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This is a 6 shot ring gun in 4mm pinfire made by an unknown maker.  The back side of the ring is hand engraved "IMPERIAL PROTECTOR". The ring looks to be silver.  The barrel group, hammer, trigger, recoil shield, and spring are fire blued steel.  The cylinder measures .594" in diameter and .420 long.  I do not have a ring sizer, but the inside of the ring measures .816.  The ring is 1.736" long overall.  The recoil shield is .742 in diameter.  Complete with a nice hinged top brown leather case.  The interior French fit and lined in a dark burgundy material.  Included with the case is a small jeweler's screwdriver for removing the barrel to load the ring gun.  Also included are 3 - 4mm pinfire fired cases.  A similar ring gun was featured on the show "Pawn Stars" at an asking price of $9.5K.  The owner was offered $7K which he refused.  Another similar ring gun recently sold in the James Julia auction for over $21K!!!

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Price:  $3,850.00

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This is a nice 47% Colt 1851 Navy revolver as issued by the United States Historical Society back in the 80's. Fully functional, but non-firing.  This miniature is the "Classic Edition" and was made by Uberti under license from Colt for the USHS. 6 1/4" long overall with a 3 1/2" octagon rifled barrel of .17 caliber. The frame, hammer, rammer, and loading lever are case colored. The balance of the steel parts are charcoal blue. The brass triggerguard, backstrap, and bead front sight are just starting to show a touch of age patina. The top of the barrel roll stamped with the Colt barrel address. The front left of the frame marked COLT'S PATENT in two lines. 36 CAL marked at the left rear of the triggerguard. The cylinder roll stamped with the Ormsby naval battle scene. Serial number stamped into the barrel lug, frame, triggerguard, backstrap, and cylinder. Complete with the original USHS mahogany casing with Colt stamped into the front right corner of the top.   French fit with light blue velour lining.  Stock photos, the case coloring may look slightly different on yours.  Mint condition.
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Price:  $500.00

Mint condition with original lift top cardboard box with manila bottom & brown top, original USHS envelope, USHS certificate of authenticity, and original miniature hand signed Colt factory letter with embossed Colt seal: 

Price:  $650.00

As above with original cardboard outer shipping box and interior crush sleeve: 

Price:  $800.00

Extra cylinder for Colt Navy with roll engraved cylinder scene, blue: $125.00

 
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!!!!!SALE!!!!! 

This is a one-of-a-kind 1/3 scale Colt number 5 "Texas" Paterson two barrel cased set with detachable shoulder stock made by master miniaturist Larry H. Smith of Florida.  4 9/16" long overall with a 3 1/32" octagon barrel as shown in the case.  8 5/8" long overall with the shoulder stock attached.  Also includes an additional shorter 1 3/4" octagon barrel.  This shoots the 2mm pinfire blank rounds.  The cylinder is manually indexed, and the trigger does not fold, as is typical of the Larry Smith Colt Patersons.  Yellow brass frame, stock yoke, and buttplate.  The steel parts finished in the white, except for the wedge, recoil shield, trigger, stock attachment lug, stock attachment nut, and screws, which are fire blued.  Beautifully figured and aged ivory one piece grip.  Walnut detachable buttstock which shows some nice figure.  Serial number 20 stamped into the bottom of both barrels, the shorter barrel also stamped with the letter "A" on the bottom of the barrel lug.  The bottom of the frame, the bottom of the grip, the lower tang of the buttstock yoke also stamped with the number 20.   Complete with the original Larry Smith Mahogany hinged top casing with a yellow brass slide button latch.  The bottom of the casing stamped "-LH-, SMITH, 20" in three lines.  The interior of the case is French fit in an aqua green/blue felt.  The top o fthe case with a decorative ogee, and an inlaid rectangular silver escutcheon with scalloped corners.  Accessories include a single spout flask, stamped "20" on the bottom, which also doubles as a cleaning rod/cartridge extractor when the spout is removed, and internally contains 19 2mm pinfire blank cartridges.  The inner right leg of the walnut handled blue steel three legged bullet mold stamped "20".  The outer left leg of the mold marked near the hinge ".12 C" for .12 caliber.  Other accessories include a brass lift top tin which contains 15 .12 caliber lead balls, which can be loaded into the cylinder, and will shoot using the 2mm pinfire blank cartridges.  Completing the accessories is a combination screwdriver loading rammer, which is finished in the white, and a walnut handled yellow brass cleaning/extractor rod with yellow brass ferrule and jagged end.  The top tang of the buttplate, and the top of the bullet mold sprue cutter near the hinge stamped with the letter "S".  This is a very early Larry Smith miniature, originally made for a Mr. Frank Chambers in December of 1973.  You will note it does not have a wedge retaining screw, which is typical of very early Larry Smith miniature Colt Patersons.  I just received this back from Larry, who replaced a missing wedge, and did some minor cleaning and refurbishing.  The revolver and accessories are in mint condition as refurbished by Larry Smith.  The lid of the case does show some minor dents and bruises.  This is the only Colt Paterson Larry made with a detachable shoulder stock!

