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

Auction: October 7th-9th, 2014

Preview: October 3rd-6th, 2014

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2000

VERY RARE SMITH AND WESSON NO. 1 VOLCANIC LEVER ACTION PISTOL.

SN 6A. Cal. 31. Usual configuration with 4″ oct to rnd bbl that has integral magazine with full ribs and pinched post front sight. Fixed rear sight is in top flat of the frame. Oct section of bbl has the usual markings on the top three flats. Mounted with smooth, 2-pc, bag shaped rosewood grips that, although without visible numbers, there is no doubt that they originated with this pistol. SN was observed on the bottom of carrier arm, left side of buttstrap under the grip, left side of hammer and right side of lever. No additional disassembly was effected to check for additional matching numbers. Frame, sideplate, backstrap and rear edge of hammer are engraved in light foliate arabesque patterns. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms there were only about 1,200 of these rare pistols produced in the period of 1854-1855. They were the first successful magazine repeating pistols and the early predecessor to the Winchester lever action dynasty which began with the purchase of the succeeding Volcanic Repeating Arms Co, which subsequently became the Henry Arms Co and, in 1866, Winchester Repeating Arms Co. These early Smith and Wesson pistols are almost never found in orig configuration or with high orig finish. CONDITION: Very good, all matching. Frame and sideplates retain a thin plummy blue patina with areas of gray patina showing through. Bbl retains 60-70% plummy blue patina with gray metal exposed on the loading sleeve. Loading sleeve also has fine pitting. Grips are sound, showing heavy wear with some minor chips around right escutcheon. Muzzle of bbl has been lightly dressed. Mechanics are fine. Strong bore with some shine and light pitting. 4-47890 JR190 (15,000-20,000) – Lot 2000

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2000a

RARE ENGRAVED SMITH & WESSON NO 1 SMALL FRAME LEVER ACTION PISTOL.

SN 349. Cal. 31. This gun exhibits a 4-3/16″ bbl, which is properly marked “CAST-STEEL”, “SMITH & WESSON, NORWICH, CT” and “PATENT/FEB. 14, 1854” over the top, left and right flats of bbl lug. SN 349 is found on several parts including lever, trigger, frame and both stocks internally. Gun appears all orig and no further disassembly was effected to check for additional matching numbers. Frame and backstrap are florally engraved typical of other guns in this series. Gun retains none of its orig finish though metal exhibits a smooth gray surface overall. These scarce guns based, on Smith & Wesson’s patents, were made in 1854 & 1855 in both large and small frame varieties of which about 1,200 guns were produced total. Norm Flayderman states, in his iconic “Guide To American Arms”, “An important pioneer arm to both Smith & Wesson and Winchester collectors, the quite limited production total makes these pistols highly prized and difficult to obtain”. PROVENANCE: Bobby Smith. Collection of John Montague. CONDITION: This gun overall is in good to very good condition being overall gray with scattered areas of staining and pitting. Spring loaded guide functions well as does rest of gun mechanically. Stocks are fine and solid retaining about 70-80% of their varnish finish with several scattered small dings and dents and wear at high areas. There are numerous small dings and dents on bottom of frame at moving breech as can be seen in photos. Good discernible rifling in bore with pitting. Accompanying casing is for display purposes only but fits gun quite nicely as can be seen in photos. Case has a functional key. 4-54367 JS207 (8,000-12,000) – Lot 2000a

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2001

RARE SMITH & WESSON #1 LEVER ACTION PISTOL.

SN 252 H. Cal. 31. All cast steel pistol with 4-1/8″ oct to rnd bbl, pinched pin front sight and fixed rear sight in top flat of frame. Top flat of bbl has the 2-line “SMITH & WESSON / NORWICH. CT.” address with “CAST – STEEL” on the right side flat and “PATENT / FEB. 14. 1854” on the left flat. Mounted with smooth 2-pc, bag shaped rosewood grips matching numbered to this pistol. Frame is engraved in typical volcanic patterns consisting of foliate arabesque scrolls with foliate patterns on the top side flats and forward of the ejection port. Rear edge of hammer is engraved to match the sides and backstrap is engraved in foliate & floral patterns. The serial number was observed on the left side of front strap, under the grip, inside each grip and right side of lever. Removing left side plate disclosed matching numbers on both side plates, the left toggle link and left side of firing pin boss. No further disassembly was effected to check for additional matching numbers. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms there were only about 1200 of these rare pistols produced during the period 1854-1855 at which time Smith & Wesson sold the patents and the company became the Volcanic Arms Co. which was then purchased by Oliver Winchester and became New Haven Arms Co. The design then evolved into the Model 1860 Henry rifle which subsequently became Winchester Repeating Arms Co. CONDITION: Very good. No orig finish remains being an overall grey metal patina with a few minor nicks on the bbl & magazine tube; grips are sound and retain about 75% orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with fine pitting. 4-51328 (11,000-16,000) – Lot 2001

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2002

RARE SMITH & WESSON #2 LEVER ACTION REPEATING PISTOL.

SN 129. Cal. 41. Cast steel Navy sized pistol with 8″ oct to rnd bbl, pinched post front sight and fixed rear sight attached to top flat of receiver. Top flat of bbl is marked with the 3-line Smith & Wesson address and “PATENT”. Mounted with 2-pc smooth ebony grips matching numbered to this pistol. Frame & side plates are lightly engraved in foliate arabesque scrolls. Top of the frame on each end of the ejection port, rear edge of hammer and heel of the backstrap are matching engraved. Serial number was observed on the left side of the buttstrap under the grip, side of hammer and in pencil inside the left grip. No further disassembly was effected to check for additional matching numbers throughout. Accompanied by a Smith & Wesson factory letter which identifies this pistol as having been produced in 1854 and sold through the J. Dixon Co., the sole agent for Smith & Wesson at that time. Also accompanied by copies of eight pages of research accomplished by consignor which includes photographs of internal parts showing matching serial numbers. According to various publications there were fewer than 500 of these rare pistols produced during the period 1854-1855 in two different bbl lengths. In 1855 the design was purchased from Smith & Wesson and the name changed to The Volcanic Repeating Arms Co., which subsequently evolved into the New Haven Arms Co., then became the Henry Arms Company and from that became the Winchester Repeating Arms Company. CONDITION: Fine, all matching including grips. Bbl & magazine tube retain a medium blue/brown patina with stronger appearing blue just forward of the octagon section; frame, lever & hammer are grey metal patina; grips show moderate to heavy wear but are completely sound. Mechanics are fine; strong bright bore, frosted in the grooves. 4-51327 JR12 (25,000-35,000) – Lot 2002

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2003

EXCEEDINGLY RARE FACTORY CASED AND ENGRAVED NEW HAVEN VOLCANIC 25″ LEVER ACTION CARBINE.

SN 73. Cal. 41. This is the rarest Volcanic carbine known with less than twenty 25″ carbines having been produced. This extraordinarily rare cased 25″ carbine is the only cased Volcanic carbine of this Bbl length known to exist. Bbl is 25″ with arched German silver front sight and Volcanic, wheel adjustable rear sight in the dovetail in top of frame. Bbl has a 1-line New Haven address & patent date. Mounted with uncheckered, nicely figured American walnut with straight grip and silver plated brass buttplate. Left side of buttstock has the pronounced “Henry bump”. SN was observed on left side of the bottom tang under the wood, on buttstock under buttplate tang, inside buttplate tang and on all the stock & buttplate screws. Receiver & buttplate are silver plated & engraved in typical Volcanic style with light foliate arabesque patterns on sideplates and sides of frame with chain style borders on transition at scallop in frame. Top tang is engraved to match with feather patterns on top side flats and around hammer slot. Top three flats over chamber area are engraved in foliate patterns. Buttplate tang is engraved to match. Accompanied by its orig Volcanic walnut casing with four brass hinges, a mortised brass lock in the bottom front and swinging brass latches in front on each end. Interior of case is burgundy velvet lined and compartmented in the bottom for carbine and the front center compartment.The bottom only of a lacquered tin for 100 Volcanic cartridges. There are several other empty compartments for cartridge boxes, a cleaning rod and other unknown implements. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms only 1,000 New Haven marked carbines were produced in three bbl lengths in the period 1857-1860 and this is reported to be the only cased carbine in 25″ bbl length. PROVENANCE: Dr. Edmund Lewis Collection. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching including stock & buttplate. Bbl retains an even, smooth, plum blue/brown patina with strong blue in the gullets and a couple of small areas of old fine pin prick pitting. Receiver & buttplate retain about 95% strong orig silver plating. Hammer retains faded case colors and the lever is a mottled silver brown patina. Stock is sound with minor handling & use nicks & scratches and a couple of small bruises and overall retains about all of its orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore, may be unfired. Case has a grain check in the lid and a couple of others in bottom with usual light nicks, scratches & dings and retains most of its orig oil finish. Interior is lightly faded & soiled with all partitions strong & solid. Cartridge box bottom is fine and retains 75-80% orig dark lacquer. A truly rare & wonderful set. Illustrated in the book Volcanic Firearms by Edmund Lewis and Stephen Rutter. 4-53548 JR73 (100,000-150,000) – Lot 2003

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2004

NEW HAVEN ARMS ENGRAVED VOLCANIC CARBINE.

SN 68. Cal. 41. Fine Volcanic carbine with 16-1/2″ oct bbl with integral magazine, German silver front sight and rear sight on top of frame. Mounted with an old replacement straight grain, uncheckered American walnut stock with orig crescent brass buttplate with faceted tang. Receiver & side plates are engraved in typical Volcanic style with foliate arabesque patterns on sides. Top of receiver is engraved in foliate patterns with the border around the hammer slot and additional foliate arabesque patterns on top tang & buttplate tang. SN was observed on the left side of lower tang, under the wood along with the assembly number “228″. SN was also found inside the tang of the buttplate. Buttstock is unmarked, however the two buttplate screws also bear the matching SN. Receiver tang screws are orig Volcanic screws however they have had their SNs ground away, possibly indicating that the stock is an old factory replacement. Bottom tang has an old repair with barely visible repaired crack which indicates that the stock was probably broken which prompted the replacement. No further disassembly was effected to check for additional matching numbers. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms only about 1,000 of these rare carbines were produced in the period 1857-1860 in three bbl lengths. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain strong dark blue in sheltered areas with the balance turning plum with just about all the surfaces showing very little wear. There is a small spot of pitting in left gullet at the frame. Receiver has sharp corners & edges showing very light wear and overall the brass retains a medium to dark mustard patina. Loading sleeve stop screw is a replacement. Stock is sound and retains about all of its custom varnish finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with scattered pitting. 4-47908 JR121 (25,000-35,000) – Lot 2004

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2005

EXCEPTIONAL CASED VOLCANIC NAVY SIZE LEVER ACTION PISTOL.

SN 1395. Cal. 41. Wonderful Volcanic with 8″ oct bbl, integral magazine tube with silver pin front sight and fixed rear sight in top flat of frame. Top flat of bbl has a crisp 3-line address “THE VOLCANIC / REPEATING ARMS CO. / PATENT NEW HAVEN CON. FEB. 14, 1854”. Mounted with smooth 2-pc rosewood grips matching numbered to this pistol. Serial number was observed on left side of buttstrap under the grip, right side of lever and inside each grip. No further disassembly was effected to check for additional matching numbers. Accompanied by an orig burgundy velvet lined mahogany casing, compartmented in the bottom for the pistol with an open compartment for boxes of cartridges which now contains a 4-pc brass & rosewood cleaning rod and a small lacquered tin cartridge box. Right rear corner contains a faceted glass jar with silver top. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms only about 1500 of these rare pistol were produced in the period 1855-1856 at about which time the company was reorganized as the New Haven Arms Co.. This design evolved into the Henry Model 1860 lever action rifle and later became Winchester Repeating Arms Co.. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all matching. The bbl & magazine tube retain about 98% crisp orig blue with the rotating loading sleeve flaking to a blue/brown patina; frame & side plates show crisp edges and a wonderful medium to dark mustard patina, screw heads retain strong orig blue; trigger & hammer retain most of their orig dark blue and the lever is flaked to about 50% blue; grips are sound showing light high point wear and retain most of their orig varnish. Mechanics are fine; brilliant shiny bore with fine pitting near the chamber end. Case has a grain check in the top with a crack and a couple of grain checks in the bottom, otherwise case is sound with handling & storage nicks & scratches and retains most of its orig varnish. Interior is lightly soiled with one slightly lose partition. All together an extraordinary, high condition Volcanic. Perhaps the finest we’ve seen. 4-51226 JR14 (35,000-50,000) – Lot 2005

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2006

CASED PAIR OF SCARCE NEW HAVEN ARMS NO. 1 VOLCANIC POCKET PISTOLS.

SN 977, 1506. You don’t often see a pair of Volcanic pistols in matching condition. This is a nice pair in a custom case that presents them well. Cal. 31. Usual configuration with 3-1/2″ oct bbls that has integral magazines and pinched post front sights with fixed rear sights in the top flat of the frames. Bbls marked in 1-line “NEW HAVEN CONN. PATENT FEB 14, 1854″. Mounted with 2-pc smooth walnut grips matching SN to each pistol. SN is found on the left side bottom of grip straps under the wood. No additional disassembly was effected to check for other matching numbers however guns appear orig and authentic throughout. These particular pistols were manufactured between 1857-1860; a total of 1850 pocket pistols in this configuration were made. The self-contained cartridge for this pistol was a true advance in its day and it’s not uncommon to find excavated Volcanic cartridges in Civil War campsites and battle fields used both North and South. The company was purchased by Oliver Winchester in 1857. The design was later incorporated into the Model 1860 Henry rifle which then evolved into the Winchester 1866, and as they say “the rest is history”. A name “W.E. Chaote” is found scratched into buttstrap of SN 977. Checking a quick list of Civil War soldiers data base, two Confederate privates are found in the 1st Missouri Inf. and 25th Mississippi Inf. A more likely candidate might be William E. Choate who enlisted in April 1861 right as the war began in the 8th Mass Inf. and later 23rd Mass Inf. Quickly going through the ranks starting with Sgt. in Sept. 1861 and finally being mustered out in June of 1865 with final promotion as Capt. PROVENANCE: Collection of John Montague. CONDITION: Very good to fine overall, all matching. Bbl & magazine retain tiny traces of finish in protected areas on SN 1506. No finish remains on SN 977 however markings on both guns are discernible and edges are fairly crisp with scattered staining and pitting. Frames have a mustard colored patina. Stocks retain about half their orig bright varnish with edge wear. Mechanically guns are functional and bbls exhibit good, crisp rifling though one gun has scattered pitting. Accompanying casing for display only is sound and solid including functional key. Green felt lining is worn, stained and light faded. 4-54366 JS206 (10,000-15,000) – Lot 2006

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2007

SCARCE VOLCANIC ARMS LEVER ACTION NAVY PISTOL WITH POSSIBLE CONNECTION TO FIELD MARSHAL HERMAN GOERING.

SN 1010. Cal. 41. Rare Volcanic pistol with 6″ oct bbl that has integral magazine with full ribs and pinched post front sight. Fixed rear sight is in top flat of frame. Top flat of bbl has the 3-line Volcanic Arms address that is a very light strike and only partially legible. Mounted with smooth 2-pc rosewood grips, matching numbered to this pistol. Right sideplate is amateur engraved with the figure of an arm clutching a dagger in its hand. This symbol very much resembles the family crest of Nazi German Field Marshal Herman Goering, which this cataloger has examined on several documented Goering firearms. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms there were only about 1,200 of these pistols produced in the period of 1855-1857, at which time the name was changed to New Haven Arms Co. under the ownership of Oliver Winchester. These pistols were some of the earliest to use self-contained cartridges. Even though the line continued under the New Haven Arms name, the cartridge was seriously under powered and nearly impossible to extract once chambered and about 1860 was relegated to history as the predecessor to the more famous Model 1860 Henry Rifle which evolved into the immensely famous Winchester line. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching. No additional disassembly was effected to check for other matching numbers. Bbl and mag tube retain 80-85% strong orig blue with a few scattered freckles of surface rust and a series of dings on the right side flat. Frame and sideplates are equally fine with sharp edges, a few minor nicks and scratches, and retain a medium to dark mustard patina. Top of left sideplate has a few minor dings. Hammer shows dark case colors and the lever a dark brown patina. Grips are sound, showing light to moderate edge wear with a few light scratches and retain most of their orig varnish. Mechanics are fine. Strong bore with some shine and scattered pitting. 4-47891 JR188 (15,000-25,000) – Lot 2007

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2008

RARE VOLCANIC ARMS NAVY PISTOL.

SN 294. Cal. 41. Usual configuration with nickel finish frame and sideplates. It has 8″ oct bbl that has integral magazine and full ribs with pinched post front sight. Fixed rear sight is in top flat of the frame. Top flat of bbl has the 3-line Volcanic Arms address and is, most unusually, stamped left hand or reverse to normal marking. Mounted with smooth 2-pc walnut grips, matching numbered to this pistol. SN was observed on bottom left side of buttstrap, under the grip, inside the grips and on the lever. No additional disassembly was effected to check for other matching numbers. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms there were only 1,500 of these pistols produced in the period of 1855-1857, at which time the name was changed to New Haven Arms Co. under the ownership of Oliver Winchester. These pistols were some of the earliest to use self-contained cartridges. Even though the line continued under the New Haven Arms name, the cartridge was seriously under powered and nearly impossible to extract once chambered and about 1860 was relegated to history as the predecessor to the more famous Model 1860 Henry Rifle which evolved into the immensely famous Winchester line. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains traces of orig blue being mostly a plummy blue patina with a few scattered spots of light pitting on right side. Frame and sideplates retain most of their applied nickel finish with some minor flaking around the edges of sideplates. Lever and hammer are a dark patina. Right grip has a repaired crack, otherwise grips are fine, showing moderate to heavy wear. Left grip retains about 95% orig varnish and right grip retains a restored finish from when the crack was repaired. Mechanics are fine. Strong bright bore with scattered pitting. 4-47917 JR189 (9,000-12,000) – Lot 2008

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2009

VOLCANIC NAVY REVOLVER.

SN 2180. 41 Cal. Usual configuration with 6″ oct bbl that has integral magazine with full ribs and German silver pin front sight. Fixed rear sight is in the dovetail on top flat of frame. Mounted with smooth 2-pc highly figured walnut grips. Top flat of bbl has the 3-line Volcanic Arms company name and New Haven address. Serial number is found on the right side of grip strap and right side of lever. No additional disassembly was effected to check for additional matching numbers. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms, there were only about 1,500 of these pistols produced during the period 1855-1857. Although these pistols had a short production life their place in history is well documented as being one of the close predecessors of the venerable Henry Model 1860 lever action rifle which ultimately evolved into the Winchester dynasty. PROVENANCE: Collection of John Montague. CONDITION: Good to very good overall. Gun appears orig and complete. Brass frame exhibits old cleaning with scattered scratches and stains and loss of some sharp edges. Bbl also cleaned with crisp sharp markings as can be seen in photographs and pin prick pitting under areas of refinish. Lever has also been cleaned such that last two digits in SN are only partially discernible. Stocks are refinished retaining thin old varnish. Gun functions though mechanically a bit sticky. Bore exhibits crisp sharp rifling with about a 1/2″ area of erosion near muzzle. Accompanying case is for display only though sound and solid with soiled green felt lining. Box is brass bound with several cracks and a French makers mark inside at lock. 4-54369 JS205 (7,500-9,500) – Lot 2009

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2010

SCARCE NEW HAVEN ARMS NUMBER 1 POCKET VOLCANIC LEVER ACTION PISTOL.

SN 172. Cal 31. Usual configuration with 3-3/4″ oct bbl that has integral magazine and pinched post front sight. Fixed rear sight is in a dovetail in top flat of frame. Top flat of bbl has a 1-line New Haven address. Mounted with 2-pc smooth walnut grips matching numbered to this pistol. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearm there were only about 850 of these little pistols produced in the period 1857-1860. This design was descended from the earlier Smith & Wesson lever action pistols and the cartridge from the still earlier Hunt Rocket Ball Cartridge. Oliver Winchester had purchased the Volcanic Arms Co. and continued production until 1860. The design then evolved into the Model 1860 Henry rifle, the first truly successful lever action repeating cartridge rifle, and from there, in 1866 became the Winchester Repeating Arms Co. And as the saying goes, the rest is history. CONDITION: Very good. SN was observed on the frame and grips, no additional disassembly was effected to check for other matching numbers. Bbl retains blue in the gullets with faint blue mixed with plummy patina over the remainder of the bbl and magazine, all with light surface pitting. Frame and side plates retain sharp edges with a few small nicks on the top left side flat and shows a medium to dark mustard patina. Magazine spring is a replacement. Mechanics are fine. Bright shiny bore with two or three small spots of pitting. Grips are sound with some scattered hammer marks on bottom edges showing moderate wear and retain most of an old finish. 4-54293 (9,500-14,500) – Lot 2010

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2012

VERY RARE IRON FRAME HENRY MODEL 1860 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 177. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Very rare Iron Frame Henry with 24-1/4″ oct bbl that has integral magazine and thinned square-back nickel silver front sight blade and a 1st type, 1000 yd Henry ladder rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with straight stock and 1st type iron buttplate with rounded heel and large trap. The hole in the buttstock for the cleaning rod is grooved at the bottom and is substantially larger than later production in order to accommodate an orig hickory 4-pc cleaning rod. It currently has a later, orig 4-pc brass & iron cleaning rod. Bottom of the carrier is silver plated. Accompanied by a copy of Mr. Yearout’s inventory record which discloses that he purchased this rifle in Oct. 1969 from Jack Pearson of Spokane, WA. Another note states that Mr. Pearson had bought or traded for this rifle from Bill West of Azusa, CA. This rifle has a repaired stock through the wrist apparently with two pins and wood putty fill. The serial number was observed in the usual places, top flat of bbl between rear sight and frame, left side of lower tang under the wood and inside buttplate tang. The repairs to the buttstock appear to have partially obliterated the serial number in the top tang channel, however the “1” is visible along with partial numbers that appear to be 7’s. All of the stock & buttplate screws are matching numbered. According to the book The Henry Rifle, Quick, there were probably fewer than 400 iron frame Henry rifles produced with the highest number known being “355”. On pgs.54-55 of the reference publication, there is a listing of the 1st 393 Henry rifles, of which 90 are iron frame, including this rifle. Mr. Quick also shows that 16 of these serial numbers are known duplicates. PROVENANCE: Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Fair, all matching. No orig finish remains being an overall mottled, dark patina with fine pitting. Bottom of the carrier retains about 90% orig silver. Mechanics are fine; strong, dark bore. Cleaning rod is fine. 4-53784 JR23 (40,000-70,000) – Lot 2012

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2013

SCARCE HOGGSON ENGRAVED HENRY MODEL 1860 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 6464. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Beautiful Henry rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl that has integral magazine with late style, square back, nickel silver front sight and 900 yd Henry ladder rear sight with no rear dovetail in top of receiver. Mounted with unusual highly figured, uncheckered burl American walnut with straight stock and late style crescent buttplate with pointed heel. Serial number was observed in the usual places on the top bbl flat between the rear sight & receiver, left side of lower tang under the wood, top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Left side of upper tang, under the wood is stamped “FG”. Round portion of the bbl, under loading sleeve is marked with assembly number “180” which number is also found on rear face of loading sleeve. Left side of buttstock and bbl have factory sling swivels. Receiver, sideplates and buttplate tang are engraved in typical Hoggson patterns of a bird dog on point on the left side surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns. Right side has matching foliate arabesque patterns with his trademark large flower blossoms on front side flats. Engraving extends over the top three flats of the receiver ring and top of receiver, along with the top tang and buttplate tang. Receiver and buttplate are gold plated. The Henry rifle was introduced just at the beginning of the Civil War. The government purchased about 1,700 of these rifles in two different series and several state units were armed with them. Numerous other individuals made private purchases and the government supplied the ammunition. Most of these rifles saw extensive hard service throughout the Civil War and later on the American Frontier and were used well into the 1870’s and 1880’s before being replace by center fire rifles. A large proportion of these rifles found their way into Mexico, South and Central America where they remained in service even longer. Rarely are they found with high orig finish or an orig configuration. CONDITION: Fine to very fine, all matching, as noted above. Bbl and mag tube retain faint traces of finish in the most sheltered areas, being an overall cleaned light brown patina with very sharp edges. Receiver and sideplates retain about 75% gold finish that may be an old period of use restoration. The exposed areas are a medium mustard patina. Buttplate retains most of its gold finish and may be an old restoration. Stock has chipped toe, otherwise wood is sound with a couple of small dings and retains most of a fine restored finish. Mechanics are fine. Strong bore with heavy pitting. 4-47901 JR249 (20,000-35,000) – Lot 2013

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2014

VERY RARE 66TH ILL. INSCRIBED HENRY MODEL 1860 LEVER ACTION RIFLE OF JOSIAH M. GILBERT.

SN 1551. Cal 44 RF. Usual configuration with 24-1/4″ oct bbl that has integral magazine, nickel silver front sight and 900 yd Henry ladder rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock and first type brass buttplate with rnd heel and large trap that contains 4 pieces of an orig Henry hickory and iron cleaning rod, the jag end of which is broken. Left sideplate is Civil War era engraved very similar to rifle # 2984 as appears on pg 159 of The Henry Rifle, Quick. The engraving on this rifle is rectangular and occupies most of the sideplate with the inscription “J.M. GILBERT / CO. B / 66TH ILL.” over a ribbon inscribed “Vet. Vols.”. Left side of panel is inscribed with an American flag and the right side an American eagle with shield on its breast clutching olive leaves and arrows, all surrounded by leaf & vine boarders. SN is found on top flat of bbl between rear sight and receiver and, according to consignor, is all matching except for two stock screws. The 66th Illinois Volunteer Infantry was an extraordinary storied unit also known as the Western Sharpshooters. They were intended to be an elite unit for advanced skirmish and sniper duty, formed of companies from Illinois, Missouri, Ohio, Indiana, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan. In order to become a member of this regiment a prospective member was required to fire a 3-shot group of 3-1/3″ maxim dia. at 200 yards. These rifles were originally known as Birge’s Western Sharpshooters after their commander Col. John W. Birge. They were initially armed with the highly respected Dimick deer & target rifle by the famed gunmaker H.E. Dimick & Co. of St. Louis. They were in a variety of calibers ranging from 33 up to 69 and fired a special Schuetzen bullet. This fact ultimately created problems in the field with the various calibers and supplying bullets for them even though each rifle had its own matching numbered mold. The sharpshooters fought at a number of battles on the western front, including Ft. Donelson, Shiloh and Corinth, MS. They were so highly respected they were at one time given the duty of protecting Gen. Grant. In November 1862 they were redisignated the 66th Volunteer Infantry. Eventually, in 1863 their Dimick rifles were becoming worn out and irrepairable due to lack of parts. The troops took it on themselves to buy their own Henry rifles from a variety of suppliers for $40 each. By the end of 1863 every soldier who could afford it had purchased a Henry, especially companies B, D, F, H & I had the majority of the 66th’s Henry rifles with a few throughout the other companies. The 66th Ill., being so well armed was usually employed as shock troops and later became mounted infantry. They fought in almost every battle from Corinth, MS all the way with Sherman to the sea. Around the Battle of Atlanta two brigades of the 66th fired 83,500 cartridges, a little over 10% of all the ammunition fired in the Atlanta campaign. During that campaign the Western Sharpshooters were under fire for 120 days, fought in 15 pitched battles and lost 225 officers and men killed and wounded. The 7th Ill. was also primarily armed with Henry rifles and they, along with the 66th Ill. fired a total of 93,655 rounds. The entire unit reenlisted an remained in service until being mustered out on July 7, 1865. Most of the inscribed rifles of this era were engraved during veteran reunion gatherings rather than during the actual combat. Josiah Gilbert, who was from Vincennes, IN, had enlisted as a private in Co B of the Western Sharpshooters on Sept 19, 1861 and was mustered out with his regiment in 1865. Accompanied by a ten page compendium of Gilbert’s life and the history of the 66th Ill. Only about 10-15 of these wonderfully historic inscribed Henry rifles are known to exist. This particular rifle would have been delivered in the first shipment of 42 rifles to the 66th in May of 1863. CONDITION: Fair to good. No orig finish remains with all of the iron parts an extremely dark brown patina with heavy pitting, some possibly from blood. Bolt is missing center of bolt face. Receiver and sideplates show heavy wear with a dark mustard patina. Buttstock has a short crack in back of top tang, is missing a few chips by the buttplate tang and overall retains a heavily sanded dark finish. Mechanics are fine. Worn, dark bore. Cleaning rod is dark stained with lightly pitted fittings. 4-54291 (45,000-75,000) – Lot 2014

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2015

EXCEPTIONAL LATE MARTIALLY MARKED HENRY MODEL 1860 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 9230. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Fine Martial Henry with 24-1/4″ oct bbl that has integral magazine, late style, square back, nickel silver front sight and 900 yd Henry ladder rear sight. Top flat of the bbl has the late large style 2-line address. Receiver is without the 2nd sight dovetail in the top flat. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut buttstock that has late style, pointed heel brass buttplate with trap which houses an original late style 4-pc steel cleaning rod. Left side of the buttstock & bbl have factory sling loops and there are tiny “AWM” inspector initials on the left wrist. Serial number was observed in the usual place on top bbl flat between receiver & rear sight, left side of lower tang under the wood, inside top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Round section of the bbl, under the loading sleeve, is marked with the assembly number “2385” with matching number also on rear face of loading sleeve. Accompanied by an undated, handwritten bill of sale transferring this rifle to consignor in Aug. 2001. The seller stated that the rifle had belonged to his great grandfather, Albert H. Mann, and had remained in their family since it was purchased in the 1800s, over the signature Daniel C. Kehle—. According to the book The Henry Rifle, Quick, there were a total of about 1731 Henry rifles purchased by the Union Army during the Civil War of which about 600 were purchased during 1864 -1865. These late Martial Henrys were known to have been issued to the 3rd Veteran Volunteer Regiment near the end of the Civil War. This regiment was ostensibly recruited from prior service troops with the intention that they would become “shock” troops. A condition of their enlistment into this regiment was that upon expiration of their term of honorable service they were allowed to retain their service weapons and accouterments. Apparently most of the troops availed themselves of this opportunity and these late Martial Henrys are occasionally found in high orig condition having seen little Military service. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching. The bbl, loading sleeve & magazine tube retain strong bright blue in the gullets with the balance a plummy patina over strong blue and may clean exceptionally well; receiver & side plates retain sharp edges with a few light nicks & scratches and show a wonderful dark mustard patina; lever & hammer are a dark patina. Stock is sound with usual nicks, scratches & dings and a visible Henry bump; buttplate is a matching patina to the receiver, cleaning rods fine; screw heads retain strong orig blue turning to patina. Lever screw is a replacement and loading sleeve stop screw is missing. Mechanics are fine; strong bright bore with some scattered light pitting. 4-51317 JR15 (30,000-50,000) – Lot 2015

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2016

SCARCE LATE MARTIAL MODEL 1860 HENRY LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 9232. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Scarce Henry rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, that has integral magazine tube. Front sight blade is missing from its bracket and it has a 900 yd Henry ladder rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut stock with straight wrist and crest brass buttplate with trap containing an orig 4-pc brass & steel cleaning rod. Left side of buttstock & bbl have factory sling loops. Left side of wrist has the outline of the tiny initials “A.W.M.” near the receiver. SN was observed in the usual places on the top flat of bbl between receiver & rear sight, left side of lower tang under the wood, in top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. The loading sleeve retaining bracket screw is broken so could not be removed to check for assembly numbers. According to the book The Henry Rifle, Quick, there was a total of 1,731 Henry rifles purchased by the Union Army during the Civil War of which more than 600 were of the type II version as found here. It is generally accepted that these rifles were issued to members of the 3rd Veteran Volunteer Regiment, a unit of prior service soldiers who were intended to be used as shock troops against the Confederate Army. This unit saw very little actual combat but were mostly held around Washington, D.C, on picket and guard duty. A condition of their enlistment was that at the expiration of their term of honorable service they were allowed to retain their issued arms and accouterments. Apparently most of these Veterans elected to retain their Henry rifles and use them in their civilian life. These rifles are usually found with little or no orig finish having been exposed to the elements under harsh circumstances. CONDITION: Fine, all matching. Bbl retains about 25% orig blue in the gullets between bbl & magazine tube with the balance a smooth, even blue/brown patina; bbl address is completely legible; receiver shows light sharp edge wear with a few very light nicks around the edges. Wood is sound with a few light scratches and retains most of an old refinish. Mechanics are fine; strong bore with dark, fine pitting. Cleaning rod is fine. 4-47903 JR123 (15,000-25,000) – Lot 2016

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2017

SCARCE ORIGINAL HENRY 4-PIECE HICKORY CLEANING ROD.

Fine early cleaning rod for the Henry rifle as would have been included with early Henry rifles. Those early rifles had a larger buttplate trap and corresponding hole in the stock to accommodate this wooden cleaning rod whereas the later Henry rifles had smaller trap & stock holes for the brass & iron cleaning rod. CONDITION: Fine. Wood is sound showing oil staining. The metal has been lightly cleaned. 51317-1 JR19 (300-500) – Lot 2017

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2018

VERY RARE DELUXE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 118237. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Rare & unique ’66 rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, button magazine, flush with forend cap, half nickel front sight and early, reverse mounted semi-buckhorn rear sight with checkered edges. Receiver, forend cap & buttplate are factory nickel plated. Mounted with about 3-4X uncheckered, center crotch, flame & shell grain American walnut with straight stock and crescent buttplate with trap. Trigger is of the style usually found only on engraved special order rifles with thin pointed tip. Forend cap and buttstock have factory sling swivels. Left side of lower tang, under the wood is marked “XXX” & “V”. Top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate are marked with serial numbers matching to the receiver. While nickel plated 1866 rifles & carbines are not extremely rare, to find one with deluxe special features, not engraved is an extreme rarity. This rifle was produced in about 1873 in a time when the west was still very wild and carrying a firearm was a way of life. Rifles of that era usually saw very hard & continuous use under adverse circumstances and are rarely found today with high orig finish. Undoubtedly this rifle was special ordered by someone of great wealth or was a presentation to someone of special importance or position. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching. Bbl retains about 95% crisp orig blue showing muzzle end wear and scattered spots of light chemical erosion out toward the muzzle, not readily noticeable except on close examination; receiver, forend cap & buttplate retain virtually all of their orig nickel with crisp edges and a couple minor, fine scratches; hammer retains about 80% bright case colors and the lever traces of case colors, being mostly a brown patina. Stock has a few very fine grain checks in the left side, otherwise wood is sound with light handling & storage, nicks & scratches and retains virtually all of its orig piano varnish finish, a most unusual finish for a Model 1866. Mechanics are crisp; bright shiny bore; possibly unfired, retains strong blue on bolt face. A truly unique & rare 1866 rifle. 4-47897 JR108 (50,000-80,000) – Lot 2018

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2019

EXTREMELY RARE AND WELL KNOWN ENGRAVED AND INSCRIBED WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 79580. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Extraordinary deluxe 1866 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. Mounted with exceptional 3-4X, uncheckered American walnut with straight stock and crescent buttplate with trap. Buttstock & forend cap have factory sling swivels. Serial number was observed on the bottom tang, in the top tang channel of the buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Receiver, forend cap & buttplate tang are beautifully engraved by Conrad Ulrich with nearly full coverage foliate arabesque scrolls that have a very fine pearled background. Left sideplate is engraved with a rectangular panel also engraved by Mr. Ulrich with the inscription “David Hart / to Son / Michael”. The left front side flat is most unusually engraved with a bull elk head. Right side plate is engraved with a standing bull elk surrounded by foliage and the right front side flat is engraved with a dogs head. Engraving extends over the top & bottom of the receiver, top & bottom tang, forend cap & buttplate tang. Top flat and top side flats of the receiver show open counter-point panels. Receiver, forend cap, buttplate, lever & hammer are silver plated. Screws are also silver plated as were the sling swivels. The stock was at one time apparently broken through the wrist and now has a very clever thru-bolt repair which enters from the butt recess with a nut on the front end of the stock. This rifle is pictured in full color in the center color pages of the Texas gun collectors Antique Arms Annual of 1971. It is also pictured in color on p.54 of The Book of Winchester Engraving, Wilson and in black & white on p.97 of the Wilson book all with credit to the Ivan B. Hart Collection. It is again pictured in black & white on p.109 of Winchester Engraving, Wilson, again with credit to the Hart Collection. This rifle has long been known in the upper echelons of Winchester collectors. It is simply one of the finest non-relief engraved 1866 extant. PROVENANCE: Ivan B. Hart Collection; Bobby Smith Collection; Craig Wardel Collection. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching. Bbl retains 85-90% orig finish turning plum with areas of very fine pitting; magazine tube retains about 60% orig blue with the balance turning plum; receiver & side plates retain 65-70% strong orig silver with the exposed brass a light to medium mustard patina; forend cap & swivel retain about 75% orig silver; lever & hammer retain strong orig silver showing wear on outer faces of lever; buttplate retains about 75% strong orig silver. Stock, with the aforementioned repair, has a few minor handling & storage nicks & scratches and retains about all of a wonderful professional restoration; forearm is sound with a couple minor nicks and a repaired chip on the left side of the bbl channel and retains most of its restored finish. Mechanics are fine; brilliant shiny bore. 0 4-51030 JR17 (50,000-80,000) – Lot 2019

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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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2021

EXTREMELY RARE HIGH CONDITION WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 SADDLE RING CARBINE.

SN 160096. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Standard carbine with 20″ rnd bbl, full magazine, barleycorn front sight and reverse mounted, orig 1873 marked carbine ladder rear sight. Mounted with nicely figured, uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with carbine forearm and straight stock with brass carbine buttplate. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is marked with assembly number “237” which number is also found inside top tang channel of buttstock. Inside toe of buttplate is marked with assembly number “4057”. Although this buttplate is not matching numbered to rifle it fits perfectly and is apparently an assembly mix up somewhere during the period of use. Accompanied by an orig 3-pc brass and iron cleaning rod. Also accompanied by two Cody Firearm Museum letters, one dated 1988 and the other 2003. Both identify this carbine identically as having been received in the warehouse February 23, 1883 and shipped March 12, 1883 to order number 2732. The 1988 letter additionally shows “with 99 other arms” to the same order number. This late in production of the Model 1866 an order of this magnitude would probably indicate a shipment to a foreign government or to Central or South America, where the 44 rim fire was still prevalent. It is well established that many thousands of Model 1866 rifles and carbines were sold to foreign governments, including France, Turkey, Mexico, Chile and Peru, in addition several thousands more were sold by distributors to foreign buyers and by smugglers into war zones, primarily in South and Central America. Undoubtedly, this carbine was part of one of those shipments which may explain the changed buttplate. Additionally accompanied by a letter from old time dealer David Condon where he apparently sold this rifle through an advertisement in his catalog. CONDITION: Extremely fine, in rarely, exceptional orig condition. Bbl, mag tube and front band retain about 98-99% crisp orig blue with the 2-line bbl address completely legible. Forearm band retains about 85% orig blue. Receiver and sideplates are crisp and clean with one or two minor scratches and retain sharp clean edges with a wonderful medium mustard patina. Hammer retains strong case colors on the back edge, worn bright on the sides. Lever is a dark patina and is possibly refinished. Wood is sound with a couple of small bruises and scratches and retains virtually all of its orig oil finish. Mechanics are crisp. Brilliant shiny bore, may have been fired but if so very little. Loading gate retains virtually all of its orig fire blue. 4-47896 JR250 (40,000-60,000) – Lot 2021

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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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2023

VERY RARE ENGRAVED WINCHESTER EARLY 3RD MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 36463. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Beautiful, special order ’66 with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, thinned half nickel front sight and 900 yd reproduction Henry ladder rear sight. Mounted with about 2X, flame grain, uncheckered, tiger striped American walnut buttstock with burl grain forearm and straight stock, that has crescent brass buttplate with trap. Left side of lower tang, under the wood is marked with numbers “34”, a “B” and “XX”. Last four digits of matching serial number are found in top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Buttplate also has matching #”34″ inside the toe. Receiver, forend cap & buttplate tang are spectacularly engraved by an unknown artist from the period of this rifle. Engraving is of the highest quality with a few similarities to some patterns incorporated in engravings by John Ulrich, but only a few. Whoever the artist happened to be, was very talented and equal to, or superior to, the masters of his day in the 19th century. There is a possibility that this rifle could have been engraved by Gustave Young, as there are some similarities to his work. A diligent search, under magnification did not disclose a signature. Engraving consists of nearly full coverage intertwined foliate arabesque patterns with open counterpoint panels and a rope style border on top & bottom edges on both sides reminiscent of Gustave Young. Left side has a very elaborate flower blossom and leaf patterns just above the lever screw. Front side panels are identically engraved with open counterpoint panels that have a small flower blossom in the center and foliate patterns at each corner. The area below the loading gate on the right side has a very unusual spiral pattern. Matching patterns extend over the top of the receiver and top tang with elaborate foliate sprays on the receiver ring and behind the hammer slot. Bottom of the carrier is engraved in Moorish patterns. Forend cap, possibly an old replacement is engraved by a different hand. Buttplate tang is engraved by the same hand as the receiver. Regardless of the forend cap, this is an extraordinary example of the engraver’s art. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain blue in sheltered areas being an overall chocolate brown patina showing light edge wear, a few small nicks and three or four small areas of pitting; receiver & buttplate retain a wonderful aged brass patina showing moderate edge wear; wood is sound with numerous small nicks, scratches and light bruises and overall retains about 80-85% orig varnish, showing wear on the forearm at the carry point. Mechanics are fine; dark bore with sharp rifling and scattered pitting. 4-50388 JR439 (20,000-25,000) – Lot 2023

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2024

LATE WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 SADDLE RING CARBINE.

