Extraordinary March Firearms Auction
Realized Nearly $8.5 Million!

Auction: March 15 & 16, 2010

Preview: March 12 - 14, 2010

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** AUTO ORDNANCE(WEST HURLEY)THOMPSON M1928 SUB MACHINEGUN (FULLY TRANSFERABLE). SN 2721A. Cal. .45ACP. 13″ bbl. M1928 with cutts compensator. Manufactured in West Hurley by Auto Ordnance Corp. Includes one West Hurley 50 rnd drum; one Auto Ordnance 50 rnd drum; and two Auto Ordnance 100 rnd drums, all of recent manufacture. Also included is a spare bbl, bolt, carrying rod with spring and buffer, and bolt block parts, and reproduction FBI hardcase. Action functions smoothly when cycled by hand. This weapon appears fully functional. Magazines fit snugly. Detachable buttstock has 1/8″ of play fwd to rear when attached to gun. This could re remedied by replacing or re-working the buttstock retaining sear. PROVENANCE: Alan Brown Collection. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is very good, 95%+ with wear showing along top of actuator and very slight scuffing along magazine well with typical loss of blackening on aluminum stock hardware. Stock retaining latch also shows wear along the edges and latch retaining sear has been blunted causing some play in buttstock as noted above. Excellent bright bore. Wood, overall, is very fine with some very slight handling marks and a slight varnish run along right side near wrist. Hardcase in very fine to excellent condition, and including one key for lock. Overall a very nice looking and shootable Thompson with enough drums for the shooting enthusiast. 4-39395 (7,000-12,000)

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1001

**BROWNING AUTOMATIC RIFLE M1918A2 ON GROUP IND. RECEIVER (FULLY TRANSFERABLE). SN 00195. Cal. 30-06. 25″ bbl (27-1/4″ with flash hider). M1918A2 with New England Arms parts on Group Industries registered rcvr. Accessories include one spare magazine, and one New England marked bbl with good bore. Action operates very smoothly when cycled by hand. Mag fits snugly in mag well. Bipod legs swivel smoothly. Buttplate shoulder rest also rotates smoothly. PROVENANCE: Alan Brown Collection. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is mint, no evidence of it having ever been fired since re-manufacture of New England parts onto Group Industries receiver. Smooth, gray Parkerized finish on receiver is an attractive contrast to the somewhat darker finish on the bbl. Sling is likewise in as new condition. Simply put, condition is impossible to upgrade. Wood fore end has no handling marks, nor does the composition buttstock. Bore is excellent, shiny and bright. Spare bbl, marked 7-44, has dark black finish, bore is shiny and bright. 4-39388 (10,000-15,000)

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1002

**1917A1 WATER COOLED MACHINE GUN ON DLO REGISTERED SIDEPLATE (FULLY TRANSFERABLE). SN 155753. Cal. 30-06. 24″ bbl. 1917A1 GI parts on DLO registered sideplate. Accessories include: one spare bbl; 1917A1 tripod; cloth belt loader in box; four wooden ammo boxes; two types of water cans; metal ammo box holder for tripod; canvas gun cover; G.I cleaning rod in case; bbl jacket clamp-on carrying handle; steam condensing hose; spare (beer can) flash hider; oil can; ten new condition 250 rnd cloth belts plus three more belts loaded with 30-06 ammunition. Firing mechanism functions smoothly when cycled by hand and gun appears fully functional. Brass trunion on DLO reg. sideplate appears unfired with no wear. PROVENANCE: Alan Brown Collection. CONDITION: Overall condition is excellent, gray Parkerized finish. Cork, chain and plugs on bbl jacket are in excellent, as in just issued condition. Bore is excellent shiny and bright out to 4″ of muzzle and then is dark (maybe just grease in the grooves). Flash hider does not appear to have been ever used, but there is a neck at the lip of the muzzle, underneath the Parkerized finish. Bolt is 30-06 type, top cover is set up for 30-06 use, wooden grips in excellent condition with slight tiny handling mark on left side. Inner parts clean, excellent and crisp. Brass trunnion appears unused. Tripod has brass head and orig brass nameplate still affixed with “Lamson Mfg dated 1942”. Leather strap to hold legs together, present, serviceable and supple. Cloth belt loading machine in excellent condition, of the all steel type with metal handle. One water can is in very good condition and one in very fine condition. Wooden ammo boxes in very good to very fine condition. Rear sight in deep blue, not gray Parkerized finish, with rotating peep center configuration. This is a complete and extremely fine condition example of the 1917A1, as it would have been found in WWII issue configuration. 4-39385 (12,500-17,500)

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1003

**BROWNING 1919A4 MACHINEGUN ON RAMO SIDEPLATE (FULLY TRANSFERABLE). SN 600096. Cal. 30. 24″ bbl. M1919A4 with accessories, which include: wooden transit chest in O.D. green paint labeled by owner as for 1919A4; 1918 Cloth Belt Loader (early brass component model)w/ wooden transit case. approx 6,000+ metal links 2,000 of which are in orig cardboard cartons in excellent condition; 7.62 linking machine; M2 tripod with pintle; 3 spare 1919A4 bbls and 2 1919A6 bbls; and one G.I. canvas machine gun cover. Also included is a muzzle attachment buffer for conversion from .308 to 30-06, A6 bipod, A6 buttstock, A6 muzzle, both long and short flash hiders, 2 carrying handles that facilitate conversion to A6 configuration, G.I. oil can, one combination wrench. Firing mechanism operates smoothly when cycled by hand, appears fully functional and one bbl appears to be chrome lined. PROVENANCE: Alan Brown Collection. CONDITION: Currently in .308 caliber , this weapon appears unfired with no noticeable wear to the steel trunnion block, overall finish is excellent plus, gray Parkerizing, the only wear in evidence is where the gun mounts into the pintle. Bore is excellent, shiny and bright. Internal parts are excellent, crisp and clean. Overall a pristine example of the US Browning .30 cal machine gun with a complete assortment of accessories for either the A4 or A6 configuration. Fantastic set-up for the collector of top condition U.S. Class III, or for the shooting enthusiast. 4-39392 (10,000-15,000)

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1004

**RAMO M2 .50 CAL HEAVY MACHINE GUN (FULLY TRANSFERABLE). SN 003406. Cal. .50BMG. 45″ bbl. M2 GI parts on Ramo sideplate. Accessories include: one spare bbl wrapped in Cosmoline; ground tripod with T & E mechanism; T3 telescopic sight; combination wrench; broken shell extractor; muzzle/flash hider; bbl carrying handle; linking machine; rubberized gun cover; spare bbl cover; U.S. G.I. cleaning rod kit; head space & timing gauge and one dummy practice round. Firing mechanism operates stiffly, but smoothly as is proper. Weapon appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: Alan Brown Collection. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is superb. 99%+ gray, Parkerized finish on gun, tripod and bbl. Spare bbl as new in Cosmoline wrapping. Bbl on gun is excellent, bore shiny and bright. Linking machine has some grime from storage, but overall condition is very fine. T3 optical sight optics are clear & adjustment dials rotate properly. Condition of other spare parts is very fine to excellent. A great example of the .50 caliber heavy machine gun, which displays very well on its tripod. 4-39390 (17,500-27,500)

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1005

M2 HEAVY MACHINE GUN ACCESSORY LOT OF M63 AND AA TRIPODS W/ ACCESSORIES. High AA tripod with 2 cradles in desert tan color and ammo box with reel, 2 ammo box holders in desert tan, 2 ammo box holders in OD green. M63 mount w/legs in OD green suitable for both ground and vehicle mounting, bullet shield for mounting on tripod. One “Tombstone” 200 rnd drum magazine in OD green w/crank. Also included is a rubberized gun cover. PROVENANCE: Alan Brown Collection. CONDITION: Overall condition is very good. AA tripod is light OD green, 85% coverage, brass head. One cradle for AA tripod is desert tan over OD green. One ammo box holder is in excellent OD green condition, the other shows some use. Other ammo holders are in good used condition. M63 mount appears completely functional and in good condition. Bullet shield is in excellent unused condition with 95%+ coverage of OD green paint. All items appear to be totally functional and usable. All mounting pins and chains appear to be present. Nice lot of M2 tripods for the shooting enthusiast. 4-39470 JWK19 (2,500-3,500)

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1006

A QUANTITY OF .50BMG MACHINE GUN AMMUNITION. Approximately 3,000+ .50 caliber machine gun ball rounds, of which there are 21 U.S. G.I. ammo cans of about 100rnds linked ball ammunition. The rest is in 10 rnd cartons (South American). There is also a small wooden crate with some more linked .50 cal rounds, some extra links, and some loose rnds. Ammunition appears to be mostly of South American manufacture. Shipping labels on some of the cans indicate purchase from “Hanson”. PROVENANCE: Alan Brown Collection. CONDITION: Ammunition is clean. Links in some of the cans showing some slight corrosion due to humidity within can at time of sealing. Cans range from very fine to fair condition. A good lot of shootable ammo for the .50 cal enthusiast. 4-39469 JWK20 (4,000-6,000)

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1007

**M-60 MACHINE GUN BY MAREMONT (FULLY TRANSFERABLE). SN 7710118. Cal 7.62, 25 3/4″ bbl, M-60, manufactured by Maremont Corp, Saco ME. Accessories includes 2 slings, tripod with T&E mechanism and adjustment wrench, 2 spare bbls in carriers, along with 2 spare handguards, 2 spare buttstocks, 2 spare operating rod assembly’s with two main springs, also 1 complete spare top cover, trigger spares, 2 completespare bolts plus bolt parts,all individually vacuum packaged and numbered in it’s own ziplock bag (53 new spare parts). Also includes exploding diagram showing each individual numbered piece, an original FM field manual, a 14x19x7 box of links (approx 4500), and the orig Maremount cardboard shipping box, serial numbered to the gun. CONDITION: Firing mechanism operates smoothly when operated by hand, this gun appears fully functional and it passes function test. Tripod and all accessories fit well and properly. Overall finish and appearance like new throughout with maybe the slightest of handling marks. Last three digits of serial number extremely lightly penciled on the top cover barely visible in right light. No evidence of this weapon ever being fired. Spare bbls in like condition, one has #2 and the other #3 on piece of tape on bipod foot. Rubberized canvas bbl carrying case in very fine to excellent condition. M-2 tripod is WWII vintage, 1942, made by “Lamson”. Excellent light green ordinance paint, 95%+ coverage. Specimen in this condition and with accessories just about impossible to upgrade. 4-39146 JWK5 (25,000-35,000)

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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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1009

**SIDARME MODEL 1915 CHAUCHAT MACHINE GUN, 8MM LEBEL.(C&R). SN 22879. Cal. 8mm Lebel. 22″ bbl, with flash hider. Manufactured by Sidarme. Accessories include one orig canvas mag pouch, in fine condition, and four magazines in carrying box. One mag has an “SA” marking indicating Finnish issue. Gun appears all orig vintage with matching numbers on visible surfaces. Firing mechanism operates smoothly when cycled by hand and weapon appears fully functional. Bipod legs move completely freely. Mags fit properly in well. Raised, white stick on numbers “16” on buttstock. CONDITION: Overall condition and appearance is very fine on metal surfaces, and fine to very fine on wood surfaces. Exception being the bipod of which top 4″ of both legs have bright metal finish where patina has been cleaned off. Overall finish on rest of gun is 80% deep blue with numerous flecks of brown patina on the receiver and bbl shroud. Still, attractive dark finish throughout. Wood furnishings also dark finish and attractive, with some scratches and gouges on both sides, but wood is all present and serviceable. Bbl bore is shiny and bright, bolt and bolt face is shiny and bright. Bolt face is excellent. One bipod leg appears to be slightly bent, but does not, in any way, affect serviceability. Wooden mag box with reinforced metal corners has gray-green paint and interior wood is clean, center partition has longitudinal split down center that can be easily glued. The four mags appear to be in good serviceable condition with bluing remaining. Box latch fastener still present. Canvas and leather mag carrying satchel in very fine condition. leather turning hard and starting to crack, but still serviceable. Overall a very fine specimen of the 8mm Lebel Chauchaut. 4-39781 JWK26 (5,000-8,000)

