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THE COLLECTION OF PETER WAINWRIGHT SEPTEMBER 12, 2018

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THE COWAN’S DIFFERENCE Welcome to Cowan’s. Our mission is to bring exceptional objects to sophisticated buyers, with passion, respect and integrity. Specialists at Cowan’s Auctions have a variety of backgrounds with decades of experience in everything from academia to museums and institutions to retail. They regularly give lectures across the country and several are frequent appraisers on PBS’ Antiques Roadshow, Kentucky Collectibles, and Colorado Collectibles. In addition to the auctions themselves, our services include Property Evaluations and Appraisals, Estate and Trust Advising, Private Treaty Sales, Professional Packing and Transport Service, and Full Service In-House Shipping. With offices in Cincinnati, Cleveland, and Denver, Cowan’s holds over 40 auctions each year, with annual sales exceeding $16M. We continue to set record prices for American Indian Art, Modern Ceramics, American History, and Fine Art. A leader in the Fine Art and Antiques auction business, Cowan’s has disrupted the marketplace since we first opened in 1995. We were among the earliest houses to build a website and one of the first to sell online. In 2014, Cowan’s, along with five of our competitors, launched Bidsquare.com, an online bidding platform where auction houses are vetted to ensure honesty and quality. But, like many companies, Cowan’s started small. A collector since early childhood, founder Wes Cowan began collecting photographs of 19th century America while working on his PhD at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. In 1984, he joined the Cincinnati Museum of Natural History as Curator of Archaeology. Along the way, he kept building his knowledge of early photography and the history it captured. In 1995 he left the museum, became a licensed auctioneer, and launched Cowan’s Auctions, Inc. Cowan’s Auctions quickly built a reputation for quality, bringing a new level of scholarship and honesty to the arena. The business grew rapidly as Cowan’s added expertise in American Indian Art, Furniture, Paintings and Decorative Art, Jewelry, Antique Firearms, and Modern Ceramics.

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PETER WAINWRIGHT BIOGRAPHY Peter Stuyvesant Wainwright was born in New York City in 1925. His family owned an antique store in New York City and farm in the wetlands of Long Island, which promoted his interest in hunting shooting and firearms from an early age. He started collecting firearms as a boy, about 1932, and has continued right up to the present. Wainwright attended the Los Alamos Boys School in New Mexico until it was taken over by the Manhattan project for the development of the Atom Bomb in 1941. He grew to love the climate, open spaces and freedom of the American Southwest during his years there as a student. With the outbreak of WWII, he enlisted in the US Merchant Marine at 17 years of age and rose to the rank of Midshipman. During the war he delivered supplies to the Allies in the Pacific, Indian Ocean, Mediterranean and France for Operation Overlord, arriving at Utah Beach on June 8, 1944 in support of the Normandy invasion. After the war, as with so many other young men who put their lives on hold to defend this country and the rest of the free world, he returned to college, graduating with a BA and MA from Columbia University in New York, with majors in political science and history. During his graduate school years, he taught history to high school students in New York City. Upon graduation he married Gerri Jordan, a Dutch citizen and refugee from the Japanese occupation of the Dutch East Indies. They were married for 61 years until her passing in 2015. The family moved from the East Coast to New Mexico in 1956. The couple had three sons and a daughter, Peter Jr., Daniel, Louise and Jonathan. Peter Sr.’s love of firearms, shooting and hunting was passed to the next generation. Wainwright’s business and professional career included a time as Branch Manager of the EF Hutton brokerage office in Albuquerque, then Phoenix. In his later career he leveraged his position as Major in the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Reserves, where he ran that program, to assuming the position of Chief of Police in the Town of Paradise Valley, Arizona. Upon retirement he and Gerri settled in the home they built in Flagstaff, Arizona. Always an active competitive shooter and avid collector of (especially antique) firearms, Wainwright amassed a collection of over 300 pieces with a special on American military arms as well as European items ranging from fine shotguns and dueling sets to matchlocks. His focus was quality over quantity with the result that items from the collection have been on exhibit at numerous museums and displays, including the Cody Museum. Wainwright has been an active member of the 6

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American Society of Arms Collectors for over 20 years and has provided numerous exhibits and lectures on his specialties at their meetings. For the last 25 years he has been conducting firearms safety classes and merit badge qualifications for the Boy Scouts of America at the gallery he built in the basement of his home in Flagstaff. Graduates of his training have gone on to serve in the US military, US service academies and Special Operation. Relatives of Wainwright include Peter Stuyvesant who was the last Dutch Governor of New Amsterdam prior to it becoming New York. Another relative was his Cousin by the mane of Jonathan Mayhew Wainwright who became a four-star General and winner of the Congressional Medal of Honor for his service during WWII. Jonathan Wainwright assumed command of US and Allied forces in the Philippines from Douglas MacArthur in the early dark days of the war. Peter has given numerous lectures on General Wainwright’s career to veterans’ and historical groups, as well as participating in a number of dedications to Jonathan Wainwright’s service, including the Veterans’ Hospital in Walla Walla, Washington. Another relative was JM Wainwright, Peter’s great-grandfather’s brother. JM was the commander of the Union paddlewheeler, the Harriet Lane, and was killed during the Civil War Battle of Galveston Bay. Peter Wainwright has carried on JM Wainwright’s trademark “mutton chop” whiskers in his honor for the last 20 years. Historical artifacts with a connection to General and Commander Wainwright were of great interest to Peter. Please enjoy the Peter Wainwright Collection. It was assembled over the last 80+ years with great love and selectivity, and is an assemblage of quality and historical significance.

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1 Flintlock Fusil .80 caliber, 36” barrel, no S/N. An unusual and interesting flintlock fusil with 36” barrel, well marked with British proofs. The lock of early form is stepped at rear with swan-neck cock. Frizzen likely replaced. Regulation type brass furniture appears to be possibly American in manufacture. Stock of typical British form is unmarked. Barrel does have bayonet lug and high comb. An interesting fusil with some American appearing features. In good condition except for a 12” long split on left side extending into the side plate but not yet loose and one other 12” loss on left side forward of 2nd ramrod pipe. Lock has deep even-aged brown, as does barrel. $1,000 - $1,500

2 18th/19th Century Lantaka with Original Carriage 1.6” bore, 47” flared barrel, no S/N. Bronze body and yoke, wood carriage. Overall length 54”, weighing about 125 pounds. Trunions 2.5” in diameter, extending 1.5” from the barrel. 5.5” aiming handle extending from breech. Back half of canon with spiral twist pattern, large touchhole and large front sight. Carriage 26” in length. Consignor’s notes indicate the gun is of Portuguese manufacture and dates to the 1600s. While potentially Portuguese, the canon appears to be circa 1800. Very good. Bronze with a deep greenish patina showing moderate oxidation, stoning and discoloration. Bore moderately oxidized and pitted. Carriage very good. $1,000 - $1,500

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3 Wesley Richards “Monkey Tail” Breech Loading Carbine .45 caliber, 24” barrel, SN 2423. A classic and extremely crisp “monkey-tail” breech loading percussion carbine by Wesley Richards, dated 1865. An extremely crisp example of this most popular breech-loading carbine. Lock has perfect markings. Marked Whitworth Patent. Adjustable rear-site. Brass mounts are in crisp condition throughout. Figured walnut stock. If you want a great monkey tail, look no further than this beautiful pristine example, SN 2423 stamped on breech and side of lock. The lock shows considerable muted case colors on hammer. Lock is extremely crisp. Barrel retains much of its original glossy brown. Extremely good without the usual nicks and mars associated with military associated carbines. Bore is like a mirror, action is excellent. Nipple is as new. $2,500 - $3,500

4 H. Nock Baby Blunderbuss 1 inch bore, 15.5” barrel, no S/N. A fine diminutive brass-barreled snap bayonet flintlock blunderbuss by the renowned London maker, Henry Nock. This is an unusually delicate and refined flintlock blunderbuss, a custom order possibly for a young man or lady. Action is signed H. Nock. British proofs on the left flat of brass barrel. The brass triggerguard is of typical English form, with pineapple finial. General condition is very good. The lock is in good condition throughout with all original small parts. The cock screw is an old replacement. Action is crisp. The brass barrel has a excellent honey colored patina throughout. The snap bayonet has some rust (easily removed), and the spring mechanism has been reinforced at a later date. The brass tipped ramrod is a later replacement. The stock would rate fine with considerable original finish throughout, and a few minor storage dents. Altogether an excellent and particularly attractive small blunderbuss, dating around 1780. $2,500 - $3,500

5 Wesley Richards Experimental Self-Priming Carbine .75 caliber, 20” barrel, no S/N. An extremely rare and possibly unique Wesley Richards percussion saddle-ring cavalry carbine with self-capping device attached to barrel. The rarest Wesley Richards percussion gun we have ever cataloged.This short-barreled large bore manual-capping saddle-ring carbine is unique. The Wesley Richards marked lock is of unusual form, as is the hammer. The unique self-contained capper is of brass and steel with a full walnut stock. The hinged butt trap contains two spare cappers and one spare nipple. One of the finest and most unique 19th-century percussion British military type arms we have seen either privately or in institutional collections. Lock and hammer retain much original color cased hardening. The round barrel retains nearly all of its glossy Damascus brown finish with some minor staining. The steel parts retain nearly all their glossy brown. The brass marked “Wesley Richards patentee.” Saddle-bar retains most of its bright polish. The barrel wedges retain much original niter blue. The stirrup ramrod retains its original bright polish. The breech itself retains much original color cased hardening. The figured walnut stock is essentially as new. The trigger still retains some niter blue. $4,000 - $6,000 SEE DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS, ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS AND CONDITION REPORTS OF ALL LOTS AT COWANS.COM

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6 Robert Brookes of London James II Musketoon .75 caliber, 30.75” barrel, no S/N. Extremely rare James II flintlock musketoon by Robert Brookes, London (1675 - 1689). With {crown} / JR marked on lock. These late 17th-century British flintlock military arms are never seen by American collectors. This example by Robert Brookes has a classic late 17th-century banana-shaped flintlock lock, beautifully engraved with the maker’s name at toe. Crown over JR mark is clear, Spanish form barrel, octagonal-to-round, is beautifully marked with British military acceptance stamps on flat, and “RB” for Robert Brooks on left flat at breech. The heavy barrel is swamped at the muzzle with a silver foresight. Iron triggerguard with original nail fashioned brass buttplate and turned brass ramrod pipes. Rudimentary raised carving at breech. Three screws hold the lock in. The only example of a James II musketoon we have had, a genuine museum piece that could well have been used in Colonial America following service with the British army under King James. The blackened walnut full stock is in fine condition for its age. With evidence of a repair forward of the lock mortise. Lock condition is very fine for age, all small parts appear to be original, some evidence of pitting on jaw screw and sides of frizzen. Markings are clear. Barrel has expected medium pitting throughout, as does triggerguard. $5,000 - $10,000

7 English Snaphance Musket .80 caliber, 36” barrel, no S/N. Very rare English doglock military musket. Circa mid-17th century. Classic English doglock flat lock plate with an original flat hammer and rudimentary frizzen. All small parts appear to be original. The long Spanish form barrel appears to be original length with walnut full stock. Simple military triggerguard is original to the piece as well. This very rare type of arm is typical of those carried during the English Civil War, as well as in Colonial America. The stock is in good overall condition for a military musket of this period with one 12” piece missing from right side and evidence of inletting around lockplate indicating possible damage or re-locking at some point during its working life. Made without buttplate. Military stampings “IM” on right side of butt. Ramrod possibly original. Lock and barrel both with minor pitting throughout, which is typical for a musket from the mid-17th century. $6,000 - $8,000

8 William III Flintlock Musket .80 caliber, 46.5” barrel, no S/N. A very rare William III (1689 - 1702) flintlock military musket. An early banana-shaped lock, beautifully engraved with {crown} over script “WR” (for William Rex). Long 46” barrel of Spanish form with early British Ordinance Board stamps at breech. Blackened walnut full stock, original rudimentary iron triggerguard, nail-fastened brass buttplate with brass ramrod pipes (possibly replaced). The lock in extremely crisp condition throughout with all original small parts. The barrel with deep aged brown patina and minor pitting throughout its length. The blackened walnut full stock with military stamp on right side. For-end appears to have had some work done, mostly on right side forward of lock. Butt plate possibly replaced. With defects as noted, this is still an extremely rare British military musket, and probably the only one of its type to be sold in the United States for the past 50 years. $6,000 - $12,000 10

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9 Matchlock Arquebuss .80 caliber, 46.75� barrel, no S/N. A rare fishtail butt, military match lock, with elaborate period carving. Extremely long barrel. The fishtail butt is the most desirable and classic of all early 17th century military match locks. The long large caliber barrel is octagonal at the breach changing to round at the rear site. The stock appears to be of oak and is elaborately carved at butt with foliage, a helmeted head, and further carving at tang. Incised carving at borders of stock, typical iron buttplate. Triggerguard has been attached during the period to further enhance the utility of the sear mechanism and prevent accidental lowering of the hammer. The flat lock plate operates with a tiller and though unmarked appears to be original and in very fine condition for its age. Condition of the lock is very good for its period. Barrel has been polished throughout its length and shows great age and fairly deep pits, especially on the right side (approximately 11� forward of the rear site). The stock is generally in very good condition for its age, with losses on the forend and ramrod channel. The butt itself is quite crisp for an early 17th century musket. $8,000 - $10,000

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10 H. Nock Long Fowler .80 caliber, 64 inches” barrel, no S/N. Unique and superb monumental silver-mounted English flintlock wildfowling gun by the renowned maker Henry Nock with gold inlays and splendid hallmarked silver mounts. The most splendid and beautiful long silver mounted flintlock wildfowling gun known. Overall length is an astounding 80 inches. Despite its great size Henry Nock lavished all his considerable skill in making this gun a museum exhibit in itself. The relatively plain oversize stepped and bolted lock is deeply struck with H. Nock in a gold poincon. All small parts appear to be original. The incredible more than 5-foot-long barrel has nearly all of a period glossy English Damascus brown finish with H. Nock. London in a gold riband as well as gold flourishes and H. Nock in a gold poincon on the breech. The beautiful silver mounts are fully hallmarked on the finely engraved triggerguard has classic English pineapple finial. This incredible tour de force of the gunmakers art has four silver ramrod pipes and silver collars where the forend is pieced as is found on many of the finest English flintlock guns for ease of dismounting which was particularly necessary on this large gun. The figured, dark walnut full stock is finely checkered at the wrist. The gun retains its original horn tipped ramrod and the stock is in fine condition throughout with only minor marks. Despite its great length the gun handles well and was doubtless used by an Englishman of rank. This silver mounted fowler is a genuine museum piece and belongs either in an advanced collection of English flintlocks or an institution. In the words of the immortal dealer, Norm Flayderman, this is a “Showstopper!” Dr Frank Miller Col $10,000 - $15,000

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11 R. Steadman Doglock Musket Made for Sultan of Bantam .80 caliber, 39” barrel, no S/N. An ultimate rarity is this Charles II military English lock flintlock musket, by Robert Steadman ca 1660 - 1663. In a remarkable state of preservation, considering its age and shipment to a remote kingdom on the island of Java. Thought to be one of 100 made to the order of Charles II for the Sultan of Bantam in 1663. Military English locks of this period rarely survive, much less in the condition of the Sultan’s musket. All small parts appear to be original, there is rudimentary engraving at the top of the cock. The octagonal-to-round barrel is heavily swamped at muzzle, and marked on left flat with British Ordinance stampings and “RS” (for Robert Steadman). There is a rear sight at breech and small front sight at muzzle with darkened club butt walnut stock. Brass furniture appears all original, including triggerguard, 3 ramrod pipes, and forend cap. Darkened club butt walnut full stock has had few if any noticeable repairs. Shield-shaped stag-horned plaque, scrimshawed Sultan Bantam in capital letters. Shaped “dragon-esque” side plate with 3 side nails. An extraordinary rarity in survival that is truly a museum piece. Howard Blackmore, The Journal of the Arms and Armour Society, Vol X, No. 2, December 1980. “Guns for the Sultan of Bantam.” $10,000 - $20,000

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12 Flintlock Tinder Lighter 8.5” o.a.l, brass construction, ball butt, iron flint mechanism and feet. Exposed mechanism, hinged door in body for tinder storage. Simple engraving on upper body of frame with recumbent dog. Attractive and functional tinder lighter. Good. Brass uncleaned with a rich golden patina. Iron with an oxidized patina. Mechanically functional. $600 - $1,000

13 Early Flint Pistol Lock by H.Nock 4.5” flat lock with integral rounded, fenced, unbridled iron pan. Flat beveled swan neck cock. Frizzen, frizzen spring and associated screws replaced. Mechanically functional, with a dark, lightly pitted patina. $600 - $900

14 English Flint Boxlock Pistol by P Bond .48 caliber, 1.75” twist-off barrel, no S/N. Brass frame and barrel, steel fittings, smooth walnut bag grips. Reverse of lightly engraved frame marked P BOND; obverse marked 45 / CORNHILL / LONDON. London commercial proofs under barrel. Box lock action with flat reinforced cock and sliding safety. Phillip Bond worked as a gunsmith in London ca 1781-1816, and was located at the 45 Cornhill address ca 1794-1816. Very good. Brass cleaned to bright, markings clear. Mechanically functional, good bore with oxidation, grips with scattered dings. $700 - $1,200

15 English Brass Boxlock Pistol by Thomas & Storrs with Snap Bayonet .40 caliber, 2.375” twist-off barrel, no S/N. Bronze frame and barrel, steel fittings and bayonet, smooth walnut grip. Frame engraved with simple martial themes and panoplies of arms, reverse marked THOMAS & STORRS, obverse marked LONDON. Post-1813 Birmingham commercial proofs under the frame. 3” spring loaded bayonet with 2” blade located under barrel, actuated by pulling back on the triggerguard. Fine. Bronze with a mellow mustard patina, markings crisp, steel parts bright with some scattered oxidation. Mechanically functional, good bore with light oxidation, snap bayonet works appropriately. Grip with bumps and dings. $800 - $1,500

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16 Brass Blunderbuss Flintlock Pistol by H.Nock .70 at muzzle, nominally .50 bore, 3” octagonal-to-round flared barrel with canon muzzle and baluster turned rings, no S/N. Bronze barrel and frame, steel fittings, smooth walnut grip. Reverse of frame marked H NOCK, obverse marked LONDON. Bottom of barrel with London commercial proofs. Flint box lock action with sliding safety and flat, reinforced cock. Nock worked in London during the last quarter of the 18th century into the early 19th century. Fine. Bronze with a mellow patina, steel parts bright with scattered surface discoloration, mechanically functional, good bore, grip with scattered minor bumps and dings. $800 - $1,500

18 English Double Barreled Tap Lock Pistol by Richards .45 caliber, 3” turn-off barrels, S/N CL3131. Brass barrels and frame, steel fittings and cock, smooth walnut grip. Frame lightly engraved with martial themes and panoplies of arms, marked Richards on the reverse and London on the obverse. London commercial proofs on bottom of frame, both barrels marked CL2131, indicating the gun was registered in County Clare during the Irish Gun Registration Act, ca 1843-1846. Flint boxlock, tap action with sliding pan-locking safety and flat, reinforced cock. At least a half-dozen London based gunsmiths with the surname “Richards” worked during the period when this gun was likely manufactured (1st quarter of the 19th century), making it impossible to determine which one actually made this pistol. A neat early 19th century English tap lock with Irish registration numbers suggesting an interesting history during its period of use. Very good. Brass cleaned to bright with an added coat of shellac over the metal and the wood. Steel parts with a mottled, oxidized patina. Mechanically functional, good bores with scattered oxidation and discoloration, pan oxidized. Grip with bumps, dings and handling marks. $1,500 - $3,000 SEE DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS, ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS AND CONDITION REPORTS OF ALL LOTS AT COWANS.COM

17 H. Nock Twist-Off Barrel Flintlock Pistol .50 caliber, 2.375” round, twist-off barrel, no S/N. Color case hardened and blued finish, smooth walnut bag shaped grip. Folding trigger, boxlock action with sliding safety. Original flintlock confirmation. Left side of frame marked H NOCK; right side marked LONDON. Standard London commercial proof and view marks on left side of chamber. Good. Metal cleaned to bright retaining no finish, with some scattered pitting. Mechanically functional, good bore with scattered oxidation. Grips with light handling marks and minor mars. $1,000 - $2,000

19 William IV New Land Pattern Sea Service Pistol .60 caliber, 9” barrel, no S/N. A good William IV British military flintlock pistol for sea-service, with long belt hook. Flintlock service pistols from William IV reign are relatively rare, as he only ruled for 7 years. Lock presents a {crown} / WR. Contains a full walnut stock with brass mounts and British Board of Ordinance acceptance stamp with stirrup ramrod. An excellent example of this rare sea service flintlock pistol. The lock has all its original small parts, and is extremely crisp throughout with no pitting and possibly some original finish. The barrel with no pitting (only some minor surface roughness), and possibly some original finish. Brass mounts in excellent condition, stirrup ramrod in fine condition. The long sea service belt hook still retaining its original bright polish. Walnut full stock in fine condition with much original finish. British Board of Ordinance acceptance stamp, and only minor marks. Action is crisp as new. $1,500 - $2,500 SEPTEMBER 12, 2018 CINCINNATI, OHIO

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20 Wheeler Three-Barrel Flintlock Pistol .40 caliber, 3” barrels, no S/N. A good and scarce brass barreled three-shot false rifled tap action flintlock pistol by Robert Wheeler, London. One of a pair, second member of the pair missing. Breech is marked 3,4,5. Boxlock flintlock mechanism with tap on left side. All original small parts including top jaw and screw. Brass action and barrels. Figured walnut butt. Contains a pushon safety and snap action. The three-barrel configuration with 2 over 1 is one of the scarcest versions of these multi-barreled flintlock pocket pistols. Extremely crisp action. Brass action and barrels with only minor wear. Gun’s push-on safety, snap action and all other actions function well. Butt with silver thumb piece and only minor marks throughout is crisp with no cracks. $1,500 - $2,500

21 H. Nock Screwless Lock Officer’s Pistol .80 caliber, 9” barrel, no S/N. A very rare and desirable H Nock screwless lock flintlock officer’s service pistol. The screwless lock with H Nock in script and star-burst at forward point of lock plate. The 9” service barrel is octagonal at breech changing to round. Brass triggerguard ramrod pipe. The figured walnut full stock with “JC” inspection on left side of side plate. The lock in crisp condition throughout with all original small parts and little to no pitting. The barrel in excellent condition retaining nearly all of its original tobacco brown. The stock in excellent condition throughout with only a few minor marks and much original finish. The brass tipped ramrod is the original, retaining its worm. An extremely crisp and most attractive example of this very rare and desirable type of British marshal flintlock pistol. $3,000 - $5,000

22 G. Fisher Flintlock Blunderbuss Pistol Bore diameter: 1.35 inches; barrel length: 7.5 inches. A rare and most desirable late 17th-century brass barrel English flintlock blunderbuss pistol by Fisher (George Fisher, London 1678-1695). The late 17th-century English flintlock blunderbuss pistols are among the most desirable English pistols because they are extremely attractive and very rare. This example by George Fisher is a classic of its type. Lock is banana-shaped with strawberry leaf engraving and has Fisher signature. The wide bell mouth barrel is octagonal at breech and large bell at muzzle and is beautifully engraved with flowers at breech and leaves at muzzle. The open work serpentine brass side plate is extremely attractive. Spurred brass butt cap is engraved en suite with the barrel. Brass triggerguard is original and engraved. Contains a full walnut stock with molding at barrel tang. Thumb piece features an amusing portrait of an Englishman in a hat. A rare and most attractive pistol. The banana-shaped lock with strawberry leaf engraving is slightly pitted with the Fisher signature obscured, but legible under magnification. The frizzen appears to be original. The swan-neck cock is a period replacement. The frizzen spring is a later replacement. Brass triggerguard has one screw replaced. Turned ramrod pipe is original. The walnut stock with molding at barrel tang is in relatively good condition, aside from an old period splice measuring approx. 6” on right side of stock. Ramrod is replaced. $3,000 - $5,000 16

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23 H. Nock Screwless Lock Officer’s Pistol .80 caliber, 9” barrel, no S/N. A very rare and desirable H Nock screwless lock flintlock officer’s service pistol. The screwless lock with H Nock in script and star-burst at forward point of lock plate. The 9” service barrel is octagonal at breech changing to round. Brass triggerguard ramrod pipe. The figured walnut full stock with “JC” inspection on left side of side plate. Stock has tight age crack extending from the lock screw to the breech which in no way affects the integrity of the stock. The lock in crisp condition throughout with all original small parts and little to no pitting. The barrel in excellent condition retaining nearly all of its original tobacco brown. The stock in excellent condition throughout with only a few minor marks and much original finish. The brass tipped ramrod is the original, retaining its worm. An extremely crisp and most attractive example of this very rare and desirable type of British martial flintlock pistol. $3,000 - $5,000

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24 Attributed Jan Knoop Wheellock Pistol .50 caliber, 14.75” barrel, no S/N. A very fine and elegant Dutch wheellock holster pistol, attributed to Jan Knoop Utrecht, 1615 - 1688. The lock of classic Dutch type with wheel held at base by a projecting arm. Three screws attach the lock, characteristic of Dutch wheellock pistols, according to the great authority Hank Visser. The long octagonal-to-round barrel with what appears to be a Utrecht proof. The figured walnut full stock beautifully molded at forend, with elegant ebony butt cap further decorated with two lines of twisted brass wire. A classic elegant Dutch wheellock pistol, ca 1640. The lock and barrel bright steel cleaned in the European fashion. The stock with minor loss on left side behind the single ramrod pipe. One minor crack at forward barrel pin on right side. Steel tipped ramrod of correct type and age, but shortened. Triggerguard cleaned to bright in European fashion. $5,000 - $10,000 SEE DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS, ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS AND CONDITION REPORTS OF ALL LOTS AT COWANS.COM

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25 Pre-Ordnance Pattern Queen Anne Period Sea Service Musket .85 caliber, 45” pin-retained round barrel with tang screw entering from underneath the stock, 60.5” in overall length, no S/N. Bright finish, brass mountings, walnut stock. The 7.3125” long flat lock has a prominent teat at rear and is drilled for a dog which is not present. It is marked horizontally behind the hammer in three lines: R / KIPLING / 8. Forward of the hammer are a pair of Board of Ordnance {crown} / {broad arrow} marks, along with the cypher of Queen Anne. The interior of the lockplate is marked with a {crown} / 3 inspection and maker’s initials that appear to read TM. The rounded and fenced iron pan is bridled and the rounded steel is engraved H-22 on its face. The lock is fit with a rounded, swan-neck cock. The flat brass, 3-screw side plate is 7” in length. The flat brass buttplate is without a tang and is retained by six small, square head finishing nails. The wooden ramrod has a small brass disc pinned to its face and is retained by three sheet brass pipes, without an entry pipe in the stock. The stock measures 56.75”, leaving 3.5” of the muzzle extending past the stock tip, with a bayonet lug located on top of the barrel 1.875” from the muzzle. The stock tip has been reinforced with a .625” sheet brass band to prevent splitting. The stock has a pronounced swell at the ramrod entry point to the stock, a raised carved apron around the tang and a well defined comb to the stock. This is an interesting and early, pre-Ordnance pattern British military musket, the gun conforms most closely to what DeWitt Bailey refers to as the Pattern 1704 Sea Service Musket. The single digit “8” on the lock indicates production in 1708. The contractor Richard Kipling worked in London circa 1701-1715 filling Ordnance Department contracts, delivering completed arms as late as 1711, as well as a 1707 contract for locks, and later working as a stocker and setter up until March of 1715 (Bailey). The Pattern 1704 Sea Service Musket was based upon the Pattern 1703 Land Service Musket. It was produced with a 45”-46” barrel stocked to near the muzzle, with a flat lock with a dog catch and a flat, nailed brass buttplate. Over time, as the socket bayonet was adopted for general use, these earliest pattern muskets were modified by cutting the stocks back roughly 4”, applying a brass reinforcement band and adding a bayonet stud on the top of the barrel. Locks were also modified by the removal of the dog catch as they fell out

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of use. It is the opinion of this cataloger that this stock is a period of use replacement, as the defined comb is not typical of guns from the era of manufacture, but appears more typical of Ordnance Pattern arms ca 1740, when a defined comb and lock and stock flats without carved moldings were in fashion. The cock, pan and steel are all replacements, not original to the 1708 lock. Their form is more appropriate for Ordnance Pattern 1740 locks. It is not clear if the musket is a re-conversion to flint, or was simply repaired at some point during the period of use. The touchhole appears to be bushed, and some erosive pitting is present around the touchhole and at the breech, suggesting the gun may have spent some time in percussion. Despite this potential re-conversion, the musket is a very attractive and fine displaying example of an early production British military long arm from the pre-Ordnance pattern period that was upgraded and repaired to remain in service with the Navy well after these patterns were no longer in use with the British Army. An interesting dichotomy, indicating that small arms were not a priority to the “Senior Service,” with the navy only being concerned that they were functional weapons and not necessarily of the latest pattern. Very good overall. Barrel with an oxidized brown patina over most of the surfaces, which were cleaned and polished long ago leaving only a trace of the proof marks at the breech. The lock has a similar oxidized patina, with a mottled brownish-gray color and mostly clear markings. Lock is mechanically functional, bore is fair. It is heavily oxidized and moderately pitted for its entire length. The barrel has probably been shorted slightly, likely about .5”, and the muzzle is somewhat jagged and slightly out of round. The brass triggerguard may be a replacement from the period of the restocking, it is drilled for a sling swivel and it appears that the forward finial has been broken off. The stock is in near fine condition with the usual bumps, dings and mars from service and use. There is a long diagonal crack on the reverse of the forend running about 19” from the nose band into the ramrod channel, as well as shorter 4” diagonal crack in the center of the forend and a 3” crack near the nose band, on the obverse. There is a moderate chip of wood missing forward of the lock mortise, as well as a small crack under it. A nominally .45” round impact mark on the obverse forend that is about .25” deep. $10,000 - $20,000

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26 French St. Etienne Model 1728 Flintlock Trade Musket .73 caliber, 46” octagon-to-round pin-retained barrel. Bright finish, brass furniture, walnut stock. Flat 6.75” lock, with pronounced teat at the end, is marked St. Etienne with arsenal proof mark. Removable faceted, fenced and bridled iron pan with flat swan neck cock showing a period repair. Arsenal inspection marks are present on the upper left flat of the octagonal breech section of the barrel. Brass furniture, consisting of the buttplate, triggerguard and side plate are all lightly engraved. Two brass thimbles and an entry pipe retain an old replacement iron ramrod. A lug for an angular socket bayonet is located 1.3125” from the muzzle on the top of the barrel. The stock has a pronounced comb and rail, giving the wrist a somewhat delicate appearance. The stock shows a simple, raised carved apron round the rounded breech plug tang. A very rare gun, sure to appeal to both French military collectors and American Colonial Era collectors interested in both the French & Indian and Revolutionary Wars, as this musket could well have come over to participate in those conflicts. Good to very good. Both the barrel and lock have a deeply oxidized brown patina, with minor pitting evenly distributed over all of the iron surfaces. The lock appears to be in original flint configuration, and internal inspection of the barrel with a remote camera reveals no welding at the breech or bushing of the touchhole. The hammer is repaired as noted with the top jaw and screw being possible period replacements. Stock shows moderate wear, but appears to be full-length without any added wood, although it is missing the nose cap. There is a chip missing at the toe, and the forend shows some cracking and splintering, with slivers missing along its length. Overall a very solid example of an early French musket. $2,000 - $4,000

27 British Pattern 1738 Wall Piece by Farmer .98” caliber, 54” pinned, slightly swamped barrel, no S/N. Bright finish, brass furniture, walnut stock. Approximately 72” in overall length, weighs 35 pounds. 9” flat, beveled lock with boarder line engraving terminates in a point, marked FARMER over an illegible date at tail and engraved with a {crown} / GR and with a smaller {crown} / {broad arrow} marking. Integral fenced and bridled iron pan, rounded swan-neck cock, frizzen spring with bulbous finial. Top of breech with British military proofs, and a 13 over the barrel maker’s touch mark, a crown / HI. Flat brass two-screw side plate, brass acorn-shaped wrist escutcheon, brass triggerguard and buttplate, brass nose cap and three ramrod pipes. Heavy iron ramrod appears period. Dovetail for front sight which is missing. Larger hole in stock with iron pin where the swivel yoke was likely attached. Raised carved apron around breech plug tang, carved moldings at side plate and lock. Lock remains in original flint as does barrel, with internal remote camera inspection revealing no welding. Touchhole shows moderate erosion, but remains unmolested. While the specifications for this pattern specify a reinforced cock, the cock on this piece appears absolutely original and correct for the lock in all ways. James Farmer had Board of Ordnance contracts ca 1741-1751, and 1757-1759. He produced locks, barrels and complete arms, which he only delivered ca 1746-1748. Farmer was the only contractor to produce complete wall pieces ca 1746, while all other wall pieces were assembled at the Tower from contractor delivered parts. Good to very good. Metal cleaned to bright, with a pewter patina and showing some scattered pits and oxidized surface discoloration. Most marks remain clear on the barrel, weaker at tail of lock, which has been more aggressively cleaned and shows some pitting as well. Mechanically functional, bore about fair, dark, dirty and pitted. Brass with a medium mustard patina. Stock shows some cracks and repairs, notably around the lock mortise. Forend spliced at the mouth of the entry pipe, but appears to be the same piece of wood as all grain matches perfectly. Overall a very attractive wall gun by a well known Birmingham based Board of Ordnance contractor. $3,500 - $6,000

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28 Lot of Two Early French and One Unknown Socket Bayonets 1) Early French Socket bayonet, likely ca 1730-1750, with a long shank, but shorter than the Marine long-shanked bayonets of the period. 15.75” unfullered blade, 1.75” shank with “shield” applied joint at socket, 2.625” socket, mortised for a top stud, bore .823”, M-S distance 1.2”. Fair to good. Heavily oxidized with a thick brown patina, rear of socket broken. 2) French 1716 Contract-type bayonet, likely ca 1720-1740, 11.5” unfullered blade, 2.375” socket mortised for a bottom stud, .80 bore, M-S distance 1.14” Probably for a fusil, rather than a musket. Good, heavily oxidized with an untouched patina. 3) Unknown, likely 18th century, 14” blade with rudimentary fuller, 2.375” socket mortised for a top stud, bore .834”, M-S distance 1”. Good, heavily oxidized and evenly pitted. $300 - $600

29 Early 18th Century British Naval Cutlass 29” slightly curved, spear point blade with 11.5” fuller. 5” hilt with sheet iron double disk guard and knuckle bow with curled iron quillon and sheet iron cover over grip. Bottom of knuckle bow stamped with what appears to be a partial Thomas Hollier cartouche. Hollier was a London sword cutler and gunsmith who worked ca 17001729. He delivered 1,000 cutlasses to the Royal Navy in 1726 and is generally credited as being the creator of the double-disk “figure-8” British naval cutlass form. This example appears to be a partial restoration with a replaced blade and possibly some enhancement to the poorly struck Hollier mark. Despite the shortcomings, this is an extremely rare example of one of the earliest contract cutlasses what would eventually develop into an official pattern for the Royal Navy and would subsequently be copied in America as well. Good. Replaced blade with some pitting, patina and discoloration. Hilt showing moderate to severe pitting over all the surfaces. Hollier mark poorly struck and potentially enhanced. $1,000 - $2,000

30 Early Rare Salem Navy Cutlass 1700-1725 32.25” slightly curved, single-edged blade, 1.25” wide at ricasso with three narrow, unstopped fullers, measuring 24.5”, 27.75” and 27.5” respectively from the spine towards the edge. 4.5” iron hilt with simple knuckle bow terminating in a rudimentary forward swept quillon, a simple clamshell guard and a faceted bone grip. Blade marked XXX FERARA XXX in bottom fuller on obverse, and XXX ANDREA XXX in the bottom fuller on the reverse; an attempt to infer the blade was made by the famous 16th century sword and blade maker. The misspelling of the name as “Ferara” versus the correct “Ferrara” is evidence of that. An old collection tag on the blade reads “The Salem Naval Cutlass / Salem, Mass. ca 1700-1725.” The attribution is not supported in any way, but the cutlass is typical of colonial era cutlasses both American and foreign made ca 1720-1750. Good. Blade moderately oxidized with brownish gray patina and scattered pitting, numerous nicks along the cutting edge. Clear markings, hilt and guard with similar patina. Bone grip loose and may be a very old replacement. $1,200 - $1,800 SEE DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS, ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS AND CONDITION REPORTS OF ALL LOTS AT COWANS.COM

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31 Dot-Style Powder flask Embossed powder flask on both sides. Made by American Flask Co. with adjustable spout. Nice even dark untouched patina. $300 - $500

32 Flat Powder Horn With Adjustable Spout 8.5” length, flat horn with carved spout. Overall excellent with nice untouched brown to yellow patina. $300 - $500

34 Early Engraved Flat Powder Horn G. Tobias Dated 1753 9” length, flat horn with carved spout with eyes. Horn based plug. Engraved on one side of the horn in three lines is G. TOBIAS, HALIFAX, DAUFIN CO. 1753. On the other side is an engraving of floral design with leaves. Overall excellent with nice untouched dark yellow to amber patina. All markings are very sharp and clear. $2,500 - $5,000 22

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33 Massive Brass Gang Mold 13.5” o.a.l., 3” tall, 1.75” wide. Brass construction, iron sprue cutters top and bottom. Handmade with twelve irregular round ball cavities that cast balls between about .30 and .36 caliber. Twelve crudely cast balls are wired into the mold to demonstrate how it worked and what it made. Very good. Brass with a deep, untouched patina. Iron sprue cutters functional with a deeply oxidized patina. $750 - $1,200

35 French and Indian War Engraved Powder Horn 12.5” length, engraved with British coat of arms, unicorn, cannons, lion with a crown, British flag. Smooth spout with two raised rings; wood base. Very nice untouched amber to brown almost black patina. Wood base is very good. Small chip in the top of the spout.Overall an excellent example of early engraved powder horn. $2,500 - $5,000 BID LIVE ONLINE AT BIDSQUARE.COM


36 British Tower Sea Service Flintlock Musket .75 caliber, 26” barrel, no S/N. A British 3rd model “Brown Bess” of India pattern. Shortened from 39” to 26” during period of use. The India pattern lock is marked Tower with {crown} / GR. All small parts are original. Barrel has British Board of Ordinance acceptance marks. Dark walnut stock with brass furniture. The barrel has brown patina and little to no pitting. Brass India pattern furniture is good. Stock has a blackened finish, likely added later. Buttplate is beveled on sides. An interesting India patterned flintlock “Brown Bess,” possibly made for sea service. $600 - $1,200

37 British Tower 3rd Model Brown Bess Flintlock Musket .75 caliber, 30” barrel, no S/N. A classic India pattern 3rd model flintlock “Brown Bess” musket with Tower lock. {Crown} / GR has the India pattern, reinforced cock, all original small parts, marked Tower. Barrel with British Board of Ordinance proofs. Walnut full stock with British Board of Ordinance acceptance stamps on side plate. Typical India pattern with brass furniture comprising ramrod plates, sideplate, triggerguard, and buttplate. Condition of lock extremely crisp. Barrel very crisp but stained with no real pitting. Stock rates very good with one small loss at barrel pin and a 2” loss on left side at nose cap. Ramrod is possibly original. Action is very crisp. A good example of this classic British flintlock military musket. $800 - $1,600

38 American Restocked French Model 1777 Marine Musket .73 caliber, 39.6875” round barrel, secured by three barrel bands. Bright finish, brass and iron furniture, walnut stock. 6.25” slightly rounded flintlock with removable bridled brass pan. Rounded reinforced cock with old replaced top jaw screw, and possibly top jaw as well. Lock bears no legible markings. The gun appears to be a re-conversion to flint. A composite restock of what appear to be mostly French M1777 Colonial & Marine musket parts, with three brass bands, the upper double strapped. The lower is spring-retained, while the upper two are nail retained. Middle band with brass swivel. Sideplate, triggerguard and buttplate are of iron. Stock appears to be cherry with a deep reddish tone and has a semi-Roman nosed profile and somewhat pronounced comb and moderate rail. A lug for an angular socket bayonet is present under the barrel, .9” from the muzzle. An old, trumpet-shaped iron ramrod that is slightly short to be functional is in the ramrod channel. While the consignor’s notes suggest this musket was Revolutionary War era American rebuild, it is difficult to confirm that assertion. Overall an interesting composite musket that has certainly been in this configuration for a very long time, but that is impossible to verify as Revolutionary War period and is more likely an example of the early Federal Era musket rebuilding and refurbishment programs undertaken by the fledgling government. Good. Metal with a deeply oxidized plum brown patina and some scattered pitting, particularly around the breech that suggest time spent used in a percussion configuration. Examination of the breech with a remote camera shows what appears to be a very old welded repair at the breech as part of the re-conversion. The breech plug tang shows old damage, suggesting it was roughly removed at some point in time. A previous owner’s social security number is electric penciled into the left side of the barrel. Lock is mechanically functional; bore is dark, dirty and moderately pitted. Stock good with numerous cracks and repairs, particularly around the wrist and lock mortise area. $1,000 - $1,500 SEE DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS, ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS AND CONDITION REPORTS OF ALL LOTS AT COWANS.COM

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39 Flintlock Musket .80 caliber, 46” barrel, no S/N. An unusual, unmarked Revolutionary War period continental flintlock military musket with 46” barrel and brass furniture. The banana lock and goose-neck cock appear to have all the original small parts. The faceted pan indicates a possible French origin to this most interesting musket. The long round barrel is stamped “C1061” (significance unknown). The brass furniture has a Dutch look about it, but could equally well be French. Sideplate is decorative for a military gun. Walnut full stock. Barrel has bayonet lug, clearly indicating military use. Gun appears to be essentially untouched, allowing for one significant crack on right side of forend just forward of 2nd barrel band. Retains ramrod in identical untouched crusty condition. A most intriguing Revolutionary War period musket worthy of further research. $1,500 - $3,000

40 H. Nock Pattern 1796 Yeomanry Carbine .75 caliber, 28” barrel, no S/N. Good model 1786 British flintlock Yeomanry saddle ring carbine by Henry Nock. The bolted lock with swan-neck cock marked H. Nock. All small parts appear to be original. The barrel octagonal at breach marked London NO. 16. Brass furniture with triggerguard prominently marked CYC for “Yeomanry Company.” The walnut full stock marked with British military acceptance on left side. Unique Yeomanry ramrod original to this carbine. Bore is excellent. Lock is crisp. Barrel has fine pitting throughout its length, as does saddle bar. The walnut full stock is in fine condition throughout with only minor imperfections. A very rare and handsome British military saddle-ring carbine. $2,000 - $4,000

41 Durs Egg Officer’s Fusil with Matching Bayonet .69 caliber, 37” barrel, no S/N. A fine British flintlock officer’s fusil by Durs Egg with full Tower and {crown} / GR marks. This fine 1780’s period British officer’s fusil has a well-marked lockplate and line engraved swan-neck cock with line-engraved border. All small parts are original. The barrel is signed “D. Egg London” with viewed and proved stamps as well as a small stamp {crown} / DE. The finely molded walnut full stock has good figure in the butt. Brass regulation mounts comprise triggerguard, sideplate, buttplate, and three ramrod pipes and brass nose cap. Condition is excellent with some original polish remaining on lock with perfect markings. Barrel is smooth steel with no pitting. Stock rates excellent with only minor marks. Steel ramrod appears to be the original. Musket is complete with its original triangular bayonet in matching condition. A very fine fusil by one of England’s greatest makers $3,000 - $5,000

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42 Durs Egg Flintlock Rifle .70 caliber, 39” barrel, no S/N. A very rare British flintlock military rifle of “Brown Bess” type by Durs-Egg. The predecessor to the famous Baker rifle, this rare .70 caliber rifle has a lock of “Brown Bess” type, marked {crown} / GR and D-Egg. Swan-neck cock, the 39” barrel with British proofs marked D-Egg, London. Rudimentary rearsite and front-site. Brass furniture of military type. Rifle is particularly unusual as trigger-guard itself forms rear ramrod pipe, has swing swivels, and deeply grooved 8-groove rifling. Figured walnut full stock with pronounced grain at butt. Lock very crisp with staining and no real pitting. Barrel in similar condition with considerable traces of original lacquer Damascus brown. Stock generally crisp with one tight age crack extending from rear of lock. Tulip ramrod, possibly the original. A very rare British military rifle for the advanced collector of British military flintlock arms. From the collection of Jac Weller, Butterfield and Butterfield. $3,000 - $5,000

43 US Surcharged French Model 1766 Flintlock Musket .71 caliber, 43.875” round barrel, no S/N. Bright finish, walnut stock with three barrel bands, the lower one without retention spring. The 6.25” flat, beveled flint lock is marked Maubeuge in script, with a US surcharge at the tail. The lock has a removable faceted, bridled iron pan, and a flat, beveled reinforced cock. Toe of stock branded with Continental Army U-STATES ownership mark. Musket retains the bell-shaped iron wire sling swivels, as well as the bayonet lug, located about .875” from the muzzle under the barrel. An old, incorrect iron ramrod is in the channel under the barrel. Musket appears to be in original flint configuration, and internal camera inspection reveals no welding at the breech, although it could be an old, very high quality re-conversion from a drum bolster using original parts. The musket shows none of the French alterations and improvements that tool place during the early 1770s, suggesting it was delivered to the Continental forces prior to the adoption of those modifications. The brand dates the gun to the Revolutionary War period, while the US surcharge of the lock indicates the gun was still in the US arsenal system during the Federal Period. A nice, untouched example of a desirable and scarce Revolutionary War used French Musket without the extensive restoration typically encountered on these guns. Good to very good. Metal with a very thick, heavily oxidized chocolate brown patina, with some scattered pitting, most prevalent at the breech. Barrel is about .5” short of full length. Mechanically functional, bore dark, dirty and moderately pitted. Stock well worn with numerous cracks and some old repairs, mostly notably an iron nail repair at the wrist being the lock. As the 1766 stock was much thinner and lighter than the preceding 1763 stock, this kind of damage, particularly cracking and splintering in the thin forend, is quite common. As such, the forend shows numerous areas of splintering, cracking and wood loss, as would be expected. $4,000 - $6,000

44 Douglass Rework Dutch Musket .80 caliber, 42” barrel, no S/N. A classic American Revolutionary War period Dutch flintlock military musket. Thumb-piece marked “16CP” with barrel marked in large period capital letters DOUGLASS. Classic Dutch banana-shaped lock with faceted pan; appears to have all its original small parts. Long 42” barrel with brass front site and molded at breech has one would assume the owner’s name “Douglass” beautifully period engraved on the top. Brass military furniture with Dutch raised buttscrews. Stock marked “COT” on left side of cheek piece. First ramrod pipe period engraved “N32.” Barrel with deep smooth aged patina throughout and no significant pitting. Stock is good. Beautifully molded on forend. Front of muzzle has bayonet lug, missing swing swivel from triggerguard. Stock rates excellent for a musket of this period. This fine flintlock would be at home in any collection of American Revolutionary arms. $4,000 - $6,000 SEE DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS, ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS AND CONDITION REPORTS OF ALL LOTS AT COWANS.COM

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45 H Nock New Patent Screwless Musket Duke of Richmond Model .75 caliber, 42� barrel, no S/N. Walnut stock with brass mounted furniture, an extremely rare and desirable H. Nock screwless lock flintlock military musket made for the Duke of Richmond. In virtually pristine original condition throughout. This extraordinary screwless lock musket has the classic H. Nock screwless lock. All small parts are original, and lock has no pitting. The long barrel retains most of its original military lacquer brown, with some thinning throughout. The tang is still bright, the brass furniture are extremely crisp, and walnut full stock is in excellent condition, with most of its original finish and only a few minor storage dents throughout. British Board of Ordinance stamps on stock and barrel. Touch hole shows little evidence of firing. Musket contains its original shaped ramrod and swing swivels, the best example of this very rare and desirable English military musket we have seen. $5,000 - $10,000

