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COLONIAL FLINTLOCK PISTOL BY M. POMEROY. Cal 58. NSN. 8" part oct bbl. engraved "M Pomeroy" on top of the oct portion. Medad Pomeroy was a colonial gunsmith, working in Northampton, Mass from 1659-1716. Medad was the son of Eltwood Pomeroy and the second of a long line of Pomeroy gunsmiths. The rounded lockplate and hammer have light engraving. The frizzen has no bridle. The hand forged iron triggerguard is nailed to the stock. Stock is cherry and made in style of the holster pistols of the 1660-1670 period. The ramrod and rear lock screw are also restorations. Accompanied by a letter of authentication from Richard Littlefield dated May 26, 1983. Less than a handful of surviving Colonial pistols in any condition are known. CONDITION: Gray brown patina overall. There is crack in the wood at the front of the lockplate. Mainspring is soft. 4-57472 (15,000-20,000) Click here to learn more...
FRAMED 17TH CENTURY STYLE BANDOLIER. 21-xxx/xxx"wide x 23-xxx/xxx" high frame with plastic cover. The ten 4-" wood powder containers are fastened to the leather bandolier with homespun cords. The tops of the powder containers have holes in the ears to slide on these cords. One of the lids appears to be a replacement. There is also a leather flint purse attached to the bandolier. CONDITION: Wooden containers are all worm eaten but still solid. Two of the tops are cracked and chipped. Bandolier is dried with scuffs and cracks. One corner of the plastic is broken. 4-57473 (800-1,500) Click here to learn more...
UNMARKED EUROPEAN WENDER OR SWIVEL BREECH FLINTLOCK PISTOL. Cal. 54. NSN. 7-xxx/xxx" half oct bbl. The lockplate and hammer are lightly engraved with heavier scroll engraving on the rotating parts. Appears to be German or Dutch. The release for turning the bbls is mounted in the front of the triggerguard. There are horn tips on both sides of the forearm. A ramrod is mounted on one side of the forearm. CONDITION: Light to moderate pitting overall. Wood is fine with minor dents and scratches. Mechanically fine. 4-56629 (3,000-4,000) Click here to learn more...
TRYON FLINTLOCK PISTOL. Cal. 54. NSN. 8-xxx/xxx" rnd bbl. The engraved lockplate is marked "TRYON". The military style bbl has a "P" proof mark at the rear. Military style iron triggerguard and buttcap. The two bbl wedges have silver-plated brass escutcheons. Fair reconversion using military style parts. The ramrod is a replacement. CONDITION: Smooth gray/brown patina overall with scattered light pitting. Wood has three repaired cracks at the grip and another at the front bbl wedge. Mechanically good. 4-57985 FS47 (2,000-3,000) Click here to learn more...
FINE UNMARKED AMERICAN-MADE KENTUCKY FLINTLOCK PISTOL. Cal about 50 smoothbore. Built with a 6-xxx/xxx" tapered, oct to rnd bbl with fancy turned transition. It has a reverse tapered, square-tipped tang. Lockplate is 4-xxx/xxx" long, slightly curved with a long teat at rear and faceted pan. It has a gooseneck hammer with two notches filed between hammer and pan. It is mounted in nicely figured American walnut with raised, carved teardrop side panels, a solid brass 4-xxx/xxx" long sideplate with squared front edge and pointed rear edge. Top tang also has a raised teardrop carving. Butt is hawkbill-shaped with an unusual pointed elliptical shaped brass cap with short stepped tang and incise carved patterns. Trigger guard is a joined 1-pc affair with British lines and the nose pipe has a faceted tip containing a replacement wooden ramrod. CONDITION: Bbl retains a silver/brown patina with a couple of dings on left side and light pitting at muzzle. Lockplate and hammer are a dark patina. There is a crack at back of lockplate and another in front and there is a sliver missing from left side bbl channel, otherwise wood is sound and retains a beautiful, hand-rubbed patina. Mechanics are fine. Lightly pitted bore. 4-57883 JR476 (5,500-7,500) Click here to learn more...
FINE EARLY KENTUCKY FLINTLOCK PISTOL. Cal about 40. Early flintlock Kentucky pistol with 10-xxx/xxx" oct rifled bore with brass blade, Rocky Mountain front sight and a fixed musket-style rear sight. There is a filled dovetail and screw hole about mid-point on bbl. These repairs were made during period of use. It has a gooseneck hammer on a stepped lockplate with rnd rear edge. It is brass mounted with a ramrod guide and nose pipe with a replacement ramrod and a flared reinforced trigger guard and an ornate 18th C.-style iron trigger. It has a long, thin sideplate with horns that are very pronounced. It is mounted in beautiful curly maple with silver elliptical escutcheons with a single pin and a brass nose cap. Butt is plain with a flat tip. CONDITION: Fine. Old reconversion. Iron retains a crusty dark brown patina with some light pitting. Brass has a clean, bright patina with a few nicks and dings. Stock has a beautiful hand-rubbed patina and is completely sound. Mechanics are fine. Strong bore with light pitting, dark in grooves. 4-57884 JR477 (5,500-7,500) Click here to learn more...
GIDIGEN FLINTLOCK KENTUCKY PISTOL. Cal 52 smooth bore. NSN. 9" oct bbl. marked in script "L. Gidigen" on top of the bbl. This maker has not been located. The engraved lockplate is marked "JOHN WALKER" in an arc over "WARRANTED" in front of the cock. This lock was previously used on another gun as the orig rear lock screw hole has been plugged and a new one drilled to the rear. The lock has a combination of old and new features. The frizzen has no bridle but its spring has a roller. CONDITION: Generally good. Bbl has a smooth gray/patina. Lock has a refaced frizzen and the plate and hammer have moderate pitting. Tiger maple stock has several repairs and has been refinished. Brass furniture has been polished. There is a filled hole between the bbl tang and the initial plate and another on the left side near the buttplate. Mechanically good. 4-57484 FS28 (2,000-3,500) Click here to learn more...
UNIDENTIFIED FLINTLOCK MARTIAL STYLE PISTOL. Cal. 67. NSN. 9-xxx/xxx" rnd bbl. There are no markings on the pistol. The brass sideplate is of heavy construction as is the brass buttplate. The lock parts are all matching. The triggerguard has a pineapple finial. The ramrod is missing. Appears to be of the American Revolutionary period. CONDITION: Brown patina on iron parts with some light pitting. Brass is somewhat battered with a dark patina. Wood has been broken and repaired near the butt cap and there is some fill at the top of the wrist. A large chip is missing at the front of the forearm. 4-57982 (4,500-5,500) Click here to learn more...
