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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: SOLD

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 “DAVE LANARA” PROFESSIONALLY RESTORED COLT MDL. 1873 SAA “PEACEMAKER” REVOLVER w/ FACTORY LETTER, MANUF. 1880: In overall excellent professionally restored condition, by Dave Lanara. The blued (99%) sighted, 7 1/2", round, .45 caliber, rifled barrel: excellent with sharp rifling and the barrel-top with a sharp “Colt” barrel address. Deep, plumb-purple, color-casehardened hammer and frame with sharp contours; nearly 100% finish with vivid case-colors and clear Patent markings. The fluted cylinder, en suite with deeply blued (99%+), smooth surfaces and matching serial numbers. The American, Black walnut grips with 99%+ oil finish, sharp contours and virtually no signs of wear. The right side of the frame with a “PAT. Sept. 19, 1871/July 2 72-Jan 19, 75" Colt patent dates: (44,XXX) serial numbers-- indicate 1880 manufacture and confirmed by an accompanying Colt Factory Letter made to the “Kopec-endorsed” Professional Colt Restorer, Mr. Dave Lanara. In overall mechanically sound and very tight condition with a strong mainspring and excellent timing. Retains professionally restored, steel and wooden surfaces with sharp markings and contours. The blued trigger-guard, ejecting rod, loading-gate and back-strap with matching surfaces: the trigger-guard with a “45 CAL.” marking. An excellent Professionally Restored, early production (1880) Antique/Black Powder, .45 caliber Colt Model 1873 Single Action Army/Peacemaker Revolver. Professionally restored to near unused condition by Dave Lanara and accompanied by a Colt Factory Letter to him, indicating that the pistol was originally shipped to Kittredge & Co. of Cincinnati, OH, on Mar. 8, 1880.

Price: HOLD



A SCARCE CIVIL WAR PERIOD US MODEL 1855 PISTOL-CARBINE w/ SHOULDER STOCK: In overall fine condition. The regulation, round, band-fastened, 12", rifled, .58 caliber barrel with its front sight and its leaf-type rear sight: fine bore and nipple. The breech with clear Eagle Head, “US” and "P" proof-marks on its top the left edge: the barrel-tang dated 1855. Fine Model 1855 lockplate with a clear Spread Eagle & "US/SPRINGFIELD" markings, on the face of the Maynard Tape Primer Cover and clear 1856 date, on its tail. In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring, its original (functioning) priming device, Percussion Hammer and nipple. Fine timing and very nice steel surfaces with clear markings and some expected signs of use and wear. American Walnut stock with 75% finish, some scattered handling marks, sins of use and two worn cartouches, on its left side, behind the sidebolts. Regulation, US Mdl. 1855 brass and iron hardware with various inspector's marks and an “11” marking, on the heel of the butt-cap. The iron backstrap with its rectangular keyhole for the attachment of the shoulder-stock and the butt-cap and barrel-band with their sling-swivels. Original "captive" iron ramrod with its steel bridle and screw. In fine condition with smooth steel, brass and wood surfaces, some scattered handling marks, abrasions and signs of use. The iron surfaces with a smooth steel-gray patina with light patches of discoloration and some spotting/pinpricks, at the bolster and nipple. Complete with its matching and original, US Model 1855, Carbine type, Detachable Shoulder-Stock with a “US” marked buttplate and a its brass and steel collar with its spring-attachment for the grip-strap. Retains matching, dark, walnut surfaces with scattered handling marks, abrasions and 75% finish. A very nice and Complete example of an US Model 1855 Pistol-Carbine with its original Detachable Shoulder-Stock. The US Mdl. 1855 has the distinction of being only one of three types of Pistols to be produced at the Springfield Armory. A scarce American Civil War Period Pistol/Carbine that was issued to such Union/US Cavalry Units as the 1st and 2nd Cavalry. Overall length 17 3/4" (pistol) w/ stock 28 1/4”.

