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Historic Firearms and Early Militaria May 3-4, 2017


Historic Firearms and Early Militaria

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Contributors: Allen Cebula Tim Prince Cowan’s would also like to thank Michael Zomber for sharing his superb knowledge of the European arms included in this auction.

Cowan’s is pleased to offer property from the following: The Mel Flanagan Collection of European and American Arms

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Historic Firearms and Early Militaria — Lots 1 - 459

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1 Austrian Elliptical Blunderbuss 1.9” x 1.24” elliptical bore, 25.9” octagonal-to-round iron barrel. 41.1” in overall length. Flat, bevelled, stepped iron lock with flat reinforced cock. Original flint configuration. Iron furniture and sling bar. Brass blade front sight, iron band at stock tip. Pinned Austrian beech stock. Circa 1790. About fine overall. Lightly cleaned metal with smooth gray color with a thin layer of surface oxidation developing. Mechanically functional. Good bore with moderate oxidation. Stock with good edges and lines, some wood loss around pins, and one pin loose. $2,000 - $3,000

2 British Cannon Barrel Blunderbuss 1.581” diameter canon barrel muzzle, 18” round brass barrel with baluster turned rings at the breech and 5.25” and 7.5” from the breech. 7.25” long flat iron British military lock marked TOWER to the rear of the hammer and with a CROWN/GR forward of the hammer as well as with a British military Crown/Broad Arrow mark. Flat, reinforced cock, unbridled, faceted iron pan, original flintlock configuration. Brass furniture with 2nd Model Brown Bess type serpentine sideplate. Barrel marked LONDON and Minories in an arc. London commercial proof marks. Walnut stock with raised carved “beaver tail” around breech tang, barrel pinned to stock. Flat brass buttplate secured by nails. Wooden ramrod a replacement. Circa 1750-1770. Fine. Brass with attractive patina, lock with smooth brown, un-cleaned look. Markings mostly crisp and clear. Mechanically functional. Stock fine and crisp, with expected handling marks and dings and some minor wood loss around the pins. $2,000 - $3,000

3 British Tower Brass Barrel Blunderbuss 1.6” diameter muzzle with 20.125” long brass barrel with a 4” octagonal breech section stepped up to a round barrel ending with a canon muzzle. Unknown proof on top of breech flat. Rounded iron British military musket lock, marked TOWER to the rear of the hammer and CROWN/GR forward of the hammer with British ordnance crown/broad arrow marking as well. Rounded reinforced cock with rounded, bridled, fenced iron pan. Irish alphanumeric registration number Q627 on the right side of the barrel. Walnut stock with flat toe line and rudimentary raised carving around the breech plug tang. Wooden ramrod. Very good. Brass with a pleasing mellow patina, iron lock with even light pitting and lightly cleaned grayish patina. Mechanically functional. Good bore. Stock very good, with small crack in raised carving at tang. $1,500 - $2,500 6

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4 Brass Barrel Blunderbuss by Waters 1.5” flared canon muzzle, .73” at breech, pinned 15.8” round brass barrel with baluster turned rings at the breech and the transition to the canon muzzle. 6” slightly rounded iron lock with pointed tail, marked WATERS behind the hammer, and British crown forward of hammer. Unbridled, rounded iron pan with fence. Rounded swan neck cock. Barrel marked PROVED in two arced lines at the breech. Brass furniture including acorn wrist escutcheon, buttplate, flat S-shaped sideplate, triggerguard and two ramrod pipes. Brass tipped wood rammer with iron wiper at end. Consignor notes indicate that they feel the gun was assembled in America circa 1800. Good to very good overall. Brass with a nice butterscotch patina, lock with a dusky blue-gray and oxidized brown patina. Stock with some minor chips around the lock, as well as scattered nicks and dings. Lock mechanically functional, but a re-conversion to flint, as the pan has been welded to the lock. The William Locke Collection (pictured on pages 419-420 of Seller’s book), The DuPont Collection, Mel Flanagan collection via John Gangle. $3,000 - $5,000

5 Irish Brass Blunderbuss by Rigby 1.58” flared canon muzzle, 14.4” octagonal-to-round brass barrel with baluster turned rings at the transition. Flat iron water proof lock with roller frizzen and flat reinforced cock. Lock marked RIGBY. Brass barrel marked DUBLIN on the top flat and with the Irish registration number WI 967. Wedge secured barrel with brass furniture in walnut stock. Brass tipped iron ramrod. Circa 1st quarter of the 19th century. The firm of John Rigby & Company was established in Dublin in 1775 and remained a family gun making business in that city through several generations into the 1890s, at which time it relocated to London and remains one of the premier sporting arms manufactures in the world today. Good to very good. Brass with a smooth, mellow bronze patina. Iron lock with a smoky blue gray patina and some pitting. Mechanically functional, good bore. Stock about good, with moderate wear, dings and mars, some tiny cracks around the wedges with associated wood loss. A nice example of a scarce Irish made blunderbuss from the early 1800s by a very famous maker. $2,000 - $3,000

6 Spanish Cannon Barrel Blunderbuss 1.82” flared cannon muzzle, 17” pinned brass octagonal-to-round barrel with cast relief decorations at the transition. Walnut stock, iron sling swivels. Iron migulet percussion lock with grotesque monster head cock. Flat brass sideplate and buttplate. Very good. Even patina on the brass, moderately oxidized lock fully functional, wood with minor handling marks. $1,000 - $1,500 SEE DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS, ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS AND CONDITION REPORTS OF ALL LOTS AT COWANS.COM

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7 British Iron Mounted Flintlock Blunderbuss 1.278” flared muzzle, 14.6” wedge retained octagonal-to-round barrel with baluster turned rings at the transition. Full-length walnut stock checkered at the wrist with iron furniture. Flat rounded iron lock secured with a single screw, with loose foliate scroll engraving, fenced iron pan and flat swan neck cock, engraved en suite. Etched Damascus pattern barrel, post-1813 Birmingham proofs under the barrel. Brass tipped wooden ram rod. Circa 1820. Good to very good. Metal with a mostly plum brown patina, and evenly distributed oxidation, pinpricking and some light pitting. Lock functional, bore heavily oxidized. Stock with tight, repaired crack though lock mortise and wrist. Otherwise the stock remains crisp. $1,500 - $2,000

8 British Brass Barrel Flintlock Blunderbuss with Folding Bayonet 1.24” flared canon muzzle, 15.3” pinned brass octagonal-to-round barrel with polygonal transition and a pair of baluster turned rings. Baluster rings at muzzle transition as well. Half stocked with checkered wrist and folding bayonet under barrel. Flat stepped iron lock marked FOWLER. Waterproof rounded, fenced iron pan with roller frizzen. Flat swan neck cock with simple engraved motifs. Top of barrel engraved London with two Crowned/Crossed Scepters proofs at breech. Side mounted wooden rammer with brass tip. Circa 1810. Very good. Brass with a deep golden patina. Good bore. Lightly pitted lock is mechanically functional. Snap bayonet functions correctly as well. Stock with old repaired crack on reverse at nose cap and showing some bumps and dings as would be expected. $3,000 - $4,000

9 French Brass Barrel Flintlock Blunderbuss 2.09” flared muzzle, 16.25” pinned brass octagonal-to-round barrel, with step and large baluster turned ring at transition. Full-length walnut stock heavy brass furniture. Unmarked iron banana shaped lock with rounded, fenced, bridled iron pan. Rounded swan neck cock. Single proof or maker’s mark on top barrel flat. Trumpet-shaped iron rammer. Fine overall. Brass with a deep umber patina. Fine bore and mechanics. Lock is lightly oxidized over a pewter patina. Stock is very fine a crisp, with only light handling marks. $1,500 - $2,500 8

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10 British Flintlock Brass Barrel Blunderbuss with Folding Bayonet by Griffin 1.23” flared canon muzzle, 17.8” pinned brass octagonal-to-round barrel with baluster turned rings at transition. Walnut stock, side-mounted folding bayonet, brass mounts and furniture. Flat pointed iron lock marked GRIFFIN with simple border line engraving and embellishments. Flat swan neck cock engraved en suite. Brass trigger guard with acorn finial, lightly engraved buttplate and sideplate, bayonet release on sideplate. Stock with raised carved apron around the iron breech tang in a shell motif. 14” side mounted bayonet and wooden ramrod. Circa 1750-1770, prior to becoming Griffin & Tow. Very good to fine. Brass with a golden patina, good bore. Lock cleaned to bright in the European fashion. Mechanically functional, both lock and bayonet. Stock crisp with usual bumps and dings and an old coat of added varnish. $4,000 - $6,000

11 British Brass Barrel Blunderbuss with Folding Bayonet by Styan 1.29” canon barrel muzzle, 14” octagonal-to-round wedge retained brass barrel with baluster turned rings at transition. Walnut stock, checkered at the wrist. Case hardened rounded-stepped waterproof lock with roller frizzen and flat swan neck cock and sliding safety. Lock marked STYAN and lightly engraved to the rear. Brass furniture including a scroll shaped semi-pistol gripped trigger guard with engraved pineapple finial, lightly engraved buttplate, and ramrod pipes with baluster turned rings. Breech with post-1813 Birmingham commercial proof marks and top flat marked Manchester. Top mounted, 12.75” long, folding bayonet. Wooden ramrod with horn tip. Circa 1830. About fine overall. Brass with a mellow patina, all engraving and markings remaining sharp. Lock mechanically functional, bore very good. Snap bayonet functions perfectly. Stock fine and crisp with a few handling dings and marks and a small sliver missing at the transition between the octagon and round portions of the barrel on the obverse of the stock. A very fine English blunderbuss. $2,500 - $3,500

12 British Brass Barrel Blunderbuss by Joyner 1.05” canon muzzle, 15.7” octagon to round barrel with baluster turned rings at the transition. Full length walnut stock with brass furniture that is lightly embellished with simple foliate engraving, trigger guard with pineapple finial. Brass lock with fenced pan marked Joyner with flat swan necked cock. Top of barrel marked LONDON with two London commercial proofs at breech. Brass tipped wooden ramrod with iron worm at end. Circa 1770. Very good overall. Brass barrel, lock and furniture with dull ocher patina. Lock mechanically functional, good bore. Stock about good with some expertly executed repairs to the fore-end that are nearly invisible and would not have been discovered under cursory examination were it not for the consignor’s notes. A really lovely little coaching carbine type blunderbuss from the late 1700s. $1,500 - $2,000 SEE DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS, ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS AND CONDITION REPORTS OF ALL LOTS AT COWANS.COM

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13 British Flintlock Brass Barrel Blunderbuss by Ketland 1.18” flared canon muzzle, 14.5” pinned brass octagon to round barrel with baluster turned ring at transition and at muzzle flare. Rounded iron pointed lock marked KETLAND / & Co in two lines with rounded, fenced, bridled iron pan. Round swan neck cock. Top of barrel engraved LONDON with additional engraved embellishments of stars and a crescent moon, buttplate engraved with the same motifs, with stars on the trigger guard bow as well. Silver wire inlay around tang. Flat brass panoply of arms sideplate with two lock mounting screws, decorative brass wrist escutcheon. Brass tipped wooden ramrod with iron worm at end. About fine, brass with a mellow mustard patina. Lock with a dusky gray patina and scattered surface oxidation. Lock mechanically functional. Stock about fine, showing the usual bumps and dings and a tiny area of wood loss at the trigger guard. Otherwise fine. $2,000 - $3,000

14 British Brass barrel Flintlock Blunderbuss 1.24” canon barrel muzzle, 15.6” pinned round brass barrel with baluster turned rings at canon flare and breech. London commercial proofs on barrel. Walnut stock, plain brass furniture. Rounded iron lock marked GOFF with round, fenced iron pan and rounded cock. Brass tipped wooden rammer. Circa 1800. Very good. Brass with mellow golden patina. Bore good. Lock with dull gray patina, well marked and mechanically functional. Stock about good with repaired wood at stock tip, a couple of cracks on the reverse at the tang and some wood loss along the ramrod channel. $2,000 - $3,000

15 Early British Brass Barrel Flintlock Blunderbuss by Blanckley 1.5” round swelled muzzle, 13.8” long raised breech octagonal to round pinned barrel with a polygonal transition that terminates in baluster turned rings. Full length walnut stock with brass furniture, most of which is attached with nails as was the common practice on many guns produced during the 17th century. Flat serpentine side plate secured with three lock bolts. 6” rounded banana lock with unbridled round iron pan, rounded swan neck cock. Lock engraved BLANCKLEY and with simple foliate scrolls. Breech with early London commercial proof marks, as well as Blanckley’s *IB maker’s mark. Wooden rammer. John Blanckley worked in London from 1669 through his death in 1700. This is a very early English blunderbuss, circa 1690. Very good to fine, particularly for a gun that is in excess 300 years old. Brass with a medium golden patina from an old cleaning that is starting to tone down. Lock is functional, with a dark brown patina and some light pitting. All markings remain legible. Stock with expected nicks and dings, some wood loss around the sideplate and pins. A really attractive and scarce late 17th century blunderbuss. $3,000 - $4,000 10

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16 Pair of British Brass Barreled Blunderbusses by E. Newton 1.19” flared muzzles, 12” round pinned brass barrels, full length walnut stocks. Rounded brass locks marked E NEWTON with delicate boarder line engraving. Round, fenced brass pan, rounded swan neck cock boarder line engraved en suite, as is the frizzen. Barrels marked with commercial London proofs and a Crown/F maker’s mark. Top of barrels marked GRANTHAM. Brass wrist escutcheons with delicately engraved decorations, and rounded S-shaped sideplate with tiny floral engraving at center. Walnut stock with neatly executed raised carved aprons around iron barrel tangs. Swelled wooden rammers with flat brass tips. Circa 1730. Fine overall. Both blunderbusses have a lovely mellow golden patina to the brass. Good bores and fully functional locks in original flint configuration. All markings remain crisp and sharp. Stocks show only minor bumps, dings and handling marks. One stock shows a flaw in the obverse butt along the grain line. Really a lovely pair of diminutive brass barreled blunderbusses from the first part of the 1700s. $7,000 - $9,000

17 British Tower Brass Barrel Flintlock Blunderbuss 1.682” flared canon muzzle, 17.6” pinned round brass barrel with baluster turned rings at the breech and muzzle transition. Walnut stock, brass furniture. Rounded iron British military lock with bridled and fenced iron pan and rounded swan necked cock. Lock engraved TOWER to the rear of the hammer and with a Crown / GR forward of the hammer along with a Crown/Broad Arrow acceptance mark. Barrel with two Tower proofs, a pair of crowned crossed scepters. Flat geometric brass sideplate and sheet brass buttplate. Stock with raised carved apron around the iron breech tang. Brass tipped wooden rammer. Possibly a British naval blunderbuss, circa 1780. Good to near very good. Brass with a mellow golden patina. Lock with a lightly oxidized gray patina and clear markings. Mechanically functional. Stock about good, with minor crack below lock mortise, running to triggeguard. Some wood loss around the pins as well. Buttplate slightly proud of the wood. Otherwise solid with bump, dings and bruises. $2,000 - $4,000 SEE DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS, ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS AND CONDITION REPORTS OF ALL LOTS AT COWANS.COM

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18 French Brass Barrel Flintlock Blunderbuss 2.15” flared muzzle, 15.5” wedge retained brass octagon to round barrel with baluster turned rings at the transition. Semi-pistol gripped checkered walnut stock. Rounded iron lock with rounded bridled fenced iron pan and round swan neck cock. Lock engraved in two-line script MARSELIN / FAURE forward of the lock and St. Etienne under the frizzen spring. Barrel with Crown / M proof mark at breech. Iron ramrod. Circa 1780. Very good to fine. All brass with a pleasing mellow patina. Lock a mottled gray and brown with some scattered surface oxidation. Mechanically functional. Stock solid and crisp with sharp checkering. One tiny repair under the lock mortise. Otherwise showing only normal wear for a 200+ year old firearm. $2,000 - $3,000

19 European Iron Mounted Blunderbuss 1.5” flared muzzle (.67” at breech), pinned, octagonal-to-round iron barrel with baluster turned rings at the transition. Bright finish, European hardwood stock. 6.75” long, flat, beveled iron lock with teat at rear. Unbridled, faceted pan with flat, beveled swan neck cock. Scalloped iron buttplate, flat iron sideplate. Stock with simple incised carved lines. The initials “AM” are carved in the obverse butt twice, with the “A” in the form of a Masonic compass in one set. Good overall. Metal has been cleaned in the European fashion, and now has a smoky gray patina with oxidized discoloration. Mechanically functional, good bore. Stock with nicks, dings and mars. A plugged hole repair is present in the fore-end at the rear pin, and a sliver is missing near the fore-end tip on the reverse. Stock possibly shortened, fit at buttplate is crude. $1,000 - $1,500

20 Flintlock Blunderbuss by W. Calderwood 1.91” flared muzzle, 25” pinned round iron barrel with baluster turned rings at breech. Bright finish, walnut stock, brass furniture. 4.75” flat, bevelled, stepped iron lock with rounded, fenced, waterproof pan and roller frizzen. Flat, bevelled swan neck cock. Lock marked W. CALDERWOOD. No proofs on exterior of barrel. Wooden ramrod. William Calderwood is listed in Sellers as a Pittsburgh gunsmith working ca 1819-1846. The consignor’s notes list this as an American blunderbuss, and the Calderwood lock and lack of barrel proofs support that claim. It may be an assembled arm, as the stock does not appear to have the age of the metal parts and the quality of the fit of the furniture is somewhat suspect. Good. Barrel cleaned to bright and showing some scuffs. Lock a mottled oxidized patina. Lock remains functional. Brass furniture with mellow ochre patina. Stock good, with repaired crack at front of lock mortise and on flat, opposite lock. $1,500 - $2,500 12

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21 British Flintlock Brass Barrel Blunderbuss by Blacnkle 1.77” flared canon barrel muzzle, 22.25” pinned octagonal brass barrel with large baluster turned ring at muzzle transition, at barrel transition, and large ring at breech. Walnut stock, iron furniture. Engraved, flat 6.75” iron lock with teat at rear, marked I / BLACNKLE on lock. Flat reinforced cock engraved with patterns matching the tail of the lock. Barrel marked with a depressed */IB and Crown/GP and Crown/V London proof marks. Flat iron sideplate secured with three screws, iron triggger guard and buttplate with large bulbous screws and nails. Buttplate engraved A27. Iron sling swivel near muzzle, and associated sling screw near toe. Wooden ramrod. John Blacnkle worked in London circa 1670-1700. Good. Brass with a nice patina, lock crisp with a mottled gray appearance. Mechanically functional, good bore. Wood very good as restocked with some wear and worm holes. Associated iron furniture may or may not be original to the gun as originally manufactured, particularly the flat side plate. $2,000 - $3,000

22 German Iron Mounted Flintlock Blunderbuss .95” flared muzzle (about .75” at breech), 26” pinned octagonal-to-round barrel with sets of baluster turned rings at the transitions. Iron furniture, European hardwood stock with horn fore-end tip. Rounded lock with teat at rear and unbridled, faceted iron pan. Rounded, swan neck cock. Open work, two-screw sideplate, and open work wrist escutcheon. Stock with raised cheek piece and sling swivels in toe and near muzzle. Two rammer pipes, wood rammer. Good overall. Has been cleaned in a European fashion, leaving the lock bright with some pits. Barrel toning down slightly, but showing some pits as well as some flaws. Mechanically functional, good bore. Stock with bumps and dings, repaired crack at wrist and a large, triangular inset repair on the reverse at the barrel transition. $2,000 - $3,000

23 European Flintlock Blunderbuss 1.85” flared muzzle (about .75” at breech), 25.25” round iron barrel, secured by pins and single screw that enters from the bottom. Flat, beveled, stepped lock with finial at rear, and flat rectangular pan. Flat reinforced cock. Iron buttplate, brass trigger guard. European hardwood stock. Iron tipped wooden ramrod. Consignor notes mention that a similar lock is pictured in Arms & Armor in Colonial America by Harold Peterson on page 34. Good. Metal cleaned in the European fashion, with a steel gray patina with scattered pitting. Barrel shows flaws and possibly some welded repairs to fill pits or cracks. Iron furniture with similar patina. Stock fit is poor around buttplate tang, with chipping and worm holes. Probably an old restock of older metal parts. $2,000 - $3,000 SEE DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS, ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS AND CONDITION REPORTS OF ALL LOTS AT COWANS.COM

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24 British Iron Barreled Flintlock Blunderbuss by Reynolds 1.66” flared muzzle, .82” at breech, pinned iron barrel. Bright finish, walnut stock, brass mountings. 6.75” long rounded lock with point at rear and bridled integral rounded iron pan with fence. Rounded, reinforced cock. Lock marked REYNOLDS. Barrel with British military proof marks at breech. Brass furniture with flat serpentine sideplate, buttplate, triggerguard and single rammer pipe. Stock with deep groove in fore-end suggesting use in a swivel yoke, rudimentary raised carvings at tail of lock and flat, and raised carved apron around barrel tang. Good overall. Barrel with a thick, uncleaned brown patina with scattered light to moderate pitting and a moderately pitted bore. Mechanically functional. Lock may be an old, period-of-use replacement as it is is about .25” short of fitting the mortise perfectly. Brass furniture with deep, dark, untouched patina. Bottom 1” of buttplate broken and missing at toe. Wooden ramrod is not removable. $1,000 - $2,000

25 British Flintlock Elliptical Bore Swivel Gun 3.25” x 2.75” swelled elliptical bore, 21.25” pin retained iron octagonal-to-round barrel. Bright finish, walnut stock, brass furniture, iron swivel mounting yoke, 37.75” overall length. Unmarked 7.5” rounded iron lock with round iron, bridled, fenced pan. Rounded swan neck cock. Raised carved apron around breech plug tang, brass reinforcement band near fore-end tip. Wooden ramrod. Near fine overall. Iron barrel previously cleaned and now toning down with a thin brown patina. Lock mechanically functional, bore good with moderate pitting. Smooth mellow brass patina. Stock crisp with usual minor bumps and dings. Wooden ramrod broken. $3,000 - $5,000

26 British Flintlock Blunderbuss by Cooper & Goodman 3.25” flared muzzle, .90” at breech, pinned iron 26.5” barrel. Bright finish, European hardwood stock, brass mountings. 8” lock marked COOPER & / GOODMAN, with a rounded, bridled iron pan with a fence and rounded reinforced cock. Birmingham proofs at breech. Hole in stock for swivel yoke mount. Brass tipped wood ramrod. Good. Barrel with a dark brown, oxidized patina and lightly scattered pitting. Bore good, mechanically functional. Brass with medium umber patina. Wood well worn with nicks, dings and wood loss at pins. $4,000 - $6,000 14

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27 Wheelock Cannon Barrel Blunderbuss 19th century copy. This was used by F. Theodore Dexter in one of his books. Beautifully carved stock. Period 16th-century style engraving on the triggerguard and around the muzzle. Weighs 21.5” pounds. Dated 1507 on the breech in an engraved shield. Excellent overall. $3,000 - $5,000

28 Brass Barrel Blunderbuss Swivel Gun 1.75” flared canon muzzle, 22” round, pin-retained brass barrel with single baluster turned transition at muzzle. 40.25” overall length, brass furniture, walnut stock, iron swivel yoke. 6.75” long flat iron lock marked LONDON, rounded and fenced iron pan, flat reinforced cock. Barrel with post-1813 Birmingham commercial proofs. Flat brass sideplate. Missing middle fastening screw. Very good. Brass with medium mellow bronze patina. Lock with a moderately pitted dark brown patina and iron yoke the same, with slightly more pitting. Mechanically functional, good bore. Wood good with numerous bumps, dings and mars, some wood loss around pins and extra holes for repairing and replacing of the pins. $2,000 - $3,000

29 Flintlock Blunderbuss by Armstrong 2.15” flared muzzle, 26.75” round wedge retained iron barrel. Massive 17.5 pound flintlock blunderbuss 44.5” in overall length with iron mounts and a walnut stock, checkered at the wrist. 8.5” flat rounded lock with round waterproof pan with roller frizzen and flat reinforced cock. Lock marked ARMSTRONG and engraved with herringbone border lines, leaves and rays. Cock engraved with panoplies of arms and the iron tang engraved en suite. Massive triggerguard also engraved with panoplies of arms and pineapple finial. Top of the barrel engraved ARMSTRONG CLONMEL and with the Irish registration number ST 3712. Wooden ramrod. Circa 1820. Near fine overall. Metal with a mottled and oxidized gray patina showing light pitting at the breech and muzzle and scattered pinpricking as well. Lock mechanically functional, bore good. Stock very good, showing only some minor handling marks, and the usual small mars from use. Sharp checkering, with old repaired chips at the wrist and on the reverse stock between the stock flat and lower wedge. A very interesting and attractive large pattern Irish blunderbuss. $2,000 - $3,000 SEE DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS, ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS AND CONDITION REPORTS OF ALL LOTS AT COWANS.COM

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30 Flintlock Swivel Blunderbuss by J. Manton 2” diameter flared muzzle, 25.75” iron barrel. Bright finish, walnut stock, brass furniture. 6.75” long rounded iron lock with pointed tail. Rounded, bridled fenced iron pan with rounded swan neck cock. Lock marked J MANTON forward of hammer and dated 1799 to the rear an East India Company mark at the tail. Swell in fore-end for swivel yoke mount, no mount present. Remnants of circular East India Company mark on obverse butt. Brass pipes, iron buttonhead ramrod. Good. Metal with medium pewter patina and scattered oxidation and pitting. Lock functional but moderately pitted, frizzen replaced. Brass furniture with deep umber patina. Stock sanded, with bumps and dings with some wood loss around the pins. $1,500 - $2,500

31 Dragon Blunderbuss Made For Chinese Market 2.5” bore diameter, 31.25” barrel length, with a dragon’s head for a muzzle. Lockplate dated 1812. Forward of the hammer is a trade mark and a crown over “2.” Brass furniture with checkered wrist stock. Top of barrel with scales of the Dragon’s tail inlaid with silver and brass. Barrel and lock with dark black patina. Brass with nice patina. Stock is excellent. $3,000 - $5,000

32 British Flintlock Blunderbuss with Folding Bayonet 1.75” flared muzzle, 24.625” round pin retained iron barrel with baluster turned rings at breech. Brass mounts, walnut stock, side mounted folding bayonet. Unmarked 6.25” flat bevelled lock with teat, rounded and fenced iron pan, bevelled flat swan neck cock. Barrel with two English proofs. 14” bayonet, brass sideplate with bayonet release, secured by rotating iron safely, brass tipped wooden ramrod. Brass triggerguard with pineapple finial. Stamped DE behind triggerguard. Good overall. Exterior metal cleaned to bright in the European fashion, with heavily oxidized and pitted bore. Brass cleaned with a golden color. Stock sanded with wood loss at the pins. Lock and bayonet functional. Ramrod likely a more recent replacement. $1,500 - $2,500 16

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33 Flintlock Bluderbuss with Folding Bayonet 1.168” muzzle, 14.25” round brass barrel marked CHELMSFORD with baluster turned rings at breech and 4.75” from breech and canon muzzle. Flat, bevelled, stepped lock marked HUDSON, with flat swan-necked cock and bridled, round, fenced iron pan. Original flintlock configuration. 29.5” in overall length, with brass furniture and straight grip walnut stock. Snap bayonet mounted under stock, released by rear trigger. Side mounted wooden rammer with single brass pipe. Urn pattern brass wrist escutcheon. Circa 1800. Fine. Brass with smooth, mellow patina with a greenish tone. Mechanically functional, good bore. Snap bayonet functions correctly, with the activating spring being somewhat weak. Bayonet locks securely into both the stored and deployed positions. Walnut stock fine with sharp edges and much original finish. $2,000 - $3,000

34 Flintlock Blunderbuss 1.428” diameter flared muzzle, 18.5” round Damascus patterned barrel gold highlights and baluster turned rings at the breech and 6” from the breech. Overall length 31”. Flat bevelled lock marked FIEDLER / Augsburg at tail. Flat swan neck cock, faceted iron pan, original flintlock configuration. Brass furniture, checkered walnut stock, brass tipped wooden ramrod. Johann Adam Fiedler worked in Augsburg (Bavaria) during the last decade of the 18th century. Very good. Barrel with moderately oxidized patina and traces of the original gold highlights in the heavily patterned Damascus metal. Bore moderately pitted. Mechanically functional. Brass furniture with mellow mustard patina. Stock fine, with crisp lines and crisp checkering at wrist. A very crisp German blunderbuss ca 1790-1800. $1,500 - $3,000

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35 Flintlock “Eprouvette” Powder Tester Boxlock style with gauge under the barrel. Walnut stock. All metal is sharp and crisp. Gray with some light staining. Overall very good. $1,000 - $1,500

36 Rare “Eprouvette” Powder Tester Engraved brass frame with vent hole. Walnut handle. Very good overall. $1,500 - $2,000

37 Rare Hand-Held Flintlock “Eprouvette” Powder Tester Flintlock, gauge and walnut handle. Gray to brown with some staining. Very good overall. $1,500 - $2,500

38 Flintlock “Eprouvette” Powder Tester Early 18th century. Engraved lock, brass backstrap with mask face. Missing trigger guard. Brass sideplate. Good overall. $1,000 - $1,500

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39 French Flintlock Tinder Lighter Marked on the boxlock Benard Dit Lalman A Paris. Silver wire inlay in the walnut stock. Overall a dark brown patina. $1,000 - $1,500

41 Flintlock Tinder Lightner Iron frame with walnut handle. Nice dark patina. Very good overall. $1,000 - $1,500

40 Flintlock Tinder Lighter Large boxlock-style frame. Candle curls on the left with scissors to cut candle. Dog head handle. Very unusual in very good condition. Metal is gray to brown. $1,500 - $2,500

42 Brass Frame Flintlock Tinder Lighter Brass frame marked Barr on the left side of the frame. Walnut handle. Very good. $1,000 - $1,500

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43 Early Tinder Lighter Simple flintlock tinder lighter with .56” diameter candle receptacle on reverse, about 7” in overall length. External sear and mainsprings, two notch tumbler. Walnut grip and fore-end. .72”x.79” rectangular tinder receptacle. Flat-faced, shoed fizzen. Very good overall. Showing an oxidized brown over gray patina. Mechanically functional. Bottom right hand corner of frizzen face is chipped. Stock with nicks and dings and a tiny grain crack on the reverse. Candle broken. $1,000 - $1,500 MAY 3-4, 2017 CINCINNATI, OHIO

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44 Pair of Miniature Dutch Ivory Stock Pistols 3.25” length, flintlock marked J. Kosters and in the rear Maastricht. Cannon-style barrels, silver and gold furniture, original ivory stock with carved Knights’ heads. Cased in a blue leather case with red lining. This little set of pistols was made n the late 1950’s. Once sold at James D Julia Auctions. All metal is sharp and crisp with a polished bright look. Ivory with a nice mellow yellow look. The case is excellent. $2,500 - $5,000

45 Miniature Copy of Engraved Remington Elliot Single Shot Derringer S/N 47, marked on the top of the barrel Remington’s Ilion New York. Engraved, nickel finish, blued hammer, pins, and trigger. Ivory grips. Walnut case with miniature cleaning rod and cartridge block. This is an excellently made miniature. $1,500 - $3,000

46 Miniature Copy of an Engraved Remington Vest Pocket Derringer 2” overall length, engraved and gold finished, with ivory grips. Housed in a walnut case with partitions and cartridge block. Retaining all of the gold finish. Grips are excellent. This entire cased miniature is outstanding. $1,500 - $3,000

47 Miniature Percussion Muff Pistols This case set of boxlock percussion miniatures is 3” x 2.25”, cased with two molds with the barrel wrench. Beautifully engraved frames and barrels. Ivory handles. Our guess is that this set of pistols was made during the 19th century. Leather case with white silk lining in top and blue velvet lining in bottom. Very sharp and crisp, excellent condition. Case is excellent. $1,500 - $3,000

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48 Miniature Ring-Trigger Pinfire Revolver 1.75” overall length, gilt finish. Cased in a leather box with green velvet lining. This is a little gem. Retaining all of the gilt finish. The screws retain all of the blue finish. Case is excellent. Overall an excellent miniature. $1,000 - $1,500

49 Miniature Colt Single Action Army Revolver 3.5” overall length, nickel finish with pearl grips. Cased in a walnut box with red velvet lining. In the case is a full-size plastic copy of .45 cartridge to show the actual size. Excellent overall. $1,000 - $1,500

51 Miniature Cartridge Revolver 3.25 “ overall length. Made of brass with walnut handles. Well made, mechanically functions. Excellent overall. $1,000 - $1,500

50 Miniature Cased Set of Percussion Pepperbox Pistols 4.75” x 4” case size. Miniature copies of a double cased set of pepperboxes, blue barrels with brass frames and ivory grips. Ivory handle tools and cap box. Walnut case with green lining. Excellent. $1,500 - $3,000

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52 Miniature Pinfire Revolver 4mm caliber, 2” octagonal barrel, overall length 5”. Folding trigger; blue finish with checkered walnut grips. Retaining most of the original blue finish just lightly fading. Overall very good. $1,000 - $1,500 MAY 3-4, 2017 CINCINNATI, OHIO

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Miniatures

53 Minature Fullstock Percussion Rifle with Powder Horn 21” octagonal barrel, overall length 29.5”. Walnut stock with oval brass two-piece patchbox. Iron buttplate with iron trigger guard. Included is brass powder horn. Excellent. $2,000 - $3,000

54 Minature Percussion Swivel Breech Rfle 18” overall length, brass furniture with four-piece engraved patchbox. Brown barrel, notched rear barrel sights, blade front sight. Silver moon inlay on the left side of stock. Eight-pointed star on the cheek piece. Curly maple stock. Beautifully made. Excellent overall. $2,500 - $5,000

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55 Cased Pair of Miniature Muff Pistols by T.Blissett .225 bore diameter. Engraved box-style frames with safeties on the back of the hammers. Checkered walnut bag-style grips with engraved metal caps. In the original casing with a scissors-style mold. Label inside the case lid reads: J.Blissett Gunmaker London. Mahogany case with brass carrying ring and the original key to lock case present. Both guns are in similar condition. Cleaned in a European manner. The case is excellent with the original lining. Overall in superb condition. $3,500 - $5,000

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56 Cased Pair of Miniature Highly Engraved Muff Pistols by J. Blissett .335 bore diameter, 1.25� octagonal barrel with a notch on the bottom of the barrel at the muzzle for the wrench to fit to take the barrel off. Top of the barrel engraved John Blissett. Gold inlay line at the breech, fine banknote-style engraving. Finely checkered in a skip-line style bag-shaped grips. Safeties behind the hammers. In the period style casing with compartment flask, mold, engraved barrel wrench. Very nice sharp and crisp and excellent overall. $3,500 - $6,500

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Contemporary Pair of French Flintlock Silver-Mounted Pocket Pistols Kentucky by Nicolas Pistol by Boutet Louis Parker

57 Pair of French Flintlock Pocket Pistols by Nicholas Boutet .50 caliber, 1.25” barrels, folding triggers, push on safety, swan neck cocks, moulded frizzens with internal springs. All metal parts are nicely engraved throughout with Boutet’s signature. Mythical creatures include bare-breasted, winged sphinxes, dragons, reminiscent of both Greek mythology and Napoleon’s Egyptian campaign, as well as goddess, florals, cockerels, and birds. Pistols are numbered 1 and 2 signed “Manuf’d a Versailles.” The ebony stocks are elegantly carved with florals in relief. Condition throughout is excellent with steel surfaces having been cleaned in the European manor. Stocks are excellent. Nicholas Noel Boutet is universally acknowledged have been the greatest and most artistic maker of flintlock firearms. He made arms for Napoleon and the crowned heads of Europe. Any Boutet firearm from the humblest military pistol to the most elaborate fowling piece in the Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibits the finest quality both design and execution. These lovely works of art, the Boutet pistols are close to pristine and superb in every aspect with all small parts original. A very fine and rare pair of French flintlock pocket pistols by Nicholas Noel Boutet are circa 1805. $15,000 - $30,000

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Contemporary Silver-Mounted Kentucky Pistol by Louis Parker

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58 Contemporary Silver-Mounted Kentucky Pistol by Louis Parker .45 caliber, 7.75� multi-layered silver wrapped barrel, notched rear barrel sight mount on the breech, silver blade front sight. Engraved lockplate and also marked A. W. Spies, Warranted. Octagonal butt also wrapped in silver. Maple stock heavily mounted with engraved silver inlays. Pieced engraved silver sideplate. Unusual squared engraved silver triggerguard with finials. Ferrules of engraved silver and the rear ferrule is finished off with a finial. Lock mortice is inlaid in silver and engraved. Silver engraved nosecap. Original ramrod. Lockplate still retains original blue finish. All silver has been lightly clean to bright. The stock is excellent. This pistol was copied after a pistol, of similar designs in the in the Locke Collection. $10,000 - $15,000

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Model 1859 Lemat Percussion Revolver

Left Side

59 Model 1859 Lemat Percussion Revolver .42 caliber nine-shot, .645 smooth bore, 7.5” The number “5” is the barrel grouping, on the back of the cylinder, and on the frame. Marked on the top of the barrel. Stamped 5 on the back of the cylinder, the front of the recoil shield, and the rear of the barrel lug. The shotgun barrel is marked 16.6 or .66 caliber roughly 14 gauge. The right side of the fore-strap is stamped with a “JH.” Eric wrote in his description this was believed to be John Heuser of New Orleans. There are no foreign proof marks on any part of this pistol. The absence of any proof marks leads one to believe this one was made in America. It maybe one of the first pistols sold to the Confederacy. One other interesting fact about this pistol is that it has a screw through the bottom of the barrel to lock it in place against the frame. All metal is very sharp and crisp. It has been cleaned lightly, leaving it with a gunmetal gray look. Grips are good but the checkering on the grips has been re-done. Backstrap and trigger guard have a nice patina. A very rare variation of the 1859 LeMat. Alan S. Kelley, Serpette Collection sold at James D. Julia in 1997 $20,000 - $30,000

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Belgian Brevet Model 1859 Prototype Lemat Percussion Revolver

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60 Belgian Brevet Model 1859 Prototype Lemat Percussion Revolver .42 caliber nine-shot, .630 smooth bore, crown, and N on the barrel, the cylinder, also on the cylinder are an ELG in an oval. Belgian proofs throughout on all of the internal parts. Marked 16.8 on the smoothbore. Cylinder and barrels are finished in blue. The frame was case colored. Silver finished backstrap and trigger guard. Checkered walnut grips. This revolver was listed in a James D. Julia Auction Catalog November 3, 4, 5. It came out of the famous Serpette collection of LeMats described by the eminent authority, Eric Vaule, who cataloged for the pioneer collectors arms auctioneer, Richard A. Bourne. Mr. Vaule served for decades as a trusted confidant of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Arms and Armor Department. Sadly Mr. Vaule passed away only recently. Because it is unnumbered Serpette felt this was a prototype of the Krider. It is well described in his book by Alain and Marie Serpette, “Colonel Francois A. LeMat.” Barrel retains most of the bright original blue finish. Cylinder retains most of the bright original blue finish some minor flaking. Smoothbore barrel retains some of the original blue finish with some light flaking. Frame is a silvery gray with some original case colors showing. Backstrap and trigger guard with most of the silver-plated finish. Grips are excellent. Model 1859 LeMats are very rare. $40,000 - $60,000

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Civil War

61 Engraved Civil War Antler Horn Col. Nat Forrest 1862 Very finely carved antler horn with a large eagle and a musket in one talon while the other has a sword with CSA. On the other side Col Nat Forrest and dated 1862. Adjustable shot spout. A place to fill it when it was empty. Accompanying the horn is a four-page typed document giving a brief biography of Colonel (later General) Forrest, and a detailed description of the horn that is signed by Walter O’Connor and notarized. O’Connor relates how he obtained the horn and states that based on his expertise, having examined over one thousand original powder horns during his half a century of studying these, he believes this one to be exactly what it purports to be. This antler has a very nice yellow-to-brown patina. It appears to be from the Civil War period based on the iron caps and how they are fastened to the antler. Excellent condition. $1,000 - $2,000

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Very Rare Original Tucker, Sherrod Flask 62 Very Rare Original Tucker, Sherrod Flask 7.125” x 4.250”. Embossed CSA at the top of the flask and Tucker & Sherrod Lancaster Texas with the five-point star in the middle. Brass body. This flask is one of only two known. The flask is pictured on the back of Jackson Arms Catalog 15, along with a Tucker & Sherrod Dragoon pistol. This flask is also pictured on the title page of the book: ARMING THE GLORIOUS CAUSE, WEAPONS OF THE SECOND WAR FOR INDEPENDENCE, A PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDY OF CONFEDERATE WEAPONS by James B. Whisker, Daniel D. Hartzler, and Larry W. Yantz. Privately published, 1998. The flask was formerly in the following collections: Billingslea, Wise Collection, the Jud Briefer Confederate Collection, and the Donald Bryan collection. The Billingslea collection was started somewhere around 1900. The collection was sold by F. Theodore Dexter in a catalog sale in 1942. This was one of the largest Confederate gun collections to be sold in the 20th century. Mr. Wise purchased the revolver and flask from Dexter’s catalog October of 1943. Mr. Wise’s collection of firearms was sold by Jackson Arms company of Dallas Texas, and the Tucker Sherrod revolver and flask appeared on the back cover of the Jackson Arms Catalog 15 and are well described on the inside front cover. Both pieces were then purchased by Justin “Judd” Briefer. Later Donald Bryan purchased the flask and subsequently sold it to the consignor in 1998. The body has some dents. The flask has nice dark untouched patina. Solid and missing the charger. Billingsley Collection, Wise Collection, Jud Briefer Confederate Collection and Donald Bryan Collection $15,000 - $30,000

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Very Rare Texas-Made Dragoon by Tucker, Sherrod

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Very Rare Texas-Made Dragoon by Tucker, Sherrod

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63 Very Rare Texas-Made Dragoon by Tucker, Sherrod .44 caliber, 7.375” part octagonal-to-round barrel, S/N 222, all matching numbers. Brass backstrap and triggerguard. Stamped on the backstrap is the name S.A. Cobb. One-piece walnut grips with a silver five-pointed star inlaid in the right grip and a screw through the center of the star to hold it in place. The cylinder has a blown chamber and the rear portion of the barrel was restored under the loading lever. When it was fired there was probably a ball hung up in the barrel and when fired the next time the breech pressure blew the chamber and the bottom of the barrel. This work is not readily discernible but we will point it out if needed. This revolver was sold by Jackson Arms in Catalog number 15, featured on the back cover, and cataloged on the inside cover. This revolver has impeccable provenance, having been in the following collections: Billingslea, Wise Collection, the Jud Briefer Confederate Collection, and the Donald Bryan collection. The name S.A. Cobb cannot be documented as there were several men so-named that served in the Confederate Army based on HDS and other online roster sources. The revolver was thought to be attributed to Private S.A. Cobb, Co. L., 7th Tennessee Cavalry (Duckworth’s), SEE DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS, ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS AND CONDITION REPORTS OF ALL LOTS AT COWANS.COM

the regiment having ridden with the iconic Nathan Bedford Forrest in many of his forays in Tennessee and Kentucky. Exactly how this association came to be is unknown, but probably pre-dates the Internet era. The Billingslea collection was started somewhere around 1900. The collection was sold by F. Theodore Dexter in a catalog sale in 1942. This was one of the largest Confederate gun collection to be sold in the 20th century. Mr. Wise purchased the revolver and flask from Dexter’s catalog. Mr. Wise’s collection of firearms was sold by Jackson Arms company of Dallas, Texas, and the Tucker Sherrod revolver and flask appeared on the back cover of Jackson Arms’ Catalog 15. It is well described on the inside front cover. The revolver was then purchased by Justin “Judd” Briefer. At some point the revolver was acquired by Donald Bryan who subsequently sold it to the consignor in 1998. The entire revolver has a nice brown patina with some pitting mixing in. Brass backstrap and trigger guard have an untouched patina. The grips are very good and the five-pointed star has a tarnished look. Texas-made revolvers are highly sought after and seldom come up for sale. Billingsley Collection, Wise Collection, Jud Briefer Confederate Collection and Donald Bryan Collection $50,000 - $100,000 MAY 3-4, 2017 CINCINNATI, OHIO

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64 Colt Walker Second Generation .44 caliber, 9” octagonal-to-round barrel length, S/N 2864. Top of barrel marked in single line with Colt’s New York address. Right side of the barrel marked “US 1847.” Indian battle cylinder scene. Blue barrel, cylinder and trigger. Case color frame with brass trigger guard. Walnut grips. Like new retaining nearly all the blue finish with vibrant case color. Bore is bright and shiny. Mechanically excellent. $600 - $800

65 *Colt Trooper MK III Revolver .22 caliber, 6” barrel, S/N Y9271. Blue finish with checkered walnut grips with Colt medallions. In the original box. Revolver has the slightest line through the cylinder stops. Appears to be almost new in the box. $800 - $1,200

