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An Exceptional French and Indian Wars Engraved Powder Horn

A fine French and Indian Wars New York style map horn with elaborate engraved scenes.  At the top of the horn near the throat is a rare depiction of a rank of armed militia facing off against an equally impressive group of British grenadiers sporting mitre caps.  The center of the horn with engraved British Monarch Coat of Arms surrounded by complicated map system.  Map system includes at the top Lake Ontario and tributaries including the Hudson River valley with all major cities including Albany, Saratoga, Crown Point and Ticonderoga.  All major French and Indian, and later Revolutionary War forts are included in this beautifully engraved horn with the river system ending in New York with several Naval ships.  Next to New York is a naval designed compass.  This horn measures 14" through the curve and 3" in diameter.  Base is connected by wood pegs with a lanyard ring on the bottom.  4.5" throat with raised rings to spout.  A very fine horn that could easily have seen use in both the French and Indian War, and later Revolutionary War.

Estimate: $7,000 - $10,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$10,200
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Jonathan Hunton's Revolutionary War Powder Horn with Engraved Folk Styled Animal Scenes Identified to Jonathan Hunton of Milford, New Hampshire

Very elegant engraved powder horn with several folk style animal scenes and identified to Jonathan Hunton.  Engraved animals on this horn include several large North American game species such as deer, elk, bear, ducks and birds.  Several marine animals are also engraved with fine detail including fish, turtles and beavers.  Blending in with the game species are mystical animals with a mermaid with lions head and a half horse half marine animal.  In the center of the animal scenes is a soldier on horse back in attack posture.  Just under the identification is a lion.  The engraved identification states "Jonathan Hunton His" over "Horn Made At Milford" over "John".  The Horn measures 13.25" through the curve with the base measuring 3" in diameter.  The base is connected to the horn proper with wood pegs.  A long 4" throat to raised ring and spout.  

Johnathan Hunton enlisted on October 4, 1775, to Captain Joshua Abbott's Company with 41 other subscribers in the Colony of New Hampshire for $4.00 for full satisfaction.  This specific unit was under the command of the Fifth Company of Col. John Stark.  This unit was at several famous battles including Bunker Hill in 1775.  Jonathan Hunton was also involved with the Battle of Saratoga that ended with the capture of General John Burgoyne.

Estimate: $5,000 - $8,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$3,000
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18th Century Eagle Head Pommell Saber with Scabbard

This saber believed to be from the 18th century has a 31.5" blade with a .75" ricasso on a 4.5" grip with a guard that is 3" across and 4.5" long. The scabbard measurs 33" long with a .5" tip and a .5" mouth. 

Estimate: $300 - $500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$369
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Flintlock Pistol by Krider of Philadelphia

.62 caliber, 9" octagonal barrel, NSN.  Steel finish with checkered full stock.  Flat swan-neck cock with safety, bridled pan, and roller frizzen.  Lightly engraved pineapple triggerguard.  Wiid ramrod with steel tip.  Top of barrel marked "PHILADA" with lockplate marked "KRIDER".  

Estimate: $600 - $900
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$2,520
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Dublin G Pepper Flintlock Pistol

.48 caliber, 5.25" round barrel with extended nocksform and hooked breech, no S/N. Browned Damascus pattern barrel, blued steel mountings, checkered hardwood stock. Bolted flint lock with waterproof pan and roller frizzen. Captive swivel ramrod. Lock marked G. PEPPER, barrel marked G PEPPER DUBLIN and with the Irish Registration number TY 4729 pursuant to the Registration Act of 1843 requiring the firearms in Ireland be registered. The "TY" indicates registration in County Tyrone.

