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Fine Pair of Scottish Steel Flintlock Ram’s Butt Pistols by John Campbell Attributed to Kenneth McKenzie leader of Clan McKenzie

.52 caliber. 6.5" barrel lengths. SN: NSN. Polished steel construction with silver highlights. Locks singed "John Campbell" in script. Pistols of traditional Scottish form with "scroll" or "ram's horn" butt profiles, flush-fit locks, ball shaped triggers and multistage tapered round barrels with fluted breeches and slightly flared octagonal muzzles. Flint locks with rounded and fenced, un-bridled pans and flat faceted swan neck cocks. Locks remain in original flint with original top jaws and screws intact. Pistols with nearly full coverage engraving showing neatly executed flowing foliate scrolls over most of the surfaces, as well as traditional Scottish geometric woven rope motifs, and reeding on the first stage of the barrel near the breech. Pistols are further embellished with three engraved silver bands on the bottoms of the frames. Pistols retain their original 3.625" steel belt hooks on the reverse, which are lightly engraved with traditional motifs. Tapered, metal button-head ramrods with baluster turned rings are secured by single pipes and vent picks with ball finials are threaded into the pistol's butts. Obverse grips mounted with silver ovals engraved with the Clan McKenzie crest of a stag's head within a shield, with stars and dots around the periphery and surrounded by an oval with the Latin motto "Fide Parta, Fide Aucta" (By Faith Obtained, By Faith Increased), the motto of Kenneth McKenzie who was the hereditary clan chieftain from 1761-1781. John Campbell was one of three generations of Scottish gunmakers who worked in Doune, Scotland (located near both Stirling & Falkirk) during the 18th century from roughly 1710 to 1798. These pistols were likely produced by either the first or second Campbell of that line, as the first worked until circa 1750, with second active for at least a decade before and after that time.

Additional research by the consignor suggests that these pistols were mostly likely owned by clan leader Kenneth McKenzie (b.1744-d.1781) 1st Earl of Seaforth (recreated), as this version of the clan motto in conjunction with the crest were used by him. During the Jacobite uprising of 1715, Kenneth's grandfather William, the attainted 5th Earl of Seaforth, supported the claim of the pretender James Stuart against George I of England. At the conclusion of the conflict, when the war was lost by the Jacobites, William and his descendants were stripped of their hereditary lands and titles. The hereditary lands were subsequently repurchased by the family as both Kenneth and his father (also Kenneth, Lord Fortrose) were supporters of the English crown. Kenneth (Viscount Fortrose) was made Baron Ardelve, a peerage in Ireland in 1766 and in 1771 was also made The Earl of Seaforth, a newly created (or recreated) peerage, in Ireland. He served as a Member of Parliament for Caithness (Scotland) from 1768-1774 and in 1772 he was elected a Fellow of the prestigious Royal Society. With the opening of hostilities in the American colonies and the need to replace garrison troops from around the British Empire that had been sent to the conflict in North America, the British government pressed those with titles that had been supported by the crown to raise regiments to help with the military manpower crisis. McKenzie subsequently raised the 78th Seaforth (Highland) Regiment in December of 1779, which he led as its Lieutenant Colonel. The regiment was dispatched to service in India in June of 1781 and during the journey McKenzie fell ill and died in August. His body was consigned to the deep, and leadership of the regiment and the clan was passed to his cousin Thomas Frederick McKenzie Humberston.

A lovely and historic pair of mid-18th century Irish pistols with direct association with the Clan McKenzie that were likely the personal arms of Kenneth McKenzie who led the clan for two decades, from the time of his father's death in 1761 until his own death in 1781.

Starting Price: $12,000
Estimate: $25,000 - $40,000
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Flintlock Pistol by Johann Jakob Kuchenreuter

.44 caliber. 5.875" barrel length. SN: NSN. Browned finish, gilt brass furniture, European hardwood stock with horn forend cap. Pocket sized rifled flintlock sporting pistol with an adjustable trigger, folding leaf rear sight and brass blade front sight. Octagon to round barrel signed "JOH. JAC. KUTCHENREUTER" along the raised top flat. 3.75" rounded flint lock with unbridled rounded and fenced pan and rounded swan neck cock. Lock decorated by deep relief engraved game scenes with a dog in the woods under the pan and a large stag grazing at the tail of the lock. Cock engraved with flowing foliate scrolls with punch dot shading. Octagonal portion of barrel similarly decorated with deep relief engraving of a large recumbent stag with decorative gilt highlights and gold maker's cartouche of a cavalryman with the initials "I I K" over the breech. This same touch mark is shown as figure 654 on page 651 of Volume I of Hear der Neue Stockel. Gilt brass furniture is decorated with deeply chiseled foliate motifs and game scenes, the buttcap is engraved with a feathery shell motif and with another large stag. European hardwood stock, likely of beech, with lovely Rococo relief carving surrounding the breech plug tang and forward of the triggerguard along the bottom of the stock. Tail of lock and coutnerpane with raised, carved aprons. Forend tip of light colored horn. Tapered wood ramrod with horn tip as well, secured by a single faceted brass thimble and an entry pipe.