66 Second Generation Cased Colt Model 1860 Army Revolver with Accessories .44 caliber, 8” barrel length, S/N 201576. Top of the barrel marked in single line with Colt’s New York address. Left side of the frame marked “Colt Patent” over “US”. “.44 CAL” marked on the left side of the trigger guard. Naval battleship cylinder scene. Blue barrel, cylinder, trigger and backstrap. Case color frame, hammer and ejector. Brass trigger guard and walnut grips. Comes in Colt case with flask, bullet mold and Eley Bros. caps. Like new in the box with very minor wear to the blue barrel near the muzzle. Vibrant case color and excellent grips. Bore is bright and shiny. Mechanically excellent. Case is very good but does have tape residue on top near the Colt logo. $500 - $800

67 Second Generation 1st Model Colt Model 1851 Navy Revolver .36 caliber, 7.5” octagonal barrel length, S/N 4665. Top of barrel is marked in single line with Colt New York address. Naval ship battle cylinder scene. Blue barrel, cylinder and trigger. Case color lever, hammer and frame. Varnished walnut grips. Retains nearly all the blue finish with vibrant case colors. The grips are excellent. Bore is bright and shiny. Mechanically excellent. $400 - $600

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68 Second Generation Colt Dragoon Revolver .44 caliber, 7.5” octagonal-to-round barrel length, S/N 22626. Marking on top of the barrel in single line of Colt New York address. Left side of the frame marked “Colts Patent.” Cylinder battle scene of Dragoons on horseback and Indians. Blue barrel, cylinder and trigger. Case color lever, frame and hammer. Brass back strap and trigger guard. Walnut grips. Retains nearly all the blue finish with vibrant case color. Brass has a nice mustard patina. Grips are very good. Bore is bright and shiny. Mechanically excellent. $500 - $800

70 Contemporary Pair of Queen Ann Pistols .600 bore diameter, 6.25” cannon barrel length, no S/N. Markings on the bottom of the frame “G. Gill” over “Richmond.” The left side of the grips have a panoply of arms. The back of the stock just below the upper tang has a panoply of arms. Engraved lock, barrel and trigger guard. Walnut stock with grotesque mask on the pistol grip cap. These are a very good example of contemporary Queen Ann pistols exhibiting the bright finish on the metal. The stocks are very good with minimal nicks and dings. Bore is very good and mechanically excellent. $1,500 - $2,500 SEE DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS, ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS AND CONDITION REPORTS OF ALL LOTS AT COWANS.COM

69 Contemporary Queen Ann Pistol by Prado .410 caliber smoothbore, 2.5” cannon-style barrel. Queen Ann-style furniture, walnut stock. Excellent. $750 - $1,000

71 Pair of Contemporary Queen Ann Pistols .580 bore diameter, 7” cannon barrel length, no S/N. Marked next to trigger guard “M. Miller 1” and “M. Miller 2.” The barrel, trigger guard and upper tang are all engraved. German silver side plate and German silver plaque on the back of the grips. German silver pistol grip cap featuring a grotesque mask. Bright blue screw and spring. Walnut stock with relief carvings near the upper tang. These are fine examples of contemporary Queen Ann pistols. Retaining most of the bright finish with excellent walnut stocks. Rifled bores are excellent. Mechanically excellent. $1,500 - $2,500 MAY 3-4, 2017 CINCINNATI, OHIO

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72 Pair of Queen Ann Flintlock Pistols by G. Gill .50 bore diameter, 5.25” cannon barrel length, marked “1” and “2” on the left side of the barrels. The bottom of the frame is marked “G. Gill” over “Richmond.” The top of the walnut stock near the upper tang is relief carved. The upper tang, trigger guard and barrel have floral engraving. Panoply of arms plaque on the left side of the stock and pistol grip. Pistol grip cap is of grotesque mask. Overall very good condition with a bright finish on the metal. The stock is very good with minor scratches. Bore is very good and mechanically very good. $1,500 - $2,500

73 Pair of Contemporary Flintlock Pistols .69 caliber brass octagonal-to-round barrels with two sets of baluster rings at the transitions. Brass furniture with grotesque mask butt caps, open work sideplates and engraved triggerguards with shell and floral motif finials. Barrels and locks both marked Lodding. Flat beveled locks with rounded, fenced, bridled iron pans, flat swan neck cocks. Horn tipped wooden rammers. Fine overall, showing little if any use. Some minor bumps and dings, mechanically functional. $1,500 - $2,500

74 Contemporary Kentucky-Style Flintlock Pistol .45 caliber, 9” octagonal barrel, notched rear barrel sight, blade front sight. Maple stock with a belt hook. Iron furniture. Excellent. $600 - $1,000

75 Belgian Double-Barrel Flintlock Pocket Pistol .43 caliber (11mm), 3.5” round barrels with engraved rib, iron furniture, walnut stock. Side-byside flintlock pistol with lightly engraved, flat, bevelled 3” locks with pointed tails, unbridled, faceted iron pans with fences, and flat swan neck cocks. Double triggers, foliate raised carving around breech tang and triggerguard tang. Wooden ramrod. Good overall. Oxidized brown patina on metal, mechanically functional, oxidized bores. Some corrosion and minor surface roughness present. Stock good with bump and dings and couple of minor grain cracks. $700 - $1,000

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76 Contemporary Silver Mounted Flintlock Pistols .600 bore diameter, 9” octagonal-to-round barrel length, no S/N. The lock is marked “London.” English proofs on top of the barrel. Gilt inlaid Coat of Arms on top of the barrel flat above gilt rings above border engraving. Silver mounted furniture with pattern engraving and walnut stock. Clam shell carving behind the tang. Comes with ramrod. This is a beautiful set of contemporary silver-mounted flintlock pistols. The silver has a nice patina and the stocks are excellent. Bores are excellent and mechanically excellent. $1,500 - $3,000

77 Contemporary Philadelphia Deringer .40 caliber, 1.25” barrel, with a “P” marking on the left side of the barrel. Marked Brescia on the top of the barrel, Deringer Philadelphia on the breech. Walnut stock with German silver inlays. Excellent overall. Looks just like a genuine Philadelphia Deringer. $400 - $600

78 Unwin & Rodgers Percussion Knife Pistol .235 bore diameter, 4” octagonal silver barrel with proof marks on the top of the barrel. Stag handle with two-bladed knife. German silver barrel with nice tarnished finish. Stag handle is excellent. Blades are grey with some staining. $1,000 - $1,500

79 Boutet Flintlock Pistol by Pedersoli .45 caliber, 10.5” octagonal barrel. Marked on top of the barrel, Boutet Directeur Artiste; on the left flat, Pedersoli Italy. Set trigger, engraved lock, steel furniture. Walnut stock with empire butt. Excellent. $400 - $600

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80 Reproduction M1777 Charleville .69 caliber, 44.5” round barrel secured by 3 bands, S/N ET01485. Bright finish, European hardwood stock, iron mountings. Lock marked St. Etienne, barrel with facsimile French model and proof markings. Recessed cheek rest, trumpet head steel ramrod. Very good to fine, showing light use. Retains most of the bright finish with some dulling and wear. Mechanically functional, good bore. Stock crisp with light handling marks. $800 - $1,200

81 Reproduction M-1763 Charleville Musket .69 caliber, 44.5” round barrel secured by 3 bands, S/N S7007. Bright finish, European hardwood stock, iron mountings. Lock marked Charleville. Sling swivels, trumpet head steel ramrod. Very good, showing light use. Retains most of the bright finish with some dulling and wear, and some scattered oxidation. Mechanically functional, good bore. Stock crisp with light handling marks, bumps and dings. $600 - $900

82 Contemporary Flintlock Fowler .60 caliber smooth bore, 40.5” octagonal-to-round pinned barrel with baluster turned rings at transition. Bright finish, figured hardwood stock, iron mountings. Flint lock with flat swan neck cock and faceted bridled pan with fence. Barrel signed J Brown No. 1 SH ‘97 in script. Accompanied by contemporary fringed buckskin scabbard. Very good to fine. Barrel with a medium pewter patina and minor surface oxidation, furniture with more oxidation and discoloration. Mechanically functional, good bore. Stock with scattered bumps and dings. Scabbard good. $1,000 - $2,000

83 Contemporary Made Flintlock Kentucky Rifle by H.L. Dangler .50 caliber, 42.5” pinned octagonal barrel. Browned finish, brass furniture, German silver inlays, relief carved striped maple stock wide, 1.8” butt and with raised cheek rest. Flint lock signed “H L;” barrel signed in script H L Dangler. Four-piece brass patch box, decorative brass toe plate, as well as side plate and trigger guard, all of which are simply engraved. Engraved German silver bird inlay on cheek rest and checkered oval wrist escutcheon. Full stock with incised line carving along fore-end and raised carvings on reverse. A simple and elegant long rifle the is truly attractive and would no doubt be a wonderful shooter as well. Fine, retaining most of the brown finish on the barrel. Brass with a nice mustard patina. Mechanically functional, good bore. Crisp stock with minor handling marks. $1,000 - $2,000 36

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84 Contemporary Flintlock Kentucky Rifle by C. Kroger .48 caliber, 38” slightly swamped pinned octagonal barrel, .44” across the flats at the breech, tapering to about .34” at the narrowest and widening to about .41” at the muzzle. Browned finish, stained hardwood stock with raised carved cheek rest, simple incised line decorations and thick, 1.85” butt, iron furniture. Top barrel flat signed in script C KROGER. Flat lock with faceted bridled pan with fence. Flat swan neck cock. Double set triggers semi-pistol gripped triggerguard tang. Buckhorn rear sight and blade front sight. Three thimbles, brass tipped wood ramrod. A contemporary fringed buckskin leather scabbard accompanies this rifle. Very good to fine. Barrel with traces of finish and minor surface oxidation, furniture with more brown. Mechanically functional, good bore. Stock with scattered bumps and dings. $1,000 - $2,000

85 Contemporary Flintlock Kentucky Rifle .54 caliber, 36” octagonal barrel with 5.5” iron tang. Browned finish, striped maple stock with raised cheek rest, iron furniture. Flat rounded lock with unbridled pan, and flat swan neck cock. Double set triggers, Buckhorn rear and dovetailed blade front sights. Iron triggerguard with extended tang and looped rest at rear. Iron butt and toe plate. Single lock screw and escutcheon, three thimbles, wooden rammer. Accompanied by a nicely made modern fringed leather rifle scabbard. Very good overall. Shows some use. Retains most of the browned finish and some minor surface surface oxidation. Mechanically functional, good bore is moderately oxidized. Stock with minor nicks and dings and a small crack at the lock screw. Scabbard is fine. $1,000 - $2,000

86 Contemporary Copy of a British Dragoon Carbine .65 caliber, 36” round barrel, no S/N. Bright finish, brass furniture, hardwood stock. A very high quality reproduction of a British dragoon carbine with a well-executed Board of Ordnance lock marked GRAFTON and dated 1758. Sling bar with ring. Wood ramrod. Very fine, showing little use and minor oxidation on the barrel. Mechanically fine, good bore. Brass with a nice golden patina. Stock crisp with minor handling marks. A nice reproduction of an early dragoon musketoon perfect for a late French & Indian War or Revolutionary War mounted impression. $600 - $900

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87 Contemporary Copy of British Blunderbuss 1.15” flared muzzle, 14.5” round brass canon barrel with baluster turned rings at muzzle transition. Top of barrel marked with SMITH facsimile British ordnance proofs. Flat lock with unbridled, faceted fenced pan, flat swan neck cock. Checkered stock with decorative brass pins. Brass furniture with simple decorative engraving. Wood ramrod with ebony tip. Fine overall, showing minimal use. Brass with golden patina. Mechanically functional, good bore. Crisp stock, showing minimal handling marks. $600 - $900

88 Pedersoli Reproduction French Charleville Musket .69 caliber, 44.75” round barrel with three bands, S/N ET07324. Bright finish, European hardwood stock. Flat beveled flintlock marked Charleville. Pedersoli barrel marks and Italian proofs. Fine, showing minimal use, light age discoloration and some minor bumps and dings. Mechanically functional, good bore. $500 - $600

89 Contemporary French Flintlock Musket .64 caliber, pin retained 44.5” octagonal-to-round barrel with baluster turned rings at transition and a single barrel band. Bright finish, iron mountings, hardwood stock. Flat stepped lock with faceted iron pan. Beveled flat swan neck cock. Sling swivels mounted on the stock flat and barrel band. Raised carvings at tail of lock, stock flat and apron around tang. Wood ramrod. Very good to fine, showing minimal use, light age toning and lightly scattered oxidation. Mechanically fine, bright bore, stock with minor handling marks. $600 - $900

90 Pedersoli Copy of Short Land Flintlock Musket .720 caliber, 41.75” round barrel. Lockplate marked Grice, date 1762. Marked Pedersoli on the side of the barrel. Wood stock with brass furniture. Excellent. $500 - $750 38

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91 Contemporary Yeager Flintlock Rifle by J. Kirkland .540 bore diameter, 31” swapped barrel. Top of barrel marked J. Kirklin. Rear barrel sight notched with a finial. Front blade sight. Set triggers, engraved lockplate. Large finger-grooved trigger guard. Raised carved walnut stock. This is an excellent raised carved stock; the metal is excellent. Overall an excellent copy of German Yeager rifle. $1,500 - $2,500

92 Reproduction of a Wesson Percussion Target Rifle .45 caliber, 28” octagonal barrel, S/N 038498, by Palmetto of Brescia, Italy. Blued and case hardened finish, checkered walnut stock and fore-end. Double set triggers, false muzzle, optics rail on barrel. Included bullet starter. Metal tipped wooden ramrod. Very fine overall, retaining nearly all of the finish. Mechanically fine with a fine bore. Stock with minimal handling marks. $650 - $900

93 Copy of Hawken Rifle by GRRW .45 caliber, 33.75” octagonal barrel, S/N 439. Browned finish, hardwood half stock with raised cheek rest, iron furniture. Percussion lock, double set triggers. Barrel marked GP with serial number and caliber. Buckhorn rear sight, German silver blade front, wood ramrod. Very fine to excellent. Shows little if any use and retains nearly all of the finish. Mechanically functional, fine bore. Crisp stock with minor handling marks. $600 - $1,000

94 Contemporary Bench Percussion Rifle .50 caliber, 40” heavy round barrel, 1.8” in diameter. Blued finish, walnut stock with Schuetzen buttplate. Percussion lock with drum bolster. Double set triggers, adjustable aperture tang mounted sight, globe front sight. Brass pistol gripped triggerguard and screw escutcheons, pewter fore-end tip. Wooden bench block attached to barrel with brass strap. Good to very good. Barrel with an oxidized brown patina, and scattered pitting. Mechanically functional, good bore. $1,000 - $1,500 SEE DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS, ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS AND CONDITION REPORTS OF ALL LOTS AT COWANS.COM

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95 Heavy Percussion Bench Rifle .50 caliber, 41.5” octagonal barrel with a false muzzle. Ramped front blade sight, rear notched sight. Walnut stock. Very good overall. $1,000 - $1,500

96 Contemporary Hawken Rifle .50 caliber, 42” heavy octagonal, double wedge secured barrel with under rib. Browned finish, walnut half-stock with iron mounts. Bright, unmarked percussion lock with single screw mount and double set triggers. Buckhorn rear sight, blade front sight. German silver wedge escutcheons. Brass tipped wood ramrod. Accompanied by contemporary fringed buckskin scabbard. Good to very good. Shows use, with traces of finish on barrel. Mechanically functional, good bore, but dirty. One ramrod pipe is loose and not attached to the rib. Stock with nicks and dings. Scabbard good. $700 - $1,000

97 Contemporary Hawken Rifle .50 caliber, 33” heavy octagonal, double wedge secured barrel with under rib. Browned finish, walnut half-stock with raised cheek rest and iron mounts. Barrel marked SHARON RIFLE CO. 50 CAL. Unmarked percussion lock with single screw mount and double set triggers. Buckhorn rear sight, blade front sight. German silver wedge escutcheons. Brass tipped wood ramrod. Accompanied by contemporary fringed buckskin scabbard. Good to very good. Shows use, with traces of finish on barrel. Mechanically functional, good bore, but dirty. One ramrod pipe is loose and not attached to the rib. Stock with nicks and dings. Scabbard good. $700 - $1,000

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98 Reproduction Percussion Half-Stock Target Rifle .32 caliber, 29” wedge secured octagonal barrel, S/N 027003. Blued and case hardened finish, brass mountings, European hardwood half-stock with raised cheek rest. Percussion lock, Vernier-style tang sight, spirit level globe front sight. Fancy pistol gripped triggerguard with double set triggers. Optics rail on barrel, sling swivels, includes false muzzle and bullet starter, void of ramrod. Very good to fine, showing light use. Retains most of the blued and case hardened finish with some wear. Mechanically functional, good bore. Stock crisp with light handling marks. $400 - $600

99 Italian Reproduction of a Remington Zouave Rifle .58 caliber smoothbore, 33” round barrel. Blued and case hardened finish, brass mountings, European hardwood stock. Unmarked percussion lock, folding leaf rear sight, fixed front sight, saber bayonet lug, sling swivels. No ramrod. Good overall retaining most of the blued finish. Mechanically functional, bright smooth bore. Stock with numerous handling marks, bumps and dings. A good beginning Civil War re-enactor’s rifle, as the smooth bore will be easy to keep clean when firing blanks. $400 - $600

100 Shiloh New Model 1863 Carbine .45 caliber, 22” round barrel, S/N 429. Blued and case hardened finish walnut stock and fore-end. Very fine to excellent showing minimal wear, retaining nearly all of the finish with a fine bright bore. Mechanically excellent. $1,500 - $2,500

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101 *Remington Model 591M 5mm Remington, 23” round barrel, S/N 1132009. Blued finish, pistol gripped stock with elevated comb, hard rubber buttplate. Adjustable rear sight, blade front sight. Very fine to excellent. Retains nearly all of the original finish. Mechanically excellent, fine bore. Fine stock with minor handling marks. $300 - $600

102 **Winchester Model 1897 Shotgun 12 gauge, full choke, 28” round barrel, S/N 322516 (mfg. 1907 ). Blued finish, pistol gripped smooth buttstock, grooved fore-end, take down frame. Standard Winchester markings on barrel and slide bar. Checkered hard rubber Winchester buttplate. Good overall. Retains some original blued finish on the frame with less on the barrel. Balance a smooth gray/brown patina. Mechanically functional, fine bore. Stock with wear and a significant chip out of the toe, including the lower portion of the buttplate. Buttplate very worn. Fore-end good. $300 - $500

103 Meridan Arms Double-Barrel Shotgun 12 gauge, 30” Damascus barrel length, S/N 24443. Top of barrel marked with single line Meridan Arms address and made with Damascus steel. Each side of the lock is marked “A.J. Aubrey” with large floral scroll engraving. Double set triggers. Walnut pistol grip stock that is checkered on the forearm. Black buttplate. The barrels are blending to a plum patina. The stock is good but shows age with minor nicks and dings. Bores are good and mechanically good. $400 - $600

104 **Fox Savage Double Shotgun 12 gauge, modified choke, 28” round barrel with low ventilated rib, S/N C981613. Blued and case hardened finish, checkered pistol gripped stock with hard rubber buttplate and checkered fore-end. Barrels marked: FOX / SAVAGE MODEL BSE SERIES H / 2 /34 SHELLS / WESTFIELD, MASS 12 GA. Very good to fine. Retains most of the original finish. Mechanically fine, with fine bores. Stock crisp with most of the finish and only some light handling marks. $400 - $600 42

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Colonial and Revolutionary War

105 Contemporary Engraved Powder Horn by Wayne Prado Measures 13” through the curve. 1.5” smooth throat to raised ring and spout. Highly detailed engraved New York map horn. Marked “Wayne Prado His Horn” just below the throat. Several scenes depicting naval ships and hunting scenes. Center of the horn engraved with English Coat of Arms and crowned lion. Fine example of a contemporary engraved powder horn. This is an exquisite example of a contemporary horn with detailed engravings. $500 - $1,000

107 Contemporary Engraved Powder Horn by Wayne Prado Measures 6” through the slight curve. Engraved with a sun face over “Wayne” over “Prado” over “N. Dighton” over “Mass. 1987.” The back of the horn is engraved with a stag hunting scene. Smooth throat to raised ring, spout with wood plug. A very good example of a contemporary engraved powder horn. Nice yellowing to dark brown patina. Very good condition overall. $400 - $600

106 Contemporary Engraved Powder Horn by Wayne Prado Measures 10” through the curve. Small .5” smooth throat to a 2.25” spout. Marked “W. A. Prado His Horn” over “Made Dec Ye A.D. 1979.” Nicely engraved scenes of New England cities along with a detailed naval ship. This is a very good example of a contemporary engraved New England powder horn. Very good overall with a nice yellowing patina. Comes with contemporary leather strap. $500 - $1,000

109 Contemporary Made Hunting Bag with Horn Patch Knife and Powder Measures 15” horn with ornately carved spout and finely carved wood butt plug with two rings with volute and dental patterns. Red leather bag with two powder measures. Stag handled knife with 4” blade. New. Bag with soiling on both sides. $400 - $600 108 Reproduction Revolutionary War Musket Cartridge Box Complete with wood block, leather pouch affixed to the inside and buff leather straps. Rear of bag is stamped S.J. Parker. Rectangular pouch measures 9” x 6.5” New. $300 - $500

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110 Re- Stocked Brown Bess Flintlock Musket 51.” barrel, .70 caliber, lockplate stamped Tower with George crown cipher and G.B. Left side of barrel with proofmarks. Brass sideplate and trigger guard and nose cap. Complete with ramrod. Has been completely re-stocked. $1,000 - $1,500

111 British Short Land Pattern Flintlock Musket .69 caliber, 43.25” barrel, walnut full stock, brass mounted. Iron flintlock, Brown Bess configuration, with iron ramrod. The butt plate is punch engraved S.O. 1791. Good. Old wood repair in the barrel channel and lock has been replaced. $1,500 - $2,500

112 Dutch Flintlock Military Musket .75 caliber, 41.25” round barrel with baluster turned rings at breech, bright finish, brass furniture (bands, triggerguard, buttplate, sideplate, wrist escutheon). 58” in overall length. Barrel secured by four brass bands, the lower two being friction retained and the upper two retained by springs, with the upper band being double strapped. 6.5” long semi-banana rounded lock with pointed teat at tail, marked with the Culemborg Manufactory’s (Amsterdam) arsenal mark forward of hammer. Rounded swan neck cock, removable round bridled iron pan. Original flintlock configuration. Remnants of rack number marking on barrel at breech. Buttplate with Dutch regimental markings. Period trumpet shaped iron ramrod with rack markings as well. Missing swivels. The musket is an interesting combination of Dutch “Type III” and “Type IV” features, according to Moeller’s typology. with the lock being typical of the “Type IV” Dutch pattern muskets and the balance of the furniture being more typical of “Type III” examples. The stock has an exaggerated “Roman Nose” profile with 4 1/2” drop of comb that is not typical of Dutch arms, and is suggestive of an American restocked musket utilizing Dutch musket components. This was not an uncommon practice during the period of the American Revolution. The trigger is not typical of Dutch production either and like the stock is likely of American origin. A really wonderful example of Revolutionary War era American re-worked Low Country musket. Fine overall. Barrel with an old light cleaning, and smooth pewter patina with lightly scattered oxidation and age discoloration. Brass furniture with an attractive patina and mottled greenish surface oxidation. Mechanically functional, original flintlock configuration, good bore. Highly figured stock with very attractive tiger-striped grain in fine condition. Showing light wear, a small crack at the rear lock mounting screw and a small crack at the toe. A diamondshaped piece of darker wood is inlaid at the stock flat. $2,000 - $3,000 44

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113 Full-Stock Percussion Rifle ID’d to Peter Navarre .45 caliber, 40.25” wedge-retained slightly swamped octagonal barrel, .386” across the flats at the breech and .44” across the flats at the muzzle. Percussion lock marked C ROBBINS (c1826, Tioga, NY - Sellers). Drum bolster, lock retained with single screw through a flat, wing-shaped brass escutcheon. Four-piece brass “Daisy Head” patchbox, flat toe line with two-piece brass buttplate and toe plate, brass triggerguard with rudimentary pistol grip to rear. Three sheet brass pipes, wood ramrod. Barrel mounted notch rear sight and dove tailed German silver blade front sight. Striped, full-length curly maple stock with raised carved cheek piece, simple incised carving forward of triggerguard. This rifle belonged to Peter Navarre (1787-1874), who was known during the period as the “noble scout.” He worked as a trader with the American & Northwest Fur Company. During the War of 1812, Peter worked as a scout and dispatch carrier for General William Henry Harrison (later the 9th President of the United States). His most famous mission involved a long overland

trek to deliver a message from Harrison at Fort Meigs to Commander Oliver Hazard Perry at PutIn-Bay, imploring Perry to engage the enemy with all dispatch. Perry’s reply to Harrison after the action, carried by Navarre, has become immortal in American history: “We have met the enemy and they are ours.” A binder of information regarding Navarre is included with the gun, including a CDV of him in his later years, in his trapper’s attire, and holding what appears to be this rifle. A notarized letter of provenance is included from the dealer who acquired the rifle from the family and subsequently sold it to the consignor. Very good overall. Barrel and lock with an oxidized brown patina, with some pitting, surface crust and erosion at the breech. Lock mechanically functional, bore is fair with visible rifling, scattered pitting and very dirty. Stock is about very good as well with nicks, dings and wear as would be expected. Some minor wood loss at bolster, above lock, from burn out. Stock with remnants of an old black painted finish on the butt. A very nice, real working man’s rifle from the first half of the 19th century with very good history and provenance. Descended through the family, David L. Szymkowiak, Jim Ritchie $4,500 - $6,000

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114 Short New Land Contract “Brown Bess” Musket .778 caliber, 42” pin-retained round barrel with baluster turned rings at breech and bayonet lug 2.25” from muzzle on top of barrel. Bright finish, brass furniture, walnut stock with raised, carved apron around breech plug tang. Brass furniture including correct short tang buttplate, four ramrod pipes (including Pratt’s improvement pipe second from muzzle), flat, beveled, S-shaped side plate, triggerguard and wrist escutcheon. Crown inspection marks in wood behind triggerguard, weak storekeeper’s mark on flat, opposite lock. Barrel with British military proof marks at breech and tang and the regimental number 76 engraved on it, wrist escutcheon engraved with the company letter and rack number D/26. Lock marked WILSON forward of the hammer, 7.0625” rounded lock with pointed tail and a fenced, rounded, bridled iron pan and rounded swan neck cock. Lock void of Board of Ordnance inspection marks. Missing sling swivel, modern steel ramrod. Two British infantry regiments were numbered “76” during the period that this musket would have likely seen use. The first 76th Regiment of Foot was known as McDonnell’s Highlanders and served from 1777 to 1784, when it was disbanded. This regiment embarked for New York City in 1779 and saw service during the siege of Charleston, and fighting in the southern

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campaigns of the revolution, including the battle of Green Spring where they defeated Layfayette. The regiment eventually arrived in Yorktown where it was surrendered with the balance of the British Army there. The second 76th Regiment of Foot was raised in 1787 by the East India Company for service in India and was known as the Hindoostan Regiment, serving through 1812. This regiment saw extensive service in India including the sieges of Bangalore and Seringapatam. The regiment returned to England in 1806 and saw service during Napoleonic Wars, including the Peninsular Campaign in Spain. This musket could have seen service with either regiment and further research is necessary to determine which (if either) regiment marked the musket. Very good overall. Barrel with a lightly oxidized brown patina, and some lightly scattered pinpricking and light pitting. Lock with similar appearance. Lock functional, mainspring slightly weak and probably an old replacement. Bore dirty with scattered light to moderate pitting. Brass furniture with an attractive oxidized bronze patina. Stock very good with good lines and edge, showing light to moderate wear and numerous scattered bumps, dings and mars, especially around the pin holes. A 4.5” surface grain crack extends from the obverse stock at the nose cap towards the rear of the upper pipe. $5,000 - $8,000

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115 Pattern 1766 French Charleville Musket Approximately .72 caliber, 44.75” round barrel retained by three barrel bands with lug for an angular bayonet on top of barrel, 1” from muzzle. Flat iron lock with faceted, bridled, fenced iron pan, lock marked Charleville in script. Flat reinforced iron cock. Lock marked with standard Charleville inspection mark */D and D mark on reverse of buttstock and on top of barrel at breech. Initials NR carved on reverse buttstock. Sling swivels, iron button head ramrod. About very good. Metal with an mottled, oxidized brown patina, remaining bright under the bands. Lock mechanically functional, top jaw and screw likely old replacements, appears to be original flint, with good lock fit and wellcentered touch hole that shows good wear and erosion. Bore fair. Wood good to very good with expected wear and some old added finish, scattered bumps and dings and a tiny repair at the lower front edge of the lock mortise. $2,500 - $4,000

116 Fullstock Flintlock Rifle by J.J. Henry .50 caliber, 41.5” octagon barrel, Tiger maple full stock checkered at the wrist, silver inlay of a running fox, brass mounted with four-piece patch box and fancy silver barrel key plates. Lock maker marked J.J. Henry, Boulton. William Henry II built the first gunworks on Bushkill Creek near Jacobsburg, PA, a short distance northeast of Bethlehem, PA. After completing a large government contract in 1803, he converted his gunworks to a gristmill. Two of his sons built another factory nearby which they called Boulton Gun Works, it is thought after Matthew Boulton, an English industrialist. (Jacobsburg Historical Society) John Joseph Henry (died in 1836) inherited his fathers’ business and was a prolific producer of guns in the late 1820’s and early 1830’s. His biggest customer was the American Fur Company which purchased many of his guns and then traded them with the Indians. His high-quality lock closely resembles the fine English-made locks of the period. The barrels he used were purchased from several local barrel manufacturers and were usually unsigned. Nothing is left of the factory today. Despite the numbers of guns made, Henry guns are quite rare today and seldom come on the market. Very good. Lock and barrel have a nice brown patina. Stock has had some wood repair in the barrel channel. $1,500 - $2,500

117 Southern Flintlock Fullstock “Poor-Boy”Rifle .56 caliber, 42” octagonal barrel. Walnut stock, old British lock, 5.5” ball-and-eye rifle tang. Buckhorn sight. Iron mounted. Grease hole in buttstock; no buttplate; replaced ramrod. Good, Metal has a dark brown patina, stock show dents and dings from field usage. $1,500 - $2,500

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118 Flintlock Fullstock Rifle by J.J. Henry .50 caliber, 43” octagonal barrel with 6” barrel tang, maple stock with bone and silver inlays. Brass mounted with two piece patch box. Maker marked on lock and top flat of the barrel. Double set triggers, striped ramrod. William Henry II built the first gunworks on Bushkill Creek near Jacobsburg, PA, a short distance northeast of Bethlehem, PA. After completing a large government contract in 1803, he converted his gunworks to a gristmill. Two of his sons built another factory nearby which they called Boulton Gun Works, it is thought after Matthew Boulton, an English industrialist. (Jacobsburg Historical Society) John Joseph Henry (died in 1836) inherited his fathers’ business and was a prolific producer of guns in the late 1820’s and early 1830’s. His biggest customer was the American Fur Company which purchased many of his guns and then traded them with the Indians. His high-quality lock closely resembles the fine English-made locks of the period. The barrels he used were purchased from several local barrel manufacturers and were usually unsigned. Nothing is left of the factory today. Despite the numbers of guns made, Henry guns are quite rare today and seldom come on the market. Very good. Barrel and lock have nice patina. $2,000 - $3,000

119 Flintlock Fullstock Rifle by J.J. Henry .52 caliber, 44” octagon barrel. Maple stock, brass mounted with a four-piece patch box. Silver hunter’s star inset in stock. Old ramrod. William Henry II built the first gunworks on Bushkill Creek near Jacobsburg, PA, a short distance northeast of Bethlehem, PA. After completing a large government contract in 1803, he converted his gunworks to a gristmill. Two of his sons built another factory nearby which they called Boulton Gun Works, it is thought after Matthew Boulton, an English industrialist. (Jacobsburg Historical Society) John Joseph Henry (died in 1836) inherited his fathers’ business and was a prolific producer of guns in the late 1820’s and early 1830’s. His biggest customer was the American Fur Company which purchased many of his guns and then traded them with the Indians. His high-quality lock closely resembles the fine English-made locks of the period. The barrels he used were purchased from several local barrel manufacturers and were usually unsigned. Nothing is left of the factory today. Despite the numbers of guns made, Henry guns are quite rare today and seldom come on the market. $2,000 - $3,000

120 Barnett Flintlock Trade Musket .60 caliber 31.5” octagonal-to-round barrel with standing front sight. Stamped on left side of the barrel with crown over “JEB” and “24,” marked Barnett/1866 behind the flintlock hammer. Effigy cast brass sideplate in form of serpent. Iron trigger guard with brass buttplate and one ramrod; ferrules with old rod. Full walnut stock. A beaver tail behind barrel tang and lock. Good. Left side of stock in distress. Badly chipped. $3,000 - $5,000 48

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121 Flintlock Full-Stock Fowler .54 caliber smoothbore, 44” octagonal-to-round barrel, secured by three brass wedges with bone escutcheons. Browned finish, full stocked with semi-Roman nosed butt, raised cheek rest, flat toe line and brass furniture. 6.75” x 2.75” brass patchbox, two-piece brass butt and toe plates. Flat stepped iron lock with fenced iron pan, flat swan necked cock, both lightly engraved. Dovetailed notched rear sight and dovetailed blade front sight. Checkered wrist, wooden ramrod. Very good, with a smooth brown patina with some old brown as well. Some scattered oxidation and pinpricking on barrel and light pitting on lock. Likely a reconversion to flint, with a replaced cock. Mechanically functional. Brass with a medium golden luster. Stock good, with some wear to the checkering and minor wood loss around the wedges; fore-end expertly replaced from middle wedge forward. $800 - $1,200

122 Contemporary Kentucky Rifle by Wm Buchele .46 caliber, 42” keyed octagonal barrel, .33” across the flats. Browned finish, striped maple stock with raised and incised carvings and raised cheek piece. Brass furniture, 4-piece engraved Daisy Head patchbox, engraved toe plate and solid sideplate. Inlaid oval brass escutcheon at wrist and six-pointed star in cheek rest. Flat beveled lock with pointed tail marked Buchele, with faceted, bridled iron pan, and flat swan neck cock. Top barrel flat marked W Buchele. Raised carvings on butt and apron around barrel tang with incised lines along upper edges of rammer channel. Three pipes, wooden ramrod. Very fine overall, showing minimal use. Retaining most of the browned finish. Brass with a pleasing patina. Mechanically functional, bright fine bore. Stock very fine, with minimal handling marks. A really fine contemporary Kentucky rifle that would not doubt be a joy to shoot. $2,000 - $3,000

123 Contempoary Rifle by D.R.Davison .45 caliber, 44” octagonal flared barrel. Signed D.R.Davison. Blade front sight, notched rear barrel sight, German silver inlays, four-piece engraved patchbox. Incised carved maple stock. Excellent condition. $2,000 - $3,000

124 Early Northwest Trade Rifle .69 caliber, 48” octagonal-to-round barrel, British proofs on the left side of the barrel at the breech crown over “V” in an oval. Star with “RW.” Brass furniture with a brass serpent sideplate. Early style with thick butt and curly maple stock. Lockplate is missing the hammer. An eagle on the face of the lockplate. Barrel with dark brown patina. Some pitting around the touch hole. Lockplate with brown patina. Stock is untouched with some very dark patina in all of the protected areas. A very nice early trade musket. $3,500 - $6,000 SEE DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS, ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS AND CONDITION REPORTS OF ALL LOTS AT COWANS.COM

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125 Early Contemporary Flintlock Fowler by Jack Haugh 1977 .56 caliber, 40” octagonal-to-round barrel with simple baluster turned ring transition. Barrel signed J Haugh in script and dated 1977. Browned finish, brass furniture, figured hardwood stock. Lightly engraved, flat stepped lock with faceted, bridled, fenced pan and flat swan neck cock. Buttplate with long tang and simple engraved motifs and the name “Stein”. Flat brass sideplate similarly embellished, as is the triggerguard. Roman-nosed stock narrow wrist and raised carved apron around breech plug tang and at the rear of lock and flat. A simple incised line is carved along the lower edge of the fore-end and borders the entry pipe. Three brass thimbles and wooden rammer. Jack Haugh is in the Custom Longrifle maker’s hall of fame. His rifles are fantastic and seldom come up for sale. Fine, retaining nearly all of the brown finish. Lock mechanically functional, bore very good. Brass with nice mustard patina, except triggerguard which has a golden tone. Stock with minor handling marks. $3,000 - $6,000

126 Model 1817 Common Rifle by U.S. Deringer .54 caliber, 36” barrel length, no S/N. Top of the barrel is stamped “Cone G. Hay” (hard to read). Top of the barrel near the tang is marked “US” and “1828.” Lock is marked “US” over “Deringer” over “Philadelphia.” Lock is dated “1828.” Top of butt plate marked “US.” Brown barrel and barrel bands with oval patch box. Walnut stock. The hammer, frizzen and frizzen pan are replacements. The barrel and barrel bands all have a nice chocolate brown patina. The stock is good with nicks and dings. Bore is good but does have pitting. Mechanically good. $1,500 - $2,500

127 Contemporary Kentucky Rifle by M. Wheland .58 caliber, 44” octagonal barrel. Full stocked with raised carved cheek piece, incised carved decorations and brass mountings, including buttplate, trigger guard, flat side plate and rammer pipes. Two-piece hinged brass patchbox in imitation of a sliding patchbox. Flat stepped pointed iron lock with fenced iron pan and flat swan neck cock. Lined touch hole Early style wide butt, with flat toe line. Barrel signed M WHELAND. Dovetailed notched rear sight and blade front sight. Wooden rammer. Fine overall. Barrel a mostly smooth plum patina with some lightly scattered surface oxidation, fine bright bore with excellent rifling. Fine figured stock showing only some minor bumps and dings from handling and use. A really wonderful contemporary flintlock rifle that would be equally at home in a shooting competition or at a rendezvous. $2,000 - $3,000

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128 British Blunderbuss by Ketland & Co. 1.25” bore diameter, 15.25” brass barrel length. Marked London on the top of the barrel with Birmingham proofs on the left side at the breech. Grooved tang, early style lockplate marked Ketland & Co. Folding bayonet under the barrel with ramrod on the left side of barrel. Brass furniture with finely figured walnut stock. Barrel with untouched patina. Lockplate with nice brown patina. Stock is very good few nicks and dings. $2,000 - $3,000

129 British Percussion Blunderbuss by Williams 1.25” bore diameter 14” brass barrel, with folding bayonet on top of the barrel. Lockplate marked Williams. Brass furniture with walnut stock. Barrel with untouched patina. Brass with nice patina. Lock and hammer with plum patina. Stock with some nicks and dings.. $1,000 - $1,500

130 Contemporary Kentucky Flintlock Rifle .52 caliber, 42” octagonal wedge retained barrel. Browned finish, brass furniture, cherry stock. 5.25” long, bevelled, flat stepped iron lock with pointed tail and fenced, faceted iron pan. Flat, swan neck cock. Touch hole with removable bushing. Sliding wooded patch box, 1.75” wide butt, 14.25” length of pull. Buckhorn rear and blade front sight, both dovetail mounted. Secondary rear sight dovetail notch with brass filler. Raised carved shell motif apron around tang, simple raised carvings around lock, stock flat and along lower edge of fore-end. Brass buttplate, trigger guard, nose cap and ramrod pipes. Brass tipped wooden rammer. Very fine, showing only light use and retaining the majority of the browned finish. Mechanically fine, with a crisp and bright 8-groove bore. Brass with a medium umber patina. Stock very fine, showing only minor bumps and dings with a deep cherry color. A really fine contemporary flintlock long rifle that would be equally at home taking game in the field during muzzle loading season, at a primitive shooting competition or for use with an early mountain man impression. $1,000 - $1,500 SEE DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS, ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS AND CONDITION REPORTS OF ALL LOTS AT COWANS.COM

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131 “Poor Boy” Flintlock Rifle by Scholf .54 caliber smoothbore, 57.25” octagonal-to-round barrel, full stocked with simple raised cheek piece and flat toe line. Steeped flat waterproof iron lock with roller frizzen marked LONDON / WARRANTED with flat swan necked cock, both lock and cock lightly engraved. Top of barrel flat marked SCHOLF near lock, dovetailed notched rear sight, dovetailed blade front sight. Classic southern “poor boy” construction without buttplate, nail secured iron trigger guard. Wooden ramrod. Very good, likely a reconversion to flint from percussion, as pitting around the breech is not typical of flintlock arms. Mottled light and dark gray patina on barrel, moderate pitting at breech, rest mostly smooth. Lock mechanically functional, bore fair to good. Original iron pipe in lower position, replaced brass pipe in upper position. Stock with nicks and dings and some wood loss on the reverse near the muzzle and cracks along upper edge of stock on reverse. $4,000 - $6,500

132 Early Flintlock Trade Musket .69 caliber smoothbore, 39.5” round barrel. Brass triggerguard with finger grooves, brass buttplate, shaped brass side plate. Walnut stock with a wood sliding patchbox. Barrel is brown with pitting around the touch hole and flows onto the barrel around the breech. Lockplate and hammer are an untouched brown with pitting mixing in. Stock with dark red to black patina. Overall a very even dark look. Excellent example of a early trade musket. $1,000 - $1,500

133 Contemporary Flintlock Rifle by J.T. Haugh .54 caliber, 43.5” octagonal barrel, signed on top of the barrel J.T. Haugh. Notched rear barrel sight, blade front sight. Sliding wood patchbox, brass furniture, moldings around the lock mortise and sideplate. Notched rear barrel sight, blade front sight. Raised carving behind the tang, and cheek piece, and the rear of the buttstock. Fancy striped maple buttstock. Rifle has been used but is in excellent condition. $1,500 - $2,500

134 British Flintlock Carbine by Mather Newcastle .620 bore diameter, 28” barrel with Birmingham proofs. Lockplate marked Mather Newcastle. Flat style lockplate with gooseneck hammer. Iron carbine-style bar with ring. Walnut stock with brass furniture. All metal is sharp and crisp, and has been cleaned to bright. Stock is excellent. On the left flat is the mark “HI.” Overall this is an excellent flintlock carbine. $2,000 - $3,000 52

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135 Flintlock Full-Stock Kentucky Rifle by J. Henry .57 caliber, 42” octagonal barrel, .39” across the flats. Browned finish, brass furniture, maple stock. Barrel marked J HENRY - PHILA and with a US military depressed “P” proof and a “W” inspection mark. Trigger with a small “K” inspection mark on the obverse web. Flat, stepped lock marked DREPERT, with rounded, fenced, bridled iron pan and flat swan neck cock. Brass furniture, with engraved four-piece Daisy Head patchbox, flat side plate, semi-pistol gripped triggerguard, butt and toe plates, oval wrist escutcheon, nose cap and three brass thimbles. Folding leaf rear sight, blade front sight. Stock with raised cheek rest and incised lines along the lower edge of the stock above the rammer channel, butt about 1.5” wide. Brass tipped wooden ramrod. This is a very interesting, early American rifle, probably circa 1790-1810. This rifle compares favorably to the specifications of the US Model 1792 (and 1794) rifle contracts and is very similar to the 1792/94 configuration as produced by a small number of Lancaster, PA gunmakers. The “J Henry” barrel mark suggests John Joseph Henry, who was working in Lancaster ca 1775-1811. The presence of US military-style proof and view marks suggest this barrel may have originally been intended for use on a 1792 contract rifle, but was never used, possibly due to muzzle damage and was subsequently shortened from the regulation 44” +/- length to the current 42” length. Although Henry was never a 1792 rifle contractor, he may have produced barrels for those who did have such contracts, or he may have obtained the barrel on the open market when it was no longer usable for a US contract rifle. The Drepert marked lock is likely a corruption of the name “Drepperd” and several Lancaster gunsmiths worked with that surname during the period that this rifle was built. Again, Drepert (Drepperd) did not hold any 1792 or 1794 contracts but was likely involved as a sub-contractor,

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producing parts for those who did receive contracts. This theory is further bolstered by the fact that Drepert marked locks are known in extant examples of John Guest 1807-1808 contract pistols. Guest was also a Lancaster gunmaker. The sub-inspected trigger appears to be from a slightly later era than the 1792/94 contracts and appears appropriate for arms from the first decade of the 19th century. The rifle holds together beautifully and was either assembled for civilian use or possibly for a small state contract in the period immediately after the 1792/94 contracts. This rifle was no doubt produced prior to the War of 1812 and could well have seen service during that period as well. As no known examples of the total of 3,476 Model 1792 contract rifles (delivered in 1792 and 1794) are known, this rifle may be the closest an advanced collector will ever get to owning one of those non-existent US military rifles. This would certainly be about as good a representative example as one could realistically hope to obtain. About very good overall, an extremely high quality re-conversion to flint. Barrel with a moderately oxidized brown patina and strong markings. There is moderate amount of pitting around the breech, near the touch hole. The lock has been restored, with the pan welded to the plate and the hammer likely a replacement. Lock is mechanically functional, and the bore is good with strong rifling and moderate pitting. The brass furniture has a lovely deep butterscotch patina. The rear sight has folding blackened copper leaves that are likely later replacements. The stock is equally nice condition, with strong edges and lines, and showing the expected handling bumps and dings. There is some minor wood loss around the barrel wedges on the obverse of the fore-end, and around some of the of the pins. There is also some minor slivered loss. Lancaster produced American long rifles from the very beginning of the 19th century. $4,000 - $6,000

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136 Third Model India Pattern Brown Bess Musket .75 caliber smoothbore, 39” round barrel with baluster turned rings at breech. Bright finish, brass furniture, walnut stock. Rounded iron lock with round fenced and bridled iron pan, rounded reinforced cock. Lock marked TOWER on the tail and CROWN/GR forward of hammer, with small Crown/Broad Arrow. British military proofs on barrel at breech. Three brass pipes, slings swivels, button head steel rammer. Includes New Land Pattern modified socket bayonet and old white buff leather sling. Very good. Metal mostly smooth pewter patina with some scattered age staining and discoloration. Brass with cleaned golden patina. Lock mechanically functional, good bore. Stock good, with 16” restoration to the fore-end, starting between the lower and middle rammer pipes and running to the nose cap. Stock has an old coat of applied varnish as well, and the expected nicks and dings from service and use. $1,800 - $2,200

137 Chiefs Grade Trade Rifle .58 caliber, 37” octagonal-to-round pin-retained barrel with two sets of baluster turned rings 5.75” and 9.5” from the breech. 52.5” in overall length. Pointed stepped, flat flint lock altered to percussion by the French or “drum” method, with heavily curved blacksmith made hammer. Lock marks illegible, with arrow and hunting horn motif behind the hammer. Solid brass three-screw sideplate with engraved arrow and shield motif, German silver wrist escutcheon with embossed Indian Chief motif. Sheet brass buttplate with simple engraving on tang. German silver front sight, three sheet brass ramrod pipes, wooden ramrod. A nice, solid example of an early, higher grade trade gun with an interesting looking percussion alteration. Good to very good overall. Barrel and lock with mottled, oxidized patina with some light pitting. Lock functional, missing nipple from bolster, smooth bore dirty and pitted. Brass with a medium golden patina. Stock good with scattered bumps, dings and mars, and some wood loss and cracking at the pins, the most significant at the middle pipe. $2,500 - $5,000

138 Kentucky Rifle by Jacob Deemer .45 caliber, 43.25” octagonal barrel. Full stocked with semi-Roman nosed butt and raised cheek rest on reverse with bone inlay, flat toe line. Four piece engraved brass patchbox, plain flat brass sideplate, semi-pistol gripped brass triggerguard, long brass cover from front of triggerguard to brass entry pipe, lightly engraved, two additional brass pipes, brass nose cap, two-piece brass buttplate. Flat stepped iron flintlock with teat at rear, marked KETLAND, fenced iron pan, flat swan neck cock. Dovetailed notched rear sight and dovetailed blade front sight. Wooden ramrod. Stylistically the rifle is attributed to Jacob Deemer, who worked in Northhampton County, PA during the 1850s, making rifles in a Bedford County style. (Sellers) Good overall. Likely a re-conversion to flint. Barrel with mottled gray and brown patina and a fair, heavily oxidized bore. Lock mechanically functional with pitting partially obscuring the markings. Patchbox and mounts with an attractive golden patina. Stock with some cracks and splintering in the fore-end and some wood loss around the tang and small repairs in that region as well. $4,500 - $6,000 54

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139 Kentucky Rifle by Jacob Baum .43 caliber, 44.25” wedge retained octagonal barrel singed * I D B *. Iron barrel and lock, brass furniture, incised and raised carved stock with raised cheek piece and German silver inlay. Stepped lock with illegible maker’s mark and simple decorations at tail, rounded, fenced iron pan with bridle, lightly engraved, flat swan neck cock. Four-piece brass open work Daisy Head patchbox with simple engraving. Other brass furniture including butt and toe plates, flat side plate, semi-pistol gripped trigger guard, nose cap and ramrod thimbles. Fixed rear sight and dovetailed blade front sight. Stock with attractive incised line decoration along the fore-end and toe line and raised carved floral motifs on the reverse. Light checkering under cheek rest, simply engraved German silver embellishments include crescent moon on cheek piece and oval wrist escutcheon. Wood ramrod.