RARE SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1817 FLINTLOCK MARTIAL PISTOL. Cal 71. NSN. 11-1/8" rnd bbl. This is one of only two pistols that were ever made at The Springfield Armory. It is the early variant, with gooseneck hammer & teat at back edge of lockplate, which is sometimes referred to as the 1807, even though the gun was not assembled until 1818. One thousand of these guns were assembled primarily from muskets & rifle parts. Most of these were converted to percussion. This is an outstanding example, with a strong eagle & "US" on lock, forward of hammer &  SPRINGFIELD 1818" at rear of hammer. Bbl is marked with a sunken "P" proof over eaglehead over "V" & dated "1818". Stock is cartouched, opposite lockplate with a script "S" within an oval & a cursive "ET" within an oval. On inside curve of grip, it is also marked "RC" about buttcap. Ramrod appears to be original. CONDITION: Wood is excellent with minor storage marks only. Metal is smooth with a very nice burnish & very sharp. This is possibly a reconversion. The wood is cracked at tumbler hole. There is no burnout in wood behind pan & action works very nicely. A very fine example. 4-58133 (5,000-6,000) Click here to learn more...
RARE SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1817 FLINTLOCK MARTIAL PISTOL. Cal. 71. NSN. 11-xxx/xxx" rnd bbl. This is one of only two pistols that were ever made at The Springfield Armory. It is the early variant, with gooseneck hammer & teat at back edge of lockplate, which is sometimes referred to as the 1807, even though the gun was not assembled until 1818. One thousand of these guns were assembled primarily from muskets & rifle parts. Most of these were converted to percussion, marked "SPRING/FIELD/1818" vertically at the rear of the lockplate. Also dated 1818 on top of the bbl. "ET" and "S" cartouches on the left side of the stock, "P" in a sunken cartouche over "eaglehead over V" on the upper left part of the bbl. "T" inspector marks on internal lock parts. No marks on the hammer, frizzen, or pan. The bbl shows signs of reconversion. CONDITION: All metal has been restored to Armory bright. Wood has been lightly cleaned. Mechanically fine. 4-57987 (5,000-6,000) Click here to learn more...
NORTH MODEL 1811 FLINTLOCK MARTIAL PISTOL. Cal. 73. NSN. 8-xxx/xxx" rnd bbl. marked "S. NORTH/BERLIN./CON." vertically at the rear of the lockplate and "eagle/U.STATES." in front of the cock, "V/HHP" on the left side of the stock and "eaglehead/CT" cartouche over "V" on the bbl. Good reconversion using mostly orig parts with a mixture of inspector initials. The ramrod, buttplate screw and front lockplate screw are replacements. CONDITION: Gray patina with light pitting, heavier at the breech. Stock shows several crack repairs and is missing a large chunk above the rear of the lockplate. Mechanically good. 4-57984 (4,000-5,000) Click here to learn more...
HENRY MODEL 1826 FLINTLOCK MARTIAL PISTOL. Cal. 57. NSN. 8-" rnd bbl. Marked " J. J. HENRY/BOULTON" in front of the cock on the lockplate. There are no inspector marks or cartouches. The number "11" is the only mark on the inside of the lockplate. CONDITION: Bbl and rammer assembly have been cleaned to bright with the balance of the metal having a smooth brown patina. Wood has minor dents and scratches. 4-57983 FS49 (3,000-4,000) Click here to learn more...
FINE NORTH MODEL 1826 FLINTLOCK NAVY PISTOL Cal 54. NSN. 8-xxx/xxx" rnd bbl. marked "U.S/S. NORTH" in front of the cock. Dated 1828 horizontally at the rear of the plate. "ET" cartouche on the left side of the stock, "US/ET/P" at the rear of the bbl. All lock parts including hammer, frizzen and pan are marked with assembly letter x. CONDITION: Metal is covered with dried grease obscuring some of the surfaces. Belt hook is lightly pitted but the rest of the metal appears to be smooth. Stock is fine with minor handling marks. Mechanically fine. 4-58006 FS44 (2,500-4,000) Click here to learn more...
SURCHARGED FLINTLOCK PISTOL. Cal. 71. NSN. 8" rnd bbl. No marking except ".U_ STATES" branded in the right side of the stock. There are some partial initials on the rear of the bbl. The ramrod is a replacement. CONDITION: Mostly gray patina on the bbl and brown patina on the lock. Stock has been refinished and the surcharge is only partially readable. Mechanically fine. 4-58132 (750-1,250) Click here to learn more...
REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA CHARLEVILLE MODEL 1777 FLINTLOCK PISTOL. Cal. 70. NSN. 8" rnd bbl marked "Charleville" below the hammer on the brass frame. "80" date marks for 1780 on the frame and bbl. The belt hook is a replacement. CONDITION: Brown patina mixed with pitting on iron parts & dark patina on the brass. Wood with dents and small tight hairline crack. Mechanically good. 4-58131 (2,250-2,750) Click here to learn more...
FINE RARE M SHEETZ RAISED CARVED KENTUCKY RIFLE. Ca 46. NSN. 42" oct bbl signed in script "M-Sheetz" to the rear of the sight. Martin Sheetz was a gunsmith in Shepherdstown, Va. and is believed to be the maker. He died in 1808. Another M. Sheetz (Michael), was listed as having gunsmiths tools in 1817, but there is no indication that he made rifles. This exact rifle is pictured in James Whisker s Gunsmiths of West Virginia, p. 93. A copy of this book accompanies the gun. It has a raised carved stock with scrolls and checkering on the left side of the butt. Brass wire inlays are above the tailpipe and surrounding the rear brass bbl key. A silver geometric design is inlaid on the cheekpiece. The 4-pc engraved patchbox is attached with screws on the finial and iron brads on the side pcs. The release for the patchbox lid is on top of the buttplate. The blade of the rear sight is a replacement. The replaced ramrod is broken. The mainspring is a replacement, which is not uncommon. CONDITION: Smooth brown patina on lock and bbl, mellow to dark patina on the brass. Stock has been professionally repaired at the wrist, repaired and refinished. There are minor slivers missing along the forearm. Mechanically fine. 4-57570 (50,000-85,000) Click here to learn more...
ROOP KENTUCKY RIFLE. Cal. 44. NSN. 42" oct. bbl. "J. ROOP" is marked on the top flat of the bbl and on the lockplate. Jacob Roop was in Dauphin Co. Pa. in the early 19th C. The wrist of the tiger maple stock is checkered. There is light incised carving along the forearm. There are silver inlays including an engraved half moon on the cheekpiece. The 4-pc patchbox is engraved with vine and leaf scrolls. The release for the patchbox is concealed in the toe plate. The lock has a roller frizzen. CONDITION: Brown patina overall with light pitting at the breech. Wood has normal dents and scratches. Brass has a dark patina. Mechanically fine. 4-59116 FS113 (17,500-22,500) Click here to learn more...