SN 167411. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Standard grade carbine with 20″ bbl, full magazine, barleycorn front sight and 1873-marked carbine ladder rear sight. Left side of receiver has a staple & ring. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with straight stock and steel carbine buttplate with trap containing an orig three piece brass & steel cleaning rod. Left side of lower tang, under the wood is marked with the assembly number “849”, which number is also found in top tang channel of buttstock. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this carbine as having been received in the warehouse Jan. 8, 1889 and shipped Sept. 7, 1889 to Order number 1669. This carbine is somewhat a rarity in that by the time it was shipped in 1889 in rimfire caliber there was a great variety of center firearms available on the market. It is believed that the vast majority of these late rimfire caliber rifles & carbines were sold to Mexico, Central & South America where the cartridge was still popular. In addition, most of these late production 66’s were either produced as, or converted to, center fire. Those ’66 rifles and carbines shipped south of the border that have been repatriated are usually in deplorable, relic condition so to find one of these late 66’s with high original finish is quite a rarity. PROVENANCE: Estate Collection of Tommy Rholes. CONDITION: Fine, all matching except buttplate which is original to this carbine; Bbl and magazine tube retain traces of orig blue in sheltered areas being in overall smooth, plummy brown patina; Receiver & side plates have a few small dings & light scratches and overall retain a wonderful medium mustard patina; Lever & hammer retain traces of silvered case colors; Buttplate is a dark patina. Wood is sound with light nicks and scratches and a couple of small bruises and retains a worn patina. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with moderate fine pitting. 4-50620 JR16 (7,500-12,500) – Lot 2024

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2026

EARLY WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 SADDLE RING CARBINE.

SN 24007. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Very early ’66 carbine with 20″ bbl, full magazine, integral front band/sight and two position rear sight graduated to 300 yds. Left side of receiver has a staple & ring. Bbl has the Henry’s and King’s patent dates which are clearly legible. Mounted with uncheckered American walnut with replacement straight stock and replacement brass crescent buttplate with trap. Inside toe of buttplate has last four digits of serial number “0143”. These early ’66 carbines were some of the first light weight repeating arms designed for use from a horse and were immediately adopted by the adventurers, explorers, settlers and frontiersmen for use during the Great Westward Expansion of American Manifest Destiny. They usually saw continuous hard service under extreme conditions and are rarely found today in orig configuration with orig finish. PROVENANCE: Collection of John Montague. CONDITION: About good. No orig finish remains with the bbl & magazine tube a very dark brown attic patina with fine pitting and some old touch-up. Receiver & side plates show moderate to heavy wear on the edges but remain mostly free of nicks & dings; lever, hammer & trigger are also a dark brown patina. Stock has a hairline on the left side at the receiver, otherwise wood is sound with usual nicks & dings and retains a hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine; dark pitted bore with sharp rifling. 4-54388 (6,000-8,000) – Lot 2026

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2027

SCARCE LATE WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 SADDLE RING CARBINE.

SN 163425. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Full nickel finish with 20″ rnd bbl, full magazine, barleycorn front sight and 1873 marked carbine ladder rear sight. Left side of receiver has a staple and ring. Mounted with nicely figured, uncheckered American walnut with straight stock and steel carbine buttplate with trap. Left side of lower tang is marked with the assembly number “979”, “CF” and “C”. Matching assembly number is also found in top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. This carbine was produced in about 1884, near the end of production of this model. These late carbines were almost universally sold directly to foreign governments or through distributors. Thousands of others were sold privately, mostly smuggled into Mexico, Central and South America where the 44 rim fire were still a popular caliber. Plated firearms were especially popular in these countries where they tended to retain better condition, resisting rust and abuse. PROVENANCE: Collection of John Montague. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl retains about 85% orig nickel with light nicks and scratches. Magazine tube retains about 60% orig nickel, worn through to dark patina on bottom radius. Receiver and sideplates retain about 75% orig nickel, showing moderate to heavy edge wear with nicks and scratches. Lever and hammer retain strong orig nickel. Buttplate about 50% nickel. Wood is sound with light nicks and scratches and retains a hand worn patina, possibly an old restored finish. Mechanics are fine. Strong bore with sharp rifling and moderate pitting. Bottom tang screw is missing. 4-53747 JR251 (4,500-7,500) – Lot 2027

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2028

MARTIALLY INSPECTED WINCHESTER 3RD MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION MUSKET.

SN 93222. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Standard grade ’66 musket with 27″ bbl, full magazine, square base front sight/socket bayonet lug and 900 yd, 2nd type special musket sight with external tension spring. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with 2/3 length forearm and 3 bands, the middle of which has an integral sling loop with corresponding sling loop in the buttstock. Buttstock has straight grip with slight perch belly and brass carbine/musket buttplate with trap. Buttstock has a small cartouche at the left heel which appears to be “GKS” in a small ribbon similar to Argentine proofs observed on 1866 carbines returned from down there. Top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate have last four digits of matching SN. Accompanied by an orig Winchester socket bayonet without scabbard. Very few of the Model 1866 production were made as muskets with the majority being sold to clients off-shore where most are still found today. Those that have returned to the U.S. are generally in hard used condition with little or no orig finish. Only a very few were purchased by the U.S. government with the majority of those sold in the U.S. purchased by mine owners, banks, etc. for guard weapons. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 70% dull orig blue turning plum; barrel bands are mostly grey metal patina; receiver & side plates retain sharp edges with a few light scratches & nicks, and shows an even medium mustard patina; side plates appear to have never been removed; hammer retains about 50-60% strong case colors and the lever, traces of case colors. Wood is sound with usual nicks & scratches and shows a hand worn patina. 4-47905 JR125 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 2028

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2029

EXTREMELY RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 ONE OF ONE THOUSAND LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 18387. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Fine, deluxe 1873 one of one thousand with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, Beach’s style blued combination front sight, short semi-buckhorn rear sight with checkered edges and a thick base mid-range tang sight with 4″ staff. Receiver is 1st type with mortised, impressed thumbprint dust cover and has single-set trigger. Mounted with very highly figured, about 4-X center crotch, flame grain American walnut with early style checkered forearm and straight stock with crescent buttplate & trap. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is marked with the assembly number “28” and “XXXX”. Matching assembly number is also found in the top tang channel of the buttstock along with an assemblers mark of “VI”. Matching assembly number is also found inside toe of the buttplate. Bbl is engraved over the chamber area on the five exposed flats, probably by Conrad Ulrich in fine foliate arabesque scrolls with pearled background. The top flat has an engraved panel “One of One Thousand”. Matching engraving patterns are on 7 of the 8 bbl flats around the muzzle. The bbl is inlaid with a narrow platinum band at the receiver and at the muzzle. This rifle is pictured in full color on page 50 of The Story of the Winchester 1 of 1000 and 1 of 100 Rifles, Lewis. It is also pictured in color on the frontice page and on page 61 of Winchester; The Golden Age of American Gunmaking and the Winchester 1 of 1000, Wilson. It is also pictured in black & white on page 74 of the reference Wilson publication. This rifle is listed by serial number on page 25 of the Lewis book, noted above, as having been received in the warehouse May 22, 1876 and shipped Aug. 2, 1876 to order number “6528”. This chart shows that it had a 26″ oct bbl and case hardened receiver with set trigger. No other specifications are listed. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle with oct bbl, set trigger, varnished stock, case hardened, 1 of 1000, received in warehouse May 22,1876 and shipped Aug. 2,1876 to order number 6528. This is one of the finer 1873 one of one thousand rifles to come to market in recent years. PROVENANCE: A.I. McCroskie; Rudolph W. Driscoll, Jr. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching. Bbl retains 75-80% orig blue turning a little brown with sharp edge wear; magazine tube retains about 90% orig blue, turning a little dull; receiver retains 70-80% fading case colors with bright spots in the sheltered areas, the balance mostly turned silver; hammer retains bright case colors and the lever strong case colors on the sides, turned silver on outer faces; forend cap retains faint case colors and the buttplate has turned silver. Stock has a few light nicks & scratches with three bruises on the left side, otherwise wood is sound and retains about 90% strong orig piano varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, set trigger needs adjusting, very bright shiny bore. 4-51999 JR9 (200,000-300,000) – Lot 2029

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2030

EXTREMELY RARE INSCRIBED WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE ENGRAVED LIKE 1 OF 1000.

SN 115119. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Early 3rd model rifle with special order 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, gold washed, Beach’s combination front sight and an 1873 marked ladder rear sight. Receiver is color case hardened with single set trigger. Mounted with about 3X, center crotch, flame grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and fleur-de-lis insert, serpentine grip buttstock that has crescent buttplate with trap containing five pieces of an orig brass & iron cleaning rod. Left side of lower tang, under the wood is marked with the assembly number “878”, “XX” and “S”. Matching assembly number is also found in top tang channel of buttstock. Inside toe of buttplate has assembly number “5589”. Left side plate is factory engraved in script “G. Loomis / San Francisco”. Bbl is engraved over the chamber area and around the muzzle in foliate arabesque patterns identical to the 1 of 1000 rifles and has a silver band at the receiver with another around the muzzle. George Loomis was a successful San Francisco entrepreneur who, along with two other area businessmen in Sep. 1879 formed the Pacific Coast Oil Co. and acquired the assets of the Star Oil Co. who had discovered oil in Pico Canyon, CA in 1876. They continued in business becoming very successful, eventually becoming the largest oil interest in CA. The company was acquired by Standard Oil for $761,000 and merged with that company in 1906 to become Standard Oil of California. Accompanied by a Cody Firearm Museum research request letter which identifies this rifle with 26″ oct bbl, set trigger, checkered pistol grip stock, with peep & globe sights and shotgun butt. It shows that it was case hardened, “engraved” and “engraved barrel”, received in warehouse Feb. 6, 1883 and shipped two days later to order number 2295-1/2. Although the records list the stock with shotgun butt it is readily apparent that the currently mounted buttstock with crescent buttplate is orig to this rifle, obviously assemblers and shipping clerk’s error. The buttplate however, has been changed but the stock not altered. This rifle was produced in 1883 probably at a time when Mr. Loomis was earning vast amounts of money from his oil interests and other businesses in the San Francisco area. Only very few of these rifles were ordered engraved in this manner and very few are known today. CONDITION: Fine, all matching except buttplate as noted. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 90% dull orig blue turning a little plum; receiver & side plates retain 30-40% thin orig case colors with the balance having turned silver; hammer retains strong case colors and the lever case colors on the sides. Wood is sound with usual nicks & scratches, with dark oil staining around the wrist and the buttstock showing about 85% strong orig piano varnish finish; forearm shows heavy wear on the checkering with a hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine; bright shiny bore. Cleaning rod is fine. 4-51998 JR107 (25,000-35,000) – Lot 2030

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2031

RARE DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE POSSIBLY INTENDED TO BE 1 OF 1000.

SN 11216. 44 Cal. WCF. Deluxe rifle with 24-1/2″ oct bbl, case hardened frame, full magazine, fixed German silver bladed front sight & semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with checkered highly figured American walnut; crescent steel buttplate with trap that retains 3-pc cleaning rod. This rifle will letter from the Cody Firearms Museum records office (order #4627): Received in warehouse November 6, 1875 and shipped November 9, 1875. Shipped with oct bbl, checkered stock, XXXX wood, case hardened single set trigger, 44 cal. WCF. Gun conforms to this configuration thought bbl is not marked with cal. Gun exhibits early oval thumbprint style dust cover. Rear tang sight which appears orig to this gun first shows up in Winchester catalog dated 1875 listed as “peep sight” for $3.50. This is a very interesting gun that possibly was intended to be a 1 of 100 or 1 of 1,000 due to special features such as oct bbl, set trigger and XXXX wood. Interesting to note that the two higher consecutive numbers of 1873s 11217 and 11218 are both noted 1 of 1,000’s. Both with oct bbl, case hardening, XXXX wood and set triggers. PROVENANCE: Lewis Yearout 1980. Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Very good and gun appears all orig throughout. Metal overall is brown/gray with discernible bbl address and SN. Metal overall exhibits areas of rust and light pitting especially on dust cover and bottom of lever. Stocks are sound and solid with numerous small dings, dents and scratches. Diamond point checkering is worn on forestock as expected from use. Wood overall has a hand worn dark patina. There is one age crack that measures about 3″-4″ in center of burl on reverse of buttstock. Gun appears to have seen a lot of use though well cared for. With good mechanics and discernible rifling in bore, though pitted. 4-53819 JS90 (5,000-7,000) – Lot 2031

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2032

FACTORY ENGRAVED DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 121172A. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). 20″ oct bbl, full magazine, hooded adjustable front sight and short semi-buckhorn rear sight with knurled edges. Mounted with very nicely figured, flame grain American walnut, checkered, with straight stock & crescent buttplate with trap containing a 4-pc brass & iron cleaning rod. Receiver has a sgl set trigger. Left side of lower tang is stamped with assembly number “4740″, “XXX” and “R”. Assembly number “458” is found in top tang channel of buttstock. Receiver & sideplates are engraved possibly by one of the Ulrichs as shown in several texts on Winchester engraving. Engraving consists of the small rnd vignette of a standing whitetail buck in a field & forest scene with foliate arabesque patterns fore & aft with one scroll terminating in a large flower blossom. Front & rear flats of receiver are engraved to match. Right side has matching engraving with foliate arabesque patterns terminating in a large flower blossom on the sideplate. Top & bottom of receiver, dust cover, top tang, forend cap & buttplate tang are engraved to match. Factory letter states this gun was originally in 32 Cal. oct bbl, case hardened receiver, checkered stock and set trigger, engraved for $2.50; shipped from the factory on April 26, 1883 in an order of 10 guns to unknown recipient. PROVENANCE: Lewis Yearout 1980. Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Good to very good overall. Metal has freckled, spotted appearance. Markings and engraving are all discernible as can be seen in photos. Sling swivel is missing from nosecap and no provision for swivel in stock. Stocks are sound and solid with numerous small scratches, dents and other small blemishes. About a 1″ x 1″ puttied repair in the upper right front section of buttstock as can be seen in photos. According to Mr. Yearout’s notes he replaced the stock to conform to letter with XXX wood from another Winchester. Hammer spring is replaced as is hammer spring screw. Mechanically gun functions adequately and rifling is discernible though pitted. 4-53805 JS91 (6,000-10,000) – Lot 2032

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2033

SCARCE FACTORY ENGRAVED FULL NICKEL WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 214202. Cal 44 WCF (44-40). Full nickel finish with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, Lyman front sight missing its bead and semi buckhorn rear sight filed flat. Mounted with very nicely figured, uncheckered American walnut with straight stock and crescent buttplate that has trap. Receiver has a single set trigger. Rifle is engraved in New York style, probably by one of the Ulrichs with the small round vignette of a standing bull elk on the left side plate, surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns, one of which terminates in a flower blossom. Right side has matching engraving, also with a flower blossom. Top and bottom of receiver are also engraved to match with light patterns on the forend cap and buttplate tang. Left side of lower tang has a most unusual assembly number “02”. Matching assembly number is also found in top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle in Cal 44, with nickel finish, oct bbl, set trigger and factory engraved, shipped July 29, 1886. CONDITION: Very good, all matching. Overall retains all of a restored nickel finish over some scattered fine pitting. Wood is sound with some dark staining around the wrist and a few light nicks and scratches and retains mostly a hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine. Strong bore with moderate pitting.A most unusual and aesthetically pleasing rifle. 4-53690 JR290 (10,000-15,000) – Lot 2033

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2034

SCARCE SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 89050. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Fine 2nd model 1873 with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, button magazine, windgage globe front sight, short semi-buckhorn rear sight with checkered edges and a thick base, mid-range tang sight. Receiver is 2nd type with attached dust cover rail and single set trigger. Mounted with about 3X, center crotch, flame grain American walnut that has H-stye checkered forearm and black insert, serpentine grip buttstock and crescent buttplate with trap containing an orig 4-pc brass & steel wiping rod. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is marked with the assembly number “4318”, “XXX” and an “R”. 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 with oct bbl, set trigger, checkered stock with pistol grip, case hardened with peep & globe sights, and the unexplained notation “Boyds”, received in warehouse May 31, 1882 and shipped the next day to order number 33,000. Under the sights listing “Beach” is crossed out, apparently the buyer had changed his mind. CONDITION: Very fine plus, all matching. Bbl retains 96-97% strong orig blue with only very faint sharp edge wear, a couple of small nicks in one sharp edge and a small rust spot on the left side; receiver & side plates retain about 90% orig case colors, brilliant in sheltered areas, lightly to moderately faded elsewhere, turned silver on the bottom at the carry point; hammer retains bright case colors and the lever retains very bright case colors on the sides, moderately faded on the outer faces; buttplate retains most of its orig faded case colors. Buttstock has a small, very old chipped toe with a few light nicks & scratches and the wood overall retains 95-96% strong orig piano varnish finish with some dulling on the forearm at the carry point. Mechanics are fine; brilliant shiny bore shows little or no use. 4-51318 JR8 (25,000-35,000) – Lot 2034

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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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2036

SCARCE SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 125758. Cal. 38 WCF (38-40). Special order deluxe ’73 with 24″ oct bbl, full magazine, Beach’s combination front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight and thick base tang sight with 4″ staff. Receiver is case color hardened. Mounted with highly figured, flame grain uncheckered American walnut. Crescent buttplate with trap which contains a 4-pc cleaning rod. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is marked with the assembly number “4621″, “XX” and an “R”; buttstock has same matching number in upper tang channel and inside toe of buttplate. This gun based on SN 125758 was made in 1883. This rifle was produced during the height of the great westward expansion when repeating firearms were in great demand. Hunting and self protection firearms were necessary tools and most all business and pleasure were conducted from the back of a horse, wagon or buggy which exposed these firearms continuously to harsh elements, usually with little maintenance. This is a fine all matching gun in scarce cal. 38. CONDITION: Fine to very fine, all matching. Bbl & magazine tube retain 70-80% thinning orig blue turning plum with sharp edge wear. Receiver, sideplates and hammer retain about 50% of their orig muted case colors. Lever & buttplate retain about 10% muted case color, remainder a gray/silver which matches frame and other case colored parts, though buttplate does have pitting. Stocks are sound and well fit with typical small scratches and blemishes from storage and overall retains about 50% its orig varnish finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with thin rifling. 4-50441 JS101 (8,000-12,000) – Lot 2036

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2037

DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 SPECIAL ORDER LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 133832. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Scarce special order 1873 with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, button magazine, half nickel front sight & short semi-buckhorn rear sight with checkered edges. Receiver is color case hardened. Mounted with about 2X center crotch, flame grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and serpentine grip with fleur-de-lis insert buttstock & crescent buttplate. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is marked with the assembly number “5057” and “XX”. Matching assembly number is found in top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle with oct bbl, plain trigger, checkered stock with pistol grip, 1/2 magazine and case hardened, received in warehouse Oct. 1, 1883 and shipped the same day to order number “7683”. Repaired & returned on Jan. 21, 1909, order number “22304”. PROVENANCE: LTC (r) Bert Millikin Collection. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl retains 70-75% orig blue, showing edge wear and thinning, turning brown; receiver & forend cap retain traces of case colors being mostly a brownish patina with a spot of rust on left side plate; lever & hammer retain dark case colors; buttplate is refinished. Stock has tiny chips in the toe, otherwise wood is sound and retains about all of an old restored finish. Mechanics are fine; bright shiny bore. 4-51240 JR7 (7,500-12,500) – Lot 2037

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2038

RARE ATLANTA POLICE DEPT 1873 WINCHESTER RIFLE.

SN 289758B. 44 Cal. WCF (44-40). Standard grade rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine with half brass blade fixed front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Receiver is third type with milled rail and third type dust cover. Left side plate is engraved “20 / Atlanta Police”. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with straight stock and crescent buttplate with brass trap still retaining 4-pc metal cleaning rod. Buttstock and forend cap have factory sling swivels. There were thought to be only 125 of these rifles purchased by the Atlanta Police Department and that they are the only known Winchester rifles that will letter as having been engraved for a police department. The chief of the Atlanta Police Department was Arthur B Connolly when these rifles were ordered. He was elected Chief in April of 1881. He remained Chief until his death in 1897. During this time the population of Atlanta was 65,500 people and the Police budget was only 100,000.00 for the year. According to our consignor, when he acquired the gun it was told to him that the police gun number 20 was Chief Connolly’s gun. There is no documentation available at this time. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains about 70% orig blue finish with balance plum with sharp edge wear scattered small scratches and other minor blemishes; magazine tube retains about 80-90% thinning blue finish and the forend cap about 30% orig blue; receiver retains about 50% orig blue, strong and bright in the more sheltered areas, dull and turning plum on the more exposed areas; balance of metal is a silver/brown patina. Hammer retains strong case colors and the lever traces of bright color with balance light muted silver/gray with some rust and pitting. Stocks are sound and well fit with a bit of burl retaining much of their orig varnish, though forestock varnish is thin with a hand worn patina. Stock has scattered small scratches, dents and other small typical storage blemishes. Mechanics are fine; bright shiny bore with only a couple spots of light pitting. 4-50442 JS100 (7,000-9,000) – Lot 2038

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2039

WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 SPECIAL ORDER HEAVY BARREL LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 206969B. 44 Cal. WCF. Standard grade rifle with 24-1/2″ oct bbl, extra heavy (9 lbs 12 oz). Full magazine, fixed front sight and adjustable 2-blade rear sight. Receiver has milled rail for 3rd type dust cover. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with straight stock and crescent buttplate that has a trap and addition of tang sight. This rifle was produced March 4, 1887 near the end of the Indian wars and the great westward migration of Manifest Destiny when any repeating arm, especially center fire rifles were in great demand. The model 1873 was the first successful center fire repeating rifle to gain popularity and widespread distribution. These rifles were daily use working tools and usually saw extensive hard service under extreme conditions. PROVENANCE: Warren Webster, St. Anthony, Idaho. Lewis Yearout 1969. Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Frame and magazine retain strong traces of thinning finish, left side of receiver actually exhibits maybe 20% or 30% thinning blue finish. Bbl retains traces of finish maybe traces of old refinish but address and caliber markings are very crisp and possibly bbl was just cleaned. Hammer retains 20-30% muted case colors and trigger retains 20-30% fire blue with some pitting. Tang sight is functional and retains about half of its orig blue finish. Lever is mostly gray/brown with pitting. Baseplate has similar color with traces of blue in protected areas with pitting especially last few inches with SN. Forestock is refinished and exhibits most of its revarnished finish. Buttstock fits gun well with erosion and chip at toe with numerous small scratches, dents and other minor blemishes; retaining much of a thin old varnish. Gun functions mechanically and exhibits well defined rifling with pitting. 4-53818 JS92 (5,000-7,000) – Lot 2039

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2040

VERY RARE SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE WINCHESTER SMALL BORE LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 194605A. Cal. 22 EX. Long. Incredibly rare rifle with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, gold washed Beach’s combination front sight, 2-leaf folding rear sight and a rare 62-A (lollipop) tang sight. Tang sight is probably not orig to this rifle as there is no pin for the peephole as would have been found on an orig factory installation. Top flat of bbl has the extraordinarily rare feature of full matting. Caliber marking is on the top left flat to accommodate the matting and the bbl address is rolled through the matting. Left side plate is post-market engraved in zig-zag lettering, upside down, “H. Palmer / 1893 / No 3”. This engraving is very similar to that applied by Wolf & Klar of Fort Worth, TX. The carrier has had an extremely clever alteration of a small device mounted to the right side that is adjustable to allow three different cartridge lengths, short, long and extra long. Mounted with very highly figured, 3-4X, center crotch, flame grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and black fleur-de-lis inlay, serpentine grip buttstock that has crescent buttplate without trap. Left side of lower tang under the wood is marked with the assembly number “633”, “XXX”, “32” and “S”. The 32 apparently refers to the rebated top front edge of the receiver which is found only on the small bore rifles. Matching assembly number is also found in the top tang channel of the buttstock. Buttplate is unnumbered but appears to fit absolutely perfectly and is undoubtedly orig to this rifle. Accompanied by a Winchester Gun Museum letter addressed to well known collector dealer Woody Hawkinson of Circle, MT and identifies this rifle in caliber 22 EX. long, 26″ oct bbl, plaint trigger, case hardened, checkered pistol grip stock, matted bbl and no rear seat, shipped Dec. 3, 1885. Obviously the rear sight was added during the period of use. Also accompanied by Mr. Yearout’s Collection inventory card which states that he purchased this rifle in May 1970 from renown dealer Doug Jahnke of Fargo, ND. PROVENANCE: Woody Hawkinson; Doug Jahnke; Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains about 75% thinning orig blue turning a little plum; magazine tube retains 20-25% blue in sheltered areas being mostly a cleaned metal patina; receiver & side plates retain 60-70% faded case colors with the balance turned silver; hammer retains faded case colors and the lever mostly silvered. Wood is sound with nicks & scratches showing heavy wear on the checkering with the stock retaining about 60% orig varnish and the balance, incl forearm, a hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine; strong bore, dark in the grooves. 4-53829 JR36 (8,000-12,000) – Lot 2040

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2041

EXTREMELY RARE SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE ENGRAVED SMALL BORE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 232474. Cal. 22 Short. Extremely rare rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, nickel silver Rocky Mountain front sight, early short semi-buckhorn rear sight with serrated edges and an added Marbles self-erecting tang sight. Mounted with about 2-3X flame grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and serpentine grip, ebony insert, pistol grip stock and crescent buttplate without trap. Receiver is very nicely engraved by one of the Ulrichs with a small vignette of a running whitetail buck on the left side plate surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns which are also found on the front & rear side flats. Right side plate is engraved with an empty scroll, apparently for presentation. Right side had identical foliate arabesque patterns. Engraving extends over the top front of the receiver, which is rebated, top & bottom tangs and between the timing screws on the bottom of the receiver. Top flat of the bbl is fully matted with the caliber on the left top flat to accommodate the matting. Bbl address is rolled through the matting. Receiver has single set trigger. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is marked with the assembly number “2849”, “XX” and “32”. This last number is probably an assemblers mistake as it should be stamped “22”. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle in caliber 22 with oct bbl, checkered pistol grip stock and under remarks section “gold trims, matted barrel, engraved $2.00”, received in warehouse Apr. 25, 1887 and shipped the same day. Also accompanied by Mr. Yearout’s inventory card which identifies this rifle and shows that he purchased it from renown firearms dealer Leroy Merz of Fergus Falls, MN. in Apr. 1981. PROVENANCE: Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Fair to good. No orig finish remains being an overall dark brown patina with scattered fine pitting, nicks & dings. The top & bottom tangs, under the wood, show nickel plating; stock has a series of fine grain checks on the right side at the buttplate and is missing the grip inlay, otherwise is sound with a dark oil stained finish. Forearm has a compression fracture on the right side with a few chips at each end and is dark & oil stained, showing heavy wear on the checkering. Buttplate is probably a replacement and is heavily pitted. Bolt is missing the extractor, otherwise mechanics are fine. Bore appears to be blocked, probably by a lodged bullet. 4-53803 (8,000-12,000) – Lot 2041

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2042
Revised: 9/18/2014

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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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2043

SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 SPECIAL ORDER SMALL BORE TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 160063. Cal. 22 short. Standard grade rifle, with special order 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight & semi-buckhorn rear sight. Receiver is takedown style that utilized a tapered pin to secure the bbl into the frame. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock and crescent buttplate without trap. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum Research Request sheet which identifies this rifle in caliber 22, with 26″ oct bbl and plain trigger received in warehouse Mar. 6,1885 and shipped the next day to order number “19268”. The takedown feature is not mentioned. Standard bbl length for the Model 1873 was 24″. Also accompanied by a copy of Mr. Yearout’s Collection inventory card which indicates he purchased it from his son, Leyton Z. Yearout. Also accompanied by copies of several pages from an unidentified book furnishing information about the Model 1873 caliber 22 rifles and the takedown feature. PROVENANCE: Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: About very good. Bbl retains 60-70% orig blue turning brown with freckles of surface spotting and a few nicks on the sharp edges; outer magazine tube is a plummy/brown patina; receiver retains traces of orig blue in sheltered areas being mostly a blue/brown patina; forearm has a crack by the right bbl channel with a bruise on the left side and usual nicks & scratches. Buttstock has usual handling & use marks, nicks & dings and retains most of an old restored finish. Forearm has a hand worn patina. Bolt is missing the extractor, otherwise mechanics are fine; worn dark bore with visible rifling. 4-53830 JR52 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 2043

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2044
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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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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2045

RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 TRAPPER SADDLE RING CARBINE.

SN 329914. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Rare trapper carbine with 16″ bbl, full magazine, barleycorn front sight and carbine ladder rear sight, missing its slide & retaining screw. Left side of receiver has a staple & ring. Mounted with uncheckered, slab-sawed American walnut with straight stock and carbine buttplate with trap. Stock & forearm have an incised diamond pattern decoration over their entire surfaces, much of which is completely worn away, with the balance rather thin. Accompanied by a reproduction 3-pc brass & steel cleaning rod. Also accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this carbine in cal 44, with 16″ bbl, received in warehouse Mar. 27, 1890 and shipped same day to order number 10543. This trapper carbine is typical of those shipped to South America and later repatriated. A large percentage of trapper carbines were sold in South America which has lead to the scarcity of these highly collectible arms. They are rarely found today in orig configuration with any orig finish. CONDITION: Very good. No orig finish remains with the metal being an overall dark brown patina with areas of scattered pitting on the receiver & side plates. Stock has a series of grain checks, a hair line back of the top & bottom tangs with chips around the tang and otherwise retains a hand worn patina showing heavy wear. Mechanics are fine; worn bore with good rifling and heavy pitting. Cleaning rod is extremely fine. 4-51298 (12,500-17,500) – Lot 2045

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2046

RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 SADDLE RING TRAPPER CARBINE.

SN 486139. 44 Cal. WCF (44-40). Standard grade carbine with rare 15″ bbl, full magazine, barleycorn front sight & 900 yard carbine ladder rear sight. Left side receiver has a staple & ring. Mounted with nicely figured, slab sawed American walnut with straight stock & carbine buttplate with trap. Receiver is 3rd type with integral rail & 3rd type dust cover. Accompanied by a Buffalo Bill Historical Center Museum letter, which identifies this carbine in 44 cal with 15″ bbl, shipped on January 8, 1895. It is rare to find a trapper carbine in completely orig, serviceable condition. Most of them were sold to Central & South American users where they saw hard & continuous service in jungle conditions, some are still in use today. Generally those trapper carbines which have been repatriated to the U.S. show their extreme hard use and are usually in near relic condition. This example originated in Butte, Montana. This is an interesting gun in that it was one of the very first to ever be exempted by BATF regulation and is pictured in the American Rifleman Magazine April 1980 article titled “Freeing Winchester Old Trappers” by Ron Keysor (actually ghost written by Lewis Yearout such that there wouldn’t be repercussion on the guns pictured from his collection). Included with this Trapper is copy of article with Mr. Yearout’s notes. Also accompanying is Department of The Treasury, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms (BATF)letter, dated 1978, which exempts this carbine from the provisions of Title 18, U.S. Code, and further states that “As an ‘Antique,’ it is not a firearm as defined in Title 18 ——, and is not subject to control under Title I of the Gun Control Act of 1968”. PROVENANCE: George O’Connor, Butte, MT; Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Very good overall. Gun overall is gray with scattered areas of pitting and old cleaning. Gun appears orig with no apparent external restoration. Stocks are sound and solid with some darkening around bbl band, rear forestock and front of buttstock where it abuts frame. Mechanically sound and exhibits bore with crisp, discernible rifling, though pitted. 4-53816 JS93 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 2046

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2047

FINE SCARCE WINCHESTER 38-40 MODEL 1873 SADDLE RING CARBINE.

SN 463102-b. 38 Cal. WCF (38-40). Standard grade carbine with 20″ bbl, full magazine, barley corn fixed front sight and 900 yard carbine ladder rear sight. Receiver has machined rail with a third type dust cover. Left side of receiver has a staple & ring. Mounted with uncheckered, strait grain American walnut with crescent stock and carbine buttplate with trap. Very few 1873 carbines were made in 38 Cal. Factory records will relate (order #20879) this gun was shipped July 7, 1893 to unknown recipient. This is a very nice gun that appears orig and authentic with orig finish in rare carbine Cal. for an antique arm. PROVENANCE: Harry Lockwood, Milford, OH. Lewis Yearout 2005. Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Bbl retains about 10% thinning blue with balance plum/brown with crisp address and Cal. markings with scattered small scratches and minor blemishes. Magazine retains about 40% thinning blue finish with balance plum/brown matching bbl. Frame and baseplate retain 10-20% thinning blue finish with balance brown/gray with scattered scratches and small blemishes that match rest of gun. Small crack in bolt at point where hammer strikes. Hammer retains some case color in protected areas. Stocks are sound, solid, well fit with numerous small scratches and minor blemishes with hand worn patina. “17” of unknown purpose stamped on reverse of forestock and buttstock as can be seen in photos. Replaced screw in the strap that attaches bbl to magazine. Mechanically gun functions adequately with well defined rifling though pitted. 4-53817 JS94 (5,000-7,000) – Lot 2047

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2048

VERY RARE EARLY 1ST MODEL WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 SADDLE RING CARBINE.

SN 1904. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Standard grade carbine with 20″ bbl, full magazine, integral front band/sight and 1866 style two position rear sight note two screws on frame above trigger. Note two screws on frame above trigger. Receiver is 1st type with mortised, impressed “round” thumbprint dust cover. Forearm band is thick Model 1866 style. Left side of receiver has a staple & ring. Mounted with uncheckered, slab-sawed American walnut with straight stock and carbine buttplate with trap that contains an orig 3-pc brass & iron cleaning rod. This was Winchesters first model for center fire cartridges and was wildly successful worldwide but primarily on the American frontier. These carbines were working tools usually exposed continuously to adverse conditions in saddle scabbards and wagon boxes. They are rarely found today with any orig finish. PROVENANCE: Collection of John Montague. CONDITION: Good. Bbl & magazine tube retain 20-30% orig blue in sheltered areas with the balance a dark brown patina and a cleaned area over the bbl address which is completely legible; receiver, lever & hammer are a dark crusty brown patina and the dust cover screw and block are missing. Stock has a chip by the heel otherwise wood is sound with nicks & scratches and retains a hand worn patina. Hammer will not come to full cock when the lever is operated although it functions well manually, otherwise mechanics are fine except dust cover as noted; strong bore with good shine and light pitting that may clean. Cleaning rod is fine. 4-54387 (6,000-8,000) – Lot 2048

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2049

*WINCHESTER THIRD MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION MUSKET.

SN 570072B. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Fine musket with 30″ bbl, full magazine, square base front sight/bayonet lug & 900 yd musket ladder rear sight. Mounted with very nicely figured, uncheckered straight grain American walnut with full length forearm & straight stock and carbine/musket buttplate with trap containing a 5-pc all iron cleaning rod. Forearm is secured with 3 bands with the center band having a sling loop & a corresponding loop in the buttstock. Most of these 1873 muskets were sold to South American countries to arm their militaries which apparently never happened. Many of these muskets were returned to the United States in the mid-20th century still in their orig shipping crates & factory grease. Most of them are still in pristine new condition such as this one, usually with a few small bruises from the extended shipping. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, appears to be new and unfired with only a small scrape on the right side plate & a few minor, tiny nicks. Lever, hammer & buttplate all retain brilliant case colors. Stock has 3-4 old bruises with another on the forearm. Wood is sound and retains virtually all of it’s crisp, orig oil finish. Even the lever latch retains all of it’s bright case colors. Mechanics are crisp. Brilliant shiny bore, appears to be new and unfired. Cleaning rod is equally new. 4-51944 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 2049

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2050

*SCARCE WINCHESTER 3RD MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION MUSKET.

SN 571036. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Standard grade musket with 30″ bbl, full magazine, square base front sight/socket bayonet lug and 900 yd musket ladder rear sight. Mounted with very nicely figured, uncheckered American walnut with full length forearm, secured by three bands. Buttstock has straight grip with carbine/musket buttplate with trap. Center forearm band & buttstock have factory sling loops. Only about 5% of the total production of about 720,000 Model 1873 arms were muskets, made primarily for off-shore markets. Somewhere around the mid 20th century a cache of virtually new 1873 muskets was discovered in Nicaragua, purchased and returned to the United States still in their orig packing crates with slings, bayonets & cleaning rods. This musket was probably one of that lot, now having had its bayonet, sling & cleaning rod misplaced. Although there are a number of these very high conditioned 1873 muskets in circulation they are still a very rare find. CONDITION: Extremely fine, probably unfired. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 99% crisp orig blue with minor thinning around the muzzle from bayonet installation; receiver, as is usually found on these pristine muskets, has a few light nicks & scratches from contact with other muskets in the shipping crates; lever & hammer retain brilliant case colors; buttplate retains brilliant case colors on the tang, a little muted on the face. Wood is sound with 2 or 3 small bruised on the forearm and a small splinter near the receiver and overall retains virtually all of its crisp orig oil finish. Mechanics are crisp; brilliant shiny bore; may have been fired, but if so, very little. 4-53741 JR124 (6,000-8,000) – Lot 2050

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2051

*WINCHESTER MODEL1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE ENGRAVED AND GOLD INLAID BY EMMA ACHLEITHNER.

SN 672787. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Beautiful and unusual custom engraved ’73 with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight with screw and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with very nicely figured, replacement, uncheckered American Claro walnut with straight stock and crescent buttplate with trap. Receiver, bbl, forend cap, lever & buttplate are very nicely engraved by master engraver Emma Achleithner with full coverage foliate arabesque scrolls over the receiver, side plates, carrier, dust cover & forend cap. Left side plate is overlaid with extraordinary raised gold stage coach with a 4-horse hitch, driver and shotgun rider with passengers visible in windows. Right side plate is similarly gold overlaid with seven raised gold, running buffalo. These gold overlays are executed in great detail, as are the backgrounds on both side plates. Dust cover has the raised gold applique of an Indian warrior’s head in equal fine detail. Both sides of receiver are outlined in gold wire with a single gold pattern of foliate arabesque scrolls inlaid in gold on each side. The entire length of 7 of the 8 bbl flats have full coverage foliate arabesque pattern engraving. The artist signature is engraved on the left front raised area of the receiver. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle in cal. 44 with oct bbl and shipped to J.P. Gemmer, St. Louis, MO received in warehouse Oct. 26, 1910 and shipped Dec. 20, 1910 to order number 295416. Also accompanied by the Jan. 1965 issue of The American Rifleman magazine which pictures another of Ms. Achleithner’s rifles on the cover. Ms. Achleithner was a graduate of the Ferlach Engraving School and apparently immigrated to the U.S. in about 1957. While this engraving is in non-traditional patterns it is beautiful to see and the gold work is extraordinary. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Overall retains virtually all of its fine custom finish to both metal & wood. Hammer retains about all of its custom gold wash. Mechanics are fine; bright shiny bore. 4-47904 JR122 (6,000-10,000) – Lot 2051

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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.

