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A FINE EBONY STOCK FRENCH MUFF PISTOL, ca. 1850: In overall fine+condition. The 2", round, unmarked, .45 caliber, rifled, steel barrel with smooth steel-gray surfaces and some scattered light discoloration. Finely scroll engraved central hammer boxlock mechanism with its original hammer, pop-out trigger and nipple. In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and a working pop-out/concealed trigger. The frame with a fine vine scroll pattern engravings and smooth steel-gray surfaces, en suite with the barrel: some scattered light wear to the engraving. Molded, carved and deeply fluted, Ebony grip with an angular profile, 90% finish, sharp contours and some light handling marks. Retains its screw-retained sculpted and faceted iron pommel-cap. A very nice example of a classic mid 19th Century Ebony Stock Percussion Muff-Pistol, ca. 1850s. Overall length, 6".

Price: $500.00


A GOOD MEDIUM/LARGE SIZE (“BABY DRAGOON”) GOLD RUSH ERA ALLEN & THURBER PEPPERBOX, ca. 1840s: In overall good untouched condition. The six (6) shot, .32 caliber, 5" cluster-type, fluted, Pepperbox barrels with an "Allen & Thurber Worcester" marking and untouched, richly patinated, russet-toned, steel surfaces with scattered discoloration and light salt & pepper pitting. Generally sharp contours with untouched steel surfaces, good bores, its original nipples and a replaced nipple-shield-screw. Scroll engraved, rounded frame with faint engraving and an untouched russet patina with light pitting and blemishes. Scroll engraved nipple-shield with very faint roll-pressed engraving. Typical bar-type hammer mechanism with brown and mottled surfaces and an "Allen's Patent" marking. Functional, though out of timing; and will not always index the cylinder/barrel-cluster. A Working Period, blacksmith-made iron trigger-guard with matching untouched steel surfaces. The engraved, iron grip-strap, en suite with the frame with a rich age-patina and untouched surfaces. Very good Rosewood grips with nicely figured, choice, smooth surfaces light surface oxidation, much (65%) varnish/finish and its original screw and grip-escutcheons. A nice example of a well-used untouched medium/large “Baby Dragoon” size Gold Rush Era Allen & Thurber "Worcester" Pepperbox, ca. 1840s. Fresh to the “antique Gun market", as recently acquired from an old New Hampshire Estate. Overall length, 9".

Price: $675.00


A VERY FINE 20TH CENTURY TOOLED LEATHER HOLSTER & BULLET-BELT, ca. 1970: In overall very fine condition with choice Black leather surfaces. The holster with a finely tooled embossed scroll with a central floral boss. Smooth, plain, leather belt with numerous loops for bullets and its nickel-finished buckle. The belt with an impressed "Red Head" trademark and the holster with a "Hunter" marking. In overall very fine condition with supple, black leather surfaces and some expected light crazing and evidence of use. A very fine holster and bandolier for the display of a Colt SAA or for the Cowboy Action Shooter. .

Price: $150.00


A VERY SCARCE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR PERIOD CONFEDERATE SECOND MODEL LEMAT REVOLVER SN. 1,5XX, ca. 1860s: In overall very good+ untouched condition with matching Serial Numbers throughout. Octagonal, rifled, .42 caliber, 6 1/2", barrel with a "SYST. LeMat BTE. s.g.d.g. Paris." address on its top flat. Nine shot cylinder with reeded borders and its original percussion-nipples. The steel frame, en suite with the barrel with some minor staining and fine scattered light pitting. Mounted on its underside, with its original 5", .63 cal. (16 ga.), smoothbore, shotgun barrel. Original Checkered walnut grips with scattered handling marks, generally sharp contours and an old tight hairline/repair, on its left grip: retain 45%+ finish. Complete throughout with a very good cylinder, fine mechanics and matching loading lever assembly. Marked on the side of the frame with the "LM" and Star (LeMat Trademark): an “N” inspectors mark, on the hammer. All matching serial numbers; and in the desirable Confederate Number range! {Nos. 250-4000} (please see Flayderman's, pg. 530 Ref.: #10-013). In very good+ untouched condition with a lightly toned steel-gray patina overall, some scattered discoloration and expected light pitting. The hammer complete with its original adjustable striker, which pivots to contact the original nipple for the shotgun barrel: very good bores. The loading lever with its matching plunger and arm. In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring. Nicely checkered grips with very good surfaces, expected wear and signs of Confederate use. Overall a very good+ example of an impressive American Civil War Second Model Lemat Revolver, in the desirable Confederate serial number range. A classic and archetypal Confederate Handgun, made famous, by Gen. P. T. Boraguard. For additional information, please see William Albaugh’s: “Confederate Handguns”.

Price: $19,950.00


A VERY GOOD & EARLY CASED PAIR OF PERCUSSION DUELLING PISTOLS BY "BOVY" of LIEGE, ca. 1840s: A very nice cased pair of early form "French" Duelling pistols. Octagonal .55 caliber, 8½", Damascus, sighted, key-fastened, barrels with floral scroll engraved tangs, "patent-type breeches" and Liege proof marks on the left flats. The undersides of the barrels with a "Bovy" signature (Dieudonne' L. Bovy: worked in Liege, Belgium ca. 1847. Please see Der Neue Stockel vol. 1, pg. 134). Full-sidelock percussion locks of early form with angular hammers and flat-faced lockplates engraved with a fine scroll and acanthus leaf pattern. Chased and engraved Empire style steel mounts-- en suite with the locks: sculpted oval butt-caps, "Bat-form" sideplates for single sidebolts and the trigger-guards with long finger-spurs and finely chiseled finials. Molded and carved, figured walnut half stocks with checkered grips, finely carved bulbous Empire-type butts and fluted/flared fore-end tips. In overall fine condition. The barrels with smooth surfaces having a Damascus-twist pattern, traces of their original browned finish 10%, some light wear and scattered fine pitting: sharp engraving. Excellent mechanics, the locks with sharp detail to the engravings and original percussion nipples. The mounts with sharp engraving and generally smooth surfaces: some age patina and light staining. The stocks with sharp checkering, tight metal-to-wood fit, 85%+ original varnish and a crack on the wrist of one pistol. Overall length 15 1/8". Cased in their original, French-Fitted, Rosewood case -- with its original, burgundy-brown colored, velvet velour liner. Very good interior with some light wear, fading and moderate staining on the inner lid-liner. Retains all the original and fine accessories (each form-fitted to the case): a Paris-made copper powder flask with a finely embossed classical bust, the bullet mold with an early-type forward sprue cutter, two ebonized ball-starers/ramrods (each with a brass jag), an ebonized mallet (some minor dents from use), a turned iron bullet worm and a nipple-wrench with a polygonal, hollow handle which serves as a percussion cap-tin. The bottom right and to left corners fitted with their original velvet lids with turned ivory pulls-- these compartments contain numerous original lead balls and the brass key to the exterior lock (associated shield key-plate-- not cut for a keyhole). The exterior of the case with the expected signs of wear and handling: a tight hairline on the top of the lid, some minor repairs, chips/light abrasions and 85% of its original varnish finish. The top of the case with its original, oval, brass escutcheon which conceals a flush-fitting carrying handle. A very nice Complete and Original, Early, "French-Fitted" Cased Pair of Liege-made/Paris Retailed Percussion Duelling Pistols: Of fine quality.