FINE DEFIBAUGH KENTUCKY RIFLE. Cal .38. NSN. 43" oct bbl marked "* W * Defibaugh *" and "WD" in script on the lockplate. William Defibaugh worked in Bedford, Pa. from 1840 - 1860 and perhaps later. The stock has raised carving around the lockplate, tailpipe and on the left side of the butt. The 4-pc engraved patchbox is typical of Bedford Co. workmanship, attached with seven screws. There are silver tear drops inlaid in the wood at the rear of the lockplate and counterplate. A silver oval, inlaid on the cheekpiece, is engraved with an eagle and shield. The rear sight has been moved forward 2-xxx/xxx" and the old slot filled with lead. CONDITION: Brown/gray patina on the bbl and lock, mellow patina on the furniture. Stock shows repairs, mostly on the left side and has been refinished. Mechanically fine. 4-57892 FS103 (10,000-15,000) Click here to learn more...
UNUSUAL SOUTHERN ? FLINTLOCK KENTUCKY RIFLE. Cal. 40. Beautiful southern style Kentucky, possible S. Carolina with 46 xxx/xxx" rifled oct bbl with small German silver dovetailed front sight & typical fixed rear sight. This appears to be an exceptionally fine reconversion or has simply had the flash hole rebored. It has a lightly decorated lockplate with roller frizzen & a goose neck hammer that has a very old forged repair. It is mounted in fine tiger striped maple with brass furniture having 4 sets of brass diamond shaped pin escutcheons & 3 sets of brass fish inlays on each side of the forestock. It has a brass nose cap with three, long, faceted guides a long round nose pipe with a very old replacement hickory ramrod. It has a flap brass sideplate & a lightly decorated trigger guard with dbl set triggers & an iron trigger plate. It has an unusual smooth iron crescent buttplate with a brass toe plate. It has a very unusual small smooth brass 4-pc patch box with eagle finial. It has a cheek piece on the side with a crescent moon brass inlay. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl is a heavily pitted dark brown attic patina with moderate pitting on the lockplate pan & frizzen. Hammer may be an old replacement. Stock has a couple of cracks in front of the sideplate & another in back of the lockplate with a couple of grain checks by the bbl channel, otherwise the wood is sound shows heavy wear and a very old cleaning with light refinish. Brass has a medium patina. Mechanics are fine. Strong bore with light to moderate pitting. 4-57889 JR515 (2,000-4,000) Click here to learn more...
FINE EARLY UNMARKED FLINTLOCK KENTUCKY RIFLE. Cal. about 46. Beautiful light Kentucky with 41-xxx/xxx" oct bbl with long German silver dovetailed front sight with a typical fixed rear sight. This is an old reconversion with modern hammer & a replacement lockplate that has had the makers name removed. It is mounted with beautiful, dark artificially striped maple 1-pc stock with 4 sets of silver diamond pin escutcheons, a brass forend tip, 2 faceted guides & nose pipe with a replacement ramrod. The bbl channel has a fine incised line on each side with 2 fine incised ribs on the ramrod channel. The roach back buttstock has an elaborate eagle 4-pc, brass patch box with filigree cut-outs & nice early engraving. It has raised & incised carved foliate arabesque patterns on the left side back of the cheek piece with raised carving over the comb & on each side of the wrist. It has a small silver elliptical thumb plate engraved with "W". The cheekpiece has 2 deep incised lines with an 8 point brass compass star. It has an unusual short heeled brass buttplate with faceted tang & a pointed brass toe plate. There is a silver diamond inlay on the bottom. The trigger guard is cast 1-pc brass with wide flared bow, lightly engraved with floral pattern. The bottom of the cheek piece has 3 small staples with an orig twisted wire pick. It has dbl set triggers with the front having a pronounced curled toe. The side plate is plain with a rounded front tang & squared back tang. It has light border decorations. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl contains a smooth chocolate brown patina, probably cleaned a long time ago. Lockplate frizzen and hammer have an artificially aged patina. Brass has a wonderful medium to dark mellow patina. Stock has a fine crack from the nose pipe to the trigger guard, several grain checks in the butt, otherwise is sound with light chips around the back of the lockplate & has a wonderful dark aged patina. Mechanics are fine. Sharp bright bore with crisp rifling and lots of shine. 4-57888 JR514 (2,000-4,000) Click here to learn more...
LEMAN PERCUSSION FULL STOCK KENTUCKY RIFLE. Cal 34. NSN. 44-xxx/xxx" oct. bbl marked "LEMAN/LANCASTER PA/WARRANTED" on top of the bbl with the name and address only on the engraved lockplate. The artificially striped stock has no tailpipe. There is a brass band near the front of the stock. The ramrod has been broken. CONDITION: Brown patina on bbl. with spots of surface rust and light pitting, heavier at the breech. Hammer has moderate pitting as does the lockplate between the hammer and nipple. Stock shows small repairs in front of the lockplate. Mechanically fine. 4-57496 FS33 (1,000-2,000) Click here to learn more...
SUPERB SCRIMSHAW REVOLUTIONARY WAR POWDER HORN OF TIMOTHY BUGBEE DATED 1774 AND CARRIED AT THE BATTLE OF BUNKER HILL. This truly superb and artistic historic Revolutionary War powder horn is embellished with various interesting features. Inscribed within a rectangular panel is, "TIMOTHY BUGBEE HIS HORN MADE A.D. 1774". Another panel depicts a very artistically rendered American Battleship and nearby is a most interesting design depicting a gentleman using a Davis quadrant. Inscribed near the image is the word "QUADRANT". A Davis quadrant was an 18th century navigational item used aboard a ship. Beneath the "Navigator" is an unusual flag on a pole and beneath it is inscribed, "TY POLE". Also engraved are two 18th C. colonial homes and an outline of a fort with cannon placement. Another panel, depicting what is possibly a celestial map, is also engraved with a series of seven identical hex symbols in circles. The tip of the horn carved with a drape inscribed design and the back fitted with an early wooden plug. The entire horn with a wonderful old honey-amber patina. Timothy Bugbee was born oon June 27, 1751 in Woodstock, CT. He married Hannah Wood January 12, 1769. Bugbee was the son of Katharine and Edward Bugbee married February 7, 1725 in Woodstock. There is limited information on Bugbee s participation at The Battle of Bunker Hill, but it is known that approximately 400 CT troops were present at the engagement. The evening of June 16, 1775 with 1,000 MA men under the immediate command of Col. Prescott, they were ordered to Charlestown Neck to fortify Bunker s (Breed s) Hill. Two hundred of the CT men under the command of Capt Knowlton. The following day on June 17th, Knowlton and his CT men were sent to the left where they posted themselves behind a stone wall where they inflicted heavy losses upon the enemy. Timothy Bugbee, is mentioned in the records as being one of the various men having lost their gun in the fight. The horn is outstanding for its scrimshawed aesthetic appeal for its unusual and unique carvings and of course, most notably for the fact that it was used at one of the most historic battles in the history of our country. A truly special opportunity to acquire an item of this significance! SIZE: 15" long (on outside curve), 3" diameter (on butt). CONDITION: Wood stopper missing, otherwise horn is in wonderful condition. 4-57495 (25,000-50,000?) Click here to learn more...
