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Ernest Hemingway's Winchester Model 61 Pump-Action Rifle

ERNEST HEMINGWAY’S WINCHESTER MODEL 61 PUMP-ACTION RIFLE.

Serial no. 203648 for 1954, .22 caliber 24 inch round blued barrel. Grooved fore-end. Checkered steel buttplate. Together with sleeve. WITH: Express Transport Co., Ltd. … Nairobi ID tag with “Hemingway” written in ink, originally affixed to canvas rifle case. AND WITH: Printed firearms registration form for this gun, the Kenya Police accomplished in manuscript by Ernest Hemingway, 1 p, 5 x 5 inches, Nairobi, Kenya, July 29, 1957, creasing and thumbing. AND WITH: A group of 9 gelatin silver print photographs of Hemingway, c.1954, most with news service stamps or snipes on the verso.

Provenance: purchased by Hemingway at Abercrombie & Fitch, c. 1953 and used on safari in Nairobi that year; recorded by serial number on a Kenyan registration form for Ernest Hemingway, July 29, 1957 (see 3rd item above); consigned or sold to Abercrombie & Fitch by the estate of Ernest Hemingway, 1963 (letter dated July 22, 1963); purchased by Karl Leonhardt; sold to Jim and Theresa Earle, June 1974.

Literature: Calabi, Silvio, et al. Hemingway’s Guns: The Sporting Arms of Ernest Hemingway, pp 198-199.

HEMINGWAY’S FAVORITE .22.

In 1953-54, Ernest and Mary Hemingway embarked on a months-long safari in Kenya, which was marred by the Mau Mau uprising and two plane crashes in two days. One of Hemingway’s last works, not published in his lifetime, was a slightly fictionalized version of the safari that he referred to as “the Africa book.”  His son Patrick edited it and released it for publication in 1999 as True at First Light.

The purpose of the safari was to hunt, and the Hemingways brought an arsenal with them, according to Mary Hemingway.  In a typed note to the new owner of the .22, she explains, “We had 18 to 20 guns with us on that 1953-54 Safari, including shotguns and various rifles from little .22’s to big 376 elephant guns, which neither of us used on elephants. Our favorite .22 was a light pump-action gun which held, if I recall, 15 short-nose shells in the tube which lived under the barrel. Ernest would have used this or any other .22 on small beasts such as bush-babies, rodents, or snakes, and also, on guinea fowl, which are such cleaver [sic] birds, they know shot-gun ranges and keep outside them.  With a .22, you have to shoot them in the head, of course, which calls for pretty good marksmanship, since they keep moving all the time.”

The 1957 Kenya registration for this gun was likely engineered by Denis Zaphiro, game warden of the Kaijado District of Kenya, who visited the Hemingways in Cuba in July of 1957.

We do not sell post 1898 firearms to California residents unless they have a valid FFL or Relic and Curio license. Old West Gun Room in El Cerrito, CA will handle all in state and out of state transfers. His fees are $100 per gun plus any applicable shipping charges. By purchasing this lot you agree that you will be solely responsible for compliance with all applicable Legal Requirements governing the purchase, sale, transfer and shipping of Firearms. The Firearms must be shipped only to a Federal Firearms License holder (“FFL Holder”). You must transmit a copy of your (or your FFL Holder’s) license to the seller before the Firearms can be shipped. You must make arrangements with an FFL  Holder before placing a bid. It is very important that you contact an FFL Holder before placing a bid in order to verify the complete cost of the transfer, the legality of the item in your area, and to make sure you qualify to pass any required background checks. “Firearms” shall have the meaning provided under the Gun Control Act of 1968, 18 U.S.C. 101 et seq. “Legal Requirements” means all applicable legal requirements for the sale, transfer and transport of the item, including but not limited to statutes, regulations and/or requirements of any country, state locality, province, municipality or other government authority or regulatory entity regarding sales or auctions, the sale and/or transfer of the item, export or import control, taxation, duties or tariffs, and licensing of brokers and dealers. 

 

 

Starting Price: $25,000
Estimate: $50,000 - $100,000
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Wyatt Earp's Harrington & Richardson Break Top Revolver

WYATT EARP’S HARRINGTON & RICHARDSON BREAK TOP REVOLVER.

Serial no. 147, .32 caliber 3 1/8 inch nickeled barrel, the sighted rib with maker’s mark and patent dates. Hard rubber checkered grips with bulls-eye target monogram. Condition: Very Fine. With some nickel losses to barrel, cylinder and frame.

Provenance: gift of Josephine Earp to Harrison Leussler (letter dated August 5, 1933); by descent to Leussler’s widow Margaret; sold via Enrico Saccone to Jim and Theresa Earle, March 1978.

WYATT EARP’S LAST REVOLVER. 

After Earp’s death, his widow Josephine took a keen interest in the writing of Earp’s biography by historian Stuart Lake.  She had many talks with Harrison Leussler, who worked for publisher Houghton Mifflin, and who was able to give her confidence in the quality of Lake’s work.  According to a letter from Leussler’s widow Margaret dated August 9, 1978, the Leusslers invited Josephine Earp to visit them in Palm Springs.  When she arrived, she made a gift of the present gun and the pair of binoculars.  In a letter dated August 5, 1933, she references the gift, saying “I hope you were afforded the most enjoyment in the use of Mr. Earp’s field glasses and revolver which I let you have.”

In the years after Tombstone, the Earps moved about the country, spending time in San Diego, Alaska, and other boom towns, earning fortunes and losing them.  He and Josephine spent their later years in Los Angeles, where he did consulting for both law enforcement and the movies.  This gun, which was manufactured sometime around 1900 (the H&R company was founded in 1899), dates from Earp’s later, post-lawman years. We do not sell post 1898 firearms to California residents unless they have a valid FFL or Relic and Curio license. Old West Gun Room in El Cerrito, CA will handle all in state and out of state transfers. His fees are $100 per gun plus any applicable shipping charges. By purchasing this lot you agree that you will be solely responsible for compliance with all applicable Legal Requirements governing the purchase, sale, transfer and shipping of Firearms. The Firearms must be shipped only to a Federal Firearms License holder (“FFL Holder”). You must transmit a copy of your (or your FFL Holder’s) license to the seller before the Firearms can be shipped. You must make arrangements with an FFL  Holder before placing a bid. It is very important that you contact an FFL Holder before placing a bid in order to verify the complete cost of the transfer, the legality of the item in your area, and to make sure you qualify to pass any required background checks. “Firearms” shall have the meaning provided under the Gun Control Act of 1968, 18 U.S.C. 101 et seq. “Legal Requirements” means all applicable legal requirements for the sale, transfer and transport of the item, including but not limited to statutes, regulations and/or requirements of any country, state locality, province, municipality or other government authority or regulatory entity regarding sales or auctions, the sale and/or transfer of the item, export or import control, taxation, duties or tariffs, and licensing of brokers and dealers.  

 

Starting Price: $37,500
Estimate: $75,000 - $100,000
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Cole Younger's Colt Bisley Single Action Army Revolver

COLE YOUNGER’S COLT BISLEY SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER.