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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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

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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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2055

SCARCE DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 7855. 45-75 Cal. Fine deluxe rifle with 30″ oct bbl, full magazine, German silver bladed fixed front sight, 2-position adjustable ladder sight and added mid range 3-1/4″ Vernier tang sight. Receiver is second type with oval thumbprint dust cover. Frame is blued. Mounted with strait grain American walnut with checkered forearm; with crescent buttplate with trap. Left side of lower tang is marked “47” and with the assembly number “3159″ same two numbers are also found in top tang channel of buttstock. Cody Firearms Museum research request should show this rifle (work order #13091) with 28″ oct heavy bbl, set trigger, received in warehouse October 22, 1878 and shipped that same day. Returned by Skinker June 14, 1881 and reshipped that same day (work order #25138). This second work order may explain why forestock is higher grade piece of wood with burl and bbl is 30″ heavy bbl. This gun appears orig throughout. PROVENANCE: L.A. Gilmore, Olympia, WA. Lewis Yearout 1965. Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Very good to fine overall. Bbl and magazine exhibit traces of orig blue finish in protected areas with balance being a brown/plum overall with scattered dents and scratches. Frame and sideplates retain about 60% of their orig factory blue with numerous scratches, scrapes and areas of staining. Buttplate retains about 60% of its blue finish though number at toe is “3159” and is not particularly well fit with gap at top where it adjoins stock. Mid-range tang sight fits fun well but according to notes it was added in 1970. Mechanically gun is sound and functional with discernible bore though pitted. 4-53826 JS106 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 2055

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2056

SCARCE DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 35135. 45-75 Cal. Fine deluxe rifle with 28″ oct bbl, full magazine, German silver bladed fixed front sight, 2-position adjustable ladder sight and added 3-1/4″ Vernier tang sight. Receiver is third type with machined dust cover rail and plain dust cover. Frame is case hardened. Mounted with very highly figured XX flame grain American walnut with checkered forearm and black 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 “1710″ & “R” 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 oct bbl, set trigger, checkered stock with pistol grip, received in warehouse September 22, 1883 and shipped that same day. Research letter states Cal. as 76 which undoubtedly refers to the orig caliber of the other three guns in this shipment, the same notation, Cal is 45-75. PROVENANCE: Henry Bitz, Box Elder, MT. Lewis Yearout 1963. Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Fine, all matching. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 20-30% orig blue balance plum/gray with staining. Magazine tube has several large scratches including about a 3″ zigzaged scratch about 6″ from muzzle though only partially seen as it is on section next to bbl. Frame, sideplates, hammer and nosecap retain about 80% muted case colors; lever retains about 50% muted case colors. Dust cover retains about 70% mixed blue, plum and brown finish with edges gray. Base of rear sight retains some orig color with pitting; tang sight retains 30-40% finish to base and leaf; buttplate is a silver/gray overall with areas of pitting. Stocks are sound, solid and well fit; diamond point checkering is heavily worn with several large dings and dents and typical other small scratches and blemishes typically seen. Stocks retain about 40% thin varnish overall, less on forestock. Mechanically gun is functional with well discerned rifling in pitted bore. 4-53822 JS103 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 2056

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2057

SCARCE DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 53079. Cal. 40-60. Fine deluxe rifle with 28″ oct bbl, full magazine, German silver bladed fixed front sight, 2-position adjustable ladder sight and added 3-1/4″ Vernier tang sight. Receiver is third type with machined dust cover rail and plain dust cover. Mounted with nicely figured XX flame grain American walnut with checkered forearm and black 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 “2582″ 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 oct bbl, set trigger, case hardened & checkered stock with pistol grip, graduated peep and breech sights, received in warehouse April 22, 1886 and shipped April 24, 1886. PROVENANCE: William Spencer, Superior, WI. Lewis Yearout 1964. Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Very good to fine, all matching. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 10% orig blue in sheltered areas, thinning over top flats of bbl and turning plum overall with scattered staining and small scratches. Forend cap is a silver/gray patina with old cleaning; receiver & lever are brown/gray overall with left sideplate lighter, more gray. Protected areas of frame show remnants of a dull “tin-like” color. Hammer retains traces of muted case colors. Stocks are sound with usual nicks & scratches, showing light diamond point wear and retain 75-80% orig varnish overall with hand worn patina. Mechanically gun functions well. Bore exhibits crisp rifling though pitted. 4-53821 JS102 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 2057

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2058

RARE DELUXE SPECIAL ORDER FACTORY ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 23282. Cal. 45-60. Second model ’76 with rare 24″ oct to rnd bbl, button magazine, half nickel front sight, 1000 yd ladder rear sight and thick base mid-range vernier tang sight with 3″ staff. Receiver is 2nd type with attached dust cover rail with 3rd type dust cover. Mounted with highly figured, center crotch, flame & shell grain American walnut that has H-style checkered forearm and straight stock with smooth steel shotgun buttplate. The serial number on lower tang is only partially visible with three partially legible numbers which appear to be “282” or “232”. Left side of lower tang, under the wood is marked with the assembly number “232”, “XX” and an “S”. Matching assembly number is also found inside top tang channel of buttstock. Inside toe of buttplate, which is a replacement is marked with the assembly number “74”. Receiver, side plates and forend cap are nicely engraved by L.D. Nimschke in foliate arabesque patterns with several of the side plate scrolls terminating in flower blossoms. Side plates and front flats have double line borders. Light engraving patterns extend over top & bottom of receiver, dust cover, top tang and forend cap. Accompanied by a Winchester Gun Museum letter which identifies the rifle with serial number “23282” in caliber 45-60 with 24″ 1/2 oct bbl, case hardened with checkered stock, shotgun butt, plain trigger and 1/2 magazine shipped Sep. 13, 1883. Also accompanying is a copy of Mr. Yearout’s Collection inventory card which shows that he purchased this rifle in Jul. 1964 from well known dealer/collector Jim Aplen of Sturgis, SD. A note on the back of the card relates that Mr. Aplen had purchased this rifle from a pawn shop in Junction City, KS in 1963 or 1964. PROVENANCE: Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Good. No orig finish remains on the metal being mostly a cleaned, mottled silver and brown patina. Receiver is a grey metal color with scattered silvered case colors, results of having been cleaned. Wood is sound with usual handling & use, nicks & scratches and retains about 85-90% orig varnish with dark oil staining around the wrist, buttplate and on the forearm. Mechanics are fine; worn dark bore. 4-53806 JR59 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 2058

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2059

SCARCE EARLY DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 1221. 45-75 Cal. Fine deluxe rifle with 28″ oct bbl, full magazine, German silver bladed fixed front sight and 2-position adjustable ladder sight. Receiver is second type with machined dust cover rail with oval thumbprint dust cover. This gun was orig made without dust cover but went back to factory to be refitted (though no factory information mentions this). Frame is case hardened. Mounted with highly figured XX flame grain American walnut strait stock with checkering and 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 “86″ which number is also found in top tang channel of buttstock and on buttplate. Sideplates are stamped “219” & “221”. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum SN research request which identifies this rifle with oct bbl, set trigger, checkered stock, case hardening, work order #11741 received in warehouse April 11, 1878 and shipped May 6, 1878. This gun is also accompanied by the early “hump-backed hammer” and thick toed buttplate. This gun is a nice example of seeing a factory braised and screwed rail and dust cover added to one of the orig 3,000 or so “open top” Model 1876s in style of type 2 frames. PROVENANCE: John Fox, Billings, MT. Lewis Yearout 1971. Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Very good, all matching. Bbl & magazine tube retain traces of orig finish though mostly brown/plum overall with areas of cleaning, spotting, staining and pitting. Frame & hammer retain traces of case colors but appear more tin-like in protected areas. Other metal surfaces are gray/brown, buttplate is more brown with pitting. Stocks are sound, solid and well fit; small putty repair at left top toe adjoining buttplate. Diamond point checkering is moderately to heavily worn especially at bottom of forestock which exhibits no checkering with a hand rubbed patina. Wood overall exhibits minor scratches and other blemishes. Mechanically rifle functions and rifling in bore is discernible though pitted. 4-53824 JS104 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 2059

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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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2061

RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 OPEN TOP LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 592. Cal. 45-75. Standard grade rifle with 28″ rnd bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight and a thin-base sporting vernier rear sight with 3″ staff. Lever has a pin in the top of center web which depresses the trigger lock. Mounted with extra finish (1-X) uncheckered American walnut with straight stock and crescent buttplate with trap containing an orig 4-pc brass & iron cleaning rod. Buttplate is earliest style with reinforced toe. Receiver is made without dust cover therefore the name “open top”. Left side of lower tang, under the wood is marked with the assembly number “19” and “X”. Matching assembly number is also found in top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Bbl & magazine tube have an aftermarket band with narrow sling loop with no corresponding loop or hole for one in the buttstock. Accompanied by a copy of Mr. Yearout’s Collection inventory card which shows that he purchased this rifle in Dec. 1964 from Jim Whitlock of Casper, WY. These early 1876 rifles are rarely ever found with high orig finish. They usually saw very hard frontier service with near continuous exposure to the elements and with very little maintenance. PROVENANCE: Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl retains about 75-80% orig blue turning a little plum with light cleaning over the chamber area and a couple wear spots toward the muzzle; magazine tube retains about 95% orig blue; receiver retains traces of case colors in the most sheltered areas with smoky case colors on left side plate with the balance turned silver; lever & hammer retain faded case colors turning silver. Wood is sound with usual light nicks & scratches, a couple of bruises and retains its hand worn oil finish. Mechanics are fine; strong bright bore, a little dull in the grooves. 4-53827 (7,000-9,000) – Lot 2061

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2062

WINCHESTER SECOND MODEL 1876 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 13080. Cal. 45-60. Standard grade rifle with 28″ rnd bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight and short, early semi-buckhorn rear sight with checkered edges. Receiver is second type with screwed-on dust cover rail and smooth orig dust cover. Left side of lower tang is marked “CF” and with the assembly number “1096”. Matching assembly number is also found in top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. There appears to be another assembly number that was over-stamped, also in top tang channel, probably at the factory. Receiver has dbl set triggers. Mounted with very nicely figured, uncheckered American walnut with straight stock and crescent buttplate with trap. Wood fits extremely well. The Model 1876 had the lowest production of all the lever action Winchesters and rnd bbl examples are scarce, especially those with any orig finish. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 80-85% strong orig blue turning a little plum on magazine tube and over chamber area at the carry point; receiver retains bright case colors in the most sheltered areas with smoky gray colors elsewhere; hammer retains strong case colors, bright on left side, fading elsewhere; lever retains strong case colors on sides, turned silver on outer faces; buttplate is a mottled silver/brown patina. Wood is sound with a few light scratches and a couple of dings and retains a fine hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with sharp rifling, frosty in the grooves. 4-51946 (6,000-10,000) – Lot 2062

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2063

WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 61976. Cal. 40-60. Standard grade rifle with 28″ oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight and 1886 marked ladder rear sight. Receiver has single set trigger. Mounted with uncheckered, slab-sawed American walnut with straight stock and crescent buttplate with trap. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle in cal 40-60 with oct bbl and set trigger, received in warehouse Oct. 18, 1889 and shipped same day to order number 4056. This rifle was manufactured in 1889 at a time when the west was wild and large bore repeating rifles were in great demand. They usually saw very hard and continuous frontier service under extreme conditions and are rarely found today with any orig finish. CONDITION: Very fine. Receiver, bbl, magazine tube & forend cap retain 98-99% crisp orig blue under a coating of old dried oil, with only faint sharp edge wear and a few freckles on the receiver; lever & hammer retain strong case colors, faded on outer faces of lever. Stock has a couple small gouges in the wrist and retains most of an old restored finish; forearm is sound and retains most of its orig oil finish; buttplate is a smooth brown patina. Mechanics are crisp; brilliant shiny bore; shows very little use; bolt face retains traces of orig blue and loading gate most of its orig blue. 4-47910 JR112 (7,000-10,000) – Lot 2063

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2064

SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 OPEN TOP LEVER ACTION CARBINE.

SN 3859. 45-75 Cal. Standard grade carbine with 22″ rnd bbl, full magazine, barleycorn front sight & 2-position flip rear sight graduated to 500 yds. Left side of receiver has a stud and carbine ring. Mounted with uncheckered, slab sawed American walnut with full length forearm & straight stock that has carbine buttplate without trap. Forearm has a metal tip and sgl band retained by a band spring. Receiver is the rare first type without dust cover, referred to as “open top”. Open top Models ’76 are quite scarce especially in carbines. Typically the accepted SN range is through 3,000, this carbine SN 3859 while outside that range is no doubt orig and correct. Winchester factory research shows this gun was received May 13, 1878 and shipped October 9, 1878. PROVENANCE: Curtis Jones. Lewis Yearout 1983. Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Very good overall. Metal overall is plum/gray with good markings, scattered staining and pitting especially on lever. Stocks are sound and solid with normal scratches and other blemishes. About a 3″ longitudinal crack on right side of buttstock that has an old glued repair. Stocks retain most of their revarnished finish. Mechanics are fine and bore exhibits good discernible rifling though pitted. 4-53820 JS108 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 2064

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2065

RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 SADDLE RING CARBINE SHIPPED TO THE FAMOUS NORTH WEST MOUNTIES IN 1885.

SN 44465. 45-75 Cal. Standard grade carbine with 22″ bbl, barleycorn fixed front sight and carbine ladder rear sight. Receiver is 3rd type with milled rail and 3rd type dust cover. It has a stud and carbine ring in the left side. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with full length forearm, steel nose cap and single band. Buttstock has straight grip and carbine buttplate. This carbine was purchased by the Canadian Northwest Mounted Police per factory letter and shipped as one of 300 guns shipped April 8, 1885. This was a very popular carbine in its day, being the first carbine to handle the large bore cartridges. The Northwest Mounties saw very hard service and their arms are rarely found in fine condition today. There are several letters concerning this gun which state this gun was found in an old trapper’s cabin in what may have originally been the jail house for Trout Lake City, British Columbia. Regardless this is a wonderful “as found” 76 carbine that saw service in the Canadian Northwest. PROVENANCE: Leo Goodwin, Revelstoke, B.C. Mark Nordland, Powell, WY 1984. Lewis Yearout 2000. Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Very good to fine overall. Gun retains traces of finish on frame and bbl. Bbl address markings and cal markings are crisp and well defined and discerned. Stocks are well fit with typical small blemishes and several large dents as can be seen in photographs. Hand worn patina. Mechanically gun functions well with good discernible rifling in bore though pitted. 4-53840 JS107 (5,000-7,000) – Lot 2065

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2066

VERY RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 LEVER ACTION MUSKET FROM CITIZENS’ GUARD OF HAWAII.

SN 28775. Cal. 45-75. Standard grade musket with 32″ rnd bbl, full magazine, barleycorn front sight/bayonet lug and the very rare 900 yd Baker ladder rear sight. Receiver is 3rd type with integral dustcover rail that has a 2nd type dust cover with an impressed thumbprint. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with full length forearm and straight stock with musket buttplate without trap. Left side of forearm is grooved and contains a slotted head steel ramrod through the forend cap which also has a saber bayonet lug on the right side. Buttstock & middle band have sling wires which contain an orig brass buckle, 1-pc leather sling. Both sides of the buttstock are stamped “CGH” (Citizens’ Guard of Hawaii). Right side of buttstock has two different rack numbers. Accompanied by an orig saber bayonet that has 20-1/4″ Yaghtahan blade and cast brass handle with eagle head & feather pattern handle. Bayonet has its orig black leather & brass scabbard. Accompanied by a Winchester Gun Museum letter addressed to renown dealer Norm Flayderman which states that this musket was shipped Nov. 22, 1882. Also accompanying are copies of two articles about the Hawaiian Winchesters and the Citizens’ Guard, Republic of Hawaii which gives the history of these rare muskets and the Model 1876. One of the articles states that only 617 muskets were produced. In addition there is a 2-pg letter from well known dealer and author, John Bell to Mr. Yearout which identifies this musket as having been issued to Charles Thurston when he was commissioned into the Citizens’ Guard Apr. 23, 1895. Along with the musket he was issued a belt, badge and 40 rounds of ammunition plus a “Ranger” side arm with 20 rounds of ammunition for it. Also accompanying is a hand written double sided page of research regarding the Hawaiian Model 1876 which states that there were 72 carbines and 300 muskets on order number “35449”, Nov. 22, 1882. A typewritten note from Mr. Yearout states that he purchased this musket from Norm Flayderman’s catalog. PROVENANCE: Norm Flayderman; Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Fair to good. No orig finish remains with the metal being an overall cleaned grey/brown patina showing fine pitting over most of the bbl with some light pitting on the receiver. There is a hairline in the wrist, otherwise wood is sound showing heavy wear and a dark hand worn patina with numerous nicks, scratches & dings. Rear sight staff is bent. Sling is fine. Mechanics are are a little stiff and may need attention; very worn dark bore. Bayonet is extremely fine with clean bright blade and strong feather pattern on the handle. Scabbard is sound, slightly flexed with slight loses of finish and overall retains about 85% orig black finish. 4-53841 JR35 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 2066

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2067

EXTREMELY RARE SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 110270. Cal. 50-100-450. Rare rifle in a rare caliber with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, Lyman ivory bead hunting front sight, missing the ivory, 3-leaf carbine express rear sight and a sporting vernier tang sight with 3″ staff. Mounted with 3-4X, center crotch, feather & flame grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and capped pistol grip stock with Winchester hard rubber buttplate. Buttplate & toe of stock are missing a large chip that was damaged during the period of use. Heel of the buttplate has a couple of repaired cracks. Receiver is beautifully engraved, probably by one of the Ulrichs in #6 pattern which consists of the very large vignette of a walking bull moose in a forest scene on the left side and a bull caribou on the right side. Balance of the receiver is engraved in very nice foliate arabesque scrolls with fine pearled background and snake & dot border. Engraving extends over the top & bottom of the receiver and top tang. Top flat of the bbl is fully matted with the caliber marked on the top left flat and the bbl address rolled throughout the matting. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is marked with the assembly number “921” and an “S”. Matching assembly number is found in top tang channel of buttstock. Accompanied by a Winchester Gun Museum letter which identifies this rifle in caliber 50-100-450 with oct bbl, plain trigger, checkered pistol grip stock, shotgun butt, matted bbl, Lyman hunting front sight and $6 engraving with a moose on one side, a caribou on the other and “plenty of scroll work”. Shipped Sept. 3, 1896. Also accompanied by Mr. Yearout’s inventory record which identifies this rifle and shows that he purchased it Jul. 28, 1968 from C.S. Ramsey of Great Falls, MT. The back of this record card has the notation that Mr. Ramsey bought this rifle in 1967 from Jim Aplen of South Dakota who had purchased it at a farm auction in Wagner, South Dakota. Conversation with Mr. Ramsay revealed that Mr. Aplen actually bought the rifle in a bar in South Dakota, along with a Colt revolver. PROVENANCE: Jim Aplen; C.S.(Stonewall) Ramsey; Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl retains about 75-80% blue turning brown; magazine tube retains about 95% orig blue with brown overtones; receiver shows traces of orig case colors being mostly a cleaned metal patina; lever & hammer retain traces of case colors; buttstock & buttplate have the aforementioned damage, otherwise wood is sound and retains about 90% orig varnish on the stock and about 70% on the forearm. Mechanics are fine; strong bore with good shine and scattered pitting. 4-53804 JR20 (20,000-30,000) – Lot 2067

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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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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 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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2071

EXTREMELY RARE SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION SHORT RIFLE.

SN 109136. Cal. 50-100-450. Most rare Model 1886 with shortened 22″ extra heavy oct to rnd bbl, 2/3 (5 rd) magazine, full matted top, windgage globe front sight, no rear seat and a Lyman combination tang sight. Receiver has close, coupled double set triggers. Mounted with extremely beautiful, about 3-4X feather & flame grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and capped pistol gripped stock that has smooth steel buttplate. Left side of lower tang, under the wood is marked with the assembly number “1045” and “XX”. Matching assembly number is also found in top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Bottom rear of forearm is inlaid with an empty 1″ silver oval. Buttstock & forend cap have factory sling eyes. Accompanied by two Winchester Gun Museum letters from May & Sept 1964, which identifies this rifle in caliber 50-100-450, 1/2 oct bbl, matted, 1 lb. extra heavy bbl, set trigger, 1/2 magazine (5 cartridges), checkered pistol grip stock, shotgun butt, oil finish, sling & swivel, oval silver name plate in forearm, 1″ long, length of stock 14″, Lyman windgage front sight with set screw and no rear seat, shipped May 6, 1896. The May letter also states that this rifle was returned to the factory for some unspecified work on Dec. 8, 1898. Also accompanied by Mr. Yearout’s Collection inventory card which shows that he purchased it in Jul. 1964 from his brother, Dean E. Yearout. PROVENANCE: Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Fine to very fine, all matching. Bbl retains 92-94% strong orig blue with sharp edge wear, a narrow worn spot on left side with a small spot of blood pitting; magazine tube retains about 70% orig blue with what appears to be saddle scabbard wear; receiver, lever & hammer retain traces of case colors in sheltered areas being mostly case colors turned silver. Stock has an internal crack, not showing externally, otherwise is sound with a few light nicks & scratches with heavy wear on the checkering and retains strong oil finish. Mechanics are fine; very bright shiny bore. 4-53838 JR37 (10,000-15,000) – Lot 2071

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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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2074

*DELUXE EXTRA LIGHT HALF OCTAGONAL HALF ROUND MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION WINCHESTER RIFLE.

SN 141259. 45-70 Cal. Beautiful special order rifle with rare 26″ oct to rnd bbl, 2/3 magazine, adjustable hooded front sight (Lyman combination front sight), semi buckhorn adjustable rear sight and tang rear sight. Bbl is marked “NICKEL STEEL” on left flat and top flat has normal Cal. markings and address information with Winchester proof in oval which is also marked on breech adjacent to bbl. Left side of lower tang is marked with assembly number “286″ and “XX”. Mounted with very nicely figured XX flame grain American walnut with H-style carved forearm and capped pistol grip stock with a thick solid red pad with black spacer. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle in caliber 45-70 with 26″ half oct nickel steel bbl, extra light, Lyman combination front sight, checkered stock pistol grips, Silver’s recoil pad, received in factory July 2, 1907 and shipped July 9, 1907. There is an additional letter dated in 1908 stating gun was returned to factory with same information other than bbl was stated to be 22-1/2″ oct bbl which is obviously not the case. PROVENANCE: James D. Conaway, Wever, IA. Lewis Yearout 1971. Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Fine to very fine overall. Bbl retains about 80% thinning blue finish with balance plum. Magazine tube exhibits 95% reblued finish. Frame exhibits about 40% thinning blue finish. Traces of case color can be seen on hammer; lever is brown/silver gray with traces of muted colors in protected areas. Stocks are sound and solid, well fit with numerous small scratches and other small blemishes, stocks retain much of their orig varnish and an additional area at rear of forestock where gun is normally held has a more recent varnish layer. Mechanically gun is sound, rifling in bore is crisp and well defined. 4-53835 JS110 (5,000-9,000) – Lot 2074

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2075

DELUXE MODEL 1886 WINCHESTER RIFLE WITH FACTORY PRESENTATION PLAQUE.

SN 32418. 40-70 WCF Cal. Blue and case color. This gun conforms to other standard rifles with 26″ oct bbl address and cal. markings on top bbl flat. Gun is fitted with a German silver bladed adjustable front sight, semi buckhorn rear sight and a Lyman receiver sight with windage adjustment. Mounted on XXX finely figured American walnut with pistol grip and black insert. Left lower tang has assembly number “3149” and “XXX” and stock is marked on upper tang channel with matching number. Rarely seen are guns shipped with German silver nameplates in buttstock. This gun was shipped August 13, 1889 with special feature German silver nameplate 2-3/4″ x 1-3/4″ which was fastened to the stock with a pin extending from under buttplate to an extension attaching plate. To remove the nameplate for engraving, buttplate was removed and pin pulled. This rare factory feature is seen on other presentation Winchester rifles. This exact gun is shown on pg. 337 of George Madis’ book The Winchester Book. PROVENANCE: Dick Reyes, Carson City, NV. Lewis Yearout 1968. Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Gun is very good to fine overall, all matching. Overall brown/gray with strong traces of orig blue finish on bbl in protected areas and traces of case color can still be found in protected areas of hammer and lever. Stocks are sound and solid, well fit with moderate diamond point wear to checkering with hand rubbed patina. Mechanics are fine and bore is shiny with crisp rifling. 4-53834 JS114 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 2075

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2076

*DELUXE ENGRAVED MODEL 1886 WINCHESTER RIFLE.

SN 122060. 38-70 WCF Cal. Beautiful special order rifle with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, German silver bladed fixed front sight and flat top sporting rear sight. Bbl exhibits typical markings of address and cal. Left side of lower tang is marked with assembly number “366″ and “XX”. Matching assembly number is found in top tang channel of buttstock. Receiver is beautifully engraved and consists of a vignette of a buck on the left side in a circular panel all surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns with scroll borders. Engraving extends over the top & bottom of receiver, top tang & forend cap. Mounted with very nicely figured, XX, flame grain American walnut with checkered forearm and capped pistol grip stock with a nickel plated crescent shaped buttplate without trap. The most unusual feature of this gun is the nickel plating found on level, nosecap, buttplate and magazine tube and remainder of gun being blued. Cody Firearms Museum research will show deluxe features including XX wood, pistol grip, checkered, crescent butt and shipped May 27, 1900. This exact gun is pictured on p. 312 of George Madis’ The Winchester Book and the caption reads “Engraving in style 10, very similar to the number 99,552 but with minor variations is found on this rifle, number 122,060. Checkered walnut of 3X grade, a pistol grip, octagon barrel, flat top sporting rear sight with a series 32B elevator are special features. One of the very unusual features of the rifle is the plating; buttplate, forend tip, lever, and magazine tube were nickel plated. All other steel parts were blued. Any plating on early Winchesters is rare, but an even greater rarity are those arms plated on only certain parts specified by the customer.” PROVENANCE: Don Whaley, Hamilton, MT. Lewis Yearout 1970. Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Fine overall, all matching. Bbl exhibits a freckled pin prick pitted surface over most of refinished bbl. This freckled appearance though less occurs on refinished hammer and breech. Frame overall is gray/silver with scattered areas of staining and light pitting as can be seen in photos. The nickel plating on buttplate, lever, nosecap and magazine is probably refinished also and is mostly intact as can be seen in photos. The stocks are sound and solid and well fit with a crack repair between tang and buttcap, inset left of tang in buttstock, glued wrist repair on same side utilizing some putty filler and about a 1/2″ x 1/2″ inset on upper left front of forestock. Stocks retain virtually all revarnished surface. Gun is mechanically sound with crisp rifling in bore. 4-53977 JS109 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2076

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2077

*DELUXE MODEL 1886 WINCHESTER LIGHTWEIGHT SPECIAL ORDER TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 154178. 33 WCF Cal. Scarce late special order takedown rifle with 24″ rnd bbl, 1/2-magazine, W. E. Sheard, Tacoma, WA patented front sight, patented rear sight is marked “CHAS. DANIELS PAT. JULY 25’05” (Charles Daniels sight cost $2.00 in 1907) and Marble patented tang sight. Mounted with X flame grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm & capped pistol grip buttstock that has Winchester hard rubber buttplate. Left side of lower tang, under the wood is marked with the assembly number “102″ and “O”. Matching assembly number is also found in top tang channel of buttstock along with “X”. Winchester museum research should show this gun was shipped August 7, 1917. PROVENANCE: Walter Sonnenberg, Pembine, WI. Lewis Yearout 1961. Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine retaining much orig finish, about 95% is retained on bbl and magazine though much of bbl has turned plum/black and blue on button to magazine is reduced to about 50% and thinning. Frame and takedown ring exhibit about 95% finish with sharp edge wear and worn on bottom where handled near forestock. There are scratches in blued finish on frame and on bottom of bbl which can be seen in photographs. Stocks are sound, solid and well fit with light diamond point wear to checkering; stocks overall have typical small scratches, dents and other minor blemishes. Gun is mechanically sound with crisp rifling and a shiny bore. 4-53831 JS122 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 2077

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2078
Revised: 10/1/2014

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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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2079

SCARCE SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 61797. Cal. 38-56. Beautiful ’86 with rare 30″ tapered oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight with screw, semi-buckhorn rear sight and Lyman combination tang sight. Mounted with about 2X flame & shell grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and black insert, serpentine grip buttstock that has nickeled brass Swiss buttplate. Left side of lower tang is marked with the assembly number “257”, an “S” and “XX”. Top tang channel of buttstock has the assembly number “419” which number is also found inside toe of buttplate. Buttplate tang is engraved with foliate arabesque patterns. Accompanied by a copy of Mr. Yearout’s Collection inventory card which shows that he purchased it in Aug. 1963 from his brother Dean E. Yearout. This card also shows that it was shipped Sep.15, 1891 and that “action #89894 changed to 61797”. Apparently the orig rifle was returned to the factory with a damaged receiver which was replaced with the current serial numbered receiver. It seems likely that the stock may have been damaged at the same time and this new stock was installed as a replacement. PROVENANCE: Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Good to very good. Bbl & magazine tube retain 25-30% orig blue, turning plum in sheltered areas with the balance a mottled plummy/brown patina; receiver, lever & hammer retain about 50% faded case colors, mostly on the sides, with the balance turned silver. Wood is sound with a very few, minor nicks & scratches and retains most of a fine restored finish. Mechanics are fine; worn dark bore. 4-53848 JR48 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 2079

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2080

SCARCE DELUXE MODEL 1886 WINCHESTER RIFLE.

SN 9964. 45-90 WCF Cal. 26″ oct bbl with usual address and Cal. markings. Front blade rear sight utilizes a carved piece of horn as blade, semi bucktail rear sight and patented tang sight. Mounted on XX figured American walnut, checkered, pistol grip with black insert and crescent buttplate. Left lower tang is marked with assembly number “1058” & “XX”. Upper butt stock tang channel is marked with assembly number “1101” & “S”. PROVENANCE: George Stinebaugh, Walla Walla, WA. Lewis Yearout 1961. Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Gun is very good overall, strong traces of blue are found on bbl and magazine with balance plum/gray color. Frame, lever and hammer have traces of muted case colors in protected areas. Overall a plum/silver matching bbl. There is a welded repair to tang just left of hammer. Stocks are sound and fairly well fit, moderate to heavy diamond point wear to checkering on forestock. Buttstock exhibits numerous small scrapes, scratches and other small blemishes including a chip at upper tang. Remnants of old revarnish are still present. Mechanically gun functions, with crisp rifling in pitted bore. 4-53836 JS117 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 2080

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2081

SCARCE MODEL 1886 WINCHESTER EXPRESS CALIBER RIFLE.

SN 60044. 50 Express Cal. (50-110). Blue and case color. 26″ oct bbl with full length magazine, typical address and Cal. markings with fixed front sight and adjustable semi buckhorn rear sight; Marble patented tang sight. Mounted with strait grain American walnut with smooth iron shotgun buttplate. Winchester factory research should show this gun shipped August 26, 1891. This rifle weighs 9 lbs, and Express Cal. are scarce. PROVENANCE: Jack Kessner, Great Falls, MT. Lewis Yearout 1959. Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Very good to fine overall, traces of blue finish can be seen in protected areas of bbl and magazine. Strong blue is found on top of breech and loading gate and traces of blue on trigger. Traces of case colors can be found in protected areas of frame, lever and hammer with balance gray/silver. Markings are all discernible. Stocks are sound and well fit with traces of varnish on forestock and 90% of an old revarnish on buttstock. Front sight marked Redfield’s appears orig to time of use, Marble tang sight retains much of its orig dull blue color. Mechanically gun functions well, rifling is well discerned in a pitted bore. 4-53837 JS123 (6,000-10,000) – Lot 2081

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2082

RARE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 BIG 50 LEVER ACTION SHORT RIFLE.

SN 42801. Cal. 50 Ex. (50-110). Standard grade rifle with 22″ rnd bbl, button magazine with altered Lyman Jack front sight and 900-yard carbine ladder rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock & smooth steel shotgun buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle in caliber 50-110 with 22″ rnd bbl, plain trigger, half magazine, shotgun butt, “8 pounds” and “comment: ‘standard sights’, (point blank 150 yards)”, received in warehouse May 27, 1890 and shipped June 6, 1890 to Order #12695. This rifle is somewhat unusual, not only from the aspect of the 22″ bbl & button magazine but the fact that it is not British proofed. A large proportion of similar configuration ’86s examined by this cataloger are British proofed for the India & Africa markets. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains blue in the most sheltered areas being mostly a blue/brown patina with several small nicks over the top and both sides and a few small spots of pitting on the left side over the forearm area; receiver retains about 40% silvered case colors with the balance turned dark; lever & hammer retain faded case colors. Wood is sound with the stock retaining about 40-50% thin orig finish and the balance of the wood a hand-worn patina. Mechanics are fine, sharp bright bore with moderate pitting. 4-51948 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 2082

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2083

RARE EXTRA HEAVY BARRELED MODEL 1886 WINCHESTER RIFLE.

SN 46411. 45-90 WCF Cal. Standard grade rifle with 30″ extra heavy oct bbl, full magazine, German silver Rocky Mountain front and semi-buckhorn rear sights. Mounted with straight grain, uncheckered American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle, as found, with 30″ extra heavy oct bbl, set trigger, received in warehouse July 29, 1890 and shipped same day, Order #14550. This is a very heavy bbl, gun weighs 12 lbs. Gun appears orig and complete throughout. PROVENANCE: Tom Davis Ft. Shaw, MT. Lewis Yearout 1972. Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Bbl retains about 90% of its reblued finish. Address and Cal. markings still discernible. Frame retains 30-40% thinning finish as can be seen in photos. Hammer and lever retain traces of muted case colors in protected areas. Stocks are sound and solid with typical scratches, dents and other minor blemishes. Marble’s patented tang sight has a similar color and patina to rest of gun though both screws in base have different colors and appear replaced. Mechanically gun will not hold on half cock otherwise functional and bore exhibits crisp, strong rifling. 4-53846 JS111 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 2083

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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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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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2086

SCARCE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 117923. Cal. 45-90. Standard grade rifle with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight with screw and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Top flat of bbl is full length matted with very fine pattern. Standard bbl marking and cal marking on the top left side flat to accommodate this matted surface. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with straight stock and crescent buttstock. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum records office work sheet which identifies this rifle in cal 45-90 with oct bbl and plain trigger, received in the warehouse June 20, 1898 and shipped August 16, 1898 to order number 2130. Although the matted surface on the bbl is not mentioned in the letter there is no doubt that it is factory applied given the positioning of the bbl address and cal marking. It seems likely that this rifle was owned by someone who was a serious shooter who understood the necessity for a dull surface on the top flat of the bbl to prevent reflection & glare. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain about 95% strong orig blue with only sharp edge wear and a few nicks and scratches on the edges. Receiver retains 25-30% faint orig case colors, a little stronger on right side, mostly turned silver. Lever and hammer retain traces of case colors. Wood is sound with a ding in forearm and another on the buttstock, showing 60-65% added light finish without sanding. Balance of buttstock and forearm are hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine. Brilliant shiny bore. Would make one helluva cowboy action shooter. 4-53669 JR254 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2086

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2087

RARE HALF ROUND HALF OCTAGONAL EXTRA HEAVY BARRELED MODEL 1886 WINCHESTER RIFLE.

SN 36813. 45-90 WCF Cal. Rare variant rifle with 28″ extra heavy oct to rnd bbl, button magazine, German silver bladed fixed front sight and two position “1886” marked ladder rear sight. Mounted with straight grain, uncheckered American walnut with pistol grip having black inset & crescent buttplate. Cody Firearms Museum research will identify this rifle, as found, with 28″ extra heavy half rnd half oct bbl, received in warehouse December 11, 1889 and shipped same day. This is a very heavy bbl, gun weighs 10 lbs 4 oz and according to Mr. Yearout’s notes may be the only extra heavy half rnd half oct ever put out by factory. This exact gun is pictured on p. 83 of The Winchester Handbook by George Madis. Gun appears orig and complete throughout. PROVENANCE: Fred Miles, Portland, OR. Lewis Yearout 1994. Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Gun is very good overall. Bbl is gray/brown with good discernible markings. Frame has matching color. Hammer and lever retain traces of muted case colors in protected areas. Stocks are sound and solid with typical scratches, dents and other minor blemishes seen on 100 year old Winchester that saw use in field. Tang sight has a similar color and patina to rest of gun. Mechanically gun is fine and bore exhibits crisp rifling though pitted. 4-53847 JS112 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 2087

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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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2089

RARE EXPRESS CALIBER WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 SADDLE RING CARBINE.

SN 98253. 50 Express Cal. (50-110). Standard grade carbine with 22″ round bbl, full magazine, square base front sight with German silver blade and a 2-leaf carbine rear sight. Receiver has a stud & ring in left side. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock & carbine buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this carbine in caliber 50-110, shipped February 16, 1895. Any 1886 saddle ring carbine is to be considered scarce but those in caliber 50 Express are rare. PROVENANCE: David Caton, St. Xarien, MT. Lewis Yearout 1972. Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Gun is good to very good overall. There are several replaced screws but all major parts appear orig, no discernible orig finish other than hints of case colors in protected areas of frame, lever and hammer. Bbl shows old cleaning marks especially at breech and “50 EX” markings appear freshened; there are tool marks on either side of receiver as can be seen in photographs. Rear sight base has some orig color and appears better than rest of gun. Buttstock shows typical small blemishes, has hand worn patina and is well fit. Forestock has lighter color wood with less blemishes. Mechanically gun is sound. There is no rifling, bore is smooth and measures .50 at muzzle. 4-53843 JS120 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 2089

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2090

*MODEL 1886 WINCHESTER SADDLE RING CARBINE.

SN 121057. 40-70 WCF Cal. Standard grade carbine with 22″ round bbl, full magazine, square base front sight and a 2-leaf carbine rear sight. Receiver has a stud & ring in left side. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock & carbine buttplate. Cody Firearms Museum research should identify this carbine in caliber 40-70 with Lyman front sight, received in warehouse November 9, 1901 and shipped two days later. Any 1886 saddle ring carbine is to be considered scarce especially in any odd Cal. such as 40-70. PROVENANCE: LeRoy Merz, Fergus Fall, MN. Lewis Yearout 1987. Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Very good overall with strong traces of blue in protected areas of bbl and magazine, traces of case colors can be found in protected areas of frame, hammer and lever. Stocks are sound and solid, well fit with typical scratches, dents and other blemishes that are found. There are two carved and bruised areas on top of comb forward of buttplate. Gun is mechanically sound with well discerned rifling and pitted bore. 4-53842 JS119 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 2090

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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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2092

RARE DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 CARBINE.

SN 83984. 40-82 WCF Cal. Deluxe grade carbine with 22″ round bbl, 3/4 magazine, square base front sight with fixed brass blade and a 2-leaf carbine rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered, highly figured XX grade American walnut with straight stock & carbine buttplate. Left lower tang is marked with assembly number “132”, “XX” & “C”. Upper tang channel of stock has matching assembly number. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this carbine in caliber 40-82, 16″ magazine, fancy stock, no sling ring, shipped November 2, 1893. Any 1886 carbine is to be considered scarce but with deluxe wood, made without saddle ring and 40-82 Cal. are quite rare. PROVENANCE: Harry Jordan, Spring Lake, MI. William Goodman, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Lewis Yearout 1985. Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Very good overall, all matching. Gun retains no finish that can be seen externally though blue and case colors can be found internally on protected areas. Markings are all crisp and discernible. Stocks are well fit with probable old refinish as there are few scratches and blemishes noted. Mechanically gun is sound with crisp rifling in bore. 4-53844 JS118 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 2092

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2093

RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION MUSKET WITH BAYONET.

SN 82873. 45-70 Cal. Rare ’86 musket with 30″ rnd bbl, full length forearm which conceals the magazine tube, that has a metal nose cap and sgl band with sling swivel. It has square base front sight/bayonet lug and a musket style ladder rear sight graduated to 1,000 yards. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with straight stock and musket/carbine buttplate with trap which contains a 5-pc orig steel and brass cleaning rod. Bottom of stock has a sling swivel. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this firearm as a musket in caliber 45-70, received in warehouse on Sept. 15, 1893 and shipped same day to Order #22833, 11 guns in shipment (SN82375 was sold by Julia’s in the Wes Adams Spring 2012 Sale as lot 2015). According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms only about 350 of these muskets were produced and “The ’86 musket is the greatest rarity of all Winchester lever action muskets.” PROVENANCE: Peter Murphy, Huntington Beach, CA. Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains about half of its orig factory blue though thin and turning plum overall. Receiver retains about half of its muted case colors, a bit brighter and stronger on hammer and lever. Stocks are sound and solid, well fit with typical scattered small dings, dents and scratches typical of 100 years of storage. Accompanying bayonet is silver/gray overall with scattered areas of staining and pitting matching overall condition of musket quite well and fits and locks quite tightly on bbl. Mechanically gun is sound and retains crisp rifling and shiny bore. 4-53839 JS113 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 2093

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2094

RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1887 DELUXE LEVER ACTION SHOTGUN.

SN 158. Cal. 12 Ga. Rare Winchester shotgun with 30″ Damascus bbl, half magazine and bead front sight. Left side of receiver has the “WRACO” logo intertwined initials. Both sides have a double line border. Mounted with about 3X, very highly figured, center crotch, flame grain American walnut with double diamond checkered forearm panels and checkered round knob pistol grip stock that has Winchester embossed hard rubber buttplate. Left side of lower tang, under the wood is marked with the assembly number “184” and “XXX”. Matching assembly number is found in top tang channel of buttstock. Accompanied by a Winchester Gun Museum letter which identifies this shotgun as a 12 gauge with 30″ good Damascus bbl, fancy checkered stock and rubber buttplate, shipped Jun. 3, 1887, returned for rework Jul. 8, 1887. PROVENANCE: Dr. Edmund Lewis Collection. CONDITION: Fine, all matching. Bbl retains 40-50% faded Damascus pattern, being mostly a lightly cleaned brown patina; magazine tube retains 60-65% orig blue turning a little plum, showing wear on the bottom below the forearm panels; buttstock & buttplate have a period of use chipped toe, otherwise wood is sound showing normal handling & use, nicks, dings & scratches and retains about 90% orig piano varnish finish, dulling on the forearm panels. Tang screw is a replacement. Mechanics are fine; dark pitted bore. 4-51222 JR57 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 2094

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2095

*WINCHESTER MODEL 92 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 967311. Cal. 32 WCF (32-20). Late standard grade rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, standard front sight with screw and semi-buckhorn rear sight with patent date and fine adjustment screw. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut and straight stock with crescent buttplate. These late production small caliber 92s are rarely ever found with high orig finish. They were not considered serious hunting rifles and usually were relegated to ladies for garden pest guns or to boys as training rifles. As such they usually saw very hard service with little or no maintenance. Accompanied by the copy of Mr. Yearout’s inventory card which shows that he purchased this rifle from Charles Boss of Twin Falls, ID in Oct. 1964. PROVENANCE: Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus with only a couple small scratches on the receiver and one tiny touched up spot on bottom left edge of receiver. Wood is near perfect with only a couple of very tiny unnoticeable flaws. Mechanics are crisp; action & bore are still filled with factory grease. By all appearances this rifle is new and unfired. 4-53902 (6,000-8,000) – Lot 2095

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2096

WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 147183. Cal. 25-20. Standard grade rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight w/screw & semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered, slab-sawed American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate. Rifle has an extraordinary Turnbull restoration with outstanding Winchester type blue & brilliant case colors on the lever, hammer & buttplate. The wood is also expertly restored to near perfect Winchester color. CONDITION: Extremely fine, restored as noted above and retains 99% plus of this restored finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-51314 JR1 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2096

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2097

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 251864. Cal. 32 WCF (32-20). Standard grade rifle with 24″ oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight with screw & semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered, about 1-2X, very nicely figured American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate. PROVENANCE: Ex Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 98% strong orig blue with very light sharp edge wear and one small area of fine surface rust; forend cap retains about 75% glossy orig blue with the balance flaked to a medium patina; takedown ring retains nearly all of its orig blue with some minor flaking on left side; receiver retains 97-98% strong orig blue with some very fine, light flaking and a few very minor, light scratches; lever & hammer retain strong case colors, faded on outer faces of lever; buttplate retains nearly all of its orig case colors, lightly to moderately faded. Wood is sound with light nicks, dings & scratches, possible an old replacement; forearm retains 96-98% strong varnish with heat crackling; buttstock retains about all of an old refinish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, shows very little use, retaining nearly all of its orig finish on bolt face & loading gate. 4-51991 JR54 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2097

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2098

*ASSEMBLED WINCHESTER MODEL 92 MOVIE PROP GUN.

SN 944963. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Standard grade rifle with scarce 20″ oct bbl that has double proofs, full magazine & replacement front sight with carbine ladder rear sight, missing the slide & screw. Receiver has a staple & ring on left side and has a replacement gold washed trigger. Sides of the hammer have been jeweled. Bbl is a replacement furnished by Winchester to the MGM studio where it was assembled from an existing saddle ring carbine. Bottom flat of the bbl, about mid-point has an extra dovetail with evidence of having had a sling band around the magazine tub in that area. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with trapper carbine forearm & single band. It has a straight stock with carbine buttplate. In the 1920’s & 1930’s Winchester produced several hundred similar short rifles, built on rifle receivers, for the various Hollywood movie studios. As evidenced by this rifle they also furnished parts for conversion of carbines. CONDITION: Bbl & magazine tube retain 80-85% orig blue and the receiver about 20% blue with the balance turning plum. Wood is sound, showing a light refinish. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. Would make an outstanding cowboy action shooter. 4-51025 (3,500-5,500) – Lot 2098

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2099
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 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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2100

*VERY RARE, SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 820658. Cal. 32 Spcl. Rare, late deluxe rifle with 26″ oct to rnd bbl, full magazine with standard front sight & semi-buckhorn rear sight and with a Lyman 21 receiver sight. Mounted with 2-3X shell grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm & straight stock with Swiss buttplate. Receiver, forend cap, magazine band & buttplate are all factory silver plated. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is marked “71 S SLV XX”. Rear face of the buttstock, under the buttplate, is stamped and marked in pencil with the last three digits of matching serial number. Inside toe of buttplate is marked with the matching assembly number “71” and last three digits of matching serial number. Late rifles such as this one are rarely ever found with special plating, especially not being engraved. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Edmund Lewis Collection. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine, all matching. Bbl & magazine tube retain 97-98% strong orig blue with only very light sharp edge wear and a small scratch on the magazine tube. Receiver, forend cap & buttplate retain most of their orig silver plating, being moderately oxidized. Wood is sound with a few small creases in the finish of the buttstock and a small bruise in the wrist. Overall retains about 90% orig varnish showing light dulling on the wrist & rear 1/3 of the forearm. Mechanics are fine; bright shiny bore. 4-51217 JR5 (15,000-25,000) – Lot 2100

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2101
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 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

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!