Johan Jackob Kutchenreuter (b.1709-d.1783) and was part of the Kuchenreuter dynasty of Germanic gunmakers. He worked in Steinweg near Regensburg (Bavaria) during the mid-18th century and was the son of Johann Chistoph and the brother of Joseph and Johann Andreas Kuchenreuter, all of whom were highly accomplished gun makers as well. Johan Jakob served as gunmaker to the Princely House of Thurn & Taxis. This is a really lovely example of a mid-to-late 18th century pistol of the highest quality as would be expected from a gunmaker to a royal court.

Starting Price: $2,000
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
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Outstanding Italian Flintlock Fusil by Botti & Cominazo

.52 caliber. 34.5" pinned barrel. SN: NSN. Bright barrel, fire blued screws, gilt brass furniture, figured full-length Italian walnut stock. Two-stage octagonal to round barrel with baluster turned rings at the transition with a deeply fluted and reeded breech, which is engraved on the top flat "LAZARINO COMINAZO". Folding leaf rear sight, integral blade front sight. 5.125" rounded flint look with pronounced teat at rear is engraved "Gio Botti" under the rounded, fenced and unbridled pan. Rounded reinforced cock is relief engraved with a sea serpent motif with the tail of the serpent forming the reinforce of the cock. Tail of lock, lower outside edge of pan and face of frizzen engraved en-suite. Comb of cock engraved with feather motifs and outer edges of the lower and top jaws are lightly engraved en-suite as well. Frizzen toe and spring engraved and decorated in complimentary styles. Gilt brass furniture is decorated with deeply chased sea serpent and flowing foliate motifs, with the apron around the breech plug tang, the triggerguard, the trigger plate and the buttplate all showing the same thematic designs. Both ramrod pipes are similarly decorated. Stock with raised cheek rest on reverse with a simple, elegant carved Rococo scroll boarder and a neatly executed carved Rococo apron around the leading edge of the comb with simple fluting along the upper and lower edges of the obverse butt. Forend with simple and elegant raised carved decorations at the ramrod entry and with clean fluted boarder lines along the upper edge of the ramrod channel. Accompanying wood ramrod with chased gilt brass tip decorated with a floral motif.

Giovanni Botti whose name is engraved on the lock as Gio Botti worked in Brescia circa 1685-1720. The name on the barrel, Lazarino Cominazo, could be one of several Brescia gunmakers of that name working during the same period. Overall this is a really outstanding Italian flintlock fowler with deep relief decorated gilt brass furniture, an artistically engraved lock and wonderfully figured wood. A pair of similarly marked, highly embellished pair of flintlock pistols are in the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Starting Price: $7,500
Estimate: $15,000 - $25,000
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Cased Pair of English Percussion Overcoat Pistols by James Collins

.65 caliber (carbine bore). 6.75" wedge retained smoothbore octagonal barrels. no S/N. Damascus patterned browned barrels, color casehardened break-off breeches, casehardened locks, blued hammers and iron furniture, German silver wedge escutcheons and thumb plate, walnut stocks with checkered grips. Top flats of barrels engraved "COLLINS LONDON", locks engraved "COLLINS" as well. Locks and furniture engraved with high quality, tight foliate scrolls, triggerguard with pineapple finial. Floral engraved cap boxes in butts. Bolsters with platinum blowouts, blued dovetailed notch rear sight and dovetailed front sight blade. Horn-tipped ramrods with heavy brass butts and concealed ball pullers. Back action locks with three-click tumblers. Pistols are contained in what appears to be their original English compartmentalized mahogany veneer retailer casing with a green baize lining, recessed brass carry handle, a pair of brass clasp closures, Bible hinges and a lock. The inner lid retains a paper James Collins retailer label listing his address as 115 Regent Street, London. Accessories include a heavy wood loading rod with removable brass head and concealed ball puller, a "SYKES" maker marked compartmentalized flask with powder, ball and grease/patch compartment, a walnut handled cone wrench and a later period aluminum oiler with an 1896 patent date. James Collins was a London gunmaker and retailer who worked circa 1825-1854. He was located at his 115 Regent Street address circa 1833-1854. A lovely set in wonderful condition with a nice case and fine multi-compartment flask.

