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142 -- Antiques and The Arts Weekly -- November 6, 2009

Rock Island Auction Company

PREMIERE FIREARMS AUCTION TH TH TH

DECEMBER 4 , 5 & 6

FRIDAY, SATURDAY and SUNDAY with a full day preview on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3RD S

Rock Island Auction Company presents a

IN MOLINE, IL

Historic Illinois Soldier's Model 1860 Spencer Carbine and Bugle owned by William Goodwin, a bugler in Company D, 89th Illinois Infantry

Over 200 Civil War Arms, Over 30 Confederate Arms

Confederate Civil War Remington New Model Army Percussion Revolver Rig and Bowie Knife - Attributed to Confederate Officer Major Bethal C ood Coopwood with D cumentation Documentation

William G dwin Goo Bethel Coopwood

Scarce Civil War Era Manson Sheffield Fighting Knife with Patriotic Etching and Silver Fittings - Over 60 Bowie Knives in this sale

Rare Ra Experimental/ are Prototype J. Rider Marked Pr rototype D Double Action Pocket Revolver w Trigger Guard Loading Lever with

Very Rare, Possibly Finest Known Colt U.S. Walker Replacement Dragoon Revolver e Replacement

Second Model Civil War Le Mat and Girard's Patent London Marked Percussion Grape-Shot Revolver

Other Civil War Manufacturers offered in this auction include: Leech & Rigdon Springfield Arms Company Rigdon, Ansley & Co. Spiller & Burr Augusta Machine Works Nichols & Childs Le Mat Warner James Dance & Brothers Shawk & Mc Lanahan Augusta Machine Works Spencer Griswold & Gunnison Savage & North Savage Revolving Firearms Co. Whitney Arms Company Richmond Armory ... and More

Over 700 Colts

Over 100 Percussion Revolvers including an Outstanding, Early Production Colt Model 1860 Fluted Cylinder Army Revolver Nearly 200 Single Actions headlined by an Exceptional Premiere Factory Engraved Colt "Flattop" Single Action Army Revolver in 44/40 with Factory Letter Over 100 1911's and Early Autos including a Singer Model 1911A1 and a prototype Colt Model 1910 Over 75 1877/1878's Colt Revolvers, Over 50 Double Actions

Over 100 revolving rifles, shotguns and pistols

A Massive and Comprehensive Collection including a Unique and Rare Cased Bunge Revolving Rifle and a Rare E.H. Collier Revolving 20 Gauge Percussion Shotgun

Many Sharps Longarms and U.S. Martial Flintlocks

· Exceptional Sharps-Borchardt model 1878 Long Range "Panel Side" Rifle · Rare Sharps Model 1874 Sporting Rifle with Texas Markings · Rare Berdan Sharpshooters Sharps New Model 1859 Rifle · Rare Early Production Gloucester Brigade Marked Wickham Model 1816 Musket with History · Scarce U.S. Simeon North Model 1808 Navy Percussion Conversion Pistol

Over 150 Deringers

· Several Rare, Experimental and Prototypes · Exceptional Moore Deringers · Fine Remington Vest Pocket Deringers

Over 200 Civil War Items, Over 30 Confederate Arms

Plus Bowie knives, swords, bronzes and more!

Magnific Silver Statue Magnificent Kaise of Kaiser Wilhelm II, King of Prus and German Prussia Emper (dated 1894) Emperor

Over 150 Deringers & Curio Type Weapons

Impressive Confederate Arms

Fine U.S. Martial Pistols and Flintlocks Quality Colt Deringers

Rare Antique Pistols Including Many Cased Sets

Excellent 1st Generation Single Action Army Revolvers Outstanding Civil War Longarms Colt 1877 and 1878 Double Action Army Revolvers

OVER 2100 ITEMS CLASSIFIED AS ANTIQUE ANT OR CURIO & RELIC

One of the Largest Selections of Colt Long Arms to Come to Auction

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Over 100 Quality Colt Percussions Diverse Turret Pistols, Harmonica Pistols and Belt Model Revolvers