Price: $8,875.00



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 VERY GOOD+ & EARLY COLT MODEL 1848 “BABY DRAGOON” POCKET PISTOL, Manuf. in 1847: In overall very good+ condition. The scarce, 3 inch, .31 caliber, octagonal, rifled, barrel with its brass, front sight and a visible two-line "Address SamL Colt/New York City" barrel-address, on the top barrel-flat. Casehardened frame: marked with a clear "Colt's Patent", on the side of the casehardened frame and correctly made without a loading-lever assembly. The hammer with matching steel-gray surfaces and the square-back, brass trigger-guard and back-strap with lightly toned smooth surfaces. Very Fine, one-piece, varnished walnut grip with choice surfaces, 85% finish and some light signs of use. In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring, very fine timing and all matching serial numbers (1,9xx) including the wedge. The five-shot cylinder with oval stops, (faint) serial numbers, Patent markings and traces of the “Texas Ranger” Cylinder Scene. Sharp contours and all matching serial numbers. In very good+ condition with smooth steel-gray iron surfaces, sharp contours, fine screws and clear markings. The barrel and frame with light signs of wear and use: very good bore and rifling. Tight cylinder with its original nipples and matching steel-gray surfaces: some isolated patches of light salt & pepper. A well preserved example of a Scarce Colt Model 1848 “Baby Dragoon” Pocket Pistol, manuf. the first year of production, in 1847. This small-sized Colt Percussion Revolver was the first of Colt’s attempts to produce a small-size Pocket revolver with his New Frame design. It was quickly replaced by the Company’s improved “1849 Pocket Model”; and was manufactured for only two years with a total production of approx. 15,000 revolvers.

Price: $7,775.00



A FINE DOUBLE BARREL OVER & UNDER PERCUSSION TRAVALLING PISTOL, ca. 1850: In overall fine+ condition. The 3 1/4", round, .44 caliber, turn-off, steel barrels with smooth steel-gray, Damascus surfaces. The undersides with “18” assembly numbers and the left side of the frame with a Liege black-powder proofmark: the breeches also marked with “Crown/U” markings. Finely scroll engraved central hammer boxlock mechanism with both of its original hammers, triggers and nipples. In mechanically functional order with strong mainsprings, fine timing and functional triggers. The frame with a vine scroll pattern engraving and smooth steel-gray surfaces, en suite with the barrels. Engraved iron trigger-guard with a minor, old, brazed repair. Molded and carved, bag-type, hardwood grip with 95%+ finish, sharp contours and some light handling marks. A very nice example of a classic mid-19th Century Continental Double Barrel O/U Percussion Travelling-Pistol, ca. 1850. Overall length, 9".

Price: $750.00



A VERY FINE CIVIL WAR ERA COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET PISTOL, Manuf. in 1861: In overall very fine untouched condition. The four inch, .31 caliber, octagonal, deeply rifled, blued (75%) barrel with its post-type, brass, front sight and a clear "Address Col. SamL Colt New York City" address, on the top barrel-flat. Casehardened frame and loading lever assembly (65%+ case-colors) marked with a clear "Colt's Patent", on the side of the frame: the hammer with matching casehardened surfaces. Silver plated Brass trigger-guard and back-strap with approx. 45%+ silver-plate. Very Fine+ varnished walnut grips with smooth surfaces, 95% finish and some minor abrasions and light signs of use. In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring, excellent timing and all Matching serial numbers (188,xxx) including the wedge. The six-shot cylinder with matching numbers, clear Patent markings and 95%+ of its Stagecoach Hold-up Cylinder Scene. Sharp contours and some very light wear. In overall very fine, all matching, untouched condition. The barrel and frame with most of their finish, smooth surfaces, sharp markings and some very light wear/use. Very Fine, tight cylinder with 95% of its cylinder scene, 65%+ blue, a clear "Colt's Patent" marking and all of its original nipples. A very fine example of an American Civil War Period Colt Model 1849 Pocket Pistol, manuf. 1861. A very well preserved example of this classic Colt Percussion Revolver.