The barrel mark is attributed to Jacob Baum who worked in E. Buffalo Township, Northumberland County, PA circa 1800-1821. Good to very good. Barrel with a thick, deeply oxidized brown patina with some surface corrosion and light pitting, most evident in the breech area. Lock functional, with a matching patina. Bore good with visible rifling but is heavily oxidized and shows moderate pitting. Brass is mostly untouched with a deep dark patina, some nearly black. Stock about good with several repaired cracks including a 3.5” diagonal crack at the toe and a repaired crack through the wrist. The fore-end shows repaired cracks as well and about 18”-19” is restored. Stock otherwise good with a nice appearance. $6,000 - $9,000

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140 Allentown Kentucky Rifle .40 caliber, 45� octagonal barrel. No signature, notched rear barrel sight, blade front sight. Pigtail trigger. Brass furniture, two-piece engraved patchbox with fleur de lis final, engraved toe plate, engraved thumb rest. Nicely striped maple stock with fleur de lis design incised carving behind the tang. Incised folk art carving of a person in front of the triggerguard. Incised moulding from the triggerguard back to the toe of the butt stock. Incised carving from the rear ferule to the rear of the nose cap. Barrel with nice untouched dark patina. Lock and hammer have nice even look. All metal has a nice even match. All brass has nice even patina. Stock has nice red to black patina. Overall this is very nice untouched rifle. $30,000 - $40,000

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141 Scottish All Metal Flintlock Pistol by T. Murdoch .500 bore diameter, 8” cannon-style barrel with rear sight incorporated n the breech. Flared muzzle, engraved iron frame and stock. Marked T Murdoch under the pan. Pieced belt hook on the left side. This pistol is very sharp and crisp, having been cleaned to gray with some light pitting and staining. Overall very good and mechanically fine. $2,000 - $3,000

142 English Dulling Pistol by H.W. Mortimer .60 caliber, 10” slightly swamped octagonal, wedge retained barrel. Browned finish, checkered walnut stock. Flat beveled lock sliding safety at rear of hammer, marked W. MORTIMER forward of hammer, rounded, fenced, bridled iron pan, flat swan neck cock. Engraved iron triggerguard with pineapple finial, iron rammer pipes, wood ramrod. Contained in old brass mounted wood case with contemporary green felt lining and compartments, containing added powder horn, brass round ball mold, spare flints and a powder measure. Good. Pistol with oxidized brown patina. Not mechanically functional, sliding safety broken. Stock with bumps, dings, minor missing chips and a crack along the right side of the stock, running from the lock mortise up to the barrel channel. Associated accessories and box are about good. $1,000 - $1,500 SEE DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS, ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS AND CONDITION REPORTS OF ALL LOTS AT COWANS.COM

143 Contemporary Cased Flintlock Pistol .300 bore diameter, 4” cannon barrel wrapped in silver at the breech and a band halfway down the barrel and at the muzzle. Tang is wrapped in silver. Engraved lockplate silver covered. Silver furniture. Carved walnut stock. Cased in a later contemporary case with mold and flask, a period dagger. Silver mounted leather scabbard. 7.25” blade with “S”-shaped guard. Pistol is very sharp and crisp, excellent overall. Dagger is very good. Case is good. $1,000 - $1,500

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French and Indian War Engraved Powder Horn Dated 1758

144 French and Indian War Engraved Powder Horn Dated 1758 14.25” length, engrailed edge with a smooth spout, a raised ring. Wood base with an iron loop on the side for shoulder strap. Engraved on the horn: Lieut Barnibus Tuttle. Horn made / During the Campain in the year 1758 At Ticanderoga. July the 8th hours we fought ye French while we were all in open Field and they within B Trench oft and wounded in a battle 1928 Men. Engraved fish, geometric designs a fort, some floral designs. Some later letters carved into the horn. The battle at Ticonderoga in 1758 is also known as the Battle of Carillon. It was fought on July 8 of that year, part of the French and Indian War, which in turn was the North American portion of the Seven Years’ War in Europe. The primary combatants were the British from their New York colony under General James Abercrombie and the French from their colony of New France (now Quebec) under General Louis-Joseph de Montcalm and Chevalier de Levis. In the bloody battle, nearly 3000 men were casualties, with only about 20% being French, the remainder, British, even though the British Army numerically outnumbered the French. The battle took place about a kilometer from Fort Carillon, in an open field, rather than at the fort itself. Abercrombie’s disastrous performance has been criticized by generations of military historians and used as a textbook example of military incompetence. Convinced he would have a quick victory, Abercrombie made a frontal assault on the French troops, who were dug

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in around the fort, without even waiting for artillery support. He ignored all recommendations from his support staff, especially the engineers. The French eventually abandoned the fort and it was taken by the British the following year, and renamed Ticonderoga after its location. The fort came to be seen as impregnable, in large part because of this battle, influencing future military operations. Troops often moved through the region, without even attempting to take the fort. Despite the unusually informative inscription that defines this rare horn, no record of Lieutenant Barnabas Tuttle could be found for the 1758 time period. Further examination of the various colonial sources at Ancestry.com did reveal early Revolutionary War service of a Major Barnabus Tuttle in the 1st New York Regiment (McDougall’s) based on a muster roll dated June 30, 1775. There is the unlikely possibility that Barnabus Tuttle was a British Army Regular officer. The Army Lists of 1757 and 1758 found on the British Online Archives website were not accessible to check. This horn is totally untouched with a nice yellow to brown patina. The wood base has some old scuffs. A museum number or collector’s number painted in to the base. Overall this is one of the finest French and Indian War powder horns to come up for sale at auction, and Cowan’s is pleased to offer it. $7,500 - $10,000

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145 Engraved Powder Horn Ebenezer Williams Measures 12.25” in length through the curve. The smooth throat measures 3.5” to the raised ring. The spout measures 2.25”. Top of the spout has seven flats. Very fine engraved horn with several scenes. One scene includes a large military guarded fort above a farmer walking a bull. Another scene includes a hunter shooting at a bird atop of a tree. Several engraved animals including fish, birds and a snake. Several naval ships engraved with a nice checkered border near the wood pegs. Horn is marked “Ebenzer Williams his horn” over “Made Sep 12 AD 1778.” A good early horn displaying a lovely dark brown to yellowing patina turning to a dark patina. Engraving is very good and folksy depicting several scenes. The wood base has some carvings but not legible. Overall a very good identified early horn. $3,000 - $5,000

146 Engraved Powder Horn Dated 1775 16.5” length, smooth spout with a raised ring 2” from the end of the spout. Engraved Jonathan * Brown’s Horn Made at Bedford Sept 7th AD 1775. Very nice condition, shows wear in areas where it was carried. Engraving is very sharp and readable. Overall very condition. $1,000 - $1,500

147 Engraved Powder Horn Signed M Stillie with Stillie Automobile License 18” length. Engraved with trees, birds, M. Sillie. Wood base, smooth spout. Nice deep dark brown patina. Overall very good. Base is probably a replacement. $1,000 - $1,500

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148 Jonathan Brown’s Engraved Powder Horn Dated Sept 7, 1775 16” length, smooth spout with two raised rings. Engraved Jonathan Brown’s Horn made at Bedford Sep 7th AD 1775. Original wood base. Horn is worn on one side and has a very dark brown patina. On the other side the engraving is very clear with a nice light yellow patina. Overall very good for a piece of classic folk art. Property from the Descendants of Bertha Benkard Rose, Oyster Bay, NY and Tucson, AZ $1,500 - $2,500

149 Large Engraved Scottish Powder Horn 20” overall length. In the bottom region of the horn is a large carved lion encircled in a banner The Kings Own Regimint[sic] with a royal crown depicted above. Immediately to the right is a beautiful carved flower. To the right of the flower is an elephant with an elaborate howdah. In the upper region of the horn is a peacock next to a allegorical female figure holding a trident in her right hand with a lion at her feet. Immediately to her left is the British Union Jack flag and a frontal image of a ship sailing on the seas. Above the peacock, the female, the flag and the ship is a banner that reads, Wondra Styll Britannia Rules the Waves. Top region of horn with two raise carved rings. Top ring with two sets of bands with three rings each. Second ring with two sets of four bands and with the initials TH. The entire neck form was rendered in an octagonal form tipped off with a round spout. Base of the horn with finely carved dental pattern with only two ‘teeth’ missing. Excellent. $2,500 - $4,000

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150 Engraved Texas Powder Horn Dated 1821 This horn depicts numerous engraved birds including Texas prairie chicken, grouse, owl, roosters and a peacock. Three dogs are shown on the horn, two of which are engaged in a dog fight. Other figures depicted are a large open mouthed snake, a man with a cane holding a rabbit by its rear leg, a matador with a sword being attacked by a charging bull, a fish and a fox standing on its hind legs wearing an apron and wielding a rifle. Names on the horn include (in all capital letters) ABE LIRA, PABO ABE DE, ELTO RO, PABORREAL, LAZORRAIEL GALLO, ELLOBOIEL, PERRO, LAMATO and MARCELINO SANZMINGEZ 1821. In 1821 Mexico won its independence from Spain. 10.25” overall length. The horn is missing the base and the top section and has been cut off during its period of use. Two of the holes in the horn have remnants of leather that appear to have been there a long time. There is also a cork plug that has been inserted in the smaller end of the horn. The horn has a nice untouched patina with a great dark yellow-to-brown color. $800 - $1,200

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151 British Flintlock Full-Stock Hudson Bay Musket Approximately .65 caliber (carbine bore), 50.25” pinned round barrel. Rounded 5.5” lock with pointed tail, unmarked, with rounded, unbridled iron pan with fence. Flat swan neck cock. Iron furniture with nail secured buttplate, triggerguard, flat side plate and four ramrod pipes. Full stocked, with period repair to the wrist consisting of a hammered brass wrap numerous blacksmith made square finishing nails, with decorative punch dots around each nail head. A very attractive and untouched example of an early trade musket. Good overall with a deep, untouched and heavily oxidized patina on the iron parts. Scattered light pitting on the barrel, and a fair bore. Lock mechanically functional. Stock with splintered wood loss along the upper edge where it meets the barrel and some chipped loss around the buttplate tang as well as around the pin holes in the fore-end. Stock with scattered nicks and dings as well. $1,500 - $2,500

152 Harpers Ferry M1841 Composite Mississippi Rifle .54 caliber, 33” round barrel. Barrel proofs US, J.C.B., V P and eagle. Tang dated 1845. Lockplate marked Harpers Ferry 1847. Walnut stock with brass patchbox. Leather sling. Stock with WAT cartouche. Barrel is gunmetal gray with some pitting around the percussion bolster. Brass is good. Stock is good with readable cartouches. The stock is not a Harpers Ferry stock. Overall good. $1,000 - $2,000

153 U.S. Springfield Model 1812 Flintlock Musket, Type Two .69 caliber smooth bore, 41.75” round barrel, secured by three flat iron bands which are held in place by three spring tension studs (Wickham’s Improvement) rather than conventional band springs. Bright finish, walnut stock with recessed cheek rest on reverse. Flat beveled lock with integral rounded iron pan with fence. Rounded reinforced cock. Original flintlock configuration with well centered touch hole that is unmolested and shows good wear and erosion. Lock marked US / Eagle / SPRINGFIELD forward of the lock and dated 1815 at the tail. A matching 1815 date is found on the buttplate tang. Barrel marked “US” on top of breech and “P / Eagle Head / V” at breech. Script “US” cartouche on flat opposite the lock. Lead ID disk set into comb of stock, forward of buttplate tang. Screw retained sling swivels are later replacements. Button head iron rammer about .5” short, missing threads at end. About very good. Metal with a smooth brown patina, barrel bright under bands. Upper Wickham stud missing. Lock functional, bore about good with scattered light to moderate pitting and oxidation. Stock very good, as lightly sanded, but leaving the cartouche fully legible. Chip of wood missing below lock mortise. $1,500 - $3,000 62

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154 Model 1833 Hall North Carbine .52 caliber, 26” round barrel, breech stamped NWP. Stampings on top of breech loading region are present but are mostly worn and pitted. Stock is very good. Metal with pleasant grey to brown staining and pitting is limited to the top region of the breech block. $1,000 - $1,500

155 Flintlock Trade Pistol .69 caliber, 9.75” round barrel, iron furniture, walnut stock. 4.75” flat bevelled lock with teat at rear, removable faceted, fenced, iron pan with bridle, flat reinforced cock. Flat iron S-shaped sideplate, double strapped iron barrel band at muzzle, iron trigger guard and butt cap. Semitulip head iron ramrod. A .75” 9-petal flower is neatly carved in the stock, forward of the trigger guard. An attractive and untouched early trade pistol. Good overall with a deeply oxidize brown patina showing scattered surface roughness, some pinpricking and pitting. Lock functional, but mainspring is very weak, suggesting it may be cracked. Lock appears to be in original flintlock configuration. Stock with bumps and dings, scattered mars and a couple of old grain cracks. A nice early trade gun with that fresh “out of the attic appearance.” $1,000 - $1,500

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156 Model 1836 Flintlock Pistol by Waters .54 caliber, 8.5” round barrel. Bright finish, walnut stock, iron furniture. Rounded iron lock with pointed tail marked A. WATERS / MILBURY, MS. / 1841. Rounded reinforced cock, removable bridled and fenced brass pan, correctly inspected on the bottom. Breech of barrel inspected US / JA / P. Stock flat with a block letter “P” inspection but no visible cartouche. Swivel ramrod. A solid example of the last US martial flintlock pistol, and the primary US pistol to see service during the Mexican War. Good overall. Metal with a mottled brown patina over dull gray metal, with scattered moderate surface oxidation and roughness and some scattered pitting. Lock mechanically functional, and may be a very high quality re-conversion to flint, as the fit of the pan inside the lock is somewhat suspect. Stock about good, solid with numerous nicks and dings and a couple of very minor grain cracks. Stock appears to have been lightly sanded, leaving the backstrap slightly proud of the stock. A solid example of the last $800 - $1,200

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158 Model 1832 Ames Short Artillery Sword with White Buff Leather Belt and Frog 19” spear point blade with three fullers, marked near the guard with eagle, N.P. Ames Cabotville; on the reverse US 1845 NWP. NWP on the guard as well. Fish scale brass handle and guard. Black leather scabbard with brass throat and tip. White buff leather frog and belt with early two-piece U.S. brass buckle. Belt with Dingee markings. Blade still retains the original polish with some black staining. Markings are excellent. Brass with untouched patina. Leather scabbard and belt are excellent. $1,000 - $2,000

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157 U.S. Mounted Officer’s Dragoon Sword by Cooper 32.5” curved blade with etched panels of military motifs, etched panel of a mounted Dragoon officer with a banner at the top and marked Cooper and on the bottom banner New York. 1.5” wide blade, finished in blue and gilt. Iron guard, pommel and backstrap. Metal scabbard. Blade still retains a lot of the gilt finish with blue back ground. Iron guard has nice dark patina. The scabbard evenly matches the guard. Overall this an excellent early U.S. officer’s sword. $1,000 - $1,500

159 Officer’s Grimsley Saddle and Shabrique Saddle seat area has a period restoration and has solid leather covering as opposed to the traditional quilted padding. Original brass escutcheons on the pommel and cantle region with complete leather straps attached. Side of the saddle with faded stamping Jackson 52 Dragoons. Saddle is complete with girth straps, wood hooded stirrups and two iron rings in the front region of the saddle. Lot further includes blue wool Brigadier General’s Cavalry shabraque with yellow leather borders and gold bullion outline. In the corner ot the shabraque is a six-pointed gold bullion star with red felt background. A few of the rivets are missing in the seat area, but the majority are present and intact. Front of saddle with 2” tear on lower left side. Otherwise in excellent condition for its age. $1,500 - $3,000 BID LIVE ONLINE AT BIDSQUARE.COM


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160 US Single Shot Pistol by Deringer of Philadelphia .52 caliber, smoothbore, 6” round barrel. Lockplate marked US Deringer over Philadelphia. Brass furniture with walnut stock and swivel ramrod. Barrel retains some of the original brown just lightly fading. The lock still retains a gray to blue traces of case colors. Stock is excellent. Brass with nice untouched patina. Overall this is very sharp and crisp pistol with some of its original finish. $2,000 - $3,000

161 Colt Model 1861 Navy Revolver .36 caliber, 7.5” round barrel, S/N 11549, 1863 production. Blued finish, walnut grips. Cut for shoulder stock. Standard Colt New York barrel address. Matching numbers with the exception of the cylinder, which is #15049 and is probably a factory error as the last 4 digits would have been 1549. Cylinder arbor marked 1549 and wedge numbered 549, but is a replacement and has been numbered to the gun. Good to very good. Medium chemically-applied brownish patina over previously cleaned metal surfaces, leaving the markings weak. Strong traces of silver plate on backstrap and triggerguard. Cylinder retains the majority of the scene. Mechanically functional. Good bore. Shoulder stock stud screws are more modern replacements. One-piece grip is correctly numbered to the gun and retains some original varnish. There is one large chip missing out of the lower edge of the reverse of the grip. $1,200 - $1,500

162 Remington New Model 1858 Percussion Revolver .44 caliber, 8” octagonal barrel length with threads, S/N 44724. Top of the barrel marked in 3 lines with “Patented Sept. 14, 1858” over “E. Remington & Sons Illion, New York USA” over “New Model.” Left side of the grips have a faint cartouche. Blue finish with case color hammer and walnut grips. German silver front cone sight brass trigger guard. The barrel and frame retain some finish with wear to the edges but mostly blending to a plum patina. The frame has some areas of pitting blending to a plum patina. The brass trigger guard has a mustard patina. The grips have a faint cartouche with nicks dings. Grips also have carved initials. Bore has some pitting. Mechanically good. $1,000 - $2,000

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Civil War — Hand Guns 163 Colt Model 1849 Inscribed to Captain L. Hinckley, 18th Maine Regt. .31 caliber, 6” octagonal barrel length, S/N 199226 (matching) corresponding to 1861 production. Top of the barrel marked in single line with Colt New York address. Left side of the frame marked “Colts Patent.” Stagecoach cylinder scene. Bottom of the backstrap inscribed “Capt. L. Hinckley Co. F., 18th Regt. Me Vols” over “From J.A. Lavett.” Blue barrel and cylinder with case color lever and frame. Walnut grips. Residing in Hampden, Maine, forty-seven year old Lorenzo Hinckley (also spelled “Hinchley” in Volunteer Register) was commissioned Captain of Company F. in the war-raised 18th Maine on August 21, 1862. The regiment was then assigned to garrison duty in the Washington defenses. In December 1862 the command was re-mustered as the 1st Maine Heavy Artillery and remained on duty manning the heavy guns that protected the Capitol until May 1864 when they reinforced the Army of the Potomac as infantry for Grant’s Overland Campaign. Captain Hinckley saw no active service having resigned on February 14, 1863. The presenter of the pistol, “J.A. Lavett,” is unknown. Lorenzo Hinckley died on June 20, 1885 and was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Bangor, Me. The barrel and cylinder retain some of the blue finish but mostly blending to a plum patina with a strong cylinder scene. The frame and lever retain a lot of case color especially in the protected areas but are lightly muted. The grips are very good with minor nicks and dings. Bore is good with some pitting. Mechanically good. $2,000 - $3,500

164 Remington Model 1861 Army Percussion Revolver .44 caliber, 8” octagonal barrel, S/N 11557. Walnut grips. All metal has a nice even brown patina. The loading lever is a period replacement and matches the revolver nicely. Walnut grips has a visible cartouche. Some nicks and dings. $1,000 - $1,500

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165 Colt Pocket Model of Navy Caliber Avenging Angel Revolver .36 caliber, 2.25” round barrel, S/N 44303. Brass backstrap and triggerguard. One-piece varnished walnut grips. Blue and case hardened finish. Barrel has some of the original blue finish blending with plum colors. Very sharp and crisp lines. Frame still retains a lot of the original case colors. Grips retain most of the original varnished finish. Backstrap and triggerguard still retain traces of the original silver wash. Overall an excellent example of “Avenging Angel” revolver. $1,000 - $2,000

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166 Factory Engraved Presentation Cased 1849 Colt Pocket Revolver, Present to Hon Arthur B. Calif Oct 1855 .31 caliber, 4� octagonal barrel, S/N 105627 with punch dot under serial numbers. Engraved on the barrel in script Sam Colt with banners. Fully factory engraved on the barrel, frame, backstrap and trigger guard. Cylinder with stagecoach scene. Beautiful burl walnut one-piece grips. Engraved and inscribed on the backstrap J.W. Williams To Hon Arthur B. Calef 1855. Blue finish with silver-plated backstrap and trigger guard. Cased in an original factory casing of mahogany with red lining, Case is portioned with the original mold, five packets of combustible skin cartridges. Tin can of Eley Bros caps.

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Arthur Benjamin Calef (1825-1900) attended school at Wesleyan University at Middletown and studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1852 and ran a long, successful practice in his home town. An influential Republican, he was heavily involved in politics and served in a variety government positions including State Treasurer (1855-1856) and as a delegate for the 1860 Republican National Convention. He died in 1900 at age seventy five. Entire revolver was refinished many years ago, retaining most of the bright black finish. Backstrap and trigger guard retaining most of the silver-plated finish. Walnut grips with most of the original varnished finish. Safety pins are still on the back of the cylinder. The engraving coverage is very close to that of a deluxe style. All numbers match. The refinish work could very well have been done by the factory. Case is excellent condition. The five packets have been opened exposing the top of the cartridges. Mold is about mint. Cap can is excellent with great label. Has an excellent look. $6,000 - $10,000 MAY 3-4, 2017 CINCINNATI, OHIO

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167 Gallagher Carbine .52 caliber, 22” barrel, S/N 22655. Lockplate stamped Manfactr by Richardson & Overman Philada/Gallager’s Patent July 17th, 1860. Two-piece iron patchbox and side bar with saddle ring. Barrel retains traces of the original blued finish the rest is turning a plum finish mixed with blue. The receiver has turned a dull silver grey. Bore is fair. Stock has some dings and dents; with a very light cartouche. $1,000 - $2,000

168 Ball and Williams Military Carbine .44RF, 22” octagonal-to-round barrel, S/N 10033. Blued finish, military walnut stock and fore-end, carbine butt. Left side of receiver marked with two two-line stamps: BALL & WILLIAMS / Worscester, Mass. and MERWIN & BRAY AGT’S / NEW YORK. Right side marked in two lines: BALLARD’S PATENT / NOV. 5, 1861. Folding military leaf rear sight, blade front sight, open loop lever, single barrel band, sling swivels in toe and on barrel band. Appropriately marked with MM sub-inspections on the left barrel flat, receiver, and stock comb and with correct MM script cartouche at wrist. This carbine is part of a late Civil War contract for 5,000 guns that the Ordnance Department placed in 1864, however only 1,500 of the guns were delivered, 1,000 in March and 500 in August of that year. These guns are known in two serial number ranges, 6,600-6,800 and 9,800 to 10,500, and this example lands squarely in the middle of this second range. A scarce US martial Civil War carbine in a high state of preservation. Fine, retaining much of the original thinning blue on the barrel which has blended with a smooth plum brown patina. Receiver mostly mottled gray patina on the sides with some original blue underneath. All markings clear and crisp. Very good bore, with scattered light pitting, Mechanically functional. Stock and fore-end about fine, with crisp checkering and clear inspection marks. Some minor bumps, dings and handling marks present. A really fine and crisp example of a desirable Ballard military carbine that is hard to find in this condition. $2,000 - $3,000

169 Ball and Williams Military Musket .46RF, 30” round barrel, S/N 11158. Blued finish, military walnut stock and fore-end, carbine-style butt. Left side of receiver marked with two two-line stamps: BALL & WILLIAMS / Worscester, Mass. and MERWIN & BRAY AGT’S / NEW YORK. Right side marked in two lines: BALLARD’S PATENT / NOV. 5, 1861. Top of receiver deeply stamped KENTUCKY. Folding military leaf rear sight, blade front sight, open loop lever, three barrel bands, missing sling swivels in toe and on middle barrel band. This rifle is part of a late Civil War contract for 3,000 guns that the State of Kentucky placed in 1864 and 1865. The reverse stock has an 1861 dated silver 3-cent piece set into it, a rather collectible item in its own right. Good overall. Retains traces of blue on the barrel that has blended with a deeply oxidized plum brown patina, some light pitting and scattered surface roughness. Receiver a mottled and oxidized dull pewter gray patina with some scattered age discoloration and light to moderate pitting. Markings weak on receiver, with the exception of “KENTUCKY.” Breech block mismatched, numbered “407” and not “158” as it should be. Good bore, dirty with some pitting and mechanically functional. Stock good with numerous scattered handling bumps, dings and mars. $2,000 - $3,000 68

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170 Spencer Model 1860 Carbine .56-56 caliber, 22” round barrel, S/N 37474 with six land and grooves. Marked on top of receiver Spencer Repeating/Rifle Co, Boston Mass/Pat’d March 6, 1860, in 3 lines. Walnut stock and forearm with faint cartouches. A solid example of a Civil War issued and used Spencer carbine without post-war modifications. Good to very good. Metal with a dull pewter patina and scattered oxidized staining and pinpricking. Receiver darker gray with light pitting. Mechanically functional, good bore, correct original magazine tube and rear sight. Wood with dents and dings, lightly sanded, 2 faint cartouches present at rear of sling bar, 1.5” crack at rear of fore-end on reverse. $1,500 - $2,000

171 Civil War Confederate Fayetteville Rifle Approximately .59 caliber, 3-groove rifled bore, 33” round barrel retained by two flat bands with saber bayonet lug 3.5” from muzzle. Blued finish, walnut stock, brass furniture. Type III Fayetteville Rifle. Lock marked with a spread-winged eagle / C.S.A. and FAYETTEVILLE forward of the hammer, dated 1863 to the rear of the lock. Fayetteville pattern “S”-shaped percussion hammer. Matching 1863 date on top of breech, standard V/P/[Eagle Head] proofs at breech. CSA stamped on tang of brass buttplate, remnants of “PB” block letter inspection on flat, opposite the lock. Lower band brass with U mark and showing some file marks, upper band an unmarked iron replacement, possibly from left over or unfinished Harpers Ferry parts. Correct 1858 pattern angled base rear sight with “swept wing” leaves, 100-yard leaf damaged, 500yard leaf missing. Both swivels present. 23.75” crude, thin shank, tulip head iron ramrod with threads on the end, possibly from a Richmond carbine. The initials “JR” and some other letters are lightly scratched in the obverse buttstock. Good to very good. Gun with a wonderful, untouched, out-of-the-attic patina, with the blued barrel heavily oxidized to a thick plum brown showing scattered oxidation and pinpricking. Lock functional, bore fair showing heavy oxidation and pitting and weak rifling near the muzzle, where the bore is worn and slightly larger than the expected .58 caliber. The bore has not been bored out. Stock shows significant wear, and is dry. Stock shows numerous bumps, dings and mars, a small hole is drilled in the reverse buttstock, about .45” in diameter and .5” deep and a small crack is present running from the rear lock mounting screw to the barrel channel. A nice, untouched Fayetteville that certainly “saw the elephant.” $3,000 - $5,000

172 U.S. Springfield Model 1863 Type II Rifle Musket Belonging to George W. Witherall of Company A, 77th Illinois Volunteer Infantry .58 caliber, 40” barrel, bright finish, walnut stock. Lock dated 1864, no visible barrel date. Three barrel bands, 1861 pattern rear sight, straight shank ramrod. Obverse stock with an old, oval brass plate which reads: G.W. WITHERELL / COMPANY . A . 77. ILL / VOLUNTEERS. This marking is applied with individual dies of different sizes. George W. Witherell (Witherall) was from Galesburg, IL. He enlisted in the 77th Illinois Infantry on February 11, 1864. He was transferred into Company A on April 8 of that year, and on July 7, 1865 he was transferred to the 130th Illinois Infantry Regiment. The 77th Illinois was decimated on April 8th, 1864 at the Battle of Mansfield (also known as Sabine Crossroads), where they suffered 176 casualties, with only 125 men remaining fit for duty after the battle. Good, showing usual wear from use with pitting at breech, barrel with brown patina. Mechanically functional. Stock worn with bumps and dings and some rounding to the edges. Brass plate with nice patina. $1,500 - $2,500 SEE DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS, ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS AND CONDITION REPORTS OF ALL LOTS AT COWANS.COM

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173 Sharps New Model 1863 Carbine .52 caliber, 22” round barrel, S/N 96158, matching on barrel under fore-end. Blued and case hardened finish, walnut stock and fore-end with steel mounts. NEW MODEL 1863 mark on barrel forward of receiver and standard 3-line Sharps barrel mark forward of rear sight. Lock with weak Sharps patent markings, and slightly better Lawrence Primer patent markings, reverse breech block with clear Sharps 1848 patent marking. Lawrence patent marked sight base with correct pattern sight leaf. Sling bar with ring. About good overall, void of finish with a mottled and oxidized gray patina with scattered pinpricking and light pitting. Mechanically functional lock, including the Lawrence pellet priming mechanism. Good bore with light to moderate pitting along its length. Wood with moderate wear and an old sanding, but remaining solid and free of breaks or repairs, showing scattered bumps, dings and handling marks. $1,500 - $2,500

174 Model 1861 Contract Rifled-Musket ID’d to Henry Williams Co A, 25 U.S.C.T. .58 caliber, 40” barrel, three barrel bands, walnut stock. Bridesburg contract lock dated 1863, with matching date on breech. Stamped on the top flat behind the rear barrel sight Henry Williams Co A25 US C.T. Henry Williams enlisted as a private in Company A of the 25th US Colored Troops on January 4, 1864. The 25th USCT was organized in Philadelphia and was transported to the Department of the Gulf where they did their service in coastal defense fortifications in New Orleans, Barrancas, FL and finally at Fort Pickens in Pensacola. Private Williams and the rest of the regiment were mustered out of Federal service on December 6, 1865. Barrel has a brown patina. Sharp barrel proofs. Rear sight still retains some of the blue finish. Stock has been refinished. Some chips out of the stock at the top of the butt plate. $1,000 - $2,000

175 Remington Model 1863 “Zouave” Rifle .58 caliber, 33” rifled 7-groove round barrel, blued & case hardened finish, walnut stock, brass furniture. Lock with standard [Spread-Winged Eagle]/ US and Remington’s / ILION, NY marks, dated 1863 to the rear. Breech with matching 1863 date and V/P/[Eagle Head] proof marks. Two crisp cartouches on flat, opposite lock. Correct 1861 pattern rear sight, front sight and bayonet lug. Rounded brass spring retained bands, brass patch box with spare nipple. Straight shank tulip head steel ramrod with threads. Fine. Retains nearly all of the original blued finish on the barrel and much of the original case hardened finish on the lock, which has dulled slightly with age. All markings crisp and sharp. Brass with a nice, uncleaned mustard patina. Fine bore and mechanics. Crisp stock with clear cartouches, a few minor handling marks and a couple of slivers missing out of the ramrod channel. $2,500 - $4,000 70

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176 Model 1816 Musket with Frankford Arsenal Manyard Conversion .69 caliber rifled bore, 42” round barrel, bright finish, walnut stock retained by three flat bands. Lock with usual Remington marks at tail, including 1858 date. Patent breech also dated 1858. Correct arsenal alteration long range rear sight, arsenal added tall blade front sight and arsenal modified cupped button head ramrod. Weak script “LS” (Luther Sage) inspection cartouche on stock flat. Good overall. Metal mostly smooth a pewter patina, and lightly scattered minor age discoloration and staining. Bands showing some machine marks from cleaning. Lock mechanically functional and all Maynard components are present and work correctly. Bore good with moderate pitting and visible rifling. Stock good with an old sanding and some applied varnish, usual bumps and dings and large chip missing at the reverse tang. $1,000 - $1,500

177 Model 1842 Springfield Musket .69 caliber smoothbore 42” long round barrel, secured by three flat bands. Bright finish, walnut stock. Lock marked SPRING / FIELD /1848 to rear of hammer with matching 1848 date on barrel tang. Forward portion of lock with [eagle] / US, barrel with usual Springfield V / P / [Eagle Head] proof marks. Crisp cartouche on flat opposite lock. Sling swivels, ramrod is a modern replacement of the correct pattern. Very good to fine. Metal mostly bright, having dulled slightly with age and showing some lightly scattered minor surface oxidation and discoloration. Mechanically fine, with fine, bright bore. Stock near fine, remaining fairly sharp with a good cartouche and showing only some minor handling bumps and dings. $1,500 - $3,000

178 Model 1861 Special Model Rifle Musket by LG&Y .58 caliber, 40” round barrel, bright finish, walnut stock. Lock marked in three lines U.S. / L.G. & Y. / WINDSOR VT dated 1863 at the tail and on the top of the breech. Standard V/P/[Eagle head] proof marks, spread-winged eagle on face of flat bolster. Correct 1861 patter rear sight, front sight/bayonet lug, three “U” marked clamping bands, sling swivels, straight shank tulip head ramrod. Reverse buttstock numbered 2787 vertically and ramrod numbered 3928. These numbers are similar to those found on French military firearms, and it is possible that this gun was one of thousands that saw post-Civil War use with the French military during the Franco-Prussian War of 1870. The firm of Lamson, Goodnow & Yale (L.G. & Y) delivered 50,020 M-1861 Special Model Rifle Muskets to the US government between 1862 and 1864. Fine overall, remaining mostly bright, having dulled somewhat with age and showing some freckled discoloration and oxidation. Mechanically excellent with good bore, showing light pitting the entire length of the gun. Stock very good with good lines and crisp cartouche. Some bumps and dings, and a small sliver of wood out of the rammer channel. $1,500 - $3,000 SEE DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS, ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS AND CONDITION REPORTS OF ALL LOTS AT COWANS.COM

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179 Spencer Model 1860 Carbine 56-52 Spencer, 22” round barrel, S/N 12013. Blued and case hardened finish, walnut stock and fore-end. Leaf rear sight, blade front sight, sling bar with ring, correct magazine tube. Original 6-groove rifling; no post-Civil War modifications. Fair to good. Pewter gray patina, scattered age discoloration, oxidation and pinpricking. Light pitting at breech and on receiver. Mechanically functional. Fair bore with moderate pitting. Missing sling swivel from toe of stock. Wood fair, slivers missing from fore-end; usual cracks in buttstock; butt sanded, with buttplate proud of stock. $1,000 - $2,000

180 Model 1816 N. Starr Musket with H&P Conversion .69 caliber, 42” round barrel. Bright finish, walnut stock. Starr contract lock markings, with not fully legible 1830s date at tail. Breech marked 1862 for date of the Hewes & Phillips alteration; bolster without clean-out screw and marked H&P. This is the “Type 2” H&P alteration, often referred to by collectors as the “sighted smoothbore.” Retains original 1861 pattern 3-leaf rear sight, original sling swivels and original ramrod. Has a small inspection mark in the wood, forward of the trigger guard that is considered the “windmill” or “Maltese Cross” mark of Confederate arms inspector, Nathan D. Cross. Possibly a Confederate arsenal reworked musket. Includes original M-1816 bayonet with prow-point tip. Very good. Metal mostly smooth with pewter patina and some light age discoloration. Mechanically excellent with fine, bright, smooth bore. Stock solid with some wear, bumps and dings. Bayonet about good. $1,000 - $1,500

181 Model 1816 Harpers Ferry Musket with Belgian-Style Conversion Rifled and Sighted .69 caliber, 42” round barrel, assembly #4 throughout. Harpers Ferry marked lock with correctly inspected Harpers Ferry barrel and stock, matching 1835 dates on lock and breech plug tang. Arsenal altered to percussion by the Belgian or “cone in barrel” method and subsequently arsenal rifled and sighted. Correct pattern long range rear sight and arsenal added iron front sight present. Correctly modified original ramrod with cupped head for elongated ball ammunition. Original M-1816 socket bayonet included. Some 20,980 previously altered flintlock percussion muskets were upgraded by rifling and sighting at US arsenals between 1856 and 1859, of which 12,760 were upgraded at Harpers Ferry. These guns were found to be unable to sustain the increased pressure created by the use of elongated ball ammunition and after some catastrophic failures the program was abandoned. Surviving examples like this that are 100% complete and correct are very scarce and would be an important addition for any advanced US military long arms collection. Very good. Metal with a mostly smooth pewter patina, with scattered surface oxidation, age discoloration and pinpricking. Markings remain strong and legible, mechanically fine with a very good bore, rifled with three narrow grooves. Correct and original modifications throughout, stock good to very good with expected wear from service and use. Bayonet about good and fits the musket well. $1,000 - $1,500 72

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182 Turner Percussion Rifle with Bowie Bayonet .56 caliber, 27.75” octagonal barrel, half-stocked with under barrel rib. Damascus finish, walnut stock checkered at the wrist with raised cheek rest on reverse. Iron mountings, Swiss schutzenstyle buttplate and scrolled pistol gripped triggerguard tang. Foliate engraved percussion lock and hammer, double set triggers. Liege proof marks on upper left barrel flat. Elevation adjustable rear sight, dove tailed front blade. Steel ramrod with brass tip. Bayonet bar at muzzle to accept a saber bayonet. The rifle is similar to the rifles generally referred to a “Turner Rifles” by Civil War collectors. These guns were target rifles used by the Turners, or Turnverein Societies, which were nationalistic German-American gymnastics (athletic) clubs. Many were recent immigrants to the US, arriving in the late 1840’s and early 1850’s. When war broke out in their newly adopted land, many Turners rushed to enlist, and often sought out units comprised of their own members. The most famous Turner regiments were the 9th OH volunteer infantry (raised in the Cincinnati area) and the 17th MO volunteer infantry, known as the Western Turner Rifles, raised in the St. Louis area. The 20th NY was also a Turner regiment. Although these units were raised in specific areas, they drew Turner’s from all over the US, including cities like Baltimore and Philadelphia, as well as those in the Midwest and West. Many of these men arrived in camp with their own personal weapons. Usually they arrived with civilian- style percussion target rifles,

both half-stock and full-stock, in calibers that were typically between .42 and .45. While the styles and variations of the rifles were quite wide ranging, the two features that were typical of these guns were the addition of sling swivels (uncommon on civilian rifles) and a large lug to accept a saber bayonet (almost never encountered on civilian guns). The saber bayonets were typically very large, often featuring Yatagan or Bowie style blades, in the range of 18”-24” and with cast brass hilts. This rifle has the bayonet bar and is accompanied by a shortened or otherwise modified bayonet that fits it well. Accompanying binder of documentation relates that the rifle was acquired from the family of the soldier who carried it, and claims a connection to the 20th NY, the United Turner Rifles. However, no name is provided nor any supporting provenance to support the claim. The binder provides general information about the Turners and 20th NY. Very good, retaining much of the original, but faded, browned faux Damascus finish. Mechanically functional, fine bore. Iron mountings with smooth brown patina. Engraving remains crisp on lock, triggerguard and fore-end cap. Hammer spur repaired. Stock very good with expected wear, nicks and dings. Bayonet bar appears to be a more recent addition/replacement. Bayonet appears to have been shortened, as it is much shorter than typical examples and the blade has been chemically aged. The locking spring is a replacement as well. While similar Turner bayonets are known that are associated with the 20th NY, this one is not quite like any known example. $3,000 - $5,000

183 Whitney US M-1861 Naval Rilfe .69 caliber, 34.25” round barrel, S/N 5192. Bright finish, walnut stock. Lock marked with spread-winged eagle over a panoply of arms and US / WHITNEY-VILLE, dated 1863 at the tail. Breech with matching date. Correct FCW (Frank C. Warner) inspections at left breech flat and on stock flat, with V/P/[Eagle head] proofs at breech. 1000-yard tangent sight, heavy cupped ramrod, sling swivels. Known by collectors as the “Plymouth Rifle,” the M-1861 Naval Rifle was the production version of the experimental arms used by Captain (later Admiral) John Dahlgren aboard the USS Plymouth. These arms had been made up based upon the French Carbine-A-Tige, and when found favorable, a production contract was let to Whitney in 1861 to produce the rifles. Only 10,000 were manufactured, and as with most sea service weapons, many saw use in harsh environments, making exceptional examples like this one difficult to find. Very fine to near excellent. Metal retains most of its arsenal bright polish with some dulling and lightly scattered minor surface oxidation and discoloration and some oxidation on the buttplate. Mechanically fine with a fine bore. All marks crisp and sharp. Stock with fine cartouche. Stock very crisp with minor handling marks and mars, and two dings in the flat from the hammer screw of other rifles in the case this gun was originally shipped in. A fantastic example of a rare, low production Civil War naval long arm. $4,000 - $6,000 SEE DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS, ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS AND CONDITION REPORTS OF ALL LOTS AT COWANS.COM

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184 Colt Percussion Musket and Bayonet .58 caliber, 40” barrel, V P barrel proofs. Lockplate marked with U.S. Colts Pt Mfg Arms Co, dated 1864 in the rear of the lockplate. U.S. marked buttplate. Three barrel bands with bayonet, walnut stock. Metal and stock are excellent. However it has been coated with shellac. This can be removed very carefully and underneath is an excellent rifled-musket. $1,500 - $2,500

