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This is a wonderful little pair of British muff pistols with screw-off barrels made by Thomas Hutchinson of London, who was a premier gunmaker of the early 1800's. Hutchinson is well noted as teaching a young James Purdy the unmaking trade that later flourished into the famed Purdy Firearms that are so popular today. Hutchinson was a fine maker in his own right, and these fine little pistols are a great example of his work. They are in their original case with all original accessories. The guns are in excellent condition but retain no finish and are in excellent working order with very finely engraved frames and dolphin head hammers. The grips are wonderful with perfect checkering and again in excellent condition. The case is also very nice but there is no key and it shows evidence that at one time, someone forced the case open and broke the twin teeth that fasten into the lock. The lid is slightly warped. If you can find a key, this can be rectified quite easily and such keys can be found at local antique shops. (Who usually carry rings upon rings of old keys). All in all, a very nice and original cased set of pistols from the early 1800's.
PRICE - $ 2,985.00
LeMat Revolvers are "hands-down" the most romantic of all handguns used by the Confederacy during the Civil War. The LeMat revolver was used by such famous Confederate officers as Generals P.G.T. Beauregard, Braxton Bragg, J.E.B. Stuart, Richard Anderson, Major Henry Wirz and others. I can remember first learning about the LeMat Revolver over 30 years ago from Damon Mills of Montgomery, Alabama when we examined a near mint, ivory stocked example that I dug out of an auction in Texas. I have no doubt that since that time, Damon has uncovered 20 or more Lemats directly from families who have owned them since the Civil War and more than half showed up without a loading lever. This is the 6th LeMat that I have turned up in the last 10 years, and every one of them came in without a loading lever. Damon and I have surmised that the lever was so notorious for getting hung up in a belt or holster that users just removed them and threw them away. This example is straight out-of-the-woods and has never been offered for sale before. It is sharp and crisp to include all edges and markings, especially the Paris barrel address which is particularly bold. The action was frozen when it came in, but a good soaking and oiling has freed it. The barrel fastening pin is missing with a screw in its place. This gun is completely untouched. It is in gray patina mixing with gun-metal gray with the slightest traces of blue in protected areas. The grips are fairly sharp and all parts are matching in the 17XX range. This is a nice condition LeMat.
PRICE - $ 6,850.00 - SALE PENDING !!
This is a fine little Sharps 4-barrel that functions perfectly. It retains about 30% bright blue mixing with untouched patina to the barrel. The frame shows 50% original silver plating mixing with patina to the brass. It also sports a very rare and virtually perfect pair of beautiful and original checkered ivory grips. A really nice gun that is untouched and out of the woods, still dirty and dusty. A nice wipe-down with some mineral oil should bring this little gem to life.
PRICE - $ 1,095.00
This is a good condition, small-frame Volcanic pistol with Iron Frame made by Smith & Wesson. This gun shows evidence that it was carried for some time as its edges are slightly rounded. I wouldn't doubt that it was actually used as a back-up during the Civil War or accompanied someone on a regular basis back in the day. It's in gray patina, functions properly, has strong markings and has fine grips that retain about 90% original finish.
PRICE - $12,500.00
Here is a pair of guns you may never see the likes of again. This is a consecutively numbered pair of early Remington Deringers (Type 1, Model 2) and they are as rare as can be. I believe them to be of a cased set, or cased separately for man and wife. The first is a barn-burner with factory, exhibition-grade scroll engraving covering nearly 100% of its surface, a feature only seen on the highest grade presentation pieces. It shows 95% original nickel plating on the left side and about 20% on the right, where it undoubtedly laid on its side for decades. It shows very little use and beautiful factory pearl grips. The second gun shows standard factory engraving with rose-wood grips. It shows use and carry retaining less than 20% original nickel plating, but is still in sharp, crisp condition. It is missing its barrel release (an original can be easily found). Both guns have perfect hinges and the two-line barrel address. These should be cared for and cased by someone that appreciates high-quality Remington Arms.
PRICE - $6,500.00
The Jacob Rupertus Pepperbox Pistol is extremely difficult to locate in fine condition. I believe from what I've seen of these rare pistols that this is one of the better examples, with ivory grips as a bonus. Rupertus founded the Rupertus Patented Pistol Manufacturing Company in Philadelphia, 1924 North 4th Street, which was active between 1859 and 1899. On July 19, 1864 he received the US patent No.43.606 for a revolver with a rotating multi-shot barrel, this being an example. This gun has original ivory grips and shows traces of bright blue in a few of the cylinder flutes. The right grip has a repaired break, but other than that, this is a really nice little gun. Markings and edges are very crisp and the action works just fine.
PRICE - $1,850.00 - SALE PENDING !
Savage Navy Revolvers are seldom found with much of any original finish, and this one is no exception. However it is about the finest condition gun with no finish that I have come across. All markings, edges, action and grips are about as sharp and crisp as could be found. Take a close look at the photos and you'll see what I mean. Discernible cartouche and a near perfect, deep address on the top-strap tell the story. Almost the entire production of these guns were purchased and issued to Union forces during the war and this is no exception, being fully sub-inspected. A great gun.
PRICE - $2,450.00
This is a very crisply conditioned over/under flintlock pistol by Smith & Walker as marked on the left side of its frame. It has a rotating pan that allows for a quick second fire. It is engraved with stands of arms on both sides of the frame and has a coin silver inlay on the back of the grip with the initials "JW" engraved in script. The gun is rifled 40 caliber, has walnut grips and is in perfect working order. A nice little early Flintlock Pocket Pistol.
