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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Smith & Wesson Model 320 Revolving Rifle51 - Smith & Wesson Model 320 Revolving Rifle
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18" barrel, serial 627 18" barrel Manufactured by S&W 1879-1887 with less than 1,000 produced. Scarce revolving rifle based on a the S...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
Sold to floor for (6,000.00) x 1 = 6,000.00
 
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U.S. Marked Smith & Wesson Schofield Revolver52 - U.S. Marked Smith & Wesson Schofield Revolver
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Nickel plated, 7" bbl Serial no. 2652
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to floor for (1,700.00) x 1 = 1,700.00
 
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U.S. Marked S&W Schofield Revolver & Holster53 - U.S. Marked S&W Schofield Revolver & Holster
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serial no. 7908 Nickel plated, grips are marked "1876". U.S. marked flap holster.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to oldgunscan.. for (2,000.00 + 300.00) x 1 = 2,300.00
 
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Smith & Wesson American Revolver .4454 - Smith & Wesson American Revolver .44
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8" bbl, nickel plated Serial no. 6088
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to floor for (1,500.00) x 1 = 1,500.00
 
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Smith & Wesson American .44 Revolver55 - Smith & Wesson American .44 Revolver
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Nickel plated, 8" bbl Serial no. 17246
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to floor for (1,100.00) x 1 = 1,100.00
 
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W.F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody's S&W .44 Revolver56 - W.F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody's S&W .44 Revolver
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Buffalo Bill's silver BB initial set into horn grips, 8" bbl. with family provenance. Inherited through Buffalo Bill Cody's daughter ,I...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 10,000.00 - 20,000.00
Sold to floor for (11,000.00) x 1 = 11,000.00
 
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Buffalo Bill Cody's Factory Engraved Colt 1873 SAA57 - Buffalo Bill Cody's Factory Engraved Colt 1873 SAA
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Factory engraved Colt Model 1873 SAA. "W. F. Cody' period engraved on the backstrap. Pearl grips, 7.5" bbl. Serial no. 76042
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 10,000.00 - 20,000.00
Sold to floor for (11,000.00) x 1 = 11,000.00
 
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1906 Buffalo Bill Wild West Show Banners58 - 1906 Buffalo Bill Wild West Show Banners
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used during the 1906 tour of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (400.00) x 1 = 400.00
 
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Engraved Colt Model 1860 Army with Holster59 - Engraved Colt Model 1860 Army with Holster
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gold wire inlay. 8" bbl, notched for shoulder stock. With period holster and ivory grips.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
Sold to floor for (2,250.00) x 1 = 2,250.00
 
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Louisiana Native Guards Colt Model 1851 Navy60 - Louisiana Native Guards Colt Model 1851 Navy
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Colt 1851 Navy revolver with period engraved backstrap inscribed "Sergeant James Mackemma, 1st Native Guards LA Militia". The 1st Native G...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
Sold to vdgqrrokcd.. for (3,000.00 + 450.00) x 1 = 3,450.00
 
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Confederate Colt 1851 Navy A.W Thompson Arkansas61 - Confederate Colt 1851 Navy A.W Thompson Arkansas
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Serial no. 98198. Backstrap is period engraved " A.W. Thompson 6th Ark. Reg't G. Co. " 7.5" octagon barrel, period ivory grips.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
Sold to floor for (2,500.00) x 1 = 2,500.00
 
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Lt. R.R. Hallowell's Colt Model 184962 - Lt. R.R. Hallowell's Colt Model 1849
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Buttplate is engraved "Lieut. R.R. Hallowell". Back strap retains some of the original silver, mottled grey patina, non-functioning.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to floor for (2,750.00) x 1 = 2,750.00
 
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Colt Model 1860 Army Fluted Cylinder63 - Colt Model 1860 Army Fluted Cylinder
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All matching numbers 8" bbl, backstrap notched for shoulder stock. Serial no. 1064 with factory letter shipped to Governor William Dennison, Co...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to boilerrunn.. for (2,100.00 + 315.00) x 1 = 2,415.00
 
