Julia’s October 2014 Firearms Auction
Continues to Raise the Bar!

Auction: October 7th-9th, 2014

Preview: October 3rd-6th, 2014

Please Note: All prices include the hammer price plus the buyer’s premium, which is paid by the buyer as part of the purchase price. The prices noted here after the auction are considered unofficial and do not become official until after the 46th day.

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1030
Revised: 9/15/2014

The consignor states the gun was never a Dewat, but that it was imported prior to 1968 and by law, the import marks “Collinsville” had to be applied to the gun.

**INCREDIBLY COMPLETE GERMAN MG 15 MACHINE GUN WITH ACCESSORIES (C&R).

SN 52612-42. 8 MM. 24″ bbl. This incredibly complete German MG 15 is marked with Weimar era eagle proofs and was manufactured by “jua”. Additionally it is marked on right side of receiver below magazine well with a series of indiscernible numbers and letters followed by “COLLINSVILLE” indicating that this gun may have at one time been a DEWAT which was reactivated. However if so the restoration was so good that this cataloger can’t tell. This MG 15 includes clamp on attachment for bipod, bipod marked with eagle proof marks and leg adjustment knob, front and rear anti aircraft sights, “brc43” marked carrying handle, clamp on shoulder extension, orig leather sling, aftermarket leather sling, complete spare bolt SN 38852 with extractor, gunner’s leather wallet complete with tools, firing pins, extractors and oiler and five orig saddle drum magazines with carrier and winding tool. Bolt, receiver and hand grip SNs match however extractor is not present within bolt. Clamp on shoulder stock SN does not match. Hinged shoulder rest folds properly. Bipod deploys properly. Mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This gun appears fully functional. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is extremely fine to near excellent. Gun retains over 95% of a black enamel paint refinish. Bore has strong shiny rifling, dark in grooves with some pitting. Bolt face is extremely fine. Spare bolt face also extremely fine. Clamp on accessory extension on bbl shroud retains about 85% of its finish. Shoulder extension retains about 90% of its finish with leather shaft cover intact and serviceable although with some gouges and scrapes. Black leather pads on shoulder rest are soft and serviceable, starting to become thin at a couple of corners. Gun carrying handle retains nearly all of its black enamel paint finish with a recent addition of a washer to rear side. Dark brown bakelite to rear of receiver and hand grip in excellent, clean condition. Later day replacement leather sling starting to crack at forward sling swivel. Orig leather sling although not on gun is serviceable and starting to harden and flake. Gunner’s kit is in absolutely amazing condition for its age, dated 1940 with Weimar era drooped wing eagle proof mark on cover together with Luftwaffe part number. Tools and spare parts within in pristine condition with broken case extraction wrench with Weimar eagle and marked as manufactured by Heinrich Kreighoff. Leather, stitching and hardware with exception of brown retaining strap look as thought they are only 6-7 months old instead of 70 years old. Leather retaining strap somewhat worn but still in good, serviceable condition. 75-rnd saddle drums all appear to be in good, serviceable condition with finish ranging from good to extremely fine. Drum winder dated 1939 manufactured by BSW has drooped wing eagle Wiemar proof and is in extremely fine condition. Drum carrier finish turning to a rough, powdery scale but black leather padding on interior of hinged portion still in fine condition and completely serviceable. Drum carrying handle turning a smooth brown patina, comfortable in the hand. If anyone ever wanted a German MG 15 machine gun this is about as complete and fine conditioned a set as one could ever hope to find. 4-51602 JWK116 (18,000-25,000) – Lot 1030

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1054
Revised: 10/2/2014

Please note: Additional parts include an 8″ section of small aluminum link chute, a feed mechanism marked “RH Feed” for use with M-8 links, and a G.E. A.C. Aircraft Motor Model 5K408J42 which is complete with electric cable and female socket to plug into power source.”

**US MODEL 39 20 MM AIRCRAFT AUTOMATIC CANNON (C&R).

SN 2072. 20 MM. 54″ bbl. Manufactured by Pontiac Motor Corporation (GM Corp), marked on top of receiver, “GUN AUTOMATIC 20 MM, M-39/MANUFACTURED BY/PONTIAC MOTOR DIV G.M.C./PONTIAC, MICHIGAN”. Set up on its display stand with display placard stand included, together with placard from when this gun was on display at the Evergreen Museum of Southern History. This highly effective weapon was first produced in 1951 but the Genesis of the revolving cannon and the design dates back to a WWII German aircraft cannon. The M-39 uses a 5-chamber cylinder like a revolver to feed rounds from a flexible feed chute through action. An example of the feed chute is included in this lot showing the flexibility and engineering required for this gun to operate. Pontiac produced more that 35,000 of these model cannons from 1951-1975 and it was something that was the hallmark weapon of the “jet era”. Firing mechanism is intact and this gun appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is near excellent with over 90% of orig finish remaining. Springs are strong. Cylinder, chambers and bore are clean. This is a tremendous display piece for any aviation museum or a conversation piece in an office environment. An example of the top of the line destructive fire power used in aviation for nearly 25 years. It was not until the modern air to air missiles that this weapon was displaced. 4-51794 JWK117 (14,000-18,000) – Lot 1054

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1072
Revised: 9/18/2014

Please note: This gun is listed as fully transferable, but is actually a much more desirable Curio & Relic.

**ORIGINAL ARMALITE AR-10 MACHINE GUN (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN 1038. 308 cal. 21″ bbl. This extremely attractive and early AR-10 includes one 20 round magazine and has light brown hand guards, hand grip and buttstock. It also has a perforated muzzle break giving it an extremely unusual, yet attractive, appearance. Marked on left side of magazine well with the Armalite winged horse logo and model designation as well as “Hollywood, Calif. U.S.A.” address. Firing mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This weapon appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is 98% with virtually no loss of finish on metal parts and perhaps just the very slightest of handling marks and slight brassing at the muzzle. There are some small places on the stock and hand guards where there has been a scrape, revealing black material underneath. Bore is shiny and bright with some slight frosting close to the muzzle. Bolt face is extremely fine. This weapon has been fired, but not very much. 4-51756 JWK73 (15,000-20,000) – Lot 1072

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1074
Revised: 10/2/2014

Please note: The launcher is a replica of an M203 grenade launcher, but in actuality is a 37mm flare launcher. As such, this attachment is fully legal and requires no paperwork (the gun itself of course is Class III, and does have paperwork).

**COLT M16A1 WITH M203 GRENADE LAUNCHER (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN 9310531. 223 cal. 20″ bbl. This is the classic M16A1 lower with rampant Colt logo, M16A1 markings with Colt’s Firearms Division address on left side of lower. This lot includes one 20 round Colt magazine. The welding of the M203 tube is noticeable and appears to be a later addition. The tube opens and closes, cocks and the firing mechanism actuates properly.Rifle mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This weapon appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is excellent with over 97% orig finish with some loss of finish at the high points and where moving parts, such as the charging handle, contact the receiver. Bore is shiny and bright with some slight frosting. Bolt face is extremely fine. This is the perfect specimen for the American military collector. 4-51800 JWK75 (16,000-22,000) – Lot 1074

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1088
Revised: 9/18/2014

Please note: The side of the receiver has Australian proof marks and not British proof marks as stated in the catalog. This may well be the ONLY registered fully transferable example in the United States.

**AUSTRALIAN F-1 SUBMACHINE GUN (C&R).

SN AD6400247. Cal 9mm. 8-1/2″ bbl. This unusual looking Australian submachine gun has British proof marks on right side of hand grip housing and is also marked “SUBMACHINE GUN 9MM.F1.” It is reminiscent of the Owen submachine gun with its magazine housing that sticks straight up with a sight system offset to the right. This example includes three 32 round magazines and is equipped with sling swivels and a bayonet mount. Its very simple blow-back firing mechanism operates smoothly when functioned by hand. This weapon appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is very good with about 60% of its black enamel finish remaining with the balance turning a brown patina. Wooden hand grip and buttstock have some gouges and handling marks but remain completely serviceable. Magazines range in finish from good to very fine with overall brown patina. All three are marked with an arrow and “OFF”. Bore has bright, smooth rifling with some pitting in the grooves. A very straightforward and easy to clean submachine gun rarely encountered and certain to be of interest to collectors. 4-51750 JWK67 (12,000-16,000) – Lot 1088

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1112
Revised: 9/28/2014

Great news: This weapon is not refinished, but instead is 100% original finish throughout.

**MAUSER M712 SCHNELLFEUER PISTOL (C&R).

SN 60534. 7.63 MM. 5-1/2″ bbl. This attractive example of the select fire Mauser broom handle pistol comes with its detachable wooden shoulder holster; complete with cleaning rod and leather harness. Shoulder holster has been personalized with the name “Rice” hand inscribed in 1/4″ letters on right side. Mauser banner logo on left side. Leather harness marked with cartouche “WAFFENFABRIK SCHORK MUNCHEN”. Included with this pistol are two 10-rnd magazine and one orig 20-rnd magazine. Also included is orig manual in English and promotional insert with specification data. Mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This pistols proof marks and numbers are clear, crisp and correct for this model. This gun appears fully functional. CONDITION: Overall exterior finish and appearance is excellent. 97% deep lustrous blue refinish with blemishes on selector switch and backstrap where shoulder attachment contacts. These magazines have matte blue finish over slight pitting on floorplate and sides. Wooden grips extremely fine with some slight handling marks and a barely noticeable 1/16″ chip on left top of grip panel. Shoulder stock has some slight bruises, dings and handling marks but still overall quite handsome. Leather harness still soft and serviceable. Manual is in fine condition with some slight discoloration to the front and back. This is a great rig for the Mauser broom handle pistol collector from the period when Mauser was catering to the high demand for these select fire pistols. 4-51277 JWK93 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 1112

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1113
Revised: 9/28/2014

Please note: This gun is listed in the catalog as fully transferable, but it is instead a pre-86 Dealer Sample, which can be kept by the dealer after they relinquish their license.

**WALTHER MPK SUB MACHINE GUN (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN 5161. 9 MM. 7″ bbl. This example has the Walther banner logo on left side of receiver followed by “MP Walther Cal. 9mm” also marked with eagle/”N” proof mark below “63” next to Walther proof mark to left of SN. Upper SN matches with eagle/”N” proof mark to left of this number as well as “Mod. Kurz”. Bolt SN also matches. Lower assembly also has a marking within an oval just forward of rear sling swivel. Folding shoulder loop has gray hard rubber casing to provide comfort to the firer when aiming. Included in this lot are two 32-rnd magazines marked “MP 9 mm”. Also included are both German and English versions of the Provisional Operation and Servicing Manuals, editions of 1963, which is when this gun was made. Mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This gun appears fully functional. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is extremely fine with over 95% dark blue parkerized finish with scratches to bare metal in places and loss of finish at some high points. Bore is excellent, shiny and bright. Bolt face is extremely fine. There is a coat of dust in recessed areas from long term storage. Magazine finish is consistent with gun. This is a nice, fairly early example of this model and these seem to consistently run well. 4-51284 JWK100 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 1113

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1114
Revised: 9/18/2014

Please note: This is a registed receiver gun, and NOT a registered bolt gun.

**ACTION ARMS CONVERSION OF ISRAELI MILITARY INDUSTRIES UZI MODEL A (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN SA10700. 9 MM. 10″ bbl. Receiver is marked on left side, “UZI semi-auto/MODEL A/9mmPARA/IMI-ISRAEL”. Included are 25-rnd and 32-rnd magazines and a web sling. This model has the bayonet stud at bottom of receiver at muzzle and fold out shoulder stock as well as grip safety on backstrap. Mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This gun appears fully functional. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is excellent. Smooth gray finish with exception being flip up peep sight which is dark blue finish. Slight loss of finish on high lines. Bore is excellent, shiny and bright. Bolt face extremely fine. Interior receiver shows evidence of firing. This gun has a very comfortable weight and feels very solid. This model is accurate even out to long ranges. 4-51281 JWK97 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 1114

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1120
Revised: 9/18/2014

Please note: This gun is listed in the catalog as a post-86 Dealer Sample, but it is instead a pre-86 Dealer Sample, which can be kept by the dealer after they relinquish their license.

***WALTHER MODEL MPK SUB MACHINE GUN (POST 86 DEALER SAMPLE).

SN 11648. 9 MM. 7″ bbl. Marked with Walther banner logo above “Mod. kurz” on left side of upper assembly which also has SN 12014 with eagle/”N” proof mark. Left side of lower receiver also marked with eagle/”N” proof mark below “68” and Walther proof. SN on lower is 11648. Selector/safety is ambidextrous and marked “E D S”. Included are five 32-rnd magazines, one green leather 3-cell magazine pouch and one Normount Technical Publications booklet entitled The Walther MPK, MPL Submachine Gun. Magazines are marked with Walther banner logo and “MP 9mm”. This sub machine gun has an extremely large trigger guard which would lend itself well to winter conditions, folding shoulder loop has a hard gray rubber coating for comfort when held in aimed position. Mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This gun appears fully functional. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is fine with about 85% of a smooth gray finish remaining with loss to bare metal on rear swing swivel around selector/safety as well as some loss of finish to high points together with some scuffs and scratches. Hard rubber grips are in fine condition with some handling marks. Bore is excellent, shiny and bright. Bolt face is extremely fine. Magazines and magazine pouch in very good to fine orig condition. Publication also in fine orig condition with some slight blemishes to cover. These Walther MP sub machine guns are extremely reliable and fun to shoot at the range. 4-51285 JWK99 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 1120

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1121
Revised: 9/18/2014

Please note: This gun is listed in the catalog as a post-86 Dealer Sample, but it is instead a pre-86 Dealer Sample, which can be kept by the dealer after they relinquish their license.

***ISRAELI MILITARY INDUSTRIES UZI SUB MACHINE GUN (POST 86 DEALER SAMPLE).

SN 109212. 9 MM. 9-1/2″ bbl. This Uzi is marked on left side of receiver “SMG UZI/9mm/109212/IMI-ISRAEL” and on right side of receiver “ACTION ARMS, LTD/Phila.Pa.”. This arm is limited to use as a sales sample. It includes two 32-rnd magazines; one is marked “IMI” with SN 15, the other is simply marked “40” at bottom rear. Exterior of bbl is threaded from muzzle all the way to retaining ring. Receiver is marked above selector/safety switch “A R S”. Mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This gun appears fully functional. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is excellent. Dark blue finish with some slight loss of finish right at muzzle and the occasional scuff at high points. Interior of receiver shows evidence of firing. Bore is shiny and bright with some slight carbon in grooves. Bolt face is excellent. In every respect this is a fine example of the Uzi sub machine gun. 4-51282 JWK98 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 1121

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1123
Revised: 9/15/2014

Great news on this lot: this is actually fully transferable as a curio & relic gun.

**HIGH CONDITION ITHACA NID 20 GAUGE AUTO & BURGLAR GUN WITH HOLSTER (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN 434443. Cal. 20 ga. 3″ Chambers. 10″ Bbls are marked “SMOKELESS POWDER STEEL” and “MADE IN USA” on tops. Bbl flats are stamped with SN, and with choke markings “2” and “4” although bbls are not choked. Early NID action with pin cocking indicators on top is stamped with hunting dog scene on each side over “Ithaca Gun Co” “Ithaca N.Y.” Stock has squared grip with reinforcing dowel in butt. Splinter forend has Deeley type release. Brown leather flap holster is marked “Auto & Burglar Gun” “MADE BY” “ITHACA GUN CO.” “ITHACA N.Y.” CONDITION: Excellent, near new, with little evidence of having been fired. Muzzles are silvered somewhat from holster wear. Case color of action has some mars at bottom. There is a stress crack on left side of grip which flexes slightly. Holster is good, with much creasing, worn through at breech area, end cap detaching. An exceptionally clean example. 4-53527 MGM288 (6,000-12,000) – Lot 1123

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1124
Revised: 9/15/2014

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**FINE ITHACA NID 20 GAUGE AUTO & BURGLAR GUN WITH HOLSTER(FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN 435605. Cal. 20 ga. 3″ Chambers. 10″ Bbls are marked “SMOKELESS POWDER STEEL” and “MADE IN USA” on tops. Bbl flats are stamped with SN. Early case hardened NID action with pin cocking indicators on top is stamped with hunting dog scene on each side over “Auto & Burglar Gun” over “Ithaca Gun Co” “Ithaca N.Y.” Stock has squared grip with reinforcing dowel in butt. Splinter forend has Deeley type release. Brown leather flap holster is marked “Auto & Burglar Gun” “MADE BY” “ITHACA GUN CO.” “ITHACA N.Y.” CONDITION: Excellent, with slight silvering at muzzles and breech ends of bbls from holster wear. Action is silvered on sharp edges and fences. Stocks are excellent with finish worn through at bottom of grip. Bores are excellent. Mechanically crisp. Holster is very good, with rubs and light creases, attachment hole on strap is torn out and repaired with staples, end cap beginning to detach. A fine clean example of this interesting Ithaca product. 4-53528 MGM289 (6,000-12,000) – Lot 1124

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1141
Revised: 9/28/2014

Please note: Rifle is marked “KURZ” to the left of serial number on barrel, indicating this is the shorter 37″ long barrel version, as opposed to the 41″ long barrel version. Also, none of the images in the catalog are correct, however the online images are correct.

*MASSIVE WWI MAUSER T-GEWEHR ANTI-TANK RIFLE.

SN 86. Cal. 13 mm. Humongous T-Gewehr anti-tank rifle made by Mauser-Werke, Oberndorf in 1918 to counter newly developed Allied tanks. The T-Gewehr was essentially a single shot, upsized Mauser 98 but was the first of its kind officially adopted and used in the last part of WWI in an attempt to provide German dismounted troops a man portable anti-tank weapon. The T-Gewehr uses the large 13 mm steel cored, high velocity, armor piercing bullet which was effective against early armor plate of WWI tanks which rarely exceeded 12 mm thickness. The weapon is quite heavy and offered brutal recoil. Approximately 15,000 were produced before the end of the war and many were brought back as souvenirs and put on display in museums and local VFW posts but are rarely offered in the market today. Receiver ring is marked with the Mauser banner and the date “1918”. Receiver, bbl & sight sleeve were observed to have matching serial numbers. Trigger guard, front band/bi-pod attachment & bolt are also matching numbered. No serial numbers were observed on the grip or buttstock, however they are Imperial proofed in several places and almost certainly are orig to this rifle. No additional disassembly was effected to check for other matching numbers. Accompanied by an orig 1918-type detachable bi-pod. PROVENANCE: Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Fine, numbered as noted above. Bbl retains about 90% orig blue, thin about the middle. Receiver & bolt are a mottled gray metal patina. Trigger guard retains about 95% orig blue. Stock has numerous bruises, nicks, dings & scratches but is completely solid with a hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine. Bright shiny bore. Bi-pod is fine and retains substantial orig black paint. 4-53897 JR272 (6,000-10,000) – Lot 1141

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1147
Revised: 9/15/2014

Estimate should be $30,000-$40,000.

*◊ VERY RARE EARLY SIG MONDRAGON FSlK MODEL 15 “FLYER’S RIFLE”.

SN 2. Cal. 7 MM. Immaculate and exceedingly rare Swiss-manufactured Mondragon “Flieger-Selbstladekarabiner 15”, or “Flyer’s Self-loading Carbine Model 15” from the SIG (Scheizerische Industrie Gesellschaft) factory collection. Developed by the Mexican Army’s General Manuel Mondragon, the FSlK evolved from self-loading patents granted in 1907. Mondragon’s perfected rifle was eventually adopted by the Mexican Army as the “Fusil Porfirio Diaz Sistema Mondragon Modelo 1908”, in honor of the then Mexican emperor. The design incorporated one of the first truly gas-operated piston mechanisms, as well as a locking, rotating bolt, which were well ahead of their time. Other novel features of the rifle included a non-detachable box magazine which was loaded with en-bloc clips, and a gas cut-off, allowing the rifle to used as a straight pull, bolt action in an emergency. Manufacture of the 1908 occurred at SIG in Switzerland due to political unrest at home and lack of suitable factory capacity in Mexico. After only a few hundred were delivered, the Mexican government cancelled the contract due to the high cost per rifle, inability to utilize poorer quality cartridges and the Mexican Revolution that deposed Diaz in 1911. This left SIG with several thousand complete or partially completed rifles which were most sold to the German Army for their aviators in WW1, scrubbed of their Mexican markings. For their part, the Germans found that the close tolerances of the rifle were not suited to the gritty nature of trench warfare, but were acceptable for self-defense use in airplanes and Zeppelins, and thus the FSlK 15 nomenclature. This nearly pristine example, serial number 2, is one of the few without Mexican markings that the Swiss manufacturer, SIG, retained for their factory reference collection. The only outward markings on the rifle besides the rear sight distances and C/arrow at the rear, is the numeral “2” stamped into the receiver, bolt group and rear sight. Includes its original die cast aluminum inventory tag from SIG. Mondragon serial number 2 would be the outstanding centerpiece of any advanced WW1 small arms collection. PROVENANCE: SIG Neuhausen Factory Collection, Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Near new, easily over 99% blued finish with only very slight wear on high points and edges. Bolt is correct and “in the white”. Beautiful hardwood stock is original and has just a few small scattered storage dings and scratches which do not detract. Bore has strong lands and grooves. Mechanically fine, with tight, crisp mechanism. Numbered SIG inventory tag attached and in excellent condition. 4-53246 DW3 (25,000-40,000) – Lot 1147

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1148
Revised: 9/15/2014

Estimate should be $40,000-$60,000.

*◊ IMPORTANT VERY RARE MAUSER CONSTRUKTION 02 PROTOTYPE SELF-LOADING RIFLE.

SN 15. Historically significant Mauser Construktion 02 Prototype Self-Loading Rifle, serial number 15. Paul Mauser’s only real disappointment was his inability to develop a practical self-loading rifle. In fact, he spent most of the latter part of his life working almost solely on the issue, and developed or had a hand in developing some seventeen different designs and variations. Mauser rejected tapping gas from the barrel and due to patent fights with Georg Luger, the toggle action as well. He thus focused on the short and then the long-recoil principle in which the barrel slid back and forth. His early efforts were with the short recoil/transverse flap lock C98 (Construktion 1898) rifle produced for the GPK (Gewehr Prüfungs Kommission, or Rifle Testing Commission) small caliber trials in which these rifles were unsuccessful, and in 1901 he even lost an eye test firing one of the examples. The Construcktion 02 was patented in 1902, and represented the fourth of his many concepts. This prototype now utilized a long-recoil action with a rotating bolt, a safer operating system since the locked bolt and barrel recoiled together over the entire action length before opening. It could function as either a semi-automatic or a bolt action repeater. To chamber a round, the bolt handle was unlocked and the entire mechanism, including the barrel brought rearward and released to latch the bolt to the rear while the barrel returned to the firing position in front of the magazine. As the barrel arrived forwards, it tripped a latching bar to release the bolt, which then flew forward to strip a cartridge from the internal magazine. Once the bolt handle was locked, the weapon operated as a semi automatic. Mauser presented examples of the C 02 to the GPK (Gewehr Prüfungs Kommission, or Rifle Testing Commission) in Spandau for trials in 1902-1903. Unfortunately, problems with extraction and ejection were common. Mauser attempted to solve this by using greased ammunition, which military authorities rejected. This C 02 was one of the samples Paul Mauser submitted to the GPK, and originally manufactured as a full stocked military rifle. The barrel is “S” bore (0.323”) which was exclusively used by the German Army at the turn of the last century when this rifle was produced. While mechanically original and complete apart from the original military muzzle/bayonet support collar, it was restocked in sporter configuration sometime after the trials. Sporter-style front and flip up rear sights were also added. An amazing find in any condition, this is a singular opportunity to own a step in self-loading rifle history- a weapon that was conceived, handled and fired by Paul Mauser himself and possibly the only known example that still exists. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent, with metal retaining ca. 95% of its original bluing. Slight freckling to safety leaf spring, and few scratches and scattered handling marks. Beautiful light hardwood stock is very fine, with checkering at wrist and a few minor scratches and spotting that does not detract. Bore shows strong lands and grooves. 4-53229 DW2 (35,000-60,000) – Lot 1148

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1151
Revised: 9/15/2014

Estimate should be $60,000-$100,000.

*◊ UNIQUE AND IMPORTANT BABY LUGER SERIAL NUMBER 4.

SN 4. Cal. 9mm Kurtz. 3-7/8″ bbl with SN on bottom. Toggle assembly is unmarked and unnumbered, as is receiver and small parts. Frame has SN on front. Unique serrated sliding safety catch, similar to the Borchardt pistol’s. No hold open. No grip safety. Checkered walnut grips. Right grip “S” stamped on back. Left grip has matching “4” on back. Hand made prototype wood bottom mag with plain wood bottom. Button is missing from follower. Unique pocket tool room prototype pocket pistol with much evidence of hand working and that fitting shares no parts with a full size Luger except for the grip screws. Believed to have been made around 1925-6 by DWM after Georg Luger’s death in an attempt by DWM to enter the low price pocket pistol market that was then burgeoning in Germany. This gun, the only known genuine original example, is featured on p. 1640 of Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz and Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess and is also illustrated in Kenyon, Lugers at Random. Accompanied by archival material including personal correspondence and images pertaining to the history, design and mfg of the “Baby” from August Weiss, retired Works MGR for DWM, to Carl Wilson. Also a copy of Shooting Sports Magazine dated Sept,1962, which features on its cover the “Worlds Rarest Luger”. PROVENANCE: Collections of Carl Wilson, Pat Redmond; Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent, retaining 95% orig blue with normal wear to sharp edges and corners. Some fading on chamber and top of toggles. Orig straw is 60%. Grips are lightly worn and oil soaked with some wood grain still visible. Mag has chips on wood bottom and scattered pitting on body. Bore is sharp with light wear. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52754 BWS19 (50,000-100,000) – Lot 1151

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1154
Revised: 9/15/2014

Estimate should be $45,000-$75,000.

*◊ UNIQUE “GL” PROTOTYPE LUGER SN 10066B.

SN 10066B. 4-3/4″ 9mm slim bbl with notched foresight and 5-digit SN to bottom. DWM scroll on center toggle link. “GL” proof on rear toggle behind rear safety and SN (66) applied to underside of rear link. 5-digit B suffix prototype SN on front of frame which is a shortened long type. P.08 pattern safety with long checkering. “GESICHERT” in upper position. All numbered parts are matching. No grip safety, special safety lever/block components. Checkered walnut grips. Plain wood bottom magazine. Most likely connected with 1932-4 German trials, the safety lever configuration and lack of a grip safety, along with slim 9mm bbl is a study of evolution towards P.08. This gun is featured on p. 103, 217, 229, 280 and 283 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Retaining 97% orig bright blue with some touch up on grip straps. Light scratches on left of bbl. 95% bright orig straw. Bore is bright and sharp. Grips are lightly worn and show wood grain. Magazine is near new with minor chips on wood bottom. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52745 BWS138 (40,000-75,000) – Lot 1154

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1155
Revised: 9/15/2014

Estimate should be $35,000-$50,000.

*◊ ULTRA RARE AND VERY IMPORTANT US TEST 1905 GL NEW MODEL PROTOTYPE SERIAL NUMBER 10070B LUGER.

SN 10070B. Cal. 9mm. 4″ bbl with full SN on bottom of bbl. DWM scroll on center toggle link. “GL” on back of rear toggle link. Flat checkered New Model toggles without toggle lock. Modified frame without toggle latch. Unique extractor which is the same ear width as production New Model component, but has ears which are 0.5 mm thicker, preventing interchangeability with production guns. “LOADED” marking on extractor indicates that this gun was prepared for submission for U.S. evaluation (10069B is mechanically identical, documented to have been evaluated by the U.S. Board of Ordnance, and is still in the Springfield Armory Collection). Matching numbers on toggle assembly. Firing pin is unnumbered. Takedown lever, trigger, hold open, safety lever and grip safety are unnumbered. Receiver has 2-digit matching number on stop lug. 1900 short frame modified by addition of brazed in upper spring seat to coil spring (same as 1905 Dutch Trials guns). Full SN on front of frame. Matching numbered checkered walnut grips. Proper plain wood bottom mag. This gun is featured on pp. 223, 228, 261, 283, 290, 291 and 300 of Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz and Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Fine, retaining 90% orig blue with wear on sharp edges and corners. Extra wear on sides of muzzle, frame rails and high part of sideplate. Light corrosion starting on left side. Gripstraps are stained and fading to brown. 50% straw with scattered corrosion and very light pits on safety lever. Grips are oil soaked and moderately worn. There is a small chip on front corner of left grip. Mag is excellent with little wear. Bore is sharp with light frosting. Mechanics are fine. 4-52744 BWS17 (30,000-50,000) – Lot 1155

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1157
Revised: 10/4/2014

Please note: The button to open the lid of the enclosed compartment is actually ivory colored polished bone.

*◊ FABULOUS PRESENTATION CASED M1902 LUGER CARBINE FOR MEXICAN PRESIDENT PORFIRIO DIAZ.

SN 55C. Cal. 7.65mm. Presentation M1902 Luger carbine, unusual 2-digit (possibly only known 2-digit) SN 55C, with 11-7/8″ bbl, special features with matching stock, three spare magazines, sling, takedown tool, punch and cleaning rod. This well known Luger carbine has the standard ramped front sight with a dovetailed platinum-beaded/diamond cut post and a 4-position rear sight wherein the face of the insert has been finely checkered. Finely engraved over the chamber are elaborate gold inlaid intertwined initials “PD” whose outlines are highlighted with in-the-white metal. As correct for a presentation pistol in this serial range, the rear toggle has been marked with the overlapping Georg Luger “GL” initials. Safety has a small checkered head and the frame was made with a special lug to accept either a push-button or lever locked shoulder stock (as typical for the series). Hand fitting on this gun seems better than usual; for example, the sideplate is flush with the frame. The deluxe wood stock (possibly the only known Luger with factory deluxe wood) for this gun has a single-screw lever locking lug whose SN is on the lower arm. The checkering pattern is typical for a carbine and the buttstock, made of horn, is secured with two contoured screws whose slots have been vertically aligned. Included in the case are three unnumbered magazines whose wooden bases are secured with fire blued pins. Additional accessories include a 17″ brass stem cleaning rod/oiler, a leather sling and an unmarked blued takedown tool and punch. The takedown tool is of the very rare early pattern with long neck between thumb piece and hole. Consignor cites that this gun was presented to Diaz by Kaiser Wilhelm II as an Imperial gift to further Mexican-German relations. Multiple color photographs of this cased Luger with accessories are featured on pp. 1434 and 1435 of Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz and Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. All components are housed in a magnificent tooled red leather case, whose French fitted interior is lined with green felt. Adjacent to the cleaning rod is an ivory button to open the lid of an enclosed compartment, presumably for ammunition. An oval gold plaque on the lid is marked “Porfirio Diaz.”. The case has a matching red leather handle, a gilded brass lock, paired gilded brass latches and reinforcing gilded brass corners. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Stunning 99% bright orig blue with comparable condition straw and fire blued small parts. The immaculate condition applies to the shoulder stock that has only the fainted, most superficial, marks on the surface. Even the horn buttplate has no defects. Comparable condition, nearly new, spare magazines of which only one has a small chip from its base. The sling, that show considerably surface crazing and no leather coverage of the buckle, may be a replacement. Excellent condition oiler, takedown tool and punch. As one would expect from such an immaculate presentation set, the carbine has a mirror bore and the manual function is perfect. One of the finest carbines in existence. 4-52095 LMA63 (90,000-150,000) – Lot 1157

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1160
Revised: 9/15/2014

Estimate should be $7,500-$15,000.

*◊ RARE 10087B 9MM LUGER PROTOTYPE WITH REPRODUCTION PUSH BUTTON STOCK.

SN 10087B. 7-3/4″ 9mm slim bbl with full numbering on bottom that does not appear to be factory. DWM scroll on center toggle link. Dished toggles with toggle latch. B suffix prototype SN on front of frame that does not appear to be factory. All numbered parts are matching. Checkered walnut grips. Original push button stock lug has been modified to also accommodate turn lever stock. Plain wood bottom magazine with very high quality reproduction push button stock that is unnumbered. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Restored to near new condition with 99% blue and straw. Very light wear on sharp edges and corners. Minor ding in front grip strap. Bore is near mint. Grips have light wear with minor dings to checkering and wood grain is visible. Magazine has areas of corrosion on body and minor nicks and dings on wood bottom. Mechanics are excellent. Stock is near new with minor scuffs and indentations on wood and wear from use on screw and attaching surfaces. 4-52743 BWS155 (5,000-15,000) – Lot 1160

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1165
Revised: 9/15/2014

Estimate should be $10,000-$15,000.

*◊ VERY RARE 1900 RUSSIAN LUGER.

SN 12821. 4-3/4″ 7.65 mm Cal. bbl with full SN on bottom. Crossed Mosin Nagant rifles roll-die impressed over chamber. DWM scroll on center toggle link. Dished toggles with toggle latch. Full SN on front of frame. Grip safety. All numbered parts are matching down to the checkered walnut grips. Plain wood bottom magazine. Apart from the half dozen known examples of the Russian pistol, no other Lugers occupy the 12xxx serial number block. This gun is featured on p. 671 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Fine retaining 80% original blue with wear on sharp edges and corners and additional wear on grip straps, left side of bbl, and right frame rail. Some of this wear is turning brown and pitting. Original straw is 30%. Bore is sharp with frosting. Grips are dark and worn with minor chips and indents. Magazine has areas of corrosion on body and very minor dings on wood bottom. Mechanics are sound. 4-52843 BWS152 (7,500-15,000) – Lot 1165

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1174
Revised: 9/15/2014

Estimate should be $7,000-$10,000.

*◊ BEAUTIFUL 1906 9MM COMMERCIAL NAVY LUGER WITH STOCK.

SN 64378. Cal. 9mm. 6″ Navy bbl with Crown/N above full SN on bottom. DWM scroll on toggle link. 100/200 meter adjustable Navy rear sight on rear toggle link. Early pattern lower GESICHERT/lever up safe. Horizontal Crown/N proofs on front toggle links and on left side of sear. Full SN on front of frame. All numbered parts on gun are matching. Checkered walnut grips. Proper Commercial “Cal 9m/m” marked wood bottom Navy style mag with concentric rings. This gun is featured on p. 893 of Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz and Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. Proper Commercial Navy walnut stock with 67000 range numbers that do not match. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent, restored to 98% blue and straw. Grips are sharp and retain orig color with visible wood grain. Bore is sharp with light frosting. Mechanics are excellent. Wood on stock retains beautiful color and wood grain and has very little wear. Lug retains 90% blue and is corroded. Lever has 50% straw with light pitting. 4-52778 BWS52 (5,000-10,000) – Lot 1174

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1188
Revised: 9/15/2014

Estimate should be $30,000-$45,000.

*◊ FANTASTIC UNIQUE FACTORY CASED PRESENTATION SAMPLE VICKERS SAFE & LOADED M11 9MM LUGER.

SN 10184. Cal 9mm. 4″ bbl with full SN below British Crown/V proofs on bottom. “VICKERS/LTD.” on center toggle link. Crown/V proofs on toggle assembly and left receiver and on internal parts. “LOADED” marked to both sides of extractor. “SAFE” marked safety with Dutch pattern up-arrow. “C/40” upside down on left receiver. All numbered parts are matching. Unnumbered fine checkered walnut grips. Dutch pattern wood bottom mag with metal spring clip retainer and no added reinforcing pin. This is an English version of the Dutch M11 contract pistol, marked “SAFE” and “LOADED” instead of the Dutch “RUST” and “GELADEN”. Made at the end of the Dutch contract in 1923 with serial number in the run-on after Dutch contract numbering ceased at 10181. All marks on pistol (except proof and inspection marks) are machine engraved. Fitted Mahogany case with oval German Silver escutcheon engraved “VICKERS LTD/CRAYFORD” around “V within coronet bearing sailing ships” company logo on lid, from the plant that manufactured Vickers machine guns and aircraft during WWI and the Dutch contract M11 Parabellums in 1920 – 23. Case has stitched brown leather handle and nickel plated fittings. Interior is blue velvet, fitted for the gun and accessories. The mags, cleaning rod and pin punch are all Dutch pattern. The bodies on the extra mags and the cleaning rod stem are platinum plated. The retainer in the case that holds the screwdriver and pin punch is also platinum plated. Orig case key is included. This cased set was kept by Vickers in the factory collection as a presentation grade sample until 1966. Included is a copy of a memorandum from Vickers dated January 24, 1967 that mentions this set specifically. The original is in the Vickers Archive at the University of Cambridge Library. This pistol is most likely the finest example of a Vickers Luger in existence. This cased set, pictured with the orig memorandum from the Vickers Factory, is featured on pp. 654, 696 and 1440 of Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz and Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Vickers Factory Collection; Henk Visser Collection; Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Close to mint condition overall retaining better than 99% blue and straw over original factory satin polished metal. Grips are near mint and show beautiful wood grain. Mag is almost like new with very little wear. Sharp mirror bore. Case shows very little wear on exterior. There is a crack on top surface of the lid from a slight warp. Leather handle is cracking on surface from age. Stitching is still orig color and intact. Velvet interior is stained and indented where the gun and accessories have been stored for nine decades. Accessories are virtually unused. 4-52168 BWS54 (25,000-45,000) – Lot 1188

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1189
Revised: 9/15/2014

Estimate should be $20,000-$30,000.

*◊ ONLY KNOWN COMPLETE SURVIVING SCHWARTZ PATENT ZINC ALLOY EXPERIMENTAL LUGER SERIAL NUMBER 5.

SN 5. Cal. 9mm. 4″ bbl with SN on bottom. “1938” above chamber. “S/42” on center toggle link. Horizontal Crown/U next to SN on left receiver. Number “5” on front of frame. All numbered parts are single digit number “5” except for hold open which is “05”. Patented by Johannes Schwartz in May of 1938. The front of the frame forward of the hold open is cracked through and repaired. Not surprising, as this zinc alloy was found to be only 65% as strong as normal Mauser steel frames. Only the frame is zinc alloy. All other parts are standard Mauser steel parts. Upper safety position has red painted milled recess as opposed to “GESICHERT”. A cast in bracing spacer separates the front and rear grip straps under the left grip panel, otherwise the frame casting is near identical to the normal machined steel P.08 frame. Checkered walnut grips. Aluminum bottom Eagle/63 proofed mag is SN “1”. This gun is featured on p. 1692 of Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz and Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. Also Illustrated in Weaver’s “Mauser Pistolen”, page 225. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Good, retaining about 25% orig finish with scattered areas of pitting overall. Frame has cracks just forward of takedown lever and on reinforcing bar under left grip. Grips have light wear and orig wood grain is visible. Mag is very good with scattered pitting on body and scattered dings on bottom. Bore is bright and sharp. Mechanics are fair. 4-52823 BWS22 (15,000-30,000) – Lot 1189

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1201
Revised: 9/15/2014

Estimate should be $6,000-$10,000.

*◊ SUPER RARE LAST MAUSER FACTORY PERSIAN CUT-AWAY LUGER SERIAL NUMBER 50.

SN 50. Cal. 9mm. 4″ cut-away bbl with SN “13” in Farsi on bottom. “G” above cut-away chamber (correct, as these guns were made from reject G date (1935) parts including receivers). Pahlavi Crown proof on right receiver. Proper Mauser factory cuts to receiver and toggle assembly. Front of frame has cut and is numbered “50” in Farsi. These cut-away guns were numbered 1 thru 50, so this is the last one. Other numbered parts on toggle assembly, receiver and frame are numbered “50” in Farsi. Mauser factory cuts to show inner workings are also on sideplate, frame, trigger and checkered walnut grips. Non-matching Persian aluminum bottom mag with 4-digit Farsi SN. This gun is featured on pp. 561, 778 and 1097 of Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz and Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent, retaining 97% orig blue with normal wear on sharp edges and corners. A few scattered light scratches and a small ding on the rear grip strap. Orig straw is 90%. Grips are sharp, retaining orig color with attractive wood grain. Mag is excellent with small dings on aluminum bottom. Bore is bright and sharp. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52891 BWS29 (5,000-10,000) – Lot 1201

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1228
Revised: 10/6/2014

There is a small tight old stress crack near the rear of the slide cover.

*◊ EXTRAORDINARY WALTHER ARMEE PISTOLE WITH LONG BARREL, MATCHING MAGAZINE, ALLOY FRAME, & ORIGINAL STOCK.