185 Gwyn & Campbell Civil War Carbine .52 caliber, 20” octagonal-to-round barrel, S/N 2563. Matching numbers on bottom of barrel, frame, breech block and lever. Final production version of the Gwyn & Campbell (Union Rifle) carbine, which evolved from the earlier Cosmopolitan carbine. About 8,200 manufactured circa 1863-1864. Falling breech percussion single-shot with sing bar, produced with blued barrels, case hardened frames and walnut stocks. Retains correct late pattern short base rear sight, front sight, sling bar and ring. Fair to good. Metal void of finish with a mottled dark gray over silvery gray patina, showing significant age discoloration and surface oxidation, including some light pitting and surface roughness. Frame with welded repairs near cone seat and on the bottom of the frame, as well as some tool marks on the frame and barrel. Mechanically functional, but the mainspring feels weak and the hammer will not hold at half-cock. Breech lever and block function correctly. Good bore that is partly bright with decent rifling. Stock good with two visible cartouches on reverse wrist. A decent example of one of the secondary US cavalry breech loading carbines from the Civil War era that certainly “saw the elephant.” $1,000 - $1,500

186 Gywn & Campbell Type II Carbine .52 caliber, 20” octagonal-to-round barrel, S/N 2164. Matching numbers on bottom of barrel, frame, breech block and lever. Final production version of the Gwyn & Campbell (Union Rifle) carbine, which evolved from the earlier Cosmopolitan carbine. About 8,200 manufactured circa 1863-1864. Falling breech percussion single shot with sing bar, produced with blued barrels, case hardened frames and walnut stocks. Retains correct late pattern short base rear sight, front sight, sling bar and ring. Typical Gwyn & Campbell marks on receiver and inspection marks on barrel as well as cartouche on wrist. Obverse buttstock carved 1865 / J. KRAUER. John Krauer served in the 1st Indiana Heavy Artillery, known as the “Jack Ass Regiment.” The regiment had originally been organized as the 21st Indiana Infantry and was subsequently re-designated as a Heavy Artillery regiment. A small binder of information regarding the regiment and Mr. Krauer is included with the carbine, as well as a letter detailing the acquisition of the carbine from a Krauer family estate sale. Good to very good. Metal void of finish with a mottled dark gray over silvery gray patina, showing age discoloration and scattered surface oxidation, including some light pitting here and there. Mechanically functional, but the mainspring feels weak and the hammer will not hold at half-cock. Breech lever and block function correctly. Very good bore that is mostly bright with fine rifling. Stock very good with late added varnish, which has protected it. Crisp cartouche on reverse wrist; crudely carved ID on obverse butt. $1,500 - $2,500 74

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187 ID’d Model 1816 Springfield Percussion Conversion Musket .69 caliber, 42” round barrel. Arsenal alteration to percussion of a US M-1816 Type III musket, produced at Springfield Armory in 1839. Lock marked with an [eagle]/US forward of the hammer and in three lines SPRING/FIELD/1839 to the rear of the lock. The matching date is on the breech plug tang. The usual Springfield proof marks are present at the breech. Two crisp acceptance cartouches are present on the flat, opposite the lock as well as a final inspection cartouche in the toe line behind the triggerguard. Both sling swivels are present and a correct iron ramrod that is about 10” short of full length. The name John Cundliff is lightly carved in script on both sides of the buttstock. Research reveals that a John M. Cundliff was 30 years old when he enlisted as a private in Company D of the 13th Ohio Infantry, serving from April 17th 1861, through June 25, 1862. During this time the regiment saw combat in several battles, most notably at Shiloh. A binder of information about Cundliff and the 13th OH accompanies the gun, as well as a letter of authenticity from noted Civil War dealer and appraiser Rafael Eledge of Shiloh Relics. Good overall, with a thick, uncleaned brown patina on the barrel and iron furniture, with some surface scale, scattered light to moderate pitting, which is most severe around the breech and bolster area. Mechanically functional, fair bore. Stock rates about fine and is very crisp with very nice cartouches. A very nice, untouched gun with a strong Ohio identification and authentication letter from one of the top people in the field. $1,000 - $2,000

188 Percussion Full-Stock Rifle by Schneider of Dayton, Ohio .32 caliber, 39.5” octagonal pinned barrel, .4” across the flats. Single shot, double set trigger, full stocked percussion rifle. Lock marked ATKINSON / WARRANTED and top barrel flat marked SCHNEIDER / DAYTON O. Muzzle marked 179. Double set triggers, brass furniture with oval patchbox in butt. Fixed, dovetailed rear sight an dovetailed German silver blade front sight. Wooden ramrod. German silver shield mounted in reverse butt that reads: ALBERT KERN / 1862, with additional decorations of stars and geometric designs. A binder of information regarding the Albert Kern the rifle is attributed to accompanies the gun, stating that Kern served in the 7th Indiana Infantry through the war. Very good. Barrel is void of finish and has a medium pewter patina with scattered splotches of age staining, discoloration and minor surface oxidation. Bore is very good with strong rifling and some lightly scattered pitting. The double set trigger mechanism needs adjustment and the hammer will not always release from full cock. Stock is very good as refinished, and remains in solid condition. $1,500 - $2,500

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189 Potsdam Percussion Musket with 35th OVI Attribution .70 caliber, 41.25” round barrel. Bright finish, beech stock. Prussian M-1809 “Potsdam” musket, altered to percussion from flint. Produced at the Prussian arsenal in Danzig in 1830 and so marked on the lock. Breech marked with date of conversion to percussion, 1844. Brass furniture, buttplate with Prussian regimental markings to the 4th Landwehr Battalion. Assembly number 27 on most components. Original M-1809 ramrod, marked to a different unit and gun is present, as is the original bayonet catch. The name A KEEN is scratched into the obverse stock. The consignor has documentation attributing the gun to Private Ayers Keen of the 35th OH, and a binder of information about Keen and the 35th OH is included, along with four 35th OH reunion badges. A quick search of Civil War Data reveals no less than 75 men with a first name starting with “A” and the last name “KEEN” that served with the Union army during the Civil War, so the identification appears tenuous at best. Good overall. Metal with a smooth brown patina over most of the iron parts and a dark, uncleaned patina on the brass. Lock is mechanically functional and the bore is good. Stock has been sanded and varnished, leaving the buttplate quite proud of the wood. The upper sling swivel is missing. $1,000 - $1,500

190 Model 1841 Harpers Ferry Rifle .54 caliber, 33” round barrel. Browned finish, brass furniture, walnut stock. Lock marked HARPER’S / FERRY / 1853 vertically at tail of lock, with the date 1854 on the breech tang. Barrel with remnants of the Harper’s Ferry applied V/P/Eagle Head proofs and WW/P inspection. Stock with traces of the JLR inspection on the flat and in the patchbox, which shows the correct three router pilot holes of Harper’s Ferry stocks. No “US” on buttplate tang as is correct for Harper’s Ferry M-1841 rifles. Stock stamped W.M. MERRIMAN in three places: on top of comb, on the obverse above patchbox and on the reverse of the stock. Original 7-groove rifling, correct notched rear sight and brass blade front sight. Incorrect, period of use replaced iron ramrod, missing sling swivels. Two men with the initials “W.M.” and the last name “Merriman” are listed in the Historical Data Systems roster of Civil War soldiers. Both are named William M. Merriman. One served as a private in Company I of the 11th Maryland Infantry (US) and the other as a private in Company F of the 20th Alabama Infantry (CS). As such, you can choose whether this rifles fits into your collection of Yankee or Confederate long guns, as you see fit. Good overall. Void of finish with clear markings on lock, less clear on barrel. Metal with a mottled brownish gray patina and scattered pitting. Mechanically functional. Nipple broken, some vise marks at breech. Bore good but dirty and pitted. Brass with a nice, uncleaned mustard patina. Stock good with some chips missing around the breech plug tang and the lock mortise. A well used, but solid example of a Harper’s Ferryproduced Mississippi rifle with all Harper’s Ferry parts. $1,000 - $1,500

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191 Confederate Sheath and Knife 15.5” raised ribbed blade, 20.75” overall length. Tiny fragment of the blade’s tip is missing. Both edges of the blade are ragged along the entire blade. Complete with brass crossguard, wood sword handle is void of its wire wrap. This knife’s hilt is a M1833 sword that has been married to this blade. Leather sheath with stitching on the scabbard and the buckskin leather frog. Wood grips with 3.25” crack vertical crack. Blade and handle are very loose when blade and grips are twisted in opposite directions. Fragment of the buckskin leather frog is missing. Tip of the leather scabbard is missing as well and is well worn throughout. Good. $1,000 - $1,500

192 Double Bit Belt Axe with Leather Custom Made Carrier 4.75” total length of ax head. 2.25” length of the edge of the blade. Additional small primitive knife with 1.5” blade and 5” overall length. 10.75” wood haft. Leather bag with two straps attached by hand-sewn stitching. Perimeter of the bag rendered in hand-sewn stitching as well. Very old button still in tact for securing the flap of the bag. Leather bag with crazing visible. Very good. $800 - $1,200

193 Bowie Knife with Antler Handle 9” clip point blade blade with raised central ridge, 14” overall length. Circular brass medallion between the tang and the blue high-lighted stag grips. Blade with light salt and pepper pitting. $1,000 - $1,500

194 Early Bowie Knife with Ivory Handle 7.75” blade, 13” overall. Round ivory handle. Wood scabbard with green tinted cord. Excellent. $1,000 - $1,500

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Civil War — Swords and Edged Weapons 195 US M-1861 Whitney Naval Rifle Bayonet and Scabbard 22.5” semi-Yataghan blade, brass hilt, 27.25” overall, S/N 7580. Crisply marked COLLINS & Co in an arc over HARTFORD/CONN. With original scabbard. Fits Whitney Naval rifle , #5192, also in this sale. Very fine to excellent. Blade retains most of the original bright polish. Hilt with a mellow patina. Locking latch functional. Scabbard very fine with some minor crazing to the leather finish, very solid and crisp overall. Brass mounts with a mellow, uncleaned patina. A great example of a US Civil War naval rifle saber bayonet. $400 - $600

196 Confederate Polearm Head formed from a M1855 Bayonet 18” blade, with M1855 bayonet base stamped U.S. Conical base with two holes for mounting. 4.75” crossguard. Conical base and crossguard with light pitting. Blade region with nominal pitting. $1,000 - $1,500

197 German Turnverein Bayonet 18.75” blade, 23.75” overall. Brass guard and grips with Bahnfrei cast within a cartouche on left side. Bottom of the handle on opposite side is stamped S.T.V./ L. Schreiber/ Cin O. ”S.T.V.” may represent ‘Social Turnverein’ which was a name used by many Turner societies in the 1850s. The spring region of the bayonet is stamped 10. Moderately pitted blade. The “O” in “Cin, O” is mostly worn. Very good. $1,500 - $2,500

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Civil War — Swords and Edged Weapons 198 Coffin Head Guard-less Large Bowie Knife 15” clip point blade, 2” wide blade tapering to a clip point. The blade is .25” wide. Wood handle held with copper rivets. Blade is gunmetal grey with some staining. Handle is dark patina. Overall very good example. $3,500 - $5,000

199 Confederate”D” Guard Bowie Knife with Sheath 11.25” clip point blade, 2.25’ wide blade tapering to a clip point. Hickory wood handle with iron “D” guard. Leather scabbard with metal tip and throat. This knife has a nice overall even look. Blade is grey mixing with brown stains. Guard and pommel with nice dark patina. Leather scabbard with some light scuffs. Metal tip and throat has nice dark patina. $5,000 - $7,500

200 Confederate “D” Guard Bowie Knife 19” spear point blade, iron “D” guard with bone handle. Leather scabbard. Blade is gunmetal grey with some light staining. Guard with nice brown patina. Handle shows nice yellowed patina. Leather scabbard has opened seams near the tip. Very good overall. $5,000 - $7,500

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Civil War — Swords and Edged Weapons 201 Civil War Clauberg Presentation Sword to Gallant US Regular Artilleryman Lieutenant Francis S. French 32” blade with gilt etched panels, gilt and highly polished blade. One panel reads For The Union and the Constitution and on the reverse, eagle and E. Pluribus Unum and U.S. Marked on the ricasso Clauberg. Fluted silver handle, deeply relief guard with eagle, deeply chased pommel with Lady Liberty. Curled eagle head on the guard with ruby eyes. Scabbard of white brass with deep relief carvings of Lady Liberty and on the drag has a deep relief allegoric figure. Engraved presentation: Presented To First Lieut F. S. French by the Privates of Light Artillery as a token of their respect & esteem. The top of the pommel has battle honors engraved. A singular presentation piece given to a heroic but tragic young officer “by the Privates/of Light Co. I, 1st U.S. Artillery/as a token of their esteem,” undated but end of war after the three brevets—Fair Oaks/Antietam/Cold Harbor—engraved on the base of the pommel cap. The blade bears the patriotic exhortation “For the Union and Constitution” etched in the reflection of nearly four years of bloody retrospection. Lieutenant French’s sword together with his father’s Mexican War-era presentation sword were featured in an article written for North South Trader’s Civil War, Vol. XXIV, No. 3 in 1997. Just after the outbreak of war, young Francis Sands French (1842-1865) was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in the regular army on September 27,1861. He was the son of Major General William H. French and joined Battery I, 1st U.S. Artillery, his father’s old regiment. Under the younger French’s command the battery became an Army of the Potomac mainstay, a combat unit of the 2nd Corps and Horse Artillery that forged a wartime record second to none. Over the course of his illustrious service Lieutenant French was engaged in no less than fourteen major battles and twenty lesser skirmishes, being present at Lee’s surrender at Appomattox. In June 1865 French was simultaneously brevetted three times for “gallantry:” to Captain for Fair Oaks, Major for Fredericksburg, and Lieutenant Colonel for Cold Harbor. In his first engagement then 2nd Lieutenant French became an early casualty, being “dangerously” wounded at the Ball’s Bluff debacle on October 21, 1861. There, Brigadier General Charles P. Stone was in overall command of what started out to be a reconnaissance across the Potomac opposite Leesburg, Virginia. A small patrol paddled over at dusk and quickly moved inland. In the gathering gloom the inexperienced captain in command mistook a line of trees as the pitched tents of a Confederate encampment thought to be near Leesburg. Erroneously, word went back that the Rebels had been located, and in response General Stone ordered Colonel Charles Devens of the 15th Massachusetts across with 300 men to attack the camp at first light. At dawn the Union force discovered that “there was no camp to raid.” Contradictory to orders, Devens maintained his position on the opposite shore and sent a messenger back to General Stone for new instructions. Stone immediately sent the rest Devens’ regiment over as reinforcements with a directive to scout toward Leesburg. It followed that Colonel Edmund Baker, a prominent orator and close friend of the President, appeared at General Stone’s headquarters. Stone told the untried politician turned colonel to proceed to the crossing point and assess the situation, giving Baker discretion to either pull the 15th Massachusetts back, or reinforce and press the reconnaissance to Leesburg as Baker saw fit. Learning from another messenger that Colonel Devens had become engaged with a body of Confederates, Colonel Baker quickly ordered all of the troops he could gather across the Potomac. A lack of boats meant that the Federals were delivered to the opposite shore piecemeal and presaged disaster. In the meantime Devens advanced force now numbering about 650 men exchanged desultory fire with a growing body of Rebels. By midday

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Devens finally withdrew and met Baker’s static force near the (Ball’s) bluff where the Union reinforcements had slowly deployed. The terrain was not advantageous being a confined flat field flanked by a deep ravine on the left bordered by wooded hills rising to command the whole of the open space. The only artillery present was a single gun from a Rhode Island Battery with a section of “two mountain howitzers, under Lieutenant French, ...posted in front of the angle” formed by two regiments near the precipice of the steep ravine. To a trained eye the position was indefensible, but Colonel Baker was not a soldier despite his rank. By 3:00pm enemy skirmishers had capitalized by pouring deadly fire from the edge of the nearby woods into the exposed artillerymen who were quickly shot down. Colonel Baker was killed at around 4:30 while forlornly working one of the guns with members of his staff. By then Lieutenant French “and all of the men under his command had either been killed or wounded.” The brief report from the Official Records dated October 25, 1861 glossed over the disastrous outcome recording that “the gallantry and discipline displayed there (Ball’s Bluff ) deserved a more fortunate result; but situated as these troops were—cut off from retreat and reinforcements, and attacked by an overwhelming force, 500 against 1,700—it was not possible that the issue could have been successful.” In fact, Colonel Baker’s piecemeal force counting some 1,700 men had been completely routed, many of the Federals having been driven down the steep slope of the ravine into the Potomac. Boats full of panicked men “swamped and capsized.” Many soldiers drowned and were carried down river by the current. By nightfall, 223 men had been killed, 226 wounded, and another 553 captured on the banks of the river. It is not recorded how the badly wounded Lieutenant French escaped the enveloping Southern onslaught. By the following spring Lieutenant French had returned to active duty, but before his wound had properly healed. He would persevere and serve with distinction for the duration seeing uninterrupted action at Fair Oaks, Savage Station, Glendale and White Oak Swamp, Malvern Hill, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, and the Appomattox Campaign alluding to just the most resounding of the Army of the Potomac’s major engagements. Captain French was cited in official reports on three separate occasions—Fair Oaks, Antietam, and Cold Harbor— coinciding with his three postwar brevets awarded in August 1865, a cluster of promotions peculiar to the Regular Army. There was no doubt that his premature death at the young age 25 on September 4, 1865 was aggravated by the rigors of constant campaigning. Reflecting the social norms of the time, the late brevet Lieutenant Colonel French’s florid obituary proclaimed, “But, alas, a career which gave such brilliant promise for still greater distinction, to be won in the profession of his choice, has been thus early closed by the hand of death. The seeds of that fatal malady, consumption—quickened doubtless, by the hardships endured in more than three years of such severe military service—soon after the close of the war, were so rapidly developed, that he knew his end to be fast coming, and he came to the birthplace of his mother, the home of her youth (New Castle Delaware), and where he had many friends to mourn his fate.” Strictly uncommon to a regular artilleryman, French’s sword is accompanied by a thick binder of research highlighted by excerpts from the Official Records, a copy of the previously mentioned North South Trader’s Civil War magazine, and relevant information pertaining to the gallant exploits that defined his short life. Sword is excellent condition. Blade still retains most of the original gilt. The tip still retains most of the original polish with some surface staining. Handle is excellent. Scabbard has a dent just below the last carrying ring. Some cleaning near the drag on the left side. Overall this is an excellent Civil War presentation sword. $5,000 - $8,000

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202 Civil War Sword Presented To Captain Charles E. Chapman, 37th NYSM 32” blade with gilt etched panel of E. Pluribus Unum and on the reverse U.S. Blade marked on the ricasso W. Clauberg, Solingen. Fluted silver handle with floral designs. The guard is two branches deeply relief cast and chased with laurel leaf designs over the entire length of each side of the branches. Pommel with deeply chased designs. Scabbard of white brass with deeply chased brass mounts. Drag with deeply chased designs included an Eagle. Brass with gilt finish. Scabbard is in engraved with presentation: Presented to Capt Chas E Chapman 4th Members Of Company A 37th Regt N.G.N.Y. January 14, 1864. An exquisite imported high grade silver-hilted presentation sword made by W. Clauberg, likely retailed by Schuyler, Hartley & Graham based on a nearly identical illustration found in that iconic retailer’s 1864 Catalog. The 37th New York State Militia was one of several unheralded Empire State regiments mustered briefly into Federal service on multiple occasions to meet wartime exigencies. The 37th NYSM was raised in New York City and served for 3 months beginning May 29, 1862; again in the field for thirty days starting on June 24, 1863 during Lee’s invasion of Pennsylvania, and lastly for thirty days during Grant’s 1864 summer campaign. Thirty-four-year-old Charles E. Chapman was commissioned 1st Lieutenant of Company A and was quickly promoted Captain on June 17, 1862. Chapman retained command of the company when it was remustered for service during the Gettysburg crisis and found himself an unlikely participant in the climactic battle of the Civil War. Afterwards, on January 1, 1864, this fine presentation sword was presented to Captain Chapman as a token of esteem by the members of the company. Four months later Captain Chapman was called into local service for the last time when the regiment was Federalized to garrison Fort Richmond in New York Harbor. During the Gettysburg emergency the 37th NYSM was assigned to the 4th Brigade, 1st Division, Department of the Susquehanna, that assembled piecemeal near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. By happenstance on June 30, 1863 the 37th along with the 22nd NYSM bumped into and proceeded to skirmish with an marauding Confederate cavalry force supported by artillery at a place called Sporting Hill on the York Road. The New York militiamen had halted and thrown up earthworks along the West side of Camp Hill. Shortly before 5pm, dismounted Confederate cavalry attempted to flank the Union position by crossing the Carlisle Pike under the cover of cannon fire but the maneuver was quickly thwarted. A section of Federal artillery then galloped up and directed fire at a large barn hiding Rebel sharpshooters. The first shell “smashed through the upper wooden structure and sent approximately 50 Confederates running outside to their horses.” The troopers of the 16th Virginia Cavalry of Albert G. Jenkins Brigade made a hasty getaway in the direction of Carlisle after suffering 16 dead and 20 to 30 wounded. Federal

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casualties were later reported as 11 men wounded. The skirmish at Sporting Hill is remembered “as the northernmost engagement of Lee’s Army during the Civil War.” The two freshly bloodied militia regiments quickly force marched 13 miles toward Carlisle in pursuit of the retreating Confederates, entering the shuttered town in the late afternoon of July 1. By nightfall as the last of the stragglers limped in, the Federals took up improvised positions to guard against an attack which seemed imminent. The 37th NYSM with a single field piece held the central portion of Carlisle. At dusk Confederate artillery opened up from positions on the east side of the town. The barrage “did little damage, the shells mostly passing over,” still the 37th suffered “a few slight casualties.” After nightfall the equally exhausted Confederate cavalry force commanded by Fitzhugh Lee signaled a flag of truce. In dire need of supplies, a grey-clad emissary came forward and demanded the Federals yield the town, surrender, or evacuate the women and children in preparation for a fight. Learning that the Union troops were militiamen and not Army of the Potomac veterans, Stuart anticipated a quick ending to the standoff. However, the Union commander, General W. F. Smith, summarily rejected the surrender demand “desiring the enemy to come in and take us.” Stuart’s horse artillery then resumed the cannonade that went on intermittently throughout the night, but the expected assault by Stuart’s vaunted cavalrymen never materialized. Still, Smith’s men had been spooked and proceeded to fire Carlisle’s principle arsenal buildings on the eastern edge of town, and “about an hour before daylight, the enemy retired.” Stuart and Fitzhugh Lee had received word that the leading elements of the Army of Northern Virginia had run to the Army of the Potomac’s 1st Corps at a place called Gettysburg. Stuart then ordered his subordinate to disengage around 1am on the morning of July 2. On the way out Confederate troopers put Carlisle Barracks to the torch, destroying a lumber yard and the town gas works. The nightlong standoff at Carlisle had created an unintended consequence. In retrospect, the lost hours had delayed JEB Stuart’s ability to rendezvous with the Army of Northern Viginia in time to properly reconnoiter in advance of A. P. Hills’ infantry vanguard trundling blindly toward Gettysburg. Through a series of otherwise random events, Captain Chapman and the 37th NYSM found themselves in the midst of a seismic event that will forever resonate in the annuls of American history. Captain Chapman’s presentation sword is accompanied by a binder of research including his National Archives military records and Official Records pertaining to the 37th NYSM. Nothing is known of Charles E. Chapman’s postwar life and career. This sword is in excellent condition. Scabbard has been lightly cleaned. The brass still retains some of the gilt finish. Blade is excellent with the only the tip having been cleaned where their are traces of light pitting. Overall this sword is in excellent condition. $7,500 - $10,000

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203 Confederate Dog River Sword 34.5” single-edged blade with wide, 25” unstopped fuller. 5.75” sand cast, red brass hilt with 3-branch guard and Phrygian helmet pommel cap. Leather wrapped grooved wood grip with twisted wire and leather throat washer. Lap-seamed metal scabbard with brown lacquered finish and crude, sand cast brass mounts with forged iron ring with a 1” interior diameter. Small, asymmetrical drag. A classic Confederate cavalry saber from an unknown southern maker, with a really attractive, fresh from the attic and completely untouched appearance. Very good overall. Blade with a moderately oxidized brown patina over a dull pewter base color. Blade unsharpened, with a couple of tiny, almost imperceptible nicks in the edge. Brass with a deep, dark umber patina that is untouched and uncleaned. Guard slightly bent at the top, with some minor casting flaws and a nice sand cast roughness on the face. Leather throat washer in place. Grip untouched, with some leather remaining, wood with some cracks and from age and use. Wire appears to be original. Scabbard with a mix of original brown lacquer and deeply oxidized patina. Some bumps and dents with what appears to be an intentional pair of symmetrical dents about 13” from the drag. Mounts with an untouched umber patina, and iron suspension rings deeply oxidized. Rings appear to be original as well. $3,000 - $5,000

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204 Johnson’s Island Prison Camp Commandant, Colonel William S. Pierson, Presentation Sword and Appointment Request A fancy grade presentation quality sword, owned by General William S. Pierson (1815-1879), Commander of Johnson’s Island Prison Camp. Accompanied by a “true copy” of a letter from Lieutenant Colonel William Hoffman, 8th Infantry and Commissary General of Prisoners, 1p, 7.5 x 9.5 in., on Office of Commissary General of Prisoners letterhead, Columbus, OH. December 17, 1861. A letter addressed to Ohio Governor William Dennison, in which Hoffman requests that Pierson be appointed commander of the guard for the Depot of Prisoners of War at Sandusky, Ohio. Matted and framed, 13.5 x 15.5 in. From the Mexican War era, this sword has a double-edged 31 in. acid etched blade with patriotic symbols, scrollwork, and W.H. Horstmann/ & Sons/ Philadelphia. Ricasso with crowned head in profile stamp, a Solingen mark. The hilt is in gilt brass and coin silver with coin hexagonal grip with floral and geometric engraving. The pommel is 2.5 in. high full-bodied eagle standing on a dome with gadrooned border. The counterguard, also in gilt brass, is cross shaped, with cast relief Liberty Cap, weapons, and acanthus leaf design on left side and spread-winged eagle atop pike with Liberty Cap, other edged weapons, and acanthus leaves. In the center of the cross guard, a square box is engraved with monograms, WSP. A brass chain knuckle guard attached to the underside of eagle’s beak. Overall length is 38.5 in. The scabbard is brass with cast scrollwork carrying mounts and drag. One face has nice scrollwork engraving and martial symbols with US shield. Gilt is worn, else excellent. Pierson, originally a Connecticut native, emigrated to the Firelands of northern Ohio, and at the outbreak of hostilities enlisted as a major in Hoffman’s Battalion of the 128th Ohio Volunteers. His rise in the 128th was rapid; he was commissioned colonel, and charged with organizing and overseeing construction of Johnson’s Island prison camp located in Sandusky Bay of Lake Erie, just offshore from present-day Toledo, OH. Built on a 300-acre island, the camp was initially built to hold 1,000 men; by war’s end its population had swelled to more than 3,000, including seven Confederate generals. Provenance: Sword was purchased from a direct descendant of Pierson; formerly part of the Elmer Grimm collection; previously sold in these rooms, November 15 & 16, Historic Americana Auction, Lot 688; consigned by a private collector. Lot includes provenance information, brief biographical notes on Pierson, and a great deal of information regarding Johnson’s Island. An exceptional presentation grade sword with great history and provenance accompanied by an equally important appointment request. $10,000 - $15,000

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205 Lt. Col. Porter S. Cox Model 1840/60 Presentation Sword 34.5” slightly curved German made blade with fullers, obverse etched with military trophies, Greek keys and floral motifs with inscription “Onward to Victory.” Reverse with similar etching and a “U” and “S” separated by a spread-wing eagle. Ricasso with knight logo and maker marked “CLAUBERG / SOLINGEN.” Retains the leather scabbard washer. Hilt has brass three-branch guard retaining good traces of the gilt finish and embossed with laurel and acanthus leaves. Phrygian helmet-style pommel with a bust of the goddess of Liberty. Ivory grip edged with an engraved line. Nickel-plated scabbard brass mountings embossed with floral patterns and twisted wire hanger rings. Engraved on the reverse between the hanger bands “Presented to / Lt. Col. Porter S. Cox, / the Officer who whipped Thrailkill, / and killed Bill Anderson the Bandit, / by his friends in St. Joseph, Mo. / Nov. 25th 1864.” Porter S. Cox, better known as Samuel P. Cox (1828-1913) was a Missouri farmer and businessman. During the Mexican War he served in a unit that did not fight in Mexico, but acted as scouts for two years in actions against Native American forces and helped build Ft. Kearny in Nebraska. Between the wars, Cox worked as a freight hauler in the West, acting in that capacity under contract for the army during the Utah War of 1858-59. At the beginning of the Civil War he helped to organize the 1st Regt. Missouri militia with the rank of Major, resigning in 1863 due to ill health. In 1864, he was again commissioned as a Lt. Colonel in the 33rd Regt. Missouri militia. Cox commanded the Union forces at a skirmish near Albany, MO, on Oct. 26, 1864 in which the famous Confederate guerrilla leader William “Bloody Bill” Anderson

was killed. William T. Anderson originally served under the notorious Confederate guerrilla William Quantrill were he gained a reputation for both skill and brutality. By 1863 he was in command of his own guerrilla band in Missouri. As part of Gen. Sterling Price’s 1864 attempt to retake Missouri for the Confederacy, Anderson’s men massacred 124 unarmed Union soldiers in cold blood at Centralia. The Confederates scalped many of the Union men and several scalps were reportedly tied to Anderson’s saddle when he died, justifying his nick-name “Bloody Bill.” Among Anderson’s officers at Centralia was Captain John Thrailkill, 1st Missouri Cavalry, a recently escaped POW from Alton Prison, who led a small guerrilla band riding with Anderson when Cox’s command caught up with them at Albany, MO. Laying an ambush similar to Anderson’s own tactics, the federals shot Anderson in the head, killing him instantly. Although Cox had not actually pulled the trigger, he was proclaimed a hero, with Anderson’s reign of terror in Missouri coming to an end. After the war, Cox returned to private business. Thrailkill also survived the war and in 1865 fled to Mexico with other Confederates, where he became a wealthy man pursuing mining, cattle and railroad interests. His death came in 1895 in Mexico City. Very good. There are a few scattered dark gray age spots on the blade, heaviest on the reverse side near the point with some very light pitting. Light verdigris in the deeper crevasses on the pommel and the scabbard mounts. One very sallow dent on the scabbard near the presentation. $10,000 - $15,000

206 Pattern 1850 Foot Officer’s Sword by B. Kittredge & Co. 33” blade with etched panels of Military motifs. Marked near the ricasso B.Kittredge & Co. Brass guard with floral designs. Shagreen and gilt wire wrapped handle. Brass scabbard with carrying rings. Consignor states this was purchased many years ago from one of the Kittredge family members. Blade was cleaned many years ago with a grey patina. Handle is good condition with some remains of the shagreen wrapping. Brass with nice dark patina. Scabbard was cleaned long ago. Scabbard has a few minor dents. A rare Foot Officer’s sword. $1,500 - $2,500 86

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Civil War — Uniforms 207 Pattern 1851 Cavalry Musician’s Jacket This jacket was made at the Schuylkill Arsenal near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is in un-issued condition with matching print cotton sleeve and pocket lining. Left sleeve is stamped “2” and “SA” in red ink. Right sleeve is stamped “2” over U.S. (likely inspector) in red ink and “2” in black ink (for size 2-38 in present day measure). Medium brown wool lines. This beautifully preserved coat is complete with all original general service buttons. Dark blue wool body with yellow wool worsted outline. Excellent. $4,000 - $5,500

208 Pattern 1851 Artillery Musician Shell Jacket Navy blue wool Pattern 1851 Artillery Musician shell jacket with the standard red worsted wool piping around the base, collar tab and chevrons of cuffs. Single- breasted with 12-button closure and 2- button functional cuff. Front of jacket has the standard Musician worsted wool red piping rack across the chest. Back of coat has the standard pillows to keep the saber belt around the waist. Collar measures 2.5”. Inside liner is a light green to brown wool marked “U.G.I.” over size “38.” White lined sleeves marked “I” over “SA” on the right arm and faded purple stamp on the left arm. Collar tab marked on the inside “TES.” Overall very good to excellent condition. The red worsted wool taping is very good. There is one small moth hole on the left inside arm near cuff. The right arm, front and back are very good with no noticeable mothing or tears. Inside liner is very good condition. A very good and rare example of a Pattern 1851 Artillery Musician shell jacket. $2,500 - $4,000

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209 Civil War Infantry Captain’s Frock Coat and Faded Crimson Silk Sash Dark blue Milton wool uniform with double-border bullion shoulder straps with light blue velvet fields in excellent condition. Width at elbow is 8.5”. Infantry officer’s buttons backmarked, “Horstsmann Bros. & Co. Phil,” attached with original thread. Interior lining of green cotton satinette in the skirts with 1.5” quilted stitching. Sleeve lining of soiled neutral cotton fabric. This coat has seen very little wear and is in excellent condition. Silk sash has faded to a purple colored hue and and measures 96” with 7.5” tassels. $3,000 - $5,000 MAY 3-4, 2017 CINCINNATI, OHIO

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210 Civil War Infantry 1st Lieutenant’s Dark Blue Milton Wool Frock Coat with Crimson Silk Sash Beautiful triple-border bullion shoulder straps with medium blue velvet fields in excellent condition. Elbow width is 9”. Infantry officer buttons stamped “Extra Quality” and are matching through-out and attached with original thread. Green cotton satinette lines. The body and skirts with quilting inside the breasts (ca 1” between the stitches). Soiled natural cotton sleeve lining. Some button holes show period wear; functional cuffs on sleeves. Crimson silk sash measures 108” with 8” tassels - overall 116”. This is an extra fine example with stupendous shoulder straps. Excellent. $2,500 - $5,000

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211 Civil War Infantry Colonel’s Frock Coat and Crimson Sash Single-border bullion shoulder straps with medium blue wool fields and attractive bullion eagle at the center. Width of sleeve at elbow is 9”. Infantry officer’s buttons attached with original thread and imprinted on reverse “Waterbury Button Co, Waterbury, Conn.” Interior lining of green cotton satinette with moderate stitched quilting inside breast. Soiled off-white cotton sleeve lining, which shows evidence of extensive wear (w/o any damage). Velvet collar lining has faded to a chocolate-brown color. Overall the condition is very good for a jacket that “was there.” Crimson silk sash in solid “as worn” condition and measures 108” with 8.5” tassels - overall length 116.5”. Uniform has one light stain but is void of any holes. $3,500 - $6,000

212 Civil War Infantry Major’s Frock Coat and Crimson Silk Sash Dark blue Milton wool body with triple-border bullion shoulder straps with worn dark blue velvet and a few spots of unraveled bullion to the borders. Width at the elbow is 9”. Infantry officer buttons made by, “D.Evans & Co. Attleboro, Mass.” Some buttons are still attached with original thread. Interior lining of width stitched green wool satinette with tighter quilting and two interior breast pockets lined with brown cotton twill. Soiled and worn off-white cotton sleeve lining is separated at both armpits. Additional features are a watch pocket on right breast and early collection inventory number stitched to skirt lining. Crimson silk sash measures 114” with 9.5” tassels that are in excellent condition. This frock coat shows honest wear with a few interior lining repairs. $3,000 - $5,000 BID LIVE ONLINE AT BIDSQUARE.COM


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214 Leather Saddle Bags by L. D. Stone San Francisco Outside of pocket near the built-in holster is stamped L.D. Stone & Co. San Francisco and stamped 3X. Opposite side pocket is marked L. D. Stone Co. San Francisco. Outer regions of both bags with tooled pattern and machine stitched extensively rendered throughout the bag. The two bags are secured together by the original lace string. Excellent. $1,000 - $1,500

213 Civil War Infantry Captain’s Frock Coat with Crimson Silk Sash Dark blue Milton wool with double-border bullion shoulder straps with light blue velvet fields in excellent condition. Width at elbows is 10” with functional cuffs. Infantry officer’s buttons made by “Scovill Mfg Co Waterbury” match throughout. Interior lining of green cotton satinette with elaborately stitched breast quilting and soiled cotton sleeve lining. Black velvet collar liner with hook and eye at collar base. Crimson sash is 108” with 8” tassels in excellent shape. Overall fine condition with evidence of wartime usage. Moth nip at the back of the neck. $2,500 - $5,000

215 Lot of Seven Civil War Hat Insignia’s One blue and gold embroidered 1860 USMC hat insignia; one gold and blue Engineers insignia; five different sizes of US with gold wreaths. Very good. $500 - $1,000

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216 Frankford Arsenal Stadia 5.25” x 1.5” engraved Sterling Silver. At the top engraved U.S. Stadia, the bottom engraved Frankford Arsenal. Also marked Infantry 70.86. On the reverse is Cavalry 92.43 in. Has the watch fob and the long string with a tiny silver ball that was used to hold it in your mouth. These were known as the “Company prize 1858.” A total of 340 brass and silver stadias were made from 1858-1880. 88.0 grams of silver. Excellent. $3,000 - $5,000

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Exceptionally Rare and Historically Significant Confederate Rains Barrel Torpedo 217 Exceptionally Rare and Historically Significant Confederate Rains Barrel Torpedo 45” in overall length, 40” in diameter at widest point. Main body of barrel 17” in length with two tapered, pointed ends, each roughly 14” in length. Tar-covered body secured by six riveted iron straps, with two 1.8” iron bails at the ends to secure the chains for the mushroom anchor to hold the torpedo in place. Two fuse mounts are present along the center line of the torpedo body, measuring 4.5” x 5” with threaded receptacles to accept Rains sensitive primer fuses. Turned brass fuses are 4.5” in overall length, 1.44” in diameter with a 1.5” long 10tpi threaded base and 3” body exposed from the mount. Torpedo includes a modern 50” tall display stand made of iron chain, which mimics the method by which the torpedo was submerged and anchored when in use. Two pieces of loose chain at the ends of the display mount can be attached to the bails of the torpedo to complete the look. The stand has a 21” diameter chain base. The Rains Barrel Torpedo, which today would be referred to as a “mine,” was the invention of James Gabriel Rains, who served as Chief of the Confederate Torpedo Service. Rains developed several explosive devices for use by the Confederacy during the Civil War including “torpedoes” and “subterranean shells” (mines) for use both on land and in the water, as well as hand grenades. Rains was a North Carolina native who attended the US Military Academy at West Point, graduating 13th in his class of 1827. Rains was a career military man, who rose from the rank of Brevet 2nd Lieutenant to Lieutenant Colonel during his 30+ year career in the United States Army. Rains saw service with the 7th US Infantry initially, rising slowly through the ranks to Captain, which he attained in 1837. In 1851, he achieved the rank of Major and was transferred to the 4th US Infantry, and was eventually promoted to Lieutenant Colonel of the 5th US Infantry in 1860. He received the brevet rank of Major for gallantry in 1840 while fighting the Seminoles near Fort King, FL. In addition to fighting during the Seminole Wars Rains fought in the Mexican American War, and although he was on the brink of being elevated to the level of regimental or even brigade command at the outset of the Civil War, he resigned his commission in the US Army on July 31, 1861 in response to the secession of his native state of North Carolina. In the fall of 1861 Rains was commissioned into the Confederate Army with the rank of Colonel of Infantry and was almost immediately promoted to the rank of Brigadier General. Rains’ experience with the use of torpedoes in the field of combat began during the Peninsular Campaign, when he used artillery shells as ersatz land mines in the defenses around Yorktown. The success of these devices greatly impressed Rains’ commanding officer General McGruder, who on April 8, 1862, just days after the initial contact of the campaign, penned a letter to Richmond recommending that Rains be promoted to Major General which read in part: “Considering the circumstances under which Brigadier General Rains is placed, the importance of his position and the great services that he has rendered, I recommend that he be appointed Major General.” While this promotion never materialized, it was probably the catalyst that brought Rains and his explosive experiments to the forefront of the general staff in Richmond and likely was the catapult that launched him into service with the Torpedo Bureau that was established soon thereafter, in October of 1862. This new position allowed Rains to explore the development and production of more refined devices for use on both land in the water. The use of torpedoes to protect southern ports and waterways was an ingenious method of maximizing destruction to the enemy while minimizing the forces needed to defend a specific area. As manpower was always a severely limiting factor for the Confederacy, the ability to use autonomous destructive devices that required no personnel to man or operate was a real boon. The first major success of Rains’ Torpedo Bureau was the sinking of the USS Cairo in the Yazoo River on December 12, 1862, making the Cairo the first ship to be sunk by a water borne mine during the Civil War. Rains would later comment during post-war reminiscence that while iron clad ships might be protected from the shells of other ships and shore batteries, there was no protection that their armor provided against mines. His opinion was bolstered by a post-Civil War US naval report that noted that US naval losses to torpedoes were greater than by all other causes combined, and further noted that “the torpedo service of the Confederacy probably contributed more to its defense by far than all the vessels of the Confederate Navy.” While Rains’ devices were relatively effective, they did have flaws. Initial designs that were simply repurposed barrels or kegs did not ride well in the water, resulting in the adoption of pointed ends to improve their stability. Effective anchor systems had to be developed to make sure the torpedoes remained where they were supposed to be and were not moved about by the current. There were also constant issues with the 90

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Exceptionally Rare and Historically Significant Confederate Rains Barrel Torpedo torpedoes being rendered inert due to long term submersion in the water. The fuses were prone to corrosion, rendering them inert and a poorly sealed torpedo, filled with wet gunpowder would not explode. It was these factors that allowed Admiral David Farragut the ability to shout the famous words “Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!” during his assault on Mobile Bay and live to bask in the glory of his utterance. Had the numerous Rains torpedoes that were deployed in the defense of the bay not been rendered inert from long exposure to the water and the corrosive effects of the salt, many (if not most) of Farragut’s fleet might well have been sunk. As it was, only the monitor Tecumseh was sunk by a Rains torpedo, although many commanders reported hearing their ships strike the numerous submerged torpedoes as they moved into the harbor. Today, an original Rains Barrel Torpedo is among the rarest of all Confederate Ordnance and Naval related artifacts, with only three original examples extant. This example remains in wonderfully well preserved condition and has much of the tarred finish remaining on the exterior of the barrel, which has been further preserved with a layer of black paint that has prevented any degradation to the remaining tar or the torpedo itself. The iron bands all remain

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tightly secured to the body of the torpedo and in the areas where the paint and tar have worn or thinned, the heavily oxidized condition of the iron from the time the mine spent in the water is clearly obvious. The wood shows some minor shrinking and some gaps have opened between the main barrel of the body and the cone shaped ends. Two Rains sensitive pressure fuse bodies are present in the mounts on the barrel, and have probably been added at some point in time. They are most likely museum grade replicas that have the appearance of the original fuses. One fuse is frozen in its mount while the other is removable. The fuses show the corrosion and discoloration appropriate to brass that was exposed to the corrosive effects of salt air for some time, but not with long term immersion. One fuse retains its leather washer to help seal the exposed body of the fuse against the mount. Neither fuse retains its brass, screw-off protective cap, and both of the lead pressure caps show dings and dents. Overall a truly fine condition example of an extraordinary piece of Confederate history that would be the penultimate centerpiece to the most advanced collection of Confederate Naval or Ordnance artifacts. $50,000 - $75,000

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218 Model 1889 Springfield Trapdoor RRB .45-70, 32.625” round barrel, ramrod bayonet configuration, S/N 508723. Blued finish, walnut stock retained by two rounded bands. Lock marked with eagle and US / SPRINGFIELD forward of the hammer, breechblock marked US / MODEL / 1884. Clear SWP / 1890 cartouche opposite lock, weak inspection behind triggerguard. Buffington adjustable rear sight, pinned blade front sight. Very good, retaining some original blue and the balance a lightly oxidized plum brown patina with some scattered light pinpricking. Lock with traces of finish and a mostly oxidized gray-brown patina. Lock mechanically functional, breechblock opens correctly and locks securely. Very good bore is mostly bright with good rifling and lightly scattered pitting. Stock very good to fine, with clear cartouche and showing minor bumps and dings from handling and use. $800 - $1,200

219 Model 1873 Springfield Trapdoor Cavalry Carbine .45 caliber, 22” round barrel with no proofs, S/N 39652. Square shoulder properly marked breechblock with crossed eagle arrows and dated 1873 with U.S. under the crossed arrows; lockplate dated 1873. Correct carbine rear barrel sight with slotless crews, a proper front band with stacking swivel, smooth trigger, the square shoulder trigger guard, correct long wrist short comb stock. All metal has a nice even brown patina. Stock has been cleaned long ago, Remnants of a firing proof behind the trigger guard. No visible cartouche. Bore is poor. Mechanically sound. $1,500 - $2,500

220 Indian Used Halfstock Percussion Rifle by J.Henry U.S. Marked .520 smooth bore diameter, 30.25” barrel length, no S/N. Top of the barrel marked “J. Henry.” The lock is marked “A.W. Spies” with a floral pattern engraving. Behind the trigger guard has US markings. Brass finial patch box with brass butt plate, trigger guard, fore-end cap and ramrod pipes. Brown barrel and maple stock. The stock has Indian tack design around the wrist and a cross on the left side of the butt stock. Rear Buckhorn sight and front German silver blade sight. The barrel near the tang has some pitting but mostly a plum patina throughout. The brass furniture have a mustard patina. The stock is good with minor nicks and dings. Bore is good with some pitting. Mechanically good. $2,500 - $4,000

