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FIREARMS AUCTION FEATURING THE COLLECTION OF

THE LATE STEPHEN H. ROMANOFF

OCTOBER 22, 2011


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Main Gallery: 2 690 Stratf ord Ro ad, PO Box 3 69 Delaware, Ohio 4 3 015 P : 7 40-3 62-4 771 F: 7 40-3 63-0 164 Email: in fo@gar ths .com Web : www.gar ths .com

Firearms Auction

WINCHESTER DELUXE MODEL 1873 LEVER-ACTION RIFLE. Second Model, .44-40 caliber, 28" blued octagonal barrel, set trigger, checkered curly walnut stock. S/n 75737. $1,500-$2,500

FEATURING THE COLLECTION OF

THE LATE STEPHEN H. ROMANOFF, PITTSBURGH, PA

SATURDAY,

OCTOBER 22, 2011

BEGINNING AT

10:00 A.M.

PREVIEW TIMES: Monday, October 17 – Thursday, October 20, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday, October 21, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Saturday, October 22, 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. FULLY ILLUSTRATED, ONLINE CATALOGS via www.garths.com & LIVE INTERNET BIDDING AVAILABLE via www.garthslive.com TERMS: 17.5% Buyer’s Premium ~ Cash, Check, Visa® & MasterCard Accepted Absentee and fax bids accepted and bid competitively. Call a day or two before the auction to make arrangements.

PAIR OF U.S. MODEL 1842 PERCUSSION PISTOLS. Henry Aston, Middletown, Connecticut. .54 caliber, 8 1/2" round barrels, walnut stocks with two cartouches. This pair of pistols purportedly belonged to Jacob Scharlte, who served as a musician in the 90th Pennsylvania in 1861 and 1862. $800-$1,200

For your convenience, we will be able to answer your questions about specific items and take your absentee bids by phone. Call (740) 362-4771 or Email inquiries: info@garths.com. Auctioneer’s Note: Garth’s Auctions follows all Federal Firearms Regulations Auctioneers: Richard “Jeff” Jeffers, Amelia Jeffers, Steve Bemiller, and Andrew Richmond

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Accompanying this rifle is a letter from the Winchester Arms Museum (dated 1985) indicating that this rifle was shipped from the warehouse on November 23, 1881. Another letter from Roan Auctions attests tha this rifle was from the estate of John Woods Rich of Woolrich, PA, and that he was the original owner.


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WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER-ACTION RIFLE. Third Model, .32-20 caliber, 24" blued octagonal barrel, walnut stock. S/n 569802B. $1,000-$2,000

ENGRAVED COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET REVOLVER. .31 cal., 5-shot cylinder, 5" octagonal barrel, engraved frame, and ivory grips. S/n 146805 (matching).

WINCHESTER DELUXE MODEL 1873 LEVER-ACTION RIFLE. Second Model, .44-40 caliber, 28" blued octagonal barrel, set trigger, checkered curly walnut stock. S/n 75737. $1,500-$2,500

er’s Note: Garth’s Auctions follows all Federal Firearms Regulations

Accompanying this rifle is a letter from the Winchester Arms Museum (dated 1985) indicating that this rifle was shipped from the warehouse on November 23, 1881. Another letter from Roan Auctions attests that this rifle was from the estate of John Woods Rich of Woolrich, PA, and that he was the original owner.

Engraved on the right side of the grip is "H.D.W.," which, according to tradition, stands for Henry D. Wallen (18191886). Wallen graduated from West Point in 1840 and served in Florida and the West, including during the Mexican War, and served in the 7th US Infantry during the Civil War, during which time he was brevetted lieutenant-colonel, then colonel, and finally, brigadier-general. Though he spent some time in the East following the War, he returned west, and was part of the 1872 Yellowstone Expedition. $1,000-$2,000

