Extraordinary March Firearms Auction
Realized Nearly $8.5 Million!

Auction: March 15 & 16, 2010

Preview: March 12 - 14, 2010

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1008
Revised: 3/2/2010

Additional Information: This gun is also accompanied by one 25 round feed strip.

**RARE ST. ETIENNE MACHINE GUN M1907 CAL. 8MM(C&R). SN 932. Cal. 8mm Lebel. Mfg. in France by Mitrailleuse Chatellerault, 1910. 31″ bbl. Complete with orig omnibus high-mount with adjustable elevation mechanism and rear seat. Brass rear pistol grip and brass block in elevation mechanism of tripod. Action operates properly when cycled by hand, stiff, as is appropriate. This gun appears fully functional, although screw on muzzle is not present. Sights adjust properly. Tripod mounting appears to be in good working order. CONDITION: Gun has an even, dark brown patina throughout. Significant pitting on the outside of bbl. Brass parts also have a tarnished, brown patina. Recoil spring is clean and in fine condition. Bolt lines are crisp, face in good condition though shows some signs of going dark. Rifling is strong and shiny. Tripod retains about 30% of gray paint over red oxide primer, remainder showing a brown patina, adjustments are stiff, but traverse smoothly and seems to be fully functional. Overall, though the exterior of this gun shows some use and exposure to the weather, the internals and the bbl seem to be in fine to very fine condition. A good example of a very interesting designed WWI Machine gun. 4-39780 JWK24 (19,000-24,000)

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1028
Revised: 3/13/2010

Correction: Good News. This gun is not a NFA Destructive Device (DD) as stated in the catalog. It is registered as a short-barreled shotgun Class III Weapon.

**STEVENS M311 REGISTERED “SAWED OFF” SHOTGUN (DD). SN EE920097. Cal. 12ga. Destructive Device. Model 311R Series J, 12ga, 3″ chambered sawed off shotgun with recoil pad. Modified 12″ bbl re-manufactured by Automatic Weaponry. Brass front sight bead, dbl triggers, extractors, standard orig engraving on receiver, lever right of center. PROVENANCE: Alan Brown Collection. CONDITION: About New. 100% dark black, blued finish on receiver and bbls. No keel plate between bbls, which are cut about a 1/4″ forward of the forearm. Wood and butt in very fine condition. Two slight chips on left of stock where it meets receiver. All in all, a handy and imposing home defense gun. 4-39398 JWK28 (400-600)

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1035
Revised: 3/2/2010

Correction: This gun has 8 lands/grooves, not 7 as stated in the catalog. Brophy’s book on pages 504 & 557 also states 7 grooves incorrectly, but the image clearly shows 8 grooves.

*EXTRAORDINARILY RARE SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1903 BOLT ACTION MILITARY RIFLE WITH 7-GROOVE BORE AND WINCHESTER A5 SCOPE. SN 716929. Cal. 30-06. Usual configuration with 24″ bbl marked “SA / 6-17” with a flaming bomb in the center. It has standard front sight, rear sight and split front band/bayonet lug with stacking swivel and a grooved rear band with sling loop and a corresponding sling loop in the buttstock. It has high, grooved, 1-pc handguard with two spring clips. Bbl and front receiver ring are mounted with scope blocks containing a Winchester A5 scope with sgl post reticle. Receiver has usual markings with milled trigger guard & floorplate and checkered buttplate with trap containing a nickeled brass oiler/cleaning kit. Rifle is mounted in extraordinarily beautiful, uncheckered, tiger-striped American walnut with straight grip. The bore has very rare experimental rapid twist 7-groove rifling which apparently did not progress beyond the experimental stage. This exact rifle is identified by SN and pictured on p. 504 of the book The Springfield 1903 Rifles, Brophy,and the muzzle of the bbl is pictured on p. 557 of the same book. This rifle is ultimately unique with its 7-groove rifled bore and arsenal mount of the Winchester scope. Undoubtedly Springfield was experimenting with accuracy testing possibly for a new sniper rifle. PROVENANCE: Bob Rosenthal Collection. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl & bands retain about all of their orig arsenal finish with bright bbl blue. Receiver & bolt retain about 90% strong orig arsenal finish with trigger guard & floorplate retaining most of their bright orig arsenal blue. Wood is sound with a few chips in finish and light handling & storage marks and retains most of its bright varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. Scope retains most of its orig factory blue with only some minor rust on top adjustment knob. Optics are fine. 4-39210 JR3 (19,000-25,000)

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1036
Revised: 3/2/2010

Correction: This rare Springfield National Match rifle was owned by Capt. Emerson and used by him in various competitions including the Palma matches. It was not used to win the Wimbledon Cup matches as stated in the catalog.

*EXTREMELY RARE SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1903 NATIONAL MATCH RIFLE WITH WINCHESTER BARREL & SCOPE USED BY CAPT. G.H. EMERSON TO WIN THE WIMBLEDON CUP. SN 479424. Cal. 30-06. Rare Wimbledon Cup rifle with 24″ tapered Winchester bbl, standard 1903 front sight band & base with USMC .100″ partridge style front sight. The bbl and Buffington sight base (sight staff and windage screws are missing) are drilled & tapped and mounted with target scope bases containing a Winchester A5 scope in a Winchester type “2” rear mount and standard Winchester front mount. Scope has early Marine Corps style leather boot covers. The bases are mounted on about 6″ centers which was standard for the very earliest mountings for the Winchester scope. Later, rear mountings of the Winchester scope were moved to the receiver ring with about 7″ centers. The bbl, under handguard, is roll-marked with standard Winchester bbl markings and the nickel steel markings. Bottom of bbl, just in front of rear sight sleeve, is hand-stamped with complete rifle serial number. Receiver has standard 1903 markings with rails & bolt body polished bright. The cutoff is color case hardened with the “ON” side polished bright and the trigger is smooth faced. It has service model 2-stage trigger that has been tuned and breaks very crisp. Trigger guard & floorplate are standard machined steel with blued finish. Mounted in a nicely figured, straight grain, 1-pc uncheckered American walnut stock with grasping grooves and one reinforcing bolt, straight grip and checkered steel buttplate with trap containing a nickeled brass tube cleaning kit/oiler. It has full length handguard with two spring clips and has had a slot milled into the top rear section for the front scope base. Forestock and handguard are secured with a standard split front band/bayonet lug with stacking swivel and a grooved lower band with sling loop and a corresponding sling loop in buttstock. When Winchester came out with the A5 scope in 1910 it was almost immediately adopted by the U.S. Marine Corps shooting team and other shooting teams for long range matches. Accompanied by a large packet of provenance and information for this rifle connecting it to Capt. Guy H. Emerson, who won the Wimbledon Cup in 1910, 1911 and an unprecedented third time in 1922. A Winchester advertisement in the Sept. 1922 issue of Arms and the Man magazine states “Capt. Emerson has three times captured this cup against all comers, and three times his winning combination has been Winchester barrel, Winchester scope and Winchester cartridges.” The advertisement also pictures Capt. Emerson holding his 1922 No. 2 sniper match rifle. The rifle we are offering today is accompanied by a small scrap of paper which was found in the butt trap of this rifle upon which is written, in pencil, “Capt. G.H. Emerson / July 1913 / Fremont / Ohio”. Also accompanied by a small envelope which is typewritten on the front “Please read / Important” which contained a folded slip of paper with an insurance company letterhead dated “Fremont, Ohio. / April 27, 1941.” which states “This rifle is the property of the late Capt. Guy H. Emerson and should be returned to his sisters the Misses Emerson 1012 Hayes Ave. Fremont, Ohio.” and signed in ink William H. Brunthauer. Additionally accompanied by p. 45 of a June 1988 issue of American Rifleman magazine which apparently had an article about the Camp Perry matches which features a picture of the “No. 1 Ohio Team” that won the 1911 Herrick Trophy. The front row team members are faced with three scoreboards for 600, 900 and 1,000 yard targets plus a fourth board that is marked “Camp Perry / 1911”. Capt. Emerson is identified as standing at the left rear and is holding a 1903 service rifle mounted with a small tube scope which is probably this very rifle. Capt. Emerson was born in 1876 and apparently lived his entire life in the Fremont, Ohio area, never married and lived with his two sisters in Fremont. Little is known about Capt. Emerson except that he was a member of the Ohio National Guard, an exceptional rifle shot and after the 1911 National Matches, due to financial considerations, was unable to compete nationally and internationally with any regularity. It wasn’t until 1922 that one of his old friends persuaded him to come out of retirement and loaned him the rifle with which he used to win his third Wimbledon Cup. Little or nothing is known about Capt. Emerson after that until his death which was after 1930, possibly as late as 1941. PROVENANCE: Bob Rosenthal Collection. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl retains about 95% strong orig Winchester blue and receiver about 90% black oil-quenched case hardened color. Trigger guard & floorplate retain about 80% thinning orig blue. Stock has a hairline back of top tang, otherwise wood is sound with usual light handling & use marks and retains most of a fine hand worn, hand polished patina. Handguard is equally fine. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore with frosting in the grooves and light erosion in front of chamber. Scope retains virtually all of its orig factory blue with good clear optics. Scope covers are extremely fine. 4-39204 JR17 (10,000-17,500)

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1071
Revised: 3/22/2010

Correction: This gun is a sideplated boxlock receiver rather than a full sidelock receiver as stated in the catalog.

*RARE BSW HERMANN GORING PRESENTATION DOUBLE RIFLE DRILLING. SN 42289. Cal. 9.3X74/9.3X74/12 ga. Made by BSW (Berlin Suhler Waffen Und Fahrzeugwerke) in Suhl, Germany with 23-1/2″ bbl cluster having a flat matted quarter rib with raised front sight pedestal and sunken concave matted center rib. Quarter rib is mounted with typical German claw mounts and a 2-position express rear sight with hand matted rear faces. Front sight is a silver bead caterpillar type that is removable. Bbls have dbl underlugs and double barrel extensions for the modified Greener crossbolt. Bbls have the very rare feature of ejectors for the rifle bbls. Bbls are each marked with the manufacturer’s oval logo over “Suhl”. Receiver has full sidelocks with Greener thumb safety in the left lock and cocked indicators on each lock with a cocked indicator in top of receiver for the shotgun bbl. Top tang has a hand checkered locking sliding button for the shotgun bbl. Both triggers are set. Mounted with spectacular burl honey & chocolate French walnut with checkered rounded forearm and pistol grip stock with raised side panels and European style cheekpiece, 14-5/8″ over a beautiful leather covered pad. Bottom of bbl and bottom of stock have narrow European sling loops. Grip cap is blued flat steel secured with two engraved screws with the gold inlaid presentation “Herrn / Generalfeldmarschall / Goring / zugeeignet von der / Wilhelm-Gustloff- / Stiftung, Weimar / 1938″. (Rough translation: A presentation of the Wilhelm-Gustloff Foundation of Weimar”.) Gustloff was a Swiss National who founded the Swiss NSDAP (Nazi Party). He became a Gauleiter (Party Leader) and was assassinated in Feb. 1936. Note: Field Marshall Goring’s name is found spelled in two forms, either “GORING” or “GOERING”. This spectacular double rifle drilling known as a Doppelbuchsdrilling with its full sidelocks is spectacularly engraved with full coverage on the receiver, lockplates, trigger guard and appended metal with incredibly fine foliate arabesque scrolls with heavily carved oak leaf & acorn patterns on the fences and laurel leaves & berries on the reinforcements below the fences. Thumb lever boss has a spectacular rosette with the shotgun button inlaid in gold “SCHROT” and the thumb safety having a large “S” in gold. Engraving extends about 2-1/4″ up the bbls and the bbl extensions have matching, blending oak leaf patterns over their top edges to match the tops of the fences. Forend iron is engraved to match with the inside of the forend iron highly polished and hand jeweled. Bbl flats and bottom of the shotgun bbl are also polished bright and hand jeweled. This is one of Suhler’s finest and most elaborate drillings, undoubtedly created for Field Marshall Goring on special order. A copy of an undated letter from Jan Mueller gives a brief history on this beautiful drilling including some of the above information. He also states that this drilling was apparently with Field Marshall Goring’s collections at Karin Hall (sic), that it was on the train which was sent to Berchtesgaden (sic) with Goring’s art collection and other personal effects in late April of 1945. This wonderful drilling was “liberated” by General (4 stars) Wade Hampton Haislip who was the Commander of 15th Corps at that time. He was probably given this drilling as a present from someone in the 101st Airborne Division who had captured it at Berteschgarten. Gen. Haislip was born in Woodstock, VA, July 9, 1889, graduated from West Point in 1912 and served at various postings including Vera Cruz, Mexico in 1914. From 1917-1921 he was with the American Expeditionary Forces during WWI, then in the occupation of Germany afterward. During the war he participated in the battles of Saint-Mihiel and the Meuse-Argonne Offensive. Between WWI and WWII he was an instructor at West Point for two years and attended a variety of military schools. From 1928-1931 he was the Assistant Executive in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of War. He was in the Budget & Legislative Planning Branch of the War Dept. General Staff from 1938-1941 and Assistant Chief of Staff for Personnel. At the outbreak of WWII he organized the 85th Infantry Division and served as its Commander from April 1942-Feb 1943 after which he took command of XV Corps and served with it through Normandy, France, Rhineland & Central European campaigns. He then became Commander of the 7th United States Army and remained there until the end of the war. After the war he served in various senior staff positions and in 1949 became the vice Chief of Staff and Deputy Chief of Staff for Administration and retired in 1951. Haislip was a life long friend of Gen. Dwight Eisenhower, introduced Ike to Mamie, and served as pallbearer at Ike’s funeral. He died on Dec. 23, 1971 and is buried in Arlington Cemetery. Accompanied by a copy of a signed statement dated May 4, 1977 from Mrs. Wade Hampton Haislip stating that she was the owner of this drilling and that it was the property of her late husband. She states that she does not know how he obtained the drilling but that it was captured at Berteschgarten on May 4, 1945 and it was there that he obtained it as “war booty”. She also states that after Gen. Haislip had acquired the drilling “It was always kept at our house as a trophy of war and was never fired.” She also states that upon the General’s death in Dec. 1971 she retained possession of the drilling until she gave it to Charles E. Johnson to sell for her. Mrs. Haislip died in 1987 and is buried beside her husband in Arlington. Also accompanying is a signed notarized statement from Eric E. Mueller wherein he states that his father Jan C. Mueller, purchased this BSW Drilling from Mr. Charles Johnson who was the selling agent for Mrs. Haislip in 1977. He states that it was displayed in his father’s library until his death in the year 2000 when ownership passed to him and it has remained in his possession until consigned to this auction. Also accompanying is a Washington, D.C. “RIFLE/SHOT GUN LICENSE” dated June 13, 1969 to Wade Hampton Haislip. There is no identification of any particular firearm and the intended use block states “DISPLAY ONLY AS TROPHY OF WAR”. Additionally accompanied by a replacement old green felt lined leather trunk case compartmented in bottom for the drilling with two covered compartments containing nickeled square oil bottles. Other compartments are missing their lids with the front two compartments containing a Zeiss Zielvier claw mount scope with 3-post reticle and leather scope covers. The other compartment contains a Zeiss Zielmar scope with crosshair post & dot. Additionally there are two full 10-rd boxes of RWS rifle ammunition. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Overall retains virtually all of its orig factory finish with strong bright blue on bbls and virtually all of its orig French gray finish on the receiver, lockplates and appended metal. Wood is sound showing little or no wear with only one or two very minor handling & storage mars. Mechanics are crisp, strong ejectors, brilliant shiny bores. Case is lightly soiled but solid with light moth damage in the lining and some minor damage in bottom. Scopes are both fine with crisp optics. Ammunition is fine. 4-39842 JR338 (30,000-50,000)