Price: $5,750.00

A VERY GOOD+/FINE POST-CIVIL WAR PERIOD SMITH & WESSON MODEL No. 1 3rd ISSUE REVOLVER, ca. 1875: In overall very good+/near fine untouched condition. The sighted, 3 3/16", round, .22 "short" caliber, rifled, nickeled (90%) barrel with a clear "SMITH & WESSON SPRINGFIELD MASS" marking, on its top flat. The bore with distinct rifling and some expected patches of pitting and discoloration. Very good fluted cylinder with matching nickel-plated surfaces. The nickel-plated (90%), frame with sharp rounded contours and some light patches of wear and minor flaking. The 7-shot, cylinder, en suite with very good+ surfaces. Rounded, Bird’s-head type, burl Rosewood grips with smooth surfaces, 80%+ finish and a tight metal-to-wood fit. Spur-type trigger and the base of the frame with a 88,XXX serial Number. In overall very good+/fine, mechanically sound/tight condition with fine timing and sharp metal and wood surfaces. Overall length, 7 1/2".

Price: $350.00


A VERY GOOD UNTOUCHED .22 CALIBER OPEN-TOP POCKET MODEL REVOLVER, ca. 1870s: In overall very good untouched condition; and complete and original throughout. In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and good timing. The walnut grips with (50%+) finish. Sharp contours and no evidence of repair: only minor handling marks/light abrasions. Of standard configuration with a high spur hammer. The 2 3/8", round, .22 caliber barrel with an "COLT’S PT. FA MFG. Co. HARTFORD CT. USA" marking. In untouched condition with sharp contours and its original screws, grip-washers, etc. The sculpted brass frame with smooth surfaces and an untouched mustard age patina: minor abrasions, on the left side. Spur-type trigger with smooth blued(65%)/steel-gray surfaces, en suite with screws: the hammer with a checkered spur and 50%+ mottled casehardening colors. The nickel-plated (65%) barrel and cylinder with sharp contours, smooth untouched surfaces and some expected light discoloration and speckling. A nice and untouched example of a small-sized American Antique Colt Revolver. Manufactured 1871-1877.

Price: $500.00



A VERY RARE LARGE (MARTIAL-SIZE) AMERICAN CIVIL WAR ERA MORRILL-TYPE “ELGIN CUTLASS PISTOL”, ca. 1840: In overall fine+ untouched condition with a smooth gunmetal-gray age patina, sharp contours and a matching blade. Round, sighted, 6 1/2", .36 caliber, rifled, barrel with traces of a tinned (Naval-type) finish, on the breech and muzzle. Color casehardened (90%+), unmarked, side-hammer, Boxlock, Percussion mechanism with a “notched” rear sight and an elongated, screw-fastened tail—-- to help counter-balance the large Cutlass/Bowie knife blade. The Bowie-knife form, clip-point blade with matching untouched gunmetal-gray, smooth, steel surfaces, some scattered patches of discoloration and light wear. Of large, military “Elgin Cutlass” form and likely made for Naval/Marine use with a 13” x 2” , heavy, clip-point blade: original cutting edges and a fine, sharp tip. The blade correctly made as one piece with the spur-type trigger-guard; and is dovetailed and sweated, to the underside of the barrel and frame. In fine+ untouched condition with its original components and much of its casehardened finish. The mechanism with fine timing, a strong mainspring and its correct nipple: retains choice surfaces with dark blue-black case-colors and only some light scattered discoloration, at the bolster. The barrel, en suite with smooth, untouched, steel-gray surfaces, a very good bore with distinct rifling, a nicely toned age patina and virtually no pitting: retains traces (5%) of its tinned finish. Plain, varnish, hardwood (Maple?), bag-type grip with 95% finish and some minor handling marks and light wear. Of classic Large Morrill, Mosman & Blair design and nearly identical to an example from the “William Locke” Collection. A very rare untouched, Large “Military size” Elgin Cutlass Pistol, ca. 1840. Of “civilian” Elgin, Morrill, Mosman & Blair style, though of Large (Martial) Size. A very rare American Cutlass Pistol. For additional information and pictures of similar examples, please see N. Flayderman’s: “Guide to American Firearms…”. Overall length, 18".

Price: SOLD



A GOOD+ BRACE/PAIR OF ENGLISH PERCUSSION DUELLING/TARGET PISTOLS, BY "RICHARD HOLLIS", ca. 1840: In overall good+ condition. Finely checkered, English Walnut, varnished (75%+) stocks with some scattered handling marks, wear, signs of use and minor compressions. One Pistol with a “Saw-Handle” type grip-section and the other is of “Cane” form: (perhaps custom ordered as such, or one of the grips with a working-period/gunsmith alteration to its top). Lightly scroll engraved, blued steel mounts in the classic English manner. The trigger-guards with engraved bows and screw-fastened pineapple forward finials. Matching butt-cap-bands, sidebolt washers, barrel-key-escutcheons and fore-end-caps: the bases of the butts with vacant, silver oval escutcheons; and the left sides of the wrists with matching, lozenge shaped escutcheons. Damascus Pattern (worn), 10”, sighted, key-fastened, smoothbore, .58 caliber, octagonal barrels with, scroll-engraved “patent”/Hooked breeches, gold band decorations, their original nipples (one crushed) and “London” addresses. The undersides of the barrels each missing their soldered under-ribs and correlating ramrod pipes. Retain generally smooth untouched, rust-patinated, dark, steel surfaces with some wear and scattered pitting: very good bores, en suite. Scroll-engraved, Back-Action, Percussion mechanisms with sliding rear safeties, engraved dolphin hammers (one missing its spur), color casehardened surfaces (45%) and "RICH. HOLLIS" maker’s signatures, for the mid-19th Century Birmingham/London, UK gunsmith Richard Hollis, who is recorded working, ca. 1820-1845. (Please see H. L. Blackmore’s: “Gunmakers of London…”, pg. 116). In mechanically functional order with strong mainsprings and good timing. Retain dark untouched surfaces with scattered discoloration, some expected handling marks, abrasions, rust-stains, surface oxidation and general signs of use/wear. A good+ Brace/Pair of Percussion Duelling/Target Pistols, by Richard Hollis, ca. 1840. Identical in all respects with the exception of the grip-tops. One Pistol with its original silver-tip wooden ramrod: the other missing. Overall length, 16 1/2".