Price: $2,775.00



A FINE & SCARCE ENGLISH TRANSITIONAL PERCUSSION REVOLVER, by “MANTON”, ca. 1845: In overall fine+ untouched condition with choice, Blued and Casehardened, steel surfaces with sharp contours. Complete and original throughout and of early transitional form (from pepperbox to true revolver). Scroll engraved grip-strap with smooth steel surfaces. In mechanical functional order with fine timing, a strong mainspring and a smooth action. Finely checkered, bag-shaped, walnut grips with sharp contours and a nicely toned age-patina. Color Casehardened, Central Bar-Hammer, Double-action, Percussion Mechanism, of classic English form. 85%+ casehardened finish on the hammer and plain cylinder with thread-engraved border: marked overall with Birmingham Black powder proof-marks. In fine+ condition with choice metal surfaces and fine scroll engraved side-panels, a matching grip-strap, butt-cap and trigger-guard. The Deeply Blued (85%), 5 3/4”, .36 caliber, deeply rifled barrel with much of its deeply blued “hard-type” finish. Marked on the top of the barrel with a plagiarized/spurious “MANTON LONDON” “maker’s” marking for the noted London Gunsmith, Joseph Manton (1766-1835). Rounded, steel frame with sharp scroll engraving, en suite with the mounts. In overall fine+ untouched condition. The frame with sharp engraving, 85% finish and minor signs of use. Fine backstrap with light wear to its finish and matching engraving. The grips with sharp checkering and very fine surfaces with 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 fine quality Birmingham made “MANTON” Transitional Pepperbox-type Revolver, ca. 1845. Overall length, 12 1/2".

Price: $2,575.00



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 “SOUTHERNER” .41 CAILBER RIMFIRE DERRINGER, ca. 1867: In overall very good condition with a strong mainspring, fine timing and a very good bore. Manufactured by the Merrimack Arms Company of Newburyport, Mass., U.S.A., ca. 1867 and marked on the right side of the 2 ½”, octagonal barrel with an 1867 dtd. Patent marking: the barrel-top with a clear “SOUTHERNER” marking. Very good, figured, Rosewood grips with 75%+ finish and some light wear from handling/use. Nicely toned brass frame and grip-strap with a fine mellowed age-patina: the base with SN 8,4XX. In overall very good+ condition.

Price: $750.00


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 AMERICAN CIVIL WAR PERIOD SMITH & WESSON MODEL No. 1 2nd ISSUE REVOLVER, ca. 1865: In overall very good condition. Sighted, 3 3/16", octagonal, .22 "short" caliber, rifled barrel with untouched blued (75%) steel surfaces and a clear "SMITH & WESSON SPRINGFIELD MASS" marking, on its top flat. The bore with distinct rifling and some expected patches of light discoloration and signs of use. Very good 7-shot cylinder with matching smooth steel-gray surfaces and a visible Patent marking. The silver-plated brass frame with 50%-65% Silver Plated finish, generally sharp contours, light 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 49,XXX serial number. In overall very good, untouched, mechanically sound condition with good 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. 1863. Overall length, 7 1/2".

Price: $575.00


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 VERY GOOD AMERICAN CIVIL WAR COLT 4th MODEL 1851 NAVY REVOLVER & CIVIL WAR DISCHARGE PAPERS, SN 118,XXX (Manuf. 1862): In overall very good condition. The 7 1/2 octagonal, .36 caliber, barrel with clear "Address SamL Colt New York City U. S. America." marking on the top flat—some holster wear, at the muzzle-tip. The iron Frame with smooth, steel-gray, mottled surfaces and evidence of light cleaning: several replaced screws. The cylinder, en suite with gunmetal surfaces and all of its nipples. Walnut grips with a tight fit, 50%+ finish, sharp contours and fine surfaces. The brass back-strap with mustard-toned surfaces; and the “large bow” trigger-guard with a matching brass patina. The frame with a worn/visible "Colt's Patent" marking and the barrel with a clear address. The underside of trigger-guard, the loading-lever, and the heel of the grip with matching 118,XXX serial numbers: indicating 1862 Manufacture. The loading lever with mottled steel-gray surfaces; and the hammer and trigger with some finish. In overall very good mechanically sound condition with a strong mainspring and fine timing. A very nice, Civil War Period Colt Model 1851 Navy. Together with a framed original Civil War Discharge Paper for “Lewis King” of the New York 5th Cavalry Regiment; and according the previous owner these were together at the time he acquired the Pistol. An interesting American Civil War Grouping which possibly could be researched further.