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1010

**CSRG 1918 CHAUCHAT 30-06 MODEL MACHINE GUN(C&R). SN A290. Cal. 30-06. 22″ bbl with flash hider. Model 1918 and manufactured by CSRG with folding bipod. Correctly marked “CSRG. A” (the “A” denoting it is a 30-06 model). Includes one cleverly adapted Johnson magazine and a canvas mag carrying pouch and Chauchat rifleman’s belt marked “Long 3-18”. Action operates smoothly when cycled by hand. Magazine fits snugly in mag well. This arm appears fully functional. CONDITION: Weapon overall, has an even, brown patina with some smooth metal surface showing along the outside of the muzzle and at the rear of the receiver tube, which displays “NFA Norcross GA A 290”.Wood shows handling marks and some dings and scratches, but is all complete with nice, dark color. Bore is shiny and bright with some darkness to the grooves. Bbl detent catch has been twisted, but holds and could be straightened by a competent gunsmith. Chamber face shows some evidence of machine work indicating that this gun may have been a dewat at one time, but looks and appears to very well. Bolt and bolt face in excellent condition, firing pin hole has slight ding, but nothing that would interfere with function. Left lip of muzzle flash hider has significant ding, but this does not detract from the overall appearance. Parts appear matching on visible surfaces. Consignor states that this is an outstanding shooter. Smoothness of action and overall appearance combined with complete and attractive dark wood in desirable caliber, and low serial number would make this a very fine addition to the WWI collection. 4-39779 JWK25 (5,000-8,000)

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1011

**JOHNSON MODEL 1941 LIGHT MACHINEGUN (C&R). SN 1201. Cal. 30-06. 23″ bbl. 1941.Unique nonadjustable front sight, rear peep sight adjustable for elevation and windage(0-1000 yards). All metal is Parkerized Perforated bbl shroud. Left side horizontal magazine well. On right side opposite magazine well is hinged dust cover allowing access to magazine to utilize stripper clips for loading magazine while still inserted in firearm. Exceptional wooden foregrip. 2-pc wooden pistol grip and wooden rear butt stock. Accessories include one leather sling and orig web magazine satchel with 12 spare mags. Firing mechanism operates smoothly when cycled by hand, mags fit snugly in well, bipod legs rotate properly. PROVENANCE: Alan Brown Collection. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is very good to fine with finish coverage about 90%, thinning in places. Overall, very handsome. Wood stock shows some handling marks with a crack running on both sides of the buttstock about 4″ longitudinally from where wood meets rcvr back. Bore is shiny and bright with some light frosting. Internal parts are in good, serviceable condition. Canvas satchel is in very good condition overall, with two leather re-reinforcement corners missing and damage to a third. Canvas is very strong and mags are in very good, serviceable condition. A fine specimen of the Johnson light machine gun with spare magazines. An exceptionally rare and highly sought after collectors piece, particularly with the 12 spare magazines in carrying satchel. This would make an especially fine addition to a Class 3 collection, particularly those who collect U.S. arms of WWII. 4-39384 (20,000-30,000)

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1012

**COLT THOMPSON MODEL 1921AC SUBMACHINE GUN (C&R). SN 7232. Cal. 45ACP. 12-1/2″ bbl with unmarked Cutts compensator, Lyman rear sight, and vertical foregrip. Incl. correct commercial stock without sling swivels. Orig 1921 internal parts. Also incl. purple velvet lined F.B.I. hard case with reinforced metal corners and fasteners marked “Eagle Lock Co.”. Accessories also include two 20 rnd stick magazines, an “Auto-Ordnance Corp” marked 50 round “L” mag and one orig Military technical manual TM 9-215, dated October 1942. Action functions smoothly when cycled by hand. This weapon appears fully functional. CONDITION: Fine. 90% strong orig finish, somewhat thin on the high points, and buttplate. Pistol grip and foregrip in excellent condition with only minor handling marks. Butt stock shows normal handling marks and scratches to the wood, but still very handsome and wood color matches. Bore is very shiny and bright. Bolt face and ejector have crisp lines. Velvet in case is slightly soiled and worn in high corners and outside of case has a 2″ mar where fabric is broken on bottom right. Stick mags are in fine condition, manual is in very good condition with some folded corners to the pages, but all pages are present and serviceable. 4-39807 (25,000-35,000)

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1013

**SPRINGFIELD ARMORY M1A SELECT FIRE (FULLY TRANSFERABLE). SN 035064. Cal. 7.62×51 (.308). 24″ bbl. M1A mfg by Springfield Armory. Orig cardboard box included along with early letter from BATF indicating approved transfer of the weapon to orig owner. Accessories include: vehicle mounting kit, new in wrapper; two spare composite hand guards; two spare trigger assy; two muzzle covers; three complete cleaning kits; one combination chamber brush; two spare muzzle flash hiders; one over the top mag loader; two stripper clip chargers, ten stripper clips; two web slings and seventeen spare mags. Weapon appears fully functional, firing mechanism operates smoothly, mag fits snugly in well. Bipod legs swivel properly and vertical folding fore-grip operates smoothly. PROVENANCE: Alan Brown Collection. CONDITION: As new. Overall finish and appearance is excellent throughout. Only the slightest of handling marks to the wood, pistol gripped stock. Bluing is 99%+ orig finish, probably unfired. Grease in evidence in the action. Bore is as new. All spares in excellent condition. Orig box in fine condition. Complete and well accessorized M1A in outstanding condition. 4-39387 (10,000-15,000)

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1014

**COLT M16A1 WITH TWO EXTRA UPPERS AND SUB CALIBER CONV. KIT (FULLY TRANSFERABLE). SN 9590811. Cal. .223. 16″ bbl, upper on gun. Model M16A1 with telescoping stock mfg by Colt. Accessories include web sling, 90 rnd drum mag, spare composite butt and buffer, and complete spare bolt. Also includes complete cleaning kit, orig Colt 20 rnd mag and .22 cal. sub-caliber kit with one mag. Also two spare uppers with bolts. One upper has 26″ long bbl with standard military hand guard with M16A2 adjustable sight configuration. Second spare upper has 22″ bbl M16A2 adjustable sight configuration, heavy bbl assault hand guard with carrying handle, unfired. Weapon appears fully functional and operates smoothly when cycled by hand. Telescoping stock is smooth and snug. PROVENANCE: Alan Brown Collection. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is outstanding, 99%+. Assault-type spare upper appears unfired, and long bbl upper shows only very slight use. Short upper on gun appears excellent and may possibly be unfired. Spare bolt is new. .22 conversion appears unfired. Only blemish on shorty upper is where wrench has been applied to bbl. Only the slightest handling marks on lower. Orig Colt M16A1 in fabulous condition with excellent extra uppers make this a top prospect for the M16 or U.S. Military gun collector. 4-39386 (12,500-17,500)

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1015

**FN-FAL MACHINE GUN, REGISTERED BY FLEMING (FULLY TRANSFERABLE). SN 2503636. Cal. 308. 24-1/2″ bbl. Belgian made FN-FAL with .308 match grade upper. Accessories include: spare wooden stock and fore end, with spare hard rubber hand grip; bipod; scope mount assy; cleaning kit; mag loader; additional Israeli made parts including two carrying handles, rubber handgrip, buttplate and other small parts; one leather and one web sling; two leather, German made mag pouches and 22 spare mags. Firing mechanism operates smoothly when cycled by hand, appears fully functional. Mag fits snugly and properly. PROVENANCE: Alan Brown Collection. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is excellent, 99%+. Evidence that the selector has been moved between “safe” and “semi” only. Leather sling is in as new condition. Bbl is excellent, shiny and bright. An outstanding attractive example of a functional machine gun design. Specimens in this condition and with this assortment of accessories are scarce. 4-39391 (10,000-15,000)

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1016

*** RARE FN MK-46 MOD-0 MACHINE GUN (PRE-86 DEALER SAMPLE). SN FN 008981. Cal .223/5.56mm x 45mm NATO. 16″ bbl. Originally an FN Herstal Minimi, this gun has been converted to this Milspec FN Mk46 Mod 0 designation by the US Machinegun Armory LLC (MGA). FN’s Mk46 design was a project for the US Navy SEAL Teams, and is focused belt fed firepower and weight savings. The MGA conversion of this unfired Minimi/M249 to the Milspec Mk46 Mod 0, required the removal of the M16 magwell, the forward vehicle pintel mount and changes to the hole pattern in the front of the receiver to accommodate the attachment of the new Mk46 tri-rail forward grip, as well as finish and fit being fully changed to MK46 configuration with all MK46 parts. Less than 100 FN Minimi PreMay Dealer Samples are known to exist on the ATF registry books. There is one known FN Minimi transferable. This MK46 is one of only 5 converted Minimis the ATF has allowed to be re-designated on the Form 3 paperwork as “Mk46”. The left side of the gun retains the original FN Herstal Minimi stamp, while the right side carries the new Mk46 Mod 0 stamp. The gun was then refinished and remains unfired and in New condition, and is a “Keeper” for any Class 2 or Class 3 SOT. CONDITION: Mint unfired condition. 100% orig FN parts and is fully functional. 4-39845 JZ2 (40,000-60,000)

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1017

***ULTRA SCARCE VZ 58 ASSAULT RIFLE (PRE-86 DEALER SAMPLE). SN K26949. Cal 7.62mm x39mm. 15 1/2″ bbl. The Vz.58 is a gas operated, magazine fed, selective fire weapon. It uses a conventional short stroke gas piston, located above the barrel. The gas piston has its own return spring. The locking system features a linearly moving bolt (breechblock) with a separate tilting locking piece. This gun comes with a factory issued bayonet and one 32-rnd mag. The rifle was manufactured by the state-owned arms factory “Ceska zbrojovka”. The Samopal vzor 1958 (submachine gun, model of 1958) was the standard assault rifle of the Czechoslovakian Army from the late 1950s until the dissolution of the USSR. At the present time the SA Vz. 58 is still used by the Czech and Slovak armies. The overall quality, fit and finish of this rifle is excellent. The SA Vz.58 strongly resembles externally the famous Kalashnikov AK-47 assault rifle, but internally it is entirely different and of orig and well-thought out design. Only two known Vz 58’s exist on the ATF books as Pre-May Dealer Samples. This is a “Keeper” for any Class 2 or Class 3 SOT. CONDITION: Extremely fine. 100% orig parts and fully functional. 4-39846 JWD3 (15,000-25,000)

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1018

**M-60 MACHINE GUN BY ROCK ISLAND ARMORY (FULLY TRANSFERABLE). SN 10490. Cal. 7.62. 25-3/4″ bbl. M-60 mfg by RIA. Accessories include: one spare standard 24-1/2″ M-60E3 long bbl; one 20-3/4″ M60E3 bbl; two U.S. G.I. carrying cases in good, used condition; one M60D spade handle assy; tripod and ammunition box/tray; tool kit; combination wrench, cleaning kit; spare hand grip; manual dated Oct. 1970; spare sling; spare top cover with internal parts in sealed plastic bag; hot bbl change mitten; spare bipod; spare buttstock; and one ammo can with linked ammunition. Firing mechanism operates stiffly, but smoothly as is proper for this arm. This weapon appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: Alan Brown Collection. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is pristine. Unfired. The only blemishes to the finish are due to handling, 99%+ orig Parkerized finish, one bbl is new in wrapper, but all three appear unfired. NO blemishes to stock, hand grip or hand guard. Spares are also in new condition. No wear to the finish of inner rails, whatsoever. Tripod and ammo box tray also in new condition. Top cover has evidence of some slight handling marks, as well as top of hand guard. Truly an outstanding specimen by RIA after they had perfected their finish and manufacturing process. Would make an exceptional centerpiece to any modern, U.S. military firearms collection. 4-39383 (15,000-20,000)

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1019

**H&K MP-5 SUB MACHINEGUN W/ FLEMING REGISTERED SEAR(FULLY TRANSFERABLE). SN H0013. CAL 9, 223,&.308 mm. 8.9″ bbl. Model MP-5. This is a Fleming registered sear installed in an H & K rcvr #43-15227. Conversion by Vollmer Mfg. Includes one phosphate finished extended magazine, 7 original magazines, H&K loader and screwdriver. As new condition. Firing mechanism functions smoothly when cycled by hand. Magazine fits snugly and properly into magazine well. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is as new throughout. Excellent bright bore, the only blemish is the slightest mark where magazine goes into the magazine well. Top notch sub-machine gun in top-notch condition. Great for the collector or shooter. 4-39147 JWK2 (12,500-17,500)

