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Fishtail Matchlock Arquebus

.78 caliber, 49" octagonal-to-round barrel, no S/N. Bright iron barrel slightly swamped at muzzle with two sets of incised lines like rudimentary baluster turned rings at the transition, roughly .22" thick at muzzle. Fully stocked to within 2.75" of the muzzle in a dark European hardwood, secured by pins with a single 1.4375" wide iron band near the tip to reinforce the wood and help prevent cracking. Fishtail shaped butt, 63.25" in overall length, weighing slightly under 14 pounds. 9.25" long, flat rectangular lock secured by two large screws through the stock, with crudely decorated serpentine to represent a "sea monster" or dragoon and thumb screw clamp to hold the match. Pan with pivoting cover, action operated by a lever rather than a trigger and with no triggerguard. Top barrel flat marked with a {star} over {cross} touch or maker's mark. Rudimentary sights consisting of a notched rear at the breech and fixed blade at the muzzle. Includes an old wooden ramrod and a piece of contemporary braided match in the serpentine.

Starting Price: $3,000
Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000
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Interesting Flintlock Blunderbuss Marked Nottingham Police with Snap Bayonet

1.5" muzzle diameter, nominally about .65 caliber bore, 14.75" brass octagonal-to-round barrel, no S/N. Brass barrel and furniture, smooth straight-gripped walnut stock. Bolted flint lock with flat beveled swan neck cock and bridled roller frizzen. Lock with border line engraving and shield maker's mark involving three crowns and a cross. Top flat of barrel engraved: NOTTINGHAM POLICE. Upper left barrel flat with post-1813 Birmingham commercial proof marks separated by a {Crown}/IR maker's mark. Engraved brass furniture with a panoply of arms on the butt, floral patterns on the triggerguard and a stylized interpretation of the Prince of Wales feathers on the triggerguard finial. Mounted with 13.875" snap bayonet on top of barrel with 10.5" triangular blade. Lock remains in original flint configuration as does barrel. 

 

 

 

Starting Price: $1,000
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
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Full-Stock Flintlock Kentucky Rifle

.51 caliber, 42" octagonal-to-round barrel with baluster turned rings at the transition, no S/N. Browned finish, brass furniture, faux striped hardwood stock. Barrel signed S + B in script. Lightly engraved commercial flint lock is unmarked with a roller frizzen and waterproof pan. Flat goose neck cock appears to be an old replacement. Rifle appears to be in original flint. Four-piece brass patchbox, semi-pistol gripped triggerguard, single trigger, fixed notch rear sight, brass blade front sight. Old wooden ramrod secured by two faceted sheet brass thimbles and an entry pipe.

Starting Price: $750
Estimate: $1,500 - $3,000
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4

Very Rare 15th Century European Bronze European Breechloading Cannon

44.5" barrel with moldings at the breech and muzzle. Raised flower on top of breech near the trunnion. Casting is somewhat rough, 2" bore is smooth. This specimen still retains what appears to be an original bronze removable loading cartridge. Bronze handle. Touch hole surrounded by a flower. Cascabel is pierced for an oak aiming stick with only traces remaining now.  60" overall. [Auctioneer's Note: this item weighs ca 200lbs so special shipping arrangements may apply]. 

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

US Model 1822 (1816 Type II) Flintlock Musket by Harpers Ferry

.69 caliber, 42" barrel secured by three flat, spring retained bands, no S/N. Browned finish, brass pan, smooth walnut stock. Lock marked {Eagle} / US under the pan and in three vertical lines at the tail: HARPERS / FERRY / 1824. No date on tang, breech with V / P / {Eagle Head} proofs. Counterpane with the script AB cartouche in a hexagon of Harpers Ferry's Master Armorer Armistead Beckham and the V / PH inspection of Philip Hoffman in block letters at the tail. The assembly number "3" is found most major components. Buttplate without "US" on the tang. Lock in original flint, as is barrel. Retains both sling swivels, the original and full-length button head ramrod and an original bayonet that is frozen to the gun and will not be removed without substantial effort.

