March 15th & 16th Firearms Auction
Totals Over $16 Million!

Auction: March 15 & 16, 2015

Preview: March 12-14, 2015

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

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1010
Revised: 3/3/2015

Additional information: The gun was shipped from Colt to Elmer Keith on a special loan account. Notation on the factory order states “Selected & Targeted”

*SCARCE COLT NEW FRONTIER SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER OF ELMER KEITH, WITH BOX.

SN 4932NF. Cal. 45 Colt. Blue & color case hardened with 7-1/2″ bbl, ramp front sight that has Mr. Keith’s gold insert. Left side of bbl is marked “COLT NEW FRONTIER S.A.A. .45” and left side of frame has 2-line 3-patent dates and rampant Colt. Frame is flat top style with adjustable rear sight. Mounted with smooth 2-pc ivory grips. SN was observed on bottom of frame, left side of front & back straps under the grip and last three digits of matching SN on front face of cylinder with rampant Colt on rear face. Accompanied by its orig gold & black 2-pc box. This revolver was produced in about 1964. Special Note: This item contains or is made of ivory. Do not bid on this lot unless you have read and agreed to our “Ivory Position Statement” and the “Waiver of Legal and Financial Risk to James D. Julia in regards to your Purchase of an Ivory Object”. This information is located in our catalog on pages 30 and 31. PROVENANCE: The Elmer Keith Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine, as new, all matching, shows very little if any use. Bbl & ejector housing retain 99%+ glossy midnight blue and the frame 99%+ brilliant case colors; hammer retains all of its orig blue on the edges with bright polished sides; cyl, trigger guard & back strap also retain 99%+ brilliant, glossy midnight blue. Grips are sound with a light ivory patina. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Box is sound showing light edge wear and a couple of nicks. 4-48047 JR316 (1,500-2,000) – Lot 1010

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1033
Revised: 3/12/2015

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*THE ICONIC FIRST ITHACA NID GRADE 4E TEN GAUGE 3-1/2 INCH MAGNUM OF CHARLES ASKINS.

SN 500000. Cal. 10 Ga. 3-1/2″ Chambers. Grade 4E. As the story goes, Spencer Olin, of the Winchester – Western Cartridge Company, phoned Lou Smith of Ithaca, one day in 1932, and said “Lou, I’ve developed a new load, a ten gauge magnum, but there is no gun strong enough to hold it. Can you build one?” The rest is history. This gun, the very first made in this gauge and chambering, was transferred to noted gun writer, Charles Askins Sr. It has 32″ bbls with raised, matted, ventilated rib mounted with two white beads. Bbl flats are engine turned and stamped with SN. Special robust action is slotted through the bottom providing extra purchase for bbl lumps to handle increased energy generated by the magnum load. Action is case hardened and is of early NID type featuring pin type cocking indicators, non-selective single trigger, and non-automatic safety (Tang stamped “R” and “S”). Engraving is of typical 4E style with large scrolling acanthus in stippled backgrounds, and game scenes on each side under “Ithaca Gun Co”. The scenes are standard Ithaca 4E except that the game birds, a ring-necked duck on left, and pheasant on right, are gold inlaid, a treatment normally found on grade “5” guns. Blued trigger guard with scroll on bow has SN at grip. In 1962 Elmer Keith had this gun restocked by Fred Shaw in nicely figured blond hard wood (possibly mesquite) with stock makers name, “Shaw”, and “62” marked under forearm. Stock is of “modern” California form, with swept Monte Carlo right hand cheekpiece, Weatherby style diamond inlaid flared rosewood grip cap with contrasting wood spacers, as well as borderless skip line checkering in fancy pattern. A NOSHOC solid red pad has been fitted, and a gold shield on toe line is engraved “ELMER KEITH”. Semi-beavertail forend is of unique fluted design with matching checkering, and retains all orig metal parts. Accompanied by a Brauer Bros leather Leg-o-Mutton style case w/ “Ted Keith” address label affixed. Bore diameter: left -.801, right -.801. Bore restrictions: left -.026 (mod), right -.026 (mod). Minimum wall thickness: left -.040, right -.039. Drop at heel: 2-1/2″, drop at rear of Monte Carlo: 1-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-9/16″. Weight: 10 lbs 3 oz. LOP: 14-1/8″. PROVENANCE: Ithaca historian’s letter factory letter and copy of factory invoice showing that this gun was shipped to Capt. Chas Askins March 24, 1932,Ames Okla, listing all specifications including cheekpiece at a cost of $96.00 and “Charged to Advertising”. Ross Seyfried relates: Elmer told me that this was the first 3-1/2″ Magnum 10 ga ever made, originally made for Major Charles Askins. The bores were altered on several occasions, ultimately under Elmer’s direction to throw maximum patterns with special Winchester loads of 2 oz of No. 3 Lubaloy shot, which was copper-plated. In the mid-1970s, Ross shot this gun with Elmer in Idaho with his special buffered goose loads 2 oz of No. 2 shot that gave us 120 pellets (approx 60%) in a 30″ circle at 80 yards. Elmer said these were the finest patterns he had ever seen. Additional articles in Guns & Ammo by Elmer Keith mentioning and picturing this gun and its use. The Elmer Keith Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine, as partially refurbished. Bbls retain 80% of what appears to be orig blue, most wear due to normal handling around and above forend, and thinning overall. Action retains 50 – 60% orig case hardening color, quite strong where protected, with balance a pleasing silver to gray. Replacement stocks retain nearly all of their orig custom oil finish, with a few minor handling marks, checkering clean, very lightly worn. Bores are excellent, bright, smooth, and shiny throughout, with only a few exceptionally light striations toward breech ends. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Trigger works. Factory records indicate only 887 ten gauge magnum guns were produced, 56 in grade “4”. 4-47965 MGM136 (15,000-25,000) – Lot 1033

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1034
Revised: 3/12/2015

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*IMPORTANT (SILVER INLAID) ITHACA NID 5E ALL EXTRAS 16 GAUGE MADE FOR MAJ. CHARLES ASKINS.

SN 439410. Cal. 16 ga. 2-5/8″ Chambers. 30″ Bbls are fitted with raised, matted, ventilated rib, mounted with two white beads. Engine turned bbl flats are stamped with SN and grade, and lump with “NITRO POWDER PROVED”. Bottoms of bbls are stamped “BEST FLUID STEEL”. Early case hardened NID action features pin type cocking indicators, and single selective trigger. Action is engraved with typical shaded scrolled acanthus as counterpoint to unusual silver inlaid (normally gold) oval game scenes, with a pheasant on left, and woodcock or snipe on right side. Bottom of action is engraved with heraldic eagle over “U.S.A.” and “ITHACA GUN CO ITHACA N.Y. is in arched riband on front portion of trigger plate. Trigger guard with matching acanthus on bow has SN at grip. Nicely stump figured dense American walnut capped pistol grip stock measures 14-1/8” over red NOSHOC pad and features usual checkered side panels, fleur-de-lis grip checkering with ribbons through pattern, and very unusual special order right hand cheekpiece. A gold shield on toe line is engraved “ELMER KEITH”. Short beavertail ejector forend has reinforcing bolt, inset ebony tip, and Deeley type secondary release. Bore diameter: left -.662, right -.662. Bore restrictions: left -.020 (Mod), right -.020 (Mod). Minimum wall thickness: left -.034, right -.033. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7 lbs 13 oz. LOP: 14-1/8″. PROVENANCE: Ithaca historian’s letter and copy of factory ledger page showing the gun ordered 4/1/27 as an Grade 5E 16 gauge with all extras and 32″ barrels. This is one of two guns, the other being the Mag 10 Ithaca, that Elmer Keith obtained from Maj. Charles Askins, and is featured in a number of his writings, most notably SHOTGUNS BY KEITH. The Elmer Keith Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine, as factory refinished. Bbls retain approx 85% of an old factory restored blue, silvering on high edges, and thinning overall. Action retains a considerable amount of its case hardening color, but is mostly pewter gray. Stocks retain most of what appears to be their factory oil finish with numerous marks from normal hunting and handling, checkering slightly worn and dirty, with forend showing more wear. Bores are excellent, but with some slight frosting. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Trigger works. Sling swivels have been removed, and holes plugged on bottom rib and toe line. A very scarce gun, with only 155 grade “5” NID’s made. 4-48036 MGM137 (10,000-15,000) – Lot 1034

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1035
Revised: 3/12/2015

Please Note: Certifiable antique ivory bead sight. Special Note: This item contains or is made of ivory. Do not bid on this lot unless you have read and agreed to our “Ivory Position Statement” and the “Waiver of Legal and Financial Risk to James D. Julia in regards to your Purchase of an Ivory Object“. This information is located in our catalog on pages 30 and 31.

*FABULOUS PARKER BHE SINGLE TRIGGER VENTILATED RIB BEAVERTAIL FOREND TRAP GUN OF ELMER KEITH.

SN 228351. Cal. 12 ga. 1-1/2 Frame. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 32″ Bbls are marked with Parker Bros Meriden, CT address and “ACME STEEL” on raised, ventilated rib with two white beads. Bbl flats and lump have all correct markings. Splinter/ loop is of one piece reinforced type. Case hardened action features non-automatic safety (SAFE engraved), and single selective Parker trigger. Action is nicely filed with chevron on top lever and single bead around fences. It is engraved in typical “B” style with 80% coverage various sized scroll surrounding vignettes of double dogs on each side, with “PARKER BROS” at rear; a pair of pointers on left, and setters on right. A pair of geese fly over marsh on trigger plate. Trigger guard with scroll on bow, has SN at grip. Unusual, nicely marbled European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-5/16″ over black open-sided “White Line” pad, and features high Monte Carlo comb, right hand cheekpiece, and a gold oval on toe line engraved “Elmer Keith”. Stock also features typical “B” style checkered side panels with fleur-di-lis drop points and fancy border checkering. Matching long beavertail forend with reinforcing bolt, has 1901 patent date on iron, and typical latch. This gun matches all specifications in the PARKER IDENTIFICATION & SERIALIZATION ledger. Accompanied by a Brauer Bros leather Leg-o-Mutton style case w/ “Ted Keith” address label affixed. Bore diameter: left -.730, right -.729. Bore restrictions: left -.027 (IMod), right -.037 (full). Minimum wall thickness: left -.029, right -.033. Drop at heel: 2-7/16″, drop at rear of Monte Carlo: 1-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-9/16″. Weight: 8 lbs 2 oz. LOP: 14-5/16″. PROVENANCE: The Elmer Keith Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent, as partly refinished. Bbls retain nearly all of a professional quality re-black. Action retains 50 – 60% orig case hardening color, vivid where protected, balance a fine pewter gray. Trigger guard has been refinished and retains essentially all of that blue. Stocks retain nearly all of what appears to be their orig finish, with a few light marks and scratches. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Ejectors are in time. Trigger works. 4-47964 MGM164 (10,000-20,000) – Lot 1035

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1036
Revised: 3/12/2015

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*TEN BORE PURDEY SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN WITH CASE.

SN 21034. (ca 1914) Cal. 10 bore. 2-7/8″ Chambers. 30″ Chopper lump bbls with raised game rib, mounted with two white beads, are engraved “J. Purdey & Sons. Audley House. South Audley Street. London.” and “Made of Sir Joseph Whitworth’s Fluid-Pressed Steel” on rib. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 1-5/8 oz of shot. Bottoms of bbls are stamped “CHOKE” with SNs and bbl makers initials “WH” (Bill Hill). Tube nos. 45373 and 45374 are on loop. Large case hardened Beesley patent self-opening sidelock action features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), Purdey’s patented third fastener, bushed strikers, raised rib tumbler end cocking indicators, and double triggers (front articulated). Action is engraved with exceptionally well cut small shaded scroll with rose bouquet highlights in typical Purdey house style. “J. Purdey & Sons” is at the bottom of each lockplate, and also on bottom of action over “London”. Top lever and trigger guard are blued. SN is at grip. Well marbled and nicely figured circassian walnut round knob long pistol grip buttstock measures 14″ over solid basket-weave white line red pad. Stock features drop points, and typical point pattern checkering with mullered borders at grip. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Iron is engraved with actioner’s initials “J.T” (Joe Thompson). Bore diameter: left -.778, right -.777. Bore restrictions: left -.049 (extra full), right -.037 (full). Minimum wall thickness: left -.033, right -.036. Drop at heel: 2-7/16″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 8 lbs 5 oz. LOP: 14″. Orig makers oak and leather case with brass corners is lined in scarlet cloth and has small paper Purdey label in lid, along with charge card for this particular gun. Case contains 2-pc mahogany and brass cleaning rod with short handle, with brush, jag, and lead remover, bone striker bottle containing striker springs, round oil bottle, small turnscrew, pull through cleaning kit in black morocco wallet, and a pair of C&E aluminum snap caps. PROVENANCE: The Elmer Keith Estate Collection. Ross Seyfried states: “Elmer referred to this as a Purdey Super 10 Bore (being one with 2-7/8″ chambers). He said in his books and writings that this gun was originally made for Daniel Beard, the first Head of the Boy Scouts of America. (Daniel Beard founded the Sons of Daniel Boone in 1905, which merged with the Boys Scouts in 1910.)” CONDITION: Fine, as partially refinished. Bbls retain approx 80% of an old re-black, with thinning around forend from normal hand wear. Action and lockplates retain a considerable amount, perhaps 30%, orig case hardening color, faded overall. Top lever retains a considerable amount of its orig bright blue. Trigger guard and forend metal have been re-blued, retaining nearly all that blue, and are quite shiny. Stocks retain 90% of an old oil refinish, or possibly old well done replacements, checkering re-cut and relatively sharp. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny throughout. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Drop is good. Ejectors are in time. Case leather is stained and darkened, with a number of rubs and areas of lifting of grain. Central brass medallion and handle are missing. Newer straps are very fine. Interior cloth is fine with marks and rubs from contact with gun and bbls. Labels are foxed, with some stains. Accessories are fine. There is a heavy ding in the small cover of oil bottle. An unusual big bore Purdey. 4-47966 MGM147 (15,000-25,000) – Lot 1036

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1037
Revised: 3/12/2015

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*RARE & IMPORTANT WESTLEY RICHARDS BEST QUALITY DETACHABLE LOCK EJECTOR, SINGLE TRIGGER, 12 BORE 3″ SIDE-BY-SIDE WILDFOWL SHOTGUN, CA. 1909 WITH CASE.

SN 17116. Cal. 12 ga. 28″ Dovetailed bbls with Westley Richards Model C top extension with small center and large front white bead sights. Tapered, smooth concave rib. Engraved on right bbl “WESTLEY RICHARDS 178 NEW BOND St LONDON”, with 1/8″ band of scrolls at the breech and scroll decorated top extension. Orig proved as a Super Magnum Explora “R-CHOKE 2-3/4″ 1-1/4 SHOT, CORDITE 730 BULLET MAX .740”. First reproof “2-3/4″ 3-1/4 TONS”. Second reproof marked “3” 3-1/2 TONS .740″. Bore diameter: left -.739, right -.739. Bore restrictions: left -.015 with .002 recess, right -.016 with .001 recess. Minimum wall thickness: left -.042, right -.042. Drop at heel: 2-3/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 8 lbs 2 oz. LOP: 14-1/8″ over brown solid pad with 1/2″ black spacer. Best Quality Scrollback Model C top lever with classic Westley Richards top tang safety in gold. Westley Richards “PATENT ONE TRIGGER” with bbl selector slide marked “L” & “R” in gold. Receiver, floorplate, top lever and tang with “BEST WESTLEY RICHARDS” scroll engraving. Trigger guard bow engraved with a dog in country scene. Highly figured black streak & vertical stripe, straight hand stock, vacant gold oval, with fine bordered checkering extending to the top tang, 14-3/16 LOP including 1/2″ black spacer and Pachmayr Old English pad. Splinter forearm with horn tip, with matching bordered checkering. Forend with A&D latch, with latch and forend iron engraved in matching scroll. Cased in a canvas covered motor case with leather corners with purple baise interior with a small label “Hunting World New York”. Case includes a 3-pc brass cleaning rod, pair of snap caps and some cleaning accessories. PROVENANCE: The Elmer Keith Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent bright bores with very minor scratches near the breech, chambers with minor roughness. Bbls reblacked with crisp bbl lettering & minor loss to breech & top extension engraving. Bbls retaining virtually all of an older reblack with minor loss at muzzles. Added front bead behind smaller also added white metal bead. Muzzles show minor file mark from redressing. Bbls tight and on face. Crisp trigger pulls and ejector in time. Forearm somewhat oil soaked. Orig checkering partially filled with old grease & oil. Buttstock lightly cleaned with lightly added oil finish & some oil soaking. Some minor dents & handling marks. Action retaining slight traces of orig case color. Floorplate with traces of orig black; top lever with considerable black finish; trigger guard & bottom tang mostly white. Engraving is crisp & sharp. Case overall very good. 4-48035 RJS145 (8,000-12,000) – Lot 1037

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1040
Revised: 3/12/2015

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*.577 NITRO EXPRESS WESTLEY RICHARDS BEST DETACHABLE LOCK EJECTOR DOUBLE RIFLE WITH CASE.

SN 17336. Cal. .577 Nitro Express, built and regulated for the maximum load (100 grains cordite, 750 grain bullet). This fine rifle has 26″ Shoe lump bbls which have full length top rib deeply swamped at center forming quarter rib, at rear. Top of this quarter rib is matted behind one standing, one folding leaf rear express sight marked for 100 and 200 yards. Transition to mid rib is scroll engraved and has matching scroll at front portion behind Westley Richards patent flip-over hood for front sight base, fitted with white bead and flip-up gold moon bead. Mid rib is engraved “Westley Richards 178 New Bond St London Gun Makers By Appointment to His Majesty George V Rex Et Imp.” Tops of bbls are engraved “W. R. H. V. Nitro Express Cartridge .577 Bore” and “Cordite 100/ 750 Grs.” Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for this load and with “577EX”. Bottoms of bbls are stamped “H.L” and with SNs. A narrow sling loop is screwed and soldered to bottom rib. Coin finished robust Westley Richards patent hand detachable lock action (use no. “2212”), has hinged floorplate/ cover. Locks are not engine turned, but are gold inlaid “L” and “R” on tops. Action features non-automatic bolted safety with SAFE and BOLTED inlaid in gold, sliding bolt dolls head third fastener, bushed strikers, and double triggers. Action is engraved with 80% coverage large well cut scroll. “WESTLEY RICHARDS” is in scroll terminated ribands on each side. Top of action is engraved “WESTLEY RICHARDS” “EJECTOR” in front of pivoting top lever. Scroll engraved floorplate has central vignette of trotting rhino. Top lever and trigger guard are also blued, top lever scroll engraved, trigger guard has prowling tiger on bow, and SN at grip. Tang extends to large steel trap grip cap. Well marbled and figured European walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/4″ over red Old English smooth pad. Side panels are checkered and have drop points. Point pattern checkering with mullered borders is at grip. A large vacant gold oval and sling loop are on toe line. Matching splinter forend has inset horn tip, Deeley ejectors and release. Drop at heel: approx 2-1/2″, drop at comb: approx 1-7/8″. Weight: 13 lbs 4 oz. LOP: 14-1/4. Makers oak and leather case with nicely shaped brass corners has central leather rectangle on top embossed “E. K. Hoyt”. Interior is lined in close checked cloth and has Westley Richards paper label in lid. Case contains a spare pair of detachable locks SNed to this gun but with patent use number “2350”. Locks are engine turned, have “L” and “R” gold inlaid, and are engraved “Extra Locks”. Ross Seyfried relates that the case was relined by Iver Henriksen of Missoula, Montana “with a pair of Pendleton Britches. Accompanied by a target with hand-written “Wesley Richards 577-100-750″… shot at 40 yards… on April 27, 1968 with Kynoch Factory soft nose”. Also in case are 2-pc wood covered steel cleaning rod, jag, brush, round oil bottle, pair of brass snap caps, two red and yellow boxes of Kynoch 577 Nitro Express, and information label used when this rifle was displayed at Cabela’s in Boise, Idaho. Included with rifle are 3 5-rnd boxes Kynoch soft and 3 5-rnd boxes Kynoch solid Elmer Keith’s .577 x 3″ ammunition for this rifle. PROVENANCE: The Elmer Keith Estate Collection. Elmer Keith referred to this rifle as “elephant medicine”, and featured it in Guns & Ammo 1964 article “Put Your Double Rifle Into Action”, as well as in many other “Gun Notes” articles. G&H archivist relates that “this rifle was received on consignment 9/22/1953 from Demetrios Samaras. it was sold to the A & B Plastic Manf’g Co for $1450 on 4/14/1954. It was consigned again by Ben Schur in 1957 and withdrawn by him later that year. It was then consigned again by “H. Schur in 1961, and withdrawn again in 1962.” CONDITION: Excellent, as refinished. Bbls retain approx 80% of an old re-black over light pitting, engraving slightly softened. Action has been coin finished and is a pleasing silver gray. Top lever, floorplate, and trigger guard retain most of their re-blue, guard considerably silvered at grip. Stocks retain nearly all of an old oil finish over some light dents and marks, checkering competently re-cut. Bores are very fine, with strong rifling throughout, lightly frosted in grooves. Right bbl shows more wear than left. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Case leather is dark, considerably rubbed and scuffed. Handle is a bit tired, and shows old reinforcement. Newer straps are good. New lining cloth is fine. Old label on orig green baize shows many cracks and chips, and is considerably foxed. Accessories are good. Cleaning rod has large chip and crack in wood. An exceptionally rare big bore stopping rifle in good mechanical nick. 4-47963 RJS/MGM135 (50,000-80,000) – Lot 1040

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1051
Revised: 3/12/2015

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*W.W. GREENER SINGLE SHOT DROPPING BLOCK RIFLE ON 1902 WEBLEY ACTION.

SN 013931. Cal. .450 Nitro Express. 27″ Tapered round bbl with Nock form, is fitted with sleeved-on rear sight base holding one standing, two folding leaf express sight with platinum lines, and marked for 100, 200, and 300 yards. Sleeved-on front island ramp is fitted with longitudinally dovetailed white bead. Top of bbl in front of Nock form, is engraved “W. W. GREENER. 68 Haymarket London.” Blued action is engraved “W. W. GREENER LONDON & BIRMINGHAM” around “WEBLEY PATENT” and “No. 6365 1902” and with winged projectile logo on right side. Left side is also engraved with Greener name and address along with elephant trademark. Action features non-automatic tang safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), and (I believe unique to Greener) long strengthening straps, with dolls head attachment to action, which extend through grip and into butt. The portions of the straps that run through checkering are checkered “en suite” with grip. Broadly streaked and lightly figured European walnut steel capped pistol grip buttstock measures 13-7/8″ over NOSHOC pad. A sling eye matching that on underside of bbl, is on toe line. Matching forend with nicely shaped horn tip, attaches to bbl with screw through small round escutcheon. Removal of forend reveals action face no. 50 (not listed in BRITISH SINGLE SHOT RIFLES VOL. 6 by Wal Winfer), which is also on bbl shank, along with Greener number and elephant logo. Drop at heel: approx 3-1/8″, drop at comb: approx 2-1/4″. Weight: 9 lbs 10 oz. LOP: 13-7/8″. PROVENANCE: The Elmer Keith Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine, as partially refinished. All metal parts have been re-blued over scattered pinprick pitting and a number of light scratches, and retain nearly all of that blue, pleasingly silvered on sharp edges. Stocks retain nearly all of an old oil finish which may be original. Bore is excellent with sharp rifling throughout, with some light frosting toward breech end. Action is smooth and crisp. A very scarce nitro single shot that has not been monkeyed with. From known action face numbers, it appears that fewer than 300 of these exceptionally fine actions were ever made.   4-47970 MGM139 (10,000-15,000) – Lot 1051

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1063
Revised: 3/12/2015

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*UNUSUAL MANNLICHER SCHOENAUER 1910 WITH 24″ BARREL AND FULL LENGTH STOCK.

SN 1111. Cal. 9.5 x 57. 24″ Tapered round bbl ($15 extra cost option in 1939) is fitted with two folding leaf rear sight, and standard Mannlicher banded-on front ramp, now holding a white bead. Ramp is set back 1″ from muzzle to accommodate steel cap for stock. Typical Mannlicher Schoenauer action is marked “Patent” “Mannlicher” “Schoenauer” and “M. 1910” on stippled receiver ring. Left side wall is marked “Oesterr. Waffenfabr. – Ges. Steyr”. A round knob has been brazed to standard butter knife bolt handle, and “AGA” cocking piece sight has been installed. Rifle retains standard double set triggers. Lightly marbled European walnut full length ($10 option in 1939) capped pistol grip stock measures 13-3/4″ over ribbed steel buttplate with trap. Trap contains orig 4-pc cleaning rod, and has space for two cartridges. Stock also features small right hand cheekpiece, point pattern checkering with mullered borders at grip, and small area of borderless checkering wrapping around forend. Rifle is fitted with plain leather Williams Guide sling. Drop at heel: approx 3-1/8″, drop at comb: approx 1-7/8″. Weight: 7 lbs 7 oz. LOP: 13-3/4″. PROVENANCE: The Elmer Keith Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent, retaining approx 95% orig blue, with sharp edge wear. Bolt handle polished after installation of knob. Bolt release retains 70 – 80% orig blue. Stock retains 90 – 95% orig finish with a number of light marks and some a bit deeper. Bore is excellent, bright, sharp, and shiny throughout. Action is smooth. Set triggers work. An unusual Mannlicher in a great caliber. 4-48033 MGM222 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 1063

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1064
Revised: 3/6/2015

Please note: According to Dr. Labowskie, factory records indicate this was originally a .45-95. As our catalog states, it is now a 45-120-550. Alteration was probably made by Elmer Keith himself.

RARE SHARPS MODEL 1877 No. 1 LONG RANGE SINGLE SHOT RIFLE THAT BELONGED TO ELMER KEITH.

SN 160244. Cal. .45 3-1/4″ (45-120-550). Beautiful target/hunting rifle with 34″ Rigby-style rnd bbl with windgage globe front sight, no provision for a rear sight and a long range Vernier tang sight with 5″ staff. Tang sight is not matching numbered to this rifle and has the number “35011” on left side of base. Top flat of bbl is marked with the “Old Reliable” cartouche & Bridgeport address. Top of chamber area of the bbl has a Rigby flat & left side is marked “45 3 1/4”. Mounted with spectacular, highly figured Claro American walnut with checkered rnd Sharps forearm with ebony tip & black insert serpentine grip buttstock with Sharps checkered hard rubber buttplate. According to Sharps Firearms, Sellers there were only 46 of these rifles produced January 1877 to March 1879 and their price at that time was $125. That was a princely sum for that era, probably more than 3 to 4 months salary for the average working man. These rifles were inherently accurate for long range shooting and were very effective in hunting large game & on the target range. A seven page article by Mr. Keith, that appeared in the January 1964 issue of Guns & Ammo magazine, discusses the positive aspects of the single shot rifle for all manners of hunting & shooting. A picture in this article shows Mr. Keith’s friend Bill Knepp shooting this rifle and another picture shows this rifle & a bull buffalo shot by Mr. Keith in 1947. No disassembly was effected to check for matching SNs. PROVENANCE: The Elmer Keith Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl retains about 98% strong orig blue with a few, tiny, scattered spots of surface spotting & faint sharp edge wear. Receiver & lockplate retain virtually all of their orig case colors, lightly to moderately faded. Lever & hammer are mostly a grey patina as is bottom tang. Stock has a few very fine grain checks on right side of comb, otherwise wood is completely sound with the buttstock showing hand oil staining around the wrist & otherwise retains strong, bright oil finish. Forearm retains about 95% strong orig finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-48037 JR264 (10,000-15,000) – Lot 1064

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1115
Revised: 3/12/2015

Please Note: This is a great antique replica of the original.

EXTREMELY RARE REMINGTON-RIDER ALL BRASS PARLOR PERCUSSION PISTOL.

SN 3. Cal 17. Tiny all brass pistol with 3″ integral bbl and brass pin front sight with fixed rear sight in top flat of frame. Grip is integral with the frame. Left side flat of breech area is marked “RIDER’S PAT. / SEPT. 13. 1859”. Bottom of bbl is marked with the SN. No additional disassembly was affected to check for other matching numbers. These tiny pistols were Remington’s smallest hand gun and utilized a separate breech system which was removable for reloading the percussion cap. The breech block of this pistol is a modern reproduction. These pistols utilized no propellant, only the power of the percussion cap to propel the lead ball. Only about 200 of these little pistols were made 1860-1863. Very few of these pistols survive today and extremely few are known with orig breech blocks. PROVENANCE: The Elliott Burka Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Traces of orig silver remain in the most sheltered areas being mostly a smooth dark mustard patina. Mechanics are fine. 4-56303 JR180 (2,500-4,000) – Lot 1115

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1172
Revised: 3/14/2015

Please Note Positive: Knife #1, which we cataloged as Oriental, has been properly identified by one of our customers as a Norwegian dress knife and scabbard.

LOT OF TWO CARVED GRIP ETHNIC KNIVES.