19TH CENTURY ARTISTICALLY CARVED POWDER HORN REGARDING SANTA ANNA. Carved powder horn symbolizing of Santa Anna. This very nicely rendered horn of mid to late 19th C. design depicts a full relief carved eagle perched on a cactus with a snake it its beak (the national emblem of Mexico). Facing the eagle is a cat bowing and holding his plumed hat. With obvious reference to the famous Santa Anna; he was referred to as El Gato ("the cat"). Beneath the two is a panel carved and inlaid with resin, "VIVA MI PATRIA" (roughly translated as "long live my country"). Also carved above the head of the eagle and the cat is a rosette within a circle. The spout carved with overlapping leaves, the butt fitted with wooden plug and large round-headed tacks. SIZE: 14" long (on outside curve). Together with an ebony-colored carved plug, the top hollowed out, as would be a measure for measuring powder. Accompanied by a letter from consignor explaining some of carving & short provenance. CONDITION: Excellent in all respects; a very well carved piece. 4-57774 (1,500-2,500) Click here to learn more...
VERY RARE 17TH CENTURY AMERICAN FLINTLOCK PISTOL. Cal. 60. NSN. Rare American made flintlock with 12-xxx/xxx" oct bbl, tiny German silver front sight & a deep struck "D" cartouche in a sunburst at breech end. Top tang has a raised notch sight. Flat lockplate with square back edge & diamond shaped finial is marked "DYCK / NIEV AMSTERDAM". It has a long, slightly curved cock with plain swelled center iron trigger guard, no counter plate. Mounted in a beautiful reproduction tiger maple stock with raised carved ramrod channel, sgl guide for hickory ramrod with a new-made forend tip. Straight angled grip has a swelled butt with oval smooth iron cap. CONDITION: Iron is a smooth silver/gray patina with scattered spots of very fine pitting. Stock has been wonderfully artificially aged in keeping with age of gun. Metal appears to be all original, mechanics are fine. Rifle bore is moderately pitted. 4-56652 JR629 (5,000-7,000) Click here to learn more...
SIGNED SAMUEL BAUM INCISE-CARVED KENTUCKY FLINTLOCK RIFLE. Cal. 52. 41-xxx/xxx" oct bbl. Baum was a gunmaker listed in, "Arms Makers of Pennsylvania" by James P. Wisker. An example of his work with a nearly identical patchbox is illustrated on page 40 of this book. His dates are listed as 1789-1840 and is identified as New Berlin, North Umberland Co. gunsmith. Marked "SB" on top of bbl. Light incised carving on left side of stock also a silver crescent inlay on stock with 4-xxx/xxx" rnd silver inlays on forestock and small silver plaque on wrist. Leman lock is at least the second lock on this gun. There is a brass shim around the rear of the lockplate to show where the orig lockplate was. 4-pc brass patchbox has a copper hinge. CONDITION: Smooth brown patina with moderate pitting at the breech. Wood generally good with a series of old worn scrapes on toe by incise carving. Mechanically good. 4-56822 (4,500-6,500) Click here to learn more...
RARE JOHN DIXON & SON PERCUSSION TARGET/HUNTING RIFLE. Cal. about 60. SN 3862. Wonderful Dixon rifle with 30" Damascus bbl, silver bead caterpillar front sight with 3-leaf platinum line express sight, one standing, two folding leaves, marked "100 YDS", "200 YDS" & "300 YDS". Entire top flat of bbl is matted. Bottom of bbl has Damascus rib with two Damascus guides containing orig ebony ramrod with brass tips with concealed worm. Top left flat has maker's name & right top flat the Edinburgh address. Front action lockplate & hammer have about 85% coverage extremely fine foliate arabesque pattern engraving with a stalking safety. Breech plug, with its platinum blow-out plug, top tang, trigger guard, buttplate tang & wedge escutcheons, are engraved to match. Mounted in a highly figured English walnut half stock with bbl secured by a sgl wedge through figure "8" escutcheons. It has checkered forestock & straight grip with checkered steel buttplate with a long stepped tang that bears the number "1". There is a corresponding "1" on back end of trigger guard. Trigger guard has an elaborate pineapple finial with a long checkered finger rest. Stock & rear guide have sling eyes. Bore has 4-groove rifling similar to the 5-groove Whitworth style rifling but is very smooth & resembles the modern parabolic style rifling. Hammer spur has very fine checkering, as does trigger. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl & rib retain 95-96% strong orig brown damascus pattern with only some minor edge wear & light staining in a spot or two & has a ding on one edge on left side. Hammer, lockplate & breech plug retain virtually all of their orig fine English style case colors. Trigger guard retains 50-60% bright niter blue & buttplate about the same. Wood is sound with minor nicks, scratches & handling marks with three or four bruises on each side of buttstock. Butt area has been lightly cleaned, otherwise wood retains most of its orig hand rubbed oil finish. Mechanics are crisp with brilliant shiny bore. A rare & special, seldom encountered, rifle. 4-57770 JR181 (8,000-12,000) Click here to learn more...
SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1847 MUSKETOON. Cal. 71. NSN. 26" rnd bbl. marked "SPRING / FIELD / 1853" vertically at the rear of the lockplate. Also dated 1853 on the bbl tang. This is the rare variation with the chain to hold the ramrod in place. CONDITION: Gray patina overall mixed with heavy grease and light pitting. Wood is cracked at the buttplate and has old dents and gouges. Mechanically good. 4-58023 (1,500-3,000) Click here to learn more...
SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1847 MUSKETOON. Cal. 69. NSN. 26" rnd bbl marked "SPRING / FIELD / 1848" vertically at the tail of the lockplate. Dated 1851 on top of the bbl. Sharp "CB" inspector cartouche on the left side of the stock. There is no bayonet lug at the front of the bbl. CONDITION: Gray patina overall with rust stains and light pitting The brass has a mellow patina. Wood is fine with minor dents and scratches. Mechanically fine. 4-58041 FS85 (2,500-3,500) Click here to learn more...
