AUCTION : 220925

Horology & Jewelry Virtual Auction Event
Sunday, September 25th, 2022

- No Reserves - No Buyer's Premium - No Sales Tax - No Online Bidding Fees -

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THIS IS A PARTIAL CATALOG as of 08/11/2022, subject to revision.

Although this auction has a live close by a live-streamed auctioneer, there will be no in-person bidding.
Bids will be accepted online and by pre-arranged telephone bids.



Antique Small Arms

Stock#: JH59769

DESCRIPTION: Small Arms - D. Moore of Brooklyn, NY, Political Factory Engraved No.1 derringer pistol, Civil War Era, manufactured approximately 1864, .41 caliber rim fire, exposed trigger, gold-plated brass receiver and handle with factory floral engraved details including a spread wing eagle and shield behind the hammer, 2-1/2 inch barrel with floral engraved details as well as arrows pointing to the firing end, top stamped "MOORES PAT FA Co, BROOKLYN, NY." and underneath the barrel "PAT FEB 24 1863," s#4247. Includes what appears to be its original fitted presentation box with 6 rounds of 41 caliber black powder rim fire ammunition and a photo postcard of a scantily clad woman, possibly a madam. These derringers were made as gifts for senators and congressmen sitting on military committees in the hopes of getting an arms contract; it is estimated that as few as 25 were made to as much as 60, truly an incredible piece of history for the Civil War or firearms collector. For reference these are mentioned in "The Deringer in America" by Eberhart & Wilson, on page 123, and the "The Collecting of Deringers Manufactured by Moore, National and Colt" by Eberhart, on page 19.
CONDITION: Good action; fine-plus overall cosmetic condition, rifled bore with light pitting, fine barrel with loss of original silver-plated finish, numerous small dings on frame and barrel as well as scattered areas of oxide, pitting and finish loss to side plates where brass is showing through; trigger with light pitting. Included box shows light wear, light warp to the top cover wood with the purple velvet interior showing several areas of wear. Items in this firearm collection are written up to the best of our knowledge. It is up to bidders to make final determination as to value. Any additional information that is shared with us will be passed along to the public by updating our descriptions; in person preview is recommended.
ESTIMATE: $2000 - $4000

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Stock#: JH59778

DESCRIPTION: Small Arms - Gastinne Renette Sidelever Single Shot Target Pistol, approximately 1870s production, 11mm center fire, blued steel trigger guard with fine floral scroll engraving, case hardened breach with fabulous matched floral scroll engraved details, walnut frame with deep checkered grips and case hardened buttcap, blued 10-1/4 inch fluted octagonal barrel with engraved details, top engraved "GASTINNE RENNETTE A PARIS," matching serial number of #3 on all individual pieces. A truly fabulous piece of exceptional quality and condition sure to be the star in anyone's antique firearms collection. Includes a faux suede travel/storage case.
CONDITION: Good action; nearly mint overall cosmetic condition, mint bore with incredibly strong rifling, barrel retains 90%-plus of its original blued finish, turning an attractive plum brown; nearly mint receiver retains 95% of its original case hardened and blue finish, nearly mint blued trigger guard; several small dings to walnut frame. Items in this firearm collection are written up to the best of our knowledge. It is up to bidders to make final determination as to value. Any additional information that is shared with us will be passed along to the public by updating our descriptions; in person preview is recommended.
ESTIMATE: $2000 - $4000

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Stock#: JH59780

DESCRIPTION: Small Arms - Tipping & Lawden of Birmingham, England, Factory Engraved Model 1 Sharps' Patent Pepperbox pistol, slightly post-Civil War era, manufactured approximately 1867, .22 caliber rim fire, exposed trigger, silver-plated brass receiver with incredibly fine English scroll hand engraving and detail down the center grip strap, "TIPPING & LAWDEN SHARPS' PATENT" engraved on left side of receiver, original acanthus scroll work, gutta percha grips, 2-5/8 inch quad barrels with stippled and floral engraved side details as well as English proof marks, underneath the barrel are additional proof marks and the serial number, s#5455. Includes what appears to be its original fitted presentation box with cleaning rod and key. A lovely unusual pistol for the collectors of Civil War era pieces, Sharps' pieces, or the collectors of fine hand engraving. One of the finest examples of a model 1 Sharps' patent pepperbox still in existence.
CONDITION: Good rotating hammer action; excellent-plus overall cosmetic condition, excellent rifled bore with light pitting, excellent-plus sliding barrel which retains most of its original blued finish, numerous small dings on frame and barrel as well as scattered areas of oxide, light finish loss to receiver where brass is showing through in high wear areas; trigger still retains most of its original blued finish. Included box shows light wear. Items in this firearm collection are written up to the best of our knowledge. It is up to bidders to make final determination as to value. Any additional information that is shared with us will be passed along to the public by updating our descriptions; in person preview is recommended.
ESTIMATE: $2000 - $4000