Starting Price: $500
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
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Tack Decorated Spencer Model 1860 Rifle

.56-56RF caliber, 30" barrel, S/N 10021. Blued and color casehardened finish, smooth walnut buttstock and forend. Matching serial number on barrel under forend. Standard three-line Spencer address and patent marks on receiver. Correct M1860 leaf rear sight, front sight/bayonet lug, correct smooth bottomed magazine follower tube, missing sling swivels. Buttstock decorated with 18 brass tacks of various sizes in two diagonal lines on the reverse and 20 in a circle and cross design on the obverse, with one tack head missing to complete the circle. The missing tack head reveals a square shank still in the stock.

Starting Price: $500
Estimate: $1,000 - $3,000
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7

Post-Civil War Modified US M1860 Spencer Carbine

.56-56 (.52 caliber bore), 22" barrel, S/N 44845. Blued and color case hardened finish, smooth walnut stock and forend secured by a screw and a single spring-retained barrel band. Matching serial number on barrel, under forend. Top of receiver weakly marked in three lines: SPENCER REPEATING / RIFLE CO. BOSTON MASS / PAT'D MARCH 6, 1860. No cartouche visible on stock. Matching mating mark "8" on lever both parts of the breech block. Post-Civil War M1867 pattern Spencer factory magazine cut-off device added to extractor. Retains M1860 pattern ladder rear sight, German silver front sight blade in fixed base, sling bar and ring at left wrist and single sling swivel in toe of stock. Correct M1860-type magazine follower in butt. Retains original Civil War period .52 caliber 6-groove bore and has not been sleeved.

Starting Price: $1,000
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
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8

US Marked Colt Third Model Dragoon Percussion Revolver

.44 caliber, 7.5" octagonal-to-round barrel, S/N 12004 (mfg. ca 1852). Blued and color case hardened finish, brass backstrap and triggerguard, one-piece walnut grip. One-line barrel address reads {ADDRESS SAML COLT NEW-YORK CITY}, three-line frame marking reads COLT'S / PATENT / U.S. Cylinder with roll engraved Texas Ranger and Indian fight scene, with MODEL USMR in one panel and the usual COLT'S PATENT mark in the other with the serial number in between. Matching serial numbers throughout, with matching abbreviated numbers on the loading lever, wedge, cylinder arbor and in the gripstrap cut out of the grip. No external sub-inspection marks are present, although one is found on the grip frame under the grip. No cartouches are present on the grip. 

Starting Price: $1,500
Estimate: $3,000 - $6,000
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9

Colt London Navy WD Marked Percussion Revolver

.36 caliber, 7.5" octagonal barrel, S/N 21533 (mfg. 1855). Blued and color case hardened finish, walnut grip. All visible numbers match. One-line Colt London barrel address, visible serial numbers match, standard roll engraved cylinder scene. London commercial proof marks on barrel web and between chambers of cylinder. British military War Department WD / {broad arrow} ownership stamp on barrel web. Gripstrap engraved: W.D. DeSaussure 15th SCVI. A search of both American and British military records reveals that only one potential candidate for this inscription exists, Colonel William D. DeSaussure of the 15th SC Volunteer Infantry, who was killed in action on at Gettysburg on July 2. 

With the advent of the Crimean War and the sudden need for modern repeating handguns in the field, the British Ordnance Department placed orders for a total of 23,700 Colt’s “Navy” pistols. These revolvers were delivered between March of 1854 and February of 1856. While many of these were delivered from Colt’s London production facility, additional revolvers were delivered from his US manufactory as well. Of these revolvers, 9,600 were issued to the Royal Navy, 5,000 were issued to the army in the Crimea and 9,000 remained in store at the Tower of London as of February 1856. All of these British military purchased revolvers were marked with London commercial proof marks, as well as the British military ownership mark of a small {broad arrow}/WD mark. The standard procedure for the British military was to keep arms in service for a minimum of 10 years unless they became unserviceable. Typically those arms were marked with opposed {broad arrows} when they were sold out of service. This gun is not so marked. As this revolver bears British War Department ownership markings and the revolver would have remained in British service until circa 1865, there is no realistic possibility that the inscription on the backstrap to a Confederate officer who died in 1863 is legitimate. 