*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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2103

*RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 TRAPPER SADDLE RING CARBINE.

SN 883055. Cal. 30 WCF (30-30). Standard grade carbine with rare 15″ bbl, button magazine, Marbles Model 94-C gold bead Sheard front sight and 2,000 yd carbine ladder rear sight. Left side of receiver has a stud & ring. Mounted with uncheckered American gum wood stock, with 7-7/8″ carbine forearm, single band and straight stock with carbine buttplate. Accompanied by a Department of Treasury, BATF letter which specifically exempts this carbine, by serial number from the provisions of the National Firearms Act and makes it a fully transferable curio & relic firearm that can be transferred without restriction beyond normal firearms regulations. These rare carbines are seldom encountered especially those with any orig finish. The majority of these trapper carbines were sold into South & Central America where they saw very hard service under extreme conditions, usually with no maintenance. PROVENANCE: Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl retains about 85% strong orig blue and the magazine tube about 90%; receiver retains 50-60% thin orig blue. Wood is sound showing a light cleaning with a few light nicks & scratches. Mechanics are crisp; brilliant shiny bore. 4-53895 JR62 (6,000-10,000) – Lot 2103

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2104

SCARCE ANTIQUE DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 SADDLE RING CARBINE.

SN 89614. Cal. 30 WCF (30-30). Beautiful carbine with 20″ bbl, full magazine, German silver front sight and 3-leaf platinum line express rear sight. Receiver has a stud & ring in the left side. Lower tang, under the wood is without assembly number. Rear face of buttstock, under the buttplate has the assembly number “3662” & “92”. It also has “614”, last three digits of receiver serial number in pencil. Buttplate is unmarked. Mounted with about 2-3X replacement center crotch, flame grain American walnut with H-style checkered carbine forearm and straight stock with smooth steel carbine buttplate. This rifle was produced in 1897 when most business was still conducted from the back of a horse or wagon and firearms were simply a daily use tool. They usually saw hard service and are rarely found today with high orig finish. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 90% orig blue turning plum on the magazine tube; receiver retains 40-50% orig blue with the balance worn to silver patina. Wood is sound with light nicks & scratches showing moderate to heavy wear on the checkering and retains most of an old refinish. Mechanics are fine; strong bright bore, frosty in grooves. 4-50457 JR98 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 2104

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2105
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!

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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2106

*LATE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 SADDLE RING CARBINE.

SN 887371. Cal. 38-55. Late carbine with 20″ rnd bbl, button magazine, square base front sight and carbine ladder rear sight. Left side of receiver has a stud & ring. Mounted with uncheckered American gum wood with straight stock and carbine buttplate. PROVENANCE: Ed Johnston Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains 90-92% orig blue; receiver retains about 60% thinning orig blue with the loss areas flaked, not worn to a medium patina; forearm has a series of bruises, otherwise wood is sound with normal nicks & scratches, some minor staining on the buttstock and retains most of its orig finish, possibly a little heat crazed on the buttstock. Mechanics are fine; bright shiny bore. 4-51372 JR58 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2106

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2107
Revised: 10/4/2014

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*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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2108

*VERY RARE WINCHESTER CENTENNIAL SET OF THREE ENGRAVED MODEL 94 LEVER ACTION RIFLES.

SN CNTL67, CNL0067, CN0067. Cal. 30-30. 1) Beautiful rifle with 26″ oct to rnd bbl, half mag, gold bead Sheard front sight, Lyman open rear sight and Lyman tang sight. Mounted with 3-4X center crotch, flame grain American walnut with B-carved forearm and capped pistol grip stock and crescent buttplate. Receiver is French gray finished and engraved and signed by “K. Horvath”. Left side of receiver has a large oval vignette of two woodland caribou bulls with gold wire border and the right side a vignette of two American antelope bucks in a prairie setting, also surrounded by gold wire border. Both vignettes are further surrounded by semi-relief grapevines and leaves. Right of side of bbl is marked “1894-1994”. 2) Virtually identical to #1 but engraved in style #6, which consists of the vignette of a flat gold standing big horn sheep in a mountain scene on the left side, right side is inlaid with a flat gold white tail buck. Both vignettes are surrounded by fine foliate arabesque patterns with gold wire borders. 3) Same configuration as #1 and #2 with about 1X American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and capped pistol grip stock with crescent buttplate. Receiver is engraved in style #9, which consists of the round vignette of a running whitetail buck on left side and a standing whitetail buck on right side. Both vignettes are surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns and snake and dot borders. These rifles are rarely ever encountered, usually as singles, almost never as a complete set of three. They are all accompanied by their individual matching numbered boxes, sleeves and shipping boxes. They are additionally accompanied by one box of Centennial 30-30 ammunition, which is sealed in plastic. They all have their individual hang tags. CONDITION: New in their orig boxes. Ammo is also as new. 4-51362 JR192 (7,500-12,500) – Lot 2108

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2109

*CUSTOM ENGRAVED WITH GOLD SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 94 TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 281100. Cal. 38-55. Scarce special order rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, half magazine, takedown with Marbles Sheard gold bead front sight, slot blank in the rear seat and a locking Lyman combination tang sight. Mounted with about 2X, center crotch, flame grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and capped pistol grip stock that has nickeled Swiss buttplate. Left side of lower tang is marked with the assembly number “18639”, “XX” and “R”. Left side of upper tang, under the wood is marked with the initial “J.P.P.” and a small triangle proof that probably indicates factory rework. The “J.P.P.” usually signifies special attention by a specific bbl maker for special order bbls. Rear face of buttstock is marked with the assembly number 18639 and “94”. Buttstock and forend cap have factory sling eyes. Receiver is custom engraved with the vignette of three bighorn sheep in flat gold in a mountain scene surrounded by a gold wire oval. Right side has the vignette of a whitetail buck drinking from a stream in a mountain scene with a doe behind, both in flat gold surrounded by a gold wire oval. Both vignettes are surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns. Engraving extends over the top and bottom of the receiver, top tang, takedown ring and forend cap. There is a narrow gold band around the muzzle. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle “New Receiver old #2 / Nov. 4, 1905 – 35409”, received in warehouse Oct. 20, 1905 and shipped Oct. 21, 1905 to order number 3740. Repair and returned on Oct. 12, 1907 order number 14353 and Oct. 18, 1907 order number 15087. A most unusual letter. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 97-98% custom blue; forend cap, magazine tube & takedown ring retain about 99% custom blue; receiver retains about 95% custom blue, thinning on the forward sides and sharp edges; lever, trigger & hammer retain most of their fine custom case colors. Wood is sound with a couple of minor grain checks in the buttstock and overall retains most of its fine custom finish. Mechanics are fine; bright shiny bore. 4-53569 JR115 (7,500-12,500) – Lot 2109

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2110

*CUSTOM ENGRAVED SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 94 TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 979801. Cal. 38-55. Fine late rifle with 26″ oct to rnd bbl, scarce full magazine, takedown with Lyman Jack gold bead front sight and single leaf folding rear sight. Mounted with about 2X, center crotch, flame grain 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 “1749” and “XX”. Left side of top tang has a small triangle proof which probably signifies factory rework. Matching assembly number is also found on rear face of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Wood appears to be of recent manufacture. Receiver is custom engraved with the rnd vignette of a running whitetail buck in a forest scene on the left side, and a buck deer drinking from a stream with a doe in the background on the right side. Both vignettes are surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns with pearled background and scalloped borders. Engraving extends over top of receiver and about 1-1/4″ over chamber area of the bbl. Top tang is engraved to match. Engraved by the same hand as another Model 1894 with gold inlay, SN 281100, being sold elsewhere in this auction. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which states only that the serial number was applied May 22, 1925, no other information. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching. Overall retains virtually all of its custom finish to both metal & wood with only a couple of very minor handling & storage, nicks & scratches. Mechanics are fine; strong bright shiny bore with scattered light pitting. 4-53568 JR117 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 2110

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2111

*VERY RARE ENGRAVED DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 95 TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 415282. Cal. 30-06. Rare Model 95 with 24″ tapered rnd bbl, pedestal mounted Marbles front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with nicely figured American walnut that has D-style checkered & carved, black insert, Schnable tip forearm and extra coverage checkered straight grip with crescent buttplate on the buttstock. Receiver is engraved by master engraver Angelo Stokes in custom ordered patterns consisting of the large vignette of a charging bull buffalo, a grizzly bear, a bighorn ram and Rocky Mountain goat on the left side. Right side is engraved with the large vignette of a grizzly bear and two running does in a forest scene along with a bighorn ram and a stalking mountain lion. Top edges of receiver are engraved in feather patterns which terminate in foliate arabesque patterns at the front. Takedown ring is engraved in scallop & dot patterns. Top flat of the bolt is engraved with a family crest purported to be that of the Austin family of Doddington Grove, Surrey, England. The crest consists of a shield surmounted by wings and a cross and has three crowns on its face, with three small crosses, all above a ribbon inscribed “CRUX NOSTRA CORONA” which translates to “The Cross is our Crown” and is reportedly assigned only to the name Austin. This crest indicates that it had belonged to a duke. This exact rifle is pictured on p.337 of Winchester Engraving, Wilson, and is credited to the Lewis E. Yearout Collection. Accompanied by a copy of Mr. Yearout’s inventory record card which indicates he purchased it from Charles Olsen of Big Fork, MT in Feb. 1970. Also accompanying are several letters wherein Mr. Yearout had attempted to trace the history of this rifle, one of which indicates that there had been a piece of paper under the buttplate with the notation “Willard Dinacke, Hamilton, Montana, Jan. 24, 1940”. Correspondence show that he was only marginally successful in tracing the provenance. PROVENANCE: Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Fair. Bbl retains 60-70% dark orig blue with freckles and areas of spotting; receiver, lever, hammer & buttplate are cleaned grey metal with spots of light surface rust; magazine box retains about 60% dull orig blue. Wood is sound showing very heavy wear and retains a hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine; bright shiny bore. 4-53979 JR42 (2,500-4,000) – Lot 2111

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2112

*RARE DELUXE, SPECIAL ORDER ENGRAVED WITH GOLD BAND WINCHESTER MODEL 1895 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 44034. Cal. 35 WCF. Beautiful deluxe rifle with 24″ tapered rnd bbl, pedestal mounted half nickel front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with 2-3X fancy American walnut with E-carved black insert Schnable tip forearm and straight stock with Winchester hard rubber buttplate. Receiver is style 5 engraved by one of the Ulrichs which consists of the small vignette of a standing whitetail buck on the left side and two running caribou on the right side surrounded by leaf & vine patterns. Top edges of the receiver and about 1″ of bbl are engraved in foliate arabesque patterns. Bbl, at the receiver is inlaid with a single gold band. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle in caliber 35 with shotgun butt, rubber buttplate, light pull, fancy carved style-E, engraved $14.00 and inlaid gold around breech of bbl, received in warehouse May 7, 1904 and shipped May 10, 1904. Also accompanied by a copy of Mr. Yearouts Collection inventory card which shows that he purchased this rifle from Phil Judd of Butte, MT in Mar. 1979. Additionally accompanying is a letter by Mr. Yearout detailing the information about the rifle and how he acquired it. Also accompanying is a letter from Mr. Judd revealing the name of the man who sold the rifle to him. In addition there is a letter from that gentleman who stated he purchased it in 1948, but could no longer remember from whom he had purchased it, but stating he had sold it to Mr. Judd in 1977. Although this rifle was shipped in 1904 it is considered an antique as there is a precedent in antique production and ammunition is no longer available, not having been produced for several decades. PROVENANCE: Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains 75-80% thinning orig blue with freckles of finish; receiver retains 25-30% thin orig blue in sheltered areas with the balance freckled; magazine box retains about 50% dull blue. Stock & forearm have added sling swivel holes otherwise are sound with heavy nicks, scratches and a couple gouges showing heavy wear on the checkering and overall retains about 60% orig varnish on the buttstock & 30% on the forearm. Buttplate has a chipped toe and is cracked across the center. Mechanics are fine; bright shiny bore. 4-53800 (5,000-7,000) – Lot 2112

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2113

RARE & UNUSUAL SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1895 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 6426. Cal. 30-06. Unusual 1895 with 24″ tapered rnd bbl, pedestal mounted gold bead Sheard front sight, Lyman 6A 2-leaf bbl sight and a model 21 Lyman receiver sight with micrometer adjustment. Mounted with extra finish, fiddle grain American walnut with checkered black insert, Schnable tip forearm and a most unusual checkered & carved, round knob pistol grip stock that has serrated horn buttplate. The lower tang & lever on this rifle are standard straight design and in order to fit the pistol grip a recess was worked into the front of the round grip cap. Left side of lower tang, under the wood is marked with the assembly number “26” and “J.P.P.”. Matching assembly number is also found in top tang channel of buttstock. Bottom of stock has a small empty gold plated oval initial plate. Accompanied by a copy of Mr. Yearout’s inventory record card which shows that he purchased this rifle from his brother, Dean E. Yearout, in Feb. 1965. This rifle is pictured on p.457 of The Winchester Book, Madis, with credit to Lewis E. Yearout Collection. According to the caption under this photograph it states that this rifle was shipped Feb. 19, 1898 and returned for repairs Oct. 1916. Mr. Madis states that the pistol grip shown on this rifle and also pictured below on serial number “7094” are quite rare. The grip pictured on number “7094” appears to be a flat capped grip that also has a recess worked into the front area of the grip. PROVENANCE: Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Fine plus. Bbl retains 98-99% strong orig blue; receiver about 95% orig blue, thinning on right side & top edges; top tang is mostly a grey patina; magazine box retains about 85% orig blue and lever about 95%. The custom buttstock has a series of bruises on the right side and usual light handling & use, nicks & scratches and retains most of its orig finish. Horn buttplate has some minor bug damage. Forearm is sound with light nicks & scratches in the finish and overall retains about 90-92% orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp; bright shiny bore. 4-53873 (5,000-7,000) – Lot 2113

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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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2115

RARE TRANSITION WINCHESTER MODEL 1895 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 2378. Cal. 38-72. Standard grade rifle with 26″ tapered lightweight rnd bbl, slightly altered half nickel front sight with screw and filed to flat top semi-buckhorn rear sight. Receiver has a stud & saddle ring. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut, black insert Schnable tip forearm and straight stock with carbine buttplate that has a trap containing a military style pull-through with thong, jag & brush. This is an unusual rifle with early features reminiscent of the flat side model including rounded top bolt. The flutes on the sides are an early pattern and the ridge on the front of the action is of the earlier flat side profile. Lever is also different from the later split type and the magazine box is of the flat side style. Hammer has a rounded spur. In addition the buttplate is extremely thin as compared to other carbine buttplates and is probably an experimental or prototype. Accompanied by a copy of Mr. Yearout’s Collection inventory card which identifies this rifle as “transition new pattern” and shows that he purchased it in Sep. 1971 from well known Rocky Mountain region dealer/collector, John Fox, of Missoula, MT. Back of the card details much of the above information and shows that “according to Winchester” it was shipped as a carbine in caliber 30, “new pattern” on Sep. 20, 1898 and returned for rework twice in 1900. An additional note on the back states “new pattern refers to the lever of 2 piece construction”. This rifle is pictured on p.456 of The Winchester Book, Madis, with credit to the Lewis E. Yearout Collection. In the caption Mr. Madis states that this rifle shows 1st model “flatside” features. He states that the receiver had received milling cuts on the lower sides and the later style lever was used. He also states that the magazine is “of earlier style”. He states that the saddle ring and stud are located in a higher position than normally found on later models. He further notes that there are no markings on the receiver. PROVENANCE: John Fox; Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Extremely fine. The metal retains about 98% strong orig blue with slight muzzle end wear and some light candy striping on the receiver. Buttplate shows light wear on the heel & toe. Hammer & trigger plate retain bright case colors. Wood is sound with a few light nicks & scratches and retains most of its orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp; strong bore pitted in grooves. 4-53874 JR43 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 2115

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2116

*VERY RARE CASED WINCHESTER MODEL 95 TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 42290. Cal. 35 WCF. Standard grade rifle with 24″ tapered rnd bbl, pedestal mounted front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with Schnable tip forearm and straight stock with crescent buttplate. Accompanied by a most unusual custom, black oil cloth covered, green felt lined casing that measures 25-1/2″ long x 9-1/2 wide and 2-1/2″ deep. It has screw attached leather corner reinforcements, a double handle and spring loaded nickeled latches. Interior is recessed for the two pieces of the rifle along with a 3-pc brass & wood cleaning rod. Hinges are of brass. The right front of the inside bottom and right front of the inside top, have snap retained leather covered compartments. This rifle was produced in 1929, very near the end of production of the Model 95. After this rifle it appears there were only about 3,800 more models 1895 manufactured until production ceased in 1940. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Bbl retains 92-94% strong orig blue with some light flaking with very fine pinprick pitting on the top about mid-point; takedown ring retains about 75% glossy blue with the only losses from flaking; receiver, magazine box, lever & hammer retain most of their bright orig blue with about 5% losses to flaking which areas are now a light patina. Top edges of the receiver have some light scratches. Wood is sound with a few, very light nicks & scratches and retains virtually all of its orig oil finish. Mechanics are crisp; bright shiny bore. Case is sound externally with a few light nicks & scratches and minor corner wear. Interior is heavily faded with light soil and a cut in the fabric below the receiver area in the bottom. Cleaning rod is fine. 4-51426 JR61 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2116

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2117

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1895 TAKEDOWN SPECIAL ORDER LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 82017. Cal. 30-03. Standard grade rifle with 24″ tapered rnd bbl, replacement Marbles #6 gold bead front sight, slot blank in rear seat and a Lyman 21 receiver sight. Left side of receiver has a carbine stud & ring. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with black insert Schnable tip forearm and straight stock with crescent buttplate. Bottom of bbl & buttstock have sling eyes with an orig leather sling and orig hooks. The 30-03 cal was introduced to the Winchester Model 95 in about 1903 but discontinued shortly thereafter and was available only on special order. This rifle was undoubtedly someone’s favorite hunting rifle and saw considerable use. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains about 80% thinning orig blue; receiver traces of blue, being mostly cleaned grey metal. Wood is sound and retains an old refinish. Mechanics are fine; strong dark bore. 4-50456 JR100 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2117

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2118

RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 “THE STINGER” TRAPPER SADDLE RING CARBINE.

SN 77754. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Rare carbine with 15″ rnd bbl, full magazine, square base front sight and 2,000 yd carbine ladder rear sight that is probably a replacement. Bbl address is in the correct position for a short bbl carbine and has a third line “THE STINGER” with image of a flying insect that looks like a bee. Receiver has a staple & ring in the left side. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut which includes a 7-7/8″ carbine forearm and a single band with straight stock and carbine buttplate. Accompanied by original inventory card from Mr. Yearout’s Collection. Card shows that there is shipping record information at The Cody Firearms Museum which indicates that this carbine was received in the warehouse Jan. 15, 1898 and shipped Jan. 27, 1898 to order number “822”. The card further shows that it was shipped to Perry Bros., Brisbane, Australia. Back of the card shows that there were a total of 152 “Stinger” carbines shipped in the serial range 1-279,000 of which 114 were in 44 WCF. It further shows that there were eight “Stingers” in the shipment which includes this carbine in the serial range 77720-77768. The card additionally states “This gun on the list of 1892 guns with 14-15″ barrels as John Hawk sent to BATF.” These Trapper carbines are rarely ever encountered, especially those shipped to Australia. It seems they were probably just used up and discarded. Those that have been examined are usually in near relic condition. John Hawk is a senior researcher who works with The Buffalo Bill Historical Center Research Library, Cody, WY, and concentrates primarily on firearms. In a letter from the Department of The Treasury, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms (BATF), DATED 15 May 1980, for a Winchester Model 1885, 15″ “STINGER” rifle, serial number —–, it states “—because of the scarcity, age, and value to be primarily a collector’s item and not likely to be used as a weapon. Therefore, it is not a firearm as defined in Section 5845, Part I, Subchapter B, Chapter 53, Title 26, United States Code (U.S.C.), the National Firearms Act. Further, this Bureau has determined that the Winchester Model 1885, serial number —–, manufactured before 1898 is an ‘antique firearm’ as defined in Section 921, Chapter 44, Title 18, U.S.C., and is not subject to the Gun Control Act of 1968.” Extrapolating this information would then apply to the “Stinger” carbine being sold here. A copy of this letter accompanies. PROVENANCE: Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: About good. No orig finish remains with the metal being an overall plummy/brown patina with some pitting on the bbl and bottom of the receiver. Wood has a few light nicks & scratches and overall retains a hand worn patina, possibly a very old restored finish. Mechanics are fine; strong bore with sharp rifling and moderate pitting. 4-53896 JR63 (5,000-7,000) – Lot 2118

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2119

RARE WINCHESTER “STINGER” LOW WALL SADDLE RING CARBINE.

SN 74952. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Diminutive carbine with 15″ rnd bbl, square base front sight and 900 yd carbine ladder rear sight. Bbl is marked “THE STINGER” with the figure of a flying insect that appears to be a bee. Mounted with uncheckered American walnut with 9″ tapered, rounded forearm and straight stock with carbine buttplate. Left side of receiver has a stud & ring. While there are no known production figures for the low wall carbine what information is available shows that they were offered in bbl lengths of 15-20″ with 15″ being the most popular. It is known that a large shipment of these 15″ carbines were sent to Australia in the 1800s and few have ever returned to the U.S. Cursory research disclosed no mention of the bbl marking found on this carbine, although the Model 1892 section of The Winchester Book, Madis, has an entry showing an 1892 carbine with the identical marking and states they were shipped to Australia. In a letter from the Department of The Treasury, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms (BATF), DATED 15 May 1980, for another of these little 15″ “STINGER” rifles, serial number 79256, it states “—because of the scarcity, age, and value to be primarily a collector’s item and not likely to be used as a weapon. Therefore, it is not a firearm as defined in Section 5845, Part I, Subchapter B, Chapter 53, Title 26, United States Code (U.S.C.), the National Firearms Act. Further, this Bureau has determined that the Winchester Model 1885, serial number 79256, manufactured before 1898 is an ‘antique firearm’ as defined in Section 921, Chapter 44, Title 18, U.S.C., and is not subject to the Gun Control Act of 1968.” Extrapolating this information would then apply to the “Stinger” carbine being sold here. A copy of this letter accompanies. PROVENANCE: Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Fair to good. No orig finish remains, the metal being an overall grey/brown patina with a few nicks & scratches and scattered spots of light surface rust. Stock has a crack below upper & lower tangs and the forearm a crack by the left bbl channel, otherwise wood is sound with nicks & dings and retains a hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine; strong bore with good shine and light pitting. 4-53853 JR60 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 2119

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2120

*SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 64 DELUXE CARBINE.

SN 1308504. Cal. 30 WCF (30-30). Scarce carbine with 20″ tapered rnd bbl, 2/3 magazine, ramp front sight with hood and late semi-buckhorn rear sight. Left side of receiver is factory drilled & tapped for receiver sight. Mounted with checkered, straight grain American walnut, beavertail forearm and capped deep pistol grip stock with checked steel buttplate. Buttstock & forend cap have deluxe bases with narrow deluxe swivels and a burgundy leather sling. These handy little carbines are rarely found today with high orig finish, with most having seen heavy use as hunting rifles. Accompanied by a copy of Mr. Yearout’s inventory card which shows that he purchased this carbine from Robert Church of Great Falls, MT in May 1982. PROVENANCE: Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain 97-98% strong orig blue with one faint scratch and faint sharp edge wear; receiver retains about 95% orig blue showing sharp edge wear and a series of small scratches from the sling hooks. Wood is sound with a series of nicks & scratches above the buttplate and overall retains 95-96% orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp; brilliant shiny bore. 4-53968 JR28 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2120

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2121

*WINCHESTER MODEL 71 DELUXE PRE-WAR LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 19116. Cal. 348. Fine deluxe rifle with 24″ tapered rd bbl, half magazine, ramp front sight with hood, slot blank in the rear seat & a bolt peep sight. Mounted with nicely figured straight grain American walnut that has checkered beavertail forearm & capped pistol grip stock with checkered steel buttplate. Buttstock & forend cap have deluxe sling swivel bases containing orig swivels & a leather sling. The Model 71 was in production from late 1935 until 1958 when the model was discontinued after only 47,254 were produced. No production or shipping records are available but it is believed that the deluxe version of this rifle was produced in substantially fewer numbers than the standard grade version. The total production numbers include not only standard grade and deluxe rifles, but also standard grade and deluxe carbines. A few were produced in cal 33 WCF & 45-70. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Overall retains about 98% crisp, orig factory blue with faint sharp edge wear, some slight freckling discoloration on the belly of the receiver with dull flaking on the forend cap and lever. Wood is sound showing slight dulling on the forearm otherwise retains virtually all of it’s crisp orig finish. Mechanics are crisp. Brilliant, shiny bore, may have been fired, but if so, very little. Sling is fine. 4-51949 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2121

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2122

*WINCHESTER MODEL 71 LATE TYPE DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 23674. Cal. 348. Fine deluxe rifle with 24″ tapered rd bbl, half magazine, ramp front sight with hood & semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with nicely figured slab sawed American walnut that has checkered beavertail forearm & capped pistol grip stock with checkered steel buttplate. Buttstock & forend cap have deluxe sling swivel bases containing orig swivels. The Model 71 was in production from late 1935 until 1958 when the model was discontinued after only 47,254 were produced. No production or shipping records are available but it is believed that the deluxe version of this rifle was produced in substantially fewer numbers than the standard grade version. The total production numbers include not only standard grade and deluxe rifles, but also standard grade and deluxe carbines. A few were produced in cal 33 WCF & 45-70. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Appears to be new and unfired retaining virtually all of it’s crisp orig blue that seems to have extra polish from the factory on the receiver. Wood is sound with a few, very minor handling & storage nicks and scratches and retains virtually all of it’s bright, orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp. Brilliant shiny bore. 4-51950 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2122

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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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*WINCHESTER MODEL 61 MAGNUM PUMP RIFLE.

SN 338085. Cal. .22 WIN MAG R.F. 24″ rnd bbl with standard open sporting sights. Grooved style receiver for tip-off scope attachment. Flat bottom grooved walnut forend. Walnut pistol grip stock with proper Winchester buttplate attached with Philips head screws. CONDITION: High condition rifle retaining over 95% orig blue. Good orig stock finish with scattered light scratches & marks. Bore is very good. 4-50452 DS8 (1,000-2,000) – Lot 2124

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*SAVAGE MODEL 1903 22 CALIBER PUMP ACTION RIFLE.

SN 140414. Cal. 22. 24″ full oct bbl, orig sights, orig pistol grip stock with rifle style buttplate. The only 22 model to be a clip-fed pump action, one of two models of rifle ever produced to have this mechanism. Marked “22 S.,L&L.R.” “Manufactured by the Savage Arms Co. Utica, New York USA” All orig, complete with orig clip. Very rare gun as there were only about 3,000 ever manufactured. PROVENANCE: Ex Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Overall gun in very fine condition with 98% bright orig bbl blue, 95% orig receiver blue. Orig wood retains most orig varnish with a few mars and dings. Very good bore. 4-51992 LM70 (700-1,000) – Lot 2125

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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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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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2128

RARE UNION METALLIC CARTRIDGE BOARD.

Late 19th-early 20th Century UMC cartridge board that measures about 44″ x 31″ exposed horizontal image with a diamond shaped central vignette of three bull elk bugling at each other with four deer in the foreground, all in a mountainous forest scene. The image is completely surrounded by 36 Rimfire ctgs; 20 lead bullets, 10 of which are paper patched; 3 Pinfire ctgs; 116 Center fire ctgs; 16 paper shot shells and shot shell heads; 9 brass shot shells; 6 cannon fuses and bullet tubes; a 1″ Gatling round; and a small box display of caps and primers with shot shell wads. Board is mounted in its orig silver gesso inner frame with the outer frame missing. All the cartridges are identified by caliber with red lettering identifying each type of cartridge represented. Bottom edge of board is printed in red with the company name and addresses. Examination of back of board discloses that there may be one or two reattached cartridges with old, orig type wire. Front of the frame is covered with clear Lexan. CONDITION: Board is moderately to heavily faded on red lettering and moderately faded on the center vignette, with overall light water stains and a heavier band of stain on the bottom edge. Frame is missing only one small piece of plaster in the lower left corner. Cartridge cases are lightly to moderately oxidized with clean lead bullets. 4-54281 JR230 (10,000-15,000) – Lot 2128

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2129

RARE PRESENTATION INSCRIBED & ENGRAVED DELUXE MARLIN MODEL 1881 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 17132. Cal. 45-70. Fine deluxe rifle with scarce 24″ oct bbl, half magazine, German silver Rocky Mountain front sight & semi-buckhorn rear sight. Top flat of bbl has 3rd type markings and color case hardened receiver is 2nd type without rebate in the bottom front. Mounted with very highly figured European walnut with early B-style checkered forearm and serpentine capped pistol grip stock and smooth steel semi-crescent buttplate. Left side of upper & lower tangs, front face of buttstock, under the wood, and inside the buttplate are all matching numbered to this rifle. Receiver is beautifully engraved, probably by Conrad Ulrich, with the large inscription on the left side “W. Scott Jr.” and “The Highland kicker” on the right side. Both vignettes are surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns with a line border and heart decorations. Bottom & top of receiver and top tang have matching engraving. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum/Marlin Firearms Co. letter which identifies this rifle in caliber 45-70 with 24″ bbl, pistol grip & half magazine, shipped July 5, 1887. No mention is made of the deluxe checkered wood, engraving or inscriptions which is typical of Marlin letters. Additionally accompanied by a copy of the ledger book page encompassing this serial number which also lists a duplicate serial number in caliber 45-70 with 32″ bbl and single trigger. Shipped May 9, 1887. There is also a letter from the museum on this 2nd rifle with duplicate number. According to the book Marlin Firearms, Brophy, of the approx. 20,000 Models 1881 produced, there were about 4,769 in caliber 45 and only 2,788 with 24″ bbls ranging over the entire production. Of those totals, extremely few were engraved and incredibly few were inscribed. Conversation with a person who possesses personal knowledge of this rifle disclosed that the person “W. Scott, Jr.” was a millionaire from New York whose daughter had married a man from Holyoke, MA, a champion “Foot Fighter” (The Highland Kicker) of that era. Mr. Scott reportedly donated 80 acres of land to the city for a park. Further research may provide insight into the identity of Scott and the significance of this rare rifle. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl retains about 98% crisp orig blue with only faint sharp edge wear; magazine tube also retains about 98% slightly thinned orig blue; receiver, lever, hammer & forend cap retain virtually all of their orig case colors, though faded as it appears the receiver was never varnished; outer faces of lever have turned silver; buttplate has also turned silver. Loading gate retains all of its vibrant fire blue finish and is unmarked. Stock has a couple of tiny chips back of the top tang, otherwise wood is sound showing light diamond point wear, a few nicks & scratches and overall retains virtually all of its crisp orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore; shows very little, if any use. 4-51296 (35,000-55,000) – Lot 2129

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VERY RARE DELUXE FACTORY ENGRAVED & INSCRIBED MARLIN MODEL 1881 LEVER ACTION RIFLE WITH SCOPE.

SN 7043. Cal. 40-60. Wonderful deluxe Marlin with 28″ oct bbl, full magazine, gold bead sheard front sight and Marlin full buckhorn rear sight. Left side of receiver has an adjustable Slotterbeck/Lakeport marked scope base attached over the engraving with an additional dovetail for the front mount in the top flat of the bbl, containing a 30″ Malcolm scope with nickel silver eye piece. Mounted with very nicely figured, checkered American walnut with straight stock and Marlin smooth steel, semi-crescent buttplate. Receiver has Marlin double-set triggers. Receiver is beautifully engraved, probably by Conrad Ulrich in #2 pattern with a vignette of a running whitetail buck on the right side. Engraved in the ribbon on the left side is the inscription “Clinton L. White”. The bolt dust cover is engraved with the head of a whitetail buck. All the vignettes are surrounded by very fine foliate arabesque patterns and simple line borders. Consignor states that the scope was mounted by the Slotterbeck Co. during the period of use. This exact rifle is pictured on p.678 of Marlin Firearms, Brophy. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms only about 20,000 of this model was produced in the period 1881-1892 with very few being made in deluxe configuration, and of those, extremely few were engraved. Inscribed pieces are even more rare, as are those with period scopes. Reference publication also states that only 6,261 models 1881 were produced in 40 caliber. Accompanied by a large volume of material including a Cody Firearms Museum/Marlin Firearms Co. letter which identifies this rifle in caliber 40-60 with 28″ bbl and set trigger shipped Feb. 11, 1884. A Cody Firearms Museum worksheet additionally states “light weight receiver”. Also included in this packet is a copy of a photograph of Clinton L. White. Additionally, there are four typewritten pages of genealogical research regarding Clinton L. White, his background, education and professional life. In addition there are copies of pages from the history of Sacramento County regarding Clinton L. White. In addition there are numerous newspaper articles about Mr. White including his death notice. There is also a copy of Charles Slotterbeck’s patent for “telescope attachment for fire-arms” dated Oct. 8, 1878, plus information about the Slotterbeck company. Clinton L. White (1850-1925) early in his career taught school in Placer County, CA. In 1877 he became an attorney, published a law book in 1879 and was secretary of the judiciary committee of the California State Senate, 1880-1881. For two years 1881-1882 Mr. White was the deputy attorney general of California. He was also a member of the California National Guard for ten years, reaching the rank of Major and Judge-Advocate. He was a partner in several law firms and became Mayor of Sacramento 1908-1910. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 75% orig blue with the balance turning plum in a couple spots about mid-point on the bbl; receiver retains most of its orig case colors, moderately faded, stronger and brighter on the left side; bottom of the receiver is mostly faded to silver; lever & hammer retain faded case colors; top tang is grey metal, as is the buttplate. Wood is sound with a few light nicks & scratches showing light diamond point wear on the checkering and overall retains 95-97% strong orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp; brilliant shiny bore. Optics are clear but need cleaning. 4-51297 (25,000-35,000) – Lot 2130

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SCARCE MARLIN MODEL 1881 DELUXE FACTORY ENGRAVED LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 16489. Cal. 45-70. Fine deluxe Marlin with 28″ oct bbl, full magazine, nickel silver Rocky Mountain front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight and thick base sporting rear sight with 3″ staff. Mounted with very nicely figured, streaky European walnut with early B-style checkered forearm and serpentine pistol grip buttstock that has smooth semi-crescent buttplate. Left side of upper & lower tangs, inside buttplate and on front face of buttstock are all marked with matching serial number to this rifle. Receiver is nicely engraved, probably by Conrad Ulrich in # 2 style which consists of a standing, bugling bull elk on left side and a running buck deer on right side. Both vignettes are surrounded by sparse foliate arabesque patterns. Engraving patterns extend over top & bottom of receiver. Accompanied by a copy of a Marlin Firearms Co. letter, over the signature of renown author & Marlin historian, William S. Brophy, which identifies this rifle as having been completed Mar. 4. 1887 in caliber 45-70, with 28″ oct bbl and pistol grip stock. Also accompanied by a copy of a bill of sale from renown antique firearms dealer, the late Chris Anderson, dated Sep. 26, 1973 selling this rifle to Mr. Yearout. PROVENANCE: Chris Anderson; Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains 50-60% orig blue; magazine tube retains about 70% orig blue; receiver, lever & hammer are mostly a silver/brown patina. Wood is sound with nicks & scratches and black streaks down right side and overall retains a cleaned oil finish. Mechanics are fine; bright shiny bore. 4-53974 JR51 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2131

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2132

FINE TURNBULL STYLE RESTORED DELUXE ENGRAVED MARLIN MODEL 1881 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 6723. Cal. 45-70. Spectacular restoration of a scarce rifle with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, German silver Rocky Mountain front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight and a locking Lyman combination tang sight. Receiver has double set triggers. Mounted with spectacular honey & chocolate replacement European walnut with early B-style checkered forearm and straight stock with smooth steel semi-crescent buttplate. Left side of upper & lower tang, and inside the buttplate are matching numbered to the rifle. Receiver is engraved in #2 style which consists of the vignette of a bugling bull elk on the left side and a standing bull buffalo on the right side, all surrounded by very finely executed foliate arabesque patterns with very fine pearled background and a fine chipped border. Dust cover is engraved with a small vignette of a bull elk head with small arabesque patterns around the receiver and top tang. Receiver has had the engraving either chased or simply applied at the time of restoration. PROVENANCE: Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Overall retains virtually all of its spectacular restored finishes to both metal & wood with bright blues and brilliant case colors, including forend cap & buttplate. Wood shows no apparent flaws. Mechanics are fine; strong bright bore slightly dark in the grooves, would make an outstanding shooter, very impressive at a cowboy action shoot. 4-53900 JR55 (5,000-7,000) – Lot 2132

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2133

EXTREMELY RARE SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE MARLIN MODEL 1888 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 24886. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Very rare rifle with 24″ oct bbl, special order half magazine, nickel silver Rocky Mountain front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight and Lyman combination tang sight. Mounted with very highly figured, center feather crotch American walnut with early B-style checkered forearm and straight stock with crescent buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum worksheet and a copy of the ledger page including this serial number which shows that the entry for this serial number is blank. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms there were only 4,814 of these rifles produced in three calibers and six bbl lengths. Of that total 1,727 were in caliber 44. Extremely few of those were special ordered and exceedingly few were deluxe. This is Marlin’s first model to utilize the short pistol-type cartridges, and their last top ejection model. This is the smoothest, easiest to operate lever action in the Marlin line. Only a handful of Dlx 1889s known and this is reportedly one of the top three extant. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Bbl & magazine tube retain 98-99% strong orig blue with only very faint sharp edge wear; forend cap also retains about 98% bright blue with some minor candy striping; receiver retains about 95% bright orig blue with a few light nicks & scratches and sharp edge wear. Lever & hammer retain virtually all of their strong orig case colors, lightly faded with outer faces of lever turning silver; buttplate retains virtually all of it’s moderately faded orig case colors. Wood is sound with a very few, scattered storage & handling nicks & scratches and retains about 99% crisp orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp; brilliant shiny bore. 4-51294 (17,500-27,500) – Lot 2133

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2134

RARE CASE COLORED MARLIN MODEL 1888 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 24914. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Rare Marlin rifle with 24″ rnd bbl, full magazine, coin silver Rocky Mountain style front sight blade made from a coin and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with nicely figured, uncheckered American walnut with straight stock and crescent buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum/Marlin Firearms Co. letter which identifies this rifle in caliber 44 with 24″ rnd bbl, shipped Jul. 31,1889. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms there were only 4,814 of these rare rifles produced in the period 1888-1889, of which only 266 had rnd bbls, making this one of Marlin’s most rare rifles. These rifles were produced during the time of the Great Westward Expansion when carrying a firearm was simply a way of life. Most of these rifles saw hard frontier use either in a saddle scabbard or wagon box with continuous exposure to the elements. They are rarely found today with high orig finish. The case colored receiver is the rarest of the variations. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 93-95% orig blue with areas turning slightly brown; magazine tube retains about 60% orig blue with the balance a plummy brown; receiver retains most of its orig case colors, strong and bright on the sides, a little stronger on the left side, faded on the top & bottom edges; top tang & lever retain strong case color and the hammer very bright case colors; buttplate retains strong bright case colors. Wood is sound with nicks, dings & scratches and the buttplate retains about 95-96% strong orig varnish; forearm retains about 60% orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-51295 (12,500-17,500) – Lot 2134

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EXTRAORDINARILY RARE SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE ENGRAVED TAKEDOWN MARLIN MODEL 1889 LEVER ACTION RIFLE LETTERED AS THE LAST MODEL 1889 PRODUCED.

