Little John’s Auction Service, Inc. Addendum February 2010 Lot 7 Out Lot 18 Late Addition‐ Flintlock musketoon or carbine in British style for colonial forces. Shows Arabic or Persian cartouche on lock. .69 caliber with brass mounts and captured ramrod. Saddle ring bar on left, fair to good condition. Mid 19th century. Est: $500 ‐ $1,000 Lot 51 One matching original magazine and 1 extra X marked extra original spare mag. Lot 279 Correct Description‐Original oil painting on canvas of George Armstrong Custer in fringe buckskin scout shirt with eagle buttons and wearing Stetson, signed Juan Menchala, dated 1969. Measuring approx. 24”(h) by 20”(w) nicely framed and in fine condition. Provenance Butterfield and Butterfield, 1990’s. Est: $1,000 ‐ $3,000. Lot 473 Late Addition‐ Sharps model 1859, .52 caliber military rifle with 30" barrel, iron patchbox, serial #38517. The rifle is in near relic condition with heavy rust and patina. Lock and serial #'s visible. Stock rough but sound. Some light to heavy pitting overall. Rear sight leaves missing, base intact. Will cock, but action won't open. An out of the attic estate piece that may research well through available serial number lists. $700 ‐ $1,400 Lot 504 Late Addition‐Important documentary and pictorial record of the Rochester Ordinance District, compiled by District Chief, Colonel Frank J. Atwood including an oversized 14”x 12” notebook with approx. 85 original WW II period photos of Colonel Atwood with various military and civilian dignitaries involved in the war effort and many photos showing famous weapons manufactured for the services including the M2 .50 caliber Browning Machine Gun; the M‐7 tank built by the American Locomotive Company for use in North Africa; National Postal Meter Co. photos of M‐1 carbine production; ceremony of Savage Arms Company’s production of the one millionth sub‐machine gun production (including photo of production line with rows of Savage sub‐machine guns; photos of an Ordinance display of tanks and weaponry at the Washington Park in Rochester, New York; photos of the final 155 mm M2 gun and carriage produced at the American Locomotive Co. plant and acceptance of the one millionth Springfield Model 1903‐ A3 at Remington Arms Co. Also included is a copy of two exploded views of the Colt Model M .32 and .380 semi‐auto th pistol in old shipping tube and a wood display block with brass plaque stating “300,000 .45 cal. Automatic pistol produced by the Ithaca Gun Company presented to Col. F.J. Atwood Chief of the Rochester Ordinance District May 19, 1945” (pistol not included). A historic collection of WW II documents, photos and mementos that belongs in a military museum of serious collector’s inventory. Est.: $1,500‐$3,000. Lot 505 Late Addition‐ American Revolutionary War musket made from model 1763 Charleyville with American made New England style stock. Sheet brass ramrod pipes and hand‐forged crude ramrod. Buttplate modified from Brown Bess. Original flintlock with resurfaced frizen. Heavy, almost black patina. Repairs and losses to stock. Out of attic condition. Letter of appraisal from noted antique dealer included. Bored or shot out to almost .80 caliber, smooth. Just the type our Revolutionary forces assembled from parts on hand and carried home and used as a fowler. Est: $3,000 ‐ $6,000 th Lot 513 Late Addition‐ Beautifully etched, gold washed and niter blued presentation sword circa early 19 century; approx. 37‐1/2” overall with an approx. 31‐1/2” blade, brass cross guard and pommel with ivory grip. The blade has an etched panel with the inscription “His Excellency Caleb Strong”. This sword is in overall very good to excellent condition with approx. 90% of its original niter blue and approx. 95% of its original gold wash in patriotic etchings on both sides of the blade. The ivory grip shows mellow toning and several slight age cracks. Caleb Strong was the sixth and tenth governor of Massachusetts. He was a delegate to the Constitutional Congress that drafted our Constitution but was not a signor. He was born January 9, 1745, and died November 7, 1819. He had a long career in State politics and was involved with the Mass. Militia. He may have carried or used this unusual sword in a State function. An outstanding blade (no scabbard) that should be further researched. Est.: $1,500‐$3,000. Lot 514 Late Addition‐ European carved ivory handled trousse or knife and fork set circa 1600’s‐1700’s, both approx. 9” overall with two prong fork and rounded blade knife with two star hallmark; the carved ivory handles show two different erotic poses of a man and woman; the knife’s handle shows a mellow patina with a small age crack that extends from the hilt upward approx. halfway up the grip; the fork ivory handle also has a pleasing patina and also shows a slight age crack from the hilt upward approx. 1” in a “V” formation. A well‐accomplished early carved set, th th possibly Mastrich, Holland where this type ivory carving was popular in the 17 and 18 centuries. Est.: $1,500‐ $3,000. Lot 515 Late Addition‐ Smith & Wesson #2 Army, .32 caliber rimfire, blue finish, ivory grips, in original W. Kidder case. Serial # 7354. The pistol remains in original fine condition with 92‐96% original bright commercial blue finish with beautifully aged period ivory grips, also near fine condition just showing slight yellowing and minor "checking" on the bottoms. The hammer shows 50% dulling case colors. The pistol is contained within a near fine original "W. Kidder" marked case with 1854 patent date. The case shows original brownish colored velveteen with two compartment covers retained, original bone‐ivory pulls and proper cleaning rod. The outside of the case is very good plus to near fine and shows brass corners and fittings. A fine Smith & Wesson in a rare original casing. From a major New England collection that arrived late. Est: $7,000 ‐ $14,000 Lot 516 Late Addition‐ Colt Single Action Army Revolver, .45 caliber 5‐1/2" barrel, nickel finish, wood grips, serial #109248 with "L. Gallatin & Co Cheyenne Wyoming Territory" marked holster. The Colt shows approx. 95‐98% old renickeled finish and barrel shortened from 7‐1/2" to 5‐1/2". The markings and patent dates are legible and fairly sharp. The grips are refinished nicely. The interior is good. The nickel is old and probably 19th century and shows some creeping rust, erosion, and slight pinprick pitting in those areas where the nickel has lifted. The holster shows repairs and rebacking with good marking. An interesting 1880's period rig which has been together all its life as the holster is for a 7‐1/2" barrel (This Colt's original length). From a local estate, this single action has never been lettered from the factory. Est: $3,000 ‐ $6,000 Lot 517 Late Addition‐ Framed original color oil painting by noted Western artist Russ Vickers entitled “Run for the Backfire” showing two mounted riders and a chuck wagon racing ahead of a prairie fire to reach the protection of the back fire. Image size is approx. 