Starting Price: $1,000
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
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10

Colt Model 1860 Army Percussion Revolver

.44 caliber, 8" barrel, S/N 100311 (mfg. ca 1863). Blued and color case hardened finish, brass triggerguard, smooth one-piece walnut grip. One-line NEW YORK barrel address, COLT'S / PATENT frame mark. Matching serial numbers throughout, including wedge and grip. Sub-inspected throughout with a weak script WHR cartouche on left grip and the shadow of a cartouche on the right. Revolver appears to be arsenal refinished as the quality of the applied blue, fire blue and case hardening is excellent, with the barrel showing appropriate cross polish around the front sight and loading lever catch.

Starting Price: $1,000
Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000
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11

Colt Model 1851 "Army-Navy" Percussion Revolver

.36 caliber, 7.5" barrel, S/N 50739 (mfg. ca 1856). Blued and color case hardened finish, brass triggerguard and backstrap, one-piece walnut grip. Six-shot percussion cylinder. One-line barrel address reads: - ADDRESS SAML COLT NEW-YORK CITY -. Frame marked COLT'S / PATENT / U.S. Cylinder with standard naval engagement roll-engraved scene with Colt's patent markings and serial number. Matching serial numbers throughout with the abbreviated serial number 0739 on the loading lever, the wedge and in ink in the backstrap cut out of the grip. Grip with a soft script ADK (Andrew D. King) cartouche on the left side and a similarly soft script RHKW final acceptance cartouche of Ordnance Officer Richard H.K. Whitely on the right side. Small "K" sub-inspection marks are found over most of the revolver with a small "H" inspection on the barrel. A crisp example of a scarce martial Colt M1851 Navy revolver.

Starting Price: $2,700
Estimate: $5,500 - $8,000
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12

Extremely Rare Confederate First Model Cofer Revolver - Serial No. 7

.36 caliber, 7.4375" octagonal barrel, S/N 7. Brass frame, blued barrel, case hardened hammer, checkered two-piece walnut grips. Single action, spur trigger, 6-shot percussion revolver with unique two-piece cylinder that uses Cofer's patented percussion ignition brass cartridges. Top strap marked in two lines: T.W. COFER'S PATENT / AUGUST 1861. Barrel marked in a single line: PORTSMOUTH VA. Bottom of butt marked No 7. No other markings present externally or internally. Sand cast brass frame with removable side plate on reverse, secured by two screws, allowing access to the action. Frame shows some minute casting flaws on the exterior and rougher workmanship and tool marks on the interior and on the bottom of the top strap. Iron barrel screwed into the solid brass frame with about 3.5 threads exposed inside the frame shows some minute apparent flaws under strong light and magnification. Fixed notch rear sight cast integrally with the frame, brass cone front sight about .25" from the muzzle. Seven-groove bore with extremely slow rate of twist, appearing nearly straight. Checkered round, spring-loaded push button release on front right side of frame allows withdrawal of the cylinder arbor pin to remove the cylinder for loading and unloading. Cylinder shows some minute streaky flaws and measures 2" in overall length, not including the .135" ratchet on the rear, with the removable section measuring .5". The main body of the cylinder is nominally 1.43" in diameter with the the slightly rebated removable rear section measuring nominally 1.42" in diameter. Cylinder chamber mouths vary slightly but nominally measure .393". Barrel measures nominally .368" at the breech and muzzle. Includes 6 brass empty Cofer percussion cartridges with percussion cone bases, two with conical lead bullets press fit into the brass cases. These appear to be museum quality replicas produced from original Cofer cartridges in the same collection. The empty cases measure nominally 1.53" in overall length, including the percussion cone, are nominally .393" in diameter, with a nominal internal diameter of between about .35" and .36" at the case mouths, as most are not completely round due to dents and dings. To date only two examples of the Type I, "split cylinder" or "patent cylinder" Cofer revolvers are known.

