GENE ROURKE ESTATE AUCTION

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Burley Auction is proud to present the Gene R. Rourke Estate collection featuring over 700 antique firearms. Many have not seen the light of day in 50 years. Most were wrapped in Vietnam War era newspapers. Rourke was a lifetime member of the Texas Gun Collectors Association, winning best in show/most outstanding firearm in 1966. Auction features Rare Confederate Civil War revolvers, Le Mats, Griswolds, Leech & Rigdon, and many other rare Civil War firearms, Confederate swords, cased Colt pistols, engraved Colts, early Henry Rifle, the largest collection of Merwin & Hulbert revolvers we've ever seen, collection of Starr revolvers & many, many others, plus 30 Swedish Mausers, early Colt sporters & 30 Russian SKSs new in box, WWII German Lugers & Japanese Arisaka rifles, gold coins, estate jewelry, oil paintings, western art, early Texas poker table, & so much more. Please make plans to join us. 15%BP TX#15184. 830-629-9280 BurleyAuction.com

PREVIEW: Friday, April 12th Noon- 6PM & Saturday, April 13th 8AM-10AM Auction start.
All items sold as is where is. See photos for condition, email info@burleyauction.com or call 830-629-9280 (Prior to sale day) if you have specific condition questions.

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Merwin Hulbert Belt Model D.A. .44-4051 - Merwin Hulbert Belt Model D.A. .44-40
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Belt Model double action .44-40 cal. bird head grips, 7" barrel. Serial no. 9082
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to floor for (1,200.00 + 180.00) x 1 = 1,380.00
 
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Factory Engraved Merwin Hulbert .44-40 Ivory Grips52 - Factory Engraved Merwin Hulbert .44-40 Ivory Grips
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Fully engraved nickel plate with ivory grips
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to floor for (1,750.00 + 262.50) x 1 = 2,012.50
 
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Merwin & Hulbert Russian Model Pocket Army .4453 - Merwin & Hulbert Russian Model Pocket Army .44
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Serial no. 10052
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to floor for (700.00 + 105.00) x 1 = 805.00
 
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Merwin & Hulbert .44 Army Revolver54 - Merwin & Hulbert .44 Army Revolver
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Serial no. 366
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,500.00
Sold to floor for (1,250.00 + 187.50) x 1 = 1,437.50
 
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Merwin Hulbert & Co .44 Revolver with Pearl Grips55 - Merwin Hulbert & Co .44 Revolver with Pearl Grips
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Approximately 7" barrel, pearl grips. Serial no. 4399
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to floor for (1,300.00 + 195.00) x 1 = 1,495.00
 
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Engraved Merwin Hulbert Spur Trigger .38 Revolver56 - Engraved Merwin Hulbert Spur Trigger .38 Revolver
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Spur trigger, nickel, engraved, ivory bird head grips, 5.5" barrel. .38 cal. Serial no. 3621
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to floor for (1,400.00 + 210.00) x 1 = 1,610.00
 
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Engraved Merwin Hulbert Spur Trigger .38 Revolver57 - Engraved Merwin Hulbert Spur Trigger .38 Revolver
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Spur trigger, square butt. Nickel engraved, 3.75" barrel, pearl grips, .38 cal. Serial no. 3907
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to floor for (1,400.00 + 210.00) x 1 = 1,610.00
 
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Engraved Merwin Hulbert Spur Trigger Revolver58 - Engraved Merwin Hulbert Spur Trigger Revolver
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Spur trigger, nickel engraved, pearl bird head grips, 5.5" barrel. .38 cal. Serial no. 6475
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to floor for (900.00 + 135.00) x 1 = 1,035.00
 
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Merwin Hulbert & Co. Spur Trigger Revolver59 - Merwin Hulbert & Co. Spur Trigger Revolver
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Spur trigger, square butt .38 cal, 3.75" barrel. No loading gate.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (500.00 + 75.00) x 1 = 575.00
 