SN 121587. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Very rare and unique Marlin with very rare 30″ oct bbl, full magazine, nickel silver Rocky Mountain front sight & semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with highly figured, light colored European walnut that has B-style checkered forearm and serpentine grip buttstock with crescent buttplate. This rifle is one of only 28 Models 1889 with takedown feature and one of only 164 with 30″ bbl. Receiver is engraved in #1 style by Conrad Ulrich which consists of the round vignette of a standing whitetail buck in a forest scene on the left side surrounded by a variety of border styles and foliate arabesque patterns. Right side is engraved with foliate arabesque patterns and different border patterns. Engraving extends over the top of the receiver and lightly over the top tang. This rifle was produced in 1895, well into the Model 1894 production and is one of only 4 engraved takedowns known. The bbl address is of the Model 1894 with the last patent date Aug. 1, 1893. Top of the receiver is marked “MARLIN SAFETY”. Accompanied by a special research letter from the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody Firearms Museum which lists six serial numbers between 121574 and 121587 (this rifle) and states that they are recorded as model 1889s. Also accompanying is a copy of p.310 of the Marlin shipping records which lists this rifle as a Model 1889 in caliber 44 with 30″ oct bbl, pistol grip and takedown, shipped May 24, 1895. This record does not mention the deluxe checkered wood or engraving, which is common for the Marlin records. Also accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum/Marlin Firearms Co. letter which identifies this rifle in caliber 44 with 30″ oct bbl, pistol grip stock and takedown, shipped May 24, 1895. This rifle is recognized by Marlin scholars as being the finest of its type and being absolutely and unequivocally authentic and original. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, appears to be new and unfired retaining virtually all of its crisp, orig factory finish with bright blues and brilliant case colors showing fading only on the outer faces of the lever. Wood is sound with one or two miniscule finish mars and retains virtually all of its orig factory varnish. Mechanics are crisp; brilliant shiny bore. A truly outstanding and exceptional Marlin rifle. 4-51293 (35,000-45,000) – Lot 2135

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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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RARE MARLIN MODEL 1889 DELUXE ENGRAVED LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 78448. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Fine early Marlin with 24″ oct bbl, full magazine, Beach’s combination front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight & Lyman combination tang sight with spiral knurled barrel. Mounted with very nicely figured, flame grain American walnut with B-style checkered forearm and serpentine grip buttstock with crescent buttplate. Left side of upper tang, under the wood, inside top tang channel of buttstock and inside buttplate all have matching serial numbers. Receiver is engraved in #1 patterns by Conrad Ulrich with the vignette of a whitetail buck standing on a promontory surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns and latch hook borders. Right side is engraved in simple foliate arabesque patterns and matching borders. Rear lever latch is missing. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms, there were only about 55,000 of these rifles produced in the period 1889-1899 in rifles, carbines & muskets in four calibers, of which about 21,000 were in caliber 44 and the majority with 24″ bbls. However very few were manufactured in deluxe configuration and of those few are found today with orig finish. PROVENANCE: Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Very good, all matching. Bbl retains mostly a plummy/brown patina with blue in sheltered area and freckling. Magazine tube also retains blue in sheltered areas being mostly a plummy/brown patina with a cleaned area toward the front end; receiver, lever & hammer are freckled, silvered case colors. Stock has a couple of hairlines in the wrist, otherwise wood is sound with a few light nicks & scratches, a chemical streak on the stock and shows evidence of having been cleaned. Mechanics are fine; bright shiny bore. 4-53798 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 2137

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2138

SCARCE DELUXE ENGRAVED MARLIN MODEL 1889 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 66289. Cal. 38 WCF (38-40). Scarce ’89 Marlin with 24″ oct bbl, full magazine, altered German silver Rocky Mountain front sight, altered semi-buckhorn rear sight and Lyman combination tang sight. Mounted with nicely figured American walnut with A-style checkered forearm and serpentine grip buttstock that has crescent buttplate. Left side of upper tang is marked with matching SN, which is also found in top tang channel of buttstock and inside buttplate. Receiver is engraved in Ulrich style #1 by a modern hand with a vignette of a standing whitetail buck on the left side surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns and various borders with matching engraving on the right side and top of receiver. CONDITION: Good to very good. Bbl and magazine tube retain dull artificially aged blue with orig blue on forend cap. Receiver retains 25-30% orig blue with the balance & artificially aged brownish patina. Hammer retains bright orig case colors and the lever faded case colors. Buttplate is faded to silver. Wood is sound with a few light nicks & scratches, couple of small bruises and retains most of its orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp with bright shiny bore & scattered pitting. 4-51951 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2138

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2138a

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

SN 76813. Cal. 38 WCF (38-40). Beautiful special order Marlin rifle with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, slightly damaged front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with very highly figured, center crotch, flame grain American walnut with B-style checkered forearm and serpentine grip buttstock and crescent buttplate. Receiver is beautifully engraved, probably by Conrad Ulrich, in #2/3 style which consists of the vignette of a whitetail buck & doe in a forest scene vignette on the left side and English Setter on point vignette on the right side. Both vignettes are surrounded by very fine foliate arabesque patterns and wavelet borders. Engraving extends over the top & bottom of the receiver and top tang. Bbl, magazine tube, forend cap, loading gate and buttplate are factory nickel finished. Receiver, lever & hammer are color case hardened. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum/Marlin Firearms Co. letter which identifies this rifle in 38 caliber with 26″ oct bbl, shipped Apr. 29,1893. No mention of the deluxe wood, engraving or nickel trims is in the letter and is normal for Marlin records. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms there were about 55,000 of this model produced in four calibers and a multitude of bbl lengths, of which only 3,729 were 26″. Of that small number very few were deluxe configuration and extremely few had special plating. This was Marlins first side eject rifle model and was very successful. These arms usually saw very hard service and are rarely found today with high orig finish. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl, loading gate, magazine tube & forend cap retain about 95% strong orig nickel with some minor flaking about mid-point on the bbl and on the forend cap; buttplate retains about 85% strong orig nickel; receiver, lever & hammer retain traces of case colors having mostly turned silver. Both front edges of the receiver have small dings. Wood is sound and retains most of its finish. Mechanics are fine; bright shiny bore. 4-51289 (12,500-17,500) – Lot 2138a

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2139

DELUXE MARLIN MODEL 1889 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 48173. Cal. 38 WCF (38-40). Fine deluxe rifle with 24″ oct bbl, half magazine with silver bead front sight and 3-leaf, platinum line express carbine rear sight. Mounted with exceptional flame & shell grain, center crotch American walnut, B-style checkered forearm and serpentine pistol grip buttstock that has Marlin embossed hard rubber buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum records office worksheet that indicates the ledger entry for this rifle is blank. Also accompanied by a copy of the ledger page encompassing this serial number which, in fact is blank for that entry. This was Marlin’s first solid top rifle with side eject and it was very successful with approximately 55,000 rifles produced 1889-1899. Records indicate that there were a total of 18,635 rifles & carbines, standard & deluxe, produced over the entire production. Relatively few of that total were deluxe. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Overall retains 98-99% crisp orig factory finish with strong blues and bright case colors, slightly faded on sides of the receiver. Wood is sound with a very few, tiny handling & storage nicks & scratches and overall retains most of its orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp; brilliant shiny bore, may be unfired. 4-51291 (10,000-15,000) – Lot 2139

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2140

RARE 1ST YEAR DELUXE MARLIN MODEL 1889 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 30180. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Rare early Marlin with 24″ oct bbl, full magazine, Jack front sight, altered semi-buckhorn rear sight and Lyman combination tang sight. Mounted with very highly figured, center crotch, shell grain American walnut with B-style checkered forearm and straight stock with crescent buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum/Marlin Firearms Co. letter which identifies this rifle in caliber 44-40 with 24″ bbl, shipped Dec. 12, 1889. No mention is made of the deluxe checkered wood which is typical for the Marlin records. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms there were about 55,000 arms of this model produced in the period 1889-1899 in four calibers and bbl lengths ranging from 24″-32″. Although the 44 caliber and 24″ bbls had the highest production very few were ordered deluxe and very few of those survive today with high orig finish. This was Marlin’s first model firearm with side eject and solid top, a design still be produced today. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 95% strong orig blue, turning a little dull with light sharp edge wear; receiver retains 70-75% orig blue with a few light nicks & scratches, light sharp edge wear, some minor flaking & spotting showing heavy wear on the bottom at the carry point; lever, hammer and buttplate retain faded case colors having mostly faded to silver. Wood is sound with handling & use nicks & scratches and retains about 90% strong orig varnish showing wear on the bottom 1/3 of the forearm. Mechanics are crisp; bright shiny bore with a few scattered spots of pitting. 4-51290 (7,500-12,500) – Lot 2140

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2141

RARE ANGELO BEE ENGRAVED AND GOLD INLAID DELUXE MARLIN MODEL 1893 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 139530. Cal. 32 Special. Spectacular custom engraved and finished special order rifle with 26″ oct to rnd bbl, full magazine, Rocky Mountain style front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight and locking Lyman tang sight. Bbl is marked “SPECIAL SMOKELESS STEEL” and top of receiver is marked “MARLIN SAFETY”. Mounted with very highly figured, marbled European walnut with B-style checkered forearm and serpentine grip buttstock with crescent buttplate. Receiver, takedown ring, lever, forend cap and buttplate are incredibly engraved by world renowned master engraver Angelo Bee. Receiver has full coverage foliate arabesque patterns surrounding the large oval vignette of a bull caribou being attacked by two wolves in raised gold in a tundra scene with mountains in the background on the left side. Right side has the incredible action scene of exquisitely detailed raised gold grizzly bear attacking a bull moose with phenomenal background detail of marsh & mountain scenery. Both vignettes are surrounded by raised gold wire inlay with additional gold wire inlaid around the borders, on the hammer, top tang, lever boss, sides of the lever, front edge of the receiver, two lines of gold over the chamber area and another around the muzzle. Matching engraving patterns are over the top & bottom of the receiver, over the chamber area and on the buttplate, tang & face. Screws are engraved and trigger is gold plated. Cal marking on the bbl and “MARLIN SAFETY” on the receiver are inlaid with gold as is “Model 1893” on top tang. Serial number on bottom of receiver is also in gold. This is one of Mr. Bee’s finest examples of the engravers art. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Overall retains virtually all of its beautiful custom finish to both metal & wood. Mechanics are crisp; bright shiny bore. 4-47902 JR114 (10,000-15,000) – Lot 2141

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2142

MARLIN MODEL 1893 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 124850. Cal. 38-55. Fine Turnbull style restored Marlin with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, German silver Rocky Mountain front sight & semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with straight stock and crescent buttplate. Left side of buttstock is inlaid with a tiny compass and buttstock & forend cap have non-factory sling swivels. Restoration to metal & wood is probably by famous restorer, Doug Turnbull, of Turnbull Manufacturing in New York. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Overall retains virtually all of its restored finish with bright blues and brilliant case colors including receiver, lever, hammer & buttplate. Forend cap is blued. Wood retains virtually all of its fine custom finish with only a couple of extremely minor flaws. Mechanics are crisp; bright shiny bore. 4-51315 JR56 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2142

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2143

SCARCE SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE ENGRAVED MARLIN MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 146891. Cal. 32 WCF (32-20). Fine special order rifle with 28″ oct bbl, full magazine, German silver Rocky Mountain front side, Marlin semi-buckhorn rear sight and modified Lyman tang sight from another model of rifle. Mounted with straight grain walnut with A-style checkered forearm and serpentine buttstock that has crescent buttplate. Left side of upper tang, under the wood has matching SN, which is also found in top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Receiver is engraved in style #1 by one of the Ulrichs, which consists of the vignette of a standing whitetail buck on the left side, surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns and various borders. Right side, top and bottom of receiver are also engraved in light foliate arabesque patterns. Although the Model 1894 was produced in fairly large quantities, very few were ordered with special features, such as the longer bbl, checkered wood or engraving. CONDITION: About fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain about 95% dull orig blue with some scattered spots of rust pitting. Receiver retains case colors in sheltered areas, mostly having faded to silver and dark patina. Lever retains dark case colors on the sides, turned to dark patina on the outer faces. Hammer and buttplate are mottled patina. Wood is sound with a few light nicks, dings & scratches and retains most of a restored finish. Mechanics are fine, worn dark bore. 4-51952 (3,500-5,500) – Lot 2143

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2144

*VERY RARE MARLIN MODEL 1894 TRAPPER SADDLE RING CARBINE SHIPPED TO CHILEAN POLICE.

SN 398492. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Standard grade carbine with 15″ rnd bbl, full magazine, barleycorn front sight and 900 yd carbine ladder rear sight. Left side of receiver has a staple & ring. Top flat of receiver is marked “POLICIAS FISCALES CHILE”. Mounted with nicely figured, uncheckered American walnut with straight stock, 8-1/8″ forearm, single band and smooth carbine buttplate. Marlin Trapper carbines are quite rare with only about 935 made with 15″ bbls out of the total 1894 production of about 250,000 arms manufactured during the period 1894-1935. Most Trapper carbines were sold to South & Central America and usually saw very hard service and are rarely found today with orig finish. PROVENANCE: Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Good, no orig finish remains with the metal an overall cleaned, mottled grey/brown patina with all marking & legends legible. Receiver, lever and along the bbl channel of the forearm has fine pitting. Buttplate is also pitted. Wood is sound with a series of dings & gouges on the buttstock and heavy wear on the forearm and overall shows a hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine; strong bright bore with scattered pitting. 4-53962 JR64 (5,000-7,000) – Lot 2144

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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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2145a

*EXTREMELY RARE ONE-OF-A-KIND SPECIAL FACTORY ENGRAVED MARLIN MODEL 43TS PUMP ACTION SHOTGUN.

SN 3671. Cal. 12 Gauge. Most rare of the Marlin shotguns this Model 43 Trap Special shotgun has a 30″ full choke bbl, matted top and single silver bead. Mounted with exceptional French walnut, checkered & carved with oak leaves & acorns. Forearm is the extended style with matching checkering & carving. Buttstock has a straight grip and an old solid red pad. Receiver has exceptional engraving probably by Alden George Ulrich with the very large vignette of a lady shooting trap with trees in the background and very fine shading behind the lady’s image. It depicts a broken clay bird inlaid in gold. Right side is inlaid in gold script “Mrs Robert Shaw”. Right side also has an engraved & inlaid image of a clay bird with gold center and gold wire outline. Both side panels are surrounded by very fine, intertwined foliate arabesque patterns with very fine shaded background and gold wire borders. Engraving extends over the top & bottom of the receiver and on to the trigger guard which is also inlaid with gold wire in an elliptical pattern. Top of the receiver has a serrated concave groove surrounded by fine hand applied matting. Screw heads, trigger & slide release are all gold plated. This shotgun is pictured, both sides, on p.394 of the book Marlin Firearms, Brophy with credit to the Lewis & Leyton Yearout Collection. Accompanied by the orig bill of sale to Mr. Yearout from the late Chris Anderson of Carson City, NV, dated Nov. 1 , 1973. Additionally accompanied by Mr. Yearout’s Collection inventory card which also shows the date and from whom he purchased it. According to the referenced publication in a chart on p.396 the Model 43TS cost 100.00 in 1922 and maintained that price right through the end of production in 1930. The bbl address on this shotgun is for the “The Marlin Firearms Corporation” which was used only 1922-1924 at which time it was changed to “The Marlin Firearms Company”, which was used 1925-1930. This shotgun is extraordinarily special and suitable for the most discerning collector or museum collection. PROVENANCE: Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Extremely fine, plus. The metal overall retains about 99% crisp orig factory blue with only some tarnishing of screw heads and wear on the trigger face. Forearm has a small dent & crack in the bottom rear edge, otherwise wood is sound with light handling & storage nicks and retains most of its orig varnish with some darkening around the wrist. Mechanics are crisp; bright shiny bore. 4-53912 JR101 (7,500-12,500) – Lot 2145a

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2146

*RARE MARLIN MODEL 30-G C-GRADE PUMP ACTION SHOTGUN 2 BARREL SET.

SN 5383. Cal. 20 Gauge. Beautiful little shotgun with 28″ full choke and 25″ modified barrels that have full matted tops and single silver beads. Top of the receiver has a raised serrated rib. Mounted with very nicely figured, center crotch, flame grain American walnut with checkered rnd forearm and serpentine grip buttstock with serrated hard rubber buttplate. Receiver is very nicely engraved, probably by Alden George Ulrich with the large vignette of an osprey attacking a flying mallard duck. Right side has the long vignette of three quail with light foliage in the background. Both vignettes are surrounded by well executed foliate arabesque patterns which extend to the front side flats. Accompanied by Mr. Yearout’s Collection inventory card which shows that he purchased it from John Dron, Jr. of Ojai, CA in Aug. 1973. PROVENANCE: Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Very good. Shotgun is probably unfired and overall retains about 75-80% blue on the 28″ bbl & magazine tube and about 90% on the receiver. 25″ bbl retains about 98% strong orig blue and the magazine tube about 80% orig blue. Buttstock has a couple of small grain checks, otherwise wood is sound and retains most of it orig varnish on the forearms and about 70% on the buttstock. Mechanics are fine; bright shiny bores. 4-53809 JR96 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 2146

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2147
Revised: 9/28/2014

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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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2148

EXTREMELY RARE MARLIN BALLARD MODEL 7A1 EXTRA GRADE EXTRA LONG RANGE SINGLE SHOT TARGET RIFLE.

SN 6198. Cal. 45-100 Ballard Everlasting. Extremely rare rifle with 34″ rnd bbl, spirit level windgauge globe front sight and long range vernier tang sight with 5″ staff. Buttstock has a corresponding heel mount. Chamber area of the bbl has three raised, integral Rigby flats which are lightly engraved. Top flat is also engraved with the Ballard name on a ribbon wrapped around an arrow. There are 3 engraved borders around the muzzle. Mounted with very highly figured, honey & chocolate European walnut with checkered, tapered, round forearm that has carved horn tip and horn insert serpentine grip buttstock that has “BALLARD” embossed hard rubber buttplate. Receiver is very nicely engraved, probably by L.D. Nimschke with a ribbon on the left side engraved “Ballard A. 1” and an identical ribbon on the right side engraved “Long Range”. These ribbons are surrounded by very well executed foliate arabesque patterns with pearled background. Engraving extends over the top three flats of the receiver which is rebated and faceted. Dissassembly of the rifle disclosed that all visible parts are matching including frame, bbl, buttstock, forearm and tang. Accompanied by Mr. Yearout’s Collection inventory card which shows he purchased this rifle in Feb. 1976 from old time dealer Pete Harvey of Falmouth, MA. The card also shows that this rifle was previously owned for 25 years by Michael Galan of North Vancouver, B.C., Canada. Also accompanied by its orig dark green leather covered, purple velvet lined sight case containing five extra front sight inserts. Very few of these rifles survive intact today in orig configuration. Most frequently the shooters of the day altered them to suit themselves. Even though this rifle has had finish damage it is still an exceedingly rare Ballard rifle. PROVENANCE: Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Very good, all matching. Bbl retains 30-50% blue mixed with freckling; receiver shows 60-70% faded case colors with freckling; lever & hammer are also faded with light surface rust. Buttstock has the obligatory crack in the wrist otherwise wood is sound with light handling nicks & scratches and a series of small bruises by the heel of the buttstock and overall retains about 90% bright orig varnish. Sight case shows light scuffing and edge wear with faded interior but is completely sound. 4-53971 JR69 (5,000-10,000) – Lot 2148

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2149

VERY RARE MARLIN BALLARD #7 LONG RANGE CREEDMOOR SINGLE SHOT TARGET RIFLE.

SN 1886. Cal. 44-100 Ballard Everlasting. Rare #7 standard rifle with 34″ oct to rnd bbl, Winchester style spirit level windgage globe front sight and long range vernier tang sight with 5″ staff. Buttstock has a corresponding heel mount. Mounted with straight grain American walnut with checkered, black insert, semi-schnable forearm and serpentine grip buttstock that has checkered steel buttplate. Serial number was observed on the frame, bbl, forearm, buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Accompanied by Mr. Yearout’s Collection inventory card which shows that he purchased this rifle in Apr. 1990 from well known dealer/collector, Larry Orr, of Beresford, SD. According to a recognized authority on Ballard rifles, this style of #7 long range Creedmoor is extremely rare to find in completely orig configuration. He stated this is only the 2nd or 3rd one he has personally examined that is completely orig, except for the front sight. PROVENANCE: Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Very good, all matching. Bbl retains a smooth, even plummy/brown patina with a few small dings on the round section; receiver retains traces of silvered case colors being mostly a plummy/brown patina; lever, breech block & hammer are matching patina; buttstock has a repaired crack in the wrist and is missing a chip around the heel mount and the forearm has two small holes along with 3 or 4 gouges, otherwise wood is sound with light nicks & scratches and retains a hand worn patina with some light added finish on the buttstock. Mechanics are fine; strong bore with moderate to heavy pitting. 4-53993 JR71 (3,500-5,000) – Lot 2149

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2150

SCARCE MARLIN BALLARD #6-1/2 RIGBY OFF HAND SINGLE SHOT TARGET RIFLE.

SN 28170. Cal. 38-55. Beautiful target rifle with 30″ rnd bbl, windgauge globe front sight and a replacement mid-range vernier tang sight. Bbl has three Rigby flats over the chamber area that are lightly engraved with the top flat also engraved with the Ballard name draped around a double ended arrow. Receiver is beautifully engraved, probably by Conrad Ulrich with the vignette of a bugling bull elk on the left side and a standing cow elk on the right side, both with very detailed background scenes. Both vignettes are surrounded by very detailed and shaded foliate arabesque patterns with fine shaded background which are then surrounded by heart shaped borders. Engraving extends over the top 3 flats of the rebated & faceted receiver and down on to the top tang. Mounted with extremely high figured French or Circassian walnut with checkered round forearm that has carved horn forend tip and serpentine grip buttstock with cheek piece and nickel plated steel Swiss buttplate. Accompanied by Mr. Yearout’s Collection inventory card which shows he purchased this rifle in Mar. 1988 from Eldon Stephens of Great Falls, MT. These rifles are rarely ever found in completely orig configuration as the shooters of the day tended to alter them to suit their own convenience. PROVENANCE: Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Very good to fine, all matching. Bbl retains about 90% orig blue with some light freckles of surface rust; receiver, lever, breech block & hammer show silvered case colors with light surface rust. Stock has a series of obligatory cracks in the wrist, otherwise wood is sound with normal nicks, scratches & dings, shows wear on the sharp edges and cheek piece and overall retains about 95% orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp; brilliant shiny bore. Buttplate and screws have been re-nickeled. 4-53972 JR70 (4,000-7,000) – Lot 2150

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2151

RARE MARLIN BALLARD #4-1/2 A-1 MID-RANGE SINGLE SHOT TARGET RIFLE.

SN 1815. Cal. 40-65 Ballard Everlasting. Scarce Ballard rifle with 30″ medium weight oct bbl, nickel silver Rocky Mountain front sight, no provision for a rear sight and an orig, short base mid-range vernier tang sight with 3-3/4″ staff. Receiver is engraved by L.D. Nimschke with the large panel on the left side engraved “Ballard A 1” and “Mid-Range” on the right side. Both panels are surrounded by light foliate arabesque patterns. Mounted with nicely figured, light colored European walnut with slim checkered forearm that has carved horn schnable tip and a serpentine grip buttstock with checkered steel buttplate. Accompanied by its orig black leather covered, dark green velvet lined sight case for the sights on this rifle plus four extra front sight inserts. Also accompanied by Mr. Yearout’s Collection inventory card which shows he purchased this rifle from well known old time dealer, Ray Saign, of Minneapolis, MN in Apr. 1973. PROVENANCE: Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains 30-50% dull orig blue mixed spotting; receiver retains faded case colors with rust spotting, as does the lever, hammer and breech block. Stock has a small screw hole in top of the wrist which has caused a 1-1/2″ crack, otherwise wood is sound with usual nicks, dings & scratches and overall retains 88-90% strong orig varnish. Mechanics are fine; brilliant shiny bore. Sight case is missing one small corner of the leather covering and shows edge wear, a few nicks & dings with very lightly faded interior. 4-53973 JR72 (4,000-7,000) – Lot 2151

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2152

SCARCE MARLIN BALLARD #5 PACIFIC SINGLE SHOT SPORTING RIFLE.

SN 1536. Cal. 45-100 Ballard Everlasting. Rare rifle with 30″ extra heavy oct bbl, homemade copper blade front sight in the orig base and a modified semi-buckhorn rear sight filed flat. Receiver has double set triggers. Mounted with uncheckered, slab-sawed American walnut with black insert, semi-schnable tip forearm secured with a single screw through the bottom flat of the bbl. Bottom flat of bbl has two steel guides containing a replacement hickory ramrod. Lever is later type for the double set triggers with small finger loop. Accompanied by Mr. Yearout’s Collection record inventory card which shows that he purchased it in Jun. 1978 from well known collector/dealer Jim Goergen of Minnesota. These heavy rifles are seldom encountered today in any condition as they usually show very hard frontier use and in some cases abuse. PROVENANCE: Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains about 90% plummy blue/brown with a few light nicks & dings and a series of hammer marks by the rear sight dovetail; receiver retains traces of color case hardening being mostly a grey/brown patina; lever, hammer, breech block & buttplate are matching patina. Stock has a crack on each side of the wrist with lightly chipped toe and repaired crack in the forend tip, otherwise wood is sound and retains a cleaned, hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine; strong bore with scattered light pitting, dark in the grooves, may clean much better. 4-53964 JR73 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2152

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2153

*STEVENS IDEAL “SCHUETZEN SPECIAL” RIFLE MODEL 54 ON 44-1/2 ACTION WITH ORIGINAL SCOPE.

SN 10782. Cal. 32-40. Spectacular Stevens Schuetzen with 30″ oct to rnd bbl which has standard roll marking “J. Stevens A. & T. Co.” “Chicopee Falls, Mass. U.S.A.” upside down on right top flat and caliber on left side top flat, all to accommodate the factory scope installation. Top flat has no provision for sights but is mounted with scope blocks containing an orig Stevens 5/8″ tube scope in target mounts, number 474. Bottom flat of bbl, under the forearm, is marked “10” with serial number just forward of the forearm. Front face of case hardened 44-1/2 action is stamped “54″, “0″ and “EX”. Action has all correct features of this model including special long-grip finger lever with oval wood filler in the tip and Schuetzen-style double-set triggers. Receiver is very nicely but lightly engraved with the vignette of a standing bear in a mountain scene on the left side and a standing buck deer on the right side, all surrounded by very well executed foliate arabesque patterns. Screws all have rosettes surrounding the holes. Front and rear edges of sides of receiver are engraved in foliate patterns & it has geometric patterns over the top flats. Matching engraving extends over bottom & top of receiver. Mounted with very highly figured, center crotch, flame grain American walnut with elaborately checkered schnable tip forearm that has correct biscuit-shaped palm rest with nickeled base and arm. It has perch belly Schuetzen buttstock with color case hardened Schuetzen buttplate that has long prongs with ball ends and is matching numbered to this rifle. Buttstock has a deep cheekpiece on the left side and 20 LPI checkering with fancy border. Rear face of forearm has last 3 digits of matching serial number. Bottom of receiver has a take-down screw for changing bbls. While these target rifles are not extremely rare they are scarce and are almost never found with high orig finish and in orig configuration, especially with factory installed scope. Shooters of that era were inclined to modify their rifles to suit themselves. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all matching. Bbl retains about 98% crisp orig blue. Receiver retains nearly all its bright orig case colors, browned slightly on top tang. Bright blue of breech block shows some use marks. Triggers & hammer retain nearly all of their orig factory blue. Stock & forearm retain nearly all of their orig finish with a few minor marks and shows sharp edge wear. Bright shiny bore. Mechanics are crisp. Scope retains nearly all of its orig blue, tube shows some dimples and marks. Optics are clear. The reticle is slightly rotated. An exceptionally fine example of this top-of-the-line target rifle. 4-54283 JR270 (10,000-15,000) – Lot 2153

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2154

VERY RARE ENGRAVED PROVIDENCE TOOL PEABODY LONG RANGE CREEDMOOR SINGLE SHOT TARGET RIFLE.

SN 187. Cal. 44-100 Peabody. Spectacular long range rifle with 32″ medium weight, oct to rnd bbl with incorrect globe front sight, no provision for a rear sight and the correct providence tool long range vernier tang sight with alternate heel mount base. Receiver is wonderfully engraved, probably by Conrad Ulrich, with the large vignette of two running bull elk being chased by two hounds through a field scene on the left side. Right side has the large vignette of a German Pointer on point with a partridge in the foreground of a field scene. Both vignettes are surrounded by extremely well executed foliate arabesque patterns with incredibly fine pearled background. Top front of the receiver is engraved “Creedmoor” with fine engraving patterns on top rear of receiver, trigger guard and lever. Matching engraving patterns extend about 1-1/2″ over the exposed bbl flats in the chamber area. Chamber area also has the caliber marking. Trigger bow is engraved “PEABODY & MARTINI PATENTS”. Mounted with very highly figured, dark American walnut with elaborately checkered semi-schnable, metal tipped forearm and pistol grip stock with smooth steel buttplate. According to a noted single shot authority there were fewer than 50 Peabody rifles ever engraved. Accompanied by Mr. Yearout’s Collection inventory card which shows that he purchased this rifle from Cletus Klein of New Braunfels, TX in Jul. 1990. PROVENANCE: Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: About fine, all matching including receiver, forearm, buttstock & buttplate. Bbl retains about 70% bright orig blue; receiver retains about 50-60% faded case colors. Stock has a crack and a couple of chips in the wrist, otherwise wood is sound with nicks, dings & scratches. Butt stock retains about 70% orig varnish and the forearm most of a cleaned finish. Mechanics are crisp; bright shiny bore. 4-53791 JR65 (5,000-7,000) – Lot 2154

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2155

SCARCE REMINGTON NO.1 LONG RANGE CREEDMOOR SINGLE SHOT TARGET RIFLE.

SN 7895. Cal. 44-90 Sharps. Fine scarce Remington with 34″ oct to rnd bbl, windgage spirit level front sight (spirit level glass is empty), no provision for a rear sight and a long range vernier tang sight with 4-3/4″ staff. Bbl has standard 1-line Remington markings on the top flat and cal marking on bottom of rnd section forward of the forearm. Bottom flat of bbl, under forearm is stamped five times in tiny letters “L.L. Hepburn”. Rear face of forearm and front face of buttstock are matching numbered to the receiver. Mounted with nicely figured European walnut with hard rubber tipped, checkered rnd forearm and black insert, serpentine grip buttstock with checkered hard rubber buttplate. Heel of the buttstock has an added Creedmoor style sight base. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms, there were only a few hundred of these rifles produced in the period 1873-1890. Accompanied by Mr. Yearout’s Collection inventory card which shows he purchased this rifle from James Goergen of Austin, MN in Sep. 1971. PROVENANCE: Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains a mottled grey/brown finish, as does the receiver and trigger guard. Stock has some small chips by the receiver and a crack in the heel at the top buttplate screw, otherwise wood is sound with light nicks & scratches and retains 85-90% orig finish on the buttstock and a hand worn patina on the forearm. Mechanics are fine; bright shiny bore; some of the screws are battered. 4-53813 (5,000-7,000) – Lot 2155

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2156

*RARE REMINGTON MODEL 7 ROLLING BLOCK RIFLE.

SN 300263. Cal. 25-10 Stevens. Very rare rifle with 24″ oct to rnd bbl, Beach’s combination front sight, no provision for a rear sight and with this model’s distinctive integral tang sight bracket containing a Lyman combination sight. Built on a Remington rolling block pistol-sized action with the standard 2-line Remington markings along with “P” & “S” proofs. It has a very distinctive pistol grip. Mounted with nicely figured American walnut with long checkered, black insert Schnable tip forearm and capped pistol gripped stock with Remington monogrammed hard rubber buttplate. Accompanied by Mr. Yearout’s Collection inventory card which shows that he purchased this rifle from well known collector/dealer James Goergen of Austin, MN in Dec. 1978. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms, fewer than 500 of these little rifles were produced in the period 1903-1906 in three different rimfire calibers. Few survive today in any condition. Although ammunition for this rifle is long obsolete it still must be considered modern as there is no precedent in the antique era. PROVENANCE: Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl retains 92-93% of a very old reblue; receiver retains about 75-80% orig case colors, strong in the sheltered areas, faded elsewhere. Wood is sound with light nicks & scratches and retains most of its orig varnish. Mechanics are fine; strong bore with moderate pitting. 4-53915 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2156

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2157

EXTREMELY RARE REMINGTON NO.3 HEPBURN LONG RANGE MILITARY RIFLE.

SN 5307. Cal. 44-90 Remington Straight. Military style target rifle with 34″ rnd bbl, square base front sight and special 1,200 yd, windage adjustable, non-standard rear sight. Top of bbl has the usual 1-line Remington & Sons address. The bbl has an extra hole forward of the rear sight which would allow the sight to be moved forward per a shooters preference. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with full length forearm, two bands, the upper of which has a sling loop and straight stock with smooth steel buttplate. Buttstock has a corresponding sling loop. Bottom of the forearm is grooved for a cleaning rod which now contains a replacement trapdoor Springfield cleaning rod. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms the quantity of these rifles produced circa 1880s, is unknown but they are exceedingly rare having been produced strictly for long range military matches, primarily at Creedmoor. According to the book Remington Hepburn Rifles, Rowe, production was very limited in the period 1883-1887. This book shows two different sights available for the long range Creedmoor rifle but obviously other sights could have been furnished. Accompanied by Mr. Yearout’s Collection inventory card which shows that he purchased this rifle from renowned collector, author and dealer, Norm Flayderman, in Dec. 1978. PROVENANCE: Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains about 80-85% bright orig blue with freckles of surface rust; receiver retains most of its orig case colors with light spotting; one screw is battered. Stock has a hairline back of the top tang and the forearm has a screw hole at the right side at the receiver probably from an old wall mount, otherwise wood is sound. Mechanics are fine; bright bore with fine pitting. 4-53963 JR92 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2157

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2158

SCARCE REMINGTON NO.3 HEPBURN MATCH “B” SINGLE SHOT TARGET RIFLE.

SN 8372. Cal. 40 2-1/2 (40-70 Sharps Straight). Fine target rifle with 32″ oct to rnd bbl, windgage spirit level front sight (spirit level glass empty) and an empty rear dovetail. It has a sporting style rear sight with 4-1/2″ staff, probably an old replacement. Mounted with very nicely figured fiddleback American walnut with very fine checkered Remington forearm with nickeled metal tip and rnd knob grip buttstock with cheek piece and nickeled brass Swiss buttplate. Left side of upper & lower tangs are numbered “187”. Rear face of forearm and front face of buttstock, under the wood are matching numbered to the receiver. Buttplate is numbered “8587”. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms, fewer than 1,000 of these rifles were produced in both “A” & “B” quality in a variety of calibers with only minor differences between the two grades. Accompanied by Mr. Yearout’s Collection inventory card which shows that he purchased this rifle from well known collector/dealer James Goergen of Austin, MN in Dec. 1978. PROVENANCE: Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl retains about 99% of a reblued finish; receiver retains most of its orig case colors, moderately faded over the top & bottom, bright on the sides. Wood is sound with a few light nicks & scratches, showing light wear and retains most of its orig finish. Mechanics are crisp; bright shiny bore. 4-53992 JR93 (3,500-5,000) – Lot 2158

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2159

EXTREMELY RARE, POSSIBLY ONE-OF-A-KIND WINCHESTER MODEL 1885 HIGH WALL SINGLE SHOT TARGET RIFLE AND LEWIS YEAROUT’S FIRST HIGHWALL.

SN 80736. Cal. 219 Zipper. Semi-Deluxe rifle with 30″ #3 weight rnd bbl, made without front or rear sight dovetails and mounted with factory scope blocks containing a Winchester “B-5” scope. Bbl markings and “WP” proof are rolled to the left side to accommodate the scope blocks. Receiver also has the “WP” proof. Receiver is blue finish and has single set trigger. Mounted with nicely figured American walnut with I-style checkered, black insert, Schnable tip forearm and capped pistol grip buttstock with Winchester hard rubber buttplate. Left side of upper & lower tangs are stamped “99”, probably a rework assembly number. Buttstock has the assembly number “6110” in the top tang channel. Bottom of the bbl, under the forearm is simply marked with a tiny “B” and “41”. The lever spring dovetail is empty and appears to have never had the spring installed as the lever and adjacent areas show no wear. Accompanied by a packet of information from Mr. Yearout’s files regarding this rifle. His collection inventory card discloses that he purchased this rifle from Robert Thompson of Clinton, IA in Apr. 1964 for a client in Great Falls, MT who turned down the rifle. Mr. Yearout states in his typewritten note that he then purchased the rifle for himself which prompted his lifelong quest to obtain as many different calibers in the Model 1885 as possible. PROVENANCE: Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl retains about 99% strong, orig factory blue; receiver & lever retain about 96-98% factory restored blue; breechblock & hammer retain dark case colors. Scope is a thin blue/brown patina. Wood is sound with the buttstock showing a heavy raised grain and retains about 95% orig finish; forearm shows moderate to heavy wear on the checkering and retains most of an old restored finish. Mechanics are fine; bright shiny bore. Optics are fine. 4-53861 JR89 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 2159

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2160

VERY RARE DELUXE ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 1885 HIGH WALL SINGLE SHOT RIFLE.

SN 2129. Cal. 40-70 Ballard. Rare rifle chambered in a rare cal with 30″ about #3 weight oct to rnd bbl, windgage globe front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight and thick base mid-range vernier tang sight. Mounted with about 2X, center crotch, flame grain American walnut with H-style checkered, black insert, Schnable tip forearm and early style black insert, serpentine grip buttstock that has nickeled brass Swiss buttplate. Receiver has single set trigger. Receiver is faceted and is engraved, probably by Conrad Ulrich with the vignette of a standing whitetail buck on the left side surrounded by foliate arabesque pattern. Right side is engraved in foliate arabesque patterns, one scroll of which terminates in a flower blossom. Left side of lower tang is marked with the assembly number “858”, “73” in tiny numbers and”XX”. Top tang channel of buttstock has the assembly number “857”, probably an assembler’s mistake. Inside buttplate is marked only with a small “7”. Accompanied by a Winchester Museum letter which identifies this rifle in cal 40-70 Ballard with 30″ #3 half oct bbl, plain trigger, checkered pistol grip stock, mid-range vernier and windgage sights, Swiss buttplate and engraved, received in the warehouse Mar. 24, 1886 and shipped the next day. Also accompanied by Mr. Yearout’s Collection Inventory Card which identifies this rifle and shows that he purchased it from well known,, old time dealer Felix Bedlan of Fairbury, NE on Jul. 26, 1985. An additional typewritten note by Mr. Yearout states that only 34 Models 1885 were engraved or inscribed. PROVENANCE: Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Good to very good. Bbl retains strong blue under the forearm and the balance about 50% orig blue turning brown; receiver retains traces of faded case colors with scattered spots of light pitting; breech block, lever & hammer retain traces of case colors. Wood is sound, showing dark staining on forearm & wrist and overall retains about 75% orig varnish. Set trigger is missing the adjusting screw, otherwise mechanics are fine; bright shiny bore. 4-53782 JR76 (6,000-10,000) – Lot 2160

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2161

SCARCE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1885 HIGH WALL SINGLE SHOT TARGET RIFLE.

SN 38427. Cal. 40-70 Sharps straight. Beautiful special order rifle with 30″ #3 weight oct to rnd bbl, spirit level windgage front sight, no rear seat and a thin base mid-range vernier tang sight. Receiver has single set trigger. Mounted with very highly figured, about 3X American walnut with black insert Schnable tip forearm and black insert serpentine grip buttstock with Swiss cheekpiece and nickeled brass Swiss buttplate. Bbl has standard 2-line address with caliber marking over the chamber area. Bottom of the bbl, under the leaf spring is marked “40-70 S.”. Forward of that marking is “40-65” which has been crossed out. Left side of lower tang is marked with the assembly number “2917”, “XXX” and “SBC”. Matching assembly number is also found in top tang channel of buttstock and inside buttplate. Buttplate screws are also matching assembly numbered. Accompanied by a Winchester Gun Museum letter which identifies this rifle in caliber 40-70 with 30″ #3 half oct bbl, set trigger, checkered pistol grip stock, Swiss cheekpiece and mid-range vernier and windgage sights, Lyman front & rear sights, no rear slot, “In Morocco case”, shipped Mar. 10, 1890. Also accompanied by Mr. Yearout’s inventory card which states that he purchased this rifle in Apr. 1970 from renowned dealer/collector Ray Saign of Minneapolis,MN. The card also states that he separately purchased a cased set of sights from Norm Flayderman that he added to this rifle. These sights are installed on the rifle and the case with 3 spare apertures is accompanying. PROVENANCE: Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching except forearm which is unnumbered but absolutely orig to this rifle. Bbl retains 96-97% strong orig blue with only sharp edge wear; receiver retains most of its orig case colors, strong & bright in the most sheltered areas, faded elsewhere and turned silver on most of the right side; lever retains traces of case colors. Wood is sound, with light nicks & scratches retains most of its orig varnish. Buttplate & buttplate screws are re-nickeled. Mechanics are crisp; brilliant shiny bore. Sight case is extremely fine. 4-53868 JR26 (7,000-10,000) – Lot 2161

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2162
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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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2163

*DELUXE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1885 HIGH WALL SINGLE SHOT RIFLE IN A RARE CALIBER.

SN 105480. Cal. 50 EX (50-110). Beautiful deluxe rifle with 26″ #3 weight oct bbl, jack front sight, 3,000 yd, 1886 style ladder rear sight and a thin base sporting vernier tang sight with 3″ staff. Mounted with about 2X, center crotch, flame grain American walnut with H-style checkered black insert, schnable tip forearm and capped pistol grip buttstock that has Winchester hard rubber buttplate. Left side of lower tang, under the wood is marked with the assembly number “5988” which number is also found in top tang channel of buttstock. Accompanied by Mr. Yearout’s Collection inventory card which shows that he purchased this rifle in Sep. 1964 form Lynn Coe of Jamestown, ND. Noted on the back of the card is the Cody Firearms Museum shipping records information which lists this rifle, caliber 50-110 Express, #3 26″ oct bbl, plain trigger, checkered stock, rubber shotgun buttplate, oil finish, sporting leaf sight and “Winchester High Velocity”, received in warehouse Nov. 5, 1908 and shipped the next day to order number “178042”. Also accompanying is a typewritten page by Mr. Yearout which details the history of this cartridge. Although this rifle was shipped in 1908 in the “modern” era, it is considered to be an antique given that there is a precedent in the “antique” era and ammunition is no longer commercially available and has not been for several decades. PROVENANCE: Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching. Bbl retains about 99% strong orig blue with a few very minor freckles; receiver retains about 95% strong orig blue with the losses from flaking not wear; lever, hammer and breech block retain dark, faded case colors; buttplate & toe of buttstock have a very old, period of use chip, otherwise wood is sound with a few light handling & use, nicks & scratches and retains virtually all of its orig oil finish. Mechanics are crisp; brilliant shiny bore. Appears to be unfired. 4-53865 JR68 (6,000-10,000) – Lot 2163

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2164

EXTREMELY RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1885 HIGH WALL SINGLE SHOT RIFLE.

SN 77147. Cal. 236 U.S.N. Rimmed. Standard grade rifle with rare and unusual 30″ rapid taper, #1 weight rnd bbl that has pedestal mounted German silver front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Bbl has standard 2-line roll markings with cal marking over the chamber area. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with black insert Schnable tip forearm, straight stock and crescent buttplate. Accompanied by a large volume of research materials and letters assembled by Mr. Yearout including a Buffalo Bill Historical Center Museum letter which identifies this rifle in cal 236 U.S.N., #1 bbl and under remarks “extra barrel 236”, received in the warehouse Dec. 11, 1896 and shipped same day to order number “20846”. Also included is Mr. Yearout’s Collection inventory card which shows that he purchased it from “Flayderman” (well known dealer/collector Norm Flayderman) in Dec. 1979. Additionally there is a full typewritten page by Mr. Yearout discussing this rifle and the cartridge it is chambered for. He states that there were only 25 Models 1885 produced in this cal. Apparently, according to Mr. Yearout’s notes, the U.S. Navy considered adopting the rimmed version of this cartridge which was dropped in favor of the rimless version. Additionally there are copies of several pages from Winchester catalogs which also advertise the Model 1895 rifle with an illustration of the rimmed 236 U.S. Navy cartridge. Additionally there are four hand written pages of Mr. Yearout’s notes discussing this and other cartridges. PROVENANCE: Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Extremely fine. The metal overall retains about 98% crisp orig finish with strong blue and mostly bright case colors, faded on the right side of the receiver; breechblock, lever, hammer & buttplate retain faded case colors. Wood is sound with handling & storage, nicks, scratches & dings and retains most of it orig factory finish, lightly cleaned on the buttstock. Mechanics are crisp; strong bright bore. 4-53856 JR86 (6,000-10,000) – Lot 2164

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EXTREMELY RARE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1885 HEAVY HIGH WALL SINGLE SHOT TARGET RIFLE.