1) Small Oriental, possibly Indonesian or Malaysian, belt knife with 3-1/2″ clip point blade and filigree lattice cut faux ivory handle appears vegetable, possibly Tagua Palm. Accompanying buffalo horn sheath has nickel silver ferrule & buttcap. Body of the sheath, throat & belt clip are engraved in foliate arabesque patterns. 2) Medium sized Bowie knife with 7-7/8″ clip point blade marked on left ricasso “WILLIAM / ROGERS / CUT MY WAY” with a small anchor symbol in the bottom line. Right side is marked “MADE IN / SHEFFIELD / ENGLAND”. Overall length is 13-1/4″. Handguard is stamped flat nickel silver with spade shaped quillions. Handle is bone in the form of an elaborately detailed dog’s head with glass eyes and a 2″ ferrule. Accompanied by what is probably its orig leather sheath that is decorated with shoe eyelets and a braided wrap around the tip.a PROVENANCE: The Elliott Burka Estate Collection. CONDITION: 1) Very fine. Blade has been sharpened and repolished with slightly tipped point; handle & sheath are intact & fine. 2) Blade has been sharpened but appears to be intact having been repolished and cleaned with fine pitting; handle is lightly soiled and retains a fine mellow patina; sheath shows light wear & soil but is solid & supple. 4-56654, 4-56658 JR (300-400) – Lot 1172

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1177
Revised: 3/11/2015

Please Note: The buttplate is cracked with a professional repair.

*SCARCE REMINGTON MODEL 7 ROLLING BLOCK SINGLE SHOT RIFLE.

SN 300303. Cal 22 LR. Unusual little rifle built on a Model 1871 rolling block pistol action. It has 26-1/2″ oct to rnd bbl with gold washed Beach’s combination front sight, no provision for a rear sight and has its orig unusual Lyman combination tang sight mortised into the hump behind the hammer. Bottom flat of bbl, under the forearm is marked with last three digits of matching SN and caliber. Caliber marking is also found on bottom of bbl forward of the forearm. Rear face of forearm, on the frame extension is also marked with last three digits of matching SN. No additional disassembly was effected to check for other matching numbers. Frame has the usual 2-line markings with “P” & “S” proofs. Mounted with very nicely figured American walnut with long, tapered, checkered, black insert, Schnable tip forearm and a most unusual capped pistol grip stock that has Remington trademark embossed hard rubber buttplate. There were only about 500 of these rare little rifles produced 1903-1906 in three different calibers and three different bbl lengths. These rifles were apparently not well received by the buying public which resulted in the very limited production, as noted. They were considered to be boys or ladies rifles and usually saw hard service with limited maintenance and are rarely found today with orig finish. PROVENANCE: The Elliot Burka Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching as noted above. Bbl retains about all of its satin blue finish possibly an old restoration. Frame retains brilliant case colors and most of its orig lacquer. Breech block & hammer pins retain about all of their bright straw colors and the pin keeper retains brilliant fire blue. Breech block & hammer retain about all of their orig factory blue as does the checkered trigger. Top tang retains brilliant case colors near the front, faded toward the rear. Bottom tang & trigger bow retain faded case colors being mostly faded to silver. Stock has three small scratches by the buttplate with some minor chips in the finish and overall retains about all of its orig varnish with some light, fine heat crazing on the buttstock. Mechanics are crisp; bright shiny bore. 4-56454 JR200 (6,000-10,000) – Lot 1177

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1183
Revised: 3/3/2015

Please note: There is a typo: Galpolis is spelled incorrectly. It should be “Gallipolis”.

RARE CIVIL WAR ERA PRESENTATION INSCRIBED HENRY MODEL 1860 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 1534. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Standard rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl that has integral magazine with early style square back German silver front sight and second type 900 yard ladder rear sight. Top flat of receiver is also dovetailed for a rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with first type brass buttplate that has rnd heel. Rifle is second type with early features of a sharp radius at the top rear of the receiver, small magazine follower without a relief cut in the frame, small lever and small trigger pin. Buttstock is also early type with perch belly and a pronounced “Henry bump” on left side along with the scarce feature of a factory swivel mounted on the right side with corresponding staple & ring on right side of barrel. Buttplate has the large diameter trap with corresponding large diameter hole in the buttstock to accommodate the accompanying orig 4-pc hickory & steel wiping rod. Serial number was observed on top flat of bbl, between rear sight & frame, left side of lower tang under the wood, in top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. All five screws of the buttstock & buttplate are also matching numbered. Assembly number “662” was observed on the rnd portion of the bbl, under loading sleeve and on rear face of loading sleeve. Right sideplate is period engraved “S. Wright, Ka / March 29th, 1863.” This rifle was presented to Stapleton Wright, the Captain of the Union Steamboat “Victor No. 2”, who piloted his boat through a Confederate ambush on the Kanawha River near Galipolis, Ohio on March 29, 1863. The Confederate force of about 800 men led by Gen. A.G. Jenkins had fought the 2nd Battle of Hurricane Bridge on March 28, 1863 with little or no losses on either side. The next day, as the Confederate force proceeded toward Point Pleasant the steamboat “Victor No. 2” hove into sight and the rebels hastily set up an ambush, ordering the steamboat to stop. Captain Wright refused, ordering full steam ahead and ran the ambush with no loss of life, although the boat & pilot house were much shot up. Later Capt. Wright was presented this rifle by the grateful Union authorities at Galipolis, Ohio. This presentation is mentioned in the Galipolis Journal on April 2, 1863. Capt. Stapleton Crutchfield Wright was born in 1839 and lived in Kanawha County, West Virginia where he worked as a steamboat Captain following a long line of river men from the Wright family. Accompanied by a 4-page hand written letter of authentication by famous author, George Madis, where he verifies most of the information about the rifle as noted above. Also accompanied by the book, History of Putnam County West Virginia, Volume I, Wintz, where the information regarding the ambush of Capt. Wright’s boat is described with the subsequent presentation of the rifle to Capt. Wright. This rifle is pictured on p. 88. Capt. Wright’s family genealogy is also listed on p. 134 of the referenced publication. Additionally there is a photograph of one of Capt. Wright’s descendents, Ralph Wright, holding a Henry rifle. Also there is a history of ownership of this rifle as follows: Capt. Wright, his son James Wright, William McKinley (James’ son), Bert Cook (husband of William’s daughter Jane), Wayne Woodall (a pawnbroker in Buckhannon, WV, who in 1984 had loaned Bert Cook $5,000 and held the rifle as collateral). In 1999 Mr. Woodall sold the rifle to renowned collector/dealer Bobby Smith of TN. Mr. Smith apparently then sold the rifle to renowned collector Norm Vegely who sold it to the consignor. While presentation Henry rifles are not extraordinarily rare, those presented to non-military persons are exceedingly rare, especially for acts of valor by a civilian. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching as noted above. Bbl retains a fine blue/brown patina with about 40% strong blue in the gullets and around rear sight; receiver & sideplates show strong clean edges with little or no nicks or scratches and retain a wonderful dark mustard patina; hammer retains silvered case colors on the sides with the edges a dark patina; lever is also a dark patina; buttplate is matching patina to the receiver. Wood is sound with a few light nicks & scratches and retains about 90% orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with a few light scattered spots of fine pitting; wiping rod is extremely fine. 4-47918 JR1 (40,000-60,000) – Lot 1183

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1200
Revised: 3/14/2015

Please Note: The stock is old, has been on the gun for a long time and is a correct stock. However, it does not have a Serial Number on it. This means to us that it could have been a factory replacement during period of use (?).

RARE WINCHESTER 1ST MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 23038. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Standard grade rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight and orig, short, semi-buckhorn rear sight that has checkered edges. Receiver is 1st type with 2nd type impressed thumb print dust cover. Mounted with 1-2X uncheckered American Walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate that has trap. Buttstock & forend cap have factory sling swivels. This rifle was produced in late 1876 at the time of the Great Westward Expansion of Manifest Destiny when any repeating firearm was in great demand, especially the “new” ’73 repeater. These rifles, from first production were incredibly successful and became known as “the gun that won the west”. These rifles usually saw daily hard use in saddle scabbards, wagon boxes and every other method of transportation under very adverse circumstances and are rarely found today with high orig finish, especially those with color case hardened parts. Simple exposure to the ultra-violet rays of sunlight had an almost immediate effect in fading the colors. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 96-97% strong orig blue flecked with brown; receiver, sideplates & dust cover retain brilliant case colors, lightly to moderately faded on bottom at the carry point; forend cap retains most of its orig case colors, lightly faded; buttplate retains brilliant case colors on the tang and part of the face with fading on left side & toe; hammer retains brilliant case colors; lever retains about all of its orig case colors, moderately faded. Stock has a couple of fine cracks in the wrist, otherwise is sound with a hand rubbed patina, possibly lightly cleaned. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore; shows only light use with the loading gate retaining most of its orig blue. An exceptional & rare ’73. 4-55542 JR344 (25,000-35,000) – Lot 1200

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1212
Revised: 3/3/2015

Please note: Great news! The turnbull work order ledgers indicate this rifle had its case colors only restored by the firm, and not a complete restoration as stated in the catalog.

FABULOUS RESTORED DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 37868. Cal. 45-60. Fine deluxe ’76 with 28″ oct bbl, full magazine, sourdough front sight and later style semi-buckhorn rear sight. Bbl has usual 2-line markings with caliber marking over the chamber area. Carrier also has the caliber marking. Mounted with beautiful 3X, center crotch, flame grain American walnut with “H” style checkered forearm and black fleur-de-lis inlaid serpentine grip buttstock that has crescent buttplate with trap containing a 4-pc brass & iron wiping rod. Left side of lower tang, under the wood is marked with assembly number “1749”, “XXX” and an “R”. Matching assembly number is also found inside toe of buttplate. Buttstock is not marked. Rifle has had a complete Turnbull restoration in 2004, with apparent replaced buttstock. The case colors on the receiver, sideplates, lever, hammer, grip cap & buttplate are virtually authentic Winchester colors. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains about 97% restored blue with the magazine tube about 98% plummy brown; receiver, sideplates & hammer retain about all of their beautiful restored case colors; lever retains brilliant case colors on the sides, moderately faded on outer faces; buttplate retains most of its restored case colors, lightly to moderately faded. Buttstock has a couple of fine hairlines left side of top tang, otherwise wood is sound and retains most of its restored finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with light to moderate pitting. 4-55351 (25,000-35,000) – Lot 1212

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1215
Revised: 3/12/2015

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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 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. The top tang on this rifle has one extra hole used for mounting the tang sight. 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 (12,500-17,500) – Lot 1215

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1225
Revised: 3/12/2015

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*DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LIGHTWEIGHT TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 141131. Cal. 33 WCF. Beautiful deluxe rifle with 24″ tapered lightweight rnd bbl, half magazine, takedown with Lyman hunting front sight on a ramp and altered semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with about 2-3X, center crotch, flame grain American walnut with “H” style checkered forearm and capped pistol grip stock with Winchester trademark hard rubber buttplate. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is marked with the assembly number “326”. Matching assembly number is also found inside top tang channel of buttstock. The caliber 33 cartridge is very powerful and suitable for any North American big game up to and including grizzly, brown bear and polar bears. The lightweight 1886 was very popular for North Woods hunters completely across the northern tier of the United States into Canada, the Yukon & Alaska. Frequently they saw hard service and most often are found with very little orig finish. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching. Bbl, magazine tube & forend cap retain about 98% crisp orig blue; bbl extension retains 97-98% orig blue; receiver retains about 95% orig blue showing wear on the bottom with sharp edge wear and a few light scratches; lever & hammer retain bright case color, moderately faded on outer faces of lever. Wood is sound with a few light nicks & scratches and retains virtually all of its orig piano varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-55366 JR330 (7,000-10,000) – Lot 1225

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1227
Revised: 3/12/2015

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*WINCHESTER MODEL ’86 DELUXE LIGHT WEIGHT TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 133760. Cal. 33 WCF. Late deluxe rifle with 24″ lightweight tapered rnd bbl, half magazine, pedestal mounted white bead hunting front sight and flat top sporting rear sight. Receiver is takedown style. Mounted with about 2X center crotch, flame grain American walnut with “H” style checkered forearm and capped pistol grip stock with Winchester embossed hard rubber buttplate. PROVENANCE: Thomas W. Connally Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 98% crisp orig blue with a couple of small scratches on the bbl; receiver retains 97-98% bright orig blue with faint sharp edge wear, a small spot of flaking on the top right side and a few scattered pin pricks of surface rust; loading gate base is moderately flaked; takedown ring shows light flaking with a few small spots of rust. Wood is sound with nicks & scratches and retains most of its lightly cleaned oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-55671 JR13 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 1227

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1232
Revised: 3/6/2015

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*RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 92 TRAPPER SADDLE RING CARBINE.

SN 893509. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Standard grade carbine with rare 15″ bbl, full magazine, square base front sight and 2000-yd carbine ladder rear sight. Left side of receiver has a staple & ring. Mounted with highly figured, uncheckered gum wood with straight stock and carbine buttplate. Accompanied by a 3-pg handwritten letter from renowned researcher and author George Madis wherein he authenticates this carbine and verifies the above information. These carbines are rarely encountered in the U.S. and are usually in deplorable, near relic condition. The vast majority of the Trapper carbines were sold to Central & South America for use in the jungles where they were exposed to extreme harsh conditions over their useful life and are rarely ever found with orig finish. Some Trappers are still in use today. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 99% crisp orig blue as does the front bbl band; forearm band has some light flaking; receiver retains about 70% crisp orig blue with the loss areas flaked, not worn to dark patina; lever & hammer also retain strong blue with moderate flaking on the lever; buttplate retains about 90% bright blue; forearm has a crack in the tip, otherwise wood is sound with a few minor nicks & dings and overall retains about 98% of its orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp; brilliant shiny bore, shows very little use. 4-47934 JR19 (22,500-27,500) – Lot 1232

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1236
Revised: 3/12/2015

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*VERY RARE SEMI-DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 SADDLE RING CARBINE.

SN 559314. Cal. .44 WCF (44-40). Late carbine with 20″ bbl, full magazine and square base front sight with 3-leaf express rear sight & a Lyman locking combination tang sight. Left side of receiver has a staple & ring. Mounted with very nicely figured, straight grain American walnut with I-style checkered forearm and capped pistol grip stock that has Winchester trademark embossed hard rubber buttplate and hard rubber grip cap. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is marked with the assembly number “8781” and “R”. The R indicates rubber buttplate. Matching assembly number is also found in top tang channel of buttstock. Model 1892 carbines are not especially rare but any one of them with a special order feature, such as found here, is exceedingly rare. This rifle was produced in about 1910 when most of the country’s business was still being conducted from the back of a horse, buggy or wagon. Firearms of that era usually saw very hard service and are rarely found today with any orig finish. Special order items, such as this, are almost never encountered. CONDITION: About fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 96-98% strong orig blue with the front band retaining about 70% orig blue and the middle band a grey metal patina. Receiver retains about 20% orig blue mixed with flaking with most of the losses from flaking and are now a medium patina with bottom & top edges mostly worn to a silver patina. Stock has hairline crack in the toe, otherwise wood is sound showing moderate wear to checkering with a few light nicks & scratches and retains about 95-96% orig varnish on stock and about 75% on forearm, dull at the receiver. Mechanics are crisp, very bright shiny bore with a few scattered spots of light pitting. 4-54773 JR258 (7,500-12,500) – Lot 1236

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1238
Revised: 3/12/2015

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RARE FIRST PRODUCTION WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 327. Cal. .38 WCF (38-40). Standard grade rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, Beach’s style combination front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight and Lyman combination tang sight. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate. This rifle was probably made within the 1st two weeks of 1892 production. These little rifles were the successor to the Model 1873 and chambered in the same calibers. They were extremely popular with the buying public. They were, in reality a “working man’s gun”. As such, they usually saw hard service, outdoors, under adverse circumstances, and are rarely found today with high orig finish. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 98% strong orig blue with one small cleaned area on bottom of magazine tube that is now a medium patina. Forend cap retains about 95% orig blue. Receiver also retains about 95% glossy orig blue with light, sharp edge wear & a few small scratches. Hammer retains about 75% orig case colors, faded on top edge. Sides of lever retain bright case colors, turned silver on outer faces. Buttplate retains smoky case colors, being mostly a silver patina. Screws are all fine, hammer screw may be replacement. Wood is sound with a few light scratches & nicks, with stock retaining 95-97% orig varnish, and the forearm about 70% orig varnish, showing wear on bottom near receiver. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-54776 JR272 (12,500-17,500) – Lot 1238

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1239
Revised: 3/12/2015

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SCARCE ANTIQUE SPECIAL ORDER THIRD YEAR PRODUCTION WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 37362. Cal. .44 WCF (44-40). Standard grade rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, takedown with Beach’s style combination front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight and Lyman combination tang sight. Mounted with uncheckered American walnut, straight stock and crescent buttplate with trap containing an orig 4-pc brass & steel wiping rod. The Model 1892 succeeded the Model 1873 and was chambered for the same cartridges. With their lighter weight, stronger action and easier handling, they were an instant success and saw widespread service around the world. They were a “working man’s gun” and usually saw very hard service, especially those from the early years and are rarely found today with high orig finish. Given that they were more commonly purchased and used by the working man, they are rarely found with special order features such as takedown and especially the buttplate with trap, an extremely unusual feature on an 1892. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 95-97% strong orig blue, turning a little plum on bbl with a few small scattered spots of surface rust. Bbl extension retains about 50% orig blue with loss areas flaked, not worn, to a medium patina. Receiver retains about 90% strong orig blue with some very fine flaking & light candy striping, showing sharp edge wear. Hammer retains bright case colors on sides & rear edge with top edge dark case colors. Lever retains strong case colors on sides, turned silver on outer faces. Buttplate is a grey metal patina. Wood is sound with a few light nicks & scratches with the buttstock retaining about 98% orig finish & the forearm about 80% showing wear at the carry point. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Wiping rod is fine. 4-54778 JR275 (8,000-12,000) – Lot 1239

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1246
Revised: 3/12/2015

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

SN 16464. Cal. 30 WCF (30-30). Beautiful deluxe rifle with 26″ rnd bbl, full magazine, takedown, Beach’s style combination front sight, platinum line 3-leaf express rear sight and a Lyman tang sight. Bbl has full matted top with address rolled through the matting and caliber marking to the left side. Mounted with spectacular 3X, center crotch, flame grain American walnut with “H” style checkered forearm and capped pistol grip stock that has crescent buttplate. Left side of lower tan, under the wood, is marked with the assembly number “3354”, “XX”, “S”, “R” and “P”. Top tang channel of buttstock has assembly number “2484” which number is also on rear face of buttstock along with “94”. Inside toe of buttplate has the number “2484”. This rifle was produced in 1896 and, undoubtedly was a special order with its color case hardened receiver. A Cody Firearms Museum letter has been ordered that will list this rifle in caliber 30 with rnd bbl, plain trigger, Lyman combination front sight and Lyman combination rear sight with cup disc, color case hardened with matted bbl and checkered pistol grip stock received in warehouse Dec. 14, 1896 and shipped next day to Order #24371. Very few ’94 rifles were ordered with this feature which makes them very rare. Almost certainly there are many other color cae hardened rifles out there but the colors have faded to gray and are no longer recognizable as case colored receivers. Simple excessive handling of the receiver will fade the case colors but more importantly, exposure to the ultraviolet rays of sunlight also fades colors very quickly. Very few of these rifles are found today with orig factory finish. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 96-97% strong orig blue with a few scattered spots of light surface discoloration; bbl extension has a few small dings and retains about 80% bright orig blue; receiver retains brilliant case colors on the sides, lightly faded over the top and turning gray on the bottom; both sides show light surface etching; lever & hammer retain bright case colors, faded on outer faces of lever; buttplate retains strong, bright case colors. Forearm has a series of bruises at the front & rear left side, otherwise wood is sound with a few light nicks & scratches and retains about all of its orig piano varnish finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-55549 JR349 (25,000-40,000) – Lot 1246

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1247
Revised: 3/12/2015

Please Note: Certifiable antique ivory bead sight. Special Note: This item contains or is made of ivory. Do not bid on this lot unless you have read and agreed to our “Ivory Position Statement” and the “Waiver of Legal and Financial Risk to James D. Julia in regards to your Purchase of an Ivory Object“. This information is located in our catalog on pages 30 and 31.

*DELUXE ENGRAVED & INSCRIBED WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 188984. Cal. 25-35. Rare ’94 with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine and Lyman front sight, no provision for rear sight and a Lyman combination tang sight. Bbl address is of the small size and top left flat over the chamber area is marked “NICKEL STEEL BARREL / ESPECIALLY FOR SMOKELESS POWDER”. Mounted with about 2X flame & shell grain American walnut with “F” carved forearm and capped pistol grip buttstock that has crescent buttplate. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is marked with the assembly number “17583” and “X”. Matching assembly number is also found on rear face of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Rear face of buttstock is also marked “94”. Receiver is engraved by John Ulrich in #6 style which consists of the large vignette of a Rocky Mountain Big Horn sheep standing on a promontory and the right side a standing whitetail buck. Both vignettes are surrounded by very fine foliate arabesque patterns that have fine shaded background. Both sides of receiver have small wavelet borders. Matching engraving patterns extend over the five exposed flats of the bbl around the caliber marking, and on sides of bbl extension, sides of lever, outer face of lever, sides & rear edge of hammer, over receiver ring and bottom edges of receiver. Matching patterns are also on forend cap and buttplate tang. Floorplate is engraved, apparently from the factory “A.E. Hammond”. It seems likely that this was a rifle presented to Mr. Hammond and as such saw very little use although it does appear to have been carried & fired. A Cody Firearms Museum letter has been ordered which will list this rifle in caliber 25-35 with oct bbl, plain trigger, extra finish stock, pistol grip, carved style “F”, Lyman front & rear sights, no rear seat, takedown and $10 engraving in No. 6 pattern, received in warehouse 11 Nov. 03 and shipped next day to Order #200218. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 97-98% crisp orig blue with only very light muzzle end and very fine sharp edge wear with one scratch on top flat near front sight; bbl extension retains about all of its orig blue turned a little dull on bottom of the carry point; receiver retains 95-96% bright orig blue, a little dulled on the carry point bottom edge with some light sharp edge wear; lever, hammer & buttplate retain about all of their bright orig case colors, faded on outer faces of lever and moderately faded on buttplate; forend cap retains about 75% orig blue with the main losses from a scrape on left side. Stock has a series of small gouges on the left side at the buttplate, otherwise wood is sound with a few light creases in the finish and light wear on the forearm at the receiver and overall retains about 98% bright piano varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, very bright shiny bore. 4-55555 JR348 (25,000-35,000) – Lot 1247

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1256
Revised: 3/6/2015

Please note: There is no charge to the buyer. We will do everything necessary to acquire the exemption.

Please note: This gun requires an exemption from the NFA amending its status to Curio & Relic. The buyer of the lot will: 1) pay for the gun immediately; 2) gun will be sent to NFA to acquire the exemption; and then 3) once the exemption has been acquired and gun has been returned, it can then be released to the buyer. Please note it normally takes months for this process.

*VERY RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 TRAPPER SADDLE RING CARBINE.

SN 259195. Cal. 32-40. Standard grade carbine with rare 15″ rnd bbl, full magazine, German silver front sight in square base and 900 yd carbine ladder rear sight. Left side of receiver has a stud & ring. Mounted with very nicely figured, uncheckered American walnut with straight stock and carbine buttplate. Forearm is 7-3/4″ long. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms museum letter which identifies this carbine in cal. 32-40 with 15″ bbl, received warehouse Apr. 15, 1905 and shipped Apr. 22, 1905 to order number “7568”. The vast majority of Trapper carbines was sold to South & Central America where they were exposed daily to harsh elements and are rarely found today in any condition and in orig configuration with any orig finish. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 30% orig blue with the balance lightly cleaned and artificially aged; receiver also retains light orig blue under light artificial aging. Wood is sound with only a few light nicks & scratches and retains about all of a wonderfully restored finish. Mechanics are fine; strong bore, frosty in the grooves. 4-47937 JR18 (6,000-10,000) – Lot 1256

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1258
Revised: 3/12/2015

Please Note: Certifiable antique ivory bead sight. Special Note: This item contains or is made of ivory. Do not bid on this lot unless you have read and agreed to our “Ivory Position Statement” and the “Waiver of Legal and Financial Risk to James D. Julia in regards to your Purchase of an Ivory Object“. This information is located in our catalog on pages 30 and 31.

*SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 276795. Cal. 32 WS. Deluxe ’94 with 26″ oct to rnd bbl, 2/3 magazine, replacement Marbles Model 50W front sight and its orig smokeless rear sight. Mounted with 1-2X flame grain American walnut with “H” style checkered forearm and a replacement capped pistol grip stock that has Winchester trademark hard rubber buttplate. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is marked with the assembly number “22192” and “R”. Buttstock is unmarked and is probably a period of use replacement. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle in caliber 32WS with oct bbl, plain trigger, plain checkered pistol grip stock with Lyman “semi-Jack #28” sight, 2/3 magazine and rubber shotgun buttplate, received in warehouse June 11, 1906 and shipped July 31, 1906 to Order #56142. The bbl configuration discrepancy is attributable to a clerical error where the recording clerk simply wrote “octagon” instead of “half octagon half round”. This rifle was produced in 1906 at a time when most business & work was still from the back of a horse, wagon or buggy and carrying a rifle as a daily use tool was a way of life. Most firearms of that era saw very hard use under adverse conditions. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain light orig blue being mostly a blue/brown patina with stronger blue in sheltered areas; receiver shows a restored blue with fine pinprick pitting and a few scattered spots of rust; lever & hammer have also been blued. Buttstock has a loose chip at the toe with a small hairline and a corresponding chip in toe of buttplate, otherwise wood is sound and retains a restored finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with moderate pitting. 4-55396 JR355 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 1258

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1265
Revised: 3/11/2015

Please Note: This bike will be offered with a set of period correct white tires. These tires were not put on the motorcycle for photography purposes, but do convey to the purchaser of the bike.

EXCEEDINGLY RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1909 MOTORCYCLE, ONE OF ONLY TWO WINCHESTER MOTORCYCLES KNOWN OF THE TWO HUNDRED ORDERED BY WINCHESTER 1909-1911.

SN 6908. The Winchester Firearms Co. is one of the worlds most recognizable and iconic brands, generally associated with their internationally famous firearms. The company was built by Oliver F. Winchester, an extremely successful shirt manufacturer in the mid 1800s. Mr. Winchester purchased stock in the floundering Volcanic Arms Co., a company that had evolved from the Smith & Wesson Co., manufactures of handguns. They were producing a series of lever action pistols which were not overly successful when Mr. Winchester bought into the company. In April 1857 Smith & Wesson divested themselves of the Volcanic Co. and Mr. Winchester reorganized it into the New Haven Arms Company. That company produced Volcanic pistols until about 1860 when they began producing a rifle based on the Volcanic action which had been designed by B. Tyler Henry, along with a large caliber (44) rimfire cartridge. The Henry rifle was extremely successful throughout the Civil War and remained popular for many years thereafter. In 1866 Winchester introduced a newly designed rifle which became enormously successful and the company was off and running, remaining in the business until the present. In the late 19th century internal combustion engines were introduced along with rapid improvements in bicycles. An enterprising gentleman by the name of Charles H. Metz (1863-1937) co-founded a bicycle manufacturing company in 1893 in partnership with the Waltham Manufacturing Company which had expanded into automobile & motorcycle manufacturing. The Waltham Manufacturing Company was a subsidiary of the Waltham Watch Company. In 1902 Metz left the Waltham Manufacturing Company and founded the Metz Motorcycle Co. in Waltham, Massachusetts, where in 1905 he joined into partnership with David Marsh who had founded the Marsh Motorcycle Co. in Brockton, Massachusetts. The merger became the American Motorcycle Company. They produced the most reliable engines of the time called the “Marsh-Metz”. At about the same time, in 1906, Edwin F. Merry opened his automobile & motorcycle parts business in San Fransisco, CA. where he became very successful. The Merry Company remains in business today as “Merry Sales”. By the early 1900s the Winchester Co. saw declining business sales and so expanded into numerous other enterprises including tools, ice boxes, bicycles and all forms of sporting equipment, all branded with the Winchester name. With the success of these expanded lines Winchester commissioned the Merry Co. to manufacture a test run of 200 motorcycles “utilizing the finest parts available” including several Winchester patent items. There is no record of the actual number of motorcycles produced, however what is known is that there are only two surviving examples known today, the Model 1909 being sold here is the only one of its model known along with a Model 1910 also being sold in this auction which is also the only one of its model known. This motorcycle has a single cylinder, 6-hp Marsh-Metz engine mounted in its all steel frame. It has bicycle style handlebars with a front leaf spring shock absorbing system. It utilizes bicycles pedals and chain to propel the motorcycle for starting. Once the engine starts the pedals disengage and propulsion is by means of a wide leather belt on a pulley on the left side of the crank case which connects to a rim attached to the rear wheel. The seat is of cowhide mounted on the vertical post with coil spring shock absorbers. The fuel & oil tanks are mounted in the frame. The rear axle has an attached kickstand which is secured into a clip from the back fender during travel. All the metal parts are painted a bright crimson with the iconic “WINCHESTER” trademark on each side of the fuel tank and each end of the parts/tool can which is mounted under the rear fork. This motorcycle had reportedly been the centerpiece of the famous Marion Dietrich collection of over 3,000 pre-1915 motorcycles. He had acquired many items of the collection through trade in his legendary Harley-Davidson dealership in Seattle. When Mr. Dietrich acquired this Model 1909 Winchester it was complete & original, but unrestored and original, needing only some engine maintenance, paint & plating to complete the restoration. This motorcycle has its orig seat, chain and unique headstock badge which identifies it as a Model 1909. It also has a very early variant of the Marsh-Metz engine. The term unique is inadequate to describe the rarity of this motorcycle. Any early 20th century motorcycle is a great rarity but when considering that this is the only one of its type known all terminology and euphemisms are inadequate to convey just how rare this motorcycle really is. PROVENANCE: Marion Deitrich Collection; Ray A. Gibson Collection; Jerry Morrison Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine as restored. All painted surfaces are crisp and bright with no visible flaws. The orig seat shows some soil, stains & crackling but is in fine condition. Other attached pieces and parts are equally fine. Drive belt & tires are modern. The engine was not started but it is presumed that it is in running condition after restoration. 4-54056 JR315 (350,000-600,000) – Lot 1265

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1266
Revised: 3/11/2015

Please Note: Great News! We have some additional information for you: 1) Barrel & magazine tube are matching numbered to rifle. 2) Letter prefix on Serial # is “B” not an “R” which is great because the rifle has many early features. 3) Three renowned collectors of Whitney Arms have stated they believe the engraving is correct and an outstanding example!