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46 H. Nock Screwless Carbine .69 caliber, 25� barrel, no S/N. Brown finish with case colored lock and breechblock. The stock of excellent tiger-striped walnut with brass mounts, and brass patchbox. This extremely rare saddle ring carbine has the classic Nock screwless lock, well marked H. Nock. The barrel with octagonal breach and round barrel. The stock of Baker rifle type with long saddle ring bar and Baker type patch box. An extremely rare flintlock screwless lock military saddle ring carbine by H. Nock of a type made for the Duke of Richmond, but never adopted by the British military due to its expense. In virtually pristine original condition throughout. Nock screwless lock was championed by the Duke of Richmond for its ease of maintenance and excellent utility, however, these were quite costly to make. The walnut stock is excellent. The lock retains considerable original case colors. Action is crisp and excellent. Remarkably the barrel retains nearly 100% of its glossy Damascus brown. The breach retains much original case coloring. The triggerguard and buttplate are in excellent condition. All the screws on this carbine are in excellent condition and show little to no evidence of having been turned. The saddle bar is bright, as is the original ramrod. The stock is superb with none of the usual storage dents found on British semi-military weapons. The forward ramrod pipe has an extremely small casting flaw, measuring approximately 1 millimeter, exposing the ramrod. The gun appears to be unused and possibly only test fired. As good a specimen of this extremely rare carbine as anyone could possibly wish for. $6,000 - $12,000

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47 H. Nock 1786 Screwless Lock Flintlock Carbine .75 caliber, 26” barrel length, no S/N. One of the rarest and most desirable British flintlock military arms is the model 1786 screwless lock flintlock carbine. This example is from the famous collection of Jac Weller, sold at Butterfield and Butterfield, SF. The screwless lock retains all its original small parts, and unique to this model is a flash pan protector stamped with {crown} / GR. The barrel has no fewer than 6 British proofs, including military acceptance stamps. The walnut stock has British Board of Ordinance acceptance stamps throughout and on side plate. Unique ramrod is original, marked D27 (“D” standing for Duke of Richmond). One of the rarest British military arms to be offered at auction in many years. The triggerguard and buttplate are in crisp condition, with Mr. Weller’s renowned grease protecting them. The walnut 3/4 stock is very crisp throughout. One minor age crack at lock screw. Barrel is in excellent condition with no significant pitting, and would easily clean to bright. Action is crisp as new. $6,000 - $12,000

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48 British Tower 2nd Model Short Land Flintlock Musket .75 caliber, 42” barrel, no S/N. A rare and desirable 2nd model flintlock “Brown Bess,” i.e. “Short Land” pattern with barrel marked “65 REG” for the 65th Regiment of Foot. This Revolutionary War-used “Brown Bess” has the classic 2nd model lock, marked Tower and {crown} / GR, with swan-neck cock. All small parts appearing original to this musket. 42” barrel with British Board of Ordinance acceptance stamps and original marking “65 REG.” Brass regulation furniture, walnut stock with unaltered comb and thumb piece further marked “E 53.” The 65th Regiment of Foot saw service during the American Revolution in Boston, and to find a musket used by the 65th is unusual and makes this 2nd model “Brown Bess” a collector’s prize. Lock is in good condition with markings slightly worn, barrel is in good condition as well with little to no pitting and worn but very legible 65 Regiment marking. Walnut full stock with fine old patination. One age crack at butt, possibly an old repair. Classic 2nd model stock with swell at first ramrod pipe, left side of stock with one split by sling swivel and a small loss measuring aprox. 3” behind left side of nose cap. $6,000 - $12,000

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49 Durrs-Egg Breech Loading Rifled Cavalry Carbine .60 caliber, 29.25” barrel, with breech 33”, no S/N. An extremely rare breech-loading rifled flintlock cavalry carbine by Durs Egg, known as a “spear carbine,” with Hennems lock. One of the rarest, if not the rarest, experimental British military arms, this spear carbine is the only example that has been sold in America in memory. Its unique action and equally unique spear bayonet renders this one of the rarest arms in the Wainwright collection. The lock signed “D-Egg” has all of its original small parts, tastefully engraved hammer, and line engraved frizzen. The barrel with octagonal breech and unique breech-loading system is marked at breech “D-Egg, London.” Unique spear bayonet with checkered steel grip and long fullered spear blade. Long saddle-bar with no ring. The finely figured checkered walnut full stock with turning behind front of saddle bar. Condition of lock is fine, with some traces of fading face color in the protected area. The prism spring has traces of original bluing. The beautifully browned Damascus finished barrel retains nearly all of a bright glossy British period re-brown, as does breech block. The stock appears to retain nearly all of its original varnish, showing beautiful figure at butt. Brass mounts of military regulation pattern are crisp. Action is perfect. 8-groove rifling is very fine and bore rates excellent. See Blackmore, British Military Firearms, 1650 - 1850, pg.101 for more information about these unique spear carbines. Altogether one of the rarest and finest English flintlock rifled muskets we have ever seen. $6,000 - $12,000

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50 Committee of Safety Musket .75 caliber, 42” round, pinned barrel with baluster turned rings at breech, no S/N. Bright finish brass furniture, hardwood stock. The 6.375” long semi-banana-shaped lock terminates in a point and is unmarked. The lock has a short sear with two screws visible behind the cock and a removable rounded iron pan that is fenced and bridled. The rounded swan-neck cock measures 3.25” to the end of the decorative comb finial, with a modern replacement top jaw and screw. The frizzen spring terminates in a long, bulbous finial and the frizzen has a curled toe. The barrel is marked with a depressed cartouche with the raised letters SS, noted as the mark of a yet-tobe-identified Committee of Safety gun maker (see Ahearn’s Muskets of the Revolution, p161). The gun conforms to Mr. Ahearn’s description as a crude American-made copy of a British Short Land Pattern musket with a 42” pinned barrel, a heavy stock with a thick, rudimentarily formed forend and strangely carved apron. The musket also has the oddly shaped brass wrist escutcheon, secured by a screw through its face that is typical of this maker’s work. The brass mountings include a a flat buttplate secured by three screws with a 4.25” tang, a 10.75” triggerguard with simple finial at the front, a flat 6” Short Land style side plate, a 1.25” brass nose cap and four ramrod thimbles. The upper pipe is funnel-shaped, the two middle ones are simple round pipes and and the entry pipe in the stock does not have a flared mouth. The musket appears to be in its original flint configuration in all respects, with an internal camera inspection of the breech showing no indication of welding. The touchhole shows good erosion and in properly positioned with some angle and taper. A .186” wide by .285” long bayonet lug is located on the top of the barrel, 1.6” from the muzzle. The remnants of what appears to be an “M” mark is stamped on the top of the breech, and smaller “M” marks appear to be stamped behind the triggerguard along the toe line of the stock. At least one other example of a musket by this maker is known with the same “M” mark on the ramrod. The initials JSM are carved in the obverse butt and show good wear, with the “S” and “M” intertwined, a backwards “K” is carved further forward on the butt. Another “JM” is carved on the reverse of the stock and a deeply carved L is present in the reverse wrist. The most interesting carving is the full name Warren Adams carved on the obverse butt. This name does not show as much wear or age as the other initials noted. No sling swivels are present and an old, iron, trumpet head ramrod, measuring about 40” is present in the channel under the stock. Very good for a Revolutionary War Committee of Safety Musket. The metal has a deeply oxidized, dark brown patina with some scattered surface roughness and light pitting. Mechanically functional, poor bore, which is dark, dirty, rusted and pitted. Brass SEE DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS, ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS AND CONDITION REPORTS OF ALL LOTS AT COWANS.COM

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with a deep, greenish-gold, “woodsy” patina. Stock about good, showing several significant cracks in the forend, as well as a couple of large chips missing. The stock from the entry pipe back to the butt is in much better condition than the forend and shows only only a moderate amount of wear with scattered bumps and dings, a couple of tight cracks around the side plate, and an area of wood worn through forward of the triggerguard due to poor routing of the ramrod channel. The stock remains crisp and does not appear to have been sanded. Some of the original pins are missing from the forend and some have been replaced by crude iron finishing nails with with a larger hand-forged nail passing through the hole that likely held the upper sling swivel screw. Lock and tang screws are appropriately crude, handmade screws. Overall a very attractive, essentially complete Committee of Safety Musket in a farily high level of preservation. $8,000 - $15,000 SEPTEMBER 12, 2018 CINCINNATI, OHIO

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51 Ferguson Officer’s Breech Loading Carbine .70 caliber, 20” barrel, no S/N. An extremely rare and possibly unique short-barreled large bore rifled breech-loading flintlock carbine, using the Ferguson system perfected by British Major Patrick Ferguson by Robert Wilson of Menories, London. This fantastically rare and extremely attractive Ferguson type breech-loading carbine uses the actual Ferguson system consisting of an uninterrupted thread, single turn triggerguard serving as the breech. The bolted lock with bridled frizzen retains all its original small parts with engraved cock screw and sparse engraving on hammer and lock plate. Signed on oval “Wilson.” The heavily swamped round barrel with flat at breech stamped with star and RW for “Robert Wilson” and viewed and proofed stamps. Single-leaf rear-sight and silver teardrop-shaped fore-sight, the heavily swamped barred deeply rifled with 10 grooves. The heavy steel triggerguard is engraved with a flower and breech itself engraved with a sunburst pattern at base and a flower at top. Brass buttplate engraved with stand of arms. Two ramrod pipes, original horn-tipped ramrod. The rarity and condition of this splendid “Ferguson” carbine cannot be overstated. Barrel retains much of what appears to be its original glossy brown finish with thinning mostly at top. The figured walnut full stock with tiger striping retains what appears to be considerable original varnish with minor handling dents, mostly on side. Lock retains what appears to be some original bright polish, still has grease and dirt. $10,000 - $20,000

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52 Dublin Castle Dragoon Pistol .60 caliber, 9” barrel, no S/N. A scarce and very desirable British dragoon flintlock pistol with highly desirable Dublin Castle marks with {crown} / GR. Barrel has a {crown} / GR proof is deep and even-aged brown with brass mounts. Contains a molded walnut full stock with various inspectors’ marks. Dublin Castle marked and clearly legible. Guns marked Dublin Castle are extremely rare and desirable and this dragoon is no exception. The lock plate in good condition with only minor surface rust, excellent marks, the hammer with pitting on top jaw and screw. Pan shows evidence of firing. Lock will not stay on cock (needs minor adjustment). The brass mounts in good condition throughout. Barrel only has very minor pitting towards touch hole. Stock has minor marks throughout. One tight crack on left side near forend, and another extremely minor loss measuring 3” on right side of barrel. $2,000 - $3,000

53 Matching Pair of Waters Pistols with Pommel Holsters .60 caliber, 7” barrels, no S/N. A fine pair of brass-mounted English flintlock officer’s pistols by Waters, London ca 1770 with silver thumbpieces engraved with a coat of arms consisting of three five-pointed crowns (rubbed). The signed engraved bolted locks with push on safeties and simple engraving have all their original small parts. The octagonal-to-round barrels are signed London and marked proved. The brass buttcaps have spurred pommels and a grotesque face in relief. The elaborate brass sideplates are cast in relief with a trophy of arms and pierced. The sidenails are delicately engraved. The figured walnut full stocks have a carved shell at the breech. A very attractive pair of Revolutionary War period pistols in fine original condition. Both pistols retain their original ramrods one with worm. Condition is good overall with smooth steel surfaces and no real pitting. The stocks are crisp with only minor marks and no repairs. $2,500 - $5,000

54 Jordan Flintlock Heavy Dragoon Pistol .70 caliber, 12” barrel, no S/N. A rare and extremely desirable George II period heavy dragoon flintlock martial pistol. The early banana-shaped lock with {crown} / GR and Jordan, 1746. The lock has all its original small parts, including frizzen top jaw and cock. The long 12” barrel with British Board of Ordinance proofs “GR.” Brass mounts comprising spurred heavy brass butt cap and a molded walnut full stock. Stock is stamped “20.” These heavy dragoon pistols were used extensively throughout Colonial America and in the 7-Years War (French and Indian War). The ramrod with brass tip, possibly an original. The lock with only minor surface pitting and barrel has minor pitting throughout its length, to be expected from one of these extremely rare early dragoon pistols. Brass mounts in crisp condition throughout. Triggerguard with minor casting flaw and period repair. The molded walnut full stock is in excellent condition for one of these early heavy dragoon pistols, appearing to have considerable original finish and no significant defects. $4,000 - $8,000 34

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55 Early Dog Head Pommel Saber 28.75” curved, single-edged blade, 1.25” wide at ricasso, with 22” fuller along the spine. 5.5” hilt with rudimentary lion or dog’s head pommel, crudely cast of brass. Four-slot guard with tapered and fluted knuckle bow, spiral grooved wood grip with 8 wraps of flat copper wire. Blade with starburst maker’s mark on obverse near ricasso. Typical of officer’s sabers, both English and American, from the 3rd quarter of the 18th century. Good. Blade cleaned to bright, toning down with scattered surface oxidation and discoloration, along with some light pitting. Brass polished to bright. Wood grip with full-length crack along obverse. $1,000 - $2,000

56 Early Rev War Slot-Hilt Naval Officer’s Sword 28.25” curved, single-edged blade with full-length, stopped median fuller. 5.5” hilt with turned, spiral grooved wood grip, a brass four-slot guard, tapered, reeded knuckle bow and urn-shaped pommel cap. Pommel engraved on the obverse with a fouled anchor motif. Sword otherwise unmarked. A scarce, early British or American horseman’s-style saber, marked to indicate use by a naval officer. Good. Blade slightly shortened, tip rounded, showing surface rust, oxidation, some pitting and a few nicks along the cutting edge. Blade re-seated in hilt with old solder, now tight in hilt. Guard broken and repaired. A well used and often repaired early naval saber. $1,000 - $2,000

57 Revolutionary War Era Officer’s Short Saber 25” curved, single-edged blade, 1” wide at ricasso, with 23.5” median fuller and 16.5” narrow fuller near spine. 6” silver-plated hilt with olive pommel, high capstan and spiral grooved horn grip with silver wire. Four-slot pierced D-shaped guard. A classic, likely American made, example of the English short saber, probably ca 1775-1785. Similar examples are shows in various books by Peterson and Neumann. Very good. Blade with a mottled, oxidized dark gray over pewter patina. Hilt with much of the silver plating present, showing old tarnish and discoloration. Grip very nice, showing some handling marks and some very tiny grain cracks in the horn. $1,500 - $3,000

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58 Revolutionary War Era Naval Cutlass 27.5” single-edged spear point blade, 1.25” wide at ricasso. 4.75” turned wood grooved grip with palm swell and brass ferrules at the hilt and pommel. Double disk “Figure 8”-style iron guard form. 3.5” round guard with rolled lip quillon, knuckle bow tapered to rear with a rudimentary heart shape. Leather washer at throat. A classic early naval cutlass likely from the 2nd half of the 18th century, possibly of American origin. Good. Blade with an oxidized plum brown patina and some scattered pitting. Guard with remnants of black paint. Grip very good with scattered dings and mars. $1,500 - $3,000

59 Early Dog Head Pommel Cuttoe Dated 1787 27.25” curved, single-edged blade, 1.25” wide at ricasso, with 6” false edge and 21” unstopped fuller along spine. 5.5” hilt with silver plated dog’s head pommel, shaped four-slot guard and double chain knuckle bow. Spiral grooved wooden grip. Blade marked on both sides with the date 1787 and a running fox motif, additionally with a Maltese cross on the reverse near the ricasso. A small plate secures all of the chains in the center of the guard, engraved with a rudimentary fleur-de-lis on one side and on the other: Capt C. B. Consignor notes that this sword was presented to Caleb Brewster of George Washington’s famous Culpepper Spy Ring. The sword is additionally published with that attribution in Daniel Hartzler’s American Silver-Hilted, Revolutionary and Early Federal Swords Volume II as figure 451. Hartzler attributes the unmarked sword to maker James Youle, who had been a partner with famous silver-hilted sword maker John Bailey in New York prior to the American Revolution. Good. Blade cleaned, leaving the markings slightly weak in some areas. Tip rounded, with numerous nicks in the edge of the blade. Guard bent and broken in at least two places, silver plate mostly present with nicely tarnished patina. Spiral grooved grip rosewood grip with a deep purple tone showing some handling marks and .5” chip missing from the obverse. $3,000 - $5,000

60 Rev War Swedish Engraved Powder Horn 15” overall length. Horn is covered in Swedish markings. Wood base plug. A large iron ring near the plug. Nice untouched patina. More than likely this 18th century. Overall very good condition. $1,500 - $3,000

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61 H. Nock Experimental British Military Inside Lock 6.25” flat beveled lock plate unmarked, center of flash guard with {crown} / GR royal cypher. Integral rounded waterproof iron pan, flat reinforced cock. This large sized early Nock inside lock was used for an experimental Nock breechloading musket and an experimental version of the Duke of Richmond pattern musket. Mechanically functional, metal with a mottled and oxidized dark gray over a pewter patina. An incredibly scarce British military lock from the end of the 18th or beginning of the 19th century. $750 - $1,000

62 H. Nock British Military Screwless Musket or Carbine Lock 5.5” flat beveled lockplate marked H NOCK under the pan and with a small {crown} / {broad arrow} Board of Ordnance inspection mark. Center of flash guard with {crown} / GR royal cypher. Integral rounded waterproof iron pan, flat reinforced cock. Mechanically functional, metal with a mottled and oxidized dark gray over dull gray patina. A very scarce British military lock from the end of the 18th or beginning of the 19th century. $500 - $800

63 H. Nock British Military Screwless Musket or Carbine Lock 5.5” flat beveled lock plate marked H NOCK under the pan and with a small {crown} / {broad arrow} Board of Ordnance inspection mark. Center of flash guard with {crown} / GR royal cypher. Integral rounded waterproof iron pan, flat reinforced cock. Mechanically functional, metal cleaned to bright with scattered mottled discoloration, oxidation and some pitting. A very scarce British military lock from the end of the 18th or beginning of the 19th century. $600 - $900

64 H. Nock British Military Screwless Rifle Lock 4.75” flat beveled lock plate marked H NOCK at rear. Center of lock with {crown} / GR royal cypher and with small {crown} / {broad arrow} Board of Ordnance inspection mark. Integral rounded waterproof iron pan, flat reinforced cock. Mechanically functional, metal with a mottled and oxidized grayish patina over dull steel. A very scarce British military lock from the end of the 18th or beginning of the 19th century. $600 - $900

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65 Springfield U.S. Model 1795 Type III Flintlock Musket .70 caliber, 44.5” round barrel secured by three spring-retained barrel bands, no S/N. Bright finish, walnut stock. 6.25” flat beveled lock with teat at rear. Lock marked with script US / {eagle} / SPRINGFIELD in an upturned arc and dated 1812 at the tail. Matching date on buttplate tang. Lock with integral, fenced and bridled iron pan, flat beveled reinforced cock with heart-shaped cutout. The lock appears to be original flint in every respect with matching single dot mating marks on most of the internal parts. The barrel appears to be original flint as well, with internal camera inspection revealing no welding at the breech or bushing of the touchhole. Touchhole shows moderate erosion and oxidation, but is still slightly tapered and angled and is well centered in the pan. The mating mark \/||| appears on the bottom of the barrel, the breech plug and on the edge of the mainspring. The workman initials “AC” are found under the barrel and the initial “D” is found inside the lock plate. Bayonet lug is marked with an “L” on top. A script, intertwined US acceptance mark is found on the counterpane, with the initials JG engraved in side plate in script. The initials JW are neatly carved in the reverse of the stock. An old brass collection tag is on obverse butt. The sling swivels and a button head iron ramrod are present. The musket is accompanied by US M1795 pattern angular socket bayonet with US stamped to the rear of the mortise cut of the unbridgeable 2.75” long socket. Flat triangular bayonet blade is unfullered, approximately 14.25” long, 1.25” wide and stamped DM at the ricasso. Very good. Metal with a dull pewter patina suggesting an old chemical cleaning. Markings clear in metal throughout. Metal mostly smooth with some pitting at the breech. Mechanically functional, bore is about good, heavily oxidized with even pitting along its length. Stock very good, solid, with some old added varnish. Stock shows scattered bumps, dings, mars and handling marks. Bayonet very good and fits the musket well. $2,500 - $5,000

66 Swivel Blunderbuss 1.67” at muzzle, nominally 1” bore, 21.25” round barrel with baluster turned rings at canon muzzle transition, no S/N. Bronze barrel, bright lock, brass furniture, walnut stock, weighs about 18 pounds. 6.5” unmarked, flat beveled lock with flat beveled, reinforced cock. Removable semi-faceted bridled iron pan with fence, frizzen spring with bulbous finial. Lock marked internally WK and with sub-assembly marks mating the pan to the bridle. Lock assembly marked to the gun. No external marks or proofs. Simple brass furniture, including a flat S-shaped sideplate, triggerguard with rudimentary finial, buttplate with simple tang, retained by three screws and a single ramrod thimble with no entry pipe. Button head iron rod appears old and is of appropriate length, but may be a shortened rod from another swivel gun or wall piece. Includes an iron mounting collar with pivoting pin to mount the gun. Collar, pin, bolt and nut are all handmade and show good age and appear be original to the piece. Some speculation exists that the “WK” mark is that William Kerlin. This exact gun is pictured as the lower gun in the pair of identical swivel guns on page 135 of Rankin’s Small Arms of the Sea Services. A solid example of an almost certainly American-made swivel gun, as there are no proofs indicting British or Continental production, from the first quarter of the 19th century. Very good. Barrel with an uncleaned patina. Lock is original flint, cleaned to silvery gray. Mechanically functional, good bore showing dirt and oxidation. Stock with numerous bumps, dings and nicks, as well as some splintering, cracks and repairs in the forend. Old nailed repairs in apron around breech plug tang. Front lock mounting screw an old replacement. $2,500 - $4,000 38

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67 Springfield U.S. Model 1807 Indican Carbine Altered to Cadet Musket .55 caliber, 33.75” pin retained round barrel, no S/N. Browned finish, brass mountings, walnut stock. Flat beveled flint lock with teat at rear with bridled and fenced, faceted iron pan. Flat beveled reinforced cock with replaced top jaw screw. Lock marked “US” in script over an eagle over SPRINGFIELD in an upturned arc. Rear of lock dated 1808, with matching date on the buttplate tang. Top of breech marked US, with P / {eagle head} / V marks at left breech. Blank oval brass escutcheon at wrist. Originally produced as one of the 1,201 “Indian Carbines” that were manufactured at Springfield ca 1808-1810 for distribution to “friendly Indians.” Some of the guns were subsequently altered for use as Cadet Muskets during the early 1830s. The alteration included cutting back the forend and adding a combination front sight/ bayonet lug to accept an angular socket bayonet. 31 muskets were so altered in 1830 for use at West Point, where they were not adopted. An additional 321 were altered in 1832, with 140 of those being sent for use by cadets in South Carolina. This is a “Type I” alteration with the stock cut back 2.5” and the front sight/bayonet lug installed on top of the barrel 1” from the muzzle. A wooden trumpet head ramrod with an iron wiper on the end is present in the ramrod channel secured by two brass thimbles and an entry pipe. The muzzle section of this exact Cadet Musket is pictured on page 363 of George Moller’s American Military Shoulder Arms Volume II, when the gun was in the collection of Jack Callahan. Very good. Barrel retains much of a later applied blue finish. Lock a smoky, grayish-brown with some discoloration. All markings legible. Lock appears to be original flint with matching mating marks on the interior, including the interior of the pan. Cock appears original, top jaw may be, with the top jaw screw replaced. Mechanically functional, bore condition hard to determine due to a thick coating of grease. Stock good, lightly sanded with about 8” of the forend replaced, along with the upper ramrod pipe. A number of repaired cracks are present forward, below and to the rear of the lock mortise. No cartouche present. Some bumps and dings present as well. Provenance: Gerald G. Fox, Jack Callahan, Peter Wainwright. $3,000 - $5,000

68 British Swivel Blunderbuss 1.7” at muzzle, nominally 1.25” bore, 22.25” flared iron barrel with baluster turned rings as breech, no S/N. Bright finish, brass furniture, walnut stock, iron swivel mount, weighs about 14 pounds. 6.75” rounded lock terminating in a point, engraved {crown} / GR forward of the cock and TOWER vertically behind the cock. Lock with fenced and bridled iron pan, rounded reinforced cock may be a replacement. Lock assembly marked to the gun. Barrel with weak London commercial proofs that have been mostly obliterated by an old cleaning. Wooden ramrod with brass ferrule reinforcement at tip is retained by a single trumpet-shaped thimble. Period iron swivel mount in place through stock. Brass buttplate engraved with a {crown} / {broad arrow} / 1705. While the simple buttplate may be from that period, the balance of the gun is certainly post-1777 as the lock shows the short sear (two screws visible behind cock) that was introduced at that time. Simple flat, S-shaped sideplate with finial to rear is certainly post-1742 period. Stock with raised apron carving around breech plug tang, but none of the raised moldings around the lock typical of British military arms from the second quarter of the 18th century. The gun likely dates from the last quarter of the 18th or first quarter of the 19th century, using some older, re-purposed parts. Good. Iron barrel aggressively cleaned removing most of the markings and leaving some small pits. Metal with a dull gray color with a brownish cast. Mechanically functional, dirty, oxidized and rusted bore is about fair, with a large pillar in the breech. Stock with wear and numerous bumps and dings, particularly around the swivel mount. There is a large crack that starts at the counterpane travels through the wrist and terminates in the lock mortise. This should has been stabilized immediately to prevent further damage. Small repair on top of comb, grain crack on reverse of butt, running to the belly of the stock. Swivel mount heavy oxidized and deeply pitted. Front lock mounting screw is an old replacement. $3,500 - $6,000 SEE DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS, ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS AND CONDITION REPORTS OF ALL LOTS AT COWANS.COM

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69 H. Nock Screwless Lock Heavy Dragoon Carbine 70 caliber, 30” barrel, no S/N. Extremely rare, possibly experimental, screwless lock heavy dragoon flintlock carbine. This extremely rare carbine has an unusual type of screwless lock with very small hammer reminiscent of a hall flintlock. The maker’s name is not stamped, but rather engraved in a flowing signature pattern H. Nock, with a delicately engraved star-burst towards the front of the flat-lock plate. All lock parts are original including top jaw and screw. The round barrel is octagonal at breech, breech marked H. Nock Patent with chevron engraving at the very rear. Teardrop-shaped rear-site, Damascus barrel with bayonet lug has a period re-brown with some extremely minor surface pitting. Brass regulation type furniture comprising buttplate and triggerguard. Stock has inspector’s mark on side. Carbine retains its original unique ramrod. Stock shows wear and dents likely from service. One significant crack on left side above forward ramrod pipe with old glue holding it firm. A very rare and possibly unique example of this rare type. $4,000 - $6,000

70 Virginia Manufactory 1st Model Flintlock Musket .70 caliber, 43.6875” barrel, no S/N. Bright finish, walnut stock. Assembly numbered 10 on most parts. Barrel marked to the 20th VA Regiment of Princess Ann County, VA. Lock with clear VIRGINIA / Manufactory mark forward of hammer, with RICHMOND / 1807 in an arc at the tail. 6.25” flat beveled lock with integral rounded and fenced iron pan. Flat beveled swan neck cock, hammer screw an old replacement. Lock appears to be original flint in all respects and internal examination of the breech with a remote digital camera reveals no indication of welding. Touchhole shows good erosion, taper and angle. Lower swivel missing, upper swivel stud removed from middle band along with swivel. Bayonet lug on top of barrel, 1.4” from muzzle, modified to accept a brass front sight blade. Iron button head ramrod an old replacement, only measuring 42” in length. The initials WA and JW are carved in the reverse of the stock, the first set with the “A” in the form of a Masonic square & compass. Some 58,428 muskets were produced at the Virginia Manufactory ca 1802-1821. In 1807, only 1,680 were produced. A lovely example of an untouched, War of 1812 period Virginia Manufactory musket. Very good. Metal with a thickly oxidized brown patina. Metal mostly smooth with some pitting around the breech, markings mostly clear. Mechanically functional, heavily oxidized and pitted bore. Stock with a lovely, uncleaned patina, showing scatted handling marks and a small crack at the upper rear of the lock mortise. $4,000 - $6,000

71 Nock Screwless Lock Musket .75 caliber, 39” barrel, no S/N. A superb and extremely rare .75 stocked flintlock musket with Nock screwless lock, marked {crown} / GR on pan flash protector. This unique British military flintlock arm has an unmarked lock of unique design. Made for rapid removal, the 39” military type barrel has British Court of Ordinance marks at top. The walnut .75 stock of military type, sling swivels, trigger is off-set to accommodate the unique lock. Brass furniture comprising ramrod pipes, triggerguard, and buttplate. Triggerguard engraved with a large “D.” The whole preserved in extremely crisp condition, the stock with the usual dents from service and one small piece missing from left side. Action is crisp. The knock screwless lock is generally found on rarities specifically made at the order of the Duke of Richmond and never adopted for general service due to the extreme cost of manufacture. This particular example is extremely rare and possibly unique. All steel surfaces are shiny bright metal with little to no corrosion. GR marking excellent. Ramrod appears to be the original. The only one of this model we have observed. $5,000 - $10,000 40

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72 M. Icard Swivel Espingole 1.25” bore, 22.25” two-stage pinned barrel with canon muzzle, no S/N. Bronze barrel, brass lockplate and furniture, iron small parts, walnut stock, weighs 35 pounds. Barrel stamped three times: M. ICARD N - YORK. Brass lockplate marked in same fashion, but in two lines. 7.5” flat lockplate with teat at rear, with unfenced, faceted, bridled iron pan and flat, slightly beveled reinforced iron cock. Lock re-purposed with old mounting screw holes filled, secured by only a single transverse screw through the stock and a small brass wood screw at the front of the plate. Lock with old brazed repair where the front part broke or cracked just forward of the pan. Heavy brass furniture, no buttplate, rusted and pitted iron swivel yoke is period, but not original to the gun. Modern replacement wood rammer with wood tip. This gun was formerly in the Norm Flayderman collection for many years, and at least one photo is known with him holding the gun. This M. ICARD espingole is pictured in a line drawing and referenced on page 116 of Gilkerson’s Boarders Away II, and is also referenced in other standard texts on small arms of the era, including Rankin’s Small Arms of the Sea Service (p134) and Reilly’s US Martial Flintlocks (p241). Good. Barrel with thick greenish, uncleaned patina. Iron parts deeply oxidized with some pitting. Mechanically functional, dark, dirty, oxidized bore. Stock with bumps, dings and wear, especially around the swivel mount. Also showing some minor chipping and scattered grain cracks, mostly in the butt. Ramrod cracking and splitting, leaving the tip loose. Ex Norm Flayderman Collection $6,000 - $12,000

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73 Civilian Model Nock Volley Gun .40 caliber, 22� barrel, no S/N. A rare and superb rifled flintlock 7-barrel volley or goose gun by Henry Nock, maker to His Majesty George III, first quarter of the 18th century. This superb and rare gun comes from the renowned collection of English arms formed by Clay P. Bedford, contractor on the Hoover Dam. The stepped signed bolted lock is of the finest English quality throughout, with rainproof pan, roller bearing frizzen, and push-on safety. A swan-neck cock with rudimentary engraving and the beautifully engraved screw has all original small parts. The lock has no replacement parts throughout and is extremely crisp. The barrel cluster retains much of what appears to be the original twist brown and signed in full H. Nock London, gun maker to His Majesty. Breach and tang are superbly engraved, with stand of arms and pure gold line and gold lined touch hole. The iron trigger guard is finely engraved with a seated female lion with characteristic English pineapple finial. The buttplate is engraved with a well-rendered stag. Ramrod pipe with pineapple finial, no sideplate. The finely checkered, highly figured walnut stock is of the finest English quality and has relief cheek piece. Barrel has rear-sight with 2 leaves and silver front sight. Condition of lock is excellent. Barrel has finish as noted, and some minor pitting, mostly towards the muzzle. Marking mechanically excellent, the trigger guard retains considerable peacock blueing, mostly on bow. Buttplate retains considerable traces of blueing. This volley gun retains its original ramrod with worm. The stock is very fine, with some minor dents, mostly on right side. Altogether a superb and rare piece, with provenance as good as it gets. $15,000 - $20,000

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74 Nock 1st Model Naval Volley Gun, 1 of 500 .50 caliber, 20� barrel, no S/N. An extremely rare and most desirable first model military flintlock 7-barrel volley gun (one of 500) by Henry Nock, marked Tower with GR. Untouched condition throughout. The bolted lock with goose-neck cock is well marked with {crown} / GR and Tower. The goose-neck cock and frizzen appear to be the original, and aside from the cock screw, which is a period replacement, the lock is untouched. Seven barrels British Board of Ordinance proofs. Brass furniture includes sideplate triggerguard and buttplate all with age-browned patination. The walnut stock is in fine condition with old varnish and remarkably few dents, considering this arm was used for sea service throughout the Napoleonic Wars. The lock has a deep aged brown patina. Jaw screw and frizzen have minor pitting throughout, characteristic of sea service and salt corrosion. The barrels have minor pitting throughout, once again from sea service. This extremely rare British military arm retains its original ramrod. One of the better Nock volley guns offered for sale in many years. This first model is a collector’s prize, whether one fancies oddities or British military arms. $20,000 - $30,000

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75 Nock 2nd Model Naval Volley Gun, 1 of 50 .50 caliber, 20� barrel, no S/N. An extremely rare and nearly pristine 2nd model flintlock 7-barrel British military volley gun from the famous Clay P. Bedford collection, exhibited Met Museum of Art early firearms of Great Britain and Ireland (#169, pg. 159 and 156), in pristine condition throughout. One of only 100 made by Henry Nock for the British Board of Ordinance. This 2nd model volley gun is not only an extreme rarity but also in remarkably fine condition. Exhibiting none of the usual sea service pitting, and an extremely fine stock. The flat lockplate with perfect markings {crown} / GR and Tower. All small parts are original and action is as crisp as it was when made. Barrel cluster has very legible British Board of Ordinance proofs, and marked H. Nock on right barrel. Brass furniture comprising sideplate, ramrod pipes, triggerguard and buttplate in very fine condition. Barrels are in remarkable condition, for a sea service volley gun, with only extremely minor erosion in a few areas. Barrels appear to have old grease in recesses. The walnut stock is in excellent condition throughout, with only a few extremely minor dents, and visible British Board of Ordinance proof on right side. The ramrod appears to be original to the arm as well. The finest 2nd model Nock volley gun to be offered in memory, and with provenance from the Bedford Collection and the Met. Quite likely the best in America. $25,000 - $50,000

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76 French M1786 Naval Pistol 70 caliber, 8” barrel, no S/N. Very rare French model 1786 naval flintlock pistol with brass mounts and long belt hook. Marked by the Manufacture Royale DeTulle. A rare and desirable French flintlock pistol, the lock well marked MRLE DeTulle. Appears to have all original small parts, the barrel with French proofs, brass mounts. The walnut .75 stock with a number of French inspector’s stamps, what appears to be an anchor above. Ramrod of the correct type, but a replacement. A rare French naval flintlock service pistol. Very crisp action. Condition of lock is somewhat stained with no serious pitting. Barrel with stains, but no serious pitting. Brass mounts are good. Stock good overall, but has one crack throughout butt held in place by screws and mounts. Otherwise in good condition throughout. $1,000 - $1,500

77 British Pattern 1801 Flintlock Sea Service Pistol 54 caliber, 12” barrel, no S/N. Dated 1806 on stock. An excellent British flintlock sea service pistol. The lock marked Tower {crown} / GR. Has all its original small parts, a long 12” barrel, a pleasing steel color, with Board of Ordinance proofs GR. The walnut full stock with British Board of Ordinance proofs date 1806. No significant pitting. Crisp action. The long belt hook in crisp condition proofed properly. Minor marks. Ramrod possibly original. The classic British sea service pistol, and this example is in far better condition than usually encountered. All brass mounts extremely crisp. $2,000 - $3,000

78 H. Nock Screwless Lock Sea Service Pistol .80 caliber, 9” barrel, no S/N. A very rare and desirable screwless lock flintlock service pistol signed H-Nock with brass barrel. The extremely attractive and rare British military flintlock service type pistol has the rare screwless lock designed by Nock and the Duke of Richmond and rarely found on handguns. Lock is signed in script H Nock with star-burst at extreme tip of lock. The brass barrel has British Board of Ordinance proofs, the dark walnut full stock made without provision for ramrod. All small parts on screwless lock appear to be original. Stock has small initial inspector’s mark on left side ‘J-C.’ Brass barrel. A rare and unusual British military flintlock pistol. The lock is clean with very minor surface pitting. Stock is in good condition throughout with minor marks. Action is crisp; triggerguard with white grease pencil museum mark “7506-66.” $3,000 - $5,000

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79 Pair of H. Nock Flintlock Officer’s Pistols 50 caliber, 9.125” round barrel. Flat lockplates, flat- style gooseneck cocks, rounded pans. The bolted locks signed H. Nock with line engraving on cocks and borders. Both locks retain all their original small parts. Top of barrels are signed London with HN proof as well as other proofs. The fine molded walnut full stocks with flats at grip Both pistols are in fine original condition. The barrels retain all of what appears to be a tobacco lacquer brown. The brass mounts are crisp. Both pistols retain their original brass tipped ramrods with worm. Stocks are exceedingly crisp with original finish and few in any marks. A very fine pair of Nock flintlocks in really remarkable condition. $3,000 - $5,000

80 Harpers Ferry Model 1805 Flintlock Horseman’s Pistol .55 caliber, 10.0625” round barrel, S/N 398. Bright finish, brass mountings, walnut stock. 4.75” flat beveled lock with integral rounded and fenced iron pan with bridle, flat beveled reinforced cock. Lock marked with {eagle} / US under pan and HARPERS / FERRY / 1807 at tail. Interior of lock marked WV. Lock appears to be original flint in all respects. Barrel marked with serial number 398, as well as raised US and {eagle head} inspection marks in depressed oval cartouches. Barrel appears to be original flint as well, with internal camera inspection not revealing any welding. Touchhole appears unmolested, showing normal erosion, as well as good taper and angel. A clear C/CW (Charles Williams) cartouche is present on the counterpane, and a clear JS/0 is stamped upside down on the obverse grip at grip cap. Matching mating mark XIII on mainspring, under barrel, and on lock and tang screws. Tapered wooden ramrod is likely an old replacement. Approximately 1290 pairs of M1805 pistols were produced at Harpers Ferry in 1807. A nice example of our first US arsenal made martial pistol. Very good. Metal with a mottled salt and pepper patina with scattered oxidation and light pitting that is more moderate around the breech and touchhole. All metal with clear markings. Mechanically functional, upper bridle screw inside the lock is broken. Dark, oxidized and evenly pitted bore. Brass with a medium golden patina. Stock with clear markings, showing some repaired cracks in the grip, and at the rear lock screw. Numerous bumps and dings with some wood loss around the wedge. Some added finish in areas of repair with added varnish over most of the wood. Overall a very solid example of an early and desirable US martial flintlock pistol. $3,000 - $6,000 SEE DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS, ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS AND CONDITION REPORTS OF ALL LOTS AT COWANS.COM

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81 S. North Model 1813 Naval Flintlock Pistol .70 caliber, 9.0625” round barrel secured by a double-strapped barrel band with Wickham’s improvement stud, no S/N. Bright finish, iron mounts, walnut stock. Rounded lock weakly marked S. NORTH / MIDLN CON in downward and upward arcs respectively. Removable bridled brass pan, rounded, reinforced cock. Lock is a high quality re-conversion to flint using some original parts, with the overly large touchhole suggesting this was a drum conversion. Touchhole with barely visible HHP inspection, breech of barrel marked P / US. Weak block letter ET inspection on counterpane, indicating acceptance by Edward Trencher for US Navy service. Iron belt hook on reverse. Tapered wooden ramrod an old replacement. These large caliber pistols were produced ca 1813-1815 with only 1,626 being produced before their excessive recoil resulted in a reduction of caliber to .54 and a redesign of the pistol. Of those produced, 1,000 were delivered to the Navy. This is a very scarce gun in any condition and any lock configuration. Good. Metal cleaned to bright leaving markings light with scattered oxidation, discoloration and pitting, particularly at the breech area. Mechanically functional, fair, pitted bore. Stock fair with some repairs, showing a break through the stock forward of the triggerguard with some replaced wood, some wood filler in the counterpane at the trigger pin, a crack in the grip, and numerous bumps, dings and mars. $3,000 - $5,000

82 Ezra Dodge Flintlock Naval Officer’s Pistol .44 caliber, 7” pinned octagonal barrel, n S/N. Bronze barrel, brass lock and mountings, steel hammer, frizzen and trigger. 4.25” flat, stepped lock, integral brass bridled pan with fence. Flat, beveled, swan neck cock with simple foliate engraving. Lock marked only with the name DODGE in a raised cartouche with star bursts on either side. Lock and barrel appear to be in their original flintlock configuration with no signs of being reconverted. Mountings are simple and rudimentary with visible file and finishing marks, particularly inside the triggerguard. Wooden rammer, retained by a single brass thimble and entry pipe, may be a later replacement. Ezra Dodge was a gold & silversmith, watch & clock maker and gunsmith, among his other trades, located in New London, CT. Flayderman notes that only a couple of examples of his pistols are known, and are believed to have been produced ca 1780s. Dodge had a relatively short life, living from 1766 to 1798, dying at the age of 32 of yellow fever. Consignor notes that this is the exact example of a Dodge pistol pictured in the Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Arms. The pistol is accompanied by letter from noted naval arms author William Gilkerson (Boarders Away Volumes I & II) noting that the gun is not a “holster pistol” as described by Flayderman, but certainly a private purchase naval officer’s pistol. This is an extremely rare, early American made naval pistol from the Federal period. Fine. Bronze with a deep mustard patina. Mechanically function, very good bore with evenly distributed oxidation. Stock fine, with some light handling marks, bumps and dings, crisp edges and a couple of grain cracks in the obverse forend, the longest being about 2” in length. Really an outstanding example of an extraordinarily rare American made pistol that is more than 200 years old. $5,000 - $8,500

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83 S. North Model 1808 2nd Contract Naval Flintlock .64 caliber, 10” round pinned barrel, no S/N. Brown finish, brass furniture, walnut stock. Flat beveled lock in original flint with matching assembly marks throughout, marked S. NORTH / BERLIN / CON at tail and with an {eagle} / U. STATES forward of the cock. Removable brass pan, rounded reinforced cock. Top jaw and screw may be replacements. Brass side plate, triggerguard, butt cap and ramrod pipe. Iron belt hook. Wooden ramrod an old replacement. Only 3,000 of these early US Navy handguns were produced ca 1808-1810 and remain difficult pistols to acquire for any collection. This would be a fabulous addition to an advanced War of 1812 US Navy collection. Very good. Barrel with a evenly oxidized medium brown patina, about .125” short of full length. Lock cleaned to bright with a pewter patina and clear markings. Mechanically functional, fair bore, deeply oxidized and pitted. Brass with a nice mustard patina. Stock with some cracks in the forend and one behind the lock. Three deep grooves cut into the stock on the reverse under the belt hook. A solid, original flint example of a rare US martial pistol from the War of 1812 period. $5,000 - $7,000

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84 Springfield Model 1807 Type 1 Flintlock Pistol .69 caliber, 11” barrel, marked on the left side of barrel near the breech P in an oval, {eagle} / V. Dated 1818 on the top of the breech, lockplate marked Springfield and dated 1818. Forward of the gooseneck hammer is {eagle} with US; touchhole is round and tapered like it should be. We scoped the inside of the barrel and see no signs of re-conversion. Lockplate with all original parts. Iron mounted, walnut stock. The barrel has been lightly clean to bright with some scattered staining. Lockplate and hammer have nice patina brown mixing with some light pitting. Band, triggerguard and butt cap has an even cleaned look with some scattered staining. Stock has dark untouched patina. The stock has some nicks and dings. Nice readable cartouche. Overall a very good example of a 1807 Springfield flintlock pistol. $5,000 - $7,500

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85 Virginia Manufactory 1st Model Flintlock Pistol .70 caliber, 12.5� round barrel, no S/N. Bright finish, iron mountings, walnut stock. 5� flat beveled lock marked VIRGINIA / Manufactory forward of the cock and RICHMOND in an arc over 1811. Round, fenced iron pan, flat, beveled swan-neck cock. Lock is a quality re-conversion to flint, with artfully re-welded pan, replaced cock, frizzen and spring along with the associated screws. Mainspring is a poor quality replacement. Front lock mounting screw is replaced. No regimental marks are present on the barrel. Appears to retain its original iron ramrod with threads at the end. The Virginia Manufactory produced some 2,208 of these 1st Model pistols between 1805-1811, with only 91 produced in 1811. An exceptionally scarce Virginia-produced, secondary US marital flintlock pistol from the War of 1812 period. Good. Metal is deeply, darkly oxidized with evenly scattered pitting over all of the iron surfaces. Lock markings remain mostly legible. Mechanically functional, evenly pitted and oxidized bore. Wood dry showing wear and numerous scattered bumps, dings, mars and minor chips. An old repaired crack is present through the grip, along with some additional grain cracks in the grip area and at the rear lock screw. $7,500 - $12,000

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86 Virginia Manufactory 2nd Model Flintlock Pistol .56 caliber, 10.125” wedge retained barrel, no S/N. Bright finish, brass mountings, walnut half-stock. 4.75” flat beveled lock with teat at rear, marked VIRGINIA under pan and RICHMOND in an arc over 1813 vertically at tail of lock. Integral rounded fenced and bridled iron pan. Lock appears to be in its original flintlock configuration, with a replaced frizzen and possibly replaced frizzen spring. Barrel appears to be original flint as well, with an internal camera inspection showing no indication of welding. Touchhole shows good erosion, no indication of bushing, and appears unmolested. Swivel ramrod may be a high quality replacement, and the swivel arms fit poorly. The counterpane is stamped with a block JIinspection and an old set of initials, LK, are lightly carved into the counterpane as well. These pistols were essentially copies of the US M1805 Harpers Ferry pistol, produced at the Virginia Manufactory of Arms ca 1812-1815. Only 4,252 Virginia Manufactory pistols of all patterns were manufactured ca 1805-1815, with 2,044 2nd Models being produced ca 1812-1815. According to Giles Cromwell’s research, only 689 were manufactured in 1813. Very good. Metal of barrel cleaned to bright with scattered surface oxidation, discoloration and some light pitting, primarily around the breech. Lock with a darker, smoky gray patina and some light pitting. Cock with matching coloration. All markings clear. Brass with a dull mustard patina. Mechanically functional, good bore with a coat of old grease and some pitting. Stock with some old repaired cracks, most noticeably a semi-circular one at the bottom fo the butt on the obverse, some small grain cracks forward of the lock mortise and some cracking and chipping around the breech plug tang. Stock shows scattered bumps, dings and mars. $10,000 - $15,000 SEE DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS, ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS AND CONDITION REPORTS OF ALL LOTS AT COWANS.COM

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87 Early Leather Sword Scabbard Brass-mounted leather scabbard with moderate curve, measuring 28” throat to tip. Upper mount with oval frog button and single hanging ring. Throat will accommodate a blade less than 1.45” in width. About good overall, with crazing and finish loss. Tight stitching, upper mount loose. $200 - $400

88 English Naval Officer’s 5-Ball Sword by Wooley 32.25” tapered spear point blade, 1” wide at ricasso, with full-length unstopped fuller. 5.375” hilt with gilt brass 5-ball knuckle bow, forward swept quillon terminating in a flat disk and a pillow pommel. An open-work fouled anchor motif is inserted into the face of the guard. Reeded bone grip with palm swell. Lanyard ring at rear of knuckle bow. Spine of blade marked I WOOLEY. James Wooley was a London sword cutler who worked ca 1798-1815, much of the time partnered with Thomas Deakin and later John and Joseph Dutton. A nice example of a Napoleonic Era British naval officer’s sword. Good. Blade with a mottled dark grey over pewter patina showing oxidized discoloration and some surface scale. Blade solid in hilt, grip with some minor chipping. Brass guard retains some gold gilt, pommel cap is loose. $500 - $1,000

