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.
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LeMat First Model Confederate Revolver101 - LeMat First Model Confederate Revolver
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LeMat 1st model Grape Shot Revolver. 7 " barrel, 42 cal & 16 gauge. Serial No. 188
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 10,000.00 - 15,000.00
Sold to floor for (17,500.00 + 2,625.00) x 1 = 20,125.00
 
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LeMat 2nd Model Revolver102 - LeMat 2nd Model Revolver
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1856 patent Le Mat Grape Shot Revolver, manufactured in Paris, 42 cal & 16 gauge 6.75" octagon barrel. Serial no. 1246
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 8,000.00 - 12,000.00
Sold to floor for (11,500.00 + 1,725.00) x 1 = 13,225.00
 
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Rare Leech & Rigdon Confederate Civil War Revolver103 - Rare Leech & Rigdon Confederate Civil War Revolver
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Leech & Rigdon CSA .36 cal. Approximately 7.5" barrel. "CSA" stamped on barrel, "SC" stamped in grip butt. Serial no. ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 10,000.00 - 15,000.00
Sold to fabbidder for (16,000.00 + 2,400.00) x 1 = 18,400.00
 
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Rare Leech & Rigdon Confederate Civil War Revolver104 - Rare Leech & Rigdon Confederate Civil War Revolver
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.36 caliber revolver. Serial no. 1069 Confederate Navy type revolver manufactured in Greensboro Georgia by Leech & Rigdon. Approx. 1500 revol...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 10,000.00 - 15,000.00
Sold to floor for (13,000.00 + 1,950.00) x 1 = 14,950.00
 
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Boyle & Gamble Confederate Officer's Sword105 - Boyle & Gamble Confederate Officer's Sword
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Boyle & Gamble, Richmond, VA. Floral and vine pattern on both sides of blade. One side features the rising sun image by the hilt and a portrai...
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 10,000.00
Sold to mauler for (8,000.00 + 1,200.00) x 1 = 9,200.00
 
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Rare Confederate Morse Brass Carbine106 - Rare Confederate Morse Brass Carbine
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.50 cal carbine invented by George W. Morse. Manufactured by State Works Greenville, S.C. with machinery captured at Harpers Ferry Armory. Approximat
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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 Billups & Hassell Texas Confederate Rifle107 - Rare Billups & Hassell Texas Confederate Rifle
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BILLUPS & HASSELL rifle, barrel stamped "HAS 413", hammer plate stamped "4678". Manufactured in Mound Prairie, Anderson Co.,...
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 10,000.00
Sold to mauler for (9,000.00 + 1,350.00) x 1 = 10,350.00
 
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Rare Confederate J&F Garrett Brass Frame Pistol108 - Rare Confederate J&F Garrett Brass Frame Pistol
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An estimated 500 pistol were made by J&F Garrett in Greensboro North Carolina in 1861-1862. Brass frame muzzle loader percussion pistol simi...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
Sold to floor for (4,000.00 + 600.00) x 1 = 4,600.00
 
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W.S. McElwaine 1862 Confederate Civil War Musket109 - W.S. McElwaine 1862 Confederate Civil War Musket
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Approximately 39" barrel. made by W.S. McElwaine in Holly Springs, Mississippi. 58 cal Confederate Enfield type musket.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
Sold to floor for (3,250.00 + 487.50) x 1 = 3,737.50
 
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Confederate LeFaucheux Pin-fire Revolver110 - Confederate LeFaucheux Pin-fire Revolver
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LeFaucheux 11 mm pin fire, Lt. Murdaugh Confederate "M" inspector mark
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to floor for (900.00 + 135.00) x 1 = 1,035.00
 
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Massachusetts Arms Percussion Civil War Revolver111 - Massachusetts Arms Percussion Civil War Revolver
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Mass. Arms percussion revolver. Approximately 6" barrel, engraved.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to floor for (1,250.00 + 187.50) x 1 = 1,437.50
 
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Massachusetts Arms Adams & Kerr .36 Navy Revolver112 - Massachusetts Arms Adams & Kerr .36 Navy Revolver
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Sreial no. 398. Approx. 600 of these were purchased by the US governemnt prior to the Civil War. 6" octagon barrel.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to jager1854 for (1,500.00 + 225.00) x 1 = 1,725.00
 
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Adams & Tranter Revolver Hyde Goodrich New Orleans113 - Adams & Tranter Revolver Hyde Goodrich New Orleans
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Double action .50 caliber percussion revolver. 8" octagon barrel. Stamped "Tranter's Patented Improvements Made for Hyde & Goodric...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 5,000.00
Sold to floor for (2,500.00 + 375.00) x 1 = 2,875.00
 