23” x 35”. The scene is extremely well‐executed showing great action in the running horses, detailed cowboys and real life fire. This painting would display beautifully in any Western theme room or office. Priced in Scottsdale, Arizona Galleries in this size above $12,000. Est.: $4,000‐$8,000. Lot 526 Late Addition‐Unique fowling piece/Cane Gun of French origin stamped "A I Peffin". This oddity features a beautifully made fowling piece of approx. 20 ga. percussion measuring 35" overall with 22" bbl. in stock. The bbl removes from patent breech and doubles as a shaft for cane. the cane handle is carved horn with a decorated steel overlay of dog. The stock is finely carved with portrait of bearded man at pistol grip with beautiful checkering at wrist. Near fine condition with 90% brown on bbl, bright finish steel mounts, fine to excellent stock. Unusual trigger safety. A 1 of a kind Cane‐Gun and Oddity Fowler. Est. $6,000‐12,000 Lot 527 Late Addition‐Large frame Dumantier SxS percussion knife Pistol with seldom found original leather sheath, 9mm cal., 3 1/2" barrels, 9" blade between the two barrels with the right side of the blade stamped "Dumantier Fila Garantifed" and "Government", iron construction, fluted horn grip, approx. 13 1/2" overall with leather sheath mounted with an iron throat & tip. This oddity knife pistol is in overall very good to excellent condition showing a bright finish to the blade & barrels with scattered light points of erosion and pin prick pitting, sharp markings, crisp action that includes a single folding trigger that releases the hammers one at a time. Iron cross guard, very good fluted horn grip. The center blade is of spear point configuration and grooved on both sides to permit firing of the barrels. The sheath is in overall very good condition showing slight stitching separation at the throat & a couple small losses but otherwise complete. A very rare oddity combination knife pistol in the seldom found large frame variation with unique markings. Est. $5,000‐8,000 Lot 528 Late Addition‐Cased engraved and Gold washed large frame brass DA Pinfire Revolver, 11mm cal., 6 1/4" round barrel, raised carved Ebony grips, #10178. This gun is in overall excellent condition showing relief vine & flower engraving on the frame, cylinder, barrel and trigger guard, Belgian proofs, approx. 60% Gold wash over brass remaining, steel hammer & trigger, lanyard ring in butt, swing down loading gate, excellent raised carved Ebony grips in vine and flower motif that matches the engraving on the gun. Crisp action, good bore, ejector rod retained. The leather covered wood case is in very good condition measuring approx. 14" x 6" x 3" with brass presentation plaque on lid marked "P. Bastien" and trimmed in brass tacks, the interior shows its original red material lining with two compartments with lids and shows only slight wear from the recoil shield, a functioning key is also present. A seldomly found variation of a large frame pinfire revolver with an inscription on the lid that may be researchable. Est. $5,000‐8,000 Lot 530 Late Addition‐Original oil painting on canvas showing rampaging Indian braves signed Don Prechtel dated 1968, approximately 20” high by 24” wide, nicely framed and matted. Needs some slight cleaning and minor conservation. Don Prechtel is one of the Northwest’s most recognized artists who is well known for his Civil War scenes and western depictions and is recognized throughout the United States. His work is housed in many prominent collections and museums. Est.: $1,500‐$3,000. Lot 536 Interesting set of double barrel 410 gauge exposed hammer shotguns by Watson and Jeffrey. The guns are contained within a period luggage type case with “Watson Bros. Old Bond St., London” dealers trade label in lid showing Watson’s appointment to “The Sultan of Turkey”. Gun #1: Marked Watson Bros. on locks and barrels and engraved sleeved by J. Roberts and Son, London. Shows 3‐1/4” and later British proofs for smokeless powder originally black powder proofed for 2‐1/2” shells. The gun measures 44 1/4” overall with 27‐7/8” barrels, weighs only 4 pounds, 10 ounces and measures 14” to end of wood from front trigger and nearly 15” to end of hard rubber pad with two spacers. The barrels show approx. 90% toning old English re‐finish with slight losses. Locks and frame have drifted to grey‐brown. Stock has been professionally re‐freshed. Locks up tight and bores are bright. Shows just minor use since professional restoration possibly by J. Roberts when modernized, serial #1751. Gun #2: Marked S. R. Jeffrey on both locks and S.R. Jeffrey, Guildford on barrel. Barrels measure 26” and gun 42‐1/2” overall; 14‐1/4” from front trigger to end of wood and 14‐7/8” to end of checkered horn butt plate which extends the pull approx. one half inch. The gun shows black powder proofs and chambers have been lengthened but not re‐proofed. The gun weighs approx. 4 pounds, 11 ounces. The barrels show approx. 90%‐95% toning English restored blue finish, locks have gone to a silvery gray and stocks professionally re‐freshed. The actions are crisp, locks up tight and bores bright, serial #5476. The pair are contained within an original to the period leather covered luggage type case. The interior is lined in red baize or felt and shows an impressive label. The exterior of the case is fair only with some damage to leather and stitching opening with leather peeling back. The interior of the case is very good plus condition. An unusual set which was associated and marketed by Watson who was a well known London maker circa 1890 to the turn‐of‐the Century. Est.: $7,500 ‐ $15,000. Lot 538 Late Addition‐ Rare and Desirable pinfire “Baby” LeMat two barrel pistol consisting of a 9‐shot 8mm cal. Revolver and a .410 gauge smoothbore lower barrel with the revolver octagon upper barrel measuring 4‐1/4” and the lower round barrel measuring 2‐1/2”, blue finish, checkered wood grips, #36. This gun is in overall good condition showing traces of original blue in protected areas; barrel marked “sys LeMat” on the left side barrel flat, “J.F. Bouery Canal & Cie a Paris” on the top flat and “Bte S.G.D.G.” on the right barrel flat. The balance of the metal surfaces has gone to an even light grey patina with scattered light pin prick