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  • CONFEDERATE 2ND MODEL GRISWOLD REVOLVER,

    CONFEDERATE 2ND MODEL GRISWOLD REVOLVER,

  • NEWLY DISCOVERED GRISWOLD BRASS FRAME

    NEWLY DISCOVERED GRISWOLD BRASS FRAME

  • RARE EARLY GREENSBORO GEORGIA

    RARE EARLY GREENSBORO GEORGIA

  • CONFEDERATE PALMETTO PISTOL.

    CONFEDERATE PALMETTO PISTOL.

Lot: 3001 - CONFEDERATE 2ND MODEL GRISWOLD REVOLVER, EX-BILL

GARY COLLECTION. Cal. 36. S# 3139. Bill Gary’s accompanying inventory card reads “Everything original excellent condition”. This is a very attractive published example w/ long collection history and provenance. Classic Confederate brass framed Colt made by Sam Griswold in his converted cotton gin factory at Griswoldville, Georgia. Griswold was largest manufacturer of revolvers in the Confederacy. Only about 7500 revolvers were made by the Southern manufacturers & Griswold production accounted for almost half. His classic brass framed navies utilizing twisted iron instead of steel and are the most popular of Confederate revolvers. Of the approximate 350 survivors, a very small percentage are all original. Griswold revolvers in addition to serial numbers have secondary numbers (61), cryptic markings (backwards J) & Roman numerals (XXXIII) found on specific parts. These marks are found on specific locations internally, & secondary numbers also found externally on wedge and loading arm. This revolver has matching markings on every part where it should be found. If you are waiting for that perfect Griswold, this is your opportunity. CONDITION: good to very good overall (Fine for Confederate), appears all original w/ exception of replaced butt strap screw. Iron has overall gray patina & the twist lines from manufacturer are clear. Brass has a light to medium mustard patina. Cyl. shows much less wear than most CS revolvers and still has 5 of 6 functional safety pins & original lathe finishing marks when manufactured. Grips have hand worn patina; secondary number 61 stamped in backstrap channel in larger font not seen on another example. Mechanically fine, though hair trigger at full cock, good rifled bore. PROVENANCE: Theodore Dexter, about 1935; Jackson Arms Catalog #12, (November, 1955); Romaine Fielding, Los Angeles, CA, 1957; Marvin Hoffman, Museum of Historical Arms, Miami, FL, March, 1981; Bill Gary collection ~1990; Pictured page 288, “COLT BREVETE REVOLVERS” 2011, by Marcot/Paxton 2011; Auction of Gary estate June, 2014; Collection of historical author. (01-20007/JS). ANTIQUE. $25,000-30,000.

Lot: 3002 - NEWLY DISCOVERED GRISWOLD BRASS FRAME CONFEDERATE

REVOLVER, POSSIBLE EARLY BATTLEFIELD RECOVERY FROM SAYLOR’S CREEK. Cal. 36. S# 2041. Bbl. 7 1/2". This is the most recent example of the iconic brass framed Confederate Griswold revolver found. The S# is new to the database and was found in an estate sale partially painted gold in Farmville, VA for $400.00 by consignor. Revolver is all original and authentic & matching. The same estate had a pair of Colt 1860 Army revolvers that consignor is retaining that cost double the price of Griswold! Consignor believes revolvers were retained souvenirs from the last major battle of Civil War, Saylor’s Creek. Indeed, Farmville is nearest town to last major fight of Lee’s Army just outside Appomattox. Samuel Griswold made about half of all approximate 7500 Confederate pistols made in the South at this converted cotton gin factory in Griswoldville, GA. This is standard 2nd model configuration w/ half octagonal barrel housing and 7.5" rnd. bbl. Serial number “2041” is found stamped on the right side of frame, cylinder and barrel housing. Secondary number “1” is found on loading arm, wedge, hammer and trigger guard. Cryptic “A” is observed: back of cylinder, frame, trigger guard and backstrap. Matching assembly “IIII” is cut into the trigger guard, backstrap and frame. Original wood grips are not numbered. This pistol is a fine survivor, original in every regard. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: Larry Smith detailed work receipt. CONDITION: very good overall. All markings observed are crisp and discernable though cryptic is weak on back of cylinder. Revolver has been “tuned up” by expert antique arms gunsmith Larry Smith to have old paint and rust removed, repair chipped toes on grips, make action perfect. His receipt of repair and conservation accompanies revolver. Barrel and cylinder have overall dark brown/plum patina with pitting especially at muzzle. Brass has a mottled smooth mixed mustard patina. Grips are well fit, hand worn patina with inside toe insets as noted in restoration report. Butt has dents and dings from when used as tack hammer. Mechanically fine with discernable rifling in pitted bore. (01-20061/JS). ANTIQUE. $20,000-30,000.

Lot: 3003 - RARE EARLY GREENSBORO GEORGIA CONFEDERATE

GOVERNMENT CONTRACT LEECH & RIGDON REVOLVER. Cal. 36. S# 507. This is a fine 100% original, authentic and complete “LEECH & RIGDON CSA” marked Confederate revolver. This manufacturer had a colorful history starting their manufacturing operations in Memphis, Tennessee, being chased by advancing Union troops moving first to Columbus, Mississippi & then to Greensboro, Georgia, where this gun was made in 1863. Leech & Rigdon had a contract w/ the Confederate Government for the manufacture of 1500 revolvers at Greensboro, they only completed about 1000 of that contract, serial numbers about 500-1500. “Records from the Augusta Arsenal indicate that from September of 1863 to March of 1864, some 903 revolvers were received from Leech & Rigdon, 814 of which were issued. SN 507, was no doubt, one of the 814 issued”. This gun is well above average for Confederate primary revolver, w/ matching serial numbers throughout and especially crisp maker’s mark and “CSA” surcharge as seen in photos. Inspection marks “N” stamped on both sides of trigger bow, “*” stamped on left rear of trigger guard. Accompanied by well fit Confederate military-style flap holster. CONDITION: overall very good to fine for a surviving Confederate revolver w/ crisp edges, iron has overall gray patina with scattered small dings, dents and areas of fine pitting, brass has a light to medium mustard patina. Moderate holster wear to muzzle. Matching S#'s are found on bbl., frame, trigger guard, backstrap, cyl., loading assembly, loading lever catch, cyl. pin & wedge. Original grips are well fit with hand worn patina, moderate edge wear and chips to both toes on left side. Mechanically functional w/ crisp well defined rifled bore. Holster is sound & complete w/ loose stitching for about 2-3" below finial, crazed, belt loop is old restoration. PROVENANCE: J. W. Bates collection 1950; Tom Keilman auction of Joe. W. Bates collection, lot 154 Austin, TX, November 1, 1975; Bob Owens collection, Cypress, TX; Buddy Bass 1987; estate collection of John Evasius 2000. (01-19412/JS). ANTIQUE. $20,000-25,000.

Lot: 3004 - CONFEDERATE PALMETTO PISTOL.

Cal. .54. NSN. 8-1/2" Bbl. Nice honest original & complete example of popular secondary Confederate pistol from collection of Palmetto Armory authority, Dr. Fred Novy. He loaned this pistol to the NRA- National Firearms Museum in Fairfax, VA where it was displayed in the Confederate case until the Museum closed due to COVID. A detailed data sheet on this pistol written by Dr. Novy accompanies pistol. Pistol has all the characteristics & markings of this scarce complete & original survivor. Lock is good w/ Palmetto Armory insignia forward of the hammer & “COLUMBIA / S C. 1852” at tail, stock is original, unmarked & has been nicely refinished & reoiled. 1842 ramrod & swivels w/ 1836 swivel screw unique combination unique to Palmetto. Breech has “P / V / palmetto tree” & “1853” on tang. The desirable punched over “C” condemned proof under bolster is present also. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: record sheet by Dr. Fred Novy w/ additional detailed internal markings. CONDITION: good-very overall. All original, complete & matching. Metal has old cleaning, iron gray patina, brass tone to light mustard patina. Markings mostly discernible as seen in photos. Stock solid w/ handworn patina. Mechanics fine, clear pitted bore. Nipple is original & unscrews freely. PROVENANCE: from the collection of Dr. Fred Novy, ASAC. (01-20145/JS). ANTIQUE. $4,000-6,000.

Lot: 3005 - PALMETTO ARMORY PERCUSSION PISTOL BY W. M. GLAZE.

Cal. 58. NSN. Bbl. 8 1/2" smooth bore w/ brass blade sight. Left side of bbl. is stamped "Wm. GLAZE CO". Lock has Palmetto Armory trademark forward of hammer "COLUMBIA / S.C. / 1863" is stamped behind hammer. Band fastened walnut stock w/ brass fittings & swivel ramrod. Estimated production of 1,000. CONDITION: metal & brass parts have cleaned appearance w/ scattered light pitting. Wood has added varnish over heavy wear w/ wood erosion in breech area & sm. chips around lock plate. Replacement nipple. Lightly pitted bore. (01-20127/DS). ANTIQUE. $4,500-5,500.

Lot: 3006 - CIVIL WAR ENGRAVED SMITH & WESSON ARMY REVOLVER W/

CONFEDERATE SOUTH CAROLINA MADE HOLSTER. Cal. 32 RF. S# 19293 made 1863. Standard configuration 6” oct. ribbed bbl. marked "SMITH & WESSON. SPRINGFIELD, MASS.". Foliate engraving over 60% coverage, silver & gold plated in Nimschke style, 2 piece smooth mother of pearl grips. Well fit to holster, maker marked "F. GERIG, WINNSBORO S.C". Francis Gerig (1817-1899) was German born harness and saddle maker (1860 census) in Winnsboro, SC. He was a member of the local militia Company “B” 7th Battalion South Carolina infantry, w/ all men from his county. Francis no doubt was patriotic Southerner naming his son born in 1861 Jefferson Davis Gerig. This is the only Confederate made I am aware for S&W army. This very rare holster once in the Confederate accoutrement collection of Michael Kramer, last owner found this attractive wartime engraved revolver & it makes a beautiful set. CONDITION: very good overall, overall gray patina w/ strong traces of original silver plate in protected areas, traces of gold on hammer & trigger. Original mother of pearl grips are well fit w/ luster, chipped at right rear toe. Mechanically fine w/ dark frosted bore. The holster fits pistol well. Holster is sound & supple, good belt loop and tab, heavily scuffed & worn through at muzzle end. (01-19490/JS). ANTIQUE. $4,000-5,000.

Lot: 3007 - FAKE CONFEDERATE DANCE NAVY REVOLVER.

Cal. 36. S# <>. Bbl. 6 1/2". Dance Navy revolvers are among the great rarities in Confederate handguns. There are as many as 14 original survivors documented ranging in serial number from 21-135. Fakes of this gun were written about in “Gun Digest” by Sam Smith as early as 1948. Fine examples are valued over $100,000. One fake has sold for over $100,000. This gun is clever & there are only sm. variations between original. Revolver appears to be made totally from scratch w/ lots of hand filing. The gun is marked cryptically instead of number; <>, this diamond cryptic is known in several variations on original Dance Dragoons, but no navies are known cryptically marked that are original. This revolver emulates originals w/ rnd. bbl., half oct. bbl. housing & the famous Dance flat frame w/ out recoil shields, there are no numbers externally but internally cylinder has “73” & frame & trigger guard “1873”. If you can’t have an original, here is an inexpensive space filler. CONDITION: very good overall, artificial aged patina w/ blue, mechanically functional w/ sharp rifled bore. (01-19423/JS). ANTIQUE. $2,000-3,000.

Lot: 3008 - LONDON ARMOURY COMPANY KERR ARMY REVOLVER IN 1864

VIRGINIA CAVALRY SERIAL RANGE. Cal. 442 (54 Bore). S# 9476. Bbl. 5 3/4" oct. The London Armory Company produced approx. 11,000 of these lg. bore revolvers. The largest part of that production were purchased by the Confederate States. In the Kerr Revolver database the highest S# w/ authentic “JS anchor” grip surcharge is S# “9742” that for sure were CS. This revolver does not have “JS anchor” There are 7 identified Confederate Kerrs found on 18th Virginia Cavalry, Co. H squad roll of Lt. Julian Pratt, July 1864. The 7 guns on Pratts list range 9240-9974 & this gun falls in that range. This revolver has spurious Confederate markings on top strap & has considerable restoration to make it function. CONDITION: good as restored, major parts appear original except cyl. pin which is a restoration. Most markings discernible though cyl. too pitted to see number, internal number on frame “D279”. Metal is mixed gray/brown patinas w/ pitting. Mechanically functional in single-action, clear rifling in pitted bore. (01-19424/JS). ANTIQUE. $2,000-3,000.

Lot: 3009 - UNKNOWN “CS” AND “ATHENS GA” MARKED ROUND BARREL

PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 42. S# 15. Bbl. 6 1/4". This iron mounted revolver appears Civil War era but the Confederate markings are highly suspect, however this gun is old & appears well used. 6.25" oct. to rnd. bbl. like a Colt Dragoon, long 2" cyl., unusual cal. between Army & Navy size, “38” is stamped internally on backstrap & triggerguard. “ATHENS GA” stamped on top bbl. flat & left side of frame. “15” In a lg. font stamped on left side of frame & bbl. housing. Bbl. housing is also stamped “CS”. All of these marks are highly suspect not Confederate. This is an interesting novelty that has been around for very long time. CONDITION: fair-good overall. Metal is gray & pitted. Wedge & wedge screw are replaced. Mechanically revolver will cock & rotate cyl., but cyl. won't lock. Bore is rifled & pitted. (01-19427/JS). ANTIQUE. $2,000-3,000.

Lot: 3010 - CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENT HENRY T.

JOHNS OF THE 61ST MASSACHUSETTS INCSCRIBED SMITH & WESSON REVOLVER. Cal. 32 RF Long. S# 21271. Bbl. 6" oct. This historic Smith & Wesson No. 2 Army revolver was carried by Lt. Henry T. Johns of the 61st Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. Johns enlisted in the 49th Massachusetts in September of 1862. Subsequently, he was commissioned as a lieutenant in the 61st Massachusetts in the fall of 1864. He was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for extraordinary heroism on May 27, 1863 while serving as a private in Company C of the 49th Massachusetts Infantry during action at Port Hudson, Louisiana. The 49th Massachusetts was instrumental in the Union successes at the Battle of Port Hudson. They were able to cut off the last avenue of escape available to Confederate forces in Port Hudson. Many of the regiment volunteered for the ”forlorn hope” in the initial attack of 200 men. Their order were to lay down fascines to facilitate troops movements over the ditches, trenches & other defenses around Port Hudson. The revolver’s bbl. features a rib & semi circular front sight, 6 shot rnd. cyl., tip up action, spur trigger & 2 piece walnut grips. Back strap is inscribed "Lieut. Johns 61st Mass. Vols.". CONDITION: the revolver was nickeled in the early 20th century. This nickeling has been painstakingly & professionally removed. The revolver now features a rich, dark finish as it would have had when Johns owned this historic sidearm. Grips show scattered dents & scratches w/ repaired chip at bottom of right panel. Bore is good w/ strong rifling. (01-20057/BF). ANTIQUE. $3,200-3,800.

Lot: 3011 - CIVIL WAR ARCHIVE OF BREVET COLONEL NATHAN G. KING

INCLUDING CASED WESSON & LEAVITT MASS ARMS PERCUSSION BELT REVOLVER & ABRAHAM LINCOLN SIGNED COMMISSION. 1) Cal. 31. S# 275. Bbl. 6". Only about 1,000 of these revolvers were made in the 1850s, & few were cased w/ accessories. Standard configuration w/ 6" round bbl., 6-shot cylinder w/ etched decoration; engraved frame, lock plate & hammer. Top strap: “MASS ARMS CO /CHICOPEE FALLS'' & capping door marked w/ large eagle surrounded by: MAYNARD’S PATENT SEP. 22. 1845”. Mahogany casing is red velvet lined & compartmented for the pistol, Mass Arms Co. marked brass mold & eagle flask, brass bullet starter/rammer, “L” shaped nipple wrench/screwdriver combination tool, 2 cap roll tins-one w/ embossed Maynard & Mass Arms patent information, 2 rolls of caps are in one tin. Case retains original functioning key. CONDITION: fine-excellent overall. Revolver retains 70-80% original thinning finish, grips are well fit retaining most of their original factory varnish. Mechanics need attention, will not hold cock and cylinder will not lock, bright shiny rifled bore. 2) ABRAHAM LINCOLN SIGNED VELLUM APPOINTMENT FOR NATHAN G. KING as “Additional Paymaster”, February 23, 1864. CONDITION: vellum is very good overall though not removed from 19x16" frame. Ink has light fading as can be seen in photos but text is discernible. Lincoln's signature is very good. 3) ANDREW JOHNSON PRESIDENTIAL APPOINTMENT FOR NATHAN KING as Colonel by Brevet “for faithful and meritorious services”, March 13, 1865. CONDITION: very good as framed. 4) HIGHER GRADE OFFICER’S SWORD BELT, black patent leather w/ both sword hangers, protective leather shield, high grade gold washed eagle belt plate. CONDITION: very good & superior to most found, leather solid but dry. 5) SILK OFFICER’S SASH. CONDITION: very good overall, red has faded to more of a purple, slight loss of red silk thread on tassels as can be seen in photos. Nathan G. King (1815-1903) through family descent of consignor. King’s obituary memorial states he helped raise 12th Michigan Infantry and 1st Michigan cavalry from his home in St. Joseph, Berrien County & served on McClellan’s staff prior to appointment of army paymaster in 1864. King was an attorney, banker & businessman much like his more well known younger brother Rufus H King. (01-19406/JS). ANTIQUE. $8,000-12,000.

Lot: 3012 - RARE & OUTSTANDING GETTYSBURG RELATED ARCHIVE OF

MUSICIAN WILLARD BAKER OF THE 75TH OHIO VOLUNTEERS TO INCLUDE HIS CIVIL WAR DRUM, INSTRUMENTS, CDV ALBUM & ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS. Willard Baker (1844-1927) enlisted as an 18 year old drummer in Company D, 75th Ohio Volunteer Militia in 1861. He mustered out in December 1864 having seen most major battles of the Army of the Potomac. Willard’s drum is a regulation snare drum, 16

Lot: 3013 - VERY FINE 1864 DATED CONFEDERATE FAYETTEVILLE

RIFLE. Cal. .58. NSN. This is a fine crisp 100% original example of the popular brass mounted Confederate rifle made in Fayetteville, NC from captured Harper's Ferry machinery. Standard configuration with 33" barrel dated “1864” at breech w/ captured Harper’s Ferry eagle font proof, “V” (viewed) & “P” (proved). The lockplate is marked forward of the hammer w/ eagle over “CSA” & “Fayetteville” & stamped behind the hammer “1864.” Buttplate has “CSA” surcharge; both barrel bands marked “U” (up). Inspectors cartouche “PB” stamped on flat opposite lock. This is a superior condition Fayetteville rifle, complete & original in every regard, crisp markings, smooth surfaces, you will not find many Fayetteville’s better than this & they will have to have the original finish. CONDITION: very good to fine overall. Barrel & lock have smooth freckled gray patina. Brass buttplate, trigger guard, barrel bands, lock escutcheons, & nosecap have smooth bright light mustard patina. Stock is sound w/ some raised grain, well fit sharp edges, well discerned cartouche, small well patinaed chip on right side between lock & rear band, unaffecting aesthetic. Mechanically fine with crisp rifled bore. (01-19500/JS). ANTIQUE. $15,000-18,000.

Lot: 3014 - 1864 DATED CONFEDERATE FAYETTEVILLE RIFLE.

Cal. .58. NSN. This is another honest orig. example of 1864 dated Fayetteville, not as fine as the exemplary example sold in previous lot but still a superior gun w/ good markings that saw use in the war. Standard configuration 33” bbl., V/P eagle head proofs, lock marked “CSA” & “Fayetteville” & “1864.” Buttplate has “CSA” surcharge; both brass bbl. bands properly marked “U”. CONDITION: good-very good overall. Complete & original incl. rear sight, sling swivels & ramrod. Bbl. & lock have dark iron patina w/ several scattered deep scratches on top of bbl near muzzle. Brass has been cleaned w/ mottled mixed mustard/copper patina. Stock is sound & solid w/ well disguised crack repair, no discernible cartouche. Mechanically fine w/ well discerned rifled bore w/ pitting. (01-19855/JS). ANTIQUE. $8,000-12,000.

Lot: 3015 - FINE CONFEDERATE FAYETTEVILE ANGULAR BAYONET.

23” Overall w/ 20.5” 3-sided tapered blade. This is a very nice superior condition Fayetteville bayonet w/ distinct round head clamping screw. These bayonets are thought to have been made in Raleigh North Carolina. CONDITION: fine, overall gray patina w/ light spotting, original finishing marks still visible w/ small laminated forging flaws on socket. (02-15414/JS). $800-1,200.

Lot: 3016 - FINE 1862 DATED RICHMOND RIFLED MUSKET.

Cal. 58. NSN. Richmond rifle muskets were made in larger quantity than any other Confederate manufactured long arm. The survival on complete original guns is extremely small & this is one of those examples. This is classic standard configuration w/ 40” bbl. made late 1862 w/ brass buttplate & nosecap. Lock marked “C.S. / RICHMOND, VA” forward of hammer & dated 1862 vertically on tail. Bbl. date is not visible due to pitting at breech, however the “VP” & eaglehead proofs are discernible w/ correct broken die “P” unique to standard production Richmond manufactured bbls. Each of the 3 flat bbl. bands have the correct “U” proof positioned toward the middle & above plane of band springs. The original Richmond tapered ramrod is present as is the correct 2 leaf 3 position rear sight. Both original sling swivels are also present. The original Richmond stock is among the best you will find. CONDITION: very good. orig & complete, orig iron was cleaned & browned, overall dark & pitted. Brass nose cap & buttplate have mottled medium mustard patina. Lock markings are crisp. Bbl. proofs are light but totally discernable. The stock is sound w/ hand worn patina, some roughness to bottom of butt stock rear of triggerguard & chipping near nose cap, still a very superior uncleaned Richmond stock. Mechanically fine w/ well defined rifling in dark bore. (01-19499/JS). ANTIQUE. 7,000-9,000.

Lot: 3017 - VERY RARE CONFEDERATE USED MISSISSIPPI RIFLE “GATE

CITY GUARDS” ATLANTA, GA. Cal. 58. NSN. . Bbl. 33”. The Gate City Guards have a long & illustrious military history. By the 1850s Atlanta was becoming an important city in Georgia due to the railroad. Atlanta was becoming known as the “Gate City of the South” due to Atlanta being the terminus of 3 major railroads. The Gate City guards would form a militia company in Jan. 1857 & receive a charter from the Gov. In 1859. The Gate City guard was the only militia formed in Atlanta at the time w/ most members being a part of the Atlanta Fire Dept. Larger GA cities at the time such as Macon, Savannah, Augusta & Columbus such as these had militia units dating back decades. Early in 1861, when GA voted to secede from the Union, the guard was the first militia company from the state to offer their services to Gov. Brown. They joined the first GA Regt. April 1st, 1861 in Macon, GA. The unit already had their First National battle flag which was made by the ladies of Atlanta & is part of the Atlanta History Center today. In February 1861 the GA Adjutant General had procured as many arms for the upcoming war as possible before secession. Among that inventory were 370 Model 1841 US “Mississippi” rifles, this no doubt being one. The Gate City Guards were 100 men strong at the beginning of the war & were thought to have been armed w/ the Mississippi rifles from state inventory. This rifle is stamped on top of buttplate “G C G” over rifle number “14”. Rifle has been armory re-rifled from .54 to .58 caliber, possibly by Georgia Armory. There has got to be another survivor out there somewhere, but to date this is the only example known. At least 2 Atlanta made Bowie Knives are also stamped “GCG” for identified members of the Gate City Guards & are pictured in Confederate Bowie Knives by Milton, Phillips & Sexton. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: record sheet by Dr. Fred Novy along w/ sm. File of research. CONDITION: good to very good overall, original & authentic, “as found”. Missing sling swivels as noted. Bbl. & lock have smooth mottled gray iron patina, lock markings are clear as are unit markings on butt. Brass has light mustard patina. Stock is sound w/ handwork patina w/ about 1” piece of wood missing behind bbl., right of tang. Inspection cartouches visible in outline online. Remnants of 2 pins, opposite lock, which once possibly attached plaque or tag, only remnant of one pin & pin hole remain. A carved area on left side of buttstock about 1” square have been purposely obliterated. We wonder what was removed from between the plaque & the carving telling more of the history of this unique marked rifle. Stock is lightly refinished w/ remnants of old varnish. Mechanically fine w/ discernable rifling in well used bore. PROVENANCE: from the collection of Dr. Fred Novy, ASAC. (01-20116/JS). ANTIQUE. $4,000-6,000.

Lot: 3018 - CONFEDERATE SC PALMETTO MUSKET.

Cal. .69. NSN. This popular Confederate long arm is in standard configuration w/ 42” bbl. Lock is of the scarce “bushy tree” variety. “PALMETTO ARMORY S * C” in circular cartouche around the Palmetto tree forward of hammer, tail stamped vertically “COLUMBIA / S.C.1852”. Buttplate is properly marked “SC”. The bbl. is unmarked other than faint “VP” proof at breech. This musket “saw the elephant”, but presents well w/ excellent lock & buttplate markings. There is a rarely seen copper sheet added behind the bolster to area of wood prone to burnout, Confederate ingenuity. Swivels have been removed. Ramrod appears to be a contemporary blacksmith replacement. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: data sheet compiled w/ internal markings & other details by Palmetto Armory authority Dr. Fred Novy. CONDITION: good to very good overall. Iron patina. Stock is sound w/ old refinish w/ scattered cosmetic blemishes. Mechanically fine w/ clear smooth bore. PROVENANCE: from the collection of Dr. Fred Novy, ASAC. (01-20144/JS). ANTIQUE. $4,000-6,000.

Lot: 3019 - 1863 DATED RICHMOND RIFLED MUSKET.

Cal. 58. NSN. Standard configuration, 40” bbl, brass buttplate & nosecap. Lock marked “C.S. / RICHMOND, VA” forward of hammer & dated 1863 vertically on tail. Bbl. date, like on most well used Richmonds, is not visible due to pitting from firing. CONDITION: good overall, iron has mixed gray/brown patinas, appears original, ramrod is 1855 swelled variety which is often seen on Richmonds though not Confederate manufacture. Stock is sound w/ hand worn patina, scattered dings & nicks, a few small putty chip repairs. Mechanically fine w/ good rifled bore. (01-19854/JS). ANTIQUE. $6,000-8,000.

Lot: 3020 - 1862 DATED TOWER MUSKET, PROBABLE CONFEDERATE

BLOCKADE RUN. Cal. 58. NSN. Bbl. 39 1/8". Barleycorn front sight w/ graduated leaf rear sight. Lock is stamped "1862 / TOWER" forward of the hammer, oddly, the “2” in “1862”, rises above the “186”. There is a crown stamp behind the hammer. 3 Band fastened walnut stock. Brass fittings include buttplate, trigger guard, side plate escutcheons & nose cap. Slotted tip ramrod. Stock has oval cartouche "I.C." associated w/ known Confederate muskets. Comb of stock forward of buttplate tang has partially visible 3 digit number starting w/ "2". CONDITION: bbl. has cleaned gray appearance showing general pitting. Lock shows light pitting. Brass parts have a mild patina. Sanded & refinished stock shows wear w/ numerous dents & handling marks having wood erosion above lock. Bore shows light pitting & retains strong rifling. (01-20128/JS). ANTIQUE. $2,000-3,000.

Lot: 3021 - VERY FINE “ATTIC CONDITION” CIVIL WAR 1862 DATED

ENFIELD RIFLE MUSKET. Cal. 577. NSN. Bbl. 39". 1862 Dated ”TOWER” in beautiful unmolested condition w/ raised grain to stock w/ crisp discernible markings. The Confederate’s most sought after rifle musket during the Civil War was the model 1853, tens of thousands were imported through the blockade. This musket was made by “TIPPING & LAWDEN” w/ their mark on stock and bbl. “Birmingham Small Arms” trademark cartouche on right side of buttstock, along w/ their viewing proofs stamped rear of triggerguard. Rifle musket is in standard config., 39" bbl. w/ Birmingham proof marks, adj. long range rear sight, 3 clamping bands, 2 sling swivels; brass buttplate, trigger guard & nosecap. Tipping & Lawden marked Enfields of several configs. have known Confederate connections, though this example has no definitive proofs, it is still typical of the most popular Confederate longarm of the Civil War, an exceptional example which was used lightly & taken care of since the war. CONDITION: fine overall, complete & original other than missing ramrod which. Bbl. has dark patina mixed w/ thinning blue finish, lock & hammer smooth dark patina w/ traces of case colors. Stock is sound, well fit w/ sharp edges, scattered cosmetic scratches & bruising. Brass has smooth medium mustard patina. Screw heads all sharp. Markings on wood & metal all crisp & discernible w/ exception: circle “E” proof on top of bbl. in front of “TL&C” stamp which is obscured by light powder pitting. Mechanically crisp w/ crisp rifled bore w/ pitting. (01-19498/JS). ANTIQUE. $2,000-4,000.

Lot: 3022 - COMPOSITE RICHMOND MUSKETOON.

Cal. 58. NSN. Bbl. 35". High hump Richmond lock dated 1861 w/ brass nosecap & buttplate. Bands & hardware are in Richmond style, but can be from one of several Civil War flat band contracts. Bbl. is cut down from 1861 model musket. Stock is carved “HENRY COOK” on left side of buttstock. CONDITION: fair. 9" Of forestock is spliced & stretched. Lock is poorly fit. Stock has much erosion & refinish. Carving of unknown vintage. Mechanically functional, hammer has broken ears & nipple is pounded & shortened. Bore has discernible rifling. (01-19443/JS). ANTIQUE. $800-1,200.

Lot: 3023 - SPURIOUS TYLER TEXAS MARKED RIFLE.

Cal. 64. NSN. Bbl. 27 3/4" smooth bore. 42 1/2" Overall. This rifle has collection history over 50 years old, but that may be as old as the markings. Gun is made somewhat in the style of extremely rare Tyler Texas Confederate Arms. All iron mounted of various assembled parts. There is a brass & silver star plaque w/ 2nd regiment Texas markings. CONDITION: good to very good overall, dark iron patina. Stock has hand worn patina, area of erosion & rust at buttplate. Mechanically functional w/ pitted smooth bore. (01-19459/JS). ANTIQUE. $600-800.

Lot: 3024 - AS FOUND MODEL 1855 SPRINGFIELD RIFLE MUSKET

FOUND AT STEWART’S DRAFT, VA. Cal. 58. NSN. Bbl. 40". This musket has the look of so many as found, Confederate used long arms. Rear sight & Maynard tape door removed as Confederates had no resource to get Maynard cap rolls. Consignors states this was found in barn at Stewart’s Draft, VA. Standard configuration 1857 dated. CONDITION: good to very good as found. Lock & hammer screws are contemporary replacements from time of use w/ same dark iron patina found on balance of gun. Brass nose cap has mixed mustard patina. Metal w/ overall dark iron patina at breech & buttplate. Stock is well fit w/ contemporary small tack inset on left side of bbl. tang. Scattered cosmetic blemishes. 2" Crack opposite lock. Overall hard worn patina. Main spring strong, but hammer will not hold. Dark pitted rifle bore. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19695/JS). ANTIQUE. $600-1,000.

Lot: 3025 - ENFIELD RIFLE MUSKET CARRIED BY ROBERT MAROLD,

143rd, NEW YORK. Cal. .577. NSN. Rarely seen are arms nicely personalized by soldiers such as this. Name is finely & contemporarily stamped into triggerguard: “HAROLD MAROLD / Co. K 143rd NYSV”. Musket is standard Enfield rifle musket issued to the 143rd w/ 39” bbl, 1862 dated Tower lock. Harold was involved in GAR & inset a 50th anniversary of 143rd from 1912 badge in stock. Robert Marold mustered into Co. K, 143rd NY Infantry Sept. 9, 1862 & mustered out July 20, 1865. He would see action in Virginia leading up to corps going to Tennessee for battles of Missionary Ridge & around Chattanooga going into winter camps at Bridgeport. The 143rd was prominent all through the Atlanta campaign, seeing every action & then Sherman’s March to the Sea, then into Carolinas for Johnston’s surrender. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: small research file. CONDITION: very good-good overall, complete & original. Bbl. & lock have heavy iron patina w/ pitting overall, brass has light mustard patina, stock is sound, dents, dings & weathering, mechanically functional w/ pitted bore. (01-20153/JS). ANTIQUE. $3,000-5,000.

Lot: 3026 - 1848 DATED REMINGTON MODEL 1841 MISSISSIPPI RIFLE.

Cal. 54. NSN. Bbl. 33" rnd. Standard configuration of the popular Civil War era brass mounted rifle. This example has had the muzzle turned to accept angular bayonet. This is a nice “as found” example w/ untouched patina. CONDITION: very good overall, complete & original, though missing sling swivels, inset rear sight is correct style replacement. Lock & bbl. have dark iron patina, pitting around breech obscuring proofs & date. Lock has crisp markings. Stock is sound & solid w/ scattered cosmetic blemishes w/ 2 discernible inspectors cartouches. Mechanically fine w/ discernible rifled bore. (01-19444/JS). ANTIQUE. $1,500-2,000.

Lot: 3027 - NO LOT.

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Lot: 3028 - 1868 DATED TOWER RIFLED MUSKETOON.

Cal. 577. NSN. Bbl. 28 1/4" w/ London proofs at rear, fitted w/ long range rear sight & barley corn front sight. Lock is marked w/ crowned “VR” at rear of flat plate & “1868 TOWER” at center. Walnut stock extends to w/ in 6" of muzzle w/ brass cap & attaches to bbl. w/ 2 steel bands. Right side of butt is stamped w/ maker’s mark “BARNETT (?)”. Triggerguard & buttplate are brass & unmarked. Nipple protector & chain are installed in front of triggerguard bow. Original type canvas & leather sling is held by iron loops on front band & on toeline of stock. CONDITION: iron parts w/ old cleaning are now silver to gray. Stock w/ old oil refinish has numerous minor marks, markings rather faint. Bore is fair, dark & pitted. Mechanically good. (01-19464/MGM). ANTIQUE. $800-1,200.

Lot: 3029 - US MODEL 1841 PERCUSSION MISSISSIPPI RIFLE.

Cal. 54. NSN. Bbl. 33" w/ brass blade front sight & fixed V notch rear sight. Lock is marked in front of the hammer w/ “ROBBINS & LAWRENCE U.S.” & in back of the hammer, “WINDSOR VT 1851”. Brass triggerguard, patch box, buttplate, side plate, bbl. band & nosecap. Iron ramrod & sling swivels. Full length stock. Patchbox contains a screw, round ball, 2 nipples & a patch. Total of 1,500 of these arms were mfg. from 1848-1853 by Robbins & Lawrence. CONDITION: bbl. has a mottled patina, as does the hammer. Lock has a darker patina. All brass has a mellow, mustard patina. Lock holds both full & half cock. Wood shows various dents & dings but no major damage. Fine bore. (01-19992/BF). ANTIQUE. $1,200-1,600.

Lot: 3030 - FINE & SCARCE MODEL 1847 SPRINGFIELD ARTILLERY

MUSKETOON W/ BAYONET. NSN. 41” Overall, 26” rnd smoothbore bbl. w/ “VP/Eaglehead” proofs, “1851” stamped on tang. Lock has eagle over “US” forward of hammer, ”SPRING/FIELD / 1851” vertically at tail. Sling swivel is found on rear band & fitted on escutcheon at back bottom of buttstock; trumpet headed ramrod. Though 3000 of this pattern were made, few survive in such fine original condition. CONDITION: very good to fine overall. Metal is cleaned & bright, crisp markings, small areas of pinprick pitting. Stock is sound & solid, refinished & varnished. Single inspector’s cartouche visible in outline only. Bayonet (US surcharged) w/ matching fine bright condition. Mechanically crisp, bright smooth bore. (01-19916/JS). ANTIQUE. $4,000-5,000.

Lot: 3031 - EXTREMELY FINE CIVIL WAR REMINGTON MODEL 1862

CONTRACT RIFLE & BAYONET. Cal. .58. NSN. Most collectors agree that this brass mounted rifle, w/ blued bbl & case colored lock is among the most beautiful of all Civil War arms. 10,000 of these were contracted by the US Ordnance Department August 1862, all 10,000 were delivered by January 1864. Often referred to as Remington Zouave rifle, no Zouave ever carried one & none saw Civil War service however. 49” Overall, 33” round bbl. w/ bayonet lug, 3 position adj. rear sight dated “1863” & “VP/Eaglehead” proved. Lock dated “1863”, “eagle/US” & “REMINGTON’S / ILION, N.Y.”. 2 Crisp inspector cartouches are found on stock opposite lock. CONDITION: extremely fine overall. Bbl. retains most all its factory blue finish, lock & hammer retain most of their muted case colors. Stock has areas of raised grain, sharp edges, scattered storage dings & dents. Brass has smooth light mustard patina. Mechanically crisp w/ bright shiny bore. Accompanying bayonet also in fine condition w/ partial leather scabbard, original throat w/ frog button. (01-19919/JS). ANTIQUE. $2,500-3,500.

Lot: 3032 - CIVIL WAR BRONZE MOUNTAIN HOWITZER WITH EXTREMELY

RARE ORIGINAL CARRIAGE AND CAISSON. Registry #88, 12 pounder. 12 pounder mountain howitzers were used to great effect in many engagements in the Mexican War, Civil War, & Indian Wars. It was the workhorse of mobile troops, especially cavalry. Used to fire only anti-personnel ammunition including explosive shell, case shot, or canister. This a beautiful 1863 dated US model 1835 mountain howitzer & is the only one surviving on an original prairie carriage & caisson according to the accompanying letter of provenance. Inspected "ABD" (Alexander B. Dyer) on muzzle along w/ weight "225" pounds, "AMCo" (Ames Manufacturing Company, Chicopee, Mass), registry "No 88". Foundry number “108” stamped on the right rim base. Ames, America’s preeminent cannon maker manufactured only 112 mountain howitzers during the Civil War & this is among the best. Most survivors are in parks & museum collections. PROVENANCE: donated to Fort William Henry Harrison, Terre Haute, IN 1916; property bought by BPOE and became Elks Ft. Harrison Country Club; ex-Ken Watterson collection; ex Hank Williams, Jr collection; private North Georgia collection. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: letter of provenance from Hank Williams Jr. CONDITION: very good overall w/ restoration to damaged wood & new paint. Good markings on muzzle & rim base other than inspector “ABD” which is weak. Brass exhibits yellow mustard bronze patina, numerous small nicks & scratches which do not affect aesthetics. (02-15493/JS). $75,000-125,000.

Lot: 3033 - FINE BRONZE 1863 DATED NAPOLEON MODEL 1857 LIGHT

FIELD CANNON. Registry #149, 12 pounder. Napoleons were the workhorse of Civil War artillery both North & South. This preeminent light field gun was revolutionizing warfare after being introduced by the French about 10 years prior to the Civil War. The Napoleon replaced almost all other smooth bore field guns. This fine example made by Henry Hooper weighs 1227 pounds, foundry # 159, dated 1863, & inspected by “TJR” (Thomas Jackson Rodman). This cannon for many years was part of a memorial to Union Veterans in Dunsmore Cemetery. Hank Williams, Jr fired it on television when in his collection for 30 years. PROVENANCE: Veterans Section of Dunmore Cemetery, Scranton PA: ex-Peter Albees collection: ex-Hank Williams, Jr. collection: private North Georgia collection. CONDITION: very good overall, tube has mottled green patina w/ good markings. Carriage is excellent quality reproduction. (02-15411/JS). $75,000-125,000.

Lot: 3034 - RARE CIVIL WAR 5 POUND KETCHUM GRENADE.

Among the great ordnance oddities of the Civil War were the Ketchum patented hand grenades. They came in three sizes, 5 lbs being the largest. The elongated iron body has a pewter percussion fuse system & a wooden tail w/ cardboard fins. Hand grenade was thrown w/ the fins stabilizing flight such that the grenade would land directly on plunger nose first for detonation. They could not be thrown very far, so their use was quite limited. They were used in several attacks at Port Hudson where Union forces soon learned their limitations. At the battle of the Priest Cap, Union soldiers threw the grenades up over the works & after the Confederate defenders figured out how they worked, they rigged blankets to catch them. The Confederates could now use their Ketchum grenades & hurled them down upon the hunkered down Yankees to great effect. Relic hunters digging this particular breastwork only found fragments of this peculiar weapon in front of the Confederate works where poor Union troops became trapped. CONDITION: body of projectile is in fine condition including pewter fusing all painted black. Set of wooden & cardboard fins are complete though soiled & delicate at bends, one corner is missing on one fin, fins are correctly marked w/ patent information “..ENTED AUG. 20 1861” The plunger is a fabrication & not original but is properly made for display. (02-15475/JS). $2,000-3,000.

Lot: 3035 - REVOLUTIONARY WAR TO WAR OF 1812 ERA SALUTING OR

SIGNAL CANNON. Lg., heavy saluting cannons like this one were used in the 18th & early 19th century for several purposes including firing salutes, sending signals or simply testing the efficacy of gun powder. This exceptionally lg. & well used example measures 8" high & approx. 7 1/2" wide. The touch hole on 1 side is about 2 1/2" from the base. The base flares out to allow a firm footing on most any surface & the top swells near the muzzle. CONDITION: interior & exterior have a heavily oxidized finish attesting to the great age of this piece. (02-15367/BF). $400-600.

Lot: 3036 - 4 FRAMED ARTILLERY SHELL POWDER BAGS & 2 GUNPOWDER

TINS. 1) 38 x 10” Frame containing 4 different powder bags w/ markings corresponding to British circa 1880-1890 projectiles (QF is for Quick Fire). CONDITION: good overall. 2) Two 4 x 3 x 1.25” screw top Japanned tins w/ navy blue & gold paper labels “CLUB SPORTING / POWDER DESIGNED EXPRESSLY FOR / BREECH LOADING / FFG / AUSTIN POWDER CO. / CLEVELAND, O.”. CONDITION: good overall, much of the orig. japanning chipped exposing bright metal, labels are all discernible w/ cosmetic chips & scratches. (02-15476/JS). $300-400.

Lot: 3037 - RARE & HISTORIC CIVIL WAR 35 STAR GUIDON FOR 2ND

MASS CAVALRY MADE BY A.W. POLLARD, BOSTON, MASS. Regulation Civil War 35-star cavalry guidon, 27” on hoist & 41” on fly, maker marked by A.W. Pollard & Co. of Boston who contracted for many other Massachusetts flags. 35 Stars became official July 4, 1863 & were used until the end of the war. Company K of the 2nd Massachusetts Cavalry was made up mostly of Boston-area men & left for Baltimore, Maryland February 12, 1863, & proceeded to Fort Monroe thence to Gloucester Point opposite Yorktown Virginia. It is not known how the family who originally sold this flag obtained it, but research has shown that a descendent was the niece of Capt. Goodwin A Stone of Co. K who was wounded on July 4, 1864, at Aldie, Virginia & died about 2 weeks later. Stone’s mother & brother visited him before he died, it is conjecture that the mother ended up w/ the flag & that it was descended to her daughter, Eliza Stone Marchant; then to their ancestor Louisa Marchant. Regardless of history, this is a rare survivor of the Civil War. Archivally framed w/ conservation report. CONDITION: very good overall as conserved, good colors, only minor losses & fraying, at least 2 holes appear to be from bullets, staining, photographs of flag pre-conservation are in report, which is available online. (02-15946). $10,000-20,000.

Lot: 3038 - OUTSTANDING CIVIL WAR REGIMENTAL FLAG FOR THE

UNION RIFLES WHICH BECAME PART OF THE 10TH NEW JERSEY INFANTRY. This beautiful flag measures 61" x 56" including 2 1/2" of gold fringe on 3 sides. It is housed in a gold finished frame measuring 67" x 63". The frame has a 2 3/8" medallion in each corner decorated w/ an American flag. The flag body is blue & features a seal of the State of New Jersey surrounded by 34 stars. The 34 star flag became official on July 4, 1861 & remained the official United States flag until July 4, 1863. These facts tell us that this regimental flag was likely made between July 4, 1861 & July 4, 1863. Above the Seal of New Jersey is a ribbon that reads, “PRESENTED BY THE LADIES OF LUMBERTON TOWNSHIP”. A ribbon below the seal reads, “TO THE UNION RIFLES”. The Union Rifles of New Jersey appear to be from the Newark area & joined the 10th New Jersey Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. The 10th New Jersey served honorably & fought in the Battle of the Wilderness, Battle of Spotsylvania, Battle of Cold Harbor, Battle of Strasburg, Battle of Fisher's Hill, Third Battle of Winchester, Battle of Cedar Creek & Third Battle of Petersburg. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: a lg. file of paperwork & provenance come w/ this fine flag that includes excerpts of early New Jersey military history, information on Captain Johnson of the 10th New Jersey, ownership provenance & much more. CONDITION: flag has not been examined out of frame. The colors of the flag remain true & vivid. The details remain intact. The blue field appears to have a few minor separations. The framed flag displays wonderfully & could be the centerpiece of any Civil War collection. (02-15620/BF). $12,500-17,500.

Lot: 3039 - CIVIL WAR 34 STAR FLAG, FAIR OAKS, VIRGINIA.

“FAIR OAKS” VIRGINIA BATTLE HONOR. Totally hand sewn wool bunting flag by Brooklyn sail maker George W. Gerau, 1862-1863. Flag was deaccessioned by Valley Forge Historical Society (now the Museum of the American Revolution). Flag is exceptionally well crafted w/ inset cut through twilled wool lettering & cotton stars. This flag was originally given to the Rev. W. Herbert Burk (1867-1933), the founder & curator of the Valley Forge Historical Society. Burk’s main interest of course was the American Revolution, but he collected all American historical objects (Making a Museum-Confessions of a Curator, 1926). Unfortunately, the original donation card is lost, but a 2015 transcription reads “Rev. Mr. Burk / Yours of the 11th rec’d. / I will send flag. As I wrote you / that my late Husband had the / flag made on his return home / wounded from Fair Oaks VA, we / had a great time one day, the day / that flag was raised and how we / enjoyed seeing it blow out thus / showing the lettering”. It also goes on to state his service as a first lieutenant in the 61st Regiment New York Volunteers, also the 22nd United States Colored Troops, acting assistant inspector general of the colored brigade & a first lieutenant in the Veteran Reserve Corps. A little detective work may find the original donor. Battle of Fair Oaks fought May 31 – June 1, 1862, produced over 5,000 casualties, killed & wounded. The 61st New York alone had 100 casualties. The soldier who survived this terrible fight had means to buy this very expensive flag as a memorial to his survival. Flag measures 77” on hoist, 157” on fly. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: Conservation report. CONDITION: good to very good. Excellent color, light soiling, minor reductions other than linen hoist, which is heavily frayed & only partially intact, but enough to read most of the maker’s mark. One large handmade brass grommet is still intact at bottom edge of hoist. (02-15947). $5,000-8,000.

Lot: 3040 - WELL PROVENANCED UNKNOWN TENNESSEE COMPANY

CAPTURED CONFEDERATE FIRST NATIONAL FLAG. Pictured as color plate 118 & described on pgs. 400-401 in the recently released book by University of Tennessee Press “Civil War Flags of Tennessee”, a monumental work and a project 20 years in the making. The capture of this flag is described in the August 13th 1862 Nashville Daily Union newspaper. It was taken home by Capt. Charles

Lot: 3041 - RARE 19TH CENTURY 13 STAR AMERICAN FLAG WITH

UNIQUE CANTON DESIGN. 36x62" All hand sewn light weight single ply wool bunting, 18x36" canton w/ 3 horizontal rows arranged 5:3:5 sewn-through 4" cotton stars, 1.5" linen hoist w/ 2 hand whipped eyelets. Flag shows very good seamstress skills w/ reinforced wear panels at corners. The canton design 5:3:5 and 1:2 ratio height:length is most unusual. Materials utilized are all Civil War or earlier including threads. Sewing school is typical of Civil War or earlier w/ flat-fell seams, finished fly edge & selvage edges on top & bottom stripes Rectangular cantons are typically seen on earlier flags, 5:3:5 arrangement of stars is only shown once in Grace Cooper’s “Thirteen Stars'' similar to Revolutionary War era Guilford NC Courthouse Battle Flag. This flag is freshly found in Ohio estate. CONDITION: good to very good overall, bright colors, scattered small reductions especially at fly end and top and bottom stripes, cotton stars have staining & scattered small holes unaffecting aesthetic. (02-15878/JS). $5,000-10,000.

Lot: 3042 - 19TH CENTURY REUNION BATTLEFLAG MADE BY WIFE OF

RICHMOND CONFEDERATE SOLDIER. A very interesting feature of this flag is that it was made from the same single ply bunting used in Richmond to make ANV (Army of Northern Virginia) battle flags. Just like regulation ANVs, the red bunting came in 18" loomed width & is pieced identically. Flag is made in the same style but larger w/ double appliqué 6" white cotton stars, 3/8" twill fimbriation along the cross. 1" Cotton hoist has 3 handmade copper grommets added after manufacture, as one grommet partially obliterates the ink inscription “Made by Mrs. L. B. Edwards'' & “Richmond Post / UDC”. Mrs. L.B. Edwards was the wife of Dr. Landon Brame Edwards who entered service in Drewry's Company, Virginia Artillery (Southside Artillery) in 1863 till war’s end. A file of notes & history accompany the flag including great-great grandson’s comments about the flag & Dr. Edwards. Dr Edward’s wife, Nancy Pettyjohn Rucker Edwards (1845-1898), made this flag w/ a treadle sewing machine just like ANVs in wartime were made. She would have been 18 when ANVs were first being made, is it possible she was one of the contract seamstresses for Richmond depot? Amazingly, she had the same materials that Richmond clothing depot utilized otherwise. Regardless, rarely offered is a bona fide pre-1900 Confederate Veterans flag. 55" square plus 1" leading edge. CONDITION: fair-good as sewn to cotton backer. Good colors, soiling, stains, moth damage to wool bunting w/ largest reductions backed w/ red cloth. Total reductions about 5%. (02-15511/JS). $4,000-5,000.

Lot: 3043 - FINE AND RARE LOUIS HAIMAN CONFEDERATE STAFF

OFFICER’S SWORD. This unique Confederate pattern is considered by many collectors to be the most elegant of Confederate staff swords, finely etched blade w/ distinctive “ DEO / VINDICE” motto in wreath of corn & cotton along w/ panoplies of arms, flags & unique central panel “LIBERTY’S FRIEND”. The guard, which is only seen by this mfg. has wide, turned down counter guard w/ pierced high relief design w/ central “CS”. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: 2001 letter of authenticity & bill of sale. CONDITION: very good to fine overall, original, complete & authentic. Guard slightly loose due to missing leather washer between blade & hilt. 29 1/2” Slightly curved blade has unstopped fuller, 21” etched panels, overall gray w/ areas of original luster, staining & light pitting. Maker’s mark “L. HAIMAN / COLUMBUS” is etched on ricasso under cross guard. Grip retains about 80% original leather w/ scuffing & reductions. Braided wire wrap is complete but has old break repair which is glued back in place. Original Haiman brass mounted scabbard. Brass once cleaned on hilt & scabbard mounts have mixed medium mustard patina. (02-15782/JS). $30,000-40,000.

Lot: 3044 - EXTREMELY RARE DUFIHLO CONFEDERATE CAVALRY

OFFICER’S SABER. This is one of only 2 known Dufihlo, New Orleans made “pelican feeding young” w/ C & S motif w/ extra branches. It is most unusual utilizing a pattern 1796 British blade & scabbard. Cavalry officer who carried this sword wanted a heavy blade. It is quite possible that the officer had Dufihlo update family sword, maybe a sword captured from the British in the war of 1812. Regardless, this is a wonderful original sword w/ a rich collection history & has been published in several books. PROVENANCE: Ex Art Fry collection; ex Kevin Hoffman collection; pictured in Shannon Pritchard’s “Collecting the Confederacy”; pictured page 222 Richard Bezdek’s “Swords of the Civil War”; Lee Gray collection. CONDITION: very good overall, all original & complete, brass hilt & pommel have dark smooth chocolate/dark mustard patinas. Grip wrap is complete w/ scuffing partially exposed cord at top, original twisted wire was broken & repaired during period of use. The 32" wide blade is overall gray w/ staining & pitting small remnants of etched decoration can be found at ricasso. Scabbard is sound w/ a smooth iron patina, retaining original split rings, scattered small dings & dents especially near drag. (02-15514/JS). $25,000-30,000.

Lot: 3045 - EXCEPTIONAL CONFEDERATE COLLEGE HILL PRESENTATION

OFFICER’S SWORD, KIA TENNESSEE OFFICER LT. COLONEL JAMES BOTTLES. Classic College Hill characteristic 30” bright “pen-knife” blade, long thin unstopped fuller w/ 22” etched thin foliate panels w/ 4” panel “CSA” inscribed: “Capt. J. L. Bottles / Ball Mt. Guards / 3rd E. Tenn. Regt.”, the finest survivor of any College Hill foot officer’s sword. The finely engraved inscription & crossed Confederate First National flags w/ “CSA” was done by a master, rarely seen on Southern swords. This pattern was made very early in war as General Felix Zollicoffer was wearing one when he was killed January 9, 1862. Nashville fell in February 1862 & College Hill swords ceased to be made. Choate’s Ford, TN was renamed Zollicoffer (now Bluff City) in honor of the fallen general. Ironically, Capt. Bottles carrying the same pattern sword when Zollicoffer was killed, was mortally wounded in a skirmish at Zollicoffer (Choates Ford) September 21, 1863. His gravestone reads: “Aged 38 years 5 m 4 days. Col. 26th Reg. Tenn Vol. CSA" On the battles gory field, When foes assailed our Southern land, His dauntless spirit would not yield, But boldly met the invading band”. Captain James L. Bottles (1838-1863) Captain Bottles raised & commanded the Ball Mountain Guards, 3rd East Tennessee Infantry at Haynesville, TN in June, 1861. He probably received this sword shortly thereafter. The unit was consolidated in September as Company B, 26th Regiment Tennessee Infantry. Most of his company was captured at Fort Donelson February 16, 1862 after suffering 96 casualties. Capt. Bottles was imprisoned at Johnson’s Island, Ohio. He was exchanged & reunited w/ his unit in late 1862 being promoted to Lieutenant Colonel, dying from wounds received while in pursuit of Union raiders at Zollicoffer, TN September 21, 1863. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: a small file of research on Capt. Bottles accompany sword. CONDITION: sword is fine overall, grip is complete w/ orig leather & twisted brass wire, uncleaned olive/dark mustard patina to brass mounts & hilt. Hilt has traces of gilt in protected areas. Bright brilliant blade w/ crisp etching. The orig scabbard leather body has restoration & drag is replaced but has matching patina to balance of brass mounts. (02-15399/JS). $20,000-30,000.

Lot: 3046 - FINE & HISTORIC INSCRIBED LOUIS BISSONNET MOBILE

CONFEDERATE SWORD OF MAJOR THOMAS O. STONE, 40TH ALABAMA INFANTRY. Louis Bissonnet & James Conning swords made in Mobile, Alabama when unmarked are often confused by collectors as products of Leech & Rigdon who used same pattern hilts. The blades however are quite different. Mobile made blades have rounded top edges, Leech are flat. Blade etching is also distinct on Mobile made swords, especially those of Louis Bissonnet w/ his delicate fine line scrolls & lettering. 1850 Style hilt w/ “CS” in oval is cast on top of guard xxx by tobacco leaves, floral guard, plain undecorated pommel & quillon, 32” unstopped fuller blade, 11” etched panel “T. O. Stone”. Dr. Thomas Oswald Stone (1834-1864) joined the local Mobile 40th Alabama infantry Regiment as 1st Lieut. March 29, 1862, promoted Captain May 1, 1862 & commanded Co. G. His brother George Washington Stone (1831-1864) was NCO in same company. Both would die in 1864. Dr. Stone had gallant service record in the 40th being promoted several times. During Vicksburg campaign he commanded 3 companies known as “Stone’s Battalion of Alabama Sharpshooters”. They escaped capture at Vicksburg being on expedition to Sunflower & Yazoo Rivers. Stone’s Battalion sharpshooters would fight independently until being reunited just before Battle of Lookout Mountain. He was Lt. Colonel at the time of his death in the winter camps Dalton Georgia May 5, 1864. According to family records Stone was wounded at Lookout Mountain prior to the winter camps, not fully recovering till his death from pneumonia. His brothers took his body back home in a wagon filled w/ charcoal for burial near his home. His older brother George would die 6 months later November 6, 1864. CONDITION: sword is fine overall & original scabbard is very good. Blade is overall gray w/ staining & old cleaning, etched panel is clear & discernible. Hilt & pommel dark unmolested chocolate brown patina. Original grip & wire wrap are complete & sound. Sword is missing protective washer. Scabbard is complete, throat has open seam & numerous small dings & dents, drag has screw which appears added. Leather scabbard body has craquelure overall, some weakness from folding between middle mount & drag, all in all quite sound. (02-15400/JS). $20,000-30,000.

Lot: 3047 - EXQUISITE & RARE COLLEGE HILL STAFF OFFICER’S

SWORD. Classic College Hill, Nashville, Tenn made staff w/ large gilded branched guard w/ “CSA” cast. 30” pen-knife blade, etching covers much of blade w/ long vacant presentation panel. Patriotic motifs include: 1st National CS flag, large block “CSA”, Palmetto tree w/ snake wrapped around trunk; stylized tobacco plant w/ leaves & berries and stalk of corn representing agricultural wealth of the South. Unique top scabbard mount is angled to fit guard & has sword ring attached at bottom, not seen on makers other than College Hill. CONDITION: sword is overall very fine. Complete brown leather grip w/ twisted wire showing little wear, traces of gold wash in protected areas of hilt & part mounts. Blade is overall bright/gray retaining much original luster. The original College Hill scabbard is fine for condition except last few inches of leather & drag are restorations. (02-15405/JS). $12,000-15,000.

Lot: 3048 - INSCRIBED JAMES CONNING CONFEDERATE STAFF & FIELD

OFFICER’S SWORD. James Conning prior to the Civil War sold Ames swords in his Mobile, Alabama store. His staff sword is copied from an Ames model 1850 staff & field, w/ changes like “CS” in decorated basket instead of US & plain undecorated quillon. The blade would still be rounded on the top edge and bottom edge leading into sharpening but would have unstopped fuller. Conning normally numbered his swords w/ matching numbers on each scabbard mount & leather scabbard body on unetched swords. This sword has 28 1/2" blade numbered “123”, scabbard throat numbered “187” and engraved “Made by / James Conning / Mobile”. Period inscribed name maker in script only partially discerned and appears to read: “Capt. R? (G or J) Johnson / Co. – 27th -----". The scabbard body is also numbered “187”. The middle mount & drag are restorations. CONDITION: sword is very good overall, gray blade w/ staining & areas of pitting, grip is very good w/ complete leather & wire, hilt & pommel are uncleaned w/ a mottled medium mustard patina, leather scabbard body is especially good w/ matching throat & as noted drag & middle mount are restorations. (02-15402/JS). $12,000-15,000.

Lot: 3049 - RARE & FINE THOMAS GRISWOLD SCRIPT “CS” OFFICER’S

SWORD. This rarely seen Confederate officer’s sword is in beautiful orig condition w/ especially fine grip. A nearly identical example pictured in Albaugh is accompanied by similar style import brass mounted German silver scabbard. 30” Blade, full firm “THOMAS, GRISWOLD & Co / NEW ORLEANS” stamped on ricasso. CONDITION: fine overall, gray blade, makers’ mark mostly discernible, complete bright original leather grip & wire wrap, brass hilt & pommel have medium mustard patina w/ traces of original gilt. Accompanying German silver scabbard is in matching condition. (02-15401/JS). $12,000-15,000.

Lot: 3050 - FINE PRESENTED 1861 E J JOHNSTON OFFICER’S SWORD.

This sword is made almost identically including sword mounts & presentation to a sword shown on page 107 of Albaugh’s “Photographic Supplement to Confederate Swords”. The large 9” presentation panel on one side of this sword was purposely obliterated leaving only “1861”. The other side’s sword has identical decorated panel “Jas. H. Branch” in same old English script. This panel instead of name usually has maker’s mark, but most presentation Confederate officer swords are unique. Sword was etched by Florian Herzog who was among the finest Confederate engravers working only 1861-1862, then going into Confederate service himself. This custom sword of James H. Branch is etched on either side of his name w/ lg. “C.S” & panoply of flags over crossed cannons & pistol. It is unknown why presentation panel has been obliterated as the remainder of the etch is quite crisp & fine. Guard is foliate decorated in style of US 1850 w/ distinctive E J Johnson knuckle guard w/ fluted termination into plain smooth undecorated pommel. Carved wood grip is painted black w/ twisted brass wire. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: small file of research materials. CONDITION: very good to fine overall, 30” blade is overall gray w/ well defined etching though as noted presentation panel on one side has been purposely obliterated. Scabbard fits sword well w/ considerable restoration to leather & replacement drag. (02-15781/JS). $12,000-15,000

Lot: 3051 - RARE AND ATTRACTIVE MASSIVE “K G & K” CONFEDERATE

STAFF OFFICER SWORD. This pattern is among the largest of all Confederate officer swords; made by the firm of Kraft Goldschmidt & Kraft of Columbia, SC. Their production is quite small w/ no more than 20 examples of this sword extant. One inscribed example was carried by Confederate General Joseph Kershaw. The massive guard is pierced w/ acorn & oak leaf design w/ a central “CS”. Guard has long decorated flat sided quillon & knuckle bow terminates into pommel in sea serpent head. Lg. brass ferrule, spiral cut wood grip w/ single thin brass wire wrap. Blade has etched 16” panels including makers mark “K G & K” on one side & “COLUMBIA SC” on other. Patriotic motifs include cross cannon, cannon balls, Columbian shield & lg. “CS”. CONDITION: sword overall is very good to fine retaining strong traces of gold on hilt, blade is gray overall, uncleaned, crisp etch panels w/ some original luster. Light staining & pitting near tip. Numerous sm. nicks in cutting edge. Grip appears original though eroded & cracked & has been dyed black matching its original color & varnish. The accompanying reproduction scabbard is made in correct style w/ brass mounts & fits sword well. (02-15787/JS). $12,000-15,000.

Lot: 3052 - RARE EARLY “W J McELROY” MACON, GEORGIA FOOT

OFFICER SWORD POSSIBLY CARRIED BY LT. CALVIN CALHOUN, 27TH GEORGIA INFANTRY. This early war McElroy exhibits same early blade on known early Macon made blades w/ lg. almost square ricassos. Sword also exhibits unique macon, branched nonfoliate guard w/ undecorated pommel & quillon. 30" Blade has classic long “dagger point” taper unique to McElroy. Blade is deeply etched w/ full firm name “W J McElroy & Co. / Macon Geo”, first national flags, drum & lg. “C.S”. Confederate brass mounted leather scabbard is of type made by College Hill of Nashville w/ distinctive top mount w/ sword ring mounted at bottom of throat which is field engraved “C. Calhoun”. Above name are sets of 19 slashes of unknown meaning, but so neatly cut they must have had meaning to Lt. Calvin Calhoun. There are only 2 C. Calhouns listed in Confederate soldier databases as officers. Charles H. Calhoun enlisted April 29th 1861 as 2nd Lt. in the 5th VA Infantry & died of wounds suffered at Chancellorsville, most likely a Virginian would not have had a Georgia made sword, and Lt. Calvin Calhoun (1830-1886) is most likely candidate who enlisted Sept. 10th 1861 being promoted 3 times to the rank of Capt. in May of 1864 in the 27th GA Infantry. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: sm. file of copied documents concerning Calvin Calhoun’s service record & 2000 dated bill of sale w/ letter of authenticity. CONDITION: very good overall. Blade is overall gray w/ deep, well defined etch & old sharpening. Leather grip is complete w/ scuffing & chipping to high areas. Original twisted brass wire complete & tight. Scabbard mounts have matching patina to hilt. Leather scabbard body has extensive restoration. (02-15780/JS). $12,000-15,000.

Lot: 3053 - RARE COLUMBUS GEORGIA DEWITT OFFICER’S SWORD

W/ “CS” IN POMMEL, SNAKES IN GUARD. Dewitt, of Columbus Georgia, made the most distinctive Confederate sword patterns. The coiled snakes replacing flowers in guard & the large “CS” in pommel are not seen on all his swords. This example is among 2 or 3 surviving examples w/ these features. 29” Blade w/ unstopped fuller. CONDITION: good-very good overall. Gray cleaned blade w/ pitting, hilt & pommel have mottled mixed mustard colored patina. Grip leather is dry & cracked but sound, twisted brass wire probably replaced. Accompanying scabbard fits well w/ patinaed brass mounts. Leather scabbard body has 2 glued repairs. (02-15406/JS). $7,000-9,000.

Lot: 3054 - 1FINEST KNOWN LEECH & RIGDON, COLUMBUS MISSISSIPPI

MADE CS SHORT SWORD W/ ORIGINAL SCABBARD & FROG. 24.25" Overall, 18.75" slight wasp waist dbl-edged blade, 2.25" wide, .31" thick. This massive short sword w/ CS letters at opposite ends of guard has been highly reproduced due to its popularity. This example has impeccable surfaces & great original patina. The CS letters are so similar to those on known Leech & Rigdon products, it is fair to assume they made the sword & were among the largest deep South sword manufacturers. The orig. brown leather scabbard w/ sheet iron throat is scarce enough, but the attached letter frog w/ belt loops is almost never seen. If you want the finest example known w/ no peers, this is it. CONDITION: fine-excellent overall, uncleaned and “as found”. The blade retains virtually all of its factory bright finish w/ scattered small forging flaws including a small chip in one cutting edge. Original protective leather washer is complete & intact. Brass hilt & scabbard frog button have fine yellow patina. The scabbard throat retains much of its original bright finish which is rarely seen. Scabbard body is sound retaining most of its original finish w/ scuffing on edges. The reinforced leather tip has opened stitches on both sides & partially detached but is complete w/ crazing & folding at last inch. The original frog retains much of its original black finish w/ crazing & chipping to finish, but is sound & complete. (02-15492/JS). $7,000-9,000.

Lot: 3055 - RARE AND FINEST EXAMPLE “JEFF DAVIS ARTILLERY”

CONFEDERATE SHORT SWORD. 23 1/2” Overall, 18 1/2” heavy dbl. edged blade w/ central spine. This unique design has cast fish scale grip w/ raised relief rectangular panel: “J D / A” in pommel, separate cast S shaped cast cross guard w/ stippled gutters & filing reminiscent of certain Confederate belt plates. Whoever this unknown early Alabama maker was, they most likely also made belt plates. Jeff Davis Artillery is one of the few artillery regiments chronicled through the war in a recent 385 pg. text, which is included w/ this lot, the elite Jeff Davis Artillery was organized in Selma, Alabama. The unit was immediately transferred to Virginia & took part in most every major battle w/ the Army of Northern Virginia, including Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Spotsylvania, and finally the Appomattox Campaign. There are a handful of these swords known, at least one example, none approaching the condition & clarity of markings on this example. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: 385 pg. “From Selma to Appomattox: The History of the Jeff Davis Artillery” by Lawrence LaBoda. 1994 Dated letter of authenticity & bill of sale. CONDITION: very good overall, hilt & cross guard have mixed chocolate/mustard patinas. Blade has iron patina w/ old sharpening & file marks. Missing protective leather washer such that cross guard is slightly loose. (02-15790/JS). $7,000-9,000.

Lot: 3056 - CONFEDERATE STATES MEMPHIS NOVELTY WORKS CAVALRY

SABER BY THOMAS LEECH. Overall length: 43". Blade length: 34 1/4". A fine example of a scarce Confederate cavalry saber produced by Thomas Leech of the Memphis Novelty Works likely in late 1861 or 1862. Blade has a single unstopped fuller & the original leather pad is still intact. The brass hilt is void of ornamentation & the underside of the guard is not contoured. This was an obvious cost & time saving measure. The top of the handguard is stamped on the outside front edge, “MEMPHIS NOVELTY WORKS”. The sword has a classic Confederate oil cloth grip wrapped w/ brass wire. The iron scabbard has an exposed seam that can be seen throughout its entire length. The drag & the suspension rings are iron but the throat & the ring mounts are brass. During the war, Thomas Leech is known to have produced arms in 3 different locations, but his location in Memphis, TN was his earliest endeavor. At the onset of the war the cotton broker & part time gun dealer formed a partnership to produce arms for the Confederacy. In March of 1862 he formed a partnership w/ Charles Rigdon & founded 2 factories in Columbus, MS. He moved his entire operation to Columbus when northern troops threatened Memphis. CONDITION: blade has a medium gray cleaned finish. The brass hilt has a wonderful, rich mustard patina. The grip shows light wear. The scabbard is in excellent condition showing no dents of damage & enjoys a wonderful early patina. (02-15048/BF). $7,000-9,000.

Lot: 3057 - RARE AND UNIQUE GEORGIA MADE CONFEDERATE OFFICER

SWORD WITH ORIGINAL SCABBARD. This unique pattern has smooth pommel w/ CSA cast & incised reminiscent of Dewitt made officer swords from Columbus, GA where he used “CS”, which was also cast upside down. Sword is accompanied by its original tooled leather scabbard w/ scalloped brass mounts. The lg. guard is reminiscent of Tilton, GA made swords, though decoration here is unique. Often Tilton swords have a brass screw attaching knuckle bow to pommel, this sword has lg. brass pin. 30 1/2" blade also has Tilton, GA style top edge thin edge above fuller. Grip has iron wire wrap which is seen on several Georgia sword makers. The Tilton Sword Factory has been identified as maker on several unique patterns & this could very easily be another. Regardless of maker, this is a fine unique “CSA” marked Confederate officer’s sword, not noted before. CONDITION: very good overall & "as found". Hilt & scabbard mounts retain strong traces of original gold wash in protected areas w/ balance of brass medium mustard patina. Blade retains much of its original polish & luster being overall bright/gray w/ areas of staining & pitting. Point where extended past scabbard is dark w/ pitting. Scabbard body is missing drag & last few inches of leather. Middle mount is loose due to missing pin & ring stud. PROVENANCE: ex-Kevin Hoffman collection. (02-15862/JS). $7,000-9,000.

Lot: 3058 - FINE CONFEDERATE COOK BROTHER, NEW ORLEANS NAVAL

CUTLASS, ORIGINAL SCABBARD. 25.5” Overall, 20.5” double edged blade w/ central spine retaining much of its original polish & tool marks. Solid brass cast guard stamped “COOK & BROTHER”. The original leather scabbard w/ scalloped brass mounts is rarely found. CONDITION: cutlass overall is fine retaining much original polish on blade, prominent forging flaws, few sm. nicks in cutting edge. Brass hilt has light mustard patina. Scabbard is complete, leather w/ lg. losses of finish. Mounts are very good, missing frog button. (02-15788/JS). $6,000-8,000.

Lot: 3059 - RARE TILTON GEORGIA MADE CONFEDERATE OFFICER’S

SWORD AND SOLDIER’S LETTER ORDERING TILTON SWORD. 30 1/2" Beefy blade w/ unique squared ricasso & upper solid ridge rarely seen by any other Confederate sword mfg. Other distinctive features: heavy solid guard, blackened grip, screw retained knuckle bow to pommel. There is only one complete marked Tilton sword which is owned by the Virginia Museum of Culture & History. That sword has all the identical features to this one except it has no scabbard. The marked specimen is dated 1861 & maker mark on ricasso: “M.C. & Co / Tilton GA”. Little is known about Martin, Caroll & Company, but Martin was a well known gunsmith & mechanic who delivered pole arms to the state of Georgia & as noted in the letter, he made a strong sword for battle. This is a wonderful unique Confederate pattern. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: sm. file of research notes & photographs of other Tilton survivors. CONDITION: very good overall, blade is overall gray w/ staining, last few inches are pitted. Hilt & pommel have a smooth unmolested olive/medium mustard patina. Leather grip is complete w/ scuffing retaining much of its black dye, thin single strand brass wire is complete though one strand loose under pommel cap. The accompanying scabbard is not Confederate manufacture but was found w/ the sword. Scabbard has since been restored as it was missing a portion of leather & drag, now present. The pitted area on the last few inches of blade came from where the blade extended unprotected. The accompanying letter is not related to this particular sword, but Lieut. Robert C. Irwin, 7th Georgia infantry asks for his father “to be sure & send me a large sword for this one was too small to go into battle w/ & I sent it home… Go to Herring & Son in Atlanta and ask for one like adjutant Hubbard’s made in Tilton Georgia….”. This letter was written from Manassas Junction, September 21, 1861. Letter is fair w/ portions missing as can be seen in photos. (02-15404/JS). $6,000-8,000.

Lot: 3060 - RARE “E J JOHNSTON, MACON, GA” MARKED CONFEDERATE

SHORT SWORD & SCABBARD. 24.5" Overall. E J Johnston was among the preeminent Georgia makers & made the highest quality arms. His short sword was copied all over the South & is rarely found, distinct concentric ring cruciform grip, .4" thick, unique 2 fuller 18.75" wasp waist blade, back one being triangular shaped & stopped. Scabbard is original E J Johnston mfg. & we know of only a few examples (most partial), copper sheet mounts turned at edges. CONDITION: very good overall, blade gray w/ staining & pitting, cleaning & polish, hilt has olive/mustard patina. Scabbard still retains thin copper collar though solder loosened, frog button missing. Leather body is sound & still sewn w/ heavy scuffing & large loss of black dyed finish. (02-15792/JS). $6,000-8,000.

Lot: 3061 - RARE DEWITT CONFEDERATE PRESENTATION SWORD TO

CAPT. BEVERLY EVANS, 1ST GEORGIA. Abraham Dewitt of Columbus Georgia made this distinctive branched guard officer’s sword w/ “CS” cast into pommel. Guard is nicely engraved in 3 lines: “PRESENTED TO / CAPT. BEVERLY D. EVANS / BY THE MEN of CO. H. 2ND REGT. GA. STATE TROOPS”. Beverly Daniel Evans was a prominent attorney of Sandersville, Georgia & had long Confederate service originally enlisting March 18, 1861 (before War was declared) as a lieutenant in 1st Georgia Vol. Inf. serving w/ his regiment in Virginia till returning to Georgia early 1862. He was promoted to captain in 13th Georgia State troops in March 1862. On February 16, 1863, Beverly became captain of Co. H, 2nd Georgia State Troops (Gov. Joe Brown’s Georgia State Line). This sword was presented to him about this time. He would remain in this unit through war’s end being promoted Lieut. Col. February 1863 & Col. in September 1864. Col. Evans would command the 2nd Georgia “State Line” regiment during the Atlanta campaign, Jonesboro, Griswoldville, Honey Hill, Savannah & finally Columbus Georgia April 16, 1865, not surrendering till May 1865. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: sm. file of service records of Capt. Evans & research; copy of letter from Evans, December of 1862 telling authorities he has 30 men & wishes to have commission as captain & copy of another letter from Evans’s wife trying to locate his whereabouts in October 1864. 2000 Dated bill of sale. CONDITION: sword overall is good to very good w/ mixed chocolate/copper patina. 31.5” Blade w/ unstopped fuller showing forging flaws, dark iron patina w/ pitting. Grip leather & double twisted wire wrap appear original though pommel is repeened & wood spacers have been inserted at blade opening of hilt to remove any looseness; sword is tight. The accompanying scabbard is wood lined leather w/ pinned top mounts & replaced drag & poorly fit. (02-15794/JS). $5,000-7,000.

Lot: 3062 - CONFEDERATE JC WILSON, HOUSTON TEXAS CAVALRY

OFFICER'S SABER. Texas sword maker J C Wilson was a large manufacturer, though little is known of his operation other than several mentions in wartime Houston newspapers. There is only one maker marked foot officer's sword known & one unique staff sword. The finish of the brass on the two marked swords is distinctive w/ smooth yellow color seen on this sword & most likely J C Wilson too. Often this slotted guard pattern is mistakenly identified as College Hill. College Hill did make similar hilts, but their blades almost always have distinctive ”penknife” ricasso. This is a unique saber regardless of maker signed “Pinguely” etched on ricasso who, if identified, could solve mystery of maker. 34” Hand forged blade w/ ricasso cut like Thomas, Griswold; etching like College Hill which utilizes top 3/4" of blade leaving cutting edge unetched but no distinct border frame w/ 25” etched panels including a central 5” panel on one side showing harbor w/ lighthouse, fort, and 2 ships; Colombian shield; spread wing eagle w/ head lowered. Pommel cap utilizes brass spanner nut attaching blade instead of peening. Accompanying scabbard is brass mounted steel of unknown origin but does not appear to be Confederate. CONDITION: very good-fine overall. Blade retains most of its orig bright etch & shine. Hilt & pommel have dark smooth mottled olive/dark mustard patina. Leather grip & wire wrap intact w/ scuffing & loss at high areas. Protective washer is replaced. Scabbard is sound, fits poorly due to missing wood shims, brass drag is well executed restoration. (02-15408/JS). $4,000-5,000.

Lot: 3063 - SCARCE INSCRIBED A. H. DEWITT, COLUMBUS GEORGIA

OFFICER’S SWORD. This is a classic branched hilt foot officer’s sword made by A. W. Dewitt, Columbus, Georgia. 30 1/2" Unstopped fuller blade, short distinctive sparse detail pommel, solid knuckle bow not slotted for sword knot, 2 branched guard w/ no decoration. The scabbard also unique to Dewitt made from leather covered wood w/ distinct pinned mounts w/ sm. lightweight ring attachments. The throat has a contemporary partially discernible inscription of unknown officer “H. P. H. / Co. A 3 Regt / M.” There are a couple indiscernible letters before “M” in the last line. Maybe a little research would find HPH in a 3rd Militia. CONDITION: very good overall, all original & complete. Brass mounts, hilt & pommel have all been cleaned, polished & varnished. Twisted wire wrap is missing other than tiny remnants under pommel. Blade is overall gray w/ areas of pitting, uncleaned, showing forging flaws. Two pieces of wood that formed the scabbard are sound, but the leather veneer is scuffed & chipped w/ a lg. open seam on back side between top mounts. An identical example of this sword can be found in the American Museum of the Civil War in Richmond identified to a Virginian. (02-15410/JS). $4,000-5,000.

Lot: 3064 - SCARCE “COCKED POMMEL” CONFEDERATE CAVALRY SABER.

This is a very scarce massive Confederate cavalry saber by an unknown maker which has always been a mystery to collectors, though thought to be made by a sm. manufacturer in Georgia or Tennessee based on a few characteristics noted. The 33" blade has somewhat of a penknife ricasso (College Hill), stopped fuller & a secondary upper ridge (MC & Co, Tilton). Hilt is 6" which is about 1" larger than most other Confederate or Union swords. Tilton swords also have 6" grips. The cocked “high hat” pommel is the most unusual feature by this maker, not seen elsewhere. Another unusual, but not unique, feature is the long narrow quillon about 2" long normally found on officer swords but rarely on sabers other than a couple scarce Georgia & Tennessee makers, EJ Johnston and Sharp & Hamilton. The scabbard for this saber also has unique characteristics not seen on other makers. Scabbard body has braised seam & not lapped over, brass ring mts. (Sharp & Hamilton and Memphis Novelty Works). Throat is a heavy cast brass collar w/ iron flanges (Memphis Novelty Works). The drag is unique in its lg. size, about 4x2 1/4" thin iron blade braised on, I am not aware of other makers w/ this feature. There is an identical example of this sword that belonged to a Natchez Mississippi soldier at the Louisiana Confederate Museum in New Orleans. This is the best example we are aware of privately owned. CONDITION: very good overall, sword is original & complete in every regard other than missing protective leather washer. Blade is gray w/ sharpening. Grip is complete, retaining much original leather polish w/ scuffing, original patinated single strand copper wire wrap. Hilt & pommel have uncleaned olive/brown patina, quillon is bent down. Scabbard is sound w/ mixed mottled patinas. The original throat originally soldered in place is loose & could be reattached by a good conservator/restorer. (02-15369/JS). $4,000-5,000.

Lot: 3065 - BOYLE & GAMBLE CONFEDERATE FOOT OFFICER SWORD AND

SCABBARD. Boyle & Gamble foot officer’s sword made in Richmond, VA w/ 30 1/2” blade w/ single short, unstopped fuller w/ long 6” ricasso only seen on this mfg. Blade is etched in 14” partriotic panels including 1st national flag & lg. “C.S.A.” Accompanied by original top stitched Boyle & Gamble scabbard. CONDITION: very good overall. Blade is gray overall w/ partially discernable etch. Hilt has been burnished which was popular in the Victorian era, has gilt like appearance where still varnished & chocolate brown in protected areas. Grip retains original heavy single strand brass wire & about 60% original leather. Accompanying scabbard appears to utilize original Boyle & Gamble components, though top mounts appear too lg. for leather body. Scabbard is good as restored. There is a leather repair several inches above drag. Crack repair below middle mount. Throat has strong traces of original gold wash though the pin attached ring mount is a restoration. Throat has different patina than drag & middle mount. (02-15784/JS). $4,000-6,000.

Lot: 3066 - BOYLE & GAMBLE CONFEDERATE STAFF & FIELD OFFICERS

SWORD MADE FOR MITCHELL & TYLER, RICHMOND, VIRGINIA. Classic Boyle & Gamble staff, pierced decorated hilt w/ central “CS” below star, tobacco leaf decorated pommel, higher grade grip w/ tighter twisted wire typical for Mitchell & Tyler. 29.5" blade etched w/ patriotic motifs including flags, large “CS”, panoply of arms, & ribbon w/ “VICTORY OR DEATH”. Also etched at ricasso: “Boyle Gamble & Co. / Mfd for / Mitchell & Tyler / Richmond”. Original scabbard is classic top stitched B&G w/ plain brass pinned mounts. CONDITION: very good overall. Sword appears original & complete in every regard w/ well disguised crack or break repair on knuckle bow. Blade is recolored to bring out etch design which is mostly discernible as seen in photos. Original leather grip is superior & complete. Hilt, pommel & scabbard mounts have mixed medium to light mustard patinas. Leather scabbard body is sound, solid & complete w/ scuffing & separated where sewn near drag. (02-15797/JS). $4,000-6,000.

Lot: 3067 - E J JOHNSTON CONFEDERATE FOOT OFFICER SWORD WITH

SCABBARD RETAILED IN NEW ORLEANS. This is a unique & unusual sword that appears original & authentic in every regard. Sword & scabbard are classic E. J. Johnston Macon, GA mfg. w/ squared ricasso, polished wood grip & plain pinned scabbard mounts. Stamped on ricasso is the typical “Thomas Griswold” maker’s mark in arch. E J Johnston was making swords a few months before the start of Thomas Griswold in the summer of 1861 in New Orleans. Regardless of why New Orleans marking is on Macon, GA sword- we may never know- but this is a rare, unique survivor. CONDITION: very good overall. 30” Blade overall gray w/ staining & pitting. Marking on ricasso is weak & topline but “NEW ORLEANS” is deep & crisp. Scabbard mounts & hilt has mottled dark chocolate/mustard patinas. Wood grip is sound, slightly loose w/ hand worn patina. Scabbard is heavily restored, scabbard mounts all appear original all though leather scabbard body has been rebuilt around original leather & dyed black. (02-15800/JS). $4,000-6,000.

Lot: 3068 - RARE HYDE & GOODRICH CONFEDERATE FOOT OFFICER

SWORD. This is a fine example of a rarely seen “HYDE & GOODRICH / NEW ORLEANS” marked foot officer’s sword. Hyde & Goodrich were a well known & respected New Orleans fancy goods dealer for over 50 years previous to the Civil War but sold out to Thomas, Griswold & Co. by July 1861. There are very few Confederate Hyde & Goodrich swords known. This is a classic, New Orleans made sword w/ pin knife style ricasso & multi-piece braised hilt & pommel. The accompanying original scabbard fits sword well w/ lg. casting flaw in top ring mount. There are similar casting flaws present in hilt & pommel not seen w/ Thomas, Griswold later production. CONDITION: sword is very good w/ crisp makers mark, blade is gray overall w/ staining & pitting. Florally decorated hilt & pommel have traces of gold plate in protected areas, undecorated quillon slightly bent down. Grip is fine retaining virtually all original leather & twisted brass wire w/ some high edge scuffing. Scabbard is sound, well fit & probably original to this sword showing tiny traces of gold plate in protected areas. All 3 mounts retain their brass attachment screws. Brass mounts and hilt have matching medium mustard patina. (02-15785/JS). $4,000-6,000.

