August 15, 2009


Lot 610 G.S. CHOPEN IMPORT 71 CALIBER SHORT RIFLE.
Lock is marked G. S. Chopen, A. Liege in two lines. 34.25" barrel with bayonet stud on the right side of the barrel which is held on by two bands. Sling swivels at bottom of the buttstock and first band. This is a Belgian copy of the French model 1853 rifle. Wood stock is good with a couple of small minor cracks. The number 88 is stamped on top of the comb near the buttplate and there are two inspectors cartouches - one on wrist behind barre tang and another in center of buttstock on right side. A Civil War import that was used by both sides.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
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Lot 611 CIVIL WAR AMMUNITION BOX.
Large wooden caisson box with iron handles on both sides. Box is
23.25" wide, 15.5" tall and 41" long. Top is 25.5" by 43". Each side has an iron plate 9" x 2.5" at the center bottom and the front has a plate 12" x 6" at center bottom. All hardware is in good condition and the box is painted a drab olive color. Inside has two 1" grooves on the front and back where dividers used to be, making 3 compartments.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
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Lot 612 GLASS PHOTOGRAPHIC NEGATIVE PLATE OF LINCOLN'S CARRIAGE.
This plate negative shows Abraham Lincolnís personal coach that he used in Washington; It was later used by Mrs. Lincoln in Chicago. This image was captured in a museum atmosphere. Plate is in excellent condition with no chipping or scratching and a processed image from this plate shows a beautifully captured image. 7.5"W x 5"H.
Estimate $75 - 125.
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Lot 613 SMITH & WESSON MODEL 1 1/2 NEW MODEL 32 RIMFIRE.
Second issue revolver. 32 caliber rimfire with 3.5" barrel. Nickle plated with about 30 - 40% nickle. Nicely engraved with scroll work on frame and diamond pattern on sides of barrel. Grips are ivory with mellow patina. Has a very good bore. Nice little revolver.
Estimate $700 - 900.
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Lot 614 MODEL 1860 OFFICER'S LIGHT CAVALRY DRESS SABER.
A non-regulation design with cast brass 1/2 basket guard, eagle and stars on the counter guard, a fancy wire wrapped sharkskin handle. The blade is signed "Ridabock & Co. New York" and "Made in France proved". Has original scabbard. Rusted and pitted blade, handle and hilt and scabbard are excellent. This sword was the property of Alexander Dougherty and passed down through the family. 40"W x 4.5"H.
Estimate $500 - 750.
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Lot 615 MODEL 1861 ORDINANCE RIFLE - CANNON.
3" ordinance rifle that has been re-bored and mounted on a wide wooden carriage. Wood wheels are 52" tall with 14 spokes and iron rims 2.25" wide. Cannon and carriage is 78" wide from outside hub to outside hub. Tube is approximately 73" from muzzle to breech and this one was captured by the Confederates early in the war. The US which is stamped between the trunnions has been over-stamped with the Confederate stars and bars. Starting at the touch hole is the enscription "Stonewalls Pride" with an arrow pointing to the stars and bars. These letters are carved fairly deeply into the metal. The wood stock or trail is approximately 8í long and has a pintle hook and two iron loops for adjusting the aim. Carriage and wheels have been painted a nice buff color and all metal has been painted black. A wonderfully historic cannon that exemplifies the pride Confederate soldiers had for their cause and their leaders.
Estimate $50,000 - 75,000.
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Lot 616 W. PARKER HALF STOCK PERCUSSION TARGET RIFLE.
Very heavy 29.25", 50 caliber barrel with 16 flats. Marked W. Hudson New York. Excellent walnut stock with very ornate engraved patchbox and engraved deer inlay on cheek piece. Lock, hammer, trigger guard and butt plate are nicely engraved.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
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Lot 617 LOT OF 5 PIECES ATTRIBUTED TO THE 141ST NEW YORK.
Belgian copy of a British pattern 1853 Enfield .58 caliber with 39.25" barrel. Lock is marked J.J. Gerard Liege in two lines. Thereís a crown over F and a star over G. Barrel has liege proofs and an adjustable ladder type rear sight. Barrel and lock is bright, 3 bands are brown. Buttplate, trigger guard and nosecap are brass. Stock is very good with a couple of old repairs that are very tight. Comes with bayonet, brass tipped leather scabbard and frog, very nice leather cartridge box with brass oval US medallion, leather percussion cap pouch and leather belt with oval brass buckle with US. This is an outstanding set. Itís everything an infantry soldier would need for battle.
Estimate $2,000 - 2,500.
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Lot 618 MODEL 1836 FLINTLOCK PISTOL BY ROBERT JOHNSON.
54 caliber smoothbore with 8.5" barrel. Metal is an even brown with very minor pitting. Wood stock is in very good condition with nice cartouche. Nice example of Americaís last martial flintlock pistol.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 619 MARSTON & KNOX, 31 CALIBUR PEPPERBOX.
6 shot with 2.25" barrels. Frame is lightly engraved, metal is brown with light surface pitting. Left grip is cracked and missing a .25" x 2.5" sliver, grip screw is an old replacement. Action needs some work, barrels donít revolve.
Estimate $300 - 500.
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