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1073
Revised: 3/13/2010

Correction It has been brought to our attention that this gun may be a prototype and may also be a period of use refinish (?). Due to the rarity of this gun, there are no comparisons available to us.

RARE SCHWARZLOSE MODEL 1898 STANDARD MODEL SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 100. Cal. 7.63 mm Mauser (30 Mauser). Wonderfully made semi-auto pistol that is almost never encountered in the U.S. This pistol was patented in 1896 with production through about 1905 but very few were sold outside of Germany. In 1905 the company found themselves with a large stock of unsold pistols which were then bought by the Russian revolutionaries in preparation for the 1905 revolution, which took place during the Russo-Japanese War. The majority of the Russian Revolutionary purchase, while in transit, was confiscated at the frontier and eventually issued to the Russian Imperial Police. Very few of these rare pistols have ever re-emerged and those that have are usually in only average to poor condition with Russian inscriptions. This being doubly rare in that the condition is extremely fine and also not defaced with the added Russian markings. This pistol has a 6″ tapered rnd bbl with tall integral front sight and adjustable rear sight graduated 1-500 meters, mounted over the chamber area. This pistol is striker fired with a most unusual rotating bolt and recoiling bbl system. It has a thumb safety and take down lever on left side of frame with very curved trigger. Mounted with checkered 2-pc walnut grips that are secured with screws through the integral buttcap. Magazine capacity is about 7-rds and is made of heavy gauge stamped sheet metal with flush pinned base and a dbl sided knurl knob to retract the follower when loading. Magazine release is a push forward lever in the heel of the back strap. This pistol was very innovative for its time and was the first semi-auto with an automatic hold-open on firing of the last round in the magazine. Unfortunately their mechanism is rather complicated and although not delicate, required constant maintenance to remain functional. Accompanied by a copy of a reprint of the manual and several pages from the book Textbook of Automatic Pistols. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all visible numbers are matching. Overall retains 99% + strong orig factory finish with fine rust blue and bright straw colors. Grips are sound showing very minor diamond point wear and retain virtually all of their orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-39293 JR109 (15,000-25,000)

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1074
Revised: 3/22/2010

Additional Information: This rare Bergmann Model 1897 No. 5 pistol is the 2nd type which has the variant hook end bolt locking spring, screw and plate for the ejector. Very few are known to exist with these features.

RARE BERGMANN MODEL 1897 NO. 5 SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 475. Cal. 7.8 mm Bergmann. This rare pistol is the 2nd type of the estimated 800 pistols produced of this model in the late 1890’s. This pistol has the variant hook end bolt locking spring , screw and plate for ejector and very few are known with these features. It has blue finish with 4-1/4″ rnd shrouded bbl, pedestal mounted barleycorn front sight and 1,000 meter adjustable rear sight. Frame is oct with about a 10-rd detachable box magazine mounted in front of trigger guard. It has flat top bolt with knurled thumb pad on the cocking knob at the rear. Narrow hammer is exposed with a left side, long throw thumb safety. Mounted with large “B” embossed checkered black hard rubber grips and has a stock tang slot in butt cap. Accompanied by its orig matching numbered leather covered aluminum body holster/stock with spare magazine pouch on front and a belt loop on back. These pistols are rarely ever encountered in the U.S., never having gained acceptance, primarily due to the unconventional shape and cost of the proprietary ammunition. This cataloger cannot recall having ever encountered American made ammunition for this pistol and no ammunition has been available in ordinary commerce in Europe for many years. CONDITION: Very fine, all exposed numbers matching including magazine & stock. Overall retains about all of a fine professionally restored finish with a fine rust blue and strong straw colors. Right grip has a hairline, otherwise grips are sound showing light wear. Mechanics are fine, strong bright shiny bore. Holster is completely sound showing light soil, missing the cleaning rod from the front edge pouch. Stock iron retains about 90% fire-blue. 4-39714 (10,000-15,000)

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1090
Revised: 3/11/2010

Correction: The letters “MSTR” on the left side rail stand for “Martz Safety Toggle Release” and not an abbreviation for “Master” as stated in the catalog.

*RARE JOHN MARTZ CUSTOM LUGER PISTOL. SN 5007. Cal. 45 ACP. All bright metal, probably stainless, with 8″ tapered rnd bbl, dovetailed front sight and fixed rear sight at back of toggle. Chamber is marked “41” and toggle link is marked “JVM” in an oval. Left side rail, in front of sideplate, is marked “MSTR”, presumably indicating that this is the master for subsequent like items. Left side rail, under sideplate, is stamped “JVM” in an oval and “32” in an oval. Mounted with full checkered walnut grips and has a machined steel wood base magazine that has the initials “JVM” in an oval on the base. Bottom of bbl is marked “45 ACP”. Inside the left grip is stamped “GKS 15 APRIL 1992” and inside the right grip is stamped “GEO. K. SARKISIAN”. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, most parts are matching numbered except bolt, toggle & toggle link. Firing pin is matching numbered, grips are unnumbered. Retains virtually all of Mr. Martz’ bright white finish with light straw colors on the trigger, magazine release, lock bolt, safety & ejector. Magazine is equally fine. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-39280 JR288 (4,500-6,500)

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1093
Revised: 3/13/2010

Correction: Very slight indication of recoil stress at right rear of slide (see image on our website).

*FINE RED 9 MAUSER BROOMHANDLE SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 93865. Cal. 9 mm. Blue finish with 5-1/2″ tapered rnd bbl with integral barleycorn front sight and 500 meter adjustable rear sight. Mounted with grooved 2-pc wood grips with large impressed red “9” on each side. Grips are matching numbered. Although this model of Broomhandle was produced in large quantities in the period 1916-1918, they are rarely found with high orig finish. They were issued to German troops and used the last 2 years of WWI with some recovered pieces reissued to German troops in WWII. Those that were captured and brought to the U.S. also saw service and use and usually show heavy handling wear. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine, all matching including grips. Overall retains 95-96% strong orig military finish blue with holster/stock wear on bottom of bbl and sharp edges of frame. Side rails are slightly thin. Trigger, extractor and sight slide retain strong fire blue with firing pin retainer faded fire blue. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-39269 JR287 (1,500-2,500)

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1107
Revised: 3/2/2010

Correction: As a result of intensive investigation of this pistol, Julia’s cannot and will not guarantee this to be a genuine Singer pistol.

*RARE SINGER MODEL 1911 A1 SEMI-AUTO MILITARY PISTOL. SN S800032. Cal. 45ACP. Blue finish with 5″ unmarked military bbl. Slide has correct Singer markings “S. MFG. CO. / ELIZABETH, N.J.,U.S.A.” on the left side of the slide. Left side of frame has small “JKC” (Lt. Col. John K. Christmas) inspector initials. Right side of frame has the usual “UNITED STATES PROPERTY M 1911 A1 U.S. ARMY” and serial number marking which has an “S” prefix. It is mounted with checkered brown plastic grips without donut reinforcements and without interior reinforcements. This rare pistol is 1 of only 500 produced by the Singer Sewing Machine Co. in 1942 on contract to the US Government. Past research has shown that the majority of these pistols were issued to the US Navy and most of those were lost at sea or modified in some way with slides separated from frames etc., etc. They are rarely found today in original configuration and original finish. PROVENANCE: Alan Brown Coll. CONDITION: Very fine. As completely and professionally refinished. Overall retains bright blue with clear legible markings. Right side of frame has a few minor pits and a weld area on the bottom in front of the frame markings. Front strap also has a couple of small weld spots. These appear to have been applied to fill rust pits prior to refinishing. These spots are not readily visible and only show under extremely strong light. Magazine retains most of its restored finish. Mechanics are fine. Bright shiny bore. 4-39344 JR264 (10,000-20,000)

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1137
Revised: 3/22/2010

Additional Information: Factory records confirm the gun was ordered with Nickel finish and Pearl stocks. Shipped to Cebu Cebu, Philippines on Sept. 3, 1930. 1 of 6 in shipment.

*RARE NICKEL FINISH 2ND YEAR PRODUCTION COLT SUPER 38 SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 6753. Cal. 38 Super. Nickel finish with 5″ bbl, fixed sights and smooth pearl grips with a carved American eagle & shield on left side. Accompanied by one orig nickel plated magazine with marked base and a burgundy hinged lid Colt box with super 38 blue & white label on the end. SN on bottom of box appears to be “33539”. Also accompanied by an orig Super 38 bi-fold pamphlet which does not mention nickel finish in the specifications. Pistols in 38 Super caliber were and are very popular in Mexico and South American countries due to the prohibition on owning military caliber firearms. Nickel finish pistols in the pre-war models are very scarce as nickel was special order until about 1935 when it became a standard option. This pistol was produced in 1930. PROVENANCE: John Irwin Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Overall retains 96-97% strong orig factory nickel with some minor sharp edge losses on slide and a small area of light pitting on right side of frame at edge of grip and under the grip. There is also some fine pitting on sharp edge of slide. Grips are sound with an age line on each side and retain great fire & color. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. Box has taped edges with a couple of broken corners. 4-36815 JR45 (3,000-5,000)

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1140
Revised: 3/11/2010

Correction: Factory records indicate this gun was ordered with Blue finish. Shipped to Kruse & Bahlman, Cincinnati, Ohio, Jan. 2, 1929. 1 or 2 in shipment.

*SCARCE NICKEL PRE-WAR COLT GOVERNMENT MODEL SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN C155359. Cal. 45 ACP. Nickel finish with 5″ bbl, orig thick fixed sights with wide full checkered spur hammer and long tang safety with checkered, arched spring housing. Fitted with silver medallion smooth pearl grips and accompanied by one orig nickel plated magazine. Pre-war nickel finish Government model pistols are scarce until about 1935 when nickel finish became available as a standard option. This pistol was produced in 1929. PROVENANCE: John Irwin Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains virtually all of its orig factory nickel with light muzzle end wear on the slide and fine scratches on the slide. Grips are sound with a couple of minor age lines and retain great fire & color. Mechanics are crisp, strong bore with good rifling, pitted in the grooves. 4-36812 JR41 (2,500-4,000)

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1179
Revised: 3/2/2010

Correction: This gun is NOT a Class III Firearm as indicated by two asterisks (**) preceding the title. It is a Modern Firearm and should have one asterisk preceding the title (*).

**A.H. FOX CE GRADE SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN WITH KRUPP STEEL BARRELS. . SN 16325. Cal. 12 ga, 30″ Krupp steel bbls, matted tapered concave rib with brass front and white center sighting beads, FULL/FULL choke, 2-3/4″ chambers, ejectors & dbl triggers made without safety. Top of right bbl is marked “KRUPP FLUID STEEL MADE BY” and left “A.H. FOX GUN CO. PHILA PA”. Sides of each bbl at chamber have about 1-1/2″ wedge of open scroll engraving. Receiver is engraved in “C” pattern with oval on left side, with 2 feeding quail in opposite directions with banner “ANSLEY H. FOX” over top. Right side oval with 2 feeding snipe in opposite directions with banner of “ANSLEY H. FOX” over top. Bottom center has circle with setter on point, with trigger plate and balance of receiver being a foliate scroll. Top tang is made without safety and engraved with some geometric scroll. Mounted with nicely figured walnut, checkered side panels, checkered straight grip, Silvers type solid red recoil pad, and checkered splinter forend. Bore diameter: left -.725, right -.725. Bore restrictions: left -.034, right -.036. Wall thickness: left -.035, right -.034. Drop at heel: 2-5/8″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 7lbs. 12oz. LOP 14″. Accompanied with J.T. Callahan letter identifying as CE grade, 12 ga., 30″ choked FULL/FULL, walnut stock, 14″ LOP, 1-5/8″ drop at comb, 2-5/8″ drop at heel, straight grip, weighing 7lbs 11oz. Under notes “tip jars-not catch, no safety”, (from reverse of card) bore out stock. Gun was shipped from Philadelphia June 1, 1910 orig consignee, E.R. Parker – no address. Also accompanying gun are repro Fox tags verifying above information. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retain 97-98% orig blue with just some very slight muzzle wear, and a few minor typical handling marks. Receiver shows strong orig case colors, under what appears to be a coat of dried preservative, slightly silvering across bottom, but strong on sides & across top. Trigger guard shows good orig blue across bow with some silvering in grip area. Stock is sound with tiny chip behind top tang, good checkering, minor nicks & dings & light scratches, and what appears to be orig finish that has been rubbed and cleaned. Forend is sound with good checkering, some minor chips at tip, a few minor handling marks, and retains orig finish. Forend latch & exposed forend metal retain good orig blue. Triggers are crisp, made without safety, strong ejectors, bright shiny bores, as gun appears to have seen only a little use. 4-39137 BDT46 (4,000-6,000)

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1183
Revised: 3/11/2010

Additional Information: Accompanying this lot is a copy of an invoice from the shop of the renowned Larry Del Grego & Son dated June 4, 1980 detailing the restoration work completed on this gun.