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221 NWMP Winchester Model 1876 SRC .45-75, 22” round barrel, S/N 34432. Manufactured in 1883. Blued finish, walnut stock and foreend, saddle ring. Obverse buttstock marked with correct NWMP banner cartouche and lower stock behind trigger guard marked L.O.F. 138. Correct “Spanish Meter” rear sight. Barrel marked with usual 2-line Winchester address and patent information forward of the rear sight and CAL 45-75 near receiver. Tang marked MODEL 1876, and lifter marked .45-75. The Northwest Mounted Police purchased 1,261 of the Model 1876 SRCs in three serial number ranges, and this example falls into the final group of guns acquired in the 43900 to 44400 range. The gun is completely correct in configuration with all expected 3rd model features, including the late pattern dust cover and machined on the top of the receiver. The “L.O.F.” mark refers to the “Legion of Frontiersmen” a volunteer paramilitary organization organized circa 1904/1905 of former British military men who desired to provide service to the empire by being vigilant against potential invasion, and to operate as “field intelligence”

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units. Many of the first Canadian volunteers to fight in the First World War were L.O.F. members, who suffered devastating casualties during the early days of the war in Belgium. The L.O.F. was officially associated with the RCMP for a period of time between WWI and WWII, and several examples of NWMP marked M-1876 SRCs are known that bear this additional mark behind the trigger guard. Very good overall, retaining strong traces of original blue on the reverse of the receiver, with the balance of the gun a medium gray patina with scattered light surface oxidation and discoloration. All markings remain crisp and clear. Metal sharp with some bumps and dings, buttstock and fore-end with similar wear. Mechanically fine, bore is dark and dirty with strong rifling and moderate scattered pitting. Northwest Mounted Police saddle ring carbines typically show extremely heavy wear and use, particularly those that saw later Legion of Frontiersman service. This example is particularly crisp and a very nice example of a scarce and very desirable Model 1876 SRC variant. $5,000 - $7,000

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222 Colt Model 1873 SA Revolver .44-40 caliber, 7.5” barrel, S/N 52487. Three-line patent date on the left side of the frame, caliber markings on the left side and front portion of trigger guard. Single line barrel address with an acid etched panel on the left side of the barrel. Single-piece walnut grips. Entire revolver has a nice even match of a patina brown. Grips with some of the original varnish and some nicks and dings. Screw heads a little dinged. Overall a nice dark patina. $3,000 - $4,500

223 **Colt Model 1873 SA Revolver .44-40 caliber, 7.5” barrel length, S/N 308597. Top of the barrel marked in single-line Colt Hartford address. Left side of the barrel marked “Colt Frontier Six Shooter .44-40.” Left side of the frame marked in 2 lines with patent dates next to rampant Colt logo. Six-shot fluted cylinder. Blue finish on the barrel, ejector, cylinder and trigger. Case color frame with black checkered hard rubber grips. Grips have rampant Colt logo at the top of each side. Retains most of the blue finish on the barrel and ejector with some areas of wear near the muzzle and frame The cylinder shows considerable wear to the edges and cylinder drag. Areas of blue in the flutes are protected. The frame retains most of the case color but dulling. The grips are excellent. Bore is very good and mechanically very good. $4,000 - $6,000

224 Colt Model 1873 SA Revolver .45 caliber, 5.5” barrel length, S/N 116633 (visible numbers match). Top of the barrel marked in single-line with Colt Hartford address. Left side of the frame marked in three lines with patent dates next to “US.” Bottom of the grips marked “R.A.C.” Top of the backstrap marked in large numbers “26.” Blue finish on the barrel, ejector, trigger, back strap, trigger guard and six-shot fluted cylinder. Case color frame and hammer with walnut grips. The barrel and ejector retain most of the blue finish with some wear near the muzzle. The cylinder retains most of the blue with cylinder drag and wear to the edges. The backstrap and trigger guard retain most of the blue finish with some areas of light thinning. The frame and hammer retain some of the case color blending to a patina. The grips are very good with minor scratches and nice open grain. Very sharp R.A.C. cartouche on the bottom of the grips. Bore is excellent and mechanically excellent. $5,000 - $7,500

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Bowie Knives

225 Rio Grande Camp Knife by Wm. Jackson 10” spear point blade, 1.5” wide,. Marked on the to edge Rio Grande Camp Knife. Marked near the guard Wm Jackson & Co Sheaf Island Works Sheffield. Stag handle, leather sheath with silver throat. Blade has been lightly polished to bright. Some areas of fine pitting. Scabbard is missing the tip. Overall very good. $3,000 - $5,000

226 Joseph Rodgers and Sons Bowie Knife and Sheath 10” blade, 15” overall length. Left side of blade stamped Joseph Rodgers & Sons Cutlers to Their Majesties No. 6 Norfolk Street Sheffield plus a star and a Maltese cross. Tang of the knife extends completely through the handle. A plate of horn has been attached by rivets to both sides sides of the tang to form the handle. Handle has raise carved foliate patterns on both sides. Leather sheath is in good condition and has German silver throat and drag. Left side of handle with two .5” cracks and one .75” crack. Otherwise very good. $1,000 - $1,500

227 Fitzpatrick Dagger with Silver and Leather Sheath 5.75” raised ridge blade. 9.75 overall length. Custom-made metal guard is attached to the handle. Ebony handle features four panels with fine checkering complete with silver pommel and band. Sheath with fine silver mounts and neatly fitted with leather inside the silver boarders. Silver mounts on scabbard with detailed delineated designs. Excellent. $1,000 - $1,500

228 Cutlery Handled Bowie Knife and Sheath 8.25” blade etched Self Protector. Stamped Manufactured by W & S Butcher Sheffield. German silver hollow cutlery handle with German silver guard. Overall length 13”. Complete with original leather sheath with German silver tip. Blade is noticeably pitted on both sides. Leather sheath with numerous scuffs. Etched panel on blade is very visible. Good. $2,000 - $3,000

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229 Buffalo Hunter Skinning Set, Lot of Five One knife is stamped I Wilson Sycamore St. Sheffield England. All brass tacks are present and strap is in very good condition. $1,000 - $1,500

231 Buffalo Hunter Skinning Set Lot of Three Three unmarked knives housed in leather bag with fringe. Brass wires used to aide in the construction of the bag. Ca 80% of fringework is present. Good. $800 - $1,200

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230 Buffalo Hunter Skinning Set, Lot of Four Buffalo hunter skinning set of 4 knives in leather covered wood pouch with tacks. First knife has a 6.75” blade length and overall length of 11.25” with hickory handle. Second knife has a blade length of 5.75” and overall length of 10.75” with hickory handle. Left side of the blade marked “Vanator Tool Wks” over markings not legible. Third knife has a blade length of 5.75” and overall length of 10.25” with hickory handle. Left side of the blade marked “Wilson.” The fourth knife has a blade length of 6” and overall length of 10.75” with hickory handle. The left side of the blade is marked “Worth & Sons” over “Cutlers Sheffield” over “Eng.” The blades are in good condition consistent with the service they provided. They are pitted and stained. All the handles are good with nicks and dings. The leather has some cracking and punctured holes. $1,000 - $1,500

232 Original Rifleman’s Hunting Bag, Horn and Sheath Knife 11.5” horn with a turned spout and carved wood base. Leather pouch with the powder measure and patch knife. The hunting bag is an original and in very good condition. The horn maybe a contemporary. Overall in very good condition. $1,000 - $1,500

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233 Ropes Pattern Flap Holster For a 45 caliber Single Action Army revolver. Black leather with cartridge loops. Condition is excellent with minimal crazing. Complete and very good condition. $1,500 - $2,500

234 US Pattern 1881 US Holster, Cartridge Box , Sword Hanger, Belt and Buckle, Lot of Five Assembled cavalry belt rig including modified Hagner cartridge box to hold twenty-four .50 cartridges, a Lanz Owens marked Pattern 1881 holster, sword belt and plate and sliding hanger straps. Good overall with crazing to the leather. Holster about fine and very well marked. Hagner box, hangers and box about good. A nice, representative example of late Indian War era accoutrements for display. $1,000 - $1,500

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235 Indian Wars Infantry Shako Black felt wool body, brass interlocking rings above the visor, two infantry buttons, leather chinstrap. Edge of visor lined in brass trim. Rear bottom region of the helmet lined in black patent leather strap. Interior of helmet complete with brown leather sweatband. Red plume on top of hat affixed to brass plume holder. Excellent. $2,500 - $5,000

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236 U.S. Army Model 1881 Indian Dress Scout Helmet With leather chin strap, crossed arrows side buttons and 18� blonde and red horsehair plume. Brass fittings include eagle plate with crossed sabers and applied nickel crossed arrows. Black felt body with patent leather binding and band. Red and white wool helmet and chest cords are included. Visor lined in green-tan leather, brass plume inside top of helmet marked Raymond & Whitlock. Felt headliner and leather sweatband in very good condition. Sweatband marked 1899 and dated Horstmann contract stamp. Size 7 1/8 is also marked. Helmet is in very good condition. $1,000 - $1,500

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Late Indian Wars — Maps & Art 237 Custer’s Battle-Field, Map by Becker Becker, Sergeant Charles, “Surveyed and drawn under the personal supervision of Lieut. Edward Maguire, Corps of Engineers U.S. A.” 1877. 16 x 17.75 in. Not bound, but folded as if to be inserted in a publication. On orders of the War Department, 1873, topographic engineers accompanied all reconnaissance missions, including that of George Armstrong Custer. Maguire was with Terry’s column, but after Gibbon and Terry separated, he went with Gibbon. This map was compiled just two days after the battle, so Becker was able to note the locations of the officers where they fell, and include this information on the map, all while other troops were burying the dead. The map was included in Maguire’s annual report. A small water stain along lower edge. Very minor separations along lower folds. At present framed and glazed. Not removed from frame for examination. $500 - $1,000

238 Little Big Horn Battlefield Map by Russel White Bear Manuscript map, 17.75 x 21.75 in. (sight). In black and brown (iron gall) inks, trees colored green. Hills and mountains noted by hachures, trees, tipis, horses, soldiers (US and Indians) drawn with figures. Lower right “Compiled and Drawn by Russell White Bear.” Compass arrow upper center. In addition to images, there are notes upper right and lower center. “Birdseye view of the Little Big Horn country and a portion of Davies creek (a tributary of the Rosebud) showing where Custer and his men traversed and made their stand: June 25, 1876. / the entire Indian encampment contained about two (2,000) thousand tepees and lodges. / There were about 6000 warriors; the entire village numbered about 17,000.” White Bear also notes Reno’s skirmish line and his first and second trails, as well as where the Sioux routed Reno’s command. He notes the location of Benteen’s troops and the pack train. All in addition, of course, to Custer’s location and where he was when he realized that his troops had been discovered. Upper right is an enlargement of the area where Custer fought. Accompanying the map are copies of communications between consignor and the daughter of Russell White Bear, Bernice Hernandez. Mrs. Hernandez relates that her father sold the maps at the Custer Battlefield, and that she was the current (in 1976) copyright holder. She goes on to say that her father was born on the Crow Reservation about 1882 and was well-educated (at Carlisle). White Bear served as secretary of the Crow council for a time. Framed and glazed. Not removed from frame for examination. A few edge tears barely visible along the edge of the mat. Light overall toning. $2,000 - $3,000

239 Watercolor Painting of G.A. Custer Reedstrom, Ernest Lisle. Painting of George A. Custer, in buckskin jacket holding his .50-70 Springfield sporting rifle. 9.75 x 15.25 in. (sight) From the John A. Popovich Estate. Framed and glazed. Not removed for examination. Appears to be very good. $1,500 - $3,000

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240 Colt Single Action Spanish-American War Revolver .45 caliber, 5.5” barrel length, S/N 119242. Top of the barrel marked with single-line Colt Hartford address. Left side of the frame marked in 2 lines with patent dates next to “US.” Six-shot fluted cylinder. Blue finish on the barrel, ejector and cylinder. Case color frame with walnut grips. Retains little finish on the barrel, ejector and cylinder. Mostly a gray to dark patina. The frame is a gray to plum patina. Grips have hand carved checker pattern. Grips do show age with nicks and dings. Bore does have some pitting. Mechanically good. $1,500 - $2,000

241 M1883 Reichsrevolver 10.55mm, 4.5” octagonal-to-round barrel, S/N 9406 S. Blued finish, walnut grips. Single-action Imperial German military revolver manufactured by the Suhl consortium of V.C. Schilling and C.G. Haenel, marked V.C.S. * C.G.H. over SUHL in an oval on the lower left side of the frame. Matching numbers throughout. Center of grips checkered with diamond pattern. Backstrap with WWI unit mark I. M. XII . 2. 4. probably indicating an infantry munitions column. Very good to near fine. Retains most of the blued finish which is dulling and fading and shows some high edge wear. Matching numbers throughout, with small parts simply numbered “6” (last digit of the serial number), with the exception of the cylinder arbor pin spring and screw, that appear to be replacements. Mechanically excellent with a very good, bright bore. Grips very good with added checkering in the center. $1,000 - $1,500

242 **U.S. Remington 1911 A1 in a Contemporary Reproduction Box .45 caliber, 5” barrel length, S/N 1383408. Left side of the slide action marked “Remington Rand Inc” over “Syracuse, NY U.S.A.” Right side of the frame marked “United States Property” next to “M 1911 A1 U.S. Army.” Arsenal logo at the back of the frame. Parkerized finish with original checkered plastic grips. Retains nearly all the parkerized finish with very light wear to the high edges. The grips are excellent. Bore is excellent and mechanically excellent. $1,500 - $2,500

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243 **Colt New Service Revolver Personal Revolver of Colonel Albert Sidney Waldron .45 Colt, 5.5” round barrel, S/N 321932 (circa 1924). Blued finish, checkered walnut grips. Side of barrel marked NEW SERVICE 45 COLT and top of barrel with usual two-line address and patent information: COLT’S PT FA MFG CO HARTFORD CT USA / PAT’D AUG 5, 1884, JUNE 5, 1900, JULY 4 1905. Rampant Colt logo on left side of frame at rear. Bottom of right grip marked: 26 A s. Lanyard loop in butt. Accompanied by a small cloth bound hardback book regarding the life and experiences of Colonel Sydney Dunn Waldon. Colonel Sydney Dunn Waldon was born in London England in 1873 and came to the United States in 1892, soon becoming a naturalized citizen. He worked at a number of US companies during his early years in America from the Cooper Iron Works of Mt. Vernon, OH to Ball Engine Company of Erie, PA, eventually becoming involved with the fledgling automobile industry working for the Foster Auto Company of Rochester, NY, then Packard and finally Cadillac. During his time in Detroit he became fascinated aviation, and in 1916, after the outbreak of WWI,

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he was commissioned a captain in the US Signal Corp. He was subsequently made a charter member of the US Aircraft Production Board and sent to France as assistant chief of the Signal Corps with the rank of Colonel. There he established airfields and oversaw the distribution of equipment and supplies. After the war he served as president of the Detroit Aviation Society and Detroit Automobile Club. He was instrumental in bringing the 1922 International Air Races to Detroit. He served as president of the Detroit Street Railway Commission, and as president of the Detroit Rapid Transit Commission. Waldon spent the final years of his life in Hamilton, OH, and the gun was acquired by the consigning family through marriage. Fine overall, retaining most of the original blued finish, with some scattered loss along the left side of the barrel and some holster wear at the muzzle. Mechanically functional with a fine bore. Checkered Colt medallion grips are fine as well with light handling marks, but are numbered in pencil to a different gun in the 307,XXX range. Received directly from Colonel Waldon by the family of the consignor, where the gun has remained for three generations. $2,500 - $3,500 MAY 3-4, 2017 CINCINNATI, OHIO

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244 U.S. Springfield Model 1892 Krag Rifle, Second Type .30-40 Government caliber, 30” round barrel, S/N 23495. Blued finish, walnut stock. Receiver marked US / 1894 SPRINGFIELD ARMORY 23495. Restoration of an arsenal altered M-1892 to M-1896 standards back to M-1892 Second Type specifications. Flat buttplate without trap door conceals cleaning rod cut in buttstock, crowned muzzle. Second Type front band with hole for cleaning rod, cleaning rod present, hand guard only covers barrel and not receiver. 1896 cocking piece and magazine door, 1892-type extractor and safety. 1895 dated cartouche appears freshened or hand-applied, rather than stamped. Firing proof P appears similarly freshened. Sling swivels, stacking swivel, bayonet lug. Good, retaining some hints and traces of finish, mixed with a mostly mottled plum brown patina. Receiver with more prominent mottling. Mechanically functional, bore with good rifling, but dirty and lightly pitted. Stock with wear and dings, possible light sanding and freshened cartouches. A reasonable representation of a very scarce rifle to fine, made with an original 1894 dated, Model 1892 barreled action. $2,000 - $2,500

245 U.S. Springfield Model 1896 Krag Variant Carbine .30-40 Krag, 22” round barrel, S/N 24432. Blued finish, walnut stock. Receiver marked in one line: 1895 SPRINGFIELD ARMORY 24432. Crisp cartouche at wrist, dated 1895, Circle-P firing proof behind the trigger guard. Checkered buttplate with trapdoor, cut for oiler which is not present. A very early example of the “Variant” Model 1896 carbine, prior to official adoption the following year. Correct “C” marked carbine sight and barrel band, thin wrist and sling bar with ring. Very good, retaining traces of the blued finish with a smooth brown patina on the barrel and furniture. Receiver retains the majority of what appears to be an arsenal refinished blue. Fine bore and mechanics, crisp cartouches. Stock with usual dings, mars and handling marks. $1,200 - $1,800

246 **U.S. Springfield Model 1903 Rifle, NRA Proofed .30-06 caliber, 24” round barrel, S/N 623562. Blued finish, walnut military stock. Barrel dated 3-16, very crisp JFC cartouche at wrist, crisp “Circle P” firing proof behind trigger guard. Serrated trigger, checkered buttplate with trap (with original cleaning kit), single bolt stock. Sling swivels, adjustable rear sight and blade front sight. Flaming bomb and NRA marks on bottom of magazine floorplate. Fine. Retains the majority of the original arsenal blued finish. All markings remain crisp and clear. Mechanically functional, very good bore. Stock with fine with minor handling marks. $2,000 - $3,000

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247 **U.S. Springfield Model 1903 Rifle, NRA Proofed .30-06 caliber, 24” round barrel, S/N 478142. Blued finish, walnut military stock. Barrel dated 7-11, clear JFC cartouche at wrist, crisp Circle P firing proof behind trigger guard. Smooth trigger, checkered buttplate with trap (with original cleaning kit), single bolt stock. Sling swivels, adjustable rear sight and blade front sight. Flaming bomb and NRA marks on bottom of magazine floorplate. Fine. Retains the majority of the original arsenal blued finish. All markings remain crisp and clear. Mechanically functional, very good bore. Stock with fine with minor handling marks. $2,000 - $3,000

248 **1902-1906 Transitional Luger Carbine 7.65 caliber, 11.75” barrel, S/N 24251. Marked on top of the toggle DWM in fancy script. Early commercial proofs. No markings on the safety portion of the frame. Grip safety, checkered walnut grips and forearm, sling swivels on the stock and forearm. Blue finish. All serial numbers match including the stock, except the side plate which is un-numbered. All metal parts still retaining some of the original blue finish. Some of the polished bright parts still retain some of the straw finish. Grips are very good, the stock checkering is a little worn, still has the original horn buttplate. $7,000 - $10,000

249 **U.S. M1 Garand Rifle by International Harvester .30-06 caliber, 24” barrel, S/N 5116929. The following parts have IHC markings: receiver, bolt, op-rod, trigger assembly. The stock with three numbers in the channel. The barrel is marked SA which is correct for this serial range. Walnut stock with correct eagle cartouche in the square box. All metal still retains most of the finish, with a nice uniform look. Stock is excellent with a nice cartouche. Bore is bright and shiny with no pitting. $1,000 - $1,500 SEE DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS, ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS AND CONDITION REPORTS OF ALL LOTS AT COWANS.COM

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250 **Rare Winchester-13 M-1 Garand 30-06 caliber, 24” barrel, S/N 1630839. All correct parts, unmodified operating rod. (Straight cut.) WRA/GHD cartouche and ordnance markings. Very good condition with expected normal light wear. $2,000 - $3,000

251 **Stevens Model 520-30 12 gauge cylinder bore, 20” round barrel with ventilated hand guard and bayonet lug, S/N 50677. Blued finish, walnut stock and fore-end, nickel-plated hand guard. Left side of receiver marked MOD. 520-30 and with U.S. surcharge. Left side of barrel marked with small flaming ordnance bomb inspection and “P” proof. Barrel with three-line Stevens address and patent mark, partially covered by hand guard, and usual two-line proof, gauge and chamber marks. Tang mounted safety. Pistol gripped buttstock replaced, without ordnance marks and grooved hard rubber plate. Sling swivels in toe and below bayonet lug. Nickel-plated, Remington marked, US Model 1917 bayonet included. Good to very good. Barrel and receiver retain most of their blued finish. Incorrect pattern hand guard with bayonet lug is nickel plated. Buttstock is good, but fits poorly at the tang and is somewhat proud of the buttplate. Toe modified and has added sling swivel. Mechanically functional, good bore. A great military barrel and action that are worthy of being restored to their original military configuration with the correct hand guard and buttstock. $1,000 - $1,500

252 **British Enfield No. 5 MKI Bolt Action Jungle Carbine .303 caliber, 21” barrel with flash suppressor, S/N D 4020. Blue finish with walnut stock and forearm. Retaining most of the original blue finish. Stock and forearm is excellent. Bore is very good $400 - $600

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253 **CMP Savage Enfield No.4 MK1 Sniper Rifle .303 British, 25.25” round barrel, S/N 15C6730. Blued finish, wood military stock, added raised cheek piece on butt. Receiver marked No 4 Mk1*, wrist marked with serial number, an “S” and dated 1942. Bolt handle marked S on the underside and with the matching serial number on the back. Enfield telescopic sight in No 92 mount serial numbered D31564, rings numbered 279/279 and 280/280. Scope marked TEL. STG. No 32 Mk3 / OS. 2039A No 18732 with thick post with cross hair reticle. Leather scope covers.Muzzle marked with caliber and proof test information. Sling swivels, OD brass mounted woven sling. A green painted metal scope case is included, which is not numbered to this rifle or scope, but is a wonderful accessory and retains the mounting tool in the lid, as well as the paper instructions in the lid. A leather carrying strap is attached to the case. Very good to fine. Retains some finish with expected wear. Wood lightly sanded with minor handling marks. Mechanically functional, good bore that needs a cleaning. Scope needs to be cleaned as well, optics fairly clear with a few spots that might be cleanable. Scope case is in very good condition. $3,000 - $4,000

254 *Johnson Automatics Model of 1941 .30-06, 22.5” round barrel, S/N 4231. Parkerized finish, pistol gripped walnut stock. Receiver marked in five lines: CAL. 30.-06 SEMI-AUTO / “JOHNSON AUTOMATICS” / MODEL OF 1941 / MADE IN PROVIDENCE R.I. U.S.A. / 4231. Also with 5-line patent information markings. Right rear of receiver marked with CRANSTON / ARMS in an inverted triangle. Rotary magazine, semi-automatic rifle with adjustable rear sight, post front sight, sling swivels, bayonet lug. A correct pattern bayonet (#7104) and leather scabbard accompany the gun, as well as a spare fore-end, a reproduction USMC marked sling and a booklet about Johnson rifles and machine guns. Only about 30,000 Johnson M-1941 rifles were produced and they were used by the US Marine Corp and Dutch government during WWII. This limited production makes this a fairly rare secondary US rifle from that war. Very good. Retains much of the Parkerized finish with scattered spots of surface oxidation. Appears mechanically functional, with a good bore. Stock with numerous handling marks dings and mars. Bayonet and scabbard good, as are other accessories. $3,500 - $5,000

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255 **Arisaka Type 44 Carbine 6.5mm caliber, 20” barrel, S/N 07964, with Japanese ordnance markings. Top of receiver has not been ground with mint chrysanthemum. Blue finish with walnut stock. Also, has the front muzzle cover. Rifle retains most the original arsenal blue finish. The bolt polished in the bright. Stock is excellent with nice red open-grained look. Overall this carbine is in excellent condition and about as good as you can find one. $2,500 - $3,000

256 **Walther P-38 AC-40 with Capture Papers and Holster 9mm caliber, 5” barrel, S/N 8861 b. Marked on the left side of frame P-38 AC over 40. Grooved brown Bakelite grips. Standard leather P-38 holster dated 1944. Two magazines and certificate capture papers named to Sgt. Robert Cleves. Holster also named to Cleves behind the pistol. Stated in the Certificate is the serial number of the P-38 pistol No. 8861B. This pistol retains a lot of the high blue finish, some wear to the high edges and some light pitting along the top edge of the slid. Grips are excellent. Comes with an original certificate. $800 - $1,200

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257 **Consecutive Number Singapore Police Force Webley & Scott Mark IV DA Revolvers, Lot of Two **Consecutive Number Singapore Police Force Webley & Scott Mark IV DA Revolvers, lot of two, each .38 caliber, 5” barrels, S/Ns 68607 and 68608. Both marked on top of frame Webley & Scott LTD Made in England. Both marked Mark IV .38 at the top near the break. The backstraps are marked SPF 5197 and SPF 5198, noting use by the Singapore Police Force. Both with blue finish and checkered hard rubber grips with Webley logo. Both are in excellent condition. $1,500 - $2,500

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258 **British Proofed U.S. 1911 A1 Pistol by Ithaca .45 ACP, 5” round barrel, S/N 1863423. Parkerized finish, plastic grips. Right side of frame marked UNITED STATES PROPERTY / No 1863423 and M 1911A1 U.S. ARMY. Left side of slide ITHACA GUN CO., INC. / ITHACA NY. Left side of frame with FJA and P inspection marks. “P” on top of slide. British proofs on barrel, frame and slide. Single Parkerized magazine marked “G” on the toe plate. In collectors pasteboard box. A very crisp lend-lease US M-1911A1 with nice markings. Very fine, retaining most of the Parkerized finish on the slide and frame and most of the blue on the barrel, showing only some scuffing and minor loss. All markings remain crisp and clear. Mechanically functional, fine bore. Crisp grips with little wear. $1,000 - $1,500

259 WW II Lyle Life-Saving Cannon Base of cannon stand with manufacturer’s name Sculler & Safety Corp 122 Broad Street NYC. 28” cannon with medallion on the base Sculler Safety Corp #1149 122 Broad Street New York. Base measures 26” x 12.5”. [AUCTIONEER’S NOTE: This cannon is extremely heavy and will require special shipping arrangements]. Excellent. $1,000 - $1,500

260 Norden Bombsight S/N 10538, late WWII sight-head component manufactured by Carl L. Norden, Inc. and dated “44.” Blackened textured finish and marked U.S. Army Air Forces, appears to be complete with contractor’s data plate, all dials, gauges, and levels; rubber eye pad is intact, but dry and cracked. Includes the data book with overhaul notations dated “58.” The Norden bombsight was once one of the nation’s most closely guarded secrets. Serial number 13063. Mounted on a wood stand with an electric battery. Excellent overall. A great piece from World War II that was used in the Korean War as well. $2,500 - $3,000

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261 **U.S. Springfield M1 D Sniper Rifle with Scope .30-06, 24” round barrel, S/N 6096195. Parkerized finish, walnut military stock. Throat gauges 1; muzzle gauges about 1.5. Mounted with M84 telescopic sight S/N 8042. Weak circle P proof behind trigger guard and newer, sharp P without circle as well. Leather cheek piece marked MRT / 10-51. Woven OD sling. Fine overall. Retains nearly all of the parkerized finish. Stock crisp. Optics clear with a few flecks that might clean out. Mechanically functional, fine bore. $2,000 - $4,000

262 ***M-4 U.S. Air Force Survival Rifle .22 Hornet, 14” barrel, S/N 1502JW. Blued finish, retractable skeleton stock. Receiver marked in two lines: HARRINGTON & RICHARDSON / WORCESTER, MASS. on the top and RIFLE, SURVIVAL, CAL. 22 (M4 HORNET CARTRIDGE) / U.S. PROPERTY. Lyman 55H receiver mounted tang sight, tall blade front sight. Contained in the original gray painted sliding top metal “frying pan” box, with two magazines, original ammunition and instructions. This is an SBR and must be transferred on a Form 3 or Form 4. About fine overall, retaining most of the original dull blue finish with some minor loss, fading and light storage wear. Mechanically functional, fine bright bore. Accessories about very good with some wear to the paper items and paper cartridge packages. $800 - $1,200

263 **U.S. Springfield M1A with Scope and Bipod 7.62mm, 24” barrel (including the flash hider), S/N 036653. Parkerized finish, smooth pistol gripped walnut stock, synthetic handguard. Optics mounting rail, rubberized Tasco 3-9x40 scope, see-through scope covers; various accessories in factory box. Very good. Retains most of the Parkerized finish, with minor wear and scuffing. Mechanically functional, good bore. Stock with scuffing and minor wear. Scope with clear optics. Accessories good, box worn. $1,000 - $2,000

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264 Fullstock Percussion Rifle by P. Stack .32 caliber, 41” octagonal pinned barrel, top of barrel marked P. Stack. Buckhorn rear barrel sight with German silver front blade. Engraved lockplate marked T. Davidson and Co. Double set trigger, brass furniture. Maple stock. Wooden ramrod. Good overall, barrel with a mostly smooth brown patina, showing moderate pitting around the breech and bolster area. Hammer and lock with pitting. Mechanically functional, fair bore is dark and dirty with visible rifling. Stock about good with a significant crack at the middle ferule, and some wood loss around the lock mortise and barrel pins. $1,000 - $1,500

265 E. Wesson Percussion Target Rifle .41 caliber, 29” octagonal barrel, top of barrel stamped E. Wesson Cast Steel Hartford, CT. Left buttstock with brass oval medallion with engraved running dog. Right buttstock with German silver escutcheon with an engraved stag surrounded by rococo scrollwork. Iron buttplate with light floral engraved highlights. Firearm is further engraved with scrollwork on the tang and the breech area. Double set triggers with iron trigger plate that is missing a screw and is partially detached. Trigger plate has light etching. Firearm is complete with folding rear sight and an inlaid front sight. Brass tipped wood ramrod. Barrel with a pleasant plum color with light oxidation and pitting from honest use. Trigger guard is void of a screw and a 1” brace that was used to secure it. Otherwise very good. $1,500 - $2,500

266 Percussion Fullstock Rifle .45 caliber, 40” octagonal barrel, notched rear barrel sight, blade front sight. Lockplate marked H. Leman Lancaster. Brass furniture with silver inlays. Maple stock. Barrel with nice patina, pitting on the barrel and around the percussion drum. Lock with nice dark patina. Stock with nice untouched patina. $1,500 - $2,500

267 Percussion Half-Stock Rifle by Craig Musgrave, Pittsburgh .36 caliber, 39” octagonal barrel with 5.5” repaired tang, half-stocked with bottom rib, double keyed. German silver mountings including oval patchbox, pewter fore-end. Top flat of barrel marked CRAIG MUSGRAVE PITTSBURGH. Back action percussion lock marked WHITMORE WOLFF / DUFF & CO / PITTSBURGH. Double set triggers, Buckhorn rear sight, German silver blade front sight. Whitmore, Wolff, Duff & Company were lock makers in Pittsburgh, operating circa 1858-1872. Craig Musgrave Good to very good. Barrel with a lightly oxidized brown patina. Some lightly scattered pitting, more moderate at the breech. Moderately pitted bore with visible rifling. Lock and set triggers need adjustment to function correctly. Stock with scattered nicks and dings and a minor crack at the lock mounting screw. $1,000 - $1,500 SEE DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS, ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS AND CONDITION REPORTS OF ALL LOTS AT COWANS.COM

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268 Fullstock Percussion Rifle by W.H.H. .38 caliber, 44” octagonal barrel. Browned finish, walnut stock with raised cheek piece, brass furniture. Back action percussion lock with simple engraving marked WHH within a decorative border, same marking present on top flat of barrel. Double set triggers, Buckhorn rear sight, dovetail front sight is missing. Wooden ram rod. Good to very good. Barrel with smooth brown patina over traces of old finish. Some lightly scattered pitting. Moderately pitted bore with good rifling. Lock functional, but set triggers appear to need adjustment. Stock with scattered nicks and dings and a couple of minor cracks in fore-end near nose cap. 2” diagonal chip out of stock forward of bolster. $1,000 - $1,500

269 Fullstock Percussion Rifle .660 bore diameter, 31.5” heavy octagonal barrel length, no S/N. No visible marking on the barrel. The lock has faint markings only visible is “Philadelphia.” Engraved lock and hammer. Brass furniture and maple stock. Brown barrel with front blade sight and rear Buckhorn sight. The brass furniture has a nice mustard patina. The barrel retains some of the finish blending mostly to a patina mixing with light salt and pepper pitting. The maple stock is very good with minor nicks and dings. Bore is good with pitting throughout. Mechanically good. $1,000 - $1,500

270 Percussion Half Stock Rifle by T.J. Albright St Louis .490 smooth bore diameter, 35.25” octagonal barrel length, no S/N. Top of barrel marked “T.J. Albright” over “St. Louis.” Lock is marked “T.J. Albright” over “St. Louis.” Walnut stock with pewter fore-end cap and iron furniture. Left side of the butt stock has cheek piece. Brown barrel with front blade sight and rear Buckhorn sight. The iron furniture has a consistent plum patina. The barrel retains some of the finish but mostly blending to a plum patina. The stock shows age with nicks and dings. There is a crack on the left side of the stock running backwards for about 1” from the lock screw. The bore has pitting throughout. Mechanically good. $1,500 - $3,000

271 Fullstock Percussion Rifle .36 caliber, 39” octagonal barrel, unsigned barrel, engraved forward action percussion lock, double set triggers, notched rear barrel sight, blade front sight. Brass furniture with a four-piece engraved patchbox. A finely striped maple stock. Barrel nd lock with a nice brown patina that evenly matches. Stock with nice untouched dark patina. Brass may have been cleaned and begun to re-patinate. Overall very condition. $1,000 - $1,500 110

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272 Percussion Schuetzen Rifle by Morgenroth .40 caliber (10.25mm), 33.5” wedge-retained octagonal barrel. Browned finish, beech stock with checkered wrist and metal pin decorations, raised cheek piece and Schuetzen buttplate, engraved iron mountings. Percussion lock marked in gold: W.A.E. SEYDLITZ / BRAUNSCHWEIG in a two-line arc behind the hammer. Lock with relief carved game scenes. Top barrel flat marked: MORGENROTH IN GERNRODE. Engraved breech and tang with gold highlights and gold shield on tang. Embossed iron oval patchbox. Complex pistol gripped triggerguard, double set triggers, mount for tang sight (sight missing), barrel mounted adjustable sight, windage adjustable front blade sight. Sling swivel in toe, missing upper swivel in stock. F. Morgenroth worked in Gernrode, Anhalt (Saxony) circa 1840-1850. Der Neue Stöckel, Vol. II, page 830.) Very good overall. Metal with a smooth brown patina with some scattered pinpricking and surface oxidation. Mechanically functional with good bore that is dirty, oxidized and appears lightly pitted. Stock very good with nicks and dings and sliver missing from the fore-end at the nosecap on the obverse. $1,000 - $2,000

273 Marston Percussion Sporting Rifle .40 caliber, 32” octagonal barrel, patent breech. Notched rear sight with blade front sight. Back-action percussion lock marked Marston. Double-wedged stock. Walnut stock with pewter tip and cheek piece. German silver furniture. Barrel and lock with nice even dark patina. Stock has a dark look. Furniture may be later replacements. $1,000 - $2,000

274 Percussion Fullstock Kentucky Rifle .38 caliber, 45.25” pinned octagonal barrel, .40” across the flats. 6.375” long tang, running the length of the wrist and terminating at the base of the comb. Browned finish, striped maple stock with raised carved cheek rest, German silver mountings. Flat, rounded percussion lock marked “LR,” and so marked on the barrel, behind the rear sight. Barrel marked “PB” forward of the sight, with decorative line patterns between the two sets of initials. Double set triggers, Buckhorn rear and dovetailed blade front sights. German silver mounts include lightly engraved round patch box, pistol gripped trigger guard, butt and toe plates, side plate, nose cap, pin escutcheons, plate between trigger guard and entry pipe, two additional thimbles and numerous small decorative stock adornments. Decorations include two hearts and a 6-pointed star on the cheek rest, a deer with the initials “LR” on the reverse butt, as well as a fish and a crescent moon on the obverse. Most of the mounts are simply engraved with lines and folksy motifs. The long iron tang and styling of the rifle suggest mid-19th century production in eastern Tennessee or possibly western North Carolina. Very good. Barrel with an oxidized brown patina with traces of the original finish present, as well as some scattered pinpricking. Good bore with pitting and strong rifling. Mechanically functional, although lock has no half cock and may not have ever had one. Stock good to very good with some expertly repaired cracks along the fore-end and some added finish. Otherwise with usual scattered bumps and dings. $1,500 - $2,000 SEE DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS, ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS AND CONDITION REPORTS OF ALL LOTS AT COWANS.COM

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275 Percussion Plains Rifle by Wm. Soper .460 bore diameter, 32.75” octagonal barrel length, no S/N. Top of the barrel marked “W.H. Soper” over “354” over “London C.W.” Gold inlaid band on the barrel surrounded by floral engraving on the barrel and tang. Lock is marked “J. Tarratt & Sons” with floral engraving and 2 game birds. Hammer has floral engraving. Trigger guard has a floral engraving to an engraved finial. German silver two-piece round patch box, fox inlay on left side of stock on cheek piece, escutcheon, and oval plaque. Pewter foreend cap. Walnut stock with checkered wrist. Iron butt plate and trigger guard. Brown barrel with rear Buckhorn sight and front hood sight. Patent breech. The barrel retains the brown finish but mostly blending to a nice chocolate patina. The iron butt plate and trigger guard have a gray to plum patina. The stock is in good condition with nicks and dings. Bore is good. Mechanically very good. $3,000 - $5,000

276 Early Tennessee Percussion Rifle .32 caliber, 40.25” octagonal pinned barrel with 12” iron tang, secured by 4” screws, running the length of the wrist and terminating at the iron buttplate. Barrel has a 1.25” long silver inlay that is unsigned. 6.75” iron banana patchbox, iron mountings include pistol gripped trigger guard, single screw, flat side plate, butt and toe plates, stock escutcheons, nosecap and ramrod pipes. Unmarked percussion lock, double set triggers, drum bolster, Buckhorn rear and blade front sights. Wood ramrod. An attractive and classic example of an east Tennessee iron mounted rifle with the desirable long tang and banana patchbox that those makers were known for. Good overall. Barrel and lock with dark, heavily oxidized patina, and some surface corrosion and pitting. Lock functional, but well worn and needs some attention. Bore dirty and corroded with good rifling. Stock about good with major wood loss above lock, behind bolster, as well as some minor loss behind the lock. A 4” crack extends from the lock mortise into the fore-end. Wood loss at barrel pin holes, some void of pins and some pins appearing to have been moved. Fore-end restored from middle pipe to muzzle. $4,000 - $6,000

277 Winchester Model 1892 Rifle .25-20, 24” octagonal barrel with full length magazine, S/N 161480 (1898 production). Blued finish, case hardened hammer and lever, walnut buttstock with crescent buttplate and plain fore-end. Top of barrel marked in two lines: MANUFACTURED BY THE / WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN, CONN. U.S.A. Caliber mark on top of barrel near receiver. Tang marked in three lines: MODEL 1892 / - WINCHESTER - / APT. OCT. 1884. Buckhorn rear and dovetailed blade front sight. Very fine as refinished. Retaining nearly all of the applied finish on the barrel and receiver with sharp edges and crisp markings. Lever and hammer with most of their re-applied case coloring. Mechanically functional, very good bore, with crisp rifling and some pitting in the grooves. Stock very good as refinished. $800 - $1,200 112

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278 **Winchester Model 61 Rifle .22RF S/L/LR, 24” round barrel, S/N 255637 (1957 production). Blued finish, pistol gripped smooth walnut stock with grooved fore-end, checkered hard rubber buttplate. Standard Winchester barrel markings. Lyman Alaskan telescopic sight. Standard factory sights present as well. A fine pump action .22 with a great vintage scope that would be a joy to shoot. Fine to excellent. Retains most of the blued finish with some light wear and thinning. Mechanically excellent, fine bright bore. Scope with clear optics. $1,000 - $1,500

279 **Winchester Model 61 .22 S/L/LR, 24” round barrel, S/N 187633 (ca 1950). Blued finish, pistol-gripped walnut stock with checkered metal buttplate and grooved fore-end. Standard Winchester barrel markings. Buckhorn rear sight; dovetailed front sight. Very fine, showing little, if any, use. Retains nearly all of the original finish. Mechanically functional with fine bore. A fine little slide-action .22 that would be delightful to shoot. $1,000 - $1,500

280 **Pre-64 Winchester Model 70 300 H&H magnum, 26” round barrel, S/N 499697 (ca 1960). Blued finish, checkered walnut pistol-gripped Monte-Carlo stock with checkered hard rubber buttplate and checkered fore-end. Buehler scope mounts with Bausch & Lomb BALvar8 2.5-8 variable scope and Michael’s of Oregon scope covers. Sling swivels, original factory sights present. Fine overall, showing minimal use, retaining most of the blued finish. Fine bore and mechanics, clear optics. A fine high powered rifle for dangerous game. $1,000 - $1,500

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281 Large Frame Colt Lighting Magazine Rifle .40-60, 28” octagonal barrel with full-length magazine tube, S/N 1787, 1888 production. Blued finish, straight grip walnut stock and checkered fore-end. Adjustable tang peep sight, dovetailed front sight with ivory bead. Barrel marked in two lines COLT’S PT.F.A. CO. HARTFORD, CT. U.S.A. / PATENTED MAY 29. SEPT. 18. MAY 26. 85 JUNE 15. 86. FEB 22. 87. Upper left flat marked at receiver: 40-60-260. Reverse frame with Rampant Colt logo. Less than 6,500 of these large frame Colt Lighting “Express” rifles were produced between 1887 and 1894, making them fairly scarce and desirable Colt long arms from the period of the “Old West.” About fine overall, retaining much of the original blued finish on the barrel and frame, with less present on the magazine tube, top of receiver, buttplate and tangs, which have a smooth, smoky gray patina. All markings crisp and clear, mechanically functional, with a very good bore. Butt stock shows normal wear and finish loss, with a small grain crack at the toe. Fore-end retains sharp checkering with normal wear. Overall a very crisp and fine example of a scarce, large frame Colt Lighting “Express” rifle. $1,500 - $3,000

282 **Custom-Made Single-Shot Target Rifle by Paul Shuttleworth .22LR, 24.5” octagonal-to-round barrel, S/N 934. Blued finish with case hardened lever and walnut pistol gripped stock. Single-shot dropping block Ballard #6 Schuetzentype action custom target rifle with double set triggers, adjustable tang mounted peep sight and globe front sight. Pistol gripped stock of highly figured walnut with matching rounded schnabel fore-end. Checkered hard rubber Stevens buttplate. Top of barrel marked Paul Shuttleworth. Barrel is drilled and tapped for scope mounts, with filler screws present. Excellent, possibly unfired. Retaining nearly all of the original dull blackish blued finish on the frame and barrel and vivid case hardened colors on the lever. Walnut stock is highly figured with a lovely matte finish. Mechanically fine, excellent bore. Showing only the most minor light handling marks and small storage mars. A wonderful custom rifle that will surely prove to be a tack driver at the range. $1,000 - $1,500

283 **Parker Shotgun VH Grade 12 gauge, 30” round barrels choked full & full 2 3/4” chambers, S/N 201302 (ca 1929). Blued finish, case hardened frame, checkered pistol-gripped walnut stock with checkered splinter fore-end. 14.25” length of pull, 2.625” drop of comb. Double triggers, extractors, tang mounted safety. Top of barrel ribs marked in a single line: PARKER BROTHERS. MAKERS. MERIDEN. CONN. VULCAN STEEL, flanked by arrows. Receiver engraved on both sides with Parker Bros. Inside of frame marked with five line address and patent information and matching serial number, fore-end marked internally with patent date and matching serial number, underside of barrels with VH grade mark, chamber marks and matching serial number on side of lug. Very good to near fine. Barrels retaining much blued finish, with fading, wear and dulling. Frame a silvery patina with traces of case colors, stronger on the inside. Mechanically function with fine bores. Stock with minor bumps, dings and handling marks. A lovely Parker to take into the field or for use shooting sporting clays. $1,000 - $1,500 114

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284 Winchester Model 1894 Rifle Antique .30-30, 26” octagonal barrel, S/N 41201, manufactured in 1895, second year of production. Blued finish, walnut stock and fore-end, crescent buttplate. Top of barrel with usual two-line Winchester address forward of rear sight and 30 WCF near receiver. Tang with three-line model and patent information. Good to very good. Barrel retaining some original blue which has faded and worn, leaving a mostly pewter gray patina. Receiver with a mottled light and dark gray patina. Mechanically functional, bore with strong rifling but very dirty. Stock and fore-end with dings and dents, and a short hairline grain crack on obverse wrist. $800 - $1,200