pitting; crisp action including the hammer selector lever, barrel, trigger and frame matching serial #s, ramrod numbered “62” but matching in condition with the rest of the gun. The bores should clean to good, the grips are good overall. The LeMat was a favorite of Confederate Officers during the Civil War. The large frame LeMat was produced in Paris, France and Birmingham, England with less than 3,000 manufactured. The “Baby” LeMat’s production has been estimated at only 100 manufactured. Very seldomly offered for sale with less than a dozen known to collectors. Est.: $20,000‐$40,000. Lot 539 Late Addition‐Original oil on canvas showing American Indian brave with trade‐ type musket in full regalia signed Don Prechtel, dated 1968, approximately 20” high by 24” wide, nicely framed and matted. The artwork is in good condition. The reverse of the stretcher bar is inscribed from Don Prechtel to the buyer. Prechtel is a very well recognized artist who is famous for his Civil War and western scenes and who currently resides in the northwest. Est.: $1,500‐$3,000. Lot 544 Late Addition‐ Winchester model 1892 special order rifle with factory 22" full round barrel, full mag, checkered pistol gripped stock, serial #378937. This scarce shorter than standard rifle is in .25‐20 caliber and retains 75‐85% original blue overall with most of the loss of finish on the frame. The stocks are very good with fairly sharp checkering and a few minor marks in the wood. The markings are sharp, action tight. A nice rifle and the only pistol gripped checkered short rifle we have seen in a long while. Est: $1,500 ‐ $3,000 Lot 571 This knife was found with a broken blade and was professionally restored by Hugh Hayes who disclosed this fact when he displayed the piece. We have just ascertained this information and want to inform perspective buyers of its excellent restoration. Lot 580 Late Addition‐Man's 18K Gold Rolex President with concealed clasp, quick set, Sapphire Crystal, for average size man possibly 1 like removed. a large man would require links to be added. Recently cleaned and reconditioned. New Retail approx. $19,000‐22,000. Correct Rolex 18K Band. Est. $6,000‐12,000 Lot 581 Late Addition‐ Colt model 1878 double‐action frontier revolver in .45 long colt caliber, 7‐1/2" barrel, nickel and gold plated, New York style scroll engrave with original to the period pearl grips, #2975, made about 1879. The pistol has been nicely restored and refinished with 100% of the nickel, gold, and fire blue trip retained. The engraving is Nimschke in style but has been re‐cut or sharpened and we have not verified at factory. Markings good, action good. Very attractive and "showy" with great original period pearl grips and early "fat" straps. Est: $2,000 ‐ $4,000 Lot 582 Late Addition‐12‐shot European double‐action pinfire revolver of Lefaucheux style in approx 7.5mm pinfire caliber. Approx 9‐1/2" overall with 4‐5/8" barrels. Blue and satin finish with raised carved wood grips. The pistol shows no markings, serial numbers, and just Belgium proofs. The pistol is of high quality and shows light floral engraving. Approx. 75‐85% original blue remains on barrel and cylinder with the frame, trigger guard, hammer and straps being satin on bright metal. The pistol has a light coating of dried oil, slight surface rust (from storage that would clean) and just starting erosion and pinprick pitting most of which would clean easily. The action is tight, interior bright, grips at least very good plus and generally very good plus overall which might clean to excellent. 12‐shots of this size and caliber are scarce and this piece has the "untouched" as found in the attic look that old collectors love. Est: $1,500 ‐ $3,000 Lot 583 Late Addition‐ Pinfire knife pistol of Belgium manufacture marked Eprouve on barrel and Brevete S.G.B.G. on blade with S.B. in cartouche on ricasso. The knife is equipped with 6‐shot 5‐1/2mm pinfire revolver with folding trigger and horn scales. The knife‐pistol also has an ejector and loading gate on the right side. The body measures 5‐1/2", the barrel measures 2‐1/4", the blade is 4". The gun is in very good plus condition with slight damage to horn scales, some drifting of nickel on barrel but generally sharp and crisp with most original polish on blade. Good double‐action mechanism that is tight and revolves perfectly. Only marked specimen we have cataloged. Est. $1,500 ‐ $3,000 Lot 589 Late Addition‐Colt Single Action Army Revolver, .45 Colt caliber, 7 ½” barrel, traces of nickel finish, wood grips, serial #85688, shipped to Schuyler, Hartley and Graham, New York, N.Y, Feb. 5, 1883, in shipment of 50. Factory letter confirms caliber, barrel length, stocks not listed and shipped blue, Schuyler, Hartley and Graham were known to do their own plating rather than pay colt’s high prices for nickeling. The Colt remains in fair to good condition with approx. 10% plus nickel overall, some light to moderate erosion, surface pitting and cleaning. Numbers have been enhanced or retraced on trigger guard and at tops and ends. There has been some cleaning and coloring on trigger guard and some well done minor restorations. A better than average old black powder Colt with good barrel address, patent dates, good grips, good action and slightly dark bore. Est. $2,500‐$5,000 Lot 590 Late Addition‐Colt Single Action Army Revolver, .44 Henry rim fire caliber, 7 ½” barrel, grey patina finish, wood, grips, serial #1066 with factory letter confirming all features except grips not listed and shipped to Schuyler, Hartley and Graham New York, New York on November 3, 1877, in shipment of 50. The Colt remains in good condition showing light cleaning, polishing. Well done restorations and retouching of numbers (retraced with engraving tool where light in a couple of places) but generally better than average overall with light refreshing to grips. Patent dates on frame weak. Good barrel address, good bore, good slot in frame, good and correct hammer, increasingly hard to find and a good deal having been shipped to England where due to the unobtainable hammer they are legal. Est. $6,000‐ $12,000 Lot 591 Late Addition‐ Massive European made single‐action revolver marked "Hudson Bay" on barrel. In approx. 