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NFS: Daguerreotype 1/4 plate 'Settler Family'
NFS: Daguerreotype 1/4 plate 'Settler Family'

Beautiful large rustic photograph of a frontier family.
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NFS: Dags and ambros from Captain Samuel White's Family
NFS: Dags and ambros from Captain Samuel White's Family

Collection of daguerreotypes and ambrotypes from the White/Drinkwater family, patriarch Captain Samuel White.
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NFS: 1840-43 Daguerreotype - 1/6 plate
NFS: 1840-43 Daguerreotype - 1/6 plate

Daguerreotype 1/6 plate - Sam Houston look-alike. Full wood case (‘Lyre and Greek Corners’ Plumbe 1843 or 50), purple pad (1840-48), pebbled oval mat (1840-55), no preserver. Rinsed and sealed March 2016. Hallmark: L.B.B. & Ce 40 (Rinhart 31a, ca 1840-45). ~1843
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NFS: 1850's 1/6 plate Primitive Ambrotype
NFS: 1850's 1/6 plate Primitive Ambrotype

Ambrotype (clear glass) 1/6 plate - Primitive Blue Lady. Full geometric Union case (not original to photo). Originally came with fancy oval mat and preserver, but both were removed to better display the piece.
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Smith & Wesson Firearm Photos
Smith & Wesson Firearm Photos

1. 1920s-Wolf & Klar - 1927, blue 5" + 1920's Mallory, Hoppe autograph, 1905-10 Cue
2. 1930s-Heavy Duty - 1930, Nickel 5" + stuff
3. 1950s-357 magnum - 1955 & Highway Patrolman - 1957 + stuff
4. Wolf & Klar - 1927, blue 5"
5. 1940s-1946 Heavy Duty transitional
6-7. 1930 Heavy Duty - forcing cone/cylinder
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Ted Williams 1938 handwritten letter
Ted Williams 1938 handwritten letter

Letter written to Johnny Lutz while playing with the Minneapolis Millers in 1938
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1946 .38/44 Heavy Duty Transitional
1946 .38/44 Heavy Duty Transitional

Early post-war .38/44 with Pachmayr grips. Fixed sights, 4" barrel, pre-war frame
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1954 Colt 3-5-7
1954 Colt 3-5-7

Colt's first post-war 357 magnum. This one has had some trigger work and is a great little shooter. The box is un-marked, but went with another 3-5-7 that was only about 500 serial numbers higher (target as well).
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Smith & Wesson .357 - 1955
Smith & Wesson .357 - 1955

My favorite revolver - perfect barrel length, perfect grips, perfect caliber.
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1930 .38/44 Heavy Duty
1930 .38/44 Heavy Duty

A very early N-frame Heavy Duty. The first of these shipped in early 1930 - this one shipped in November, 1930. Grips are elkhorn by Ken. The last two pictures show the gun with its service grips - not the original ones that the gun was shipped with, but the same.
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