Christmas Catalog 2017


War of 1812 6 pdr Canon on Grasshopper carriage with axle marked Kinsley Iron & Machine established 1787 they produced Musket’s during the War of 1812

A Rare War of 1812 Field Canon the barrel is 6 ½ feet long wt. 1500 lbs. trunnion dated 1795

A rare canon as very few Big Guns survive from the Revolutionary War and the resulting War of 1812 when the British tried to take America back just three decades after the American Independence from England. The trunnion is marked 1795 on one side and ‘F” on the other, with the weight stamped on the barrel W.IV.XVII.X, the axel is marked “Kinsley I & M / Canton, Mass.” They are known to have had contracts to produce muskets for the US Army as well as iron mounts and gun barrels for gunsmiths like James Perkins in Bridgewater, Mass. who also had a contract to produce flintlock muskets for the American army. The carriage has been restored using some of the original iron mounts including the axle and is in excellent condition. The iron barrel length alone is 6 feet 7inches, the overall length mounted on the grasshopper carriage is almost 12 feet, total weight barrel on carriage is just over 2,000 lbs. The gun and the carriage are in good displayable condition and is from an era in American history that is rarely offered. (free delivery with 1000 miles at no charge)



Browning Model 1917 – A 1 Machine Gun converted to semi – auto .308 on original tripod with Ammo Box. This is the famous Heavy Machine Gun used by the US Army in both World Wars, belt fed and water cooled it was the work horse of the US Army on every battlefield. A Superb showpiece for a collector’s gun room, or a museum display (refurbished, and converted to .308 semi auto)



President George Washington’s nephew Lawrence Washington Seal Fob ca. 1791 - while Lawrence was finishing school or at the time he began his practice as an attorney. The seal was a costly item for anyone to have had at the time. Lawrence’s uncle George Washington had taken on the responsibility of paying for his nephews education after the Presidents brother had died. President George Washington had most likely paid for this seal as a gift to his favored nephew whom he treated like a son. Unique to the monogram on the seal are the letters LW with two flowers and the ends of the letter tips, form perfect snake heads. The heads represent both biblical and masonic symbolism of the Snake with Jesus. Seeing the full detail of these snake heads shows the exceptional quality of the engraver of Philadelphia. There are marks of a “V” and an “F”, believed to be makers marks of Vallance & Shallus who were Philadelphia engravers. An Important Washington Family heirloom.



Amos Doolittle engraved “American Eagle “Copper Plates ca.1770’s - found hidden inside a small barn that is believed to be the documented workshop in the final years Amos was alive. (May 18, 1754 – January 30, 1832) Doolitte was an American engraver and silversmith known as "The Revere of Connecticut his engravings included portraits and maps, made in New Haven, Conneticut. He became famous for his four engravings depicting the Battles of Lexington and Concord which were based on his first-hand reconnaissance of the battlefield (which recently sold at auction for $500,000) The eagles are identical to those ultra-rare engravings, Doolittle was known as the only person who made a double run from two sets of near identical plates, the largest of any engraver in the 18th and 19th century. The berry’s found on the plate are where here left his letter initial “D” in a few of the berry’s. Like he did on his famous Napoleon in Trouble prints in the bushes and also found on the George Washington Portrait in the clouds on the US coat of arms section. The most striking feature that is only unique to Amos is the birds legs that are only found on the Lexington and Concord prints, identical to the smoke in the scene. The same design is also found in the smoke and fire of the Napoleon in Trouble prints as well. A Unique pair of Doolittle’s copper printing plates never before on the market.



President George Washington American Indian Silver Peace Medal made by Joseph Wright ca. 1792 – his initial’s ‘JW’ silversmith marking at bottom verso, A Philadelphia artist Wright was not only a silversmith but worked in Gilbert Stuart’s studio painting portraits of famous Americans like George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. Another identical Washington Indian Peace medal made by Joseph Wright is on display at the Woolaroc Museum in Oklahoma.

The United States soon after the government was formed began issuing beautiful silver Indian peace medals to various tribes as part of its official Indian policy after seeing the practice of Spanish, French, and British authorities. The medals were given as tokens of friendship and accepted as symbols of allegiance, and were highly regarded by the Native Americans and worn proudly and highly cherished, often being passed down from father to son within the Tribe. Washington personally presented Red Jacket Peace Medal in 1792 in Philadelphia. On March 13, 1792, a delegation of 47 chiefs representing the Seneca, Cayuga, Onondaga, Oneida, Tuscarora, and Stockbridge tribes of New York, arrived at the Nation’s Capitol in Philadelphia. The chiefs met first with President Washington then other federal and Pennsylvania dignitaries. A Rare 1792 George Washington Silver Indian Peace medal.


Celtic Weapons from 200BC – Sword / Shield / Knife all from the Celtic Tribes of Europe. Feared by the Greek and later the Romans armies alike, the Celts were known to attack in wild frenzy formations using their entire body to wield a sword in battle, they were the first to transition from bronze to iron weapons. The Celts are the forefathers to most of Europe, gradually immigrating to the islands of England and Ireland where they are perhaps most revered by their descendants. (accompanied by Letter of Provenance from a Austrian Collection)


Celtic War Shield 200 BC – Iron with large Boss at center and scalloped edges, made of iron with large rivets. This was the main weapon of the Celts for defense, several are known in museums in Europe including the British Museum. It is also the rarest Celtic weapon and rarely come on the market. A showpiece.



Celtic Battle “Long” Sword 200 BC – This Iron age sword shows battle marks on the blade, stylized cross guard and a fine green patina, has a raised blood fuller down the center. A showpiece.