SN 10. Cal. 9mm. Walther only made 10 long bbl shoulder stocked Armee pistols for military review before production of the standard 4 5″ barreled APs. Only very rarely is such a gun offered for sale, particularly in such high condition. As true for all of these early pistols, it has 7-7/8″ bbl with a ramped drift adjustable front sight and a 2-position rear sight. The reinforced AP slide has a 2-line address on the left side marked “Waffenfabrik Walther Zella Mehlis (Thur) / (Walther Banner) Armee-Pistole Cal. 9m-m.” The right side of the slide is marked “Walther’s Patent”. Most unusual in having an alloy frame, generally considered a later development. This all matching gun is serial numbered on the right side of the bbl, right side of locking lug, takedown lever, and right side of frame. Fitted with crisply checkered wood panels, each internally numbered “46” (crossed out), “12” (penciled out), and then “10” in pencil. All AP pistols in the series were shipped with two magazines that were numbered individually. In this case, the pistol would have been issued with magazine #010-19 (present) and #010-20 (absent). Complete with orig stock made from two pieces of wood having the levered lug that snugly attaches to the tang. Consignor states that stock hinge is numbered 6 internally, though no numbers are externally visible on the stock or lug. Complete with possibly unique orig canvas carrier. PROVENANCE: Ex-Visser collection; Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Superb 98% orig salt blue bbl and slide. Anodized frame with very slight thinning on the front strap. Comparable condition fire-blued safety. Grip panels with orig varnish, deep crisp checkering, in same condition as the balance of the pistol. Mirror bore and perfect manual mechanics. Stock is nearly new with light unstained wood showing no cracks or chips. Untouched salt blue lug and hinge are in the same exemplary condition as is the canvas carrier. One of the most charismatic Walther pistols in existence with important military history, and the forefather of the P38. 4-52094 LMA68 (75,000-100,000) – Lot 1228

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1233
Revised: 9/15/2014

Estimate should be $5,000-$7,500.

*◊ MAUSER P38 WITH SHORT BARREL.

SN 4561z. Cal. 9mm. Mauser P38 made in 1944, with a short 3-1/16″ bbl. Sometimes referenced as the “Gestapo” model. Other features as per usual production. Front sight is drift adjustable and the rear sight is fixed. Left side of slide marked “P38/byf 44” followed by the SN. Right side of the slide is marked with the triad of Mauser acceptances that includes a double Eagle/WaA135 that is repeated on the right side of the matching locking block. Full SN and another WaA135 is on the left side of the frame. Dark chocolate Bakelite grips. Mag is marked “jvd” on the left and “P38/U” on the right with an unmarked base. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent, nearly 95% orig condition with a barely discernible interface between the bbl band and bbl. Consignor states that barrel/foresight band interface has been X-ray, fluorescent dye penetrant and ultrasonic crack tested to establish that the barrel/foresight band is a solid monolithic component, not an aftermarket assembly. Muzzle crown has oxidation appropriate to balance of pistol. Slide and safety have sharp edge wear and there is mild thinning of frontstrap. Excellent orig grips. Comparable condition mag wall with a dented and oxidized floorplate. 4-52642 LMA45 (3,500-7,500) – Lot 1233

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1244
Revised: 9/15/2014

Estimate should be $45,000-$50,000.

*◊ EXTRAORDINARY WALTHER MODEL PP LONG SLIDE WITH VERCHROMT FINISH AND SPECIAL FEATURES.

SN 779150. Cal. 7.65mm. One of a handful of Walther Model PP pistols with an extended 127mm bbl and matching long slide, finished in pearl chrome (Verchromt). Reportedly 10 of these pistols were made as a special order for Swiss target shooters, shipped to the gunsmith Glaser in Zurich, in the serial range 779,150-779,160. Slide markings are standard with the Walther banner, 2-line address and “Mod.PP”. On disassembly, the top of the chamber is marked “BOHLER STAHL ANTINIT” (Bohler stainless steel). Usual Crown/N on the right side of the chamber, right side of slide. Full SN is marked vertically on right frame ahead of grip. In addition to the long bbl and slide, other special features include a gold plated checkered trigger, hammer and safety lever and a finely checkered front and backstrap. This pistol was the first in that series and comes with a Swiss target competition “scrutineer’s seal” on the trigger guard. Correct wood checkered grips, each matched with a penciled “50” on the inner surface. Special order mag, also in Verchromt finish, with a metal finger extension. One of the scarcest and most visually impressive Walther Model PPs. PROVENANCE: Ex-Visser Collection; Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Superb orig finish, near 99% with scattered handling marks around the slide. Negligible wear on front and backstrap. Comparable condition gold plated trigger, hammer & safety lever, mag and grips. Mirror bore. Perfect manual mechanics. An extraordinary Walther PP, the first in a limited series and complete with a shooting competition seal. The very best, suited for the most advanced Walther collector. 4-52604 LMA22 (30,000-50,000) – Lot 1244

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1254
Revised: 9/15/2014

Estimate should be $20,000-$30,000.

*◊ EXTREMELY RARE SIG NEUHAUSEN MODEL P44/8 4TH VARIANT PROTOTYPE SEMI-AUTO PISTOL.

SN 6008. Cal. 9 mm. Blue finish with 4-3/4″ bbl, fixed sights with left side of slide marked “Schweizerische Jndustrie-Gesellschaft Neuhausen a/Rhf”. Top of slide, back of ejector port, has a loaded indicator. Mounted with coarse checkered 2-pc walnut grips with thumb safety & push button magazine release on the left side & slide lock/takedown lever is on the right side, opposite to the normal left side location of these components on SIG pistols. Heel of backstrap has a recessed Lanyard bar and pistol incorporates a magazine safety. Frame, slide, bbl, grips and slide lock are matching numbered. No additional disassembly was effected to check for other matching numbers. Trigger, hammer, slide lock, safety, magazine catch and grip screws are all straw colored. Serial number is on left side of frame, as are the “S” for safe in white and “F” for fire in red. Accompanied by one orig single stack magazine. This pistol is pictured on pg 821 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols, Gortz & Sturgess. Bbl of this pistol incorporates the Petter double links, which follows the Colt 1911 system, to lower the rear of the bbl for recoil and extraction. Later P44/8 pistols discontinued use of the Petter links in favor of the Sig patented angled control cam slot, which was machined integrally with the bbl, which formed a more accurate lock giving far better control of barrel motion than the swinging links. Few of these unaltered pistols exist outside of European museums and collections. This may be the only one available on the open market, especially in the United States. PROVENANCE: Henk Visser Collection; Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching. Overall retains about 98% strong orig blue with only faint sharp edge wear. All the parts enumerated above retain most of their orig straw colors. Left grip has a crack near the top rear edge, otherwise grips are sound with a few light nicks and scratches, a bruise, a small skid mark and overall retain most of their orig oil finish. Mechanics are crisp. Brilliant shiny bore. 4-52541 JR222 (15,000-30,000) – Lot 1254

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1258
Revised: 9/15/2014

Estimate should be $12,500-$20,000.

*◊ RARE FINNISH VKT M/44 PRESSED STEEL PROTOTYPE PISTOL.

SN 0023. Cal. 9mm Parabellum. Extraordinarily rare Finnish prototype with made with pressed steel components. The only factory marking on the pistol is the pantographed designation on the left side “9.00 pist/44 / VKT No 0023 SA”. Salt blued parts except the bbl that is in the white. Function is blow-back, single action with an external hammer. Conventional takedown involves retracting the slide & securing it in place with the serrated bar mounted above the grip panel. The bbl may then be rotated, freeing the interrupted lugs from the frame, after which the slide assembly may be removed from the frame. Sheet metal bottom magazine release, plain blued magazine with 7 indicator holes and crimped-in-place floorplate. Wood panels with pressed checkering. PROVENANCE: Ex Visser collection. Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: At least 98% orig blue with minimal muzzle and handling wear. Same outstanding condition applies to orig pressed checkered grips and magazine. Near mirror bore and perfect manual mechanics. Consignor states this M44 is one of only two known examples. 4-52532 LMA96 (10,000-20,000) – Lot 1258

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1260
Revised: 9/15/2014

Estimate should be $14,000-$17,500.

*◊ HIGHLY DESIRABLE SWISS W+F BERN P47 GAS LOCKED MILITARY TEST PISTOL.

SN 46. Cal. 9mm. Bern Arsenal assembled a variety of pistols after WWII for military consideration when the Swiss were looking to replace their M1929 Luger with a more modern pistol. Approx 10-15 P47s were assembled, following the Browning HP based P43 series, with only minor differences between examples. This pistol has a 4-1/2″ bbl with a drift front & fixed rear sight. The front of the chamber has three downward facing gas ports that feed high pressure gas to the reversed piston/cylinder assembly under the barrel, forcing the slide to remain in the forward position (locked) until chamber gas pressure dropped to safe levels. Left side of the slide was marked “46 (serial number) + Waffenfabrik Bern”. Left side of the frame had SN repeated along with “S” and “F” safety detents. Major components were rust blued. Safety lever was strawed while the bbl, hammer and trigger were left in the white. Wood grips were made with elevated central serrations without a border. Unnumbered rust blued magazine. PROVENANCE: Illustrated TBLAP. Ex Visser collection. Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Exceptional and all original 97-98% bright rust blue with comparable orig straw on safety lever. Negligible wear and staining on exposed in-the-white parts. Grips with most orig varnish showing only a few handling dings. Mirror bore and perfect manual mechanics. Superb example of a limited production post WWII military test pistol made by the highly renowned Swiss arsenals. 4-52543 LMA87 (12,500-17,500) – Lot 1260

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1262
Revised: 9/15/2014

Estimate should be $25,000-$30,000.

*◊ PROTOTYPE MAUSER HSc PRECURSOR IN EXPERIMENTAL SERIAL RANGE.

SN V1008. Cal. 7.65mm. Extraordinarily rare Mauser HSc in “V” (Versuch – experimental) series serial range. Standard overall dimensions with the left side of the slide having the Mauser banner followed by an italicized 2-line address “Mauser-Werke A.G. Oberndorf a.N. / Pistole Cal. 7.65mm”. Right side of slide is marked with experimental SN “V1008” followed by Crown/U proof. There are no markings on the frame. The sight, hammer & magazine release have noticeably different contours as compared to production guns. Single piece wrap around grip with 3 checkered panels, one on each side, with the 3rd panel at base of the backstrap. Magazine spine is marked “13A / 2”. The unmarked floorplate has a rounded toe that is narrower than the norm. All major parts are salt blued with a plum colored safety & trigger. The bbl & magazine release are in the white. Disassembly shows all matching parts with the bbl numbered “8A” and the back of the slide “A1008”. All internally numbered small parts are marked “8A”. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Approx 97-98% orig salt blue with sharp edge wear, minimal fading of frontstrap. Comparable condition grips retaining most orig varnish, minor checkering losses. In-the-white parts are in the same outstanding condition. Minor bulge in bore that is otherwise bright with strong rifling. Perfect manual mechanics. The ultimate prize for the HSc collector. 4-52283 LMA85 (20,000-30,000) – Lot 1262

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1265
Revised: 9/15/2014

Estimate should be $25,000-$40,000.

*◊ EARLY MAUSER M1912/14 WITH DROPPING FRICTION BLOCK, PRE-FLAP MECHANISM.

SN 4. Cal. 9mm. Mauser assembled fewer than 200 M1912/14s whose evolution spanned several developmental modifications. This very early gun has a slide with flat sides and a dropping block in the front of the frame, rather than the usual side moving flaps, to retard recoil. Standard 4-3/8″ bbl with fixed front sight and drift adjustable rear sight. The left side of the slide is marked with a small character single line address “WAFFENFABRIK MAUSER A.G. OBERNDORF a.N. MAUSER’S PATENT.”. SN “4” is repeated on the forward bbl lug, top of the slide, back of the frame, under the frame cover plate, left side of the trigger and left side of magazine release. On disassembly, the firing pin is marked “7” and the magazine is numbered “157” and has a recess in the spine that impedes removal. Curiously, despite its production era, the gun was Eagle/N stamp on the forward bbl lug and on the slide behind the rear sight, indicating re-proof for sale in the Nazi period. Refinished with a salt blue. The fire blue for the recoil spring guide & extractor have been enhanced. All other small parts retain their orig finish. Orig 1-pc grips with a checkered panel on each side. PROVENANCE: Ex Visser collection. Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Nicely refinished with a salt blue, now 95% coverage, with generally flat surface planes. Orig markings deep and crisp. Approx 30% orig fire blue on slide release and 80% orig fire blue on trigger. Magazine with at least 90% orig nickel. Excellent orig grips with a few superficial dings. Bore with shallow rifling and moderately heavy corrosion. Difficult magazine extraction; otherwise perfect manual mechanics. Very, very few M1912/14s were made with a dropping friction block. Highly desirable in any condition. 4-53044 (20,000-40,000) – Lot 1265

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1267
Revised: 9/15/2014

Estimate should be $40,000-$50,000.

*◊ EXCEPTIONALLY RARE MAUSER M1906-08 SELF-LOADING PISTOL WITH 20 SHOT MAGAZINE.

SN 51. Cal. 9mm x 21 mm (DWM case 487B). Mauser made fewer than 100 M1906-1908 pistols, the highest recorded number known to this cataloger being 77. The first Mauser pistol to have a flap locked mechanism. This 2nd/standard variation has a 4″ bbl with a banded front sight and a half round-half octagonal bbl whose chamber is hand inscribed “WAFFENFABRIK / MAUSER OBERNDORF A.N.” Major components are rust blued. Bolt is strawed while the extractor, safety, safety release button, trigger, magazine retention spring and grip screw are fire-blued. Disassembly shows all matching numbers except for the magazine whose in-the-white body is numbered “37” and whose fire-blued base is numbered “80”. PROVENANCE: Ex-Visser collection, Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. Illustrated TBLAP. CONDITION: Superb professional restoration, with correct rust blue, leaving flat planes and sharp edges. Chamber markings are very deep. Correctly enhanced fire blued small parts. Orig grip retaining much of its orig varnish. Slight blunting of checkering. Toned magazine body with most fire blue having faded from the base. Bright bore with sharp rifling. Perfect manual mechanics. One of the most unusual and desirable pistols ever made by Mauser, particularly when fitted with the distinctive 20 shot magazine. 4-53042 (30,000-50,000) – Lot 1267

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1272
Revised: 9/15/2014

Estimate should be $12,500-$15,000.

*◊ MAUSER C96 9MM EXPORT SMALL RING HAMMER CARBINE WITH INTERNAL FLOORPLATE RELEASE & PRESENTATION MONOGRAM.

SN 1023. Cal. 9mm Export. This was the final form of Mauser’s standard production carbine. About 100 of these guns were assembled with most examples in the serial range 945-1050. Of these, relatively few were chambered for the 9mm Export. This carbine has a 15-3/4″ bbl, dovetailed bead front sight, short extractor, a slip-in 50-500 rear sight with a full center line, a standard cursor, grooved follower, two-lug firing pin, small ring hammer, and an internal (inside trigger guard) release of the floorplate. Usual Mauser address on top of the chamber; full SN is on left chamber flat and repeated on left rear frame and over the push button on the shoulder stock iron. The matching number is on the bolt stop, bolt, hammer and subframe. On the left side of the magazine housing is a Regal monogram, traces of gold at its base, in which a crown surmounts a lavishly intertwined “AS”. Monogram is 1-3/8″ in height & 1-1/8″ in width, attribution unknown. Two-line Mauser address is on right side of frame. Smooth forearm and buttstock each fitted with orig sling swivel. Buttstock with Mauser logoed buttplate. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Old professional restoration with correct rust blue, now with approx 95-97% coverage. Rust blue has also been applied to body of stock lug. Small parts have been lightly polished and re-heat treated for an enhanced fire blue. Forend & buttstock have orig finish, though thinned & darkened from oil, with a scattering of surface dings. Orig buttplate in comparable condition, missing a chip at the toe. Bright bore with shallow rifling, moderate corrosion. Perfect manual mechanics. An interesting carbine whose impressive monogram deserves further research. 4-52076 LMA123 (10,000-15,000) – Lot 1272

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1273
Revised: 9/15/2014

James D. Julia Auctioneers complies with all federal laws and regulations (Please review our Ivory Position Statement): This gun is 100 years old. The ivory mounts are original to the gun, therefore legal to sell with an ESA certificate. Also, this gun was originally in the United States many years ago, before Dr. Sturgess bought it. We have not located the CITES permit yet and if necessary, will reapply for the CITES permit.

WE WILL OFFER THE GUN AT AUCTION, REGISTER THE HIGH BIDDER, BUT YOU WILL NOT PAY UNTIL WE HAVE ACQUIRED THE CITES PERMIT. ONCE WE HAVE THAT, WE’LL COLLECT THE PURCHASE PRICE FROM YOU AND PROVIDE YOU WITH THE CITES PERMIT AND AN ESA CERTIFICATE.

Estimate should be $35,000-$50,000.

*◊ MAGNIFICENT AND HISTORICALLY SIGNIFICANT GERMAN IMPERIAL PRESENTATION MAUSER C96 SIX SHOT, FULLY ENGRAVED, WITH GOLD LINE HIGHLIGHTING.

SN 40896. Cal. 9mm Export. Mauser made relatively few six shot pistols, especially in 9mm Export. Any presentation gun is a rare find and to encounter such an outstanding example is truly a rare opportunity. The pistol has standard mechanical features for a six shot of this vintage in having a 4″ bbl with a fixed front sight and a slip-in rear sight marked from 50-1000. The left chamber flat is marked with a Crown/Crown/U proof and the full SN appears on the left side of the bbl extension.The two line Mauser address,inlaid in gold, is in the usual location on the right side of the frame. The serial number dates the pistol to manufacture in 1903/4, but is very much lower than other 9 mm Export calibre C96 pistols, which commence in the 8x,xxx range (ca. 1907), suggesting this may be a prototype of this calibre pistol commensurate with awakening German military interest in this caliber at this period (1904) due to the ongoing GPK pistol trials between Luger/Mauser/Mannlicher. Bolt has a long extractor, the special 9 mm Export magazine follower with cutout scoop to aid feeding the last cartridge and a two lug firing pin. Disassembly shows all matching numbers, including the firing pin, with an unnumbered follower and floorplate. The pistol has been lavishly engraved with a floral design, including hammer. An Imperial German Hohenzollern Eagle clutching a lightening bolt and sword has been engraved on the raised panel on the left side of frame. Under the trigger guard is a crown surmounting an elaborate “E”, referencing the Prince Eitel-Frierich von Hohenzollern, second son of Kaiser Wilhelm II and later commandant of the 1st Garde-Regiment zu Fuss. Elaborate gold inlaid highlighting borders most of the panels with Greek Key patterning around the muzzle. The smooth ivory grips, with inked matching numbers on their inner surface, have carved floral motifs around the screw escutcheon. This gun is featured on pp. 91 and 92 of Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz and Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: 99% of bright blue with negligible sharp edge wear. Comparable condition fire blue of small parts. Ivory grips show age related cracks in each panel but no wear related chips or losses. Bright bore with sharp rifling and minimal erosion. Perfect manual function. An extraordinary gun whose history and aesthetic appeal should transcend the realm of firearm collectors. 4-53021 LMA48 (25,000-50,000) – Lot 1273

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1284
Revised: 9/15/2014

Estimate should be $10,000-$15,000.

*◊ PROTOTYPE DREYSE M1910 ARMEEPISTOLE, SEMI-LOCKED BREECH, IN THE WHITE, 9MM PARABELLUM.

SN 7B. Cal. 9mm Parabellum. Experimental 9MMP Dreyse, M1910 Armeepistole with semi-locked breech, with 5-1/2″ bbl having fixed front and rear sight. The gun is in the white and entirely unmarked except for “7B” that was applied to the left frame, just above the trigger guard cutout, for purpose of importation. The pistol has a semi-locked breech having a spring loaded wedge cam. To retract the slide, the checkered, levered slide extension must be raised against the tensioning spring on top of the slide, and then withdrawn. Recoil spring is very stiff as normal simple blow-back Armeepistols. Safety lever & operation are as per the standard pistols. Hard rubber grips have an encircled “RMF” (Rheinische Metallwaaren-& MaschinenFabrik) logo over bordered checkering. Missing magazine. PROVENANCE: Illustrated TBLAP. Ex Dinely collection. Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: This in-the-white example, with noticeable machine marks, is mildly greyed and stained. Excellent grips with negligible wear. Bright bore with strong rifling. Perfect manual mechanics. An extremely unusual gun; the cataloger is not aware of any finished examples. 4-52529 (9,000-15,000) – Lot 1284

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1285
Revised: 9/15/2014

Estimate should be $10,000-$15,000.

*◊ PROTOTYPE DREYSE M1910 ARMEEPISTOLE WITH FORWARD LOCKING BLOCK SERRATIONS.

SN 1484. Cal. 9mm. Although most M1910 9mm Parabellum Dreyse Armeepistols were blowbacks, this experimental example with forward locking block finger grip serrations was made as a semi-locked breech with a pivoting rocking wedge locking block over the chamber. Overall dimensions are as per the standard pistol with 5-1/2″ bbl having fixed front and rear sight. Left side of frame marked with 2-line address “Rheinische Metallwaaren-& Maschinenfabrik / ABT. SOMMERDA.” Stacked Crown N proofs are on the slide, bbl housing and frame. “DREYSE” is on the right side of the frame. Major parts of the pistol are blued excepting the pins that have toned to grey. Molded hard rubber grips have an encircled “RMF” logo over bordered checkering. Unnumbered magazine with a flat base. Disassembly shows all matching numbers. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. Illustrated TBLAP. CONDITION: Old restoration with subsequent wear to sharp edges and front and backstrap, now with at least 95% coverage. Near excellent orig grips with hairline cracks on each panel behind screwhead/escutcheon. Correct magazine refinished with salt blue. Bright bore with shallow rifling. Perfect manual mechanics. Consignor cites it is one of two known; extraordinarily rare in any condition. 4-52528 (9,000-15,000) – Lot 1285

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1286
Revised: 9/15/2014

Estimate should be $10,000-$12,500.

*◊ OUTSTANDING M1910 ARMEEPISTOLE DREYSE IN 9MM PARABELLUM, POLICE MARKED MAGAZINE.

SN 1027. Cal. 9mm. Standard large frame Dreyse, blowback, with 5-1/2″ bbl having fixed front and rear sight. Left side of frame marked with 2-line address “Rheinische Metallwaaren-& Maschinenfabrik / ABT. SOMMERDA.” Stacked Crown N proofs are on the slide, bbl housing and frame. SN 1027 has been neatly added to the frame above the trigger cutout for purpose of importation and is stamped internally under the slide. “DREYSE” is on the right side of the frame. Major parts of the pistol are rust blued with a strawed extractor and pins. Molded hard rubber grips have an encircled “RMF” logo over bordered checkering. Orig matching magazine with a split tail base, Prussian Police marked “1027 I”. Disassembly shows all matching numbers. PROVENANCE: Illustrated TBLAP. Ex Visser collection. Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Crisp 98%+ matt finish with negligible freckling on frontstrap and minute wear on sharp edges in base of backstrap. Faded straw on small parts and rust blue on magazine commensurate with condition of pistol. Orig, excellent+ grips with only minimal blunting of the checkering on the left panel. No cracks or chips. Very strong main spring. Bright bore with strong rifling and perfect manual mechanics. 4-52530 LMA78 (7,500-12,500) – Lot 1286

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1291
Revised: 9/15/2014

James D. Julia Auctioneers complies with all federal laws and regulations (Please review our Ivory Position Statement): This gun is 100 years old. The ivory mounts are original to the gun, therefore legal to sell with an ESA certificate. Also, this gun was originally in the United States many years ago, before Dr. Sturgess bought it. We have not located the CITES permit yet and if necessary, will reapply for the CITES permit.

WE WILL OFFER THE GUN AT AUCTION, REGISTER THE HIGH BIDDER, BUT YOU WILL NOT PAY UNTIL WE HAVE ACQUIRED THE CITES PERMIT. ONCE WE HAVE THAT, WE’LL COLLECT THE PURCHASE PRICE FROM YOU AND PROVIDE YOU WITH THE CITES PERMIT AND AN ESA CERTIFICATE.

Estimate should be $40,000-$60,000.

*◊ FABULOUS IMPERIAL KAISER WILHELM PRESENTATION MANNLICHER M1901 IN DECORATED CASE WITH ACCESSORIES.

SN 231. Cal. 7.65 Mannlicher. Exceptionally rare M1901 Mannlicher, factory engraved with walnut grips inlaid with ivory. The pistol has a 5-1/2″ bbl with a fixed front and rear sight. SN is repeated on left side of the bbl, chamber and on the floorplate forward of the serrations. Crown/Crown U proofing appears just over the SNs and on the left side of the slide. The front strap is marked “RHEINISCHE METALLWAAREN U. / MASCHINEN-FABRIK, ABTEILUNG SOEMMERDA. / EHRHARDT WERKE.”, translating “Rhenish Metalware and Machine Factory, Sommerda Division, Ehrhardt Works”. Virtually the entire surface has been engraved with a deeply chiseled vine and floral pattern. The bbl and frame are blued while the slide and sideplate are etched grey. Several smaller components including extractor, thumb safety and trigger are gold plated. The grips have ivory inlays that encircle 1-1/4″ x 1″ oval ivory escutcheons,, probably bone, finely engraved with the Imperial Hohenzollern crest. Pistol is presented in an embossed and gilded leather marquetry case whose lid has a raised Hohenzollern crest surrounded by a multicolored, Arabic inspired design that is repeated around the base. Retracting two pins from the base releases the lid to view the interior, which is lined with grey baize. Marked in gold inside the lid is “EHRHARDT WERKE / ABTEILUNG SOMMERDA, GEWEHRFABRIK / SYSTEM MANNLICHER 1903.” The base is compartmentalized for the pistol, oiler, a stripper clip (missing), screwdriver and cleaning rod whose handles have been engraved in a complementary pattern. Very few of these pistols are known. Two similar examples were purportedly gifts or presentations to the Sultan of Turkey; this example reflects presentation to Kaiser Wilhelm, circa 1903. At this time the Mannlicher pistol was involved in competitive trials with the German Army against the Luger and Mauser C96 pistols and this pistol may represent an attempt to curry favour at the highest level, the “1903” nomenclature also presenting it as the very latest development when presented. Accompanying paperwork includes capture papers from James F. Buie dated Oct. 13, 1945 specifying this exact pistol. Another letter from 1957, also from James F. Buie, mentions he had obtained the gun in a munitions factory from a military person claiming to be the nephew of Kaiser Wilhelm, further supporting the historic association. PROVENANCE: Ex Visser collection. Capture Papers. Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. Illustrated TBLAP. CONDITION: Approximately 95% orig blue on bbl and frame with acid etched toning on the greyed slide and sideplate. 90% of the gold plate remains on the extractor; 30% of the gold remains on the safety and trigger. Grips retain orig finish with negligible repair around escutcheon on right panel. Mirror bore and perfect manual mechanics. Comparable condition oiler, screwdriver and cleaning rod. An outstanding presentation case whose visual impact is even greater than the pistol. One of the best cased and most historic Mannlichers in existence. 4-52214 LMA76 (30,000-60,000) – Lot 1291

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1294
Revised: 9/15/2014

Estimate should be $15,000-$18,500.

HIGHLY DESIRABLE MANNLICHER M1896 WITH FIXED MAGAZINE.

SN 16. Cal. 7.63mm. The SIG factory made relatively few M1896 pistols for Mannlicher. This prototype/early production gun has a 4.5″ ribbed bbl fitted with a fixed front and rear sight and is identical with the pistol tested by the Swiss Army in November 1898 (W+F Collection Inventory No 534). Unlike later production guns that have an intertwined BP (Swiss Bernerprobe proof mark) on top of the chamber flat, this pistol has an unmarked chamber. Small segments of metal have been inserted into the bbl extension on each side of chamber and on each side of the stripper clip cutouts, with brazed interfaces, undoubtedly a factory modification. The SN 16 is repeated on top of the bbl extension, under the bbl, on the left side of the trigger, under the follower, on the inner surface of the magazine floorplate and written in pencil on each side of the hollowed grip panels. There is a large cocking lever on the right side of the frame. To operate, the bolt needs to be withdrawn and then released, similar in operation to a C96. Pulling the trigger will fire the pistol and allow the cocking lever to rotate forward. The small serrated projection over the tang is the safety. Checkered walnut grips and lanyard ring. PROVENANCE: Ex-Visser Collection, Illustrated TBLAP, Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Strong 95% original rust blue with pieced-in repairs to the bbl extension and a replacement follower spring. Slight fading under trigger guard and on front and backstrap. Bolt, cocking lever and trigger are in the white, safety strawed, with mild oxidative changes consistent with the overall pistol. Original grips with flat checkering. Negligible dings and no cracks. Near-mirror bore with strong rifling and only minimal oxidative change. Perfect mechanics. 4-52221 LMA11 (12,500-18,500) – Lot 1294

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1298
Revised: 9/15/2014

Estimate should be $25,000-$30,000.

EXTREMELY RARE ROTH-KRNKA DEVELOPMENTAL M1897, SN 61.

SN 61. Cal. 8mm. Only a handful of Krnkas are known in the collecting community. An exceedingly scarce pistol, it has been variously termed Krnka, Roth-Krnka, and most recently Roth-Theodorovich. The most commonly encountered reference is used in this description. Virtually all are different as the developers strove to construct a more reliable and easier to manufacture pistol. Fixed front and rear sight. The top of the rib is marked with an encircled GR monogram and the word “PATENT”. The serial number is over the chamber. The gun is blued except the bolt, bolt release, hammer and trigger. Coarsely checkered bordered grips. At the base of the frame is a lanyard ring. Pistol #8 was presented and evaluated by the Austrian military in 1897. This example, a slightly later development, has a fluted 6.5″ bbl that extends 1.5″ beyond the barrel shroud. Takedown is accomplished via a rotating lever mounted in front of the frame, releasing the sideplate to access the lockwork. This example is mechanically identical to the November 1898 Swiss trials gun which was SN 59. PROVENANCE: Ex-Visser Collection; Pictured in the German text “Vom Ursprung der Selbsteldepistole”; Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: 60-70% of original blue with most of the fading over the chamber and sideplate. Sideplate with thinning of front and back straps. The small parts have been lightly cleaned but all edges are sharp including the serrations at the back of the bolt stop and the checkering over the hammer. Orig well-fitting grips with minimal blunting of checkering and negligible losses. Missing segment of lanyard ring. Bright bore with sharp rifling. Perfect mechanics. An extraordinary gun, suitable for the most advanced collection. 4-52455 LMA4 (20,000-30,000) – Lot 1298

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1301
Revised: 9/15/2014

Estimate should be $18,000-$25,000.

*◊ VERY RARE FEGYVERGYAR FROMMER M1901/M1906 WITH REMOVABLE MAGAZINE.

SN 4. Cal. 7.65mm. Very rarely encountered Frommer M1906 with 6-3/4″ bbl, fixed front and rear sight. Removing the sideplate shows the number 4 on several small parts. The pistol was converted from a fixed magazine, charger loaded M1901 pattern by the addition of a removable magazine instead of a integrated magazine. Pistol retains original M1901 charger guides behind ejection/loading aperture on top of receiver and internal evidence of modification is present in the magazine well area. Major components are rust blued. Bolt, hammer, bolt release and trigger are in the white while the dismounting screw on right side of frame is fire-blued. Wood grips with bordered checkering. Detachable magazine with wood base, similar in design to the Frommer M1910. PROVENANCE: Ex Visser collection. Illustrated TBLAP. Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Approx 95-97% orig rust blue with surface freckling on top of chamber, frontstrap and backstrap. Comparable condition small parts and grips. Excellent magazine body and base. Near mirror bore and perfect manual mechanics. 4-52452 LMA80 (15,000-25,000) – Lot 1301

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1306
Revised: 9/15/2014

Estimate should be $7,500-$10,000.

*◊ UNIQUE ORMAN SELF-LOADING PISTOL, WITH CAST ALUMINUM FRAME, PATENT MODEL.

SN 4C. Cal. .45. Very unusual big bore single action semi-automatic pistol, patented by Orman in 1912 under British Patent No. 14746. 4-1/4″ bbl with fixed banded front sight & fixed rear sight. Pistol has no manufacturer markings. SN “4C” was applied to the left frame for purpose of importation. Crown/V London proofs are under the bbl, over the chamber, left side of bolt, and on left side of bolt housing. The two-lug bolt has a threaded shaft that rotates the bolt head for locking & unlocking and slide recoil is assisted by an accelerator lever pivoted on the left side of the barrel mounting block. Another unique feature relates to the cast aluminum used to make the housing for the bolt and frame, this being one of the earliest, if not the first, weapon (1912) to apply light metal technology to firearm manufacture. A rotating safety mounted to left frame, just behind the trigger guard, acts as a trigger block. A modified W&S .455 magazine, drilled with six indicator holes, releases at the butt. A thin guide, pinned to the left side, has a clawed top to retain the follower. Brown hard rubber grips, molded with coarse checkering, are each secured to the frame with two screws. PROVENANCE: Ex Dinely collection. Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: The bbl, orig in-the-white, has oxidized to a near uniform brown that also covers the separately constructed barrel mounting/receiver. Bolt has lost much of its orig blue & cast aluminum parts, still with coarse mold markings, have oxidized to varying shades of grey. Most of the orig blue remains on the trigger & safety lever. Excellent grips showing only minor handling. Bright near mirror bore and perfect manual mechanics. 4-52428 LMA112 (5,000-10,000) – Lot 1306

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1307
Revised: 9/15/2014

Estimate should be $8,000-$12,000.

*◊ UNIQUE HALLE SELF-LOADING PISTOL, PATENT MODEL.

SN 5C. Cal. .455 Revolver. Very unusual large frame pistol with a levered charging handle that doubles as a trigger guard and a magazine that hinges off the left frame for loading. The pistol measures 12″ in overall length and has a 5″ bbl with a banded fixed front sight, similar in profile to a Mauser C96, and a fixed rear sight. Originally unmarked, it is now numbered “5C” for purpose of importation. Releasing the loading lever from the frame & rotating it down retracts the bolt & bbl assembly, the bolt motion being controlled by a lazy-tongs accelerator mechanism under the top cover and locked by twin pivoting levers to the sides of the action. The magazine is independently secured to the right side of the frame by a screwed on latch. Releasing the latch allows the magazine to rotate 180 degrees clockwise on the frame mounted hinge for loading. On the right side of the frame is a thumb safety that blocks trigger movement. Single-piece long & narrow wood grip with wrap-around bordered checkering secured with a single transverse screw. Hallé (brother of the founder of the famous UK Manchester Hallé Orchestra) patented his self-loading action with UK Patents 13,045 (1901) and 6,745 (1902) and his eponymous Hallé Automatic Firearms Syndicate in 1904 made a very small number of rifles using his system for British Army trials, fewer sporting rifles and possibly only this single example of the pistol. Both are illustrated, with explanation of the operation, in a Xerox copy of the company’s brochure, included with this lot. PROVENANCE: Ex Visser Collection. Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Although the bbl has largely faded to a grey, the remaining surface has nearly 90% orig blue. Age appropriate fading & oxidative change on the small parts including magazine, latching lever, thumb safety and trigger. Near excellent grips with scattered surface dings & thinning of varnish, particularly toward the bottom. 4-52427 (6,000-12,000) – Lot 1307

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1309
Revised: 9/15/2014

Estimate should be $13,000-$20,000

*◊ STAMM SAURER VOLKERBUND (LEAGUE OF NATIONS) PISTOL WITH RING TRIGGER, PROTOTYPE.

SN 001. Cal. 7.65 mm. Large and unusual single action semi-automatic pistol with ring trigger & detachable magazine, designed by Hans Stamm of St Gallen and made by Adolph Saurer of Arbon, Switzerland, to interest the Swiss military, circa 1920s. This prototype, originally unnumbered & unmarked, has a 4-3/4″ bbl having a dovetailed front sight and a fixed rear sight. SN “001” to the frame forward of the magazine well of importation. Bolt is retracted via a charging handle that extends from the right side of the receiver. Although retraction is far enough to cock the firing pin, the front face of the bolt does not quite clear to the back of the magazine, likely a tolerance issue that can easily be corrected. The pistol uses a friction delayed blowback system with recoiling (though unlocked) barrel to support the cartridge case initially while pressure is high. Back of the receiver is closed by a knurled cap. A lever magazine release is mounted forward of the housing and a strawed rotating safety (replacement) is on the left frame. The well constructed magazine has limited checkering on each side of the base that is secured by a central plunger. At the base of the frame is a provision for a lanyard ring. Large uniformly checkered grips are secured on each side with a single screw. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. Illustrated Reinhart Pistolen und Revolver der Schweiz . CONDITION: Orig 98-99% blue with comparable condition straw on safety lever & trigger. No significant tarnish or oxidation on the exposed in-the-white bolt, extractor & handle. Comparable condition grips & grip screws suggest that this prototype was rarely if ever fired. Mirror bore. 4-52536 LMA115 (10,000-20,000) – Lot 1309

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1312
Revised: 9/15/2014

Estimate should be $17,500-$25,000.

*◊ EXTREMELY RARE BERGMANN MARS M1903, CALIBER 11MM, US OR UK TRIALS PISTOL.

SN 1. Cal. 11mm. Bergmann made very few M1903 Mars pistols in 11mm, principally for military testing. This gun has a 4-1/16″ bbl with a fixed front sight and fixed rear sight. Crown/Crown U proofs are on the top of bbl, top of chamber, bolt, and frame just ahead of the trigger cutout. Left side of the bbl extension is marked “C11”, (Construction 11 – indicating caliber), as the bolt and inner surface of each grip panel are serial numbered “1”. The magazine is unmarked. All major components are rust blued. Extractor and bolt are in-the-white while the rear sight, locking block, safety and magazine release are fire-blued. Hammer and trigger are strawed. Wood grip panels are finely checkered with a bordered pattern similar to standard pistols. PROVENANCE: Ex-Visser collection; Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Extremely high quality partial restoration. The bbl has been reblued, the bolt has been re-polished, and all the fire-blued and strawed parts have been reheated for color enhancement. Grips appear orig, though the grip screw and escutcheon have been replaced. Rust blue on the magazine has been touched up in the same manner as the bbl. Overall, presents as a very attractive 98% blued gun. Bright bore with sharp rifling. Bolt with sluggish return spring; otherwise with perfect manual mechanics. A great rarity in any condition. 4-52201 (15,000-25,000) – Lot 1312

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1313
Revised: 9/15/2014

Estimate should be $5,000-$6,500.

*◊ BERGMANN MARS M1903 WITH MATCHING MAGAZINE.

SN 318. Cal. 9mm Bergmann Bayard. Bergmann Mars M1903 production was limited to 1000 pistols. This mid-production example has a standard 4″ bbl with a fixed half moon front sight and salt blued rear sight. The top of the bbl and chamber are each marked with a small Crown/Crown U that is repeated on the bolt and left side of the frame just forward of the trigger cutout. “Bergmann Mars PAT. BREV. S.G.D.G.” is marked on the top of the fire-blued locking block. Major parts are salt blued. The bolt is in the white; the hammer, trigger and safety are strawed; and the extractor, locking block and grip screw are fire blued. Factory matching magazine. Wood grips are checkered and bordered. Disassembly shows all matching parts including the grip panels that are each numbered with a “18” and right panel additionally marked with a penciled “318”. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Professionally restored, now with 99% blue, with flat surface planes and sharp edges. Correct tone of strawed and fire-blued small parts. Orig grips, slightly oil darkened, with superficial handling dings. Bright near mirror bore with strong rifling. Perfect manual mechanics. Difficult to encounter in any condition. 4-52048 LMA71 (3,500-6,500) – Lot 1313

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1322
Revised: 9/15/2014

Estimate should be $9,000-$15,000.

*◊ BSA PROTOTYPE CHAMBERED FOR SPECIAL .34″ BSA BELTED CARTRIDGE.

