2017 Cowboy Con Auction

Auction Details

Holabird Western Americana Collections, LLC will conduct a 390-lot auction of Western Americana on Sunday, August 6th, starting at 12 high noon Pacific time, in the firm’s gallery at 3555 Airway Drive (Suite 309) in Reno. The event will be simulcast at the first-ever Cowboy-Con Convention, slated for Aug. 4-6 at the nearby Reno/Sparks Convention Center.

“This auction will include everything the novice or advanced collector needs, to outfit his or her cowboy dreams,” said Fred Holabird of Holabird Western Americana Collections, LLC. “We’ve got saddles, guns, Native American art and artifacts, and items relating to Pawnee Bill, including his wooden trunk, his Winchester model 94 rifle, a framed autograph and a profile photograph.”
SHIPPING & HANDLING: Shipping and Handling cannot be estimated prior to invoicing, based on the size and weight of your purchase. All shipping is subject to a minimum charge of $19.00. If additional shipping and handling costs are required, the buyer will be reinvoiced for the balance due. Items are not shipped until the invoice is completely paid. Many buyers purchase a number of lots. Every effort will be made to include all lots in a single shipping charge calculated to cover the weight and...
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Buffalo Bill Knife Sheaf and Knife1130 - Buffalo Bill Knife Sheaf and Knife
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3" x 9" sheath with blue, red and yellow beads on 1 side. Inscription on the sheath back reads "Carried by W. F. Cody "Buffalo B...
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Estimates : 3,500.00 - 6,500.00
Sold to t******V for (3,100.00 + 744.00) x 1 = 3,844.00
 
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Buffalo Bill's 1894 Guidon1131 - Buffalo Bill's 1894 Guidon
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A splendid cloth duidon with gray background. BBWWS 1894 and the left side border are in red, W. F. Cody is on the bottom white fabric.There are 2 s
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to t******f for (1,800.00 + 432.00) x 1 = 2,232.00
 
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Jack Crawford Autograph1132 - Jack Crawford Autograph
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Jack Crawford Autograph and photo, 5th cavalry scout-partner w/ Buffalo Bill Wild West Show. Captain Jack Crawford, known as "The Poet Scout&qu...
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Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (300.00 + 72.00) x 1 = 372.00
 
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W.F. Cody Black Beaded Gauntlet1133 - W.F. Cody Black Beaded Gauntlet
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Inside of guantlet is marked W. F. Cody 101 Ranch. The gloves are black and have a beaded floral design, The inside has a blue and white pattern. 6
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to t******V for (1,150.00 + 276.00) x 1 = 1,426.00
 
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101 Ranch .41 cal. Colt and beaded holster1134 - 101 Ranch .41 cal. Colt and beaded holster
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This Colt model 1877 Thunderer double action revolver marked in sterling silver "101" on the right grip, built in 1888. This Colt function...
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Estimates : 4,500.00 - 7,500.00
Sold to t******V for (4,000.00 + 960.00) x 1 = 4,960.00
 
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Buffalo Bill Cody's American Standard Tool Co. pistol1135 - Buffalo Bill Cody's American Standard Tool Co. pistol
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This is Buffalo Bill Cody's brass frame pistol made by the American Standard Tool Co. Newark, New Jersey and is inscribed as such. It is chamber...
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Estimates : 3,500.00 - 7,500.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (3,000.00 + 720.00) x 1 = 3,720.00
 
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Framed Pawnee Bill Autograph and Photo1136 - Framed Pawnee Bill Autograph and Photo
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Framed Pawnee Bill autograph and profile photo. Photo of Major Gorden W. Lillie/ "Pawnee Bill"/ 1860-1942. Autograph in black ink is GW...
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Start Price : 500.00 | Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Pawnee Bill Silver Headstall with Plaque1137 - Pawnee Bill Silver Headstall with Plaque
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From the Pawnee Bill collection. Early Navajo style with a 6.5" x 2" silver ornament. Silver headstall with ring bit. Pawnee Bill is st...
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Start Price : 1,250.00 | Estimates : 2,500.00 - 7,500.00
 