Serial no. 194564 for 1900, .38 WCF caliber 5 1/2 inch round barrel marked Bisley Model and stamped .38 W.C.F.  Hard rubber rampant Colt grips. 

Provenance: gift of Cole Younger to Pauline Younger, wife of his cousin (affidavit dated 1943); sold to Richard Riss II, in 1943 and exhibited by him at How the West Was Won Memorial Museum in Custer City, SD until its liquidation sale, September 12, 1973; purchased by John J. Kennedy of Atlantic Beach, FL; sold to Jim and Theresa Earle, February 1991.

The 1943 affidavit by Pauline Younger reads: “that Thomas Coleman (Cole) Younger, brother of Jim, Bob and John, sons of Judge Harry Younger of Lees Summit, Missouri resided with his cousin Marcus Coleman (Scout) Younger at intervals from 1906 until his death in 1916 and presented me, Pauline Younger, wife of Scout Younger, with his gun a Colt .38 Cal. Bisley model #194,564 for a keepsake.  This gun has been in my continuous possession from 1906 to this date.”  Present also is a second affidavit of Edwina Lee Henry testifying to the truthfulness of Pauline Younger’s statement. 

Cole Younger was a Bushwacker with William Quantrill and Bloody Bill Anderson during the Civil War. After the war, he and his brothers robbed banks with Jesse and Frank James. In 1876, Younger and his brothers, Jim and Bob, were captured after the failed attempt to rob a bank in Northfield, Minnesota. They were sentenced to life in prison at the Minnesota Territorial Prison in Stillwater. Cole Younger was pardoned in 1901 and spent his last years monetizing his fame, writing a memoir and embarking on a lecture tour with Frank James.  During those final years, he lived at least part time at his cousin’s house, and at some point gifted this gun (which he could only have acquired after his pardon, since it dates from 1900) to his cousin’s wife. We do not sell post 1898 firearms to California residents unless they have a valid FFL or Relic and Curio license. Old West Gun Room in El Cerrito, CA will handle all in state and out of state transfers. His fees are $100 per gun plus any applicable shipping charges. By purchasing this lot you agree that you will be solely responsible for compliance with all applicable Legal Requirements governing the purchase, sale, transfer and shipping of Firearms. The Firearms must be shipped only to a Federal Firearms License holder (“FFL Holder”). You must transmit a copy of your (or your FFL Holder’s) license to the seller before the Firearms can be shipped. You must make arrangements with an FFL  Holder before placing a bid. It is very important that you contact an FFL Holder before placing a bid in order to verify the complete cost of the transfer, the legality of the item in your area, and to make sure you qualify to pass any required background checks. “Firearms” shall have the meaning provided under the Gun Control Act of 1968, 18 U.S.C. 101 et seq. “Legal Requirements” means all applicable legal requirements for the sale, transfer and transport of the item, including but not limited to statutes, regulations and/or requirements of any country, state locality, province, municipality or other government authority or regulatory entity regarding sales or auctions, the sale and/or transfer of the item, export or import control, taxation, duties or tariffs, and licensing of brokers and dealers.  

 

 

Starting Price: $37,500
Estimate: $75,000 - $100,000
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Pat Garrett's Winchester Model 1895 Lever Action Rifle

PAT GARRETT’S WINCHESTER MODEL 1895 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

Serial no. 25530 for 1899, .30 US caliber 28 inch round blued barrel. Ramped rear-sight. Schnabel fore-end with ebony insert. Gold (?) plaque engraved in script Pat Garrett / Las Cruces. Condition: Very Good to Fine. Thinning blue to barrel and frame. Stock with marks commensurate with age.

Provenance: descended through the family to Jarvis Garrett; sold to Calvin Moerbe of Round Rock, TX, 1978 (letter dated August 20, 1983); sold to Jim and Theresa Earle, July 1983 at Round Rock.

Publications: Guns of the Gunfighters, p 164 (pictured with Jarvis Garrett).

We do not sell post 1898 firearms to California residents unless they have a valid FFL or Relic and Curio license. Old West Gun Room in El Cerrito, CA will handle all in state and out of state transfers. His fees are $100 per gun plus any applicable shipping charges. By purchasing this lot you agree that you will be solely responsible for compliance with all applicable Legal Requirements governing the purchase, sale, transfer and shipping of Firearms. The Firearms must be shipped only to a Federal Firearms License holder (“FFL Holder”). You must transmit a copy of your (or your FFL Holder’s) license to the seller before the Firearms can be shipped. You must make arrangements with an FFL  Holder before placing a bid. It is very important that you contact an FFL Holder before placing a bid in order to verify the complete cost of the transfer, the legality of the item in your area, and to make sure you qualify to pass any required background checks. “Firearms” shall have the meaning provided under the Gun Control Act of 1968, 18 U.S.C. 101 et seq. “Legal Requirements” means all applicable legal requirements for the sale, transfer and transport of the item, including but not limited to statutes, regulations and/or requirements of any country, state locality, province, municipality or other government authority or regulatory entity regarding sales or auctions, the sale and/or transfer of the item, export or import control, taxation, duties or tariffs, and licensing of brokers and dealers. In his 1983 letter of documentation, Jarvis Garrett describes the present gun as belonging to his father, lawman Pat Garrett, mentioning that “the lawman used this rifle during hunting trips into the mountains near his Las Cruces, New Mexico, ranch.”

Starting Price: $20,000
Estimate: $40,000 - $60,000
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Tom Mix's Composed Pair of Cole Agee Custom Engraved Colt Single Action Army Revolvers

TOM MIX’S COMPOSED PAIR OF COLE AGEE CUSTOM ENGRAVED COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVERS.

.38 caliber, serial nos. 298553 for 1907 and 336215 for 1917. Both with 5 1/2 inch round sighted barrels marked .38. The gold-plated revolver with characteristic Agee cattle brand engraving, the backstrap with 101.  The other revolver with coin finish, the backstrap marked HHW. Right grips of both with TM monograms.

Provenance: gift of Tom Mix to Colonel William O. Mueller, July 1937 (affidavit of Mueller dated February 21, 1991); sold to Jim and Theresa Earle, February 1991.

 Colonel William O. Mueller was introduced to Western star Tom Mix in 1920. From then on, he visited him regularly and the two worked together in Wild West shows including the 101 Ranch show.  In his affidavit accompanying the set, Mueller writes: “Tom had Colt 298,553 engraved, gold-plated, and fitted with  … grips in which is carved and enamelled his brand (‘TM’ in a diamond) by Cole Agee of Fort Worth in December 1933.  Tom Mix gave me this gun in July of 1937 in Hollywood as a personal gift along with a second gun: a matching, silver-plated, Agee-engraved Colt (SN 336,215) … both of these guns have been in my possession from July 1937 until February 1991 when I sold them to James H. Earle of College Station, Texas.”