SN 51307. Cal. 45-120 Sharps Straight, 3-1/4″. Extremely rare rifle with 34″ #5 weight oct bbl, nickeled Rocky Mountain front sight and nickeled 1886 marked, 1,000 yd ladder rear sight. Caliber marking is on the top flat over the chamber area. Bottom flat of bbl has a factory nickeled sling swivel in a dovetail and is marked, under the forearm “12”, signifying that the bbl blank weighed 12 lbs. Under the spring also has a caliber marking. Receiver, breech block, hammer, lever & buttplate are factory nickel plated. Top of the receiver ring has an added screw, apparently to give extra support to this very heavy bbl. Mounted with about 3X very highly figured flame grain center crotch American walnut with uncheckered black insert Schnable tip forearm of matching quality. Buttstock had a break through the wrist and when repaired was professionally checkered to cover the break. Buttstock has a matching nickel sling swivel. Left side of lower tang under the wood is marked with the assembly number “367” and “XX”. Top tang channel of buttstock has matching assembly number while inside toe of buttplate has assembly number “835”. Buttplate trap contains 3 sections of an orig 4-pc brass & iron cleaning rod. Receiver has single set trigger. Accompanied by a Winchester Gun Museum letter which identifies this rifle in caliber 45-3-1/4″, 34″ oct bbl, set trigger, nickeled except bbl, fancy stock, sling & swivel, rod in butt and sporting leaf sight, shipped Oct. 3, 1891. Additionally accompanied by a copy of the actual shipping record which verifies the information in the letter. Also accompanied by a typewritten page by Mr. Yearout which reiterates the above information. He states that the bbl is “throated” for paper patch bullets. He states also that it is equipped with a Winchester long range vernier rear sight which is not present. He also states that Winchester records reflect a total of only 27 rifles shipped in this caliber. He further notes that there were only 308 guns listed in the records with extra heavy bbl. This rifle is not so listed but would qualify as such. Additionally accompanied by a copy of Mr. Yearout’s Collection inventory card which shows that he purchased it in Nov. 1969 from well known and highly respected dealer Ron Peterson of Albuquerque, NM. An additional note by Mr. Yearout states that the buttplate is “1876 vintage” and that there is 50 cents of engraving on the buttplate tang. Undoubtedly this is one of the more rare Model 1885 rifles to be encountered today. PROVENANCE: Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl retains 95-96% strong orig blue with faint sharp edge wear, some minor surface freckling and wrench marks about mid-point; sights retain about 75-80% orig nickel; receiver retains 92-94% orig nickel turned a little milky with a series of nicks on the left side and some light pimpling on both sides; lever, hammer, breech block & buttplate retain strong orig nickel; forearm retains about 95% of its orig piano varnish finish with a few light nicks & scratches. Buttstock has couple small chips by the top tang, otherwise wood shows light nicks & scratches and retains most of its custom restored finish. Mechanics are fine; strong bore showing wear in front of the chamber. 4-53860 JR66 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 2165

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2166

SCARCE SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1885 HIGH WALL FLATSIDE SINGLE SHOT RIFLE.

SN 33328. Cal. 40 Express (40-110). Scarce rifle in a rare caliber with 30″ #3 weight rnd bbl, gold washed Beech’s combination front sight, 3-leaf platinum line express rear sight and sporting tang sight with 4″ staff. Receiver is flat side configuration. Mounted with very nicely figured, about 3X, center crotch, flame grain American walnut with H-style checkered black insert, schnable tip forearm and black insert, serpentine tip buttstock with cheek piece and nickeled brass Swiss buttplate. Right side of buttstock is inlaid with a 2″ x 1-1/4″ German silver oval, apparently intended for engraving which was never accomplished. When the buttplate is removed it exposes a small pin which, if pulled releases the silver plate. Left side of lower tang, under the wood is marked with the assembly number “2580”, “XXX” and “SBC”. Matching assembly number is also found in top tang channel of buttstock and last three digits of matching assembly number are found in side the buttplate. Receiver has single set trigger. Accompanied by a Winchester Gun Museum letter which identifies this rifle in caliber 38-55 with 30″ #3 oct bbl, plain trigger, no rear seat, checkered pistol grip stock with Swiss cheek piece and German silver name plate inside of stock, shipped Apr. 24, 1889. No mention is made of the heavy receiver or a return & repair, change bbl & caliber, etc. Also accompanied by a copy of the shipping record which duplicates the information in the letter. Additionally accompanied is Mr. Yearout’s Collection inventory card which shows that he purchased this rifle in Apr. 1972 from Doug Whaley of Hamilton, MT. Additionally accompanied by a typed page by Mr. Yearout which indicates that there was a second bbl, a #4 weight, 30″ in 38 Express. He states that both bbls align perfectly with the index mark on the receiver. As of this writing the 38 Express bbl is not known. Also accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum Research request sheet which identifies this rifle as previously noted, with the additional information of a Swiss cheek piece. PROVENANCE: Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Very good, all matching. Bbl retains about 85% strong blue with scattered chemical spotting; receiver retains about 60% faded case colors mostly on the right side and top edge; left side of receiver is faded to silver; lever, hammer and breech block are also a grey patina. Wood is sound with usual handling & use, nicks & scratches and retains nearly all of its orig varnish. Mechanics are fine; bright shiny bore. 4-53869 JR74 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 2166

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2167

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

SN 9178. Cal. 32 WCF (32-20). Fine deluxe rifle with 28″ oct to rnd #3 weight bbl with globe front sight, short semi-buckhorn rear sight with checkered edges and a thin base mid-range tang sight with 3″ staff. Receiver has single set trigger. Mounted with about 3X, center crotch, flame grain American walnut with black insert, H-style checkered schnable tip forearm and black insert serpentine grip buttstock and crescent buttplate with trap containing a military style thong pull through. Left side of lower tang, under the wood is marked with the assembly number “50” and “XXX”. Left side of top tang is stamped in tiny numbers with what appears to be the date “3 13”. Accompanied by a Winchester Gun Museum letter which lists this rifle as being in caliber 32 WCF with 28″ half oct bbl, set trigger, checkered stock with pistol grip and rod in butt shipped Apr.14, 1887. A Cody Firearms Museum Research request worksheet verifies the above information with the addition that it was a #2 weight bbl. Also accompanying is Mr. Yearout’s Collection inventory card which shows that he purchased this rifle in Nov. 1972 from Ralph Cooper of East Helena, MT. In an accompanying letter from Mr. Yearout he classifies this rifle as a “special sporting rifle” as was announced and pictured in the Jan. 1887 Winchester catalog. The set trigger and cleaning rod in the buttstock were extra charge items. PROVENANCE: Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Very fine plus, all matching. Bbl retains about 85% strong orig blue with the losses from cleaning of the round section. Receiver retains 97-98% bright to brilliant orig case colors with fading over the top & bottom edges and high points; lever & hammer retain bright case colors on the sides with fading on outer face of lever; buttplate retains faded case colors. Wood is sound with a series of light scratches and vibration marks on left side of buttstock, some small bruises in checkering of forearm all with light handling & use marks and overall retains 96-98% bright, orig piano varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp; bright shiny bore. 4-53863 JR67 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 2167

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2168

*WINCHESTER DELUXE HIGH WALL SINGLE SHOT RIFLE.

SN 104822. Cal. 40-90 Sharps’ Straight. Heavy special order rifle with 29-3/4″ #4 weight oct bbl, windgage globe front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight and thin base sporting rear sight with 4″ staff. Receiver has single set trigger. Mounted with highly figured, center crotch, flame grain American walnut with H-style checkered, black insert Schnable tip forearm and black insert serpentine grip buttstock with cheekpiece and nickel plated brass Swiss buttplate. Left side of lower tang is marked with assembly number “2954” and “X”. Top tang channel of buttstock has the assembly number “1131” and inside toe of buttplate is marked “31”. Left side of top tang, under the wood is marked with a “4”. Bottom flat of bbl is marked “11”, indicating the weight of 11 lbs. and is also marked “40-90 S.”. Accompanied by a Winchester Gun Museum letter which states that there is no information for this rifle. Additionally accompanied by Mr. Yearout’s collection inventory card shows that he purchased it in Oct. 1970 from Grover Johnson of San Pedro, CA. A typewritten page by Mr. Yearout states that this rifle is all orig and would have been shipped in the 1907-1909 time frame and further gives a brief history of the caliber and states that there were 935 rifles recorded in this caliber. Although this rifle was probably not manufactured until the early 20th Cent. it is still considered an antique given the antique precedent of prior manufacture of rifles in this caliber for which ammunition is no longer available. PROVENANCE: Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl retains about 95% strong orig blue with only light sharp edge wear; receiver retains about 65-70% thinning orig blue with a few freckles of discoloration. Stock has a small crack by the top tang, otherwise wood is sound with light nicks & scratches and retains most of its orig finish. Mechanics are fine; bright shiny bore. 4-53870 JR34 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 2168

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2169

FINE DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1885 HIGH WALL SINGLE SHOT RIFLE.

SN 75857. Cal. 30 US (30-40 Krag). Fine deluxe high wall with 30″ #3 weight rnd bbl, Lyman globe front sight, altered semi-buckhorn rear sight and Lyman tang sight with large disc aperture. Receiver is color case hardened. Mounted with 2-3X American walnut with H-style checkered, black insert Schnable tip forearm and capped pistol grip buttstock that has cheek piece and crescent steel buttplate. Buttstock has non-factory sling swivel screw hole near the toe. Left side of lower tang, under the wood is marked with the assembly number “3146”, “XXX” and “SBC”. Buttstock has the assembly number “3712” on its rear face and the buttplate is unmarked. Buttplate is early style with turned down toe. Accompanied by a Winchester Gun Museum letter which identifies this rifle in cal 30 US, 30″ rnd #3 bbl, plain trigger, Lyman front & rear sights, no rear seat, plain pistol grip checkered and shotgun rubber buttplate, shipped Aug. 27, 1898. Also accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum Research Request sheet which furnishes the identical information and shows that it was received in the warehouse Aug. 26, 1898 and shipped to order # 23152. Additionally accompanied by Mr. Yearout’s Collection Inventory Card which identifies this rifle and shows that he bought it from James D. Conway of Ft. Madison, IA on Oct. 29, 1964. Also accompanied by a typewritten page from Mr. Yearout which additionally states that only 1,041 rifles of this model and cal were shipped. PROVENANCE: Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Fine, mismatched as noted. Bbl retains about 90% thinning orig blue with an area of fine pitting on the bottom just forward of the forearm; receiver retains about 90% strong, bright case colors, more faded on the right side; breechblock, lever & hammer retain faded case colors. Buttstock has a hairline back of the top tang, otherwise wood is sound with usual nicks & scratches, a series of bruises on the right side and showing wear on the cheek piece & comb. Overall the wood shows moderate to heavy checkering wear with oil staining around the top tang & wrist and retains about 80% orig varnish. Mechanics are fine; strong bore with good shine, dark in the grooves. 4-53867 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2169

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2170

RARE WINCHESTER SEMI-DELUXE MODEL 1885 HIGH WALL TAKEDOWN SINGLE SHOT RIFLE.

SN 72554. Cal. 32 Ideal. Fine special order takedown rifle with 30″ #3 weight rnd bbl, spirit level windgage front sight, slot blank in rear seat and a locking Lyman, windage adjustable tang sight. Mounted with straight grain American walnut, with I-style checkered, black insert, Schnable tip forearm and capped pistol grip stock that has crescent buttplate with trap. Left side of the wrist has a neatly carved “1907” and right side of buttstock has a carved and tooled set of intertwined initials that appear to be “AR”. Lower tang is fitted with close-coupled double-set triggers. Left side of lower tang, under the wood is marked with the assembly number “20824”, “XXX”, and “CF”. There is also the marked out assembly number “2003” on the lower tang. Partial matching assembly number is also found on rear face of buttstock with the “0” & “8” obliterated by the installation of the buttplate with trap which requires clearance for the spring retainer. Inside toe of buttplate has the assembly number “457”. Bbl is mounted with target scope blocks, 7″ on centers and contains a Winchester “B4″ scope in target mounts. Accompanied by a Winchester Gun Museum letter which identifies this rifle in cal 32 Ideal, with 30” #3 weight 1/2 oct bbl, plain trigger and checkered pistol gripped stock, shipped Mar. 2, 1907 and returned for rework Mar. 21, 1907, obviously when the full round bbl and set triggers were installed. It is also likely that the scope bases were installed at the same time as the Winchester “WP” proof is stamped forward of the rear scope base and the cal marking is rolled to the left below the rear scope base. This rifle is also equipped with a “special fly” which brings the hammer only to half cock upon closing the lever instead of full cock as normally found on Models 1885. This feature is only occasionally found and was a $2.00 extra charge, unless ordered with double set triggers in which case there was no extra charge. Also accompanied by a typewritten page by Mr. Yearout discussing this rifle and it’s cartridge. Additionally accompanied by Mr. Yearout’s Collection inventory card that shows that he purchased this rifle from well known dealer Floyd Everhart of Dayton, OH in Aug. 1969. According to Mr. Yearout’s notes there were only 233 Models 1885 chambered in this caliber. This rifle is pictured on p.262 of The Winchester Book, Madis, 1985 edition with credit to the Lewis E. Yearout Collection. Mr. Madis notes in the caption that “in some other records this writer finds the notation that number 72554— will require other sight equipment for John before the match”. Mr. Madis speculates that “John” was probably a Winchester employee on a shooting team. The picture in the book shows the rifle with the scope bases on the bbl but without the scope which was apparently a later addition. PROVENANCE: Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine, numbered as discussed above. Bbl & receiver retain 98-99% crisp orig blue with only a few light nicks and very faint sharp edge wear; breechblock, lever & hammer retain fading case colors. Wood is sound with a few bruises on the stock and light handling & use marks and overall retains most of its orig varnish. Triggers are not functioning, otherwise mechanics are fine; bright shiny bore; optics are fine. 4-53862 JR85 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 2170

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2171

*EXTREMELY RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1885 HIGH WALL TAKEDOWN SINGLE SHOT RIFLE.

SN 107063. Cal. 45-90 Smoothbore. Standard grade rifle with 30″ #3 weight rnd bbl, Rocky Mountain front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Receiver is takedown style. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with black insert Schnable tip forearm and straight stock that has checkered steel buttplate. This rifle has a special order “fly” which instead of placing the hammer in full cock on closing of the breech block places it in the halfcock or safety position. This feature was an additional $2.00 when ordered. Accompanied by Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle in cal 32-40, with 30″ oct bbl, plain trigger, takedown and received in the warehouse Oct. 28, 1911. It was “returned to Heere” on Oct. 26, 1914 and changed to a rifle, 45-90 #3 weight 30″ rnd bbl, plain trigger, takedown, shotgun butt and smooth bore, shipped Oct. 26, 1914. Also accompanied by Mr. Yearout’s Collection Inventory Card which identifies this rifle and shows that he purchased it from W. J. Raithel of Prescott, AZ on July 10, 1999. In addition there are several letters of correspondence from Mr. Yearout to Mr. Raithel about this rifle and one from Mr. Raithel. Additionally accompanied by a type written sheet by Mr. Yearout which compares this rifle to another of very similar circumstance which was “sent to Heeres” in Jun. 1914. Apparently Mr. Heeres was a factory employee in the custom shop. PROVENANCE: Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Overall retains 96-97% strong, bright, orig factory blue with only light sharp edge wear and some flaking on the takedown ring. Breech block, lever & hammer retain faded case colors. Wood is sound with light handling and use nicks & scratches and retains about all of its orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp; bright shiny bore with a few scattered spots of pitting. 4-53859 JR77 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 2171

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2172
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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*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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2173

DELUXE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1885 SINGLE SHOT RIFLE.

SN 81810. Cal. 38-55. Fine special order rifle with 30″ #2 weight oct bbl, Winchester windgage globe front sight, altered semi-buckhorn rear sight and a locking Lyman tang sight with windage adjustment. Lower tang is fitted with close-coupled, double-set triggers. Mounted with about 2X flame grain American walnut with H-style checkered, black insert Schnable tip forearm and black insert, serpentine grip buttstock that has nickeled brass Swiss buttplate. Left side of lower tang, under the wood is marked with the assembly number “5765”. Top tang channel of buttstock bears the assembly number “2962” and although the buttplate is unnumbered it appears to be orig to the buttstock. The area of the buttstock under the buttplate tang is stamped “OTTO DOCHOW / VERGAS / MINN”. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum research request sheet which identifies this rifle in cal 38-55 with 30″ #2 weight oct bbl, plain trigger, plain pistol grip stock with Lyman combination front & mid-range sight and Swiss buttplate, received in warehouse Dec. 21,1898 and shipped the same day to order number “18323”. It also shows that there was a slot blank in the rear seat. In addition it is accompanied by Mr. Yearout’s Collection inventory card which shows that he purchased this rifle from well known dealer Chet Fulmer of Detroit Lakes, MN in May 1963. Also accompanying is a typewritten page by Mr. Yearout which discusses this rifle and the caliber. PROVENANCE: Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Fine, mismatched as noted. Bbl retains 90-92% orig blue showing sharp edge wear; receiver retains 75-80% orig case colors, strong & bright in sheltered areas with the balance turned silver. Stock has two small hairlines back of the top tang, otherwise the wood is sound with the buttstock showing moderate to heavy wear on the grip and retains 80-85% old restored varnish; forearm shows very heavy wear with dark oil staining on the rear 2/3 and the balance a hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine; strong bright bore. 4-53864 (5,000-7,000) – Lot 2173

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2174

*EXTREMELY RARE PROTOTYPE OR EXPERIMENTAL WINCHESTER MODEL 1885 HIGH WALL SINGLE SHOT RIFLE.

SN 113364. Cal. 9 mm (appears to be 9X57 Mauser). Standard grade rifle with 24-1/4″ about #3 weight rnd bbl with standard front sight with screw and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Bbl has late style roll marking low on left side just above the forearm. Top center of the bbl is hand stamped in 2-lines “9 M/M BORE .340 RIFLING .006 DEEP TWIST 12 / JULY 8 – 1913.” Mounted with uncheckered, slab-sawed American walnut with black insert Schnable tip forearm and straight stock that has crescent buttplate. In addition to the experimental cal this rifle also has a prototype or experimental hammer. The hammer is fitted with a safety lock which is milled into the center of the hammer and consists of a spring loaded latch that prevents the hammer from being cocked before the latch is depressed. However the hammer does come to full cock during the loading / unloading action. Accompanied by Mr. Yearout’s Collection Inventory Card which shows that he purchased it from well known dealer Tom Koessl (sic) on Apr. 30, 1979. This rifle is too late to letter. PROVENANCE: Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains about 99% orig blue; receiver about 60% orig blue with the loses from flaking, showing only light edge wear; breech block retains strong, bright case colors and the lever faded case colors; buttplate retains about 70% orig blue. Stock has a 1-1/2″ x 1/2″ burn on the top edge near the heel, a fine crack in the wrist on the left side and a fine hairline back of the top tang, otherwise wood is sound with light handling and storage nicks & scratches. Buttstock retains about 95% orig varnish and the forearm 88-90% orig varnish with oil staining around the receiver. Mechanics are fine; bright shiny bore. 4-53857 JR78 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 2174

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2175

WINCHESTER MODEL 1885 HIGH WALL SINGLE SHOT RIFLE.

SN 48232. Cal. 32-40. Standard grade rifle with 30″ #3 weight oct bbl, globe windgage front sight, slot blank in the rear seat and a thin base mid-range vernier tang sight with 3″ staff. Mounted with uncheckered American walnut with black insert Schnable tip forearm and straight stock with crescent buttplate. Receiver has single set trigger. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum “yellow sheet” which identifies this rifle in caliber 32-40 with 30″ #3 oct bbl and set trigger, receive in warehouse May 2, 1891 and shipped May 8, 1891 to order #4249. Single shot target rifles of this era are rarely found in orig configuration as those early target shooters usually modified their rifles to suit their personal taste and requirements. CONDITION: Excellent to near new. Bbl retains 98-99% strong orig blue with only faint muzzle end wear and a small wear spot from a bbl sight; receiver, breech block, lever & hammer retain virtually all of their brilliant, orig case colors, moderately faded on outer face of lever; buttplate retains most of its orig case colors, turned a little dark. Wood is sound and may have had a light coating of finish added or was simply waxed. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-51427 JR32 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2175

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2176

*RARE POPE/GRIFFIN & HOWE WINCHESTER MODEL 1885 HIGH WALL SINGLE SHOT TARGET RIFLE.

SN Pope 722. Cal. 22. Very rare rifle with 30″ about #3-1/2 weight rnd Pope bbl made without sights and has integral forearm stud band. Bbl also has target scope blocks containing a Winchester “A-5” scope. Top of the bbl, between scope blocks is stamped “H.M. POPE”. Bottom of the bbl is marked “H.M. POPE” and a series of numbers “722/B2/L R/15.9/9.21.28”. Bore has Mr. Pope’s typical left hand rifling. Receiver is a standard high wall receiver that Mr. Pope relieved on the left side to facilitate loading the smaller 22 cartridge. His name, in identical font as on the bbl is stamped on the top flat of this cutout. Receiver has single set trigger. Hammer is typical of Mr. Pope’s light weight style with two holes drilled through and metal removed on the forward sides. According to Mr. Pope this lighter hammer reduced lock time by 1/10 of a second. Lever and bottom tang are extended, probably by Mr. Pope with a barrelshaped knurled knob on the end of the lever. Bottom of the lever is engraved in 3-lines “STOCKED BY / GRIFFIN & HOWE, INC. / NEW YORK”. It is mounted with a typical Griffin & Howe Schuetzen style left hand stock with deep cheek piece and deep full checkered grip. Buttstock has a custom checkered aluminum single prong buttplate. Forearm is 15″ long and tapered with the widest at the front and a flat bottom with extensive flat checkering. Bottom of the forearm has a military style sling loop. Accompanied by a copy of an article submitted by Mr. Yearout to The Gun Report Magazine in Feb. 1996 which describes in great detail this rifle and its provenance. He states that he purchased it in Mar. 1961 from Mr. Dane Durbin of Colorado Springs, CO who had purchased it from the estate of Mr. W.W. Hixon on Omaha, NE in about 1952. Apparently Mr. Durbin furnished a notarized accounting of his acquisition of this rifle, which is currently not available. Mr. Yearout synopsized this information which apparently was provided by Mr. Hixon’s widow. Mr. Hixon was a very successful business man who was killed in an automobile accident. He had collected a large number of firearms and sporting equipment which included this rifle. Mrs. Hixon related that after numerous encounters with Mr. Pope at his gun shop Mr. Hixon finally persuaded Mr. Pope to build this rifle. Apparently Mr. Pope was reluctant to build a 22 rimfire rifle but finally did agree, stating that this would be the 8th and last 22 rifle he would build. Mr. Pope built the rifle and shipped it to Griffin & Howe in New York for stocking & finishing and delivered the completed rifle in Jan. 1929. Mr. Yearout’s article then continues with the known & speculated number of bbls produced by Mr. Pope, arriving at a figure of 2,346 total from the 1890s through his death in 1950. This is one of the most rare of all the Pope rifle extant today. PROVENANCE: Estate of W.W. Hixon; Dane Durbin; Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Overall retains most of its fine Griffin & Howe finish to both metal & wood with some thinning of the bbl finish. Wood is sound with the checkering showing very light wear. Set trigger needs adjusting, otherwise mechanics are fine; bright shiny bore. 4-53854 JR90 (7,500-12,500) – Lot 2176

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2177

*EXTREMELY RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1885 INTERNATIONAL MATCH SINGLE SHOT TARGET RIFLE.

SN 102363. Cal. 30-06. Very rare rifle with only a few known. It has 30″ #3 weight rnd bbl, dovetailed Lyman Model 17A globe front sight and Krag style military rear sight graduated to 2,300 yds. It also has a thin base mid-range vernier tang sight with 3″ staff and close-coupled double-set triggers. Lever is Schuetzen style with finger rests. Mounted with nicely figured, uncheckered American walnut with long grasping groove forearm which has an integral cork faced palm rest on the bottom and a 12″ upper hand guard. Forearm & hand guard are secured with a single band that has a military width sling loop and corresponding sling loop in the buttstock which contain a 1-1/4″ military leather sling. Buttplate is checkered steel of the style found on earlier lever action rifles and later on Model 54 and Model 70 rifles. Accompanied by a Winchester Gun Museum letter which identifies this rifle in cal 30 rimmed 1906, with 30″ nickel steel rnd bbl, set trigger, shotgun butt, old style fly to leave hammer at full cock, safety locking device on hammer at full cock. Forearm, same as sample submitted by Capt. Laudensack. Bbl cover & sights same as on sample gun except rear notch to be very “U”, distance between sights to be same as sample gun and thumb screw head to be cut off. Front sight & stem to be slotted for screwdriver. Shipped Aug. 14, 1913. A Cody Firearms Museum research request sheet discloses that the shipping record is blank for this serial number but disclosed an attached note from which the above information was extracted. The note is dated Aug. 14, 1913. Mr. Yearout’s Collection inventory card shows that he purchased this rifle from Dwight Marshall of Fergus Falls, MN in Mar. 1970. Also accompanying is a small note dated 4-15-04 to “LEW” (Mr. Yearout) from someone named John who states that a note is attached to records on this rifle and enclosed a copy of that note. The lower tang, stock & buttplate are without assembly numbers while the inside bbl channel of the forearm is stamped “22”. The bbl has standard markings including “1906”, indicating the caliber. No other markings were observed. A 2-page typewritten note by Mr. Yearout explains in great detail what he believes to be the background of the development of this rifle, including a reported meeting between himself and renown author, shooter and authority on firearms and ballistics, the late Col. Townsend E. Whelen (1877-1961) that reportedly occurred in 1950 while Mr. Yearout was stationed in Washington, D.C. He states Col. Whelen related that Winchester produced 400 bbls in cal 30-06 from which 25 of the most accurate were selected and made into International Match Rifles by his friend Capt. Laudensack. Col. Whelen stated these rifles were used in 1913 at the International rifle matches at Camp Perry. He further reports that these 25 rifles were apparently then sold through the auspices of the National Rifle Association. and the offices of the Director of Civilian Marksmenship. Mr. Yearout also lists nine International Match Rifles that he has located. This rifle is reportedly chambered for a 30-06 rimmed cartridge however a rimmed cartridge will not permit the breechblock to close but a standard rimless 30-06 rnd will chamber & extract. The extractor appears to be for rimless cartridges. PROVENANCE: Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 98-99% bright orig blue; receiver about 90% orig blue with the losses from candy striping; breechblock, lever & hammer retain faded case colors. Stock has a small repaired flaw, otherwise wood is sound with usual nicks & scratches and retains most of its orig oil finish. Mechanics are crisp; bright shiny bore. Sling is extremely fine. 4-53855 JR88 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 2177

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2178

SCARCE ENGRAVED SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER LOW WALL SINGLE SHOT RIFLE.

SN 19162. Cal. 32 WCF (32-20). Scarce single shot with 28″ #1 weight oct bbl, Jack front sight missing it’s bead and spirit level in the rear seat with a thick base mid-range vernier tang sight. Receiver has single set trigger. Mounted with very highly figured, about 3X uncheckered American walnut with black insert Schnable tip forearm with straight stock and nickel Swiss buttplate. Left side of lower tang, under the wood is marked with the assembly number “1106” which appears to have been stamped over the number “1386”. Matching assembly number “1106” is also found in top tang channel of buttstock and “06” inside buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum research request sheet which identifies this rifle in caliber 32 WCF with #1 weight 28″ bbl, plain trigger, fancy stock, mid-range vernier, Swiss buttplate received in warehouse May 5, 1888 and shipped May 7, 1888 to order number “7296”. It was returned and repaired Jan. 1889, order number “17625”, no indication of the work accomplished. It was returned again in Sept. 1890 with $2.00 engraving applied order #14268. Also accompanied by a copy of Mr. Yearout’s inventory card which shows that he purchased this rifle in Oct. 1985 from renown dealer LeRoy Merz of Fergus Falls, MN. Also accompanied by an enlarged copy of the shipping record which is very difficult to decipher. Mr. Yearout also wrote a letter about this rifle, a copy of which is included wherein he relays most of the above information and states that in the 1889 R&R that the plain trigger was changed to a single set trigger. He states that the 1890 R&R was when the receiver was engraved and a spirit level installed in the rear seat. PROVENANCE: Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Very good, all matching. Bbl retains about 75% dull orig blue with sharp edge wear, a few nicks & scratches and some light surface discoloration; receiver retains 30-40% silvered case colors with the balance a dark brown patina; wood is sound with a few nicks & scratches and retains strong oil finish on the buttstock, dark and handworn on the forearm; buttplate retains about 50% thin orig nickel. Mechanics are fine; strong bore with moderate to heavy pitting. 4-53799 JR30 (5,000-7,000) – Lot 2178

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2179

LOT OF TARGET SIGHTS FROM THE YEAROUT ESTATE COLLECTION.

1). Cased Mid-Range set. Contained in a black leatherette covered,hinged-lid box 5-3/4″ X 3″, black velvet lined and gold embossed on the top “WINCHESTER / MID-RANGE / VERNIER / AND / WIND GAUGE / SIGHTS”. Interior is recessed for an unmarked thin base, a 3″ vernier staff with multiple apertures, a wind-gauge spirit-level front sight, 5 spare inserts and both tang screws. 2). Cased Long-Range set. Contained in a black leatherette covered,hinged-lid box 7″ X 3″, black velvet lined and gold embossed on the top “WINCHESTER / VERNIER / AND / WIND GAUGE / SIGHTS”. Interior is recessed for a thin base that has 1886 patent date & tension spring, a 5″ vernier staff, a wind-gauge spirit-level globe front sight, a standard globe front sight, 5 spare inserts and both tang screws. 3). Thin base sight marked “73” with 1886 patent date and 4″ sporting staff. 4). Early unmarked thin base with 3″ vernier staff, missing its eyepiece. 5). 5″ vernier staff with large eyepiece. 6). 5-1/2″ sporting staff with double notches on bottom ball. 7). Thin base marked “76”. 8). Front sight spirit level with 7/16″ X 1-1/4″ barrel. 9). One tang screw, two sight staff screws, one miscellaneous screw and an eye piece. PROVENANCE: The estate collection of Lewis and Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: 1. Very Fine. Box is fine with scuffed corners & edges. Interior is lightly soiled. Sight parts are fine, showing very little wear. 2. Very Fine. Box is lightly scuffed with light discoloration on leather with wood showing through on one lid corner. Base is has turned brown. Spirit-level sight shows wear on tube, otherwise other parts are fine. 3). Fine. Base is bright blue, staff has turned a little dull. 4). Very good. Functional. Blue is a little dull. 5). Very fine to extremely fine, bright blue. 6). Fine, blue is a little dull. 7). Very fine, shows wear at rear end. 8). Very fine, finish a little dull. 9). All fine. 53870-1 JR295 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 2179

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2180

SPECIAL ST. JUDE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL LOT.

This lot consists of twelve past Julia auction firearm catalogs, together with their prices realized list. These catalogs serve as a valuable reference source. We regularly sell our past auction catalogs to collectors and dealers alike for that purpose. Please also note: The entire proceeds of this lot (to include the buyer’s premium), shall be donated to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital. St. Jude’s is one of the finest hospitals in North America today for the research and care of children afflicted with cancer. We hope that you will consider competing on this lot, we consider it to be an extremely worthwhile cause and we have dedicated ourselves to include similar lots in every single one of our auctions, the proceeds of which will be donated to St. Jude’s. Thank you for your participation. CONDITION: Very good. 8-87112-1 JDJ (300-400) – Lot 2180

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2181

RARE DODGE CITY KANSAS SHIPPED SHARPS MODEL 1874 HEAVY BUFFALO RIFLE.

SN 159416. Cal. 44 2-5/8 (44-90 Sharps Bottleneck). True buffalo rifle with 30″ heavy oct bbl, orig Sharps front sight and Lawrence patent ladder rear sight. Top flat of bbl has the “Old Reliable” cartouche and Bridgeport address. Cal marking is over the chamber area. Rifle has Sharps double set triggers. Mounted with straight grain American walnut including a standard smooth Sharps forearm and straight stock with coarse checkered Sharps steel buttplate. All parts of rifle, upon disassembly are matching, including bbl, lock plate, trigger plate, buttstock, buttplate and forearm (barely visible in pencil). Accompanied by two identical Sharps factory records letters, one dated Feb. 2004 and the other Apr. 2004. They identify this rifle as being listed in order book No.3 as a Model 1874 sporting rifle invoiced at Bridgeport on Dec. 27, 1876 to Lee & Reynolds, Dodge City, KS. It was shipped with 30″ oct bbl in cal 44 2-5/8 with double triggers, open sights and oil finished stocks. Weight is listed as 13 lbs 12oz, in a twenty gun shipment. Dr. Richard Labowskie, owner of the Sharps records adds the information that Lee & Reynolds were general merchants on the frontier with operations in Dodge City, Camp Supply, Indian Territory and Sweetwater (later became Mobeetie, TX). He notes that at the time of this shipment Dodge City was the primary supplier to the buffalo hunters that crossed over into the north Texas hunting grounds forbidden to them by treaty. He states that Ft. Griffin, Texas soon replaced Dodge City as the principle supplier for the Texas buffalo hunt. This is a true & authentic Kansas and/or Texas buffalo rifle undoubtedly used during the decimation of the great southern buffalo herds. The harvesting of the buffalo began shortly after the Civil War in 1866 and by 1884 the herds were completely decimated leaving fewer than 2,000 American Bison still roaming the west. Weight 13 lbs 3 oz. PROVENANCE: Kenneth R. Dickinson. CONDITION: About good. Traces of orig finish remain under the forearm with the balance of the bbl a mottled dark brown patina with scattered small spots of light rust; receiver, lock plate, trigger plate & buttplate are matching patina. Buttstock has a couple of cracks around the top tang otherwise shows heavy, weathered use and retains a light hand worn patina; forearm is missing slivers by the bbl channel and has a small crack at the receiver and shows a heavy hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine; strong bore with good shine and a couple spots of heavy pitting. 4-47914 JR128 (30,000-50,000) – Lot 2181

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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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2183

RARE MONTANA SHIPPED SHARPS SPORTING BUFFALO RIFLE.

SN 160792. Cal. 45 2-1/10 (45-70). Standard sporting rifle with 30″ med to heavy weight oct bbl, nickel silver homemade front sight blade and a Lawrence patent Sharps full buckhorn ladder rear sight. Top flat of bbl has the “Old Reliable” cartouche and Bridgeport address with cal marking over the chamber area and cartridge length on the right side flat. Left top side flat of the bbl, below the rear sight are the hand scratched initials “W” & “H”. They appear to have been scratched at different times, probably by two different people. Trigger plate has factory double set triggers. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with rnd Sharps semi-schnable forearm and straight stock with coarse checkered Sharps steel shotgun buttplate. Accompanied by a packet of provenance letters and a photograph, including two Sharps factory letters, one dated 1992 and the other 2006. Both letters identify this rifle as having been invoiced Sept. 24, 1878 at Bridgeport to J.G. Dow, of Bozeman, MT. It is listed as being cal 45-70 with 30″ oct bbl, double set triggers, open sights and oil finished stocks. Weight is listed as 12 lbs 8 oz. The 1992 letter, over Dr. R.L. Moore, Jr.’s signature gives a little historical information about Mr. Dow. It appears that he was a bank cashier in Bozeman and was the buyer of Sharps rifles for famous gunsmith & supplier to buffalo hunters in that region, Walter Cooper who had been a long time gun dealer in Bozeman and had financial difficulties. The back of this letter has a typewritten note, probably from the addressee, Don Nichols of Tuscon, AZ, addressed to “Lew” (probably Lewis E. Yearout of Great Falls, MT). The note simply describes the rifle and states that it is all matching. The 2006 letter, over the signature of Dr. Richard J. Labowskie, expounds over two pages about the history of J.G. Dow and Walter Cooper. He states that in July, August & September 1878 Mr. Dow received about 150 Sharps sporting rifles, business rifles and carbines ostensibly for Walter Cooper. Dr. Labowskie speculates that the “W” & “H” initials may stand for the tremendously famous buffalo hunters, partners Jim White & Oliver P. Hanna. Mr. White was murdered with his own rifle in 1880 and is quoted in the book about buffalo hunters Getting a Stand, Miles Gilbert, that his rifle was stolen by White’s killer and that it was marked with his initial “H”. He later recovered the rifle. Also accompanied by a copy of a picture of a previous owner Bud Smith and his wife, dated 1995 showing them with a world record American bison which he had shot with this rifle. An additional letter from Dr. Labowskie dated 2006 transmits copies of letters from J.G. Dow regarding big shipments of Sharps rifles for Walter Cooper which included 12-1/2 lb sporting rifles, probably including this rifle. The letters mentioned by Dr. Labowskie are dated Oct. & Nov. 1878 and discuss receipt and shipping of Sharps rifles for Mr. Cooper by Mr. Dow and the bank along with personal information. There seems to be little doubt that this rifle is an authentic buffalo gun used to shoot the northern herd, possibly by the most famous of all buffalo hunters Jim White or his partner Oliver P. Hanna. Documented true buffalo rifles shipped to the immediate area where the shoots took place are a great rarity. Weight 12 lbs 7.68 oz. PROVENANCE: Dave Thorn; Bud Smith; Dr. Richard J. Labowskie. CONDITION: Very good, all matching including bbl, forearm, lockplate, trigger plate, buttstock & buttplate. Bbl retains 60-70% dull orig blue turning brown with sharp edge wear; receiver & lockplate retain traces of case colors in the most sheltered areas being mostly a grey/brown patina. Forearm is missing a sliver from the right bbl channel and has a 1-1/4″ crack at the tip by the left bbl channel, otherwise wood is sound with handling & use nicks, scratches, dings & bruises; buttstock retains about 60% orig varnish and the forearm a hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine; strong, sharp bore with good shine and light pitting. 4-47912 JR130 (15,000-25,000) – Lot 2183

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2184

RARE SHARPS SPORTING RIFLE BUFFALO GUN SHIPPED TO LEAVENWORTH KANSAS.

SN C53254. Cal. 50 (appears to be 50-70). Standard sporting rifle with 30″ med weight oct bbl, nickel silver Rocky Mountain front sight and Lawrence patent Sharps ladder rear sight. Top bbl flat is marked with the 2-line Hartford address forward of the rear sight and with cal marking diagonally over the chamber area. Chamber area also has a tiny “30”. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with pewter tip rnd Sharps forearm and straight stock with smooth steel Sharps buttplate. Top tang has the tang sight screw holes plugged. Accompanied by a Sharps factory records letter which identifies this rifle as having been invoiced at the Hartford factory on Nov. 23, 1872 to J.F. Schmelzer of Leavenworth Kansas. It is described as having a 30″ oct bbl, in cal 50, double triggers, globe & peep sights, and oil finished stocks. Letter states that there were three identical rifles shipped to the Schmelzer firm on the same day. The Schmelzer Co. was a supplier to buffalo hunters in Kansas, Nebraska and Texas, so there is little doubt that this rifle would have been on the front line of the buffalo hunts. The 50-70 cartridge was one of the more popular cartridges and was used throughout the entire short time frame of the buffalo hunts. This cartridge was no less popular than the 44-90 Sharps although it did not have the range of the smaller cartridge. Reading several accounts of shooting buffalo disclosed that most shots were taken from 200-600 yards and frequently even longer ranges where the 50 cal was less reliable. Documented true buffalo rifles shipped to the immediate area where the shoots took place are a great rarity. CONDITION: Very good, all matching including bbl, forearm, lockplate, trigger plate, buttstock & buttplate. Bbl retains strong blue under the forearm with the balance a light brown patina; receiver, lockplate, hammer, trigger plate & buttplate are mostly a grey/brown patina. Stock has a hairline around the top tang, otherwise wood is sound showing heavy wear, especially on the forearm and retains most of a very old restored finish. Hammer will not catch in safety notch, otherwise mechanics are fine; strong bore with fine pitting. 4-47913 JR131 (25,000-35,000) – Lot 2184

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2184a

MEACHAM CONVERSION SHARPS MODEL 1874 HEAVY 17 POUND BARRELED RIFLE.