SN 1c. Cal. .34. Traditionally constructed BSA experimental, closely modeled after the FN M1910, with 3-5/8″ bbl. All blued components, except bbl that is in the white. Unmarked slide with dished sighting plane having shallow front sight and a drift adjustable rear sight. Dished recesses toward the rear for improved gripping. Originally unmarked frame now serialed “1C” on left side, just forward of grip panel, for purpose of importation. Thumb safety on left tang and grip safety that is marked “COCKED” on left side. Bottom magazine release is missing. Plain magazine without indicator holes having a split tail base. Hard rubber grips molded with the oval stacked-rifle BSA logo surrounded by fine bordered checkering. In 1919 – 1920 Birmingham Small Arms were persuaded to design a series of pistols to utilize special belted case cartridges designed by Eley Bros as a consequence of the expiry of the Holland belted case patent, but these never proceeded beyond the prototype stage. This pistol was is the only known example retaining its original belted case chambering for the special .34” BSA cartridge. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. Illustrated HBSA Journal, Vol 2, No.7. CONDITION: Approx 97-98% orig blue with sharp edge wear and mild frosting of backstrap. Comparable condition magazine. Excellent grips with negligible handling wear, minimal warpage and no splits or cracks. Cocking the pistol will not engage trigger, that loosely rotates, likely missing transfer bar spring. Near mirror bore. Mechanics limited by trigger engagement and missing magazine catch. Regardless of the issues, easily repairable, this is an extremely rare gun, detailed in the accompanying article in Historical Breechloading Smallarms Association, Vol. II, No. 7, written by Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess, that was never placed into production. 4-52449 (7,500-15,000) – Lot 1322

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1325
Revised: 9/18/2014

Please note: The detail images of the side of the barrel and top view of barrel and frame are not for this gun. They belong to Lot 1326.

Estimate should be $35,000-$50,000.

*◊ EXTRAORDINARILY RARE WEBLEY & SCOTT M1906 PROTOTYPE, U.S. TEST TRIALS, .45 M1906 TRIALS CALIBRE.

SN 2. Cal. .45 M1906. Webley & Scott made a handful of M1906 prototypes in .45 M1906 calibre (the 1906/7 US trials cartridge, 1 mm longer than the production .45 ACP M1911 case) with the intent of entering them into the 1907 US test trial competition. Though the guns were never evaluated by the US Ordnance Board, they remain as some of Webley & Scott’s most interesting large caliber pistols. This example with a 5-1/16″ bbl has a fixed front sight with a bead profile and a drift adjustable rear sight that also serves to anchor the strawed top mounted extractor. The barrel block engages with the frame via three pairs of angled cam slideways (to lift/lower the block to lock/unlock the slide) in comparison to the two pairs of cams used for the production M1912 pistols. Left side of the slide is marked with the winged bullet logo ahead of a 3-line hand inscribed address “WEBLEY & SCOTT LTD / .45 AUTO PISTOL / PATENT APPLIED FOR IN U.S.A.”. SN and BV proofing appear on top of bbl, top of slide, with SN “2” marked on left side of frame. The slide is disengaged for stripping from the leaf mainspring and lever under the right grip by totally removing the stripping button on the right side of the slide. Since the button is easily misplaced, this was replaced by the captive U shaped stripping bar in the M1912 pistol. Disassembly shows all matching parts with slide internally marked under firing pin housing and bbl marked with additional “2” under the lugged reinforcement. All major parts are blued with the hammer & safety strawed. Magazine body is in the white and numbered “3” near bottom of the front spine and adjacent floorplate that is pinned in place. High quality varnished wood grips with prominent diamonds around the screw escutcheons and fine checkering. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Fantastic restoration with perfect surface planes, sharp logo, legend and numerations. Now with better than 99% coverage with flawless front & backstraps. Same immaculate condition with respect to strawed parts. Magazine body with minor staining, near new floorplate. Beautiful grips show only a few superficial dings; no cracks or chips. Bright bore with sharp rifling and only minimal frosting. Perfect manual mechanics. One of the rarest Webleys in existence. According to the consignor, one of only two known examples. A fantastic addition to any collection. 4-52472 LMA100 (30,000-50,000) – Lot 1325

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1329
Revised: 9/15/2014

Estimate should be $8,000-$10,000.

*◊ WEBLEY & SCOTT M1903 PROTOTYPE PISTOL, PATENT MODEL.

SN 3C. Cal. .38. Unique W&S M1903 patent model, incomplete, in-the-white and originally without any marks or proofing. The SN “3C” was applied for purpose of importation. Consignor notes that this remains as a unique example of the first automatic pistol designed and patented by J. Whiting in 1903 for W&S. Chambered for the .38 ACP cartridge, this model has a 5-1/2″ with a ramped front sight. No rear sight is noted. The slide assembly locks into place with a pair of swinging levers, each interdigiting with an actuating recess cut into the frame. Moving the barrel/bolt assembly to the rear under recoil raises the front of the levers up and unlocks the bolt from the barrel, permitting the bolt assembly to slide rearward. Except for the trigger, most of the other small parts are missing as is the magazine & grips, if the pistol was ever completed to this stage. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: In-the-white patent model showing cleaning, particularly on the right side, which retains a scattering of light pitting. Mirror bore with strong rifling. Slide assembly can be manually functioned to show locking system as appropriate for a patent model submission. 4-52467 LMA111 (5,000-10,000) – Lot 1329

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1330
Revised: 9/15/2014

Estimate should be $3,000-$4,000.

MACNAUGHTON REPEATING PISTOL, PATENT MODEL, IN-THE-WHITE.

SN NSN. Cal. .380″. Patent model for MacNaughton repeating pistol, British patent “10750/1886”. This incomplete, in-the-white, pistol was possibly presented to the British patent office as the patent model. Although the bbl and top of receiver have been stamped with British proof marks, there are no other identifying markings or numbers on this model. Apparently, the focus was on the triggering mechanism that functions nicely on manual operation. James MacNaughton was a well known Scottish gunmaker who, as outlined in his patent, designed this pistol to be incorporated as the grip with a short hunting sword for the effective dispatch of wounded game. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: The unfinished parts are in-the-white with early oxidative staining and patches of congealed grease in protected areas. Bright mirror bore with sharp rifling, as one would expect through an unfired bbl. 4-52435 LMA40 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 1330

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1333
Revised: 9/15/2014

Estimate should be $20,000-$35,000.

*◊ ULTRA RARE MODEL 1901 PROTOTYPE II WEBLEY-FOSBERY SEMI-AUTO REVOLVER.

SN 7. Cal. 450/455 Webley. Blue finish with 6″ flat sided, ribbed bbl, integral front sight and fixed rear sight in the thumb latch. Top of rib is hand engraved “MANTON & CO. LONDON & CALCUTTA” Cyl has the rare front reduced diameter rebated area with short flutes and the Fosbery Zig-Zags on outer diameter. Left side of top strap has the usual “WEBLEY FOSBERY AUTOMATIC” marking and left side of bbl lug is marked with the Webley logo winged bullet over “W&S”. Left side of frame has the very early a prototype swinging button safety lever that when placed in the up position exposes the word “SAFE” and prevents the revolver from being cocked. Left side of frame is marked “450 BLACK / 455 CORDITE”. Mounted with checkered 2-pc walnut grips, matching numbered to this revolver. SN is found on left side of buttstrap under the grip, right side of frame and rear face of cyl. No additional disassembly was effected to check for other matching parts. According to consignor’s notes, this is one of only two such revolvers known, with the other being in a private collection. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching, including grips. Overall retains 85-88% orig blue turning a little dull with sharp edge wear. Grips are sound with a few nicks and dings, showing moderate to heavy wear and a hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine. Bright shiny bore with scattered fine pitting. 4-52497 JR207 (17,500-35,000) – Lot 1333

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1346
Revised: 9/15/2014

Estimate should be $12,500-$17,500.

RARE PASSLER & SEIDL REPEATING PISTOL.

SN 28. Cal. 7.5mm. Extremely rare Passler & Seidl with 6″ bbl fixed front and rear sight. The rear of the bbl is marked “GUSS/STA” (cast steel) along with SN 28 that is repeated on the forward frame and on the right side of the clip tensioning lever. The top of the frame is marked “WELT/PATENT/PASSLER & SEIDL/WIEN”. When manufactured, the bbl was browned, the bolt was in the white, while the balance of pistol was color casehardened. Function is similar to the Schulof pistols. Feeding is from a stripper clip inserted at the bottom of the frame with a long spring-loaded arm to ensure positive feeding. There is no safety. Grips are finely checkered panels secured with a single transverse screw. PROVENANCE: Ex-Visser Collection, Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: The bbl retains approximately 30% browning in protected areas. Most of the color casehardening has faded with remnants in protected areas, largely under the bolt and around the cut outs for the actuating lever and the trigger. Orig wood grips with most of the orig finish. Blunted checkering showing only a few handling dings and negligible loss. No cracks. Bright bore with strong rifling and minimal oxidative change. Perfect manual mechanics. An extremely early and interesting repeating pistol that is seldom offered for sale. 4-52436 LMA16 (10,000-17,500) – Lot 1346

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1348
Revised: 9/15/2014

Estimate should be $4,000-$6,000.

VERY UNUSUAL BERGER REPEATING PISTOL.

SN 33. Cal. 7.5mm. The Berger repeating pistol, made in France, has a unique mechanism that involves a double set of hammers. Gun has a 5-1/4″ bbl and an overall length of 9-3/4″. A large, fixed front sight, made of copper, sits on the bbl overriding a tubular magazine that loads from the front. The only marking on this pistol is an oval logo on the front of the frame “MARIUS BERGER/33/BREVETTE S.G.D.G.” The finger loop trigger is well tensioned and the grips are of smooth, varnished wood. Pulling the trigger actuates the cartridge elevator while cocking both hammers. The forward hammer/breechblock, that carries the firing pin, falls first. The rearmost hammer immediately follows, striking the now-protruding firing pin. Relaxing the finger loop allows the trigger to spring back into position. PROVENANCE: Ex-Visser Collection; Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Very little finish remains on this largely gray-brown gun with shallow etching on receiver and a replaced firing pin. Original grips, darkened from use, have superficial handling dings but no significant chips and no splits. Surprisingly bright bore with strong rifling and only mild frosting. Perfect manual function. An exceeding unusual repeater with double falling hammers for a single ignition! 4-52433 LMA39 (2,500-4,000) – Lot 1348

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1356
Revised: 9/15/2014

We have some added useful information: A Chinese interpreter has translated the inscription on the stock and reads “Sold by Shanghai Telge & Schroeter Co.”

CHINESE-MARKED FULLY MATCHING GEWEHR 71 INFANTRY RIFLE, MADE AT STEYR.

SN 124248. Cal. 11mm. This superb specimen is one of the nicest Gewehr 71 rifles to appear at auction in a long time. All parts are completely matching, including the bolt, bbl, receiver, bbl bands and buttplate. Its receiver is in the white. The bbl is marked “OESTERE.WAFFRGES” which translates as “Austrian Weapons Factory Co.” the famous works, located in Steyr, Austria. Bbl is fully blued & shows minimal wear. Although this rifle has some German inspection & proof marks, it is interesting to note that it lacks the date of issue to troops, which was always stamped on rifles in German service. Chinese marks on the buttstock suggests the possibility that this rifle was manufactured for a foreign customer who desired German inspectors to ensure the quality of their rifles. SN & Imperial inspection marks are present on the bbl flats, left side of the bbl, and right side of the receiver. Bottom edge of the walnut stock has 5 deep clear & crisp German Imperial inspection marks. The most enticing aspect of this rifle is the Chinese text which appears on the right side of the butt, which translates roughly as “Shanghai, Tai Lai, Yam Han, Business Owned”. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Metal parts are excellent, especially for a rifle that was made over 150 years ago. Wood is also exceptional without any significant damage, splits, cracks or missing chips. Surface of the stock is untouched in an orig mellow brown which has few scratches & dings. The Chinese text is particularly crisp & legible. Inspection marks are crisp & legible. The sights are turning brown but are complete, as are the three bbl bands. Every component is present, from swing swivel to band springs. Bore is shiny & strong. Mechanics are excellent. 4-53168 JJW33 (1,500-2,000) – Lot 1356

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1359
Revised: 9/15/2014

Estimate should be $10,000-$15,000.

EXCEPTIONALLY RARE SPANDAU-MADE EXPERIMENTAL SCHLEGELMILCH M1896 SMALL BORE TRIALS RIFLE WITH FULLY SHROUDED ACTION.

SN 14. Cal. 6x58mm. The Schlegelmilch M1896 experimental rifle was made for German Army (GPK) Small Bore Trials of 1896 – 98, using an experimental 6x58mm high velocity cartridge (which was later commercialized as the 6 mm Förster, DWM case 489). This rifle bears SN “14” on the bbl, breech cover, bolt, safety and upper & lower bbl bands. There are no military or commercial marks of any kind on the wood or metal surfaces of this rifle, except for the SN. The mechanism is a unique shrouded turn bolt/twin frontal lug design by Louis Schlegelmilch, then chief armorer at Spandau Arsenal, with a quick stripping feature allowing the entire action and barrel to be readily lifted together out of the stock. The rear sight is the Lange sight which was later adopted for the German Gewehr 98 service rifle. The Lange pattern sight that was used for the Schlegelmilch rifle has a minimum setting of 300 meters, which has been blocked so it cannot be set less than 400 meters. PROVENANCE: Ex Visser collection. Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Metal finish is very high quality with approx 95% bluing. The bolt is in the white and is in excellent condition. Stock & handguard wood is walnut and has many dents, dings & compressions which are consistent with heavy use for ballistic trials. Bore & crown appear strong; bore is bright. Mechanics are excellent, somewhat stiff from storage & heavy grease. 4-53129 JJW10 (8,000-15,000) – Lot 1359

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1360
Revised: 9/15/2014

Please note: There is a typographical error in the catalog. The catalog lists the rifle as an “88/98”, but is actually an “88/97”.

VERY RARE MAUSER GEWEHR 88/98 TROOP TRIALS RIFLE, MADE AT OBERNDORF IN 1895.

SN 1294. Cal. 7.92mm. This small ring Mauser trials rifle is completely matching with Imperial proof marks visible on the small of the walnut stock below the lower swing swivel and on the flat portion of the right side of the butt. Imperial inspection marks are also present on the floorplate, trigger guard assembly, receiver, buttplate, bolt root, both bbl bands and Lange sight assembly. This rare and unusual rifle, one of only 2000 made, features a bbl jacket of the type used on the Gewehr 88. The GEW 88/98 however mounts the new Lange sight assembly and the Mauser bolt. At some point in the past This rifle was part of the works collection of Mauser, Koln-Erhendorf (the sheet steel working factory founded by Alfons Mauser, Wilhelm’s second son in 1896) and after WWII, during the general disarmament of the German population, the rifle was deactivated by means of a hole approx 5mm in diameter being drilled in the center of the bbl shroud & bbl just in front of the receiver ring, penetrating into the chamber itself. The hole has been filled and the area around the hole & the plug are now visible and marked by an unblued surface where the bluing has been buffed away. To complete the restoration, this area should be reblued. As a consequence of this reactivation, the shootability of this rifle cannot be warranted. The bolt, recoil crossbolt, cleaning rod & buttplate are in the white, but all other parts are blued. PROVENANCE: Mauser Koln-Ehrendorf Collection, Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Retains approx 98% bluing with the only blemish being the bbl restoration as previously noted. Metal surfaces are all smooth & unpitted, showing very little evidence of field use. Even the bbl jacket, cleaning rod & bayonet bar show no indications of use. Floorplate shows signs of some old rust spots. Surface of the stock is excellent with very few scratches. Significantly, the stock has been refinished resulting in some loss of wood, which causes the magazine assembly & buttplate to stand out slightly. The Imperial German inspection marks on the stock have all been lightly sanded, but are still visible and deep. All original markings have been completely retained. Bore is good & shiny, rifling is good, lands & grooves could use a good cleaning. Mechanics are complete and in superb operational condition. 4-53142 (4,000-7,500) – Lot 1360

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1364
Revised: 9/15/2014

Please note: The title in the catalog is incorrect. It should read “Rare Reichswehr Mauser Gewehr 98 Cutaway Rifle, with Flat Tangent Sights for Heavy Ball Ammunition.

*◊ RARE MAUSER KARABINER 98B CUTAWAY RIFLE, WITH FLAT TANGENT SIGHTS FOR HEAVY BALL AMMUNITION.

SN 281. Cal. 7.92mm. Very scarce early Third Reich training rifle. The butt has been cut off midway through the small of the stock. Rear sight only is coded “S42” for Mauser Oberndorf with correct Waffenamt inspection marks “Eagle/WaA63”. No other Waffenamts appear on this rifle, except for “Eagle/H.Za.Jt 10” which is stamped under the forestock below the rear sight. Rifle is SN “281” and is 100% matching, although many components show evidence of being renumbered when the rifle was assembled at the Ingolstadt Ornance Depot (Eagle/H.Za.Jt 10). No sling or cleaning rod. Missing the small retaining screw at the front of the trigger guard assembly and the cleaning rod. The receiver cutaway section has eliminated the manufacturer’s marking. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Retains 98% of the finish applied at the depot. Stock has had its butt removed. Remaining stock has minor abrasions consistent with classroom use as a training aide. Trigger guard is bent slightly inward at approx 6 o’clock. The depot marking on the forestock is particularly crisp & legible. This rifle is in extremely fine condition given its age and wartime use. 4-53147 JJW1 (6,000-10,000) – Lot 1364

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1367
Revised: 9/15/2014

Estimate should be $7,000-$10,000.

*◊ MAUSER K98k SNIPER RIFLE (SCHARFSCHUTZENGEWEHR), WITH DIALYTAN TELESCOPE.

SN 6989e. Cal. 7.92mm. This high turret Mauser K98k Scharfschutzengewehr (sniping rifle) features a laminated stock bearing the Luftwaffe Eagle/L and Waffenamt “WaA26” inspection marks. Except for the telescope, this K98k is all matching with SN “6989e”. The SNs on the receiver however, are stamped over an orig numerical grouping which has been removed, but is still partially visible. The suffix letter “e” which appears with the receiver SN, does not appear on any other component of this rifle. The Waffenamt on the receiver is Eagle/135. The receiver scope bases are unnumbered. The bbl lacks a SN, but has a maker mark “44D20”. The telescopic sight is marked “Dialytan 4X” and the maker code “bek”. The manufacturer SN on the telescopic tube is “77006”. The forward scope ring bears the SN “39038”; the rear ring is unnumbered. Matching SNs appear on the bolt, stock, trigger guard assembly, floorplate, follower, both bbl bands and the buttplate. The trigger guard screws are mismatched. The rifle is not accompanied by its sight hood, cleaning rod and sling. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: The rifle has approx 40-50% orig finish with the bbl & rear sight leaf having the most corrosion and some rust. Bore appears strong. Mechanically sound, crisp and fully functional. The laminated stock has worn but legible markings and minor scrapes & scratches, but is in overall very good condition. 4-53264 JJW5 (5,000-10,000) – Lot 1367

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1402
Revised: 9/15/2014

Please note: The trophy numbers were inverted by mistake in the printed catalog. Whenever trophy #43 is listed, it should be #44; and whenever trophy #44 is listed, it should be #43.

SPANISH SIEGE MORTAR DATED 1750 CAPTURED BY DUPONT AT FERNANDINA FLORIDA 1862.

SN NSN. This is a most historic and important piece of American history. Not only was this cannon originally used to guard Castillo de San Marcos St. Augustine Florida in Spanish Colonial America it was only used by the Confederates to defend Fernandina Island in 1862. This mortar is marked with an inscription “Trophy No. 44″ matching a circa 1920 listing of trophies in the custody of the Naval History and Heritage Command. Trophy No. 43 is a very similar but larger mortar with an identical capture inscription. Both mortars are many other pieces of obsolete ordnance were sold by the Navy for scrap in in a 1956 era scrap drive when the Washington Navy Yard was in transition. Trophy No. 43 was purchased from the scrap yard by a Washington D.C. area dealer who in turn traded it to the National Park Service. It is now on display back where it was originally placed in the late 18th century at Castillo de San Marcos (the old Spanish fort) in St. Augustine, FL. Note that section of page from the 1821 treaty document between Spain and US regarding the turnover of E. Florida to the US, which states that four bronze weapons then in the Castillo, including one 7″ mortar would become US property. The 7” mortar mentioned could be none other than “EL GAVILAN”. This mortar was once displayed on the lawn of Quarters “H, Warrington Street” at the Washington Navy Yard. See the 19th century picture of the various trophies including this gun on display. Our consignor describes this wonderful piece of history as follows: “This large bronze mortar is of the old Spanish pattern, being very elaborate in design. Entwined dolphins form the lifting handle on top of the piece. The trunnions are in the form of a solid bar completely across the rear of the piece. The piece has a beautiful turquoise patina. The carriage is an Oak reproduction which serves as a stand only (not authentic). The bore of the piece bears many deep score marks from firing rough or strapped shells, and many of them. Fine Spanish mortars are rare in themselves, but “EL GAVILAN” (The Chicken Hawk) is especially interesting in that it is a Colonial American piece. It was apparently in use in Spanish Florida by the Spaniards until they were evicted. This mortar is pictured in the 1960 publication [i]Half Century Scrapbook of Vari-Type Firearms[/i] showing the Frank E. Bivins, Jr. collection as cataloged by F. Theodore Dexter, p.189 plate 89. It remained in the area (exact location unknown) until the Civil War, when it was placed into action by the Confederates. They used it to defend the Fernandina Island (unsuccessfully) in February 1862 when it fell to Union Troops. Authenticated documentation proves that this specific piece was one of at least two mortars captured on February 3, 1862 by Rear Admiral S.F. DuPont in the brief skirmish.” This cannon is listed originally in a manuscript document [i]Report of the State of the Artillery at St. Augustine, Florida for the Year 1790[/i] (in Spanish of course). The cannon is again listed in the deck log of the USS Flag March 8, 1862 among captured objects at Fernandina. Though mortars are not listed by name the inscriptions of capture bear this out. Note the Brady photograph taken in June of 1866 showing the numerous captured cannons where this mortar appears apparently at one end of the line of trophies. This fabulous relic existed at the time of the American Revolution, saw service in the Confederacy and was captured by DuPont in one of the first actions in Florida during the Civil War. PROVENANCE: Spanish Government. US Navy, Washington Navy Yard Trophy. Washington D.C. Scrapyard 1956. Frank E. Bivens, Jr. 1960. Springfield Arsenal, LLC Artillery Collection. CONDITION: Cannon is dated 1750 and maker marked “JOSEPHUS BARNOLA FECIT BARNE 1750”. Joseph Barnola was one of the world-class master bronze founders of the 18th. C,, and surviving specimens are highly-prized for their artistic qualities as well as superb craftsmanship. Only a very few Barnola cannons are in private collections. Barnola served as director of the Spanish Royal cannon Foundry in Barcelona from 1738-1774. An especially elaborate rendering of the quartered Arms of Spain, within a chain, are cast in deep relief on the chase. The guns name is found in banner at breech “EL GAVILAN” (which translates: The Hawk). Left trunnion is marked “BRONZES VIEJOS”. The right trunnion is marked by the weights that can be seen in photographs. Gun overall exhibits a fine green patina with numerous small abrasions and blemishes as expected after 250 years. 4-54204 JS166 (90,000-125,000) – Lot 1402

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1408
Revised: 9/15/2014

Additional information giving specifications on the cannon. Tube only – 40″. Tube diameter – 7″ at widest point. Circumference – 20″ at largest point. Bore – 2-1/2″.

PAIR OF FRENCH MODEL 1786 BRONZE 2-1/2” BORE CANNON ON CARRIAGES.

SN NSN. This beautiful pair of cannon are mounted on brass mounted naval carriages. Cannons are totally devoid of markings though trunnion caps and bases are numbered. Cannon have an old polish and display beautifully. Model 1786 cannon were quite popular in the late 18th century. William Gilkerson in his text on naval weapons of the American Revolution through the War of 1812 Boarders Away II describes this 40” cannon quite accurately as “In all sizes, iron guns has almost entirely replaced brass guns by the mid-1700’s in most of the Western navies, but in a limited way brass remained a favored material for small swivel guns, their expense notwithstanding. Indeed, by the end of the century small brass guns experienced a resurgence of favor that outlasted the age of fighting sail. Refinements in alloying and casting enabled the production of stronger-than-ever brass barrels. These enjoyed not only the customary advantages of their non-ferrous material, but could be made lighter, with relatively thinner walls yet bigger bore. Most were handsome guns though not so ornate as their predecessors, having shed some of the detailing lavished on artillery during the baroque period. in imitations the larger guns of their own day, the later brass swivels followed the tradition set by their forebears. Some were more imaginatively designed. In 1786 the French formalized the first known ‘model’ of swivel cannon, a brass gun that followed exactly the 1767 pattern then in use for larger guns, except the little 2.0″ caliber pierrier did away with the vent astragal. Otherwise it is just half-size duplicate of the contemporary French 6-pounder gun.” Rarely are these cannon found in fine matching pairs. PROVENANCE: Springfield Arsenal, LLC Artillery Collection. CONDITION: Yellow/red iridescent patina with old polish. Naval carriages are of later vintage which are sound, solid and unusually made with heavy brass mountings. 4-54178 JS241 (15,000-20,000) – Lot 1408

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1456
Revised: 9/18/2014

Please note: Rotating the breech using the large handle unlocks it and allows the barrel to be tipped down for loading, so it is a breech-loading pneumatic mortar.

WORKING MODEL OF WWI GERMAN 105 MILLIMETER PNEUMATIC MORTAR.

SN NSN. This wonderful model is made with typical German precision with a bbl just over 15″ and model just over 24″ overall with base. Model appears fully functional and complete with good paint and patina overall. Mortar is mounted on a swiveling base and is totally unmarked with exception of markings on pressure gauge. Trench mortars utilizing compressed air to propel explosive projectiles had a great advantage in trench warfare in that they produced no firing signature unlike conventional ordnance with smoke and muzzle flash. These mortars however were short lived being only produced in 1915 and 1916 and were deployed mainly in the Russian theater in WWI. PROVENANCE: Springfield Arsenal, LLC Artillery Collection. CONDITION: Very good to fine overall. Model retains green military paint on carriage and breech. Bronze bbl and other components have bronze patina. Model appears mostly complete though there are a couple loose bolts. There are two small fittings possibly functional for inducing pressure and a brass gauge that measures pressure. Breech, elevation and rotation devices all are operational. 4-54162 JS271 (6,000-8,000) – Lot 1456

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1463
Revised: 9/18/2014

Please note: This cannon has a fine, fully-operable interrupted thread breech.

SUPERB PROTOTYPE BREECH LOADING ENGLISH ARSENAL MODEL.

SN NSN. This very well built 12″ steel bbl with steel and brass hinged breech has working elevation and pneumatic recoil cylinder. Carriage is all brass with cast iron wheels and axle covers and can quite possibly be a British arsenal model though there are no discernible markings. Slender tube has a flared muzzle and bore measures about .35″ at muzzle. This early breech loading model still required a friction primer for ignition and is a variant not seen before of early bag guns. PROVENANCE: Springfield Arsenal, LLC Artillery Collection. CONDITION: Overall very good. Bbl has scattered rust and pitting. Bore and vent are clear. Brass carriage has good patina. Only marking discernible is an arrow engraved into bottom of brass support for trunnions. Axle cover and wheels have good green paint with about a 1/2″ chip in casting of inner hub of left wheel. Mechanically breech and elevation are functional. Model measures 17″ overall and about 8-1/2″ hub to hub. 4-54119 JS287 (3,000-4,000) – Lot 1463

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2020
Revised: 9/15/2014

We just acquired some additional exciting information. Winchester did indeed have a salesman by the name of Thomas O’Connor. However, there was also a very skilled engraver by the name Thomas O’Connell (a rival to the reknown Nimschke). The initials on this gun, we have learned, are for the engraver, not the salesman. This is indeed great news as fine examples of his work are much scarcer than Nimschke’s. Please see online image of a copy of one of O’Connell’s business cards.

EXTREMELY RARE FACTORY ENGRAVED AND INSCRIBED WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 THAT BELONGED TO WINCHESTER’S MOST FAMOUS SALESMAN THOMAS O’CONNOR.

SN 43136. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Spectacular and rare 1866 rifle that belonged to the very famous Winchester salesman Thomas O’Connor. This rifle has 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, Kentucky style Rocky Mountain front sight and 900 yd Henry ladder rear sight. Mounted with very highly figured, uncheckered American walnut with straight stock and crescent buttplate with trap containing a 4-pc brass & iron cleaning rod. Buttstock & forend cap have factory sling swivels containing an orig black leather sling with brass buckle. The receiver, forend cap & buttplate tang are beautifully engraved most likely by John Ulrich. Although unsigned it has many attributes of John Ulrich’s work, most notably the rosettes around the screw holes on the receiver & side plates. The engraving consists of about 60% coverage extremely fine foliate arabesque patterns with very fine pearled background. The left side plate incorporates a dogs head in one of the scrolls at the front end and a flower blossom in a scroll at the rear end. The raised panels before the front receiver flats are engraved in fine foliate patterns. Top of the receiver is engraved in foliate, geometric and arabesque patterns with feather borders around the ejection port. Bottom of the receiver, between the timing screws, is engraved in very fine foliate & arabesque with a small elliptical panel in the center engraved “T.O’C”, the initials of Thomas O’Connor. Bottom of the carrier is fully engraved in mirror image heart shaped patterns. Top & bottom tang, forend cap along with the buttplate tang are engraved to match. This rifle also has an extraordinarily rare feature of having had 7″ of the top three flats of the bbl, forward of the receiver, engraved in geometric, foliate arabesque & foliate patterns. The receiver, forend cap & buttplate are gold-washed and the lever originally silver plated. Obviously this was intended to have been a special presentation to Mr. O’Connor or a rifle that Mr. O’Conner ordered for himself. Accompanied by a copy of Mr. Yearout’s inventory card which identifies this rifle and shows that he purchased it in 1969 from someone in his hometown of Great Falls, MT. In a one page article by Mr. Yearout, which appeared in the Spring 1984 issue of the WACA Newsletter, he details how he acquired this rifle after having originally seen it at the Orr-Poindexter Ranch near Ennis, MT. At that time the owners declined to sell it but apparently in 1969 did sell it and Mr. Yearout was able to purchase it after it had passed through two other individuals. He states in the article that after he purchased the rifle he was able to employ a researcher who discovered Mr. O’Connor’s connection to Winchester. He learned that Mr. O’Conner had run away from home at age 14 and became an employee of Remington Arms, later coming to Winchester as a young man. He was soon noticed by Oliver Winchester who eventually promoted him to become Winchester’s premier outside salesman with unlimited territory. He remained employed at Winchester for the remainder of his life. This rifle is also pictured in The Winchester Book, Madis. It is additionally pictured on p.69 of The Book of Winchester Engraving, Wilson. Mr. Wilson states that it is engraved by either L.D. Nimschke or one of the Ulrich’s. Research through several engraving books disclosed that only John Ulrich regularly applied rosettes around screw holes. Careful examination disclosed no signature on the engraving. PROVENANCE: Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Fine, all matching. Bbl & magazine tube retain a mottled blue/brown patina; receiver, forend cap & buttplate retain traces of orig gold wash with the balance a wonderful medium mustard patina; lever shows 15-20% silver plating with the balance a dark patina; forearm has a compression fracture on the right side top edge, otherwise wood is sound with usual nicks & scratches and three streaks of chemical staining on the forearm and otherwise retains 60-70% strong orig varnish on the forearm and about 85% orig varnish on the buttstock. Mechanics are crisp; bright shiny bore. Sling is solid and flexible. Cleaning rod is fine. 4-53808 JR16 (25,000-40,000) – Lot 2020

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2022
Revised: 10/6/2014

Please note: There are a total of three holes in the top tang and plate is soldered to the tang.

SCARCE EARLY HENRY MARKED WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 16124. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Standard rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, Beach’s style combination front sight, 900 yd Henry ladder rear sight and a thick base sporting tang sight with 4″ staff. Top tang has had a 2nd hole drilled & tapped for the tang sight. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock and crescent buttplate with trap. Buttstock & forend cap have factory sling swivels which contain an orig brown leather sling with brass buckle & stud. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is marked with the serial number and “RV”. Matching serial number is inside toe of buttplate. The top tang channel of the buttstock has been altered to accommodate the 2nd screw which obliterated the serial number that would have been found there. However there is no doubt in this catalogers mind that this stock is orig to this rifle. The wood to metal fit around the receiver & buttplate are near perfect. Top flat of bbl has the 2-line Henry’s & King’s patent address. These early 1866 rifles were the successor to the Model 1860 Henry rifle which is serial numbered well into the 14,000 serial range. The model 1866 production began probably in the late 12,000 serial range with limited production until about 14,000. Various publications indicate that the Model 1866 production began at around 12,475 which would indicate this rifle was made in 1868 at a time of the Great Westward Expansion of Manifest Destiny when any repeating rifle was in great demand on the frontier. Those rifles are rarely ever found with high orig finish. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 25-30% thin orig blue, stronger in sheltered areas with the balance turning plum; receiver & side plates are extraordinary, showing very light sharp edge wear and retaining a wonderful, smooth, even dark mustard patina. From all appearances the side plates may have never been removed. Left side plate has one small scratch. Stock has a small crack in the toe with bruises on the left side by the sling swivel, otherwise wood is sound and shows normal handling nicks & scratches and retains about 75% light added finish. Mechanics are crisp; bright shiny bore with one tiny spot of fine pitting. 4-51319 (20,000-30,000) – Lot 2022

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2035
Revised: 10/1/2014

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*EXTREMELY RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 SEMI-DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 570936. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Very rare ’73 rifle with 24-1/4″ rnd bbl, full magazine, Lyman ivory bead front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight & Lyman combination tang sight. Mounted with very nicely figured, uncheckered, slab sawed American walnut with capped pistol grip stock and smooth steel shotgun buttplate. Left side of the lower tang, under the wood is marked with the assembly # 1698. Top tang channel of the buttstock is unmarked and has the #”17181″ on the rear face under the buttplate. Inside toe of buttplate has #6732. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum records office worksheet which identifies this rifle in cal. 44 with round bbl, plain trigger, plain pistol grip stock, Lyman receiver, rear sight & jack front sight and shotgun butt, received in the warehouse Aug 12, 1903 and shipped 2 days later to order number 194101. Pistol grip ’73s are occasionally encountered but those with uncheckered wood are quite rare. Such a rifle would have been special ordered and fancier wood with checkering was very little more cost. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 98-99% strong orig factory blue with faint muzzle end wear & a couple of small nicks. Forend cap is equally crisp. Receiver retains 96-97% strong orig blue, crisp & bright on the sides, slightly thinned on the bottom & top at the carry points. Hammer retains strong bright case colors & the lever strong case colors on the sides, faded to silver on outer faces. Buttplate retains about 70-75% orig blue with areas of pitting. Wood is sound with usual light nicks & scratches and retain most of its orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp. Brilliant shiny bore, may be unfired. 4-51972 (10,000-15,000) – Lot 2035

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2042
Revised: 9/18/2014

Additional Information: This rare variation of M1873 is accompanied by a Winchester Factory letter verifying the configuration as described and as shipped September 6, 1884.

WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 SMALL BORE TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 156259. Cal. 22 Short. Standard grade rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, reproduction gold washed, Beach’s combination front sight, short semi-buckhorn rear sight with checkered edges and a reproduction thick base mid-range tang sight. Receiver has a single-set trigger. Mounted with nicely figured, uncheckered American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate. Rifle has been expertly refinished with the metal having all the attributes of a Turnbull restoration with bright Winchester style blue & brilliant case colors. Buttplate also has color case hardening. Wood is refinished but not to Turnbull standards. CONDITION: Complete restoration as noted above. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with darkening in the grooves. 4-51316 JR2 (10,000-15,000) – Lot 2042

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2044
Revised: 10/1/2014

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SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 SMALL BORE LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 296949. Cal 22 Short. Standard grade rifle with 24-1/4″ rnd bbl, full magazine, Lyman ivory bead hunting front sight & semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate without trap. Bottom of the carrier is marked “22CAL/Short”. Inside magazine tube is original. This model was the first repeating 22 rifle manufactured in the U.S. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms, there were about 19,522 of these rifles manufactured in the period 1884-1904. Although these rifles are full sized they were considered to be “boys” rifles and were treated accordingly, usually showing hard use with little maintenance. Small bore firearms of that era were very difficult to clean and consequently bores of these rifles are usually not good. CONDITION: Very good. No orig finish remains with bbl & magazine tube showing an artificially aged patina with dressed out wrench marks on the bbl over the chamber area. Receiver retains a mottled silvery brown patina with a few small nicks & dings. One timing screw is a replacement & another is battered. Some of the receiver screws are also replacements. Wood is sound with a repair in the forearm and with a few minor nicks & scratches and retains a restored finish. Mechanics are fine. Worn, dark bore. 4-51945 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2044

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2052
Revised: 10/1/2014

The top tang on this rifle has one extra hole used for mounting the tang sight.

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FINE SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 48672. Cal. 40-60. Scarce deluxe 76 with rare 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full mag, Beach’s ivory bead combination front sight, 1876 marked ladder rear sight and a thin base Vernier tang sight with 3″ staff. Mounted with 2-3X center crotch, flame grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and fluer-de-lis insert, serpentine grip buttstock and crescent buttplate with trap containing an orig 4-pc brass and iron cleaning rod. Left side of lower tang, under the wood is marked with the assembly number “2389” and “XX”. Matching assembly number is also found in top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle in cal 40-60 with 24″ oct bbl, plain trigger and checkered pistol grip stock, received in warehouse Oct 9, 1885 and shipped same day to order #860. It is believed that there are only 2 such rifles with 24″ bbls ever made. This cataloger at one time owned the other one. CONDITION: Very good to fine, bbl retains blue in sheltered areas, being mostly a smooth plummy brown patina. Magazine tube also retains blue in sheltered areas, being mostly a mottled brown patina. Receiver retains about 20% case colors, stronger in the more sheltered areas with the balance turned silver gray. Hammer retains dark case colors and the lever traces of case colors. Wood is sound with a couple of small grain checks in buttstock and with handling and use nicks and scratches. The buttstock retains about 75-80% orig varnish with forearm a hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine. Bright shiny bore with a few spots of light pitting. 4-53766 JR193 (15,000-25,000) – Lot 2052

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2053
Revised: 9/28/2014

Please note: This rifle does not have a heavy barrel.

RARE DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 EXPRESS LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 35127. Cal. 50-95. Second Model deluxe rifle with heavy 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight, short semi-buckhorn rear sight with checkered edges and thin base sporting vernier tang sight with 3″ staff. Receiver has single set trigger. Dust cover has standard “express” markings. Mounted with about 3X flame & shell grain, center crotch American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and black fleur-de-lis inlay, serpentine grip buttstock that has crescent buttplate with trap. Left side of lower tang, under the wood is marked with the assembly number “1703” and “XXX”. Top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate also have matching assembly numbers. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum research request sheet which identifies this rifle in “express” caliber with oct bbl, set trigger, checkered pistol grip stock and case hardened, received in warehouse Aug. 13, 1883 and shipped the next day to order number “5597”. The set trigger is not mentioned in the letter. Also accompanied by a copy of Mr. Yearout’s Collection inventory record which shows that he purchased this rifle in May 1963 from Henry Bitz of Box Elder, MT. Another note on this inventory card states there were only 3,364 firearms made in 50-95 caliber. There were about 63,871 Model 1876 arms produced during the period 1876-1897 in rifles, carbines & muskets, both standard & deluxe in three different series. This rifle is pictured on p.219 of The Winchester Book, Madis, with credit to The Lewis E. Yearout Collection. PROVENANCE: Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Fine to very fine, all matching. Bbl retains about 95% strong orig blue with only light sharp edge wear; magazine tube retains about 90% orig blue turning a little thin; receiver retains about 25% bright case colors in the most sheltered areas with balance of receiver and side plates cleaned to bright metal with fine surface etching; lever & hammer retain strong case colors. Wood is sound, showing light nicks & scratches and retains most of its orig piano varnish finish, showing light hand wear on the forearm. Mechanics are crisp; bright shiny bore. 4-53823 JR47 (10,000-15,000) – Lot 2053

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2054
Revised: 10/6/2014

Great news on this lot: The caliber is actually 50-95 Express, not 45-75.

SCARCE DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 EXPRESS LEVER ACTION RIFLE WITH MONTANA/WYOMING USE.