89 Early Eagle Pommel Militia Sword 28” curved, single-edged blade 1.25” wide at ricasso, with 20” unstopped fuller. 5.5” brass eagle head hilt with reeded bone grip and five-ball knuckle bow and guard with forward swept quillon terminating in a flat brass disk. Blade with 13” of fire blued finish and gold gilt decorations, including floral motifs and patriotic panoplies of arms. Leather throat washer present. No scabbard. Good to very good. Blade with some of the fire blue and much of the gold gilt decoration, showing age, wear, some surface oxidation and some surface rust. Blade tight in hilt, hilt and guard very good with a mellow gold patina to the brass. $700 - $1,000

90 British Disk-Guard Naval Cutlass 28.5” straight, spear point blade, with narrow 22” fuller along the spine. Solid iron 4.75” hilt with 4.5” diameter disk-shaped guard with rolled quillon at top and 3.25” diameter knuckle guard. The first semi-standardized British naval cutlasses, these “Figure-8” cutlasses first started to enter service around 1730, becoming more standardized ca 1740-1760. This example is likely from the end of the 18th century. Good. Blade with a smoky gray patina and showing moderate amounts of oxidation, discoloration and some light pitting, particularly at the ricasso. Tip slightly rounded with some nicks along the edge of the blade. Hilt and guards with remnants of black paint and showing oxidation and scattered moderately deep pitting. $800 - $1,200 52

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91 British Lion Pommel Officer’s Sword 33” curved blade, 26” stopped median fuller, blued and gold gilt blade with engraved martial themes and panoplies of arms. Brass stirrup hilt with lion’s head pommel and forward swept qullion. Oval grip with moderate palm swell, leather covering and double-strand twisted wire wrap. Brass scabbard with simple engraved decorations. An attractive Napoleonic era officer’s sword based upon the Pattern 1796 light cavalry saber. Very good. Blade retains much of the blued finish and gold gilt, with all designs visible. Blade shows scattered oxidation and discoloration as well as some scattered pitting. Brass cleaned to bright, leather grip cover good, with wire loose, though mostly intact. Guard loose, broken at pommel cap, missing throat washer. Scabbard very good with some scattered bumps and dings. $1,000 - $1,500

92 Royal Navy Pattern 1804 Cutlass 28.75” single-edged spear-point blade with rudimentary false edge, 1.5” wide at ricasso. 4.5” cast iron grooved grip with double-disk knuckle bow and guard with rolled quillon. Slot in guard for lanyard or sword knot. The classic example of the standardized double-disk or “Figure 8” naval cutlass that originated with Thomas Hollier ca 1726 and became refined and codified in the Royal Navy with the adoption of the Pattern 1804. Good. Blade with a mostly plum brown oxidized patina with some light pitting present. Tip slightly rounded, some nicks in blade edge. Sheet iron guard with mottled, oxidized patina, grip with surface oxidation and some minor rust. $1,000 - $1,500

93 Pattern 1803 British Officer’s Sword with Lion Pommel 28.25” curved, single-edged, unfullered blade, 1.25” wide at ricasso. 5” brass, lion pommel hilt with openwork gilt brass guard, with the Royal cypher of George III in the knuckle bow. Grooved wood grip with substantial palm swell with shagreen covering and 7 wraps of multi-strand wire. Lanyard ring at rear of hilt. Blade with engraved foliate, martial and patriotic motifs as well as the royal cypher, with gold highlights. Leather throat washer. Brass mounted leather scabbard with two hanging rings. Reverse of upper mount engraved in an oval: Goldney, Late Neild, St. James St., Sword Cutler to H.R.H. the Prince of Wales. Thomas & Samuel Goldney worked as sword cutlers at this address, ca 1791-1809, having previously been partnered with James Neild ca 1794-1795, placing this sword in the 1796-1809 time frame. Good to very good. Blade cleaned to bright, with scattered surface oxidation and discoloration and some lightly scattered pitting. Engraving clear, with traces of gold gilt. Hilt very good with some gilt remaining, grip with light wear. Blade to grip junction solid but guard is loose. Scabbard good with some crazing and finish loss, mounts a dull ocher patina, leather somewhat weak and should be handled carefully. Upper mount loose, some stitching loss near throat. $1,000 - $1,500 SEE DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS, ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS AND CONDITION REPORTS OF ALL LOTS AT COWANS.COM

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94 Early Pillow Pommel N. Starr Officer’s Sword 31” spear point blade, with wide 30.5” stopped fuller, 5.25” reeded wood grips with grass “5-Ball” knuckle bow and counter-guard. Pillow pommel with ball finial. Obverse ricasso stamped N STARR in raised letters in a depressed cartouche. An extremely early example of a Federal Era Nathan Starr marked officer’s sword, not of a pattern normally encountered. Starr would go on to receive numerous US military contracts contracts ca 1798 through the 1830s. This exceptionally rare and early sword by Starr is probably ca 1795-1810, and is of a style not normally associated with his work. Good. Blade with mottled discoloration and oxidation as well some scattered light pitting. Tip rounded and probably between .25” and .5” short of original full-length. Brass with a thick, uncleaned patina, grip good with nicks and dings. $1,500 - $2,500

95 Early Pillow Pommel Navy Sword 24.5” curved, singled-edged blade with 23.5” stopped median fuller and 15.5” narrow, stopped fuller at spine. 5.5” brass hilt with a reeded bone grip and pillow pommel. Five-ball knuckle bow and guard. 1.38”x.6” oval brass escutcheon in obverse grip, secured by a .33” band engraved with a fouled anchor motif. Small brass lanyard ring at rear of guard. With associated leather scabbard with brass mounts. Good. Blade slightly shortened, cleaned with scattered oxidation, discoloration and pitting, most severe at tip. Hilt very good, engraved escutcheon worn partly smooth with anchor only partially visible. Hilt somewhat loose. Brass with a pleasing golden patina. Scabbard fair to good, with applied finish and repairs along the seam, mounts mismatched, possibly both replaced. $1,500 - $2,500

96 Regimentally Marked Virginia Manufactory Artillery Saber 30” curved, single-edged blade with rudimentary false edge, a 25.5” median fuller and narrow 22” fuller near spine. 5” hilt with bird’s head pommel, reverse P-guard, and forward swept quillon at top terminating in a flat round finial. Grooved wooden, leather covered grip with 8 wraps of twisted wire. Spine marked 13, Va REGT. No scabbard. Only 2,040 Virginia Manufactory artillery sabers were produced, in three production runs, ca 1806-1810, ca 1813-1814 and in 1821. Virginia Manufactory cavalry saber production exceeded 8,200 swords, making the artillery variant a much rarer Virginia Manufactory item and difficult to find for sale. Good. Blade chemically cleaned to a dull gray color with evenly distributed pitting over the entire surface. Hilt similarly colored and pitted, leather wrap with wear and loss. $2,500 - $3,500 54

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97 19th Century French Boarding Axe 8.75” long blade, including the 3” spike at rear, 4.5” blade edge, 21.5” overall length with 5.75” iron belt hook on reverse. Blade with heart-shaped touchmark. Wood haft with 6.75” reinforcements at blade. Very good. Shows nice age, an evenly oxidized blade with thick patina, haft with wear and scattered mars. $650 - $1,000

98 Lot of Two India Pattern Brown Bess Bayonets 1) 16.5” unfullered blade, 4” socket with .92” bore, 2” M-S distance. Marked JOHN GILL on ricasso. Good with scattered oxidation and light surface rust. 2) 17.25” unfullered blade, 4” socket with .92” bore, 1.625” M-S distance. Marked HARVEY on ricasso with {crown} / 6 inspection and a deep maker’s touch mark, as well as the number 11. Good, with scattered surface oxidation, light pitting and a broken bridge. $200 - $400

99 U.S. Model 1795 Type II Bayonet With Original Scabbard And Shoulder Sling 15.25” triangular blade, 1.05” wide, with rudimentary 6.5” flute near tip. 3.46” unbridged socket that is out of round, measuring .925” horizontally and .95” vertically. Mortised for a top stud with a 1.6” muzzle to stud distance. Face of bayonet deeply stamped INUS. Manufactured ca 1808-1810. Includes period leather scabbard with 1.75” wide woven linen sling, secured by sewing to the attached leather frog with a .9” round brass disk. Good. Bayonet cleaned, with scattered surface oxidation and light pitting. Socket out of round, both socket and blade showing manufacturing flaws. Scabbard fair, with significant finish loss, some leather loss, as well as stitching loss. Sling about good. $500 - $1,000

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100 Davey Crockett’s Bowie Knife Deposited to the Peale Museum 11.5” slightly curved 1.5” wide early “Bowie”-type clip point blade etched with American patriotic motifs on a blued ground with gilt highlights. Brass crossguard has counter-guard on right. Finely fluted ivory grip surmounted by a boldly rendered cast and gilt lion pommel. The scabbard made of two pieces of leather one smooth and the outside section resembles alligator hide. A 19th century paper museum-style label is glued to the scabbard near the throat. Written in 19th century black India ink the label states: “This knife was presented to and long in the possession of David Crockett. It was in Peal’s Phil(adephia) Museum and marked “Deposited by &c” (Original label lost).” David “Davy” Crockett was revered and celebrated as a frontiersman in his own lifetime. His fame as a sharpshooter and hunter was the subject of several plays, books, and almanacs including James Kirke Paulding’s “The Lion of the West,” which premiered in April 1831. This knife was likely presented during Crockett’s 1834 pre-election three-week congressional campaign tour of the Eastern United States. According to the label, the knife was deposited in the “Peale’s Philadelphia Museum,” founded in 1786 by renowned American painter and illustrator Charles Wilson Peale (1741-1827). Patronized by Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin, Peale’s museum quickly became a popular attraction. In 1794 it was moved from Peale’s home to the American Philosophical Society building, where it remained until 1802, its collections were transferred to the second floor of the Pennsylvania State House, also known as “Independence Hall.” Visitors could peruse

the skeletons, fossils, taxidermies and paintings to their heart’s content, accompanied by a wellorganized, printed pamphlet. Charles Peale retired in 1810, leaving the museum in the care of his sons, who opened branches in New York City and Baltimore. Crockett and the Peale family began their relationship during Crockett’s 1834 tour. A May 1834 letter by Helen Chapman, a visitor to the Peale museum in New York City describes Crockett as being a guest of the institution. This particular branch was administered by Rembrandt Peale, a well-known painter in his own right, painting George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Chief Justice John Marshall, and others. Crockett likely sat for the portrait of him attributed to “Peale” during his time in New York. This portrait remained in the possession of the Crockett family up to as least 1950 described by Crockett’s descendant as having been painted by Rembrandt Peale. Crockett’s 1834 tour took him across the Eastern United States, including Baltimore, where a Peale museum was located. Crockett arrived first in Baltimore, then traveled to Philadelphia, then departed for New York. In his own account, he does not mention visiting the institution in Philadelphia or Baltimore, though he describes the New York branch as having “curiosities…. above my bend.” On his return to Philadelphia, he writes of being presented a “...gun, tomahawk, and a butcher knife…” by the “young men of Philadelphia.” At this point, references to the Crockett knife disappear. The weapon itself is a powerful piece of evidence that it is the gift presented to Crockett. Though the blued and gilt finish as well as the eagle and star motifs suggest a Federalist Period,

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the pommel takes the form of a lion rather than the typical eagle. This alludes to the nickname given to Crockett in Pauldings’ play nearly half a decade before his arrival to the state. It would seem likely that the knife was given as a token of respect and admiration from Crockett, to America’s most famous historical and horticultural institution. The label states that the knife was simply “deposited” at the institution, indicating that the knife was simply left for safekeeping and Crockett intended to claim it later. The Peale Museum operated in Philadelphia until 1841, when rising admission costs forced the closure of the institution as well as the sale of its entire collection, with the exception of the portraits. The minutes of the American Philosophical Society from 1833-1846 list no references to the knife. This indicates that the knife was personally presented to a member of the Peale family. The knife is recorded once again in 1887, when it passed to Colonel Archibald Loudon Snowden (1835-1910). Snowden rose to public prominence through his position as a registrar for the U.S. Mint. After the Civil War, Snowden continued his political career, serving as Chief Coiner from 1866 to 1877, then he was appointed by President Rutherford B. Hayes as Postmaster of Philadelphia. Two years later he accepted the position of Director of the Philadelphia Mint, retiring in 1885 with a national reputation. Snowden assisted in organizing of the 1887 Centennial celebration of the U.S. Constitution in Philadelphia. Serving as the Marshal and Chairman, he was responsible for the operations of the civic and industrial processional display, a grand parade celebrating the social and industrial achievement of the United States over the previous century. Snowden continued his career in politics, being named ambassador to Greece, Romania, and Serbia from 1889 to 1892, and from 1892 to 1893 as Minister to Spain. The provenance of the Crockett knife prior to Col. Snowden’s possession is unclear. In his capacity as Marshal of the Centennial Celebration, he was in close contact with many of the organizations participating in the event, including the American Philosophical Society, by whom he was invited to an exclusive banquet attended by President Grover Cleveland. As Marshal, Snowden presented a toast, though there is no mention in the official record of any presentations to Snowden. Considering his position in the Constitution Centennial celebration coupled and affidavit provided by the family stating that the Crockett knife was acquired by Snowden in “approximately 1887,” it is more than likely that he was presented the knife as a token of gratitude for his service. The knife remained in Snowden’s possession until his death in 1912, when it passed to his daughter Caroline Smith Snowden (1865-1960) who had married Stuyvesant Wainwright (1863–1930) in 1889. It has remained with the Wainwright family for 141 years. The bold lion pommel retains considerable original gilding in the protected areas. The fluted ivory grips has mellow, untouched patina. The guard is untouched with no evidence of having been cleaned. The massive “Bowie” type blade exhibits considerable original fire blue finish with gilding in the engraving. The history of the knife is well documented since its placement in the Peale Museum in the 19th century. The original leather sheath shows use and seams are loose near the throat of the scabbard. The museum-style label displays a knife belonging to a genuine American hero, a household name justly known as David “Davy” Crockett, “The King of the Wild Frontier.” Was in the Wainwright Family for over 140 years $100,000 - $150,000

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101 Early Powder Horn 15.5” overall length, smooth horn with flats on the throat, flats on the spout, and two engraved raised rings. Wood base. Horn has some condition issues with cracks at the base, one large crack 5” long. Overall good. $500 - $750

102 Rare Military Powder Horn 14” overall length, wood base, with brass spring-loaded spout. Marked on the horn Mzn2, looks similar to a Fort Monroe Horn. Overall very good. $1,000 - $1,500

103 Engraved Powder Horn Ed D Hitchcock 14.5” Overall length, smooth body. Engraved with eagle and E. Pluribus Unum and stars. Wood base. Engraved in a banner ED D. Hitchcock. Southington Ct. Overall excellent, nice untouched patina. $600 - $1,000

104 Large Engraved Flat Powder Horn 11” overall length. Engraved with geometric designs. Designs with polychrome. Wood base. Horn is overall very good still retaining the original polychrome blending with a nice yellowed patina. $750 - $1,500

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105 Large Early Brass Gang Mold 17” o.a.l. ca 2,25” tall, 1” thick, brass body, iron sprue cutters top and bottom, turned wood handles. 17 cavities to cast round balls as follows: (8) #11 - about .74 caliber, (4) #16 - about .64 caliber and #13 - about .71 caliber. The 8 largest are arranged in one line and the other smaller cavities are arranged in one line. The mold cavities suggest it was intended to produce ammunition for British pattern weapons with the #11 .74 caliber ball correct for most “Brown Bess” infantry musket that were nominally .75 caliber, the #16 .64 caliber ball about right for the .65 caliber “Carbine Bore” of carbines and fusils and the #13 nominally .71 caliber ball good for use with either buck and ball type loads or possibly the nominally .70-.72 caliber of many of the Low Country (Dutch) and Germanic arms used by both colonists and mercenary troops during the American Revolution. The bore numbers are marked on the sprue cutters. A hook locks the two sides of the mold together when closed. A very interesting early and crudely made mold. Good. Brass cleaned and polished bright, showing scattered bumps and dings. Sprue cutters with oxidation and scattered pitting. Handles with bumps, dings, mars and chips. $750 - $1,500

107 British Pattern 1833 “Manton Carbine” Flint Lock 5.375” flat beveled lock with stepped rear and sliding safety bolt. Marked W - {crown} - R / TOWER and dated 1835. Fenced waterproof iron pan, with flat beveled, reinforced cock. Lock is based upon Nock’s screwless pattern, with an external hammer. All markings crisp, mechanically functional, lock with a mottled oxidized gray patina. $400 - $600

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106 Early American Cartridge Box Early American cartridge box, nominally 8” x 3” x 2.75” with 1.25” rounded ears extending above the block on the edges. Scalloped flap nominally 9” x 5.5” with stamped geometric diamond pattern decorations around the edge. Typical nailed construction, attaching the sewn box to a slightly curved wood cartridge block drilled for 24 paper cartridges with nominally .65 diameter holes. Two narrow belt loops secured by sewing and hand made nails on the reverse. Consignor notes attribute this box to the Revolutionary War period, and the general construction is consistent with that time period, but the 24 hole box is more typical of the early Federal Era. Box circa late 18th to early 19th century. Good, with wear and some finish loss. Flap a little stiff with some minor leather loss. Nails with a deeply oxidized patina. $500 - $1,000

108 British Pattern 1833 “Manton Carbine” Flint Lock 5.375” flat beveled lock with stepped rear and sliding safety bolt. Marked W - {crown} - R / TOWER and dated 1835. Fenced waterproof iron pan, with flat beveled, reinforced cock. Lock is based upon Nock’s screwless pattern, with an external hammer. All markings crisp, mechanically functional, lock with a mottled and oxidized dark smoky gray patina. $400 - $600

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109 US Model 1847 Sappers & Miners Musketoon Altered for Cadet use. .69 caliber, 26” round barrel, no S/N. Bright finish, walnut stock. Standard Springfield lock markings dated 1855, matching 1855 date on breech plug tang, standard proofs on barrel. Upper barrel band with D4 alphanumeric mating code to match the gun to the M1847 Sappers & Miners bayonet it was originally issued with. Rack number 19 in wood forward of buttplate tang. Partially legible script WN cartouche on counterpane. Original sappers & miners upper barrel band, bayonet lugs removed, sling swivels removed, original ramrod. Due to a lack of available cadet muskets during mid-to-late 1850s, several states requested the issuance of US M1847 Artillery Carbines. Once those stores were depleted, Springfield Arsenal altered 228 M1847 sappers & miners musketoons to the “Artillery” configuration for cadet use. These guns were altered ca 1856-1857 by removing the saber bayonet lugs from the barrels and upper barrel bands, adding a socket bayonet stud under the barrel, sized to accept the US M1835/40 socket bayonet. The sling swivels were also removed, with the supporting studs under the lower barrel band and the mounting plate in the stock toe ground off. This example shows all of these modifications. This is an exceptionally scarce arsenal alteration of an already rare US M1847 sappers & miners musketoon that is often missing from even the most advanced collections of cadet arms. Very good. Metal with a medium pewter patina and patches of surface oxidation. Metal shows some etching patterns, suggesting that it was cleaned with a corrosive liquid. Markings in metal remain clear. Mechanically functional, very good bore. Stock with scattered bumps, dings, surface mars and handling marks, with some chipping around the toe swivel mounting plate and the rear sideplate screw. $1,500 - $3,000

110 US Model 1833 Hall Carbine .52 caliber, 26.1875” round barrel, no S/N. Browned finish, walnut stock. Top of breech marked in four lines: U.S. / NORTH MIDLTN / CONN. / 1838, breech with P / J / A / V inspection marks, reverse stock flat with script NWP (Nahum W. Patch) sub-inspection cartouche, partially legible final inspection on top of stock comb and appears to be a script MPL (Mann Page Lomax). Sliding triangular bayonet secured under barrel. Implement compartment in toe of stock, sling ring at tail of triggerguard tang. A total of 6,135 of these “2nd Model” M1833 carbines were produced ca 1836-1839, with many being issued to the US 2nd Dragoons during their Florida service. Fine. Retains most of the original lacquer browned finish on the metal parts, with scattered small patches of minor surface oxidation and some surface roughness. Mechanically functional, good bore with moderate pitting along its length. Stock solid, but worn with some rounding to the sharp edges due to wear, not sanding. Numerous bumps and dings throughout. Metal markings crisp, cartouches with wear. $1,500 - $2,500

111 Harpers Ferry Model 1836 Hall Carbine with Rod Bayonet .64 caliber smoothbore, 23” round barrel, no S/N. Browned finish, case hardened breechblock, walnut stock. Top of breech block marked in three lines: J.H. HALL / U.S. / 1839. Original ramrod bayonet with reverse end threaded for cleaning implements, correct eye-bolt through stock for sling suspension. 2,020 of these carbines were manufactured at Harpers Ferry ca 1837-1840, many of which were issued to the 2nd US Dragoons serving in Florida, replacing the rifled .52 M1833 carbines they had previously been issued. Fine. Retains most of the original brown lacquered finish, with some loss due to scrapes and minor mars. There is some scattered surface oxidation on the metal with some small areas of roughness, most notably at the end of the barrel and around the bayonet latch. Mechanically functional, fine smooth bore is mostly bright with some scattered pinpricking. Wood is crisp with fine, sharp edges and retains some of the original feathery texture. The stock shows numerous scattered bumps and dings from handling and storage and a small chip out of the upper rear edge of the counterpane. A really fine example of a fairly scarce Harpers Ferry produced Hall carbine. $2,000 - $3,500 62

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112 U.S. Harpers Ferry Model 1819 Type III Hall Flintlock Rifle .52 caliber, 32.625” barrel, no S/N. Browned and case hardened finish, walnut stock. Breechblock marked in four lines: J. H. HALL / H. FERRY / U.S. / 1837. Original flintlock configuration, retaining original swirled and button head combination cleaning and loading rod. Three pin-retained barrel bands, off-set fixed rear sight and combination front sight/bayonet lug with offset blade. One of the late production Hall rifles produced at Harpers Ferry during the last production run from 1827-1840. A truly fine condition specimen. Fine. Retains much of the original lacquer browned finish, with some fading, loss and wear, particularly on the rear barrel band. All markings crisp and clear. Mechanically functional, fine bore. Crisp stock with feathery grain showing only some small handling and storage dings, and a tiny cracked sliver near the end of the ramrod channel. A really fine condition example. $2,500 - $3,500

113 Starr U.S. Model 1817 Common Rifle .54 caliber, 33” barrel, no S/N. Browned and color case hardened finish, walnut stock. Flintlock marked in two horizontal lines: U.S. / N STARR forward of hammer and vertically 1824 / MIDN CONN behind the cock, with the second line in an arc. Barrel tang dated 1825, breech with US / P / JN inspections, the “P” being in a depressed sunburst. Buttplate marked U.S. Stock with script JW cartouche on counterpane. Fixed rear and front sights, sling swivels, brass tipped trumpet-head ramrod. Triggerguard with skeletonized pistol-grip exertion. Barrel bands and side plate struck bright, triggerguard and patchbox retain their brown finish. Patchbox with some old patches, as well as the “J” pattern combustion tool and the wiper, both of which are unmarked. Rifle remains in its original and unaltered flint condition. One of 1,540 rifles that Starr delivered under his 1823 contract for 4,000 M1817s. He would eventually produce 10,000 “common rifles” spread over two contracts, making them between 1824-1827 and 1840-1845. A fine example overall. Fine. Retains much of the lacquer browned finish, with the bands and sideplate stuck bright per 1845 regulations. Lock with much of the case color. Original flint, mechanically functional, fine bore. Stock crisp and feathery, with a couple of minor surface grain cracks in the reverse butt, and showing some light handling marks. $2,500 - $3,500

114 Jenks Navy Mule Ear Carbine .54 caliber, 24.25” round barrel, no S/N. Browned and color case hardened finish, brass furniture, walnut stock. Breech marked Wm Jenks and in four lines: USN / RP / P / 1845. Mule ear lock marked Wm Jenks at tail and in three lines: N.P. AMES / SPRINGFIELD / MASS. Two cartouches on counterpane, a script RP of sub-inspector Richard Paine and the script JL of final inspector Joseph Lanman. Carbine is in the standard “modified” configuration with the oval rather than round loading aperture and a rifled bore. Sling ring remains in tang of triggerguard. Fine. Barrel retains most of the original lacquer browned finish with the lock retaining most of the original vivid mottling of the case colors. The loading lever retains strong traces of muted case color. Mechanically fine, fine bore with crisp rifling. Brass with an uncleaned patina. Stock crisp with numerous small dings and mars, a 3” diagonal grain crack in the forend near the barrel channel on the obverse, a pin hole in the forend on the reverse with some wood loss, and couple of small areas of wood filler, the largest being a 1” area in the obverse butt. $2,500 - $4,000 SEE DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS, ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS AND CONDITION REPORTS OF ALL LOTS AT COWANS.COM

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115 Springfield Type III U.S. Model 1816 Flintlock Musket .69 caliber, 42” round barrel, no S/N. Bright finish, walnut stock. Lock marked with the usual {spread winged eagle} / US forward of the cock with SPRING / FIELD / 1838 at tail. Matching date on breech plug tang. Usual P / {eagle head} / V proofs at breech. Two script cartouches on the counterpane, an ET and a TW, a script AH final inspection is present behind the triggerguard. Lock and barrel appear to be in their original flint configuration, with no weld detected at the breech with remote camera inspection. Top jaw and screw appear to be high quality replacements. Original ramrod and sling swivels. Late production M1816 muskets in original flint are very difficult to obtain, as nearly all were still in storage when the percussion system was adopted and were subsequently altered to percussion. A very fine musket overall. Fine. Metal with a fine bright finish with scattered areas of minor surface oxidation and discoloration. Clear markings throughout, mechanically functional, very good bore with some scattered light pitting. Stock crisp with fine lines and edges and clear cartouches. Stock shows scattered bumps and dings. Ramrod is frozen in channel and shows vise marks from an ineffective attempt to remove it. $2,500 - $4,000

116 Springfield U.S. Model 1842 Percussion Musket .69 caliber, 42” round barrel, no S/N. Bright finish, walnut stock. Lock with standard Springfield markings and dated 1846 to rear of hammer, with matching date on breech plug tang. Breech with usual V / P / {eagle head} inspection and proof marks. Correct “tall spur,” early production hammer. Three barrel bands, sling swivels, original trumpet head ramrod. Script JS cartouche on counterpane, clear AJ block letter inspection behind triggerguard. A very crisp example of an early production M1842 musket. Fine. Metal smooth with clear markings, showing some discoloration from old, dried oil. Mechanically functional, fine bore which is somewhat dirty. Crisp stock with feathery grain, showing only minor handling marks and storage dings. $2,500 - $4,000

117 Springfield U.S. Model 1812 Type III Flintlock Musket .70 caliber, 42” round barrel, no S/N. Bright finish, walnut stock with recessed cheek rest. 6.3125” long flat beveled lock with fenced and bridled iron pan and rounded, reinforced cock. Lock marked with script US / {eagle} / SPRINGFIELDin an upturned arc. Rear of lock dated 1816 horizontally, matching date on butt plate tang. Top of breech marked US, left breech marked with a “P” and {eagle head} and a V. A period applied, clipped-corner rectangular German silver escutcheon is mounted to the wrist with two screws and reads in three lines: Capt. E.D. FRENCH / 1816 / Musket. A script JT inspection cartouche is present at the rear of the counterpane, with the block letters JCS and a script S in an oval behind the triggerguard. The small sub-inspection letter “D” appears on many parts. The assembly mark \/ | is found on most parts, including the mainspring, the bottom of the barrel and breech plug, the lock and tang screws, the reverse edges of the barrel bands and the ramrod shaft. Sling swivels present, ramrod full-length with threads at the end. Socket bayonet lug on top of barrel 1.5” from the muzzle is marked with a “7”. Although referred to as the Model 1812 Type III by collectors for decades, more recent 64

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research indicates that the correct terminology would be Standard Model of 1815. According the Peter Schmidt’s two-volume set, this would be a US M1815 Type III. Very good. Metal untouched with a darkly oxidized, thick chocolate brown patina, showing bright metal under the barrel bands and under the barrel where it was protected by the stock. Lock with clear markings and some light pitting. Mechanically functional. Lock appears to be original flint, but the cock is replaced, with the top jaw and screw appearing to be incorrect replacements. Touchhole is large, but is well centered in the pan, showing some taper and angled slightly forward. Remote camera inspection of the interior of the barrel shows no indication of welding or bushing of the touchhole. Breech plug tang shows some vise marks. Mechanically functional, bore dirty and moderately oxidized with light pitting along the entire length, and some patches of more moderate pitting. Stock solid and free of repairs, with numerous scattered bumps, dings and minor mars, some minor chipping around the lock and tang. A couple of small surface grain cracks are present, one behind the lock mortise and one running from the rear lock screw to the barrel channel. $2,500 - $5,000 BID LIVE ONLINE AT BIDSQUARE.COM


118 Springfield U.S. Model 1847 Sappers & Mineres Musketoon .69 caliber, 26” barrel, no S/N. Bright finish, walnut stock. Standard Springfield markings on the lock, dated 1847. Breech plug tang date is illegible due to pitting. Standard barrel proofs. Weak cartouche on counterpane. Upper band with D3 alphanumeric mating mark to match the bayonet to the gun. Original bayonet lugs, sling swivels and ramrod. Only 1,030 US M1847 sappers & miners musketoons were manufactured during 1847-48 and 1855-56. Only 200 were manufactured in 1847. A scarce US martial long arm. Good to very good. Metal with a mottled grayish-brown patina, showing moderate pitting around the breech and bolster area. Lock a more even brown color. Lock markings and barrel proofs clear, tang date not visible. Mechanically functional, fair bore with moderate pitting. Stock worn with numerous bumps, dings and small chips missing. $3,000 - $5,000

119 Jenks Naval Carbine - Revenue Service Marked .52 smoothbore, 24.25” round barrel, no S/N. Tinned finish, including brass furniture, case hardened lever, blued screws, walnut stock. Top of breech weakly marked Wm JENKS and clearly in four lines: USR / JCB / P / 1844. Mule ear lock marked in three lines: N.P. AMES / SPRINGFIELD / MASS. The carbine is one of the very scarce US Revenue Cutter Service (predecessor to the Coast Guard) purchased guns, with appropriate markings. It conforms to the known examples in that it remains in its original smoothbore configuration with a round loading hole aperture and without a sling ring in the triggerguard tang. The applied tin finish appears to be completely period and original, and is occasionally found as an experimental protective finish on US Navy arms from the mid-19th century. This is an extremely rare gun, in a particularly nice state of preservation. Fine. Retains most of the period applied tinned finish, with some thinning, light wear and loss especially along the high edges and contact points. The areas where the tin has thinned have developed a lightly oxidized brown patina. Mechanically functional, good bore is mostly bright with some scattered pitting and a couple or larger, more moderate spots of pitting. Stock fine and crisp with some light handling marks and a couple of larger impact marks on the counterpane, and a 3” grain crack running from the barrel channel along the action towards the wrist on the reverse. Really a lovely and very scarce gun that is missing from most advanced US Navy and Coast Guard collections. $4,000 - $6,000

120 Springfield U.S. Model 1840 Flintlock Musket .69 caliber, 42” barrel, no S/N. Bright finish, walnut stock with three spring-retained barrel bands. Original flintlock with {spread-winged eagle} / US forward of hammer, marked in three vertical lines behind the cock: SPRING / FIELD / 1840. Lock is meticulously fit on the interior with sub-inspections throughout, including a “T” on the cock comb and an “S” under the pan. Correct, original “perfect circle” reinforced cock, original top jaw and screw. Breech plug tang dated 1841, breech with usual V / P / {eagle head} marks. Breech flat marked N H. Counterpane with crisp script TW cartouche, clear block J R inspection behind the triggerguard. US on buttplate tang. Original full-length trumpet head ramrod and sling swivels. Includes a fine condition US M1835/40 socket bayonet. While Springfield Armory produced some 30,421 of these muskets between 1840 and 1844, very few were ever issued in their original flint configuration and were subsequently altered to percussion. As such, a Springfield Arsenal M1840 musket in original flint is an exceedingly scarce US martial long arm that is missing from even most of the very advanced US military arms collections. This is a particularly fine specimen. Fine. Barrel is mostly bright with scattered areas of surface oxidation and discoloration and thin coat of old dried grease that could easily be cleaned off. Lock with some light pitting and discoloration. Mechanically fine, fine bore. Stock fine with crisp markings and light handling marks, retaining feathery grain. Bayonet fine. An exceptional example. $4,000 - $8,000 SEE DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS, ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS AND CONDITION REPORTS OF ALL LOTS AT COWANS.COM

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121 S. North Model 1816 Pistol .54 caliber, 9.125” barrel, no S/N. Browned finish, iron mounts, walnut stock. Early lock marking, with S. NORTH in a downward arc over an eagle flanked by the letters “U” and “S,” over MIDLN CON in an upward arc. Appears to be a very high quality re-conversion to flint using mostly original parts, probably from a percussion drum as no welding is detected, but the pan fit inside the lock is certainly suspect indicating replacement. P / US inspection on breech, weak script JS cartouche on counterpane. Wood rammer with iron iron jag tip is undersized and wrapped with tape at the end to secure it in the channel. Slightly less than 20,000 of these US martial pistols were produced by Simeon North ca 1817-1820 and many remained in service, albeit as percussion conversions, into the Civil War period. Good. Metal with a deeply oxidized dark brown patina showing some scattered pitting, mostly at the breech. Bore good, dark, dirty and evenly pitted. Stock with wear, bumps and dings, and showing a crack though the side plate and another through the wrist. $1,000 - $1,500

123 S. North Model 1826 Flintlock pistol .54 caliber, 8.5625” barrel, no S/N. Brown finish, iron mountings, walnut stock. Lock marked US / S. NORTH and dated 1828 at tail. Barrel with US / ET / P proof marks, cartouche not legible on counterpane. Lock appears to be original flint, as does barrel. Internal camera inspection reveals no welding at the breech. Retains swivel rammer and iron belt hook. Only 3,000 of these pistols were produced ca 1827-1828. Good. Metal with a thickly oxidized brown patina, showing some scattered pitting. Mechanically functional, bore heavily oxidized and moderately pitted. Stock with numerous repairs around the lock and through the wrist and grip, sanded and refinished. Overall metal is very good and stock is about fair. $2,000 - $3,000 66

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122 Model 1842 Ames Boxlock USN Percussion Single-Shot Pistol .54 caliber, 6” barrel, no S/N. Browned and color case hardened finish, brass mounts, walnut stock. Lock marked in three lines: N.P. AMES / SPRINGFIELD / MASS forward of hammer and in two lines at tail of lock: USN / 1845. Breech inspected with weak USN / 1845 / RP / P. A clear, script JL cartouche is present on the counterpane. Swivel ramrod. Very good. Retains some traces of brown on the barrel, with fading and loss, mixed with an oxidized patina and some light pitting. Lock mottled light and dark grays, with some oxidized discoloration. All markings remain clear. Brass furniture with a deep, uncleaned patina. Mechanically functional, bore very good with scattered pitting. Stock crisp with scattered dings and minor mars. $1,200 - $2,000

124 US Model 1842 Revenue Cutter Service Boxlock Pistol by Ames .54 caliber, 6” barrel, no S/N. Browned and color casehardened finish, brass mounts, walnut stock. lock marked in three lines: N.P. AMES / SPRINGFIELD / MASS forward of hammer and in two lines at tail of lock: U.S.R. / 1843. Breech inspected with weak U.S.R / JCB / P. Two weak, smeared cartouches on the counterpane, the first illegible, the second a weak WAT. Swivel ramrod. Only 144 US M1842 pistols were acquired by the US Revenue Cutter Service during 1843, all of which were inspected by Joseph C. Bragg. All are U.S.R. marked, all are dated 1843, all have Bragg’s JCB inspection on the barrel and his initial inspection cartouche on the counterpane, followed by the final acceptance of William Anderson Thornton (WAT). This gun appears to be a legitimate example of one of those very rare pistols. Near very good. Metal cleaned to bright with no finish, showing some scattered pitting, most evident on the lock and near the muzzle. Most markings in metal are clear, but the USR on the barrel is very weak. Mechanically functional, good bore with scattered pitting. Stock good, sanded and refinished. $3,000 - $5,000 BID LIVE ONLINE AT BIDSQUARE.COM


125 US Model 1828 Flintlock Naval Pistol by Evans .54 caliber, 8.625” round barrel, no S/N. Browned finish, iron mountings, walnut stock. Lock marked 1831 / USN at tail and W.L. EVANS / V. FORGE forward of cock. Lock remains in original flint configuration, as does barrel as verified by internal camera inspection. Breech marked CI / USN / P with matching CI inspection in wood to left of tang. Retains swivel ramrod and iron belt hook on reverse. Production estimates for the Evans M1826 Naval Pistol contract are 1,000 or less, meaning this a very scarce US Naval pistol, particularly in original flint. Very good. Retains no finish, metal with a lightly oxidized thin brown patina over pewter colored base metal. Lock markings clear, barrel markings mostly clear. Mechanically functional, pitted and oxidized bore. Stock very good with some added finish and a couple of small grain cracks, as well as a very small repair between the lock and tang. A very nice example of a rather rare US contract navy flintlock pistol. $4,000 - $6,000

126 Lot of Two US Socket Bayonets 1) US M1816 bayonet, 16” fullered prow point blade, 3” socket, mortised for a top stud, bore .828”. Thick shank typical of post-1827 production. Ricasso marked US / JB. Socket with mating code R/a 89, old collection tag on blade. 2) US M1815 bayonet, 15.75” fullered spear point blade, 3.5” socket, mortised for a top stud, bore .848”. Ricasso marked US / EB and with a C at the shank, old collection tags on blade. Socket with mating code M/a 20. Very good, lightly cleaned metal with some scattered impact marks and light surface oxidation. $150 - $300

127 Lot of Two US M1835 Bayonets 1) US M1835 socket bayonet, 18” blade, 2.625” socket mortised for a bottom stud, US marked ricasso, old collection label on blade. Original locking ring remains functional. Metal with a thickly oxidized brown patina, with some minor surface roughness and scattered pinpricking. 2) US M1835 socket bayonet, 18” blade, 2.625” socket mortised for a bottom stud, US marked ricasso, old collection labels on blade. Original locking ring remains functional. Lightly cleaned dull pewter patina on blade with scattered surface oxidation and discoloration and some lightly scattered pinpricking. Bayonet includes a US Pattern of 1864 “8 Rivet” scabbard in good condition with worn and crazed frog and an old replaced scabbard tip with the pins missing. $150 - $300

128 US M1819 Hall Rifle Socket Bayonet 16” bright triangular prow-point blade with 9” fuller, .885” wide at ricasso. 3” socket with .775” bore, 1.05” muzzle distance, mortised for a top stud. Unmarked. Bridge with correct off-set notch for Hall rifle front sight/bayonet lug. Old collection tags on face of blade. Fine. Retains most of the bright polish, showing only some scattered flecks of oxidation and minor discoloration, along with some minor impact marks. $400 - $600 SEE DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS, ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS AND CONDITION REPORTS OF ALL LOTS AT COWANS.COM

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129 Eagle Pommel Naval Officer’s Sword 31.5” spear point blade, .75” wide at ricasso, 15.5” stopped fuller. 5” gilt brass hilt with {eagle head} with decorative reversed P knuckle bow and downward turned guard cast with naval motifs. Spiral-grooved bone grip, leather throat washer. Partially blued blade with engraved panoplies of arms and foliate motifs with gold gilt highlights. Brass scabbard missing throat. A nice example of a US Naval Officer’s sword, ca 1825-1840. Good to very good. Blade with scattered oxidation and discoloration, but retaining some strong blue and gilt decoration. Hilt, guard and grip all slightly loose. Grip with some old cracks and nice cream patina. Scabbard missing throat with some scattered small dents. $600 - $1,000

130 US Model 1840 Cavalry Sword by Horstman 35.5” curved, singled-edged blade with 25.5” stopped fuller. 5.25” hilt, leather-wrapped grooved wood grip with 17 wraps of twisted wire. Three-branch brass guard, blue felt throat washer. Marked HORTSMANN / PHILA on reverse ricasso, touch mark on obverse ricasso. No other markings or inspections present. In iron scabbard with obvious lap seam and brazed throat. Fine. Blade mostly bright with scattered minor oxidation, retaining much of the original cross polish at the ricasso. Brass untouched, hit with original leather warp and wire with some scuffing and wear, wire slightly loose. Scabbard with a mottled brownish gray patina. $600 - $900

131 Knight’s Head Pommel U.S. Militia Officer’s Sword 32.5” spear point blade, 1” wide at ricassso, with 16” stopped fuller. 5.75” gilt brass hilt with knight’s head pommel facing to the obverse, decorative knuckle bow and down-turned guard with cast American patriotic motifs. Checkered ivory grip scales. Blade with 12.5” of blued finish terminating in foliate scrolls with engraved foliate and martial themes, highlighted with gold gilt. Brass scabbard with two suspension rings and a frog hook at the throat. Very good. Retains much of the bright blue finish and gold highlights on the blade with scattered surface oxidation, discoloration and some pinpricking. Throat washer missing. Hilt with traces of gold gilt and some verdigris. Grips scales very good with wear, some very minor chipping and minute grain cracks. Scabbard very good and deeply tarnished. $800 - $1,500

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132 U.S. Navy Pattern 1826 by N. Starr 25” curved, single-edged blade with 18.25” narrow fuller along spine, 1.25” wide at ricasso. 5.25” hilt with turned wood grip with 10 grooves and sheet iron full basket guard with rolled quillon. Obverse ricasso with weak remnants of inspection marks, reverse weakly marked US / N. STARR. Remnants of black japanning on guard, particularly on the interior of the basket. Only 2,000 of these swords were contracted for with Starr in 1826, and they remain a very scarce and early US Naval cutlass. Good. Blade with moderate surface oxidation, surface scale and light pitting. Guard with some original black japanning present on the guard. Wood grips with age and wear, showing some dings and mars. BID LIVE ONLINE AT BIDSQUARE.COM $1,000 - $1,500


133 US Pattern 1841 Naval Cutlass By Ames 21” slightly wasp-waisted spear-point blade with median ridge. 5.75” cast brass hilt with fishscale grip and sheet brass basket guards secured to blade with three iron pins and a peen at the pommel cap. US Eagle cast into pommel cap. Obverse ricasso marked: N.P. AMES / SPRINGFIELD and reverse ricasso marked: U.S.N. / 1843 / NWP. Accompanied by period leather scabbard assembled with copper rivets; three at throat and 35 running the length of the seam. Old leather belt loop attached at throat with four rivets, three in a line and one above. Loop will accommodate approximately 2” wide belts. Very good. Blade partially bright with some scattered oxidation, discoloration and staining from being stored in the scabbard. Hilt with a lovely golden patina. Scabbard good, showing wear and some finish loss with crazing of the leather. $1,000 - $1,500

134 U.S. Revenue Cutter Service Officer’s 1834 Old Regulation Officers Sword 31” unfullered spear-point blade, 1” wide at ricasso. 5.5” brass hilt with 4.625” cross guard terminating in acorn finals, olive-shaped pommel cap cast with “Liberty” and lightning bolts on one side and an American shield motif on the other. Silver grip engraved with spiral grooves, folding guard with spread-winged eagle and shield motif, plain folding counter guard. Obverse ricasso etched with four-line WH Hortsmann address, the balance with foliate, nautical and patriotic motifs. Reverse etched with more foliate patterns, a US eagle with motto in ribbon, and a fouled anchor surrounded by a panoply of arms. Brass mounted leather scabbard with engraved lines on mounts and a shell motif frog hook on the obverse of the throat mount. This is the early pattern of Revenue Cutter Service officer’s sword, the predecessor to the Revenue Marine Service which would eventually become the Coast Guard. An attractive and scarce pre-Civil War pattern sword. Very good to fine. Blade mostly a dull gray color with nearly all etching clear and visible, but without polish or frosting. Some lightly scattered surface oxidation, minor discoloration and scattered pinpricking in present. Hilt very good, silver lightly cleaned and brass mounts with a dull bronze tone. Scabbard very good, leather with some minor loss of surface finish, mounts very good with upper and middle mounts slightly loose. $1,500 - $3,000

135 Pattern 1832 Foot Artillery Sword With Original Buff Belt 19.25” spear-point, wasp-waisted blade with 10” rectangular central fuller and two 3.25” rectangular fullers. 6.25” cast brass hilt with fish scale grip, 4.125” cross-guard and the US Eagle cast into the pommel cap. Blade secured by three iron pins and a peen at the pommel cap. Obverse ricasso marked: US / 1845 / NWP and reverse ricasso marked with an {eagle} / N.P. AMES / CABOTVILLE. Script WAT inspection on reverse of guard, block NWP on obverse. Sword is accompanied by an original brass-mounted leather scabbard, attached to a white buff leather Pattern 1832 artilleryman’s belt with the Pattern 1832 enlisted artilleryman’s two-piece circular cast beltplate depicting the US eagle on one disk and crossed canons on the other, with an S-hook closure. Very good. Blade mostly bright with some staining and oxidation. Hilt with medium bronze patina. Scabbard very good with some crazing and flaking. Belt good with age and mildew staining, somewhat stiff, but still functional. Plate with nice patina as well. $1,500 - $2,500 SEE DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS, ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS AND CONDITION REPORTS OF ALL LOTS AT COWANS.COM

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The fresh-to-the-market flasks offered in this auction are exceptional in their design and condition.