Lot: 3069 - THOMAS GRISWOLD CAVALRY OFFICER SABER.

41” Overall, 35” blade w/ rare variant maker marking in 2 straight lines “THOMAS GRISWOLD & CO. / NEW ORLEANS”. This marking is absolutely original & is seen on few other examples. Typical configuration w/ clam shell decorated quillon & split cast pommel, brass scabbard. CONDITION: very good as restored. Blade is overall gray w/ old sharpening, light pitting. Hilt has mostly chocolate brown patina. Grip is rewrapped, restored protective leather washer. Original brass Griswald scabbard has restored brass drag w/ incorrect profile. Throat has been restored & discolored scabbard body where top straightened & throat added. (02-15803/JS). $4,000-6,000.

Lot: 3070 - RARE ANTEBELLUM SOUTH CAROLINA DRAGOON OFFICER’S

SABER. Sword has solid brass scabbard beautifully engraved w/ 4 1/2" panoply of arms w/ central Palmetto tree for South Carolina. “A. W. Spies” agent marked quill back blade etched w/ patriotic panels including Indians, large eagle, crossed arrows & panoply of arms. Guard is Ames pattern 1833 w/ inspection “WS” on quillon, dyed shark skin grip w/ finely twisted wire wrap. Southern prewar militia swords are all very rare & dragon officer’s are even rarer. CONDITION: very good overall, hilt has old burnished finish w/ lacquer, 32 1/4" blade is gray overall w/ well discerned etched panels. (02-15860/JS). $7,500-9,000.

Lot: 3071 - FINE COURTNEY & TENNENT BLOCKADE RUN CONFEDERATE

NAVAL CUTLASS WITH ORIGINAL SCABBARD. Imported by Courtney & Tennent of Charleston, South Carolina. Made by Mole in England. 20" Blade. 25" Overall w/ scabbard. Blade marked "COURTNEY AND TENNENT / CHARLESTON, SC". CONDITION: blade is cleaned bright, staining, light pitting, “Courtney & Tennent” marking is crisp. Compressed leather grip has diamond point wear, minor chipping. Brass hilt & scabbard mounts have matching cleaned medium mustard patina. Leather scabbard body is sound & solid retaining most of its original finish w/ scuffing. (02-15470/JS). $4,000-5,000.

Lot: 3072 - RARE THOMAS, GRISWOLD & CO, NEW ORLEANS

CONFEDERATE NAVAL CUTLASS. 26.5” Overall, 21” wasp waist double edged blade, scarcest of marked Confederate naval cutlasses, "THOMAS, GRISWOLD & CO / NEW ORLEANS" stamped on ricasso. CONDITION: very good overall. Blade cleaned, gray overall w/ pitting & old sharpening, brass hilt has dark mustard patina, slight bend at quillon where construction shows 2 piece braise so typical of New Orleans sword manufacture. (02-15789/JS). $3,000-4,000.

Lot: 3073 - MEMPHIS NOVELTY WORKS CAVALRY SABER.

“MEMPHIS / NOVELTY WKS / THOS LEECH & CO” is the maker's mark found on top of guard on scarce maker marked Confederate cavalry saber. 34 1/2" blade w/ unstopped fuller. CONDITION: good-very good as restored. Blade is cleaned, overall gray/bright w/ pitting. Grip is rewrapped. There are 2 braised repairs to branches of hilt. Brass mounted scabbard is total restoration. (02-15409/JS). $3,000-4,000.

Lot: 3074 - FREDERICKSBURG, VIRGINIA MADE CONFEDERATE NAVAL

CUTLASS. Classic Confederate Naval cutlass w/ "CSN" & fluted anchor cast in pommel. These cutlasses are known to have been made in Fredericksburg, Virginia at Catherine’s Furnace by Charles Wellford & delivered to Richmond as early as mid-1861 to individual Confederate vessels. 26-1/4" Overall w/ 20-7/8" dbl. edged blade. Cutlass is accompanied by well fit model 1840 US naval cutlass scabbard. CONDITION: very good overall. Blade is cleaned to bright showing typical forging flaws, pitted areas, small nicks to one cutting edge. Brass hilt cleaned, light to medium mustard patina. Scabbard is sound, w/ redyed areas where scuffed, burnished brass mounts & fits cutlass very well. (02-15434/JS). $3,000-4,000.

Lot: 3075 - FINE CONFEDERATE CS & STAR SHORT SWORD.

Classic Confederate short sword w/ impeccable patina to hollow cast brass hilt w/ star in pommel & "CS" on cross guard. 18 5/8" Wasp waist blade w/ central unstopped fullers, original Confederate leather body missing throat. This is a beautiful example of one of the most popular Confederate swords in fine original condition. CONDITION: very good to fine overall. Blade is overall gray w/ scattered staining & pitting, retaining areas of original luster. Brass hilt has medium mustard patina. Original scabbard is missing throat & has modern sewn reinforcing leather tip. Scabbard retains most of its original black finish, scuffed & chipped on edges, stitching intact. (02-15435/JS). $3,000-4,000.

Lot: 3076 - CONFEDERATE “WOOD SCABBARD” CAVALRY SABER.

42" Overall, 36" blade w/ unstopped fuller. This sword is probably a product of Atlanta Saber Manufactory operated by Hammond Marshall & Co. This Atlanta firm was known to have made wood scabbards w/ “burned sheet iron” mounts that were rejected by Confederate government & these mounts fit that description. Each mount has a cast brass sword ring mount distinctive to this maker, single iron wire wrap, short brass ferrule & short stubby pommel cap. CONDITION: good overall, blade was broken & has professional weld repair about 9" from tip. Sword is rewrapped. Sword fits scabbard well which is missing tip of drag & the inserted throat of top mount. Wood scabbard body is scuffed but sound w/ few loose pins, remnants of old label, w/ partially discerned number probably from union trophy display which may account for the commemorative “C.S.A.” stamped on bottom of guard. (02-15802/JS). $3,000-4,000.

Lot: 3077 - DUFILHO NEW ORLEANS MARKED CONFEDERATE FOOT

OFFICER SWORD. Confederate copy of Model 1850 foot officer’s sword w/ florally decorated hilt. Included is probable original scabbard w/ decorated ring mounts. 30” Wide unstopped fullered blade stamped vertically “DUFILHO / N. ORLEANS”. CONDITION: very good overall. Blade buffed & polished, mostly smooth gray/blue patina w/ staining & pitting near tip. Hilt & scabbard mounts have mixed dark mustard/chocolate patinas. Grip retains about 80% leather & wire wrap. Scabbard has bottom half, including drag, restored. There is spattered white paint found on hilt & middle scabbard mount. Original portion of leather body is dry w/ cracked flaking surface. (02-15799/JS). $3,000-4,000.

Lot: 3078 - RARE ATLANTA MADE CAVALRY SABER.

40” Overall, 35” almost straight heavy unstopped fuller blade. This is a much heavier sword than normally seen attributed to Hammond Marshall of the Atlanta Saber Manufactory but retains the same hilt style, brass ferrule & short pommel cap. Instead of the commonly encountered wood scabbard, this scabbard is lap seamed sheet iron w/ cast brass ring mounts, throat & drag. Ring mounts & drag are beveled like those seen on Nashville Plow Works marked sabers. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: 1978 letter from Cecil Anderson stating his opinion that this saber is a product of the Atlanta Saber Manufactory. 2000 Dated bill of sale. CONDITION: very good overall, sword appears original & complete though throat possibly is restored. Guard has branches & quillon bent up. Carved wood grip has hand worn patina & lg. longitudinal crack. Twisted wire wrap is loose & probably restored. Blade has dark iron patina w/ pitting. Scabbard is sound, well fit, w/ iron patina & pitting. Scabbard mounts have dark olive/chocolate patina. Hilt has chocolate brown patina in protected areas w/ balance medium mustard. (02-15798/JS). $3,000-4,000.

Lot: 3079 - VERY RARE "HAYDEN & WHILDEN, CHARLESTON”, SOUTH

CAROLINA CONFEDERATE ARTILLERY OFFICER'S SABER. This rarely seen Confederate artillery officer’s saber w/ curved 31” blade stamped on ricasso by retailer "HAYDEN & WHILDEN, CHARLESTON". Sword was made by Thomas, Griswold & Co. in New Orleans w/ their distinct solid brass scabbard. CONDITION: good overall, all original w/ exception of restored grip, protective washer & drag. Brass hilt & scabbard have mixed dark chocolate patinas. Blade has been cleaned w/ pitting polished out & recolored, agent mark mostly discernible though Charleston is weak. Scabbard is sound w/ scattered dents and dings, punched square hole about mid length on one side. (02-15796/JS). $3,000-4,000.

Lot: 3080 - RESTORED E.J. JOHNSTON CONFEDERATE OFFICER’S SWORD

30" Forged blade w/ fanciful etching not by EJ Johnson, 20" panels include script “CS”, cannon bbls., & flags, along w/ floral & geometric design. CONDITION: very good as restored. Blade is mostly bright w/ sharpening, polished out pitting. Original EJ Johnston foot officer’s hilt & pommel have mixed patinas, possibly from two different swords. Restored carved wood grip & wire wrap are intact. The accompanying scabbard has an original Civil War era leather body in poor condition missing most of its finish & dyed black, the sword mounts are modern restorations. (02-15403/JS). $2,000-3,000.

Lot: 3081 - CONFEDERATE NAVAL CUTLASS.

26" Overall, 21" dbl. edged blade, solid cast fish scale grip w/ thin rolled edge sheet brass guard. Excavated examples of this cutlass are known from Selma, Alabama & may be products of Selma arsenal or when Leech & Rigdon had short span operating in Selma after fall of Columbus, Mississippi arsenal. Regardless of who made these cutlasses, they are found in several configurations, always in the deep South. CONDITION: good overall, blade has iron patina w/ pitting & nicks in cutting edge. Guard is missing quillon which is broken off, rest of hilt has a relatively smooth mixed mustard patina. (02-15791/JS). $1,500-2,500.

Lot: 3082 - AMES 1850 STAFF AND FIELD OFFICER SWORD FROM

MILLEDGEVILLE GEORGIA ESTATE OF GEORGIA CONFEDERATE TREASURER JOHN JONES. This sword was found in the attic of Williams/Jones/Ferguson/Lewis House known as “the Homestead”, 240 West Washington Street, Milledgeville, GA. Another sword w/ it was an officer’s sword made in Tilton, GA. According to the accompanying notarized letter, the roof burned in 1903 causing the fire damage to swords where grip burned off. This sword has heavy black residue on the hilt & pommel. The “U” originally cast in hilt was removed & based on rounded impressions, a “C” had been soldered in. Solder can still be seen where the “C” fell out during fire. Regardless, this is an interesting restored relic sword. John “Honest Jack” Jones (1814-1893) saw service in the Mexican War as Col. of the First Georgia Volunteers. He was treasurer of the state of GA for 14 years & former mayor of Milledgeville. He died from a fall from an upstairs window of the house where swords were found. He was also a Capt. in the Governors “Horse Guards” GA Militia. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: copy of notarized letter of provenance & sm. file of research. CONDITION: good to very good overall as restored, blade has been polished & buffed, removing pitting but etched panels are still visible along w/ maker’s mark. Sword was professionally restored utilizing original shark skin grip from another Civil War sword & brass mounted iron scabbard added for display. (02-15795/JS). $1,000-2,000.

Lot: 3083 - CONFEDERATE GEORGIA MADE SHORT ARTILLERY SWORD.

23 1/2" Overall, 18" slightly wasp waist dbl. edged blade. This particular pattern w/ concentric rings is often thought to have been made by W. J. McElroy of Macon, Georgia due to their similarity in hilt design to products of E. J. Johnston also of Macon, Georgia. There are no maker marked specimens known. CONDITION: good to very good overall, blade shows forging flaws w/ one lg. longitudinal flaw filled w/ lead which is unique to Confederate manufacture. Blade is heavily sharpened. Grip has mixed olive/mustard patina. (02-15793/JS). $1,000-2,000.

Lot: 3084 - FINE IMPORT CAVALRY SABER FROM CHARLESTON

CONFEDERATE MUSEUM. Honest “as found” example of a German imported heavy cavalry saber, “E.H” in oval cartouche on ricasso. Scratched on bottom of guard “A. H. 14”. Iron scabbard retained by 2 pins in throat. CONDITION good to very good overall, 35" Blade is gray w/ staining & light pitting. Scabbard is well fit w/ scattered sm. dings & dents. Traces of old gold paint on hilt & scabbard. PROVENANCE: Charleston UDC Museum. (02-14805/JS). $600-800.

Lot: 3085 - CIVIL WAR PERIOD DOG RIVER TYPE CAVALRY SABER.

Overall length: 43". Blade length: 35 1/2". Plain blade w/ a single, shallow, unstopped fuller. Lg. leather washer. Brass hilt of classic form w/ guard, knuckle bow & 2 branch hilt. Standard pommel. Iron, single strand wire wrapped, leather grip. Iron scabbard w/ heavy lapped seam near the lower edge. Scabbard has a brass throat & suspension loops w/ iron suspension rings & lg. iron drag. CONDITION: blade has a medium gray mottled patina. Hilt is quite tight & undamaged. Leather is 85% intact & wire is complete. Scabbard has a dark oxidized patina but shows no notable damage. (02-15935/BF). $3,500-4,500.

Lot: 3086 - EXTREMELY FINE CIVIL WAR PRESENTATION TIFFANY

CAVALRY OFFICER’S SABER, CAPT. CHARLES, US COLORED CAVALRY. This beautiful cavalry saber has a 35" nearly mint blade w/ bright frosted panels etched “TIFFANY & CO. N.Y.” on ricasso above Collin’s blade maker stamp. Gold plated hilt has raised relief eagle on quillon, raised relief oakleaf decorated pommel, chased incised design on branches. Knuckle bow is engraved in script “Presented to Capt. Charles W. Dey by Co. “A” U.S.C. Cavalry”. Scabbard has a high relief decorated gilt mounts en suite to hilt design. Charles W. Dey from Medina, NY, entered service September 2, 1861 in the 3rd New York cavalry as a 21 year old private, he was promoted to Cpl. & Sgt., severely wounded March 4, 1863 at Swan Quarter, North Carolina. While recuperating he was commissioned as captain in newly organized Co. A 1st US Colored Cavalry, December 13, 1863 at Camp Hamilton, VA. Unit saw service in the department of Virginia & North Carolina being stationed at Fort Monroe & Williamsburg till May 1864. Now part of Butler’s Army south of the James River, they saw service against Petersburg & Richmond, capture of Bermuda hundred & City Point, Swift Creek, Fort Darling, Drewry’s Bluff, Baylor’s Farm, siege of Petersburg, Deep Bottom, ordered back to Fortress Monroe in August, duty at Newport News & Portsmouth, VA till May 1865. In June, the 1st was sent to Texas for duty in the Rio Grande Valley where they would serve till mustered out February 1866 in Brazos Santiago, TX as was Captain Dey. Regiment lost during service 3 Officers & 48 Enlisted men killed & mortally wounded; & 2 Officers & 177 Enlisted men by disease. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: sm. file of Charles Day service records. CONDITION: very fine to excellent overall, blade retains virtually all its original polish & luster on etched patriotic panels, shark skin grip is complete w/ gilded twisted wire w/ wear at high areas. Hilt & scabbard mounts retain much of their original gold wash w/ balance chocolate brown patina. Steel scabbard body is cleaned bright w/ light staining & pinprick pitting. (02-15858/JS). $7,500-9,000.

Lot: 3087 - IDENTIFIED M1840 CIVIL WAR MEDICAL OFFICER’S

SWORD. Overall length: 36 1/2". Blade length: 30 1/4". Blade is etched over 2/3 of its length w/ various foliate motifs including a panel that reads, “U.S. Medical Staff”. Solid brass gilded hilt features an eagle in oval on the front of the grip. The rear grip panel is engraved “Alan. Cameron Livingstone 1861.”. The front languet has “MS” over 13 stars. The rear languet is engraved, “WS LIVINGSTONE 1877”. William Livingston was the son of Alan C. Livingston who died childless. William’s sister married Frank Platt, an important lawyer educated at Yale College. Also on the rear languet appears the name, “LIVINGSTONE PLATT 1907”. Livingston Platt was the son of Caroline & Frank Platt & inherited the sword. This fine sword features a gilded brass scabbard w/ embellished mounts. Alan Cameron Livingston a surgeon of the 110th New York Infantry. The record shows that he enlisted on 7/29/1862 & was discharged 1/15/1864. The 110th New York initially served in the Defense of Baltimore then was deployed to New Orleans, Louisiana. They saw hard service in Port Hudson, Bayou Plaquemine & Baton Rouge. It is apparent that this sword remained in the Livingston family from its initial use during the Civil War through the Indian War w/ another surgeon of the family & possibly even to WWI w/ still another surgeon from the Livingston family. A medical sword w/ a more long & honored service would be difficult to find. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: provenance about Alan Livingston & his heirs. CONDITION: blade has a pleasing gray finish w/ minor mottled discoloration toward the tip. Hilt retains 50% of original gilding. Scabbard is undamaged & retains 60% original gilding. (02-15865/BF). $3,500-4,500.

Lot: 3088 - PRESENTATION GRADE CIVIL WAR PENNSYLVANIA STAFF

AND FIELD OFFICER SWORD. 31" Blade marked “HOLLAND & CO. / HARTFORD / CONN / 1862”. Oversized hilt w/ floral decoration between 3 branches, extra incised design on counterguard & pommel. Spiral silvered repoussied grip w/ triple wire wrap. Shark skin scabbard, fancy gilded brass mounts are fully engraved on both sides w/ applied relief PA State seal on middle mount & applied panoply of arms on throat. Even the sword rings are special being twisted, gilded brass. CONDITION: very good to fine overall. Blade is polished bright w/ fully discernable 23” etched patriotic panels. Hilt & scabbard mounts retain strong gold plated, especially in protected areas w/ balance medium mustard patina. Grip & wrap are very good retaining most of its silver wash. Scabbard is sound w/ minor shipping to shark skin body. (02-15859/JS). $4,000-6,000.

Lot: 3089 - EARLY US MILITIA HIGH RANKING MOUNTED INFANTRY

OFFICERS SABER. Overall length: 36". Blade length: 30". Single fullered, curved blade w/ heavy, fire blue & gold decoration over the first half of the blade. Patriotic etching includes a Federal shield, Liberty cap on pole, lances, cannon bbls. & more. All of this, plus various foliate etching is highlighted w/ gold. Heavy, silver plated brass hilt features an eagle head pommel w/ stylized, embellished knuckle bow. The crossguard is stamped on the underside, “F.W. WIDMANN PHILADA”. The quillon is formed by a stylized scallop shell & the languets each have a fully articulated Federal eagle w/ shield on its chest. The ferrule above the languets is decorated throughout w/ what appears to be a grape vine. The certifiably antique ivory grip is carved w/ 1 wide & 1 narrow horizontal band w/ a lg. 1 1/4" diagonally striped band in the center. The silver plated brass scabbard on this sword is truly a marvel to behold. There are 2 engraved raised wing American eagles measuring over 5" each in height on the face of the scabbard. Each eagle sports a Federal shield on their chest & an “E PLURIBUS UNUM” ribbon held in their beak. The bottom third of the scabbard is covered w/ stars & giant oak leaves & acorns. Each suspension band of the scabbard has a similar grape vine motif as seen on the grip ferrule. A truly impactful & massive saber. CONDITION: blade retains nearly all of its blue & gilt decoration. The balance of the blade shows traces of original factory polish. The hilt retains approx. 80% silver plating. Grip shows only minor age cracks w/ no losses. Scabbard retains areas of silver plating. The engraved decoration remains as spectacular as it was the day this exceptional scabbard was made. (02-15412/BF). $3,000-4,000.

Lot: 3090 - EXTRAORDINARY EARLY US HIGH RANKING MILITIA

OFFICERS SWORD. Overall length: 39". Blade length: 31". Single fullered blade has brilliant fire blue & gilt decoration w/ alternating frosted panels on the first half of the blade. The remaining blade has a bright, nearly factory polish finish. Gold highlighted etching includes military & foliate motifs. Gilded brass hilt w/ well executed chain knuckle bow. A spectacular, nearly 5", spread winged, gold eagle forms the guard for this sword. The backstrap & integral pommel are topped w/ a well articulated lg. American eagle w/ Federal shield on its chest. The grip is particularly well carved, certifiably antique ivory showing 6 horizontal carved bands mixed w/ central crosshatching. The scabbard has an exceptionally heavy gold plated finish w/ beautifully articulated engraving on the front of the scabbard. The engraving includes an American eagle perched on a Federal shield & many exuberant sprays of oak leaves & feathers. There is an added gold star, possibly denoting the wearer’s rank as General, attached to the scabbard nearly 2" below the throat. The drag of the scabbard is embellished w/ oak leaf engraving. This is one of the finer quality, early, high ranking militia officer’s swords we have encountered & the only example of this hilt form. CONDITION: blade shows only the slightest wear to the blued finish w/ a few scattered areas of very light oxidation. Original gilding on the hilt is approx. 99%. Grip has only the most minor flakes around the edge of the backstrap. Scabbard likewise, has nearly 99% gilding intact. There are a few scattered, minute dents in the scabbard. (02-15371/BF). $2,500-3,500.

Lot: 3091 - SCARCE “UNITED STATES” “LIBERTE” SABER WITH

SCABBARD. Overall length: 37". Blade length: 31 1/2". The single fullered French mfg. blade has blue & gold decoration over the first third of the blade. 1 Side has a sm. spray of arms w/ swag below surrounding the central motif that includes 16 stars encircling the words, “UNITED STATES”. The other side has a similar spray of arms w/ swag below surrounding the word, “LIBERTE”. Solid brass briquet style hilt. Brass mounted leather scabbard. The fact that there are 16 stars enclosing the words, “UNITED STATES” indicates the sword was made between 1796 when Tennessee was admitted to the Union & 1803 when Ohio became a state. CONDITION: blade has a mottled gray patina. Blue & gold decoration is about 60% intact. Engraving is sharp & easily legible. Hilt has a rich dark mustard patina as do the mounts on the scabbard. Leather is a bit stiff but quite solid w/ most of the stitching remaining. (02-15864/BF). $2,000-2,500.

Lot: 3092 - VERY FINE PRESENTATION CIVIL WAR US NAVAL

OFFICER’S SWORD & SWORD BELT. This is a beautiful classic model 1852 Naval officer’s sword inscribed on throat “A. J. HOUGH / USN / Presented by his friends”. 28” Blade retains most of its original luster w/ higher grade naval etched patriotic panels. Patent leather sword belt retains both original hangers & high grade gilded 2 piece buckle w/ eagle surrounded by 13 stars. Andrew J. Hough (1828-1864) USN, assistant engineer, carpenter, entered Navy in 1861, USS Lancaster, died in service from tuberculosis, tombstone at Harmony Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth New Hampshire reads “Andrew J. Hough / USN / Died Sept. 2, 1864 / 36 Years”. CONDITION: fine overall. Sword hilt, scabbard mounts, & belt plate retain much of their original gold plate. Blade is mostly bright, light areas of staining. Leather scabbard body & leather sword belt & hangers all retain most of their original black polish w/ light scuffing & light cracking. Overall superior condition for Civil War swords & sword belts. Gold bullion sword knot is complete & good-very good. (02-15433/JS). $2,000-3,000.

Lot: 3093 - FEDERAL PERIOD AMERICAN LIGHT HORSE SABER.

Overall length: 39 3/4". Blade length: 34 3/4". The fine early blade has etching over 1/3 of its length that reads, “AMERICAN (American eagle) LIGHT. HORSE”. The spine of the blade reads, “WILHELM M. TESCHE. PETERS. SOHN. IN. SOLINGEN. FECITE”. Solid brass hilt featuring a 6 slot brass guard & knuckle bow. The grip is quite solid but shows wear attesting to its use in America’s formative years. No scabbard. CONDITION: blade has a dark gray patina w/ scattered old mottling & oxidation. Grip has a rich mellow patina. Guard has a slightly darker patina. (02-15863/BF). $1,500-2,000.

Lot: 3094 - M1840 CIVIL WAR MEDICAL STAFF OFFICERS SWORD &

SCABBARD. Overall length: 38 1/2". Blade length: 31 3/4". Blade is etched over 2/3 of its length w/ various patriotic & foliate motifs including a panel that reads, “Medical Staff”. Gilded brass hilt w/ eagle in oval on 1 side of the grip. Front languet features an “MS” over 13 stars. Rear oval & languet are plain. Pineapple finial. Scabbard has gilded brass mounts on a browned steel scabbard. Mounts are heavily embellished w/ decorative motifs. CONDITION: blade has a pleasing medium gray finish w/ some cleaned pitting near the tip. Hilt retains only traces of original gilding. Scabbard mounts also retain only a trace of original gilding. Browned finish remains strong & bright. (02-15888/BF). $1,200-1,500.

Lot: 3095 - US M1860 NAVAL CUTLASS.

Overall length: 33". Blade length: 26". Single fullered blade marked at the ricasso, “U.S.N. / D.R / 1862” on 1 side & the other side is marked, “Made by AMES MFG CO CHICOPEE MASS”. Brass cup hilt guard marked on the front, “22M / 599”. Leather wrapped grip. Leather scabbard w/ brass frog stud & copper rivet construction. CONDITION: light gray slightly mottled blade. Hilt has a few shallow dents. Grip is 98% complete. Scabbard is quite solid. (02-15340/BF). $700-1,000.

Lot: 3096 - M1840 IRON HILTED CAVALRY SABER BY TIFFANY

OF NEW YORK. Overall length: 44". Blade length: 35 1/2". Blade features a lg. wide fuller w/ a smaller fuller at the spine. Blade is stamped at the ricasso, “P.D.L” on 1 side & “TIFFANY & CO NEW-YORK” on the other. Heavy iron guard w/ 2 branches & a knuckle bow. Hilt is plain & follows the regulations for an M1840. Wire wrapped leather grip. Iron scabbard. CONDITION: blade has a medium gray somewhat mottled patina. The hilt has a dark gray, lightly mottled patina. Leather is dry & 90% complete. Wire is 100%. Scabbard also shares a dark mottled patina but has no notable dents or dings. (02-15508/BF). $600-900.

Lot: 3097 - MASSIVE AND WELL KNOWN HIGHEST QUALITY CONFEDERATE

D-GUARD BOWIE EX-FLAYDERMAN COLLECTION. 24" Overall, 18.5" double edged wasp waist spear point blade. Not only is this knife pictured & described in Norm Flayderman’s exemplary text “The Bowie Knife”; it is also pictured in 1961 Life magazine article in full color page on the wall behind Mr. Flayderman flanked by the best Civil War regalia from his collection. There are a handful of extremely fine condition Confederate D-guard bowies in their original sheaths that most collectors covet & know location in published texts by heart. This is one of those few truly iconic examples w/ few peers. Heavy iron tapering 2” “D-guard”, striped tiger maple grip w/ pewter ferrule & flat rnd. copper pommel cap, unique sheet tinned iron sheath w/ a leather veneer cover bound by riveted tinned iron sheet strips, 2 large riveted iron carrying rings, bulbous flat lobe drag. Exemplary skill in craftsmanship is rarely seen in every aspect of manufacture of any Confederate knife, this example has it all. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: "Life" magazine from 1961 and tags from a James D. Julia auction. CONDITION: very good to fine overall, blade is gray/bright w/ areas of light pitting, sharpening, guard & sheath have smooth iron patina, grip has hand worn patina, leather veneer is mostly missing on one side of sheath but mostly intact on the other, leather remains dry, scuffed & stained. Regardless, this is a superior condition Confederate knife. (02-15520/JS). $8,000-12,000.

Lot: 3098 - RARE WJ MCELROY BOWIE KNIFE.

16" Overall, 11" dbl. edged dagger point blade, “W.J. McELROY / MACON Ga” stamped on ricasso. This is 1 of only 3 documented examples of this rare bowie w/ 3 1/2" cast brass crossguard & pommel. CONDITION: fair-good overall, knife has seen lots of use & blade has seen continued sharpening to a smaller profile than its original about 12" blade. About 2" of point of this blade has been professionally restored. Brass has a mottled medium mustard patina, bulbous wood grip is different from the spiral grips seen on other 2 examples, but the wood is old w/ hand worn patina & appears original to use. (02-15407/JS). $6,000-7,000.

Lot: 3099 - CONFEDERATE STATES ARMORY D-GUARD BOWIE KNIFE

WITH SHEATH. Louis Froelich at his “Confederate States Armory” in Kenansville, NC made a variety of bowie knives, w/ this being one of the scarcest examples. This variation shown on pg. 85 of “Confederate Bowie Knives” has central spine & pinned slab grips w/ narrow tapered guard. Few of these specimens are known & these are much heavier than the standard examples encountered. 21" overall, 16" dbl. edged blade, .32" thick. Complete w/ Kenansville leather sheath w/ tin throat & partial belt loop. CONDITION: very good overall. Mostly smooth, iron patina. Several nicks in cutting edge have professional, well disguised welded repairs. Grips have a hand worn patina w/ one long hairline on one side. Sheath worn through & missing about 1/2" at tip. Throat unsoldered w/ approx. 2" of belt loop still attached. (02-15861/JS). $6,000-8,000.

Lot: 3100 - FINE GEORGIA ARMORY CONFEDERATE BOWIE KNIFE WITH

ORIGINAL SHEATH. 23 1/2" Overall, 18 1/4" clip point blade. Original leather scabbard w/ tin throat w/ attached partial belt loop. Georgia Armory bowie knives were made by a variety of contractors w/ fairly exacting dimensions & characteristics. This contractor used a bulbous flat grip. All Georgia Armory bowies had Japanned iron guards & this example still has strong traces. The grip is carved w/ the initials of the soldier who carried it: “WMP”. This is not typically the scabbard seen by this maker, but it definitely appears to be original to this knife during its time of use. CONDITION: very good, fine overall. Blade is gray w/ visible forging flaws & many sm. nicks in the cutting edge. 1 1/2" Tinned sheath retains riveted belt loop, which only half of remains. (02-15581/JS). $4,000-6,000.

Lot: 3101 - INCREDIBLE “PISTOL GRIP” CONFEDERATE CLOSED GUARD

BOWIE KNIFE. 16 1/2" Overall, 11 1/4" blade, 1 3/4" wide, 4" clip. This is an incredible form of which 2 examples are known, but this one has survived in beautiful, unmolested condition. The maker of this knife understood cutlery, wood work, leather craft & tin smithing; all elements are so well done. CONDITION: fine overall, blade is gray still showing original tool marks w/ staining & light pitting. Grip is sound w/ hand worn patina. Guard has smooth iron patina. Scabbard is very fine, retaining most of its original brown finish w/ heavily patinated pewter rivets & 5" sewn belt loop. (02-15552/JS). $4,000-5,000.

Lot: 3102 - INCREDIBLE, MASSIVE CONFEDERATE SIDE KNIFE.

A master cutler made this incredible 21" hollow ground, spear point bowie w/ tin mounted tool scabbard. This knife is pictured & described on pg. 416-417 of “The Antique Bowie Knife Book”, 1990. PROVENANCE: ex Bill Adams collection. CONDITION: very fine overall. 4” rnd. edge cross guard slightly loose to probably loss of protective washer. Turned wood grip w/ bulbous pommel has a long hairline crack. Sheath is matching very fine condition, retaining most of its original brown polish w/ minor scuffing. Tinned mounts are sound w/ patina & denting. Belt loop is supple & complete. (02-15572/JS). $4,000-5,000.

Lot: 3103 - NEW ORLEANS PUSH DAGGER WITH SHEATH.

New Orleans attributed push dagger, checkered ebony grip, German silver escutcheon at tang. 7" overall, 4" double edged dagger blade on tapered round shank. German silver mounted leather sheath w/ German silver belt loop. CONDITION: very good overall. Blade still has areas of original finish w/ heavy staining & pitting overall. Sheath is very good to fine & complete, most often missing. PROVENANCE: pictured on pg. 138 “Accouterments V” by James R Johnston. (02-15871/JS). $3,000-4,000.

Lot: 3104 - EXCEPTIONAL ANTEBELLUM BOWIE KNIFE.

13 1/4" Overall, 8 1/2" dbl. edged spear point blade etched in lg. decorated panel “SELF DEFENDER”. Maker marked on ricasso “J. WALTERS & CO / BEST STEEL” along w/ VR cipher & crown. Stag grip w/ German silver cross guard, fluted dome pommel cap. Gold decorated, red veneered scabbard w/ German silver mounts w/ steel frog button & attached chamois frog. You might find a Sheffield bowie as nice as this one; but you will never find a better one as this knife is about pristine. CONDITION: extremely fine in every detail w/ minor cosmetic defects. (02-15616/JS). $3,000-5,000.

Lot: 3105 - CONFEDERATE COOK AND BROTHERS BOWIE KNIFE.

16 1/2" Overall, 12" clip point blade w/ “S” shaped brass crossguard. Rarely seen is this knife configured as a fighting knife. Standard configuration of the bowie bayonets made by the same firm w/ rosewood grip, but has been altered w/ the unfinished muzzle rings removed & sheet brass pommel cap. This knife is pictured on pg. 205 “Accoutrements IV” by James R. Johnston. CONDITION: fine overall. Blade is overall gray/bright w/ areas of original polish & luster, scattered staining & light pitting. Crossguard shows brazed back swept quillon of crossguard where muzzle ring was removed. Sheath is equally fine, retaining much of its original black finish w/ scuffing, missing belt loop as most are. (02-15873/JS). $3,000-4,000.

Lot: 3106 - VERY FINE CONFEDERATE BOWIE BAYONET, COOK AND

BROTHERS NEW ORLEANS. 17 1/2" Overall, 12 1/2" clip point hollow ground blade. Much has been written about these knives w/ unfinished brass muzzle rings originally ordered by Confederate General Charles Dahlgren, the brother of Union admiral John Dahlgren who designed the “Dahlgren Bowie Bayonet”. This is among the finest examples of this knife w/ bright polished blade & complete scabbard w/ sewn belt loop. This example would be difficult, if not impossible, to upgrade. CONDITION: fine to very fine overall. Blade retains virtually all its original polish & luster, brass has uncleaned medium mustard patina. Grip retains virtually all of its original finish. Sheath is sound & complete w/ moderate edge wear & scuffing. The original sewn belt loop is complete, retaining much of its original finish. PROVENANCE: pictured on pg. 205 “Accouterments IV” by James R. Johnston. (02-15874/JS). $3,000-4,000.

Lot: 3107 - MASSIVE & FINE CONDITION CONFEDERATE D GUARD BOWIE

KNIFE. 23 1/2" Overall, 18 1/4", 2 1/2" wide, 3 1/2" false edge, over 1/4" thick. This monster of a knife took a real man to wield; weighing in well balanced at over 2 lbs. CONDITION: very good to fine overall, gray blade still showing finishing marks w/ forging flaws, old sharpening. Oct. carved grip has hand worn patina. D Guard has iron patina, retained by an asymmetric nut on pommel. (02-15582/JS). $2,500-3,000.

Lot: 3108 - FINE CLASSIC D GUARD CONFEDERATE BOWIE KNIFE

BELONGING TO W.C. COCHRAN OF THE 22ND GEORGIA. Overall length: 22 1/8". Blade length: 17 1/2". A classic Civil War Confederate, southern made, D- guard bowie knife w/ an exceptionally long blade that has a rare ID etched into the blade. The straight, nearly untapered blade appears to be a spear point at first glance but actually has a 2 1/2" false edge. The blade is etched, “W. C. COCHRAN” in absolutely period etching. Iron D-guard of classic form w/ turned wood handle that appears to be oak. We could locate 6 Confederate soldiers named W. Cochran or W. C. Cochran. An old paper that accompanied the knife reads, “GEORGIA D-GUARD BOWIE CLASSIC STYLE WITH ID ON BLADE. “W.C. COCHRAN” PAULDING COUNTY GEORGIA ENLISTED 4-12-62 CO C GA 22ND INFANTRY ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA GETTYSBURG 2ND MANASSAS MALVERN HILL”. No scabbard. CONDITION: blade has a mottled gray patina w/ scattered areas of cleaned light pitting. The engraved name is quite clear. Guard is undamaged. Grip shows expected wear w/ scattered dents & dings. There is notable iron staining extending up from the guard & down from the pommel. (02-15885/BF). $2,000-2,800.

Lot: 3109 - CONFEDERATE D GUARD BOWIE KNIFE WITH TURNED WOOD

GRIP. Classic Confederate D-Guard made from file. 17" Overall w/ 12" spear point blade. Grip on this knife is very similar to those on Georgia made knives. Once thought to be made by Etowah Ironworks, now known to be Atlanta made. CONDITION: good/very good overall. Blade is gray w/ sharpening, unsharpened edge has several tack marks, blade clearly shows file surface, especially on unsharpened edge. Wrought iron D-Guard terminates into rnd. pommel. Turned wood grip has lg. cracks, but wood retained where pinned to tang. A well made knife, well balanced & fit to hand. (02-15574/JS). $2,000-3,000.

Lot: 3110 - FINE CONFEDERATE D-GUARD BOWIE KNIFE.

Classic Confederate clip point D Guard. 2 1/2" Overall, 16" blade w/ 5 1/4" clip point oct. carved wood grip. Fine, sculpted right angle D Guard. CONDITION: very good to fine overall, uncleaned w/ smooth, iron patina, tip of point broken. (02-15561/JS). $2,000-2,500.

Lot: 3111 - FINE STIRRUP HILT CONFEDERATE D GUARD BOWIE KNIFE.

20 1/2" Overall, 15 3/4" blade w/ 3" clip. Well formed stirrup shaped guard w/ integral rnd. pommel, full tang, 2 pinned slab grips. There are several known maker knives from North Carolina w/ similar high quality. CONDITION: very good overall, blade is overall gray w/ staining & pitting. Guard has an iron patina. Grip has hand worn patina w/ old, filled crack repairs. (02-15575/JS). $2,000-3,000.

Lot: 3112 - IMPRESSIVE CONFEDERATE SIDE KNIFE.

22 1/4" Overall, 16 1/2" dbl. edged spear point blade w/ flat tapering central spine. Well cutlered blade has 4" tapered flat iron crossguard w/ quillons both pointing away from hand. Turned sculpted wood grip held by hand forged nut. CONDITION: very good to fine overall. Well balanced heavy blade is over 1/3" thick at ricasso. Iron has gray patina , uncleaned w/ pitting. Grip was made w/ lg. knot on one side, hand worn patina, about 3" hairline which does not effect aesthetic. (02-15573/JS). $2,000-3,000.

Lot: 3113 - UNMARKED BURGER & BROTHERS, RICHMOND VIRGINIA

CONFEDERATE SIDE KNIFE. Virginia-style side knife probably made by Burger & Brothers, Richmond Virginia. This unmarked example closely approximates several known examples as pictured in “Confederate Bowie Knives”, 57-61. 14” Overall. 8.75" Clip point blade, 1.5" wide, 3.5" clip & distinctive partial bevel on top edge. Some Burgers are beveled all the way to guard. 4" Iron crossguard. Full tang, wood slab grips attached w/ 3 iron pins carved by soldier w/ initials on one side “JP”. CONDITION: good to very good overall, well used & sharpened often. Iron patina, hand worn grips. (02-15530/JS). $2,000-3,000.

Lot: 3114 - FINE ANTEBELLUM AMERICAN FIGHTING KNIFE.

15" Overall, 10 1/2" clip point blade, 1 1/2" wide, 4" clip, finely tapered bulbous turned wood grip w/ brass pommel cap & 3 1/2" iron turned down cross guard. Knife maker had great skill in grinding & tapering from the median ridge on one side & flat on other. CONDITION: very good overall, blade is gray w/ staining & pitting, 2 nicks in cutting edge; grip has hand worn patina, sm. hairlines & few small chips; cross guard has iron patina, pommel w/ red copper patina. PROVENANCE: pictured on pg. 191 “Accouterments IV” by James R Johnston. (02-15869/JS). $2,000-3,000.

Lot: 3115 - CONFEDERATE D GUARD BOWIE KNIFE.

Classic Confederate D Guard bowie 18 1/4" overall, 14" wide blade. This knife had one purpose: to kill Yankees. This well made tool has little artistic form. The guard appears to have been nicely sculpted from burned heavy iron sheeting. Blade appears hammered from a tool. CONDITION: good to very good overall, iron patina. Wood grip heavily varnished blending crack repairs. (02-15594/JS). $1,500-2,000.

Lot: 3116 - FINE LARGE CONFEDERATE CLIP POINT SIDE KNIFE.

17" Overall, 12 1 /2" clip point bowie, iron crossguard, turned wood grip w/ brass ferrule probably from tool w/ inset lead band & lead pommel cap. CONDITION: good to very good overall. Appears “as found”, gray blade w/ central ridge. 3" Partially sharpened false edge showing forging flaws, nicks in cutting edge, point rounded w/ pitting. Grip has a hand worn patina w/ whittle marks on one side. (02-15566/JS). $1,500-2,000.

Lot: 3117 - LARGE CONFEDERATE CROWN STAG GRIP BOWIE KNIFE.

21.5” Overall, 15.75” tapered blade w/ offset ridge, 4” sharpened top edge. 5” S shaped cross guard, curved tang which fits curved crown stag grip attached w/ 3 iron pins. This is an unusual form made by a talented craftsman. CONDITION: good to very good overall, iron patina w/ pitting. Grip worn w/ staining, hand worn patina, crown stag cap sound w/ craqueleur erosion. (02-15578/JS). $1,500-2,000.

Lot: 3118 - LARGE CONFEDERATE D GUARD BOWIE KNIFE.

19.75" Overall, 14.5" spear point blade, 3" false edge. Wood slab grips retained by brass rivets. CONDITION: good to very good overall, iron patina w/ pitting. (02-15562/JS). $1,500-2,000.

Lot: 3119 - “ATTIC CONDITION” CONFEDERATE D-GUARD CLIP POINT

BOWIE KNIFE. Classic Confederate D guard, 21.25” overall, 16.5” blade w/ 4” clip. CONDITION: very good overall. Dark iron patina, blade has small nicks in cutting edge. Carved wood grip has whittled look w/ hand worn patina. Tiny drips of silver colored paint are scattered on knuckle bow & grip & a few on blade. (02-15480/JS). $1,500-2,000.

Lot: 3120 - FINE CONFEDERATE SIDE KNIFE WITH ORIGINAL SHEATH.

Blade was originally a file or rasp & some original surface still visible. Blade is well cutlered w/ short ricasso. 4 1/2" Sharpened false edge. Grip slabs are light in color & possibly oak. Scabbard is heavy, folded polished leather w/ lead rivets along seamed edge, integral 2 1/2" belt loop. CONDITION: very good to fine overall, “as found”. Blade is gray overall w/ staining & original finishing marks, grip has hand worn patina, sound w/ long cracks. Scabbard is equally fine, scuffing cut marks on one edge, top rivet is broken. (02-15542/JS). $1,200-1,500.

Lot: 3121 - FINE LARGE CONFEDERATE SIDE KNIFE INSCRIBED

“W H HARRISON”. 17 1/4" Overall, 12 3/4" dbl. edged spear point blade made from file. 3" Brass crossguard. Carved fruitwood grip, pewter ferrule & brass pommel cap. Scratched on grip are initials “W H” & “W H HARRISON”. Accompanied by original leather sheath. CONDITION: very good overall, “as found”, blade still very sharp w/ staining & pitting. Grip has lg. crack that has contemporary repair of twisting single strand of iron wire tightly. The accompanying scabbard also has iron wire repairs where stitching is undone at tip & one loop at top. (02-15570/JS). $1,200-1,500.

Lot: 3122 - LARGE CONFEDERATE SIDE KNIFE MADE FROM FILE.

18" Overall, 13 1/4" clip point blade. Much of the original file surface is still visible on well cutlered meaty blade, over 1/3" thick. Wide 4" S shaped guard. CONDITION: good to very good “as found” dark iron patina. Grip missing washer that served as pommel, but grip still tightly affixed w/ hand worn patina. (02-15558/JS). $1,200-1,500.

Lot: 3123 - CIVIL WAR CONFEDERATE GEORGIAN PIKE.

Overall length: 97". Blade length: 12". A classic & recognizable Georgia pike as produced by several makers in the South during the Civil War years. The blade has a central medial ridge that flattens near the ricasso. Factory file marks can still be seen on the blade. The iron crossguard measures 3 3/4" & the ferrule below the crossguard is 1 1/4". The straps extend 16 1/2" down the length of the haft & each have 4 attaching nails. Full length, original oak haft w/ 1 1/4" iron collar at the base. A fine example of one of the most iconic weapons produced by the Confederacy during the War Between the States. CONDITION: pike shows light wear overall. The extreme tip of the blade is a bit flat. Iron has a rich patina. Side straps appear to have a black finish. Haft is straight & undamaged. (02-15667/BF). $1,000-1,500.

Lot: 3124 - CONFEDERATE SIDE KNIFE.

16.25” Overall, 10.75” wide dbl. edged bowie. This knife started out as a D-guard but the knuckle bow is broken off from pommel & guard, well patinated over. Blade originally made from a file as sm. area of original surface still visible. CONDITION: very good overall, “as found”, iron patina w/ pitting. Grip has hand worn patina. (02-15544/JS). $800-1,200.

Lot: 3125 - CONFEDERATE SIDE KNIFE.

16 1/2" Overall, 12" clip point blade, 4" sharpened false edge. Two 3/4" iron ferrules retain or hold circular wood grip, diamond shape iron cross guard & rnd. iron pommel. CONDITION: good to very good overall, iron patina, old sharpening, broken tip. Knife retains sm/ areas of gold paint where it was originally, totally painted, probably as a captured Confederate relic for display in GAR posts or home, as was popular after the war. (02-15546/JS). $800-1,200.

Lot: 3126 - LARGE CONFEDERATE DAGGER POINT FIGHTING KNIFE.

16 1/2" Overall. 12" Dbl. edged blade w/ central spine & 2" wide at ricasso. CONDITION: very good overall. Iron patina. Grip has hand worn patina w/ several hair lines. (02-15529/JS). $700-900.

Lot: 3127 - EXCEPTIONAL EXPOSITION QUALITY SILVER & IVORY

MOUNTED BOWIE KNIFE. 13.5" Overall, 9.5" dbl. edge spear point blade w/ central fuller panel etched w/ arabesque scrolls & etched makers mark “Leasley Bros. / Sheffield”. Wide engraved silver S shaped crossguard, finely checkered ivory slab grips, red gilt bordered Moroccan veneered sheath w/ scuffing. CONDITION: fine overall. Blade retains most of its original luster, w/ scattered areas staining & pin prick pitting. Certifiable antique ivory grips well fit on sculpted full tang. Crossguard uncleaned w/ dark silver patina. Sheath missing tip. (02-15534/JS). $3,000-4,000.

Lot: 3128 - CIRCA 1835 W. BUTCHER “DOG BONE” BOWIE KNIFE.

13" Overall, 8" clip point blade w/ Spanish notch marked “W. BUTCHER / SHEFFIELD” under cipher for King William IV (1832-1836). This is an attractive example of among the earliest bowie knives. CONDITION: very good to fine overall. Cleaned blade is gray w/ sharpening, there is staining & light pitting. German silver mounts are clean w/ silver patina. There is a professionally restored chip repair & a few sm. cracks in ebony slab grips. (02-15553/JS). $3,000-5,000.

Lot: 3129 - EXTREMELY FINE SHEFFIELD BOWIE FOR AMERICAN MARKET

WITH ORIGINAL SHEATH. Etched in bright panel of 7" blade “AMERICA / THE HOME OF THE FREE / & THE LAND OF THE BRAVE” surrounding an American eagle w/ 26 stars. The United States had 26 states between 1837-1845 which would date the mfg. of this knife. Early scarce quality maker is stamped on ricasso “CORSAN DENTON / BURBEKIN & CO”. Full tang grip has solder filled relief pommel & ferrule & stag slabs. CONDITION: excellent overall, blade retains most of its original luster w/ staining in areas of dark pinprick pitting. Grip overall fine, original German silver mounted brown veneered sheath, retains frog button. (02-15535/JS). $3,000-4,000.

Lot: 3130 - FINE EARLY COFFIN GRIP BOWIE KNIFE.

13 1/2" Overall, 8 5/8" clip point w/ 6" beveled edge. Maker’s mark on ricasso is difficult to read but appears to be that on Bunting Sheffield. Center of blade is marked “WILSON HAWKSWORTH & MOSS’S / CELEBRATED CAST STEEL”. Earlier circa 1840 full tang w/ heavy German silver & horn slab grip. Original German silver mounted red veneered sheath fits well. CONDITION: very good overall, blade is gray w/ staining & pitting & as noted maker’s mark is partially discernable. Grip is sound & solid. Sm. gap between pommel & slabs. German silver mounts have numerous sm. dents & scratches, horn slabs are complete one side w/ several chips & sm. reductions. Sheath has matching patina on mounts. Red veneer is dark & stained on one side w/ partial tear & chip on edge, missing frog button. (02-15539/JS). $3,000-4,000.

Lot: 3131 - ENGLISH D-GUARD HUNTING CUTLASS.

This design dates from the 18th century & this example utilizes a 1790 saber blade. Hand forged iron D-guard w/ distinctive India stag grip; 22" overall. The 17 1/2" blade is forge welded into the lg. thick ricasso integral to tang w/ carved engraved decoration. Sheath has tooled decoration w/ rawhide sewn edge. CONDITION: very good overall, blade is gray w/ staining & pitting, guard has dark iron patina & worn patina to stag grip. Accompanying sheath is very good w/ tear 1 1/2" from tip. PROVENANCE: pictured on page 186 “Accouterments IV” by James R Johnston. (02-15866/JS). $2,000-3,000.

Lot: 3132 - FINE IVORY GRIPPED CIPHERED BOWIE, EX BOB ABLE

COLLECTION. This exact knife is pictured in Robert Able’s 1967 text “Classic Bowie Knives” as plate No. 76. 13.5" Overall, 9" blade, 5" partially sharpened false edge. Ricasso w/ “R / BUNTING / AND SON”, 5 ciphers showing mounted hunter w/ 8 dogs confronted by buffalo. CONDITION: very good to fine overall, blade retains much of its original polish w/ pitting, retains Able collection red paint “No. 76” on ricasso. Certifiable antique elephant ivory grips have sm. chip on either side adjacent to pins. (02-15605/JS). $2,000-2,500.

Lot: 3133 - LARGE EARLY SHEFFIELD CIPHERED CLIP POINT BOWIE

KNIFE, LINGARD. 15" Overall, about 10" wide blade w/ 5" partially sharpened clip. This fine, hollow ground bowie w/ Lingard maker’s mark on ricasso has 14 different ciphers as can be seen in photos. Sm. German silver cross guard, tapered rectangular ebony grip. CONDITION: very good overall, would be very fine if not for pitting on one side of blade. Blade has crisp point & edge w/ some original luster, solid original grip. (02-15556/JS). $2,000-2,500.

Lot: 3134 - RARE HALF HORSE/HALF ALLIGATOR SHEFFIELD BOWIE

KNIFE. This is a nice example of the half horse/half alligator pommel bowie made famous by Davey Crocket. 10 1/4" Overall, 5 3/4" clip point marked “MANUFACTURED / W&S BUTCHER / SHEFFIELD”, pinned ivory slab grips, German silver mounted. CONDITION: very good to fine overall. Gray blade w/ pinprick pitting. Still sharp, including 3 1/2" 2 tier sharpened clip. Well patinated certifiable elephant ivory slab grips w/ lg. chip on one side. Solder filled German silver half horse/half alligator motif is fine w/ sharp detail. Accompanying protective leather sheath is also fine. (02-15533/JS). $2,000-3,000.

Lot: 3135 - MASSIVE 19TH CENTURY SHEFFIELD BOWIE.

19" Overall, 14" clip point blade, 2" wide, 5" clip w/ additional 4 1/2" beveled edge. Marked on ricasso “MARSH BROTHERS & CO. / PONDS WORKS / SHEFFIELD”. Full tang, stag slab grips w/ German silver pins, accompanied w/ well fit later vintage brown leather sheath. CONDITION: very good to fine overall. Blade is overall bright w/ staining & pin prick pitting. 4 1/2" “S” shaped German silver crossguard has gray patina, as do grip pins. Accompanying sheath is equally very good condition w/ scuffing; tip worn through. PROVENANCE: pictured on pg. 132 of “Accoutrements V” by James R. Johnston. (02-15875/JS). $2,000-3,000.

Lot: 3136 - FINE EARLY INSCRIBED CIPHERED “GREAT FAR WEST

HUNTING KNIFE”. 12" Overall, 7.25" clip point maker mark on ricasso “JACKSON STACEY / & / SMITH / SHEFFIELD”, 7 ciphers including “GENL TAYLOR” & “ROUGH & READY”. Rarely seen on early bowies is etched signature in script on verso of blade “James S. Steele”. German silver mounted crown stag grip & well fit original sheath w/ belt hook. CONDITION: very good to fine overall. Couple ciphers in hollow ground sharpened area are only partially discernable. German silver mounts on sheath & grip have matching silver patina, “JSS" crudely scratched on German silver pommel cap. (02-15601/JS). $1,500-2,000.

Lot: 3137 - FANCY EARLY SHEFFIELD FOLDING STILETTO.

17.5" Open, 12" folded. Ricasso marked “I. MARSH / SUPERIOR / CUTLERY” & King William IV cipher. When folded 6" double edged dagger blade exposed, when opened 11" saber ground blade w/ 6" sharpened top edge. This is a very unusual & scarce blade form. 2.25" dbl. hand guards for use folded or extended, stag slab grips, vacant rectangular escutcheon. CONDITION: very good overall, gray blade w/ good markings, sharpening at point. (02-15591/JS). $1,200-1,500.

Lot: 3138 - MASSIVE “LUND LONDON” BOWIE KNIFE IN PATENT SHEATH

Impressive 17" overall, 12" clip point blade, almost 2" wide & .35" thick at ricasso, 4" partially sharpened false edge, thick 4" oval iron cross guard, ovoid thick iron pommel cap attached w/ nut. Maker marked on ricasso & on patent locking catch on sheath “LUND / FLEET ST / LONDON”. CONDITION: very good overall, blade retains much of its original luster, w/ pitting especially at tip, sheath is sound w/ cracking, German silver throat has open seam, patent locking hook is broken & bent at top. (02-15560/JS). $1,200-1,500.

Lot: 3139 - LARGE “UNDERWOOD LONDON” CLIP POINT BOWIE KNIFE.

18.5" Overall, 13" blade w/ 4" clip marked “UNDERWOOD / 66 HAYMARKET / LONDON” along w/ King William IV cipher. Full tang, rosewood grips. Accompanied by Civil War era brass mounted military scabbard. CONDITION: very good overall, blade is dark w/ pitting, crisp makers mark, grip sound. Accompanying sheath is solid, both brass mounts are loose. (02-15536/JS). $800-1,200.

Lot: 3140 - LARGE CIPHERED “CALIFORNIA KNIFE”.

14.25" Overall, 9.5" clip point blade by George Wostenholm w/ trademark “IXL” logo on ricasso. 8 Ciphers of mounted hunter & dogs chasing a deer are stamped above lg. panel reading “CALIFORNIA KNIFE”. CONDITION: fair to good overall, blade is dark w/ etched panel only partially discernable, old sharpening, stag grip has hand worn patina. (02-15602/JS). $800-1,200.

Lot: 3141 - RARE & FINE “LUND LONDON” BOWIE KNIFE IN PATENT

SHEATH. 13.5" Overall, 9" clip point blade, winged oval iron cross guard, pinned German silver pommel cap Maker marked on ricasso & on patent locking clasp on throat of sheath “LUND / FLEET ST / LONDON”. CONDITION: very good to fine overall, blade gray w/ staining & pitting, grip & sheath both very good. (02-15537/JS). $800-1,200.

Lot: 3142 - RARE HORSEHEAD & “LIBERTY & UNION” SHEFFIELD

FOLDING DIRK. 9.5" Overall open, 4" blade “A. DAVY / SPRINGLAN / SHEFFIELD”, horn slab grips, mother of pearl insets w/ vacant German silver escutcheon. CONDITION: good overall, blade is gray/white w/ sharpening, clear makers mark, 2" German silver cross guard w/ raised ribbon “LIBERTY AND UNION”, Horsehead pommel w/ fouled anchor pommel is worn w/ solder fill exposed, German silver pin in pommel restored. (02-15588/JS). $800-1,200.

Lot: 3143 - RARE HORSEHEAD LOCKBACK SHEFFIELD FOLDING DIRK.

9" Overall open, 4" blade “HANCOCK / & / SONS / SHEFFIELD”, blade has stamped cipher ”BEST QUALITY” horn slab grips, vacant German silver escutcheon. CONDITION: good to very good overall, blade is gray w/ sharpening, 1.5" German silver floral cross guard, horse head pommel worn through at snout w/ solder exposed. (02-15586/JS). $800-1,200.

Lot: 3144 - SMALL “IXL” CIPHERED BOWIE KNIFE.

9.5" Overall, 5" blade w/ 7 ciphers & early George Wostenholm “ROCKINGHAM / WORKS, SHEFFIELD” marking Cutlery style stag grip w/ German silver mounts. CONDITION: very good overall, retipped point. (02-15600/JS). $800-1,200.

Lot: 3145 - EXEMPLARY ANTEBELLUM SHEFFIELD FOLDING DIRK.

9" Overall open, 4.25" shiny “like new” blade, German silver cruciform guard w/ American eagle holding shield under stars. CONDITION: excellent overall. (02-15607/JS). $800-1,200.

Lot: 3146 - 19TH SILVER MOUNTED CENTURY SCOTTISH DIRK.

13.5" Overall, 9.25" spear point blade marked “BOOG”. Sewn brown leather sheath w/ silver throat & tip. Checkered panels shaped wood grip w/ silvered brass ferrule. CONDITION: very good to fine overall, sheath leather has cracking & scuffing. (02-15596/JS). $600-800.

Lot: 3147 - FINE ANTEBELLUM JAMES ROGERS FOLDING CLIP POINT

BOWIE KNIFE. 10" Overall, 4.5" blade w/ partially visible cipher ribbon “VIRGINIA…”, “JAMES / ROGERS / SHEFFIELD” stamped on ricasso of both blades. 2" Guard, horn slab grips. CONDITION: very good to fine overall, lg. blade polished & sharp w/ crisp maker but stamped cipher is weak, sm. 2" blade w/ sharpening. (02-15589/JS). $700-900.

Lot: 3148 - EARLY COFFIN GRIPPED WOODHEAD BOWIE KNIFE WITH

SHEATH. 10.5" Overall, 6" spear point blade marked “G. WOODHEAD / 36 HOWARD STREET / SHEFFIELD”, full tang, horn slab bulbous grip w/ lg. rnd. mother of pearl decoration on one side, German silver mounted veneered sheath missing frog button. CONDITION: very good overall blade has some original luster w/ pitting sheath has break repair just above tip. (02-15532/JS). $700-900.

Lot: 3149 - WRAGG CLIP POINT BOWIE KNIFE.

12.75" Overall. 8.5" Blade w/ 3.5" clip. “S. C. WRAGG / 25 / FURNACE HILL / SHEFFIELD” oval maker’s mark on ricasso. German silver cross guard & solid German silver grip w/ horn slabs. CONDITION: very good overall. “As found” dark patinas, old sharpening, 1 slab missing a pin, initials “WLC” scratched on German silver escutcheon. (02-15525/JS). $600-800.

Lot: 3150 - RARE SCHMID PROVIDENCE RHODE ISLAND MADE BOWIE.

13" Overall, 8.5" up swept clip point blade marked “SCHMID / PROVIDENCE”, 2" sharpened clip, 5" beveled top, wide 2.5" lozenge shaped German silver crossguard w/ reeded edges. Schmid bowie knives are quite rare w/ few examples known. The handful of bowies known come in several different sizes & shapes, but all like this have checkered surgical tool like ebony grips w/ German silver mounted Sheffield style sheaths such as this. Schmid, likely of German ancestry & the paper used to form scabbard has exposed text in German under gilt bordered dark veneer. An example is shown in Harold Petersons 1958 text, misidentified, but later correctly identified in Norm Flayderman’s “The Bowie Knife”, pg. 328. CONDITION: very good overall, blade is gray w/ sharpening, handle sound, scabbard poor missing drag & most all veneer on reverse but throat still retains sm. frog button. (02-15597/JS). $1,200-1,500.

Lot: 3151 - FINE MID-VICTORIAN ERA SCOTTISH DIRK WITH SILVER

MOUNTS. Overall length: 19 1/4". Blade length: 13 1/4". A very nice example of a well made Scottish dirk likely dating between 1850-1875. Blade has an 8" shallow, wide fuller & an 8 1/2" narrow fuller pierced by 14 evenly spaced holes. Silver mounted wood hilt. Hilt has an embellished silver ferrule at the base of the basket weave carved grip. The grip is covered in numerous silver nails/tacks throughout. The pommel is terminated w/ a 1 1/2" faceted cairngorm (topaz) set in an embellished silver ring. The sheath features 2 oblong suspension rings on the top of the silver mount. The top mount is embellished w/ thistle around a Scottish warrior & the 2 central mounts are embellished w/ thistles. The tip has heavy foliate & thistle repousse work. The scabbard also houses a similarly decorated knife & fork set on the side. The knife blade is marked, “WILLARD”. Both the knife & the fork have faceted rose quartz gems mounted in silver at the pommel. CONDITION: blade shows light wear w/ minor dark spots near the tip & the throat. The hilt shows light wear & the cairngorm is undamaged. Scabbard is complete & shows light wear throughout. (02-15851/BF). $1,200-1,800.

Lot: 3152 - CIVIL WAR FIFTH ARMY CORPS OFFICER’S BRIDLE, BIT &

MARTINGALE. This exceptional group of horse gear includes a highly embellished, custom made brass plated, iron bit w/ ornate side rosettes featuring a silver Old English “US” in the center of each rosette. The bit is attached to its original black leather halter w/ red leather facing on the front head strap. The halter rosettes feature a 5th Corps Maltese Cross on each rosette. The rosettes are made up of red on white on blue Maltese Crosses representing the 3 divisions in the 5th Corps. At the center of the Maltese Cross is a sm. brass decorative rosette. Accompanying this rare bit & halter is the original martingale featuring the same tricolor Maltese Cross as utilized in decorating the bridle rosettes. The martingale is made up of red faced leather matching exactly the front strap of the bridle. Martingale is complete w/ both fastening side straps & the full length belly strap. All straps have their original rings & buckle. Given the high cost of such an exemplary set of horse leather, it likely would have belonged to a high ranking officer of the 5th Corps, possibly even General Sykes or General Meade. An unexpected & singular opportunity for collectors of horse equipment of the Civil War. A more historic or important halter, bit & martingale would be difficult to find. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: the halter is displayed on a full size, black horse head mannequin. CONDITION: leather remains supple though does show wear. Colors on leather & Corps insignia are still vivid. The bit shows notable wear but still has tremendous presence. The martingale generally shows light to moderate wear w/ all straps intact & functional. (02-15413/BF). $4,000-6,000.

Lot: 3153 - CIVIL WAR SPENCER CARBINE W/ 2 CARTRIDGES.

Cal. 56-56. S# 16041. Standard configuration of the popular breech loading carbine; 22” bbl., buttstock has tarp & magazine that holds 7 rds. in buttstock magazine. Abraham Lincoln himself tested one of these guns & recommended it for service regardless of its high price. Troops armed w/ Spencers had tremendous firepower as proven by the 5th Michigan at Gettysburg & Wilder's Brigade at Hoover's gap. 3 Line address on top of breech. 2 Position adj. rear sight. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: 2 rds. CONDITION: good to very good overall. Iron gray/brown patina, 3 line address is only partially discerned "SPENCER REPEATING / RIFLE CO. BOSTON, MASS / PAT'D MARCH 6, 1860". Stocks are sound w/ 2 very good inspector cartouches. Mechanically fine w/ well defined rifled bore w/ pitting. (01-20013/JS). ANTIQUE. $2,000-2,500.

Lot: 3154 - CIVIL WAR MODEL 1860 SPENCER REPEATING SADDLE RING

CARBINE. Cal. .56-56. S# 23767/26313. Standard configuration, 22” rnd bbl, adj. rear sight, frame w/ 3 line address, lever action. CONDITION: good to very good overall. Metal is overall mottled gray. Bbl. address stamping is better than most. Forestock is restoration made w/ out bbl. band & added dovetailed nut to accept a 2nd screw instead. Bbl. (S# 26313) has bright blue finish under forestock. Mechanically fine w/ good, rifled bore. (01-19917/JS). ANTIQUE. $1,500-2,000.

Lot: 3155 - SPENCER MODEL 1860 LEVER ACTION CARBINE.

Cal. 56-56. S# 31942. Bbl. 22" w/ pinned German silver blade front sight & folding leaf rear sight. Left side of action has saddle ring & bar removed. Band fastened walnut forearm & straight grip stock. 7 Shot tubular mag. that loads through buttplate. CONDITION: metal has gray brown coloration showing scattered spots of pitting & surface corrosion. Heavily sanded & refinished wood has dark appearance. Forearm has sm. chips along both sides of bbl. channel. Stock has cracks extending from action, tangs & saddle ring bar. Mag. tube in intact. Bore retains strong rifling showing scattered spots of deep pitting. (01-20168/DS). ANTIQUE. $1,000-1,500.

Lot: 3156 - SPENCER CIVIL WAR MODEL SRC.

Cal. 56-56. S# 40936. Bbl. 22" rnd. carbine style. Pinned copper blade replacement front sight w/ graduated leaf sporting rear sight. Lever action 7 shot repeater w/ saddle ring & bar on left side. Tubular mag. loads through the steel carbine buttplate. Band fastened walnut forearm & carbine stock w/ inletted swivel in toeline. Left side of stock retains lightly visible cartouches & has added initials "W / W" near buttplate peak. CONDITION: metal has brown patina appearance w/ scattered surface corrosion & light pitting. Wood has age darkened worn appearance w/ heavy dents & gouges having sm. chips around the sideplate. Heavily pitted bore w/ largely intact rifling. Hammer will not hold in cocked position. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. John Persing. (01-19521/DS). ANTIQUE. $1,000-1,500.

Lot: 3157 - SPENCER MODEL 1865 LEVER ACTION SRC.

Cal. 56-50 RF. S# 14191. Bbl. 20" w/ barleycorn front sight & folding leaf rear sight. Lever operated action w/ hammer mounted on right side lock having saddle ring & bar on left side. Trigger plate has the stabler cutoff. Band fastened walnut forearm & straight grip stock w/ steel buttplate & sling swivel. Left side of stock has partially visible cartouches. 7 Rd. tubular mag. that inserts through the buttplate. Mag. has replacement brass centerfire plunger. Fitted w/ a modern 56-50 centerfire breech block. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: original rimfire breech block & mag. plunger. 1 Box of 9 rds. Buffalo Arms Co. 56-50 Spencer centerfire black powder ammo w/ .520", 375 gr. flat nose bullets. CONDITION: metal finish has faded to mottled gray. Wood has aged appearance w/ scattered scratches & handling marks having areas of darkening around action. Forearm has cracked at tip w/ sm. chips around action & along bbl. channel. Bore retains sound rifling showing scattered spots of light pitting. (01-19848/DS). ANTIQUE. $1,200-1,800.

Lot: 3158 - SPENCER MODEL 1865 LEVER ACTION SRC.

Cal. 56-50. S# 8878. Bbl. 22" carbine style w/ high barleycorn front sight & graduated leaf rear sight. Action is fitted w/ Stabler cutout & has saddle ring & bar on left side. Band fastened walnut forearm & straight grip stock w/ inletted swivel & steel buttplate. 7 Rd. tubular mag. inserts through buttplate. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: spare mag. tube. CONDITOIN: metal has faded to gray showing scattered light pitting. Forearm has dark refinish showing dents & marks. Forearm band has restored case colored finish. Refinished stock has lg. repaired cracks on left side w/ numerous dents & handling marks. Both mag. tubes are intact. Bore shows scattered pitting & retains largely intact rifling. (01-20091/DS). ANTIQUE. $1,000-1,500.

Lot: 3159 - FIRST TYPE MERRILL CIVIL WAR CARBINE.

Cal. 54. S# 9100. Bbl. 22" rnd. is fitted w/ usual flip up carbine sight. Breech is opened by a monkey tail system w/ latch which engages the rear of sight base. Top of the lever is marked w/ Merrill name, address & patent date. S# is on the base of the lever & rear of the lock plate. First type lock has Merrill name & patent dates on plate & does not have an eagle stamp. Walnut stock is brass mounted except for the saddle ring on the left side which is iron. Brass patchbox is on the right side. CONDITION: fair to good, metal parts cleaned to silver gray patina. Wood w/ heavy refinish, sharp edges rounded & w/ many dings & marks. Inspectors mark obscured. Bore is very good. Shiny w/ some light scattered pitting. Lock is good. (01-20093/MGM). ANTIQUE. $1,500-2,500.

Lot: 3160 - SCARCE CIVIL WAR CONTRACT 50 CAL REMINGTON CENTER

HAMMER BREECH LOADING SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 50 RF. NSN. Bbl. 20". These carbines were part of 1864 US contract but the 1st delivery was not made till February 1865 in .46 caliber & this .50 caliber not till September 1865. Few were used during the Civil War or occupation forces, most were sold back to Remington in 1870 at a loss & Remington promptly sold to France for use in the Franco-Prussian war, marked on rear tang: “REMINGTON’S ILION, N.Y. / PAT. DEC. 23, 1863, MAY 3 & Nov. 16, 1864”, though they were actually mfg. by Savage Revolving Arms Company of Middletown Connecticut under contract to Remington. CONDITION: good to very good overall, complete & original, gray/brown iron patina, mechanically fine, good rifled bore w/ pitting. (01-19453/JS). ANTIQUE. $800-1,200.

Lot: 3161 - CIVIL WAR GALLAGHER BREECH LOADING SADDLE RING

CARBINE. Cal. 50. S# 23296. Bbl. 22". Standard configuration of popular Civil War lever action carbine, all iron mounted including patchbox, lock marked “GALLAGHER’S PATENT / JULY 17TH 1860” & “MANUFACT’D BY / RICHARDSON & OVERMAN / PHILADA” & serial number 23296. CONDITION: very good to fine overall as refinished, complete & original, metal overall smooth gray/patina. Stock is sound, well fit w/ no discernible cartouche. Mechanically fine w/ bright shiny bore. (01-19451/JS). ANTIQUE. $800-1,200.

Lot: 3162 - BALL AND WILLIAMS BALLARD SINGLE SHOT CARBINE.

Cal. 44 RF. S# 8324. Bbl. 22" oct. to rnd. Blade front sight w/ replacement 2 leaf rear sight. The Ballard was a sturdy single shot rifle first mfg. by Ball & Williams in 1862-1865. Most of the 15,600 rifles & carbines were for Civil War military orders. Lever operated single shot action. Bbl. & receiver have matching S#'s. Left side of breech block is numbered "559". Band fastened walnut forearm & straight grip stock w/ steel carbine buttplate. Left side of forearm & toeline of stock have "U.S" stamped markings that appear sharp & fresh. Stock & forearm lack the usual "MM" cartouches. CONDITION: bbl. blue is fading to an even brown w/ 1 added screw hole through very weak markings. Action finish has a lighter mottled brown appearance. Extractor has replacement coil spring & brass actuation lever. Sanded & refinished stock are undersized at buttplate showing scattered marks. Bore retains largely intact rifling showing areas of pitting heaviest towards muzzle. (01-20092/DS). ANTIQUE. $1,200-1,800.

Lot: 3163 - CIVIL WAR SMITH BREECH LOADING SADDLE RING

CARBINE. Cal. 50. S# 1478. Bbl. 22" standard configuration, scarcer early production mfg. by “MASS ARMS / CHICOPEE FALLS” & so marked on frame along w/ “ADDRESS / POULTNEY & TRIMBLE / BALTIMORE, USA” and SMITH’S PATENT / JUNE 23, 1857”. CONDITION: very good to fine overall as refinished. Complete & original, metal has smooth gray/bluish patina, markings crisp, stock has old varnish finish & no visible cartouche, militia rack markings “15 / K / 45” stamped on left side of butt. Mechanically fine w/ bright shiny bore. (01-19452/JS). ANTIQUE. $800-1,200.

Lot: 3164 - 1844 DATED COMMON RIFLE BY H DERRINGER CONVERTED

FROM PERCUSSION. Cal. 52. NSN. Bbl. 36", rifled w/ 7 grooves, stamped "US" & w/ "P" proof at breech end & w/ "NWP" inspector's initials. Tang dated "1844". It appears bbl. was originally converted to percussion using the Belgian system; area where nipple used to be is welded over. Lock w/ "US", "DERRINGER" "PHILA" markings is dated 1844 on tail & has been converted to flint w/ a mix of old & reproduction parts. Iron mounted & banded on stock appears to be of oak & has inspector's marks "WEF" (?) & another indecipherable on left side opposite lock. Trigger guard does not have grip spur & sling loop is at front of bow. Stock is fitted w/ usual patch box having oval steel hinged cover. CONDITION: bbl. w/ traces of original brown. Lockplate also w/ traces of color hardening. Stock w/ old refinish over numerous light & heavy marks. Lock is operable. Good bore w/ scattered pitting, rifling strong. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19783/MGM). ANTIQUE. $800-1,500.

Lot: 3165 - 1863 DATED NORWICH CONTRACT CIVIL WAR RIFLE MUSKET

Cal. 58. NSN. Bbl. 40" standard configuration w/ adj. rear sight, flat bands. CONDITION: good to very good overall. Appears original & complete, cleaned gray metal, good lock markings. New nipple. Stock is sound w/ scattered storage blemishes w/ discernible inspector cartouches & makers mark. Mechanically crisp w/ good rifled bore. (01-19441/JS). ANTIQUE. $700-900.

Lot: 3166 - 1862 DATED ENFIELD MUSKET.

Cal. 62 smooth bore. NSN. Bbl. 39". Standard colonial service British Enfield smoothbore. CONDITION: very good overall. Complete, including sling swivels & ramrod. Crisp action w/ clear smooth bore. (01-19442/JS). ANTIQUE. $600-800.

Lot: 3167 - 1863 DATED TOWER RIFLED MUSKET.

Cal. 577. NSN. Bbl. 39" w/ Birmingham proofs at rear & standard long range sight installed. Percussion lock w/ royal crown at rear is stamped 1863 & “TOWER” at center. Walnut stock extends to within 4" of muzzle w/ brass cap & attaches to bbl. w/ 3 split iron bands. Makers mark is stamped on right side of butt. Buttplate & triggerguard are brass & unmarked. A repro nipple protector is installed in rear sling loop, which holds a repro leather & canvas sling. Correct type steel ramrod is present. CONDITION: good, refinished. Bbl. cleaned to pewter gray. Lock is gray to brown patina. Stock retains nearly all of a dull oil finish & shows considerable wear. Bore is good, frosted throughout. Lock is operable. (01-19470/MGM). ANTIQUE. $500-800.

Lot: 3168 - LATE PERCUSSION BRITISH TOWER MUSKETOON WITH

SPECIAL ADAPTATION FOR 1871 SABER BAYONET. Cal. 577. NSN. Bbl. 31 3/4" rnd. fitted w/ flip up long range rear sight & has Birmingham proofs & rear. Right side of muzzle section has tall stud for mounting saber bayonet. Lock is marked w/ “VR” & crown at rear & “1876” at midpoint. Stock attaches to bbl. w/ 2 split bands & is iron mounted. Repro nipple protector is installed. CONDITION: fair to good. Metal parts cleaned to silver gray. Stock of old oil refinish over a lg. number of minor nicks & bumps. Very good bore w/ some light pitting. Lock is good. (01-19467/MGM). ANTIQUE. $500-700.

Lot: 3169 - TOWER PERCUSSION MUSKETOON.

Cal. 74. NSN. Bbl. 30" fitted w/ rifle sights has London & Birmingham proofs at breech end & is stamped “WR2638” on right side. Lg. percussion lock is marked w/ “VR” under imperial crown & w/ crowned “V” proof all over “TOWER 1845”. Walnut stock extends w/ in 5" of muzzle & attaches to bbl. w/ 2 side bolts. Comb is deeply dished & brass buttplate & triggerguard are unmarked. Right side of butt is stamped w/ numbers & makers cartouche. CONDITION: iron & steel are brown patina. Brass is nicely toned & almost black. Wood w/ most of an old refinish is spattered w/ white paint. Dark, pitted bore. Lock operable. (01-19481/MGM). ANTIQUE. $400-600.

Lot: 3170 - 1853 ENFIELD MUSKET BY BARNETT

MARKED “25 MASS”. Cal. 58. NSN. Bbl. 39" rnd. Standard configuration. Military ladder rear sight & sm. bead front on bayonet lug. Bbl. held by 3 screw retained split bands. Front spring percussion lock stamped “BARNETT” & “LONDON”. Walnut stock extends to w/ in 3 1/2" from muzzle & has brass cap, brass trigger guard w/ sling loop & heavy brass buttplate stamped “25 MASS” on toe & w/ rack numbers “E” & “37” on top tang. CONDITION: fair, iron parts w/ cleaning to gray/brown over a considerable amount of heavy pitting. Stock is sound, butt portion w/ considerable water damage. Brass is also brown w/ gold highlights. Poor bore. Lock operable. (01-19176/MGM). ANTIQUE. $400-600.

Lot: 3171 - 1856 TOWER MARKED RIFLED MUSKET.

Cal. 58. NSN. Bbl. 39" held by 3 spring retained bands. Lock w/ crowned “VR” at rear of plate is marked “1856” & “TOWER” at center. Walnut stock is mounted w/ brass triggerguard & buttplate & extends to within 4" of muzzle. A standard Enfield type ramrod is in place. CONDITION: fair to good. Steel parts cleaned to silvery gray. Stock w/ considerable wear & refinishing. There is some added wood at carry point & wood is considerably marked & dented. Bore is fair, rifling evident. Lock is operable. (01-19477/MGM). ANTIQUE. $400-800.

Lot: 3172 - SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1863 US RIFLE MUSKET.

Cal. 58. NSN. Bbl. 40" rnd. Barleycorn front sight w/ 2 folding leaf rear sight. Bbl. & lock are dated 1863. Forward portion of lock has American Eagle in front of "U.S. / SPRINGFIELD". Full length 3 band walnut stock w/ iron buttplate & trigger guard. Tulip tipped iron ramrod. CONDITION: metal has cleaned gray appearance showing spots of pitting in breech area. Lock & bbl. retain sharp markings. Heavily sanded stock has light coat of oil finish over numerous scratches, handling marks & heavy dents. Dark pitted bore w/ partially intact rifling. (01-19501/DS). ANTIQUE. $500-700.

Lot: 3173 - AMERICAN ANTEBELLUM WELL MADE BOWIE KNIFE.

This well made bowie is one of several known by unknown quality cuttler w/ distinctive short clip & beveled top edge, heavy 3 1/2" S guard, brass mounted carved grip attached w/ iron nut. 13.5” Overall, 9" meaty blade, 1 1/2" Clip, 8" tapered bevel. CONDITION: very good overall, blade is gray. w/ staining & pitting, sharpening. Grip has hand worn patina. (02-15555/JS). $1,200-1,500.

Lot: 3174 - RARE ANTEBELLUM “AYER” BOSTON SIDE KNIFE.

11 1/2" Overall, 7" swept up short clip bowie reminiscent of Smid of Providence, Rhode Island, who possibly could have made this knife for retailer “W. W AYER / BOSTON”. Full tang w/ heavy brass guard & pommel, almost guardless but indentation in guard to hold fingers or thumb. CONDITION: very good overall, blade has good marking w/ pitting from being stored in wet sheath. Handle w/ shaped horn grip slabs are fine accompanying German silver mounted sheath w/ frog is also very good w/ cracking & redyed surface. Attached frog complete w/ belt loop, mildewed. (02-15598/JS). $700-900.

Lot: 3175 - EXTREMELY FINE PRECISION SURGICAL QUALITY BOWIE

KNIFE. This knife was made by a surgical tool maker measuring 15" overall w/ razor sharp 10.5" hollow ground blade w/ partially sharpened 6" clip. 2.5" Sculpted crossguard w/ checkered ebony grip. Ricasso marked “W. WOOD / 95 LORD STREET”. German silver mounted leather sheath w/ belt loop. CONDITION: excellent overall, blade retains most of its original luster w/ one chip in cutting edge. Sheath is sound & solid w/ scratches & scuffs. (02-15538/JS). $2,000-2,500.

Lot: 3176 - COLLINS CIVIL WAR SIDE KNIFE.

16 1/2" Overall, 11 1/2" spear point blade “COLLINS & CO / HARTFORD”. Brass mounted w/ stacked leather grip. This pattern was designated by Collins as “1862 Hospital Corps Machete” even though the blade was size of a fighting knife, unlike the earlier 1858 true machete. Collins hoped to have a military contract, but the Hospital Corps was never established until many years later. Surplus knives were sold on the open market & are now classified Civil War secondary military knives. CONDITION: very good overall, blade is gray w/ staining & pitting. Tip is broken. Brass has been polished. Accompanying sheath fits well w/ brass tip, ball finial, no throat or attachment for belt. (02-15592/JS). $800-1,200.

Lot: 3177 - FINE MICHAEL PRICE KNIFE & SHEATH FOR PROMINENT

SAN FRANCISCAN HIRAM A. PEARSONS. Michael Price is the best known early "California Knife" maker. The knife is of San Francisco unique form and walrus ivory grip inscribed “H. A. Pearsons”. 11" Overall, 6.5" upswept blade w/ 4.5" beveled top edge w/ the last inch sharpened. "M. PRICE / SAN FRANCISCO" is stamped on ricasso. Michael Price began his career in 1858 exhibiting at the first Mechanics Fair in San Francisco where Price boasted “no better steel could be found in any other knife”. Michael Price's cutlery has always been prized & most of his knives saw hard use whereas this example is excellent retaining much original polish & wonderful custom scabbard by Jacob C. Johnson, saddle maker listed as early as 1861 in San Francisco city directories, “J. C. JOHNSON& CO. / MAKER / SAN FRANCISCO” cartouche on folding cover. Sheath has sharpening stick in its own compartment. Hiram Pearsons, both father & son were rich members of San Francisco society. Hiram Senior was quite eccentric & several interesting stories can be found in provenance as to what a San Francisco millionaire can do w/ his money. Both father & son died at young ages. Hiram Arthur Pearsons (1860-1889) would drown in Lake Michigan leaving a $3 million estate. This is a fine historic Michael Price California Bowie which would be difficult to upgrade. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: small file of research including biographical information on Hiram Pearsons. CONDITION: fine overall. Blade overall white/gray w/ some original luster & some old sharpening. Makers mark is crisp “certifiable antique walrus ivory” slab grips have age patina w/ well discerned inscription. The original custom scabbard is very good w/ discernible maker’s cartouche, small holes at tips, overall surface discussed in crazed, accompanying 10.5" steel sharpening stick is probably a product of Price also though unsigned. PROVENANCE: pictured on page 137, “Accouterments V” by James R Johnston. (02-15867/JS). $8,000-12,000.

Lot: 3178 - FINE & RARE LARGE KINGMAN & HASSAM CIVIL WAR ERA

BOWIE KNIFE. 15.75" Overall, 10.25" meaty clip point blade w/ choil typical of Hassam. Stag grip, substantial plated iron cross guard w/ sculptured ball finials. This is among the largest Hassam bowies you will find. Accompanied by original German silver mounted leather sheath. Hassam no doubt was the best Boston area Civil War era cutler & his quality is that of a surgical tool. There are several inscribed much smaller knives to Massachusetts Civil War soldiers. CONDITION: very good to fine overall, blade is bright/gray w/ areas of original luster & pinprick pitting. Ricasso maker marked; “KINGMAN / & HASSAM”. Sheath is in matching very good-fine condition, solid supple leather w/ scuffing, German silver drag has few shallow dents & scratches. A frog is still attached to throat missing torn belt loop. Provenance: Ex-Norm Flayderman. (02-15519/JS). $6,000-8,000.

