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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: SOLD


A VERY GOOD AMERICAN CIVIL WAR PERIOD LEFAUCHEUX PIN-FIRE “BELT MODEL” REVOLVER SN. 11,XXX, ca. 1860s: In overall very good condition with all matching Serial Numbers. Round, rifled, .38 (9 mm) caliber, sighted, 3 3/4", barrel with smooth gunmetal-gray steel surfaces; and a six shot cylinder with matching steel surfaces. The frame, en suite with some minor surface-staining and scattered light discoloration: the right side marked with an “R.L” & “L” (Lefaucheux) Company marking and with a 11,XXX Serial Number. Original steel ejector-rod, loading-gate and iron trigger-guard, correctly made without a rear finger-spur. Nicely figured European walnut grips with light handling marks and generally sharp contours: 75%+ finish. Complete throughout with a very good cylinder and good double & single-action mechanics: strong mainspring and good timing. In very good condition with a smooth gunmetal-gray age-patina, some scattered discoloration and expected signs of use. The hammer and loading-gate with matching steel surfaces. A strong mainspring, fine bore with distinct rifling and the grips with smooth surfaces: the base of the grip-strap with its original lanyard-ring. Overall a very niceexample of an American Civil War Period "Blockade Run" Lefaucheux "Belt Model" Pinfire Revolver, ca. 1860s. The type of Pinfire Revolver imported, in large numbers, by the Confederate States of America, during the War. Overall length, 10”. For additional information & pictures, please see: "Warman's: "Civil War Collectibles".

Price: $775.00


A VERY FINE CONTINENTAL EUROPEAN EBONY STOCK FRENCH MUFF PISTOL, ca. 1850: In overall very fine+ untouched condition. The 2", round, .45 caliber, rifled, steel barrel with smooth steel-gray surfaces and some scattered light patches of discoloration: marked with a “323” assembly/batch number. Finely scroll engraved central hammer boxlock mechanism with its original hammer, scroll-engraved pop-out trigger and nipple. In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring, fine timing 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: choice steel surfaces & sharp 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, en suit. A very nice example of a Continental European (likely Belgian) mid-19th Century Ebony Stock Percussion Muff-Pistol, ca. 1850s. Overall length, 6".

Price: $450.00


A VERY GOOD+ MEXICAN AMERICAN/AMERICAN CIVIL WAR PERIOD "US" MARKED COLT FIRST (1st) MODEL DRAGOON, SN. 4,6XX, manuf. 1849: In overall very good+. The sighted, 7 1/2", octagonal to round, .44 caliber, rifled barrel with a clear "Address SamL Colt New York City, USA.", on its top flat, sharp contours and scant traces of its blued finish. The bore with distinct/sharp rifling and some expected discoloration & pitting: the cylinder face with a matching smooth patina, 35% cylinder scene and clear serial number. Fine hammer and frame with generally smooth and gray, lightly mottled surfaces with patches of discoloration: retains an even age patina overall. The cylinder with matching serial numbers, its oval slots of 1st Model design and gray surfaces: 35% scene remaining and retains its original nipples. Original walnut grips with smooth surfaces, much finish and several handling marks/abrasions. Brass backstrap and a Square-back brass trigger-guard, en suite with smooth mellowed surfaces and a very good patina. The three screw frame with a clear US/"Colt's Patent" marking-- indicates US govt. purchase/issue. All matching serial numbers, expect for loading-lever & the un-numbered wedge. The loading lever-assembly with smooth mottled surfaces, en suite. In overall very good+ mechanically sound and tight condition with smooth metal surfaces and a fine age-patina: some light scattered patches of discoloration/fine pitting. Very good grips with 75% finish and the expected signs of use & wear. The brass trigger-guard and backstrap with matching lightly mustard-toned patina and clear numbers: base of the grip-strap with minor marring. Marked in several locations, with various military sub-inspector's marks. A very nice example of a US issue Colt First Model Dragoon, ca. 1849. Overall a very nice example of an original martial issue Colt 1st Mdl. Dragoon.