SN C31213. 45 Cal. This massive gun with 30-1/2″ oct bbl weighing 17 lbs with adjustable globe front sight, adjustable ladder rear sight and mid-range 4″ tang sight. Frank Sellers states in his text Sharps Firearms that sporting conversions after Sharps went out of business are generally called “Meacham Sharps” because E. C. Meacham of St. Louis advertised and sold large numbers of them; and after Sharps had gone out of business Meacham had some made by his own gunsmiths. The vast majority of the factory conversions were made for dealers other than Meacham. Five hundred were made for Boker in 1879; 1,000 for J.P. Moore and Sons in 1879& 1880; and 1500 for Joseph Fraizer in 1880. The Meacham-Sharps almost invariably had a checkered grip and the forearm does not have the knob at the rear portion. Features which indicate more hand finishing are: double set triggers (a much cruder type, which show two thicknesses and lengths of triggers in one set of triggers, and very coarse finishing); hammers (while very similar to the usual Model 1874 hammers, will clearly show a variance from the factory pattern, and much cruder finishing); rifling has convex-bottomed grooves and is much deeper than factory rifling. The markings on the barrels, which they read the same as the factory marks are struck much deeper in the barrel, with a slightly different letter form being used (somewhat more square formation of the letters). The stamping is often of uneven depth.” Meacham’s catalog in 1884 lists their rifles of various configurations with the heaviest bbls being 16 lbs. This gun conforms to Sellers’ description of “Meacham-Sharps” rifle though differences are the forestock does have knob at rear and there are no markings on bbl other than “MT” and “P” under crown which are stamped on right bbl flat just behind rear sight. This gun does weigh 17 lbs and is heavier than anything Meacham advertised in St. Louis. PROVENANCE: Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Very good to fine overall. Bbl retains traces of bright blue finish and exhibits bright finish under rear sight and on bottom of bbl where protected by forestock. “DEWEY BRYANT” is stamped on bottom of bbl and inside forestock. Bbl is also stamped with a crude “91”. Breech, hammer and lockplate exhibit thin muted case color but mostly a silver/gray overall as does plain crescent shaped buttplate. Markings on lock and frame are well struck and easily discerned. Proof marks on bbl are discernible as can be seen in photographs. Forestock is not well fit at breech and overlaps such that to turn breech pin to open position forestock has to be removed. Forestock is also different cut of wood than buttstock, oil finished. Buttstock is sound and solid with good checkering more coarse than typically seen on Sharps but consistent with Meacham conversions. Buttstock exhibits scattered small scratches and minor blemishes with thin traces of varnish. Mechanically gun functions well including double set triggers and exhibits crisp, shiny bore. 4-53965 JS99 (6,000-9,000) – Lot 2184a

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2184b

SHARPS MODEL 1874 “BUFFALO” SPORTING RIFLE.

SN 156443. 44-90-500 Cal. This gun was shipped October 9, 1876 to Fulsom & Co. St. Louis, MO with 44 Cal. 30″ oct bbl, dbl triggers, globe and peep sights. This gun according to Frank Sellers in his text Sharps Firearms in medium weigh and large caliber “45-90″ was the most popular Sharps rifle with buffalo hunters regardless of modern stories to the contrary. This rifle conforms to other model 1874 rifles. This particular gun has 32” oct bbl address on bbl reads “OLD RELIABLE” and “SHARPS RIFLE CO HARTFORD CONN” and at rear of bbl on top flat “CALIBRE 44” with a “90” (stamped over “75”) found on lower flat on right side. Matching SN found on bottom of bbl and no doubt orig to gun though factory letter states 30″ bbl. 10-1/2″ forestock is retained with 2-screws. Rifle is mounted with 2-blade adjustable rear sight that has Sharps patent markings applied. There is also a 4″ Vernier tang sight attached to tang. This gun is an honest survivor of a well used “Buffalo” rifle that appears to have seen use in the field though well cared for. PROVENANCE: Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Gun is very good to fine overall with traces of finish to bbl especially in protected areas. Metal is gray/plum overall with light pitting. Stocks are well fit and retain hand worn patina. Rear tang sight spring is replaced as is screw and front screw for attachment. Mechanics are fine with well defined rifling in bore. 4-53919 JS88 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 2184b

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2184c

RARE LIGHTWEIGHT SHARPS MODEL 1874 SPORTING RIFLE.

SN 155055. 40-70 Cal. Factory letter states this gun was shipped October 29, 1875 to W.H. Bernard in Wilmington, NC. Noted in records as oct sporting rifle, 40 Cal. 70 grains/ 2-1/4″ standard shell, dbl set triggers, globe and peep sights; list price was $47.00. On April 5th, 1877 the factory added mid range sights and also adjusted them. It weighs 9-1/2 lbs. This gun conforms to other model 1874 rifles. This particular gun has 30″ oct bbl address on bbl reads “SHARPS RIFLE CO HARTFORD CONN” and at rear of bbl on top flat “CALIBRE 40” with a “70” found on lower flat on right side. 10″ forestock is retained with 2-screws and a pewter nosecap. Rifle is mounted with 2-blade adjustable rear sight that has Sharps patent markings applied. There is also a 5″ Vernier tang sight that is SNed at base “155055” to match other SNs found on frame and bbl. This gun is an honest survivor that appears to have seen use in the field though well cared for. PROVENANCE: Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Gun is very good overall with traces of finish in protected areas under forestock. Metal is gray/white overall with areas of old cleaning and pitting. Stocks are well fit and retain much of their revarnish finish with hand worn patina. There appears to be a crack repair at wrist on left side between escutcheon screw and baseplate. Rear tang sight retains orig blue finish and is better than rest of gun being a possible replacement though base is SNed to match rest of gun (tag on gun states sight was added in 1877). Mechanically gun functions with discernible rifling in bore. 4-53917 JS77 (5,000-7,000) – Lot 2184c

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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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2185a

RARE LONG RANGE SHARPS MODEL 1874 SPORTING RIFLE.

SN 157757. 40-70 Cal. Factory letter states this gun invoiced to famous long range shooter George W. Yale on July 29, 1876. It was returned December 22, 1876 by Frank Hyde at no credit. factory letter by Dr. R.L. Moore written January 14, 1973 further states “I contend that this was a company gun probably used by these men as a shooter or demonstrator. Yale and Hyde were both shooters for the Sharps Rifle Co. and both were on the winning American Centennial Rifle Team 1876. Yale was Supt of the plant in the early 1870’s and later traveled for Sharps in Europe, etc. Hyde was also a traveling agent for Sharps and was responsible for the sale of many rifles.” This gun was also listed as a model 1874 long range #2 complete with wind-gauge and spirit level front sight and extra long Vernier sight on stock. This gun does exhibit this rarely encountered front sight with level and correction for wind and 5″ Vernier sight with matching SN to sight base. Bbl is 31-1/2″ with typical markings “OLD RELIABLE” and “SHARPS RIFLE CO BRIDGEPORT CONN”. There are no external Cal. markings but “2-4/10” is stamped on right flat at breech indicating cartridge length. The bore is bright and shiny with crisp rifling. This is a fine example of a long range Sharps sporting rifle retaining much of its orig finish and configuration. PROVENANCE: Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Bbl retains strong traces of bright blue finish in protected areas around front sight and at breech with balance being a striped silver/gray with crisp bbl markings. Lock, frame,lever, baseplate and hammer are overall silver/gray with areas of case color in protected areas with crisp patent marking and SN. Long range Vernier sight retains about 60% of its bright blue finish. Stocks are sound and solid. Forestock has nice hand rubbed patina and checkering is worn where held. A pair of initials are carved on the right side of forestock. Buttstock has checkered pistol grip and fits gun well except for gap at back of tang and lock which are slightly misfit from an old glued break repair at junction of pistol grip to rest of stock at wrist. Stocks retain about 30-40% of their orig varnished finish. Hard rubber buttcap is chipped at end of pistol grip as is wood there. Mechanics are crisp and bore is crisp and bright. 4-53918 JS96 (6,000-10,000) – Lot 2185a

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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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2187

*SPECTACULAR CASED CUSTOM BUILT SHARPS MODEL 1877 LONG RANGE CREEDMOOR TARGET RIFLE.

SN NSN. Cal. 45-70. Fabulous target rifle, completely unmarked with 34″ heavy rnd bbl, a Ballard Rifle Company style spirit-level globe front sight, no provision for a rear sight and the tang is mounted with a Ballard Rifle Company style vernier sight with 5” staff. Underside of the tang sight is marked “Ballard” and three initials. Heel of the buttstock has a windage adjustable Creedmoor-style sight mount. Mounted with outstanding, highly figured, streaky European walnut with 1878 Sharps style checkered rnd forearm that has ebony tip, secured with two screws rather than the single key of the 1878 Sharps forearm. Buttstock is nearly identical to the 1877 long range Creedmoor stock with deep grip and serpentine cap with curl. It has a reproduction Sharps embossed hard rubber buttplate. Receiver, lever, lockplate & hammer are beautifully color case hardened. It is unfortunate that such a beautiful piece of work is unmarked, likely the maker will never be known. Accompanied by its orig green ballistic cloth & leather covered hard case, green felt lined and compartmented for the rifle and a cleaning rod with two empty open compartments and one covered compartment. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, appears to be new & unfired. Overall retains virtually all of its fine custom finish to both metal & wood with bright blue on the bbl and brilliant case colors elsewhere. Wood is sound with a few light handling & storage nicks & scratches. Hammer is not solid in safety notch, otherwise mechanics are crisp; brilliant shiny bore. Would make an outstanding long range target rifle or hunting rifle. Case is equally new. 4-47911 JR127 (7,500-12,500) – Lot 2187

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2188

WHITWORTH PERCUSSION TARGET RIFLE WITH ORIGINAL BOX OF SIGHTS, LOADING ROD, AND BULLET MOLD.

SN F435. Cal. .451. (.490 Groove diameter Whitworth hexagonal rifling). 36″ Tapered round bbl with “Rigby Flats” is fitted with 2-1/4″ rear sight base, engraved “Manchester Ordnance & Rifle Co”. Sight base for windage adjustable front sights has inset graduated platinum line. Top rear of bbl between sight base and top flat is engraved “Whitworth Manchester” surrounding crown under “sheaf of wheat” trademark. Bottom of bbl is stamped with Birmingham proofs for 52 bore and with SN. Nicely filed patent breech has platinum “blow-out” and is fitted with rifle type nipple. SN is on left side of hook. Plain breech iron with integral fence has matching SNed sight base installed on tang. Flat, case hardened, bar lock with tall, rounded, serpentine hammer is stamped “Joseph Brazier” “Ashes” on interior. Tumbler has detent. Lock is fitted with front sliding safety which engages at half cock. Tail of lock is engraved with “sheaf of wheat” in crown, bottom of lock with “THE WHITWORTH COMPANY LIMITED.” (1865 – 1870) Plain trigger plate has round screw escutcheon. Steel trigger guard is engraved with SN at grip. Nicely streaked, dense, dark European walnut stock measures 14-3/8″ over checkered steel buttplate. There is an oval escutcheon in front of drilled and tapped widow’s peak, which is also drilled and tapped. Stock features horn capped pistol grip, point pattern checkering with mullered borders, vacant silver oval on toe line, and large 2-3/4″ x 2″ presentation silver oval on right side of butt, which is unengraved. Forend is fitted with horn tip, with no provision for ramrod, and attaches to bbl with side nail through oval steel escutcheons. SN is in bbl channel. Red morocco leather case with burl walnut interior block, and green silk lined padding in lid, contains a complete array of sights serial numbered to this rifle, including ladder type bbl sight with patented rack and pinion elevation adjustment engraved “Patent” on top of ladder with its original mounting pin. Vernier tang sight with two different diameter interchangeable discs is engraved “THE WHITWORTH COMPANY” and “LIMITED”, with pinned-on platinum vernier on right side, and graduated for yards on left. It is serial numbered, and has its orig mounting pin. There are two front sight assemblies; one standard ring type with 4 removable apertures; another, a Goodwin base, has 3 different interchangeable blades stamped “GOODWIN 260 PATENT”. Included is orig key to interchange these blades, as well as a blued steel wrench. There are two musket type nipples with platinum lined vents also in base. Also included with rifle are an original Whitworth ebony loading rod with steel revolving hexagonal head and brass tail threaded to accept other implements, and a brass side pour mold with hollow base plug marked “No 52 S. B.” casting a .451 diameter 1-1/4″ long bullet. It was found that these round hollow based bullets shot just as well as the hexagonal type in these rifles. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains most of its orig blue under a considerable amount of overall light freckling. Lock and breech plug retain considerable amount of their orig case hardening color, but are mostly gray to brown. Trigger guard is mostly flaked to brown, as is buttplate. Stock is excellent, retaining nearly all of its orig oil finish, with numerous minor marks, and 3″ stress crack starting 3/4″ from toe of buttplate, following toe line into body of stock. A 2″ incipient crack is on right side at heel. A small chip about 3/4″ x 3/8″ is missing from lock mortise behind fence. Forend tip has had some worm damage, which has been filled. Bore is excellent, bright and shiny, with a small area of light pitting 6″ back from muzzle. Lock is crisp. Safety works. Sight case leather has some minor scuffs and marks, but is generally fine. Interior cloth is good, marked from contact with sights, etc. Sights themselves are very fine, retaining most of their orig finish. Wrench appears to be modern replacement. Loading rod is fine, steel head showing some pitting. Mold shows some old cleaning with some denting at base, but is generally fine. It is very unusual to find a complete set of sights, even more so when still paired with their orig rifle. 4-51930 MGM85 (9,500-14,500) – Lot 2188

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2188a

OIL PAINTING BY PERCIVAL LEONARD ROSSEAU (American, 1859-1937) “POINTERS JIMMIE DE K & PETERS CARROT ON QUAIL.”.

Outstanding framed oil on canvas painting depicts two dogs on point in a slight hillside landscape. The lead dog centered in the painting having large brown patches against a white coat. He stands still in pointing position looking left to right while another dog follows his lead. The foreground grass field leads to a background of a slight hillside with trees and colorful bushes. Signed lower left “Rosseau 1923.” Housed in a period gilt decorated frame. On reverse is an Arthur Ackermann & Son, Inc label which is attached to both the stretcher and frame. The label has type written artist and title. Also on reverse is an inset light board supporting the canvas which also has the artist and title. Percival Rosseau was born in 1859 in Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana. His training was at the Academie Julian in Paris, France starting in 1894 where he worked under Jules Lefebvre, Charles Herrmann-Leon and Tony Robert-Fleury. It was in the Paris salon that he initiated his start in painting sporting dogs and won much acclaim. Although he remained in France until 1915, he made several trips back to the United States to exhibit and fulfill commissions. With the onset of the first World War, he returned to the United States permanently and settled in Old Lyme Connecticut where he became part of the Old Lyme artists’ colony. It was at this time that he spent time at the estates of his wealthy patrons who invited him to shoot and paint on their properties; among these was Percy Rockefeller who lent Rosseau his dogs for use as models and even went to the extent of building a studio for him to use during the cold weather months at Overhills, his private hunting club in Fayetteville NC. Over the years Rosseau’s paintings would be made into fabulous sporting prints and collected by the general public. Arthur Ackermann & Sons was a very prestigious firm based in London and New York and considered to be one of the oldest art dealers in London. They were best known for the publication and selling of sporting prints as well as dealing in the original paintings. This painting was copyrighted by the firm in 1925. SIZE: 20″ x 32″ Overall including frame 23-1/2″ x 36″ PROVENANCE: Purchased from W.E. Browne & Co. (a copy of the invoice included dated 8-7-72) of Atlanta Georgia by Mr. Jack Adair who was with his wife personal friends of Robert Woodruff (Coca-Cola founder). Both men were members of the Augusta National Golf Club. The Adairs were guests at Mr. Woodruff’s plantation “Ichauway” in South Georgia where they enjoyed quail hunting. It is thought that through this connection and their love of sport shooting, that inspired the Adairs to buy this painting. After Jack’s death in 1974 the painting was inherited by Marisa Adair, who married Mr. Calvin R Allen, who inherited the painting when Marisa died in 1998, and they are coming to the market as part of his estate. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. 4-53769 WAG (20,000-40,000) – Lot 2188a

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2188b

OIL ON CANVAS PAINTING BY PERCIVAL LEONARD ROSSEAU (American, 1859-1937) “SETTERS ON HILLTOP NED & BOB.”.

Outstanding framed oil on canvas painting depicts two dogs on point in a grass covered hilltop landscape. The lead dog centered in the painting having flowing white coat. He stands still in pointing position looking right to left while another dog with white coat and black patches follows his lead. The foreground grass field leads to a background of a slight hillside with trees and colorful bushes. Signed lower right “Rosseau 1923.” Housed in a period gilt decorated frame. On reverse is an Arthur Ackermann & Son, Inc label which is attached to both the stretcher and frame. The label has type written artist and title. Also on reverse is an inset light board supporting the canvas which also has the artist and title. Percival Rosseau was born in 1859 in Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana. His training was at the Academie Julian in Paris, France starting in 1894 where he worked under Jules Lefebvre, Charles Herrmann-Leon and Tony Robert-Fleury. It was in the Paris salon that he initiated his start in painting sporting dogs and won much acclaim. Although he remained in France until 1915, he made several trips back to the United States to exhibit and fulfill commissions. With the onset of the first World War, he returned to the United States permanently and settled in Old Lyme Connecticut where he became part of the Old Lyme artists’ colony. It was at this time that he spent time at the estates of his wealthy patrons who invited him to shoot and paint on their properties; among these was Percy Rockefeller who lent Rosseau his dogs for use as models and even went to the extent of building a studio for him to use during the cold weather months at Overhills, his private hunting club in Fayetteville NC. Over the years Rosseau’s paintings would be made into fabulous sporting prints and collected by the general public. Arthur Ackermann & Sons was a very prestigious firm based in London and New York and considered to be one of the oldest art dealers in London. They were best known for the publication and selling of sporting prints as well as dealing in the original paintings. This painting was copyrighted by the firm in 1925. SIZE: 20″ x 32″ Overall including frame 23-1/2″ x 36″ PROVENANCE: Purchased from W.E. Browne & Co. (a copy of the invoice included dated 8-7-72) of Atlanta Georgia by Mr. Jack Adair who was with his wife personal friends of Robert Woodruff (Coca-Cola founder). Both men were members of the Augusta National Golf Club. The Adairs were guests at Mr. Woodruff’s plantation “Ichauway” in South Georgia where they enjoyed quail hunting. It is thought that through this connection and their love of sport shooting, that inspired the Adairs to buy this painting. After Jack’s death in 1974 the painting was inherited by Marisa Adair, who married Mr. Calvin R Allen, who inherited the painting when Marisa died in 1998, and they are coming to the market as part of his estate. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. 4-53770 WAG (20,000-40,000) – Lot 2188b

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2189

*EXCEPTIONALLY RARE AND SUBLIME BOSS .410 OVER-UNDER, SIDELOCK EJECTOR, SINGLE TRIGGER GAME GUN WITH CASE.

SN 8855. (1952) Cal. .410. 3″ Chambers. 26″ Demi-bloc barrels are engraved “Boss & Co 41 Albemarle Street. Piccadilly. London. W.” on left side of top bbl, which is mounted with flat, matted, solid rib sporting Bradley red beads. Right side is stamped with London nitro proofs for 3″ chambers. Bbl flat is stamped with matching proofs. SN is on bottom of bottom bbl. Diminutive Boss low profile O/U action is fitted with back action sidelocks and incomparable Boss single trigger. Case hardened action is nicely filed and engraved in classic Boss house style of medium scroll and 14 rose bouquets. “Boss & Co” is on the front of each lockplate, and “Patent 3307-1909” (O/U gun) is engraved on each side of action. Single beaded trigger guard is scroll engraved and has another rose bouquet on small bow. SN is at grip. Beautifully marbled and elegantly flame figured European walnut straight grip buttstock has negative camber along toe line giving racy look. Butt is checkered and flanked by engraved steel heel and toe plates. Other features include classic drop points, point pattern checkering with mullered borders, and the initial “P” inlaid in gold on toe line. Small forend housing Boss’s unique ejector system, matches wood and checkering of butt, and has Anson type release. Bottom rear of iron is engraved “Boss’s Patent 3308-1909″ (ejector system). Bore diameter at muzzles: top -.398, bottom -.399. Minimum wall thickness: top-.032, bottom -.030. Drop at heel: 2-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 4 lbs. 15 oz. LOP: 14-1/2”. This lovely creation comes with its original leather case with stitched leather corners. Case is lined in scarlet cloth. Paper Boss label in lid has Dover Street address crossed out and Albemarle Street address stamped in. A second label gives instructions regarding ejectors. Case contains a pair of brass snap caps marked “Parker” “Made in England”, an H & H marked round oil bottle, and a 2-pc oak and brass cleaning rod, with mop, jag, Turk’s head, and lead remover in brown leather wallet. A horn handled small turnscrew and key are in covered compartment with brass knob. Accompanied by a copy of the original Boss ledger page for this gun order 12th May,1952 with specifications as observed. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine, as found, near new, showing scant evidence of handling and firing, with only a few very light handling marks on bbls. Nearly all damascening marks are on breech ends. Action retains nearly all of its orig case hardening color with slight silvering evident on beads, and on sharpest edges. Breech faces show only a hint of firing halos. Safety button retains over 60% orig bright blue, as do hinge pin covers. Trigger guard and top lever show only the slightest of silvering. Stocks retain essentially all of their lovely rubbed oil finish, with only a few minor pings and marks. Checkering shows only a hint of wear. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are strong and in time. Trigger works flawlessly. Case leather is excellent with only a few very minor marks. Straps and handle are very fine. Interior cloth is excellent with only a few slight rubs. Leather action guard shows some scuffs. Labels are slightly soiled and foxed. Accessories are fine. As well as being in an extraordinary state of preservation, this exceptional wand is also extremely rare. Dr. Ronald S. Gabriel in his book AMERICAN AND BRITISH .410 SHOTGUNS relates that he has studied the Boss records, and found only five .410 O/U’s before SN 10000. He further states that the 5th found was SN 10000 commissioned by an American dealer. A unique opportunity to own one of the finest and rarest British shotguns in existence. 4-51601 MGM76 (100,000-200,000) – Lot 2189

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2190

*TRULY EXCEPTIONAL, HIGH CONDITION BOSS .410 GAUGE SIDE BY SIDE, SIDELOCK EJECTOR, SINGLE TRIGGER GAME GUN WITH CASE.

SN 9067. (1954) Cal. .410. 3″ Chambers. 26″ Chopper lump bbls are engraved “Boss & Co” “41 Albemarle Street Piccadilly London.” “Made in England” on tops, either side of slightly raised, flat, matted rib, fitted with two red Bradley beads. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 3″ chambers. SNs are on bottoms of bbls. Nicely filed, diminutive, case hardened action is fitted with front action sidelocks, also exquisitely scaled down, and in perfect proportion with action. Action features non-automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), (factory records instruct “remove safety wire and attach to gun (“wire” or rod is in case)), gold band tumbler end cocking indicators, as well as Boss’s superb single trigger. Engraving is in typical Boss house style with 17 rose bouquets surrounded by small scroll. Scroll engraved, small bow, single beaded trigger guard has SN at grip. Exceptional, strikingly flame figured, nicely marbled European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over checkered wood butt, with engraved steel heel and toe plates. Stock features classic drop points, point pattern checkering with mullered borders, and an individual gold initial “P” inlet into toe line, which is beautifully swept with approx 1/4″ negative camber. Slim beavertail forend with Anson release is fitted with Boss’s highly regarded ejector system which lifts cartridges well clear of breech ends of bbls when acting as extractors. Bore diameter at muzzles: left-.401, right -.403. Minimum wall thickness: left -.042, right -.038. Drop at heel: 2-9/16″, drop at comb: 1-5/16″. Weight: 4 lbs. 15 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. Fine quality toe under leather case with stitched leather corners. Case has leather trimmed canvas outer cover with central medallion. Interior is lined in burgundy cloth, and has small paper Boss Albemarle Street label on lid. Case contains 2-pc brass and walnut cleaning rod with mop, jag, and Turk’s head, unmarked round oil bottle, pincher type broken case extractor, small horn handled turnscrew, pair of A & F marked snap caps, and envelope containing and marked for “Safety rod for .410 gun”. Also included are two Abercrombie & Fitch hang tags with information for this gun. PROVENANCE: Copy of factory records confirming all specifications and stock shaping. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine, near new, showing only exceptionally light evidence of firing and use, with only the faintest of handling marks on bbls. Damascening on breech ends is exceptionally fine. Action has only a hint of silvering on beads. Breech faces show only slight extractor wipe marks. Trigger guard retains essentially all of its orig blue. Top lever has only a hint of silvering on thumbpiece. Lock pins show essentially all of their bright polish and temper blue. Stocks retain nearly all of their orig rubbed oil finish with a few light handling marks. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Trigger works. Ejectors are strong and in time. Case leather is very fine with a number of scuffs and marks. Handle is fine. Outer cover has some rubs and scuffs. Interior cloth shows some soiling and compressions. Label is very fine, slightly foxed. Partitions are tight, but show some re-working in action area. Accessories are excellent. This exquisite and dainty little gun is in an extraordinary state of preservation, and is also exceptionally rare. Dr. Ronald S. Gabriel in AMERICAN AND BRITISH .410 SHOTGUNS relates “In a conversation in 1982 with Boss’s ancient and retired barrel maker, Jack Rennie, he told me that the firm had made “perhaps” 13 .410s – 10 side by sides and “3 or 4″ over under .410s” An exceptional, perfectly proportioned, great handling small bore British classic in a condition worthy of the finest collection. 4-51288 MGM77 (100,000-200,000) – Lot 2190

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2191
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*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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2192

*VERY FINE HIGH CONDITION BOSS SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN WITH CASE.

SN 9197. (ca 1959) Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 28″ Chopper lump bbls with slightly raised, flat, matted rib, are engraved “Boss & Co” and “13/14. Cork Street. London. W. 1.” on tops. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. Left flat is stamped with importers name and address (Tate Gunmakers). SN is on bottoms of bbls. “Made in England” is engraved on bottom rib in front of loop. Case hardened sidelock action has nicely filed beads and is stocked to the fences. It features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), gold band tumbler end cocking indicators, and double triggers. Action and lockplates are engraved with Boss house style rose and scroll incorporating 20 rose bouquets. “Boss & Co” is on the front of each lockplate, and “Boss’s Patent” and “No 22894″ (referring to single trigger patent) is on trigger plate even though the gun is fitted with double triggers. Top lever and single beaded trigger guard are blued as well as scroll engraved. SN is in shaded relief at grip. Nicely streaked European walnut round knob pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/2” over checkered wood butt and features classic drop points, point pattern checkering with mullered borders, and a gold oval on toe line engraved with monogram “SM”. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left-.731, right -.734. Bore restrictions: left -.034 (full), right -.028 (Mod). Minimum wall thickness: left -.024, right -.024. Drop at heel: 2-9/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs. 11 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. Nice quality English leather case with stitched leather corners has zippered leather trimmed canvas outer cover. Case is lined in burgundy cloth, has Boss Cork Street paper label in lid, and contains 2-pc rosewood and brass cleaning rod, with brush and jag, a Hawksley chamber brush, two Boss marked snap caps, and an unmarked round oil bottle. Also included is a box of Parker Hale cleaning patches, straps for case, and two keys. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine. Bbls retain nearly all of their orig blue with only slight silvering on sharp edges and a few minor marks. Action shows only slight silvering to beads, and on sharp edges of fences. Top lever is slightly silvered at thumbpiece. Trigger guard is silvered on bead, slightly at grip, and with some loss to blue on bow from flaking. Rear portion of safety is silvered from thumb wear. Sharp edges of forend iron are also silvered. Stocks retain nearly all of their orig hand rubbed oil finish with a few minor marks and one or two deeper pings. Screw slots are excellent, as is checkering. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are strong and in time. Case leather is excellent, as protected by its canvas outer cover, which has some rubs and scuffs. Zipper works fine. Interior cloth is excellent with some minor rubs and soiling. Label is clean and bright. Accessories are very fine. Simply a lovely gun. 4-51326 MGM95 (35,000-55,000) – Lot 2192

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2193

*FINELY REFURBISHED BOSS SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN, NUMBER 1 OF A PAIR.

SN 4451/4551. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 25″ Dovetailed bbls are engraved “New Barrels By Churchill (Gunmakers) London.” on concave game rib. “1” is gold inlaid at rear of bbls, on top lever, and on forend tip. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. SN “4551” is engraved on the bottom of each bbl, and stamped on loop. (Water table is stamped “4451” and was undoubtedly a mistake by the Boss factory when these guns were originally made and sold as a trio. Because of this disparity the guns are now being sold separately. What is obviously intended to be the correct number “4551” is engraved in relief on trigger guard at grip, and stamped on interiors of forend iron and lockplates.) Case hardened square backed sidelock action features automatic safety, gold band tumbler end cocking indicators, and double triggers. Action is engraved in Boss house style with exceptionally well cut small scroll surrounding 18 rose bouquets, most likely executed by noted engraver to the trade, Jack Sumner. “BOSS’S PATENT” is on each side of action, and “Boss & Co” is in scrolled riband at front of each lockplate. Nicely streaked and lightly figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 15-1/4″ over checkered wood butt, and features drop points, point pattern checkering with mullered borders, and a vacant gold oval on toe line. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left-.729, right -.729. Bore restrictions: left -.023 (Mod), right -.007 (IC). Minimum wall thickness: left -.032, right -.033. Drop at heel: 2-3/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs. 9 oz. LOP: 15-1/4″. CONDITION: Excellent, near new, as completely refurbished by Churchill, with beautifully struck new bbls and London “best” buttstock and forend. Action re-hardened, most likely by St. Ledger, and gun retains essentially all of those finishes, with only a few very light handling marks on wood and metal. Bores are excellent. Mechanically crisp. Ejectors are perfectly timed. 4-51430 MGM78 (12,500-17,500) – Lot 2193

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2194

*FINELY REFURBISHED BOSS SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN, NUMBER 2 OF A PAIR.

SN 4552. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 25″ Dovetailed bbls are engraved “New Barrels By Churchill (Gunmakers) London.” on concave game rib. “2” is gold inlaid at rear of bbls, on top lever, and on forend tip. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. SN “4552” is engraved on the bottom of each bbl, and stamped on loop. Case hardened, square backed, sidelock action features automatic safety, gold band tumbler end cocking indicators, and double triggers. Action is engraved in Boss house style with exceptionally well cut small scroll surrounding 18 rose bouquets, most likely executed by noted engraver to the trade, Jack Sumner. “BOSS’S PATENT” is on each side of action, and “Boss & Co” is in scrolled riband at front of each lockplate. Blued top lever and trigger guard are scroll engraved. SN is relief engraved at grip. Nicely streaked and lightly figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 15-1/4″ over checkered wood butt, and features drop points, point pattern checkering with mullered borders, and a vacant gold oval on toe line. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left-.728, right -.728. Bore restrictions: left -.024 (Mod), right -.008 (IC). Minimum wall thickness: left -.037, right -.035. Drop at heel: 2-5/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs. 9 oz. LOP: 15-1/4″. CONDITION: Excellent, near new, as completely refurbished by Churchill, with beautifully struck new bbls and London “best” buttstock and forend. Action re-hardened, most likely by St. Ledger. Gun retains essentially all of those finishes, with only a few very light handling marks on wood and metal. Bores are excellent. Mechanically crisp. Ejectors are perfectly timed. An unusual opportunity to own and shoot a pair of Boss guns, beautifully updated and ready for the next hundred years. 4-51430-1 MGM79 (12,500-17,500) – Lot 2194

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2195

*UNUSUAL PLAIN FINISH BOSS SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN.

SN 7004. (ca 1923) Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 28″ Bbls sleeved into chopper lump breech section, are engraved “Boss & Co, London. W.” on narrow game rib. Bbl flats are stamped with orig London proofs, 1972 Birmingham proofs for 2-1/2″ chambers (also on sleeving tubes), and subsequent 1984 London re-proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. Case hardened action is stamped with Boss SN on water table, along with London and Birmingham proofs, and features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), gold line tumbler end cocking indicators, and double triggers. Action is engraved with geometric and light scroll borders with a few small sprigs of scroll around lock pin and tumbler holes on lockplates, which are also engraved “Boss & Co” in scrolled ribands. Locks have atypical pin placement, of a type normally seen on Holland & Holland locks. (Factory records indicate that this was one of five guns delivered “in the white”, (SNs 7001 – 7005) made for Nobel Industries Ltd. most likely to be used in cartridge testing.) Ejector system is typical Boss, lifting cartridges well clear of breeches when acting as extractors. Top lever and trigger guard are blued. SN is at grip. Nicely fiddle figured, lightly streaked European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-7/8″ over thin dark brown leather covered pad. Classic Boss drop points are behind lockplates, and point pattern checkering with mullered borders is at grip. A vacant silver oval is on toe line, along with stamped no. “93/385″. (Most likely a Nobel Industries inventory number.) Bore diameter: left-.728, right -.728. Bore restrictions: left -.024 (Mod), right -.011 (IC). Minimum wall thickness: left -.032, right -.033. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-9/16″. Weight: 6 lbs. 9 oz. LOP: 14-7/8”. PROVENANCE: Factory ledger page stating that 5 guns were ordered Dec. 16, 1922 and emails from Boss gun room manager regarding the history of this gun, with factory letter with info regarding Nobel Industries and bbl estimate (1988). Consignor’s notes regarding work done to gun. CONDITION: Excellent, as refurbished. Bbls retain nearly all of a fine London re-black, most likely done at time of sleeving. Sleeving job is excellent with nicely struck tubes and almost imperceptible joint. Action retains over 90% of a dark re-color hardening, silvered mostly on beads, and slightly around bottom. Engraving re-cut. Stocks retain most of an old oil finish, possibly orig, with numerous light marks, dents and scratches. Checkering is lightly worn and dirty, and there are a few missing diamonds, mostly on right side of grip. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Bbls are off face. Ejectors are slightly out of time. Gold band is missing from left tumbler end. An interesting Boss that handles and balances well. 4-53665 MGM267 (7,500-12,500) – Lot 2195

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2196

*EXQUISITE CASED PAIR OF 28 GAUGE EXTRA FINISH HOLLAND & HOLLAND ROYAL DELUXE SINGLE TRIGGER GAME GUNS WITH FINE GAME SCENES BY W.P. (BILL) SINCLAIR.

SN 40592/ 40593. Cal. 28 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 27″ Chopper lump bbls with narrow game ribs are engraved “Holland & Holland.” and “33, Bruton Street, London.” on tops. Guns are made as a pair and the numerals “1” or “2”, for each gun respectively, are gold inlaid on rear portion of ribs, top levers, and forend tips. Bbl flats are stamped with 1981 London proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SNs, and each bbl set is fitted with Holland & Holland self opening assist spring. Coin finished small sidelock actions feature automatic safeties (SAFE inlaid in gold), gold line tumbler end cocking indicators, single non-selective triggers, and H & H style hand detachable locks. (Bridles scroll engraved) Actions are engraved with well cut large shaded scrolled acanthus at nearly full coverage framing Bulino vignettes of flushing pheasants against clouded skies on bottoms. Lockplates have matching scroll on front portions. Rear portions are engraved with exceptionally well done, intricately detailed Bulino scenes of red grouse and red leg partridge in various quiet poses. Gun no. “1” has group of four grouse perched on rocks looking over hillside on left lockplate; with four partridge on right, two flying, two standing on open moor. Gun no. “2” has three grouse on left, again on hillside, one preening with lifted wing; right lockplate depicts a covey of partridge, three standing in lee of a banking, and one dusting. These fine lockplate scenes have engravers initials “WPS” at bottoms; engraver’s full signature, W. P. Sinclair, is on each trigger plate. (Bill Sinclair worked in the firearms industry in Great Britain until he tried engraving in 1971, with the encouragement of Ken Hunt. In 1978 he took up the work full time.) Single beaded small bow trigger guards depict flying grouse on bow. SNs are on bands across acanthus scroll on tangs. Well matched, dramatically marbled, and lightly figured European walnut straight grip buttstocks measure 14-1/2″ over checkered wood butts, and feature diamond hands, drop points, point pattern checkering with mullered borders, and inlet composition circles further inlaid with individual initials “CRA” on toe lines. Matching splinter ejector forends have Anson releases. Gun no. “1”: Bore diameter: left-.548, right -.550. Bore restrictions: left -.010 (Mod), right -.008 (IC). Minimum wall thickness: left -.025, right -.022. Drop at heel: 2-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 5 lbs. 8 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. Gun no. “2”: Bore diameter: left-.548, right -.549. Bore restrictions: left -.009 (Lt Mod), right -.007 (IC). Minimum wall thickness: left -.030, right -.025. Drop at heel: 2-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-1/2. Weight: 5 lbs. 8 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. Brown leather double motor case with stitched leather corners is embossed “C.R.A.” on top. Interior is lined in dark green cloth, with black leather gold embossed H&H label in lid, and contains 2-pc walnut and brass cleaning rod with mop, brush, and jag, H&H marked round oil bottle, pair of snap caps, and a striker bottle with spare strikers. Also there is an empty tin of H&H Rangoon oil, a pull through cleaning kit in black plastic wallet, and some cleaning patches. CONDITION: Excellent, with evidence of only light field use, and a few minor marks and scratches on bbls, mostly on gun no. “2”. Coin finish of action shows some darkening. Stocks have some light marks in their orig finish, again gun “2” has seen more use and has some considerable marks at rear of lockplates. Bores are excellent. Mechanically crisp. Case is excellent, with a few light marks on exterior leather. Interior is excellent, as are accessories, most still wrapped in tissue. 4-50453 MGM285 (75,000-125,000) – Lot 2196

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2197

*EXCEPTIONAL HOLLAND & HOLLAND ROYAL BREVIS 20 GA. EJECTOR GAME GUN WITH CASE.

SN 31828. Cal. 20 ga. 2-1/2″ Chambers. 26-1/2″ Chopper lump bbls (The classic Brevis length) with concave game rib, are engraved “Holland & Holland” and “98 New Bond Street, London.” on tops. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 7/8 oz shot and 2-1/2″. Bbls are fitted with H & H patent self-opening assist spring. Small sized, case hardened, Royal action features automatic safety, double triggers, gold band tumbler end cocking indicators, and H & H patent hand detachable locks. Action and lockplates are engraved in Holland house style with large shaded scroll and acanthus highlights. “Holland & Holland” is in arched field in scroll terminated device on center of each lockplate. Bottom of action is engraved “ROYAL” “SELF-OPENER” “PATENT 1922”. Top lever is engraved “ROYAL EJECTOR”. Single beaded trigger guard is engraved with open scroll and SN at grip. Lightly figured and marbled European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over checkered wood butt, and features diamond hand, drop points, flat top point pattern checkering with mullered borders, and gold oval on toe line engraved “L. C. C.” Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left-.617, right -.617. Bore restrictions: left -.012 (Lt Mod), right -.010 (IC). Wall thickness: left -.020, right -.022. Drop at heel: 2-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 5 lbs. 6 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. Leather case embossed “L. C. C.” on top has single brass latch. Case is lined in burgundy cloth and contains 2-pc rosewood and brass cleaning rod, pair of 20 ga. snap caps, bone striker bottle marked with SN and containing spare strikers, tube of “American Gun Grease”, brush, “Perfect Pocket Oiler”, and a Holland and Holland marked round pewter oil bottle. CONDITION: Excellent, as found. Bbl retains nearly all of a re-black over some scattered nicks and light frosting, engraving left sharp. Action and lockplates retain 70 – 90% orig case hardening color, difficult to determine due to considerable accumulation of hardened oil and grime. Stocks retain nearly all of their orig rubbed oil finish with normal handling wear and marks commensurate with remainder of gun. Checkering is slightly worn with some spots of discoloration. Case is poor, leather darkened, rubbed, and corners separating. Straps are fair, one is broken. Handle is missing. Interior cloth of lid and label missing. Cloth of bottom portion shows insect damage and considerable mildew. Accessories are fine. An exceptional “golden age” small bore Royal in need of a good cleaning. 4-49581 MGM34 (20,000-30,000) – Lot 2197

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2198

*HOLLAND & HOLLAND ROYAL BREVIS SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR SINGLE TRIGGER BUILT FOR HONORABLE R. SEMPLE (BOB THE RANTER, AKA FIGHTING BOB) WITH ORIGINAL CASE.

SN 33388. (1938) Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 26″ Chopper lump bbls with narrow, flat, file cut rib are engraved “Holland & Holland” “Royal Brevis” and “98. New Bond Street, London.” on tops. Bbl flats are stamped with pre-war London nitro proofs for 2-1/2″ chambers, and 1999 London re-proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers at 850 bar. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SNs, and are fitted with H & H patent self-opening assist spring. Classic Royal sidelock action features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), gold band tumbler end cocking indicators, detachable lock pin, and Holland’s fine non-selective single trigger. Action and lockplates are engraved with Holland’s signature large shaded acanthus scroll, with “Holland & Holland” in arched device on each lockplate. Bottom of action is engraved “ROYAL” “SELF OPENER” “PATENT” “1922”. Trigger plate is engraved “HOLLAND’S SINGLE TRIGGER”. Single beaded trigger guard, with small bow, is engraved with matching scroll and with SN at grip. Nicely marbled European walnut round knob semi-pistol grip buttstock measures 13-7/8″ over black leather covered pad, and features standard point pattern checkering with mullered borders, drop points, and vacant gold oval. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left -.733, right -.736. Bore restrictions: left -.038 (full), right -.028 (I mod). Wall thickness: left -.027, right -.025. Drop at heel: 3″, drop at comb: 1-3/4″. Weight: 6 lbs 5 oz. LOP: 13-7/8″. Original makers leather case is embossed in gold “HON. R. SEMPLE” on top. Case is lined in burgundy cloth, and has gold embossed black leather H & H label and charge card for this particular gun in lid. Case contains a mixture of old and new accessories including Holland & Holland marked new square oil bottle, and old pair of horn bodied snap caps. Also included are a pair of high quality walnut handled turnscrews. Brush, mop, and Turks head are in compartment with brass knobbed cover, and ebony and brass cleaning rod is in bbl compartment. PROVENANCE: Biography of Robert Semple (Bob the Ranter), trade unionist and politician, who was born in New South Wales, Australia, and took up residence in New Zealand in the early 1900’s. He was one of the most colorful leaders of the New Zealand labour movement in the early 20th century. Copy of factory ledger page. CONDITION: Excellent, as refurbished. Bbls retain essentially all of a London quality rust blue over some light pits and marks. Action is mostly silver gray with some traces of faded color where protected. Stocks retain nearly all of an excellent new oil finish over some dark marks, checkering competently re-cut. Edges of forend have some small chips, and have a 1″ x 1/4″ repair toward tip on left. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny throughout. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are strong and in time. Single trigger works. Case leather is slightly darkened, and has numerous rubs and scuffs on edges. Gold of embossed letters thinning. Straps and handle appear to be original and good. Interior cloth is considerably soiled and marked. Label shows some thin spots. Charge card is considerably foxed and soiled, and lifting at lower left corner. Cleaning rod and snap caps are good. Oil bottle and turnscrews are excellent. A fine golden age British classic. 4-51261 MGM4 (17,500-27,500) – Lot 2198

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2199

*VERY FINE HOLLAND & HOLLAND HEAVY PROOF ROYAL HAMMERLESS EJECTOR HEAVY GAME GUN WITH CASE.