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Griswold Confederate Revolver 4th Virginia Cavalry64 - Griswold Confederate Revolver 4th Virginia Cavalry
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The butt is is marked "4 VA. CAV. C.S.A.". 4th Virginia Cavalry Confederate States of America. Grey patina, in good working order. Serial ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 10,000.00 - 20,000.00
Sold to floor for (12,000.00) x 1 = 12,000.00
 
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Confederate Tranter Revolver New Orleans65 - Confederate Tranter Revolver New Orleans
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Top of the barrel is period engraved "Hyde & Goodrich Agent For The United States of The South"
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,500.00
Sold to floor for (2,000.00) x 1 = 2,000.00
 
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Confederate Colt Model 1851 Navy 9th Georgia66 - Confederate Colt Model 1851 Navy 9th Georgia
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.36 caliber serial no. 94966, all matching numbers, attributed to Josephus E. Strother with provenance, 9th Georgia Confederate. Smooth grey patina
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 4,000.00 - 8,000.00
Sold to johndeere2.. for (2,750.00 + 412.50) x 1 = 3,162.50
 
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Confederate Spiller & Burr Brass Frame Revolver67 - Confederate Spiller & Burr Brass Frame Revolver
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Late production Confederate Spiller & Burr Second Model percussion revolver manufactured in 1864. Spiller & Burr manufactured an estimated t...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 6,000.00 - 10,000.00
Sold to floor for (8,000.00) x 1 = 8,000.00
 
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Confederate Spiller & Burr Brass Frame Revolver68 - Confederate Spiller & Burr Brass Frame Revolver
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first model, serial no. 241. 7" bbl, cylinder does not cycle, smooth patina.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 5,000.00 - 10,000.00
Sold to floor for (7,500.00) x 1 = 7,500.00
 
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Colt Model 1851 Navy 13th Illinois Cavalry69 - Colt Model 1851 Navy 13th Illinois Cavalry
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Butt is stamped "XIII ILL CAV." 7.5" bbl dark grey patina, in good working order
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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Confederate Leech Rigdon 1851 Navy Revolver70 - Confederate Leech Rigdon 1851 Navy Revolver
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Confederate Model 1851 Navy type revolver manufactured by Leech & Rigdon of Columbus, Mississippi, and Greensboro, Georgia, circa 1863-1864. Lee...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 5,000.00 - 10,000.00
Sold to floor for (14,000.00) x 1 = 14,000.00
 
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Confederate Palmetto Model 1842 Single Shot Pistol71 - Confederate Palmetto Model 1842 Single Shot Pistol
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Palmetto Armory was formed by William Glaze and Benjamin Flagg. The Palmetto Armory manufactured 2000 Model 1842 Pistols for the South Carolina Militi
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to floor for (2,500.00) x 1 = 2,500.00
 
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LeMat First Model Revolver72 - LeMat First Model Revolver
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In good working order with even grey patina. Missing loading arm. Serial no. 224
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 5,000.00 - 10,000.00
Sold to floor for (10,000.00) x 1 = 10,000.00
 
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Confederate General R.H Henderson Colt 1861 Navy73 - Confederate General R.H Henderson Colt 1861 Navy
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Colt 1861 Navy .36 with holster owned by General Robert H. Anderson of the 5th Georgia Cavalry. Notes say this was purchased from the Family Relations
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,500.00
Sold to floor for (2,500.00) x 1 = 2,500.00
 
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Confederate Palmetto Model 1841 Mississippi Rifle74 - Confederate Palmetto Model 1841 Mississippi Rifle
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South Carolina Confederate rilfe
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to floor for (5,500.00) x 1 = 5,500.00
 
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RARE Confederate Tallassee Carbine Alabama75 - RARE Confederate Tallassee Carbine Alabama
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One of the rarest Confederate Civil War firearms there is. One of the only known examples not is a museum. Made in Tallassee, Alabama in 1864 with equ
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 20,000.00 - 50,000.00
Sold to floor for (75,000.00) x 1 = 75,000.00
 