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Starr Navy .36 Double Action Civil War Revolver114 - Starr Navy .36 Double Action Civil War Revolver
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Serial no. 2172. Double action .36 caliber revolver
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to floor for (1,000.00 + 150.00) x 1 = 1,150.00
 
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Colt London Model 1849 .31 Pocket Revolver115 - Colt London Model 1849 .31 Pocket Revolver
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Colt 1849 Pocket Model .31 cal. London 6" barrel. Serial no. 10257
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,800.00
Sold to floor for (800.00 + 120.00) x 1 = 920.00
 
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Manhattan .36 Navy Revolver Serial No. 12116 - Manhattan .36 Navy Revolver Serial No. 12
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Acquired by Mr. Rourke from Henry Groner in 1960.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to floor for (1,000.00 + 150.00) x 1 = 1,150.00
 
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Manhattan .36 Navy Revolver Low Serial No.117 - Manhattan .36 Navy Revolver Low Serial No.
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Serial no. 259. Series I. 6" octagon barrel
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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London Pistol Co. Manhattan Navy Pocket Model118 - London Pistol Co. Manhattan Navy Pocket Model
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London Pistol Co. pocket model Series II. 5" barrel .31 cal. Serial no. 1608
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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Engraved Manhattan 1st Series Pocket Model119 - Engraved Manhattan 1st Series Pocket Model
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Manhattan pocket model 1st Series .31 cal. 4" octagon barrel. Serial no. 432
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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Austrian Navy KKP Colt Model 1849 Revolver120 - Austrian Navy KKP Colt Model 1849 Revolver
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A rare licensed copy of Colt Dragoon, serial no, 858, was manufactured at Kaiserlich und Königlich Priviligierte Maschinenfabrik in Innsbruck, ...
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 Revolver121 - Allen & Wheelock Lip-Fire Civil War Revolver
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7.5" barrel, .45 cal.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to floor for (900.00 + 135.00) x 1 = 1,035.00
 
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Colt 1860 Army .44 Fluted Cylinder Revolver122 - Colt 1860 Army .44 Fluted Cylinder Revolver
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Serial no. 4704 Approximately 8" barrel
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to rbaileysch.. for (3,500.00 + 525.00) x 1 = 4,025.00
 
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Colt 1860 Army .44 Fluted Cylinder Revolver123 - Colt 1860 Army .44 Fluted Cylinder Revolver
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Serial no. 3999
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to KITDRAW for (4,000.00 + 600.00) x 1 = 4,600.00
 
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Burnside Model 1864 Carbine124 - Burnside Model 1864 Carbine
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Burnside 4th model carbine rifle. 21" barrel, initials carved in stock. Serial no. 18534
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to floor for (1,250.00 + 187.50) x 1 = 1,437.50
 
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J.H. Merrill Percussion Saddle Ring Carbine125 - J.H. Merrill Percussion Saddle Ring Carbine
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20" barrel, .54 cal. Serial no. 4844
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (800.00 + 120.00) x 1 = 920.00
 
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U.S. Johnson Model 1842 Percussion Pistol126 - U.S. Johnson Model 1842 Percussion Pistol
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Dated 1855
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (700.00 + 105.00) x 1 = 805.00
 
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Rogers & Spencer .44 Army Model Civil War Revolver127 - Rogers & Spencer .44 Army Model Civil War Revolver
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Rogers & Spencer Army .44 Cal. Approximately 7.5" octagon barrel Serial no. 4903. The US government ordered 5000 of the revolvers that w...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
Sold to floor for (1,500.00 + 225.00) x 1 = 1,725.00
 
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Raymond & Robitaille Pettengill .44 Army Revolver128 - Raymond & Robitaille Pettengill .44 Army Revolver
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Serial no. 2614 Approximately 7.5" barrel. 2000 of these were delivered to the US government early in the Civil War 1861-1863.
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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Kittredge Marked Frank Wesson Civil War Carbine129 - Kittredge Marked Frank Wesson Civil War Carbine
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Rare “B. KITTREDGE & CO./CINCINNATI O.” Marked Frank Wesson First Model Two-Trigger Military Carbine, made circa 1862 in Worcester, Massachusett...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to crowconcrete for (1,250.00 + 187.50) x 1 = 1,437.50
 
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Engraved Bacon Arms Co. Navy Spur Trigger Revolver130 - Engraved Bacon Arms Co. Navy Spur Trigger Revolver
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.38 rimfire revolver. Approximately 900 revolvers were produced in Norwich Connecticut prior to the Civil War. Considered secondary martial pistols
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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Engraved Moore's Patent Firearms Co. Belt Revolver131 - Engraved Moore's Patent Firearms Co. Belt Revolver
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.32 rimfire.7 shot Non working condition. Serial no. 759
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (400.00 + 60.00) x 1 = 460.00
 