Lot: 3179 - REMARKABLE UNIQUE AMERICAN DOG HEAD POMMEL BOWIE

KNIFE. 14" Overall, 9 1/2" clip point blade, 1 3/4" wide, 5" partially sharpened clip. Well crafted leather sheath w/ lg. pinned brass mounts. Most unique feature of this knife is 1 1/2" iron two-faced dog head pommel. Sheath has shammy lining & is reminiscent of construction of Confederate New Orleans made sheaths for military cutlasses & bayonets. Iron pommel is unique & unlike anything seen on any other bowie knife. CONDITION: fine to excellent overall, blade retains most of its original polish & luster. 4" Figural iron crossguard retains traces of blue finish w/ overall dark patina. Wood grip retains most of a varnished finish w/ inset shield shaped silver plated escutcheons. Pommel is smooth, dark iron patina. Layered leather sheath is sound w/ some internal bunching near tip such that the knife fits very tightly. Brass mounts have mottled medium mustard patina. Oval copper frog button has chocolate patina. (02-15870/JS). $3,000-5,000.

Lot: 3180 - FINE & UNUSUAL EAGLEHEAD BOWIE KNIFE.

20 1/2" Overall, 15 3/4" spear point blade, over 1/4" at ricasso, 1.6" wide. Blade is well crafted, medial ridge filled & tapered toward top edge, tapered & sharpened on cutting edge including 2” of top edge at point. Blade shows forging flaws reminiscent of Confederate mfg. Handle is reutilized from Antebellum eagle pommel militia sword. Blade is well seated & firmly peened making this a well balanced meaty fighting knife weighing just over 1 1/2 lbs. CONDITION: very good overall, blade has gray iron patina. Brass guard has traces of gold washed w/ overall light mustard patina. Carved bone grip has hand worn patina w/ chipping & 2 long cracks. (02-15868/JS). $2,000-3,000.

Lot: 3181 - CHEVALIER STYLE BRASS AND EBONY GRIP BOWIE KNIFE.

14 1/2" Overall, 10" dbl. edged spear point blade. Chevalier of New York is the best known maker of this popular early style grip w/ integral brass crossguard & bulbous pommel. One ebony slab has vacant German silver banner escutcheon. Sheath is Sheffield style w/ gilted leather veneer but w/ well patinated brass mounts, brass tip inserted into the sheath. CONDITION: very good overall. Blade is gray, still very sharp retaining some original finishing marks w/ staining & pinprick pitting, one grip slab has long longitudinal break but still soundly attached. (02-15540/JS). $2,000-3,000.

Lot: 3182 - FINE CIVIL WAR DAHLGREN BOWIE BAYONET WITH SHEATH.

16 3/4" Overall, 12" heavy blade w/ 5 1/2" clip point. “AMES MFG CO / CHICOPEE / MASS” on one ricasso & the other “U.S.N. / D.R. / 1864”. Inspector cartouche stamped on top of pommel “DR”. Original Dahlgren brass mounted sheath is complete w/ frog button. This bayonet was designed by admiral John Dahlgren for the Model 1861 Whitney Plymouth Navy rifle. CONDITION: fine overall. Blade retains much of its original finish w/ sm. areas of staining & pitting, markings crisp. Brass has mixed mottled patinas. Sheath is also fine w/ scuffing to leather finish. PROVENANCE: pictured on pg. 203 of "Accoutrements IV" by James R. Johnston. (02-15872/JS). $1,500-2,500.

Lot: 3183 - EARLY S. C. WRAGG CIPHERED “AMERICAN HUNTING

KNIFE”.12.5" Overall, 7.5" spear point w/ Wragg tombstone logo on ricasso & the classic 8 ciphers Wragg is famous for, including sphynx, devil & Chinamen. CONDITION: very good overall, gray blade w/ sharpening, staining & pitting. German silver mounted unusual tapered sculpted ebony grip terminating in circular pommel. (02-15603/JS). $1,500-2,000.

Lot: 3184 - FINE, AMERICAN PRIMITIVE CLIP POINT BOWIE KNIFE.

This knife has great character. The man who made this knife, or who carried it, has scratched his initials “FHD” on each of the inset lead or pewter escutcheons. He actually wrote several letters of his last name, but it is difficult to read. This well made knife, 15" overall, 9 1/2" well ground blade w/ 3" clip, well sculpted iron S shaped guard oct. pewter ferrule. Wonderful carved one piece grip w/ raised relief scrolls & pewter inset at pommel. CONDITION: very good overall. Blade is gray w/ staining & pitting. Smooth iron patina on cross guard. Gray patina to pewter, ferrule, escutcheons & pommel. Grip has handwork patina w/ lg. crack on one side. (02-15565/JS). $1,200-1,500.

Lot: 3185 - LARGE BUCK BROTHERS CIVIL WAR BOWIE KNIFE.

13 1/2" Overall. 9" Dbl. edged spear point blade, stamped “BUCK BROTHERS / CAST STEEL” on ricasso. Brass “bowtie” shaped crossguard. Rosewood grip. CONDITION: very good to fine overall. Blade retains most of its original luster w/ staining & pitting. (02-15527/JS). $1,200-1,500.

Lot: 3186 - FINE CIVIL WAR BUCK BROTHERS BOWIE KNIFE.

11 1/2" Overall. 7" Dbl. edged spear point blade, deeply marked “BUCK BROTHERS” on ricasso. Brass “bowtie” shaped crossguard. Rosewood grip. CONDITION: fine overall, blade retains most of its original luster w/ scattered areas of staining. (02-15526/JS). $700-900.

Lot: 3187 - LARGE DAGGER POINT BOWIE MADE FROM FILE.

18.5" Overall, 13.25" dbl. edged blade w/ central spine, clearly showing its origins as a file. 3.5" Oval iron guard, full tang, dark horn slab grips, one side carved. CONDITION: very good overall, blade cleaned w/ pitting and sharpening. (02-15550/JS). $1,200-1,500.

Lot: 3188 - RARE “P ROSE NEW YORK” EARLY AMERICAN BOWIE KNIFE.

This is a very rare, but well used early American knife, deeply marked on blade “P. ROSE. NEW-YORK”. Flat, ovoid rosewood grip w/ cast German silver clamshell pommel. PROVENANCE: William Williamson collection; Butterfield Lot 3751, Jan. 28th 1997. CONDITION: fair to good. 6 1/2" blade shows extensive use & sharpening. Sm. lozenge shaped iron crossguard has top quillon broken. Hardwood grip showing two color wood, which was popular in this genre, retains an added old varnish w/ dents & dings to German silver ferrule & pommel. Knife is accompanied by German silver throated Sheffield style partial scabbard. (02-15595/JS). $800-1,200.

Lot: 3189 - LARGE “RIO GRANDE” STYLE BOWIE.

17.75" Overall, 12.5" blade w/ 5.5" false edge on ricasso is cipher of “flying horse” full tang pinned horn slab grips. 3.75" Lozenge shaped German silver cross guard. CONDITION: very good overall, blade is gray w/ staining & light pitting, several sm. nicks in cutting edge, trade mark is crisp. Accompanied by fairly well fit brown leather “Collins Style” sheath w/ 3" sewn belt loop. (02-15569/JS). $800-1,200.

Lot: 3190 - EARLY AMERICAN GUARDLESS FIGHTING KNIFE.

18 1/4" Overall, 13" meaty blade w/ 3" short clip almost 2 1/2" wide & almost 1/2" thick at ricasso. This style knife, described in early American literature as a fighting knife. Blade form is very similar to the Caiaphas Ham well known bowie knife displayed at the Alamo. CONDITION: good to very good overall. Blade is an overall pitted iron patina. Simple carved wood grip w/ iron ferrule has hand worn patina w/ lg. hairline crack. (02-15543/JS). $700-900.

Lot: 3191 - MASSIVE CLIP POINT BOWIE KNIFE.

19 1/2" Overall. 14" Blade, over 2 1/2" wide & .45" thick at ricasso w/ lg. choil, 3 1/2" sharpened clip. The grip, which is probably a new replacement, has snake wrapped around grip w/ skull as pommel. CONDITION: very good overall. Blade is gray w/ staining & pitting. Top of blade has been used as hammer w/ tacking marks. Point is rounded. Heavy brass crossguard has artificial patina and the bronze grip has medium mustard/olive patina. (02-15579/JS). $700-900.

Lot: 3192 - CIVIL WAR KEPI BELONGING TO UNION GENERAL

GEORGE MCCLELLAN. This kepi is of a distinct type & style known to have been favored by General George Brinton McClellan. McClellan served w/ distinction in the War w/ Mexico & became a railroad executive prior to the start of the Civil War. He became commander of the Union Army in November of 1861 & was relieved in March 1862. In November of 1862, General McClellan was relieved of all field command duties by President Lincoln after the 1862 midterm elections ostensibly because of his failure to pursue Robert E. Lee after the Battle of Antietam. McClellan ran unsuccessfully against Lincoln in 1864. This kepi is dark blue/black in color. It has a 3 5/8” rise in the front & a 6 1/2” rise in the back. It is constructed of a fine woolen material & features a leather chinstrap terminated w/ staff officer buttons & a bound leather visor. The inside has a quilted lining & thin leather sweatband. The most striking feature of this hat is the impressed circle in the crown that reads, “GEN. MC. CLELLAN”. It is very likely this was originally highlighted w/ gilt but because of the general’s ample use of hair pomade, the gilt highlights likely disappeared relatively quickly. The impressed name & surrounding circle is quite discernible & easily read. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: consignor paperwork regarding General McClellan. CONDITION: kepi shows some fading from extended field use. The chinstrap & visor remain quite stable. Sweatband has several cracks & minor losses. The lining is complete but shows staining from sweat & pomade. This fine kepi was purchased in the late 1970s at an auction of items belonging to the Harper’s Ferry Museum. It was once owned by legendary Civil War collector & author, William Gavin. A singular opportunity to acquire a piece of head gear belonging to one of the Civil War’s most recognized generals. (02-14669/BF). $12,000-15,000.

Lot: 3193 - WONDERFUL CIVIL WAR PERIOD ORDNANCE CORPS UNIFORM

& SILVER BADGE. Ordnance Corps uniforms are among the most difficult to find from any period in American military history. This rare uniform is an early war dark blue 9 button frock coat. It has a lg. swell at the elbows. The cloth is a fine grade & quite heavy. The polished cotton liner is a faded black w/ closely sewn quilting as seen on early frock coats. Sleeves are lined in white cotton. There is a mixture of hand sewing & machine sewing throughout the coat as would be expected in a coat of this period. Button holes are machine done. The bottom edge of the coat is unfinished. The coat features 13 lg. Ordnance Corps buttons w/ the early backmark "R & W ROBINSON EXTRA RICH". The 6 sm. cuff buttons have another early backmark RMDC "SCOVILLS EXTRA". These 2 backmarks are contemporary to one another & attest to the early date of the coat. A round silver badge approx. 1 1/8" in diameter & made from an 1858 United States seated Liberty half dollar, is attached to the left breast of the coat. The front is engraved w/ a superb stylized rendition of the Ordnance Corps seal featuring the words, “ORDNANCE CORPS” on a belt around the seal. The face of the half dollar coin is still visible on the reverse along w/ a T bar style pin. It was quite common in the period for silver pins, badges & tokens to be made from US coins w/ 1 face planed off & reengraved. CONDITION: coat is considered to be in excellent condition showing only very minor moth damage & no rips or tears. The buttons retain virtually 100% of their gilded finish. The interior lining has minor areas of discoloration. The silver badge has a rich dark patina & shows only light wear to the surfaces. (02-15368/BF). $6,500-9,000.

Lot: 3194 - RARE CIVIL WAR REGULATION HARDEE HAT FOR 1ST

MOUNTED RIFLES. You will not find a rarer branch of service or more presentable enlisted Hardee hat w/ original looped “mounted rifle horn” & unit insignia, Jeff Davis hat pin & correct green worsted wool hat cord designating rifleman. Paper label in crown “US ARMY” above panoply of arms “EXTRA / MANUFACTURE”, size “4”. Complete w/ original 2.5" sweat band. CONDITION: very good overall as restored body, 8" crack repair on top front of brim, unaffecting aesthetics. Sweat band is unsewn & has glued repairs holding it in place, stamped brass insignia all original. (02-15362/JS). $3,000-3,500.

Lot: 3195 - FINE CIVIL WAR ARTILLERY SHELL JACKET.

This is a classic regulation enlisted jacket for artillery. Constructed of dark blue wool w/ red worsted trim, faced w/ 12 sm. general service eagle buttons, 2 on each side of collar & 2 on each functional cuff. Lined in brown coarse weave & white cotton in sleeves w/ contract markings & size “3”. CONDITION: very good to fine overall, appears complete & original in every regard, tightly sewed seams & original buttons. (02-15472/JS). $1,500-2,000.

Lot: 3196 - FINE PREWAR MANUFACTURED CIVIL WAR CAVALRY SHELL

JACKET. This is a classic regulation enlisted jacket for cavalry. Constructed of dark blue wool w/ yellow worsted trim, faced w/ 12 sm. general service eagle buttons, 2 on each collar & 2 on each functional cuff. Fully lined in coarse weave cotton, markings in right sleeve; “U.S. / Q.M.D.” and other: “G.W.J.” (inspector) & no size markings. The internal pocket on the left side has only 4.5” opening & much shallower than the typical late war surplus contracts encountered. CONDITION: very good to fine overall, appears complete & original in every regard, tightly sewed seams & original buttons. There is some light fading in areas of yellow trim. (02-15473/JS). $1,500-2,000.

Lot: 3197 - RARE CONFEDERATE CARTRIDGE BOX WITH TARRED LINEN

SLING. Classic Confederate infantryman’s cartridge box w/ soldier’s initials carved on front flap. It is attached to original Confederate tarred cotton linen sling. Box has unique half rnd. flattened roller buckles seen on other identified Confederate boxes & commonly excavated in Confederate battle & campsites. Original boxes however rarely are found. Survival of original Confederate cartridge boxes w/ their original tarred linen slings is extremely low & good displayable examples like this are rarely offered. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: original catalog description from Shannon Pritchard w/ more history. CONDITION: fair to good overall & still much better than average survived boxes. Complete & original w/ addition of new closure tab well-restored & some new stitching closing opening on one side of box. Sewn edge of sling mostly undone, unaffecting aesthetic. (02-15363/JS). $4,000-6,000.

Lot: 3198 - SWORD BELT SASH IDENTIFIED TO GEORGIA CONFEDERATE

MAJOR JOSEPH PALMER, “SOUTHERN RIGHTS ARTILLERY BATTALION”. From the collection of longtime Confederate collector Ashley Halsey, Jr (1908-1998) is this identified fine red silk sash given to him by Lt. Col. Jim Palmer (1889-1962) in 1960. The sash was his father’s according to accompanying card who commanded Artillery Battalion at the Battle of Bentonville, North Carolina where Ashley Halsey Jr’s father also commanded a battery. There is a lot of information on card & the only incorrect statement is that Halsey noted that Major Palmer was a West Pointer; he was not but he did graduate the West Point of the South, the Citadel. Maj. Joseph Palmer (1835-1898) organized the 14th Battalion Georgia Light Artillery (Southern Rights Artillery) in mid 1862 after disbanding of his “Southern Rights Guards” attached to the 1st Georgia infantry. A summary history of Major Palmer & his service can be found linked online. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: card of provenance signed by Ashley Halsey Jr. March 5, 1972. CONDITION: good overall, sound & solid, scuffing of red to tassels, sm. tears & sm. holes along its 100" length, soiling & staining, good burgundy color. (02-15364/JS). $1,000-2,000.

Lot: 3199 - EXCAVATED CONFEDERATE BUTTONS.

This group of Confederate dug buttons consists of 6 block & lined “I” buttons including 1 cast & 1 pewter, 2 script “I” buttons, 1 lined “C”, 2 local block “A” buttons, 1 Louisiana state seal, 1 Mississippi state seal w/ an Hyde & Goodrich backmark, 1 North Carolina star burst, 1 “ACC” button that is likely post war, 1 local North Carolina seal, 1 Confederate local staff & 1 local “A” face in 2 pieces. CONDITION: 3 of the buttons have pushes & a few have missing shanks. All appear to be quite solid & visually appealing except as noted. PROVENANCE: Roger Ballard collection. (02-15152-2/BF). $1,000-1,300.

Lot: 3200 - ARCHIVE OF CAPT. JAMES BOYD, CONFEDERATE ORDNANCE

DEPARTMENT. 1) APPOINTMENT SIGNED BY CONFEDERATE SECRETARY OF WAR JAMES A. SEDDON. May 2, 1863 “Captain of Artillery for Ordnance Duty”. ..report for duty to Col. Josiah Gorgas, Chf. Ord.” 2) CROWN FROM TOP OF CONFEDERATE CAP. W/ 2 stands of flat bullion braid quatrefoil. A single strand is found around the perimeter. 3) RED VELVET COLLAR W/ CONFEDERATE CAPTAIN’S INSIGNIA. 3 Flat bullion braids. 4) BELT W/ 2-PIECE “CS” BUCKLE on tarred militia belt w/ tarred cap box. Buckle measures 84mm, wreath height is 47mm. Keeper heights are 47mm & 48mm. 5) SINGLE WHITE SILK LINED SOFT LEATHER GLOVE w/ internal black ink inscription “CAPTAIN BOYD P.A.C.S.A.” The appointment, crown of Confederate cap & collar insignia all appear impeccable for originality & authenticity. The buckle on the belt is suspect in our opinion though buckle may be cleaned original. The ink inscription inside the glove is also suspect in our opinion. The loose Confederate collar & crown from Confederate cap has inked inventory numbers on versos. James Madison Boyd (1837-1916) was born & died in Floyd County Virginia. He entered service as a private in the 54th Virginia infantry September 16, 1861, he mustered out as 1st Lieut. May 2, 1862. One year later he was appointed captain of artillery in the ordnance department in Richmond. PROVENANCE: Guernsey’s Auction, lot 377, Jan. 25, 2001. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: copy of pages from auction catalog, some genealogical data on Boyd. CONDITION: overall items are good-very good. Glove is unsewn at seam. (02-15471/JS). $3,000-4,000.

Lot: 3201 - DOCUMENTS RELATED TO THE CONFEDERATE ENGINEERS.

1) This document measures 13" x 8" & is on blue lined paper. The first few lines of this document read, “Headquarters Engineer Dept at Chattanooga Tenn Aug 3. 1863” & “Special Orders No. 56”. The document is a lengthy requisition form for hundreds of items including 50 axes, 50 spades, 15 picks, chisels, spoke shaves, awls & a myriad of other tools. The

Lot: 3202 - DOCUMENTS RELATED TO THE CONFEDERATE ENGINEERS.

1) This document measures 10" x 8" & is on blue lined paper. The document is titled, “Head Quarters Batl. Eng. Troops at Dalton Geo. February 23d 1864”. The document is addressed, “Captain” & tells Captain Gloster to keep on hand 60 rds. of ammunition for each man & to immediately requisition articles so each man has a full complement of accoutrements,

Lot: 3203 - DOCUMENTS RELATED TO THE CONFEDERATE ENGINEERS.

1) This document measures 10" x 8" & is on blue lined paper. The document is titled, “Chief Engineer’s Office at Dalton Ga April 13 1864”. The document is addressed, “Captain A.W. Gloster Commdg Engr Troops Atlanta Ga Captain”. The letter instructs Captain Gloster to test the capacity of his pontoon boats by experiment in the Chattahoochee river. Document is

Lot: 3204 - DOCUMENTS RELATED TO THE CONFEDERATE ENGINEERS.

1) This document measures 8" x 8" & is on gray paper. The document is titled, “Chief Engineer’s Office AT July 9 1864”. The document is addressed, “Captain A.W. Gloster Commdg Pontoniers AT Captain”. The order states, “General Johnston directs that you will with your present command remain and, if practicable, tonight either save or destroy the pontoon

Lot: 3205 - DOCUMENTS RELATED TO THE CONFEDERATE ENGINEERS.

1) This document measures 5" x 8" & is on white lined paper. The document is titled, “Hd Qr’s 3D Regt Engr Troops Near Atlanta GA August 10th 1864”. The document is addressed, “Capt A.W. Gloster Commdg Co “C” Eng Troops Capt”. The document states, “You will have your company in readiness to march tomorrow morning 11th Inst at 4

Lot: 3206 - DOCUMENTS RELATED TO THE CONFEDERATE ENGINEERS.

1) This document measures 4 1/2" x 8" & is on blue lined paper. The document is titled, “Engineers Office AT Sept 28th 1864.”. The document is addressed, “Captain”. The document reads, “It is important that you should know the roads from your camp to Garrett’s Pumpkin Town Ferry – have them examined and if necessary repaired so that you can pass

Lot: 3207 - DOCUMENTS RELATED TO THE CONFEDERATE ENGINEERS.

1) This document measures 6" x 7" & is on white lined paper. The document is titled, “Head Qrs Engr Dept AT Oct 20. 1864.”. The document is addressed, “Captain”. The document reads, “You will take up your bridge tomorrow morning at sunrise, and without delay report with your train at Gadsden. Move on north side of Coosa River.”. The document is signed,

Lot: 3208 - AN EXTREMELY RARE MEASURED DRAWING SHOWING THE

CONSTRUCTION OF A CONFEDERATE PONTOON BOAT. This exciting document measures 12 1/4" x 16 1/4". It is a very detailed measured drawing (blueprint) of a Confederate pontoon boat designed in 1864. The top drawing is titled, “SECTION SIDE ELEVATION”. The middle drawing is titled, “PLAN” & shows a bird’s eye view. The 3 smaller drawings in the lower third are titled, “SECTION ON AB”, “SECTION ON CD”, and “FRONT & REAR ELEVATION”. The lower views show crossed sections & the view from the front & rear of the vessel. Below the drawings is written, “PONTON” w/ a scale & the words, “SCALE 1/2" TO FOOT” above. The left lower corner is marked, “Engineer Office Dalton Jan 29. 1864” & written above this in blue pencil is, “Confederate States Army”. In the extreme right lower corner is written the name, “Chas Graver. del.”. To our knowledge this is the only extant copy of a Confederate measured drawing of the pontoon boat utilized by Confederate engineers & pontoniers. This measured drawing was found w/ over 50 Confederate Engineers documents offered elsewhere in this catalog. The document appears to be made of finished cloth & not plain paper. CONDITION: there is no damage to this tremendously important document except for minor staining along the central fold line. (02-15341-8/BF). $1,500-3,000.

Lot: 3209 - UNION LETTERS FROM THE 72ND PENNSYLVANIA INFANTRY

ORIGINALLY KNOWN AS PART OF THE CALIFORNIA BRIGADE & OTHER CIVIL WAR EPHEMERA INCLUDING A SIGNED LETTER BY GENERAL GEORGE G. MEADE. 1) LETTERS. This group includes 6 letters from Private Paul Bridger of the 72nd Pennsylvania Infantry. The 72nd PA was originally 1 or the 4 regiments making up the California Brigade in August of 1861. Shortly after the Battle of Balls Bluff, these regiments

Lot: 3210 - 2 PIECES OF THE BANDAGE WRAPPED AROUND PRESIDENT

ABRAHAM LINCOLN’S HEAD WHEN HE DIED AT THE PETERSON HOUSE ACROSS FROM FORD’S THEATER. This historic lot includes 2 pieces of cloth each measuring approx. 1 3/4" x 1" & another piece of cloth identified as a sash also w/ staining. Each blood stained piece of bandage has 2 glue dots where it was, at one time, likely glued into a scrapbook. When found the 2 pieces of bandage & the piece of sash were in a sm. white envelope w/ the following written on the front, “Cloth fragments, supposedly Lincoln pillow or bandage and officer’s sash”. The smaller envelope was inside a larger, earlier envelope w/ the following earlier writing on the front, “A piece of the bandage that was on the head of Abraham Lincoln when he died.”. The envelopes & other Confederate & Union Civil War ephemera were recovered from a dumpster that a family was using to dispose of their deceased relative’s belongings. A Philadelphia coin dealer recovered the items &, in turn, sold them to our consignor. It is our opinion that the items are completely genuine & of extremely important historic significance. The piece of cloth termed an “officer’s sash”, is likely a piece of sash that was on the bed or window in the room where Lincoln died. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: several pages of research done on comparable Lincoln artifacts by the consignor. A book titled, “The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln”. A book titled, “The Terrible Tragedy at Washington”. A magazine published by the Smithsonian titled, “Assassination!”. An assembled work titled, “Curios and Relics, Household Textiles, Pillowcases, Lincoln Death Bed”. CONDITION: cloth fragments are stable. Envelopes have yellowed but remain solid. (02-15341-10/BF). $3,000-5,000.

Lot: 3211 - MEYERS PINFIRE REVOLVING CARBINE.

Cal. approx. 60. NSN. Bbl. 22 1/2". Joseph Guillaume Meyers of Liege, Belgium has numerous patents for firearms between the years 1866 & 1879. This is a rare example of a 6 shot, revolving cylinder, pinfire carbine that likely had military applications because of the 2 3/4" bayonet lug on the right side of the bbl. The frame is marked on the left side, in front of the cyl., “MEYERS BREVETE”. Both the cyl. & frame are heavily embellished w/ engraving. There is a fanciful trigger guard that encompasses a lg. trigger. The stock is checkered at the wrist & has leaf carving where it joins the frame. There is an iron buttplate & iron sling swivels. CONDITION: the bbl., as well as all other iron parts, has a medium gray mottled patina w/ evidence of cleaned, very light pitting. The mechanics of this carbine seem to operate well. The wooden stock likely has an old refinish. An exceptionally scarce & interesting gun. (01-19089/BF). ANTIQUE. $4,500-5,500.

Lot: 3212 - UNIDENTIFIED REVOLVING CARBINE.

Cal. 52 / 38 RF. NSN. Over bbl. 21" cal. 52. Under 20" bbl. cal. 38. Lowered barleycorn front sight w/ graduated leaf rear sight. Unusual action that operates under the same principle as the famous LeMat revolvers. 9 Shot fluted 38 cal. cyl. bored through w/ 52 cal. single chamber at center. Rounded boxlock action w/ breech block that swings to right for loading. Low center mounted hammer w/ plain trigger that sits forward of lever that manually rotates the cyl. Band fastened walnut forearm & straight grip stock w/ steel carbine buttplate. No legible markings can be found. CONDITION: metal has dark patina appearance w/ general pitting. Forearm is broken w/ lg. piece missing at bottom. Stock appears to be replacement having a rough hand hewn look w/ cracks & chips around top tang. Hammer has brazed repair. Action timing is slow. 52 Cal. bore is lightly pitted w/ strong rifling. 38 Cal. bore is pitted w/ partially intact rifling. (01-20030/DS). ANTIQUE. $1,000-1,500.

Lot: 3213 - RARE & FINE BENJAMIN BIGELOW,

MARYSVILLE, CALIFORNIA PILL LOCK REVOLVING RIFLE. Cal. 46. NSN. Overall 52.5". Bbl. 32.75" oct., stamped on top flat "B. BIGELOW, MARYSVILLE, CAL”. Benjamin Bigelow arrived in California in 1849 at the height of the gold rush & established a popular gun making trade till his death in 1888. Bigelow had previously apprenticed w/ William Billinghurst for 12 years learning the gun trade. Bigelow’s revolving rifle operates much like Billinghurst’s which used the Miller patent (1829) hand-turned cyl. & “mercury fulminate pill” ignition. Back action lock, iron mounted, walnut stock, blued bbl. & cyl.; case colored lock, frame, triggerguard, patchbox, & buttplate. The only markings other than maker’s name on bbl. is the back of the cyl. w/ corresponding 1-7 for each chamber & removable screwed-in plug. Very few Miller patent rifles were made, most by Billinghurst, no more than 2 or 3 are known by Bigelow & this is a very fine example retaining much of its original finish. Jim Servin wrote an interesting 1964 article on the California gun trade which is linked given the history of Benjamin Bigelow & his firearms production in the gold fields of California. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: 1999 appraisal document. CONDITION: fine to excellent overall, complete & original. Original blue to the bbl. & cyl. mostly turned plum, case colors mostly muted w/ balance mottled silver/gray. Stocks retain old varnish w/ minor cosmetic dings & dents, mechanically fine, crisp rifled bore w/ areas of pitting. Buckhorn rear sight, missing front sight, has dovetail slot. Patchbox mortise retains old, waxed patches. Original brass tipped ramrod has 3 piece iron/brass end w/ worm. There is an old sm. brass collection number “11” tacked to left side of stock. (01-18841/JS). ANTIQUE. $7,000-9,000.

Lot: 3214 - RARE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMPANY “K” 9th US CAVALRY

“BUFFALO SOLDIER” REMINGTON ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 44. S# 113680. This is among the most honest surviving regimentally marked Buffalo soldier revolver extant. The gun has a great look from muzzle to butt w/ matching surface & patina. Original stamped “CO K / 9 CAV” unit markings found on both sides of frame. There are many fake & fraudulent Buffalo soldier stamped guns, this example however has impeccable markings like the Sharps from same fine collection. The 9th US cavalry was one of the original 6 regiments in the US Army following the Civil War made up entirely of African-American troops. Identified arms from these units are rarely seen, especially as honest & untouched as this revolver. The accompanying holster is Indian War modified Civil War era w/ reinforced brass riveted belt loop replacing the original sewn loop. Congressional Medal of Honor winners for the 9th US Cavalry 1870 & 1890 include Sergeant Emanuel Stance, Sergeant Thomas Boyne, Private John Denny, Corporal Clinton Greaves, Private Henry Johnson, Sergeant George Jordan, Sergeant Thomas Shaw, Sergeant Augustus Walley, Sergeant Moses Williams, Corporal William Wilson. CONDITION: very good overall, markings including unit markings all discernible. Mottled gray matching patina, grips well fit w/ moderate edge wear & hand worn patina, inspector’s cartouche visible in outline only. SNs matching other than cylinder which is close w/ last 4 digits “3881”. Mechanically fine, discernible rifling. Holster is matching very good, sound w/ typical scuffing & crazing, complete w/ broken stitching. PROVENANCE: Estate collection of western gentleman. (01-19488/JS). ANTIQUE. $6,000-8,000.

Lot: 3215 - RARE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMPANY “K” 9th US CAVALRY

“BUFFALO SOLDIER” SHARPS CARBINE. Cal. 50-70. S# 91825. This is a fine example of a Buffalo soldier 1867 cartridge conversion New Model 1863 Sharps carbine. Carbine has excellent collection history, condition & impeccable unit markings: “CO K / 9 CAV” stamped on right side of receiver & left side of buttstock. These markings are highly forged & it is so nice to find a 100% original & “as found” uncleaned example, probably the best original Buffalo Soldier carbine extant. This gun shows honest use w/ distinct saddle wear, well cared for. 9th US Cavalry was made up of black enlisted men, many being veterans of the Civil War. The unit was organized in New Orleans in summer of 1866 & was commanded by Col. Edward Hatch a distinguished Iowa cavalry commander during the Civil War. Hatch was well known as an Indian fighter w/ his Buffalo soldiers. Hatch would command the unit until his death at Fort Robinson in 1889. The 9th was a hard fighting unit that saw numerous actions against Apache, Sioux, Comanche & other tribes mostly in Texas. Company K saw service starting at Ft. Stockton, Texas & served w/ valor in the Apache Wars & against the Sioux. “Company K” was one company assigned directly under Col. Hatch until his death. 44 Buffalo soldiers from the 9th were killed while serving Hatch, 28 against the Apache. 11 members of the 9th were awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. No other American unit can claim this feat. CONDITION: very good, complete & original missing only its lever latch. Metal has a smooth mottled gray patina, well discerned markings. Mechanically fine w/ good discernible rifling. PROVENANCE: Ex-Charles Worman collection; Pictured on page 22 of “Firearms of the American West” Vol. II, 1985; Floyd Everhart, 2003; Estate of Tig Sogoian 2016; Estate collection of western gentleman. (01-19487/JS). ANTIQUE. $6,000-8,000.

Lot: 3216 - ICONIC SHARPS 1874 "BIG 50" SINGLE SHOT RIFLE.

Cal. 50, 2 1/2". S# 158298. Among the most famed rifles of the Buffalo hunting era was the Sharps Model 1874 "Big 50" or "14 Pounder". Bbl. 30" full oct. measuring 1 3/16" across flats. Dovetail mounted German silver blade front sight w/ Lawrence patent folding leaf rear sight. Top flat forward of rear sight is marked "OLD RELIABLE" in a rectangular box followed by "SHARPS RIFLE CO., BRIDGEPORT, CONN." address. Flat forward of action is marked "CAL 50" w/ the 2 1/2" case length marking found on right flat. Bbl. underneath forearm is numbered to match receiver. Lever operated single shot action w/ dbl. set triggers. S# is located across top tang receiver flat. Schnabel tipped walnut forearm & straight grip stock w/ steel carbine style buttplate. Weight: 14 lbs. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: a Sharps Rifle Co. letter dated Aug 28, 2013 signed by Richard J Labowskie, MD. Letter states "Sharps rifle serial # 158298 cannot be located direct in the Order Books of the Sharps Rifle Company. It does appear, however, on an un-numbered, un-dated Shipping Memorandom" "The memorandum noted # 158298 to be a Model 1874 Sporting Rifle shipped to N. Curry & Bro., gun and sporting goods dealers of San Francisco, California. It was noted to be .50 caliber, case length not specified, with a 30 inch full octagon barrel, double triggers, open sights and oil finished stocks". Also included is a letter of documentation from H. H. Miller dated 9-5-2013. This letter credits the discovery of this rifle to a collector in the San Antonio, Texas area. CONDITION: bbl. retains some faded blue blending w/ dark patina that continues to the action showing scattered dents & spots of corrosion & light pitting. Bbl. & receiver markings are largely intact. Wood has age darkened worn appearance w/ numerous dents & handling marks. Bottom of forearm has a sm. crack extending from action w/ lg. missing chip at front along bbl. channel. Stock has poor fit to buttplate chips & hairline cracks. Set triggers operate properly. Bore has general pitting retaining largely intact rifling. (01-20147/DS). ANTIQUE. $15,000-20,000.

Lot: 3217 - SHARPS NEW MODEL 1859 BERDAN SHARPSHOOTERS

CIVIL WAR RIFLE. Cal. 52. S# 54404. Colonel Hiram Berdan was commander of the United States Sharpshooters, who were used primarily as skirmishers. Berdan complained about the original plans to arm the sharpshooters w/ Springfield rifles & US Chief of Ordnance General Ripley secondary plan of sending surplus Colt Revolver Rifles. Berdan's continued complaints resulted in 2,000 Sharps rifles being ordered in January of 1862. Berdan, w/out authority, changed the order to specify dbl. set triggers, which were supplied on many of the rifles. These are the only military Sharps rifles to have dbl. set triggers. Most fall w/ in the S# range: 54374-57567. At the Battle of Gettysburg, 100 of Berdan Sharpshooters w/ 200 men from the Maine 3rd Infantry faced 30,000 men on Little Round Top. The Sharpshooters tremendous firing volume, 10,000 rds in 20 minutes, held off the Confederates until reinforcements were brought up to turn the tide of battle. Bbl. 30" rnd. Barleycorn front sight w/ replacement fixed U notch rear sight. Straight breech single shot percussion action w/ the Lawrence pellet priming system located at the top of the lockplate. Dbl. set triggers. 3 Band walnut forearm. Straight grip walnut stock has iron patchbox & steel rifle buttplate w/ 2 screw sling swivel base in toeline. Left side of stock has barely visible outlines of original cartouche. CONDITION: bbl. & action have faded mottled gray appearance showing scattered surface corrosion, dents & spots of light pitting w/ evidence of touch up finish. Sanded & refinished stock has dark stained appearance. Forearm has sm. crack extending from action & is missing iron cap. Stock has a shallow 1 1/3" notch cut at the peak of the comb w/ an added wood repair at toe. Spring mechanism is missing from the top of the primer feed. Sling swivels are removed. Dark pitted bore w/ partially intact rifling. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. John Persing. (01-19543/DS). ANTIQUE. $6,000-9,000.

Lot: 3218 - COLT'S 1855 NEW MODEL REVOLVING MILITARY RIFLE.

Cal. 56. S# 7265. Bbl. 37 1/2" w/ barleycorn front sight. Rear sight has 300 & 600 yard folding leafs. 5 Shot fluted cyl. Top strap marked "COL. COLT HARTFORD CT. U.S.A.". Left side of frame marked "COLT'S PATENT / Nov. 24th 1857". Action features iron loading rammer & brass trigger guard. Full length 2 band walnut forearm w/ brass tip. Walnut stock w/ trapdoor buttplate. Frame, trigger guard & buttplate have matching numbers. No visible US markings. Replacement ramrod. This 56 cal. rifle w/ 37 1/2" bbl. is the type issued to the Berdan Sharpshooters. The first order placed by the US in Jan. of 1862 was for 1,000 cal. 56 rifles w/ 37 1/2" bbls. & bayonets. These rifles were shipped on Jan. 28th to Hiram Berdan's Sharpshooters. Many of the sharpshooters were unsatisfied w/ the Colt's performance & insisted on the Sharp's rifle as promised. After 3 months in service, the Colts were withdrawn & replaced by the Sharps. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: US marked triangular socket type bayonet w/ scabbard & frog. Bayonet is brightly polished. US marked eagle Peace flask mfg. by Batty w/ 1851 date. Flask shows 1 lg. dent w/ several smaller dents. CONDITION: action & bbl. have faded gray appearance showing spots of light pitting on action w/ some scattered brown patina on bbl. Stock & forearm show numerous scratches, handling marks & sm. dents. Bore is generally bright retaining strong rifling. (01-19940/DS). ANTIQUE. $8,000-12,000.

Lot: 3219 - CIVIL WAR MODEL 1859 SHARPS SADDLE RING CARBINE.

Cal. 52. S# 48454. Bbl. 22". This is an honest complete example of among the most popular early war carbines. This example has heavy saddle wear on left side of buttstock showing lots of views, but taken care of. Standard configuration New Model 1859 Sharps carbine w/ iron patchbox, patent marked frame, “NEW MODEL 1859” stamped rear of Sharps/Lawrence adj. sight on 22” bbl. CONDITION: very good overall, complete & original. Metal is overall mottled gray patina w/ good markings on bbl., lock & frame, Sharp’s Rifle / MANUF’G CO / HARTFORD, CONN” discernible but weak. Stocks are well fit w/ hand worn patina, scattered small cosmetic blemishes. Mechanically fine w/ crisp rifled bore. (01-19918/JS). ANTIQUE. $2,000-2,500.

Lot: 3220 - RARE IDENTIFIED CIVIL WAR SHARPS CARBINE INSCRIBED

BY RICHARD BROWN, 17TH ILLINOIS CAVALRY. Cal. .52. S# C,9273. Standard New Model 1863 Sharps carbine. 22” bbl w/ 3 line Sharps address. Frame w/ correct stamped patent markings & nicely scratched on left side of frame “Richard Brown / co. a 17 / Ill Cav”. Richard Brown & this carbine listed by serial number are found in undated “Descriptive Company Roll” from National Archives (copy included). December 26, 1864 Richard was reported to have deserted at Weston, Missouri taking his carbine & accoutrements w/ him, owing the government $41.14. (copies of service records also accompany). UNATTACHED ACCESORIES: copy of “Descriptive Company Roll” from National Archives. CONDITION: good-very good overall. Name scratched into frame is all discernible. Front sight blade is replaced w/ cut copper nickel Indian head penny. Bbl. band is original Sharps but replacement. Metal cleaned & toned to smooth gray/brown patina w/ pitting. Stock refinished w/ discernible saddle wear & inspector cartouches, small inset repair left of tang & crack repair at wrist. Mechanics fine, good rifled bore. (01-20154/JS). ANTIQUE. $3,000-5,000.

Lot: 3221 - SHARPS NEW MODEL 1863 CARTRIDGE CONVERSION

CARBINE. Cal. 50-70. S# 89056. Bbl. 22" w/ pinned German silver blade front sight & Lawrence patent rear sight missing adj. slide & screw. Conversion action retaining Lawrence patent primer feed on lock plate. Left side has a saddle ring bar. Band fastened forearm & straight grip carbine stock w/ steel buttplate having rectangular lid patch box on right side. CONDITION: bbl. retains 80% dull faded reblued finish w/ weak markings. Action has traces of case colors in protected areas fading to gray/brown & showing spots of light pitting. Wood has worn finish showing dents & handling marks w/ chips at bottom rear edge of forearm & around lock plate & saddle ring bar. Bore shows heavy pitting w/ largely intact rifling. (01-20035/DS). ANTIQUE. $2,000-2,750.

Lot: 3222 - SHARPS 1863 NEW MODEL CONVERSION CARBINE.

Cal. 50-70. S# 75704. Bbl. 22" rnd. carbine style. Replacement pinned brass blade front sight & Lawrence patent rear sight. Action retains the Maynard primer feed mechanism w/ saddle ring & bar on left side. Band fastened walnut forearm & straight grip stock w/ steel buttplate. CONDITION: bbl. finish has faded to a dark patina showing handling marks. Action shows traces of case colors in protected areas of lock w/ balance fading to a mottled gray brown showing spots of light pitting. Wood has age darkened worn appearance w/ scratches, dents & marks. Bore retains intact rifling showing general light pitting. (01-19847/DS). CURIO. $1,500-2,500.

Lot: 3223 - SHARPS NEW MODEL 1863 MORRISON CUSTOM CARTRIDGE

CONVERSION RIFLE. Cal. 45-120. S# 44016. Bbl. 36" straight tapered heavy oct. measuring 1 1/16" across flats. Top flat of bbl. is marked "MORRISON / BANGOR MAINE". Bill Morrison (1921-2016) was a highly regarded Maine gunsmith. Bead post globe front sight w/ original Lawrence patent graduated leaf rear sight. Civil War conversion action w/ Maynard primer feed remaining on lock. Walnut stock w/ case colored buttplate & patch box. Left side of stock has 4 military cartouches. 2 Screw swivel on toeline, front swivel base is bbl. mounted. Custom schnabel tipped walnut forearm. CONDITION: bbl. retains 95% lightly faded blue. Action has gray appearance showing darkened corrosion w/ scattered light pitting. Stock has added finish over light wear & handling marks. Forearm has good custom finish. Bright near excellent. (01-20015/DS). ANTIQUE. $1,200-1,800.

Lot: 3224 - NEW MODEL 1863 SHARPS CARBINE CONVERTED TO 50-70.

Cal. 50-70. S# 82227. Bbl. 22" three groove fitted w/ Lawrence patent rear sight & German silver front sight in square block. 1863 Action has an integral priming system. Breech block is converted to central fire. Sharps 1852 patent markings are on lock along w/ Lawrence patent priming numbers. Walnut buttstock does not have inspection marks visible & measures 14" over crescent steel buttplate. Matching forend is held by one spring retained band. CONDITION: fair to good. Metal parts w/ old gray & brown patina. Wood w/ old refinish w/ many marks. Bore is good, somewhat pitted. Lock is operable. Priming system internals removed. (01-20055/MGM). ANTIQUE. $1,800-2,500.

Lot: 3225 - INDIAN WAR ERA CARTRIDGE CONVERSION NEW MODEL

SHARPS CARBINE. Cal. 50-70. S# C10189/46507. Bbl. 22". Officially designated Model 1868, made from Civil War model 1859 & 1863 components. This example has arsenal relined 3 groove bbl. from New Model 1859 & rest of components from New Model 1863. CONDITION: good to very good overall. Metal w/ old cleaning, mixed gray/brown patina w/ areas of pitting. Stocks refinished, ghost of one inspector’s cartouche still visible under saddle bar. Mechanically fine, clear rifled bore. (01-19454/JS). ANTIQUE. $1,200-1,500.

Lot: 3226 - SHARPS NEW MODEL CARTRIDGE CONVERSION SINGLE SHOT

SRC. Cal. 50-70. S# C,28693. Bbl. 22" carbine style. German silver blade front sight w/ Lawrence patent folding leaf rear sight. Action retains saddle ring & bar on left side. Lock plate retains base for Maynard primer feed, internal parts are removed. Top of receiver stamped w/ "9". Band fastened forearm & straight grip walnut stock w/ steel carbine buttplate. CONDITION: metal has gray coloration from touch up finish. Forearm shows heavy wear w/ lg. cracks & chips extending from action. Stock has dark worn appearance w/ cracks, chips & added wood repairs around action having filler & dents w/ tack hole at top of comb. Bore is generally bright w/ sound rifling. (01-20090/DS). ANTIQUE. $1,200-1,800.

Lot: 3227 - FINE CASED WHITWORTH RIFLE CO. SPORTING RIFLE.

Cal. 451. S# 765. The earliest Whitworth’s made did not have a letter prefix, so we can consider this example “A” series sporting rifle. This sporting rifle is iron mounted w/a horn nose cap. The lock is marked “WHITWORTH”. The bottom of the bbl. Has 52 bore Birmingham proofs & S# “765”. The wrist & forearm are finely checkered. Iron, sporting guard w/ round patch box is intricately engraved. The bbl. has Rigby flats. The front sight is a fixed dovetail; the rear sight is a combination express 2 leaf & ladder. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: English mahogany case, green baize lined & compartmentalized for the powder flask, screw drivers, bullet starters, worms, cleaning brushes, quick release sling swivel, oil bottle, cap tin & patch tin. A handwritten tag attached to key inside the case reads as follows: “This case contained a Whitworth Single Barrel Sporting Rifle, formally the property of the late Lord Leconfield”. Inside top of case has Whitworth Rifle co. paper label. Case is sound w/ rnd. Uninscribed brass plaque. Accessories are very good. Flask spring is a bit sticky & leather cover is dried & unsewn w/ reductions on one side. The Whitworth Company made & provided to the Confederacy a superb & deadly sharpshooter’s rifle. CONDITION: very good to fine overall. Traces of finish, bbl. Overall has been cleaned w/ gray patina. Trigger guard has replaced rear screw w/ pitting. Stock is sound w/ about 1” repair at toe. Nose cap appears restored from black resin. Mechanically fine w/ single set trigger & safety. Hexagonal bore well defined w/ pitting. PROVENANCE: Atlanta History Center 2005. (01-20160). ANTIQUE. $7,000-10,000.

Lot: 3228 - CASED BILLINGHURST HEAVY BARREL UNDER HAMMER

PERCUSSION MATCH RIFLE WITH TELESCOPIC SIGHT. Cal. 52. NSN. Bbl. 28" heavy 15 lb. oct. to rnd., 1 1/2" diameter w/ 1.125" false muzzle attached w/ 4 long pins & folding latch which attaches to raised pins on bbl., brass, steel plunger starter & heavy brass collar for false muzzle. Bbl. marked on top flat “W. BILLINGHURST ROCHESTER”, 31" unmarked blued steel telescopic sight w/ crosshairs, attached by adj. turret elevation mt. rear of tang. Under hammer lock cleverly utilizes trigger bow as mainspring. Varnished stock, checkered wrist, crescent shaped steel buttplate. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: compartmented contemporary casing includes 3 cleaning/loading rods, cap tin & other accessories. Also included in casing are 2 old advertising photographs of target shot w/ 100 consecutive rds. by marksman BF Green & a photograph most likely of Green. William Billinghurst (1807-1880) was renowned inventor & rifle manufacturer & his name is found on several patented arms of the 19th century. Large framed photograph of previous auction catalog entry of this rifle w/ blowups of the 2 enclosed photographs. CONDITION: good to very good overall, bbl. has overall plum patina w/ traces of thin blue, scope retains about 80% of its bright blue finish w/ light pitting on bottom. Bbl. markings partially obscured by 3 drilled holes for earlier sighting system, there is also empty dovetail slot near muzzle for earlier sight. Optics appear fine, protective cap retained opposite eyepiece. Wrist has 2 hairline cracks, one professionally glued repaired on left side through checkering, otherwise stock is very good retaining much of its original varnish finish w/ scattered cosmetic blemishes especially on right side where it rubbed in case. Casing solid w/ functional key, soiled & worn compartments, components are good. Mechanics are fine, crisp rifled bore. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19810/JS). ANTIQUE. $2,000-3,000.

Lot: 3229 - HISTORIC AMERICAN COLONIAL MILITARY FOWLER OF

MARVEN BECKWITH WHO FOUGHT AT BUNKER HILL. Cal. 70. NSN. Bbl. 41 1/2". This musket is in remarkable condition, after seeing both French & Indian and Revolutionary Wars. This military fowler is pictured & described in 2005 text by Tom Grinslade “Flintlock Fowlers; The First Guns Made in America”. This fowler was assembled in America circa 1740 from circa 1720 fur trade era

Lot: 3230 - EXCEPTIONALLY FINE EXAMPLE OF 1780-1783

CONTINENTAL GOVERNMENT PHILADELPHIA PRODUCTION FLINTLOCK MUSKET WITH "SP" MARKS. MOST LIKELY ONE OF THE FIRST PRIMARY US MARTIAL ARMS. Cal. 71. NSN. Charles W. Thayer in a University of Pennsylvania research paper titled "US GOVERNMENT MADE MUSKETS OF THE REVOLUTION, 1780-1783" describes 4 muskets similar to this well preserved piece. On page 14, he relates "Ebenezer Cowell invoiced the state of

Lot: 3231 - AMERICAN STOCKED MILITARY STYLE FLINTLOCK MUSKET.

Cal. about 71. NSN. Bbl. 46" rnd. w/ oct. shank. Left flat has a partially discernable proof mark. Lock plate has partially visible markings that appearance "S.P / G * N". S Curved sideplate & iron trigger guard w/ rounded ends. Lock & fittings characteristics indicate that it may be of French origin. Early lock w/ unreinforced cock indicate 18th Century mfg. Full length restocked of American curly maple having a single iron band forward of action w/ a sheet metal brass band at muzzle. Trim style of the stock indicates that it may have been in use during the time period of the War of 1812. Button tipped iron ramrod held by 1 brass pipe & 1 replacement iron pipe. CONDITION: metal has a dark patina appearance w/ scattered pitting. Stock shows wear & handling marks. w/ cracks around buttplate, lock & side plate areas. Touch hole is opened. Lock & trigger are not functioning. Dark pitted bore. (01-20028/DS). ANTIQUE. $2,000-3,000.

Lot: 3232 - GOOD COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA 1797 MUSKET BY

OWEN EVANS. Cal. 72. NSN. Owen Evans of Evansburg had a contract for 1,000 muskets. Bbl. 44" w/ Liberty cap "P" proof & lightly struck "CP" on breech end is also stamped "Pa" & w/ remnants of other regimental marking along top. Lock w/ Chamfered & shaped plate features usual reinforced cock, faceted integral pan, bridled frizzen & feather spring w/ bulbous finial & teat. Stock w/ deeply fluted comb has Charleville style iron mts. & has 3 spring retained bbl. bands. Sling loops are present along w/ what appears to be original iron ramrod w/ trumpet head. CONDITION: fine as refinished many years ago. All metal parts w/ dark brown smooth patina. Stock w/ old varnish or lacquer finish which shows considerable crazing & attic burn. Stock is sound w/ some old marks around lock & some shrinkage cracks at butt. Bbl. channel is good w/ 1 thin 5" piece missing on right side & some associated cracks. Lock is operable. Pitted bore. An attractive example of this important American military musket. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19777/MGM). ANTIQUE. $2,000-3,000.

Lot: 3233 - REGIMENTALLY MARKED COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA

MUSKET BY EVANS. Cal. 69. NSN. Owen Evans was granted a contract for 1,000 muskets. This example dates to after 1799 as the 43 3/4" bbl. has deeply struck eagle head & "P" proof at rear. "CP" is stamped at rear in front of tang. Lock in original flint configuration features reinforced cock, slightly faceted integral pan, bridled frizzen & feather spring w/ squashed ovate finial w/ teat. "EVANS" is stamped vertically behind cock along w/ "CP". Stock w/ deeply fluted comb is of Charleville style & stamped "50.REGt-No.19" on right side of comb. Left side is carved "D.Oldenberg" "May 1 1800" (further research would be interesting). Stock attaches to bbl. w/ 3 spring retained bands. Sling loops are present as is old steel ramrod w/ trumpet head. CONDITION: metal parts heavily cleaned to pewter highlights w/ overall pinprick pitting. Lock cleaned, but somewhat smoother. Internals are quite good. Stock has old surfaces removed & reoiled, markings slightly softened. There are repairs either side of bbl. tang. Bbl. channel w/ some minor losses mostly on left side. Lock is very good to fine, relatively crisp. Pitted bore. Known examples by Evans are quite scarce. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19705/MGM). ANTIQUE. $2,000-3,000.

Lot: 3234 - COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA EARLY CONTRACT

FLINTLOCK MUSKET BY MILES. Cal. 69. NSN. John Miles of Philadelphia was issued 2 contracts of 2,000 muskets each in 1798 & 1800. This musket from the first contract has Liberty Cap proof on rear portion of 44" bbl. 1768 Charleville pattern lock w/ reinforced cock, rounded pan, bridled frizzen & feather spring w/ sm. finial marked "MILES" & "CP" at rear. Charleville pattern stock which attaches to stock w/ spring retained bands has initials "AT" carved on left side of butt. No sling loops are present. Button head ramrod appears original. CONDITION: good, original flintlock. Iron parts are dark chocolate brown patina. There is evidence of a rear sight being removed from bbl. Tang & rear part of bbl. show distortion from breech plug removal. There are 2 extra holes in front of lockplate. Stock is sound & retains most of its old, possibly original, finish w/ hand worn patina. Bbl. channel is good w/ no noted repairs. Mechanically good. Pitted bore. A good example of this early Federal period musket. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19702/MGM). ANTIQUE. $2,000-4,000.

Lot: 3235 - US SURCHARGED FRENCH MUSKET BY MAUBERGE.

Cal. 72. NSN. Bbl. 44 3/4", stamped "V" at rear & has filed in sighting groove. Lock which appears original flint has Mauberge markings in front of reinforced cock & "US" mark on tail. Lock also features inset faceted pan, bridled frizzen & feather spring w/ bulbous finial & teat. Walnut stock has fluted comb & attaches to bbl. w/ spring retained bands. All furniture is iron w/ usual Model 1768 shaping. Letter "V" is also stamped on side panel of stock, trigger plate, trigger guard & all 3 bbl. bands. Hand carved initials "WxV" are on left side of butt & the letters "IP" (Continental Army Inspector Joseph Perkins ?) & "ON" (?) are stamped on right. CONDITION: fair to good. Metal parts mostly brown patina over scattered pitting. Bbl. appears to be in original flint configuration w/ touch hole bushed. Lock also appears to be original flint & mates correctly w/ bbl. Stock w/ old refinish has some subsequent hand worn patina. Markings are fairly clear. Sling loops are missing. Steel ramrod w/ trumpet head appears original. There is some loss to wood of bbl. channel towards muzzle on both sides. Lock mortise shows considerable wear. Pitted bore. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19679/MGM). ANTIQUE. $1,500-3,000.

Lot: 3236 - "CUMBERLAND, M" (ARYLAND) SURCHARGED BROWN BESS

MUSKET RECONVERTED FROM PERCUSSION. Cal. 80. NSN. Bbl. 42 1/4" has London proof marks at breech end. Tower marked lock has crowned "GR" & broad arrow in front of serpentine cock. Lockplate is slightly arched & rounded. Frizzen is bridled & feather spring has flame finial. Stock appears to be made of beech wood & features "hand rail" grip & comb & pronounced palm swell, extends to w/in 4 1/2" from muzzle & is pinned to bbl. Right side of comb is deeply branded "CUMBERLAND M" & "CLXVII" (Rack number or date ?). Brass furniture is typically Short Land pattern. Sling loops are present. CONDITION: good as restored. Bbl. w/ old cleaning has deep vice marks from attempted removal of breech plug, tang distorted. Touch hole w/ evidence of reconversion from drum & nipple. Lock reconverted using old parts & has pleasing appearance. Stock has glossy varnish finish over many black epoxy repairs mostly along bbl. & ramrod channels. Furniture shows cleaning & is nicely toned back. Old trumpet tipped ramrod is present. Pitted bore. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19741/MGM). ANTIQUE. $1,500-2,500.

Lot: 3237 - ASSEMBLED AMERICAN MILITIA MUSKET WITH "NEW

JERSEY" MARKED BUTTPLATE RECONVERTED FROM PERCUSSION. Cal. 76. NSN. Bbl. 43 1/8" unmarked except for "RN - 10?" stamped on tang. Lock engraved w/ "CORBAV - A'MASTRICHT" has arched rounded plate, inset pan, bridled frizzen & feather spring w/ bulbous 2 stage finial. Serpentine cock is replacement. Stock appears to be of cherry, extends to muzzle & is pinned to bbl. Furniture is of brass w/ buttplate engraved "NEW JERSEY" on top tang. Trigger guard is also marked "R*N 17". Sling loops are present. & wooden ramrod is held by unflared beaded pipes. CONDITION: bbl. retaining nearly all dark brown patina reconverted from drum & nipple. Lock also reconverted using old parts. Stock retains lg. amount of what appears to be its original finish w/ number of marks & scratches. Brass has been cleaned & now bright gold. Pitted bore. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19729/MGM). ANTIQUE. $1,500-2,500.

Lot: 3238 - REGIMENTALLY MARKED COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA

1797 FLINTLOCK MUSKET BY MILES. Cal. 69. NSN. Most likely made during the first contract issued to John Miles for 2,000 muskets. Bbl. 43 7/8", stamped w/ Liberty cap over "P" (Pre 1799 proof) & another single "P" proof along w/ stamped "P". Original flintlock w/ reinforced cock, integral pan, bridled frizzen & feather spring w/ spear finial stamped "MILES" & "CP" at tail. Stock is iron mounted in Charleville style & attaches to bbl. w/ 3 spring retained bands. Right side of butt is branded "SP.6 7th REG". Sling loops are present along w/ a trumpet tipped ramrod. CONDITION: metal parts cleaned to silver highlights w/ brown & black pitting. Stock w/ old refinish & a number of cracks through lock & rear bbl. area, which show old repairs. Wood along bbl. channel quite good. w/ 1 old ding on right side. Lock is operable. Pitted bore. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19778/MGM). ANTIQUE. $1,500-2,000.

Lot: 3239 - COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA BRASS MOUNTED

FLINTLOCK MUSKET. Cal. 72. NSN. Bbl. 42 5/8", has sighting groove filed into breech & tang. "CP" marked lock, most likely by Peter Brong ("PB" stamped on interior); appears to be in original flint. Walnut stock is unmarked, brass mounted & attaches to bbl. w/ 3 driven on bands. CONDITION: bbl. relatively smooth dark brown patina. Lock w/ some cleaning. Stock w/ old refinish & repairs either side of bbl. tang & at bottom of lock mortise. Brass cleaned long ago, now toned to mustard. Lock is operable. Bore pitted. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19805/JS). ANTIQUE. $1,200-1,500.

Lot: 3240 - COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA MUSKET BY MILES WITH

MULTIPLE "I.RARF" STAMPS. Cal. 71. NSN. Bbl. 42", w/ indecipherable proof at rear & regimental markings on top. Lock w/ Chamferd plate, reinforced cock, rounded integral pan, bridled frizzen & feather spring w/ thin spear finial stamped "MILES" & "CP" on tail. Stock w/ Model 1795 style iron furniture attaches to bbl. w/ 3 spring retained bands. Brand "I.RARF" appears 3 times on butt & the initials "J.C" appear twice. Carved initials "W, M" are on left side. Sling swivels are present along w/ repro. ramrod. CONDITION: metal parts w/ old cleaning, bbl. darkened back. It appears that touch hole has been bushed. Lock has had some welding work done on pan possibly to improve seal w/ juncture at bbl. Frizzen appears to be original (pivot screw reworked). Cock & feather spring have correct appearance & may be original. Stock has very dark rubbed in finish over surfaces. Minor cracks around bbl. tang & at buttplate. Bbl. channel w/ some repairs & minor losses. Lock is operable. Rusty bore. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19742/MGM). ANTIQUE. $1,200-1,500.

Lot: 3241 - “JOHN DARBY” FRENCH & INDIAN WAR POLYCHROME NEW

YORK MAP HORN. This exact horn is pictured in John Dumont’s American Engraved Powder Horns, 1978. 12” overall. This professionally carved horn has superior artistic detail and addition of colors & fine surface make this a remarkable piece of historic art. The central panel of shield: “JOHN / DARBY /LIEUt COL / AD 1762” above a panoply of arms, British flags, lion. New York City is shown w/ ships in the harbor w/ British flags, all the normal cities along the rivers, Albany, Schenectady and Half Moon Tavern, and the various forts, many with interesting dialectic spellings. A large British coat of arms is topped with a vignette of London with ribbon reading “BRITANIA”. “Carrick” signed at the top is thought to be name of the professional carver of this horn. John Darby was a career British officer like his father & his son. He entered service with the 17th Regiment of Foot as a Captain in November of 1748. He became Major to the regiment in 1756 landing in Halifax with Col. John Forbes. He became Lieutenant Colonel in 1759, retiring in 1775. John Darby thus commanded the regiment for much of the Seven Years War, Pontiac’s Rebellion, and for its peacetime postings until the eve of the American Revolution. His father, John Darby, had served the Duke of Marlborough for over 36 years retiring as a Major. His son, William John Darby, also a career military officer who served throughout the Revolutionary War, was captured at Cowpens, later exchanged & returned to England in 1783. REFERENCE: pictured page 55, plate 72 John Dumont, America Engraved Powder Horns, 1978. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: scan copy of book excerpt. CONDITION: very good overall as cleaned, good discernible scrimshaw with faded colors, few small insect holes, retains lanyard holes in lobed extension. Plug has old age crack. PROVENANCE: Ex-Wester A. White Collection; Ex-Donald Handrick Collection. From the Collection of John "Tim" Breth Jr. (02-13786/JS). $4,000-6,000.

Lot: 3242 - PAIR OF BEAUTIFULLY CARVED HISTORIC MAINE POWDER

HORNS OF CALEB HOBART. Caleb Hobart (1744-1837) Revolutionary War soldier who carved these 2 horns in 1816 & 1817 based on inscriptions. Larger horn 12.5" inscribed “CALEB HOBART AGE 73” “B. 1744” “1817”, the other 9” carved “CALEB HOBART” MARCH 4 1816”. Both horns also have additional Hobart family names. Horns have been well preserved in the Skowhegan family w/ no defects & beautiful surfaces. Horns are similarly decorated in full coverage w/ whimsical faces, pinwheels, trees, repeated half circles each w/ different design. These are truly fine pieces of American folk art from the early 19th century. CONDITION: very good to fine overall, both horns have smooth well patinaed surfaces, the smaller of golden honey color. Both have wood plugs, one plug is broken. (02-15645/JS). $2,000-2,500.

Lot: 3243 - ATTRACTIVE 19TH CENTURY CARVED POLYCHROME POWDER

HORN W/ RARE EARLY STEAM LOCOMOTIVE DECORATION. 9-3/4" Overall. This is a well constructed hunting horn w/ 2 piece metal base w/ attached sling eyelet, brass adjustable spout. Body of horn is covered w/ well executed figures of distinctive buildings, one flying flag, gentleman hunter wearing top hat w/ rifle, thistles surrounding incised heart w/ red wax, flowers & berries still retaining some red highlights. A small rowboat w/ 2 figures is dwarfed by 3 carved sailing ships. Opposite side of horn running nearly the entire length is a rendition of early steam engine w/ coal car, engineer & 5 more cars pulling into a train station. This is a beautiful piece of folk art w/ unusual theme. We have never seen another engraved horn depicting a locomotive. CONDITION: very good overall, smooth patina, good detail, minor reductions. (02-15949). $800-1,200.

Lot: 3244 - PAIR OF INTERESTING CARVED CIRCA 1800 POWDER

HORNS. 1) 8", “DANIEL PRATT / 1804” nicely carved w/ crosshatch lettering & 2” Federal eagle w/ arrows & olive branch. CONDITION: very good, fine honey colored surface retaining carved wood plug. 2) 10 1/2". Most of horn’s surface carved in whimsical relief & incised geometric & floral motifs w/ a couple folky animals. CONDITION: good overall, inside of curvature where worn against body is smooth & void of design showing long use, chipped spout, weathered base. (02-15424/JS). $800-1,200.

Lot: 3245 - 2 FRENCH & INDIAN WAR CARVED HORNS.

1) 17", 8" Long raised panel w/ notched edges “HIS / HORN CARVED AT CROWN POINT NOV 3 1762”, unfortunately the name has been removed & only portions of name letters can be seen. Good overall w/ chips at plug, the original sling swivel is retained by an old iron screwed in eyelet, one sm. insect hole. 2) 16" Elegant carved ringed spout, wood plug has carved initials & date “RA / 1757”. Horn body has a commemorative inscription carved “ROBERT AVERY HIS HORN 1757 / STONINGTON CONN / Sept 8 To May 17th 1776”. Good overall, well patinated chip on edge of plug. (02-15499-3/JS). $700-900.

Lot: 3246 - 1775 DATED REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA POWDER HORN.

A wonderful, authentic Revolutionary War era horn engraved w/ 2 schooners, 1 of which appears to be under full sail. The horn bears the words "ISAAC BARNS HIS HORN MADE AT SANT JOHNS NVEMBER THE 5, 1775" w/ the initials, “AW” near the spout. Horn measures 11 1/4" overall & has an early square nail in the center of the end cap. The spout is well turned & properly tapered. Sant Johns likely refers to the Battle of Ft. St. Johns (Jean) which took place in Quebec during 1775. General Philip Schuyler led a force of 1,000 men from Fort Ticonderoga & laid siege to St. John in Quebec. The siege ended on November 2nd. This horn is dated November 5th & was likely done in Barns' spare time after the siege ended. CONDITION: unquestionably original engraving. Horn shows light wear overall w/ a sm. hole near the butt cap. (02-15682/BF). $600-900.

Lot: 3247 - LARGE POLYCHROME CARVED HORN WITH EAGLE AND

PANOPLY OF ARMS. 17" Overall, “COMMENCED 1817 / FINISHED 1862 / E B LORD” carved on a scroll surrounded by floral wreath is one panel, the other is about 5" spread wing eagle holding shield in its talons above crossed cannon & 6 furled American flags. CONDITION: good overall, surface & decoration is dark, soiled w/ sm. splatters of paint. (02-15499-1/JS). $600-800.

Lot: 3248 - EARLY STYLE AMERICAN POSSIBLES BAG WITH ATTACHED

POWDER HORN AND ACCESSORIES. Solid apparently original rig w/ split leather over the shoulder strap attaching the horn & bag w/ powder measure, made from about 2" silver cyl. plug, pinned w/ a well patinated animal tooth. Attached w/ rawhide cord to straps, along w/ vent pick as well as brush. CONDITION: very good overall, sound & supple, will display nicely. Horn retains carved wood plug. Leather still retains portions of animal hair. Leather has mildew. (02-14757/JS). $600-900.

Lot: 3249 - 19TH CENTURY HUNTING BAG W/ ATTACHED HORN & PATCH

KNIFE. 7 x 6" Black leather bag, thin bridle leather strap reattached w/ rawhide for continued use. 9" Horn is spuriously carved w/ Albany to Syracuse map & dated 1814, well patinaed small wood stopper. 10.5" Well used patch knife shows its age w/ well patinaed carved pinned wood grip. Sheath is sewn directly in bag on back. There is about 2” carved wood measure attached w/ thin rawhide thong. CONDITION: fair overall. Strap has weak area at top where hung; bag is complete w/ several tears, is dry & overall hard but front flap is supple. Horn is good & still attached by one original thong on plug. (02-15501/JS). $600-800.

Lot: 3250 - 19TH CENTURY HUNTING BAG W/ ATTACHED HORN.

9 x 7” Diagonal crosshatched decorated black leather bag. Bridle leather strap. Horn was once attached by torn leather thongs. Brass measure attached w/ small brass chain. 9” Well patinaed horn has 3/4” high wood plug & original wood stopper. Bag contains handful of lead shot & old rawhide cord. CONDITION: fair-good. Bag & strap sound, thongs that originally attached horn are broken but partially intact & could be restored. Horn is good. (02-15500/JS). $600-800.

Lot: 3251 - ATTRACTIVE BROWN LEATHER TOOLED 19TH CENTURY

HUNTING BAG W/ ATTACHED HORN. 10.5 x 8.5” Tooled brown leather pouch w/ tooled brown leather strap. Horn once attached by wide leather thongs, intact but broken. A smaller pair of thongs once attached a carved bone measure & a brass measure, which are both loose now. 15” Horn has high carved plug attached by brass tacks. Carved spout retains its original wood stopper. CONDITION: fair-good. Leather thongs that attached horn & measures are partially intact & could be restored. The over the shoulder strap is weak & dry at top where it was obviously hung for long time from a nail or a peg. A piece of reinforcing leather glued on the inside to support. Otherwise, bag & strap are supple, have good brown color w/ scuffing, chipping. (02-15502/JS). $600-800.

Lot: 3252 - EARLY POWDER HORN DATED 1792.

A fine example of an original 18th century powder horn measuring 13" in length. Original plain base cap w/ interesting pewter covered spout. Period engraving features a stylized alligator w/ a running Indian. Engraving further includes, “MADE DECMR 1792”, “MALLINCLARD PORTER RICE + 1829 T P TULE 1854”. Other areas of the horn are covered w/ stylized foliate engraving & a hunter shooting what appears to be a turkey. This horn was clearly used over several generations & has a wonderful patina. CONDITION: the horn has a crescent shaped crack approx. 1 1/2" in diameter that appears to have been repaired w/ hide glue likely in the early 19th century. There is some loss of lamination near the butt. (02-15484/BF). $500-800.

Lot: 3253 - REVOLUTIONARY WAR TO 1812 TURNED CANTEEN & CARVED

POWDER HORN. 1) CANTEEEN. A turned wood canteen measuring 8 1/4" in height & approx. 5 1/2" in diameter. Canteen is turned w/ 5 bands above & below the bung. Ends are single piece wood construction. There are 2 holes on either end even w/ the bung which facilitated use of a carrying strap. Canteen has substantial original early Spanish brown paint intact. CONDITION: canteen shows wear from field use but no major damage. 2) HORN. An interesting early carved powder horn sometimes referred to as a Resurrection horn. Horn measures approx. 9" in length & has a heptagonally faceted spout w/ a turned band approx. 1" up from the spout. The engraving appears to depict a preacher gesturing towards the heavens w/ a bare breasted female emerging from her hiding place w/ another nude female standing w/ a cloak behind. A third, bare breasted female wearing a dress appears to ascend towards the heavens. An interesting motif to say the least. CONDITION: horn shows light wear overall w/ no notable damage or areas of heavy wear. (02-15681/BF). $500-700.

Lot: 3254 - 1826 TANSEL STYLE CARVED POWDER HORN.

Horn measures approx. 12" in length. A scarce & extremely desirable Tansel style carved horn w/ the initials “WM*MR” & the date “1826” engraved on the side. After migrating from Virginia, Francis Tansel began carving horns in Kentucky as early as 1790. Tansel horns are known to have also been carved in Ohio & Indiana, primarily by the sons of Francis who were named John, Stark & Timothy. Other carvings on the horn include a wonderful folky American eagle grasping a branch bearing heart shaped leaves. There is also a medallion w/ what appears to be a mountain lion engraved inside the circle. The lg. wooden plug has a forged iron staple in the end. This early horn is done in the style of Tansel but may not have been carved by Francis or one of his sons. CONDITION: there is chipping & some minor losses at the edge of the plug. There appears to be fire damage extending 6" up from the tip on 1 side of the horn. There is cracking & minor losses as a result of the fire damage. Despite the damage, the engravings remain quite clear & their quaintness is easily enjoyed. (02-15505/BF). $300-500.

Lot: 3255 - 3 CARVED HORNS IN 18TH CENTURY STYLE.

1) 16", “IOSEPH PLUMBn’S HORN MADE AT WEST / POINT August 3 AD 1778”, several mottos carved along w/ ships, horse, marching troops, animals & more. CONDITION: good overall. 2) 17" “IOHN HATCH HIS HORN MADE AT CROWN / POINT JULY Ye 4th 1766” “TAKE NOT THIS / HORN FOR FEAR OF SHAME FOR ON IT / STANDS THE OWNERS NAME”, also carved are couple ships, forts & building. CONDITION: very good overall, several lg. insect holes and erosion at spout. 3) 12", “MELATIAH LOTHROP / HIS HORN / 13TH REGt. N.Y. MILITIA”, carved w/ British seal & map of the Hudson River & tributaries w/ named forts & towns. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: copy of insurance appraisal document, listing these horns as insured in 1962. CONDITION: good overall.(02-15499-4/JS). $700-900.

Lot: 3256 - 3 POWDER HORNS.

1) EARLY POWDER HORN WITH LATER ENGRAVING. An example of a late 18th or early 19th century powder horn measuring 11 3/4" in length. The base plug has a wood screw imbedded in the face. This horn is engraved w/ the words, “THOMAS CHARLESWORTH HIS HORN 1783”, along w/ a flower, a pierced heart w/ the initials “MB” & vine like motifs. All of the engraving was likely added in the 20th century. Because this horn was engraved later, we must consider this a reproduction. CONDITION: the horn shows light wear overall w/ heavier wear on the butt. (02-15482/BF). 2) REPRODUCTION POWDER HORN. An example of a 20th century powder horn utilizing an early 19th century motif. Horn measures approx. 10 3/4" in length. The base plug has the carved initials, “DC” & “PH”. This horn has engravings of a 2 masted sailing ship, a deer, a hunter w/ gun, a campfire & the words, “TUNBRIDGE 28 1801 STEAL NOT THIS HORN MY ONE ST FRIEND FOR FEAR THE GALLA 88 PROVE YOUR END”. Horn has a leather suspension strap & measuring horn attached. CONDITION: the horn shows light wear overall. (02-15483/BF). 3) EARLY POWDER HORN WITH LATER ENGRAVING. A nice example of a late 18th or early 19th century powder horn measuring 13 1/4" in length. The base plug has a screw in finial in the center for ease of filling. This horn has engravings of the British arms, a New York town scene, a partial map, fish, the name “R. NATHAN” & the date “1797”. All of the engraving was likely added in the 20th century. Because this horn was engraved later, we must consider this a reproduction. CONDITION: the horn shows light to moderate wear overall w/ a crack near the spout & a few sm. cracks at the base. The screw in finial at the base plug operates well & fits tightly. (02-15485/BF). $550-1,000.

Lot: 3257 - GROUP OF FOUR 18TH/19TH CENTURY POWDER HORNS.

1) 9", “1818/ FEBUARY THE 14”, “IA”, geometric design & 3 animals. CONDITION: fair to good overall. 2) 14", Scalloped lip along wood plug retained by brass tacks, lg. brass engraved sling hook, carved over about 60% of surface w/ a series of initials & mostly geometric designs, relief carved spout w/ original wood stopper. CONDITION: good overall condition & surface 3) 6.5" Flat shaped horn w/ lozenge shaped plug, tapered carved octagonal spout w/ original wood stopper. CONDITION: good overall condition w/ cracking & chip at sharp edges at base. 4) 12", Whimsical scroll & punch dot designs, notched edge, carved spout. CONDITION: good overall, cleaned surface. (02-15499-2/JS). $600-800.

Lot: 3258 - LARGE GROUP OF CARVED POWDER HORNS IN 18TH CENTURY

STYLE. This lot contains 14 carved horns w/ Revolutionary War & French & Indian War motifs, names & dates, none appear original. In addition, there is a carved scoop made from horn, plain uncarved powder horn, two 19th century shot bags & an original 14" powder keg w/ screwed in wood plug stenciled “FF”. Horns range in size from 6" to one massive 30". 19 Items total. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: copy of partial appraisal from 1962 of many of these horns & photographs of a couple. CONDITION: fair to good overall. (02-15499-5/JS). $700-900.

Lot: 3259 - 5 AUTOGRAPHS FROM SIGNERS OF THE DECLARATION OF

INDEPENDENCE & 1 SIGNER OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES. This fine group of early autographs includes the following signatures. 1) BENJAMIN HARRISON, 1726-1791. A signed 5 line note by Harrison who was a signer & former Governor of Virginia. His famous family plantation was named “Berkeley”. Harrison attended William & Mary College & served the State of Virginia in various capacities until his death. 2) ROBERT TREAT PAINE, 1731-1814. A signed 3 line note by Paine who was a signer & a member of the First Continental Congress. He was from Massachusetts & was in charge of the mfg. of gun powder during the Revolutionary War. He attended Harvard & was very active in Massachusetts politics. He served on the Supreme Court of Massachusetts from 1790-1804 when he retired because of extreme deafness. 3) JOHN MORTON, 1724-1777. An 18 pence note signed by Morton who was a signer & served for several years in the Colonial Assembly of Pennsylvania. He has only 3 months of formal schooling & received condemnation from many people of his home state because of his support of independence. He died in April of 1777, 9 months after signing the Declaration. 4) JOHN HART, 1711-1779. A 1 shilling 6 pence note autographed by Hart who was a signer & served in the Colonial Assembly of New Jersey. He was a member of the New Jersey Committee of Safety & served in the Provincial Congress of New Jersey. He was elected Speaker of New Jersey’s first General Assembly. 5) SAMUEL HUNTINGTON, 1731-1796. A pay voucher dated 1777 from Huntington who was a signer & president of the Continental Congress. This may be a secretary signed document. Huntington was apprenticed as a cooper before he began studying law. He was elected to the Colonial Assembly & was the King’s attorney for Connecticut for 9 years. He was appointed to the Superior Court of Connecticut & served as its chief justice. Huntington also served as Governor of the State of Connecticut. 6) RUFUS KING, 1755-1827. A 1 page letter signed by King, a native of Scarborough, Maine who signed the Constitution of the United States. He graduated from Harvard in 1777 & served as an aid to General Glover & General Sullivan during the Revolutionary War. He helped draft the Constitution of the United States & served as a senator from New York. In 1796, King was appointed Minister to Great Britain. King served the fledgling nation in many capacities during his career. Included w/ this signature is an early lithograph of King w/ a facsimile signature. CONDITION: all notes are quite legible & reasonably undamaged w/ clear signatures & solid paper. The 2 pieces of currency show some wear but signatures are clear. The letter from King is exceptionally nice w/ clear bold writing & no notable imperfections. (02-15491/BF). $2,000-3,000.

Lot: 3260 - 3 RARE SIMEON NORTH M1819 HALL RIFLE BAYONETS & 3

OTHERS. 1) HALL BY SIMEON NORTH. Overall length: 18 7/8". A finely finished example of a Hall rifle bayonet by Simeon North. The flat of the blade is heavily stamped, “US / SN”. It is believed that only the first 100 bayonets produced by North received this marking (Reilly, pg. 55 & figure 76F). CONDITION: bayonet shows a dark overall patina w/ no notable pitting. 2) HALL BY SIMEON NORTH. Overall length: 18 7/8". A crudely finished example of a Hall rifle bayonet by Simeon North. Flat of blade is heavily stamped, “US / SN”. It is believed that only the first 100 bayonets produced by North received this marking (Reilly, pg. 55 & figure 76F). Bayonet exhibits crude finishing details at the elbow muzzle joint & near the bridge. The flat of the blade on this example has an old, white painted mark that reads, “REBEL”. CONDITION: bayonet shows a dark overall patina w/ slightly heavier oxidation in scattered spots. 3) HALL BY SIMEON NORTH. Overall length: 18 7/8". A very crudely finished example of a Hall rifle bayonet by Simeon North. Flat of blade is heavily stamped, “US / SN”. It is believed that only the first 100 bayonets produced by North received this marking (Reilly, pg. 55 & figure 76F). Bayonet exhibits nearly unfinished details at the elbow muzzle joint & the bridge appears unfinished. CONDITION: bayonet shows a dark overall patina w/ slightly heavier oxidation in scattered spots & some light pitting. 4) CIVIL WAR. Overall length: 21 1/4". A classic M1855 Civil War bayonet marked, “US” on the blade shoulder. Locking ring intact. CONDITION: bayonet shows overall light oxidation. 5) CADET. Overall length: 17 1/2". A US M1841 cadet bayonet marked “US” on the blade shoulder. CONDITION: dark overall patina w/ scattered heavier oxidation. 6) POST CIVIL WAR. Overall length: 19 1/2". A post Civil War socket bayonet likely for a trap door rifle. CONDITION: dark patina overall w/ scattered heavier oxidation. (02-15714/BF). $1,000-1,500.

Lot: 3261 - 7 FINE REVOLUTIONARY WAR TO 1816 ERA SOCKET

BAYONETS. 1) REVOLUTIONARY WAR. Overall length: 19 7/8". Blade length: 15 1/4". A superb example of an early American made socket bayonet from the Revolutionary War or before. Exceptionally lg. socket measuring 3" in length & lap seamed near the top. The width of the blade at the elbow is 1 1/4". Crude hand forging is apparent throughout. CONDITION: bayonet is very solid for its age w/ no major defects. 2) REVOLUTIONARY WAR. Overall length: 16 5/8". Blade length: 13 1/2". A fine example of an American made socket bayonet from the Revolutionary War or a few years before. Socket measures 2 7/8" in length. The blade has an elliptical shank at the end of the neck that is soldered to the socket. The width of the blade at the elbow is slightly over 7/8 of an inch. Hand forging is apparent throughout. CONDITION: bayonet has a dark patina but shows no major defects. 3) REVOLUTIONARY WAR. Overall length: 15 15/16". Blade length: 12 1/2". An American made Revolutionary War era to 1795 socket bayonet. Socket measures 2 3/4" in length. There is an 8 pointed mullet stamped on the face of the blade. The width of the blade at the elbow is 1 1/16". Hand forging is apparent but more refined. CONDITION: blade has a dark overall patina & has a slight bend upward to the blade. 4) REVOLUTIONARY WAR. Overall length: 17". Blade length: 13 1/2". An American made copy of a Brown Bess bayonet from the Revolutionary War period. Socket measures 2 3/4" in length. The width of the blade at the elbow is 1 1 1/6". Hand forging is apparent on the socket w/ early file marks visible on the flat of the blade. CONDITION: bayonet has a medium gray to dark patina & is exceptionally solid. 5) REVOLUTIONARY WAR. Overall length: 14 1/8". Blade length: 11 1/2". The bayonet socket is 2 1/4" in length & is cut at a slight angle at the end of the socket. There is a stamp in front of the mortis that appears to read, “H K” w/ a “U” stamped between the H & the K. The width of the blade at the elbow is 15/16". Hand forging is apparent but somewhat refined. CONDITION: bayonet has an overall dark patina w/ no damage. 6) POST REVOLUTIONARY WAR. Overall length: 18 9/16". Blade length: 15 1/4". This is likely a post Revolutionary War bayonet that could have been mfg. through the War of 1812. The socket measures 2 15/16" in length. “US” is stamped on the flat of the neck. Blade width at the neck is 1". CONDITION: bayonet has an overall dark patina w/ no significant flaws. 7) M1816. Overall length: 16 3/8". Blade length: 13 1/16". A classic example of an M1816 US bayonet. Socket measures 3" in length. Blade width at the neck is 15/16". Flat of blade is stamped, “US / E / L / O”. CONDITION: blade has a dark overall patina w/ no major flaws. (02-15642/BF). $700-1,100.

Lot: 3262 - EXCEPTIONAL PAIR OF FEDERAL ERA OFFICERS WINGED

EPAULETTES. Each epaulette measures approx. 6 1/2" x 6". The epaulettes each are constructed of black wool edged w/ spiraled silver wire. The tops have 8 graduated gilded plates edged w/ acanthus leaves. The wings are covered w/ gilded interlocking chain topped by a spiraled crescent w/ central Federal eagle. Bullion wire drops descend from the top of the epaulette approx. 2 1/2". The epaulettes are typical of examples seen from the War of 1812 but are of a decidedly higher grade & construction. They are likely for a very high ranking officer of substantial means. CONDITION: silver wired borders show dark tarnish. The tops retain nearly 100% of their original gilded finish. The interlocking chain also retains substantial original gilding. The drops show a mixture of gilding & tarnish. Epaulettes show general light wear overall. (02-15653/BF). $2,000-3,000.

Lot: 3263 - EARLY 19TH CENTURY NAVAL ROUND HAT.

This rare hat measures approx. 5" high & 11" across at its widest point. The hat is likely British in origin but could be from another European country. It is heavy, black pressed felt w/ a black ribbed band that appears to be cotton. There is a 3 1/2" round cockade on the left side of similar material to the band. In the center of the cockade is a 1 piece anchor button w/ a stippled background, typical of 1812 era British Naval buttons & even some early American buttons. The edge of the brim has a narrow sewn edging material. Sweatband is leather. The interior lining appears to be white silk gathered in the center of the crown & tied w/ a blue ribbon. CONDITION: hat shows very minor moth damage & has a slight 1/4" tear at 1 edge. The hat is a bit dusty overall & could use a careful cleaning. Sweatband is complete & quite solid. Liner appears complete but is shredded in some areas. (02-15506/BF). $1,500-2,500.