VERY RARE DELUXE ENGRAVED WHITNEY-KENNEDY LIGHT FRAME LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN R947. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Spectacular and probably one of a kind deluxe engraved Whitney-Kennedy rifle with 28″ oct bbl, full magazine, gold-washed Beach’s combination front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Top flat of bbl is marked “WHITNEYVILLE ARMORY, CT, U.S.A. KENNEDY”. Caliber marking is on top flat over the chamber area. Lever is the earlier serpentine style. Mounted with very nicely figured center crotch, flame grain American walnut with checkered forearm and straight stock that has crescent buttplate with trap. Receiver is beautifully engraved, probably by Conrad Ulrich, with the large vignette of a hunter in a woodland scene, shooting from behind a tree with a wounded elk in the foreground. Right side has a smaller vignette of a running bull moose in a forest & field scene. Both vignettes are surrounded by very fine foliate arabesque patterns with fine pearled background. Dust cover on the bolt is engraved with intertwined initials that appear to be “WJW”. Floorplate of receiver and lever are engraved with matching foliate arabesque patterns. Top three flats of the bbl, over the chamber area are also engraved to match. Forend cap has a small rnd vignette engraved with a “W”. Buttplate tang has matching foliate arabesque patterns. Left side of upper tang, under the wood, is marked with the matching SN which is also found inside toe of buttplate. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms there were about 15,000 Whitney-Kennedy rifles produced 1879-1886 in at least six calibers and three different styles making this a rather rare specimen. Extremely few were deluxe and of those a very small number were engraved. Whitney-Kennedy arms are very rarely encountered and almost never are found with any orig finish with most having served on the American frontier. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Overall retains about 98% glossy orig blue showing a little more wear on the high points of the receiver with sharp edge wear; hammer retains brilliant case colors; lever tang is moderately flaked, as is the buttplate. Wood is sound with a few scratches in the varnish and overall retains about 98% orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore; appears to have been used very little. 4-55556 JR358 (25,000-35,000) – Lot 1266

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1282
Revised: 3/6/2015

Please note: According to the former owner, this was purchased from Glode Requa who purchased it from Al Kelley. This exact gun was featured in Al Kelley’s ad in The Gun Report, April 1980, on page 2.

RARE CASED NO. 2 PATERSON BELT MODEL PERCUSSION REVOLVER.

SN 60. Cal. 34. Blue finish with 4-1/2″ oct bbl, tiny orig front sight and 1-line “Patent Arms M’g Co Paterson N-J Colt’s Pt.” with small bow tie at each end. Two matching numbered cylinders have five chambers with square shoulders and centaur scene roll marking. Mounted with 1-pc walnut grip, matching numbered to this pistol. SN was observed on rear face of bbl lug, rear face of both cyls, rotating ring, side of trigger, inside back strap, left side of front strap under the grip & hammer. Hammer spring is a replacement. Accompanied by an orig fluted lid, burgundy velvet lined mahogany casing that has an empty nickel silver plaque in the lid and brass escutcheon in the bottom front. Interior is recessed for the revolver, a sgl cavity ball mold with three turned walnut handles that have brass ferrules, an orig charger matching numbered “84”, an orig capper numbered “200” in the base and inside the lid, a combination loading tool with intact nipple pick, turn screw and nipple wrench and a brass cleaning rod with turned walnut handle and brass ferrule. There was a total of about 850 Belt Model No. 2 & No. 3 revolvers produced 1837-1840. The No. 2 revolver was produced in two styles with flared grip & straight grip. These revolvers were very popular and are rarely found today in any circumstance with any orig finish. Very few of these little revolvers survive today and of those extremely few are cased. To find one with a complete set of accessories is extraordinarily rare. CONDITION: Fine, all matching except wedge which is unnumbered but is an orig Paterson wedge. Bbl retains traces of blue in the most sheltered areas with thin blue on sides of bbl lug and scattered over the bbl flats with the loss areas a dark patina and one area of light pitting; frame retains 20-30% orig blue with the loss areas a light to medium patina, showing stronger blue on cyl plate; grip frame retains traces of blue being mostly a mottled silver brown patina; one cyl retains traces of blue with the balance a dark patina and shows about 50% centaur cyl scene roll marking; the other cyl is an even dark brown patina with scattered pitting and shows 50-60% centaur scene roll marking. Grip has a couple of grain checks on right side, otherwise is sound showing moderate to heavy wear and a dark hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with good shine and moderate pitting. Case is sound with numerous light nicks & scratches in the varnish and overall retains about 85% strong orig varnish with most of the losses on the top. Interior is moderately to heavily faded inside the lid and moderately faded in the bottom with heavy soil; charger is fine and retains about 60% orig copper finish on the body and strong gold wash on the cyl end; mold retains thin blue, turning a little plum with crisp cavity and fine handles; capper is very fine showing about all of its fine detail and a medium to dark brass patina; tool is a dark metal patina and is fine; cleaning rod is a dark brass patina with solid handle. Altogether a wonderful and complete cased No. 2 Paterson. 8-76410 JR368 (80,000-120,000) – Lot 1282

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1286
Revised: 3/6/2015

Please note: This is a 3 screw gun that was cut for shoulder stock during its period of use.

COLT 3RD MODEL MARTIAL DRAGOON PERCUSSION REVOLVER.

SN 11443. Cal. 44. Conforms to other martially marked 3rd Model Dragoons with 7-1/2″ oct to rnd bbl, German silver front blade sight and New York City address. Left side of frame has a small “COLTS PATENT” over a small “U.S.”. The unplated brass trigger guard & back strap contain a 1-pc walnut grip that has the outline of an inspector’s cartouche on each side. Most of the major parts also have small inspector initials. Cyl has usual six chambers with Dragoon/Indian fights scene roll marking and “MODEL U.S.M.R. / COLT’S PATENT” cartouche surrounding the SN. All six safety pins are serviceable. The 3rd Model Dragoon was the most prolific of the Dragoons with about 10,500 produced during the period 1851-1861. This particular gun was made in first year production of 3rd models in 1851. The 3rd Model Dragoons were generally issued to front line units fighting Indians in the West then continued in service throughout the Civil War. This gun is a nice, honest “as found” example with fine patina. CONDITION: Good to very good overall. All matching SNs. Wedge screw is restored. Gun has an overall grey/brown patina with scattered areas of staining and pitting. Markings all fairly discernible (“PATENT” in “COLTS PATENT” was weakly struck). Cylinder scene of Dragoon-Indian fight worn but mostly discernible when glinted in light with matching color to the rest of the gun. Brass is clean from handling with mustard patina. There are numerous small dings and dents on butt where pistol was used as a tack hammer. There is a shallow groove cut into bottom of butt grip of unknown purpose. Stocks are sound and well fit with well worn patina. There is a 1″ x 1/2″ inset wood repair on right stock at rear toe. 4-55342 (12,500-17,500) – Lot 1286

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1289
Revised: 3/6/2015

Important Additional Information: This Colt revolver is accompanied by a 20-page letter by noted Colt scholar and author R.L. Wilson detailing its history and significance.

EXTREMELY RARE CASED SPECIAL ENGRAVED COLT BABY DRAGOON MADE FOR THE 1851 CRYSTAL PALACE EXHIBITION IN LONDON.

SN 13538. This Colt baby dragoon conforms to other examples with 5″ oct bbl, 2-line New York address and is among the last of these Model 1848 pistols manufactured in 1850. This gun however is among only a handful of Colt revolvers identified as being on display at Colt’s display at “The Great Exhibition of 1851” at the Crystal Palace in London. This exhibition was in short the first “World’s Fair” with some of the greatest displays of technology from all over the globe. In an accompanying letter of provenance from noted Colt authority and expert R.L. Wilson; he convincingly attributes this gun as to one of nine serial numbers known of specially prepared decorated revolvers for exhibition purposes at this event. Samuel Colt himself in a July 1849 letter spelled out to “have made show pistols, put up in the most elegant style possible”. Among these guns were gifts to Prince Albert and Prince Edward who was later King Edward VII. These particular pistols are highly engraved with detailed floral scrolls and feathered borders with almost total coverage on frames, bbl housings, muzzles, loading arm pivots, hammers, trigger guards and backstraps. Factory engraving is thought to have been performed by Joseph Delaney who was employed at the Colt factory circa 1849-1851 in Hartford and later at the Colt London factory 1852-1858 (Herbert Houze, Colt Factory Engravers of the 19th Century 2012). Pistol is retained in a contemporary mahogany Colt casing with fine flask and cartridge pack along with other accessories. This gun is to be pictured in upcoming R.L. Wilson book Sam Colt and his Legacy: Chronicling the Legend, Art and History. Engraved baby dragoons are quite scarce and exhibition grade guns like this with well figured burl stocks rarely come to market. CONDITION: Very good to fine overall. Gun appears orig and matching throughout. It is interesting that the screws are engraved in two distinct styles where frame and loading assembly screws have a flower design, backstrap, trigger guard and wedge screws are starburst design. About 20% bright blue is found on bbl especially in sheltered areas with the balance gray/plum with areas of staining and pitting. Engraving is especially crisp overall. Top line in address is weakly struck. Frame and hammer exhibit traces of muted case colors with balance crisp and sharp silver gray patina. Cylinder is a matching gray with areas of pitting, rolled stagecoach hold up cylinder scene is about 90% discernible. Safety pins are present though two are smashed. Backstrap and trigger guard retain virtually all of their orig silver. Plating and grips retain about 98% of their orig bright varnish with only reductions at edges. Mechanically gun functions with crisp well discerned bore. Accompanying casing is sound, with glued repair to top right slat in lid. Purple velvet lining is faded and worn in areas where gun contacts. Partitions are complete, though the cloth coverings are scuffed and worn through in areas. Brass 2 cavity mold has numerous small dents and dings, Colt patent markings are well struck and easily discerned. Eagle flask is fine, retaining much of its orig finish. Cartridge pack is also fine as is “L” shaped tool which retains most of its orig dull blue finish. Japanned cap tin has reproduction label. 4-55192 JS (25,000-45,000) – Lot 1289

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1337
Revised: 3/11/2015

Please Note: There is a typographical error in the catalog text. The Serial Number should read 181870.

SCARCE CASED COLT HARTFORD, LONDON MODEL 1851 NAVY PERCUSSION REVOLVER.

SN 18170. Cal 36. Blue & color case hardened with 7-1/2″ oct bbl, brass pin front sight & 1-line New York address with dashes. Left side of frame is marked “COLTS PATENT” and left shoulder of trigger guard is marked “36 CAL”. Cylinder is usual 6-shots with Ormsby naval battle scene roll marking and all 6 safety pins are crisp and serviceable. The silver plated brass trigger guard & backstrap contain straight grained, varnished, 1-pc walnut grip. Serial number on frame is accompanied by a small “L”, signifying that this revolver was intended for Colt’s London Agency. Accompanied by a green baize lined, English walnut casing that has round escutcheon in the lid and a mortised lock. Inside the lid has Colt’s directions for loading & cleaning label. Bottom is compartmented for the revolver, a rare Dixon bag flask marked “COLTS NAVY FLASK”, an early brass 2-cavity “COLTS PATENT” mold with bright steel sprue cutter, an L-shaped nipple wrench, an all steel cleaning rod, an orig tin of Eley’s caps and an extra mainspring. These Colt London Navy revolvers were very popular among British officers and usually saw extensive hard service around the world in the Victorian empire. At that time, as was the saying, “The sun never sets on the British Empire”. This gun based on SN was made at the end of the Civil War early in 1865 where a good inventory of revolvers existed in Hartford. PROVENANCE: Norm Flayderman Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching but not disassembled to examine internally as pistol appears all original and as found. Bbl retains about 97-98% crisp, glossy, bright blue with sharp edge wear, light scratches and several dents on first bbl edge above lever screw on left. Rammer & handle retain brilliant case colors. Frame & hammer also retain bright case colors. Cylinder retains about 70-80% blue with the balance gray/plum and shows all its Ormsby naval battle scene roll marking, with many very small dents and blemishes. All 6 safety pins are crisp. Trigger guard & backstrap retain about 25% orig silver plate. There are a set of 3 initials H.B.E. finely scratched with crosshatching into butt strap. Grip retains most of its original varnish with many small dings and dents with edge wear. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. Case is sound with normal handling & use nicks & scratches and retains much of its orig varnish. Brass case screws and escutcheon have a yellow patina. Lock mortise is missing escutcheon on face for key. Interior is fairly sound with good color and some fading and spotting on bottom. Label has several small reductions with some moderate soil and is yellowed. Flask has a couple of small dents with some streaking on both sides and retains about 95% crisp orig finish. Mold appears unused with discoloration on the bright metal sprue cutter. Cap tin retains faded top label. Extra mainspring retains most of its color, Dixon marked pewter oiler is also in extremely fine condition. 4-54423 JS9 (8,000-12,000) – Lot 1337

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1338
Revised: 3/13/2015

Please Note: In addition to the rammer being numbered 126796, the barrel also carries the same number. We are certain these were period replacements.

FINE COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY REVOLVER INSCRIBED TO “LT CHARLES MONROE, 8TH MAINE” KILLED IN ACTION COLD HARBOR, VIRGINIA.

SN 127538. This is a fine “as found” example of a Colt Navy revolver inscribed on buttstrap “Lieut. CF Monroe/8th Reg ME Vols”. This gun is in the kind of condition Civil War collectors dream of with traces of bright finish with a nice dark, untouched patina in orig military style flap holster that fits gun well. Charles Monroe entered service from Livermore, Maine at Augusta September 7, 1861 as a Sgt. This unit saw service in the Carolina expeditions and saw most of its service in the Carolina’s and Florida. The unit lost many men to disease, most were paroled early in 1864 but Lt. Monroe who had been promoted twice in 1862 re-upped and joined his regiment in April of ’64 in Virginia. This gun was made in mid 1862, the same time as his promotion to lieutenant. The unit took part in the battle of Cold Harbor losing 79 men; killed, wounded and missing. Lt. Monroe was one such casualty dying of his wounds June 6, 1864. PROVENANCE: Norm Flayderman Estate Collection. CONDITION: Gun is all matching with exception of loading arm which is numbered 6796, however color and patina match well and appears to have originated on gun from time of use. Markings are all crisp and easily discerned including inscription. There are strong traces of blue finish in protected areas of bbl with remainder a plum/brown. Cyl has a similar plum color with tiny traces of blue. Cyl scene of naval battle is mostly discernible though worn at high area. There are strong traces of case color on frame with balance gray/silver. Backstrap and trigger guard have strong traces of orig silver with balance a brass patina. Stocks retain 95% plus orig varnish with scattered small blemishes and wear at edges. Several screws retain some of their fire blue. There are scattered dings and dents on wedge and wedge slot. Mechanically gun is sluggish and tight, bore exhibits well defined rifling though pitted. Accompanying holster which Mr. Flayderman’s original tag states is orig fits gun well and is in similar fine condition and exhibiting much of its orig brown finish. Closure tab is torn and missing finial or button that tab orig attached. 4-54434 JS24 (3,000-4,000) – Lot 1338

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1371
Revised: 3/14/2015

Please Note: The top edge of the clip point was beveled and polished. This exact knife is pictured in a 1975 Gun Report article (page 57, April 1975). We also were shown a photograph of the knife without a scabbard shown in 1970 when owned by Walter J. O’Connor, a noted collector of early Americana.

VERY RARE AND IMPORTANT CIRCA 1830 GUARDLESS COFFIN HANDLED, SILVER MOUNTED AMERICAN BOWIE KNIFE.

This exact knife is pictured on page 446 of Norm Flayderman’s Iconic Text The Bowie Knife, though the actual maker of the handful of knives of this pattern unknown. Some literature identifies the maker as the Arkansas blacksmith James Black. Regardless, the state of Arkansas values their “James Black” made Bowie as it is prominently displayed in the State Museum as the finest Bowie knife. Bowie knife collectors know of the importance and the allure of this earliest form of American Bowie knives. There has not been an original example of this maker on the market in many years and Norm never offered this knife for sale and was found in his desk by family recently. Of the numerous James Black stories being the originator of the original Bowie knife, Arkansas Governor A. H. Garland, who claimed personal familiarity with James Black, is the basis of Arkansas Judge William Popes book Early Days in Arkansas…Personal Recollections of an Old Settler 1895. “The Bowie-knife had its origin in as peaceable a manner and purpose as did the fowling-piece of the sportsman. In 1827 or 1828 there came to Washington, Arkansas, from where, I do not know, a man named Black, who was an expert workman in all kinds of metals, being also a gunsmith, who had possessed the secret of tempering steel to a hardness that has not been equaled since. There was then living at Walnut Hills, Lafayette County, a wealthy planter named Reason (Rezin) Bowie, brother of the celebrated James Bowie…On one of his visits to Washington (Reason) called on Black and engaged him to make a hunting knife after a certain pattern of his own designing. Bowie whittled out of the top of cigar box the exact shape of the knife he desired made. He told the smith that he wanted a knife that would disjoint the bones of a bear or deer without gaping or turning the edge of the blade. Black undertook the job and turned out the implement of the hunt which was afterwards known as the Bowie-Knife. The hilt was elaborately ornamented with silver designs. Black’s charge for the work was $10, but Bowie was so pleased with the excellence of the knife he gave the maker $50…I do not hesitate to make the statement that no genuine Bowie knives have ever been made outside of the state of Arkansas, for when Black died, sometime after the late war, his secret for tempering the steel which was the main point of excellence of the Bowie-Knife died with him…” Regardless who made these knives, there are no more then 2 or 3 complete specimens known. PROVENANCE: Rick Mack Collection. Norm Flayderman Estate Collection. CONDITION: 5-1/2″ single edge, clip point is overall bright with polishing and old sharpening. Scattered areas of staining and pitting typical of this maker are the silver plates over the ricasso which are complete, though worn, as are the sheet silver. Edging to dark wood grip. Knife has two silver escutcheon attached with 2 pins on either side. There are four indiscernible initials carved on one escutcheon and some old scratching on one silver bolster. There are 6 silver pins with matching grommets around each escutcheon (one grommet is restored). The silver scabbard is complete with silver soldered drag and silver plated frog button, all sound and solid, with silver patina with numerous small scratches, dents and dings. Belt loop and frog, which attaches to frog button, is torn and come unsewn on one side and the old iron rivet repairs are both broken, one rivet missing. 4-54457 JS7 (20,000-30,000) – Lot 1371

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1415
Revised: 3/3/2015

Please note: We have just learned of a very interesting in-depth article about this gun maker which features images of a very similar rifle. This information will accompany the gun.

HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT ANTEBELLUM RIFLE MADE BY LOUIS HOFFMAN VICKSBURG, MISSISSIPPI FOR J. CULBERTSON, CAPTAIN CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA.

Cal. 50. 49-3/4″ overall. 4-3/4″ x 1-1/4″ buttplate. 33-1/2″ full oct rifle bbl marked “LOUIS HOFFMAN VICKSBURG MISS.” This rifle has six engraved silver inlays, one of which is the “running deer” cheekpiece inlay. In addition, two inlays are missing, one a shield inlay behind the bbl tang and a second one at the bottom of the forestock. The two ramrod pipes are silver as are the engraved nosecap, trigger guard, toeplate and buttplate. The elegant silver capbox is finely engraved and features the name “J. CULBERTSON”. The stock is checkered at the wrist and the percussion lockplate is profusely engraved and includes the date 1859. The rifle has double set triggers and the bbl tang extends 5-1/2″ into the wrist. (Genealogy of the Culbertson and Culberson Families Louis R. Culbertson, 1923) “Jacob Culbertson graduated as #7 in his class from West Point, serving as a cadet from 1 July 1846 to 1 July 1850. He served in Key West, Florida, in 1850 and became Second Lieutenant of the 4th Artillery 11 December 1850. From 1850-51 he served at Ft. Columbus, New York; from 1851-1852 at Ft. Mackinac, Michigan; from 1852-53, 1853-56 at West Point, New York, being assigned as Assistant Professor of Natural and Experimental Philosophy in the Military Academy. He was First Lieutenant, 4th Artillery, 14 February 1856, and resigned 10 January 1857. Culbertson served with the Confederate forces from 1861-1866. He served as a Lieutenant at Bowling Green, Warren County, Kentucky, during the Civil War. He served in the defense of Fort Henry and in the absence of a superior officer, commanded the batteries which engaged the federal gunboats at the siege of Fort Donaldson, where he was captured and held prisoner at Camp Chase and Johnson’s Island until exchanged. A commission as Major was issued to him early in the war, but did not reach him until near the close of the war. Capt. Culbertson fired the first shots in defense of the small village of Coffeeville, Mississippi. According to Tilghman’s report, “The first shot fired from the Parrott guns of Captain Heddon’s battery, under the direction of Capt. Culbertson, chief of artillery of my division, wounded Colonel Mizner and killed his orderly and three men, …” He then was a farmer and school teacher near Jackson, Mississippi, 1866-1884. Jacob and Caroline were farming in Rankin County, Mississippi, in 1870 and in Livingston, Madison County, Mississippi, in 1880. Their farm in south Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi, was known as “Strawberry Hill””. Louis Hoffman, the maker of this rare Civil War era rifle, was a well known gun maker in antebellum Vicksburg and after. Doug Eberhart and R L Wilson in their text The Deringer in America, Volume 1 state “The son of a Prussian Army officer, Louis Ferdinand Alexander Hoffman was born in Stettin, Germany on November 23, 1823. He emigrated to New York in 1852, settling first in Paterson, New Jersey, moving on to St. Louis, and arriving finally in Vicksburg in 1853. He worked initially at the machine shops and foundry of Cimmerman and Reading, but as soon as he had saved enough money, opened his own gun shop. In the Vicksburg Weekly Whig of October 7, 1857 Hoffman advertised that “He will make new rifles to order; stock guns and pistols in a superior manner; and do all the repairing in the shortest notice.” Four years later the Vicksburg Daily Evening Citizen of May 2, 1861 carried an ad listing Hoffman as a “Wholesale dealer in guns, pistols, revolvers, gun materials, sporting apparatus, fishing tackle, & all kinds of repairing in this line done by the best workmen at the most reasonable rates”. The Civil War saw Hoffman repairing guns for the Confederacy until the fall of Vicksburg, when he became a Master Armorer for the Union Army. However, his considerable fortune had been lost and he was deeply in debt when the War ended. Unwilling to renege on his debts, he once again built up his guns and hardware business and proved an astute real estate entrepreneur as well. By 1868, he had expanded his business to include farm implements and household appliances as well as “every variety of pistols, including single barrel, double barrel, four barrel, five barrel, six barrel, Derringer, Allen, Colt, Smith & Wesson, Remington, pepper box & guns of every price and style, single barrel shot guns, muskets, double barrel guns with one barrel rifle and the other smooth bore…” Pre-Civil War era Mississippi made rifles are quite rare and this is a honest silver mounted example identified to a prominent Confederate artillery officer. CONDITION: 4 plugged holes on muzzle end of bbl suggests that rifle at one time had a false muzzle or bullet starter. There is a sliver of wood missing above the lock and a small sliver behind the nosecap on the right hand side. The silver spur on the rear of the trigger guard has been badly bent and poorly restored. Silver 7/8″ rectangle inlet into the top bbl flat forward of the rear sight. The middle screw in the bbl tang may be in place of an orig post sight. 4-55303 JS (15,000-25,000) – Lot 1415

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1425
Revised: 3/12/2015

Please Note: It has always been thought and believed that this is a Walker Colt pistol he is holding. The image is published in 2002 as Walker and we agree. Some viewers have proposed that it might be a Colt Dragoon. Because this is an ambrotype and the image is not perfect, and because Civil War era images are always a reverse image, we cannot guarantee this is a Walker.

 

RARE AND UNIQUE CONFEDERATE AMBROTYPE SHOWING CRYSTAL CLEAR “COLT WALKER”.

This is no doubt the finest photograph to ever surface showing a soldier with such a well defined Colt Walker revolver brandished across his chest. This exact photograph was pictured in the 2002 Confederate Calendar where a copy is included stating the potential ID of the brothers and the units they served. This image originated in North Georgia and the Williams brothers appear ready for war. One brother holds a Colt M-1849 pocket model in Confederate uniform with rare forked-tongue buckle and cap box where brother with Walker appears to have lieutenants insignia on collar with sword belt plate. You can see in photographs that the Walker is crystal clear showing details of its unique loading assembly, rnd bbl and oct bbl housing. Mr. Williams is holding the Colt in half-cock position with finger on trigger with a determined look that he was ready to face the enemy. Fine images of Confederates holding identified handguns, even common ones are quite scarce. Of the few images known of earlier vintage with Colt Walkers; none compare with the clarity of this Confederate sixth plate ambrotype. PROVENANCE: Williams Family, Catoosa County, GA, Peggy Dillard Collection. CONDITION: Very good to fine with excellent clarity and contrast. Some scratching on emulsion that do no affect esthetics overall. This is a superior conditioned ambrotype by any standards for content and clarity. Complete with its original protector in contemporary paper veneered casing. 4-54476 JS (10,000-20,000) – Lot 1425

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1427
Revised: 3/13/2015

Please Note: The medal here is General Custer’s M.O.L.L.U.S. medal. As we have stated, it is the only George Armstrong Custer medal to our knowledge left in private hands. The image in our catalog associated with the medal in some of the advertisements depict Custer decked out in his regale wearing a medal on his breast. We did not indicate in the catalog or in writing that he was wearing this actual M.O.L.L.U.S. medal because it is not the M.O.L.L.U.S. medal. It is another medal known as “Military Society of the Army of the Potomac”. Despite the fact that we never stated that this was the M.O.L.L.U.S., we do not want anyone to be confused or to think otherwise. To conclude with, there is nothing wrong with the image. There is nothing wrong with the description. The lot is as we purported it to be and a truly historic, fabulous and exciting lot.

RARE GOLD AND ENAMEL MOLLUS MEDAL BELONGING AND ISSUED TO GENERAL GEORGE ARMSTRONG CUSTER.

This badge, well provenanced, descended in Libbie Custer’s Estate. SN 1641 is documented in Union Blue by Carroon & Shoaf as being membership number of Custer. The Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (MOLLUS) was organized April 15, 1865, as word of President Abraham Lincoln’s death spread throughout the country, three Union Army officer friends met in Philadelphia to discuss the tragic news. Rumors from Washington of a conspiracy to destroy the Federal government by assassination of its leaders prompted the three officers to form an organization that could help thwart future threats to the national government. A mass meeting of Philadelphia veterans was held on April 20, 1865 top leaders renewed allegiance to the Union and to plan for participation in the funeral arrangements for the President. The Philadelphia officers, who served as an honor guard for President Lincoln’s funeral cortege, met again after the funeral was over to establish a permanent organization of officers and former officers patterned after the Society of Cincinnati established after the Revolutionary War. The name they chose, the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, first appeared in a notice calling a meeting on May 31, 1865 at Independence Hall. Since its inception, the MOLLUS membership has included nearly 12,000 Civil War officers. At its zenith, the MOLLUS counted practically every prominent officer among its ranks. Among them were Generals Ulysses S. Grant, William T. Sherman; Lt. Generals Philip H. Sheridan, Nelson A. Miles and John M. Schofield; Major General Winfield Scott Hancock, George B. McClellan, Rutherford B. Hayes, George Armstrong Custer, Grenville M. Dodge; Admiral David G. Farragut; Rear Admirals Bancroft Gherardi and George W.Melville. In addition to Ulysses S. Grant and Rutherford B. Hayes, original Companions Chester A. Arthur, Benjamin Harrison and William McKinley served as Presidents of the United States. Very few items can be traced so closely to Custer’s personal ownership. This is no doubt the rarest personal object of the iconic Custer privately owned. PROVENANCE: George Armstrong Custer, Libbie Custer, Margaret Flood, 1933, Spinks, Lot No. 1072, August 23, 2012. CONDITION: 5.5 grams, gold and enamel, 31mm x 31mm x 4mm. Obverse American eagle with olive branch and arrows in talons. Surrounded by motto “LEX REGIT” (Law Rules)/”ARMA TUENTUR” (Arms Defend). The reverse has device of crossed swords over faces inside wreath surrounded “M. O. LOYAL LEGION U. S.”/”MDCCCLXV”. Loop is engraved “1641”. Tri-colored red, white and blue silk ribbon. Fine overall as seen in photos. 4-54478 JS (50,000-70,000) – Lot 1427

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1496
Revised: 3/6/2015

Additional Information: We have been contaced by knowledgeable scholars on Bedford & Somerset Co. long rifles, who have presented evidence that this rifle is attributed to Peter Dormayer (Dunmeyer). A detailed article related to Dormayer characteristics will be included.

BEAUTIFUL HIGHLY DECORATED PERCUSSION CURLY MAPLE RIFLE WITH 25 SILVER INLAYS.

