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 LOT 3327 U.S. Springfield Model 1855 Percussion Pistol-Carbine with Shoulder Stock - NSN, 58 cal., 12 inch round bbl., bright finish, walnut stock. The Model 1855 pistol-carbines are one of only three handguns ever manufactured at Springfield. Springfield Armory manufactured 4,021 of these dual purpose pistol-carbines. They were designed with cavalrymen, light artillery, and other troops that rifle- muskets were too cumbersome for. They were first issued to the U.S. 1st Cavalry in the antebellum
era and saw use in the West, including with the 1st Dragoons in the Southwest where they were reported as not suitable for dragoon use due to 18 of 45 examples becoming unserviceable after just 4 months of service. They were innovative weapons but were soon made obsolete by improved breechloading carbines, but they were pressed back into service at the beginning of the Civil War, mainly in smaller quantities with units from the Midwest. This example has the standard blade front sight, three-leaf rear sight graduated to 400 yards on the upper tang, “V/P/eagle head” proofs stamped on the upper left at the breech, “1855” on the upper tang, “1856” on the tail of the lock, the eagle and shield motif on the Maynard tape primer door, “U.S./SPRINGFIELD” at the front of the lock, brass furniture, a boxed script “JS” inspection cartouche stamped on the left stock flat, numbered “1” on the pommel, “3” on the stock collar, and “US” on the buttplate tang. CONDITION: Very good with bright lightly polished surfaces, scattered patches of light pitting on the iron, mostly defined markings in the iron and bright brass surfaces. The pistol stock has a repaired split in the grip area but is otherwise fine, with numerous scattered mild dents and scratches, defined edges and cartouche. Mechanically excellent. The included shoulder stock is fine with numerous scattered mild dents and scratches, and bright brass. Estimate: 3,500 - 5,500
Fine Civil War Era Savage Revolving Firearms Company Navy Model Percussion Revolver - Serial no. 420, 36 cal., 7 1/8 inch octagon bbl., blue/casehardened finish, walnut grips. Of the 20,000 Savage Navy revolvers manufactured between 1861-1865, the Ordnance Department purchased approximately 11,984 during the Civil War. Features a heart shaped trigger guard with round cocking lever, off-set hammer, six-shot gas-sealing cylinder, octagon barrel and hinged loading lever. Serial number “420” marked on the right of the grip frame and underneath the barrel. “13649” marked on the back of the cylinder. CONDITION: Fine, retains 40% plus original bright blue finish with smooth gray patina and scattered light brown freckling on the balance, with strong patterns of case colors visible. Grips are very good with numerous scattered scratches and dings, and some minor chipping along the bottom edges. Mechanically excellent. Estimate: 1,800 - 2,750
LOT 3331
“Isaac Golden” Painted Civil War Union Marching Drum Formerly in the Famous Norm Flayderman Collection - The drum measures 16 1/2 inches in diameter and 12 1/4 inches tall and is painted with a spread wing eagle and shield motif with a sunset in the background and “ISAAC GOLDEN. E PLURIBUS UNUM” inscribed on the red banner in the eagle’s beak. The drum was manufactured by A. Rogers Company of Flushing, New York, and their label is reportedly still inside the shell. The bottom has “William H. Golden” over “Mar 2/1901 Pawtucket, RI.” and what appears to be the same name again over “April 20/1931.” The drum was attributed as originally owned by Private Isaac Golden of Company K of the 140th Pennsylvania Infantry. He mustered into service on September 4, 1862, and died in Washington, D.C., on April 15, 1863, and is buried in the Military Asylum Cemetery. There was also a Private Isaac Golden in Company G of the 46th Ohio Infantry. In regards to the latter names, there was a William Herman Golden in Rhode Island born in 1891 who was the son of Isaac Thomas Golden (1860-1945). The latter may have been a nephew of the Civil War soldier. CONDITION: Very good with absent straps, taped repairs, moderate overall wear, and crackled but distinct painted designs. Provenance: The Norm Flayderman Collection; Property of a Gentleman. Estimate: 2,500 - 3,750
LOT 3328
Factory Engraved Tranter Double Trigger Self- Cocking Percussion Revolver with A.B. Griswold & Co. New Orleans Retailer Mark - Serial no. 19461T, 45 cal., 6 inch octagon bbl., blue finish, walnut grips. Features a blade front sight in a dovetailed base, notch rear sight at the end of the top strap, “MANUFACTURED FOR A.B. GRISWOLD & CO. NEW ORLEANS” inscribed across the top strap and breech end of the barrel, Birmingham proofs, “W. TRANTERS/PATENT” marked loading lever and frame, scroll engraving, “No. 19461-T” on the right side of the frame, the distinctive double trigger mechanism, spurless hammer, and checkered grip. A.B. Griswold & Co. of New Orleans led by William M. Goodrich and A.B. Griswold became the successors to Thomas Griswold & Co. and Hyde & Goodrich in 1865 and were major dealers in a wide variety of fine goods, including watches, jewelry, silverware, and firearms. CONDITION: Very good with strong traces of original blue finish on the barrel, mostly mottled dark gray patina overall, moderate pitting, distinct engraving, and general moderate wear. The grip is also very good and has crisp checkering and mild handling and storage wear. Currently, pulling the cocking trigger all the way to the rear fires the revolver in double action rendering the main trigger mute. Estimate: 2,000 - 3,500
LOT 3329
Large Collins & Company Knife with Sheath - Measuring 16 inches overall, with an 11 1/2 inch single edge spear point blade, marked “COLLINS & CO/HARTFORD” on the left side, brass dual ball quillion guard, cupped brass pommel cap, and a ribbed leather washer grip. With a brown leather holster fitted with a brass tip. A similar knife is identified on the bottom of page 19 of “U.S. Military Knives Book II” by M.H. Cole. CONDITION: Good. The blade shows signs of active use, with well-aged sharpening marks and a few nicks along the edge, as well as some mild pitting concentrated near the base. The brass shows a well-aged patina with some dents. The sheath is fair, with cracks, lost stitching, a dent in the tip and an absent suspension tab. Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000
LOT 3330

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