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1020

**M2 SELECT FIRE CARBINE ON RIA, INC. REGISTERED RECEIVER (FULLY TRANSFERABLE). SN 4139401. Cal. 30 carbine. 18″ bbl. M2 carbine mfg by RIA, Inc. on US Postal Meter rcvr. Accessories include two clip on muzzle recoil checks, five spare 30 rnd mags in cloth pouch, US .30 cal cleaning kit in case, standard carbine carrying case and rare, new condition, M1 carbine belt holster. Firing mechanism operates smoothly by hand, mags fit properly in well. IBM Corp. marked bbl, without any ordnance markings. With rotating type safety. Semi-full/auto selector switch is crisp and firm. PROVENANCE: Alan Brown Collection. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is excellent on all metal parts.Bbl is shiny and bright. Slight brassing on outer end of charging handle, only. Buttstock metal has some significant wear to the finish and some slight corrosion. Wood has been refinished with evidence of scratches and some gouges. Web sling is in excellent condition. A neat and handy Class 3 carbine. 4-39393 (4,000-7,000)

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1021

**UZI SUB MACHINEGUN ON GROUP INDUSTRIES REGISTERED RECEIVER W/ CONV. UNITS(FULLY TRANSFERABLE). SN 100375. Cal.9mm with conversion to .45ACP and .22RF. 10-1/4″ bbl. Uzi parts mfg on Group Industries recvr with web sling. Accessories include one conversion bbl to .45ACP with one mag; one conversion bbl to .22RF with recoil spring buffer assy, carrier and two mags; twelve Action Arms Uzi 32rnd 9mm mags; six .45ACP 32 rnd mags and six additional 32rnd 9mm mags, new in box. Spare top cover also included. Action operates smoothly when cycled by hand. Mags fit well. PROVENANCE: Alan Brown Collection. CONDITION: Overall condition is as new. 99%+ orig gray Parkerized finish with slightest of blemishes where folding stock snaps together. Bore is excellent, shiny and bright. With its conversion parts and spare mags this would make a great addition for the Class 3 shooter. 4-39389 (4,000-6,000)

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1022

**MICRO UZI PISTOL (FULLY TRANSFERABLE). SN 468. Cal. 9mm. Model Uzi pistol. 4-1/2″ bbl. Uzi receiver and parts SN 16475 married to B-G Machine registered bolt(468). Receiver marked “Action Arms Ltd.”, and “I.M.I. – Israel”. Includes one 25 rnd magazine and factory plastic case with take-down tools,instructions. Action functions smoothly when cycled by hand. CONDITION: Overall finish is excellent. Bright bore. Very minor blemish on left pistol grip. This weapon’s compactness and renown Uzi reliability would make it an excellent close-in defense weapon or recreational piece. 8-87634 (5,000-6,000)

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1023

**RBP INGRAM MAC-10 SUB MACHINEGUN(FULLY TRANSFERABLE). SN B2975. Cal. 9mm. 6″ bbl. M-10, mfg by Military Armament Corporation, registered manufacturer: RBP Industries. Accessories include: one spare 6″ bbl; one 8″ dummy, screw on suppressor (non-functional); ten new in the wrapper 36 rnd mags; two out of wrapper mags; one extended 50 rnd mag; and web sling. Firing mechanism operates smoothly when cycled by hand, gun appears fully functional. Mags fit snugly and properly. PROVENANCE: Alan Brown Collection. CONDITION: Gun retains 90%+ of its gray, Parkerized finish, bluing losses on the high areas and within actuator cover. Non functional suppressor has some camouflage paint applied; virtually no blackening remaining on the aluminum safety switch. Bore is excellent, shiny and bright. A very handy and fast firing 9mm subgun with plenty of spare mags for fun shooting. 4-39396 (3,000-5,000)

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1024

**STEN MARK II SUBMACHINE GUN (FULLY TRANSFERABLE). SN E685. Cal. 9 mm. 8″ bbl, Mk II. Standard Sten Mark II parts, on a Charles Erb registered receiver. Accessories include bayonet with scabbard, 3 magazines, and a Bren canvas web wallet, which contains a spare Sten Mark II magazine housing assembly, trigger sear and internal parts. Also included is a web sling on the loop type buttstock. This weapon appears fully functional, fire mechanism operates smoothly when cycled by hand. Magazines fit well into magazine housing. PROVENANCE: Murray (Chip) Beckford Collection CONDITION: With the exception of the loop buttstock this weapon has a black enamel paint finish, in very good overall condition, shiny and bright bore with clean lands end grooves. Bolt face is clean and appears to have seen very little use. Main spring has proper strong tension, loop stock is re-blued over some small pitting, but still very handsome and presentable in appearance. Web sling with brass buckle in very good condition, very serviceable. Magazines are also very serviceable, one showing more wear than the other two, one of which has a “SA” proof mark indicating a Finnish issue. All in all one of the more handsome examples of a Sten with good black enamel finish and good internals, a fine dependable shooter. 4-39234 JWK1 (4,500-6,500)

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1025

**NEAR MINT ITHACA AUTO & BURGLAR SHOTGUN WITH FACTORY HOLSTER (AOW). SN 398445. Cal. 20 ga. Chambered for 2 3/4″ shells, 10″ bbl w/ single brass bead. Checkered pistol grip stock and forend. Double triggers, extractors. Includes extremely rare, excellent condition original factory holster, stamped in black letters “Auto and Burglar Gun made by Ithaca Gun Co. Ithaca, N.Y.” on flap of holster. This is a “FLUES MODEL” Ithaca. CONDITION: Extremely fine. This weapon is in excellent mechanical condition. Action opens and closes tightly. Lever is right of center showing almost no wear. Bluing on bbls is excellent retaining virtually all of its original finish except for very slight holster rubs on barrel sides and at muzzle. Wood is excellent with a slight few handling marks.Sharp checkering. Case colors are vibrant and near 100%. Bores are excellent shiny & bright. Action has what appears to be orig grease still in it. Holster is soft, supple, and in excellent overall condition showing a few scuffs only, stitching is tight, stamped lettering is clear. Overall a simply outstanding example. 4-39149 JWK3 (2,500-3,500)

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**M18A1 57 MM RECOILESS RIFLE (DESTRUCTIVE DEVICE). SN 12336BS. Cal 57 mm, 48″ bbl, M18A1, manufactured by Firestone. Accessories include M86F scope with correct mount on weapon and also standard Browning tripod pintle. Also included are 3 dummy rounds of ammo and orig military canvas case. This weapon appears fully functional throughout. Breach mechanism opens and closes smoothly, and optics are clear. PROVENANCE: Bruce Stern Collection. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance are excellent throughout with only some brassing on the side of the mount hook where it was laid down and on handle and contact points. Optics and scope are clear, scope has U.S. light ordnance green paint, while rest of weapon has flat black paint as is proper. Scope eye cup rubber is still soft and supple and a 100% present. Shoulder pads also soft and supple with some brassing to the canvas, but overall very fine condition. Pintle appears as if rarely or ever been inserted into tripod. Cheek pad has some wear to the high edges and corners, but overall very good to very fine condition. Canvas carrying case in excellent condition overall, dummy rounds also in excellent condition. Bore and rifling are excellent showing little or no wear. All in all an outstanding example of the recoiless rifle and would be a fine addition to any U.S. Arms collection. 4-39201 JWK4 (4,000-6,000)

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1027

**LOT OF TWO 12 GAUGE ROTARY MAGAZINE DESTRUCTIVE DEVICE SHOTGUNS (FULLY TRANSFERABLE). SN SH3046 & 006031. Cal. 12ga. 1) Street Sweeper 18″ bbl. Mfg by Street Sweeper Inc. Wind up drum, rotary mag, folding stock all function properly. Web sling included. This weapon appears fully functional. Action operates smoothly. 2) Striker 12 18″ bbl. Mfg by Sentinel Arms Corp. Wind up drum, rotary mag, folding stock all function properly with good tension throughout. Web sling included. This weapon appears fully functional. Action operates smoothly. PROVENANCE: Alan Brown Collection. CONDITION: 1) Overall condition is excellent+. 99% orig black Parkerized finish on hard rubber or composite parts. Bore is excellent, as is mag. Orig grease still in rotary mag. Possibly unfired. Looks like a seldom, if ever used, destructive device capable of a lot of rapid firepower at close range. 2)99%+ finish throughout. Weapon appears unfired with no blemishes. Bore excellent. Possibly unfired. Another destructive device capable of delivering great firepower at close range. 4-39394 JWK22 (1,200-1,800)

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1027A

**COMPACT HECKLER & KOCH HK 94 / MP-5 NAVY (SHORT BBL RIFLE). SN 43-14696. Cal. 9mm. A fine 1988 date coded HK94 converted to an MP-5N by TSC Machine. It features a three lug and properly threaded (1/2×32) shortened Navy barrel (8.85″), anti-rattle paddle magazine release, and a front French sling loop. It has the stock HK94 semi-auto trigger group and internals. The SBR maker’s mark is by TSC Machine and shows on the left side of the receiver forward of the rear push pin under the trigger group. No magazines accompany this gun. This gun in on a form 4 in the state of Maine. CONDITION: Very Good to Fine. Metal surfaces retain most of their blue finish with a few minor surface mars on right side of trigger group. Synthetic stocks have just a few minor marks from light use. Mechanics are crisp with a bright shiny bore. 4-39973 JWD5 (5,000-7,000)

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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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1029

**RUGER STAINLESS STEEL MODEL 10/22 CARBINE WITH INTEGRALLY SUPPRESSED STAINLESS STEEL BBL BY JEFF’S SHOOTING SUPPLY. SN S-78 and 25167509. Suppressed bbl SN S-78 installed on Ruger 10/22 SN 25167509. Cal. 22. 18″ bbl. 1022 Ruger in stainless. Includes mounted 2x-7x adjustable Nikon scope and only one 10 rnd mag. Stainless steel Ruger 1022 rcvr with integrally suppressed stainless steel bbl by Jeff’s Shooting Supply in orig Ruger composite stock. Weapon appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: Alan Brown Collection. CONDITION: Rifle and scope appear excellent+. Bore is excellent, shiny and bright. Suppressed area of bbl also shiny and bright. Scope optics are clear. No blemishes to stock or scope finish. Enameled red trigger, with quick release mag catch. Internals show that this gun has been fired, but is still clean & crisp throughout. A very natty, lightweight, and attractive little rig. 4-39397 JWK21 (750-1,000)

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1030

*EXTRAORDINARY COMPLETE & ORIGINAL SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1903 ROD BAYONET BOLT ACTION MILITARY RIFLE. SN 39314. Cal. 30-03. This one of a kind rifle was manufactured in 1904 and sold Nov. 4, 1904 to Mr. E.B. Meyrowitz who was the U.S. representative for the Carl Zeiss Optical Co. of Germany who used it as the prototype to mount a special “prism sighting telescope” as indicated in a copy of a letter from Mr. Meyrowitz to the U.S. Chief of Ordnance, dated Oct. 28, 1904, which accompanies this lot. A Springfield Research Service letter reiterates some of the above information and further indicates that the Ordnance Dept. “subsequently evaluated the Zeiss sight, but there is no information as to whether rifle No. 39314 was used in their evaluation”. A copy of this letter also accompanies this rifle. This rifle, therefore, is possibly the only one of its type in existence, or that ever existed, making it truly an incredibly rare rifle. This rifle is described as having standard 1903 configuration with 24.2″ bbl, front sight with two large holes and a thin pinned blade. Rear sight is late Krag-style with leaf graduated to 2,000 yards and a flip-up peep sight on rear edge. Receiver ring is marked in small block letters in standard markings. Bolt body is polished bright with dark case hardened handle & knob. Extractor retains traces of orig fire-blue with blued shroud & knob. Receiver, floorplate & trigger guard, along with smooth steel buttplate, are also blued. Buttplate has a trap which contains a nickeled oiler/cleaning kit. Stock & full length handguard are uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with riveted spring clip in handguard and is w/out reinforcing bolts in the stock. Handguard is secured with two grooved bands with rear band being the first type with solid bottom. Stacking swivel on upper band is of the later type with heavier, wider stud hole ring with a flat on upper side to allow clearance for the rod bayonet, as pictured on p. 27 of The Springfield 1903 Rifles, Brophy, and identified to this rifle by SN. Rod bayonet is blued steel, 23-1/2″ long, with square shoulder locking grooves and three dimples on pointed tip. It mounts through a solid block with spring loaded plunger on bottom of bbl. Lower band has a solid sling loop with a corresponding loop in buttstock. Trigger guard & floorplate are early style with thin catch and has the later style long follower. Stock has a crisp “FC” cartouche in a rectangle on left side of wrist with the stock inspector’s proof “P” below the trigger guard along with number “30”. Left side of stock, below receiver, is mounted with two 15/16″ square steel blocks inletted flush with surface and mounted with four screws and have mushroom shaped studs centered on each one, apparently the bases for the experimental Zeiss scope mount. Approx. 74,000 of the rare rod bayonet rifles were manufactured through Jan. 1905 with the majority of them subsequently altered to the 1905 configuration for the knife bayonet. This alteration consisted of shortening the bbl by .200″, re-chambering for the new cartridge and changing the front sight, shortening the stock commensurately with the addition of a new band similar to the old Krag front band for the knife bayonet. This is truly one of the most rare of unaltered, orig 1903 Springfield rifles. PROVENANCE: Bob Rosenthal Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & receiver retain most of their orig arsenal finish with light wear on front sight and sharp edges with some dulling on receiver finish. Bolt body is somewhat darkened and extractor retains traces of orig fire-blue. Trigger guard retains strong bright blue with floorplate a cleaned gray metal color with some light pitting. Buttplate is mostly a smooth gray metal color with strong blue on heel tang. Wood is sound with light handling & storage marks and retains a wonderful hand worn polished patina with crisp cartouche. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore. 4-39202 JR2 (30,000-40,000)

