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   LOT 3251
Civil War Era C. Roby & Co. Eagle Head Bowie Knife - Known as a producer of swords for
the Union during the Civil War, C. Roby & Co. was also known to have made Bowie knives during the
conflict. While not a military-issue weapon, Union soldiers were well known for their habit of supplementing their
issued gear with privately purchased weapons, and a stout Bowie like this Roby would be welcome in any close-in fight (so long as you were holding it and not the other guy).
The overall length is 13 3/4 inches, with the blade measuring 9 3/8 inches long, 1 3/8 inches wide at the base of the blade, and 1/4 inch thick at the ricasso. The left ricasso is stamped “C. ROBY & CO./CHELMSFORD/MASS.” with a single letter “N.” next to the maker address. Smooth steel oval cross guard, ribbed and contoured hardwood grip and a solid brass eagle head pommel.
CONDITION: Very good overall, with scattered dark colored light to mild pitting on the blade with visible makers address, some light age related wear on the grip with a few cracks at the top, and attractive untouched golden aged patina on the eagle head.
Estimate: 2,500 - 4,000
  LOT 3252
Williamson Patent Breech Loading Derringer Pistol - Serial no. 7847, 41 RF cal., 2 1/2 inch flat top bbl., nickel/silver finish, walnut grips. Manufactured circa 1866-1870, with blade front and hammer notch rear sights, an engraved arrow on either side of the barrel and “WILLIAMSON’S PAT. OCT. 2. 1866 NEW YORK” on the top flat. Fitted with a silver finished frame and trigger guard and a fine walnut birds-head grip with checkered button. Included with the pistol is a reproduction percussion chamber insert. CONDITION: Very fine. The barrel shows 95% of the original nickel finish, with some flaking along the edges, minor handling marks, and a set of 9 small notches on the top flat. The frame and trigger guard retain over 40% of the original silver, strongest on the trigger guard, with a well aged patina- overall. Grip is fine with a few minor dents, mild edge wear and attractive grain and color. Mechanically fine. Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000
LOT 3253
Fine Engraved Tiny “Peanut” Derringer Percussion Pocket Pistol - NSN, 38 cal., 1 1/4 inch flat top round bbl., brown/casehardened/
German silver finish, walnut stock. Manufactured c. 1850s-1860s. Six-groove rifling, brass blade front sight, striped Damascus pattern along the barrel, “(P)” and “DERINGER/PHILADELA” on the breech plug, “DERINGER/ PHILADELA” on the lock, scroll and floral engraving, German silver furniture, and checkered bird’s head stock. CONDITION: Fine with 60% of the original brown on the barrel along with striped patterns, aged patina on the German silver furniture, smooth gray and brown patina on the balance, crisp engraving, and mild overall wear. The stock is very fine and has crisp checkering, smooth finish, and minor handling and storage marks. Mechanically fine. Estimate: 1,600 - 2,500
LOT 3254
N. Curry & Bro. Agent Marked Silver Mounted “Peanut” Derringer Percussion Pocket Pistol - NSN, 40 cal., 1 5/8 inch flat top round bbl., brown/ casehardened/silver finish, walnut stock. These tiniest of percussion derringers are very popular with collectors. This one was manufactured around the 1860s, likely by Slotter & Co. The barrel has seven-groove rifling, a German silver blade front sight, notch rear sight on the tang, “N. CURRY & BRO./SAN FRANCO CALA/ AGENTS” marked on top, and “DERINGER/PHILADA” and “P” marked on the silver banded breech plug. The lock is marked “DERINGER/PHILADELA.” There is some floral and scroll engraving. “1” is marked on the trigger guard tang, wedge, and likely on the inside of the lock and bottom of the barrel. “L.N.” is hand inscribed on the left side of the checkered bird’s head stock. CONDITION: Very good with a mix of fading original brown finish and dark patina on the barrel, dark brown patina on the lock, mild oxidation, chipped silver, distinct markings and engraving, and minor overall wear. The stock is fine and has crisp checkering, a divot on the right side by the toe, and some light scratches and dings. Mechanically fine. Estimate: 1,800 - 2,750
LOT 3255
Fine Engraved Williamson Patent Convertible Derringer - Serial no. 3883, 41 RF cal., 2 1/2 inch flat top round bbl., blue/silver finish, walnut stock. Under 10,000 of these David Williamson patent pistols were manufactured by Moore’s Patent Fire Arms Company and the National Fire Arms Company in the late 1860s in several variations. They could fire using either .41 rimfire cartridges or percussion adapters (not included). This example has a blued barrel with an arrow engraved on the flat top and the Williamson patent marking on the left side. The silver plated brass frame and trigger guard have the standard scroll engraving patterns. It has a blade front sight and notch in the hammer for a rear sight and is mounted on a walnut stock with checkering on the bird’s head grip. CONDITION: Fine with 60% original blue finish, 95% plus of the original age darkened silver plating, crisp engraving, and minor overall wear. The stock is also fine and has crisp checkering, minor marks and scratches, and smooth oiled finish. Mechanically fine.
    nipple, aged patina on the
  Estimate: 1,400 - 2,250 159

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