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.

Winning bidders will receive an invoice on or before the TUESDAY following the auction.
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Tower 1862 Rifle151 - Tower 1862 Rifle
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33" part octagon barrel, previously repaired. Double set triggers.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (300.00 + 45.00) x 1 = 345.00
 
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Barnett London Tower Rifle152 - Barnett London Tower Rifle
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39" barrel
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (1,200.00 + 180.00) x 1 = 1,380.00
 
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Harper's Ferry Model 1803 Dated 1818153 - Harper's Ferry Model 1803 Dated 1818
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Period converted to percussion from flintlock.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to KITDRAW for (900.00 + 135.00) x 1 = 1,035.00
 
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Brown Bess Style Flintlock Blunderbuss154 - Brown Bess Style Flintlock Blunderbuss
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Brown Bess style Blunderbuss. 18.5" barrel.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to mauler for (2,300.00 + 345.00) x 1 = 2,645.00
 
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Colt 3rd Model Dragoon155 - Colt 3rd Model Dragoon
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Colt 44 model 1848 3rd model US Dragoon. US Martial inspectors marks in stocks. Left side"WAT" William Anderson Tidornton (1840-61). Mead ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
Sold to floor for (4,500.00 + 675.00) x 1 = 5,175.00
 
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Colt Model 1851 Navy USN Marked156 - Colt Model 1851 Navy USN Marked
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Colt 1851 Navy. 7.5" barrel, engraved cylinder scene. Butt is stamped "USN" while grip is signed "C.M.P." .36 cal.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (2,250.00 + 337.50) x 1 = 2,587.50
 
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Colt Model 1851 Navy Iron Frame157 - Colt Model 1851 Navy Iron Frame
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Colt Model 1851 Navy, .36 cal
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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Plant's Revolver158 - Plant's Revolver
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Manufactured by Merwin & Bray. Iron frame, 5" octagon barrel, .42 cal. Serial no. 6546
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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Allen & Wheelock Drop Breech Single Shot Rifle159 - Allen & Wheelock Drop Breech Single Shot Rifle
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26" octagon barrel. Serial no. 1357
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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Colt Single Action Revolver160 - Colt Single Action Revolver
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Manufactured 1892. 4.75" barrel, nickel plate, checkered grips, .41 cal. Serial no. 147704
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,500.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to floor for (1,750.00 + 262.50) x 1 = 2,012.50
 
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New Orleans Shipped Webley Revolver161 - New Orleans Shipped Webley Revolver
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* H Folsom New Orleans marked .36 cal Webley English revolver.
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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Bacon Arms Co. 38RF Revolver Serial No. 18162 - Bacon Arms Co. 38RF Revolver Serial No. 18
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Bacon Arms Co. 38RF Revolver Serial No. 18
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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Pair of Bacon Arms Co. Pistols Both Serial No. 139163 - Pair of Bacon Arms Co. Pistols Both Serial No. 139
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Engraved Bacon .38 rimfire Hopkins patent Navy & Bacon .32 rimfire single shot pocket pistol. Both have matching serial no. 139
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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E.A . Prescott Spur Trigger Revolver164 - E.A . Prescott Spur Trigger Revolver
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4" octagon barrel, nickel plate. .32 caliber. Serial no. 468
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (300.00 + 45.00) x 1 = 345.00
 
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Colt Model 1851 Navy165 - Colt Model 1851 Navy
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Small trigger guard, .36 cal. Serial no. 151386
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to rugercc for (1,100.00 + 165.00) x 1 = 1,265.00
 
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Colt Model 1848 3rd Model Dragoon166 - Colt Model 1848 3rd Model Dragoon
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Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
Sold to floor for (4,000.00 + 600.00) x 1 = 4,600.00
 
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Colt Paterson No. 2 Belt Model Revolver167 - Colt Paterson No. 2 Belt Model Revolver
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Serial no. 402 of 850 produced by Colt.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 25,000.00 - 35,000.00
Sold to floor for (25,000.00 + 3,750.00) x 1 = 28,750.00
 