*RESTORED PARKER BROTHERS BHE GRADE SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN WITH VENT RIB. SN 229025. Cal. 12 ga. 32″ Acme steel bbls, matted tapered vent rib, with dual ivory sighting beads, 2-3/4″ chambers, MOD/FULL chokes, ejectors and dbl triggers. Top rib of bbl is marked “PARKER BROS. MAKERS. MERIDEN. CT. U.S.A. ACME STEEL”, chamber end has border engraving. Bbl flats are marked with Remington date code “PF3”, June 1937. The “1-1/2” size frame is “B” quality engraved with foliate arabesque scroll, “PARKER BROS” on each side, oval with 2 pointers on left side and 2 setters on right and trigger plate with 2 feeding game birds in a prairie scene. Mounted with nicely figured feathered grain walnut, checkered side panels with fleur-de-lis drop points, checkered straight grip, checkered butt with skeleton buttplate, gold oval engraved with initials “RAF”, and checkered beavertail forend. Bore diameter: left -.734, right -.739. Bore restrictions: left -.040, right -.030. Wall thickness: left -.023, right -.026. Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7lbs. 14oz. LOP 14-15/16″. CONDITION: Extremely fine as restored. Gun appears basically new since restoration with bbls retaining virtually of their fine factory quality restored blue finish, with just a few minor handling marks. Receiver retains virtually all of its cyanide case colors. The long tang trigger guard retains all of its fine restored blue finish. Stock is sound with sharp checkering, with a couple missing points, a few small handling marks, some grain checking on right side and retains nearly all of its fine professionally restored finish. Buttplate and checkered butt appear new. Forend is sound, sharp checkering with a couple missing points, a few minor handling marks and retains all of its professionally restored finish. Mechanics are crisp with auto-safety, strong ejectors, shiny bores, slightly frosted in front of forcing cones. 4-39961 BDT132 (10,000-15,000)

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1193
Revised: 3/2/2010

Additional Information: There is a 1-inch hairline crack on the right side of the forend extending from the forend iron to the checkering.

*PARKER BROTHERS SC GRADE SINGLE BARREL TRAP GUN. SN 177618. Cal. 12 ga. 32″ bbl, with matted tapered vent rib, dual ivory sighting beads, 2-9/16″ chamber, FULL choke, ejector and sgl trigger. Top rib of bbl is engraved “PARKER BROS. MAKERS. MERIDEN CONN. MADE IN.U.S.A.” The “C” grade sgl bbl receiver is engraved with foliate arabesque scrolls with stippled background, and banner with “PARKER BROS.” on each side. Gun is made without safety. Mounted with fiddle back straight grain walnut, checkered side panels, checkered rnd knob pistol grip, Jostam anti-flinch vented recoil pad, blank gold oval, checkered beavertail forend. Bore diameter: -.732. Bore restrictions: -.037. Wall thickness: -.067. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7lbs. 14oz. LOP 14″. The book Parker Gun Identification & Serialization identify as “S” grade, with pistol grip, 32″ 12 ga. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 95% orig blue with some minor muzzle wear, some minor nicks & scratches and rub mark on bottom from forend. Frame retains 75% orig case colors, thinning and blending with silver patina across bottom and some sharp edges. Trigger guard retains flaking orig blue across bow, worn to a silver patina in grip area. Stock is sound with nice checkering, small chip missing from behind top tang, normal minor nicks & scratches and retains orig finish blending with some hand worn patina in grip area. Forend is sound with good checkering, minor nicks & scratches, retaining orig finish, blending with hand worn patina. Mechanics are crisp with strong ejector, and nice shiny bore. 4-39962 BDT133 (3,000-4,000)

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1211
Revised: 3/22/2010

Correction: The stock measurements should read Drop at heel: 1-3/8″, not 2-5/8 as stated in the catalog.

*STUNNING PAUL JAEGER CUSTOM WINCHESTER MODEL 21. SN 32579. Cal. 12 ga. 32″ bbls, tapered matted vent rib, dual white sighting beads, Briley thin wall choke tubes, 2-3/4″ chambers, sgl selective trigger and ejectors. Left bbl is engraved “PAUL JAEGER, INC.” and right bbl is marked “JENKINS TOWN, PA.” Each chamber area is engraved with 3″ wedge of foliate scroll with stipple background outlined with gold border. The flat side frame is completely engraved with game scene and foliate scroll, 9 gold inlays with pointer and 3 grouse on right side, 2 ducks in flight on bottom, pointer and 2 pheasants on right, with gold wire surrounding the entire frame. Trigger guard is fully engraved with scroll and 2 gold snipe in flight. Top lever is fully engraved with gold wire border and top tang has “SAFE” inlaid in gold. Mounted in nicely figured walnut with “B” style fleur-de-lis checkered pistol grip, fully scroll engraved grip cap, brown Pachmayr decelerator recoil pad, “B” style fleur-de-lis checkered beavertail forend. Bore diameter: left -.731, right -.730. Bore restrictions: left -Briley, right -Briley. Wall thickness: left -.038, right -.035. Drop at heel: 2-5/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 8lbs. 4oz. LOP 14-3/8″. gun is accompanied with Brady take-down case, straw colored with leather corners, maroon interior, Winchester Model 21 label in lid, 2-piece cleaning rod, 4 extra Briley choke tubes and wrench. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbls retain 98% of their fine custom rust blue finish, with a few minor handling marks, and some minor thinning from forend. Receiver retains virtually all of its fine custom finish, water table, bbl flats, breach end of bbl and inside forend iron are all beautifully jeweled. Stock is sound with sharp crisp checkering, a few minor handling marks, and retains all of its fine custom oil finish. Forend is sound with sharp checkering, and retains all of its fine custom finish. Mechanics are crisp with non-auto safety, strong ejectors and nice shiny bores. Case is sound with some minor darkening to exterior and nice clean interior. 4-39760 BDT24 (14,500-24,500)

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1237
Revised: 3/2/2010

Correction: Incorrect photos. The lower left catalog image showing the water table of a side by side shotgun, does not correspond with this gun.

*WINCHESTER MODEL 12 SOLID RIB, SKEET GUN. SN 819485. Cal. 20 ga. 26″ bbl, matted solid rib, red Bradley front and silver center sighting bead, 2-3/4″ chamber, WS1 choke. Left side of bbl marked “WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL-MADE IN U.S.A./WINCHESTER/TRADEMARK-MODEL 12-20GA.” with “2-3/4 CHAM.” and “WS1” below, as well as a patent stamp. Right side of bbl “MADE IN U.S.A. WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN.CONN. PAT. JULY 21.1896./FEB.22.JUNE 14.1898.SEPT.7.1909.MAY 17.24.31.JUNE 7.14.28.JULY 5.12.1910.JULY 22.1913.” Standard receiver, serrated top center and matted top and “SKEET” marked on bottom below SN. Mounted with nicely figured straight grain walnut, checkered pistol grip, Winchester hard rubber grip cap, Winchester hard rubber buttplate, skeet beavertail forend with checkered side panels and checkered diamond on bottom. Bore diameter: -.615. Bore restrictions: -(.013). Wall thickness: -.047. Drop at heel: 2-5/8″, drop at comb: 1-5/16″. Weight: 6lbs. 12oz. LOP 14-1/16″. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl retains 97-98% orig blue with a few minor fine scratches, a faint rub mark on bottom from take down, and a couple small handling marks. Mag tube retains much of its orig blue with a few minor scratches and rub marks from forend. Bbl extension shows most of its orig blue silvering on sharp edge and just starting to thin across bottom. Receiver retains most of its orig blue with a few minor nicks & scratches starting to silver on sharp edges and a mind nick on left side from assembly. Stock is sound with good checkering, normal nicks & small handling marks, a minor small ding in grip area, a couple small spots of flaked finish, retains orig finish with some minor hand worn patina in grip area. Forend is sound with good checkering, a few minor handling marks, a couple small flaked spots of finish, but retains most of its orig finish. Mechanics are crisp with a bright shiny bore. 4-40108 BDT45 (2,750-3,750)

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1282
Revised: 3/22/2010

Correction: Gun #1.The stock measurements should read Drop comb: 1-7/16”, not 2-5/8 as stated in the catalog.

Additional Information: The makers have kindly provided that the guns were ordered 6th Nov 1912 as Pair of 12 Bore, Double triggers, 29” barrels, LOP 14 7/8”.

*VERY FINE PAIR OF BOSS BEST QUALITY SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME GUNS WITH CASE. SN 6251/ 6252. (ca. 1910) Cal. 12 Bore. 29″ Steel chopper lump bbls are engraved “Boss & Co. 13, Dover Street. Piccadilly. London. W.” on narrow concave game ribs which also have nos “1” and “2” inlaid in gold, respectively. Bottoms of bbls have SNs. Bbl flats show London nitro re-proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers in 1984. All bbls are re-proofed at .729. Case hardened actions have very nicely filed fillets and beads, and feature automatic safeties with “SAFE” inlaid in gold, gold line tumbler end cocking indicators, double triggers, and single beaded trigger guards. Lockplates are engraved “Boss & Co.” in ribands. All metal is engraved with finely executed Boss house style rose and scroll. “Boss & Co Patent” is engraved on bottoms of both actions. Even though these are double trigger guns “Boss’s Patent no. 11278” is engraved on trigger plates referring to single trigger patent. Top levers are inlaid in gold with numbers “1” and “2”, respectively. Finely marbled, nicely matched straight grip Circassian walnut buttstocks measure 15″ over checkered wood butts. “GJGB” is engraved on gold ovals on toe line. Stocks also feature 22 LPI checkering with mullered borders and drop points. Matching splinter forends have Anson releases with nos “1” and “2” inlaid in gold on forend tips. Gun no. 1 (6251): Bore diameter: left -.729, right -.729. Bore restrictions: left -.009, right -.006. Wall thickness: left -.026, right -.026. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 2-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs. 11 oz, LOP 15″. Gun no. 2 (6252) Bore diameter: left -.726, right -.729. Bore restrictions: left -.007, right -.006. Wall thickness: left -.031, right -.023. Drop at heel: 2-5/16″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 6 lbs. 10 oz, LOP 15″. Oak and leather makers case has brass corners with push button lock. Initials “G. J. G. B.” are embossed on lid. Interior is lined in burgundy cloth with Boss label, and 2nd label with instructions for single trigger guns. PROVENANCE: Bill of sale dated 1986. Purchased privately in Scotland . Letter of 1991 certifying that they were in the care of Malcolm Borthwick. CONDITION: Excellent as partially refurbished. Bbls show virtually all London quality re-black probably done when guns were re-proofed. Actions show 60 – 70% original case colors, Lockplates show 80 – 90% of their original case colors, with color on gun no. 2 being a bit stronger. Stocks show virtually all of a hand rubbed oil finish with some minor handling marks. Checkering has been freshened. Trigger guards and top levers show a great deal of their original blue, with top levers silvering at thumbpiece, and trigger guards considerably silvered at grips. Actions are tight. Gun no. 1 is slightly off face. Ejectors are in time. Case is very fine. leather still light in color. Interior cloth is good. Labels show some staining from contact with guns. Straps are new replacements. Original handle is good. A fine pair of guns by the most famous makers of “best” guns only. 4-39156 MGM8 (30,000-50,000)

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1283
Revised: 3/22/2010

Additional Information: The makers have kindly provided that the gun was ordered 7th May 1930,12 Bore , single trigger, 30” barrels, LOP 15 1/4″.