Price: HOLD



A FINE UNTOUCHED MARLIN XX STANDARD MODEL POCKET REVOLVER, ca. 1875: In overall fine untouched condition. The sighted, 3 3/8", round, .22 caliber, rifled, barrel with a visible "XX STANDARD 1873" marking, on its top flat and a “J.M. MARLIN NEW-HAVEN, CT. U.S.A. PAT. JULY 1, 1873”, on its side (markings slightly worn): Very good bore with visible rifling and some expected patches of pitting/discoloration. The 7-shot, cylinder with very good+ surfaces and smooth steel-gray surfaces, en suite. Very fine casehardened (75%) hammer, blued (50%+) spur trigger and nickel-plated (90%+) frame with sharp contours and fine finish. Choice, burl Rosewood grips with smooth surfaces, 95%+ finish and a tight metal-to-wood fit. In overall fine, untouched, mechanically sound and tight condition with fine timing; and fine metal and wood surfaces. A nice example of classic Marlin XX Standard Pocket Revolver, ca. 1875. Overall length, 7".

Price: $450.00



A FINE CONTINENTAL BOXLOCK PERCUSSION POCKET PISTOL, ca. 1850: Of standard mid-19th Century "Continental"/French type design with a finely scroll-engraved, polished and boxlock frame with its matching central Hammer Percussion lock. The mechanism with choice steel surfaces, a clear Liege Black-powder proof mark and fine engraving. In non-functional order, as the hammer & flush-fitting, scroll-engraved pop-out trigger are frozen, in place. Pattern Twist, Damascus steel, octagonal, 3 1/2", rifled, .50 cailber, turn-off barrel: the left side of the breech with a Crown/”F” marking. In very good+/fine condition with smooth, lightly toned, steel-gray surfaces, a fine bore and some isolated patches of light discoloration: virtually no pitting with a distinct Damascus “Twist” pattern. Molded and carved one piece, bag-shaped, Rosewood grip of classic French design with smooth varnished (95%+) surfaces, fine raised teardrops, at the sides of the frame and a silver Shield type wrist-escutcheon: only some very minor handling marks. In overall fine condition with 95% of its “polished/bright” finish, choice engraved steel surfaces, fine lines/sharp contours and virtually no pitting. The barrel, en suite with an untouched silver-gray patina, smooth exterior flats, clear markings and is without pitting or significant wear. Choice, very fine quality Rosewood grip with finely carved accents, 95%+ finish and no visible cracks or repairs. Complete and original throughout; and a very nice example of a Better than average Quality American Civil War Period Belgian-manufactured percussion Pocket Pistol, ca. 1850. Overall length, 7 1/2".

Price: $325.00



A SCARCE & VERY GOOD UNTOUCHED “ECLIPSE” VEST POCKET SINGLE-SHOT DERRINGER, ca. 1870s: In overall very good untouched condition; and complete and original throughout. In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring: the trigger-return spring defective . Very good varnished, walnut grips with (55%+) finish. Retains generally sharp contours and no evidence of repair, some minor handling marks/light abrasions and a small chip, on its base. Of standard configuration with a central hammer, 2 1/4", octagonal/round, pivoting, .22 rimfire caliber, unmarked barrel. In untouched condition with sharp contours and its original screws, washers, etc. The sculpted steel frame with an untouched mottled/ pitted age patina. Spur-type trigger with smooth steel-gray surfaces, en suite with the barrel and screws: the hammer, en suite. The nickeled (65%) barrel with sharp contours, smooth surfaces and some expected light discoloration: the bore with distinct rifling and patches of pitting. A very nice example of one of America's smallest-sized Antique Guns, only 4 3/4" in overall length.

Price: $375.00



A FINE QUALITY “SILVER” MOUNTED TURKISH PERCUSSION CONVERTED FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL, ca. 1830/50: In overall very good lightly cleaned condition. Mid-18th century Italian-made, band-fastened, .65 caliber, smoothbore, 11", iron barrel with a “L. LAZARINO” maker’s signature, on its breech-top: the signature for the noted “Lazarino” family of 17th-18th Century, Italian, barrel makers. Lightly etched/chiseled, rounded, Italian-made, sidelock (Flintlock) mechanism, en suite with a worn “SCADALA?” maker’s signature with a raised and rounded, banana-form lockplate. Bolster Converted to Percussion, ca. 1850 and retains vestiges of the related “flintlock component” holes, along with its sculpted Percussion hammer with flat beveled surfaces. In mechanically functional order with smooth, steel-gray surfaces with a strong mainspring and good timing. Molded, carved and silver-wire-inlayed, figured, walnut fullstock of classic Ottoman Turkish form. A pronounced bulbous butt with a long slender grip and the forestock made with a deeply floral embossed silver-sheet/muzzle-band with a sweated, “false” silver ramrod--- typical of many Turkish Firearms. The stock with some scattered handling marks, abrasions, minor chips and retains 75%+ finish with relief carved floral accents, under the forestock and around the barrel-tang. Silver wire inlayed wrist with an embossed silver escutcheon. Of classic Ottoman form with deeply embossed and chased silver mounts with Baroque floral vine scroll decorations: The stirrup type butt-cap with a pronounced floral type pommel-cap and smooth roped borders. A matching silver trigger-guard with an embossed silver trigger, a floral forward finial and a deeply embossed bow. The openwork vine scroll sideplate with embossed floral details and both of its sidebolts: minor crack. Baluster turned “ramrod” pipe with etched finial and the two (2) deeply etched and embossed barrel-bands/capucines of classic Turkish minaret form. In overall very good clean condition and converted from Flintlock to Percussion, ca. 1850. The barrel and lock with matching bright steel-gray surfaces with some patches of discoloration and fine pitting. Very good quality stock with some scattered handling marks, carvings, expected signs of age/use and 75%+ finish. Very fine quality, deeply embossed (in classic Baroque floral-vine-scrolls) silver hardware with chased accents; and some light wear, handling, tarnish and minor damages. A fine quality example of an Ottoman Turkish Percussion Converted Silver Mounted Flintlock Holster Pistol, ca. 1830/50. Overall length, 17". For similar examples, please see G. C. Stone's: "A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration and Use of Arms & Armor", pg. 506.

