W.C. Buddy Bass Antique Firearms Collection

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Burley Auction Gallery is proud to present the W.C. “Buddy” Bass firearm collection out of Homestead, Florida. Featuring over 600 historic, rare, & unusual firearms collected by Buddy Bass over the past 50+ years. His lifetime collection spans from rare Confederate Civil War rifles to the Lone Ranger Clayton Moore’s pair of Colt Bisleys & Bohlin gun belt, to rare Lugers, ring guns, Elvis Presley’s presentation engraved Smith & Wesson revolver, Steve McQueen’s custom engraved Colt SAA & hat, Sammy Davis Jr.’s Colt SAA & gun belt, Roy Roger’s guns, boots & hats, Gene Autry & Hopalong Cassidy’s Colts & more documented celebrity guns, screen used movie prop guns, impressive collection of Richmond Confederate Civil War rifles & muskets, rare Civil War revolvers, engraved Colts, cased presentation Colts, antique Winchesters, rare guns, baby Lugers, Martz Lugers, a large collection of antique pocket knives, old western movie posters, & much more. 15%BP TX#15184.

Please make plans to join us on Saturday, January 18th at 10:00 AM.
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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Colt Model 1873 SAA .32-20 Antler Grips451 - Colt Model 1873 SAA .32-20 Antler Grips
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serial no. 151413 stag horn grips .32-20
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,500.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to floor for (1,500.00) x 1 = 1,500.00
 
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Colt Model 1873 Single Action Army .45 Revolver452 - Colt Model 1873 Single Action Army .45 Revolver
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serial no. 24552 5.25" barrel one piece wood grips
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to Goat12Ga for (1,750.00 + 262.50) x 1 = 2,012.50
 
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Colt Model 1873 Single Action Army453 - Colt Model 1873 Single Action Army
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* Serial no. 272561. Nickel plated, plastic pearl grips, 5.5" barrel
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,800.00
Sold to frankflint.. for (1,500.00 + 225.00) x 1 = 1,725.00
 
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US Colt Model 1873 SAA Artillery John T Cleveland454 - US Colt Model 1873 SAA Artillery John T Cleveland
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mixed serial numbers 31190 U.S. marked receiver frame, 5.5" bbl, mixed serial numbers. "JTC" John T Cleveland inspector marks on frame.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
Sold to sixguns1959 for (1,750.00 + 262.50) x 1 = 2,012.50
 
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U.S. Marked Colt Model 1873 Single Action Army455 - U.S. Marked Colt Model 1873 Single Action Army
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serial no. 1378 matching serial numbers, reblued, gold hammer, trigger, and ejector. staghorn grips, 4.75" barrel
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
Sold to terrypresta1 for (2,000.00 + 300.00) x 1 = 2,300.00
 
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Stembridge Movie Prop Colt Model 1873 SAA .45456 - Stembridge Movie Prop Colt Model 1873 SAA .45
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* Serial no. 290757. S Stembridge marked above serial number. nickel plated, 4.75" bbl.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to frankflint.. for (1,750.00 + 262.50) x 1 = 2,012.50
 
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Colt Model 1873 Single Action Army Carved Grips457 - Colt Model 1873 Single Action Army Carved Grips
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Nickel plated .44-40, pearl carved ram's-head with ruby eyes grips, 5.5" bbl. Serial no. 57231, with factory letter stating shipped with bl...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,500.00
Sold to floor for (1,750.00) x 1 = 1,750.00
 
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Colt Model 1873 SAA .22 Conversion R.P. Enewold458 - Colt Model 1873 SAA .22 Conversion R.P. Enewold
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serial no. 152856 4 3/4" barrel.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to fuessm for (700.00 + 105.00) x 1 = 805.00
 
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Colt Model 1873 Bisley SAA .357 Magnum459 - Colt Model 1873 Bisley SAA .357 Magnum
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* Serial no. 207904. 7.5" barrel in very good condition.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to floor for (1,500.00) x 1 = 1,500.00
 
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Colt Model 1878 DA Frontier Six Shooter .44-40460 - Colt Model 1878 DA Frontier Six Shooter .44-40
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Colt Model 1878 DA Frontier Six Shooter .44-40
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,800.00
Sold to jeffrey36X for (900.00 + 135.00) x 1 = 1,035.00
 
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Colt Model 1878 DA Revolver461 - Colt Model 1878 DA Revolver
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serial no. 29911 5.5" bbl
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to floor for (500.00) x 1 = 500.00
 
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Colt Model 1878 DA Revolver462 - Colt Model 1878 DA Revolver
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serial no. 12156
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to floor for (400.00) x 1 = 400.00
 
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Colt 1871 Open Top .44RF Cartridge Conversion463 - Colt 1871 Open Top .44RF Cartridge Conversion
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serial no. 1630 4.5" bbl
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (1,350.00) x 1 = 1,350.00
 
