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F118. AUSTRIAN M1851 CARBINE - TYPE I: This is an Austrian M1851 Carbine - Type I with a raised cheek piece common to many Austrian arms.  The stock is in outstanding condition. The action is strong, and works in both half and full cock positions. It does not have the two carry rings. The barrel bore has strong lands & groves. This one was designed to have a ram-rod. The M1851 carbine has long been considered an early war Federal import.$1100.00

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F151.  CONFEDERATE 1853 ENFIELD RIFLE MUSKET - SINCLAIR, HAMILTON & CO - ARROW MARKED: During the Civil War a large proportionate of 1853 Enfield Rifle Muskets were supplied by the Sinclair, Hamilton & Company, and they may have received as many as five contracts from the Confederacy. Sinclair, Hamilton & Company acquired their arms through five furnishers: EP Bond, James Kerr, Parker, Field & Co, CW James and Scott & Son. The furnishers often marked their guns with a large single letter on the upper comb of the stock: B for Bond, a K for Kerr, and F for Parker, Field & Co, a J for James and an S for Scott & Son. These guns are found to have a Control Number on the butt plate, ram-rod, and the matching bayonet. Often the ram-rod and bayonet are no longer with the gun, or the numbers do not match due to the fact that these were interchangeable items. Also, these early muskets are normally JS  marked.

Later version of Sinclair, Hamilton & Company provided Rifle Muskets are found with the following marks and were acquired from many additional suppliers:

This is a Confederate 1853 Enfieldrifle musket with the scares Sinclair Hamilton & Co. mark located on the stock by the butt plate tang. The musket stock is in great condition with no cracks or breaks with evidence of use, but not abused. All the metal has the same deep rich brown patina, and all parts are original to the gun. The lock has the standard CROWN and is dated 1862, and this gun was furnished by Isaac Hollis & Sons and is maker marked on the underside of the stock, on the lock, barrel, and lock chamber.  The bore shows heavy use, but you can still see some rifling. $2900.00 SALE PRICE $2700.00

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F156.  CONFEDERATE SINCLAIR, HAMILTON & COMPANY: During the Civil War a large proportionate of 1853 Enfield Rifle Muskets were supplied by Sinclair, Hamilton & Company, and these Rifle Muskets are found with the following marks depending on when supplied:

This is an early example of  the scares Sinclair Hamilton & Co. mark by the trigger tang. The lock is marked with a Crown to the rear, and 1861 Tower forward of the hammer and is fully functional.The original rear sight is gone, but was period replaced at a Confederate Arsenal with a Springfield sight, as was the hammer screw; notice the screw head design.  While checking my inventory, I found a bayonet, which perfectly fits this musket and matches others I have found on Enfield muskets.  It has matching patina, and more importantly it has no British inspection marks.  The bore’s rifling is strong; and sling, which is worth several hundred dollars, is included at no additional cost. $2450.00 SALE PRICE $2250.00

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F167. REMINGTON 1861 ARMY REVOLVER - OLD MODEL ARMY:  This is an example of the scare Remington “Old Model” (aka M-1861) Army percussion revolver, which is in original condition and never modified. The M-1861 was intended to be an improvement on the older Beals Model Army revolvers. Only 850 of the .44 “Army” caliber Beals revolvers were purchased by the Ordnance Department and they are very rare guns today. The M-1861 or “Old Army” percussion revolver included the improvements covered under William Elliott’s patent #33,932 of December 17, 1861. This patent allowed the cylinder arbor pin to be removed from the frame, freeing the cylinder, without lowering the loading lever. Other improvements included a redesigned frame that left the barrel threads exposed at the rear of the frame. This reduced the amount of metal used in the frame, saving cost and weight. Remington received a contract on July 13, 1862 for 20,000 of their new M-1861 .44 Army revolvers. During the next 6 months, Remington delivered a total of 4,902 of their M-1861 .44 caliber revolvers to the Ordnance Department. In use, the “improvements” covered under Elliott’s patent were not really improvements. The grooved loading lever that allowed the removal of the arbor pin without lowering it also allowed the pin to move forward under the inertia of recoil. When this happened, the revolver became inexorably locked up and non-functional. As a result, most of the M-1861 revolvers were returned to the Remington factory where the channel was blocked to prevent the movement of the pin, or the loading lever was replaced with the old pattern, solid type lever. As a result, the M-1861 “Old Army” was redesigned as the “New Model Army” (aka M-1863) and all deliveries under US Ordnance contracts from January 1863 onward were of the new version of the revolver. Even the 15,098 outstanding revolvers from the June of 1862 contract, that were delivered in 1863, were “New Model” instead of “Old Model” Army revolver. The development of the “New Model” occurred concurrently with the production of “Old Model” revolvers. As production continued into the later part of 1862, M-1861 Old Model revolvers began to emerge from Ilion with safety notches on the rear of the cylinder and loading levers that blocked the cylinder arbor pin. All of the Remington “army” caliber revolvers were serial numbered in the same range, starting with the Beals series, and through the M-1861 and M-1863 variants. As production of the models was sometimes concurrent (Beals & M-1861s simultaneously, and M-1861s and M-1863 simultaneously as well) it is difficult to separate the models by serial number except within ranges. Beals models were produced in the 1-3000 range, M-1861s in the 3,000-22,000 range and M-1863s in the 15,000 to the end of production (about 135,000). The range of 10,000 to 22,000 is often called the “transitional range” where some of the “Old Model” revolvers appear with some of the “New Model” features. During the course of the American Civil War, Remington would deliver some 115,557 .44 revolvers to the US Ordnance Department. However, only 850 would be the oldest Beals pattern guns (0.7%) and 4,902 would be the M-1861 “Old Model” Army (4%). The balance would all be the M-1861 “New Model” revolvers. Eventually more than 70 US cavalry regiments would be armed with .44 caliber Remington revolvers, including the 4th & 6th US Regular Cavalry, the 4th US Colored Cavalry and volunteer US cavalry regiments from some 20 different states and territories!