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Price:  !!!!!SALE!!!!!  $2,250.00

 

 

 

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This exact set is featured on page 20 of the book "The Art of Miniature Firearms, Centuries of Craftsmanship".  A copy of the book is included in the sale. Winner of NRA Silver Medal # 13, this is the finest David Kucer cased set of miniature firearms on the planet, bar none! A pair of Colt percussion revolvers in 1/3 scale including a 1851 Navy and a 1860 Army, is presented as a cased pair with accessories. Both revolvers, and the detachable shoulder stock, were engraved, in the most intricate detail imaginable, and 22 karat gold wire border inlaid, by master engraver Roger Sampson. I will be adding much more detailed information about this set soon. If you only collect "The Best", then this is the set for you!

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This is a 1/3 scale percussion Colt 1849 pocket model five shot revolver by master miniature makers David & Zavie Kucer of Canada.  3 5/8" long overall with a 1 15/16" long octagon barrel of about .098 caliber.  Blue and case colored finish.  The triggerguard and backstrap are silver plated.  The top flat of the barrel engraved with the prober Colt barrel address.  The left side of the frame marked Colt's Patent.  Serial # 6 stamped into the frame, barrel, triggerguard, ands backstrap.  D. Kucer stamped into the bottom of the barrel which is hidden by the loading lever when in the normal locked position.  The cylinder expertly photo etched with the Ormsby Stagecoach Holdup scene, the detail so fine magnification must be used to appreciate it!  Checkered hammer spur.  100% fully functional.  Complete with the original Kucer maple lift top casing with four magnetic latches.  Accessories include a brass two cavity mold without sprue cutter, a copper bodied powder flask with embossed eagle and stars, a brass cap tin with blue Eley label, and a combination screwdriver nipple wrench.  The case interior bottom English fit in burgundy felt.  The case interior lid padded and lined in a white silk with black Kucer crest.  The case lid with an inlaid silver oval Kucer crest.  The maple case protected by a stringray and leather zipper pouch.  Also included is a new Kucer book, a photocopy of an article about the stagecoach holdup scene, and a great framed and matted print of the stagecoach holdup scene.

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Price:  $8,500.00

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This is another of the rarest 47% scale miniature Uberti Colt single action army revolvers ever made, a nickel plated with nickel screws 16 inch Buntline with the proper Buntline flat top frame and adjustable ladder long range sight.  Fully functional, but non-firing.  While seldom available in the blue and casecolored finish, there were only six of these nickel plated versions ever made. 10" long overall with a 7 1/2" rifled barrel.  Features include nickel finish with nickel screws, black powder frame with the bulls eye ejector rod button, long range adjustable ladder rear sight, and "pinched" frame.  The triggerguard stamped 45 CAL on the left side just behind the trigger.  The frame stamped with the two patent dates on the left side.  Serial number 3177 stamped into the frame, trigger guard, and backstrap.  Highly figured one piece varnished walnut grips.   

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Price:  !!!!!SALE!!!!!  $500.00

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This is one of the rarest 47% scale miniature Uberti Colt single action army revolvers ever made, a nickel plated with nickel screws 12 inch Buntline with the proper Buntline flat top frame and adjustable ladder long range sight.  Fully functional, but non-firing.  While seldom available in the blue and casecolored finish, there were only six of these nickel plated versions ever made.  8 1/8" long overall with a 5 21/32" rifled barrel.  Features include nickel finish with nickel screws, black powder frame with the bulls eye ejector rod button, long range adjustable ladder rear sight, and "pinched" frame topstrap.  The triggerguard stamped 45 CAL on the left side just behind the trigger.  The frame stamped with the two patent dates on the left side.  Serial number 3188 stamped into the frame, & trigger guard.  188 stamped into the backstrap, and 88 stamped into the loading gate.  Highly figured one piece varnished walnut grips.  Complete with a hinged top walnut casing with key lock, no key, English fit, and lined in purple velour.  The interior lid has the Colt instruction label.  Accessories include 25 dummy cartridges with brass cases and silver colored bullets and a brass oiler.