Price: $825.00



A VERY GOOD & UNUSUAL CASED ENGLISH PERCUSSION SILVER MOUNTED BLUNDERBUSS PISTOL w/ INTERNAL-HAMMER MECHANISM, ca. 1835: In overall very good+ near fine untouched condition. Pin-fastened, flared-,mouth, cannon-form, round-to- round, 6 1/2", iron barrel with a 1” muzzle and untouched mottled steel-gray surfaces with some light scattered discoloration/fine pitting. The top of the breech with a finely engraved “LONDON” address, in cursive script characters; and the transition, breech and mouth of the barrel with a finely etched baluster turnings. Deeply relief carved and finely contoured burlwood? Fullstock of early form with a curved grip and relief carved accents, along the forestock and around the mounts and lock. Very unusual enclosed hammer percussion mechanism with nicely sculpted contours, its finely chiseled scallop-shell bolster & nipple and a nicely formed percussion hammer. In functional order with a strong mainspring and good timing: retains choice steel surfaces with 85% polish and some light wear/discoloration -- from use. In overall very good+ near fine untouched condition, with some wear and scattered handling marks. Very good+ burlwood fullstock with very fine quality relief carvings, 85%+ finish and some light scattered handling marks, tight hairlines and minor abrasions/small chips. Scroll engraved Coin Silver mounts/furniture: the trigger-guard with a nicely etched and engraved bow and a finely sculpted forward finial with an engraved “Green-man” design. Two (2), silver, barrel-form ramrod-pipes and its original horn-tip ramrod: missing its jag. The pommel/cane-type butt with a pin-fastened silver grip-strap and its sides embellished with finely etched and detailed acanthus leaf silver scrolls. Very good+ near fine mounts with some light wear to the engraving and minor period repairs. Overall length, 12". Housed in its original, brass-mounted, burl walnut, “English-fit" case with its original burgundy velvet liner. Fine interior with sound partitions (minor compressions & age-stains), some wear and its original accessories: its scissors-type bullet mold with sprue-cutter, a turned brass cap-tin, the slab-sided screwdriver and its “SYKES” marked bag-shaped, plain, copper powder flask of early form. The upper right corner with its original walnut compartment lid with turned brass pull: contains several original lead balls, patches and a key to the case’s lock (defective). Very good+ interior with some light wear/scuffing, minor tears, various patches of discoloration/age-staining and the expected fading. Matching exterior surfaces with 80% finish, a fine grain-pattern, some scattered light handling marks, tight hairlines and minor scuffs. The top of the lid with a shield-type, brass, escutcheon-plate: engraved with a "WNN” owner’s initials. Retains its original brass lock, mounts, and hinges. A Very Nice & Unusual Silver Mounted Cased English Percussion Blunderbuss Pistol with Enclosed-hammer Mechanism, ca. 1835. Overall measurements of Case 13" x 7" x 3".

Price: $4,775.00



A VERY FINE KOREAN/VIETNAM WAR ERA “U.S.” MARKED SERVICE HOLSTER, ca. 1950: In overall very fine+ untouched condition with smooth, black Patent leather surfaces and tight stitching. The body with nearly all of its original smooth hard black finish, without crazing or significant blemishes: clear "Bolen..." company markings. Retains its original supple texture with light signs of use/wear. In overall very fine+ untouched condition with sharp contours and a nicely embossed “US” marking. Retains its original iron hardware. A very nice example of a late Korean/Vietnam War era Colt-1911 US Marked Service Holster.

Price: $75.00



A VERY GOOD “GOLD RUSH ERA” ALLEN & THURBER 1837 DTD. PEPPERBOX PISTOL, ca. 1840s: In overall very good untouched condition. The six (6) shot, .32 caliber, 4 1/2" cluster-type, Pepperbox barrels with early type, faint/visible "Worcester"/ "Patented 1837 Cast Steel" markings. Very good metal contours with scattered surface discoloration and generally smooth steel surfaces with good bores and their original nipples. Scroll engraved, rounded, casehardened frame with traces of mottled case-colors and good scroll engraving: matching recoil shield with some light wear and discoloration. The frame with very good, untouched, gunmetal-gray surfaces and some patches of discoloration. Casehardened bar-type, percussion hammer with smooth, lightly mottled surfaces and a visible "Allen’s Patent" marking. In mechanically functional order with strong mechanics and good timing. The trigger-guard, en suite with untouched steel surfaces; and the trigger with 35% blued finish (turning). Very good grip-strap with smooth steel-gray surfaces and lightly engraved borders. American Black walnut grips with smooth, untouched surfaces and a rich dark age-patina. Retain approx. 35%+ oil finish with a tight metal-to-wood fit and several deep handling marks/abrasions. A nice example of a classic Allen & Thurber “Gold Rush Era” Pepperbox with an 1837 barrel Date. Made, ca. 1840s. Overall length, 8".

Price: $875.00


A SCARCE & FINE ENGLISH TRANSITIONAL PERCUSSION REVOLVER, by CHARLES OSBORNE, ca. 1845: In overall fine+ untouched condition with choice Blued steel surfaces with sharp contours and smooth steel surfaces. Complete and original throughout and of early transitional (from pepperbox to true revolver) form. Scroll engraved grip-strap with smooth mottled gray surfaces. In mechanical functional order with fine timing, a strong mainspring and a smooth action. Finey checkered bag-shaped, walnut grips with sharp contours, a nicely toned age-patina: diamond shaped silver grip escutcheons and some minor compressions. Central Bar-Hammer, Double-action, Percussion Mechanism, of classic English form, with a casehardened (85%) hammer and plain cylinder: Numbered “1” thru “6”. Retains choice metal surfaces with finely scroll engraved side-panels with a matching grip-strap and trigger-guard. The 4 ½”, .34 caliber, rifled barrel with 50%+ deep blued finish and a fine bore with sharp rifling: marked on the top with a finely engraved “Chas. Osborne” maker’s signature. Rounded, steel frame with traces of its mottled casehardened finish and sharp scroll engraving, en suite with the mounts. In overall fine+ untouched condition. The frame with sharp engraving, some finish and minor signs of use. Fine backstrap with light wear to its finish and matching engraving. The grips with smooth and nicely aged surfaces, sharp checkering and engraved silver escutcheons and retaining-screw: some light wear, compressions and age-stains. Very fine barrel and cylinder/mechanism with choice finish and sharp Birmingham Black powder proof marks. Original throughout, including the screws, springs and percussion-nipples. A very nice and better than usual example of these distinct Early Transitional Pepperbox-type Revolvers, ca. 1845. Made by the noted maker Charles Osborne (Osborne & Co.) of Birmingham, UK; who worked 1845-1900 (please see E. Heer’s: “Der Neue Stockel”, vol. 2, pg. 897 ). Overall length, 10". .

Price: $1,875.00


A FINE ENGLISH PERCUSSION MUFF PISTOL, BY HOLLIS & SONS, ca. 1840: In overall fine untouched condition. The 1 5/8", round,English proofed, .45 caliber, smoothbore, turn off, steel barrel with smooth steel-gray surfaces and some scattered light discoloration. The breech section with two Birmingham proof marks and the muzzle with another matching proof mark and a "R.H" (Richard Hollis) maker's mark. Finely engraved central hammer boxlock percussion mechanism with its original thread-engraved hammer, matching pop-out trigger and its original nipple. In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and a working pop-out/concealed trigger and sliding top safety. The frame with a fine vine scroll pattern engravings and smooth steel-gray surfaces, en suite with the barrel: some scattered light wear/discoloration to the engraving. The central panels with "Hollis & Sons" & "Strand London" maker's signature and address. (Richard Hollis was recorded working, ca. 1820-1845: please see H. L. Blackmore's: "Gunmakers of London 1350-1850", pg. 116). Molded and finely checkered, rounded, bag-shaped walnut grip with 80% finish, sharp contours and some light handling marks. Retains choice surfaces with very sharp checkered pattern and fine incised carved borders. Full Silver mounts: a scroll engraved screw-retained butt-cap with a stepped rear finial and lightly engraved surfaces. A vacant oval wrist escutcheon with smooth silver age-patina. Overall a very nice example of a classic mid 19th Century English Percussion Muff-Pistol made by a recorded gunsmith, ca. 1840s. Overall length, 6".

