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Arms & Armor May 25, 2021


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2021 Begins A New Era of Arms & Armor at Cowan’s and Hindman Cowan’s and Hindman Auctions are pleased to announce a new era in Arms and Armor with the addition of three new arms historians. Tim Carey has been appointed as the new Director and Specialist of the department, while long-time Cowan’s consultant Tim Prince will formally join the team, along with Ashley Hlebinsky, as Senior Specialists. “For the better part of two decades, Cowan’s has been synonymous with Arms and Armor. With the addition of such talented experts, we are reaffirming our commitment to maintaining our position as the industry leader and look forward to expanding the department into new and exciting categories,” said Jay Krehbiel, Hindman’s Chief Executive Officer. Tim Carey is a 40-year veteran of the sporting arms and outdoor recreation industry. Carey joins Cowan’s from Griffin & Howe at Hudson Farms in Andover, NJ where he was responsible for the acquisition, appraisal, and consignment of top-tier firearms consignments from important makers such as James Purdey and Sons of London, Holland and Holland, Boss and Co. David McKay Brown and John Rigby and Co. “My top priority is maintaining the level of excellence that bidders and consignors have come to expect from Cowan’s over the years,” said Carey. “Cowan’s will remain a leader in historic firearms and militaria from the American Revolution, Civil War, the settling of the American West, and beyond. I think our clients will also be excited by some of the new directions we’ll be taking the department in the coming months.” Tim Prince is one of the most widely known and respected experts in the Arms and Armor field. A member of the prestigious American Society of Arms Collectors, Prince has published numerous books on Civil War-era arms and has appeared as a featured appraiser on the popular PBS television series Antiques Roadshow since 2016. Prince’s relationship with Cowan’s also dates back to 2016 when he began cataloguing 19th century and Civil War-era military arms for Cowan’s on a contract basis. During his time at Cowan’s, he has catalogued and evaluated some of the most valuable and unusual pieces handled by the auction house. As Senior Specialist, Prince will help the department locate and solicit collections and consignments as well as increase his involvement in the cataloguing process. “It’s an honor to formally join the Cowan’s and Hindman family,” said Prince. “I look forward to continuing my relationship with all the buyers and consignors I’ve met along the way and look forward to being part of this new chapter.” Ashley Hlebinsky is one of the foremost authorities on firearms history, technology, and culture in the United States. Hlebinsky began her career at the Smithsonian Institution where she simultaneously earned her Master’s in American History with an emphasis on firearms and militaria from the University of Delaware. By 25 years old, Hlebinsky was Curator in charge of the Cody Firearms Museum, one of the largest and most prestigious firearms museums in the United States. Also a member of the American Society of Arms Collectors, Hlebinsky is an author for several popular and academic publications as well as a television personality and producer. “I have been immersed in arms and armor material for over a decade, and I am thrilled to be able to work with Cowan’s and Hindman to help preserve the history and culture of this collecting category,” said Hlebinsky. “It is even more exciting to be part of a passionate team, with such an established presence and proven success in the auction industry.” The Arms and Armor department will continue to operate out of Cowan’s Cincinnati location with all auctions continuing to be held on site.

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Arms & Armor Highlights The Collection of Charlie Hinton Mr. Hinton’s collection is fresh to the market and the long arms collection covers the full range of American military arms from the Indian War era through World War II, with additional highlights that include many of the representative long arms used by the Axis powers and a nice selection of Winchester rifles from the Old West period through the early 20th century. The handgun collection is equally wide ranging covering American military handguns from the Indian Wars through World War II, as well as a broad selection of Lugers and large number of Axis handguns as well.

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18 Rare H.E. Dimick of St. Louis Shotgun 10 gauge, 30” barrels, no S/N. Browned Damascus patterned barrels, color casehardened receiver and locks, checkered pistol grip stock with smooth steel buttplate and checkered splinter forend with contrasting tip insert. Side lever action breechloading cartridge shotgun apparently altered from an originally percussion gun with one-piece stock altered to a hinged two-piece stock secured by the break off breech and wedge. Highly figured walnut stock appears to be spliced at the rear of the pistol grip. Rib engraved H.E. Dimick St. Louis Mo, locks engraved with game scenes and marked H.E. Dimick. Horace Dicmick (1809-1873) was major gun maker and retailer in St. Louis ca1849-1873 and was a contemporary of other notable St. Louis gunmakers like the Hawkens and TJ Albright. Dimick firearms from this period are extremely desirable and collectible, and this is a particularly interesting example of Dimick’s work. ex Jim Davis Collection $1,500-2,500