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Rare Confederate Richmond 1863 Musket76 - Rare Confederate Richmond 1863 Musket
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Type II Richmond Model 1855 type Richmond 3 band musket. The Richmond Armory utilized the gun manufacturing machinery and materials captured at the U.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 4,000.00 - 8,000.00
Sold to Kproctor for (3,500.00 + 525.00) x 1 = 4,025.00
 
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Rare Richmond 1861 High Hump Carbine Patch Box77 - Rare Richmond 1861 High Hump Carbine Patch Box
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Type I "high hump" carbine. Rare early 1861 manufactured Confederate Richmond carbine.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 4,000.00 - 8,000.00
Sold to floor for (3,000.00) x 1 = 3,000.00
 
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Rare Confederate Richmond 1863 Carbine78 - Rare Confederate Richmond 1863 Carbine
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Type II Richmond carbine. "Eli G. Hincher" embossed in stock, opposite of lockplate. Carved stock with silver inlaid moons and stars. 25&q...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 5,000.00 - 9,000.00
Sold to floor for (3,000.00) x 1 = 3,000.00
 
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Rare Confederate Richmond Sharps Carbine79 - Rare Confederate Richmond Sharps Carbine
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serial no. 3802 Richmond Confederate Sharps carbine. Approximately 5,000 Richmond Carbines were made for the Confederate government between 1862 and 1
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 5,000.00 - 10,000.00
Sold to dtcwholesale for (8,500.00 + 1,275.00) x 1 = 9,775.00
 
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Rare Confederate Fayetteville Armory 1861 Rifle80 - Rare Confederate Fayetteville Armory 1861 Rifle
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1861 dated sideplate in very good condition. A rare example of a Confederate Model 1855 type rifle manufactured at the Fayetteville, North Carolina ar
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 4,000.00 - 8,000.00
Sold to floor for (6,000.00) x 1 = 6,000.00
 
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Calisher-Terry 1862 Breech Loading Carbine81 - Calisher-Terry 1862 Breech Loading Carbine
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Terry's patent carbine, Civil War era English import. 21" barrel
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,500.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to floor for (2,250.00) x 1 = 2,250.00
 
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Confederate Cook & Brother Athens GA 1863 Carbine82 - Confederate Cook & Brother Athens GA 1863 Carbine
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Scarce Confederate carbine marked Cook & Bother Athens GA 1863 with Flag Serial no. 2501. Only a few thousand of these rifles & carbines wer...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 8,000.00 - 12,000.00
Sold to floor for (9,000.00) x 1 = 9,000.00
 
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Confederate Cook & Brother Athens GA Musketoon83 - Confederate Cook & Brother Athens GA Musketoon
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The side plate is marked Cook & Brother 1864 Serial no. 4662 with Confederate Flag. Scarce Confederate Civil War firearm.19.5" barrel
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 4,000.00 - 8,000.00
Sold to floor for (6,000.00) x 1 = 6,000.00
 
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Confederate Palmetto Model 1841 Mississippi Rifle84 - Confederate Palmetto Model 1841 Mississippi Rifle
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1862 with clear palmetto arsenal markings
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 4,000.00 - 8,000.00
Sold to floor for (2,750.00) x 1 = 2,750.00
 
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RARE Confederate C. Chapman Rifle85 - RARE Confederate C. Chapman Rifle
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Rare Confederate rifle Made by English immigrant Charles Chapman of Chattanooga, Tennessee, where he was the superintendent of an armory. Only a small
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 20,000.00 - 30,000.00
Sold to floor for (9,000.00) x 1 = 9,000.00
 
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Rare Confederate Dickson-Nelson 1864 Rifle86 - Rare Confederate Dickson-Nelson 1864 Rifle
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In 1861, William Dickson, Owen O. Nelson, and Dr. Lewis H. Sadler started the Shakanoosa Arms Co. in Dickson, Alabama. They received a contract from t
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 5,000.00 - 10,000.00
Sold to floor for (5,000.00) x 1 = 5,000.00
 