Price: $1,975.00


A VERY GOOD PERCUSSION-CONVERTED FRENCH FLINTLOCK OFFICER’S PISTOL, by “RENETTE”, ca. 1820/40: In fine percussion-converted condition with a Crown/“A.R.” (Stockel No. 8127) marked breech and a very good bore. Smooth, lightly patinated, steel surfaces with generally sharp contours and clear markings. Flared, Damascus pattern/twist-steel (75%), key-fastened, sighted, 5”, .60 caliber, smoothbore barrel with an “A.R” maker’s mark and a Paris City Control Mark: the marking that of Albert Renette of Paris, France, who worked at 50 rue Popincourt, 1809-1834 and was “Gunmaker & Barrel Marker to the King”. (Please see E. Heer’s: “Der Neue Stockel”, vol. 2, pg. 1028) Fine, walnut, 3/4 stock with 75%+ finish, sharp contours and some light scattered handling marks, minor abrasions and stains. Plain iron hardware/mounts with sharp contours, a tight metal-to-wood fit and some scattered light surface-discoloration/patination. Drum & Nipple, percussion converted (ca. 1840) mechanism, in functional order with a strong mainspring and fine timing: nipple slightly crushed. Unmarked rounded lockplate with the remnants of the brass powder-pan: filled holes from the removed frizzen and frizzen-spring. Fine steel surfaces with some light scattered patches of discoloration and staining. In overall fine condition. Complete with both of its sidebolts and its original button-head, iron ramrod. A very nice example of a Percussion Converted, Empire Period French Officer’s Pistol, ca. 1820/40. Overall length 10 1/2". .

Price: $650.00


A GOOD GOLD RUSH ERA ENGLISH PERCUSSION PEPPERBOX PISTOL, ca. 1840s: In overall good condition. Six (6) shot, .34 caliber, 3", cluster-type, fluted, Pepperbox barrels with Birmingham (post 1813) Blackpowder proof-marked breeches. Very good barrels with untouched, russet-toned, steel surfaces, clear proof-marks and some scattered discoloration and light salt & pepper pitting. Generally sharp contours with very good bores and their original nipples. Scroll engraved, rounded frame with matching steel surfaces with some light pitting and blemishes: the left side-panel a replacement with a coarsely engraved scroll. Bar-type Percussion hammer with matching mottled surfaces; and the Double-Action Percussion mechanism slightly out of timing, as will not properly index/advance the barrel-cluster. Scroll-engraved, iron, grip-strap and butt-cap finial, en suite with the frame, the top of the hammer and the trigger-guard. Retains lightly pitted, untouched, steel surfaces with some wear to the engraving. Very good Rosewood grips with nicely figured, smooth surfaces, 75% varnish/finish with some scattered handling marks and abrasions. A nice example of a Gold Rush English Percussion Pepperbox Pistol, ca. 1840s. Overall length, 8 1/2".

Price: $675.00


A VERY GOOD PERCUSSION-CONVERTED US Mdl. 1836 “A. WATERS” FLINTLOCK PISTOL, Dtd. 1837: In very good percussion-converted condition with a well-marked breech and a very good bore. Smooth, lightly patinated, steel surfaces with generally sharp contours and clear markings. Sighted, iron, band-fastened, 8 1/2”, .54 caliber, smoothbore barrel of standard regulation US Mdl. 1836 dimensions with "US", "JCS" & "P" markings, on the left side of the breech. Very good, American Black walnut, 3/4 stock with 75%+ finish, sharp contours, an oval cartouche and some light scattered handling marks, minor abrasions and stains. Regulation Model 1836 iron hardware with some scattered surface-discoloration and fine pitting. Drum & Nipple, percussion converted (ca. 1850) mechanism, in functional order with a strong mainspring: slightly out of timing, as lacking its ½ cocked position. The rounded lockplate marked with a slightly worn “A. Waters/MILBURY. MS./1837" marking, under the remnants of the brass powder-pan: filled holes from the removed frizzen and frizzen-spring. Very good steel surfaces with some scattered patches of discoloration and staining. In overall very good condition. The stock, barrel and hardware with visible markings and a very good bore. Complete with both of its sidebolts, its blued (65%+) trigger, and its original bridled, button-head, iron ramrod. A very nice example of an early dated, Mexican-American/Civil War Era, Percussion Converted, US Model 1836 Pistol, by A. Waters, dtd. 1837. Overall length 14". The US Model 1836 was the last US Model of Flintlock Pistol produced; and it saw extensive service in both the Mexican American War and the American Civil War. It is also considered by many Antique Gun collectors to be the best built and most attractive of the US Single-Shot Martial Pistols.