Starting Price: $2,000
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
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English Flinklock Trade Pistol by W. Ketland

24-Bore (.58 caliber). 9.4375" pinned barrel. no S/N. Browned finish, brass furniture, full-length walnut stock. Flat lock plate with pronounced teat at rear marked "W. / KETLAND / & Co." in three lines. Lock with unbridled integral fenced iron pan and flat faceted swan-neck cock. Lock remains in original flint. Touchhole slightly oversized, with moderate erosion, well centered in the pan and appropriately tapered. Top of barrel marked "LONDON" and breech with "{CROWN}/GP" and "{CROWN}/P" Tower private proof marks. Brass furniture includes flat S-shaped side plate, butt cap, oval wrist escutcheon, triggerguard and ramrod pipes. Includes an old wood ramrod the is likely a replacement. William Ketland was part of the Ketland gunmaking family the also worked in the retail and wholesale gun trade. He was most active during the first two decades of the 19th century, with Ketland & Co exporting thousands of guns to markets around the world.

Starting Price: $300
Estimate: $600 - $900
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Battle of Lake Erie Congressional Presentation Sword with Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry Autograph Letter Signed

A Fine And Extremely Rare War of 1812 Presentation Sword, Commissioned By Congress And Posthumously Awarded To Midshipman John Clark, Killed In Action In The Battle Of Lake Erie, 10 September 1813 with Autograph Letter Signed from Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry.

Previously unknown and consigned by direct descendants of Midshipman Clark. This sword, together with approximately 27 others, was commissioned from the legendary Philadelphia sword maker William Rose, Sr. (1783-1856) and possibly etched by master artist William Meer for presentation to junior warrant officers who took part at the Battle of Lake Erie under the command of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry.

The hilt and scabbard fittings are of cast, chased, and mercury-gilded brass, now black with tarnish and untouched, as-found. An unusual combination of classical and naval motifs, the cast-in-the-round bust-form pommel wears a Roman-style helmet with the rectangular grip adorned with a mermaid holding an urn in high relief. The shell guard features an eagle in relief standing on a cannon barrel before crossed flags and anchors. The reverse of the shell guard is decorated with a laurel wreath flanked by large letters “U.S.” The knuckle guard (section missing) consists of pierced acanthus branches above and below a medallion with low relief bust portrait.

The straight, double-edged blade is frost etched with four rectangular panels with stylized blossoms, trophies of arms, and the inscription: “JOHN CLARK MIDSHIPMAN / Lake Erie 10th September 1813." The other side is etched with a framed naval engagement vignette and the inscription: “Altius ibunt qui ad / summa nituntur” (He who aims highest rises highest). The maker’s name “W. ROSE” is etched at the forte. The blade retains considerable original polish with some staining and the frost etching and inscriptions are clearly visible. The black leather scabbard is in two pieces but otherwise complete with both chape and locket. The locket with a trident motif and the chape with an anchor entwined by a sea creature. A similar sword, presented to Midshipman Peleg K. Dunham is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (2013.622a, b).

Midshipman John Clark (1793-1813) served aboard the USS Scorpion, a sloop launched during the spring of 1813 for service in the upper Great Lakes, commanded by Sailing Master Stephen Champlin and operating in Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry's squadron on Lake Erie. She saw action during the Battle of Lake Erie with the distinction of firing both the first and last shots. Midshipman Clark was one of only two men lost from the Scorpion during the battle.

John Clark's father, Sanford Clark, wrote to his son's commanding officer, Commodore Perry regarding his son's entitled prize money. Commodore Perry's letter in response to Sanford Clark is included here:

PERRY, Oliver Hazard (1785-1819). Autograph letter signed ("O.H. Perry") to Sanford Clark. Newport, RI, 14 March 1814. 1 page, 4to, framed with postmarked envelope, toned, minor losses at edges, not examined out of frame.

Perry addresses the practicalities regarding the money owed: "I have received your letter of the 6th last. In reply to your enquiries respecting your late son Midshipman John Clark’s share of prize money, wages etc. I beg leave to refer you to the purser, Samuel Hambleton Esq. now in Washington, who is the agent also for paying the prize money."

He continues, providing details of Clark's burial and praise for his military conduct to the grieving father: "Your son was buried on Edward’s Island, his grave is with those of the other officers, who fell in the action of the 10th of Sept. Your son behaved as became a brave officer and fell at his post supporting his country’s honor, I sympathize with you in his loss, he, no doubt had he lived would have been an honor to his friends and to his country."

