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    LOT 3307
Outstanding Civil War U.S. Colt Special Model 1861 Contract Percussion Rifle-Musket -
NSN, 58 cal., 40 inch round bbl., bright finish, walnut stock. Approximately 75,000 of these rifle- muskets were manufactured by Colt during the Civil War loosely based on the British Pattern 1853 “Enfield” rifle-muskets, and some of the design elements were later used on the Springfield Model
1863 rifles. This “1863” dated rifle-musket (both lock plate and barrel correspond) has the Colt Hartford address marking on the lock, eagle and shield emblem on the bolster, “V/P/eagle head” proofs, “F” and “STEEL” markings on the barrel, two clear script letter cartouches on the left stock
flat, and “US” marked buttplate. CONDITION: Excellent plus, as issued. The metal surfaces have a highly attractive polish bright appearance showing slight age discoloration. The stock is also excellent plus with some scattered
minor dings and scratches and two crisp cartouches. Mechanically excellent.
Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection.
Estimate: 4,500 - 6,500
LOT 3308 Very Fine Civil War U.S. Remington Model 1863 “Zouave” Percussion Rifle - NSN, 58 cal., 33 inch round bbl., blue/
casehardened finish, walnut stock. 12,501 of these rifles are estimated to have been manufactured by Remington 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 a unique pattern. The Model 1863 “Zouave” nickname is of unclear origins, and whether or not any of these rifles saw use in the war remains unclear and debated. This is a standard “1863” dated example. The stock flat has two script letter cartouches. CONDITION: Fine. The barrel retains 85% professionally restored blue finish with thinning to brown on the balance. The lock and hammer retain 95% plus refurbished case colors. The brass has an attractive mellow appearance. The re-oiled stock is very fine with a divot in the wrist, some minor dings and scratches, and two crisp cartouches. Mechanically excellent. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection. Estimate: 1,600 - 2,500
down barrel muzzle with a small square bayonet stud added to the underside near the muzzle and a repositioned blade front sight behind the turn-down area. This alteration allows the barrel to accept the included socket bayonet. These rifles were part of a New York State contract that were delivered by December 1861. Some of these rifles are known to have been issued to Federal units and N.Y. 7th, 10th, 12th, and 192nd Regiments. The lock plate of this rifle has the three line Remington marking and the date 1849 stamped vertically behind the hammer. The barrel tang is dated “1853”, and the barrel is stamped “U.S./JCB/P” at the breech and “STEEL” on the left flat. The stock has two cartouches and brass furniture including a patch box with worm, patch, and replacement nipple. It includes a tulip head ramrod. CONDITION: Very good. The iron surfaces remain mostly bright with some small patches of pitting and spotting. The brass components have an attractive aged patina. The wood is good with numerous dings and scrapes along with some small chips as would be expected from an arm that saw use. Mechanically fine with mostly legible markings. The bayonet is good with brown patina forming along with patches of pitting. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection. Estimate: 3,250 - 4,750
           LOT 3309
Scarce Civil War U.S. Remington Model 1841 Percussion Rifle with Socket Bayonet Adaptation and Bayonet - NSN, 54 cal., 33 inch rifled round bbl., bright finish, walnut stock. This is one of only 1,600 Remington Model 1841 rifles altered by F.H. Grosz of New York. These rifles feature a turned

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