9mm rimfire. Serial #41, smooth bored. The pistol measures 14‐1/2" overall with 7" barrel. The pistol features a 6‐shot cylinder, octagon barrel, removable ejector rod mounted on bottom of barrel, nicely scroll engraved on frame with rolled cylinder scene similar to Colt Dragoon scene, massive checkered wood grip and smooth bored. The right side of frame is engraved Henot's patent in English. The revolver shows 80‐90% European restored 19th century type blue finish, sharp original grips. Crisp overall with 100% scene, crisp action, bright bore, sharp edge, and Belgium proofs. An obvious attempt by European manufacturers to enter the North American market, possibly the fur or trapper trade, with a shot‐loaded rimfire round. Interesting that the revolver cannot be sighted until the center hammer is cocked back. The only example known to this cataloger. Est.$1,500 ‐ $3,000 Lot 592 Late Addition‐ Remington Rider's patent .32 extra short caliber magazine repeating derringer, originally engraved with scarce blue and case‐hardened finish. Rosewood grips. The derringer shows typical Nimschke style scrolls with his ropes and borders. Approx. 10‐20% original blue and light case colors. Good markings. Bright blue on hammer. Original magazine. Good grips with some small nicks, mars, and normal aging. Est: $1,500 ‐ $3,000 Lot 624 Correction‐ gun is 410 not 28ga Lot 625 Possible excellent restoration Lot 637 Late Addition‐Parker GHE‐grade 12ga double‐barrel shotgun, 30” barrels, double triggers, auto ejectors, serial number “236968”. Made circa 1933, on 1‐1/2 frame. Right barrel choked .025 modified, left barrel .037 full. The barrels show Parker special steel marking on rib, the bottom of breech marked Parker overload proved. The right barrel is marked “HT/A”, “PS” in a circle with a numeral “3” and the numerals “12”. The rear lug is marked “12” and “1‐1/2”, indicating frame size. The barrels retain approx. 90‐95% original blue with some slight thinning at the edges, slight scratches, and just beginning age. The frame shows 20‐40% case hardening, lightly cleaned in some areas to natural metal, some areas of minor erosion and pin prick pitting and some bright hardening where protected, particularly under the lever and on the inside of the action. The stocks are good to very good with some scratches and mars to the varnish, some slight wear to the edges of the checkering but still very sharp with just some normal ages and minor bruises from use. The original buttplate is retained, the gun is mechanically sound, the bore is still bright. Est.: $1,500‐$3,000. Lot 678 Late Addition‐1861 dated tower .58 caliber brass mounted musket, cut and wrapped with tacks and Indian style decorations. The gun measures 41‐3/4" overall with 26" barrel. The metal surfaces show light to heavy pitting within a black to brown deep patina. The forestock is hide wrapped and sinew stitched with many large brass tacks which show patina. The buttplate is removed and butt scorched from camp fires. The end of the stitching near the muzzle shows a loop where a feather was once attached. A real Indian gun that shows frontier wear and carry and is from a local collectors estate who obtained it from James Serven in the 1950's by tradition. Est: $1,000 ‐ $3,000 Lot 709 Fascinating double sided glass framed and matted Probate appraisal document in overall good condition, dated August 25, 1848, covering the estimated probate value of the estate of Hiram D. Miller including the value of corn crops, farm hogs, horses, cattle, furnishings, tools, and 12 slaves. Est.: $100‐$200. Lot710 Lot of leather holsters and cartridge belts including an early Norvell‐Shapleigh Hardware Co.‐marked single loop and tooled brown leather holster for a Colt SAA revolver in very good condition with an unmarked leather belt; an unmarked tooled leather holster and unmarked leather cartridge belt that appears to be for a medium frame revolver (such as a Colt Model 1877) with nickel studs along the top of the holster, circa 1920’s; two older leather belts, unmarked, one a cartridge belt with tooling and appearing to be Mexican and circa 1900‐1920 in worn condition; two modern leather holsters, one a Hunter, for short barrel medium frame revolvers in overall good condition and two modern leather holster rigs, one a shoulder holster for a large frame revolver and the other a tooled holster with carved horse head on the front and a cartridge belt, possibly Mexican made, both rigs in very good condition. Est.: $400‐$800. Lot 711 Lot of two powder horns, the first being approx.12” overall with a wood base plug, lots of wear and a great look; the other is a scrimshawed old horn approx. 14” overall showing a repeating square and dot design with a date “1758” and the initials “R” or “OR” around the horn base and the initials “HR” carved into the wood plug with a vertical bar intersecting the horizontal leg of the “H” that connects to the “R”. This horn is in well worn condition and is accompanied by a letter from Edward L. Kreinheder Antiques of Warrensburg, NY, dated Oct. 2, 1981 indicating that when he purchased the horn in a big collection, it was said to have been the horn of a Mohawk Indian in service with the British in the French and Indian War. An interesting story that may be researchable but sold as is. Est.: $200‐ $400. Lot 712 Colt Model 1908 hammerless semi‐auto pistol, .380 cal., 4” barrel, blue finish, checkered Colt medallion wood grips, #34171. This gun is in overall fine condition showing approx. 99% original finish; fine bore, crisp action, sharp markings, excellent grips, correct two‐tone magazine, all contained in a factory box with inner lid label, and factory instructions. Hard to improve upon this one. Est.: $700‐$1,400. Lot 820 Late Addition‐Oil painting on canvas of bear being braced by dogs signed R.P. Kilbert. The painting measures 21" x 18" and is in an old period frame. R.P. Kilbert is a well regarded American artist who died in 1946 and his works are sought after by collectors. He exhibited in 1900 at Chicago Academy of Art and received a gold medal and also San Francisco Art Academy 1935 where he received another gold medal. He studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and Academie Julien in Paris and Laurens in Munich. Est.: $1,250‐$2,500. Lot 880 Late Addition‐ Springfield model 1898 Krag rifle .30‐40 caliber. Serial #144794. The rifle remains in good condition with 40‐60% thinning and toning blue. The stock shows a J. F. C. cartouche on right side. Stock shows many dings, mars, and ship of the type associated with the military issue and storage. There is a chip over the action at the top where wood is missing. Action good, bore good, markings good. Est. $400 ‐ $800 Lot 884 Late Addition‐U.S. Springfield Model 1903 bolt action rifle, 30‐06 cal., 24” round barrel, Parkerized finish, wood stock, #1340663. This rifle is in overall excellent condition showing the majority of its military finish on metal parts, excellent bore, crisp action, sharp markings, barrel dated 1‐30 with “RA” and flaming