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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Ames Dahlgren Pattern Bowie Knife Bayonet401 - Ames Dahlgren Pattern Bowie Knife Bayonet
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Designed by Admiral John Dahlgren to replace the sword pattern bayonets of the era. Designed for naval close quarter combat on the model 1861 Plymouth
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,800.00
Sold to floor for (500.00) x 1 = 500.00
 
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Confederate Richmond High Hump Musket 1862402 - Confederate Richmond High Hump Musket 1862
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Type I musket in good original condition.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 4,000.00 - 8,000.00
Sold to floor for (8,000.00) x 1 = 8,000.00
 
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Confederate Richmond Carbine 1863403 - Confederate Richmond Carbine 1863
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Type II carbine 25" barrel
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 3,000.00 - 6,000.00
Sold to floor for (2,500.00) x 1 = 2,500.00
 
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Confederate Richmond 1863 Type II Musket404 - Confederate Richmond 1863 Type II Musket
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40" barrel
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 3,000.00 - 6,000.00
Sold to floor for (3,000.00) x 1 = 3,000.00
 
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Confederate Richmond Type II Musket 1863405 - Confederate Richmond Type II Musket 1863
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40" barrel
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 3,000.00 - 6,000.00
Sold to floor for (3,500.00) x 1 = 3,500.00
 
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Confederate SC Robinson Richmond Carbine406 - Confederate SC Robinson Richmond Carbine
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serial no. 1291
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 3,000.00 - 6,000.00
Sold to floor for (6,000.00) x 1 = 6,000.00
 
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Rare Confederate Dickson-Nelson Rifle 1863407 - Rare Confederate Dickson-Nelson Rifle 1863
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Rare earliest version. In 1861, William Dickson, Owen O. Nelson, and Dr. Lewis H. Sadler started the Shakanoosa Arms Co. in Dickson, Alabama. They rec
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 4,000.00 - 8,000.00
Sold to floor for (7,250.00) x 1 = 7,250.00
 
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B Evans Valley Forge Model 1816 Musket408 - B Evans Valley Forge Model 1816 Musket
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plate dated 1823, period converted to percussion.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,800.00
Sold to floor for (700.00) x 1 = 700.00
 
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1862 Tower Three Band Musket with Bayonet409 - 1862 Tower Three Band Musket with Bayonet
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39" barrel, Approximately .58 caliber
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (900.00) x 1 = 900.00
 
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Rare Confederate Fayetteville Armory Rifle 1864410 - Rare Confederate Fayetteville Armory Rifle 1864
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Type IV late production rifle. Rare example of a Confederate Model 1855 pattern rifle manufactured at the Fayetteville, North Carolina Armory in 1864.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 3,000.00 - 6,000.00
Sold to dtcwholesale for (7,000.00 + 1,050.00) x 1 = 8,050.00
 
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Rare Confederate Fayetteville Type I Rifle1862411 - Rare Confederate Fayetteville Type I Rifle1862
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Early production "High Hump' Fayetteville rifle in good condition.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 4,000.00 - 8,000.00
Sold to floor for (4,500.00) x 1 = 4,500.00
 
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Rare Confederate Fayetteville Type II Rifle 1862412 - Rare Confederate Fayetteville Type II Rifle 1862
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Type II rifle. 33" barrel
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 4,000.00 - 8,000.00
Sold to floor for (4,500.00) x 1 = 4,500.00
 
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Confederate Harpers Ferry 1816 Converted Rifle413 - Confederate Harpers Ferry 1816 Converted Rifle
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Confederate attributed flintlock rifle converted to percussion. 30" barrel,
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to floor for (800.00) x 1 = 800.00
 
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Eli Whitney M1861 Civil War Musket414 - Eli Whitney M1861 Civil War Musket
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Eli Whitney M1861 Civil War Musket
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to floor for (1,000.00) x 1 = 1,000.00
 
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US Model 1817 H. Derringer Flintlock Rifle415 - US Model 1817 H. Derringer Flintlock Rifle
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US Model 1817 H. Derringer Flintlock Rifle
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,800.00
Sold to floor for (900.00) x 1 = 900.00
 
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Confederate Talladega Two Band Rifle416 - Confederate Talladega Two Band Rifle
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Rare Confederate Talladega Alabama produced rifle that was rejected by the Confederacy due to it being non compliant / too small. Approximately 100 we
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to floor for (2,500.00) x 1 = 2,500.00
 