 
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Pawnee Bill's Wooden Travel Trunk1138 - Pawnee Bill's Wooden Travel Trunk
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A unique Pawnee Bill item, his wooden travel trunk! It measures 18.25" x 30" x 16.5". Buffalo Bill borrowed money from a banker in C...
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Start Price : 2,000.00 | Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Small Bust of Pawnee Bill1139 - Small Bust of Pawnee Bill
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White stone bust of Pawnee Bill, 6.5" x 3.75 inches. Some chips on shoulders and back of head. No maker. Pawnee Bill was born Gordon Willi...
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Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Oil Painting Portrait of Pawnee Bill1139a - Oil Painting Portrait of Pawnee Bill
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Framed oil portrait of Pawnee Bill (Major Gordon Lillie) in 30 x 35 inch wood frame. Repaired, but please see photo for damage. No artist signature, b
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Start Price : 1,000.00 | Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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May Lillie's World Champion Shooter 1893 Floebert .22 cal. target rifle1140 - May Lillie's World Champion Shooter 1893 Floebert .22 cal. target rifle
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This is the world famous May Lillie, wife of Pawnee Bill, Floebert .22 cal. rifle that she used in her exhibitions for the Pawnee Bill Wild West Show.
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Start Price : 4,250.00 | Estimates : 8,500.00 - 10,000.00
 
 
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Pawnee Bill's (Major G. W. Lillie) Winchester model 94 Deluxe1141 - Pawnee Bill's (Major G. W. Lillie) Winchester model 94 Deluxe
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This Winchester model 94 is Pawnee Bill's .30 cal. W.C.F. deluxe rifle. It has a 26 in. round barrel with a full length magazine tube, flip up g...
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Start Price : 12,500.00 | Estimates : 25,000.00 - 35,000.00
 
 
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1869 Sharps Long Range Rifle1142 - 1869 Sharps Long Range Rifle
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A J.P.LOWER marked Sharps 45-110 Caliber black powder cartridge classic sharps rifle. A military/civilian 3 barrel band long range Sharps rifle that w
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Start Price : 3,750.00 | Estimates : 7,500.00 - 9,500.00
 
 
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Albanian Blunderbuss boarding gun1143 - Albanian Blunderbuss boarding gun
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This Albanian Blunderbuss boarding gun is heavily gold wire inlay-ed the entire length of the barrel. The gun is 23 1/2 in. overall length and the bar
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to j******0 for (1,200.00 + 252.00) x 1 = 1,452.00
 
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Albanian Rat Tail smooth-bore pistol1144 - Albanian Rat Tail smooth-bore pistol
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This an antique Albanian rat-tail migulet flintlock pistol c 1750-1820. It is 19 3/4 in. overall length .61 cal. smooth-bore with a 12 5/8 in. steel b
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to j******0 for (550.00 + 115.50) x 1 = 665.50
 
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Allen and Wheelock Civil War Boot Pistol1145 - Allen and Wheelock Civil War Boot Pistol
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Allen and Wheelock 32 rim fire caliber black powder single shot boot pistol. Cartridge guns were just hitting the market at the beginning of the Civil
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Estimates : 350.00 - 550.00
Sold to t******V for (205.00 + 49.20) x 1 = 254.20
 
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American .30 cal. Luger with Swiss markings1146 - American .30 cal. Luger with Swiss markings
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This American Luger was built under a Swiss contract in 1900. It has a 41/2 in. pencil barrel with an American Seal of the Bald Eagle, shield of thirt
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Start Price : 900.00 | Estimates : 1,800.00 - 2,500.00
 
 
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American Bulldog .38 Saturday Night Special1147 - American Bulldog .38 Saturday Night Special
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American Bulldog 5 shot .38 caliber pistol. (Saturday Night Special) Double action/ single action 5 shot revolver. 2" Barrel. Beautiful hard ru...
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Start Price : 80.00 | Estimates : 165.00 - 265.00
 
 
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American Gun Co. New, York Victor model 12 ga.1148 - American Gun Co. New, York Victor model 12 ga.
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This is an American Gun Co. single barrel 30 in. shotgun that needs cleaning. It is an excellent black powder shotgun that functions well. Rare 19th C
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 3******f for (50.00 + 12.00) x 1 = 62.00
 
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Antique Colt Single Action Army 5 1/2in.  brl. holster rig1149 - Antique Colt Single Action Army 5 1/2in. brl. holster rig
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This right handed belt holster rig is a double loop design with a Cheyenne holster plug. This rare and beautiful 1880's and belt set has bullet ...
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Estimates : 350.00 - 600.00
Sold to B*****8 for (750.00 + 157.50) x 1 = 907.50
 
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Arisaka Model 99 Rifle and Model 38 Carbine1150 - Arisaka Model 99 Rifle and Model 38 Carbine
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There are two rifles in this lot; a Model 99 battle rifle and a model 38 jungle carbine. The Model 99 battle rifle is chambered for 7.7 mm S/N 238X
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Belgian .44 cal. screw barrel pocket pistol1151 - Belgian .44 cal. screw barrel pocket pistol
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This is a Belgian made single shot screw barrel pistol. The barrel is Damascus .44 cal. smooth-bore with Belgian proof marks; the frame is engraved on
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (250.00 + 60.00) x 1 = 310.00
 