SN NSN. 41″ full oct 41 Cal. rifled unmarked bbl. Overall 56″, butt is 4-1/8″ x 1-1/4″. Beautifully figured curly maple stock with incised carving to rear of cheekpiece. Cheekpiece is decorated with a 3″ oval silver inlay engraved with American eagle and two silver engraved key shaped inlays under cheekpiece. 4-pc brass patchbox has 8 piercings and is not engraved. 25 silver inlays are nicely engraved and tastefully used. Late percussion lock made by Joseph Golcher. One large silver inlay nicely encircles the bbl tang. Brass engraved sideplate is held in place by one lock screw and two brass nails. Suggestive of guns made in Somerset/Huntington areas of PA. Double set triggers. A great example of a highly decorated and carved rifle. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Douglas Sirkin. CONDITION: Very nice, highly decorated, well done Kentucky rifle. Small crack in stock between trigger and lock, probably result of broken main spring; no wood has been replaced. 2 screws missing from lower plate of patchbox and 4 tacks added to bottom plate to keep it in place. Brass 4-7/8″ toeplate has been incorrectly replaced. Percussion lock is pitted so Golcher’s name is illegible. Small piece of wood missing above front of lock. None of the problems with this rifle are beyond repair and could be nicely handled by a competent conservator. 4-50088 RG17 (7,000-15,000) – Lot 1496

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1519
Revised: 3/14/2015

Please Note: The pistol is reconverted from percussion.

EARLY 18TH CENTURY CURLY MAPLE FLINTLOCK AMERICAN PISTOL.

SN NSN. 9″ full oct unmarked 41 Cal. smooth bbl pinned to curly maple stock. Overall 14-3/4″. Brass trigger guard and ramrod ferrules are of early American design. Unique grip curves inward and ends in a flattened ball. Lock is very early hand forged German style. All indications are this is a very early, possibly Revolutionary War era pistol. PROVENANCE: Ex-John Laidacker Collection. Collection of Dr. Douglas Sirkin. CONDITION: Fine. Complete and working with only minor surface dings and scratches. 4-49951 RG50 (8,000-10,000) – Lot 1519

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1522
Revised: 3/14/2015

Please Note: The front 2″ of the stock has been replaced.

REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA, ORWIGSBURG MARKED KENTUCKY STYLE PISTOL.

SN NSN. This two stage brass bbl pistol measures about 14″ overall with 8″, 60 cal bore. BBl is marked “ORWIGSBURG”. Orwigsburg was a community near Schuylkill River in Pennsylvania dating from the mid-18th century though not being established as a town until the 19th century. Gun is mounted on walnut stock from reused European parts including Birmingham proofed bbl. Lock is possibly marked “SHARPE” who John Sharpe was a known source of trade locks during this era (though the “R” appears to be an “N” on engraved name). PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Douglas Sirkin. CONDITION: Very good overall. Reconverted using old hammer and frizzen with darker patina than rest of lock. Top jaw and top jaw screw are replaced. Barrel and lock markings discernible. Brass cleaned overall with staining and pitting. “ORWIGSBURG” marking is unknown and its meaning or when engraved is not known or warrantied. There is a repair to right side buttplate tang which may be contemporary note brass pin about 2″ from end of taper. Front thimble is probable replacement with different patina than ramrod pipe. Stock is refinished with several glued repairs including above lock, forward of lock and several insets or putty repairs in forestock. Mechanically sloppy with smooth, eroded bore. 4-49888 JS331 (4,000-7,000) – Lot 1522

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2003
Revised: 3/3/2015

Additional information: Great news! The consignor has informed us that the gun came from “San Patrico County, Texas Sheriff’s Department”. This gun is listed in the Tracy Hill Ultimate Thompson book, and in Gordon Herigstad’s Colt Thompson book.

**COLT THOMPSON MODEL 1921/28AC WITH U.S. NAVY & “8” OVERSTAMP MARKING (C&R).

SN 13727. Cal. .45 ACP. Bbl is 12-3/4″ with compensator. This Colt Thompson retains its orig buttstock without any provision for sling swivels, which also retains its Remington proof mark on the wood just below the attachment hardware. Also included in this lot is one after market 50-rnd drum which is marked on the front only “50 CARTRIDGES CAL. 45 WIND TO 9 CLICKS”. Consignor states this is a good operating drum. This Colt Thompson has the usual markings on the right side of receiver “AUTO-ORDNANCE CORPORATION. NEW YORK. U.S.A.” together with patent dates. Left side of receiver has typical Thompson sub-machine gun & Colt’s Patent Firearms Mfg. Co. markings with “U.S. NAVY” added above the model of 1921 orig marking. There has also been an “8” overstamped over the “1” in 1921. Lower assembly & upper assembly match in SN. Compensator has Cutts logo & patent dates. Internal parts are 1928 parts. Wood appears to be orig to the gun and a pleasing dark brown finish. Consignor states that this specimen was at one time in the hands of a Texas Police Department and that the blemishes in the finish on the left side are from improper rack storage. Firing mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This weapon appears fully functional. Drum fits properly in the receiver. CONDITION: Overall finish & appearance is extremely fine to near excellent. When viewed from the right side, the appearance is truly outstanding with a few slight scratches in the finish & some wear to the compensator as well as a couple of noticeable dings in the buttstock. When viewed from the left side, there are some significant blemishes on the upper receiver just to the rear of the drum feedway and right above the Model 1921 markings with a lesser loss of finish over the Colt address markings. There is also some pitting in these areas as well as, along the high points of the rear sight, protective channels. Wood shows some dings & light scratches from handling. Bore is shiny & bright with some frosting in the grooves and on lands. Bolt face and internals are extremely fine. Lyman rear sight also extremely fine. Drum is in near new condition with virtually all of its finish remaining. This specimen of the top quality iconic Thompson sub-machine gun would make an outstanding display piece and yet still could be taken out to the range without diminishing its value. 4-55301 (25,000-35,000) – Lot 2003

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2008
Revised: 3/16/2015

Please Note: Gun is not included in this lot. Only the barrel.

EXTREMELY SCARCE GERMAN WWII CURVED BBL CHUTE WITH SIGHT APPARATUS FOR MP 43/MP 44/STG 44 (KRUMMLAUF).

This exceedingly scarce accessory to the German assault rifle is complete with its intact and serviceable sighting apparatus, as well as its screw-on grenade cup attachment. Marked on the curve of the bbl near the hooded front sight is “VG 13”. On the bottom of the clamp assembly are two letters “GG”. The first thought one has when seeing this item is that it must have been clamped on German rifles in order to shoot around corners of buildings. Its intended use was more directed towards armor crewmen who could clamp this onto their assault rifles and then direct their fire at enemy personnel attacking their tank. This afforded them the ability to shoot without completely exposing themselves to enemy fire. A very ingenious idea implemented in the later stages of WWII. What makes this specimen even more rare is that it has the grenade launching cup screwed onto the muzzle. It appears complete to include the gas port cut off ring below the prismatic optic. The optic has a triangular deflection shield between the bbl and the front glass of the optic so that the gasses escaping from the ports would not cloud or damage the sight glass. Although clamp is functional and will hold, the retention screw was broken at one time and repaired by drilling and inserting a pin inside the threaded bolt. This pin has itself broken and although in the full closed position there is sufficient threads to hold the clamp shut, this needs to be repaired again. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is extremely fine with over 95% of a dark green thick enamel finish over red primer on the sight apparatus with over 85% blued finish remaining on the bbl and attached parts. The mounting block for the prismatic sight has more of a grey patina appearance. The sight glasses are clear and serviceable, although the rear glass has one small chip in the left edge area. One can view the front sight post clearly. The rifled bbl shows evidence of firing, but still has bright, strong rifling. This incredible and intricate piece of firearms engineering is a wonderful opportunity for the advanced German military and/or Class 3 collector. It is photographed here mounted on a MP 43/1 as an example. The assault rifle is NOT included in this lot but is available, being auctioned in this same sale. 4-54744 (15,000-20,000) – Lot 2008

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2037
Revised: 3/11/2015

Please Note: We have just received some additional history on this cannon. It was NOT taken to New York, but was according to Wayne Stark’s 1984 Cannon Registry, donated to a GAR Post #134 in 1946 and was on display at the local GAR in Wood River, Nebraska until it eventually sold. It was also featured on a television series “Sons of Guns” on Discovery Channel in 2010.

EXTREMELY RARE CONFEDERATE NEW ORLEANS MADE 12-POUND BRONZE NAPOLEON ON CARRIAGE WITH LIMBER.

SN 30. This spectacular gun, just recently discovered, is the only privately owned New Orleans made Napoleon cannon. Bronze gun metal was not available to the foundries in New Orleans so a proclamation was sent out from Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard to the Southern States to send their bells to N.O. to help the war effort. This is no doubt one of the Napoleons cast by Leeds from bells sent to New Orleans from churches, plantations and such across the South. Records of Leeds & Co, New Orleans indicate they shipped two light 12 pdrs on the December 19, 1861…probably foundry #19 & 20; by February 19th they shipped four more #5,30,37,and 38. Robertson’s Alabama Battery had four Leeds Napoleons on Ruggles line at Shiloh in April of ’62 of which gun was most likely one. The Federals reported capturing six Leeds Napoleons after the battle of Missionary Ridge. It seems safe to say this gun was at Shiloh and quite possibly captured at Missionary Ridge. The other five known examples listed in Field Artillery Weapons of the Civil War by Hazlett, Olmstead & Parks, 2004 are all in museums or owned by National Park Service. Other listed existing SNs are 19, which is at the Petersburg National Battlefield Park; SN 38, at John Browning Museum, Rock Island. IL; SNs 45 & 53, on display at Augusta Arsenal Museum, GA; and SN 49, at Carlisle Barracks, PA. SN 30, which we offer here, is in beautiful condition with complete markings as on other examples: “1862” on left trunnion, “LEEDS & CO. NEW ORLEANS” on right trunnion. This cannon is mounted on an exacting #2 regulation field carriage with limber and implements. This cannon is ready to be taken into the field and get revenge on the Yankees who originally captured her and took her to New York. This is the only Confederate Napoleon to ever be offered at public auction and we can find only two Confederate 6-pound bronze tubes ever auctioned in the last 30 years. There are no more than 4 or 5 Confederate bronze Napoleons by any maker that are privately owned; this is your opportunity to get the most desirable bronze Confederate cannon extant. CONDITION: Very good as can be seen in photographs, as is carriage and limber. Markings are crisp and fine. 4-54465 (200,000-250,000) – Lot 2037

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2136
Revised: 3/14/2015

Please note: The description of the carriage was inadvertently left out, and should read: Accompanying carriage is a well-built 18th century style double-trail with iron banded cheeks and wheels. Carriage was custom built circa 1960 for the park. Carriage has an original Civil War tar bucket and a reproduction 18th century style water bucket along with a reproduction sponge, worm and other tools. There is a facsimile Tompion attached to the carriage by a leather thong. Carriage is about 45″ wide from hub to hub. Wheels are 31″ tall. Overall length is about 55″. Total weight is guesstimated to be 200-300 pounds. Carriage is sound and solid with two of the hub iron rings loose but present.

AMERICAN 2-3/4″ KING HOWITZER, 1793.

SN NSN. 2-3/4″ cal. This bronze tube cast in bronze weighs 60lbs. and is 17″ overall. Cast into back ring ‘D KING PHILADA AD 1793’ is the maker marks of Daniel King who made cannon during the American Revolution and this model for our fledgling army to use in the frontier. This tube has an iron sleeve and casting flaws on bottom as can be seen in photographs that most certainly make this cannon a reproduction. According to a 1961 article in ‘Military Collector & Historian’ by Don H. Berkebile, states that like our cannon here “the sights, made from iron, appear to be an afterthought since the rear one is set into the breech reinforce in such a manner as to partly obliterate the word ‘Philada’. All bear a number, on one trunnion, in Roman numerals.” Our example here does not have Roman numeral as the five 60lb. original examples that are in government collections. Regardless, this is a fine, very early reproduction executed with great skill, now with good patina. PROVENANCE: Heritage Museum & Gardens Collection, Sandwich, Mass. CONDITION: Very good to fine overall. Casting flaws on bottom near back, otherwise a wonderful facsimile. 4-55449 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2136

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2142
Revised: 3/11/2015

Please Note: Great News! Additional Provenance: From the Barnyak Collection to fund the NRA Foundation Endowment.

*VERY RARE SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1903 MARK I BOLT ACTION RIFLE WITH ORIGINAL MARK I PEDERSEN DEVICE AND ACCESSORIES FROM THE PHIL SHARP RESEARCH LABORATORY.

SN 1050433 & 25538. Cal. 30-06 & 30 Auto. Rare Springfield rifle with even more rare Pedersen device. Rifle is a standard Mark I with 24″ rnd bbl, dated 7-18, with standard sights and the oval ejection port in the left side rail. Rifle has milled trigger guard and floor plate with grooved middle band and a brass & leather military sling. Buttplate is checkered with trap. Accompanied by an orig 1918 Mark I Pedersen device by Remington, SN 25538. Also accompanied by a very rare orig tin carrying can for the device, missing its belt wire; one orig magazine; an orig five compartment OD canvas magazine pouch marked “R.I.A. / 9-19” and an orig brick of 200 cal. 30 auto pistol ball cartridges Model of 1918 by Remington. The nomenclature “pistol ball” cartridges was intentionally misleading to disguise the top secret project of the Pedersen device. The intention of the U.S. Government was to keep secret the fact that they were developing a semi-auto modification to the bolt action rifle. Had the war continued and the modified rifles issued to front line troops it almost certainly would have sped up the conclusion of the war. Fortunately the war ended before the devices could be issued and the vast majority of the devices, cans and tools were destroyed and scrapped. Very few survive today, especially in orig configuration with any accessories. The ammunition is almost equally rare as the supply of ammo was also destroyed and recycled as scrap. This rifle retains its orig Mark I trigger which is most rare. When the project was scrapped in 1918 it was ordered that the modified rifles have their triggers replaced with the orig single stage triggers and the Mark I triggers scrapped. Close examination reveals that this trigger is an unaltered original. Mounted in an orig Mark I stock with cut out for the ejection port. Stock is 1-pc with grasping groove and is missing the upper hand guard. Stock is without cartouches or proofs. Right side of buttstock has a small gold & black sticker with red border marked “The Philip B. Sharpe / Research Laboratories”. Phil Sharpe was an accomplished author and ballistician who wrote two books for the firearms enthusiast including The Rifle in America and Guide to Handloading, both of which are still in use today. Mr. Sharpe developed & tested loads for a variety of firearms. He was a veteran of WWII having served in the European Theater, involved with captured enemy firearms. He was discharged in 1946 and returned to his main love, firearms. PROVENANCE: Philip B. Sharpe. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Metal overall retains about 98% dark orig finish. Wood is sound with light handling & storage nicks & scratches and retains most of its fine oil finish. Mechanics are crisp; brilliant shiny bore. Pedersen device is also fine and retains about 90% orig military finish. Magazine retains about 95% orig finish with a small ding in one lip. Pedersen can, probably an old excavation, show moderate to heavy pitting with about 50% orig finish. Magazine pouch is crisp & new, unissued. Ammunition carton shows a couple of broken edges otherwise is fine. Package is wrapped in plastic and contents were not inspected. 4-54041 (20,000-30,000) – Lot 2142

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2160
Revised: 3/6/2015

Please note there is a typographical error: The SN states Z660i. It should be 2660i.

*VERY RARE ABERCROMBIE & FITCH LUGER PISTOL.

SN 2660i. Cal. 7.65mm, 4-3/4″ bbl with stepped back front sight block, matching SN on bottom and two line “ABERCROMBIE & FITCH Co NEW YORK/MADE IN SWITZERLAND” on top. Swiss cross in sunburst above chamber. DWM scroll on center toggle link. Vertical Crown/N proof next to SN on left receiver. Full “i” suffix SN on front of frame. Correct reinforcing rib in rear frame well. Grip safety. Unnumbered checkered walnut grips. Numbered parts on gun are matching. Proper unnumbered wood bottom magazine. CONDITION: Very fine retaining 93% blue and 90% straw with normal wear and areas of scattered frosting. Grips are moderately worn and dark. Magazine has little wear. Bore is bright and sharp. Mechanics are very fine. 4-53850 (6,000-10,000) – Lot 2160

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2161
Revised: 3/6/2015

Please note there is a typographical error: The SN states Z717i. It should be 2717i.

*VERY RARE ABERCROMBIE & FITCH 9MM LUGER PISTOL.

SN 2717i. Cal. 9mm, 4-3/4″ bbl with proper stepped back front sight block and matching SN on bottom. Top is marked “ABERCROMBIE & FITCH Co NEW YORK MADE IN SWITZERLAND”. Swiss cross in sunburst above chamber, DWM scroll on center toggle link, 4-digit SN on left receiver, proper “i” suffix SN on front of frame. Correct reinforcing rib in rear frame well. Grip safety. Numbered parts are matching. Checkered walnut grips are unnumbered. “GERMANY” marked unnumbered wood bottom magazine. CONDITION: Excellent retaining 98% original blue and 97% original straw. Grips are lightly worn with nice visible wood grain. Magazine has very little wear. Bore is bright and sharp. Mechanics are excellent. 4-53740 (6,000-10,000) – Lot 2161

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2192
Revised: 3/6/2015

Please note there is a typographical error in the title: It reads 1940 dated Mauser, but should read 1941 dated Mauser.

*SCARCE EXCEPTIONAL 1940 DATED MAUSER BANNER POLICE LUGER WITH HOLSTER AND TWO MATCHING MAGAZINES.

SN 5961x. Cal. 9mm. Usual configuration with 4″ bbl and orig sight. Chamber area of the receiver is marked 1941 and toggle link has the Mauser banner. Side plate has the police sear safety. Mounted with outstanding, full checkered walnut grips with wood grain showing through. Accompanied by a fine brown hard shell leather holster marked on the back “Kern Klager & Cie / 1940 / Berlin” over a Nazi eagle stamp which has been mostly obliterated. Back of holster, in the grip area, is stamped with the SN 5978, which number is also found on back of the accompanying tool. Also accompanied by two matching numbered aluminum base magazines marked “1” & “2”. According to Lugers at Random, Kenyon, there were only a few thousand of these pistols produced 1939-1942. He states that strong evidence indicates that these pistols were mostly produced for the police. While this series of Lugers is not overly rare finding one that appears to be unfired with two matching magazines and an orig holster is exceptionally rare. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Overall retains 95-96% crisp orig blue with only light muzzle edge and sharp edge wear with some light wear on side plate. Front & backstraps show a few freckles of wear. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, appears to be unfired. Grips are extremely fine showing very light diamond point wear with no accumulation of hand oil staining. Magazines also show only light wear. Tool retains about 90% orig finish. Holster shows moderate wear with some light soil and loose stitching on the strap. Back of holster shows belt wear between the loops. Holster has never been polished. 4-56061 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2192

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2195
Revised: 3/6/2015

Please note there is a typographical error: The serial number should read 1201a, not 1201d.

*RARE SIMSON S-CODE LUGER SEMI-AUTO PISTOL.

SN 1201a. Cal. 9mm. Usual configuration with 4″ bbl and standard front sight. Mounted with full checkered walnut grips matching numbered to this pistol. Accompanied by a 1934 dated black leather hard shell holster by “N. HARMS / BERLIN”, as marked on the back. Below the maker’s name is a hexagonal star-burst with a small “L” in the center. The holster is missing it’s strap & keeper. Interior has an empty tool pocket and also has a spare correct Simson magazine #1563. Magazine in the pistol #1126a is also correct for a Simson Luger. According to Luger’s at Random, Kenyon, there were a total of 10-12,000 of these pistols produced, probably for the Nazis in 1934. He states that examples of the “S” code Simson Lugers are quite rare. With that early manufacture date it is almost certain that this pistol would have seen continuous service throughout WWII. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine, all matching incl firing pin & grips. Overall retains 96-98% orig blue with holster wear on each side of the muzzle and high point on side plate. Front & backstraps are matching condition with a few small freckles of light surface rust and slight wear on the toe. Grips are sound showing light to moderate wear with a few chipped diamonds and minor dark hand staining. Ejector retains about 95% bright straw colors with the safety, trigger & lock bolt heavily faded. Magazine release retains strong straw. Mechanics are crisp; bright shiny bore. Magazines are fine; holster, as noted above, has been polished with a lightly crackled surface and is missing stitching from the flap which has been glued. 4-56049 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2195

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2201
Revised: 3/15/2015

Please Note: The small metal plate on back of the right side of the receiver is missing.

BEAUTIFUL CASED DWM SIAMESE BORCHARDT PISTOL WITH STOCK & ACCESSORIES.

SN 2956. Cal. .30 Borchardt 7-1/2″ bbl with BUG proofs on left side of bbl and SN on bottom “D. R. P./No 75837.” On center toggle link BU proofs on left receiver and toggle assembly. Right receiver is marked “SYSTEM BORCHARDT. PATENT./DEUTCHE WAFFEN-UND MUNITIONS FABRIKEN./BERLIN.” Full SN on stock lug on back of main spring housing. Numbered parts on gun are matching including the original wood bottom magazine. Checkered walnut grips with border are unnumbered. Rear grip strap has Siamese Army chakra proof. Original unnumbered stock and black leather holster in the original black leather case with green felt lining, nickel plated fittings and stitched leather handle. Case contains original dummy mag, screwdriver, cheek piece, extra spring, cleaning rod, pin punch, strap and 3 extra magazines that match each other but do not match the numbers on the gun. This gun is featured on pgs. 115, 121, 133, 138 & 141 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess, ex Visser collection. CONDITION: Fine. Retaining 95% blue with normal light scratches and dings. Grip straps are starting to fade. Strawed parts are 70%. Fire blued parts are 80%. Grips are very good with normal dings and dents and retain original color. Matching magazine has very little wear on body and minor dings on wood bottom. Bore is bright and sharp. Case has scattered scuffs and scrapes to leather and scattered corrosion on nickel fittings. Wood stock is very good with normal wear. Holster is solid with flaking and cracking on straps. Dummy mag is in near new condition. Cheek piece has a few minor indentations in wood. Screwdriver is excellent as is rod and pin punch. Strap is worn and flaking. Extra mag bodies are excellent. Wood bottoms have normal dings and dents. One magazine bottom is broken with much of the original wood missing. Mechanics are fine. 4-52100 (25,000-35,000) – Lot 2201

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2207
Revised: 3/6/2015

Please note typographical error: This gun is antique, not modern.

*◊ MAUSER C96, EARLY TRANSITIONAL LARGE RING, ADDED HOLD-OPEN.

SN 13257. Cal. 7.63mm. Early transitional Large Ring with standard 5-1/2″ bbl, fixed front sight and pinned rear sight marked “50-500”. Long extractor and independently secured firing pin. Chamber marked with usual 3-line address. Crown/Crown U on left chamber flat. Antler proof on right chamber flat. A hold-open has been professionally added to the left side of bbl extension that will keep the bolt retracted while charging the magazine. Importer marked “VON LENGERKE & DETMOLD/NEW-YORK” on left side of frame. Extensive disassembly shows all matching parts including grips, though firing pin not checked. Major components are rust blued. Extractor, sight cursor, bolt stop, firing pin retainer, safety and grip screw are fire blued. Trigger is in the white. Serrated wood grips with custom facets added to upper & lower portions of each panel. Lanyard ring present. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Approx 97% orig rust blue with minor contact wear to bbl, forward magazine well, rails, and frontstrap. Comparable condition fire blue on small parts showing no suggestion of touch up. Dark grips that have been restained, including their inner surface. Mirror bore with strong rifling. Perfect manual mechanics. A very attractive and desirable importer marked Early Large Ring Transitional with a special hold-open. 4-53019 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2207

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2227
Revised: 3/6/2015

Please note typographical error: This gun is antique,not modern.

*◊ SPANISH CHAROLA Y ANITUA, 7MM, DETACHABLE MAGAZINE.

SN 11725. Cal. 7mm. Charola Y Anitua only made a small number of 7mm pistols with detachable magazine. All were single action pistols, finished with a rust blue, whose external appearance was reminiscent of a scaled-down C96. This pistol has a 3-1/4″ bbl with a fixed front & rear sight. The top of the bbl is marked “BEST SHOOTING PISTOL”. Top of the chamber marked “PATENT”. SN “11725” appears on top of the bolt. The only marking on the left frame, fitted with a lanyard ring, is the winged bullet over a bannered “TRADEMARK”, an unabashed copy of the Webley & Scott logo. It should be noted that pistols earmarked for export were usually marked “TRADEMARK” as opposed to the Spanish equivalent. A small field of engraving is in front of magazine housing. Special ordered grips of smooth mother of pearl. Unmarked detachable magazine. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Approx 90% orig rust blue which presents better as most of the wear is under trigger guard and front & backstraps that have largely thinned to grey or cleaned. Comparable oxidative discoloration of the in-the-white bolt and fading of the hammer & trigger. Extractor has most of its orig fire blue. Very good magazine with orig blue commensurate with pistol. Excellent condition MOP grips with only a few minute chips on upper edge of right panel. Bright bore with strong rifling, minimal oxidation. Hammer will not stay back unless safety is engaged. No other problems on manual function. 4-52511 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2227

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2293
Revised: 3/11/2015

Please Note: The “Totenkopf” or Death’s Head marking on the receiver ring is engraved not stamped, as it should be.

*◊ RARE DEATH’S HEAD 1918 ERFURT LUGER PISTOL.

SN 865o. 9mm 4″ bbl with SN on bottom and Imperial proofs on sides. Totenkopf over 1918 date above chamber. Crown/”ERFURT” on center toggle link. Crown/RC and Imperial proofs on right receiver. Checkered walnut grips. Proper numbered wood bottom magazine that does not match. This gun is featured on pgs 717, 1663 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Fine retaining 95% blue and 60% straw with corrosion overall and light pitting on bbl and side plate. Grips show some wood grain and are worn. Bore is bright and sharp. Magazine has dings and chips on wood bottom. Mechanics are good. 4-52930 (1,750-2,750) – Lot 2293

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2345
Revised: 3/11/2015

Please Note: There are 9 boxes of twenty rounds each of 8 x 57 JR ammunition included with this lot.

*VERY UNUSUAL LEFT HAND SEMPERT & KRIEGHOFF NEPTUN SIDELOCK DRILLING.

SN 10915. Cal. 16 x 16 x 8x57JR. 26″ Bbls are fitted with full length matted rib mounted with pop-up rear sight and claw scope bases. Tops of bbls are engraved “Sempert & Krieghoff” “Suhl”. Bbl flats are stamped with imperial German nitro proofs, and with proof date of 3/26. All three bbls are marked for Krupp fluid steel. A sling loop is soldered to rifle bbl. French gray finished sidelock action has safety lever mounted on right side, along with cocking lever for rifle bbl pivoting in front of trigger guard. These are usually mounted on left for a right handed shooter. Action also features crossbolt third fastener, side clips, raised rib tumbler end cocking indicators, and double triggers (front set). Action is engraved with well cut large open scrolled acanthus with stippled backgrounds. “KRIEGHOFF DRILLING ” and “NEPTUN” are in banners on bottom of action. Lockplates are engraved with well rendered slightly relief engraved game scenes with two bellowing stags with hind looking on, on left plate; and a group of roebuck, one buck, three does, scamper through open woodlands on right. Trigger guard has monogram “HN” relief engraved on bow, and has horn extension through grip extending to horn grip cap. Finely marbled European walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 13″ over red solid pad, and features shadow line left hand cheekpiece, hog-backed comb, point pattern checkering with double line borders at grip, and a sling loop matching that on bbl, on toe line. Matching one piece forend has inlet horn tip and Deeley type release. Accompanied by approx 140 rounds 8x57JR ammo. Bore diameter: left -.670, right -.669. Bore restrictions: left -.030 (full), right -.027 (IMod). Minimum wall thickness: left -.038, right -.035. Drop at heel: approx 3-1/2″, drop at rear of hog-back: approx 2-1/4″, drop at comb: approx 1-5/8″. Weight: 7 lbs 6 oz. LOP: 13″. CONDITION: Excellent, as partially refinished. Bbls retain essentially all of a very fine satin rust blue. Action retains nearly all of its french gray, darkened a bit on bottom. Stocks retain nearly all of a very fine hand rubbed oil finish over some old marks, most notably three fairly large filled scratches behind left lockplate, checkering nicely re-cut, with no wear. Bores are excellent. Rifle bore is sharp and shiny throughout. Action is tight. Set trigger works. It is very unusual to find a drilling built for a left handed person. Everything on this gun except top lever, which pivots to the right in conventional manner, is left-handed including considerable cast “on”. 4-53515 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2345

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2354
Revised: 3/12/2015

Please Note: Pre-ban ivory bead sight. Special Note: This item contains or is made of ivory. Do not bid on this lot unless you have read and agreed to our “Ivory Position Statement” and the “Waiver of Legal and Financial Risk to James D. Julia in regards to your Purchase of an Ivory Object“. This information is located in our catalog on pages 30 and 31.

*UNUSUAL SMALL BORE GERMAN CAPE GUN WITH SCOPE.