WHITNEY MODEL 1842 MISSISSIPPI. Cal 54. NSN. 33" rnd bbl. dated 1850 at the rear of the lockplate and 1847 on the bbl tang. A clamp type bayonet lug is attached at the muzzle. The stock has been refinished and no cartouche is visible. CONDITION: Crusty rust on iron parts. There is a small crack at the rear of the lockplate on the stock. Mechanically good. 4-58049 FS63 (1,000-1,500) Click here to learn more...
CONVERTED DERINGER MODEL 1817 RIFLE. Cal 58. NSN. 35-7/8" rnd bbl. marked "US/DERINGER/PHILADEL A" on the lockplate in front of the hammer. A partially visible inspector mark remains on the upper left part of the bbl. The lockplate has plugged holes for the pan and frizzen spring. A large bolster has been installed on the right side of the bbl. The rear bbl sight has one folding leaf with two sighting positions. The front sling swivel is missing. CONDITION: Gray patina overall with light pitting except at breech where it is heavy. Stock has been cracked, repaired and refinished in front of the lockplate. Mechanically fine. 4-58033 FS52 (2,000-3,000) Click here to learn more...
WHITNEY MODEL 1861 STYLE MUSKET WITH SLING. Cal. 62. NSN. 40" part oct. bbl marked "E.WHITNEY" on the lockplate with no proof marks or inspector marks. The forearm tip is brass. The brown leather sling is sewn at the rear and is not detachable. CONDITION: Bbl, bands, hammer and buttplate have been cleaned to bright. Lockplate has been blued. Stock is fine with minor dents and scratches. Mechanically fine. Leather sling has surface cracks and scuffs. 4-58050 FS76 (1,000-2,000) Click here to learn more...
SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1842 MUSKET. Cal. 72. NSN. 42" rnd bbl dated 1853 on the lockplate. The date on the tang was defaced when the rear of the bbl was engraved. A brass inlay has been inserted over the cartouche. The sling swivels were neatly removed from the triggerguard and middle band. CONDITION: Lockplate retains most of the later blue. Balance of the parts has a smooth brown finish. Stock is excellent. Mechanically fine. 4-58032 F68 (1,000-2,000) Click here to learn more...
BOYS MILITARY MUSKET WITH BAYONET. Cal 69. NSN. 34" rnd bbl. marked "PENNSYLVANIA/RIFLE WORKS" on the lockplate. The 14" socket type bayonet is unmarked. The cupped iron ramrod is slightly too long and is possibly a replacement. CONDITION: Very good to fine with signs of cleaning on the bbl, gray patina elsewhere. Brass buttplate and forearm tip have a dark patina. Wood has minor dents and scratches. Mechanically fine. 4-58082 FS22 (1,000-1,500) Click here to learn more...
UNIDENTIFIED BOYS MILITARY MUSKET W/BAYONET. Cal .50. NSN. 26" rnd bbl. The iron frame between the buttstock and forearm suggests manufacture by Foster or Whitney. The front sling swivel is missing. The 12-xxx/xxx" light weight bayonet is made in two pieces with the blade soldered to the socket. CONDITION: Retains about half of the nickel-plating on the bands, bbl and buttplate, and traces on the frame. Wood is very good with much orig varnish remaining. Mechanically fine. Bayonet is in matching condition. 4-58085 FS18 (850-1,250) Click here to learn more...
BOYS PERCUSSION FOWLING PIECE. 16 ga. NSN. 24-xxx/xxx" part oct bbl. There are no markings. There is light engraving on the lockplate, hammer, triggerguard, buttplate and tang. 12" pull. The ramrod is a replacement. CONDITION: Mostly gray patina with scattered light pitting, heavier around the bolster. There are forging flaws on the bbl. Wood has been repaired and revarnished. Mechanically good. 4-58087 FS20 (800-1,200) Click here to learn more...
FANCY GERMAN BOYS JAEGER. Cal 60. NSN. 29-xxx/xxx" oct bbl. There are no markings on this smooth bore Jaeger. The patchbox cover and triggerguard are both carved from wood. A large cheekpiece is on the left side of the stock. There is a button on the bottom of the stock and a swivel for a sling. There is a single brass band around the bbl and stock. CONDITION: Very good. Gray patina with light surface rust and pitting overall, moderate around the breech. Wood has minor dents and scratches. Mechanically fine. 4-58088 FS23 (1,000-1,650) Click here to learn more...
RARE WATERS SHIP S MUSKET WITH BAYONET. Cal 69. NSN. 42" rnd bbl. marked "US/A.WATERS" in front of the cock on the lockplate, "MILLBURY/1833" vertically on the tail of the lockplate, "US/JM/P/MS" on the upper rear of the bbl and "1833" on the bbl tang. "NWP" cartouche on the left side of the stock. The number "57" has been crossed out on top tang of the buttplate and the number "13" stamped into the wood ahead of it. There are also "x s" cut into the face of the buttplate. "B" is stamped on the left ear of the buttplate. The 16" triangular bayonet is marked "US/SC". The gun has been converted to percussion using the Belgian system with the nipple screwed into the top of the bbl. The brass buttplate is shaped to lock it into place on special ship board racks. CONDITION: Bbl and bands have been cleaned to bright with only light pitting remaining. Lock, hammer and triggerguard have a soft brown patina. Stock is cracked between the lockplate screws and has been sanded and refinished. Bayonet is heavily pitted. Mechanically good. 4-57990 FS54 (2,000-3,000) Click here to learn more...
UNIDENTIFIED CONVERSION MUSKET. Cal. 72. NSN. Bbl cut to 40-xxx/xxx". This is a Belgian type conversion. The marks on the lock are mostly defaced and only 1831 date on the tail of the lock is clear. A rear sight has been added to the bbl. The middle bbl band and its spring have been removed and the stock re-contoured in that area. CONDITION: Gray/brown patina on iron parts, dark patina on the brass. Stock is broken and repaired in several areas with consequent refinish. 4-58001 FS60 (500-1,000) Click here to learn more...
CONVERTED HARPERS FERRY MODEL 1803 RIFLE. Cal. 64 smooth bore. NSN. 34-" part oct. bbl. Lockplate dated 1815, the rear of the bbl has been replaced with a new breech plug including bolster. The "V" and "AT" inspector marks on the left side of the stock are readable the other two are not. The ramrod is a replacement. CONDITION: Gray patina with signs of filing overall with very heavy pitting on the hammer and rear of the bbl. Wood has small cracks in the area of the lockplate. Wood has been refinished. There are heavy vice marks on the bbl. Mechanically functional. 4-58034 (1,500-2,500) Click here to learn more...
CONVERTED NORTH MODEL 1817 COMMON RIFLE. Cal. 54. NSN. 36" rnd bbl. The lockplate was cleaned during conversion and most of the North name and address are missing. The date "1824" remains clear. The conversion was done at Fayetteville Arsenal. The ramrod is a correct replacement but has been cleaned. CONDITION: Gray patina with light to moderate pitting and signs of cleaning. There are several cracks on the forearm which have been repaired. Action is fine. 4-58015 FS78 (1,000-2,000) Click here to learn more...