Fantastic Revolving Rifles and Shotguns

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OVER 2700 LOTS - FIREARMS FOR EVERY LEVEL OF COLLECTING

Historical, Inscribed Henry Patent Barrel Marked Winchester y Model 1866 Rifle Inscribed to "Jackson Gay" a Civil War Veteran

E i lD l Exceptional, Deluxe Wi h Winchester M d l 1873 Rifl with G ld Model Rifle i h GoldPlated, Ulrich Style Engraved, Receiver

Outstanding Extremely Rare Experimental U.S. Springfield Model 1888 "Positive Cam" Trapdoor Rifle - Also in this auction: a Unique Special Order Inscribed U.S. p g y p g Springfield Armory Model 1869 Sporting Rifle with Documentation

Early Production First model Henry Lever y y Action Rifle with Three Digit Serial Number

Rare Winchester Factory Bullet Board - One of Two in this Auction

Extremely Rare Documented Presentation Rare, Cased Early Production Colt Government Model Semi-Automatic Pistol with Historical Inscription and Gold Inlay - Engraved " First Prize Revolver Competition Defenses of the Delaware/1913/ Won by First Serge. Geo. Neville. 112th Co. C.A.C."

Master Engraved Signed by Burkhatd Hafner Merkel Model 360SL .410 Side by Side Double Barrel Side Lock Shotgun with Case and Box

PLUS TOP NOTCH EUROPEAN SHOTGUNS FROM HOLLAND & HOLLAND, WESTLEY RICHARDS, PURDEY AND OTHERS

Over 200 Winchesters

Exceptional, Excellent Special Order Winchester Model 1886 Semi-Deluxe Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter, 6 Henry Rifles and 2 Volcanic Pistols

Over 400 Quality Sporting Arms

Over 200 Shotguns · Cased Engraved Gold Inlaid Purdey & Sons Sidelock Double Barrel Hammerless Shotgun · Engraved Westley Richards Hammerless Boxlock Double Barrel Shotgun Nearly 150 Sporting Rifles · Cased Spectacular Engraved Wells & Wells Custom Left Handed Bolt Action Rifle with Accessories · Cased Engraved Adamy Gebruder Two Barrel Set Double Barrel Rifle with Scopes 75 Sporting Pistols · Factory Engraved Cased Belgian Browning Renaissance Pistol Set

Many Military Firearms from U.S., Europe and Japan

Featuring a Rare Singer Manufacturing Company Model 1911A1 Semi-Automatic Pistol, a Rare "Snabb" Developmental Springfield Model 1903 Semi-Automatic Experimental Rifle and a Rare, Factory Engraved Colt Government Model Pre-National Match Semi-Automatic Pistol with Carved Ivory Grips and Factory Letter Owned by Lt. Col. John Considine this lot includes two Colt Holsters, Period photographs of Lt. Col. Considine and several medals .

Deluxe Engraved, Silver-Plated, New Haven Arms Co., Volcanic Lever Action No. 2 Navy Pistol with Ivory Grips

A Fine Collection of German Military Badges, Medals, Uniforms and Daggers.

Exceptional London Armoury Pattern 1853 Percussion Rifle-Musket

Quality German Military Pistols Outstanding Sharps Rifles Over 200 Winchesters Excellent Single Shot Rifles

NEARLY 500 MILITARY FIREARMS FROM M U.S., EUROPE AND JAPAN

A Newly Discovered E Extraordinary F Factory Engraved K Krieghoff P Presentation Luger P Pistol with Leather C Case and Two M Matching Magazines

Quality German Broomhandles O Over 30 Swords including s several presentation swords

Great European Military Arms Fine Winchester Sporting Arms Quality Over/Under Shotguns Impressive U.S. Military Arms Over 100 Quality 1911's and 1911A1's from Singer, Colt and Union Switch & Signal and more Fine Japanese Military Rifles and Pistols

SEEKING CONSIGNMENTS

To sell at auction please call Patrick Hogan or Judy Voss at 1-800-238-8022

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1. Competitive Contracts, No hidden fees 2. We sell what is offered at auction - over a 97% sell through rate! 3. The absolute finest marketing campaign 4. In depth descriptions and an award winning catalog 5. The world leader in providing service to firearms collectors

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