23 Confederate Naval Cutlass by Thomas, Griswold & Co 21” spear point, semi wasp-waisted blade, 26.25” overall length. 5.25” sand cast brass hilt with fish scale patterned grip without rivets and US “drooped wing” Eagle motif cast into the pommel cap on both sides. Blade secured to the hilt with a simple peen at the top of the pommel cap. Sheet brass half-basket guard with rolled edge reinforcement and separately applied brass quillon at top of guard. Blade marked on the reverse in two lines THOMAS GRISWOLD & Co in an arc over NEW-ORLEANS and with the number 8 stamped on the blade at the guard. This scarce Confederate naval cutlass was based upon the US Model 1841 Ames naval cutlass and was produced by the New Orleans firm of Thomas, Griswold & Co which had been the long time fancy goods & military equipment dealers Hyde & Goodrich before the war. Thomas, Griswold & Co produced a wide variety of edged weapons for the Confederate south during their short time in business from the summer of 1861 through the fall of New Orleans on May 1, 1862. Most of the edged weapons, including the naval cutlasses are marked “T.G & Co / N.O” rather than with the full name of the company and the city spelled out. These fully marked examples are quite scarce and desirable.  From the Collection of Charlie Hinton $3,000-5,000 6

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27 Cased 3rd Model Tranter Percussion Revolver 54-Bore (.442 caliber), 6” octagonal barrel, S/N 12365T. Nickel finish, checkered one-piece walnut grip. 5-shot cylinder with standard 3rd model Tranter’s patent “double trigger” mechanism with frame mounted spring safety on left rear of frame and standard Tranter cylinder arbor pin retaining mechanism on forward right of frame. Tranter’s patent loading lever secured to left of frame with screw. Unmarked top strap with no retailer markings, frame with typical, light flowing foliate engraving and standard Tranter markings including the serial number. London commercial proofs on upper left angled barrel flat near frame and between chambers on the cylinder. Revolver is contained in a standard Tranter style compartmentalized factory casing with mahogany exterior veneer, dual brass hook clasps on front, “Bible” hinges and a dark green baize lining. Typical factory cased accessories are included in the casing, consisting of a Tranter’s Patent and 54 marked brass bullet mold, an Eley marked tin of percussion caps, japanned bullet and lube tins with green paper Tranter labels, a brass tipped wood cleaning rod, an ebony handled cone wrench and an unmarked pewter oiler. $3,000-5,000

39 Philadelphia Derringer .41 Caliber. 2.25” barrel length. SN: NSN. Single-shot percussion pistol with 7-rifled barrel, fine engravings, and fixed sights. Blued metal finish with German silver hardware and a finely checkered walnut stock. Features fine engravings of floral script to cock lever, lockplate, trigger guard, tang, and escutcheons. Marked “DERINGER/PHILADEL.” to top of breech and to lockplate. Barrel is partially octagonal and partially rounded with a simulated damascus patterning to finish. Very few deringers retain such vibrant original finish on the barrel. There is also a “P” mark to left of breech. Henry Derringer produced the Philadelphia Deringer from 1852-1868, and it was same make and model of weapon used by John Wilkes Booth to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln.

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65 **1st Generation Colt Frontier Six Shooter .44-40, 7.5” barrel, S/N 333287 (mfg. ca1916). Blued and color case hardened finish, checkered hard rubber Rampant Colt grips. Matching serial numbers on frame, triggerguard and butt. Grips scratch numbered to a different gun with #354410. Standard Colt markings, three-date in two-line patent mark on smokeless powder frame, kidney shaped ejector rod head. Includes a Colt Factory Letter confirming configuration and noting the gun was shipped to Pinney & Robinson in Phoenix, AZ on June 28, 1916. Includes Colt factory letter. From the Collection of Charlie Hinton $2,000-3,000

67 Rare LSM Marked Winchester 3rd Model 1866 Musket .44RF, 27” barrel, S/N 33289B (mfg. ca1870). Blued finish, brass frame and furniture, smooth straight-gripped walnut stock with carbine butt and forend secured by two barrel bands. Two-line Winchester barrel address with KING’S IMPROVEMENT marking. 3rd Model block number stamped serial number on triggerguard tang, with matching serial numbers on buttstock and buttplate. Triggerguard tang stamped L.S.M. under lever and 27 C 2 past the lever lock, indicating the musket was proxtpery of the Louisiana State Militia. Equipped with 900-yard ladder rear sight, musket pattern combination front sight/bayonet lug, sling swivels in toe of stock and on upper barrel band. Tap door in butt for cleaning rods, which are missing. The Louisiana State Militia was a post-Civil War, Reconstruction-era state militia force that helped to support the newly installed Republican government that was attempting to establish the rights of free men in Louisiana and integrate them into the general populace and maintain general order within the state. The militia was comprised primarily of freed African American men, serving under white officers. The majority of the men were armed with surplus British Pattern 1853 Enfield Rifle Muskets from the Civil War era, which were marked in the same fashion as this gun, with the “LSM” and then rack markings identifying the regimental unit, company and gun number. In addition to the Pattern 1853 Enfields, a few hundred Winchester Model 1866 Muskets were acquired circa 1870-71 for use by the force, like the example here. The LSM was heavily engaged in various skirmishes to support the

