Bonhams & Butterfields 13315
Sale location: SAN FRANCISCO
Sale date: DECEMBER 06, 2005
Title, description: Antique Arms, Armor & Modern Sporting Guns
Including Property from;
The Succession of James U. Blanchard III
The Estate of Nicholas Schnell
The Collection of Larry Fredrick
The Estate of Harry H. Sefried II
There are 45 lots of tintypes & ambrotypes relating to Civil War soldiers from the Fredrick collection; many are lots of 2 or more so there are 51 illustrations of these.
A selection of Russian swords, shasqua and kindjal, Caucasian kindjals and other knives, US Calvary sabers & swords.
A great selection of all kinds of gun including these makers: Henry Model 1860 lever action rifles, Allen, Allen & Thurber, Allen & Wheelock, US Colt, US Remington, Smith & Wesson, Sharps & Hankins, Winchester, Sharps, Stevens, and many others.
Lots 2000-3061, full color, about 380 lots are illustrated, 180 pages.
Highlights: a custom engraved and gold plated Colt Model 1911A1 pistol belonging to Fidel Castro, a rare iron frame Henry Model 1860 lever action rifle, a US Model 1861 4 ½ inch siege rifle, a very rare 30/06 Winchester Sniper Rifle Type 2 Springfield bolt action rifle, a brass-tacked Enfield percussion carbine attributed to the Battle at Adobe Walls, an extremely rare Kelton prototype U.S. Springfield hammerless trapdoor rifle, a rare cased Morse Patent breech-loading gun and a cased sporting gun, a cased pair of Liege percussion pistols by M.J. Chaumont, a cased 12 gauge Westley Richards droplock ejector double barrel shotgun, a 12 gauge Westley Richards sidelock ejector double barrel shotgun, a 12 gauge Boss sidelock ejector double barrel shotgun, a cased pair of 12 gauge Churchill Premier grade sidelock ejector easy-opening shotguns with 2 extra set of barrels, a rare German Vierling by Emil R. Martin, a rare boxed Browning Midas Grade Superlight .410 over and under shotgun.
Front cover, back cover and some of the items in this sale are shown in the photo.