12/8/2020 - Arms & Armor

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Date of the auction: 08.12.2020

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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

Lot #: 1

Estimate: US$7,000 - US$10,000

Date: 8 Dec 2020

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Jonathan Hunton's Revolutionary War Powder Horn with Engraved Folk Styled...

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

Lot #: 2

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$8,000

Date: 8 Dec 2020

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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. Condition: Item is in fair condition with slight pitting on the blade and some tarnish on

Lot #: 3

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 8 Dec 2020

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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". Condition: Very good

Lot #: 4

Estimate: US$600 - US$900

Date: 8 Dec 2020

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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

Lot #: 5

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 8 Dec 2020

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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

Lot #: 6

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 8 Dec 2020

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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

Lot #: 7

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 8 Dec 2020

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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

Lot #: 8

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,500

Date: 8 Dec 2020

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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

Lot #: 9

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$2,000

Date: 8 Dec 2020

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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

Lot #: 10

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$2,000

Date: 8 Dec 2020

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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. Condition: Mechanically good, Stock with some nicks and dings. Barrel and lock are gray with staining blending in

Lot #: 11

Estimate: US$600 - US$900

Date: 8 Dec 2020

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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

Lot #: 12

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 8 Dec 2020

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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

Lot #: 13

Estimate: US$600 - US$800

Date: 8 Dec 2020

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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

Lot #: 14

Estimate: US$600 - US$800

Date: 8 Dec 2020

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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. Condition: Blade is well used with rough edges and heavily pitted. Wood haft is well worn with patination and 1" chip in the wood

Lot #: 15

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 8 Dec 2020

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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. Condition: Knife's blade is

Lot #: 16

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$4,000

Date: 8 Dec 2020

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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. Condition: Lacking plume, leather in good state of repair, with some surficial cracking and surface losses. Visor

Lot #: 18

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 8 Dec 2020

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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

Lot #: 19

Estimate: US$700 - US$900

Date: 8 Dec 2020

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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

Lot #: 20

Estimate: US$700 - US$900

Date: 8 Dec 2020

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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

Lot #: 21

Estimate: US$500 - US$700

Date: 8 Dec 2020

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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

Lot #: 22

Estimate: US$600 - US$800

Date: 8 Dec 2020

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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

Lot #: 24

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$4,000

Date: 8 Dec 2020

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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

Lot #: 25

Estimate: US$500 - US$700

Date: 8 Dec 2020

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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. Condition: This rifle si sharp and crisp. Excellent overall. Bore is good. Percussion

Lot #: 26

Estimate: US$650 - US$1,000

Date: 8 Dec 2020

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Early Relic Fowler

.572 bore diameter, 47.5" round barrel, notched rear barrel sight. blade front sight. Walnut stock. Condition: Overall good condition, Stock has a replaced piece of wood in the toe. som aged cracks. barrel is brown with some light pitting

Lot #: 27

Estimate: US$600 - US$1,000

Date: 8 Dec 2020

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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. Condition: This percussion half-stock is in attic-like condition. A plum patina throughout with some surface oxidation around the

Lot #: 28

Estimate: US$600 - US$900

Date: 8 Dec 2020

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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. Condition: Good condition

Lot #: 29

Estimate: US$600 - US$900

Date: 8 Dec 2020

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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. Condition: Most of the finish has turned brown. Locks are sharp and crisp with a mottled grey look. Overall very good

Lot #: 30

Estimate: US$500 - US$700

Date: 8 Dec 2020

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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

Lot #: 31

Estimate: US$900 - US$1,200

Date: 8 Dec 2020

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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. Condition: Relic condition. Barrel has a coat of moderate rust and oxidation extending to lockplate, Stock has

Lot #: 32

Estimate: US$500 - US$750

Date: 8 Dec 2020