136 Small Sunburst Powder Flask 4” length with sunburst design. Very good. Missing one small screw in the top. $150 - $300

139 Shell Design Powder Flask 7” length powder flask with ball design imprinted on both sides. Untouched brownish black patina. $200 - $400

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137 Small Goodyear Pistol flask 5” overall length, hard rubber body with brass screw top and adjustable spout. Excellent overall, no markings. $200 - $400

140 Flat Powder Horn With Adjustable Spout 8.5” length, flat horn with carved spout. Overall excellent with nice untouched brownish grey to yellow patina. $200 - $400

138 Goodyear Hard Rubber Powder Flask 3.75” length, hard rubber body with brass top. Excellent overall. $200 - $500

141 Powder Flask With Hunting Scene 8.25” length powder flask with an engraving of a hunting scene on one side. JAMESDIXON & SONS SHEFFIELD engraved on the bottom of the spout. Untouched brown and black patina with some wear showing usage. $200 - $400

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142 18th Century Spanish Powder Flask with Engraved Horn Body and Wooden Base Plug 8.5” wooden log powder flask with circled embroidering engraved throughout the body. A provincial Spanish powder flask with horn body and wooden base plug with brass spout and steel cut off, two belt loops of steel, engraved all over with circles and meander. Untouched blackish brown patina with light wear. Some nicks and dings. $200 - $300

144 Small Sunburst Flask 3.5” length, lacquered body with sunburst design. Overall very good. $250 - $400

145 Small Shotgun Butt Powder Flask 4” length, shotgun butt style. Excellent overall. $300 - $600

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143 Lot Of Two Leather Shot Pouch And Small Primer Horn Small priming horn 8” through the curve, near the spout, has flats with ring neck and carved duck for a spout. Wood base plug; leather shot flask with dog embossed in the leather. Overall excellent. $200 - $400

146 Hunting Scene Powder Flask 7” flask picturing an imprint of a hunting scene on both sides. Nice dark untouched patina with some dents on the bottom scene. $300 - $500

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150 Small Powder Flask with Pistol 4” length, body of flask embossed with percussion revolver. Lacquered body. Excellent overall. $350 - $650

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149 Small Violin Powder Flask 4.75” length, lacquered body with floral designs. Retaining all of the original finish. $350 - $600

148 Early Flat Powder Horn 4.5” flay powder horn in the shape of a trapezoid with wooden, circular spout. Untouched greenishbrown patina with minimal scratches. $300 - $600

147 Lanthon Sporting Powder Flask 7.75” overall length, twopiece horn seam with brass braids. Brass spout with adjustment. Excellent condition. $300 - $500

151 Large Shotgun Butt Powder Flask 8.5” length shotgun butt flask with checkered engraving around the rear of the grip. Foliate scrolls engraved around the bottom of flask and around the bottom of the spout. IMPROVED PATENT engraved in two lines above the spout and JAMES-DIXON & SONS SHEFFIELD engraved in three lines on the bottom of the spout. Has a nice light brown patina. $350 - $600

152 Small Eagle Powder Flask Marked Massachusetts Arms Company 3.5” overall length, body of flask embossed with Massachusetts Arms Company. Normally found in case sets. Excellent overall. $400 - $600

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153 Small Fluted Flask By Hawsley 5” fluted flask, copper lacquered body with brass screw top and adjustable spout. Marked Hawksley on the top. Excellent overall. $400 - $600

156 Compartment Flask 3.5” length, brass body and top. Screw bottom lid. Very good with a couple of tiny dents. $400 - $650

154 Small Hanging Bird Flask 3.75” overall length, embossed with hanging birds. Excellent overall. $400 - $600

157 Small Powder Flask 3.75” length, lacquered body, brass top with blue spring. Excellent overall. $400 - $700

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155 Small Dolphin Flask 4.5” length, dolphin design. Has a screw top. Excellent condition. $400 - $600

158 Small Eagle Powder Flask 3.75” length, eagle and shield design. The proper type was used in boxed Remington Pocket models. Excellent overall. $400 - $600

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159 Hunting Scene Powder Flask by AM Flask & Cap Co. 8.25” flask picturing an imprint of a hunting scene on both sides. AM FLASK & CAP CO engraved around the spout. Untouched lacquered brown patina. $400 - $600

160 Relief Carved Dog Horn 15” overall length, raised carved artistic scene of dogs chasing a buck through the forest. Excellent condition overall. Nice untouched patina. $400 - $650

161 Flat Horn With Name Anton Beyer Flat style horn with a length of 8”. Brass spout and brass base with “Anton Beyer” engraved on the bottom flat. A brass horn is inlaid on one side. Nice untouched patina. Overall excellent. $400 - $600

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162 Rare Hall Rifle Mold 7” o.a.l. iron scissor mold, single .52 round ball cavity, left arm marked HALL’S RIFLE. Sprue cutter in arms. A scarce US martial mold. Good. Metal cleaned to pewter gray with scattered discoloration, surface oxidation and pitting. Cavity about good, with some wear. Marks clear. $400 - $800

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163 Early Compartment Flask 3.75” length, two compartments in the bottom. Copper body with brass top and bottom. Very good condition. $500 - $750

165 Compartment Flask 3.25” length, compartments in the bottom. Lacquered body. Very good overall. $500 - $750

164 Small Screw Top Bag Flask By Dixon 3.75” overall, japanned body with brass screw top and adjustable spout. Excellent overall. $500 - $750

166 Tiny Shell Flask 2.75” length, shell design. Excellent overall. $500 - $750

169 Small Silver Powder Flask by Dixon 2.75” length. Engraved with floral designs and silver-plated finish. Marked on the top James Dixon & Sons. Excellent overall. $500 - $750

167 Small Powder Flask 2.75” overall length, bush design. Copper body with brass top. Overall very good. $500 - $750

168 Mass Arms Powder Flask 3.5” length, Mass Arms marked. Excellent overall. $500 - $800

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170 Pistol Compartment Flask 5” overall length. Brass body with japanned lacquered finish. Excellent overall. $500 - $800

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171 Powder Flask with Hunting Scene 8” length powder flask with hunting scene imprinted on one side and a shield/foliate design on the other. J V Keunor is engraved on the shield with the date of 1860. Untouched brownish black patina with some wear from usage. $500 - $750

172A Small Starred Powder Flask 3” overall length, Lacquered body embossed with star pattern. Proper flask for a Remington Beals pocket. Excellent overall. $650 - $900

172 Large Leather Powder Magazine Large leather powder magazine, 16” overall length. Brass top with spout. Seamed leather body. Excellent condition. $500 - $1,000

173 Small Robbins & Lawrence Marked Powder Flask 3” overall length, body marked Robbins And Lawerence Patent Revolving Hammer Pistol Windsor Vermont. Overall excellent condition retaining most of the lacquer finish. $600 - $900

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174 Small Red Leather Covered Powder Flask 3.75” overall length, red leather covered body, brass top with blue spring. Overall excellent. $600 - $900

175 Small E Pluribus Unum Eagle Flask 3.125” length. Lacquered finish with eagle and shield. Marked on the side of the top, Lindsay’s Young American. This flask is overall excellent retaining most of the lacquer finish. It is good enough for a fine case set or box. $600 - $900

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176 Rare Eagle Powder Flask With Crossed Pistols 3.75” length, embossed with eagle and crossed pistols. Very good overall. $600 - $900

180 Tiny Powder Flask 2.25” flask, copper japanned body with brass screw top. Excellent overall. $600 - $900

178 Small Pear-Shaped Powder Flask 3.5” overall length. Blued spring, brass body. No markings, unique shape. Excellent overall. $600 - $900

177 Silver Bag Powder Flask 4.125” length, screw top with adjustable spout. Silver-plated finish. Excellent overall. $600 - $900

181 Small Hawksley Oak Leaf Design Powder Flask 4.5” overall length, oak leaf design; screw top with adjustable spout. Excellent overall. $600 - $900

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182 Floral Design Compartment Powder Flask 4” overall length, brass top with adjustable spout. Compartments in the bottom. Excellent overall. $600 - $900

179 Small Silver Fluted Powder Flask 3” overall length, fluted flask, silver-plated. Excellent overall. $600 - $900

183 Hunting Plead Powder Flask 6.75” overall length. Very nice embossed pattern of a hunter pleading with his wife to go hunting. Adjustable spout, lacquered body. Overall excellent. A small dent along the bottom seam. This is a very rare pattern that one seldom sees for sale today. $600 - $900

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184 Tiny Violin Flask by Hawsley 3.5” length, lacquered body, with brass top, marked Hawsley. Excellent condition $650 - $1,000

188 Rare Jackass Powder Flask 7” flask picturing imprint on both sides of a mother jackass and offspring together in a field with WHEN SHALL WE THREE MEET AGAIN on a banner above. Untouched light brown patina. Some dents but overall excellent condition. $700 - $1,000

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185 Eagle and Shield Flask Colt Type 3.75” length. Embossed with eagle and shield. Lacquered body with brass top and spout. Excellent overall. $650 - $1,000

189 Compartment Powder Flask 3” length, bottom with a screw lid. Japanned body with brass top. Excellent condition $750 - $1,000

187 Coat of Arms Powder Flask By American Powder Flask Co. 7.5” flask picturing an imprint of an American eagle and crossed flags on one side. Untouched lacquered brown patina. Some small dents but in excellent condition. $650 - $1,000

186 Small J.W. Hawksley Powder Flask 4.25” overall length. Diamond pattern embossed body with brass top and adjustable spout. Excellent overall. $650 - $900

190 Small Compartment Powder Flask By G.W. Hawksley 3.25” overall, floral embossed design. Main body is japanned, blue spring. Markings on the bottom of the flask. Excellent overall. $750 - $1,000

191 Small Pear Shaped Powder Flask By Sykes 3” pear-shaped flask, lacquered body with brass top and blued spring. Overall excellent. $750 - $1,000

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192 Small Leather Covered Dixon Powder Flask 3.5” length, leather covered. Nickel-finished spout and screw top. Excellent overall. $750 - $1,000

196 Rare Hall Rifle Flask 10.75” length, made of metal, leather band. The only US Military flask to hold powder and the balls for loading the rifle. It is an ammunition flask. One of the rarest of US Military powder flasks. Overall very good, solid. Missing part of the leather. $1,000 - $1,500

193 Small French Pistol Powder Flask 3.25” overall length, embossed body with designs and a knight in the center. Adjustable spout. Overall excellent. $750 - $1,000

197 Relief Carved Powder Horn 17.5” overall length, body deeply carved with hunters, dogs, and forest. Wood base plug. The work is very artistically done. Excellent overall with nice yellowed patina. $1,500 - $3,000

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194 Peacock Powder Flask 4” length, embossed with peacock. Lacquered body and brass top. You will find these in cased Colt Roots. Excellent condition $1,000 - $1,500

195 Rare Cylinder Style Plunger Powder Flask 3.25” length, cylindershaped with copy body and brass screw bottom and top with plunger-style spout. Excellent condition. $1,000 - $1,500

198 Pressed Horn Powder Flask 6.5” length powder horn with black dotted embroidering on the top of rounded side. Wooden spout. Untouched green to brown patina with some wear and scratches. Minor nicks and dings. $300 - $500

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199 Sharps and Hankins Model 1862 Navy Carbine .52RF, 24” barrel, S/N 11488. Case hardened finish, leather covered barrel, walnut stock with brass buttplate. Standard Sharps & Hankins markings on right side of frame, Sharps Patent marks on left side of frame. Adjustable long-range rear sight, front sight on muzzle ring, sling swivel in toe. Very good. Frame with a mottle gray patina with faint hints of case color, leather barrel covering very good, nearly all complete with only some minor finish loss and minor damage around the frame junction. Mechanically functional, catch at the end of the operating lever is broken and the lever will not stay closed, although the latch operates correctly. Stock solid, with scattered bumps and dings. $1,200 - $1,800

200 Springfield U.S. Model 1858 Cadet Percussion Rifle Musket .58 caliber, 38” round barrel secured by three spring retained barrel bands, no S/N. Bright finish, walnut stock, correctly measuring 50”. Standard Springfield lock markings, dated 1859, barrel with weak matching date. Standard proofs at breech. No visible cartouche on counterpane. Correct 1858 pattern rear sight, original front sight/bayonet lug. Retains the original sling swivels and correct pattern ramrod. Only 2,501 of these “cadet” rifle musket were produced ca 1858-1860 and they are very difficult to find on today’s collector market. Very good. Metal lightly cleaned to bright, leaving the barrel date weak. Metal smooth with some scattered minor pinpricking. Mechanically functional, tape priming mechanism complete and fully functional, very good bore with some lightly scattered pitting. Stock solid with scattered bumps, dings and mars. $1,500 - $3,000

201 Whitney Contract U.S. Model 1841 Rifle .54 caliber, 33” round barrel secured by two barrel bands, no S/N. Browned and color casehardened finish, brass furniture, walnut stock. Lock marked in two horizontal lines: E. WHITNEY / US forward of hammer, and in two vertical lines at tail of lock: N. HAVEN / 1850. Matching 1850 date on breech plug tang. Breech marked US / GW / VP and STEEL on the left barrel flat. Counterpane with two cartouches, a script GW and a script WAT. Buttplate marked US. Rifle retains original fixed rear sight, brass blade front sight, both sling swivels and brass tipped trumpet head ramrod. Spare cone in patchbox. Very good. Barrel retains no finish, with a splotchy brownish-gray patina. Lock with a mottled gray patina. All markings remain clear and crisp. Mechanically functional, very good bore with fine rifling and scattered light pitting. Stock solid lightly rounded edges, expected handling marks and scattered bumps and dings. $1,500 - $2,500 80

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202 Whitney Model 1861 Navy Rifle with Matching Bayonet .69 caliber, 34.25” barrel, S/N 3671. Bright finish, walnut stock. Lock with large Whitney Eagle and marked U.S. / WHITNEY - VILLE, dated 1863 at tail. Top of breech dated 1863 as well, tang with bayonet mating number 3671, left angled flat with usual V / P / {eagle head} proofs. Left flat with F.C.W. inspection, a clear script FCW cartouche is present on the counterpane. Retains the correct pattern long range ladder rear sight, original ramrod, sling swivels and saber bayonet lug. Rifle is accompanied by its original, matching numbered brass-handled Collins & Company saber bayonet with brass-mounted leather scabbard. Very good. Metal with a mottled oxidized patina over dull gray steel. All markings remain clear and crisp. Mechanically functional, fine bore. Stock with scattered bumps, dings and impact marks, along with a couple of small chips out around the lock mortise and along the forend. Bayonet very good as is scabbard. $2,000 - $4,000

203 Jenks Breechloading Percussion Naval Carbine by Ames .54 caliber, 35” barrel, no S/N. Browned and color casehardened finish, brass furniture, walnut stock. Mule-ear percussion lock marked WM. JENKS at the tail and in three lines behind the hammer: N.P. AMES / SPRINGFIELD / MASS. Breech marked WM JENKS and USN / RP / P / 1844 in four lines. Script JL cartouche on counterpane. Three brass barrel bands, brass triggerguard and buttplate, socket bayonet lug under barrel numbered 16. One of only 1,000 “Long Carbines” ordered by the US Navy from Ames, which were delivered ca 1842-1844. A very scarce US Navy long arm that does not appear on the market very often. Very good. Retains strong traces of lacquer browned finish on the barrel with scattered surface oxidation and some scattered pinpricking. Lock has a silvery patina. All markings crisp and sharp, good cartouche. Mechanically functional, fine bore. Stock with scattered bumps, dings and handling marks. $2,000 - $4,000

204 Sharps & Hankins M1862 Cavalry Carbine Altered for Naval Use .52RF, 19” barrel, S/N 7201. Tinned finish, brass buttplate, walnut stock. Standard Sharps & Hankins frame markings, naval inspection on reverse of frame P/HKH. Sling ring for cavalry use removed, original sling swivel in stock toe. Original long range rear sight, front sight blade replaced. While originally intended for cavalry use, a handful of the 19” cavalry carbines ended up in Navy stores and are found with with the late/post Civil War inspection of Commodore Henry K. Hoff. As the navy was experimenting with various protective finishes for firearms at that time, the tinning is likely contemporary to the period of use. Very good. Retains some of the period tinned finish, with some wear, thinning and loss. The exposed metal has a mostly smooth brown patina. Hammer and trigger retain strong traces of fire blued finish. Markings remain mostly legible, although somewhat weak, probably due to polishing prior to plating. Mechanically functional, good bore with some lightly scattered pitting. Brass with an uncleaned mustard patina. Wood solid with scattered bumps and dings. $2,000 - $3,000 SEE DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS, ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS AND CONDITION REPORTS OF ALL LOTS AT COWANS.COM

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205 Springfield U.S. Model 1863 Type II Rifle (M1864) .58 caliber, 40” barrel, no S/N. Bright and color case hardened finish, walnut stock. Standard Springfield lock markings, dated 1864 with 1863/64 pattern hammer. Breech dated 1864 as well, with standard proof marks at breech, with eagle on flat bolster. 1864 pattern rear sight, three solid, rounded barrel bands retained by springs. Clear script ESA cartouche on counterpane. Front sight/bayonet lug, sling swivels, straight-shank tulip-head ramrod. Fine. Metal remains mostly bright with clear markings, some scattered minor impact marks and a few small areas of minor oxidation. Lock and hammer retain much of the case color, which has faded and dulled. Mechanically functional, very good bore with some lightly scattered pinpricking. Stock crisp with scattered handling marks and some minor dings. $2,000 - $3,000

206 Springfield U.S. Model 1851 Cadet Musket .57 caliber smoothbore, 40” barrel, no S/N. Browned finish, color case hardened lock, smooth walnut stock. Lock marked with {eagle} / US forward of the hammer and SPRING / FIELD / 1851 vertically at the tail. Breech plug tang with matching 1851 date and standard V / P / {eagle head} proof marks at breech. Crisp script RPB cartouche on counterpane. Three spring-retained barrel bands, the upper double strapped, sling swivels, trumpet head ramrod, lug for angular socket bayonet under muzzle. Accompanied by a correct pattern US M1851 cadet socket bayonet and wooden tompion. While the US M1851 cadet musket was typically produced with a “National Armory Bright” finish, the first 300 were produced with lacquer browned finish and color case hardened locks. Interestingly, VMI was issued 300 “browned” cadet muskets out of the 500 in their initial allocation of guns, all dated 1851. Very good. Retains some of the original lacquer browned finish, which has faded, thinned and worn and has developed scattered surface oxidation, along with scattered surface roughness and some light pitting. Lock retains much of the vivid case colors. All markings crisp and clear. Mechanically excellent, good bore with scattered oxidation and pitting. Sling swivels both slightly bent. Stock fine and crisp with light handling marks and some minor surface mars. Bayonet fine with an old coating of oil. $2,500 - $4,500

207 Sharps and Hankins Navy Rifle & Saber Bayonet .52RF, 32.75” round barrel, S/N 461. Blued and color case hardened finish, brass buttplate, walnut stock and forend retained by three barrel bands. Standard Sharps & Hankins markings on both sides of frame. Firing pin correctly mounted to face of hammer, with sliding safety on frame. Original adjustable long-range rear sight, front sight, sling swivels. Saber bayonet lug under barrel with 1” guide bar. Accompanied by a Collins & Co brass-handled bayonet #225, with scabbard, that fits the gun appropriately. Only 700 of these rifles were produced ca1861-1862, with 600 being acquired by the US Navy on contract and the majority of the remaining guns being purchased on the open market. Most saw use with Marine guards on board ship. A very scarce Civil War period Naval rifle, rarely found with a correct bayonet. Very good. Retains minor 82

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traces of thinning blue on the barrel, which has a mostly mottled grayish-brown patina. Traces of case color on the frame tang, otherwise the receiver has a mottled gray and brown patina. Metal retains crisp markings and is nearly all smooth, with scattered minor surface oxidation and some pin-pricking, lever with some pitting. Mechanically functional, very good bore with strong rifling and some scattered pitting. Brass with a mellow golden patina. Stock and forend solid with scattered bumps, dings and handling marks. Bayonet good with scattered pitting, blade cleaned to bright and weak markings. Brass lightly polished, locking spring replaced, the letter “F” has been applied to the pommel cap in what appears to be lead. Scabbard good, with some finish loss and all of the stitching missing on the reverse. $3,000 - $5,000 BID LIVE ONLINE AT BIDSQUARE.COM


208 Spencer Model 1860 Navy Rifle with Bayonet .56-52 Spencer, 30” barrel, S/N 275. Blued and color case hardened finish, walnut stock and forend. Standard 3-line Spencer address and patent information on top of receiver, somewhat weak but legible. No inspection marks present. Correct pattern magazine tube, adjustable leaf rear sight, fixed block and blade front sight, three solid, spring-retained barrel bands, sling swivels on middle band and in toe of stock. Saber bayonet lug with 1” guide key under barrel. Accompanied by a correct pattern Collins & Company made brass-handled saber bayonet with scabbard. Bayonet dated 1861 with serial number 8 on top of hilt. During the American Civil War some 1,009 Spencer military rifles, of which 709 were saber bayonet rifles all in the serial number range of 1-750. This is one of those scarce Navy contract Spencer rifles complete with the saber bayonet and scabbard. Good. Retains no finish with a mottled gray and brown patina, scattered oxidation and some pinpricking and light pitting. Metal with some scattered impact marks. Mechanically functional, good bore with scattered light pitting. Stock and forend worn, with numerous dings and mars, buttstock with a 4” crack on the reverse. Bayonet and scabbard about very good. $3,000 - $5,000

209 Remington Jenks Naval Carbine .54 caliber, 24.25” round barrel, no S/N. Browned and color casehardened finish, brass furniture, walnut stock. Breech marked: Wm Jenks and in five lines: USN / RP / P / 1847 / CAST-STEEL. Mule-ear lock marked in three lines: REMINGTON’S/ HERKIMER / N.Y. Single cartouche on counterpane, a script RP of sub-inspector Richard Paine. Carbine is in the standard “modified” configuration with the oval rather than round loading aperture and a rifled bore. Sling ring remains in tang of triggerguard. One of 1,000 Jenks Mule Ear Navy Carbines manufactured by Remington ca 1847-48 which incorporated the Maynard automatic priming system into the lock. A scarce carbine in its own right, rarely found in this condition. About excellent overall. Retains nearly all of the original lacquer brown finish, lock with vivid case colors, loading lever with muted color. All markings crisp and clear. Mechanically functional, fine bore. Brass with a medium golden patina. Stock fine with some light handling marks, minor scuffs and a barely visible surface grain crack running diagonal about 3” from the front of the lock plate to the barrel channel. A really outstanding example. $3,500 - $6,000

210 Springfield U.S. Model 1847 Rifled & Sighted Cavalry Musketoon .69 caliber, 26” round barrel, no S/N. Bright finish, brass furniture, walnut stock. Lock with two-click tumbler, standard Springfield markings, dated 1848, breech plug tang date 1849, standard barrel proofs. Sling bar and ring, US M1858 rear sight, rifled bore, chain retained tulip head ramrod, lead weight in butt. During 1859 two M1847 cavalry musketoons were modified at Springfield Arsenal by rifling the bores and adding long range rear sights. Additionally the original production swivel ramrods were replaced with chain retained ramrods and an 8oz lead weight was installed in the butt to help reduce recoil. The sample carbines became the models for the modifications that were performed at Frankford Arsenal during 1859, where 334 M1847 cavalry musketoons were so modified. 100 of these were later altered to the Merrill breechloading system, leaving only 226 M1847 rifled and sighted percussion cavalry carbines in inventory, including the two Springfield sample guns. Original, complete and correct examples of this carbine are exceedingly rare. This is appears to be completely correct in all respects. Very good. Metal lightly cleaned with a medium pewter patina. Markings mostly clear on the metal, no visible cartouches. Brass with a medium gold patina. Mechanically functional, very good bore with lightly scattered pitting. Retains correct pattern M1858 rear sight, chained ramrod and lead weight in butt. Butt with cracks due to lead weight corrosion. Stock shows scattered bumps, dings and mars. A great example of a rarely found, totally correct Frankford Arsenal modified US M1847 Cavalry Musketoon. $3,500 - $6,000 SEE DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS, ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS AND CONDITION REPORTS OF ALL LOTS AT COWANS.COM

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211 Joslyn M1855 “Monkey Tail” Carbine .54 caliber, 22.5” round barrel, S/N 339. Blued and case hardened finish, brass triggerguard, buttplate and barrel band. Breech lever marked in three lines: PATD BY /B.F. JOSLYN / AUG. 23, 1855. Lock marked in in two lines: A.H. WATERS & CO / MILBURY MASS. Single brass barrel band marked X5, breech block marked with assembly mark J3 on the side, under the serial number. Adjustable folding ladder rear sight, fixed front sight, saddle bar with ring on obverse. Only 1,500 of these scarce and early production M1855 Joslyn breechloading percussion carbines were produced ca 1855-1856, with 1,200 going to the US government. Very Good+. Barrel with a thinly oxidized plum brown patina over mostly gray metal. Lock and breech with traces of case coloring. Metal is mostly smooth with some scattered light surface oxidation and minor pinpricking, with some more moderate oxidized discoloration on the lock and hammer. All markings in metal are crisp and clear. Bore is fine and mostly bright, action is mechanically functional. Brass with an uncleaned mustard patina. Trigger guard tang with a cross lightly scratched into it. Stock lightly sanded with some scattered dings and mars, solid and free of any breaks or repairs. A tight surface grain crack, about 3.5” long, runs from the rear of the lock mortise to the tail of the action. This is solid, barely visible and does not appear to be structural. Some minor chipping is present around the tail of the lock mortise. A weak cartouche is present on the counterpane above the sling bar but is illegible, weak initials are present on the reverse of the butt. $4,000 - $6,000

212 Merrill-Jenks Conversion Navy Carbine .54 caliber, 25” rifled round barrel, no S/N. Browned finish, color case hardened lock and lever, brass mountings, sling ring in triggerguard tang. Top of breech lever marked in two lines: J.H. Merrill BALT / PAT. JULY 1858. Nocks-form and top of chamber marked Wm JENKS and with original USN inspection marks, including USN / RC / P / 1846. Old brass collection tag attached to obverse butt reads “37”. In late 1859 the Navy agreed to allow JH Merrill of Baltimore to alter some of their existing stocks of Jenks “Mule Ear” Navy Carbines to the Merrill breech loading system. The alteration included filling the original round oval loading hole in the breech, replacing the breech mechanism with the Merrill mechanism and replacing the mule-ear lock with a conventional side hammer, back action lock. A multi-leaf rear sight, based upon the US M1858 rear sight was added as well, with its base serving as part of the breech locking mechanism. 294 of the Jenks-Merrill carbines were delivered to the Navy in September of 1860, and were rejected due to issues with the breechloading mechanism and the lack of reliable ignition of the Merrill cartridges. The guns were returned to Merrill for repairs, and in January of 1861, 240 of the guns were accepted into service with the other 54 rejected. No further orders for the Merrill altered Jenks carbines were forthcoming, making this one of the rarest of US Navy long arms to see military service. Jenks-Merrill carbines are known to have been in the small arms inventories of the sloop USS Richmond and the gunboat Michigan. Although few in number, at least some of the carbines saw service through the majority of the American Civil War. Fine. Retains most of the period lacquer browned finish, with some added lacquer on the brass fittings. The breech mechanism retains some strong traces of casehardened color, mostly on the interior. Lock with slightly less color and a mostly smoky gray patina. Bore is fine, mostly bright and very dusty. Action is mechanically functional. Correct pattern rear sight and sling ring remain in place. Stock with numerous bumps and dings and some minor chipping around the breech on the reverse, but solid and free of any breaks or repairs. A really fine example of a very scarce US Navy carbine. $4,000 - $6,000

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213 Sharps Model 1855 U.S. Navy Rifle .54 caliber, 27” barrel, S/N 20347. Blued and color casehardened finish, brass furniture, walnut stock and forend retained by a screw and single barrel band. No visible lock markings, breech marked with US Naval Anchor. Three-line barrel address somewhat weak, reading: SHARPS RIFLE / MANUFG CO / HARTFORD CONN. Receiver tang marked SHARPS / PATENTEE / 1848 and with serial number. Matching serial number found under barrel and in forend as well. Tape priming door marked in two lines: EDWARD MAYNARD / PATENTEE 1845. The illegible remnants of a three letter block inspection mark appear on the reverse wrist where it meets the receiver. The assembly mark Y16 appears throughout, under the barrel, in the forend, in the lock, patchbox, on the operation lever and on the breech block. The mating code N12 appears on the patchbox cover and in the wood of the patchbox as well. The tape priming mechanism is numbered 450, and the primer door is numbered 522. A correct pattern, Enfield-style 900-yard rear sight is present on the barrel and the original front sight is present as well. A saber bayonet lug with a .875” guide key is present under the barrel, 2.75” from the muzzle. The lug is marked with a “0”. Only 263 M1855 Sharps carbines with 27” long barrels and saber bayonet lugs were manufactured, of which 200 went to the US Navy. This one is appropriately marked to be one of the 200 US Navy M1855 “Rifles.” A very scarce US martial long arm. Very good to near fine. Retains some of the blued finish on the barrel, which had faded and thinned and is stronger under the forend. Lock a dull gray color, block slightly darker. Lever, trigger plate and primer door with some nice, bright blue. Brass cleaned to bright. Markings slightly weak on the barrel. Mechanically functional, very good bore with light pitting. Stock very good with scattered bumps, dings and minor mars, forend lightly sanded with a small crack at the screw escutcheon. Overall a very nice example of a scarce US Navy Sharps. $4,000 - $6,000

214 Sharps Model 1855 Navy Carbine ,577 caliber, 18” barrel, S/N 24691. Blued and color case hardened finish, brass furniture, walnut stock and forend retained by a screw and single barrel band. No visible lock or barrel markings. Receiver tang with weak SHARPS / PATENTEE / 1848 and with serial number, as well as British {crown} / 2 sub-inspection. Matching serial number found under barrel. Tape priming door marked in two lines: EDWARD MAYNARD / PATENTEE 1845. Patchbox and lid with matching “55” mating mark. Buttplate tang marked U*S*N. and patchbox marked I / SCR / 1857. Multi-leaf rear sight, sling bar and ring, fixed front sight. Breech block and lever with British sub-inspections as well. Only 100 of these carbines were made up and sold to the US Navy in 1857, apparently using at least some left over parts from the M1855 British cavalry carbine contract. A very scarce US Navy long arm. Good. Retains no finish with a thick chocolate brown patina. Mechanically functional, good bore with moderate pitting. Stock with scattered bumps and dings and a hairline crack in the butt on the reverse. A solid and very attractive example of a scarce Sharps military carbine. $4,000 - $6,000

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215 Merrill-Altered Harpers Ferry Model 1841 Mississippi Rifle .58 caliber, 33” round barrel secured by two barrel bands, no S/N. Browned and color case hardened finish, brass furniture, walnut stock. Lock marked {eagle} / US forward of hammer and HARPERS / FERRY / 1848 vertically at tail of lock. Merrill breech lever marked in three lines: JAS. H. MERRILL / BALTO PATENTED / JULY 1858. Counterpane with correct block JHK inspection mark. Barrel with correct Harpers Ferry AW/P inspection, as well as the usual small V / P / {eagle head} marks. No date on barrel due to alteration. No “US” on buttplate as is correct, patch box with three router guide holes. US M1858 rear sight, brass blade front sight, iron trumpet head ramrod. The number “20” has been written on the reverse butt in what appears to be some sort of grease pencil, possibly numbering from the alteration process. A blued steel Colt-style bayonet adapter ring is installed at muzzle, numbered 428. Retains both sling swivels. Ca 1861-62 James H. Merrill altered a number of US long arms experimentally to his breechloading system. These included some 100 each of the US M1842 Musket, M1841 Rifle and M1847 cavalry musketoon. This is one of those extremely scarce US M1841 “Mississippi Rifles” altered by Merrill. It remains in wonderful condition and is accompanied by a Colt-style saber bayonet dated 1861 and numbered G3 777, appropriate to this pattern of bayonet alteration. A correct pattern scabbard is included as well. Fine. Retains some brown on the barrel and significant vivid case color on the lock. All markings crisp and clear, with the exception of the leading and trailing letters of the Merrill mark on the lever. Mechanically fine, both lock and breech action, with a fine bore. Brass furniture with wonderful deep ocher patina. Stock crisp with a dry but feathery texture. Some minor scuffs, handling marks and small mars are present. Bayonet very good, as is scabbard. $5,000 - $8,000

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216 Linder Altered U.S. Model 1841 “Mississippi” Rifle .54 caliber, 33” barrel, no S/N. Browned and color case hardened finish, brass furniture, walnut stock. Lock marked in four horizontal lines: Robbins / & / Lawrence / U.S. forward of the hammer and in two lines vertically at the tail: WINDSOR, VT / 1850. Breech with US / SK / P inspection. Linder breech mechanism marked: PATENTED / MAR. 29, 1859. Buttplate numbered 38. Weak WAT cartouche at rear of counterpane, other cartouche is illegible. Tang mounted peep sight, front sight/bayonet lug. Brass tipped trumpet head ramrod, sling swivels. “Drake” pattern angular socket bayonet that fits rifle is included, with the socket marked G.59. During 1861, the state of Massachusetts contracted to have 100 US M1841 “Mississippi” Rifles altered to the Linder patent breech loading system. These rifles were altered by Allen & Morse of Boston, who in addition to modifying the rifles to the Linder system added a tang mourned peep sight (the original barrel sights were lost to the alteration process) and a new front sight/bayonet lug was installed allowing the use of the Drake pattern socket bayonet. These are exceptionally rare variations of the M1841 rifle and a fine example of an early US patent alteration of a percussion muzzleloader to breechloader. Very good. Retains some original fading and thinning brown finish, mixed with added finish on the breech area, probably from the period of alteration. Clear markings in the metal, wood markings weak. Mechanically functional, fair bore with even pitting. Stock with several repaired cracks around the alteration area and some added finish, also showing scattered bumps, dings and mars. Bayonet very good. A very nice example of a very scarce Mississippi Rifle alteration. $5,000 - $8,000

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217 Sharps New Model 1859 Straight Breech Rifle & Matching Saber Bayonet .52 caliber, 30” round barrel, S/N 40325 on frame and barrel. Blued and color case hardened finish, iron furniture, walnut stock. Three-line Sharps barrel address forward of rear sight, single-line NEW MODEL 1859 marking on behind the sight. Sight based with three-line 1859 dated Lawrence Patent information. Two-line Sharps patent mark on rear of lock and on reverse of receiver, two-line Lawrence primer patent mark on lock behind hammer. Retains original long-range rear sight, as well as the original front sight. Iron patch box, sling swivels, saber bayonet lug under barrel with 1” long guide key. The gun has no inspection marks, but resides in the serial number range of 1,500 guns acquired by the US Navy in mid-1861, all in the low 40,000 range with saber bayonet lugs. These guns are known as “Mitchell Contract” Navy Sharps Rifles and are typically encountered without inspection marks. The rifle is accompanied by its matching numbered Ames saber bayonet, dated 1861 on the obverse ricasso, with the four-line Ames scroll mark on the reverse ricasso. The bayonet resides in a period brass mounted leather scabbard with leather frog. Fine. Retains much of the blued finish on the barrel surface and almost all of the finish under the forend. Frame with some strong traces of case color, the balance a brownish-gray patina. Screws retain some of their fire blued finish as well. All markings in the metal are crisp and clear. Mechanically functional, fine bore. Stock and forend very crisp with a feathery texture and showing only minor bumps, dings and handling marks. Matching saber bayonet fine, scabbard very good to fine as well. $5,000 - $7,000

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218 Colt Model 1855 Military Revolving Rifle .64 caliber, 31.25” octagonal-to-round barrel, S/N 42. Blued finish, walnut stock and forend, brass nose cap, five-shot fluted cylinder. Matching serial number “42” present on triggerguard, frame and barrel under forend. No markings present in flutes of cylinder, but cylinder was not removed to inspect rear due to the nature of the Root patent arbor pin mechanism. Top strap marked in a single line: COL. COLT HARTFORD CT. U.S.A. Left side of frame marked in an arc: COLT’S PATENT / NOV. 24th 1857 behind the recoil shield. Military configuration rifle with full-length forend retained by two clamping barrel bands, military pattern folding leaf rear sight, with leaves marked for 300 and 500 yards. Front sight doubles as lug for angular socket bayonet. Butt trap retains brass jag extension for cleaning rod, which is of the correct pattern. .64 caliber examples of the M1855 Military revolving rifles are extremely rare, with production estimates in the range of 25-50 guns. Rifle is accompanied by an angular socket bayonet that fits. The bayonet is of the US M1855 pattern with a 3” socket and a blade shortened to 15.5” that has been blued. The muzzle diameter of the socket is .781” and the bridge has been filed to allow the front sight of the rifle to pass through. The bayonet is accompanied by a US Pattern of 1864 (8-rivet) scabbard with a blackened buff frog. Very good to fine. Barrel retains much of the blued finish, with fading, wear and loss, more finish is present under the barrel where it has been protected by the forend. Frame with traces of finish and scattered pitting. All metal with scattered surface oxidation and some surface scale and minor roughness. Markings in metal mostly clear. Cylinder with no visible marking and some added finish. Rear of cylinder with significant pitting and erosion. Mechanically functional, good bore with scattered light to moderate pitting along its entire length. Stock with numerous bumps, dings and surface mars, forend similar with some minor grain cracks visible on the interior of the forend. Overall a significantly better than average Colt revolving military-style rifle in an exceptionally rare caliber. Bayonet good as shortened, retaining much of the added blue finish. Scabbard very good with some minor flaking and finish loss. $5,000 - $8,000

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219 Rare Whitney Navy Revolver Mold 4.8” long blued iron scissor bullet mold that casts one .375 caliber round ball and one .36 caliber conical bullet. Blued steel sprue cutter. Martially inspected S.T.B. on the bottom, the mark of sub-inspector Samuel T. Bugbee. A very scarce US military inspected pistol mold. Fine. Retains most of the blued finish, cavities fine, scattered impact marks and dings. $400 - $600

220 Colt U.S. Model 1851 Navy Revolver .36 caliber, 7.5” octagonal barrel, S/N 80470 & 16270. Blued and case hardened finish, brass triggerguard, backstrap and gripstrap, walnut grips. Triggerguard and frame serial numbered 80470, arbor pin 0470 (matching frame), barrel, cylinder, loading lever and backstrap numbered 16270. Wedge unnumbered. Frame with US mark under COLT’S / PATENT, indicating it was a martial frame and part of a US Army revolver contract ca 1857. One-line New York address, only traces of cylinder scene, cones appear to be more modern replacements. Good. Metal with a mottled and oxidized patina, showing pitting and wear. Mechanically functional, fair bore. Grips worn with a crack on the left side, showing some minor chipping and mars, front sight replaced, some screws replaced. A salty, well used mixed numbers Colt Navy with a martial frame. $800 - $1,200

221 Aston U.S. Model 1842 Percussion Navy Pistol .54 caliber, 8.5” round barrel, no S/N. Bright finish, brass mountings, walnut stock. Standard Aston lock markings, dated 1850 at tail, breech plug tang dated 1846. Breech inspected with a clear ANCHOR mark, with US / GWH / Pinspection. Clear SK and WAT script cartouches on counterpane. Swivel rammer. Although some 24,000 Aston M1842 pistols were produced, US Navy inspected examples are exceedingly rare. Fine. Metal with a silvery patina with scattered surface oxidation, discoloration and some pitting near the muzzle, bore very good with scattered oxidation. Mechanically functional. Wood crisp with fine cartouches and scattered bumps and dings, with a small chip out along the grip strap. $1,000 - $2,000

222 US Navy Inspected Whitney 2nd Model Navy Percussion Revolver .36 caliber, 7.5” octagonal barrel, S/N 24814. Blued and color case hardened finish, brass triggerguard, two-piece smooth walnut grips. Matching serial numbers on barrel, loading lever, arbor pin, rear of cylinder and under both grips. The last digit, “4” is present on the right side of the grip frame under the grip. Standard two-line barrel address, US Navy anchor mark on top of barrel, forward of frame. P/HKH inspection on cylinder. Very good. Retains some blue on the barrel, mostly in protected areas, the balance a smoky gray patina. Cylinder with much of the scene and what appears to be some added blue finish. Hammer with some nice case color. Mechanically functional, good bore with scattered pitting. Arbor pin wing nut installed in frame backwards. Grips sanded and undersized, with some added filler on the upper rounded edges of both at the frame junction. $1,500 - $2,500

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223 Remington New Model Army Revolver .44 caliber, 8” barrel, S/N 133929. Blued finish, brass triggerguard, walnut grips. Matching numbers on barrel and frame, rear of cylinder numbered 4700. Standard three-line barrel address, sub-inspection marks throughout, fine JWKcartouche on the left grip panel. Very good. Retains some of the original blue, with most of the loss on the barrel from holster wear. Clear markings throughout, mechanically functional, very good bore with some scattered oxidation and pinpricking near the muzzle. Grips with usual bumps, dings and handling marks. $2,000 - $3,000

224 Whitney Navy Percussion Revolver - Navy Marked .36 caliber, 7.5” octagonal barrel, S/N 24816. Blued and color case hardened finish, brass triggerguard, walnut grips. Matching serial numbers throughout, including grips. Standard twoline Whitney barrel address. P / HKH US Navy inspection on the side of the cylinder and naval anchor inspection on top of barrel near frame. Very good. Retains some traces of bright blue, the rest a dull grayish-brown patina. Clear markings in metal, some cylinder scene visible. Mechanically functional, good bore with scattered pitting. Grips with scattered bumps, dings and mars. $2,000 - $3,000

225 Colt Model 1861 Navy Navy Revolver .36 caliber, 7.5” barrel, S/N 2397. Brass backstrap and triggerguard, one-piece walnut grip, subinspector’s initials on the triggerguard. Comes with factory letter showing it was shipped to the U.S. Naval Department on October 7, 1861. Overall a very nice revolver. Sharp and crisp markings, you can still read the engraved markings on the outer edge of the cylinder. Barrel still retains traces of blue finish.The right side of the barrel has muzzle wear cause from holster wear. Cylinder scene is nice and visible. The frame has some case colors showing. Grips are very good. $3,500 - $6,500

226 Savage-North Figure-8 1st Model, 2nd Variation Percussion Revolver .36 caliber, 7” octagonal barrel, S/N 44. Blued and color case hardened finish, brass frame, two-piece walnut grips. Top of barrel marked in two lines: E. SAVAGE - MIDDLETOWN, CONN. / H.S. NORTH PATENTED JUNE 17, 1856. Mark is mostly legible with the bottom line weakly struck with most of the lower portions of those letters missing. Matching assembly numbers 92 on barrel, frame, loading lever, cylinder arbor pin, rear of cylinder, cylinder rotation disk and both grip panels. Serial number 44 on frame, hammer, triggerguard, loading lever and cocking ring. Early, flat-top loading lever, replaced front sight Only about 250 of these early brass-framed predecessors to the later Savage Navy revolver were produced, with about 100 going to fill a US military contract. These are very rare, pre-Civil War percussion revolvers. Good. Retains no finish, metal with an oxidized brown patina showing some light pitting. Frame with a lovely butterscotch patina. Mechanically functional, good, pitted bore. Grips worn with old cracks and some minor chipping at the leading and trailing edges. $4,000 - $6,000

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227 Colt 3rd Model Navy Revolver Attributed to Pvt. WIlliam J. Mills USMC .36 caliber, 7.5” octagonal barrel, S/N 47349 (mfg. ca 1856). Blued and color case hardened finish, silver-plated brass backstrap and triggerguard, one-piece varnished “Slim-Jim” walnut grip. Matching serial numbers throughout, with only the last four digits present on the wedge, arbor pin and in the grip mortise. Standard one-line New York barrel address, and two-line frame marking. Cylinder scene mostly visible with Ormsby signature below patent and serial number marks, and engagement date still legible along front edge. Revolver in contained in an old, non-factory mahogany case with a green velvet lining. Accessories include an angled spout, martially themed flask, a blued iron 36P marked Colt two-cavity bullet mold, a blued L-shaped combination tool, several conical bullets and a 2-piece, 22mm Scovill Mfg. Co. / Waterbury marked US Marine Corps button (MC10A) with most of the gold gilt. The backstrap of the revolver is engraved in two lines: William C. Mills / 3 Oct. ‘61. Consignor’s notes indicate that William C. Mills was a private in the US Marine Corps, and a copy of an honorable discharge for William C. Mills from the Marine Corps is included. No additional provenance is provided. Further research reveals that a William C. Mills did enlist in the Marine Corps on August 17, 1861, and was subsequently discharged on August 17, 1865 per the accompanying document. In October 1861, Private Mills was transferred to the Marine Barracks at Washington Navy Yard, so there is an event in this soldier’s life that corresponds with the presentation date. In July of 1862, Private Mills was transferred to the Philadelphia Navy Yard, and in September was listed as serving on the USS Vanderbilt, with additional service during the war on the USS New Hampshire, USS New Ironsides, USS Pontiac, USS Vermont and the gun boat Paul Jones. Very good. Revolver retains much of the blued 92

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finish on the barrel with loss primarily due to flaking. Frame with traces of case case color, loading lever with slightly more color and some added finish. Cylinder with most of the scene, traces of blue. The safety pins on the rear are all present, some very good and some worn down. Brass with strong traces of heavily tarnished silver plate. Grips with much of their varnish, scattered bumps and dings and some edge wear. Mechanically functional, good bore. Accessories very good to fine. $5,000 - $10,000

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228 Savage-North Figure-8 1st Model, 2nd Variation Maritally Marked Percussion Revolver .36 caliber, 7” octagonal barrel, S/N 86. Blued and color case hardened finish, brass frame, twopiece walnut grips. Top of barrel marked in two lines: E. SAVAGE - MIDDLETOWN, CONN. / H.S. NORTH PATENTED JUNE 17, 1856. Mark is mostly legible with the “E” before Savage and the “H.S.” before North quite weak. Matching numbers on barrel, frame, loading lever, cylinder arbor pin, rear of cylinder rotation disk, hammer and right grip panel. No other numbers noted. Bottom of frame with block U.S.G. mark, both grip panels with weak, script cartouches that are not legible, but remain clearly outlined. Early, flat-top loading lever, thick cone brass front sight. Only about 250 of these early brass framed predecessors to the later Savage Navy revolver were produced, with about 100 going to fill a US military contract. This is one of those very rare US martially marked revolvers. Good. Retains no finish on the metal with a mottled and oxidized brownish-gray patina. Brass frame with a rich, butterscotch patina. Barrel markings mostly clear, mechanically functional, good bore with scattered pitting. Grips good with old cracks in both panels and weak cartouches. $6,000 - $8,000

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229 Lot of Two US Socket Bayonets and One Sword Bayonet 1) US M1855 bayonet, 18” fullered blade, 3” socket, .780 bore, US marked ricasso. Old blued finish, likely applied when sold as surplus, similar to Whitney surplus US M1863/64 muskets that were similarly blued. Very good with scattered surface oxidation. 2) US M1871 Sharps rifle bayonet, 18” fullered blade, 3” socket, .785” bore, no US mark at ricasso, clear “M” inspection on shank. Essentially an unmarked US M1855 that will fit all M1855-1870 rifle muskets, most often associated with the M1871 Sharps rifles. Fine. 3) Brass handled foreign-made saber bayonet for the Baker rifle, 21.75” spear point blade, 4.25” brass hilt with guard. Crude construction suggests production in India, Pakistan, etc. Good. Shows age with a heavily oxidized blade, but may not be 19th century. $150 - $300

230 Lot of Four US Angular Bayonets and Two Scabbards 1) US M1879 Cadet Bayonet, 16.25” fullered blade, 3” socket, blued finish, US marked ricasso. Very good, retains most of the blued finish, with the socket showing loss, moderate oxidation and surface rust. 2) US M1855 bayonet, fullered blade shortened to 14”, US marked ricasso, 3” socket. Old collection tags on blade, suggesting this is a cadet bayonet. 3 US M1855 bayonet, 18” fullered blade, 3” socket, US marked ricasso. Very good with scattered oxidation and with an old reproduction scabbard. 4) Peabody? bayonet, 21.5” fullered blade, 2.625” socket, ricasso marked with a * in a box. Fair. Chemically cleaned, dull gray with even pitting and a crack in the socket. 5) US M1839 Pattern scabbard in very good condition, showing some minor crazing to the finish. $150 - $300

231 Lot of Two US Socket Bayonets 1) US M1855 bayonet, 18” blade, 3” socket, applied nickel finish. Ricasso marked US, top of socket C&Co, old collection tag on blade. Good with much of the applied nickel and some scattered surface oxidation. 2) US M1871 Sharps rifle bayonet, 3” socket. No US mark on ricasso. Essentially an unmarked US M1855 typically associated with the M1871 Sharps rifles, but will fit any M1855-M1870 rifle musket that accepts a socket bayonet, bore .780”. Very good with scattered surface oxidation. $200 - $400

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232 1st Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry Saber by Hortsman 36” slightly curved, single-edged blade with 10” rudimentary quill back near tip. 6” hilt with three-branch iron guard, including knuckle bow, with forward swept quillon and curved semi-bird’s head pommel. Shagreen covered grooved wooden grip with 7 wraps of twisted wire. Spine of blade marked IRON PROOF. Blade etched with three line Hortsmann / & Sons / Philadelphia on obverse near ricasso. Etched decorations blade include floral and martial motifs, a patriotic panoply of arms with Liberty cap and American eagle on the obverse and similar designs on the reverse with an American eagle with motto banner and an American Indian wielding a spike tomahawk. The reverse also has the letters C.T.enclosed in a laurel wreath, indicating “City Troops” for Philadelphia. Accompanied by the steel scabbard with two suspension rings. Very good. Essentially untouched, blade with a dull pewter patina and old grease over most of is surfaces. Etching remains crisp and clear, if dull. Some of the original polish may be remaining on blade, concealed by old oxidation and dried oil. Hilt deeply oxidized with some surface corrosion. Grip with wear and loss to the shagreen as well as some of the wire, with some being loose as well. Scabbard with a matching, deeply oxidized patina but free of any significant dings or dents. $800 - $1,200 233 Dahlgren Bowie Knife Bayonet with Scabbard and Frog 12” spear-point blade with 2.5” false edge, 1.65” wide at ricasso. Earliest pattern hilt, with grooved wood grip secured by three copper pins visible in the bayonet lug mortise and two additional pins through the pommel cap. No Ames factory or date markings. Obverse ricasso marked with anchor inspection over P / GG inspection. It is generally believed that these very early, “pinned hilt” Dahlgren knives were prototypes as they are rarely encountered, are never Ames marked and never bear the script DR inspection that is typical of later production examples. Knife bayonet is accompanied by the brass mounted leather scabbard and the extremely rare leather belt frog. Fine, blade with most of the polish and only some minor surface oxidation and discoloration. Hilt with a lovely mustard patina. Grip with minor handling marks and dings. Scabbard very good with an old layer of black paint over the leather, which has protected it. Frog about good, with significant crazing, flaking and finish loss. The frog has added paint as well, which has probably preserved it, as the leather is quite weak. $1,500 - $2,500