Price: $10,575.00


A VERY GOOD & EARLY CASED PAIR OF CONTINENTAL PERCUSSION TARGET PISTOLS, ca. 1850: Octagonal .41 caliber, 10 ½", Damascus, sighted, key-fastened, barrels with floral scroll engraved tangs and blued "patent-type breeches". Full-sidelock percussion locks of early form with flat etched hammers and matching lockplates engraved with a fine, gold-wash-accented (worn), vine scroll and acanthus leaf pattern. Chased and engraved steel mounts-- en suite with the locks: sculpted & engraved flat butt-plates, single side-bolt escutcheons and the trigger-guards with long finger-spurs and finely chased finials. Molded and carved, dark-colored ebonized walnut half stocks with basket-weave-carved grips, finely carved bulbous-type butts and relief-carved fore-end tips. In overall very good+ condition. The barrels with smooth surfaces having a distinct Damascus-twist pattern, original browned finish (45%+), some light wear and fine engraving. Good mechanics, the locks with sharp detail to the engravings and original percussion nipples: one pistol will not hold on “cocked” positions. The mounts en suite with generally smooth surfaces, some age patina, wear, light pitting and staining. The stocks with sharp carving, tight metal-to-wood fit, 75%+ finish and some light scattered handling marks, abrasions and signs of use/wear. Overall length 17". Cased in their original, French-Fitted, Rosewood-veneered case -- with its original, green & gold colored, velvet velour liner. Very good interior with some light wear, expected fading, minor tears and signs of use/age, to the interior. Retains all of its accessories (each form-fitted to the case). A Silvered (50%), floral-scroll-embossed copper powder flask, an iron bullet mold with a sprue cutter, two ebonized ball-starters/ramrods (each with a brass jag), an ebonized wooden mallet (some minor dents from use), a combination nipple-wrench/screw-driver with a polygonal handle, a silvered powder-funnel, steel patch-cutter, a silver oiler-bottle and an adjustable graduated powder-measure. Fine accessories with light signs of use/wear. The bottom right and left corners fitted with their original velvet lids with turned ebony pulls-- the compartments contain several original lead balls and a key to the case’s exterior lock (the lock in functional order). The exterior of the case with the expected signs of wear, handling and repair: a repair, along the top edge of the lid, several repaired stress-cracks, some minor slivered losses, light abrasions and retains nicely figured dark surfaces with 85% finish. The lid-top with its brass escutcheon with an owner inscribed base and its bale-type carrying handle. A very nice Complete and Original, Early, "French-Fitted" Cased Pair of Fine Quality Continental (French/Belgian) Percussion Target Pistols, ca. 1850. Case Measures 18 1/2” x 11” x 3”.

Price: $6,750.00

A FINE RECONSTRUCTION/AMERICAN WESTERN-FRONTIER-ERA “MERWIN & HULBERT” .44 CAL LARGE FRAME SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER, ca. 1880: In overall fine condition with choice, smooth & “bright”, steel surfaces and very fine checkered hard-rubber (guta percha) grips. Unmarked, round, 5", .44 caliber, deeply rifled and blade sighted barrel with smooth steel surfaces and a very fine bore with distinct rifling. The “bright” steel frame, en suite with matching, choice, steel surfaces. Very fine grips with sharp contours and fine checkering: only some very light handling marks. In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and very fine timing with a tight action. All matching 13XXX serial numbers: the hammer with a curled upper spur and the trigger with matching smooth steel surfaces. Deeply fluted open-top cylinder with sharp contours and little evidence of use or wear. Of classic & early “Merwin & Hulbert” design with a squared butt and open-top cylinder. A very nice example of a high quality and well made American Reconstruction/Western Frontier Period “Merwin & Hulbert” Large Frame .44 caliber Single Action “Army” Revolver, ca. 1880. In very fine condition with choice smooth steel surfaces and virtually no discoloration or pitting. Overall length, 11 5/8".