This exact revolver is pictured on page 145 of William Albaugh's Confederate Handguns with the photograph noted as courtesy of the National Rifle Association. When the revolver was discovered it had previously experienced a catastrophic failure that resulted in the forward portion of the topstrap and the top portion of the frame where the barrel screws in being blown away. No barrel was present in the photo. The frame showed a diagonal break through the topstrap that extended from just to the right of the letter "U" in "August" and traversed the letter "R" in "Cofer." The only original stamping present in the photograph was "T.W. COFE" with a partial "R" on the top line and "AUGU" on the bottom line. The photo does include the balance of the frame and mechanism, the cylinder, cylinder arbor pin and catch, grips and a single Cofer cartridge. The revolver was also pictured in this original, damaged condition in M. Clifford Young's groundbreaking research presentation to the American Society of Arms Collectors entitled "The Legacy of a Tidewater Gunsmith - Thomas W. Cofer." The revolver was subsequently restored with exquisite quality and workmanship, replacing the missing barrel with a nearly perfect copy that is appropriately marked, and having the forward portion of the topstrap and frame repaired. The restored gun is pictured on page 146 of William Gary's Confederate Handguns, along with 1st Model Cofer Revolver #1, which no doubt provided the model from which to copy the missing parts, correctly recreate the contour of the frame and correctly mark the gun.

Thomas W. Cofer (1828-1885) was a Portsmouth, VA based gunsmith working for his cousin P.D. Gwaltney prior to the outbreak of the American Civil War. Sometime ca 1860 or early 1861 Cofer appears to have started working on his own, under his own name as a very small number of arms, primarily shotguns are known with his name and his Portsmouth, VA address. Cofer later moved across the Elizabeth River and worked in Norfolk, so post-war Cofer arms are Norfolk marked. Cofer was one of the first recipients of a Confederate States patent, and one of the very few to receive one related to weapons or small arms. On August 12, 1861 he received CS Patent #9 for a unique percussion ignition cartridge revolver with a two-piece cylinder. The patent primarily covered the two-piece cylinder design described above and the cartridges which the revolver would utilize. To students of firearms history the design appears to be either a brilliant evasion of the Rollin White or a clear violation of it. However, in either case, as a Confederate patent in a different "country" the point is moot. Total production of the Cofer Type I "Patent Cylinder" revolvers is not known, but to date only two examples, are known to exist, #1 and #7. Cofer went on to produce two other types of revolvers that were not directly related to his patent. The Type II was also a bored-through cylinder revolver using a percussion cap ignited cartridge, but this revolver used a one-piece rather than two-piece cylinder. This variant was of a smaller caliber and only one example exists, making the Type II variant an anomaly. The final version, or Type III revolver was a conventional percussion revolver with attached loading lever. All three used the same basic construction of a brass frame, octagonal iron barrel and spur trigger, and a single action mechanism with the overall appearance being that of a Whitney Navy revolver.

