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49. Double barrel Irish percussion pocket pistol. -1/2”

Superposed barrels, revolving by hand. Disappearing trigger. Mark: Kavanaugh, Dublin”.

50. Marston 3-barrel pistol. ”

Breech-loading, .32 calibre. Indicator on right side of frame.
Inoperative, but in good condition otherwise.

51. Five-shot Manhattan arms Co. Pepperbox. -1/2”

A close replica of the Allen. In excellent condition. .31 Cal.

52. Small Philadelphia Derringer. L.

Checkered grip, cap-box in butt. A facsimile of the pistol used by J.
Wilkes Booth to assassinate Abraham Lincoln.

53. Cooper five-shot revolver. ”

Percussion. Double action, .31 Cal. This is the early Pittsburg revolver, not to be confused with arms of the same type made at Philadelphia. Rare. Resembles the Colt 1849 Model, except that trigger is in center of trigger-guard.

54. Peculiar double action revolver. ”

Percussion. Similar in action to a pepperbox. Marked “Ell’s Patent.” The cataloguer has never before seen a pistol of this type. Good condition. .31 Cal. Purchased in a Philadelphia pawn-shop, and said to be a favorite arm of the Negroes in that city at one time.

55. Reid’sMy FriendKnuckle-Duster.

Seven shots, .22 Cal. Good order, except that cylinder does not revolve.

56. Another.

Similar except for a slight difference of engraving and a catch under cylinder.

57. UNDERHAMMER pistol. -1/2”

Has seen rough service. No marks.

58. Double barrel percussion pistol. ”

Broken, rusty and with all working parts except one spring missing.
Barrels side by side.

59. Tiny .22 Pistol. -1/2”

One of the lightest pistols the cataloguer has ever seen. These ineffectual weapons are sold in large numbers on the waterfront of Genoa, where the owner acquired this specimen.

60. Heavy double barrel percussion pistol. -1/2”

Superposed barrels, two hammers and nipples. Bronze frame and steel barrels. About 10-bore. Excellent condition. Evidently French, though it was bought in a Philadelphia pawn-shop.

61. Derringer pocket rifle. L. (over all) 28”

Shoulder-stock attached. Quite similar in design to the ordinary pocket Derringer, but has a long barrel (octagon), a ramrod and ramrod rib. Peep rear sight. Front sight missing. Very rare. In good condition.

62. Pair of English pocket pistols. ”

Silver butt-plates, silver lion-masque butt-caps, much of original blueing remains. In the best of condition. Mark, “Doody”. From Krider’s Gunshop, Philadelphia.

63. Old PINFIRE revolver -1/2”

64. Fine silver-mounted Turkish pistol. ”

Barrel and lock of English manufacture, the later having a sliding safety and being stamped “Mortimer”, but the rest is Turkish. Stock is of some dark, hard Oriental wood, probably olive, and is covered with fine silver-wire inlay. All mountings are of silver, beautifully sculptured and engraved and bear curious Turkish hallmarks. As the ramrods for these pistols were carried about the neck to facilitate loading on horseback, they were frequently made without ramrods attached. This pistol, like the following one, is furnished with a dummy or imitation rod. English proof-marks on barrel. Gold breech-band. In the best of possible condition and a really beautiful specimen. From the Austin collection.

65. Silver-mounted Arabian flintlock pistol. ”

Mountings entirely of silver. Stock covered with silver inlay in wire, dot and leaf-and-flower design. Arabian armorer’s marks in gold on barrel. Fine. From the Austin collection.

66. French army pistol, model of 1777. -1/2”

Flintlock. Calibre, 11/16 inch. Mark on lock, “Mauberge”. This pistol may have come to this country with Lafayette’s expedition. It has been neatly though incorrectly restored and is hence unreliable as a source of information.

67. Colt percussion revolver, cal. .31. ”

1849 Model, five shot, bright finish, trigger-guard and back-strap silvered. Mark, “Address Samuel Colt, etc.” Note the absence of title “Col.” in mark. Rare with this omission. Good order.

68. U. S. Percussion army pistol, Model of 1842. ”

Marks on lockplate illegible, but enough can be deciphered to show that it was made by H. Aston, of Middleton, Conn. Ramrod not original, and swivel is missing, but otherwise the pistol is in good shooting order.

69. Unusual set of Devisme revolvers.

Contained in ebony case, 13” x 7”, lined with purple velvet. Fitted compartments, containing a large six-shot belt revolver of Devisme’s invention, about .45 calibre, a seven-shot .22 calibre Smith & Wesson pocket revolver and accessories and ammunition. On the inside of the lid, in gold letters, “Devisme, 56, Boulevard des Italiens, Paris.” This is a most unusual combination of a belt and a pocket revolver in the same case. The little pistol is marked with the name, address and patent dates of the Smith & Wesson company and also with “Claudin, Brevete a Paris, Boulevard des Italiens, 38”. Extremely rare and in almost new condition.

70. Pair of percussion holster pistols. ”

Silver name-plates and key-plates, beautifully checkered grips, twist steel barrels and ramrod ribbs, swivel ramrods. Barrels are extraordinarily heavy, of about .50 calibre. Smooth bore. Spur trigger-guards and horn tipped fore-ends. Mark, on lockplates and barrels, “Champion, Chichester.” These pistols were apparently at one time cased, for they are accompanied by cleaning rod with detachable head, nipple-wrench, bullet mould and combination powder and cap flask. All in new condition.

71. Single-shot breech-loading pistol. ”

The only one of the sort that the cataloguer has ever seen. Probably an inventor’s model. No marks anywhere on it. Stud on the left side of barrel opens the piece when pushed forward. About .40 cal.

72. U. S. Army Luger automatic. ”

Calibre, 7.65 mm. A thousand of these arms were purchased by the Government in 1901 for experimental purposes, with the view of making them standard army equipment. They were found to be deficient in stopping power, due to their small calibre, and were for the most part sold to Bannerman & Co., of New York. Differences from the ordinary commercial Luger are as follows: one inch longer barrel, grip of black walnut, U. S. coat of arms stamped on receiver, and thumb-safety is reversed. Curiously enough, this particular pistol was purchased from a gunsmith by W. Fall Gardner, of New York City, while at Wiesbaden, Germany, in 1920, and while with the American Army of Occupation. It is interesting to speculate how the weapon found its way back to the country of its origin. Rare.

73. BootjackPistol”. ”

A cast brass folding bootjack, resembling an old style percussion pocket pistol when closed. Rare.