Rifles, carbines & muskets collection

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Colt Model 1883 Double Barrel Hammerless Shotgun

The Colt Model 1883 shotgun was one of the finest products manufactured in the firm’s long history. A total of only 7366 of these guns were made between 1883 and 1895.

This particular gun with serial number 4757 is made in 1890, in caliber 12 Gauge with 28” Damascus steel barrels and checkered pistol grip stock.
Serial numbers: engraved in script style on the lower tang, and stamped on bottom of barrels at breech, at the inside of the ejectors, on the water table of the breech, on the bottom of the forestock latch, and on th flat plate within the forestock. 
“COLT’S PT. F. A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD, CT. U.S.A.” stamped on top rib of the barrel, bottom plate of the frame has engraved: “PATENTED AUG. 22. SEP. 19. 1882.”
This rifle is in used not abused original condition with mirror like bores and  mechanically perfect.
Overall condition very good.


Sharps New Model 1863 Metallic Cartridge Conversion.

Sharps New Model 1863 Metallic Cartridge Conversion carbine. Serial number C2387 uppertang and C3387 under barrel (factory error), the C prefix (Roman numeral 100) designates the serial number 100.000: C2387 is 102387. Caliber 50-70 Government , standard 22” round barrel with six groove rifling and almost all original blue remaining with lots of strong case colour on frame. Stock is in excellent condition with 3 original cartouches: “TWR” Thomas W. Russel twice left side stock and the extra inspector conversion cartouche “DFC” David F. Clark. Standard front and rear sight. Mechanically perfect with a near mint bore. This gun was converted in 1868, it has the improved cam-action firing pin and bevelled
hammer. A gun with a lot of history.

A total of 31.098 Model 1859, 1863 and 1865 carbines were returned by the U.S. Government to Sharps Rifle Manufacturing Co. and converted from percussion to metallic cartridges in 1867 and 1868 for use on the Western front during the Indian Wars.


Remington Model 1863 percussion rifle “Zouave rifle” with original bayonet.

Remington Model 1863 U.S. contract rifle also called the Zouave rifle with original bayonet and scabbard (pictures of bayonet will be added later). Standard 33” round barrel, caliber 58. With correct standard type front sight and three leave rear sight, tulip head ramrod. Barrel retains almost all of the original blue with some light tinning on the bayonet lug, lock and hammer shows almost all color casehardening. Correct barrel markings with inspector initials “R.K.A.”
Remick K. Arnold. Walnut stock is in very fine condition, just a few handling and storage marks, and two strongly visible cartouches on the counterpane “HDJ” Henry D. Jennings and “BH” Benjamin Hannis. All brass is unpolished, the patch box contains the original spare nipple and worm tool. Single Ordnance inspector initials “U”, “L” and “B” are present on all parts. Mint bore and mechanically perfect. Included bayonet is
very fine with a bright blade with sharp edges and a few small patched of light pitting, a pleasing golden aged patina on the brass, military inspected “B.H.” Benjamin Hannis. Scabbard has minor wear on the leather on the bottom side.

12.501 of these rifles were manufactured Remington between 1862-1865 during the Civil War for the Union. Government records listed them as “Harpers ferry Pattern” rifles, and they have similarities to both the Model 1841 and Model 1855 rifles that were manufactured at Harpers ferry prior to the Civil War but are of a unique pattern. Whether or not any of these rifles saw use in the war remains unclear and debated. Lock markings ahead of the hammer: American eagle over small U.S. in two lines under bolster: “REMINGTON’S / ILION, N.Y. At rear of hammer horizontally dated “1863”. Breech of barrel: some rifles are dated “1863”, all rifles have VP Eagle head proof, “STEEL” and inspector initials “R.K.A.” Remick K. Arnold.


Remington Model 1863 percussion rifle “Zouave rifle”.

Remington Model 1863 U.S. contract rifle also called the Zouave rifle. Standard 33” round barrel, caliber 58. With correct standard type front sight and three leave rear sight, tulip head ramrod. Barrel retains nearly all of its original blue, lock and hammer shows at nearly all color casehardening. Correct barrel markings with inspector initials “H.S.L.” Homer S. Lathe. Lock plate and barrel have a
matching 1863 date stamped. Walnut stock is in very fine condition, just a few handling and storage marks, and two strongly visible cartouches on the counterpane “HDJ” Henry D. Jennings and “BH” Benjamin Hannis. All brass is unpolished, the patch box contains the original spare nipple and patch worm tool. Single Ordnance inspector initials “U”, “L” and “B” are present on all parts. Mint 7-groove bore and mechanically perfect.

12.501 of these rifles were manufactured Remington between 1862-1865 during the Civil War for the Union. Government records listed them as “Harpers ferry Pattern” rifles, and they have similarities to both the Model 1841 and Model 1855 rifles that were manufactured at Harpers ferry prior to the Civil War but are of a unique pattern. Whether or not any of these rifles saw use in the war remains unclear and debated. Lock markings ahead of the hammer: American eagle over small U.S. in two lines under bolster: “REMINGTON’S / ILION, N.Y. At rear of hammer horizontally dated “1863”. Breech of barrel: some rifles (like the one descripted) are dated “1863”, all rifles have VP Eagle head proof, “STEEL” and inspector initials.


Remington New York State Model Rolling Block rifle.

Remington New York State Militia rifle, this is a 1st order rifle so it should be made between 1871-1873. Standard 36” round barrel with almost all of its blue left, strong rifling with pitting, caliber 50-70 Government centerfire. This rifle had the modified Type 3 with locking feature action. Correct NY State markings, right side wrist “SNY” State of New York, lefts side wrist “RPB” Robert P. Barry the second left side cartouche is hard to read, some kind of Unit markings on top of the stock near the buttplate “20-56-21” kinda hard to read and the buttplate is marked “1” on top. This is one of the 1500 1st order rifles in very good to fine condition which are not easy too find. 


Remington made Danish Rolling Block rifle.

One of the first 10.000 rifles made by Remington for Denmark. Serial number 21xxx made between 1867 and 1868. Serial number is stamped left side of the the barrel near the breech and bottom of the butt stock, which is correct. Correct Remington marked “three border crown”. All original and mechanically perfect. Caliber 11.7x56 (almost simular to 45-70 Government). Overall this rifle has 70% of its original finish left. Fine bore with deep lands and strong grooves. Condition very good to fine.
Original Remington made Danish Rolling Blocks are hard to find.