Lot: 3264 - CIRCA 1830 FRENCH SHAKO & CARTRIDGE BOX.

1) SHAKO. Shako measures approx. 7 1/2" high & 10 3/4" in diameter at the top. The shako is constructed of both finished & unfinished leather w/ a sm. brass buckle in the back. There is an illegible partial paper label in the crown. The front plate is a heavily gilded eagle standing in a laurel wreath. There is provision at the top for a pompom or feather plume. Lg. leather sweatband. CONDITION: hat generally shows light wear overall. Shako appears to have at one time had side bosses that are not present. Hat is very solid. Front plate is crisp. 2) CARTRIDGE BOX. A fine example of an early French cartridge box from the first half of the 1800s. Box measures approx. 9" x 6". Black leather box has a wooden insert & brass buckles beneath. Box is suspended by a lg. white buff shoulder belt that buckles to the back of the box. There is an 8 1/2" white buff leather tab that’s extends from the central rear of the box out the side. CONDITION: box generally shows light to moderate wear. Suspension strap has some light staining. Box & strap are both generally quite solid. (02-15675/BF). $800-1,100.

Lot: 3265 - LARGE BORE BRASS BARRELED LATE 17TH CENTURY

FLINTLOCK BLUNDERBUSS. Cal. approx. 90, flaring to 1.6" at muzzle. NSN. Bbl. 19 3/4" heavy brass, has oct. breech section 1 1/2" across flats that transition through 16 sides to rnd. w/ flared muzzle. Breech section stamped w/ London black powder proofs & bbls. maker mark, crowned “TW” (Thomas Williams, working 1678-93). Very early style flintlock w/ arched & rounded plate fitted w/ serpentine cock; sm. inset rounded pin, unbridled frizzen & feather spring w/ ball & spear finial. Internal examination shows unbridled tumbler & armorer's mark of a winged “O”. Lockplate & cock engraved w/ lg. open scroll & bottom of plate in front of cock engraved “I. DAFTE” (John Dafte was known to be working between 1660-1698). He is also known to have supplied blunderbusses & pistols to the Rye House Conspirators in 1683, helping in their failed attempt to assassinate King Charles II of England & his brother James, the Duke of York. Fruit wood (?) stock of early style w/ deeply notched comb extends to muzzle & is pinned to bbl. Heel of butt is rounded in early style & has nailed on brass buttplate w/ sm. top strap. Other brass furniture includes early style serpentine sideplate w/ feather engraving & a screwed on brass trigger guard w/ bud finial. There are raised platforms around tail of lock, sideplate & bbl. tang. Wooden ramrod w/ brass plate on tip is held by one plain brass pipe. CONDITION: brass w/ old cleaning is toning back to mellow gold, lock w/ old cleaning in original flint configuration is mostly pewter gray w/ considerable pitting. Stock w/ old refinish over many marks has considerable worm damage. Lock is operable. (01-19857/MGM). ANTIQUE. $4,000-6,000.

Lot: 3266 - IMPRESSIVE LARGE EARLY 18TH CENTURY PAIR OF

FLINTLOCK DRAGOON PISTOLS BY I. I. BEHR OF WURZBURG CIRCA 1740. Cal. 63. NSN. Bbls. 14 1/2" tapered rnd., have filed in raised ribs at mid sections. Locks w/ arched & rounded plates having tapered tails fitted w/ serpentine cocks, inset faceted pans, unbridled file decorated frizzens & file decorated feather springs w/ dbl. oval finials. “I. I. Behr” engraved on the locks, (working in Liege, Maastricht & Wurzburg between 1690-1740). Walnut stocks extend to muzzles w/ horn caps & have early style long swept pistol grips. There are raised carved fields around nearly all components w/ raised acanthus carvings either side of thimbles & around bbl. tangs. Mounts are of gold plated brass & include massive ball butts w/ side straps & fancy central bosses. Sideplates w/ many piercings are of scroll design & show cherub figures at rear & cameo portraits at fronts. Trigger guards have faceted bows. Fancy crest plates are similar, relief cast. Mounts also have engraved scroll decoration. Walnut ramrods w/ horn tips mount through faceted & beaded single pipes & matching thimbles. CONDITION: iron parts cleaned to bright silver gray over very light oxidation marks. Wood w/ most all of its old, possibly original finish has some added oil. There are some repairs at front ramrod pipe on one pistol otherwise stocks are sound. Lock mortises show a bit of wear. Furniture retains most of its gold finish. Bores very good, lightly rusted. Locks operable, but main springs are rather weak. (01-19858/MGM). ANTIQUE. $5,000-7,000.

Lot: 3267 - ATTRACTIVE 1808 DATED MODEL 1805 HARPERS FERRY

FLINTLOCK PISTOL. Cal. 54. S# 1686. Bbl. 10". This is considered among the most beautiful & aesthetically pleasing of American martial pistols. The prestigious American Society of Arms Collectors chose this gun in profile as their logo. These guns were made in pairs between 1806 & 1808 w/ a total production of about 4,000 each gun of a pair having the same serial number. This gun is in the normal configuration of other guns of this pattern w/ 10" rnd. bbl., breech marked w/ raised eagle over “P” in a sunken oval behind a raised “US” in a sunken oval behind S# 1686. Lock is marked “HARPERS / FERRY / 1808” in vertical arcs behind cock. Under the pan is a spread winged eagle facing left over “US”. CONDITION: good overall, reconversion back to flint from percussion. Bbl. & lock cleaned w/ gray patina & pitting, lock markings well discerned including eagle which is often light. Bbl. proofs & serial number are discernible but weak. Brass cleaned w/ mixed mustard patina, contemporary crack repair to trigger guard tail. Stock is sound, well fit w/ no discernible cartouche. Mechanically functional, though mainspring weak, clear pitted bore. (01-19429/JS). ANTIQUE. $3,000-5,000.

Lot: 3268 - RARE JOHN STEWART BALTIMORE RETAILED WAR OF 1812

ERA FLINTLOCK PISTOL. Cal. .40. NSN. 10" Overall, 5.75" oct. bbl. w/ gold band & “BALTIMORE” inset in gold oval. Inset silver front sight, gold touch hole, fine lock engraved “STEWART” for John M. Stewart who was listed as a gunsmith in Baltimore city directories from 1810-1815 at 6 Light Street. Lock is nicely beveled w/ bridled roller frizzen, locking safety & unsupported serpentine cock. Trigger bow is engraved w/ patriotic crossed flags & drum, pewter nosecap, ebony tipped ramrod w/ attachable fitted worm. Small oval silver thumbplate has scripted monogram of owner. There are no internal proofs on lock or bbl Bbl. internally marked “No. 3”. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: letter dated 1965 offering this pistol & telling its history & “authenticated as American”. CONDITION: good overall. Metal overall gray, bbl scattered pitting, triggerguard missing front screw, ramrod thimbles loose, right key way escutcheon loose. Stock is sound w/ worn diamond point checkering, crack repair on left side, retaining strong traces of original varnish. Mechanically sluggish, will not hold full cock, safety is functional, good discernible rifled bore. (01-19983/JS). ANTIQUE. $3,000-4,000.

Lot: 3269 - NEW LAND PATTERN FLINTLOCK PISTOL DATED 1812

W/ DUTCH EAST INDIA COMPANY STAMP. Cal. 65. NSN. Bbl. 9" rnd. w/ London black powder proofs & crowned “7” & “3” at rear. Lock w/ serpentine cock, bridled frizzen & feather spring w/ sm. spear finial is line border engraved & has rampant lion stamp in front of cock & “1812” behind. Both bbl. & lock are in original flint config. Walnut stock attaches to bbl. w/ side bolt & is brass mounted. Mountings are typical of the 1810-1830 period. Steel ramrod is attached to bbl. w/ swivel. Dutch East India Co. stamp is on top of grip above lock plate tail. CONDITION: metal parts w/ some cleaning are now medium brown patina, cock a possible replacement w/ new aged screw. Wood shows considerable repairs w/ added pieces on left side under side plate. Brass nicely toned. Rusted bore. Lock operable. (01-19433/MGM). ANTIQUE. $700-900.

Lot: 3270 - FINE SIMEON NORTH CONTRACT MODEL 1816 FLINTLOCK

PISTOL. Cal. 58. NSN. Bbl. 9" rnd. proofed “P & US”. 15 1/2" Overall. Lock has standard North markings in 2 arcs surrounding eagle & “US”. CONDITION: very good to fine overall. This is an honest “as found” example w/ untouched patina. Original flint, complete & original other than replaced ramrod. Stock has well discerned inspectors cartouche “LS” (Luther Sage) & another set of stamps, inspector initials. Stock has lg. chip & several cracks at front edge of lock. Mechanically functional w/ clear, smooth bore. (01-19837/JS). ANTIQUE. $500-1,000.

Lot: 3271 - SCARCE MODEL 1826 FLINTLOCK NAVY PISTOL

BY W. L. EVANS WITH "L. S." MARK ON BARREL RECONVERTED FROM PERCUSSION. Cal. 54. NSN. Bbl. 8 5/8”. It has been estimated that fewer than 1,000 of these pistols were made by Evans between 1830-1831. 8/58” Tapered rnd. bbl. is deeply stamped “LS US” at left rear (Life Saving(?) predecessor to the Coast Guard). Bbl. converted back from drum & nipple. Lock has “US” over “W. L. EVANS” in front of cock & w/ date 1830 behind (w/ out USN marking). Lock has been reconverted using old parts. Iron mounted stock has marks on left side above & below belt hook attachment points of “M”, “9” & “G.Z.” below. No other markings are found. Iron ramrod is in swivel attached to front of bbl. CONDITION: bbl. has traces of what appears to be original brown; there is also evidence of brown on lock plate. Iron furniture is brown to gray. Stock shows considerable wear & many marks but appears to be sound w/ the exception of a crack running along ramrod channel from front of trigger guard to bbl. band. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. John Persing. (01-19644/MGM). ANTIQUE. $1,250-2,250.

Lot: 3272 - 1851 DATED ASTON CONTRACT MODEL 1842 PISTOL.

Cal. 54. NSN. Bbl. 8 1/2" rnd. Overall length 14". Bbl. w/ inspection marks & “US, 1851” on tang. CONDITION: very good overall, appears all original & matching. Lock & bbl. have smooth iron patina w/ pitting. Brass has smooth, mixed mustard patina, markings all discernable. Mechanically fine w/ clear smooth bore. (01-19438/JS). ANTIQUE. $600-800.

Lot: 3273 - US MODEL 1855 PERCUSSION PISTOL CARBINE WITH

DETACHABLE STOCK. Cal. 58. NSN. Bbl. 12". Unique & popular martial Civil War era pistol carbine. Conforms w/ other examples w/ rifled 12" rnd. bbl. marked at left breech “V/P” over eagles head & dated “1855” on tang forward of folding 3 position 2 leaf sight. Lock marked on primer door w/ spread winged eagle & “U.S./SPRINGFIELD” in front of lock & dated “1856” behind the hammer. Walnut stock has inspector cartouche opposite lock, brass mountings on pistol & stock. Buttplate surcharged “US”. CONDITION: overall good, markings all discernible in metal. Bbl. & lock have mottled gray/brown patina overall w/ pitting. Brass mountings on pistol cleaned w/ light mustard color, replaced nipple. Walnut stock on pistol is sound, though lg. hairline on wrist left side of pistol, refinished & varnished, inspector cartouche seen in outline only. Buttstock mountings are original but the wood has been replaced & artificially distressed. Assembly number on stock is “13” &“18” on pistol. Mechanics functional including Maynard tape device w/ 1 well discerned rifling in dirty bore. (01-19416/JS). ANTIQUE. $2,000-3,000.

Lot: 3274 - REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA FRENCH MODEL 1777

FLINTLOCK DRAGOON PISTOL. Cal. 69. NSN. Bbl. 7 1/4" rnd., stamped “82” at breech, for 1782 mfg. 13 1/4" Overall. Lock marked “MAUBEUGE” which is the arsenal where made. This is the pistol that North & Cheney copied for the first contract American military pistol. CONDITION: good overall, iron dark gray/brown w/ pitting. Brass has mixed patina. Appears complete & original. Mechanics need attention but will hold full cock & fire. Clear, pitted bore. (01-19428/JS). ANTIQUE. $2,000-3,000.

Lot: 3275 - BRITISH PATTERN 1777 LIGHT DRAGOON PISTOL WITH

TOWER MARKED LOCK. Cal. 67. NSN. Bbl. 10", unmarked. Pistol size flintlock has “GR” & crown in front of & “TOWER” behind serpentine cock. Rounded pan is integral. Frizzen is bridled. Feather spring has foliate finial. Stock is pinned to bbl. & extends to muzzle. There is a raised "beaver tail" platform behind bbl. tang. Brass mounts exhibit a mixture of styles w/ long spurred grip cap & trigger guard w/ foliate finial. Side plate is of "Royal Forester" style. Wrist escutcheon is a simple oval. Ramrod mounts through beaded pipe & matching thimble. CONDITION: original flint config. Iron parts cleaned to silver & gray over pitting. Wood has old finish & appears to be sound. Brass nicely toned. Rusted bore. Lock operates, mainspring weak. (01-19430/MGM). ANTIQUE. $1,000-1,500.

Lot: 3276 - PATTERN 1796 STYLE FLINTLOCK CAVALRY PISTOL.

Cal. 65. NSN. Bbl. 9 1/2". 15 1/4" Overall. Bbl. marked w/ European style proof & lock marked “WARRANTED”. CONDITION: good to very good overall. Mechanically fine w/ clear smooth bore. (01-19431/JS). ANTIQUE. $600-800.

Lot: 3277 - UNMARKED COPY OF 1796 STYLE BRITISH DRAGOON

PISTOL. Cal. 65. NSN. Bbl. 12" rnd., 19" overall, brass mounted. CONDITION: lock & bbl. have smooth dark iron patina. Brass cleaned w/ light mustard patina. Stock is well fit, refinished w/ carved moldings. Mechanically fine w/ smooth, clear bore. (01-19836/JS). ANTIQUE. $600-800.

Lot: 3278 - AMERICAN RESTOCKED BRITISH FLINTLOCK PISTOL WITH

HASLETT BALTIMORE LOCK RECONVERTED FROM PERCUSSION. Cal. 65. NSN. Bbl. 9" stamped w/ British proof at rear & has been converted from drum & nipple. Lock by Haslett also reconverted. Stock w/ brass nose cap has other late style brass furniture, trigger guard bow is marked “12LD” & left side of butt cap is marked “A80”. CONDITION: iron parts are mostly brown patina w/ considerable pitting. Lock w/ overall brown refinish. Stock has heavy coat of dark varnish hiding many repairs. Brass well toned. (01-19432/MGM). ANTIQUE. $300-500.

Lot: 3279 - BRITISH FLINTLOCK OFFICER’S PISTOL BY KETLAND AND

COMPANY. Cal. 57. NSN. Bbl. 9 1/8" tapered rnd. Early type lock w/ flat plate. Serpentine cock. Integral pan, unbridled friction frizzen. Feather spring w/ bulbous finial. Lock is marked “W.” “KETLAND” “& Co”. European walnut full stock w/ brass tip & smooth bag grip is brass mounted. A silver crest plate is at top of grip & hickory ramrod mounts through one beaded pipe & matching thimble. CONDITION: good, iron parts cleaned to silver gray. Brass, once cleaned, is toned back. Stock has many marks & dings in old, possibly original finish. Pitted bore. Lock functions, but replacement mainspring is very weak. (01-19990/MGM). ANTIQUE. $500-900.

Lot: 3280 - MODEL 1763 FRENCH MUSKET WITH SPURIOUS US

MARKINGS. Cal. 70. NSN. 45 1/4" Bbl. stamped w/ British proofs for 14 bore & has engraved "US" & "M69" markings at breech end. Tang engraved "M1763". Old flintlock w/ arched chamfered plate features flat bodied reinforced cock, inset faceted pan, bridled frizzen & feather spring w/ rounded finial engraved "CHARLEVILLE" at a later date. Stock has deeply fluted comb, has typical Charleville furniture & bbl. bands except for sheet metal buttplate. Sling studs are present along w/ old button head ramrod. CONDITION: metal parts w/ old cleaning are all gray brown patina. Stock w/ relatively new glossy refinish. Bbl. & lock appear to be original flint configuration. Pitted bore. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19680/MGM). ANTIQUE. $800-1,500.

Lot: 3281 - RARE REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD SOLDIER INSCRIBED

FRENCH MODEL 1766/68 "CHARLEVILLE" MUSKET. Cal. .72. NSN. Regulation length 44 3/4", three band fastened, round, smoothbore bbl. w/ "I" proof at breech & top mounted bayonet lug located 1” from muzzle. French 1766 Model flat lockplate measures 6-1/4” w/ “Crown/D” Charleville Arsenal marking forward of the hammer. Regulation full iron mounts, the rear band, w/ the spring improvement feature, is missing. trigger-guard w/ long teardrop finials. Trumpet head iron ramrod & both of its sling swivels. A screw fastened buttplate & flat S shaped sideplate w/ both of its original side bolts. Regulation Model 1766/68 walnut stock w/ fluted comb, sharp contours and a clear “D”-Charleville Arsenal marking on the left side of the buttstock near toe. Period of use, carved American soldier initials “I. W.” in left side of stock near trigger. Overall length approx. 59-1/4". CONDITION: overall very good. Original flintlock condition w/ deeply toned & patinated surfaces. Lightly cleaned forward of hammer. Some modern repairs to lock & replaced frizzed screw. Lock in need of timing. The bbl. retains a dark & untouched, generally smooth, toned patina w/ a very good touch hole & bore. Missing rear bbl. band. The stock is sound w/ smooth, dark brown colored surfaces. Clear markings & signs of period usage. (01-20152/WD). ANTIQUE. $1,500-2,500.

Lot: 3282 - 1768 MODEL CHARLEVILLE FLINTLOCK MUSKET.

Cal. 70. NSN. Bbl. 43 1/4", appears to be unmarked. Charleville marked lock has reinforced cock, faceted inset pan, bridled frizzen & feather spring w/ bulbous finial & teat. Stock is of early style w/ deeply fluted comb. Standard furniture has driven on rear band, front band springs retained. Sideplate stamped "MON". Sling loops are present along w/ button head steel ramrod. CONDITION: fair to good. Metal parts showing heavy cleaning to gray & brown w/ considerable pitting. Stock w/ old finish shows hand wear. There are some slivers of wood missing along left side bbl. channel. There is a repair also on left w/ a brass screw. Bbl. & lock appear to be in original flint. Top jaw & screw are late replacements. Lock is operable. Pitted bore. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19806/MGM). ANTIQUE. $1,200-1,800.

Lot: 3283 - COMPOSITE 1768 CHARLEVILLE FLINTLOCK MUSKET.

Cal. 70. NSN. Bbl. 44 3/4", has indecipherable letter & star proof at rear. "D" & "CHARLEVILLE" marked lock appears to be in original flint, but has replaced cock. Walnut stock has deeply fluted "hand rail" comb & attaches to bbl. w/ 3 spring retained bands. Right side of butt stamped "?IDE". Sling loops are present along w/ old trumpet head ramrod. CONDITION: bbl. w/ old cleaning is brown over considerable light pitting. Lock w/ lightly pitted surface is cleaned to dark pewter & gray. frizzen resteeled. Stock w/ old refinish has subsequent hand wear. Area at rear lock mortise shattered w/ many pin & resin repairs. Bbl. channel shows many old losses of wood. Lock is operable. Pitted bore. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19774/MGM). ANTIQUE. $500-700.

Lot: 3284 - CHARLEVILLE MODEL 1777 "CORRECTED" (L'AN IX)

FLINTLOCK MUSKET IN FINE CONDITION. Cal. 69. NSN. Bbl. 40 1/4", marked "MP" in front of touch hole. "MP" is also stamped on interior of lock & of top spur of cock, matching marks on bbl. Lock w/ rounded tail, reinforced cock, inset brass pan, bridled frizzen & feather spring w/ bulbous finial is engraved "CHARLEVILLE" in front of cock. Assembly number "8" is on all sm. parts of lock. Walnut stock has dished out left side of comb & is iron mounted. Trigger guard has finger grooves. Stock attaches to bbl. w/ 3 spring retained bands. Sling loops are present as is original ramrod w/ lg. flared head. CONDITION: very fine. Metal parts retaining most of what appears to be their bright polish w/ evidence of some light cleaning & overall rusting on bbl. & buttplate. Stock appears to have added oil over it's original finish. Lock is crisp. Bore lightly rusted. A nice example of the "AK-47" of it's day. Some 7 million were mfg. in many variants & used in all 4 corner's of the world for over a century. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19775/MGM). ANTIQUE. $2,000-3,000.

Lot: 3285 - MODEL 1777 "CORRECTED" FLINTLOCK MUSKET BY

CHATELLERAULT CONVERTED TO NAVAL MUSKETOON. CAL. 69. NSN. Bbl. 22" has indecipherable proof at breech end. Lock w/ rounded tail to plate is engraved "Chatellerault". File marks on inset brass pan & frizzen have matching marks in lock mortise. Other internal lock markings on parts match number on lockplate, mainspring replaced. Feather spring has rounded finial. Stock w/ dished cheekpiece on left side of comb has a combination of iron & brass mts. Trigger guard bow is brass. Base of iron grip has finger grooves, buttplate is iron, 2 spring retained bands are brass. Ramrod has tapered brass head. CONDITION: iron parts cleaned w/ subsequent patina to gray brown. Lock has silver highlights, cock a possible replacement, but has matching file marks. Stock w/ hand worn old surface has numerous minor marks. Iron parts considerably pitted. Lock will not hold at full cock. Pitted bore. A good looking musketoon. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19735/MGM). ANTIQUE. $1,000-2,000.

Lot: 3286 - FRENCH MODEL 1777 FLINTLOCK MUSKET BY TULLE

ARSENAL. Cal. 71. NSN. Bbl. 44 5/8". Lock w/ reinforced cock, inset brass pan, bridled frizzen & feather spring w/ fancy finial marked w/ "Manufacture Tulle" mark in front of cock. Swan necked stock has dished out left side of comb & is brass mounted. Trigger guard has finger grooves at grip. Front & rear bands are of brass & spring retained. Iron central band is driven on. Sling loops are present as is old tapered head ramrod. CONDITION: bbl. dark patina w/ considerable pitting. Lock cleaned to gray over pitting. Stock w/ old refinish & many marks. There are cracks in wood above lock & behind bbl. tang & losses of wood along bbl. channel. Brass cleaned. Lock is operable. Deeply pitted bore. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19715/MGM). ANTIQUE. $1,000-1,800.

Lot: 3287 - FRENCH MODEL 1777 DRAGOON FLINTLOCK MUSKET.

Cal. 70. NSN. Bbl. 38 1/2" marked "78" on top. Lock w/ reinforced cock, inset brass pan, bridled frizzen & feather spring w/ bulbous finial marked "ST ENTIENNE" under pan. Engraved sideplate, trigger guard & buttplate are brass. Stock is unmarked & attaches to bbls. by driven on rear band & spring retained unusual combination front banding system which holds tapered head steel ramrod. Sling loops are present. CONDITION: good. Iron parts cleaned over light pitting. Stock w/ old oil refinish & some sanding marks. Wood repair is evident under rear portion of front band. Mechanically good. Pitted bores. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19677/MGM). ANTIQUE. $800-1,200.

Lot: 3288 - HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT REGIMENTALLY MARKED 2ND

MODEL BROWN BESS MUSKET WITH BAYONET. Cal. 70. NSN. Bbl. 41 1/4", has crossed dagger & "GR" crowned proofs at breech end. Lock w/ slightly arched round bodied plate engraved "GR" w/ crown in front of cock & "TOWER" behind. Lock also features bridled frizzen & feather spring w/ bulbous flame finial. Furniture is brass w/ heavy trigger guard w/ husk finial & flat sideplate. Buttplate & crest plate marked for 17th Regiment. Buttplate also w/ 1st Batallion No. 64. Crest plate w/ additional "C 56". the 17th Regiment was posted to Boston in 1776 & saw action in the Battle of Long Island, White Plains, Fort Washington, Princeton, Brandywine, Germantown & Stony Point. They also saw action at the battle of Guilford Courthouse & the siege of Yorktown. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: triangular bayonet w/ 17" blade that fits musket quite well. Bayonet marked w/ crowned proofs, "EX", ".J" & "JOHN ROE". Rack number "156" is on socket. CONDITION: good as nicely restored. Bbl. has well aged reconversion to flint. Lock has attractive reconversion using old parts. Stock has been spliced from palm swell forward & has had a considerable amount of wood added between top of lock & bbl. tang. Battalion markings on brass appear original. Brass w/ old cleaning toned to mustard. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19736/JS). ANTIQUE. $3,000-5,000.

Lot: 3289 - GOOD 2ND MODEL BROWN BESS MUSKET BY PARKES WITH

BAYONET. Cal. 79. NSN. Bbl. 42 1/8", has remnants of London (?) proofs on breech end. Lock w/ slightly arched round bodied plate has integral pan, bridled frizzen & feather spring w/ foliate finial; has remnants of crowned "GR" & crowned "V" proof in front of serpentine cock & "PARKES" along w/ rack number "19" on tail (19 is also on wrist escutcheon). Typical trigger guard is of relief brass. Sideplate is flat. Stock extends to 4" of muzzle & is pinned to bbl. Steel ramrod w/ button head is a bit short & mounts through to later style beaded brass pipes. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: triangular bayonet w/ 17" blade marked w/ crown over "19" & "TB" on root of blade. Socket is unmarked. CONDITION: iron parts cleaned to mottled gray over considerable scattered pitting. Lock is in original flint configuration. Touch hole appears to have been bushed. Wood possibly replaced, is sound w/ few observed restorations. Stock has been cleaned, edges somewhat rounded. Sling loops are missing. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19739/MGM). ANTIQUE. $3,000-5,000.

Lot: 3290 - EARLY INDIA PATTERN BROWN BESS BY WILSON DATED

1779 WITH EAST INDIA COMPANY CYPHER WITH MATCHING BAYONET. Cal. 75. NSN. Bbl. 38 3/4", stamped w/ crowned London proofs & "RW" at breech end, top engraved "WILSON 1779" w/ East India Company cypher heart surmounted by 4 w/ "V" in top quadrant. Lock w/ rounded plate features bridled frizzen, & feather spring w/ bulbous finial. "WILSON" is engraved in front of serpentine cock & cypher identical to bbl. & w/ date are on tail. Stock extends to w/in 4 1/2" from muzzle w/ brass cap & is of early "hand rail" style & has raised beavertail around bbl. tang. All furniture is of brass & is of early heavy style. Buttplate engraved "11" on top tang. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: triangular bayonet w/ 15 1/2" blade also engraved w/ matching cypher "WILSON" & date on socket. CONDITION: good as lightly restored. Original flintlock. Iron parts cleaned to pewter gray over considerable scattered pitting. All markings remain clear. Stock has good hand worn patina at grip & forend. There are a number of inlet wood repairs along bbl. channel & at bottom of lockplate. Cock retaining screw is replacement. Old steel ramrod does not fit well. Bayonet shows considerable cleaning & shows more pitting w/ engraving barely legible. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19740/MGM). ANTIQUE. $2,500-4,500.

Lot: 3291 - INTERESTING SHORT LAND PATTERN MUSKET BY KETLAND

& CO. WITH REGIMENTAL MARKS & BAYONET. Cal. 69. NSN. Bbl. 42", has very unusual early usage of a hooked breech, which later became the standard for muzzle loading sporting guns. Rear portion of bbl. is stamped w/ British proofs. Lock has slightly arched rounded plate engraved "KETLAND & CO" in front of serpentine cock. Lock also features integral pan, bridled frizzen & feather spring w/ bulbous finial. Stock is of short land pattern w/ raised platform around bbl. tang, deeply fluted comb & palm swell. Stock extends to w/in 4 1/4" of muzzle & attaches to bbl. w/ captive side bolts. Left side of comb is deeply stamped "Y + C" (York County?) "176". Typical brass furniture has intermediate ramrod pipes w/ flared tips, serpentine flat sideplate & stepped buttplate tang engraved "H14". UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: early hand forged triangular bayonet w/ 17" blade which is unmarked in condition matching musket. CONDITION: iron parts cleaned to silver & gray over some light pitting. Lock is original flint configuration. Bbl. possibly w/ touch hole bushed. Stock w/ considerable old possible refinish has hand worn patina at grip & lg. number of knocks & dings. There are repairs to wood at rear side bolt. Furniture w/ heavy cleaning is beginning to tone. Central side bolt is missing, rear bolt is replacement. Sling loops are present & relatively new ramrod has trumpet head. Pitted bore. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19744/MGM). ANTIQUE. $2,000-4,000.

Lot: 3292 - 2ND MODEL BROWN BESS FLINTLOCK MUSKET BRANDED

"CUMBERLAND" (CUMBERLAND COUNTY NOVA SCOTIA?). Cal. 78. NSN. Bbl. 42". No discernible proofs at breech end & has been converted from percussion. Replacement lock in original flint configuration is engraved "HENSHAW" in front of serpentine cock. Lock also features bridled frizzen & feather spring w/ flame finial. Late style 2nd model stock appears to be made of oak, is pinned to bbl. Features raised beavertail around bbl. tang, "hand rail" comb & moderate palm swell. Musket is brass mounted w/ relief cast trigger guard w/ bud finial & rounded sideplate w/out extension. Front ramrod pipe is of heavy flared type. Grip escutcheon is unmarked as is buttplate. Left side of stock on comb is deeply branded "CUMBERLAND" over "XIX". There are inspectors markings behind trigger guard tang on sideplate & butt of stock. The number "17" is carved into bottom of stock beside trigger guard finial. CONDITION: bbl. cleaned & refinished to brown over very deep pitted surface. Replacement lock is fitted w/ new main & sear spring & has new internal screws. Top jaw & screw are replaced. Stock w/ old oil refinish & dark brown/black stain is basically sound but w/ lg. replacement piece at toe, repaired crack through wrist, epoxy repairs through bbl. mounting pins & last 9" of bbl. channel replaced or repaired along w/ cap. There are other areas of epoxy in fill behind palm swell & along ramrod channel. Rusted bore, lock operable. (01-20139/MGM). ANTIQUE. $1,750-2,500.

Lot: 3293 - 3RD MODEL BROWN BESS RECONVERTED FROM PERCUSSION

MARKED “QUEENS 21ST BAT NSM (NOVA SCOTIA MILITIA?) 135”. Cal. 78. NSN. Bbl. 39 1/4". Early short land pattern Brown Bess. Unmarked at breech end. Lock is marked “TOWER” & w/ crowned “GR”. Bbl. & lock reconverted from percussion. Early style stock w/ raised platform around bbl. tang, handrail type comb & moderate palm swell is pinned to bbl. & extends to w/ in 4” of muzzle w/ brass cap. Right side of comb is deeply branded “QUEENS” “21 BAT NSM” “135”. (Reference not found). CONDITION: very good as reconverted. Iron parts w/ pitted brown patina. Brass w/ dark brown toning. Stock has great look w/ hand worn patina at grip & for piece on its original finish. Rusted bore. Lock will not hold at full cock. (01-20138/MGM). ANTIQUE. $1,250-1,750.

Lot: 3294 - EARLY INDIA PATTERN BROWN BESS MUSKET WITH

ELEPHANT STAMPED TOWER LOCK (FOR CEYLON?). Cal. 77. NSN. Bbl. 40", has British proofs at rear & is also stamped "12". Lock w/ unusually shaped serpentine cock, rounded pan, bridled frizzen & feather spring w/ rounded finial has elephant stamp in front of cock. Tail marked "TOWER". Walnut stock has early styling w/ "hand rail" comb, raised beavertail around bbl. tang & moderate palm swell. Brass mountings are of early India pattern w/ raised & rounded sideplate, short steeple tang to buttplate, flared ramrod pipes & vestigial husk finial to trigger guard. Sm. oval wrist escutcheon is marked "F G" "1785". Stock is pinned to bbl. Repro. ramrod is present. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: triangular bayonet w/ 16" blade having maker's mark at rear, socket w/ latch spring marked w/ East India Co. heart over "MOORE - 1786". It comes w/ repro. leather scabbard. CONDITION: bbl. w/ light brown patina & minimal pitting at breech, does not appear to have been converted from percussion. Lock is in original flint configuration. Stock shows good hand worn patina to old surfaces w/ considerable marks & dings, mostly around butt. Stock is sound w/ few noted cracks & losses except along bbl. channel on left side which shows old repair. Lock is operable. Bore pitted. Bayonet has heavy brown patina, markings clear on socket. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19734/MGM). ANTIQUE. $1,200-2,000.

Lot: 3295 - US SURCHAGED 2ND MODEL BROWN BESS MUSKET.

Cal. 75. NSN. Bbl. 42 1/2" has British proofs at top rear & conjoined "US" stamp at right towards touch hole. Tower & "GR" engraved lock has slightly arched plate & serpentine cock, integral pan, bridled frizzen & feather spring w/ flame finial. Deeply fluted "hand rail" stock w/out raised platform around bbl. tang, has palm swell, extends 3 3/4" from muzzle & is pinned to bbl. Typical Short Land brass furniture has 2nd ramrod pipe w/ flared entrance & flat serpentine sideplate. CONDITION: fair to good. Appears to be made up of old parts. Bbl. does not fit channel well especially at breech area. Lock appears to be original flint, but w/ darkening from welding on interior & does not fit mortise well. Stock has old varnish finish w/ some dark epoxy repairs along bbl. channel & 2 1/2" replaced piece of wood left top, near bbl. tang. Furniture is nicely toned. Sideplate w/ old soldered repair. Sling loops present along w/ old trumpet head ramrod. Pitted bore. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19716/MGM). ANTIQUE. $1,200-2,000.

Lot: 3296 - REGIMENTALLY MARKED EARLY THIRD MODEL BROWN BESS

MUSKET. Cal. 70. NSN. Bbl. 38 3/4", has British proofs at rear. Lock w/ rounded plate, integral pan, bridled frizzen & feather spring w/ duck bill finial. Lock stamped "SEARLES". Early style hand rail stock w/ raised platform around bbl. tang & palm swell extends to w/in 4" of muzzle & is pinned to bbl. Transitional brass mountings are of rounded style; ramrod pipes w/ flared entrances. Buttplate tang marked "7-W-I-Rrt" (7th West Indies Regiment?). Butt is also marked w/ rack number "B/49". CONDITION: bbl. cleaned to bright showing fairly deep dark pitting. Touch hole appears to be original. Lock w/ original pan, cock & feather spring has had frizzen replaced along w/ cock screw, top jaw & screw. Lock does not mate properly to bbl. Wood has old surfaces w/ repairs at right side of trigger guard. Front 20" of stock is replaced. Sling loops are present along w/ replacement ramrod. Lock is operable. Pitted bore. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19751/MGM). ANTIQUE. $800-1,200.

Lot: 3297 - ASSEMBLED FLINTLOCK MUSKET WITH 1746 DATED

BROWN BESS LOCK. Cal. 78. NSN. Bbl. 39" w/ partially discernible proofs at breech, lock has crown & GR cipher, marked on tail vertically “FARMER / 1746”, broad arrow proof. 55" Overall. No discernible markings on early stock which has been cut short like bbl., high comb & raised molding rear of tang. Carved wood ramrod. CONDITION: fair to good overall, probable reconversion, patinated metal, mechanically functional w/ smooth clear bore. (01-19448/JS). ANTIQUE. $700-900.

Lot: 3298 - TOWER MARKED 3RD MODEL BROWN BESS CONVERTED TO

PERCUSSION. Cal. 75. NSN. Bbl. 39 1/2" w/ Birmingham proofs at breech end. Bbls. converted to percussion w/ drum & nipple. Rnd. bodied lock is deeply stamped “TOWER” on tail & has crowned “GR” cypher at center. A flat faced percussion hammer has been fitted. Walnut stock of early 3rd model styling has deep “hand rail” comb & raised platform around bbl. tang. Stock is brass mounted w/ typical late style furniture & no wrist escutcheon is present. Stock extends to w/ in 5" of muzzle, has brass cap & is pinned to bbl. A steel ramrod is held by 2 flared brass pipes & matching thimble. CONDITION: bbl. & lock plate are relatively smooth chocolate brown patina w/ some deep pitting at breech end of bbl. Stock has attractive hand worn smooth finish w/ numerous marks, dings & dents. Brass w/ cleaned highlights is nicely toned. Brown, pitted bore. Lock is operable. (01-19479/MGM). ANTIQUE. $600-900.

Lot: 3299 - BRITISH FLINTLOCK RAMPART GUN.

Cal. 78. NSN. Bbl. 57" w/ heavy breech engraved "LONDON" on top flat & has British proofs on left side. Bbl. has hooked breeching system, iron w/ some engraving & deep sighting groove. Brown Bess style lock w/ slightly arched plate is unmarked. Bbl. & lock appear to have always been together & in original flint. European walnut stock is brass mounted; trigger guard w/ acorn finial, buttplate has stepple shaped top tang, sideplate nicely shaped & elongated. All are lightly scroll & border engraved. Stock has raised carved platform around bbl. tang, extends to muzzle & attaches to bbl. w/ 3 captive side nails. CONDITION: iron parts w/ dark brown to black patina & considerable pitting. Stock w/ old oil refinish over numerous marks. Brass w/ old cleaning is toned back to light mustard. Lock is operable. Trigger guard finial missing. Pitted bore. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19745/MGM). ANTIQUE. $1,500-2,000.

Lot: 3300 - 1845 DATED TOWER PERCUSSION HEAVY MUSKET RAMPART

GUN. Cal. 79. NSN. Bbl. 39" rnd. has Birmingham proofs on very heavy breech section behind single standing leaf rear sight. Lg. size lock w/ flat plate is stamped w/ crowned “VR” initials. “TOWER” “1845” is at center. Robust stock of figured European walnut extends to w/ in 4" of muzzle w/ brass cap & is held to bbl. by 3 side bolts. Triggerguard & buttplate are brass & unmarked. Steel ramrod is held by 3 beaded pipes & no thimble. CONDITION: very good. Iron parts w/ old cleaning are now mostly heavy brown patina w/ silver highlights. Stocks retain most of what appears to be original oil finish w/ many nicks, dents & scratches. Brass w/ evidence of old cleaning is attractively toned. Bore is fairly smooth & relatively shiny w/ some scattered pits. Lock is fine. These guns were designed to take a heavy charge & used in defensive positions but could also serve well in the hands of an infantryman on foot. (01-19468/MGM). ANTIQUE. $1,000-1,500.

Lot: 3301 - HIGH QUALITY ENGLISH FOWLER BY CRAWHALL CONVERTED

TO PERCUSSION. Cal. 70. NSN. Bbl. 40 3/4" rnd., engraved "T CRAWHALL 1778" on nicely filed raised breech section. Bbl. converted to percussion w/ drum & nipple w/ patent breech. Chamfered lock w/ flat plate having rebated tail is fitted w/ swept percussion hammer. Lightly figured walnut half stock has horn tip & attaches to bbl. w/ 2 side nails. Furniture is of iron, trigger guard w/ pineapple finial, buttplate w/ spear top tang & nicely scroll filed sideplate w/ rebated tail matching lockplate. These parts engraved on "en suite" w/ lockplate. CONDITION: metal parts cleaned to silver highlights w/ dark remaining light pitting. Stock w/ old surfaces has marks & dings. Lock works. Bore is somewhat pitted. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19712/MGM). ANTIQUE. $800-1,200.

Lot: 3302 - BRITISH COLONIAL PATTERN FLINTLOCK MUSKET &

BAYONET. Cal. 75. NSN. Bbl. 39" w/ British proofs on left side of breech, lock has “TOWER” & crown / “VR” markings & broad arrow proof. 55" Overall. CONDITION: good overall, appears original & complete including sling swivels, bbl. has dark iron patina, lock is overall gray, brass mounts have mixed mustard patina, stock is sound w/ a few scattered proofs. Mechanically fine, clear smooth bore. Accompanying bayonet w/ 17" blade has same patina as bbl., British proved, fits well. (01-19449/JS). ANTIQUE. $600-800.

Lot: 3303 - HENSHAW 18TH CENTURY FLINTLOCK FOWLER.

Cal. 80. NSN. Bbl. 42 1/2" rnd., only marking discernible is “HENSHAW” on lock, known British 18th century maker. 58" Overall. CONDITION: fair to good overall as restored, reconversion using some old parts, replaced or repaired tang, stock has several glued inset repairs around lock & last 12" of stock stretched, mechanics need attention, strong mainspring. Clear pitted bore. (01-19447/JS). ANTIQUE. $500-600.

Lot: 3304 - EARLY PATTERN OFFICER'S FUSIL MARKED MOORE N.

YORK. Cal. 70. NSN. Bbl. 38 5/8", is unproofed & marked "MOORE." on top (possibly John Moore working around 1800, although the style of this gun is much earlier). Incorrect poor quality trade lock has stamped scroll engraving & does not mate against bbl. correctly. Walnut stock w/ deep hand rail designed comb, has raised platform around bbl. tang & sm. palm swell. Stock extends to w/in 4" of muzzle & is pinned to bbl. Brass furniture is of short land style, but scaled down. There is a silver oval inlet at top of grip. CONDITION: bbl. cleaned long ago, now a light brown w/ possible reconversion from percussion. Incorrect lock is also gray brown patina. Stock has old oil refinish over numerous marks. Cleaned brass toning to mustard. Lock cocks, but will not fire. Pitted bore. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19684/MGM). ANTIQUE. $500-800.

Lot: 3305 - FLINTLOCK MILITIA MUSKET WITH BARREL MARKED “L. H

1834”. Cal. 69. NSN. Bbl. 39" has “P” & “M” (Maryland?) proofs at breech end & w/ additional stamping “L. H 1834”. Bbl. is reconverted from percussion drum & nipple. Lock w/ flat plate having slightly rebated tail is marked “LONDON” “WARRANTED” & has some stamped in “engraving”. Lock is refitted w/ reinforced cock, brass pan, bridled frizzen & blacksmith made feather spring. American walnut stock extends to w/ in 4" of muzzle, has brass cap & is pinned to bbl. Furniture is brass. CONDITION: bbl. retains a considerable amount of old brown patina w/ some heavy spotting & cleaned rust. Lock shows heat discoloration. Old replacement parts are gray patina. Stock retains most of a heavy varnish refinish over numerous dents, bumps & scratches. Dark, pitted bore. Lock works, mainspring weak & cock very loose on tumbler. (01-19476/MGM). ANTIQUE. $400-600.

Lot: 3306 - GOOD 1795 TYPE III SPRINGFIELD MUSKET DATED 1810

Cal. 69. NSN. Bbl. 43 1/2" w/ “P”, eagle head & “V” proofs along w/ “US” at rear. Standard configuration. Type III lock w/ integral rounded pan frizzen w/ straight tail, feather spring w/ spear finial & cock w/ straight top spur is marked “US” over eagle over “SPRINGFIELD” in front of cock & “1810” on tail. Walnut stock w/ deep fluted comb attaches to bbl. w/ 3 spring retained bands. Trigger guard has rounded finials & sling loops are attached w/ screws. Buttplate is dated 1810 on tang. The initials “AL” are deeply carved on right side of butt. Inspectors marks are faintly visible at tail of triggerguard tang. “US” is stamped behind sideplate. CONDITION: good to fine. Iron parts retaining nearly all relatively smooth brown patina. Some cleaning of bbl. at breech end. Bbl. & lock are still in original flint configuration. “V” assembly mark is on all parts except for old cast replacement cock. Stock shows old oil refinish over numerous bumps & nocks. There are no major wood losses except for a chip at the top rear of lock. Bbl. channel is good. Old trumpet head ramrod is present. Bore is pitted. Lock is operable. (01-20143/MGM). ANTIQUE. $1,750-2,500.

Lot: 3307 - US 1795 TYPE I MUSKET BY SPRINGFIELD ARMORY.

Cal. 69. NSN. Bbl. 44 3/4" is marked w/ “P”, eagle head & “V” proofs, along w/ “US” on breech end. Lock w/ flat plate has reinforced cock w/ curled spur, faceted inset pan, frizzen w/ curled toe & feather spring w/ bulbous finial w/ teat. Plate is undated & marked w/ eagle over “US” in front of cock & “SPRINGFIELD” vertically in arch behind. Iron buttplate is undated. Triggerguard has spear finials. Stock has fluted comb, bbl. held by 3 spring retained bands & early style welded sling loops. CONDITION: good as refinished. Bbl. & lock in original flint configuration. All metal parts cleaned to silver gray. There is considerable pitting around bbl. touch hole. Stock has old oil refinish over scattered marks. Wood is sound & complete w/ some minor losses along bbl. channel. Bore lightly pitted & dark. Lock is operable. (01-20130/MGM). ANTIQUE. $1,750-2,500.

Lot: 3308 - ARMORY REBUILT MODEL 1795 SPRINGFIELD FLINTLOCK

MUSKET. Cal. 70. NSN. Bbl. 42" proofed w/ a lg. “P” at the left side of the breech. 56 1/2" Overall. Lock is the earliest form “SPRINGFIELD” in the vertical arc rear of cock 1800-1802, last digit in date on buttplate worn away. Script “US” below eagle forward of cock is also worn away. Inspection initial “D” found on lock escutcheon. No internal markings were viewed. Repaired/rebuilt after 1816 using low stock & shortening bbl. to 42" to conform to 1816 regulations. All the iron hardware was retained from the original 1800-1802 musket. CONDITION: good overall, appears original & complete, mottled gray patina w/ pitting, appears to be original flint, vent is wallowed out from use. Ramrod is a replacement & shortened Civil War era, otherwise complete including sling swivels. Stock is sound w/ hand worn patina, scattered cosmetic blemishes, disguised inset between tang & lock. Mechanically functional w/ clear dark bore. (01-19463/JS). ANTIQUE. $2,000-3,000.

Lot: 3309 - TYPE I 1795 SPRINGFIELD MUSKET WITH 1800 DATED

BUTTPLATE RECONVERTED FROM PERCUSSION. Cal. 69. NSN. Bbl. 44 5/8". Standard configuration. Breech portion of bbl. stamped w/ “P”, eagle head & “V” proofs, along w/ “US” & “S.N.Y”. Bbl. has been reconverted from drum & nipple configuration. Type one lock w/ flat plate, reinforced cock, faceted pan, curled toe to frizzen & bulbous feather spring is undated w/ eagle over “US” in front of cock & “SPRINGFIELD” vertically behind. Stock has a deep fluted comb. Triggerguard has spear type finials. Buttplate is dated 1800 on tang. Bbl. is held by 3 spring retained bands. Sling loops are missing. Stock is carved “MM” behind the sideplate. CONDITION: good as reconverted. Iron parts retaining medium brown patina w/ overall fine pitting. Rear portion of bbl. has many deep scars from being held in a vice while attempting to remove the breech plug. Stock has old hand worn surface w/ many marks & dings. There is a good chunk of wood missing from stock at left side of bbl. tang. Bbl. channel is good w/ minor losses. (01-20131/MGM). ANTIQUE. $1,200-2,000.

Lot: 3310 - SPRINGFIELD US 1795 MODEL TYPE II MUSKET DATED

1809. Cal. 69. NSN. Bbl. 44 7/8". Standard configuration. Bbl. attached to stock w/ 3 spring retained bands. Rear portion is stamped w/ “P”, eagle head & “V” proofs along w/ an additional “V” & the “S” is visible from “US”. Bbl. appears to be in original flint configuration. 1795 style type II lock has removable rounded pan, straight top to cock, straight base to frizzen & spear finial on feather spring. Lock is stamped w/ “US”, eagle & “SPRINGFIELD” in front of cock & has date “1809” on tail. Walnut stock has deep fluted comb Triggerguard has rounded finials. Buttplate is stamped “1809” on tang. The initials “HP” are carved on right side of butt. CONDITION: bbl. has a mix of brown & dark heavy patina w/ some silver highlights. Lock is also heavy brown patina. Markings are quite clear. Feather spring & frizzen spring screws are replacements. Cock appears to be original. Stock w/ old refinish has some hand worn patina at grip & is covered w/ a lg. number of minor nocks & dings. There are no major losses of wood except for sm. piece missing at crack in front of lock plate. Bbl. channel is good w/ minor losses & a few cracks. Pitted bore. Lock will not hold at half cock, but is ok at full cock. (01-20134/MGM). ANTIQUE. $1,250-2,000.

Lot: 3311 - 1795 MUSKET TYPE II DATED 1806 ON LOCK, 1807 ON

BUTTPLATE. Cal. 69. NSN. Bbl. 45 5/8" held to stock w/ 3 spring retained bands. Standard configuration. Rear portion of bbl. Is stamped w/ “P”, eagle head & “V”. Bbl. is reconverted from percussion. Second style lock w/ straight top spur & no curl to frizzen tail, along w/ removable rounded pan & feather spring w/ sm. leaf type finial. Lock is reconverted using new parts. “US” is over an eagle in front of cock. “SPRINGFIELD” is stamped diagonally across the plate & date “1806” is at rear. Walnut stock has a deeply fluted comb. Triggerguard has rounded finials. Buttplate has 1807 date on tang. Sling loops are missing. An old stamp behind triggerguard reads “MODEL 1795”. There is a sm. “US” stamp on the left side of butt. The letters “XW” (?) are behind the sideplate. CONDITION: good as refinished. Bbl. a smooth dark brown to black patina. Lock has pewter highlights from cleaning. Stock w/ old oil refinish has sharp edges somewhat rounded. There is wood missing at bottom rear of lock plate. Bbl. channel looks good w/ minor losses. Lock will not hold at full cock. (01-20133/MGM). ANTIQUE. $1,200-1,800.

Lot: 3312 - 1795 SPRINGFIELD MUSKET TYPE I WITH 1802 DATED

BUTTPLATE. Cal. 69. NSN. Bbl. 44 1/2" w/ “P”, eagle head & “V” proofs at rear along w/ deeply stamped “AB” (?), “S” & “US”. Standard configuration. Bbl. is reconverted from percussion drum & nipple. Type one undated lock is reconverted w/ repro parts. Eagle over US is in front of cock & “SPRINGFIELD” is in an arch laterally. Walnut stock has deeply fluted comb & attaches to bbl. w/ 3 spring retained bands. Triggerguard has spear finials & buttplate is dated “1802” on tang. One piece sling loop is in stud on triggerguard, missing from central band. An old trumpet head steel ramrod is present. It looks as though there are traces of inspectors' stamps behind the sideplate. CONDITION: good as reconverted. Iron parts exhibiting dark brown patina. Breech portion of bbl. shows heavy loss due to rusting. Wood has good, old, hand worn surface w/ numerous light & heavy marks. There is a chip of wood missing from top rear behind lock plate as well as along left side of bbl. tang. Bbl. channel shows numerous losses & some repair. Rusted bore. Lock operable. (01-20132/MGM). ANTIQUE. $1,200-1,800.

Lot: 3313 - 1811 DATED US CONTRACT MUSKET & BAYONET.

Cal. 71. NSN. Bbl. 44 3/4", held to stock w/ 3 bands; rear spring retained, middle clamped on & front driven on w/ pin. Rear portion is cut for rear sight (missing) & stamped "G". Lock appears to have original flint pan w/ bridle broken off; replacement frizzen, feather spring & cock. Lock marked "O BIDWELL", "MIDDLETOWN" in front of cock & "1811" at rear. Stock w/ dished left side of comb is fitted w/ brass buttplate, trigger guard & sideplate. There is a foreign proof on left side panel. UNATTCHED ACCESSORIES: triangular bayonet w/ 15" blade that fits well. CONDITION: iron parts dark brown patina. Stock w/ old finish & hand wear. Brass toned to very dark brown. Sling loops are present, ramrod is missing. Lock is operable, does not fit mortise well. Pitted bore. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19717/JS). ANTIQUE. $800-1,200.

Lot: 3314 - SPRINGFIELD US 1795 MODEL TYPE III MUSKET DATED

1811. Cal. 69. NSN. Bbl. 42” w/ “P”, eagle head & “V” proofs along w/ “US” at rear & deeply struck indecipherable mark. Standard configuration. Type III lock w/ integral rounded pan, straight top to cock has incorrect style frizzen w/ curled toe but does have spear finial to feather spring. Bbl. & lock are reconverted from percussion. Lock w/ new parts. Lock plate is stamped “US” over eagle over "SPRINGFIELD". Tail of lock is dated “1811”. Typical stock has deeply fluted comb & attaches to bbl. w/ 3 spring retained bands. Triggerguard has rounded finials. Buttplate is stamped “1811” on tang. Stock has carved initials “IB” on left side & conjoined “HL” on right. There are also smaller initials carved “ECL” on right side. “US” mark is behind sideplate. The initials “JB” (?) & another inspectors cartouche are behind triggerguard tang. A trumpet head ramrod is present. CONDITION: good as reconverted. Bbl. cleaned to silver & gray w/ remaining brown patches has a considerable amount of fairly deep vice marks. Stock is very fine w/ hand worn patina to original oil finish. No major losses of wood are noted except right side front of bbl. channel w/ 2 fairly lg. chips. Otherwise, bbl. channel is good. (01-20135/MGM). ANTIQUE. $900-1,500.

Lot: 3315 - AMERICAN STOCKED CHARLEVILLE MUSKET WITH "US"

SURCHAGE. Cal. 73. NSN. Bbl. 44 1/2" w/ sight groove pinned to stock. French 1768 style lockplate has "US" Surcharge at tail. Walnut stock fitted w/ old French musket parts. CONDITION: all iron parts w/ deep rust & some areas cleaned leaving pitting. Stock is cracked behind bbl. tang. & down through trigger guard. Front of stock is spliced in. Lock reconverted using old parts. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19678/JS). ANTIQUE. $800-1,200.

Lot: 3316 - COMPOSITE 1795 FLINTLOCK MUSKET WITH HARPERS FERRY

TYPE 2 LOCK. Cal. 74. NSN. Bbl. 44 1/2", has no discernable markings. Lock is in original flint configuration & appears complete except for new feather spring. Eagle stamp is in front of cock & rear is stamped "HARPERS", "FERRY", "1812". Charleville style stock attaches to bbl. w/ 3 spring retained bands. Sling loops are missing. Trumpet head ramrod does not fit well. CONDITION: bbl. retains pleasing overall brown patina except breech ends which shows old file marks & considerable rusting. Lock once heavily rusted has been cleaned to silvery highlights & dark background. Stock shows entire replacement top of comb & repairs around lock. There are some losses around bbl. channel. Remnants of inspector's stamp are on left side behind sideplate. Lock is operable. Pitted bore. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19781/MGM). ANTIQUE. $800-1,200.

Lot: 3317 - 1798 CONTRACT MUSKET WITH SCARCE R. MCCORMICK

LOCK. Cal. 70. NSN. Robert McCormick was awarded a contract for 3,000 muskets, but made no recorded delivery. Correspondence exists that shows delivery by the government in 1799 of bbls., stocks, locks & ramrods w/ the purpose of being made up into muskets. What happened then is unknown. He was known to be in debtor's prison in 1801. This example has 44 1/2" bbl. w/ eagle over "CT" stamp at rear & has been converted from percussion. Lock in original flintlock configuration has had some mechanical work done including new mainspring, old replacement frizzen & possible old replacement cock. Feather spring has patina matching lockplate & has well filed dbl. ball finial. Lockplate also has unique to McCormick eagle head over "US" in front of cock. Behind cock "MCCORMICK" is marked vertically over "99". American walnut stock is unmarked & attaches to bbl. w/ 3 spring retained bands. Sling loops are present as is old button head ramrod. CONDITION: metal parts show considerable cleaning & presently have dappled appearance of brown patina & silver highlights. Stock has old lacquer or varnish finish w/ some subsequent hand wear. Stock is sound w/ no noted cracks, except for one minor one along bbl. channel on left side. Top jaw & screw are more recent than the cock. Pitted bore. PROVENA NCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19714/MGM). ANTIQUE. $1,500-2,500.

Lot: 3318 - MODEL 1803 HARPERS FERRY FLINTLOCK MUSKET

RECONVERTED FROM PERCUSSION. Cal. 54. NSN. Later production w/ 36" half rnd., half oct. bbl., front portion w/ under rib. V notch rear sight fitted. Eagle "P" & "US" proofs on upper left rear bbl. flat. Stamped on both upper left & right flats "J MCGUIRE". Lock reconverted w/ reproduction parts has eagle stamp in front of cock & is marked "HARPERS" " FERRY" "819" on tail (no 1). Walnut half stock is brass mounted w/ band & nicely shaped thimble at front, trigger guard w/ grip spur, buttplate w/ release for distinctive brass patch box on right side of butt. Left side has sm. cheek rest. CONDITION: bbl. dark brown patina, sharp edges rounded. Lock cleaned to gray brown. Wood w/ old refinish. Brass nicely toned. Bore, remarkably, is bright & shiny. There is evidence of major repair of stock through lock area w/ brass plate in cock mortise where it can't be seen & lg. area of epoxy in fill in right side plate area. Sideplate appears to be a reproduction. Lock is operable. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19713/MGM). ANTIQUE. $1,500-2,000.

Lot: 3319 - 1804 DATED CONTRACT MUSKET WITH OWNER'S NAME AND

REGIMENTAL MARKINGS. Cal. 69. NSN. Bbl. 41 3/4" w/ "P" & eagle proofs. Unmarked lock. Walnut stock & iron mts. of Charleville style. Buttplate dated 1804. Trigger guard at grip engraved "JOSPEH NICHOL 16R". CONDITION: poor to fair, reconversion. Iron parts dark brown patina. Bbl. converted from drum & nipple. Lock w/ aged cast replacement parts. Stock w/ old surfaces & hand worn patina is chipped & cracked at rear of lock & at top behind tang. Wood along bbl. channel good. Nose cap & sling loops missing. Button head ramrod is new replacement. Pitted bore. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19704/JS). ANTIQUE. $1,200-1,500.

Lot: 3320 - SCARCE 1808 CONTRACT MUSKET BY DANIEL NIPPES & CO.

Cal. 72. NSN. 1808 Contract muskets are not listed by this maker in "Flaydermans". Bbl. 43", has "P" cartouche & "M" (Marylannd?) at breech end. Lock having chamfered plate & teat has eagle stamp in front of cock & marked "NIPPES" "& CO" " PHILA" at rear. Lock is in original flint configuration. w/ bridled frizzen & feather spring w/ bulbous finial & teat. Reinforced cock is a replacement. Internal inspection shows missing sear spring. Bbl. & lock appear to have always been together. Iron mounted stock is unmarked. Incorrect bbl. bands are in place. CONDITION: bbl. dark brown to black patina w/ some heavy marks towards breech end. Lock shows some cleaning. Replacement cock has heavy pitting. Stock has old refinish & subsequent hand wear at carry points. Bbl. channel very good except for one 6" replacement on right side w/ some cracks. Lock area shows repairs around bottom front & top rear. Resin infill is at rear of bbl. tang. Pitted bore. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19737/MGM). ANTIQUE. $800-1,500.

Lot: 3321 - 1808 CONTRACT FLINTLOCK MUSKET BY JENKS

RECONVERTED FROM PERCUSSION. Cal. 69. NSN. Bbl. 44 3/4" stamped "M" at breech end. Lock marked vertically "JENKS", "RI", "1813" behind cock. American walnut stock w/ comb dished on left side, has hand carved "WD" on left side. Stock attaches to bbl. w/ 3 spring retained bands. Rear band has been dovetailed for rear sight (missing). Sling loops are missing. Button head ramrod appears to be replacement. CONDITION: metal parts heavily cleaned & pitted. Stock w/ epoxy repairs at butt from water damage. Wood replacement at top of lock mortise. Crack repair on left side of bbl. tang. Wood has been added from rear band forward. Reconversion poorly done w/ ill fitting older parts. Pitted bore. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19730/MGM). ANTIQUE. $800-1,200.

Lot: 3322 - UNKNOWN PITTSFIELD MASSACHUSETTES MILITIA

FLINTLOCK MUSKET. Cal. 69. NSN. Bbl. 42" rnd. w/ no discernible markings. 57" Overall. 1808 style lock is simply marked “H. O. / PITTSFIELD”. There are no published records we are aware of for a match to these markings. Henry Osborne was in Springfield. Jason Mills of Pittsfield sold his manufacturing facility in Pittsfield to Lemuel Pomeroy in 1808. CONDITION: good to very good overall, probable reconversion, appears original & complete w/ exception of restored sling swivels, metal all dark iron patina w/ exception of lock which is gray. Stock is well fit w/ sharp edges. Mechanically functional w/ no half cock, clear smooth bore. (01-19440/JS). ANTIQUE. $800-1,200.

Lot: 3323 - COMPOSITE 1808 TYPE MUSKET WITH MARYLAND BRAND

IN WOOD & "M" MARKED BAYONET. Cal. 69. NSN. Bbl. 45 1/8", has eagle head over "CT" proof at rear. Original flint 1808 contract lock stamped "H" on interior. Stock attaches to bbl. w/ 3 spring retained pins. Right side at balance is branded "MARYLAND". Sling loops are missing. Button head ramrod appears old. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: triangular bayonet w/ 14" blade stamped "M" at base & fits bbl. well. CONDITION: bbl. cleaned to gray brown over pitting converted from percussion. Lock cleaned to gray patina, some screws replaced. Stock w/ old refinish. Lock operable. Pitted bore. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19718/MGM). ANTIQUE. $800-1,200.

Lot: 3324 - MODEL 1808 CONTRACT MUSKET BY JENKS CUT DOWN INTO

NAVAL MUSKETOON CONVERTED FROM PRECUSSION. Cal. 69. NSN. Bbl. 30 1/2". Contract lock marked "JENK'S RI 1812". Original stock shortened. Sling loop added at tail of trigger guard & midway between remaining 2 bbl. bands. Possible contractor's stamp "ST SOPER" over anchor is on side panel. CONDITION: metal parts cleaned leaving gray brown patina over scattered darker pitting. Bbl. converted from drum & nipple. Lockplate w/ new pan, cock, etc. Stock w/ old refinish. Mechanically good. Pitted bore. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19696/MGM). ANTIQUE. $500-800.

Lot: 3325 - WONDERFULLY PRESERVED US MODEL 1816 MUSKET BY N.

STARR WITH TRANSITIONAL FEATURES BETWEEN TYPES II & III. Cal. 69. NSN. Bbl. 42". This 1832 dated musket has the traditional browned iron parts of the Type II but has the later Type III reinforced trigger guard bow. 42" bbl. stamped “US" "JM” & w/ “P” in cartouche at rear. Tang is dated 1832. Bayonet lug is on top of bbl. Case hardened lock features reinforced cock, inset brass pan, bridled frizzen w/ forward tilt to top & feather spring w/ bulbous finial. Lock stamped w/ "US" & starburst over “N. STARR” under pan & “MIDDtn" "CONN." "1832” w/ Starr device on tail of plate. Internal inspection reveals matching “M” assembly mark on all major components, including cock, frizzen, pan & lockplate. Pan stamped “XX” & matching marks are in lock mortise. Walnut stock w/ very low comb attaches to bbl. w/ 3 spring retained bands. Inspectors mark “LS” (Luther Sage) is on left side behind sideplate. Initials “DT” (Daniel Taylor) are on top of comb in front of buttplate tang, this area is also stamped “45”. Furniture is of browned iron & "US" stamp is on buttplate tang. Most likely original button head ramrod is present. CONDITION: exceptionally fine, Bbl. & other browned parts retaining over 80% of that finish w/ areas where lacquer has chipped or been worn through. Lock retains about 80% original case hardening color, thinning & graying on tail. Stock retains over 80% original oil finish w/ scattering of marks & dents. Inspector mark on left side is sharp & clear. Mark on top of comb somewhat obscured by over stamp. Bore bright & shiny. Lock crisp. Nathan Starr was awarded a contract for over 15,000 of these muskets which he made between 1829-1840 in Type III configuration. These muskets are quite rare in original flint as most were converted to percussion. This musket is worthy of the finest collection of military arms. (01-19856/MGM). ANTIQUE. $5,000-8,000.

Lot: 3326 - US MODEL 1816 MUSKET BY W. L. EVANS CONVERTED FROM

PERCUSSION. Cal. 70. NSN. Approx. 5,000 of these muskets were made by Evans. Bbl. 42 1/4", stamped "L.S", "US" & "P" at rear. Original flintlock stamped "W. L. EVENS" (Stamp maker's mistake) & "V. FORGE". There is no eagle stamp. The Date 1826 & "US" are stamped behind cock. American walnut stock is iron mounted & attaches to bbl. w/ 3 spring retained bands. There are no visible markings in wood. Sling loops are present as is trumpet head ramrod. CONDITION: metal cleaned to bright pewter gray over scattered pitting. Wood w/ old refinish & scraped surfaces. Stock appears sound w/ no noted cracks or losses. Lock is operable. Pitted bore. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19754/MGM). ANTIQUE. $1,200-1,500.

Lot: 3327 - HARPERS FERRY MODEL 1816 US PERCUSSION CONVERSION

MUSKET. Cal. 69. NSN. Bbl. 42" w/ band attached blade front sight & 2 leaf rear sight. Harpers Ferry marked lock w/ 1838 date. 3 Band fastened walnut stock w/ iron buttplate, trigger guard, sideplate & fittings. Button tipped ramrod. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: bayonet w/ 16" triangular blade socket is stamped "X /A / 81". CONDITION: cleaned gray metal showing light pitting & corrosion. Sanded & refinished stock has dark oiled appearance w/ dents & handling marks w/ sm. crack & chip behind lock. Sound lock. Nipple is beaten flat. Bore shows light pitting. (01-19998/DS). ANTIQUE. $1,200-1,800.

Lot: 3328 - US SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1816 MUSKET CONVERTED TO A

RIFLE & MAYNARD TAPE PRIMER BY FRANKFORD ARSENAL USING REMINGTON LOCK. Cal. 69. NSN. Bbl. 42”. Over 20,000 muskets were converted this way. Bbls. were rifled w/ 3 shallow grooves, new breech sections w/ bolsters were installed, new locks w/ Maynard tape priming device were supplied by Remington. Left side of the bbl. is stamped “N.J”. (2,000 of these muskets were supplied to the state of New Jersey). Remington lock is marked w/ Ilion address & “1858” date. New breech is also dated “1858”. Walnut stock w/ low comb is fitted w/ triggerguard w/ rounded finials & steel buttplate marked “US” on tang. Stock attaches to bbl. w/ 3 spring retained bands. Retaining springs are in front of the center & rear band. Sling loops are attached to a boss on triggerguard bow & center band. A button head ramrod is present. Inspectors mark “GS” (?) is behind the sideplate. CONDITION: very good. Iron parts cleaned gray/brown. Stock w/ what appears to be the original finish has numerous marks & dings. There are no major wood losses noted. Bore is good, relatively shiny. Lock is crisp. Priming system operable. (01-20137/MGM). ANTIQUE. $1,500-2,500.

Lot: 3329 - MODEL 1816 CONTRACT US MUSKET BY OSBORNE OF

SPRINGFIELD, MASS. Cal. 70. NSN. Bbl. 42" w/ distinct horizontal eagle head proof at rear. Lock appears to be original flint w/ matching assembly numbers on pan, frizzen & lockplate. Lock signature is of Flayderman 3rd Variation w/ sm. eagle head over "SPRINGFIELD", contractor's name not present. Stock is unmarked & fastens to bbl. by 3 spring retained bands. Rear sling loop new, front loop is a ring. Ramrod w/ button head is present. CONDITION: bbl. cleaned showing silver highlights under brown freckled background. Eagle proof clear. Does not appear to be converted, but breech area cleaned & has heat discoloration. Lock internals show replacement mainspring & added bridle. Exterior shows shows smooth gray to brown patina. Stock finish renewed over old marks. Stock w/ some minor cracks in front of lock mortise is broken through in front of rear band due to presence of a knot & has subsequent repair. Lock operable. Bore pitted. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19804/MGM). ANTIQUE. $1,000-1,500.

Lot: 3330 - MODEL 1816 SPRINGFIELD TYPE III MUSKET DATED

1839. Cal. 69. NSN. Bbl. 42". Standard configuration. Nearly all flintlock muskets of this period were converted to percussion before issue. This example has 42" bbl. Retained by 3 spring retained bands. Springs are in front of mid & rear bands. Breech end of bbl. is stamped w/ “P”, eagle head & “V” proofs. Tang is stamped “1839”. Bbl. is converted to percussion w/ nipple on top right of bbl. Lock marked “SPRINGFIELD 1839” on tail has “US” & eagle in front of replacement hammer. Remnants of pan have been filled & filed flat. Walnut stock has low, unfluted comb. Triggerguard has rounded ends & is stamped “EH”. Buttplate is stamped “US” on tang. Inspectors initials “JBS” & “AJB” are behind triggerguard tang & “EG” & “LW” are behind sideplate. Sling loops are fitted to rounded boss on triggerguard bow & central band. A trumpet head ramrod is present. CONDITION: very good to fine. Metal parts cleaned to silver gray leaving pinprick pitting overall. Stock retains nearly all of its original finish w/ numerous scratches & bumps. Inspectors marks are crisp. There are no major wood losses, only a few minor chips along bbl. channel. Good bore. Lock is operable. (01-20136/MGM). ANTIQUE. $800-1,200.

Lot: 3331 - 1816 US MUSKET BY W. L. EVANS RECONVERTED FROM

PERCUSSION. Cal. 70. NSN. Bbl. 42", stamped "LS" "US" & w/ "P" cartouche at rear, "1830" is on tang. Lock marked "W.L. EVENS", Eagle stamp & "V.FORGE" under pan & "1830" "US" on tail. Lock reconverted from percussion w/ old pan & cock. Frizzen is a casting. Unmarked American walnut stock attaches to bbl. w/ 3 spring retained bands. Mountings are iron, tang of buttplate stamped "US". Sling loops are present along w/ old button head ramrod. CONDITION: metal parts w/ dark brown patina. Wood w/ old surface possibly original. Repaired cracks are on both sides running from lock area forward & upward to bbl. channel. There are other shrinkage cracks around buttplate. Lock is operable. Pitted bore. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19753/MGM). ANTIQUE. $800-1,200.

Lot: 3332 - FINE 1839 DATED SPRINGFIELD FLINTLOCK MUSKET.

Cal. 69. NSN. Bbl. 42". Standard Model 1816 flintlock musket w/ crisp lock, stock & bbl. markings. CONDITION: very good to fine as reconverted from percussion to flint, apparently utilizing some original parts. Replacement Model 1842 ramrod. Lock is smooth w/ crisp markings. Bbl. has dark patina w/ discernable proofs & dates. Stock is very nice w/ 2 bright inspector cartouches. Opposite lock & additional inspection rear of trigger guard. Mechanically crisp w/ smooth, rusty bore (01-19446/JS). ANTIQUE. $700-900.

Lot: 3333 - HEWES & PHILLIPS SPRINGFIELD US MODEL 1816

PERCUSSION CONVERSION MUSKET Cal. 69. NSN. Bbl. 42" rnd. w/ band mounted blade front sight & 2 leaf rear sight. Breech end of bbl. date 1862 w/ "H&P" markings on bolster. Conversion work of Hewes & Phillips, Newark, NJ. 1822 Dated Springfield conversion lock. 3 Band walnut stock w/ iron fittings & button tipped ramrod. Side plate has "S" inspection mark. CONDITION: metal has cleaned gray brown appearance showing sm. dents & handling marks. Stock has age darkened worn appearance w/ numerous dents & marks having chips around lock, tang & forearm areas. Lock will not go to full cock position & will drop from half cock. Dark pitted bore. (01-19472/DS). ANTIQUE. $700-1,000.

Lot: 3334 - 1836 DATED HARPERS FERRY FLINTLOCK MUSKET.

Cal. 69. NSN. Standard configuration w/ 42" bbl. CONDITION: good to very good overall. Appears complete & original, broken front sling swivel, replaced ramrod & frizzen spring. Mixed dark patinas. Stock has old refinish w/ repaired hairline opposite lock & chipping along lock. (01-19445/JS). ANTIQUE. $800-1,200.

Lot: 3335 - 1820 DATED ASA WATERS CONTRACT MODEL 1816

FLINTLOCK MUSKET. Cal. 69 smooth bore. NSN. Bbl. 42" rnd. Standard configuration of the scarce early Waters contract. Bbl. has “PV”, eagle head proofs, 1820 dated tang, accompanied by Model 1842 bayonet. CONDITION: fair to good overall, appears to be a reconversion using some original parts. Bbl. date is added. Reproduction ramrod. Stock has repaired wrist, bayonet is good w/ “US” surcharge. (01-19439/JS). ANTIQUE. $700-900.

Lot: 3336 - 2 US CONTRACT MUSKETS CONVERTED TO PERCUSSION.

1) 1831 DATED 1816 PERCUSSION CONVERSION MUSKET. Cal. 69. NSN. Bbl. 42", has "NJ" stamp at rear & is fitted w/ 1863 rifle sight. Lockplate w/ 1861 style percussion hammer stamped "MIDDN?" "CONN" "?831". Iron mounted walnut stock attaches to bbl. by 3 spring retained bands & is carved "QF" on left side behind sideplate. CONDITION: metal deeply pitted brown patina, cock replaced. Wood w/ marks & repairs. (01-19757/MGM). 2) US 1816 MUSKET BY HARPERS FERRY. Cal. 69. NSN. Bbl. 42", unmarked ("1836" on tang) & converted w/ drum & nipple. Lockplate w/ sm. eagle over "US" in front of hammer, marked "HARPERS" " FERRY" "1836" on tail. Walnut stock w/ iron fittings attaches to bbl. by 3 spring retained bands & is unmarked except for owner's stamp on toeline. CONDITION: metal parts have pitted dark brown patina. Wood w/ old surfaces has many marks & dings. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19758/MGM). ANTIQUE. $600-1,000.

Lot: 3337 - 1808 US CONTRACT FLINTLOCK MUSKET BY I. BROAD.

Cal. 69. NSN. Bbl. 45", stamped "1817" on top near breech end which is also stamped "P" & "M". There is another very deep stamping (DH ?). Lock appears to be in original flint & is marked "I BROAD" w/ 5 point star in front of deeply chamfered reinforced cock. Rounded pan is integral, frizzen is bridled, feather spring has foliate finial. American walnut stock attaches to bbl. w/ spring retained bands & there are no noted markings. CONDITION: metal parts have some slightly cleaned old surfaces w/ some evident pitting. Wood w/ old refinish & subsequent wear, appears sound w/ some minor cracking around top of lock mortise. Bbl. channel wood is good. Sling loops are present. Ramrod is missing. Lock will not cock. Pitted bore. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19703/MGM). ANTIQUE. $1,500-2,200.

Lot: 3338 - 1808 CONTRACT FLINTLOCK MUSKET BY UNKNOWN MAKER.

Cal. 69. NSN. Bbl. 42" stamped "P" & "M" at breech end as well as "??1817". Contract type lock w/ reinforced cock, bridled frizzen & feather spring w/ lozenge shaped finial is unmarked. Figured American walnut stock is also unmarked & attaches to bbl. w/ 3 spring retained bands. Rear sling loop is missing. Trumpet shaped ramrod appears original. CONDITION: fair to good. Metal parts heavily cleaned to silver gray w/ considerable scattered pitting. Stock w/ old heavy refinish exhibits many marks & fairly deep dings. Perimeters of lock mortise show repairs & cracks w/ some minor losses along bbl. channel. Lock is operable, but far from crisp. Pitted bore. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19727/MGM). ANTIQUE. $800-1,200.

Lot: 3339 - US MODEL 1817 COMMON RIFLE BY H. DERRINGER

RECONVERTED FROM PERCUSSION. Cal. 60 (bored out). NSN. Bbl. 35 1/2", has "P"& "F" stamps at breech end & dovetailed through rear sight. Lock marked "US" "H. DERRINGER" "PHILLADa", has been reconverted using old original parts. Banded on stock has distinctive scroll grip & oval patch box on left side. Buttplate stamped "US". CONDITION: metal parts w/ dark brown patina except patchbox which has been cleaned to pewter. Stock refinished w/ all new wood from 3" behind rear band to muzzle cap. Lock will not hold at full cock. Rusted bore. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19725/MGM). ANTIQUE. $500-800.

Lot: 3340 - EARLY AMERICAN FLINTLOCK MUSKET RECONVERTED

FROM PERCUSSION. Cal. 78. NSN. Bbl. 46 1/4", marked "NO 299" on top. Lock w/ deeply arched & Chamfered plate has been reconverted w/ newer reinforced cock, faceted pan, unbridled frizzen & new feather spring. Robust walnut stock has deeply fluted comb, raised carving around bbl. tang, palm swell & is brass mounted. Mounts are early style w/ long top tang to buttplate engraved "A". Stock is pinned to bbl. Sling loops are missing & old tapered ramrod is present through faceted brass pipes. CONDITION: bbl. w/ old brown patina showing cleaning at breech end. As said before, lock reconverted. Rear portion of stock has attractive older surfaces. Wood replaced from thimble forward. Cleaned brass is toning nicely. Lock is operable. Pitted bore. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19750/MGM). ANTIQUE. $800-1,200.

Lot: 3341 - ATTRACTIVE FLINTLOCK FOWLER/FUSIL WITH LOCK

MARKED "SHARPE" HAS PRESENTATION PLAQUE IN STOCK. Cal. 65. NSN. Bbl. 39 1/2" half oct., unmarked, "1826" is deeply stamped on tang. Good quality lock w/ slightly raised plate & rebated tail features serpentine cock, semi waterproof pan, bridled frizzen & roller on feather spring w/ bulbous finial. Bbl. & lock are in original flint. Well figured walnut stock extends to w/in 3" of muzzle & attaches to bbl. w/ 3 brass side bolts through shaped rectangular escutcheons. Stock is brass mounted. Triggerguard & buttplate w/ some scroll engraving. Steel ramrod w/ brass trumpet head mts. through 3 flared pipes & matching thimble. Right side of butt has later silver inlay of drooped head heraldic eagle over rectangular presentation plate inscribed "Awarded to Jacob W Van Deern Sgt. by the 7th Company National Guards, Commanded by Capt Charles B Spicer in the 27 Regt N.Y..S.A., for his superior skill at target firing. Aug 16 1826". CONDITION: fine as refinished. Bbl. & lock cleaned to bright silver. Lock markings nearly eradicated. Stock w/ old oil refinish & some repaired cracks in front of lockplate, is otherwise sound. Brass w/ worn surfaces is nicely toned. Presentation inlay has considerable polishing wear. Newer brass tacks are toned. Lock is good, mainspring weak. Bores good, shiny. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19710/MGM). ANTIQUE. $800-1,200.

Lot: 3342 - AMERICAN CLUB BUTT FLINTLOCK FOWLER.

Cal. 76. NSN. Bbl. 42 5/8". Unmarked French-style flintlock reconverted. Walnut swan neck stock has some age & is iron mounted. Trigger guard having finger grooves. Sheet metal buttplate. Stock extends to w/in 6" of muzzle & attaches w/ 2 iron bands & leather thong wrapping. CONDITION: bbl. dark brown deeply pitted patina converted from percussion. Lockplate dark. All new external parts. Stock w/ old finish has good hand worn patina at grip & forend. Front portion of stock missing w/ old whittled transition. Lock operable. Pitted bore. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19720/MGM). ANTIQUE. $800-1,200.

Lot: 3343 - MARYLAND (?) CONTRACT FLINTLOCK MILITIA MUSKET

RECONVERTED FROM PERCUSSION. Cal. 71. NSN. Bbl. 37 1/2" stamped w/ “P” proof & “M” along w/ “L. H 1836” on breech end. Lock marked “LONDON WARRANTED” has stamped engraving. Bbl. & lock have been reconverted. Lock w/ cast parts. American walnut stock extends to w/ in 4" of muzzle w/ brass cap & is pinned to bbl. Furniture is brass. Buttplate has rack no. “58” deeply stamped on top tang. Iron ramrod mounts through 2 flared & beaded brass pipes & matching thimble. CONDITION: very good as reconverted. Bbl. has dark brown patina. Lock plate shows heat discoloration. Stock exhibits fine, hand worn patina in its original oil finish. Brass is nicely toned. Dark, pitted bore. Lock weak. Stock is sound except for 1/2" crack at top of sideplate. (01-19473/MGM). ANTIQUE. $500-1,000.

Lot: 3344 - COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA 1797 MUSKET CONVERTED

TO PERCUSSION. Cal. 69. NSN. Bbl. 44 5/8", has eagle "P" proof at rear & attaches to stock w/ 3 spring retained bands. Bbl. converted to percussion w/ drum & nipple. Lock w/ chamfered plate has file decoration across tail which has later "CP" stamping. Walnut stock w/ fluted comb, has iron mts. w/ newly stamped "CP" on right side behind sideplate. CONDITION: iron parts w/ old deeply rusted patina. Stock basically sound w/ old surface has minor losses in front of lock & w/ crack & loss of wood on left side above sideplate. One lock screw is missing. 1 Bbl. band spring is broken & top missing. No ramrod is present. Pitted bore. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19685/MGM). ANTIQUE. $300-500.

Lot: 3345 - OUTSTANDING MASSIVE AMERICAN SILVER & IVORY

MOUNTED WAR OF 1812 SABER. This incredible silver mounted Philadelphia federal era saber has rare early American blue & gold decorated blade w/ unique design of large script “US of A” vertical on blade. There are a handful of swords known by this unknown Philadelphia swordsmith w/ same decorated blade motifs & hand chased repousse silver mounts, no two the same but having the same theme. Research one day no doubt will identify him. His products were made during or just before the war of 1812, as there are at least 2 identified War of 1812 used examples. (see attached file) This sword is pictured and described in Dan Hartzler’s 2015 text “American Silver Hilted, Revolutionary & Early Federal Swords”. Hartzler describes this sword & another by the same unknown maker as “the ultimate”. “The features of the hilt, grip & scabbard revealed a heavy influence of sophistication” the oversized hilt has bird’s head pommel, checkered ivory grip, languet w/ spread wing eagle, engraved quillon & ferrule. Scabbard is mounted w/ 3 oversized sheet silver mounts w/ unique high relief repousse patriotic design, full standing Lady Liberty holding liberty cap on pole w/ panoply of flags in the background having an eagle flying above w/ wreath in its beak; stunning high relief panoply of arms w/ large spread wing eagle on cross cannons & the forward flag showing 8 pointed stars. The bottom mount is florally engraved w/ three dimensional snake utilized as blade of drag. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: Pdf of Hartzler's 2015 text. CONDITION: very good overall, blade retains most of its original blue and gold decoration w/ scattered areas of staining. Scabbard is solid and silver mounts are fine as can be seen in photos w/ patina. (02-15950). $14,000-$20,000.

Lot: 3346 - MERCHANT CUTLASS WITH PARTIAL TINNED IRON SCABBARD

SCABBARD. Overall length: 28 1/2". Blade length: 23". Plain, single fullered blade. Sheet iron crossguard & knuckle bow. Plain, chamfered wood grip. Partial, tinned iron scabbard w/ about 7" missing. CONDITION: blade has a dark gray mottled patina w/ areas of pitting concentrated near the tip. There are several sm. nicks to the edge of the blade. Hilt has a dark, nearly black patina & has the remains of black paint. Original wood grip shows wear & a few worm holes. Scabbard is missing 7" & has a repair 13" down from the throat. An interesting early merchant cutlass. (02-15847/BF). $800-1,200.

Lot: 3347 - AMERICAN 18TH CENTURY IRON HILTED HANGER.

Overall length: 29 1/2". Blade length: 24 3/4". A nice, likely American hanger, possibly of the Revolutionary War period. Plain, flat blade. Iron hilt w/ down turned scallop shell guard. Rounded iron knuckle bow & crossguard down turned quillon. Turned wood grip. No scabbard. CONDITION: blade has a dark mottled patina & has a 1/2" crack 9" up from the tip. Hilt is very solid. Grip shows wear but remains undamaged. (02-15844/BF). 700-900.

Lot: 3348 - NAPOLEONIC ERA BRITISH OFFICER’S SWORD IDENTIFIED

& DATED. Overall length: 29". Blade length: 24 1/4". Plain, flat, wide blade w/ solid brass, plain, “D” guard hilt. Sharkskin grip. Backstrap is engraved, “LT J.D. ELLIOTT. 1813”. No scabbard. CONDITION: blade has a medium gray cleaned finish. Hilt is generally solid but guard is a bit loose. No wire wrap. Sharkskin is quite worn. (02-15848 /BF). $700-1,000.