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Robins & Lawrence Mississippi 1841 Rifle87 - Robins & Lawrence Mississippi 1841 Rifle
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dated 1850
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to floor for (900.00) x 1 = 900.00
 
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Flintlock Blunderbuss with Bayonet88 - Flintlock Blunderbuss with Bayonet
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flintlock blunderbuss with flip out bayonet.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
Sold to floor for (3,000.00) x 1 = 3,000.00
 
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Springfield Model 1855 Pistol Carbine89 - Springfield Model 1855 Pistol Carbine
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dated 1856. 12" barrel, shoulder stock. Crack at wrist of stock.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to floor for (1,100.00) x 1 = 1,100.00
 
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Springfield Model 1855 Pistol Carbine90 - Springfield Model 1855 Pistol Carbine
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dated 1856 12" barrel, shoulder stock. Crack in wrist of stock.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to floor for (1,000.00) x 1 = 1,000.00
 
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Cased Pair of Colt London 1851 Navy Revolvers91 - Cased Pair of Colt London 1851 Navy Revolvers
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Matched pair with both retaining a high amount of finish & condition. Colt London barrel address on both, Serial numbers 1020 & 9735
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 5,000.00 - 10,000.00
Sold to floor for (7,000.00) x 1 = 7,000.00
 
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Presentation Factory Engraved Colt 1851 Navy Cased92 - Presentation Factory Engraved Colt 1851 Navy Cased
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Ivory grips, 7.5" octagon barrel, backstrap engraved "Juan Manuel Solano"
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 5,000.00 - 15,000.00
Sold to floor for (7,500.00) x 1 = 7,500.00
 
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Cased Ring Pistol "The Five Aces"93 - Cased Ring Pistol "The Five Aces"
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in excellent condition in original case with 3 bullets.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
Sold to floor for (6,500.00) x 1 = 6,500.00
 
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Cased Ring Pistol "LA FEMME FATALE"94 - Cased Ring Pistol "LA FEMME FATALE"
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excellent condition in original case with tool & 4 pinfire bullets.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 4,000.00 - 8,000.00
Sold to floor for (6,250.00) x 1 = 6,250.00
 
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Cased Ring Pistol "LA PETIT PROTECTOR"95 - Cased Ring Pistol "LA PETIT PROTECTOR"
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in excellent condition
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 4,000.00 - 8,000.00
Sold to floor for (5,000.00) x 1 = 5,000.00
 
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Engraved Marlin Lever Action Take Down Rifle.38-5596 - Engraved Marlin Lever Action Take Down Rifle.38-55
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Gold wire inlay, engraved, deluxe wood, takedown with rear target site, 28" half octagon barrel. In excellent restored condition. Serial no. 10...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
Sold to floor for (3,500.00) x 1 = 3,500.00
 
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Engraved Winchester Model 1873 Rifle .3297 - Engraved Winchester Model 1873 Rifle .32
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Engraved Winchester Model 1873 Rifle .32
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
Sold to mikeMTE for (3,000.00 + 450.00) x 1 = 3,450.00
 
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Engraved Winchester Model 1866 SRC Gold Plated98 - Engraved Winchester Model 1866 SRC Gold Plated
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gold plated, engraved by L. Shannon.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
Sold to floor for (4,250.00) x 1 = 4,250.00
 
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Engraved Winchester Model 187399 - Engraved Winchester Model 1873
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Serial no. 2416196B Engraved thumb print dust cover. Older refinished nickel.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
Sold to floor for (3,450.00) x 1 = 3,450.00
 
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Relief Engraved Winchester Model 1873100 - Relief Engraved Winchester Model 1873
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serial no. 460037B In excellent restored condition with deluxe wood.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
Sold to floor for (3,000.00) x 1 = 3,000.00
 
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