Dacian Knife & Scabbard 200 BC – with stylized designs engraved on the iron blade as well as the scabbard, known as the Sica it was a short sword or a long dagger carried by the ancient Thracians, Dacians and Illyrians it is depicted on Trajan’s Column. A historically important edged weapon



From Big Guns to small Derringer, Unique Serial #1 – 22 magnum rimfire serial # ROY JINKS 1, with short 1 1/8" barrel as new and virtually unfired. This gun was presented to Roy Jinks by the president of Charter 2000 gun company for his ongoing service as an ambassador to the firearms industry. The matte stainless steel surfaces rate excellent with a light turn ring on the cylinder. The black synthetic factory grips rate excellent. The beautiful revolver includes a factory hard case that is correctly labeled and numbered to the gun, soft case with Charter Arms logo, a pair of padlocks with a pair of keys, manual and paperwork. Included in the paperwork is a factory letter from president Nickerson Ecker of Charco, 200 Inc. dba Charter 2000 to Roy Jinks thanking him for his tireless efforts as an ambassador to the American firearms industry as a whole. He states this Dixie Derringer was manufactured on March 16, 2004 and given the special serial number of "Roy Jinks 1". A Unique derringer with Letter



A Unique Smith & Wesson “Prototype” of .460 Magnum presented to ammunition company for testing

A Magnum “Prototype” - serial #CHF0265, 460 S&W Magnum, 8 3/8" full lug and compensated barrel with a mint bore exhibiting limited tool marks in several of the grooves. This prototype toolroom revolver was sent to CorBon Ammunition for testing and later acquired by Roy Jinks the famous S & W Collector and personal advisor to Smith & Wesson. The stainless steel surfaces are excellent with only scattered light scratches, turn ring on the cylinder and other handling marks from test firing. The cylinder is a satin finish while the remaining surfaces are lightly polished. The .430" target hammer is hard chrome finished but the .400" smooth target trigger is color case-hardened. The pebble grain factory Hogue Monogrip with S&W logo have minor light scuff marks at the top of the backstrap. Each chamber is numbered in electric pencil on the outside of the cylinder and the caliber has been hand written on the side of the barrel. Another interesting observation is the model number is X'd out on the frame below the crane. The revolver also has the original S&W factory hard case correctly end labeled and numbered to the gun, a spare Patridge front sight blade and accompanying paperwork. Factory disposition sheets enclosed indicate this gun was shipped to CorBon Ammunition in Sturgis South Dakota on July 21, 2004, and returned to S&W on November 10, 2004 then acquired by Roy Jinks on July 6, 2005. Factory prototypes of Magnum’s are virtually unknown, this one being Historical & Unique. (Provenance: CorBon Ammunition Co, Roy Jinks & S & W Factory workshop)



A Rare Magnum - serial #CHW2583, 460 S&W Magnum, 8 3/8" full lug barrel with compensator exhibiting an excellent bore. This gun is the first production sample sent to S&W salesman Ken Sedlecky and later sold to Roy Jinks. The stainless steel surfaces rate excellent with a few light handling marks and a turn ring on the cylinder. The smooth .400" target trigger and semi-target hammer retain full hard chrome finish. The pebble grain factory Hogue Monogrips with S&W logo rate excellent. This revolver features black blade micro adjustable rear sight, green fiber optic front sight and compensator. The firing pin has been removed from this gun and is not provided. It includes the original S & W factory hard case that is correctly end labeled and numbered to this gun, a pair of internal lock keys, a cable lock with a pair of keys, manual and paperwork accompany the gun. S & W Factory disposition sheet and e-mail enclosed document this rare gun was shipped to S & W salesman Ken Sedlecky on February 23, 2005, returned to the factory on July 25, 2005 and acquired by Roy Jinks on July 27, 2005. The gun is in as new condition with minimal use and is one of the earliest Model 460 Magnum’s produced. (Provenance: Salesman Ken Sedlecky, Roy Jinks, S & W store)



Smith & Wesson Model 500 Magnum “Prototype” Revolver

A Unique .50 cal Magnum - serial #XXX3000, 500 S&W Magnum, 8 3/8" full lug barrel shroud plus compensator with an excellent bore. This Factory Prototype model was shipped to Shooting Times magazine as a test gun and later acquired by Roy Jinks through Smith & Wesson. The stainless steel surfaces rate very good to excellent with scattered light scratches, more prominent scratch forward of the triggerguard and a turn ring on the cylinder. The .430" target hammer and .400" smooth target trigger retain strong case-hardened colors with minor operational wear. The pebble grain rubber Hogue Monogrip with S&W logo rates excellent. The gun includes an unlabeled factory hard case, a pair of internal lock keys, manual and paperwork. Factory disposition sheets show this gun was originally shipped to Shooting Times magazine in Peoria, Illinois as a ‘Prototype Model’ on January 10, 2003. It was acquired by the Smith & Wesson Store on September 10, 2003 whom Roy Jinks acquired it from. A rare and Unique ‘ Magnum .50 cal Prototype’ revolver tested by the famous Shooting Times magazine. (Provenance: Roy Jinks, Shooting Times magazine, S&W factory workshop)



A Smith & Wesson .50 cal Magnum – Model 500 serial #XXX8339, 500 S&W Magnum, 8 3/8" full lug barrel shroud plus compensator with an excellent as new bore. The stainless-steel surfaces rate excellent, the gun is as new and unfired except for one factory test fire and still has the empty shell casing inside the factory case which is numbered to the gun. The .430" target hammer and .400" smooth target trigger retain strong case-hardened colors with no operational wear. The pebble grain rubber Hogue Monogrip with S&W logo rates excellent. The gun includes an unlabeled factory hard case, a pair of internal lock keys, manual and paperwork and empty test fire shell casing. If you collect Magnums this is the one. New & unfired


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