We do not sell post 1898 firearms to California residents unless they have a valid FFL or Relic and Curio license. Old West Gun Room in El Cerrito, CA will handle all in state and out of state transfers. His fees are $100 per gun plus any applicable shipping charges. By purchasing this lot you agree that you will be solely responsible for compliance with all applicable Legal Requirements governing the purchase, sale, transfer and shipping of Firearms. The Firearms must be shipped only to a Federal Firearms License holder (“FFL Holder”). You must transmit a copy of your (or your FFL Holder’s) license to the seller before the Firearms can be shipped. You must make arrangements with an FFL  Holder before placing a bid. It is very important that you contact an FFL Holder before placing a bid in order to verify the complete cost of the transfer, the legality of the item in your area, and to make sure you qualify to pass any required background checks. “Firearms” shall have the meaning provided under the Gun Control Act of 1968, 18 U.S.C. 101 et seq. “Legal Requirements” means all applicable legal requirements for the sale, transfer and transport of the item, including but not limited to statutes, regulations and/or requirements of any country, state locality, province, municipality or other government authority or regulatory entity regarding sales or auctions, the sale and/or transfer of the item, export or import control, taxation, duties or tariffs, and licensing of brokers and dealers. 

 

 

Starting Price: $10,000
Estimate: $20,000 - $40,000
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Tom Mix's Colt Officer's Model Flat Top Target Revolver

TOM MIX’S COLT OFFICERS MODEL FLAT TOP TARGET REVOLVER.

Serial no. 567209 for 1927, .38 caliber 6 in round barrel. Raised adjustable front. Sight. Blued finish with bold foliate scroll engraving overall. Swing-out cylinder. Mother-of-pearl grips with Rampant Colt medallions. 

Provenance: gift of Tom Mix to Juan Stockmeyer, 1935 (letter dated September 24, 1973); sold to Ron Peterson of Albuquerque, September 1973; sold to Jim and Theresa Earle at the Beinfeld’s Sahara Gun Show, Las Vegas, June 1974.

Stockmeyer’s letter dated September 24, 1973 explains the gun’s provenance: “Sold this day to Ron Peterson … one Colt Officers Model Target Revolver caliber .38 special, engraved blue finish, with pearl  grips … I Juan Stockmeyer, received the above pistol from ‘Tom Mix’ in 1935 after I had been a guest at his home and admired the pistol. Tom told me at that time he had received the pistol as a gift from Wm. Randolph Hearst.” Juan Stockmeyer (1902-1977) was a prominent El Paso banker and gun collector who moved in rarefied circles.

We do not sell post 1898 firearms to California residents unless they have a valid FFL or Relic and Curio license. Old West Gun Room in El Cerrito, CA will handle all in state and out of state transfers. His fees are $100 per gun plus any applicable shipping charges. By purchasing this lot you agree that you will be solely responsible for compliance with all applicable Legal Requirements governing the purchase, sale, transfer and shipping of Firearms. The Firearms must be shipped only to a Federal Firearms License holder (“FFL Holder”). You must transmit a copy of your (or your FFL Holder’s) license to the seller before the Firearms can be shipped. You must make arrangements with an FFL  Holder before placing a bid. It is very important that you contact an FFL Holder before placing a bid in order to verify the complete cost of the transfer, the legality of the item in your area, and to make sure you qualify to pass any required background checks. “Firearms” shall have the meaning provided under the Gun Control Act of 1968, 18 U.S.C. 101 et seq. “Legal Requirements” means all applicable legal requirements for the sale, transfer and transport of the item, including but not limited to statutes, regulations and/or requirements of any country, state locality, province, municipality or other government authority or regulatory entity regarding sales or auctions, the sale and/or transfer of the item, export or import control, taxation, duties or tariffs, and licensing of brokers and dealers. 

Starting Price: $7,500
Estimate: $15,000 - $20,000
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Tom Mix's Colt Single Action Army Revolver

TOM MIX’S COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER.

Serial no. 352705 for 1929, .32 WCF caliber 5 1/2 inch round blued barrel. Case hardened frame. Custom checkered wood grips. Condition: Very Fine to Excellent with generous traces of color.  

Provenance: gift of Tom Mix to Constable Ed Echols, 1940; sold to Haskell Proper, 1952 (affidavit signed June 18, 1952); sold to Mel Torme, December 1986; sold by Torme via John Gangel Auctions, June 2000, to Jim and Theresa Earle; Colt factory letter dated August 10, 1984, signed by M.S. Huber, and confirming that this gun was shipped to Los Angeles in 1929.

TOM MIX’S LAST COLT.

Tom Mix was Hollywood’s first cowboy star, and his expertise at riding and roping lent authenticity to his screen performances.  His career peaked during the silent era, though he did continue to work after the advent of sound.  He died tragically in a car accident while driving between Tuscon and Phoenix in 1940.

According to an affidavit present with this lot, Mix gave the present gun to Constable Ed Echols of Tuscon the day before he died.  Echols (1879-1969) was elected Sheriff for 5 consecutive terms beginning in 1936.  In his private life he was known as “Mr. Rodeo,” having been a rodeo champion in his youth. In addition to Mix, Echols was also a close friend of fellow Hollywood cowboy Will Rogers. In 1952, Echols sold the present gun to a colleague, who later sold it to jazz vocalist Mel Torme, who in 2000 consigned the gun to auction where it was purchased by the Earles.

In a 1986 letter to Mel Torme, Proper relays the history of the gun as told to him by Echols: “Ed Echols told me that this revolver belonged to Tom Mix and was presented to him by some employees at the Fox Movie Studio. Ed further mentioned that Tom Mix had sustained a broken wrist in falls from his horse and other stunt work. That was the reason he could only shoot a 32-20 rather than a 45 in his later years, and that the special hammer was shortened for his broken thumb.”

We do not sell post 1898 firearms to California residents unless they have a valid FFL or Relic and Curio license. Old West Gun Room in El Cerrito, CA will handle all in state and out of state transfers. His fees are $100 per gun plus any applicable shipping charges. By purchasing this lot you agree that you will be solely responsible for compliance with all applicable Legal Requirements governing the purchase, sale, transfer and shipping of Firearms. The Firearms must be shipped only to a Federal Firearms License holder (“FFL Holder”). You must transmit a copy of your (or your FFL Holder’s) license to the seller before the Firearms can be shipped. You must make arrangements with an FFL  Holder before placing a bid. It is very important that you contact an FFL Holder before placing a bid in order to verify the complete cost of the transfer, the legality of the item in your area, and to make sure you qualify to pass any required background checks. “Firearms” shall have the meaning provided under the Gun Control Act of 1968, 18 U.S.C. 101 et seq. “Legal Requirements” means all applicable legal requirements for the sale, transfer and transport of the item, including but not limited to statutes, regulations and/or requirements of any country, state locality, province, municipality or other government authority or regulatory entity regarding sales or auctions, the sale and/or transfer of the item, export or import control, taxation, duties or tariffs, and licensing of brokers and dealers.  

Starting Price: $3,500
Estimate: $7,000 - $10,000
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General Leonard Wood's Colt Police Revolver

GENERAL LEONARD WOOD’S COLT POLICE REVOLVER.

Serial no. 4107, .38 caliber 5 inch round blued barrel the left side with attached plaque engraved GENERAL WOOD. Blued frame. Mother of pearl grips. In presentation case.
Condition: Fine. Thinning and loss of blue to barrel and frame. Small chip on inside of front toe of left grip.