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*EXTRAORDINARILY RARE SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1903 CARBINE, ONE OF TWO MADE AT SPRINGFIELD ARMORY. SN 2. Cal. 30-06. Incredibly rare authentic Springfield carbine, one of two made at Springfield in about 1920. With the adoption of the Model 1903 rifle all of the U.S. military services were restricted to the one model of rifle whereas previously there had been a carbine-style arm available for the cavalry. In 1920 the cavalry at Fort Riley, Kansas decided to explore the reintroduction of a carbine which was authorized for test purposes with only two being produced. Quarterly notes for the first quarter of 1921 indicated that such an experimental carbine had been completed and shipped to the president of the cavalry board at Fort Riley for tests. The notes describe the carbine as having a 20″ bbl with a shortened stock fitted with special sling swivels on left side so that it could be carried across the cavalryman’s back. It was also fitted with a Lyman #48 receiver sight modified to show graduations in yards instead of minutes. According to the book The Springfield 1903 Rifles, Brophy, on p. 85, “It appears that only two of these experimental carbines were assembled, and that because of the austerity of the period after WWI, and because Ordnance thinking was being directed toward a semi-automatic rifle, monies to manufacture another model arm did not become available.” This exact carbine is identified by SN and pictured on pp. 83 & 84 of the referenced publication. This carbine is also featured in a book on Springfield by Canfield on p. 103; on p. 175 of another book on Springfield by J.C. Harrison and on the inside rear cover of the book Arsenal of Freedom, Brophy. This carbine is described as having a 20″ tapered rnd bbl with the muzzle having been machined to a smaller diameter and a special sleeved front sight base, pinned in place, with a standard Springfield front sight in the dovetail. Bbl is hand stamped below front sight “SA / 6-21”. Receiver is standard 1903 style mounted with a Lyman 48 receiver sight with unusual graduations on the blade that read from 100-1,500 yards. Front receiver ring bears only the marking “No. 2”. Trigger guard & floorplate are standard machined 1903 pattern with floorplate hand stamped “BY ORDER OF / COL. T.L. AMES / MAY 1921″. Carbine is mounted in a modified, standard uncheckered walnut 1-pc stock, 32-1/4″ overall length with grasping grooves and two reinforcing bolts. Length of pull over the smooth steel buttplate with trap is 12-3/4″. Overall length of carbine is 39-3/8”. It has a custom arsenal-built 1-pc handguard with machined steel ring at receiver end and is retained by a special grooved band with sling loop on left side and a corresponding sling loop on left side of buttstock. The orig sling loop recess at the toe of buttstock is filled with a machined down sling loop base. Bottom of stock, below trigger guard has two stock finishers’ “P” proofs and there is a faint, illegible cartouche on left side of wrist. Accompanied by a period canvas & brass NOBUCKL sling. PROVENANCE: Bob Rosenthal Collection; Bert Kellerstedt Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl, receiver & floorplate retain a smooth medium gray patina with some light finish losses on top of bbl and receiver. Bolt retains about 80% dark oil case hardening. Wood is sound and retains most of an old restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-39212 JR4 (35,000-50,000)

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1032

*PAIR OF SPRINGFIELD ARSENAL TOOL ROOM HEAVY TARGET RIFLES BUILT FOR WORLD FAMOUS TARGET SHOOTER, CAPT. E.C. CROSSMAN. 1)SN 1254449 Cal. 30-06. Special heavy tool room made International Match style rifle with 30″ tapered heavy rnd bbl that has an integral raised front sight base with dovetail containing a Lyman globe sight. Bbl is unmarked on the top but is hand stamped on bottom under forestock “J77 / OB / 3324-13”. Bbl is fitted with two machined collars that are possibly integral with the bbl that have integral scope bases containing a Fecker telescope target sight. Receiver is a standard Springfield 1903 action mounted with a Lyman 48S sight and has a polished bright bolt body & handle. It has standard shroud with headless striker. Receiver & trigger guard are mounted with a Woody dbl set trigger. Left side of trigger and outside bottom rear of trigger guard are stamped “67”. Trigger guard & floorplate are standard issue Springfield 1903 machined steel with the cartridge box having a steel plate screwed into left side onto which is mounted a fixed follower that has been machined flat, effectively creating a sgl shot rifle. Front tang of trigger guard is hand scratched, probably with a knife point, “4 + 1/16 / ABOVE / NEAR / 0” and trigger bow has two small holes. Mounted in a Springfield Armory-made half-stock similar to the later sporter model with grasping groove forestock and capped pistol grip with a custom grip filler on front edge. Buttplate is checkered, lightly curved steel with a reversible toe hook mounted under the toe. Accompanied by a Springfield Research Service letter and copy of the Springfield Armory record which identifies this rifle as having been sold April 9, 1923 to Capt. E.C. Crossman, Los Angeles, CA. The body of the letter states that the records indicate “that Capt. Crossman was a famous authority on the Springfield rifle, who had excellent connections at Springfield Armory and was able to get special work done there.” 2)SN 2022. Cal. 22. Extraordinarily rare and unusual Springfield Armory tool room-made heavy International style target rifle with 30″ tapered heavy rnd bbl with special heavy collar front sight base pinned in place, similar to “T”-series rifles with dovetail occupied by a Winchester globe sight. Bbl is mounted with two collars that may be integral or applied and have integral target scope base dovetails. Receiver is a standard M1922 model with orig dual striker firing pin in bolt body having the long throw for ejection and is mounted with a Lyman 48 sight. Bolt has standard shroud with headless striker. Receiver and trigger guard are mounted with Woody dbl set triggers. The magazine well of the trigger guard is without floorplate, follower or magazine attachments and has a plate screwed to the inside with a steel mount which contains a cork ball palm rest of a style observed on other Springfield Armory target rifles which are also pictured in the referenced publication. Mounted in an orig Armory half stock without reinforcing bolts, with checkered flat pistol grip and a semi-crescent serrated aluminum buttplate identical to others pictured in the referenced publication. Forestock is without grasping grooves as has been noted in early sporters and tool room pieces. The above referenced Springfield Research Service letter in item #1 also mentions this rifle and notes “that the serial number of this rifle falls within the range of a group of Cal. .22 International Match rifles; therefore I would expect No. 2022 to be an authentic example of this rare model.” It should be noted that Capt. E.C. Crossman was an internationally famous target shooter and one of the more knowledgeable individuals as regards Springfield rifles. He and Col. William S. Brophy were close personal friends as was Capt. Crossman’s son, Col. Edward B. Crossman. Capt. Crossman is pictured on p. 139 and p. 507 of The Springfield 1903 Rifles, Brophy. Accompanying this lot is a copy of a letter from Col. E.B. Crossman to Mr. Brophy regarding these two rifles wherein Col. Crossman states that in 1947 he consigned a number of his father’s rifles to two different dealers for disposition and has no recollection of what he may have consigned to which dealer and has no recollection of these two pieces. PROVENANCE: Bob Rosenthal Collection; Capt. E.C. Crossman; Richard C. Ware Collection; Richard Ellis Collection. CONDITION: 1) Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl retains 96-97% strong glossy orig arsenal blue with minor handling & storage marks. Receiver retains most of its orig armory finish, slightly thinned on receiver ring. Trigger guard retains about 85% glossy orig blue turning slightly plum on trigger bow. Floorplate is a dull blue. Buttplate retains 75-80% orig blue. Stock has a small chip by the toe hook recess, otherwise is sound with normal handling & use nicks & scratches and retains virtually all of its orig armory oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore slightly dark in the grooves. Optics are fine. 2) Extremely fine. Bbl & receiver retain virtually all of their orig armory finish with bolt body and handle polished bright. Trigger guard retains dull orig blue. Stock is sound with minor handling & storage marks and retains most of its orig armory oil finish. Cork ball palm rest retains most of its dark brown finish with a few minor nicks & scratches. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-39222 JR5 (60,000-80,000)

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1032A

*ULTRA-RARE WINCHESTER-SPRINGFIELD ARMORY TYPE 2 “SNIPER” RIFLE. SN 1269474. Cal. 30-06. Extraordinarily rare rifle, fully documented as having been built at Winchester on a Springfield Model 1903 action. It has a 26″ tapered heavy rnd bbl with Springfield style sleeve front sight with partridge blade as found on “T” series Springfield rifles and is mounted on top with scope blocks containing a Winchester A5 scope. The Winchester “WP” proof is offset to left side to accommodate the rear scope block. Receiver has the usual “1903” markings and is mounted with a Lyman 48S receiver sight with target knobs. Mounted in a 1-pc American walnut stock, hand-made at Winchester, with semi-schnable tip forearm & checkered pistol grip with smooth Gutta Percha grip cap and a shadow line cheekpiece with Winchester solid red rubber pad. It has a military style sling loop & base in buttstock with a screw in the position of the front sling loop. Forestock is secured with this screw into a band around the bbl. The screw could be replaced with a sling loop. The Springfield bolt body and handle are polished bright. Bottom of bolt handle has the number “47” which is probably an assembler’s mistake as the last two digits of the serial number are “74”. The history of these rare rifles is shown on pp. 249-252 of The Springfield 1903 Rifles, Brophy. Col. Brophy states that only two of these rifles were known by him to exist. It is well recorded & documented that one of these rifles was used in 1922 by Capt. Guy Emerson to win the Wimbledon Cup and a 1,000 yard record was shot by an American team, with apparently two of these rifles being used. Bottom of bbl, under the wood, has the “VP” in an oval proof and is stamped “MNS” which stands for Midvale Nickel Steel, and the date “22” (1922) which is the date the bbl was manufactured. There are two other numbers present which do not correspond with any other known numbers. They are “178478” with a small “6” stamped over the second “7” in that number. The other number is “43920”. The receiver is mounted with a Jaeger adjustable trigger. This rifle is accompanied by a large volume of paperwork & correspondence dated “1925” and “1926” wherein the Winchester Repeating Arms Company has written a letter to someone quoting prices to build just such a rifle. A government form that also accompanies is a shipping ticket from Springfield Armory to Winchester dated Feb. 4, 1926 for a complete receiver & bolt assembly. A Winchester invoice dated 15 March 1926 is for a new “sniper’s” bbl with scope blocks, front sight & band, Lyman receiver sight with short slide, a hand made checkered pistol grip stock with Winchester recoil pad. It has the hand written instruction for the bolt to be left bright. Total cost from Winchester less discount was $130.56. Complete receiver assembly from Springfield Armory was $17.75. Unfortunately in years past, the names were removed from those documents. Additionally accompanying this rifle are copies of the only time Winchester ever advertised this rifle, which apparently appeared in the publication Arms and the Man in September 1922. There are copies of other Winchester ads showing Capt. Emerson with his rifle and another ad with the entire team at Camp Perry with Capt. Emerson holding his rifle. There is an orig photograph of this same shooting team with Capt. Emerson holding his Winchester rifle and a gentleman named W.H. Richard holding a Springfield match rifle with Winchester A5 scope. Also accompanying is a copy of a newspaper article from an unknown publications with a picture of Capt. Emerson sitting on what appears to be a Hercules Powder Box holding his Winchester rifle with a full writeup about Capt. Emerson’s shooting in the match and winning the Wimbledon Trophy. While this rifle could not have participated in any of the above mentioned matches as it had not yet been built, it certainly is one of a very small number ever built, possibly only three. There is no question of its authenticity. PROVENANCE: Bob Rosenthal Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Metal retains virtually all of its fine Winchester finish with the bbl nicely polished and blued by Winchester. Receiver retains a satin finish, also applied at Winchester. The stock is sound with a very few tiny handling & storage marks and retains virtually all of its orig Winchester finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Scope is very fine, retaining 96-97% strong orig blue with some freckles of rust on bottom rear. Optics are fine. 4-39207 JR15 (18,000-25,000)