Reconstruction government during the early 1870s and were universally despised by the pro-Democratic populace, many of whom were former Confederate soldiers or at least Confederate sympathizers. The heavily disputed state gubernatorial election of 1872 resulted in both the Republican and Democratic candidates declaring victory and the two opposing factions attempting to govern simultaneously. In 1873, major violence broke out at the Colfax Riot (or Massacre) where a large number of the Democratic supporters, primarily former Confederate soldiers, attacked and killed a number of the LSM members. The events came to a head the following year when the Democratic supporters took over the state house, resulting in Battle of Liberty Place (also known as the Battle of Canal Street) where the LSM again clashed with Democratic supporters. In this conflict roughly 300 of the Winchester 1866 muskets were captured by the opposing forces. The insurrection ended when President Grant threatened to put it down by force by sending in Federal troops. After the conclusion of the hostilities the captured arms were returned to the LSM and it appears that at least some were retained as mementos of the turbulent times by some members of the LSM. Today examples of the LSM marked Enfields appear from time to time on the collector market, but the LSM marked 1866 Muskets are a true rarity. A very scarce and historic Winchester musket from the Reconstruction Era, not often found for sale. From the Collection of Charlie Hinton $4,000-6,000 VIEW THE COMPLETE CATALOGUE AT COWANS.COM

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70 Late 2nd Model Winchester Model 1866 Rifle .44RF, 24” octagonal barrel, S/N 27209 (mfg. ca. 1869). Blued finish, brass frame and furniture. Standard markings, serial number on lower left frame tang with matching numbers in stock mortise and inside toe of buttplate. 1,000 yard ladder rear sight, dovetailed German silver Rocky Mountain front sight blade, sling swivels in toe of stock and on forend cap. Butt trap with 4-piece cleaning rod. The initials BW are carved into the reverse butt near the buttplate. From the Collection of Charlie Hinton $5,000-8,000

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79 Colt Single Action Army Artillery Revolver Type II .45 Colt, 5.5” barrel, S/N 115340 (mfg. ca1885). Blued and color case hardened finish, smooth walnut one-piece grip. One-line Hartford barrel address, three-date in threeline patent marking on frame, U.S marking on frame. Black powder frame and bullseye ejector rod tip. Matching numbers throughout with the exception of the barrel, which is 120XXX, typical of the “Type II” artillery revolvers that were apparently in nearly unissued condition when they were initially altered from 7.5” to 5.5”, resulting in some being all matching guns and others simply receiving the shortened barrel from another revolver in the same batch, resulting in an all matching gun with a mismatched barrel like this example. Many of these guns were subsequently returned to Colt for refinishing and refurbishment prior to or after the Spanish American War during the late 1890s and early 1900s. It is this cataloger’s belief that this is likely one of those early alteration guns that was in near new condition and that was subsequently returned to Colt for refinishing ca1896-1898. The revolver is accompanied by a Colt letter that confirms the original shipment of the gun to the US Government on September 30, 1885 and later returned to the Colt factory for alteration to “Artillery” configuration. This is a “stock” statement that accompanies almost any M1873 returned to the factory by the government during that period. Revolver retains weak D.F.C. inspections on the bottom of the barrel and on the cylinder, with no inspection on the frame (which is sometimes correct) and with only the enigmatic G on the triggerguard and butt. Extra first two number “11” were added to the last four on the cylinder, likely during refurbishment. Left grip with weak script FH (Frank Heath) cartouche, the correct final inspector for DFC guns in this serial number range. No date is visible or DFC cartouche on the opposing side. A clear block R.A.C. (Rinaldo A. Carr) inspection is present on the base of the grip, the correct re-inspection for a Colt factory refurbished M1873 revolver. The bottom of the grip is also lightly scratch marked: JUNE 1898 / H THOMAS / 4th OVI BAND / Columbus, OH. Harry H Thomas is listed on the roster of the 4th OVI’s band during the Spanish American War. Interestingly while a search of the Springfield Research Service Serial Number books did not find this exact revolver, a number of guns in very close proximity were issued to the 1st US Volunteer Cavalry (The Rough Riders) as well as a couple that went to other OVI regimental bandsmen. The markings could well be legitimate and appear absolutely believable. Includes a Colt factory letter.  From the Collection of Charlie Hinton $5,000-7,000 VIEW THE COMPLETE CATALOGUE AT COWANS.COM