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Price:  !!!!!SALE!!!!!  $700.00

 

   
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This is a 47% scale miniature Colt 1861 Navy revolver, engraved, with detachable shoulder stock.   Fully functional, but non-firing.  This is very similar to the United States Historical Society "Presidential Edition" which is fully engraved, including the shoulder stock fittings and buttplate, but where the USHS version is fully silver plated, this one is in a blue and case colored finish. It's possible that this may be a USHS prototype, or a special order piece.  The barrel, barrel wedge, cylinder, nipples, screws, triggerguard, backstrap, trigger, lanyard ring, and stock locking screws are all blue. The frame, loading lever, and hammer are case colored.  The stock yoke and buttplate are brass with a pleasing mellow patina. Serial # 22 stamped into the barrel, frame, backstrap, cylinder, and stock yoke.  Beautiful highly figured one piece grips and shoulder stock.  The the piece is in absolute mint condition.  A truly attractive piece and the only one like this that I have ever seen.  Includes a USHS "Classic Edition" glass topped case with etched Colt logo on the glass, French fit and lined in a blue/gray velour which is not original to the miniature, but does a great job of displaying and protecting it.

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Price:  $1,500.00

Extra cylinder for Colt Navy with roll engraved cylinder scene, blue: $125.00

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This is a 1/2 scale Civil War era Confederate Griswold and Gunnison .36 caliber percussion revolver by an unknown maker.  6 1/2" long overall with a 3 11/16" part round part octagon rifled barrel of .177 caliber.  Brass frame, triggerguard, and backstrap.  The balance of the parts are steel.  One piece rosewood grips.  The cylinder is finished in a fire blue.  The hammer, rammer, and trigger are finished in the white.  The barrel, loading lever, and wedge a kind of blue turning gray/brown.  This is one of four of these that were made in Germany in the 1970's.  The brother to this one pictured in the book The Art of Miniature Firearms - Centuries of Craftsmanship on page 47.  No serial numbers.  The only markings are an engraved shield type mark on the left side of the barrel lug and on the bottom of the frame.  Brass bead type front sight.  Fully functional and shootable with the proper percussion caps and bullets.  Complete with a nice hinged top walnut key lock casing, no key.  The interior English fit in a dark burgundy/brown velvet.  Accessories include a brass powder flask withrelief embossed design of birds and dog on both sides, a brass bullet mold with blue steel sprue cutter, and an empty cap time with green Eley label.   This exact piece pictured on the cover of the Fall 1975 Abercrombie & Fitch catalog and offered for sale for $5,500.00!!!!!

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Price:  $2,500.00

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This is a 47% scale miniature Colt Single Action Army revolver model of 1873 with 7 1/2" barrel. Also known as the "Peacemaker" and the "Frontier six Shooter".  Fully functional, but non-firing.  6 1/8" long overall with a 3 7/16"  .21 caliber rifled barrel. Made by Uberti in Italy. Straight grained walnut grips.  The caliber marking 45 CAL is stamped on the left rear side of the triggerguard, two patent dates stamped on the left front of the frame.  The serial number, 2931, is stamped on the frame and triggerguard.  931 is stamped into the bottom of the backstrap.  31 is stamped into the loading gate.  Nickel finish.  Checkered hammer spur.  Nickel front sight. Rare smokeless powder frame with oval ejector rod button and spring loaded cylinder pin release.  Fully functional, but non-firing. Complete with a nice hinged top walnut case with magnetic latch.  The interior English fit and lined in a dark red suede.  Also includes 24 solid brass dummy cartridges with W-W .45 COLT headstamps, a three piece brass oiler, and the interior lid Colt instructions label.  Mint condition.

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Price:  $975.00

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!!!!!SALE!!!!! 

A beautiful 47% scale Colt Single Action Army "Flat Top Target Model" revolver. Fully functional, but non-firing.  This started life as a standard Colt SAA from Uberti. The late Terry Farrand milled off the original top strap, then machined the new Flat Top Target top strap and micro welded it on. He also hand made the special target front sight and base. He then did the high polish on the metal which would be standard on a Flat Top Target model. Roger Sampson hand engraved the markings including the barrel address on the top of the barrel. The serial 1834 is engraved on the frame, triggerguard, and backstrap.  All high polish blue finish as would be standard on a Flat Top Target model. Two piece black hard rubber grips with the rampant Colt logo near the top and a winged eagle with shield near the bottom on both sides. The grips with brass escutcheons and a fire blue screw.  A great piece and perfect in every aspect.  Cased in a great oak and leather luggage type hinged top casing with 24 dummy cartridges, an oil bottle, a cleaning rod, and the Colt instructions interior lid label. 

Price:  !!!!!SALE!!!!!  $1,200.00