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  revolving shotgun features Matthew Wyatt’s 1818 patented grip safety which is also found on some of the Purdey and sometimes Westley Richards sporting guns
in the late flintlock and early percussion period. Aside from the grip safety and the silver hunter’s star, the shotgun is very similar to no. 197 featured in Clay P. Bedford’s American Society of Arms Collectors article “Collier and His Revolvers.” Similar examples are also seen in Ben Nicholson’s ASAC article “The Enigma of Clay Bedford’s Collier
Firearm Collection” and his new book “Clockwork Basilisk: The Early Revolvers of Artemas Wheeler & Elisha Collier.” The hunter’s star design was found on many of the flintlock Collier revolving arms. The smoothbore barrel has a bead front sight on the concave rib and London proofs and a “16” bore mark on the left. The five-shot cylinder pulls rearward for manual rotation. “181” is marked on the rear of the cylinder and on the recoil shield. The lock has scroll and border engraving and is marked “E.H. COLLIER/PATENT.” The frame and furniture have coordinating engraving. The silver hunter’s star noted above is on the left stock flat
and has a floral bloom at the center. There is also a blank silver wrist escutcheon. The stock is highly figured walnut and has a checkered wrist and 14 3/8 inch length of pull. CONDITION: Good with gray and brown patina, mild pitting, mostly distinct markings and engraving, absent ramrod, and general mild overall wear. The loose stock is also good and has some cracks and repairs at the front of the wrist, some checks and fills in the figure, and general moderate wear. Mechanically fine. Estimate: 6,500 - 9,500
  checkered straight grip stock with an iron shotgun buttplate with coordinating engraving on the tang. CONDITION: Very good with distinct markings and engraving, visible Damascus twist patterns along the barrel, traces
of original finish, and mostly a dark, mottled gray patina. The stock is also very good and has spots of wear on the otherwise crisp checkering, mild scratches and dings, and smooth oiled finish. Mechanically fine. Estimate: 2,250 - 3,500
 Birmingham proofs, and nipples fitted mostly vertically with a slight cant towards the rear. The frame has a bar hammer and scroll engraving. The trigger guard has a long front which can be used as a rest for the second hand. The grip is checkered. The shoulder stock fits into a keyed slot on the back strap and is also checkered and has a blued steel buttplate with coordinating engraving.
CONDITION: Good with more than half of the period blue finish remaining on the buttplate, traces of original case colors elsewhere, mostly gray and brown patina,
Damascus patterns lightly visible on both barrels, some minor oxidation and pitting, and general mild wear. The barrel and cylinder are loose. The grip and stock are also
both fine and have crisp checkering and some scattered light scratches and dings. Mechanically excellent.
Provenance: The Mark Aziz Collection; Property of a Gentleman.
  Estimate: 1,800 - 2,750
 LOT 1335
Very Scarce E.H. Collier Percussion Revolving Shotgun with Wyatt Patent Grip Safety - Serial no. 181, 16 gauge, 28 1/8 inch solid rib bbl., brown/ casehardened finish, curly maple stock. Elisha Haydon Collier (1788-1856) of Boston, Massachusetts, is a pivotal figure in the development of revolving firearms. He patented an improvement of Captain Artemus Wheeler’s design in England in 1818 and received patent no. 4315. The “Collier” revolvers became some of the first commercially produced revolving
firearm designs and helped pave the way for Samuel Colt’s famous percussion revolvers. This incredibly rare “Third Model” Collier patent
LOT 1336
Factory Engraved Deane, Adams & Deane Percussion Double Action Revolving Rifle - Serial no. 7535.R., 57 cal., 23 1/2 inch octagon bbl., brown/ casehardened/blue finish, walnut stock. This revolving rifle features a double action with a concealed hammer and an
octagon barrel. The hammer is concealed
small screws. The top strap is marked “DEANE ADAMS & DEANE, 30, KING WILLIAM ST T LONDON BRIDGE.” The Damascus barrel has a bead
style blade front sight, three-leaf rear sight, marked “83” at the breech on the lower left flat, and London proof marks. The cylinder is marked with alternating London proofs and “No. 7535./R.” The frame has scroll engraving and is marked “ADAMS’,
PATENT No 7535.R.” on the right. The left side of the frame has a hammer stall. It is mounted with a
by an engraved German silver plate that is attached by two
 LOT 1337
Finely Engraved Watmough English Bar Hammer Transitional Percussion Revolving Rifle/Revolver with Two Barrels and Detachable Shoulder Stock - NSN, 50 cal., 7 1/2 and 26 1/2 inch octagon bbl., brown/casehardened/blue finish, walnut stock, walnut grips. Robert Watmough (1821-1882) ran advertisements in the Manchester newspapers in 1852 announcing that after
working for Thomas Conway for twelve years he had opened up his own shop at 13 Blackfriars Street in Manchester and remained active until c. 1869. Both barrels are Damascus, 37 bore (.50 caliber), rifled, and signed “WATMOUGH MANCHESTER.”The rifle length barrel has an empty front sight dovetail and a three-leaf rear sight (one standing, two folding). The short revolver barrel has low, dovetailed blade and notch sights. The five-shot cylinder has flourishes of scroll engraving,

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