*VERY FINE BOSS & CO SIDELOCK EJECTOR SINGLE TRIGGER GAME GUN WITH CASE. SN 7719. (ca. 1929) Cal.12 Ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 30″ Chopper lump barrels are engraved “Boss & Co. 13, Dover Street, Piccadilly, London. W.” and “Made in England” on narrow concave game rib, with scroll engraving at breech end. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SN. Bbl flats show London nitro proofs for 2-1/2″ chambers. Sidelock action is stocked to the fences, and features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), bushed strikers, gold line tumbler end cocking indicators, and Boss non-selective single trigger. Action and lockplates have 80% coverage of very nicely cut bouquet and scroll Boss house style engraving. Most likely this is the work of Jack Sumner, noted Boss engraver. Lockplates are engraved “Boss & Co.” Trigger plate is engraved “Boss’s Patent” “No. 22894″ referring to the single trigger. Small bow single beaded trigger guard is scroll engraved with SN in relief on tang. Nicely marbled European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 15-1/4” over thin leather-faced Silvers pad. Stock features a gold oval with “E.S.M” engraved, drop points, and 24 LPI standard point pattern checkering with mullered borders. Matching splinter forend has Anson release. SN is on iron. Bore diameter: left -.730, right -.730. Bore restrictions: left -.020, right -.008. Wall thickness: left -.024, right -.032. Drop at heel: 2″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs. 11.8 oz, LOP 15-1/4″. Leather case has maroon cloth interior, with W. Richards Liverpool paper label. Accessories include W. Richards Liverpool marked crystal oil bottle, pair of 12 ga. snap caps, old shaving brush, and tube of Hoppe’s gun grease. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain 95% of what appears to be original blue, silvering slightly at muzzles, and thinning on sides around forend, with a number of small marks from handling and use. Action retains 60-70% original case color, silvering on fences and beads, thinning on bottom of action. Lockplates retain 80% of their original color, thinning at edges, and there is evidence of some cleaning around tails. Top lever and trigger guard retain a considerable amount of their original blue, with thumbpiece of lever, edges and bead of guard, silvered. Guard tang is mostly silver, browning toward tail. Wood retains most of its original oil finish, with numerous slight marks and dents, with extra oil rubbed in over the years. Checkering shows slight wear, and needs a good cleaning. Original pad is squashed, and petrified. There is a long narrow sliver of wood missing from right side of forend where it meets the barrel. It is not objectionable. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Trigger works well. Bores are excellent. Screw heads show some use. Case is fine, leather slightly darkening, with numerous rubs and scrapes. One strap is missing its tip, the other is getting tired. Handle is good. Interior cloth shows some moth damage, and tatters from contact with action. Label is good, with some slight stains and foxing. Oil bottle is very fine, but full of dark, congealed oil. A lovely, honest gun which has been in storage for many years, and needs a bit of TLC. 4-39789 MGM99 (22,500-30,000)

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1284
Revised: 3/23/2010

Additional Information: PROVENANCE – Consignor states: Pair of guns ordered by Frances Stotesbury Hutchinson, of Philadelphia aristocracy, whose initials are on guns and case lid. These guns have remained in the Family until this offering.

*VERY FINE COMPOSED PAIR OF JAMES PURDEY “LIGHTWEIGHT” SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME GUNS WITH ORIGINAL CASE AND ACCESSORIES. SN 23583 / 24217. (1928 and 1930) Cal. 12 Ga. 2-5/8″ Chambers. 27″ Chopper lump barrels are engraved “J. Purdey & Sons. Audley House, South Audley Street. London.” and “Made of Sir Joseph Whitworth’s Fluid Pressed Steel” on narrow swamped concave game ribs. Ribs are engraved “1” and “2”, respectively. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SNs. Left bbls are stamped “Choke”. Tube nos. “58296” and “58297” are on loop of gun no. 1; and tube nos. “60224” and “60225” are on gun no. 2. Barrel makers initials “RH” (Robert Heath) are on gun no. 1, and “RJ” (unrecorded) on gun no. 2. Bbl flats have London nitro proofs for 1-1/8 oz. shot, and are stamped 2-5/8″. Beesley patent self-opening actions feature bushed strikers, automatic safeties (“SAFE” inlaid in gold), raised rib tumbler end cocking indicators, and double triggers. Actions and lockplates have typical Purdey house style bouquet and scroll engraving which is extremely well cut, as is typical of Purdey guns from this period. Lockplates are marked “J. Purdey & Sons.” Bottoms of actions are engraved “J. Purdey & Sons” and “London”. Top levers have “1” and “2” engraved, respectively. Trigger guards have standard scroll with SNs at grips. Dark nicely marbled and slightly figured European walnut straight grip buttstocks measure 14-5/16″ over brown leather covered pads. There are silver ovals on toe lines engraved with initials “F. S. H.” Stocks also feature drop points, and 22 LPI point pattern checkering with mullered borders. Matching splinter forends have Anson releases, SNs, and the numbers “1” and “2”, respectively, are engraved on irons. Actioners initial “H” (Fred Hughes) is on both irons. Gun no. 1: Bore diameter: left -.732, right -.732. Bore restrictions: left -.025, right -.010. Wall thickness: left -.029., right -.034. Drop at heel: 3-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-13/16″. Weight: 6 lbs. 1-1/2 oz, LOP 14-5/16″. Gun no. 2: Bore diameter: left -.732, right -.732. Bore restrictions: left -.020, right -.007. Wall thickness: left -.029, right -.030. Drop at heel: 3.0″, drop at comb: 1-3/4″. Weight: 6 lbs. 2 oz, LOP 14-5/16″. Makers double gun motor case has initials “F. S. H.” embossed on lid. Front of case is marked “James Purdey & Sons, Ltd.” “Made in England” “The “Purdey Lightweight”” and “Regd. No. 727366”. Interior is lined with maroon cloth with black leather Purdey label, and contains 2-pc rosewood cleaning rod, ebony handled striker key, pair of turn screws, one Purdey marked oil bottle and pair of snap caps, another unmarked pair of snap caps, leather wallet with pull-through cleaner, another red Morocco leather wallet with cleaning brushes and patches, and bone striker bottle with spare strikers. PROVENANCE: Letter signed by Tom Purdey discussing stock dimensions of new gun being made to pair with the old. Invoice from Griffin and Howe (1/31/00) for strip and clean of this pair of guns. CONDITION: Very fine. Barrels retain 95% original black with some silvering at muzzles, with a number of marks from handling and use. Both sets of bbls show areas where dents have been properly raised. Actions and lockplates retain most of their original case color, Gun no. 2 being considerably stronger. Stocks retain most of their original oil finish, a bit dry. Checkering is slightly worn and dirty, with Gun no. 1 showing the most wear. Leather covered pads are original. Stock dimensions match those specified in factory letter dated 14 June 1930 discussing the building of another gun to pair with Miss Hutchinson’s first one. Actions are tight. Barrels are on face. Ejectors are in time. Drop is good on both guns. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny. Case leather shows numerous scuffs and abrasions. Straps and handle are good. Interior cloth is fine. Partitions are tight. Label is very fine. Accessories are fine. A lovely pair of guns built in a period generally regarded as when the London trade was at its apex. It is unusual to find guns like this that are essentially untouched. 4-39200 MGM25 (30,000-50,000)

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1287
Revised: 3/2/2010

Additional Information: Provenance – Consignor states: Gun ordered by Sydney E. Hutchinson, of Philadelphia aristocracy, whose initials are on the case lid. This gun has remained in the Family until this offering.

*JAMES PURDEY SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN WITH ORIGINAL CASE AND ACCESSORIES. SN 19179. (1907) Cal. 12 Ga. 2-1/2″ Chambers. 26″ Chopper lump bbls are engraved “James Purdey & Sons, Audley House, South Audley Street, London.” “Made of Sir Joseph Whitworth’s Fluid Pressed Steel” on narrow concave game rib. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SN, with “Choke” on left bbl, which also has barrel makers initials “S.S” (Sam Simons). Whitworth tube nos. “43314” and “43315” are on loop. Typical Beesley self-opening action features double triggers, bushed strikers, arrow tumbler end cocking indicators, and automatic safety (“SAFE” inlaid in gold). Action and lockplates are engraved with Purdey house style bouquet and scroll. Lockplates are engraved “James Purdey & Sons.” Bottom of action is engraved “Purdey’s Patent.” Trigger guard has scroll engraving and SN at grip. Nicely marbled and lightly figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 15″ over leather covered pad with widow’s peak. Stock features vacant silver oval on toe line, drop points, and 20 LPI point pattern checkering with mullered borders. Full splinter forend has Anson release with SN and actioners initials “AF” (Alf Fullalove) on iron. Bore diameter: left -.736, right -.735. Bore restrictions: left -.007, right -.006. Wall thickness: left -.034, right -.037. Drop at heel: 2-5/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs. 14.7 oz, LOP 15″. Original oak and leather case has brass corners, circular brass medallion and initials “S.E. H.” on lid, with some remnants of steamship labels. Interior is lined in burgundy cloth with Purdey paper label, and another label for charges for this particular gun. There is space in the case for an extra set of 30″ barrels. Accessories include ebony handled striker key, broken case extractor, pewter oil bottle, bone striker bottle with spare strikers, pair of Purdey marked snap caps, and a number of cleaning mops and brushes. PROVENANCE: Invoices from Purdey’s and Griffin and Howe outlining work done. CONDITION: Fine, as correctly maintained. Bbls retain virtually all of high quality re-blue. Action and lockplates retain 20-30% original case color, muted. Stocks show virtually all of a new refinish, leather covered pad, as well as, re-cut checkering. All this work is documented on invoice from Griffin and Howe, dated 7/10/01 which also indicates that a new hinge pin has been fitted. Also with the gun is an invoice from Purdey’s dated 9/21/29 outlining maintenance of this gun done at that time. There is a 3/4″ crack in forend on left side toward iron. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Drop is good. Ejectors are in time. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny. Case leather is worn through to wood in portions of back and front of lid, sides and bottom. Needs stabilization. Old replacement straps are good. Replaced handle is getting soft. Interior cloth shows long term contact with gun and barrels, but with the exception of one hole worn through from action, is intact. Purdey label is foxed and stained, but intact. Charge card is quite dirty, but legible, with some chips and compressions. Partitions are good and strong. Accessories are fine. 4-39199 MGM24 (12,500-17,500)

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1292
Revised: 3/25/2010

Correction: This item is NOT a Modern Firearm as indicated by one asterisk preceding the description. It is an Antique. Gun’s weight should read 6lbs 8.6 oz. Not 8 lbs 8.6 oz as stated in the catalog.

*JOHN DICKSON AND SON ROUND ACTION GAME GUN. SN 4052. Cal. 12 Ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 28″ Dovetailed steel bbls are engraved “John Dickson & Son. 21. Frederick Street. Edinburgh.” on concave game rib with third fastener extension. Bottoms of bbls are engraved with SN, stamped “Made in England”, and have provisional proofs. Bbl flats have 2001 London re-proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers at 850 bar and bore diameters of 18.5. Typical rounded bar trigger plate Dickson action features third fastener secured by extension of top lever, the pivot of which is nicely filed with tapered beads, as part of the decoration of the fences. Water table is stamped with proofs, SN, and “J.D & S Patent”, with use no. “171” in oval. Action also has automatic safety with “SAFE” engraved on inlaid gold rectangle, and gold tipped cocking indicators. Action has nearly complete coverage of very well executed tight English scroll. “John Dickson & Son Patent” is in banners on either side of action. Trigger guard is scroll engraved, with SN on tang. Slightly figured walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-3/4″ over leather covered pad. 16 LPI flattop checkering has mullered borders. Matching splinter forend has Anson release, with “J.D & S Patent” and use number “171” on iron. Bore diameter: left -.728, right -.729. Bore restrictions: left -.032, right -.007. Wall thickness: left -.031, right -.028. Drop at heel: 2-3/4″, drop at comb: 1-3/4″. Weight: 8 lbs. 8.6 oz, LOP 14-3/4″. PROVENANCE: Factory records indicate this gun was made for W. R. Cochran Patrick, and was re-barreled by Dickson in 2001 with 28″ bbls, half and full choke. CONDITION: Fine, as refurbished. Bbls retain virtually all of London quality black. Action is coin finished, with a few areas darkening. Engraving on bbls, safety button, and trigger guard has been re-cut. Newer stocks retain virtually all of hand rubbed oil finish. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Bores are excellent. 4-39357 (10,500-15,500)

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1303
Revised: 3/22/2010

Correction: Caliber should read 20 Ga not 12 Ga as stated in the catalog.

*PAIR OF CHARLES LANCASTER SIDELOCK EJECTOR SINGLE TRIGGER SELF-OPENING GAME GUNS WITH CASE. SN 25003 / 25004. Cal. 12 Ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 28″ Chopper lump barrels are engraved “Chas. Lancaster. Birmingham.” on low narrow concave game ribs with nos. “1” and “2” inlaid in gold on each gun, respectively. Breech ends of bbls have 1″ triangles of shaded scroll. Bottoms of bbls are fitted with Holland & Holland style assisted opening spring mechanism. Bbl flats show 1984 Birmingham nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers with gun. no. “1” at .615, and gun no. “2” at .614″. Holland style bar lock actions feature non-automatic safeties (SAFE is inlaid in gold), bushed strikers, and non-selective single triggers. Lockplates are fitted with H & H style hand detachable pin. Actions and lockplates are engraved with well executed large flowing open scroll. “Chas. Lancaster” is in arched riband on each lockplate. Bottoms of actions are engraved “De Luxe” “Assisted” “Opener”. Blued top levers have “1” and “2” inlaid in gold, respectively. Single beaded small bow trigger guards are scroll engraved, with SN on tangs. Well matched broadly streaked and lightly figured European walnut straight grip buttstocks measure 14-7/16″ over checkered wood butts. Stocks feature diamond hand drop points and gold shields on toe lines, engraved “JCC”. Nicely cut approx 28 LPI flattop standard point pattern checkering has double line border. Matching splinter forends have Anson releases (“1” and “2” are inlaid in gold on each tip, respectively). Gun no. “1”: Bore diameter: left -.619, right -.619. Bore restrictions: left -.030, right -.015. Wall thickness: left -.043, right -.043. Drop at heel: 1-15/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 5 lbs. 14 oz, LOP 14-7/16″. Gun no. “2”: Bore diameter: left -.617, right -.617. Bore restrictions: left -.017, right -.008. Wall thickness: left -.044, right -.045. Drop at heel: 1-15/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 5 lbs. 14 oz, LOP 14-7/16″. Large oak and leather double motor case has brass corners with handle mounted on top. Interior is lined with maroon cloth with large black leather gold embossed Lancaster label. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain 96-98% original blue, silvering at muzzles and breech ends, with a few marks from use, thinning slightly above forend. Actions retain approx. 95% of their original case color, silvered on beads and sides of fences. Top levers are slightly silvered at thumbpiece. Stocks retain nearly all of their original oil finish, slightly dry, with a very few minor marks from handling and use. Actions are tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Single triggers work. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny. Case is excellent. Antiqued leather has a few minor marks and scrapes. Straps show some fraying, but are strong. Interior cloth is excellent. There is a 3″ x 6″ area on lid where charge card has been excised. Label is excellent. 4-39548 MGM76 (12,000-17,000)