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Colt Single Action Army “Artillery” Model

Fine Winchester Model 1886 Rifle in .45-90

.45 Colt, 5.5” barrel, S/N 84481 (mfg. ca1882). Nickel finish, smooth one-piece walnut grip. Mismatched numbers as most “Artillery” model Single Action Army revolvers are, with a David F. Clark DFC inspected black powder frame #84481 with three-line, three-date patent markings and US mark, a Rinaldo A Carr inspected and RAC marked barrel with bullseye ejector rod, a John E Greer G inspected triggerguard #113573, cylinder P proved with illegible number, grip frame serial numbered 8004, correctly sub-inspected with a tiny Ainsworth A. Grip with traces of cartouche on right side. Gun with later added nickel finish. Includes a Colt Factory Letter confirming the original US government purchase of the gun as a 7.5” cavalry revolver shipped on November 8, 1882.

.45-90, 26” octagonal barrel, S/N 113282 (mfg. ca1897). Blued barrel and magazine tube, color casehardened frame, straight gripped walnut stock with crescent buttplate, smooth forend. Standard markings, factory installed Lyman peep tang sight and Lyman dovetailed blade front sight. Barrel sight seat with factory blank, as per factory letter. A wonderful example of a case hardened 1886 in one of the most desirable calibers. Includes a Winchester factory letter that confirms the configuration. From the Collection of Charlie Hinton $7,000-12,000

From the Collection of Charlie Hinton $1,500-2,500

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86 Winchester 3rd Model Deluxe 1873 Button Magazine Rifle .44-40, 24” round barrel, S/N 301287B (mfg. ca1889). Blued and color casehardened finish, deluxe checkered pistol gripped stock with crescent buttplate and checkered forend. Standard markings. Button magazine, Lyman tang sight, globe front sight, adjustable buckhorn barrel sight. Butt trap void of cleaning rods. Accompanying Winchester factory letter confirms configuration but does not list tang and globe sights. From the Collection of Charlie Hinton $12,500-18,000

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85 **Rare “Amex Co” Marked Colt Model 1877 Lightning Revolver with Holster .38 Long Colt, 4.5” barrel, S/N 154333 (mfg. ca1904). Blued and color casehardened finish, checkered hard rubber Rampant Colt grips. Two-line Hartford barrel address, 3-date in 3-line patent marking on frame with Rampant Colt logo. Matching serial numbers on frame, triggerguard and butt. Backstrap engraved AmExp Co 1150. While a Colt Factory Letter has not been obtained, the serial number suggests that this gun was part of the shipment of 50 guns (engraved with the American Express ownership markings and the numbers 1101-1150 at the Colt Factory) that were sent to the American Express purchasing agent William Read & Sons of Boston on June 15, 1904. The revolver is accompanied by a leather flap holster with snap closure stamped RAILWAY EXPRESS / AGENCY. Only 1,200 of the AmExp Co marked M1877 revolvers were purchased from Colt, making them a scarce ad desirable addition to any advanced Colt or M1877 revolver collector. From the Collection of Charlie Hinton $2,000-3,000

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90 **Winchester 1886 Deluxe Lightweight Rifle .33 Winchester, 24” tapered round barrel with half-magazine, S/N 139406 (mfg. ca1906). Blued finish, deluxe fancy checkered walnut stock with pistol gripped stock with hard rubber grip cap. Shotgun butt with hard rubber buttplate, checkered forend. Standard markings, adjustable buckhorn rear sight, ramped dovetailed round blade front sight. Includes a Winchester factory letter confirming configuration. From the Collection of Charlie Hinton $4,000-6,000

96 **Winchester 1895 Takedown .405 WCF. 24” barrel length. SN: 81241. Lever-action rifle with internal box magazine, exposed spur hammer, steel buttplate, and adjustable buckhorn and fixed blade sights. Blued metal finish and a fine plain walnut stock. Features two-line manufacturer address and patent dates rollmarked with gold accents, and model name is marked to upper tang. Serial number is marked on lower tang. This is a takedown model, and includes a felt lined burgundy canvas covered hardcase with an unknown combination to lock. $3,500-4,500 16