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1033

*EXTREMELY RARE SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1903 TYPE B HEAVY BARREL INTERNATIONAL MATCH RIFLE. SN 1285607. Cal. 30-06. Possibly the only known Type B International Match rifle in private hands and documented by Brophy, this rifle has 28″ heavy rnd bbl without front sight. Top of bbl and receiver ring are mounted with target scope blocks. Bottom of bbl, under the wood, is stamped with the star gauge number “SA / 512”. Receiver has usual markings and the bolt body is polished bright. Rails, however, remain blue. Receiver is mounted with a Lyman 48S receiver sight. Trigger is service type 2-stage that has a clean crisp break. Trigger guard, floorplate & follower are standard issue service equipment. Mounted in the unusual Type B 1-pc walnut stock that was made from a sporting type half stock, uncheckered without grasping grooves and has had a heavy Swiss style cheekpiece mortised into the comb and secured with two screws. Butt is mounted with a steel adjustable Swiss buttplate with medium prongs. Forestock is secured with a smooth band that has sling loop with corresponding sling loop in buttstock. Front of pistol grip is marked with a “P” in a circle proof. This rifle is pictured, both sides, on p. 138 of The Springfield 1903 Rifles, Brophy, and is identified by serial number. The caption to these photographs states “One of three known unusual Springfield Armory heavy barrel style “B” international-type rifles”. PROVENANCE: Bob Rosenthal Collection. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl & receiver retain most of their strong orig Armory finish with only slight sharp edge wear. Bolt body & handle retain most of their bright polish. Trigger guard & floorplate retain most of their orig Armory blue finish, moderately thinned. Stock has minor separation in the laminated area of the cheekpiece and a grain check on left side of forestock, otherwise wood is sound and retains most of its orig dark Armory oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-39216 JR20 (17,500-25,000)

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1034

*EXTRAORDINARILY RARE SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1930 INTERNATIONAL MATCH RIFLE. SN 1314160. Cal. 30-06. Extremely rare and possibly the only known 1930 International Match rifle. Built on a special 1903 receiver with 30″ tapered rnd bbl that measures 1.250″ at the receiver and about .752″ at the muzzle. These dimensions are basically identical to the “T” series rifles with the stepped muzzle end and a heavy International front sight base mounted with Lyman globe front sight. Bbl & front receiver ring are drilled & tapped for target scope blocks. Bottom of bbl, under forestock, is hand stamped with the star gauge number “1300”. Receiver is mounted with a Lyman 48-S micrometer adjustable receiver sight with target knobs. Bolt body, bolt handle and extractor are polished bright with a headless cocking piece. Trigger is regulation 2-stage military trigger with a light crisp pull. Rifle is mounted in an uncheckered American walnut, Swiss-style Schuetzen 1-pc stock that is solid through the receiver area, not cut for the magazine well, therefore effectively rendering this rifle into a sgl shot. Forestock is of medium weight with rounded edges and without grasping grooves and has a sliding sling rail on bottom. The Springfield trigger guard plate has been ground flat with a steel block welded into the rear end which is threaded as a rear mounting hole for the Springfield Armory cast brass Style “A” finger stall. Right side of the wrist, adjacent to the receiver, has an elaborate Swiss-style stippled thumb rest and has a heavy dished Swiss/Germanic-style cheekpiece on the left side with a carved ram’s horn design on the right side. Butt is fitted with an adjustable Swiss Schuetzen steel buttplate. Brass finger stall is mounted with its orig McDougal-style adjustable ball palm rest. This exact rifle is pictured on p. 134 of the book The Springfield 1903 Rifles, Brophy and is readily identifiable by the grain patterns in the buttstock and the fit of the Swiss buttplate. Accompanied by a Springfield Research Service letter identifying this rifle as a Style “T” sold to a Mr. Freeman O. Peterson of Warren, PA on April 25, 1930. Consignor states that this may be the only one of these rare rifles remaining in unaltered orig condition. PROVENANCE: Bob Rosenthal Collection. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl retains about 98% strong dark orig blue with only faint muzzle edge wear. Receiver retains most of its orig arsenal blue with a light rub on left side of receiver ring and faint sharp edge wear elsewhere. Stock has a short pressure crack near front end of trigger plate and a small old nick in edge of cheekpiece, otherwise is completely sound and retains most of its orig oil finish. Finger stall has a wonderful dark mellow brass patina and palm rest is crisp & clean, retaining most of its orig arsenal blue on metal and oil finish on walnut ball. Mechanics are crips, bright shiny bore. 4-39218 JR1 (20,000-30,000)

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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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*EXTREMELY RARE CASED SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1903 LINE THROWING GUN. SN 995825. Cal. 30 Blank. Unusual rifle made up for the Coast Guard and assembled from various parts from different eras, this rifle has a 24″ tapered rnd smoothbore bbl that was originally a rifled bbl that has had the front sight removed and lightly machined removing most of the markings leaving only the partial date “29”. The Buffington rear sight sleeve has been milled flat on top. Receiver has usual “1903” markings with gray/green parkerized finish. Trigger guard & floorplate are missing. Mounted in a service model 1-pc walnut stock with grasping grooves, shortened in length to just above the lower band with the handguard shortened to match. Stock has two reinforcing bolts and is without cartouches. Buttplate has been replaced with a red, Hawkins waffle pad. Buttplate tang recess has been plugged at the Armory. Front band, which normally carries a sling loop, now has the front bracket for the line canister in that place with the rear bracket a strap around the forestock & handguard with a screw through the center. Accompanied by its orig dovetailed oak hinged lid case, 46-1/2″ long x 11-3/4″ wide x 7″ deep. Corners are dovetailed while the bottom & top boards are screwed in place. Front has two clip latches and a heavy steel carrying handle. Top of lid is stenciled “U.S. COAST GUARD / SHOULDER LINE / THROWING EQUIPMENT” and front of case has a brass Price Brothers manufacturer’s plate and inside lid has a paper instruction sheet. Interior is compartmented for the rifle in secure blocks in the bottom with a brass cleaning rod, spindles containing three spools of shot line, a wooden mallet, two 20-rd boxes of grenade launcher blanks and a block in left rear corner for cleaning brushes & patches. The rewinding machine is missing and four of the cartridges have been fired. Inside the lid has metal brackets containing seven 13 oz. projectiles with another rack for three 15 oz. projectiles which are missing. This rifle is described in detail on pp. 151-153 of The Springfield 1903 Rifles, Brophy. It appears that this exact rifle and its case is pictured on p. 151. PROVENANCE: Bob Rosenthal Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Metal retains most of its orig Armory gray/green parkerized finish with only minor sharp edge wear. Stock has a hairline grain check in wrist with minor handling & use nicks & dings and retains most of its Armory oil finish. Mechanics are fine, dark pitted bore. Case is very fine with a few chips on corners and a minor crack in front of lid, otherwise retains virtually all of its orig varnish. Contents are fine. 4-39217 JR21 (7,500-12,500)

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*EXTREMELY RARE SPRINGFIELD MODEL T-1 EXPERIMENTAL SMALL BORE GALLERY PRACTICE RIFLE. SN 3. Cal. 22. Possibly the only rifle of its type in private hands today, this rare rifle was designed by John Garand at the Springfield Armory to replace the Model 1922M1 Gallery Practice Rifle which had a few design flaws causing failures to feed, extract & eject and broken bolt head retaining lugs. Mr. Garand’s project was to correct these flaws and in the process use a standard 1903 action instead of the more expensive special gallery practice action. The project was initiated in 1926 and the three rifles produced were marked “T1”. A subsequent prototype with some additional refinements was marked “T1E1”. Experimentation apparently continued until about 1930 when Capt. G.A. Woody, Ordnance Officer, designed a new bolt which was incorporated into a new rifle designated the “M2”. The prototype T1 rifles were apparently retired from the Armory with probably numbers “1” and “2” being retired to the museum. This rifle is pictured on p. 292 of The Springfield 1903 Rifles, Brophy, and identified by serial number. This rifle is described as having a 24″ tapered rnd bbl mounted with a Lyman ramp sleeve front sight replacing the orig military sight which covers the bbl markings. Left side of bbl is marked “LONG RIFLE / CART’GE ONLY” in the style of the later M2 bbls. Bottom left of bbl, just in front of chamber area, is marked “D 1816-1”, probably a drawing number. Further forward on bottom of bbl, under the wood, is hand stamped “100 RDS FIRED”. Receiver has usual Springfield markings on left quadrant of receiver ring with a milled space in the center, hand stamped “T1” with “CAL. .22” to the right side over the SN “3”. Receiver is standard size for 1903 service rifle with stripper clip slot and is mounted with a Lyman 48S receiver sight. It has standard 2-stage military trigger. Cartridge box is filled with a stamped sheet metal appliance as pictured on p. 293 of the referenced publication. The magazine release in the photograph has been replaced with a modified M2 style magazine release. Armory modified to function with the “new” M2 magazine. The bolt appears to be the orig T1 bolt with the orig firing pin, striker and bolt knob. The trigger guard is a standard M1903 machined steel model with a floorplate resembling an M2 with the drawing number “C 4007” stamped on inside surface. Rifle is mounted in what appears to be an M1922M2 sporting half stock with grasping groove forestock and pistol grip with checkered steel buttplate with trap. Underneath the trap is not relieved for a trap recess. Bottom of pistol grip is stamped “M2” and bottom of stock has the drawing number “D28225”. It is apparent that some alterations may have been accomplished on this rifle over the years but the basic T1 rifle remains intact. The stock pictured on this rifle on p. 292 of the referenced publication is identifiable with the stock as found on this rifle by wood grain characteristics visible in the picture. PROVENANCE: Bob Rosenthal Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains about 95% orig Armory black oxide finish and the receiver most of its orig Armory blue finish with light sharp edge wear. Trigger guard & floorplate retain virtually all of their orig. greenish parkerized finish. Bolt remains bright with shroud & striker retaining most of their orig Armory finish. Stock is sound with very minor storage & handling mars and retains virtually all of its orig Armory oil finish. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. 4-39206 JR16 (11,000-15,000)

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*RARE, POSSIBLY EARLIEST KNOWN SPRINGFIELD MODEL M1922 BOLT ACTION GALLERY PRACTICE RIFLE. SN 20. Cal. 22. Very rare first issue M1922 with 24″ tapered rnd bbl marked “SA / 4-22” with a flaming bomb in middle below front sight. Receiver has standard markings and is mounted with a Lyman 48S receiver sight. Bolt body & handle are polished bright and firing pin is the early type with dual firing pins and has standard shroud with headless striker. Trigger guard & floorplate are machined steel with an orig, extended M1922 magazine with reinforced bottom. Mounted in a 1-pc uncheckered walnut half-stock with grasping grooves and pistol grip and checkered semi-crescent steel buttplate. Forestock is secured with a sgl grooved band with sling loop and a corresponding sling loop in buttstock. This is possibly the earliest known M1922. It is pictured on p. 273 of The Springfield 1903 Rifles, Brophy, and is identified by SN. Page 275 of the referenced publication has a 3-position view of this rifle in which the SN is also visible. Only 2,020 of these scarce rifles were produced at Springfield in the period 1922-24 and the vast majority of that number was subsequently converted to the M1 and M2 versions with updated bolts, firing pins and strikers. Very few remain today in orig configuration. PROVENANCE: Bob Rosenthal Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & receiver retain 85-88% orig, thinning Armory blue with bolt body still bright. Trigger guard retains about 80% bright orig blue with the floorplate a gray/brown patina. Stock is sound with light handling & use marks and retains most of its orig Armory oil finish. Magazine is flaked, not worn to about 60% orig blue with flaked areas a medium to dark patina. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with a few spots just in front of chamber. 4-39209 JR13 (7,500-10,000)