Price: $575.00.

A FINE+ & VERY RARE CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH "C. CURRY" SAN FRANCISCO AGENT MARKED ORIGINAL HENRY DERINGER POCKET PISTOL, ca. 1850s: In overall fine+ untouched condition. Sighted, 2 1/4", key-fastened, .44 caliber, rifled barrel with a casehardened (45%) "patent" type, scroll-engraved, two-piece breech: the left side with a clear Starburst/"P" Proof mark and the top with a "Deringer/Philadel". Also marked with a clear "C. CURRY/SAN. FRANCO. CALA/AGENT" agent marking for the noted California Gold-Rush era retailer. (Please see Norm Flayderman's: "Guide to Antique American Firearms...", 9th ed., pg. 410). Casehardened, Back-action, percussion mechanism with its matching scroll engraved lock and hammer: marked with a clear "Deringer Philadel" maker's address, on its tail. Fine+, classic Deringer-form, walnut fullstock with a nicely checkered grip and 85% finish: some scattered light handling marks and the expected minor abrasions. Scroll engraved Nickel-Silver mounts of classic, ca. 1850 Henry Deringer design (please see Flayderman's, pg. 408). The trigger-guard with a short pineapple-type forward finial and a scroll engraved bow. The butt with a “zig-zag” border-engraved teardrop end-cap; a matching shield-type wrist escutcheon and two etched (2) barrel-key escutcheons. Also adorned with a decorative, elongated teardrop, sideplate/sidebolt washer and a triangular fore-end tip. In overall fine+ untouched condition with sharp contours and much finish. The barrel with smooth browned (55%) surfaces, fine engraving, some light wear, a very good bore and light patches of scattered discoloration: clear markings. The lock with matching smooth surfaces, 75%+ dark casehardening colors and its original scroll engraved hammer and its nipple. In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and fine timing. The stock with sharp checkering, much finish and fine contours. Matching "silver" hardware with a lightly toned age-patina and sharp scroll engraving. A very rare example of an Original California Gold-Rush Era "C. Curry" San Francisco Agent Marked Henry Deringer "Derringer", ca. 1850s. Overall length, 6".

Price: $4,975.00

A GOOD BELGIAN "APACHE" 7 mm PINFIRE PEPPERBOX PISTOL, ca. 1870: In overall good condition with smooth, gunmetal-gray, steel surfaces. Complete throughout, except for the missing cleaning/extractor-rod, on the bottom of the grip-strap. In generally good mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring: the trigger-return-spring will not properly function. Simply carved, plain hardwood grips with age-toned surfaces and some scattered handling marks, old gouges and abrasions. Central Bar-Hammer, Double-action, Pinfire Mechanism, of classic “Apache” form with a round-top hammer and cluster-type, fluted and engraved, 7 mm, "pepperbox" barrels: Liege proofs on the cylinder-face and good metal surfaces with untouched surfaces. The frame, en suite with its retractable, hinged-type trigger and its original screws with matching contours. In overall good untouched condition with signs of use and wear. Fair/Good grips with smooth and aged surfaces with signs of use and their matching steel washers and retaining-screw. A classic example of a Belgian-made “Apache” Pistol, ca. 1870. The classic type of Pistoled used by Parisian Street Gangs of the mid-late 19th Century, who were known as, "Apaches". Overall length, 5 1/2".

Price: $450.00

AN EXCELLENT & RARE EBONY GRIP REMINGTON ELLIOT’S FOUR BARREL .32 cal. RING-TRIGGER DERRINGER, ca. 1865: Manufactured by Remington Arms Co. Ilion, NY, ca. 1865. Four, cluster-type, 3 1/4”, .32 caliber rimfire barrels with “Manufactured by E. Remington & Sons, Ilion, NY” markings on their right side and 95% of their Nickel-plated finish. Retains fine bores with distinct rifling: the exterior surfaces with sharp contours. Scarce factory Ebony grips with smooth Black surfaces and 95% oil finish: some minor handling marks and light signs of use. The frame, en suite with matching Nickeled finish. In overall excellent condition with crisp mechanics, much finish and sharp contours. An excellent example of a Nickel Finish & Ebony Grip Remington Elliot Derringer, ca. 1865.

Price: $2,775.00

A FINE CASED PAIR OF EBONY STOCK FRENCH PERCUSSION MUFF PISTOLS, dtd. 1840: In overall fine+ untouched condition with choice smooth steel surfaces, round, 2 1/4", turn-off, steel barrels and nicely scroll-carved Ebony stocks/grips. Deeply scroll-engraved/chiseled steel frames with pop-out triggers (one with a weak return spring), choice untouched, gunmetal age-patina with sharp engraving and dark casehardened finish. The turn-off, .42 caliber barrels with matching smooth surfaces and most of their browned finish: marked on their undersides with a matching "2" assembly number. In overall fine+ condition with their original central hammers, scallop-shell chiseled bolsters, both nipples, functioning pop-out trigger and fine mechanics. Fine deeply scroll carved ebony grips with nicely fluted contours, 90% finish, some light wear to the high points and light signs of handling: the butts with their sculpted and chiseled ball-finial butt-caps. Cased in their original Burl walnut & brass mounted/banded case with its original, red velvet liner (some light expected compressions/wear). The exterior lid with light signs of handling and 95% finish: the lid with an 1840 dated "GW {Le} G" French, owner's Presentation. Fine liner with rich coloration and some light evidence of wear/use. Retains all the accessories: the combination bullet mold/barrel-key, an embossed Copper, French type Pistol Flask, an ebony handle cleaning jag, an integral ebony cap-lid (with percussion caps) and a burl compartment-lid with an ebony pull -- contains several original lead balls and the case's key: lock in functional order. A fine example of French-made Cased Pair of Ebony-Stock Muff Pistols with a dated Presentation lid, ca. 1840. Case Measures 10" x 7" x 2".

Price: $4,375.00

A VERY GOOD CONTINENTAL (FRENCH?) DOUBLE BARREL PERCUSSION PISTOL, ca. 1840: In overall very good untouched condition with lightly pitted, dark gunmetal-gray-brown locks and barrels with scroll-+engraved brass mounts. Round, key-fastened, 7 3/4”, .70 (12 ga.)caliber, Damascus (25% Pattern Twist) steel barrels with a "hooked" breech/barrel-tang. Unmarked back-action Percussion locks with their original scroll-engraved hammers. Very good mechanics and untouched, generally smooth surfaces with some wear and rust patination/pitting. Molded, carved and checkered dark, figured walnut ¾-stock of typical mid-19th century form. Retains 50% finish with generally sharp contours and very good checkering. Some light scattered handling marks, minor abrasions and tight hairlines. Lightly engraved brass mounts: a flat urn finial trigger-guard with a lightly etched bow. Lozenge-type butt-cap with a turned brass finial and two sheet-brass barrel-key-escutcheons. In overall very good untouched condition with gunmetal-toned steel surfaces with scattered pitting, wear and discoloration. In mechanically functional order with strong mainsprings and their original nipples. The stock with 50% finish and some minor stains and signs of use. The mounts, en suite with untouched brass surfaces. Original brass tip iron ramrod. A very nice example of a Double Barrel Percussion Pistol, ca. 1840. Overall length, 14".