285 Winchester Model 1873 3rd Model Rifle .32-20, 26” round barrel, S/N 198735, manufactured in 1886. Blued finish, walnut stock and fore-end. Barrel with usual Winchester two-line address and patent marks and caliber mark, tang with Model 1873 mark. Good overall with a thick, brown, un-cleaned patina. Void of finish with scattered surface oxidation and pinpricking. Brass cartridge lifter with smooth mustard patina. Mechanically functional, replaced rear sight, missing dust cover. Fair bore is dirty with visible rifling and scattered light to moderate pitting. Buttstock and fore-end solid with scattered bumps and dings. $650 - $900

286 Model 1881 Marlin Rifle .40-60, 28” octagonal barrel, S/N 29769. Blued finish, walnut stock and fore-end. Standard M-1881 with 3rd type barrel markings, including “Re-issue Nov 9 1880” mark. Adjustable Buckhorn rear sight and folding globe front sight. Approximately 20,000 M-1881s were produced circa 1882-1892, of those only 6,261 were in .40-60 caliber. Good to very good. Smooth, slightly mottled plum brown patina over most of the metal surfaces with some pewter gray showing through. Crisp markings on barrel. Case hardened lever and hammer with mottled light and dark gray patina, suggesting the original mottling. Mechanically tight and crisp, good bore, which is dark and dirty with strong rifling and light to moderate pitting scattered along its length. Walnut stock about very good with highly figured walnut, showing the expected ding and dents for a late 19th century lever action sporting rifle. $1,000 - $2,000 SEE DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS, ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS AND CONDITION REPORTS OF ALL LOTS AT COWANS.COM

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287 **Winchester Model 1894 Carbine .30-30, 20” round barrel, S/N 2274634, 1957 production. Blued finish, walnut stock and fore-end. Standard Winchester barrel marks. Original yellow and red Winchester factory hang tag on lever. Gun appears to be factory new and unfired from time of purchase. Excellent overall with nearly all original factory finish and only some minor dulling and fading from age. Stock still retains a “feathery” texture, but does show some minor bumps and dings from storage and handling. Mechanically excellent. Bright, crisp bore with dust and dirt present in the last couple of inches near the muzzle. Similar storage debris is present in the crevices between the barrel and magazine tube. $1,000 - $1,500

288 Winchester Model 1876 Rifle .45-60, 28” octagonal barrel, S/N 18249, manufactured in 1881. Blued finish, walnut stock and fore-end. Ladder rear and blade front sight. Standard two-line Winchester barrel markings forward of rear sight, with caliber mark in front of receiver. The additional letters “C.B.S.” stamped on top barrel flat between receiver and rear sight. Late 2nd Model with screw attached, rather than machined dust cover rail. Good to near very good. Some traces of original blue on the barrel and receiver in protected areas, the balance a smooth plum brown patina. There is some cloudy, discolored and oxidized scale on the reverse of the barrel and magazine tube extending about 5” back from the muzzle. Buttplate heavily oxidized with surface crust. Mechanically functional. Fair bore is dark and dirty with heavy oxidation, moderate pitting and weak rifling that might be improved by an aggressive cleaning. Stock shows numerous bumps, dings and mars and a small hole behind the lever that might have held a collection tag at some point in time. There is some minor chipping in this area as well. Otherwise a solid, if well used example of a late 2nd Model 1876 rifle. $1,000 - $1,500

289 **Winchester Model 61 Rifle .22 S, L or LR, 24” round barrel, tubular magazine, S/N 290734, manufactured in 1958. Blued finish, walnut stock and fore-end, hard rubber buttplate. Standard Winchester barrel markings and factory proofs. Original factory hang tag is present. Rifle appears unfired since original purchase. About excellent overall, retaining nearly all of the original factory finish, showing only a few minor storage and handling dings and some minor fading and loss due to handling. Rifle remains mechanically fine with a fine bore that needs to be cleaned to remove 60 years of storage dust and grime. Stock about excellent as well, showing only some light handling and storage marks. $1,000 - $1,500

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290 Percussion Large Bore Fowler Rifle by Tryon 4 gauge, 44” octagonal-to-round barrel, patent breech, forward action percussion lock. Marked Tryon on the lockplate. Engraved lockplate and hammer, engraved iron trigger guard. Walnut stock with the checkered wrist. Weighs 14.8 pounds. Barrel and lock have nice dark brown patina. Checkering is worn. Stock is missing a splinter of wood running from the lockplate 10” down the stock Overall good. $1,500 - $2,500 291 *Cased Browning Invector Plus Citori Model L25 Grade 1 Over/Under Shotgun 12 gauge, 28” vented barrel length, S/N 04614NTK13. Left side of the barrel marked in two lines with Browning address and made in Japan. Right side of the barrels marked “Invector Plus Citori Special” next to gauge markings. The frame is engraved in bank note style. Both sides of the frame marked “Browning.” Bottom of the frame marked “Grade 1” over “Model L25.” Bottom of the trigger guard marked with Browning logo. The barrels are blued with steel frame and trigger guard. Gold-plated trigger with walnut checkered pistol grip buttstock and forearm. Comes with Invector choke system and in brown Browning case. LOP is 15” and the drop is 2.5”. Retains most of the blue finish on the barrels. The frame is excellent. Stock and forearm are excellent with minor nick and dings. Bore is excellent and mechanically excellent. $1,000 - $1,500

292 Colt Lightning Magazine Rifle, Medium Frame .38 caliber, 26” octagonal barrel length, S/N 9958. Top of the barrel marked in 2 lines with Colt Hartford address over patent dates. Caliber marking just in front of the front sight. All metal surfaces are blue except a case colored hammer. Oil stained walnut stock with the fore-end checkered. All metal surfaces retain most of the blue blending to a plum patina. There is some wear to the high edges. The stock and fore-end are good to very good with nicks and dings. Bore does have some pitting in the grooves. Mechanically good. $1,000 - $1,500 SEE DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS, ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS AND CONDITION REPORTS OF ALL LOTS AT COWANS.COM

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293 *Weatherby 50th Anniversary Mark V Rifle, New In Box .300 Weatherby Magnum, 26” round barrel, S/N SB000318. Blued finish with gold details and fancy checkered pistol gripped stock with raised comb and cheek piece. Rubber recoil pad, checkered fore-end, contrasting wood tip and matching wood cap on pistol grip. Weatherby 50th Anniversary plaque in obverse stock, magazine cover engraved with floral motifs and 50th ANNIVERSARY. Standard Weatherby markings on receiver and barrel. Jeweled bolt, jeweled magazine follower. Gold- plated serrated trigger, gold-plated sling swivel studs. In original factory box with documents and gold-plated swivels. About excellent “as new” in box and unfired. Old dust and some very minor handling marks present. Box with wear. $2,000 - $2,200

294 **Winchester Model 1894 Takedown Rifle .30-30, 25.25” octagonal barrel, S/N 450821 (ca 1908). Blued finish, walnut stock with crescent buttplate and fore-end. Standard Winchester barrel markings. Takedown receiver, Buckhorn rear sight, blade front sight with brass bead. Good to very good. Retains some blued finish on the barrel with traces on the magazine tube and receiver. The balance a smooth plum brown patina. Good bore that needs to be cleaned. Stock with nicks and dings. $1,200 - $1,600

295 *Benelli Super Black Eagle Shotgun 12 gauge, 28” ventilated barrel, S/N 229673. Black finish, black plastic stock and forearm. Screw-in chokes. In a grey hard vinyl case. Excellent in the box. $1,200 - $1,600

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296 Colt Lightning Magazine Rifle, Medium Frame .32 caliber, 25.75” octagonal barrel length, S/N 15549. Walnut stock and fore-end. All metal has nice even flow of brown patina. With sharp and crisp lines. Markings are clear. Overall good. $800 - $1,400

297 **Pre-64 Winchester Model 70 Rifle with Scope 270 caliber, 24” round barrel, S/N 30450. Engraved Super Grade on the bottom of the floor plate. Checkered stock and fore-end with ebony tip. Rubber recoil pad. Quick detachable swivels. Lyman receiver sight. A Lyman scope comes with the rifle. Retaining most of the original blue finish. Stock is very good, as is the bore. $1,000 - $2,000

298 *Winchester Model 70, .458 Win Magnum Caliber Super Grade .458 Win Magnum caliber, 22” barrel length, S/N G1189163. Markings on the left side of the barrel in 2 lines are the caliber markings over Winchester address. Left side of the receiver marked with Winchester trademark. Right side of the receiver marked with serial number. Bottom of the frame marked in gold “Super Grade.” Blue finish with checkered walnut pistol grip and forearm. Ebony fore-end cap. Black pistol grip cap and red Winchester recoil pad. Left side of the buttstock has cheek piece. Retains most of the blue finish on the barrel, frame and bolt. The stock is in good condition with minor nicks and dings. The fore-end cap has some staining. The bore is very good and mechanically excellent. $1,000 - $1,500

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299 **Winchester Model 52D Target Rifle .22LR, 28” round heavy barrel, S/N 108274, manufactured in 1962. Blued finish, walnut stock, grooved. Standard Winchester barrel, receiver and proof marks. Added scope mounting rail and rings, aftermarket “international” style stock with rubber buttpad. About fine overall as modified with replacement stock. Retains most of the original blued finish on the barrel. Mechanically functional, fine bore. Stock in equally fine condition. $1,000 - $2,000

300 *Remington 3200 Over/Under Shotgun 12 gauge, 25.5” barrel length, S/N OU-27090. Left side of the barrel marked with caliber markings. Right side marked in 2 lines with Remington address. Bottom of the frame marked “Remington” over “3200.” Each side of the frame marked with pointing dogs. Blue finish with checkered walnut pistol grip butt stock and forearm. Remington recoil pad. LOP is 14.25” and drop is 1.75”. Chokes are IC. This shotgun retains most of the blue finish on the barrels, frame, trigger guard and trigger. The buttstock and forearm are very good with minor nicks near the the recoil pad. Bores are excellent and mechanically excellent. $800 - $1,200

301 **Pre ‘64 Winchester Model 70 Rifle, .270 Win Caliber .270, 25” round barrel, S/N 231187, manufactured in 1952. Blued finish, checkered pistol grip stock. Standard Winchester barrel and receiver markings. Buckhorn rear sight, hooded front sight, receiver drilled and tapped for scope mounts, grooved trigger. With quick-detach sling swivels at toe and fore-end. Fine to excellent, retaining most of the original bright factory blued finish on the barrel and matte finish on the receiver. Buttplate showing the most wear and finish loss. Fine bore and mechanics. Stock retains most of the original factory finish, showing only some scattered bumps and dings along with some minor finish loss from handling and use. A really wonderful pre-64 Winchester Model 70 in a versatile caliber. $1,500 - $2,500

302 *Valmet Model 412 S Over/Under Shotgun 12 gauge, 28” barrels, S/N 278534. Stainless finish, checkered walnut pistol grip stock with soft rubber buttpad. Excellent condition throughout. $700 - $1,000 120

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303 *Valmet Model 412 ST Over/Under Shotgun 20 gauge, 28” barrels, screw in chokes, Blue finish with checkered forearm and checkered pistol grip stock. LOP 14” drop at the heel 2”. Excellent overall with excellent bores. $750 - $1,000

304 *Valmet Model 412 S Over/Under Shotgun 12 gauge, 30” barrels, S/N 256216. Chokes are full and Improved Modified. LOP 14.25”; drop at the heel 2.25”. Blued finish, checkered forearm and checkered pistol grip stock with rubber recoil pad. Excellent overall, almost new, still retaining most of the finish and showing very little wear. $700 - $1,000

305 Patent Model Ballard Rifle .38RF, 24” octagonal barrel, S/N 12. Blued and case hardened finish, walnut stock and fore-end. Top of barrel marked: BALL & WILLIAMS / Worcester, Mass and left angled flat marked BALLARD’S PATENT / NOV. 5, 1861. Extremely rare and early Ballard rifle with the internal extractor, only a handful were produced (less than 100), all in .38RF with 24” to 28” barrels. One of the rarest and hardest Ballard variations to obtain. Near Fine. Retains some original blue on the barrel, which shows significant thinning and fading and a pleasant plum brown patina. Case hardened frame has as dull pewter patina with some lightly oxidized mottling. Buttplate and nosecap with more fading and loss. Mechanically functional, fine bright bore. Stock retains most of the varnish but shows some bumps, dings and mars. $1,500 - $2,500

306 Colt “Lightning” Slide Action Rifle .38-40 caliber, 30” octagonal barrel, S/N 72083. Blue finish with walnut stock and checkered forearm. Rare with 30” barrel. Barrel and magazine retain some of the original blue finish just lightly fading to a plum. Frame blend with some blue and bright shiny grey. Stock and forearm have some nicks and dings. Bore is good. $1,700 - $2,000 SEE DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS, ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS AND CONDITION REPORTS OF ALL LOTS AT COWANS.COM

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307 **Parker Bros. DHE Grade Side by Side Hammerless Shotgun 12 gauge, choked full and full, 32” round barrels, S/N 172066. Case hardened engraved frame with ejectors, blued barrels. Checkered pistol gripped, fancy figured walnut stock and checkered fore-end. Added grooved, ventilated top rib with ivory beads. Miller single select trigger. Length of pull 14.25” including added rubber recoil pad, 1.75” drop of comb. Fore-end an aftermarket replacement. Original Parker Brothers hard rubber grip cap. Frame engraved with tight foliate scrolls and a dog on point. About fine overall, receiver retaining some original case coloring which has faded and dulled but remains brilliant in some areas. Barrels retain most of their high quality refinished blue. Mechanically fine, with bright, shiny bores. Wood in equally fine condition. A wonderful Parker to take out into the field and enjoy. $2,000 - $4,000

308 **Winchester Model 21 Side by Side Shotgun 12 gauge, 30” barrels, S/N 576. Blue finish, checkered straight grip stock and checkered beaver-style fore-end. Winchester rubber recoil pad. Miller single trigger. LOP 14”. Winchester markings on the top of the barrels. Barrel and frame retain much of the original bright blue finish. Some wear on the bottom of the frame. Stock and fore-end are very good. Overall an excellent early 21 Winchester shotgun. $2,000 - $4,000

309 Winchester High Wall .38-55, 30” octagonal barrel, S/N 58211, 1892 production. Blued finish, case hardened “thin side” frame, straight grip walnut stock with crescent buttplate and schnabel fore-end with tapered wedge ebony inlay. Top of barrel marked in two lines: - MANUFACTURED BY THE - / - WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN. CT. U.S.A. - and with caliber marking near breech. Tang-mounted peep sight, globe front sight, barrel sight dovetail with filler in place. Very fine overall, retaining most of the blued finish on the barrel and vivid colors on the receiver, buttplate finish fading and dulling. All markings crisp and clear. Mechanically functional with fine, crisp bore. Stock with usual minor bumps and dings. A really crisp example that retains most of its finish. $2,000 - $3,000 122

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310 **C.Sharps Arms Co Rifle .45-90 caliber, 34” heavy octagonal barrel 1” across the flats, S/N A74-119. Blued finish, pistol-gripped deluxe walnut buttstock with raised cheek piece and hard rubber buttplate, schanbel fore-end. Adjustable double set triggers, Vernier tang rear sight and spirit level front sight. Left side of receiver marked in three lines: C. SHARPS ARMS CO. INC / BIG TIMBER, MT. / A74-119. Bottom of barrel marked JM 11-98. A really spectacular example of a modern made Sharps long range rifle by the premier maker of these guns, which currently retail in the $7,000+ range in this configuration, and often have a 2-3 year wait for a custom gun. Very fine overall showing little if any use. Barrel retains most of the original blue, receiver with original French gray finish and block with most of the original case coloring. High grade buttstock and fore-end with fancy, figured walnut with only minor handling marks. Fine bore and mechanics. $3,000 - $5,000

311 Winchester Model 1873 Musket .44-40, 30” round barrel with tubular magazine, S/N 371254 (1891 production). Blued finish with case hardened lever and hammer, walnut stock. Standard 2-line Winchester barrel markings and caliber mark, 44-40 mark on bottom of brass cartridge lifter, trap door in butt (no cleaning rods), long range musket rear sight, front sight with lug for angular bayonet, sling swivels. Very good to fine, retaining much of the original factory blue on the receiver. Barrel a mottled plum brown and gray patina with traces of blue. Some pinpricking and surface oxidation present on barrel, and most metal surfaces with some minor dings and mars. Fine bore and mechanics. Hammer retains strong original case coloring, lever with muted traces. Stock about very good with nicks and dings. $2,000 - $3,000

312 **Winchester Model 1895 Carbine .30-06 caliber, 22” round barrel, S/N 2-7360 (1916 production). Blued finish, walnut stock, fixed box magazine, checkered steel buttplate. Standard Winchester barrel, tang and receiver marks, barrel additionally marked .30 GOVT. 1906. Top of receiver marked .30 / GOV. / .06. Receiver-mounted Lyman adjustable peep sight, as well as folding leaf sight on barrel, pinned blade front sight. It is amazing that at the height of WWI contract production of M-1895s for the Russian Army that Winchester was still turning out such finely made arms for the civilian market. Very good to fine. Retains much of the original blued finish, particularly on the barrel, with the right side of the receiver showing the most finish loss, and a smooth gray patina. Fine bore and mechanics. Wood fine as well showing only some minor handling marks, missing hand guard. $1,000 - $1,500 SEE DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS, ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS AND CONDITION REPORTS OF ALL LOTS AT COWANS.COM

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313 **Parker Brothers Trap Gun 12 gauge, 32” barrel length, S/N 223504. LOP 14”; drop at the heel 2”. Marking on the left side of the barrel in single line with Parker Bros. address. Engraved and case colored frame. Blue barrel. A SSN is scratched into the left side of the barrel. Finely checkered walnut stock and forearm. Parker Bros pistol grip cap and red recoil pad. Full choke. LOP is 14.25” and drop is 1.5”. Barrel retains most of the original blue finish with little wear to the high edges. Frame still retains some of the original case colors, a little missing on the bottom of the frame and turning plum. Stock and forearm still retain most of the original finish. The escutcheon has the initials “H.C.Y. Jr Cin O.” engraved. $1,000 - $2,000

314 Marlin Deluxe #3 Gallery Rifle .22RF, 28” octagonal-to-round barrel, S/N 26334. Blued and case hardened finish, deluxe checkered pistol-gripped stock with nickel plated Shuetzen-style buttplate and checkered fore-end with ebony wedge inlay at tip. Vernier tang sight, folding small globe and blade front sight. Single trigger and long loop lever. Left side of receiver marked in three lines: MARLIN FIREARMS CO. NEW HAVEN, CT USA / PATENTED FEBRUARY 9, 1875. / BALLARD’S PATENT NOV. 5, 1861. Very good. Retains traces of blue on the barrel that has blended with a smooth plum brown patina. Receiver a smooth pewter gray patina with strong traces of case color, some scattered age discoloration and minor oxidation. Hammer with traces of case coloring. Fine bore and mechanics. Stock very good with much varnish present and scattered handling bumps and dings. $1,500 - $2,500

315 Ball and Williams Sporting Rifle .44 rimfire calibre, 30.25” octagonal-to-round barrel length, S/N 1482. Left side of the barrel marked in 2 lines “Merwin & Bray AGT’s” over “New York.” Left side of the frame marked “TSK.” Top of the barrel marked in 2 lines “Ball Williams” over “Worcester Mass.” Right side of the barrel marked in 2 lines “Ballard’s Patent” over “Nov. 5 1861.” Case color frame, hammer, trigger, lever and buttplate. Blue barrel with walnut butt stock and forearm. Notched rear barrel sight and front blade sight. The barrel retains most of the blue finishing just slightly fading. The frame, hammer, trigger, lever and buttplate have a nice patina. Buttstock and forearm are very good with minor nicks and dings. The bore is very good and mechanically excellent. $1,500 - $2,500 124

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316 Marlin #2 Deluxe Special Order Rifle .38RF, 30” octagonal barrel, S/N 545. Blued finish and case hardened finish, deluxe checkered pistol-gripped walnut stock with shotgun butt and checkered metal buttplate, checkered schnabel fore-end with horn tip. Adjustable tang mounted peep rear sight and German silver blade front sight. Left side of receiver marked in two lines: JM MARLIN. NEW HAVEN, CONN U.S.A./ BALLARD’S PATENT NOV. 5, 1861. Fine, retaining some original thinning blue on the barrel which has blended with a smooth plum brown patina. Receiver retaining some faded case color, with a mostly mottled gray patina on the sides with traces of color and some vibrant case color on top. Lever with some color present as well. Fine bore, mechanically functional. Stock and fore-end about fine, with crisp checkering and most of the varnish remaining. Some minor bumps, dings and handling marks present. A really fine and crisp example of an early and desirable deluxe Ballard rifle. $1,500 - $2,500

317 Brown Deluxe Sporting Rifle .38RF, 26” octagonal barrel, S/N 22033. Blued and casehardened finish, walnut stock with crescent steel buttplate and fore-end with steel cap. Tang mounted peep sight, original barrel mounted rear sigh, German silver blade front sight. Left side of receiver marked in three lines: BROWN MFG. Co NEWBURYPORT, MASS. / BALLARD’S PATENT / NOV. 5, 1861. Very good. Retains traces of blue on the barrel that has blended with a smooth plum brown patina. Receiver and fore-end cap with smooth pewter gray patina with some scattered age discoloration and minor oxidation. Hammer with traces of case coloring. Fine bore and mechanics. Stock very good with much varnish present, scattered handling bumps and dings, with minor chip and a diagonal crack at toe. Some additional dings and mars at wrist from folding tang sight. $1,500 - $2,500

318 Ball and Williams Sporting Rifle 24” octagonal barrel, .38 RF, S/N 147. Blued finish, walnut stock and fore-end. Barrel marked BALL & WILLIAMS / Worcester Mass on top, BALLARD’S PATENT / NOV. 5, 1861 on right angled flat and MERWIN & BRAY AGT’S / NEW YORK on left angled flat. Tang mounted peep sight, folding globe and blade front sight. Barrel mounted Buckhorn sight also. Fine, retaining much of the blued finish on the barrel which has faded and toned to a mostly smooth plum brown, with some loss and thinning, and some freckled oxidation. Markings remain crisp and sharp. All visible numbers match. Receiver faded to a dull pewter patina with some oxidized discoloration. Fine bore, mechanically functional. Stock retaining most of the varnish and showing only some scattered handling marks and dings. Sights with some original bright fire blued finish. A very nice early production, 3-digit Ballard sporting rifle. $1,500 - $2,500 SEE DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS, ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS AND CONDITION REPORTS OF ALL LOTS AT COWANS.COM

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319 Merrimack Arms & Manufacturing Co. Ballard Sporting Rifle .44 RF percussion caliber, 26” octagonal barrel, S/N 19116. With matching serial numbers throughout. The top flat of the barrel is marked No. 44, and the serial number is marked on the top of the barrel near the breech, and on the top of the frame. The left side of the frame is marked Merrimack Arms & M.F.G. Co. / Newburyport Mass. / Ballard’s Patent / Nov. 5 1861. A patent date is also marked on the left of the hammer. With blade front sight and sliding peep rear sight on the tang. Rosewood forearm with plated forend and shell extractor. Rosewood stock with crescent buttplate. The barrel has dark patches of original blue finish, with some fading and streaking throughout. The frame has a mostly gray patina, with some darker areas splotched throughout. The rosewood has several handling marks, with some scratches along the upper ridge of the butt. The bore and mechanics are very good to excellent. $1,500 - $2,500

320 Marlin #2 Sporting Rifle .38 RF Long, 30” octagonal barrel. Blued and case hardened finish, straight gripped walnut stock with crescent buttplate, smooth walnut fore-end, open loop lever. Tang drilled and tapped for tang sight. Adjustable Buckhorn rear sight and large blade front sight. Left side of receiver marked in three lines: MARLIN FIREARMS CO. NEW HAVEN, CT USA / PATENTED FEBRUARY 9, 1875. / BALLARD’S PATENT NOV. 5, 1861. Very good, retaining some original thinning blue on the barrel which has blended with a smooth plum brown patina. Receiver retaining some traces of faded case color, with a mostly mottled gray patina. Fine bore, mechanically functional. Stock and fore-end very good with some minor bumps, dings and handling marks present. Trigger and some screws with vibrant fire blue. $1,200 - $1,600

321 Marlin Firearms Co 3F Gallery Rifle .22RF, 26” octagonal barrel, S/N 30929. Blued and case hardened finish, pistol-gripped smooth walnut stock with nickel-plated, pronged, off-hand-type buttplate, smooth schnabel walnut fore-end, full loop lever. Standard barrel mounted notch rear sight, tang mounted Vernier sight, folding front sight with white bead and small globe. Left side of receiver marked in three lines: MARLIN FIREARMS CO. NEW HAVEN, CT. U.S.A. / PATENTED FEBRUARY 9, 1875. / BALLARD’S PATENT NOV. 5, 1861. Fine, retaining most of the original thinning blue on the barrel which has blended with a smooth plum brown patina, with most of the loss along the sharp edges of the barrel. Receiver retaining some vibrant case color, which has faded and dulled, mixing with some surface oxidation. Fine bore, mechanically functional. Stock and fore-end about fine with most of the varnish remaining. Some minor bumps, dings and handling marks present. A lovely example of a Marlin 3F Gallery Rifle. $1,500 - $2,500 126

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322 Marlin Ballard 1 3/4 Far West Firearm .45-70, 30” heavy round barrel, S/N 2081. Blued and case hardened finish, smooth, straight gripped walnut stock with crescent buttplate, splinter walnut fore-end with horn inlay at tip. Left side of receiver marked in two lines: JM MARLIN. NEW HAVEN, CONN U.S.A. / BALLARD’S PATENT NOV. 5, 1861. Double set triggers, small loop lever. Tang mounted Vernier sight, standard barrel-mounted Buckhorn sight; globe front sight. Very good. Smooth metal with a slightly mottled plum brown over gray patina and some lightly scattered surface oxidation. Receiver with a smooth pewter gray patina with some scattered age discoloration and minor oxidation. Hammer and lever with similar patina and minute traces of case coloring. Very good bore and fine mechanics. Stock very good with with scattered handling bumps and dings, and a small surface grain crack at the obverse wrist where the stock meets the receiver. $2,500 - $3,500

323 Merrimack Sporting Shotgun 20 gauge, 30” barrel, no S/N. Grooved top frame, blue barrel, case colored frame. Walnut stock and fore-end. Barrel retains most of the original blue finish. Frame has nice silvery gray look with sharp and crisp lines. Walnut stock and fore-end are excellent. $2,000 - $4,000

324 R. Ball and Co. Rifle .38 RF, 26” octagonal barrel, S/N 15998. Blued and case hardened finish, walnut stock and forend. Dual ignition rimfire / percussion falling block sporting rifle. Left side of receiver marked in two lines: MERWIN & BRAY AGT’S / NEW YORK and on the right side BALLARD’S PATENT / NOV. 5, 1861. Standard barrel-mounted leaf sight; tang-mounted peep sight and folding globe / blade front sight. Fine to very fine. Retains some original blue on the barrel, which shows significant thinning and fading. Case hardened frame retaining most of the original, vibrant colors, with some fading and dulling. Buttplate and nosecap with more fading and loss. Mechanically functional, fine bright bore. Stock retains most of the varnish but shows some bumps, dings and mars. $1,500 - $2,500 SEE DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS, ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS AND CONDITION REPORTS OF ALL LOTS AT COWANS.COM

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325 Marlin 3F Deluxe Gallery Model Rifle 22 caliber, 28” octagonal-to-round barrel, rear tang sight with hooded front sight. Grooved top frame. Nickel finished frame with blue barrel. Nickel finished full finger lever. Checkered pistol grip stock with Swiss buttplate. Checkered forearm Barrel retains most of the original blue finish. Frame retains most of the original nickel finish. Stock and forearm are excellent. Overall excellent rifle. $2,000 - $4,000

326 Merrimack Arms Sporting Rifle 38 rf caliber, 26” octagonal barrel, S/N 19588. Barrel marked No 38. Blue barrel and case colored frame. Walnut stock and forearm. Barrel retains most of the original blue finish. Frame still retains a lot of the bright case colors, just lightly faded. Stock and forearm are very good. $1,200 - $1,800

327 Marlin #9 Union Hill Rifle 38-55 caliber, 30” octagonal-to-round barrel. No rear barrel sight, rear tang sight and hooded front sight. Blue barrel and case colored frame, full lever. Walnut stock with checkered pistol grip and checkered forearm. Barrel retains most of the original bright blue finish. Frame retains most of the original case colors. Stock and forearm are excellent. $3,000 - $5,000

328 Marlin 3F Gallery Rifle .22 caliber, 26” octagonal barrel, S/N 29485. Single trigger, full loop lever, rear notched barrel sight with Lyman-style jack front sight. Grooved top frame. Rear tang sight. Plain walnut stock and pistol grip stock. Barrel retains a lot of the original blue finish. Frame has faded to a plum. Stock and forearm still retain most of the varnished finish. $2,000 - $4,000 128

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329 Ball and Williams Deluxe Sporting Rifle .427” bore, dual ignition percussion and .44RF, 24” octagonal barrel, S/N 15852. Blued and case hardened finish, deluxe straight grip walnut stock with crescent buttplate. Left of receiver marked with two two-line stamps: BALL & WILLIAMS / Worcester, Mass and MERWIN & BRAY AGT’S / NEW YORK. Right side marked BALLARD’S PATENT / NOV. 5, 1861. Receiver, fore-end cap, trigger guard bow, lever loop and both receiver tangs and buttplate tang engraved in the style of L.D. Nimschke. Receiver with flowing floral splays with his signature punch-dot background shading. The right panel with a prancing buck, left with a stylized buffalo. Top of receiver tang with a beautifully executed dog’s head. Standard barrel mounted two-leaf sporting sight, folding tang mounted peep sight, blade front sight. Very good. Void of finish with a mostly dull pewter patina. Some scattered oxidation, discoloration and light pitting present. Markings mostly legible, engraving remains mostly crisp and clear. Mechanically functional, good bore with some pitting. Stock with numerous bumps and dings and some deeper scrapes and marks on the fore-end. $2,500 - $4,500

330 Merrimack Sporting Rifle .46 RF, 26” octagonal barrel, S/N 20092. Blued and case hardened finish, walnut stock and fore-end. Dual ignition rimfire / percussion falling block sporting rifle. Left side of receiver marked in two lines: MERRIMACK ARMS & MFG. Co / NEWBURYPORT, MASS / BALLARD’S PATENT / NOV. 5, 1861. Standard barrel mounted leaf sight, tang mounted peep sight and dovetailed blade front sight. Very good. Retains most of the original blue on the barrel, which shows some thinning and fading, mostly on the high edges. Case hardened frame shows significant fading and dulling with some darker mottled oxidation. Buttplate and nosecap with more fading and loss and some heavier oxidation. Mechanically functional, fine bright bore. Stock very good with wear, showing bumps, dings and mars, and a small chip out wood missing on the reverse of the fore-end where it meets the frame, a tiny one missing on the obverse in the same location and a short surface grain crack at the obverse wrist. $1,500 - $2,500

331 J. M. Marlin #4 Perfection Deluxe .40-65 caliber, 28” octagonal-to-round barrel, S/N 2389. Blued and case hardened finish, deluxe fancy grade checkered walnut stock with crescent buttplate and schnabel fore-end. Vernier tang mounted rear sight and globe front sight, barrel sight in place as well. Single trigger, small loop lever. Left side of receiver marked in two lines: JM MARLIN. NEW HAVEN, CONN U.S.A. / BALLARD’S PATENT NOV. 5, 1861. Fine, retaining some original thinning blue on the barrel which has blended with a smooth plum brown patina. Receiver retaining some faded case color, with a mostly mottled gray patina on the sides and some vibrant color on top. Fine bore, mechanically functional. Stock and foreend about fine, with crisp checkering and most of the varnish remaining. Some minor bumps, dings and handling marks present and a couple of very tiny surface grain cracks at the wrist where the stock meets the receiver. A really fine and crisp example of a desirable Ballard rifle. $2,500 - $4,500 SEE DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS, ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS AND CONDITION REPORTS OF ALL LOTS AT COWANS.COM

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332 Marlin 3F Gallery Rifle .22 caliber, 24” octagonal-to-round barrel, grooved top frame. No cuts in the barrel for rear barrel sight, rear tang sight, front folding beach sight. Blued barrel, nickel finished frame. Double trigger, full loop lever. Checkered walnut stock and forearm with Swiss buttplate. Barrel retains some of the blue finish with some light staining. Wear to the high edges. Frame still retains some of the original nickel finish, with some flaking. Stock and forearm are excellent. $2,500 - $3,500

333 Marlin Ballard Deluxe 3F Fine Gallery Rifle .22RF, 28” octagonal barrel, S/N 34231. Blued and case hardened finish, checkered deluxe walnut pistol-gripped stock with nickel plated, pronged, off-hand type buttplate, deluxe checkered schnabel walnut fore-end, full loop lever. Tang mounted Vernier sight, spirit level on barrel, folding front sight with blade and small globe. Left side of receiver marked in three lines: MARLIN FIREARMS CO. NEW HAVEN, CT USA / PATENTED FEBRUARY 9, 1875. / BALLARD’S PATENT NOV. 5, 1861. Very fine to near excellent, retaining most of the original blued finish on the barrel with only minor thinning and some light loss along the sharp edges. Receiver retains the majority of the original vivid case hardened colors, with some minor loss due to fading and age. Excellent bore and mechanics. Stock very fine retaining most of the varnish and crisp checkering, showing only some very lightly scattered handling marks and minor surface mars. Really a fantastic example of a very high grade Marlin Ballard Gallery Rifle. $3,000 - $5,000

334 Marlin 4 1/2 Midrange Rifle .40-70 Bottleneck, 30” octagonal barrel, S/N 942. Blued and case hardened finish, checkered deluxe walnut pistol-gripped stock with flat, checkered shotgun buttplate, deluxe checkered Schnabel walnut fore-end, with horn inlay at tip, full loop lever. Tang-mounted Vernier sight, barrel-mounted Buckhorn sight; spirit level globe sight. Left side of receiver marked in two lines: JM MARLIN. NEW HAVEN, CONN U.S.A. / BALLARD’S PATENT NOV. 5, 1861. Very fine, retaining original thinning blue on the barrel which has blended with a smooth plum brown patina. Receiver retaining much faded case color, with a mostly mottled dark grayish-blue appearance on the sides and some vibrant color on the top, bottom and lever. Hammer with most of its vibrant colors. Fine bore, mechanically functional. Stock and fore-end about fine, with crisp checkering and most of the varnish remaining. Some minor bumps, dings and handling marks present. Front sight missing the level. $4,000 - $6,000 130

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335 Marlin 6 1/2 Offhand Rifle 40-65 caliber, 30” octagonal-to-round barrel, S/N 2248. Rear barrel sight seat, front hood sight, rear tang sight. Checkered stock and forearm with a Swiss buttplate. Barrel retains most of the original blue finish. Frame still retains most of the case colors lightly faded. Stock and forearm are excellent. $4,500 - $5,500

336 Marlin 6 1/2 Offhand Rifle .38-55, 30” octagonal barrel, S/N 4356 Blued and case hardened finish, checkered deluxe walnut straight gripped stock with nickel-plated, pronged, off-hand type buttplate, deluxe checkered Schnabel walnut fore-end with horn tip. Small loop lever. Tang mounted Vernier sight, spirit level globe front sight. Left side of receiver marked in two lines: JM MARLIN. NEW HAVEN, CONN U.S.A. / BALLARD’S PATENT NOV. 5, 1861. Caliber mark on top of barrel at breech. Fine, retaining some original thinning blue on the barrel which has blended with a smooth plum brown patina. Receiver retaining some faded case color, with a mostly mottled gray patina on the sides and some vibrant color on top and bottom. Fine bore, mechanically crisp. Stock and fore-end about fine, with crisp checkering, some minor bumps, dings and handling marks present and a couple of very tiny surface grain cracks at the wrist where the stock meets the receiver. There is also a tiny chip missing from the horn fore-end tip on the obverse. Nickel plating worn and thin on buttplate. Front sight missing the level. $3,500 - $4,500

337 Merrimack Sporting Rifle .428” bore, .44RF, 28” heavy octagonal barrel, .5” across the flats, no S/N. Blued and case hardened finish, walnut stock with crescent buttplate, fore-end with brass tip. Unmarked. Standard folding barrel sight, tang peep sight, globe front sight. Circa 1867-1869, during the brief period of time that Merrimack Arms produced Ballard rifles, prior to being taken over by Brown Manufacturing Co. Interestingly this rifle does not appear to have been intended to be a dual ignition (percussion / cartridge) gun as nearly all Merrimack Arms were. The hole for the percussion cone in the breech block is filled with a screw that appears factory (or at least period). An interesting, possibly custom order or prototype rifle from Merrimack. Good to very good. Retains some streaky original blue on the barrel, which has blended with a smooth plum brown patina. Receiver retains some vivid case color, mostly on the top and tang, the balance having dulled and faded to a dull pewter gray. Mechanically functional. Ejector is missing the external handle needed to actuate it. Good bore. Stock good with bumps and dings, fore-end with some slivers of wood missing on both sides and a repaired crack at the tip on the reverse. $2,500 - $4,500 SEE DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS, ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS AND CONDITION REPORTS OF ALL LOTS AT COWANS.COM

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338 Marlin Firearms #4 Perfection Deluxe Rifle 38-55 caliber, 28” octagonal barrel, S/N 21062. Hooded front sight, notched rear barrel sight, tang sight. Engraved frame with a panel of a bear on one side and the other panel is a deer. Fancy walnut stock and fore-end. Barrel is sharp and crisp with light blue look. Frame is sharp and crisp with a nice mottled gray look. Stock and fore-end are excellent. Bore is very good. $3,000 - $5,000

339 Marlin 6 1/2 Rigby Offhand 3rd Model Rifle .22 RF caliber, 30 round barrel with rigby flats. The frame is beautifully engraved with a bear on one side and two deer on the other side. Rear tang sight, hood front sight. Finely figure walnut stock with checkered pistol grip and Swiss butt. Checkered forearm with ebony tip. Barrel retains most of the original blue finish some flaking on the top of the barrel. Barrel has screw holes where it has been drilled and tap for scope blocks. Frame has a nice mottled grey look. Stock and forearm are excellent. $4,500 - $5,500

340 Marlin 4 1/2 A-1 Midrange Rifle .40-63 caliber 30” octagonal-to-round barrel, S/N 8368. Blued and case hardened finish, deluxe checkered pistol-gripped stock with shotgun butt and hard rubber checkered buttplate, checkered Schnabel fore-end with horn tip. Deluxe engraved foliate scroll patterns on receiver with game scenes. Long range Vernier tang sight with secondary mount at rear of comb, spirit level globe front sight. Single trigger, long loop lever. Left side of receiver marked in two lines: JM MARLIN. NEW HAVEN, CONN U.S.A. / BALLARD’S PATENT NOV. 5, 1861. Fine, retaining some original thinning blue on the barrel which has blended with a smooth plum brown patina. Receiver retaining some faded case color, with a mostly mottled gray patina, crisp engraving. Fine bore, mechanically functional. Stock and fore-end about fine, with crisp checkering and most of the varnish remaining. Some minor bumps, dings and handling marks present. A small chip of horn missing from the fore-end cap on the reverse. A really fine and crisp example of a desirable deluxe Ballard target rifle. $5,500 - $7,500 132

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341 Ball and Williams Patent Model Sporter .38 RF caliber, 24” octagonal-to-round barrel, S/N 3. Top of barrel marked Ball & Williams, Worcester Mass, Ballards Patent, Nov5, 1861. Blue finish, walnut stock and forearm. Barrel retains most of the original bright blue finish. Frame retains a lot of the original blue finish, mostly on the octagonal flats, fading a little on the frame. Stock and forearm are excellent retaining most of the original varnished finish. $2,000 - $3,000

342 **Winchester Model 1885 High Wall .22 Short Takedown Scheutzen Rifle .22 Short caliber, 30” octagonal barrel. Markings are offset to accommodate Winchester-installed scope mounts. Double set riggers, factory installed palm rest. Rear tang sight with front spirit level hooded sight. Deluxe checkered stock with 2 to 3X wood, Schuetzen butt with a cheek piece, checkered forearm. Factory original Model 1885 takedown high wall rifle having never been cleaned or touched, and quite possible never taken apart. Retaining most of the original blue finish. Some wear to the high lines. Frame retaining most of the bright original blue finish. Some fading across the top of the frame. Stock retaining most of the original finish with some freckling on the cheek piece. Forearm with nicks and dings some scratches. $3,000 - $4,000

343 Marlin 6 1/2 Rigby Offhand Mid Range Rifle .40-65 caliber, 30” round barrel, S/N 3630. Blued and case hardened finish, fancy grained, straight-gripped, checkered walnut buttstock with raised cheek piece, flat toe line and nickel-plated Schutzen-style buttplate. Fancy grained, checkered Schnabel fore-end with horn tip. Foliate scroll engraving on both sides of the receiver with game scenes. Light engraving around top of receiver and on the Rigby raised ribs at the breech. Mid-range Vernier tang mounted rear sight and adjustable globe front sight. Single trigger with small loop lever. Left side of receiver marked in two lines: JM MARLIN. NEW HAVEN, CONN U.S.A. / BALLARD’S PATENT NOV. 5, 1861. Fine, retaining some of the original blued finish on the barrel, which has faded and toned to a smooth plum brown patina overall. Receiver with a medium pewter patina and traces of case color visible, with all engraving remaining crisp and sharp. Retains the majority of the nickel on the lever and buttplate. Fine bore and mechanics. Stock fine, retaining most of the varnish and sharp checkering and showing only some minor bumps and dings from handling and use. Really a very lovely Rigby mid-range rifle that would be a joy to shoot. $7,500 - $10,000 SEE DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS, ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS AND CONDITION REPORTS OF ALL LOTS AT COWANS.COM

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344 Marlin 6 1/2 Rigby Third Model Rifle .38-50, 30” round barrel, S/N 14700. Blued and case hardened finish, checkered deluxe walnut pistol-gripped stock with raised cheek rest and brass, pronged, off-hand type Swiss style buttplate, deluxe checkered Schnabel walnut fore-end with horn tip. Full loop lever, grooved single trigger. Receiver engraved with tight foliate and feather scrolls and with game scenes. Rigby barrel flats engraved as well, with top flat engraved with BALLARD in a ribbons surrounding a double headed arrow. Tang mounted Vernier sight, spirit level globe front sight. Left side of receiver marked in two lines: JM MARLIN. NEW HAVEN, CONN U.S.A. / BALLARD’S PATENT NOV. 5, 1861. Fine, retaining strong original blue that is thinning blending with a smooth plum brown patina. Receiver retaining some faded case color, with a mostly mottled gray patina on the sides and some traces of vibrant color on the top and bottom. Hammer retains much of its vibrant case color, with the lever retaining less. Fine bore, mechanically functional. Stock and fore-end about fine, with crisp checkering and most of the varnish remaining. Some minor bumps, dings and handling marks present. A fine and crisp example of a desirable Rigby Ballard rifle. $6,500 - $8,500

345 First Model Marlin-Ballard No. 6 Schuetzen Rifle .38-50 Ballard Everlasting caliber, 30” Rigby barrel, S/N 1996. With matching numbers throughout. The left side of the frame is marked with the Marlin name and address and Ballard’s patent date. With spirit level and wind-gauge front sight and tang mounted Vernier peep sight. With a ring lever and finger spur, with double set triggers.The forearm features deluxe wood with checkering and a tapered horn fore-end. The deluxe wood buttstock has a straight grip with a flat underside and features checkering with a raised cheek piece and a nickel-plated Swiss-style buttplate. The first model features a larger cheek piece and a trigger plate that protrudes below the bottom of the frame. Original No. 6 Ballards are uncommon, as most of the actions have been converted. The barrel has one or two slight scuff marks to the finish, but is in otherwise very good to excellent condition. The frame displays strong case colors, which fade to a grey on some of the high edges. The stock and forearm have some slight nicks and dings, but are in otherwise very good to excellent condition. The nickel on the buttplate is almost entirely present, with the exception of some slight wear on the nubs. The bore and action are excellent. $6,000 - $8,000

346 Marlin 4 1/4 Rifle .40-63, 30” heavy octagonal barrel. Blued and case hardened finish, smooth, straight gripped walnut stock with crescent buttplate, smooth Schnabel walnut fore-end, open loop lever. Adjustable barrel mounted Buckhorn sight on barrel; tang mounted Vernier sight, dovetailed front sight blade. Left side of receiver marked in two lines: JM MARLIN. NEW HAVEN, CONN U.S.A. / BALLARD’S PATENT NOV. 5, 1861. Top of barrel with caliber mark. Wooden cleaning rod retained by two iron pipes. Good. The barrel that has a mottled oxidized brown and gray patina. Receiver with a similar patina and scattered age discoloration and oxidation. Bore about good with strong rifling, but heavily oxidized with light to moderate pitting. Mechanically functional. Stock good with numerous scattered bumps, dings, and mars and several repaired cracks at the wrist. $3,500 - $5,000 134

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347 Marlin-Ballard No. 6 Schuetzen Rifle .32-40 caliber, 32” round/octagonal extra heavy barrel, S/N 25511. With matching numbers throughout. With caliber marked on the top flat of the barrel. The left of the frame features Marlin’s name and address, along with Ballard’s patent date. The top flats of the frame and the sides feature ornate acanthus scroll engravings with miniature heart patterns engraved in the border. Either side also features an engraved buck and doe in a circle. Wind-gauge and spirit level front sight, with Vernier rear peep sight on the tang. With double set triggers and loop and spur lever. The fore-end features deluxe checkering and a horn fore-end tip. The buttstock features a high comb with a raised cheek piece, deluxe checkering and a nickel-plated Swiss-style buttplate. Overall, a fabulous rifle in excellent condition, with brilliant case colors on the action and lever. The barrel is in excellent condition, with almost 100% of the original blue finish remaining. The frame and lever display detailed engravings with excellent original case colors. The stock and forearm have one or two light handling marks and are in very good to excellent overall condition. Almost all of the nickel plating remains on the buttplate, with light wear on the nubs. The bore and action are in excellent condition. Overall, excellent condition. $12,000 - $16,000

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348 Pope Barreled Marlin #6 Ballard Rifle with Pope Reloading Tools .33-40 caliber, 30.75” octagonal barrel, S/N 9223. Blued finish, checkered deluxe walnut pistol-gripped custom Pope stock with raised cheek piece and nickel-plated, pronged, Swiss style off-hand-type buttplate. Deluxe checkered Schnabel walnut fore-end with palm rest. Full loop lever with spur and checkered walnut filler in loop. Engraved receiver with tight foliate scrolls and game scenes. J.W. FECKER marked telescopic sight (S/N 2670) in Fecker marked mounts. Barrel marked H.M. POPE.Left side of receiver marked in two lines: JM MARLIN. NEW HAVEN, CONN U.S.A. / BALLARD’S PATENT NOV. 5, 1861. Right side of barrel marked ROB in small, individual dies. A complete set of Pope reloading tools, numbered to the rifle, are included. Fine, retaining significant original thinning blue on the barrel which has blended with a smooth plum brown patina. Receiver retaining some of the Pope applied blue, which has primarily flaked, over a gray patina. Fine bore, mechanically functional. Stock and fore-end about fine, with crisp checkering and most of the varnish remaining. Some minor bumps, dings and handling marks present. Scope with clear optics. Loading tools all in very good condition. $6,500 - $7,500

349 Rare Marlin-Ballard “German Style” No. 6 Offhand Rifle .40-50 Sharps bottleneck caliber, 28.5” heavy octagonal barrel, S/N 646. With matching numbers throughout. The left side of the frame is marked with the Marlin name and address, and Ballard patent date. Double set triggers, with ball and spur lever. With unmarked 33.5” full length telescopic sight. Deluxe checkered forearm, with tapered horn fore-end. Checkered walnut stock with long cheek piece and early German style buttplate with large protruding acorn screw. This very same rifle is featured on page 175 of Ballard: The Great American Single Shot Rifle, by John T. Dutcher. It is believed to be the earliest No. 6 known. The barrel has a bluish plum patina, with one area of scuffs to the finish on the left side. The barrel has a few drill holes to the top flat. The frame has a flat gunmetal patina. The stock and forearm have one or two light handling marks, with an age crack to the top of the butt where it meets the frame. The optics are a bit cloudy, but the cross-hair is intact. The bore and mechanics are excellent. $6,000 - $9,000

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350 J.M. Marlin 3 1/2 Target Rifle .40-65 caliber, 30” octagonal barrel, S/N 4336. Blued and case hardened finish, deluxe checkered straight gripped walnut buttstock with shotgun butt and hard rubber buttplate. Checkered walnut Schnabel fore-end. Tang mounted peep rear sight, Buckhorn barrel mounted rear sight, globe front sight. Single trigger with small loop lever. Left side of receiver marked in two lines: JM MARLIN. NEW HAVEN, CONN U.S.A. / BALLARD’S PATENT NOV. 5, 1861. Very good to fine. Retains some original blue on the barrel, which has a mottled appearance of original blue, bluish gray patina and some splotches of age discoloration and minor surface oxidation. More blue present forward of the fore-end than closer to the receiver. Receiver a smooth mottled silvery gray with hints of original mottled coloring. Lever similar in appearance. Stock very good retaining most of the varnish and crisp checkering, with scattered bumps and dings. $13,000 - $15,000

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351 Marlin #7 A-1 Creedmoor Long Range Rifle .44-100, 34” octagonal-to-round barrel, S/N 1813. Blued and case hardened finish, checkered deluxe fancy walnut pistol-gripped stock with checkered, flat metal shotgun buttplate , deluxe checkered walnut fore-end with grooved horn tip, full loop lever. Tang-mounted Vernier sight, spirit level adjustable globe front sight. Buttplate with screw filled mounting holes for optional long range sight placement. Left side of receiver marked in two lines: JM MARLIN. NEW HAVEN, CONN U.S.A. / BALLARD’S PATENT NOV. 5, 1861. Engraved receiver with Long Range surrounded by foliate splays on the right side and Ballard A 1 on the left, similarly embellished. London commercial proofs on barrel, receiver and breech block. Very fine to excellent, retaining most of the original blue on the barrel which has faded and thinned somewhat, blending with a smooth plum brown patina. Receiver retaining significant, but faded case color, with a mostly duller mottled silvery gray and blue on the sides and some vibrant color on bottom, as well as on the lever. Excellent bore, mechanically fine. Stock and fore-end about fine, with crisp checkering and most of the varnish remaining. Some very minor bumps, dings and handling marks present. Overall a really outstanding and exceptionally crisp example of a desirable Ballard long range Creedmoor rifle. $15,000 - $20,000

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352 Sharps Model 1874 Sporting Rifle .40-70 caliber (Sharps 2.25” necked), 30” octagonal barrel, S/N 16065, accompanied by a “Factory Letter” from Richard Labowskie, MD . Blued and case hardened finish, straight gripped walnut stock with Schnabel fore-end. Top of barrel marked forward of the rear sight, OLD RELIABLE in a rectangular cartouche with angled edges, and SHARPS’ RIFLE CO BRIDGEPORT CONN. The barrel is also marked J.P. LOWER and CALIBER 40 behind the rear sight. Caliber mark is an over-stamp and the factory letter explains this clearly. Right side of the barrel is marked at breech 2 1/4, indicating the chamber length of 2.25”. Bottom of barrel is marked “6” and “11 / 16” (6 pounds, 11 ounces barrel weight) and with the matching serial number 160865, as is the interior of the fore-end. Left side of receiver marked in two lines: SHARPS’ RIFLE CO / PAT. APR 6, 1869. Double set triggers, checkered steel buttplate. Un-graduated folding leaf rear sight with unmarked base, dove tailed front sight base, missing blade. According to the accompanying letter this rifle was part of a shipment of 10 identical configuration sporting rifles shipped to J.P. Lower of Denver on September 30, 1878. The rifles in the order were to weigh approximately 11 pounds each (this one is listed at 11 pounds, 5 ounces), with 30” full octagonal barrels, open sights, double set triggers, oil finished stocks and to be .40 caliber without a specified case length.