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1307
Revised: 3/23/2010

*J. LANG BOXLOCK EJECTOR LIGHT GAME GUN WITH EXTRA BARRELS AND CASE. SN 20830. Cal. 20 Bore. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 26″ Barrels. Tight choke bbls with gold inlaid star at breech end, as well as, open choke bbls are engraved “Joseph Lang & Son.” and “7, Bury Street, St. James’s, London. England.” on tops. Concave game ribs have scroll engraving at breech ends. Bottoms of bbls are engraved with SN. Bbl flats have London nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. Case hardened scalloped back boxlock action has 70% coverage English scroll with “Joseph Lang & Son” in arched ribands on either side. Action features double triggers, and automatic safety with “SAFE” inlaid in gold. Blued floorplate and trigger guard have scroll engraving. “Joseph Lang & Son” is on floorplate, and SN is at grip of trigger guard. Lightly marbled European walnut semi-pistol grip buttstock measures 15-1/4″ over checkered wood butt. There is a silver oval on toe line with initials “F.M.W.” Stock features nicely shaped drop points and 20 LPI point pattern flattop checkering with mullered borders. Matching splinter forend has Anson release, and SN on iron. Gold Star (Tight choke) bbls: Bore diameter: left -.614, right -.614. Bore restrictions: left -.028, right -.023. Wall thickness: left -.037, right -.041. Drop at heel: 1-7/8″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 5 lbs. 10 oz, LOP 15-1/4″. Open choke bbls: Bore diameter: left -.615, right -.614. Bore restrictions: left -.016, right -.007. Wall thickness: left -.033, right -.041. Drop at heel: 1-7/8″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 5 lbs. 9 oz, LOP 15-1/4″. Original makers leather toe under case with stitched leather corners and sliding button latch is lined in maroon cloth with dark green leather gold embossed Atkin, Grant, and Lang label. Accessories include 2-pc wooden cleaning rod, brushes, and a pair of Atkin Grant and Lang snap caps. PROVENANCE: Correspondence from Atkin Grant and Lang for various dates 1969 – 1970, detailing ordering and delivery of this gun.. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain nearly all of their original blue, thinning a bit above forend, and silvering at muzzles. Action retains 50-60% of original case color, silvered on fences, and at bottom. Floorplate and trigger guard have silvered to about 30% blue. Top lever is silvered at thumbpiece. Stocks retain nearly all their original finish with a few marks and dings from handling and use, one or two fairly deep on left cheek of stock. Action is tight and on face with tight choke bbls. Open choke bbls are very slightly loose. Ejectors are in time. Bores are excellent with no visible imperfections. Case leather has a number of marks and scuffs, but is generally fine. Interior cloth is excellent with a few marks from contact with gun. Label is excellent. All partitions are tight. Straps are getting tired, handle is detached (and inside case). 4-39158 MGM34 (4,000-6,000)

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1337
Revised: 3/3/2010

Correction: It has been brought to our attention that this Forsyth Patent Fowler may not be genuine. The roller primers lack the telltale “F” patent markings on the front of the primers and serial numbers on the back of the primers. Julia’s cannot and will not guarantee the gun to be genuine.

EXTREMELY RARE FORSYTH PATENT “SCENT BOTTLE” DOUBLE FOWLER. SN NSN. (ca 1809) Forerunner of the percussion system. Cal. Approx. 20 Ga. 34-1/4″ Skelp twist barrels have “Forsyth London” inlaid in gold in old English style lettering on low concave rib. Bbls are fitted with four ramrod pipes; two are visible when gun is assembled and have nicely filed bead ends, two under barrel channels are fitted with loops. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with early London proofs and “Twisted”. Breech plugs have gold line inlaid at front and back, with gold poincons stamped “Forsyth & Co’s Patent”. Plugs are fitted with long extensions with vents as part of the Forsyth system. Breech iron has feather border engraving. Locks are engraved “Forsyth Patent” with unusually shaped hammers, peculiar only to a scent bottle type of ignition. Lockplates and hammers are engraved with an open flowing scroll with some feather decoration. Sliding safeties engage at half cock. Scent bottle fulminate containers are also scroll engraved, and have pivoting covers for fulminate chambers at bottoms. Striking pins are spring loaded. Furniture is of German silver. Trigger guard has vase shaped “pineapple”, and scroll type semi-pistol grip tang. Dense, lightly streaked and figured European walnut stock measures 13-1/2″ over German silver buttplate with long tang. Stock features large shadow line right hand cheekpiece, and square, coarse, point pattern checkering with mullered borders. There is a silver shield at grip with initials “JF” (John Forsyth ?). Stock mounts to bbl with two side nails through oval silver escutcheons. Thimble is of deeply stamped hallmarked sterling silver, which is caked with grime, and is illegible. Rosewood ramrod has brass tip, and steel tail with worm. Bore diameter: left -.617, right -.618. Wall thickness: left -.040 at muzzle, right -.045 at muzzle. Drop at heel: Approx 3″, drop at comb: Approx 1-1/4″. Weight: 7 lbs. 10 oz, LOP 13-1/2″. CONDITION: Very good. Bbls retain about 30% of an old re-brown, over considerable pitting. Locks and hammers are pewter gray. Stock retains most of an old oil finish, with numerous knocks and marks. Checkering shows slight wear. Left sliding safety button is broken. 1-4″ x 1″ Chip is missing from top front of left lock. Rear lock is missing. Bores are good. Locks are crisp. Scent bottles are loose on pivots. It is interesting to note that James Purdey was manager of Forsyth & Co when this gun was made. 4-39805 MGM109 (9,000-14,000)

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1410
Revised: 3/22/2010

Correction: Gun letters as cal. 32 Ideal w/27” #2wt ½ round bbl. (Note: .32 Ideal was found to be inadequate for long range shooting as was the lightweight #2 bbl.) Gun was returned to the factory less than 2 months after the shipping date, most likely for the installation of the .38-55 #4 bbl that is a more generally accepted long range performer.

SCARCE WINCHESTER DELUXE MODEL 1885 HIGH WALL SCHUTZEN SINGLE SHOT RIFLE. SN 81818. Cal.38-55. Beautiful deluxe Schutzen rifle with 30″ No. 4 weight oct to rnd bbl with Lyman windage globe front sight, no provision for a rear sight and mounted with a mid-range vernier tang sight with 3″ staff. Lower tang has Schutzen style dbl set triggers and a Schutzen spur lever. Receiver, breech block, lever & hammer are color case hardened. Mounted with about XXX center crotch cut, flame & feather grain checkered American walnut with matching grain black insert schnable tip forearm that is factory fitted with a tuning fork style palm rest. Buttstock has Winchester hard rubber grip cap with checkered wrist, deep Schutzen-style cheekpiece with perch belly and Helm-style blued Schutzen buttplate. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is marked with assembly number “5891”, “XXX” and “U.S.”. The “U.S.” marking in substantially larger letters than the others. The assembly number is also found on the buttstock, under the buttplate and inside the toe of the buttplate. This is truly an outstanding deluxe Schutzen rifle that would add to anyone’s collection. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Bbl retains about 98% strong orig blue with two or three very minor nicks and one small spot of rust. Receiver, breech block & lever retain most of their orig factory case colors, moderately faded on left side, strong & bright on right side and brilliant in sheltered areas. Hammer retains virtually all of its dark orig case colors. Wood is sound with a couple of minor grain checks on right side of buttstock and a very few minor handling & storage nicks in varnish and overall retains virtually all of its orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-36379 (9,500-13,500)

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1417
Revised: 3/11/2010

Correction: SN 107873 on the receiver indicates manufacture well after 1906. Therefore Dr. Mann (or someone else) remounted his barrel sometime after 1906.

*EXTREMELY RARE POPE MADE WINCHESTER HIGH WALL SINGLE SHOT TARGET RIFLE FOR DR. F.W. MANN. SN 107873. Cal. 7 mm/30-40. Fine Pope rifle with 24″ medium weight rnd bbl, marked on top “STEVENS-POPE / J. STEVENS ARMS & TOOL CO. CHICOPEE FALLS, MASS. U.S.A.” Barrel is mounted with Mann-Niedner target scope bases and accompanied by a Winchester A5 scope with extender and mounted in Mann-Niedner color case hardened mounts that have windage & elevation adjustments. Bottom of bbl is hand stamped with initials of Dr. Mann “F.W.M.” and “7 M.M. 1906.” Front scope base is also stamped “1906”. Initial research disclosed that this number is probably the date of manufacture rather than the Pope number. Pope number 1906 is a Ballard rifle listed in their records. The high wall receiver is standard step side with Schuetzen dbl set triggers and a serpentine lever. Left side of lower tang underwood has assembly number “9741” and “XXX”. Mounted with a checkered Stevens style semi-schnable tip forearm with extensive checkering and fleur-de-lis carving. Buttstock is uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with a serpentine grip cap that has a triangular black insert and has a Winchester hard rubber buttplate. The assembly number in top tang channel of buttplate appears to be “1658”. Also accompanying are four orig cartridges probably created and loaded by Dr. Mann. Cases are military brass with orig primers that have been necked down to accommodate the 7 mm bullet and are 2.064″ long vs. the 2.314″ standard 30-40 Krag case. The inside of the case mouth has been machined to accept only the very base of the bullet which would have been sufficient to chamber the round but made for a rather delicate cartridge due to its shallow seating. Accompanied by a small hand written manila tag “WINCHESTER HI WALL / 7 M.M. 30-40 CASE MADE / BY HARRY POPE FOR / DR. MANN AND / WRITTEN UP IN HIS BOOK / THE BULLETS FLIGHT”. Dr. Franklin Weston Mann (1856-1916) was a long time friend and co-inventor with Harry M. Pope and other notable firearms gurus of the late 19th and early 20th century. He was a serious target shooter of his time and wrote a book on shooting The Bullet’s Flight from Powder to Target published in 1909. Beginning on about p. 152 of the referenced publication is information about this rifle and the testing of this experimental caliber of the 30-40 Krag cartridge case reduced to 7 mm caliber and reduced in length to 2-1/16″. There are other modifications to the case such as a 1/16″ shoulder inside the case neck which is as far as the modified jacketed soft point bullets will seat so as to have the bullet contact the lands of the bore when the cartridge is chambered. Dr. Mann states on p. 152 that on Jan. 1, 1906 he received three smokeless bbls from Mr. Pope, one of which was a 28 caliber intended for lead bullets that was never chambered and never tested. The other two, one 24″ and the other 30″ long, had 7 mm bores with 16″ twist and 1/32″ wide lands. He states that they soldered sight blocks on the “full round barrels” before finishing. On the same page he describes the reduction in length of the 30-40 Gov’t cartridge case to 2-1/16″ and later describes taking a 170 grain soft point bullet and cutting it off and forming a new point leaving it 130 grains. Page 154 shows a picture of some of the steps required to form these new cases and bullets. A copy of this book is included with this lot. PROVENANCE: David D. Sobel Single Shot Rifle Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 95-96% strong orig blue and receiver about 75% blue with loss areas flaked to a medium patina. Wood is sound with forearm retaining virtually all of its orig finish and buttstock, with minor handling & storage marks, most of its cleaned orig finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. Scope retains most of its custom blue finish and the mounts about all of their brilliant orig case colors. 4-39135 JR35 (10,000-15,000)

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1420
Revised: 3/2/2010

Correction: This item is NOT a Modern Firearm as indicated by one asterisk preceding the description. It is an Antique.

*FINE RON LONG CUSTOM SINGLE SHOT RIFLE ON A WINCHESTER HIGH WALL ACTION. SN 67434. Cal. 32-40. All blue finish with 26″ heavy oct bbl that has a Mike Stevens windguage globe front sight and a Ron Long prototype Soule vernier tang sight. Top flat of bbl is mounted with target scope blocks and the left top flat, over the forearm is hand engraved “RON LONG, DENVER”. Mounted with very nicely checkered American walnut with large, heavy forearm and a heavy pistol grip stock with deep European style cheekpiece with Monte Carlo comb and a ram’s horn curl below the cheekpiece. Buttplate is Winchester checkered steel. Buttstock, under buttplate, is stamped “F.R. BUTLER POULTNEY, VT.” in two places, and has the date “1947”. Consignor states that this rifle was re-barreled by Mr. Long using his “Vermont chuck rifle”. Likely the orig rifle was built by Mr. Butler and consisted of shortening the upper & lower tangs and adding a vertical bar which is drilled & tapped for the draw bolt which secures the buttstock to the frame. It is likely that Mr. Butler also produced the custom lever which extends down the grip and terminates in a round drum shape with dimpled ends. Receiver is fitted with functioning single set trigger. Accompanied by a unique Ron Long custom bullet seating tool that has a color case hardened body with a machined brass 32-40 cartridge case on front with an eccentric mounted handle that actuates the piston to seat the bullet into the bore. It has a walnut & brass machined handle. Also accompanied by a Ron Long custom bored bullet mold. Mold is very similar to standard ideal style, in two halves with articulated sprue cutter, cut for a rapid taper bullet with a small flat nose and square base with five lubricating grooves. Consignor states that this is an extremely accurate rifle that has not been fired in over twelve years and that the best loads were 14.1 to 14.2 grains of IMR 4227 powder. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & receiver retain virtually all of their fine custom blue with a very few tiny scattered spots of light surface corrosion. Stock has a small grain check back of cheekpiece through a burl area, with a couple of small chips back of receiver and a few other minor storage & handling nicks & scratches and overall retains most of what is probably Mr. Butler’s custom finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Bullet seating tool is extremely fine, retaining most of its fine orig case colors. Mold is fine. 4-39728 JR324 (3,000-4,000)

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1421
Revised: 4/6/2010

Correction: Caliber should read .44-90, 2-5/8” BN.not 44-77 as stated in the catalog Additional Information: This is one of 87 Model 1874 Long Range No. 1 Rifles made between Nov. 1875 to Oct. 1879 as stated on p.226 of Frank Seller’s book “Sharps Firearms”.

