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 LOT 3278
Engraved J. Ansorg, Wurzburg Top Break Double Action Revolving Rifle - NSN, 50 cal., 24 7/8 inch octagon bbl., blue/silver/casehardened finish, walnut stock. The barrel has a dovetailed blade front sight on a ramped base, two-leaf rear sight, “J. ANSORG A WURZBURG” in silver inlay within a silver inlaid border, pairs of silver bands
at the muzzle and breech, and the “crown/V”“vorrat” or “on-hand” proofmark on the left at the breech indicating it was manufactured prior to 1891. The “vorrat” mark is also in one of the cylinder flutes, and the frame and cylinder have silver inlaid borders and
scroll engraving. The rifle is fitted with a horn grip extension and a smooth buttstock with a rounded cheekpiece and a horn buttplate. CONDITION: Fine with 40% of the original blue finish turning towards a plum brown along the barrel from age,
dark aged patina on the silver inlays, 60% original case colors on the frame, and mild age and storage related wear overall. Aside from a thin crack in the heel, the stock is also fine and has some light scratches and dings and smooth finish. Mechanically excellent. Estimate: 2,500 - 3,750
Juan Lopez Buenos Aires Retailed Belgian Double Action Pinfire Revolving Rifle with Folding Snap Bayonet - Serial no. 5, 14.5 mm cal., 24 3/4 inch solid rib bbl., bright finish, walnut stock. This impressive revolving rifle was manufactured c. the 1860s-1870s and was retailed by Juan Lopez in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The rifle has a bead style front sight, raised rib connected to the top strap marked “JUAN LOPEZ ST. MARTIN 18 BUENOS-AYRES”, rear peep and groove sight on the top strap, a folding bayonet and catch on the left side of the barrel, a Liege proof on the cylinder along with a “5” on the rear, and smooth buttstock with a steel shotgun style buttplate. CONDITION: Good with mottled gray and brown patina, extensive scattered mild pitting overall, and general handling wear. The stock is also good and has numerous scattered light scratches and dings. The bayonet mechanism does not lock in place when released without assistance, and the action is mechanically fine. Estimate: 2,250 - 3,500
LOT 3280
Engraved Belgian Meyers Brevete Pinfire Double Action Revolving Rifle with Bayonet and
Ernesto Paris of Buenos Aires
Retailer Mark - NSN, 14.5 mm cal., 25 1/4
inch octagon bbl., bright finish, walnut stock. Manufactured c. 1860s and retailed by Ernesto Paris in Argentina. The five-groove rifled barrel has a dovetailed blade front sight, notch and ladder rear
sight, bayonet lug marked “2” on the right for the included sword bayonet, “G RAUSCH/CONCORDIA” in an oval behind the rear sight (also marked on the stock) and “E. PARIS CALLE RIVADAVIA 20 BUENOS AYRES” ahead of the rear sight, and a “I” or “1” on the bottom at the breech. The six-shot cylinder has scroll engraving and Liege proof and inspection markings.
The scroll engraved frame has a “G” in an oval on the right at the breech, “MEYERS/BREVETE” on the left at the breech, and a large scroll pattern trigger guard with flat front for the rest of the second hand. The buttstock has a checkered wrist and coordinating engraved buttplate. The included Chassepot 1866 style bayonet is marked “P.D.L” at the base of the blade for cutler Peter D. Luneschloss and includes an iron scabbard. CONDITION: Good with mostly silver-gray patina on the iron, some light brown patina, mild pitting, and general mild overall wear. The wood is also good and has mildly worn checkering and numerous dents and scratches. Mechanically fine. The bayonet fits but doesn’t latch in place and is otherwise very good and has minor age and storage related wear. Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000
LOT 3281 Unidentified Liege Proofed Prototype Transitional Revolving Rifle - NSN, 69 cal., 24 1/2 inch round bbl., blue/casehardened finish, walnut stock. This rifle is built similar to the English transitional percussion revolvers of the 1840s and 1850s. The casehardened cylinder has small holes at the back of the chambers as is common on percussion revolvers but was not fitted with nipples. It was previously theorized that it uses a proprietary teatfire cartridge, but it may be an incomplete prototype meant to have percussion nipples in its final form. The only marking is a small “E” in a partial oval, likely traces of a Liege “E/LG” proof. The four-groove rifled barrel has a black mounted blade front sight and an adjustable rear sight of the same type found on Swiss Feldstutzer rifles. There is a small lever on the right that adjusts the position of the hammer. It is mounted with a nicely figured walnut stock with a casehardened buttplate. CONDITION: Fine with 50% plus of the original blue and casehardened finish, some areas of dark patina, and isolated spots of minor pitting. The stock is also fine and has some mild dings and scratches. Mechanically fine. Provenance: The Mark Aziz Collection; Property of a Gentleman. Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000
LOT 3282 Engraved British Centerfire Revolving Shotgun - NSN, 72 bore gauge, 22 1/8 inch octagon bbl., brown/ casehardened/blue finish, walnut stock. The only visible markings on this interesting rifle are the London proofmarks and “PATENT” on the top of the action and on the barrel latch. It is unique in that the barrel alignment is slightly off to the right, a very unusual feature. The smoothbore, browned Damascus barrel measures around 72 bore (.40 caliber) and has a small bead front sight and flourishes
of scroll engraving. The blued cylinder also has scroll engraving at the mouths of the chambers. The casehardened action features more extensive scroll and border engraving and an aperture on the right through which you can see the concealed hammer mechanism. The trigger guard has a squared front. The stock has a
checkered wrist, attractive figure, and a blued steel buttplate with coordinating engraving.
CONDITION: Fine overall with crisp engraving, 85% plus of the period refurbished brown and distinct Damascus patterns along the barrel 75% of the refinished blue, 30% original case colors, crisp checkering on the wrist, minor flakes at the edges of the stock, and minor overall wear mainly from age and storage. The timing is a bit off; otherwise, it is mechanically fine. Provenance: The Mark Aziz Collection; Property of a Gentleman. Estimate: 1,800 - 2,750
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