Provenance: gifted to General Wood by US Army in Vera Cruz, May 6, 1914 (presentation plaque); by descent to his heirs; sold to Ray Smith of Santa Fe, NM; Sold to Bill Smythe of Albuquerque; sold to John Wilson of Pyote, TX; sold to Jim and Theresa Earle, February, 1974 (John Wilson letter dated February 17, 1974).

General Leonard Wood was a physician and Army officer who served in the Arizona Territory and New Mexico before being assigned as personal physician to Grover Cleveland and William McKinley.  During the Spanish-American War he and Theodore Roosevelt organized the Rough Riders, and he later served in the Philippines. He was named Army Chief of Staff in 1910, serving until 1914, and afterwards he was heavily involved in the “Preparedness Movement,” which led to, among other things, the introduction of the Selective Service. 

Among Jim Earle’s documentation is a note from Wood’s biographer reporting that he could find no evidence of General Wood traveling to Vera Cruz in May of 1914.  It may be that the Army brass in Vera Cruz, established there after the US occupation of that city which began in April of that year, may have commissioned and sent this gun to General Wood on the occasion of his retirement as Army Chief of Staff.

We do not sell post 1898 firearms to California residents unless they have a valid FFL or Relic and Curio license. Old West Gun Room in El Cerrito, CA will handle all in state and out of state transfers. His fees are $100 per gun plus any applicable shipping charges. By purchasing this lot you agree that you will be solely responsible for compliance with all applicable Legal Requirements governing the purchase, sale, transfer and shipping of Firearms. The Firearms must be shipped only to a Federal Firearms License holder (“FFL Holder”). You must transmit a copy of your (or your FFL Holder’s) license to the seller before the Firearms can be shipped. You must make arrangements with an FFL  Holder before placing a bid. It is very important that you contact an FFL Holder before placing a bid in order to verify the complete cost of the transfer, the legality of the item in your area, and to make sure you qualify to pass any required background checks. “Firearms” shall have the meaning provided under the Gun Control Act of 1968, 18 U.S.C. 101 et seq. “Legal Requirements” means all applicable legal requirements for the sale, transfer and transport of the item, including but not limited to statutes, regulations and/or requirements of any country, state locality, province, municipality or other government authority or regulatory entity regarding sales or auctions, the sale and/or transfer of the item, export or import control, taxation, duties or tariffs, and licensing of brokers and dealers. 

Starting Price: $10,000
Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000
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William S. Hart's Colt Single Action Army Revolver

WILLIAM S. HART’S COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER.

Serial no. 290974 for 1907, .44-40 caliber 4 ¾ inch sighted round barrel with maker’s address the left side marker COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER. New York style engraving with backstrap “Wm. S. Hart.” Mother of pearl grips. 

Provenance: gift of William S. Hart to Dr. Roy S. Horton of Santa Ana, CA, c.1935; by descent to his heirs (affidavit dated August 12, 1974); sold at Sotheby Parke Bernet, American & European Firearms & Edged Weapons, Los Angeles, July 8, 1974, lot 28, to Jim and Theresa Earle; Colt factory letter dated April 13, 1976 and signed by M.S. Huber.

The original Sotheby’s description for this gun mentions that though the barrel is .44-40, “the cylinder is chambered for .38-40, which may indicate the gun was used by Mr. Hart for firing blank cartridges during the course of the filming of Westerns.” Dr. Roy S. Horton was the first president of the Southern California Gun Collectors Association.  Present with this lot is a gelatin silver print photograph of Hart, Horton, and other Southern California gun collectors.

We do not sell post 1898 firearms to California residents unless they have a valid FFL or Relic and Curio license. Old West Gun Room in El Cerrito, CA will handle all in state and out of state transfers. His fees are $100 per gun plus any applicable shipping charges. By purchasing this lot you agree that you will be solely responsible for compliance with all applicable Legal Requirements governing the purchase, sale, transfer and shipping of Firearms. The Firearms must be shipped only to a Federal Firearms License holder (“FFL Holder”). You must transmit a copy of your (or your FFL Holder’s) license to the seller before the Firearms can be shipped. You must make arrangements with an FFL  Holder before placing a bid. It is very important that you contact an FFL Holder before placing a bid in order to verify the complete cost of the transfer, the legality of the item in your area, and to make sure you qualify to pass any required background checks. “Firearms” shall have the meaning provided under the Gun Control Act of 1968, 18 U.S.C. 101 et seq. “Legal Requirements” means all applicable legal requirements for the sale, transfer and transport of the item, including but not limited to statutes, regulations and/or requirements of any country, state locality, province, municipality or other government authority or regulatory entity regarding sales or auctions, the sale and/or transfer of the item, export or import control, taxation, duties or tariffs, and licensing of brokers and dealers. 

Starting Price: $4,000
Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000
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Pat Garrett's American Arms Company Break Top Revolver

PAT GARRETT’S AMERICAN ARMS COMPANY BREAK TOP REVOLVER.

Serial no. 3419, .32 caliber 3 1/4 inch round nickeled plated barrel the raider rib marked American Arms Company Boston. Nickeled plated frame the bottom strap engraved in script P.F.G. Hard rubber checkered grips with maker’s monogram. In factory cardboard box. Provenance: descended through the family to Jarvis Garrett; sold via Robert McNellis to Jim and Theresa Earle, El Paso, TX, July 3, 1975 (letter dated May 28, 1975).

Jarvis Garrett was the youngest of Pat Garrett’s eight children, only a baby when his father was murdered.  He enjoyed a long and successful career in the oil industry before retiring to Albuquerque, NM.  Late in his life he befriended Jim and Theresa Earle, Robert McNellis, Calvin Moerbe, and other members of the Old West collecting community, to whom he sold many of his father’s relics.

We do not sell post 1898 firearms to California residents unless they have a valid FFL or Relic and Curio license. Old West Gun Room in El Cerrito, CA will handle all in state and out of state transfers. His fees are $100 per gun plus any applicable shipping charges. By purchasing this lot you agree that you will be solely responsible for compliance with all applicable Legal Requirements governing the purchase, sale, transfer and shipping of Firearms. The Firearms must be shipped only to a Federal Firearms License holder (“FFL Holder”). You must transmit a copy of your (or your FFL Holder’s) license to the seller before the Firearms can be shipped. You must make arrangements with an FFL  Holder before placing a bid. It is very important that you contact an FFL Holder before placing a bid in order to verify the complete cost of the transfer, the legality of the item in your area, and to make sure you qualify to pass any required background checks. “Firearms” shall have the meaning provided under the Gun Control Act of 1968, 18 U.S.C. 101 et seq. “Legal Requirements” means all applicable legal requirements for the sale, transfer and transport of the item, including but not limited to statutes, regulations and/or requirements of any country, state locality, province, municipality or other government authority or regulatory entity regarding sales or auctions, the sale and/or transfer of the item, export or import control, taxation, duties or tariffs, and licensing of brokers and dealers. 

Starting Price: $5,000
Estimate: $10,000 - $20,000
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Bill Carlisle's Iver Johnson Revolver, Used in Holdup of Union Pacific Train

BILL CARLISLE’S IVER JOHNSON REVOLVER, USED IN THE HOLDUP OF A UNION PACIFIC TRAIN.