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Belgian Brevette 4 barrel Pepperbox revolver1152 - Belgian Brevette 4 barrel Pepperbox revolver
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This is a .40 cal. Belgian Brevette double action pepperbox 4 barrel under-hammer revolver. c. 1830-1840's manufacture that needs mechanical wor...
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Start Price : 350.00 | Estimates : 700.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Beretta pistol model 1934 / F.B. Radom P.35 9MM semi-automatic pistols1153 - Beretta pistol model 1934 / F.B. Radom P.35 9MM semi-automatic pistols
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The Beretta model 1934 pistol: While in Sicily, Frank Ford picked-up from captured Italian soldiers this model 1934 .380 cal. semi-automatic pistol.
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (950.00 + 228.00) x 1 = 1,178.00
 
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Blunt & Sims .40 cal. single shot pocket pistol1154 - Blunt & Sims .40 cal. single shot pocket pistol
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This is a .40 cal. Blunt & Sims single shot pocket pistol. The frame, back strap and trigger guard are nicely engraved with a percussion side ha...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
Sold to 3***6 for (400.00 + 96.00) x 1 = 496.00
 
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British Blunderbuss from 1760, Ketland & Co.1155 - British Blunderbuss from 1760, Ketland & Co.
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A beautiful example of a wonderful early boarding weapon. This Flintlock Blunderbuss is 30 inches long with a beautiful 12 3/8 inch brass cannon style
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 4,500.00
Sold to j******0 for (1,300.00 + 273.00) x 1 = 1,573.00
 
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Cimarron's Repeating Arms Co.replica model 1866 Winchester1156 - Cimarron's Repeating Arms Co.replica model 1866 Winchester
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Model 1866 short rifle known as the "Yellow Boy" S/N W050XX. This beautiful arm is a 20 in. octagon barrel brass frame rifle in a carbine ...
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Start Price : 400.00 | Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Colt 1860 Army1157 - Colt 1860 Army
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Colt 1860 Army revolver. Rare "Mormon Avenging Angel" .44 caliber percussion 6 shot revolver with 1 piece oiled walnut grips. Serial Numbe...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
Sold to a******k for (1,350.00 + 324.00) x 1 = 1,674.00
 
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Colt model 1851 Navy pistol1158 - Colt model 1851 Navy pistol
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This is a Colt model 1851 Navy; 3rd design in .36 cal. S/N 203XXX all numbers matching 1867 manufacture that needs mechanical work. Very little cylin
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to a******k for (475.00 + 114.00) x 1 = 589.00
 
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Colt Single Action Army 2nd Generation 22 Matched Set1159 - Colt Single Action Army 2nd Generation 22 Matched Set
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Colt 2nd generation 22 caliber single action Armys that were made in 1961 and are only 55 serial numbers apart. Both arms are original nickel with nic
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to M*****4 for (650.00 + 136.50) x 1 = 786.50
 
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Crossman BB gun model 788 BB Scout1160 - Crossman BB gun model 788 BB Scout
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pump action BB gun S/N 8927350XX NOT TRANSFERABLE IN ALL MUNICIPALITIES. CHECK LOCAL ORDINANCES. State: City: Date: ID# 49659
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Crossman model 160 .22 cal. pellet gun1161 - Crossman model 160 .22 cal. pellet gun
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This Crossman 160 is .22 cal. with S331 target sights. This is an excellent target pellet gun that need TLC cleaning. NOT TRANSFERABLE TO ALL MUNIC
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Crossman model 788 BB scout1162 - Crossman model 788 BB scout
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This Crossman model 788 BB gun has a damaged butt stock. NOT TRANSFERABLE IN ALL MUNICIPALITIES. CHECK LOCAL ORDINANCES. State: City: Date: ID# 49
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Start Price : 10.00 | Estimates : 20.00 - 50.00
 
 
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Crossman pellet gun 760  pumpmanster .177 call.1163 - Crossman pellet gun 760 pumpmanster .177 call.
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pump pellet gun camo. painted S/N DA 0695199XX .177 CAL. State: City: Date: ID# 49658
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Start Price : 10.00 | Estimates : 25.00 - 50.00
 
 
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Daisy BB gun1164 - Daisy BB gun
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This is a Daisy BB gun with a muzzle feed magazine. factory black State: City: Date: ID# 49657
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Estimates : 25.00 - 50.00
Sold to 2*****s for (20.00 + 4.80) x 1 = 24.80
 