SHARPS CONVERSION CARBINE. New Model 1863 or 1865 (top barrel marking worn), .52 cal., 21" round barrel, no patchbox, walnut stock with two cartouches. S/n 74433. One of the cartouches is "DFC" indicating that this was a government contract conversion to use breechloading metallic cartridges, done following the Civil War. $1,000-$2,000

PRESENTATION PERCUSSION PISTOL WITH SCOPE. Lock marked for William Craig, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. .40 cal., 12" octagonal barrel, walnut stock. Fitted with a brass scope engraved "Presented to Capt. E.P. Howland by His friend H. Fitz New York." $1,000-$2,000

ENGRAVED COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY REVOLVER.. Fourth model, .36 caliber, 6-shot cylinder, 7 1/2" octagonal barrel with Hartford address. Engraved frame and brass trigger guard, and ivory grips with inlaid brass shield reading, "Capt. JBP." S/n 101051 (matching). $2,000-$4,000


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METROPOLITAN ARMS NAVY MODEL REVOLVER.

SMITH AND WESSON MODEL NO. 1 REVOLVER.

PLANT'S FRONT-LOADING ARMY REVOLVER.

SHARPS PEPPERBOX PISTOL.

ETHAN ALLEN FIRST MODEL POCKET RIFLE.

ENGRAVED SMITH AND WESSON MODEL NO. 2 OLD MODEL REVOLVER.

COLT MODEL 1877 "LIGHTNING" REVOLVER.

BACON POCKET MODEL REVOLVER.

COLT LIGHTNING REVOLVER.

MARLIN NO. 32 STANDARD 1875 POCKET REVOLVER.

COLT BISLEY MODEL ARMY REVOLVER.

ROGERS AND SPENCER ARMY MODEL REVOLVER.

MANHATTAN POCKET REVOLVER.

COLT NEW LINE REVOLVER.

SMITH AND WESSON MODEL NO. 2 OLD MODEL REVOLVER.


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COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. A.k.a., the "Peacemaker." .45 caliber, 7 1/2" round barrel, 6-shot cylinder, and walnut grips. S/n 26382 (matching). $1,000-$2,000

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ENGRAVED COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY REVOLVER. .44 caliber, six-shot cylinder, 8" round barrel, engraved frame, cylinder, and barrel, and ivory grips. S/n 24074. $1,000-$2,000

CONTRACT MODEL 1841 "MISSISSIPPI" RIFLE. Robbins and Lawrence, Windsor, Vermont. .54 caliber, 33" round barrel, walnut stock. Lock dated 1848, tang dated 1851, and "N.J. Steel" stamped on the left side of the barrel at the breech end. $1,000-$2,000

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WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 LEVER-ACTION RIFLE. Third Model, .45-75 caliber, 28" blued octagonal barrel, walnut stock. S/n 58900. $1,000-$2,000

WINCHESTER DELUXE MODEL 1886 LEVER-ACTION RIFLE. .40-65 W.C.F., 28" blued octagonal barrel, highly figured and checkered walnut stock, peep sight. S/n 50248. $1,500-$2,500

CASED ADAMS PATENT POCKET REVOLVER. Manufactured by the Massachusetts Arms Company. In a mahogany case with a flask and other tools. $800-$1,200

COLT MODEL 1862 POLICE REVOLVER. .36 caliber, 5-shot cylinder, 5 1/2" blued round barrel, New York address, silver-plated brass trigger guard, and walnut grips. S/n 1459 (matching). With period leather holster. $500-$1,000

BACON NAVY MODEL REVOLVER. 1st type. .38 cal., 6-shot cylinder, 6 3/4" octagonal barrel, engraved frame, walnut grips. S/n 185. $800-$1,200


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ENGRAVED SMITH AND WESSON NO. 2 OLD MODEL REVOLVER. A.k.a. Model No. 2 Army, .32 cal., 6-shot cylinder, 6" octagonal barrel, rosewood grips. Elaborately engraved frame and cylinder. S/n 37113. Accompanied by its original holster.