SPECTACULAR SHARPS MODEL 1874 CREEDMOOR LONG RANGE SINGLE SHOT TARGET RIFLE. SN 156529. Cal. 44-77 Sharps. Rare early Bridgeport Sharps with 34″ medium weight oct bbl, windgauge spirit level front sight, no provision for a rear sight and mounted with a long range vernier tang sight with 4-1/2″ staff. Top flat of bbl is marked “SHARPS RIFLE CO BRIDGEPORT.CONN.” and has the caliber marking over chamber area. Receiver, lever, lockplate and trigger plate are color case hardened, with the SN stamped around the tang sight tension stud hole. It is mounted with nicely figured American walnut with checkered round schnable tip forarm with checkered tip and checkered pistol grip stock with checkered grip cap. Buttplate is standard Sharps checkered steel. Bbl is matching numbered to the receiver with the last 4 digits of SN inside the bbl channel of the forearm and on the front face of buttstock, under the metal. Lockplate is unmarked, with the trigger plate and buttplate being marked “155713”. The tang sight base is marked “161816” and the staff is marked “03”. Accompanied by a Sharps Factory Records letter identifying this rifle, as found, in order book No. 2, and is described as a Model 1874 Long Range Rifle No. 1 in caliber 44 with 34″ bbl, style not specified, with oil finish stocks, without inscription plate. It was invoiced at the Bridgeport factory on April 12, 1876 to John P. Lovell & Sons, Boston, Massachusetts to order memorandum #1692. Dr. Laboskie states in this letter “An early No. 1 long range rifle such as this, shipped soon after the re-location of the Sharps Rifle Company to Bridgeport, may well have been a left over No. 1 Creedmoor rifle.” Also accompanied by a tiny, round, 2-pc tin that contains 4 spare front sight inserts and a set screw. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Bbl retains 97-98% strong orig factory blue with only faint sharp edge wear. Receiver, lever, lockplate and hammer retain most of their orig factory case colors, slightly muted, turning dark on the tail of the lockplate, brilliant in sheltered areas, especially on left side. Trigger plate and buttplate retain dark case colors. Wood is sound with only light nicks and scratches and retains virtually all of its beautiful hand rubbed oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. Hard to upgrade this specimen. 4-39927 JR313 (25,000-35,000)

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1424
Revised: 3/2/2010

Additional Information: This gun is accompanied by the original buttplate that was recently discovered in Mr. Sobel’s parts box.

SCARCE SHARPS PANEL BORCHARDT NO. 1 MID-RANGE SINGE SHOT TARGET RIFLE. SN 7060. Cal. Appears to be 40-70 Sharps Straight. Fine early panel Borchardt with 30″ heavy tapered rnd bbl with windgage spirit level globe front sight, Lawrence Patent ladder rear sight and a long range tang sight with 5-1/4″ staff graduated to 4,000 yards on left edge. There is an additional sight base in heel of stock. Receiver is color case hardened with wood panel inserts and a sgl trigger. Top of bbl has the “OLD RELIABLE” and “BRIDGEPORT” markings. Mounted with very nicely figured, checkered English walnut with schnable tip forearm and serpentine pistol grip stock, missing its buttplate. Bottom of bbl, under forearm, rear edge of forearm, inside bbl channel of forearm and front edge of buttstock are all stamped or marked with serial number matching receiver. According to the book Sharps Firearms, Sellers, only 215 of these fine rifles were produced in the period Oct. 1877 – Oct. 1880. PROVENANCE: David D. Sobel Single Shot Rifle Collection. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl retains 92-93% orig finish turning plum with wear around muzzle. Receiver retains smoky case colors on left side and in sheltered areas with balance turned silver to dark. Stock has a hairline on left side of wrist and another back of the top tang with a chip also back of top tang, otherwise wood is sound with a couple of deep scratches on buttstock and usual handling & use marks and retains about 90% orig varnish on buttstock and about 75% on forearm. Toe of buttstock has a couple of minor chips. Wood panels in receiver retain 75-80% orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with some minor roughness just in front of chamber. 4-39131 JR22 (5,000-8,000)

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1442
Revised: 3/2/2010

Additional Information: This Schuetzen rifle is equipped with a unique screw adjustable stock that allows the shooter to change dimensions for offhand use or prone shooting in the Swiss style. This exact rifle is pictured on pp. 218- 219 of “Alte Scheibenwaffen, Vol. II”.

*SPECTACULAR ENGRAVED AND CARVED MARTINI ACTION SCHUETZEN RIFLE BY FRANZ BOCKLE. SN 29314. Cal. 7.5 x 55 Schmidt-Rubin ? . Wonderful German Schuetzen rifle with 34″ tapered octagon barrel with integral dovetailed matted top rib over the forearm area with flats fluted in front of forearm up to the raised front sight base. Entire top flat is hand matted. Square post front bead is mounted in block dovetailed through base. Bead is interchangeable by loosening screw on right side. U-notch rear sight is adjustable for windage and elevation as well as for eye relief along the dovetail. Top flat about midpoint is inlaid in gold “FRANZ BOCKLE, GLARUS.”. Bottom flat of bbl is marked with B U G crown proofs, “200”, “3.05” and “568”. Mounted with highly figured European walnut with long checkered & carved forearm with carved dog’s head tip that has glass eyes. Below dog’s head are deep relief carved foliate patterns. Stock is checkered with matching raised side panels that have matching half blossoms to the forearm and a dbl chip carved border around front of checkering on the wrist. Stock has a Tyrolean style cheekpiece and semi-Schuetzen steel buttplate. Forearm is attached to the bbl with a sgl key through engraved ribbon shaped escutcheons. Left rear of the stock has a deep relief carving of a German “Schuetzenliesl” dancing on a beer keg holding ten liters of beer. In the background is a small house and what appears to be, a gristmill, all in a wooded scene. The area below the cheekpiece is relief carved in foliate arabesque patterns. Right side of buttstock is relief carved to match. Center of right side of buttstock is inlaid with a small silver ribbon engraved “Fred. Schwitter / GLARUS”. Receiver, breech block, lever, bottom tang & buttplate are beautifully color case hardened & engraved with the left side of receiver engraved with a beautiful Swiss mountain scene of what is probably the village of Glarus, surrounded by oaks & other trees. Right side is engraved with the vignette of a medieval soldier holding a drawn sword in his right hand and carrying a flag in his left hand. In the background is a commemorative stone with the date “1388” and to the soldier’s right is a monument which commemorates the battle of Naefels. This vignette is also surrounded by beautifully engraved oak trees. Bottom of receiver, lever & lower tang have beautifully engraved oak leaves & acorns. Top edges of breech block are also engraved with oak leaves & acorns and top three flats of receiver ring are engraved in diamond patterns. Top edges of receiver are engraved with feather patterns. Top rear of receiver is engraved with a shield shaped crest which has the image of Fridolin, the Patron Saint of Glarus, holding a staff and book with a halo around his head. The date on the stone in the engraving on the right side, “1388”, commemorates the Battle of Naefels which was fought on 9 April 1388 between Glarus with their allies, the old Swiss confederation and the Habsburgs. Despite being outnumbered about 10 to 1, the Glarus forces were victorious. This was near the end of the long 14th century war between the Swiss and the Austrians. In 1389 a peace was signed in Vienna leaving the Swiss Confederation in possession of all the territory they had acquired during the war. The very next year there was a pilgrimage to the site of the battle which still takes place today on the first Thursday in April. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Overall retains about all of its orig factory finish with strong bright blue on the bbl and bright case colors on receiver, lever and bottom tang with the buttplate having slightly darkened case colors on the face, brilliant on the bottom tang. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-39847 (9,000-12,000)

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2042
Revised: 3/22/2010

Correction: This gun is an antique not modern as stated in the catalog. Serial # is late 1897 or early 1898.

*SCARCE AND DESIRABLE FACTORY ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 86 DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 119163. Cal. 45-70. 26″ oct bbl, full mag, Lyman ivory bead front sight, 2-leaf flip up rear sight. Top flat of bbl is marked “Manufactured by the/Winchester Repeating Arms Co.New Haven.Conn.U.S.A.” Adjacent receiver “45-70” and an oval “WP” proof mark. The factory engraved receiver has a circle with walking bull moose on left side accented with large bold foliate scroll with punch dot background surrounded with a zig-zag and punch dot border. Forward right side has circle with bull elk and balance with foliate scroll with punch dot background surrounded by zig-zag and punch dot border. Top of receiver along side bolt has snake and dot pattern. Chamber area of receiver has a scroll pattern with off set to left proof mark. Top tang is mounted with course knurl peep sight. Mounted with “XXX” deluxe walnut, checkered pistol grip, Winchester hard rubber grip cap, steel crescent buttplate with scroll engraved tang, H checkered forend with scroll engraved nosecap. Inspection of lower tang reveals assembly number 456XXX with matching number in top tang of stock and a “S” found on inside toe of buttplate. Accompanied by Cody Firearm Museum fact sheet identifying as 45-70 oct bbl rifle, checkered stock pistol grip, Lyman rear leaf and sporting front sight, $4 engraved number 9 vignettes, received in warehouse 5/1/99, shipped from warehouse 5/1/99 on order number 25309. Other remarks are “189 in place of regular ‘old style barrel’.” No other information or R&Rs recorded. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl and mag tube retain 85-90% blue that appears orig but is possibly a period of use factory restored blue. There are usual nicks and scratches, thinning at sharp edges, thinning on mag tube, all with nice crisp lettering. Receiver retains good orig case colors on sides blending with silver and brown patina across bottom and top. Hammer shows strong dark orig case colors with slight silvering on right side. Lever shows good case coloring mostly in protected areas thinning and blending with silver patina. Stock is sound with good checkering, minor nicks and scrapes and a couple small dents with good orig piano varnish finish blending with some hand worn patina in comb and grip areas. Buttplate is a dark brown patina. Forend is sound, good checkering, normal minor nicks and dings, showing orig piano varnish finish blending with hand worn patina across bottom. Mechanics are crisp. Bore with good rifling that has scattered shallow pitting. 4-39233 BDT58 (25,000-35,000)

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2052
Revised: 3/15/2010

Correction: It has been brought to our attention there is a professionally repaired area to the toe of the stock. The buttplate is a proper replacement.

*SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER 1886 SEMI-DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 131160. Cal. 45-70. 26″ half rnd/half oct bbl, Sheard fine bead dovetail front sight, serrated side V-notch sporting rear with set screw, half mag take-down. Top flat of bbl marked “MANUFACTURED BY THE/WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN.CONN.U.S.A.” Below rear sight on left flat “NICKEL STEEL”. Top flat adjacent to receiver ring “W.P.” Proof mark “45-70”. Standard receiver left side with Lyman lever peep sight, mounted with straight grain walnut, checkered pistol grip, Winchester hard rubber grip cap, Winchester hard rubber buttplate, sling eye 4″ from toe, standard forend with I checkering, nosecap with sling eye. Accompanying gun is Cody Firearm Museum Winchester letter identifying as 45-70 cal rifle, half oct nickel steel bbl, plain trigger, checkered plain wood stock with pistol grip, flat top sporting rear, King’s patent front, Lyman receiver, smokeless sights, takedown, screw eyes, shotgun butt rubber, received in the warehouse on September 12, 1904, shipped from warehouse September 13, 1904, order number 237427. Inspection of lower tang reveals assembly number 376R. Matching number can be found inside top tang channel of stock. CONDITION: Very fine, bbl retains 97-98% orig blue with a few small spots of fine surface oxidation, normal minor nicks and scratches, starting to thin on sharp edges of oct. Receiver retains 95% orig blue, a few minor scratches, showing bright on sharp edges and thinning and blending with silver patina across bottom. Hammer shows thinning orig case colors. Lever shows orig case colors blending with silver patina. Stock is sound with sharp checkering, a few minor nicks and dings and retains orig finish that has been professionally cleaned. Forend is sound with sharp checkering, some minor nicks and dings and retains orig finish that has been professionally cleaned. Mechanics are crisp with nice shiny bore. 4-39817 BDT141 (8,000-12,000)

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2093
Revised: 3/14/2010

Correction: The hammer base pin, and ejector rod head are believed to be old replacements.

WONDERFUL EARLY NIMSCHKE ENGRAVED COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 78305. Cal. 45 Colt. Nickel finish with 5-1/2″ bbl, full front sight and 1-line block letter address. Left side of frame has 3-line patent dates and left front web of trigger guard has caliber marking. Mounted with 2-pc pearl grips with an extremely deep relief carved ox head on right side. Front strap is not drilled for a locator pin so there is an unusual arrangement of a wooden block inserted in the frame between the grips with two small locator pins to prevent the grips from sliding. Engraving consists of nearly full coverage on frame of flowing foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background. Sides of bbl boss have diamond & dot patterns with a hunter star on ejector rod boss. Top strap is engraved with a leaf & vine pattern on each side. Engraving extends most of the length of both side of the bbl with matching foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background. Ejector rod housing is engraved with a leaf & vine pattern on outer radius that matches top strap. Top of back strap has a fine fan pattern with checkered triangular central panel and a fine zig-zag border. Back strap is engraved with Moorish geometric patterns and a zig-zag border pattern. Cylinder is engraved with matching foliate arabesque patterns on lands between the flutes and has a vine & leaf pattern border around rear edge that matches top strap. Early black powder single actions are rarely ever encountered with engraving and are almost never found with high orig finish. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Overall retains 97-98% strong orig nickel with fire blued screws. The only losses are around muzzle edge from firing and very slight losses on face of cylinder. Grips are sound with great fire & color, crisp mechanics, bright shiny bore. 4-39223 JR85 (60,000-100,000)

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2174
Revised: 3/14/2010

Correction: Gun is actually an 1871-72 Open Top Model in caliber .44 RF Not an 1861 Navy Conversion in Caliber .38 RF as stated in the catalog.