Sanford Clark also wrote to President Madison on 9 June 1814, requesting information on payment. A note for reply indicates that John Clark's share was $811.35. Sanford wrote again to the President on 1 January 1817, stating: "Permit me to remind your Excellancy [sic] that it is now well nigh three years since the above resolution passed the National Legislature and the same has not been carried into effect," and he notes at the top of the letter the resolution of the "Senate & House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that the President of the United States be requested to present a Sword to the nearest male relation of Midshipman John Clark who was slain gallantly combating the enemy in the glorious battle gained on Lake-Erie under the command of Captain Perry." (Both letters held by the National Archives, DNA: RG 45, Misc. Letters Received). Clark's persistence was gratified as the family received both their owed payment and this fine sword. 

Starting Price: $6,000
Estimate: $12,000 - $15,000
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Exceptionally Rare Unaltered Hatchet Tip French Model AN XIII Cuirassier Saber

38.375" (97.5cm) hatchet tipped, tapered single-edged blade. 1.375" wide at ricasso with two wide fullers running nearly the full length of the blade. 44.875" in overall length. Spine engraved in a single line "Manufre Rle de Kinglenthal Nbre 1814". Reverse ricasso with illegible inspection mark, obverse blade marked in upper fuller with Klingenthal inspections of a "{* over B in an oval}" for Bourson, an "{L in a circle}" for Lobstein and a "{partially wreathed B}" for Bick. All are correct inspection marks for the production date on the spine. Another "{* over B in an oval}" inspection is found on the top of the inner face of the brass guard, with the inspection letters "V, F and B" on the face of the guard. 6.5" hilt with heavy brass guard with three branches and a knuckle bow with the reverse of the knuckle bow stamped "VERSAILLES" and the upper rear of the bow, where it meets the pommel cap stamped "BELGIUM". A partially obscured inspector's mark is stamped over the "V" in Versailles, making it difficult to see. An "{asterisk}" and the letter "V" are stamped on the interior of the guard where the three outer branches come together. Leather covered wood grip with cord wrap and 13 rows of twisted brass wire. Saber is accompanied by a metal scabbard with two suspension rings that has as a symmetrical lyre-shaped drag and a riveted throat. Top of throat inspected with a small asterisk and with a small "{r in a circle}" on the upper mount. Scabbard measures 39.625" in overall length.

This Versailles hilted, Klingenthal bladed French AN XIII Heavy Cavalry Saber was produced in the winter 1814, roughly four months prior to the 100 Days and is a rare example of an unmodified AN XIII saber that retains its original hatchet tip and has not been altered to spear point as was done with most AN XIII sabers in inventory circa 1816. As such, the saber is almost certainly a Waterloo trophy, as swords that were still in French service after that battle were almost universally modified. The "Belgium" mark on the guard suggests that the saber remained in Beligum after the battle and was later exported to another country at a time when the "country of origin" of an item had to be applied to it for importation. A wonderful opportunity to own a correct Waterloo period French Cuirassier Saber.

Starting Price: $1,200
Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500
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Saxon Garde Reiter Officer M1907 Helmet with Lion

Saxon Officer helmet with tombac body, double-step front, and "lobster tail" rear visor trimmed in nickel silver. Obverse with large officer's silver star and gilt Saxon coat of arms. Helmet is surmounted with a highly detailed, silver-plated Lion of Meissen, with gilt monogram of Frederick Augustus Rex on shield, awarded to this unit only, in 1907, to be worn in place of spike for parades and state or gala occasions. Complete with national and state officer's large sized cockades, clover leafed rosettes, and leather-lined tombac chinscales. Officer's sweatband and brown head cloth lining, with no lining to front visor and evidence of black velvet to rear visor. Stamped with number 21 on lion's testicles and on reverse of monogram shield, and stamped 128 on the bottom, left rear paw.

The regiment began in Dresden in 1680 as the 1st Schweres Regiment and was the premier cavalry unit of the Saxon Army.

Starting Price: $7,500
Estimate: $15,000 - $20,000
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British Victorian 12th Prince of Wales Lancer Officer Helmet

Model 1856 black patent leather body trimmed with gilt braid, bullion thread, ribbed red wool "melton" cloth top and mercury fire-gilded gold-plated fixtures. Gilded brass triangular and rayed plate bearing in silver, the Victorian crown with Prince of Wales feathers above the Royal Arms and the sphinx over Egypt below; the scroll inscribed "Dieu Et Mon Droit" resting on two sprays of rose, thistle, and shamrock intertwined. Below, on three gilt scrolls, the battle honors of Peninsula, Sevastopol, and Waterloo, the outer ends of the scrolls finish in sprays of laurel. Gold gimp and Orris cord across the 7.25" square top and down the angle sides; on the left side, a gold bullion rosette with embroidered VR cipher on dark blue velvet, behind which is a plume socket. At the waist of the helmet, a 1" wide braid of lace with two bands of narrower braid below. A similar double band of lace around the bottom of the skull. Gilded lion head rosettes on both sides, and a black velvet backed chain chinstrap of 5/8" interlocking rings, with gilt ring and hook at back of helmet. The front peak embroidered with three rows of gold purl thread, 1.25" wide. Red cocktail feather plume standing 4.5" above the top of the cap and falling 12", with a small brass ring at its top, and a gilt corded ball with upright leaves for plume socket. Interior sweatband of Swiss leather with drawstring fastening to silk, maroon liner.