bomb; stock is fine with circle P proof on underside of stock behind the trigger guard and “DAL” in rectangle on left side of stock above the trigger assembly; three sling swivels, smooth National Match metal butt plate with compartment for cleaning kit. Est.: $500‐$1,000. Lot 894 Late Addition‐ Colt Dragoon .44 Caliber brass and iron mold showing N. W. inspection. The sprue cutter shows pitting with light Colt's patent marks. Cavities are good, legs slightly bent. Dark patina on brass. Est: $350 ‐ $600 Lot 901 Late Addition‐ Marlin XXX standard 1873, .32 caliber rimfire, 5‐shot revolver with brass frame, serial #622. The revolver retains 30‐60% original blue turning brown with slight erosion and natural aging. The frame shows traces of silver within an uncleaned brass patina. The grips are good with a few marks and scratches. Action good, interior good. Est: $250 ‐ $500 Lot 909 Late Addition‐ Remington Zouave, .58 caliber rifle in as found in fair to poor condition, dated 1863. The stock shows a bad break and losses at wrist. The metal shows rust and erosion and some moderate pitting mixed with some blue. The lock is well marked, the brass shows dark patina. This Zouave has the dubious distinction of being the worst condition of this model we have cataloged and it appears to have been used hard and put away wet and dirty. $400 ‐ $800 Lot 916 Estimate is $2,000‐$4,000 Lot 922 Late Addition‐ Marlin O.K. .22 single‐shot derringer #2297. Good to very good overall condition, 50‐60% original toning blue. 70% drifting nickel, good to very good grips, missing extractor. Est: $300 ‐ $600 Lot 1025 Serial Number is 5871. The forend and barrel are serial numbered to match. Lot 1034 Late Addition‐ Presentation Grade Civil War Cavalry officer's sword with guard. Period inscribed "Presented to Capt. Daniel Lillie by the veteran volunteers of Co. I, 4th VT., Feb 3, 1964" in beautiful script. The sword measures 41‐1/4" overall with W. Clauberg Soligen blade and fancy cast German silver grip, ornate guard with U.S. and leaf design, cast eagle pommel. The scabbard shows fancy mounts with eagle, mounted officer, fancy drag with union shield engraved on reverse. Unfortunately this sword has been completely refinished by heirs in the 20th century. The blade has been re‐fit in hilt using nut and screw after disassembly for plating. An unresearched Civil War sword that could be restored properly as still fairly sharp. $1,500 ‐ $3,000 Lot 1046 Out Lot 1074 Late Addition‐ Model 1850 officer's sword of presentation grade with fancy mounts and cast grip. The sword shows a Clauberg marked blade and has a heavy dark and untouched patina overall. The drag is a period hand‐engraved replacement or repair. The condition is fair to good as "out of the attic" condition. Pommel shows liberty head in relief. Some dents in scabbard and honest field and battle use. Also an old repair to metal grip by soldering to tighten. No inscription (yet). Est: $1,500 ‐ $3,000 Lot 1089 Colt factory letter for SAA revolver #331017 confirms .45 cal., 4‐3/4” barrel, blue finish, stocks “not listed”, Special features: “furnished with a double action cylinder of long flute configuration”; shipped to Shelton Payne Arms Co., El Paso, Texas on October 3, 1914, with 5 guns in shipment. Lot 1100 Colt factory letter for SAA revolver #167121 confirms .41 cal., 4‐3/4” barrel, blue finish, rubber stocks, shipped to Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co., Chicago, Illinois on September 14, 1896, with 3 guns in shipment. Lot 1113 Correction description‐Model 1911A1, .45 ACP caliber semiautomatic pistol, experimental series for US Government contract, frame marked “US&S Co Exp No36.” Slide shows logo and US Switch & Signal Company, Swissvale, PA, USA address on the left side. A die‐struck brass tag from Switch & Signal, with serial number of pistol is included. The pistol is in near mint condition showing 99% plus original finish, just some minimal losses from handling and operation. Near mint overall with bright interior showing no evidence of firing. Correct blued barrel and magazine and all original parts with minty military‐style grips. An important pattern or pre‐production prototype Switch & Signal. See “U.S. Military Automatic Pistols, 1884‐1900” by Edward “Scott” Meadows, page 146 for a similar marked pistol. Est.: $3,500‐$7,000. Lot 1115 Correct description‐Colt 1911 U.S. Army 45acp, serial #C106686. Factory skeletonized cut‐away Ordnance Department Contract P‐12836‐2134SA, shipped by Colt to the School of Musketry, Ft. Sill, Oklahoma, on October 10th, 1918, three guns in shipment. Pistol shows 11 cut‐away windows which display the internal springs and workings of the pistol, slide markings are reversed with the patent dates and addresses on the right side and U.S. markings on the left side. This particular pistol is pictured on Page 479 of Meadows' book, "U.S. Military Automatic Pistols, 1894‐1920" and the consecutive serial number pistol which is at the Springfield Armory Museum is pictured on page 178 of Clawson's book "colt .45 Service Pistols". Colt Factory Letter included. 90% original blue finish, some scratches and beginning surface erosion, drifting at high points and edges due to handling, fine wood checkered wood grips. Est. $7,000‐14,000 Lot 1116 Correct description‐Model 1911A1, .45 ACP caliber semi‐automatic pistol by Remington Rand, with no US property markings or ordinance wheel stamp. Serial number “60”. The pistol retains 96‐98% light colored grayish original parkerized finish, some slight losses, high points, and operating areas. Excellent military grips. Breech and barrel shows most original blue. Blued magazine. Interior excellent, just some minor operation and limited use. Probably used for demonstration purposes. Only military mark is a “P” on the left side of the frame. Approx. 