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 LOT 3332
Very Scarce Civil War James
Warner Rimfire Saddle Ring Carbine - Serial no. 165, 50 RF cal., 20 inch round bbl., bright finish, walnut stock. Only 1,501 of these carbines are believed to have been manufactured by Warner in 1864. These initial carbines saw some use by Wisconsin units and others during the last part of the war. Another 2,500 were produced by Greene Rifle Works. After the Civil War, the Warner carbines were sold as surplus and then Schuyler, Hartley & Graham resold them to France in 1870. The action features a hinged breech block and manual extractor located on the underside of the forend. Modified bead front sight, modified rear sight with a lowered/filed notch, saddle ring mounted on the left of the action, matching serial number “165” marked on the bottom of the
barrel, front flat of the frame, bottom of the breech block, and buttplate. Faint remnants of an inspection cartouche stamped on the left stock wrist, and “NNP” stamped on top ahead of the buttplate. CONDITION: Good as lightly cleaned, with mostly bright surfaces on the iron and brass, with some scattered mild dings visible on the frame. Modified sights as mentioned above. The wood is also good as sanded and re-oiled, with a few hairline cracks at some of the edges, and some light handling marks. Mechanically fine. Estimate: 3,500 - 5,500
LOT 3333
Scarce Civil War U.S. Gibbs Breech Loading Percussion Saddle Ring Carbine - NSN, 52 cal., 22 inch round bbl., blue/casehardened finish, walnut stock. The Gibbs carbine is one of the scarcest and best designed carbines used by Union forces. Only 1,052 Gibbs carbines were manufactured by William F. Brooks of New York City at the Phoenix Armory and delivered to the U.S. government in 1863 due to the factory being burned down during the New York Draft Riots in that same year. Around 500 of these were issued to the 10th Missouri Cavalry and smaller quantities were issued to the 13th and 14th New York Cavalry. What appears to be part of a star is carved on the left of the buttstock. CONDITION: Good, with applied brown finish and gray patina on the balance. The front sight blade is filed down. The hammer is a modern replacement. The stock is also good as sanded and revarnished, with a repaired split in the wrist, a spliced and repaired section on the bottom to the right of the lever channel, numerous scattered dents and scratches, a wear spot on the left of the buttstock and the carving as mentioned above, and a crack ahead of the buttplate tang. Mechanically excellent. Estimate: 3,000 - 4,500
LOT 3334
Scarce Civil War U.S. Martially Inspected Ball & Williams Ballard Carbine - Serial no. 10054, 44 RF cal., 22 inch part octagon bbl., blue finish, walnut stock. Ball & Williams were originally contracted to manufacture 5,000 of these carbines in January 1864 but ultimately only delivered 1,500 before abandoning the contract in favor of better profits received from contracts for the Kentucky cavalry. 1,200 were issued to the Vermont militia after the St. Albans raid, the northernmost action of the war. Features a pinched blade front sight, standard notch and folding leaf rear sight, Ballard patent marking on the right of the frame, Ball & Williams and Merwin & Bray markings on the left of the frame, “M.M” (Miles Moulton) inspection initials on various components with “G.H” (George Haines) on the left of the frame, and a circled script “MM” inspection cartouche on the left of the stock.
CONDITION: Very good, retains 30% of the original dull blue finish on the barrel with smooth brown patina on the balance, strong traces of original blue finish visible in the protected areas frame with silvery gray and brown patina on the balance, a few scattered dings, some scattered patches of light pitting, and sharp markings and edges in the metal overall. The wood is fine, with defined edges, a few scattered dings and scratches, and a crisp cartouche. Mechanically fine. Estimate: 3,000 - 4,500
LOT 3335
Massachusetts Arms Co. British Contract Greene Patent Breech Loading Percussion Carbine - Serial no. 1137, 577 cal., 20 inch round bbl., blue/casehardened finish, walnut stock. One of approximately 2,000 manufactured circa 1855-1857 on contract with the British for use in the Crimean War. All but a few hundred were reportedly scrapped for parts later, with few seeing military service. They differ from the American type in the larger caliber, the use of Queen Victoria’s “St. Edward’s Crown/VxR” cipher on the lock, British proofmarks, shorter barrel, hexadecagonal section ahead of the rear sight, sling ring on the lower tang, and a steel buttplate and patch box instead of brass. Blade front and folding ladder rear sights. British sold out of service mark on the barrel. Includes a copy of “DIRECTIONS FOR USING GREENE’S CARBINE” inside the patchbox. CONDITION: Fine, retains 40% plus original blue finish, strong patterns of original case colors with smooth brown patina on the balance. Sharp markings and edges exhibited in the metal surfaces. Stock is very fine with defined edges, scattered pressure dents and handling marks, and crisp proof stampings. The primer feeding gear is non-functioning, otherwise mechanically fine. Estimate: 2,500 - 3,750
LOT 3336
Civil War U.S. Richardson & Overman Gallager Breech Loading Rimfire Saddle Ring Carbine - Serial no. 24800, 52 Spencer cal., 22 1/4 inch round bbl., blue/ casehardened finish, walnut stock. The Gallager carbine was designed by Dr. Mahlon J. Gallager, a Southerner by birth, and manufactured under license by Richardson & Overman in Philadelphia where Gallager had a dental practice. Reportedly 17,728 Gallager carbines were manufactured in three different variations. This example is one of 5,000 late production chambered for the .56-52 Spencer rimfire cartridge, originally ordered on contract by the U.S. government towards the end of the Civil War and delivered right after the
end of the conflict. These carbines are identifiable by a firing pin that replaced the percussion nipple and the addition of a cartridge extractor. It has a pinched blade front sight, notch and folding leaf rear sight, “J.M.D” inspection initials marked on top of the barrel at the breech, left mounted saddle bar and ring ahead of a boxed script “WHB” inspection cartouche, “W.H.B” inspection initials stamped ahead of the buttplate on the smooth walnut stock with patch box. CONDITION: Fine, with 70% original blue finish on the barrel with the balance having turned to a smooth brown patina with scattered light surface pitting, the casehardened surfaces are mostly turned to a sliver and gray patina, with patterns of muted case colors visible on the upper tang and in some protected areas, with sharp markings and edges in the metal overall. The stock is very fine as re-oiled, with scattered light dings and scratches, and a defined cartouche with distinct edges. Mechanically excellent. Estimate: 2,250 - 3,500

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