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Stock#: JH59761

DESCRIPTION: Small Arms - Remington New Model Army factory cartridge conversion Revolver, manufactured in 1865, 46. RF caliber, brass trigger guard with B proof marks, receiver with deeply notched V sight and B proof marks, cylinder stamped "PATENTED APRIL 3'D 1865," two piece ivory grips, 8 inch octagonal barrel with top roll stamped "PATENTED SEPT. 14. 1858, E. REMINGTON & SONS. ILION. NEW YORK. U.S.A, NEW - MODEL," all matching serial numbers down to the ivory grips, s#143448. The Remington New Model Army Revolver was issued to Federal cavalry regiments during the Civil War and stayed in active service until they were replaced by the Colt 1873 cavalry models in 1875. Includes a green carry/storage case.
CONDITION: Good action and timing; fine overall cosmetic condition, good bore with strong rifling, metal surfaces are a mottled gray patina with silvering at the high edges, spots of old light pitting, small dings and fine scratches are scattered about the revolver frame, numerous other dings on frame and barrel as well as scattered areas of oxide and pitting; brass trigger guard shows signs of polishing most notably on the inside; excellent ivory grips with light cracks forming around brass center pin. Items in this firearm collection are written up to the best of our knowledge. It is up to bidders to make final determination as to value. Any additional information that is shared with us will be passed along to the public by updating our descriptions; in person preview is recommended.
ESTIMATE: $1500 - $3000

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Stock#: JH59766

DESCRIPTION: Small Arms - Colt 1851 Navy Percussion Revolver, manufactured in 1866, .36 caliber, brass trigger guard and grip strap with matching serial number and even patina, case hardened receiver signed "Colt's Patent," cylinder with engraved naval battle scene of the victory of the Second Texas Navy at the Battle of Campeche, ivory grips with visible pin repair, blued 7-1/2 inch octagonal barrel with case hardened reloading lever, top stamped "-- ADDRESS COL. SAML COLT, NEW YORK, U.S. AMERICA --" with tapered brass cone front sight, all matching serial numbers including the wedge, s#199148. A fabulous piece from a time gone by; one of Colt's most famous production revolver, this was produced from 1851 to 1873 but in regular use far beyond that and during the time that metallic cartridge revolvers became dominant. Used by numerous historically important people from Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee to Doc Holiday and Clint Eastwood's infamous "The man with no name." Includes a green soft carry/storage case.
CONDITION: Good action and timing; excellent overall cosmetic condition, good bore with strong rifling, good bluing to barrel with wear at high edges, numerous small dings on right side of frame from years of people hitting the wedge pin out, numerous other dings on frame and barrel as well as scattered areas of oxide, pitting and finish loss; brass trigger guard and grip strap with several light dings; ivory grips with several cracks and three steel pin repairs. Items in this firearm collection are written up to the best of our knowledge. It is up to bidders to make final determination as to value. Any additional information that is shared with us will be passed along to the public by updating our descriptions; in person preview is recommended.
ESTIMATE: $1500 - $3000

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Stock#: JH59779

DESCRIPTION: Small Arms - Henry Deringer of Philadelphia, PA, engraved muzzle loading name sake "Peanut" Deringer pistol, manufactured approximately 1830-1850, .40 gauge, steel trigger with engraved German silver trigger guard, steel breech plug with engraved flourishes and inlaid German silver accents as well as a sunburst P hallmark, florally engraved lock stamped "DERINGER, PHILADELA,'' original checkered walnut stock with inlaid German silver details engraved to look like pineapples, unmonogrammed crest on back of grip, no s# available. An incredibly interesting and important piece of American firearms history, Henry Deringer was the inventor of the so named Derringer pistol wildly copied by countless firms. A pistol very similar to this also made by Henry Deringer was used on April 14, 1865 by John Wilkes Booth to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln in Ford's Theater. Includes a protective zip up case.
CONDITION: Good action; excellent overall cosmetic condition, excellent rifled bore, excellent barrel retains most of its original brown finish, light oxide to lock and trigger; several light dings to walnut stock. Items in this firearm collection are written up to the best of our knowledge. It is up to bidders to make final determination as to value. Any additional information that is shared with us will be passed along to the public by updating our descriptions; in person preview is recommended.
ESTIMATE: $1500 - $3000

