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Session I: Two-Day Auction, over 1,400 lots. Featuring: Collection of rare Randall Firearms, including Prototypes; several Smith & Wesson revolvers, from antique to modern; collectible & sporting rifles and shotguns, including three by Alexander Henry; variety of Winchester rifles and shotguns; Colt SAA revolvers, 1911's; military rifles and pistols from around the world; all types of modern firearms; antique fireams; high-grade shotguns; etc.
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Antique Probably Albanian Miquelet Pistol

Lot # 1 (Sale Order: 1 of 700)      

Antique Probably Albanian Miquelet Pistol, with brass fullstock, NVSN, approx. .65 cal., 12.25'' tapered round-to-octagonal at breech iron barrel is unmarked; iron ''Pati...morella'' or Spanish style lock with distinctive outside mainspring and flint cock with exposed sears; solid brass fullstock is elaborately if somewhat crudely chased in relief scrolls and floral patterns, has a lemon-shaped butt with raised skull cracker, and encloses the front 5'' of the barrel; separate loop triggerguard is decorated en suite; early-style trigger with curved tail. The lock appears to be in its original Miquelet form, with unbushed touchhole. Condition is very good for the age and type. Iron surfaces have a mostly smooth gunmetal gray-brown tone (the barrel may have been etched originally, but difficult to state positively); brass shows mostly crisp designs, light wear and an aged patina. Action is very stiff and does not seem to reach cocked position; smoothbore appears relatively clean. Est.: $750-$1,000. (Antique)

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Indonesian-Dutch Bronze Signal Cannon

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Indonesian-Dutch Bronze Signal Cannon, recovered from a shipwreck, with dark green patina overall. Decorated with cast raised floral designs and decorative bands at breec...moreh and muzzle. Flared leaf dart type muzzle. Notch type front sight with ears at rear near touch hole. Bore is approx. 1.250''; overall approx. 40.5''. Has a hole provision in rear for wooden aiming rod (not present). Bronze ''Y''-type swiveling barrel cradle with cast in spike for use on the railing of a ship. Breach end is approx. 3.75'' in dia. Flared decorated muzzle is approx. 3-7/8'' in dia. Ca. 19th Century. Condition is very good overall. Bore appears to be smooth, with no rifling. Est.: $1,200-$1,800.

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Unusual Palmer English Flintlock Pistol

Lot # 3 (Sale Order: 3 of 700)      

A Most Unusual Antique English Single-Shot Brass Screw-Barrel Flintlock Pistol by Palmer, Rochester, #5796, approx. .62 cal., 1'' round screw-off brass barrel has an inte...moregral lug for wrench removal, marked ''T.E. Hulkes Gleanings'' on circumference at muzzle, with border engraving at rear; boxlock brass frame has a unique engraved and elevated ''waterproof'' pan, a frizzen with an equally unique adjustable-tension spring, a sliding safety that locks the frizzen in the down/closed position, and a gracefully-formed reinforced flint cock; frame is marked ''Palmer Rochester'' at front with sunken proof marks at right side, is floral engraved with panel scenes of a panoply of martial flags, drums (or mortars) and shields on left and right sides, and has a folding trigger that automatically drops down when the pistol is cocked; one-piece varnished and checkered European hardwood ''bag-style'' grips. Mfg'd ca 1800-1830. Condition is very good. Metal surfaces retain no original finishes, but are smooth and clean with light toning to the brass, a dark patina to the iron, and clear engraving and markings. Grips are sound and smooth with moderate wear to the checkering. Action is strong and functions as designed; smoothbore is clean. Est.: $800-$1,200. (Antique)

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Goodwin & Co. O/U Flintlock Pistol

Lot # 4 (Sale Order: 4 of 700)      

Antique English Over/Under Screw-Barrel Flintlock Pocket Pistol, NVSN, approx. .40 cal., 1.625'' iron barrels are marked ''2'' and ''3'' at breeches; brass boxlock frame ...morehas corresponding numbers at breeches, a left-side barrel selector switch, a gracefully-shaped hammer, sliding rear safety, two proof marks ahead of trigger guard, and is floral engraved with ''Goodwin/& Co.'' within an oval on left side, and ''London'' on right; plain varnished walnut bag-style grips. Mfg'd ca. 1830s-50s. Condition is very good. Barrels retain no original finish but are smooth gunmetal gray overall; frame has light toning with clear engraving and markings. Grips are sound with light marks and later varnish. Action is crisp; smoothbores are clean with deep cuts inside muzzles for engaging a barrel wrench. Est.: $700-$900. (Antique)