234 Civil War Pattern 1860 Naval Cutlass 26” curved blade with 19” fuller. 5.75” hilt with full basket brass guard, leather wrapped, grooved wood grip. Reverse ricasso marked with the Ames scroll address, obverse marked with an anchor over a P and U.S.N. / D.R. / 1862. Inside of guard marked at top with rack numbers: 19M / 613. Leather throat washer in place. With period leather scabbard with copper riveted seam at rear and an added brass drag. Also included is the very scarce leather belt frog for the scabbard. Fine. Blade mostly bright with much of the original polish. Some scattered discoloration, primarily from verdigris on the blade is present. All markings on blade and guard are clear. Brass guard with a mellow golden patina, grip with wear and finish loss to the leather. Scabbard very good with wear, finish loss, crazing and a bend visible in the rear. Frog very good with crazing and finish loss. $1,000 - $1,500 SEE DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS, ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS AND CONDITION REPORTS OF ALL LOTS AT COWANS.COM

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235 Civil War Naval Officers Cutlass 1862 26” curved, single-edged blade, 19” median fuller, 1.25” wide at ricasso. 6” hilt with gilt brass full basket guard, pierced with the letters USN. Exterior of basket fluted, leather covered grip with 18 strands of twisted wire wrap. Reverse ricasso marked with Ames scroll mark, obverse ricasso marked U.S.N. / 1862. With leather scabbard, seamed with 39 copper rivets on the reverse with brass frog knob on face at throat. Very good. Blade with a mottled light and dark gray patina showing scattered surface oxidation and some lightly scattered pitting. Markings remain legible. Guard with traces of gilt, grip with wear to the leather, wire somewhat loose. Scabbard good to very good, with numerous minor bends, significant crazing, some finish loss and a repair at the tip. $1,000 - $1,500

236 Non-Regulation US M1850 Foot Officer’s Sword By Schuyler, Hartley & Graham 32” slightly curved, spear-point blade with 11” false edge, 1” wide at the ricasso, with a 19” stopped fuller. 5.75” gilt brass guard with pierced foliate decorations and forward swept quillon. Grooved wood grip covered with shagreen and with 14 wraps of double-strand twisted brass wire. Buff leather throat washer. Reverse ricasso marked CLAUBERG / SOLINGEN and etched with foliate scrolls and a large US. Obverse etched with Schuyler, Hartley & Graham logo on the ricasso, around the brass “proved” disk, with an etched panel showing a spread-winged eagle over a panoply of arms with foliate borders. Top edge of spine etched IRON PROOF. Browned steel Clauberg pattern scabbard with engraved brass mounts. The metal scabbard suggests that this officer, only authorized to wear a M1850 foot officer’s sword (rather than the M1850 Staff & Field), was likely mounted and had enough money to acquire a higher end sword from Schuyler, Hartley & Graham etched with motifs typically associated with the Staff & Field model. Fine. Blade mostly bright with nearly all of the polish and frosty etching. Hilt with some gilt remaining. Grip with some minor loss from wear. Scabbard with some of the lacquer brown, which has thinned, faded and dulled. Mounts with some gilt as well. Really an attractive sword. $1,500 - $2,500 237 U.S. Sappers & Miners Bayonet With Scabbard with Buff Leather Frog 22” unfullered wasp-waisted blade, 5” cast brass hilt with fish-scale grip and 4.25” cross guard with gently forward-swept quillons. Obverse ricasso marked in three lines: AMES MFG. CO. / CHICOPEE / MASS, reverse ricasso marked US / ADK / 1855. Obverse flat on pommel cap with A.D.K. and R.H.K.W. inspections, top side of pommel cap with alphanumeric mating mark P6. With original brass-mounted leather scabbard and period blackened buff leather saber bayonet belt frog. A scarce US military bayonet for the M1847 sappers & miners musketoon. Only 1,033 of these bayonets were manufactured, 500 in 1847 and the balance in 1855. A really fine example. Fine. Blade retains most of the bright polish, markings crisp and clear, hit with nicely aged ocher patina. Scabbard about fine as well with minor crazing and some finish cracks, showing a couple of minor bends on the rear. Buff frog faded with most of the blackening worn away. A really fine set overall. $2,000 - $3,000 96

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238 Very Rare Ames M1852 Naval Officers Sword - 1852 Dated & Inspected 26” slightly curved single-edged blade with 6” false edge. 17” stopped median fuller, 11.5” narrow fuller at spine. 5.5” gold gilt brass hilt with pierced guard, sea monster motif forward swept quillon and knucklebow, USN in ribbon on face of guard. Obverse ricasso dated 1852, reverse ricasso inspected P / R.B.H. Obverse blade etched with Ames / Mfg Co / Chicopee / Mass near ricasso as well as an anchor and shield, panoply of arms and various geometric and foliate motifs. Reverse blade etched with an American eagle, fouled anchor, USN in a ribbon, and various nautical motifs. Ames marked leather scabbard with gold gilt, fouled anchor mountings and sea serpent drag. This is a very scarce, maritally marked example of a USN M1852 Naval Officer’s sword from the first year of production. Only 500 swords were ordered from Ames and inspected, they were subsequently issued to the 487 US Naval Officers then in service. Any inspected US military officer’s sword from the 19th century is scarce, as officer’s were required to purchase their own side arms and uniforms and were not generally issued swords by the government. A rare and important sword for the US Navy collector. Very good. Blade dulled and oxidized with no polish, showing some surface discoloration and pitting, particularly near the tip. Etching dull but mostly present and visible. Hilt fine, with fine grip and much of the gold gilt, but missing the throat washer. Scabbard very good with fine mounts, leather showing wear and some finish loss. Scabbard has shrunk slightly and the sword is about .25” proud of the throat when inserted. $2,000 - $3,500

239 U.S. Navy M1852 Presentation Sword Presented To James Hunter By Crew 28” semi-curved blade with 18.5” stopped median fuller and a narrow 17” fuller along the spine. 6” cast brass hilt with pierced guard and USN in a ribbon, sea serpent motif forward swept quillon and knuckle bow. Grooved wooden grip with shagreen covering and 13 wraps of twisted wire. Etched blade with patriotic, nautical and floral motifs. Ricasso marked PDL. Center of blade etched on the reverse: Presented to / James Hunter by his / (bottom line illegible). Accompanied by the brass mounted leather scabbard. A search of Civil War records on the Historical Data Website could not find any US Naval Officer that served during the American Civil War with that name. However, a search of the US Naval Officer records available via Fold3.com found one US Naval Officer named James Hunter, who was made a “mate” on March 5, 1862, promoted to “acting ensign” December 1, 1863 and was honorably discharged in November 1865. Further research could prove fruitful, particularly if the bottom line of the presentation could be deciphered, as it might reveal the crew of the vessel that presented the sword. Good. Blade dark with etching only partially visible and only two of the three lines of the presentation is legible. Brass with a medium golden tone, wrap very good, wire intact. Scabbard good with flaking and loss to the finish, middle mount crimped. $2,000 - $3,000

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240 US M1852 Revenue Cutter Service Sword Worn By Ensign Frank Pulsifer 29” semi-curved, single-edged blade with a 22” long, wide, un-stopped median fuller and a narrow 15” fuller at the spine. 5.5” cast brass pierce hilt with USN in a ribbon on the face and a forward swept sea monster motif quillon. Grip grooved wood with shagreen wrap and with 13.5 wraps of twisted wire. Blade etched with patriotic, nautical and floral motifs with USN in a ribbon. Shagreen-covered scabbard with standard USN brass mounts. Accompanied by copies of Ensign Pulsifer’s service records from the National Archives. Very good. Blade dull gray with scattered surface oxidation, discoloration and some light pinpricking. Etching mostly visible but somewhat dull. Brass with a thick, dark patina and untouched, wrap with some wear, wire intact. Scabbard with light wear and deeply oxidized mounts as well. A lovely, untouched USN M1852 sword carried by a Revenue Cutter Service ensign. $2,500 - $4,000

241 Lot of Two US-Made Bayonet Scabbards for Foreign Bayonets 1) US M1859 Pattern “2 Rivet” diamond-throat scabbard for the Austrian M1854 Lorenz bayonet. Fair to good, worn with lots of finish loss, weak leather, tip reattached. 2) US M1859 Pattern “2 Rivet” oval-throat scabbard for the Austrian M1854 Lorenz bayonet or the Prussian M1809 Potsdam bayonet. Good, with some finish loss, replaced tip and a worn and partially torn frog. $150 - $300

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242 Civil War Hand Grenade Round hollow iron ball, approximately 2.75” in diameter, weighing approximately 2 pounds. Fuse hole nominally .67” in diameter, although slightly irregular. About fair, showing moderate to severe pitting over all of the surfaces, possibly dug. With an old coating of black paint. $400 - $800

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243 Lot of Pommel Holsters and Boarding Axe Holster 1) Pommel holster pair, with nominal 12.25” sockets and 5” wide mouths. Consignor notes lists them as Revolutionary War period, but they appear to be early-to-mid-19th century. Fair condition, some stitching repaired, no covers, significant crazing and finish loss. 2) Leather axe blade cover with straps. Good, with significant crazing and wear, closure strap weak. $500 - $750

244 Civil War Buff Leather Carbine Sling and Swivel 54” long, 2.35” wide blackened buff leather sling with brass mountings and iron swivel. Sling shortened slightly from full length and may be an old repair using rivets where the end secures the double-tongue rectangular buckle. Weak, illegible contractor stamp in sling, no markings on swivel. Good showing were and use with some oxidation on the swivel. $600 - $900

245 Civil War Bridal Leather Carbine Sling and Swivel 53” long, 2.38” wide leather carbine sling with brass mounts, rectangular double-tongue brass buckle and O.B. North contract marked sling swivel. Sling shortened during the post-Civil War period, likely by Bannerman. Good, remains functional and displays well. Leather with some finish loss, brass with thick verdigris. Swivel with oxidation. $600 - $900

246 British .577 Enfield Mold 9” o.a.l., single-cavity brass Pritchett pattern mold for the English Enfield. Iron sprue cutter and base plug. Arm marked No 577. Fair. Well worn, arms bent and slightly cracked, all iron parts deeply oxidized. Cavity very good. $300 - $500

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247 Lot Of Two Combustible Cartridge Packets, Hall Cartridge and Percussion Caps 1) Hazard Powder Co. marked packet of six cartridges for “Colt’s Army Pistol”. Wrapped in plastic, cartridges all appear to be present, label with some printing loss and packet in about fair to good condition. 2) Unopened American Powder Company packet of “6 Combustible Envelope Cartridges” for “Remington’s, Colt’s, and Other Revolving Holster Pistols.” Wooden block inside packet to protect cartridges, in about fine condition. 3) Riker mount with a .64 caliber paper cartridge, tied with a red and white striped cord, identified as a being for the Hall Carbine. Includes cartridge and descriptive label. Very good. 4) Tin of UMC percussion caps. Wrapped in plastic. Appears mostly full. Very good. $300 - $600

249 United States Life Saving Service Powder Flask 10.75” o.a.l. including removable spout, 5” wide at widest point, 4 copper suspension rings. Copper flask body marked U.S.L.S.S. (United States Life Saving Service), spout marked WALTON BROTHERS, NY. Top of flask (under spout) marked AM FLASK & CAP CO. The US Life Saving Service was the US government agency that concentrated on saving lives from ship wrecks from ca 1840s through about 1915, when they merged their objectives with the US Revenue Marine Service (formerly the Revenue Cutter Service) to create the US Coast Guard. This powder flask was likely used to charge line throwing guns. Very good. Flask with a nice, untouched patina. Body with scattered bumps and dings, seams showing some minor separation. All markings clear, mechanically functional. A rare nautical flask. $500 - $1,000

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248 Lot of Two Civil War Period Cartridge Boxes 1) US Pattern 1839 Rifleman’s Box by H.A. Dingee, for belt only wear, no provision for sling. Sewn only construction, no rivets. Implement pouch on interior face. Large style US Patten 1857 brass plate, measuring 3.4” x 2.2” on face, second set of holes inside flap indicate that the earlier Pattern 1839 plate was installed a some point in time. The name R.J. Scott is lightly written inside the flap. Five-section tin replaced with wood block to hold 18 nominally .57 diameter cartridges. Quite possibly a US Navy modification and perfect for use with the .54 paper cartridges for the Jenks carbines and rifles. About good overall with some crazing and finish loss, with some ares of leather somewhat weak. 2) US Pattern of July 1864 .58 cartridge box by Wilkinson. Embossed US on front flap, for sling or belt wear, all stitching reinforced with brass rivets. Two japanned sling buckles on bottom of box. Two correct pattern tin-plated sheet iron magazines on interior. About good overall. Markings mostly legible, some finish loss, leather surface with white fat leaching present. $400 - $600

250 Civil War Arsenal .44 Caliber Gang Mold 13.25” overall, with blued steel body and turned walnut grips with brass ferrules. Mold contains 6 cavities to cast .44 elongated pistol bullets with a single grease groove. Blued sprue cutter. Mold body marked 44H, both handles inspected A.H.K. (Albert H. Kirkham). Fine. Retains some of the blued finish the rest a smoky blue-gray patina with scattered surface oxidation. Cavities crisp and fine. Grips with handling marks and a couple of tight grain cracks. Brass with an uncleaned patina. $500 - $1,000 BID LIVE ONLINE AT BIDSQUARE.COM


251 Jenks Naval Carbine Bullet Mold 6.75” o.a.l., brass body, iron sprue cutter. Two round ball cavities cast nominally .525” balls. Top of sprue cutter marked U.S. left side of mold inspected RC over the number 32; likely 32 bore, nominally .54 caliber. This mold appears to be for the Jenks patent naval carbines and rifles, and is rarely found for sale. Very good. Brass cleaned to bright with some erosion and oxidized discoloration. $500 - $1,000

253 Rare 64 Caliber Mold For The US Navy By Colt 8” o.a.l. iron block, wood handles, brass ferrules. Two cavities cast a nominally .64 caliber 2-ring conical bullet and a similarly sized round ball. Spruce cutter marked COTL’S / PATENT. An incredibly rare mold as so few .64 Colt revolving rifles were produced. Fair. Metal cleaned to a pewter gray patina, with even light to moderate pitting, more severe in some areas. Cavities very good. Handles fair, with numerous dings, mars and cracks. $650 - $1,000

252 Lot of Two Bullet Molds with Two Nipple Wrenches 1) Iron Savage Navy revolver bullet mold. About good with some oxidation and discoloration. 2) Brass unmarked two-cavity mold with a nominally .35 caliber round cavity and a .30 caliber conical caliber. About good. 3) Y-shaped combination tool for the Pettengill and Rogers & Spencer revolvers. Good, with pitting. 4) L-shaped combination tool for spanner-style cones. 3.156” long, .158” distance between small spanner nibs. “Unknown” according to Gun Tools Vol. I. Good, with pitting. $500 - $750

255 Rare Iron Sharps 6-Cavity Gang Mold 13.5” o.a.l., iron body and arms, turned walnut grips. Cavities cast 6 “ring tail” Sharps bullets, measuring about .532” at the widest point and .520” at base. Iron sprue cutter. Both blocks numbered “26,” left arm sub-inspected “S” and right with script WAT inspection. A very rare US marital bullet mold. Very good. Iron with scattered surface oxidation, cavities very good. Handles with bumps and dings. $1,000 - $2,000

254 Massive Brass Military Gang Mold 16.25” o.a.l., 8.5” x 3.5” x 2.125” brass mold block with 5 cavities, iron handles with turned wood grips, iron and brass ferrules. Clamping closure arm with wood grip, iron gang mount with wood handle with 5 removable iron base plugs. Cavities cast five .69 3-ring Minie pattern projectiles, measuring a nominal .67” in diameter and roughly 1.2” in length. Unmarked, well engineered and very impressive due to size and operational design. Weighs approximately 16 pounds. Good. Brass with a deep, dark, uncleaned patina. Exterior with numerous impact marks and mars. Wood handles worn with dings and some cracks. Cavities about good with some wear, base plugs and other iron parts with a thick, brown patina. $750 - $1,000 SEE DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS, ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS AND CONDITION REPORTS OF ALL LOTS AT COWANS.COM

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256 Snider Enfield Mk III Artillery Carbine .577 Snider, 21.5” round barrel, no S/N. Blued and case hardened finish, brass furniture, walnut stock, two barrel bands. Lock marked B.S.A. Co / 1872 with {crown} / VR to rear of hammer and with British military and inspection marks. Stock with 1st class marking and 1871 dated London makers roundel. Struck out rack markings on buttplate tang. Correct pattern rear sight, fixed front sight, saber bayonet lug on barrel, sling swivels on upper band and in toe of stock. Correct pattern cleaning rod, period leather sling and snap cap. Sold out of service, opposed {broad arrow} marks on stock and receiver. Good+. Retains no finish with scattered light pitting over most of the metal. Mechanically functional, very good bore with some scattered pitting. Brass with a mellow golden patina. All markings crisp in metal and wood. Stock solid, with scattered bumps and dings. $500 - $800

257 British MkII** Snider-Enfield Rifle .577 Snider, 36.5” barrel, no S/N. Blued and case hardened finish, brass furniture, walnut stock. Lock marked 1862 / ENFIELD with usual {crown} / VR at rear and {crown} / {broad arrow} mark. Breechblock marked B.S.A. Co. Stock with 1st class Enfield storekeepers roundel. Three barrel bands, sling swivels, cleaning rod, snap cap. Rifle includes a P1853 socket bayonet and Type II scabbard and an original white buff sling. A very nice example of a RSAF produced Pattern 1853 Enfield rifle musket altered to Snider breechloading cartridge. Fine. Retains much of the arsenal refurbished finish on the barrel, lock with traces of case color. All markings in the metal crisp and clear. Mechanically functional, very good bore with some lightly scattered pitting. Stock lightly sanded with bumps and dings. Bayonet, scabbard and sling all very good. $600 - $1,000

258 Winchester 2nd Model Navy Hotchkiss Rifle .45-70, 28.75” barrel, S/N 4515. Blued finish, straight grip smooth walnut stock with two barrel bands. Standard three-line Winchester address and patent markings on the left of the receiver. Receiver ring marked in four lines: W.W.K. / US / (ANCHOR) / V P {eagle head}. Henry Nettleton’s “HN” inspection appears on barrel, receiver, bolt, bolt handle, cocking piece and extractor. 1879 pattern rear sight marked “R.” Sling swivels and stacking swivel, cleaning rod. Very good. Retains no finish, with a lightly oxidized brownish-gray patina with scattered oxidation and some minor impact marks. Mechanically functional, very good bore with scattered pitting. Stock with scattered bumps and dings and visible cartouche. $1,000 - $1,500 102

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259 Remington Model 1867 Navy Rolling Block Carbine .50-45, 23.25” round barrel, S/N 2004. Blued and case hardened finish, walnut stock and forend secured by single barrel band. Tang marked in two lines: REMINGTONS ILION N.Y. U.S.A. / PAT. MAY 3D. NOV. 15TH. 1864, APRIL 17TH. 1866. Right side of receiver inspected with a P / F.C.W. over an anchor. Two weak FCW cartouches are present in the wood: a weak one on the obverse of the forend and a barely visible one on the obverse wrist. Barrel band with “U” mark and sling swivel, lower swivel in toe of stock. Correct L-shaped leaf rear sight, fixed blade front sight. A very scarce US Navy carbine in original configuration, with only 5,095 being produced and 5,000 being accepted by the US Navy. At least half of these guns were later modified to other calibers and some were altered to rifles. As such, an original .50-45 carbine with Naval inspection marks is a scarce item. Good. Retains no original finish with a mostly smooth, lightly oxidized brown patina with some scattered surface roughness and pinpricking. Mechanically functional, good bore with scattered pitting. Wood good with bumps and dings, lightly sanded leaving one cartouche weak and the other only a shadow. Still a solid example of a scarce gun. $1,500 - $3,000

260 Springfield U.S. Model 1888 Trapdoor Rifle .45-70, 32.625” barrel, S/N 517783. Blued and color case hardened finish, walnut stock. Standard lock markings, 1884 breech block markings. Standard barrel proofs, fine SWP /1891 cartouche and circle-P inspection mark. Original Buffington rear sight, sling swivels, ramrod bayonet. Includes a US M1887 leather sling, butt trap with M1879 tool and headless case extractor. Fine. Retains most of the finish, with some scattered surface oxidation and minor wear. All markings crisp and clear. Mechanically functional, fine bore. Crisp stock with scattered dings and minor chipping around the lock. Accessories very good. $1,500 - $2,500

261 Springfield U.S. Model 1870 Navy Rolling Block Rifle .50CF, 32.625” round barrel, no S/N. Blued and color case hardened finish, two-piece walnut stock. Right of frame marked with {eagle} / USN / SPRINGFIELD / 1870. Receiver tang with two-line Remington patent information. Left side of barrel with P / H.B.R. inspection and with small anchor mark on top of breech. Visible script ESA cartouche on left wrist. Folding leaf rear sight, musket-type stud and blade front sight. Two barrel bands, sling swivels, slotted jag-head cleaning rod, saber bayonet lug under barrel. This rifle is from the second production run of M1870 naval rifles with the rear sight base located 3.125” from the receiver. Very good. Metal with a mostly smooth, oxidized brown patina, with traces of case color on the receiver. All markings in metal sharp and crisp. Mechanically functional, very good bore with some scattered pitting. Stock with moderate handling marks and wear, scattered dings and a couple of scuffs. $1,500 - $2,500 SEE DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS, ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS AND CONDITION REPORTS OF ALL LOTS AT COWANS.COM

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262 Springfield U.S. Model 1867 Navy Cadet Rolling Block Rifle .50-45, 32.5” round barrel secured by two barrel bands, no S/N. Blued and case hardened finish, two-piece walnut stock and forend. Right side of frame marked with P / F.C.W. inspection; left side of frame marked with an anchor. Buttplate tang marked with the usual US and rack numbered C / 359. Standard two-line Remington patent markings on receiver frame. Correct US M1864 pattern rear sight, original front sight/bayonet lug, not fitted for sling swivels, as is correct. Correct cleaning rod. Accompanied by a correct pattern US M1867 Cadet socket bayonet with a 16” blade, 3” socket and a .741” muzzle diameter that is in a US M1873 pattern scabbard with a USN brass rosette. Fine. Retains strong traces of blued finish on the barrel and furniture, with the balance having a plum brown patina. The frame retains much of the vivid case colors. All markings in the metal remain crisp and clear. Mechanically functional, very good bore with some scattered light pitting. Stock very good with scattered bumps, dings, nicks and mars, a tiny chip out of the forend where it meets the frame on the reverse, and some old tape residue on the obverse wrist. Bayonet good to very good with scattered light pitting and staining. Scabbard near very good. $1,500 - $2,500

263 Springfield Hotchkiss Carbine First Model .45-70 caliber, 24” round barrel, S/N 702. Blued finish, nickeled forend cap, walnut stock. Standard 3-line Winchester address and Hotchkiss markings on left side of receiver. Additionally stamped in individual dies: U.S.R.S., which the consignor notes indicates use by the US Revenue (Marine) Service (predecessor to the Coast Guard). Breech marked with usual V / P / {eagle head} inspection marks. Stock with clear R.D.R. block letter inspection behind the triggerguard, but no “P” proof or cartouche is present on the stock. Correct M1879 pattern rear sight, appropriately marked “C.” Original two-piece cleaning rod in trap under forend cap. Original sling ring in place. 1st Model Hotchkiss carbines were made by converting 1st Model Hotchkiss rifles to carbine configuration. Fine. Retains much of the black lacquer over the blued finish, which would be appropriate for Revenue Marine Service use. Mechanically functional, very good bore with some lightly scattered pitting. Wood with scattered bumps and dings. $1,500 - $2,000

264 U.S. Model 1873 Trapdoor Carbine .45-70, 22” round barrel, S/N 16175. Blued and color casehardened finish, smooth walnut short comb stock. High-arch breech block marked MODEL / 1873 / {eagle head} / {crossed arrows} / 1873. Lock marked with {eagle} and US / SPRINGFIELD / 1873. Barrel with V / P / {eagle head} inspection and marked “C” near the receiver. Weak ESA cartouche on counterpane, {circle}-P behind triggerguard. 1873 pattern rear sight graduated to 500 yards on the side wall and 1200 yards on the leaf. Two-click tumbler, smooth trigger, sling bar and ring. Stacking swivel on barrel band. Carbine is identified by serial number as being in the possession of Troop F of the 2nd US Cavalry on October 12, 1878, when it was listed as “unserviceable” due to a broken stock, with the recommendation that the gun be returned to Springfield Arsenal for repair. Copies of the Springfield Research Service letter regarding the gun and associated documentation is included. A decent example of an early 1873 carbine that saw combat use with the 2nd Cavalry during the peak of the Sioux Indian Wars, with a period of use, replaced, later production barrel. Good. Metal with a plum brown patina, showing some lightly scattered pitting. Markings in metal clear, weaker in wood. Mechanically functional, fair, evenly pitted bore. Stock with numerous scattered bumps, dings and mars. $2,000 - $5,000 104

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265 Remington-Keene Navy Rifle & Bayonet .45-70 caliber, 29.25” round barrel secured by two barrel bands, no S/N. Blued finish, walnut stock, adjustable ladder rear sight. Top of bolt marked in three lines: E. REMINGTON & SONS. ILION, NY. / PAT. FEB 24, MCH. 17, 1874. JAN. 18 / SEPT. 26, 1876. MCH 20. JULY 31, 1877. Breech marked with weak US / {anchor} and with P/WWK inspection marks. Sling swivel in toe of stock, upper band with both sling and stacking swivels. Jag head cleaning rod in channel on reverse of stock. Includes a correct pattern socket bayonet and a M1873 scabbard with a USN swivel rosette. The Remington-Keene rifle was unique among US military arms as it combined the modern bolt operated action with a tubular magazine and an exposed hammer. It was believed that the hammer made the new bolt action rifle easier for recruits to understand, as it provided visual confirmation that the action was cocked. In 1880, the US Navy acquired 250 of these rifles, to serve alongside the previously adopted Hotchkiss rifle and the newly ordered Lee design. Service records for these rifles are scant, and it is believed that they were primarily used by Marine contingents aboard ships such as the wooden screw steamer USS Trento and the Navy’s first iron-hulled warship USS Michigan. With only 250 of the rifles procured, this is one of the rarest of the late 19th-century US martial naval long arms. Due to the harsh condition to which naval small arms are often subjected, when these rifles are found they are often in rough condition. About good overall. Rifle retains some original finish on the receiver, with the barrel appearing to have some old added finish, showing a dark bluish-black patina with scattered mottling of darker surface oxidation, light pinpricking and some minor pitting. Inspection marks at the breach are light due to an old cleaning. Mechanically functional, bore is good, dark and dirty, with visible rifling and evenly distributed light to moderate pitting along its length. Stock is shows numerous cracks and repairs in the forend, with added finish, a repaired chip at the wrist behind the tang and some chipping at the toe. Bayonet is about good, as is scabbard. $2,000 - $3,000

266 U.S. Model 1880 Trapdoor Rifle .45-70 caliber, 32.625” round barrel, S/N 154582. Blued and color case hardened finish, walnut stock. Breech block marked U.S. / MODEL /1873; barrel with typical V / P / {eagle head} and P proof marks. Script SWP / 1881 cartouche opposite lock with weak {circle}-P behind triggerguard. “R” marked 1879 pattern rear sight, sling swivels, stacking swivel. Butt trap with 1879 pattern tool and headless case extractor. Retains correct triangular-to-round combination bayonet and cleaning rod. Only 1,001 of these experimental “Rod Bayonet” Trapdoor rifles were produce ca 1881 and this is a very nice example. Very good to fine. Retains some of traces of thinning blue with a mostly smooth plum-brown patina on the barrel, more on the lock and furniture. Breech block with dark coloration, tang with some vivid case color. Mechanically functional, fine bore. Stock with scattered light handling marks and some minor bumps and dings. $2,000 - $3,000

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267 Springfield U.S. Model 1886 Experimental Carbine .45-70 caliber, 24” round barrel, S/N 431000. Blued and color case hardened finish, walnut stock. Standard trapdoor lock markings, 1884 breech block marking. V / P / {eagle head} inspections and P proof at breech. Script SWP / 1888cartouche opposite lock and {circle}-P proof behind triggerguard. Correct “XC” marked Buffington rear sight, hooded front sight, correct wrap-around sling swivel on upper band with sling swivel in toe. Sling bar and ring. 3-click tumbler, grooved trigger. Correct 3-piece cleaning rod in butt trap along with headless case extractor. A very scarce experimental Trapdoor carbine, of which only 1,000 were produced, nearly all of which were issued to units serving in the west where they saw heavy use. As such, finding a solid example in good condition is very difficult. Very good. Retains minor traces of finish, with a mostly mottled gray-brown patina along with some scattered surface oxidation. Breech block a mottle brown. All marks crisp and clear. Mechanically functional, very good bore with scattered light pitting. Stock with scattered handling marks, bumps and dings. $2,500 - $5,000

268 U.S. Springfield Model 1884 Trapdoor Rifle with Experimental Rod Bayonet .45-70 caliber, 32.625” barrel, S/N 318265. Blued and case hardened finish, walnut stock. Breech block marked U.S. / MODEL / 1873. Weak script SWP / 1886 cartouche on reverse wrist, weak {circle}-P mark behind triggerguard. Lock with usual eagle and US / SPRINGFIELD markings. Barrel with V / P / {eagle head} inspections, as well as an additional P and A inspection marks. Correct pattern 1884 experimental rod bayonet and locking system. Fixed front sight hood. Buffington rear sight, sling and stacking swivels, three-click tumbler, low arch breech, grooved trigger, butt trap in butt. Only 1,000 of these experimental rod bayonet rifles were produced as the forerunner to the M1888 rifle. A scarce and desirable example. Very good. Metal with a mottled brown patina with hints of blue scattered within plum and chocolate brown oxidation. Lock with minor traces of case color and a mottled light and dark gray patina. All marks in metal crisp and clear. Mechanically functional, very good bore with some lightly scattered pitting. Wood worn with numerous bumps, dings and handling marks. Marks in wood weak due to wear. Lower swivel replaced. $2,500 - $3,000

269 U.S. Model 1881 Trapdoor Long Range Target Rifle .45-80-500 caliber, 32.625” barrel with six-groove rifling, S/N 162449. Blued and color case hardened finish, smooth walnut stock with applied pistol grip, shotgun-style butt. 1873 breech block markings, standard V / P / {eagle head} / Pbreech inspections, as well as small block letter HGR on top of breech. Clear SWP / 1881 cartouche on counterpane and crisp {circle}-P inspection behind pistol grip. Bull’s Model M1879 buckhorn rear sight with windage adjustment, standard front sight/bayonet lug. The initials LK are carved into the obverse stock forward of the lock. Two barrel bands, sling swivels, stacking swivel, swelled cleaning rod with retention groove and slotted button head. Only 151 of these long-range rifles were produced at Springfield ca 1881, making this one of the rarer trapdoor rifle variations. Very good. Retains traces of finish with most of the metal having an oxidized plum brown patina with scattered light pinpricking and some minor surface roughness. Butt plate crusty and pitted. All marks remain clear, mechanically functional, good bore with scattered light pitting, primarily at the muzzle. Stock with scattered handling marks and some minor slivering in the ramrod channel, showing some additional wear near the buttplate. $3,000 - $6,000 106

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270 US Model 1882 Experimental Rifle .45-70 caliber, 28” barrel, S/N 197427. Blued and color case hardened finish, walnut stock. Breechblock marked in three lines: U.S. / MODEL / 1873, barrel with usual V / P / {eagle head} inspections at left breech, script SWP / 1882cartouche opposite lock and {circle}-P inspection behind triggerguard. Sliding triangular bayonet that terminates in threaded round cleaning rod, wrap-around sling swivels, M1879 pattern rear sight, correctly marked 28 / B on the left side wall. Friction ring remains in place in breechblock. Only 52 of these experimental “short rifles” were produced at Springfield ca 1882 in two variants; the first 26 accepting a standard socket bayonet and the second 26 with the sliding triangular bayonet. These are extremely scarce US military long arms from the period of the Indian Wars and this one appears to be completely correct and survives in very nice condition. Fine. Retains some of the blue on the barrel and furniture with significant fading, thinning and some loss, as well as very nice case color on the breech block. All markings crisp and clear. There is a minor mar on the right side of the barrel between the breech block and rear sight. Mechanically functional, fine bore with some light pitting near the muzzle. Correct wrap around swivels, ramrod bayonet and rear sight. Stock near fine, showing some added finish and the usual scattered handling marks, bumps and dings. A tiny chip is missing from the obverse top edge, forward of the upper barrel band and there are some minor slivers missing from the ramrod channel. Overall a really wonderful example of an exceedingly scarce US M1882 Type II experimental rifle. $8,000 - $12,000

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271 Colt Model 1851 Navy Richards Conversion Revolver Belonging to Rear Admiral E.G. Parrott .38 Colt caliber, 7.5” octagonal barrel, S/N 54294 (mfg. ca 1856). Blued and color case hardened finish, silver-plated brass backstrap and triggerguard, varnished one-piece walnut grip. Matching numbers throughout, including grip. Standard one-line Colt New York barrel address, and two-line patent mark on frame. This revolver personally belonged to Rear Admiral Enoch Greenleafe Parrott, who was the Commandant at the Boston Navy Yard in 1873 when he sent this revolver to Colt to have it altered from percussion to .38 Colt. At that time, Colt was altering about 2,000 US M1851 and M1861 Colt “Navy-Navy” revolvers from percussion to metallic cartridge and many of the guns were being shipped to Colt from his station. Obviously the Admiral thought this was a worthwhile endeavor and decide to include his own personal firearms in one of the shipments to Colt. His letter to Colt regarding this transaction survives and is reprinted on page 20 of Colt Revolvers and the U.S. Navy 1865-1889 by Kenneth C. Moore. The letter is quoted in its entirety below: I have sent, in the box of government revolvers, forwarded today, one of my own, german silver mounted, no 54294, separately enclosed. May I ask you to have it altered to fire central-fire cartridges, the same as the others, but at my expense. It is the mate to the one mentioned in my letter of the 15th ult. but not then available for sending. I enclose money order for $7. - the cost of altering the two, as given in your note of the 16th ult. Will you please send them to me, by express, when finished, without waiting for the others. Interestingly, on that same day, and included in the same shipment of US Navy owned revolvers to Colt, was a revolver belonging to William T. Truxton, Inspector of Ordnance at the Boston Navy Yard. It appears that everyone who had a gun to send to Colt for alteration wanted to “get in on the action.”

Enoch G. Parrott was born on December 10, 1814 in Portsmouth, NH. He joined the Unites States Navy as a midshipman in 1831, rising to the rank of Lieutenant in 1841. Over the next three decades, he had a somewhat storied career. In 1843, he joined Commodore Mathew Perry on the African Expedition that sought to eradicate the African slave trade. During the Mexican-American War he served on the USS Congress, a 52-gun frigate, seeing action at Guaymas and Mazatlan as well as being part of General Fremont’s Monterey to Los Angels expedition. In 1861, he was promoted to the rank of Commander and was part of the force that attempted to destroy the Norfolk Navy Yard prior to the Confederate occupation of that facility. His Civil War commands included the brig USS Perry, the steamer USS Augusta, the monitor USS Canonicus, and the USS Monadnock. His major actions included the capture of the Confederate privateer Savannah, participating in the Battles of Port Royal and Fort Fisher and being part of the surrender of Charleston, SC; not to mention numerous smaller actions and confrontations both along the James River and in coastal operations. He was promoted to Captain in 1866, Commodore in 1870 and Rear Admiral in 1873, with command of the Boston Navy Yard being his last posting as he retired the following year in 1874. Fine. Retains much of the bright blued finish with some flaking and loss, particularly on the barrel, showing some impact marks around the wedge. Cylinder with nearly all of the factory refinished blued from the conversion process and retaining the large majority of the naval engagement roll scene. Frame retains most of the vivid case color, as does the hammer. Triggerguard and backstrap retain some silver plating, which is thinning. Mechanically fine, very good bore with scattered light pitting. Grips fine with most of the varnish, showing only some scattered handling marks. A really fine condition revolver belonging to a famous Civil War era US Navy Officer. $10,000 - $15,000

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272 Remington Model 1867 Navy Rolling Block Pistol .50CF caliber, 7” round barrel, marked near the frame with {anchor} and I. / W.D.W. Blue barrel case colored frame, frame marked on the right side “P” over FCW. Walnut grip and forearm. Barrel still retains a lot of the original soft pasty blue finish. The frame is a mottled brown to gray, with sharp and crisp markings. Grip and forearm are very good. Bore is excellent. $1,500 - $3,000

273 Remington Transitional Model 1865/67 Navy Rolling Block Pistol .50RF caliber, 7” barrel, no S/N. Blued and color case hardened finish, brass triggerguard. Walnut grip and forend. Right side of frame marked in two lines: REMINGTONS ILION N.Y. U.S.A. / MAY 3D NOV 15TH, 1864 APRIL 17TH 1866. Right of frame with naval P / F.C.W. sub-inspection mark. Top of barrel with additional US Navy inspection mark I / W.D.W. / {ANCHOR} and left side of grip with script FCW cartouche. Spur trigger, added brass triggerguard. This is very rare transitional example of the US Model 1867 Remington rolling block pistol. These guns were originally produced in .50RF with a spur trigger as the Model 1865, with estimated production at about 6,500 pieces. Circa 1867 most M1865 pistols were modified by shortening the barrels 1.5” from 8.5” to 7”, the addition of a triggerguard, and by altering them from .50RF to .50CF. This gun has the shorter barrel and added triggerguard, but remains in its original rimfire configuration, making it a rare variant of the US Navy rolling block pistol. Very good. Retains no blue on the barrel, with a mottled and oxidized brownish gray patina. Frame with some strong traces of faded case coloring. All markings remain clear. Mechanically functional, good bore with scattered pitting. Grip and forend with scattered bumps, dings and mars. $2,000 - $3,000

274 Smith and Wesson N.M. No 3 Coast Guard Revolver .44 Russian caliber, 6” barrel, S/N 25775. Blue finish, case hardened hammer and trigger and triggerguard. Checkered walnut grips. Matching numbers on frame and cylinder, right grip pencil numbered to the gun. Comes with an article done by Scott Meadows in the Gun Report on “Martial Smith & Wesson New Model 3 Revolvers,” as well as an article that was written by Jim Supica and Richard Nahas, “Top Break Revolvers.” Serial number of this revolver was part of the study. Very good, retaining some of the original high blue finish, with wear and loss, particularly on the high edges. A line through the cylinder stops. Grips are very good, shows some use. Triggerguard and hammer with some case colors showing. Bore is very good. Very rare Martial Arm. $5,000 - $8,000

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275 US M1870 Navy Rolling Block Rifle Saber Bayonet by Ames 20” spear-point blade, 1.125” wide at ricasso with 14” median fuller. Cast brass hilt with fishscale grip and crossed-cannons over fouled anchor motif on sides of pommel cap. Two-line mark on obverse ricasso: AMES MFG. Co. / CHICOPEE and U.S.N. / GGS / 1870 on reverse. With brassmounted leather scabbard and frog. Very good. Blade lightly cleaned, with some scattered minor oxidation. Brass with a dull golden patina. Scabbard and frog very good with some normal wear. $300 - $500

276 Lot of 6 Trapdoor Springfield Bayonets Six M1873 pattern bayonets, all with scabbards (5 metal, 1 leather) with a variety of hanger variations, including: a NGP rosette leather loop, a late issue US marked brass hanger, a leather loop scabbard with US rosette, a 2nd pattern Hoffman scabbard, a modified leather loop hanger on a leather scabbard and modified US rosette with brass hook hangers. All bayonets retain at least some of their blue and are in good to very condition some with surface oxidation or light surface rust. Scabbards all about good. $600 - $1,000

277 Lot of Four U.S Navy Jack Knives 1. H.H, Taylor & Brother Sheffield U.S. Navy marked jackknife. 2. U.S. Navy marked jackknife made in Sheffield 3. U.S. Navy jackknife made by the Green River Works 4. U.S Navy jackknife marked MD-USN by Camillus Knife Co. Three with nice stag handles, one with rosewood handles. All are in very good to excellent condition. $300 - $600

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278 1880 US Hunting Knife 8.75” spade shaped bright blade, 2” wide, with brass guard and 4” turned wood grip. S/N 4105, illegible inspection on top of pommel, stamped with the number 57 there. With correctly modified brass mounted leather scabbard with Watervliet Arsenal marked hanger. Good. Blade cleaned to bright with tip slightly rounded, showing some scattered oxidation and discoloration. Scabbard good with usual wear, crazing and stress marks on hanger. $350 - $600

279 Lot Of Two M1887 Hospital Corp Knife And M1880 Entrenching Tool 1) M1880 entrenching tool. 8.25” x 3.5” bright steel shovel-type blade. Turned wood handle with grasping grooves, marked US. With brass mounted leather scabbard with iron suspension ring. Good to very good, blade with scattered discoloration and surface oxidation. Scabbard with some wear. 2) M1887 Hospital Corps knife. 11.75”x1.5” blade, silver-plated brass guard, turned wood grip with grasping grooves. Blade etched: HOSPITAL CORPS / US ARMY. With brass mounted leather scabbard with leather belt loop. Good. Blade with oxidation and some etching loss. Grip with some wear, nicks and minor chips. Scabbard with wear. $500 - $800

280 M-1872 Mounted Artillery Officers Sword By Horstman 32” curved, single edged blade, .869” wide at ricasso. 4.75” bird’s head pommel with brass P-shaped knuckle bow. Guard with forward swept quillon on top, terminating in a flat disk, grooved wood grip with shagreen covering and 12 wraps of multi-strand wire. Blade etched with HORTSMANN / PHILADELPHIA on reverse ricasso and stamped with a maker’s mark on the obverse. Blade etched with floral decorations with an entwined US on the reverse and US {eagle}on the obverse. Sword retains its nickel finish brass mounted scabbard with two hangers. Fine. Blade retains most of its polish with fine, crisp etching. Grip with light handling marks, brass with a medium golden patina. Scabbard very good with some scattered surface oxidation. $600 - $1,000 112

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281 Rare U.S. Revenue Marine Service Sword ca 1870 28” x .68” narrow spear-point blade, 6.25” hilt with shagreen-wrapped grip and twisted wire. 4.625” cross guard terminating in rudimentary dolphin head quills. Obverse of guard marked U.S.R.M., olive-shaped pommel cap with oak leaf decorations, gold gilt brass mounts. Downturned guard with US eagle motif, counter-guard smaller and not decorated. Etched blade with U.S.R.M. in Gothic letters on the obverse and the Revenue Marine Service seal, combining the Treasury Department seal with an anchor. The balance of the etching with usual foliate and nautical themes. Reverse ricasso retailer marked SHANNON / MILLER / & / CRANE / NY. Brass-mounted leather scabbard. Top mount with Treasury Department seal and middle mount with fouled anchor motif. This 1870s period Revenue Marine Service sword is a throw-back to the ca 1840s Revenue Cutter swords and was used for a limited amount of time during the latter part of the 19th century, before returning to a sword based upon the USN M1852 pattern. Fine. Blade mostly bright with frosty etching. Grip and wrap very good with light wear. Pommel cap loose with some play. Scabbard very good with leather showing some crazing and light finish loss. Mounts very good. $1,500 - $2,500

282 Ames Theatrical Short Sword Made from US M1870 Rolling Block Bayonet 20” spear point blade, 13.5” median fuller, 5.75” cast brass hilt with fishscale grip. Reverse ricasso marked U.S.N. / CGS / 1870. During the latter part of the 19th century the Ames Sword Company produced a huge line of Fraternal and Theatrical swords, often using surplus bayonet blades in conjunction with newly cast hilts, offering them for sale to the general public. This combination is an Ames No 331 “Roman Hilt” mated to a surplus US M1870 rolling block saber bayonet blade, using the original brass mounted leather scabbard as well. For years these have been misidentified as US M1870 Naval Cutlasses, but no such weapon ever existed in the navy’s arsenal. An interesting conversation piece. Very good. Blade polished to bright with weak markings at ricasso. Hilt with dull mustard patina. Scabbard very good with some minor flaking and crazing. $100 - $200

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283 Full Sealed Box 12 Martin Cartridges For Colt & Remington Label reads: 12 “Martin” Cartridges for Colt’s & Remington’s Army Revolvers. Calibre .44: Powder, 30 grains, Bullet, 225 grains. Frankford Arsenal, PA., JUNE 1871. With patent dates. Wrapped in plastic, appears unopened and full. About good overall. $400 - $600

284 Lot Military Accouterments One stripper clip with five Hoffer-Thompson cartridges; one leather cartridge pouch for officer’s pistol; one RIA SA carrier; one SA windage adjustment crank; 1902 leather sword knot; one oiler; two tampions for muskets; one “T” style nipple wrench. All are good to excellent. $300 - $500

285 Lot of Five Leather Cartridge Boxes 1) Military school false cartridge box, with SMA embossed logo. Fine. 2) US M1889 revolver cartridge box, dated 1905. Very good. 3) USMC embossed McKeever cartridge box for 6mm Lee clips. Good. 4) McKeever cartridge box for .45-70, US embossed, black. Good. 5) McKeever cartridge box for .30-03 and .30-06, US embossed, brown. Good. $300 - $500

286 Indian War 1881 Military Holster Brown leather holster with 4” belt loop attached with 3 rivets. US embossed on front flap; Lanz, Owens & Co marked on back. Very good with wear and use. $400 - $600

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287 Rare US Navy Cartridge Box for Remington Pistol 5.75” x 3.5” x 1.5” leather cartridge box, flap embossed US. Sewn-only construction with single belt loop and closure tab, brass acorn closure finial. Cap pocket on interior face of box; sixcompartment tin for cartridge packets. Interior flap marked U.S.N.Y. / BOSTON. Very good. Solid throughout with strong stitching. Markings clear. Leather with some finish loss, particularly on the rear and along the high edges. $500 - $750

289 Lot of Six Indian War Cartridge Boxes 1) M1872 Hagner Cartridge Box for 24 rounds of .50-70. Good with wear and finish loss. 2) Mann’s Patent Cartridge Box. Good with wear and finish loss. 3) Fraizer’s Patent Cartridge Box for 18 .50-70 cartridges with script National Guard plate. The name Charles Fluhr and Co E 69th Rgt. are written inside the flap. Good with wear and finish loss. 4) Pattern 1874 Dyer pouch. Good with some finish loss and significant fat leaching on leather. 5) 1st Pattern Hagner cartridge box. Good with wear and loss. 6) Civil War period cap pouch by Crossman. Retains wool and pick. Good. $700 - $1,000 SEE DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS, ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS AND CONDITION REPORTS OF ALL LOTS AT COWANS.COM

288 Rare Mills Holster and Belt for Navy Revolver Blue woven Mills belt with 8 cartridge pouches, two-piece US Navy buckle and blacked brass fittings. Woven blue holster for the M1889 revolver with Eagle & Anchor button snap closure, blackened brass mountings. A rare belt and holster set rarely seen for sale and a must for the Spanish American War era US Navy collector. Good. Belt and holster show wear and use, with some fading of the fabric and loss of blacking on the mountings. Both solid with no significant damage noted. $500 - $800

290 19th Century Navy Dress Naval Officer’s Belt With Sword Hangers Two-piece gilt brass US Navy buckle, folded and sewn 1.7” wide leather belt with two hangers, brass snap hooks and sword hanger. Very good with some light wear, minor finish loss and crazing. Some replaced stitching on on hangers. $200 - $300 SEPTEMBER 12, 2018 CINCINNATI, OHIO

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291 1872 Hagner Leather Belt with Rectangular US Buckle 38” long, 1.8” wide leather belt with brass adjustment hook, sliding leather keeper loop and 1872 pattern US plate. Good. Leather heavily treated with Pecard’s or similar product. Leather with wear and loss, supple, but showing some weakness. Buckle with golden patina. $200 - $300