SN 10038. 45-75 Cal. Fine deluxe rifle with scarce 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, adjustable hooded front sight, 2-position adjustable ladder sight. Receiver is second type with oval thumbprint dust cover. Frame is case hardened. Mounted with very highly figured XX flame grain American walnut with checkered forearm and black dyed horn insert, pistol grip buttstock that has crescent buttplate with trap containing a 4-pc brass & steel cleaning rod. Left side of lower tang is marked “XX” and with the assembly number “942″ which number is also found in top tang channel of buttstock. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum SN research request which identifies this rifle with 26″ oct bbl, checkered stock with pistol grip, case hardened, sling and swivels, work order #20358 received in warehouse June 7, 1880 and shipped that same day. In Mr. Yearout’s notes he writes that this gun is reflected by SN as the first 50 Express noted in the shipping records as printed in The Winchester Handbook by George Madis on pgs. 55 & 57. George Madis also listed the gun in this book as a 1 of 1,000 which it is not marked or noted on Cody Firearms Museum research request. Also according in Mr. Yearout’s notes: “One of the previous owners Howard Trivelpiece…said he obtained the gun from an Indian named Jules Bender in 1939 and the gun came from the Eaton Ranch, and that the Eaton Ranch was located near Glacier Park in Montana? This has never been confirmed and the only Eaton Ranch located was the one at Sheridan, Wyoming.” This gun is stamped “C.S. EATON” in stock under buttplate. Regardless this is an orig and complete “as found” gun that saw use but was well cared for. PROVENANCE: Jules Bender. Howard Trivelpiece, 1939. Neil Snyder. Lewis Yearout 1979. Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Very good to fine, all matching. Bbl & magazine tube retain strong traces blue finish peaking through an overall dark brown/blue possibly refinished surface as address markings are a little weak as can be seen in photographs. Magazine has a fine freckled pitted surface overall. Frame & hammer are overall mottled brown/silver with scattered staining and pitting. There are traces of muted case colors in protected areas. Stocks are sound and solid with moderate to heavy wear to diamond point checkering. Stocks have scattered small scratches and other typical blemishes retaining hand worn patina with traces of thinning varnish. Mechanically gun is functional with discernible rifling though pitted bore. 4-53825 JS105 (6,000-10,000) – Lot 2054

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2060
Revised: 9/28/2014

Please note: The correct serial number is 73 as stated in the title.

RARE EARLY WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 OPEN TOP LEVER ACTION RIFLE SERIAL NUMBER 73.

SN 27723. 45-75 Cal. WCF. Standard grade rifle with 28″ oct bbl, full magazine, brass bladed fixed front sight and semi bucktail ladder rear sight and 4-1/2″ mid-range Vernier tang sight. Receiver is open top style made without provision for a dust cover as first 3000 M-1876’s are. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain, American walnut, straight stock and early style crescent buttplate with trap and thick heel. Open top rifles in both models 1876 and 1873 were produced for a very short period of time. It is reported that at that time there was a weakness in cartridge cases which caused them to rupture and if the dust cover was closed, would bulge the side plates. Apparently Winchester produced these rifles without dust covers which would allow escaping gases to blow upward instead of outward. After many complaints the ammunition problem was corrected and Winchester returned to supplying rifles with dust covers. Any rifle or carbine with an open top could be returned for a factory fitted dust cover. There is no factory letter found but according to Mr. Yearout’s notes this gun was shipped July 19, 1877 and that the gun is indeed 45-75 WCF though there is no external Cal. marking. Consecutive SN 74 open top is known. 281 and 306. PROVENANCE: Darwin Buehler, Salt Lake City, UT. Lewis Yearout 1976. Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl retains 30-40% thinning bright blue; magazine tube retains traces of blue in protected areas with balance plum/gray patina; receiver retains about 10% thin orig blue, mostly on the sides with the top & bottom a mottled gray/plum patina with areas of pitting; top of frame is cleaned with a streaked gray/brown patina; lever has a gray/plum patina matching frame, hammer has muted case colors on side with balance a blue/gray; buttplate is brown/gray patina; stocks are sound and solid with hand rubbed patina and numerous small scratches and minor blemishes that can be seen in photos. 2-parts of an iron cleaning rod are found in buttstock. Mechanically sound with well discerned rifling though pitted. 4-53828 JS95 (6,000-10,000) – Lot 2060

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2068
Revised: 10/1/2014

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Please note: The Cody Firearms Museum letter shows caliber as 40-65. Rifle is actually caliber 45-90. It was originally shipped December 1892, but the letter shows an additional date of July 20, 1899 which is probably when the barrel was changed.

DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 73210. Cal. 45-90. Special order deluxe rifle with 26″ oct to rnd bbl,button magazine, Lyman ivory bead hunting front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight with peep aperture. Mounted with very nicely figured, about 2X flame grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and black insert, serpentine grip buttstock that has crescent buttplate. Buttstock & forend cap have factory sling swivels. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is marked with the assembly number “428” and “X”. Matching assembly number is also found in top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching. Bbl retains about 90% strong orig blue with light sharp edge wear and some thinning over the chamber area; receiver retains 60-70% orig case colors, strong & bright in the sheltered areas fading elsewhere; lever & hammer retain faded case colors. Wood is sound with normal light use and handling mars, showing wear on the grip checkering and bottom rear of the forearm and overall retains about 80% orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp; very bright shiny bore. 4-50440 JR10 (15,000-25,000) – Lot 2068

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2070
Revised: 10/1/2014

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SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 DELUXE SPECIAL ORDER LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 109754. Cal. 45-70. Fine special order ’86 with 26″ rnd bbl, button magazine, Lyman ivory bead Jack front sight, 1,000 yd ladder rear sight and a Lyman combination tang sight. Mounted with about 3X, center crotch, flame grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and capped pistol grip stock and crescent buttplate. Left side of lower tang, under the wood is marked with the assembly number “13” & “XX”. Top tang channel of buttstock has the assembly number “12” with matching number “12” inside toe of buttplate, obviously an assemblers mistake. This rifle was very likely someone’s prized hunting rifle, having been produced in 1897 at a time when hunting was a way of life. Color case hardened receivers such as found here are seldom encountered from this era with remaining orig colors. Exposure to ultraviolet rays of the sun rapidly fades these colors. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl retains 96-97% strong orig blue with a small area of fine pitting near the front sight; receiver retains about 50% faded case colors; hammer retains most of its case colors, moderately faded and the lever case colors in sheltered areas. Stock has a small chipped toe with some small gouges on the right side, otherwise wood is sound with light handling & use marks and retains most of its orig varnish. Mechanics are fine; bright shiny bore. Would make an outstanding hunting rifle or cowboy action shooter for the individual who takes pride in using period firearms. 4-47899 JR99 (12,500-17,500) – Lot 2070

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2072
Revised: 10/4/2014

There is a typographical error: The catalog states the caliber is 38-40, but the caliber is 38-70.

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*RARE DELUXE MODEL 1886 WINCHESTER RIFLE WITH EXTRA LIGHT “RAPID TAPER” OCTAGON BARREL.

SN 122680. 38-40 WCF Cal. 26″ light weight rapid taper oct bbl has typical address and Cal. markings on top flats along with “NICKEL STEEL” stamped on left flat. Bbl is mounted with a modified fixed front sight, flat rear sporting sight and patented tang sight. Left lower tang is marked “650” & “R”, upper channel of buttplate tang has matching assembly number along with and indiscernible cryptic marking with “4”. Mounted on slightly burled American walnut (should grade at least X), with checkering, pistol grip with logo buttcap and iron checkered shotgun buttplate. this exact gun is pictured on pg. 336 of George Madis’ book The Winchester Book and Madis notes “Such (tapered) barrels were an attempt to lighted the ’86 and improve balance and handling: they are a scarce variation which occurs most often around the SN of this rifle, 122680.” PROVENANCE: Gene Portugue, International Falls, MN. Lewis Yearout 1963. Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Fine to very fine overall, all matching. Bbl retains much of its refinished blue, though thinning on bbl and magazine. Front sight has been modified apparently in silver, maybe utilizing a coin, though no features can be ascertained. There is also a small white dot, appears to be ivory for sighting fitted into rear of this blade. Gun retains 60-70% blue on receiver, hammer retains muted case colors as does lever in protected areas. Stocks are sound & solid, well fit with moderate diamond point wear especially on forestock where held. Stocks have the usual small scratches, dents and other blemishes, retaining about 60% orig varnish on buttstock and 10-20% on forestock. Mechanics are sound and bore exhibits well defined rifling. 4-53832 JS116 (6,000-10,000) – Lot 2072

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2073
Revised: 10/1/2014

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THIS GUN IS BEING SOLD WITHOUT THE IVORY MOUNTS. YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE THE IVORY AT THE TIME OF YOUR PURCHASE. IF YOU WISH TO ACQUIRE THE IVORY ITEMS, YOU MUST PURCHASE AN ESA “ANTIQUE EXEMPTION” CERTIFICATE. NO EXCEPTIONS!

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 ALTERED DELUXE LIGHT WEIGHT LEVER ACTION RIFLE THAT BELONGED TO FAMOUS AUTHOR, SHOOTER AND LAWMAN ELMER KEITH.

SN 131473. Cal. 45-70. Rifle is a light weight model with 22″ tapered rnd bbl originally in takedown configuration, altered to solid frame with full magazine and custom magazine band. It has a Lyman ivory bead hunting front sight, slot blank in the rear seat and a Lyman 21 receiver sight. Mounted with about 2X, flame grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and capped pistol gripped stock that has Winchester hard rubber buttplate. Left side of lower tang is marked with assembly number “404”, “XX” and “R”. Matching assembly number is also found in top tang channel of buttstock. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle in caliber 45-70 with 22″ rnd bbb, plain trigger, takedown, 1/2 magazine, extra light, checkered pistol grip stock, oil finish with shotgun rubber buttplate, shipped Sep. 13, 1904. Also accompanied by a copy of a notarized letter by Fred Schon of Durango, Co dated 17, May 1991. The body of the letter states that on Jun. 29, 1964 Mr. Schon purchased this rifle, identified by serial number, from Elmer Keith of Salmon, ID. He states that the rifle was originally light weight configuration and takedown but Mr. Keith had it converted to solid frame with full magazine by his favorite gunsmith, Mr. Iver Henriksen of Missoula, MT and that it is exactly as Mr. Keith ordered. Mr. Keith passed away in Feb. 1984, nearly 85 yrs old. He was the author of nine books all relating to hunting and cartridges, handguns and their development including one biography. Mr. Schon states that he was a lifelong friend of Mr. Keith and visited with him regularly. The letter also includes transfer of ownership to Leyton Yearout. A copy of a letter to Mr. Schon, over Mr. Keith’s signature, states that he never hunted with this rifle but did use it as a deputy sheriff to capture a bank robber. Another letter from Mr. Keith, on Guns & Ammo Magazine letterhead, dated Jun. 29, 1964 is a bill of sale for this rifle to Mr. Schon. Also accompanying is a hand written letter over the signature of Fred Schon identifying this rifle and stating that he purchased it from Elmer Keith with information as previously presented. He additionally states that he & Mr. Keith were lifelong friends from 1956 to the day he died. “He prized this rifle highly and tried to buy it back from me several times.” PROVENANCE: Elmer Keith; Fred Schon; Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Very fine. Metal overall retains about 80% strong orig blue with some light damage on the magazine tube that reportedly happened when Mr. Keith had a house fire. Lever & hammer retain strong bright case colors. Wood is sound showing light to moderate wear and retains most of its orig oil finish. Mechanics are fine; brilliant shiny bore. 4-53899 JR41 (6,000-10,000) – Lot 2073

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2078
Revised: 10/1/2014

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THIS GUN IS BEING SOLD WITHOUT THE IVORY MOUNTS. YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE THE IVORY AT THE TIME OF YOUR PURCHASE. IF YOU WISH TO ACQUIRE THE IVORY ITEMS, YOU MUST PURCHASE AN ESA “ANTIQUE EXEMPTION” CERTIFICATE. NO EXCEPTIONS!

SCARCE DELUXE MODEL 1886 WINCHESTER RIFLE IN 45-65 CALIBER.

SN 7941. 40-65 WCF Cal. Blue and case colored, 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, fixed front sight with small ivory bead at rear of blade, semi buckhorn rear sight and Lyman patented tang sight. Mounted with flame grained highly figured XXX American walnut, checkered with pistol grip and black insert with crescent shaped buttplate. Left lower tang has assembly number “584” and “XXX” and “S” stamped. Buttstock has matching assembly number and “P” stamped in upper tang channel. Winchester museum research should show this gun was shipped August 24, 1887. PROVENANCE: Clarence T. Hanson, Mt. Vernon, WA. Lewis Yearout 1959. Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Very fine overall, all matching. Bbl and magazine retain 95% of blue from old refinish, markings are clear and discernible with sharp edge wear. Frame, lever and hammer exhibit traces of muted case colors with remainder silver/gray with some areas more a silver/tin color with scattered areas of staining and light pitting. Stocks are sound & solid, well fit retaining most of an old varnish refinish. There is considerable, moderate diamond point wear to checkering. Mechanics are crisp and functioning, rifling is well discerned with a shiny bore. 4-53833 JS115 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 2078

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2084
Revised: 10/1/2014

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THIS GUN IS BEING SOLD WITHOUT THE IVORY MOUNTS. YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE THE IVORY AT THE TIME OF YOUR PURCHASE. IF YOU WISH TO ACQUIRE THE IVORY ITEMS, YOU MUST PURCHASE AN ESA “ANTIQUE EXEMPTION” CERTIFICATE. NO EXCEPTIONS!

WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 43324. Cal. 40-65. Standard grade rifle with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, ivory bead combination front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight and Lyman combination tang sight. Mounted with nicely figured, uncheckered American walnut with straight stock and crescent buttplate. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 95% strong orig blue with only light sharp edge wear and a scratch on the magazine tube; receiver retains about 70% orig case colors, mostly on the sides, strong & bright on the left side, slightly more faded on the right side, the bottom has turned silver; lever & hammer retain strong case colors. Wood is sound with usual light nicks & scratches and retains most of its orig varnish showing wear at the carry point at the forearm. Mechanics are crisp; brilliant shiny bore. Would make an outstanding cowboy action shooter. 4-51425 JR11 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 2084

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2085
Revised: 10/1/2014

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THIS GUN IS BEING SOLD WITHOUT THE IVORY MOUNTS. YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE THE IVORY AT THE TIME OF YOUR PURCHASE. IF YOU WISH TO ACQUIRE THE IVORY ITEMS, YOU MUST PURCHASE AN ESA “ANTIQUE EXEMPTION” CERTIFICATE. NO EXCEPTIONS!

WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 103711. Cal. 45-90. Standard grade rifle with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, ivory bead hunting front sight, Lyman 6A 2-leaf folding rear sight and a Lyman 21 receiver sight. Mounted with straight grain, uncheckered American walnut with straight stock and crescent buttplate. Buttstock and forend cap have factory sling eyes. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle in cal 45-90 with oct bbl and plain trigger, received in warehouse July 26. 1895 and shipped June 7, 1897 to order number 1953. The unusual length of time this rifle languished in the warehouse was probably due to the circumstance in America at the time where the buffalo herds had been decimated and demand for large bore arms were commensurately reduced. Regardless, at that time citizens on the American frontier, in the Northwest Territories and Alaska were still using these rifles in large, heavy calibers for big game hunting such as moose, elk and grizzly bear. Color case hardened rifles such as this one are not often found with high original finish because exposure to the ultraviolet rays of sunshine very quickly fades the color to silver. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl and magazine tube 96-97% strong orig factory blue with only faint sharp edge wear. Receiver retains about 70% orig case colors, strong and bright in sheltered areas, moderately faded elsewhere turned silver on the belly. Hammer retains bright case colors and the lever most of it’s orig case colors, lightly to moderately faded. Buttplate has turned dark. Wood is sound with a scratch on right side of buttstock along with a few other very light nicks and scratches and overall retains virtually all of it’s crisp orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, shows very little use. 4-51947 (6,000-9,000) – Lot 2085

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2088
Revised: 10/2/2014

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*RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LIGHTWEIGHT SPECIAL ORDER TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE WITH 20″ BARREL.

SN 155535. 33 WCF Cal. Rare late special order rifle with 20″ rnd bbl, full magazine, takedown with Lyman ivory bead hunting front sight on a pedestal and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with strait grain American walnut, with iron shotgun checkered buttplate and sling eyelet in bottom of butt and additional eyelet on bottom of nosecap. There is no factory letter in Winchester archives for this gun however there is a fairly identical rifle SN 139728 which letters with similar Lyman sights, same 33 Cal., in 20″ rnd bbl. This gun was originally purchased in its orig saddle scabbard stamped P.A. Wilkerson-Buffalo, Wyom. It is interesting that in Lewis Yearout’s notes there is a notarized letter stating that this gun was purchased by James Ericksmoen of Libby, MT. “At the time of purchase, or shortly thereafter, Jim was to write up the history on this specific gun and forward it to me. Time passed, and the written history did not arrive, to my dismay, when I wrote again the letter came back ‘Deceased’. Mr. James Ericksmoen, age 36 had been murdered October 23, 1979. Note the attached clipping from the Great Falls Tribune. The Certificate of History is now missing, never to be done.” This is a rare configuration in a short bbl that rarely comes to market. PROVENANCE: Jim Ericksmoen, Libby, MT. Lewis Yearout 1978. Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain 80-90% orig finish though bbl finish has mostly turned plum/blue; frame retains about 10% blue finish with balance gray/brown with scattered areas of staining and pitting. Stocks are sound and well fit with hand worn patina. Markings on gun are all easily discerned. Mechanically gun functions well with crisp rifling in shiny bore. 4-53845 JS121 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 2088

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2091
Revised: 10/1/2014

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THIS GUN IS BEING SOLD WITHOUT THE IVORY MOUNTS. YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE THE IVORY AT THE TIME OF YOUR PURCHASE. IF YOU WISH TO ACQUIRE THE IVORY ITEMS, YOU MUST PURCHASE AN ESA “ANTIQUE EXEMPTION” CERTIFICATE. NO EXCEPTIONS!

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 SADDLE RING CARBINE.

SN 133080. Cal 40-65. Standard grade carbine with 22″ bbl, full magazine, ivory bead square base front sight and 1,000 yard carbine ladder rear sight. Left side of receiver has a saddle ring stud, missing the ring. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock and, unusually, a rifle crescent buttplate of the type usually found on early 20th Century model 1892 & 1894 rifles. This carbine was produced in 1904 when the west was still wild and business was conducted from the back of a horse, wagon or buggy. Firearms of that era usually saw very hard service with very little maintenance and are seldom found today with high orig finish. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain 93-95% orig blue with a few freckles of surface rust and dulling over the chamber area. Receiver retains about 75% orig blue showing either coarse steel wool or sandpaper marks. Belly of receiver is cleaned to white with fine surface rust. Hammer retains dark case colors and lever traces of case colors. Buttplate is silvered case colors. Wood is matching condition with a hairline in the left wrist, otherwise is sound with traces of orig finish, mostly a cleaned patina. Mechanics are fine. Bright, shiny bore. 4-54701 JR294 (6,000-9,000) – Lot 2091

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2099
Revised: 10/1/2014

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THIS GUN IS BEING SOLD WITHOUT THE IVORY MOUNTS. YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE THE IVORY AT THE TIME OF YOUR PURCHASE. IF YOU WISH TO ACQUIRE THE IVORY ITEMS, YOU MUST PURCHASE AN ESA “ANTIQUE EXEMPTION” CERTIFICATE. NO EXCEPTIONS!

RARE SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE WITH COLOR CASE HARDENED RECEIVER.

SN 12695. Cal. 30 WCF (30-30). Rare early 1894 with 26″ rnd bbl, full magazine, Lyman ivory bead front sight & 3-leaf express rear sight. Top of the bbl has raised, full length matting. Receiver is factory color case hardened. Mounted with about 3X, center crotch, flame grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and capped pistol grip stock that has steel shotgun buttplate. Forend cap & buttstock have factory sling eyes. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is marked with the assembly number “2571” and “S XXX RBO”. Top tang channel of the buttstock is marked with the assembly number “3409” and “T 94”. Buttplate is unmarked. In addition to the obvious deluxe and special order features of this rifle, the color case hardened receiver is a very rare special order item seldom encountered today. Generally the case colors have faded to silver with exposure to ultra-violet rays. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle in cal 30, with matted rnd bbl, plain trigger, checkered pistol grip stock with rubber shotgun buttplate, oil finish, takedown and case hardened, received in warehouse Nov. 4, 1896 and shipped Nov. 14, 1896 to order #71667. Repaired and returned Dec. 28, 1896 order #1094. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Edmund Lewis Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 95-97% strong orig blue with light muzzle end wear and minor sharp edge wear; magazine tube retains 97-98% orig blue, slightly thinned around the magazine band; takedown ring retains about 80% orig blue, showing wear on the bottom; receiver retains 50-60% faded case colors, stronger on the left side, turned silver over the top & bottom; hammer retains about 90% bright case colors and the lever about 30% on the sides. Buttstock has several small grain checks near the buttplate and retains a fine old finish. Forearm retains most of its orig oil finish showing light wear on the rear 1/3. Mechanics are fine; bright shiny bore with a couple spots of slight roughness. 4-51218 (25,000-35,000) – Lot 2099

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2101
Revised: 10/1/2014

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*SCARCE DELUXE FACTORY ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 324611. Cal. 30 WCF (30-30). Fine ’94 with 26″ oct to rnd bbl, full magazine, Lyman ivory bead front sight, Lyman 6A 2-leaf folding rear sight and a locking Lyman tang sight. Mounted with about 2X, center crotch American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and capped pistol grip stock with crescent buttplate. Left side of lower tang, under the wood is marked with the assembly number “2742”, which number is also found on rear face of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Another unusual feature is the pencil notation “$2.00” on rear face of buttstock. This obviously signifies to the engraver the level of engraving to be applied. Receiver is factory engraved, probably by John Ulrich in style 10 which consists of the vignette of a standing buck deer in a mountain scene on the left side with light foliate arabesque scrolls & latch hook borders. Right side is engraved in foliate arabesque patterns with matching borders. Engraving extends over the receiver ring and top tang with snake & dot patterns on the bottom edges. Tang screw heads are also engraved. Accompanied by a Winchester Gun Museum letter for 10 various Winchester rifles “including this one” which identifies it in caliber 30 with 1/2 oct bbl, plain trigger, takedown style, sporting rear sight, pistol grip and “engraved for $2.00”, shipped Apr. 26, 1907. Also accompanied by a copy of Mr. Yearout’s Collection inventory card which shows he purchased it in Jun. 1960 from George Thompson of Missoula, MT. PROVENANCE: Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Good to very good, all matching. Bbl retains about 98% crisp orig blue and magazine tube 93-95% orig blue; receiver retains 82-83% orig blue, strong on the sides and over the top, showing wear on the bottom with freckling; receiver ring also shows freckling; hammer retains dark case colors and the lever about 60% faded case colors. Wood is sound with usual light nicks & scratches, some light crazing on the buttstock and overall retains about 90% strong orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp; bright shiny bore. 4-53807 JR49 (7,500-12,500) – Lot 2101

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2102
Revised: 10/1/2014

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THIS GUN IS BEING SOLD WITHOUT THE IVORY MOUNTS. YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE THE IVORY AT THE TIME OF YOUR PURCHASE. IF YOU WISH TO ACQUIRE THE IVORY ITEMS, YOU MUST PURCHASE AN ESA “ANTIQUE EXEMPTION” CERTIFICATE. NO EXCEPTIONS!

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 DELUXE SPECIAL ORDER TAKEDOWN SHORT RIFLE.

SN 145002. Cal. 30 WCF (30-30). Fine deluxe rifle with 22″ special order rnd bbl, full magazine, takedown with Lyman ivory bead Jack front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with about 2X, very nicely figured flame & shell grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and capped pistol grip stock that has smooth steel shotgun buttplate. Forearm is 8-3/8″ vs. the standard 9-3/8″. Left side of lower tang, under the wood has the assembly number “14259”, “XX” & “S”. Matching assembly number is also found on rear face of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum research request sheet which identifies this rifle in cal 30, with 22″ rnd bbl, plain trigger, checkered pistol grip stock, shotgun butt, takedown, Lyman front & sporting rear sights received in warehouse Jul. 16, 1903 and shipped Jul. 21, 1903 to order number 191313. Undoubtedly this was someone’s pack rifle for traveling. CONDITION: Fine to very fine, all matching. This is a well balanced and pleasing to look at ’94 rifle. Bbl & magazine tube retain 96-98% strong orig blue with only faint muzzle edge wear and a few scattered spots of light rust; receiver retains about 80% orig blue, strong on the sides and over the top, more faded on the bottom & takedown ring; hammer retains dark case colors with strong case colors on sides of the lever, outer faces turned silver. Stock has a repaired crack at the front edge of the comb, otherwise wood is sound with the stock retaining most of its restored finish; forearm shows moderate wear to the checkering and retains about 85% orig varnish with a hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine; bright shiny bore. 4-51995 JR110 (5,000-10,000) – Lot 2102

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2105
Revised: 10/1/2014

James D. Julia Auctioneers complies with all federal laws and regulations (Please review our Ivory Position Statement): As per the President’s Executive Order of February 2014, this item with its ivory is legal to sell and buy provided there is an ESA “Antique Certification” document proving the age. You must purchase an ESA in order to take possession of the ivory. If you wish to acquire the ivory after you purchase this gun, you must hire John Sexton, who is an independent consultant with the appropriate qualifications to prepare ESA certifications accepted by government agencies. John’s address is: 1962 Portage Landing North, North Palm Beach, FL 33408. ESA statements prepared by John Sexton can be acquired for a cost of $1,500.00/each. It is the buyer’s responsibility to make payment to John for the ESA statements. The documents are prepared by John and not by James D. Julia Auctioneers. Once the ESA statement is prepared and provided to Julia’s, you can have the ivory mounts. Be sure to keep a copy of your ESA certificate for your records also.

THIS GUN IS BEING SOLD WITHOUT THE IVORY MOUNTS. YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE THE IVORY AT THE TIME OF YOUR PURCHASE. IF YOU WISH TO ACQUIRE THE IVORY ITEMS, YOU MUST PURCHASE AN ESA “ANTIQUE EXEMPTION” CERTIFICATE. NO EXCEPTIONS!

SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 63581. Cal. 32-40. Standard grade rifle with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, Lyman ivory bead front sight, missing the bead, a slot blank in the rear seat and a Lyman tang sight. Lower tang has close-coupled dbl-set triggers. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle in caliber “38-40” (obviously a mistake in transcription), with oct bbl, set trigger, received in warehouse and shipped same day, Aug. 12, 1899. Although this rifle wasn’t shipped until 1899 it was actually manufactured in 1896 making it an antique. PROVENANCE: Ex Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 96-97% strong orig blue with only light sharp edge wear; receiver retains 92-94% orig blue with edge wear and thinning over top & bottom; lever & hammer retain very bright case colors on sides, faded on outer faces; buttplate retains most of its orig case colors turning dark. Wood is sound showing a hand worn patina, possibly having had a light over-finish applied without sanding. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-51990 JR7 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2105

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2107
Revised: 10/4/2014

Please note: Included with the gun is a facsimile of the tags that are pictured in the catalog.

*POST-WAR WINCHESTER MODEL ’94 CARBINE THAT BELONGED TO TEXAS RANGER GENE GRAVES.

SN 1309231. Cal. 30 WCF (30-30). Standard carbine with 20″ bbl, full magazine, ramp front sight with hood and semi-buckhorn rifle rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered, slab-sawed American walnut with long wood forearm and straight stock that has serrated steel buttplate. Consignor states ownership by Texas Ranger Gene Graves. PROVENANCE: Estate Collection of Tommy Rholes. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains 95-96% strong orig blue with a few light scratches and sharp edge wear. Wood is sound with a long scratch on the buttstock, a few light nicks & bruises with a larger bruise on forearm and overall retains most of its orig factory finish. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. 4-87762 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2107

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2114
Revised: 10/1/2014

James D. Julia Auctioneers complies with all federal laws and regulations (Please review our Ivory Position Statement): As per the President’s Executive Order of February 2014, this item with its ivory is legal to sell and buy provided there is an ESA “Antique Certification” document proving the age. You must purchase an ESA in order to take possession of the ivory. If you wish to acquire the ivory after you purchase this gun, you must hire John Sexton, who is an independent consultant with the appropriate qualifications to prepare ESA certifications accepted by government agencies. John’s address is: 1962 Portage Landing North, North Palm Beach, FL 33408. ESA statements prepared by John Sexton can be acquired for a cost of $1,500.00/each. It is the buyer’s responsibility to make payment to John for the ESA statements. The documents are prepared by John and not by James D. Julia Auctioneers. Once the ESA statement is prepared and provided to Julia’s, you can have the ivory mounts. Be sure to keep a copy of your ESA certificate for your records also.

THIS GUN IS BEING SOLD WITHOUT THE IVORY MOUNTS. YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE THE IVORY AT THE TIME OF YOUR PURCHASE. IF YOU WISH TO ACQUIRE THE IVORY ITEMS, YOU MUST PURCHASE AN ESA “ANTIQUE EXEMPTION” CERTIFICATE. NO EXCEPTIONS!

*SCARCE DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1895 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 63463. Cal. 30-03. Scarce deluxe ’95 rifle with 24″ tapered rnd bbl, pedestal mounted Lyman ivory bead hunting front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with 2-3X American walnut with H-style checkered, black insert, Schnable tip forearm and straight stock with crescent buttplate. The 30-03 caliber cartridge was offered for the model 1895 beginning in 1905 and discontinued in 1908, after which it was special order only. Apparently, very few arms were produced in this caliber. PROVENANCE: Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 96-97% strong orig blue and the receiver, magazine box and lever 85-88% orig blue.There are a couple of small chips in wrist at the receiver, otherwise wood is sound with very few light handling & use nicks & scratches and overall retains 96-98% strong piano varnish finish with some oil staining on the forearm at the receiver. Mechanics are fine; bright shiny bore, a little frosty in the grooves. 4-53898 JR46 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 2114

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2123
Revised: 9/28/2014

There is a typographical error: The factory ship date for this rifle should be 1899, and not 1889 as stated in the catalog. This is confirmed by the factory records.

*VERY RARE ENGRAVED AND COLOR CASE HARDENED WINCHESTER MODEL 1890 PUMP ACTION RIFLE.

SN 73760. Cal. 22 WRF. Usual configuration with 24″ oct bbl, 3/4 magazine, standard front sight and European style, dovetailed 3-leaf, platinum line rear sight. Left side flat of bbl over chamber area has what appears to be a Belgian proof. Receiver, top and bottom tangs, and top and bottom edges are engraved by Conrad Ulrich in style #9 which consists of the small round vignettes of a running whitetail buck on the left side and a standing whitetail buck on the right side. Both vignettes are surrounded by very well executed foliate arabesque patterns with snake and dot borders around the rear edges. Engraving patterns extend over top and bottom of receiver and top and bottom tang. Mounted with about 2X flame grain American walnut with tiny, round, ribbed forearm and checkered, capped pistol grip stock with crescent buttplate. Left side of lower tang is marked with the assembly number “8080” and “XXX”. Rear face of buttstock has matching assembly number and “90”. Buttplate is not marked. Accompanied by the top part of a Winchester Gun Museum letter, apparently the first of a multiple entry letter, which identifies this rifle in cal 22 WRF, with $4.00 engraving, checkered pistol grip stock and oil finish, shipped July 21,1889. Also accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum research request sheet with identical information and shows shipped to work order #30792. Additionally accompanied by Mr. Yearout’s collection inventory card which shows that he purchased this rifle from James D. Conaway of Ft. Madison, IA, in November 1964. There is also a typewritten sheet by Mr. Yearout which cites information from Winchester’s Slide Action Rifles, Model 1890 and Model 1906, Volume 1, Schwing. He states that pp 182-183 show that there were only eight Model 1890 rifles in cal 22 WRF that were engraved, out of the 329,999 rifles produced. There were only a total of 36 rifles factory engraved. Mr. Yearout refers to this engraving pattern as #8, however comparing engraving patterns in the book Winchester Engraving, Wilson, pg 303 exhibits this exact rifle, identified by serial number, picturing both sides and refers to it as style #9 with credit to the Lewis Yearout Collection. Further examination of the chart on pg 182 of the Schwing book discloses that there are only three rifles with color case hardened frames engraved in #9 pattern and only one in cal WRF. Mr. Yearout speculates that this may be the only one with oil finished wood. PROVENANCE: Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Good to very good. Bbl retains strong blue in sheltered areas, being mostly a plummy brown patina with edges showing wear. Receiver, upper & lower tangs and buttplate are a light brown patina. Stock has an internal crack in the wrist, otherwise wood is sound, showing moderate to heavy wear and a dark stained finish. Mechanics are fine. Strong bore with good shine and some moderate to heavy pitting. 4-53975 JR220 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 2123

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2126
Revised: 9/15/2014

Please note: There is a typographical error. The title of this rifle should read “12D” as stated in the description, not “12F”.

*RARE REMINGTON MODEL 12-F GRADE PUMP ACTION RIFLE.

SN 284552. Cal. 22. Beautiful pump rifle with 24″ oct bbl, 3/4 magazine, standard sights and mounted with nicely figured European walnut. It has a ribbed bullet shaped forearm and checkered, capped buttstock with crescent buttplate. Receiver is beautifully engraved, probably by Wilbur Glahn, with the large vignette of two rabbits in a field scene on the left side and a squirrel on the right side. Both vignettes are surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns with fine snake & dot borders. Engraving patterns extend over the top & bottom of the receiver & trigger guard. Serial number is also engraved. According to the book The Guns of Remington, Madaus & Goodwin, these rifles were produced during the period 1909-1936. Accompanied by Mr. Yearout’s Collection inventory card in which he refers to this rifle as a model”12-D” and “Peerless”. He shows that he purchased it from well known dealer/collector Randy Schuman of Newville, PA in Mar. 1981. PROVENANCE: Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl retains 96-97% strong orig blue with only light sharp edge wear; magazine tube retains about 95% orig blue; receiver retains 95-97% orig blue slightly thinned on the top & bottom. Wood is sound with some spots of oil staining around the wrist & forearm and overall retains about 95% orig varnish. Mechanics are fine; bright shiny bore. 4-53908 JR95 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 2126

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2127
Revised: 10/3/2014

Please note: One individual contacted us questioning whether this sign was genuine. We checked with a well-known Winchester specialist who told us that he had seen a similar sign illustrated in Winchester Herald magazine published in the 1920s. We share with you what knowledge we have received and we sell it without any guarantees.

RARE WINCHESTER STEEL OUTDOOR STORE ADVERTISING SIGN.

Made of 1/8″ sheet steel, about 40-1/2″ long in the shape of a Model 1866 lever action rifle, complete with sights, lever & hammer, with the incised outline of a magazine tube, forearm, forend cap and buttstock. Sign is dbl sided and stamped on forearm, “FOUNDED 1866” and on the stock “WINCHESTER / REPEATING ARMS CO / NEW HAVEN CONN”. Sign is in old red paint and stenciled in white lettering “WINCHESTER ARMS AND AMMUNITION SINCE 1866”. Sign has a hole through receiver area and another about mid-point on bbl where it is suspended from chains which are attached to a hand wrought iron wall mount. The arm of the mount extends approx 36″ in a “V” shape for support and is attached to a wrought-iron base about 20-1/2″ high x 2″ wide and 1/4″ thick. The top of the base is forged in a curl. The support arm is hand riveted to the base. Base has two 3/8″ holes for mounting to the wall. This identical sign, without the base, is pictured on p. 58 of Winchester Rarities, Webster. The book does not identify the sign or give any information about it but it is identical and pictured in color. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains most of its orig old red paint and thin white stenciled lettering. 7-70722 JR255 (10,000-15,000) – Lot 2127

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2136
Revised: 10/1/2014

James D. Julia Auctioneers complies with all federal laws and regulations (Please review our Ivory Position Statement): As per the President’s Executive Order of February 2014, this item with its ivory is legal to sell and buy provided there is an ESA “Antique Certification” document proving the age. You must purchase an ESA in order to take possession of the ivory. If you wish to acquire the ivory after you purchase this gun, you must hire John Sexton, who is an independent consultant with the appropriate qualifications to prepare ESA certifications accepted by government agencies. John’s address is: 1962 Portage Landing North, North Palm Beach, FL 33408. ESA statements prepared by John Sexton can be acquired for a cost of $1,500.00/each. It is the buyer’s responsibility to make payment to John for the ESA statements. The documents are prepared by John and not by James D. Julia Auctioneers. Once the ESA statement is prepared and provided to Julia’s, you can have the ivory mounts. Be sure to keep a copy of your ESA certificate for your records also.

THIS GUN IS BEING SOLD WITHOUT THE IVORY MOUNTS. YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE THE IVORY AT THE TIME OF YOUR PURCHASE. IF YOU WISH TO ACQUIRE THE IVORY ITEMS, YOU MUST PURCHASE AN ESA “ANTIQUE EXEMPTION” CERTIFICATE. NO EXCEPTIONS!

VERY RARE SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE ENGRAVED TAKEDOWN MARLIN MODEL 1889 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 121581. Cal. 32 WCF (32-30). Extremely rare rifle with 24″ oct to rnd bbl, half magazine, takedown with ivory bead Beach’s style combination front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight & Lyman combination tang sight. Mounted with highly figured flame & shell grain American walnut with B-style checkered forearm and serpentine grip buttstock and crescent buttplate. Grip cap is inlaid with a small silver oval engraved with three intertwined old English style initials the are indecipherable. Buttstock & forearm have special order sling swivels. Receiver, takedown ring, forend cap and about 2-1/2″ of the bbl over the chamber area are wonderfully engraved in #3-4 style by Conrad Ulrich. Engraving consists of the vignette of a whitetail buck in a very detailed forest scene on the left side and of an English Setter on point on right side of the bolt. Receiver on both sides is engraved with light foliate arabesque patterns and very well detailed multiple borders. Engraving extends over the top & bottom of the receiver & top tang. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum/Marlin Firearms Co. letter which identifies this rifle in caliber 32-24 (obviously a typographical error of 32-20), 1/2 oct bbl, pistol grip, 1/2 magazine and takedown shipped May 15, 1895, as one of the last 7 regular production units. As is typical with Marlin records there is no mention of the deluxe checkered wood or the engraving. This rifle is pictured on p.174 of the book Marlin Firearms, Brophy. The caption to that photograph states “only 28 of this model are recorded as having the takedown feature”. According to a chart on the following page of the referenced publication, of the approximate 55,000 Models 1889 produced in the period 1889-1899 only 15,440 were in caliber 32, the majority of which had oct bbls. Mr. Brophy, in his book, lists 1/2 oct bbls for this model as one of the “scarcest variations”. This was Marlin’s first model produced with solid top and side eject which distinguished it from its competitors, a design still being produced today. Extremely few of this model are found with any of the special order features found on this rifle and the combination of all the features found here is extraordinary. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl retains 96-98% strong orig blue with very light sharp edge wear, some light scratches on the round portion and a series of nicks on toe of the round area; receiver & bolt retain virtually all of their bright, orig factory case colors; takedown ring is moderately faded; hammer retains strong, bright case colors and the lever bright case colors on the sides, faded on the outer faces; buttplate retains strong, lightly faded case colors with some minor freckling and fading toward the toe. Stock has a long scratch by the buttplate with a few other minor nicks & scratches and overall retains virtually all of its orig factory varnish. Mechanics are crisp; brilliant shiny bore, may be unfired. A truly rare and desirable Marlin being one of only 4 engraved takedowns known, suitable for the most discerning collector. 4-51292 (27,500-37,500) – Lot 2136

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2145
Revised: 10/1/2014

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*MARLIN MODEL ’97 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 417150. Cal. 22. Standard grade rifle with special order 26″ tapered rnd bbl, nearly full length magazine, Beach’s ivory bead combination front sight, slot blank in rear seat and Marlin Hepburn receiver sight. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with straight stock and Marlin’s embossed hard rubber buttplate. It is unusual to find one of these little rifles with high orig finish. They were generally considered to be boys or ladies rifles and usually saw very hard service with little or no maintenance. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl, magazine tube and forend cap retain about 99% strong orig blue; receiver retains about 90% orig case colors, stronger on the left side, bright in sheltered areas; hammer retains bright case colors and the lever case colors in sheltered areas. Wood is sound with a few nicks & dings and retains most of its orig finish. Mechanics are fine; bright bore with a ring about a foot in front of the receiver that shows slightly on the outside. 4-53563 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2145

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2147
Revised: 9/28/2014

Please note: The consignor bought the rifle from Dick Patterson, not Lt. Col. Brophy. Patterson was Brophy’s best friend.

EXTREMELY RARE, ONE OF A KIND, PROTOTYPE/EXPERIMENTAL MARLIN SINGLE SHOT RIFLE INTENDED TO REPLACE THE OLD BALLARD RIFLES.