 

The 12th and 9th Lancers amalgamated in 1960, and today are titled the 9th/12th Royal Lancers (Prince of Wales).

Starting Price: $1,700
Estimate: $3,500 - $4,500
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British Victorian 21st Empress of the India's Lancer Officer Helmet

Model 1898 black patent leather body trimmed with gilt braid, bullion purl thread, ribbed french blue “melton” wool cloth top and gilded metal fixtures. Gilded copper triangular rayed plate surmounted with first pattern silver officer’s plate with crossed lances, the queen’s crown with crowned lion above and Royal Arms below with rose, thistle, and shamrock sprays and 3 small scrolls with "Dieu Et Mon Droit", a center scroll Khartoum, and 2 larger banners with 21st Empress of and India’s Lancers.  Laurel leaf spray to right corner, sheaths of wheat to left corner of plate. Centered at the badge's bottom, the Imperial cipher VIR of Victoria Regina I. A squatter, lower version of earlier patterns, but with the same patterns of braid, visor decoration, bosses, chin chain, and plume socket but a bullion plume rosette with VR on a white velvet center. Interior lining of tan leather sweatband, and crimson silk head liner. White cock feathers rise 6" and fall 14", with small brass ring at top.

The 21st and 17th Lancers were amalgamated in 1922 and today are simply known as the 17th/21st Lancers. 

Starting Price: $1,700
Estimate: $3,500 - $4,500
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Prussian Garde Regiment Zu Fuss Officer's Grenadier Helmet

Model 1894 mitre helmet of the First Foot Guards, First and Second Battalions, with matte silver plate front with Frederick the Great eagle and cypher with motto “Semper Talis” ( English translation “Always Faithful”). Grenade displays on back and sides of metal headband. Red cloth “bag” seamed with officer’s pattern silver braiding. Silver plated pompom (puschel/”nationale”) of pear-shaped officer’s pattern. Nickel silver, leather-lined, flat scaled chinstraps of 1894 lug pattern. No cockades were worn. Includes hand painted figure depicting full uniform. 

Starting Price: $2,000
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
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Prussian Liebgendarmerie Helmet with Eagle

Model 1889 helmet of the personal bodyguards of the German emperor and empress with nickeled steel “lobster tailed” body of unique design with tombac trim. Front and rear visors have pointed shape. Garde star silver helmet plate consists of enlisted pattern of the Order of the Black Eagle with Mitt Gott Fur Konig und Vaterland 1860 ribbon and "Suum Cuique" motto with orange center and black eagle separate piece. Gilt crowned eagle with upswept wings of unit specific design and worn for parades and ceremonial duties sits atop an elliptical base with rivets. Large Prussian state cockade with convex cavalry style brass chinstraps with leather lining. Interior lining consists of green leather to underside of front visor and black leather to rear visor. Head and sweatband are of leather. Members of the two troops of this guard were enlisted personnel commanded by officers of the 2nd Kurassier Regiment under a general officer aide-de-camp. Men selected for these units were required to be Sergeants with 12 years of prior service and expert marksmen with pistol. Includes hand painted figure depicting full uniform. 

Starting Price: $5,000
Estimate: $10,000 - $12,000
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Prussian Kaiser Alexander's Garde Grenadier Officer Helmet

Model 1894 mitre helmet of the 1st and 2nd Battalions of Alexander’s Guard Grenadiers. Tombac front plate with large officer’s pattern Order of the Black Eagle enameled in white, black,and red on a silver star below the silver Crown of Prussia. Red cloth “bag” seamed with distinct silver officer’s braid and a white cloth head surround with 3 grenade ornaments, and leather lined chinstraps of tombac. Large cylindrical puschel/pompom/”nationale” braided with silver bullion with black velvet top. Includes hand painted figure depicting full uniform. 