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Merwin Hulbert .44 Russian Anit & Char Copy168 - Merwin Hulbert .44 Russian Anit & Char Copy
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ANIT & CHAR Spanish period copy of a Merwin Hulbert revolver, .44cal. Approximately 7" barrel, nickel plate, pearl grips.
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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Engraved Merwin Hulbert 44 Army Anit & Char Copy169 - Engraved Merwin Hulbert 44 Army Anit & Char Copy
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Period copy of a Merwin Hulbert by Anit & Char of Spain. .44 Army model. Pearl grips. engraved.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (1,600.00 + 240.00) x 1 = 1,840.00
 
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Merwin Hulbert 44 Army Anit & Char Spanish Copy170 - Merwin Hulbert 44 Army Anit & Char Spanish Copy
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ivory grips.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (700.00 + 105.00) x 1 = 805.00
 
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Pair of Colt Model 1908 Hammerless Austin Texas171 - Pair of Colt Model 1908 Hammerless Austin Texas
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Pair of Colt Model 1908 .25 cal with factory letter. Sent to Walter TIps, Austin TX. These are 2 of 3 in shipment to Huntsville prison, and the onl
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to floor for (2,500.00 + 375.00) x 1 = 2,875.00
 
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King Ranch M1911 A1 US Government172 - King Ranch M1911 A1 US Government
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* Remington Rand Nickel plated, WWII manufactured in 1944. Three owners have been King Ranch employees John Roberts, Chet Downs, Leonard Stiles. Wi
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to floor for (2,000.00 + 300.00) x 1 = 2,300.00
 
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FBI Presentation Smith & Wesson .38 Revolver173 - FBI Presentation Smith & Wesson .38 Revolver
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* Presented to Jim Hinton upon graduation from FBI . Hinton had formerly served as Chief of Police in Clute and Lake Jackson, Texas, as well as Bra
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (1,500.00 + 225.00) x 1 = 1,725.00
 
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Cased Springfield 1911 Fully Engraved174 - Cased Springfield 1911 Fully Engraved
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* Cased Springfield 1911 .45 cal, fully engraved. Extended barrel, engraved with bear standing, and floral scripts. Standard barrel engraved with
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,500.00
Sold to floor for (3,500.00 + 525.00) x 1 = 4,025.00
 
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Colt Model 1903 S D Myres Sweetwater Texas Holster175 - Colt Model 1903 S D Myres Sweetwater Texas Holster
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* .32 Serial no. 460083
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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Rare Cased FIALA  Arms Model 1920176 - Rare Cased FIALA Arms Model 1920
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* FIALA Arms Model 1920 New Haven Conn. Very similar to the Colt Woodsman, its marketing was attributed to famed Polar explorer Anthony Fiala, who als
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to floor for (2,200.00 + 330.00) x 1 = 2,530.00
 
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Cased Savage Takedown Model 1899177 - Cased Savage Takedown Model 1899
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* Savage Model 1899 Takedown, with .300 cal rifle barrel and extra .410 barrel. In factory Savage case, with factory model literature.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
Sold to floor for (2,700.00 + 405.00) x 1 = 3,105.00
 
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Cased Winchester 1894 30-30178 - Cased Winchester 1894 30-30
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* Winchester Model 1894 Take-down 30-30 in wood case, with box ammo. Manufactured 1912. 26" barrel.
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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Colt Model 1873 Single Action Army .45179 - Colt Model 1873 Single Action Army .45
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* Manufactured 1916. Serial no. 334563
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to floor for (1,550.00 + 232.50) x 1 = 1,782.50
 
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Colt Model 1851 Navy in Open Top Holster180 - Colt Model 1851 Navy in Open Top Holster
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.36 cal, 7.5" octagon barrel, with tooled open top California holster. Serial no. 17316
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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Civil War Union Foot Officer Sword181 - Civil War Union Foot Officer Sword
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"US" cast in guard.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (750.00 + 112.50) x 1 = 862.50
 
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Emerson & Silver US Cavalry Sword 1865182 - Emerson & Silver US Cavalry Sword 1865
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Emerson & Silver, U.S. Cavalry saber, dated 1865.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (800.00 + 120.00) x 1 = 920.00
 
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Confederate States Armory Richmond Rifle Musket183 - Confederate States Armory Richmond Rifle Musket
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Stamped with "C.S." Dated 1863. Approximately 33" barrel, appears likely to have been cut down. The Richmond Rifle Musket was one of...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to floor for (750.00 + 112.50) x 1 = 862.50
 