Price: $850.00


A VERY GOOD STAGHORN GRIP MID 19TH CENTURY EUROPEAN CANE-GUN, ca. 1870s: In overall very good untouched condition. The 28", round, .32 caliber, unmarked, smoothbore, barrel with smooth surfaces and 25%, mottled, blued/blackened casehardening colors with only some light scattered patches of discoloration: a fine bore. The rounded internal mechanism with its original lock components: a concealed push-button, rear trigger and an internal hammer/firing-pin. Strong mainspring and is in functional order. Nicely carved natural staghorn grip with 85%+ finish and some minor handling marks and light abrasions. In overall very good+ untouched condition with fine edges and smooth surfaces. The body/barrel of the cane with its naturally segmented bamboo housing: retains 90% finish with some scattered light abrasions and tight hairlines. A very nice example of 19th Century European (French) Cane Gun, ca. 1870s. Overall length, 34".

Price: $1,575.00

A Very Good Continental (Belgian?) Bar Hammer Travelling Pistol, ca. 1845: In overall very good cleaned condition. The unsigned, octagonal to round, .56 caliber, 6 1/2", smoothbore, iron barrel with an integral frame and a wedding-band barrel-transition. Good bore with the expected pitting and its original percussion nipple. Smooth steel surfaces with evidence of cleaning and some scattered light pitting/discoloration. The frame with matching rounded surfaces and a very good gray patina. Bar hammer percussion mechanism with its original hammer, a strong mainspring and fine workings. Nicely checkered walnut grips with steel escutcheons and their original retaining screw. The grips with untouched smooth surfaces, fine checkering and minimal signs of wear. A very nice and unusual example of a European (Belgian?) Bar Hammer Percussion Travelling Pistol, ca. 1845. Overall length, 11".

Price: $475.00

A Very Good+ Unsigned Bar Hammer Percussion Vest Pistol, ca. 1845: In overall very good+ near fine condition. The unsigned, octagonal to round, .32 caliber, 3 1/8", smoothbore, barrel with an integral rounded frame and a wedding-band barrel-transition: 20% blue remaining. Very good bore with smooth surfaces and its original percussion nipple. Fine steel surfaces with some scattered light wear and discoloration: minor marring to one barrel-flat. The frame with smooth, scroll-engraved, rounded surfaces and a fine gray age-patina: no pitting. Bar hammer percussion mechanism with its original hammer (45% case-colors), a strong mainspring and fine workings. Varnished walnut grips (65% overall) with some loss of finish, minor shrinkage and their steel escutcheons/original retaining screw. A very good example of an American Bar Hammer Percussion Vest Pistol, ca. 1845. Of the type of pistol manufactured by such firms as William W. Marston and the Union Arms Co. of New York, NY. Overall length, 6".

Price: $425.00

A VERY GOOD RECONSTRUCTION-ERA “OTIS SMITH” .32 CAL POCKET REVOLVER, ca. 1870s: In overall very good condition with generally smooth steel-gray surfaces, clear markings and very good ebony grips (one with minor chip). The round, 2 1/2", .32 caliber, rifled and sighted barrel with clear "SMITH’S PATENT/APRIL 15, 1873" on its top. Retains smooth steel-gray surfaces without significant pitting and some minor isolated patches of surface discoloration: good bore with distinct rifling. The steel frame, en suite with matching steel surfaces. Nicely polished Ebony grips with 85%+ finish, sharp contours and some minor chips and light handling marks. In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and hand with good timing. All matching 7XX serial numbers: the hammer and spur-type trigger with finely checkered finials and smooth steel-gray surfaces. The fluted cylinder with matching patina, sharp contours and is of classic “Smith's Patent” design, as "Bored-thru"—--for loading). Very good cylinder-pin with its spring-operated cylinder-catch. A very nice example of a Post American Civil War/Reconstruction Period revolver, ca. 1870s. In very good condition with smooth steel surfaces, some scattered patches of discoloration and light pitting. Overall length, 7".

Price: $300.00

A FINE ALLEN & THURBER DOUBLE ACTION CENTER HAMMER PERCUSSION PISTOL, ca. 1840: In overall fine condition. The .36 caliber, 4", octagonal to round, "Cast Steel" marked barrel with clear "PATENTED" & "1837" markings. Smooth steel gray surfaces with scattered discoloration: a patch of fine pitting. Rounded, scroll-engraved, steel frame with an integral percussion bolster and its original nipple: retains matching, smooth, steel-gray surfaces with some light discoloration. In functional order with a strong mainspring, fine timing and choice engravings. Rounded, varnished walnut grips with smooth surfaces, 55% finish and some light handling marks/wear. In overall fine condition with its original central-mounted "Allen's Patent"marked percussion hammer. Pain, rounded, steel trigger-guard and a "point" engraved steel backstrap. A very nice example of an Allen & Thurber single shot Double Action percussion pistol, ca. 1840. Overall length, 8".

Price: $750.00


A FINE AMERICAN "DERRINGER" PISTOL, ca. 1850s: In overall net fine condition. Sighted, 3", key-fastened, round, .41 caliber, rifled barrel with a casehardened "patent" type, scroll-engraved, two-piece breech. Back-action percussion mechanism with a scroll engraved lock and hammer: the hammer repaired and or possibly associated with refreshed scroll engraving, on its neck. Slotter-type, Derringer-style, Bird's head grip with a sharply checkered butt. Retains its original sharp contours with choice checkering, 95% original finish with very light signs of handling. Scroll engraved nickel-silver mounts of classic, ca. 1850s H. Deringer inspired design. The trigger-guard with an arrowhead finial, the butt with a teardrop end-cap, a replaced shield wrist escutcheon and two (2) barrel-key escutcheons. Matching, decorative, teardrop, side-plate and single sidebolt washer. In overall net fine, mechanically sound condition. The barrel with generally smooth steel-gray-brown surfaces, fine engraving, fine bore and light patches of scattered fine pitting towards the muzzle. The lock with matching smooth surfaces and the noted repair to the hammer: associated nipple. In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring. Very fine stock with untouched surfaces, sharp checkering and 95% original varnish finish. Fine hardware with silver age patina and sharp scroll engraving. A very nice example of a mid 19th century Philadelphia or New York City made "Derringer" pocket pistol, ca. 1850s. A classic style of American pocket pistol, made famous by Henry Deringer. Overall length, 6 1/4".