Price: $3,775.00


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



AN EARLY VERY FINE AMERICAN WESTERN FRONTIER/”COWBOY” ERA COLT MODEL 1877 DOUBLE-ACTION “LIGHTNING” REVOLVER, Manuf. in 1878: In overall very fine untouched condition. The 4 1/2, .38 caliber, round, rifled, Nickeled (95%) barrel with its blade-type, front sight and a "COLTS PT. F. A. MFG. Co./ HARTFORD CT USA." address, on the top of the barrel. Matching frame with 95% finish and marked with a clear "PAT. Sept. 19, 1871/15, 74 -Jan 19 75" Colt patent dates, on the side of the frame: the hammer with matching smooth nickeled surfaces and the trigger-guard and back-strap, en suite with approx. 95%+ Nickel-finish. Fine Checkered Hard Rubber (Guta Percha) grips with embossed Rampant Colt Company Logo, generally smooth surfaces, 85% finish and some light signs of use. In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring, good timing (trigger return-spring weak) and all Matching serial numbers (12,xxx): 1878 Manufacture. The six-shot cylinder with matching smooth surfaces, and 95%+ finish. In overall very fine, all matching, untouched condition. Retains most of its Nickel finish with choice, smooth surfaces, sharp markings and some very light evidence of wear/use. A very fine example of an American Western Frontier/“Cowboy Era” Period Colt Model 1877 Double Action “Lightning” Revolver, manuf. 1878. A very well preserved example of this classic Colt “Cowboy” Revolver. The type of “Six-gun” often used by outlaws and Lawmen, during the American Western Expansion/Range War Period.

Price: $3,000.00



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 VERY GOOD+ COLT .41 CAL. MODEL 1877 DOUBLE-ACTION “THUNDERER” REVOLVER, ca. 1880: In overall very good+ untouched condition. The 4 1/2, .41 caliber, round, rifled, Nickeled (55%) barrel with its blade-type, front sight and a clear "COLTS PT. F. A. MFG. Co./ HARTFORD CT USA." address, on the top of the barrel and a “COLT D. A. .41” marking, on its side. Matching frame with 35% finish and marked with a sharp "PAT. Sept. 19, 1871/15, 74 -Jan 19 75" Colt patent dates, on its side. Very good hammer with matching smooth nickeled surfaces; and the trigger-guard and back-strap, en suite with approx. 45%+ Nickel-finish. Fine spring loaded ejector-rod and housing with matching steel-gray surfaces. The Checkered Hard Rubber (Guta Percha), Bird’s-Head type grips with embossed Rampant Colt Company Logos, at their tops. In fine condition with generally smooth surfaces, some wear to the checkering and the expected signs of use and wear. In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and very fine timing: holds in Both Single & Double Actions. The six-shot cylinder with matching smooth surfaces and 45%+ nickel finish. In very good+ condition with smooth steel-gray surfaces and the expected signs of wear/use. A classic example of an American Western Frontier/“Cowboy & Indian Era” Colt Model 1877 Double Action “Thunderer” Revolver, ca. 1880. The Colt Model 1877 “Thunderer” & “Lightning” Revolvers were Colt’s first production of Double Action Revolvers and were used by such notable outlaws, as “Billy the Kid” & John Wesley Harding. A classic Colt “Cowboy Era” Revolver.