FINE MOORE'S PATENT BELT REVOLVER. .32 cal., 5" octagonal barrel, blued barrel and 7-shot cylinder, gilt brass frame, and ivory grips.

According to an old tag that accompanies this gun, it was was sold by a Mary Kincaid in 1968 and was, according to family tradition, carried by her great grandfather, a captain in the 1st North Carolina Cavalry. $800-$1,200

The elaborate engraved decoration, which includes dogs and two shooting scenes, makes this an exceptional example of the Moore's Patent revolver. $1,500-$2,500

CIVIL WAR ERA SWORD. German blade, mid 19th century.

Left to Right: BOWIE KNIFE WITH LADY LIBERTY GRIPS. $400-$700 One of TWO DIRKS. England. $400-$600 NAVAL DIRK.. $200-$400

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SWORD. American, 2nd quarter-19th century. $600-$1,200

CALIFORNIAN BOWIE KNIFE. $500-$800 NAVAL DIRK. $400-$700

PRESENTATION CIVIL WAR SWORD. American, mid 19th century. $1,000-$2,000

The scabbard is engraved "Presented to Capt. George M. White by Co. E, 15th Regt. CV (Connecticut Volunteer Infantry) as a token of respect Aug. 27th, 1862".


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PRESENTATION CIVIL WAR SWORD. American, mid 19th century. High grade sword with etched blade with name of recipient and makers "E.W. Simons & Bro. Philadelphia, Pa". Fire gilt brass guard and scabbard fittings. The guard has "US", a Minerva head and eagle head fit with red stones (possibly garnets) for eyes. On the scabbard is "Presented to A.H. Brown 1st Lieut. of Co. F, 178th Penna. Regt. by the Members of the Co. As a Token of Regard". Tooled, blued steel grip wrapped with wire and applied initial monogram. The darkened steel scabbard has additional applications of a shield and American eagle with flags. Minor wear to scabbard, 40 1/2"l. overall. Abner H. Brown was Lieutenant of the 178th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment 1862-1863. Muster record copies and a CDV of Lt. Brown included. $3,000-$5,000

EARLY CASED COPY OF A SMITH AND WESSON MODEL 1 1/2 REVOLVER. George Wellbourne, Doncaster, England. An unusual, period copy of the first issue, .32 cal, 3" octagonal barrel, blued finish, and ivory grips. British proof marks on the cylinder, s/n 505. In a burl walnut case with tools. $300-$600

CASED ADAMS PATENT POCKET REVOLVER. Manufactured by the Massachusetts Arms Company. 6-shot cylinder, 3 1/4" octagonal barrel, and walnut grips. Unusually marked "Adams Patent" in large engraved letters on the barrel, with additional engraved decoration and a blued finish. S/n 5396. In a mahogany case with a flask and other tools. $800-$1,200

CASED SMITH AND WESSON NO. 2 OLD MODEL REVOLVER. A.k.a., Model No. 2 Army. .32 cal., 6-shot cylinder, 5" octagonal barrel, rosewood grips. S/n 40056. In a mahogany case. $500-$1,000


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PINFIRE PEPPERBOX REVOLVING PISTOL.

DOUBLE BARREL PERCUSSION PISTOL.

SHARPS PEPPERBOX PISTOL.

UNION ARMS PEPPERBOX PISTOL.

CARVED FLINTLOCK PISTOL.

COLT MODEL 1902 "PHILLIPPINE" REVOLVER.

PERIOD COPY OF A COLT DRAGOON.

CIVIL WAR-ERA BENTLEY-TYPE REVOLVER.

SAVAGE NAVY MODEL REVOLVER.

COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET REVOLVER.

SHARPS PEPPERBOX PISTOL.

AMERICAN FLINTLOCK DERINGER.

REMINGTON NEW MODEL ARMY CONVERSION REVOLVER.

ENGRAVED COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER.

STEVENS NEW MODEL POCKET RIFLE NO. 40.


