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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Confederate Fayetteville North Carolina 1862 Rifle251 - Confederate Fayetteville North Carolina 1862 Rifle
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Rare Type II rifle with patch box in very good condition for its history, in good working condition, crisp Fayetteville CSA & eagle plate markin...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 8,000.00 - 15,000.00
Sold to floor for (5,000.00) x 1 = 5,000.00
 
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Cook & Brother Rifle Alabama Contract 1862252 - Cook & Brother Rifle Alabama Contract 1862
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New Orleans marked side plate dated 1862 serial no. 1818, with Confederate flag, Alabama contract with Rare Alabama bayonet. Rare early Confederate ri
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
Sold to floor for (8,000.00) x 1 = 8,000.00
 
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Rare Confederate Tyler Texas Enfield Rifle253 - Rare Confederate Tyler Texas Enfield Rifle
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Lockplate is marked "Enfield Rifle Tyler Tex Cal 57" CS on the lockplate behind the hammer. Between November 1863 and March 1865, the Tyle...
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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Confederate Richmond 1862 Confederate Carbine254 - Confederate Richmond 1862 Confederate Carbine
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Type II carbine, 25" barrel, crisp "CS Richmond VA 1862" markings on the lock plate, stock carved with initials "VA".
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 4,000.00 - 8,000.00
Sold to floor for (3,750.00) x 1 = 3,750.00
 
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Confederate Fayetteville North Carolina Rifle255 - Confederate Fayetteville North Carolina Rifle
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33" barrel, sling CSA Fayetteville NC marked lock plate. Rifle. An estimated 8,000-9,000 of these well-made rifles were manufactured between 18...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 5,000.00 - 10,000.00
Sold to floor for (4,500.00) x 1 = 4,500.00
 
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Confederate MJ&G North Carolina Rifle 1863256 - Confederate MJ&G North Carolina Rifle 1863
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Mendenhall, Jones & Gardner of Greensboro, NC rifle with a clear "MJ&G NC C.S. 1863" marked lock plate. MJ&G was one of the la...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 4,000.00 - 8,000.00
Sold to floor for (11,000.00) x 1 = 11,000.00
 
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Confederate South Carolina Palmetto Armory Musket257 - Confederate South Carolina Palmetto Armory Musket
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with bayonet, with clear Palmetto Arsenal Palm Mark on lock plate.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to floor for (4,000.00) x 1 = 4,000.00
 
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Confederate Palmetto Armory South Carolina Pistol258 - Confederate Palmetto Armory South Carolina Pistol
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Confederate Palmetto Armory South Carolina Pistol
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to floor for (3,000.00) x 1 = 3,000.00
 
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Springfield Model 1856 Pistol Carbine259 - Springfield Model 1856 Pistol Carbine
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Springfield Model 1856 Pistol Carbine
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to floor for (1,400.00) x 1 = 1,400.00
 
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Confederate Robinson Adam Co Richmond VA Carbine260 - Confederate Robinson Adam Co Richmond VA Carbine
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Confederate 1865 Enfield carbine marked "Imported by Robinson, Adam & Co Richmond VA" on lock plate. 21" barrel.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to floor for (2,750.00) x 1 = 2,750.00
 
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Tryon US Model 1841 Mississippi Rifle261 - Tryon US Model 1841 Mississippi Rifle
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Model 1841 Mississippi rifle manufactured by Tyron as part of a contract for 1500 Model 1841 rifles for the US government.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to floor for (3,000.00) x 1 = 3,000.00
 
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Confederate Richmond High Hump Musket 1861262 - Confederate Richmond High Hump Musket 1861
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Type I Richmond musket
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
Sold to floor for (3,500.00) x 1 = 3,500.00
 
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Confederate S C Robinson 1862 Richmond Sharps263 - Confederate S C Robinson 1862 Richmond Sharps
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Confederate S.C. Robinson of Richmond Sharps. A Confederate copy of a Model 1859 Sharps Carbine made in Richmond Virginia, in 1862. S.C. Robinson manu
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 4,000.00 - 8,000.00
Sold to dtcwholesale for (5,000.00 + 750.00) x 1 = 5,750.00
 
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Sharps 1859 Carbine Slant Breach Carbine264 - Sharps 1859 Carbine Slant Breach Carbine
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serial no. 22527 .52 caliber Sharps Model 1859 slant breech falling-block paper cartridge Civil War era rifle.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to floor for (2,250.00) x 1 = 2,250.00
 
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Confederate Griswold 1851 Navy Revolver265 - Confederate Griswold 1851 Navy Revolver
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serial no. 2565 .36 caliber, 7.5" bbl, in good working condition with typical Confederate wear. Samuel Griswold was the largest Confederate man...
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 Griswold Revolver Relic266 - Confederate Griswold Revolver Relic
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serial no. 360 in relic condition
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
Sold to floor for (4,500.00) x 1 = 4,500.00
 