For many years the Cofer revolvers were regarded as a secondary Confederate revolver, with no known Confederate military purchases. Eventually researchers did discover a "contract" or at least receipts and payments records for a total of 82 revolvers that were ordered in January of 1862 by Captain Edgar Burroughs of the 5th Virginia Cavalry. These purchases have been attributed to the 5th Virginia Cavalry ever since, but after reading the original receipts and looking into Capt. Burroughs service history this cataloger has discovered that the attribution may not be completely correct. Edgar Burroughs, a 38-year old minister and farmer, was commissioned into Company A of the 5th Virginia Cavalry as a Captain on April 20, 1861. However, he was mustered out of that regiment on March 27, 1862. That same day he took command of Company B of the 14th Battalion of Virginia Cavalry, which was known alternately as "Burrough's Cavalry" or the "Chesapeake Battalion." On October 27, 1862 Burroughs was promoted to major and was transferred from the Chesapeake Battalion to the field and staff of the newly formed 15th Virginia Cavalry, which was created by consolidating the 14th and 15th Battalions of Virginia Cavalry. The first Cofer receipt selling revolvers to the Confederacy is dated January 18, 1862 and is for 17 revolvers at $40 each. It is accompanied by a note signed by Capt. Edgar Burroughs of the "Chesapeake Cavalry," which states the Burroughs had received from Cofer "seventeen revolvers, being part of eighty-two which he is to furnish my company." The payment by Capt. Smith Stansberry CSA Artillery, detached to the Ordnance Department, is dated February 5th, 1862. An accompanying note in the Cofer portion of the Confederate Citizen Files from the Confederate Ordnance Department memorializes the authorization for Burroughs to purchase revolvers in the Norfolk area for $40 each, because as the Ordnance Officer writing the note states; "this was $10 less than we were paying." A second receipt for 65 Cofer revolvers is dated May 31, 1862, some two months after Burroughs left the 5th VA Cavalry for his new command in the 14th Battalion of VA Cavalry. This payment receipt is also signed by Capt. Smith Stansberry. What is not clear is whether these additional revolvers were then delivered to Capt. Burroughs' old company in the 5th VA, his new command, or were simply issued as needed from the Confederate Ordnance Department. The best documented Type III Cofer percussion revolver with Civil War provenance (ex-Cliff Young Collection) has its capture history written on the Confederate holster that accompanies it. This gun was captured by a Capt. Merrill of the 11th Maine Volunteer Infantry from a "Rebel Signal Officer" on 21 July, 1864. This suggests that the final batch of 65 Cofer revolvers delivered may have been issued generally in the Confederate army, rather than going to the 5th Virginia Cavalry. It is only conjecture, but is certainly possible that the January 1862 delivery of 17 guns was of the "cartridge" Type I revolvers, while those delivered some 4 months later were of the percussion Type III revolvers. As to date only 2 Type I cartridge guns are known and some 13 Type III percussion guns survive, it seems quite likely that this was the case. That would suggest a survival rate of about 12% of the Type I cartridge guns from the delivery of 17 revolvers and 20% of the 65 gun from the second, likely Type III delivery. These statistically similar survival ratios suggests that the bored through cylinder guns are almost certainly 5th VA revolvers from the January 18 delivery, while the percussion revolvers from the May 31 delivery may have seen more general issue in Confederate service. In either case, Cofer revolvers remain among the scarcest and most desirable of all Southern manufactured revolvers, and this is essentially a once in lifetime opportunity to acquire a Type I Patent Cylinder Cofer revolver, as only one other known example survives today. 

Starting Price: $37,500
Estimate: $75,000 - $150,000
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Confederate Manhattan Cutler Co. Bowie Knife

10.75" overall length. 6.5" blade with ricasso stamped Manhattan Cutlery Comp Sheffield. Blade is etched CS with a stylized sunburst in the background flanked by two flowers. Opposite side of blade is etched To M.C. Ledbetter From His Masonic Friends 1865. Stag handles and German silver crossguard. 

Starting Price: $750
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500
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14

Will and Fink San Francisco Bowie Knife

11.5" overall length. 6.75" blade with ricasso stamped Will & Fink S.F. Cal. Stag-handled grip. 

Starting Price: $750
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500
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15

Rare Large D-Guard Bowie Knife

14" length, 19.25" overall length. Nickeled blade with light scattered pitting. Turned oak grips. 

Starting Price: $1,000
Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000
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Confederate Bowie Knife from Antietam Battlefield

11" clip point blade, brass handle with 18 rows of scales, brass guard.  Blade is marked Antietam Battlefield. Bowie knife made from a short sword.  

