August 15, 2009


Lot 200 COLT MODEL 1861 SPECIAL 58 CALIBER MUSKET.
58 caliber with 40" barrel. All metal is arsenal bright and virtually
pit free except small area near nipple. Barrel is stamped Eastover twice and stock is stamped once. Excellent stock has two very nice cartouches on flat opposite lock and EMW right in front of butt-plate at top of the comb. Left side of barrel is stamped MNM and Steel, top is dated 1864 and back of top tang is stamped M. Lock plate is marked US over Coltís PtFamfcCo over Hartford, CT and is dated 1864 behind hammer.
Bolster has an American eagle. An excellent Colt that would be hard to improve on.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 201 ENFIELD PATTERN 1853 RIFLE 577 CALIBER - POTTS & HUNT.
Enfield pattern 1853 rifle made by Potts and Hunt of London. 39" barrel, 577 caliber, metal is mostly brown and barrel is missing rear sight. Stock is sound but has numerous nicks and dents associated with hard use. Small oval cartouche on left side flat opposite the lock. Top of barrel is stamped Eastover and 47. The ramrod is missing.
Estimate $700 - 900.
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Lot 202 3 PCS-U S CARTRIDGE BOXES.
Lot of 3 pieces consisting of large cartridge box, revolver cartridge box and percussion cap box. Black paint is flaking off cartridge boxes.
Estimate $700 - 900.
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Lot 203 GROUP OF 12 PC BULLET MOLDS & TOOLS.
12 piece assortment of tools, bullet molds, brass mountings, and a priming tool. First mold casts a pointed 38 caliber bullet (unmarked). Second is an odd shaped oval brass mold of 46 caliber stamped 16. Third is an unmarked 50 caliber round ball. Fourth is a 36 caliber conical mold marked 120. Fifth is a double cavity, round and conical 36 caliber mold marked Coltís Patent. Sixth is a primer seating tool marked B.G.I. CO. over 1182 next to a large 8. This was made for a very large shell having a rim diameter of 1.03 inches. Seventh is a 1/2" wood chisel marked "W. Butcher Cast Steel" in two lines on one side and a round mark over an arrow pointing down over a Maltese cross. Eighth is a wood handled triangular scraping tool with sharpened sides also marked "W. Butcher Cast Steel". Ninth is an 11" long unmarked pair of clamps with 3 tines. Ten and eleven are brass buttplates with nice patina, one has a long, nicely engraved top extension. Last is a brass trigger guard with pointed tail and heart-shaped front.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 204 MODEL 1840 US FLINTLOCK MUSKET CONVERTED TO PERCUSSION.
42" round barrel is 69 caliber, and this one has a fair bore with some scattered pitting. Lock is marked 1841 over U.S. behind the hammer and has an American eagle over L. Pomeroy in front of hammer. Wood stock is very good and has two oval cartouches on the flat opposite the lock. This rifle has the special long range rear sight. The top of the barrel is marked U.S. over JCB over an oval P, and the barrel tang is dated 1843. Metal finish is arsenal bright. A very nice example.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
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Lot 205 HALF STOCK PERCUSSION 60 CALIBER SMOOTHBORE MUSKET.
45" barrel in 60 caliber with rib under barrel from forend to muzzle. Barrel has oval proof marks. A crown over P, crown over V and a star over IO. Lockplate is marked C. Baker and has a small amount of simple line engraving. Stock has some tiger striping and is in good condition. Brass buttplate has letters 1E (almost 1" tall) scratched in. Could be a militia musket.
Estimate $500 - 750.
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Lot 206 FLINTLOCK PISTOL W/ BRASS FITTINGS.
54 caliber with 8.5" barrel. Brass mountings have a nice patina. Buttcap, rear of barrel, top tang and inlay in middle of the grip are lightly engraved. Nicely figured stock is retained by two pins with decorative estucheons and is carved on both sides and behind the barrel tang. Barrel has a couple of unusual proof marks and some engraved script (also on the lock) that may be Farsi.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
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Lot 207 VERY RARE FIELD FORGE HINGED BOX.
Very rare field forge box with canvas wrapped wood construction. Box is 45" long by 26.25" wide and 12.5" tall. Lid is 47.5" long by 28 5/8" wide. Has an iron handle on each side about 15" wide and made from 3/4" round stock and two mounting straps at front to attach to a wagon. Inside has 3 compartments with numerous straps and hangers for storing tools. Large center compartment has a wooden frame for mounting forge. Box is empty with no tools. An almost never seen bit of Civil War history. Marked "Field Forge" on front in white letters.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,500.
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Lot 208 ARTILLERY CANNON BALL WORM.
For removing cannon balls. Worm is 3" across and 3.5" long. Overall length is 7í 4". Wood shaft has a coat of old flaking black paint.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
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Lot 209 MODEL 1816 TYPE II US FLINTLOCK 69 CALIBER MUSKET.
Converted to percussion 69 caliber with a 42" barrel. Lock has Belgian or cone type alteration and is marked with an American eagle over US in front of the hammer and Springfield 1827 in 3 vertical lines behind the hammer. Barrel is stamped with P in an oval, eagle head, V and an H. Barrel tang is dated 1827. Barrel is bright, stock is fine with extra finish and a worn cartouche on flat opposite the lock. Trigger guard is stamped D.B. A nice example.
Estimate $600 - 800.
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