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98 1876 Production Civilian Colt Single Action Army Revolver .45 Colt, 7.5” barrel, S/N 31239 (mfg. ca1876). Blued and color casehardened finish, smooth, one-piece walnut grip. Matching numbers on numbered parts with the barrel additionally numbered 0492 as well as 1239. Grip not numbered. Barrel with 45 marking on left near frame and with 2nd style barrel marking without the expected dashes on the ends of the one-line Hartford address. Frame with two-line and twodate patent marking that was changed to three-line and three-date around serial number 33,000. Left rear web of triggerguard marked 45 CAL. Blackpowder frame, bullseye ejector rod head, early civilian style checkering on hammer spur. Small C and W marks on triggerguard below serial number, small C and O marks on rear face of cylinder, H in hammer cut out of the frame, loading gate numbered 4734. From the Collection of Charlie Hinton $5,000-8,000

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111 JP Lower Marked Winchester 4th Model 1866 Saddle Ring Carbine .44RF, 20” barrel, S/N 149632 (mfg. ca.1878). Blued finish, brass frame and furniture, smooth straight gripped walnut stock with carbine butt and smooth forend. Standard Winchester markings with barrel additionally stamped in two lines between the receiver and rear sight J.P. LOWER / DENVER, COL. with the J.P. LOWER mark also present on the top of the receiver. Assembly numbered 1168 on lower left frame tang, in butt mortise and inside toe of buttplate. Carbine leaf rear sight, front sight blade integral with front barrel band. Saddle ring, 3-piece cleaning rod in butt.  From the Collection of Charlie Hinton $5,000-8,000

113 Winchester 3rd Model 1866 Saddle Ring Carbine .44RF, 20” barrel, S/N 23205 (mfg. ca1869). Blued finish, brass frame and furniture, smooth walnut stock and forend secured by a single barrel band. Two-line Winchester address with KING’S IMPROVEMENT marking. Third model block serial number stamped in triggergaurd tang, with matching number in tang cut out of buttstock and in toe of buttplate. Equipped with L-shaped leaf carbine rear sight, front sight blade integral with front barrel band, saddle ring at reverse rear of frame. Trap door in butt with 3-piece cleaning rods. The initials HWO are lightly scratched into the top of the receiver. From the Collection of Charlie Hinton $5,000-8,000

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129 **1915 Dated DWM Artillery Luger with Snail Drum Magazine & Loading Tool 9mm, 8” barrel, S/N 744. Blued finish, strawed small parts, checkered wood grips. 1915 dated chamber, DWM logo on toggle. All visible numbers match. Tangent rear sight, dovetailed blade front sight, stock lug on backstrap. Includes a unit marked snail drum magazine numbered 22574 front and back and 2016 at base of magazine. Drum unit marked 113.R.3.2. Includes loading tool #8230, magazine cover, loading collar, cleaning rod and leather cap from holster rig. From the Collection of Charlie Hinton $3,000-4,500

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**DWM Artillery Luger with Holsters, Accessories, Extra Magazines

**WWI Mauser C96 “Red 9” Pistol with Matching Numbered Holster Stock

9mm Parabellum. 8” barrel length. SN: 212L. Single-action semi-automatic pistol with removable 8-shot wood knobbed magazine, stock lug, and artillery adjustable rear sight and fixed elevated ramp front sight. Blued military finish, silver plated hardware, and checkered walnut grips. Features checkering to takedown lever, magazine release, center toggle link grip knobs, rear sight adjuster, and grooving to safety toggle. Markings include “GESICHERT” under safety toggle, “1917” to front of breech, and Imperial German acceptance marks to barrel, slide, and center toggle link. Serial number is marked to front and left of slide, with partial serial numbers marked to small parts and center toggle link. Wood knobbed magazine is marked “212L”. All parts have matching serial numbers on this fine specimen. Includes matching wood stock with military-style brown leather holster for artillery Luger, and brown leather magazine holster carrying two extra wood knobbed magazines. One of the extra magazines is marked “6456/a/+” and the other only has what appears to be an Imperial German mark. Item also includes a 32-round Trommel snail drum magazine marked “751055” and “B/N” to both sides of drum that indicate it was manufactured by Bing Bros of Nurnberg, Germany, with correct leather holster case. Other accessories include a loading tool marked with an Imperial German (Crown/S) proof and a Bing Bros “B/N” mark. Also included is an unmarked magazine adapter for snail drum loader. Item was manufactured in 1917. 