Price: $1,550.00


A FINE & SCARCE NEW HAVEN ARMS, Co. VOLCANIC "POCKET" MODEL PISTOL, SN 3XX, ca. 1857: A fine and untouched example of a "Pocket Model Volcanic with a sighted, octagonal, 3 1/2" barrel: the top marked "New Haven, Conn. Patent Feb. 14, 1854". Retains smooth steel surfaces with approx. 15% blued finish and some isolated patches of light discoloration. Fine bore with distinct rifling and expected patches of pitting. Fine brass frame without any dings or dents and some isolated light scratches and nicks. In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and lever. Walnut grips with 35%+ original varnish finish with several light handling marks The brass frame/grip-straps and washers have an even, mellowed, mustard-toned age patina with smooth nicely aged surfaces. The barrel, trigger and bullet tube retain 10%-15% original thin bluing; original screws. Traces of case colors on the hammer. Original sights and loading spring. A very nice example of an original Pocket Volcanic .31 caliber Pistol, ca. 1857. The Volcanic was Predecessor to the Henry and Winchester Rifles and examples are infrequently seen, on today's market.

Price: $9,975.00


A VERY GOOD STAGHORN GRIP MID 19TH CENTURY BRASS MOUNTED FRENCH TAKEDOWN CANE-GUN, ca. 1870s: In overall very good untouched condition. The 22", round, .41 caliber, unmarked, smoothbore, barrel with smooth steel surfaces. The breech with 85%, mottled, blued/blackened casehardened surfaces with only some light scattered patches of discoloration: a fine bore. The rounded internal mechanism with its original components: a semi-flush fitting pop-out trigger and internal hammer/firing-pin. In mechanically functional order. Nicely carved natural staghorn grip with a slightly curved outer profile, 85%+ finish and some minor handling marks, abrasions and a tight hairline. In overall very good+ untouched condition with fine edges and smooth richly-toned surfaces. The body/barrel of the cane with its etched brass mounted, black-lacquered wooden “Takedown” housing: retains 95% black lacquer finish with some scattered light abrasions and patches of wear. Of Takedown design, as the last 9 1/2” of the cane’s tip detach to expose the gun’s muzzle. A very nice example of 19th Century European (French) Cane Gun, ca. 1870s. Overall length, 36 1/2".

Price: $1,875.00


A VERY GOOD CONTINENTAL PERCUSSION EMPIRE-TYPE OFFICER'S PISTOL, ca. 1840s: In overall very good+ untouched condition. Complete and original throughout, except for the associated brass tip wooden ramrod. The mounts and mechanism with generally smooth, untouched, steel-gray surfaces, expected signs of use, wear and light discoloration/pitting. The checkered walnut ¾ stock with much of its finish and sharp contours: some minor old hairlines and handling marks/abrasions. Complete with its original percussion nipple. Octagonal, 6 1/2", swamped, micro-rifled, .70 caliber (Musket Bore), Liege proofed, Damascus steel barrel with an integral barrel-tang. Retains 25%+ browned finish with visible Damascus-pattern "Twist" and some expected light discoloration/pitting at the nipple, breech and bolster. Full sidelock Percussion mechanism with a lightly engraved flat hammer and a matching casehardened and engraved lock. Retains steel-gray surfaces with light wear and signs of use. Very good lock with much engraving, sharp contours and its original components. Of early Percussion ignition system design dating to, ca. 1840s. Molded and Carved, nicely figured, burl walnut 3/4-stock with a finely checkered, grip and an Empire-style, flared pommel with an etched steel pommel-cap. Retains 65%+ finish with some minor abrasions, signs of wear and old tight hairlines. In overall very good+ condition with general signs of handling and use: sharp contours and untouched surfaces. Lightly engraved steel mounts with matching surfaces: some scattered light pitting and discoloration. The trigger guard with an etched forward finial and the butt-cap with a lozenge-type pommel-cap, en suite: a single Bat-form sidebolt escutcheon and baluster-turned ramrod pipe. In very good+ condition with smooth surfaces, some isolated patches of light pitting, wear and discoloration. A classic example of an early Rifled Barrel Percussion Officer’s Pistol, ca. 1840s. Overall length, 13 1/2".

Price: SOLD


A VERY GOOD REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD FRENCH DOUBLE BARREL PERCUSSION CONVERSION FLINTLOCK OFFICER'S PISTOL, ca. 1770/1840: In overall very good untouched condition with smooth, dark gunmetal-gray-brown locks and barrels with lightly embossed steel mounts, en suite. Round, pin-fastened, sighted, 5 ½”, .65 caliber, steel barrels with a "hooked" breech/barrel-tang. Rounded unmarked locks with their original percussion hammers—- the left hammer with an old/working period brazed repair. Very good mechanics and untouched, generally smooth surfaces with some wear and rust patination/pitting. Molded and nicely carved, dark, figured walnut fullstock of typical late 18th century French rococo design. Retains 65%+ finish with generally sharp contours. Relief carved around the locks, mounts and a raised floral bouquet at the barrel-tang. Some light scattered handling marks, minor abrasions, tight hairlines, minor shrinkage and a several old repairs- under the left lock and on the edge of the fore-end. Lightly embossed, untouched, steel mounts: a single barrel-form ramrod pipe with baluster turned end and a simple finial, an urn-type finial trigger-guard with a stepped bow, the butt-cap with long side-stirrups and an oval pommel-cap: In overall very good untouched condition with gunmetal-toned steel surfaces with scattered light pitting, wear and discoloration. The stock with extensive silver-wire inlay on its wrist with a silver wire “C.L” owner’s initials. Original button-head iron ramrod. A very nice example of a Double Barrel Percussion Converted French Officer’s Pistol, ca. 1770/1840. Gunsmith “Bolster Converted” to Percussion ignition, ca. 1840. For a similar example, please see G. C. Neumann's: "Battle Weapons...", pg. 259. Overall length, 11".

Price: SOLD


A FINE CIVIL WAR PERIOD H. ASTON US MODEL 1842 US MARTIAL PISTOL, dtd. 1851: In overall fine condition. The regulation, round, 9", smoothbore, .54 caliber barrel with brass blade front sight. The breech with an “US/WN/" and "P" proof/acceptance markings on its top; the left edge: the tang dated 1851 date. Fine lockplate with a clear "US/H. Aston & Co." on its face and "MiddTn Conn 1851" on its tail. Walnut stock with 85% finish and two visible cartouches on its left side, behind the "S"-shaped sideplate. Standard brass hardware, all bearing an "H" inspector's mark. Original "captive" iron ramrod with its bridle. In fine condition with smooth steel, brass and wood surfaces. The iron surfaces are a smooth dark gunmetal/black with light patches of discoloration overall, some minor spotting/pinpricks at the bolster and muzzle. The mechanism is crisp with fine mechanics, a strong mainspring and the markings are clear. Fine stock with very light handling, visible markings, no repair and nearly all of its finish. Overall length 14".