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*EXTREMELY RARE NIEDNER SMALL BORE CONVERSION OF A SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1903 BOLT ACTION RIFLE. SN 617414. Cal. 22. Very rare Niedner conversion of a 1903 Springfield service rifle with 25″ tapered rnd bbl, service front sight and Buffington rear sight. Bbl & front receiver ring are mounted with Niedner scope blocks containing a Malcolm small tube scope with fine cross hairs. Top of front base & inside each of the scope ring dovetails is stamped “95” signifying that this is the orig scope that was mounted on this rifle. Rear scope base is marked “A.O. NIEDNER / MALDEN, MASS.”. The conversion is a sgl shot accomplished by attaching a color case hardened tray with built in ejector into the forward half of the bolt opening in the receiver and threading a color case hardened attachment into front of the bolt along with an offset firing pin. Left side of bolt body has had an additional guide attached. Trigger guard & floorplate, without spring & follower, are service issue blued steel. Rifle is mounted in a 1-pc full length walnut stock with grasping grooves, straight grip and checkered steel buttplate with trap. Left side of wrist has a “J.S.A.” cartouche in a rectangle and the standard “P” in a circle proof on bottom of stock behind trigger guard. Trigger guard front tang is stamped “N.R.A.” with a flaming bomb. It also has a full length handguard with two spring clips that have had the centers of the metal clips removed. Rear section of handguard has a mortised rectangular hole to accommodate the front scope base. This rifle is pictured in closeup detail on p. 88 of The Springfield 1903 Rifles, Brophy, and is identifiable by the SN in the photos. Page 87 of the same publication shows what is this same rifle, identifiable by a small bruise on right side of stock just back of bolt handle. In addition to these small bore conversions Mr. Niedner also produced heavy bbl International Match rifles to some success. He worked closely with Dr. Franklin W. Mann to develop the scope mounts as found on this rifle. These mounts are without security screws, being tapered forward to tighten as recoil is experienced. This is one of the few surviving examples of this fine conversion and suitable for the most discerning collector. PROVENANCE: Bob Rosenthal Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Bbl & receiver retain virtually all of their fine custom finish with brilliant case colors on the bolt extension and tray in the receiver. Trigger guard & floorplate retain about all of their orig high polish armory blue. Wood is sound with minor storage & handling marks, retains virtually all of its orig armory oil finish with some hand wear on wrist and forestock. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Scope and mounts retain about all of their original factory finish, clear optics. 4-39203 JR19 (6,500-10,000)

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*EXTREMELY RARE SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1903 NBA SPORTER BOLT ACTION RIFLE. SN 1269085. Cal. 30-06. Nearly identical to the standard NRA Sporter with 24″ tapered rnd bbl marked “SA / 5-25” with a flaming bomb in center just below front sight. Crown of muzzle is stamped with star gauge star and bottom of bbl, under the forestock is stamped with the star gauge number “B1143”. Receiver has standard 1903 markings with polished bolt body & extractor and is mounted with a Lyman 48S receiver sight. Mounted in the rare NBA Sporter half stock with grasping grooves in forestock and an unusual flat bottom pistol grip with checkered buttplate with trap containing a nickeled brass tube/oiler/cleaning kit. Forestock is secured with a sgl grooved band that has a sling loop with corresponding sling loop in buttstock. Bottom of wrist has the “P” in a circle proof. Trigger guard and floorplate are standard issue milled steel with polished blue. This rifle is listed by SN on p. 210 of the book The Springfield 1903 Rifles, Brophy, with bbl date shown as “5-24”, obviously a typographical error as the star gauge number “B1443” is also listed. Page 215 of the referenced publication pictures this rifle, both sides, and has a brief description which states that only 589 of this variation of the NRA Sporter was produced in 1926. Accompanied by a Springfield Research Service letter which identifies this rifle as a “Rifle, U.S. Caliber .30, Sporting Model”, sold by “Springfield Armory, Mass.” to “Capt. H.M. Bullard, Medical Corp/Philadelphia, PA” on Sept. 16, 1925. Also accompanied by a copy of the Springfield Armory record. PROVENANCE: Bob Rosenthal Collection. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Overall retains 97-98% strong orig armory finish to both metal and wood with only slight muzzle and front sight wear with some thinning over chamber area and a few light spots of discoloration on floorplate. Wood has four small bruises on right side of buttstock and other light handling & storage marks, otherwise is sound with strong orig armory oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-39213 JR11 (7,500-9,500)

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*VERY RARE SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1903 SPORTING TYPE NATIONAL MATCH BOLT ACTION RIFLE NOT CUT FOR LYMAN SIGHT. SN 1481756. Cal. 30-06. Resembling an NRA Sporter this rifle has standard 24″ tapered rnd bbl marked “SA /4-36” below front sight with a flaming bomb in center. It has the standard Buffington type rear sight on an orig 1903 sight sleeve and receiver is not drilled & tapped for the Lyman 48 receiver sight. Mounted in a 1-pc sporter style half stock of uncheckered American walnut without grasping grooves. Front band is a typical grooved sporter style with sling loop & a corresponding sling loop in the buttstock. Buttplate is the checkered steel semi-crescent sporter type. Trigger guard & floorplate are standard machined steel. Top of bbl, between rear sight and bbl band, has the star gauge mark with the number “1937”. Bolt body and receiver rails are polished bright. This exact rifle is pictured on pp. 59-60 of The Springfield 1903 Rifles, Brophy, and is identifiable by grain patterns in the wood. While the feature of not having the receiver drilled & tapped or the stock cut for the Lyman 48 sight was offered, it apparently seldom ever ordered and consequently few are known today. PROVENANCE: Bob Rosenthal Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Overall retains 98-99% strong orig Armory finish with only front sight base wear from having had a sight hood installed. Wood is completely sound with very minor nicks & scratches and retains virtually all of its armory oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-39220 JR7 (8,500-10,500)

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*RARE SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1903 SPORTER NATIONAL MATCH. SN 1369100. Cal. 30-06. Sporting configuration National Match with 24″ bbl marked “SA / 3-38” below front sight. Muzzle crown is stamped with the star gauge star and top of bbl is stamped with the star gauge number “B4320” under handguard, above rear sight. Front sight is a slightly modified standard blade and rear sight is a 2,700 yard Buffington sight. Receiver has usual markings with polished rails and polished bolt body that has the full SN in electric pencil. Trigger guard and floorplate are standard issue machined steel. Mounted in the NRA style 1-pc half stock with pistol grip and checkered semi-crescent steel buttplate. Right side of stock is not cut for the Lyman 48 receiver sight and rear receiver bridge is not drilled & tapped for this sight. Forestock is without grasping grooves with bbl channel having been inletted to accommodate the rear sight sleeve. Top of bbl has a tiny handguard mortised into rear sight sleeve and secured by the grooved bbl band. Page 198 of The Springfield 1903 Rifles, Brophy, pictures a target fired by this rifle, identified by SN, fired from machine rest at 220 yards and signed “FAW” which is the signature of shop foreman Al Woodworth. Mr. Woodworth was one of the most important employees at the Springfield Armory for many years, participating in the development of numerous rifle programs and equipment, especially those involving accuracy. The date on the target appears to be Aug. 10, 193-. Accompanied by a Springfield Research Service letter identifying this rifle as a Model 1903A1 National Match and was shipped to the “Adjutant General’s Office/Hartford, Conn.” on Sept. 13, 1934. Also accompanied by a copy of the Springfield Record. Apparently this rifle was returned to Springfield Armory, re-barreled and fitted with the NRA Sporter stock and handguard. PROVENANCE: Bob Rosenthal Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Overall retains 98-99% strong orig armory finish to both metal & wood with only light muzzle edge wear on bbl and slight edge wear on receiver. Trigger guard & floorplate have some slight surface discoloration with minor sharp edge wear. Handguard has a small internal crack near front band, otherwise wood is sound with minor handling & storage marks and retains most of its Armory oil finish with a hand worn patina. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-39211 JR12 (4,500-6,500)

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*SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1903 NATIONAL MATCH IN-HOUSE PRESSURE AND ACCURACY TEST RIFLE WITH EXPERIMENTAL MONTE CARLO STOCK. SN 1282534. Cal. 30-06. Fine National Match 1903 with standard 24″ bbl marked “SA / 9-27” below front sight with a flaming bomb in middle. Top of bbl, under handguard, is stamped with the star gauge number “F374” just in front of rear sight and it has the star gauge star on muzzle crown. Front sight is a standard 1903 blade with a Buffington rear sight. Receiver has standard markings with polished bolt body and rails with the complete SN in electric pencil on bolt body. Trigger guard & floorplate are standard issue machined steel. Mounted in a most unusual, uncheckered American walnut full length stock with grasping grooves and pistol grip with an experimental Monte Carlo comb. It has checkered buttplate with trap. Stock is secured by the standard split front band/bayonet lug with stacking swivel and a grooved lower band with sling loop and a corresponding sling loop in buttstock. This rifle is featured on p. 63 of the book The Springfield 1903 Rifles, Brophy, with this exact stock, identifiable by a gouge on right side of comb. This rifle is also pictured in the reference publication in a totally different configuration captioned “Mann accuracy barrel fitted to Model 1903 National Match receiver serial number 1282534”. On the same page is a picture of Maj. Whelen (Maj. Townsend Whelen, inveterate cartridge inventor and gun guru of the 1920’s thru 1950’s) sitting on a bench with six or seven of the Mann accuracy test rifles “during testing of ammunition for use in international and national championships”. There are two other pictures on the same page of Mr. Al Woodworth, also a famous cartridge & firearms experimenter and Capt. E.C. Crossman firing one of the Mann accuracy & velocity test rifles. This well-documented rifle, which has undergone at least two changes at Springfield Armory before being sold through a marksmanship program, remains today a fine example of a National Match rifle in addition to having the extraordinarily rare experimental stock. PROVENANCE: Bob Rosenthal Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Metal overall retains virtually all of its orig armory finish with only light sharp edge wear. Wood is sound with a couple of minor chips in grip edge of the stock and a light gouge on right side of comb with other light handling & storage marks and overall retains virtually all of its orig armory oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-39214 JR10 (6,500-10,000)

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*EXTREMELY RARE AND ONE OF THE EARLIEST KNOWN SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1903 NATIONAL MATCH BOLT ACTION RIFLES. SN 1182303. Cal. 30-06. Usual configuration with 24″ bbl marked “SA / 2-20” below front sight, with a flaming bomb in center. It has standard Springfield front sight with a Buffington rear sight and usual 1903 markings on receiver ring. The bolt body and receiver rails are polished bright. Mounted in an uncheckered 1-pc walnut stock with straight grip and checkered buttplate with trap. Forestock has grasping grooves with usual split front band/bayonet lug that has stacking swivel and a grooved middle band with sling loop and corresponding sling loop in buttstock. Left side of wrist has a clear, crisp “D.A.L.” cartouche in a rectangle with the “P” in a circle proof below the trigger guard. Trigger guard & floorplate are standard machined steel Springfield equipment. Accompanied by an orig duplicate U.S. Army shipping ticket dated Aug. 20, 1920 indicating a “Direct Delivery” to “Clarence J. Varian, / New York Civ. Team”. The block on the form “Name of Station” is filled in “Camp Perry, Ohio”. The warehouse location and most of the date are torn away. Body of the form identifies this rifle, by SN, with a list of accessories and it is signed & dated, in ink, by the esteemed Capt. (later General) Julian S. Hatcher, renowned as a military arms authority, prolific inventor and inveterate shooting authority. The text in the body of the form indicates that this rifle was “stargauged and specially selected for the National Match”. Close examination of the bbl disclosed that there is no star gauge mark on the muzzle nor other markings on the bbl but there is little doubt that this is the orig bbl and is one of the earliest known National Match rifles as they were not commonly available until after the National Matches of 1921. According to The ’03 Springfield Rifles’ Era, Campbell, page 63, the Ordnance Dept ordered 2,500 rifles be selected for the National Matches of 1920, later raised the order to 3,000. The order stated that these rifles were to have the shorter-throated chambers per pre-WWI specifications. A later endorsement, however seems to have changed that order and requested that the barrels be selected as in 1919. This may be the only known, identified National Match rifle that is positively documented to have been issued by Gen. Hatcher. Gen. Hatcher is pictured on pg 278 of The Springfield 1903 Rifles, Brophy, holding a “new .22 gallery practice rifle”. PROVENANCE: Bob Rosenthal Collection. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Metal overall retains most of its original armory finish turning slightly plummy brown on receiver and floorplate with bolt body and extractor retaining generous amounts of orig bright polish. Wood is sound with minor handling & use nicks & scratches and retains about all of its orig armory oil finish, hand worn smooth. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-39221 JR6 (7,500-9,500)