Starting Price: $750
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500
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Horstmann U.S. Model 1840 Cavalry Saber

36" single-edged blade with 27" single fuller.  Brass three-branch guard with wire-wrapped leather grip.  Obverse ricasso marked with three-line "HORSTMANN/& SONS/PHILADELPHIA" address.  Iron scabbard with drag marked with "S&K" import stamp and "GM" inspector stamp.

Starting Price: $350
Estimate: $700 - $1,000
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18

Rare W. Clauberg Coast Guard Statue Hilt Dress Officers Sword

32" spearpoint blade with 21.5" median fuller, 1" wide at forte.  Blade etched throughout with floral scrolls and martial trophies with a panel etched with Latin motto "SEMPER PARATUS" (always prepared).  Obverse ricasso marked with W. Clauberg maker's mark. Blade has a gilt wash which has since aged.  Cast hilt of brass with eagle-head rear quillon and guard of entwined oak leaved with "US" in branches. Reeded guard with panels of leaves surrounding an Indian brave, surmounted by an eagle atop a globe. Steel scabbard with case brass throat and chape in the form of martial trophies.

Starting Price: $1,000
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
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Civil War Belt Holster for a Colt Dragoon

Black bridle leather. Marked on the belt loop Gaylord.

Starting Price: $500
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
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20

Museum Quality Reproduction U.S. Model 1858 Dress Hat for Cavalry

14.75" x 11" x 7.5".  Black felt with rounded crown and double row of brim stitching and skin sweatband.  Brass wire-backed fittings including cavalry branch crossed sabers, "D" company letter and "1" regimental numeral.  Also includes brass eagle and ostrich plume with cavalry yellow hat cord.  Comes in attractive 13.5" x 12.5" x 15" case.

Starting Price: $400
Estimate: $800 - $1,200
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21

Civil War-Era 36-Star American Flag

Worsted wool, 70.5 x 136 in., with 36 hand-sewn, double-applique cotton stars configured in 6-6-6-6-6-6 horizontal rows. The fly is constructed of 13 machine-sewn wool stripes. The hoist is cotton with stitching along the edge. At least two stars are stamped with the name "Jacob Menz," and "Menz" is also inscribed on each side of the hoist. HDS lists two soldiers by the name of Jacob Menz, including Private Menz who served with the 99th New York Infantry and was wounded at Suffolk, VA, 4/17/63; and Private Menz who served with the 1st Missouri Light Artillery Battery G. However, no further history accompanies the flag. 

The 36-star flag became official after the admission of Nevada into the Union. It lasted for two short years. Ca 1865-1867.

Starting Price: $500
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
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Civil War Flag

Grey pennant with red cotton "O" in center, heptagonal with rectangular center. Approx. 19 x 35.5 in. (max. length). Body may be cotton blend (linen?) or wool. Hoist is a sleeve for a rope or pole of the same material as the body of the pennant. At present it is tacked to a backing sheet that appears to be muslin and framed to 27 x 43 in.

Reportedly associated with Hancock's Veteran Legion.

Starting Price: $1,000
Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000
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Springfield Model 1873 Carbine Marked to the 9th US Cavalry