SN 799. (on bbl) Cal. 22L x 9mm Shot. This very unusual combination gun has no makers marks. 23-3/8″ Bbls have full length matted rib fitted with one standing, one folding leaf rear sight, and custom scope bases. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with German BUG proofs for 9mm and 6mm. A sling loop is soldered to bottom rib. Small boxlock snap underlever action features tang safety which pulls to the rear to fire, double triggers (front set), and pin type cocking indicators on top. Action is engraved with well done large scrolling acanthus with stippled background as counterpoint to game scenes on sides; a roebuck and doe on left, and stag and hind on right. Relatively plain walnut straight grip buttstock measures 13-1/2″ over ribbed composition buttplate. Point pattern checkering with double line border is at grip. A vacant silver oval and sling eye are on toe line. Matching forend with no iron, screws to bottom rib. Bbls take down by drifting a hinge pin through front of action. Drop at heel: approx 2-3/8″, drop at comb: approx 1-5/8″. Weight: 5 lbs 7 oz. LOP: 13-1/2″. Hensoldt Ziel – Dialyt 2-3/4 X scope with crosshair and post reticle is in Talley tip-off rings, and has leather lens covers. PROVENANCE: George Reeb Collection. CONDITION: Excellent, as partially refinished. Bbls retain nearly all of an old re-black over light marks with some subsequent marks and flecking. Top rib has plugged dovetail from old sight. Action retains 70% orig case hardening color. Opening lever and trigger guard retain nearly all of a recent re-blue. Stocks retain nearly all of a rubbed oil finish, checkering lightly worn. Shot bore is excellent, slightly frosted. Rifle bore is excellent. Action is tight. Scope is fine, optics clear. This cute little gun would be ideal for squirrels with the off chance of a few sparrows. 4-54797 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 2354

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2363
Revised: 3/12/2015

Please Note: Pre-ban ivory bead sight. Special Note: This item contains or is made of ivory. Do not bid on this lot unless you have read and agreed to our “Ivory Position Statement” and the “Waiver of Legal and Financial Risk to James D. Julia in regards to your Purchase of an Ivory Object“. This information is located in our catalog on pages 30 and 31.

AS FOUND CHARLES DALY BOXLOCK EJECTOR TEN BORE GAME GUN BY LINDNER.

SN 1679. Cal. 10 ga. 2-7/8″ Chambers. 32″ Dovetailed steel bbls are engraved “Charles Daly Krupp Fluid Steel Barrels” in milled out portion of matted, concave, game rib mounted with two certifiable antique ivory beads. Bbl flats are stamped with German imperial black powder proofs, bottoms of bbls with “S” and HAL crossed pistol logos. Robust boxlock action with long bar, features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), pin type cocking indicators, square crossbolt third fastener, side clips, intercepting sears, and checkered double triggers. Action is engraved with geometric borders and about 30% coverage of scroll. “Charles Daly” is on each side. Dense, well figured and streaked European walnut semi-pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/4″ over orig ribbed horn buttplate, and features checkered side panels with long teardrop points, point pattern checkering at grip, and vacant silver oval on toe line. Matching splinter ejector forend has Deeley release. (Horn tip insert missing) Bore diameter: left-.755, right -.755. Bore restrictions: left -.025 (Mod), right -.025 (Mod). Wall thickness: left -.051, right -.058. Drop at heel: 1-7/8″, drop at comb: 1-9/16″. Weight: 10 lbs. 4 oz. LOP: 14-1/4″. Special Note: This item contains or is made of ivory. Do not bid on this lot unless you have read and agreed to our“Ivory Position Statement”and the “Waiver of Legal and Financial Risk to James D. Julia in regards to your Purchase of an Ivory Object”. This information is located in our catalog on pages 30 and 31. CONDITION: Very fine, as found. Bbls retain approx 80% orig blue, thinned considerably from normal handling wear. Action retains most of its orig case hardening color, under a layer of grime, so difficult to determine exact percentage. Stocks retain nearly all their orig rubbed oil finish, dry with open grain, and slight discoloration around butt where rubber slip-on pad was removed. Checkering slightly worn and dirty. There is a fairly deep ding at grip and horn forend tip missing (as previously stated). There is an incipient crack on left side behind action running from apex of action scallop for about 1″ through side panel. Bores are excellent, shiny, but show some slight frosting throughout. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Right ejector won’t fire. This gun has been in storage for a long time, and is in need of a good cleaning. These big tens have been given a new lease on life with the excellent non-tox ammunition available from RST. 4-49580 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2363

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2365
Revised: 3/12/2015

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*EXCEPTIONAL FULL RELIEF ENGRAVED GUSTOFF WERKE OVER-UNDER SIDEPLATED EJECTOR GAME GUN TWO BARREL SET MOST LIKELY MADE FOR A TOP RANKING NAZI.

SN 50047. Cal. 12 ga. Two sets of demi-bloc bbls are denoted by numbers “1” and “2” under SNs on lumps and forend irons and also marked on loops and forend wood in bbl channels. Set “1” measuring 28″, is fitted with ventilated rib. Set “2” is 28-7/8″ and fitted with solid rib. Both sets are marked “Gustoff Werke” on left rears and have acanthus border engraving at rear. Bbl flats are Damascened, and stamped with Nazi era nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers, with a proof date 4/40. Bottom bbls are marked “Bohler Antinit”. (Bohler’s highest quality steel) Coin finished action with double Kersten bolt features non-automatic safety with “Sicher” relief engraved. Bottom striker has been bushed, and gun has been fitted with a Miller single selective trigger in rear position. Action also features pin type cocking indicators on sides. Action and lockplates are engraved with superlative beautifully carved and neatly shaded large open flowing acanthus scroll, central whorls of which terminate in large flowers. Reinforcing bolsters are also carved in relief olive leaves and olives with carved shells at tops. Top lever and trigger guard are blued and have relief scroll matching that on action. Central motif on top lever depicts the crown of a marquis superimposed on a swastika. Trigger guard bow shows the same swastika under the monogram “CT”. Nicely marbled and figured European walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 13-5/8″ over open sided White Line pad, over 1/8″ spacer, and features small shadow line right hand cheekpiece and approx 32 LPI point pattern checkering with line borders at grip. Matching long 3-pc ejector forends have Deeley releases. Bbl set “1”: Bore diameter: top -.724, bottom -.724. Bore restrictions: top -.005 (Skeet), bottom -.002 (Skeet). Minimum wall thickness: top -.028, bottom -.029. Drop at heel: 1-15/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7 lbs 4 oz. LOP: 13-5/8″. Bbl set no. “2”: Bore diameter: top -.723, bottom -.723. Bore restrictions: top -.006 (IC), bottom -.006 (IC). Minimum wall thickness: top -.030, bottom -.029. Drop at heel: 1-15/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7 lbs 5 oz. LOP: 13-5/8″. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain nearly all of what appears to be their orig blue, but is most likely an old re-blue over some light pits and marks. Damascening at breech ends appears original and is excellent. Engraving and markings are sharp. Action retains nearly all of its muted orig case hardening color with sharp edges of spectacular engraving silver highlighted, to very pleasing effect. Top lever and trigger guard retain most of their orig blue, thumbpiece slightly silvered, as are sharp edges on trigger guard. Stocks retain nearly all of what appears to be their orig oil finish with some light scratches and handling marks, checkering lightly worn. There are a few incipient stable short cracks behind lockplates. Interior of forend irons show some light staining and some pitting. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny throughout. Action is tight with both sets of bbls. Ejectors are strong and in time. Trigger works. A striking war time production gun. 4-54003 (6,000-10,000) – Lot 2365

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2366
Revised: 3/6/2015

Please note correction: The gun is a Model 203E, not a 303E. It has a double underlug, not a double underbite as a 303E has.

*VERY FINE CUSTOM STOCKED MERKEL 203 20-GAUGE OVER-UNDER SIDELOCK EJECTOR SINGLE TRIGGER GAME GUN WITH CASE.

SN 36586. Cal. 20 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 26″ Demi-bloc bbls are fitted with solid, matted rib and engraved “Gebruder Merkel” “Suhl” and “Germany” on ejector bosses. Bbls are stamped with Suhl nitro proofs, SN, gauge, and “SPECIAL LAUFSTAHL”, and with a proof date of 12/52. Coin finished double Kersten action is fitted with hand detachable side locks with H&H type takedown pin on right side. Action features non-automatic safety (SAFE engraved), reinforcing bolsters, raised rib tumbler end cocking indicators, and Miller single selective trigger with selector at front. Action is engraved with near full coverage of well cut open shaded scroll with stippled background. “Gebruder Merkel” “Suhl” is on trigger plate. Sidelocks are semi-relief engraved with game scenes; a setter points a pair of flushing pheasant, with another pair dashing into bush, on left, and with a fox vexing four flushing ducks over creek on right. Spectacular, beautifully marbled and figured circassian walnut custom made straight grip buttstock measures 14-5/16″ over plain red Old English rifle pad, and features exceptionally well cut fleur-di-lis type fancy bordered checkering at grip, and a vacant silver oval on toe line. Matching one piece ejector forend has Deeley type release. Bore diameter: top -.627, bottom -.628. Bore restrictions: top -.004 (Skeet), bottom – .002 (Skeet). Minimum wall thickness: top -.040, bottom -.035. Drop at heel: 2-3/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs 8 oz. LOP: 14-5/16″. New green pebble vinyl Emmebi case with brown leather trim is lined in dark green velvet and has leather Merkel label stitched into lid. Case contains a pair of Merkel marked snap caps and oil bottle with boxes, leather muzzle protector, horn striker block, and 3-pc rosewood and brass cleaning rod. PROVENANCE: George Reeb Collection. CONDITION: Excellent, as partially refurbished. Bbls retain essentially all of a very fine satin re-blue. Action retains nearly all of its orig coin finish with only some light flecking and darkening around bottom. Miller trigger added. Interceptors removed from locks. Fine custom stock retains essentially all of its orig fine rubbed oil finish with a few light marks. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Ejectors are in time. Trigger works. Case is near new with only some light scuffs on exterior. Strap and handle are excellent. Interior cloth has some compressions and a hint of soiling. Accessories are near new. A good looking high grade Merkel. 4-53705 (6,000-10,000) – Lot 2366

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2367
Revised: 3/12/2015

Please Note: The inlay is not bone, it is ivory. Pre-ban ivory sphere front sight and oak leaf & acorn ivory inlays. Special Note: This item contains or is made of ivory. Do not bid on this lot unless you have read and agreed to our “Ivory Position Statement” and the “Waiver of Legal and Financial Risk to James D. Julia in regards to your Purchase of an Ivory Object“. This information is located in our catalog on pages 30 and 31.

*HIGH RELIEF ENGRAVED, BONE INLAID, RELIEF CARVED, GERMAN OVER-UNDER SIDEPLATED BOXLOCK GAME GUN WITH HAND TOOLED LEATHER SLIPCASE.

SN 6254. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 29-5/8″ Demi-bloc bbls are fitted with raised, matted, solid rib. There is nicely cut semi-relief oak leaf engraving with stippled background on breech end of top bbl. Breech section of bottom bbl is stamped with Suhl nitro proofs, and marked for 2-3/4″ chambers, with a proof date of 5/52. Coin finished double Kersten OU action features automatic safety (SICHER engraved), ornamental sideplates, reinforcing bolsters, and double triggers (front articulated with blade deeply checkered). Action and bolsters are engraved with full coverage well cut oak leaves and acorns matching that on bbls. Lockplates have full relief engraved exceptionally well rendered game scenes with a pointer pointing trio of ducks erupting from side of marsh on left lock, and with roebuck and doe, as well as a rabbit, scampering into meadow on right. An auerhahn calls from tree branch on trigger guard bow. Stump figured, dense European walnut horn capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-5/8″ over Pachmayr white line rifle pad, and features small shadow line right hand cheekpiece, shadow line transition to grip, and a sling loop on toe line, matching that on bottom bbl. In place of checkering, grip is adorned with relief carved scrolling oak leaves and acorns. Matching carving is on right rear of butt, with left rear relief carved with running roebuck in woodlands. Stock is further embellished with bone inlays of oak leaves and acorns on cheekpiece, with other bone foliate flourishes on toe line and at front and rear of grip carving. This well done carving extends to matching 3-pc ejector forend which has small inset horn tip and Deeley release. Top two pieces attached to bbl, have more bone oak leaves and acorns. Bore diameter: top -.718, bottom -.718. Bore restrictions: top -.040 (full), bottom – .042 (full). Minimum wall thickness: top -.032, bottom -.029. Drop at heel: 2-3/4″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7 lbs 9 oz. LOP: 14-5/8″. Boyt full length leather zippered case is fully carved with geometric designs surrounding large game scenes at rear with flying duck on left, and flushing pheasant on right. Also included is a sling. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain 90% of what appears to be orig blue, silvering at muzzles and on sharp edges. Action retains nearly all of its orig coin finish, high edges nicely silvered. Stocks retain most of what appears to be their orig finish, sharp edges lightly worn, carving excellent, grip carving somewhat worn. Newer pad is proud. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Ejectors are a bit sluggish. Case is fine, zipper works. 4-54035 (5,500-8,500) – Lot 2367

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2373
Revised: 3/6/2015

Please note correction: This is a V19 Grade, not an R19 Grade. The V19 is a higher quality gun.

*SUBLIME 20 GAUGE DARNE R19 SLIDING BREECH GAME GUN WITH CASE.

SN 3D196. Cal. 20 ga. 2-5/8″ Chambers. 26-3/4″ Mono-bloc bbls are fitted with deeply swamped matted top rib, and no under rib (plume). Rear portion of each bbl has three 1″ triangles of scroll. Bbl flats and bottoms of bbls are stamped with French triple proofs, grade markings, and “65”, as well as choke markings and SN. Unique Darne sliding breech, coin finished action is fitted with obturator discs, push button bbl release in trigger plate finial, and sliding side safety. Engraving on Darne guns ranges from idle scratching to the sublime. The quality of engraving on this gun is at the higher end of the scale with very well cut small scroll with rose bouquet highlights in classic style. Fences are very nicely relief carved in acanthus motif. There are sprays of scroll and line borders on trigger plate and trigger guard. Triggers are bright blued. Striking stump figured European walnut buttstock with slight round knob pistol grip, measures 14-5/8″ over thin skip line checkered horn buttplate. Point pattern checkering with double line border is at grip. Base for detachable carrying sling is on toe line. Forepiece matches well. Bore diameter: left -.628, right -.628. Bore restrictions: left -.029 (full), right -.010 (Lt mod). Minimum wall thickness: left -.022, right -.029. Drop at heel: 2-9/16″, drop at comb: 1-3/4″. Weight: 5 lbs 7 oz. LOP: 14-5/8″. Good quality brown canvas covered case with tan leather trim is lined in red cloth, with paper Darne label in lid. Case contains 2-pc brass and walnut cleaning rod, pair of Boss marked snap caps, and a desiccant pack. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain essentially all of their orig blue with only a few light marks. Action retains essentially all of its orig coin finish, darkening a bit on trigger plate finial, and with a few flecks on trigger guard bow. Stocks retain nearly all of a fine hand rubbed oil finish with a few light marks, checkering lightly worn. Bores are excellent. Action is smooth. Case canvas is very fine, with some broad water staining and a few rubs. Leather trim is fine. Straps and handle are fine. Interior cloth is excellent with some compressions and rubs. Label has some oil soaking, and a rub. Accessories are very fine. These svelte little guns are surprisingly easy to use. 4-55444 (5,500-8,500) – Lot 2373

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2414
Revised: 3/14/2015

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JAMES PURDEY 20 GAUGE BAR IN WOOD HAMMER GUN ONCE OWNED BY ALFRED, DUKE OF EDINBURGH.

SN 9883. (1877) Cal. 20 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 27″ Bbls have been mono-blocked, and are engraved “J. Purdey & Sons. Audley House. South Audley Street. London. Made of Sir Joseph Whitworth’s Fluid Pressed Steel” on narrow, slightly swamped game rib. Bbl flats are stamped with London black powder proofs and early choke markings, along with “Not for Ball”, and “Nitro Proof 1 Oz.” There are no modern proof marks or re-proof marks. Coin finished bar-in-wood action is fitted with top lever and rebounding bar locks sporting tall round bodied serpentine hammers with engraved dolphin heads. Action, lockplates, and hammers are engraved with well cut small scroll and rose bouquets. “Purdey” is on each lockplate. Top lever is engraved “Patent”. Blued trigger guard is also scroll engraved and has SN at grip. Finely marbled and figured Circassian walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-1/4″ over brown leather covered pad. Stock features drop points, and standard point pattern checkering with mullered borders. A silver oval on toe line is engraved with plumed knight’s helm over a crown flanked by foliage all over motto “God is My Help” on riband. A Wikipedia search shows that this is the crest of Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, second son of Queen Victoria. The Dukedom was created in 1866. Matching splinter forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left -.610, right -.616. Bore restrictions: left -.013 (Lt Mod), right -.010 (IC). Minimum wall thickness: left -.033, right -.030. Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 5 lbs 8 oz. LOP: 14-1/4″. Also included is a nicely made leather carrying case marked “Chasse L’Etang”. PROVENANCE: Thomas W. Connally Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very good, as partially refinished. Bbls retain nearly all of a fine satin blue, done at time of sleeving. Joint line is nearly invisible. Action has been cleaned to silver gray, engraving still clear, with some light pitting at bottom of knuckle. Stocks have been refinished in oil, and retain nearly all of that finish with a few light marks. Checkering has been re-cut. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Locks crisp. A great handling shooter with an interesting association. Case is excellent. 4-55672 (8,000-12,000) – Lot 2414

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2466
Revised: 3/12/2015

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*VERY FINE JOHN RIGBY GRADE C BOXLOCK EJECTOR DOUBLE RIFLE.

SN 18122. (1935) Cal. .350 Rigby no. 2. 26″ Chopper lump bbls fitted with file cut quarter rib holding one standing, two folding leaf express rear sight, and matching front ramp with white bead, are engraved with Rigby’s 43 Sacksville address in Olde English script on rib. Tops of bbls are engraved “Sighted For Rigby’s Special High Velocity” “.350 Bore No. 2 Cartridge. Pointed Bullet 225 Grs”. Bbl flats are stamped with SN and London nitro proofs along with “Class C”. Case hardened boxlock PHV-1 action with square shouldered dolls head rib extension and pivoting third fastener, features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), bushed strikers, and double triggers. Action is engraved with sprays of well cut open shaded scroll at about 30% coverage. “J. Rigby & Co” is engraved on each side. Top lever, floorplate, and trigger guard are bright charcoal blued, and scroll engraved. SN is on trigger guard tang, which extends to horn grip cap. Lightly streaked and finely fiddle figured European walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 15″ over Silver pad. What looks like an orig factory reinforcing pin, is through side panels, which have classic drop points. Point pattern checkering with mullered borders is at grip, and a sling eye is on toe line. Matching splinter ejector forend has front pivoting release, and iron is marked “Class C”. Drop at heel: approx 3″, drop at comb: approx 1-3/4 “. Weight: 9 lbs 14 oz. LOP: 15”. PROVENANCE: Consignors notes obviously taken from Rigby records for this rifle, stating that the stocker was Shelly, engraver was Kell, customer was Lord Elveden, and it was ordered 30 Sept 1935. Richard Schreiber Collection. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain over 95% orig blue, with slight silvering at muzzles and on sharp edges, with a few light marks and scratches. Action retains 40 – 50% orig case hardening color, most loss due to cleaning, and there are some dark patches from oxidation, mostly around bottom. Top lever, floorplate, and trigger guard retain approx 80 – 90% of their orig bright blue, sharp edges silvered. Stocks retain nearly all of their orig rubbed oil finish, grain open and slightly raised. Newer pad is slightly squished. Bores are excellent, bright, sharp, and shiny throughout. Action is tight, closing with a reassuring thunk, just the way you want it to sound. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. A great Rigby rifle in a very fine all around caliber. 4-45890 (12,500-17,500) – Lot 2466

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2469
Revised: 3/12/2015

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*ARMY & NAVY BOXLOCK EJECTOR DOUBLE RIFLE WITH CASE.

SN 55031. Cal. .458 Winchester Magnum. 23″ Sleeved chopper lump bbls are fitted with quarter rib, mounted with one standing, two folding leaf express rear sight, and matching front ramp base with white bead. Bbl flats are stamped with 1973 London nitro proofs for .458 magnum. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with nitro proof and “SLEEVED”. Tops of bbls are engraved “Caliber 458″ Win. Magnum.” and “Regulated for 500 grain solid bullet”. Extractors have been fitted with camming blades to engage rimless cartridge in Westley Richards style. Case hardened, robust, PHV-1 boxlock action features automatic safety (SAFE silver inlaid on dovetailed rectangular piece), pivoting third fastener engaging square shouldered dolls head rib extension, bushed strikers, and double triggers. Action has only line border engraving with a few flourishes of scroll either side of engraved screw heads. “Army & Navy C.S.L.” is engraved on each side. Top lever, floorplate, and trigger guard are blued. Trigger guard bow has scroll engraving. SN is on tang, which extends to large composition grip cap. Relatively plain, but dense, European walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 15″ over black leather covered pad. Slightly flat topped point pattern checkering with mullered borders is at grip, and a wide sling loop is on toe line. Matching splinter ejector forend has forward pivoting release. Drop at heel: approx 2-5/8″, drop at comb: approx 1-13/16″. Weight: 11 lbs 0 oz. LOP: 15″. Makers brown canvas covered case with leather trim, is lined in green cloth, with Army and Navy Gun Department gold embossed leather label in lid. Case contains some cleaning equipment, straps, and a square tin oil bottle. Also included are two targets, marked “original target when new barrels were regulated”, one marked “two shot group, five yards”, with two shots almost touching near center of bull, and another marked “four shot group, fifty yards” with three holes, less than 1″ apart at center of bull, one hole slightly elongated. PROVENANCE: Richard Schreiber Collection. CONDITION: Excellent, as refurbished, retaining most finishes applied when bbls were sleeved, with some handling marks on metal and wood. Pad has numerous scuffs. Bores are excellent, bright, sharp, and shiny throughout. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Case canvas has some minor scuffs. Interior cloth is very fine with marks and rubs. Label has been put into this newer case, and has some rubs through and cracks. This well balanced rifle would undoubtedly make a good working rifle. 4-45860 (6,000-10,000) – Lot 2469

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2475
Revised: 3/12/2015

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*EXCEPTIONAL JOHN RIGBY MODEL 1902 WEBLEY FALLING BLOCK SINGLE SHOT RIFLE.

SN 17159. (ca 1904) Cal. .350 Rigby. (.400-350) 26″ Tapered round bbl is fitted with sleeved-on island rear base for one standing, four folding leaf express rear sight. Rear leaf has inlaid platinum triangle marked for 100 yards, other leaves have platinum lines and are marked out to 500 yards. A sling eye is attached to bottom of bbl, and sleeved-on front base holds white bead. Top of bbl is engraved “Special .350 Bore Rifle” and “Jno Rigby & Co 72 St James’s Street. London.” and “For Special Cordite Cartridge & Bullet 310 grains”. London nitro proofs are on left rear of bbl. Case hardened dropping block action features automatic tang safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), and has flourishes of well cut shaded scroll on both sides, and around pin heads, etc. Left side is engraved “Jno Rigby & Co”, and right side is marked “WEBLEY” “NO 6365 (winged bullet logo) 1902” and “PATENT”. SN is engraved at grip. A Lyman tang sight has been installed. Nicely fiddle figured and lightly streaked European walnut steel capped pistol grip buttstock measures 15″ over blued steel buttplate, and features point pattern flat top checkering with mullered borders, along with a sling eye, and a silver oval on toe line engraved “W.W” and “P-T”. A registry number 10827, is stamped into stock behind grip cap. Matching forend attaches to bbl with screw. Removal of forearm reveals SNs, including Webley production number 10654, and action face number 121. This rifle is known by Wal Winfer, and listed in his book, BRITISH SINGLE SHOT RIFLES VOLUME 6, on page 203, and pictured on p. 152. Drop at heel: approx 3″, drop at comb: approx 2-1/16″. Weight: 8 lbs 4 oz. LOP: 15″. PROVENANCE: Richard Schreiber Collection. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine, retaining over 90% orig bright blue on bbl, with slight silvering at muzzle, and with a bare patch on top, with some light flecks and marks. Action retains 65 – 75% orig case hardening color, vivid in spots where protected, considerably frosted and lifted on operating lever. Breech block retains most of its bright charcoal blue, gray and frosted at rear portion. Stocks retain over 90% of their orig finish, grain open and raised, with a number of light marks. Buttplate retains most of its orig blue. Bore is excellent, bright, sharp, and shiny throughout. Action smooth. An exceptionally fine and rare Rigby variant, with fewer than 30 actions by all makers, known by Wal Winfer in 2004. 4-45971 (8,000-12,000) – Lot 2475

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2489
Revised: 3/12/2015

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*EXCEPTIONALLY FINE ORIGINAL CONDITION JOHN RIGBY MAGNUM SQUARE BRIDGE MAUSER RIFLE.

SN 100952. (1937) Cal. .350 Magnum. 24″ Tapered round bbl with large boss at breech end is fitted with sleeved-on rear sight base holding two folding leaf express sight, banded-on sling eye, and sleeved-on front ramp with white bead. Top of bbl is engraved in Olde English script “John Rigby & Co. 43 Sackville St. London.” Square bridge magnum Mauser action is engraved “.350 MAGNUM” and “RIGBY MAUSER” around receiver ring, left side of which is stamped with Rigby SN and Mauser SN. Bolt with classic pear shaped handle has flag safety, gold inlaid “SAFE”. Cocking piece is fitted with Rigby’s special patented peep sight. Sear has been V’d out and cocking piece fitted to better center this sight. Single stage trigger is temper blued. Drop box bottom metal has hinged straddle floorplate held in place by button in trigger guard bow. Rear portion of floorplate is engraved “A. F. S. C”. Rigby number is stamped in trigger guard bow. Relatively plain European walnut steel trap capped pistol grip buttstock (spare front sight in trap) measures 15″ over serrated steel buttplate with trap. Trap contains pull through cleaning kit. Stock features classic Rigby styling with flat top point pattern checkering with mullered borders, deeply chamfered ejection port, short forend without contrasting tip, and a sling eye on toe line. Drop at heel: approx 3-1/8″, drop at comb: approx 1-3/4″. Weight: 8 lbs 12 oz. LOP: 15″. PROVENANCE: Rigby historian confirms Rigby # 5626 (Mauser 100952)as a “Sporting Magnum” for A.F.B. Clarke, 22 June 1937, .350m with 24″ bbl and 15 1/16″ LOP and engraved floorplate. Richard Schreiber Collection. CONDITION: Excellent. Metal parts retain 70 – 80% of their orig thin factory blue, most loss on floorplate which is lightly freckled and cleaned. Stock retains nearly all of its orig rubbed oil finish, grain open and slightly raised, with a number of light marks, and a few a bit heavier. Checkering is very lightly worn. There is a slight compression and crack in wood at rear of action tang. Bore is exceptional, bright, sharp, and shiny throughout. Action is smooth. Possibly one of the finest examples of this classic rifle extant. Most have been converted to .375 H&H. 4-45901 (6,000-9,000) – Lot 2489

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2490
Revised: 3/12/2015

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*WONDERFUL RIGBY MAGNUM MAUSER SQUARE BRIDGE DANGEROUS GAME RIFLE WITH SCOPE AND CASE.

SN 3042. (1907) Cal. .375 H&H Rigby Magnum. 23″ Tapered round bbl is fitted with sleeved-on island base for one standing, two folding leaf express rear sight, with platinum lines marked for 100, 200, and 300 yards; sling eye; and front sight base holding small white bead. Top of bbl is engraved in Olde English script “John Rigby & Co. 13 Pall Mall, London, S.W.1”. Early magnum length square bridge step down receiver ring action is engraved “.375 H & H MAGNUM” around receiver ring which has been partially stippled matching stippling on square bridge. A custom G&H type side mount base has been affixed to sidewall. Bolt with standard commercial pear shaped knob, has had flag safety gold inlaid “SAFE”. Drop box bottom metal, slanted for rimmed cartridges, has hinged straddle floorplate retained by button release in trigger guard bow. (These slant box magazines make the best belted magnum conversions because the belts on the cases can’t catch on each other.) Floorplate is engraved “Calibre .375 H&H Magnum”. Rigby number is on trigger guard bow. Single pull trigger has had finger blade stippled. Nicely marbled and well flame figured European walnut capped pistol grip stock measures 14″ over Silver pad and features classic Rigby styling with wide chamfer to ejection port, and short forend. Point pattern checkering with mullered borders is at grip and forend. A sling eye is at rear of toe line. Drop at heel: 3-1/4″. Drop at comb: 2″. Weight without scope: 8 lbs 14 oz. LOP: 14″. B. Nickel 4X scope with crosshair and three post reticle, is in custom side mount. Windage adjustment is in front ring. Green canvas full length case with brown leather trim is lined in green cloth and has reproduction Rigby gold embossed black leather label in lid. Case contains 2-pc Parker Hale rifle cleaning rod with brushes in black morocco wallet, 7mm cleaning funnel, rubber comb raiser, horn bottle with spare front sight, a jar of Parker Hale “Motty Rifle Paste”, and the case straps. PROVENANCE: Richard Schreiber Collection. CONDITION: Excellent, as refinished. Metal retains nearly all of its restored blue, with slight silvering on high points. Stock retains nearly all of an oil refinish with a few light marks. Pad installed at time of refinishing, is a bit squished, checkering lightly worn, does not appear to have been re-cut. Bore is excellent, bright, sharp, and shiny throughout. Action is smooth. Scope is excellent, with some light scratches and other marks from rings. Optics excellent. Case is excellent, with a few light marks on exterior. Straps and handle are very fine. Interior cloth is excellent, with only a few light rubs and marks. Accessories are excellent. Most of these early Rigby .350 rifles were converted to .375, as it does make an excellent conversion to a cartridge with worldwide availability. 4-45919 (6,000-9,000) – Lot 2490

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2492
Revised: 3/12/2015

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*RIGBY MAUSER BOLT ACTION SPORTING RIFLE WITH MAKERS CASE.