Estimate: $800 - $1,200
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$900
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A Pair of Percussion Altered Pistols by Johann Christoph Kuchenreiter

.48 caliber, 10.3125" octagonal barrels, no S/N. Blued barrels, color case hardened locks, German silver mounts, European hardwood stock with checkered grips. Barrels marked in silver inlay: I Christoph Kuchenreiter with additional silver inlaid decorations. Locks marked G. Knoth in script. Pistols retain their original hook breech barrels but have been altered to percussion, likely by Knoth during the 19th century. Single-set adjustable triggers, folding leaf rear sights. German silver mounts engraved with foliate and geometric designs, butt caps with embossed decorations. Pistols with horn tipped wood ramrods. Johann Christoph Kuchenreiter worked during the late 18th and early 19th century in Regnesburg, Bavaria.

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$2,829
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Pair of Percussion Deringer Pistols

.48 caliber, 3.6875" barrel, no S/N. Browned finish, color casehardened locks, German silver mountings, checkered bird's head grip stocks. Two-line DERINGER / PHILADEL marking on locks and tops of breeches. Breeches with gold bands and starburst-P proof marks. Lightly engraved German silver mounts, plain shield escutcheons at wrists, cap boxes in butts, wood ramrods. A lovely pair of larger Deringer pocket pistols that appear to be a true "pair".

Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$1,920
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A Pair of English Percussion Dueling Pistols

.68 caliber (approx. 14 bore), 8" octagonal smoothbore barrels, NSN.  Browned Damascus barrels with varnished and checkered full-stocks secured by pin.  Bead front sights with v-notch rear sights.  Silver plated entry pipes and pineapple-style trigger guards, the latter lightly engraved with scrolls.  Case-hardened lockplates with light scroll engravings and "HAMBURGER & Co.".  Top of barrels engraved "LONDON".  Swivel-retained button-end ramrods.

Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$2,640
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A Pair of German Percussion Dueling Pistols

.40 caliber, 9" octagonal barrel, NSN.  Blued barrels with Germanic-style varnished walnut half stocks.  Adjustable front and rear sights with adjustable triggers.  Pin escutcheons, lockplates, hammers, and triggerguards engraved with broad scrolls.  Barrels marked in gold "J. MULLER IN FRANZENSBAD". 

Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$2,160
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U.S. Model 1836 Waters Pistol Converted To Percussion

.54 caliber, 8.5 round barrel, lockplate marked A. Waters, and dated 1843.  Converted from flint to percussion by Arsenal. Swivel ramrod, walnut stock.

Estimate: $600 - $900
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$420
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Waters Contract U.S. Model 1836 Flintlock Pistol

.54 caliber, 8.5" barrel, no S/N. Bright finish, walnut stock, swivel ramrod. Waters marked lock dated 1839 remains in original flint configuration. Clear US/JA/P barrel inspection and crips script EB and WAT cartocuhes on counterpane. The last of the US single shot flintlock martial pistols.

Estimate: $800 - $1,200
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$1,440
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H. Aston Contract U.S. Model 1842 Percussion Pistol

.54 caliber, 8.5" barrel, NSN.  Bright finish with full stock secured by brass barrel band.  Blade front sight with integral swivel ramrod.  Brass sideplate, trigger guard, butt cap and back strap.  Brass parts marked with "H" and "M" sub-inspector markings.  Barrel marked with three line "US/WN/P" proofs.  Counterpane shows remnants of cartouches.  Lockplate marked forward of hammer "US/H. ASTON & CO", and rear of hammer "MIDDTN/CONN/1851".  Breech tang marked with remnants of "1850" date.

Estimate: $600 - $800
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$540
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H. Aston Contract U.S. Model 1842 Percussion Pistol

.54 caliber, 8.5" barrel, NSN.  Bright finish with full stock secured by brass barrel band.  Blade front sight with integral swivel ramrod.  Brass sideplate, trigger guard, butt cap and back strap.  Counterpane marked with "NWP" and "WAP" script cartouches.  Small parts marked throughout with "P" inspector marks.  Barrel shows correct "J.H./P" proofs and "1847" date.  Lockplate marked forward of hammer in two lines "US/H. ASTON" and behind hammer in three lines "MIDDTN/CONN/1847".  