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According to the Sharps factory Order Book #8 this rifle had originally been shipped to Schuyler, Hartley & Graham of New York as part of an order of 60 sporting rifles on January 5, 1878, but was subsequently returned to the factory. This is probably the time when the gun was re-chambered and the caliber re-marked for shipment to Lower in Denver. Fewer Sharps rifles are more desirable than those from the period of western expansion during the late 1870s and early 1880s, with definitive proof of being shipped out west. This one is an exceptional example of a western used Sharps, with a very desirable retailer’s mark, in a versatile caliber. Very fine to near excellent. Barrel retains much of its blued finish, with some minor fading and dulling, with minimal loss, primarily high-edge wear at the corner of the flats, and some flecks of surface oxidation near the muzzle. Case hardened frame, lock, lever and hammer retain nearly all of their finish as well, but it has faded and dulled to a silver gray color with swirls of blues and browns, showing more vivid color on the left side of the receiver than on the right side and the lock. The majority of the small parts and screws retain most of their pale fire blued finish. Rifle is mechanically excellent with a fine, bright bore with minor pinpricking and some light frosting in the grooves. Stock fine, with some minor handling bumps and dings. Overall a really fine J.P. Lowermarked Sharps 1874 Rifle. $10,000 - $15,000

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353 Early Sharps Sporting Rifle Shipped To Carlos Gove .44 caliber (appears to be .44-77 Sharps), 30” octagonal barrel, S/N C, 53969, accompanied by a “Factory Letter” from Richard Labowskie, MD. Blued and case hardened finish, straight gripped walnut stock with German silver fore-end cap. Top of barrel marked forward of the rear sight, SHARP’S RIFLE CO. HARTFORD, CONN and CALIBER 44 where the barrel meets the receiver. Bottom of barrel is marked with the matching serial number C, 53969 as is the interior of the fore-end. Left side of receiver marked in two lines: C SHARPS’ PAT. SEPT 12th 1849 horizontally and SHARPS’ RIFLE CO / PAT. APR. 6, 1869 vertically. Double set triggers, smooth crescent steel buttplate. Un-graduated folding leaf rear sight with Lawrence Patent marked base, dove tailed blade front sight. According to the accompanying letter this rifle was part of a shipment of 10 .44 caliber sporting rifles in a variety of configurations shipped to Carlos Gove & Son of Denver on October 25, 1875. According to the Sharps factory Order Book #2, the letter confirms that this rifle was shipped with a 30” full octagonal barrel, open sights, double set triggers, oil finished stocks and .44 caliber without a specified case length. Fewer Sharps rifles are more desirable than those from the period of Western expansion during the late 1870s and early 1880s, with definitive proof of being shipped out west. This one is a very nice example of a western-used Sharps, shipped to a desirable Denver retailer almost a year before the Little Bighorn massacre and at the height of the western push and tensions with the native tribes. Good to very good. Barrel retains strong traces of its blued finish, mixed with a somewhat streaky plum-brown patina. Barrel is mostly smooth with some scattered surface oxidation, light pinpricking and very minor pitting in a couple of small areas. The case hardened frame, lock, lever and hammer retain none of their finish and are a medium pewter gray with the same streaky brown patina found on the balance of the rifle. Rifle is mechanically excellent with a very good, mostly bright bore with scattered light pitting, mostly near the chamber. Stock good to very good, with numerous handling bumps and dings. Overall a solid, very early production “1874” model before that designation was in regular use, even by Sharps. $10,000 - $15,000

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354 Heavy Barrel Meacham Sharps Rifle .45-2 7/8” (.45-110 or 120), 30” heavy octagonal barrel, S/N C,32031. Barrel is numbered 36815 as is matching fore-end. Barrel measures .58” across the flats. Barrel marked: OLD RELIABLE in a rectangular cartouche with angled edges, and SHARPS RIFLE CO. BRIDGEPORT, CONN. forward of the rear sight and 45 / CALIBRE / 2 7/8 at the breech. Lawrence patent marked rear sight base. Lock marked C SHARPS’ PAT / OCT 5th 1852. Folding leaf rear sight, German silver blade front sight. Blued finish, case hardened frame, walnut stock with checkered wrist and Schnabel fore-end. Double set triggers. A very nice example of a used, but not abused, heavy-barreled Meachum Sharps in a serious caliber. About very good. Retains some original blue on the barrel, which shows significant thinning and fading and has blended with a smooth plum brown patina. All markings remain crisp and clear. Case hardened frame retaining some traces of the original colors, having mostly faded and dulled and developed an oxidized brown patina. Buttplate and nosecap with no colors, and a plum patina. Mechanically functional, good bore with strong rifling and scattered pitting. Stock good with wear, and a significant number of bumps, dings and mars. A short repaired crack is present on the reverse at the fore-end tip, and where the fore-end meets the frame. $4,000 - $6,000

355 **Winchester Model 1892 SRC .44-40 caliber, 14” round barrel, S/N 977828. Saddle ring carbine, blue finish, wood stock and forearm. Marked on the left side of barrel Model 92. Listed in the Firearms Curio or Relics List on page 41. Barrel and magazine tube retaining most of the blue finish. Frame has some original blue finish with some flaking on the bottom of the frame. Some flaking on the side of the frame. Imprint of the saddle ring on the left side in the blue finish. Stock and forearm has some light nicks and dings. Overall an excellent example of this rare arm with short barrel and in the best caliber. $6,000 - $9,000

356 Shiloh Arms Co Sharps Rifle .45 caliber, 33.25” octagonal barrel length, S/N 7268. Markings on top of the barrel “Old Reliable” next to “C. Sharps Arms Co. Inc.” The left side of the frame is marked in 2 lines with Shiloh rifle address. Blue barrel with case color frame, lever, trigger, Vernier rear tang sight and front sight. Walnut stock with “Old Reliable” marked buttplate. Left side of the butt stock has a cheek piece. The gun is in like new condition retaining most of the blue finish on the barrel and vibrant case color. The stock is in excellent condition. Bore is excellent and mechanically excellent. $1,500 - $3,000 SEE DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS, ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS AND CONDITION REPORTS OF ALL LOTS AT COWANS.COM

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357 *Ruger Ranch Rifle .223 caliber, 20” barrel (with flash hider), S/N 187-69896. Walnut stock, includes steel scope rings and magazine. Excellent overall condition. $700 - $900

358 Percussion Halfstock Trade Rifle BY J.Henry .480 bore diameter, 34” barrel length, no S/N. Top of the barrel flat marked “Henry.” The lock is marked “P.S.M. & Co.” over “Warrented” and engraved with a pointing dog and 2 ducks. The lock also has scroll and border engraving. Brass fore-end cap, trigger guard and butt plate. Walnut stock and brown barrel. Rear Buckhorn sight and German silver front blade sight. Left side of the butt stock has cheek piece. The barrel retains little of the brown finish with some flaking but mostly blending to a plum patina. The brass furniture has a nice mustard patina. The stock is good and does have a crack running from the fore-end cap back towards the lock. The bore is good with some pitting. The hammer will not stay in the cocked position. $800 - $1,200

359 Half Stock Percussion Rifle .32 caliber, 40” octagonal barrel, notched rear sight, blade front sight. Marked on top of the barrel W M Byman. 1860. Maple stock with brass inlays. Brass furniture, pewter tip. Forward action percussion lock with a stippled finish. Barrel with some original brown finish turning plum. Brass has been cleaned and begun to darken. Stock has some nicks and dings. $1,000 - $1,500

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360 **Winchester Model 53 Takedown Rifle 25-20 caliber, 22” round tapered barrel, S/N 2021. Marked on the left side of the barrel Model 53, Takedown. Walnut stock and forearm. Retaining much of the original blue finish. Frame has some flaking. Stock and forearm have some nicks and dings. Bore is very good. $1,000 - $1,500

361 Half-Stock Percussion Indian Rifle .45 caliber, 34” octagonal barrel, notched rear barrel sight, blade front sight. Walnut stock with tacked designs and cheek piece on both sides of the stock. A silver inlay on the cheek piece. Part of the trigger is broken off. Two animal skin repairs on to the front of the lock going down the barrel just short of the rear barrel sight and one around the wrist. Both are sewn with sinew. This is a great Indian used rifle, leather has nice natural black patina that blends with the rifle throughout. $3,500 - $6,000

362 **Abercrombie & Fitch Single Shot Shotgun 12 gauge, 32” barrel, S/N 41200, modified choke. Marked on the barrel Made in Italy, Abercrombie & Fitch. Highly polished blue finish with case colored engraved frame. Checkered pistol grip stock with checkered fore-end. Beautifully scrolled engraving. 14” LOP with recoil pad. Barrel retains most of the blue finish. Frame still retains most of the bright vivid case coloring. Stock and fore-end are excellent. Bore is excellent. Action is tight. $1,500 - $2,500

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363 *Safety Harbor Ultramag 50 Rifle with ATN Scope .510 DTC, 22” barrel (27.5” including muzzle brake), S/N 0359. Parkerized finish, synthetic stock. Bolt action, magazine-fed .50 rifle in the California legal .510 DTC caliber. Pistol grip, fully adjustable Magul buttstock, Safety Harbor bi-pod. With ATN 12-36 x 80 variable scope with illuminated bullet drop reticle and covers. Fine, showing minimal use. Retains nearly all the Parkerized finish, with minor scuffing and handling marks, stock in similar condition. Mechanically functional, fine bore. Good optics. Battery is dead, so illumination could not be assessed. $3,000 - $5,000

364 Antique Cane Gun “L”-shaped stag handle. 33.5” length, fires a blank. Wood body. Excellent condition. $1,000 - $1,500

365 Rifleman’s Pouch and Tools Leather pouch measures 7” x 9”. Flap with very faint patterns of small circles forming the perimeter and another pattern parallel to it 1” immediately above. Unusual 4” vertical line of the tiny circles as well on the flap. Items inside the pouch include a shot measuring tool and bullet mold marked JL1. Hand-sewn stitching on right side to secure the handle to the bag and left side is void of stitching. The perimeters of the bag are void of the original stitching. The bag does retain some of its hand-sewn stitching in areas and is still capable of carrying objects. The leather bag displays some crazing. $1,000 - $1,500

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366 *Colt Python Hunter Revolver Belonging to Joe Foss 357 magnum caliber, 8” vented barrel length, S/N VA2097. Blue finish, checkered rubber grips with Colt medallions, Colt Leupold scope. This revolver is pictured in Sports Illustrated Magazine August 7, 1989 on pages 56 & 57 with article on” Joe: Top Gun.” There is a letter dated 10 Sept 96: Dear Jim, My Colt Python S.NO VA2097 is in great shape. I just never had the time to go on the hunting trip. I had dreamed of. As I mentioned it has rarely been fired. I wish you the best with it. MY best Wishes Joe Foss. Joe Foss was a highly decorated World War II Veteran. He was a Metal of Honor Winner, President of the NRA, Commissioner of the American Football, Television Broadcaster and Spokesperson, but more importantly he was a great American. Excellent to mint. $8,000 - $12,000

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367 Cased Factory Engraved Colt Root Revolver .265 caliber, 3.5” octagonal barrel, fluted cylinder, S/N 25309. Engraved with factory ivory grips. Brass Colt marked bullet mold with iron sprue cutter. Colt marked Eagle flask. The original mahogany case with purple lined partitions. Revolver is very sharp and crisp with some original plating remaining. The cylinder is mostly gray metal. Ivory grips with nice mellowed yellow look. The case has been relined. Mold is excellent some very minor staining on the iron sprue cutter. Flask still retains some of the original finish. Case is very good. $3,500 - $5,000

368 Cased Set of Philadelphia Deringers Made For A.J.Plate San Fransico .40 caliber, 1.75” barrels, marked on top of the barrel Made for A.J.Plate San Francisco. Marked Deringer Philadelphia with a “P” on the left side of the breech. Engraved back-action locks marked Deringer Philadelphia. German silver inlays with checkered walnut stocks. Barrels retain most of the original brown finish. Locks have nice gray to light brown patina. Locks are very sharp and crisp. Stocks are excellent. The box is an original from the period that has been relined and refitted to house this pair of pistols. $4,000 - $6,000

369 Colt Baby Dragoon Percussion Revolver .31 caliber, 5” octagonal barrel, S/N 10040 - all matching including the wedge, 1849 production. “First Transition” model. Blued and case hardened finish, silvered backstrap and trigger guard, walnut grip. Barrel with 2-line “Left Hand” address with flanking dashes. Cylinder with oval stop slots and “Ranger & Indian” fight scene. Single safety pin on rear of cylinder. A very nice, complete and correct example of a Baby Dragoon from the Gold Rush era. Very good overall. All matching numbers, barrel with some original blued finish, the balance a medium smoky gray patina with moderate pinpricking scattered along its length. Frame with a silvery patina and some darker mottling suggesting the original case hardened finish. Cylinder with some of the original scene visible, but showing some oxidized surface roughness and light pitting as well. Brass retaining some original silver plating. Mechanically functional, good bore with decent rifling and moderate pitting. Grips good, with some light sanding and good fit. $3,500 - $5,000 146

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370 Pettengill Navy Percussion Revolver .34 caliber, 4.625” octagonal barrel, S/N 555. Blued finish, walnut grips. Top strap marked in two lines: Pettengills / Patent 1856. Matching serial number 555 on bottom of gripstrap, bottom of barrel, cylinder, loading lever and inside both grips. Double-action only, concealed hammer 6-shot revolver. Approximately 900 were manufactured during the late 1850s. Good. Void of finish with light to moderate pitting on the frame and barrel and some moderate surface oxidation. Fair bore with moderate pitting. Double-action mechanism is functional but has timing and indexing issues that require attention. Grips are crisp and fine, with one tiny surface grain crack at the escutcheon on the right grip. $1,000 - $1,500

371 Colt Model 1849 Pocket Revolver .31 caliber, 4” octagonal barrel length, S/N 319592 (visible numbers matching). Marking on top of the barrel in single line with Colt New York address. Left side of the frame marked “Colts Patent” and “.31 CAL” above trigger guard. Stagecoach cylinder scene. Blue barrel, cylinder and trigger. Case color frame, ejector and hammer. Brass trigger guard and back strap. Varnished walnut grips. The barrel retains some of the blue with wear to the high edges and muzzle. Cylinder scene is good retaining some of the blue blending with a silvery gray patina. The frame and ejector retain some of the case color but mostly blending to a patina. Mustard patina back strap with very good grips. Grips do have nicks and dings. Bore is good with some pitting near the muzzle. Mechanically good. $1,200 - $1,800 SEE DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS, ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS AND CONDITION REPORTS OF ALL LOTS AT COWANS.COM

372 Cased S&W 1st Model 5th Type & Gutta Percha Case .22RF Short, 3.25” octagonal barrel, S/N 5501, 1859 production. Blued finish, silver-plated rounded brass frame, 7-shot cylinder, rosewood grips. Matching assembly number “3” on face of barrel web, face of cylinder and brass frame under left grip. Both grips serial numbered to the gun. No barrel or cylinder markings are visible. Original early variant Smith & Wesson gutta percha box with embossed Smith & Wesson revolver on lid and the three-line legend: MANUFACTURED ONLY BY / SMITH & WESSON / SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS. Interior with embossed purple pillow in lid and maroon velvet lining. Cartridge block with 56 holes, 54 containing old .22RF Short cartridges. Brass cleaning rod included as well. Good overall. Revolver has been cleaned and retains no finish. Barrel now has a mottled oxidized brown patina. Frame with a deep butterscotch patina. Mechanically functional. Fair bore is moderately pitted. Grips about very good with traces of varnish, bumps and dings. Case good to very good with a chip out of the lower front right corner and a larger repaired chip at the same area. Interior lining and pillow faded and dulled. Cartridges heavily oxidized. $1,500 - $2,500

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Sporting Arms — Hand Guns 373 **Colt Lighting Revolver .38 Long Colt, 4.5” round barrel, S/N 152807, matching, 1904 production. Blued and case hardened finish, hard rubber grips. Two-line Colt barrel address, three-line frame patent mark with rampant Colt logo, COLT. D.A. 38 barrel mark. Double-action mechanism, bull’s-eye ejector rod head. Very fine to excellent. Retains nearly all of the original factory blued finish on the barrel, thinning on the gripstrap and backstrap. Frame retains most of the original vivid case coloring some minor fading and dulling. Hammer with polished sides and bright niter blue top and spur. Mechanically functional. Very good bore with scattered light pitting. Hard rubber grips very fine, remaining crisp and pencil numbered “807” on their interiors, matching the revolver serial number. An outstanding Colt Lightning that any collector would be proud to own. $1,500 - $2,000

374 Prop Gun Used in Cole Younger’s Wild West Show with Certified Letter and Ticket for Jesse James’ Gravesite .427” rifled bore (probably .44-40), 6” octagonal barrel, S/N 414. Possibly an Iver Johnson, but unmarked. Double-action, solid frame, with loading gate. Probably originally blued, but now with a flat, black painted finish. Hard rubber grips with embossed decorations and initials scratched on the inside. This revolver was used as a prop gun (probably firing blanks) in Cole Younger’s Wild West Show, and is accompanied by a wonderful period letter detailing this provenance. Cole Younger was a member of the infamous James-Younger Gang, whose members included brothers Frank & Jesse James and the Younger brothers; Cole, Jim, John and Bob (at various times). The gang had its origin in the Civil War, where Cole Younger and Frank James initially fought for the Confederacy under the leadership of infamous Confederate “bushwhacker” William Clarke Quantrill and later under the equally infamous “Bloody Bill” Anderson. Jesse joined the Confederate guerrillas under Anderson in 1864. After the war, the “un-reconstructed” Confederates found adjustment to peaceful civilian life difficult and it is believed they were involved in their first bank robbery in February 1866 when the Clay County Savings Association was robbed. Over the next decade, the gang would be involved in numerous bank, train and stagecoach robberies, becoming legends in their own time and attaining almost mythical, “Robin Hood”-like status among the common people of Missouri and the surrounding states. During their career, many members of the gang came came and went, but the core leaders Frank & Jesse James and Cole Younger remained fairly constant. The gang’s career came to an end in 1876 after the failed robbery of the First National Bank of Northfield, MN. Both of the James brothers were wounded during the raid, as were the three Younger brothers that participated (Cole, Jim & Bob), all three of which were eventually captured. The three Younger brothers were eventually tried, plead guilty and given life sentences. Bob Younger died in prison, while Cole and Jim were paroled in 1901, but were required to remain in Minnesota. In 1903 Cole was pardoned and required to leave the state. He returned to Missouri and joined a wild west show that had been started by Frank James, in an attempt to cash in on their outlaw fame. Cole Younger died on March 21, 1916 at the age of 72. The accompanying letter that provides the provenance for this revolver is written in old iron gall ink that has oxidized to a rich brown color, and is dated July 03, 1914 in the header, less than two years before Younger’s death. It reads: This stove blacked pistol was given to my father Walter Gamel 2 years ago by Mr. Cole Younger of Lee Summit, Missoura (sic). We helped him with his Wild West Show items. My father placed it with the MoArkLa Indian Agency. The letter is singed Ralph Gomel, Halfway, Missoura May 16, 1946 and is stamped with the MO-ARK-LA (Missouri Arkansas - Louisiana) Indian Agency embossed seal. The letter is contained in a MO-ARK-LA 148

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Indian Agency printed envelope with the return address reading Colonel Walter Gamel / Chief Indian Agent / General Delivery - Buffalo, Missouri with an embossed 2 cent stamp. The envelope also contains a ticket that reads: COLE YOUNGER / LEE’S SUMMIT, MISSOURI / 1 FREE VISIT / JESSE JAMES’ GRAVESITE and is dated 1914. The pistol and documents are contained in a old wooden EL FANTEE cigar box. This is a wonderful opportunity to own a legitimate piece of real Wild west history with association to one of the most famous and notable gangs of the era. Good overall. Retains much of the period applied black painted finish. Double-action mechanism is functional, but the trigger return spring does not work. The hammer does not hold full cock in single action mode. Bore is good. Hard rubber grips are about fine, without breaks or cracks. Accompanying letter is in good condition with some minor rips and tears. $1,500 - $3,000 BID LIVE ONLINE AT BIDSQUARE.COM


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375 Colt Frontier Six Shooter Revolver .45 caliber, 7.5” round barrel length, S/N HN 50170. Marking on top of the barrel in singleline with Colt Hartford address. Left side of the frame marked in 3 lines with patent dates. Trigger guard marked “.45 CAL.” Six-shot fluted cylinder. Nickel finish with ivory grips. This is a condemned military Colt that was sold on the commercial market. The front sight is an addition. The notches on the backstrap were added for shoulder stock. Retains most of the nickel finish with wear to the left side of the barrel near the muzzle. The ejector has wear on the right side and bottom. The frame near the cylinder on each side shows wear. The grips are good with a very pleasing yellowing patina. Bore is good with some pitting throughout. Mechanically good. $2,000 - $3,000

376 Colt Frontier Six Shooter Revolver .44 caliber, 5.5” barrel length, S/N 124608 (ca 1889). Top of the barrel marked in single-line with Colt Hartford address. Left side of the barrel marked “Colt Frontier Six Shooter.” Left side of the frame marked in 3 lines with patent dates. Trigger guard marked “.44 CAL.” Six-shot fluted cylinder. Blue finish on barrel and cylinder. Case colored frame and black checkered hard rubber grips. Grips have rampant Colt logo at the top of each side and eagle motif on the bottom of each side. Retains some of the blue on the barrel and cylinder but mostly blending from a gray to plum patina. Wear to the edges and cylinder. Frame has traces of case color blending with the patina. The grips are good. Bore is good. Mechanically good. $1,500 - $2,000

377 **Colt 45 Single Action Army Revolver Marked Wells Fargo & Co. .45 Colt caliber, 5.5” barrel length, S/N 304546 (ca. 1908). Top of the barrel marked in single line with Colt Hartford address. Left side of the barrel marked “.45 Colt.” Left side of the frame marked with patent dates next to rampant Colt logo. Bottom of the back strap marked “W.F. & Co.” Six-shot fluted cylinder. Blue finish with black checkered grips. Grips have a rampant Colt logo at the top of each side. This revolver retains some of the blue finish but mostly blending to a darker patina with wear to the edges and muzzle. Markings are good on the barrel and frame. The Wells Fargo markings are on the bottom of the backstrap are faint and blending to a patina. Grips are good but show age with smoothing of the checkering. Bore is good and can clean to better. Mechanically good. $3,000 - $5,000

378 Colt DA. 38 Lightning Revolver .38 caliber, 3.5” barrel length, S/N 106582 (ca 1897). Top of the barrel marked in two lines with Colt Hartford address. Left side of the barrel marked “Colt D.A. .38.” Left side of the frame marked in 3 lines with patent dates next to rampant Colt logo. Six-shot fluted cylinder. Blue finish on the barrel, cylinder, back strap and trigger guard. Case color frame with pearl grips. Retains most of the blue finish on the barrel and cylinder with wear to the edges and muzzle. The frame has vibrant case color. The grips are very good. Bore is very good and mechanically very good. $1,500 - $2,500

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379 Cased Colt Volcanic Pistol .41 caliber, 8” octagonal barrel, S/N 1402. Brass frame. Marked on the top of the barrel, Volcanic Arms Co. Has period ivory grips. Cased in a partitioned box lined in red velvet with four cartridges. Barrel is mostly grey to brown mixing with some pitting. Markings are thin but readable. Brass with mustard color patina. Ivory grips with some old age cracking. Case is modern with a reproduction label. Looks very nice. $6,000 - $8,000

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380 Colt Single Action Artillery Revolver .45 caliber, 5.5” barrel length, S/N 36132 (all visible numbers matching). Left side of the frame marked in three lines with patent dates. Above the trigger guard on left side marked “.45 CAL.” Six-shot fluted cylinder. Blue barrel, ejector and cylinder. Case color frame with walnut grips. The barrel, ejector and cylinder retain some of th blue but mostly blending to plum patina. The cylinder shows wear on the edges and has cylinder drag from rotation. The frame retains little of the case color blending to a plum patina. The grips are good but do show nicks and dings. Bore is good to very good and mechanically very good. $1,000 - $1,500

381 *Engraved Gold Inlay Uberti S&W Schofield Revolver .45 L.C. caliber, 7” barrel length, S/N FO9132. Left side of the barrel marked “CAL .45 L.C.” over “Stoeger Accokeek, MD. - A. Uberti-Italy.” Right side of the barrel marked in single line with patent dates. Bottom of the barrel is marked Uberti and the bottom of the back strap is marked “US.” The frame, cylinder and barrel are all engraved with a floral pattern. The frame, cylinder and barrel have a gold inlaid border. Blue finish with case color trigger guard and hammer. Pearl grips. This is finely detailed engraved and inlaid Uberti S&W Schofield revolver retaining all the blue finish with vibrant case colors. The grips are excellent. The bore is bright and shiny and mechanically excellent. Like new. $1,500 - $2,500

382 **Colt Single Action Revolver with Holster .45 caliber, 5.5” round barrel, S/N 315576. Nickel finish with pearl grips. Entire revolver has been refinished. Pearl grips are very good. Comes with a period leather holster. $1,000 - $1,500

383 Smith & Wesson 38-44 Heavy Duty Model Revolver .38 special caliber, 4”barrel, S/N S90098. Nickel-plated finish, pearl grips with four gold pieces, three Mexican Pesos, and one American one dollar gold piece. Corners of the grips have been reinforced with 10K gold. Carved pearl grips with a long horn steer, horns are gold. Backstrap is marked Austin PD 114. Revolver has been refinished. Retaining most of the nickel-plated finish. Grips are excellent. $1,000 - $2,000

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384 **Colt Single Action Army Revolver .45 caliber, 4.75” barrel, S/N 197554. Barrel marked with two-line Hartford address, and the caliber on the left side. The left side of the frame is marked with patent dates and rampant Colt logo. With checkered hard rubber grips with the initials AH inscribed on the underside. The majority of the finish is a flat, gunmetal patina. The underside of the barrel has several small dings to the metal. Some of the case coloring is lightly visible in some small areas of the trigger guard. The bore and mechanics are excellent. $2,000 - $4,000

385 *Custom Cutaway of a Colt Single Action Army Revolver .45 caliber, 4.75” barrel length, S/N SA92977. Left side of the barrel marked “Colt Single Action Army .45.” Left side of the frame marked in 2 lines with the patent dates next to rampant Colt logo. Six-shot fluted cylinder. Left side is a cutaway to show the internal workings. Nickel finish with blue hammer, trigger and screw heads. Smooth walnut grips with rampant Colt medallion logo on the right side. Comes with the factory letter detailing the description of the gun. Interesting to note that in the remarks section of the letter it states, that 100 units were produced to various specifications. This firearm retains most of the finish throughout with sharp and crisp markings. The grips are excellent. Nice custom cutaway to show internal workings and in original custom Colt box. Like new in the box. $2,000 - $3,500

386 Colt Pocket Navy Conversion Revolver, Engraved “Deadwood Dick” .38 centerfire caliber, 5.375” barrel, S/N 44059. With matching numbers throughout. The barrel is plugged in the loading lug area, with an ejector rod attached to the right side. Barrel marked: Address Col. Saml Colt New-York U.S. America. The left side of the frame is marked Pat. July 25, 1871 over Pat. July 2, 1872. The five-shot cylinder displays the roll-engraved stagecoach scene. Nickel finish, with old ivory grips. The backstrap is engraved in Old English script, Deadwood Dick, while the underside of the butt is engraved Nat Love in cursive. Nat Love, also known as “Deadwood Dick”, was born a slave in Davidson County, Tennessee. When slavery was abolished, Love headed West to become a cowboy and worked ranch jobs in Kansas and Arizona. He earned the nickname “Deadwood Dick” after entering a cowboy contest in Deadwood, Dakota Territory, on July 4th, 1876. The nickel finish is present throughout the majority of the revolver with some light pitting on the barrel, and scratches throughout. Some brass is exposed on the trigger guard. The ivory grips show some age cracks, with a repair on the left side. The bore and action are good. $2,000 - $4,000

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387 Colt SA Sheriff’s Model .45 caliber, 3.5” round barrel, with two line barrel address, S/N 77638. Blue finish with case hardened frame, three line patent date on the left side of the frame, caliber markings n the left side forward flat of the trigger guard. Blued backstrap and trigger guard with one-piece walnut grips. All numbers match. This revolver was featured in an article by Ron Organ. Factory records listed it as a Sheriff’s model with 3.5” barrel, 45 caliber, blue with walnut grips and shipped to Spencer Bartlett 2-25-1882. This revolver was sent back and the frame was updated to smokeless powder, by reinforcing the sides of the frame. A very interesting factory modification. The cylinder, barrel, backstrap, and trigger guard have the original blue finish. The barrel, cylinder, backstrap and trigger guard retain a lot of the original blue finish mixing with some plum. Frame still retains traces of the factory case colors mixing with a silvery grey. Grips are excellent with a nice open-grained look. $15,000 - $30,000

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388 Royal Irish Constabulary Double Action .45 Caliber Revolver .45 caliber, 4.5” barrel, S/N 12383. Left side of barrel with two proof marks. Top of frame stamped Liddle & Kaeling San Francisco. Cylinder embellished with a few small sections of engraved scrollwork. Left side of frame stamped Webley Patent with stamped initials W&S and logo. Ivory grips with swivel ring attached to bottom of the butt strap. Metal surfaces with consistent moderate pitting. Very good. $1,000 - $1,500

390 *S&W Model 19 .357 magnum, 2.5” round barrel with under lug, S/N 8K87265. Nickel finish, case hardened hammer and trigger, checkered wood grips with gold Smith & Wesson medallions. Matte top strap, adjustable rear sight, ramp front sight. In original gray factory cardboard box with end label serial numbered to the gun and confirming the configuration and finish. Original cleaning kit in box. About excellent, and possibly unfired since purchase. Retains nearly all of the original nickel finish with a light turn ring on the cylinder. The hammer and trigger retain nearly all of their vivid case coloring. Fine bore. Mechanically functional, but action is somewhat stiff, possibly from old, dried grease or oil in the action. Crisp grips showing only some minor handling marks and a few minor scuffs. $800 - $1,200 154

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389 *Colt Service Model Ace .22LR, 5” barrel, S/N SM14851. Blued finish, checkered walnut grips with gold Colt medallions. This is the “reintroduction” of the Service Ace, circa 1978, when Colt upgraded the model to current “Gold Cup” standards in terms of sights and cosmetics. The re-introduced Service Ace remained in the line-up for about four years, with serial numbers appearing interspersed from about SM 14,XXX to the 43,XXX range. Left side of slide marked COLT SERVICE/MODEL and with ACE (in a diamond), as well as with .22 LONG/RIFLE and with the rampant Colt logo. The right side is marked with the ACE (in a diamond) logo. Left frame marked COLT’S PT. F.A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD, CONN. U.S.A. Adjustable rear sight; blade front sight. Extra magazine is included. Fine overall. Retains most of the original factory blued finish, with some light wear. Mechanically functional, bright, fine bore. Grips very fine and crisp. $1,500 - $2,500

391 *S&W Model 19 .357 magnum, 4” round barrel with partial under lug, S/N 7K78982. Nickel finish, case hardened hammer and trigger, checkered wood grips with gold Smith & Wesson medallions. Matte grooved top strap, adjustable rear sight, ramp front sight, trigger with serrated face. In original gray factory cardboard box with end label serial numbered to the gun and confirming the configuration and finish. About excellent, and possibly unfired since purchase. Retains nearly all of the original nickel finish with a light turn ring on the cylinder. The hammer and trigger retain nearly all of their vivid case coloring. Fine bore. Mechanically excellent. Crisp grips showing only some minor handling marks and a few minor scuffs. $800 - $1,200 BID LIVE ONLINE AT BIDSQUARE.COM


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392 *S&W Model 19 .357 magnum, 6” round barrel with partial under lug, S/N 9K62504. Nickel finish, case hardened hammer and trigger, checkered wood grips with gold Smith & Wesson medallions. Matte grooved top strap, adjustable rear sight, ramp front sight, trigger with serrated face. In original gray factory cardboard box with end label serial numbered to the gun and confirming the configuration and finish. Original cleaning kit in box as well. About excellent, and possibly unfired since purchase. Retains nearly all of the original nickel finish with a light turn ring on the cylinder. The hammer and trigger retain nearly all of their vivid case coloring. Fine bore. Mechanically excellent. Crisp grips showing only some minor handling marks and a few minor scuffs. $800 - $1,200

393 *Colt Python .357 magnum, 6” round barrel with ventilated rib, S/N V39519. Nickel finish, gold rampant Colt medallion checkered wood grips. Standard two-line Python barrel marking on left and single line Colt marking on right, rampant Colt on left side of frame. Adjustable rear sight, ramp front sight, matte top strap and barrel rib. Near excellent, possibly unfired since purchase. Retains nearly all of the original nickel finish with a light turn ring on the cylinder. Excellent bore and mechanics. Fine grips, with only very light handling marks. $2,000 - $3,000

394 **S&W Model Hand Ejector 1st Change Round Butt Target Model .38 Special, 6.5” round barrel, S/N 60553. Blued finish, case hardened hammer and trigger, hard rubber grips. Barrel with two-line address and patent information, ending with the Feb. 6, 06 date. Butt and rear of cylinder with matching serial numbers, right grip panel numbered to the gun as well. Adjustable target rear sight and target blade front sight. A very scarce, early round butt target mode in nice condition. Very good. Retains some original blue on the barrel and left side of the frame, with the right side mostly void of finish and with some old added blue. Hammer and trigger retain most of their vivid case hardened colors. Mechanically functional, fine bore. Hard rubber grips fine, showing minor handling marks and some small dings, but remaining crisp. $1,000 - $1,500

395 ***M-10 Machinegun .45 caliber, 12” barrel with flash suppressor, S/N 1-3 006230. Parkerized finish. Extra magazines. Also included is a .22 caliber conversion unit. Plus an extra 45 caliber barrel. Frame marked Ingram M-10 Military Armament Corp. This is on a form 4. Bores are excellent. Retaining most of the original finish. Excellent overall. $2,000 - $3,000

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397 *Colt Police Positive .38 Special CTG., 4” barrel length, S/N 07067R. Markings on the left side of the barrel “Police Positive” over “.38 Special CTG.”. Left side of frame marked with rampant Colt logo. Right side of the barrel marked in single line with Colt Hartford address. Six-shot fluted cylinder. Blue finish throughout with checkered walnut grips. Retains most of the original blue finish throughout. All the markings are sharp and crisp. The grips are very good with very little wear. Bore is excellent and mechanically excellent. $800 - $1,200

396 *Cased James Bond Walther PPK/S, Formerly Owned by Sean Connery 9mm Kurtz caliber, 3.25” barrel, S/N 000455. Marked on the right side of the slide Interarms Alexander Va.; on the left side of the frame is engraved 007 JAMES BOND. Certificate of Ownership, this pistol is like the one used in the movie “Never Say Never Again(007),” 1983. With badge and ID. Excellent overall. $2,000 - $4,000 156

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398 *Colt Diamondback .38 Special Revolver .38 special CTG. caliber, 4” vent ribbed barrel length, S/N D11940. Marking on the left side of the barrel “DIAMONDBACK” over “.38 SPECIAL CTG.” Left side of the frame marked with a rampant Colt logo. Right side of the barrel marked “COLT’S PT FA MFG. CO. HARTFORD CT USA.” Six-shot fluted cylinder. Blue finish with checkered walnut grips. Grips have gold medallion rampant Colt logo on each side. Overall excellent condition. Retains most of the blue finish throughout. The markings are sharp and crisp. The bore is very good and can clean to better. The grips are excellent. Mechanically excellent. $1,500 - $2,000 BID LIVE ONLINE AT BIDSQUARE.COM


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399 *Colt Government Model 1911 WWI Replica Pistol, Carbonia Blue Finish, New in Box .45 caliber, 5” barrel length, S/N 3498WMK. Left side of the slide action marked in 2 lines with patent dates next to Colt Hartford address. Near the end of the action is a rampant Colt logo. Left side of the frame marked “United States Property.” Right side of the slide action marked “Model of 1911 U.S. Army.” Blue finish with checkered walnut grips. Comes in original Colt box. This is a limited edition of 4,000 guns manufactured. Retains nearly all the finish. Grips are excellent. Bore is excellent and mechanically excellent. Like new in the box. $1,800 - $2,200

400 **Colt Single Action Revolver 38-40 caliber, 4.75” barrel, S/N 265378, circa 1905. Two-line barrel address, two-line patent dates on the frame. Hard rubber grips. Barrel is mostly light gray to brown with some traces of blue around the barrel at the frame. Frame is gray to brown with light brown staining. Backstrap and trigger guard with traces of blue finish blending with some plum patina. Part of the trigger screw is missing on the right side of the frame. Overall a sharp and crisp revolver. $1,000 - $1,500

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401 Early Belgium Pinfire Revolver 11mm caliber, 6.5” part octagonal-to-round barrel. Blue finish, walnut grips with lanyard ring. Retaining most of the blue finish. Grips are excellent. Hammer with polished finish. Overall excellent. $1,000 - $1,500

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402 Contemporary Cased Pair of German Percussion Pistols by Johann Kuchenreuter .420 bore diameter. 6.5” tapered barrels with a gold cartouche on top of the breeches. Gilt and deep relief engraved buttcap, triggeruard and rear ferule. Breech has folding rear leaf sight. Deeply chiseled lockplate and hammer. Walnut stock with raised carving around the tang and trigger guard and around the rear ramrod ferule. Ramrods are replacements. All metal is gunmetal gray with some staining. Stocks are very good, more than likely varnished over. $1,500 - $2,500

403 Wooden handgun Case 14.5” x 10.5” case with brass escutcheon inset on the top of the lid. Keyhole (void of key) on side and interior of box needs to be re-lined and formated. The bottom of the box is covered in a contemporary woven material. Exterior is excellent. Interior needs work. $1,000 - $2,000

404 Wooden Gun Case for Colt Model 1862 Police Pistol 14” x 7” x 3.5” wood case. Interior of box with royal blue interior velvet lining. Lot further includes a full cartridge box for the UMC .38 caliber long rimfire cartridges. Excellent. $1,000 - $2,000

405 Original Case for a Set of Percussion Pistols A case made of finely figured walnut wood, with nameplate escutcheon. Blue Navy cloth lined partitioned for accessories. Totally original and in very fine condition. $750 - $1,200