EXTRAORDINARILY RARE U.S. CARTRIDGE CO. COLT MODEL 1861 NAVY CONVERSION REVOLVER. SN 2729. Cal. 38 RF. Blue & color case hardened with 7-1/2″ rnd bbl, German silver front sight and 1-line address. Top rear end of bbl has the Richards Mason style integral rear sight and right side of bbl lug is fitted with an ejector rod housing with bull’s eye ejector rod head. Bottom of bbl, just in front of bbl lug, is stamped “#59”. Left side of frame has 2-line patent dates. Cylinder has usual Ormsby Naval battle scene and is without serial number. Hammer is standard conversion style with the firing pin fixed to left side of hammer nose with two rivets. Loading gate has an external spring and bears assembly number “1527”, which number is also found on cylinder pin. It has blued steel trigger guard & back strap containing a 1-pc varnished walnut grip that has the SN in back strap channel. Top of back strap, reading from hammer to heel, is stamped “U.S.C. Co.”. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms and other publications only about 2,200 of these rare revolvers were produced in the mid-1870’s, most of which saw hard service on the American frontier during the great Westward expansion and today are almost never found in orig configuration with orig finish. The fact that this revolver has provenance to the famous U.S. Cartridge Co. Collection makes this revolver doubly rare. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl & ejector rod housing retain 35-40% thin orig blue, strong in sheltered areas with balance a thin blue/gray patina. Frame, hammer & loading gate retain virtually all of their bright orig factory case colors, slightly thinned on recoil shield & loading gate. Grip frame retains most of the orig factory blue, somewhat thinned on back strap and trigger bow. Cylinder retains about all of its orig factory blue and about 99.5% Ormsby Naval battle scene. Grip has a chipped toe and shows light to moderate wear on edges with nicks & dings and retains about 95-97% strong orig varnish. A few of the screws are slightly battered. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, probably unfired. 4-39155 (55,000-75,000)

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2176
Revised: 3/15/2010

Correction: This revolver is actually an 1871-72 open top in 44 RF Henry w/ Navy size grip. Loading gate may be a replacement.

SCARCE EARLY COLT MODEL 1861 CONVERSION REVOLVER. SN 129. Cal. 38 RF. Blue & case colored with 7-1/2″ rnd bbl, German silver front sight and 1-line address. Top rear end of bbl has an integral V-notch sight and right side of lug is fitted with an ejector rod with bull’s eye ejector rod head. Left side of frame is marked “COLTS PATENT” and it has silver plated brass trigger guard & back strap containing a 1-pc walnut grip with matching SN in back strap channel. Hammer spring has been lightened. This series of conversions was made from previously unfinished and unassembled parts with an orig bbl that had never been fitted for a rammer. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms only 2,200 total production in three variations were ever made during period of mid-1870’s. Blue finished examples with any orig finish remaining are quite scarce. PROVENANCE: John Irwin Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very good to fine, all matching except wedge which is properly unnumbered. Overall the bbl & cyl retain traces of orig blue, with balance a medium gray/brown patina with some very fine scattered pitting on bbl. Cylinder retains 80-85% Ormsby naval battle scene. Frame & hammer retain smoky faded case colors, slightly stronger in sheltered areas. Trigger guard & back strap retain 40-50% thin orig silver plating. Grip is sound showing light to moderate wear with a few minor nicks & scratches in finish and overall retains about 90% strong orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with moderate to heavy pitting. 4-36795 JR68 (4,000-6,000)

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2272
Revised: 3/13/2010

Additional Information: Left side grip bears a cartouche from Enfield of England (catalog incorrectly states illegible cartouche).

COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 187348. Cal. 36. Usual configuration with 7-1/2″ oct bbl, brass pin front sight and 1-line “NEW-YORK U.S. AMERICA” address with dashes. Left side of frame has small “COLTS PATENT” and left shoulder of trigger guard has the caliber marking. The 4 SN locations on the bbl lug, frame, trigger guard and buttstrap are all accompanied by a small “L” which signifies that this revolver was destined for the London office and the British market. Brass trigger guard and backstrap contain a 1-pc walnut grip with last 4 digits of SN in the backstrap channel. Left side grip has an illegible English cartouche. Left side of bbl lug and cylinder have British proofs. Cylinder appears to have been cleaned and lightly machined during the period of use with at least one of the cylinder stop notches welded and re-cut with no approach re-cut. This light machining removed all the markings and cylinder scene. Rammer and wedge are replacements. The 1851 Navy, almost immediately, from its inception was an extremely popular sidearm both in America and around the world with both military and privately and saw service in almost every corner of the globe, especially with the British in India and Africa. The repairs and replacement parts found on this revolver are consistent for that period. PROVENANCE: Col. Kenneth P.Brown Collection. CONDITION: Good. No orig finish remains with the bbl and cylinder a smooth gray patina with a few scattered small spots of pitting and minor dings and scratches. Cylinder has a couple small spots of pitting. Frame is a dark patina with a few nicks and scratches. Trigger guard and backstrap are without silver plating and retain a medium mustard patina. Grip has lightly chipped toes and shows heavy wear with light nicks and dings and retains traces of orig finish being mostly a hand worn patina. Timing needs attention, otherwise mechanics are fine. Bright shiny bore with crisp rifling and a few scattered spots of pitting. 4-39443 JR192 (1,500-2,500)

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2368
Revised: 3/22/2010

Correction: Catalog states “false muzzle of brass”. It should state: “turned down muzzle” (there is no false muzzle with this lot).

OUTSTANDING AND RARE HIGH QUALITY CIVIL WAR SLOTTER & CO. PHILAD. TARGET RIFLE MADE FOR THE 1864 GREAT CENTRAL SANITARY FAIR. This magnificent piece of American Civil War history was one of the few submissions to the Great Central Fair by local gun manufacturers. The .48 cal. percussion half stock rifle has a 33″ full oct bbl stamped “Slotter & Co. Philad.” on the top facet, with “1158/Gain Twist/Wart” stamped on the left angle flat at the breech. “Wart” and “Gain twist” is also stamped at the rounded muzzle section. The Wart stamping probably referring to the workman who rifled the bbl. The bbl is fixed to the stock with two bbl wedges. The open sights are dove tailed, the rear sight a steel blade, and the front sight a German silver blade on a German silver base. The assembly number “1158” is stamped on the trigger guard rear tang. The rifle has a browned bbl, case hardened lock marked “Slotter & Co. Phila.” and a patent breech, the latter with two German silver band inlays. The furniture is German silver including the cap box which is inscribed “Made by Slotter & Co. No. 400 Lynd St. Phila. For the Great Central Fair – 1864”. The cap box is also stamped “Slotter & Co.” inside the cap box lid. Double set triggers, hickory ramrod with German silver tips, false muzzle of brass with turned horn handle; marked number 55. Excellent varnished and finely checkered walnut half stock; crescent cheek piece. There is a “1” stamped in the wood to the rear of the 4-3/4″ long trigger guard. This piece has it all, condition, historical Civil War importance, rarity, absolutely one-of-a-kind value, quality, well documented and important maker and provenance in important collections. PROVENANCE: The Robert Howard and Ronald G. Gabel Collection. CONDITION: Excellent to Mint. Retains 98% varnish, 98% brown on bbl, with 100% case hardening on lock. 4-39956 RG1 (12,000-20,000)

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2372
Revised: 3/14/2010

Note: One client called to ask for precise condition of this service, in regards to damage or alterations. 1) Two of the goblets have very slight dents. One appears in the shield of one goblet, the other dent appears on the reverse of the goblet in the back. Both of these are very soft dents, not sharp and deep. We have photographed them and put them online. Please click on the photo. 2) We have lined all of the vessels up, goblets, etc., to make certain they stand straight and are not bent. They are not bent, and everything shows extraordinary little wear on the bottom and we suspect there was either very little use, or no use at all. 3) The height of the goblets vary a tiny bit, the most dramatic difference from the smallest to the largest is approx. ¼- inch. We have very carefully examined the shortest of all, and the mid-rib ornamentation on stem is not as detailed as the others. We are not certain if the stem had been repaired at one time at the rib, or if this is just an aberration in the making. 4) I believe we have already indicated this in the catalog, but if we have not, all 12 goblets carry the word “sterling” and nothing else. The basket is stamped twice with the same marks that include “Geo. C. Shreve & Co. S.F. Cal.” and also carries the hallmark of Vanderslice. This information is stamped on two different ends of the oval base on the bowl, there is no designation as to whether this is coin silver or sterling silver. The tray however, is stamped “Geo. C. Shreve & Co. S.F. Cal.” and also carries the hallmark of Vanderslice, and pure coin and is doubly stuck on each end. Both the wine ewer and the silver pitcher carry the mark “Geo. C. Shreve & Co. S.F. Cal.” and also carries the hallmark of Vanderslice, and pure coin. 5) The basket has a little tarnish on the inside but for the most part, the entire set has a high-luster silver relief. We assume, but do no know, that this may have been polished and then lacquered so as to hold the shine. 6) As indicated in our description the service was in the National Red Cross Museum and a copy of the archival card with history will accompany this lot. If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.

EXTRAORDINARY SAN FRANCISCO CA SILVER PRESENTATION GROUP PRESENTED TO PRESIDENT OF U.S. SANITARY COMMISSION HENRY W. BELLOWS. This extraordinary cased presentation set consisting of a spectacular massive tray weighing 10.6 pounds with large script presentation “To Henry Whitney Bellows, President of the U.S. Sanitary Commission from his Friends in San Francisco, a Tribute of Honor and Gratitude to his service to the sick and wounded soldiers of the National Army, June 1863.” This presentation is surrounded by 4 highly detailed and extraordinary vignettes depicting very popular and historic scenic California scenes including Mt. Shasta, Yosemite Falls, a View of Ft. Point and the Golden Gate, and a Stand of Giant Sequoias. The rest of the surface of the tray is highly scrolled with elaborate decoration and the border of the tray ornamented with a relief bead-like design. Also included is a large handled pitcher engraved with a basket weave design around the body and various bands of ornamentation on the base and top. The frontice of the pitcher with a shield into which the letter “B” is engraved. The base of a pitcher with a bead design similar to the tray. Also a huge oval pierced centerpiece bowl having a scalloped pierce cut rolled edge, the top portion of the gold with pierced 4-leaf clover style designs, all the surface also engraved with intricate basket weave design. The lower body of the bowl being repousséd with melon ridge sides and sprigs of flowers and French style fleur-de-lis. The frontice of the bowl also engraved with a “B”. The base of the bowl with a bead design similar to the tray. There are 2 stoppered handled claret jugs or wine ewers each with an ornamental repousséd grape design, the pitchers themselves with alternating bands of decoration, the central body again with a delicate basket weave type decoration, the very base with a similar ring of bead type decoration as the other types of pieces. The frontice of each also ornamented with shield inside of which is engraved the letter “B”. In addition is a set of 12 matching heavy goblets again with alternating borders, the central body is a wide band of delicate basket weave design, the frontice of each goblet engraved with a shield inside of which is engraved the letter “B”, and the base of the goblets with a bead design similar to the tray. During the Civil War the Sanitary Fair was created in an attempt to generate monies to begin the construction of hospitals and to provide for the care of wounded soldiers. Bellows was a renowned Unitarian minister who together with Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell worked to establish the woman’s central organization of relief. Bellows himself approached President Abraham Lincoln in an attempt to lobby him in his assistance in accepting this important aid. As a result the U.S. Government eventually chartered the United States Sanitary Commission to deal with medical supplies and support medical and health related matters as pertaining to wounded veterans. Bellows was a very instrumental figure in this whole matter, and the resulting Sanitary Commission, headed by Bellows, managed to attract thousands upon thousands of volunteers all over this country. Years later, this organization served as the impetus for the eventual founding of the American Red Cross. Another Unitarian Minister by the name of Thomas Star King was instrumental in California and particularly San Francisco and worked hard to convince California to stay in the Union. He was essentially responsible for the far West branch of the U.S. Sanitary Commission and his efforts resulted in extraordinary support amounting to an excess of $1.5 million. This truly extraordinary service was made by one of San Francisco’s foremost silversmiths, Mr. William Keyser Vanderslice. Vanderslice originally worked in Philadelphia prior to 1858 and eventually moved to California. Vanderslice was an extraordinary craftsman and established a tremendous name for himself among the wealthy elite of San Francisco. Early in his career in San Francisco, he sold many of his wares through the George C. Shreve Company, which later became Shreve & Company. The tray, 2 wine or claret jugs and pitcher are all marked “Coin” on the underside. The goblets are all marked “Sterling” on the underside and the magnificent basket is Solid Silver but unmarked as to purity. All pieces except the goblets carry the mark of George C. Shreve Jewelry Company as well as the Hallmark of Vanderslice. The entire set is fitted in a huge mahogany period presentation case. SIZE: The extraordinary Silver Tray is 28 x 21.2 inches, the pitcher stands approx. 11 inches high, each of the claret jugs are approx. 13 inches high, each goblet is approx 7.25 inches, the basket is approx. 16.5 inches wide. The tray alone ways 10.6 pounds, the entire set including the tray weighs an incredible 31.25 pounds. PROVENANCE: This entire service was at one time in the collection of the American Red Cross and each piece on the underside still retains a special museum curatorial number identifying it. A museum accession form from the American Red Cross affirming this set as having been in their collection accompanies this lot. CONDITION: Generally excellent. Two of the sterling goblets have minor dents, the case shows wear and handling on the exterior and the fitted interior is worn and loose. The service in general is in spectacular condition. 8-76262 (20,000-35,000)

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2373
Revised: 3/11/2010

Additional Information: Originally presented to Maine politician George Sewall and consigned by a descendent from the Page family of Maine.