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Hopkins & Allen XL Navy .38 Rimfire Revolver60 - Hopkins & Allen XL Navy .38 Rimfire Revolver
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38-100 caliber rimfire, 6" barrel. Serial no. 556
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to floor for (1,200.00 + 180.00) x 1 = 1,380.00
 
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Engraved Merwin Hulbert Spur Trigger Revolver61 - Engraved Merwin Hulbert Spur Trigger Revolver
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Spur trigger, square butt .38 cal, nickel engraved, pearl grips.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to floor for (1,200.00 + 180.00) x 1 = 1,380.00
 
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Merwin Hulbert D.A. .38 Revolver62 - Merwin Hulbert D.A. .38 Revolver
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Double action .38 cal, 5.5" barrel, pearl grips.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to floor for (900.00 + 135.00) x 1 = 1,035.00
 
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Engraved Merwin Hulbert Spur Trigger Revolver63 - Engraved Merwin Hulbert Spur Trigger Revolver
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Spur trigger, nickel engraved, 5.5" barrel, pearl grips, .38 cal.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to floor for (900.00 + 135.00) x 1 = 1,035.00
 
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Merwin & Hulbert .44 Army Revolver Ivory Grips64 - Merwin & Hulbert .44 Army Revolver Ivory Grips
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Serial 2014
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (800.00 + 120.00) x 1 = 920.00
 
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Merwin Hulbert  Army Closed Top .44-40 Revolver65 - Merwin Hulbert Army Closed Top .44-40 Revolver
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5.5" ribbed barrel, worn nickel plate finish, checkered grips. 44-40 cal. Serial no. 23162
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to floor for (800.00 + 120.00) x 1 = 920.00
 
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Merwin & Hulbert Russian Model .44 Revolver66 - Merwin & Hulbert Russian Model .44 Revolver
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Ivory grips, serial no. 9484
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to floor for (900.00 + 135.00) x 1 = 1,035.00
 
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Merwin Hulbert .44 Army Revolver67 - Merwin Hulbert .44 Army Revolver
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5" barrel, damaged ivory grips. Serial no. 23438
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to floor for (700.00 + 105.00) x 1 = 805.00
 
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Merwin & Hulbert .44-40 Revolver68 - Merwin & Hulbert .44-40 Revolver
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Damaged ivory grips. Serial no. 15838
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to floor for (800.00 + 120.00) x 1 = 920.00
 
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Merwin Hulbert Open Top .44 Army Copy Ivory Grips69 - Merwin Hulbert Open Top .44 Army Copy Ivory Grips
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Belgian made copy, nickel Plate, ivory grips, 7" barrel. 44 cal.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to floor for (1,000.00 + 150.00) x 1 = 1,150.00
 
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Merwin Hulbert .44 Ivory Grips Serial No. 37070 - Merwin Hulbert .44 Ivory Grips Serial No. 370
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Single action, 7" barrel, ivory grips. .44 cal. Serial no. 370
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to floor for (1,100.00 + 165.00) x 1 = 1,265.00
 
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Engraved Colt Model 1873 Single Action .44-4071 - Engraved Colt Model 1873 Single Action .44-40
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Colt 1873 Single Action, etched panel, ivory grips, 7.5" barrel, period New York engraving.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 6,000.00 - 9,000.00
Sold to floor for (6,000.00 + 900.00) x 1 = 6,900.00
 
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Colt Model 1873 SAA .4572 - Colt Model 1873 SAA .45
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Colt 1873 Single Action Army with factory letter. .45 cal, 7.5" barrel, shipped 1876.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
Sold to floor for (3,500.00 + 525.00) x 1 = 4,025.00
 
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Colt Model 1873 Single Action .44-4073 - Colt Model 1873 Single Action .44-40
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Colt 1873 Single Action 44-40 cal, 7.5" barrel, circa 1881.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,500.00
Sold to floor for (2,250.00 + 337.50) x 1 = 2,587.50
 