SN 58719. Cal. .275 Rigby (7mm Mauser). 24″ Tapered round bbl is fitted with banded-on island base for one folding leaf express rear sight marked for 100 yards; banded-on sling eye; and flush sleeved-on front sight base mounted with small white bead. Top of bbl is engraved “Sighted for Rigby’s Special High Velocity” “John Rigby & Co. 43. Sackville St. London. W.” and “.275 Bore Cartridge. Pointed Bullet 140 Grs”. Unusual square bridge intermediate length, large ring Mauser action is stamped with Mauser SN and Rigby number along with London view proof on left side of receiver ring. Bolt handle has typical pear shaped knob. Flag safety has been gold inlaid “SAFE”. AGA cocking piece sight has been fitted. Single pull trigger is unaltered. Bottom metal without lock screws has military type floorplate release. Rigby SN “5083” (ca. 1927) is stamped on trigger guard bow. Nicely streaked and lightly fiddle figured European walnut round knob pistol grip stock measures 14-5/8″ over Silver pad. Point pattern checkering with mullered borders is at grip and short forend. A sling eye is on toe line. Drop at heel: approx 2-5/8″, drop at comb: approx 1-7/8″. Weight: 7 lbs 5 oz. LOP: 14-5/8″. Original makers green canvas case with tan leather trim and brass corners is painted in red “J.M.D-W.” on top. Interior is lined in dark green cloth, and has Rigby Sackville Street paper label in lid. Case contains some Parker Hale patches and a leather wallet containing a bore brush. PROVENANCE: Richard Schreiber Collection. CONDITION: Fine, with old refinish. Metal parts retain approx 85% of an old re-blue over some considerable handling wear and numerous light scratches and a few pits, bbl engraving softened. Stock retains most of an old oil refinish with scratches and dents, one fairly heavy long dent is on bottom left near front guard screw. Checkering is slightly worn, and grimy, does not appear to have been re-cut. Bore is excellent, bright and shiny throughout. Rifling shows slight wear at throat. Action is crisp. Case shows many scuffs and marks, and is considerably bleached. Straps are good. Handle is beginning to detach. Interior cloth is good with rubs and slight soiling. Some partitions are breaking loose, and shows some alteration. 4-45972 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2492

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2536
Revised: 3/16/2015

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*28 GAUGE WINCHESTER MODEL 12 PIGEON GRADE 12-5 UPGRADE WITH GOLD.

SN 1120945. Cal. 28 ga. 2-7/8″ Chamber. 28″ Bbl, marked “modified” with raised, matted rib, is marked with Winchester information on left side, and with 1-1/2″ triangles of scroll engraving at breech end. Bottom of bbl assembly is engraved with a pigeon. Blued action with matted top is engraved in Model 12-5 style with large scroll surrounding vignettes of dogs and game, which have been gold inlaid in high relief; a pair of pointers, one pointing, the other honoring point, watch a grouse depart over a cleared meadow on left side of action, and a quattro of ducks flair over a marsh on right. Fine flame figured American walnut Winchester capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-3/8″ over Winchester composition buttplate. Point pattern checkering is at grip, and on matching large forend. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 7 lbs 5 oz. LOP: 14-3/8″. PROVENANCE: Thomas W. Connally Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent, retaining essentially all of its custom finishes in wood and metal, with only a few light handling marks. Bore is excellent. A good looking upgrade ready for your next quail hunt. 4-55607 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2536

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2541
Revised: 3/12/2015

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*FINELY ENGRAVED AND GOLD INLAID REMINGTON MODEL 32 CUSTOM FOUR BARREL SKEET SET WITH CASE.

SN 5009. Cal. 12 ga, 20 ga, 28 ga, and .410 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. All bbl sets are 26″ with raised, ventilated ribs mounted with white Bradley beads. 12 Ga. bbls are SNed “5009”, and finely engraved at breech end, matching remainder of gun. Other bbls are SNed “3523” and have rudimentary scroll and oak leaves at breech ends. Typical blued Remington Model 32 action features automatic safety and gold-plated single selective trigger. Action is engraved with exceptionally well cut and beautifully shaded, large, semi-relief, open scroll, with acanthus highlights surrounding fine game scenes of exceptionally well sculpted and inlaid in raised high relief gold, dogs and birds in well detailed engraved backgrounds. A pointer and a setter are intent upon departing trio of grouse in mountainous background with fine foliate foreground on left side of action. Right side depicts a pointing pointer and setter, and a pair of departing ruffed grouse in open meadow transitioning to woodlands. Bottom of action has a scene of flushing pheasant above gold inlaid Remington nomenclature for Model and SN, along with “Skeet”. A portrait of a dog is on trigger guard bow. This exceptional engraving is in the style of, and most likely accomplished by, the renowned Joseph Fugger, student of and successor to Rudolph Kornbrath, although no signature can be found. Beautifully flame figured American walnut full steel capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/16″ over Silver type leather faced pad. Checkering at grip and forend is bordered by finely carved scrolled acanthus (consignor’s notes indicate that the carving is by August Pachmayer). Gold oval on toe line is engraved “J. L. KARRICK JR”. Nicely matching forend with Deeley type release fits all bbl sets. 12 Ga. Bbl set: Drop at heel: 2-3/4″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 8 lbs 0 oz. LOP: 14-1/16″. 20 ga bbl set: Drop at heel: 2-11/16″, drop at comb: 1-9/16″. Weight: 8 lbs 1 oz. LOP: 14-1/16. 28 ga bbl set: Drop at heel: 2-11/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 8 lbs 3 oz. LOP: 14-1/16″. .410 bbl set: Drop at heel: 2-11/16″, drop at comb: 1-9/16″. Weight: 8 lbs 4 oz. LOP: 14-1/16″. High quality leather case with leather corners and central brass oval on top, is lined in green suede, and with oak highlights to tops of partitions in the style of the fine work of Marvin Huey. (No identifying marks or plaques found) Case has space for gun and all bbl sets. PROVENANCE: Thomas W. Connally Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain nearly all of their custom blue. Action retains approx 90% of its blue, silvering and browning on bottom, considerably silvered at rear of trigger guard. Stocks retain most of their high gloss finish with a few handling marks, with some evidence of wear to checkering and carving, mostly on forend. Pad is new. Bores are excellent. Action tight. Ejectors are strong. Trigger works. Case leather is excellent with a few light marks and scuffs. Straps and handle are excellent. Interior leather is excellent with some light rubs and soiling. A nicely appointed skeet set. 4-55660 (10,000-15,000) – Lot 2541

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2545
Revised: 3/12/2015

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*RARE FACTORY ENGRAVED MERIDEN ARMS PUMP ACTION DELUXE RIFLE.

SN 10348. Cal. 22. Spectacular & rare little rifle with 24″ oct bbl, 7/8 magazine, white bead combination front sight, Lyman 6-A 2-leaf folding rear sight and a locking Lyman combination tang sight. Top flat of bbl has the 2-line Meriden Firearms Co. address with 1912 patent date. Top tang is fitted with a sliding thumb safety and right side of the receiver has a push button slide release, both of which were revolutionary innovations for the time. Mounted with spectacular burl Claro walnut with checkered, bullet-shaped forearm and straight stock with crescent buttplate. Receiver is beautifully engraved with the oval vignette of a Bob White quail on the left side and a woodcock on the right side, all surrounded by very well executed foliate arabesque patterns with nicely shaded background. Vignettes are surrounded by a wide border. The thumb screw on the left side is cone shaped and nicely engraved in foliate patterns on the face with very fine checkered edge. Meriden Arms rifles are in and of themselves very scarce, with deluxe examples rare and engraved pieces extremely rare. The design of this rifle very closely resembles the later Savage Models 25 & 29, especially the model 25 with its straight side oval ejection port and thumb safety. It seems likely that Savage may have purchased or absorbed the Meriden designs. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 95-97% strong orig factory blue with light edge wear and a couple spots of flaking; magazine tube retains 75-80% crisp orig blue with the loss areas flaked, not worn to a light patina; receiver retains 80-85% strong orig blue with light edge wear, a couple of dings and the loss areas flaked, not worn to a light patina; buttplate retains traces of blue. Stock has a tiny chip at the heel, otherwise wood is sound with a few light scratches and overall retains about 98% orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp; bright shiny bore. 4-54045 (6,000-10,000) – Lot 2545

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2547
Revised: 3/12/2015

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*RARE 20 GAUGE PARKER AAHE GRADE SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN.

SN 172783. Cal. 20 ga. 0 Frame. 2-5/8″ Chambers. 28″ Whitworth steel bbls are marked with Parker Meriden CT address on concave, matted rib, along with “WHITWORTH STEEL”. Bbl flats have all correct marks, including a “W” for Whitworth, and Whitworth tube nos 47537 and 47538. Lump has correct SN and other marks. Splinter is reinforced. There are 3″ triangles of large shaded scroll with floral highlights at breech ends, and a band of geometric engraving at muzzles. PARKER GUN IDENTIFICATION & SERIALIZATION ledger lists this gun as a Grade 7, ejector, capped pistol grip, 20 ga. with 28″ Whitworth bbls. Typical action with all correct marks on water table, features non-automatic safety (SAFE engraved) and gold-plated Miller single selective trigger in rear position. Action is nicely filed with chevron on top lever and double beads around fences; and is engraved with near full coverage large shaded scroll with acanthus and floral highlights. Bouquets of flowers on bottom of action and trigger plate are exceptionally well done. “PARKER BROS” is on void in scroll on each side of action. Matching scroll engraved trigger guard has SN at grip. (Factory records indicate “scroll and flower engraving”.) Finely flame figured American walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 13-3/8″ over engraved skeleton steel buttplate. (Factory records indicate LOP of 14-1/4″. Measurement from orig front trigger.) Checkered side panels have fleur-di-lis drop points, and typical “AA” grade fancy bordered checkering with flourishes into comb. A large gold oval is inset on composition grip cap, and is engraved “P. G. H”. Beavertail ejector forend has reinforcing bolt, and is nearly fully checkered. It has typical release, and 1901 patent date on iron. Bore diameter: left -.623, right -.622. Bore restrictions: left -.025 (full), right -.014 (mod). Minimum wall thickness: left -.019, right -.017. Drop at heel: 2-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-9/16″. Weight: 6 lbs 7 oz. LOP: 13-3/8″. Abercrombie & Fitch marked leather VC case with stitched leather corners is embossed “P. H. G”, and is lined in burgundy cloth. Case contains straps. PROVENANCE: Parker Gun Collectors letter stating this gun was ordered by A & F and shipped on May 29, 1916, confirming all verifiable specifications. CONDITION: Excellent, as restored. Bbls retain essentially all of a fine satin re-black, engraving lightly thinned. Action retains nearly all of a cyanide case hardening re-color, silvered somewhat at bottom edges. Stocks retain essentially all of a fine hand rubbed oil finish with some light handling marks, grip checkering cleaned up. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Trigger works. Case leather is excellent, with a few light marks and scuffs. Interior cloth is excellent. AA grade 20 bores are exceptionally rare, with THE PARKER STORY listing a production total of 27, 17 with 28″ bbls. A nice handling, well balanced, exceedingly rare small bore Parker. 4-55405 (45,000-60,000) – Lot 2547

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2549
Revised: 3/3/2015

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16 GAUGE PARKER AHE WITH STRAIGHT GRIP.

SN 65404. (ca 1892) Cal. 16 ga. No.1 Frame? 2-1/2″ Chambers. 30″ Fine Damascus bbls are marked with Parker Meriden CT address on broad, concave, matted rib, along with “DAMASCUS STEEL”. Bbl flats are marked for a grade C, and have remnants of old number (83800?) with matching number to this action (65404) stamped in. PARKER GUN IDENTIFICATION & SERIALIZATION ledger lists this gun as a Grade 6, non-ejector, capped pistol grip, 12 ga. with 30″ Damascus bbls. Typical action with all correct marks on engine turned water table (also stamped with Birmingham nitro proofs), features automatic safety (SAFE engraved) and gold-plated double triggers. Action is nicely filed with chevron on top lever and single bead around fences; and is engraved with near full coverage various sized intricate scroll. “PARKER BROS” is on banner on each side of action. Scroll engraved trigger guard has SN at grip. Wonderfully flame figured American walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over engraved skeleton steel buttplate. Checkered side panels have fleur-di-lis drop points, and typical “A” grade style checkering with flourishes into comb, is at grip. A gold oval engraved “W” is on toe line. Matching splinter ejector forend has steel tip, with typical release, and 1901 patent date on iron. Bore diameter: left -.662, right -.663. Bore restrictions: left -.022 (Mod), right -.002 (IC). Minimum wall thickness: left -.028, right -.027. Drop at heel: 1-15/16″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 7 lbs 4 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. CONDITION: Very fine, as refurbished. Bbls retain approx 75% of their fine Damascus finish, with excellent definition to pattern, and shows hand wear above forend. Action retains a considerable amount of its case hardening color, percentage difficult to ascertain due to its extensive engraving. Engine turning on water table shows stains and evidence of cleaning. Trigger guard retains most of its blue. Stocks retain nearly all of a hand rubbed french polish finish, checkering nicely re-cut. Bores are very fine, lightly pitted throughout, with evidence of dent removal in both bbls about 12″ back from muzzles. Action is tight. Old bbl set fits well, tops of bbls and rib extension somewhat proud of action. Engraving on trigger guard and forend does not quite match that on action. Ejectors are in time. 4-54783 (15,000-25,000) – Lot 2549

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2550
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*UNUSUAL PARKER AH ORIGINAL TWO BARREL SET.

SN 95986. (1900) Cal. 12 ga. 2 Frame. 2-3/4″ Chambers. This gun matches all specifications in the PARKER IDENTIFICATION & SERIALIZATION ledger including its extra set of bbls. Both of these Damascus bbl sets have their own forends (marked “1” and “2” on irons and loops), are 30″, and of fine Damascus, with concave ribs marked with Parker Bros Meriden, CT addresses, and “DAMASCUS STEEL”. All correct markings are on bbl flats and lumps. Case hardened action is filed with chevron on top lever and single bead around fences. Action is engraved in typical “A” style with 90% coverage medium scroll surrounding vignettes of pairs of dogs on each side; pointers on left, setters on right. “PARKER BROS” is on each side in front of dog scenes. There are additional scenes of game birds on front portions of action; pheasants on left, and grouse (?) on right. Bottom front of action portrays a pointer pointing flushing snipe. Trigger plate has retriever with bird in mouth at forward portion, and a pair of does facing each other at rear. A pair of setters is on trigger guard bow. SN is at grip. Dark marbled stump figured European walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 13-3/4″ over Parker dog’s head buttplate with spur. Hard rubber grip cap has inset large gold oval on top. Side panels are recessed and checkered, and have fleur-di-lis drop points. Checkering at grip is typical “A” style with fancy mullered borders and flourishes up toward comb. Matching splinter forends have nicely filed steel tips and typical releases. BBL set no “1”: Bore diameter: left -.730, right -.731. Bore restrictions: left -.011 (very lt mod), right -.002 (IC). Minimum wall thickness: left -.028, right -.030. Drop at heel: 2-5/8″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 7 lbs 4 oz. LOP: 13-3/4″. BBL set no. “2”: Bore diameter: left -.731, right -.731. Bore restrictions: left -.036 (full), right -.034 (full). Minimum wall thickness: left -.035, right -.037. Drop at heel: 2-5/8″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 7 lbs 11 oz. LOP: 13-3/4″. CONDITION: Very fine, as refinished. Bbl set no. “1” retains nearly all of a nicely colored re-brown with excellent definition to pattern. Bbl set no. “2” retains a considerable amount of an old re-brown, considerably worn from normal handling at breech ends, and thinned at muzzles. Action retains approx 30% of an old color re-hardening, engraving somewhat softened. Stocks retain most of an old oil finish with a few light marks and scratches, checkering nicely re-cut. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. 4-54784 (10,000-15,000) – Lot 2550

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2554
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*SPECIAL ORDER 20 GAUGE PARKER DH WITH CASE.

SN 175916. Cal. 20 ga. 2-1/2″ Chambers. 0 Frame. 30″ Bbls are marked with Parker Meriden CT address, and “Titanic Steel” on rib. All correct marks are on polished and engine turned bbl flats and lumps. This gun matches all specifications in PARKER SERIALIZATION AND IDENTIFICATION ledger. Typical DH action has no safety (per factory letter), and is engraved in atypical, for its age, “D” style without “Parker Bros” on sides. Scroll engraving is deeper than normal. It does have usual dogs, which are in higher relief than normal, and there are mountains in backgrounds. Trigger plate is engraved with usual nye of pheasants. “Parker Bros” is in raised relief gold on bottom of action. Parker ledger includes a special inscription “Inlay on bottom of frame, gold “Parker Bros”. SN is on grip of scroll engraved trigger guard. Nicely marbled and figured circassian walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-3/8″ over Hawkins open sided red pad, and features typical drop points and checkering, as well as a vacant silver oval on toe line. Newly made long beavertail forend, using orig metal, is coarsely checkered, has no metal tip, but has typical release. Bore diameter: left -.670, right -.668. Bore restrictions: left -.022 (full), right -.022 (full). Minimum wall thickness: left -.026, right -.026. Drop at heel: 1-15/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs 5 oz. LOP: 14-3/8″. Old, quite possibly orig, leather case with brass corners, and unusual brass bail latches, is lined in scarlet cloth. Case contains 3-pc walnut and brass BGI type cleaning rod in covered compartment with brass pivoting latch. PROVENANCE: Parker Gun Collectors letter confirming specs and stating gun sent to to E. I. Dupont Trap Shooting School at Young’s Million Dollar Pier in Atlantic City, New Jersey on March 9, 1917. Notation on ledger page says “invoice compliments of Parker Bros.”. Copy of ledger page. Other correspondence. According to Parker Bros. Order Book #97, the gun was returned to Parker Bros. by the E.I. DuPont Trapshooting School on December 3, 1917. Instructions were to tighten the forend, remove safety & plug hole, and to make good as new. There was no charge. CONDITION: Good. Bbls retain approx 90% renewed blue over numerous dents and marks, breech engraving softened. Action is presently coin finished, engraving softened. Previous owners name “F B Potts.” under three stars, and “No 717” is hand-stamped on bottom of action under gold inlay and extending onto right side of action. Buttstock retains nearly all of an old varnish finish, is slightly crazed, over some old dents and marks, and has a few subsequent marks. Checkering is re-cut. Pad is new. New made forend wood retains nearly all its orig finish. Bores are very good, slightly frosted throughout. Action is tight. Mid bead has been moved and old hole not plugged. Case leather is considerably rubbed on edges, and has many marks, dents, and old scratches. Outside handles are repaired, and quite tender. Interior cloth is good, and has some slight insect damage. Cleaning rod is good. 4-55047 (10,000-15,000) – Lot 2554

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2555
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PARKER DHE OWNED BY FBI SPECIAL AGENT GEORGE H. FRANKLIN.

SN 75061. (1892) Cal. 20 ga. 0 Frame. 2-3/4″ Chambers. Listed in the PARKER IDENTIFICATION & SERIALIZATION ledger as originally having 28″ Damascus bbls, and being made before ejectors were offered, this gun obviously was returned to the factory for new 26″ bbls and ejectors, at an unknown date. Present bbls are marked with Parker Meriden address and “TITANIC STEEL” on concave game rib. Typical case hardened action features automatic safety and nickel-plated double triggers. It is engraved in typical “D” style with 70% coverage nicely cut scroll surrounding vignettes of dogs and game; a pointing pointer is on left, and a pointing setter is on right, in front of “PARKER BROS” on a band. Trigger plate depicts four pheasant, two perched, two flying. Scroll engraved trigger guard has SN at grip. Nicely stump figured and lightly marbled European walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/8″ over skeleton steel buttplate, and features typical lozenge shaped drop points, point pattern checkering at grip, and a large vacant silver oval on toe line. Matching splinter ejector forend has 1878 patent date engraved on release housing. Bore diameter: left -.619, right -.616. Bore restrictions: left -.016 (Mod), right -.004 (IC). Minimum wall thickness: left -.024, right -.027. Drop at heel: 2-9/16″, drop at comb: 1-9/16″. Weight: 6 lbs 3 oz. LOP: 14-1/8″. PROVENANCE: Consignor states that this gun was owned by George H. Franklin, FBI special agent. CONDITION: Fine, as partially refinished. Bbls retain nearly all of a satin rust blue, over a number of pits on right bbl at muzzle. Breech engraving almost eradicated. Action retains traces of orig case hardening color where protected, but is nearly all pewter gray. Trigger guard retains most of an old re-blue. Stocks retain essentially all of a very fine hand rubbed oil finish, with one or two light marks. Bores are excellent, with a hint of frosting in left bbl, and a small dent in right 15-1/2″ from muzzle. Action is a bit loose with forend removed, tight with forend installed. Ejectors are strong and in time. 4-55183 (7,000-12,000) – Lot 2555

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2557
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*20 GAUGE PARKER DHE.

SN 222755. Cal. 20 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 0 Frame. 26″ Bbls are marked with Parker Meriden CT address and “TITANIC STEEL” on concave rib. Bbl flats are stamped with Parker proofs. SN is on left side of lump. Typical case hardened action features non-automatic safety and single selective Parker trigger. Action is engraved in typical “D” style with 80% coverage large scroll surrounding pointer and setter on sides of action, and nye of pheasants on trigger plate. “Parker Bros” is on scrolled ribbon on each side. Nicely stump figured American walnut Parker capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over skeleton steel buttplate. Lozenge shaped drop points and point pattern checkering are at grip. A vacant silver oval is on toe line. Matching splinter ejector forend with typical release and forend tip, has 1901 patent date on iron. Bore diameter: left -.615, right -.615. Bore restrictions: left -.000 (cyl), right -.000 (cyl). Minimum wall thickness: left -.030, right -.031. Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-9/16″. Weight: 6 lbs 10 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. PROVENANCE: Thomas W. Connally Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent, as refinished. Bbls retain nearly all of a fine satin rust blue. Action retains approx 85% case hardening color, silvered from normal hand wear. Trigger guard retains most of an old re-blue. All engraving is still clear. Stocks retain nearly all of an old oil refinish with some light handling marks, checkering nicely re-cut. Bores are very fine, lightly frosted, and with one or two minor pits. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Trigger works, pulls are light. This gun is not listed in the Parker Identification and Serialization ledger. 4-55642 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2557

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2560
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*A RARE BRACE OF CONSECUTIVELY NUMBERED PARKER GHE 12GA SHOTGUNS WITH FACTORY 24″ BARRELS.

SN 213462/ 213463. Cal. 12 ga. 1-1/2 Frame. 2-5/8″ Chambers for gun 213462, Gun 213463 has 2-3/4″ chambers (stamped on bbl flats). Both guns have factory 24″ bbls with concave, matted ribs marked “PARKER BROS MAKERS. MERIDEN. CT. U.S.A. PARKER SPEC STEEL”, and are engraved in typical “G” fashion with sprays of scroll surrounding oval vignettes of birds on sides and bottoms; ducks on left, pheasants on right, and more pheasants on bottoms. Both have capped pistol grip buttstocks and splinter forends. Gun 213462 has a nicely stump figured American walnut stock. Stock of 213463 has some flame figure, mostly on right side. Gun 213462 measures 13″ over original Parker dog’s head buttplate, and is fitted with double triggers. Gun 213463 has been fitted with “Infallible” single trigger in rear position (selector at top left of top strap), LOP measures 13″ over the original DHBP from now missing front trigger position. Accompanied by PGCA Historian’s letters for each gun confirming configuration and specifications, and stating that they were completed in Aug 1925 with 24″ bbls. Gun no. 213462: Bore diameter: left -.731, right -.730. Bore restrictions: left -.027 (IMod), right -.008 (IC). Minimum wall thickness: left -.025, right -.029. Drop at heel: 3″, drop at comb: 2-5/8″. Weight: 6 lbs 8 oz. LOP: 13″. Gun no. 213463: Bore diameter: left -.731, right -.730. Bore restrictions: left -.028 (IMod), right -.006 (IC). Minimum wall thickness: left -.036, right -.035. Drop at heel: 3-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/4″. Weight: 6 lbs 8 oz. LOP: 12-1/4″. CONDITION: Gun no. 213462 is in exceptionally fine condition. Bbls retain approx 95% orig blue, with numerous light marks. Action retains 85 – 90% orig case hardening color. Trigger guard retains most of its blue, most loss due to flaking. Stocks retain 90% of their orig finish worn through on sharp edges, with a few minor marks. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Ejectors are in time. GUN NUMBER 213463 is about very good as partially refinished. Bbls retain 95% re-black with some light marks. Action shows evidence of cleaning, and has traces of orig color where protected, engraving still clear. Stocks refinished, and retain nearly all of that finish, checkering cleaned up. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Ejectors are in time. Trigger works. 24″ Barreled Parkers are exceedingly rare, with fewer than 20 made in 12 ga. in all grades and bbl types. THE PARKER STORY tabulates five GH guns with 24″ Damascus bbls, but none with Parker Steel bbls. These TWO consecutive guns were obviously missed during the tabulation. 4-54076 (17,500-22,500) – Lot 2560

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2562
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*RARE HAYES DESIGN PARKER “TRY GUN”.

SN 171493. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. No. 2 Frame. One of fewer than 20 Parker “try guns” made in all types, this specimen has 30″ Vulcan steel bbls with correct markings on rib and bbl flats. The rear of rib is drilled and tapped with three holes for affixing measuring device (not included). A gun with device affixed is pictured in THE PARKER STORY on p. 671. Most known examples are of Hayes pattern. This is one of a group of three made in 1915 by altering a standard “V” action. with engraving that differs from normal production in that “PARKER BROS” is in large letters at bottom of each side. Also, action has been fitted with brazed-on extensions at rear with square headed screws to be turned in and out to adjust for cast. There are also adjustment screws through forward part of top tang and in front of triggers, with access hole through trigger guard bow for adjusting grip angle and initial adjustment for drop at heel. Trigger guard has been thickened at forward and rear portion of bow for unique attachment to trigger plate. Capped pistol grip stock of lightly figured American walnut has yoke affixed to stock at front of checkering which extends into action area to be acted on by aforementioned adjustment screws. Butt portion of stock behind unusual scallop bordered mullered checkering, has knurled wheel adjustment screws for drop at heel and comb. Thick, hard, checkered, rubber buttplate has wheel adjustments for length of pull, and pitch, and screw adjustment on bottom wheel for extra cast at toe. Gun is fitted with standard splinter forend. Parker Gun Identification and Serialization ledger lists this gun with an extra code of “4” which normally refers to a single trigger. In this case, however, it must denote a “special” gun, as other “try guns” in the group, all have the same designation. Bore diameter: left-.730, right -.730. Bore restrictions: left -.032 (Full), right -.034 (Full). Wall thickness: left -.025, right -.031. Drop at heel: adjustable, drop at comb: adjustable. Weight: 8 lbs. 11 oz. LOP: adjustable. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain most of their orig blue, considerably silvered and thinned at normal carry and wear areas. Action retains traces of its orig case hardening color, mostly cleaned to silver gray. Stocks retain most of their orig finish with numerous small marks and light compressions. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. This is a well designed, shootable, “try gun”. 4-49288 (6,000-8,000) – Lot 2562

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2563
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*FINE PARKER VHE SKEET GUN WITH LOTS OF ORIGINAL METAL FINISH.

SN 240761. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 1-1/2 Frame. 26″ Bbls are marked with Parker name and address, along with “VULCAN STEEL” on slightly raised, concave rib. Bbl flats and lump have all correct markings, as does water table of case hardened typical action, which features automatic safety and single selective trigger. Action is engraved in late style with wiggle borders and “PARKER” on bottom. Lightly crotch figured American walnut Parker capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/16″ over Parker dogs head buttplate without spur. Large beavertail ejector forend, although not specified in Parker Gun Identification and Serialization ledger, appears original, with correct reinforcing bolt. Bore diameter: left -.730, right -.729. Bore restrictions: left -.003 (Skeet), right -.003 (Skeet). Minimum wall thickness: left -.031, right -.033. Drop at heel: 2-3/4″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7 lbs 9 oz. LOP: 14-1/16″. CONDITION: Excellent, as partially refinished. Bbls retain approx 95% orig blue, silvered at muzzles, thinning at breech ends, and with a few minor light marks and scratches. Action retains approx 90% orig case hardening color, silvered on high points from normal handling wear. Color is very pleasing and vivid on sides and trigger plate. There is some light discoloration and freckling on right side. Trigger guard retains a considerable amount of its orig blue, silvering at grip, and with some flaking on bow. Buttstock retains nearly all of a varnish re-finish, with repaired crack on right cheek. Checkering re-cut. Forend retains nearly 95% of what appears to be its orig finish, with some scratches and marks, and a small repair on left side. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Trigger works. A fine example of this important Parker variation. 4-54021 (4,500-7,500) – Lot 2563

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2566
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*16 GAUGE PARKER VHE.