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Pair of Edgson Flintlock Belt Pistols

Lot # 5 (Sale Order: 5 of 700)      

Identical Pair of Antique English Single-Shot Screw-Barrel Flintlock Belt Pistols, by Edgson, #1, approx. .52 cal., 4'' octagonal barrels, one pistol is marked ''1'' at b...morereech (other pistol unnumbered); both boxlock frames have left-side belt hooks, proof marks beneath, reinforced cocks, oval waterproof pans, sliding rear safeties, folding triggers that drop open when cocked, and are floral engraved with ''Edgson/Stamford'' within an oval on right sides against a panoply of martial flags and arms; plain varnished flat-sided walnut bag-style grips have vacant German silver inlays at wrists. Mfg'd ca. 1830s-50s. Condition is near excellent. Barrels retain approx. 96% deep original blue, triggers show bright fire-blue, case hardened frames are smooth gunmetal with clear engraving and markings. Grips are smooth with only slight handling marks and retain approx. 90% original varnish. Actions are crisp; bores are bright with deeply-cut rifling that facilitates engaging a barrel-removal wrench. Est.: $900-$1,200/pair. (Antique)

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Antique English Flintlock Blunderbuss, by Brunn

Lot # 6 (Sale Order: 6 of 700)      

Antique English Brass-Barrel Flintlock Blunderbuss, by Brunn of London, NVSN, approx. .70 cal., 14.5'' round-to-octagonal brass barrel bells to 1.75'' at its cannon-turne...mored muzzle, has two cannon-turned rings at round-octagon juncture, finely engraved breech and top tang, and marked ''London'' on top flat; beveled steel lockplate with small pointed rear teat is finely border engraved and marked ''Brunn'' under matching reinforced cock and pan; brass furniture includes loop triggerguard with lovely engraved pineapple front tang finial and elongated rear tang, engraved buttplate, two circular screw escutcheons opposite the lock, and two fancy fluted ferrules retaining the horn-tipped hardwood ramrod; varnished English walnut fullstock has raised aprons about both sides of the lock. Mfg'd ca. 1780-1820. This arm appears to be in original flintlock configuration, having unbushed touchhole and original parts; many of the screw heads are sunburst-engraved. Condition is fine. Brass shows an overall smooth aged tone; iron parts are clean gunmetal gray. Stock is solid and smooth showing only handling marks (has 6 ''kill'' notches carved at lower butt), good edges, nice grain and color, and perhaps an added coat of finish. Markings are sharp. This is a quality piece, complete and original. Est.: $1,200-$1,800. (Antique)

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Antique British Flintlock Blunderbuss

Lot # 7 (Sale Order: 7 of 700)      

Antique British Brass-Barreled Flintlock Blunderbuss, with spring-loaded top bayonet, NVSN, approx. .70 cal., 14.5'' round-to-octagonal brass barrel bells to 1-5/8'' at c...moreannon-turned muzzle (with bayonet lock at top), has cannon-turning at round-octagon juncture, engraved band and 2 ''(crown/crossed swords)'' proofmarks at breech, marked ''London'' on top flat; spring-actuated angular bayonet measures 13'', with hinge located 1.5'' behind muzzle and sliding catch on barrel tang; border-engraved lockplate with rear teat is engraved ''Ketland & Co.'', has delicately-detailed flint cock, pan and frizzen; brass furniture includes trigger guard with engraved loop, acorn front finial and long rear tang, buttplate with engraved long top tang, and two ferrules retaining the brass-tipped hardwood ramrod; varnished English walnut fullstock has carved aprons on either side of lock and a vacant circular German-silver escutcheon atop the wrist. Condition is very good. Brass parts have a light age-patina, lock parts are gunmetal gray, the bayonet is gunmetal gray with light peppering, markings are clear. Stock is sound with general marks from use and age, minor losses, and a glued repair where broken through approx. 4'' behind muzzle. Action is smooth; smoothbore looks clean. The gun appears to be in original flintlock configuration, with unbushed touchhole and original parts, and would have been a formidable weapon in a close-order confrontation. Est.: $1,500-$2,000. (Antique)