293 Indian War Officer’s Summer Helmet With Pair Of 1911 Spurs 1) US M1887 officer’s summer dress helmet, white canvas covered cork body with brass mounts, including spiked ventilator on top, eagle plate, crossed rifle side plates with hooks and a shield plate with hook on the rear. Leather sweat band with “7 3/8” size mark. Good, with soling and discoloration to helmet leaving it cream color. 2) Pair of US M1911 spurs with leather straps. Good to very good. $300 - $500 116

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292 British Regimental Sporran of Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, The Duke of Albany’s) Approx. 18” x 7”. White horsehair body with black horsehair tassels and leather body. Brass and painted leather cantle with brass regimental badge. Good. Horsehair has good volume with tassels pulling on the holes on the rear of the piece. Some tarnish to metal arts and imperfections on painted leather surface. Leather is soft and shows minimal drying or cracking. Some of the stitching on rear loops has pulled out. (See full description at cowans.com). $300 - $500

294 Rare Mills Holster and Belt for Navy Revolver Black woven Mills holster for the M1889 revolver, with brass mounts an Navy eagle button snap. Black woven belt with 8 cartridge pockets and two-piece US Navy buckle, brass mountings blackened. M1917 brown corded pistol lanyard. Very good. Both pieces show wear and use, with some finish loss on the brass. No major damage, tears or rips. All pieces remain serviceable. $500 - $800 BID LIVE ONLINE AT BIDSQUARE.COM


295 Lot Of Two Frankford Arsenal Molds 1) 10.5” o.a.l., brass body, wood handles, marked FRANKFORD ARSENAL / 1889 and CAL. 45 / CB. 4 cavities to cast .45 round balls. About good with nice patina, wear and numerous dings in brass and wood. 2) 9” o.a.l., brass body, wood handles, marked FRANKFORD ARSENAL / 1901 and CAL. 30 / OML. 4 cavities to cast .30 round balls. About good with nice patina, wear and numerous dings in brass and wood. $400 - $600

296 Lot of Three Cavalry Saddle Boots 1) US M1887 carbine boot with straps and brass throat reinforcement. Marked 35 0 17. Good with wear. 2) US M1885 carbine boot with straps with K8 markings. Good with wear. 3) Civil War era carbine boot with strap, no maker mark. Very good with wear and use. $400 - $600

298 18th/19th Century Moro Lantaka Lantaka, length: 17.5 inches, bore diameter: 90 caliber, a rare small Philippine lantaka ca 1900 (cannon). The bronze barrel of typical form with floral muzzle and cascabel pierced for a tiller and pintle for use aboard a canoe. A unique piece for the ethnic weapons collector or cannon aficionado. This particular example is remarkable as it retains its original wooden tiller and rattan wrappings securing the tube. $500 - $700

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297 Pattern 1885 Cavalry Carbine Sling and Swivel 61” long, 1.45” wide brass mounted leather carbine sling with 2” square brass frame buckle and iron sling swivel. Marked K3 on interior of sling, with illegible three-letter block inspection stamp. Good showing use and wear, leather pliable and still functional. Swivel with oxidation and discoloration. $300 - $500

298A 3-Barrel Lantaka Lantaka, 21”, .75 caliber, an extraordinarily rare three-barrel Philippine lantaka, ca 1880. The three bronze barrels formed in one piece with two longer barrels beneath a shorter barrel. All three barrels are writhen at breech as is the cascabel en suite. Rudimentary dolphin-form lifting handles. Other than in George Cameron Stone’s Glossary multi-barrel genuine lantakas are unknown. A unique bronze triple barrel cannon made for presentation (?). Crude brass pintle appears to be a later replacement. Most of the brass has an unclean patina. Very sharp and crisp for this rare item. $1,000 - $2,000 SEPTEMBER 12, 2018 CINCINNATI, OHIO

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299 1st US Volunteers San Juan Hill Used Model 1895 Krag Carbine .30-40 Krag, 22” barrel, S/N 28929. Blued finish, finger groove, straight grip smooth walnut stock. Receiver marked in two lines: U.S. / 1895. SPRINGFIELD ARMORY 28929. Stock with a script JSA /1896 cartouche on the counterpane and a {circle}-P inspection behind the triggerguard. 1896 pattern rear sight with correct “C” marking on obverse rear of the base, pinned front sight blade, correct sight-protector barrel band, sling bar and ring. Trapdoor in butt with three-piece cleaning rod present. This carbine is identified by serial number to Private Samuel T. McCulloch of the US 1st Volunteer Cavalry, who was issued the gun on on June 20, 1898, only days before the famous “Rough Riders,” as Theodore Roosevelt’s cavalry regiment was known, charged up San Juan Hill on July 1, 1898. Private McCulloch deserted on August 1, 1898, but later returned and was mustered out with the balance of the regiment. This carbine is accompanied a Springfield Research Service letter from Frank Mallory confirming the identification by serial number, as well an article about the gun published in US Martial Arms Collector in June of 2018 (#155). The carbine was part of the American Society of Arms Collector’s 2003 Exceptional Arms display at the NRA’s National Firearms Museum in the William B. Ruger Gallery. A copy of the program for the display, picturing the gun and describing it is included as well. A rare opportunity to acquire a well documented Battle of San Juan Hill, Rough Rider-issued Krag carbine in its original and correct configuration. Very good. Retains strong traces of blued finish in protected areas, the balance of the metal showing a brownish-gray patina. Metal mostly smooth with clear markings. Mechanically functional, good bore which is dirty and shows even light pitting along its length. Stock good with a grain crack about 4” long running through the wrist from the rear of the triggerguard. Stock shows scattered bumps, dings and handling marks as well. $6,000 - $10,000

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300 Lowe Model 1893 Bolt Action Rifle 7mm, 22” barrel, S/N M5731. Blued finish, full length walnut stock with half-length hand guard retained by two barrel bands. Matching serial number on bolt handle, partial serial number “31” on cocking piece, safety and floor plate. Chamber marked with the {Spanish crest} / 1896, left side of receiver with serial number followed by a six-pointed star and the two line address: MAUSER ESPANOL MODELO 1893 / MANUFACTURA LOWE BERLIN. Reverse butt marked with Spanish crest cartouche over the date 1896. The six-pointed star appears on nearly every small part as well as on the stock’s wrist. Long range rear sight, fixed front sight, slotted cleaning rod, sling swivels, bayonet lug under front barrel band. An ancient label is affixed to the obverse butt, detailing the history of the rifle. The iron mordant ink has oxidized and faded and the label has chips and losses. However, a partially discernable name, as well as what appears to be a reference to the 9th US Infantry suggests this gun is a trophy from Spanish-American War combat in Cuba. The M1893 Mauser was the standard infantry weapon for the Spanish during that war, a far superior arm to the .45-70 “Trapdoor” rifles and carbines carried by most US Volunteer Troops in that conflict. A solid, untouched example of a Spanish military rifle that may well have seen use during that conflict. Good. Metal with a thickly oxidized dark brown patina, scattered surface roughness and some pitting. All markings remain crisp and clear in both the metal and the stock. Mechanically functional, fair bore with scattered moderate pitting. Stock with numerous bumps and dings, showing wear and use. $1,000 - $2,000

301 Remington Lee Model 1885 Rifle Attributed to USS Monterey .45-70 caliber, 32” barrel, S/N 51222. Blued finish, walnut stock. Receiver ring marked in four lines: U.S.N. / {ANCHOR} / No. 2368 / W.W.K. Top edge of receiver marked in two lines: REMINGTON ARMS COMPANY, ILION, N.Y. USA / SOLE MANUFACTURERS AND AGENTS 51222. Buttplate marked 41 / MONTEREY, suggesting issue to that ship. Weak cartouche on reverse wrist. Correct 1879 pattern rear sight for this serial number range that is correctly marked “RL” on the reverse wall indicating “Remington Lee.” Sling swivels leather sling. Includes a US M1873 pattern socket bayonet with scabbard that has a USN rosette. The USS Monterey saw Spanish-American War service in the Pacific Ocean supporting actions in the Philippines and later China. Good. Retains some finish, with scattered oxidation and light pitting leaving some of the markings weak. Mechanically functional, good bore with scattered pitting. Buckhorn slide on rear sight broken and loose. Stock lightly sanded with numerous bumps and dings. Sling fair to good, bayonet very good as is scabbard. $1,500 - $3,000

302 U.S. Model 1892 Type II Krag Rifle .30-40 Krag, 30” barrel, S/N 5214. Blued finish, finger-grooved, straight-gripped, smooth walnut stock. Receiver marked in two lines: US / 1894. SPRINGFIELD ARMORY 5214. Counterpane with clear, script JSA / 1895 cartouche, script {circle-P} mark behind triggerguard. Correct M1892 rear sight with stepped side walls, pinned blade front sight, cleaning rod, sling and stacking swivels, no trap in buttplate. The rifle is accompanied by a letter from Frank Mallory of Springfield Research Service indicating that the gun was initially issued to Private Alfred B. Archer of Company B, 13th US Infantry who served from November 2, 1892 until November 1, 1897. Company B of the 13th US took part in the assault on Fort San Juan on July 1, 1898 during the Spanish-American War. The famous charge up San Juan Hill was part of that action. The rifle subsequently saw service with Company L of the 20th Kansas Volunteer Infantry, who saw service in the Philippines during the Philippine-American War in 1899. The letter does not make it clear if the rifle saw service in Cuba or not. A scarce, early production Krag with some good history. Very good. Retains much of the blued finish with fading, wear and loss. Clear markings on the metal. Mechanically functional, good bore is dirty with even light pitting. Stock is cracked and repaired at the wrist with a dowel inserted behind the {circle}-P mark to support the repair. The butt has been sanded and refinished to make the repair less visible. The balance of the stock is un-sanded, with scattered bumps, dings and handling marks. $4,000 - $6,000 SEE DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS, ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS AND CONDITION REPORTS OF ALL LOTS AT COWANS.COM

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303 Winchester U.S. Model 1895 Lee Rifle Salvaged from USS Maine 6mm, 28� round barrel, S/N 9076. Blued finish, smooth walnut pistol-gripped stock with full-length forend, half-length hand-guard and two barrel bands. Receiver marked in four lines: U.S.N. / {ANCHOR} / No 9076 / -N.C.T.- Standard two-line Winchester address and patent markings on left side of receiver. Adjustable ladder rear sight, sling swivels, bayonet lug on upper barrel band. This gun is listed by serial number in the Springfield Research Service data base as one of the fifty-four M1895 Lee Navy Rifles recovered from the wreck of the battleship USS Maine, the sinking of which precipitated the US entry into the Spanish-American War. These guns were subsequently sold by Francis Bannerman & Co. Any extremely rare and historic rifle. Good. As with all guns recovered from the Maine the metal shows light to moderate pitting. The metal retains only traces of finish and has a mostly dull, dark gray patina with some areas with a lighter gray coloration. The markings in the metal remain legible but are not crisp, as would be expected for a gun that spent time in salt water. The action is mechanically functional, the bore is fair, slightly dark and dirty with scattered pitting. The stock is solid and complete with added finish, showing bumps and dings, along with some finish scrapes. $8,000 - $12,000

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304 **U.S. Model 1898 Krag Sniper Rifle with Cataract Tool & Optical Company Scope .30-40 Krag, 30” barrel, S/N 262506. Blued finish, walnut stock. Standard Krag Model 1898 receiver markings. A fine SLA cartouche is present on the reverse wrist, dated 1900, as well as a clear {circle}-P inspection behind the triggerguard. An old brass collection tag, marked “29” is attached to the stock comb. The rifle has an M1902 rear sight, and retains its sling swivels with the stacking swivel on upper band. The rifle is mounted with a Cataract Tool & Optical Company telescopic sight, in correct Cataract marked mounts attached to the receiver at the rear and via special bracket attached to the rear barrel band. The black japanned brass scope measures 23.375” in length with a sliding sun shade and two screw-off japanned brass covers, and bears the correct 3-lin Cataract Tool & Optical Company markings. Based upon a May 24, 1900 trial of the Cataract-supplied telescopic sight and mounts, attached to a Krag rifle, sufficient success at shooting targets up to 2,000 yards resulted in a February 17, 1901 recommendation from the Board of Officer’s responsible for the trial to modify a limited number of M1898 rifles with the Cataract scope for further trials. Only a handful were ever assembled, with most sources suggesting between 9 and 12 total rifles were so adapted. Thus, surviving examples are exceptionally scarce. A M1892 bayonet, dated 1900, along with its blued steel scabbard, is included as well. Fine. Retains some of the blued finish with fading and loss, showing a dull blue-gray patina where the finish is worn. Clear margins throughout, mechanically functional, very good, lightly frosted bore. Fine stock with light handling marks. Scope mostly clear, with dirty lenses. Mounts fine. Bayonet and scabbard fine. A rare opportunity to obtain of the the scarcest Krag variants known. $10,000 - $20,000

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305 **Colt Model 1892 Navy Revolver .38 caliber, 6” round barrel, S/N 190338. Marked on the butt USN / {anchor} / 38 DA / {proof mark} / No 13032 JAB / [serial number]. Blue finish. Retaining all of the original bright blue finish with light wear to the high edges. Hard rubber grips are excellent. Bore is very good and will clean to better. Mechanically excellent. $800 - $1,200

306 Colt Model 1889 Navy Revolver .38 caliber, 6” round barrel, S/N 465. Marked on the butt USN / {anchor} / 38 DA No 465 / “P” WWK 1889. Blue finish, walnut grips. Model 1889 Colt Navies are very rare in unaltered condition. Retaining much of the original blue finish. Some wear to the high edges. Still retains most of the original fire blue finish on the hammer and trigger. Markings are sharp and crisp. Grips are excellent with nice feather grain look. Bore is very good and will clean to better. Mechanically excellent. $1,000 - $2,000

307 **Smith and Wesson U.S.N. 2nd Model 1902 Revolver .38 caliber, 6” barrel, S/N 25277. Marked on the butt USN / {anchor} / 38 DA / {arrow} with “S” / No 1387 / JAB. Case hardened hammer and trigger, blue finish with checkered walnut grips. This revolver retains a lot of the bright original blue finish with some light fading. A bright line through the cylinder stops. Sharp and crisp markings. Grips are very good to excellent with sharp checkering. Overall an excellent rare U.S.N.-issued revolver. $1,000 - $1,500

308 **Colt Model 1905 Marine Corps Revolver .38 caliber, 6” barrel, S/N 10536. Marked on the butt USMC. Swivel in the butt, blue finish, highly fire blue hammer with polished sides, highly fire blued trigger, checkered walnut grips. Rampant Colt on the left corner of frame by the hammer. Total of 926 revolvers made. Retaining all of the bright and shiny blue finish. A very light drag through the cylinder stops. Very light wear if any to the high edges. Grips are excellent. Excellent bore. Mechanically excellent. Of the USMC revolvers known amongst collectors, this one has to be in the top five. Seldom encountered with this much blue finish. $4,000 - $6,000

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309 **Colt 1902 Philippine Cavalry Revolver with Holster and Belt .45 Colt, 6” barrel, S/N 47388 (mfg. ca 1900). Blued finish, checkered hard rubber rampant Colt grips. One-line barrel address reads: COLT’S PT. F.A. MFG. Co HARTFORD, CT. USA. Left side of barrel marked .45 COLT. Left rear of frame with rampant Colt logo. Forward left side of triggerguad and upper rear left of frame and rear of cylinder with R.A.C. inspection marks. Right side of frame with U.S. under cylinder, J.T.T. inspection above grip and date 1902 at bottom rear of frame. Rear of cylinder and loading gate both correctly numbered 7388. Right grip panel numbered 88, the last two digits in the gun’s serial number. Lanyard ring in butt. These large triggerguard variations of the Colt M1878 Frontier were acquired by the US military for Philippine service. This gun is accompanied by an original leather cartridge belt with the Philippine Constabulary “PC” two-piece buckle and a correctly modified US M1884 holster for use with the large triggerguard revolver that is marked LANZ OWEN & CO / CHICAGO on the rear. While these martially marked examples are hard to find in fine condition, the accompanying accoutrements are extremely rare. Fine. Retains most of the original blued finish, with some loss due to wear, scuffs and a thumb-sized patch of wear on top of the barrel. Retains much of the brilliant fire blue on the trigger, top of hammer and screws. A couple of screws with minor slot wear. Sides of the hammer polished bright as appropriate. Mechanically fine, fine bore. Grips crisp and fine. Holster fine, with only some minor finish loss, mostly on the flap. Belt very good. A very rare complete set, seldom offered for sale. $5,000 - $8,000 SEE DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS, ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS AND CONDITION REPORTS OF ALL LOTS AT COWANS.COM

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310 Colt Single Action Artillery Revolver .45 caliber, 5.5” round barrel, S/N 54255. Frame number is 54255 with DFC inspector’s initials. Barrel number is 5778 with DFC initials. Serial number on the cylinder was polished away when the revolver was arsenal refinished. Triggerguard number is 133296 “K”, backstrap is 95796 G. Blue finish with case colored frame. One piece walnut grip with RAC cartouche and date 1903; also initials on the bottom of the grips RAC. Single-line barrel address, with three-line patent markings and U.S. Comes with a letter of study from John Kopec. Barrel and cylinder retain most of the bright original blue finish. Some wear around the crown. Holster wear to the ejector housing. A line through the cylinder stops. Frame has most of the case colors just lightly fading. Backstrap and triggerguard retain most of the original blue finish with some light wear. Grip cartouche is visible and readable. Overall excellent revolver. $5,000 - $8,000

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311 Post WW1 USMC Non-Commissioned Officer’s Sword 27.5” slightly curved, single-edged blade with 21.5” median fuller. 4.75” pierced, cast brass guard with forward-swept quillon. Grooved wood handle with palm swell, leather covered, with 11 wraps of twisted brass wire. Etched blade with UNITED STATES MARINES, panoplies of arms and foliate motifs. Etched Hortsmann maker’s mark at reverse ricasso. Leather throat washer. Brass mounted leather scabbard. Very good. Retains most of the bright polish and etching. Grip with wear and loss to the leather, wire with some breaks and loss, brass with an untouched patina. Scabbard very good with some scuffs and minor surface loss. $600 - $900

312 US Revenue Marine Officer’s Sword ca 1890s 27” narrow, slightly curved spear-point blade with 16.5” stopped fuller. 5.25” hilt with pierced, cast brass guard marked USRM in a banner with a forward swept quill depicting a sea serpent. Shagreen wrap with 10 warps of double-twisted wire. Blade etched with nautical motifs including fouled anchors, knots, spars and sails, along with foliate motifs with U.S.R.M in a banner on the reverse. Essentially a Revenue Marine marked version of the then-current issue variant of the M1852 naval officer’s sword. The United States Marine Revenue Service was the predecessor to the US Coast Guard, and replaced the earlier US Revenue Cutter Service. Sword retains its original brass-mounted leather scabbard. Very good. Blade mostly bright with some scattered light oxidation and minor discoloration, etching mostly vivid. Hilt very good as well, wrap with some wear and minor loss. Scabbard solid and very good with scattered scuffing and minor crazing, scabbard has shrunk slightly, so sword remains about .25” proud of the the throat when inserted. $600 - $900

313 US M1872 Springfield Armory Field & Staff Officer’s Sword Presented to Lt. G.E. French 31.5” spear point blade with pronounced median ridge, .6” wide at ricasso. 6” gilt brass hilt with a geometric urn-shaped pommel cap with chased decorations and raised US {eagle} on obverse. Shagreen-wrapped, grooved wood grip with palm swell and 13 wraps of twisted wire. Down-turned guard with eagle motif, counterguard with American shield and panoply of arms. Obverse blade etched in four lines: U.S. / ARMORY / Springfield / Mass., with foliate scrolls, a large US and with the name Lt. G.E. French. Reverse of blade etched with panoplies of arms, patriotic and foliate motifs, as well as partially legible battle honors. The honors are etched in a difficult to decipher Old English with the etching partially worn. It appears to read in three lines: El Caney July 1st, 1898 / Operations Before Santiago Cuba July 2-17 / 1898. Accompanied by a correctly S.W.P. inspected Springfield nickel-plated scabbard with gilt brass mounts. (See full description at cowans.com). Good to very good. Blade with a mottled and oxidized gray patina, with the etching being mostly present and the presentation about 60% legible. Hilt with traces of gold gilt, grip some wear and minor loss. Scabbard with some loss of nickel plating, showing a mottled and oxidized patina. A very interesting and uncommon example of an issue officers sword with a Spanish American War presentation. $800 - $1,200 124

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314 Krag Cadet Bayonet Dated 1895 8.6875” spear-point blade, 1” wide with 6.125” fuller and 6.25” false edge. Steel hilt with muzzle ring, wood grips, steel pommel with locking catch. Obverse blade marked US, reverse dated 1895. With blued steel scabbard mounted with spring steel swivel and integral leather belt loop, secured by two .5” brass rivets. Only 404 Krag cadet rifles were produced ca 1895-1896, and it would be reasonable to assume that only a similar number of cadet bayonets were produced to go with them. These are extremely rare bayonets, and this one is in particularly fine condition. Very fine, retaining some of the cross polish on the ricasso and much of the polish on the blade. Scabbard with most of the blued finish, which is thinning and fading. Leather loop worn with most of the finish lost and somewhat weak. A really fine and rare cadet bayonet. $1,500 - $3,000

315 Krag Cadet Bayonet Dated 1900 8.6875” spear-point blade, 1” wide with 6.125” fuller and 6.25” false edge. Steel hilt with muzzle ring, wood grips, steel pommel with locking catch. Obverse blade marked US, reverse dated 1900. All metal brightly plated. With blued steel scabbard mounted with spring steel swivel and integral leather belt loop, secured by two .5” brass rivets. Only 404 Krag cadet rifles were produced ca 1895-1896, and it would be reasonable to assume that only a similar number of Cadet Bayonets were initially produced to go with them. These 1900 production bayonets were obviously replacements for the earlier 1895 production bayonets that had been lost or damaged. Realistically, it would be safe to assume that fewer of the replacement bayonets were produced than the original ones, as no further Cadet rifles were manufactured. These are extremely rare bayonets, and this one is in particularly fine condition. Very fine, retaining much of the plated finish on the blade. Scabbard with most of the blued finish, which shows some thinning and fading. Leather loop worn with some of the finish lost and somewhat weak. A fine and rare cadet bayonet. $1,500 - $3,000

316 Krag Bowie Bayonet 9” clip-point Bowie-style blade, 13.625” overall length. Obverse ricasso marked US, reverse ricasso marked 1900. Brightly polished blade, steel hilt and pommel cap, walnut grip scales. Blued steel scabbard with wire loop hanger. According to Paul Kiesling’s Bayonets of the World, a total of 2,800 of these combination bayonet / entrenching tools for the Krag rifle were produced at Springfield Armory in 1900, with 1,500 sent to the Philippines and 500 sent to Cuba for field testing. Most other sources place production at only 2,000 units. The bayonet was a continuation in of the US Ordnance Department’s long-standing desire to combine multiple field implements into a single multi-use tool. As most saw service in very harsh, tropical conditions they are rather scarce, particularly in fine or better condition. A very fine example of a scarce Spanish American War-era bayonet and an interesting piece of history from the high point of American “Imperialist” policies. Fine. Retains much of the bright polish on the blade, with a couple of nicks on the edge. Grips show light use. Scabbard fine with some of its blued finish and some surface oxidation. $2,000 - $3,000

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317 Mills Shot Shell Cartridge Belt Khaki woven belt with woven black edge line, blackened brass mounts, 25 “puckered” shotshell pockets. Marked MILLS 5 in an ink stamp on the interior. Mills marked hardware. Good, with wear, use, some soling and fading. $200 - $400

319 Pattern 1886 Blue Mills Cartridge Belt Woven blue belt with brass mounts, 45 cartridge loops for .45-70. Includes 40 “F” head-stamped Frankford Arsenal, 3-92 dated, .45-70 tinned cartridges. Very good, showing light wear and some fading. $300 - $500

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318 Lot of Two Spanish American War Revolver Holsters 1) USMC embossed russet brown flap revolver holster most associated with the M1905 USMC revolver. Holster ca 18891911. Good with wear and finish loss. 2) US M1881 holster modified for the 5.5” M1873 “Artillery” revolvers. Black finish, embossed US. Markings on flap illegible. Fair to good with wear, crazing and significant fat leaching. $200 - $400

320 1907 Mounted Cartridge Belt with Eagle Snaps Woven khaki Mills pattern belt 3.5” wide with blackened brass mountings, 9 puckered flap covered cartridge pouches with eagle snaps. No markings present. Fine. Shows little wear or use. $400 - $600

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321 Lot of Five USN Leather Cartridge Boxes 1) USN marked cap pouch. About good with no wool or pick. 2) USN cartridge box, modified with wood block. No holes in block, fair condition, worn with stitching loss. 3) USN cartridge box for .38 revolvers, with wood block for 2 speed loader and 6 loose cartridges. Good with wear, finish loss and fat leaching. 4) USN fuze pouch, no interior liner, Philadelphia Navy Yard and 1862 marked. Good with wear. 5) USN Hitchcock patent pistol cartridge box. About good, with wear, loss and fat leaching. $400 - $600

322 Rare Remington Lee Mills Belt With Four Magazines Khaki woven cartridge belt with brass mountings. Four magazine pockets with leather closure straps, containing 4 blued Remington Lee magazines. 30 cartridge loops with 5 “F” headstamped Frankford Arsenal 3-92 dated tinned .45-70 cartridges. Very good. Showing some wear and use, some soil and minor discoloration. Leather straps with some finish loss. $500 - $800

324 Rare M1917 Bolt Canvas Bolt Cover 14.375” in length, trapezoidal cross-section khaki canvas cover with four blackened brass snaps and two blackened brass eyelets. Oval interior reinforcement pad marked 107-G over 44. Maker marked L.N. Gross over MODEL 1917. A rare M1917 rifle accessory. Good to very good. Some light staining on canvas, ink stamps on interior weak, brass snaps with some loss of the blackened finish. $300 - $500 323 Mills Winchester Lee 6mm Navy Pocketed Cartridge Belt with Suspenders Woven 3.25” wide black cartridge belt with brass mounts and 12 leather flap covered clip pockets. Includes 5 loaded rounds of 6mm Lee in one pocket and 5 empty pieces of brass in a stripper clip in another. Includes suspenders. Very good. Fabric with some staining and fading, leather flaps crazed with wear. $700 - $1,000 SEE DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS, ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS AND CONDITION REPORTS OF ALL LOTS AT COWANS.COM

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325 **SMLE No. 1 MkIII* Rifle .303 British, 25.2” barrel, S/N 81065. Blued finish, walnut stock, brass buttplate. Receiver ring marked B.S.A. Co and dated 1917. Mismatched bolt, rear sight and nose cap numbers match, no serial number visible on forend. Stock disk missing, sling swivels in place. Accompanied by a Remington production M1907 bayonet dated 11-15 with scabbard. Good. Gun shows hard use, retains some finish on the metal, wood with some repairs and replaced small pieces, along with numerous bumps and dings. Mechanically functional, good bore is dirty with some scattered pitting. Bayonet very good, scabbard fair. $500 - $700

326 **Winchester-Made British P14 Bolt Action Rifle .303 British, 26” barrel, S/N W162104. Blued finish, smooth walnut pistol-gripped stock. Bolt with matching serial number. British military proof and inspection marks. Long range ladder rear sight, fixed blade front sight with protective ears, sling swivels. Missing volley sight blade from mount on reverse of stock and missing identification disk from obverse butt. Weak storekeepers cartouche on obverse butt. Winchester produced slightly less than 250,000 Pattern 1914 rifles for the British during World War I ca 1915-1917. Good. Well used, retaining some finish, dark bore with scattered pitting, mechanically functional. Stock sanded with numerous bumps and dings and some filled areas with slivers of replaced wood. $700 - $1,000

327 **Armory Cased Springfield U.S. Model 1903 Armistice Rifle .30-06 caliber, 24” barrel, no S/N. Parkerized finish with some blued parts, two-bolt, finger-groove straight grip walnut stock. Receiver marked: U.S. / SPRINGFIELD / ARMORY / MODEL / 1903, and barrel marked SA / {flaming bomb} / 11-18. No cartouche, but {circle}-P mark behind triggerguard. Mounted in a wooden armory-style box with Plexiglas cover with an engraved brass plaque that reads: U.S. MOD. 1903 CAL. 30-06 / WWI ARMISTICE RIFLE / NO SERIAL NUMBER / BARREL DATE 11-18. Rifle accessories include a 1918 dated WT&BC Co sling and 1918 dated SA marked M1905 bayonet with no serial number either, arsenal brass cleaning rod. Apparently made at Springfield to commemorate the end of the First World War on 11-11-18. Excellent. Apparently un-issued and un-fired, with lots of grease in the action. Fine metal with most of the finish, fine stock with some light handling marks, fine mechanics and bore. Fine sling, bayonet and cleaning rod. Box very good. $2,000 - $3,000 128

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328 **Remington U.S. Model 1917 Rifle with Experimental Rear Sight .30-06 caliber, 26” barrel, S/N 556826. Blued finish, smooth, pistol-gripped walnut stock with finger grooves. Receiver marked: U.S. / MODEL OF 1917 / REMINGTON / 556826. Barrel marked R / {flaming bomb} / 9-18. US {flaming bomb} and {eagle head} inspections on receiver and and various parts, including an eagle head behind the triggerguard. No cartouche present. “R” marked bolt, front sight and front sight base. Equipped with experimental micro-meter adjustable peep rear sight, that is marked “R” on the interior of the ladder base. The aperture and sliding sight body are both assembly numbered 21, and the rear of the sight carriage is serial numbered 2283692. During WWI, the rear sight of the P14, as used on the Model 1917, was criticized for its lack of windage adjustment and inability to be used as a precision long-range sight. As a result, Remington assembled a handful of rifles with experimental rear sights ca October of 1918 in an attempt to solve this problem. Although the sight was never adopted, this highly accurate sight was found to be quite effective. This rifle was previously in the collection of noted author and arms historian William Brophy, who acquired it from the Remington Museum. Accompanied by a letter from noted arms dealer Peter Cardone, attesting to the provenance of the rifle. Fine. Retains most of the finish, with only some thinning and fading. Fine bore and mechanics. Fine stock with light handling marks and crisp wood. A wonderful and scarce experimental Remington produced Model 1917 rifle. Ex Remignton Arms Museum, Ex Willam Brophy Collection $3,000 - $5,000

329 **Eddystone U.S. Model 1917 Bolt-Action Rifle Presented to Samuel F. Prior, President of Remington Firearms .30-06 caliber, 26” barrel, S/N 38425. Blued finish, highly figured, semi-pistol gripped finger groove walnut stock. Receiver marked: U.S. / MODEL OF 1917 EDDYSTONE / 38425. Barrel marred E / {flaming bomb} / 9-17. Bolt parts marked “E”. No cartouche. IA stamped behind triggerguard. Engraved brass oval presentation plaque on obverse butt reads: To / Mr. Samuel F. Pryor / Compliments / of / C H Schlacks. C.H. Schlacks was the General Manager of the Midvale Steel and Ordnance Plant Eddystone Rifle Factory, the Remington production facility in Pennsylvania. Mr. Samuel F. Pryor was the President of Remington Arms at that time. This is a historic, early production Eddystone M1917 Rifle, presented to the President of Remington. Documentation regarding the rifle and its history accompanies it. Rifle is accompanied by a very fine Remington M1917 bayonet and scabbard. Fine. Retains most of the finish, with a fine bright bore and extremely attractive stock showing only some scattered light handling marks. Mechanically functional and historically important. Bayonet and scabbard both very fine. $4,000 - $6,000

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330 **Springfield U.S. Model 1903 Bolt Action Rifle .30-06, 24.2” barrel, S/N 238636. Blued finish, straight gripped finger-grooved stock without reinforcement bolts. Standard Springfield Armory receiver ring markings over serial number. Barrel marked SA / {flaming bomb} / 6-06. Script ELH cartouche on reverse of stock, with the initials W.F.L. carved over it. Very weak {circle}-P inspection behind triggerguard, as well as a weak block letter inspection. Correct 2,400 yard M1905 sight. Cleaning kit in butt trap, M1907 sling attached to rifle. A 1907 dated US M1905 bayonet with bright blade and a .125” blue line at the ricasso, in a M1905 scabbard is included as well. Although a .30-06 dummy chambered in the gun, indicating the rifle was re-chambered from .30-03 to .30-06, the rifle still remains approximately .2” longer than standard, later production 1903s, with neither the stock nor barrel appearing to have been shortened. In all external way this rifle appears to be a correct M1905, with only the chamber indicating it was ever modified. Fine. Retains most of the blued finish, with some light wear and loss. All markings remain crisp and clear. Mechanically functional, very good bore with some frosting in the grooves. Stock solid with scattered bumps, dings and handling marks, as well as some added finish. Sling about good. Bayonet and scabbard very good. Ex William Brophy Collection $4,000 - $6,000

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331 **Springfield U.S. Model 1903 Bolt Action Rifle with Telescopic Musket Sight .30-06 caliber, 24” barrel, S/N 690554. Blued finish, single bolt, finger-groove straight grip stock. Receiver marked in five lines: U.S. / SPRINGFIELD / ARMORY / MODEL 1903 / 690554. Clear JFC cartouche on reverse, with weaker {circle}-P behind triggerguard. Barrel marked SA / {flaming bomb} / 8-17. Mounted with a Model 1913 WarnerSwasey 5.2x telescopic musket sight, S/N 3959. The inside of the scope mount is marked FOR RIFLE NO. 690554, indicating the scope was actually issued mounted to this rifle. The scope is accompanied by a M1908 leather carrying case marked “DIAMOND” and A.B.D., with the blued steel adjustment tool in the accessory pocket. A Parkerized SA manufactured M1905 bayonet is included, dated 1909 with a M1910 scabbard. A 1918 dated US M1907 sling is attached to the rifle. While original M1903 Sniper Rifles with Warner Swasey scopes are scarce, those with matching numbered scopes are exceedingly scarce. This is a wonderful chance to obtain a great WWI 1903 Sniper with a matching scope and a full complement of accessories. Very good. Rifle retains much of the blued finish, with some fading and loss. All margins remain clear and crisp. Mechanically functional, with a very good bore with some frosting in the grooves. Scope with relatively clear optics and scattered bubbles. Stock with numerous handling marks, dings and mars. Bayonet about fine, scabbard, scope case, scope tool and sling all good to very good. A wonderful WWI ensemble worthy of the most advanced collection. $5,000 - $10,000 130

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332 **Springfield M1903 Long Range Match Rifle .30-06 caliber, 24” barrel, S/N 1404590. Blued finish, smooth walnut two-bolt stock with pistol grip. Standard receiver markings, barrel marked SA / {flaming bomb} / 3-36. Muzzle star-gauged at 6-o’clock, bolt electric pencil-numbered to rifle. SA/SPG cartouche on counterpane, {circle}-P mark on pistol grip, safety cut-out in stock marked S/6. Receiver mounted Lyman adjustable peep sight, military ladder rear sight with P.J. O’Hare marked sight cover, blade front sight with muzzle cover, sling swivels, unmarked M1907 pattern leather sling. Very fine to excellent. Retains nearly all of the finish on the metal. All markings crisp and clear. Fine bore and mechanics. Wood with crisp cartouches and light handling marks. $5,000 - $10,000

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333 **Springfield U.S. Model 1903 USMC Sniper Rifle with Winchester Scope and Case .30-06 caliber, 24” barrel, S/N 658887. Blued finish, two-bolt finger groove straight grip walnut stock. Receiver markings covered by scope mounts. Barrel marks with SA / {flaming bomb} / 3-17. Weak SA/J.F.C. cartouche on counterpane, {circle}-P inspection behind triggerguard. Rifle is mounted with a Winchester A5 telescopic sight with a T-posttype reticle in Mann-Neidner reverse dovetail mounts. The rear scope mount is attached to the receiver ring and the front mount is attached to the barrel via a hole cut into the hand guard. A leather scope case is included as well, measuring 17.5” in length with six leather sling loops on the body and two on the lid. A 1” wide khaki webbing sling with a metal buckle is attached to the case. A M1907 leather sling is attached to the gun. A 1909 dated, bright blade M1905 Type I SA produced bayonet is included with a M1905 modified scabbard. Very good. Retains some of the blued finish, with an even dull blue-gray patina where the finish is worn. Fine bore and mechanics. Scope with clear optics. Stock with usual wear, bumps and dings, a weak cartouche but a clearer {circle}-P. A small chip is missing near the comb on the buttplate on the reverse. Sling fair, broken at upper swivel. Bayonet very good with a weak blue line at the ricasso and clear markings. Scabbard very good as well. Scope case very good, in solid condition with scattered scuffs. $5,000 - $10,000

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334 **Pre-Production Winchester U.S. Model 1917 Bolt Action Rifle .30-06 caliber, 26” barrel, S/N H. Blued finish, walnut stock. Receiver unmarked with exception of the “serial number” H and a Winchester proof mark, Winchester proof on the barrel behind the rear sight as well. Bolt marked H on top of bolt handle and H/NS on bottom. Long-range rear sight, bayonet lug, sling and stacking swivels. This is a Winchester “Tool Room” produced Model 1917 Rifle that was submitted to the US government as a sample rifle, and subsequently retained by Congress. Rifle is accompanied by a House of Representatives printed tag with a hand-written description of the gun, as well as a letter from noted arms dealer Peter Cardone describing its historical importance and documenting the fact that this rifle was previously in the collection of arms collector and author William Brophy. Rifle is accompanied by a Winchester produced M1917 bayonet in its steel mounted leather scabbard. Very fine to excellent. Retains nearly all of the original blued finish, with minimal wear and loss due to handling and storage. Mechanically functional, fine bore. Stock crisp with only light handling and storage marks. Bayonet is in very fine condition as well, with a very good scabbard. A wonderful example of an exceedingly rare Winchester pre-production Model 1917 Rifle in outstanding condition. Ex Brophy Collection $5,000 - $10,000

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335 1903 Springfield Mark 1 Rifle With Pedersen Device And Accessories .30 caliber, 24� barrel, S/N 1192902. Receiver marked U.S. Springfield Armory Model 1903 Mark I. 2700 yard rear barrel sight, two bolt stock. With Pedersen Device, marked on the device on the left side U.S.A. 1918 Mark I, S/N 6164. On the right side Remington Bridgeport, Pedersons Patent Pending. An original 1919 dated bayonet with canvas scabbard. Original metal can holster, two magazines, two canvas holsters, canvas bag with bolt. Two full boxes of original cartridges. Mark IV rifles fall in the serial range of 1,000,000 - 1,200,000. Complete rifles like this with all the accessories are extremely rare and seldom come up for sale. All metal is sharp and crisp and retaining most of the original parkerized finish. Stock is excellent with some nicks and dings. Bore is good and will clean to better. The Pedersen device and accouterments are excellent. $20,000 - $30,000

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336 **Springfield U.S. M1903 “Rod Bayonet” Rifle Purchased by the Governor of Pennsylvania .30-03 caliber, 25” round barrel, S/N 934. Blued finish, smooth, straight grip stock with full-length finger groove forend. Receiver marked in five lines: U.S. / SPRINGFIELD / ARMORY / MODEL 1903 / 934. Script ILA / 1913 cartouche on reverse wrist, with clear {circle}-P proof behind triggerguard. Gun remains in completely original and unaltered or modified configuration, including the original full-length stock and ramrod bayonet, original rear sight, combination sight cover/muzzle protector, sling and stacking swivels and cleaning kit in butt trap. The gun is accompanied by a number of documents from the US government, the state of Pennsylvania and Springfield Research Service that verify this gun was sold to the Governor of Pennsylvania on December 11, 1903. Complete copies of the correspondence are included, detailing the request by Governor Samuel Pennypacker to purchase the gun, the various War Department endorsements and the letter stating the gun will cost $11.00. Interestingly, Pennypacker had served in Co. F of the Pennsylvania Volunteer Militia during the invasion of the state by General Lee’s Army, which culminated in the Battle of Gettysburg in July of 1863. As nearly all of the original Model 1903 Rifles were eventually upgraded ca 1905 to accept the newly adopted M1905 knife bayonet, and nearly all were later upgraded to the newly adopted .30-06 cartridge, finding a completely original .30-03 Rod-Bayonet M1903 is quite difficult. This one remains in wonderful condition and is accompanied by some of the best provenance that could be desired. A stellar piece for the most advanced 1903 collector. Fine. Retains much of the original blue, with some fading and loss, particularly on the receiver at the breech. The extractor retains large amount of its original bright, heat blued finish. The muzzle area, rod-bayonet and barrel bands all retain much of their blue, with the triggerguard, floor plate and buttplate showing more light wear and finish loss. All markings in the metal remain crisp and sharp. The rifle remains mechanically functional and has a fine bore that is mostly bright but is slightly dirty. The stock remains in fine condition with scattered light handling marks and a very crisp cartouche. Overall a really fantastic example of one of the rarest of all the Model 1903 rifles. $25,000 - $35,000

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337 **Remington USN Mk III Signal Pistol 10 gauge flare, 9” barrel, S/N 13740. Brass frame, blued barrel, two-piece walnut grips. Standard two-line Remington barrel markings and MKIII model mark. Fine. Frame polished to bright, barrel with most of the blued finish. Mechanically functional, fine bore. Grips with scattered bumps and dings. $150 - $300

338 **USMC Marked Colt U.S. Model 1909 Revolver .45 Colt caliber, 5.5” round barrel, S/N 23198. Bottom of the butt marked USMC No 98, with swivel, blue finish, checkered two-piece walnut grips. Very good, retaining a lot of the shiny original blue finish. Some wear to the high edges. Some light brown bleeding through the blue finish. Checkered grips are very good. Bore is excellent. Mechanically excellent. Overall this is an excellent example of a rare U.S. Military handgun. $3,000 - $6,000

339 Colt U.S. Model 1911 Pistol .45 ACP caliber. 5” barrel, S/N 360728, Army marked Ship to the Supply Office Building 41, US Navy Yard, Brooklyn. Dark blue finish with two-tone magazine, diamond checkered walnut grips. Retaining all of the original blue finish with very little wear. Grips are excellent. Bore is excellent. Overall this one of the top 19111’s in this condition. $3,000 - $6,000

340 **USN Marked Colt U.S. Model 1909 Revolver .45 caliber, 5.5” round barrel, S/N 53075. Marked on the butt with U.S.N. / {anchor} / 45D.A. Swivel, No 1075. Blue finish with two-piece walnut grips. This revolver retains much of the original blue finish. Some light brown staining on the left side of the barrel near the muzzle. Some light flaking on the right side of the frame by the triggerguard. Retains most of the highly polished blue finish on the trigger and hammer with polished sides. Grips with normal nicks and dings. This is a tough U.S. martial revolver to find in this condition. Ex Bob Howard Collection $4,000 - $6,000

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341 **USN Marked Colt 1911 Pistol .45 caliber, 5” barrel, S/N 9114. Marked on the left side of the slide Model of 1911 U.S. Navy. Blue finish, two-piece diamond checkered walnut grips. Correct two-tone blue finish magazine with lanyard ring. Factory letter states Sold to U.S. Government, Shipped to: “Navy” General Storekeeper Navy Yard October 25, 1912 Number guns in shipment 1,000. Retaining most of the original blue finish just lightly thinning. Some wear to the high points. Holster wear, finish rubbed thin from holster. Markings are very sharp and crisp. Bore is very good, Grips are excellent, mechanically excellent. A very rare U.S. Martial handgun. Comes with factory letter. $5,000 - $8,000

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342 **Colt 1900 Automatic Navy Pistol .38 Colt rimless caliber, S/N USN 191. The right side of the frame marked 1191; left side of slide marked Browning Patent over Pat’D April 20, 1897, Colts Patent Arms Mfg Co Hartford Conn U.S.A.; right side of the slide marked Automatic Colt Calibre 38 Rimless Smokeless. On the left side of the triggerguard is marked a triangle with a “B.” Lt Charles Brand. On the right side in the corner of the triggerguard is a trident mark for W.W. Marvel inspector. Blue finish with case hardened hammer, two-piece smooth walnut grips with German Silver escutcheons and fire blue screws. Bottom of magazine marked Patd Sept 9 1884. Total of 250 manufactured in 1900. This pistol is in outstanding condition. It retains most of the highly polished blue finish. Some light scratches in the finish. Very light wear to the high edges. All of the original fire blue on the pins. Magazine retains all of the original nickel finish. Overall this pistol is excellent has to rank in the top five if not one of the best. $10,000 - $20,000

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343 Factory Inscribed Colt Model 1905 with Holster Stock .45 caliber, 5� barrel, S/N 4534. Engraved on the top left side of slide H.E. Rossell U.S Navy. Blued finish, Coltmade leather holster and stock combination. Checkered walnut grips. This pistol was shipped to Robt Woods who was the Paymaster at the United States Naval Academy on February 19, 1910. Factory letter comes with the pistol attesting to the inscription and the holster combination. Henry Eastin Rossell, the officer whom the engraving is dedicated served as an Assistant Naval Constructor, earning a Masters of Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1915. He served at the Brooklyn Naval yard during the First World War, and was transferred to the Philadelphia naval Yard in 1919, and would earn the rank of Commander, taking over the Command of the Naval Construction Corps. After retiring from the Navy, Rossell returned to MIT and was a Professor of Naval Construction. Throughout his career in the military and academia, Rossell contributed to many scholarly works on the subject of naval construction and engineering. This pistol retains most of the original blue finish. With some fading, some staining on the left side of the slide. The frame has some flaking and thinning. Retaining the high fire blue finish on the extractor. Hammer retains most of the case colors. Grips are excellent. Bore is excellent. The holster and stock combination is very good. No numbers on the stock lug. A very rare Colt with Military history and stock combination. $10,000 - $15,000 SEE DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS, ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS AND CONDITION REPORTS OF ALL LOTS AT COWANS.COM

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344 Lot of Three U.S. Bayonets Two M1892 Krag One M1905 Bayonet 1) US M1892 Krag rifle bayonet. 11.5” fullered, spear-point blade. Bright finish, dated 1894 on reverse ricasso and marked US on obverse. With 1st pattern scabbard with 360-degree rotating belt hook, however with the second pattern rectangular throat. Good. Blade with no blue, scattered pitting and surface oxidation with discoloration. Grips good. Scabbard with traces of blue and a mostly plum brown patina. 2) US M1892 Krag rifle bayonet. 11.5” fullered, spear-point blade. Bright finish, dated 1896 on reverse ricasso and marked US on obverse. With 2nd pattern scabbard with limited belt hook rotation. Good. Blade mostly bright with some surface oxidation with discoloration. Grips good. Scabbard with traces of blue and a mostly plum brown patina. 3) US M1905 Type I bayonet, refurbished. 16” fullered, spear-point blade. Parkerized finish, marked US / 469133 on reverse and SA / {flaming bomb} / 1910 on obverse. Smooth wood grips, M1905 scabbard with 1910 alteration. Very good as arsenal reconditioned and refinished. Scabbard about good with some flaking and finish loss. $400 - $600

345 Lot of Five M1917 Bayonets 1) Remington produced US M1917 bayonet with US inspections, includes correct US scabbard. Very good. 2) Remington produced British M1913 bayonet dated 6-17, British markings struck out, marked US, with British pattern scabbard. Good. 3) Remington produced US M1917 bayonet with US inspections, includes correct US scabbard. Very good. 4) Remington produced US M1917 bayonet with US inspections, no scabbard. Very good. 5) Winchester produced US M1917 bayonet, W in circle at ricasso, no other markings. No scabbard, very good. $600 - $900

346 Lot Of Four M-1 Bayonets 1) US M1 bayonet (no scabbard). 10” spear point Parkerized blade, marked PAL / U - {flaming bomb} - S. Fine overall. 2) US M1 bayonet with scabbard. 10” spear point Parkerized blade, marked AH / U - {flaming bomb} - S. Bayonet fine, M7 scabbard very good. 3) US M1 bayonet with scabbard. 10” spear point Parkerized blade, marked UC / U - {flaming bomb} - S. Bayonet fine, M7 scabbard repainted. 4) US M1EE1 bayonet with scabbard. 9.75” spear point Parkerized blade, marked UC / U - {flaming bomb} - S / 1942. A US M1905 Type IV (M1942) bayonet shortened to the M1 standard. Smooth wood grips marked with a fouled anchor on the obverse and USS MARTS DE 174 on the reverse. The USS Marts was a Canon Class destroyer that served in the Atlantic during WWII ca 1943-1945. Bayonet very good, M7 scabbard good. $200 - $400 142