SN 143368. Cal. 16 ga. No. 1 Frame. 2-5/8″ Chambers. 28″ bbls are marked with Parker Meriden CT address and “VULCAN STEEL” on matted, concave rib. Correct markings are on bbl flats and lump. Typical action features automatic safety and double triggers. It has wiggle border engraving with “PARKER BROS” on each side. SN is on trigger guard tang. Lightly figured American walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-3/8″ over open sided JOSTAM pad. Typical checkering is at grip. German silver shield on toe line is engraved “F G H”. Matching splinter ejector forend has 1876 patent date on release, and 1901 date on damascened iron. Bore diameter: left -.664, right -.664. Bore restrictions: left -.024 (Mod), right -.008 (IC). Minimum wall thickness: left -.028, right -.030. Drop at heel: 2-3/4″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7 lbs 0 oz. LOP: 14-3/8″. Gun matches all specifications listed in PARKER IDENTIFICATION & SERIALIZATION ledger. Included with gun is Redhead Leg o’ mutton case. PROVENANCE: Richard Schreiber Collection. Factory letter confirming specifications, and invoice from Larry Del Grego for ejector work. CONDITION: Good, as partially refinished. Bbls retain most of an old re-black, engraving slightly softened. Action has been re-colored with applied heat, and has considerable subsequent silvering. Stocks retain most of what appears to be their orig finish, sharp edges worn through, and numerous light and heavy marks and scratches, checkering worn. Bores are good, lightly pitted throughout. Action is slightly loose. Ejectors are strong and slightly out of time. Case is very fine. Straps and handle are good. 4-45897 (1,500-2,000) – Lot 2566

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2570
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*PARKER A-1 SPECIAL UPGRADE DOUBLE TRAP.

SN 182080. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 1-1/2 Frame. 32″ Bbls are marked with Parker Brothers Meriden address and “TITANIC STEEL” on raised, ventilated rib. Exceptionally well cut 3″ triangles of scrolled acanthus with floral highlights, are at breech ends, with matching 2-1/2″ triangles at muzzles. Case hardened action features non-automatic safety and nickel-plated double triggers. Action has been filed in “A-1 Special” manner with three beads at rear portion of fences, and with chevron on top lever. Engraving is exceptionally well done, and features open, shaded, attenuated scrolling acanthus with floral highlights and large bouquet on trigger plate. This fine scroll surrounds small, almost full relief, circular vignettes on sides of action; a retriever presents retrieved fowl on left side, and a pair of grouse are flying on left. “Parker Bros” is on bottom of action in typical late fashion. This engraving closely replicates that found on some “A-1 Specials” in style and quality. This gun was upgraded from a grade “3” or “D”, and is still so marked on water table. Nicely marbled European walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-3/4″ over red Silver type pad. Grip cap has large inset gold oval with border engraving surrounding initials “RWW”. Stock also features “A-1 Special” type fancy fleur-di-lis pattern checkering with carved fleur-di-lis drop points and inset checkered side panels. A fancy gold crenelated rectangle devoid of engraving is on toe line. Large matching beavertail non-ejector forend is braced in Model 21 manner, and has typical Parker release. (Bbls are fitted with split extractors, and have been renumbered.) Bore diameter: left -.732, right -.731. Bore restrictions: left -.025 (Mod), right -.034 (Full). Minimum wall thickness: left -.032, right -.031. Drop at heel: 1-3/4″, drop at comb: 1-1/4″. Weight: 8 lbs 7 oz. LOP: 14-3/4″. PROVENANCE: Thomas W. Connally Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent, retaining nearly all of its custom finishes on wood and metal, with only a few minor handling marks. Action silvered on high edges, and on bottom, to perhaps 85%. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Bbls are off face. 4-55617 (6,500-9,500) – Lot 2570

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*PARKER BROTHERS SC SINGLE BARREL TRAP WITH EXTRA BARREL.

SN 227089. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 32″ and 30″ Acme steel bbls with raised, ventilated ribs, are marked “PARKER BROS. MAKERS. MERIDEN. CT. U.S.A. ACME. STEEL.” on top lefts. Bbl flats are stamped with proofs, steel type, and weight, left sides of lumps with SN, bottoms with “12”. Case hardened action has all correct markings on water table, and has nicely filed single bead around fence on to sides. Action is engraved with near full coverage well cut large scroll. “PARKER BROS” is on both sides of action. Trigger plate is engraved with pigeon in flight. Blued trigger guard has scroll on bow and SN on tang. Lightly crotch figured American walnut full capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-3/8″ over dark brown leather covered pad. Side panels are checkered and do not have drop points. Point pattern checkering is at grip. A vacant silver oval is on toe line. Matching beavertail ejector forend has reinforcing bolt, typical Parker release, and 1901 patent date on iron. 30″ Bbls: Bore diameter : .732. Bore restriction: -.034 (full). Minimum wall thickness: .060. Drop at heel: 2″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 8 lbs. 0 oz. LOP: 14-3/8″. 32″ Bbls: Bore diameter : .732. Bore restriction: -.019 (mod). Drop at heel: 2″, drop at comb: 1-5/16″. Weight: 8 lbs. 4 oz. LOP: 14-3/8″. CONDITION: Excellent. Both sets of bbls retain over 95% orig blue with a few light marks and nicks. 32″ bbls, have a bit more blue and SN appears to be stamped over another. Action retains well over 90% orig case hardening color, silvering on high points, and slightly fading on bottom. Trigger guard retains most of its orig blue, most loss due to flaking. Stocks retain over 90% of their orig varnish finish worn through from handling at grip and on sharp edges, with a number of light marks, scratches, and dings. Checkering is very lightly worn. Bores are excellent. Action is tight with both sets. Ejector is strong. Parker single traps are all scarce with fewer than 2000 ever made. 30″ Bbl guns are especially scarce with only 169 made in all grades. 4-53611 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 2571

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2572
Revised: 3/12/2015

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*THE ONLY KNOWN PHILADELPHIA ARMS COMPANY (PREDECESSOR TO A.H. FOX) GRADE “D” SHOTGUN.

SN 348. Cal. 12 ga. 2-5/8″ Chambers. 30″ Krupp steel bbls with matted rib marked “PHILADELPHIA ARMS CO., PHILA. PA. – KRUPP FLUID STEEL” has early rendition of Fox’s rotary bolting in rib extension. Lump is stamped “D” “348”. Case hardened action featuring automatic safety (SAFE engraved), is stamped “PAT. AUG 16. 1904”, and with grade and SN on water table. The gun copied Parker’s styling as evident by its recessed hinge pin, and rounded action panels. Rib matting and bbl markings are also remarkably similar to Parkers. Action is engraved with small scroll with floral accents as counterpoint to vignettes of dogs and game; a pair of setters are on left side; with a pair of pointing pointers on right. “FOX” is in rectangular band at rear of each side. More scroll and rose are on bottom of action. Trigger plate is affixed with three screws, and engraved with circular vignette of feeding quail behind post and rail fence. Trigger guard has scroll engraving on bow, and SN on grip. Nicely veined and lightly figured European walnut ribbed capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14″ over a ribbed hard rubber buttplate, and features side panels with lozenge shaped drop points and multi-point pattern checkering. A vacant silver oval is on toe line. Matching splinter forend has inlet metal tip, similar to that found on a Parker, and Deeley type release, again a Parker knock-off. SN is stamped on iron. Bore diameter: left -.730, right -.728. Bore restrictions: left -.042 (extra full), right -.031 (full). Minimum wall thickness: left -.032, right -.032. Drop at heel: 2-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7 lbs 7 oz. LOP: 14″. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain 60 – 70% orig blue with some areas of cleaned rust, and flecking overall. Action retains approx 30% orig case hardening color, strong where protected, balance is pewter to gray with some flecking. Trigger guard retains nearly all of a shiny blue, engraving slightly soft. Stocks retain what is most probably their orig oil finish with some added oil rubbed in over the years. Checkering is slightly worn and dark. There are two small cracks at rear of top tang, and a small 1/4″ notch out of left side of forend. Bores are shiny with scattered pitting throughout. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. All Philadelphia Arms guns are exceedingly rare. Michael McIntosh in A.H. FOX “THE FINEST GUN IN THE WORLD” lists 11 that he knew of, none in a grade higher than “C”. The “D” grade listed for $150.00 in 1905, while the bottom of the line “A” grade was $50.00. This is the only D Grade gun known to exist…Ownership is an absolute requirement for the most serious Fox collector. 4-54074 (17,500-22,500) – Lot 2572

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2574
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*SCARCE A.H. FOX (PHILADELPHIA) “DE” GRADE WITH EXTRA BARRELS.

SN 23731. (ca 1917) Cal. 12 ga. 2-5/8″ Chambers. (Second set has 3″ chambers) Both sets are 28″ and one is of Chromox and the second is of Krupp steel, and both are marked with Fox Philadelphia address, and have concave, matted ribs. Breech ends of both sets are engraved with 2-1/2″ triangles of large scroll with stippled backgrounds. SN and grade are stamped on bbl flats of orig bbls. Later fitted Krupp bbls by Niccola DiGualielmo of the old Westchester Gun Works, are stamped with matching SN and engraved to match. They are also marked “SK” and “MOD”, and have reinforced splinter. Case hardened action features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), and double triggers. Action is engraved with large scrolling acanthus with stippled backgrounds, and has griffin heads on fences, and a grouse with chicks on bottom in circular vignette. The floral engraving on trigger plate is exceptionally well done. There are oval scenes of game birds on sides of action; snipe on left, and flying quail on right, along with “ANSLEY H. FOX” in banners. Matching trigger guard has central shield on bow gold inlaid with “F” in script. SN is gold inlaid on tang. Nicely streaked circassian walnut Fox capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-3/8″ over ribbed composition buttplate. Side panels are checkered, and grip is checkered in fancy scalloped pattern, as typical on “D” grade guns. Matching long splinter ejector forend has inset schnabeled ebony tip and Deeley type release. 28″ Orig BBLS: Bore diameter: left -.728, right -.728. Bore restrictions: left -.037 (full), right -.027 (mod). Minimum wall thickness: left -.025, right -.027. Drop at heel: 3″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 6 lbs 15 oz. LOP: 14-3/8″. Second set of 28″ BBLS: Bore diameter: left -.740, right -.740. Bore restrictions: left: .034 (full), right: .008 (IC). Minimum wall thickness: left -.022, right -.028. Drop at heel: 3″, drop at comb: 1-11/16″. Weight: 7 lbs 2 oz. LOP: 14-3/8″. PROVENANCE: Accompanied by a copy of the original A.H.Fox order card for E.K. Tryon Co. CONDITION: Excellent, as partially restored. Bbls of both sets retain nearly all of an old re-black over some light marks, engraving sharp. Action retains over 85 – 90% hardening colors, pleasingly silvered on sharp edges. Stock retains nearly all of a hand rubbed oil finish over some old light marks, and a few subsequent light marks, checkering competently re-cut. A small dutchman has been inset on right side panel at action. Bores of both sets of bbls are excellent, with some light frosting. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Second bbl set fits well. Ejectors are slightly out of time. A very fine and desirable Fox gun. 4-54069 (10,000-15,000) – Lot 2574

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2577
Revised: 3/14/2015

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*EARLY A.H. FOX 16 GAUGE CE GRADE SHOTGUN.

SN 300426. Cal. 16 ga. 26-1/8″ Bbls with slightly raised, matted rib, are marked “Krupp Fluid Steel Made By” “A. H. Fox Gun Co. Phila. PA” on tops. There are 1-3/4″ triangles of scroll engraving at breech ends. Bbl flats are stamped with SN, grade, gauge, and Fox proof. Case hardened action features automatic safety and is fitted with Kautzky single selective trigger. Action is engraved with 60% coverage varying sized scroll surrounding oval vignettes of game birds under “ANSLEY H. FOX” on both sides; quail on left, and snipe on right. A setter is in circular scene on bottom of action. Scroll engraved trigger guard has SN at grip. Newly made, nicely streaked and lightly figured European walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/4″ over checkered wood butt. Side panels are checkered and grip is checkered in point pattern with line borders. Orig splinter ejector forend has inset schnabeled horn tip and circular screw boss in central diamond of checkering. Bore diameter: left -.612, right -.612. Bore restrictions: left -.013 (Mod), right -.003 (Skeet). Minimum wall thickness: left -.038, right -.035. Drop at heel: 1-7/8″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 6 lbs 10 oz. LOP: 14-1/4″. CONDITION: Excellent, as refurbished. Bbls retain essentially all of a fine satin re-blue, engraving softened. Action retains 90% of what appears to be orig case hardening color, engraving sharp and clear. New stock retains essentially all of its fine hand rubbed oil finish with a few light marks. Orig forend retains nearly all of a matching finish with considerable wear around escutcheon previous to refinishing, checkering nicely re-cut. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Ejectors are slightly out of time. Trigger works. Fine affordable shooter. 4-54070 (6,000-9,000) – Lot 2577

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2578
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*EXCEPTIONALLY FINE HIGH ORIGINAL CONDITION 20 GAUGE A. H. FOX AE.

SN 203528. Cal. 20 ga. 28″ Bbls with slightly raised, matted rib fitted with two white beads, are marked “CHROMOX FLUID COMPRESSED STEEL” “MADE BY SAVAGE ARMS CORP. UTICA. N.Y. U.S.A.” on tops. Bbl flats are stamped with SN and grade. Case hardened small action with SN, grade, and gauge stamped on water table features automatic safety and double triggers. Action is engraved with typical late grade A style large acanthus. “ANSLEY H. FOX” is in serpentine banner on each side. Blued, geometrically engraved trigger guard has SN at grip. Lightly fiddle figured American walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over ribbed composition buttplate. Point pattern checkering with beaded border is at grip. Matching splinter ejector forend has Deeley type release. Bore diameter: left -.617, right -.618. Bore restrictions: left -.026 (full), right -.013 (Lt mod). Minimum wall thickness: left -.023, right -.025. Drop at heel: 2-5/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs 0 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. PROVENANCE: Fox letter with orig specs, stating that this gun was completed at the Savage Arms plant and shipped on Oct 12, 1931 to Abercrombie & Fitch. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine, nearly as new. Bbls retain approx 98% orig blue, with a hint of silvering on sharp edges. Action retains nearly all of its orig case hardening color with a few light marks. Forend latch retains 95% color over some light flecking. Trigger guard also has some light flecking in its orig blue. Stocks retain nearly all of a shiny varnish finish over some light marks, possibly done by factory when it was returned for a re-bore and change of drop (per factory letter). Bores are excellent. Action tight. Ejectors are in time. 4-54769 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2578

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2579
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*EXCEPTIONALLY RARE (NINE PRODUCED) A.H. FOX M GRADE SINGLE BARREL TRAP GUN (LAST M GRADE SHIPPED).

SN 400476. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chamber. This spectacular top-of-the-line A H Fox product has 32″ ventilated rib bbl engraved “MADE BY A.H. FOX GUN CO. PHILA. PA. U.S.A.” and “CHROMOX FLUID STEEL” either side of rib. Breech section is engraved with large, open, shaded scroll and some zigzag borders, which is highlighted by geometric gold inlay. Bbl flats are engraved with SN, grade, and stamped with Fox proof. Case hardened action is engraved with grade and SN on engine turned water table. This engine turning extends onto breechface. Action has gold-plated locking system release button on left side. Sides of action are engraved with nearly full coverage exceptionally well cut open, shaded scroll within geometric borders. These borders are highlighted by gold wire inlay. Rear border is inlaid with arcaded gold wire. “FOX” is gold inlaid in Old English script on both sides, and right side has scroll surrounding two color gold olive frond with olives, leaves in light colored gold. Top of action is neatly stippled, and is inlaid with more two color olive branches. Top lever is inlaid with long stemmed rose and rosebuds with foliage. Bottom of action portrays two flush inlaid gold pigeons flying through scroll. Borders of trigger plate are gold wire dash and dot inlaid. Blued trigger guard has gold wire device on trigger guard bow, and gold inlaid SN at grip. Beautifully marbled and finely fiddle figured Circassian walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over Silver type tan leather faced pad. A vacant gold shield is on toe line. Stock is checkered in exceptionally well done borderless fleur-di-lis pattern, with fancy scrolled borders and ribbons. This fine checkering is also on side panels, with portion toward action stippled. Matching slightly flared long beavertail ejector forend has Deeley type release. Bore diameter: .726. Bore restrictions: .023 (Mod). Minimum wall thickness: .060. Drop at heel: 2″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 8 lbs 1 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. PROVENANCE: The Steven Harris Collection. CONDITION: Essentially as new, after extremely careful professional restoration. This fine gun was in exceptionally fine condition before restoration, and retains essentially all of its fine custom correct finishes on wood and metal. Buttstock exhibits a few light marks and dents under renewed finish. Pad is new. Checkering is very fine, with only light wear, and has not been re-cut. Bore is excellent, bright and shiny with some light striations and frosting toward breech end. Action is tight. A grand old gun. 4-55038 (20,000-30,000) – Lot 2579

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2580
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*RARE PARKER A GRADE SINGLE BARREL TRAP.

SN 183224. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chamber. One of only 5 made with 34″ bbl in this grade. Bbl is marked with Parker Bros Meriden CT address with “ACME STEEL” on raised ventilated rib. Case hardened action has nicely filed beads along water table, and onto standing breech. Trigger is gold-plated. Action is engraved with near full coverage various sized simple scroll with small scroll and geometric borders. “PARKER BROS” is in attenuated scrolled banner on each side. Trigger guard with scroll engraved bow has SN at grip. Nicely crotch figured American walnut Parker capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over Silver type pad, and features Monte Carlo comb, checkered side panels with fleur-di-lis drop points, and typical A grade fancy patterned checkering with mullered borders and flourishes toward comb at grip. Matching long beavertail forend has reinforcing bolt, typical release, and ejector patents on iron. Gun matches most specifications in PARKER IDENTIFICATION & SERIALIZATION ledger, except it is listed as having a straight hand stock. Bore diameter: .734. Bore restrictions: .038 (full). Minimum wall thickness: .079. Drop at heel: 2″, drop at rear of Monte Carlo: 1-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 8 lbs 10 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. PROVENANCE: The Steven Harris Collection. CONDITION: Excellent, near new, as completely restored, retaining essentially all of its custom finishes on wood and metal, with only the lightest of handling marks found. Mechanically crisp. 4-55071 (6,000-10,000) – Lot 2580

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2582
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*EXCEPTIONALLY FINE ORIGINAL CONDITION ITHACA GRADE 7 KNICK SINGLE BARREL TRAP WITH ENGRAVING SIGNED “MCGRAW”.

SN 404283. (1956) Cal. 12 ga. 32″ Bbl with raised, matted, ventilated rib is engraved with fig leaves and figs on rear bolsters, along with “Ithaca Gun Co Inc” in arched ribands. Engine turned bbl flats are stamped with SN, grade, chamber, and patent numbers. Case hardened action is engraved with near full coverage of more fig leaves and figs, with fine stippled background surrounding relief gold inlaid two color gold birds; pair of mallards in yellow gold, one with light gold head, fly over marsh with cattails highlighted in light gold, on left side. Right side depicts a pair of pheasant, a cock pheasant flying has light gold head, and a hen is standing on light gold grass. Bottom of action depicts a heraldic eagle in yellow gold, with light gold head, over engraved “Made in USA”. Yellow gold snipe flies over light gold foliage on trigger guard bow. This fine engraving is by long time Ithaca engraver, Bill McGraw, whose signature “McGraw” appears on fig stem on left side. Fine crotch figured American walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14″ over open sided black white line trap pad. There is also a white line between stock and Ithaca marked black grip cap. A vacant gold shield is on toe line. Grip and side panels are checkered in borderless fancy fleur-di-lis pattern with numerous fleur-di-lis and ribbons throughout. Matching flared beavertail ejector forend has Deeley release. Bore diameter: .727. Bore restrictions: .038 (full). Minimum wall thickness: .050. Drop at heel: 1-7/8″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 8 lbs 8 oz. LOP: 14″. PROVENANCE: The Steven Harris Collection. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbl retains 95%+ orig blue with some silvering on sharp edge of rib, and some light scattered marks. Action retains approx 60% muted orig case hardening color, silvered on sharp edges, and at bottom, as well as top tang. Trigger guard retains perhaps 15% orig blue, considerably silvered at front of bow, and at grip. Stocks retain nearly all of their orig varnish finish, with some light marks and scratches, checkering lightly worn and filled. Bore is excellent with a few light scratches toward breech end. Action has just a hint of looseness. Ejector is strong. A fine example of this scarce Ithaca.   4-55065 (6,000-10,000) – Lot 2582

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2583
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*SPECTACULAR ITHACA SOUSA SINGLE BARREL TRAP BY DOUG TURNBULL.

SN 290739. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chamber. 34″ (scarce) Bbl with raised ventilated rib is upgraded from a Victory grade (no ejector) by Doug Turnbull with his “DT” stamp on bottom of lump. Mono-bloc of bbl is engraved in Sousa style with sprays of varying sized scroll along with some geometric and line engraving, with “ITHACA GUN CO” in scroll terminated riband on each side. Case hardened Flues action is nearly fully engraved with closely knit scroll of varying sizes. Relief gold inlaid dogs, a pointer on left, and setter on right, are within ovals on sides of action. A duck in flight over gold foliage is on trigger plate. The classic Sousa grade jubilant mermaid is relief gold inlaid on trigger guard bow. Trigger with checkered blade is gold-plated. Water table is stamped with SN and engraved “Sousa” and stamped “PAT APPL’D FOR”. Very fine feather crotch American walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-5/8″ over Silver type pad. Borderless checkering in scalloped pattern is at grip and on side panels. A vacant gold shield is on toe line. Matching flared beavertail forend with inset ebony tip has push-button release. Interior of iron is nicely engraved with “S-S” and stamped with SN. Bore diameter: .729. Bore restrictions: .035 (full). Minimum wall thickness: .052. Drop at heel: 2-3/16″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 8 lbs 7 oz. LOP: 14-5/8″. Accompanied by a framed picture of Doug Turnbull and his team holding this Sousa. PROVENANCE: The Steven Harris Collection. CONDITION: Excellent, essentially as new, after upgrade, with only the faintest of light handling marks in exceptionally fine finishes on wood and metal. Bore is excellent. Action is tight. 4-55089 (12,500-22,500) – Lot 2583

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2584
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*RARE FINELY TURNBULL RESTORED ITHACA FLUES 2nd MODEL GRADE 7 SINGLE BARREL TRAP.

SN 278826-T. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chamber. 34″ Bbl with raised, matted, ventilated rib is engraved “Ithaca Gun Co” and “Ithaca N.Y. U.S.A.” in arched ribands surrounded by olive leaves and olives on each side. These olives and olive leaves with stippled backgrounds extend onto case hardened action where they surround gold inlaid game birds on sides; a pair of ducks are flushing from marsh on left, a pair of pheasant are feeding on right. Bottom of action has gold inlaid heraldic eagle, with white gold head clutching white gold arrows, which is surmounted by “MADE IN” “U.S.A.” A mule deer’s head is gold inlaid on trigger guard bow. SN is on grip. Trigger is gold-plated, with finger blade checkered. Water table is engraved with SN, “12”, and “7”. Very fine feather crotch figured American walnut buttstock measures 14-3/8″ over Silver type pad. Side panels and grip are checkered with extensive fancy fleur-di-lis panels with numerous ribbons through pattern. A vacant gold shield is on toe line. Large reverse tapered beavertail ejector forend has reinforcing bolt, push button secondary friction release, inlet ebony tip, and checkering with chevrons through center part of pattern, with fleur-di-lis at rear. Bore diameter: .731. Bore restriction: -.033 (full). Minimum wall thickness: -.059. Drop at heel: 1-7/8″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 8 lbs 8 oz. LOP: 14-3/8″. PROVENANCE: The Steven Harris Collection. CONDITION: Excellent, near new, as restored. Metal parts retain essentially all of their renewed finishes, closely duplicating factory blue and case color, engraving on bbl slightly softened. Stocks retain essentially all of a fine factory type finish, checkering re-cut. Pad is new. There is a slight crack on left side rear of forend in line with mounting screw. Bore is excellent, lightly frosted. Action is tight. Ejector works. 4-55075 (4,500-7,500) – Lot 2584

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2585
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*RARE ITHACA GRADE 6 SINGLE BARREL TRAP GUN.

SN 400025T. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chamber. 32″ Bbl with raised, matted, ventilated rib is engraved “Ithaca Gun Co” and “Ithaca N.Y. U.S.A.” in arched ribands surrounded by large acanthus leaves with stippled backgrounds on each side. Engine turned bbl flats are engraved with SN and grade. This acanthus treatment extends to case hardened action where it surrounds gold and silver inlaid target vignettes; a gold Indian with silver hair, breech clout and arrow, draws bow in open woodlands on left, and a gold trap shooter with silver pants is shooting at trap range on right. Bottom of action is engraved with heraldic eagle which is over “MADE IN” “U.S.A.” More acanthus is on trigger guard bow. SN is on grip. Trigger is gold-plated, with finger blade checkered. Water table is engraved with SN, “12”, and “6”. Feather crotch figured American walnut buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over open sided HAWKINS pad with 1/8″ aluminum spacer. Side panels and grip are checkered with fancy fleur-di-lis pattern. A vacant gold shield is on toe line. Matching large reverse tapered beavertail ejector forend has reinforcing bolt, Anson Deeley type secondary release, and inlet ebony tip. Bore diameter: .737. Bore restriction: -.039 (full). Minimum wall thickness: -.032. Drop at heel: 1-5/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 8 lbs 7 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. PROVENANCE: The Steven Harris Collection. CONDITION: Excellent, as partially refinished. Bbl retains 95%+ orig blue, silvered on sharp edges, with some light marks. Action retains a considerable amount of what appears to be its orig case hardening color, chemically darkened. Trigger guard retains 85 – 90% of its orig blue, silvered on edges of bow and at grip. Stocks retain nearly all of an old oil finish, with a few light marks, checkering re-cut. Pad is new. Bore is excellent. Action is tight. Ejector works. 4-55079 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 2585

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*NEAR NEW ITHACA $4500 GRADE SINGLE BARREL TRAP ENGRAVED BY R. O. ALPEN.

SN 240405506. (1969) Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chamber. 32″ Bbl with raised, matted, ventilated rib is engraved with large open shaded scroll on flats of breech end, along with Ithaca stars either side of rib. “ITHACA GUN CO” is in scroll terminated riband on each side. Engine turned bbl flats are stamped with SN, proofs, chamber markings, and “$4500″. Case hardened Knick action is also near full coverage scroll engraved matching bbl. This scroll surrounds relief two color gold inlaid game scenes; trio of mallards fly over a marsh on left, drakes head, cattails and foliage are in light gold. Right side portrays a cock and two hen pheasant taking flight over field with foreground grass and pheasant’s head in light gold. A dark gold winged grouse flies over two light gold spruce trees on bottom of action. A dark gold snipe flies over light gold foliage on trigger guard bow. This engraving is by R. O. Alpen and so attributed on water table, which is also stamped with SN, gauge, and grade. Exceptionally fine feather crotch figured dense American walnut pistol grip buttstock measures 14-5/16″ over solid red basket weave pad. Sunburst horn grip cap has white bone center. Borderless checkering at grip and side panels are of fancy crenelated pattern. A vacant gold shield is on toe line. Matching flared beavertail forend with Anson Deleey type release is also marked with grade and SN on inside of iron. Bore diameter: .729. Bore restrictions: .037 (full). Minimum wall thickness: .049. Drop at heel: 1-5/8″, drop at comb: 1-3/8+”. Weight: 8 lbs 10 oz. LOP: 14-5/16″. PROVENANCE: The Steven Harris Collection. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine, very near to new, with scant evidence of ever having been fired, with no cartridge halos on breechface, only some extractor wipe marks. There is some light rust on mid left side of bbl, which is mostly hidden by forend. There are a number of finish checks beginning to widen and lift on buttstock, and a few small chips in varnish of forend. Mechanically crisp. 4-55055 (6,000-10,000) – Lot 2586

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2588
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*EARLY ITHACA 4E FLUES MODEL SINGLE BARREL TRAP.

SN 263124T. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 32″ Bbl fitted with raised, ventilated rib has SN on flats. Left side of bbl is marked with Krupp steel information, and six pointed stars are on sides of mono-bloc. Typical Flues action with correct marks on water table, is engraved with scrolling acanthus in stippled background surrounding a vignette of trap shooter at range over “Ithaca Gun Co” on left, and heraldic American eagle under “MADE IN USA” and over “Ithaca New York” on right. Nicely flame figured American walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-7/8″ over red Old English pad. Fleur-di-lis checkering is at grip. A gold shield on toe line is engraved “WRG”. Matching reverse tapered beavertail ejector forend has inset ebony tip, reinforcing bolt, and push-button secondary release. Bore diameter: -.729. Bore restriction: -.036 (full). Minimum wall thickness: -.042. Drop at heel: 1-3/4″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 7 lbs 14 oz. LOP: 14-7/8″. PROVENANCE: Richard Schreiber Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains nearly all of what appears to be its orig blue, thinning somewhat, with some light marks. Action retains most of its orig case hardening color, faded overall, with some patches of browning on bottom. Stocks retain most of their orig finish, with a number of light marks and new finish added to butt with installation of new pad. Bore is very fine, lightly frosted. Action is tight. Ejector is strong. 4-45882 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2588

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2591
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*EXCEPTIONAL HIGH ORIGINAL CONDITION TEN GAUGE ITHACA FLUES 4E.