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*RARE SELECT SERVICE SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1903 BOLT ACTION RIFLE. SN 1241647. Cal. 30-06. Standard issue configuration 1903 with 24″ bbl marked “SA / 3-22” below front sight with a flaming bomb in the middle and standard chamber markings on receiver. Bottom of muzzle crown is stamped with a tiny star gauge star and top of bbl under the handguard, just above rear sight, has the star gauge number “5613”. Mounted in nicely figured, 1-pc uncheckered American walnut stock with full length handguard that has a crisp “W.J.S.” cartouche in a rectangle on left side of wrist. It has standard split front band/bayonet lug with stacking swivel and grooved lower band with sling loop and a corresponding sling loop in buttstock. Buttplate is checkered with a trap containing a nickeled brass tube/oiler/cleaning kit. Bottom of stock has the “P” proof in a circle below trigger guard. These rare rifles were the “poor man’s” National Match rifle in that they had selected & fitted parts and star gauged bbls but were not completed as National Match rifles. This rifle is listed by SN on p. 210 of The Springfield 1903 Rifles, Brophy, and is identified as a Model “SS” (Special Service). It also lists bbl date and star gauge number. Page 201 of the referenced publication shows that only 100 of these special target rifles were produced in 1922. Given their exact confirmation to standard 1903 service rifles, if one should miss the star gauge on the muzzle there is no way to distinguish them from a standard issue rifle and therefore the vast majority of these rare rifles, more rare than National Match, have gone unnoticed and unidentified. This rifle may be the only documented Special Service rifle known. PROVENANCE: Bob Rosenthal Collection. CONDITION: Extraordinarily fine, as new. Has been fired but very little. Overall retains 98-99% of its orig armory finish to both metal & wood with only some thinning on front band. Wood is sound showing light hand wear. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-39219 JR8 (4,500-6,500)

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*FINE ORIGINAL DOCUMENTED SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1903 NATIONAL MATCH RIFLE. SN 1266503. Cal. 30-06. Beautiful National Match Springfield in standard configuration with 24″ bbl marked “SA / 4-25” below front sight with a flaming bomb in middle. Bottom of muzzle crown is stamped with the star gauge star and top of bbl, under handguard, is stamped with the star gauge number “D2326”. Receiver has standard Springfield markings with bolt body and rails polished bright and the last five digits of SN in electric pencil on bolt body. The “ON” side of the cutoff is also polished bright. Mounted in a nicely figured, uncheckered 1-pc walnut stock with full length handguard. Forestock has grasping grooves and there is a crisp, clear “D.A.L.” cartouche in a rectangle on left side of wrist. Buttplate is checkered with a trap containing a nickeled brass tube with cleaning gear and oiler. Forestock and handguard are secured with a standard split front band/bayonet lug that has a stacking swivel and a grooved lower band with sling loop and a corresponding sling loop in buttstock. Trigger guard and floorplate are standard issue machined steel. This rifle is identified by SN as a National Match on p. 210 of The Springfield 1903 Rifles, Brophy, which also lists the bbl date and star gauge number. This rifle is also pictured on p. 448 of the referenced publication and is identifiable by SN. Accompanied by a set of P.J. O’Hare metal sight covers. PROVENANCE: Bob Rosenthal Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Overall retains about 98-99% strong orig armory finish to both metal & wood. Crown of muzzle is slightly pitted. Mechanics are crisp with some slight frosting in the grooves. 4-39215 JR9 (4,500-7,500)

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*RARE SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1903 HOFFER-THOMPSON GALLERY PRACTICE RIFLE, THE LAST ONE PRODUCED. SN 586826. Cal. 22. The Hoffer-Thompson gallery practice rifle was designed for use as a sub-caliber practice/training rifle for the U.S. Army. Production began in 1907 and continued through about 1919 with a total of 15,525 rifles produced. The design was by Maj. J.E. Hoffer with modifications to the cartridge adapter by Maj. J.T. Thompson. It was initially designed to use the 22 Long cartridge but later modified for the 22 Short cartridge. With the adoption of the M1922 Gallery Practice rifle, the majority of these Hoffer-Thompson rifles were either destroyed or re-configured to service rifles. This very rare rifle has all the outward appearances of a standard issue 1903 service rifle with 24″ bbl marked “SA / 4-15” with flaming bomb in middle below front sight. Rear sight is a 2,400 yard Buffington-style sight. Chamber markings are standard for the 1903 with rear bridge stamped “22”. The bolt lug also is stamped with a tiny “22” as is the bottom of the bayonet lug. The front tip of the forestock is also stamped “22”. Trigger guard & floorplate are standard machined steel with trigger guard front tang marked “N.R.A.” with a flaming bomb. Mounted in a straight grain uncheckered American 1-pc walnut stock with grasping grooves and straight grip with checkered steel buttplate that has trap containing a nickeled brass tube/cleaning kit/oiler. It has full length upper handguard secured with front split band/bayonet lug with stacking swivel and a grooved lower band with sling loop and a corresponding sling loop in buttstock. Left side of wrist has a crisp “J.S.A.” cartouche in a rectangle while bottom of wrist does not have the “P” inspector proof, only has a number “30”. Accompanied by three orig Hoffer-Thompson sub-caliber adapters and an orig unloading punch with turned wooden handle. This rifle is the featured arm of its type and is fully identified in a photograph with visible serial number on p. 266 of The Springfield 1903 Rifles, Brophy, with a total of five photographs. Page 271 of the referenced publication states that “The highest serial number Hoffer-Thompson noted is the rifle photographed in this chapter. It is serial number 586826.” PROVENANCE: Bob Rosenthal Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Metal overall retains a smooth even blue/brown patina with light sharp edge wear. Wood is sound showing light to moderate wear with light handling & use marks and overall retains a hand worn patina on the armory oil finish. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. Adapters are fine to extremely fine and the punch is also fine. 4-39208 JR14 (4,500-6,500)

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VERY RARE EARLY LEATHER CASE FOR WINCHESTER A5 SCOPE SIGHT. Fine early Winchester scope case of the type that would have been used by Capt. Emerson and his contemporaries in the first third of the 20th century to carry their A5 scopes to and from the range. Constructed of heavy brown belting leather, 16-3/8″ overall length that tapers from 3″ at top to 2″ at toe with a sliding, removable cover and four belt keepers on body of case and two on lid. Accompanied by an olive drab color canvas strap with blackened steel buckle and leather tip, also of the type that would have been used by early military shooters. With minimal effort someone could readily find a Winchester A5 scope, however these scope cases are rarely ever encountered and certainly not in fine clean condition. PROVENANCE: Bob Rosenthal Collection. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Overall the body & cover are crisp & clean with only minor soil and light handling & use nicks & scratches with all stitching sound. Strap is an equally fine condition, near new. 4-39205 JR18 (1,000-2,000)

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*RARE SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1903 T-SERIES BOLT ACTION TARGET RIFLE. SN 1314451. Cal. 30-06. Spectacular and rare 1903 rifle with 30 inch tapered heavy bbl that has BAR style front sight base with a globe front sight, no provision for a rear sight, and mounted with a Lymon 48-C receiver sight with target knobs. Top of the bbl and front receiver ring are armory drilled and tapped and mounted with target scope blocks. Mounted in a nicely figured, uncheckered walnut half stock with two reinforcing bolts, secured with a contoured flat band which is a modified Model 1917 lower band, that has a sling loop and a corresponding sling loop in the buttstock. Buttplate is curved, checkered steel Springfield target buttplate. Bolt body, extractor and handle are polished bright, with headless striker and a conventional safety. Cutoff has the “on” side polished bright. It has standard milled 1903 trigger guard and floor plate. Bottom of the bbl, under the wood is stamped with the Star Gauge number “1199”. Accompanied by a Springfield research service letter identifying this rifle as a “style T” that was sold to “Oswald D. Lewis of East Windsor, CT. on March 27, 1931”. Also accompanied by a photo opy of the original record card. According to The Springfield 1903 Rifles , Brophy, these rifles were only produced from 1929 to 1932 in three bbl lengths, although parts were available as late as 1940. The last recorded sale of a T-Series rifle was March of 1935. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl and receiver retain most of their strong original armory blue with a couple of minor nicks and scratches and slight wear on the front sight band. Bolt body, extractor and handle retain most of their original bright polish. Trigger guard and floor plate retain most of their bright original armory blue with slight thinning on the front edge of the floor plate. Stock is sound with a few, scattered, very light handling and storage nicks and scratches and retains virtually of its original oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-39733 JR322 (8,000-12,000)

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*MODEL 1898 KRAG RIFLE WITH THE PARKHURST-ZALINSKI CARTRIDGE COUNTER/INDEXING ATTACHMENT. SN 111342. Cal. 30/40. 30″ bbl. This ’98 Krag is equipped with the ultra-rare Parkhurst/Zalinski cartridge counter/indexing attachment. This attachment encompasses three parts, first of which is attached to the receiver at the mag door, a second being a cam on the extractor and the third being a pin and spring on the receiver cover on the left hand side as a method of counting and/or indexing the cartridges as they pass through from the mag to the chamber. The rifle also has stamped into the side of the buttstock Parkhurst-Zalinski Index Attachment Feb 1901. Through the early stages of the Krag through the ’03 Springfield there are many variations and attempts to improve them. PROVENANCE: Peter Wainwright Collection. CONDITION: Rifle shows, overall, very good condition with the bbl and receiver showing 85-90% orig blue, thinning in spots. Bolt shows bright with some spotting, with the blue on the extractor mellowing. Triggerguard and bbl bands show 85-95% of orig blue with some scratching present. Buttstock and handguards show very good, with only light scuffing and bruising and a very crisp 1898 dated cartouche and circle P. Buttplate shows approx 75% of orig finish with a nickel oiler in the buttstock. Mechanics are crisp with the bore being somewhat bright, showing minimal wear. This rifle shows, overall, to be a very fine example of a ’98 Krag with the Parkhurst/Zalinski indexing attachment. 4-38207 (6,500-9,500)

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*MODEL 1898 KRAG RIFLE WITH ASSEMBLED PARKHURST STRIPPER CLIP LOADING ATTACHMENT. SN 289109. Cal. 30/40 Krag. Standard Krag rifle with 30″ bbl, pedestal front sight base missing its blade which is simply & easily replaced. Receiver has usual 1898 markings. Mounted in full length walnut stock with grasping grooves and a clear “1902” cartouche on left side. Receiver is an orig Parkhurst receiver. Rear edge of cartridge box frame is mounted with an assembled Parkhurst stripper clip loading attachment which is riveted in place along with its guide spring. Few all-orig prototype/experimental Parkhurst Krags survive as the device became operational just about the same time as the Springfield 1903 was coming into production and the project was dropped. Therefore, finding one completely orig is a true rarity. Accompanied by an orig “1896” dated Krag bayonet with blued steel sheath & first type hanger. Also accompanied by an extraordinarily rare Mills canvas cartridge belt with forty rows of dbl cartridge loops and most rare of all, an attached stripper clip pouch on each front side with flap & snap closure. These belts were obviously experimental also to accompany the Parkhurst altered rifles. PROVENANCE: Peter Wainwright Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains about 85% blue thinning on receiver and a couple of light scrapes on the forward exposed part of bbl. Extractor retains about 75% thinning fire blue. Stock is sound with a few minor scrapes & scratches and handguard has a longitudinal crack from rear sight to receiver (common occurrence on these rifles) and overall retains a wonderful hand worn patina. Mechanics are crisp, worn dark bore. Bayonet is extremely fine plus. Appears unissued retaining virtually all of its orig arsenal finish. Cartridge belt is completely intact with some fraying to the front left three cartridge loops and overall is moderately soiled. A rare assembled set. 4-38202 (3,500-5,500)

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*SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1903 MILITARY RIFLE WITH WARNER & SWASEY SNIPER SCOPE. SN 753794. Cal. 30-06. Usual configuration with 24″ bbl marked “SA / 11-17” with flaming bomb in middle. It has usual receiver ring markings and is mounted in a 1-pc walnut stock with grasping grooves and “J.F.C.” cartouche. It also has the “P” proof on straight grip. Buttplate is smooth steel with trap. Bbl has standard 03 sights with stamped sheet metal front sight hood and Buffington rear sight. Left side of receiver is mounted with a Warner & Swasey rail containing an orig Model 1913 Warner & Swasey scope, SN 7788. Scope still has its orig rubber eye cup that has nearly crystallized. Accompanied by an orig leather model 1913 scope case with shoulder strap marked on top front “ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL 1918” with inspector initials. Bottom front of case has a small sewn on pocket with buckle & tab flap containing a rare orig flat blued steel combination tool. The Model 1913 was a culmination of several different experiments with sniper scopes and served through most of WWI with some good effect. Reports previously read by this cataloger indicate that the mounting system was reasonably delicate and difficult to maintain adjustment. There are numerous instances of field modifications where screws were added at various locations on the rails to make the mounting more stable. In fact, the mounting on this unit has an additional screw near the front end of the slide which attaches it more securely to the rail. Even with the additional screw the mount still has a little play. PROVENANCE: Alan Brown Coll. CONDITION: Rifle retains virtually all of a fine professionally restored finish, possibly from the armory. Stock appears new and retains all of its fine oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. Optics appear to have a little trash inside but are clear with intact crosshairs. Eye cup, as noted above, is nearly crystallized and misshapen. The carrying case is sound with light soil and some minor verdigris around rivets. Carrying strap is dry & delicate but still serviceable. Combination tool is fine 4-39336 JR323 (3,000-5,000)