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ID'D NEW HAVEN VOLCANIC LEVER-ACTION REPEATING PISTOL. No. 1 Pocket Model, .31 caliber, 3 1/2" octagonal barrel, brass frame, walnut grips. $2,000-$4,000

DOUBLE-BARREL FLINTLOCK PISTOL. Wattell Clark, Holborn, London, ca. 1800. .54 cal., two 4 1/2" round barrels, engraved trigger guard with inlaid pineapple, checkered walnut stock. $1,000-$2,000

The frame is engraved "John H. Kearsing Albany, N.Y." on the right and "43rd Regt. N.Y.S.V." on the left. Kearsing (1836/7-1906) enlisted in Company G of the 43rd New York in the fall of 1862, following the regiment's losses at Antietam. The 43rd fought at Gettysburg and a number of other en-

gagements in late 1863. In 1864, they participated in the Wilderness campaign, where they suffered grievous losses, including the capture of Pvt. Kearsing. He spent the remainder of the war imprisoned at Andersonville, Georgia. NARA copies of his war record accompany this lot.

NEW HAVEN VOLCANIC LEVER-ACTION REPEATING PISTOL. No. 1 Pocket Model, .31 cal., 3 1/2" octagonal barrel, brass frame, walnut grips. $1,500-$2,500 ID'D WHITNEY NAVY 2ND MODEL REVOLVER. 2nd Type, .36 cal., 6 3/4" eagle-engraved octagonal barrel, 6-shot cylinder, walnut grips. S/n 12509 (matching). Inset in the grips is a German silver plaque engraved "H.M. Nevius." Henry Martin Nevius (1841-1911) enlisted in Company K of the 1st New York Cavalry in 1861, and the following year received a commission in Company D of the 7th Michigan Calvary, thus serving in the Michigan Brigade under George Armstrong Custer. $1,500-$2,500

COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY REVOLVER. .44 cal., 6-shot cylinder with naval scene, 8" round barrel, three-screw frame, and ivory grips. S/n 138346 (matching). $1,000-$2,000

RARE BUTTERFIELD ARMY MODEL REVOLVER. .41 cal., 5-shot cylinder, 7" octagonal barrel, brass frame, walnut grips. S/n 270.

Produced in 1861-2, the Butterfield revolver was made under contract, but as the contract was cancelled in mid-production, only about 640 of the 2,280 were actually manufactured. $1,500-$2,500


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GARTH’S POLICY

CIVIL WAR-PERIOD LEFAUCHEAUX PINFIRE RIFLE. Belgium, mid-19th century, 12mm (about .44 cal). $500-$1,000

SMITH CARBINE. Manufactured by Massachusetts Arms Company. $800-$1,200

MAYNARD IMPROVED HUNTER'S RIFLE NO. 8. .35-30 cal., blued finish, walnut stock. $500-$1,000

MARLIN MODEL 1889 LEVER-ACTION RIFLE. .32-20 cal., 28" octagonal barrel, walnut stock. $500-$1,000

WHITNEY-KENNEDY LEVER-ACTION SPORTING RIFLE. .44-40 caliber, 26" octagonal barrel, serpentine lever, walnut stock. S/n A131. $1,000-$2,000

CONTRACT U.S. MODEL 1861 RIFLE-MUSKET. Remington, Ilion, New York. .58 caliber, 33" round barrel with two brass bands, walnut stock with brass patchbox and two cartouches. $800-$1,200

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When members of the M.O. Hallock family began selling the firearms collection begun three generations before, they turned to Garth’s. “Having had a trusted, 50-year history with Garth's, choosing to sell with this firm was simply like maintaining a cherished family tradition.”

Why would you buy or sell anywhere else?

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CASED COLT HOUSE MODEL REVOLVER. A.k.a., the Cloverleaf Model. .41 cal., 4-shot cylinder, 3" round barrel, brass frame, walnut grips. S/n 4909. In mahogany case with ammunition. $500-$1,000


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