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Rare Antique Irish Copy of a Henry Deringer Pistol

Lot # 8 (Sale Order: 8 of 700)      

Rare Antique Irish Copy of a Henry Deringer Percussion Pocket Pistol, by Joseph Bowls of 22 Patrick Street, Cork, NVSN, .52 cal., 3-7/16'' octagonal barrel with pin front...more sight, marked ''Bowls Cork'' on top flat, floral engraved at breech and top tang; engraved serpentine lockplate with maker's name and matching hammer; steel mountings include an engraved nipple bolster, loop trigger guard with pineapple front tang, and ramrod ferrule; and a German silver shield inlay at wrist, all engraved en suite; one-piece varnished walnut (or root-wood) fullstock is finely checkered at wrist and bag style butt. Mfg'd ca. 1830s-40s. Measures 7.5'' overall. Condition is very good. Steel surfaces retain no original finish but are a smooth gunmetal color; German silver is clean; markings and engraving are sharp. Stock is solid and smooth with sharp checkering and much original varnish. Ramrod is missing. Action is strong and crisp; smoothbore is bright having scattered light erosion. Irish-made Deringer copies are quite rare. Est.: $600-$900. (Antique)

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Antique Henry Deringer Percussion Pocket Pistol

Lot # 9 (Sale Order: 9 of 700)      

Antique Henry Deringer Single-Shot Percussion Pocket Pistol, NVSN, .44 cal., 2.5'' round barrel with dovetailed, low blade German silver front sight, is marked ''Deringer...more/Philadela'' and ''P'' within a sunburst between two platinum bands at breech, has floral-engraved top tang with notch rear sight; engraved serpentine lockplate carries the same maker's marking, matching hammer; German silver mountings include a flash plate below the engraved nipple bolster, leaf-shaped sideplate, left and right barrel wedge escutcheons, loop trigger guard with long leaf-shaped front tang, teardrop-shaped buttcap, shield inlay at wrist, and forend cap, all engraved en suite; one-piece varnished walnut fullstock is checkered at wrist and ''bird's head'' butt. Mfg'd ca. 1856-66. Measures 5.5'' overall. Condition is near fine. Barrel retains little of the original simulated Damascus but is a smooth overall gunmetal-brown color; German silver is clean and bright; markings and engraving are sharp. Stock is solid and smooth with lightly worn checkering and most of its thin original varnish. Action is smooth; bore is clean with sharp rifling. Est.: $1,000-$1,500. (Antique)

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Antique Bel. Mariette Brevet 4-Barrel Pepperbox

Lot # 10 (Sale Order: 10 of 700)      

Antique Belgian Mariette Brevete 4-Barrel Under-Hammer Percussion Pepperbox Pistol, NVSN, .36 cal., 2.5'' round screw-off barrels have an overall finely-etched fluid patt...moreern and are numbered 1 through 4 as are corresponding revolving breeches (1 of which also has the familiar ''ELG'' Li‚ge proofmark); frame with ring trigger and integral bag-style gripstraps is floral-engraved and marked ''Mariette/Brevete'' on inner strap; two-piece ebonized hardwood grips. Condition is very good. Metal surfaces retain no original finish but are clean gunmetal gray with sharp markings and engraving; grips are smooth with much original varnish. Action seems to function; smoothbores are bright. Est.: $500-$750. (Antique)

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Pair of Antique Belgian Large Bore Perc. Pistols

Lot # 11 (Sale Order: 11 of 700)      

Matched Pair of Antique Belgian Large Bore Single-Shot Percussion Pistols, NVSN, approx. .64 cal., blued 8'' octagonal barrels are slightly swamped at muzzles, have small...more dovetailed blade front sights, notched rear sights with long sighting grooves, and ''ELG'' Li‚ge proofmarks at left breeches; blued lockplates are floral engraved with ''spider web'' engraved panels at their tails; iron furniture is engraved en suite, including upper barrel tangs (numbered ''1'' and ''2'' respectively), hammers, leaf-shaped sideplates, single ramrod ferrules, loop triggerguards with long fancy front tangs, and domed oval buttcaps; halfstocks of lovely varnished European rootwood are checkered at wrists, have vacant oval German silver escutcheons atop their wrists, raised aprons on either side of locks, and leaf-carved oval mouldings at their butts. Engraved screw heads; original button-tipped iron ramrods and single barrel keys. Mfg'd mid-19th century. Condition is very good. Barrels retain approx. 60% early-style light, bright blue with scattered discoloration/erosion that should be carefully cleaned; lockplates retain 40% smooth matching blue, the balance of the metal shows a gunmetal gray-brown patina. Stocks are sound and smooth with sharp checkering and perhaps 70% original varnish finish. Actions are smooth; bores are shiny with sharp multi-groove rifling. Est.: $1,200-$1,800/pair. (Antique)