Lot: 3349 - BRITISH PATTERN 1751 INFANTRY SWORD, 1 LANCE & 1

SPEAR. 1) 1751 SWORD. Overall length: 29 7/8". Blade length: 24 3/8". Plain, single fullered, curved blade stamped on 1 side “(crown) 2”. The other side is marked, “DEAKIN” 3" up from the hilt & “B (broad arrow) O” adjacent to the hilt. Solid coppery brass hilt w/ diagonal twist grip. Bulbous pommel & 2 branch guard. Underside of guard is engraved, “Mx Y”. No scabbard. CONDITION: blade has a dark patina but is relatively undamaged. Hilt is quite loose but shows no major faults. Hilt shows traces of gilding in protected areas. 2) LANCE. Overall length: 75 1/2" w/ a 13" iron head. Haft is finished wood w/ gold painted highlights. CONDITION: head has a dark patina. Haft shows normal wear w/ some loss of gold paint. 3) SPEAR. Overall length: 80 1/2" w/ a 15" head. The spear possibly originates from the African continent. The haft may be an early replacement but fits the head well & has a pleasing appearance. CONDITION: head has a dark iron finish mixed w/ areas of deep red oxidation. Haft is strong w/ minor scuffs & scrapes. (02-15428/BF). $700-1,000.

Lot: 3350 - BRITISH M1742 HANGER WITH SCABBARD ENGRAVED TO THE

2ND REGIMENT. Overall length: 30 1/4". Blade length: 24 1/2". Plain blade w/ narrow fuller at the top edge. Solid brass hilt. 2 Branch basket guard. Spiral fluted grip. Partial incorrect scabbard. CONDITION: blade is heavily rusted & oxidized. The remnants of a British proof are visible at the ricasso. Hilt is loose & a bit misshaped w/ a missing quillon. Underside of guard is engraved, “2 D- D = REGT=”. Scabbard is quite early but incorrect for this sword. At least the bottom 3" is missing. (02-15843/BF). $600-800.

Lot: 3351 - 2 FOREIGN SWORDS.

1) FRENCH ROOSTER HILT PIONEER OR SAPPER SHORT SWORD. Overall length: 29". Blade length: 23". Plain, flat blade w/ solid brass hilt. Hilt has an S shaped guard & crossed axes between the branches of the guard. Pommel is a fully formed rooster’s head. No scabbard. CONDITION: blade has a mottled patina w/ scattered, heavy oxidation. Hilt is well formed & shows a mellow patina. (02-15845/BF). 2) ETHNIC SHORT SWORD OF ISLAND OR COLONIAL POSSESSION ORIGIN. Overall length: 22". Blade length: 17 3/4". Plain, flat blade. Sheet iron guard & knuckle bow. 2 Piece incised wood grip is held on w/ 2 iron rivets on each side. No scabbard. CONDITION: blade is rusted as is the hilt. Grips are complete but show a few sm. drying cracks. (02-15846/BF). $500-900.

Lot: 3352 - US EAGLE POMMEL SABER.

Overall length: 36 3/4". Blade length: 31". Single fullered blade w/ gold highlighted etching on a blued field. Etching includes various military & foliate motifs. Silvered brass hilt has an American eagle on the front languet. Plain crossguard & knuckle bow w/ an eagle head pommel. Wire wrapped, “certifiably antique ivory” grip. Silvered brass scabbard w/ hanging chains attached. CONDITION: blade retains 95% blue & gold decoration. Balance of the blade has a light gray, slightly mottled patina. Hilt is loose, but retains 50% of its original silver plate. The end of the quillon has been broken off but is included w/ the saber. Grip has a sm. chip at the inside of the pommel. Wire is complete. Scabbard plating is 25% intact. Scabbard body has a few shallow dents. Hanging chains show wear but are undamaged. (02-13962/BF). $400-700.

Lot: 3353 - US M1812/13 CAVALRY SABER BY NATHAN STARR.

Overall length: 40". Blade length: 33 3/4". Plain blade is stamped at the hilt, “P / HHP / N. STARR”. Iron hilt w/ plain guard, knuckle bow & pommel. Leather grip. Iron scabbard. CONDITION: blade has a medium gray mottled patina as does the hilt. Grip shows wear but is nearly 100% intact. Scabbard has a black finish w/ scattered oxidation. (02-15938/BF). $400-600.

Lot: 3354 - US M1818 NCO SWORD BY NATHAN STARR.

Overall length: 32". Blade length: 25 3/4". Plain blade w/ a single fuller is stamped horizontally at the hilt, “N STARR / US / P” over an upside down “ET”. Iron hilt w/ plain guard, knuckle bow & pommel. Leather grip. Iron scabbard. CONDITION: blade has a medium gray lightly mottled patina. The hilt has a dark oxidized patina. Grip is 90% complete. Scabbard has an oxidized finish w/ a few shallow dents. Frog button is missing. (02-15940/BF). $400-600.

Lot: 3355 - US M1812/13 CAVALRY SABER BY NATHAN STARR.

Overall length: 40". Blade length: 33 1/2". Plain blade is stamped at the hilt, “P / HHP / N. STARR / O”. Iron hilt w/ plain guard, knuckle bow & pommel. Leather grip. Iron scabbard w/ black painted finish. CONDITION: blade has a medium gray mottled patina. The hilt has a medium gray/brown lightly mottled patina. Grip shows wear but is 95% complete. Scabbard finish is 85% intact. (02-15939/BF). $400-600.

Lot: 3356 - EARLY 19TH CENTURY BRITISH PILLOW POMMEL SWORD.

Overall length: 30". Blade length: 25 5/8". This is an example of an early British sword for a senior NCO or a junior officer dating from 1795-1820. Single fullered blade is heavily stamped on each side w/ a crown over “GR”. Simple brass hilt featuring a lobed guard w/ drop quillon end. Knuckle bow is also plain w/ 8 facet pillow pommel at the top. Vertically reeded horn grip. No scabbard. CONDITION: blade has a dark mottled patina w/ scattered areas of light pitting. Hilt is a bit loose w/ a pleasing dark patina on all brass parts. Grip is undamaged. (02-15643/BF). $400-600.

Lot: 3357 - US M1812/13 CAVALRY SABER BY NATHAN STARR.

Overall length: 40". Blade length: 33 7/8". Plain blade is stamped at the hilt, “P / HHP” horizontally. Iron hilt w/ plain guard, knuckle bow & pommel. Leather grip. Iron scabbard. CONDITION: blade has a dark gray brown mottled patina w/ a few nicks to the edge. The hilt has a dark oxidized patina. Grip shows heavy wear & is 70% intact. Scabbard has a dark oxidized finish & has a period repair 16" up from the tip. Scabbard also has several shallow dents concentrated near the drag. (02-15937/BF). $350-500.

Lot: 3358 - US M1818 CAVALRY SABER BY NATHAN STARR.

Overall length: 38". Blade length: 31 3/4". Plain blade w/ a single fuller is stamped at the hilt, “US / P / LS / N. STARR”. Iron hilt w/ plain guard, knuckle bow & pommel. Leather grip. Iron scabbard w/ black painted finish. CONDITION: blade has a medium gray mottled patina. The hilt has a dark gray/brown patina. Grip shows wear but is 90%+ complete. Scabbard finish is 85% intact & may be enhanced. There is a notable dent near the drag. (02-15936/BF). $350-550.

Lot: 3359 - VERY FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE CIRCA 1690 CARTRIDGE

BREECH LOADING FLINTLOCK MAGAZINE PRIMED HOLSTER PISTOL BY THE ESTEEMED ANDREAS REINHOLD (ANDREW) DOLEP OF LONDON. This interesting & innovative pistol has 13" octagon to round bbl. w/ chased raised tear drops & flame decorations at breech end & transitions to round w/ 2 wedding bands. A large silver front bead is soldered to muzzle end. Top rear flat is engraved “DOLEP”.

Lot: 3360 - CASED PAIR OF BRITISH FLINTLOCK BELT PISTOLS

BY RIVIERE. Cal. 62. NSN. Bbl. 8". Isaac Riviere worked in London between 1809-1851. These pistols have 8" twist oct. bbls. engraved “LONDON” on tops. Engraved breech irons have integral U-notch rear sights. Locks w/ line engraved chamfered plates, rebated tails & sliding safeties are fitted w/ serpentine cocks, semi-water proof pans, bridled frizzens & roller feather springs w/ bulbous finials. Lockplates engraved “RIVIERE”. Dense walnut stocks w/ checkered fishtail grips extend to muzzles & attach to bbls. w/ captive side bolts w/ out escutcheons. Iron trigger guards have pineapple finials. Rosewood ramrods. One plain, the other w/ worm on tail, mount through beaded iron pipes & matching thimbles. Steel belt hooks are affixed to left sides. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: guns are housed in oak case w/ dual pendant hook closure w/ ovolo molded top which has folding flush mounted D handle. Interior is lined in pilled green cloth & has lg. paper Riviere label in lid which has 315 Oxford Street London address (after 1818). Case contains copper & brass combination powder, ball & flint flask, combination cleaning rod/worm, 2 covered compartments w/ matching cloth on covers & bone knobs hold wad punch marked “16” & some cast balls. CONDITION: bbls. retaining over 90% good quality rebrown, other metal parts show cleaning to silver & furniture w/ subsequent new brown finish. Stocks retain most of their original finish w/ numerous light marks & a few heavier. Checkering lightly worn. Bores are fine. Mechanically fine. Case exterior shows considerable wear & handling & is refinished. Interior cloth is quite good w/ minor rubs & marks. Label lightly foxed w/ losses from contact w/ lock parts & another area at right which is somewhat tattered. Partitions are good. Accessories good. Loading rod has newly turned head. (01-19869/MGM). ANTIQUE. $6,000-9,000.

Lot: 3361 - FINE & ORIGINAL PAIR OF BRASS BARRELLED FLINTLOCK

PISTOLS W/ FOLDING BAYONETS, MARKED "THOMAS & STORRS, LONDON, CIRCA 1820". Cal. 18 Ga. Approx. 64. NSN. 13-1/2" Overall w/ 8" oct. bbls. Top flats marked "London" w. commercial Birmingham proofs on left side of breech. Pistols are mounted w/ spring loaded, top mounted steel folding bayonets, retained by sliding bolts on bbl tangs. Locks are engraved "Thomas & Storrs" w/ border engraving; also sunburst & floral engraving. Locks are fitted w/ flat serpentine unsupported cock, sliding safeties, bridled roller frizzen; waterproof pans, frizzen springs w/ rounded finials. Walnut stocks are brass mounted w/ vacant oval silver thumb plates. The stock is attached to bbl. w/ 2 keys (no escutcheons), brass tipped ramrods retain worms & appear to be original. Brass trigger guard terminates w/ engraved pineapple finials; the bows are engraved. CONDITION: very good to fine. Brass w/ old polish displays light mustard patina; iron & steel is mostly gray w/ traces of finish in protected areas. The beautiful walnut stocks are sound & solid w/ scattered & minor cosmetic blemishes consistent w/ age & use; small area of smooth shallow gouging (more like denting w/ NO raised grain) between back end of trigger guard & lock plateau that is not offensive. Mechanically fine; clear, smooth bores. (01-20162). ANTIQUE. $5,500-7,500.

Lot: 3362 - ELEGANT AND VERY FINE CIRCA 1750 FREDRICH JAKOB

BOSLER FLINTLOCK PISTOL MADE WITH ELABORATE SPANISH BARREL. Cal. 56. NSN. Bbl. 12 1/2". 18" Overall, stippled oct. to rnd. bbl., chisel engraved beaded wedding band transition w/ gold insets of maker Diego Esquibel, Madrid 1734. Engraved lock signed “F. J. BOSLER / a Darmstadt”, unsupported serpentine cock, unbridled frizzen, faceted pan, chamfered edges, long rebated tail. Silver plated brass mounted stock w/ raised arabesque scroll carving behind tang & forward of triggerguard. Incised carved wood trigger guard covered by ornate engraved brass w/ raised wood molding. Thumb plate has crown over panoply of arms w/ oval inset unknown crest. Lock escutcheons in the shape of dolphins. Bosler who worked from about 1740-1790 was well known German gun maker who often used high quality beautifully sculpted Spanish or Italian bbls. such as on this elaborate showpiece. CONDITION: fine to very fine overall, bbl. retains most of its brown finish & gold insets, lock has smooth mottled gray/brown patina. Brass mounts retain varying amounts of thin silver plate. Stock is sound & solid w/ old varnish blending in a couple expert repaired cracks. Mechanically fine though mainspring is weak, clear smooth bore. (01-19988/JS). ANTIQUE. $4,000-5,000.

Lot: 3363 - FINE QUALITY MID 18TH CENTURY FRENCH FLINTLOCK

PISTOL. Cal. 57. NSN. Bbl. 8 3/4" oct. to swamped rnd. w/ gold damascened decoration on top. Lock w/ chamfered & elongated plate has serpentine cock, inset faceted pan, unbridled frizzen & feather spring w/ bulbous finial. There is some good quality engraving at tail & indecipherable maker’s name & “PARIS” under pan. Walnut stock is carved w/ raised fields around all major components & w/ relief scroll behind bbl. tang & thimble. Beads are carved along ramrod & bbl. channels. Furniture is iron & nicely engraved. Knob butt cap has side spurs, trigger guard has foliate finial & broad side plate has fancy file shaping. Baleen ramrod w/ bone tip & steel tail is held by beaded pipe & matching thimble. CONDITION: bbl. w/ traces of original blue finish is mostly brown. There is considerable loss to damascening. Lock & iron furniture have old brown surfaces w/ light cleaning showing silver highlights. Stock w/ most of an old, possibly original finish has numerous marks & appears sound w/ no noted cracks or repairs. Rusted bore, lock good. Further study of maker’s name may be profitable. (01-19434/MGM). ANTIQUE. $1,500-2,000.

Lot: 3364 - ATTRACTIVE BRASS BARREL & LOCK AUSTRIAN FLINTLOCK

PISTOL. Cal. 50. NSN. Bbl. 12" tapered rnd., has filed in top rib which is engraved "IN, DEN," "RosENTHAL" (referring to a portion of the Alps between Salzburg & Innsbruck, Northern Austria). Lock w/ chamfered brass plate features integral pan, serpentine steel cock, unbridled frizzen & feather spring w/ foliate finial. Stock appears to be of dense lightly figured European walnut & is brass mounted; trigger w/ fluted bow, heavy butt cap & fancy outlined sideplate. Mounts & lockplate are semi relief engraved w/ scroll. Stock extends to muzzle w/ horn tip & has incised line carving around furniture & bbl. tang. Horn tipped ramrod is held by oct. mid pipe & brass thimble, stock is pinned to bbl. CONDITION: brass w/ old cleaning is toned back to mustard brown. Cock & frizzen cleaned to silver. Stock w/ fairly old finish is shiny & shows old repairs w/ added wood rnd. butt cap. Mechanically good. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19688/MGM). ANTIQUE. $1,200-1,500.

Lot: 3365 - VICTORIAN ERA COPY OF RARE 17TH CENTURY FRANCOIS

POUMEROL WHEELLOCK PISTOL. Cal. 49. NSN. Early wheellock w/ relief engraved dog's head on tail, floral engraved pan & dog spring w/ file decoration has added half rnd., half oct. bbl. engraved "F Poumeral 1614" on top flat. Lock wheel retaining piece appears to be of silver alloy & is relief cast w/ acanthus & mythological head decoration. Later walnut stock w/ faceted oct. ball butt is pinned to bbl. & has contemporary made steel furniture. Butt & portions of stock have brass & silver tack decoration. Lock is definitely old. Bbl. & stock probably date from the late 19th century. CONDITION: bbl., trigger guard & sideplate w/ aged gray patina. Iron parts of lock show minor loss from oxidation, some internal parts replaced. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19681/JS). ANTIQUE. $2,000-3,000.

Lot: 3366 - ORNATE ITALIAN SNAPHAUNCE PISTOL.

Cal. 52. NSN. Bbl. 8 3/4" part oct., unmarked. Snaphaunce lock also unmarked on exterior. Lock & all iron mountings including broad trigger plate, strapped grip cap, lg. sideplate & grip escutcheon are deeply chased & engraved w/ open scrolling acanthus w/ floral & mythological dragon motifs. Walnut stock has ebony finish. CONDITION: iron parts heavily cleaned to silver w/ considerable pitting scattered overall. Stock is shiny & has many epoxy repairs well hidden by heavy new finish. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19690/MGM). ANTIQUE. $1,500-2,500.

Lot: 3367 - BRITISH FLINTLOCK BELT PISTOL BY BARNETT.

Cal. 62. NSN. Bbl. 7" oct. engraved “LONDON” on top flat. Sm. lock w/ slightly chamfered plate has relieved tail & is fitted w/ high breasted serpentine cock, semi-water proof pan, bridled frizzen & roller feather spring. Lock is fitted w/ back sliding safety. Walnut stock extends nearly to muzzle, has checkered bag grip & attaches to bbl. w/ 2 captive side nails w/ out escutcheons. Iron trigger guard has stylized pineapple finial & rosewood ramrod mounts through beaded pipe & matching thimble. A steel belt hook is on left side. CONDITION: iron parts cleaned to silver gray over some pitting. Stock retains most of its original finish w/ some marks & scratches. Fair to good bore w/ some pitting. Lock operable, cock replaced. (01-19436/MGM). ANTIQUE. $800-1,200.

Lot: 3368 - EARLY BELGIAN FLINTLOCK PISTOL.

Cal. 65. NSN. Bbl. 10" swamped w/ turned rings at rear & midpoint. Very early lock w/ arched rounded plate has serpentine hammer, inset rounded pan, unbridled frizzen & feather spring w/ long foliate finial. Lock, in front of cock, is engraved “A ‘ LIEGE”. Walnut stock extends to muzzle, is pinned to bbl. & has birds head grip. There are raised moldings around lockplate, scrolled brass sideplate, trigger guard w/ relief acanthus & thimble. Other brass furniture includes relief engraved grip cap w/ long back spur, crestplate & thimble. Replacement iron ramrod mounts through plain brass pipe. CONDITION: iron parts show heavy cleaning to silver gray over considerable dark pitting. Stock w/ many repairs under heavy black lacquer shows some worm damage. Brass nicely toned. Rusted bore, lock will not cock. (01-19435/MGM). ANTIQUE. $800-1,500.

Lot: 3369 - VICTORIAN COPY OF RAMS HORN BUTT SCOTTISH ALL

METAL PISTOL. Cal. 52. NSN. Bbl. 7 3/4" cast, has oct. flared muzzle. Lock has serpentine cock, unbridled frizzen & file decorated feather spring, pistol w/ iron frame also features ball type trigger, rams horn butt w/ pricker, file decorated belt hook, oval silver escutcheons & fancy turned iron ramrod. CONDITION: metal retaining most bright polish w/ scattered rusting & marks. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19691/JS). ANTIQUE. $800-1,200.

Lot: 3370 - GERMANIC FLINTLOCK TARGET PISTOL.

Cal. 45 multi groove rifling. NSN. 7". Swamped oct. bbl. does not have patent breech. Lock w/ flat plate has rebated tail, serpentine cock, bridled frizzen & roller frizzen spring w/ spear finial. Walnut stock extends to muzzle, is pinned to bbl. & has skip line checkered flared grip. Furniture is of lightly engraved iron. Turned steel ramrod is held by 1 piece combination pipe & thimbles. CONDITION: bbl. w/ remnants of old blue finish. Lock silver gray as are trigger guard, grip cap & sideplates. Stock w/ recent varnish over old finish. Bore is very good. Lock operable. Stock has some repaired cracks on left side lock area & plastic wood infill at top of lock. (01-19875/MGM). ANTIQUE. $500-900.

Lot: 3371 - BRASS BARRELED, BRASS MOUNTED FLINTLOCK PISTOL

MARKED "LONDON" RECONVERTED FROM PERCUSSION. Cal. 54. NSN. The 9 1/4" swamped ovate to rnd. brass bbl. w/ London proofs at rear is stamped "LONDON" on top flat. Bbl. has been converted from drum & nipple percussion. New flintlock has been fitted. Lock screws are also new. European root walnut full length stock is brass mounted & mounts have some floral & line border engraving. Repro. hickory ramrod fits in brass tail pipe, central pipe missing. CONDITION: fair to good. Bbl. & brass mounts w/ old light cleaning are nicely toned. Stock exhibits old hand worn finish w/ numerous marks & is basically sound except 1 1/2" x 1/2" loss of wood at top rear of lock plate. Fair bore. Lock is operable. (01-20060/MGM). ANTIQUE. $300-600.

Lot: 3372 - SMALL EUROPEAN FLINTLOCK POCKET PISTOL MARKED “MP”

ON LOCK. Cal. 45. NSN. Bbl. 3 1/2" half rnd., has some silver inlays & engraving on top. Touch hole is gold lined. Very sm. flintlock w/ flat plate has serpentine cock, inset pan, bridled frizzen & feather spring w/ out finial. Fruit wood stock extends almost to muzzle & has brass capped birds head grip. Brass mts. also include wide sideplate & trigger guard. CONDITION: bbl. gray/brown patina. Lock cleaned to silver gray. Stock w/ old, worn patina, has a few minor marks & lg. repair in front of lock. Brass toned to gold. Rough bore, lock operable. (01-19878/MGM). ANTIQUE. $300-500.

Lot: 3373 - EXTRAORDINARY CASED PAIR OF WESTLEY RICHARDS

16 BORE PERCUSSION HOLSTER OFFICER'S PISTOLS W/ BELT LOOPS; ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES EXTENT. Cal. approx. 66. S# 716. This is an exceptional cased pair of Westley Richards pistols w/ massive 16 bore. This set is among the finest extent, & the best to be presented at sale for many years, having outstanding aesthetic, provenance & condition. The belt hooks mean they were no doubt made for military use. We do not know of a better pair of Westley Richards duelers! Octagonal 9" twist bbls. engraved "Westley Richards / 170 New Bond St / London" on top flats; brass bead front sights, fixed rear sights at breech. Engraved casehardened patent breeches have platinum band at rear & vented platinum blowouts. Scroll engraved locks w/ sliding safeties are matched engraved & display engraved makers name "Westley Richards". Flat sided, serpentine hammers are scroll engraved w/ dolphin head terminus. The serial # trigger guards feature scroll engraved bows & tails; outstanding finely grained checkered walnut stocks w/ spreading stepped & engraved steel butt caps. Swivel ramrods, 4 1/2" belt hooks; stepped & molded iron thimbles. Bbls. fastened to stocks w/ iron keys piercing oval silver escutcheons. Uninscribed rectangular silver thumb plates. Fitted mahogany case featuring circular flush fitting brass carrying handle centering the rnd. vacant brass escutcheon; lid is secured w/ brass hooks, key & lock. Interior w/ green baize lining is fitted w/ compartments; 2 are lidded & have bone pulls. Large Wesley Richards label pasted to the interior of lid. Accessories include a signed Westley Richards horn handle turn screw; varnished brass 3 compartment combination powder flask & ball magazine, two covers, threaded on bottom, swing on top. Also, brass & ebony loading & cleaning rod; brass & iron mounted cleaning rod; 16 bore steel mold for casting balls. W/ in covered compartments are found lidded japanned tins containing patches & Eley Brothers percussion caps. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: accompanied by Westley Richards & Co., LTD letter dated 9th November 1994. CONDITION: outstanding, original condition, as fine as can be expected. Bbls. retain virtually all original brown twist pattern. Breeches, breech plugs, locks & butt caps retain most of their original case colors w/ balance dark silver/gray patina. Accessories & case in matching excellent condition. (01-20161). ANTIQUE. $10,000-14,000.

Lot: 3374 - GOOD PAIR OF EARLY 18TH CENTURY BRASS MOUNTED

HOLSTER PISTOLS BY F. SMART. Cal. 55. NSN. Bbl. 8 3/4". Francis Smart became free of the gun maker’s company of London in 1693 & worked until around 1725. He was an officer in the gun maker’s company in 1716 & made guns for Hudson Bay Company & the Royal African Company. Good examples of his work are seldom seen. These fairly well preserved pistols have 8 3/4" stepped rnd. bbls. w/ slight flare to muzzles. Rear portion of breeches have turned bands & there is some well done scroll engraving. Tops engraved. “F. SMART”. Left sides stamped w/ very early London gun maker’s proofs & Smart’s crowned “FS” bbl. mark. Locks w/ arched rnd. bodied plates w/ attenuated tails fitted w/ early style serpentine cocks, inset rounded pans, unbridled frizzens & feather springs w/ pineapple finials. Plates & cocks are line border & scroll engraved. “F” “SMART” is under each pan. Internal inspection reveals unbridled tumblers & crowned “H” armorer’s mark. Walnut stocks extending to muzzles exhibit very early styling w/ long curve to pistol grip & swell at thimbles. Raised carved fields are around lock & sideplates & there is acanthus carving behind bbl. tangs. Pistols are brass mounted w/ very lg. bulbous grip caps w/ side straps. Central bosses are grotesque heads. Scrolled sideplates are of acanthus leaves & multi beaded trigger guards have urn & foliate finials. Crest plates engraved w/ monogram “TEA” (?) on lg. tongues of grotesque head pattern. Figured rosewood ramrods w/ horn tips mount through single multi banded pipes & matching thimbles. CONDITION: iron parts all cleaned to fairly bright silver gray over some light scattered pitting. Wood w/ old possibly original finish, considerably worn w/ many light marks & dings. Stocks appear sound w/ few noted repairs except for tack repair & replaced wood at front side of butt (one pistol). Bores are very good w/ some scattered pitting. Locks operable. (01-19865/MGM). ANTIQUE. $5,000-7,000.

Lot: 3375 - GOOD AS FOUND PAIR OF LARGE BORE HOLSTER PISTOLS

BY SMITH. Cal. 67. NSN. Bbls. 6" slightly tapered oct. w/ bridled steel ramrods are engraved "LONDON" on top flats. Patent breeches are nicely filed, but unvented. Breech irons have integral "V" notch rear sights & are scroll engraved. Front spring locks w/ flat faced serpentine hammers fitted w/ sliding safeties that engage at half cock. Locks & hammers are scroll engraved & locks engraved w/ maker's name "SMITH" (There were a number of gun makers named Smith active in London during the 1830's-1840's when these guns were made). Dense European walnut stocks extend to w/in 3/4" of muzzles & attach to bbls. w/ single captive side bolts through silver oval escutcheons. Furniture is of iron & consists of trigger guards w/ stylized pineapple finials & sm. grip caps w/ short spurs on checkered bag grips. Vacant silver crest plates are at tops of grips. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: pistols are housed in what appears to be their original oak case w/ flush mounted "D" ring handle & pivoting hook closure. Case is lined in pilled green beige. Central compartment holds 3 cavity copper & brass combination powder flask, ball & cap mag. Other accessories include steel nutcracker style ball mold marked for 17 bore, a sm. pewter oil bottle by Hawksley, & loading rod w/ worm under jag tip. 2 Compartments w/ bone knob covers hold a Eley cap tin & 3 rnd. balls. CONDITION: good to fine w/ evidence of some heavy cleaning; most noticeably on bbls. w/ finish removed, now darkening. Locks retain a considerable amount of case hardening color. Trigger guards have most of their original bright blue. All metal parts have some scattered deep rusting. Stocks are very fine, retaining nearly all of their smooth oil finish w/ scattered marks & dings. There is a 1" crack on forend of one pistol running forward diagonally from front part of escutcheon. Bores are pitted & cleaned. Locks are crisp. Safeties operable. Case retains most of what appears to be original finish w/ oil rubbed in over numerous marks & scratches. Original interior cloth is fine w/ rub marks & some discoloration. Accessories are generally fine. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19674(2)/MGM). ANTIQUE. $3,000-5,000.

Lot: 3376 - GOOD AS FOUND PAIR OF PERCUSSION HOLSTER PISTOLS

BY W. DUDLEY OF BIRMINGHAM WITH CASE. Cal. 65. NSN. Bbls. 8" twist, are unmarked on top flats. Case hardened breeches have scroll engraving on tops. Bottoms of bbls. & breeches stamped w/ London black powder proofs. Breech irons w/ integral deep U notch rear sights are also scroll engraved. Front spring locks w/ flat faced serpentine hammers having stylized dolphin heads are fitted w/ back position sliding safeties. Locks engraved w/ open scroll & " W. DUDLEY" (most likely William working between 1817-1858 on Weman St., Birmingham). Walnut stocks w/ checkered bag grips extend to 1/4" from muzzles & are mounted w/ scroll engraved iron trigger guards w/ stylized pineapple finials. Bbls. attach w/ captive side bolts through silver oval escutcheons. Bridled steel ramrods mount through iron thimbles. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: housed in their original walnut case w/ brass corners, central oval & reinforcing plates. Case is lined in brown velvet & bottom compartment contains brass combination flask w/ ball & cap mags. in body embossed w/ acanthus design, nutcracker type steel ball mold marked "16", brass oil bottle, rosewood handled turnscrew, walnut & rosewood loading rod & a nipple tin containing 1 nipple. 2 Covered compartments w/ brass knobs contain old balls, lubricant & a cap tin. CONDITION: fine as found, guns rather dusty w/ a layer of congealed oil. Bbls. retaining over 80% of what appears to be original brown twist finish, 1 pistol w/ some cleaning mid way & associated pitting. Lock & breech iron exhibit traces of case hardening color that was never vivid. Trigger guards retain about 20-30% of their original blue. Stocks retains about 80% of their French polish finish w/ light marks, dings & scratches. Bores are very good to fine, shiny w/ sharp strong rifling. Locks are crisp. Safeties gummed, 1 works. Exterior of case retains nearly all of an old refinish w/ lightly alligatored surface & repaired crack. Interior cloth is very good w/ some staining & rubs. Accessories are fine. Brass of flask considerably toned. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19799(2)/MGM). BOTH ANTIQUE. $3,000-4,000.

Lot: 3377 - CASED PAIR OF FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOLS.

Cal. 63. NSN. Bbl. 6 3/4". 12 1/2" Overall, unmarked rnd. bbl. w/ brown striping, unmarked locks w/ serpentine cocks & unbridled frizzens, brass trigger guards, escutcheons & ramrod thimbles, varnished stocks w/ oval cartouches w/ 3 script initials. Pistols are housed in mahogany casing w/ green lining & several accessories. Silver 4 1/2x3" plaque has suspect inscription “Master R. L. Dexter / New Bedford, Mass / 1837 / Bark Clarice”. There is also a faked receipt for the guns folded in case. Regardless, pistols are very nice original condition. CONDITION: pistols are very good to fine. Bbl. retains about half of their thinning brown finish, bbl. tangs have traces of fire blue. Case hardened locks are dark silver/gray patina. Stocks are sound & well fit retaining most of their original varnish w/ scattered cosmetic dings & dents. Mechanically fine w/ smooth clear bores. Casing is good as are accompanying tools, the 3 compartment powder flask has extra flints in bottom compartment. The scissor mold is 26 bore, too small for these pistols. (01-19985/JS). ANTIQUE. $1,000-1,500.

Lot: 3378 - MID 18TH CENTURY BRITISH FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL

BY WILSON. Cal. 65. NSN. Bbl. 8" swamped rnd. w/ London gun maker’s proofs & bbl. maker’s mark crowned “F” at left rear. Original flintlock w/ rounded plate, serpentine cock, integral rounded pan, unbridled frizzen & feather spring w/ fancy filed finial is engraved “WILSON” in front of cock & w/ some scroll behind. Early style stock w/ long radius to butt & swell at ramrod entrance has raised fields around lock, side plate & bbl. tang. Furniture is brass w/ heavy knobbed grip cap w/ side straps. Trigger guard w/ bud finial & rounded serpentine side plate. Wooden ramrod mounts through single brass pipe w/ out thimble. Medallion at top of grip has interesting engraving of a lion’s face at top. CONDITION: original flint lock, iron parts w/ dark brown patina w/ some cleaned highlights to gray. Stock w/ dark varnish shows repairs around butt. Ramrod replaced. (01-19437/MGM). ANTIQUE. $800-1,200.

Lot: 3379 - EARLY 18TH CENTURY EAST EUROPEAN SMALL SIZED

HOLSTER PISTOL CONVERTED TO PERCUSSION. Cal. 45. NSN. Bbl. 6 1/2" relief filed, has silver inlay on top. Arched rnd. body lock is fitted w/ newer hammer. There are silver inlays in front of hammer & at tail. Walnut stock has raised fields around all mts., some are nicely carved. Brass knob type grip cap w/ side spurs has boss silver inlaid w/ man’s head. Another head appears on relief filed trigger guard bow. Sideplate has inlay similar to that found on lock. Hickory ramrod has brass tip. CONDITION: iron parts cleaned to silver gray, stocks retain old finish w/ numerous marks, furniture nicely toned. Good bore w/ pitting. Lock will not cock. PROVENANCE: From the JM Davis Museum Collection. (01-19877/MGM). ANTIQUE. $400-600.

Lot: 3380 - SUPERB HIGH CONDITION CASED PAIR OF AMERICAN

PERCUSSION DUELING PISTOLS BY PROSPER VALLEE OF PHILADELPHIA. Cal. 46 smooth bore. NSN. Bbl. 8 5/8". These high quality pair of pistols appear to have been completely made in America. American made dueling pistols are very scarce. 8 5/8" Octagon twist barrels with under ribs are not stamped with foreign proofs. Case hardened breech plugs are unvented and have engraving on tops as well as inlayed

Lot: 3381 - FINE PAIR OF PRE REVOLUTIONARY WAR SILVER MOUNTED

OFFICER’S OR DUELING PISTOLS BY W. HENSHAW. Cal 62. NSN. Bbl. 8". William Henshaw was working in London between 1762-1790. Silver mounts on these pistols have 1772 date stamp. Pistols have 8" iron bbls. w/ oct. breech sections which transition through fancy wedding band to swamped & flared muzzles. Top flats engraved “W HENSHAW”. Top left flats stamped w/ London gun maker’s proofs & crowned “F” bbl. maker’s mark. Barrels do not have patent breeches & breech plug tangs engraved w/ well detailed scrolls of acanthus. Locks w/ chamfered plates have long rebated tails & fitted w/ serpentine cocks, integral pans, bridled frizzens & feather springs w/ bulbous finials having teats. Walnut stocks extend to muzzles & are pinned to bbls. There is raised shell carving w/ beads around bbl. tangs. Pistols are silver mounted w/ grotesque face butt caps, dbl. beaded trigger guards w/ shell finials, pierced sideplates w/ armorial decoration & lg. escutcheons at grips. Butt caps & trigger guard tangs are hallmarked for sterling, 1772, and "I. K." (John King). Greenheart ramrods w/ horn tips (one w/ steel worm on tail) mount through silver beaded pipes & matching thimbles. CONDITION: iron parts cleaned to silver gray. Stocks retain old finish, possibly original w/ lots of wear & marks. Silver somewhat rubbed, as would be expected, presently has fine appearance. Fine bores. Locks good. (01-19868/MGM). ANTIQUE. $7,000-10,000.

Lot: 3382 - UNIQUE & VERY FINE IDENTIFIED & ENGRAVED HAPPOLDT

CHARLESTON MADE PERCUSSION DUELING PISTOL. Cal. 44 smoothbore. NSN. This is the finest & most deluxe Charleston South Carolina made dueling pistol known. Happoldt was a gun making family in Antebellum South Carolina. Their guns are well known & other duelers are known, but all other examples are plain. This unique finely engraved example was once in collection & pictured in William Orbello’s “The Code of Honor-Dueling in America” featuring his magnificent American dueler collection. Classic dueler measuring 14” overall w/ 9” .44 cal. smoothbore bbl. Impeccably engraved w/ floral & arabesque designs w/ full coverage on lock, hammer, breech, both keyway escutcheons & front half of the trigger guard & bow, top of hammer is a stylized sea creature. Top flat of oct. bbl. “Made for E.R. Morris By J.H. Happoldt, Charleston SC”. Vacant gold shield shaped escutcheon inset top of checkered figured walnut grip & small silver blade front sight are other rare features not seen on any other Happoldt pistol. Edward R. Morris has a colorful history though a bit obscure. Morris was born in 1842, listed as assistant engineer & sergeant in the Confederate army & prisoner of war in 1865. After the war he is listed as wealthy planter w/ $30,000 in assets (a large sum in Charleston postwar). A notice in 1872 Charleston paper announces auction of his personal affects including guns to settle debts. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: Research file of bio on Edward Morris. CONDITION: fine overall, engraving is crisp & sharp as are makers mark on lock & bbl. Bbl. retains about 80% original thinning brown finish, traces of case color on lock, trigger guard retains about 50% bright blue. Stock is sound & solid, well fit w /almost invisible crack repair, checkering is sharp & gold escutcheon is excellent. Mechanics are excellent w/ clean smooth bore. (01-19486/JS). ANTIQUE. $6,000-8,000.

Lot: 3383 - GOOD PAIR OF SILVER PLATED FLINTLOCK DUELING OR

HOLSTER PISTOLS BY S. CODDINGTON OF STAMFORD. Cal. 62. NSN. Bbls. 9". No reference to this maker is found in Heer, Nigel Brown, or Gardener, however; they are very fine quality. 9" Bbls. w/ out patent breeches are ovate at rears & have flared muzzles. Vents are gold lined. Top flats w/ engraved loops at front engraved “STAMFORD”. London gun maker’s proofs & bbl. maker’s mark “TK” are on top left. Tops of bbls. stamped w/ CA 1838 Irish Derry Constabulary registration marks “DC2707” & “DC2708”. Mid-18th century style locks w/ chamfered flat plates having long tails fitted w/ serpentine cocks, integral pans, bridled frizzens & feather springs w/ attenuated finials having bulbous heads & lg. teats. Locks, hammers & cocks engraved w/ lg. scroll w/ in line & geometric borders. “S CODDINGTON” is on scrolled ribbon on each plate. European walnut stocks extend to muzzles & are pinned to bbls. Raised fields are on lock & sideplates. Carved shells are behind bbl. tangs. Pistols are fully silver mounted w/ grotesque mask butt caps, fancy, non hallmarked, relief cast armorial sideplates w/ flags & trigger guards w/ relief cast acorn finials. Crest plates at top of grips are quite fancy w/ engraving plate surrounded by cannons & flags at bottom & steel helmets at top. Hickory ramrods w/ horn tips (worm tails) are held by beaded single pipes & matching thimbles. CONDITION: iron parts, except for frizzens & feather springs, are silver plated & retain nearly all of that plating w/ some scratches. Wood retains most of an old oil refinish w/ some light markings & appears to be sound w/ only minor repair to right side of bbl. channel toward muzzle of one pistol. Silver has fine patina. Bores are good, pitted & cleaned up at muzzles. (01-19867/MGM). ANTIQUE. $6,000-9,000.

Lot: 3384 - PAIR OF RARE AMERICAN PERCUSSION DUELING

OR TARGET PISTOLS BY RICHARD CONSTABLE IN PHILADELPHIA WITH CASE. Cal. 45. NSN. Bbls. 10". oct. twist w/ under ribs engraved “CONSTABLE PHILADELPHIA, PA” on top flats. Bottoms of bbls. stamped w/ Birmingham black powder proofs. Patent breeches w/ vented platinum blow outs have scroll engraving on tops & U notch rear sights. Breech irons scroll engraved. Front spring percussion locks fitted w/ flat faced serpentine hammers have sliding safeties. Locks scroll engraved w/ in geometric borders & “CONSTABLE” is in front of hammers. Stump figured American walnut half stocks have horn caps & flared checkered grips w/ engraved steel caps. Set triggers are in trigger plates w/ stylized pineapple finials & scroll engraved trigger guards have finger spurs. Rectangular silver crest plates are at tops of grips & stocks attached to bbls. w/ captive side bolts through oval, silver escutcheons. Ebony ramrods w/ brass tips have brass tails. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: guns are housed in oak case w/ dual pivoting hook closure & rnd. brass medallion in lid. Case is lined in purple velvet & reproduction label is on lid. Guns fit case well. Accessories include leather covered powder flask by Dixon, reproduction pewter oil bottle, ebony handled turn screw, rosewood loading rod, nutcracker type iron ball mold marked “38” & an empty tin of Goldman’s percussion caps. Covered compartments w/ turned walnut knobs hold balls, patches & an unmarked cap tin. CONDITION: bbls. w/ most of a renewed brown finish have good definition to pattern. All other iron parts considerably cleaned now exhibit gray to brown patina. Engraving on bbls. faint. Stocks have old oil refinish w/ some subsequent marks. Checkering somewhat worn, does not appear to have been recut. Bores are very good. Locks operable. Safeties work. One trigger sets, the other will not. Hammers are loose on tumblers. Stock of one pistol is cracked through sideplate area, otherwise they appear sound. Exterior of case refinished w/ some subsequent scratches. Cloth replaced in lid. Bottom compartment cloth very good to fine w/ minor compressions & some fading. Accessories are generally good. (01-19859/MGM). ANTIQUE. $5,000-7,000.

Lot: 3385 - CASED PAIR OF DUELING PISTOLS BY JOHN HARCOURT OF

ROTTEN ROW, IPSWICH. Cal. 58. NSN. Bbls. 10 1/8". Harcourt worked at this address from 1797-1810, when these pistols were made. Swamped oct. bbls. w/ out patent breeches have London gun maker’s proofs at rears & engraved “IPSWICH” on tops. Locks w/ line bordered chamfered plates & rebated tails fitted w/ serpentine cocks, standard pans, bridled frizzens & roller feather springs w/ rose bud finials. European walnut stocks w/ flat faced bag grips extend almost to muzzles & are fixed to bbls. w/ 2 captive side bolts w/ out escutcheons. Iron trigger guards have stylized pineapple finials. Hickory ramrods w/ horn tips (one w/ steel worm on tail) mount through beaded pipes & matching thimbles. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: guns are housed in early style walnut case w/ dual hook closure. Ovolo molded top has early style folding brass handle, which is not flush mounted. Lg. ovoid key escutcheon is brass. Interior is relined in green felt. Case is possibly original as guns fit well. Reproduction Harcourt label is in lid. Case contains sm. unmarked copper bodied bag flask, steel oil bottle, ebony cleaning rod w/ horn tip & iron nut cracker type ball mold marked “24”. Mahogany covered compartments w/ bone knobs hold balls & flints. Also included is “The Gun Report” article on John Harcourt. CONDITION: bbls. cleaned to bright silver. Locks also cleaned have been toned back w/ heat. Stocks w/ old, possibly original finish show a number of marks & some cleaning, they appear sound. Furniture is reblued. Bores are very good to fine w/ some light pitting. Locks are fine. Case has new oil over old surface on exterior. Interior cloth replaced. Accessories are generally good. (01-19870/MGM). ANTIQUE. $5,000-7,000.

Lot: 3386 - PAIR OF EARLY 19TH CENTURY AUSTRIAN FLINTLOCK

OFFICER PISTOLS BY COLNOT. Cal. 48. NSN. Bbl. 9 1/4" swamped oct., have flares to muzzles & do not have patent breeches. Touch holes are gold lined. Bbls. decorated w/ gold inlaid thin scroll w/ floral highlights at breeches & muzzles. Top flats are inlaid “COLNOT” in script. Locks w/ flat plates feature serpentine cocks, waterproof gold lined pans, bridled frizzens & roller feather springs w/ out finials. Locks & hammers are feather bordered engraved & have sprays of armorial engravings on tails & some scrolls on cocks. Areas under pans are inlaid “IN WIEN”. Triggers are set. Plain walnut stocks extend to muzzles are pinned to bbls. & have fish scale carved flared grips. Iron furniture is relief engraved w/ acanthus, scroll & baskets of flowers as finials to trigger guards & thimbles. Ebony ramrods w/ horn tips mount through beaded single pipes & matching thimbles. Phillip Colnot worked in Wein (Vienna) from 1800-1816 during the wars with Napoleon. CONDITION: bbls. retain about 30% bright blue w/ some scattered freckling & show evidence of cleaning. Locks are cleaned to gray brown. Stocks retain most of their original finish w/ a number of light marks. One pistol has repaired crack through grip. Furniture w/ perhaps half its blue is turning brown at grips. Rifled bores are very good to fine. (01-19866/MGM). ANTIQUE. $5,000-7,000.

Lot: 3387 - PAIR OF HIGH QUALITY FLINTLOCK DUELING PISTOLS BY

SMITH OF LONDON IN AS FOUND CONDITION NEEDING RESTORATION. Cals. approx. 64. Both NSN. There are a large number of listed London gun makers named "Smith". Most likely these pistols were made by James of St. Martins Lane circa 1796. They are of high quality & have 10" swamped oct. bbls. w/ under ribs engraved "SMITH LONDON" on top flats. Touch holes are gold lined & there are gold bands at breech ends. Breech irons have integral V notch rear sights & are engraved w/ "Stand of Arms" & some floral type motifs. Locks w/ chamfered plates & rebated tails have feather engraving on chamfers are also engraved "Smith" under full waterproof pans. Locks are fitted w/ French cocks & also feature back sliding safeties, bridled rollered frizzens & have feather springs w/ bulbous finials. Triggers are set. Stocks of European root walnut checkered bag grips & are iron mounted. Trigger guards have classic pineapple finials & armorial engraving on bows. CONDITION: fair, needing restoration. Bbl. of 1 pistol is missing underrib, ramrod & pipe. Both cocks have had heads broken off w/ newly welded on replacements & missing top jaws & screws. Furniture is cleaned to a silver gray as are bbls. & lock plates. Stocks have what appears to be an old oiled refinish & show considerable wear. Safeties do not engage, they are probably gummed. Front mounting screw of 1 trigger guard is missing. Bores are shiny. (01-20117(2)/MGM). BOTH ANTIQUE. $2,000-4,000.

Lot: 3388 - HIGH CONDITION CASED PAIR OF PERCUSSION TARGET

PISTOLS BY HOLLIS & SHEATH. Cal. 42. NSN. Bbls. 9" oct. twist, stamped w/ Birmingham black powder proofs & “H&S” on bottoms. There are no markings visible on pistols when assembled. Case hardened breeches have some scroll engraving & are unvented. Breech irons have integral rear sights. Case hardened back spring locks fitted w/ flat faced serpentine hammers having dolphin heads & are lightly scroll engraved. Walnut stocks extend to muzzles & have checkered bag grips. Trigger guards w/ stylized pineapple finials are blued. Set triggers are fitted. Stocks attach to bbls. w/ single side bolts through oval silver escutcheons. Ebony ramrods w/ silver heads & brass tails mount through ring turned, case hardened thimbles. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: pistols are housed in mahogany case w/ fancy inlet brass medallion on top. Case is lined in purple velvet & has reproduction Hollis & Sheath label in lid. Bottom portion is French fitted for pistols & accessories which include; copper bodied powder flask embossed w/ eagles, ebony & brass loading road & an ebony handled nipple wrench. There are three covered compartments w/ bone knobs. One holding cast balls, the other w/ patches & a spare nipple. Central compartment holds steel nutcracker type ball mold marked “65”. CONDITION: very fine. Pistols retaining over 90% original factory finishes on all surfaces except trigger guards on which the blue has considerably flaked w/ only traces remaining. Surfaces are presently gray to brown. Bores are bright & shiny. Locks crisp. Triggers set. Case retains nearly all of its original finish w/ scattered numerous marks & scratches & 4 1/2" crack in top at rear. Interior cloth is very good w/ compressions, marks & rubs. Accessories are very fine. (01-19871/MGM). ANTIQUE. $2,500-4,000.

Lot: 3389 - UNMARKED EUROPEAN PERCUSSION TARGET PISTOL.

Cal. 58; 7 groove rifling. NSN. Bbl. 11" oct., does not have patent breech (pistol converted from flint). Lock w/ early style rounded plate fitted w/ chamfered serpentine hammer. Triggers are dbl. set. Walnut stock probably made at time of conversion has checkered grip. Original trigger guard w/ well filed & gold inlaid finial has finger spur added. CONDITION: metal parts cleaned to silver gray & brown. Stock w/ most of its original finish has light wear & a number of marks. Very good bore. Lock & triggers operable. (01-19879/MGM). ANTIQUE. $400-600.

Lot: 3390 - ORIGINAL CASED PAIR OF GOLD & SILVER MOUNTED

DELUXE HENRY DERINGER PISTOLS. Cal. .44. NSN. Pistols measure 7" overall, 2 3/8" bbl. w/ 2 gold bands inserted at breech, German silver dovetail inset front blade sights, “DERINGER / PHILADELa” & “P” stamped between gold bands. Locks also marked: “DERINGER / PHILADELa”. Trigger guards, escutcheons, large shield shaped thumb plates & ramrod tips are silver. Butt caps w/ hinged trap for caps are German silver. Most components are scroll engraved other than bbl. which has a V-notch cut forward of front sight. Original Deringer hinged, veneered, burgundy velvet lined casing compartmented for pistols, powder flask, scissor mold, screwdriver, nipple wrench, powder measure & worm. There are also compartments in opposite corners for patches & caps w/ velvet covered lids having tiny carved ivory finials. Nearly identical cased sets can be found in Doug Eberhart’s text “The Derringer in America”. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: 1964 appraisal document. CONDITION: very good overall. Guns are matching & complete, markings & engraving all crisp and discernible, iron components have mostly smooth gray patina. Silver components are not recently cleaned w/ mixed dark patina, German silver components are smooth. Stocks retain strong traces of original varnish, checkering is still crisp. Both pistols have hairline crack on left side diagonally running forward of lock escutcheon back, on one gun it runs to triggerguard. Mechanically both guns are fine w/ crisp dirty bores, one gun has filled nipple. Casing externally is very good w/ a few minor cosmetic blemishes, incised gold perimeter line decoration is very good, folding handle in lid is very good. Lock tongue is broken off. Burgundy lining is faded & stained, the velvet loosening at bottom edge & inside lidded compartments. Accessories fit well. Smooth sided powder flask retains much of its original finish, ball mold is very good, brass & steel mounted worm has functional screw & brass cover. The screwdriver & nipple wrench are most likely replacements. Well fitted small tin powder measure is very good. (01-19982/JS). ANTIQUE. $6,000-8,000.

Lot: 3391 - GOOD QUEEN ANNE PERIOD SCREW BARREL SILVER MOUNTED

PISTOL BY WILLIAM TURVEY OF LONDON. Cal. 60. NSN. Bbl. 5 1/4". William Turvey was apprenticed to his father Edward in 1703 & worked on his own between 1711-1741. This pistol has 5 1/4" turn off cannon bbl. Breech section w/ integral half boxlock flint mechanism stamped w/ London gun maker’s proofs & “WT” under a fleur-de-lis. Top of breech section engraved “W. TURVEY”. Portion under feather spring “LONDON”. Lock features serpentine cock, integral pan, bridled frizzen & long feather spring that wraps under pan, separate top tang & iron trigger guard have foliate finials. Figured European walnut stock w/ raised moldings around back of lock, sideplate & top tang are silver mounted w/ grotesque face on butt cap, acanthus relief sideplate, grip escutcheon w/ remnants of old noble crest in central oval. CONDITION: metal parts old gray brown patina. Trigger guard w/ some light pitting. Wood w/ old worn surface w/ a number of marks. Silver well maintained w/ relief accentuated by darkened background. Pitted bore, mechanically fine. A very attractive, complete, early pistol. (01-19862/MGM). ANTIQUE. $1,500-2,500.

Lot: 3392 - CASED PAIR OF IVORY GRIPPED BOXLOCK PERCUSSION

PISTOLS CARVED LIKE WHALES. Cal. .44. NSN. Accompanying this cased pair of pistols w/ accessories is a copy of 1973 letter supposedly from Peabody Museum stating provenance to whaling ship “Tempest”. The carvings & letter are spurious in our opinion & no warranty is offered as to authenticity, being sold unreserved w/ no minimum. Pistols measure 6" overall w/ 2" screw off bbls., Liège proofed; each bbl. stamped spuriously: “BARK TEMPEST RI”, elephant ivory grips are carved resembling heads of whales. Housed in green baize lined mahogany case w/ accessories. CONDITION: fair to good overall. Guns are cleaned & gray overall “certifiable ESA exempt” ivory grips are both cracked through near frame. Mechanically fine w/ good micro groove bores. Casing is poor, both hinges attached, baize lining soiled & ragged in areas, flask & wood cap container well as the guns, the other 2 tools are not original to the case and do not fit compartments. (01-19986/JS). ANTIQUE. $1,000-1,500.

Lot: 3393 - CONTINENTAL O/U SCREW BARREL FLINTLOCK PISTOL.

Cal. 50 rifled. NSN. Bbl. 4 5/8" w/ wedding bands screws off of iron boxlock action, which has foliate & scroll engraving on sides. Action features serpentine cock & frizzen w/ external spring. Walnut stock w/ bag grip has carved shell decoration behind tang & silver wire inlay at rear. CONDITION: metal parts cleaned to silver gray w/ light pitting & marks. Stock has most of its original finish. There are chips missing at top portion near action. Bores are good. Mechanically good. (01-19396/MGM). ANTIQUE. $800-1,500.

Lot: 3394 - 3 UNMARKED SINGLE SHOT PERCUSSION PISTOLS.

1) AMERICAN. Cal. 31. NSN. Bbl. 2 5/8" tapered oct. w/ smooth bore. Rnd. bodied boxlock action w/ centered mounted hammer & conventional trigger. Replacement sheet metal trigger guard & screw. 2 Piece walnut bag type grips. CONDITION: metal has cleaned gray appearance showing scattered pitting. Functioning action. Bore shows spots of pitting. Grips show heavy wear & handling marks. (01-18938/DS). 2) BRITISH PROOFED. Cal. 44. NSN. Bbl. 2 7/8" oct. w/ smooth bore. German silver boxlock action w/ center mounted hammer, conventional trigger & iron trigger guard. Action & trigger guard have scroll engraving. Muzzle has engraved border. One piece checkered walnut grip w/ inletted German silver butt cap & German silver name plate along back strap. CONDITION: bbl. blue is fading to brown showing spots of surface corrosion & finish loss. German silver action & fittings showing light handling marks. Functioning action w/ extremely hard trigger pull. Dark pitted bore. Grips show checkering wear w/ handling marks. (01-18939/DS). 3) BELGIAN PROOFED. Cal. 11mm (45). S# 392. Brass construction, boxlock action is integral w/ 3" oct. bbl. having faceted transition to cannonade muzzle. Center mounted hammer, conventional trigger & iron trigger guard. Action has borderline engraving. 1 Piece walnut bag type grip w/ German silver shield on wrist. CONDITION: brass has acquired a mottled dark patina. Lightly corroded bore. Hammer, trigger & trigger guard show scattered pitting. Action will not hold at full cock. Grips have worn finish & checkering w/ sm. marks. (01-18940/DS). ALL ANTIQUE. $700-1,000.

Lot: 3395 - FINE SILVER MOUNTED VIRGINIA FLINTLOCK KENTUCKY

PISTOL, SIGNED “G YOUNG”, SAM DYKE COLLECTION Cal. .38. NSN. 10.25" Overall, 6.25" oct. bbl signed in silver inset “G * YOUNG”, silver blade on inset brass dovetailed front sight, inset notch rear sight. Exquisite silver & brass mounts finely engraved. The 4" pierced sideplate is centered on patriotic American shield. Unusual for American pistols is the fine silver wire inlay which is minimal but frames other engraved features beautifully. This is maybe the single finest “untouched” Kentucky pistol I have cataloged w/ no defects, just like it was made 200 years ago. George Young (1802-1875) Romney, Hampshire County, Virginia. George was born in Harpers Ferry, VA. He was raised under the guardianship from the time he was born to Frederick Sheetz where he learned from one of Virginia's master gunsmiths. George was probably finishing his apprenticeship about 1820, where he worked no later than 1833 as he sold his gunmaking tools that year & moved to Illinois. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: copy of letters from Frank Klay 1964 concerning sale of pistol from Sam Dyke collection. PROVENANCE: Sam Dyke collection; Frank Klay; Dr. Howard Engle 1964. CONDITION: fine to very fine overall, iron has smooth gray/brown patina, silver and brass inlays are fine, uncleaned and no areas of lifting that is so common to pinned insets and inset wire. Maple stock has hand worn patina w/ sharp edges. Mechanically fine, crisp rifled bore. (01-19979/JS). ANTIQUE. $6,000-8,000.

Lot: 3396 - HENRY MAUGER SIGNED FLINTLOCK KENTUCKY PISTOL,

ONLY KNOWN EXAMPLE, SAM DYKE COLLECTION. Cal. 38. NSN. 14" Overall, 8 3/8" oct. to rnd heavy brass bbl. signed in script “H*MAUGER” w/ silver blade on heart shaped front sight. Frank Klay, who sold this pistol in 1964, describes quite accurately: This Revolutionary [War] pistol is signed, “H. Mauger”. Unusually heavy & only .39 caliber smoothbore. The lock is original flint w/ no restoration of any kind. There is a double line engraved border on the brass mountings & the trigger guard has the seldom seen sheet brass construction. This type of construction [nailed & pinned, no screws] is most often seen on silver guards & is absolutely original to this pistol. The lock is very good quality marked “T. KETLAND & CO”. Especially nice is the stock work in this piece. It has seen very little wear showing much of the original varnish over a reddish orange colored curly maple. Henry Mauger is from Douglass Township in Berks County. A research paper has been written by Mr. Dyke titled “HENRY MAUGER—GUNSMITH OF DOUGLASS TOWNSHIP, 1750-1826” a copy of which accompanies this pistol. The signature on the brass bbl. matches a signed mauger Kentucky rifle also in the Dyke collection. This pistol has an extremely rugged appearance & has early characteristics such as, large heavy buttplate & flared butt, curled trigger & oct. to rnd. bbl. w/ the added nicety of a silver “pinched” sight found only on the best Kentucky pistols. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: file of correspondence concerning this pistol, including letters from: Sam Dyke, Frank Klay, Joe Kindig, several letters concerning the theft & recovery of this pistol, & 2 different Sam Dyke research papers on the maker. CONDITION: very good to fine overall, brass cleaned toning to a yellow patina, lock, bbl. tang & trigger have smooth dark iron patina. Stock is sound & solid w/ old contemporary repair of the cracked wrist utilizing a countersunk screw w/ putty over screw hole which does not detract. This type of repair done during time of use is vastly superior to a modern repair. There is well patinated chip at top & rear of lock. Mechanically fine, clear smooth bore. PROVENANCE: Dr. Thomas B. Snyder collection: Joe Kindig Jr collection: Sam Dyke collection; Dr. Howard A. Engle collection 1964; pictured in 1959 Sam Dyke ASAC article, reprinted in Dillon “The Kentucky Rifle” 4th edition 1959. (01-19978/JS). ANTIQUE. $6,000-8,000.

Lot: 3397 - COLONIAL FLINTLOCK KENTUCKY PISTOL W/ LION BUTT,

SAM DYKE COLLECTION. Cal. 42. NSN. 12.5" Overall, 7 3/8" oct. to rnd. cannon bbl. Large, raised wedding ring transition, brass covered iron tang. Hand forged lock w/ long rebated tail, unbridled frizzen, signed “WL” internally, chiseled frizzen spring terminating in elegant scroll foot. Simple brass mounts, long sideplate, other than the well sculpted unique American lion in butt. Stocked in striped maple w/ moldings & beaver tails. This grotesque lion head on butt is the same motif often seen on American made officer’s sword pommels that date prior to Revolutionary war. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: copy of letters from Frank Klay 1964 concerning sale of pistol from Sam Dyke collection. PROVENANCE: Sam Dyke collection; Frank Klay; Dr. Howard Engle, 1964. CONDITION: very good overall. Brass cleaned & toned yellow patina, lock has smooth dark iron patina. Stock is sound w/ crack repair to wrist & chip missing at tail of lock. This pistol has not been seen since it was sold in 1964. (01-19976/JS). ANTIQUE. $5,000-7,000.

Lot: 3398 - TIGER MAPLE STOCKED KENTUCKY PISTOL.

Cal. 25 Bore. NSN. 11.5 Overall, 6.5" two stage bbl. w/ British proofs & indiscernible script engraved name on top flat. Long tail lock marked “Aston” in script, unsupported serpentine cock, unbridled frizzen, single-line engraved perimeter & same on bbl. tang. Brass mounts w/ sparse engraving. CONDITION: very good overall. Lock & bbl. have dark iron patina, brass medium mustard patina. Stock is well fit w/ hand worn patina. Mechanically fine, dirty clear bore. (01-19977/JS). ANTIQUE. $3,000-4,000.

Lot: 3399 - SMALL SIGNED SILVER MOUNTED PERCUSSION KENTUCKY

PISTOL. Cal. 40. NSN. 8.5" Overall, 4.5" oct. to rnd. bbl. w/ wedding ring transition & small silver blade front sight. Signature is in fancy script & difficult to read but possibly “J + Alderderfer”. There is 1836 fullstock rifle signed by him which I do not have a photograph to compare. Frank Klay who sold this pistol in 1963 transcribed as “J. Richesbayer” & his letter accompanies. Regardless, this is a cute little late Kentucky pistol w/ engraved silver triggerguard & flat butt cap. Early percussion lock w/ slightly rebated tail, sparse engraving en suite w/ hammer. Grip has short wood extension attached w/ central screw which is covered w/ engraved silver ferrule & silver butt cap attached w/ 9 tiny screws & pins, this is somewhat unique construction. Silver triggerguard terminates to nicely engraved pineapple finial, silver ramrod pipes, horn nose cap. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: Frank Clay letter 1963 describing this pistol when he was selling it. CONDITION: very good overall. Lock & bbl. have mostly smooth dark iron patina. Stock is well fit w/ nice striped grain. Ramrod appears to be a modern edition w/ plastic tip. Silver butt cap missing 4 of its 9 tiny screws. Mechanically fine w/ good rifled bore. (01-19980/JS). ANTIQUE. $2,000-2,500.

Lot: 3400 - AN INCISED CARVED PERCUSSION SAMUEL LAUDENSLAGER

SWIVEL BREECH O/U COMBINATION GUN. Cal. 40 rifled bore. / 50 smooth bore. NSN. Bbl. 35 1/4" signed “SL” on top flat. Overall length. 51". Has a 4 piece engraved brass patchbox w/ 8 piercings. Bbls. are separated by wood paneling, which is decorated w/ 4 silver fish inlays. The comb inlay is silver, as is the cheekpiece inlay under the 8-pointed silver star inlay. The butt is decorated w/ Laudenslager’s unique incised carving. The back action percussion lock stamped “BAKER & MOSS” w/ single set trigger. Stock is curly maple w/ incised carving rear of cheekpiece. This gun was made by Samuel Laudenslager, 1830-1870, he worked in Penn township. The Laudenslager family was a very prolific family of gunsmiths associated w/ Snyder County. Samuel was born in 1811 & died in 1891. He was considered one of the better gunsmiths in the County during his lifetime. He learned his trade from Samuel St. Claire, another local gunsmith. Samuel produced many swivel breech rifles. CONDITION: patchbox release needs adj. & top leaf of patchbox at butt has been pinned down where it had lifted. The swivel mechanism is not working & needs adj. 1 3/4x3/8" piece of wood replaced at the breech end of the rifled bbl. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. John Persing. (01-19559/RG). ANTIQUE. $2,000-3,500.

Lot: 3401 - ATTRACTIVE PENNSYLVANIA STYLE SWIVEL BREACH O/U

COMBO MARKED "JB". Cal.36 rifle, 45 smooth. NSN. Bbls. 34" half rnd., half oct., have hickory ramrods mounted in brass pipes & forend pieces on each side. Both bbls. fitted w/ V notch rear & brass blade sights. Rotating bbls. are locked in place by extension of trigger guard. Pulling guard to rear allows bbls. to swivel. Unusual lock has domed brass plate on right side w/ matching false plate on left. Curly maple stock is brass mounted & has silver wire & other decorative inlay. Crescent buttplate has 4" return & added spear finial at top. Brass patchbox on right side has rectangular hidden release at return. Most brass parts have geometric engraved outlines & some sprays of scroll. Silver wire inlay consists of an outline of right hand side of stock w/ chain of scrolls. There are some heart & teardrop shaped tacked on decorations on right side. Left side of stock has incised carving at rear of traditional fluted cheekpiece that has a triangular silver decoration tacked on. Other silver decoration on this side consist of star & heart motifs above & oval & tear drop shaped decorations below cheekpiece. CONDITION: bbls. are mostly dark brown patina w/ some cleaned highlights on edges of oct. portions of bbl. Brass once cleaned is toning to mustard. Silver nicely toned. Stock retains most of what appears to be its original finish. There are some wire inlays missing mostly at top of lockplate. Lock quite weak. Bores rough. An attractive rifle. Some further research of the initials on bbl. might be profitable. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19732/MGM). ANTIQUE. $2,000-3,000.

Lot: 3402 - PENNSYLVANIA STYLE SWIVEL BREECH PERCUSSION

BUCK & BALL RIFLE/SHOTGUN. Cal. 42/42. NSN. Bbls. 41 3/4" w/ wooden ramrods mounted on each side have fluted iron forend area & fitted w/ V notch semi buckhorn rears & silver bead front sights. Both bbls. are stamped "C HORN" at a later date. Bbls. rotate & lock into position by rearward pressure to front of trigger guard which has split bow. Back spring lock is by Joseph Golcher. Closely striped curly maple stock is brass mounted w/ shallow crescent butt having 9" return. An ornate patch box w/ many piercings is on right side w/ release button in buttplate. Silver inlays on left side of stock consist of inverted crescent moon above cheekpiece & comma shaped decorations at sides. CONDITION: bbls. heavily rusted & cleaned to dark brown. Lock is similar. Stock has old oil refinish w/ sharp edges softened. Brass w/ mixture of cleaned & later darkening patina. Bores are rough. Lock will not cock. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19733/JS). ANTIQUE. $2,000-3,000.

Lot: 3403 - ATTRACTIVE UNMARKED KENTUCKY STYLE SWIVEL BREECH

O/U PERCUSSION DOUBLE RIFLE. Cal. 50. NSN. Bbls. 35 1/4" oct. fitted w/ V notch rear & silver front sights. Side ribs are of attractive curly maple & extend to muzzles. Ramrod is through beaded pipes & thimble on one side. Breech section has heavy brass flash guards. Bbls. lock into place w/ spring loaded bolt released by long trigger in front of trigger guard. Back spring lock is unmarked & has rnd. bodied hammer. Pennsylvania style curly maple stock is brass mounted. Rectangular patch box w/ shaped sideplates & pierced finial has release button in shallow crescent buttplate that has brass returns at top extending to comb & bottom extending to trigger guard tang. A swept cheekpiece is carved into left side of stock. CONDTION: bbls. dark brown almost black patina over fairly deep pitting. Lock is similar. Stock has old refinish over numerous marks. Side panels on bbls. appear original except for 2 1/2" replacement wood at rear each side. Lock is operable. Bores rusted. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19779/MGM). ANTIQUE. $1,500-3,000.

Lot: 3404 - INTERESTING O/U PERCUSSION RIFLE BY B. C. WOOD OF

PAINTED POST, NY (1858-1874). Cal. 38/38. NSN. Bbls. 30", have a hickory ramrod mounted on each side. A single standing leaf rear sight is installed in top flat marked "B.C. WOOD P. POST N.Y.". Rifle is fired by a combination of standard back spring sidelock stamped w/ same name & address as bbl. & underhammer lock w/ mainspring formed from trigger guard bow. Figured American walnut stock is mounted w/ brass buttplate w/ 4 1/2" return having spear finial & circular German silver patchbox on right side. CONDITION: bbls. retaining a considerable amount of what appears to be original brown. Lock has gray to brown patina. Stock retains most of what appears to be it's original oil finish. Bores are very good to fine w/ strong rifling, bottom approaching excellent. Locks are operable. Sidelock hammer appears to be a replacement. Front sight missing. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19731/MGM). ANTIQUE. $1,500-2,500.

Lot: 3405 - OVER / UNDER COMBINATION GUN BY J. HARDER & SON

LOCK HAVEN, PA. Cal. 36 rifled over 65 cal smoothbore. NSN. 48" Overall. Bbls. 32" oct. to rnd. Lower bbl. marked "495" at breech. Fixed O/U. Stamped w/ maker's name & location on top flat of bbl. & is profusely engraved around the rear sight & around name. Engraving extends through entire bbl. tang. Locks engraved but not signed. Dbl. set triggers. Brass cap box in stock. Cheekpiece has silver American eagle inlay which is not engraved. Jacob Harder worked in Lock Haven, PA. 1860 to 1888 along w/ his son John. CONDITION: clean & original throughout. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. John Persing. (01-19536/RG). ANTIQUE. $1,200-2,500.

Lot: 3406 - O/U SWIVEL BREECH DOUBLE KENTUCKY TYPE RIFLE.

Cal. 36 smooth. NSN. Bbls. 32", fitted w/ brass full length sideplates, 1 side holding hickory ramrod in beaded pipes. Bbls. do not lock in place & are fitted w/ U notch rear & brass front sights. Unmarked lock has flat faced serpentine hammer. Triggers are dbl. set. Maple stock has some curly grain & is brass mounted. Fairly attractive fancy patchbox is on left side w/ release in shallow crescent buttplate w/ 3" return. 8 Point star is on traditional sm. cheekpiece. CONDITION: bbl. cleaned to pewter gray w/ considerable pitting. Brass sides appear to be relatively new. Stock w/ old refinish, brass toned. Lock operates. Bores pitted. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19812/MGM). ANTIQUE. $800-1,500.

Lot: 3407 - VERY RARE AND FINE JACOB ALBRIGHT ATTRIBUTED

SWIVEL BREECH FLINTLOCK RIFLE. Cal. 42. NSN. Bbl. 39". Though unsigned, this rifle is easily attributed & has nearly identical patchbox as shown in Kindig page 192 on signed Jacob Albright rifle, who worked in Northumberland County, circa 1800. This swivel breech rifle also has the prominent Roman nose butt stock comb seen on Kindig rifle and typical of the Bethlehem school. This rifle shows same engraving style on Kindig patchbox but more elaborate. There is little doubt both guns are by the same maker. Thank you, Steve Hench, for instantly identifying patchbox as Albright. Swivel breech flintlock rifles of the Golden age by any maker are extremely rare as noted by copy of 1964 Joe Kindig letter linked here & this is the only attributed Albright we are aware. 39” Oct. bbls. which are rotated by pulling forward section of 2 piece triggerguard which releases & locks mechanism, silver inset front sights, inset carved notch rear sights. Lock & hammer engraved en suite as is breech, mounted on beautiful tiger striped maple. Patchbox has 9 piercings, 8 silver inlays including engraved silver eagle above cheekpiece. Below cheekpiece is engraved brass vent pick holder, 8” border engraved toe plate. Original wood ramrod has threaded iron tip. This is a beautiful Bethlehem school rifle, w/ few known swivel breeches by any maker fresh to market from local estate. CONDITION: fine overall, appears original in every regard w/ no apparent restoration, bbls. & lock have smooth dark iron patina, brass was cleaned a long time ago, now w/ light mustard patina. Patchbox lid has discoloration from corrosion around edges & internal latch spring is rusted, patchbox mortise still filled w/ apparent corrosive lubricant. Stock has a hand worn patina w/ some loss of striping on the right side of butt, & a few small scuffs. Mechanically fine including swivel mechanism. Bores have crisp bright rifling, one bbl. has the 6 lands & grooves cut straight w/ no twist, the other w/ twist. (01-20041/JS). ANTIQUE. $15,000-20,000.

Lot: 3408 - EXTREMELY RARE EARLY GOLDEN AGE JOHN RUPP SIGNED

KENTUCKY RIFLE. Cal. 48. NSN. Bbl. 42". Overall length 58 1/2". This rifle is pictured in the 1941 text “Forgotten Heritage; The Story of the People and the Early American Rifle” by Harry Davis. Davis’ text shows very few photographs of guns, but he does show several of the rarest golden age examples. At the time of publication, this was the only example known: “A very narrow wrist which is broader than it is deep. The architecture of this piece is so unusual that connoisseurs and students of the “Kentucky” Rifle who have viewed this piece have been unanimous in their conclusion that there is none other which is quite like the John Rupp. This is the only specimen of his work known to the author. This is without doubt one of the very earliest and most authentic “Kentucky” Rifles in existence.” Indeed, this is a rare survivor that Joe Kindig in his text on golden age Kentucky rifles states “undoubtedly” "made in the pre-revolutionary period". This example is virtually identical to the Kindig gun with profuse incised carving with the carved Indian head forward of trigger guard characteristic of some early Lehigh area makers. Brass mounted with finely engraved two piece figural patch box One difference between Kindig gun and this example is the shape of the sideplate where this example terminates with a figural arrowhead much like that of Herman Rupp. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: 1st edition 1941 Harry P. Davis "A Forgotten Heritage: The Story of the People & the Early American Rifle". CONDITION: very good overall, this rifle is in exact configuration as found in 1941. There is contemporary crack pinned repair below lock and there is an inset between lock and barrel tang and inset just forward of frizzen between lock and barrel. The delicate thin oval wrist of this gun amazingly has survived unscathed. There is large well patina-overed chip in ramrod channel between front pipes. Stock overall hand-worn patina. Barrel has smooth iron patina with easily discerned signature. Lock has a mottled gray patina with pitting. Mechanically fine with clear, smooth bore. PROVENANCE: Herman Dean collection; William G. Crews; Dr. Howard Engle collection. (01-19968/JS). ANTIQUE. $12,000-15,000.

Lot: 3409 - “OLD KILLDEER” FAMOUS GOLDEN AGE WOLFGANG

HAGA FLINTLOCK RIFLE. Cal. 50. NSN. Bbl. 44 1/4" oct. Overall length 60 1/2". This is among the most famous of all Kentucky rifles, having an entire chapter dedicated in Captain John Dillin’s pioneering 1924 text “The Kentucky Rifle”. The gun is in remarkable “as found” condition. Dillin states that in 1921 this rifle was used to shoot pigeons, starlings and sparrows at 30-35 yds. fired from offhand position. Dillin was amazed at the accuracy of this well made flintlock rifle & published photos of the targets shot from 100 and 200 yds. The legendary Wolfgang Haga whose rifles are never signed is one of the 4 earliest makers of the Berks County, Womelsdorf school. We know Haga was working there from 1767 into the 1780s and the other 3 makers all sign their guns; Bonewitz, Fichthorn, and Reedy. Joe Kindig, who has written more on Haga than anyone, authenticated this rifle as Haga’s work in 1965, when first seeing this gun in person after being published 41 years earlier. This gun is exemplary, unaltered, among the best provenance of any Kentucky rifle. Barrel has inset front brass blade sight and fixed notched rear sight, a filled dovetail shows position of an earlier rear sight. Hand forged lock with bridled frizzen, flat unsupported serpentine cock, rebated tail. 3 Piece patchbox, simple rugged engraved brass mounts, toeplate finial shaped same form as patchbox. Haga’s characteristic low relief engraved scrolls on buttstock, rear of tang and rear of ramrod thimble. Beavertails carved rear of lock and sideplate. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: 1962 letter from Bill Crews concerning the history of this rifle & rare first edition of the Dillin text from 1924 talking about this gun & illustrating it (pg. 69-74). CONDITION: very good, “as found” condition. Rifle has a mix of smooth iron and brass patinas. Striped maple stock has hand worn patina with only 2 contemporary crack repairs and minor chipping back of lock & tang. PROVENANCE: Capt. John Dillin purchased from “Kauffman” about 1920; T.W. Demarest collection; Herman P. Dean collection; William G. Crews collection 1952; Dr. Howard Engle 1962. (01-19967/JS). ANTIQUE. $12,000-15,000.

Lot: 3410 - BEAUTIFULLY DECORATED CURLY MAPLE FLINTLOCK

ATTRIBUTED TO PETER SMITH (1798-1833). Cal. 50 rifled bore. NSN. Bbl. 39 1/2". Overall length 53 3/4". Beautifully engraved 4 piece brass patchbox w/ 7 piercings, very long sculptured engraved tapering brass comb inlay covering the entire comb & 21 silver inlays. The silver cheekpiece inlay is an elegant engraved American eagle, in addition there are two nicely engraved eagle inlays, one on each side of the stock forward of the lock & sideplate. Extremely elaborate brass sideplate engraved w/ 5 piercings & the brass engraved toeplate runs entirely from the trigger guard to the toe of the butt. There are two brass inlays, one on each side of the bbl. tang, & the lockplate is fully engraved. Peter Smith was born in 1756 in Berks County, the son of Peter & Cathrine Smith. He was listed as gunsmith in New Berlin in 1800. CONDITION: very good overall, appears to be original flint w/ wallowed vent hole in patent breech w/ integral tang, stock is sound w/ crack repair at wrist, 5" sliver inset forward of lock. Bbl. initials are obscured due to pitting. One silver inlay forward of the cheekpiece is missing. This is likely one of the most highly decorated guns in this collection. Mechanically fine w/ crisp rifled bore. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. John Persing. (01-19606/RG). ANTIQUE. $8,000-16,000.

Lot: 3411 - EXTREMELY DECORATED CURLY MAPLE CARVED RIFLE

ATTRIBUTED TO ZACHARIAH ALBRIGHT. Cal. 45. NSN. Bbl. 43 1/2" full oct., 58" overall. This rifle has a 4 piece brass engraved patchbox w/ 11 piercings & 21 silver inlays. Rifle has a 5 1/4" pierced saddle plate & a 4 3/4" brass toeplate w/ 4 piercings. The unmarked flintlock has dbl. set triggers. The stock is incise carved to the rear of the cheekpiece & there is a silver 8-pointed star inlay on the cheekpiece. The brass sideplate has 4 piercings. This is a highly decorated rifle. Albright worked circa 1819-27 in Haines TWP, Centre county. He had a son, Zachariah Jr. who was a gunsmith in Illinois. CONDITION: very good overall as reconverted from percussion back to flintlock, lock & breech are re-browned to blend w/ rest of bbl. Brass & silver insets all appear original & well fit, stock is sound w/ hand worn patina, 2 sm. insets at lock & glue break repair of break in forestock through 3rd bbl. key from muzzle. Mechanically functional, crisp rifled bore. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. John Persing. (01-19661/RG). ANTIQUE. $8,000-12,000.

Lot: 3412 - EXEMPLARY GOLDEN AGE JACOB SELL, THE YOUNGER

KENTUCKY RIFLE. Cal. 48. NSN. Bbl. 51". This is a most unusual gun in that it was no doubt made by Jacob Sell but utilized a slightly earlier very long bbl. marked “JACOB FERREE”. This massive gun w/ beautiful lines measures 66 1/2" overall w/ 51" oct. bbl. The architecture & hardware are quite similar to other noted examples. 4 Piece, 5 piercing patchbox terminates in stylized horses head which is virtually identical to an example, figure 179 Kindig. A fine engraved hunters horn is found on patchbox lid. Stock is elegantly incised & low relief carved. Kindig states “Jacob Sells carving is really top quality. He understood the proportion & curve of the C-scroll & he utilized them to the best advantage. There are few men who designed & executed carvings better than this man. He carved in beautiful high relief & in generally the same four places; to the rear of the ramrod pipe, to the rear of the bbl. tang, forward of the patchbox & extensively on the cheekpiece side. In his carving, he repeated a few designs time after time.” This gun has similar carving rear of ramrod thimble, rear of bbl. tang & nice relief framing at wrist wrapping around patchbox & forward of cheekpiece into low relief scroll before terminating in lg. incised panel w/ a central lg. oval w/ sm. circle designs throughout unlike any other Sell we are aware of. This is a unique, possibly earlier Jacob Sell, the younger as it also has earlier style curled trigger & fine hand forged lock w/ rebated tail. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: interesting pair of letters from March 1962 concerning this rifle when sold in 1962 from William G. Crews to Dr. Howard Engle stating this gun was by Ferree, properly describing it & stating its superior condition but not knowing the true maker. This gun has not been seen by the collecting community in 59 years & only now is properly identified. CONDITION: very good to fine overall. There is no discernible alteration or repair visible. Stock is fine w/ no defects other than the tack mark left by veteran pioneer collector Herman Dean. Lock & bbl. have dark smooth iron patina. Signature is partially discernible. Brass has all been polished showing brazing lines during the mfg. of trigger guard. Mechanically fine w/ clear, smooth lightly rifled bore. PROVENANCE: Ex Herman Dean collection: Ex William Crews: Ex Dr. Howard Engle collection (1962). (01-19966/JS). ANTIQUE. $8,000-12,000.

Lot: 3413 - OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE OF A NEW BERLIN GUNSMITH

CHARLES BAUM TAKEDOWN RIFLE FEATURED IN "THE KENTUCKY RIFLE & ME" BY EDITH COOPER. Cal. 36 rifled bore. NSN. Bbl. 40" full oct. initialed “CB” on the top flat of the bbl. w/ 6" spiral weave & teardrop engraved patterns around fixed rear sight. Overall length 54 1/2". Charles Baum was producing percussion Kentucky rifles in the New Berlin area from 1832-1846. This very rifle is pictured on plate #79, pg. 87 of Edith G. Cooper’s book “The Kentucky Rifle and Me” when it was still in the T.J. Cooper collection. This rifle has a brass 4 piece patchbox w/ incredible 13 piercings, 6" elegant sculptured tapering brass comb plate, 7" brass toeplate w/ 4 piercings, 5 1/2" brass saddle plate which separates in the middle so the forend may be removed for cleaning & 38 silver inlays. Engraved percussion lock was made by Joseph Golcher, PA & has dbl. set triggers. Dark stained stock is curly maple & is nicely incised carved to rear of the cheekpiece. This is a rare takedown type Kentucky rifle, where the entire forend can be easily removed for cleaning the bbl. Charles Baum is one of the Baum family of gunsmiths & he produced percussion as well as flint rifles. His guns are often highly inlaid. Charles is the only Baum assessed in New Berlin as a gunsmith after the 1830s. CONDITION: outstanding original condition, the only flaw being a sm. 1/2" piece of wood missing along the bbl. above lock, a problem area on many Kentucky rifles. Mechanically functional, sharp rifled bore. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. John Persing. (01-19527/RG). ANTIQUE. $8,000-15,000.

Lot: 3414 - FINE EARLY GEORGE SMITH INCISE CARVED RIFLE.

Cal. 50 rifled bore. NSN. Bbl. 42 1/2" full oct. Overall length 58". Extremely nice curly maple stock flintlock rifle by George Smith, one of the 3 or 4 earliest gunsmiths in the upper Susquehanna area. Has a fine, hand forged early flintlock w/ dbl. set triggers & a 4 piece engraved brass patchbox w/ 4 piercings. Incise carved to the rear, under & forward of the cheekpiece is also carved in low relief around the bbl. tang, in front of the lock & sideplate panels. Rifle is signed “G.S.” on the top flat. Very attractive early rifle from the school. George Smith was as early as 1795 in east Buffalo Township, Union County PA. REFERENCE: This very rifle is pictured in the Kentucky Rifle Associate’s first book “The Kentucky Rifle …A True American Heritage in Picture” when it was part of the Dalas C. Ewing collection. CONDITION: very good to fine overall, dark smooth iron patina, appears original & complete in every regard. The only restoration apparent is crack repair w/ no inset between lock & bbl. tang, there is a hairline crack about 2 inches at tail of lock, stock otherwise has hand worn patina w/ crisp low relief & incised carving. Mechanically fine w/ crisp rifled bore. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. John Persing. (01-19593/RB). ANTIQUE. $7,000-10,000.

Lot: 3415 - CARVED JOE LONG PERCUSSION KENTUCKY RIFLE

SIGNED ON BARREL AND LOCK, FEATURED IN "THE KENTUCKY RIFLE & ME" BY EDITH COOPER. Cal. 36 rifled bore. NSN. Bbl. 37 1/2" full oct. Overall length 52 1/2". A finely striped curly maple stock that is nicely incised carved w/ C-scrolls to the rear of the cheekpiece. Barrel and percussion lock are signed “JL” in script w/ 5" weave engraved patterns around fixed rear sight. Double set triggers, features 18 silver inlays, some engraved & a brass sculptured saddle plate. Brass patchbox has 4 piercings. The collector of these rifles purchased several of the guns from the Cooper Collection and it is believed this is the same gun pictured on pg. 18 in “The Kentucky Rifle and Me” by Edith G. Cooper, wife of T.J. Cooper. Most gunsmiths made guns to order, but Joseph Long is known to have made vast amounts of rifles which he often used as trade for goods and services. This practice resulted in a great many of his guns surviving. CONDITION: fine original condition throughout. Mechanically fine w/ crisp rifled bore. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. John Persing. (01-19526/RG). ANTIQUE. $6,000-12,000.