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406 Remington New Model 58 owned by W.C. Barney of Yuma, Arizona Territory .44 caliber, 8” barrel length with exposed thread near cylinder, S/N 41228. Marking on top of the barrel is of the period “W.C. Barney Yuma, AT”. Blue finish with brass trigger guard and walnut grips. The grips are hand carved with a checkered pattern. Documentation on W.C. Barney is included with the lot including census records and copies of newspaper clipping’s. W.C. Barney was a gunsmith, locksmith and lawman. Born in 1847 from Nantucket, Massachusetts he moved with his parents in 1860 to Santa Cruz, California. In the 1870’s and 1880’s records have him listed as living in Yuma, Arizona Territory and worked as a locksmith and gunsmith. By 1881, he is listed with a residence in Reno, Nevada and employed as a gunsmith and lawman. The metal parts are mostly a patina brown mixing with light pitting and staining. The brass trigger guard has a patina. The grips are hand carved with a checkered pattern with nick and dings. Bore is pitted. Action is good but cylinder is not indexing. $2,500 - $3,000

407 Colt Army Cut Down Used in 1874 Gunfight in Wichita, Kansas Killing William (Bad Billy) Hart .44 caliber, 6” barrel length, S/N 101869. Marking on top of the barrel in single line with Colt address. Bottom of the back strap is marked with Wichita, Kansas Police department evidence number IAO57-3028T. Blue finish on the barrel and cylinder. Case color frame with brass trigger guard and back strap. Walnut grips. Grips have a dotted circular pattern marked on them. Included in this lot is a hand written note about this firearm from western actor Bill Hart. Bill had this piece in his collection and gave it to J. Gonzalez-Vidal on February 2, 1936, which is outlined in the letter. Not to be confused, Bad Billy Hart was killed in a wild west shoot out in Wichita, Kansas, in 1874. This firearm was used in the shoot out and taken as evidence. The police department added the evidence number on the bottom of the back strap. This piece ended up in Bill Hart’s collection as he collected western firearms. A second letter from Ramona Vidal dated June 12, 1948, is verification to the first letter and included. A couple pictures of Bill Hart in character are present as well. All metal surfaces have a brown to plum patina mixing with light pitting. The grips have nicks and dings. Missing the lever and barrel has been cut down. The trigger guard has a yellowing patina. Bore is pitted. Mechanically fine. $2,000 - $2,500

408 Engraved Blackpowder Colt Single Action Army Revolver 44-40 caliber, 4.75” barrel, S/N 130598. Two-line barrel address, three-line patent markings, marked on the left side of trigger guard 44 cal. Blue and case colored finish, engrave with fine banknote-style scrolls and the entire frame is outlined in gold lines. Ivory grips. This revolver was used in many cowboy movies such as Bonanza, Gunsmoke, Maverick and much more. This revolver came from Stembridge arsenal which was purchased by the Peterson Museum. Along with this revolver comes documentation. Factory letter details 44-40, 4.75” barrel length, blue finish, Rubber grips. Shipped on December 6, 1889. Barrel and ejector retains most of the original blue finish. One small area of fine pitting on the left side of the barrel. Cylinder retains most of the blue finish with no wear. Frame retains all of the case colors. Backstrap and trigger guard retains all of the blue finish. Grips are excellent. $5,000 - $7,000

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Sporting Arms — Hand Guns 409 Colt Model 1878 Double Action Revolver and Holster Attributted to the Rose of Cimarron .45 caliber, 5.5” barrel length, S/N 7739. Top of the barrel marked in single line with Colt Hartford address. Left side of the trigger guard marked “.45 Cal.” Left side of the frame is period engraved in a circle with an image of a rose and “Rose of the Cimarron” in script. Six-shot fluted cylinder with nickel finish and black hard rubber grips. The grips are checkered and have rampant Colt logo at the top of each side. Also, included in this lot is a beautiful embossed leather holster. The “Rose of Cimarron,” also known as Rose Dunn, was born on September 5, 1878, and passed away at the age of 77 on June 11, 1955. From Oklahoma, Rose was the girlfriend of the infamous member of the Dalton and Doolin gang, George “Bittercreek” Newcomb. Western legend made Rose famous at the Battle of Ingalls by detailing her courageous act of attending to her badly wounded boyfriend, George. After, George was wounded in the gun fight with US Marshals, Rose ran from the safety of the Pierce Hotel with ammo and a Winchester to help George. Although this act has never been confirmed or reported in the official US Marshal’s report, it was detailed in the 1915 silent film “The Passing of the Oklahoma Outlaws.” Rose eventually left the outlaw lifestyle by marrying a prominent businessman and politician. She lived the rest of her years in silence and out of the public eye. Included with this lot is a supposed picture of Rose Dunn holding this Colt Model 1878 double-action revolver. Although, we can not confirm that this is the actual firearm, it is very similar. Also, this well known image of Rose has been debunked and is a female inmate that was used to tell the story of the Rose of Cimarron as the book “Bedside Book of Bad Girls : Outlaw Women of the Old West” by Michael Rutter. Retains most of the nickel finish with flaking on the barrel near the muzzle, on the frame and cylinder. Light staining throughout. The markings are sharp and crisp. The engraving on the left side was examined by an expert in vintage engraving and the engraving is consistent with late 19th or early 20th century. Bore is good. Mechanically fine. $5,000 - $7,000

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410 **Springfield Model 1903 Heavy Barrel Target Rifle 30-05 caliber, 30” round barrel, S/N 1266170, listed in DCM sales as a 30” HB target rifle. Blue finish, Lyman rear receiver sight, Winchester hooded front sight arsenal-installed rare Winchester B-4 Scope with fine cross hairs. Double set triggers, cork palm rest, checkered aluminum buttplate, walnut stock. Barrel action retains most of the original blue finish. Bolt is arsenal polished bright. The scope has clear optics. Stock is excellent with nice untouched open-grained wood. 30” target rifles are very hard to fine and seldom come up for sale in this top condition. $10,000 - $15,000

411 **1903 Springfield International Target Rifle 30-06 caliber, 28” heavy Winchester marked barrel, S/N 1265052. Blue finish, polished bolt, cork palm rest, double set triggers. Aluminum hook buttplate. Checkered pistol grip walnut stock. Barrel mounted with scope blocks. This is a rare Winchester barrel heavy barrel 1926 target rifle. Barrel action retains nearly all of the original blue finish. Stock is excellent with no blemishes. This is a very rare target rifle with Winchester barrel and in the best condition that can be found. $12,000 - $16,000

412 **Springfield Model 1903 Sporting Rifle .30-06 caliber, 26” barrel, S/N 1520923. Barrel marked SA over flaming bomb 5-28. Blue barrel and action, polished bolt, Lyman rear barrel sight. Walnut sporting rifle stock. Barrel and action retains nearly all of the original blue finish. Stock is excellent. Bore is mint. This serial number indicates one of the last of the Springfield Sporting rifles produced. $3,500 - $5,000

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413 **Springfield Model 1901 Krag Rifle with Pope Barrel .22 caliber, rare 26” barrel length, S/N 402882. Marked on the left side of the receiver Model 1898 Springfield Armory. Blue finish, walnut stock. The military stock is properly portioned for a 26” barrel. 1901 rear barrel sight. Stock is cartouche JSA/1902. U.S. Springfield Krag M1898 Short Rifle with 26” Stevens Pope 22 caliber barrel. Between 1901 and 1904, H.M. Pope joined a venture with The J. Stevens Arms Co. of Chicopee Falls, Mass. for production of a .22 caliber barrel to be retrofitted to U.S. Springfield Krag actions for small arms training purposes. Pope foresaw that a small caliber cartridge to be utilized for the U.S. military small arms training was needed because the cost of using a 30-40 cartridge for training purposes was cost prohibitive in the small unit field organizations’ budgets. Stevens thus was able to create a possible demand for the Pope designed .22 barrel by marketing such to various militia/national guard units between 1903 and 1905. Accordingly, in 1904, the Pennsylvania National Guard was the first state to recognize the advantages of a small caliber barrel for training purposes and placed an order for 100 barrels with Stevens. Thereafter, the Pennsylvania National Guard Chief of Ordnance notified/informed the U.S. Army Chief of Ordnance of the advantages to such an arm and also of the order with Stevens. Whereupon, the U.S. Army Chief of Ordnance advised that such was not authorized and such barrels should not be assembled to the Krag rifles. Apparently, this remonstration was unheeded not only by the national guard of Pennsylvania, but also by the national guards of Ohio, New Jersey and Washington who also placed orders with Stevens for the .22 caliber barrels. The exact number of barrels ordered and shipped to each of these states’ national guard units and actually installed is unknown as we as whether they were all 30” rifle barrels. However, the presumption has been that all were 30” rifle barrels due to the preponderance of infantry as compared to cavalry national guard units. However, at least one 22” barrel has been reported and assembled on a carbine previously in the William R. Mook collection. Whether there were more carbine barrels fabricated, much less shipped and assembled, is unkown. With only one .22 barreled carbine surfacing in over 110 plus years it may very well be that the carbine assembled with a 22” .22 barrel was a prototype assembled by Stevens in an attempt to gain orders which marketing efforts may not have been successful. Which brings us to this particular .22. This particular ‘short rifle’, S.N. 02892, has an original Stevens Pope 26” barrel and not a ‘cut-down’ 30” rifle barrel retrofitted to a M1898 Krag rifle. IT

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is marked “H.M> Pop” on the left side of the barrel near the breech end under the wood. The cartouche of “1902” matches the serial number range for production and the original assembly of this rifle as a 30-40 caliber weapon in Fiscal Year 1902. However, because of the shortened barrel, the stock forearm has been altered/cut-down to accommodate the barrel reduction. A wood filler was then added to cover the exposed lightening cut in the stock bed evident from the shortening. This was similar to the process utilized in the production/fabrication of the U.S. Magazine Carbine caliber .30 Model of 1899, altered for Knife/Bayonet and Sling, commonly referred to as the Philippine Constabulary rifle. However, the upper band of this 26” ‘short rifle’ was not routed for the larger barrel diameter occasioned by moving the upper band rearward on the stock as was done with the Philippine Constabulary conversions. Thus, it is surmised that the existing upper band was not modified apparently as an effort to make the whole process of conversion to the 26” barrel from a 30-40 barrel easier with less steps and effort involved at the state national guard unit armories level. Additionally, the muzzle of this 26” barrel is crowned like the original 30-40 Krag rifles and carbines and therefore unlike the Stevens-Pope 30” rifle barrels which were square cut on the muzzle. Why the difference between the barrels is unknown. Conjecture is that it was an easy way to identify the 30” Stevens rifle barrel from the 26” ‘short rifle’ barrel or to make the 26” barrel look more like a 30-40 Krag barrel and similar to the Board of Ordnance and Fortifications rifles with 26” barrel tested by the Springfield Armory between 1901 and 1903. Thus, the fabrication of this 26” .22 barrel may have been an additional attempt by Stevens to market another .22 barrel using relatively inexpensive ammunition that could be assembled and used by the National Guard, the regular U.S. military, high schools, military schools, and/ or private colleges for training purposes. The timing of the attempt to produce a .22 barrel that could be used in National Guard units with the testing and fabrication of Krag rifles, carbines and ‘short rifles’ by Springfield Armory (Philippine Constabulary and Board of Ordnance and Fortifications Rifles) for shorter stature individuals appears to be too coincidental to dismiss this 26” .22 ‘short rifle’ as not being assembled by Stevens as a prototype of small caliber rifle to gain orders for a .22 26” training barrel. As such, it would be in the same category as the .22 carbine in the Mook collection and may be one of a kind or the only one known presently in existence. The history of the acquisition will be gladly furnished upon inquiry. $3,500 - $6,000

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Bowie Knives

414 Moller New York Bowie Knife with Original Sheath 8” clip point blade, 13.25” overall. Marked on along the false edge Moller New York and again on the ricasso. Brass guard and pommel cap. Leather scabbard with brass tip and throat. Blade is gunmetal gray with some brown staining. Markings are sharp and clear. Wood handle is excellent. Brass is nice untouched with a dark patina. Leather scabbard is very good with some minor scuffs. $4,000 - $5,000

415 C. Wragg Rio Grande Camp Knife 9” ciphered clip point blade, overall length 13.75”, stag handle with German silver guard. German silver pommel cap. Along the top of the false edge is a bull with the word “for use” engraved in the bull’s body, then two dogs chasing and in a rectangular is marked Rio Camp Knife, then in an oval on the ricasso is marked S.C. Wragg 25 Furnace Hill Sheffield. Also in the blade are mermaids with the words “Try Me” and a soldier, plus a Centaur with bow and arrow and the words “Try Me.” Black leather scabbard with German silver tip and throat. Gold embossed leather. Blade still retains all of the original polished finish with some areas of light staining. Handle with nice untouched patina. Leather scabbard with some scuffs. Overall an excellent rare knife. $3,000 - $4,000

416 G. Woodhead Sheffield Warranted Bowie Knife with Etched Blade 5” clip point blade, 9.75” overall length, with etched panels of Masonic emblems. Silver pommel and ferrule, ivory handle. Gold embossed leather scabbard with German Silver tip and throat. Blade is excellent with minimal staining. Etched panel is very sharp and crisp. Leather scabbard is very good with minimal scuffs. Overall excellent. $1,000 - $1,500

417 English & Hubbers / Philadelphia Bowie with Ivory Handle 8” clip point blade, 1.25” width, 12.5” overall length. One piece ivory handle with German silver studs and silver escutcheons on both sides. These escutcheons are missing. Marked on the ricasso Philadelphia “3” and on the reverse, J. English & Huber. German silver ferrule and pommel cap. Iron crossed guard. Red leather scabbard with German silver tip and throat. Blade is gray with some dark staining. Markings are clear and readable. Silver with nice untouched dark patina. Ivory with a nice aged mellow yellow look. Scabbard shows some scuffs with dark patina to the tip and throat. Very good example of a rare American Bowie knife. $6,000 - $8,000

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418 C. Onell California Style Knife 6.25” spear point blade. Ivory handle with silver studs. Silver ferrule, silver scabbard. Top of the scabbard is marked C. Onell. Blade has been sharpened. Blade is a dull gunmetal gray with some staining. Scabbard is excellent. The handle has nice untouched yellowed patina with some age cracks. $3,500 - $5,000

419 Geo. Beardshaw Black Horn Handle and Sheath 10” clip point blade 14.5” overall length. Horn handle with clam shell designs. German silver pins through the handles. Leather skinning-style sheath, stitched and riveted with belt loop. Blade is gunmetal gray to brown with some light staining. Handle is in excellent condition. Leather sheath is very good. Very interesting knife that would have been the tool of a skinner. $3,000 - $5,000

420 Leon Sheffield Bowie Knife with Etched Blade and Sheath 7’ clip point blade, 11.5” overall, blade has an etched banner that states “Keep Your Pocket Full.” German silver guard, German silver ferrule, and pommel. Ivory handle. Leather scabbard with silver throat. Blade has been sharpened. The panel is readable. Handle with nice yellow patina. Silver with nice untouched patina. Scabbard has some scuffs. Leather still retains the gold embossed lines. $1,500 - $2,000

421 Will & Fink San Francisco, California Bowie Knife 7” clip point blade, 1.375” width, stag handle, German silver guard. Marked on the ricasso Will & Finck SF Cal. Blade is a gunmetal gray with some staining. Lines are sharp and crisp. Handle shows wear and has nice yellow patina. Some notches carved into the handle. $3,500 - $5,000

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422 16th Century Italian Rapier 34.75” spear point blade with fuller in the center. Fuller is marked, pieced cupped guard. Wire wrapped handle with curved “S”-shaped guard. A chisel ovoid pommel. Blade is gunmetal grey with some pitting. Guard and handle has nice grey patina. Overall very good. $1,500 - $3,000

423 17th Century Swedish Pessak 36.75” single edged spear point blade, 1.3125” wide at hilt. 42.5” overall length with 5.75” hilt. A composite older blade married to a more recent hilt. Blade with a windmill or cross touch mark on reverse at ricasso. Slightly asymmetrical guard with heavy wire basket and S-shaped quillons that terminate in beaded ball finials. Large mushroom-shaped pommel cap with incised flower decoration and raised, beaded edge. Grooved wood grip with shagreen wrap. Good to very good as assembled. Blade has been cleaned in the European fashion, and now has a medium pewter patina. The blade is mostly smooth with scattered light surface discoloration and minor oxidation, showing some lightly scattered minor pitting as well. Hilt with matching patina. Guard slightly loose. $1,000 - $1,500

424 18th Century Schiavona Sword by Johannes 35.5” double-edged spear point bevelled edge blade with 9.75” x .5” fuller extending from the ricasso. Fuller marked JOHANNES on the reverse and ZVCHINI on the obverse. 41” overall length. 5.5” basket hilt with riveted thumb ring and a complex series of flat ribs forming the guard. Crown-shaped brass pommel cap with cast grotesque mask motif. Spiral grooved wooden grip wrapped with shagreen covering. Very good to fine. Blade a smooth gray patina with scattered light discoloration and minor surface oxidation, and showing some evenly distributed light pitting. Blade with some very minor dings and nicks along edge, and showing an old light cleaning. Hilt with matching patina and light surface pitting. $1,000 - $1,500

425 18th Century Schiavona Sword 35” double-edged spear point beveled edge blade with four rectangular fuller grooves in the middle of the blade. 40.5” overall length. 5.5” basket hilt with thumb ring and complex flat ribs that produce a series of crude fleur-de-lis patterns; outer edge of guard pierced with circles. Crown shaped brass pommel cap with cast grotesque mask motif. Cord wrapped grip with leather covering. Upper left edge of guard with weak, illegible maker’s mark. Very good to fine. Blade a smooth gray patina with scattered light discoloration and minor surface oxidation. Blade with some very minor dings and nicks along edge. Hilt with matching patina. $1,000 - $1,500 SEE DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS, ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS AND CONDITION REPORTS OF ALL LOTS AT COWANS.COM

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426 17th Century Italian Duelling Rapier 43.5” diamond cross-section blade with 7” fullers at base, marked SAHAGAM (HOGOM) in the recess on both sides. 51.5” in overall length with 8” hilt. Pieced iron cup guard with cast designs, straight quillons with acorn finials and large grooved acorn pommel cap. Restored grip wrapped with braided copper wire. Good overall, with a dark brown patina over most of the metal and showing light pitting evenly distributed over most of the metal surfaces. Restored grip wrap about good. $1,500 - $2,500

427 16th Century German Sword 37.25” double-edged spear point bevelled edge blade with 10” tapered fuller in the middle of the blade, marked with a Solingen “running wolf” mark. A pair of suns with radiating rays are present at the ends of the fullers. Impressed touch marks are present on both sides at ricasso. 42.5” overall length. 5.25” halfbasket hilt with thumb ring and complex flat ribs that produce the basket. Single large tapered quillon with bulbous finial, which resembles a gladius. Cat’s head shaped brass pommel cap. Leather wrapped grip with remnants of iron wire. About good. Blade has been cleaned in the European fashion, and now has a medium pewter patina. The blade is partly smooth with scattered light to moderate surface discoloration and some surface oxidation, and showing some lightly scattered minor pitting, as well as a few patches of more moderate pitting. Hilt with matching patina and oxidation, some pitting and an old brazed repair on the obverse. $1,500 - $2,500

428 17th Century English Pillow Sword 32” double-edged spear point blade with a prominent median ridge, 36.75” overall length. 4.75” iron hilt with 5.375” straight quillon guard with ball finials. Hilt decorated with silver Damascene piquet scrolls of foliage, with the pommel cap, guard, and short languets decorated en-suite. Ball-shaped pommel cap. Blade engraved with intertwined Celtic motifs and a coat of arms that flank the letters S P, representing St. Peter, and the key to the Kingdom of Heaven. Good overall. Blade with a mottled gray patina with patches of discoloration and surface oxidation present. Some scattered pitting present, as well as several chips and nicks to the edge of the blade, the most prominent about 14” from the hilt. Tip of blade slightly rounded. Silver Damascene decoration remains mostly intact on the hilt and etched decorations remain mostly clear and visible on the blade. Blade to hilt junction solid. $2,000 - $3,000

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429 18th Century German Sword 30.5” double-edged spear point blade with three deep fullers at the hilt, varying in length between 8.5” and 9.5”. Fullers pierced with decorative holes in the forms of diamonds and circles connected by straight lines. 37.25” in overall length with 6.75” half-basket iron hilt with large acorn pommel cap. Guard, basket and pommel cap decorated with spiral lines, grooved grip with leather and twisted wire wrap. 1.5” x .75” simple iron guard with single 1.5” quillon terminating in a forward swept oval. Traces of gold wash present in decorative grooves of the hilt and in the fullers. Good overall. Most of the metal with a dark brown, heavily oxidized patina. Some scattered light pitting present. Blade may have been shortened at some point in time. Traces of gold gild in fullers and decorative grooves on hilt. Most of the leather wrap is present, but may be an old restoration. $1,000 - $1,500

430 17th Century Clam Shell Northern Form Tessak 39” spear point blade evolving from single-edged at the hilt to double-edged about 17” from the tip. Blade with rudimentary fuller about 19” long and stamped oval decorative motifs contained within a borderline, just below the spine. Blade with expected flaws and irregularities. 45” in overall length with 6” iron basket hilt guard with clam shell motif and two large S-shaped quillons, measuring about 10” overall, terminating in acorn finials. Large, flat mushroom pommel cap with small button finial, wood grip with remnants of leather wrap. Good overall. Medium steel gray patina with scattered patches of darker age discoloration and oxidation. Scattered areas of light to moderate pitting present. Hilt and blade juncture solid with only minimal movement of guard. Hilt with similar patina to blade. Grip with traces of leather wrap. $1,500 - $2,500

431 18th Century Schiavona 36.5” double-edged spear point blade with 8.5” rudimentary fuller at hilt. A star-shaped touch or maker’s mark is present at the terminus of the fuller. 42.75” overall length. 6.25” full basket hilt with thumb ring and complex flat ribs that meet at the cross guard. Crown-shaped brass pommel cap with cast grotesque mask motif. Grooved wood grip with shagreen covering. Good overall. Blade mostly with a smooth medium gray patina with scattered light discoloration and minor surface oxidation. Some scattered light to moderate pitting present. Hilt with matching patina. Grip wrap is probably an old restoration. $1,000 - $1,500

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432 18th Century French Small Sword 33.5” colichemarde blade with median ridge, 1.15” wide at ricasso. Etched and gilded forte with delicate intertwined patterns. Center panel depicting the sun and a winged man (Icarus perhaps?) and the French motto: LA OU EST MON SOLEIL (translation: Where is my sun?), again suggesting Icarus and perhaps a play on the words “sun” and “son.” 40” in overall length. Lovely silver-plated hilt measures 6.5” in length, with silver-plated brass boat shell guard with shell motif decorations. Silver-plated knuckle bow and pierced decorated pommel cap. Oval grip wrapped with twisted metal wire. Good to very good. Blade has been cleaned in the European fashion, and has a medium pewter patina with scattered age discoloration and light surface oxidation. Etched decorations remain mostly present with strong traces of gold gilt. Guard slightly loose. Grip with most of the wire present. $1,200 - $1,800

433 18th Century Colieshmarde 32.75” spear tip triangular blade with a very deep fuller running the majority of its length. Blade is 1.5” wide at hilt and narrowing dramatically about 7” from the hilt. Widest part of blade is concave and the widest part of the blade is decorated with engraved Celtic inspired ribbon motifs with a single fleur-de-lis in the center on the reverse and a pair on the obverse. 39.5” in overall length, 6.75” silver hilt with double-shell guard with raised decorative boarders. All components, ricasso, quillon, knuckle bow and pommel with grooved spiral decorations. Reverse of knuckle bow with four touch marks. Grip with wire wrap. Very good overall. Sword has been cleaned in the European manner. Blade with some oxidized discoloration and lightly scattered pitting. Hilt with a lightly tarnished patina. Grip wire slightly loose, $1,000 - $1,500

434 Composite 18th Century Scottish Basket Hilt Sword 36.75” single edged spear point blade, 1.4” wide at ricasso. 30” broad median fuller and 21” narrow fuller at spine. Weak CROWN/GR ciphers on blade near ricasso with reverse ricasso marked below cipher with what appears to be the name HARVEY (likely the cutler Samuel Harvey) 43.5” in overall length with 6.75” basket hilt. Iron basket comprised of flat oval rings and pierced iron plates with decorative patterns. Flattened domed pommel cap with finial. Grooved wood grip with shagreen and twisted wire wrap. Good overall. Smoky gray patina with evenly distributed patches of darker age discoloration, oxidation and moderate pitting present. Hilt and blade juncture solid with guard somewhat loose. Hilt with similar patina to blade. Grip with wear and moderate loss to the wrap. $2,000 - $3,000

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435 18th Century Scottish Basket Hilt Sword 30.5” single-edged spear point blade, with two deep 25” fullers along the spine. 36.5” in overall length with a 6” iron full basket hilt comprised of flat iron panels and ribs. Flat mushroom pommel cap with ovoid finial. Grooved wooden grip with shagreen covering and twisted wire. Good overall. Blade mostly a dull gray patina with scattered discoloration and surface oxidation. Scattered light to moderate pitting present over most of the blade. Hilt with matching patina. Grip wrap mostly present, with traces of original wire. $2,000 - $3,000

436 17th Century Italian Rapier 40.5” spear point blade, .9” wide at ricasso with 10.5” narrow fuller. 48.5” in overall length with 8” hilt and elaborated pierced and worked 6” semi-cupped guard with 8” S-shaped forward and rearward swept quillons with scrolled finials. 2.5” large oval pommel cap with relief decorations of soldiers on horseback and Christ on the Cross. Faceted wood grip with braided iron wire at front and rear and moderate palm swell. Good overall. Tip of blade rounded. Mostly smooth mottled gray patina with darker age discoloration and oxidation over a dull pewter. Some lightly scattered pitting, probably cleaned long ago and now toning down. Similar patina on hilt and guard. Wood grip smooth and polished from years of handling. $1,500 - $2,500

437 Early 17th Century North European Swept Hilt Rapier 35.75” spear point blade, 1.25” wide at ricasso, with rudimentary wide fuller at base, about 6” long. 42.25” in overall length, 6.5” hilt with large single shell guard, decorated with incised lines forming a diamond with pierced holes within. Edge of guard decorated with simple engraved floral motifs, duplicated on the pommel cap. 7.5” long, flat, swept S-shaped quillons with small flat round finials, thumb ring at guard. Rudimentary crown shaped pommel cap flat on the obverse and faceted on the reverse with small round finial. Fluted oval wood grip with moderate palm swell. Good overall. Sword has been cleaned in the European fashion, leaving many of the engraved embellishments weak. Blade appears to have been marked with decoration or maker’s symbol about 7” from the hilt on the obverse but the cleaning has left this indistinct, and appearing to be a flaw rather than a mark. Some oxidized discoloration and pits on blade. Sword solid, grip with some worm holes. $1,500 - $2,500 SEE DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS, ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS AND CONDITION REPORTS OF ALL LOTS AT COWANS.COM

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438 17th Century Continental Cavalry Sword 32” slightly curved single edged blade, 1.4” wide at ricasso, with single 11.5” fuller at spine. Crescent-shaped maker or touch mark on reverse ricasso. 36.5” in overall length, 4.5” iron wire wrapped hilt with flat iron half basket and flat iron knuckle bow. 8.25” flat iron S-shaped swept quillons, thumb ring at hilt. Faceted iron lozenge shaped pommel cap. Hilt and guard crude with hammer welded construction. Good overall. Has been cleaned in the European fashion. Lightly scattered pitting and surface oxidation, oxidized hilt and moderately pitted guard. Solid hilt to blade juncture. Wire wrap mostly intact. $700 - $1,000

439 Early 17th Century Italian Crab Shell Short Sword 28.75” spear point blade, 1.4” wide at ricasso, with 7” shallow fuller at base. Star and mly. 35” in overall length, 6.25” hilt, with crab-shell-type guard and double forward swept quillons above and below. Edges of guard cut with X-shaped decorative motifs. Grip wrapped with fine steel wire and faceted spherical pommel cap. Good overall. Cleaned in the European fashion. Blade with dull pewter patina, with scattered light pitting and surface oxidation. Hilt with similar patina. $1,500 - $2,500

440 18th Century Broad Sword with Lion Pommel 34.25” long x 1.7” wide, single-edge curved blade with 10” false edge and 23.5” deep, narrow fuller near spine and a shallow, wider fuller along the median line. Blade mark star and moon motifs typical of many Spanish-made blades. 40.25” in overall length with a 6” hilt, with a large iron pommel cap cast in the form of a roaring lion, with an arrow shaped tongue emerging from its mouth. The 6” long, cast iron, forward swept quillons are in the form of the lion’s legs and paws, and have a concave cross section. Wood grip with spiral grooves and twisted wire. Good overall. Blade with a mostly medium gray patina with scattered discoloration and surface oxidation. Some scattered minor surface rust and scale is present as well. Some scattered light to moderate pitting present. Hilt with darker, oxidized patina. Grip good with most wire present and some minor grain cracking. $1,500 - $2,500

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441 Early 18th Century German Officer’s Sword 30.75” slightly curved single edged blade with 8” false edge and three deep fullers, two running the length of the blade. “X” touch mark across all three fullers on the reverse. 36.5” overall length, 6.75” silver hilt with diamond shaped guard, simple forward swept quillon with flat round finial, and single knuckle bow. Large, bulbous pommel cap with turned finial. Grooved wood grip with twisted and plain silver wire. Leather throat washer. Good to very good overall. Blade with a mostly smooth, mottled gray with some surface oxidation and discoloration. Silver hilt with nicely tarnished patina. Wood grip good, with the majority of the wire wrap present. $1,000 - $2,000

442 Late 17th Century Continental Bilbo Sword 28.5” spear point double edged blade, 1.7” wide at ricasso. Blade with two rudimentary narrow fullers about 6” long near ricasso and a single narrow median fuller about 15” long forward of the other two. Lower fullers on one side marked with indistinct letters, one row of which appears to read IIFEICIT. 34” in overall length, 5.5” hilt with large clamshell motif guard on the obverse and a smaller one on the reverse that terminates in thumb ring. Radically swept S-shaped flat quillons terminating in notched finials. Bulbous iron pommel cap, oval wood hilt with turned rings. Good overall. Has been cleaned in the European fashion and now has a medium steel gray patina with scattered patches of darker age discoloration and oxidation. The cleaning has left the blade markings mostly weak and illegible. Scattered areas of light pitting present. Hilt with similar patina to blade. Grip with wear and mars. $1,000 - $1,500

443 Early 17th Century Italian Rapier with Crab Claw Hilt 36” double-edged, slightly beveled spear point blade 6” decorative fuller at ricasso. Partially legible mark in ricasso may read MIFESE. 42” in overall length with 6” steel hilt, with crab-claw guard and double forward swept quillons above and below. Pair of riveted iron rings forward of guard, guard simple geometric line decorations. Faceted fig-shaped pommel cap with finial. Grip wrapped with twisted wire. Good overall. Dull bluish-gray patina with scattered patches of darker age discoloration, oxidation and light pitting. Tip of blade rounded. Guard with similarly oxidized patina. Hilt wrap likely restored. $1,000 - $1,500

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444 17th Century Classic Bilboa Cupped Rapier 43.25” tapered spear point blade with diamond cross-section. Deep fuller extending about 9” from the ricasso castle touch mark at ricasso. 50.25” in overall length with 7” hilt, 5”x4” cupped guard decorated with floral motifs, with looping iron wire between the ovoid plates and two large finger loops inside the guard. 11.25” straight quillons terminating in small round finials. Grooved oval wood grip with palm swell, with flattened round pommel cap with spiral grooves. Good overall. Medium steel gray patina with scattered patches of darker age discoloration and oxidation. Scattered areas of light pitting present. Hilt with similar patina to blade. Grip good with some minor grain cracks. $1,500 - $2,000

445 19th Century Copy of a German Sword 31” spear point blade, 1.75” wide at ricasso. Remnants of touch marks on the blade, consisting of dots in the form of a cross and a dagger or sword. 36” overall length with 5” hilt. Guard composed of two quillons forming ovals on each side, terminating in bulbous finials. Wood grip with turned raised rings and leather wrap, half dome pommel cap. Quillons and pommel cap decorated with simple geometric lines. A very nice Victorian copy of a Katzbalger pattern sword as used by the Landsknecht (Germanic mercenaries) during the mid-16th century. Good overall. Has been cleaned in the European fashion. Blade has a smooth gray patina with scattered discoloration, surface oxidation and light pitting. Blade with numerous dings, chips and nicks along edge, tip rounded. Hilt with matching patina. Grip retaining some leather wrap. $800 - $1,200

446 17th Century Composite Falchion Blade and Rapier Hilt 28.25” curved single-edge blade with 2.25” clipped point. 2” wide at ricasso with crude 19.5” median fuller and smaller 2.5” fuller at ricasso. Marked SZ near ricasso and with decorative pattern of crescents and geometric lines along the top of the blade near the spine. 34.5” in overall length with 5.75” iron hilt and faceted ball pommel cap. Iron swept wire cross guard, forming a fleur-de-lis pattern with the knuckle bow not connecting to the pommel. Oval wood grip with leather wrap. Good overall. Medium steel gray patina with scattered patches of darker age discoloration and oxidation. Scattered areas of light to moderate pitting present. Blade edge with numerous nicks. Hilt and blade juncture solid with only minimal movement of guard. Hilt with similar patina to blade. Grip with traces of leather wrap. $800 - $1,200

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447 17th Century Walloon Hilt Sword 34.5” double-edged tapered spear point blade with 5.5” rudimentary median fuller. 1.35” wide at ricasso, 40” in overall length. Fuller marked with the the date 1616 four diamond shaped touch marks, arranged in a diamond pattern flank the date. Solingen “Running Wolf” mark is present at the end of the fuller. 5.5” iron hilt with pierced iron oval guard, and smaller counter guard that terminates in a thumb ring. Short, forward swept quillon with round pointed finial. Flattened mushroom type pommel cap, iron knuckle bow with two-branch guard. Twisted wire wrap around grip. Good overall. Medium steel gray patina with scattered patches of darker age discoloration and oxidation. Scattered areas of light to moderate pitting present. Markings clear, blade with some minor nicks. Hilt with similar patina to blade. Grip with much of the wire wrap. $700 - $1,000

448 Classic Homogeneous Walloon Sword 36.75” double-edged spear point blade, 1.45” wide at ricasso, with 7.25” fuller at base and makers mark that appears to read AHA GOM in the groove. Blade with Solingen “Running Wolf” mark, a Crown/BC maker’s mark at the obverse ricasso and XXX on the reverse ricasso. 43.5” in overall length with 6.75” iron Walloon hilt, with two pierced oval guards, a single knuckle bow and thumb ring. Large bulbous pommel cap with domed finial. Hilt with wire wrap. Good overall. Dark, heavily oxidized brownish patina with scattered patches of even darker age discoloration and surface roughness. Scattered areas of light to moderate pitting present as well. Hilt with similar patina to blade. Grip with retains most of the wire wrap. $1,500 - $2,500

449 Classic 16th Century Saxon Arming Sword 33” long spear point, double edged blade, 1.3” wide at hilt with a subtle median ridge, 42” in overall length. 6” wire wrapped hilt with four iron straps and large faceted pommel cap. 10” straight quillon crossguard terminating in diamond shaped ends. Interlocking rings at guard. Ricasso’s maker marked with chess pawn or similar character on each side. Good to very good. Smooth pewter gray patina with scattered age discoloration and surface oxidation. Light pitting evenly distributed over most of the blade. $5,000 - $7,000

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450 Japanese Suit of Armor 19th century, Tokuwaga period (1600-1868). The Kabuto (helmet) made of 16 lacquered steel riveted plates on Hachibronze stepped chrysanthemum form Maidate (top mount) with 5 parts, each with different patina, gracefully curving lacquered steel Fukigayeshi, finely tooled and painted leather-covered bronze Maizashi (front bill) with rows of branching flowers, attached to Hachi with bronze rivets, to which is affixed a bronze Tsunomoto (crest mount stem), Shikoro (neck guard) is made of 5 graduated lacquered steel curving plates, including the plate from which the Fukigayeshi unfurl, all with blue silk cord binding with the last plate or the Hishinui-no-ita decorated with three horizontal rows of white, orange and white silk cord laced through eyelets; interior with hand-quilted cotton liner in blue with border of floral printed cotton and interior of Maizashi is finished in red lacquer with blue silk cords for mounting other parts of the armor. Museum accession number on underside of Maizashi. The Menpo (face mask) is a half-mask-style with eyes left uncovered, in matching bronze-colored lacquer with removable nose piece to which is attached a hair mustache and upper lip finished in red lacquer, small goatee on chin with oval mouth opening; attached to the underside of the Menpo is a lacquered leather Yodare-Kake (front neck guard) made of 5 curving pieces with blue silk cord binding; interior of Menpo is also finished in red lacquer and has museum accession number. The Do (body armor) is made of 44 bronze-colored lacquered steel plates, riveted together with two bronze chrysanthemum mounts with rings attached to front. The Do is in four main pieces all attached with sliding hinge pins and the matching finished steel Watgami (shoulder straps) also have bronze chrysanthemum eyelets for blue silk cord mounts. There are six Kusazuri (skirt), each made of five lacquered leather curing plates with matching blue silk cord bindings and the lower with three horizontal rows of white, orange and white silk cord decorations as on the Hishinui-no-ita. The Do is all lined with original embroidered, quilted and cotton-stuffed linen and silk padding. The Teoi [Kote] (arm mail) is bronze chain mail with inserted bronzed lacquered leather ornaments with Sen-Dan-No-Ita (hand cover) all over linen and silk fabric sleeve with plates at top for mounting to the Do. The Sode (arm pit shield) is beautifully made of 6 curving steel plates with heavy built-up lacquer vertical reeding, finished in gilt, all laced together with from top to bottom green, tan, light blue, white and indigo blue silk lacings. The Hai-Date (thigh guards) are each made of four overlapping rows of eleven lacquered leather plates, laced together before they were lacquered with red ground and large bronzed chrysanthemum pattern in center, all attached to linen and cotton backing with silk lacings. The Sune-Ate (calf guard) is made of four curved pieces of lacquered steel with bronzed finish, attached to each other with chain mail, and mounted on leather and embroidered cotton backing. This suit lacks the Kuwagata (helmet crest) and the Tsuranuki shoes. Quilted padding for most parts are stained from sweat and soiled with tears and some fabric loss. Lacquer is chipped and flaking in many places. A few of the lacquered leather plates from the Hai-Date are missing. This suit has obviously seen real life use, likely even combat, as indicated by the use and wear patterns on the various parts. Overall condition is very good, but does need some professional restoration, mainly of fabrics. $2,000 - $4,000

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Flasks

451 1st Model Colt Dragoon Flask Raised relief image of a panoply of arms on both sides. Swivel loading arm is stamped Colt Patent. Flask with normal light dings evenly throughout. Very good. $1,500 - $3,000

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452 French Military Officer’s Powder Flask 7.5” flat horn with brass furniture with elaborate panoply of arms. Horn with two brass hooks secured to two differently-shaped bosses. Excellent. $1,000 - $1,500

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453 Large Oil Painting “Red Victory” by Michael Schreck Overall dimensions including large wood frame 73” x 53.5”. Image is 61” x 41.5”. Signed bottom left Michael Schreck 01. Excellent. $2,500 - $5,000

454 Oil Painting “With Their Boots On” by Michael Schreck Large oil painting by Michael Schreck 2002. Frame size 105” x 86; image 89.5” x 70.5”. Excellent. $1,000 - $2,000

455 Oil Painting by Michael Schreck “Hunting Scene With T.R. Roosevelt” Overall dimensions including large wood frame 72.5” x 52.5”. Image is 59” x 41”. Signed bottom left Michael Schreck 2001. Excellent. $1,000 - $2,000

456 Oil Painting of Buffalo Bill by Michael Schreck “ Overall dimensions including wood frame 73” x 52”. Image is 59.5” x 38.5”. Signed bottom left Michael Schreck 2001. $700 - $1,000

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Art

458 Large Bronze Eagle on Marble Base by Kitty Cantrell 86” overall height. 27” diameter black marble base. Wing span is 36”. Excellent. $1,000 - $2,000

457 Remington Bronze “The Rattlesnake” 22”h x 16.5”l . Bronze marble base marked Copyright Frederick Remington. Green marble base; brass plate that reads Rattlesnake by Frederic Remington. Bronze statue and marble base need to be re-secured. Very good. $2,000 - $4,000

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Gun Safe

459 Browning Platinum Gun Safe Overall dimensions 72” h x 28” l x 39.5” w. Excellent. $1,000 - $2,000

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Cased Spencer Sporting Rifle Made for Col. Joseph C. Audenried Sold for $37,950

Confederate Cook & Brother Carbine Sold for $29,900

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Hotels & Restaurants Cincinnati, Ohio is one of the best places to live in the U.S., according to a March 2016 ranking from U.S. News & World Report. Cowan’s is proud to call Cincinnati home base and pleased to suggest the following hotels, restaurants and areas of interest to our clients. Where to Stay Downtown Hilton Netherland Plaza Downtown Cincinnati 513.421.9100 www.hilton.com Since 1931, The Netherland Plaza is one of the finest examples of French Art Deco architecture and interior design. 21C Museum Hotel 513.578.6600 www.21cmuseumhotels.com/cincinnati Rated the #1 Hotel in the Midwest by Conde Nast Traveler, 21C is a boutique hotel, contemporary art museum and civic center in the heart of downtown. Central Marriott Courtyard Cincinnati Rookwood 513.672.7100 www.marriott.com Centrally located, this Marriott Courtyard is close to dining and shops and just 10 minutes from Cowan’s.

Where to Stay, cont. Clifton House Bed and Breakfast 513.221.7600 www.thecliftonhouse.com A Classical Revival manor home B&B located in the unique neighborhood of Gaslight Clifton, close to the University of Cincinnati. Where to Eat The Orchids at Palm Court, Downtown Boca, Downtown Metropole, Downtown Harvest Bistro, Central Dewey’s Pizza, Multiple Locations Forno Osteria + Bar, Central Ruth’s, Central Melt, Central Gordo’s Pub, Central Seasons 52, Central Things to See and Do Cincinnati Art Museum – cincinnatiartmuseum.org Located in scenic Eden Park, the Cincinnati Art Museum features a diverse, encyclopedic art collection of more than 67,000 works.

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Terms and Conditions FEDERAL FIREARMS LICENSE HANDLING POLICY ALL FIREARMS requiring a license are noted with asterisks. * Indicates the weapon is regulated FFL laws. ** Indicates the weapon is regulated by C&R laws. *** Indicates the weapon is regulated NFA laws. COWAN’S AUCTIONS, INC. STRICTLY COMPLIES WITH ALL FEDERAL AND STATE REGULATIONS PERTAINING TO THE SALE AND TRANSFER OF FIREARMS. UNLESS SPECIFIED BELOW, ALL TRANSFERS OF MODERN HANDGUNS MUST TAKE PLACE AT COWAN’S AUCTIONS. IT IS THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE BUYER TO KNOW AND COMPLY WITH ALL STATE FIREARMS REGULATIONS. NO EXCEPTIONS! 1) HAND GUNS. Non Ohio resident buyers of handguns must first pay for their purchases before leaving the auction. All modern hand guns must be retained by an agent. All buyers must make arrangements with a local firearms dealer in their resident state to provide Cowan’s a copy of the FFL license holder to whom any modern handgun will be shipped. Upon receipt of the copy of this license, a purchase will be packaged and shipped (at the buyer’s expense) to the appropriate FFL holder. This is a federal law and must be complied with regardless of a buyer’s resident state. Please allow up to four weeks for delivery. Ohio residents may take possession of a modern handgun immediately after their purchase, provided they successfully complete a NICS background check which can occur on the auction premises or afterwards. Such transfer shall be made by Cowan’s. 2) MODERN LONG GUNS. Both residents and non-residents may take possession of modern long arms by first paying, then filing an ATF form 4473 and completing the NICS background check. SPECIAL NOTE: In most cases, the NICS process will take 2-3 minutes to approve or deny. Exceptions may take up to 3 business days. For further information, you may contact the NICS information line at 304.625.2750 or view the information on the website at: http://www.fbi.gov/program/nics/index.htm 3) ANTIQUE GUNS. May be purchased and removed from the auction premises on the day of sale by anyone, resident or nonresident. DISCLAIMER: Neither Cowan’s Auctions, their consignors, employees or agents warrant the safety or the shootability of any firearm sold. All firearms in this catalog are sold as collector items. Buyers wishing to fire ANY firearm purchased in this auction are strongly advised to have the weapon(s) examined by a competent gunsmith who will test the weapon for its shootability and also to ensure that the caliber of the breech is, in fact, the caliber that it is thought to be. COWAN’S AUCTIONS CLASS III LICENSE POLICY Cowan’s Auctions in Cincinnati, Ohio is a recognized dealer in Class III items and is recognized as a (63) NRA Firearms Dealer and will comply with all regulations. Buyers are expected to know their states laws and regulations on machine guns prior to bidding. The following states do not allow individuals to own machine guns: California, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island. For more details please visit the website for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives at www.atf.gov. 184

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Historic Firearms and Early Militaria  

Cincinnati, Ohio, Live Salesroom Auction, May 3-4, 2017. Bid in person, by phone, absentee or live online. Visit cowans.com

Historic Firearms and Early Militaria  

Cincinnati, Ohio, Live Salesroom Auction, May 3-4, 2017. Bid in person, by phone, absentee or live online. Visit cowans.com

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