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French Gaulois No. 1 Palm Pistol

Lot # 12 (Sale Order: 12 of 700)      

French Gaulois ''Squeezer'' No. 1 Palm Pistol, #T20495, 8mm RF cal., blued 2.25'' round barrel with brass post front sight, marked ''Gaulois'' and ''No. 1'' on top rib; b...morelued steel frame is marked ''Manufacture Francaise/Armes Et Cycles/Saint Etienne'' in a circular logo on top, fitted with a 3-position switch marked ''S'' (safe), ''F'' (fire) and ''D'' (unload/disassembly) on left side, and has the signature ''squeezer'' bar trigger at rear with a finely checkered hard rubber grip pad. 5-shot cartridge capacity. Mfg'd ca. 1890-1912. Condition is near excellent: Barrel and frame retain 90+% smooth original deep blue, with just light roughness to right frame and sharp edges and markings; squeezer bar retains moderate case colors with scattered light discoloration; grip pad of blended black-and-pink hard rubber retains sharp checkering with a three-quarter inch chip out at top left. Action seems to function properly; bore is clean with sharp rifling. Est.: $1,500-$2,000. (C&R/PPT)

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Antique French 1837 Chatellerault Naval Pistol

Lot # 13 (Sale Order: 13 of 700)      

Antique French Model 1837 Chatellerault Single Shot Percussion Naval Pistol, with belt hook, NVSN, approx. .61 cal., 6'' round barrel made without sights marked ''Mle. 18...more37'' on top strap; captive sliding-stirrup button-tip ramrod; serpentine lockplate is marked ''Mn Ru de/Chatellerault'' behind the graceful hammer; single brass barrel band has a long rear tang that extends past the loop triggerguard almost to the brass buttcap with its long top tang and iron lanyard ring; iron one-piece serpentine sideplate and belt hook; various parts are proofmarked, with a naval anchor mark at butt; one-piece oil-finished European hardwood stock. Condition is very good. Metal surfaces appear untouched having minor use marks and an overall light age patina as originally finished ''in the white''; markings are sharp, and all parts appear original. Action is strong and smooth; smoothbore appears clean along its entire length. Est.: $700-$950. (Antique)

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Antique Matched Pair of English Perc. Belt Pistols

Lot # 14 (Sale Order: 14 of 700)      

Antique Matched Pair of English Percussion Belt Pistols, cased with accoutrements, NVSN, .54 cal., 8'' octagonal barrels with tiny blade front sights are unmarked; serpen...moretine back-action locks have delicate floral engraving and the name ''Greaves'' behind hammers; steel furniture includes engraved loop trigger guards with pineapple-like front tangs and long rear ones, and two ferrules retaining the brass-tipped hardwood ramrods; varnished one-piece English walnut halfstocks are checkered at bag-style grips, have rectangular German-silver inlays atop wrists, matching oval barrel wedge escutcheons and nosecaps. Mfg'd ca. 1840s-60s. Condition is very good. Metal surfaces retain no original finish but are a dark gunmetal color with scattered light discoloration. Stocks show age/use marks but are sound with sharp checkering and much original finish. Actions are crisp and tight; smoothbores are clean showing moderate etching. The 11''x14.5'' varnished mahogany case is lined in a fine teal baize cloth and partitioned in the English style for the pistols, a copper and brass lozenge-shaped powder flask, twin ebony and walnut brass-tipped ramrods, wood-handled turnscrew, two percussion cap tins, two covered sections with ivory knobs containing linen patches, and a number of cast lead balls, all in very good condition. Est.: $2,500-$3,500. (Antique)(Don Koll collection)

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Swinburn & Son O/U Percussion Pistol