Serial no. 76757. .32 caliber 3 inch round barrel. The raised sighted rib with maker’s mark and patent date. Checkered hard rubber grips with bird’s head emblem. WITH: Small string tag annotated “The Gun that Bill Carlisle Held up U.P. Train,” moderately toned.  AND WITH: Photograph of Bill Carlisle and T. Joe Cahill laid down to sheet, sheet signed by both, 1955.

Provenance: confiscated from Bill Carlisle in 1919 at the time of his capture; acquired by Sheriff George J. Carroll of Laramie County, WY; by descent to his great-grandson John R. Ziemer (notarized statement dated July 2, 1997); consigned to Brian Lebel’s Old West Auctions, Denver, CO, June 23, 2012 and sold to Jim and Theresa Earle.

Bill Carlisle is often referred to as the last of the train robbers. He was convicted in 1916 for three train robberies, during which its recorded that he gave money to a porter to make up for his lost tips, paid one dollar for a man’s breakfast, and bowed to a woman who tried to take his gun. He escaped to commit one more robbery in 1919, but found that most of the passengers were soldiers and sailors returning from service and refused to take money from them. He was again arrested before the end of the year. After his release in 1936, he married and led a rather conventional life, penning his autobiography in 1946, Lone Bandit, in which he twice describes purchasing and using a small .32 caliber revolver to rob trains.

We do not sell post 1898 firearms to California residents unless they have a valid FFL or Relic and Curio license. Old West Gun Room in El Cerrito, CA will handle all in state and out of state transfers. His fees are $100 per gun plus any applicable shipping charges. By purchasing this lot you agree that you will be solely responsible for compliance with all applicable Legal Requirements governing the purchase, sale, transfer and shipping of Firearms. The Firearms must be shipped only to a Federal Firearms License holder (“FFL Holder”). You must transmit a copy of your (or your FFL Holder’s) license to the seller before the Firearms can be shipped. You must make arrangements with an FFL  Holder before placing a bid. It is very important that you contact an FFL Holder before placing a bid in order to verify the complete cost of the transfer, the legality of the item in your area, and to make sure you qualify to pass any required background checks. “Firearms” shall have the meaning provided under the Gun Control Act of 1968, 18 U.S.C. 101 et seq. “Legal Requirements” means all applicable legal requirements for the sale, transfer and transport of the item, including but not limited to statutes, regulations and/or requirements of any country, state locality, province, municipality or other government authority or regulatory entity regarding sales or auctions, the sale and/or transfer of the item, export or import control, taxation, duties or tariffs, and licensing of brokers and dealers.  

Starting Price: $1,500
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
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John R. Hughes' Colt Bisley Single Action Revolver

JOHN R. HUGHES’ COLT BISLEY SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER.

Serial no. 240355 for 1903, .41 caliber 5 inch round barrel marked (Bisley Model) and stamped .41 Colt. Hard rubber checkered grips. In leather holster. With Colt factory letter dated February 6, 1985 and signed by M.S. Huber.

Provenance: recovered from the body of Juan Carrozco by Hughes near Ysleta, TX; traded by Hughes to S.D. Myers some time later, as payment for a saddle (letter of Myers’ nephew Douglas dated April 29, 1978); by descent to Myers’ brother C. Lee, thence to Douglas Myers; sold to collector John Wilson of Pyote, TX; by descent to his son John Wilson, who cosigned this and other items from his father’s collection to auction, where it was purchased on November 19, 2000, by Jim and Theresa Earle.

 

Texas Ranger John R. Hughes became a working cowboy in Texas at the age of 14, before heading west into Indian Territory learning much of the language and culture of the Choctaw and Osage Indians, and later the Comanche. He first worked as a Ranger in 1887 at the age of 31, and would spend most of his years as a Captain of the Frontier Battalion, until his retirement in 1915. Zane Grey’s 1915 Lone Star Ranger was dedicated to Hughes, and many assert that he was the inspiration for the iconic masked man, The Lone Ranger.

 

Douglas Myers explains the history of the gun in his 1978 letter: “The story as related to me by ‘Tio Sam’ [S.D. Myers], was that Capt. Hughes had disposed of, in the act of apprehension, a Mexican bandit by the name of Juan Carrozco, near Ysleta, Texas.  And that this Colt’s pistol was in the hands of said bandit at that time.” S.D. Myers owned a saddlery in Sweetwater during the early part of the 20th century, and Douglas Myers confirms that Hughes traded this gun to S.D. Myers for a new saddle.

We do not sell post 1898 firearms to California residents unless they have a valid FFL or Relic and Curio license. Old West Gun Room in El Cerrito, CA will handle all in state and out of state transfers. His fees are $100 per gun plus any applicable shipping charges. By purchasing this lot you agree that you will be solely responsible for compliance with all applicable Legal Requirements governing the purchase, sale, transfer and shipping of Firearms. The Firearms must be shipped only to a Federal Firearms License holder (“FFL Holder”). You must transmit a copy of your (or your FFL Holder’s) license to the seller before the Firearms can be shipped. You must make arrangements with an FFL  Holder before placing a bid. It is very important that you contact an FFL Holder before placing a bid in order to verify the complete cost of the transfer, the legality of the item in your area, and to make sure you qualify to pass any required background checks. “Firearms” shall have the meaning provided under the Gun Control Act of 1968, 18 U.S.C. 101 et seq. “Legal Requirements” means all applicable legal requirements for the sale, transfer and transport of the item, including but not limited to statutes, regulations and/or requirements of any country, state locality, province, municipality or other government authority or regulatory entity regarding sales or auctions, the sale and/or transfer of the item, export or import control, taxation, duties or tariffs, and licensing of brokers and dealers.  

Starting Price: $3,000
Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000
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Cased Colt 1849 Pocket Revolver & Accessories

A very nice cased Colt 1849 Pocket Revolver in .31 caliber, with flask, bullet mold, cap tin, screw driver/ nipple wrench, and a number of rounds of old lead bullets. The gun is serial numbered 289378 with all matching serial numbers, and was manufactured in 1866. The barrel has the single line New York address. The gun is in very good plus condition, retaining about 60% of the original blue and case hardening. The cylinder scene is excellent and clear as are the grips. The barrel is 4 inches long. The case has been refinished, and has brass lozenges with the initials “CF” added to the front. It has the original key in the lock, which still functions. The flask has a patriotic scene on one side. The bullet mold is brass for two bullets- one conical, one round, and is marked Colt’s Patent.  The cap tin is full, and enameled black. The case is lined with royal blue velvet that appears original to the case.  Dimensions: The case is 9 ¾ by 5 ¾ by 2 inches tall. The Colt is 9 5/8 inches long overall, with a 4 inch barrel. Processing and shipping within the continental U.S. $30.00 plus 1.5% replacement cost insurance. 

 

Estimate: $1000.00 – 2500.00.

Starting Price: $1,250
Estimate: $2,500 - $5,000
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Wyatt Earp's Binoculars

WYATT EARP’S BINOCULARS.

Both oculars engraved MERRILL/NEW YORK.  Black lacquered body with leather covered grips. 