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Daisy model 660 toy gun1165 - Daisy model 660 toy gun
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This is a Daisy model 660 lever action toy gun. Original painted finish. NOT TRANSFERABLE IN ALL MUNICIPALITIES. CHECK LOCAL ORDINANCES. State: Cit
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Estimates : 25.00 - 50.00
Sold to a********r for (15.00 + 3.60) x 1 = 18.60
 
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Dog Scene and Floral Powder Flask1166 - Dog Scene and Floral Powder Flask
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Antique pewter powder flask with dog scene and floral design on both sides 6" long. Has strong brass spring and measuring spout. Several dings,...
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Estimates : 120.00 - 180.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (90.00 + 21.60) x 1 = 111.60
 
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E. Th. Steinecke German Hammer Under Lever Engraved Shotgun 16 ga.1167 - E. Th. Steinecke German Hammer Under Lever Engraved Shotgun 16 ga.
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This is a 16 ga. side by side E. Th. Steinecke shotgun. This gun was apparently a presentation shotgun with 10 coin style inlays in the butt-stock and
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Estimates : 500.00 - 750.00
Sold to q*********5 for (275.00 + 66.00) x 1 = 341.00
 
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Edison 12 shot starting pistol made in Italy1168 - Edison 12 shot starting pistol made in Italy
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12 shot starting revolver that is double action only and requires each round to be turned into place by hand, from the 50-60's era State: City:...
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Start Price : 10.00 | Estimates : 25.00 - 75.00
 
 
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EM-GE-Zella-Mahlis Thur pellet gun1169 - EM-GE-Zella-Mahlis Thur pellet gun
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This is a German pellet gun dating to 1940's or 1950's. This is a pump action .177 cal. is in excellent original vintage high quality German...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Enfield Cut Down .577 Sneider Musket1170 - Enfield Cut Down .577 Sneider Musket
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Originally and Enfield long barrel full stock musket, cut down to 26” barrel with a half stock conversion. Been converted to a first model Enfield swi
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to b******g for (110.00 + 26.40) x 1 = 136.40
 
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English Flintlock Pistol .52 cal. 18th-19th C1171 - English Flintlock Pistol .52 cal. 18th-19th C
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This is an English smooth-bore flintlock .52 cal. pistol. The barrel is 10 7/16 in. long half-octagon half-round with wedding band. There is a gold pr
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (400.00 + 96.00) x 1 = 496.00
 
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English Flintlock screw barrel pistol .47 cal.1172 - English Flintlock screw barrel pistol .47 cal.
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This is a .47 cal. English flintlock screw barrel pocket pistol. The barrel is cannon shaped in a steel frame and trigger-guard with brass grips; nice
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Estimates : 600.00 - 700.00
Sold to j******0 for (475.00 + 99.75) x 1 = 574.75
 
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Eureka pump action BB gun1173 - Eureka pump action BB gun
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This pump action BB gun is 36 in. long. It is a unique gun in that it has a pull ring for a trigger and guard. It also has a top-break action similar
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 2*****s for (100.00 + 24.00) x 1 = 124.00
 
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Flintlock Duelling Pistol1174 - Flintlock Duelling Pistol
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36 caliber fine quality unmarked Flintlock Duelling Pistol. Beautiful Tigerwood maple stock, Damascus style, 12 ½ inch Octagon barrel. Orignial...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (850.00 + 204.00) x 1 = 1,054.00
 
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Flowing Flintlock, T. Ketland1175 - Flowing Flintlock, T. Ketland
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Circa 1813-1830 British made T Ketland Co.·Fowling flintlock. Ketland arms have been found with various name markings on the guns the T Ketland...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (475.00 + 114.00) x 1 = 589.00
 
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French Chatellerault model 1822 pistol1176 - French Chatellerault model 1822 pistol
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This model 1822 French Chatellerault pistol is percussion (assumed to be converted from flintlock) in .69. cal. smooth-bore. It is a Calvary model wit
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to j******0 for (350.00 + 73.50) x 1 = 423.50
 
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German Flintlock Pistol .60 cal.1177 - German Flintlock Pistol .60 cal.
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This German flintlock is a .60 cal. smooth-bore pistol with a steel 12 in. barrel and is 19 in. overall length. This is an early example of flintlock
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to j******0 for (750.00 + 157.50) x 1 = 907.50
 
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H. Piper 380 Caliber Marksman Black Powder Rifle1178 - H. Piper 380 Caliber Marksman Black Powder Rifle
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1880's target rifle. Single shot with 28” octagon barrel. Nice checkered fore-end stock and semi pistol grip with checkered hard rubber butt pie...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 700.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (200.00 + 48.00) x 1 = 248.00
 
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