!!!!!The exact miniatures
on this page are featured on the cover of the Fall 1975 Abercrombie & Fitch catalog as shown below!!!!!
I am very interested in buying the Larry Smith cased Colt
Paterson set serial # 27, the miniature sword, and the miniature duck decoys shown on the cover. Top prices paid!!!!!
is a pair of antique screw off barrel, folding trigger, percussion muff pistols, probably made in Belgium in the 1850's.
Each pistol measures 1 11/16" long overall with a .558" long barrel. This is the first and only set I have
ever seen with wood grips. Most of these have either ivory or gold metal engraved grips. The grips are flat sided,
not rounded as is usually seen. The backstraps of both are marked R NART N, which I'm guessing is the maker. The
barrels have a round bore with four grooves cut into the muzzle 90 degrees apart so at to engage the barrel key
on the supplied combination bullet mold/tool. The outside of the barrels are plain. The frames are engraved and
look to be silver plated. The tool is a bullet mold, barrel wrench, and nipple wrench, and looks to be silver plated.
The powder flask looks to be cast silver. It measures 3/4" in diameter and 1/4" thick, and has a cast silver
top attached by a very fine chain. The case has a hinged top and is lined in a dark brown velvet. The hinges and
clasp are very finely made and look to be silver. This exact cased set was pictured on the cover of the Fall 1975 Abercrombie
& Fitch catalog, and offered for sale on the inside front cover for $2,750.00. The catalog cover photo shows there
to be a small screwdriver in the set which has since, unfortunately, has been lost. One of the pistols seems to have
a broken mainspring, the other functions perfectly.
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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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This is a 1/4 scale flintlock Kentucky
rifle made by master miniature Kentucky rifle maker Art Holly. Made back in the early 1970's, this
miniature 19 3/4" long overall with a 14" long .22 caliber octagon barrel. Beautiful high relief carved
tiger striped fiddle back maple stock. Brass furniture. 15engraved silver inlays. Really nice engraved
and pierced patchbox. The engraved lock signed A H and the barrel signed A Holly. Engraved browned steel barrel
with 10 inlaid silver bands. Hickory ramrod with brass end. Fixed brass front sight. Windage adjustable
dovetailed rear sight. The barrel is bored through to the touch hole and I have no doubt that this piece will shoot.
Gorgeous piece! This exact rifle was featured on the cover of the Fall 1975 Abercrombie & Fitch catalog, and
listed for sale on the inside cover for $6,500.00.
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a 1/2 scale Winchester Model 1866 saddle ring Carbine by the reknown Tom P. Weston of Mexico City, Mexico. Probably
made in the 1950's or 1960's. 100% fully functional and chambered to shoot the .22 short rim fire cartridge. 20
3/4" long overall with a 10" .22 caliber rifled barrel. Brass frame, sideplates, cartridge lifter, crescent
buttplate, and buttplate trapdoor. The balance of the metal parts are machined blued steel. The buttstock and
forearm are nice straight grained American walnut. Checkered hammer spur. There is even a neat functional three
piece cleaning rod in the trap in the buttstock. The serial number, 59, is stamped into the bottom of the frame just
behind the trigger. The Weston markings are light, and are stamped into the lower tang just behind the lever latch.
The top of the barrel engracved with the proper Winchester barrel address. Typical catbine two leaf flip rear
sight. There are a few scattered minor handling marks and a rub mark on the magazine tube on the left side about 1 1/8"
forward of the forearm tip. I'd call it 96% overall. This item must be sent to a FFL licensed dealer and is considered
a handgun. May not be legal to own in some states with stupid anti gun laws. If you live in one of those states,
move! This exact piece pictured on the cover of the Fall 1975 Abercrombie & Fitch catalog and offered for sale for
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