.45-70 caliber, 22" barrel, S/N 75452 (mfg. ca 1877). Blued and color case hardened finish, walnut stock with 10.5" comb and solid musket-style buttplate. Narrow 1873 type receiver. Lock plate marked with {spread-winged eagle} and U.S. / SPRINGFIELD / 1873. High-arch breech block marked U.S. / MODEL / 1873. No proofs on barrel other than a small P and L inspection marks. Reverse wrist with script Erskine S. Allin ESA cartouche in an oval, with a fancy {Circle-P} firing proof in the stock behind the triggerguard, along with the stamped initials A.L. Triggerguard tang with old marking that reads: G. 9 CAV.Y 33, suggesting that it was once in the possession of the 9th US Cavalry, Company G and issued to trooper number 33. Three-click tumbler, smooth trigger, sling bar inlet into counterpane with 1.06" OD sling ring (.74" ID). 1873 pattern stepped side rear sight graduated to 500-yards on the right wall and 1200-yards on the ladder, musket-style front sight with block base and blade. Single barrel band marked "U" with stacking swivel. Solid butt without storage compartment. A very late Model 1873 carbine produced in early 1877, likely one of the last such guns manufactured as Springfield transitioned to the Model 1877 carbine. Although this particular carbine is not listed in the Springfield Research Service database, carbines #75200, 75458 and 75473 are listed and all were issued to the 9th US Cavalry, making the attribution more likely. The 9th US cavalry was one of the famed regiments of African American "Buffalo Soldiers" serving on the American frontier, who spent most of the late 1860s through early 1880s "pacifying" the Native Americans in Texas, Colorado, New Mexico and were heavily engaged against the Apaches during that period.

Starting Price: $1,200
Estimate: $2,500 - $5,000
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Springfield Model 1877 Trapdoor Carbine

.45-70 caliber, 22" barrel, S/N 75765 (mfg. ca 1877). Blued and color case hardened finish, walnut stock with 10.5" comb and keyhole-style trap door buttplate. Narrow 1873 type receiver. Lock plate marked with {spread-winged eagle} and U.S. / SPRINGFIELD / 1873. High-arch breech block marked U.S. / MODEL / 1873. No proofs on barrel, as is correct. Reverse wrist with script Erskine S. Allin ESA / 1877 cartouche in an oval, with a fancy {Circle-P} firing proof in the stock behind the triggerguard. Three-click tumbler, smooth trigger, sling bar inlet into counterpane with 1.087" OD sling ring (.7" ID). 1873 pattern stepped side rear sight graduated to 500-yards on the right wall and 1200-yards on the ladder, musket-style front sight with block base and blade. Single barrel band marked "U" with stacking swivel. An early 1877 production Model 1877 carbine with transitional features held over from the M1873 as parts on hand were used up.

Starting Price: $1,200
Estimate: $2,500 - $4,000
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Rare Early Model 1873 Springfield Trapdoor Carbine

.45-70 caliber, 22" barrel, S/N 13936 (mfg. ca 1874). Blued and color case hardened finish, walnut stock with 9" comb and solid musket style buttplate. Lock plate marked with {Spread-Winged Eagle} and U.S. / SPRINGFIELD / 1873. High-arch breech block marked MODEL / 1873 / {EAGLE HEAD} / {CROSSED ARROWS} / US. No proofs on barrel, as is correct. Reverse wrist with script Erskine S. Allin ESA cartouche in an oval, with a fancy {Circle-P} firing proof in the stock behind the triggerguard. Three-click tumbler, smooth trigger, sling bar inlet into counterpane with 1.053" OD sling ring (.745" ID). 1873 pattern stepped side rear sight graduated to 500 yards on the right wall and 1200 yards on the ladder, musket-style front sight with block base and blade. No hole under buttplate. Single barrel band marked "U" without stacking swivel. The name L GOODMAN is stamped into the stock, forward of the triggerguard, the significance of which is unknown. A fine condition and very scarce example of an early 1873 Trapdoor carbine from the second year of production.

Starting Price: $1,700
Estimate: $3,500 - $6,500
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Springfield Model 1884 Trapdoor Carbine

.45-70 caliber, 22" barrel, S/N 415766 (mfg. ca 1888). Blued and color case hardened finish, smooth straight gripped walnut stock with trap in butt. Lock marked U.S. / SPRINGFIELD and with {spread-winged eagle}. Breech block marked U.S. / MODEL / 1884. Barrel with V / P / {eagle head} proofs, as well as an additional P and A inspection mark. Clear SWP / 1888 cartouche at wrist, {Circle}-P proof behind triggerguard. "C" marked 1884 Buffington rear sight, front sight with removable hood. Checkered metal pistol grip added at rear of triggerguard tang, sling bar and ring opposite lock. Low arch breech, 3-click tumbler, grooved trigger. Single sight protecting barrel band without stacking swivel. Butt trap void of three-piece cleaning rods.