Lot: 3416 - FINE PUBLISHED “M ALDENDERFER 1811” SIGNED

KENTUCKY RIFLE. Cal. 46. NSN. Bbl. 43.5" oct. to rnd. smoothbore & forged lock w/ chiseled mainspring & bridled frizzen. All brass mounted including inlays, engraved brass floorplate runs from ramrod thimbles to the trigger guard, 3.25" engraved thumbplate. This exact gun is pictured in plate 69 & 111 in Dillin’s 1924 text & in the 1941 Harry Davis “A. Forgotten

Lot: 3417 - RARE JOE LONG KENTUCKY RIFLE REFERRED TO BY

THE COOPERS' AS “THE GRANDPOP GUN”. FEATURED IN "THE KENTUCKY RIFLE & ME" BY EDITH COOPER. Cal. 40 rifled bore. NSN. Bbl. 36" full octagonal signed “J. LONG”. Overall length 51". Joe Long rifles are some of the most sought after by upper Susquehanna collectors. Joe Long was born in 1799 in what is now Snyder County, PA. About 1820 his family moved to White Deer township, Union County, PA. He is listed as a gunsmith in the 1826 tax list in Snyder County, approx. 1832 he relocated to Beaver Springs, where he worked until at least the 1840’s. Joe Long died in 1872. This very rifle is pictured in “The Kentucky Rifle & Me” by Edith G. Cooper, T.J. Cooper’s wife, as plate #14 on page 24. TJ Cooper's wife refers to this rifle in the text as "The Grandpop Gun", she notes in her book that T.J. had owned in his lifetime over 235 Joe Long long rifles. T. J. Cooper bought his first gun in 1911 when he was 10 years old. Through the years he became one of the most well known gun collectors in the upper Susquehanna areas. This gun was one of T.J.’s favorites. 4 Piece brass patchbox which is not engraved, but has 7 piercings w/ a finial in the shape of an eagle like bird. Very lg. eagle w/ shield inlay on the cheekpiece, 6 silver fish inlays on the forend of the stock & 9 additional silver inlays. The book notes that Joe Long did not engrave many of his inlays, but 2 of his rifles had fish inlays on one of which the fish had engraved eyebrows. This gun, which she refers to, was purchased in 1932 for $5.00. Has a 5 1/2" brass saddle plate & a 5" long toeplate. The beautifully striped curly maple stock is nicely incised carved to rear of the cheekpiece. In original percussion condition w/ set triggers. CONDITION: fine, original condition, except the rear rifle sight is missing. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. John Persing. (01-19552/RG). ANTIQUE. $6,000-8,000.

Lot: 3418 - ATTRACTIVE FLINTLOCK RIFLE BY WILLIAM FILMAN

(1820-1861). Cal. 45 rifled bore. NSN. Bbl. 43" full oct. Overall length 58 1/2". Bbl. signed in script “W*F”, front & rear sights both have about 5” engraved weave design. Very nice brass patchbox w/ 6 piercings, 17 silver inlays, 6 1/2" brass comb inlay has 2 piercings, 5 1/4" brass saddle plate & 5" brass toeplate w/ 3 piercings. Incised carved to rear & forward of the cheekpiece. Dark finished stock is curly maple & the gun has a Philadelphia flintlock, which appears to be original, dbl. set triggers. The cheekpiece pick holder has one piercing. CONDITION: very good to fine overall, dark iron patina w/ pitting at breech & lock. Stock is sound, well fit, hand worn patina, scattered minor cosmetic blemishes, a few sm. hairline cracks. Appears to be clean & original throughout. Mechanically fine, well discerned rifled bore. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. John Persing. (01-19578/RG). ANTIQUE. $5,000-7,000.

Lot: 3419 - VERY NICE FLINTLOCK RIFLE BY GEORGE SMITH FROM NEW

BERLIN. Cal. 45 rifled bore. NSN. Bbl. 42" full oct. signed "G.S.". Overall length 58". 4 Piece brass engraved patchbox w/ 4 piercings. Incise carving forward & behind the cheekpiece, as well as around the bbl. tang. Flintlock appears to be early & original flint. George Smith (1795-1826) worked in New Berlin, PA. Researcher Dalas Ewing states George Smith was the “finest gunsmith who worked in the area”. Stock made of dark stained, curly maple. The incise carving behind the tang & cheekpiece appears to actually be in low relief. A fine early rifle from the upper Susquehanna area. CONDITION: very good to fine overall, lock & bbl. have smooth mottled brown/plum patina w/ light pitting at breech. Hammer is frozen & will not cock. Frizzen & frizzen spring screws appear replaced, possible reconversion. Lock is not removed. Lock needs internal adj., but seems to be all original. Bbl. is nicely initialed & stock shows no signs of alteration or repair. Crisp rifled bore. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. John Persing. (01-19557/RG). ANTIQUE. $5,000-7,000.

Lot: 3420 - VERY NICE INCISED CARVED FLINTLOCK JOHN PARKS

UNION COUNTY RIFLE. Cal. 50. NSN. Bbl. 43 1/4" signed “J * P”. Overall length 59". Has a 4 piece brass engraved patchbox w/ the characteristic upper Susquehanna “Q” finial & 9 piercings. The butt is profusely incised carved forward & rear of the cheekpiece which features a silver eagle inlay. There is a brass comb inlay & a brass saddle plate. The flintlock is signed Joseph Golcher & has dbl. set triggers. In 1833, Parks was living in center township, having lived previously Huntingdon & Clearfield Counties. CONDITION: very good overall, lock & bbl. have added brown color, probable reconversion. Bbl. initials, as well as the carving are sharp & clear. Stock is sound w/ noticeable insets just forward of lock, approx. 6x1/4" of wood has been professionally replaced on the right-hand side along the bbl. rear of the nose cap. Small inset on left side at nosecap & forward half moon silver escutcheon on left side replaced. Mechanics functional, discernible pitted rifled bore. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. John Persing. (01-19616/RG). ANTIQUE. $5,000-7,000.

Lot: 3421 - VERY NICE SAMUEL BAUM NEW BERLIN FLINTLOCK RIFLE.

Cal. 52 rifled. NSN. Bbl. 42 3/4" full oct. Signed in script “S + B”, w/ 5.5" weave pattern engraving around rear sight. Overall length 58 3/4". Samuel Baum is one of the 3 or 4 earliest gunsmiths reported to have worked in the upper Susquehanna school. 4 Piece brass engraved patchbox w/ 11 piercings, brass comb inlay, brass saddle plate, 5" brass toeplate w/ one piercing & 28 silver inlays. The English T. Ketland & Co. flintlock appears to be original flint w/ a single trigger. Stock is curly maple. CONDITION: very good overall, stock is sound w/ hand worn patina, no inset wood apparent, just a few minor crack repairs under lock, sideplate & forestock. Appears to be clean, solid & original throughout. Mechanically fine w/ crisp rifled bore. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. John Persing. (01-19590/RG). ANTIQUE. $5,000-8,000.

Lot: 3422 - VERY NICE SIGNED GEORGE KEEN PENN TOWNSHIP

(SHAMOKIN DAM) RIFLE. Cal. 50 rifled bore. NSN. Bbl. 41 1/2" full oct. Overall length 57". Very nice 4 piece engraved brass patchbox w/ 9 piercings. The flintlock is engraved “MOORE” vertically above rebated tail. Rifle has dbl. set triggers & is incised carved to rear of the cheekpiece. It features a brass saddle plate, 5 1/4" long fancy brass comb inlaid w/ 5 piercings & an early heavy brass sideplate. Bbl. signed w/ the initials “GK” in script & is wedge fastened to the stock. Keen (1820-1833) was the son-in-law of George Gaugler from whom he learned the trade. In 1833, he was assessed as a gunsmith in Penn Township. Dallas Ewing contends Keen was one of the best gunsmiths in the area during the time period in which he worked. CONDITION: very good overall, probably reconversion, smooth dark iron patina lighter at breech; stock is sound & well fit w/ only noted repair of sm. inset, nicely blended forward of frizzen. The typical triangle of wood broken out at the toe from wood shrinkage has resulted in the bottom side panel of the patchbox being somewhat distorted & pinned, otherwise the entire rifle seems to be in very nice, original condition. Mechanically functional, dark rifled bore. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. John Persing. (01-19565/RG). ANTIQUE. $5,000-8,000.

Lot: 3423 - HIGHLY DECORATED SAMUEL MORRISON, MILTON

PERCUSSION RIFLE. FEATURED IN "THE KENTUCKY RIFLE & ME" BY EDITH COOPER. Cal. 36 rifled bore. NSN. Bbl. 39 1/2" full oct. stamped “S. MORRISON MILTON”. Overall length 54". 4 Piece engraved brass patchbox w/ 7 piercings. Stock has 34 silver inlays & is made of curly maple. Imported percussion English lock w/ dbl. set triggers. 6 1/2" Brass saddle plate & 5" brass toeplate. Silver cheekpiece inlay is a fabulous engraved American eagle w/ shield. REFERENCE: this rifle was found in the 1930’s by T.J. Cooper & was purchased out of his collection 15 years ago. This very rifle is pictured in Edith G. Cooper’s “The Kentucky Rifle and Me,” as plate #75 on pg. 83. Saddle plate is crudely scratched: "presented to .... son John 1838 / ...to Willard his son 1900". CONDITION: very good to fine overall. The patchbox release needs adj. One silver inlay, forward of the lock is missing. Stock is sound, well fit, sm. areas of burnout around bolster, sm. crack repair on lock, hand worn patina. Otherwise, the rifle appears to be clean & solid throughout. Mechanically fine w/ crisp bright rifled bore. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. John Persing. (01-19564/RG). ANTIQUE. $5,000-7,000.

Lot: 3424 - CURLY MAPLE UPPER SUSQUEHANNA RIFLE ATTRIBUTED TO

GEORGE MILLER NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY, PA. Cal. 45 rifled bore. NSN. Bbl. 39". Overall length 55". Bbl. signed “G. M.” on top flat. This fine, curly maple rifle has an elaborate 4 piece brass engraved patchbox w/ 8 piercings. Brass comb inlay measures 7 1/2" long & the gun has 20 silver inlays. Incised carving rear of the cheekpiece & a very nicely figured saddle plate 6 3/4" long. Flintlock retained by single screw appears reconverted & has dbl. set triggers. This rifle has been attributed to George Miller, who worked in Sunbury, Northumberland County PA. CONDITION: very good to fine overall, other than reconversion lock components, rifle appears original & complete. Carving side of butt has a long shrinkage crack from the cheekpiece to the buttplate & the toe of the butt is cracked due to shrinkage. These are a result from aging & do not detract from the appearance or value of the rifle. Stock is sound w/ only inset repair being about .5" wedge between lock & bbl. tang, hand worn patina. Mechanically fine w/ well defined rifled bore. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. John Persing. (01-19605/RG). ANTIQUE. $4,000-7,000.

Lot: 3425 - HIGHLY DECORATED FLINTLOCK KENTUCKY RIFLE

ATTRIBUTED TO J. KOST. Cal. 50 rifled bore. NSN. Bbl. 42" full oct. signed "J*K". Overall 57". Profusely decorated rifle w/ 40 silver inlays. Engraved 4 piece patchbox has 5 piercings, 6 1/2" brass comb inlay has 2 piercings, 5 1/2" brass toeplate has 5 piercings & 6 3/4" brass saddle plate has 7 piercings. Brass highly engraved full sideplate is held in place by 2 lock screws & 3 wood screws. English London warranted lock has been reconverted. Curly maple stock is stained very dark. Gun shows signs of light incise carving to the rear of the cheekpiece. CONDITION: good overall. Originally had set triggers; rear trigger is missing. Rear sight has been moved forward approx. 4 1/2" in period. Stock is sound w/ several crack & inset repairs around lock & forestock; the last 6" of forestock at muzzle is replaced including front ramrod pipe, nosecap & the 2 pairs of insets forward of pipe. Incise carving on butt is worn to the point where it is extremely difficult to see, but fortunately does not detract from the beauty of the gun. Mechanically functional, discernible grooved bore. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. John Persing. (01-19570/RG). ANTIQUE. $4,000-6,000.

Lot: 3426 - RARE JONATHAN WETZEL SNYDER COUNTY KENTUCKY RIFLE.

Cal. 52 rifled bore. NSN. Bbl. 37 1/4" full oct. Overall length 51". This curly maple stocked rifle has a 4 piece brass patchbox w/ 5 piercings. Engraved English original flintlock. “J WETZEL” in script on top bbl. flat. Bbl. is fastened to stock w/ wedges, as opposed to pins. Set triggers, 5" brass comb inlay & a brass saddle plate. Profusely incised carved to the rear of the cheekpiece. Jonathan Wetzel (1826-1845) Center/Jackson Township. Wetzel lived close to New Berlin on the Snyder County side of Penns Creek. The road where he lived is today Broadway Road. He was assessed in the 1829, 1833 & 1835 assessments as living in Center Township along the “Middlecreek”. He was the brother of Henry Wetzel & made his rifles from bbls. produced by his brother. His guns are extremely hard to locate. Other guns by him are sometimes signed “JW”. CONDITION: very good overall as reconverted, good smooth iron patina, there are several well blended sm. cracks & inset repairs at lock in forestock. Mechanics need attention, triggers are out of sync, pitted rifled bore. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. John Persing. (01-19560/RG). ANTIQUE. $4,000-6,000.

Lot: 3427 - SPECTACULAR W. M. LARGE MARKED CUSTOM

CONTEMPORARY FLINTLOCK RIFLE. Cal. 45. NSN. Bbl. 40 1/8" oct. measuring 7/8" across flats at muzzle. Left flat is marked w/ bbl. makers names "W. M. LARGE". Bill Large was a founding member of the National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association. He continued to make his bbls., which were prized for their shooting qualities into the 1980's. German silver blade front sight w/ fixed V notch rear sight. Unmarked trade lock. Bbl. & lock have an antiqued browned looking finish. Plain trigger. Key fastened full length curly maple stock. Right side of butt has rectangular lid pierced & segmented brass patchbox w/ daisy finial having full coverage engraving featuring Indian portrait & tomahawk. Other brass fittings include trigger guard, crescent buttplate, toeplate, nosecap & engraved sideplate. Extensive finely done vine type relief carving is found on either side of the cheekpiece as well as around the top tang lock & thimble areas. Ramrod channel has full length mouldered borders on both sides. Additional mouldered border is found runs from toeplate to trigger guard area. Hardwood ramrod held by faceted brass thimble & 3 faceted oct. brass pipes. Weight: 7 lbs., 10 oz. CONDITION: over 90% brown finish. Stock has very good finish showing a few sm. marks. Sound lock. Bore is bright w/ strong rifling. (01-18098/DS). ANTIQUE. $4,000-6,000.

Lot: 3428 - RARE OVER / UNDER SWIVEL BREECH FLINTLOCK

RIFLE MADE BY THOMAS HESS, LEHIGH COUNTY, PA. Cal. 45 rifled over 40 cal. smooth bore. NSN. Overall length 51 1/2". Bbl. 36" full oct.; unsigned. O/U flintlock swivel barreled Kentucky rifle made by Thomas Hess in what is now Lehigh County. 4 Piece engraved brass patch box w/ 9 piercings. Silver cheekpiece inlay has 1 piercing. Thomas Hess was a member of the well known Hess Family of gunsmiths in Heidleburg township in Lehigh County south of Blue Mountain. There were at least 6 Hess gunsmiths who worked at the Hess gun factory including Thomas. Thomas eventually moved over the mountain to Schulkill County. Thomas was known to have made several swivel flintlock rifles. CONDITION: patchbox release needs adjusting, otherwise entire rifle is clean & original throughout. (01-19975/RG). ANTIQUE. $4,000-8,000.

Lot: 3429 - VERY NICE SWIVEL BREECH PERCUSSION CONVERSION

COMBINATION GUN BY STOEFFEL SMITH DATED 1821. Cal. 45 rifled bore. / 45 smooth bore. NSN. 54.5" overall, 39" oct bbls. This is a fine, original O/U swivel Kentucky made & signed on sideplate: “Stoeffel Smith 1821”. The gun has a nicely engraved 4 pc brass patchbox, curly maple stock. The bbls. are separated by full wood paneling w/ ramrod pipes one side & 6 brass inlays on other. Brass decorative scalloped panel along buttplate tang to toe on the left hand, 8.5" brass toeplate is engraved “FEB 23 1823”, full brass comb inlay, oval silver engraved thumb plate & silver engraved “man in the moon” on cheekpiece. Patrick Hornberger's recent book, Berks County Longrifles & Gunmakers depicts similar signed example of over/under still in flintlock. Smith (active 1790-1830) is believed to have been an apprentice of Wolfgang Haga in Berks County. CONDITION: very good overall. 2" Inset wood repair between the lock & the bbl. tang; 4" well patinaed sliver missing along the inlay side of wood panels 8" from the muzzle. Swivel mechanism is engaged by pressing forward section of 2 pc trigger bow, swivel operates but is loose & needs attention. There is no main spring tension, hammer appears to be a later replacement. Both rifled & smooth bbls. are very good. (01-19971/JS). ANTIQUE. $4,000-6,000.

Lot: 3430 - BEAUTIFULLY DECORATED CURLY MAPLE PERCUSSION RIFLE

ATTRIBUTED TO JOHN MARKES, UNION COUNTY. Cal. 40 rifled bore. NSN. Bbl. 40" full oct., signed “JM”. Overall length 55 1/2". Elaborate 4 piece brass patchbox engraved w/ 13 piercings. Has 31 silver inlays along w/ 5 1/4" long silver saddle plate, 5" comb inlay w/ 2 piercings & a silver cheekpiece inlay w/ 6 piercings. 8 1/2" Brass fully engraved toeplate. Engraved percussion lock has dbl. set triggers. 12 Of the silver inlays are fish. A truly handsome gun. Attributed to John Markes (1820-1876) in Union County. CONDITION: aside from the ordinary shrinkage crack at the toe, appears to be in untouched original condition. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. John Persing. (01-19561/RG). ANTIQUE. $4,000-6,000.

Lot: 3431 - CURLY MAPLE CARVED PERCUSSION JOSEPH LONG RIFLE

SIGNED LOCK AND BARREL. Cal. 32 rifled bore. NSN. Bbl. 36" full oct. signed “JL” in script. Overall length 51". Very nice, solid curly maple stock. 4 piece patchbox w/ 4 piercings. The percussion lock w/ dbl. set triggers is signed “LONG” in script & the bbl. is initialed “JL”. The incised carving to the rear of the cheekpiece is clear & distinct. 13 silver inlays & brass saddle plate & toeplate. Joseph Long worked in Beaver Creek, PA 1820-1872 & was a prolific maker of percussion rifles. CONDITION: very good to fine overall. Incised carving is clear & sharp. Lock engraving is sharp & legible. The entire gun is in original, unrestored condition. Maple stock well fit w/ hand worn patina, dbl set triggers missing adj. screw & do not cock; mechanics need attention. Discernible rifled bore w/ pitting. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. John Persing. (01-19548/RG). ANTIQUE. $4,000-6,000.

Lot: 3432 - FINE BEDFORD COUNTY SIDE BY SIDE PERCUSSION

RIFLE BY THOMAS OLDHAM. Cal. 40-42. NSN. Bbl. 34 3/4" oct. Overall length 50 1/2". Classic Bedford gun w/ elongated engraved percussion locks w/ slenderized sculptured hammers signed “T. OLDHAM” on right bbl. & “BEDFORD” on left. Classic Bedford County profile & engraved patchbox. Lg. engraved silver eagle plaque on cheekpiece. Brass mounts all engraved including lg. oval thumb plate. Oldham was well known for making side by sides & this is an exemplary example. Thomas Oldham (1809-1891) was active in the 1840s & likely before; he moved to Iowa about 1854, which would end his Bedford County rifle days. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: 1st edition 1960 "The Pennsylvania Kentucky Rifle" by Henry J. Kauffman- this gun is pictured on pg. 101 from Collection of Herman Dean. CONDITION: very good overall, locks & bbls. have mixed gray/brown patina w/ pitting around breech. Stock is sound w/ handworn patina. Striped maple stock shows no obvious wood repairs or insets. Right bbl. has twist rifling. Left bbl. is grooved but no twist. (01-19970/JS). ANTIQUE. $4,000-6,000.

Lot: 3433 - RARE & FINE HALF-STOCK PERCUSSION SCHUTZEN RIFLE

BY LOUIS GERTEIS, NEW ORLEANS. Cal. 36. NSN. Bbl. 31 3/4". 15 lbs. & 1" False muzzle heavy oct. bbl. marked: "L. GERTEIS NEW ORLEANS", lockplate marked "L.GERTEIS N. ORLEANS", dbl. set triggers, elaborate scrolled guard, walnut stock, checkered wrist & raised cheekpiece, Swiss style heavy brass buttplate, rear folding adj. peep sight, globe front sight, pewter nosecap. CONDITION: very good to fine overall. Bbl. has overall mottled plum patina, breech & lock have muted case colors, hammer has bright case colors. Brass has a smooth medium mustard patina. Mechanically fine w/ crisp rifled bore. Louis Gerteis (1831-1899) immigrated from Germany at 17 years old & already a trained gunsmith. He is listed in 1855 as gun maker at 75 Magazine Street. (01-19484/JS). ANTIQUE. $4,000-5,000.

Lot: 3434 - EARLY NEW BERLIN FLINTLOCK RIFLE ATTRIBUTED TO

GEORGE KOLPITZER. Cal. 50 smooth bore. NSN. Bbl. 42 1/2" full oct. Overall length approx. 59". Buttstock 4" high, 1 1/2" wide. This very early New Berlin rifle has been attributed to George Kolpitzer due to its very early characteristics. There are several other area gunsmiths w/ the initials “GK” who later worked in the same area. Kolpitzer worked ca. 1817-1850. At the age of 60, he moved to Ohio where he was listed as a gunsmith. He was born in 1790 & his name was also spelt “Calpetser” in records. This gun has a very early German style hand forged flintlock. The 4 piece brass patch box has 8 piercings & is not engraved other than simple edge decoration along finial in box lid. Left hand side of butt is incise carved to rear of the cheekpiece. Sculptured heavy brass sideplate is also the early style. Maple stock is lightly curled. Bbl. is nicely signed in old German script “GK”. CONDITION: tail end of sideplate has been filed & pinned down possibly due to wood shrinkage. Sm. triangle of wood at the toe has been replaced & a 1 3/4" brass triangle has been inlet to the rear of the trigger guard. Bbl. signature is clearly visible & the 3 silver inlays along the forend seem to have been replaced. The ramrod seems impossible to remove, bound by bent rear thimble. This rifle is an example of a very early upper Susquehanna rifle school work. Mechanically functional w/ clear smooth bore. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. John Persing. (01-19533/RG). ANTIQUE. $3,500-4,500.

Lot: 3435 - RARE TIGER STRIPED PERCUSSION KENTUCKY RIFLE MADE

AND SIGNED BY JOSEPH KIMMELL UNION COUNTY, PA. Cal. 50 rifled. 60" Overall. Bbl. 44 1/2" full oct. Very few guns have been located by this maker & this one is a fine example. This curly maple rifle has a 4 piece brass patchbox w/ 9 piercings, 6" long brass comb inlay, 5 1/2" brass saddle plate & 5" brass toe plate w/ 3 piercings. Forend is pin fastened to bbl. Rifle has an engraved percussion London Warranted English lock w/ dbl. set triggers. The bbl. is clearly initialed "JK" in script. CONDITION: entire rifle in very good original condition. Bbl. & bbl. tang are in the white and appear original. There is heavy opaque varnish around bbl. tang & trigger guard but no discernible repair or insets. Mechanically fine, discernible dirty rifled bore. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. John Persing. (01-19631/RG). ANTIQUE. $3,500-6,500.

Lot: 3436 - ATTRACTIVE CURLY MAPLE RIFLE BY GEORGE SMITH,

NEW BERLIN. Cal. 45 rifled bore. NSN. Bbl. 42" full oct. Overall length 57 1/2". 4 Piece engraved brass patchbox w/ one piercing. Stock has outstanding, beautiful curl & is incised carved to the rear of the cheekpiece. 12 silver inlays & brass 5" comb inlay. Bbl. is wedge fastened to the stock. Lock marked “C. BERG & CO. Philadelphia Warranted" possibly original flintlock w/ dbl. set triggers. There is incised carving on each side at the rear ramrod entrance ferrule. Smith worked in New Berlin, signed his worked “G. S.” & his guns show nice carvings as well as nice brass work. CONDITION: appears to be in excellent condition throughout w/ the exception of the bbl., may have been shortened about 1" from the muzzle. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. John Persing. (01-19583/RG). ANTIQUE. $3,000-7,000.

Lot: 3437 - JOHN PARKS SR. CENTER TOWNSHIP CARVED RIFLE.

Cal. 50 rifled bore. NSN. Bbl. 53 3/4" full oct. Overall length 58". Bbl. signed “J.P.”. 4 Piece brass patchbox. Curly maple stock is carved to the rear & forward of cheekpiece, which features a nicely engraved half-moon silver inlay. It has the usual Snyder County style brass 4 1/2" saddle plate. 11 Silver inlays, including the cheekpiece moon inlay. In 1833 John Parks Sr. worked in Center Township, he is also known to have lived briefly in Huntingdon & Clearfield counties. CONDITION: 1" part of tail of brass sideplate is replaced. Otherwise, the rifle seems to be clear & solid throughout. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. John Persing. (01-19591/RG). ANTIQUE. $3,000-5,000.

Lot: 3438 - UPPER SUSQUEHANNA SCHOOL FLINTLOCK RIFLE

ATTRIBUTED TO ADAM MORR. Cal. 50 smooth bore. NSN. Bbl. 41 1/2" illegibly signed on top flat. Overall length 57". A nicely curled maple stock w/ an exquisitely engraved patchbox door. English flintlock marked “KETLAND & CO.” w/ dbl. set triggers. Lightly incised carved rear of the cheekpiece. Makers marking on the bbl. are illegible due to pitting. Has 10 silver inlays. Adam Morr is listed in Millheim Boro, Centre County, PA. He signs his work “A. MORR”. He died in Millheim in 1880, at the age of 87. It is believed he learned his trade in Old Union County before moving to Centre County. Adam Morr was an executor of the estate of the gunsmith Jacob Albright, when Albright died in 1840. CONDITION: very good overall, probable reconversion, battery appears replaced, patchbox latch needs adj. Stock is sound w/ hand worn patina. 2 1/2" wood repair has been inlet on the left hand side of the trigger guard in period. Inset repairs between lock & bbl. tang & just forward of frizzen. Other than these well blended wood repairs, stock appears to be complete & original. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. John Persing. (01-19554/RG). ANTIQUE. $3,000-4,500.

Lot: 3439 - EARLY JACOB ALBRIGHT CENTRE COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA

INCISE CARVED KENTUCKY RIFLE. Cal. 45 smooth bore. NSN. Bbl. 38". 3 3/4" High & 1 1/4" wide buttstock. Elegant engraved fancy script "JA" signed oct. to rnd. bbl. Left hand side of the butt is nicely incise carved in front & back of the cheekpiece. 4 Piece brass patchbox w/ a nicely engraved door. The patchbox finial has 1 piercing. The 4 1/2" long brass toeplate is also finely engraved, as is the 2 screw sideplate. The early handmade flintlock appears to be original flint but later addition as bbl. is reconverted. The stock is curly maple. Jacob Albright worked in Haines Township, Northampton County (Centre County today). Jacob was the son of Jacob Albrecht who worked in York County. CONDITION: good to very good overall, lock is fairly well fit but still has gap around perimeter, wood insets between lock & tang & just forward of frizzen replacing burnout. Shows signs of heavy use, but all features, including the carving & signature on bbl. are clear & distinct. Mechanically functions but set trigger screw is missing & takes extra effort to set. Smooth clear bore w/ areas of pitting. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. John Persing. (01-19638/RG). ANTIQUE. $3,000-5,000.

Lot: 3440 - LATE FLINT SAMUEL DREISBACH CARVED KENTUCKY RIFLE.

Cal. 38 smooth bore. NSN. Bbl. 42" full oct. signed "S.D.". Overall length 57". Very nice 4 piece brass engraved patchbox w/ 11 piercings. 6 Silver wrist inlays include 2 that are heart shaped. Curly maple stock is nicely incised carved to rear of the cheekpiece & the bbl. initials are distinct & clear. Bbl. maker’s name is on the side flat of the bbl. at the breech "A. SCHNPIDER". Samuel Dreisbach (1817-1838) a member of the famous Dreisbach family gunsmiths, later worked in Mifflinburg, PA. CONDITION: flintlock is a very late period lock w/ only one lock screw, sideplate uses 2 screws. Patchbox release needs adj. as does the internal flintlock mechanism. Stock has several inset repairs at lock & forestock including scotch tape repair where damaged on right hand side where the a bbl. pin was punched out. Front bbl. sight is missing. Mechanics need attention. Old, good rifled bore. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. John Persing. (01-19549/RG). ANTIQUE. $3,000-5,000.

Lot: 3441 - VERY FINE S. MILLER FLINTLOCK RIFLE.

Cal. 50 smooth bore. NSN. Bbl. 43 3/4" full oct. Overall length 59". 4 Piece brass patchbox & is nicely signed on the top flat of the bbl. “S MILLER” in script. Appears to be original flint. Beautiful high quality curly maple stock is nicely incise carved behind cheekpiece. Trigger is curled over at the bottom, similar to many earlier rifles. This rifle is attributed to Samuel Miller. Samuel Miller was originally from the Hamburg, Berks County area, but later relocated to the upper Susquehanna area. CONDITION: overall, this rifle appears to be in extremely nice condition throughout. Fine overall, smooth patinas, stock is sound, well fit & appears unmolested other than probable changed vacant oval silver thumbplate. Mechanically fine w/ clear smooth bore. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. John Persing. (01-19555/RG). ANTIQUE. $3,000-6,000.

Lot: 3442 - PENNSYLVANIA RIFLE, POSSIBLY BY SCHEYER.

Cal. 50 smooth bore. NSN. 41 1/8" Slightly tapered oct. bbl. is unmarked & is fitted w/ U notch rear & German silver bead front sights. Hand made lock w/ slightly chamfered plate having file decorated tail is made w/ serpentine cock, inset faceted pan, bridled frizzen & feather spring w/ file decorated steeple type foliate finial. Bbl. & lock appear to be in original flint configuration. Full length stock of lightly fiddle figured hard maple extends to muzzle w/ brass cap & is pinned to bbl. Mts. are brass w/ simple patchbox w/ release in buttplate & has spear type finial. Buttplate has 2" brass return. Chamfered trigger guard has grip spur. Long squared sideplate is chamfered. Stock has incised carving behind & below sm. fluted cheekpiece. Grip area is slightly recessed leaving raised fields at transition to butt & around bbl. tang. Ramrod channel is lightly beaded terminating in more incise scroll at rear above oct. & beaded thimble. Old hickory ramrod mounts through 2 matching pipes. CONDITION: good. Bbl. & lock retaining brown patina w/ scattered pitting. Stock w/ what appears to be original finish w/ many minor marks. Has attractive wear at grip & forend. Brass toned to mustard brown. Rusted bore. Lock cocks but won't fire. (01-20142/MGM). ANTIQUE. $3,000-4,000.

Lot: 3443 - FINE JOHN SHULER SWIVEL BREECH O/U PERCUSSION

KENTUCKY RIFLE. Cal. 41. NSN. Bbl. 34 1/2" oct. Overall length 50 1/2". Each bbl. marked “JOHN SHULER / LIVERPOOL, PA”. Inset brass blade front sights, fixed inset notch rear sights, dbl. set triggers, back action lock engraved w/ maker mark “HENRY PARKER”. All brass mounted w/ engraved pierced 4 piece patchbox, engraved toeplate, sideplate & triggerguard. Swivel breech is operated by cocking to half-cock position & bbls. can be turned & locked in place. 6 German silver insets mounted on nicely striped maple stock. John Shuler Jr. from the famous Shuler family of gunmakers was active starting about 1832. CONDITION: very good to fine overall. Lock & bbls. have dark, smooth iron patina. Stock has only minor cosmetic blemishes w/ no apparent alterations on insets, handworn patina, mechanically fine w/ crisp, discernable rifled bores. (01-19973/JS). ANTIQUE. $3,000-5,000.

Lot: 3444 - FLINTLOCK RIFLE BY PENN TOWNSHIP NEW BERLIN RIFLE

MAKER WILLIAM LAUDENSLAGER 1840-1860. Cal. 50 rifled bore. NSN. Bbl. 40" full oct. Overall length 55 1/2". Bbl. signed “W.L.”. Curly maple rifle w/ 4-piece brass patchbox w/ 5 piercings. Nicely engraved J & W Wilson English lock. The rifle is plain w/ very little carving or decoration. Laudenslager was born in 1819, the younger brother of Samuel Laudenslager & is believed to have learned the trade from his uncle S. H. St. Clair. He lived in New Berlin close to Samuel Baum Jr, about 1860 he moved to Hancock County OH & died in 1892. CONDITION: a triangular piece of wood at the toe of butt is broken from shrinkage, as is often the case. The flintlock needs adj. but is all complete & original. Stock stamped “J. MECKLEY” just forward of the toeplate, probably indicating a previous owner. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. John Persing. (01-19594/RG). ANTIQUE. $2,500-3,500.

Lot: 3445 - HEAVY DAVID ALBRIGHT CENTRE COUNTY FLINTLOCK

KENTUCKY RIFLE WITH RARE INITIALED STOCK CARVING. Cal. 52 rifled. NSN. Bbl. 38" full oct. Overall length 53 1/4". Buttstock 4" high, 1 1/4" wide. Rifle has a nice curly maple stock that has elaborate script incise carved “DA” on the left-hand side of the butt, single set trigger. The brass 4 piece patchbox side panels are attractively separate from the door. The English warranted flintlock is worn, but appears to be original flint w/ distinctive sm. based cock. The bbl. is script engraved “DA” in same ornate style as carved. David Albright is listed in Haines township Centre County ca. 1825, he was a son of Jacob Albright, who later moved to Illinois. CONDITION: shows signs of wear from heavy use. Lock & bbl are cleaned w/ overall gray/bright patina w/ pitting, good markings. Stock is sound, well fit w/ hand worn patina. Sideplate has an added wood screw, probably indicating it may have lifted from shrinkage. Gun has a silver wrist inlay & a silver half-moon cheekpiece inlay. Top leaf of patchbox should be reset due to wood shrinkage, mechanically fine w/ clear rifled bore. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. John Persing. (01-19531/RG). ANTIQUE. $2,500-4,500.

Lot: 3446 - FINE REPRODUCTION YORK COUNTY SCHOOL KENTUCKY

RIFLE BY WAYNE P. WATSON. Cal. 50. NSN. Wayne P. Watson is well known for his historically accurate reproductions of famous rifles & other Colonial weaponry. He built the “Kill-Deer” rifle carried by Daniel Day Lewis in the movie “The Last of the Mohicans”. This rifle appears to be a repro of a York County school Kentucky rifle originally built by the well known George Schroyer. It has 45" swamped oct. bbl. fitted w/ one standing leaf rear & silver blade front sights & is engraved “W. WATSON” on top flat. Touch hole is unbushed. 1770 Style lock has serpentine cock inset oct. pan, bridled frizzen, & feather spring w/ leaf finial. Triggers are double set, firing trigger w/ turned blade. Stock of a fine piece of curly maple extends to muzzle w/ brass cap & exhibits carved fields around lock & sideplate & some raised carved scroll either side of classic small fluted cheekpiece. Stock attaches to bbl. w/ 3 sliding brass bolts. Ramrod channel is nicely outlined w/ small beads. All furniture is brass. Triggerguard has finger scroll at grip. Buttplate is of an early, heavy style & there is a 3 piece patch box on right side of stock w/ pierced circular finial w/ floral top. Patch box is nicely scroll engraved & has checkered shading. A man’s head is engraved in central portion of finial. Rectangular cover has button release in top tang of buttplate. Heavy shaped sideplate is also nicely engraved. Hickory ramrod is held by 3 oct. beaded pipes & matching thimble. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: file of information on Wayne P. Watson & his rifles. CONDITION: exceptionally fine, retaining nearly all maker applied finishes w/ only a few minor handling marks. Does not appear to have been fired, however frizzen shows multiple flint strikes. Triggers set. Lock is operable. Bore bright & shiny. (01-20042/MGM). ANTIQUE. $2,500-3,500.

Lot: 3447 - RARE EARLY PERCUSSION SNYDER COUNTY PA RIFLE BY

JOSEPH SHAFER (SCHAEFER). Cal. 55 smooth. NSN. Bbl. 43 3/4" full oct., 59" overall. Curly maple stock w/ 4 piece brass engraved patchbox. 20 Silver inlays. Gun is incised carved behind the cheekpiece. Silver halfmoon inlay above cheek & brass cheek inlay are engraved. The brass sideplate marked "No 145". The early percussion lock engraved w/ "SHAFER" which identifies the maker. The lock would suggest this gun could date as early as the 1820s. CONDITION: very good overall, mottled dark gray patina to bbl. & lock, maker script signature on top of bbl. partially discernible. Stock is sound, w/ several inset repairs below lock, above sideplate & sm. inset at left mid bbl. wedge, otherwise stock has hand worn patina. Mechanically functional w/ clear pitted smoothbore. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. John Persing. (01-19574/RG). ANTIQUE. $2,500-3,500.

Lot: 3448 - SIGNED BEDFORD COUNTY HANDSOMELY STRIPED & SILVER

INSET BOY’S PERCUSSION RIFLE. Cal. 38. NSN. Bbl. 46" overall, 30.5" oct. signed in script “DM DRAKE EVERETT”. Dbl. set triggers, no patchbox, 14 German silver inlays. This is a very fine example of little known Bedford County maker. Dolphus M. Drake (1853-1955) lived & worked as gunsmith & carpenter for over 80 years in Everett, Pennsylvania. When he died at 102 in 1955, he was the longest living Bedford County resident. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: several pages of research on Dolphus Drake. CONDITION: very good to fine, appears all original w/ no repair or alterations, good surfaces throughout, mechanically fine including set triggers, clear rifled bore. (01-19972/JS). ANTIQUE. $2,000-2,500.

Lot: 3449 - P. NEWBEKER FLINTLOCK DOLPHIN COUNTY RIFLE.

Cal. 44 smooth bore. NSN. Bbl. 37" full oct. Bbl. signed "P. Newbeker" on top flat. Overall length 52". 4 Piece engraved brass patchbox w/ one piercing. Unmarked flintlock, appears to be original flint. Curly maple stock. Engraved brass sideplate w/ some incised carving on each side above the rear ramrod entrance ferrule. Very little information exists on this maker. CONDITION: wrist area shows signs of having originally been checkered but the checkering has nearly all been worn off. Buttplate & toeplate have been damaged at the toe to cover a sm. triangle of missing wood. Gun originally had set triggers, but back trigger is missing, trigger guard has been incorrectly replaced & does not fill the original trigger guard cavity. 13x1/4" Sliver of wood along the bbl. is missing on right hand side & 10x1/4" sliver of wood missing on left. There is a 4" section under the forend where ramrod hole broke through wood, patchbox door release needs adjusting. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. John Persing. (01-19547/RG). ANTIQUE. $2,000-3,500.

Lot: 3450 - JACOB EARNEST, GRANDSON OF "INDIAN

EVE", FULL STOCK PENNSYLVANIA RIFLE. Cal. about 40. NSN. Before the Revolutionary War, Eve Ernst, her husband & six children were attacked by marauding Indians. Eve was taken captive. After about 12 years, she was ransomed by the British & exchanged after the Revolution, then walked back to Pennsylvania w/ her son, Henry. Henry eventually married & moved to Westmoreland County, PA. His son, Jacob Earnest (Ernst) was born Jan. 2nd, 1805. Jacob's flintlock rifles are considered among the finest made in Westmoreland County. Bbl. 40 3/4" oct. measuring 15/16" across flats. Top flat is marked w/ initials "J" & "E" having 8 point star between them. Side lug style percussion conversion. Engraved percussion trade lock. Dbl. set triggers. Pin fastened full length curly maple roman nose stock w/ cheekpiece. Right side has rectangular lid pierced & segmented brass patchbox w/ fancy finial having bow & arrow engraving on lid. Lid release is in brass toeplate. Other brass fittings include crescent buttplate, finger curl trigger guard, sideplate, nose cap, thimble & 2 pipes. German silver oval cheekpiece plate has feather style engraving. Hardwood ramrod. WEIGHT: 7 lbs., 15.4 oz. "American Gunsmiths" by Frank Sellers has the following listing "EARNEST, JACOB, (1805-1884). Westmoreland Co., Pennsylvania, 1836-1884. Flintlock Kentucky rifle. (Bowers). UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: copies of magazine articles about Jacob Earnest w/ photos of his rifles. Pages of information about Ernst / Earnest family history & copies of emails of conversations discussing this rifle & Eve's history. CONDITION: bbl. finish has acquired a dark patina color w/ pitting heavy in breech area. Lock & hammer have mottled gray brown appearance w/ pitting. Trigger must be set for hammer to hold in cocked position. Stock has added finish over wear & handling marks w/ wood erosion & repaired cracks above lockplate. Both sides of forearm have long strips of added wood repairs. Dark lightly pitted bore retaining deep rifling. (01-19201/DS). ANTIQUE. $2,000-4,000.

Lot: 3451 - PENNSYLVANIA STYLE KENTUCKY RIFLE ATTRIBUTED TO

THE HENRY FAMILY OF SALISBURY, PENNSYLVANIA. Cal. 61 Smooth Bore. NSN. Bbl. 49 1/4" oct. to rnd. is fitted w/ U notch rear & brass bead front sights. No bbl. signature is found. Handmade flintlock w/ raised chamfered plate & file decorated tail, has serpentine cock, inset faceted pan, bridled frizzen. File decorated feather spring w/ finial having teat. Full length stock of dramatically striped curly maple extends to muzzle w/ brass cap & attaches to bbl. w/ 4 sliding side bolts. Stock is brass mounted. Relatively simple patchbox w/ ball finial, has release in crescent of buttplate w/ 4 1/2" return. Trigger guard has grip spur. Side plate is filed in OG fashion at top & has some line border engraving matching style found on patchbox & oval plate above simple fluted sm. cheekpiece. A rnd. silver escutcheon is at top of grip. New hardwood ramrod is held by 3 brass pipes & matching thimble. CONDITION: good w/ repairs. Bbl. & lock w/ deep brown pitted patina. Wood retains most of its original finish w/ attractive hand wear at grip & forend. Brass very nicely toned. Rifle has seen extensive repairs in action area. Bbl. & lock are in original flint configuration. An attractive but simple Kentucky rifle. Rusty bore. Lock will not cock. (01-20141/MGM). ANTIQUE. $2,500-3,500.

Lot: 3452 - VIRGINIA STYLE KENTUCKY RIFLE SIGNED "AH"

POSSIBLY ADAM HAYMAKER OF FREDERICK COUNTY VIRGINIA". Cal. 52. NSN. 42 1/4" Tapered oct. bbl. is engraved "A+H" on top. Lock w/ raised chamfered flat plate having file decorated transition to tail is fitted w/ serpentine cock, inset faceted pan, unbridled frizzen w/ curl to tail & file decorated feather spring w/ bulbous finial having teat. Stock of somewhat curly maple, is brass mounted & extends to muzzle w/ 2 1/2" brass cap. Mounts include patchbox w/ piercings underneath floral finial (release button in buttplate tang). There is a 6" brass extension along top of comb engraved similar to patchbox & return that extends to rear of trigger guard tang. Trigger guard itself is faceted & has grip spur. Sideplate is of plain unengraved squared brass. There is incised carving around lock plate & sideplate as well as grip. Some relief scroll carving is behind sm. chamfered cheekpiece. Ramrod channel is nicely beaded w/ low relief carving around tail pipe. CONDITION: good as restored. Metal parts are all a dark brown patina over pitting. Rear portion of stock retains most if its original red wash. Front portion of stock from 1/ 1/2" in front of lock to muzzle is replaced. Brass is nicely toned. Smooth bore is dark & pitted. Lock is operable. Rifle is in original flint configuration. (01-20140/MGM/BF). ANTIQUE. $7,000-9,000.

Lot: 3453 - FLINTLOCK JOHN LAUDENSLAGER PENN TOWNSHIP,

SNYDER COUNTY RIFLE. Cal. 45 rifled bore. NSN. Bbl. 40" full oct., signed “JL” on top bbl. flat. Overall length 55 1/2". Has a 4 piece brass patchbox w/ 7 piercings. The curly maple stock is not carved. Flintlock is extremely late as it is held in place w/ one lock screw, has dbl. set triggers & a brass saddle plate. A very plain, but hard to find, Kentucky rifle from the Snyder County area. Laudenslager was born about 1803 & was the father of Jacob & Cousin of Samuel & William Laudenslager. He worked as a gunsmith near Salem until he moved to Portage County, OH about 1830 where he continued to work as a gunsmith. CONDITION: clean & solid throughout, but the safety on lock is missing. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. John Persing. (01-19568/RG). ANTIQUE. $ 1,800-3,500.

Lot: 3454 - EARLY FLINTLOCK SMOOTH RIFLE, BARREL INITIALED

“SB”. Cal. 50 smooth rifle. NSN. Bbl. 44", initialed “SB” & is attributed to Samuel Baum, New Berlin. Overall length 59 3/4". Stock carved forward & back of the cheekpiece. In addition to the early lock, the curled trigger is also very early. This gun is what is called a “smooth rifle”, gun makers records show they made rifles, fowlers & smooth rifles. Smooth rifles were all purpose guns that could be used to shoot either a ball or shot. Fowlers were thin walled bbls. that could not shoot a lead ball & rifles could shoot only balls but were more accurate. A previous owner (in period) has put his initials on each side of the stock, which would normally not detract from the guns value. This is a very interesting, early working mans gun, which could date back close to the turn of the century. CONDITION: appears to be clean & solid throughout. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. John Persing. (01-19567/RG). ANTIQUE. $1,800-3,500.

Lot: 3455 - NICELY CURLED, ATTRACTIVE FLINTLOCK RIFLE

ATTRIBUTED TO GEORGE SMITH FROM NEW BERLIN, PA. Cal. 50 smooth bore. NSN. Bbl. 48 3/4" oct. to rnd. Overall length 62 1/4". This attractive, curly maple Kentucky has been attributed to George Smith. Has a 4 piece brass engraved patchbox w/ 4 piercings, 21 silver inlays, 4 1/2" brass toeplate & a sm. 4" saddle plate. The stock is incised carved forward, under & rear of the cheekpiece as well as being nicely carved around bbl. tang. The cheekpiece features a silver “American eagle”. This rifle was made circa 1817. CONDITION: there is one silver inlay missing on cheekpiece, another is missing forward of the sideplate. 10x1/4" Sliver of wood is replaced along the bbl. forward of lock. Top of one star bbl. pin inlay, where wood was replaced, is missing. 1 3/4x1/4" brass plate has been inlet on the front of the forestock to cover missing wood in that area. Stock has been shortened 1/2" from the muzzle. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. John Persing. (01-19634/RG). ANTIQUE. $1,500-2,500.

Lot: 3456 - UNUSUAL HALF STOCK 2 SHOT SUPERIMPOSED LOADING

DOUBLE MULE EAR RIFLE BY W. P. DEWITT OF ELMYRA, NY. Cal. 45. NSN. Bbl. 32 1/8" heavy oct. fitted w/ semi buckhorn dovetailed through rear & brass blade front sights stamped "W. P. DEWITT" "ELMYRA N. Y." on top flat. Breech area fitted w/ 2 nipples, one in front of the other, to allow for sequential loading. Unusual lock w/ 2 mule ear hammers is unmarked, but has some rudimentary engraving. Cherry wood half stock w/ pewter cap is German silver mounted. Trigger guard w/ scroll grip, crescent buttplate has 4" return w/ spear finial & oval inlet above fluted right hand cheekpiece. Bbl. bolt escutcheons are oval. CONDITION: bbl. w/ cleaning is presently brown to gray. Breech area considerably pitted, marking clear. Lock is also gray brown & pitted. Stock retains most of an old refinish. Mounts nicely toned. Bore is good w/ strong rifling. Dark in grooves. Hammers will not cock. Inspection reveals welding on sear & worn notches on hammers. Bbl. bolt is missing. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19780/MGM). ANTIQUE. $1,500-2,000.

Lot: 3457 - CURLY MAPLE SIGNED PERCUSSION RIFLE BY WILLIAM

FILMAN, MILTON PA. Cal. 50 rifled bore. NSN. Bbl. 37 1/2" full oct., stamped “W. FILMAN” on top flat. Overall length 52 1/2". William Filman worked from 1820-1861 in Milton, PA. Very little information has been located on this maker, but his rifles show a resemblance to those of Samuel Morrison. Has a 4 piece brass patchbox w/ 9 piercings. Rifle has a brass saddle plate & toeplate. Percussion lock has dbl. set triggers. CONDITION: no evidence of any alterations or repairs. Appears to be in original condition. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. John Persing. (01-19539/RG). ANTIQUE. $1,500-2,500.

Lot: 3458 - UPPER SUSQUEHANNA RIFLE ATTRIBUTED TO JOHN

DREISBACH, UNION COUNTY PA. Cal. 32 rifled bore. NSN. Bbl. 34" full oct. Overall length. 49". Has elaborate 4 piece patchbox w/ 13 piercings. Curly maple stock w/ typical brass Baum style sideplate. Brass saddle plate. London Warranted lock is converted from flint & has dbl. set triggers. John Dreisbach worked in Union County, PA in the early 1800s. CONDITION: silver trigger guard is an incorrect replacement & bbl. appears to have been shortened approx. 3-4" from the back. Otherwise, this rifle is in extremely nice, original condition throughout. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. John Persing. (01-19546/RG). ANTIQUE. $1,500-3,500.

Lot: 3459 - CURLY MAPLE STOCKED KENTUCKY RIFLE ATTRIBUTED TO

ELIAS SPECHT, NEW BERLIN & BEAVERTOWN, PA. Cal. 45 rifled. NSN. 51" Overall. Bbl. 36" oct. Curly maple stocked Kentucky rifle initialed "ES" on bbl. 4 Piece brass patchbox w/ 4 piercings, 42 Silver inlays & 7 1/2" long silver comb inlay. Unmarked percussion lock has dbl. set triggers. CONDITION: bbl. has been cut approx. 5". Some wood has been replaced above the front of the lock. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. John Persing. (01-19581/RG). ANTIQUE. $1,300-2,000.

Lot: 3460 - VERY PLAIN, UNMARKED SCHIMMEL TYPE FARM RIFLE.

Cal. 50 rifled bore. NSN. Bbl. 42" full oct. Overall length. 57". Curly maple rifle w/ original London Warranted flintlock & a very nice horned brass sideplate suggestive of the upper Susquehanna school but the rifle has no solid evidence of school or gunsmith. It is, however; a fine example of the type of low priced rifle that would have been used around the farm. It has a nice 4" brass toeplate. CONDITION: fine, original condition throughout. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. John Persing. (01-19522/RG). ANTIQUE. $1,200-2,000.

Lot: 3461 - HEAVY KENTUCKY MULE EAR PERCUSSION RIFLE

ATTRIBUTED TO SAMUEL MORRISON. Cal. 45 rifled bore. NSN. Bbl. 42" full oct., signed “SM”. Overall length 57". Has an elaborate brass patchbox w/ 13 piercings, 16 silver inlays along stock, brass toeplate w/ 4 piercings & 6" brass saddle plate. Has a very early hand forged mule ear side hammer lock, indicating extremely early mfg. likely meaning the gun was made in the 1820s. Original stock is nicely curled w/ some incised carving rear of cheekpiece. CONDITION: wood at the toe is, as usual, separated from shrinkage. Stock is broken & repaired through wrist area w/ touched up finish. Hammer mechanism is also broken, requiring repair. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. John Persing. (01-19553/RG). ANTIQUE. $1,200-1,800.

Lot: 3462 - INCISED CARVED RIFLE ATTRIBUTED TO JOHN DREISBACH.

Cal. 45 rifled bore. NSN. Bbl. 39". Overall length 55". Has a 4 piece patchbox w/ 7 piercings, 15 silver inlays, 5" brass saddle plate, 4 1/2" brass toeplate, brass comb inlay & an English Warranted lock converted from flint. Stock is faintly incised carved. John Dreisbach worked in Mifflinburg, PA (1814-1861). He was the son of John Dreisbach Sr. CONDITION: patchbox door may be a replacement. Lock has been flint & does not appear to be the correct lock for this rifle. Bbl. & stock have been shortened from the rear, about 3 1/2". Incised carving does not appear to be the quality you would expect w/ a John Dreisbach rifle. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. John Persing. (01-19545/RG). ANTIQUE. $1,200-1,800.

Lot: 3463 - LATE PERCUSSION SAMUEL BAUM RIFLE.

Cal. 41 rifled bore. NSN. Bbl. 36 1/2" full oct. signed “SB”. Overall length 51 1/2". Has 4 Piece brass patchbox w/ 8 piercings. A percussion “J&W Aston” lock w/ dbl. set triggers. Bbl. is pin fastened to the stock. There are 10 silver inlays, along w/ a 5 3/4" brass comb inlay. This is a very late gun by one of upper Susquehanna’s highest quality makers. CONDITION: clean & solid throughout. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. John Persing. (01-19528/RG). ANTIQUE. $1,200-2,200.

Lot: 3464 - FLINTLOCK MILITIA MUSKET BY D. DANA OF CANTON,

MASS. Cal. 69. NSN. Bbl. 40 3/4", marked w/ "P", Eagle & "V" proofs at breech. Well made lock w/ file decorated tail, serpentine cock, bridled frizzen & feather spring w/ lozenge finial stamped "D. DANA" in front of cock (Circa 1800 Canton, Mass.). Civilian style walnut stock is brass mounted; is pinned to bbl. & extends to w/in 3 1/2" of muzzle. Trumpet head ramrod mounts through flared front, beaded middle pipes & matching thimble. CONDITION: iron parts cleaned to pewter gray. Lock quite shiny. Stock w/ old possibly original finish broken through wrist & repaired w/ 2 1/2" square piece of copper wrapped over top & affixed w/ screws. Brass once cleaned is toning. Lock is operable. Pitted bore. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19746/MGM). ANTIQUE. $1,200-1,800.

Lot: 3465 - LARGE BORE LONG BARRELED YORK COUNTY STYLE

PENNSYLVANIA RIFLE BY I DOLL RECONVERTED FROM PERCUSSION. Cal. 57. NSN. Bbl. 51" oct. to rnd., fitted w/ V notch rear & barley brass front sights are deeply stamped "I DOLL" (working circa 1790 York, PA) on top flat behind sight. Bbl. shows evidence of being converted from drum & nipple percussion. Lock w/ plate marked "M. M. MASLIN" is also reconverted. Flat plate w/ rebated tail has scroll engraving. Full length stock of curly maple attaches to bbl. w/ side nails & is brass mounted. Triggerguard has spur forming grip. Crescent buttplate has 3 1/2" return. Long sideplate is nicely chamfered. Old hickory ramrod mounts through 2 beaded pipes & thimble. Wrist is coarsely checkered in skip line pattern & cheekpiece is on left side. CONDITION: bbl. has old brown patina, lock is dark gray to brown. Stock has old refinish & is relatively sound w/ restorations at top & in front of lock & added wood for 8" at muzzle. Lock is operable, but weak. Bore rusted w/ strong rifling. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19709/MGM). ANTIQUE. $1,000-1,500.

Lot: 3466 - AMERICAN FULL STOCK FLINTLOCK RIFLE.

Cal. about 65. NSN. Bbl. 44 1/8" oct. measuring 1" across flats. German silver blade front sight w/ fixed V notch rear sight. Trade lock w/ borderline engraving marked "HOMER". Dbl. set triggers. Full length pin fastened curly maple cheek piece stock. Right side behind cheekpiece has attractive deep relief carving w/ vine type foliate scroll surrounding a lion's head. Toeline of stock is highlighted by incise carved lines on both sides. Right side of stock has rectangular lid segmented patch box w/ fancy finial having hand engraving. Button top patch box release located a buttplate peak. Other brass fittings include crescent buttplate, toeplate, finger curl trigger guard, side plate, thimble, 2 pipes & nose cap. Brass tipped hardwood ramrod. Oval brass tag marked "J.M. DAVIS / 3595 / MEMORIAL" is attached to trigger guard. The JM Davis Firearms Museum in Claremore, OK is home to the world's largest privately held firearms collection. WEIGHT: 9 lbs., 9 oz. CONDITION: bbl. has dark patina appearance showing dents & light pitting. Lock has mottled gray brown appearance w/ light pitting. Lock will cock & fire w/ triggers in set position. Refinished stock w/ added wood repair forward of triggerguard. Dark lightly pitted bore w/ deep rifling. PROVENANCE: From the JM Davis Museum Collection. (01-19898/DS). ANTIQUE. $1,000-1,500.

Lot: 3467 - DON GOUCHER ORNATE CONTEMPORARY LEFT HAND

FLINTLOCK RIFLE. Cal. 45. NSN. Bbl. 42 1/2" oct. w/ sculpted transition to multifaceted front section. Top flat has maker's name "Don Goucher". Rocky Mountain style German silver blade front sight w/ U notch rear sight. Heat colored left hand lock & hammer. Plain trigger. Full length pin fastened curly maple cheekpiece stock. Left side of stock has a pierced segmented rectangular daisy finial patch box w/ hand engraving featuring a bow w/ quiver of arrows on lid. Other brass fittings include crescent buttplate, engraved toe plate, finger curl trigger guard, pierced & engraved side plate, oct. faceted thimble & 2 oct. pipes. German silver ornamentation consist of oval w/ American Eagle on cheekpiece & circular wrist plate marked w/ initial "N". Well executed relief carving is found around cheekpiece, comb, lock & thimble area w/ incise carving along toeline. Ramrod channel has a mullered border. Brass tipped hardwood ramrod. CONDITION: bbl. retains 90% browned finish showing light edge wear. Lock, frizzen, hammer & breech area show some surface corrosion. Brass parts are acquiring a pleasing mild patina. Good original stock finish showing scattered handling marks. Bore retains deep sharp rifling. Brass tip is loose on ramrod. PROVENANCE: Estate of Rick Ingwersen. (01-20150/DS). ANTIQUE. $1,000-1,500.

Lot: 3468 - NEW ENGLAND STYLE FULL STOCK FLINTLOCK RIFLE WITH

LOCK MARKED M DICKSON RECONVERTED FROM PERCUSSION. Cal. 36. NSN. Bbl. 42 3/4" oct. fitted w/ semi buckhorn V notch rear & brass bead front sights. No marker's mark is found. Lock w/ flat plate having rebated tail is scroll engraved. "M. DICKSON" marked under faceted pan. Cherrywood stock extends to muzzle w/ 2" brass tip & attaches to bbl. w/ 3 brass side bolts. Classic New England style rectangular patch box w/ spear & point finial is on right side of stock. Release button is in top tang of brass crescent buttplate w/ 4" return. Brass trigger guard w/ faceted bow has finger spur at grip. Individual sideplates are of New England style w/ ovate & comma shape. Hickory ramrod is held by 2 beaded brass pipes & matching thimble. CONDITION: good as restored. bbl. dark brown pitted patina cleaned up at breech end does not appear to have been reconverted, but touch hole is bushed. Lock has had what is possibly original pan welded on inside giving a better seal against bbl. Serpentine cock & frizzen appear to be old parts as replacement. Top jaw & screw are new & frizzen does not fit pan well. Frizzen pivot screw & screw that is holding feather spring are definitely modern. Brass is nicely toned. Stock is refinished w/ heavy coat of lacquer. Stock is broken through wrist & is repaired. There are a number of repairs & chips along bbl. channel w/ front 2 feet of stock replaced. Trigger is loose in plate. Lock is not releasing properly. Patch box lid is not latching properly Poor bore, rifling evident. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19989/MGM/DS). ANTIQUE. $1,000-1,500.

Lot: 3469 - G. R. DOUGLAS CONTEMPORARY PERCUSSION KENTUCKY

RIFLE. Cal. 45. NSN. Bbl. 44" oct. Overall length 60". Bbl. stamped w/ cabin logo & “21”, also marked by maker w/ cal. Pinched front sight w/ ivory bead, adj. leaf rear sight. German silver mounted w/ 4 piece pierced patchbox, 4 1/2" pierced toeplate. CONDITION: fine overall, bbl. retains most of its dull, brown finish. Stock retains most of its gloss finish w/ scattered storage dings & dents. Mechanically fine including dbl. set triggers. Bright shiny rifled bore. (01-19974/JS). ANTIQUE. $800-1,200.

Lot: 3470 - GOOD LOOKING NEW ENGLAND STYLE LONG BARRELED FULL

STOCK FLINTLOCK FOWLER. Cal. 62. NSN. Bbl. 50 3/4" 2/3 rnd., 1/3 oct., unmarked & has sighting groove filed at breech end. Trade lock w/ rebated tail, serpentine cock, bridled frizzen & roller on feather spring w/ bulbous finial is marked "ALLPORT" "late with" "KETLAND & CO". Lock engraved w/ line borders, cock stamped w/ foliate motifs. Attractive "hand rail" type stock is of what appears to be cherry wood, has sweep to butt & extends to muzzle w/ sm. horn cap. There are raised bead moldings along bbl. & ramrod channels. Old hickory ramrod w/ horn tip held by 3 beaded pipes & matching thimble is of brass. Brass trigger guard has stylized pineapple finial & brass buttplate w/ fancy husk shaped top strap, has some line border & foliate engraving. An oval silver escutcheon is at top of grip & is lightly engraved. There is inlet silver wire surrounding escutcheon. Fancy brass sideplate matches other brass mountings. CONDITION: bbl. dark brown patina. Lock w/ cleaning showing silver highlights. Stock w/ old refinish is sound w/ noted repair in front of lock & some patches at mounting pins. Brass is toned back from cleaning. Frizzen resteeled & lock is operable. Bore somewhat pitted, but has some sheen. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19711/MGM). ANTIQUE. $800-1,500.

Lot: 3471 - F. N. BARGER OHIO FULL STOCK PERCUSSION RIFLE.

Cal. 44. NSN. Bbl. 41 1/2" oct. measuring 1" across flats at muzzle. German silver blade front sight w/ fixed V notch rear sight. Top flat is stamped "F.N. BARGER 1870". "American Gunsmiths" by Frank Sellers has the following listing "Barger, Frederick N., (1813- ), Champaign Co., Ohio, 1836, Urbana, Ohio, 1881. Percussion full stock dated 1870 (Hutslar)". Josh Golcher marked engraved trade lock. Dbl. set triggers. Full length wedge fastened curly maple cheekpiece stock w/ incise carving along ramrod channel. Brass fittings consist of crescent buttplate, toeplate, finger curl trigger guard, sideplate, thimble, 2 faceted pipes & nose cap. Hardwood ramrod. Oval brass tag marked "J.M. DAVIS / 903 / MEMORIAL" is attached to trigger guard. The JM Davis Firearms Museum in Claremore, OK is home to the world's largest privately held firearms collection. CONDITION: metal has gray brown appearance showing sm. dents w/ heavy pitting in breech area. Wood has moderately worn finish showing vivid fiddle figure. Wrist has hairline crack on right side. Functioning lock & triggers, hammer has a chipped cup. Bore retains strong rifling showing spots of pitting. PROVENANCE: From the JM Davis Museum Collection. (01-19899/DS). ANTIQUE. $800-1,200.

Lot: 3472 - J WORLY FLINTLOCK RIFLE RECONVERTED FROM

PERCUSSION. Cal. 58. NSN. Bbl. 41" swamped oct., mounted w/ U notch rear & brass bead front sights is stamped "J WORLY" (Berks County, Pa 1788-1838) & "CR". Bbl. has been converted back to flint from drum & nipple. Trade quality lock marked "DREPPERY" is in original flint. Full length stock of nicely tiger stripped dark stained maple has Berkes County style extreme Roman nose & is brass mounted. Heavy buttplate has 2 1/2" return. Trigger guard has curled spur at rear of grip. Striped wooden ramrod is held by 2 beaded pipes & matching thimble. A German silver upside down crescent moon engraved w/ human face is on left side above fluted cheekpiece & German silver crest plate is at top of grip. CONDITION: bbl. mostly dark brown patina w/ considerable pitting w/ silver highlights showing on high spots. Lock exhibits brown patina w/ silver highlights. Wood has light refinish overall, lock mortise w/ added resin at rear of lock. Wood w/ old repairs including 2/3 replacement wood in butt at rear. Wood replaced along right of bbl. channel. Rough pitted bore. Lock is operable. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19728/MGM). ANTIQUE. $800-1,200.

Lot: 3473 - HEAVY BARRELED HALF STOCK PERCUSSION RIFLE BY P.

GINTZ OF CLEVELAND, OH. Cal. 41. NSN. Heavy 32" oct. bbl., (1.2" across flats) is stamped "P. GINTZ." " CLEVELAND, OHIO" on top flat behind semi buckhorn rear sight. Percussion front spring lock marked "JOSH GOLCHER" & has stamped engraving. Stock of either oak or chestnut is brass mounted & has pewter cap. Trigger guard w/ finger spur on bow has scrolled grip. Deep crescent buttplate has 3 1/4" return. A lollipop type sight adj. for windage is at grip. CONDITION: bbl. is mostly dark brown patina. Lock has heat discoloration. Stock w/ some old finish has wrapped wire repair at grip. Brass nicely toned. Lock is operable. Bore is fair. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19782/MGM). ANTIQUE. $800-1,200.

Lot: 3474 - CURLY MAPLE RIFLE BY ELIAS SPECHT, BEAVERTOWN, PA

(1820-1890). Cal. 40 rifled. NSN. 52" Overall. Bbl. 36" oct. initialed "ES". 4 Piece brass patch box has 4 piercings. 7 1/2" Brass comb inlay & a 5" brass saddle plate. The J&W Aston percussion lock has dbl. set triggers. Elias Specht worked in Beavertown, PA & his brother Moses Specht was Sheriff of Snyder County in 1863. CONDITION: patchbox finial, comb inlay, wrist inlay & sideplate retaining nails, which had originally been flush, have been replaced w/ rnd head protruding nails. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. John Persing. (01-19637/RG). ANTIQUE. $800-1,600.

Lot: 3475 - AMERICAN FULL STOCK PERCUSSION CONVERSION RIFLE.

Cal. about 54. NSN. Bbl. 42 3/4" heavy oct. measuring 1 3/16" across flats. Brass blade front sight w/ fixed V notch rear sight. Bolster style conversion. Top flat of bbl. has filler in extra dovetail near breech end w/ 2 holes for sight attachment & top tang. Golcher marked engraved trade lock & hammer. Dbl. set triggers. Full length pin fastened artificially striped hardwood stock w/ Roman nose comb. Pierce segmented rectangular lid engraved patchbox w/ fancy finial. Other brass fittings consist of crescent buttplate, toeplate, cheekpiece plate, finger curl trigger guard, side plate escutcheons, plain pipe, 2 thimbles & nose cap. Hardwood ramrod. Oval brass tag marked "J.M. DAVIS / 6876 / MEMORIAL" is attached to trigger guard. The JM Davis Firearms Museum in Claremore, OK is home to the world's largest privately held firearms collection. WEIGHT: 15 lbs., 3 oz. CONDITION: metal finish has faded to a mottled gray brown showing spots of pitting. Stock has a dark weathered appearance in forearm w/ lighter appearance in butt showing the artificial striping. Stock shows numerous dents & handling marks w/ lg. crack through wrist area. Area above lock has wood erosion w/ wood plastic fill. Lock will cock & fire when trigger is set. Bore has bright appearance retaining sound rifling. PROVENANCE: From the JM Davis Museum Collection. (01-19892/DS). ANTIQUE. $500-700.

Lot: 3476 - W. FILMAN FULL STOCK PERCUSSION RIFLE

Cal. 40. NSN. Bbl. 39" oct. measuring 13/16" across flats. Brass blade front sight w/ fixed V notch rear sight. Top flat is marked "W FILLMAN". "American Gunsmith" by Frank Sellers has the following listing "FILMAN, WILLIAM A., Milton, Pennsylvania, 1820-1861d. Flintlock and percussion rifles. (Kauffman).". "ELWELL / WARRANTED" marked engraved trade lock. Side lug bolster. Dbl. set triggers. Pin fastened full length curly maple stock w/ Roman nose comb & cheekpiece. Brass fittings consist of crescent buttplate, toeplate, trigger guard, side plate escutcheon, oct. thimble & 2 oct. pipes. Unusual oct. shaped ramrod. Oval brass tag marked "J.M. DAVIS / 9166 / MEMORIAL" is attached to trigger guard. The JM Davis Firearms Museum in Claremore, OK is home to the world's largest privately held firearms collection. CONDITION: metal has dark patina appearance w/ dents having heavy pitting in breech area. Stock has added finish over wear & handling marks w/ cracks & plastic wood repairs in lock & side plate areas. Forearm is broken & repaired around thimble. Hammer will not hold in cocked position. Triggers will properly set. Dark pitted bore. PROVENANCE: From the JM Davis Museum Collection. (01-19895/DS). ANTIQUE. $500-900.

Lot: 3477 - SCHILLING GERMAN PERCUSSION SPORTING RIFLE.

Cal. 54. NSN. Bbl. 41 1/8" oct. measuring 1" across flats. German silver blade front sight w/ fixed V notch rear sight. Top flat has gold inlaid marking "V. CHR. SCHILLING IN SUHL". Island lock w/ manual hammer block safety. Dbl. set triggers. Serpent head engraved hammer w/ checkered spur. Lock has game scene featuring a stag surrounded by vine type foliate scroll that extends to hammer, top tang & breech end of bbl. Wedge fastened full length walnut stock. Right side of stock has wooden lid patch box. Wrist & forearm of stock have checkering intertwining w/ leaf pattern hand carving that extends to patch box lid & right side of butt behind cheekpiece. Ramrod channels have chain link style incised carved borders. Toeline of stock behind trigger guard is stamped "LBW / 29". German silver fittings consist of buttplate, finger curl trigger guard, sideplate escutcheons, thimble, 2 faceted pipes & wedge escutcheons. Trigger guard bow has game scene w/ stag surrounded by scroll work that extends to the finial, thimble, side plate escutcheons & buttplate tang. Hardwood ramrod. Oval brass tag marked "J.M. DAVIS / 1941 / MEMORIAL" is attached to trigger guard. The JM Davis Firearms Museum in Claremore, OK is home to the world's largest privately held firearms collection. CONDITION: metal has faded to mottled gray brown showing scattered light pitting & corrosion. Stock shows wear & age darkening. Forearm along both sides of bbl. channel are missing narrow chips. Stock is cracked through the wrist, lock & trigger area w/ lg. chip missing rear side plate escutcheon. Lock is functioning when used w/ unset trigger only. Dark lightly pitted bore retaining deep rifling. PROVENANCE: From the JM Davis Museum Collection. (01-19897/DS). ANTIQUE. $500-800.

Lot: 3478 - RELATIVELY NEWLY MADE KENTUCKY FLINTLOCK RIFLE

USING OLD PARTS, BARREL MARKED "J DEMOUTH". Cal. 65 smooth. NSN. Bbl. 41 1/4" oct., has maker's name marked on top flat at rear. Repro. flintlock & dbl. set triggers. Pennsylvania style curly maple stock is mounted w/ old brass furniture. CONDITION: bbl. dark black patina. Wood w/ splotchy original finish. Brass mts. toned back after cleaning. Lock is operable. Pitted bore. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19694/MGM). ANTIQUE. $500-800.

Lot: 3479 - FULL STOCK KENTUCKY RIFLE WITH BARREL SIGNED BY

"J"? OR "L"? LAMB. Cal. 45. NSN. 45 1/2" Swamped oct., fitted w/ buckhorn rear & brass bead front sights. Signature "J(?) LAMB" is on top flat behind front sight. Flintlock stamped "ALLPORT" has flat faced serpentine cock, inset pan & friction frizzen. Stock of closely striped curly maple has pronounced deep Roman nose drop & fluted right hand cheekpiece. Brass mts. include multi pierced brass patchbox, crescent buttplate & dbl. spurred trigger guard. Fancy sideplate is also pierced. CONDITION: fair. Reconverted from percussion. Old but not original lock refitted. Iron parts w/ dark brown patina. Brass toned. Patchbox changed & refitted. Stocks w/ many old breaks & repairs, especially around lock area where large sections of wood are missing. Forearm has added pieces of wood on bbl. channel & last 14" to muzzle. Dark rusted bore. Lock w/ incorrect replacement mainspring. Trigger guard is broken w/ pervious solder repair loose. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19460/MGM/DS). ANTIQUE. $400-800.

Lot: 3480 - NEW ENGLAND STYLE PERCUSSION RIFLE BY A.C. STEVENS

OF HUDSON, NY. Cal. 51 smooth. NSN. Bbl. 37" oct. w/ brass V notch rear & barley corn front sights stamped "A. C. STEVENS HUDSON" (working 1848-1874). Percussion lock stamped "MOORE & BAKER" & has some stamped engraving. New England style walnut stock is brass mounted. Trigger guard w/ grip spur. Buttplate w/out return. Classic New England style patchbox w/ pierced spear finial has friction release. Very widely spaced checkering w/ star punched diamond canters is at grip. Stock extends to muzzle w/ brass cap & is pinned to bbl. Old hickory ramrod mounts through 2 brass pipes & thimble. CONDITION: Bbl. w/ dark brown patina over scattered pitting. Lock cleaned to gray brown. Stock retains what appears to be its original finish w/ some added oil. Brass nicely toned. Bore is rough. Lock operable. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19701/MGM). ANTIQUE. $1,000-1,500.

Lot: 3481 - PENNSYLVANIA STYLE HALF STOCK PERCUSSION RIFLE

WITH LOCK BY J DANA & CO. Cal. 38. NSN. Bbl. 27 1/2" oct. w/ standing single leaf V notch rear sight & brass blade front has oval brass poincon at breech end which is unmarked. Percussion lock marked "J. DANA & CO" " WARRANTED" & has some engraving & fitted w/ tall serpentine hammer w/ gargoyle head. Stock of curly maple has brass cap & is mounted w/ a mixture of brass & German silver elements. Trigger guard has spur grip. Cast buttplate has return that ends at trigger guard tail. There are 2 patch & implement boxes w/ hinged covers that have fancy surrounds w/ pineapple finials. The button latch to cap box on left side is under lip of cheekpiece & the release for the right side patch box is on buttplate return. German silver decoration consists of a number of tacked on pieces resembling stylized pineapple leaves. CONDITION: bbl. dark brown patina. Lock has some cleaning w/ silvery highlights. Stock has old refinish w/ details worn. Brass is well toned. Bore is bright w/ strong rifling. Hammer possibly an old replacement. 1 Bbl. mounting bolt is missing. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19697/MGM). ANTIQUE. $800-1,200.

Lot: 3482 - NEW YORK STYLE HALF STOCK MULE EAR PERCUSSION

RIFLE BY W GARDNER OF GENEVA, NY. Cal. 36. NSN. Bbl. 32" oct. w/ semi buckhorn rear & tall brass barleycorn front sight stamped "W. GARDNER" "GENEVA" (working circa 1850) on breech end. Sm. mule ear lock w/ feather engraving marked "W. GARD" "PATENT" "GENEVA". Walnut half stock w/ pewter cap has fluted sm. squared cheekpiece on left side & is fitted w/ brass trigger guard having grip spur & brass crescent buttplate w/ 4 1/2" return. Bbl. attaches to stock w/ single side bolt w/out escutcheons. CONDITION: bbl. dark brown heavy patina, lock w/ light cleaning. Stock has old probably original finish w/ numerous marks. Brass w/ old dark patina. Stock has wood missing from both right & left bbl. channel w/ a number of cracks in forend having old repairs. Bore is good w/ strong rifling, lock is operable. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19722/MGM). ANTIQUE. $800-1,200.

Lot: 3483 - ATTRACTIVE HALF STOCK NEW YORK STYLE PERCUSSION

RIFLE BY LEVI COON WITH INTERESTING FOLKY GERMAN SILVER ORNAMENTATION. Cal. 50 straight rifled. NSN. Bbl. 34" w/ under rib & mounted w/ U notch rear & German silver front sights marked "L. COON" (working in Ithaca, NY 1825-1840) "WARRANTED" on breech end. Lock w/ flat faced hammer & some scroll engraving stamped "A.W. SPIES". Walnut half stock w/ pewter cap is mounted in German silver, trigger guard having spur forming grip, heavy cast crescent buttplate has 4" return w/ pineapple finial. This treatment extends to plate at balance point, Left side of stock has inlay of lg. heraldic eagle w/ hand engraved details including claws & head. A similar eagle is inlet at butt on right side & this area on left has outline of antlered deer w/ an arrow in it's breast. A squirrel perched on a limb is above fluted cheekpiece & sideplate has fancy scrolled border. A replacement ramrod mounts through 1 iron pipe & German silver thimble. CONDITION: bbl. retaining very dark patina over pitting. Lock cleaned. Stock sound except crack on left side of trigger guard w/ old refinish. German silver inlays intact. Lock is operable showing considerable wear. Bore is good. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19692/MGM). ANTIQUE. $800-1,200.

Lot: 3484 - W BARNHART AMERICAN HALF STOCK PERCUSSION RIFLE.

Cal. about 44. NSN. Bbl. 34" heavy oct. measuring 1 1/8" across flats. German silver blade front sight w/ fixed V notch rear sight. Top flat is marked "W BARNHART" w/ partially visible initial. "American Gunsmith" by Frank Sellers has the following listing "BARNHART, WILLIAM J., (1802-1867), Ross Co., Ohio, 1850C. Brother of George, father of Nehemiah. Percussion 1/2 stock. (MD 9-40)." Bolster style nipple. Engraved trade lock & hammer marked "WARRANTED". Dbl. set triggers. Half length curly maple stock. Right side of stock has German silver oval lid patch box w/ 1841 date large cent coin. Wrist & comb areas of stock are decorated w/ a total of 34 brass tacks of varying sizes. Toeline has incise carved borders. Brass fittings consist of brass buttplate, toeplate, finger curl trigger guard, side plate, thimble & nose cap. Brass tipped hardwood ramrod held on iron under rib by 2 brass pipes. CONDITION: metal has cleaned gray appearance showing scattered light pitting & dents. Refinished stock shows dents & handling marks. Wrist area of stock is broken & glued. Hammer will cock & function w/ triggers in set position. Dark pitted bore w/ deep rifling. (01-19954/DS). ANTIQUE. $600-900.

Lot: 3485 - NEW YORK STYLE HALF STOCK PERCUSSION RIFLE BY J H

BERSTO OF BUFFALO, NY. Cal. 48 smooth. NSN. Bbl. 31 1/2" oct., fitted w/ semi buckhorn rear & German silver front sights, stamped "JH BERSTO" " BUFFALO" "NY" & "1834" (3" is upside down & backwards). "Sellers" relates that Bersto was working from 1832-1838. Sm. scroll engraved lock marked "STEELE & WARREN ALBANY". Walnut half stock has pewter cap & is mostly brass mounted. Crescent buttplate has long return shaped w/ interesting spear finial. Release button for patch box cover is in return. Patch box on right side of stock has attenuated scrolling side panels & finial w/ lg. piercings. Decorative silver inlays are mostly on left side of stock, one of which is a side view of an eagle perched on a cannon, above sm. dbl. shadow line cheekpiece. CONDITION: bbl. w/ dark brown patina has cleaned silver highlights. Breech area considerably rusted. Markings fairly clear. Stock w/ most of what appears to be original finish w/ numerous marks is relatively sound & has sm. crack in front of lock running upward towards channel. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19700/MGM). ANTIQUE. $600-900.

Lot: 3486 - HALF STOCK FLINTLOCK RIFLE BY E. E. CASWELL OF

ALBANY, NY. Cal. 45. NSN. Bbl. 34" oct., stamped w/ maker's name at rear. Bbl. has under rib, has been bored out to smooth & rear sight blade filed off & has been converted from percussion. Replacement flintlock is unmarked & also reconverted. Walnut half stock w/ pewter tip has engraved brass mts. Trigger guard has scrolled grip, crescent buttplate has 3 1/2" return. An attractive patchbox w/ pierced sides & finial are on right side of butt. Stock exhibits some German silver decoration w/ running fox on left side over fluted cheekpiece & a flying grouse ? behind sideplate. CONDITION: bbl. dark brown patina w/ bright highlights. Lock w/ heavily pitted cock has had plate artificially aged. Stock w/ old open grain. Brass w/ light cleaning & attractive toning. Patch box cover replaced. Lock is operable. Bore is pitted. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19683/MGM). ANTIQUE. $500-800.

Lot: 3487 - ELLISON BROS. MARKED HALF STOCK FLINTLOCK

RECONVERSION RIFLE. Cal. 40. NSN. Bbl. 36 1/2" oct. measuring 1" across the flats at muzzle. Brass blade front sight w/ fixed V notch rear sight. Top flat where marker's name is usually found marked "ELLISON BROS. / MEMPHIS, TENN". Engraved "J GOLCHER" marked trade lock w/ reconversion pan, hammer, screw & spring. Dbl. set triggers. Pin fastened half length cheekpiece stock. Brass fittings include crescent buttplate, toeplate, finger curl trigger guard, sideplate escutcheon & nose cap. Hardwood ramrod is held on iron under rib by 2 thimble & 2 brass pipes. Oval brass tag marked "J.M. DAVIS / 7970 / MEMORIAL" is attached to trigger guard. The JM Davis Firearms Museum in Claremore, OK is home to the world's largest privately held firearms collection. American Gunsmiths by Frank Sellers gives the following listing "ELLISON, W.W., unlocated. Percussion fullstock.". CONDITION: metal has brown patina showing surface corrosion & pitting that becomes heavy in breech area. Lock shows cleaning & retains good markings. Stock has added finish over dents, scratches & marks w/ added wood & epoxy repairs around lock & sideplate areas. Forearm tip has cracks along both sides of the bbl. channel. Toe of stock is broken w/ glue type repair. Functioning lock & triggers. Dark pitted bore w/ some remaining rifling. PROVENANCE: From the JM Davis Museum Collection. (01-19890/DS). ANTIQUE. $400-600.

Lot: 3488 - UNMARKED AMERICAN MULE EAR HALF STOCK PERCUSSION

RIFLE. Cal. about 44. NSN. Bbl. 34 3/8" oct. to rnd. w/ faceted transition. German silver blade front sight & fixed V notch rear sight. Engraved mule ear lock. Plain trigger. Wedge fastened half length walnut stock w/ right & left side cheekpieces & pewter tip. Brass fittings consist of crescent buttplate, toeplate, trigger guard, forearm plate & faceted thimble. German silver ornamentation include 8 point stars on cheekpieces w/ 2 1/4" stripes on both sides of forearm. Sideplate & remaining wedge escutcheon are also silver. Hardwood ramrod held on iron under rib by 2 plain iron pipes. Oval brass tag marked "J.M. DAVIS / 20003 / MEMORIAL" is attached to trigger guard. The JM Davis Firearms Museum in Claremore, OK is home to the world's largest privately held firearms collection. WEIGHT: 11 lbs. CONDITION: metal has faded to a mottled brown patina w/ pitting in breech area. Stock has age darkened worn appearance w/ dents & handling marks having a sm. crack at side plate. Lock are shows light wood erosion. Left wedge escutcheon & rectangular wrist plate are missing. Functioning lock. Dark lightly pitted bore retaining deep rifling. PROVENANCE: From the JM Davis Museum Collection. (01-19900/DS). ANTIQUE. $400-600.

Lot: 3489 - NN RALPH HALF STOCK PERCUSSION RIFLE.

