realized of $56,763, marking a significant price for the first time this fine weapon has ever been offered at auction.
Further firearm highlights include a $20,315 price realized for a magnificent, about mint, Winchester M1876 Deluxe Rifle # 54256, shipped July 8, 1886, Caliber .40-60, with 26" full octagon barrel, checkered (deluxe wood) stock with pistol grip, half magazine, shotgun butt and casehardened frame and a Civil War Confederate Spiller & Burr .36 Caliber Percussion Revolver #977 matching, believed to be a previously unknown/unrecorded second model, realizing an impressive $14,340.
Further highlights include, but are not limited to:
Magnificent "Schuyler Hartley & Graham Indian Maiden Sword with Civil War Related Presentation: With but a handful of known specimens extant, this sword is listed as number 16 under "Rich Presentation Swords for Field and Line Officers" in the 1864 S. H. & G. catalog, and is about identical to the illustrated example, with the exception of the scabbard mounts, which are more ornate on this specimen. A magnificent American sword, among the finest available from America's premier military outfitters of the period, with interesting historical background and adjuncts, with a history that traces back to the Civil War. Realized: $23,900.
Charleston Mercury Broadside of Dec. 20, 1860 announcing "The Union Is Dissolved": What Is likely the single most iconic image of the American Civil War, in excellent condition. An excellent example of this truly remarkable piece of American history, the very first Confederate imprint, defining the moment the American nation was torn asunder. Realized: $15,535.
Extremely rare and exceptional condition inspected and maker-marked pair of Civil War enlisted man's mounted trousers: Seldom ever available to collectors, this pair of U.S. regulation mounted service trousers is almost impossible to surpass for condition and desirability. A wonderfully preserved example of an extremely desirable uniform item that saw actual service in the war. Realized: $14,938.
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