SPECTACULAR CONFEDERATE ANV BATTLE FLAG CAPTURED AT GETTYSBURG CAMPAIGN. This regulation Army of Northern Virginia battle flag is of the 2nd Bunting issue and is regulation size about 48″ by 48″ square. This is the regulation size for infantry but this was also the most popular size for cavalry. This is one of the rarest and one of the most beautiful Confederate battle flags exhibiting an orange border. These flags were made by seamstresses working for the Richmond Army Depot and this is the only flag noted with what is believed to be the seamstress’s signature on hoist “Mary E. Brown”. This flag has been conserved (by the Stillwater Textile Conservation Studio, Bradford, N.H.) and has conservation letters and letter of authenticity from the late Confederate flag expert Howard Maddus. Also accompanying is a report by renowned flag authority Greg Biggs. This flag has descended in the family of its original recipient George P. Sewall, a prominent Maine politician during the Civil War. This flag was captured by Llewellyn G. Estes who was on General Judd Kilpatrick’s staff. It is believed the flag was captured at the Battle of Falling Waters in July 4, 1863 on Lee’s retreat from Gettysburg. Llewellyn Estes had a storied career during the war, including winning the Medal of Honor in 1864. It is well known that General George Mead was criticized immediately after the battle by Lincoln and has often since been criticized for not following up on a major opportunity to pursue the Confederate’s in their retreat from Gettysburg. While there was not a general pursuit there was continual rear guard action and various Union units did pursue the Confederates and among those was that of General Kilpatrick’s. Kilpatrick engaged the Confederate rear on various occasions and it was during one of these engagements that Llewellyn Estes, under General Judd Kilpatrick, captured this flag. Mr. Perham, in his letter specifically states “Falling Waters” and it is believed that it was here that the flag was captured, and it is therefore believed that this may have been the location at which it was captured. A 1904 letter from A.S. Perham, Washington, D.C. to the son of George P. Sewall states, “Among your fathers admirers was one Llewellyn G. Estes from your place, born in December 1843. He entered the first Maine Cavalry on the advice of your father and became Kilpatrick’s Adjutant General and a Brevet Brigadier General. In the Battle of Falling Waters, MD (also known as Monterey Hills) early in July 1863, Estes captured a battle flag from a Virginia regiment and sent it to your father…” This is the flag of the 6th Virginia Cavalry who lost their flag at Falling Waters. A detailed report is being researched and prepared by Greg Biggs and will accompany this flag with the provenance. As can be seen in photos, the flag is in beautiful condition showing great patina and minor battle damage with possibly 10 bullet holes. Battle flags with such wonderful history rarely are offered and Confederate flags associated with the monumental and pivotal battle of Gettysburg never become available. Almost all known Gettysburg associated flags are institutionally owned. This is an extraordinarily rare opportunity and a very historic flag. SIZE: 48″ x 48″ PROVENANCE: Direct descent of Sewall family. CONDITION: Very good overall as conserved and archivally framed. 4-39523 JS13 (125,000-175,000)

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2374
Revised: 2/26/2010

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: A comprehensive report has been prepared on this lot by one of the nation’s foremost flag authorities, Mr. Greg Biggs. We have just received results of his research and this will be included as part of the lot. CLICK HERE TO READ THE REPORT

ANV BATTLE FLAG OF THE 51ST NC INFANTRY. This battle flag recently was sold directly by descendants of Union General Godfrey Weitzel. This flag has an attached ink label which reads “One of six Rebel battle flags captured from the Rebel General Hoke’s Division and their assault on the 1st (Stannard’s) Division of the 18th Corps. Brevet Maj. Genl. G. Weitzel commanding on Friday the 30th of September 1864 at Chafin’s farm near Richmond Virginia”. Accompanying letter of provenance from flag historian Gregg Biggs states the reasoning in determining that this is the flag of the 51st NC. This flag is a regulation 3rd bunting issue Army of Northern Virginia battle flag. As seen in photographs, flag exhibits battle damage and souveniring where 4 stars have been removed. The flag originally would have been about 48″ square but what remains is 46-1/2″ by about 35″. The flag was tacked to a linen backing by a family member many years ago. Bullet holes have been outlined nicely with silk thread. In the Battle of Chafin’s Farm five flags are noted lost by the Confederate authorities on the 30th and one on the 29th which corresponds to General Weitzel’s tag of six captured flags. Of the five flags lost on the 30th of September, other than the flag of the 51st NC, were the flags of the 8th, 31st & 61st NC along with the flag of the 6th SC. SIZE: 46-1/2″ x 35″ CONDITION: Very good overall as stitched to old piece of linen. The color is very good as can be seen in the photographs. There is staining which is possibly blood. There is soiling which has turned the white stars and fimbriation gray which is typical of smoke caused by gun powder burned on the battle field. 8-76263 JS14 (65,000-85,000)

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2432
Revised: 3/2/2010

Additional Information: Grips are stamped 25715 which is the correct factory SN. 257154 is found on metal parts with the “4” being added sometime later, likely associated with USN issuance.

WHITNEY NAVY INSPECTED CIVIL WAR REVOLVER & CIVIL WAR NAVY FUSE BOX. SN 257154. Cal. 36. You are bidding on two nice conditioned Civil War Navy items from the same consignor. Whitney Navy revolver appears all original and authentic with matching serial numbers. Top of the bbl is marked “E WHITNEY/N. HAVEN” with a small anchor. Cylinder scene is mostly present exhibiting naval ships, an eagle and a shield with the word “WHITNEYVILLE”. The buttstrap is stamped with a large “USN” and the cylinder is inspected “P/HKH”. Mechanically this gun functions well. The bbl retains strong traces of finish and the loading assembly and hammer retain strong traces of case colors. Accompanying this pistol is a fine Naval fuse box which measures about 4-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ x 2″. There is about 1-3/4″ lozenge shaped cartouche on front of box with “NAVY YARD/NY/1863”. CONDITION: Rifling is crisp. Bbl retains about 20% original bright finish turning brown with scattered scratches and nicks. Loading assembly latch and hammer have good muted case colors. Frame is smooth and brown with tiny traces of finish in protected areas. Brass trigger guard has numerous nicks, dings and scratches. Stock retains some original varnish with scattered nicks, dings and scratches and numerous dents in buttstrap and buttstock where gun apparently was used as a hammer. Fuse box is sound overall. Stitching is still tight and marking is very good. Almost all of the original finish is on the box under areas of cracking and crazing. 4-39501, 4-39503 JS25 (2,000-3,000)

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2470
Revised: 3/11/2010

Correction: Ram Rod is probably a replacement.

S. NORTH 1816 CONTRACT PISTOL. SN NSN. Cal. 54. 9-1/8″ rnd bbl marked near breech “P” over “US”. Additionally stamped “S.N.Y.” indicating issuance to the state of New York under the militia act of 1808. Lock plate marked underneath brass pan “U” spread-winged eagle “S” lightly stamped, over “MIDLTN, CONN” under-arc. Gun is original flintlock. Bbl tang, butt cap, trigger guard, side plate, lock screws, front band all marked with small “o” punch mark indicating an assembly code. Ramrod appears original with metal ferrule on end. Walnut stock marked opposite lock in script “LS” inside a circle (Luther Sage) below a “V”. “3” stamped on left side of stock over butt cap and on right side above butt cap. PROVENANCE: Ex. Robert Howard Collection, Charles Radcliffe Collection. CONDITION: Metalwork excellent retaining 50% original brown lacquer finish, the balance turning to patina. Walnut stock is excellent with one 1/2″ long gouge opposite the lock and 3/4″ long scratch running from right side of bbl tang towards the lock and a few other minor nicks, none of which detract from the pistol’s fine appearance. 4-39589 PAS9 (4,000-4,500)

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2553
Revised: 3/22/2010

MAGNIFICENT, FINE AND RARE CASED FRENCH SET OF EXQUISITE BOUTET FLINTLOCK PISTOLS. SN NSN. Cal. approx 48. 12-3/4″ swamped oct bbls with fixed rear sights and tiny dove-tailed pin front sights. Rear 2-1/2″ of the top three flats are elaborately gold inlaid with spectacular raised garlands of flowers and geometric patterns with four touch marks/cartouches. Top flats toward the rear ends have rectangular cartouches “NB” (Noel Boutet’s personal cartouche 1805-1814), and forward on the top flats are small octagonal touch marks of intertwined initials “NB”, also the personal cartouche of Noel Boutet. Right top flats are marked “LC” (Liege variation for bbl proofing) and left top flats have rectangular cartouches “BC” (mark is unknown, but frequently appears on Boutet pistols). Exposed portions of the bbls are incredibly finely hand-matted. Top flats are engraved in a panel in period script “Boutet Directeur Artiste / Manufacture ‘a Versailles”. Edges are inlaid in gold wire with very fine punch dots, which borders also bracket the inscriptions. Muzzle ends of the bbls are inlaid in raised engraved gold bands. Lock plates are about 4-1/2″ long, delicate and slightly curved with round tails that have tiny ball-shaped teats. Rear portion of the lock plates are stepped with scalloped edges and raised diamond patterns. Hammers are extremely delicate goose neck-shaped with plain top jaws, scalloped and shielded pans with bridled roller frizzens. Front faceted faces of the frizzens are beautifully engraved. Lock plates are engraved on one pistol in period script “Boutet / Directeur Artiste” and the other lock plate “Manuf’re / Versailles”. Touch holes are gold ovals. Both hammers have old expert repaired breaks that are barely discernible. Mounted in very nicely figured full-length walnut stocks with burnished steel furniture and inlays. Lock plates and hammers are also burnished steel. Stocks have raised side panels with modified tear drops that have raised, carved leaf patterns around the front edges. Left side panels are identically inlaid with two mythical winged dragons and wonderfully detailed lock screw escutcheons that have delicate foliate and geometric patterns. Bottoms of the stocks are identically inlaid with spectacular winged dog-shaped demons with elaborate foliate patterned wreaths over their heads that have diamond patterned centers. Also on the forestocks are four delicately engraved leaf pattern inlays. Trigger guards are extremely elaborate with deep-relief engraved oak leaf and foliate patterns on the finials and foliate and floral relief-engraved trigger bows on the front edges which lead into faceted posts. Main body of the trigger bows and lower tangs are undecorated with raised lined borders. Forestocks step down into flat bottomed panels that contain two decorative barrel-shaped guides that have extremely fine knurled raised edges. The nose pipes have matching barrel-shaped guides with a deep flared transition terminating in deep engraved oak leaf patterns. Guides contain their orig ebony ramrods with threaded brass tips and ivory caps with burnished steel tips. Forward sides of the forestocks are inlaid with burnished steel delicate running foliate vine and flower inlays. Backstraps of the stocks have relief-carved channels bordered by tiny silver pins and a raised carved center pattern of acanthus leaves. Top tangs are stepped and beautifully engraved in delicate foliate, floral and geometric patterns. Top sides of the wrist have delicate foliate and floral steel inlays with the central motif a spider’s web. Grips are beautifully curved with incredibly fine checkering, completely bordered by the tiny silver tacks. Bottom sides of the grips have half-round panels inlaid with engraved spider web pattern inlays. Butt caps are oval with relief-carved, egg-shaped and foliate edge patterns with center panels having foliate relief-engraved edges and empty oval center panels. All of the stock inlays, trigger guards, lock plates and hammers are burnished steel. Stocks have raised carving around the trigger guards and nose pipes with raised, carved foliate patterns on each side of the bbl channels and incredible raised dot patterns down the sides of the ramrod tables. Tips of the forestocks have deep-relief carved leaf and grape cluster patterns. Accompanied by their orig mahogany veneered casing, 19-1/2″ long x 12-1/8″ wide x 4″ deep with mortised brass lock in the front that has a shield-shaped escutcheon and thumb panel in the front of the lid, with felt covered bottom. Interior is purple velvet lined with gold galoon trim, French-fitted in the bottom for the pistols and all orig tools and implements, consisting of an elaborate burnished steel single-ball mold with sprue cutter, brass-trimmed horn flask with plunger spout, engraved around the collar in period script “Boutet Directeur Artiste Manuf’re d Versailles”, an ebony and rosewood mallet with incredibly delicate handle, a rosewood and brass bullet starter with mushroom head and two rosewood and brass ramrods. There is also a tiny and delicate rosewood-handled hammer with burnished steel head, a rosewood handled three position turn screw, an all steel T-handle cleaning rod with swelled, slotted end, an octagonal burnished steel oil bottle, a burnishes steel flash hole pick and a burnished steel and brass worm. Left rear covered compartment contains cast lead balls and patches. Right front covered compartment contains a hand-written note on old yellowed paper with a list of previous owners and “Acquired by H. H. Thomas Nov. 1990”. He also lists two books where these pistols are listed. One is The Age of Firearms, Robert Held and Collecting Dueling Pistols, W. Keith Neal. This is undoubtedly one of the finest and most complete sets of Boutet pistols to be offered on the market in recent history. PROVENANCE: From the H. H. Thomas Collection; Keith Neal Collection (Great Britain); Russell Aitken Collection (New York); Marshall Frederick Collection (noted sculptor listed in “Who’s Who” in American art, (Birmingham, Michigan); Peter Finer. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Bbls retain most of their fine satin finish, with strong, complete bright gold. Stocks are sound with a few minor tiny nicks and scratches and retain a wonderful oil finish. Mechanics are fine. Burnished steel parts are all bright and clean with no visible surface oxidation. Bright shiny bores. 4-36647 DGT5 (250,000-500,000)

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