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Stock#: JH59767

DESCRIPTION: Small Arms - J.E. Evans of Philadelphia Percussion target/dueling pistol, manufactured approximately 1840, .52 caliber, steel trigger guard with fancy floral engraving finished off with a pineapple at top, steel breach and sideplate with floral engraved details signed "J. E. EVANS," dark walnut stock with finely checkered grips, 9-1/4 inch octagonal barrel with floral engraving at nipple, no serial number available. A wonderful early American Percussion pistol for the person who wants one half of a dueling set. Includes a faux suede travel/storage case.
CONDITION: Good action; fine-plus overall cosmetic condition, good smooth bore, deep brown patina to barrel with light wear at high edges, numerous small dings on frame and barrel as well as scattered areas of oxide, pitting and finish loss to side plates; trigger guard with light pitting and fine scratches. Items in this firearm collection are written up to the best of our knowledge. It is up to bidders to make final determination as to value. Any additional information that is shared with us will be passed along to the public by updating our descriptions; in person preview is recommended.
ESTIMATE: $1000 - $2000

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Stock#: JH59768

DESCRIPTION: Small Arms - John Harman London Flintlock pistol, manufactured approx 1730-1750, .62 caliber, brass trigger guard with engraved accents, fine English walnut frame, engraved brass side plate in the style of a dragon, dual ramrod thimbles, 8-1/2 inch round barrel with British proof marks and carved V sight, top stamped "J HARMAN, LONDON" with light engraved frame around signature. A lovely British flintlock pistol for the person who always fancied themselves a swashbuckling pirate. Includes a green carry/storage case.
CONDITION: Good action; fine overall cosmetic condition, smooth bore with light oxide on the inside, small crack on walnut frame at frame tip running along the bottom to below the first ramrod thimble, numerous other dings on walnut frame and barrel as well as scattered areas of oxide, pitting and finish loss, excellent matching ramrod with worm intact; brass trigger guard and accents with light dings, nice even patina. Items in this firearm collection are written up to the best of our knowledge. It is up to bidders to make final determination as to value. Any additional information that is shared with us will be passed along to the public by updating our descriptions; in person preview is recommended.
ESTIMATE: $1000 - $2000

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Stock#: JH59772

DESCRIPTION: Small Arms - E. Remington & Sons of Ilion, NY, factory engraved Elliot's patent 5 shot pepperbox Derringer pistol, manufactured approximately 1869, .22 caliber rim fire, ring trigger, silver-plated receiver with fine scrolled hand engraving, original ivory handles, 3-inch matching silver-plated fluted flip top barrel with floral etched details top stamped "MANUFACTURED BY E. REMINGTON & SONS, ILION. N.Y., ELLIOTS PATENTS. MAY 29. 1860 - OCT.1.1861," s#2093. Very scarce in silver-plated finish with five barrels and even more so with factory engraving and ivory grips. Ivory grips are antique and original to this firearm which was made before 1900, when removed they weigh 15.4 g, this includes their brass hardware and screws.
CONDITION: Good action; excellent overall cosmetic condition, good rifled bore with light pitting, excellent barrel with loss of silver-plated finish at barrel tip and high point areas, numerous small dings on frame and barrel as well as scattered areas of oxide, pitting and finish loss to side plates where underlying steel is showing though; grips with several light cracks; trigger with light pitting and oxide. Items in this firearm collection are written up to the best of our knowledge. It is up to bidders to make final determination as to value. Any additional information that is shared with us will be passed along to the public by updating our descriptions; in person preview is recommended.
ESTIMATE: $1000 - $2000