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Confederate Colt 1851 Navy Captain Creighton CSA267 - Confederate Colt 1851 Navy Captain Creighton CSA
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Serial no. 97675 Cased. Carved ivory, the great seal eagle grips, 7.5" octagon barrel, backstrap engraved "Capt. Creighton, C.S.A. 1861&qu...
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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Confederate J.F. Garrett Pistol Greensboro NC268 - Confederate J.F. Garrett Pistol Greensboro NC
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serial no. 599 Manufactured by J. F. Garrett & Company in Greensboro, North Carolina in approx. 1862 with machinery & parts the Confederates...
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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Cased Pair Of Holycake & Lownes Memphis Pistols269 - Cased Pair Of Holycake & Lownes Memphis Pistols
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Rare cased pair of southern derringer pistols made by Holycake & Lownes of Memphis Tennessee, clearly marked on barrel.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
Sold to flashjr for (3,500.00 + 525.00) x 1 = 4,025.00
 
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Confederate Tranter Revolver New Orleans Marked270 - Confederate Tranter Revolver New Orleans Marked
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serial no. 35868T in good working order, engraved with top of barrel marked "Made by W. Tranter for A.B. Griswold & Co. New Orleans"
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
Sold to floor for (3,250.00) x 1 = 3,250.00
 
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Confederate Leech & Rigdon 1851 Navy Revolver271 - Confederate Leech & Rigdon 1851 Navy Revolver
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serial no. mixed 711 & 695. extensive surface pitting.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
Sold to floor for (9,000.00) x 1 = 9,000.00
 
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RARE Confederate C. H. Rigdon 1851 Navy Revolver272 - RARE Confederate C. H. Rigdon 1851 Navy Revolver
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serial no. 2316 all matching, 7.5" bbl. Charles H. Rigdon partnered with Thomas Leech to manufacture 1851 Navy revolvers in Columbus, Mississip...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 5,000.00 - 10,000.00
Sold to floor for (17,000.00) x 1 = 17,000.00
 
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Confederate Relic Rigdon Ansley 1851 Navy Revolver273 - Confederate Relic Rigdon Ansley 1851 Navy Revolver
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Rare confederate revolver in heavily pitted relic condition
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
Sold to floor for (4,000.00) x 1 = 4,000.00
 
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Confederate Palmetto Armory M1842 Pistol274 - Confederate Palmetto Armory M1842 Pistol
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in good condition with unmarked side plate. barrel marked "Wm GLAZE & CO" like most Palmetto Arsenal manufactured pistols.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
Sold to floor for (3,000.00) x 1 = 3,000.00
 
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Colt Model 1848 Dragoon Revolver275 - Colt Model 1848 Dragoon Revolver
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serial no. 11606 in good working condition 7.5" bbl
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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Engraved British Revolving Pepperbox Pistol276 - Engraved British Revolving Pepperbox Pistol
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5.5" bbl
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 600.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to flashjr for (700.00 + 105.00) x 1 = 805.00
 
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Confederate Converted Percussion Rifle277 - Confederate Converted Percussion Rifle
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Confederate attributed brass frame percussion rifle, half stock with 32.5" barrel
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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Confederate Palmetto Armory Rifle South Carolina278 - Confederate Palmetto Armory Rifle South Carolina
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32" barrel
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
Sold to floor for (3,250.00) x 1 = 3,250.00
 
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Confederate Richmond High Hump Musket 1862279 - Confederate Richmond High Hump Musket 1862
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Rare type I Richmond "High Hump" musket with bayonet. Richmond Model 1855 type Richmond 3 band musket. The Richmond Armory utilized the gu...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 4,000.00 - 8,000.00
Sold to floor for (3,500.00) x 1 = 3,500.00
 
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Rare Confederate Richmond 1861 High Hump Musket280 - Rare Confederate Richmond 1861 High Hump Musket
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Rare early Richmond type I "high hump" 3 band musket. The Richmond Armory utilized the gun manufacturing machinery and materials captured ...
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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Rare Confederate Cook & Brother Athens Musketoon281 - Rare Confederate Cook & Brother Athens Musketoon
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serial number 3106 1864 Cook & Brother Musketoon in good condition with carving into the stock.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
Sold to floor for (8,000.00) x 1 = 8,000.00
 
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US Springfield Confederate Cut Down Carbine282 - US Springfield Confederate Cut Down Carbine
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attributed to Confederate capture gun that would have been shortened from a musket to a carbine & reissued, which was common practice during the...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to floor for (2,750.00) x 1 = 2,750.00
 
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Confederate Nashville Tennessee Full Stock Rifle283 - Confederate Nashville Tennessee Full Stock Rifle
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In late 1861-January 1862 Alexand Stalcup, a Nashville gunsmith, altered 102 hunting rifles for the war effort. The alterations included: military sto
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
Sold to floor for (7,000.00) x 1 = 7,000.00
 