9mm, 5.5” barrel, S/N 51027. Blued finish, bright bolt, niter blued small parts, 24-groove hardwood grips. 50-500 meter tangent rear sight, slotted for shoulder stock. Standard wartime commercial markings, small ring hammer with NS marking, matching full or partial serial number on chamber, backstrap, lock frame, hammer, bolt, magazine floor plate and in grips. {CROWN}/{GOTHIC LETTER} on right chamber, with {CROWN}/U proof on left chamber. The pistol is accompanied by a Mauser banner marked holster stock that is numbered 027, matching the gun. From the Collection of Charlie Hinton $3,000-4,000

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1902 DWM Luger Carbine with Stock, Hardcase

**JP Sauer & Sohn M30 WWII Luftwaffe Survival Drilling

7.65mm Parabellum. 11.75” barrel length. SN: 24088. Single-action semi automatic carbine pistol with removable 8-shot wood knobbed magazine, grip safety, stock lug, removable forearm with lanyard ring, and adjustable rear and fixed blade sights. Blued military finish, silver plated small parts, and fine checkering to grips, forearm, and stock. Item is marked “DWM” to top of center toggle link, and has serial number marked to barrel under wood forearm. Includes matching removable wood stock with sling loops and marked “088” to tang. Item is with a felt lined hardwood carrying case and locking key.

12 gauge/9.3x74R, 25.625” barrels, S/N 336288. Blued barrels, color casehardened receiver, checkered pistol-gripped stock with raised cheek rest and Sauer & Sohn {Double-S} logo grooved Bakelite buttplate. Checkered splinter forearm. Matching serial numbers on triggerguard tang, on interior of frame, under barrels and in forend. Bottom of barrels with German {Eagle}/N proofs, Sauer logos and Luftwaffe {Droop-winged Eagle}/2 acceptance on rifle barrel lug. The code 741 under the chamber of the rifle barrel suggests July of 1941 production. Both sides of receiver marked J.P. SAUER & SOHN, SUHL and decorated with simple flowing foliate engraving that continues under the frame with the intertwined Sauer & Sohn SS logo under the receiver along with the Sauer «miner” logo. Both shotgun barrels marked on top of the chambers J.P. SAUER & SOHN, SUHL and KRUPPLAUFSTAHL. Right chamber of shotgun barrel and obverse of stock clearly stamped with the {Spread-Winged Luftwaffe Eagle} clutching a swastika in its talons. Matted ribb engraved 9,3x74.R. and equipped with 100-yard auto-actuated flip up rear sight, white mid-rib bead and front blade sight. Equipped with sling swivels.

From the Collection of Charlie Hinton $8,000-10,000

These incredibly high-quality Sauer & Sohn’s combination hunting guns were ordered by the Luftwaffe circa 1941 for use as survival guns and were delivered in 1941-42 in aluminum transit cases that included a full range of accessories and ammunition. The right shotgun barrel was intended for use with birdshot and 25 of those cartridges were included in the case, while the left barrel was intended for use with Brenneke slugs for use against game, with 20 of those supplied as well. The rifle barrel on the bottom was chambered for the immensely powerful 9.3x74R cartridge, similar to the .375 Nitro Express and more than capable of dealing with most dangerous game. 20 Rifle cartridges were included in the kit as well. The rifles were primarily issued to pilot of Junkers JU-87 Stuka Dive Bombers and Messerschmitt BF-109 Fighters during the North African campaign. While some 5,000 of the guns were ordered most sources note that only 2,456 were delivered, making these a scarce a desirable addition to any advanced collection of World War II German small arms, particularly a collection that centers on the Luftwaffe. The M30 certainly holds the distinction of the being the highest quality and most expensive “survival gun” ever issued in military service. From the Collection of Charlie Hinton $6,000-9,000

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198 **Springfield M1D Garand Sniper Rifle .30-06, 24” barrel, S/N 3578425. Parkerized finish, smooth walnut stock. Top rear of receiver marked in four lines: U.S. RIFLE / CAL. .30 M1 / WINCHESTER / TRADEMARK over the serial number. Springfield Arsenal barrel is dated 4-52 and has the correct  T37 4-prong flash hider installed for use as an M1D. No visible cartouches or inspections on the stock, although they could be under the attached cheek pad. 20/F is painted along the toe near the buttplate. Equipped with the John Garand designed mount for the M84 telescopic sight, with correctly countersunk screws in the hinge plate. Includes an M84 marked scope S/N 47864 with original eye cup. A 6-53 dated MRT leather cheek rest is attached to the butt and an OD Green web sling is installed. Throat erosion 3.5, muzzle erosion could not be measured due to interference from the flash hider. From the Collection of Charlie Hinton $2,500-3,500