Provenance: gift of Josephine Earp to Harrison Leussler (letter dated August 5, 1933); by descent to Leussler’s widow Margaret; sold via Enrico Saccone to Jim and Theresa Earle, March 1978.

This pair of opera glasses belonging to Wyatt Earp was gifted by his widow to Harrison Leussler of Houghton Mifflin at the same time as the gun.

Processing and shipping within the continental U.S. $30.00 plus 1.5% replacement cost insurance.

Starting Price: $1,500
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
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Colt Gold Cup National Match .45 Semi-Automatic Pistol

A beautiful, essentially mint Colt Gold Cup National Match automatic in .45 caliber, with adjustable sights, adjustable extra-wide skeleton trigger, gold medallion on the grips, serial number 70N14064, made in 1974. The gun appears to be unfired. Dimensions: 9.75 inches long overall, with the barrel being 4.75 inches. We do not sell post 1898 firearms to California residents unless they have a valid FFL or Relic and Curio license. Old West Gun Room in El Cerrito, CA will handle all in state and out of state transfers. His fees are $100 per gun plus any applicable shipping charges. By purchasing this lot you agree that you will be solely responsible for compliance with all applicable Legal Requirements governing the purchase, sale, transfer and shipping of Firearms. The Firearms must be shipped only to a Federal Firearms License holder (“FFL Holder”). You must transmit a copy of your (or your FFL Holder’s) license to the seller before the Firearms can be shipped. You must make arrangements with an FFL  Holder before placing a bid. It is very important that you contact an FFL Holder before placing a bid in order to verify the complete cost of the transfer, the legality of the item in your area, and to make sure you qualify to pass any required background checks. “Firearms” shall have the meaning provided under the Gun Control Act of 1968, 18 U.S.C. 101 et seq. “Legal Requirements” means all applicable legal requirements for the sale, transfer and transport of the item, including but not limited to statutes, regulations and/or requirements of any country, state locality, province, municipality or other government authority or regulatory entity regarding sales or auctions, the sale and/or transfer of the item, export or import control, taxation, duties or tariffs, and licensing of brokers and dealers. Shipping: $30.00 plus 1.5% replacement cost insurance. 

 

 

Starting Price: $500
Estimate: $1,000 - $2,500
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Colt Gold Cup National Match .45 Semi-Automatic Pistol

An excellent condition all original Colt Gold Cup National Match .45 automatic with blue finish, target sights, matte finished top of the barrel and adjustable extra-wide skeleton trigger. The left grip has a built-in thumb rest. The serial number is 12026NM, and the gun was manufactured in 1963. Dimensions: 9.75 inches long overall, with the barrel being 4.75 inches. We do not sell post 1898 firearms to California residents unless they have a valid FFL or Relic and Curio license. Old West Gun Room in El Cerrito, CA will handle all in state and out of state transfers. His fees are $100 per gun plus any applicable shipping charges. By purchasing this lot you agree that you will be solely responsible for compliance with all applicable Legal Requirements governing the purchase, sale, transfer and shipping of Firearms. The Firearms must be shipped only to a Federal Firearms License holder (“FFL Holder”). You must transmit a copy of your (or your FFL Holder’s) license to the seller before the Firearms can be shipped. You must make arrangements with an FFL  Holder before placing a bid. It is very important that you contact an FFL Holder before placing a bid in order to verify the complete cost of the transfer, the legality of the item in your area, and to make sure you qualify to pass any required background checks. “Firearms” shall have the meaning provided under the Gun Control Act of 1968, 18 U.S.C. 101 et seq. “Legal Requirements” means all applicable legal requirements for the sale, transfer and transport of the item, including but not limited to statutes, regulations and/or requirements of any country, state locality, province, municipality or other government authority or regulatory entity regarding sales or auctions, the sale and/or transfer of the item, export or import control, taxation, duties or tariffs, and licensing of brokers and dealers. Shipping:$30.00 plus 1.5% replacement cost insurance. 

 

 

 

 

Starting Price: $500
Estimate: $1,000 - $2,500
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Colt Combat Commander .45 Semi-Automatic

A nearly mint condition Colt’s Combat Commander .45 Auto in its original box, complete with original paper work. The gun has a “satin” finish and walnut grips. The satin finish is a pale grey, apparently brushed nickel. The serial number is 70SC18453, and the gun was made in 1972.  It appears to be unfired. Dimensions: 9 inches long with a 4.25 inch barrel. We do not sell post 1898 firearms to California residents unless they have a valid FFL or Relic and Curio license. Old West Gun Room in El Cerrito, CA will handle all in state and out of state transfers. His fees are $100 per gun plus any applicable shipping charges. By purchasing this lot you agree that you will be solely responsible for compliance with all applicable Legal Requirements governing the purchase, sale, transfer and shipping of Firearms. The Firearms must be shipped only to a Federal Firearms License holder (“FFL Holder”). You must transmit a copy of your (or your FFL Holder’s) license to the seller before the Firearms can be shipped. You must make arrangements with an FFL  Holder before placing a bid. It is very important that you contact an FFL Holder before placing a bid in order to verify the complete cost of the transfer, the legality of the item in your area, and to make sure you qualify to pass any required background checks. “Firearms” shall have the meaning provided under the Gun Control Act of 1968, 18 U.S.C. 101 et seq. “Legal Requirements” means all applicable legal requirements for the sale, transfer and transport of the item, including but not limited to statutes, regulations and/or requirements of any country, state locality, province, municipality or other government authority or regulatory entity regarding sales or auctions, the sale and/or transfer of the item, export or import control, taxation, duties or tariffs, and licensing of brokers and dealers. Shipping: $30.00 plus 1.5% replacement cost insurance. 

 

 

Starting Price: $500
Estimate: $1,000 - $2,500
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Cased Factory Engraved Remington Two Barrel Derringer

.41 caliber and two line address on top of barrel. This item has pearl grips and cartridge block with 28 cartridges. Cased marked J.B. Crook & Co, guns and pistol, 1190 Broadway, N.Y.  Processing and shipping within the continental U.S. $40.00 plus 1.5% replacement cost insurance. 

Starting Price: $1,000
Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000
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19

Luger P08 in 9 MM. DWM Pistol

A very fine matching serial numbers  9 mm. Luger DWM, serial number 8757. This is a WWI Luger, made by the Deutsches Waffen und Munitionsfabrik, the main early producer of Lugers. The gun is in superb refinished condition, with a rich professional blue. It has clear proof marks on the frame and a superb action. Dimensions: 8.25 inches long overall, with a 4 inch barrel. We do not sell post 1898 firearms to California residents unless they have a valid FFL or Relic and Curio license. Old West Gun Room in El Cerrito, CA will handle all in state and out of state transfers. His fees are $100 per gun plus any applicable shipping charges. By purchasing this lot you agree that you will be solely responsible for compliance with all applicable Legal Requirements governing the purchase, sale, transfer and shipping of Firearms. The Firearms must be shipped only to a Federal Firearms License holder (“FFL Holder”). You must transmit a copy of your (or your FFL Holder’s) license to the seller before the Firearms can be shipped. You must make arrangements with an FFL  Holder before placing a bid. It is very important that you contact an FFL Holder before placing a bid in order to verify the complete cost of the transfer, the legality of the item in your area, and to make sure you qualify to pass any required background checks. “Firearms” shall have the meaning provided under the Gun Control Act of 1968, 18 U.S.C. 101 et seq. “Legal Requirements” means all applicable legal requirements for the sale, transfer and transport of the item, including but not limited to statutes, regulations and/or requirements of any country, state locality, province, municipality or other government authority or regulatory entity regarding sales or auctions, the sale and/or transfer of the item, export or import control, taxation, duties or tariffs, and licensing of brokers and dealers. Shipping: $30 plus 1.5% replacement cost insurance. 