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Tower 1863 Musket Birmingham Small Arms Trade184 - Tower 1863 Musket Birmingham Small Arms Trade
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Barrel stamped "*25*25*" Approximately 39" barrel. "Birmingham Small Arms Trade" on right stock.
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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Amoskeag Mfg. Co Model 1863 Civil War Musket185 - Amoskeag Mfg. Co Model 1863 Civil War Musket
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Amoskeag Mfg. Manchester, N.H. Approximately 39" barrel, .58 cal. Dated 1864
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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US Springfield Model 1863 Rifled Musket186 - US Springfield Model 1863 Rifled Musket
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US Springfield Model 1863 Rifled Musket
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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Whitneyville Model 1861 Civil War Musket187 - Whitneyville Model 1861 Civil War Musket
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Approximately 39" barrel. Dated 1864, .58 cal.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (900.00 + 135.00) x 1 = 1,035.00
 
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Tower 1863 Rifled Musket188 - Tower 1863 Rifled Musket
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39" barrel stamped *25*25*
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (1,400.00 + 210.00) x 1 = 1,610.00
 
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Tower 1862 Enfield Rifled Musket189 - Tower 1862 Enfield Rifled Musket
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Approximately 38" barrel. .58 cal, dated1862.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (650.00 + 97.50) x 1 = 747.50
 
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Harper's Ferry Model 1821 Civil War Musket190 - Harper's Ferry Model 1821 Civil War Musket
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Approximately 42" barrel. Dated 1832. Brass plate stamped "2" on stock. in Mr. Rourke's notes, Attributed to Battle of Franklin...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (575.00 + 86.25) x 1 = 661.25
 
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Springfield Model 1861 Musket191 - Springfield Model 1861 Musket
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Initials carved in right forestock, Initials nailed into left stock, and right buttstock. Dated 1862. .58 caliber.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to floor for (500.00 + 75.00) x 1 = 575.00
 
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Harper's Ferry Model 1821 Flintlock Musket192 - Harper's Ferry Model 1821 Flintlock Musket
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Dated 1826.
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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Colt Model 1849 Pocket Navy .36 Serial No.141193 - Colt Model 1849 Pocket Navy .36 Serial No.141
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6.5" barrel, .36 cal. Serial no. 141
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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Augusta Machine Works Confederate 1851 Navy194 - Augusta Machine Works Confederate 1851 Navy
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Augusta Machine Works attributed Confederate barrel marked with the assembly number 5 on a Model 1851 frame and cylinder stamped 79031, trigger guard
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 10,000.00
Sold to fabbidder for (1,250.00 + 187.50) x 1 = 1,437.50
 
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Confederate Copy Colt 1851 Navy Revolver195 - Confederate Copy Colt 1851 Navy Revolver
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No serial numbers. " Address Col. Saml Colt New York US America" address on barrel with pinned loading arm. .36 caliber. Confederate ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 5,000.00
Sold to fabbidder for (1,500.00 + 225.00) x 1 = 1,725.00
 
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Parker Field & Sons Enfield Confederate Import196 - Parker Field & Sons Enfield Confederate Import
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JS Confederate import marked musket. According to Mr. Rourke's notes, the gun was given to slave by his slave master. No supporting documenta...
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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Winchester Model 1892 Rifle197 - Winchester Model 1892 Rifle
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* 32 W.C.F Approximately 24" barrel, "HORN" carved in stock. Manufactured 1915.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 600.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to floor for (800.00 + 120.00) x 1 = 920.00
 
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Winchester Model 1892 Rifle198 - Winchester Model 1892 Rifle
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* .32WCF. Manufactured 1903. 24" octagon barrel.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 600.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to floor for (700.00 + 105.00) x 1 = 805.00
 
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Adams .44 Army Double Action Percussion Revolver199 - Adams .44 Army Double Action Percussion Revolver
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The first true double action revolver.
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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Antique Texas Pine Poker Table200 - Antique Texas Pine Poker Table
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29.5" tall, 54" across.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to floor for (1,500.00 + 225.00) x 1 = 1,725.00
 
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