Estimate: $600 - $800
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$720
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Militia Man's Leather Bell Crown Shako

A bell crown shako, with eagle hatplate device, leather cockade and brass scale chinstrap.  Retains leather hatband, with paper labeol on interior #266 Soldier's Garrison Cap c. 1810.

Estimate: $400 - $600
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$1,599
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Half Stock Percussion Rifle by C. Flowers

.38 caliber, 39" octagonal barrel, NSN.  Steel finish with half stock secured by two pins.  Blade front sight with rear sight block.  Brass trigger guard and buttplate with carved cheek piece.  German silver pins escutcheons and stock inlay.  Barrel marked "C. Flowers".

Charles Flowers is listed as operating a shop in Harmony, Pennsylvania, dates unknown.   

Estimate: $700 - $900
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$861
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Half Stock Percussion Rifle by C. Flowers

.38 caliber, 37.5" barrel, NSN.  Blued barrel secured with two pins.  Blade front sight with folding aperture rear sight and rear sight block on barrel.  Brass ramrod pipes, entry pipes, trigger guard, and buttplate with raised cheek piece.  Joseph Golcher lockplate.  Barrel marked "C. Flowers" in script.

Charles Flowers is listed as operating a shop in Harmony, Pennsylvania, years unknown.

Estimate: $700 - $900
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$1,046
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Fullstock Percussion Longrifle

.36 caliber, 38.25" octagonal barrel, NSN.  Steel finish with full stock secured by three pins.  Blade front sight with rear sight block.  Brass ramrod pipes, entry pipes, forend cap, trigger guard, and buttplate.  Round patchbox.  German silver pin escutcheons and stock inlay.  Barrel marked with partially legible script letters and "1865".  Goulcher lockplate.

Estimate: $500 - $700
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$1,200
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Full Stock Percussion Longrifle by Calderwood

.44 caliber, 42" barrel, NSN.  Blued finish with full stock secured by three pins.  Blade front sight with semi-buckhorn rear sight.  Brass end cap, three brass ramrod pipes, trigger guard, and pineapple patch box.  Percussion lockplate marked "WHITMORE & WOLFF/PITTSBURGH".  Top of barrel marked "CALDERWOOD".  

William Calderwood is listed as operating a shop on Germantown Road in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from 1807-1819.

Estimate: $600 - $800
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$1,107
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Fullstock Percussion Kentucky Rifle

.48 caliber, 43" octagonal barrel, no S/N. Browned finish, full-length hardwood stock, brass mountings with four-piece patchbox. Percussion lock appears to be marked WARRANTED over URBANA O. Double set triggers, fixed buckhorn rear sight and Rocky Mountain front sight blade. Includes wood ramrod.

Estimate: $500 - $700
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$720
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Half Stock Percussion Rfile

.50 caliber, 35.5" octagonal barrel, lockplate marked A.W. Spies. Maple stock with grooved cheek piece on both sides of the stock.  Brass furniture, notched rear barrel sight, blade front sight. Single set trigger.

Estimate: $650 - $1,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$480
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Percussion Target Rifle

.32 caliber, 24" octagonal barrel, NSN.  Blade front sight with aperture rear sight and semi buckhorn elevator rear sight.  Brass trigger guard, buttplate, toe plate, and patch box.  Unmarked back-action lock with double set-trigger and threaded barrel.  Replacement ramrod.

Barrel inscription "E. Phillips" reveals the origin to be from the shop of prominent New York gunsmith, Edwin Phillips, who created some of the most elegant heavy percussion target rifles of the Civil War period. Examples are pictured in Swinney and Rowe, "The New York State Firearms Trade," Vol. 5, pp. 383-389. Believed to have been designed as a "buggy rifle," as its barrel easily unscrews from breech/buttstock. 

 

Estimate: $600 - $900
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$780
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Will Moore Percussion Double Barrel Shotgun

12 gauge, 28" barrels with patent breech.  Engraved back-action percussion locks marked Will Moore.   Checkered finely figured walnut stock.