 

 

 

 

Starting Price: $500
Estimate: $1,000 - $2,500
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Luger P08 .9 MM. Pistol

A mint condition Luger imported by Interarms in its original box. It has a grip safety and an American eagle on the breech. The toggle has “Original Mauser” on it. The side plate is stamped “Mauser Parabellum 9 MM. Luger.” On the other side of the action is stamped “Interarms Alexandria, Virginia.” The serial number is 11.004328. The gun is in its original Interarms Mauser box, complete with extra magazine, disassembly tool, and cleaning brush. Dimensions: 8.5 inches long overall, with a 4 inch barrel. We do not sell post 1898 firearms to California residents unless they have a valid FFL or Relic and Curio license. Old West Gun Room in El Cerrito, CA will handle all in state and out of state transfers. His fees are $100 per gun plus any applicable shipping charges. By purchasing this lot you agree that you will be solely responsible for compliance with all applicable Legal Requirements governing the purchase, sale, transfer and shipping of Firearms. The Firearms must be shipped only to a Federal Firearms License holder (“FFL Holder”). You must transmit a copy of your (or your FFL Holder’s) license to the seller before the Firearms can be shipped. You must make arrangements with an FFL  Holder before placing a bid. It is very important that you contact an FFL Holder before placing a bid in order to verify the complete cost of the transfer, the legality of the item in your area, and to make sure you qualify to pass any required background checks. “Firearms” shall have the meaning provided under the Gun Control Act of 1968, 18 U.S.C. 101 et seq. “Legal Requirements” means all applicable legal requirements for the sale, transfer and transport of the item, including but not limited to statutes, regulations and/or requirements of any country, state locality, province, municipality or other government authority or regulatory entity regarding sales or auctions, the sale and/or transfer of the item, export or import control, taxation, duties or tariffs, and licensing of brokers and dealers. Shipping: $30.00 plus 1.5% replacement cost insurance. 

 

 

Starting Price: $500
Estimate: $1,000 - $2,500
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Cased Colt Model 1903 .32 Caliber Hammerless Pistol

 Cased in period leather converted case and marked faint inside lid MFG. by J.B. Crook & Co, 1190 Broadway. Serial number 159148 with retaining cleaning brush and cartridge block for 50 cartridges. Pistol retaining 99% original finish slight wear at high spots. We do not sell post 1898 firearms to California residents unless they have a valid FFL or Relic and Curio license. Old West Gun Room in El Cerrito, CA will handle all in state and out of state transfers. His fees are $100 per gun plus any applicable shipping charges. By purchasing this lot you agree that you will be solely responsible for compliance with all applicable Legal Requirements governing the purchase, sale, transfer and shipping of Firearms. The Firearms must be shipped only to a Federal Firearms License holder (“FFL Holder”). You must transmit a copy of your (or your FFL Holder’s) license to the seller before the Firearms can be shipped. You must make arrangements with an FFL  Holder before placing a bid. It is very important that you contact an FFL Holder before placing a bid in order to verify the complete cost of the transfer, the legality of the item in your area, and to make sure you qualify to pass any required background checks. “Firearms” shall have the meaning provided under the Gun Control Act of 1968, 18 U.S.C. 101 et seq. “Legal Requirements” means all applicable legal requirements for the sale, transfer and transport of the item, including but not limited to statutes, regulations and/or requirements of any country, state locality, province, municipality or other government authority or regulatory entity regarding sales or auctions, the sale and/or transfer of the item, export or import control, taxation, duties or tariffs, and licensing of brokers and dealers. Shipping cost $40.00 plus 1.5% replacement cost insurance. 

Starting Price: $1,000
Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000
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Colt Single Action Army Revolver

A COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER.

Serial no.151500 for 1893, .45 caliber 4 ¾ inch round sighted barrel with two line address. Hard rubber rampant colt grips.

Provenance: purchased from Gordon Frost, former president of the American Arms Association, Petrosky, MI, May 1986 (by mail).

Jim Earle describes this piece as an example of a well-used Colt. Processing and shipping within the continental U.S. $30.00 plus 1.5% replacement cost insurance. 

Starting Price: $500
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
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Colt Single Action Army Revolver

A COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER.

Serial no. 145384 for 1892, .41 caliber 5 ½ inch round blued barrel with one line address and stamped .41 Colt. Case hardened frame. Checkered hard rubber grips.  With Colt letter from historian M.S. Huber dated January 20, 1975.
Provenance: purchased from Jack Funderburgh, Beinfeld’s Show, Las Vegas, January 1975. Processing and shipping within the continental U.S. $30.00 plus 1.5% replacement cost insurance. 

Jim Earle describes this gun as very similar to the one John Selman used to kill John Wesley Hardin in 1895.

Starting Price: $500
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
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Moore Seven Shot Revolver

A MOORE SEVEN SHOT REVOLVER.

Serial no. 677, .32 caliber 5 inch octagonal blued barrel the top flat marked MADE FOR SMITH & WESSON BY MOORE’S PATENT FIRE ARMS CO. Blued cylinder. Silvered frame foliate scroll engraved. Silvered engraved backstrap. Varnished walnut grips. Processing and shipping within the continental U.S. $30.00 plus 1.5% replacement cost insurance. 

Starting Price: $500
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
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Colt Model 1908 Hammerless .25 Caliber

Blue with Deep set colt pearl medallion grips. Serial number 147683. We do not sell post 1898 firearms to California residents unless they have a valid FFL or Relic and Curio license. Old West Gun Room in El Cerrito, CA will handle all in state and out of state transfers. His fees are $100 per gun plus any applicable shipping charges. By purchasing this lot you agree that you will be solely responsible for compliance with all applicable Legal Requirements governing the purchase, sale, transfer and shipping of Firearms. The Firearms must be shipped only to a Federal Firearms License holder (“FFL Holder”). You must transmit a copy of your (or your FFL Holder’s) license to the seller before the Firearms can be shipped. You must make arrangements with an FFL  Holder before placing a bid. It is very important that you contact an FFL Holder before placing a bid in order to verify the complete cost of the transfer, the legality of the item in your area, and to make sure you qualify to pass any required background checks. “Firearms” shall have the meaning provided under the Gun Control Act of 1968, 18 U.S.C. 101 et seq. “Legal Requirements” means all applicable legal requirements for the sale, transfer and transport of the item, including but not limited to statutes, regulations and/or requirements of any country, state locality, province, municipality or other government authority or regulatory entity regarding sales or auctions, the sale and/or transfer of the item, export or import control, taxation, duties or tariffs, and licensing of brokers and dealers. Shipping: $30.00 plus 1.5% replacement cost insurance. 