Lot # 15 (Sale Order: 15 of 700)      

Unusual Antique British Over-Under Double Barrel Percussion Belt or Boarding Pistol, NVSN, .54 cal., 4.375'' barrels marked ''C.P. Swinburn & Son London'' on top flat wit...moreh proof marks at left side, have a lower rib with captive stirrup-style button-head ramrod; finely-engraved steel frame has a naval-style spring-steel belt hook at left side, matching engraved hammers (the right one with an elongated, tube-type nose to reach the lower nipple), engraved trigger guard, twin triggers, and long top/bottom tangs retaining the two-piece finely-checkered English walnut grips having a vacant German silver oval at wrist and fluted/engraved buttcap with hinged door opening to a butt trap for percussion caps. Mfg'd ca. 1850s-60s. Condition is near fine. Metal surfaces retain good traces of original blue in protected areas and are otherwise smooth, light gunmetal gray with sharp edges, markings and engraving. Grips are sound and smooth and retain sharp checkering. Actions are stout; smoothbores are bright and clean. Est.: $1,000-$1,500. (Antique)

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Alexander Henry Large Frame Takedown Best Quality Rifle

Lot # 16 (Sale Order: 16 of 700)      

Alexander Henry Large Takedown Frame Best Quality Single Shot Rifle, #6638, .500 Express cal., 27.75'' barrel with two-leaf Express rear and bead type front sight, bankno...morete engraving to receiver block, hammer, and lockplate; checkered pistol-grip walnut stock and forend with shadow-line cheekpiece, with lightly engraved steel heel and toe treatment over checkered walnut buttplate. Barrel is marked ''Alex'r Henry, Edinburgh & London''; chamber area is additionally stamped L7864''. Lock is additionally marked ''Alex'r Henry''. Mfg'd 1892. Condition is excellent. Barrel has toned somewhat but retains approx. 94% overall thinning blue. Case hardened frame and back lock have toned and silvered, but colors are approx. 85% visible. Stock with very light impressions to both sides of cheekpiece; checking is extremely well defined and remains sharp. Action remains crisp and smooth, bore is bright. Est.: $7,500-$10,000. (Antique)

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Alexander Henry Standard Frame Best Quality Rifle

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Alexander Henry Standard Frame Best Quality Single Shot Rifle, #18653, .450-3.25'' BPE cal., 28.5'' barrel with three-leaf Express rear and bead type front sight, banknot...moree engraving to receiver block, hammer, and lockplate; checkered pistol-grip walnut stock and forend, with lightly engraved steel buttplate. Barrel is marked with ''E.M. Reilly & Co.'' retailer marks, including ''New Oxford Street, London'', and ''Rue Soribe Paris'' address. Lock is additionally marked ''E.M. Reilly & Co., London''. Mfg'd in approx. 1874. Condition is excellent. Barrel has toned somewhat but retains approx. 90% overall thinning blue. Case hardened frame and back lock have toned and silvered, as has lever, but colors are visible. Lifting block extension retains nearly all of its bright niter blue. Stock with light to just moderate impressions to both sides of cheekpiece; checking is extremely well defined and remains sharp over the last 125 years. Action is good, bore is fine. Est.: $7,500-$10,000. (Antique)

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Alexander Henry Small Frame Best Quality Takedown Rifle

Lot # 18 (Sale Order: 18 of 700)      

Alexander Henry Small Frame Best Quality Single Shot Takedown Rifle, #6479, .360-2.25'' BPE cal., 25.5'' blue barrel, banknote engraved case hardened frame, lock, hammer ...moreand lever; finely checkered pistol-grip walnut stock with shadow-line cheekpiece, and steel toe and heel treatment to checkered walnut butt. Condition is fine. Barrel retains approx. 60% thinning blue. Frame and lock components have toned a silvery gray, and wood-to-metal fit is excellent. Express sight leaves appear to be a later replacement. Stock with just moderate general impressions to both sides, and impressions to left side of pistol-grip checking. Left rear portion of chamber area with two small holes now having filler screws, as rifle was once fitted for a scope. Action is good, bore is bright. Est.: $4,000-$6,000. (Antique)

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Antique Swiss Schuetzen Rifle

Lot # 19 (Sale Order: 19 of 700)      