EXTREMELY RARE HALL RIFLE CONVERTED TO LINDNER BREECHLOADING SYSTEM. Cal 54. SN 200. 32 " rnd bbl. The only part of the Hall markings remaining is the 1830 date on top of the breechblock. Serial number is on top of the breechblock and the bottom of the rotating collar. CONDITION: Gray to brown patina with light pitting overall. Wood has cracks and chips around the action. One of the side lug screws is missing. Front sight is missing and the rear sight has been filed. 4-58009 FS58 (2,500-3,500) Click here to learn more...
RARE BROADWELL PATENT BREECHLOADING RIFLE. Cal .577. NSN. 34" part oct. bbl. marked "BROADWELL S PATENT./1863" on the upper tang and "FERD./FRUWIRTH" in an oval on top of the bbl at the rear. The triggerguard is rotated 180 degrees to lower the vertically sliding breechblock. The rear sling swivel is missing. CONDITION: Brown/gray patina overall. Wood has normal dents and scratches with a small crack in front of the lockplate. Mechanically fine. 4-58018 (1,500-2,500) Click here to learn more...
UNIDENTIFIED PERCUSSION TURNER RIFLE. Cal. 46. NSN. 32" oct. bbl. The Turner s were quasi-military groups found mostly along the Ohio River. This is identified as one of their guns by the tapered bayonet lug mounted on the right side of the bbl. The stock has a large cheekpiece on the left side. There is one bbl key towards the rear of the bbl. The front sight, ramrod, swivel and forearm tip are missing. Back action lock, single trigger. CONDITION: Blue/brown patina on the bbl and gray/brown patina on the lockplate, hammer and upper tang. Dark patina on the brass fittings. Wood has normal dents and scratches with a repair at the front of the forearm. Mechanically good. 4-58054 FS51 (1,500-2,250) Click here to learn more...
SUHL MUSKET WITH PHILADELPHIA MARKS. Cal. 74. NSN. 37" part oct. bbl marked "eagle / SUHL / S&C / anchor" on the lockplate in front of the hammer. The bbl is marked "CITY / OF / PHILADA / A. WURFFLEIN" on the upper left panel. The sling swivels are missing. The ramrod is a replacement. CONDITION: Gray/brown patina with light to moderate pitting, heavier at the breech. Stock has been cleaned lightly but not sanded. Mechanically fine. 4-58031 FS70 (1,000-2,000) Click here to learn more...
FINE PALMER CARBINE. Cal. 50 Spencer. NSN. 20" rnd bbl. marked "U.S. / E.G LAMSON & CO. / WINDSOR VT" on the lockplate which is also dated "1865". Also marked "WM PALMER / PATENT / DEC. 22. 1863" on top of the action. There are various inspector marks but no cartouche. A large "E" has been carved on the right side of the buttstock and an "R" on the bottom of the stock in front of the triggerguard. CONDITION: 80% thinning blue on the bbl/action, 60% casehardening colors on the lockplate, with bright colors only at the rear. Triggerguard and buttplate are mostly silver with only traces of color. Wood shows wear with some dents and scratches. Mechanically fine. 4-58024 (2,500-4,000) Click here to learn more...
SHARPS NEW MODEL 1863 PERCUSSION SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal 52. SN C41741. Standard carbine with 22" rnd bbl, German silver front sight blade & Lawrence patent carbine ladder rear sight with a sling, bar & ring on the left side. It has usual markings on the receiver & lockplate & it has tiny inspector initials "HHH" on top of the stock just in front of the butt plate tang & there are other inspector initials on the various parts. CONDITION: Exceptionally Fine. Near new. Retains virtually all of its fine orig factory finish to both metal & wood. Case colors on the receiver are strong but slightly faded. Lockplate & hammer have case colors in the sheltered areas turned gray on the lockplate tang. Lever is a faded gray patina. Breechblock retains most of its orig niter blue. Wood is sound with a tiny chip & couple bruises on the forearm, a chipped toe with light handling & storage marks elsewhere & retains most of its fine, orig oil finish. Mechanics are crisp. Bright shiny bore. Lever latch is loose & does not lock. 4-56680 JR440 (4,000-6,000) Click here to learn more...
SHARPS NEW MODEL 1859 SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 52. SN 34581. 22" rnd bbl. Brass mountings. "J.S. Hunter" is engraved on a brass inlay in the lower sling swivel position. There are numerous circles of different sizes stamped into the wood. The "WAT" cartouche is clear, the other is not. CONDITION: Gray patina overall with scattered light pitting and rust stains. Vice marks at the rear of the bbl. Wood has numerous small dents and scratches plus a 1-" chip at the toe of the buttstock. Mechanically fine. 4-58040 FS79 (3,000-4,000) Click here to learn more...
SHARPS MODEL 1852 SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 54. SN 2927. 21-" rnd bbl. Standard Sharps markings on lockplate and upper tang. "ROBBINS & / LAWRENCE" on top of the bbl. Brass buttplate, patchbox, and bbl band. Sling bar on the left side. CONDITION: Gray patina overall with vice marks, scratches, and light pitting. Wood has been repaired and revarnished. Action is fine. 4-58020 FS87 (2,000-3,000) Click here to learn more...
SCARCE LEE SINGLE SHOT RIFLE. Cal. 44RF. SN1312. Usual configuration with 30-xxx/xxx" oct bbl made without forearm. It has a small dovetail front sight with broken bead & small dovetailed fixed rear sight. Top Flat has the makers name, address & patent date. It has a slim, flat side receiver with side swinging action & straight stock with semi-crescent, carbine style buttplate. This is one of only about 1000 of these scarce rifles made in the period 1865-66 by James P. Lee the inventor of bolt action & straight pull rifles manufactured by both Remington & Winchester. CONDITION: Very Fine. Bbl retains 85-90% glossy bright orig blue mixed with flaked areas turned to dark patina. Receiver retains virtually all of its brilliant case colors. Trigger guard & trigger have faded to gray & both have spots of deep pitting. Hammer retains most of its orig case colors. Stock has some grain checks on left side of wrist and a few minor handling & storage marks & retains most of its orig varnish. Area over grain checks on the left wrist has been lightly touched up. Buttplate is slightly oversized and may be an old replacement. Mechanics are crisp. Very bright shiny bore. Probably an unfired rifle. 4-56647 JR450 (2,000-3,500) Click here to learn more...