Starting Price: $8,000
Estimate: $16,000 - $18,000
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Russian Pavlovsky Grenadier Regiment Officer Helmet

Model 1877 mitre helmet to the Guard Infantry Pavlovski Grenadier regiment with gilded brass plate with crowned, double-headed eagle with Saint George on breast shield, banner with “God is with us” motto. A large star to the Order of Saint Andrew enameled with black, red, white and blue components to the crucified saint and eagle center. The inscription translates “For Faith and Fidelity”. Mounted above the star is a silver banner commemorating a battle at Gornyi-Dubnyak, 12 October 1877 (Turkish campaign). Red wool cloth “bag” seamed with silver officer’s braiding above a white wool headband. Rosettes of grenade design fasten the leather lined convex brass chinscales. The large national cockade of gold, black and orange is affixed behind the chinscales on the right side. The officer’s pattern, pear shaped, pompom is of silver bullion and has, since 1884, the monogram of the emperor, Nicholas II, on a black velvet center. Officer quality leather sweatband and red twill lining stamped with maker’s marks. 

Starting Price: $6,000
Estimate: $12,000 - $14,000
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Bavarian General Medical Officer Helmet with Feather Plume

Model 1904 squared front visor fibre helmet with Crowned Royal Arms of Bavaria supported by two crowned lions rampant regardant each with forked tail, above a decorative scroll bearing the motto “In Treue Fest” in Gothic lettering. The helmet plate with laurel leaves dates from 1886. From 1913, an enameled centerpiece for Bavarian Generals only was authorized. The plaque is in two pieces, with the small shield separate, and enamel colors of black, red, white and blue. All metal fittings for a Medical General Officer are gilded, not silvered, and the chinscales are flat, not convex. The state cockade for Bavaria is silver with a blue ring ( worn on the left) and the National Prussian kokarde is red, silver and black (worn on the right). Cruciform base for spike or plume holder is attached to the helmet with eightpointed stars, and has perlring design and six vent holes below six-fluted “trichter” plume holder with white over blue cock feathers plume. Officer’s white silk lining and white leather sweatband. 

Starting Price: $3,000
Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000
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Italian General Officer Helmet with Eagle

Model 1874 black fibre body. The exterior is entirely covered in black sealskin and trimmed with silver edging and fittings. Atop sits a hallmarked silver plate with floral design that extends to the rear of the helmet bottom edge, and to this plate is attached a gold crowned eagle with outspread wings, forward of a gold filigree comb which also extends rearward to the helmet’s rear bottom edge. Silver flower ear rosettes fasten silver chinscales with shield shapes,with leather strap and silver buckle, to the helmet skull. A silk, tri-colored ( red, white & green) national cockade is behind the left ear rosette. A large rayed silver star backplate has attached to it a five-pointed gold star with the crowned monogram of Umberto I (1844-1900), King of Italy (1878-1900), son of Victor Emanuel II. Interior consists of reddish-brown leather sweatband and blue cloth lining. Worn with parade plume of white heron and ostrich feathers upright through eagle’s back (not included). Includes hand painted figure depicting full uniform. 

Starting Price: $3,000
Estimate: $6,000 - $7,000
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Italian Heavy Siege Or Windlass Crossbow Circa 1650

39" length. 8" height. 31" steel bow. 47" overall with crank. An Italian heavy siege or windlass crossbow that is believed to have been made around 1650. Item has a walnut stock with steel and bone inlays, with a steel trigger guard. Complete with its original windlass type crannequin with rope still attached. Bow is marked with what appears to be a "3". Receipt paperwork from Sotheby's included. Item is without bowstring. 

Starting Price: $1,200
Estimate: $2,500 - $5,000
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Ames Eagle Pommel Militia Officers Sword

31.125" straight spear point blade. 1" wide at ricasso with narrow 11.5" central fuller. overall length 37.125". Blade etched with flowing foliate patterns with a panoply of arms on the obverse and a spread-winged eagle on the reverse. Obverse ricasso etches in three lines: "Ames Mfg Co / Chicopee / Mass". 6" long brass hilt with 5.5" wide gilt brass guard cast in the form of a spread-winged eagle that overlaps the ricassso on the the front. Flat quillons with shell motif, upper quillon replaced and a two section gilt brass chain suspended from the lower quillon and pommel cap as a guard. Gilt brass pommel cap cast in the form of an eagle, holing the ring for the guard chain in its beak. Silver-plated hexagonal grip engraved with Arabesque foliate scrolls and floral motifs with the pairs of the Shield of Columbia as the central panel on on each side. Gilt sheet brass scabbard with dual ring mounts at upper mount and a single ring at the center mount. Reverse of throat stamped with three line Ames address mark. Mounts of gilt cast brass with the Shield of Columbia on the upper mount, a wreathed central mount and a nicely embellished drag.