SN None. Cal. 40-90 Ballard 2-15/16″. This rifle was found in a crate in the walk-in safe at the old Marlin Plant when they were moving to their new factory in about 1969. There were several other rifles in the crate, which are not known today. Lt. Col. William S. Brophy was the Marlin historian at that time and apparently purchased this rifle from the company. Consignor purchased it directly from Mr. Brophy. This is a standard grade rifle with 30″ about #3 weight oct bbl, nickel silver Rocky Mountain front sight and Marlin semi-buckhorn rear sight. Receiver resembles a Winchester High Wall with readily apparent differences, including a faceted receiver ring, grooved top bolt, sloping rear section, curled hammer and Ballard-style serpentine lever. Receiver, lever, hammer and buttplate are color case hardened. Top tang has no provision for a tang sight. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with Ballard-style tapered rnd forearm that has slight schnable tip and straight stock with crescent buttplate. Rifle is completely unmarked but is extremely well made in the manner of Marlin’s genius inventor L.L. Hepburn’s work. This rifle is pictured on pg. 137 with a brief write up on pg. 144 of Marlin Firearms, Brophy, with both side views and a disassembled view, which illustrates both similarities and differences between this rifle and the Winchester High Wall. Brophy refers to this rifle as “single-shot rifle believed to be a Marlin prototype to replace the Ballard”. A gentleman by the name of E. Hough, in a report he did about the Marlin exhibit at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, waxed eloquently about the many fine Marlin rifles and mentioned “the Marlins show a single-shot which they think will be better than the old Ballard”. It is believed that this is the rifle to which he referred. This rifle is of Falling Block design and, unusually, cocks on opening versus the cocks on closing of the Winchester. The action is very smooth. Bore is typical Marlin rifling with 6 grooves. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl retains 98-99% crisp orig blue with a ding on the top sharp edge just forward of the rear sight. Bbl has a heavy coating of old dried oil. Receiver retains strong, bright case colors, also under a heavy coating of old dried oil. Lever & hammer retain slightly faded case colors and buttplate about 60% strong case colors. Wood has a few minor handling & storage nicks & scratches and retains about 98% strong orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp. Brilliant shiny bore. 4-54282 JR269 (12,500-22,500) – Lot 2147

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2162
Revised: 10/1/2014

James D. Julia Auctioneers complies with all federal laws and regulations (Please review our Ivory Position Statement): As per the President’s Executive Order of February 2014, this item with its ivory is legal to sell and buy provided there is an ESA “Antique Certification” document proving the age. You must purchase an ESA in order to take possession of the ivory. If you wish to acquire the ivory after you purchase this gun, you must hire John Sexton, who is an independent consultant with the appropriate qualifications to prepare ESA certifications accepted by government agencies. John’s address is: 1962 Portage Landing North, North Palm Beach, FL 33408. ESA statements prepared by John Sexton can be acquired for a cost of $1,500.00/each. It is the buyer’s responsibility to make payment to John for the ESA statements. The documents are prepared by John and not by James D. Julia Auctioneers. Once the ESA statement is prepared and provided to Julia’s, you can have the ivory mounts. Be sure to keep a copy of your ESA certificate for your records also.

THIS GUN IS BEING SOLD WITHOUT THE IVORY MOUNTS. YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE THE IVORY AT THE TIME OF YOUR PURCHASE. IF YOU WISH TO ACQUIRE THE IVORY ITEMS, YOU MUST PURCHASE AN ESA “ANTIQUE EXEMPTION” CERTIFICATE. NO EXCEPTIONS!

VERY RARE SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1885 HIGH WALL TAKEDOWN SINGLE SHOT RIFLE.

SN 75267. Cal. 50-140 WCF. Rare rifle in a rare caliber with 30″ #4 weight oct to rnd bbl, Lyman ivory bead hunting front sight, Lyman #6 2-leaf folding rear sight and a Lyman combination tang sight with short staff and correct “S” code on the bottom. Full length top flat of the bbl is matted with the caliber marking on the left top flat to accommodate the matting and the bbl address rolled through the matting. Receiver is color case hardened and has close-coupled double-set triggers. Mounted with very highly figured, center crotch, flame & shell grain American walnut with H-style checkered black insert Schnable tip forearm and black insert serpentine grip buttstock with crescent buttplate. Left side of lower tang, under the wood is marked with the assembly number “2841” and “XXX”. Top tang channel of buttstock has the assembly number “1494” which number also appears inside toe of buttplate. Forearm is thicker than standard to accommodate the heavier bbl. This rifle is extremely unusual in that it incorporates an experimental or prototype takedown system which utilizes a screw through the top left side of the frame that enters into a recess in the bbl shank when the bbl is properly aligned. This rifle was, reportedly, originally a 2-bbl set, the other bbl being in caliber 45-90. That bbl has yet to be located in the Yearout archives but should it be located it would be made available to the successful bidder. Shipping records of the Cody Firearms Museum for this serial number disclose that it is a blank listing. According to Mr. Yearout’s collection inventory card he purchased this rifle as a 2-bbl set in Jul. 1994 from Mrs. Osa Lamar Andrews of Birmingham, AL. Along with the inventory card is a bill of sale from Mrs. Andrews. There are numerous hand written letters between Mrs. Andrews & Mr. Yearout discussing this rifle and other subjects. In addition there is a notarized statement from Mrs. Andrews dated 18 Nov. 1994 reiterating the sale of this rifle to Mr. Yearout and describing it with both bbls. In this statement she states that it had been the personal property of her maternal grandfather, Edward Carlos Carter (1864-1930). She states that Mr. Carter was a civil engineer who worked 27 yrs for various railroads, retiring in 1914. She relates that family history shows Mr. Carter was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and took many trips to Canada to hunt as well as throughout the Western United States. She states that this rifle was inherited by her mother in 1930 who passed it on to her in 1956 where it remained until sold to Mr. Yearout. Mr. Yearout wrote a 2-pg letter regarding this rifle and describing its takedown system and Winchester’s development of this takedown system. In this letter he states that there are five Winchester rifles that are marked either “50-140 WCF” or “50-140 EXP”, one of which is serial numbered “73894”. In this letter and one or more of the hand written letters from Mrs. Andrews, it is stated that when her mother inherited the rifle it had several boxes and some loose cartridges and was contained in a beautifully tooled leather case. Her mother disposed of the cartridges and later when the leather case deteriorated, Mrs. Andrews threw it away. Also contained in this volume of information are several copies of pictures of Mr. Carter with members of his family. There is additional large volume of information contained herein, to voluminous to synopsize here. PROVENANCE: Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl retains 95-96% strong orig blue with some scattered fine freckling and three small spots of rust on the rnd portion; receiver retains 50-60% faded case colors with fine surface freckling. The black insert in the stock grip cap is missing a small piece with a repaired crack and the forearm is missing a 5/8″ x 1/4″ piece on the right side. Wood otherwise has usual nicks & scratches and overall retains most of its orig piano varnish finish. Mechanics are fine; brilliant shiny bore. 4-53866 JR33 (6,000-10,000) – Lot 2162

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2172
Revised: 10/1/2014

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THIS GUN IS BEING SOLD WITHOUT THE IVORY MOUNTS. YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE THE IVORY AT THE TIME OF YOUR PURCHASE. IF YOU WISH TO ACQUIRE THE IVORY ITEMS, YOU MUST PURCHASE AN ESA “ANTIQUE EXEMPTION” CERTIFICATE. NO EXCEPTIONS!

*SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 1885 HIGH WALL SINGLE SHOT RIFLE.

SN 105544. Cal. 405 Win. Standard grade rifle with rare 24-1/4″ rnd #3-1/2 weight bbl that has Marbles #6 ivory bead front sight, altered semi-buckhorn rear sight and Lyman combination tang sight. Mounted with nicely figured, uncheckered American walnut with black insert Schnable tip forearm and straight stock with Winchester hard rubber buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum Research Request sheet which identifies this rifle in cal. 50-110 EX with 26″ #5 bbl, plain trigger, no rear seat, rubber shotgun butt, received in the factory Jan. 28, 1909 and shipped the same day to order #190176. Returned and repaired Apr. 16, 1909, order #23543, no indication of work performed but it is likely when the cal was changed to 405. The current bbl is a factory installation and bears the Winchester “WP” cartouche on both bbl and frame. Also accompanied by Mr. Yearout’s Collection Inventory Card which shows that he purchased this rifle from Dwight Marshall of Fergus Falls, MN on March 12, 1970. Back of the card gives a history of the cal and the 3-1/2 weight bbl. Additionally accompanied of a typed page by Mr. Yearout which gives further history on this rifle, the cal and bbl weight. This bbl weight is rarely ever encountered. PROVENANCE: Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl retains 97-98% strong orig factory blue with a touched-up spot over a gouge on the left side about mid-point; receiver retains 96-97% strong orig blue with a series of small nicks on the right side and some flaking toward the top rear. Breech block, lever & hammer retain faded case colors. Wood is sound with light nicks & scratches and retains virtually all of its orig factory varnish. Mechanics are crisp; bright shiny bore. 4-53858 JR75 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 2172

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2182
Revised: 10/4/2014

Regarding the I.T.: It had previously been accepted in many collector circles that the I.T. designated Indian Territory. However, in the case of this Sharps and as a result of current scholarly findings, it has been determined that this I.T. stands for Idaho Territory. We have just ordered an updated factory letter from the Sharps historian Dr. Labowskie. This letter will include the updated knowledge concerning the I.T. and it will be sent to the buyer free of charge when we obtain it.

RARE GENUINE SHARPS SPORTING RIFLE BUFFALO GUN SHIPPED TO INDIAN TERRITORY.

SN C52969. Cal. 44 (appears to be 44-90 Sharps Bottleneck). Fine buffalo rifle with 30″ med weight oct bbl, Sharps front sight with bone insert blade, Lawrence patent Sharps ladder rear sight and an early Sharps windage adjustable tang sight with 3-1/2″ staff. Top flat of bbl has the Hartford address and the cal is marked diagonally across the top flat at the chamber end. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with rnd sporting Sharps forearm that has pewter tip and straight stock with semi-crescent Sharps steel buttplate. Trigger plate has double set triggers. Accompanied by a Sharps records letter which identifies this rifle as having been shipped to “F. Campbell of Planeville, Boise County, Indian Territory, Feb. 26, 1874”. Records indicate it was a Model 1874 sporting rifle with 30″ oct bbl in cal 44 with double set triggers, globe & peep sights with oil finished stocks. Actual cartridge size and weight are not listed. Boise County, Indian Territory, which usually is considered to be the state of Oklahoma, apparently is no longer known by that name. There is however a Boise City, Oklahoma in Cimarron County out in the western panhandle just above the Texas panhandle. Given the proximity to Texas and the date of shipment it is practically a dead certainty that this was a Texas buffalo hunt rifle. Very likely once the Texas herds were decimated, the hunter and his rifle would have moved to the northern plains to shoot the northern herd which lasted into the 1880s. This rifle was discovered in Montana. Documented true buffalo rifles shipped to the immediate area where the shoots took place are a great rarity. The Buffalo Hunter’s Name Index on the internet lists a “Hank” Campbell as a buffalo hunter in Texas in 1877. Another account shows that in Feb. 1877 Hank Campbell led 45 buffalo hunters to attack an Indian camp in Thompson canyon (now known as Yellow Horse Canyon in present day Lubbock, TX). It may simply be a coincidence that “F.” Campbell was just north of the Texas panhandle in 1874 and “Hank” Campbell shows up three years later as a buffalo hunter in Texas. Weight 12 lbs 3 oz. CONDITION: Good plus, all matching including bbl, lockplate, trigger plate, buttstock, buttplate & forearm. Bbl retains about 70-80% dull blue turning plum; receiver and other metal parts are a silver/brown patina with fine pitting on the buttplate; forearm shows heavy saddle bow wear with a crack by the lower screw escutcheon, otherwise wood is sound with a heavy hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine; strong bright bore with scattered pitting. 4-47915 JR129 (30,000-50,000) – Lot 2182

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2185
Revised: 9/18/2014

Additional Information: Factory records indicate the rifle as described and shipped on July 19, 1877 to Sharps Agent Edwin S. Harris, NYC.

RARE SHARPS NO 2 LONG RANGE SINGLE SHOT TARGET RIFLE.

SN 156992. Cal. 45-100-2-6/10″. Rare rifle with heavy 32″ oct to rnd bbl, globe windgage front sight missing the aperture and keeper, no provision for rear sight with matching numbered vernier tang sight that has 5″ staff. Top flat of bbl has the “Old Reliable” cartouche and Bridgeport address. Caliber marking is on the top bbl flat over the chamber area and chamber length is marked on the right side flat. Trigger is checkered. Mounted with checkered American walnut with Schnable tip forearm and pistol grip stock with Sharps’ checkered steel buttplate. Buttstock has an added Creedmoor style heel mount. According to Sharps Firearms, Sellers, there were 229 of these rifles produced in the period 1875-1879. The 45-100 2.6″ cartridge was adopted in Dec. 1876 but replaced by the 2.4″ case in Aug. 1877. These rifles were sold primarily to international target shooters and were used to great effect, winning numerous matches. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Consignor states all parts are matching. Bbl retains 96-97% strong orig blue with only very light sharp edge wear and a couple of scattered spots of light surface spotting; receiver, lockplate & hammer retain about 70-80% faded case colors and the lever is mostly silver. Wood is sound with some light handling & use marks and retains most of its orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp; brilliant shiny bore. 4-51313 JR25 (15,000-25,000) – Lot 2185

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2186
Revised: 9/18/2014

Additional Information: Factory records indicate the rifle as described and shipped on September 10, 1878 to William Read, Boston, MA.

RARE SHARPS MODEL 1878 LONG RANGE (CREEDMOOR) SINGLE SHOT TARGET RIFLE.

SN 7014. Cal. 45. Rare target rifle with 34″ tapered rnd bbl, globe windgage front sight, no provision for a rear sight and has a Borchardt integral vernier tang sight with 5″ staff. Receiver, breech block & lever are color case hardened. Receiver has highly figured wood panels on each side. Mounted with lightly figured, light colored English walnut with checkered, distinctive, round long range ebony tipped forearm secured with a single key through bow tie escutcheon. Buttstock is distinctive with its deep checkered grip that has black insert serpentine cap and Sharps hard rubber buttplate. Buttstock has an orig long range heel mount for the Creedmoor sight. Trigger & trigger lock are nicely checkered. Top of the bbl is marked with the “Old Reliable” cartouche and Bridgeport address. According to Sharp’s Firearms, Sellers, only 230 of these rare rifles were produced in two barrel lengths. The majority of these rifles were sold to shooting team members and were very popular in the last quarter of the 19th century. They were very effective in match shooting with the last known contest using one of these rifles shot at a National Rifle Association match at Sea Girt, NJ in 1900. CONDITION: Extremely fine to exceptionally fine. Consignor states all parts are matching. Bbl retains about 99% strong orig blue with only a couple minor scratches and a few scattered spots of light surface discoloration; receiver & beech block retain faded case colors, mostly turned silver over the top; lever retains faded case colors near the receiver, being mostly faded to silver. Wood is sound with a small bruise and tiny scrape with a few, very fine nicks & scratches and overall retains most of its bright, strong orig varnish with some dulling on the forearm. Mechanics are crisp; brilliant shiny bore. 4-51312 JR24 (15,000-20,000) – Lot 2186

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2191
Revised: 10/6/2014

Please note: The barrels are of dovetail construction, and not chopper lump.

*BOSS SIDE LEVER EJECTOR THREE BARREL SET GAME GUN WITH CASE.

SN 5058. (1903) Cal. 12 ga. 2-1/2″ Chambers (all). Two sets of bbls are 29″, one is 30″. 29″ Bbls are numbered “5058” and “5428” on bbls, with 30″ set numbered “5058”. 30″ Bbl set numbered “5058” is marked “1” on rear lump. 29″ set is marked “2”. Bbl set numbered “5428” is marked “3” and “5058” on rear lump. All bbl sets are chopper lump, and are engraved “Boss & Co. 73, St. James’s Street, London.” along with a gold inlaid “2” on concave game ribs. “5058” numbered bbls have London nitro proofs for 2-1/2″ chambers on flats. “5428” numbered bbls have London nitro proofs and 1975 London re-proofs for 2-1/2″ chambers. Square backed, Boss sidelock action has opening side lever on right, and features automatic safety (SAFE gold inlaid), gold band tumbler end cocking indicators, and double triggers. Action is engraved with early rendition of Boss house style rose and scroll, featuring nicely cut medium scroll and 17 rose bouquets. “Boss & Co” is in scrolled riband on front of each lockplate. “Boss’s Patent” is on each side of action, and “2” is gold inlaid on top tang, as well as forend tip. Single beaded trigger guard and side lever are blued and scroll engraved. SN is relief engraved on trigger guard tang. Broadly marbled and nicely fiddle figured European walnut straight grip buttstock features classic drop points, point pattern checkering, and vacant gold oval on toe line. Butt is covered by brown leather covered pad. Matching splinter forend has Anson release, and is fitted with Boss’s incomparable ejector system. 30″ “5058” numbered bbls (set no. 1): Bore diameter: left -.735, right -.734. Bore restrictions: left -.017 (mod), right -.007 (IC). Wall thickness: left -.022, right -.022. Drop at heel: 2-5/8″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 6 lbs 7 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. 29″ “5058” numbered bbls (set no. 2): Bore diameter: left -.734, right -.732. Bore restrictions: left -.005 (IC), right -.001 (cyl). Wall thickness: left -.020, right -.022. Drop at heel: 2-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 6 lbs 8 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. 29″ “5428” numbered bbls (set no. 3): Bore diameter: left -.730, right -.731. Bore restrictions: left -.000 (cyl), right -.002 (cyl). Wall thickness: left -.020, right -.022. Drop at heel: 2-5/8″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 6 lbs 8 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. Period oak and leather case with brass corners is lined in scarlet cloth, and has space for action and all three bbl sets. Reproduction Boss label is in lid. Case contains 2-pc rosewood and brass cleaning rod with mop and brush, 12 ga. broken shell extractor, round glass oil bottle with silver plated top, and a pair of snap caps. PROVENANCE: Copy of factory ledger page stating that gun was made for the Earl of Kinnoull, and finished in 1903, along with some biographical info about the Earl of Kinnoull. CONDITION: Fine, as partially refinished. All bbl sets retain nearly all of a high quality rust re-blue with set no. 1 showing considerable silvering and thinning. Action retains traces of case color where protected, but color has faded, and action is mostly a very pleasing pewter gray. Engraving is sharp and clear. Side lever and trigger guard are re-blued, and retain nearly all of that blue, engraving slightly thinned. Stocks retain nearly all of a well done oil finish, grain slightly open, checkering correctly re-cut. Leather covered pad is recent. Bores of all bbl sets are excellent. Action is tight with all sets of bbls. Ejectors are strong and in time. Case leather is dark, but has been conserved with new rectangular leather inset panel on top. Replaced straps are fine. Orig handle is a bit gnarly. New lining is excellent, with a few marks from contact with action and bbls. Accessories are fine. A scarce classic. 4-51260 MGM5 (25,000-35,000) – Lot 2191

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2232
Revised: 9/18/2014

Additional Information: The original owner of this gun has been identified as “William St. Leonard Robertson” who matriculated Wadham College, Oxford on October 22, 1884. He served as a Lt. Col. with the Australian Light Horse Division in the Boer War and went on to make a career of the military.

WESTLEY RICHARDS BEST ANSON DEELEY BOXLOCK GAME GUN WITH TWO SETS OF BARRELS AND ORIGINAL CASE.

SN 13578. (ca 1882) Cal. 12 ga. 2-1/2″ Chambers. 30″ Damascus bbls have one set choked modified and IC, the other full and full. Both sets of bbls are engraved “Westley Richards. 170. New Bond St. London.” on concave game ribs. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with Birmingham black powder proofs. Each bbl is stamped “Not for Ball” except cylinder bbl. Open choke bbls are numbered to gun, full choke bbls are numbered “13867”. It was Westley Richards policy to assign a new SN for each set of bbls. Undoubtedly these two sets, although not consecutive, were made at the same time. Case hardened boxlock action is stamped “Anson & Deeley’s Patent” and with use number “4149” on water table. Action features automatic safety and double triggers. Locking is accomplished with only Westley Richards patent top bolt, and dolls head extension, as found only on early Anson Deeley actions. It was later combined with Purdey’s double under-bolt. Action is engraved with nearly full coverage tight small scroll. “Westley Richards” is in scroll terminated ribands on each side. Trigger guard is engraved with pointer and birds on bow, and with scroll and SN on tang. Well streaked and lightly figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-3/8″ over checkered wood butt with steel heel and toe plates. Side panels are checkered and have tear-shaped drop points. Flat top grip checkering is of point pattern with mullered borders. A silver circle on toe line is engraved with sovereigns crown held aloft in a fist over initials “W. St. L. R”. (Top of case is embossed “W. St. L. Robertson”). Matching splinter forend has horn tip and Deeley release. Open choke bbls: Bore diameter: left-.731, right -.731. Bore restrictions: left -.025 (Mod), right -.000 (Cyl). Wall thickness: left -.032, right -.031. Drop at heel: 1-15/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs. 14 oz. LOP: 14-3/8″. Full choke bbls: Bore diameter: left-.734, right -.734. Bore restrictions: left -.037, right -.035. Wall thickness: left -.032, right -.029. Drop at heel: 1-7/8″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 6 lbs. 12 oz. LOP: 14-3/8″. Makers original oak and leather case with brass corners and sliding brass secondary locks, is lined in green baize with three labels on lid. One has instructions for cleaning, another instructions for using, and the third central label is normal Westley Richards trade label with Prince of Wales plume. Case is partitioned for both bbl sets and contains 3-pc brass and ebony cleaning rod, brass and ebony James Dixon 12 bore chamber brush, and a 12 ga Tomlinson bore cleaner in orig box. CONDITION: Fine, original as found. Bbls retain 60 – 90% orig brown. Open choke bbls show the most wear and use. Action retains a considerable amount of orig case hardening color, mostly in protected areas, and is mostly a gray to brown. Stocks retain most of their orig oil finish with numerous handling marks and light scratches. Checkering is slightly worn. Bores are fine. Open choke bbls have considerable scattered pitting. Full choke bbls have a few pits in right bbl toward breech. Action is tight. Open choke bbls have a hint of looseness. Full choke bbls are on face, Open choke bbls are slightly off face. Case leather is dark, stained, and rubbed. Handle is missing. Replaced straps are good. Interior cloth is considerably soiled and marked from contact with bbls and gun, and has a bit of dust and mold. Labels are oil soaked, and dark brown, with some rubs. Accessories are very fine. A nice handling old gun. A brief Google search shows most probable original owner was a member of the Oxford rowing team, who most likely emigrated to Australia in the 1880’s. 4-51932 MGM158 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2232

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2260
Revised: 10/10/2014

Important additional information: The 1.65mm diameter cylindrical sighting bead is not ivory. It is an ivory-colored synthetic material.

*JEFFREY FARQUHARSON DROPPING BLOCK SINGLE SHOT RIFLE.

SN 13215. Cal. .303 British. Unusual 25″ bbl with integral rib, matted on top, and marked in rectangle at breech end with “Special Gun Barrel Steel Fried. Krupp. ESSEN”. Rib is mounted with three folding leaf express rear sight, these folding back in typical Jeffrey fashion. A small ivory bead front sight is longitudinally dovetailed into rib. No. “1” type Farquharson action is marked with Jeffrey name and address on belt surrounding “London” and SN on left side. Right side has pivoting safety lever and is relief engraved “SAFE”. SN is also on bottom of operating lever. Nicely marbled European walnut horn capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-7/8″ over trap steel buttplate. Point pattern checkering with mullered borders is at grip, and a sling eye is on toe line. Matching slim forend has horn tip and is screwed to bbl. Drop at heel: approx 2-3/8″, drop at comb: approx 1-3/4″. Weight: 7 lbs 12 oz. LOP: 14-7/8″. CONDITION: Fine as partially refinished. Bbl retains nearly all of a glossy re-black, engraving and marks slightly washed. Action retains a considerable amount of what appears to be orig blue. Trigger housing, operating lever, and breech block retain a considerable amount of their orig case hardening color. Stocks retain most of an old varnish finish. Checkering does not appear to have been re-cut. Dark bore has strong rifling. Action is smooth. This interesting rifle is illustrated on p. 136 of BRITISH SINGLE SHOT RIFLES VOLUME 3 by Wal Winfer. 4-53510 MGM66 (5,000-6,000) – Lot 2260

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2265
Revised: 10/1/2014

James D. Julia Auctioneers complies with all federal laws and regulations (Please review our Ivory Position Statement): The African ivory mounts on this item were in the country long before the January 8th, 1990’s CITE appendix. As per the President’s Executive Order of February 2014, this gun accompanied by an appropriate ESA is legal to sell and buy. However, no ivory will accompany this gun when you purchase it unless you hire John Sexton to prepare an ESA statement. If you hire John Sexton to prepare an ESA statement, the cost is $1,500.00. John Sexton is an independent consultant with appropriate qualifications to prepare ESA statements. John Sexton’s address is 1962 Portage Landing North, North Palm Beach, Florida 33408. It is the buyer’s responsibility to make payment to John Sexton for ESA statements. Documents are prepared by John Sexton and not James D. Julia Auctioneers. Once statements are prepared, a copy will be presented to Julia’s and they will then present you with the ivory mounts for this gun. Another copy should be kept with your gun.

THIS GUN WILL BE SOLD WITHOUT ITS IVORY. IF THE BUYER WISHES TO HAVE THE IVORY, THEY MUST HIRE JOHN SEXTON TO PREPARE AN ESA “ANTIQUE CERTIFICATION” (COST $1,500).

*HIGH ORIGINAL CONDITION RIGBY BEST BOXLOCK EJECTOR DOUBLE RIFLE WITH DIES AND BRASS.

SN 18247. (ca 1938) Cal. .275 no. 2 Mag. This very well preserved double rifle has 26″ chopper lump bbls mounted with file cut quarter rib and matching front ramp. Quarter rib is fitted with one standing, two folding leaf express rear sight marked for 100, 300, and 400 yards. An ivory bead front sight is longitudinally dovetailed into front ramp. Top of quarter rib is engraved in English script “John Rigby & Co 43 Sackville St. London.” Top of right bbl is engraved “No. 2 Magnum Cartridge Pointed Bullet 140 Grs.” Top of left bbl is engraved “For Rigby 275 Bore.” Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs. Importers name and address are on bottom rib. A sling loop is soldered to bottom rib. Case hardened boxlock Webley “screw grip” action features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), square shouldered dolls head third fastener, and double triggers. Action is engraved with 60 – 70% coverage well cut open shaded scroll. “John Rigby & Co” is in scroll terminated riband on each side. Blued top lever, floorplate, and trigger guard are also scroll engraved. SN is on trigger guard tang, which extends to case hardened and engraved steel grip cap. Nicely streaked and lightly figured European walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-7/8″ over blued and checkered steel buttplate. Stock features point pattern checkering with mullered borders. A vacant silver oval, a sling loop matching that on forend, and the stamped number “159” are on toe line. Matching splinter ejector forend has forward pivoting lever release. Drop at heel: approx 2-7/8″. Drop at comb: approx 1-1/2″. Weight: 9 lbs 4 oz. LOP: 14-7/8″. Included with rifle are approx 50 custom loaded cartridges, C & H dies, and 40 new brass cases by Bertram. PROVENANCE: Copy of Rigby’s ledger page. Two targets shot with rifle by Ken Owen in developing loads (< 1" group @65 yds) for 175 gr bullet. Info on .275 no. 2 cartridge. Copy of 1939 Stoeger catalog advertising Rigby rifles, showing this rifle with price in USA of $850.00. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine. Bbls retain approx 95 - 98% orig blue with slight silvering on sharp edges and some minor handling marks. Action retains 95 - 98% orig case hardening color, silvered slightly on top tang and at bottom, from normal hand wear. Thumbpiece is slightly silvered. Floorplate and trigger guard retain nearly all of their orig blue. Buttplate retains nearly all of its orig blue with some light marks and thinning at heel. Stocks retain nearly all their orig fine rubbed oil finish with some light handling marks. Checkering has only the slightest wear. Bores are excellent, bright, sharp and shiny throughout. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are strong and in time. Cartridges, dies and brass are excellent. A lovely, well balanced, classic British rifle. 4-51335 MGM88 (27,500-37,500) – Lot 2265

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2289a
Revised: 10/1/2014

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*L. BROWNELL STYLE CUSTOM MAUSER DANGEROUS GAME RIFLE WITH SCOPE.

SN 4564. Cal. .375 H & H. 24″ Medium weight round sporter bbl is fitted with tall quarter rib which extends over action receiver ring and forms scope base. A rectangular panel on top of rib is stippled, and a one standing, two folding leaf express sight has been fitted. Bbl also features banded-on front sling eye and front sight base mounted with height extension and ivory bead. Left rear of bbl is marked with caliber. Model 1909 Argentine Mauser action has had rear tang extended to form base for tang safety. Front portion of magazine box is extended to accept long cartridge. A Canjar trigger has been fitted and bolt shroud replaced with FN type. Bolt handle has pear shaped knob with four teardrop panels of checkering. Bolt body has been engine turned. A button has been welded to floorplate release inside trigger guard bow, which has been nicely streamlined. Beautifully marbled and nicely figured “English” walnut stock measures 13-5/8″ over black Decelerator solid pad. Stock features nicely shaped, shadow line, swept right hand cheekpiece, and exceptionally well cut borderless point pattern checkering at grip and around forearm. Other appointments include ebony forearm tip, sling eye, and very fine scroll engraved trap grip cap, cover gold inlaid with initials “RBL”. Trap contains a small Allen wrench to adjust trigger. A Leupold Vari-X III 1.5 – 5 X scope with duplex reticle is in Talley type mounts stamped “LB”. Drop at heel: approx 2″, drop at comb: approx 1-3/4″. Weight with scope: 9 lbs 5 oz. LOP: 13-5/8″. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Edmund Lewis Collection. CONDITION: Excellent, retaining approx 95% orig custom blue. Stock retains most of its orig finish with a number of small handling marks and dents. Checkering is lightly worn. Bore is excellent. Action is smooth. Scope is excellent, with a few small marks. Crisp optics. 4-51221 MGM2 (4,500-6,500) – Lot 2289a

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2289c
Revised: 10/1/2014

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*RARE (APPROXIMATELY 100 MADE) M 1922 NEWTON MAUSER SPORTING RIFLE WITH AN EXCEPTIONAL AMOUNT OF ORIGINAL FINISH.

SN 6060. Cal. .256 Newton. This interesting rifle, an example of the third attempt of Charles Newton to produce or sell fine quality rifles in America, is one of approx 100 rifles made in Germany right after WWI to Newton’s specifications. Distinctive features are the opposed double set triggers and butter knife bolt handle, similar to those on Type M commercial Mausers. The stocks were also made to Newton’s design. This particular specimen with 24″ tapered round bbl is engraved “Made in Germany, for.” “Chas. Newton Rifle Corporation” “Buffalo N.Y.” “U.S.A.” on top center. Breech area is engraved “.256 Newton” “Patent Pending” and “Rustless Steel”. Left breech section is stamped with German nitro proofs for 6.4mm and 62-1/2 mm cartridge. Bottom of bbl is stamped “B.A.S.” (steel type ?) with assembly number “314”, and what appears to be “ES.B” in script. The SN, put on by what is believed to be the J.P. Sauer Company, “29607” is also stamped on bottom of bbl. This number appears in full on bottom of buttplate, and with last 3 digits on bottom of action and on left rear of bottom metal. The “07” repeats itself on minor parts including bottom of bolt handle. What is believed to be Newton’s SN “6060” is visible above wood on right side of receiver ring. Another assembly number, of unknown origin, “4314” is on left bottom of receiver ring, matching 3 digit number “314” on bbl, and also on front left side of bottom metal. What is believed to be Newton’s assembly number, “7” is on bottom right side of receiver ring, and on right front side of bottom metal. (Jon Speed in THE MAUSER ARCHIVE, in the chapter “Notes on Newton Mausers” (pp. 67-71) describes another Model 1922 Newton SN 6057, with unknown number “4312”, Sauer number “29604”, and assembly number although not well photographed, appears to be “65”.) Bbl of this rifle is fitted with two folding leaf rear sight (standing leaf removed) dovetailed through, and ivory bead front dovetailed through integral front base. Standard Model 98 action has standard military type bottom metal, with trigger guard bow nicely shaped. Bolt body and follower have been engine turned, side of extractor damascened. Lightly fiddle figured European walnut horn capped pistol grip stock with schnabeled tip, measures 13-3/8″ over steel buttplate. Nicely cut point pattern checkering is at grip, and what appears to be orig, forend. Sling swivel eyes are in forend and on toe line. Drop at heel: approx 2-3/4″, drop at comb: approx 2-9/16″. Weight: 7 lbs. 10 oz. LOP: 13-3/8″. CONDITION: Excellent, retaining nearly all of its orig finishes on wood and metal, with only a few minor marks in bluing, mostly on action and bolt handle. Unfortunately, action has been drilled and tapped for scope (not present) with top portion of bridge slightly lowered. Stock has a few minor marks, and a somewhat deeper 3/8″ x 1/8″ long ding on right side of comb. Checkering is excellent, still light in color. Grip cap shows some moth damage. Buttplate retains nearly all of its orig blue. Bore is excellent, bright, sharp, and shiny throughout. As mentioned before, rear sight standing blade has been removed. Sight appears to be re-blued. Set triggers retain most of their bright polish with some light staining. SN of flag safety does not match numbers on other parts. A very crisp example of this scarce rifle by this innovative American entrepreneur, whose advanced ideas fell victim first to the war, and secondly to the rampant inflation in postwar Germany, which doomed his postwar production.   4-53688 MGM302 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2289c

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2307
Revised: 10/6/2014

Please note: This gun has been recently rejointed and is very tight.

*VERY FINE BERTUZZI HAMMER GUN WITH RELIEF ENGRAVING BY “CREATIVE ART”.

SN 5896. (1990) Cal. 16 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 25″ Chopper lump bbls with flat, matted game rib, are engraved “ARMI” and GARDONE V.T. ITALY” either side of “Flli BERTUZZI” inlaid in gold on top of left bbl. Bbl flats are stamped with 1990 Italian nitro proofs. Chamber and choke information are stamped on bottoms of bbls. Bottom of right bbl is marked with importer’s name and address (New England Arms). Coin finished action is fitted with bar action sidelocks with re-bounding hammers, and features non-automatic tang safety and double triggers (front articulated). Action and lockplates are engraved with very well sculpted full relief oak leaves, acorns, and oak twigs, as background to flushing ruffed grouse on left lockplate, and flying pheasant on right. This fine oak leaf engraving extends over fences and onto top lever, as well as bottom of action, where it frames scene of setter retrieving grouse and on to single beaded trigger guard bow, which portrays a settling woodcock. Truly fine, what appears to be French walnut, straight grip buttstock has classic smoky watermarked streaking and marbling and light flame figure. It measures 14-1/16″ over steel buttplate engraved to match action with relief oak leaves framing Bulino vignette of setter pointing cock pheasant. All the fine engraving on this gun is by “Creative Art” and signed on trigger plate, along with individual craftsman signature “Fausti G”. Stock features drop points and point pattern checkering. Matching splinter forend has Anson type release and inset gold Bertuzzi device in central diamond. Bore diameter: left-.668, right -.667. Bore restrictions: left -.018 (Mod), right -.002 (cyl). Minimum wall thickness: left -.033, right -.033. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs. 3 oz. LOP: 14-1/16″. Also included is a leather 2-gun case lined in watermarked green cloth. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain nearly all of their orig lustrous factory blue with a few light handling marks. Action retains nearly all of its orig coin finish with one or two small areas slightly darkened. Stocks retain over 90% of their orig rubbed oil finish with a number of light marks, mostly on butt. Finish slightly worn through from normal hand wear at grip and on forend. Checkering is slightly worn. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Locks are crisp. Forend has slightly warped away from bbls. Case is fine. A fast handling dynamic grouse or woodcock gun. 4-51985 MGM80 (12,500-17,500) – Lot 2307

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2318
Revised: 9/28/2014

Please note: The correct serial number is 6G652 which corresponds to a manufacture date of 1968-1974.

*DARNE SLIDING BREECH V-19 GAME GUN.

SN 6652. Cal. 16 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 27-5/8″ Bbls choked IC and Mod, are fitted with narrow, sunken, matted rib. There are six 1″ triangles of scroll engraving at breech ends. Bbl flats are stamped with French proofs, grade markings, and “70”. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with triple proofs and choke information. Unique coin finished action with sliding breech block, is engraved with near full coverage rose and scroll, and has deep chiseled fences. Safety button is on left side. Two-piece nicely marbled European walnut stocks have point pattern checkering and inset horn forend tip. A Darne composition buttplate is fitted. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″. Drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 5 lbs 12 oz. LOP: 14-5/8″. CONDITION: Excellent, near new, with only a very few light marks, mostly on butt. These svelte surprisingly easy to use guns are a joy in the field. 4-53512 MGM56 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2318

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2392
Revised: 10/2/2014

Please note: Our catalog description correctly states that this gun is with a Huey case, not “original Huey case that came with the gun”. Indeed, as most gun officionados know, almost all Huey cases are after market additions. Also, please note that we have the original cardboard and styrofoam box the gun came in, not previously stated.

*THE FIRST MARLIN MADE L.C. SMITH DELUXE GRADE PRESENTED TO WILLIAM BROPHY WITH HUEY CASE.

SN FWM1. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 28″ Bbls with Simmons ventilated rib, are marked “L. C. Smith 12 Ga” at rear portion of rib. Bbl flats are stamped with SN “FWM1” and “W.S. Brophy” (production range SN for the deluxe grade were FWM100,000 – 100,188). This gun was specially selected and marked for Mr. Brophy, senior technical manager to Marlin Firearms Co., and author of L.C. SMITH SHOTGUNS. Case hardened action features automatic safety and double triggers. Water table is also stamped “FWM1” and “W. S. Brophy”, along with “L. C. Smith Deluxe Model”. Trigger plate is marked “THE MARLIN FIREARMS CO” “NORTH HAVEN, CONN.” Nicely figured American walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14″ over checkered composition buttplate. Point pattern checkering with beaded border is at grip. Late style swept beavertail forend is stamped “WSB1″ on inside of iron, and has J-spring release. Drop at heel: 2-3/4″, drop at comb: 1-3/4″. Weight: 7 lbs. 8 oz. LOP: 14”. Gun is housed in excellent quality oak and leather case with stitched leather corners by Huey (brass Huey label is numbered 780). A brass oval on top is engraved “W. S. Brophy”. Interior is lined in burgundy suede, and has black leather gold embossed L. C. Smith label in lid. Interior is semi-French fitted for gun and accessories including 2-pc ebony and brass cleaning rod with mop, jag, and brush under covered compartment, ebony handled cleaning brush, an ebony and brass chamber brush, a pair of brass snap caps, and a round brass oil bottle. Carrying handle has been disassembled from exterior of case and is now in an interior compartment with hardware in plastic bag. PROVENANCE: Letter from William S. Brophy stating that “This deluxe field grade with SN 1 was assembled and SNed especially for me. It was presented to me by the head of the L.C. Smith shotgun department, Mr. William Backus, in appreciation for the help I gave him during the 1969 – 1971 period when the L. C. Smith shotgun was in production at the plants at both New Haven and North Haven CT” “Only 186 of the deluxe field grade guns were manufactured”. Consignors notes. CONDITION: Excellent, essentially as new, appears unfired, with only a few minor assembly and handling marks. Case leather has a few slight scuffs. Interior shows slight rubs from contact with gun. Accessories are near new. 4-53765 MGM263 (8,000-12,000) – Lot 2392

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2401
Revised: 9/28/2014

Please note: The forend tip is ebony, not ivory.

Additional information: There is a professionally repaired crack at the wrist that is stable and barely perceptible.

*16 GAUGE A. H. FOX CE WITH LOUIS H. EISENLOHR GOLD SIGNATURE (DIRECTOR OF FOX GUN CO) WITH CIGAR TINS AND BOOK.