Cal. 45. NSN. Bbl. 36 3/4" oct. measuring 1" across the flats. Top flat engraved "N. N. RALPH". American Gunsmiths by Frank Sellers offers the following listing "RALPH, NEAL N., Addison, Ohio, 1859d-1868d, Gallipolis, Ohio, 1871d-1890d. Percussion fullstock". German silver blade front sight , fixed V notch rear sight & filler in forward dovetail. Back action engraved trade lock marked "JOSH GOLCHER". Dbl. set triggers. Pin fastened half length curly maple cheekpiece stock w/ pewter nose cap. Right side of stock has a German silver patchbox w/ circular iron lid. Cheekpiece on left side of stock has 2" German silver oval. Other German silver fittings include crescent buttplate, toe plate, finger curl trigger guard, forearm plate, key escutcheons & sideplate escutcheons. Replacement hardwood ramrod held on iron under rib by 2 brass pipes. CONDITION: metal has a heavy dark patina appearance w/ pitting becoming heaviest in breech area. Stock shows added finish over wear & handling marks. Wrist is broken w/ screw attached brass plates making the repair. Hammer will not hold in cocked position unless triggers are set. Dark bore w/ general pitting retains deep intact rifling. (01-19832/DS). ANTIQUE. $300-500.

Lot: 3490 - L & L HALF STOCK PERCUSSION CONVERSION RIFLE.

Cal. about 40. NSN. Bbl. 33 3/8" oct. Top flat is marked "L&L No 38". German silver blade front sight w/ fixed V notch rear sight. Bolster style Percussion conversion. Engraved trade lock has no remaining visible name. Dbl. set triggers. Half length cheek piece walnut stock w/ artificially striping & pewter nose cap. Brass fittings consist of crescent buttplate, toe plate, finger curl trigger guard, side plate escutcheon & faceted thimble. Replacement hardwood ramrod is held on iron under rib by 2 plain brass pipes. Oval brass tag marked "J.M. DAVIS / 7236 / MEMORIAL" is attached to trigger guard. The JM Davis Firearms Museum in Claremore, OK is home to the world's largest privately held firearms collection. CONDITION: metal has gray brown appearance w/ numerous dents & marks having heavy rust at breech area. Nipple bolster is loose, nipple is crushed. Lock will not cock. Stock shows heavy wear & handling marks w/ repaired cracks in forearm & tip areas. Dark pitted bore w/ largely intact rifling. PROVENANCE: From the JM Davis Museum Collection. (01-19901/DS). ANTIQUE. $300-500.

Lot: 3491 - 2 AMERICAN HALF STOCK PERCUSSION RIFLES.

1) M COLE TARGET. Cal. about 45. NSN. Bbl. 41 3/4" oct. including false muzzle. Square blade front sight w/ fixed V notch rear sight. Top flat has maker's name "M COLE". Patent breech & plain unmarked iron lock & hammer. Dbl. set triggers. Pewter tipped half length cheekpiece wedge fastened stock. Brass fittings consist of crescent buttplate, toeplate, finger curl trigger guard, side plate escutcheon & thimble. Toeline & left ear of stock are stamped "R. Eldins". Hardwood ramrod held on iron under rib by 2 plain pipes. Oval brass tag marked "J.M. DAVIS / 1755 / MEMORIAL" is attached to trigger guard. The JM Davis Firearms Museum in Claremore, OK is home to the world's largest privately held firearms collection. CONDITION: metal has dark patina appearance w/ scattered pitting. Refinished stock has dark stained appearance showing sm. dents & marks. Sound lock w/ functioning triggers. Bore remains bright w/ sound rifling. (01-19894/DS). 2) Cal. about 42. NSN. Bbl. 34" oct., transitioning to rd. 1" before muzzle w/ provisions for false muzzle. Brass blade front sight w/ fixed V notch rear sight. Ford Brothers marked back action engraved trade lock & hammer. Dbl. set triggers. Half length wedge fastened walnut stock w/ pewter tip & replacement brass wedge escutcheons. Brass fittings include circular lid, dear finial patch box, crescent buttplate, toe plate, & finger curl trigger guard. German silver side plate escutcheon. Hardwood ramrod held on iron under rib by 2 faceted iron pipes. Oval brass tag marked "J.M. DAVIS / 1670 / MEMORIAL" is attached to trigger guard. The JM Davis Firearms Museum in Claremore, OK is home to the world's largest privately held firearms collection. CONDITION: metal has cleaned gray appearance w/ dents & handling marks having heavy wrench marks in breech plug area. Stock has age darkened appearance w/ dents & handling marks having cracks around lock & side plate areas. Right side of forearm has full length plastic wood fill along bbl. channel. Hammer will not hold in cocked position unless triggers are set. Dark bore showing scattered pitting that retains deep rifling. PROVENANCE: From the JM Davis Museum Collection. (01-19902/DS). ALL ANTIQUE. $700-1,000.

Lot: 3492 - 3 PERCUSSION FIREARMS.

1) NEW YORK STYLE HALF STOCK RIFLE BY W. BAKER. Cal. 45. NSN. Bbl. 32", stamped "W. BAKER" in cartouche on top flat behind semi buckhorn rear sight. Back spring percussion lock has some scroll engraving, but is otherwise unmarked. Dbl. set triggers fitted. Walnut half stock is iron mounted & has distinctive right hand cheekpiece. CONDITION: iron parts very dark brown patina pitted overall. Wood w/ marks, cracks & few chips in original finish is missing nose cap & bbl. bolt escutcheons. Pitted dark bore has rifling evident. Lock & triggers are operable. (01-19747/MGM). 2) GERMAN? TAKEDOWN BACKPACKING FOWLER. Cal. 58. NSN. Bbl. 32" oct. to rnd., has front portion that unscrews. Percussion lock scroll engraved. Stock w/ wooden trigger guard has removable butt section w/ bayonet type attachment bolt & sliding brass locking plate. Stock also features brass buttplate, sideplate carved in & ramrod held by brass pipes. CONDITION: bbl. w/ brown patina. Stock w/ old refinish. Butt portion very loose on frame. Rusted bore. Lock operable. (01-19748/MGM). 3) UNDERHAMMER PERCUSSION RIFLE BY M. KENDALL OF WINDSOR, VT. Cal. 40. NSN. Bbl. 24 1/2", has Kendall name & address on top flat. Underhammer action marked "SMITH'S IMPROVED PATENT STUD LOCK" on tang. Nicely figured cherry? stock w/ graceful sweep to butt is brass mounted. CONDITION: iron parts relatively smooth brown patina. Wood w/ considerable original finish has cracks & repairs in action area. Ramrod stuck in bore. Action works. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19749/MGM). ALL ANTIQUE. $800-1,200.

Lot: 3493 - INTERESTING BREECHLOADING RIFLE BY JOHN HARMAN OF

LONDON. Cal. 73. NSN. 35 3/4" Deeply swamped bbl. has ovate section towards rear engraved "JOHN HARMAN Strand London" (working dates 1740-1755). London Gunmaker's proofs are on left side of bbl. Rnd. bodied lock. w/ raised bead around perimeter fitted w/ serpentine cock, bridled friction frizzen & feather spring w/ intricately filed finial. This breech loading rifle pre dates Ferguson's patent, but is similar in operation in that the trigger guard rotates to expose loading port. Ferguson's patent allowed a turn & a half of a lever to expose the loading aperture on top of bbl.; in this adaptation, trigger guard & plug must be completely removed from the bottom & then screwed back into place. Each operation takes 8 turns. There is no provision for a ramrod. Handrail type walnut stock extends to muzzle & attaches to bbl. w/ side bolts. Rifle is iron mounted. Sideplate is beautifully sculpted & filed in the form of acanthus scroll w/ many piercings & floral highlights. Iron wrist escutcheon continues this theme. There is fine shell motif raised carving around bbl. tang & moldings around lockplate & sideplate. CONDITION: metal parts chemically cleaned to remove considerable rust w/ gray patina & lg. amount of pitting remaining. Stock has remnants of old, possibly original finish w/ many marks & knocks. Stock is basically sound, but there is some separation & cracking at bottom front of lockplate. Lock is operable. Bore is fair to good showing cleaning to bright w/ pitting. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19776/MGM). ANTIQUE. $1,200-1,800.

Lot: 3494 - LONG BARREL FULL STOCK ENGLISH FLINTLOCK FOWLER

Cal. 81. NSN. Bbl. 54" tapered rnd., engraved "TENTERDEN" on flattened top of breech section. Left side stamped in cartouches "PRO" " O.J" "VED". Bbl. converted from drum & nipple. Lock w/ early style rounded plate is also reconverted w/ old serpentine cock, brazed in pan, bridled frizzen & feather spring w/ bulbous finial. Walnut "hand rail" style stock extends to muzzle & has fine sweep to toeline w/ moderate palm swell. Stock attaches to bbl. w/ 4 side bolts & bbl. lifts out of breech iron. Brass mountings are of mid 18th century style; trigger guard w/ acorn finial, buttplate w/ steple type top spur & relief cast wrist escutcheon. All parts are geometric border engraved & have some well cut open scroll. Hickory ramrod mounts through 3 beaded pipes & matching thimble. CONDITION: bbl. cleaned to light brown w/ considerable silver showing through. Lock has same basic treatment, newer parts are darker brown. Stock retains most of an old oil finish w/ many marks & appears relatively sound w/ some minor cracks in front of lockplate & on bbl. channel which also shows some minor resin infill. Lock is operable, but far from crisp. Rusted bore. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19723/JS). ANTIQUE. $1,000-2,000.

Lot: 3495 - MID 18TH CENTURY FLINTLOCK FOWLER OR FUSIL.

Cal. 70. NSN. This Short Land musket styled Fusil has 37 1/2" bbl. w/ illegible marking on top (possibly Moore). Bbl. shows evidence of having been reconverted. Good quality sm. sized lock has plate w/ rebated tail, serpentine chamfered cock, inset pan, bridled frizzen & feather spring w/ bulbous finial. A sliding safety is present, which engages at half cock. Dark finished walnut stock is of early styling w/ deeply fluted comb, raised platform around bbl. tang & palm swell. Furniture is of brass & of mid 18th century style w/ acorn finial to trigger guard. CONDITION: bbl. is browned to relatively smooth patina w/ heat discoloration at breech end. Lock is gray to brown w/ smooth surfaces. Stock w/ old black finish shows some epoxy repairs along bottom of lock mortise & at bbl. mounting pins. Some minor loses of wood along bbl. channel along w/ minor cracks. Lock is operable. Interior of lock shows file marks from recent fitting to bbl. Pitted bore. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19752/MGM). ANTIQUE. $800-1,000.

Lot: 3496 - COMPOSITE CLUB BUTT FLINTLOCK FOWLER.

Cal. 78. NSN. Bbl. 45 1/4", sourced from a 1st Model Brown Bess stamped "38" at breech end & has sighting groove filed in. Flintlock is a mixture of old parts & new lockplate. Relatively new swan neck stock extends to w/in 2" of muzzle & is brass mounted w/ 1st Model Brown Bess furniture. CONDITION: bbl. w/ dark brown patina reconverted. Lock aged. Wood w/ refinish & scattered marks. Some cracks around rear lock screw. Lock works. Bore pitted. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19719/JS). ANTIQUE. $800-1,200.

Lot: 3497 - 6 BORE SINGLE PERCUSSION WATER FOWLER BY A.W.

SPIES OF NEW YORK CITY. Cal. 88 (6 bore). NSN. Bbl. 41" half rnd. , half oct. w/ under rib. Transitions through 16 sides & wedding band. Top flat at rear engraved "LONDON FINE TWIST". Breech plug w/ some scroll engraving is inlaid w/ 2 gold & 1 silver band. Birmingham proofs are on bottom under wood. Lg. back spring percussion lock engraved w/ scroll & bird scene as well "A.W. Spies" (Retailer in New York City from 1828-1878). Flat faced hammer is not engraved. Walnut half stock w/ German silver tip, is mounted w/ iron trigger guard w/ engraved bow & scroll grip, iron buttplate w/ long engraved top strap. Stock attaches to bbl. w/ 2 side bolts through oval German silver escutcheons. A cap trap is on toeline. Hickory ramrod mounts through 3 plain pipes & nicely filed iron thimble. CONDITION: bbl. has original twist finish showing under thin brown patina. Lock shows heat discoloration. Stock retains most of an old refinish w/ numerous marks. A 1 1/2" x 1/4" chip is missing from toe. Bore is good, lightly pitted throughout. Lock is good. A good example of a mid 19th century lg. bore water fowler. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19803/MGM). ANTIQUE. $800-1,200.

Lot: 3498 - JAPANESE PERCUSSION RIFLE.

Cal. about 72. NSN. Bbl. 28 7/8" oct. w/ cannonade muzzle having a blade front sight & square groove rear sight. Unmarked island lock. Lever style trigger. Hardwood ramrod. Pin fastened full length hardwood stock that retains the style of the traditional matchlock Tanegashima. Marks on left side refer to "Myodou-Ken", a state or area of the country that existed for a short time after 1871 when the country was divided as part of the Meiji Restoration, which effectively ended the Age of the Samurai. The percussion ignition system was introduced to the country by Commodore Perry in 1854. Percussion weapons replaced the matchlock during the early modernization of the Japanese military. Overall length: 41 1/8". WEIGHT: 12 lbs., 5 oz. CONDITION: metal has dark corroded appearance showing surface rust. Stock has very well preserved finish w/ crisp markings. Bore shows spots of intermittent pitting. Hammer will not hold in full cock position. (01-19483/DS). ANTIQUE. $800-1,200.

Lot: 3499 - INTERESTING BRITISH FLINTLOCK FOWLER WITH HENRY

NOCK BARREL & "ALLEN" MARKED LOCK. Cal. 70. NSN. Bbl. 34" watered iron w/ under rib transitions from oct. at breech through 16 sides to rnd. w/ wedding band. Patent breech has oval gold poincon marked "H Nock" on top w/ gold band at rear. Bottom of breech stamped "HN PATENT" & w/ London gunmaker's proof. Gun has interesting extended touch hole. Lock, w/ flat plate & rounded tail, is fitted w/ French cock & has waterproof pan, bridled frizzen & roller on feather spring w/ bulbous finial. Lock engraved w/ feather borders & some scroll "ALLEN" is under pan. Half stock w/ silver cap & bbl. bolt escutcheons is otherwise iron mounted. Trigger guard has acorn finial which is stylistically early for the bbl. & lock. Buttplate has long top spur. Squared checkering is at grip. Old wooden ramrod w/ horn tip mts. through 2 plain pipes & beaded thimble. CONDITION: bbl. w/ considerable patina over traces of original finish. Lock cleaned to pewter gray, stock w/ old oil refinish has considerable wear. Iron mts. quite dark. Front ramrod pipe is detached. Bore is fair to good w/ some light pitting. Lock is operable, sparks well. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19724/MGM). ANTIQUE. $700-900.

Lot: 3500 - PARTRIDGE PERCUSSION FOWLER.

Cal. 79. NSN. Bbl. 35" rnd. w/ British proof marks & semi circular German silver front sight. Engraved lock & hammer are marked "PARTRIDGE". Pin fastened full length walnut stock. Brass fittings include buttplate, trigger guard, faceted thimble & single pipe. Brass tipped hardwood ramrod. CONDITION: metal finish has faded to brown showing sm. handling marks & spots of corrosion becoming heavier in breech area. Sound lock. Stock has a dark stained appearance w/ wear, scratches & marks. Forearm is cracked along left bbl. channel near thimble. Moderately pitted bore. (01-19482/DS). ANTIQUE. $500-700.

Lot: 3501 - EARLY SCOTTISH FOWLER BY MCVEY OF GLASGOW.

Cal. 70. NSN. Bbl. 38 1/4", deeply swamped rnd. bbl. engraved "MCVEY? GLASGOW" on top. Lock in original flint w/ scroll engraving on rounded lockplate & is also engraved "McVEY" under pan. Lock features serpentine cock, unbridled frizzen & simple feather spring w/ no finial. Hand rail style stock appears to be made of elm & brass mounted. Stock mounts to bbl. w/ 3 sliding side bolts. Bbl. lifts out of breech iron. Brass furniture consist of trigger guard w/ early husk finial, buttplate w/ steeple top finial & nicely shaped sideplate. Sideplate & buttplate tang engraved w/ scroll matching that on lock. Brass crest plate is at top of grip. There is raised carving around bbl. tang. Iron ramrod mounts through 2 plain pipes & shaped thimble. CONDITION: bbl. & lock exhibit smooth brown patina w/ considerable pitting at breech area. Pan area has been patched w/ plastic steel to improve seal against bbl. Stock retains old finish w/ numerous marks & scratches w/ hand worn patina at grip & forepiece. There are epoxy repairs in last 12" bbl. channel towards muzzle. Lock is operable. Pitted bore. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19743/MGM). ANTIQUE. $500-800.

Lot: 3502 - 18TH CENTURY FLINTLOCK FOWLER.

Cal. 58. NSN. Bbl. 46 1/2" rnd., totally unmarked, brass mounted, late 18th-early 19th century style. 62" Overall. CONDITION: fair to good overall as restored. Inset brass front sight, nosecap, tang screw & plated brass thumbplate are replacements. Stock has substantial glue & inset repairs. Mechanically cock is frozen & will not move, frizzen spring lacks tension, reconversion, vent has never been drilled. Clear dark bore. (01-19450/JS). ANTIQUE. $500-600.

Lot: 3503 - ITALIAN FLINTLOCK MUSKET BY GIOSEPE DUINA.

Cal. 65. NSN. Bbl. 40 1/4" half rnd. to oct. ovate w/ relief carving along top of bbl. & at breech end is unmarked. A Brass trough rear sight is installed. Rnd. bodied lock w/ relief engraving on tail, has serpentine cock, unbridled frizzen & feather spring w/ spear finial. Bbl. & lock reconverted from percussion. Fruitwood stock w/ relief carvings around lock, bbl. tang & thimble terminates 22" from muzzle. Stock is brass mounted w/ fancy pierced trigger plate, trigger guard w/ grotesque mask on bow, sideplate & wrist escutcheon. Early style buttplate extends almost to point of comb & has classic early spear finial & is relief engraved. CONDITION: iron parts w/ dark patina. Stock w/ old surfaces & some repairs around lockplate. Brass w/ light cleaning is attractively highlighted. Lock will cock, but will not fire. Pitted bore. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19773/MGM). ANTIQUE. $500-800.

Lot: 3504 - NEW ENGLAND FLINTLOCK MUSKET.

Cal. about 71. NSN. Bbl. 39 3/4" w/ faceted transition at breech end. Ketland & Co. marked lock w/ replacement hammer. Plain trigger. Composite gun w/ pin fastened full length stock having a cherry luster. Brass fittings consist of musket style buttplate, trigger guard w/ grooved tips at both ends, sideplate, thimble & 2 faceted pipes. Stock is fastened at muzzle end w/ iron band. Top of wrist has German silver elliptical inlay. Iron ramrod. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: unmarked socket bayonet w/ 14" triangular blade. CONDITION: bbl. has a dark mottled patina showing scattered corrosion & pitting that becomes heavy around touch hole that is partially filled w/ corroded white material. Lock has dark rusty appearance w/ pitting. Hammer has red rusty appearance. Lock is frozen & will not cock. Stock has worn finish w/ dents & handling marks having cracks around lock, tang & side plate areas. Forearm along both sides of bbl. channel is missing long narrow chips. Dark rusty pitted bore. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19738/DS). ANTIQUE. $400-600.

Lot: 3505 - LARGE FLINTLOCK JAEGER TYPE RIFLE.

Cal. 67 groove diameter. NSN. Bbl. 39 1/4" nicely swamped oct. w/ 7 groove deep rifling. Has indecipherable engraved initials at breech end & is fitted w/ single standing V notch rear sight & brass front dovetailed through. Early style lock w/ deeply chamfered & arched plate has rebated tail & features matching serpentine cock, inset faceted pan, unbridled frizzen & feather spring w/ leaf & ball finial. Triggers are set & lg. trigger guard of iron has 3 finger grooves & spur. Stock of well figured European walnut has raised fields around lock, bbl. tang & intricately filed sideplate. This treatment extends to comb which transitions to long right hand cheekpiece. Matching wood patch box is on right side of butt. Stock extends to muzzle w/ horn cap & is pinned to bbl. Plain wood ramrod is by 2 beaded pipes & matching thimble. This lg. Germanic rifle weighs over 15 1/2 lbs. CONDITION: fair to good w/ wood restoration. Bbl. retaining most of an old rebrown over good scattering of fairly deep pitting & has had touch hole bushed. Lock in original flint configuration has old cleaning to silver gray. Stock has evidence of old refinishing w/ edges somewhat rounded. New wood has been let in on both sides of bbl. channel & along bottom w/ ramrod pipes, etc. refitted. Bore is very fine. Lock is operable. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19772/MGM). ANTIQUE. $1,200-2,000.

Lot: 3506 - GERMANIC DOG LOCK PERCUSSION MUSKET.

Cal. 72. NSN. Bbl. 39" tapered rnd. fitted w/ folding rear sight & lg. brass front sight has crowned proof at rear. Lock w/ thick, rnd. bodied plate is converted to percussion w/ heavy hammer secured in partially cocked position by pivoting dog at rear. Stock of beech wood extends to w/ in 3" of muzzle & is pinned to bbl. Triggerguard & buttplate which has heavy 5" top tang are brass. Buttplate is stamped w/ illegible numerals. Triggerguard tang is engraved “No. 13 G”. Heavy iron ramrod is held by 3 flared brass pipes & matching thimble. CONDITION: metal parts w/ heavy cleaning to silver are now toning back to brown & gray. Wood w/ old heavy refinish has front 21" of fore stock spliced in. Bore is pitted. Lock works. (01-19474/MGM). ANTIQUE. $400-700.

Lot: 3507 - EARLY JAPANESE MATCHLOCK MUSKET.

Cal. 49. NSN. Bbl. 39 1/4" nicely swamped oct., w/ slight flare to muzzle appears to be pattern welded. Bbl. has gold inlaid Japanese characters & on top flat behind sight. Iron pan is forged on right side of bbl. & has hinged brass cover. Brass lockplate w/ stylized ocean & rock engraving fitted w/ file decorated dog that has brass flower at pivot. Lock cocks by depressing rear extension of dog & is fired by ball trigger in rnd. cast guard. Near full length stock is of dense, attractively grained, hardwood which resembles American live oak, & is pinned to bbl. CONDITION: good. Bbl. w/ considerable age darkening reveals some regularity of oxidation due to underlying iron/steel combination. Brass cleaned many years ago is nicely toned. Stock w/ probable old light refinish presently has attractive smooth surfaces. Lock is operable. Bore pitted. Ramrod missing. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19721/MGM). ANTIQUE. $800-1,200.

Lot: 3508 - MATCHLOCK MUSKET.

Cal. 62. NSN. Bbl. 40" tapered oct. w/ raised rear sight at rear & has some old indecipherable marks at breech end. Pan fitted w/ toggling cover. Lock has rectangular plate covering mechanism for match holder w/ engraved dog's head decoration. Newer made hardwood stock of fanciful early shape has lg. file decorated steel trigger guard. Buttplate is sheet metal. Stock extends to muzzle w/ steel cap & is pinned to bbl. CONDITION: metal parts have been heavily cleaned to silver. Stock w/ dark original finish. Lock is operable. Pitted bore. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19707/JS). ANTIQUE. $800-1,200.

Lot: 3509 - EASTERN EUROPEAN OR NEAR EASTERN SWORD

WITH HEAVY OTTOMAN INFLUENCE. This attractive weapon could be Turkish or could have been made in the area around Hungary or Poland. It shows heavy Ottoman influence & somewhat resembles a shamshir. It likely dates from 1835-1885. Overall length: 39". Blade length: 31". Plain blade w/ 2 long, shallow fullers. Brass hilt w/ faceted jewel & pearl encrusted front crossguard. Jewels are red & aqua in color. Pearls are irregular in form. Rear of crossguard is decorated w/ various foliate motifs. The remainder of the grip & pommel are heavily embellished w/ floral & foliate motifs. The brass scabbard mounts are also decorated w/ floral & foliate motifs & are very heavily decorated w/ the same red & aqua faceted stones surrounded by irregularly shaped pearls. The body of the scabbard is red, velvet covered wood. CONDITION: the blade has a light gray finish. There is 1 pearl missing on the crossguard, otherwise the hilt is undamaged. The scabbard is missing 1 pearl in the lower mount, 1 pearl & 1 aqua gem on the middle mount & 1 pearl & 1 aqua gem on the top mount. The velvet cover has significant wear to the nap & is split in places. The body of the scabbard remains quite solid. (02-15715/BF). $1,000-1,500.

Lot: 3510 - MIDDLE EASTERN BALL BUTT PISTOL WITH WIRE & MOTHER

OF PEARL INLAYS UTILIZING FRENCH OR GERMAN LOCK. Cal. 58. NSN. Bbl. 7 3/4" half oct., has engraving at rear that matches flintlock which has French cock, waterproof pan, bridled frizzen having roller & feather spring w/ filed finial. Ball grip stock of walnut? has some age & is fully decorated w/ inlaid silver wire scrolls & tear drop shaped pieces of mother of pearl. CONDITION: bbl. & lock light gray patina w/ some rusting. Stock w/ old probably original finish is missing some wire & 1 or 2 inlays. Trigger ball a plastic steel replacement. Tang screw is relatively new & bbl. mounting bolt missing. Bbl. & lock are in original flint configuration. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19682/MGM). ANTIQUE. $800-1,200.

Lot: 3511 - OTTOMAN STYLE MIQUELET FLINTLOCK MUSKET.

Cal. about 65. NSN. Bbl. 55 3/4" dbl. tapered oct. Miquelet lock w/ ornamented brass parts. 3/4 Length hardwood stock held by 5 ornate sheet metal bands. Bottom of stock has incise carving around a ornate pierced trigger plate. Left side of stock has incised carving & inlay around 3 lock screws. Brass cap style flare buttplate. CONDITION: bbl. & metal parts have heavy brown patina showing surface corrosion. Brass parts have acquired a dark tarnish. Stock has added finish over wear & handling marks. Left side of stock has crack extending from lock screw. Right side has repaired chip forward of lock. Mainspring has weak tension. Dark heavily pitted bore. (01-19830/DS). ANTIQUE. $600-900.

Lot: 3512 - NEAR EASTERN FLINTLOCK MUSKET.

Cal. 68. NSN. Bbl. 43" ovate to rnd. w/ flared muzzle is unmarked. Flintlock has serpentine cock, inset pan w/ bridled friction frizzen & feather spring w/ bulbous finial. Stock extends to w/ in 4" of muzzle, has fishtail butt & is brass mounted. Mounts consisting of sheet brass highly decorated w/ toothed borders, piercings & rudimentary engraving. Front part of stock replaced by wrapped brass later than butt area. Gun appears to be of good age & not a tourist trade item. CONDITION: iron parts are dark brown, rusted patina. Brass once cleaned, nicely toned. Rough pitted bore. Lock operable. (01-20146/MGM). ANTIQUE. $400-800.

Lot: 3513 - 2 SPRINGFIELD PATTERN 1861 MUSKETS.

BOTH: Cal. 58. NSN. Bbls. 40" w/ barleycorn front sights & 2 leaf rear sights. 3 Band walnut stocks w/ iron fittings & tulip tip ramrods. 1864 Dated locks w/ no other visible markings. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: socket bayonet for each musket. 1) CONDITION: metal shows mottled dark patina appearance. Stock has age or smoke darkened appearance showing dents & marks. Hammer will not hold at cocked position. Dark pitted bore w/ partially visible rifling. (01-19519/DS). 2) CONDITION: metal has a dark rusty patina appearance. Stock has dark appearance from age or smoke. Lock is reluctant to cock from possible age hardened grease. Dark heavily pitted bore w/ some remaining rifling. (01-19520/DS). BOTH ANTIQUE. $600-1,000.

Lot: 3514 - 3 US PERCUSSION MUSKETS.

ALL: cal. 58. NSN. 1) SPRINGFIELD PATTERN 1861. Bbl. 40" w/ barleycorn front sight & 2 leaf rear sight. Bbl. is faded 1862. 1864 dated lock has no remaining mfg. marking. 3 Band walnut stock w/ iron fittings. Ramrod is missing. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: socket bayonet. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: socket bayonet CONDITION: bbl. & fittings have dark patina appearance. Stock has age darkened appearance w/ numerous scratches, dents & marks. Lock has slow function that appears to be from hardened grease. Dark pitted bore w/ partially intact rifling. (01-19513/DS). 2) SPRINGFIELD PATTERN 1861. Bbl. 40" barleycorn front sight w/ 2 leaf rear sight. Bbl. dated 1864. 1864 Dated lock w/ no visible mfg. markings. 3 Band walnut stock w/ iron fittings & tulip tipped ramrod. CONDITION: metal has dark patina appearance. Stock has age blackened appearance w/ apparent smoke exposure. Dark pitted bore. Hammer will not drop when trigger is pulled, appears to be from hardened grease. (01-19516/DS). 3) 1842 US PERCUSSION MUSKET. Bbl. 40". Breech portion of bbl., lock, sideplate & middle band are removed. 3 Band walnut stock w/ tulip tip ramrod & iron fittings. Right side of butt has hand painted marking "Gun From Meade's Headq's 43". Left side of stock has hand carved initials "RGW". CONDITION: metal has dark rusted appearance. Wood has age darkened weathered appearance w/ numerous scratches, dents, marks & chips w/ lg. piece missing from lock. Dark pitted bore. (01-19518/DS). ALL ANTIQUE. $700-1,100.

Lot: 3515 - 3 US STYLE SWORDS.

1) POST CIVIL WAR MEDICAL SWORD. Overall length: 36 1/8. Blade length: 30”. Blade is very lightly etched over 1/2 its length w/ various military & patriotic motifs including a panel that reads, “US MEDICAL STAFF”. Gilded brass hilt w/ partial silver “MS” on shield languet. No scabbard. CONDITION: blade has a light gray mottled patina. Hilt retains approx. 50% of original gilding. (02-15237/BF). 2) M1840 NCO SWORD. Overall length: 42”. Blade length: 32 1/4". Plain single fullered blade w/ no markings at the ricasso. Solid brass hilt & grip stamped “89” in several places. Chrome plated iron scabbard. CONDITION: blade has a light gray heavily cleaned finish. Hilt shows light wear. Scabbard is an unrelated marriage possibly to form a parade sword for an infantry unit in the 20th century. (02-15239/BF). 3) REPRODUCTION M1860 CAVALRY SABER. Overall length: 42”. Blade length: 34”. Single fullered blade marked “INDIA” at the ricasso w/ several reproduced US markings. Solid brass hilt. Wire wrapped leather grip. Iron scabbard. CONDITION: light wear overall. (02-15271/BF). $400-600.

Lot: 3516 - 6 MILITARY PRINTS & DOCUMENTS.

1) MILITARY CAMP PRINT. A frame measuring 30" x 23 1/2" containing a colored print titled, “Camp at Framingham First Brigade. Mass. Vol. Militia. June 9th. to 13th. 1885.”. Print was copyrighted in 1885 by A.F. Poole & Co. Brockton, Mass. Print depicts the parade grounds & encampment of the 1st Brigade of the Massachusetts Militia. CONDITION: print has slight water damage & colors are very lightly faded. 2) MILITARY CAMP PRINT. A frame measuring 27" x 15" containing a colored print titled, “First Corps Cadets Massachusetts Volunteer Militia Encampment at Hingham July 13 to 18 1885.”. Print was in 1885 copyrighted by A.F. Poole & Co. Brockton, Mass. Print depicts the parade grounds & encampment of the 1st Corps of Cadets of the Massachusetts Militia. CONDITION: print has minor foxing. 3) ROSTER. A frame measuring 21" x 25" containing a black & white print titled, “Soldiers Memorial Spanish-American War of 1898”. Print depicts various battle & camp scenes of the Spanish American War along w/ Lady Liberty surmounting a spray of flags & American eagle. The center of the print lists all of the officers & men of Company C of the 8th Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. CONDITION: roster has a taped repair on the right side. 4) TESTIMONIAL. A frame measuring 26 1/2" x 21" containing a testimonial document from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts issued in 1869 to recognize the service of John M. Grover of Company E of the 7th Massachusetts Infantry during the Civil War. Document has facsimile signatures of the Adjutant General & Governor. CONDITION: minor foxing. 5) TESTIMONIAL. A frame measuring 29" x 25" containing a testimonial document from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts issued in 1869 to recognize the service of Horace R. Lovett, Hospital Steward of the 8th Regiment of Massachusetts Infantry during the Civil War. Document has facsimile signatures of the Adjutant General & Governor. CONDITION: minor foxing. 6) TESTIMONIAL. A frame measuring 25" x 21" containing a testimonial document from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts issued in 1869 to recognize the service of Josiah R. Parrott of Company H of the 12th Massachusetts Infantry during the Civil War. Document has facsimile signatures of the Adjutant General & Governor. CONDITION: minor foxing. (02-15732-4/BF). $500-800.

Lot: 3517 - C. SHARPS MODEL 1B FOUR BARREL PEPPERBOX PISTOL.

Cal. 22 RF. S# 3661. Bbls. 2 1/2" Four shot cluster w/ bead sight. Brass action w/ spur trigger. Rotating firing pin is mounted on hammer. 2 Piece walnut grips. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: unmarked leather holster w/ American Eagle button. CONDITION: bbl. finish has faded to gray. Action is polished bright showing light handling marks. Grips have darkened appearance showing handling marks. Replacement action release button is jamming bbl. assembly & not allowing bbls. to slide forward. Bores retain intact rifling showing some very light pitting. (01-19953/DS). ANTIQUE. $300-400.

Lot: 3518 - SHARPS MODEL 1A FOUR BARREL DERRINGER.

Cal. 22 RF. S# 7716. Bbl. 2 1/2" four shot cluster. Spur trigger. Hammer has rotating firing pin. Full nickel finish. 2 Piece walnut grips. CONDITION: 70% nickel showing spots of flaking & corrosion w/ scattered scratches & marks. Grips show heavy wear. Dark pitted bores w/ partially intact rifling. Firing pin rotates properly. (01-20047/DS). ANTIQUE. $300-450.

Lot: 3519 - SHARPS & HANKINS MODEL 3D FOUR BARREL DERRINGER.

Cal. 32 RF. S# 8216. Bbls. 3 1/2" four shot cluster w/ brass blade sight. Top is marked "ADDRESS SHARPS & HANKINS, PHILADELPHIA, PENN.". Right side of frame is marked "C.SHARPS PATENT / JAN. 25, 1859". Iron frame w/ spur trigger & left side release bbl. button. Hammer has rotating firing pin. 2 Piece walnut grips. CONDITION: frame retains traces of nickel plating w/ balance faded to gray patina showing scattered light pitting. Pitted bores. Firing pin rotates properly. (01-20036/DS). ANTIQUE. $400-600.

Lot: 3520 - SHARPS RIFLE CO. GALLERY CARTRIDGE DISPLAY.

Display contains 1 - 45, 2 1/0" & 1 - 40, 2 1/2" steel cartridges for gallery use. Mouth of solid steel cartridges have cavity for rnd. ball over & enclosed powder chamber. Rear of case accepts a Berdan primer. Both steel cases are displayed in a 8 1/4" x 6 1/4" window box w/ printed label giving sectional view diagram as well as case dimensions & description. CONDITION: cartridges show spots of corrosion. Box label shows spots of staining & tattering. (02-15824/DS). $200-300.

Lot: 3521 - VERY RARE METCALF PISTOL BELT.

This is a seldom encountered example of an 1882 revolver & sword belt often referred to as a Metcalf belt. This interesting belt has a “D ring” type buckle on 1 end & a holed tongue on the other end to facilitate sizing. Near the end of the tongue area is a square brass frame buckle. Belt is plainly marked “ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL” on the outside. A tan canvas 12 rd. cotton web cartridge holder is laced to the belt w/ rawhide. There is a 7 1/2" leather belt clipped to the area beside the cartridge holder likely to prevent rubbing from a holster. The sword straps are connected to brass loops. CONDITION: belt is in very good condition. Sword straps are complete. Belt shows use but no notable damage. (02-15752/BF). 1,500-2,000.

Lot: 3522 - M1881 ARTILLERY OFFICER’S HELMET.

An attractive example of an M1881 w/ lg. flowing red officer’s plume emanating from the heavily gilded plume holder & base. The front eagle has a separately applied crossed cannons insignia w/ central shield bearing a “1” indicating use by the 1st Artillery. Helmet has original gold bullion helmet cords & gilded brass, looped chinstrap running from the top of the helmet to the left side post. Side posts have crossed cannons w/ loop below. Interior is marked, “INSPECTED 1900 N.G.N.Y”. Vent is marked, “RAYMOLD & WHITLOCK”. There is also a “BAKER & MCKENNEY” mark under the vent. CONDITION: helmet body remains solid. Gilding is generally strong. Plume is correct & in solid condition. (02-15747/BF). $500-700.

Lot: 3523 - LARGE INDIAN WAR PERIOD GROUP BELONGING TO AN

OFFICER OF THE 23RD NEW YORK. Consignor states that this uniform group belonged to Lt. C. G. Rasmus of Company A of the 23rd New York Infantry Regiment. 1) UNIFORM COAT. A dbl. breasted uniform coat for a Lieutenant in the Quartermaster Department of the 23rd New York Infantry. Coat has 7 buttons down each side of the front & 3 on each cuff. The tails have an additional 4 buttons. The knot style shoulder boards have dark blue pillows w/ silver embroidered lieutenant’s bars w/ “Q.D.” in the center over “23”. The left breast has an 8 Year Marksmanship badge & a 100% Duty medal for 1893 through 1897. 2) OVERCOAT. A heavy, royal blue, dbl. breasted overcoat for the same officer. Overcoat has 7 buttons down each side of the front & there are 3 cuff buttons on each side of the collar & an additional 4 cuff buttons secure the tail. Overcoat is lined in heavy, dark blue wool. 3) HELMET. A M1881 New York Infantry officer’s dress helmet for the 23rd New York. Helmet features a flowing white plume w/ gilded plume holder, base, chain, side buttons & New York front plate. Interior is marked in part, “RIDABOCK & CO FORMERLY BAKER & MCKENNEY”. 4) HELMET. A M1885 summer helmet trimmed out for an officer of the 23rd New York Infantry. Gilded spike, base, chain, side buttons & 23rd New York front plate. 5) SHAKO. A 23rd New York shako featuring a 1" gold band around the top, Infantry side buttons, blue & white plume & a 23rd New York front plate that reads, “VIGILANTIA N.G. N.Y.”. Interior is marked in part, “RIDABOCK & CO FORMERLY BAKER & MCKENNEY”. 6) AIGUILLETTE. A gold bullion uniform aiguillette w/ all tassels & waffles. 7) SHOULDER STRAPS. A pair of Smith patent shoulder straps w/ silver lieutenant bars & “QD” on royal blue background. CONDITION: uniforms show very minor scattered mothing. Dress helmet & shako show light wear. Summer helmet is a bit dented on the top. 1 Shoulder strap is missing its backing. (02-15759/BF). $1,800-2,200.

Lot: 3524 - US M1881 CAVALRY ENLISTED MANS HELMET WITH

APPROPRIATE M1887 CAVALRY PRIVATES UNIFORM. Helmet features the long yellow plume worn by enlisted & cavalry members along w/ the yellow helmet cords & uniform cords. Plume holder base, eagle & side posts are gilded brass. Front plate has crossed sabers surmounted by an American shield bearing the number “7”. Side posts have crossed sabers on each. Interior vent is marked, “RAYMOLD & WHITLOCK”. Uniform is dark blue w/ dark yellow trim & piping in the style of the M1887. There are 9 coat size M1872 eagle buttons down the front & 4 on the tails. Each cuff has 3 cuff size buttons & the collar tabs each have 1. Interestingly, there is an original, early sharpshooter badge attached to the left breast. Quilted liner w/ polished cotton lined tails. A nice, early Cavalry group to add to your collection. CONDITION: hat shows light wear overall & is complete. Uniform has a few scattered moth tracks but remains quite solid. Colors are vivid. (02-15766/BF). 1,600-1,900.

Lot: 3525 - 2 M1872 OFFICERS FORE & AFT HATS.

1) An exceptionally high quality M1872 dress chapeau for a militia officer from the state of Colorado. Chapeau has a bullion tassel both in the front & in the rear. There is a white ostrich plume in the top. Both ends of the chapeau have their original silk ties. The cockade arrangement has a 2 tone bullion lozenge inside a lg. pleated black silk oval. The lozenge has a bullion embroidered eagle w/ an attractive silk, red, white & blue central shield. The button below the eagle is an early Colorado staff type button. The inside has a full black leather sweatband & complete red silk liner. CONDITION: chapeau shows light wear overall & presents a striking appearance. 2) An officers M1872 dress chapeau for a federal officer. Chapeau has a bullion tassel in the front of the hat. There is at least 2 black ostrich plumes in the top. Both ends of the chapeau have their black silk ties intact. The cockade arrangement has a 2 tone bullion lozenge inside a lg. round, pleated, black silk circle. The lozenge has an M1872 eagle above an Indian War period staff officer button. The inside has a full black leather sweatband & red silk liner. CONDITION: chapeau shows light wear overall. There appears to be a tassel missing off the rear of the chapeau. The silk liner is a bit frayed at the top, though complete. (02-15680/BF). $400-600.

Lot: 3526 - M1881 INFANTRY OFFICER’S HELMET & SHOULDER

BOARDS, M1889 SUN HELMET & M1872 OFFICER’S CHAPEAU. 1) M1881. An Infantry officer’s spiked dress helmet featuring a gilded brass spike, base & chain. Crossed rifle side buttons w/ a lg. eagle front plate featuring a central shield w/ a “5” surmounting crossed rifles. Black 4 piece body. Leather sweatband. Red silk interior liner marked, “BENT & BUSH BOSTON”. Helmet includes a pair of 5th Infantry paddle style braided epaulettes w/ white pillows. Pillows have a silver bullion “5” in the center flanked by captain’s bars. CONDITION: helmet shows light wear overall. Epaulettes show light wear & could use a cleaning. 2) M1889. A US Army sun helmet commonly referred to as the M1889. The M1887 had a white body which was modified to khaki 2 years later creating the M1889. 4 Piece body w/ a pair of 2 piece visors front & back. Interior lining is green. Crown lining is tan w/ a sm. paper label that reads, “PATENTED MAY 2, 1899.”. CONDITION: body of helmet shows a few scattered minor stains, otherwise it is quite solid. 3) M1872. A classic example of an Army M1872 officer’s chapeau w/ rain cover & partial box. Chapeau has a black body w/ an ostrich feather in the top. The bullion side lozenge insignia has a central American eagle w/ a staff officer button above. Full sweatband. Interior liner reads, “SHANNON, MILLER & CRANE (eagle) 46 MAIDEN LANE NEW YORK”. Rain cover is tarred linen. Dark green cardboard box. CONDITION: hat generally shows light wear w/ some slight insect damage. Rain cover is missing 1 strap & is a bit worn at the top. Box is in 3 pieces & is in need of restoration. (02-15776/BF). $800-1,000.

Lot: 3527 - 2 M1881 ENLISTED HELMETS & 1 M1887 OFFICER’S

SUMMER HELMET. 1) M1881 INFANTRY BAND. A fine example of a standard M1881 enlisted black helmet w/ a white plume at the top & white cords draped around & hanging from the helmet. This indicates use by an Infantry band. The front plate is a plain eagle w/ applied crossed rifles & shield featuring a central “3” as used by the 3rd Infantry. In addition, there is a gilded brass looped chinstrap affixed to the top of the helmet & running to the left side post. Both side posts have crossed infantry rifles. The interior is marked on the vent, “RAYMOLD & WHITLOCK”. CONDITION: helmet shows light wear overall. Cords are complete but could use a cleaning. (02-15746/BF). 2) M1881 INFANTRY. A well used example of an M1881 enlisted Infantry helmet w/ a 4 piece body. Standard spike w/ enlisted eagle front plate w/ crossed rifles & central shield w/ “6” attached. This indicates use by the 6th Infantry. Side buttons are crossed rifles. The interior vent is marked, “M.C. LILLEY & CO. COLUMBUS O.”. The interior is inked, “A. J. ROBERTS CO. E 5”, along w/ “MARVIN RATZLAR ROSEMOUNT”. CONDITION: helmet show moderate to heavy wear. The interior vent shows some glue residue around the edges. Trimmings have lost most of their gilded finish. 3) M1887 INFANTRY. A fine example of an officer’s white sun helmet w/ 4 piece body. Helmet has gilded spike & base, as well as a fine officer’s eagle front plate w/ separately applied cross rifles & shield on the front. Shield bears a silver “16” indicating use by an officer of the 16th Infantry. There is also an officer’s looped chin scale running from the top of the helmet to the left side post. The sweatband is marked, “THE M.C. LILLEY & CO. MANUFACTURERS COLUMBUS, OHIO”. Red silk liner. CONDITION: helmet shows light wear overall & is quite solid. Bottom edge of the helmet shows notable wear. (02-15748/BF). $800-1,300.

Lot: 3528 - 2 US INDIAN WAR TO WWI OFFICERS BELTS.

1) GENERAL. A very fine circa 1890 English made US General Officer’s dress sword belt. The exquisite buckle is marked, “J. STARKEY 23 CONDUIT ST LONDON” & features a separately applied silver eagle & wreath over a heavily gilded buckle. Belt & sword straps are completely covered in gold bullion. The belt has 3 narrow lines of white silk & the sword straps have 1 central line of white silk. Sword straps are complete w/ all associated hooks, buckles & swivels. CONDITION: belt does show light wear w/ expected rubbing in spots but is an exceptionally attractive officer’s belt. 2) GARRISON. A scarce example of a 1902 officer’s garrison belt w/ sword hangers. Belt has a sm. frame buckle w/ a sewn on hilt guard. The original matching sword hangers are complete w/ all buckles, hooks & swivels. The back of the hanger is marked, “J.H. WILSON & CO MILITARY EQUIPMENTS PHILADELPHIA.”. CONDITION: belt shows light wear overall. (02-15754/BF). $800-1,000.

Lot: 3529 - 3 US INDIAN WAR ERA BELTS & 1 BRITISH IMPORT

BELT & KNIFE. 1) PRAIRIE BELT. An M1876 US prairie belt in rare 50 cal. size. Belt is standard, heavy canvas w/ brass buckle & leather tongue on the end. All of these prairie belts are desirable but the 50 cal. example is nearly impossible to find. The end of the leather tongue is clearly marked, “WATERVLIET ARSENAL 1864” w/ inspector’s marks on each side of the tip. CONDITION: belt shows light to moderate wear & obviously has spent several years in the field. There is wear & minor losses to the top edge of several cartridge loops. Leather remains strong & pliable. 2) MODIFIED CARTRIDGE BELT. This interesting belt utilizes a blue, cotton web cartridge belt that appears to be of 45-70 cal. The web belt buckles have been removed, then a leather tongue & brass buckle, similar to a prairie belt, has been professionally stitched to the ends of the web belt. This work appears to have been done at an arsenal or lg. military post. The leather is unmarked except for a sm. “38” stamped over a larger “32”. CONDITION: belt shows light to moderate wear w/ some fading to blue webbing. Leather remains strong. 3) ARTILLERY. A good example of an M1874 Light Artillery saber belt & buckle. Buckle is standard rectangular w/ “US” in oval in the center. Belt is marked, “ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL” w/ inspector’s marks & a “42” stamp. Both saber straps are present but longest strap is missing its end swivel. CONDITION: belt shows moderate wear but leather remains strong. (02-15753(3)/BF). 4) BRITISH. A nice example of an 1860-80 British Volunteers waist belt w/ interlocking 2 piece buckle. Buckle has a plain tongue w/ a decorated wreath. Leather is brown w/ 2 keeper loops. There is a knife w/ scabbard attached to the belt. Knife features a stag handle & is marked, “JOSEPH ROGERS & SONS CUTLERS TO HER MAJESTY”. Leather sheath is dark brown & appears to be homemade. CONDITION: belt shows light to moderate wear. Knife shows heavy use but is undamaged. (02-15758 /BF). $1,300-1,600.

Lot: 3530 - CIVIL WAR MOLLUS MEDAL & OFFICER’S PORTRAIT.

A gold MOLLUS medal numbered “13904” w/ original red, white & blue ribbon. Serial numbers in this range are generally related to the Iowa Commandery although the exact recipient of this medal has not been determined. The medal comes w/ an associated portrait of a Union captain that is dated 1861 on the mat. The portrait is a hand painted enhancement of a Civil War albumen photograph. The frame measures approx. 16" x 18" & the portrait measures approx. 6 1/2" x 8 1/2". CONDITION: the Loyal Legion medal shows no damage to the medal & only slight wear to the ribbon. The frame has some losses to the edge. The mat is a bit discolored, however the portrait is sharp & vibrant. (02-15761/BF). $500-700.

Lot: 3531 - GROUP OF EARLY AMERICAN MEMORABILIA.

4 Repro Indian peace medals including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson & King George III, an 18th century Henshall patent corkscrew w/ bone handle w/ carved "Sir William Johnstown Indian Agent for Geo III", and lastly a Tagua nut carved in relief of George Washington. Peace medals have cord & Indian beads attachment. CONDITION: fair to good overall. Cord link tying George Washington medal to blue beads is detached. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of John "Tim" Breth Jr. (02-13819-4/JS). $300-500.

Lot: 3532 - CIVIL WAR FIELD DESK OF SURGEON J. L. PICKARD,

115TH US COLORED INFANTRY. 24 x 19 x 14”. Fold down front, key lock. This style of desk was made for military field use. There are many examples found in institutional collections identified to various officers. Often these desks have their cubbyholes filled w/ bureaucratic documents. This example has several effects of Dr. Isaiah L Pickard (1831-1865). Isaiah would enlist July 3, 1863 as assistant surgeon w/ the 1st Massachusetts. He would see service through Virginia, mustering out May 28, 1864 & commissioned Major & Surgeon w/ the 115th US Colored infantry, Sept. 1, 1864. The 115th would occupy Richmond after surrender till being sent to Texas in May 1865 to guard the Rio Grande Valley. Many soldiers of the 115th would die from disease the first few months in Texas; Dr. Pickard would be among the casualties, died at age 34, July 19, 1865. This desk contains just a handful of Dr. Pickard’s belongings including mismatched pair of military brass spurs complete w/ their leather straps; several handwritten notebooks containing medical notes taken at Bowdoin College including one that may have been very useful wherein he wrote August 30, 1861: “gunshot wounds-great shock & collapse. Speak encouragingly & the patient will sooner rally. Attend to the local injury, probe all foreign substances w/ a probe & w/ the fingers thoroughly…. not amputate to near the wound-immediate amputation if doubt amputate on field of battle before reaction where blood is being lost…”. There is a small “Army and Navy Pocket Dictionary” w/ Pickard’s name & a Bowdoin college program. CONDITION: desk good & solid, numerous scuffs, scratches & stains from long field use. Warpage on back board, interior complete w/ partitions & 2 functional drawers. Contents all good, pocket dictionary covers are attached, spine chipped. Desk is closed & opened w/ its functional key. PROVENANCE: ex-John Ockerbloom collection. (02-15478/JS). $800-1,200.

Lot: 3533 - CIVIL WAR & LATER MILITARIA.

This varied lot consists of a cannon ball approx. 3" in diameter. / Scissor type bullet mold. / Excavated portion of a gun bbl. / Excavated trigger guard. / Bayonet for a dbl. bbl. shotgun. / Early unmarked bayonet for a lg. caliber musket, likely American. / 2 Civil War era nonissue holsters. / Pistol flask for an 1851 Colt. Flask was made by American Flask & Cap Company. It is pictured in Riling Figure 791. / Civil War enlisted man’s belt & buckle w/ a cap box & carbine box mounted on the belt. / 45-70 Bayonet & scabbard w/ “MASS” on the swivel butt. / Wooden shield w/ several excavated iron relics mounted to the front including a musket bbl. & a flint lock plate. / $100 Confederate States bank note issued on June 24, 1862. CONDITION: condition varies greatly in this lot. Excavated items have thick crusty patinas. Leather generally shows moderate to heavy wear. Flask has a slight dent & charger is a bit loose. $100 Note has losses to the edge. (02-15427-2/BF). $400-700.

Lot: 3534 - CIVIL WAR & LATER MILITARIA & RELATED ITEMS.

1) CIVIL WAR LEATHER, BACKPACK, CANTEENS & MORE. 1 Civil War tarred linen knapsack complete having appropriate leather straps. / 1 Civil War box style knapsack having most appropriate straps. Box is stenciled “65” on the front & “65TH. REGT.” on the reverse. / 1 Civil War Union canteen having green brown wool cover. / 1 Civil War tin canteen, no cover & replaced strap guides. / 1 Badly dented Civil War canteen, no strap guides & a hole in the bottom. / 1 1890s Period naval officer’s sword belt having madly deteriorated leather. / 1 Partial scabbard for an M1860 naval cutlass. / 1 Civil War tarred linen haversack reportedly carried by Corporal George Stinchfield, Company G, 12th Maine Volunteers. / 1 Civil War carbine sling having improperly sewn leather strap. / 1 Sons of Veterans sword belt & buckle. / 1 Carbine cuff. / 1 Partial leather sword knot. / Several loose leather straps. CONDITION: leather is generally in poor condition & has been soaked in oil during its life. Haversack shows wear but is substantially solid. All items show light to moderate wear except as noted. (02-14283/BF). 2) CIVIL WAR BOOTS, FLAG & GAR HAT. 1 Pair of Civil War mounted boots measuring approx. 16 1/2" in height. Soles are nailed & pegged. There are pull straps on both sides. Heel has been reinforced on one of the boots. / 1 Current 50 star American flag. / 1 GAR hat & early hat cord. Standard GAR wreath on front & “69” above. Wooden hat stand included. CONDITION: boots show moderate wear. GAR hat has a hole in the front at the crown. Flag shows light wear. (02-14435/BF). $800-1,200.

Lot: 3535 - CIVIL WAR KNAPSACK, DUG RELICS & ASSORTED

MILITARIA & RELATED ITEMS FROM VARIOUS PERIODS. 1) CIVIL WAR KNAPSACK & ASSORTED EXCAVATED RELICS. This lot consists of a Civil War period tarred canvas knapsack. / 1 Dug Enfield bayonet. / 1 1860’s Era piccolo. / 1 Bag of leather, scabbard & misc. parts. / 1 Hilt for an M1840 NCO sword. / 1 Case containing Union Cavalry excavated relics. / 1 Bag containing several assorted dug relics including a spur, musket band, part of a shoulder scale & more. / 1 Lock for a US Springfield dated 1863. CONDITION: items show moderate to heavy wear. (02-14290-1/BF). 2) CIVIL WAR & POST CIVIL WAR MILITARIA & RELATED ITEMS. This lg. & varied group includes 1 pair of Civil War era binoculars measuring 6" in length closed. Complete w/ case that has a detached lid. / 1 Pair of Civil War era binoculars measuring 7" in length, no case. / 1 Early facine knife measuring 16". / 1 Excavated picket pin. / 3 Inserts for M1858 US cartridge boxes. / 1 Covered tin box. / 1 Pewter snuff box. / 3 Excavated early socket bayonets dating to 1780-1810. / 1 Belt ax on oak haft having tack decoration. / 1 Side knife crafted from a Krag bayonet. / 1 Early folding knife having a carved wood handle. / 1 Lg. wooden flute having loose connection. / 1 Pewter canteen having stopper & chain. / 1 Wooden baton. / 1 European short sword likely dating to the late 1800s. / 1 Tin insert for a militia cartridge box. / 1 Hammer ax marked, “HAMMOND PHILA”. / 1 Mills type cartridge belt, no buckle. / 1 Spanish American War canteen having leather sling. / 1 Early US holster having an embossed “US” in oval on the flap. / 1 US holster marked “ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL 1904” having “US” in oval on the flap. / 1 US holster w/ “US” in oval on the flap. / 1 Curry comb having “US” in oval embossed on the top. / 1 McKeever cartridge box having “US” in oval embossed on the front. / 1 Tiny US pistol cartridge box having “US” in oval embossed on the front. / 1 US M1880 entrenching tool having turned wooden handle. Scabbard has no leather remaining. Handle has a few drying cracks. / 1 Scabbard for a USM 1880 entrenching tool. / 1 Leather sword knot. / 1 Pair of fur & hide gloves. / 2 Indian War era NY waist belt plates on leather belts. / 2 Indian War era NJ waist belt plates on leather belts. / 1 Indian War era leather & brass cavalry sword hanger. / 1 Indian War leather belt, no buckle but keeper is present. / 1 Scabbard for a 45-70 bayonet having US button at the top. / 1 US Indian War buckle having leather belt. / 1 Militia sword belt & plain buckle. / 1 Bag containing 1 Indian Wars US buckle, 1 Mills NY buckle, 1 NY hat plate, 2 SpanAm enlisted cavalry shoulder tabs, 6 pieces of misc. insignia & buttons, 1 soluble coffee tin. CONDITION: most items show light to moderate wear except as noted. (02-14429/BF). $700-900.

Lot: 3536 - GROUP OF CIVIL WAR & POST CIVIL

WAR MILITARIA & RELATED ITEMS. This group includes 1 Indian War infantry officer’s kepi w/ no insignia. / 1 Late Civil War or early Indian War cavalry officer’s kepi missing right side chinstrap button. / 2 Reproduction Civil War style canteens. / 1 Sm. 4" diameter canteen or powder flask. / 1 Roll of faded red silk material. / 1 Indian War or later Pennsylvania militia kepi w/ keystone insignia sewn to the top. / 1 WWI khaki pouch marked, “N.B. CO. 10-18”. / 1 Leather document folder. / 1 Civil War era pottery beer bottle. / 1 Pair of white worsted wool epaulettes. / 2 Pairs of white worsted wool epaulettes w/ blue fringe. / 3 Empty tin eye glass cases. / 1 Patent 1860 eye glass case w/ coin silver glasses. / 1 Circa 1900 cardboard eye glass case w/ glasses. / 1 Wooden eye glass case w/ circa 1880 glasses inside. / 1 Bag of maroon cord. / 1 Sm. roll of maroon silk material. / 1 Foreign medal epaulette. / 1 Post Civil War carbine cartridge box w/ “US” in oval embossed on the front. / 1 Excavated mini ball. / 1 Arrowhead. / 1 Civil War era fife w/ cheater. / 8 Lg. gold tassels. / 6 Lg. white tassels. CONDITION: all items show light to moderate wear except as noted. (02-14213/BF). $700-1,100.

Lot: 3537 - EARLY 1800S STRAIGHT RAZOR BELONGING TO GENERAL

GEBHARD BLUCHER OF PRUSSIA. This razor is of classic, early 19th century style, form & construction. Stampings at the base of the blade include a crowned, “GR” & a British maker’s mark that has become partially illegible due to wear & light pitting. The certifiably antique ivory handle is held together w/ 2 brass pins. 1 Side is engraved w/ a fine rendition of a crowned Prussian eagle holding an orb & scepter w/ an “R” on its chest. The handle is further engraved, “Genl. Blucher”. Prussian General Gebhard Leberecht Blucher, 1742-1819 was a famous Prussian General & is best known for leading his army against Napoleon I at the Battle of the Nations in Leipzig during 1813 & at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. Blucher visited England in 1814 & 1816 likely obtaining this fine razor during one of those visits. The razor is housed in a dark red colored paperboard box marked, “WARRANTED HOLLOW GROUND RAZOR”. A rare opportunity to acquire a personal item associated w/ a famous Napoleonic era general. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: information about General Blucher & his exploits along w/ information about the razor & a letter from the National Army Museum in London attesting to the age of the razor. CONDITION: the razor is undamaged but shows its age. The engraving is clear, crisp & easily read. (02-15662/BF). $500-800.

Lot: 3538 - 2 US MILITARY SADDLE BAGS & 1 SPANISH AMERICAN

WAR PONCHO. 1) 1879 SADDLE BAG. An M1879 Whitman saddle bag for use by the US Cavalry. Saddle bag is dark leather w/ a pebbled finish. There are 3 straps closing the flap on each side. Under the center strap is an impressed “US” in oval. The bottom of each bag has the proper 1" brass ring. CONDITION: amazingly, all straps & buckles are present & complete. The bags are sound & pliable. The connecting strap is solid but somewhat flaked. 2) 1896 SADDLE BAG. An early M1896 saddle bag for use by the US Cavalry. This example is marked on the connecting strap, “ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL 1903” which was the first year these bags were dated. The russet leather bags have a pebbled finish. There are 3 straps closing the flap on each side. All buckles, rings & related metal parts have a brown anodized finish as only seen on the earliest examples of the M1896. Under the center strap is an impressed “US” in oval. The 1" brass rings are present but are on the lower side of each bag rather than at the bottom as in the M1879. CONDITION: the bags are very sound & remain pliable. The connecting strap is solid. All straps & buckles are complete. (02-15750(2)/BF). 3) PONCHO. A rare & seldom encountered example of a Spanish American War US Army poncho. This poncho is made of cotton w/ the outside painted/tarred black to achieve waterproofing. It is secured by several snaps that are finished in black enamel. The poncho has several different unit markings throughout. A rare survivor from the Spanish American War. CONDITION: light to moderate use overall w/ some flaking/crazing to the finish. Overall poncho remains surprisingly solid & intact. (02-15757/BF). $1,000-1,500.

Lot: 3539 - PATRIOTIC RELIC RULER/STRAIGHT EDGE IN CASE.

Ruler is 12 1/16" long, beveled on 1 edge & is stated to be made from wood saved from The Frigate Constitution. Ruler is fitted in neat handmade hinged storage case measuring approx. 13 3/8" X 2 1/8" X 1 1/2" & has brass hinges & hook. Top cover of case & ruler have sm. inletted pieces of wood identified w/ numbers & has original folded covered notebook w/ handwritten notes explaining the origin of each inlay. The information in the notebook has been copied in a more legible form in a 3 ring binder. Notable examples of the inlay materials include The Frigate Constitution, Andersonville Prison Stockade, The Old Chain Bridge across the Potomac River, is from the rail Abraham Lincoln split for the fence around his cabin in 1830. Notebook also contains 4 vintage colored postcards of Concord Bridge & other Massachusetts views. CONDITION: ruler is in very good condition. The inlays are easily visible & the stamped numbers are legible. The case has a pleasing mellowed aged appearance w/ light wear & handling marks. Notebook has notable insect damage on top corner & light edge wear. (02-15641/RW). $800-1,200.

Lot: 3540 - 19TH CENTURY FIRE OR BOARDING AX.

Overall length: 41". An interesting mid 1800s boarding ax w/ an exceptionally long haft. Shaped oak haft measures 40" long & has a bulbous butt. The iron head measures 6" x 6 5/8". The 2 langets extend 4 3/4" down the haft & are secured by 2 iron rivets each. The head has a 2 1/2" edge w/ the other end being a squared spike. CONDITION: haft shows expected wear w/ no damage. Head has a dark patina & is also undamaged. (02-15849/BF). $400-600.

Lot: 3541 - NAVAL TRUNK & EARLY MILITARY LEATHER.

1) NAVAL TRUNK. A lg. sail canvas covered, wicker trunk w/ a reinforced leather bottom measuring approx. 26" x 16" x 22". The top of the trunk is stenciled, “COMD. T. PORTER. U.S.N. ANNAPOLIS. M.D.”. The left end is marked, “T. P. / U.S.N.”. Theodoric Porter was the son of Admiral David Dixon Porter & attended the Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. He had a long naval career w/ active service through the Spanish American War. CONDITION: trunk shows significant wear likely from years of rigorous sea duty. The stenciling on the canvas is quite clear. Some of the interior wicker shows breaks. The leather outer base is present but detached & has losses. (02-15720/BF). 2) LEATHER GROUP. This varied group of leather includes a M1902 officer’s garrison belt w/ all associated sword straps. / A M1921 officer’s Sam Brown garrison belt w/ all associated straps & pouches. / A M1912 ACP holster w/ embossed “US” in oval on the flap. Flap is also stamped, “2 Battery. / Virginia.”. / A well worn M1885 carbine boot. / A McKeever cartridge box w/ embossed “NG” in oval on the front. / A well worn M1851 saber belt w/ no buckle. / A leather drum sling. / 3 Indian War era leather straps. / A rifle sling marked, “L-F CO, 1918” w/ a break. / A Spanish American War era canteen sling. / A M1874 belt w/ no buckle. CONDITION: all items show light to moderate wear except as noted. (02-15749/BF). $600-900.

Lot: 3542 - CIVIL WAR ERA PHOTOGRAPHS, PRINTS & RELATED

MATERIAL. This widely varied lot includes various daguerreotype, ambrotype & tintype images. All images are of civilians, some poses & compositions are quite interesting. The group consists of 25 raw tintype images ranging in size from half plate to gem. 21 Ninth plate images in frames, 11 sixth plates in frames & 3 quarter plates in frames. The group also includes a stereo view of the Battle of Gettysburg & an albumen photo of a woman playing the piano. This lot also includes a sm. bag of pieces & parts for tintype frames. CONDITION: images vary widely in condition from remarkably clear to barely visible, however most are quite clear & well posed. (02-15365/BF). $300-500.

Lot: 3543 - HISTORIC CARVED MASONIC SYMBOL BELIEVED TO HAVE

BEEN PRESENTED TO PRESIDENT GEORGE WASHINGTON. SEPT. 1793 DURING THE LAYING OF THE CORNERSTONE OF THE US CAPITAL. This extraordinarily historic object is carved in oak & represents the Masonic symbols including stonemasons hammer, trowel & square. The carving is believed to have been presented to George Washington & is most definitely associated w/ the laying of the cornerstone of the US Capital. This tremendously historic occurrence took place on September 18th, 1793, when George Washington, the first President of the United States, assisted by the Grand Master of Maryland, Joseph Clark, in a Masonic ritual laid the cornerstone of our first Capital building. The commissioners awarded Dr. William Thornton for his design and is credited as the First Architect of the Capital in 1793. It is known that Samuel McIntyre also submitted a design for the first Capital & it has been suggested by some that this carving was executed by Samuel McIntyre? The frontice of the carved symbol represents the Masonic figures but the reverse of the panel has embellished in it “GW 18SEP1793”. This inscription had been produced by a carver who apparently heated the blade of his chisel & then created the inscription on the reverse. Beneath this period inscription is a copy of a clipped signature of George Washington, which has been affixed to the board beneath the inscription. The laying of the cornerstone for the U.S. Capital was a most historic occasion which involved a huge celebration & much fanfare. Washington & his entourage crossed the Potomac River to arrive in the city of Washington & was joined by an escort consisting of the Alexandria Volunteer Artillery. Members of the Masonic Lodges from Virginia and Maryland also attended & of course, George Washington was a member of the Masons and in fact, probably one of the most famous Mason in history. The building was dedicated in the first year of the second term of the Presidency of George Washington. Because it was such a historic occasion, there is a fair amount of historical records documenting the event & all the details that took place. It is very possible that research may actually reveal more information about this wonderful historic object. The piece retains tremendous patina & shows considerable age. Approximately 9” x 9” x 2” thick. CONDITION: there is worm damage primarily on the reverse of the panel; hardly noticeable in the front. The panel appears to have been split at one time in the center & then re-glued w/ animal hide glue a great long time ago. There is a hole beneath the trowel & one near the hammer head. The hole near the hammerhead was filled long, long ago but probably represented the screw holes for mounting the piece. (02-15945) $2,500-12,500.

Lot: 3544 - PRESIDENT JAMES K. POLK SIGNED COMMISSION /

APPOINTMENT FOR WILLIAM EUSTIS OF THE 1ST DRAGOONS. This scarce presidential signed commission measures 13 3/4" x 16 3/4" & is signed by James K. Polk. The commission appoints William Eustis to the rank of Captain of the 1st Regiment of Dragoons. The commission is dated February 13, 1846. William Eustis attended the Military Academy at West Point from 1826-1830. He initially served on the Red River from 1830-31, Ft. Townsend 1831-1833 & Ft. Gibson 1834-1835. He was on recruiting duty from 1835-1836 & in Europe from 1836 to early 1837 when he returned for service at Ft. Des Moines. He was then posted to Ft. Leavenworth from 1837-1838 & then again in 1839 after a short post at Ft. Snelling. He then traveled to Europe w/ Philip Kearny & Henry Turner attending the Cavalry School at Saumur, France & translating French cavalry tactics books. From 1841 through 1846 he served at various forts around the Kansas frontier. He went to Mexico w/ the 1st Dragoons from 1846 to 1847. After the war, he served at the Jefferson barracks & on recruiting service. Eustis then became a farmer in Natchez, Mississippi where he was a Civil engineer & surveyor until 1875. He was also a distinguished member of the Society of Cincinnati. CONDITION: document is in fine condition & is filled out w/ a good legible hand. Signature is bold & sharp. (02-15779/BF). $2,000-3,000.

Lot: 3545 - GEORGIAN GRANT OF ARMS TO RICHARD GRAVES IN ITS

ORIGINAL LEATHER FITTED CASE. This finely illuminated vellum document recites part of the family history of Richard Graves of Mickleton, Gloucestershire. It grants the right to the Coat of Arms illustrated in the document to Graves & bears 2 original clay pendant seals in tin protective cases. The document is dated 4 July 1728. The document is rolled & comes w/ its original, tooled leather, fitted, custom case for the document & the 2 seals. The beautifully painted Coat of Arms is highlighted in gold & features a lg. illustration of the Graves of Mickleton Arms on the left. Included among the decorative flourishes are the Royal Arms, the Arms of the Garter King of Arms & the Clarenceux King of Arms, both of whom signed the letters of patent. The recipient of the grant was Richard Graves (1677-1729). He was the father of the famous novelist & poet, Richard Graves (1715-1804). UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: assembled information on Grants of Arms & information about the Graves family in general. CONDITION: the grant is in amazing condition for its age showing vivid colors & no notable damage. The seals are fragmented. The box shows moderate wear but remains very solid. (02-15664/BF). $1,400-2,200.

Lot: 3546 - VICTORIAN GRANT OF ARMS TO GEORGE POWELL ESQ. IN

ITS ORIGINAL LEATHER CASE. The vellum document has a hand painted Coat of Arms in the upper left hand corner relating to George Powell of Tunbridge. The stamp on the left side dates the document to 1882. There are 2 wax seals contained in gilded brass holders attached by blue ribbons to the base of the document. Everything is contained in a black leather box w/ “VR” embossed 3 times on the lid & once on the front. The grant is in the form of an illuminated manuscript & has beautifully executed calligraphy throughout. The document also bears the Royal Coat of Arms & the Heralds of the College of Arms. The box measures 22" x 6" x 2 3/4" & is covered in black leather over wood w/ a blue & gold fitted interior to house the document & the 2 wax seals. George Powell was born Dec. 28, 1810 & died on Aug. 3, 1884. He had a successful life as a solicitor & was married w/ 3 children. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: assembled information on Grants of Arms & information about the Powell family in general. CONDITION: the grant is in fine condition for its age showing vivid colors & no notable damage. The seals are in good condition & solid. The box shows moderate to heavy wear but remains quite solid though lid detached. (02-15665/BF). $1,000-1,400.

Lot: 3547 - PRESIDENT ANDREW JACKSON SIGNED COMMISSION /

APPOINTMENT FOR WILLIAM EUSTIS OF THE 1ST DRAGOONS. This scarce presidential signed commission measures 13 3/4" x 17 1/4" & is signed by Andrew Jackson. The commission appoints William Eustis to the rank of 1st Lieutenant in the 1st Regiment of Dragoons. The commission is dated July 5, 1836. William Eustis attended the Military Academy at West Point from 1826-1830. He initially served on the Red River from 1830-31, Ft. Townsend 1831-1833 & Ft. Gibson 1834-1835. He was on recruiting duty from 1835-1836 & in Europe from 1836 to early 1837 when he returned for service at Ft. Des Moines. He was then posted to Ft. Leavenworth from 1837-1838 & then again in 1839 after a short post at Ft. Snelling. He then traveled to Europe w/ Philip Kearny & Henry Turner attending the Cavalry School at Saumur, France & translating French cavalry tactics books. From 1841 through 1846 he served at various forts around the Kansas frontier. He went to Mexico w/ the 1st Dragoons from 1846 to 1847. After the war, he served at the Jefferson barracks & on recruiting service. Eustis then became a farmer in Natchez, Mississippi where he was a Civil engineer & surveyor until 1875. He was also a distinguished member of the Society of Cincinnati. CONDITION: document is in fine condition & is filled out w/ a good legible hand. Signature is bold & sharp. (02-15778/BF). $1,800-2,500.

Lot: 3548 - WAR OF 1812 ERA CARTRIDGE BOX AND BAYONET.

1) CARTIDGE BOX. 8x3x2 1/2" Nicely tooled leather covered wood block for 24 .69 cartridges w/ sm. implement pouch, 2 belt loops. CONDITION: good overall, better surface than most, 3" & 1" tear in front flap, chipped wood block, both belt loops intact though one almost detached on bottom edge, missing tab & finial. 2) BAYONET. Pattern 1795 angular bayonet, sm. “10” engraved on socket, no other markings, forging flaws typical of early American, 17 1/2" overall, 14 1/2" triangular fluted blade, internal socket diameter about .85". CONDITION: good- very good, mostly smooth iron patina w/ staining, pitting & rust. (02-15497/JS). $800-1,200.

Lot: 3549 - LATE 19TH CENTURY BRITISH BARRISTER'S WIG IN

ORIGINAL TIN BOX. A wonderfully preserved example of a turn of the century British barrister’s wig belonging to Henry William Law, Esquire, from Hampshire, England. He had a privileged education attending the Harrow School until 1887. He received his BA in 1890 from Trinity College. Law was “called to the bar” at Inner Temple in 1895. It is quite likely the wig dates from that time period. He was a greatly respected lawyer who wrote, “Carson’s Real Property Statues” in 1927. The wig itself is made of horsehair & has a label on the inside that reads, “PATENTEE. RAVENSCROFT LINCOLN’S INN FIELDS 3 SERLE ST.”. There is also a parchment name tag that reads, “H.W. LAW ESQR.” sewn into the lining of the wig below the maker’s tag. The wig comes in its original tin box painted black w/ gold edging w/ gold letters on the front spelling out, “H.W. LAW ESQRE.”. The box also contains a lift out wig stand & 3 white barrister collars. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: documents relating to the Law family as well as Henry William Law’s life & education. There are also several pages of information about barrister wigs in general. CONDITION: the wig is in truly amazing condition for its age showing minimal wear. The collars are a bit discolored but undamaged. The box shows minor paint loss w/a few scuffs & scrapes but no notable damage. (02-15663). $1,000-1,400.

Lot: 3550 - FRENCH FIRST OR SECOND EMPIRE HIGH GRADE OFFICERS

BELT & 2 PIECE BUCKLE. A fine 2 piece officer’s buckle featuring an Imperial eagle on silver plated disks connected by an S hook w/ sm. central medallion. The eagles are surrounded by a beaded border. The reverse of each buckle is plain. There is a matching circular disk to the left of the buckle used for attachment of sword straps that are not present. The disk has similar construction & motif to each buckle. The belt itself appears to be red Moroccan leather w/ silver bullion leaf & vine embroidery throughout. CONDITION: all buckles are tarnished but show substantial silver plate remaining. The belt shows moderate to heavy wear & has an extension/repair in the rear. (02-15674/BF). $500-800.

Lot: 3551 - EARLY SAXON ERNESTINE HOUSE ORDER MEDAL.

An exceptional & early example of a rare Saxon order. This order was issued by Ducal Saxony & is called the Ernestinischer Hausorden or Ernestine Order of the House. Gold center w/ silver cross & crown w/ white, green & blue enamel, purple ribbon w/ stripes on each side. CONDITION: amazingly, the enamel appears to be undamaged. The ribbon is quite solid though there is no pin on the reverse. A superb example. (02-14350-1/BF). $500-800.

Lot: 3552 - 3 EXAMPLES OF COLONIAL PAPER MONEY, 1

REVOLUTIONARY WAR PAY CERTIFICATE & 1 REVOLUTIONARY WAR ENLISTMENT. 1) PAY CERTIFICATE. A state of Connecticut pay certificate dated 29 April 1783 to Captain Abner Granger for 16 pounds. Appropriately signed & countersigned as issued. CONDITION: document is housed in a frame & shows evidence of previous folding. (02-15487 /BF). 2) ENLISTMENT DOCUMENT. An enlistment document for James Dalley of Canaan, Connecticut joining the Continental Army based in New York, commanded by Colonel Fisher Gay on July 6, 1776 until Dec. 25, 1776. Document is signed “James Daley” by recruiter’s hand & Mr. Dalley makes his mark w/ an “X”. CONDITION: document is housed in a frame & is quite legible w/ some minor staining & a few tiny holes. (02-15488 /BF). 3) COLONIAL PAPER MONEY. This group consists of 2 pre Revolutionary War notes that include a 2 dollar United Colonies note dated Feb. 17, 1776 & hand numbered “607” & a 2 dollar Maryland note dated April 10, 1774 & hand numbered “6109”. There is also 1 Revolutionary War period 45 dollar note dated Jan. 14, 1779 & hand numbered “2134”. CONDITION: all notes are housed in a frame & show creases from quarter folding. 45 Dollar note has a slight separation on central fold. (02-15489/BF). $300-600.

Lot: 3553 - 4 CIVIL WAR ERA BELTS & BUCKLES.

1) US enlisted belt w/ oval lead filled US buckle & brass keeper. This belt obviously saw use & “as found”, it is not the typical surplus usually offered. CONDITION: very good, buckle has mottled brass patina & bend at the outer edge, belt is sound & solid & a bit stiff & dry. 2) Model 1832 artillery belt w/ scarce interlocking two piece US buckle, complete w/ frog to attach model 1832 short sword. CONDITION: fair overall, buckle is very good w/ dark grungy patina, belt is complete though dry & stiff w/ staining & soiling. 3) Model 1850 officer’s sword belt plate attached a brown leather belt marked inside “ Lt Anson W”. Brown leather belt most likely postdates the Civil War but buckle appears wartime measuring 84mm x 52mm not counting the keeper which fits perfectly. CONDITION: very good overall. 4) Belt w/ 3 piece snake buckle, brass keepers & reinforced brass strap hooks. CONDITION: good overall. (02-15474/JS). $1,000-1,200.

Lot: 3554 - 3 POST CIVIL WAR US MILITARY KEPIS & HATS.

1) INDIAN WAR. A scarce example of a regulation enlisted contract US kepi. Body of kepi is dark blue w/ leather chinstrap terminated by 2 M1872 enlisted cuff buttons. Bound leather visor. Brown sweatband is marked, “Horstmann Bros. & Co. Philadelphia Contract May 1889”. Interior has a black polished cotton liner. Untouched enlisted kepis are seldom seen in today’s market. CONDITION: hat shows 1 sm. moth hole. Visor & chinstrap are sturdy. Sweatband has a few age cracks & splits but remains substantially complete. Liner is undamaged. 2) SPANISH AMERICAN WAR. A seldom seen example of a late 1800’s naval cap as worn by the New York Naval Militia. Cap has a faded blue crown w/ a black band. Band features an embroidered silver & gold bullion cap insignia for the NYNM. Gold cord chinstrap w/ naval side buttons. Bound leather visor. Brown sweatband. Padded liner marked, “404 MARKET STREET. RUMFORD BROS. WILMINGTON, DEL.”. CONDITION: crown has some fading due to years of use. Visor is a bit crazed. The remainder of the hat is quite strong & shows well. 3) INDIAN WAR. A classic example of a state owned militia kepi following federal regulations from the Indian War to the Spanish American War. This Virginia hat has a dark blue body & sewn on gold embroidered crossed rifles w/ “4” above. Gold cord chinstrap terminated by 2 Virginia staff buttons. Bound leather visor & light brown leather chinstrap. Brown silk liner drawn together at the top. CONDITION: hat has a few scattered moth nips. Body of hat is strong. Visor is slightly crazed. Sweatband shows moderate wear. Liner is complete but detached in a few areas. (02-15765/BF). $1,000-1,200.

Lot: 3555 - GROUP OF 7 CIVIL WAR KNAPSACKS.

5 Standard soft tarred canvas packs, 3 are stuffed w/ 50 year old newspaper to show how they would look full, 2 are flat, just the way they were found at most likely Bannerman’s when they had lg. quantities for $ .50 a piece. The other 2 packs have wood frames, both possibly wartime, but one has postwar unit markings “44 Sep Co”. CONDITION: fair to good overall, most hardware seems to be present & leather straps on soft packs, material is partially supple & other areas dry, still better overall than most packs found. The box packs are both missing buckles or straps & leather on each is poor, tarred canvas is good. (02-14277 & 02-14317/JS). $600-900.

Lot: 3556 - CIVIL WAR PERIOD US OVAL BUCKLE ON BELT.

A standard issue Civil War Union enlisted man’s belt buckle. This example has spade hooks on the reverse. Buckle is mounted on a regulation leather belt. CONDITION: buckle has a rich mustard patina w/ minor oxidation on the reverse. Belt shows heavy use w/ some losses mostly concealed by the buckle. (02-15507/BF). $250-350.

Lot: 3557 - CIVIL WAR IDENTIFIED OFFICER’S TRUNK.

A lg. size, wooden bodied trunk measuring approx. 30" x 16 3/4" x 15 1/2". Trunk has a painted/tarred cloth or leather exterior over wood. There are 5 blue painted metal strips reinforcing the integrity of the trunk. The metal straps are affixed to the trunk w/ brass covered nails. The trunk is closed by means of a lock on the front w/ key & 2 leather straps w/ iron buckles that secure the lid. The left handle is present but the right handle is missing. Family lore states that staining on the inside of the trunk is the bloody uniform of Major Elliot. A paper tag on the right side of the trunk appears to read, “Arsenal Baggage Major G. M. Elliot 102r.wv”. Gilbert M. Elliot enlisted on Oct. 3, 1861 at New York City to serve 3 years. He mustered as a First Lieutenant & on Oct. 31st was promoted to Captain. He became a Major on Oct. 5, 1862 & was killed in action on Nov. 24, 1863 at Lookout Mountain, Tennessee. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: research on Gilbert Malleson Elliot & copies of his Civil War service record from the National Archives. CONDITION: the trunk is functional & shows moderate wear. Many of the brass nail covers are missing. (02-15345/BF). $300-500.

Lot: 3558 - CIVIL WAR TRUNKS, CRUTCHES, CANES & A CAMP CHAIR.

1) CIVIL WAR OFFICER’S TRUNK. This leather valise measures approx. 23 1/2" x 13 1/2" x 9 1/2". It has 2 carrying handles at the top & a lock. 1 Side has foliate embossing w/ a central rectangular panel embossed, “SOLE LEATHER VALISE WITH STEEL SPRINGS”. 1 End is carefully lettered in 1" high letters, “Capt. A.W. Hostetter, 34th Ill. Vet. Vols.”. The interior is separated by a panel & has tie down straps. CONDITION: the exterior shows moderate wear but the lettering is quite clear. The interior is a bit rough & dirty showing numerous tears & stains. (02-14285/BF). 2) LARGE PERSONAL EFFECTS SHIPPING BOX. This lg. wooden box measures approx. 37 1/2" x 23" x 24". It has iron butt hinges on the back & a forged iron lock & hasp on the front. The interior has a till. The outside is stenciled & lettered on the front, “COMMISSARY. 56TH N.Y. Vols” & each side is lettered, “56 NY Vols”. The interior lid marked, “W.H.D. Blake 56 Rgt NYV.V.”. The interior base marked, “W.H.D. Blake Lieut. 56 N.Y.V.V”. There are other markings on the box that existed during the boxes life as a shipping crate before it was repurposed as a personal effects trunk. CONDITION: trunk shows moderate wear throughout. (02-14299/BF). 3) CRUTCHES & A BOOT JACK. This group contains 12 Civil War & Indian War period crutches of various designs & styles but all made of wood. There is also a handmade wooden boot jack as often used by men during the Civil War to aid in removing their boots. CONDITION: most crutches show moderate to heavy wear. (02-14311(12)/BF). 4) CAMP CHAIR. A Civil War era folding wood camp chair w/ a carpet seat. Wood is painted Spanish brown. Carpet has a geometric design edged w/ cotton tape. CONDITION: chair generally shows light wear w/ some fraying to the edges of the seat. (02-14399/BF). 5) 5 CANES & SHILLELAGHS. This group consists of a 36" cane w/ iron tip & root handle. / 1 35 1/2" walking stick. / 1 38 1/2" shillelagh. / 1 35" shillelagh. / 1 34 1/2" Civil War soldier’s cane featuring 4 snakes wrapped around the shaft of the cane & a rectangular areas near the handle carved “JOS KNIGHT MAY THE 2 62 CAMP. CHASE OHIO”. CONDITION: canes & shillelaghs generally show light to moderate wear. The Civil War cane shows moderate wear w/ some splintered losses near the tip. (02-14420(5)/BF). $500-700.

Lot: 3559 - 19TH CENTURY “PIRATE” CUTLASS.