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347 Lot of Two U.S. Military Bolos 1) US M1910 Bolo by Springfield. 10.25” bright blade with thin blued line at ricasso. Marked SA / {flaming bomb} / 1912 on reverse and US / 19457 on obverse. In a canvas covered, leather tipped M1910 scabbard marked A-K Co and dated 1918. Good. Blade with scattered oxidation and discoloration. Otherwise showing light wear and use. Scabbard about the same. 2) US M1917 contract bolo by Plumb. 10.25” blackened blade. Marked PLUMB / PHILA 1918 on reverse and US / MOD 1917 on obverse. In a canvas covered, leather-tipped M1910 scabbard marked A-K Co and dated 1918. Good to very good with some finish and showing some wear and use, as does scabbard. $200 - $400

348 Lot of Two U.S. Military Bolo Knives 1) US M1904 Hospital Corps bolo knife. 12” rounded blade, finger grooved wooden grip, brass S-shaped guard. Marked US / 15676 on obverse and SA / {flaming bomb} / 1910 on reverse. Includes brass-mounted leather scabbard with 1905 pattern hanger, marked Rock Island Arsenal 1912. Good to very good with some discoloration and oxidation on the blade. Usual small cracks in wood grip near lanyard ring at end of pommel. 2) US Medical Corps knife. 11.25” rounded blade, marked USMC on reverse and unmarked on obverse. 5.25” wood grips secured by four large rivets. In BOYT 43 marked scabbard. Good, with blade showing scattered oxidation and discoloration. Scabbard with wear. $300 - $500

349 Lot of Two US WWI Era Trench Knives 1) US M1917 trench knife by LF&C. 9” blued triangular blade, stamped blued-steel knuckle guard with seven pyramidal projections, inducing the pommel cap. Face of guard marked U.S. / L.F.&C. / 1917. Finger grooved smooth wood grip. In correct, JEWELL - 1918 marked OD green leather scabbard with blackened metal mounts. Good to very good with most of the blue on the knife and scabbard showing normal wear and finish loss. 2) US M1918 trench knife by Au Lion. 6.5” double-edged dagger blade, marked with recumbent lion over AU LION on the obverse ricasso. Cast brass-knuckle hilt marked U.S. 1918. In correct, blued sheet metal scabbard with M1910 pistol belt hanging tabs. Good. Blade cleaned and polished to bright showing some old pitting, hilt with nice ocher patina. Scabbard with traces of finish, some dents and showing moderate wear with hanging hooks slightly bent. $600 - $1,000

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350 Model 1902 Cavalry Sword 32” slightly curved, single-edged blade, .925” wide at ricasso, with 19.5” fuller. 5.5” nickel-plated hilt with three-branch guard and knuckle bow, forward-swept rounded quillon and semi-bird’s head pommel. Finger-grooved smooth horn grip. Buff leather throat washer. Blade etched with a variety of floral, martial and patriotic motifs, with a large US on the reverse. Revere ricasso etched RIDABOCK / & CO., / NEW YORK / N.Y. With original nickel-plated metal scabbard. Fine. Retains nearly all of the original bright polish, with crisp, frosty etching. Hilt and grip with some light handing marks and some dried oil and freckled oxidation on the guard and scabbard. $200 - $400

351 U.S. Navy Pattern 1917 Cutlass and Scabbard 25” curved, clip point blade with a 14.5” fuller, 4.75” hilt with checkered wood scales and sheet iron basket guard. Ricasso marked U.S.N. Blued finish, black leather scabbard with frog. Fine. Retains most of the finish with some loss on grip and guard, grip with some dings and mars in the wood. Scabbard very good with some finish loss, scuffing and light crazing. Frog in similar condition. $350 - $500

352 Pattern 1906 Cavalry Sword By Ames 34.75” curved blade with 27” stopped fuller. 5.75” hilt with three-branch brass guard, grooved wood grip with leather wrap and 10 wraps of twisted wire, leather washer at throat. Obverse ricasso marked ASCo / {flaming bomb} / 1906and reverse ricasso marked US / J.H.C. inspection. Guard marked 7B11. Steel scabbard with illegible inspection on drag. Very good. Blade mostly bright, with some minor scattered oxidation and flecks of discoloration. Grip with moderate wear, flaking, and some loss. Brass with a dark, untouched patina. Scabbard with a plum patina. $350 - $600 144

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353 US M1913 Patton Saber by Springfield Armory 35” straight, spear point blade with 29” median fuller, 7” checkered metal and composite hilt with sheet iron full basket guard. Blade marked US / 29246 on obverse ricasso and S-{flaming bomb}-A / 1914 on reverse. Includes leather saber knot, and both the canvas covered field scabbard and the nickel-plated dress scabbard. Very good. Blade mostly bright, throat washer with some discoloration and wear, some finish loss on hill and guard. Saber knot with wear, scabbards both very good. $400 - $600

354 British Pattern 1897 Royal Warwickshire Regimental Officer’s Sword 32.25” spear point blade, 1” wide at ricasso, with a 13” median fuller. 6.25” hilt with pierced, full-basket guard with Edward VII’s royal cypher in the knuckle bow. Grooved wood, shagreen covered grip with 7 wraps of multi-strand plain and twisted copper wire. Reverse ricasso etched with the retailer information for Hobsons & Sons, the initials G.H.W.-K.B, foliate theme and scrolls and the royal cypher of Edward VII (ca 1901-1910). The obverse is etched with more foliate designs, a Mexican eagleand-snake motif, a gloved hand wielding a scepter and with The Royal Warwickshire Regimental name and logo. Accompanied by the original leather-covered wood scabbard with nickel throat. Nice 2nd Boer War to pre-WWI era officer’s sword from a famous English regiment, that served in South Africa and the Middle East during Edward VII’s reign. Very good. Blade with some discoloration and scattered oxidation present, but retaining some good polish and most of the frosty etching. Hilt very good, grip with some surface loss to the shagreen. Scabbard very good with scuffs and light wear. $500 - $1,000

355 British Commercial Pattern 1900 Naval Cutlass 28” single-edged spear point blade with 7.5” false edge. 5” iron hilt with grooved iron grip, sheet iron full guard with rolled edges. Unmarked. A commercial variant cutlass using the then current pattern 1900 blade and rolled edge guard with an older 1845 pattern type grip. Iron mounted leather scabbard with frog hook. Very good. Blade mostly bright with some scattered surface oxidation and light rust. Hilt retains some black paint. Scabbard good with solid leather showing flaking and crazing and with deeply oxidized mounts. $500 - $800 SEE DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS, ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS AND CONDITION REPORTS OF ALL LOTS AT COWANS.COM

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356 British Commercial Naval Cutlass 27” spear point blade, 5.25” grooved brass hilt with full basket sheet metal guard. Marked E. THURKLE / SOHO / LONDON on the reverse ricasso. Edward Thurkle worked at that address ca 1876-1899. Locking catch on obverse hilt at guard, leather throat washer. With brass mounted leather scabbard. A classic example of a late 19th century commercially made English cutlass, based upon the earlier 1845/58 pattern. Fine. Blade mostly bright with some scattered oxidation. Marks clear, brass with a mellow patina. Scabbard very good, solid with some finish loss and flaking. $500 - $800

357 Scottish Basket Hilt Officer’s Dress Sword by Wilkinson 32.75” spear point blade with 17.5” median fuller, 5” grip with shagreen warp and nickel-plated, full-basket, Scottish pattern hilt with white buff leather and red felt liner. Crimson tassel still intact. Etched blade with foliate and martial motifs and the royal cypher of George V (ca1910-1936). Wilkinson sword maker’s mark etched at ricasso, serial number 65906. Contained in original red Moroccan leather scabbard with nickel mounts. Fine. Retains most of the polish and etching on blade. Grip wrap and scabbard with some scuffs and handling marks. $750 - $1,000

358 1910 Mounted Belt Khaki Mills woven belt with 10 “pucker pocket” pouches, blackened brass mounts. Mills marked and dated June 1918 under first pouch flap. Mills marked inside belt. Good, solid with some soiling and finish loss on the brass. $200 - $400 146

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359 1913 Combination Entrenching Tool US military combination tool including an iron T-shaped shovel handle / picket pin / farrier’s tool with a shovel blade and attachment chain. Blackened finish. Includes a 1910 dated canvas blade cover with 1905 belt hanger. Very good. $200 - $300 BID LIVE ONLINE AT BIDSQUARE.COM


360 British Trench Tuncheon 23” overall length, 1.65” diameter at widest point, 4” turned grip with palm swell and 17 small grooves to improve grip. Lanyard hole in grip. Last 8” of the club near the end embedded with numerous iron hobnails. A solid example of First World War trench club, showing field modifications to a factory produced truncheon. Good to very good. Shows good age and appropriate discoloration of the wood where the iron hobnails have darkened it over time. Wood showing numbers of scattered bumps, dings, wear marks and mars. Hobnails heavily oxidized. $300 - $600

362 1910 Mounted Belt with Suspenders Khaki Mills woven belt with 10 “pucker pocket” pouches, blackened brass mounts. Mills marked and dated FEB 1919 under first pouch flap. With Mills marked suspenders. Good, showing use and wear. Some soiling and fading. Most of the blackening missing from mounts, which have an oxidized greenish appearance. $500 - $700

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361 U.S. M1912 Field Cleaning Kit for the M1911 OD green painted steel box containing a master field cleaning kit for the M1911 pistol. Including brass cosmic container, brass oiler, 9 L-shaped blued steel screwdrivers, 8 bore brushes, 11 brass cleaning rods and a 1918 printing of the M1911 pistol manual. The kit was to contain 10 of the screwdrivers, brushes and rods, so 1 screwdriver is missing, 2 brushes are missing and there is 1 extra rod, which is wrapped in brown paper. A neat piece to display with your US military 1911 collection. Very good. Kit unused, but shows age with some old paint residue on the outside of the box and some of the rod locating tabs on the interior bent. $400 - $600

363 USMC Mills Woven Pistol Holster for M1911 Pistol with Belt, Lanyard and Magazine Pouch Woven Mills pattern khaki holster with brass mountings and leather welt on interior for pistol support, barely legible Mills stamp inside flap. USMC marked khaki M1910 pistol belt with blackened brass mountings, smooth snaps, ink stamped U.S.M.C. on interior, maker mark and date not legible. M1917 pistol lanyard, S.F. CO marked, 1943 dated double magazine pouch. The holster is very rare and not often seen for sale. Good to very good. All pieces show some wear and soiling, most with worn ink marks. All pieces serviceable. $700 - $1,000 SEPTEMBER 12, 2018 CINCINNATI, OHIO

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364 Dummy Training Rifle Mark 1 Made By Parris Dunn Corp 23.5” dummy barrel, functioning dummy bolt action breech. Blued finish, hardwood stock. Leaf rear sight, sling and stacking swivels, bayonet lug on nose cap. A good representation of a US M1903 rifle for training purposes. With old tag identifying it as a USN training rifle from WWII. Good to very good with expected wear. $100 - $300

365 **H&R MC-58 USMC Training Rifle .22LR caliber, 23” round barrel, S/N 7713. Parkerized finish, smooth pistol-gripped walnut stock with M1 Garand dimensions. Top of barrel marked in three lines: USMC PROPERTY / HARRINGTON & RICHARDSON INC. / WORCESTER, MASS, USA, with side of barrel marked .22 CAL. LONG RIFLE ONLY. Top of receiver marked USMC PROPERTY, MODEL MC-58 / H & R MODEL #65 MODIFIED / HARRINGTON & RICHARDSON, INC. Redfield receiver mounted peep sight, fixed front sight with protective ears, Garand style safety in front of triggerguard, Garand type sling swivels. Small Department of Defense *** / {EAGLE} cartouche in pistol grip of stock. Includes a single H&R Arms Co marked magazine that also says REISING / .22 LONG / RIFLE ONLY. A really scarce example of a Marine Corps marked .22 trainer designed to familiarize recruits with the basics of shooting on a gun that feels like an M1 Garand. Excellent. In nearly new and possibly unfired condition. Retains nearly all of the original Parkerized finish, with only the most minor handling wear. Mechanically functional, fine bore. Stock with some light handling marks. A really outstanding example. $300 - $500

366 **Savage Stevens Enfield No. 4 Mk I Bolt Action Rifle .303 British, 25.25” barrel, S/N 39C6868. Blued finish, hard wood stock. Marked with the Savage “S” in a circle behind the triggerguard, an “S” on the receiver ring, upper barrel band and bottom of the forend. Receiver also marked US PROPERTY, with a flaming bomb inspection on the receiver ring, bolt and bolt handle. Receiver ring is marked 1943 and with IAG ALEX import mark. Matching serial numbers on receiver ring and bolt, receiver and stock not numbered, magazine mismatched. Includes an “S” marked No4 spike bayonet with scabbard and frog. Savage produced No4 rifles on contract for the British government between 1941 and 1944, with their output being the smallest of all No4 makers. The US Property marks were related to the Lend Lease program, allowing the US government to supply “US” property to the British under that special arrangement while remaining technically “neutral” prior to the US entering WWII. Very good. Retains most of the finish with some light wear. Fine bore and mechanics, clear marks. Stock with light handling marks. $400 - $600 148

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367 **Remington U.S. Model 1903-A4 Z-Series Sniper Rifle .30-06 caliber, 24” barrel, S/N Z4001342. Parkerized and blued finish, pistol-grip, two-bolt smooth walnut stock. Receiver ring marked in three lines: U.S. / REMINGTON / MODEL 03-A3. Barrel marked RA / {flaming bomb} / 9-43, two-groove bore. Stock with Remington Arms “RA” mark followed by the Ordnance Wheel cartouche and an FJA inspection cartouche. An “X” and {circle}-P inspection are present in the pistol grip. Mounted with a Weaver M73B1 telescopic sight, S/N 28066 with leather covers. No front sight. Blued barrel bands, triggerguard, slings swivels and buttplate. Includes a US M1 bayonet and scabbard. Z-series M1903-A4 sniper rifles are very scarce, with production estimated at fewer than 3,000 units. Fine. Retains most of the finish, showing little wear or use. Fine bore and mechanics, clear optics. All markings remain crisp and clear. Fine stock with feathery grain and crisp cartouches, showing only scattered handling marks. Bayonet fine, scabbard very good. $2,500 - $4,000

368 **1941 Production Springfield U.S. M1 Rifle .30-06 caliber, 24” barrel, S/N 421635. Parkerized finish, smooth walnut stock with pistol grip, smooth walnut hand guard. Four-line receiver marking: U.S. RIFLE / CAL. 30 M1 / SPRINGFIELD / ARMORY over serial number. Stock with large block SA / GHS and Ordnance Wheel cartouches on reverse at breech. {Circle}-P inspection in pistol grip. Barrel dated 12-41, correct for the serial number, which places the receiver’s production in December of 1941 as well. Correct pattern “Flush Nut” early rear sight, uncut 3SA marked op-rod, 1SA marked triggerguard, 2SA marked bolt and hammer, 5SA marked trigger group. Throat erosion measures 1, muzzle about 2.5. Includes a 1942 dated PALmanufactured US M1905 Type IV (aka M1942) in a correct M3 scabbard. An apparently correct and very scarce early-WWII production M1 Garand made the very month that Pearl Harbor was bombed. Very good. Metal retains much of the Parkerized finish with expected loss and wear. Marks in metal clear. Mechanically functional, bore very good, slightly dark with some scattered pinpricking. Stock shows moderate wear with numerous scattered bumps and dings, a small chip out of the belly on the reverse, forward of the floor plate and a 3” diagonal crack in the hand guard just forward of the receiver. Cartouche and P marks remain clear, Ordnance Wheel mark is weaker. Bayonet and scabbard are fine overall. $3,000 - $6,000

369 ** Springfield M1 Garand Rifle .30-06 caliber, 24” barrel, S/N 5370941. Blued and Parkerized finish, smooth pistol-gripped walnut stock. Springfield marked receiver, D.O.D. cartouche on counterpane and {circle}-P mark in pistol grip. Chamber erosion measures 5-6, muzzle erosion measures 2. Adjustable peep rear sight, applied rubber to buttplate, sling swivels, includes O.D. green web sling. Mr. Wainwright’s shooting and sight adjustment notes for the gun are on the reverse butt written on tape. Good as refinished. Retains most of the applied blue on the receiver and barrel, gas tube left Parkerized. Stock with applied varnish or similar coating. Mechanically functional, good bore with some wear, stock with handling marks. A solid, late production “shooter” M1 Garand. $650 - $900 SEE DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS, ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS AND CONDITION REPORTS OF ALL LOTS AT COWANS.COM

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370 **Springfield U.S. 1903A1 USMC Sniper Rifle with Unterl Scope and Case .30-06 caliber, 24” barrel, S/N 1526805. Blued and parkerized finish, two-bolt smooth pistol-grip walnut stock. Barrel marked SA / {flaming bomb} / 3-39. Star gauged barrel, polished bolt and rails. Illegible cartouche on counterpane, weak {circle}-P mark on pistol grip. Mounted with an Unertl telescopic sight marked J. UNERTL / USMC - SNIPER / 2672 with standard cross-hairs and the rear ring marked “14.” Typically USMC scopes are marked “8” for 8-power, this may be a rare variant in 14-power as the scope markings are correct. Metal screw-on scope covers. Correct pattern Unertl marked mounts, with rear mount attached to the receiver ring and forward mount attached to the barrel via a cut through the hand guard. The scope retains an OD Green Micarta USMC scope case with pointed lid, OD green lid strap and belt hook. The name Tobey Elwin is written inside the lid. Metal oiler/cleaning kit tube in butt of rifle, void of contents. A M1907 type leather sling, marked MRT 4-63 is attached to the gun. An SA marked M1905 Type II bayonet dated 1919 is included in a USN Mk1 marked OD green fiberglass scabbard. Very good. Retains traces of the blued finish with thinning, wear and loss. More Parkerizing remains. Mechanically functional. Bore good with some frosting present. Scope with clear optics. Stock with an added coat of varnish, lightly sanded with weak markings, and showing scattered bumps and dings. Scope case very good with some minor finish loss on the high edges. Bayonet very good, retaining most of the blue and strong markings. Scabbard very good as well. Sling shows minor wear. $7,500 - $10,000

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371 **Remington U.S. Model 1903 Type I Bolt-Action Rifle .30-06 caliber, 24” barrel, S/N 3000000. Parkerized finish and blued finish, smooth, straight grip two-bolt, finger-groove stock. Receiver marked: US / REMINGTON / MODEL 1903 / 3000000. Barrel marked: RA / {flaming bomb} / 10-41. Stock with RA-P, {ordnance wheel} and RLB inspections, as well as {circle}-P behind triggerguard. Remington “R” marked bolt, front sight cover, sight base and ladder. Blued barrel bands, swivels and stacking swivel. 2,700-yard rear sight, front sight cover with {flaming bomb} / US inspection. Includes a 1916 dated Springfield produced M1905 bayonet with Parkerized blade in an M3 scabbard. When Remington started to build US M1903 rifles for World War II they were allocated a serial number block starting with 3,000,000. This is the first production rifle to come off the Remington assembly line. This rifle was pictured on the cover of US Martial Arms Collector, published by Springfield Research Service. An exceptional and historic rifle. Fine. Retains nearly all of the finish, with crisp, clear markings in the metal and wood. Mechanically functional, fine bore. Stock with scattered minor bumps and dings. Bayonet and scabbard very good. $5,000 - $10,000

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372 **Springfield USMC M1-C Rifle with Koll Morgan Scope .30-06 caliber, 24” barrel, S/N 3373948. Parkerized finish, smooth pistol-gripped walnut stock. Standard Springfield receiver markings, no cartouche on counterpane, {circle}-P inspection in pistol grip. SA marked barrel appears to be dated 6-53, but the month is partially obscured by the “P” proof. Fitted with a Koll Morgan Bear Cup 4X Double telescopic sight with standard cross hair reticle in quick detach mounts on a fixed side mount base. Additional accessories include a MRT 1-52 marked lace-on leather cheek rest, detachable flash hider, OD green sling, US marked canvas muzzle cover and plastic oiler/cleaning kit in butt trap, as well as rubber scope covers. The rifle is additionally accompanied by letter on US Marine Corps Museum letterhead, confirming by serial number that this was an M1C sniper rifle that was transferred from the museum on June 12, 1970. Very fine. Retains most of the Parkerized finish with some minor wear and loss, primarily from handling and storage. All markings crisp and clear, mechanically fine. Very fine bore, measuring “1” at both the muzzle and the throat. Stock fine, with some scattered bumps, dings and handling marks and a small chip out of the bottom of the pistol grip. Scope with clear optics. All other accessories very good. $8,500 - $12,000

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373 **Winchester Pre-Production U.S. M1 Garand Rifle .30-06 caliber, 24” barrel, no S/N. Parkerized finish, smooth, pistol-gripped walnut stock. Receiver marked: U.S. RIFLE / CAL. 30 M1 / WINCHESTER / TRADE MARK. No serial number is present. Barrel is unmarked except for the Winchester factory proof. The op-rod is uncut, all internal parts are correct, early drawing number WRA marked parts, with the exception of the bolt, which is D28287-1. That number indicates the bolt was produced by Springfield ca serial numbers 15,000-55,000. This would be completely correct if Springfield provided the bolt to Winchester for sample gun assembly, as it places the bolt circa September 1939-August 1940. Flush-knob rear sight. Correct, earliest style WRA / RS block cartouche in box and {circle}-P inspection in pistol grip. Solid buttplate without trap, stock drilled with two holes for cleaning accessories and lightening. Accompanied by a Peter Cardone letter describing this as a pre-production Winchester “Tool Room” made Garand, produced as part of the training process for Winchester to manufacture these guns during late 1939 to early 1940. Based upon the fact that the first 500 Winchester made “Educational Guns” (S/N 100,001-100,500) were produced during the summer of 1940 and were roundly criticized for the poor quality of the stock work (with some comments including the stocks appeared to be hand-finished) it is likely that the earliest pre-production, pre-educational production, tool room-made guns were made using stocks provided by Springfield. That would explain the presence of the two holes under the Winchester solid buttplate, as Winchester would not start routing stocks with holes and adding the trapdoor to the buttplate until approximately serial number 1,240,000. Rifle is accompanied by a near mint condition UFH marked, 1943 dated M1905 Type IV (M1942) bayonet in a similar condition M3 scabbard. Interestingly the bayonet does not fit the lug of the preproduction rifle, as the lug is not within specifications for size! This is an extremely rare opportunity for the advanced M1 Garand collector to obtain one of the very first Winchester produced M1 Garands. This would be a centerpiece gun in any museum quality collection. Fine. Retains most of the finish, all markings clear, mechanically functional, fine bore. Throat measure “3”, muzzle “2”. Stock with light handing marks and clear cartouche. Bayonet and scabbard about excellent. $30,000 - $60,000 SEE DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS, ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS AND CONDITION REPORTS OF ALL LOTS AT COWANS.COM

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374 Sedgley Naval Mk V Signal Pistol 37mm flare, 6” round barrel, no S/N. Blackened finish, checkered hard rubber grip with USN mark. Fine. Retains most of the finish, showing light handling marks. Mechanically functional, fine bore. $150 - $250

375 Colt Commando Revolver .38 Special, 4” barrel, S/N 19579 (mfg. ca 1942-43). Parkerized finish, checkered brown hard rubber grips with rampant Colt logo. Barrel marked COLT COMMANDO / .38 SPECIAL on left side, and with standard two-line barrel address and patent information on top. The Commando was Colt’s less expensive, WWII era production version of the Official Police, which eliminated much of hand-finishing, metal polishing and the high quality bluing. As with most Commando revolvers, this one shows rougher finishing than most Colt commercial guns of the period with less polishing and obvious tool marks. Very good. Retains most of the Parkerized finish with some loss at the high edges and from handling. Mechanically functional, fine bore, grips with some light wear. $300 - $500

376 **Smith and Wesson Navy Victory Model Revolver .38 caliber, 4” barrel, S/N V164008. Marked on the left side of frame U.S. Navy, lanyard ring, Parkerized finish, two-piece walnut grips. This revolver is very sharp and crisp, retaining nearly all of the finish. A slight drag mark through the cylinder stops. Grips are excellent. Mechanically excellent, very good bore. $600 - $1,200

377 **Smith and Wesson Coast Guard Victory Model Revolver .38 caliber, 4” barrel, S/N V437588. Parkerized finish, Marked on the left side of the frame under the cylinder latch Property Of USCG. Two-piece walnut grips. Retaining most of the original finish, some wear to the high edges, a line through the cylinder stops. Grips are very good, excellent bore. Mechanically excellent. $1,000 - $1,500

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378 **Smith and Wesson Marshall Service Victory Model .38 caliber, 4” barrel, S/N V250171. Marked on the backstrap Property of The U.S.M.S (United States Marshal Service), two-piece walnut grips. Retaining nearly all of the parkerized inish. Very lightest of drag mark through the cylinder stops. Grips are excellent. Very rare to find a U.S.M.S. S&W Victory model. $1,000 - $1,500

380 Lot Of Two USN MKI Knives 1) USN Mk1 knife by Robeson with bright blade, red washer behind guard and wood pommel cap, in USN marked sewn scabbard with staple reinforcements. About very good, blade with some oxidation and discoloration and scabbard with wear. 2) USN Mk1 knife by Western Cutlery with blued blade marked SEABEE. Red and black washers at hilt and pommel, which is a flat steel disk with two-tang pins visible. Guard and pommel cap bright steel. USN marked sewn only scabbard with Western Cutlery marked button closure. About fine. $300 - $500 SEE DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS, ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS AND CONDITION REPORTS OF ALL LOTS AT COWANS.COM

379 **Colt 1911A1 Pistol .45 caliber, 5” barrel, S/N 716639. Blue finish, two-piece checkered walnut grips, Colt markings on the left side of slide, on the right side of frame marked United States Property, M1911A1 U.S. Army; on the forward flat of triggerguard is “99.” Slide is number 713235, both were sold to the U.S. Navy at Norfolk. Blue finish, correct P and H marking on the frame, correct “P” on the top of the slide forward of the rear sight. Blue magazine with Colt markings. More than likely the mix up came when being ready for arsenal sales. Since the finish matches evenly this is the only logical answer. Serial number is listed in SRS records, however, the slide is not, but is sandwiched in a group that was sent to the U.S. Navy. Retaining most of the original blue finish. Little wear to the high edges, finish has nice even flow and matches well. Grips are excellent. Bore is good. $5,000 - $8,000

381 Lot of Three U.S Machetes 1) USMC MK2 machete with 18” blued blade dated 1944 and marked SWI on ricasso with OD green canvas scabbard. Machete very good, scabbard good. 2) Collins USN MK 2 machete, with paper label on 22” blade, horn grip 1944 dated with khaki canvas scabbard marked USN Mk2. Both about good, blade with some surface oxidation. 3) Collins machete with 15” curved blade and green horn hilt. Brass mounted, embossed leather scabbard. About good overall showing some wear, oxidation and discoloration on blade and some wear and minor chipping to horn grip. Scabbard good with wear. $350 - $500 SEPTEMBER 12, 2018 CINCINNATI, OHIO

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382 U.S. Naval Officer’s Sword 29.75” spearpoint blade, .75” wide at ricasso, 20.5” stopped fuller. 5.5” gilt brass hilt with oak leaves and USN in a ribbon cast into the guard, sea serpent motif knuckle bow and forward swept sea serpent quillon. Shagreen covered grooved wood grip with 13 wraps of gilt brass wire. Etched blade with floral, martial and naval motifs. Gilt brass mounted leather scabbard. Likely 20th century. Fine. Retains nearly all of the blade polish and frosty etching. Grip with light handling marks and some gilt loss. Scabbard with scattered scuffs and finish loss, otherwise very good and solid. $200 - $400

383 British Pattern 1822 Artillery Officer’s Sword - WWII Era 33.75” slightly curved, spear-point blade, 1” wide at ricasso with a 23” fuller. 6” nickel-plated hilt with three-branch guard, forward swept quillon terminating in a flat disk and a checkered round pommel cap. Grooved wood grip covered in shagreen with 7 wraps of multi-strand plain and twisted copper wire, leather throat washer. Obverse ricasso etched with Wilkinson Sword maker’s mark, spine of blade serial numbered 67481. Blade etched with foliate designs and the royal cypher of George VI (ca 1936-1952) on the obverse and more foliate patterns and a royal seal on the reverse. Leather sword knot attached to hilt. Includes original leather covered wood scabbard with nickel throat mount. Fine. Retains most of the original blade polish and frosty etching, with some scattered milky discoloration that look like spotting from some sort of liquid. Hilt fine with minimal wear on wrap, scabbard fine. $500 - $1,000

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384 Hulbert Brothers 30 caliber Cartridge Belt with 50 Double Loops Woven khaki cartridge belt with three lines of blue woven through the material. 3” wide with 50 double loops for .30 cartridges (100 total) and brass mounts, white metal buckle. Weak greenish ink stamp in rear of belt is illegible. Very good, showing light wear, some fading and light soiling. Blue lines faded to brown on the cartridge loops. $200 - $300

385 Lot of Three US Military Edged Weapons 1) USN MK2 knife by Camillus in composite scabbard. Guard marked, blackened finish. About very good with some finish loss on blade. 2) US M4 bayonet (unmarked) in M8A1 scabbard. Parkerized, no inspection marks. About very good with some finish loss. 3) US M7 bayonet by General Cutlery in incorrect M8A1 scabbard. Parkerized, good to very good with finish loss. $200 - $300

386 Mass Arms Sporting Rifle Mold 7.25” o.a.l., iron sprue cutter, three- line MASS ARMS marking on block, cavities numbered 1 and 2 on exterior of block. Cavity 1 casts a nominally .40 caliber rounded flat nosed Maynard bullet about .832” long. The other cavity casts a longer, .932” flat nosed bullet of the same caliber, with less taper at the nose. Good. Metal a medium gray with moderate oxidation. Cavities very good. $150 - $250

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387 Post-WWII U.S. Marine Officer’s Sword 29.5” semi-curved blade, dual narrow 8” fullers near tip, 17” median fuller. 5.5” Mameluke hilt, with brass guard and faux-ivory scales. Etched blade marked United States Marines, with geometric and foliate designs with panoplies of arms and the {eagle}/{globe}/{anchor} logo. Etched at ricasso with Toledo, Spain maker’s mark. With brass-mounted nickel scabbard and sword knot. Fine. Showing only some light handing. $500 - $1,000

388 Royal Canadian Naval Officer’s Sword by Wilkinson 30.75” spear point blade, .87” wide at the ricasso, with 19.5” fuller. 5.75” hilt with brass guard and knuckle bow, cast with naval motifs on the exterior and with folding counter-guard that locks the sword to the scabbard throat. Lion motif pommel cap, grooved wooden grip with shagreen covering and with 7 wraps of multi-strand twisted wire. Blade etched with Wilkinson maker’s marks, foliate and naval motifs and the royal cypher of Queen Elizabeth II. Spine marked with Royal Canadian Navy markings: R.C.N. / D.N.D.I. / 55 and with with Wilkinson Sword serial number 75318. Includes sword knot and brass mounted leather scabbard marked: R.C.N. over D.N.D.I. / 55. Fine. Blade retains nearly all of the bright polish and frosty etching. All markings clear and legible. Hilt with medium bronze patina, wrap with light wear, scabbard mounts with similar patina. Leather scabbard with scattered areas of finish loss and flaking. $600 - $1,000

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389 * Savage Model Model 93R17 .17 H.M.R., 21” round barrel, S/N 0451256. Bright finish, laminated checkered pistol-gripped stock. Standard Savage markings on barrel and receiver. National Rifle Association logo disk inlaid in obverse buttstock. Mounted with a Bushnell Legend variable 2-7x32 scope in Weaver rings and quick detach sling swivels. Includes a Harris bipod and a single magazine. Fine. Barrel retains most of its bright finish, mechanically functional, fine bore. Stock with light handling marks. $250 - $350

390 **Remington Model 11-48 Semi-Automatic Shotgun 28 gauge (full choke), 25” ribbed barrel, S/N 4022932. Blued finish, checkered, pistol-gripped stock, checkered forend. Remington grooved hard rubber buttplate. Standard Remington receiver and barrel markings. 13.75” length of pull, 1.75” drop at comb. Fine. Retains most of the blued finish with clear markings throughout. Mechanically function, fine, bright bore. Stock with handling marks, nicks and dings. $300 - $500

391 **Wincheter Model 12 Take Down Shotgun 12 gauge (modified), 28” round barrel, S/N 1080907 (mfg. ca 1947). Blued finish, smooth pistol-gripped stock, flat bottomed, grooved forend. Standard Winchester barrel markings, checkered hard-rubber Winchester buttplate. Fine. Retains most of the blued finish, mechanically fine, fine bore. Stock with bumps, dings and some finish loss. $300 - $500

392 **Remington 11-48 Semi-Auto Shotgun 28 gauge (modified choke), 25” ventilated rib barrel, S/N 4020201. Blued finish, checkered, pistol-gripped stock, checkered forend. Remington grooved hard rubber buttplate. Standard Remington receiver and barrel markings. 13.75” length of pull, 2.5” drop at comb. Dymo label sticker on left side of receiver says “WAINWRIGHT.” Fine. Retains nearly all of the finish, mechanically functional with fine bore. Stock with scattered bumps, dings and handling marks. $350 - $600 SEE DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS, ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS AND CONDITION REPORTS OF ALL LOTS AT COWANS.COM

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393 Custom Springfield Trapdoor Hunting Rifle .45-70 caliber, 22.25” round barrel, S/N 562109. Blued finish, Monte Carlo-style hardwood stock. Hard rubber buttplate, William’s barrel-mounted peep sight, ramped front sight. An interesting modern sporting customization of a US M1884 Trapdoor Rifle. Fine, as refinished. Retains most of the applied blue. Stock with light handling marks. Very good bore, mostly bright with some scattered pinpricking. Mechanically functional. $400 - $650

394 New Ithaca Double Barrel Hammer Shotgun 12 gauge, 30” barrels, S/N 21463. Browned and color case hardened finish, checkered pistol-gripped stock with checkered forend. Hard rubber checkered Ithaca flying duck logo buttplate. Locks marked in an engraved scroll: NEW ITHACA GUN. Exposed hammers, double triggers, extractors. Left side of the water table marked A/12, right side with serial number, which appears on the barrel lug and in the forend as well, all matching. Very good to fine. Retains strong amounts of the Damascus pattern brown finish on the barrels with fading, wear and loss. Receiver with remnants of case colors, some vivid in the protected areas. Action tight and functional, bores about fine, mostly bright and free of pitting. Stock shows moderate use and numerous scattered handling marks, bumps and dings. $400 - $700

395 * Weatherby Vanguard Rifle With Simmons Whitetail Scope .22-250 caliber, 24” tapered round barrel, S/N VS185889. Blued finish, checkered pistol-gripped black synthetic stock. Mounted with Simmons Whitetail 4-12x44 scope. Fine, showing little use overall. Retains most of the finish, mechanically fine, clear optics, fine bore. Stock with light handling marks. $600 - $900

396 **Remington Model 11-48 Semi-Automatic Shotgun .410 gauge (skeet choke), 25” ventilated rib barrel, S/N 4148086. Blued finish, checkered, pistol-gripped stock, checkered forend. Remington grooved hard rubber buttplate. Standard Remington receiver and barrel markings. 13.75” length of pull, 2.75” drop at comb. Fine. Retains most of the finish, mechanically functional with a fine bore. Stock with light to moderate handling marks and some minor scuffs. $700 - $1,000 162

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397 **Remington 3200 Over/Under Shotgun 12 ga. 30” ventilated rib barrels, S/N 37370. Blued finish, checkered figured pistol-gripped walnut stock, checkered forend. Adjustable rubber buttpad, 14.25” length of pull, 1.75” drop at comb. Simple receiver engraving depicting hunting dogs in the field. Standard Remington barrel and receiver markings. Fine. Retains nearly all of the blued finish, fine bore and mechanics, stock with some scattered bumps, dings and mars. $700 - $1,000

398 **Remington 3200 Skeet Shotgun 12 ga. 25.375” ventilated rib barrels, S/N 30804. Blued finish, checkered highly-figured pistol-gripped walnut stock, checkered forend. Applied rubber Remington butt pad with spacer. 13.75” length of pull, 1.5” drop at comb. Simple receiver engraving depicting hunting dogs in the field. Standard Remington barrel and receiver markings. Fine. Retains nearly all of the blued finish, fine bore and mechanics, stock with some scattered bumps, dings and mars. $700 - $1,000

399 **Winchester 52D Target Rifle .22LR, 28” barrel, S/N 105575D. Blued finish, smooth pistol-gripped competition walnut stock with aluminum buttplate. Standard Winchester barrel and receiver markings. Wide, grooved trigger, barrel mounts for scope, receiver mount for peep sight, front mount for globe sight, no sights of any kind present. Very good. Retains most of the blue finish, stock with scattered bumps and dings. Mechanically functional, very good bore. $700 - $1,000

400 **Winchester Model 52B Rifle Customized by A&M Rifle Co. .22LR, 28” match grade barrel, S/N 49509 B. Blued and bright finish, smooth pistol-gripped walnut stock, Raymeer adjustable aluminum butt. Fully adjustable receiver mounted peep rear sight, globe front sight, scope mounts. Standard Winchester markings on receiver, custom barrel marked by A&M Custom. Fine. Receiver retains most of the blue, the bright barrel retains most of its polish. Mechanically functional, fine bore. Stock shows moderate wear, with bumps, dings and finish loss. $700 - $1,000 SEE DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS, ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS AND CONDITION REPORTS OF ALL LOTS AT COWANS.COM

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401 Parker Brothers Side-Hammer Double-Barrel Shotgun 12 gauge, 28” barrels, S/N 30870 (mfg. ca 1883). Browned and color case hardened finish, checkered pistol gripped stock with checkered semi-Schnabel forend. Exposed hammer locks marked PARKER BROS, top rib marked in a single line: PARKER BROS MAKER MERIDEN CONN. TWIST. Matching serial numbers on triggerguard tang, water table, barrel lug and forend. Order number 18092 on barrel flats. Water table marked in two lines PATD. APRIL 11, 1876 / “ SEP. 3, 1872 on the right side and with the serial number over PAT’D. MARCH 16, 1875 on the left side. Barrel lug marked “1”, indicating that frame size. Barrel flats marked with a two-line patent mark: PATD JUNE 25, 1878 / PAT’D. APRIL 11, 1876 on the right side and TC and 3/10 on the left flat, along with the order number. Bottom of receiver marked: PATD MAR 23, 1875. Forend catch marked PAT’D. MAR 26, 1878. German silver shield escutcheon at wrist, smooth metal buttplate. Minimal decoration, consisting only of simple borderlines around locks, some simple geometric borders around breeches and small foliate finals on top of breech. Simple borderlines present on triggerguard and bottom of receiver, terminating in a geometric finial. Very good. Barrels retain traces of finish, with subtle patterning and a thin brownish patina. Locks with traces of case color. All markings crisp and clear. Action tight, mechanically functional, fine bores. Stock with scattered bumps, dings, minor nicks and mars. Overall a nice early Parker that shows use and care with no abuse. $800 - $1,200

402 *Winchester 1200 Clay Tournament Prize Trap Gun 12 gauge (full), 30” barrel with matted, ventilated rib, S/N WCT-68 537. Blued finish, press-checkered pistol grip buttstock and press-checkered forend. Jeweled bolt, gold-plated magazine cap, trigger, safety and grip cap. Standard Winchester barrel markings. Red bead front sight, steel mid-bead, red “W” initial on grip cap, Winchester marked rubber buttpad. The Winchester Clay Tournament guns were given as shooting prizes and to our knowledge were never a catalog item available for sale to the public. The WCT-68 marking indicates this is a 1968 prize gun. Fine. Retains most of the finish with only some very minor loss on high edges from storage and possibly light use. Fine bore and action, fine wood. A lovely example of a late 1960s Winchester prize shotgun. $1,000 - $2,000

403 **Winchester U.S. M1 Rifle Converted to 7.62mm Target Rifle 7.62mm, 24” barrel, S/N 1244834. Parkerized finish, walnut stock. Receiver dates to October 1942. Assembled as a high power target rifle with mixed parts. Standard Winchester receiver markings, DOD cartouche on counterpane, {circle}-P in pistol grip. NM marked operating rod, SA marked bolt, 12 65 dated barrel. NM marked rear sight. Includes a M1907 pattern leather sling. Sight adjustment information taped to reverse of stock. Very good. Retains most of the Parkerized finish. Clear markings, fine bore and mechanics. Stock refinished with scattered handling marks. A great 7.62mm NATO shooter for high powered rifle matches. $1,000 - $3,000 164

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404 **Pre-64 Winchester Model 70 Bolt Action Target Rifle .300 H&H Magnum, 28” heavy barrel with convex crowned muzzle, S/N 492467 (mfg. ca 1960). Blued finish, smooth pistol gripped walnut target stock with Pachmayr buttpad. Redfield International Match receiver mounted rear sight and matching globe front sight. Scope mounts on receiver and barrel, no scope included. Three sling swivels, forend swivels moveable in metal rail. Fine. Retains most of the blued finish, mechanically functional, fine bore. Stock with scattered bumps, dings and surface marks. $2,000 - $3,000

405 **Winchester Model 70 Bolt Action Target Rifle .30-06 caliber, 25.25” heavy round barrel, S/N 424348 (receiver mfg. ca 1957). Blued finish, smooth pistol-gripped competition stock. Wide, grooved competition trigger, fully adjustable Redfield Olympic Model aperture rear sight, spirit level globe front sight, scope mounts installed. Rubber Pachmayr butt pad, sling swivel in toe. Sight adjustment notes on tape obverse of stock, Dymo label with owner’s name on obverse butt. Very good. Retains most of the finish, stock with scattered bumps, dings and marks. Mechanically functional, fine bore. $2,000 - $3,000

406 **Winchester 52B Target Bolt Action Rifle .22LR, 28” round barrel, S/N 64541B (mfg. ca 1949). Blued finish, aluminum hook butt, smooth, pistol-gripped walnut stock with flat bottomed forend. Redfield International Match receiver mounted, fully adjustable peep rear sight and globe front sight. Sling swivel in toe, adjustable swivel in bottom of forend. Factory scope mount bases installed on barrel. Standard Winchester barrel and receiver markings. Fine. Retains most of the blued finish, mechanically functional, with a mostly bright bore that needs to be cleaned. Stock with minor handling marks and usual wear. All markings crisp and clear. $700 - $1,000

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407 International Flare Signal Pistol 1.5” bore, 8” round barrel, S/N 13423. Brass frame, blued barrel, bright steel fittings. Standard markings, dated FEB 43. Very good. Brass cleaned to bright, barrel with some blued finish. Mechanically fictional, good bore with some scattered pitting. All markings clear. $100 - $200

408 **Iver Johnson Double-Action Top Break Revolver .38 S&W, 3.25” barrel, no S/N. Nickel finish, color case hardened trigger and hammer, blued triggerguard, checkered owl-head hard rubber grips. Fine. Retains most of the finish, with some light wear and flaking. Mechanically functional, fine bore, very good grips. $150 - $300

409 Smith & Wesson 1st Model DA Revolver - Safety Hammerless New Departure .32S&W, 3.5” barrel, S/N 61250 (mfg. ca 1895). Blued finish, checkered hard rubber S&W logo grips. Standard two-line barrel address with last patent date ‘85. Known variably as the Safety Hammerless New Departure and the “Lemon Squeezer,” this was the first double-action-only concealed hammer revolver produced by Smith & Wesson and was a popular concealed carry revolver during the period as it was perfect for pocket carry. Antique 1st Model S&W DA Revolvers are scarce in any condition, and this is a nice example with some finish that remains complete and functional. Very good. Retains some blued finish, the balance an oxidized grayish blue patina with scattered surface roughness and some pinpricking. Mechanically functional, good, lightly pitted bore. Grips good with wear and some minor cracking on their base. $150 - $300

410 Andrews Deadshot Smoothbore Pistol .22, 1.5” barrel, no S/N. Brass barrel and frame, two-piece wood grip. Left side of frame marked in two lines: ANDREW’S / DEADSHOT. Single-shot, 4” overall length. Good. Frame with dull golden patina, mechanically functional, good bore, good grips with handling marks. $200 - $300

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411 * AMT Backup II Pistol .380ACP, 2.5” barrel, S/N R03394. Stainless steel with bright polished slide flats and dull gray frame and slide top, checkered black plastic grips. Includes original cardboard box and a single magazine. Very good, showing little use. Mechanically functional, very good bore. $200 - $300

412 ** Colt Model N aka M1908 Pocket Hammerless Pistol .25ACP, 2” barrel, S/N 141875 (mfg. ca 1916). Blued finish, checkered hard rubber COLT marked grips with rampant Colt logo. Standard two-line slide markings with last patent date 1910, grip safety, thumb safety, includes one correct pattern magazine. Very good. Retains some blued finish with loss and wear, showing scattered minor surface oxidation and some pinpricking. Mechanically functional, good bore. Grips good with light wear. $200 - $400

413 **High Standard Olympic Target Pistol .22 Short, 6.5” and 4.5” barrels, S/N 329896. Blued finish, checkered walnut grips with thumb rest. Wide grooved target trigger, adjustable rear sight, ramped target front sight. Second barrel, original pasteboard box, single magazine, spare magazine spring. Very good. Retains most of the blued finish, clear markings, mechanically functional, good bore, grips with some wear. Box good, with wear, split in lid, and scattered finish loss. $600 - $900

414 *Smith and Wesson Model 52-1 Master Pistol .38 Special mid-range wad cutter, 5” barrel, S/N 57540. Blued finish, checkered walnut grips with sliver Smith & Wesson medallions. Micrometer adjustable rear sight, partridge front sight, wide grooved target trigger, thumb safety. In original factory blue pasteboard box appropriately numbered and marked to the gun, with four factory magazines, factory cleaning accessories, and original instruction sheet. Fine. Retains nearly all of the finish, showing little wear. Mechanically functional, fine bore, grips with some light handling marks. Accessories very good; box good with some wear and finish loss. $600 - $900

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415 **Smith and Wesson K-22 Target Revolver .22LR, 6” ribbed barrel, S/N 64403. Blued finish, color case hardened trigger and hammer, oversized checkered wood target grips with tumbler rest. Adjustable rear sight, ramped target front sight, wide grooved target shoe on trigger. Fine. Retains most of the blued finish and case hardening. Mechanically functional, fine bore, very good grips with scattered bumps and dings. $700 - $1,000

416 **Colt Pre-Woodsman Target Pistol .22LR, 6.625” pencil barrel, S/N 23880 (mfg. ca 1921). Blued finish, oversized checkered wood target grips. Fixed rear sight, adjustable front sight. The initials or name “BOD” are scratched on the right side of the frame at the barrel junction. Includes a single magazine marked COLT / CAL. 22 LR. Very good. Retains much of the blued finish with some fading, wear and loss, showing scattered surface oxidation on the metal. Mechanically functional, very good bore. Grips with some scattered wear. $1,000 - $1,500

417 Whitney Navy Lip Fire Conversion Revolver .38 Lip Fire, 7.5” barrel, S/N 20065. Blued finish, brass triggerguard, two-piece smooth walnut grips. Standard two-line Whitney barrel mark, matching serial numbers on barrel and both grips, frame and barrel assembly numbered 24. Face of cylinder with US Navy P / GG inspection and naval anchor mark on top of barrel. The revolver was subsequently sold as surplus by the Navy and altered to .38 Lip Fire by a civilian gunsmith. The rear of the percussion cylinder was cut off and a new section attached with chambers for the cartridge. The capping groove in the frame was enlarged to function as a loading port and the hammer nose was re-profiled to function with the cartridges. As the ball detent loading lever is not numbered and is not appropriate for this serial number range of Whitney Navy revolvers, it was likely replaced during the alteration. The Whitney wing-nut arbor retention pin was also replaced with a screw. An interesting alteration from percussion to a patent metallic cartridge. Good. Retains much of the period refinished blue. The alteration and refinishing process removed all of the cylinder scene and left all other metal markings light. Mechanically functional, good bore with scattered pitting. Good grips with scattered bumps and dings. $1,000 - $2,000