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Stock#: JH59773

DESCRIPTION: Small Arms - Merwin & Bray cupfire revolver, manufactured approximately 1863, .30 cup caliber, exposed trigger, grip strap with matching serial number and even patina, brass frame with original silver-plated finish mostly intact, cylinder stamped "PATENTED. JULY 12.1859 & JULY 21. 1863," original rosewood grips, blued 3-1/4 inch octagonal barrel with brass sight blade, top stamped "MERWIN & BRAY. FIRE-ARMS. CO. NY," all matching serial numbers including the rosewood grips and cylinder, s#7666. A fabulous piece from the US Civil War era. Includes a black hard plastic carry/storage case.
CONDITION: Good action and timing; excellent overall cosmetic condition, good bore with strong rifling, good bluing to barrel with wear at high edges, several small dings on frame and barrel as well as scattered areas of oxide, pitting and finish loss; brass trigger guard and grip strap with several light dings; rosewood grips with numerous small dings as well as a small chip from the left side grip. Items in this firearm collection are written up to the best of our knowledge. It is up to bidders to make final determination as to value. Any additional information that is shared to us will be passed along to the public by updating our descriptions; in-person preview is recommended.
ESTIMATE: $1000 - $2000

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Stock#: JH59776

DESCRIPTION: Small Arms - Colt's Patent Firearms Manufacturing Co of Hartford, CT, Factory Engraved No.2 Derringer pistol with British proof marks, manufactured approximately 1880, .41 caliber rim fire, exposed trigger with machined grip, steel receiver with florally engraved details, original ivory grips serial matched to this pistol, 2.5 inch barrel with top stamped "COLT'S PT.FA.MFG.Co, No2, HARTFORD, CT, U.S.A" with underside of barrel showing British proof marks, s#8930. Ivory grips are antique and original to this firearm which was made before 1900, when removed they weigh 27.6 g including their brass fittings.
CONDITION: Good action; fine overall cosmetic condition, rifled bore with light pitting, fine barrel with partial loss of signature on barrel top, numerous small dings on frame and barrel as well as scattered areas of oxide, pitting and finish loss to side plates; trigger with light oxide; ivory grips with even yellow patina. Items in this firearm collection are written up to the best of our knowledge. It is up to bidders to make final determination as to value. Any additional information that is shared with us will be passed along to the public by updating our descriptions; in person preview is recommended.
ESTIMATE: $900 - $1800

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Stock#: JH59771

DESCRIPTION: Small Arms - D. Moore of Brooklyn, NY, Factory Engraved No.1 Derringer pistol, Civil War era, manufactured approximately 1862, .41 caliber rim fire, exposed trigger, nickel-plated receiver and handle with factory floral engraved details, 2.5 inch matching nickel-plated barrel with floral engraved details top stamped "D. MOORE PATENTED FEB.19.1861," s#307. Includes a modern hard plastic case.
CONDITION: Good action; fine-plus overall cosmetic condition, good rifled bore with light pitting, excellent barrel with light loss of nickel finish at barrel tip and high wear areas, numerous small dings on frame and barrel as well as scattered areas of oxide, pitting and finish loss to side plates where brass is showing through; trigger with light pitting. Items in this firearm collection are written up to the best of our knowledge. It is up to bidders to make final determination as to value. Any additional information that is shared with us will be passed along to the public by updating our descriptions; in person preview is recommended.
ESTIMATE: $800 - $1600

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Stock#: JH59763

DESCRIPTION: Small Arms - Williamson's of New York, Factory Engraved breech loading Derringer pistol, slightly post-Civil War era, manufactured approximately 1867, .38 caliber rim fire with additional original cap and ball adapter, steel trigger with florally engraved gold-plated brass trigger guard, florally engraved gold-plated brass receiver, checkered walnut stock/grips, 2.5 inch slide opening barrel with hand engraved details and an arrow pointing to the fiery end, stamped on side "WILLIAMSON'S PAT. OCT.2.1866, NEW YORK," s#955 stamped on barrel and receiver.
CONDITION: Good action; fine-plus overall cosmetic condition, rifled bore with light pitting, fine barrel with almost complete loss of finish, engraving is still strong and crisp in appearance, numerous small dings on wood handle with small crack near grip strap, finish loss to gold-plated receiver where brass is showing through; trigger retains original finish with light oxide visible. Items in this firearm collection are written up to the best of our knowledge. It is up to bidders to make final determination as to value. Any additional information that is shared with us will be passed along to the public by updating our descriptions; in person preview is recommended.
ESTIMATE: $700 - $1400

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