100 of these early model 1911A1’s preceded the contract models. See Edward “Scott” Meadows’ book “U.S. Military Automatic Pistols, 1884‐1900”, page 91. Est: $4,000 ‐ $8,000 Lot 1134 Late Addition‐ Rare 10‐shot pinfire double‐action revolver engraved with ivory in original pope style case. The revolver is the only 5‐1/2mm 10‐shot of this size known to advanced collectors. The pistol measures 6‐1/2" overall with 3" barrel, nicely engraved, with ivory grips. The bright metal has been lightly polished and the grips are very good with minor age cracks and good patina. The pistol is unmarked except Belgium proofs. The pistol is contained within its original velveteen and satin lined pipe style fitted case. The case is good with some fraying and small tears and 1 hinge has lost its tiny brass nail fasteners. The extractor is good with some scuffs. Possibly a unique 10‐shot. Est: $1,500 ‐ $3,000 Lot 1152 Late Addition‐1906 American Eagle Luger in .30 caliber with original "H. H. Heiser, Denver" marked single‐loop Western style original holster. Serial #47821, with "German" export marking. The pistol shows 90‐95% original blue with slight losses to high points and edges. The straw parts show most of their original colors. The grips show slight wear to the checkering from being carried a long way in this right hand holster (most wear on the left grip). All matching. Pristine interior. A completely honest luger that has not been "helped", from a local estate. Est: $1,400 ‐ $2,800 Lot 1170 Correct description‐ Colt 1911 Prototype w/Tansley loaded Chamber Indicator Device. No serial #, 45acp, mfg:1912. Finished in the White. Colt M1911 Factory Prototype with Experimental Slide Mounted Loaded Chamber Indicator, Spring loaded Locked Takedown Lever, modified barrel, extended lightened hammer and oversize grip safety, excellent Checkered Diamond Grips, with proper Early First Model "in the white" magazine. Right of slide is marked "TANSLEY'S INDICATOR MAR 4TH 1912". No other markings or proofs. The loaded Chamber indicator was developed at the request of the U.S.Army during trials. Mr. George H. Tansley was a Colt Engineer who had Patents filed by Colt's Patent Attorney E.Ju. Ehbets. Formerly in the Sid Aberman Collection. Est. $10,000‐20,000 Lot 1185 Item is numbered 1184 in catalog Lot 1189 This SAA revolver, #1891 is pictured in Wilson’s “Book of Colt Engraving”, page 277 which also states “shipped by the Colt plant in March of 1880 to Hartley & Graham, New York; finish, barrel length, and stocks not listed. Revolver was finished and engraved on H & G order, the grips fitted were of Mexican eagle carved ivory . . .”. Lot 1190 Colt factory letter for SAA revolver #115797 confirms 44‐40 cal., 7 ½” barrel, nickel finish, stocks “not listed”, factory engraved, shipped to E. C. Meacham Arms Co., St. Louis, Missouri on November 12, 1885, with 5 guns in shipment. Lot 1201 Correct description‐Lot consisting of two important model 1911A1 .45 ACP caliber semiautomatic pistols by Union Switch & Signal Co. in presentation display box showing US&S stamp at center and display plaque engraved “Experimental models of Switch & Signal Co. 1911‐A1 US Army Cal. 45 Auto. Mfg. July 1943”. Gun number 1 is a US&S Co. marked .45 ACP serial #EXP on frame with US&S marking. This pistol is finished with a blue finish like Singers and shows standard markings on the slide. The pistol shows 99% plus of this original blue finish, just some slight toning, minor handling, but is nearly mint overall with pristine interior and just some slight display and operation and near mint grips. Gun number 2 is also marked US&S over EXP on right side of frame, with trademark on left side of slide, but is cut‐away for display purposes. This pistol is also finished like a Singer with bright blue and this display piece is excellent to mint condition with just slight toning. The case is in fine to excellent condition, showing some scratches to the lid and a brass piano‐type hinge. Pictured on page 151 in “U.S. Military Automatic Pistols, 1884‐1900” by Edward “Scott” Meadows. Est.: $12,000‐$24,000. Lot 1204 Correct description‐Colt model 1911A1, .45 ACP caliber, semiautomatic pistol, US property marked and “CSR” inspected. Blued finish, checkered wood grips, serial number “721503”, made 1941. The pistol remains in fine to excellent original condition showing 92‐96% original blue, some slight losses on the instrap from handling, minor losses at the edges and at breech end of barrel. The markings are sharp, the edges crisp, interior excellent, grips fine to excellent with a couple of minute bruises. All correct parts and inspections. With correct magazine. The blued 1911A1 U.S. Martial Colt is desirable and difficult to obtain in this condition. Est.: $6,000‐$9,000. Lot 1205 Correct description‐Model 1911, .45 ACP caliber, semiautomatic pistol, by Remington U.M.C. Military blue finish, diamond‐checkered wood grips, serial number “N013265”. The pistol shows all correct military markings and inspections, along with proper features for UMC including barrel. The pistol remains in excellent original condition with 98‐99% plus original blue, just some miniscule losses at muzzle and operating areas and breech end of barrel. Near mint overall with pristine interior and bright blue. Just slight operation and minimal use. Correct two‐tone magazine. The best Remington UMC we have ever cataloged as they are generally found well used. According to Edward “Scott” Meadows, author of “U.S. Military Automatic Pistols, 1884‐1900”, 3,000 of the 4,921 pistols made in 1919 were shipped to the U.S. Navy. Est.: $5,000‐$8,000. Lot 1206 Correct description‐Colt model 1911A1, .45 ACP caliber, semiautomatic pistol, parkerized finish, military grips, in excellent to near mint condition in craft box with two marked and labeled Colt magazines. The pistol is in excellent to near mint condition showing 99% plus original finish, some miniscule losses from operation and storage, but at least excellent overall with bright blue at breech of barrel, and no evidence of firing or use, with bright bore. Full military inspections and US property marks. Also recorded as “one of two thousand shipped to the navy in 1942”. Serial number “794310”. Box is in very good condition with slight discolorations and original wax paper wrapping. Pictured on page 43 of “U.S. Military Automatic Pistols, 1884‐1900” by Edward “Scott” Meadows, box pictured on page 200. Est: $6,000 ‐ $9,000 Lot 1210 Inside of the left grip is hand inscribed "W.W. Irwin, Bear P.O. Idaho, 9/14/02, no business canon". Mr Irwin was an employee of the Department of Agriculture and an artist who sketched flora of the Idaho area. Lot 1217 Copy of Colt factory letter for SAA revolver #168047 confirms 38‐40 cal., 4‐3/4” barrel, blue finish, rubber stocks, shipped to Colt’s Patent Fire Arms Mfg. Co., San Francisco Agency, San Francisco, California on November 11, 1896, with 2 guns in shipment. Lot 1222 Correct description‐Model 1911A1, .45 ACP caliber, semi‐automatic pistol, US property marked with full inspections contracted by Union Switch & Signal, Swissvale, PA, serial number “1087471”. The pistol remains in excellent to near mint original condition showing 99.9% original finish with excellent military grips, correct inspections and marking, blue finish at breech of barrel. Shows almost no operation, interior also excellent and overall shows no use. The pistol is contained within an original to the period craft‐type box that shows some darkening and natural aging, with number penciled on lid. Original wax paper and two unopened magazines. A stunning Switch & Signal which is a 10 on a 10‐point scale. Probably impossible to improve upon. Pictured on page 203 in Edward “Scott” Meadows’ “U.S. Military Automatic Pistols, 1884‐1900”. Est.: $6,000‐$12,000. Lot 1224 Correct description‐Model 1911A1, .45 ACP caliber semi‐automatic pistol, US property marked and fully inspected, parkerized finish, military grips, in original craft box with wax paper and two wrapped magazines, serial #969453. Shows two‐line second‐type Remington Rand logo. Interior is excellent to near mint and shows proper blued barrel and blued magazine. 