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Lot 3595
1) BIDDLE MARKED. Cal. 34. NSN. 33 7/8" Heavy oct. bbl. marked on the top facet in script, "L. Biddle". Levi Biddle was working circa 1850-1880 in Shanesville, Tuscarawas County, Ohio. Engraved hammer & lock marked "JAMES GOLCHER WARRANTED FORGED". Drum ignition system w/ added brass flash guard. Dbl. set triggers. Brass trigger guard, buttplate, toeplate, patchbox & all bbl. thimbles. There is also a brass repair on either side of the bbl. tang at the bolster & just in front of the top of the lock. There is a silver engraved 8 pointed star at the cheek, along w/ a 7" silver inlay at the top of the buttstock. There are decorative silver inlays on either side of the bbl. channel & a 6 1/2" inlay under the bbl. channel. Pewter nosecap. Patchbox has the characteristic engraving of Levi Biddle & has a thumbnail release. Tiger maple stock. Wooden replacement ramrod. CONDITION: bbl. & other iron parts show evidence of cleaning. Lock holds only 1 cocking position. Brass has been cleaned but is beginning to show a mellow patina. Silver inlays are bright. Stock has been lightly refinished. Good bore. (01-15224/BF). 2) SCHNEIDER MARKED. Cal. 38. NSN. 32" Heavy oct. bbl. marked lightly on the top flat "SCHNEIDER DAYTON O". Edward & Charles Schneider were from Dayton, Ohio & worked from the late 1860s to the early 1880s. Engraved hammer & lock marked "ATKINSON WARRANTED". Dbl. set triggers. Brass trigger guard & buttplate. Pewter nosecap. Wooden ramrod appears original. Single iron bbl. thimble. Figured maple half stock. CONDITION: bbl. has a dark patina. hammer & lock have been cleaned to a medium gray. Brass has a mellow patina. Stock has a vibrant tiger pattern but has been refinished. Good bore. PROVENANCE: Estate Firearms Collection of Charles McFarland. (01-15225/BF). BOTH ANTIQUE. $800-1300 for lot.

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Estimate $800 - $1,300Oct 22, 2018