Price: $775.00


A VERY GOOD+ AMERICAN PERCUSSION DERRINGER, ca. 1850s: In overall (net) very good+/fine condition. Sighted, 3", key-fastened, round, .41 caliber, rifled barrel with a casehardened "patent" type, scroll-engraved, two-piece breech. Unsigned, scroll-engraved, back-action percussion mechanism with an engraved lock and hammer: the hammer with a chipped spur. H. Deringer-style, Bird's head grip with a sharply checkered butt. Retains sharp contours with fine checkering, 90%+ finish with light signs of handling. Scroll engraved nickel-silver mounts of classic, ca. 1850s design. The trigger-guard with a pineapple finial, the butt with a teardrop end-cap, a shield-type wrist escutcheon and two (2) barrel-key escutcheons. Matching, decorative, teardrop, side-plate with its sidebolt: the muzzle-tip missing its triangular inlay. In overall (net) very good+/fine condition. The barrel with smooth steel-gray-brown surfaces, fine engraving, a fine bore/distinct rifling and light patches of scattered discoloration. The lock with matching, smooth, steel surfaces and the noted missing/chipped hammer-spur: will not hold on cocked postions. Very fine stock with untouched surfaces, sharp checkering and 90%+ varnish finish: minor abrasions, at muzzle. Fine hardware with a pleasing silver-toned age patina and sharp scroll engraving. A very nice example of a mid-19th century Philadelphia style American made "Deringer" pocket pistol, ca. 1850s. A classic American pocket pistol of the California Gold Rush Era. Overall length, 7".

Price: $1,000.00


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 VICTORIAN PERIOD COMMERCIALLY MANUFACTURED MODEL 1842 “COAST GUARD SERVICES” PERCUSSION PISTOL, ca. 1845: In very good untouched condition. Regulation pattern, Round, pin-fastened, iron, .66 caliber, smoothbore, 6" barrel with two (2) post 1813-Type, Birmingham, Commercial-type, Blackpowder proofmarks. Model-type Walnut fullstock with molded and carved contours, some scattered handling marks, age-stains and 90%+ varnish finish: an old, open, age/stress-crack, on the left side of the forestock. The lock with its rounded Percussion hammer and flat lockplate: the face of the lock with a Victorian Crown marking and the tail marked “TOWER”. In very good condition with some wear, scattered discoloration, surface-oxidation, rusting, pitting and signs of use: in mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring, its orginal nipple and fine timing. Full brass & iron furniture/mounts: the brass cup-type butt-cap with a flat base and a piercing for its (missing) lanyard-ring. The trigger-guard with rounded finials. A single barrel-type ramrod pipe and a sidebolt escutcheon-plate with its iron (rusted) sidebolt. Complete with its bridled/captive iron ramrod with untouched rust-stained/patinated surfaces. The iron surfaces of the barrel and lock with a dark, untouched age-patina with scattered discoloration and pitting. Good+ stock with 90%+ of its varnish, some scattered handling marks, sharp contours and the noted open stress-crack. Fine hardware with untouched surfaces with a deeply toned patina. Overall length 12 1/2". A nice example of a Commercially Manufactured Victorian Period English Model 1842 Coast Guard Pistol, ca. 1845. For similar examples, please see H. Blackmore’s: “British Military Firearms 1650-1850”, pg. 223.

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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