PRICE - $1,250.00
This Volcanic is a little ripper of a gun. It is untouched, has great edges and markings and shows very little wear. It retains 80% bright, vivid blue and where missing is a blue-brown patina. It shows lots of original fire-blue on the bolt and some colors on the hammer and lever. The grips are near mint. I doubt this gun was ever fired but it has been handled a bit, probably by some kid whose dad or grandpa allowed him to do so. In great condition and worthy of a very fine collection.
PRICE - $ 18,500.00
This is a wonderful and extremely rare matching pair of Henry Deringer Belt Pistols. Note,,,, I said Belt Pistols, as these are over 9" long over-all with 5-inch barrels. They are in very fine to extremely fine condition with one retaining 95% of its original striping and the other 85 - 90%. There is only the slightest hint of staining in a few areas that could probably be cleaned to raise their condition to near excellent. There are slight traces of the rare copper streaks within the striping. The wood on both guns is in excellent condition with much of the piano varnish finish wearing thin, with the grips finely checkered. All mounts of German Silver are engraved and the barrels are silver-banded. Both guns have a German silver trap-door compartment to store percussion caps in the butt. I have been told by the old timers that all Henry Deringers had the simulated damascus striping with copper streaked in them that no one has ever been able to duplicate. Also that when one finds a plain browned barrel, chances are it just shows a patinaed finish or has actually been re-browned. I don't know if this is true as I have a motto I go by, and that is "ALL THE EXPERTS ARE DEAD". If you weren't there when it was manufactured, you don't know for certain. What I do know is that the finish on these gun barrels is original and the combination of high finish, mount features and size make this an extremely desirable matched set of Henrys. One of them has some of the original copper streaking showing clear as a bell when you pop off the barrels. These guns are extremely rare and about the size of a 5 or 6-inch Colt Pocket, but thicker and heavier. They are a great set of guns in a rare and unusual size.
PRICE - $11,750.00
This is an untouched and factory engraved Remington over/under in strong condition. Markings, edges and action all strong, with 60 - 70% original nickel. This gun looks better in person than in the photos due to the halogen lighting. Single-line Ilion, NY address on top of the barrel.
PRICE - $1,685.00
This is a very fine condition, Civil War Starr Double Action Revolver in standard 44 caliber. As you can see in the photos, it retains 90% blue on the cylinder and about 80 - 85% on the barrel and frame. It is fully sub-inspected to include a perfect cartouche to the grips.
PRICE - $ 3,650.00
This is an untouched, high-condition Colt Root Revolver retaining 98% original blue and case colors to all parts with exception of the cylinder which shows traces of blue mixing with untouched brown patina. The grips are near mint. A great little Colt.
PRICE - $ 3,450.00
Gun icon Samuel Colt's first factory, the Patent Arms Company, manufactured roughly 2,350 revolving pistols between 1836 and 1842. As most collectors are aware, Paterson revolvers are of the rarest and most desirable of all collector firearms. If you have a great #2 Paterson Revolver, I doubt you'd find a better case in your lifetime. This is an original case for a Number 2, straight grip Belt Model Paterson Revolver with desirable, long 5 & 1/2" barrel. It is in simply excellent condition, inside and out. I have never seen a better condition case on the loose and that's why I latched on to this. I have been searching for the right gun but always look for other opportunities and recently found one, which is why this case is now on the market.
PRICE - $17,875.00
This is a fine condition and very rare gun made by one of the great, but little known Southern gunsmiths, John H. Happoldt. A maker of fine Belt Pistols and Derringers, Happoldt was so well respected for his capabilities that his shop was awarded contracts for converting long arms for the state of South Carolina. He actually entered Confederate Service and contined his excellent work rifling and fitting bayonet lugs to muskets. This example of one of his pistols is in very fine condition. Only a handful are known to exist and this one has a period name on the grip that appears to be stamped from individual letter dies, "M. Pierce".
PRICE - $ 3,975.00
Smith & Wesson Model 1 - Second Issue, Model 1 - Third Issue, Model 1 & 1/2, Second Issue. All are in generally good, functioning condition but the 1 & 1/2 barrel catch is frozen. Can't beat the price for re-sale.
PRICE - $425.00 - Sale pending!
This is a Lefaucheux type, Pin-fire Revolver that appears to be in very good condition showing some simple engraving and a fine pair of checkered, hard rubber grips. This gun is frozen solid. You can't pull the trigger, pull the hammer back, remove a screw or do about anything else other than look at it. I'm not going to force the issue by buggering up a screw head. This gun needs some patience. If you don't mind soaking this for a while and have good tools, I'm sure it can experience a re-birth. It is in crusty patina, but doesn't appear to have any pitting. Could be a bargain for someone as these were imported by North and South during the Civil War.
PRICE - $ 550.00
This little Remington Elliot is in good condition but needs some cleaning of some raised rust scattered about its surfaces. Needs some work to the revolving pin. Fine grips.
PRICE - $550.00
This Starr Double-Action Civil War Revolver has seen plenty of use but is still in very good mechanical condition and has full grips with an overall gray patina. Action, edges and markings are very good as well. The gun shows only minor blemishes and staining. This is very reasonably priced.
PRICE - $1,150.00
This excellent little 32 caliber revolver is one you won't see every day. Not super valuable, this one is rare in that it is factory engraved with deluxe, decorative hard-rubber grips. The right grip was broken at one time but is not missing the slightest piece and has been expertly glued back together. The all brass gun is period engraved and retains nearly all of its original finish. If the grips were not broken, it would be double my price which is extremely reasonable. I doubt you could find another like it.
PRICE - $395.00 - SALE PENDING!!