99% plus arsenal finish. Box shows proper stamps and just some slight discoloration and normal aging. Pictured on page 201 of “U.S. Military Automatic Pistols, 1884‐1900” by Edward “Scott” Meadows. Est.: $3,000‐$6,000. Lot 1252 Late Addition‐ Reid "My Friend" knuckleduster .22 caliber, serial #6775 with gold washed frame, formerly "Chuck" Grimes collection. Approx. 30‐60% original gold gilt on frame, evenly aging and drifting to patina with good markings. Matching cylinder pin. Frame shows slight pitting and erosion and pinprick pitting. Grimes wrote many articles on Reids and his collection was featured in many reference articles and books. Good action, good overall. One of a handful with original gold. Est. $1,000 ‐ $2,000 Lot 1253 Late Addition‐ Heavy barrel half‐stocked plains rifle. Barrel stamped F. Hellinghaus in hand‐held die stamps. The rifle measures 55" overall with 38" barrel of approx. 42 caliber rifled. The lock is beautifully engraved with dog and bird scenes and shows considerable case‐colors with "tobacco brown" on barrel. The stock is mounted with nicely engraved German silver patchbox and mounts. With stag inlay in cheekpiece. The sights have been repositioned and the stock is of a later era. A plate in the belly of the stock is engraved "E. Parker, Concord". A beautiful and high‐ quality rifle. Est: $1,250 ‐ $2,500 Lot 1254 Late Addition‐ Full stock percussion Kentucky rifle signed "F. Beerstetchers, Lewisburg". This Pennsylvania maker was located near Harrisburg. The rifle shows false striped stock with nice patchbox and many silver inlays and spangles. The rifle measures 50" with 34‐1/2" barrel and is of medium to light weight. The lock is marked "Warrented" and shows conversion from flintlock to percussion with two screws into the stock. There are 18 small silver inlays. The gun is in good to very good overall condition and show an old collector's paper label glued on the cheekpiece area. Est: $1,250 ‐ $2,500 Lot 1255 Late Addition‐ Allentown style flintlock Kentucky rifle with European 18th century brass lock. The rifle measures 54" overall with 39" slightly heavy barrel of .54 plus caliber rifled measuring approx. 1" across barrel. Full stocked in walnut with slight "fiddleback" grain. Simple brass mounts with two screws in "jagged edge" sideplate. The lock is Germanic circa 1710‐1750 and was made with this 19th century rifle. The rifle shows repositioned later sights and a later ivory inlay to the belly of the stock. The toe plate is bent and there are small losses from being dropped. The stock is otherwise very good with minor imperfections and lock is working and of high quality. The stock shows an 1820‐30's "Roman Nose" profile. A good Kentucky rifle in need of minor restoration made between Allentown West to Pittsburg in our opinion. Est: $1,250 ‐ $2,500 Lot 1258 Late Addition‐ Germanic Horseman's size f/l pistol cut for shoulder stock and converted to percussion signed "Hess A. Zweybruken". The pistol measures 17‐1/2" overall with 11‐3/4" barrel in approx. 60 cal rifled. The pistol is in good to very good condition with considerable original blue toning to patina and light erosion and pinprick pitting just starting. The horn forend cap is missing and there is a 1‐1/2" silver wood missing from top edge of stock just in front of lock on right side. The stock is otherwise very good and original ramrod is retained. The but is mounted with a key slot for attachment of stock. Est: $1,250 ‐ $2,500 Lot 1259 Late Addition‐ Smith & Wesson old model American .44 S&W caliber single action revolver, oil hole variation, serial #482. This Western Frontier revolver remains in fair condition with brown patina on metal surfaces and light to slightly heavy scattered surface pitting with the heaviest pitting on muzzle area. The barrel address is good, grips good. The action is not working and the extractor spring and small parts are missing (extractor is retained). Several screws are replaced and the German silver blade front sight has been reduced and "knackered". The bore is rough. An early frontier‐era Smith & Wesson that preceded the Colts to the early frontier. Est: $1,000 ‐ $2,000 Lot 1260 Late Addition‐ Scarce national .41 caliber derringer with factory 2" snub barrel, silver plated #503. Very few original snub barrels are known and this specimen shows approx. 50‐70% original silver and some pitting on barrel where silver has lifted. The frame shows brass where silver has worn through. The interior is good, original release button and top of hammer. The sheet metal extractor has been removed. No cleaning or buffing. Original and desirable. Est: $1,000 ‐ $2,000. Lot 1264 Late Addition‐ Gaulois No. 2, 8mm palm squeezer by Armes Et Cycles, St. Etienne France. Serial #T‐2, 1245. The pistol is nicely and deeply engraved in a "snowflake" or geometric pattern with blue and case hardened finish and mottled red and black gutta percha grip panel on rear. The pistol remains in very good plus condition with 80‐90% original blue starting to drift at edges and natural aging, toning, slight erosion and pin‐prick pitting just starting in a few areas. The case hardening is 70‐80% on squeezer and the gutta percha is also good with slight age cracks. The markings are sharp and the mechanism is very good. Est: $1,250 ‐ $2,500 Lot 1268 Late Addition‐ Cigar‐style cased deluxe pinfire revolver of diminutive size with gold washed engraved decorations and ivory grips. The revolver is unmarked other than Belgium proofs and measures 5‐1/2" overall with 2‐1/4" barrel and is approx. 