RARE SPENCER MODEL 1865 CARBINE WITH COLORADO TERRITORY MARKS. Cal. 50 Spencer. SN 22577. 20" rnd bbl. Made by Burnside Rifle Company with sharp four line markings on top of the receiver with the "MODEL / 1865" forward of it. The "JC" and "JGE" cartouches on the left side of the stock are sharp. The "US / COL. TER" marking was branded at a slight angle and the last two letters are not clear. Has the Stabler s cut off in front of the trigger. CONDITION: Excellent. 98% of the blue on the bbl and bright to brilliant casehardening colors on the balance of the parts. Stock is excellent. These guns were issued to the Colorado Militia after the Civil War and most of them saw very hard use. This carbine is an exception. 4-58052 (5,000-6,000) Click here to learn more...
SCARCE COLORADO TERRITORY SPENCER RIFLE. Cal. 50 Spencer. SN 4992. 30" rnd bbl. marked "U.S./COL.TER" on the left side of the stock. Standard Spencer markings on top of the receiver. Missing the sling swivels including the base in the stock. "S.L" inspector mark on the left side of the bbl. These rifles were used by Colorado Territorial Militia and have a history of having been used at both Sand Creek in 1864 and Beecher s Island in 1866. CONDITION: Bbl and action have been cleaned to bright but some surface rust and pitting remains. Stock is cracked on the left side along the path of the magazine tube. There is a heavy coat of varnish on the buttstock. There is a large chip missing on the forearm at the breech and a parallel crack just ahead of it. Forearm also has a heavy varnish covering. Mechanically good. 4-58051 (4,000-6,000) Click here to learn more...
RARE WARNER CIVIL WAR CARBINE. Cal. 50 RF (Possibly 56-50). NSN . Very early production, one of first 200 made without any markings & no serial number could be located, although number "650" is found on bottom of bbl below forearm screw hole. It has 20" rnd bbl with dovetailed brass blade front sight & a fixed rear sight replacing the orig carbine sight. Carbine sight screw hole has a plug screw. It has brass frame with side swinging breech block with iron thumb latch & center mounted hammer. There is no sling ringeye bolt on left side of breech. It has replacement stock & forearm with a poured pewter nose cap & straight stock with smooth steel buttplate. There are sling base holes in bottom. Only about 1,500 of these carbines were made ca. 1864. CONDITION: About good. Bbl is mostly a blue/gray patina with some traces of blue around forearm. Receiver, breech block & trigger guard are cleaned bright, now beginning to patinate. Wood retains most of an oiled finish. Hammer has no half cock, otherwise mechanics are fine, a little loose. Bbl is loose in frame. Bright bore with scattered moderate pitting. 4-58098 JR355 (2,000-3,000) Click here to learn more...
STARR CARTRIDGE CIVIL WAR CARBINE. Cal. 50 Spencer. SN 37684. 21" rnd bbl marked "STARR ARMS X YONKERS.N.Y." on top of the bbl and "STARR ARMS CO / YONKERS.N.Y." on the lockplate. Two "STB" cartouches are stamped on the left side of the stock along with his inspector mark which is also stamped on the bbl. "broad arrow / WD" is stamped on the right side of the stock, signifying Canadian government issue. Missing the front sight. CONDITION: Fine. 80% dull blue on the bbl mixed with dents and patches of surface rust. There is a bright casehardening color on top of the rear section of the breechblock. Otherwise the balance of the metal has a gray streaked appearance. Wood has dents and scratches with cracks and chips on the forearm. Mechanically fine. 4-57979 (2,000-3,000) Click here to learn more...
EXTREMELY RARE SMITH CARTRIDGE CARBINE. Cal. 50 Spencer. SN GPD 30. 21-" part oct. bbl. This is completely unmarked except for the serial number on the bottom of the bbl lug and the left side of the bbl. Note the different contour of the receiver and hammer. This was never equipped with a nipple. The firing pin is attached with a screw in the right side of the receiver. The hammer has an oct shape. CONDITION: Good. 40% blue on the bbl mixed with surface rust and pitting mostly on the front half. There are also traces of blue on the triggerguard which is mostly covered with surface rust at the rear. 30% casehardening colors with bright colors only on the bottom of the frame. Wood has minor dents and scratches. Mechanically fine. 4-58026 (4,000-5,000) Click here to learn more...
BALLARD CIVIL WAR RIFLE. Cal. 46. SN 21427. 30" rnd bbl. marked "BROWN MFG. Co. NEWBURYPORT, MASS. / BALLARD S PATENT / NOV. 6. 1861" on the left side of the receiver, "PATENTED JAN.6. 1864" on the hammer. The split breechblock has both a percussion nipple and a firing pin. CONDITION: Fine. About half of the blue on the bbl. Action retains the casehardening pattern but has colors only in protected areas at the bottom, there are also some colors on top of the buttplate. There are no inspector marks. There are two cracks on the forearm. Buttstock has been cleaned and reoiled. 4-58027 FS84 (1,200-2,200) Click here to learn more...
SHARPS & HANKINS CONVERTED CARBINE. Cal. 54. SN 808. 23-xxx/xxx" rnd bbl. The front ring on the bbl has been removed and a blued sight installed in a dovetail. The bbl and action have been nickel plated. This is the first type with the firing pin mounted on the hammer. CONDITION: Retains about 80% of the plating on the action, 50% on the bbl. Wood has been repaired at the wrist and refinished with some chips and dents remaining. Mechanically fine. 4-58039 (1,000-2,000) Click here to learn more...
CONVERTED SHARPS & HANKINS CARBINE. Cal. 54. SN 2718. 24"round bbl. Standard markings on the right side of the frame. There are two plugged holes on the left side of the frame and two more on the bbl below the rear sight. The action and bbl were refinished after the conversion. CONDITION: Retains 90% of the refinish blue on the frame and front link, traces on the bbl and lever. Stock has minor dents and scratches. Action is good. 4-58022 (1,500-2,500) Click here to learn more...
SCARCE WILKINSON SGL SHOT RIFLE. Cal. 44 RF. NSN. Very unusual rifle with 25-xxx/xxx" stepped, heavy, rnd bbl with brass dovetail front sight & a fixed iron rear sight. Bore is micro-rifled similar to modern day Marlin rifles. It has a brass receiver & left swinging breech block with center mounted, long nosed hammer & an iron Springfield style trigger guard. It has a long lower tang with a sling loop. Mounted with straight grain walnut with a short rnd flat tipped forearm secured with a sgl screw & straight stock with carbine style iron buttplate. This rifle has an unusual feature in that en hammer is completely down it cannot be cocked again until breechblock is opened. Bottom side of hammer nose has an integral notch which engagesa notch on end of the spring loaded extractor. After breech block is open, hammer can be cocked which actuates extractor. CONDITION: Good to very good. Iron retains a dark plum brown patina with some extremely fine scattered pitting. Receiver & breech block retain a smooth medium mustard patina. Stock has a small chip back of top tang, otherwise wood is sound with usual handling & use marks and a fine hand rubbed patina. Buttplate has some crusty rust. Mechanics are a little loose, strong bright bore with light pitting. 4-58042 JR458 (1,500-2,500) Click here to learn more...