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Colt 1873 Single Action .32-20 Fully Engraved74 - Colt 1873 Single Action .32-20 Fully Engraved
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* Colt 1873 Single Action 32-20 cal, 5" barrel, fully engraved, circa 1907.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
Sold to floor for (3,000.00 + 450.00) x 1 = 3,450.00
 
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Colt 1911 Fully Engraved Texas Ranger Emblem75 - Colt 1911 Fully Engraved Texas Ranger Emblem
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* Colt 1911 Series 70 .45 acp. Fully engraved, with Texas Ranger emblem seal on slide. Bone grips.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
Sold to mauler for (4,250.00 + 637.50) x 1 = 4,887.50
 
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Engraved Smith & Wesson Hand Ejector .32-2076 - Engraved Smith & Wesson Hand Ejector .32-20
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* Engraved Smith & Wesson Model 1905 Hand Ejector. .32-20 cal, pearl grips
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to maybell for (1,500.00 + 225.00) x 1 = 1,725.00
 
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Remington 1875 Factory Engraved Ivory Grips77 - Remington 1875 Factory Engraved Ivory Grips
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.45 cal, factory engraved with ivory grips, 7.5" barrel.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 5,000.00 - 7,500.00
Sold to floor for (4,000.00 + 600.00) x 1 = 4,600.00
 
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Cased Pistol New Orleans Dagger & Knuckles Set78 - Cased Pistol New Orleans Dagger & Knuckles Set
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Cased set with Southerner .41 cal derringer, steel knuckles, and Cook Brothers New Orleans, ivory handle dagger.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,500.00
Sold to floor for (2,000.00 + 300.00) x 1 = 2,300.00
 
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Cased Ivory Pistol and Daggers Set79 - Cased Ivory Pistol and Daggers Set
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Cased set with Hopkins & Allen .32 cal pistol, Rodgers Sheffield ivory handle dagger, Rodgers Sheffield ivory handle push dagger.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,500.00
Sold to floor for (2,500.00 + 375.00) x 1 = 2,875.00
 
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Cased Mappin & Webb Sheffield Bowie Knife80 - Cased Mappin & Webb Sheffield Bowie Knife
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Cased Mappin & Webb Sheffield clip point, stag handled Bowie knife. Blade measures 10.5". 15.75" overall
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (1,500.00 + 225.00) x 1 = 1,725.00
 
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Colt Model 1860 Army .44 Revolver81 - Colt Model 1860 Army .44 Revolver
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Serial no. 93801 .44 cal, 8" barrel Butt is notched for carbine stock attachment.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (900.00 + 135.00) x 1 = 1,035.00
 
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B.F. Joslyn 44 Army Civil War Revolver82 - B.F. Joslyn 44 Army Civil War Revolver
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One of the most rare revolver issued during the Civil War, mfd. in 1861-1862 8" octagon barrel. Serial no. 1976
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
Sold to floor for (2,000.00 + 300.00) x 1 = 2,300.00
 
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Massachusetts Wesson & Leavitt's Patent Revolver83 - Massachusetts Wesson & Leavitt's Patent Revolver
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7" barrel
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
Sold to floor for (2,750.00 + 412.50) x 1 = 3,162.50
 
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Butterfield Army Model Percussion Revolver84 - Butterfield Army Model Percussion Revolver
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one of 640 produced. .40 cal brass frame percussion revolver, with internally stored capper. Approximately 7" octagon barrel. Serial no. 396.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to floor for (2,500.00 + 375.00) x 1 = 2,875.00
 
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Springfield Warner's Patent Percussion Revolver85 - Springfield Warner's Patent Percussion Revolver
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double trigger, engraved cylinder scene, 6" barrel.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
Sold to floor for (1,500.00 + 225.00) x 1 = 1,725.00
 
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Allen & Wheelock Lip Fire Civil War Revolver86 - Allen & Wheelock Lip Fire Civil War Revolver
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7.5" barrel, .45 caliber lip-fire revolver.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to floor for (1,200.00 + 180.00) x 1 = 1,380.00
 