Antique Swiss Schuetzen Rifle, ''Robert Fluckiger'' in lightly scrolled panel, ''Zurich'' to similar panel on left side of frame; #147, 7.5x55 cal., 34-1/2'' fluted octag...moreon blue barrel, case hardened frame, lever, Swiss buttplate, and hardware; European walnut stock with high Swiss cheekpiece, right side of buttstock marked in German silver inlaid plaque ''U. Fpuhler/Zurich V''; double set triggers, windage adjustable front and elevation adjustable rear sight. Based on the Martini Peabody action. Condition is excellent showing very little use and is of exquisite workmanship. Case hardened components retain 65%+ original but lightly thinning finish. Stock shows light impressions and minor scuffs from field use. Action is crisp, bore is fine to excellent. Est.: $1,200-$1,800. (Antique)

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Pre-WWI German Schuetzen Rifle

Lot # 20 (Sale Order: 20 of 700)      

Pre-WWI German Schuetzen Rifle, #420, 8.15x46R cal., 30'' fluted rust blue barrel with flat sighting plain inlaid ''Victor Trulzsch in Nurnberg''; border engraved case ha...morerdened falling block frame, double set triggers, floral carved checkered cheekpiece walnut stock and forend, with protected ear pinned front sight and adjustable eyepiece removable Schuetzen rear sight. Ca.1910. Condition is about fine. Barrel retains approx. 85% thinning rust-type blue. Platina details have lightly tarnished. Edges to rear portion of sighting plain with minor dings to edges. Case colored receiver retains approx. 60% silvering and toning hues. Stock is fine with possibly an additional coat of varnish, small dings, and excellent detail to carving and checks. Set triggers function as designed. Good action, bright bore. Est.: $1,200-$1,800. (C&R)

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Antique Lg-Bore Tranter ''Bull Dog'' Style Revolver

Lot # 21 (Sale Order: 21 of 700)      

Antique Large-Bore Tranter ''British Bull Dog'' Style Double Action Revolver, #58320, .450 CF cal., 2.675'' octagonal barrel with blade front sight and border-engraved mu...morezzle, dealer marked ''Cogswell & Harrison/223 & 224 Strand, London'' on right angled flat, and ''450'' flanked by proof marks on left; plain round 5-shot cylinder; solid frame has fine double-line border engraving with a flower at hammer screw on both sides, is marked ''*Tranter*/Patent'' in an oval and ''58320'' at left breech; spring-actuated cylinder pin (swivels left for cartridge ejection), release lever below and a right-side hinged loading gate, large loop trigger guard, and integral grip straps with lanyard loop on oval buttplate; one-piece varnished checkered walnut grips. Condition is very good+. Metal surfaces retain no original finish but an overall bright gunmetal color with sharp edges, engraving and markings. Grips are excellent showing sharp checkering, lovely grain and all original finish. Action is tight and crisp; bore is brilliant with sharp rifling. Est.: $900-$1,200. (Antique)

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Mex. War Era M.1836 Flintlock Martial Pistol

Lot # 22 (Sale Order: 22 of 700)      

Exceptional Mexican War Era U.S. Model 1836 Single-Shot Flintlock Martial Pistol, by Robert Johnson of Middletown, CT, NVSN, .54 cal., 8.5'' round barrel with brass blade...more front and dished-oval rear sights, is marked ''US./JH/P'' and a tiny ''B'' at breech, with a captive stirrup-style button-tip steel ramrod; beveled lockplate is marked ''US./R. Johnson/Middn Conn/1842'' below the flint cock and curved brass pan; iron furniture includes a single barrel band having a long serpentine ''sideplate'', two-piece trigger guard with long lower tang extending to the circular buttcap whose backstrap extends to the top barrel tang; oil-stained one-piece walnut stock. Mfg'd 1842, with case hardened lockplate, hammer and frizzen, blued frizzen spring and trigger, and the balance of the metal finished bright. Condition is near excellent. Iron surfaces retain their original ''in-the-bright'' finish, with sharp edges and markings, the trigger and frizzen spring retain much original blue, the case hardened parts show a clean silvered tone. Stock is smooth and solid with original ''feathering'' and pleasing grain and color, and sharp left-side Army inspectors' markings of ''W.A.T'' (William A. Thornton) and ''JCB'' (Joseph C. Bragg) impressed within oval cartouches. Action is smooth and crisp; smoothbore is bright with scattered light etching; the pistol appears to be in original flintlock configuration with unbushed touchhole and correct parts. Est.: $1,500-$3,000. (Antique)