5‐1/2mm with 5‐shot cylinder. The metal surfaces are bright metal with gold wash into engraving for highlights. The metal surfaces are very good with jest beginning light erosion and normal aging. The grips show age cracks on left but otherwise good with minor repair. The case is exceptional and near excellent condition with just slight fading and minor wear, slight scuffs to leather cover. The case is French fitted with purple velveteen and satin in lid. A wonderful cased mid‐19th century pinfire. Est: $1,500 ‐ $3,000 Lot 1288 Late Addition‐ Japanese wakizashi or medium size samurai sword with old blade in good traditional mounts. The blade is Koto period and is unsigned with three holes in well aged and shortened tang. The blade measures 18‐1/2" and is in good condition showing temper and grain with a few minor cracks or imperfections and slight exposure of core in blood groove. Blued tsuba, fancy menuke and mounts with nice two‐toned lacquered scabbard. Kozuka knife missing. We estimate the blade to be 350‐500 years old. Est: $900 ‐ $1,800 Lot 1328 Late Addition‐ Remington Elliot .41 caliber "Mississippi" single shot derringer #7349. The pistol remains in good to very good original condition with 70‐80% original silver on frame which has drifted from barrel and has lifted in scattered areas on frame. Areas where finish has lifted show some light to moderate pitting and erosion. The grips are good to very good. Markings sharp. Hammer shows original color. Action good, bore slightly rough. A scarce frontier‐ era vest pocket derringer. Est: $800‐$1600 Lot 1335 Correction‐32 rimfire not a 30 cal. Lot 1345 Correct description‐ Winchester Model 70 Super Grade bolt‐action rifle, .22 Hornet cal., 24” round barrel, blue finish, checkered wood stock, #184875.This gun is in overall excellent condition showing approx. 98% original finish with an excellent bore, crisp action, sharp markings and excellent wood with better‐than‐average wood and only a couple mars from storage; hooded ramp front sight, adjustable buckhorn type barrel sight and tapped receiver for scope. An outstanding Model 70 in .22 Hornet caliber. Est.: $2,000‐$4,000. Lot 1346 Late Addition‐Carving set by desirable San Francisco knife maker H. Mc Connell of San Francisco. This is the only marked blade known to this cataloger by this early and desirable cutlerer. The pair shows heavy baroque style sterling silver handles with well reinforced bolsters. The knife measures 12 7/8" with 7 1/4" blade. The fork measures 11 3/8" overall. In their original to the period case which is in good condition. Blade shows some slight erosion and minor pitting but marking crisp and original. Est.: $1,500‐$3,000. Lot 1347 Late Addition‐ Sardinian flintlock fowler of approx. 28ga with fancy steel work decoration. The lock is signed Am. Penza and the barrel is nicely hand engraved. The trigger guard is brass inlaid. The overall condition is good with normal aging, small losses to metal decoration, small damages to metal inlays. Est: $1,000 ‐ $,2000+ Lot 1348 Late Addition‐ Diminitive pinfire double‐action revolver circa 1860's ‐ 70's. Engraved with raised carved ebony grips and original flap holster. The revolver measures 5‐1/2" overall with 2‐1/2" barrel, in approx. 6mm pinfire and 6‐shot cylinder. The pistol is original bright and metal surfaces are very good with just slight areas of minor pinprick pitting and some light polishing. The grips are good to very good with light wear to raised carving. The action is very good and engraving well defined. The holster is very good plus to near fine and made for this revolver during period of use. Period leather (circa 1860's ‐ 70's) is seldom encountered. Est: $800 ‐ $1,600 Lot 1398 Late Addition‐Smith & Wesson First Model DA revolver, .44 cal., 6‐1/2” barrel, brown finish, pearl grips, #20500. This gun is in overall good condition showing an even worn dark patina on metal surfaces with scattered small nicks and scratches from carry and storage, good action and markings; bore should clean to good; grips are overall good with a couple small losses at the toes and top of left grip; iridescence of the grips are exceptional. Est.: $500‐$1,000. Lot 1399 Late Addition‐ Aetna Arms Co pocket revolver, .22 caliber, 7‐shot, blue finish, brass frame, wood grips, serial #251. Scarce revolver made 1869‐1880 with quantity of about 6,000 produced. See Flayderman 8A‐004. The pistol is very good plus to near fine with 80‐90% original blue, good patina on brass frame and good grips. Sharp and crisp overall with some slight marks on grips. Est: $350 ‐ $700 Lot 1400 Late Addition‐ Germanic hunting sword circa 18th to early 19th century with beautifully carved stag horn grip. The short sword measures 26" overall with 20‐1/2" blade. The blade measures 1‐1/4" wide at the thickest part. The blade is lightly engraved with stands of arms, the letter "Z" in shield and ciphers and #'s on the reverse. The blade has been cleaned and reduced at point. The crossguard is faceted and fluted steel. The grip is beautifully carved with stags and doe, and fox with hunting horn on reverse. The condition is good to very good with slight carry and edge wear to carving. The butt cap shows some original "fire blue". Very attractive. Est: $750 ‐ $1,500 Lot 1420 Late Addition‐ Roman style short sword of presentation quality blade etched "Won by bank staff of Faulkner Lodge No. 86 at the Ball of Somerset Lodge No. 23, Nov. 30, 1911." The mounts are fancy and gold plated with gothic and roman motiffs. Original scabbard. Very good plus condition. Measures 25‐1/2" in length. Unique. Est. $300 ‐ $600 Lot 1421 Late Addition‐ Colt New Line revolver .22 caliber blue and nickel finish with original ivory grip, #48304. The revolver remains in original good to very good condition with traces of blue on barrel, 50% on cylinder, 80‐90% nickel on frame. The etched panel is visible but light and there is scattered pinprick pitting on the barrel. The cylinder shows bright blue on the flutes, And frame shows most of its original nickel. Just some minor scratches and wear at edges. The grips are very good plus with normal aging and are original ivories. Markings good, action good. Est: $400 ‐ $800 Lot 1422 Late Addition‐ Apprendiclae Historicae or Shreds of History Hung on a Horn by Fred W. Lucas 1891. A very rare reference work in good condition with foldouts and two original order pamphlets. Some slight tatters, staining, normal aging, but at least good to very good. The earliest in depth work on "French War" powder horns. Est: $500 ‐ $1,000 Lot 1465 Late Addition‐Model 1860 staff officers sword and metal scabbard in overall good + condition showing standard etched blade with patriotic motifs, some scattered erosion and wear; wire wrapped grip with cast brass guard and pommel, woven dress knot and hanger; good scabbard with scattered erosion and loss to finish, hanging rings and brass cast drag. From the Hugh Hayes Collection. Est.: $300‐$600.
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