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Engraved Moore's Patent Firearms Co. Belt Revolver132 - Engraved Moore's Patent Firearms Co. Belt Revolver
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RImfire, 7-shot 6" barrel .32 cal. Serial no. 4314
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (450.00 + 67.50) x 1 = 517.50
 
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Engraved Moore's Patent Firearms Co. Belt Revolver133 - Engraved Moore's Patent Firearms Co. Belt Revolver
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4" barrel, engraved brass "Columbus, Ohio" .32RF cal. Serial no. 483
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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Engraved Moore's Patent Firearms Co. Belt Revolver134 - Engraved Moore's Patent Firearms Co. Belt Revolver
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4" barrel, brass engraved, "1950" on grip butts. .32RF cal. Serial no. 279
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to floor for (400.00 + 60.00) x 1 = 460.00
 
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Allen & Wheelock Side Hammer Revolver135 - Allen & Wheelock Side Hammer Revolver
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Allen & Wheelock Side Hammer Revolver
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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Cooper Pocket Model Double Action Revolver136 - Cooper Pocket Model Double Action Revolver
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4" octagon barrel. .31 cal Serial no. 3692
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to floor for (400.00 + 60.00) x 1 = 460.00
 
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E.A. Prescott 1860 Navy Revolver Serial No. 56137 - E.A. Prescott 1860 Navy Revolver Serial No. 56
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7" octagon barrel, .38 rimfire. Serial no. 56
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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E.A. Prescott 1860 .32 Rimfire Revolver138 - E.A. Prescott 1860 .32 Rimfire Revolver
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5" octagon barrel. .32 rimfire.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to floor for (500.00 + 75.00) x 1 = 575.00
 
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E.A. Prescott .32 Rimfire Revolver139 - E.A. Prescott .32 Rimfire Revolver
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Approximately 4" octagon barrel. .32 rimfire.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to floor for (450.00 + 67.50) x 1 = 517.50
 
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W. Irving Brass Frame Percussion Revolver140 - W. Irving Brass Frame Percussion Revolver
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4.5" barrel, .31 cal. William Irving was a New York based firearms agent, not the manufacturer. Serial no. 1207.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to floor for (600.00 + 90.00) x 1 = 690.00
 
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Flintlock Kentucky Rifle141 - Flintlock Kentucky Rifle
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"Voyd Hopson" engraved on 42" octagon barrel. Tiger maple stock, double set triggers, indian chief brass decorations.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (2,500.00 + 375.00) x 1 = 2,875.00
 
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Mathias Maupin Kentucky Rifle142 - Mathias Maupin Kentucky Rifle
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Manufactured Dundee, Missouri. 41.5" octagon barrel, "*M*M*" stamped on top. 57.5" overall length. Double set triggers, 44 cal...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to floor for (400.00 + 60.00) x 1 = 460.00
 
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Kentucky Rifle143 - Kentucky Rifle
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Initials engraved on 39" octagon barrel. Double set triggers. Converted to percussion from flintlock.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to Lane.Robin.. for (500.00 + 75.00) x 1 = 575.00
 
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Kentucky Rifle144 - Kentucky Rifle
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"D.M." engraved on the 41" octagon barrel. Double set triggers, full length stock, .31 cal.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to floor for (300.00 + 45.00) x 1 = 345.00
 
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Leman Lancaster Pennsylvania Percussion Rifle145 - Leman Lancaster Pennsylvania Percussion Rifle
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Leman, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 50 cal, double set trigger, approximately 39" octagon barrel.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to floor for (600.00 + 90.00) x 1 = 690.00
 
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Tyler Rifle Works Half Stock Percussion Rifle146 - Tyler Rifle Works Half Stock Percussion Rifle
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Tyler's Rifle Works, Vienna, Trumbull County, Ohio. 30" octagon barrel.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to floor for (350.00 + 52.50) x 1 = 402.50
 
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WMH Half Stock Percussion Rifle147 - WMH Half Stock Percussion Rifle
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"W.M.H." initials stamped on 43.5" octagon barrel
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to floor for (200.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 230.00
 
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Tower 1842 Musket148 - Tower 1842 Musket
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Approximately 39" barrel. Dated 1846 in stock. 75 cal.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (400.00 + 60.00) x 1 = 460.00
 
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Harpers Ferry Model 1842 Percussion Musket149 - Harpers Ferry Model 1842 Percussion Musket
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42" barrel.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (500.00 + 75.00) x 1 = 575.00
 
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U.S. Stamped Harpers Ferry Model 1842 Rifle150 - U.S. Stamped Harpers Ferry Model 1842 Rifle
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Approximately 33" barrel.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to KITDRAW for (1,700.00 + 255.00) x 1 = 1,955.00
 
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