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US Springfield Model 1847 Sappers & Miners Carbine417 - US Springfield Model 1847 Sappers & Miners Carbine
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26" barrel 69 caliber lock plated dated 1847.‘Sappers & Miners” model, was contracted by the Ordnance Department in March 1847. Produced by...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,500.00
Sold to floor for (1,100.00) x 1 = 1,100.00
 
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US Springfield Model 1842 Rifle & Bayonet418 - US Springfield Model 1842 Rifle & Bayonet
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Dated 1848
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,800.00
Sold to floor for (800.00) x 1 = 800.00
 
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US Springfield Model 1863 Musket419 - US Springfield Model 1863 Musket
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33" barrel
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to frankflint.. for (600.00 + 90.00) x 1 = 690.00
 
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US Springfield Model 1863 Musket420 - US Springfield Model 1863 Musket
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40" barrel
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (800.00) x 1 = 800.00
 
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Rare Confederate Fayetteville Armory Rifle 1864421 - Rare Confederate Fayetteville Armory Rifle 1864
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CSA marked Fayetteville 1864 lockplate. CSA marked brass buttplate. Carved star in stock, opposite of lockplate. 33" barrel
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 3,000.00 - 6,000.00
Sold to floor for (5,500.00) x 1 = 5,500.00
 
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Colt Texas Paterson No. 5 Holster Model Revolver422 - Colt Texas Paterson No. 5 Holster Model Revolver
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No. 5 Holster Model Texas Patterson. Modern replacement 9" octagon barrel, the rest of the gun is original. Engraved cylinder scene. Sometimes ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 5,000.00 - 10,000.00
Sold to floor for (6,000.00) x 1 = 6,000.00
 
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Colt Model 1848 Dragoon 3rd Model423 - Colt Model 1848 Dragoon 3rd Model
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7" barrel, backstrap notched for shoulder stock.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,500.00
Sold to floor for (2,000.00) x 1 = 2,000.00
 
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Civil War Presentation Engraved Manhattan Revolver424 - Civil War Presentation Engraved Manhattan Revolver
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Serial 6274 presentation engraved on the backstrap "Presented to Pvt. T. Collins from the personel of Co. H 143 Reg. N.Y. Inf. for Gallantry At...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,500.00
Sold to frankflint.. for (2,000.00 + 300.00) x 1 = 2,300.00
 
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Colt Model 1860 Army Revolver425 - Colt Model 1860 Army Revolver
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refiinished nickel, 8" bbl, backstrap/butt notched for shoulder stock. Lever pin is loose
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 600.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to flashjr for (1,000.00 + 150.00) x 1 = 1,150.00
 
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Rare Confederate Richmond Musket With Bayonet 1865426 - Rare Confederate Richmond Musket With Bayonet 1865
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Rare 1865 dated Confederate Richmond musket
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 3,000.00 - 6,000.00
Sold to floor for (4,000.00) x 1 = 4,000.00
 
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Confederate Richmond Rifle With Bayonet 1864427 - Confederate Richmond Rifle With Bayonet 1864
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Confederate Richmond Rifle With Bayonet 1864
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 3,000.00 - 6,000.00
Sold to floor for (3,000.00) x 1 = 3,000.00
 
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Confederate Richmond Musket 1862428 - Confederate Richmond Musket 1862
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Type II 33" barrel. Stock is in good condition
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 3,000.00 - 6,000.00
Sold to floor for (2,250.00) x 1 = 2,250.00
 
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Confederate Cook & Brothers 1864 Musketoon429 - Confederate Cook & Brothers 1864 Musketoon
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serial no. 3854 Lockplate marked Cook & Brother Athens, GA 1864 with flag. 21" barrel. Saddle ring bar has been ground off.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 3,000.00 - 6,000.00
Sold to floor for (6,500.00) x 1 = 6,500.00
 
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Confederate Carbine Converted Mississippi Rifle430 - Confederate Carbine Converted Mississippi Rifle
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Lock plate marked CSA 1863. Model 1841 Mississippi converted to carbine with 26" barrel
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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Confederate Unmarked Civil War Carbine431 - Confederate Unmarked Civil War Carbine
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Ring & trigger assembly is identical to Bilhars carbine.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to floor for (5,000.00) x 1 = 5,000.00
 
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Confederate Richmond Carbine 1863432 - Confederate Richmond Carbine 1863
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Type II lock plate
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 3,000.00 - 6,000.00
Sold to floor for (2,500.00) x 1 = 2,500.00
 