This is an original unaltered Remington Model 1861 “Old Model” revolver. It is rare to find one, especially one in such good working order.  The gun is 100% complete, correct and original in every way. The pistol has an even brown patina with traces of original blue on the barrel. The silver cone front site is intact and shows little wear. The cylinder is marked with the serial number 6082, which is also stamped on the underside ofthe barrel. Serial number 6082 places production in NOVEMBER, 1862. The action is tight and indexes correctly. The original grips showwear and normal dings, but you can still see the faint outline of the cartouche on the left grip. Also, there are sub-inspection marks on the entire gun. The barrel is well marked in two lines with the usual “Old Model” markings: PATENTED DEC. 17 1861 / MANUFACTURED BY REMINGTONS’ ILION, N.Y. These early Remington’s are often missing for even advanced Civil War pistol collections, and this would be a nice example to add to your collection or display. $2900.00

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F165. SAVAGE NAVAL REVOLVER – MARTIALLY MARKED: The Savage-North revolver, a product of the Savage Revolving Firearms Company, was patented by Henry S. North and Edward Savage of Middletown, Connecticut. The Savage Revolving Firearms Company, established in 1860, was the successors to North & Savage and E. Savage. Their original 1861 contract with the government was for 5, 500 arms at a cost of $20.00 each. However, in the first two years of the war, the government purchased 11,284 of these revolvers at an average cost of $19.00. Over 10,000 went to the Army with most being delivered by June of 1862. The Navy had one formal contract during the Civil War calling for Savage to deliver 800 revolvers at $20.00 each. These standard war time models were ordered on May 7, 1861.  300 were delivered in May, 200 in June, 100 in July and the last 100 in September. These 800 were in addition to 300 delivered to the Navy in 1860. Navy issues can be found with anchor stampings and Naval inspector markings. The Savage-North revolver is a direct descendant of the Savage & North Figure 8 Model Revolver and the Alsop revolver sharing many similarities with both arms. Alsop was also located in Middletown, CT. and three members of the Alsop family served on the Savage Revolving Firearms Company board of directors. Therefore, the relationship between the two companies and the two weapons was more than coincidental.

This Savage Navy Revolver is one of the best I have seen in a while, and came out of a private collection where it has been for the past 60 years.  It is 100% original and retains much of the original finish.  It is martially marked on the top of the barrel with a Navy Anchor, and the cylinder is inspected P over J.R.G. The action in tight and indexes correctly, and the cylinder retains all original nipples, which are in amazing condition. It has a great bore, and look at the tall front site. The grips are original and fit perfectly. This gun has one of the lowest serial numbers I have seen in a while, 1518.  This is an amazing find and one that will enhance any collection.  $4900.00

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F164. COLT 1851 NAVY REVOLVER – 1853: This Colt 1851 Navy Revolver is an amazing find considering it is has an early production date. It has all matching serial number 28009 to include the wedge, which places it in middle production range for 1853. It shows wear, and the cylinder scene is all but gone; however, you can still see the serial number. Also, there is good rifling; the action is tight; it indexes properly, and it retains all original nipples. It has untouched brown patina and has been properly cared for while in a private collection for the past 60 years. It is fresh to the market. I do believe one screw has been replaced. This gun no doubt saw action in the Civil War!  $2575.00

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F166. COLT 1861 NAVY REVOLVER: This is a Colt Model 1861 Navy Revolver, which was introduced at the beginning of the Civil War in 1861 and remained in production up until 1873. This one is serial number 19037, which places it early in 1864. All numbers match to include the wedge. The gun has an even gray-brown patina; all parts are original; the cylinder retains much of the original scene, and the grips are original.  This also came from a private collection, which just has been opened for sale and contain many nice high-grade weapons. $2400.00

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