210 **1936 Dated Kreighoff Luftwaffe Contract P08 Luger Pistol with Holster 9mm caliber, 4” barrel, S/N 5732. Blued finish, strawed small parts, coarse checkered brown plastic grips. Matching numbers throughout with the exception of the magazine. 1936 chamber date, correct H {anchor} K / KRIEGHOFF / SUHL marking on toggle with the word «Kreighoff» running the whole width of the toggle. Left side of slide with large Luftwaffe {droop-winged eagle}/2 inspection followed by a slightly smaller {droop-winged eagle} without a number and an even smaller {droop-winged eagle}/2 set of inspection marks. Left of frame with partially obscured {droop-winged eagle}/2 inspection, bottom of barrel with {droop-winged eagle}/2, serial number 5732 and 883 bore diameter marking. Includes a mismatched but correctly inspected {droop-winged eagle}/2 Krieghoff aluminum bottom magazine that has had the serial serial number ground off and a wood bottom magazine numbered 7577f. Pistol is also accompanied by a black leather hardshell holster that his unmarked and contains a {droop-winged eagle}/2 marked takedown tool. Krieghoff produced Luftwaffe contract Lugers are among the most desirable of all WWII era German military Lugers and this is a very nice example. From the Collection of Charlie Hinton $5,000-8,000 24

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241 **German Capture Polish Eagle Radom VIS wz35 Pistol with Shoulder Stock Holster 9mm, 4.6” barrel, S/N 38050. Blued finish, checkered hard rubber FB logo grips. Left side of slide marked in two lines: F.B. RADOM / 1939, followed by the {Polish Eagle} and then VIS-wz 35 / pat. Nr 15567. Matching serial numbers on frame, slide, extractor and mainspring housing. Further disassembly was not performed. Barrel lug numbered 058 and marked with German {Eagle} proof and {Eagle}/623 Waffenampt. The German proved and inspected barrel is technically mismatched but this is not uncommon on early captured Polish pistols that were reinspected. No external Waffenampts are present. Type I with slotted backstrap for shoulder stock, takedown lever and decocker. Tiny Polish Eagle inspection forward of decocker lever and small D/2 in an oval on the left front web of the triggerguard. Pistol is accompanied by a very high quality reproduction shoulder stock/holster combination with storage for 2 magazines. The general belief is that no original VIS 35 stocks exist and that if any do, no more than a few survive. The stock was not technically adopted until 1939 and production may well never have began prior to the German invasion on 1 September 1939. As the stock is not contemporary to the production of the pistol and not original, mating it with the pistol creates a Short Barreled Rifle (SBR) under NFA regulations, so the stock is sold only for display purposes and is not to be connected to the pistol. Includes two magazines, one an apparent Polish production magazine and a second that is {Eagle}/189 inspected on the floor plate and stored in the stock. From the Collection of Charlie Hinton $4,000-6,000

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251 **US M1 Carbine by IBM Corp. .30 Carbine, 18” barrel, S/N 3787176. Parkerized finish, blued bolt, I-cut highwood stock. Top of receiver marked IBM CORP. over the serial number. Chamber marked U.S. CARBINE / CAL. 30 M1 in two lines. Stock marked RMC B in sling cut, with clear small {Ordnance Wheel} cartouche on obverse. Two-rivet hand guard marked JL-B on interior. Barrel marked in three lines IBM CORP. / 11-43 / {Ordnance Bomb}. Flat bolt top, S and FO B marked Type I rear sight, SI B marked front sight, unmarked Type I barrel band with KV-B marked swivel, B-EB marked trigger housing, WMB marked hammer. Throat erosion 1, muzzle erosion 2.5. Includes a single U marked 15-round Type I magazine, a Type II WWII OD Green sling and an oiler. From the Collection of Charlie Hinton $2,000-3,000

278 **Fine Early 1943 Production Springfield M1 Garand .30-06, 24” barrel, S/N 1507874. Parkerized finish, smooth walnut stock. Rear of receiver marked in four lines: U.S. RIFLE / CAL. .30 M1 / SPRINGFIELD / ARMORY over serial number. Barrel marked 3-S-A-3-43. Stock with crisp boxed S.A. / EMcE cartouche and crisp {Ordnance Wheel} on counterpane and with clear {Circle-P} behind triggerguard. Receiver serial number and barrel date match for a March of 1943 produced rifle with correct cartouche for this serial number range. Battle bar rear sight, 12SA bolt, 12SA trigger group, un-cut 6SA operating rod. Throat erosion 1, muzzle erosion 2. Includes a US M1905 leather sling and the combination tool in the butt. A really wonderful example of a mid-war M1 Garand that appears to be completely correct and in a fine state of preservation. From the Collection of Charlie Hinton $2,500-4,500 26

