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 LOT 1243
Indian War Era Sharps New Model 1859 Metallic Cartridge Conversion Saddle Ring Carbine - Serial no. 34884, 50-70 cal., 22 inch round bbl., blue/casehardened
finish, walnut stock. This is a fine representative example of a Civil War era Sharps carbine converted after the war to fire the .50-70 centerfire cartridge. These conversions often had their stocks replaced with new stocks without
patchboxes, but this one retains a patchbox. Many of these converted Sharps went on to see hard use during the Indian Wars of the late 19th century and others were later used as sporting rifles, making high condition examples hard to find.
This example has a blade front sight, and Lawrence patent rear sight with ladder graduated to 800 yards. The barrel has a faint “NEW MODEL 1859” marking. The receiver and lock have the standard Sharps and Lawrence patent markings. The barrel is marked “F” on the left flat. It is mounted with a smooth oil finished walnut forearm and straight grip stock with a iron carbine buttplate, a sling bar and ring, “ET” cartouche by the bar, and an “DFC” conversion cartouche on the left side of the butt. CONDITION: Fine with 90% plus of the arsenal refurbished blue finish, 50% of the refurbished case colors (over mild pitting), and minimal age and storage related wear. The wood is also fine and has distinct cartouches, a small crack at the heel, divot on the top of the comb, small filled spot by the tail of the lock, minor marks and scratches, and smooth oiled finish. Mechanically excellent. Estimate: 2,500 - 3,750
LOT 1244
Scarce Civil War U.S. Contract E.G. Lamson & Co. Ball Patent Repeating
Rimfire Saddle Ring Carbine - NSN, 50 RF cal., 22 inch round bbl., blue/casehardened finish, walnut stock. A reported 1,002 Ball carbines were manufactured on contract starting in 1864 and delivered after the end of the Civil War. The Ball carbine uses a seven-shot tubular magazine similar to the Henry and later Winchesters. Interestingly, Winchester and Smith & Wesson both purchased E.G. Lamson & Co.’s machinery after the war. Fixed blade front and folding ladder rear sight, cleaning rod on the right side of the forearm, “E.G. LAMSON & CO./WINDSOR. VT./U.S./BALLS PATENT./ JUNE.23.1863./MAR. 15.1864.” marked on the left of the receiver, saddle ring and bar mounted on the left of the receiver, smooth two-
band forearm and straight grip stock with a boxed script “GGS” (George G. Saunders) cartouche stamped on the left of the wrist, and fitted with a steel crescent buttplate. CONDITION: Very good plus, with smooth brown patina on the barrel with 30% of the muted original case colors remaining on the receiver and components, scattered moderate spotting overall, and sharp markings on the receiver. The wood is also very good as lightly sanded and re-oiled, with defined edges, some repaired sections visible on either side at the top of the wrist, scattered handling marks, and a mostly clear cartouche. The rear lock screw has a broken/absent threaded section. Mechanically fine. Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000
LOT 1245 Scarce Civil War Era E. G. Lamson & Co. Palmer Bolt Action Saddle Ring Carbine - NSN, 50 RF cal., 20 inch round bbl., brown/casehardened finish, walnut stock. The Palmer carbine holds the distinction of being the first metallic cartridge bolt action firearm ever adopted by the U.S. Ordnance Department. The bolt does not contain a firing pin and is simply used to seat the cartridge and seal the breech. It fires with a traditional side lock. Approximately 1,001 of these carbines were ordered on contract by the U.S. Government late in the Civil War, but they were delivered too late to see action. It has small “M.M” (Miles Moulton) inspector initials on the left of the breech, left stock flat, and top of the stock ahead of the buttplate tang, as well as a circled script “MM” inspection cartouche stamped on the left stock flat. CONDITION: Very good, with applied brown finish overall, strong traces of original blue finish and vivid case colors visible underneath the brown finish, and sharp markings and
edges in the metal. The stock is fine with defined edges, numerous scattered light scratches and dents, and a crisp cartouche. Mechanically excellent. Estimate: 1,600 - 2,500
LOT 1246
Scarce Civil War U.S. Contract Gwyn & Campbell Type I “Grapevine” Breech Loading Percussion Carbine - Serial no. 871, 52 cal., 20 inch part octagon bbl., blue/casehardened finish, walnut stock. These “Union Rifles” were manufactured by Edward Gwyn and Abner C. Campbell in Ohio and are essentially updated versions of their prior Cosmopolitan carbines. This example has the standard Type I markings and features. It also has what appears to be “63” or “68” marked by the matching serial numbers on the barrel and frame. Only approximately 700 of this variation were manufactured c. 1863-1864. CONDITION: Good with strong niter blue on the upper tang and otherwise mostly dark brown patina overall, patches of mild pitting, absent front sight blade, and general mild wear. The stock is fair and has some chipping around the lock mortise, a crack at the tail of the lock, a repaired crack in the left side of the wrist at the bottom, and smooth re-oiled finish. Mechanically fine. Estimate: 1,600 - 2,500
LOT 1247
Perry Patent Breech Loading Percussion Sporting Carbine - Serial no. 131, 64 cal., 21 5/8 inch part octagon bbl., blue finish, walnut stock. This is an example of one of the firearms based on Alonzo D. Perry’s designs, which were manufactured by the Perry Patent Arms Co. in Newark, New Jersey, in the mid-1850s. It has a smoothbore barrel with a brass bead front sight and octagon to round profile. The barrel has an anchor followed by the serial number and “USN” at the breech, and the serial number and anchor are repeated on the frame. The trigger is also numbered to the gun. The left side of the stock has an oval “JH” cartouche along with traces of another cartouche underneath, and another
anchor and an eagle head are stamped on the heel of the buttplate. The breechblock has the patent and address markings (former double stamped), and the carbine is fitted with the prime tube through the stock. This carbine also has a non-standard trigger guard and a sporting rifle style forearm secured with a wedge and screw. In 1856, the U.S. Navy ordered 150 of Perry’ “long frame” carbines in .54 caliber with 20 3/4 inch barrels, but the Navy actually rejected delivery twice and reportedly accepted 50 of them. The U.S. Army had previously ordered 200 of the “shor frame” version, but none are known to have been delivered and accepted. In total, Perry is believed to have only manufactured around 1,500 rifles, carbines, and shotguns along with a few hundred pistol before the company folded
CONDITION: Fair. The carbine features strong plum brown finish under the forearm but otherwise mottled gray and brown patina and some mild pitting. There is a crack in the loading lever loop and a repair
at the front of the breechblock on the bottom. The navy markings are suspect. The stock is good and has some small chips, a minor crack at the upper tang, some scrapes and dings, the added “JH” cartouche, and mild wear. Mechanically fine.
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Estimate: 1,500 - 2,250 191

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