 

Starting Price: $400
Estimate: $800 - $1,200
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Rio Grande Camp Knife By William Jackson

7" spear point blade with a 4" false edge.  Marked on along the false edge "Rio Grand Knife", marked on the ricasso "Wm Jackson, Sheaf Island Sheffield". Stag handle with German silver escutcheon and pins. Leather sheath with German silver tip.  

Starting Price: $500
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
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US Model 1836 Flintlock Pistol by Waters

.54 caliber, 8.5" round barrel, no S/N. Bright finish, walnut stock, iron furniture. Single shot US marital smoothbore flintlock pistol. Lock marked in four lines with {Eagle Head} over "A.H. WATERS/MILBURY, MASS/1844". No markings left on barrel. Flash pan, cock, top jaw and screw and other external flintlock parts replaced, touchhole not re-drilled, apparently a drum conversion to percussion later reconverted to flint with a combination of original and reproduction parts. Counterpane with two illegible cartouches, retains original captive swivel ramrod.

Starting Price: $400
Estimate: $800 - $1,200
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U.S. Model 1842 Musket by Springfield

.69 caliber. 42" barrel secured by three flat, spring retained barrel bands. no S/N. Bright finish, smooth walnut stock. Standard Springfield lock markings, dated "1853" at the tail, with matching "1853" date on the breech plug tang. Standard "V/P/{Eagle Head}". Clear script "JS" cartouche on counterpane of stock. Retains original sling swivels and full-length trumpet head ramrod. A very fine and crisp example the last of the US smoothbore muskets.

Starting Price: $750
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500
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Whitney Mississippi Rifle with Sling

.54 caliber. 33" barrel secured by two spring retained barrel bands. no S/N. Browned barrel, color casehardened lock and hammer, brass furniture, walnut stock. Lock marked in two horizontal lines forward of the hammer "E. WHITNEY / US" and in two vertical lines behind the hammer "N. HAVEN 1850". Breech plug tang with matching "1850" date. Upper left breech inspected in three lines "US / SM / VP" with the lower left flat marked "STEEL". Counterpane of stock with script "GW" sub-inspection cartouche followed by a script "WAT" final inspection cartouche. Rifle retains its original fixed notch rear sight, brass blade front sight, both sling swivels and a full-length brass tipped steel ramrod. A spare percussion nipple is in its storage location the patchbox. The rifle is accompanied by a period white buff leather sling with a partially visible "NEWARK, NJ" maker's mark and a crisp ordnance inspector's acceptance stamp. A very nice example of an unaltered Mississippi Rifle by the most prolific of the contract makers of these rifles.

Starting Price: $2,000
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
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23

Cased Early Production Model 1854 Beaumont Adams Percussion Revolver

54-Bore (.442). 6" octagonal barrel length. SN: 16813R / B812. Blued finish, color casehardened 5-chambered cylinder, checkered one-piece walnut grip. Top strap and top flat of barrel engraved in a single line: "Deane, Adams & Deane No 30 King William Street London Bridge" with lower right side of frame engraved in two lines: "B. 812 / Adams' Patent No 16,813R". Cylinder with matching "16,813R" serial number engraved as well. The "B" number indicates this is the 812th revolver produced under the Beaumont patent improvements. Barrel and cylinder with London commercial proof marks. The assembly number "2497" if found on the reverse of the loading lever, rear face of cylinder and inside triggerguard. Frame engraved with tight foliate scrolls, with butt cap engraved en-suite as well as forcing cone area of the barrel. A very interesting transitional Beaumont-Adams revolver that includes uncommon features for a Model 1854 revolver. Despite using the "Beaumont" lock improvements with the hammer spur, the revolver remains a double-action only gun with the older Model 1851 patent spring safety on the left side of the frame which is engaged to achieve the "half-cock" position. However the cylinder arbor pin is retained by the newer M1854 patent thumb screw, and the M1854 patent sliding safety that blocks cylinder rotation is found on the right side of the frame as well. The grip incorporates a concealed cap box in the butt, a feature typical of the M1851 revolvers but not normally found on the M1854 guns and also has the flared base of the M1851 guns, but with the M1854 grip angle. The revolver also incorporates the relatively scarce Rigby patent ramrod that is stored by folding it into the grip area. This rammer was used prior to adopting the more common Kerr patent design and is typically associated with the early M1854 Beaumont-Adams revolvers produced at London Armoury Company when Adams went to work there in 1857. While Adams revolvers cannot be easily dated based upon serial number, the presence of the post-1854 patent features, the Deane, Adams & Deane markings, very low Beaumont patent tracking number and the fact that Adams had moved to the London Armoury Company by early 1857 suggest this transitional revolver was produced circa 1855. Revolver is contained in a typical compartmentalized English oak casing with recessed lock and brass Bible hinges with a dark green baize lining and a reproduction Adams retailer label. Accessories include a correctly marked Adams Patent dual conical cavity 54-Bore bullet mold, a James Dixon & Sons marked copper bag shaped pistol flask, a rosewood cleaning rod with removable brass jag and concealed ball puller, an unmarked pewter oiler, an embossed japanned tin Eley brother tin of caps, a reproduction ebony handled cone wrench with cone prick in bottom and a rosewood handled turnscrew. A fine and interesting transitional Beaumont Adams revolver produced towards the end of Robert Adams' tenure at Deane, Adams & Deane.

