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   LOT 107
Fine Civil War U.S. Contract E. Remington
& Sons New Model Army Percussion Revolver - Serial
no. 84935, 44 cal., 8 inch octagon bbl., blue finish, walnut grips.
The Remington New Model Army was the primary revolver
issued to Union cavalry after the fire at the Colt’s factory in 1863.
The New Model Army was manufactured from 1863 to 1875 with a total production
of approximately 132,000 and represented the last of Remington’s .44 caliber
percussion revolvers. They also provided the basis for Remington’s
subsequent Model 1875 Single Action Army revolver. Many of the
Civil War percussion revolvers remained popular in the West after
the Civil War for many years alongside newer metallic cartridge
firearms. The top barrel flat is marked: “PATENTED SEPT. 14. 1858/ E.
serial number “84935” located on the barrel, left of the grip frame
and the underside of the grips. Single letter sub-inspection marks
are located on various components. Boxed script “GP” (Giles Porter)
inspection cartouche stamped on the left grip panel. The revolver has a correct threaded “pinched” blade front sight, top strap groove rear sight, casehardened hammer, brass trigger guard, oil finished walnut grips, and blued steel on the balance.
CONDITION: Fine, retains 60% plus original high polish blue finish with smooth brown patina on the balance and some scattered light freckling, mild cylinder drag line and slightly weakened factory markings on the barrel. Brass trigger guard retains an attractive golden aged patina. Grips are very fine with defined edges, scuffing and a few scratches concentrated on the bottom flats, a few minor nicks along the edges and a crisp cartouche. The ramrod catch is weak, otherwise mechanically excellent.
Estimate: 3,000 - 4,500
LOT 108
LOT 109
Civil War U.S. Martially Inspected Starr Model 1858 Army Double Action Percussion Revolver with Case and Accessories - Serial no. 22985, 44 cal., 6 inch round bbl., blue finish, walnut grips. The Starr Model 1858 and Model 1863 revolvers as a group were the third most widely used revolvers by the Union forces during the Civil War. Approximately 23,000 Model 1858 Army revolvers were manufactured in the late 1850s to early 1860s, with most sold to the U.S. government. The frame has the New York address on the left side and the 1856 patent date on the right. Most of the components have single letter inspection marks. Matching serial number “22985” marked on the front surface of the frame below the loading lever, underside of the barrel and on the top surface of the one-piece walnut grip. “22875” marked on the cylinder, underside of
the hammer, left of the front grip strap and underside of the rear grip strap. Boxed script “JSD” (James S. Dudley) inspection cartouche stamped on the left of the grip at the bottom, and boxed script “RKW” inspection cartouche stamped on the upper right of the grip. Includes a relined to fit hardwood case, brass powder flask, UMC cap tin, unmarked gutta percha cap container, correct bullet mold, lead bullets, L-shaped combination tool and screwdriver.
CONDITION: Fine, retaining 60% plus bright original blue finish with scattered patches of flaking, some scattered patches
of light pitting and freckling, with smooth brown and gray patina on the balance, 60% plus vivid original case colors on the loading lever and hammer with the trigger turned to a smooth gray, and sharp markings in the metal overall. Grip is excellent with some light handling marks, a few minor nicks on the otherwise defined bottom edge and crisp cartouches. Mechanically excellent. The custom relined case and all the accessories are very good.
Estimate: 2,750 - 4,250
LOT 110
Exceptional Civil
War Era Allen &
Wheelock Army Model Center Hammer Percussion
Revolver - Serial no. 334, 44 cal., 7 1/2 inch part octagon bbl.,
blue finish, walnut grips. This is an exceptional example of a
Civil War Allen & Wheelock Army revolver that was manufactured
in Worcester, Massachusetts, circa 1861-62. Some estimates suggest Allen & Wheelock
only manufactured approximately 700 of these center hammer revolvers, and the
Ordnance Department purchased 536 Allen revolvers in 1861; all are presumed to be .44 Army
revolvers. Revolvers sold on the civilian market during the Civil War were still used during the war as privately
purchased sidearms. The left side of the part octagon barrel is stamped “ALLEN & WHEELOCK. WORCESTER.
MASS. U.S./ALLEN’S PT’S. JAN.13.DEC.15.1857.SEPT.7.18.” in two lines. The serial number “334” is marked on
the left of the grip frame, inside of the trigger guard, rear face of the cylinder, cylinder rod, underside of the
sideplate, and underside of the grips. “246” marked on the left of the hammer. Partial red painted inventory number visible on the butt.
CONDITION: Exceptionally fine, retains 75% original bright high polish blue finish with areas flaking to a smooth gray and brown patina on the balance, some scattered light pitting on top of the frame and defined markings and edges in the metal. 80% vivid original case colors remain on the hammer and trigger guard. Grips are also very with most of the original varnish, some extremely minor chipping along the otherwise defined bottom edges, and some scattered light handling marks. Mechanically excellent.
Estimate: 4,500 - 6,500
   Fine Civil War Rogers & Spencer Army Model
Percussion Revolver - Serial no. 3800, 44 cal., 7 1/2 inch
octagon bbl., blue finish, walnut grips. These revolvers were
manufactured under U.S. contract by Rogers & Spencer of
Willow Dale, New York, in 1865. They received a contract from the U.S. Ordnance
Department for 5,000 revolvers in November 1864 but had only delivered 1,500
revolvers by the time the war came to a close in the Spring of 1865. The remaining
3,500 revolvers were delivered by that September. Therefore, none
of these revolvers were apparently issued, and they were instead
subsequently sold as surplus through Francis Bannerman in New York.
This revolver has notes in pencil on the backside of the grip indicating
it was purchased by Charles W. Springmyer of Cincinnati, Ohio, and
noting the date June 8, 1894. This well-designed revolver has a full
octagon barrel with nickel-silver cone front sight. The solid frame has
a sighting groove on the top strap and “RODGERS & SPENCER/ UTICA, N.Y.” on either side of the sight groove. The revolver barrel, loading lever, cylinder, left side of the frame, butt, and grips are marked with matching serial numbers, and most components have small “B” sub-inspection marks. The lower left grip is stamped with an Ordnance inspection mark which consists of the script initials “RPB” enclosed in a rectangle for Captain R.P. Barry.
CONDITION: Fine with 50% original blue finish remaining, flaked patches concentrated on the cylinder and barrel and exhibiting smooth brown patina, distinct markings throughout, and mild overall wear including light drag lines and scratches. The grips are very fine and have a crisp cartouche on the left, smooth oiled finish, some flakes absent on the lower edges, and generally minimal overall wear. Mechanically excellent. This is a fine representative example of one of the era’s best designs. Had the Rogers & Spencer Army Model been introduced earlier in the war, it would no doubt have been popular.
128 Estimate: 1,800 - 2,750

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