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Colt Model 1871 Open Top Revolver464 - Colt Model 1871 Open Top Revolver
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serial no. 1032 missing ejector rod.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (800.00) x 1 = 800.00
 
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US Marked S&W Schoffield Single Action Revolver465 - US Marked S&W Schoffield Single Action Revolver
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US Marked S&W Schoffield Single Action Revolver
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (900.00) x 1 = 900.00
 
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2 Philadelphia Derringers Elmer Keith's Collection466 - 2 Philadelphia Derringers Elmer Keith's Collection
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Two Philadelphia Derringers that Buddy acquired from Elmer Keith's collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to floor for (1,750.00) x 1 = 1,750.00
 
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Cased Pair of Engraved Percussion Derringers467 - Cased Pair of Engraved Percussion Derringers
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.41 caliber, 3 1/2-inch barrels with front and rear fixed sights. Scroll engraved hammers, locks and furniture. Smooth hardwood stocks with checkered
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,500.00
Sold to flashjr for (2,000.00 + 300.00) x 1 = 2,300.00
 
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Williamson Derringer Ivory Grip .41 Cal468 - Williamson Derringer Ivory Grip .41 Cal
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Engraved, checkered ivory grips. David Williamson patent pistols were manufactured by Moore's Patent Fire Arms Company and the National Fire Arm...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to floor for (900.00) x 1 = 900.00
 
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Colt Model 1855 Root Side Hammer Revolver469 - Colt Model 1855 Root Side Hammer Revolver
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serial no. 1500 in good restored condition
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (650.00) x 1 = 650.00
 
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Cased Engraved Percussion Derringer470 - Cased Engraved Percussion Derringer
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Cased Engraved Percussion Derringer
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to flashjr for (1,200.00 + 180.00) x 1 = 1,380.00
 
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Cased Williamson Derringer Pistol471 - Cased Williamson Derringer Pistol
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serial no. 6369 Engraved with checkered wood stock. Missing a screw for trigger guard. David Williamson pistols were manufactured by Moore's Pat...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to flashjr for (600.00 + 90.00) x 1 = 690.00
 
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Engraved Smith & Wesson Revolver472 - Engraved Smith & Wesson Revolver
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serial no. 50924
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (800.00) x 1 = 800.00
 
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Tommy Haas' Personal Colt Single Action Army .22473 - Tommy Haas' Personal Colt Single Action Army .22
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* Serial no. 242960. Ivory grips, 5.5" bbl., mfd 1903. Barrel marked "Tommy Haas Harlingen, Texas"
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to floor for (3,500.00) x 1 = 3,500.00
 
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Colt Model 1873 SAA .38 Special Target Sights474 - Colt Model 1873 SAA .38 Special Target Sights
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* Serial no. 199353. Obtained by Buddy from his friend Dale Robertson . 5.5" barrel carved wood grips
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to floor for (1,800.00) x 1 = 1,800.00
 
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Smith & Wesson American Single Action Revolver475 - Smith & Wesson American Single Action Revolver
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Serial no. 16819
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to frankflint.. for (1,000.00 + 150.00) x 1 = 1,150.00
 
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Colt Model 1873 Single Action Army .45 Revolver476 - Colt Model 1873 Single Action Army .45 Revolver
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serial no. 171871 4.75" barrel
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,500.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to coltsaaman for (1,500.00 + 225.00) x 1 = 1,725.00
 
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Colt Model 1873 SAA .45477 - Colt Model 1873 SAA .45
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5.5" barrel, rampant colt grips. Serial no. 180083, comes with factory letter. shipped Sept. 16, 1898.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to carroll4HH for (1,750.00 + 262.50) x 1 = 2,012.50
 
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Remington Model 1890 Single Action .44-40478 - Remington Model 1890 Single Action .44-40
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Scarce blue finish, 5.5" bbl ivory grips
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to bocephus424 for (2,000.00 + 300.00) x 1 = 2,300.00
 
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Colt Model 1873 SA A .45 U.S. Buy-Back479 - Colt Model 1873 SA A .45 U.S. Buy-Back
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Colt SA 1873 .45 cal U.S. buy-back, marked with D.F.C. (David F. Clark) government inspector marks of the time frame. Overrun revolver. Returned and r
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 4,000.00 - 7,500.00
Sold to floor for (4,000.00) x 1 = 4,000.00
 
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Colt Model 1873 SAA .44 Special Revolver480 - Colt Model 1873 SAA .44 Special Revolver
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* Serial no. 205958. 5.5" barrel
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to floor for (1,750.00) x 1 = 1,750.00
 
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Remington 1858 Revolver Cartridge Conversion481 - Remington 1858 Revolver Cartridge Conversion
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serial no. 40205. nickel plated, 7.5" octagon barrel, ivory grips with silver emblem with initials "CAG"
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to floor for (2,000.00) x 1 = 2,000.00
 