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418 Remington Civilian Model 1865 Navy Rolling Block Pistol .50RF caliber, 8.5” barrel, no S/N. Blued and color casehardened finish, walnut grip and forend. Right side of frame marked in two lines: REMINGTONS ILION N.Y. U.S.A. / MAY 3D NOV 15TH, 1864 APRIL 17TH 1866. Top of barrel with anchor mark. No navy inspection marks are present. Standard spur trigger, fire blued hammer and breech lever. The primary features classifying this as a “civilian” model are the lack of US Navy inspection marks, other than the anchor mark noted, and the fact that none of the expected Navy modifications that took place ca 1867 are present. Fine. Retains some of the barrel blue, with fading and loss, the balance being a dull gray. The frame retains strong traces of case color on the bottom and the grip strap. Hammer and breech lever with nice fire blue. Clear markings. Mechanically functional, very good bore with scattered light pitting. Grip and forend with scattered bumps and dings and some added finish. $1,500 - $2,500

420 Brass Gang Mold 9.5” o.a.l., 21 cavities casting round balls ranging in size from about .22 to .26 caliber. Turned wood handles. Crudely made to produce lots of shot, not designed for a sprue cutter. Very good. Brass uncleaned, cavities about good as crudely cut. Handles with some wear. $300 - $600

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419 Cased Lyman Reproduction Remington Percussion Revolver .36 caliber, 6.5” barrel, S/N 27211. Blued finish, brass triggerguard, varnished wood grips. Contained in contemporary wood case with reproduction powder flask, some percussion caps and a plastic cleaning rod. Very good. Retains most of the finish with a turn ring on the cylinder. Mechanically functional, good bore, grips with dings and minor mars, accessories about good to very good as well. $200 - $400

421 18th Century Priming Flask 11.75” o.a.l. including finials on stopper and plug, tapered round horn construction with turned grooves. 2.12” diameter at base, .53” diameter at spout. Iron charging system with single iron suspension ring. Unmarked. Good. Horn with some minor chips and dings, particularly around the areas where the plug is attached via iron nails. Iron stopper apparatus functional, but moderately pitted, metal cleaned to bright with oxidized discoloration present. An interesting and attractive early horn. $500 - $750

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422 Lot of Three Colt Bullet Molds 1) .28 dual cavity brass mold for the Root revolver. Casts one conical and one round ball. Colt marked sprue cutter. Good. Sprue cutter oxidized with light pitting, brass cleaned, cavities very good. 2) .36 dual cavity iron mold for the Navy revolver. Casts one conical and one round ball. Colt marked sprue cutter. Good. Sprue cutter oxidized with light pitting, iron a smoky gray with some scattered oxidation and light pitting, cavities very good. 3) .44 dual cavity brass mold for the Army revolver. Casts one conical and one round ball. Colt marked sprue cutter. Fair. Sprue cutter oxidized with light pitting. Brass heavily worn with numerous impact marks; cavities worn and dinged, about fair. $500 - $1,000

424 Rare 16th Century Combination Powder Tester, Primer And Spanner Wrench 7.75” overall length, tombstone-style top with measurements. Spanner wrench on the sides. Powder measure. All metal is sharp and crisp with gunmetal gray look, some staining. Overall excellent for this rare 16thcentury accoutrement. $750 - $1,500

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423 Small Arms Decapping Tool Kit Wood box stenciled DECAPPING & CLEANING TOOL / OUTFIT on lid. Containing a variety of tools to de-cap and clean used .30 military brass. Set is complete with instructional pamphlet and also includes a box dated 1903 containing marksman’s buttons. Good to very good. Showing use. $300 - $500

425 Iron Mold 7.5” overall, single cavity blued iron model with sprue cutter marked “46”. End of handle threaded for wiper or jag. End of sprue cutter for use as a spanner wrench. Single cavity measures about .457” diameter, casting a bullet about .61” in length with a round nose and flat base. Good. Shows pitting and wear. Screw that secures the sprue cutter is replaced. $300 - $500

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426 Large Brass Single-Cavity Mold 15.5” o.a.l., single-cavity Pritchett-style conical ball mold, casting a nominally 1.11” diameter bullet 1.8” long that is flat based with smooth sides. Iron sprue cutter. Unmarked. Very good. Brass with a deep, uncleaned bronze patina, iron with an oxidized brown patina. Cavity very good. $500 - $1,000

427 Brass Powder Tester 1.75” brass barrel, 1.4” diameter brass wheel with graduations. A simple match ignited eprouvette designed to assess the power and quality of gun powder. Smooth walnut bird’shead grip, simple decorative engraving. Likely European circa 1st quarter of the 19th century. Very good. Brass with a pleasing patina, grip with some handling marks. Appears functional. $300 - $600

428 British Cartridge Box and Belts 1) British black leather “snake buckle” belt, missing brass adjustment piece, with stitching out at end flap, marked waist size “40”, likely 20th century. Fair to good. 2) 46” white buff WD marked sling, about 1.25” wide, with one standing and one sliding loop, opposite end for ties. This basic pattern saw use from the 19th to early 20th century. Likely new old stock for Snider-era Enfields. About fine. 3) WD marked white buff angled cap pouch pattern of 1857 for mounting on cartridge box sling. About fine. 4) 41” white buff WD marked sling, 1.4” wide with one standing and one sliding loop, opposite end for ties. This pattern saw use from the mid-19th to early 20th century. Likely new old stock for Snider-era Enfield carbines. About fine. 5) Black leather ammunition pouch, for belt wear. Approximately 5.25” x 2.25” pouch with 6.25” x 3” flap with artillery regimental plate. About very good. 6) Two-piece WWI-era British Grenadier guard’s belt plate. Very good. $300 - $500

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429 Middle Eastern Snaphance Lock A good detached snaphance lock from a Moroccan toe-lock musket. Engraved with a nice pattern with remnants of silver inlay. Appears to have fire scale on surfaces. Engraving is fairly crisp throughout. $500 - $750

430 Early 17th Century German Musketeer’s Powder Flask A 17th century German musketeer’s flask of characteristic triangular shape, the leather covered wooden body encased with steel borders. The front with engraved steel plaque with baluster outline, the rear fitted with a belt hook, nozzle with spring cut off. 9.625 inches high. Provenance Thomas DelMar, December 2007, Lot 406. Overall good. $500 - $1,000

431 Rare Late 16th Century Combination Screwdriver, Primer and Spanner 7.5” length. Screwdriver, powder measure, spanner wrench. The metal is mostly gunmetal gray with some staining. Overall a very good example of an early accoutrement. Ca 1575-1650. $600 - $1,200

432 Rare Early 16th Century Engraved Flat Horn with Spanner Wrench Built In 8.25” engraved flat horn with spanner wrench incorporated near the bottom of the horn. Wood base fastened with wood pegs. Horn has a nice untouched patina. A very good example of an early accoutrerment. $600 - $1,000

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433 16th-17th Century Highly Chiseled Spanner and Primer 8” length. Wrench on both sides, highly chiseled. Sharp and crisp with a gunmetal gray look. Some light black staining. Overall an excellent example of a rare 16th century accoutrement. $800 - $1,500

434 Chinese Hand Cannon Dated 1581 Length: 22.5 inches, bore diameter: 1.25 inches, a rare and desirable Chinese bronze hand cannon dated 1581 with founder’s name and other details of forging. The only genuine example we have seen in years. The bronze tube of characteristic form with 6 reinforcing rings and ring at muzzle. Breech is reinforced and cascabel hollow for a wooden tiller. Cannon shows great age bronze patina and would be an ideal beginning in a “progress of arms” display. $1,000 - $2,000

435 Lock for Wheellock Rifle A detached wheellock lock. A good detached wheellock lock with deeply struck maker’s mark “MS” with a cross and orb. The internal wheel with pierced cover. The dog finely engraved on the top jaw with a marine monster. Pierced lower part of cock. Cock spring filed and engraved. Interior of lock finely finished with engraving. A very good detached lock by a known maker. Complete and functional with no repairs visible. $1,000 - $1,500

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436 East India Company Pattern 1842 Musket .75 caliber, 39” round, wedge retained barrel, no S/N. Blued and color case hardened finish, brass mountings, walnut stock. Lock with East India Company “Rampant Lion” mark, barrel with London commercial proofs. Additional markings on triggerguard in a foreign character language, possibly Punjabi. Fixed rear sight, socket bayonet lug, spring bayonet catch, sling swivels, iron button head ramrod. At one time the East India Company’s private army was one of the largest military forces in the world, larger even than the British standing army. This is one of the guns purchased commercially, based on British military patterns, and issued to their native troops in India. Good. Retains traces of finish with an oxidized brownish patina, showing scattered surface roughness and some pitting. Mechanically functional, fair bore is dirty and pitted. Original bun-nut hammer screw missing with a period replacement in place. Stock with scattered dings, mars and moderate wear. $500 - $700

437 Pattern 1856 Enfield Cavalry Carbine .577 caliber, 21” round barrel, no S/N. Blued and case hardened finish, brass furniture, walnut stock. Lock marked 1861 / TOWER with {CROWN} / VR marking to rear of hammer. Standard British military proof marks at breech, stock with an 1861 dated War Department storekeeper’s cartouche, a 1st quality mark and the contractor name HOLLAND in the toe of the stock. Counterpane marked J. CROKER, the setter up of the gun. Carbine retains the correct, original 3-leaf rear sight and original captive ramrod. A very nice British military issued cavalry carbine in much better condition than they are normally encountered. Fine. Retains much of the blued finish with some fading, wear and loss. Lock with faded traces of case coloring. Mechanically functional, good bore with scattered pitting. Crisp stock with scattered bumps and dings. $1,500 - $2,500

438 British Pattern 1853 Type II Enfield Rifle Musket .577, 39” round barrel secured by three bands, no S/N. Blued and color case hardened finish, brass furniture, walnut stock. Lock marked 1856 / TOWER forward of the hammer, a small {crown} / {broad arrow} and with the usual {crown} / VR to the rear of the lock plate. Barrel with typical British military proof marks and a set of opposed broad arrow “sold out of service” marks, as a {crown} / S surplus mark. Obverse butt with War Department WD / {broad arrow} marks and another set of opposed broad arrows. Toe of stock marked (HOLLAND) and D.W WITTON, with Holland likely being the manufacturing contractor. Stock flat marked J. JAGGER, the setter-up. The buttplate is rack numbered with the engraved numbers 1/17/559. Has correct Type II pattern solid barrel bands with the upper one being wider than on on Type I, III or IV P1853s, as is correct. Retains the correct early pattern 900-yard rear sight and correct pattern swelled-shank jag-head ramrod. Retains both sling swivels. The gun is accompanied by an RSAF produced P1853 angular socket bayonet. It is marked with a WD / {broad arrow} and {crown} / E/12 marks on the ricasso and rack numbered 12/293 on the socket. A correct Type I War Department inspected scabbard accompanies the bayonet. Very good. Barrel retains some traces of thinning blue, the balance is smooth plum brown patina. Lock with traces of case color and a similar patina. All markings remain crisp and clear throughout. Mechanically functional, very good bore with some lightly scattered pitting. Stock crisp, showing some scattered bumps and dings and an added coat of varnish. Bayonet very good with a bright blade and traces of faded blue on the socket. Scabbard very good. $1,500 - $2,000 174

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439 British Tower Elliot’s Flintlock Cavalry Carbine .65 caliber, 28” pinned round barrel, no S/N. Bright finish, brass furniture, walnut stock. 6” rounded flint lock with pointed tail is marked TOWER in an arc behind the cock and with the usual {crown} / GR and small {crown} / {broad arrow}inspection forward of the cock along with the small initials TL. Integral bridled and fenced, rounded iron pan, rounded swan neck cock. Touchhole with {crown} / 17 inspection. Breech with British military proofs and the initials TL as found on the lock. Obverse stock with storekeeper’s mark that appears to be dated 1805 or 1806. Sling bar on reverse, missing ring, swelled button-head ramrod. This is the later production variant of the Elliott “Light Dragoon” carbine that was initially adopted for use by the 15th Light Dragoons ca 1759-1760. The pattern was approved for general use by the Board of Ordnance in 1773, and these later production guns show some improvements and refinements from the original version. A nice Napoleonic-era British Light Dragoon carbine in its original flintlock configuration. Very good. Metal light cleaned to bright, with all markings remaining crisp and clear. Mechanically fine, very good bore with scattered light oxidation. One of the lock mounting screws is a little short of full-length. Stock with scattered bumps, dings and handling marks. Some scattered areas of added finish are present, most noticeable around the apron and wrist. $4,000 - $6,000

440 English Double-Barrel Hammer Shotgun By W. Ford 28 ga. chambers, 25 bore (.577) muzzles, 22” barrels, S/N 402. Browned finish, case hardened receiver, checkered walnut stock and forend. External hammers, extractors. 12.5” length of pull, 2.125” drop at comb. Barrels marked: WILLIAM FORD 23 LOVEDAY St. / St. MARY’S BIRMINGHAM. Locks neatly engraved with tight foliate scrolls and marked W. FORD. Receiver engraved en-suite. Bottoms of barrels with usual Birmingham black powder commercial proof marks and “25” gauge mark. William Ford worked in Birmingham ca 1885-1900, using the 23 Loveday Street address ca 1885-1888. (Bailey) Fine. Retains strong traces of faux Damascus pattern brown finish on the barrels and nice traces of case color on the locks, hammers and receiver. Tight action, mechanically functional, very good bores that need to be cleaned. Stock with crisp checkering, but showing wear and finish loss, particularly on the butt, along with scattered bumps, dings and handling marks. A lovely little antique lady’s or child’s 28-gauge for black powder only. $1,500 - $2,500

441 Charles Daly Marked Drilling by J.P. Sauer 12 gauge/unknown nominally .30 rifle barrel, 27.75” barrels, S/N 44294. Browned finish, case hardened frame, checkered pistol-gripped stock with checkered splinter forend. Matching full serial number is found on the barrel lug, water table and triggerguard tang, last three numbers in forend. Matted top rib marked: FINE DAMASCUS BARRELS, lightly engraved locks marked CHARLES DALY. Water table markings indicate that this gun was produced for Charles Daly by J.P. Sauer & Sohn. Both London commercial and German marks are found under the barrels, which are marked with the Sauer logo as well as PRUSSIA. Side lever action, exposed hammers, wrist mounted barrel selector. Folding peep sight in wrist, fixed dovetailed rear sight on barrel rib, dovetailed front sight. Checkered hard rubber buttplate. 13.25” length of pull, 3” drop at comb. Chamber and bore measurements suggest the rifle barrel is chambered for a rimmed cartridge similar to the .32-20 dimensionally. Very good. Barrels retain some traces of brown and strong Damascus patterning. Frame with some nice case color, most of which has faded and dulled. Markings remain crisp and clear. Mechanically functional, shotgun bores fine and bright, rifle more dirty with scattered oxidation. Stock with numerous bumps and dings, and some hash marks cut into the top of the obverse stock. $2,000 - $3,000

442 Wheellock Hunting Rifle 50 caliber, 33” barrel, no S/N. A German wheellock hunting rifle. A good 17th century German wheellock sporting rifle by Christian Negili Rodner, dated 1687. A good example of a German wheellock gun of the late 17th century, the lock with internal wheel engraved and pierced hammer, filed hammer spring, flat-lock plate. The heavy octagonal barrel swamped at the muzzle. Iron triggerguard, buttplate, and ramrod pipes. The figured walnut full stock with some carving at butt and breech tang. Lock condition is good, engraving fairly crisp with surface pitting. Barrel has been heavily cleaned and is now bright steel with minor pitting throughout. Walnut stock has been heavily cleaned and is now slightly undersized at butt. Set trigger mechanism functions. An attractive example of a dated wheellock gun. $4,000 - $6,000 SEE DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS, ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS AND CONDITION REPORTS OF ALL LOTS AT COWANS.COM

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443 J. Lang Double-Barrel 6-Bore Percussion Shotgun 6-bore, 32� barrels secured by a single key, 2601. Browned and case hardened finish, blued triggerguard and buttplate, checkered straight grip figured walnut stock and checkered forend. Barrel rib marked: J LANG 22 COCKSPUR STREET LONDON. Sidelocks marked J LANG and engraved with game scenes and tight foliate scrolls. Engraved hammers, iron mounts engraved en-suite. Triggerguard and entry pipe with engraved pineapple motif finials. London commercial proof marks under barrel, along with 6-bore gauge mark. Platinum blow-outs in breeches. Two iron thimbles and the entry pipe retain a rosewood rammer with brass tip and removable brass jag at end revealing a ball screw. A lovely high grade large bore gun by a superb London maker who worked at the above address in the Charring Cross section of London ca 1853-1874. Fine. Retains much of the browned finish and Damascus patterning on the barrels, all marks and engraving remain crisp and clear. Mechanically functional, fine, bright bores. Stock with light handling marks and crisp checkering. A wonderful large London made bore percussion double. $5,000 - $10,000

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444 Wheellock Musket 70 caliber, 41.5� barrel, no S/N. A classic early continental wheellock military musket. Probably Italian, ca 1630, of a type used throughout Europe and colonial America. The massive lock with push-on safety is engraved on hammer, wheel-cover, and various small parts. All parts appear to be original of the period. The octagonalto-round barrel has a proof at breech (unknown). Musket has iron triggerguard and buttplate and walnut full stock, with rudimentary staghorn inlay surrounding triggerguard, barrel pins, and nose cap. What distinguishes this rare military musket from others of its type is the superb condition of its metal work. The lock has no pitting and appears to have much of its original polish. Barrel has virtually no pitting either and has considerable original polish under old grease. The stock is extremely crisp and original, with one very small age crack at toe, and two 1� inset panels at front barrel pin. The front ramrod pipe, likely of staghorn engraved to match, it missing and presumed lost. The ramrod has original scrimshawed stag-horn tip. This remarkable musket must have come from a European ancestral arsenal in order to remain in such pristine condition after centuries. $6,000 - $12,000

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445 Pair of Pistols Marked Gastine-Renette Presented by Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte III .70 caliber, 8.5625” barrels. Massive cased pair of over-under deeply rifled Belgian percussion pistols made for GastineRenette and given by Napoleon III as President of the French Republic to Albert La Rouviere at Saint-Cyr on his graduation from the military college of France. The massive and elegant pistols with engraved back action locks finished in French grey. The long heavily rifled barrels with liege proofs are signed “FNI. P. Gastine-Renette, Paris.” The walnut butts finely checkered with steel butt trap and lanyard loop. Interior of case has a dramatic gilt presentation reading “Donne par Monsieur le President de la Republique a leleve Albert La Rouvierre St. Cyr 2 Setembre 1850.” French fitted case contains all original accessories, including mold, mallet, rods, screwdriver, cap box, boxes, and jags. Albert La Rouvierre enjoyed a distinguished career in the military, and was awarded the Legion of Honor on 1885. A most impressive presidential presentation set of pistols to an important person in the history of France. Back action locks have no pitting or corrosion. Barrels have all of a period re-brown finish. Pistols show little to no use, nipples still have much of original finish, actions are extremely crisp. Fired blue ramrods appear to be original. Both pistols in virtually identical condition. Stocks have most of their original varnish. Exterior of original case in excellent condition with only minor veneer lifting and much original finish. Interior of the case has a faded purplish-brown felt lining the lid. $7,500 - $15,000

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446 Cased J Lang Double-Barrel Carriage Pistol 50 caliber, 3.75” barrels, S/N 1251. A spectacular cased double-barrel percussion carriage pistol by J. Lang, Haymarket London. The back-action locks are superbly engraved. The ramrod is also engraved at the tip. Contains a full walnut stock with checkering. Wooden case with full Lang maker’s label. Original key and ramrod oil bottle. Nipple wrench and screwdriver present. The exterior of case is fine, with one tight crack in lid (does not detract). This splendid small carriage pistol would be impossible to upgrade. Preserved in virtually pristine mint condition throughout. The back-action retains nearly all their original dull case colors. The push-on safeties retain all their original brilliant niter blue. The barrels retain virtually all of their original magnificent Damascus brown finish. The triggerguard retains nearly all of its original brilliant peacock blue. The pineapple finial retains much of its original dull grey case colors. The steel buttcap retains all of its original vibrant case colors. The stirrup ramrod has much original blue. The muzzles have most of their original bright polish with only minor staining. The figured walnut full stock retains nearly all its original varnish, with only the slightest marks. Checkering is as crisp as the day it left J. Lang’s workshop. The case is in excellent condition throughout. Three-way leather flask retains nearly all its original bright polish - leather is perfect. Mold is bright with some staining. Interior of box with only minor imperfections. $10,000 - $15,000

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447 Cased Pair of Joseph Manton Tubelock Dueling Pistols 45 caliber, 9.25” barrels, no S/N, by Joseph Manton ca 1837 (according to Neil and Back - Pp. 176 and 282). A superb and very rare cased pair of English tubelock dueling pistols by the master Joseph Manton, ca 1837. Pictured and cataloged in the Met. Museum Exhibition of Clay P. Bedford’s collection of early firearms of Great Britain and Ireland exhibited at the Met. Museum of Art in 1971. Contains beautifully engraved locks with tubelock mechanisms. The figured walnut half stocks with horned fore-end tip and flattened checkering with silver thumbpiece. Pistols also contains octagonal barrels and elaborately engraved triggerguards. Case hardened breeches with platinum line and platinum touch mark stamped “Joseph Manton Patent.” Cased in their original green lined case, with full Joseph Manton paper label intact and original. Accessories comprising of two-way flask by Sikes and base. Other accessories including brushes, screw-driver, patch cutter, and handle for mallet. Though not as popular as Joseph Manton flintlock duelers, his tubelock duelers are far, far rarer. This pair is a prize for the collector of systems, as well as for the collector of the finest cased English dueling pistols. Adding to their luster is the distinguished provenance of Clay P. Bedford and his groundbreaking exhibition at the Met. Museum of Art. This superb case set is in exemplary condition throughout, beautifully engraved locks with tubelock mechanisms retain much of their original case hardening. The tube springs retain nearly all their original niter blue. The octagonal barrels retain nearly 100% of their original period Damascus re-brown. Triggerguards elaborately engraved retain nearly 100% of their original bright peacock blue. Pineapple finials dull case hardened. Ramrods appear to be original. Both pistols of the very finest Manton quality throughout. Exterior of case with split-ring in fine condition. Accessories comprising two-way flask by Sikes retaining nearly all its original lacquer brown, spout, and base retaining nearly all their original finish. Clay Bedford Pg. 89 and 90 $20,000 - $40,000

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448 Cased Rigby Double Shotgun .28 gauge, 27” barrels, S/N 17356. Chokes are full, and modified, marked on the center rib John Rigby & Co 72 St James SS Street London. Engraved boxlock frame in the English banknote-style. Double trigger, blue barrels, polished frame with blue floor plate and trigger bow. Finely figured walnut stock and forearm, checkered straight grip stock and splinter forearm. Rigby rubber pad. Cased in a leather truck-style case with red lining and Rigby label with all of the company-supplied accessories. Factory records state the following:No.17356, shipped 15 August 1906, B.P. Misa, “Class D Toplever Double Hiess Ejector gun”, 28b, 27” steel barrels, 13 7/8 stock length, 5 lbs The barrels retain nearly all of the original blue finish. The slightest of blue wear around the muzzles. Markings on the barrel are crisp and sharp. Top lever banknote-style engraved and retains all of the original blue finish. Frame has been cleaned to bright with sharp and crisp markings. Banknote engraving is sharp and crisp. Triggerguard retains nearly all of the original blue finish with nice banknote engraving. Bores are excellent. Frame locks up like a vault. LOP 14.5” with pad without the pad it is 13 7/8”. Drop at the heel 2.25”. Case is in excellent condition with excellent lining and label. Labels on the inside of the case are excellent. The weight of the gun is 5.2 lbs. $15,000 - $25,000

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449 British Volunteer Bayonet 20” flat, spear-point blade, 1.25” wide with 13.5” fullers. 3.75” socket, .830” bore, 2” muzzle to stud distance, mortised for a top stud. Heavily rimmed and bridged at rear of socket. Consignor notes list this as a Ferguson bayonet, but it does not conform to the handful of known examples dimensionally and those bayonets are mortised for a bottom stud. Good, with a dull gray patina, scattered oxidation and light pitting and some impact marks. $100 - $200

450 Lot of Two British Carbine Socket Bayonets 1) Early British carbine or officer’s fusil bayonet, with shield shank juncture at socket and flat neck face. 13.75” flat, unfullered blade, 3.75” socket mortised for a narrow top stud, bore .888”. Muzzle-to-stud distance 1.18”. Reinforced socket with bridge broken. Ca 1740s-1760s. Good with obvious forging flaws in the blade, some oxidation, discoloration and scattered pitting. 2) British carbine bayonet, 17” unfullered blade, 4” socket mortised for a top stud, bore .806”, M-S distance, 1.88”. Weak {crown} inspection on blade, marked WOOLLEY on ricasso. Very good with scattered surface oxidation. $150 - $300

451 British Pattern 1856 Saber Bayonet 22.5” semi-Yataghn blade, 5.25” hilt with iron guard and checkered leather grips. Muzzle ring diameter 20.2mm. Bayonet lug mating number 192 on pommel cap, otherwise unmarked. With iron mounted lather scabbard and frog. For the Pattern 1856 Enfield short rifle. Good to very good. Blade bright with most of the polish, hilt with heavily oxidized brown patina. Grips very good. Scabbard good with finish loss and wear, frog with more wear. $150 - $250 186

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452 Lot of Three British India Pattern Socket Bayonets 1) 17.5” blade, 4” socket, bore approximately .96”. Ricasso inspected with {crown} / 5 mark and with illegible maker’s mark below. Very good overall, metal lightly cleaned with scattered surface oxidation and light pitting. 2) 17.5” blade, 4” socket, bore approximately .91”. Ricasso inspected with {crown} / 6 mark and with DAWES maker’s mark below. Additional marks on the blade include a large S and an * near the shank. Socket marked 8/15. Very good overall, metal lightly cleaned with scattered surface oxidation and light pitting. 3) 16.5” blade, 4” socket, bore approximately .91”. Reproduction India pattern bayonet marked OSBORN / & GUNBY. Very good overall, metal mostly bright. $200 - $400

453 Victorian Era British Police Truncheon with Holster 14.375” in overall length, 1.25” diameter at widest point, 4” long, .80” diameter handle with palm swell and 9 gripping grooves. Truncheon painted black, with decorative painting of the Victorian-era British royal cypher and Parish of Walcot (a suburb of Bath). Tip of truncheon painted with the number 31. Leather lanyard in hole in grip. Club is contained in a black leather belt holster with attached cover that is marked with a {crown} / VR on the reverse of the belt loop. Very good, with some paint loss due to age and use. Holster very good. $200 - $400

454 Lot of Three British Bayonets - 1 Volunteer and 2 Native Troops 1) Volunteer pattern socket-saber bayonet. 19.5” flat blade, 1.18” wide, with 14.5” fullers, 3.75” socket with heavily rimmed rear reinforcement with bridge. Bore measures .830”, 2” muzzle-to-stud distance, mortised for top stud. Marked with a punch dot and an R on the face of the blade. Very good. with scattered oxidation, scattered pitting and old, dried oil. 2) India-made sappers & miners bayonet. 22” flat, unfullered, 1.25” wide spear-point blade. 3.875” socket with .925” bore, 2” M-S distance, mortised for top stud with a heavily rimmed and bridged rear. Good. Moderately oxidized with with scattered pitting, heaviest at point. 3) India-made sappers & miners bayonet with guard for India catch. 25.25”, 1.25” wide spear-point blade with 18” fullers. 4.625” socket with .884” bore, rimmed and bridge socket with India catch lug, 2.85” M-S distance, mortised for top stud, iron knuckle bow. Very good, metal mostly smooth with surface oxidation. $300 - $600 SEE DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS, ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS AND CONDITION REPORTS OF ALL LOTS AT COWANS.COM

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455 Lot of Three British M1887 Martini Henry MkIII Bayonets 1) 18.5” unfullered, spear-point blade, 5.25” hilt with press-checkered leather grips. .71” bore diameter, Wilkinson marked on ricasso with British military inspections on both sides. Includes iron mounted leather scabbard with leather frog. Serial numbers on scabbard and bayonet do not match. Good. Bayonet cleaned to pewter gray with some scattered pitting. Scabbard and frog good. 2) 18.5” unfullered, spear-point blade, 5.25” hilt with press-checkered leather grips. .71” bore diameter, Wilkinson marked on ricasso with British military inspections on both sides. Includes brass mounted leather scabbard. No serial number on scabbard. Good. Blade with thick coat of old, dried grease, with some scattered pitting. Scabbard good. 3) 18.5” unfullered, spear-point blade, 5.25” hilt with press-checkered leather grips. .71” bore diameter, Wilkinson marked on ricasso with British military inspections on both sides. Faris, Hindi or Punjabi characters on cross guard. Includes brass-mounted leather scabbard. No serial number on scabbard. Good. Blade with thick coat of old, dried grease, with some scattered pitting. Scabbard good. $300 - $500

456 British Pattern 1859 Naval Cutlass Bayonet 26.75” unfullered, spear-point blade, 1.46” wide, with 7.5” false edge. 5.5” hilt with full-basket sheet iron guard and muzzle ring with .818” bore with forward swept quillon on top. Press-checkered leather grips. Ricasso marked CK/C, likely a Kirschbaum mark, as nearly all P1859 Naval cutlass bayonet blades were produced in Solingen. Includes iron mounted leather scabbard. For the British Pattern 1858 naval rifle. Good to very good. Bayonet with a mottled gray patina, surface oxidation and some light pitting. Grips fine with little wear or loss. Scabbard worn with old repair in body and incorrect pattern replaced drag. $300 - $500

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457 English Plug Bayonet Bayonet, blade length: 11.5 inches. Overall length: 17.75 inches. A good 17th century plug bayonet (English) with clip point blade. Brass quillion and pommel nut with sculpted head. Turned rosewood grip in fine condition. Blade is gray and stained, but good for a plug bayonet of this period. $600 - $800

458 British Pattern 1845 Naval Cutlass 28.75” slightly curved, spear point blade with 6” false edge. 5.25” iron hilt with sheet iron disk guard and tapered knuckle bow. Bright blade, black painted hilt. Good. Blade oxidized and evenly pitted over its entire length. Hilt with much of the black paint remaining. $600 - $900

459 Classic 17th Century Steel Hilted English Sword 27.6875” curved, single-edged blade with 21.5” unstopped fuller at spine, 1.25” wide at ricasso. 5.25” hilt with pierced iron, down-turned guard, shell motif counterguard and simple rolled quillon on top. Simple decorations on knuckle bow, which is secured to the pommel cap at the rear with an old screw. Two holes in counter guard suggest missing guard branches. A classic Walloon hilt form. Turned wood grip with palm swell. Good. Blade cleaned with a dull smoky gray patina, showing scattered discoloration, oxidation and light to moderate pitting. Hilt with a dull pewter patina and scattered surface oxidation, showing some pitting as well. Grip with nicks and dings. Blade and hilt solid, knuckle guard with crack in bow. $1,000 - $1,500

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460 English Plug Bayonet James II Bayonet, blade length: 15.75 inches. Overall length: 23 inches. An extremely fine and very rare 17th century English plug bayonet with broad curved clip point blade engraved with large crown over “J2 R” for James II King of England. The reverse side engraved “GOD SAVE KING JAMES 2 ANNO DOMINI 1686.” Bayonet with shell guard and writhen quillion block. Pommel nut writhen en suite. Turned English walnut grip. The largest and rarest English military plug bayonet we have cataloged. This very rare bayonet is in remarkable condition for its age. Engraving on left side is still fairly crisp. Engraving on right side is well worn. Blade itself has been cleaned leaving an almost Damascus finish. Edge has five minute chips. Wood grip is very good with fine hand patina. $2,000 - $4,000

461 English Plug Bayonet Bayonet, blade length: 14.5 inches. Overall length: 21 inches. A very rare and historic English clip point plug bayonet engraved on the left face CAPTAIN JOHN BUCKI (ngham) ANNO DOM 1686. The right engraved with a crown over “J2R” for King James II. Brass shell guard with turned brass quillions. The engraved pommel nut en suite. A fantastic piece of English history and one of the very rarest plug bayonets. Blade is stained but engraving is quite crisp and legible The turned English bog oak grip exhibits lovely hand patina. Bayonet has never been dismounted. $2,000 - $4,000

462 Wooden Marlin Spike 10.75” overall length, tapered, turned wood spike 1.57” in diameter at widest point. Brass screw in top. Contained in a Harts patent scabbard for ice picks, patented in 1931. Good. Wood with some bumps, dings and finish loss. Scabbard with wear, crazing and finish loss. Belt clip on reverse loose. $200 - $400

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463 Lot of Eight Books US Ordnance “Descriptions and Rules For the Management of” 1) Descriptions and Rules For the Management Of The SPRINGFIELD RIFLE, CARBINE AND ARMY REVOLVERS CALIBER .45. Bluish-green pasteboard cover, printed in 1898. Good 2) Descriptions and Rules For the Management Of The SPRINGFIELD RIFLE, CARBINE AND ARMY REVOLVERS CALIBER .45. Bluish-green pasteboard cover, printed in 1882. Fair with staining and foxing. 3) Descriptions and Rules For the Management Of The SPRINGFIELD RIFLE, CARBINE AND ARMY REVOLVERS CALIBER .45. Bluish-green pasteboard cover, printed in 1898. Good. 4) Descriptions and Rules For the Management Of The U.S. MAGAZINE RIFLE, MODEL OF 1903, CALIBER .30. Tan pasteboard cover, printed in 1906. Good. 5) Descriptions and Rules For the Management Of The U.S. MAGAZINE RIFLE, MODEL OF 1903, CALIBER .30. Tan pasteboard cover, printed in 1906. Fair with some binding loss. 6) Descriptions and Rules For the Management Of The U.S. MAGAZINE RIFLE, MODEL OF 1903, CALIBER .30. Blue pasteboard cover, printed in 1917. Good. 7) Descriptions and Rules For the Management Of The U.S. MAGAZINE RIFLE, MODEL OF 1903, CALIBER .30. Bluish-green paper cover, printed in 1918. Good. 8) Rules for the Inspection of ARMY REVOLVERS and GATLING GUNS. Bluish-green paper cover, printed in 1875. Good. $300 - $400

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Historic Firearms and Early Militaria Premier Auction October 30, 2018 10:00 am ET Bid in person, by phone, absentee or live online

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Award Winning High Art Contemporary Cased Pennsylvania Long Rifle and Accessories Made for Douglas Lawrence Joy by Hugh Toenjes To be offered October 30, 2018

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Firmin & Sons Confederate Naval Officers Sword To be offered October 31, 2018

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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 non-resident. DISCLAIMER: Neither Cowan’s Auctioneers, 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 196

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Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives at www.atf.gov. The three forms necessary to fill out upon purchase of machine guns will be supplied by Cowan’s Auctions. These forms are: 1) ATF Form #4 (and possibly ATF Form #5) 2) Fingerprint Card, and 3) ATF form 5330.20 Certificate of Compliance. 1. Cowan’s Auction policy is that the buyer will assume all transfer fees relating to the purchase of Class III weapons. 2. All buyers are expected to promptly fill out paperwork and comply with all related laws and regulations. 3. Please allow up to three months, if necessary, for paperwork to be completed to transfer a machine gun. By registering and bidding in an auction conducted by Cowan’s Auctions, Inc. (“Cowan’s”), Bidders (whether present in person, by telephone, by agent, by written or telephone absentee bid instruction, or through a live internet connection) agree to be bound by these terms. These are the complete and only terms and conditions on which all property is offered for sale. Cowan’s retains the right to bar any Bidder from participating in any auction and to exclude or reject any bid. 1) ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS Bidding on any item, whether in person, by phone, by absentee bid or via a live internet auction indicates the Bidder’s agreement to be bound by these Terms and Conditions for Bidders. Any right of Bidder under this agreement shall not be assignable and shall only be enforceable by the original buyer. The rights and obligations of the parties shall be governed by the laws of the state of Ohio. All Bidders submit to the personal jurisdiction of the state and federal courts in Hamilton County in the State of Ohio. 2) REGISTRATION All Bidders must register their name, permanent street address (no P.O. Boxes), and telephone number prior to the auction. Unless known to Cowan’s, all registrants are required to present two forms of identification, at least one of which must include a current photograph. Bidders may be required to present a valid credit card. By registering with Cowan’s or submitting an absentee bid form, registrant authorizes Cowan’s to obtain a copy of his or her consumer credit report and authorizes Cowan’s, at its sole discretion, to use the information contained therein to make business decisions regarding the registrant’s participation in the bidding process. 3) TERMS OF SALE Announcements made the day of auction take precedence over any previous communication. The auctioneer reserves the right to withdraw any lot at any time before its final sale and to reject any bid for any reason. The highest Bidder for each lot acknowledged by the auctioneer shall be the “buyer”. If any dispute arises as to any bidding, or between two or more Bidders, at the sole discretion of the auctioneer, the successful Bidder will be determined or the disputed lot shall be put up again at the last undisputed bid and resold. 4) BUYER’S PREMIUM (a) Buyer’s Premium for live “Antique and Modern Firearms” auctions; the Auctioneer will collect and retain from the Buyer, as additional commission, a premium equal to 17.5% the Sale Price of each Lot up to and including $500,000, plus 10% of the amount by which the Sale Price exceeds $500,000. (b) Buyer’s Premium for all other auctions the Auctioneer will collect and retain from the Buyer, as additional commission, a premium equal to 20% the Sale Price of each Lot up to and including $500,000, plus

15% of the amount by which the Sale Price exceeds $500,000. (c) Buyer’s Premium for online, timed and other third-party bidding platforms may vary. 5) ESTIMATES AND RESERVES Presale estimates are intended to be guides and may or may not reflect the ultimate hammer price of a lot. Cowan’s retains the right to change estimates on any lot up to time of sale. A reserve is a confidential minimum price agreed upon by the Seller of the lot and Cowan’s. In the case of reserved lots, the Seller has authorized Cowan’s to bid on Seller’s behalf until the reserve price is reached. In no case will the reserve be higher than the low presale estimate. Unless otherwise stated, Cowan’s standard house reserve on all property at auction is one-half of the low estimate. 6) WARRANTIES AND DISCLAIMERS Cowan’s makes a limited warranty only to the original buyer of record concerning the authenticity of each lot for a period of 14 days after Bidder’s receipt of the purchased lot. If a buyer is not satisfied that the lot purchased is genuine, the buyer may, at his or her own expense, obtain the opinion of two mutually agreed upon recognized experts in the field of the disputed lot. If these experts determine that the item is not genuine, the buyer’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the rescission of the sale and refund of the amount paid for the item. It is specifically understood and agreed that the rescission of the sale and refund is exclusive and in lieu of any other remedy which might otherwise be available as a matter of law or in equity, and such remedy is conditioned upon the buyer returning the property in the same condition as at the time of sale. Cowan’s shall not be liable for any incidental or consequential damages. All sales are final, with no returns or refunds except as provided in this limited warranty. Except as provided in the immediately preceding paragraph, EVERY LOT IS SOLD “AS IS”, without any representations or warranties by Cowan’s or the Seller as to merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, condition or value of the property, or the correctness or completeness of the catalog or other description of the property, and no statement, whether written or oral, shall be deemed such a representation, warranty or assumption of liability. Cowan’s makes no representation or warranty that the buyer of manuscript material, photographs, prints or works of art will acquire any copyright or reproduction rights. Cowan’s does not guarantee the working order of any clock, watch, electronic or mechanical device. Dimensions given in the catalog descriptions may be approximate. 7) INSPECTION Prospective buyers are advised to personally examine any lots in which they are interested prior to the auction. All lots are available for inspection prior to the auction. Condition reports for most items can be found online at Cowan’s website, www.cowans. com, and prospective Bidders are encouraged to contact Cowan’s directly for additional information regarding the condition of any lot. Cowan’s does not warrant the condition of any item. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Buyers interested in the condition of an item are encouraged to contact Cowan’s and, to the best of our ability, we will document for the prospective Bidder the condition status on any lot. Condition is always a subjective evaluation and final responsibility rests with the buyer to assess the condition of any item sold by Cowan’s.

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8) DEFINITIONS OF AUTHORSHIP “By” or “Maker/Artist” — in our opinion, the work is by the artist or maker stated “Attributed to” — in our opinion, the work is probably, but not definitely, by the artist or maker stated “Signed” or “Marked” — in our opinion, the signature or mark is that of the stated artist or maker “Bearing the signature (or mark) of” — in our opinion, the signature or mark is probably, but not definitely, that of the artist or maker stated “Circle of” — in our opinion, the work is of the period and by an artist or maker closely associated with the stated artist or maker “School of” — in our opinion, the work is by a pupil or follower of the stated artist or maker “Manner of” — in our opinion, the work is of the period and done in the style of the stated artist or maker “After” — in our opinion, the work is a copy of a work by the stated artist or maker ABSENTEE, TELEPHONE AND INTERNET BIDDING Absentee and telephone bidding is offered as a free service to our customers and prospective Bidders. Cowan’s shall not be responsible for any errors or failures in executing bids, either absentee, telephone or via the internet. Cowan’s cannot warrant or guarantee any phone or absentee bids made or altered on the day of the auction. All bids must be placed in U.S. Dollars and reflect the bid increments as defined by the Auctioneer. 9) ABSENTEE BIDDING Absentee bids are accepted via phone, fax, email and on Cowan’s website. Such bids will be posted with the time and date of arrival, with ties being awarded to the earliest Bidder. Absentee bids that are faxed or emailed to Cowan’s need to be in the office at least 2 hours before the sale begins. An absentee Bidder unknown to Cowan’s may be required to submit a bank letter of credit prior to the auction, or, using a credit card, deposit with Cowan’s a fee equaling 30% of the absentee bid. All absentee bids are executed competitively by a member of the auction staff. The auction staff will try to purchase the lot for the lowest price possible and will bid up to the amount designated by the absentee Bidder only if necessary. Cowan’s does not accept “buy bids,” or absentee bids which have no limit. In the event of a tie bid between a floor and an absentee Bidder, the floor bid will be honored. 10) TELEPHONE BIDDING Bidding live via the telephone is available on a first come, first served basis. In order for Cowan’s to efficiently serve the needs of those who wish to bid by phone, please note the following: (a) To participate in the auction by telephone, potential Bidders must complete and sign the bid form and check “I WISH TO BID BY TELEPHONE” for the designated lots. Potential Bidders may also reserve a phone line on Cowan’s website. If faxing or emailing requests for phone bidding, they need to be in Cowan’s office 2 hours before the sale begins. Once the auction begins, bids left on Cowan’s website or emailed may not be retrieved by the staff. (b) As a registered telephone bidder, Bidders are aware the bidding begin at the minimum of one half of the low estimate. (c) Telephone Bidders are advised to indicate an “insurance bid”, which amount will become an absentee bid, pursuant to the absentee

bidding process set forth above, if Cowan’s cannot reach the Bidder by telephone for a particular indicated lot. (d) Telephone Bidders must disable any caller ID or other call blocking mechanism. (e) Cowan’s sells about 100 lots per hour, so telephone Bidders should plan accordingly. Cowan’s will attempt to reach each telephone Bidder, but Cowan’s is in no way responsible for missed calls. 11) INTERNET BIDDING Internet bidding is available through our website; additionally, Cowan’s may post certain auctions on Bidsquare.com or Proxibid.com. There may be terms which apply solely to internet bids that should be reviewed online at the time of sale. Cowan’s is not responsible for any failure to execute a bid and shall have no liability to any Bidder for any technical or other failure associated with an internet auction. 12) BIDDING INCREMENTS The following increments are used at the auction. Absentee bids must fall within these increments. Cowan’s will automatically adjust any absentee bid to the closest increment if the bid falls outside the published range of increments. For Bids Falling Between Bidding Increment $0-500 $25 $501-1,000 $50 $1,001-3,000 $100 $3,001-5,000 $250 $5,001 and up $500 or at the discretion of the auctioneer Cowan’s reserves the right to modify increments at any time during the auction. AFTER THE AUCTION 13) BUYER’S RESPONSIBILITY Upon the fall of the hammer, title to the offered lot shall pass to the buyer and the buyer immediately (a) assumes full risk and responsibility for the lot, including liability for loss or damage and (b) is liable for payment of the Purchase Price (as defined below) to Cowan’s. It is the buyer’s responsibility to ask specific questions on condition related concerns prior to the auction. Cowan’s will not rescind sales with buyers that have disputes regarding firearm’s bore condition. 14) PURCHASE PRICE AND PAYMENT The “Purchase Price” for each lot shall equal the hammer price, buyer’s premium, sales tax and, if applicable, all packing, handling, insurance and shipping costs. Buyers who are present at the auction must pay the full Purchase Price at the time of the sale. Buyers who bid by telephone, by internet, or who are absentee Bidders will be invoiced within 5 days after the close of the auction and must pay the full Purchase Price for each purchased lot within 14 days after the date of the auction. No property will be released by Cowan’s unless the Purchase Price has been paid in full and the payment has cleared. Payments must be made with cash, personal or traveler’s check or credit card or wire transfers. Bidders from outside the continental United States are required to pay via wire transfer unless previously known to Cowan’s. For Fine Jewelry, Coin and Currency, and Fine Silver auctions, Bidders previously unknown to Cowan’s may purchase up to $1,000 via credit card with the remaining balance settled via cash, personal or traveler’s check or credit card or wire transfers. Bidders without prior credit card approval who intend on making purchases in excess of $10,000 must provide credit information such as a bank letter of credit prior to bidding.

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PLEASE NOTE: A surcharge of 3% will be assessed to all credit card transactions. This surcharge is not greater than our cost of acceptance. Institutional billing may be available, and should be arranged prior to the auction. Cowan’s may impose late charges of 1.5% per month (or the highest interest rate allowed) on any amount owed to Cowan’s that remains unpaid after 30 days. Buyer shall be liable for any collection costs or attorney’s fees incurred by Cowan’s to collect payment, to the extent permitted by law. 15) SALES TAX Buyers are required to pay any applicable state and local sales tax. 16) SHIPPING At the request of the buyer, Cowan’s will authorize the shipment of purchased items usually within two weeks after payment has been received. Shipment is generally made via UPS or Fed-Ex Ground. Unless buyer gives special instructions, the shipping method shall be at the sole discretion Cowan’s Auctions. Cowan’s is in no way responsible for the acts or omissions of independent handlers, packers or shippers of purchased items or for any loss, damage or delay from the packing or shipping of any property. ADVICE TO INTERNATIONAL BUYERS Cowan’s will not ship any package containing a firearm to any location other than within the United States. Buyers outside the United States must make their own shipping arrangements taking full risk for the transportation of any firearm. Property made of or containing certain plant or animal materials, such as coral, crocodile, ivory, whalebone, baleen, tortoiseshell, etc., may require a license or certificate before exportation from the United States and importation to another country. If a purchase contains these materials, the Buyer must check the government wildlife import requirements in the countries from which and to which the item is being shipped prior to bidding. Since the export and import licenses are independently issued by the countries of origin and destination, obtaining one does not guarantee that you can obtain the other. Purchasers are responsible for making timely payments on items won at auction, even if a license is delayed or denied. 17) SHIPPING CHARGES Buyers are required to pay for all packing, shipping and insurance charges. Overseas duty charges are the responsibility of the successful Bidder. Be aware that for larger and/or valuable items, shipping charges can be substantial. 18) REMOVAL AND STORAGE OF PROPERTY AND CANCELLATION OF SALE It is the responsibility of the Buyer to remove purchased property. If purchased property has not been removed, or Cowan’s has not received shipping instructions within 90 days after the auction date, Cowan’s may, at its option, cancel the sale, retaining as liquidated damages any payments made by the buyer, and/or resell the property at auction or by any other commercially reasonable means, for the account and at the risk of the buyer, and in such event, buyer shall be liable for the payment of all deficiencies plus all of Cowan’s costs, including but not limited to storage and costs of both sales. This right of cancellation is in addition to any and all other remedies available to Cowan’s. Copyright © 2018 Cowan’s Auctions

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