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   LOT 1021
Sargant Brothers 1850 Dated Flintlock Northwest
Trade Gun - NSN, 58 cal., 38 inch part octagon bbl., blue
finish, hardwood stock. Sargant Brothers (previously Sargant
& Son) on Charlotte Street in Birmingham were gun and sword manufacturers and produced
rolled gun barrels bored with steam machinery and were manufacturers for the Ordnance Department
in the U.K. The lock has a sitting fox over “IR” at the center, a fenced iron pan, border engraving, and “SARGANT/ BROTHERS/1850” on the tail. The smoothbore barrel has a blade front sight, two “wedding bands,” notch rear sight,
“LONDON,” a “sitting fox/IR” mark, and London proof marks on the left. It is fitted with the classic Northwest Trade gun serpent side plate, large iron trigger guard, long trigger, and brass ramrod pipes and buttplate. The stock has tear drop shaped flats.
CONDITION: Good with dark brown patina on the iron along with mild oxidation and pitting, aged patina on the brass, and general moderate overall wear. The stock is also good and has general scrapes and dings, surface flaking, some chips and slivers absent from the edges, and generally heavy overall wear. Mechanically fine.
 Estimate: 2,500 - 4,000
 LOT 1022
Bixler & Iddings, Lafayette, Indiana, Marked Side by Side Percussion
Combination Gun with Tack Decorated Stock - Serial no. 665, 10 gauge, 37 3/8
inch solid rib bbl., brown/casehardened/blue finish, maple stock. John Bixler (1821-1891) and
Samuel Iddings (1817-1897) operated gun and sporting goods store in Lafayette, Indiana, c. 1850-1880s, and were
arrested during the Civil War for allegedly offering to sell arms and gunpowder to “disloyal persons and organizations,
for illegal purposes” per the Indiana Herald on July 8, 1863. They are listed in directories on the north side of Columbia between Second and Third. The gun features an approximately 10 gauge smoothbore right barrel, .50 caliber rifled left barrel, flat rib, blade front sight, a dovetail with blank, a notch rear sight, “BIXLER & IDDINGS LAFAYETTE IN./WARRANTED” and “665” marked on top behind the rear sight, “WM MOORE & Co.” marked right lock, blank left lock, adjustable double set triggers, iron furniture, numerous tack decorations, and a leather wrap around the wrist.
 CONDITION: Good overall with gray and brown patina, mild overall wear, some attractive flame figure on the stock, minor chips and scrapes on the wood, the noted wrist repair and tacks, and a crack in the forend tip. Mechanically fine.
Estimate: 1,500 - 2,500
 1884 Dated Native American Style Decorated Syndicat Liegeois Martini Action “Blanket Gun” - Serial no. 01425, 577-450 cal., 15 inch part round bbl., red finish, hardwood stock. “Blanket guns” or “canoe guns” appear in many cultures around the world, including among various Native American groups in North America. The basis of the gun was generally a long gun, often a trade gun, that was then cut down, making it handier to use in a canoe, on horseback, or more concealable, such as under a blanket. Often the original long gun had been damaged in some way, and was cut down to render it serviceable again. This example is marked “1884/SYNDICAT LIEGEOIS/LIEGE/ARMES de GUERRE/10425” on the left of the receiver. The top of the barrel has faint British proofs and appears to be marked “23”. The original folding ladder rear sight remains affixed to the period shortened barrel. The wrist has a period repair consisting of a sheet of lightly engraved brass wrapped around it and there are domed brass tacks decorating the stock/grip. Includes a makeshift leather sling. CONDITION: Fair, showing traces of a red finish overall, likely an enamel, mixed with brown patina and the brass shows an attractively aged patina. The wood is good with some moderate chips absent along the edges of the forearms, a few minor cracks, and numerous minor dings scattered throughout. The lever opens the breech but does not cock the arm. A unique “blanket gun” that appears to have stories to tell! Estimate: 1,200 - 1,800
LOT 1023
  LOT 1024
Attractive Engraved and Inlaid Pipe Tomahawk by William Buchele, Author of “Recreating the American Longrifle” - Similar tomahawks are known
to date to the mid-late 18th century and into the early 19th century. This example was made c. mid-20th century by the well-known maker William Buchele,
who was also the author of the book “Recreating the American Longrifle”. Buchele was a talented craftsman who created many examples of American longrifles, tomahawks/belt-axes, and scrimshawed powder horns. The head on this example is mostly iron with attractive filework and light scroll engraving.
There is an inlaid brass arrowhead design on either side of the blade, engraved suns on the eye, and
engraved chevrons on the brass bowl. The smooth haft has some brass wire reinforcement near the
top, an inlaid German silver moon with pearl circle inlays on one side, a German silver circle with two
arrow points inlaid on the other side, and a German silver mouthpiece plate. There is a lanyard loop hole drilled in
the lower half of the shaft. The head including the bowl measures 6 3/4 inches long and the haft measures 18 1/8 inches long. It is accompanied by documents showing a Mr. Smith purchasing the tomahawk and two rifles from Buchele in the late 1960s.
CONDITION: Very fine, the iron showing an attractive, custom aged plum-brown patina with a few scattered patches of light pitting/casting flaws. The brass shows an attractively aged patina and the German silver is bright. The shaft is also very fine with minimal handling evidence. A very attractive piece by the skilled 20th century artisan, William Buchele!
Estimate: 1,500 - 2,500

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