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Confederate Boyle & Gamble Saber Bayonet284 - Confederate Boyle & Gamble Saber Bayonet
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Serial marked 38, brass handle marked "Boyle & Gamble". 22.5" blade that is marked but difficult to read, 27.25" overall len...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to floor for (700.00) x 1 = 700.00
 
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Confederate Boyle, Gamble & McFee Saber Bayonet285 - Confederate Boyle, Gamble & McFee Saber Bayonet
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19.5" blade, overall length 24.5". Serial marked "75"
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to floor for (400.00) x 1 = 400.00
 
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Colt Model 1851 Navy Serial Number 91286 - Colt Model 1851 Navy Serial Number 91
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serial number 91. 7.5" barrel with inspector proofs A on the backstrap behind hammer & a T on the barrel assembly near the wedge pin. stron...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to floor for (3,000.00) x 1 = 3,000.00
 
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Colt Model 1851 Navy Serial Number 98287 - Colt Model 1851 Navy Serial Number 98
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7.5" octagon barrel, ivory grips. refinished.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Colt 1849 Clel Miller James Gang Revolver288 - Colt 1849 Clel Miller James Gang Revolver
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serial no. 205349 with provenance letter that the gun was acquired from Historic Dalton Museum in Kansas in 1996. Wher the Colt "was a prominen...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
Sold to floor for (4,500.00) x 1 = 4,500.00
 
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Cased Remington 1858 & Colt 1851 Navy Revolvers289 - Cased Remington 1858 & Colt 1851 Navy Revolvers
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Cased Remington 1858 & Colt 1851 Navy Revolvers
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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Cased London Pistol Co. Pocket Model Revolver290 - Cased London Pistol Co. Pocket Model Revolver
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serial no. 1565 engraved.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to flashjr for (1,750.00 + 262.50) x 1 = 2,012.50
 
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New York Engraved Colt Model 1873 SA .44-40291 - New York Engraved Colt Model 1873 SA .44-40
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Colt 1873 SA .44-.40, New York engraved, ivory grips, etched panel, 7.5" bbl. Serial # 64823. Mfd 1881. Antique.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
Sold to floor for (4,000.00) x 1 = 4,000.00
 
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Cased Colt 1849 Pocket In Excellent Condition292 - Cased Colt 1849 Pocket In Excellent Condition
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serial no. 280442 in excellent condition
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
Sold to floor for (2,600.00) x 1 = 2,600.00
 
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Union Colonel's Engraved Manhattan Revolver293 - Union Colonel's Engraved Manhattan Revolver
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Presentation engraved Manhattan Navy Series III .36 cal revolver, 6.5" octagon bbl, backstrap engraved "To Colonel Frederick A. Starring, ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,500.00
Sold to floor for (2,250.00) x 1 = 2,250.00
 
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Engraved Colt Model 1860 Army294 - Engraved Colt Model 1860 Army
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8" bbl, backstrap notched for shoulder stock.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to floor for (1,750.00) x 1 = 1,750.00
 
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Colt Model 1873 SAA Judge Thayer295 - Colt Model 1873 SAA Judge Thayer
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serial no. 63527 Obtained by Buddy from the collection of Judge Webster Thayer, best known as judge for the 1921 trials of the Italian migrants &...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,500.00
Sold to floor for (1,850.00) x 1 = 1,850.00
 
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Smith & Wesson No. 3 .44 Revolver296 - Smith & Wesson No. 3 .44 Revolver
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6.5" barrel, staghorn grips. "1734" stamped on cylinder
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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Smith & Wesson No. 3 Revolver .44297 - Smith & Wesson No. 3 Revolver .44
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6.5" bbl
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to floor for (1,250.00) x 1 = 1,250.00
 
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Colt 1873 SAA Carved Ivory Mexican Eagle Grips298 - Colt 1873 SAA Carved Ivory Mexican Eagle Grips
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Period altered Henry Nettleton inspected Colt SAA. Carved ivory grips, with Eagle/Snake. H.N. Inspector markings. Originally a 7.5" barrel gun,...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,500.00
Sold to floor for (1,700.00) x 1 = 1,700.00
 
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US Marked Colt Model 1873 SAA299 - US Marked Colt Model 1873 SAA
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serial no. 114725 US marked Colt Single Action Army revolver with 7.5" barrel. DFC inspected
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,500.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to floor for (2,100.00) x 1 = 2,100.00
 
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Colt Model 1873 Single Action Army .22 Peacemaker300 - Colt Model 1873 Single Action Army .22 Peacemaker
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* .22 Serial no. 227830. 7.5" barrel one piece wood grips.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to floor for (1,250.00) x 1 = 1,250.00
 
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