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Smith Patent Carbine482 - Smith Patent Carbine
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serial no. 868 missing hammer
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to floor for (700.00) x 1 = 700.00
 
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Double Barrel Rifle / Shotgun483 - Double Barrel Rifle / Shotgun
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"NORCROSS" on 40" barrels. One barrel is smooth bore 12 gauge, the other is grooved approximately .54 caliber
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (500.00) x 1 = 500.00
 
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S.S. Baird Half Stock Percussion Rifle484 - S.S. Baird Half Stock Percussion Rifle
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S.S. Baird, Chittenden, VT. Brass Eagle patch box, 31" heavy octagon barrel. Stock has a crack through it
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to frankflint.. for (500.00 + 75.00) x 1 = 575.00
 
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Full Stock Kentucky Rifle485 - Full Stock Kentucky Rifle
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35.5" octagon barrel, engraved fish-head hammer, figured walnut stock
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to floor for (500.00) x 1 = 500.00
 
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Derringer Flintlock Full Stock Kentucky Rifle486 - Derringer Flintlock Full Stock Kentucky Rifle
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with target peep sight.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to wcolburn for (800.00 + 120.00) x 1 = 920.00
 
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Antique Air Rifle Civil War Era488 - Antique Air Rifle Civil War Era
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Antique Air Rifle Civil War Era
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to frankflint.. for (400.00 + 60.00) x 1 = 460.00
 
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Gamblers Box with Colt Open Top .22489 - Gamblers Box with Colt Open Top .22
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Mixed numbers.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to frankflint.. for (400.00 + 60.00) x 1 = 460.00
 
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American Switch Blade Knife Collection490 - American Switch Blade Knife Collection
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5 knives (4) Schrade, N.Y. , (1) Press Button Knife Co, Walden NY.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to BDK2 for (700.00 + 105.00) x 1 = 805.00
 
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Pocket Knife Collection Roll of Pocket Knives491 - Pocket Knife Collection Roll of Pocket Knives
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large collection of assorted vintage pocket knives.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (450.00) x 1 = 450.00
 
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Collection of 7 Case Pocket Knives492 - Collection of 7 Case Pocket Knives
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Collection of 7 Case Pocket Knives
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (250.00) x 1 = 250.00
 
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W.P DeWitt Mule-Ear Double Rifle493 - W.P DeWitt Mule-Ear Double Rifle
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33" barrels marked William P. (W.P.) DeWitt, Elmira, NY.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to floor for (600.00) x 1 = 600.00
 
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Engraved Colt Model 1849 by John Adams494 - Engraved Colt Model 1849 by John Adams
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Serial no. 48545 finely engraved with letter from John F. Adams, checkered ivory grips, 5.5" bbl, blue parts.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
Sold to frankflint.. for (1,900.00 + 285.00) x 1 = 2,185.00
 
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Engraved Colt Model 1860 Army by Rachel Wells495 - Engraved Colt Model 1860 Army by Rachel Wells
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Engraved Colt Model 1860 Army by Rachel Wells
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to floor for (1,750.00) x 1 = 1,750.00
 
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Engraved Colt Model 1860 Army by W.B. Ellis496 - Engraved Colt Model 1860 Army by W.B. Ellis
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8" bbl, notched for shoulder stock, however missing backstrap screws.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to floor for (1,750.00) x 1 = 1,750.00
 
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M.T. Wickham Model 1816 US Contract Carbine497 - M.T. Wickham Model 1816 US Contract Carbine
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U.S. marked contract 1816 carbine converted to percussion from flintlock, lockplate dated Philadelphia 1834. 22.5" barrel stamped "SP"
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to frankflint.. for (500.00 + 75.00) x 1 = 575.00
 
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Colt Model 1849 Presentation Revolver498 - Colt Model 1849 Presentation Revolver
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Backstrap engraved "Henry Simmons, From His Father" 6" octagon barrel, .31 cal.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (1,100.00) x 1 = 1,100.00
 
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Remington Rolling Block .45-70 Numrich Arms N.Y.499 - Remington Rolling Block .45-70 Numrich Arms N.Y.
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Remington Rolling Block .45-70 Numrich Arms N.Y.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to floor for (300.00) x 1 = 300.00
 
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Remington Rolling Block .45-70 Buffalo Rifle500 - Remington Rolling Block .45-70 Buffalo Rifle
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Numrich Arms N.Y. 28" heavy octagon barrel
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to frankflint.. for (400.00 + 60.00) x 1 = 460.00
 
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Parlor Box with Pipe Razor Knive & Push Dagger501 - Parlor Box with Pipe Razor Knive & Push Dagger
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Parlor Box with Pipe Razor Knive & Push Dagger
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to frankflint.. for (400.00 + 60.00) x 1 = 460.00
 
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