SN 300427. Cal. 16 ga. 2-1/2″ Chambers. 28″ Bbls with matted, concave rib, mounted with two white beads, are marked “Krupp Fluid Steel Made By” and “A. H. Fox Gun Co Phila. PA.” on tops. Breech ends are engraved with 1-1/2″ triangles of scroll. Bbl flats are stamped with grade, SN, gauge, and Fox proof. Edges are damascened, as is cocking slide. Typical small case hardened action features automatic safety and double triggers. Action is engraved in typical Fox “C” style, with 80% coverage of small scroll, with pairs of birds under “Ansley H. Fox” on sides, and a setter on bottom of action. This gun is unusual in that the trigger guard bow is gold inlaid with a facsimile signature of Fox Gun Co director, Louis H. Eisenlohr. This treatment is noted on other guns made by Fox during this period, most notably, an A.H. Fox “C” Special 12 bore two bbl set (sold by J. D. Julia). Finely marbled, European walnut round knob pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/8″ over ribbed composition buttplate. Grip and side panels are checkered in modified point pattern, with line borders. Matching splinter ejector forend with inset ivory tip, has friction roller release. Bore diameter: left-.662, right -.658. Bore restrictions: left -.024 (Full), right -.011 (Mod). Minimum wall thickness: left -.026, right -.030. Drop at heel: 2-7/8″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 6 lbs. 0 oz. LOP: 14-1/8″. Gun is accompanied by two Eisenlohr “Cinco” cigar tins, one with blue cover (5″ x 8-1/8″ x 1″). The other with wood grain and marked “Handy Humidor” is 5″ x 5″ x 4″. Also included is a privately published book by Louis H. Eisenlohr and Riley Wilson entitled “MEMORIES” outlining a sightseeing journey from Philadelphia to Charlestown, MD via Nome, Alaska, with tales and photographs of this trip. Flyleaf is inscribed, and has a copy of Mr. Eisenlohr’s signature (which matches that of the trigger guard bow). PROVENANCE: Factory letter confirming specifications and stating it was shipped on Jan. 21, 1915 to the J. B. Shannon Co. Various articles with information on Mr. Eisenlohr, and his yachts.  Besides being a director of the A.H. Fox Gun Co, he was an entrepreneur who owned a cigar company, with his brothers, and was once a rancher and sheriff in Texas. He owned a large gasoline yacht which was leased to the US government during WWI. Obit included. CONDITION: Very fine, as found. Bbls retain 70 – 80% orig blue with considerable fading, browning and light marks from normal handling. Action retains 60 – 70% orig case hardening color, vivid where protected, pleasingly silvered on bottom and fences. Trigger guard retains most of its orig blue. Stocks retain most of their orig varnish finish with numerous light marks and scratches, a few a bit heavier. Finish is worn through on sharp edges. There are two deep grooves worn into rear portion of forend. Bores are very fine, lightly frosted. Action is tight. Top lever is right of center. Ejectors are strong and in time. Tins have numerous nicks and scratches on edges, but are generally fine. Thin box has dimpled lid. Book is fine, spine slightly rubbed, with some dents in cover. 4-53675 MGM293 (15,000-25,000) – Lot 2401

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2404
Revised: 9/15/2014

Please note: This shotgun has 30″ barrels.

*EARLY A.H. FOX “C” GRADE.

SN 8627. (1909) Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 32″ Bbls 30″ Bbls with matted rib, are engraved “Krupp Fluid Steel Made By” and “A.H. FOX GUN Co. PHILA. PA.” on tops. Breech ends are engraved with 1-1/4″ triangles of open scroll. Bbl flats are stamped with SN, grade, and Fox proof. Outer edges of flats and cocking slide, are damascened. Case hardened action features automatic safety and double triggers. Action is engraved in typical early Fox “C” style with flourishes of scroll surrounding oval vignettes of feeding quail on left, and snipe on right under “ANSLEY H. FOX”. Bottom of action depicts a funky looking dog in circular vignette. Well marbled and nicely figured European walnut round knob pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/16″ over serrated composition buttplate. Side panels and grip are checkered and have line borders. Splinter forend is nearly fully checkered and has Deeley type release. Bore diameter: left-.727, right -.728. Bore restrictions: left -.032 (full), right -.032 (full). Minimum wall thickness: left -.038, right -.038. Drop at heel: 2-3/4″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7 lbs. 11 oz. LOP: 14-1/16″. PROVENANCE: Ed Johnston Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain approx 80% of what appears to be orig blue, silvering on sharp edges, thinning and browning above forend from normal handling. Action retains traces of orig case hardening color where protected, but is mostly a gray to brown. Stocks retain most of what appears to be their orig oil finish with numerous light and heavy marks, checkering somewhat worn and filled. Bores are excellent, with a hint of frosting toward breech ends. Action is tight. A solid early Fox. 4-51395 MGM129 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2404

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2473
Revised: 10/4/2014

Please note: We have good news. The bead is not ivory, it has been tested to be synthetic.

*BUESSLER ENGRAVED REMINGTON MODEL 32 THREE BARREL SET WITH SMALL GAUGE TUBES AND CASE.

SN 4421. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. Custom set with 26”, 28” & 32” bbls. The 26” & 28” bbls are choked SKEET/SKEET; the 32” bbls are choked FULL/IMP-MOD. The 26” & 28” bbls are serial numbered to receiver, while the 32” bbls are unnumbered. All have tapered, matted, ventilated ribs with Bradley orange ivory front beads & silver center beads. Coin finished Model 32 action features blocked out safety and selective single trigger. Action is engraved with near full coverage semi relief medium open shaded scroll outlining relief vignettes of canines and game birds; left side depicts a pair of pointers with flushing pheasants with sway backed log cabin in background, right side depicts fox and vixen surprising 5 ducks which erupt from marsh. Bottom of action has scene of setters watching quattro of flushed quail. All three scenes are signed “EB” (Eric Buessler) Trigger guard bow has a deep relief engraved squirrel on a limb. Thumb lever is pierced engraved with a bear’s head. Engraving extends about 4-1/4” up bbls & about 2-3/4” from muzzles and around bbl bands. Breech end bbl engraving has vignettes of game and various other animals including a snake, fox, squirrel, and a rabbit. Gun is accompanied by an aluminum Nasco case, compartment in bottom for stocked receiver, forearm & one set of bbls, and in top for the other two sets of bbls and a set of sub-caliber tubes, probably by Purbaugh, in calibers 20 & 28 ga. and 410. Also included is a small plastic mallet & tube driving tool. 26” Bbls: Bore diameter: top – .729, bottom – .733. Bore restrictions: top – .007, bottom – .010. Wall thickness: top – .042, bottom – .039. 28” Bbls: Bore diameter: top – .745, bottom – .745. Bore restrictions: top – .005, bottom – .005. Wall thickness: top – .041, bottom – .028. 32” Bbls: Bore diameter: top – .726, bottom – .723. Bore restrictions: top – .025, bottom – .017. Wall thickness: top – .042, bottom – .046. Drop at heel: 2-1/8”, drop at comb: 1-1/2”. Weight with 26” bbls: 7 lbs. 12 oz. CONDITION: Very fine. Appears to have had little or no use since being finished. Retains virtually all of its fine custom finish to both metal & wood. Blue is strong & bright & coin finish on receiver & other metal is clean & bright. Wood is sound with a few light handling marks. Action is tight. Ejectors are slightly out of time. Trigger works. Case & tubes are fine. 4-51350 MGM114 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 2473

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3013
Revised: 10/1/2014

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YOU ARE BUYING THIS GUN COMPLETE WITH ITS IVORY WHICH IS ONE HUNDRED YEARS OLD AND AN ESA “ANTIQUE CERTIFICATION” WILL ACCOMPANY THIS.

EXTREMELY RARE CASED ENGRAVED COLT BABY DRAGOON PERCUSSION REVOLVER.

SN 9278. Cal. 31. Usual configuration with 6″ oct bbl, brass pin front sight & 2-line New York City address with brackets. Left side of frame has tiny “COLTS PATENT”. The square back, silver plated, brass trigger guard & backstrap contain what appears to be its orig 1-pc ivory grip. Grip is built in the orig manner with 2 slabs of ivory attached to 2 wooden spacers. Revolver is engraved in vine style without background shading and has a double chip border around the frame, rear edge of the bbl lug and around the muzzle. Engraving extends over the bbl lug, on to the back strap, buttstrap & trigger guard. It has the additional very rare feature of an engraved cylinder in matching patterns, never having had the roll marking applied. Accompanied by an orig rosewood casing with brass plaque in the top that has had an inscription removed. Interior is burgundy velvet lined & partitioned in the bottom for the revolver, a replacement Hawksley stag head & oak leaf double sided flask with graduated spout and a lacquered Eley cap tin. Baby dragoons in and of themselves are very rare with only about 15,000 having been produced in the period 1847-1850 in 4 different bbl lengths. Extremely few were engraved and of those very few retain their orig casing. PROVENANCE: Andy Palmer Collection; Norm Flayderman Estate Collection. CONDITION: About fine, all matching except grip which is unnumbered. Overall retains a medium plummy brown patina. Trigger guard retains strong orig silver with the front strap a medium brass patina. Backstrap retains traces of orig silver. Hammer spring may be a period of use replacement. Wedge screw appears to be a replacement. Grip is sound with a couple of very minor age lines and overall retains a fine, mellow ivory patina. Case is sound with numerous handling & storage nicks & scratches and retains about 80% orig varnish. Bottom green velvet covering is faded & worn with a few small holes. Interior is very faded with moderate soil in the bottom. Flask is near new. Cap tin is fine. 4-51180 JR116 (12,500-17,500) – Lot 3013

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3016
Revised: 10/1/2014

James D. Julia Auctioneers complies with all federal laws and regulations (Please review our Ivory Position Statement): As per the President’s Executive Order of February 2014, this item with its ivory is legal to sell and buy provided there is an ESA “Antique Certification” document proving the age. You must purchase an ESA in order to take possession of the ivory. If you wish to acquire the ivory after you purchase this gun, you must hire John Sexton, who is an independent consultant with the appropriate qualifications to prepare ESA certifications accepted by government agencies. John’s address is: 1962 Portage Landing North, North Palm Beach, FL 33408. ESA statements prepared by John Sexton can be acquired for a cost of $1,500.00/each. It is the buyer’s responsibility to make payment to John for the ESA statements. The documents are prepared by John and not by James D. Julia Auctioneers. Once the ESA statement is prepared and provided to Julia’s, you can have the ivory mounts. Be sure to keep a copy of your ESA certificate for your records also.

THIS GUN IS BEING SOLD WITHOUT THE IVORY MOUNTS. YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE THE IVORY AT THE TIME OF YOUR PURCHASE. IF YOU WISH TO ACQUIRE THE IVORY ITEMS, YOU MUST PURCHASE AN ESA “ANTIQUE EXEMPTION” CERTIFICATE. NO EXCEPTIONS!

RARE CASED SILVER-FINISHED AND ENGRAVED COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET PERCUSSION REVOLVER W/POSSIBLE GARABALDI GUARD CONNECTION.

SN 187177. Cal. 31. Nickel finish with 6″ oct bbl, scarce dovetailed front sight with 1-line New-York U.S. America address. Left side of frame has “COLT’S PATENT” engraved in a pillow shape. Cyl has stagecoach hold-up scene roll marking and six chambers. The brass, large guard trigger guard and backstrap contain a spectacular 1-pc ivory grip that has the raised, carved head on the left side of a man who appears to be that of Guiseppe Garabaldi for whom a unit called the Garabaldi Guard was named. It was raised in May of 1861 and mustered into service Jun. of 1861 and fought completely through the war and was mustered out July 1865. They had a very distinguished career and fought in a number of significant battles including Gettysburg and several other hotly contested battles. They had eight officers and 107 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded during their service along with one officer and 158 enlisted men died from disease. Revolver is engraved by Gustave Young with full coverage foliate arabesque patterns on the frame which has several scrolls terminating in flower blossoms. Engraving extends over the bbl lug and rammer pivot with Mr. Young’s trademark dogs head on the left side and flower blossoms on the right side. Backstrap, buttstrap & trigger guard are engraved to match with Mr. Young’s trademark fan pattern at the top. Hammer is also deluxe engraved with wolfs heads on each side of the hammer nose. Accompanied by a rare burgundy velvet lined Colt maple or applewood casing that has the colorful figure of a man in very early style clothing applied to the lid. Interior is compartmented, probably for a 6-1/2″ Colt Model 1862 Police percussion revolver, a silver plated double-sided eagle & stars flask, a silver plated “Colts Patent” mold without sprue cutter, a silver plated L-shaped nipple wrench, a partial packet of combustible cartridges, an ivory screw-top bits box with Eley cap tin label on top, a pair of dice and an ivory pendant. All of the serial numbers on the bottom of the revolver are accompanied by a small “I” which indicates it was to receive ivory grips. Several of the screw heads are engraved, as are ends of wedge. There is a drawing in the accompanying pages which shows the Garibaldi Guard marching past Pres. Lincoln in 1861. Their uniforms resemble the colorful figure on top of the case. CONDITION: Very good to fine, all matching except grip. Overall retains most of an old silver finish with some scattered fine pitting; cyl retains most of its plated finish and shows about 30% stagecoach hold-up scene roll marking; hammer screw, wedge screw, trigger guard and top of the backstrap screws are replacements. Grip has a couple of age lines but is completely sound with a wonderful, mellow ivory patina. Mechanics are fine; strong bore with moderate pitting. Case has a couple of grain checks in the lid and a few more in the bottom, otherwise is sound with a few light nicks & scratches and retains most of what appears to be it’s orig finish; interior is lightly faded & soiled with solid partitions; flask retains about all of its orig silver finish; mold retains most of its silver finish; cartridge packet has been opened and repaired; other accessories are fine. 4-51230 (30,000-50,000) – Lot 3016

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3018
Revised: 9/28/2014

Please note: The ivory knob on the compartment is missing.

SCARCE CASED BRACE OF COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET PERCUSSION REVOLVERS.

SN 114167/114291. Cal. 31. Revolvers both have 4″ oct bbl, brass pin front sight and 2-line New York City address. Left side of frames are marked with a small “COLTS PATENT”. They have silver plated brass trigger guards and backstraps containing 1-pc walnut grip with last four digits of matching SN in respective backstrap channels. Cylinders have stagecoach hold-up scene roll marking with five chambers. Accompanied by an aftermarket fitted mahogany double casing, probably by the late Bob Els. Case is burgundy velvet lined with green trim, French fitted in the bottom for both revolvers, a double sided, early eagle flask, a brass “COLTS PATENT” mold without sprue cutter, a packet of six combustible cartridges and a small lacquered tin of Eley’s caps. Left front corner has a matching fabric covered compartment with ivory pull containing lead balls. This set is pictured in color on p.248 of COLT’S POCKET ’49 IT’S EVOLUTION, Jordan & Watt with credit to another auction house. CONDITION: SN 114167: Fine, all matching including rammer, wedge, cyl & grip. Bbl retains 60-65% glossy orig blue with the balance flaked to a light patina; rammer & pivot retain dark case colors; frame retains about full coverage smoky case colors; hammer a mottled patina; cyl is a grey metal patina with all five safety pins serviceable and shows about 95% stagecoach hold-up scene roll marking; trigger guard & backstrap retain about 90% orig silver. Grip is sound showing light wear and retains virtually all of its orig varnish. Mechanics are fine; strong bright bore with light pitting. SN 114291: Fine, all matching including rammer, wedge, cyl & grip. Bbl retains about 50% orig blue mixed with flaked areas of light patina; rammer retains traces of case colors; frame retains about 75-80% smoky case colors on the left side, stronger and brighter on the right side; hammer retains dark case colors; cyl retains about 60-65% thin blue with four of five safety pins serviceable and shows about 98% stagecoach hold-up scene roll marking; trigger guard & backstrap retain most of their orig silver finish. Grip is sound showing light wear with a few nicks & scratches and retains most of the orig varnish. Mechanics are fine; bright shiny bore. Case has a ding and a small crack in the bottom otherwise is sound with usual nicks & scratches and retains most of its orig varnish; interior is moderately faded with light soil; flask is fine with one small ding and retains about 85% orig finish; mold is extremely fine with some minor battering on the right side; other accessories are fine. 4-53517 (15,000-20,000) – Lot 3018

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3020
Revised: 10/1/2014

James D. Julia Auctioneers complies with all federal laws and regulations (Please review our Ivory Position Statement): As per the President’s Executive Order of February 2014, this item with its ivory is legal to sell and buy provided there is an ESA “Antique Certification” document proving the age. You must purchase an ESA in order to take possession of the ivory. If you wish to acquire the ivory after you purchase this gun, you must hire John Sexton, who is an independent consultant with the appropriate qualifications to prepare ESA certifications accepted by government agencies. John’s address is: 1962 Portage Landing North, North Palm Beach, FL 33408. ESA statements prepared by John Sexton can be acquired for a cost of $1,500.00/each. It is the buyer’s responsibility to make payment to John for the ESA statements. The documents are prepared by John and not by James D. Julia Auctioneers. Once the ESA statement is prepared and provided to Julia’s, you can have the ivory mounts. Be sure to keep a copy of your ESA certificate for your records also.

THIS GUN IS BEING SOLD WITHOUT THE IVORY MOUNTS. YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE THE IVORY AT THE TIME OF YOUR PURCHASE. IF YOU WISH TO ACQUIRE THE IVORY ITEMS, YOU MUST PURCHASE AN ESA “ANTIQUE EXEMPTION” CERTIFICATE. NO EXCEPTIONS!

FINE DELUXE ENGRAVED CASED COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET PERCUSSION REVOLVER.

SN 237728. Cal. 31. Usual configuration with 5″ oct bbl, brass pin front sight and engraved “Sam’l Colt” address. Left side of frame is engraved “COLT’S PATENT” in a ribbon. The brass small guard trigger guard and backstrap contain a smooth 1-pc ivory grip with intricately carved bottom edges. Revolver is beautifully deluxe engraved by Gustave Young with full coverage, very fine, intertwined foliate arabesque patterns on the frame that has very fine pearled background and scrolls terminating in flower blossoms. Engraving extends over sides of the bbl lug and rammer pivot with a dogs head & flower blossom on the left side and a flower blossom on the right side. Backstrap & buttstrap are engraved to match with Mr. Young’s trademark fan pattern at the top. Cyl has six chambers and hand engraved stagecoach hold-up scene roll marking with engraved borders and blank panels between the stop notches. All the serial numbers on the bottom of the revolver are accompanied by a small “I” which indicates it was to receive extra polish and ivory grip. Several of the serial numbers appear to have been re-stamped with the last two digits on the cyl having been engraved. Wedge is a replacement, engraved to match with the re-stamped number “7718”. Accompanied by an orig burgundy velvet lined Colt casing compartmented in the bottom for the revolver, a small double sided, all brass eagle & stars flask, a brass “Colts Patent” two cavity mold without sprue cutter, a tin of caps, a packet of five combustible cartridges and a non-functioning key. CONDITION: Very good. Overall revolver retains a cleaned silver finish with a few light nicks & dings that may have been polished out; cyl has been cleaned to bare metal with fine pitting and shows about 90% stagecoach hold-up scene; trigger guard & backstrap retain traces of orig silver being mostly a medium mustard patina. Grip has a few age lines, but is completely sound and shows a beautiful, mellow ivory patina. Mechanics are fine; strong bore with moderate pitting. Case has a couple grain checks in the bottom and is missing a small chip around a knot in the right end with light nicks & scratches and retains most of its orig varnish; interior is lightly faded in the top & bottom with moderate soil in the bottom and solid partitions; flask has a few small nicks & dings with a partially open seam; mold has light nicks & dings with sharp, clean cavities and a dark mustard patina; other accessories are fine. 4-47894 JR147 (7,500-12,500) – Lot 3020

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3021
Revised: 10/1/2014

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THIS GUN IS BEING SOLD WITHOUT THE IVORY MOUNTS. YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE THE IVORY AT THE TIME OF YOUR PURCHASE. IF YOU WISH TO ACQUIRE THE IVORY ITEMS, YOU MUST PURCHASE AN ESA “ANTIQUE EXEMPTION” CERTIFICATE. NO EXCEPTIONS!

SCARCE CASED ENGRAVED COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET PERCUSSION REVOLVER.

SN 266837. Cal 31. Silver finish with 5″ oct bbl, replacement nickel silver front sight and 1-line New-York U.S. America address. Left side of frame has a small “Colts Patent” and the caliber marking on left rear web of trigger guard. Cyl has stagecoach hold-up scene roll marking and six chambers. The large guard silver plated brass trigger guard & backstrap contain a smooth, 1-pc ivory grip made in the orig style consisting of two slabs of ivory attached to a center ivory spacer. Front strap, under the grip is drilled for a 2-pc grip locator pin. All serial numbers on bottom of revolver are accompanied by a small “E” which signifies that it was intended for engraving and should receive extra polish. Revolver is engraved in late vine style by Gustave Young with full coverage foliate arabesque patterns on the frame. Two scrolls on the frame terminate in flower blossoms. Engraving extends over the bbl lug and top flats with one scroll on the left side terminating in Mr. Young’s trademark birds head and two scrolls on the other side terminating in flower blossoms. Rammer pivot and ends of the wedge are engraved to match. Hammer is also deluxe engraved with wolfs heads on each side of the nose and other standard patterns. Accompanied by a purple velvet lined Colt mahogany casing that is compartmented in the bottom for the revolver, a single sided eagle & stars flask, a brass two cavity “Colts Patent” bullet mold without sprue cutter, a small lacquered tin of Eley’s caps and a non-functioning key. This revolver was produced in about 1864, during the Civil War and was probably intended as a reward for valor or a presentation to a high ranking officer or official. CONDITION: Good to very good, all matching except grip which is unnumbered and may be an old replacement. Revolver retains about all of an old re-nickel, showing muzzle end wear and thinning on left side of bbl. Grip is fine and retains a mellow ivory patina. Mechanics are fine; worn dark bore. Case has a couple grain checks in the bottom with reattached right end, possibly replaced parts; exterior has areas of stain with nicks & scratches and retains about 85% orig varnish; interior is moderately to heavily faded in the lid and heavily faded in the bottom with heavy soil; flask has a couple of small dents and retains a medium to dark copper patina; mold is fine with a few, very light nicks & scratches; cap tin in fine. 4-53592 (7,500-12,500) – Lot 3021

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3035
Revised: 10/1/2014

James D. Julia Auctioneers complies with all federal laws and regulations (Please review our Ivory Position Statement): As per the President’s Executive Order of February 2014, this item with its ivory is legal to sell and buy provided there is an ESA “Antique Certification” document proving the age. You must purchase an ESA in order to take possession of the ivory. If you wish to acquire the ivory after you purchase this gun, you must hire John Sexton, who is an independent consultant with the appropriate qualifications to prepare ESA certifications accepted by government agencies. John’s address is: 1962 Portage Landing North, North Palm Beach, FL 33408. ESA statements prepared by John Sexton can be acquired for a cost of $1,500.00/each. It is the buyer’s responsibility to make payment to John for the ESA statements. The documents are prepared by John and not by James D. Julia Auctioneers. Once the ESA statement is prepared and provided to Julia’s, you can have the ivory mounts. Be sure to keep a copy of your ESA certificate for your records also.

THIS GUN IS BEING SOLD WITHOUT THE IVORY MOUNTS. YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE THE IVORY AT THE TIME OF YOUR PURCHASE. IF YOU WISH TO ACQUIRE THE IVORY ITEMS, YOU MUST PURCHASE AN ESA “ANTIQUE EXEMPTION” CERTIFICATE. NO EXCEPTIONS!

RARE CASED ENGRAVED & INSCRIBED COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY PERCUSSION REVOLVER.

SN 91918. Cal. 36. Blue & color case hardened with 7-1/2″ oct bbl, rare dove tailed front sight and 1-line Hartford address. Left side of frame is engraved “COLTS PATENT” in a pillow shape. The silver plated brass trigger guard & back strap contain a beautiful 1-pc ivory grip with checkered bottom edges that has last four digits of matching SN in back strap channel. Revolver is deluxe engraved by Gustave Young with full coverage flowing foliate arabesque patterns with several scrolls on the frame terminating in flower blossoms. Matching engraving extends over bbl lug and top side flats with geometric patterns around the address. Matching patterns are also on the rammer pivot. Wedge screw is surrounded by an engraved rosette and one scroll terminates in Mr. Young’s stylized bird’s head while two others on the right side terminate in flower blossoms. Back strap, butt strap & trigger guard are engraved to match with the back strap inscribed in period script “H.B. Allen”. Hammer is deluxe engraved with foliate arabesque patterns on the shank, a wolf’s head on each side of the hammer nose, fish scale patterns on sides of the spur & top edge with a V-shape pattern below the hand-cut checkered panel on the spur. Cyl is usual 6-shots with Ormsby Naval battle scene roll marking. Accompanied by an orig burgundy velvet lined mahogany casing that is compartmented in the bottom for the revolver, a brass “COLTS PATENT” flask with angled spout, a blued steel 2-cavity “COLT’S PATENT” mold with sprue cutter marked on right side “36B”, an open packet of “COLT’S CARTRIDGE WORKS” cartridges and a lacquered tin of Eley’s caps. A search of the personnel directory of the Civil War disclosed a listing of 473 Union soldiers named “Henry Allen” of which eight were named “Henry B. Allen”. While it is likely that the inscription was to a Union soldier, no determination could be made as to the actual owner. CONDITION: Fine to very fine, all matching including wedge & grip. Bbl retains 30-40% thinning orig blue with the balance flaked to a medium patina; rammer pivot retains faded case colors; frame retains silvered case colors turned a little dark, as does the hammer which has light pitting around the nose; cyl is a cleaned gray metal patina with fine pitting around the rear edge and shows 60-70% Ormsby Naval battle scene roll marking; trigger guard & back strap retain orig silver in sheltered areas with the balance a medium mustard patina. Grip has chipped toes, otherwise is sound and retains a wonderful mellow ivory patina. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with scattered pitting. Case has a couple of grain checks in the bottom, otherwise is sound with usual handling & storage nicks & scratches and retains 85-90% orig varnish; interior is heavily faded inside the lid with light soil; bottom is moderately to heavily faded with light soil and one partially loose partition; flask has been cleaned and is fine; mold is fine, slightly battered on the bottom; other accessories are fine. 4-51227 (15,000-25,000) – Lot 3035

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3038
Revised: 10/2/2014

Please note: A gun historian has contacted us noting that guns with these markings and in this serial number range were distributed to the Rhode Island Militia prior to the Civil War, so this presents two trains of thought regarding thie inscription. We sell these guns with the understanding that it could be either.

RARE DOUBLE CASED BRACE OF COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY PERCUSSION REVOLVERS INSCRIBED TO A CONFEDERATE GENERAL.

SN 44250/44871. Cal 36. Usual configuration with 7-1/2″ oct bbls, brass pin front sights and 1-line New York City address with dashes. Left side of frames have a small “COLTS PATENT”. Cylinders are usual 6 chambers, unfluted with Ormsby Naval Battle Scene roll marking. The large guard iron trigger guards and backstraps contain 1-pc walnut grip with number 44871 having last 3-digits of matching SN visible in backstrap channel. Grip on number 44250 is without a number. Backstrap of number 44871 is engraved in period block letters, “MAJOR 8TH REGT.”. Backstrap of number 44250 has had an inscription obliterated during the period of use and the buttstrap cleaned, almost completely obliterating the SN. Accompanied by a fantastic, orig, brown velvet lined rosewood Colt casing with brass plaque in the lid inscribed identical to the backstrap of number 44871. Interior is compartmented for the two revolvers an angle spout, double sided panoply of arms & flags, eagle & stars flask, a blued “COLT’S PATENT” mold with sprue cutter, marked on right side “36B”, an L-shaped nipple wrench, two lacquered cap tins, one with label, one without and a packet of 5 combustible cartridges. According to The Book of Colt Firearms, Wilson these revolvers were produced in 1855 in a serial range that indicates that they were in the 3rd model series but have the 4th model style large iron trigger guards. It is likely that these revolvers were part of an order from the US Government for 16,962 model 1851 revolvers delivered between May 2, 1855 and November 3, 1859. Accompanying this lot is a large volume of research material relating to James Patrick Major (1836-1877). Major entered West Point in July 1852 and graduated 23rd in the class of 1856. He was brevetted 2nd Lt. in the 1st US Cavalry and served a year at Carlisle Barracks, PA before being promoted to 2nd Lt. in Co. K of the 2nd US Cavalry and sent to duty on the Texas frontier. He was engaged in fighting the Comanche and in 1858 was cited for conspicuous gallantry at the Battle of Wichita Village. In March 1861 he resigned from the US Army and enlisted in the Confederate Army as a Lt. Col. of the Missouri State Guard. He fought in several battles throughout the trans-Mississippi theatre and was promoted to Brigadier General in July 1863. He commanded the defense at Galveston and played a key role in the Red River Campaign of 1864. By the end of the war he had been promoted to Major General. After the war he was paroled in Louisiana and in 1865 went to France then returned to Louisiana and died while on business in Austin, TX May, 1877. During most of the Civil War Major commanded cavalry regiments to good effect. CONDITION: Number 44871. Fine, all matching including rammer, wedge, cyl and grip. Bbl retains a mixed blue/brown patina with light scattered pin prick pitting. Flaked areas are a dark patina. Frame retains most of a restored finish which nearly obliterated “COLTS PATENT” on the left side. Trigger guard and backstrap are also a smooth, dark patina. Cyl is matching patina with areas of rust on opposite sides and shows 50-60% Ormsby Naval Battle Scene roll marking. Grip is sound showing light to moderate edge wear with a few nicks and retains most of its orig varnish. Mechanics are fine. Strong bore with good shine and moderate pitting. Number 44250. All matching except grip, as noted. Buttstrap number is nearly obliterated along with what was probably an inscription and now only a “3” is visible. Backstrap inscription has been obliterated. Bbl retains a plummy, brown patina with scattered, light surface rust. Rammer handle has a blued finish turning plum. Frame also has a blued finish turning plum/brown with a nearly obliterated “COLTS PATENT”. Cyl is a gray/brown metal patina with scattered spots of surface rust and shows about 75% Ormsby Navel Battle Scene roll marking and has 5 of the 6 safety pins serviceable. Trigger guard and backstrap are a gray metal patina. Grip is sound showing moderate to heavy edge wear and retains a hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine. Bright, shiny bore. Case has a crack and several small grain checks in the top & in the bottom and overall retains most of a an old restored finish. Interior is lightly faded with moderate to heavy soil from contact with the revolvers and implements. Flask has one small dent near the collar and shows a dark, brass patina. Mold is heavily battered on both sides and retains about 50% orig blue. Other accessories are fine. 4-54297 JR291 (10,000-15,000) – Lot 3038

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3045
Revised: 10/1/2014

James D. Julia Auctioneers complies with all federal laws and regulations (Please review our Ivory Position Statement): The ivory on this item is one hundred years old or more and is accompanied by an ESA attesting to this. When you purchase this firearm inclusive of ivory, we will receive the ESA statement. As per the President’s Executive Order of 2014, provided the ivory is over one hundred years old and can be proven by an ESA certification, it is legal to sell, buy, and export.

YOU ARE BUYING THIS GUN COMPLETE WITH ITS IVORY WHICH IS ONE HUNDRED YEARS OLD AND AN ESA “ANTIQUE CERTIFICATION” WILL ACCOMPANY THIS.

DOUBLE CASED BRACE OF ENGRAVED COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY PERCUSSION REVOLVERS.

SN 187301/185376. Cal. 44. Revolvers are virtually identical with 8″ rnd bbls, German silver front sights and 1-line New-York U.S. America address. Left side of frames are marked “COLTS PATENT” and left rear web of trigger guards have the cal marking. The silver plated brass trigger guards and iron backstraps contain wonderful full checkered ivory grips with last three digits of matching numbers to their respective revolvers. All of the serial numbers on the bottom of the revolvers are accompanied by a small “E” indicating they were to receive extra polish for engraving. Cyl on No. 187301 is unnumbered but has engraved borders identical to the backstraps. Revolvers are engraved identically in a previously unknown New York style of full coverage foliate arabesque patterns with fine pearled background on the frames. Engraving extends over the sides of the bbls and terminates forward of the address. Backstraps, buttstraps and trigger guards are engraved to match with deep Nimschke-style fans at top of backstraps. Backstraps & buttstraps have dash & dot borders. Hammers are also engraved with matching patterns on the shanks, wolfs heads on each side of hammer noses and fish scale patterns on top edges and sides of spurs. Accompanied by a beautiful, probably distributor supplied, rosewood casing with empty brass shield in the lid missing its lock escutcheon in the front. Interior is burgundy velvet lined and French fitted, recessed for both revolvers, a double sided trophy of arms & flags, eagle & stars angle spout flask, a blued steel bow-legged “COLT’S PATENT” mold with sprue cutter marked on the right side “44H”, a pewter oil bottle, an orig full paper sealed tin of Eley’s caps with faded orange label, a wood & steel cleaning rod with brass ferrule and a functioning key. Bottom front edge inside the case is compartmented for four cartridge packets. Engraved Model 1860 Army revolvers are scarce and a double cased set is extremely rare. CONDITION: Revolvers are virtually identical in condition, all matching including cylinders & grips; wedges are unnumbered. Overall both revolvers are grey metal patina showing light but authentic wear on the engraving with light pitting around the hammer noses; pitting is down in the engraving on the hammer noses which indicates they were engraved before they were fired, or at least they were engraved during the period of use; trigger guards retain traces of orig silver; backstraps & buttstraps are grey metal patina; cylinders are a grey metal patina and show 15-20% Ormsby Naval Battle scene roll marking with two areas of pitting on No. 187301. Grip on No. 187301 has a chipped right toe and a few age lines but is otherwise sound, showing moderate wear with a wonderful mellow ivory patina. Grip on No. 185376 has a sliver missing from the left toe and a chip in the right heel and some minor age lines, shows light to moderate wear and has a fine mellow ivory patina. Mechanics are fine; strong bores with moderate to heavy pitting. Case is missing corner pieces from all four of the bottom corners and has some chipped veneer in the same areas, otherwise case is sound with raised grain on the lid and retains most of its orig finish with a couple spots of touch-up; lining in the lid is moderately faded & soiled; lining in the bottom is heavily faded, brighter under the revolvers and implements with wear and damage from the hammer spurs and front edges of cylinders; covered compartment lid has a repaired edge; flask is a smooth brass patina with three or four small dents, missing its spring; mold retains 60-70% orig blue with sharp cavities; cap tin is missing a little of its paper wrap but is still sealed; other implements are fine. 4-51262 JR161 (30,000-50,000) – Lot 3045

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3046
Revised: 9/28/2014

Please note: The compartments are missing their tiny ivory handles in the case.

EXTREMELY RARE CASED DOUBLE SET OF ENGRAVED COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY PERCUSSION REVOLVERS.

SN 159780/159793. Cal. 44. Revolvers are virtually identical with 8″ rnd bbls, nickel silver front sights and 1-line New-York U.S. America addresses. Left side of frames, about center are engraved with “COLTS PATENT” in a pillow shape. Left front web of trigger guards have the caliber marking. Frames are 3-screw type with usual rebated cylinders that have Ormsby Naval Battle scene roll marking. The silver plated brass trigger guards and iron backstraps contain old replacement, varnished burl walnut 1-pc grips. Revolvers are identically engraved by Gustave Young in late vine pattern with full coverage foliate arabesque patterns without background shading on the frames. Matching engraving extends up both sides of bbl lugs and terminates just forward of the addresses. Trigger guards & backstraps are matching engraved with Mr. Young’s trademark fan pattern on the top flats. SNs on the bottom of both revolvers are all accompanied by the small letters “I.P.” which signifies that they were to have ivory grips and receive special polishing for engraving. Trigger guard on No.159780 has been thinned & beveled. Accompanied by what is probably their orig burgundy velvet lined mahogany double casing with brass reinforced corners and a brass plaque in the lid that is engraved “JJS”. Interior is compartmented for the two revolvers, a presentation style silver plated trophy of arms & flags “COLTS PATENT” flask with long straight spout, a bow-legged brass 2-cavity “COLTS PATENT” mold with sprue cutter that has had the cavities polished which heavily beveled edges of cavities, a soft packet of waterproof cartridges dated “March 18, 1862”, an L-shaped nipple wrench and two lacquered tins of Eley’s caps. Engraved Model 1860 revolvers while not uncommon, are still scarce and are seldom encountered. Double cased sets are extremely rare. CONDITION: Revolvers are both all matching except grips, as noted. They are virtually identical in condition, being mostly grey metal patina with fine pitting around the muzzle of 159780. Cylinders are matching patina and show about 50% Ormsby Naval Battle scene roll marking. No. 159793 has a replaced hammer screw and backstrap screws are battered. The replacement grips are extremely fine with sharp edges and retain about all of their fine custom hand rubbed oil finish. Mechanics are fine; bore on 159793 is bright & shiny; bore on 159780 has strong rifling with some shine and moderate pitting. Case has a couple of cracks in the top with some lifted veneer and some grain checks in the bottom, otherwise is sound and retains most of a very old restored finish; lining in the lid is lightly faded with light soil; bottom is heavily faded with cleaned heavy soil; partitions are solid; flask has some small dents in the back and overall retains 65-70% thin orig silver finish; mold has pitted sprue cutter and has been heavily polished including the cavities in the left arm which have dished the edges effectively ruining the mold; cartridge packet is still sealed with one small tear on the top and missing parts of the label, but still a very rare packet; nipple wrench is fine; cap tins are flaked with soiled labels. 4-51228 (30,000-40,000) – Lot 3046

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3047
Revised: 10/1/2014

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YOU ARE BUYING THIS GUN COMPLETE WITH ITS IVORY WHICH IS ONE HUNDRED YEARS OLD AND AN ESA “ANTIQUE CERTIFICATION” WILL ACCOMPANY THIS.

OUTSTANDING CASED COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY PERCUSSION REVOLVER.

SN 7752. Cal. 44. Blue & color case hardened with 8″ rnd bbl, German silver front sight and 1-line New-York U.S. America address. Left side of frame is marked with a small “COLTS PATENT”. Standard rebated cyl with six chambers, Ormsby Navel Battle scene roll marking and all six safety pins serviceable. The unplated brass trigger guard and blued steel backstrap contain a smooth 1-pc ivory grip. Grip is constructed in the orig manner of two slabs of ivory attached to a central ivory spacer and appears to have shrunk during its lifetime. Backstrap channel is inscribed with a triangle, “11” and “16”. No indication of what this code means. Frame is 4-screw type cut for shoulder stock with short stock screws and rnd head hammer screw and buttplate is dimpled for stock. Trigger guard is military type of unplated brass. Accompanied by a fine burgundy velvet lined mahogany Colt casing compartmented in the bottom for the revolver, a double sided angle spout, trophy of arms & flags, eagle & stars flask, a blued steel “COLT’S PATENT” bullet mold with sprue cutter and a “K” inspector initial on the right side, and L-shaped nipple wrench, a packet of six combustible cartridges, a functioning key and a lacquered tin of Eley’s caps. This is a very early Model 1860 produced in about 1861 in the same series with fluted cyl types. Just before the outbreak of the Civil War there were a few shipment of these early 1860s shipped to southern dealers and are considered secondary Confederate Arms. Given its fantastic condition and the condition of its case and accessories this almost certainly would have belonged to a high ranking officer or official and saw no combat use. It was produced in a time when any revolver was in great demand for the Civil War and those revolvers are almost never found with high orig finish. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching except wedge & grip which are unnumbered. Bbl retains about 95% orig blue, bright and glossy in sheltered areas turned a little dull about the center; rammer pivot and handle retains dark case colors; frame retains about 98% brilliant case colors with a few minor nicks; screw heads are all crisp except front trigger guard screw; hammer retains virtually all of its bright, orig case colors with some minor pitting on each side of the nose; trigger guard & front strap, never plated, retains a bright brass patina with a couple of dings on the trigger bow; backstrap & buttstrap retain about 70% glossy orig blue with the loss areas flaked, not worn, to a light patina. Grip has a number of age lines on the bottom edges with a couple of minor chips in the left rear edge and shows a fine, mellow ivory patina. Cyl retains 70-75% orig blue, glossy and bright in the rebated area and shows 97-98% Ormsby Naval Battle scene roll marking. Mechanics are crisp; bright shiny bore with a few scattered spots of pitting. Case has a couple repaired cracks in the lid with the top board refinished and the edges orig finish; interior is lightly to moderately faded & soiled with solid partitions; flask is extremely fine retaining 96-98% orig finish on the body with light wear on the collar & spout; mold retains about 95% orig blue with crisp cavities; cartridge packet, nipple wrench & cap tin are equally fine. 4-53522 JR153 (25,000-35,000) – Lot 3047

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3050
Revised: 10/1/2014

James D. Julia Auctioneers complies with all federal laws and regulations (Please review our Ivory Position Statement): As per the President’s Executive Order of February 2014, this item with its ivory is legal to sell and buy provided there is an ESA “Antique Certification” document proving the age. You must purchase an ESA in order to take possession of the ivory. If you wish to acquire the ivory after you purchase this gun, you must hire John Sexton, who is an independent consultant with the appropriate qualifications to prepare ESA certifications accepted by government agencies. John’s address is: 1962 Portage Landing North, North Palm Beach, FL 33408. ESA statements prepared by John Sexton can be acquired for a cost of $1,500.00/each. It is the buyer’s responsibility to make payment to John for the ESA statements. The documents are prepared by John and not by James D. Julia Auctioneers. Once the ESA statement is prepared and provided to Julia’s, you can have the ivory mounts. Be sure to keep a copy of your ESA certificate for your records also.