GIBBS CIVIL WAR CARBINE. Cal. 52. NSN. 22" rnd bbl. marked "L. H. GIBBS / PAT D / JAN Y 8, 1863" on top of the receiver and "WM F. BROOKS / MANFR NEW YORK / 1863" on the lockplate. 1052 of these were purchased by the US government during the Civil War. "U. S" is stamped on top of the buttplate and "B" inspector mark is stamped just in front of it. CONDITION: Excellent with 90% blue on the bbl, brilliant casehardening colors on the lockplate, hammer, sideplate, buttplate, slightly fading on the operating lever. Wood has minor dents and scratches. Mechanically excellent. 4-58025 FS89 (2,500-3,500) Click here to learn more...
RARE COLT BERDAN PRESENTATION OR EXHIBIT RIFLE. Cal. 42 Russian Berdan. SN 2. These rare rifles, seldom encountered in U.S., were made in period 1866-70 on contract for Russian government. A total of about 30,000 were made with most of them going to Russia. This was the first cartridge firearm built by Colt & was a breakthrough for company. It has a 32-xxx/xxx" rnd bbl with square base dovetailed barleycorn front sight & square bayonet lug on right side at muzzle. Top of bbl in front of rear sight has Russian inscription. Rear sight is a reverse mounted, ladder, military sight graduated to 1,400 yards. Serial number was found only on rear sight boss under sight. Action is trapdoor style with an inline striker that is also the breech block lock. It is mounted in a 1-pc walnut stock with two bbl bands & nose cap with stepped button head style ramrod, a trigger guard with finger rest & sling loop with corresponding sling loop on upper band. It has a smooth steel musket buttplate. All metal is beautifully nickel finish making this an exhibit or presentation rifle, probably for one of the international expositions where Colt participated. Stock has a tiny ampersand shaped proof mark in front of trigger guard & a tiny "S" below trigger guard. No other marks were observed on rifle. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine, probably unfired. Retains virtually all of its orig factory finish to both metal & wood. Stock has two or three scattered bruises with light handling & storage marks. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore full of grease. 4-57728 (15,000-25,000) Click here to learn more...
COMPOSITE MODEL 1870 TRAPDOOR RIFLE. Cal. 50 CF. NSN. Unusual rifle with 32-xxx/xxx" rnd bbl, square base front sight/bayonet lug with 1,000 yard ladder rear sight. Breech block has no markings & lockplate is from a Colt Model 1861 special musket. Mounted in a 1-pc walnut stock with small rectangular cartouche on left side flat. It has two bbl bands & a slotted head ramrod. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl & bands retain a smooth even medium brown patina with traces of blue on front part of receiver & breech block. Stock has a crack through left side flat, otherwise wood is sound with numerous nicks, scratches & dings. Good mechanics, strong dark bore. 4-57624 JR378 (1,250-1,750) Click here to learn more...
RARE TIN PLATED AMES MODEL 1843 NAVY PISTOL. Cal. 54. NSN. 6" rnd bbl. marked "N.P AMES/SPRINGFIELD MASS" in the center of the lockplate, "U.S.N/1843" at the rear. Also marked "USN/1844/RP/P" at the rear of the bbl. The cartouche on the left side of the stock is visible but not readable. CONDITION: About 40% of the tin plating remains with a worn and pitted area on top of the bbl. Only faint traces remain on the lockplate. Wood had numerous dents and scratches but is still solid. A diamond has been filed in the bottom of the bbl band. Mechanically fine. 4-57995 FS41 (2,000-3,000) Click here to learn more...
WATERS FLAT LOCK PERCUSSION MARTIAL PISTOL. Cal 54. NSN. 8-xxx/xxx" rnd bbl. The parts are all Model 1836 except the flat lockplate which has a eagle head above "A.H. WATERS & CO / MILBURY MASS". There are no inspector marks. The rammer assembly is a replacement. CONDITION: Brown patina with light pitting except rammer assembly which has heavy pitting and has been cleaned. Stock has light dents and scratches but is still sound. Mechanically fine. 4-58130 FS115 (800-1,200) Click here to learn more...
RARE GUION AGENT MARKED WURFFLEIN DERINGER STYLE PERCUSSION PISTOL. Cal. 44. NSN. Fine copy of Deringer pistol with 2-xxx/xxx" ovoid shaped bbl with dovetailed barleycorn German silver front sight & a fixed rear sight on tang. Top flat is marked "A. WURFFLEIN / PHILA" & "STEEL" on right flat. Breech plug has a gold band at rear & a silver band at front. Mounted in 1-pc walnut stock with schnable tip forestock & checkered bird head grip. It has German silver furniture & back action lock with engraved breech plug, tang, hammer, lockplate & trigger guard. Trigger guard has a very detailed pineapple finial. Lockplate is marked "T.F. GUION / N.O.", one of Deringer's southern agents. Guion was a New Orleans dealer in firearms & "fancy goods", 1838-61. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains applied damascus striping on sides & sheltered areas with balance a mottled silver/gray patina with light pitting around nipple. Breech plug, tang, lockplate & hammer retain dark case hardening. Wood is sound showing light wear & retains about 90% orig varnish turning dark. Engraving is sharp & clear. Mechanics are crisp, strong bore with brown patina. 4-57862 JR285 (3,500-5,000) Click here to learn more...
RARE J.B. GILMORE AGENT MARKED PERCUSSION DERRINGER. Cal. 41. NSN. Very rare Philadelphia Deringer for Shreveport, Louisiana agent with 3-xxx/xxx" ovoid shaped bbl with German silver front sight & maker's name on top flat. It has usual back action lock with German silver & sterling silver furniture. Lockplate, breech plug & tang are engraved with light flourishes of foliate arabesque patterns. It has a sterling silver thumb shield, a small silver shield below bolster with a teardrop shaped inlay in butt. Trigger guard & wedge escutcheons are German silver. Mounted in a 1-pc walnut stock with schnable tipped forestock & bird head grip. Apparently only a few of these pieces were produced for Gilmore & as there is only the briefest mention of his name under the Deringer listing in Flayderman's Guide. CONDITION Very good. No orig finish remains with iron being an even blue/gray patina with light to moderate pitting on bbl & light pitting on hammer. Wood is sound & retains all of a restored finish. Hammer does not release properly but will function, otherwise mechanics are fine. Strong dark bore. 4-57863 JR279 (3,000-5,000) Click here to learn more...
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