Starting Price: $1,500
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
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24

US Model 1855 Rifle Musket by Harpers Ferry with Bayonet

.58 caliber. 40" barrel secured by three flat spring-retained barrel bands. no S/N. Bright finish, walnut stock, brass nose cap. Harpers Ferry marked lock dated "1858" at tail. No markings present on barrel or stock. Long range 1855 pattern rear sight, combination front sight-bayonet lug, lower sling swivel on triggerguard, missing upper swivel. Retains the swelled shank, tulip head ramrod and includes a US 1855 socket bayonet.  

Starting Price: $400
Estimate: $800 - $1,800
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25

Starr Model 1858 Double Action

.44 caliber. 6" barrel. SN: 21455. Blued and color case hardened finish, smooth walnut one-piece grip. Standard markings on metal, matching serial numbers on lower front of frame, in hammer cut out of frame and on side of cylinder. No visible cartouches on grips.

Starting Price: $400
Estimate: $800 - $1,200
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26

3 Pound Ketchum Hand Grenade

Oval grenade body measures nominally 5" long by 2.5" in width at the widest point. Weighs nominally 2.8 pounds. Non-dug. Includes original plunger and apparently cardboard fins on wooden tail. One fin ink stamped "PATENTED AUG 20, 1861" along the edge with the stamp not completely on the fin and some of the upper part of the printing missing. A nice displaying example of a Ketchum grenade from the Civil War period. 

Starting Price: $750
Estimate: $1,500 - $3,000
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27

CS-marked M1832 Foot Artillery Sword

19" blade length. 24.5" overall length. Double-edged short sword with spearpoint blade, single fuller to both sides, and a brass hilt. Hilt features a 4" crossguard with "CS" cast-reliefs to quillons of both sides, diagonal grooved handle, and round pommel with {star} impressions to both sides. Item does not appear to have any manufacturer, regimental, or individual marks. 

Starting Price: $1,500
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
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28

Sharps New Model 1863 Carbine

.52 caliber percussion. 22" barrel length. SN: 89?79. Falling-block action single shot carbine with checkered spur hammer, single barrel band, and adjustable ladder and fixed blade sights. Blued metal finish, case hardened receiver, and straight grip curled walnut stock and forearm. Item features a saddle bar with saddle ring to left side, and a lever locking safety toggle behind trigger guard. Markings include "NEW MODEL 1863" behind rear sight, "R.S.LAWRENCE/PATENTED/FEB 15th 1859" to rear sight, and "C.SHARPS PAT/SEPT. 13th 1848" to left side of receiver. On right side of receiver frame, item is also marked "C.SHARPS PAT/OCT 5th 1852" to center of lockplate, and  "R.S. LAWRENCE PAT/APRIL 12th 1859" behind cock lever. There is also a "H.H.H." cartouche to comb of stock preceding the heel of the buttplate. 

Starting Price: $500
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
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Spencer Model 1860 Carbine

.52 caliber. 22" barrel length. SN: 34495. Lever-action rifle with 7-shot tube-fed magazine, checkered spur hammer, and adjustable ladder and fixed blade sights. Blued metal finish, case hardened receiver, and plain straight grip walnut stock and forearm. Item features a saddle bar with saddle ring to left side, a single barrel band, two sling swivels to butt and forearm, and a steel buttplate. Markings include "SPENCER REPEATING/RIFLE CO. BOSTON. MASS./PAT'D MARCH 6, 1860." to front of receiver, an "R" stamped to left side of receiver frame, and serial number stamped to rear of receiver. Wood stock also features stylized "ER" marks carved into right side of buttstock. 

Starting Price: $1,200
Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500
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Remington New Model Army Revolver

.44 caliber. 8" barrel. SN: 93426. Blued finish, brass triggerguard, two-piece walnut grips. Standard three-line "New Model" barrel address with patent dates. Six shot unfitted cylinder. Single letter US military sub-inspections throughout, clear script "BH" (Benjamin Hannis) cartouche on left grip. Frame and barrel with matching serial numbers, both grips pencil numbered to the gun, rear face of cylinder numbered "4143"

Starting Price: $500
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
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