Price: $1,675.00


A VERY GOOD ENGRAVED BELGIAN "APACHE" 6.5 mm PINFIRE PEPPERBOX PISTOL, ca. 1870: In overall very good condition with lightly patinated steel surfaces with very good quality scroll engraving. Complete and original throughout, with its matching steel cleaning/extractor-rod, on the bottom of the grip-strap. In generally god mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring: the trigger-return-spring will not properly function. Simply carved, bag-shaped, Ebonized hardwood grips with a nicely toned age-patina and some scattered light handling marks/abrasions. Central Bar-Hammer, Double-action, Pinfire Mechanism, of classic “Apache” form with a round-top hammer and cluster-type, fluted and engraved, 6.5 mm, "pepperbox" barrels: Liege proofs and very good metal surfaces with distinct scroll engravings. The frame, en suite with its retractable, hinged-type trigger and its original screws with matching contours. In overall very good untouched condition. The frame with generally sharp engraving and some signs of use and wear. Good grips with smooth and aged surfaces with some signs of use, tight hairlines/old repairs and their etched steel washers and retaining-screw. A classic example of a Belgian-made “Apache” Pistol; and a very distinctive style of Continental Pepperbox Pistol of the mid-19th century. The "Apache Pistol" was so named, due to its frequent use by Parisian Street Gangs of the mid-late 19th Century, who were known as, "Apaches". Overall length, 5 1/2".

Price: $725.00


A VERY GOOD & UNUSUAL GERMAN PERCUSSION TRAP GUN, CA. 1810/1850: Made from a recycled Regulation Pattern Prussian Model Flintlock Musket/Fusil with a working period Percussion Conversion and alteration to its current configuration. Reduced, 8”, smoothbore, .72 caliber, band-fastened, iron barrel with untouched, smooth, brown surfaces and a screw fastened barrel-tang. Percussion converted (ca. 1850) lock with matching, smooth, steel-gray surfaces and its correct Percussion hammer (missing its hammer retaining-screw). The face of the lock with a clear, “Pistor a Schmalkalden” maker’s signature, in cursive script characters. The signature of Adam Bernhard Pistor (1759-1818) of Schmalkalden, Saxony (Germany); who was a noted member of the famed “Pistor” gunsmithing family (Please see E. Heer’s: “Der Neue Stockel”, vol. 2, pg. 964-965). Molded and simply carved, beechnut 3/4 stock with generally smooth surfaces, 75% finish and sharp contours. The butt with a wrought iron swivel/loop and the forestock pierced with a hole for the attachment of a yolk. Double set, rear facing triggers (non-functional)— the hooked-shaped “hair”-trigger activated by a pull-cord which would have travelled through a piercing, on the forward portion of the trigger-guard-bow. Recycled, brass, Musket-type trigger-guard with a filled sling-swivel stud-hole and an iron trigger-plate. A raised, ”S”-shaped, brass sideplate; two (2) iron sidebolts and iron band fastenings: the bands and trigger-guard marked with various military inspector’s marks. In overall very good untouched condition with some expected signs of use, wear and minor abrasions to the stock. The lock with a strong mainspring and fine smooth gunmetal surfaces with crisp markings: will not hold on cocked positions, as the double-set triggers need adjustment. A scarce and unusual mid-19th century German trap gun made from a Percussion Converted Regulation Pattern German Flintlock Musket/fusil, ca. 1810/1850. Overall length, 15 1/2“.

Price: $575.00


A GOOD+ AMERICAN CIVIL WAR PERIOD SMITH & WESSON MODEL No. 1 2nd ISSUE REVOLVER, ca. 1865: In overall good+ untouched condition. Sighted, 3 3/16", octagonal, .22 "short" caliber, rifled barrel with untouched steel-gray surfaces and a clear "SMITH & WESSON SPRINGFIELD MASS" marking, on its top flat. The bore with distinct rifling and some expected patches of pitting/discoloration and signs of use. Very good 7-shot cylinder with matching smooth steel-gray surfaces and a very clear Patent marking. The silver-plated brass frame with 25%-35& Silver Plated finish, generally sharp contours, signs of use and wear. Fine dark colored Rosewood grips with smooth surfaces, 85%+ finish and a tight metal-to-wood fit. Spur-type trigger. The heel of the grip with a 84,XXX serial number. In overall good+, untouched, mechanically sound condition with fine timing; and sharp metal and wood surfaces. Some expected signs of use and a nice example of classic Smith & Wesson Model No. 1 2nd type revolver, ca. 1865. Overall length, 7 1/2".

Price: $500.00


A VERY FINE 20th CENTURY COLT BUNTLINE HOLSTER, ca. 1970: In overall very fine untouched condition with smooth, redish brown, leather surfaces tight stitching and clear “Hunter” markings, on the brass buttons. Retains its original smooth brown finish, without crazing or significant blemishes: some minor water stains with a supple texture. In overall very fine condition with sharp contours and little evidence of wear. Retains its original brass buttons marked with a Hunter Co. Logo. A very nice example of a 20th Century Buntline type Holster, ca. 1970. Overall length, 14”.

Price: $125.00


A VERY GOOD+ AMERICAN CIVIL WAR PERIOD SMITH & WESSON MODEL No. 1 2nd ISSUE REVOLVER, ca. 1865 (SN 60,XXX): In overall very good+ near fine untouched condition. The sighted, standard length, 3 3/16", octagonal, .22 "short" caliber, rifled, blued barrel with 55%+ mottled finish and some scattered light salt & pepper/rust-scale, on one side. Clear "SMITH & WESSON SPRINGFIELD MASS" marking, on its top flat and a very fine cylinder face with deeply blued surfaces (95%) and sharp Patent markings. Fine silver-plated (95%), brass frame with sharp contours, some light patches of wear and minor abrasions/scratches. 7-shot, cylinder with fine+ surfaces. Choice, burl Rosewood grips with smooth surfaces, 85%+ finish and a tight metal-to-wood fit. Spur-type, blued trigger and blued cylinder-pin: the heel of the grip/frame with a 60,XXX serial No. In overall very good+/fine, untouched condition—the mechanism with fine timing, though the cylinder-stop-spring defective. Sharp metal and wood surfaces with some expected signs of light use. A nice and early example of classic Smith & Wesson Model No. 1 2nd type revolver, ca. 1865. Overall length, 7 1/2".

Price: $575.00


A VERY FINE 20TH CENTURY TOOLED LEATHER HOLSTER & BULLET-BELT, ca. 1960: In overall very fine condition with choice Brown leather surfaces. The holster with a finely tooled embossed Basket Weave Pattern with a matching leather belt with numerous loops for bullets and its nickel-finished buckle. The unmarked and the holster with a "HAND MADE BY VIKING MEXICO" marking. In overall very fine condition with supple, leather surfaces and light evidence of use. A very fine holster and bandolier for the display of a Colt SAA or for the Cowboy Action Shooter.

Price: $250.00


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