SN 390889. Cal. 10 ga. 2-7/8″ Chambers. 32″ Bbls with slightly raised concave matted rib, are stamped with SN and grade on bbl flats, along with choke designations “4” on left, and “2” on right. Front lump is stamped “NITRO POWDER PROVED”. The rear lump has inset steel bit stamped “S”. Breech ends of bbls and extractors retain most of their engine turning. Large Flues case hardened action stamped with correct information on water table, features automatic safety (S engraved), and gold-plated double triggers. Action is engraved in typical “4E” style with 60% coverage large shaded acanthus, and game birds on each side surmounted by “Ithaca Gun Co.” over a flying duck on left, and “Ithaca N.Y.” over a strutting pheasant on right. Blued top lever and trigger guard are also acanthus engraved. SN is at grip. Nicely crotch figured American walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/8″ over Ithaca flying turkey buttplate. Grip is checkered in typical fleur-di-lis pattern with ribbon and fleur-di-lis through checkering. A gold shield on toe line is engraved “GEORGE” “A.” “HOHMAN”. Matching splinter ejector forend has inset ebony tip, and J-spring release with secondary push-button latch. Bore diameter: left -.760, right -.760. Bore restrictions: left -.035 (full), right -.020 (Mod). Minimum wall thickness: left -.048, right -.045. Drop at heel: 3″, drop at comb: 1-7/8″. Weight: 9 lbs 5 oz. LOP: 14-1/8″. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine. Bbls retain nearly all of their orig satiny blue, with only a few of the lightest handling marks. Action retains 90 – 95% orig case hardening color, silvered slightly on fences and sharp edges. Top lever, trigger guard, and forend iron retain virtually all of their orig blue, with just a hint of silvering on top lever. Circular button escutcheon and button on forend are silvered to about 40% blue. Stocks retain virtually all of their orig finish, with quite a few light marks and dings, mostly on right rear of buttstock, that one would associate with this gun standing in a closet unfired for 90 years. Bores are brilliant. Action is tight. Ejectors are out of time. It would be exceptionally hard to find a better example than this. It is worthy of the finest collection. 4-54781 (5,500-9,500) – Lot 2591

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2595
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*RARE AND FINE .410 L. C. SMITH IDEAL GRADE WITH EJECTORS AND SINGLE TRIGGER.

SN FWE168821. Cal. .410. 3″ Chambers. 28″ Bbls with raised, matted, single sighting plane solid rib are marked “L.C. SMITH IDEAL GRADE” and “HUNTER ARMS CO INC. M’F’R’S FULTON, N.Y. U.S.A.” on tops. Bbl flats are stamped with SN, grade, and Hunter proofs. Bottoms of bbls are stamped “LONDON STEEL”. Case hardened action features non-automatic safety and non-selective single trigger. It is engraved in “Ideal” style with 30% coverage large foliate scroll. Lockplates have near full coverage of this stylized foliage within wiggle borders. Trigger guard with foliate engraving on bow, has SN at grip. Relatively plain, lightly stump figured American walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14″ over ribbed composition buttplate. Point pattern checkering is at grip. Matching splinter ejector forend has inset ebony tip and knurled button secondary latch in oval escutcheon. Bore diameter at muzzles: left -.393, right -.402. Minimum wall thickness: left -.040, right -.038. Drop at heel: 2-3/4″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 6 lbs 4 oz. LOP: 14″. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain approx 90% orig blue, silvered on edges of rib and around muzzles, thinning above forend and around breech ends, with some light freckling. Action retains 60 – 70% orig case hardening color, mostly silvered on bottom from normal hand wear. Lockplates retain nearly all of their orig color. Trigger guard retains nearly all of what appears to be its bright blue. Forend escutcheon retains about 40% of its orig blue. Stocks retain most of their orig finish, with numerous light marks, sheen taken off of sides, checkering lightly worn. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Ejectors are strong and in time. Trigger works. A super scarce little gun with only 220 Ideal grade .410s made.   4-55373 (17,500-22,500) – Lot 2595

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2596
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*RARE AND DESIRABLE .410 L. C. SMITH IDEAL GRADE WITH EJECTORS AND BEAVERTAIL FOREND.

SN FWS56121. Cal. .410. 3″ Chambers. 26″ Bbls with raised, matted, single sighting plane solid rib are marked “L.C. SMITH – 410 GA – IDEAL – FULTON, N.Y. U.S.A.” on top of right bbl. Bbl flats are stamped with SN, “S” and “IDEAL 3IN CHAMBER”. Bottoms of bbls are stamped “LONDON STEEL”. Case hardened action features automatic safety and double triggers. It is engraved in Ideal style with 30% coverage large foliate scroll. Lockplates have near full coverage of this stylized foliage within wiggle borders. Trigger guard with foliate engraving on bow, has SN at grip. Fiddle figured American walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/4″ over ribbed composition buttplate. Point pattern checkering is at grip. Matching small swept beavertail ejector forend has knurled button secondary latch in oval escutcheon. Bore diameter at muzzles: left -.393, right -.400. Minimum wall thickness: left -.034, right -.032. Drop at heel: 2-5/16″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 6 lbs 4 oz. LOP: 14-1/4″. PROVENANCE: L. C. Smith Collectors Assn letter confirming specifications and stating that it was finished Jan. 23, 1950, and that 22 Ideal grade .410s were shipped with beavertail forends. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain 80 – 90% orig blue, thinning on sides toward rear, silvered at muzzles and on sharp edges of rib. Action retains over 90% orig case hardening color, silvered at edges of fences and on sharp edges, thinning on bottom, which has some light freckling. Lockplates retain nearly all of their orig case hardening color. Trigger guard retains 40 – 50% of its orig blue, silvered on sharp edges and at grip. Stocks retain 80 – 90% of their orig finish with some light marks and a few dents. Buttplate does not fit well. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Ejectors are slightly out of time. A super scarce little gun with only 220 made. 4-55434 (15,000-20,000) – Lot 2596

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2599
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*EXCEPTIONALLY RARE 20 GAUGE L.C. SMITH EAGLE GRADE.

SN FWE49376. Cal. 20 ga. 2-1/2″ Chambers. 26″ Bbls with slightly raised matted rib having gold separation between rib and extension, are marked “L.C. SMITH EAGLE GRADE” and “HUNTER ARMS CO INC M’F’R’S FULTON NY USA” on tops. There are sprays of scroll engraving at rear. Bbl flats are stamped with SN and grade, bottoms of bbls with steel information. Small case hardened action features non-automatic safety and Hunter One trigger, marked on left side of trigger. Action is engraved with 50% coverage of simple large scroll around areas of stippling. Top lever has well rendered relief engraving of a perched eagle. Lockplates are engraved with (very unusual for the price for which this gun was made) relief engraved game birds in flight; a pheasant is on left, and a duck, on right. On this particular gun, engraving is exceptionally well done. These birds are surrounded by scroll matching that on action. Front portions of lockplates are marked “L. C. SMITH” in Gothic script. Blued trigger guard with scroll on bow, has SN on tang. Striking stump figured American walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/4″ over serrated composition buttplate. Point pattern checkering with beaded borders wraps over top of grip. Newly made correctly styled beavertail forend does not have reinforcing bolt. Secondary release is in guitar shaped escutcheon. Bore diameter: left -.615, right -.615. Bore restrictions: left -.023 (full), right -.013 (Mod). Minimum wall thickness: left -.028, right -.026. Drop at heel: 2-9/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs 5 oz. LOP: 14-1/4″. PROVENANCE: L C Smith Collectors Assn letter confirming specifications and indicating it was shipped on Sept 21, 1922. Cody Firearms Museum letter confirming orig specification. CONDITION: Very fine, as partially refinished. Bbls retain nearly all of a satin rust blue, marks and matting of rib somewhat softened, with a few subsequent marks. Action retains 40 – 50% orig case hardening color, silvered at normal points from hand wear. Bottom of action is browning slightly. Lockplates retain maybe 30% of their color, mostly silver. Trigger guard re-blued, retaining most of that blue, silvered considerably at grip. Buttstock retains most of an oil refinish over many marks, with a few light subsequent marks, checkering lightly worn. Replacement forend wood retains nearly all of its orig finish, checkering unworn. Forend escutcheon re-blued, engraving softened, edges well below wood. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Ejectors are strong and in time. Trigger works. 20 Bore Eagle grades are exceptionally rare and desirable, with only 76 produced per L. C. Smith Collectors Assn letter. 4-55431 (12,500-22,500) – Lot 2599

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2600
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*RARE 20 GAUGE L.C. SMITH EAGLE GRADE.

SN 8089E. Cal. 20 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 26″ Bbls with slightly raised matted rib are marked “L. C. SMITH Eagle GRADE” and “HUNTER ARMS CO. M’F’R’S FULTON N.Y.” on tops. Bbl flats are stamped with SN and “E”. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with nitro steel logos. Typical featherweight action features automatic safety and double triggers, and is engraved with large scroll surrounding unique “Eagle” grade, semi-relief flying birds in stippled backgrounds on lockplates; a pheasant on left, a mallard on right, and top lever with relief eagle. SN is on tang of scroll engraved trigger guard. “L. C. Smith” is on front of each lockplate. Lightly streaked European walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14″ over Silver pad. Point pattern checkering with line border is at grip. Splinter ejector forend has inset ebony tip, as well as secondary release in guitar shaped escutcheon. Bore diameter: left-.615, right -.613. Bore restrictions: left -.021 (full), right -.009 (Lt. mod). Minimum wall thickness: left -.023, right -.025. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 5 lbs. 7 oz. LOP: 14″. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain over 80% orig blue, thinned and browned above forend from normal hand wear. Action and lockplates retain 70 – 80% orig case hardening color, silvering on bottom from normal wear. Trigger guard retains approx 10 – 20% orig blue, silvered at grip and nearly all of the bow. (Wear pattern suggests owner of this gun normally carried it over the crook of his arm.) Stocks retain most of what appears to be their orig finish with light marks and dings, with added oil, as maintenance. Checkering is slightly worn and filled. There are stress cracks and chips behind lockplates. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Ejectors are in time. Only 111 20 bore Eagle grades were made; This is a rare bird. 4-51324 (10,000-15,000) – Lot 2600

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2603
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*ALL OPTION L. C. SMITH SPECIALTY GRADE SKEET GUN, PICTURED IN “L.C. SMITH THE LEGEND LIVES”.

SN RE112736. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 28″ Bbls with raised, matted, ventilated rib are marked “L.C. SMITH SPECIALTY GRADE” and “HUNTER ARMS CO., INC. M’F’R’S FULTON, N.Y. USA” on tops. Sides of breech ends are engraved with sprays of scroll. Bbl flats are stamped with SN, grade, and Hunter proofs. Splinter is of reinforced type and stamped “2”. Case hardened action with SN and grade on water table, features non-automatic safety and Hunter One trigger. Action is engraved in typical “Specialty” grade style with 40% coverage simple scroll. Trigger plate is marked “Hunter One Trigger”. Lockplates have near full coverage matching scroll surrounding vignettes of game birds; nestled quail on left, and flying duck on right. “L.C. SMITH” is stamped at front of each lockplate. Trigger guard is scroll engraved on bow, and has SN at grip. Nicely stump figured American walnut horn capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/4″ over open sided HAWKINS pad, and features point pattern checkering with line borders which continues over grip. Matching large schnabeled beavertail ejector forend has reinforcing bolt, and oval secondary latch escutcheon. Bore diameter: left -.728, right -.727. Bore restrictions: left -.009 (skeet), right -.000 (skeet). Minimum wall thickness: left -.032, right -.036. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-11/16″. Weight: 8 lbs 3 oz. LOP: 14-1/4″. CONDITION: Excellent, as lightly refinished. Bbls retain nearly all of a fine satin re-black, engraving still clear. Action retains approx 80% of an old case hardening re-color, most likely by factory, silvered on bottom and fences. Lockplates retain 80% of their color. Stocks retain most of what appears to be their orig finish, with considerable amount of light scratches and small dents, checkering has been cleaned up. Bores are excellent with a bit of frosting toward breech ends. Action is tight. Ejectors are in time. Trigger works. This gun is pictured on pp. 350-351 of L. C. SMITH THE LEGEND LIVES by John Houchins under the caption of “Specialty Grade” in chapter 7 “Special Order L. C. Smiths”. 4-55364 (6,500-9,500) – Lot 2603

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2604
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*EXCEPTIONAL HIGH ORIGINAL CONDITION L.C. SMITH “PREMIER SKEET”.

SN FWS54126. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 28″ Bbls with raised matted single sighting plane rib are marked “PREMIER” “SKEET 2 3/4 IN CHAMBER” and with SN, gauge and Hunter proofs on bbl flats. Case hardened featherweight action is fitted with non-automatic safety and selective Hunter One trigger. Action is engraved with sprays of large acanthus. Lockplates are engraved with more acanthus around flying grouse on left, and clay target on right. Blued trigger guard has scroll on bow. Crotch figured American walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14″ over checkered wood butt. Point pattern checkering with large beaded borders is at grip. Matching swept beavertail ejector forend has knurled button secondary latch in oval escutcheon. Bore diameter: left -.727, right -.726. Bore restrictions: left -.010 (skeet), right -.002 (skeet). Minimum wall thickness: left -.046, right -.046. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/4″. Weight: 8 lbs 0 oz. LOP: 14″. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine. Bbls retain nearly all of their fine factory blue with some flecks of oxidation, mostly around muzzles. Action and lockplates retain essentially all of their orig case hardening color with only slight sharp edge wear, mostly on bottom right. Trigger guard has been re-blued, and retains essentially all of that blue. Stocks retain nearly all of their orig finish with a few light marks, and a long scratch (oil rubbed in) on right side of buttstock. Checkering is excellent. Bores are excellent. Mechanically crisp. It would be hard to find a better example of this scarce gun, only 430 were made in 12 ga. 4-55367 (6,000-9,000) – Lot 2604

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2607
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*ALL OPTION L. C. SMITH SPECIALTY GRADE DOUBLE TRAP GUN.

SN RE89974. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 32″ Bbls with raised, matted, ventilated rib are marked “L.C. SMITH SPECIALTY GRADE” and “HUNTER ARMS CO., INC. M’F’R’S FULTON, N.Y. USA” on tops. Sides of breech ends are engraved with sprays of scroll. Bbl flats are stamped with SN, grade, and Hunter proofs. Splinter is of reinforced type. Case hardened action with SN and grade on water table, features non-automatic safety and Hunter One trigger. Action is engraved in typical Specialty grade style with 40% coverage simple scroll. Trigger plate is marked “Hunter One Trigger”. Lockplates have near full coverage matching scroll surrounding vignettes of game birds; nestled quail on left, and flying duck on right. “L.C. SMITH” is stamped at front of each lockplate. Trigger guard is scroll engraved on bow, and has SN at grip. Nicely crotch figured American walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over open sided HAWKINS pad, and features point pattern checkering with line borders which continues over grip. Matching large schnabeled beavertail ejector forend has reinforcing bolt, and guitar shaped secondary latch escutcheon. Bore diameter: left -.725, right -.725. Bore restrictions: left -.035 (full), right -.036 (full). Minimum wall thickness: left -.036, right -.034. Drop at heel: 1-3/4″, drop at comb: 1-5/16″. Weight: 8 lbs 4 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. PROVENANCE: Cody Firearms Museum letter confirming all specifications and stating it was shipped June 22, 1926 to H N Denny. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine. Bbls retain nearly all of what appears to be their orig blue, with a few light marks. Action and lockplates retain 95% + orig case hardening color with just some silvering on edges of fences, thumbpiece, and thinned a bit at bottom. Trigger guard retains nearly all of its orig bright blue. Stocks retain most of their orig finish with some added oil at butt over a number of marks after installation of new pad. Bores are excellent. Ejectors slightly out of time. Trigger works. Exceptionally fine collector condition L C Smith. 4-55432 (4,500-7,500) – Lot 2607

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2609
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*L. C. SMITH SPECIALTY GRADE SINGLE BARREL TRAP.

SN S26683. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chamber. 32″ Bbl with narrow, raised, ventilated rib is marked “L. C. SMITH Specialty TRAP” on left rear. Bottom of bbl is stamped with SN and nitro steel logo. Case hardened action, with no provision for safety, has raised bolsters along side for added strength. Action is engraved with 60% coverage large, open, shaded scroll around a pointing setter on left side of action, and pair of quail in grass on right. Blued trigger guard with scroll on bow, has SN on tang. Lightly figured stump American walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-3/8″ over open sided Jostam pad. Side panels are checkered along with grip, which is checkered in point pattern. Matching long ejector forend has schnabeled tip and typical L.C.Smith J-spring release with knurled secondary release in guitar shaped escutcheon. Bore diameter: .727. Bore restriction: .030 (full). Minimum wall thickness: .032. Drop at heel: 2-1/16″, drop at comb: 1-3/4″. Weight: 8 lbs. 4 oz. LOP: 14-3/8″. PROVENANCE: Factory letter with specifications, stating it was shipped March 21, 1921, and indicating that approx 2220 L.C. Smith single bbl trap guns were made, 1410 were Specialty grades, 850 with 32″ bbls. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains approx 90% of what appears to be orig blue. Action retains approx 30% orig case hardening color, mostly faded to silver gray. Trigger guard retains a considerable amount of its orig blue. Screws show use. Stocks retain most of what appears to be their orig finish, with a few minor marks and scratches, checkering slightly worn. Owners initials “WCE” are stamped on end of forend. Bore is very fine. Action is tight. Ejector is strong. 4-53777 (3,500-5,500) – Lot 2609

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2612
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*VERY FINE, SCARCE, ORIGINAL CONDITION LEFEVER EE.

SN 48880. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 32″ Bbls with slightly raised, flat, matted rib mounted with two white beads, are engraved “KRUPP” and “FLUID STEEL” on tops. Krupp markings are also on bottoms of bbls. SN is on bottom left bbl. Typical late action with sideplates covering sears, features Lefever’s automatic safety (S engraved), cocking indicators, adjustable trigger pull, nickel-plated double triggers, and usual Lefever ejector system, ball and socket hinge, and cocking hook. Action and lockplates are engraved in typical “E” style with 30% coverage well cut scroll with geometric borders surrounding oval vignettes of nicely engraved dogs on lockplates; a pointer on left and setter on right. “Lefever” “Arms Co” is engraved on each lockplate. A duck is flushing from marsh on trigger guard bow. SN is at grip. Interesting, well marbled, stump grain European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-1/16″ over old, most likely original, Silver pad, with edges and face cleaned up. Standard point pattern checkering with line borders is at grip. A vacant silver oval is on toe line. Matching splinter forend has usual steel tip, steel escutcheon at center, and usual friction release. Bore diameter: left -.731, right -.730. Bore restrictions: left -.038 (full), right -.040 (full). Minimum wall thickness: left -.032, right -.032. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-11/16″. Weight: 7 lbs 9 oz. LOP: 14-1/16″. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain approx 60 – 70% orig blue, with some flecking and silvering on sharp edges. Bottom rib has an old striation/ scratch running from muzzle to 1″ in front of loop. Action retains approx 70% orig case hardening color, silvered from normal hand wear on fences, beads, and around bottom. Lockplates retain 80 – 90% orig case hardening color, right plate a bit less. There is about 20% color on trigger guard bow. Stocks retain most of their orig finish with butt slightly lightened after pad has been cleaned up. Checkering is lightly worn. Bores are very fine, lightly frosted. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are slightly out of time. There are a number of short stable cracks behind lockplates. A neat old gun with great dimensions. 4-54760 (6,500-9,500) – Lot 2612

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2613
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EARLY 8 GAUGE LEFEVER ARMS E GRADE WATERFOWLING GUN.

SN 12635. Cal. 8 ga. 33-3/4″ Damascus bbls have flat matted game rib. Bottom of left bbl is marked “C 12635”. Early compensating action with opposed fishhook extractor system and pivoting top lever with sliding bolt, features automatic safety, bushed strikers, pin type cocking indicators, and double triggers. Action has only borderline engraving, and lockplates are marked “LEFEVER ARMS CO”. Trigger plate has a last patent date of ’87. SN is on tang of trigger guard which extends to fluted hard rubber grip cap. Dense, lightly stump figured European walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-3/8″ over checkered composition buttplate. Point pattern checkering with line borders is at grip. Matching splinter forend with metal tip has push-button release. Bore diameter: left -.840, right -.860. Bore restrictions: left -.105, right -.130. Minimum wall thickness: left -.060, right -.058. Drop at heel: 3-3/4″, drop at comb: 2-1/8″. Weight: 13 lbs 6 oz. LOP: 14-3/8″. CONDITION: Good. Bbls retain traces of orig Damascus finish under considerable oxidation and freckling, some of which could possibly be removed. Action retains traces of orig case hardening color, where protected, but has oxidation similar to that on bbls, and is generally brown patina. Stocks retain a considerable amount of their orig finish, considerably darkened and stained, and with light scratches, rubs, and marks, a few a bit heavier. Checkering at grip is lightly worn. Forend checkering is considerably worn from normal carrying wear. Lock and tang screws show use and peaning. There is a small chip at front portion of grip cap. Bores are fair, fairly shiny, but with considerable pitting throughout. Action is tight, and bbls on face with opening lever held in battery. Spring is a bit weak and will not fully activate lever, so bbls feel loose. A new spring should put this right. Large bore Lefevers are extremely rare.   4-54008 (6,000-10,000) – Lot 2613

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2616
Revised: 3/16/2015

Please Note: The caliber is actually .38 Extra Long Centerfire, probably .38 Ballard Xtra Long.

SCARCE W.H. BAKER THREE BARREL GUN.

SN 262. Cal. 12 ga x 12 ga x .44-40. 2-1/2″ Chambers. This seldom found gun made by W. H. Baker before action was redesigned and patented by Alex T. Brown, and made by L. C. Smith, has 28″ twist bbls. A dovetailed section is at rear of concave rib for removable rear sight. Bottom of lump is stamped with SN. Case hardened action fitted with flat faced serpentine hammers, has early rifle cocking lever on the outside of trigger guard, with trigger guard bow acting as main spring. “W. H. Baker & Co” is stamped on each side. Scroll engraving is stamped on lockplates, borders are wiggle engraved. A Lyman tang sight is installed. Lightly figured American walnut round knob pistol grip buttstock measures 13-3/8″ over red plastic Beretta buttplate. A German silver patchbox is inlet into right side. Point pattern checkering is at grip. Orig uncheckered forend has large schnabeled steel tip, and attaches to bbls with captive side nail through oval steel escutcheons. CONDITION: Very good. Bbls have been cold blued with orig twist finish visible underneath. Action and locks retain approx 70% orig case hardening color. Top and bottom straps retain most of their temper blue. Stocks retain most of an old varnish finish considerably crawled on butt. Buttplate is an obvious replacement. Stock has open crack from rear of lockplates into top tang, and is somewhat loose. Bores are very fine, shiny with some light pits. Rifle bore is excellent with one or two scattered pits. Action is tight. Locks are crisp. This rare gun in need of a little restoration, once done, would make a fine addition to an early L. C. Smith collection. 4-54032 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2616

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2617
Revised: 3/12/2015

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*BRACE OF BAKER “A” GRADE GUNS.

SN 2599/ 4269. Cal. 12 ga. Both with 2-3/4″ Chambers and 28″ Damascus bbls. SNs are on bbl flats. Lumps are fitted with recoil lugs. Typical case hardened Baker sidelock actions feature double triggers and non-automatic safeties. Gun 2599 has etched “engraving” on lockplates depicting a trio of quail on left, and a pair of snipe on right, and is marked “Baker Gun Co” on left, and “Batavia NY” on right. A setter is on trigger guard bow. Gun 4269 has nicely cut engraved dogs on lockplates; a pointer on left, and a setter on right, and has light scroll engraving with “Baker Gun Co” on both lockplates, and flying duck on trigger guard bow. Both guns are stocked in lightly streaked European walnut and have typical checkering on round knob long pistol grips, and have hard rubber buttplates with Baker logos. Both guns also have matching splinter forends with inset ebony tips, and J-spring releases. Gun 2599: Bore diameter: left -.719, right -.719. Bore restrictions: left -.027 (Mod), right -.004 (IC). Minimum wall thickness: left -.044, right -.040. Drop at heel: 3-1/4″, drop at comb: 2″. Weight: 7 lbs 1 oz. LOP: 14-1/8″. Gun 4269: Bore diameter: left -.726, right -.726. Bore restrictions: left -.029 (IMod), right -.006 (IC). Minimum wall thickness: left -.024, right -.026. Drop at heel: 2-7/8″, drop at comb: 1-15/16″. Weight: 7 lbs 6 oz. LOP: 13-3/4″. CONDITION: Gun 2599: Very good. Bbls retain approx 80% orig Damascus finish. Action retains 30% orig color. Trigger guard retains most of its blue. Stocks retain most of their orig finish with a number of dents, marks, and light scratches from normal field use. Right bore is good with considerable pitting throughout. Left bore is very good, frosted. Action is tight. GUN 4269: Excellent. Bbls retain approx 85% orig Damascus finish. Action and lockplates retain 70% orig case hardening color, thinning at backs of lockplates, and silvering on bottom and sharp edges, 30 – 40% is quite vivid. Trigger guard retains 70 – 80% of its blue. Stocks retain most of their orig finish with numerous light scratches and marks. Bores are excellent, with a few patches of light frosting. Action is tight. J-spring weak. 4-54031 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2617

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2622
Revised: 3/12/2015

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*.410 BROWNING SUPERPOSED PIGEON GRADE.

SN 1396J6. (1966) Cal. .410. 3″ Chambers. 28″ Bbls with narrow ventilated rib, are marked skeet and skeet with “BROWNING ARMS COMPANY” on top left, and gauge and chamber information as well as “MADE IN BELGIUM” on top right. Typical coin finished Superposed action is fitted with single selective gold-plated trigger. Action is engraved with well cut, small scroll as background for pigeons in flight on both sides, and rose bouquet highlights on bottom. Top of action is deep relief engraved with oak leaves. Strikingly fiddle figured European walnut long tang round knob buttstock measures 14-1/4″ over Browning composition buttplate. Point pattern checkering is at grip. Forend matches well. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-9/16″. Weight: 6 lbs 14 oz. LOP: 14-1/4″. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain nearly all of their orig blue, silvered on sharp edges of rib, and a touch at muzzles, with some light marks. Action retains essentially all of its coin finish, with some darkened varnish on trigger guard tang. Stocks retain essentially all of what seems to be their orig varnish finish, with some light crazing overall. Checkering is excellent, slightly darkened. Bores are excellent. Mechanically crisp. 4-55363 (7,000-10,000) – Lot 2622

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2627
Revised: 3/12/2015

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*BROWNING SUPERPOSED CUSTOM GOLD INLAID SMALL GAUGE THREE BARREL SET WITH CASE.

SN 16185. Cal. 20 ga./ 28 ga./ .410 ga. Barrel sets are 26-1/2″ with ventilated ribs, and are choked “Skeet” and “Skeet”. All have St. Louis and Montreal address, and are marked “Made in Belgium”. All bbl sets have gold wire inlay at muzzles, and band of feather engraving. Typical superposed action with gold plated single selective trigger, is blued and engraved in “Diana” grade style with deeply cut acanthus highlighted scroll surrounding sporting scenes. Game in central motifs have been nicely gold inlaid in high relief. A pair of pheasants are flushing over meadow on left, with a trio of mallards rising from marsh on right side. A rabbit scampers across bottom of action. A pair of quail take flight on trigger guard bow. Initials “L. W. G.” are inlaid in gold on top lever. Nicely flame figured claro walnut long tang round knob buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over Browning marked composition buttplate. Modified point pattern checkering is at grip. Each bbl set includes its own captive forearm, checkered in point pattern, and with large German silver diamond in front of release engraved “C M G” (?). 20 ga. Bbls: Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs 8 oz. LOP: 14-1/2. 28 ga. Bbls: Drop at heel: 2-5/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs 7 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. .410 ga Bbls: Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs 9 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. Old Browning leatherite case is lined in royal blue velvet, and has space for gun and three sets of bbls. PROVENANCE: Thomas W. Connally Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent, retaining nearly all custom finishes on wood and metal. Bores are excellent. Action tight. Trigger hangs up in “under” position. Case is very good, with a number of scuffs and marks. Interior cloth is fine. 4-55663 (6,000-9,000) – Lot 2627

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2630
Revised: 3/6/2015

Please note: It appears that the checkering has been recut and does not have the typical border seen on these guns.

*20 GAUGE BROWNING SUPERPOSED DIANA GRADE WITH CASE.

SN 40209V6. (1966 pre salt) Cal. 20 ga. 3″ Chambers. 28″ Bbls are marked for IC and modified. Browning name with MO and Montreal addresses over “MADE IN BELGIUM” are on left, and “SPECIAL STEEL” with chamber and gauge information over patent numbers are on right. Typical coin finished Superposed action is fitted with single selective gold-plated trigger. Action is engraved with large semi-relief scrolled shaded acanthus through strap work outlining semi-relief vignettes of game birds; five pheasants in woodlands on left, and four ducks, one swimming, one walking, and two flushing, on right. A pair of quail fly across bottom of action and a pair of rabbits are on trigger guard bow. This very well detailed engraving is unsigned. Nicely flame figured claro walnut long tang round knob buttstock measures 14-1/4″ over Browning composition buttplate. Point pattern checkering is at grip. Field style forend matches well. Drop at heel: 2-5/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs. 8 oz. LOP: 14-1/4″. Tan vinyl Browning case is lined in beige faux fur, and contains key. CONDITION: Excellent, near new, retaining nearly all its factory finishes on wood and metal, with a few extremely light handling marks in wood. Mechanically crisp. Case is excellent, with a few light marks. Interior shows compressions and soiling from contact with gun and bbls. 4-47947 (5,000-7,000) – Lot 2630

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