Starting Price: $1,000
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
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Springfield Model 1873 Trapdoor Carbine

.45-70 caliber, 22" barrel, S/N 35380 (mfg. ca 1875). Blued and color case hardened finish, walnut stock with 9" comb and solid musket style buttplate. Lock plate marked with {spread-winged eagle} and U.S. / SPRINGFIELD / 1873. High-arch breech block marked MODEL / 1873 / {EAGLE HEAD} / {CROSSED ARROWS} / US. No proofs on barrel, as is correct. Reverse wrist with script Erskine S. Allin ESA cartouche in an oval, with a fancy {Circle-P} firing proof in the stock behind the triggerguard. Two-click tumbler, smooth trigger, sling bar inlet into counterpane with 1.07" OD sling ring (.745" ID). 1873 pattern stepped side rear sight graduated to 500 yards on the right wall and 1200 yards on the ladder, musket style front sight with block base and blade. No hole under buttplate. Single barrel band marked "U" with stacking swivel. A fine condition and scarce example of an 1873 Trapdoor carbine from the third year of production.

Starting Price: $1,500
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
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Springfield Model 1879 Trapdoor Carbine

.45-70 caliber, 22" barrel, S/N 152072 (mfg. ca 1881). Blued and color case hardened finish, smooth straight gripped walnut stock with trap in butt. Lock marked U.S. / SPRINGFIELD and with {spread-winged eagle}. Breech block marked U.S. / MODEL / 1873. Barrel with V / P / {eagle head} proofs, as well as an additional P inspection mark. Clear SWP / 1881 cartouche at wrist, {Circle}-P proof behind triggerguard. "C" marked 1879 rear sight, front sight with removable hood. Sling bar and ring opposite lock. Low arch breech, 3-click tumbler, smooth trigger. Single barrel band without stacking swivel or sight protection hump. Butt trap with three-piece cleaning rods. 

Starting Price: $1,500
Estimate: $3,000 - $4,500
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Springfield Model 1884 Trapdoor Carbine

.45-70 caliber, 22" barrel, S/N 356474 (mfg. ca 1887). Blued and color case hardened finish, smooth straight gripped walnut stock with trap in butt. Lock marked U.S. / SPRINGFIELD and with {spread-winged eagle}. Breech block marked U.S. / MODEL / 1884. Barrel with V / P / {eagle head} proofs, as well as an additional P and R inspection mark. Clear SWP / 1887 cartouche at wrist, {circle}-P proof behind triggerguard. "C" marked 1884 Buffington rear sight, pinned blade front sight. Sling bar and ring opposite lock. Low arch breech, 3-click tumbler, grooved trigger. Single barrel band without stacking swivel or sight protector bump. Butt trap void of three-piece cleaning rods. 

Starting Price: $1,200
Estimate: $2,500 - $4,000
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U.S. Model 1879 Trapdoor Carbine

.45-70 caliber, 22" barrel, S/N 181545* (mfg. ca 1882). Blued and color case hardened finish, smooth straight gripped walnut stock with trap in butt. Lock marked U.S. / SPRINGFIELD and with {spread-winged eagle}. Breech block marked U.S. / MODEL / 1873. Barrel with V / P / {eagle head} proofs, as well as an additional P inspection mark. Clear SWP / 1881 cartouche at wrist, {Circle}-P proof behind triggerguard. "C" marked 1879 rear sight, front sight with removable hood. Sling bar and ring opposite lock. Low arch breech, 3-click tumbler, smooth trigger. Single barrel band without stacking swivel or sight protection hump. Butt trap with keyhole cut and void of cleaning rods. 

Starting Price: $1,000
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,500
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