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U.S. Model 1842 Navy Perc. Pistol

Lot # 23 (Sale Order: 23 of 700)      

U.S. Model 1842 Navy Single-Shot Boxlock Percussion Pistol, by Ames, NVSN, .54 cal., 6'' round barrel without sights, is marked ''USN/(anchor)1845/R/P'' at breech, with a...more captive stirrup-style steel button-tip ramrod; distinctive boxlock style flat lockplate is marked ''N.P. Ames/Springfield/Mass.'' below the hammer, and ''USN/1845'' vertically at rear; brass furniture includes a single pin-retained barrel band, one-piece trigger guard, and inset circular buttcap; oil-stained one-piece walnut fullstock. Mfg'd 1845, with browned barrel and the balance of the metal finished bright. Condition is very good+. Barrel retains no original finish, but a smooth brownish-gunmetal gray color with sharp markings; brass parts are clean with light age toning. Stock is smooth and solid with pleasing grain and color, lacks the left-side inspector's marking but has a faint ''60'' painted there and a later thin coat of varnish. Action is strong and crisp; smoothbore is bright with cleaned light etching; edges and markings are sharp; the pistol appears completely original. Est.: $800-$1,200. (Antique)

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Springfield 1868 Allin Trapdoor Rifle

Lot # 24 (Sale Order: 24 of 700)      

Antique Springfield Model 1868 Allin Trapdoor Infantry Rifle, with bayonet and sling, #6043, .50 CF cal., 32.5'' round barrel with block-blade front sight (doubles as bay...moreonet lug) and long-range sliding-leaf rear sight, marked ''6043'' at breech; trapdoor breech has matching ser. no., marked ''1869/(eagle head)/U.S.'' at hinge; beveled lockplate is stamped ''(spread-wing eagle and shield)'' to left of ''U.S./Springfield'' below latch lever, and ''1865'' to rear; iron furniture includes two-piece trigger guard marked ''P'' over ''43'' on long rear tang, curved buttplate marked ''US'' at top tang, two spring-retained barrel bands, nosecap, and slotted flat-tip ramrod; walnut fullstock has script ''SWP'' (Samuel W. Porter) inspector's cartouche at left opposite lock. Mfg'd ca. 1868-72, in overall ''arsenal bright'' finished metal and oil-stained stock. Condition is very good. Barrel retains much of its bright finish, the balance of the metal is smooth gunmetal gray with sharp edges and markings. Stock is sound and smooth with light use marks, minor loss around sideplate, nice grain and color. Action is crisp; bore is bright with defined rifling. Bayonet is gunmetal gray and marked ''US/S'' at throat; russet leather sling is sound with light aging. Est.: $700-$1,000. (Antique)

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Springfield 1870 Allin Trapdoor Rifle

Lot # 25 (Sale Order: 25 of 700)      

Antique Springfield Model 1870 Allin Trapdoor Infantry Rifle, with bayonet and sling, #236, .50 CF cal., 32.5'' barrel with block-blade front sight (doubles as bayonet lu...moreg) and long-range sliding-leaf rear sight, marked ''236'' at breech; trapdoor breech is marked ''Model/1870/(eagle head)/U.S.'' at hinge; beveled lockplate is stamped ''(spread-wing eagle and shield)'' to left of ''U.S./Springfield'' below latch lever, and ''1863'' to rear; iron furniture includes two-piece trigger guard, curved buttplate marked ''US'' at top tang, two spring-retained barrel bands, nosecap, and slotted flat-tip ramrod; walnut fullstock. Mfg'd ca. 1870-73, in overall ''arsenal bright'' finished metal and oil-stained stock. Condition is very good. Barrel retains much of its bright finish, the balance of the metal is smooth gunmetal gray with sharp edges and markings. Stock is sound and smooth with light use marks and nice grain and color but no inspector's cartouche. Action is crisp; bore is clean with overall light frosting and defined rifling. Bayonet is gunmetal gray and marked ''US/S'' at throat; dark russet leather sling is sound and smooth. Est.: $750-$1,250. (Antique)

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