Estimate: $500 - $700
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$523
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Twice-Converted Harpers Ferry U.S. Model 1840 Rifled-Musket

.69 caliber, 42" barrel, NSN.  Bright barrel secured to military stock by three spring-retained barrel bands.  Lockplate marked forward of hammer with "[eagle]/US".  Marked rear of hammer "HARPERS/FERRY/1841".  Sideplate and tail of trigger guard marked with matching "12" rack numbers, as do barrel bands.  Lockplate interior marked "A12", with back of hammer marked "12".  Button end ramrod.  Top of barrel marked in two lines "BUTTERFIELD'S/PHILADA".

The Butterfield Patent priming method, designed by Jesse Butterfield and patented in 1855, utilized a disk of fulminate mercury stored in an attached reserve forward of the hammer.  In 1859, Butterfield was awarded a contract from the U.S. government for the right to convert 5,000 arms in the arsenals to his system.  Final numbers and other data related to the completion, or lack thereof, to the contract have been lost.  In any case, this arm seems to have been converted at an unknown time from the Butterfield system to the more conventional percussion cap primer.  

Estimate: $900 - $1,200
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$1,320
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Harpers Ferry U.S. Model 1842 Fowler Conversion

.69 caliber, 35.25" barrel, NSN.  Bright finish with cut-down military stock.  Lockplate marked foward of hammer with American eagle over "US" and "HARPERS/FERRY/1849" in three lines on tail.  

Estimate: $500 - $750
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$390
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Commercial British Enfield Rifle

Altered to .65 caliber, 39" smooth barrel, NSN.  Blued finish with stock secured by three bands, rear band secured by pin.  Blade front sight with 1,200-yard rear elevator sight.  Barrel shows British proofs of "[crown]/BP" and "[crown]/BV" along with "19".  Breech marked "82" with matching number on trigger guard.  Stock shows " VIII" mating mark in ramrod channel with front barrel band appearing to show matching marking.  Lockplate interiors do not appear to be marked.  Ramrod appears to be of the one-piece variety.  Lockplate unmarked but does show remnants of crown marking just rear of front lockplate screw.

Estimate: $600 - $800
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$570
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Martial Marked Spencer Carbine

.54 caliber, 20.5" barrel, S/N 59633.  Forend marked rear of screw "R", with left side of wrist rear of sling bar marked with remnants of military cartouche.  Further marked "L" on trigger guard.

Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$1,320
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Continental Percussion Parlor Pistol and Allen & Wheelock Percussion Pistol (Lot of 2)

1) 4mm, 7.625" octagonal barrel, no S/N. Blued barrel, engraved frame in the white, fluted hardwood grip. Tip down smoothbore barrel with central ignition percussion cone and cocking lever similar to the Devisme M1854/55 system. Unmarked, no visible proof marks.

2) .31 caliber, 3" octagon to round barrel, S/N 543. Blued finish, smooth varnished walnut grips. 

Estimate: $500 - $1,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$660
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Patent Papers For Revolving Rifle by Morgan .L.Rood Patent #10.259

 22" x 17" framed document granting Morgan L Rood  of Marshall, Michigan who paid $30 to the Treasury of the United States for a patent on November, 22, 1853. Document is signed by the Secretary of the Interior and the Commissioner of Patents.  Lot includes a hand written letter in a 22" x 17" frame signed by Morgan L. Rood describing the cylinder and mechanical details of his invention. Letter has written content on both sides and is witnessed by George Johnson and Isaac Gifford. The letter has an affixed trade card of Joe Van Den Berg of Kalamazoo, Michigan. 

Estimate: $750 - $1,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$461
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Sharps & Hankins Model 3 Derringer

.32 short RF caliber, 3.5" barrels, S/N 3934.  Steel finish with rosewood grips.  Top of barrels marked with one line Sharps & Hankins address.  Right side of frame with two line "C.SHARPS PATENT/JAN. 25 1859" markings.  Serial number on bottom of butt.

Estimate: $400 - $600
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$420
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