36" Overall. 3 1/4" Wide, slightly curved blade, carved horn grip, clam shell guard w/ riveted iron knuckle bow, brass pommel cap. Based on construction of guard, this sword could date much earlier than early 19th century blade. Clam shell guard hasn’t changed much from even 17th century cutlasses of known buccaneers & pirates. CONDITION: very good overall. Metal has iron patina w/ pitting. Horn is sound w/ areas of lamination & indiscernible name scratched on one side. (02-15479/JS). $300-500.

Lot: 3560 - TWO 19TH CENTURY PERCUSSION PISTOLS.

1) KENTUCKY STYLE FLITNLOCK PISTOL. Cal. 36. NSN. Bbl. 9 5/16" oct. G. Golcher engraved trade lock & hammer. Simple walnut stock w/ iron triggerguard. Hardwood ramrod held by single brass pipe. Butt of stock has carved "E. GREEN". CONDITION: good to very good overall. Metal has faded to a dark patina showing dents, scratches & pitting. Stock has hand worn patina w/ putty repair at tail of lock. Mechanically functional w/ dark pitted bore. (01-19807/DS/JS). 2) ELEGANT DOUBLE BARREL INTEGRAL BRASS BARREL AND FRAME PERCUSSION PISTOL. Cal. 32. NSN. Bbls. 5" w/ smooth bores integral w/ the boxlock action. Top flat has engraved banner marked "F.A.S.". Action has scroll engraving on right side w/ running rabbit game scene on left. Iron top strap has engraved crest that includes 2 lions. Strap is further engraved w/ a tree & indiscernible script signature. Right side of frame & iron triggerguard are also figural engraved. 1 Piece grip w/ exotic burl figure. CONDITION: brass has mottled cleaned appearance w/ numerous dents. iron parts have faded to gray w/ light pitting. Grips show heavy wear w/ grain checks & cracks having brass plate marking repair on right panel. Right hammer has chipped cup. Dark corroded bores. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19808/JS). ANTIQUE. $800-1,200.

Lot: 3561 - 2 AMERICAN FULL STOCK PERCUSSION CONVERSION

KENTUCKY STYLE RIFLES. 1) Cal. about 42. NSN. Bbl. 41 1/2" oct. w/ blade front sight & fixed V notch rear sight. Lug style bolster conversion. Engraved trade lock & hammer w/ uncommon daisy shaped hammer fastener. Dbl. set triggers. Full length curly maple pin fastened stock w/ right & left side cheek pieces. Left side cheekpiece has dished out section for lubricant. Iron fittings consist of crescent buttplate, toeplate, finger curl trigger guard, thimble & 2 pipes. Brass forearm tip. Oval brass tag marked "J.M. DAVIS / 6691 / MEMORIAL" is attached to trigger guard. The JM Davis Firearms Museum in Claremore, OK is home to the world's largest privately held firearms collection. CONDITION: metal has dark patina appearance w/ pitting in breech & lock areas. Refinished stock has age darkened appearance w/ plastic wood repairs around lock. Toe is broken w/ nail type repairs. Ramrod is missing. Hammer will hold in cocked position if triggers are set. Hammer cup is chipped. Dark pitted bore w/ partially intact rifling. (01-19893/DS). 2) Cal. about 52. NSN. Bbl. 43 5/8" oct. measuring 7/8" across flats. Brass front sight w/ fixed V notch rear sight. Bolster style conversion. "ASHMORE / WARRANTED" Trade conversion lock w/ replacement hammer. Plain trigger. Pin fastened full length curly maple stock w/ iron crescent buttplate. Brass fittings include toeplate, finger curl trigger guard, sideplate, thimble & 2 oct. pipes. Hardwood ramrod. Replacement sheet brass nosecap. Oval brass tag marked "J.M. DAVIS / 7555 / MEMORIAL" is attached to trigger guard. The JM Davis Firearms Museum in Claremore, OK is home to the world's largest privately held firearms collection. CONDITION: metal has dark patina appearance showing corrosion & pitting that becomes heaviest in breech & lock area. Stock has worn finish showing dents & handling marks. Functioning lock. Hammer cup is chipped. Dark heavily pitted bore. PROVENANCE: From the JM Davis Museum Collection. (01-19896/DS). BOTH ANTIQUE. $600-900.

Lot: 3562 - 2 AMERICAN PERCUSSION RIFLES.

1) LEFT HANDED FULL STOCK. Cal. about 40. NSN. Bbl. 42" oct. measuring 15/16" across flats. German silver blade front sight w/ fixed V notch rear sight. Bolster style lug. Left hand engraved trade lock marked "H" w/ arrow through it. Dbl. set triggers. Pin fastened full length bird's eye maple stock. Brass fittings include crescent buttplate, toeplate, trigger guard, thimble, 2 pipes, nose cap & teardrop inlay on toeline. Oval brass tag marked "J.M. DAVIS / 7100 / MEMORIAL" is attached to trigger guard. The JM Davis Firearms Museum in Claremore, OK is home to the world's largest privately held firearms collection. CONDITION: metal has dark appearance w/ surface rust, corrosion, sm. dents & light pitting. Lock has bright cleaned appearance. Stock shows sm. handling marks w/ cracks around the lock. Hammer will not hold in cocked position. No ramrod present. Dark pitted bore w/ largely intact rifling. (01-19889/DS). 2) HEAVY HALF STOCK. Cal. 44. NSN. Bbl. 35 1/4" oct. measuring 1 1/8" across flats at muzzle. Base only of front sight remains, open filler for rear dovetail & original lollipop rear sight. Replacement G. Golcher marked engraved back action trade lock & hammer. Dbl. set triggers. Wedge fastened half length curly maple stock w/ shadowline cheekpieces on both sides. Brass finger curl trigger guard. German silver fittings include crescent buttplate, toe plate, side plate, wedge escutcheons & thimble. German silver ornamentation include half moons & 5 pointed stars on both cheek pieces w/ matching stars on forearm & sm. diamonds on either side of top tang. Replacement hardwood ramrod held on iron underrib by 1 remaining plain iron pipe. Front pipe is missing. WEIGHT: 13 lbs., 10 oz. Oval brass tag marked "J.M. DAVIS / 6942 / MEMORIAL" is attached to trigger guard. The JM Davis Firearms Museum in Claremore, OK is home to the world's largest privately held firearms collection. CONDITION: metal has dark rusted appearance showing dents & handling marks w/ heavy pitting in breech area. Iron under rib is loose at muzzle & bent. Hammer & nipple are heavily pitted. Lock will not hold in cocked position. Replacement lock is fitted w/ lg. areas of plastic wood. Stock shows heavy wear w/ dents & handling marks w/ lg. crack below lock & plastic wood repairs at toe. Dark pitted bore. PROVENANCE: From the JM Davis Museum Collection. (01-19891/DS). ALL ANTIQUE. $600-900.

Lot: 3563 - 2 CONVERTED PERCUSSION FOWLERS.

1) Cal. 61. NSN. Bbl. 52 1/8" w/ old British proofs at rear. Has drum & nipple conversion to percussion. Lock is by Ketland & Co. Walnut stock is brass mounted & pinned to bbl. Trigger guard w/ husk finial. Sideplate w/ rear extension & buttplate w/ top tang along w/ escutcheon on top of grip have some line & foliate engraving. Old wooden ramrod is held by 2 beaded pipes w/ matching thimble. CONDITION: iron parts dark brown patina. Stock w/ old surfaces has light hand wear at grip & forend. Brass nicely tone. There are repaired cracks in front of locks w/ 14" loss of wood right side bbl. channel. Lock will not cock. Pitted bore. (01-19759/MGM). 2) NEW ENGLAND STYLE FULL STOCK FOWLER WITH LOCK DATED 1777. Cal. 70. NSN Bbl. 47", has British proofs & makers mark "IW" stamped on oct. breech section. Early lock w/ arched & rounded plate engraved "SW" in front of hammer & dated 1777 on tail. Cherrywood stock has attractive sweep to butt. Trigger guard is brass. Iron buttplate has early style wavy top tang. There are incised lines along bbl. & ramrod channel. Stock is pinned to bbl. & old ramrod is held by flared front pipe, beaded middle & matching brass thimble. CONDITION: iron parts considerably cleaned to silver w/ dark pitted background. Stock w/ old cleaned surfaces, has some minor cracks on left side & another crack in front of lock. Stock is otherwise sound, bbl. channel good, minor losses at front right side. Lock will cock. Pitted bore. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19760/MGM). BOTH ANTIQUE. $600-1,200.

Lot: 3564 - 2 EUROPEAN FIREARMS.

1) EUROPEAN CHILD’S FLINTLOCK FOWLER. Cal. 42. NSN. Bbl. 26 3/4" half rnd., fitted w/ brass rear & front sights & has unknown marks on top flat. Sm. flintlock w/ serpentine cock also features inset faceted pan, unbridled frizzen & friction spring w/ spear finial. Sm. sized walnut half stock (10 3/4" LOP) is mounted w/ relief brass trigger guard, heavy sideplate & buttplate. Stock also features swept right hand cheekpiece & sling loops. Steel ramrod mounts through single brass pipe soldered to bottom of bbl. & thimble. CONDITION: bbl. dark brown patina w/ silver highlights. Lock w/ extensive cleaning is mostly pewter gray. Bbl. & lock appear to be in original flintlock configuration. Stock retains old finish w/ a number of light & deep marks. Lock is operable. Rusted bore. (01-19767/MGM). 2) INTERESTING FULL STOCK GERMANIC RIFLE CONVERTED TO PINFIRE BREECH LOADER. Cal. 60. NSN. Bbl. 30". This early, high quality rifle has 30" oct. to rnd. bbl. which is very finely swamped between wedding band transition & muzzle. Pinfire conversion was done by fitting a special breechblock that pivots into recess at right & held by a thumb actuated catch. Block pivots on left side above deeply chamfered sideplate. Lock w/ matching plate has remnants of maker’s name & is fitted w/ unusual percussion type hammer w/ long extended nose to engage pinfire cartridge base. Breech iron is deeply cut away to allow loading. Germanic style full stock w/ wooden sliding patch box cover on right, extended to muzzle w/ horn cap. There are raised carved beads along bbl. & ramrod channels & nicely relief carved acanthus motifs behind thimble & in front of trigger guard finial. Stock is brass mounted w/ high relief trigger guard having scrolled grip & heavy buttplate engraved w/ family crest on tang. CONDITION: iron parts exhibit gray to brown patina over light pitting. Stock w/ some old, possibly original finish has extensive repairs at wrist. Brass furniture is nicely toned. Bore is good to very good w/ strong rifling, dark, but may clean. Lock is slip hammered. Set triggers work. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19768/MGM). BOTH ANTIQUE. $600-900.

Lot: 3565 - 2 PERCUSSION CONVERSION FOWLERS W/ RAMRODS &

CLEANING TOOLS. 1) SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1842 FORAGER CONVERSION. Cal. bored to 75. NSN. Bbl. is shortened to 33" w/ bead front sight. 1853 Dated Springfield lock. Stock is shortened to forager length w/ 1 remaining band. Iron fittings Trumpet tipped iron ramrod held by single solder attached pipe. CONDITION: cleaned gray metal shows dents & marks & pitting in breech area. Modern replacement nipple. Functioning lock. Stock shows heavy wear & handling marks w/ wood erosion above lock plate. Dark pitted bore. (01-19469/DS). 2) COMPOSITE. Cal. 65. NSN. Bbl. 41" oct. to rnd. w/ faceted transition & German silver blade front sight. Bolster style conversion. "R. ASHMORE / WARRANTED" engraved trade lock. Plain trigger. Half length walnut stock. Plain brass fittings include buttplate, trigger guard, side plate escutcheon & thimble. Broken hardwood ramrod held on iron under rib by 2 iron pipes. CONDITION: metal has dark patina appearance w/ pitting in breech area. Functioning lock. Sanded & refinished wood show scattered handling marks w/ sm. crack at side plate escutcheon. Dark pitted bore. (01-19478/DS). 3) This lot consists of 4 ramrods for muzzle loading rifles or muskets, 2 of which appear to be for Enfields, 1 likely for an early military musket & another for an undetermined longarm. The 2 cleaning tools are simply long metal rods. CONDITION: all rods show light wear overall. The early musket cleaning rod may be of 20th century mfg. (02-15383/BF). ALL ANTIQUE. $550-850.

Lot: 3566 - 2 AMERICAN COMPOSITE PERCUSSION FOWLERS.

1) Cal. 71. NSN. Bbl. 40 1/4" rnd. percussion conversion w/ faceted transition at breech end. Blade front sight. "R. ASHMORE / WARRANTED" engraved trade lock w/ replacement hammer. Plain trigger. Full length 3 key fastened walnut stock w/ cheekpiece & checkered wrist. Brass fittings include buttplate, trigger guard, side plate, thimble & 2 faceted pipes. Modern brass replacement nose cap. German silver wedge escutcheon. Button tipped iron ramrod. CONDITION: bbl. has brown patina appearance w/ heavy pitting in breech area. Functioning lock. Stock has age darkened worn appearance w/ dents, handling marks having cracks & chips in lock, top tang & side plate areas. Wrist has plug type repair screw. Dark pitted bore. (01-19466/DS). 2) Cal. 69. NSN. Bbl. percussion conversion 45" oct. to rnd. w/ faceted transition. Top flat is marked "LONDON". Left side has British proof marks w/ "B & S" marking. "A HARRINGTON / POKEEPSIE" replacement trade lock. Bolster conversion fitted w/ modern nipple. Plain trigger. Half length wedge fastened walnut stock w/ ornate checking at wrist. Brass fittings include buttplate, Acorn finial long tang trigger guard & daisy engraved nose cap. Replacement iron ramrod held by 2 brass pipes. CONDITION: metal has mottled gray/brown appearance w/ pitting becoming heavy in breech, lock & hammer areas. Functioning lock. Stock shows heavy wear w/ lg. chips & cracks in comb, top tang, lock, forearm & sideplate areas. Dark moderately pitted bore. (01-19471/DS). ALL ANTIQUE. $500-800.

Lot: 3567 - WINDSOR, VERMONT MADE UNDER HAMMER RIFLE.

Cal. 38. S# 53. Bbl. 23 1/2”. Fine example of an American under hammer. 41” overall w/ 23.5” oct. bbl. marked near breech “WINDSOR” over rnd. monogram “AHC” over “VERMONT”. Brass buttplate & trigger guard w/ striped maple stock. Matching S# are found on bbl. & buttplate. PROVENANCE: Windsor, Vermon estate collection. CONDITION: very good overall. Bbl. & hammer have dark, mostly smooth iron patina. Mechanically fine w/ well defined rifled bore. (01-20008/JS). ANTIQUE. $500-700.

Lot: 3568 - 3 WINDSOR VERMONT LONGARMS.

1) ROBINS & LAWRENCE 1850 DATED MISSISSIPPI RIFLE. Cal. 56 smooth bore. NSN. Bbl. 33". This rifle is in original config. w/ brass tipped ramrod, shortened post war for use as fowler, sling swivels removed, lead nose cap added & originally a soldered on ramrod pipe added (which is now missing). CONDITION: good to very good overall. 2) D. H. HILLIARD CORNISH, NEW HAMPSHIRE FOWLER. Cal. 69. NSN. Bbl. 42”. 58” overall. Bbl. marked at breech “D. H. HILLIARD / CORNISH / N.H.” The lock is 1856 dated “WINDSOR”. Fowler is half stock, all brass mounted, ribbed bbl. for wood ramrod, ornate brass trigger guard & sideplate. CONDITION: good to very good overall, smashed nipple. Mechanically fine w/ clear, smooth bore. 3) ROBINS & LAWRENCE 1850 DATED MISSISSIPPI RIFLE. This rifle was restocked after the Civil War for continued use w/ a button from a 2 piece eagle buckle applied as decorate thumb plate. Stock is crudely carved but well patinated. 1877 Is stamped in the trigger guard, possibly being the date converted. Mechanically functional w/ clear, rifled bore. PROVENANCE: Windsor, Vermon estate collection. (01-20009/JS). ALL ANTIQUE. $1,200-1,500.

Lot: 3569 - MIDWESTERN (WISCONSIN?) STYLE PERCUSSION DOUBLE

RIFLE BY GEORGE SPANGLER. Cal. 45. S# 728. Bbl. 32" heavy set, engraved “FOND DU LAC” & “WI????” along w/ “728” on flat, full length rib. There are silver bands around breech ends. Breech iron is nicely scroll engraved. Back spring percussion locks w/ flat faced serpentine hammers are engraved in a similar manner. American walnut stock has German silver mounts which include ovate right hand patchbox, crescent buttplate w/ 4" shaped return & triggerguard w/ pineapple finial & spur at grip. A running deer inlay made of copper (?) is on face of swept right hand shadow line cheekpiece. A hickory ramrod mounts through two plain iron pipes (one missing) & German silver thimble. CONDITION: bbl. & locks w/ old cleaning to gray brown. German silver, also cleaned, is quite bright. Bbl. sights are missing. Stock w/ old oil refinish. Grip was once checkered & it is now nearly nonexistent. Fair to good bores, strong rifling. Locks do hold full cock but are quite mushy. Consignor’s notes state rifle is attributed to George Spangler. (01-19903/MGM). ANTIQUE. $700-1,500.

Lot: 3570 - 2 FLINTLOCK MUSKETS & A CONTEMPORARY KENTUCKY

RIFLE. 1) COMPOSITE MILITIA MUSKET. Cal. 69. NSN. Bbl. 42" stamped “FT” (?) at left rear side converted from percussion. "Tower" & "GR" marked lock is also a reconversion from percussion. Walnut stock attaches to bbl. w/ 3 spring retained bands & is carved “CP” in front of trigger guard & stamped “US” behind. Sling loops are present. Ramrod missing. CONDITION: metal w/ old, cleaned surface heavily pitted. Wood has old refinish. Rusty bore, lock operates. (01-19769/MGM). 2) AMERICAN STOCKED FLINTLOCK MILITIA MUSKET. Cal. 72. NSN. Bbl. 42 1/4" half rnd., has French (?) cartouche at rear & is converted from percussion. Lock w/ plate having rebated tail is also reconverted. Interior marked “R. BAKER”. Cherry wood hand rail type stock w/ fine sweep to butt is pinned to bbl. Trigger guard is Charleville type. Brass buttplate is of very early style w/ long spear top tang. Iron ramrod mounts through heavy cast beaded pipes. CONDITION: metal parts dark brown patina. Wood has oil refinish w/ a few subsequent marks. Rusted bore. Lock operable. (01-19770/MGM). 3) CONTEMPORARY FULL STOCK FLINTLOCK KENTUCKY RIFLE BY ARDESA OF SPAIN. Cal. 45. S# 051501. Bbl. 40 1/4" oct., has Spanish proofs & markings along w/ S# at rear. Case hardened flintlock has some punched in engraving. Triggers are dbl. set. Walnut full stock is brass mounted & pinned to bbl. Mounts include patch box w/ piercings on right side, heavy cast buttplate w/ 5" return, trigger guard w/ spur at grip & beaded pipes holding plain wood ramrod. Star & heart brass inlays are scattered about. One on right hand cheekpiece, others at grip & along forend. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. CONDITION: retaining over 90% original finished on all surfaces w/ handling marks. Very good to fine bore. Lock is operable. Set triggers intermittent. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti.(01-19771/MGM). ALL ANTIQUE. $800-1,200.

Lot: 3571 - 3 EARLY FIREARMS CONVERTED TO PERCUSSION.

1) PENNSYLVANIA STYLE MILITIA MUSKET CONVERTED FROM MODEL 1814 US FLINTLOCK RIFLE. Cal. 60. NSN. Bbl. 33" half oct., fitted w/ rifle sights & stamped “H. DERRINGER / PHILA” on top flat & is converted to percussion w/ drum & nipple. Lock converted from flint is also marked “H. DERRINGER / PHILA” in front of hammer & has rebated tail. Walnut stock extends to w/ in 3" of muzzle & attaches to bbl. w/ 3 side bolts. Brass trigger guard has finger bumps & interesting brass patch box has stylized drooping headed eagle finial & release for cover in top sideplate. Both bbl. & side of stock behind sideplate stamped “CP55”. CONDITION: iron parts dark brown patina w/ some cleaning. Stock w/ old finish has marks. Brass nicely toned. Pitted bore. Lock operates. (01-19764/MGM). 2) US SURCHARGED FRENCH CHARLEVILLE (?) MUSKET CONVERTED TO PERCUSSION. Cal. 71. NSN. Bbl. 45", stamped “US” at rear. Converted by drum & nipple. No markings are visible in front of hammer on lock. “US” is deeply stamped at rear. Walnut stock attaches to bbl. w/ 3 spring retained bands & has usual iron. 1763 Style French furniture. CONDITION: metal w/ old cleaning has pewter highlights under brown patina. Stock retains old surfaces w/ numerous marks & nicks. Repaired cracks & splits are on left side in front of sideplate. Bbl. channel is good. Pitted bore. Lock works. (01-19765/MGM). 3) FULL STOCK NEW ENGLAND STYLE PERCUSSION FOWLER. Cal. 66. NSN. Bbl. 36 3/4" half oct., has deep engraving along top & a indecipherable cartouche. Conversion is by drum & nipple. Lock w/ "Ketland" mark has engraving on rebated tail. Cherry wood stock w/ deep sweep to butt. Extends to w/ in 1 1/2" of muzzle & is pinned to bbl. Furniture is of hammered brass & of early style. Wooden ramrod mounts through beaded brass pipe & thimble. CONDITION: iron parts dark brown patina. Wood w/ crusty old finish has cracks around New England style 2 piece sideplate. Front lock screw replaced by bent 16D nail. Rusted bore. Lock will not cock. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19766/MGM). ALL ANTIQUE. $1,200-1,500.

Lot: 3572 - AMERICAN MADE PARTS MUSKET WITH PENNSYLVANIA

STYLING. Cal. 69. NSN. Bbl. 45", fitted w/ U notch rear sight. Flint lock is from an S North pistol. Walnut? Stock has deep Roman nose butt & is sheet iron & brass mounted. CONDITION: bbl. w/ dark patina. Lock w/ cleaning showing silver highlights. Stock made out of 2 pieces of wood has old finish. Lock is operable. Rusted bore. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19693/MGM). ANTIQUE. $300-800.

Lot: 3573 - UNMARKED FLINTLOCK MUSKET.

Cal. 75. NSN. Bbl. 46" rnd. Unmarked lock w/ replacement pan & frizzen. Pin fastened full length stock w/ brass nose cap. Bottom of stock forward of trigger guard has deeply cut initials "MM". Brass buttplate, trigger guard, sideplate & faceted thimble. Replacement hardwood ramrod held by 2 brass pipes. CONDITION: bbl. has dark patina appearance w/ light pitting in breech area. Lock has mottled patina w/ a newer appearance. Brass has dark tarnish. Refinished stock shows wear w/ dents, scratches & handling marks. Raised carved section behind top tang has 3 sections of added wood repairs. Buttplate is loose on peak. Dark pitted bore. (01-19831/DS). ANTIQUE. $800-1,200.

Lot: 3574 - EARLY DUTCH? COMPOSITE FLINTLOCK MUSKET.

Cal. 83. NSN. Bbl. 47" part oct. to rnd. w/ slightly flared muzzle has Dutch? proof at rear. Early style lock has inset pan, unbridled frizzen & feather spring w/ flame finial. Figured walnut stock has rounded wooden butt & sheet iron trigger guard. CONDITION: metal parts dark brown patina. Stock w/ hand worn area at grip, has worm holes toward butt. Has repaired break 32" from muzzle w/ considerable shakes & losses along bbl. channel. Sideplate is made of unknown substance & lock cannot be removed for inspection as it appears to have been glued in place. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19708/MGM). ANTIQUE. $800-1,200.

Lot: 3575 - CIVIL WAR IMPORT BELGIUM MADE MUSKET.

Cal. .69. NSN. A large variety of obsolete Continental arms made their way to the United States at the beginning of the Civil War. This Liège proofed iron mounted French pattern infantry musket is one example often seen. 40.5” Rifled rnd bbl, fixed notch rear sight & brass blade front sight. 3 Bbl. bands w/ clamping springs, trumpet shaped tip to ramrod, back action lock, scattered small inspection marks. CONDITION: very good overall, complete & original. Iron has mixed mottled gray/brown patina. Stock is sound w/ numerous scattered storage blemishes. Mechanically fine w/ grungy rifled bore. (01-19920/JS). ANTIQUE. $500-700.

Lot: 3576 - DUTCH & FRENCH PERCUSSION CONVERSION MUSKETS.

1) ST. ETIENNE. Cal. 71. NSN. Bbl. 42 1/2" rnd. w/ integral blade front sight & Belgian cone style conversion. Conversion lock is marked "Mre. Rle. / de St. Entienne". 3 Band fastened walnut stock w/ iron fittings. Plug in right side of butt is stamped "M.P". Left side near buttplate stamped "822". Trumpet tipped iron ramrod. CONDITION: cleaned metal showing light corrosion w/ scattered pitting becoming heaviest in breech area. Heavily sanded & refinished stock showing scratches & dents w/ chips around lock & side plate areas. Sound lock. Dark pitted bore. (01-19465/DS). 2) DUTCH RIFLE-MUSKET. Cal. 71. NSN. Bbl. 42 1/2" rnd. rifled. Semi circular front sight, rear sight is removed. Conversion w/ nipple screwed directly into bbl. Conversion lockplate is marked "P41". 3 Band fastened hardwood stock w/ iron fittings. Trumpet tipped iron ramrod. CONDITION: metal has dark pitted appearance. Sanded & refinished stock has apparent fire darkening in butt area w/ cracks & chips around buttplate, sideplate, top tang & lock. Functioning lock. Bore retains sound rifling showing some light pitting. (01-19480/DS). ALL ANTIQUE. $800-1,200.

Lot: 3577 - HIGH CONDITION REMINGTON NO. 1 ROLLING BLOCK

MILITARY RIFLE IN 50-70. Cal. 50-70. NSN. Bbl. 35" rnd., fitted w/ ladder & tangent rear sight & stamped “B” at rear. Case hardened rolling block action w/ tall hammer spur has Remington factory markings on top tang. American walnut buttstock is iron mounted. Forend attaches to bbl. w/ 3 bands, each stamped “U” on left side. CONDITION: fine to very fine. Bbl. retaining over 80% original blue w/ scattered freckling overall. Action retains over 80% original case hardening color that is rather dark. Block, hammer & pivot pins retain over 80% of their bright blue. Stocks retain a considerable amount of what is possibly original finish w/ many marks but are quite dry. Bright shiny bore has a few sm. scattered pits that may clean. Mechanically fine. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19763/MGM.) ANTIQUE. $700-1,200.

Lot: 3577A - REMINGTON #1 ROLING BLOCK SPORTING RIFLE WITH

UNERTL SCOPE. Cal. 32-40. S# 9295. Bbl. 26" tapered oct., relined from 38 cal. w/ new mark on bottom & name "L. SHAVER". Top flat stamped w/ Remington Ilion address, has sight blank at rear & has German silver blade front sight. Bbl. has been fitted w/ scope blocks holding Unertl 6x target scope w/ crosshair reticle on micrometer mts. No. 1 action has patent dates on left side. Straight grip walnut buttstock has rounded, uniquely Remington, buttplate. The initials "GHB" are scratched into left side. Typical forend w/ shaped steel tip attaches to bbl. w/ single screw. CONDITION: good. bbl. retaining most of its original blue w/ some vice marks, browning & light scratches. Action has very light traces of case color when protected & is mostly gray brown. Stocks retain most of an oil refinish. Bore is very fine bright & shiny. Scope is fine, optically clear. Action good. (01-20175/MGM). ANTIQUE. $1,300-1,500.

Lot: 3578 - REMINGTON NO. 1 & SPRINGFIELD 1879 U SINGLE SHOT

RIFLES. 1) REMINGTON NO. 1 US INSPECTED ROLLING BLOCK. Cal. 50-70. NSN. Bbl. 36" w/ barleycorn front sight & military leaf rear sight. Top tang has Remington markings w/ last patent date Nov. 7, 87. 3 Band military length forearm w/ slotted tipped cleaning rod. Walnut stock w/ steel musket buttplate. Peak of buttplate is stamped w/ rack number "28", left side, comb & toeline of stock have partially visible US cartouches & markings. Action, bbl. & fittings have "B", "S", "P" or "R" inspectors stamps. CONDITION: cleaned metal has brown/gray appearance from cold blue touch up. Heavily sanded & refinished wood is undersized at action showing dents, scratches & handling marks. Bore retains strong rifling showing spots of light pitting. (01-19698/DS). 2) SPRINGFIELD 1879 TRAPDOOR. Cal. 45-70. S# 289857. Bbl. 32 5/8" w/ pinned blade front sight & 1873 rear sight. 1879 Dated high arch breech block. Standard Springfield marked lock. 2 Band walnut stock w/ iron fittings & slotted tip cleaning rod. Left side of stock has lg. hand carved initials "H W B". Peak of buttplate has stamped rack marking "4". Cleaned metal has brown/gray appearance from touch up finish. Rear sight is rivet attached. Sanded & refinished stock showing scratches & marks. Left side of forearm is missing a lg. chip between the bbl. bands. Dark heavily pitted bore w/ partially intact rifling. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19699/DS). ALL ANTIQUE. $800-1,200.

Lot: 3579 - 4 ANTIQUE LONGARMS.

1) SPRINGFIELD 1842 PERCUSSION FOWLER. Cal. 69. NSN. Bbl. shortened to 32" w/ socket type bayonet having a 13 1/2" triangular blade that is rusted in place. 1855 Dated Springfield lock. Stock is cut to fowler/sporter length forward of rear band. Stock retains iron trigger guard, buttplate & sideplate. CONDITION: metal has dark rusty appearance w/ general pitting becoming heaviest in breech area. Stock has age darkened appearance w/ numerous dents, handling marks & cracks w/ lg. chips missing above & below lock. Hammer screw is missing. Nipple is beaten down. Dark heavily rusted bore. (01-19833/DS). 2) BRITISH PROOFED PERCUSSION SXS SHOTGUN. Cal. 14 Ga. NSN. Bbls. 31 1/2" of Twist steel. Engraved back action locks. Wedge fastened straight grip stock w/ checkered wrist w/ iron trapdoor buttplate, trigger guard & rear sling swivel. Replacement button tipped iron ramrod. CONDITION: metal has dark patina appearance w/ rust & surface corrosion. Stock has dark weathered appearance w/ worn checkering having numerous scratches, dents, marks & chips. 2 Screw attached metal plates are repairing break through the lock & trigger guard area. Hammers are not cocking properly. Dark pitted bores. Right bbl. has a deep dent 10" from the muzzle. 3) WILIAM REED PERCUSSION SXS SHOTGUN. Cal. 12 Bore. NSN. Bbls. of Twist Steel are cut to 18 1/2". Engraved back action locks & bbl. rib are marked "WILLIAM REED BOSTON". Top tang, trigger guard & buttplate peak are engraved to match the locks. Wedge fastened straight grip walnut stock w/ checkered wrist & engraved thimble. German silver key escutcheons & oval in toeline. Replacement hardwood ramrod held by single iron pipe. CONDITION: metal has a dark patina coloration w/ dents & spots of pitting. Nipples are rusty & plugged. Dark pitted bores. Stock is broken through wrist w/ epoxy repair & touched up checkering & finish. Long tang trigger guard is broken through front screw hole. (01-19834 (2)/DS). 4) PERCUSSION FOWLER CONVERSION 1816 US SPRINGFIELD. Cal. 69. NSN. Bbl. shortened to 29" fowler length. 1827 Dated Springfield lock. Stock is cut to fowler length forward of rear band. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: 2 3/8" iron ring w/ 6 hooks & sm. section of chain hung from swivel at front of trigger guard. CONDITION: metal is heavily rusted & pitted. Stock is heavily weathered & worn w/ dry rot removing a lg. area along toe area of buttplate. Dark heavily pitted bore. (01-19835/DS). ALL ANTIQUE. $500-900.

Lot: 3580 - 2 US CIVIL WAR MUSKETS.

1) BORED OUT 1863 BY SPRINGFIELD. Cal. 61 smooth. NSN. Bbl. 40", missing rear sight. Springfield lock w/ eagle dated 1863 at tail. Iron mounted walnut stock attaches to bbl. w/ 3 clamped on bands & is unmarked. CONDITION: bbl. dark brown patina w/ considerable rusting at breech end. Lock w/ some cleaning to pewter highlights. Stock w/ old dark refinish w/ many marks appears sound. (01-19755/MGM). 2) MODEL 1861 CONTRACT MUSKET BY WHITNEYVILLE. Cal. 58. NSN. Bbl. 34" blued, fitted w/ flip up sight from a Model 52 Winchester target rifle missing windage screw. 1861 Style lock has remnant of Whitneyville marking at front & illegible date at rear. Walnut stock attaches to bbl. by 3 spring retained bands. CONDITION: all iron parts w/ modern reblue over considerable pitting. Stock has crack at top rear of lockplate & repaired otherwise appears sound, but heavily refinished. Lock is operable. Bore fair to good. Ramrod missing. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti.(01-19756/MGM). BOTH ANTIQUE. $800-1,200.

Lot: 3581 - 3 AMERICAN MILITARY RIFLES.

1) SPRINGFIELD 1863 RIFLE-MUSKET. Cal. 58. NSN. Bbl. shortened to 33" w/ a reattached barleycorn front sight & original 2 leaf rear sight. US Springfield marked lock is dated 1864. 2 Band walnut stock shortened to correspond w/ bbl. length. Iron fittings include musket buttplate, trigger guard, bbl. bands, & nose cap. Replacement tulip tip ramrod. CONDITION: metal is polished to a bright appearance w/ weakened markings & showing spots of remaining pitting. Sights have gray unpolished appearance. Sanded & refinished stock showing dents & handling marks w/ outline of cartouche on right ear. Bore retains lightly worn sound rifling. (01-19909/DS). 2) SPRINGFIELD 1873 TRAPDOOR. Cal. 45-70. S# 69742. Bbl. 32 5/8". Barleycorn front sight. Rear sight is removed. High arch breech block w/ no visible markings on top, bottom is stamped "12" w/ lazy "C". US Springfield marked lock plate is undated. Band fastened walnut stock w/ iron fittings include buttplate, trigger guard, nose cap & front band. Slotted tipped ramrod. CONDITION: bbl. & action show evidence of cleaning w/ gray/brown appearance having areas of surface rust & light handling marks. Bbl. loose on frame & turned 30 degrees to the right. Lock, trigger guard & buttplate have brightly polished finish w/ weak or removed markings. Tang screw is missing. Wood has age darkened appearance w/ chips around the lock & tang areas. Toe of buttplate has nail type repair. Bore retains intact rifling showing spots of heavy pitting. (01-19910/DS). 3) REMINGTON NO. 1 MILITARY ROLLING BLOCK CARBINE. Cal. 43 Spanish (or similar cartridge). NSN. Bbl. 20 1/2" rnd. w/ oct. shank. Blade front sight w/ single folding leaf rear sight. Left side of action has saddle ring & bar. Band fastened walnut forearm & straight grip buttstock w/ steel carbine buttplate. CONDITION: bbl. & receiver are polished bright w/ weakened markings showing spots of remaining pitting. Trigger guard, bbl. band, sights & other action parts are reblued showing pitting. Heavily sanded wood shows numerous dents & marks. Right side of forearm shows 2 3/4" section of removed wood along bbl. channel. Swivel inletting in toeline has epoxy fill. Bore retains strong rifling showing scattered very light pitting. (01-19911/DS). ALL ANTIQUE. $600-1,000.

Lot: 3581A - REMINGTON NEW YORK STATE CONTRACT ROLLING BLOCK

SRC. Cal. 50-70. NSN. Bbl. 22" fitted w/ spring steel notch in step adj. rear sight base. No.1 rolling block action w/ 3 line address on tang has distinctive tall hammer spur & side extension to breech block thumb piece. Action has half cock safety feature which returns hammer to half cock when breech is opened. A saddle ring is affixed to left side. Oil finished hardwood stock has carbine style steel buttplate & has distinctive banner inspectors mark on left side w/ the initials "HBH". A rack number "374" is deeply stamped on front of buttplate tang. Typical forend is held to bbl. by 1 spring retained band. CONDITION: good. Metal retaining traces of original finish over dark gray & brown patina. Stocks retain most of their oil finish w/ lg. number of marks & dings. Bore is fine, shiny w/ some light frosting. Action is good. Inspector's mark dbl. struck & is fairly clear. (01-20176/MGM). ANTIQUE. $700-1,000.

Lot: 3582 - CASED FRENCH FLOBERT TARGET PISTOL.

Cal. 5.5mm. S# 6267. Bbl. 8 7/8" oct. w/ smooth bore, bead front sight & fixed V notch rear sight. Left bbl. flat is marked w/ proof & S#. Original style Flobert unlocked breech action. The firing pin & extractor are formed on the breech face of the slam fire hammer. Distinctive hardwood stock features a flared fluted grip w/ raised side panels. Forearm tip has a deep relief floral pattern hand carving. Iron buttcap is sculpted to fit grip flutes & has a protruding button type lanyard fitting. Long tang finger rest trigger guard w/ fancy finial. Highlights of hand engraving are found on top tang & trigger guard bow w/ additional engraving on finial & buttcap. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: rosewood presentation case w/ brass plate in lid. Purple velour fitted interior. Case contains 2 rosewood handle cleaning rods. Upper left compartment holds 4 fire bb caps & 4 fired 22 short RF rds, 1 cal. 5.5mm rnd. ball. Circular ID tag # "517" is found in right compartment. Also included is photocopied information about Flobert from "Single Shot Rifles And Actions" by Frank de Haas. CONDITION: very fine. Bbl. retains over 80% black finish. Breech, top tang, trigger guard & buttcap have lightly faded white finish. Stock retains original darkly stained finish showing light edge wear w/ scattered sm. scratches & marks. Bore is generally bright showing sm. spots of darkness w/ faint ring about 4" from muzzle. Case exterior shows lightly worn finish w/ scattered marks. Interior has a faded worn appearance. (01-20021/DS). ANTIQUE. $1,200-1,800.

Lot: 3583 - PAIR OF 18TH CENTURY FLINTLOCK PISTOLS.

1) LARGE BRASS LOCK FLINTLOCK PISTOL. Cal. 69. NSN. Bbl. 9 1/5" oct. to rnd. 15 1/2" Overall. Brass lock & brass mounted. CONDITION: fair to good. Appears complete original flintlock, patinaed metal. Mechanics need attention, mainspring weak though frizzen spring is strong & frizzen functions. Clear, rusted bore. Consignor states that well known expert Dan Cullity once proclaimed that this was "one of the earliest American made pistols that he had encountered." 2) ENGLISH BOXLOCK FLINT PISTOL. Cal. 42. NSN. Bbl. 2 1/2" screw. 7 1/2" Overall. Frame marked “THOMAS”, incised carved bag grips. CONDITION: poor to fair, iron patina, missing cock, butt cap & escutcheon. Consignor states that this pistol was found in the basement of a house adjacent to the battle bridge in Concord, Mass. (01-19838/JS/MGM). ANTIQUE. $1,000-1,400.

Lot: 3584 - 3 PERCUSSION PISTOLS INCLUDING HACKER MARTIN.

1) Cal. 40. NSN. Bbl. 11", 17" overall, 19th century patent breech, inset dovetailed silver post front sight and dovetailed notch rear sight, lock engraved “CONSTABLE”, iron mounted. CONDITION: good to very good overall, carved horn nose cap glued in, iron has overall mixed gray patina, wood sound w/ rounded edges. Mechanically pistol functions though will not hold cock or half cock, clean rifled bore. 2) Cal. 42. Bbl. 8 1/2" w/ fixed rear and front sights, engraved brass lock & sideplate & German silver insets, 13" overall, Hacker Martin (1895-1970) made Kentucky pistol. Hacker Martin was among the first contemporary Kentucky rifle makers. The Smithsonian Institute recognized Hacker for his contributions for revitalizing muzzle loading firearms manufactured during the depression. CONDITION: very good overall, mechanically functional w/ clear rifled bore. 3) Cal. 25 bore. NSN. Bbl. 6 1/2" swamped micro rifled. 13" Overall, elegant iron mounted 19th century Continental pistol, silver thumbplate w/ script initials. CONDITION: very good overall, glued crack repair at wrist, missing ramrod, nipple broken, dark mottled patina overall. (01-19984/JS). ALL ANTIQUE. $1,200-1,500.

Lot: 3585 - DAINTY HENRY COOPER, NEW YORK CITY BOXLOCK

PERCUSSION PISTOL, CIRCA 1845. Cal. 40. NSN. 5" Overall, 1.25" oct. bbl, engraved frame & hammer, folding trigger, finely checkered bag grip, British proofed bbl. & frame, “H.T. COOPER / NEW YORK” engraved left side of frame. CONDITION: very good overall, bbl. misaligned, mechanically fine w/ crisp deep rifling. (01-19981/JS). ANTIQUE. $800-1,200.

Lot: 3586 - BRITISH SAW HANDLE PERCUSSION PISTOL RETAILED BY

A. W. SPIES OF NEW YORK. Cal. 35. NSN. Bbl. 8 1/4" twist oct., engraved "London" on top flat. Breech iron has U notch rear sight. Back spring lock w/ curved plate is scroll engraved & also engraved "A. W. Spies". Walnut saw handle style stock has flared checkered grip & is German silver mounted; including engraved trigger guard w/ spur on bow, oval boss on bottom of grip, forend cap, thimble & bbl. mounting escutcheons. CONDITION: bbl. w/ considerable cleaning exhibiting some twist pattern. Other iron parts are dark brown patina. Stock appears to have original finish enhanced later w/ added oil. Checkering is good, but dirty. A sm. piece of wood has been added to tip of saw grip. Lock is operable. Sliding safety will not operate. Trigger sets. Bright shiny bore. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19689/MGM). ANTIQUE. $800-1,200.

Lot: 3587 - EUROPEAN PERCUSSION PISTOL.

Cal. 50. NSN. Bbl. 5 1/2" half oct. Percussion lock w/ toggling safety is scroll engraved. Stock of figured elm has bird’s head checkered grip. Trigger guard is German silver & has finger spur. CONDITION: iron parts w/ dark brown patina. Stock w/ most of its old, possibly original finish. Very good bore. Lock operable. Old replaced nipple is not fully seated. PROVENANCE: From the JM Davis Museum Collection. (01-19876/MGM). ANTIQUE. $400-600.

Lot: 3588 - ENGLISH PERCUSSION PISTOL BY DAVY CONVERTED FROM

FLINT. Cal. 62. Bbl. 9 1/2" tapered oct. has platinum band around breech plug which has been converted to percussion w/ drum & nipple. Flintlock converted to percussion but still features back sliding safety. A rnd. bodied percussion hammer has been fitted. Walnut half stock w/ checkered bag grip is iron mounted. Trigger guard having stylized pineapple finial. A vacant silver oval is at top of grip. Stock attaches to bbl. w/ sliding side bolt through oval silver escutcheons. A newly made ramrod is held by steel thimble. CONDITION: fair. Metal parts cleaned to silver w/ considerable pitting. Wood w/ most of an old oil refinish. Checkering lightly worn. Pitted bore. Lock operates. (01-19475/MGM). ANTIQUE. $150-300.

Lot: 3589 - BELGIAN LEFAUCHEUX SYSTEM DA REVOLVER.

Cal. 12mm Lefaucheux CF. S# 93. Bbl. 5 3/4" oct. Triangular post blade front sight w/ fixed V notch rear sight. Right side of bbl. & 6 shot rnd. rebated cyl. have Belgian star over "N" proof. Open top frame. Bbl. has right side mounted extractor. Frame & cyl. have floral ornamentation w/ punch dot backgrounds & brass inlaid borders. Ornate carved Gutta Percha grips w/ lanyard ring at butt. CONDITION: metal has a partially cleaned gray appearance showing spots of light pitting & corrosion. Action functions in DA mode only & has light spring tension. Grips show good detail w/ light wear having sm. chips at butt. Pitted bore w/ largely intact rifling. (21-2987/DS). CURIO. $300-500.

Lot: 3590 - CIVIL WAR TO INDIAN WAR HORSE GEAR & SADDLES.

1) HORSE GEAR. This group of horse equipment dates from the Civil War through the Indian Wars & includes 1 Pair of iron & leather horse hames stamped on each hame, “US MEDIUM”. 1 Hame is also marked, “USA WATERVLIET ARSENAL”. / 1 Pair of iron & leather horse hames that is unmarked. / 1 Crupper w/ breeching straps. / 2 Trace chains. / 1 Headstall. / 1 Set of blinders for a mule w/ "US" side bosses. / 1 Possible breast collar & straps. / 9 Wooden stirrups. / 1 Lg. leather collar. CONDITION: leather is generally stiff & dirty & shows moderate wear. Wooden stirrups show moderate to heavy wear. (02-15730/BF). 2) CIVIL WAR SADDLE. A regulation Civil War McLellan saddle w/ a rawhide covered tree & leather flaps on each side. Stirrup straps & stirrups are connected. All rings are present. Pommel shield reads, “3 ALLEGHENY ARSENAL 1862”. CONDITION: seat has a split in the rawhide but is complete. Leather is quite dry & flaking throughout but remains intact. 3) SADDLE. A good example of 1904 McClellan style saddle. Leather covered seat. All associated rings are intact. Pommel shield reads, “12 INCH SEAT”. No straps included. CONDITION: light to moderate wear overall. (02-15733/BF). $900-1,200.

Lot: 3591 - LARGE GROUP OF US CAVALRY GEAR, ETC.

1) SADDLE. Model 1896 McClellan saddle, 12" seat, russet brown leather, brass hardware, hooded wood stirrups, cinch. CONDITION: good to very good overall 2) SADDLE WW1 era “packers riding saddle”. In 1917 the saddles were issued to cavalryman attached to remount depots whose duty was to “break” the thousands of horses being purchased for the U.S. Army. Fender marked “TOM PADGITT / maker / WACO TEXAS”. Skirt is marked “US / Hess & Hopkins”. CONDITION: very good overall. 3) “SADDLER”S CHEST FOR BATTERY WAGON”, complete including folding legs & metal straps, empty of any tools. CONDITION: good overall. 4) SADDLE15” x 9”x 9” large, lidded leather US embossed saddle & leather gear repair kit, still retains about a dozen heavy duty tools including wood handled sewing needle for leather. CONDITION: fair to good overall. 5) Leather tray of leather working tools. CONDITION: fair to good overall. 6) Pair of canvas & leather US quartermaster marked feed bags. CONDITION: good overall. 7) 14” x 11” Tinware mess kit, smaller cooking pots & burners all nest neatly inside. Good overall. 8) 6 Military blankets, mix of colors from OD to blue, including scarce model 1908 horse blanket w/ large embroidered "US" insignia. CONDITION: good to very good overall. 9) Pair of Cavalry Sergeant’s chevrons. CONDITION: very good overall. 10) Two pairs of leather gauntlets. CONDITION: good to very good. 11) Small box of canvas and leather leggings. 12) Group of military style cutlery including 7 large pewter spoons, 8 small stamped sheet iron spoons, 8 wood handle 3 tine forks & 8 wood handle knives. CONDITION: Very good overall. (02-15515/JS). $800-1,200.

Lot: 3592 - GROUPING OF CIVIL WAR ERA CAVALRY GEAR.

1) SADDLE. Restored Civil War McClellan saddle, rawhide seat, brass screw attached skirts, “11 INCH / SEAT” marked brass saddle shield, hooded wood stirrups, cinch. Reproduction blanket & oil cloth attached. CONDITION: good to very good as restored leather straps. 2) HEADSTALL & BRIDLE. Brass US bosses on bridle, intertwined USA lead filled rosettes, brass curb chain, original & restored leather straps. CONDITION: good to very good overall. 3) SLING. Regulation carbine sling w/ restored leather strap. CONDITION: very good overall. 4) CANTEEN. Model 1858 cloth covered canteen w/ partial strap, stopper & chain. CONDITION: good overall. (02-15515-1/JS). $800-1,200.

Lot: 3593 - CIVIL WAR TO INDIAN WAR HORSE GEAR.

1) BIT. A nice example of a M1863 artillery bit. Bit shows brass “US” bosses on either side secured by rivets. Inside of bit is boldly stamped “US WATERVLIET” & “U.S ARSENAL”. CONDITION: bit shows use but no damage. 2) BIT. An Indian War period Shoemaker bit. Bit has sm. brass rnd. “US” bosses riveted to either side. Bit is stamped on 1 side, “ROCK ISLAND”. CONDITION: bit shows use but no damage. 3) GIRTH. An early M1874 girth for a McClellan saddle. Girth measures approx. 23 3/4" x 6". All buckles & loops are present. Material is colored blue w/ 2 natural stripes. CONDITION: girth shows significant wear but remains solid w/ no tears to material. 4) CARBINE CUP. A Civil War period cavalry carbine socket or cup. Rnd. leather cup has the appropriate buckle & strap. CONDITION: light wear. 5) CARBINE BOOT. A M1885 cavalry carbine boot. Boot has the upper & lower buckled strap intact along w/ the top strap. Boot is marked, “ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL” & stamped, “D / 12 / 6”. CONDITION: boot shows light wear. Straps are solid but a bit flaked. 6 & 7) BITS. 2 M1885 watering bits. Bits have a blued finish & are complete w/ associated leather straps. CONDITION: most of the bluing remains on the bits. Straps are dry but solid. 8) SURCINGLE. A M1885 cavalry surcingle. Length is approx. 78". Surcingle has complete full length leather tongue & correct buckle on the other end. The woven cloth center shows an interesting woven pattern. CONDITION: cloth is complete but there is significant rodent damage about in the center that would need repair. Leather is strong but lightly flaked. 9) SABER HANGER. A M1885 cavalry saber hanger. All straps & brass are present. CONDITION: brass has a rich, dark patina. Straps show light wear w/ some flaking. (02-15751/BF). $800-1,000.

Lot: 3594 - 19TH CENTURY TOOLED SADDLE VALISE & TOOLED SPURS.

1) VALISE. 21 1/2” Semicircular leather valise w/ cotton lined compartments. CONDITION: fair condition overall, missing leather handles & leather straps & one of 3 iron buckles, crazed, scuffed & areas unsewn. 2) SPURS. Pair of nickel plated iron Western spurs w/ tooled leather straps & buckles. CONDITION: good overall, rusted where plating chipped & worn. Straps are complete & very good. (02-15496/JS). $300-400.

Lot: 3595 - 5 EDGED WEAPONS.

1) CAVALRY SABER. Overall length: 41 1/2". Blade length: 35 1/2". An M1840 style cavalry saber w/ a plain blade featuring a single wide fuller w/ a narrow fuller on top. Blade is unmarked w/ a solid brass hilt & wire wrapped leather grip. No scabbard. CONDITION: blade shows light wear w/ some staining. 1/8" Of the tip is missing. (02-15444/BF). 2) BAYONET. Overall length: 26 3/8". A M1898 German epee type bayonet. Plain single fullered blade marked at the ricasso w/ back to back squirrels & “C.E.”. Nickel plated crossguard & pommel w/ 2 piece wood grips. Leather scabbard w/ nickel plated throat & tip. CONDITION: light wear overall. (02-15445/BF). 3) MACHETE. Overall length: 23 1/2". A WWII US machete marked on the blade, “US (logo) LEGITIMUS COLLINS & CO. 1945”. 2 Piece composite grip w/ 4 rivets on each side & a lanyard pole. Composite scabbard painted black w/ metal throat marked, “US” on the front & “B.M. CO. 2 1945” on the reverse. CONDITION: generally light wear overall. PROVENANCE: Collection of Brian C. Pinkerton. (02-15446/BF). 4) 20TH CENTURY US M1852 NAVAL OFFICER. Overall length: 35 1/2". Blade length: 30". A 20th century example of the M1852 showing patriotic, nautical & foliate motifs etched over 2/3 of the blade. Etching includes a panel w/ the engraved name, “G.W. Leatherbury”. Sword marked at the ricasso, “GERMANY TRADE H-H MARK HILBORN HAMBURGER INC. NEW YORK MADE IN SOLINGEN GERMANY”. Gilded brass hilt. Wire wrapped, simulated sharkskin grip. Leather covered iron scabbard w/ gilded brass mts. CONDITION: blade shows original factory polish. Hilt & scabbard show light to moderate wear overall. 5) 20TH CENTURY US M1902 OFFICER’S SABER. Overall length: 36". Blade length: 28 3/4". Blade etched over 2/3 of its length w/ foliate & patriotic motifs including a panel that reads, “K.H. Kauffman”. Blade marked at the ricasso, “N.S. MEYER. INC. TRADEMARK COLONIAL MADE IN USA”. Plated hilt. Black composite formed grip. Plated scabbard. CONDITION: blade shows original factory polish. Hilt & scabbard show very light wear. PROVENANCE: Collection of Brian C. Pinkerton. (02-15447/BF). $500-850.

Lot: 3596 - S. NORRIS & W. T. CLEMENT 1861 FORAGER CONVERSION.

Cal. 63. NSN. Model 1863 rifle musket bbl. cut to 33" w/ brass bead front sight. Originally 58 cal., it is bored to 63 cal. smooth bore for use as a Forager. 1863 Dated US marked Model 1861 lock stamped "S. N. & W.T.C. / FOR / MASSACHUSETTS". The walnut musket stock is cut to sporter length & held by 1 band. Iron musket buttplate & trigger guard. Replacement hardwood ramrod. CONDITION: metal has faded to gray/brown w/ dents & spots of pitting. Heavily sanded wood has dark worn appearance w/ dents & handling marks. Nipple is battered. Dark heavily pitted bore. (01-19930/DS). ANTIQUE. $200-300.

Lot: 3597 - UNION COLONEL MICHAEL DONOHOE PRESIDENTIAL SIGNED

COMMISSION, BELT & BUCKLE, MOLLUS MEDAL & MORE. This interesting group consists of a framed presidential commission dated April 9, 1866 bearing a steel engraved stamp signature of Andrew Johnson. The Secretary of War, Edwin Stanton, signed the document w/ pen & ink. The commission is for Michael Donohoe & appoints him the rank of Brigadier General. Also included is a fine circa 1870 English made US General Officer’s dress sword belt. Buckle is unmarked & features a silver washed wreath & stars over the gilded buckle. Belt & sword straps are completely covered in gold bullion. Sword straps are complete w/ all associated hooks, buckles & swivels. The lot further includes Donohoe’s gold MOLLUS medal numbered “8056” w/ original red, white & blue ribbon. A single Civil War era full colonel’s shoulder strap belonging to Donohoe is also included. Finally, a sm. booklet published & given out at the funeral of General Donohoe in 1895. Michael Thomas Donohoe Jr. was born in 1838 in Lowell, Massachusetts to Irish immigrant parents. He was a clothing merchant working in New Hampshire at the onset of the Civil War. He enlisted in Company C of the 3rd New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry & was commissioned as a captain of that company in August of 1861. In 1862 while serving in South Carolina, he participated in the Battle of Secessionville on June 16. At the end of July 1862 he resigned his commission & returned to New Hampshire to recruit & form the 10th New Hampshire Volunteers. He was commissioned colonel of the regiment early in September & would lead the 10th New Hampshire through the remainder of the Civil War. His major battles include the Battle of Fredericksburg, Suffolk & the James River Campaign in 1864. During the Battle of Fort Harrison in Virginia, he received a severe wound in the hip when his horse was shot out from under him. After recovering, he led his men during the occupation of Richmond. He was breveted to Brigadier General for “gallant conduct in the field”. CONDITION: commission has a 6 1/2" tear at the center folded seam but the presidential steel engraved signature is quite clear. Belt has a single weak spot in the leather that is not broken. There is some wear to the bottom edge of the bullion in 1 spot & the keeper loop is missing. The MOLLUS & shoulder strap are undamaged. (02-15510/BF). $1,000-1,500.

Lot: 3598 - 2 LARGE EARLY CIPHERED FOLDING BOWIE KNIVES.

1) 10.5" Overall open, 4.5" clip point blade “FAR WEST HUNTING KNIFE”, maker marked “ROBINSON / SHEFFIELD” , horn slab grips, shield shaped German silver escutcheon. CONDITION: good to very good overall including 2nd sm. 3" blade, chipping of horn at bolster. 2) 11" Overall, 5" 5 ciphered blade including “PROVED AMERICA”, maker “R. BUNTING / 10 REGENTS / SHEFFIELD”, horn slabs, mother of Pearl bolsters. CONDITION: very good overall, gray blade w/ sharpening & pitting. (02-15587/JS). $800-1,200.

Lot: 3599 - 3 LARGE QUALITY MAKER ANTEBELLUM SHEFFIELD

FOLDING DIRKS. 1) 9" Overall, 4.25" “BUNTING & SON” maker, fancy 1.5" guard, horn grips, German silver escutcheon. CONDITION: very good overall. 2) 9.5" Overall, 4.25" blade w/ weak “WRAGG” makers mark, well patinaed polished bone slab grips w/ 3 Inset dark horn discs. German silver decorative cross guard and pommel. CONDITION: very good overall. 3) 8" Overall, 3.5" partially discernible “TILLOTSON” makers mark, polished bone grips, horn bolsters & inset discs. CONDITION: good to very good overall. (02-15585/JS). $1,200-1,500.

Lot: 3600 - 3 ANTEBELLUM FOLDING KNIVES.

1) 9.5" Overall, 4.25" “SHEEHAN / SHEFFIELD” marked blade w/ King William IV cipher. Horn slabs, mother of Pearl bolsters. CONDITION: good to very good overall, slightly loose & will not lock. 2) 8" Overall open, 3.5" “TILLOTSON & CO, COLUMBIA PLACE” marked Sheffield blade, horn slab grips, mother of Pearl bolsters, pewter inset decoration on one side. CONDITION: good to very good overall. 3) 9.75" Overall, 4.5" “CREUZAN / JOUET” marked blade, tortoise shell grips, folding corkscrew broken. CONDITION: very good overall. (02-15583/JS). $800-1,200.

Lot: 3601 - PAIR OF LARGE CIVIL WAR ERA FOLDING DIRKS.

1) 9" Overall, 4.5" dagger point blade w/ Sheffield trademark of “JOSEPH ELLIOT”, 2" “LIBERTY AND UNION” cross guard, horn slab grips. CONDITION: very good overall. 2) 9.5" Overall, 4.5" blade w/ “NY” cipher w/ American shield, maker marked “ALEXANDER / SHEFFIELD”, horn slabs, large bulbous bolster decorated w/ grapes. CONDITION: good to very good overall. (02-15584/JS). $800-1,200.

Lot: 3602 - 2 LARGE ALL METAL GRIPPED 19TH CENTURY DAGGERS.

1) 14.5" Overall, 10" heavy dagger blade w/ solid cast brass clam shell pommel guard. Early 19th century, possible French origininal. CONDITION: very good overall, blade is uncleaned, dark gray w/ staining, old sharpening & light pitting. One side of crossguard has crack. Grip overall dark mustard/olive patina. 2) 15” Overall, 11” dbl. edged blade. Ovoid checkered iron grip, 3.5” slender pointed crossguard. Knife is accompanied by painted canvas sheath, one side w/ leather veneer. CONDITION: very good overall, crossguard & grip retain about half of their hard metal plate. Sheath is about 90% intact w/ lg. hole through leather near throat & opened at tip. (02-15523/JS). $1,200-1,500.

Lot: 3603 - 2 LARGE STAG GRIPPED CLIP POINT BOWIES.

1) 21" Overall, 15.5" blade, 4.5" oval brass cross guard. iron patina. CONDITION: good to very good overall. 2) 15" Overall, 10.5" meaty blade, 3" partially sharpened clip, 3.5” S-shaped cross guard, Crown stag grip w/ lead or pewter ferrule. CONDITION: good to very good overall. (02-15548/JS). $1,200-1,500.

Lot: 3604 - 3 LARGE 19TH CENTURY FIGHTING KNIVES.

1) 17.5” Overall primitive knife w/ Crown stag grip & large lead ferrule. Blade measures 12.5". CONDITION: fair to good overall. Heavily pitted blade. 2) 20" overall, 13.5" clip point attached a carved wood grip w/ iron ring. CONDITION: fair to good overall. Heavily pitted blade, 3) D-Guard bowie, 20.5" overall, 16.5" heavy tapered blade. Knife is in the style of Chinese pirates who were known to carry these “butterfly knives” in pairs, they are usually brass mounted. This iron mounted example appears to be mid-19th century. CONDITION: very good overall. (02-15547/JS). $1,200-1,500.

Lot: 3605 - 3 LARGE PRIMITIVE BOWIE KNIVES.

1) 14.5" Overall, tin long clip point blade, horn grip, iron cross guard. CONDITION: good overall iron patina w/ pitting. 2) 15.5” Clip point bowie w/ nicely figured iron cross guard, Blade measures almost 11 inches w/ carved notches on top side. CONDITION: good overall w/ iron patina and pitting. 3) 15" Overall, 10.5" overall, 4.5” S-shaped cross guard, stacked leather grip. CONDITION: good to very good overall, iron patina. (02-15522/JS). $1,200-1,500.

Lot: 3606 - 3 LARGE PRIMITIVE DAGGERS.

1) 15.5" Overall, 11" dbl. edged blade w/ central spine made from file, sm. lozenge shaped iron crossguard. Tapered oct. grip w/ iron ferrule & pommel. This well made side knife is very similar to identifiable examples made in the Confederacy. CONDITION: very good overall. 2) 15.5” Overall, slender dbl. edged blade. Oval copper crossguard. Slightly bulbous wood grip w/ 2 lg. brass ferrules. Flat rnd. copper pommel cap. CONDITION: very good overall. 3) 15.5” Overall. Well made, very early 11” dagger point blade, winged iron crossguard. Ebony or rosewood grip w/ tapered iron ferrule. CONDITION: good to very good overall, blade has heavy pitting. Grip has hand worn patina. (02-15531/JS). $1,200-1,500.

Lot: 3607 - THREE 19TH CENTURY FOLDING KNIVES.

1) 9" Overall, 4" bright blade “THE BEST QUALITY” cipher, “W. HAWKINS / SHEFF’D”. CONDITION: very fine overall, bright hollow ground blade retaining original luster, dark worn slab grips, iron bolsters, vacant German silver escutcheon. 2) 10.25" Overall, 4.5" blade “RIBERON”, red incised decoration on polished bone grp slabs. CONDITION: very good to fine overall. 3) Good quality “LUND / LONDON” detachable knife & fork cutlery set. These were quite popular for military officers, & these are among the best quality w/ ivory slab grips & corkscrew. CONDITION: fine overall, couple hairlines in “certifiable antique elephant ivory”. (02-15590/JS). $800-1,200.

Lot: 3608 - THREE 19TH CENTURY KNIVES.

1) “J. RUSSELL & CO. GREEN RIVER WORKS” marked 12.5” bowie knife w/ 8” spear point blade. Stag grips. CONDITION: very good condition overall, “as found”, gray blade w/ staining & pitting. The accompanying scabbard fits well w/ about 1” leather addition. 2) All metal Belduque, 13.75” overall w/ 9.5” tapered blade. Handle has cut initials. CONDITION: very good overall, iron patina. Accompanying leather sheath is sound, solid, soiled. 3) 14” Overall, 10.5” triangular blade. This meaty dagger may predate 19th century sheath. 3.5" Slight S shaped tapered crossguard w/ curled ends. CONDITION: very good overall. Grip has hand worn iron patina. Accompanying sheath has copper wire at the tip. (02-15524/JS). $800-1,200.

Lot: 3609 - 3 AMERICAN PRIMITIVE CLIP POINT KNIVES.

1) 12" Overall, then 7.5" blade mounted & made like the next knife in this lot w/ copper cross guard & ferrule, polished stag grip. Ferrule is crudely stamped “NOUMEA NEW CALEDONIA”. World War II era sheath w/ sailor knot decoration. There is a name on sheath which may read “Ralph W. Toby”, last name has numerous dents which make it difficult to decipher. CONDITION: good to very good overall. 2) Polished stag gripped clip point bowie, 12.5" overall, 7.75" thin clip point blade, Copper cross guard & ferrule, thin leather scabbard w/ tin throat & tip. CONDITION: good to very good overall. 3) 11" Overall, 6.25" clip point blade w/ integral 3.5” S-shaped cross guard. Wood grip w/ brass ferrule. Very good overall. (02-15541/JS). $800-1,200.

Lot: 3610 - 3 LARGE BOWIE KNIVES.

1) 14.5" Overall 10" well made double edged dagger blade / central spine, carved & tacked wood grip, w/ most unusual 3” carved horn cross guard. CONDITION: very good overall. 2) 16" Overall, 11" clip point blade, 2" wide, 5" cross guard. Carved wood grip w/ small flutes on 2 sides, heavy iron washer & large nut pommel. CONDITION: good to very good overall, heavily rusted in pitted. 3) 17" Overall, 12" clip point blade, full-tang, stag slab grip. CONDITION: good to very good overall, iron patina. (02-15564/JS). $800-1,200.

Lot: 3611 - 3 AMERICAN PRIMITIVE BOWIE KNIVES.

1) 13" Overall. 9" Hand forged clip point blade slightly upswept, iron cross guard & figural iron ferrule & well patinaed carved grip. CONDITION: very good overall. 2) 12.5" Overall. 8" Clip point. Iron cross guard. Wood grip retained by upper & lower. Brass ferrule. CONDITION: good to very good overall. 3) 15" Overall. 10" Blade. Newer addition curled iron cross guard & horn & stag grip. CONDITION: good overall. (02-15528/JS). $700-900.

Lot: 3612 - 3 AMERICAN PRIMITIVE SIDE KNIVES.

1) 15" Overall, 10.5" double edged dagger blade made from file, then 3.5” diamond shaped cross guard. Octagonal tapered wood grip w/ brass ferrule. CONDITION: good to very good overall. 2) 12.5" Overall, 7.25", 1.25" wide dagger blade w/ central spine. 3” S-shaped cross guard, turned wood handle w/ hole for lanyard. CONDITION: good to very good overall, iron patina. 3) 14" Overall, 9" solid bolster blade marked “S. B. WINCHESTER / EATON N.Y.”. CONDITION: very good overall. (02-15521/JS). $700-900.

Lot: 3613 - COMMEMORATIVE CONFEDERATE FIRST NATIONAL FLAG, 7TH

GEORGIA. 32x22" Hand sewn “Stars and Bars”, 7 tack stitched stars, glued silk embroidered “7 GA” on white bar & “MALVERN HILL” on bottom red bar. Constructed of a mix of cotton & linen fabric of unknown origin. CONDITION: very good overall w/ reductions as can be seen in photos, as framed, was not removed to see if finished on other side. (02-15431/JS). $700-900.

Lot: 3614 - AMERICAN FLAGS, PRINTS & A BROADSIDE.

1) A lg. 1858 print titled, “Triumph of Patriotism” & subtitled, “Washington entering New York 25th November 1783”. Framed print measures approx. 30 3/4" x 40". The polychromatic print features a central George Washington on horseback being trailed by an American flag. CONDITION: print shows minor staining. 2) An 1856 print titled, “WASHINGTON AND HIS GENERALS”. Framed print measures approx. 31" x 42". The monochromatic print features a central George Washington addressing his generals. CONDITION: print shows foxing & staining. 3) A painted cloth broadside measuring approx. 25" x 22". The brown & tan broadside reads, “DAUGHTERS of Union Veterans BETSY ROSS NO. 22 CANTON, OHIO.”. CONDITION: broadside shows wear & minor paint loss but is substantially intact. 4) A framed unit flag. Flag fragment measures approx. 30" x 22". The top half of the flag is red & the bottom half is white. The top half has a white “8” & the bottom has a red “A”. The flag was likely flown by Company A of the 8th Infantry. CONDITION: it appears that approx. half the flag is present. Flag shows substantial wear. 5) A 38 star US flag. Flag is printed in form. Frame measures 40" x 35". The flag has been folded cannot be measured outside of the frame. CONDITION: the flag is somewhat discolored & stained. It has substantial separations to the fabric. Please note the flag has not been examined out of its frame. (02-14432-2/BF). $600-900.

Lot: 3615 - CONFEDERATE BATTLE FLAG THAT WENT TO THE

"SOUTH POLE". 3’ x 5’ Printed cotton battle flag signed on hoist by donor & “SOUTH POLE ‘79”. Many countries flags have been displayed by tourists visiting Antarctica. This might be the only Confederate flag to have flown there. CONDITION: good overall. PROVENANCE: Charleston UDC Museum. (02-14808/JS). $400-600.

Lot: 3616 - 20TH CENTURY 7TH CAVALRY BANNER.

This beautifully executed banner measures 27 3/4" x 40 1/2" & is suspended from a turned wooden 31" pole. The cloth banner is painted blue on the reverse & black on the front. The front reads, “7TH CAVALRY” in 4" gold letters above crossed, gold painted sabers. Below the sabers is a red, white & blue Federal shield w/ “U.S.” on the top & “7TH” in the center of the shield. Below the shield reads, “RIDE TO GLORY” in 2" gold letters. The base has a 3" border of yellow fringe. The reverse has a sm. yellow signature that reads, “S.H.S. ‘10”. This banner likely dates to the 20th century & was probably made for a reunion or as the centerpiece for a cavalry collection. This banner displays very well & is quite visually impactful. CONDITION: painted surfaces show minor abrasions & scattered tiny losses of paint. (02-15644/BF). $400-600.

Lot: 3617 - CIVIL WAR & MILITARY RELATED DOCUMENTS, ARTWORK &

PHOTOS. 1) An oil painting of Abraham Lincoln measuring 28" x 22". Painting is on a wooden stretcher but unframed. Painting of Lincoln actually a paint printed likeness of Lincoln by Griswold Tyng on canvas. Painting has a signature of Griswold Tyng as part of the paint printed likeness. CONDITION: painting shows light wear overall. 2) A collection of 14 documents & 4 photographs pertaining to Frank A. Stitzer, a Civil War veteran who died at age 99 as a resident of Denver, CO but he was a native of PA. Documents include commissions, appointments & related documents. Photographs are lg. format mostly in uniform. An interesting archive relating to a Civil War veteran & long time member of the GAR. CONDITION: documents are generally quite solid w/ minor staining & edge tears. Photos are a bit worn on the edges but images remain sharp & interesting. 3) A photographic portrait of a WWI enlisted man. Frame measures 22 1/2" x 18 3/4". CONDITION: frame shows wear & losses at the edges. Portrait remains sharp. 4) 3 WWII & later posters measuring approx. 19 1/4" x 14”. The themes include 2nd War Loan, Naval Officer’s Candidate School & a Career in the Navy. CONDITION: posters show light wear. 5) A Civil War black & white print titled, “The Surrender of General Lee”. The framed print measures 27" x 32 1/2". The print depicts Lee surrendering to Grant under a tree. CONDITION: frame has no glass. There are a few scuffs & stains on the print. 6) A mustering in document for the GAR. The full color document measures 25 1/2" x 21 1/2" framed. CONDITION: document shows little or no wear. 7) A soldier’s memorial measuring approx. 22" x 18". The full color memorial is for Company H of the 16th Regiment of Connecticut Volunteers. CONDITION: document shows very light wear. 8) 4 Civil War documents in a frame measuring 37 1/2" x 14 1/2". CONDITION: documents are slightly discolored. 9) A soldier’s memorial in full color measuring approx. 26 1/2" x 22 1/2" & is for Company F of the 2nd Regiment of New York Cavalry. CONDITION: document is well worn, creased & stained. Glass is broken. Frame is well worn. (02-14465/BF). $600-900.

Lot: 3618 - CIVIL WAR RELATED ITEMS, PAPERWORK & EPHEMERA.

This varied group consists of 1 lg. GAR iron insignia star. / 9 Metal side poles for a circa 1890 drum. / 2 Horseshoe cleaning knives. / 1 Early iron wrench. / 2 Knives. / 2 Iron splitting knives. / 3 Iron tools. / 1 Iron Union Veterans shield. / 1 Leather rifle sling. / 1 Lg. group of Civil War related paperwork featuring early Gettysburg publications, Lincoln & Lee items, General Grant items, Civil War histories, Battle Leaders of the Century War book, postcards & many other paper items as well as ephemera having to do w/ the Civil War & related material. CONDITION: metal tools generally show some oxidation, GAR plaque shows light wear, paperwork & ephemera generally show light wear w/ some discoloration due to age, some items have minor damage. (02-14300/BF). $400-600.

Lot: 3619 - GROUP OF FRAMED CIVIL WAR EPHEMERA.

1) 16 x 27" Oval portrait identified to Orin Wright, 1st Vermont heavy artillery. CONDITION: good overall & original beveled glass, gessoed frame. 2) $50 Confederate bond, lithograph by Duncan, Richmond Virginia. CONDITION: good overall. 3) $500 Confederate bond, remainder vignette of soldier by campfire, printed by Archer & Daly, Richmond Virginia. CONDITION: good overall, paper yellowed. 4) State of Maine printed posthumous memorial of war service, facsimile signature of Gov. Joshua Chamberlain American bank note company w/ vignettes of Chamberlain, Farragut, & Grant. Given to Ebenezer C. Talcott, 4th Maine Light Artillery who died in 1863. CONDITION: fair to good, yellowed. 5) Rare escutcheon to Company A, Maine Coast Guard, mustered into service March 18, 1864, lists soldiers & officers w/ patriotic vignettes on edges, about 21 x 17". CONDITION: paper yellowed, Fox w/ acid burn. 6) Illinois Civil War appointment to captain, Amos W. Hostetter, Co. I. 34th ILL Volunteer Infantry. CONDITION: appears very good, frame, 11 x 17". 7) Commonwealth of Massachusetts Memorial for service given to William G Fay, company E, 53rd Massachusetts infantry. About 18 x 15". CONDITION: paper yellowed in frame. 8) May 31, 1864 document assigning Civil War Chief Paymaster William Allen an extra clerk, probably his son Robert Allen. CONDITION: fair w/ tape stains on folds, text discernible.16 x 10.5". 9) 10th New York Cavalry pay document, Maj. John Kemper, November 11, 1862. CONDITION: fair w/ tape stains & yellowing. 10) Sentimental engraving “Home on a Furlough”, published 1864, showing loving family welcoming soldier home. 18 x 12". CONDITION: appears good w/ foxing. 11) Sentimental Civil War engraving, published 1865 “How We Won the Battle”. The Sgt. is sitting in parlor telling children, wife & parents his story w/ George Washington framed on the wall & his sword & slouch hat hanging behind him. 18 x 12". CONDITION: good overall, yellowed paper, frame hinges broken. (02-14312/JS). $500-700.

Lot: 3620 - LARGE SOLDIERS MEMORIAL FRAME TO ALPHEUS H.

TAYLOR. Alpheus Taylor enlisted from Pennsylvania as a Private in Company C, 1st Bucktail Regiment. He served in various battles including the great conflict at Gettysburg. He was discharged in August of 1863 shortly after Gettysburg & reenlisted later that year in the New York Heavy Artillery where he served until the end of the war. This lg. & attractive soldier’s memorial measures 39 1/2" x 32" framed. CONDITION: memorial shows little age but frame does have minor losses. (02-14319/BF). $400-600.

Lot: 3621 - FRAMED MILITARIA, PRINTS & RELATED ITEMS.

1) ESCUTCHEONS. 22 Unfinished GAR Record of Service escutcheons measuring approx. 27" x 20 1/2". Some are partially filled in but most simply show the shield w/ ribbon below w/ no added artwork. CONDITION: 2 have significant tears. A few have corner or edge damage. Many show no wear but have minor staining. (02-15732-3/BF). 2) BILL OF SALE. A framed 1816 Bill of Sale for a ship anchored at Dresden, Massachusetts (Maine) & registered in Boston to a gentleman from Pittston, Massachusetts (Maine). CONDITION: document is not examined out of frame but appears solid w/ general edge wear. Hand is quite legible. 3) PRINT. An 1887 print titled, “The Battle of Champion Hills”. Print is in a frame measuring 30 1/2" x 25". It depicts the rear attack by General John Logan on May 16, 1863 & is copyrighted by Kurz & Allison. CONDITION: frame shows scuffs & scrapes. Colors remain vivid. There are 2 sm. tears at the top of the margin & 1 on the left side. 4) SIGNATURE. A 24" x 14" frame containing a signed note from William A. Buckingham & a Civil War period patriotic cover addressed to William Buckingham. Also included is an engraved portrait of Governor Buckingham w/ a simulated signature. William Alfred Buckingham, 1804-1975, was Governor of Connecticut from 1858-1864. CONDITION: all paper seems to be in good solid condition but was not examined out of frame. 5) U. S. GRANT. An early 24" x 27" frame containing a print by H.W. Berthwrong dated 1885 of Ulysses S. Grant, seated in a 4 star general’s uniform wearing his GAR medal. There is a simulated signature at the base. CONDITION: print shows some foxing & slight water damage. 6) APPOMATTOX. An early 38" x 29 1/2" frame containing a lg. format print depicting the Confederate surrender in McLean House at Appomattox Court House, Virginia. Print is dated 1867 & produced by Major & Knapp of New York. Image is black & white & shows the surrender scene in great detail. CONDITION: print shows some foxing but remains undamaged. (02-15732-3/BF). $600-900.

Lot: 3622 - SMALL 18TH CENTURY DOCUMENT BOX WITH VARIOUS

IMPLEMENTS & EPHEMERA. This lot includes a sm. domed leather covered document box measuring approx. 10" x 6" x 3 1/2". Box is lined w/ newspaper featuring bible stories & verses. Box contains several artifacts including a mouth harp, a folding knife w/ curved blade, a bullet mold, a brass drawing compass, 2 French flints, a 2 tined fork, a pen nib, a horn box & a broken quillon from a sword. Ephemera included in the box consists of a 1789 pocket almanac, a 1776 2/3 of a dollar note & 4 pieces of correspondence/notes dated in the 1770s. CONDITION: box shows light to moderate wear. Artifacts generally show moderate wear. Ephemera shows light to moderate wear & all pieces are quite legible. (02-15490/BF). $250-400.

Lot: 3623 - 4 INDIAN WAR/SPANISH AMERICAN WAR CANTEENS.

1) Canteen w/ tan canvas cover stenciled on 1 side, “2 ND. / MASS. / CO. A” & on the reverse, “8 (crossed rifles) I”. Canteen is complete w/ stopper & chain. This example has an original early tan, cotton canteen sling w/ buckle. 2) Canteen w/ tan canvas cover stenciled on 1 side, “U.S.”. Canteen is complete w/ stopper & chain. 3) Canteen w/ tan canvas cover stenciled on 1 side, “U.S.” & on the reverse, “C / 3 / 22”. Canteen is complete w/ stopper & chain. This example has a mounted tan canvas sling stenciled, “R.I.A. 1905.”. 4) Canteen w/ tan canvas cover stenciled on 1 side, “U.S.”. Canteen is complete w/ stopper & chain. CONDITION: all canteens show light service w/ no major dents or faults. (02-15679/BF). $500-700.

Lot: 3624 - EARLY WOODEN BAIL HANDLE CANTEEN.

Canteen measures approx. 9" in diameter & 7 1/2" in width. It has an oak bail handled rising 4 1/2" from the outer edge of the canteen. Canteen has 2 iron bands around the outside. There is a raised rectangular area forming a spout w/ an adjacent air hole. Stopper & air hole plug are included. CONDITION: canteen has an early patina & appears quite solid. There is rodent damage around the spout. The bail has an early repair on 1 end. (02-15486/BF). $300-500.

Lot: 3625 - IMPORTANT & HISTORICAL STERLING SILVER FLASK

BELONGING TO CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH 49ER HENRY E. ROBINSON. This exceptionally artistic flask measures 6 3/4" by 4”. The flask is marked, “STERLING” on the inside of the cup & on the inside base of the screw top. The outside is beautifully engraved w/ grape vines & the face of a bearded gentleman that appears to be Bacchus, the God of Wine. The other side of the flask has intricate architectural & foliate engraving that encompasses the name, “H. E. Robinson San Francisco.”. The removable cup reveals a screw top flask w/ the stopper being secured to the body of the flask w/ a silver chain. Henry E. Robinson left Connecticut to travel to California early in 1849. He was a wealthy entrepreneur & was one of the original state senators of the First Legislature of California. He was the Postmaster of Sacramento City & was one of the founding fathers of California statehood when it was admitted to the Union on Sept. 9, 1850. Robinson became extraordinarily rich during the California Gold Rush & lived in San Francisco from 1849-1879. This flask, though unsigned, is likely a product of Shreve & Company who were preeminent California jewelers during the period. The flask weighs nearly 13 ounces & was likely given to Henry Robinson in recognition of his service to the citizens of California. CONDITION: the flask has a few tiny, scattered, shallow dents & dings but remains an exceptional work of esthetic & historic merit. (02-15652/BF). $800-1,200.

Lot: 3626 - FIVE 19TH CENTURY PATENT PERCUSSION CAP DISPENSERS

1) German silver “SYKES” marked round capper w/ stamped “8”, cover screws onto central spindle. CONDITION: appears complete & functional, very good 2) Tapered curved German silver “REGISTERED APRIL 20, 1846 / BY JAMES DIXSON & SONS / SHEFFIELD / No. 6”, hinged latch. CONDITION: very good. 3) Tapered curved German silver “REGISTERED APRIL 20, 1846 / BY JAMES DIXSON & SONS / SHEFFIELD / M”, hinged latch. CONDITION: very good. 4) Unmarked hinged brass lozenge shaped combination capper/vent pick, lozenge shaped, marked “No. 3” & stamp of bee. Appears contemporary for muzzleloading shooting, CONDITION: very good. 5) Large hinged brass unmarked lozenge shaped capper, probably contemporary. CONDITION: very good. (02-15498/JS). $400-600.

Lot: 3627 - 2 FINE “GAR” HATS.

1) Slouch hat w/ nicely embroidered bullion GAR wreath insignia, black & gold hat cord w/ acorn finials, red silk lined, impressed gold makers mark “AMERICAN MADE” & “EXTRA FINE”, 2" brown leather sweatband. CONDITION: very good to fine overall. 2) Michigan GAR chasseur style kepi w/ stamped brass GAR wreath & Michigan side buttons, black silk lined w/ Detroit maker in crown, there is also an indiscernible name below the maker's mark, probably the owner of the cap. CONDITION: fair-good overall, exterior is sound, few moth holes, 1 1/2" sweat band is partially detached, dark silk lining is frayed on sides. (02-15477/JS). $500-800.

Lot: 3628 - BRITISH M1882 CAVALRY SABER.

Overall length: 42 1/2". Blade length: 35 1/4". Plain single fullered blade marked at the ricasso, “ROBT MOLE & SONS BIRMINGHAM” on 1 side w/ British proof, “(crown) / BR / 21” on the other. The spine of the blade is marked, “(anchor) / B / 21” & “MOLE”. Sheet iron hilt w/ “Maltese Cross” cut outs in the guard & 2 slots in front of the grip. 2 Piece crosshatched leather grips. Iron scabbard w/ 2 suspension rings on the top. CONDITION: blade has a light gray finish. Hilt has a dark patina. Grips show light wear. Scabbard has a very dark overall patina. (02-15509/BF). $250-400.

Lot: 3629 - GAR HAT & SONS OF VETERANS PATCHES.

1) HAT. A truly fine condition, circa 1920s GAR dress hat. Hat is black w/ a metal “GAR” in wreath attached. Hat has a black grosgrain band w/ a gold bullion hat cord. Interior is marked, “MALLORY RENOWNED SINCE 1823 XV”. Sweatband is marked, “Frederick’s Men’s Wear Stores 1435 H St. N.W. 701 H St. N.E. Washington DC”. Hat is housed in its original 8 sided box. 2) PATCHES. 1 Original issue & 2 later issue patches for “T.W. HYDE CAMP 46 BATH, ME. SONS OF VETERANS”. Included w/ the patches is an original blueprint drawing of the patch design by the Sons of Veterans. CONDITION: hat shows virtually no wear. Patches show light wear. (02-15955/BF). $200-300.

Lot: 3630 - CIVIL WAR VINTAGE MAP OF THE SOUTHERN STATES.

This framed map measures approx. 39" x 30". The different states are tinted green, pink or yellow. The map is titled, “MAP OF THE SEAT OF WAR TO ACCOMPANY THE AMERICAN CONFLICT HARTFORD: PUBLISHED BY O.D. CASE & CO.”. CONDITION: map has not been examined out of frame but does show some insect damage along the fold lines. Despite the damage the map displays very well. (02-15366-6/BF). $150-250.

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