Starting Price: $500
Estimate: $1,000 - $2,500
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26

Peanut Sized Derringer Pocket Pistol By J. Deringer

No serial number. Philadelphia,  circa 1850, 1 3/4 inch round barrel with sighted top flat. Zebra striped finish the breech block engraved with two-line maker’s address. Engraved back action. Plain German silver. Furniture including vacant escutcheon. Engraved trigger guard with pineapple finial. Checkered walnut stock stamped with the number 15. This is an exceptionally nice example of one of the many copies of Henry Derringer's famous pistol. Processing and shipping within the continental U.S. $30.00

Provenance: purchased from Tom Wibberly, Dallas TGCA Show, November, 1984. Processing and shipping within the continental U.S. $30.00 plus 1.5% replacement cost insurance. 

 

 

Starting Price: $500
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
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Tim Holt's Bernardelli Semi-Automatic Pocket Pistol

TIM HOLT’S BERNARDELLI SEMI-AUTOMATIC PISTOL.

Serial no. 35251, .25 caliber 2 inch barrel. WITH: original printed sheet of specifications for the gun; 6 8 x 10 inch gelatin silver print photographs of Holt onscreen c.1951, most with studio stamps on verso; and a collection of correspondence to Tim Holt, 1951, regarding his public appearance schedules, merchandise, and fan club news.

Provenance: purchased by Tim Holt, August 20, 1951 (original receipt and import tag present); gifted by him to Janie Statz Hovious in 1951; sold by her to an unknown buyer, September 3, 1979 (notarized statement); consigned to Texas Gun Collectors Association Auction, Fall 1980, and sold to Jim and Theresa Earle.

Tim Holt (1919-1973) was the son of actor Jack Holt.  He began his career as a juvenile leading man before going over to RKO to star in a series of Westerns after George O’Brien quit over a monetary dispute.  Most of his career was spent in B Westerns, though Holt did appear in Orson Welles’s The Magnificent Ambersons and John Huston’s The Treasure of the Sierra Madre.

This Bernardelli pistol is accompanied by Holt’s original handwritten sales receipt and the Italian import tag. 

Janie Statz Hovious was the daughter of Arnold (Jigger) Statz, a professional baseball player with the Pacific Coast League team the Los Angeles Angels.  Janie married Hollywood stuntman John Hovious; both Janie and her husband were rodeo trick riders who performed all over the world as well as in films.  Janie Hovious was also the stuntwoman for Miss Kitty (Amanda Blake) in Gunsmoke.

We do not sell post 1898 firearms to California residents unless they have a valid FFL or Relic and Curio license. Old West Gun Room in El Cerrito, CA will handle all in state and out of state transfers. His fees are $100 per gun plus any applicable shipping charges. By purchasing this lot you agree that you will be solely responsible for compliance with all applicable Legal Requirements governing the purchase, sale, transfer and shipping of Firearms. The Firearms must be shipped only to a Federal Firearms License holder (“FFL Holder”). You must transmit a copy of your (or your FFL Holder’s) license to the seller before the Firearms can be shipped. You must make arrangements with an FFL  Holder before placing a bid. It is very important that you contact an FFL Holder before placing a bid in order to verify the complete cost of the transfer, the legality of the item in your area, and to make sure you qualify to pass any required background checks. “Firearms” shall have the meaning provided under the Gun Control Act of 1968, 18 U.S.C. 101 et seq. “Legal Requirements” means all applicable legal requirements for the sale, transfer and transport of the item, including but not limited to statutes, regulations and/or requirements of any country, state locality, province, municipality or other government authority or regulatory entity regarding sales or auctions, the sale and/or transfer of the item, export or import control, taxation, duties or tariffs, and licensing of brokers and dealers.  

Starting Price: $400
Estimate: $800 - $1,200
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Cased English Double Rifle in .500 Caliber

An extremely fine English double barreled rifle in .500 caliber by J.H. Crane of London & Birmingham. The rifle is an exceptionally nicer example of a black powder cartridge double rifle of heavy caliber. It is outside hammer, and has a lever under the trigger guard to release the barrels. It has the serial number 19320. The barrels have a damascus pattern, with a heavy rib with a matte finish between them. The rear sight has folding leaves. The locks are back action, and the only engraving on them is a single sun circle on each side. The sun circle is repeated on the steel cap to the pistol grip, and also on the screw pivot of the under lever, and on the screw on the tang. The wood is very nice, with a fine grain, and a carved cheek rest. The pistol grip and the forend are checkered. There is a modern rubber butt pad on the gun at present. There is an oval escutcheon plate on the underside of the butt, and the rifle has two mounts for sling swivels. Both barrels are serial numbered, and have Henry’s patent A& T on them. The gun is in a fine leather case with tools by Thomas Warner of Birmingham. These include a patch knife, hammer, a brass sizing tool in .500 caliber by C. & J.W. Hawksley, and empty box of .500 cartridges by Kynoch, several other unidentified tools, wads, bullets, and one round of original ammunition by Eley Bros. These are all contained in a green enameled box within the rifle case. J. H. Crane was known for both the quality and plainness of his guns. He operated in London and Birmingham until 1879. Dimensions: The rifle is 44.5 inches long, with 28 inch barrels. The case is 32 by 7 by7 inches. Processing and shipping within the continental U.S. $65.00 plus 1.5% replacement cost insurance. 

 

Starting Price: $1,250
Estimate: $2,500 - $5,000
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29

Alex Henry Side by Side Breech Loading Double Rifle

An exceptional Alex Henry of Edinburgh double rifle in .45 caliber, with damascus twist patterns on the barrels, fine engraving on the back-action locks, and breeches, and case hardened lock plate safeties. The stock has an especially handsome grain to it, and there is handsome carving and checkering on the pistol grip and forend. The breech opens by way of a lever under the trigger guard. There is a cap box in the steel cap on the pistol grip. The top of the barrels is engraved “Alexr. Henry 12 South St. Andrew St. Edinburgh Patent Nos. 1351 and 250.” It is serial number on the trigger guard and underneath each barrel with the initials “AH” and the number 2016, which suggests that it was made before 1871. Dimensions: 45 inches long overall, with 28 inch barrels. Processing and shipping within the continental U.S. $65.00 plus 1.5% replacement cost insurance. 

 

Starting Price: $1,250
Estimate: $2,500 - $5,000
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Sharps-Borchardt “Old Reliable” Rifle in .45-70

An exceptionally fine Sharps-Borchardt rifle in a modified military style, with a fine checkered pistol grip, in .45-70 caliber. It is full-stocked, with a steel cleaning rod under the barrel. The breech is stamped, “Borchardt Patent Sharps Rifle Co. Bridgeport Conn. U.S.A.” The barrel has “Old Reliable,” and “Sharps Rifle Co. Bridgeport. Conn.” The gun retains most of its original blue and case hardening. Dimensions: 48.5 inches long with a 30 inch barrel. Processing and shipping within the continental U.S. $65.00 plus 1.5% replacement cost insurance. 

 

 

Starting Price: $1,250
Estimate: $2,500 - $5,000
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