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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.

Starting Price: $3,500
Estimate: $7,000 - $10,000
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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.

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

Starting Price: $150
Estimate: $300 - $500
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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".  

Starting Price: $300
Estimate: $600 - $900
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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.

Starting Price: $400
Estimate: $800 - $1,200
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Signed German Flintlock Pistol Lock Marked J..S. Meckel A Suerin

.64 cal, 12 3/4" barrel, raised carved walnut full stock, with gold-washed brass hardware, butt cap with embossed grosteque face.  Flint lock marked I. S. Meckel A Suerin."  For J. Samuel Meckel ( active 1725-1750) of Mecklenburg. Top of barrel with German silver inlaid seated figure of Athena, German silver beaded foresight.

Starting Price: $200
Estimate: $400 - $600
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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.

Starting Price: $1,000
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
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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".

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

Starting Price: $500
Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
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A Pair of German Precussion 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". 

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

Starting Price: $300
Estimate: $600 - $900
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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.

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

Starting Price: $300
Estimate: $600 - $800
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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".  

Starting Price: $300
Estimate: $600 - $800
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Rare Pole Hammer Tomahawk

Original 13.75" haft with pewter inlaid muscrat on one side and opposite side with pewter four-pointed star with five pewter dots below.  5" blade stamped Beai Cast Steel. 

Starting Price: $1,500
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
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18th or 19th Century Rifleman's Knife

10.5" long blade, 1.5" blade width.  15.75" overall length. Iron ferrule and spiral dark green horn grips. Original black leather scabbard with hand stitching and primative pressed tooled pattern rendered in the leather.  Belt stud is possibly the tip of a deer antler.

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

Starting Price: $200
Estimate: $400 - $600
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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.   

Starting Price: $350
Estimate: $700 - $900
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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.

Starting Price: $350
Estimate: $700 - $900
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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.

Starting Price: $250
Estimate: $500 - $700
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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.

Starting Price: $300
Estimate: $600 - $800
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Published Full-Stock Percussion Longrifle by Samuel Baum

.52 caliber, 41.5" octagonal barrel, no S/N.  Blued barrel secured to full stock with pins.  Blade front sight with rear sight block.  Brass nose cap, ramrod pipes, entry pipe, triggerguard, buttplate, toe plate, and spring-catch patchbox.  Top of barrel rear of sight block marked in thin elegant script "S.B." Lightly engraved Golcher lock.  German silver cheek piece and thumb piece escutcheons with additional German silver barrel pin escutcheons.

Samuel Baum operated a shop in New Berlin, Union County, Pennsylvania from 1789-1840.  This particular rifle is pictured as number 37 of Roy Chandler and James Whisker's Kentucky Rifle Patchboxes, Volume 2.  A volume of this work is included with the lot.

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

Starting Price: $250
Estimate: $500 - $700
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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.

Starting Price: $325
Estimate: $650 - $1,000
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Early Relic Fowler

.572 bore diameter, 47.5" round barrel, notched rear barrel sight. blade front sight.  Walnut stock.

Starting Price: $300
Estimate: $600 - $1,000
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Percussion Halfstock Fowler

.600 smooth bore diameter, 31" half-octagonal / half-round barrel, no S/N.  No visible markings.  Brass buttplate and trigger guard.  Brown barrel with walnut stock.  

Starting Price: $300
Estimate: $600 - $900
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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.

Starting Price: $300
Estimate: $600 - $900
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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.

Starting Price: $250
Estimate: $500 - $700
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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.  

Starting Price: $450
Estimate: $900 - $1,200
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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.  

Starting Price: $250
Estimate: $500 - $750
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