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Allen & Wheelock Lip-fire Civil War Revolver87 - Allen & Wheelock Lip-fire Civil War Revolver
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.45 Lip-fire revolver
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to floor for (1,100.00 + 165.00) x 1 = 1,265.00
 
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Allen & Wheelock .44 Army Civil War Revolver88 - Allen & Wheelock .44 Army Civil War Revolver
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.44 caliber.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to floor for (1,700.00 + 255.00) x 1 = 1,955.00
 
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Allen & Wheelock Navy Civil War Revolver89 - Allen & Wheelock Navy Civil War Revolver
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.36 caliber
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to floor for (900.00 + 135.00) x 1 = 1,035.00
 
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Allen & Wheelock .28 Side Hammer Revolver90 - Allen & Wheelock .28 Side Hammer Revolver
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Allen & Wheelock side hammer. 3.75" barrel, engraved cylinder scene.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to floor for (600.00 + 90.00) x 1 = 690.00
 
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Allen & Wheelock .36 Side Hammer Revolver91 - Allen & Wheelock .36 Side Hammer Revolver
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8" octagon barrel, engraved cylinder scene. .36 cal.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to floor for (900.00 + 135.00) x 1 = 1,035.00
 
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Allen & Wheelock Side Hammer Revolver92 - Allen & Wheelock Side Hammer Revolver
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Side hammer .31 caliber percussion revolver.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (800.00 + 120.00) x 1 = 920.00
 
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Allen & Wheelock Side Hammer Presentation Pistol93 - Allen & Wheelock Side Hammer Presentation Pistol
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Allen & Wheelock .31 caliber side hammer percussion revolver. Approximately 4" barrel, engraved cylinder scene, ivory grips signed &quo...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (600.00 + 90.00) x 1 = 690.00
 
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Scarce Freeman Army .44 Civil War Revolver94 - Scarce Freeman Army .44 Civil War Revolver
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Scarce firearm, less than 2000 total production in 1863-1864. Appeared in Gun Report May 1970, and May 1961. 7.5" barrel. Serial no. 953
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
Sold to floor for (1,750.00 + 262.50) x 1 = 2,012.50
 
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Scarce Freeman Army .44 Civil War Revolver95 - Scarce Freeman Army .44 Civil War Revolver
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marked "Hoard's Armory Watertown New York" . .44 cal. 7.5" barrel. Scarce firearm, less than 2000 total production in 1863-1864
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,500.00
Sold to floor for (1,100.00 + 165.00) x 1 = 1,265.00
 
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Rare Spiller & Burr Confederate Civil War Revolver96 - Rare Spiller & Burr Confederate Civil War Revolver
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Serial no. 75 Rare firearm with less than 1500 produced in Georgia for the Confederacy. .36 caliber Navy. Acquired by Rourke in 1976.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 5,000.00 - 10,000.00
Sold to floor for (19,000.00 + 2,850.00) x 1 = 21,850.00
 
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Rare Spiller & Burr Confederate Navy Revolver97 - Rare Spiller & Burr Confederate Navy Revolver
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Serial no. 77 .36 caliber percussion revolver. Approximately 7" octagon barrel. Marked "CS" on brass frame. Acquired by Rourke in...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 10,000.00 - 15,000.00
Sold to floor for (11,000.00 + 1,650.00) x 1 = 12,650.00
 
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Rare Griswold Confederate Civil War Revolver98 - Rare Griswold Confederate Civil War Revolver
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Serial no. 1046
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 5,000.00 - 10,000.00
Sold to floor for (13,000.00 + 1,950.00) x 1 = 14,950.00
 
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Rare Griswold Confederate Civil War Revolver99 - Rare Griswold Confederate Civil War Revolver
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Serial no. 2898
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 5,000.00 - 10,000.00
Sold to floor for (15,000.00 + 2,250.00) x 1 = 17,250.00
 
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Henry Model 1860 Rifle100 - Henry Model 1860 Rifle
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Serial no. 819
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 10,000.00 - 20,000.00
Sold to mauler for (17,500.00 + 2,625.00) x 1 = 20,125.00
 
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