SN 29043. (1914) Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. This special Holland Royal, made with hidden third fastener, side clips, and hinged front trigger, was listed in contemporary catalogs as a “special pigeon or waterfowl gun”. These guns also normally had matted, flat ribs. Guns with this configuration by Holland & Holland are quite unusual. This example has 30″ chopper lump bbls with low, concave, game rib, engraved “Holland & Holland.” and “98 New Bond Street, London.” on tops. Gun is one of a pair with the number “1” gold inlaid on scroll engraved portion at rear of rib, top lever, and forend tip. (Gun comes in two gun case. Charge card lists this gun and another, gun no. 29163, as a pair.) Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 1-1/4 oz shot. Robust, Royal sidelock action is stocked to the fences, and fitted with automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), aforementioned third fastener, side clips, and articulated front trigger, along with H & H patent detachable lock pin, and gold band tumbler end cocking indicators. Action and lockplates are engraved with classic H & H house style large, shaded scroll with acanthus highlights, having “Holland & Holland” engraved in scrolled device on each lockplate, and bottom of action with “Royal” “Hammerless” “Ejector”. Blued top lever is engraved “Royal Ejector”. Single beaded trigger guard with short tang is scroll engraved and has SN at grip. Well marbled and lightly fiddle figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-3/4″ over black leather faced Silver type pad, and features diamond hand, drop points, classic flat top point pattern checkering with mullered borders, and a gold oval on toe line engraved “L. C. C”. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left-.731, right -.731. Bore restrictions: left -.016 (Lt Mod), right -.010 (IC). Wall thickness: left -.023, right -.026. Drop at heel: 2-5/16″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 6 lbs. 14 oz. LOP: 14-3/4″. Makers oak and leather two gun case with brass corners and push button latch is embossed “L. C. C.” on top. Interior is lined in scarlet cloth with gold embossed black leather Holland & Holland label in lid. (Charge card is missing from lid, but provided with gun.) PROVENANCE: Charge card and section of page from H & H catalog showing areas to measure “cast off”. CONDITION: Very fine, retaining approx 90% of what appears to be orig blue on bbls, but is most likely a high quality older re-blue. Action retains a considerable amount of its orig muted case hardening color, but is mostly pewter gray. Trigger guard with traces of blue is mostly silver. Stocks retain most of what is likely orig oil finish with numerous marks and rubs from normal handling and wear. Checkering is slightly worn and dirty. There are a few minor chips missing from sharp edges of forend toward tip, and incipient 1/4″ crack behind top tang of action. Bores are excellent, smooth, bright, and shiny throughout, with one minor ping on bottom of left bbl, about 5″ back from muzzle. A hint of looseness is felt with forend off. Action feels tight with forend in place. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Case leather has splotches of darkening, slight crazing, and a number of rubs through top grain. Straps and handle are good. Interior cloth has some minor insect damage, rubs and soiling, with considerable mildew. Label is fine, with some rubs through. Charge card detached. 4-49584 MGM31 (10,000-15,000) – Lot 2199

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2200

FINELY RESTORED 20 GAUGE HOLLAND & HOLLAND DOMINION SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN.

SN 20153. (ca 1896) Cal. 20 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 28″ Dovetailed bbls are engraved “Holland & Holland 98 New Bond Street London.” on sunken game rib. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs and Birmingham re-proofs for 2-1/2″ chambers. Case hardened, top lever action with classic 2nd quality Holland back action locks, features automatic safety, patent gas checks, and double triggers. Action and lockplates are engraved with scroll borders. “Holland & Holland” is on each lockplate. SN is on trigger guard tang. Lightly marbled European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over black Decelerator pad over 5/8″ black composition lengthening pieces. Point pattern checkering with mullered borders is at grip, and a vacant silver oval is on toe line. Matching splinter ejector forend has shaped steel tip and Deeley release. Bore diameter: left-.629, right -.631. Bore restrictions: left -.012 (Mod), right -.004 (IC). Minimum wall thickness: left -.030, right -.026. Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 5 lbs. 12 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. PROVENANCE: August ’04 invoice from Doug Turnbull Restoration, listing work performed and cost totaling almost $3500.00. Work included re-cutting engraving, as well as new finishes. Also included is a reproduction H & H label. CONDITION: Excellent, as restored by Kirk Merrington and Doug Turnbull. Bbls retain over 90% of a London quality re-blue, thinning from normal hand wear above forend. Action and lockplates retain approx 90% of an attractive re-color hardening, silvered and thinning somewhat from normal handling, mostly around bottom of action. Stocks retain nearly all of a hand rubbed oil finish, checkering re-cut. Bores are excellent, but with some minor light pits, mostly in right bbl. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are strong and in time. A light and lively small bore with a great look and feel. 4-51424 MGM75 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2200

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2201

*SCARCE PAIR OF 16 GAUGE PURDEY SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME GUNS WITH ORIGINAL CASE.

SN 19581/ 19582. (1909) Cal. 16 ga. 2-1/2″ Chambers. 30″ Chopper lump bbls are engraved “J. Purdey & Sons, Audley House, South Audley Street. London. Made of Sir Joseph Whitworth’s Fluid Pressed Steel” on slightly raised, narrow, concave game ribs. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 1 oz of shot. Bottoms of bbls are stamped “CHOKE” and with SNs. Bottoms of left bbls are stamped with noted Purdey bbl makers initials “SS” (Sam Simons). Tube nos. 39942 and 39943 are on gun no. “1”, and 39944 and 39945 are on gun no. “2”. Guns were built as a pair, and engraved “1” and “2” on rear portions of ribs, top levers, and interiors of forend irons. They are also stamped “1” or “2” on webs between lump holes on water tables. Typical case hardened Beesley patent self-opening actions feature automatic safeties (SAFE inlaid in gold), engraved arrow head tumbler end cocking indicators, bushed strikers, and double triggers. Actions are engraved in typical Purdey house style rose and scroll. “J. Purdey & Sons” is on each lockplate, and on bottoms of actions over “London”. Blued top levers and trigger guards are scroll engraved . SNs are at grips. Well matched, nicely marbled and lightly figured European walnut straight grip buttstocks measure 14-1/2″ over dark brown leather covered pads, and feature classic drop points, point pattern checkering with mullered borders at grips, and silver ovals engraved with monogram “BCH” on toe line. Matching splinter ejector forends have Anson releases. Both are marked with long time Purdey actioners initials “F.H” (Fred Hughes. In 1912, he and Sam Simons were two of the highest paid craftsmen at Purdeys). Gun no. “1”: Bore diameter: left-.663, right -.662. Bore restrictions: left -.007 (IC), right -.006 (IC). Minimum wall thickness: left -.036, right -.035. Drop at heel: 2-3/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs. 6 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. Gun no. “2”: Bore diameter: left-.662, right -.663. Bore restrictions: left -.011 (Lt. mod), right -.004 (IC). Minimum wall thickness: left -.035, right -.034. Drop at heel: 2-1/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs. 5 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. Orig oak and leather two gun case with brass corners and circular central medallion, is lined in scarlet cloth and has small paper Purdey label in lid along with charge card for this particular pair of guns. Case contains 2-pc brass and walnut cleaning rod with mop and jag, unmarked round oil bottle, bone striker case with three spare strikers, and an ebonized handled striker key. Under one covered compartment is a black morocco wallet containing a pull through cleaning kit. PROVENANCE: Copy of Purdey letter indicating this pair was completed in Oct. 1909. CONDITION: Fine, as correctly maintained and partially refinished. Bbls retain over 95% London quality re-black, lettering on rib thinned (considerably thinned on gun no. “2”). Actions have traces of orig case hardening color where protected, with a hint of color on lockplates, but are mostly a pleasing silver to pewter gray. New blue of top levers and trigger guards is slightly silvered. Stocks retain most of what appears to be an old factory refinish with numerous scratches, marks, and small dings. Re-cut checkering is slightly worn. Bores are excellent, with some slight frosting. Actions are tight. Bbls are on face. Drop on gun “1” is a bit worn with forend iron touching action. Ejectors are strong and in time on both guns. Case leather is considerably darkened with numerous marks, scuffs, and abrasions. New handle and straps are very fine. Interior cloth is fine, with a number of marks, rubs, and compressions from contact with guns. Partitions are fine. Accessories are fine. A solid pair of dynamic small bore guns with long bbls, great dimensions, and good measurements. 4-53558 MGM124 (32,500-42,500) – Lot 2201

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2202

*CASED PAIR OF ROUND ACTION JAMES PURDEY SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME GUNS.

SN 20521/ 20522. (1912) Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 30″ Chopper lump bbls are engraved “James Purdey & Sons, Audley House, South Audley Street. London.” and “Made of Sir Joseph Whitworth’s FLUID PRESSED STEEL” on swamped narrow concave ribs. Rear portions of ribs are engraved “1” and “2” respectively, matching numbers on top levers and forend irons. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 1-1/8 oz of shot. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SNs and bottoms of left bbls are stamped with barrel makers initials “HT” (Tombs ?). Tube nos. 44484 and 44485 are on loop of gun no. “1”, and 44698 and 44699 are on loop of gun no. “2”. Beesley patent self-opening actions with rounded bars feature automatic safeties (SAFE inlaid in gold), bushed strikers, raised rib tumbler end cocking indicators, and double triggers. Action is engraved in typical Purdey house style rose and scroll. “J. Purdey & Sons” is on each lockplate, and also on bottoms of actions over “London”. Scroll engraved trigger guards have SNs at grips. Well marbled and lightly fiddle figured European walnut straight grip buttstocks measure 14-1/2″ over checkered wood butts. Classic drop points and point pattern checkering are at grips, and silver ovals on toe lines are engraved “CH” on gun no. “2” and “ZH” on gun no. “1”. Matching splinter ejector forends with Anson releases are marked with actioner’s initials “FH” (Fred Hughes) on iron of gun no. “1” and “S” (probably Fred Smith, actioner) on gun no.”2″. Gun no. “1”: Bore diameter: left-.740, right -.738. Bore restrictions: left -.026 (Mod), right -.006 (IC). Minimum wall thickness: left -.020, right -.022. Drop at heel: 2-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs. 8 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. Gun no. “2”: Bore diameter: left-.734, right -.734. Bore restrictions: left -.020 (Light Mod), right -.004 (IC). Minimum wall thickness: left -.024, right -.025. Drop at heel: 2-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs. 10 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. Oak and leather 2-gun case with shaped brass corners has inset leather rectangle on top of lid embossed “Marquis of Tweeddale”. Interior is lined in burgundy cloth and has gold embossed black leather label on lid. Case contains 2-pc rosewood and brass cleaning rod, Purdey marked square oil bottle, turnscrews and striker key with ebonized handles, and two pairs of snap caps, one Purdey marked. CONDITION: Excellent, as completely refinished and refurbished. Bbls retain essentially all of a good London quality re-black, engraving slightly softened. Actions retain nearly all of a re-color over considerable scattered light marks and frosting, engraving somewhat washed. Buttstocks retain essentially all of a fine hand rubbed oil finish with some light marks and scratches as furnished by Master Craftsman, David Trevallion. Forend wood is original, checkering re-cut. Bores are excellent. Actions are tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Screw slots show some use. Case leather is fine with numerous marks and dents. Straps and handle are good. Renewed interior cloth is excellent, as is label. Accessories are fine. 4-50461 MGM74 (37,500-52,500) – Lot 2202

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2203

*FINE CASED PAIR OF JAMES PURDEY EXTRA FINISH SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME GUNS.

SN 26548/ 26549. (1955) Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 28″ Chopper lump bbls fitted with very narrow, rapidly tapering flat, matted ribs, are engraved “J. Purdey & Sons.” “Audley House South Audley Street. London. England.” on tops. Rear portions of ribs are gold inlaid “1” and “2”, as are top levers and forend tips. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. SNs are stamped on bottoms of bbls, and with bbl makers initials “G.W” (George Wood). Tube numbers “66059” and “66060”, and “66247” and “66248” are on loops. Typical Purdey Beesley patent self opening actions feature automatic safeties (SAFE inlaid in gold), bushed strikers, raised rib tumbler end cocking indicators, and double triggers. Actions and lockplates are engraved with large, flowing, scrolled acanthus with strap work highlights. Fences are beautifully carved in full relief oak leaves and acorns. This pattern was originated by Harry Kell, and in this case, most likely executed by his apprentice and disciple, the reknown, Ken Hunt (No signature found). This pattern is Purdey’s standard post-WWII extra finish option. “J. Purdey & Sons” is on each lockplate, and over “London” and “England” on bottom of action. Finely marbled and finely fiddle figured, well matched, European walnut straight grip buttstocks measure 15-3/4″ over checkered wood butts on 1″ factory extensions. Stocks feature typical drop points and point pattern checkering, with gold ovals engraved “O.V.A.” on toe lines. Matching splinter ejector forends with Anson releases are stamped with actioners initials “BD” (Ben Delay) on irons. Gun no. “1”: Bore diameter: left-.733, right -.732. Bore restrictions: left -.025 (Mod), right -.008 (IC). Minimum wall thickness: left -.032, right -.032. Drop at heel: 2-1/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs. 12 oz. LOP: 15-3/4″. Gun no. “2”: Bore diameter: left-.734, right -.733. Bore restrictions: left -.024 (Mod), right -.011 (IC). Minimum wall thickness: left -.032, right -.033. Drop at heel: 2-1/16″, drop at comb:1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs. 11 oz. LOP: 15-3/4″. Makers brown leather two gun motor case with leather trimmed canvas outer cover has stitched leather corners and top embossed “SHERBURN M. BECKER 620 PARK AVE. NEW YORK” on top. Interior is lined in burgundy cloth and has black leather, silver embossed Purdey label, and paper charge label with information for these particular guns, in lid. Label indicates that gun no. “1” was originally choked IC and Mod, and gun “2” was choked mod and full. Case contains 2-pc rosewood and brass cleaning rod with Turks head, brush, mop, and jag, horn handled striker key, two horn handled turnscrews, broken case extractor, Purdey marked square oil bottle, 4 snap caps (one marked Purdey, 2 marked Churchill, and 1 marked Abercrombie and Fitch), field pull-through cleaning kit in black morocco leather wallet, bone striker bottle with spare strikers, another wallet with action cleaning brushes, and 1929 instruction booklet entitled “Purdey Guns”. PROVENANCE: Copious amount of factory letters, consignors notes, orig receipts, and gun permit, all relating to stock work and fitting sessions performed with this pair of guns, also with info of their origin. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine. Bbls retain approx 95 – 98% factory blue, slightly silvered at muzzles, with a number of small marks and scratches. Actions retain approx 90% of their orig case hardening color, silvered at raised bead around breeches and on beads at bottom. Lockplates retain nearly all of their orig case hardening color. Hinge pins, lock pins, and safeties retain most of a factory temper blue. Forend irons, trigger guards and top levers have been re-blued and retain nearly all that blue, silvered on sharp edges. Stocks retain nearly all of an old oil refinish, with a number of light marks, checkering re-cut. These guns saw a Purdey factory refurbish when lengthening pieces were added and bbl work performed. Bores are excellent, brilliant throughout. Actions are tight. Bbls are on face. Drops are excellent. Ejectors are in time. Case leather is fine, with a number of marks, scuffs and some soiling. Newer outer cover is excellent. New straps and handle are very fine. Interior cloth is very fine with some rubs and soiling from contact with guns. Labels are excellent, charge label slightly foxed. Accessories are excellent. Snap caps show considerable use. A lovely pair of top drawer Purdey guns. 4-53773 MGM279 (35,000-65,000) – Lot 2203

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2204

*LOVELY JAMES PURDEY EXTRA FINISH SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN WITH ORIGINAL CASE.

SN 26638. (1957) Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 27″ Chopper lump bbls fitted with very narrow, rapidly tapering flat, matted rib, are engraved “J. Purdey & Sons.” “Audley House South Audley Street. London. England.” on tops. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. SNs are stamped on bottoms of bbls, and with bbl makers initials “G.W” (George Wood). Tube numbers “65377” and “65378” are on loop. Typical Purdey Beesley patent self opening action features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), bushed strikers, raised rib tumbler end cocking indicators, and double triggers. Action and lockplates are engraved with large, flowing, scrolled acanthus with strap work highlights in a pattern originated by Harry Kell, and in this case, most likely executed by his apprentice and disciple, the reknown, Ken Hunt. (No signature found) Fences are beautifully carved in full relief oak leaves and acorns. This pattern is Purdey’s standard post-WWII extra finish option. “J. Purdey & Sons” is in scrolled flanked device on each lockplate, and over “London” and “England” on bottom of action. Beautifully figured and lightly marbled European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-1/8″ over leather faced Silver type pad. Stock features typical drop points and point pattern checkering, with gold initials “MVB” individually inlet on toe line. (Matching embossing on case) Matching splinter ejector forend with Anson release is stamped with actioners initials “M.T” (Maurice Timbers) on iron. Bore diameter: left-.731, right -.731. Bore restrictions: left -.023 (Mod), right -.007 (IC). Minimum wall thickness: left -.033, right -.032. Drop at heel: 2-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs. 10 oz. LOP: 14-1/8″. Makers tan leather motor case with stitched leather corners is embossed “M.V.B.” on top. Interior is lined in burgundy cloth and has black leather, gold embossed Purdey label, and paper charge label with information for this particular gun, in lid. Case contains 2-pc rosewood and brass cleaning rod with Turks head, brush, mop, and jag, horn handled striker key, horn handled turnscrew (still wrapped in tissue), broken case extractor (still wrapped in tissue), Purdey marked square oil bottle, a pair of Purdey marked snap caps, field pull-through cleaning kit in black morocco leather wallet, bone striker bottle with spare strikers, and 1929 instruction booklet entitled “Purdey Guns”. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine. Bbls retain approx 95 – 98 % orig blue, slightly silvered at muzzles, with a number of small marks and scratches. Action and lockplates retain nearly all of their orig case hardening color, action silvered at raised bead around breeches, and on beads at bottom. Hinge pin, lock pins, tumbler ends, and safety retain most of their temper blue. Top lever is silvered at thumbpiece. Trigger guard retains 40% of its orig blue, silvered on edges, and at grip from normal hand wear. Stocks retain nearly all of their orig rubbed oil finish with a number of light, and a bit heavier marks, one fairly deep dent at left front of forend. Leather of pad is losing its grain. Bores are excellent, brilliant throughout, with a small dent in right bbl about 12″ back from muzzle. (easily removed) Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Drop is somewhat worn. Iron beginning to mark action. Ejectors are strong and in time. Case leather is fine, with a number of marks, scuffs and some soiling. Straps and handle are good. Interior cloth is very fine with some rubs and soiling from contact with gun. Labels are excellent, charge label slightly foxed. Accessories are excellent. A very fine ’50’s vintage gun, made by some of Purdey’s best craftsmen.   4-53772 MGM278 (20,000-30,000) – Lot 2204

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2205

*RARE, EXCEPTIONAL, NEAR NEW, EXTRA FINISH PURDEY SINGLE BARREL TRAP GUN WITH CASE.

SN 27814. (ca 1972) Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chamber. This scarce (59 produced) top-of-the-line trap gun has 32″ bbl with raised, matted, ventilated rib, fitted with two white beads. Top left of bbl is engraved “J. Purdey & Sons. Audley House. South Audley Street. London. England.” Bbl flat is stamped with London nitro proofs, and bottom of bbl with “PURDEY”, SN, and bbl maker’s initials “AH” (Alf Harvey). Tube no. “67926” is on loop. Nicely filed, case hardened, Beesley patent action fires with the left lock (right lockplate is “dummy”). There is no safety. Action is engraved with exceptionally well cut and shaded, large, scrolled acanthus with strap work highlights. Fence is relief carved with oak leaves and acorns. This extra finish pattern was often used by noted engraver, Ken Hunt, who most likely engraved this gun (no signature can be found). “J. Purdey & Sons” is on each lockplate, as well as on bottom of action where it is in an oval over “London” and “England”. Blued small bow trigger guard has matching scroll on bow, with SN on tang, which extends to horn grip cap. Lovely, well marbled, and nicely figured European walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over solid red basket-weave Pachmayr pad. Classic Purdey style drop points are behind lockplates. Point pattern checkering with mullered borders is at grip. A vacant gold oval is on toe line. Matching beavertail ejector forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: .732. Bore restriction: .041. (Full) Drop at heel: 1-7/8″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 7 lbs. 12 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. Orig maker’s leather case with stitched leather corners is lined in burgundy cloth and has black leather gold embossed Purdey label along with charge label for this particular gun, in lid. Case contains 2-pc brass and walnut cleaning rod with mop and brush in black vinyl wallet, with Purdey marked snap cap and square oil bottle, along with case straps. Spare firing pin is rolled in a light purple envelope marked with SN. PROVENANCE: William Hammond Collection. CONDITION: Essentially, as new, with only the faintest of minor handling marks in wood and metal, and light extractor wipe marks on breechface. Our consignor ordered this gun new and he has never fired it. It remains unfired outside of the factory since delivery to our consignor. Mechanically crisp. Case also appears near new, with one or two of the lightest marks. Interior cloth has slight impressions from contact with gun. An investment quality and condition classic. Replacement cost for this gun today from Purdey’s is quoted at $135,000. 4-50478 MGM230 (15,000-25,000) – Lot 2205

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2206

*FINE JAMES PURDEY SIDELOCK EJECTOR PIGEON GUN WITH OAK AND LEATHER CASE AND ACCESSORIES.

SN 17066. (1900) Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 31″ Chopper lump bbls are engraved “James Purdey & Sons Audley House, South Audley Street. London.” and “Made of Sir Joseph Whitworth’s Fluid Pressed Steel” on tops. Bbls are fitted with slightly raised, flat, matted rib. Gun is one of a pair, with “1” gold inlaid at rear of rib, on top lever, and on central diamond of forend. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 1-1/4 oz of shot. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SNs, choke, and bottom of left bbl with unknown bbl makers initials “AP” (?). Tube nos. 24773 and 24774 are on loop. Beesley patent self-opening action features third fastener, side clips, automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), bushed strikers, arrow head engraved tumbler end cocking indicators, and double triggers. Action is engraved in typical Purdey house style well cut rose and scroll. “J. Purdey & Sons” is on each lockplate, and bottom of action is engraved “Purdey’s Patent”. Scroll engraved trigger guard has SN at grip. Beautifully marbled and figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-7/8″ over Silver pad. Stock features typical drop points and point pattern checkering at grip. A vacant gold oval is on toe line. Matching splinter ejector forend with Anson release is stamped with actioners initials “WN” (Wesley Nobbs) on iron. Bore diameter: left-.732, right -.734. Bore restrictions: left -.037 (full), right -.026 (Mod). Minimum wall thickness: left -.032, right -.032. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7 lbs. 10 oz. LOP: 14-7/8″. Best quality oak and pigskin leather case has shaped brass corners and central medallion on top, engraved with monogram “PLC”. Interior is lined in deep scarlet velvet and has atypical black and gold Purdey label on lid. Interior is French fitted for an array of exceptionally fine ebony handled nickel-plated accessories, including: James Dixon & Son chamber brush, 4 powder and shot measures, Hawksley oil bottle, wad rammer, and roll crimping tool, bone striker case with strikers, as well as a pair of Purdey marked snap caps. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain 95% of an older sympathetic re-blue with engraving and extra fine file cutting of rib preserved. Slight silvering is at muzzles, and there are a few light scattered marks overall. Action retains a considerable amount of its orig case hardening color where protected, the balance a very pleasing bright silver to pewter gray. Lockplates retain 50 – 60% of their orig case hardening color. Top lever retains most of its orig blue, silvered at thumbpiece. Trigger guard retains 20 – 30% of what appears to be its orig blue, heavily silvered on edges and at grip. Stocks retain most of what appears to be their orig oil finish with numerous marks and scratches, maintained over the years with added oil. Sharp edges around lockplates, on drop points, and grip area show considerable hand wear, as does checkering, which has not been re-cut. Pad appears to be original, and is petrified. Bores are excellent, with one or two light pits in right bbl. Action is very slightly loose. Bbls are slightly off face. Drop is good. Ejectors are in time. Case leather is very fine with a number of light marks, stains and scuffs. Interior cloth is very fine with rubs and marks from contact with gun and accessories. Accessories are excellent. One turnscrew has a horn handle. A lovely old gun, relatively unmolested, strikingly presented. 4-50465 MGM72 (15,000-25,000) – Lot 2206

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2207

*FINELY REFURBISHED “GOLDEN AGE” PURDEY SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN WITH CASE.

SN 24066. (ca 1929) Cal. 12 ga. 2-5/8″ Chambers. 28″ Chopper lump bbls are engraved “J. Purdey & Sons. Audley House. South Audley Street. London. England.” on narrow, concave, game rib. Bbl flats are stamped with 1988 London nitro proofs for 2-1/2″ chambers. SNs are stamped on bottoms of bbls and bbl makers initials “AS” (Tony Smith) are on bottom of left bbl. Case hardened, Beesley patent self opening action features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), bushed strikers, raised rib tumbler end cocking indicators, and double triggers. Action is engraved with exceptionally well cut Purdey house style rose and scroll. “J. Purdey & Sons” is at the bottom of each lockplate and over “London” on bottom of action. Top lever and trigger guard are blued. Top lever is engraved “2”. SN is on trigger guard tang. Nicely marbled and lightly figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over brown pigskin covered pad, and features standard drop points, checkering, and vacant silver oval on toe line. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release, and iron is stamped with actioners initial “H” (Fred Hughes, long time pre-war Purdey actioner). Bore diameter: left-.727, right -.727. Bore restrictions: left -.014 (Lt. mod), right -.007 (IC). Minimum wall thickness: left -.034, right -.033. Drop at heel: 1-15/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs. 10 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. Gun has been set up for left handed shooter, with triggers turned, and stock cast-on approx 3/8″. Good quality brown leather case with cast brass corners, and combination lock, is lined in burgundy cloth, and has gold embossed Purdey label on lid. CONDITION: Excellent, as completely refurbished, most likely by factory, when new bbls were made in 1988. Gun retains nearly all finishes applied at that time, with some silvering to sharp edges and beads of action. Stocks have some minor marks and scratches. Checkering re-cut. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Drop is excellent. Ejectors are in time. Case has some minor scuffs and marks. Straps and handle are fine. Interior cloth has some rubs through and compressions. 4-53673 (17,500-22,500) – Lot 2207

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2208

*FINE 20’S VINTAGE JAMES PURDEY SIDELOCK EJECTOR SINGLE TRIGGER GAME GUN WITH EXTRA BARRELS.

SN 23125. (1926) Cal. 12 ga. 2-5/8″ Chambers. 26″ and 28″ Chopper lump bbls are engraved with James Purdey & Sons famous Audley House address, and with Whitworth steel information on concave game ribs. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 1-1/8 oz of shot, and are also stamped “2-5/8”. Bottoms of rear lumps are engraved “Cylinder” on 26″ bbls, and “Choke” on 28″. Both bbl sets are engraved “Made in England” on splinter. 28″ Bbls have tube numbers “56613” and “56614”, and are stamped with bbl makers initials “SS” (Sam Simons). 26″ Bbls have tube nos “56607” and “56608” on loop, and bbl makers initials “AW” (Arthur Wilkes). Typical case hardened, Beesley type, self-opening, sidelock action features automatic safety (SAFE gold inlaid), bushed strikers, raised rib tumbler end cocking indicators, and non-selective single trigger. Action and lockplates are engraved with exceptionally well rendered Purdey house style small scroll and rose bouquets. “J. Purdey & Sons” is on each lockplate, and also on bottom of action over “London”. Scroll engraved trigger guard with SN at grip, has nicely engraved monogram “AHB” on bow. Darkly marbled, and lightly figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 13-7/8″ over checkered wood butt, and features graceful Purdey type drop points and typical point pattern checkering at grip. Matching splinter ejector forend with Anson release, has iron which is stamped “H” for long time Purdey actioner Fred Hughes. 26″ Bbl set: Bore diameter: left -.732, right -.732. Bore restrictions: left -.011 (Lt mod), right -.004 (IC). Wall thickness: left -.027, right -.028. Drop at heel: 2-5/8″, drop at comb: 1-11/16″. Weight: 6 lbs 5 oz. LOP: 13-7/8″. 28″ Bbl set: Bore diameter: left -.731, right -.732. Bore restrictions: left -.028 (I Mod), right -.010 (Lt. Mod). Wall thickness: left -.021, right -.025. Drop at heel: 2-9/16″, drop at comb: 1-11/16″. Weight: 6 lbs 4-1/2″ oz. LOP: 13-7/8″. PROVENANCE: Obituary of Alfred S. Warren, Jr., prior owner, with other note: “the motor case for this gun is in the Detroit area … with “AHB” monogram intact.” CONDITION: Excellent. 26″ Bbls retain approx 95% of what appears to be orig blue, with some silvering at muzzles and a few scattered overall light marks. They still retain damascening on breech ends. 28″ Bbls retain nearly all of a fine quality re-blue over considerable external pitting. Action retains most of its orig case hardening color, silvered at normal carrying points. Lockplates retain nearly all of their fine orig case hardening color, right lock slightly silvered at tail. Trigger plate, guard, and top lever retain over 85% of what appears to be orig bright blue with slight silvering on sharp edges, and at thumbpiece. Stocks retain over 90% of what appears to be orig rubbed oil finish with numerous light marks. There are some deeper scratches on butt, and considerable scratches and dents on forend, mostly in checkering, which is slightly soiled and worn. Bores of both bbl sets are excellent, showing only the lightest of fine scratches from cleaning and use. Action is tight. Both bbl sets are on face. Drop is excellent. Ejectors are in time. Single trigger works. A fine, fast handling, high condition gun from the 20’s. 4-51237 MGM1 (12,500-22,500) – Lot 2208

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2209

*JAMES PURDEY SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN WITH OAK AND LEATHER CASE.

SN 19175. (1907) Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 30″ Chopper lump bbls are engraved “James Purdey & Sons”, and “Audley House, South Audley Street. London. England” on tops. Bbls are fitted with narrow concave matted rib. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SNs, choke, and bottom of left bbl with initials “GW” (George Wilkes, barrel maker). Tube nos. 64735 and 64736 are on loop. Beesley patent self-opening action features third fastener, automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), bushed strikers, arrow head engraved tumbler end cocking indicators, and double triggers. Action is engraved in typical Purdey house style rose and scroll. “J. Purdey & Sons” is on each lockplate, and bottom of action is engraved “Purdey’s Patent”. Scroll engraved trigger guard has SN at grip. Figured American walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over brown Pachmayr rifle pad. Stock features Monte Carlo comb, point pattern checkering at grip, and a gold oval on toe line engraved “W J K”. Matching beavertail ejector forend with Anson release is stamped “TN” (Nobbs ?) on iron. Bore diameter: left-.733, right -.734. Bore restrictions: left -.039 (full), right -.026 (Mod). Minimum wall thickness: left -.032, right -.029. Drop at heel: 2-7/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″, drop at rear of Monte Carlo: 1-11/16″. Weight: 7 lbs. 8 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. Very fine oak and leather case with brass corners and central medallion, engraved “R. L. S.” is lined in burgundy cloth. A gold embossed black leather Purdey label, paper instruction label, and charge card for gun no. 23703 are in lid. Case contains a pair of snap caps, round oil bottle, and composition striker bottle. CONDITION: Very good, as refurbished. Bbls retain nearly all of a fine re-black, silvering at muzzles. Action and lockplates retain a considerable amount orig case hardening color. Top lever and trigger guard have been re-blued, and retain most of that blue, engraving softened considerably. New stocks retain nearly all of their rubbed oil finish. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are slightly out of time. Case leather is very fine, with some light chipping and staining. A small leather rectangle has been set into top. Handle is good and straps are fine condition replacements. Interior cloth is fine with some light rubs and marks. Labels are very fine, paper label slightly soiled. New accessories are very fine. A solid gun that measures well, a fine candidate for a correct re-stock. 4-50462 MGM71 (10,000-15,000) – Lot 2209

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2210

*JAMES PURDEY ROUND BODY SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN WITH CASE.

SN 21911. (1920) Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 28″ Chopper lump bbls are engraved “James Purdey & Sons, Audley House, South Audley Street. London.” and “Made of Sir Joseph Whitworth’s FLUID PRESSED STEEL” on swamped narrow concave rib. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 1-1/8 oz of shot. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SNs and bottom of left bbl with barrel makers initials “AW” (Arthur Wilkes). Tube nos. 52219 and 52220 are on loop. Beesley patent self-opening action with rounded bar features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), bushed strikers, raised rib tumbler end cocking indicators, and double triggers (front articulated). Action is engraved in typical Purdey house style rose and scroll. “J. Purdey & Sons” is on each lockplate, and also on bottom of action over “London”. Scroll engraved trigger guard has SN at grip. Finely fiddle figured, dense European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 15″ over Silver type pad. Classic drop points and point pattern checkering are at grip, and a vacant silver oval is on toe line. Matching splinter ejector forend with Anson release is marked with unknown actioner’s initials “HS” (Scales ?) on iron. Bore diameter: left-.737, right -.737. Bore restrictions: left -.028 (IMod), right -.011 (IC). Minimum wall thickness: left -.025, right -.026. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs. 13 oz. LOP: 15″. Original makers oak and leather case with brass corners and central medallion, is embossed “R. T. P. L.” on top. Interior is lined in scarlet cloth. A black leather gold embossed Purdey label and paper charge label with information for this particular gun, are in lid. Case contains 2-pc brass and walnut cleaning rod with short handle, Purdey marked snap caps and oil bottle, rosewood handled striker key, and some cleaning implements. CONDITION: Very good. Bbls retain nearly all of a well done re-blue, engraving slightly washed. Action and lockplates retain traces of orig case hardening color where protected. Top lever and trigger guard have been re-blued, retaining nearly all of that blue, but engraving is softened. Stocks retain most of an old refinish with numerous marks and dings. Checkering is worn, slightly dirty, and has not been re-cut. Pad is relatively new. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Drop is worn, with iron contacting bottom of action. Ejectors are in time. Case leather is fine, still light in color, with a few light stains and minor marks. Handle and straps are fine. Interior cloth shows soiling and rubs from contact with gun. Label has some dents, charge card slightly soiled and somewhat foxed. Some partitions were re-worked with addition of recoil pad, and covered with non-matching cloth. Accessories are good. 4-50466 MGM69 (12,500-17,500) – Lot 2210

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2211

FINE ANTIQUE JAMES PURDEY SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN WITH ORIGINAL CASE.

SN 14855. (1893) Cal. 12 ga. 2-1/2″ Chambers. 30″ Chopper lump bbls are engraved “James Purdey & Sons, Audley House, South Audley Street. London.” and “Made of Sir Joseph Whitworth’s Fluid Pressed Steel” on narrow concave rib. Bbl flats are stamped with London black powder proofs. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SNs and bottom of left bbl with initials “GA” (George Aston, head barrel maker). Tube nos. 13448 and 13449 are on loop. Beesley patent self-opening action features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), bushed strikers, engraved arrow head tumbler end cocking indicators, and double triggers. Action is engraved in typical Purdey house style rose and scroll. Engraving is exceptionally fine and well detailed, most likely by G. Lucas, head engraver. “J. Purdey & Sons” is on each lockplate, and “Purdey’s Patent” is on bottom of action. Scroll engraved trigger guard has SN at grip. Well streaked and lightly figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-7/8″ over Silver type pad. Classic drop points and point pattern checkering are at grip, and a silver oval with remnants of a monogram is on toe line. Matching splinter ejector forend with Anson release is marked with unknown actioner’s initials “HH” on iron. Bore diameter: left-.731, right -.731. Bore restrictions: left -.010 (IC), right -.000 (cyl). Minimum wall thickness: left -.034, right -.032. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-5/16″. Weight: 7 lbs. 2 oz. LOP: 14-7/8″. Original makers oak and leather case with brass corners and central circular medallion, is lined in scarlet cloth. A small paper Purdey label marked “Late of 314-1/2 Oxford Street”, along with an instruction label, and the orig charge card for this gun, are in lid. Case contains 2-pc rosewood and brass cleaning rod, Purdey marked broken case extractor, and cleaning implements, as well as three case strap retainers. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain nearly all of what appears to be their orig blue, with some slight silvering and thinning from normal hand wear. Action and lockplates retain nearly all of what appears to be their vibrant orig case hardening color, silvering on beads and fences. Engraving is very sharp and clear. Top lever and trigger guard retain most of their orig bright blue, silvering at thumbpiece and grip. Stocks retain nearly all of an old oil refinish, grain open. Sharp edges are slightly rounded, checkering flattened and gummed. Pad appears to be a later replacement. There are incipient cracks behind both lockplates and top tang. Bores are excellent with a hint of frosting toward breech ends of both bbls. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are slightly out of time. Case leather is good with considerable staining and chipping. Straps are missing. Strap retainers detached (three are in case). Handle has repairs. Interior cloth is very fine with some compressions and one tear from contact with action fence. Labels are fine, slightly soiled. Some partitions are slightly loose. Cleaning rod is fine. A superb high condition antique Purdey in need of some detailing. 4-50467 MGM73 (15,000-25,000) – Lot 2211

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2212

JAMES PURDEY SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN WITH EXTRA BARRELS AND MOTOR CASE.

SN 14886. (1893) Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. Both sets of 26″ chopper lump bbls are engraved “James Purdey & Sons, Audley House, South Audley Street. London.” and “Made of Sir Joseph Whitworth’s FLUID PRESSED STEEL” on narrow concave game ribs. Bbl flats of orig bbls are stamped with London black powder proofs, and with subsequent unidentified proofs for .740. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SNs and bottom of left bbl with initials “WH” (William Hill, barrel maker). Tube nos. 13931 and 13932 are on loop. The other set of bbls (SN 23449), are stamped with London nitro proofs and 1976 London re-proofs for 1-1/8 oz of shot. Barrel makers initials “RJ” (?) are on bottom of left bbl. Beesley patent self-opening action features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), bushed strikers, arrow head engraved tumbler end cocking indicators, and double triggers. Action is engraved in typical Purdey house style with well cut rose and scroll. “J. Purdey & Sons” is on each lockplate, and bottom of action is engraved “Purdey’s Patent”. Scroll engraved trigger guard has SN at grip. Nicely marbled and lightly figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 15″ over Silver type pad over 1″ figured American walnut extension. Classic drop points and point pattern checkering are at grip, and a vacant silver oval is on toe line. Matching splinter ejector forend with Anson release is marked with actioner’s initials “FH” (Fred Hughes) on iron. Orig bbls: Bore diameter: left-.737, right -.737. Bore restrictions: left -.000 (cyl), right -.000 (cyl). Bbls do not meet at muzzle, and gap is plugged with solder. Minimum wall thickness: left -.013, right -.022. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 6 lbs. 10 oz. LOP: 15″. Later bbls, SN 23449: Bore diameter: left-.739, right -.742. Bore restrictions: left -.003 (IC), right -.001 (Cyl). These bbls have also been cut. Minimum wall thickness: left -.022, right -.019. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 6 lbs. 9 oz. LOP: 15″. Green canvas 2-gun motor case with stitched leather corners has black leather gold embossed label on lid. Interior is lined in burgundy cloth. CONDITION: Very good, as partially refurbished. Orig bbls retain most of an old re-black, considerably silvered from normal hand wear. Later bbls retain most of a lustrous factory type re-black, engraving on rib re-cut. Action retains a considerable amount of orig color hardening where protected. Top lever and trigger guard re-blued, and retain most of that blue. Stock retains most of an old oil refinish, done at time of stock extension and pad, over numerous light marks. Checkering shows considerable wear, and has not been re-cut. Stock was broken through wrist, and has been repaired. Forend has repaired crack on left rear. Bores are excellent. Action is tight with both sets of bbls (new hinge pin). Drop is good. Ejectors are in time. Case exterior has numerous scuffs and some stains, but is otherwise fine. Interior cloth is excellent, with some minor rubs. Butt blocking for one gun is missing. Label is partially detached but fine. 4-50468 MGM70 (10,000-15,000) – Lot 2212

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2213

*JAMES PURDEY BEST QUALITY PLAIN FINISH ROUND BODY GAME GUN WITH CASE.

SN 21154. (ca 1914) Cal. 12 ga. 2-1.2″ Chambers. 28″ Chopper lump bbls with narrow, matted game rib, are engraved “J. Purdey & Sons, Audley House, South Audley Street, London.” and “Made of Sir Joseph Whitworth’s Fluid-Pressed Steel” on tops. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 2-1/2″ chambers, bottoms of bbls are stamped with SN. Bottom of left bbl is stamped with bbl makers initials “CA” (long time Purdey head barrel maker C Aston). Tube nos. “48527” and “48528” are on loop. Beesley patent self-opening sidelock action has rounded bar, and features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), bushed strikers, raised rib tumbler end cocking indicators, and double triggers. Action has only geometric engraving around outer edges and join between lockplates and action and around trigger plate. “J. Purdey & Sons” is on each lockplate, and on bottom of action along with “London”. Lightly fiddle figured and somewhat marbled European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-3/8″ over checkered wood butt, and features drop points, point pattern checkering with mullered borders, and gold initial “C” inlet on toe line. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release and actioners initials, “T.A” (unknown) on iron. Bore diameter: left-.732, right -.733. Bore restrictions: left -.007 (IC), right -.007 (IC). Wall thickness: left -.033, right -.031. Drop at heel: 2-3/16″, drop at comb: 1-5/16″. Weight: 6 lbs. 11 oz. LOP: 14-3/8″. Leather case with brass corners has rectangular leather label embossed “F. S. C. NY” on top, along with a number of scattered railway shipping labels. Interior is lined in an orange colored cloth with gold embossed lavender leather Schoeverling. Daly & Gales label. CONDITION: Very fine, as found. Bbls retain 85 – 90% orig blue, thinning at muzzles, on tops, and on sides, with four or five small patches of light oxidation. Action and lockplates retain a considerable amount of their orig case hardening color, but are mostly a mottled silver gray. Top lever, forend iron, and trigger guard retain a considerable amount of their orig bright blue, top lever and iron perhaps 70%. Stocks retain most of their orig oil finish with grain raised and a number of light handling marks and scratches. Checkering is slightly worn. Buttstock appears to be an old replacement (drop points are not quite right and checkering does not match forend. Another explanation is that WWI was just beginning and experienced workmen were being taken for the war effort). Case leather is dark, dry, crazed, and rubbed. Straps and handle are missing. Shipping labels are foxed. Interior cloth has considerable insect damage, mildew, and a number of rubs from contact with guns. Label is excellent, with just a spot or two of mildew, which should clean. 4-49585 MGM36 (12,000-17,000) – Lot 2213

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