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 LOT 3316 U.S. Springfield Model 1855 Percussion Pistol-Carbine with Matching Assembly Number “2” Shoulder Stock - NSN, 58 cal., 12 inch round bbl., bright finish, walnut stock. Springfield Armory manufactured 4,021 of these distinctive, dual-purpose weapons between 1855-1857. They are one of only three handguns manufactured at Springfield, with intent to provide the U.S. Cavalry and dragoon regiments with weapons that could be used as carbines for dismounted action and as pistols for use on horseback. The results were less than satisfactory, and they were also already rather outdated from their inception, given Colt’s Dragoon series which could also mount shoulder stocks, but offered more shots and functioned better as handguns. Nonetheless, they are known to have been used into the Civil War, including by Confederate forces. This example is dated “1855” on both the lock and barrel tang. Matching assembly number “2” is marked on the rear of the pommel cap on the pistol and on the underside of the joint piece of the included shoulder stock, with a “W” carved on the left of the shoulder stock and “US” marked brass buttplate. Missing tightening nut on stock. CONDITION: Very good, exhibiting mostly bright surfaces with scattered light brown freckling and light pitting, and mostly defined markings in the metal. The brass shows a bright patina as lightly cleaned. The lightly sanded and revarnished stock is also very good, with some light nicks and handling marks, and outline marks from mounting of the shoulder stock. The shoulder stock is fine with some light dents, and the mentioned carving. Mechanically fine. Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 LOT 3317 Very Scarce U.S. Springfield Model 1847 Sappers Percussion Musketoon with Sappers & Miners Saber Bayonet - NSN, 69 cal., 26 inch round bbl., bright finish, walnut stock. 830 total Springfield Model 1847 Sappers Musketoons were manufactured from 1847-1856 with a bayonet guide on the right side of the muzzle and lug on the right rear of the front barrel band. Reportedly, 228 of these were later altered to the Artillery configuration through removal of the guide and lug, making this example one of approximately 602 unaltered specimens. The front barrel band has a brass blade front sight on the upper strap and “D0” marked on top of the rear strap. The barrel has faint “V/P/eagle head” proof marks at the left of the breech. The lock has the standard federal eagle and shield motif over “US” at center and “SPRING/FIELD/1854” on the tail. The buttplate has “U.S.” The stock has a faint boxed script inspection cartouche on the left flat. Includes a brass hilted Sappers & Miners Saber bayonet, which has a 22 inch leaf shaped blade with faded Ames markings and dated “1847” on the blade. Collection inventory number is painted in white on the bottom of the trigger guard. CONDITION: Good with gray patina and scattered moderate pitting overall. Absent barrel tang marking, lightly visible proof markings at the breech, and defined lock markings. Modern replacement percussion nipple. The refinished stock is very good, with scattered light scratches and handling marks. Mechanically excellent. The included bayonet is good. Estimate: 2,250 - 3,500
LOT 3318
Rifled U.S. Simeon North Model 1843 Side Lever Hall Breech Loading Percussion Saddle Ring Carbine - NSN, 52 cal., 21 inch round bbl., brown/casehardened finish, walnut stock. Approximately 10,500 of these “side lever” Hall Model 1843 carbines were manufactured by Simeon North between 1844-1853. The 1st and 2nd U.S. Dragoons were among the units issued these carbines during the Mexican-American War, and more than half are believed to have been rifled for use in the Civil War. Its western heritage certainly adds to its interest. It has a blade front and “V” notch rear sight. “U.S./S. NORTH/MIDLtn/CONN./1851” marked breech block, “NWP” inspection initials marked on the left of the breech area with “STEEL” on top of the breech area, and faint boxed script inspection cartouches stamped on both stock flats. CONDITION: Very good, with applied brown finish on the barrel, barrel bands, breech lever, and frame, with smooth gray and brown patina on the remaining iron surfaces with some areas of scattered light pitting and some wear to the breech block markings. The refinished stock is also very good with some scattered light dents, scratches, and lightly visible cartouches. Mechanically fine. Estimate: 1,800 - 2,750
LOT 3319
Civil War U.S. Remington “Model 1863 Zouave” Percussion Rifle - NSN, 58 cal., 33 inch round bbl., blue/casehardened finish, walnut stock. 12,501 of these rifles are estimated to have been manufactured by Remington during the Civil War for the Union. Government records listed them as “Harpers Ferry Pattern” rifles, and they have similarities to both the Model 1841 and Model 1855 rifles that were manufactured at Harpers Ferry prior to the Civil War, but are a unique pattern. The Model 1863 “Zouave” nickname is of unclear origins, and whether or not any of these rifles saw use in the war remains unclear and debated. The barrel and lock are both “1863” dated. “HDJ” (Henry D. Jennings) and “BH” (Benjamin Hannis) boxed script inspection cartouches stamped on the left stock flat. “R.K.A” (Remick K. Arnold) inspection initials marked on the left barrel flat at the breech. Includes a spare nipple in the patch box. CONDITION: Fine, retains 70% original blue finish on the barrel with scattered smooth brown freckling on the balance, with traces of original case colors visible in the protected areas of the lock with moderate brown freckling and silvery gray patina on the balance, attractive untouched golden aged patina on the brass fittings, and sharp markings in the metal overall. Stock is
very fine with attractive original raised grains and distinct edges, numerous scattered light scratches and handling marks, and crisp cartouches. Mechanically excellent. Estimate: 1,600 - 2,500
LOT 3320 Scarce U.S. Springfield Model 1855 Percussion Rifled Carbine - NSN, 62 cal., 22 inch round bbl., brown finish, walnut stock. Reportedly, 1,022 of these carbines were manufactured by Springfield in 1855- 1856. They are the only Model 1855 series arms not equipped with the Maynard primer system and were also typically .54 caliber rather than .58. The barrel has blade front and three-leaf rear sight (absent leafs, modified), a ring on the bottom attached with a swivel mounted ramrod. No proofs or markings visible on the barrel. The lock has the federal eagle motif over “US” at center and “SPRING/FIELD/1855” at the tail. The trigger guard has the distinctive large sling ring on the rear of the bow. Aside from the brass forend cap, the furniture is iron, and the buttplate tang is marked “US”. CONDITION: Good, with applied brown finish overall, mild flash pitting underneath the finish at the breech, and absent barrel markings with rifling bored out to smoothbore. Absent rear sight leafs. The sanded and re-oiled stock is also good, with some scattered light dings and scratches, and a replacement spliced section visible behind the barrel tang. The lock spring is very weak but functional.
          Estimate: 1,600 - 2,500 179

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