Price: $2,575.00


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 & DESIRABLE (.44 S&W CAL.) SMITH & WESSON MODEL No. 3 SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER, ca. 1890 (SN 30,XXX): In overall very good dark and untouched condition. The sighted, standard length, 6 1/2", octagonal, .44 “S&W" caliber, rifled, blued barrel with 35%+ mottled finish and some scattered light salt & pepper/rust-scale, on both sides. Clear "SMITH & WESSON SPRINGFIELD MASS USA" marking, on its top flat and a very fine cylinder face with blued surfaces (55%). Matching steel frame with sharp contours, some light patches of wear and minor abrasions and patches of staining. 6-shot, cylinder with untouched smooth surfaces. Checkered walnut grips with smooth/worn surfaces, an “F” owner-inscribed initial, on one grip and a tight metal-to-wood fit. The grip with the “F” initial with an old slivered loss, along its backstrap. Casehardened (35%) rebounding-type hammer and the blued trigger and hinged cylinder-pin with its functional break-open action with automatic star-type shell-ejector. The heel of the grip/frame with a 30,XXX serial No. In overall very good, untouched condition—-fine mechanism with a strong mainspring and very good timing. The metal and wood surfaces with some expected signs of Frontier use. A nice example of classic Smith & Wesson Model No. 3 New Model Single Action Revolver, ca. 1890. Overall length, 12 3/4". The No. 3 New Model is considered to be the “most collectable” of the Smith & Wesson Models of Firearms with a colorful history: examples used by Annie Oakley and by Bob Ford to assassinate Jesse James.

Price: $2,875.00


AN UNUSUAL PNEUMATIC ENGLISH "POACHER'S" CANE-GUN, ca. 1860: In overall fine condition. Black lacquered (85%+) brass tube of two piece construction with its original bulbous turned & carved, black-colored, horn pommel-cap, en suite. Retains its screw-type, protective, brass muzzle-tip and its Hidden pop-out button-trigger & its decoratively pierced cocking-key. The firing mechanism engaged with the turn of the key. The midsection unscrews to attach the air-pump, which fills the shaft/air reservoir, with compressed air. In overall fine condition. The brass tip with a pleasing untouched mustard patina. Fine shaft and .32 caliber barrel with its brass front and its iron rear sight, retains much 85%+ of its black lacquer japanning with smooth surfaces and much polish. A most unusual combination Cane/Air gun. Overall length, 37". *** Guns of this type are often referred to as "poachers guns" due to their silence and ease of concealment.

Price: $1,875.00


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, EARLY & DESIRABLE US ARMY ISSUE INDIAN WAR PERIOD (AINSWORTH INSPECTED) COLT .45 CALIBER 7 ½” SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER, ca.1874: In overall fine & clean condition. The sighted,7 ½” round, .45 caliber, rifled barrel with a fie bore, distinct rifling and light ‘Holster wear’ at the muzzle-tip. Clearly marked with an early “COLT’S PT. F. A. MFG. Co HARTFORD, CT. USA” single-line company marking & address. The hammer and frame, en suite with sharp contours, steel-gray finish and complete with their original screws and springs. Fluted cylinder and frame with fine patches of discoloration and some expected surface/holster wear. Original, American, Black walnut grips with 45%+ oil finish, generally sharp contours and expected signs of use and wear: the faint vestige of an oval cartouche and the base of the right grip with an old & rounded chip. Smooth steel and wooden surfaces with clear “Colt” factory markings. The frame with an early “PAT. Sept. 19, 1871/PAT. July 2, 1872” Colt patent dates; and all matching serial number (12,XXX)- indicates 1874 manufacture. Additionally, marked with an clear “US” and with “A” & ”P” (Orville W. Ainsworth) martial inspector’s marks, on the cylinder, top of the backstrap, at the ejector-rod and on the underside of the frame. In overall fine mechanically sound and tight condition with a strong mainspring and fine timing. Retains smooth, steel-gray, steel surfaces with traces (10%+) of its blued finish, in the protected recesses of the cylinder-flutes, trigger-guard and along the side of the ejector-rod. The frame with clear Colt Factory and US martial markings. Very good grips with the expected signs of military use, light wear and handling: the noted old chip, on the base of the grip. The trigger-guard, ejecting rod, loading-gate and back-strap with matching smooth steel surfaces: a strong ejector-spring and some expected age-patination and light wear. A complete and original, very early production (1874) US Martial Issued (Ainsworth Inspected) Indian War Period Antique/Black Powder, .45 caliber Colt Model 1873 Single Action Army/Peacemaker Revolver” Manuf. In 1874. A fine example of an Early Indian War Period Colt Army Revolver in very Nicely preserved condition.