THIS GUN IS BEING SOLD WITHOUT THE IVORY MOUNTS. YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE THE IVORY AT THE TIME OF YOUR PURCHASE. IF YOU WISH TO ACQUIRE THE IVORY ITEMS, YOU MUST PURCHASE AN ESA “ANTIQUE EXEMPTION” CERTIFICATE. NO EXCEPTIONS!

SCARCE NIMSCHKE ENGRAVED CASED COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY PERCUSSION REVOLVER.

SN 142783. Cal. 44. Usual configuration with 8″ rnd bbl, German silver front sight and 1-line New-York U.S. America address. Left side of frame is marked with a small “COLTS PATENT”. Cyl is rebated with usual six chambers and Ormsby Naval Battle scene roll marking. All six safety pins are somewhat serviceable. The brass trigger guard and iron backstrap contain a 1-pc checkered ivory grip with deep relief, raised carved Mexican eagle on the left side. Grip is of early construction which consists of two slabs of ivory attached to a center ivory spacer. Grip does not fit well and is not orig to this revolver. Revolver is spectacularly engraved in L.D. Nimschke style with the most elaborate and fabulously detailed foliate arabesque patterns with full coverage on the frame. Engraving patterns extend over the bbl lug and onto the bbl and rammer pivot. Backstrap & trigger guard are engraved to match. Buttstrap is unusually engraved in diamond & dot patterns. Rebated area of the cyl is engraved in diamond patterns. The number “3” in the serial numbers on the bbl lug, frame & trigger guard appear to have been stamped over a “2”, possibly at the factory. Trigger guard is engraved by another hand. Accompanied by an orig burgundy velvet lined Colt casing, compartmented in the bottom for the revolver, a double sided trophy of arms & flags “COLTS PATENT”, angle spout flask, a steel “COLT’S PATENT” bullet mold with sprue cutter and a most elaborate Gutta Percha cap box with the deep relief medallion of “ARTHUR DUKE OF WELLINGTON” with image of Wellington in uniform on top. The bottom has a similar medallion of Wellington’s tomb depicting a trophy of arms with a warrior, an angel and a subservient male lion. Caption of this medallion is “BRITANNIA MOURNS HER HERO NOW AT REST” and the bottom of this medallion is marked “WATERLOO / JUNE 18, 1815”. CONDITION: Very good, all matching except grip. No orig finish remains being a cleaned dark grey metal patina with pitting on each side of the muzzle. The “U.S.” in the bbl address apparently was defaced and now re-stamped; the brass trigger guard was never silver plated and now retains a light mustard patina; backstrap is grey metal patina matching the frame; cyl is also a matching patina and shows 20-30% Ormsby Naval Battle scene roll marking. Grip has numerous age lines with chipped toes and a small crack on the left side and shows moderate wear, retaining a wonderful ivory patina. Mechanics are fine; bright shiny bore with scattered pitting. Case has a grain check in the bottom, otherwise is sound with light nicks & scratches and retains an old restored finish; flask has several nicks, dings & dents with an open seam and missing spring; mold has fine pitting and an artificially aged patina; cap box is extremely fine. 4-53594 (15,000-25,000) – Lot 3050

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3054
Revised: 10/1/2014

James D. Julia Auctioneers complies with all federal laws and regulations (Please review our Ivory Position Statement): The ivory on this item is one hundred years old or more and is accompanied by an ESA attesting to this. When you purchase this firearm inclusive of ivory, we will receive the ESA statement. As per the President’s Executive Order of 2014, provided the ivory is over one hundred years old and can be proven by an ESA certification, it is legal to sell, buy, and export.

YOU ARE BUYING THIS GUN COMPLETE WITH ITS IVORY WHICH IS ONE HUNDRED YEARS OLD AND AN ESA “ANTIQUE CERTIFICATION” WILL ACCOMPANY THIS.

EXTREMELY RARE CASED ENGRAVED PRESENTATION QUALITY COLT MODEL 1862 POLICE PERCUSSION REVOLVER.

SN 23642. Cal. 36. Silver & gold finish with 5-1/2″ bbl, brass pin front sight and 1-line New-York U.S. America address. Left side of the frame has a tiny “Colts Patent”. The silver plated brass trigger guard and backstrap contain an outstanding 1-pc ivory grip, matching numbered to this revolver. Grip has a very deep relief carved eagle on a nest with two eaglets. Cyl is half fluted with five chambers and all five safety pins serviceable. All the serial numbers on bottom of revolver are accompanied by a small “P”, which indicates that it was to have received special polishing for engraving & plating. Revolver is beautifully engraved by Gustave Young with full coverage foliate arabesque patterns on the frame with matching patterns 3-1/4″ on each side of the bbl and around the muzzle. Top of the bbl is engraved with a long arrow pointing at the front sight. Cyl is engraved with matching patterns on the raised areas over the chambers. Backstrap, buttstrap & trigger guard have matching patterns with Mr. Young’s trademark fan at the top. Hammer is also deluxe engraved with a wolfs head on each side of the nose, foliate arabesque patterns on the shank and fish scale patterns on the top edge and sides of the spur. Cyl, trigger & hammer are gold washed with all the other parts silver plated. Screws are fire blued. Accompanied by an outstanding, orig red velvet lined, Colt rosewood casing, compartmented in the bottom for the revolver, a presentation quality “Colts Patent” single sided eagle & stars silver plated flask, a silver plated “Colt’s Patent” bullet mold with sprue cutter marked on the right side “36P”, an orig tin of Eley’s caps still sealed in its orig paper wrapping and a packet of five combustible cartridges. Also in the case is a silver plated, L-shaped nipple wrench, a spare hammer spring and a functioning key. This revolver was produced in 1863 at the height of the Civil War and was undoubtedly was intended as a gift or presentation to someone of great importance or a high ranking official or military officer. It apparently was so highly regarded it was never used. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all matching including wedge, cyl & grip. Overall retains most of its orig silver plating with about 70% dull gold on the cyl, about 80% on the hammer and 60% on the trigger; the two upper backstrap screws are slightly battered, as are two of the trigger guard screws from someone using an improper tool. Grip is outstanding with sharp edges and a wonderful mellow ivory patina. Mechanics are fine; bright shiny bore with one small spot of pitting. Case is sound with some fine grain checks in the lid and retains most of its orig varnish; lining inside the lid is heavily faded but unsoiled; bottom is moderately faded with light soil; flask retains about 60-65% thin orig silver and the mold about 98% orig silver, unused; other accessories & equipment are fine. 4-53518 JR140 (30,000-50,000) – Lot 3054

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3057
Revised: 10/1/2014

James D. Julia Auctioneers complies with all federal laws and regulations (Please review our Ivory Position Statement): As per the President’s Executive Order of February 2014, this item with its ivory is legal to sell and buy provided there is an ESA “Antique Certification” document proving the age. You must purchase an ESA in order to take possession of the ivory. If you wish to acquire the ivory after you purchase this gun, you must hire John Sexton, who is an independent consultant with the appropriate qualifications to prepare ESA certifications accepted by government agencies. John’s address is: 1962 Portage Landing North, North Palm Beach, FL 33408. ESA statements prepared by John Sexton can be acquired for a cost of $1,500.00/each. It is the buyer’s responsibility to make payment to John for the ESA statements. The documents are prepared by John and not by James D. Julia Auctioneers. Once the ESA statement is prepared and provided to Julia’s, you can have the ivory mounts. Be sure to keep a copy of your ESA certificate for your records also.

THIS GUN IS BEING SOLD WITHOUT THE IVORY MOUNTS. YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE THE IVORY AT THE TIME OF YOUR PURCHASE. IF YOU WISH TO ACQUIRE THE IVORY ITEMS, YOU MUST PURCHASE AN ESA “ANTIQUE EXEMPTION” CERTIFICATE. NO EXCEPTIONS!

RARE ENGRAVED COLT MODEL 1862 POLICE PERCUSSION REVOLVER.

SN 3911. Cal. 36. Silver and gold finish with 4-1/2″ rnd bbl, pin front sight and 1-line New-York U.S. America address. Left side of frame is engraved “COLT’S PATENT”. The silver plated brass trigger guard and backstrap contain a full checkered 1-pc ivory grip constructed of two slabs of ivory attached to an ivory spacer block. Revolver is engraved by Gustave Young in full coverage foliate arabesque patterns on the frame which extend over the bbl lug and sides of bbl, terminating at the front end of the bbl address with a fleur-de-lis. Matching patterns are on the rammer pivot. Bbl has scalloped border patterns around the muzzle and checkered patterns on each side of the rammer latch stud. Cyl is rebated and half fluted with 5 chambers and matching foliate arabesque patterns on the raised areas & in the rebated area. Cyl also has a star pattern on each land between the nipple recesses and all 5 safety pins are crisp and prominent. Backstrap is engraved with Mr. Young’s trademark fan pattern at the top with foliate arabesque patterns down the backstrap and on the buttstrap. Trigger bow is engraved in feather patterns with elaborate feather patterns around the front trigger plate screw hole and bottom of frame. Hammer is typically deluxe engraved. Screws are all also engraved. According to The Book of Colt Firearms there were about 25,000 of these revolvers produced in the period 1861-1873 with this revolver having been made in 1861. They were produced in four bbl lengths. Having been produced during the Civil War, when any firearm was in great demand, obviously limited the availability for fancy presentation quality guns except those for high ranking officials or for presentation to recognized acts of valor. That this revolver was so wonderfully engraved and with special plated finishes attests to the strong probability that this was such a presentation. It seems likely that after the war the owner returned it to the factory for restoration. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching except wedge and grip. Overall retains virtually all of its fine factory silver finish with minor, light wear on the backstrap. The gold finish on the rammer, cyl, trigger and hammer is virtually intact except for a small wear spot on side of hammer. Grip is sound with a couple of minor age lines and shows light wear and retains a fine ivory patina. Mechanics are crisp. Strong bright bore, frosty in the grooves. Appears to be unfired since restoration. 4-47887 JR241 (7,500-12,500) – Lot 3057

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3058
Revised: 10/1/2014

James D. Julia Auctioneers complies with all federal laws and regulations (Please review our Ivory Position Statement): As per the President’s Executive Order of February 2014, this item with its ivory is legal to sell and buy provided there is an ESA “Antique Certification” document proving the age. You must purchase an ESA in order to take possession of the ivory. If you wish to acquire the ivory after you purchase this gun, you must hire John Sexton, who is an independent consultant with the appropriate qualifications to prepare ESA certifications accepted by government agencies. John’s address is: 1962 Portage Landing North, North Palm Beach, FL 33408. ESA statements prepared by John Sexton can be acquired for a cost of $1,500.00/each. It is the buyer’s responsibility to make payment to John for the ESA statements. The documents are prepared by John and not by James D. Julia Auctioneers. Once the ESA statement is prepared and provided to Julia’s, you can have the ivory mounts. Be sure to keep a copy of your ESA certificate for your records also.

THIS GUN IS BEING SOLD WITHOUT THE IVORY MOUNTS. YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE THE IVORY AT THE TIME OF YOUR PURCHASE. IF YOU WISH TO ACQUIRE THE IVORY ITEMS, YOU MUST PURCHASE AN ESA “ANTIQUE EXEMPTION” CERTIFICATE. NO EXCEPTIONS!

RARE CIVIL WAR FACTORY ENGRAVED COLT MODEL 1862 POCKET NAVY REVOLVER.

SN 5563. 36 Cal. Conforms to other revolvers of this series with 5-1/2″ oct bbl, 5 shot rebated cylinder with Ormsby stage coach holdup scene. Most unusual that this gun actually has a factory letter as most percussion Colt records were destroyed in the fire of 1864 at the Colt factory. Shipped to JP Moore in New York City September 18, 1862 and was one of 20 gun shipment. Factory letter states bbl length was 6-1/2″ which is a typo as this gun has always been 5-1/2″ and unaltered. Finish on stocks are not listed or that gun was engraved but under SN on this gun is marked “IE” which we know means factory ivory and engraving. Beautifully engraved with floral scrolls in the past attributed to Gustav Young, but newer insight and recent scholarly text on Colt engravers by Herbert House states this may not be the case. Regardless of Colt engraver, gun is factory engraved in the Germanic style made famous by Young starting in about 1853. Carved ivory stocks are beautifully patinaed with Lady Liberty carrying a large American Flag. Can’t get much more patriotic than this for a gun being sold in the summer of 1862 at the height of patriotic fervor during the Civil War. Appears orig, authentic and all matching including the incredible 1-pc carved ivory grips with inked SN in channel. Must have been a real show stopper in its day as it was gold and silver plated though only remnants of plating are retained today. Gold and silver plated Colt percussion revolvers are quite rare and this is a wonderful example, no doubt carried by a Union officer in the war. PROVENANCE: John Fox, Missoula, MT. Lewis Yearout 1973. Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Overall very good, mechanically sound with good discernible bore. Metal surfaces are gray overall with staining and pitting. Traces of silver plate are found on bbl, frame, backstrap and trigger guard in protected areas. Gold plating is visible in trace in one stop on cylinder and about 20% of surface of loading assembly in protected areas as can be seen in photos. All matching including wedge and stocks. SNs on bbl, frame, trigger guard and backstrap are all followed or preceded with “IE”. Full SNs are found on every part normally numbered except for loading arm which contains the last 3 digits. 4-53941 JS36 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 3058

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3069
Revised: 10/2/2014

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THIS GUN IS BEING SOLD WITHOUT THE IVORY MOUNTS. YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE THE IVORY AT THE TIME OF YOUR PURCHASE. IF YOU WISH TO ACQUIRE THE IVORY ITEMS, YOU MUST PURCHASE AN ESA “ANTIQUE EXEMPTION” CERTIFICATE. NO EXCEPTIONS!

RARE PAIR OF FACTORY ENGRAVED MODEL 1862 COLT POCKET NAVY CONVERSIONS.

SN 19972,20099. 36 Cal. Both of these guns were orig made in percussion in 1863 but converted and engraved after the Civil War. Though both guns are quite similar they are engraved by a different hand and as can be seen in photographs there are many differences in design but coverage is roughly the same and condition is matching. Note SN 19972 has blued screws and blue wedge whereas 20099 has plated screws and plated wedge. 19972 has “IE” with SN meaning ivory and engraved and 20099 only has “E” attached but it too as we see is mounted with smooth ivory stocks. Orig pair purchased by Lewis Yearout in 1966 mounted in the contemporary case you see them in now. PROVENANCE: Joe Brown Kalispell, MT. Lewis Yearout 1966. Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Both guns retain 95%+ orig nickel overall with small scratches and dents especially around wedge slot on SN 19972. Both functional and both guns have crisp rifling and 19972 has bright shiny bore. Both guns appear orig and complete with possible exception of replaced wedge and wedge screw which are unengraved and blued on SN 19972. 41841 is found inked inside stocks on 19972 and no markings on stocks on SN 20099. 4-53810 JS37 (5,000-7,000) – Lot 3069

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3089
Revised: 10/1/2014

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THIS GUN WILL BE SOLD WITH ITS IVORY AND A CERTIFICATE TESTIFYING THE IVORY IS PRE-BAN AND THAT THE IVORY IS ORIGINAL TO THE GUN.

*MINTY LATE FACTORY ENGRAVED COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER BY WILBUR GLAHN.

SN 353453. Cal 45 Colt. Blue & color case hardened with 7-1/2″ bbl, full thick front sight and 1-line block letter address with model and cal marking on left side. Left side of frame is marked with 2-line, 3-patent dates and rampant Colt. Mounted with factory 2-pc ivory grips that have silver Colt medallions and raised carved steer head with red eyes on right side. Revolver has about D quality engraving by Colt master engraver Wilbur Glahn with about 85-95% coverage foliate arabesque patterns on the frame which extend over the sides of the bbl and ejector housing. Backstrap is engraved to match with matching patterns on buttstrap and trigger guard. Backstrap is also engraved in Mr. Glahn’s trademark “V” patterns. Cyl has full coverage matching patterns, except in the flutes which are a fine counterpoint. There are numerous examples of virtually identical engraving pictured in color in The Colt Engraving Book Volume Two, Wilson on pgs. 559, 570, 578 & 580. This is some of Mr. Glahn’s finest work. Accompanied by two Colt factory letters, one dated 1967 and the other 2010. Both identify this revolver in Cal 45 with 7-1/2″ bbl, blue finish with ivory stocks carved with steer head motif, factory engraved and that it was sold/shipped to the famous Phil B. Bekeart Co. of San Francisco, CA for Charles H. Duke, address not listed on, Sept 22, 1930 in a 1-gun shipment. SN was observed on bottom of frame and right side of front and backstraps under the grip. Rear face of cyl has last 2-digits “73” and also has the hand- numbered “53” which is matching to this revolver. One would speculate that this is probably a mix up in the engraver’s shop and two revolvers had their cylinders inadvertently swapped. This minor mix up is inconsequential to this revolver as it is readily apparent that the cyl was engraved simultaneous with the revolver. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all matching, cyl as noted above. Overall retains all of its crisp orig factory finish with only the faint hint of a cyl line. Shows no evidence of ever having been fired. Grips are crisp and show a fine ivory patina. Top Shelf! 4-53686 JR284 (35,000-55,000) – Lot 3089

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3090
Revised: 10/1/2014

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THIS GUN IS BEING SOLD WITHOUT THE IVORY MOUNTS. YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE THE IVORY AT THE TIME OF YOUR PURCHASE. IF YOU WISH TO ACQUIRE THE IVORY ITEMS, YOU MUST PURCHASE AN ESA “ANTIQUE EXEMPTION” CERTIFICATE. NO EXCEPTIONS!

RARE EARLY ENGRAVED COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER.

SN 42722. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Nickel finish with 7-1/2″ bbl, thinned front sight and 1-line block letter address. Left side of bbl has a fully legible “COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER” etched panel and bottom of bbl, under ejector housing, has last 4 digits of matching SN along with a tiny “44”. Left side of frame has 3-line patent dates and left shoulder of trigger guard is marked “44 CF”. Screws are all sharp and retain most of their orig blue, hammer is color case hardened. Mounted with distributor supplied 2-pc ivory grips with a relief carved ox head on the right side. Revolver is beautifully engraved from the L.D. Nimschke Shop, probably by the master himself, with about 60% coverage foliate arabesque patterns on the sides of frame of snake and dot pattern on top strap and hunter stars on the front sides of frame and on the trigger bow. Foliate arabesque patterns extend 3-1/2″ up the bbl and on each side of the muzzle with geometric patterns around the address, on the back strap and butt strap. Cyl is engraved to match on the lands between the flutes and has a snake and dot pattern around the rear edge. Ejector housing is 2nd type with bullseye ejector rod head and has snake and dot pattern in top gullet and on outer radius. Base pin is orig type with dimpled ends. The nickel finish was also applied by the distributor, probably on special order. Accompanied by a Colt Factory Letter which identifies this revolver in cal 44-40 with bbl length and type of stocks not listed, blue finish and shipped to J.P. Moores Sons, NY NY, on February 18, 1878 in a 50 gun shipment. J.P. Moores Sons was one of Colt’s major distributors who was contracted with most of the engravers of that era and furnished numerous engraved firearms to the buying public. J.P. Moores was one of the major contractors to the L.D. Nimschke Shop. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching except grips which are unnumbered. Bbl, frame and grip frame retain 95-97% orig nickel with muzzle end wear and light wear on recoil shield and loading gate. Trigger retains dull blue and hammer faded case colors. Cyl retains about 70-75% orig nickel and ejector housing about 80% bright nickel. Mechanics are fine. Strong bore with sharp rifling and fine pitting. 4-47885 JR185 (20,000-35,000) – Lot 3090

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3092
Revised: 10/2/2014

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THIS GUN IS BEING SOLD WITHOUT THE IVORY MOUNTS. YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE THE IVORY AT THE TIME OF YOUR PURCHASE. IF YOU WISH TO ACQUIRE THE IVORY ITEMS, YOU MUST PURCHASE AN ESA “ANTIQUE EXEMPTION” CERTIFICATE. NO EXCEPTIONS!

RARE COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY BELONGING TO TERRITORIAL GOVERNOR OF MONTANA PRESTON H. LESLIE.

SN 61259. 45 Cal. Accompanied by affidavit from the great-great grandson of territorial governor of Montana, Preston H. Leslie who served from February 8, 1887 through April 13, 1889. He later was appointed US District attorney for Montana March 1, 1894 and served in that office until he died at the age of 88 in Helena, MT on February 7, 1907. Revolver started out life as a standard 1880 government purchase that orig was blue with wood grips and inspected D.F.C. (David F. Clark). Gun was in typical military configuration, now nickeled and according to affidavit was orig in a belt and holster marked Sullivan, Ft. Benton, MT (belt rig was sold separately many years ago). Preston Leslie who served as governor of Montana Territory was also ex governor of Kentucky. Lewis Yearout bought this wonderful piece of Montana history in 1973. PROVENANCE: Preston H. Leslie, Robert Lowery, Great Falls, MT, Lewis Yearout 1973, Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Very good to fine overall as refinished. Overall retains about 90% nickel plating. Screws still retains much of their orig fire blue. Bbl, frame and trigger guard are all serial numbered 61259 (bbl 1259). Cylinder and backstrap are serial numbered 61307 (cylinder 1307). D.F.C. inspector marks are found externally on bbl, frame and cylinder. Ivory stocks are well fit with good patina. 4-53814 JS32 (10,000-20,000) – Lot 3092

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3099
Revised: 10/1/2014

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ANTIQUE ST.LOUIS SHIPPED COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER.

SN 177763. Cal. 38 WCF (38-40). Blue and color case hardened with 7-1/2″ bbl, replacement nickel silver front sight and 1-line block letter address with cal markings on left side. Bottom of bbl is marked “41” under the base pin, which is the actual bore diameter for the 38-40. Left side of frame has 2-line three patent dates and Rampant Colt in circle. Mounted with 2-pc smooth ivory grips that have deep left and right Colt medallions. Accompanied by a Colt Mfg Co Factory letter listing the gun in the configuration described above and being sold to W.J.Brown, address unavailable and shipped to A.F. Shapleigh Hardware Co., St Louis MO, on April 14,1898. Firearms from that era usually saw continuous hard service under adverse circumstances, usually with very little maintenance and are rarely found today with much if any orig finish. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains about 70% orig blue, showing holster wear on both sides of muzzle. Ejector housing retains about 60% blue in the gullets. Frame retains 60-70% faded case colors, stronger on the right side, with a few freckles of surface rust. Cyl is mostly a gray patina with scattered surface rust and light pitting. Hammer retains faded case colors. Trigger guard and backstrap retain traces of blue in sheltered areas, being mostly a gray patina. Grips, probably not orig to this revolver, are extremely fine, show very little wear and retain a fine mellow ivory patina. Mechanics are fine. Bright shiny bore. 4-53598 (10,000-15,000) – Lot 3099

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3107
Revised: 10/2/2014

Please note: There is a nearly inperceptible faint drag line at 3 of the 6 stops; very, very minor.

*RARE PREWAR COLT SHERIFFS MODEL SINGLE ACTION ARMY.

SN 348838. 44 S&W. 3-1/2″ bbl with no ejector. Sheriff’s models are among the rarest variants encountered in single action production. This gun appears orig and authentic though there is no factory letter available for this SN. Gun is totally nickel plated with fire blued screws, checkered varnished grips with Colt medallions. Gun conforms to typical Colt production with 2-line address, full front sight, left side of bbl “RUSSIAN AND S&W SPECIAL 44”. Gun appears near mint and unfired and according to Lewis Yearout’s records he bought this gun from Pete Harvey in 1979. Mr Yearout’s notes state that this gun was probably a “lunch box” special; meaning that an employee possibly made this gun and carried it home in his lunch box. Regardless this is a beautiful gun that would be difficult to upgrade. According to production dates this gun was made in 1926. PROVENANCE: Pete Harvey, Falmouth, MA. Lewis Yearout 1979. Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Like new. Crisp nickel on every part. Screws retain orig fire blue; checkered stocks retain most all orig varnish with minor edge wear. Matching SN 348838 was observed on frame, trigger guard and backstrap under grips. Grips are not numbered but fit gun very well. 4-53931 JS52 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 3107

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3108
Revised: 10/1/2014

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RARE EARLY 44 RIM FIRE COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY SERIAL NUMBER 953.

SN 953. 44 Cal. Early civilian 44 rim fire Colt with all matching SNs other than bbl which appears replaced in time of use as patina and color match throughout. Factory letter states this gun was shipped November 13, 1876 to Schuyler, Hartley & Graham, NYC. One of a 15 gun shipment this gun shipped in 44 rim fire with bbl, finish and stocks not listed. 7-1/2″ rnd bbl with sgl block letter Hartford address. Full front sight, bullseye ejector rod lever. Left side of frame has 2-line 2 patent dates stamped. Mounted with 2-pc ivory grips. PROVENANCE: Barney Broiles, Dallas, TX. Lewis Yearout 1967. Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Overall is gray/brown with numerous small dings and scratches. Appears orig from time of use with a few new parts added including main spring and trigger. All numbered parts appear orig. 4-digit SN on bbl appears to read 7456 though third digit is difficult to discern and is stamped “44”. SN on cylinder only last two numbers 53 can be read. SN 953 is found on frame, trigger guard and backstrap. Additional number “52” stamped under trigger guard SN of unknown origin but not with Colt dyes. 2-pc ivory stocks have good patina but are of later edition, most likely as they are too small for the grip frame. 4-53960 JS27 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 3108

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3112
Revised: 10/1/2014

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RARE COLT SINGLE ACTION “FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER” ARMY FLAT TOP TARGET REVOLVER.

SN 146537. 44-40 Cal. All blue finish with 7-1/2″ bbl, German silver target front sight in a rectangular base and 1-line block letter address with rolled marking on left side of bbl “COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER 44-40”. Bottom of bbl has small “44” stamped. Frame is flat top target style with fixed target rear sight and has 2-line 3-patent dates on the left side with rampant Colt in a broken circle. Mounted with 1-pc ivory grips. This gun was assembled about 1892 based on SN but was not shipped until 1912. Colt proof marks support this with “VP” in triangle found left front web of trigger bow with Colt inspector “W” on rear web. Accompanying this gun is Colt factory letter which states 44 Cal, 7-1/2″ bbl, blue finish, stocks not listed, target, sold and shipped to R. I. Burrett address unknown on September 13, 1912 in a 1-gun shipment. Target model Frontier Six Shooters are quite rare and few are known. According to Colt Peacemaker Encyclopedia, Cochran, only 914 Peace Maker Flat Tops were made out of the more than 357,000 Single Action revolvers produced 1873-1940. According to the chart on p. 174 of referenced publication only 21 of the 914 revolvers made were in caliber 44-40, making this a very rare variation. PROVENANCE: Phil Fisher, Portland, OR. Lewis Yearout 1968. Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Gun appears orig and complete conforming to factory letter though ivory stocks are not listed. Markings are fairly crisp and well discerned. Bbl retains about 20% bright blue finish mostly in protected areas under and around ejector housing with muzzle wear. Frame retains 10-15% bright finish mostly in protected areas. Trigger guard and backstrap retain strong traces of bright blue finish in protected areas. Cyl retains strong traces of bright finish in its flutes. Hammer is smooth with staining with muted case colors. Gun overall is gray and matching with scattered staining and small patches of pitting. Front sight base shows old tool marks where tightened. Stocks appear correct for the era of manufacture with ivory stocks with wooden slabs probably screwed to ivory internally as normally encountered. Newer internal glued repair to wood spacers to tighten but wood blocks appear orig and a partially discernible 5-digit SN which appears to read “57855” appears on right inside grip, possibly for SN 157855 which would have been made in 1894, two years after this gun was manufactured though not shipped until 1912 per Colt letter. Mechanically gun is functional with crisp rifling in bore. 4-53958 JS67 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 3112

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3116
Revised: 10/1/2014

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*COLT BISLEY FLAT TOP TARGET REVOLVER, INSCRIBED R.F. ENEWOLD, RENO, NEVADA.

SN 316151. 32/20 Cal. All blue finish with 7-1/2″ bbl, red dot target front sight in a rectangular base with 1-line block letter address and the left side marked “32 WCF”. Matching SN 316151 is found on bottom of frame, trigger guard and backstrap. Left side of frame has 2-line, 3-patent dates and rampant Colt in broken circle. Frame is flat top style with dovetailed fixed rear sight. Screws & trigger are fire blued. Mounted with 2-pc ivory grips. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter which identifies this revolver in caliber 32/20 with 7-1/2″ bbl, blue finish, stocks not listed, target or flat top, Lyman sight, sold to Geo. Tritch & Co., Denver, CO and shipped to W. L. Lucas address not listed on April 14, 1911 in a 1-gun shipment. Bbl does not as noted state “(BISLEY MODEL)” which is most often seen on production model target models after about SN 161,000. The grip frame is stamped in a cartouche “R.F. ENEWOLD” whose name is seen on other Colt products in the early 20th century. Robert F. Enewold we believe died quite recently at over 100 years of age. We don’t know much about his gunsmithing other than most of it appears to be mid 19th century and most likely he was responsible for the ivory stocks, king patented adjustable rear sight and more recent bbl without “(BISLEY MODEL)” markings. According to Colt Peacemaker Encyclopedia by Keith Cochran, John Parsons compiled from careful examination of Colt shipping records that there were 977 Target Model Bisley revolvers produced in the period 1894-1913 of which only 131 are listed in 32-20 caliber. PROVENANCE: Chris Anderson, Carson City, NV. Lewis Yearout 1968. Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Very fine overall retaining 70% thinning blue finish on bbl, frame and cyl. Trigger guard and backstrap retain over 40% blue finish with reductions on either side of grip strap where gun would have been held, remainder of gun is gray and cyl shows drag line as can be seen in photos. 2-pc ivory stocks fit gun fairly well with good aged patina. Mechanically gun functions well with bright shiny bore. 4-53892 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 3116

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3124
Revised: 9/28/2014

Please note: The ivory pull on compartment is missing.

CASED COLT PALL MALL LONDON SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER.

SN 38375. 45 Cal. Eley, blue and case colored finish with 5-1/2″ bbl, full front sight and 1-line block letter “COLTS PT.F.A. MFG.CO HARTFORD CT.U.S.A. DEPOT 14 PALL MALL LONDON” address. Left side of frame has 3-line patent dates and left shoulder of trigger guard is marked “45 CAL / B”. Bottom of bbl and cylinder have tiny British proofs. Mounted with 1-pc walnut grip that has the last four digits of SN in back strap channel. Ejector rod housing is second type with bull’s eye ejector rod head. Accompanied by an orig English, green baize lined oak Colt casing with brass medallion in the lid. Bottom of case is recessed for the revolver, a screwdriver and a small pewter oil bottle. Left front of case has an empty cartridge block with spaces for 32 cartridges. Right rear covered compartment with ivory pull contains three non-functioning keys. 9-1/2″ military brass cleaning rod is in compartment in front of case. Colt factory letter states this gun was shipped to Colt London Agency on October 11, 1877. PROVENANCE: Dick Reyes, Carson City, NV. Lewis Yearout 1968. Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Matching SNs including grip, bbl and cyl which are numbered with last 4-digits. Markings are crisp including SNs though there are some tool marks at front of trigger guard. Gun retains about 10% orig finish overall, mostly in protected areas of bbl, frame, backstrap and trigger guard. Cyl still retains thin finish in flutes and in chambers showing little use. Grip is sound and well fit retaining most of its orig varnish with a few small dents, dings and scratches. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. Case is sound with a few small handling & storage nicks & scratches and retains virtually all of its orig varnish. Interior is fairly clean with only minor soiling and wear. Oiler, screw driver and cleaning rod match overall condition of gun. 4-53926 JS44 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 3124

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3125
Revised: 9/28/2014

Please note: The ivory pull on compartment is missing.

CASED COLT LONDON SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER.

SN 20380. 45 Cal. Boxer. Blue finish with 5-1/2″ bbl, full front sight and 1-line slanted block letter “COLT’S PT.F.A.MFG.CO.HARTFORD,CT U.S.A.” address with serifs. Left side of frame has 2-line patent dates and left shoulder of trigger guard is marked “45 CAL / B”. Bottom of bbl and cylinder have tiny British proofs. All screws are fire blued with originally fire blued cylinder pin and is mounted with a varnished 1-pc walnut grip that has the last four digits of SN in back strap channel. Colt factory letter states this gun was shipped to the London Agency on May 5, 1875. Ejector rod housing has bullseye ejector rod lever. Accompanied by an orig English, green baize lined oak casing with brass medallion in the lid and Colt directions label inside the lid which is titled “DIRECTIONS FOR USING COLT’S NEW 450 BORE GOVERNMENT ARMY PISTOL”. The label has red overstamp “THE GENUINE COLT’S REVOLVERS ARE LONDON PROVED” on the left side and “AND BEARS THE COMPANY’S TRADE MARK” on the right. Bottom of case is recessed for the revolver, an L-shaped screwdriver and a small pewter oil bottle. Left front of case has an empty cartridge block with spaces for 24 cartridges. Right rear covered compartment with ivory pull contains a key and top of copper cleaning rod. This is a fine example, all matching SN’s on this Hartford made gun for the British market. PROVENANCE: Tony Smith, Ft. Smith, AK. Lewis Yearout 1968. Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Fine to very fine, all matching including grip, bbl and cyl. Bbl overall is gray with about 10% orig blue finish with areas of staining, pitting and rust. Frame and hammer are mostly silver/gray with areas of fine pitting and traces of case color. Cyl retains 10-15% thinning blue though bright in flutes. Backstrap and trigger guard retain about 20% of their orig inky black/blue. Grip is sound retaining 95% orig varnish with minor edge wear. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. Case is sound with a few small handling & storage nicks & scratches and most of its orig varnish. Interior is lightly to moderately faded with some old mildew evidence and damage from front sight. Label is soiled but completely legible. 4-53925 JS43 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 3125

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3128
Revised: 9/28/2014

Please note: The caliber is actually “38 W.C.F.” (38-40), not 38 Spcl (special) as shown in the catalog.

*PRE-WWII COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER WITH ORIGINAL BOX.

SN 346211. 38 Cal. Spcl. Blue & color case hardened with 7-1/2″ bbl, full thick front sight and 1-line block letter address with model & caliber marking on left side. Left side of frame has 2-line 3-patent dates and Rampant Colt. Mounted with Rampant Colt hard rubber grips matching numbered to this revolver. SN 346211 (mfg 1923) was observed on bottom of the frame and right side of front & back straps under the grip. Accompanied by its orig, matching numbered, hinged lid, dark burgundy cardboard box with black & white end label. Inside of box has 2 pasted advertising labels along with small Colt 4-pg pamphlet. This gun orig sold new April 26, 1924 for $34.52. PROVENANCE: Delores Demoth, Great Fall, MT. Lewis Yearout 1973. Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all matching, pristine, new & unfired. Retains all of its brilliant orig finish. Appears to be new & unfired and unturned. Box is sound and solid but one corner is broken and has glued repair, several pieces of veneer are missing, scattered scuffs and scrapes. 4-53928 JS48 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 3128

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3133
Revised: 10/1/2014

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RARE EARLY 44 CALIBER COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY SERIAL NUMBER 241.

SN 241. 44 Cal. Very early Colt single action SN 241 has seen hard use but most parts are orig and orig bbl has been cut to 4-7/8″. Gun conforms correctly to other early guns with slanted single line Colt address with serifs. Left side of frame marked with 2-lines of 2 patent dates. Large “44” stamped just forward of patent dates which appears orig to time of use. Left rear of trigger guard is marked “44CAL”. Good looking early cowboy era gun fitted with well patinaed 1-pc ivory stocks in a rare 3-digit gun. PROVENANCE: Cecil Anderson, Conley, GA 1964. George Shofelt, Spokane, WA. Lewis Yearout 1968. Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Good to very good overall. Gray with traces of an old nickel finish in protected areas. Large areas of old cleaning, pitting overall. 1-pc ivory stocks are too small for grip frame though they fit fairly well. Right stock has long “putty” repair as seen in photographs. SNs are discernible and matching on bbl, frame and trigger guard. Large “44” that appears orig is stamped forward of patent dates on left side of frame that can be seen in photos. Cylinder is correct style but has no SN. Backstrap appears to be replaced, is artificially colored and has no SN. Hammer has had rim fire blade replaced with a center fire pin but still has projection on top to fire rim fire cartridges too. Bbl has been cut from its orig 7-1/2 length and a short blade front sight was fabricated and attached. Lettered from Colt in 1964 states gun was 44 Cal. and shipped to Schuyler, Hartley & Graham June 25, 1877. Bbl length, finish and stocks were not listed. 4-53959 JS28 (2,500-4,500) – Lot 3133

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3135
Revised: 10/2/2014

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*COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY WITH MONTANA HISTORY.

SN 200988. 41 Cal. 4-3/4″ bbl with 2-line Hartford address. Front sight has been partially trimmed as can be seen in photographs for sighting. Roll stamped on left side of bbl “41COLT”. Inscribed on backstrap and buttstrap “OXBOW RANCH TOP HAND J.R.D. 1901”. Left side of frame marked with 3 patent dates in 2-lines and rampant Colt motif. Appears all orig and complete. Factory letter states gun was shipped to Simmons Hardware in St. Louis, MO October 18, 1900 in 41 Cal., 4-3/4″ bbl, blue finish, stocks not listed. There is a file of correspondence concerning this gun and a cowboy named James William Follis who was sheriff of Billings County, MT from 1899-1903. He owned a ranch on the bend of the Little Missouri River known as “The Little Oxbow”. PROVENANCE: Lewis Yearout 1992. Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Very good overall. Bbl retains about 20-30% orig blue finish especially in protected area along ejector. Ejector housing retains about 40% orig finish. Strong traces of orig finish are found in flutes of cylinder and small traces are found on trigger guard and back strap. Remainder is gray/silver with sharp markings and all matching SNs. 2-pc ivory grips accompanying gun fit fairly well with good patina. Functions well with good discernible rifling and bore. 4-53955 JS29 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 3135

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3147
Revised: 9/18/2014

Additional Information: James T. Lockwood served as a clerk to Asst. Attorney Genearl of Rhode Island Samual P. Colt and also during Colt’s service as Attorney General. It is a fact that Lockwood and Colt were colleagues in the field of Law from 1883-1887.

SCARCE CASED PRESENTATION COLT MODEL 1877 LIGHTNING SHERIFF’S MODEL DA REVOLVER.