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US Springfield Model 1854 Carbine433 - US Springfield Model 1854 Carbine
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22" barrel
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,800.00
Sold to floor for (6,250.00) x 1 = 6,250.00
 
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Factory Engraved Manhattan .36 Revolver Cased434 - Factory Engraved Manhattan .36 Revolver Cased
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serial no. 28182 4.5" octagon barrel. Wood case carved on top with American Eagle inlay.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to flashjr for (1,600.00 + 240.00) x 1 = 1,840.00
 
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Cased Smith & Wesson Model 2 Army Revolver435 - Cased Smith & Wesson Model 2 Army Revolver
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.32 S&W long rim fire. Clear lettering, numerals and design on metal. Shipped from Smith & Wesson in January of 1869, with factory letter. S...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,800.00
Sold to floor for (1,300.00) x 1 = 1,300.00
 
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Smith & Wesson No. 2 Army Revolver436 - Smith & Wesson No. 2 Army Revolver
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serial no. 33813 6" octagon barrel
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to flashjr for (750.00 + 112.50) x 1 = 862.50
 
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Colt Model 1848 1st Model Dragoon Revolver437 - Colt Model 1848 1st Model Dragoon Revolver
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serial no. 2939
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
Sold to pearmont for (3,500.00 + 525.00) x 1 = 4,025.00
 
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Eli Whitney Navy Revolver .36 Square Trigger Guard438 - Eli Whitney Navy Revolver .36 Square Trigger Guard
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Serial no. 6321, square back trigger guard. All matching numbers. 7.5" octagon barrel
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (800.00) x 1 = 800.00
 
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Prototype Eli Whitney Pocket Model .31 Revolver439 - Prototype Eli Whitney Pocket Model .31 Revolver
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5" barrel marked K 18 square back trigger guard
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to floor for (500.00) x 1 = 500.00
 
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Rare HE Dimick 1851 Navy Revolver440 - Rare HE Dimick 1851 Navy Revolver
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Rare H.E. Dimick marked Navy revolver serial no. 574. Approximately 300 of these guns were originally made by Metropolitan Arms and sold through H. E.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to floor for (4,000.00) x 1 = 4,000.00
 
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Colt Model 1851 Navy441 - Colt Model 1851 Navy
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serial no. 89364 Ivory grips .36 caliber
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 Model 1851 Navy442 - Colt Model 1851 Navy
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serial no. 43111 7.5" octagon barrel, square back trigger guard. 2nd model. .36 caliber
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to floor for (1,200.00) x 1 = 1,200.00
 
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Engraved Colt Model 1860 Army .44443 - Engraved Colt Model 1860 Army .44
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Serial no. 31528, factory shows shipped to Lt. Col. G. D. Ramsay, U.S. War Department Washington Arsenal, February 15, 1862, in a shipment of 500 guns
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to floor for (1,200.00) x 1 = 1,200.00
 
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Colt Model 1860 Army .44 Revolver444 - Colt Model 1860 Army .44 Revolver
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serial no. 159833
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (750.00) x 1 = 750.00
 
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Colt Model 1862 Pocket Navy Revolver445 - Colt Model 1862 Pocket Navy Revolver
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serial no. 619
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,800.00
Sold to WonderWoman1 for (900.00 + 135.00) x 1 = 1,035.00
 
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Colt Model 1873 SAA Ivory Grips446 - Colt Model 1873 SAA Ivory Grips
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serial no. 85606 (backstrap numbered 149743)
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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Engraved Colt 1851 Navy Brevette447 - Engraved Colt 1851 Navy Brevette
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Ivory grips, 6.5" barrel, .36 cal.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to fc02590 for (600.00 + 90.00) x 1 = 690.00
 
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Engraved Colt Pocket Model Brevette Revolver448 - Engraved Colt Pocket Model Brevette Revolver
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4.75" octagon barrel, ivory grips
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to ask4gary for (450.00 + 67.50) x 1 = 517.50
 
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Colt Model 1873 Single Action Army .45449 - Colt Model 1873 Single Action Army .45
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7.5" barrel, one piece wood grips. Serial no. 34047, with factory letter, noting New York shipment December, 1876.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,500.00
Sold to terrypresta1 for (2,500.00 + 375.00) x 1 = 2,875.00
 
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U.S. Marked Colt Model 1873 Single Action Army .45450 - U.S. Marked Colt Model 1873 Single Action Army .45
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serial no. 13383 U.S. Marked 5.5" bbl, stag-horn grips
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,500.00
Sold to frankflint.. for (2,000.00 + 300.00) x 1 = 2,300.00
 
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