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302 **Walther ac44 code G43 Sniper Rifle 8mm Mauser, 21.5” barrel, S/N 401i. Blued finish, laminated stock. Receiver marked G43 {Waffenamt} 402i ac44. Matching number 402 on receiver, bolt, stock toe, gas tube and in pencil under edge of hand guard. {Eagle}/359 inspections throughout with a large, clear one in the middle of the reverse butt. Mounted with a ZF 4 telescopic sight marked Gw ZF4 / 35728 / ddx {Triangle} in roughly made, phosphate finished mount that is engraved with the number 3676 at a significant angle and also bears an {Eagle}/359 inspection mark. The scope includes a lens cover set of leather with a cup front cover and a tapered wood rear plug. Rifle includes a single black paint finished, aye code K43 marked 10-round magazine with an {Eagle}/WaB43 inspection. Retains the cleaning rod and a period sling. From the Collection of Charlie Hinton $3,000-4,000

304 **1944 Production Colt Model 1911A1 Pistol .45 ACP, 5” barrel, S/N 1637224 (mfg. ca1944). Parkerized finish, checkered Coltwood grips. Left side of slide with two-line patent date information followed by the Rampant Colt logo and the two-line Colt address. Right side of frame with {Ordnance Wheel} inspection behind upper edge of grip and UNITED STATES PROPERTY over serial number and M1911A1 U.S. ARMY on dust cover. GHD inspection behind trigger on left of frame, P inspection on top of slide, blued barrel marked P on left of lug and COLT 45 AUTO on lower left of chamber. Late war 7-rib arched mainspring housing, wide Colt hammer spur, checkered short trigger, checkered Type 2 slide stop, includes a single blued L marked magazine. From the Collection of Charlie Hinton $2,500-4,000

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310 **Inland M1A1 Type II Paratrooper Carbine .30 Carbine, 18” barrel, S/N 5327964. Parkerized finish, second series low-wood paratrooper stock. Top of receiver marked INLAND DIV. over the serial number. Chamber marked U.S. CARBINE / CAL. 30 M1 in two lines. Lightly sanded stock with soft AAS rebuild cartouche on reverse above pistol grip, with soft small {Ordnance Wheel} inspection and IO on bottom of grip and P on face of grip. Folding stock with cast buttplate with B257614 * 4 marking on interior edge with leather cheek rest attached with brass rivets. Four-rivet hand guard marked IO on interior. Barrel marked in three lines: INLAND MFG. DIV. / GENERAL MOTORS / 7-44. Round bolt top, PI marked Type II rear sight, unmarked front sight, {Triangle} marked Type II barrel band, Inland logo marked trigger housing, KI marked hammer. Throat erosion 1.5, muzzle erosion 1.5. Includes a single AI marked 15-round Type I magazine, a Type II WWII OD Green sling and an oiler. From the Collection of Charlie Hinton $1,500-2,500

314 **No Serial Number Winchester Presentation Quality M1 Carbine .30 Carbine, 18” barrel, no S/N. Parkerized finish, blued bolt, highly figured I-cut high-wood stock. Top of receiver marked WINCHESTER / TRADEMARK over the serial number. Chamber marked U.S. CARBINE / CAL. 30 M1 in two lines. Stock unmarked in sling cut, with no inspection or cartouches on exterior. Two-rivet hand guard unmarked on interior. Barrel marked W 3.25» from muzzle. Flat bolt top, S marked Type I rear sight, unmarked front sight, unmarked Type I barrel band with unmarked swivel, W marked trigger housing, W marked hammer EW marked safety. Throat erosion 1, muzzle erosion 1. Includes a single IW marked 15-round Type II magazine, a Type II WWII OD Green sling and an oiler. From the Collection of Charlie Hinton 28

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**Early Colt 1911 Commercial

**Colt Vest Pocket Model 1908

.45 ACP. 5” barrel length. SN: C93030. Single-action semi-automatic pistol with twotone removable 7-shot magazine, military lanyard ring, short grip safety, exposed hammer, and fixed u-notch and half moon sights. Brilliant blued metal finish with checkered double diamond walnut grips. Features checkering to short spur hammer, partially graduated thumb safety, slide lock, and magazine release. Markings include standard two-line patent dates and Hartford address followed by a rampant Colt to rear on left of slide. Right side of slide shows caliber name and size, with “GOVERNMENT MODEL” stamped over commercial serial number above trigger guard cutaway. This commercial model 1911 was manufactured in 1917.

.25 ACP. 2» barrel length. SN: 338560. Single-action semi-automatic pistol with removable 6-shot magazine, grip safety, thumb safety toggle, and fixed notch and blade sights. Blued metal finish and checkered hard rubber grips with Colt logo relief to both. Grip safety, thumb safety toggle, and trigger are all finished with case hardened coloring. Has standard two-line Hartford address marks followed by a rampant Colt mark to rear on left side of slide. Caliber size is marked “COLT AUTOMATIC/CALIBRE 25” Manufactured sometime in 1924. $600-$800

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