Price: $9,500.00


A GOOD VICTORIAN PERIOD/LATE 19TH CENTURY NATIVE MADE (INDIAN) EAST INDIA Co. PERCUSSION service PISTOL, ca. 1890: Of English Pattern 1842 inspired form with a dark colored (black-painted) hardwood fullstock of robust military design having simple carvings, around Percussion lock and sidebolt. Round, pin-fastened, sighted, .52 caliber, 8 ¼”, smoothbore, steel barrel with “bright” steel surfaces, some scattered discoloration/wear, 65% polish and a rectangular breech-section with a spurious? “ENGLAND” marking, on its left side. Smooth steel surfaces and in very good condition with scattered pitting, wear and rust-stains. Native-made/engraved lock with a somewhat crudely forged “Enfield” type hammer with a checkered spur. The engravings of traditional Native India geometric and floral-“dot” form. Of “Trade“-quality manufacture and lacking much of the refinement found on English/Govt. made examples. Correct nipple & bolster and complete with its external lock components. Mechanically Non-functional, as will not hold on the full-cocked position, nor release from halfcocked setting. The borders of the lockplate with engraved steel surfaces, scattered discoloration, signs of use/wear and minor pitting. Marked behind the hammer with an “L” marking and forward of the hammer with an “8”? mark. Molded, dark-colored (Black-painted) Hardwood fullstock of English Pattern 1842 & East India, Co. Pistol form. A robust forestock with an integrally carved ramrod channel: later ramnrod. Heavy military style grip with a cane type wrist with an oval brass pommel-cap. Simply carved moldings around the lock and the sidebolt mortises. In Very good condition with approx. 75%+ finish, generally sharp contours, some scattered handling marks and abrasions. Pierced at the muzzle for the (Later) suspension-chain. Full, Brass Military Style, P. 1842 & East India Co. “English” style mounts with a screw-fastened, oval, cup-type butt-cap with a later iron lanyard ring and a later suspension-chain. A single iron sidebolt without an escutcheon, a pinned and screw-fastened trigger-guard with plain rounded finials and a fluted bow. A simple flat nose-cap and a single barrel-form ramrod-pipe for the later/replaced iron ramrod. Very good mounts with a later-added, braided, ring-type, suspension-chain. Some light wear and signs of expected use. In overall very good condition with the noted later additions of the lanyard-ring, ramrod and chain. The iron surfaces of the barrel and lock with generally sharp contours, “bright” steel surfaces and scattered patches of pitting, rusting & discoloration. Very good stock with much of its blacked finish, light scattered handling marks and some scuffs. Overall length, 14 1/2”.

Price: $475.00


A VERY GOOD CONTINENTAL EUROPEAN DOUBLE BARREL PERCUSSION POCKET PISTOL, ca. 1850: : In overall very good untouched condition. The 3", octagonal, unmarked, .45 caliber, smoothbore, Damascus-Twist, steel barrels with untouched steel-gray surfaces and traces of their “twist-pattern”. Central Hammer Boxlock Percussion Mechanism with both the original dolphin-engraved hammers and Percussion nipples (one crushed): two offset triggers. In mechanically functional order with strong mainsprings and very good timing. Scroll-engraved frame and trigger-guard with a vine scroll pattern, on both side-panels and the tang. Retains untouched, generally smooth, gunmetal-gray, steel surfaces with scattered patches of staining/discoloration, en suite with the barrels. Molded and Floral Relief Carved, bag-shaped, burl-walnut grip with some light scattered handling marks and signs of use. Retains 85% finish with a tight metal-to-wood fit. A nice example of mid-19th Century Continental European (Belgian) Double Barrel Percussion Belt Pistol, ca. 1850. Overall length, 8 1/2".

Price: $750.00


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: SOLD


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: SOLD


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: SOLD


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: SOLD


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: SOLD


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