SN 55499. Cal. 38 Colt. Nickel finish with 3-1/2″ bbl, integral half moon front sight and 2-line address. Left side of bbl has a faintly visible etched panel “COLT D.A. 38”. Left side of frame has 3-line patent dates and it is mounted with 2-pc hard rubber grips, pencil numbered to this revolver. Backstrap is inscribed in flowing block letters “JAS. T. LOCKWOOD, Esq., / COMPLIMENTS OF SAMAL. P. COLT / MAY 25/86”. Samuel Pomeroy Colt (1852-1921) was the nephew to his famous uncle, Samuel Colt who founded the Colt Firearms Dynasty. In 1875, at age 23 he was appointed military aide-de-camp to the Rhode Island governor and commissioned a colonel in the Rhode Island Militia. He graduated from Columbia Law School in 1876. That same year he was elected to the Rhode Island House of Representatives and in 1879 became assistant attorney general. In 1881 he was elected Rhode Island attorney general in which capacity he served four terms. In 1886 he founded the Industrial Trust Co., a financial organization where he served as its president until 1908. The company later became the Industrial National Bank, then Fleet Bank, and finally was merged into the Bank of America. In 1887 he was appointed as a receiver for the bankrupt National Rubber Co. which he reorganized and reopened in 1888 as the National India Rubber Co. In 1892 he merged that company and several others to form the United States Rubber Co. which later became Uniroyal. He served as president of that company from 1901-1918 when he became chairman of the board. He ran, unsuccessfully for governor of Rhode Island in 1903 and for U.S. Senate in 1905. He died Aug. 13, 1921. Accompanied by its orig black Moroccan leather covered beveled edged case that has red satin lining in the lid with black velvet in the bottom which is recessed for the revolver and a cleaning rod, which is missing. Left front corner has a red satin lined covered compartment and it has a red & white braided border with nickeled latches. Also accompanied by a Colt Factory letter which identifies this revolver in cal 38 Colt, with 3-1/2″ bbl, nickel finish, type of stock not listed and shipped to S.P. Colt, address unavailable on May 27, 1886 in a 3-gun shipment. A Google search disclosed no information regarding James T. Lockwood. CONDITION: Fine, all matching including grips. Overall retains about 96-97% restored nickel finish with a flaked spot on the bbl; trigger & hammer retain about 50% fire blue finish as do the screw heads. Grips are crisp. Mechanics are a little balky. The double action function does not appear to travel far enough to release, although it does work fine on single action. May just need cleaning. Strong bore with moderate pitting. Case shows moderate to heavy wear with some tattering along the corners & edges; satin lining is fine with bright color; black felt is lightly stained & soiled. 4-53533 JR83 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 3147

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3151
Revised: 10/1/2014

James D. Julia Auctioneers complies with all federal laws and regulations (Please review our Ivory Position Statement): As per the President’s Executive Order of February 2014, this item with its ivory is legal to sell and buy provided there is an ESA “Antique Certification” document proving the age. You must purchase an ESA in order to take possession of the ivory. If you wish to acquire the ivory after you purchase this gun, you must hire John Sexton, who is an independent consultant with the appropriate qualifications to prepare ESA certifications accepted by government agencies. John’s address is: 1962 Portage Landing North, North Palm Beach, FL 33408. ESA statements prepared by John Sexton can be acquired for a cost of $1,500.00/each. It is the buyer’s responsibility to make payment to John for the ESA statements. The documents are prepared by John and not by James D. Julia Auctioneers. Once the ESA statement is prepared and provided to Julia’s, you can have the ivory mounts. Be sure to keep a copy of your ESA certificate for your records also.

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*COLT MODEL 1878 FRONTIER SIX-SHOOTER DA REVOLVER AND ITHACA DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN THAT BELONGED TO DEPUTY SHERIFF T.J. CAHILL OF JOHNSON COUNTY, WYOMING WHO ASSISTED AT THE HANGING OF NOTORIOUS RANGE DETECTIVE TOM HORN.

These two firearms belonged to Johnson County, Wyoming Deputy Sheriff Thomas Joseph “T. Joe” Cahill who was a family friend of infamous Indian scout, tracker and range detective Tom Horn. Cahill was born in 1877 in Wyoming Territory and died in 1965 in Cheyenne. On November 20, 1903 Tom Horn was hanged for shooting a 14 year old boy named Willie Nickell, a crime which to this day is still disputed in Wyoming and other circles. It was never proven that Horn actually killed the boy but his reputation was so fearsome that the jury found him guilty anyway. He was reputed to have killed 30 to 50 men in a short period time, all homesteaders who were accused of cattle rustling by the large ranchers. Horn was employed by the Cattlemen’s Association and, in particular, the Iron Mountain Ranch and John Coble. Horn had requested that his friends, Deputy Sheriffs Proctor and Cahill escort him to the gallows, which they did and Horn was hanged with a rope he had braided himself in his cell while waiting for the appeals process to be completed. Cahill went on to become the Executive Secretary of the Dude Rancher’s Association headed up by Larry Larom who owned Valley Ranch outside of Cody, WY and was the first dude rancher in the country. Cahill was also very active in the rodeo circles, including the Madison Square Garden Rodeo 1928-1933. He then became Chief of Police in Cheyenne, 1934-1940. As of this writing no additional information is available regarding T. Joe Cahill. At one time these firearms were part of a large display of Cahill’s badges and accouterments, including a letter on Iron Mountain Ranch Company letterhead, a pair of boots inlaid “T Joe” and a small piece of the rope with which Tom Horn was hanged. The location of those articles are currently unknown but may have been destroyed in the Yearout house fire. 1) SN 22083. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Blue finish with 4-3/4″ bbl, slightly reduced front sight and 2-line address with etched panel “COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER” on the left side. Bottom of bbl has a tiny “44” and left front web of trigger guard is marked “44 CAL”. Butt of grip has a factory lanyard swivel. Mounted with 2-pc Rampant Colt hard rubber grips. Backstrap is engraved “T.J.C.”, the initials of Deputy Cahill. 2) SN 123611. Cal. 16 ga. A-grade Ithaca double bbl boxlock hammer shotgun with 28″ Damascus bbls & double ivory beads with extractors. Mounted with straight grain American walnut with checkered splinter forearm and Prince of Wales round knob stock with Ithaca Gun Co. monogrammed hard rubber buttplate. Top tang is engraved identically “T.J.C.” as the revolver. PROVENANCE: Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: 1) Very fine, all matching except grips which are unnumbered. Bbl & ejector housing retain about 92-93% strong orig blue with sharp, completely legible etched panel. Frame retains about 80% orig blue, showing edge wear and the rest of the losses from chemical staining. Backstrap is mostly a gray patina. Cyl is a blue gray patina. Grips are sound, showing light diamond point wear, turned chocolate on left side. Mechanics are fine. Bright shiny bore, shows very little actual use. 2) Very fine, all matching. Bbls retain 97-98% strong orig Damascus pattern with some slight thinning and light surface rust over the forearm area. Receiver retains about 60% strong case colors turned silver on the bottom and on the fences. Wood is sound with a couple small dings and retains most of its orig oil finish. Mechanics are fine. Bright shiny bores. 4-53939 JR273 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 3151

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3152
Revised: 10/1/2014

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EXTREMELY RARE COLT MODEL 1878 “OMNIPOTENT” REVOLVER.

SN 4924. 45 Cal. Among the true rarities of Colt Frontier era guns are the double action revolvers sold only by Kittredge & Co. of Cincinnati, Ohio with etched bbl markings “OMNIPOTENT”. Nickel finish with 7-1/2″ bbl cut to about 4-3/4″. Replaced front sight & 1-line block letter address with panel “OMNIPOTENT” on the left side. SN is found on the butt and on rear face of cylinder with last 3 digits of serial number. Two piece ivory grips. Left side front trigger bow web is stamped 45CAL. Base pin is orig type with dimpled ends. Gun conforms to other model 1878s with lanyard stud and loop in butt. Factory letter states gun finished in nickel, 7-1/2″ bbl 45 Cal., rubber grips and bbl marked “Omnipotent”; shipped to Kittredge January 22, 1881. There is a good article from the Colt Collectors Association newsletter written in the summer of 1997 by Don Wilkerson that details this model also noting all known shipments of “Omnipotent” guns to Kittredge. He further states the “OMNIPOTENT” bbl marking was created by Benjamin Kittredge who ordered the markings applied to 45 caliber model 1878 revolvers only sold by his firm and is the only non-caliber marking ever etched on any Colt model other than “Colt Frontier Six Shooter” on Single Actions. This marking was applied for The Kittredge Co. from Aug. 1878 to May 1882 with an estimated 154 revolvers so marked. According to correspondence in file of provenance from Lewis Yearout only 9 of these guns were known by SN and 2 had cut bbls including this gun. This information from article written in 1995 (submitted to Gun Report for publication) by Lewis Yearout which we don’t believe was published. John Parsons in his book The Peacemaker and its Rivals pictures on p. 72 a copy of an August 31, 1878 ad in the Army and Navy Journal for Kittredge listing this 45 Cal. Omnipotent priced at a hefty $25.00, almost $10.00 more than an SAA is found. This is a fine example of an “Omnipotent” revolver with 4-3/4″ bbl, ivory stocks with well discerned etched panel. PROVENANCE: Judge Robert Holter, Libby, MT. Lewis Yearout 1982. Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Very good to fine overall retaining about 40% nickel finish to bbl, ejector housing and cyl. Frame retains 10-20% orig finish with balance gray. Trigger guard retains about 80% orig nickel with gray/brown patina. Ejector housing has different patina as does side plate but both fit gun well. Replaced German silver sight has lower profile than the orig sight. Functionally gun works part of the time usually indexing cyl but not cocking hammer every time. Etched panel is all discernible though first letter is partly obliterated as can be seen in photos. Ivory stocks fit fairly well with fair patina. Rifling is sharp and discernible with pitting. 4-53961 JS57 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 3152

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3158
Revised: 10/2/2014

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*FINE COLT MODEL 1902 MILITARY SEMI-AUTO PISTOL.

SN 35560. Cal. 38 ACP. Blue finish with 6″ bbl, fixed sights with slide stop on left side and a lanyard swivel in left heel. Mounted with 2-pc smooth factory ivory grips with deep left & right Colt medallions. This is a standard production model with rear slide serrations and spur type hammer. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms there were approx. 18,000 of these fine pistols produced in the period 1902-1929. However, they remained in service well into the 1950s with target shooters due to their reliability and inherent accuracy. They were ultimately supplanted by the advent of accurized 1911s and other newer model pistol. Accompanied by one orig, unmarked, all blue magazine. PROVENANCE: Jerry Fountain; Robert Howard Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Slide retains 93-95% glossy orig charcoal blue with front edge and sharp edge wear and some light thinning on left side; frame retains 96-98% glossy orig charcoal blue with only faint sharp edge wear; hammer retains about all of its orig bright case colors; grips are sound with one small age line and retain a wonderful mellow ivory patina. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. May have been fired but if so very little. 4-51975 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 3158

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3160
Revised: 10/1/2014

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*EXTREMELY RARE ENGRAVED COLT PRE-WAR GOVERNMENT MODEL 38 SUPER MATCH SEMI-AUTO PISTOL.

SN 17109. Cal. 38 Super. Blue finish with 5″ bbl, standard thick fixed front sight and Stevens adjustable rear sight. Left side of slide has standard markings with last patent date 1913. Right side of slide is marked “MATCH / COLT SUPER .38 / AUTOMATIC” along with the Rampant Colt. SN is in usual place on right side of frame. Trigger is checkered as are the slide stop, thumb safety and arched spring housing. It has its orig long spur grip safety and short wide hammer spur. Hammer appears to be nickel finished, which has been previously observed on other factory automatics. This pistol is elaborately engraved from the factory, probably by Wilbur Glahn with about 70-75% coverage fine foliate arabesque patterns with pearled background. Mounted with factory smooth ivory grips and accompanied by one orig two-tone magazine with marked baseplate. Also accompanied by its orig hinged-lid, burgundy cardboard box with black and white end labels and a black and white over-label marked “ENGRAVED” and another tiny red and white over-label marked “IVORY”. Interior has a yellow and black over-label inside the lid “INSTRUCTION FOR ADJUSTING STEVENS REAR SIGHT”. Also included in the box is the orig gold and white with black lettering hang tag. Additionally accompanied by a Colt Factory Letter which identifies this pistol in cal 38 Super with 5″ bbl, blue finish, ivory stocks, and factory engraved, shipped to The Colt Company at the Camp Perry National Matches, Camp Perry, Ohio on August 26, 1935 in a one gun shipment to order #14359/2. Super 38 pistols in match configuration are very rare to begin with and engraved ones are extraordinarily rare. This may be a once in a lifetime chance to own such a pistol. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all matching, as new. Retaining virtually all of its crisp orig finish. May have been fired but if so very little. Grips are crisp, as are the mechanics. Bright shiny bore. Box has a compression fracture and repair in the top left front corner, shows edge wear with some minor burgundy paper losses. Interior is yellowed and lightly soiled. 4-51439 JR179 (40,000-60,000) – Lot 3160

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3166
Revised: 9/28/2014

Please note: The barrel is not “Civilian” but is in fact original “National Match” barrel and so marked. The pistol also has rare “Schwartz” safety.

*RARE WWII COLT GOVERNMENT MODEL NATIONAL MATCH SEMI-AUTO PISTOL.

SN C199689. Cal. 45 ACP. Blue finish with 5″ Civilian bbl. Slide has fixed sights with standard Colt patent and address markings on left side and “NATIONAL MATCH COLT AUTOMATIC / CALIBRE .45″ with Rampant Colt. Right side of frame is marked in small letters “GOVERNMENT MODEL” over the SN “C199689”. It mounted with fully checkered walnut grips and has a long spur grip safety with checkered arched spring housing. Accompanied by magazine marked “COLT / 45 AUTO” on base. This is last year of production for the National Match pistol (1941) at a time when target shooting was at its height and WWII furor just beginning. It is very rare to find one of these pistols in completely orig configuration with high orig finish. PROVENANCE: Bob Wengert, Helena, MT. Lewis Yearout 1963. Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Slide retains 97-98% crisp orig blue with slight muzzle edge wear and faint sharp edge wear. Frame retains 98-99% crisp orig blue with a few small stains. Hammer face shows very little evidence of use. Grips show little edge wear with crisp checkering. Mag is crisp and bright blue. Mechanics are fine. Bright shiny bore. 4-53932 JS85 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 3166

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3175
Revised: 10/4/2014

Additional information: Serial number 551 is chambered for 32 S&W rifle cartridge, but will accept other cartridges. Serial number 2616 is chambered for the shorter 32/44 cartridge.

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BRACE OF ENGRAVED SMITH & WESSON NO.3 TARGET SINGLE ACTION REVOLVERS WITH CASE.

SN 551 & 2616. Cal 32-44. Revolvers are virtually identical with 6-1/2″ ribbed bbls, one has orig front sight & the other a replacement Lyman ivory bead front sight. They are mounted with Smith & Wesson embossed, diamond checkered hard rubber grips. Right grip on #2616 is hand inscribed “BURT MOOREHOUSE / BENTON / MICH” and “1895” on the inside. Revolvers are identically after-market engraved with foliate & floral patterns with pearled background. Lands between the flutes on the cylinders are engraved to match with matching patterns on the backstraps. Accompanied by a converted oak silverware case that has an empty brass shield in the lid & is lined with a beige velvet, compartmented in the bottom for the revolvers and empty cartridge block, a wood handle cleaning rod, a small wooden box with cleaning patches and what appears to be a full box of Winchester 32-44 gallery cartridges sealed in plastic and was not opened. Also included is one 320 cal. Smith & Wesson revolving carbine rnd. PROVENANCE: Collection of John Montague. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall revolvers retain virtually all of their strong custom nickel finish; grips show light to moderate wear; mechanics are fine; bbl address on #2616 was obliterated in the refinish process; that revolver has a bright shiny bore. #551 has strong bore with fine pitting; case, box of ammo & accessories are fine. 4-54393 JR165 (6,000-10,000) – Lot 3175

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3185
Revised: 10/1/2014

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THIS GUN IS BEING SOLD WITHOUT THE IVORY MOUNTS. YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE THE IVORY AT THE TIME OF YOUR PURCHASE. IF YOU WISH TO ACQUIRE THE IVORY ITEMS, YOU MUST PURCHASE AN ESA “ANTIQUE EXEMPTION” CERTIFICATE. NO EXCEPTIONS!

ENGRAVED REMINGTON NEW MODEL ARMY PERCUSSION REVOLVER.

SN 114470. Cal 44. Silver finish with 8” oct bbl, pinched post front sight and usual 3-line address on top bbl flat. Mounted with smooth, well patinated 2-pc ivory grips. Revolver is engraved in the New York style quite possibly by L.D. Nimschke with about 50% coverage fine foliate arabesque patterns that have fine pearled background. Engraving patterns extend over the side flats of the bbl, down the backstrap with geometric patterns on the buttstrap. Cylinder has full circumference engraving in matching patterns. Lever is engraved in about 2″ matching pattern. Very fine condition and like a handful of martial Colts seen engraved in New York after the war this Remington falls in that same genre as a sub-inspector letters can still be discerned externally on a few parts. Appears orig and authentic in every regard and is a beautiful example of a Civil War issued sidearm being custom engraved possibly by Nimschke circa 1870. There is accompanying notarized letter stating the purported history back to 1934 which is possible, letter should be read in online catalog. PROVENANCE: Larry Larom, Cody, WY. Don Nichols 1968. Lewis Yearout 1990. Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Fine to very fine, overall retains about all orig silver plating, engraving crisp and well discerned. This gun was not engraved or plated on a brand new gun but was done on a gun that had seen some use as there is light pitting seen under plating especially on bbl but this would be expected as is seen in other New York style engraved guns of Civil War martial pistols. Grips are fine and well fit with numerous small scratches as expected; there is a glued repair internally to left grip such that a new screw escutcheon is retained. Right grip has a 1″ chip repair and another large sliver chip in same grip near frame as can be seen in photos. Right grip has less patina and may be a replacement or simply was displayed with right side down and not exposed to light. Right grip has an internal scratched marking “DL SPACKMAN 1925”. Mechanics are fine. Strong sharp bore with crisp rifling. 4-53949 JS47 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 3185

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3265
Revised: 9/28/2014

Please note: Flag dimension are 68″ x 53″ including hoist and fringe. Also, according to information supplied by noted flag researcher and historian Greg Biggs, this is only the second Ft. Donelson captured flag to surface privately owned. Mr. Biggs can provide a report on all known Ft. Donelson flags in museum collections to prospective buyer.

CONFEDERATE FIRST NATIONAL FLAG CAPTURED AT BATTLE OF FORT DONELSON AND DESCENDED IN FAMILY OF CAPTAIN (LATER BREV. BRIG. GENERAL) HIRAM DEVOL 36TH OHIO INFANTRY.

SN NSN. This well provenanced flag is entirely hand sewn with great colors and patina which has a contemporary pinned ink note stating the capture at “Ft. Donaldson” (sic) February 16, 1862. There are several documented captured Confederate flags from this engagement and being such early war they often have interesting home spun elements and the same occurs here. No Donelson captured flags were ever turned in to the War Dept. Greg Biggs a leading American flag historian states there are accounts of a couple of flags being thrown into the Cumberland River and one being burned by Union veterans on their way to reunion as the mere sight of it upset them so. Flag is a mix of silk, cotton and wool with a fringe on the fly. The eleven stars are double appliqué. Each individually edged in silk. Stars are in an intriguing configuration of 7-stars in a circle and 4-stars on the lower inside quadrant. I have never seen this unique configuration before. This flag has an additional tag reiterating “Captured at Ft. Donelson” on a merchandise tag of “Hiram F. Devol, dealer in General Merchandise and Produce, Waterford, OH”, a business that Devol had late in life (circa 1900). Hiram Fosdick Devol had a stellar military career in the 36th Ohio Inf during the Civil War. Hiram enlisted August 13, 1861 serving the entire war mustering out in July of 1865 at Wheeling, WV as a Colonel and was Breveted Brigadier General July 30, 1865. From a regimental synopsis published online, “The 36th Ohio was a fighting regiment that saw significant action during the war. Regiment was organized at Marietta, from July 30 to Aug. 31, 1861, to serve for three years. It first saw service in western Virginia and remained there until the spring of 1862. At the battle of Lewisburg in May, 1862, the 36th and 44th, containing in the aggregate not more than 1,200 effective men, repelled the attack of the enemy and in 20 minutes the Confederates were driven back over the summit of the hill, utterly routed, with a loss of 60 killed and left upon the field, 175 prisoners, 4 pieces of artillery, and 300 stands of small arms, besides a very large number of wounded whom they hurriedly carried off the field. The 36th lost 7 killed, 44 wounded and 5 captured on picket. In the second battle of Bull Run the regiment was held in reserve and on the evening of that defeat performed signal service in arresting stragglers and fugitives from the battle, thus preventing thousands from hurrying back to Washington and creating a panic of dismay similar to that after the first battle of Bull Run. At Frederick, Md., in advance of the rest of the army, it had a brisk skirmish with Confederate cavalry, the rear-guard of Lee’s army. It was actively engaged in the battle of South Mountain, where with the brigade it made a memorable bayonet charge, by which the enemy was so scattered and routed that he never rallied on that part of the field again. It was actively engaged in the battle of Antietam, but the loss here was small, its exposure being chiefly to artillery fire. Being transferred to the western field of operations in the spring of 1863, it participated in the Tullahoma campaign, and took part in the sharp engagement with the enemy at Hoover’s gap. The casualty list of the regiment shows a sad loss in the battle of Chickamauga, 70 brave and gallant soldiers yielded up their lives for their country. The regiment participated in the memorable coup de main resulting in the capture of Brown’s ferry, and took part in the victory at Missionary Ridge, in which it lost 83 men. Early in 1864, the regiment re-enlisted, furloughed home, and at the expiration of the 30 days it was sent to its old field of operations in West Virginia. In May a severe engagement occurred at Cloyd’s Mountain, in which the Confederates were driven from their works and 2 pieces of artillery were captured. It then participated in the ill-fated expedition against Lynchburg and the harassing retreat from that place. In the sharp little fight at Kabletown the regiment lost 3 men killed and 4 wounded, and at Kernstown both regiment and division lost heavily, retreating from the field in disorder. At Halltown the brigade of which the 36th formed a part was on two occasions, and the division at another, sent out to reconnoiter and develop the strength and position of the enemy, which was successfully accomplished each time, many prisoners being captured but not without heavy loss in killed and wounded. On Sept. 3, the little Army of West Virginia had a severe engagement of 4 hours’ duration at Berryville and the 36th distinguished itself as much in this battle, perhaps, as in any other of the war, its loss in killed and wounded being 25. In the battle of the Opequan it occupied the right of the army and lost 33 killed and wounded. At Fisher’s hill it lost but 4 men wounded, and at Cedar creek 22 killed and wounded. The regiment was mustered out at Wheeling, W.Va., July 27, 1865.” The 36th Ohio was not at Ft. Donelson nor was Devol. Devol was however well known and well connected politically post-war and somehow obtained this rare relic from Ft. Donelson even attaching his own tag and his granddaughter even thought he captured it based on family lore. Regardless of how this flag ended up in the General’s family it is a rare and desirable early captured Confederate company or regimental flag. PROVENANCE: Hiram Fosdick Devol. Harriet Lyon (granddaughter), 1960. CONDITION: COND: Flag is sound and solid with many small holes probably from insects mostly on white strip as can be seen in photographs. There is a 3” gap of missing fringe on fly end. Flag was framed and glued down to a piece of paper on edges and there are remnants of paper which could easily be removed by conservator as can be seen in photos of reverse side. Flag overall can be handled and folded with no fear of fracture except to the thin silk trim around each individual star. 4-54411 JS262 (15,000-20,000) – Lot 3265

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3276
Revised: 10/2/2014

Please note: One party contacted us and stated this Dillard sword was originally sold without a scabbard. Another party shared with us that there was more than one Dillard sword that have come to market. The only thing we will guarantee is that this sword is accompanied by a “genuine period confederate scabbard”.

RARE CONFEDERATE STAFF OFFICER’S SWORD MADE BY LOUIS HAIMAN, COLUMBUS, GEORGIA FOR MAJOR FRANCIS DILLARD.

SN NSN. Louis Haiman of Columbus, Georgia, was one of the largest Confederate sword manufacturers making many enlisted fighting swords. Officer’s swords are, however scarce and this particular type with cast “CS” letters in a turn-down guard is quite rare with less than 20 examples known. This sword has etched panel presentation to Maj. Francis W. Dillard who was Quarter Master in the Confederate Army. Dillard entered Confederate service August 1, 1861 and died in service “from overwork and exhaustion” on February 27, 1865. It is interesting to read his will where he is leaving sums of Confederate money and bonds to his family which would leave family penniless just after war’s end not long after his death. A Columbus newspaper obituary states Dillard was Chief Quarter Master in Columbus, GA. An interesting quote found in the official records in a letter from Henry Wirz commandant of the Andersonville Prison who requested sheet iron for use of prisoners cooking was told, “Sheet-iron should be used for our army, and not for Yankees”. This particular pattern is thought to be the most beautiful and ornate of Confederate swords by many collectors and rarely offered. This sword is accompanied by a file of research including a copy of his will and articles concerning Dillard. There is also an orig Confederate Quarter Master requisition signed by Dillard in February 1864 on his personalized official printed forms. PROVENANCE: Greene Museum of Southern History. CONDITION: Sword measures 36″ overall with 30-1/2″ blade with unstopped fuller. Blade is gray overall with staining and pitting especially at last several inches where scabbard was broken and blade extended unprotected. Etched panels are mostly discernible though partially obscured by pitting. Maj. Dillard’s name is discernible in a central panel but markings under his name could not be deciphered by me though most of the letters can be seen. Etched panels including “CSA” on a guidon are seen along with “DEO VINDICE” in a wreath though weak. A full standing infantryman measures over an inch tall walks over the makers mark “L. HAMAN & BRO COLUMBUS G” (note the misspelling of Haiman). Hilt exhibits mustard colored patina with traces of orig gold plating in protected areas and a large lead repair between knuckle bow and pommel. Grip retains about 20% of its orig leather and its orig woven twisted brass wire wrap otherwise carved grip has hand worn patina with longitudinal crack and several small chips and reductions as can be seen in photos. Accompanying orig scabbard is missing drag and blade protrudes about 3-1/2″. Leather body which is dry but sound has about half the length of its seam opened, brass throat and middle mount show light brass patina, top mount is missing ring stud. 4-54265 JS223 (20,000-40,000) – Lot 3276

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3296
Revised: 9/28/2014

Please note: The toothpick is missing from the lot.

ARCHIVE OF LOT ABRAHAM 4TH IOWA CAVALRY WHO COMMANDED LAST UNION ASSAULT OF THE CIVIL WAR ON CONFEDERATE FORT, APRIL 16, 1865 TO CAPTURE COLUMBUS, GEORGIA.

SN 28591. This is a wonderful archive that had great meaning to the Greene Museum as Capt. Abraham commanded the 4th Iowa fully a week after Lee’s surrender to capture Columbus, GA on the exact site of the Greene Museum. This lot includes his Spencer carbine, hid Cavalry Officer’s saber, many photographs and personal items. Lot Abraham, Co. D, 4th Iowa Cavalry was a veteran of many campaigns coming into the last Union victory of the war in Georgia & Alabama. He originally entered service in Sept of 1861 as a Sergeant, he was promoted to Lt. July 1, 1862 and finally to Capt. in January, 1863. He was frequently in command of his battalion and often his regiment. According to the official records Abraham was recommended for brevet promotion for gallantry at Selma, AL and Columbus, GA by his commanding officer. Included in this grouping is his Spencer carbine which was unusual for officers to carry but many western Cavalry officers were known to fight along side their men with carbines. This is an early manufactured carbine SN 28591 in fine “as found” condition. His Cavalry Officers saber is made by Sauerbier of Newark, NJ and has distinct features of this manufacturer including spanner nut pommel attachment and pen knife type blade with unstopped fuller often confused as Confederate manufacture. Blade exhibits 20″ etched patriotic panels on either side. This higher grade sword has shark skin grip wrap, decorated hilt and relief mounted scabbard. His belt plate which is a standard Model 1851 with eagle has his initials and unit scratched onto hook in back. There is a fine 4-stage field telescope which measures about 17″ extended with a 1-1/4″ main lens in excellent condition retaining its orig leather cover, both lens protectors and tarred canvas case. Optics are excellent. Also in this group is a silver pocket watch, pocket knife, two razors, a cased writing pen with mother of pearl tip and gilded brass body with a gold nib along with another portion of a pen with same mother of pearl end and letter written by Abraham on Christmas Eve, 1862 on patriotic stationary. There are two tin types of Abraham in uniform, one as Capt. and another in a different uniform either as Capt. or Lt. There are several photos of Lot postwar wearing reunion & GAR badges. There is a folding carved bone comb, a small carved 3-bladed folding ivory toothpick. There is a 1-1/2″ dia compass, an enlisted US belt buckle that appears like an early battlefield pickup, possibly found by Abraham at a reunion on a visited battlefield. There are two orig Spencer cartridges and misc. post-war photographs of him and his family along with other family members. Abraham’s family donated most of Lot Abraham’s wartime letters, diaries and documents to the University of Iowa Library in 1962. This wonderful, historical archive of a hard fighting Union Cavalryman in the western theatre of war will probably never be duplicated. Abraham’s diary accounts of these last battles should be read. PROVENANCE: Lot Abraham (1838-1920). John Gilbert Abraham (1866-1944). Fred Barger Abraham (1891-1965). Howard John Abraham (1918-1994). Mrs. Cecil Henrietta Carnahan-Abraham. Greene Museum of Southern History. CONDITION: Spencer carbine is very good overall appearing “as found” with gray metal, crisp markings good bore with discernible rifling and pitting. Gun is missing blades of rear sight though base still intact. Stocks are sound and solid with a hair line crack extending about 3″ from carbine bar just above a discernible inspector’s cartouche. Stocks exhibit numerous small scratches, dents and dings with hand worn patina. Saber is very good overall. Blade is gray with some areas of orig luster and etched panels are mostly discernible, scattered areas of staining and pitting. A few small nicks in cutting edge from use. Scabbard is sound and solid. Iron body retains traces of org finish with pitting. Brass mounts and hilt have rich red/chocolate colored patina. Sharks skin grip is worn and chipped at high areas thought mostly intact with orig twisted brass wire. Top ring mount is worn through and two later sword belt straps have been added for display purposes. Other items in this grouping are very good to fine as described. 4-53743 JS300 (10,000-20,000) – Lot 3296

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3318
Revised: 9/28/2014

Please note: This is not part of the collection of Dr. Douglas Sirkin.

EARLY 1779 EAST INDIA COMPANY MUSKET BY NICHOLSON.

Cal. 75. 38-1/2″ rnd bbl. This musket is in its “as found” condition (in the black) and exhibits no evidence of modern repairs or restoration. It even carries it matching, marked “spring-catch” bayonet. This is a classic “India” pattern Brown Bess, the lock being engraved “NICHOLSON 1779” with the East India Co. seal. Also, the top of the bbl is engraved “NICHOLSON 1779” and the East Indian Seal. The bayonet is also engraved “NICHOLSON 1779” with the East India seal. The bayonet is also marked “HARVEY”. Walnut stock has classic 3rd Model brass hardware, and it is uncommon to find a marked, matching bayonet (dated) corresponding to the bbl and the lock. Right side of the stock is impressed with the East India seal while the buttplate is engraved “No. 47″ PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Douglas Sirkin. CONDITION: Stock and hardware heavily patinated, stock shows all orig finish, surfaces of iron components are heavily oxidized but smooth. There is a forearm split, approx 11” long with a small missing sliver. Cock is flat surfaced and may be an in-period replacement. This regimentally marked musket is complete and in “as found” condition which makes this even more significant. 4-51329 SDH6 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 3318

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3319
Revised: 9/18/2014

Please note correction: The Regiment number faintly engraved on top of the barrel should read “52”, not “59” as stated in the catalog. The 52nd Regiment also participated in the American Revolution.

IMPORTANT REGIMENTALLY MARKED BRITISH OFFICERS FUSIL.

Cal. 69. 42″ rnd “hook-breech” bbl, bbl is faintly engraved in script “59” (for the 59th Regt.) on the top of bbl, and a company and rack number “E-53” on the top of buttplate. Walnut stock has its orig finish, with a typical raised apron around the bbl tang. The Ketland & Co. lock which is the ori flintlock and the stock has the 2nd Model type of Brown Bess brass hardware with three “trumpet-mouthed” upper ramrod pipes, orig sling swivels and ramrod, while the wrist has a simple oval escutcheon. Most likely a post-revolutionary war Fusil that may have been left behind during the war of 1812. As noted in the book of “Small Arms of the British Forces in America 1664-1815” by DeWitt Bailey, Ph.D., the 59th foot was at the Battle of Plattsburg. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Douglas Sirkin. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl is bright with coating of oil or wax. Age split at the comb and diagonal age split in front of the lock, usual normal wear, nicks & dings. 4-49989 SDH5 (4,000-8,000) – Lot 3319

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3323
Revised: 9/28/2014

Please note: This is not part of the collection of Dr. Douglas Sirkin.

VERY EARLY HUDSON VALLEY FOWLER.

Cal. 70. 58″ oct to rnd bbl (two stage), with a walnut stock with bold relief-carvings around the bbl tang, lock & side plate, and trigger guard, and an especially bold serpentine forearm molding, forestock molding, with ribbed ramrod pipes, a repousse wrist escutcheon. The walnut stock has a pleasing, mellow surface, and an exceptionally fine brass, vine-scrolled/pierced sideplate. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Douglas Sirkin. CONDITION: Very good, excluding the restoration. 9″ of bbl & forestock have been lengthened. Flintlock is orig; however, there is a crude 1/2″ brasstouch-hole “bushing” on the bbl of a later vintage. There is a 4-1/2″ sliver replaced in front of lock. 4-51331 SDH4 (8,000-10,000) – Lot 3323

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3338
Revised: 9/28/2014

Please note: There is debate in the Kentucky Rifle Collector fraternity as to whether this is J. Shriver the elder or the younger. Please make your own decision before buying.

IMPORTANT AND VERY RARE RELIEF CARVED CURLY MAPLE LITTLESTOWN SCHOOL RIFLE SIGNED BY J. SHRIVER THE ELDER.

Cal. 54. Overall length 58-3/4″, 4-1/2″ x 1-5/8″ buttplate. 43″ full oct rifled bbl signed “J. Shriver” in brass inlet into top bbl flat. This curly maple stocked rifle has a 4-pc engraved brass patchbox with 6 piercings and a raised lid. The rifle has very nice C scroll relief carving forward and rear of the cheekpiece and is nicely relief carved around the bbl tang. There is worn low relief carving evident behind the rear ramrod pipe which flows into very nice paneling along the forend of the bbl to the nosecap. The brass nosecap is engraved in a chevron design. Elaborate 4-1/2″ engraved toeplate is attached by brass wire to an engraved brass inlay, giving an appearance of a flower with a stem emanating from the toeplate. The brass cheekpiece inlay is an engraved 8-pointed star held in place by a wood screw and there is a 4″ brass engraved inlay under the cheekpiece, also held in place by a wood screw. The 1781 tax record of Mt. Pleasant Township, York County, lists a John Srivir as a gunsmith. In the Christ Reformed Cemetery about a mile from Littlestown, where the two Jacob Sells are buried, is a tombstone for a Jacob Schreiver, who was born August 9, 1752 and died in 1783. Kindig believes this may be Shriver the elder gunsmith. In this rifle the comb is set off from the wrist with a little detail of carving as are the three Shriver’s pictured in Kindig’s book. There are very few guns known to exist by J. Shriver the elder. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Douglas Sirkin. CONDITION: Excellent throughout. There is some wood replaced around the lock panel. 4-49804 (30,000-50,000) – Lot 3338

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3459
Revised: 10/1/2014

James D. Julia Auctioneers complies with all federal laws and regulations (Please review our Ivory Position Statement): The ivory on this item is one hundred years old or more and is accompanied by an ESA attesting to this. When you purchase this firearm inclusive of ivory, we will receive the ESA statement. As per the President’s Executive Order of 2014, provided the ivory is over one hundred years old and can be proven by an ESA certification, it is legal to sell, buy, and export.

YOU ARE BUYING THIS GUN COMPLETE WITH ITS IVORY WHICH IS ONE HUNDRED YEARS OLD AND AN ESA “ANTIQUE CERTIFICATION” WILL ACCOMPANY THIS.

FINE AND VERY RARE PAIR OF DUTCH FLINTLOCK IVORY STOCKED WENDER PISTOLS BY JACOB KOSTER (S), MAASTRICHT CIRCA 1695 AND LATER.

SN NSN. In the late 17th century ivory was an extremely rare and costly commodity and only used on the most luxurious pistols characteristically in Maastricht in the Netherlands by famous gun makers such as Johan Louroux and Jacob Koster (s). The worldwide reach of the VOC, the Dutch East India Company, gave the Maastricht masters unprecedented access to supplies of perfect large elephant tusks. There are only 100 or so original pairs of ivory stocked flintlock pistols extant. This pair is made even more desirable being of turn over or ‘wender’ form. The locks are of convex form, finely and deeply engraved with grotesque face at the tail and the maker’s name I (J) Kosters behind the swan neck cocks. The cocks are finely embellished with a tulip. The octagonal to round barrels are deeply engraved with flowers and tulips in the Dutch fashion at the breech. Each lock has its own frizzen well moulded and engraved en suite with its own pan. The steel triggerguards are split to enable the mechanism to turn the barrels. The ivory stocks comprise butt and fore-end. The fore-ends relatively plain and pierced for the ivory ramrods. The butts are beautifully carved in the round with a fierce mustachioed warrior wearing a helmet decorated with acanthus leaves. A similar pair also wender pistols is illustrated on page 523 of the William Locke Collection. The stocks on both of these pairs of pistols may well be of a later date than the metalwork this despite a letter from the highly esteemed Claude Blair authenticating the Locke pair. The exact dating of many ivory stocked pistols is a matter of considerable controversy with experts often in disagreement. These pistols are works of art regardless of date and should be recognized as such. Notes: Ivory stocked Dutch flintlock pistols are perhaps the most sought after of all flintlocks and this pair is a most attractive example despite the possibility the ivory is not of 17th century date. The greatest collector of Dutch pistols, the late Henk Visser, donated his entire group of ivory stocked pistols to the Dutch nation. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Douglas Sirkin. CONDITION: Metalwork is crisp, bright, and clean throughout. The ivory stocks show a fine aged patina with the expected minor shrinkage cracks characteristic of ivory stocked pistols. 4-49942 (10,000-20,000) – Lot 3459

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3467
Revised: 10/2/2014

Please note: The catalog listing notes ivory. This is absolutely not the case. Careful examination proves this to be bone. Subsequently, there are no restrictions on the sale of this gun.

GERMAN TARGET RIFLE DATED 1795.

Cal. 58. 46″ long full oct bbl, rifled, full walnut stock with elaborate relief carving behind the tang, behind and in front of the cheek piece and around the comb. Top of bbl is engraved with “CLF 1795”. The sliding wood patchbox cover has a beautifully engraved “ivory” overlay attached atop. The engraved lid shows a hunter, a boar, and the center figure being a winged dragon. On the cheek piece is an inlaid ebony and Ivory compass star and there are brass mountings, dbl set triggers, orig sling swivels, as well as an orig flint lock with a “dog” catch. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Douglas Sirkin. CONDITION: Stock has orig finish, there is a 2-1/2″ splice on the forend. A 2″ diagonal sliver replacement on the front of the lock. 4-49756 SDH14 (7,500-12,500) – Lot 3467

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3485
Revised: 10/2/2014

Please note: Dr. Sirkin kept detailed notes on most of his guns. The note on this gun specifically states “Ex Collection Warren Thomas Lewis, Evergreen, Colorado”. However, Tom just contacted us and indicates that he never recollected owning this gun.

IMPORTANT AND VERY RARE BRASS MOUNTED LONG ENGLISH FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL SIGNED N. PARIS (NICHOLAS PARIS) ONE OF THE RENOWNED LATE 17TH CENTURY HUGUENOT GUNMAKERS CIRCA 1690.

This splendid English pistol from the first great period of English gunmaking is by Nicholas Paris senior whose working dates in Warwick, England are 1680 to his death in 1716. Paris was a clockmaker as well as gunmaker and made guns for Lord Leigh. The lock is of an early convex form with simple but elegant scroll engraving including the maker’s name “N. Paris, Warwick”, the swan neck cock engraved en suite. The long barrel is made with four stages, the octagonal breech signed N. Paris, Warwick, the second stage sixteen sided, the third round separated from the fourth, also round by decorative rings. The brass mounts comprise long spurred buttcap engraved with characteristic “strawberry leaf” designs and the pommel with cast and chased lion mask, thumbpiece engraved with family coat of arms, possibly Lord Leigh, triggerguard, two turned ramrod pipes, and highly stylized and beautiful pierced sideplate in dragon or serpent form. The highly figured stump maple fullstock is relief carved with decorative panels around rear ramrod pipe and lock extending backward around barrel tang. Notes: Any intact pistol by one of England’s great 17th century Huguenot gunmakers is important. The outstanding condition of the present example by Nicholas Paris makes it even more so. This pistol is of museum quality throughout and would be a major addition to any collection of English flintlock pistols. PROVENANCE: Warren Tom Lewis, Evergreen, CO; Collection of Dr. Douglas Sirkin. CONDITION: Metal is polished bright but showing little wear, Brass mounts are very fine with sharp engraving. Stump maple fullstock rates excellent throughout with few compression dents and no major repairs. 4-49798 (6,000-12,000) – Lot 3485

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