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*OUTSTANDING SPRINGFIELD NRA MODEL 1903 BOLT ACTION RIFLE. SN 624198. Cal. 30-06. Usual configuration with 24″ bbl marked “SA / 4-16” with flaming bomb in center. It has orig front sight with sheet metal sight hood and Buffington rear sight. Mounted in a full length 1-pc walnut stock with grasping grooves and “J.S.A.” cartouche in a rectangle on left side. Bottom of stock has “P” proof in circle and has checkered buttplate with trap. It has long upper handguard with split front band/bayonet lug with stacking swivel and a grooved middle band with sling loop and a corresponding sling loop in buttstock. Trigger guard and floorplate are bright polished blue with the trigger guard front tang stamped with an ordnance corps flaming bomb over “N.R.A.” This marking is pictured on page 393 of The Springfield 1903 Rifles, Brophy. These rifles, so marked, were available only through the National Rifle Association and apparently very few were ever ordered as they are rarely encountered today. Bottom of bbl, under the forestock, is stamped with what may be a star gauge mark “D17 /3”. Bbl, under the forestock and handguard, is still covered in cosmoline. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Overall retains about all of its fine orig armory finish to both metal and wood with only slight sharp edge wear. Wood has a minor bruise or two and a very few, very small, nicks and scratches. Cut-off retains most of its orig case colors, moderately faded. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-39737 JR321 (2,000-3,000)

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*RARE SPRINGFIELD HOFFER THOMPSON GALLERY TRAINING RIFLE. SN 97721. Cal. 22. Built on an early 1903 action with 24″ bbl marked “SA / 8-20” with a flaming bomb in the middle. Mounted in a full length 1903 stock with grasping grooves and high hump long handguard. It has an early split front band/bayonet lug with stacking swivel and grooved middle band with sling loop and corresponding sling loop in buttstock, that contains a crisp new “1918” dated composite military sling with steel hooks. Stock has a visible “JSA” cartouche on left side. Buttplate is smooth steel with trap. Rifle has standard 03 sights with sheet metal front sight hood and 2850 gd. rear sight. Receiver & bolt are greenish gray Parkerized finish, probably refinished at the time of rebuild to Hoffer Thompson configuration. Trigger guard & floorplate are polished blue. PROVENANCE: Carl Metz Collection. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl, receiver, bolt & follower retain virtually all of their armory restored finish. Bands, floorplate & trigger guard retain most of their orig armory blue. Wood is sound with nicks, dings & scratches and retains about all of an armory restored oil finish. Sling is crisp. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. 4-38453 (1,200-2,000)

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*JOHNSON MODEL 1941 SEMI-AUTO MILITARY RIFLE WITH BAYONET. SN 7062. Cal. 30-06. Fine Johnson rifle with 22″ tapered rnd bbl, tall front sight with ears and bayonet lug collar near muzzle. Top of receiver is marked with all the usual model 1941 nomenclature. It also has its orig long rear sight with captive elevator marked “M2” on left side and graduated to 1000 meters on right side. Mounted in a2-pc American walnut stock with checkered steel buttplate and perforated integral steel handguard. It has factory sling swivels containing a military style leather sling with steel hooks. Johnson rifles were a late entry into the semi-automatic military rifle field and were not favorably received by the Army during test trials. However the Marine Corps did purchase a few for their paratroopers. Other contracts were to the Dutch military, all in 30-06, and to some South American governments in 7 mm Mauser. Accompanied by orig Johnson bayonet #893 on bbl ring with orig brown leather sheath. PROVENANCE: Alan Brown Coll. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains most of its dull orig blue with the receiver and integral handguard retaining about all of its black oxide finish, with blued top tang and matte finish magazine box. Wood is sound and retains about all of a restored finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. Bayonet and sheath are extremely fine. Sling is extremely fine. 4-39343 JR316 (2,000-3,000)

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*MIL-TECH JOHNSON MODEL 1941 SEMI-AUTO MILITARY RIFLE. SN 2236. Cal. 30-06. Fine Johnson rifle with 22″ tapered rnd bbl, tall front sight with ears and bayonet lug collar near muzzle. Top of receiver is marked with all the usual model 1941 nomenclature. It also has its orig long rear sight with captive elevator marked “M2” on left side and graduated to 1000 meters on right side. Mounted in 2-pc American walnut stock with checkered steel buttplate and perforated integral steel handguard. It has factory sling swivels containing a military style leather sling with brass hooks. Johnson rifles were a late entry into the semi-automatic military rifle field and were not favorably received by the Army during test trials. However the Marine Corps did purchase a few for their paratroopers. Other contracts were to the Dutch military, all in 30-06, and to some South American governments in 7 mm Mauser. Accompanied by a Johnson bayonet with brown leather sheath, which may be modern reproductions. Also accompanied by a Mil-Tech hinged lid white pine box serial numbered to this rifle. Box contains orig packing material, owner’s manual and other papers. PROVENANCE: Alan Brown Coll. CONDITION: Very fine. Retains virtually all fine custom restored finish to both metal and wood. Wood may be modern replacements. Sling is new. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. Box is also new. 4-39342 JR317 (2,000-3,000)

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*SPRINGFIELD M1-C SNIPER RIFLE. SN 3414241. Cal. 30-06. 24″ bbl. This Springfield Armory M1-C sniper rifle was developed by the Springfield Armory for use in both the European and Pacific theaters in 1944. Its production time was relatively short because the receiver had to be sent to Griffin & Howe to have the scope base installed prior to heat treating. This made its term of production very short and specific. The rifle SN ranges were all manufactured between 3.1 and 3.8 million. This example falls just about in the middle of that range with a bbl date of January 1945. It is equipped with a Lyman M81 Telescope which was the earliest variant used. It is also equipped with a Hart Cone type flash hider and a Boyt 44 leather sling. The leather cheek-piece is unmarked. All components of this rifle appear to be orig manufacture to this gun with the exception of trigger guard and gas cyl lock, which are both post-war. The op rod is a -9 flat side, the bolt being a -19 and trigger group being a -14. The scope base s numbered to the gun in hand stamped numbers between the screws. PROVENANCE: Carl Metz Collection. CONDITION: Metal of rifle shows better than 95% of the orig green Parkerizing with some slight high edge wear and on the bolt lugs. Handguards show good condition with only light scuffing and some very minor bruising. Buttstock shows slightly more use with the left side having been slightly scraped down as was common at the armories. The NFR cartouche and cross cannons are still very present. M81 telescope shows very good condition, retaining better than 90% of its blue with nice clear optics. The sight knobs have no drawing board numbers and are possible early replacements. The rubber eye piece is soft and pliable with no cracks present. Mechanics are crisp and the bore is bright with a T&E of 2. 4-38443 (2,500-3,500)

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*WINCHESTER MODEL M1-D GARAND SNIPER RIFLE. SN 2441706. Cal. 30-06. Usual configuration with 24″ bbl marked with drawing number and date “1-53 MD 34” and a small ordnance wheel. It has standard battle sights, a clamp-on flash hider and is mounted with M84 scope with rubber eye cup, SN 9173. Mounted in a 1-pc walnut stock with 2-pc handguards. Stock has the “P” proof on grip and has the DoD acceptance cartouche on left side. Buttstock is mounted with an “MRT / 11-52” laced-on leather cheekpiece. Sling loops contain a cloth sling. Buttplate is stamped sheet metal with trap that contains an orig 4-section cleaning rod with tip and handle in orig cloth case and a double ended plastic oil bottle. PROVENANCE: Alan Brown Coll. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains most of its orig gray/green Parkerized finish with gas tube retaining most of a restored black finish. Receiver and trigger loop also retain most of a fine restored finish. Cheekpiece appears new. Sling is fine. Stock has a few minor storage and handling nicks and dings and retains most of its orig oil finish. Handguards are probably modern replacements. Mechanics are fine, very bright shiny bore. Scope has been cleaned and artificially aged. Optics are fine. 4-39340 JR319 (1,500-2,500)

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*FINE SPRINGFIELD M1-D GARAND SNIPER RIFLE. SN 2477914. Cal. 30-06. Usual configuration with 24″ bbl marked “SA-4-53”. It has a standard battle sights and is mounted with M84 scope with rubber eye cup, SN 13521. Mounted in a 1-pc walnut stock with 2-pc handguard. Stock has the “P” proof on grip and is mounted with an “MRT / 11-62” laced on leather cheekpiece. Sling loops contain a cloth sling. Buttplate is stamped sheet metal with trap that contains an orig 4-section cleaning rod with tip and handle in orig cloth case, a double ended plastic oil bottle and a tiny container of grease. PROVENANCE: Alan Brown Coll. CONDITION: Very fine. All the metal retains a wonderful arsenal type restored gray/green Parkerized finish. Wood is sound with some minor oil staining on upper handguard and overall retains most of its fine oil finish with minor storage and handling marks. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. Optics are fine. 4-39337 JR318 (2,000-4,000)

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*THE RAREST OF ALL TRENCH GUN MODELS, THE ITHACA MODEL 37. SN 60974. Cal. 12 ga. 20″ bbl with 6-row heat shield with bayonet lug. Left side of bbl at chamber marked “ITHACA GUN CO. INC. ITHACA, N.Y.-PATENT NO. 1849982 MODEL-37/12 GA.-2-3/4″ CHAMBER”. Lower left side adjacent receiver is a “P” aligned with “ORDINANCE BOMB” & “R.L.B.” on receiver for inspector “Roy L. Bowlin”. Front right side of receiver is stamped with SN, as well as matching number on bottom of bbl. No other markings are found. Mounted with straight grain walnut, pistol grip, hard rubber serrated buttplate, inlet base with swivel 3″ from toe, carrying an OD green canvas sling. Stock is un-numbered factory replacement, 16-ring corn cob forend. The total production of WWII Model 37 trench guns is reported to be 1,422, and fall in the SN range of 57820 to 61450. CONDITION: Very good. Heat shield retains most of its orig blue and is missing the bead sight. Exposed bbl shows thinning orig blue with some very fine flaked spots of surface oxidation. Receiver and mag tube show orig blue with considerable flaked finish from shallow surface oxidation mostly in forward portion and bottom of receiver. The factory replacement stock is sound with some normal nicks & dings, and retains orig oil finish. Forend is sound with normal nicks, dings & some tiny chips and retains an oil finish with hand worn patina. Mechanics are crisp with a shiny bore with a couple shallow scattered pits. 4-39177 BDT159 (10,000-12,500)

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*LATE WINCHESTER MODE 97 TRENCH GUN. SN 924825. Cal. 12 ga. 20-7/8″ bbl, 4-row heat shield with bayonet and front sight, bbl markings on left side not covered by heat shield are “L 97-WINCHESTER/ TRADEMARK-12 GA. 2-3/4″ CHAM./CYL.” Top of bbl has WP proof mark and ordinance bomb, right side has series of patent dates. Standard takedown receiver, proof mark forward left side, with Rockwell mark, lower left side “U.S.” and “ORDINANCE BOMB”. Mounted with straight grain walnut, pistol grip, Winchester hard rubber buttplate, inlet base with sling swivel, 4-3/8″ from toe, leather adjustable sling, stamped on inside “MILDEW PROOFED/R.I. ORD CENTER/1945”. Center of left side stock has rectangular box cartouche “W.B.” over a cross-cannon cartouche. PROVENANCE: Alan Brown Coll. CONDITION: Fine. Heat shield retains thinning orig blue, mixing with some brown patina and normal nicks, dings & scratches. Exposed bbl and mag tube retain most of their orig blue with some faint spotting over chamber with some fine surface oxidation. Receiver retains most of its blue finish that appears orig, but may be an arsenal restored finish, markings are crisp with some minor wear at sharp corners, and some minor nicks & dings. Stock is sound with some shallow dents, normal nicks & dings, a 3/8″ gouge on left side of wrist, and a repaired chip at toe running from swivel base back. Mechanics are crisp with a bright shiny bore. 4-39331 BDT158 (2,000-4,000)

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*RARE PRESENTATION IBM M-1 CARBINE. SN 3957331. Cal. 30 Carbine. Unusual and rare carbine with 18″ tapered rnd bbl marked “IBM CORP” with winged front sight and standard ramp rear sight. It is mounted in a nicely figured, uncheckered American walnut stock with standard handguard with a small ordnance wheel on the right side of the butt just behind the grip. Right rear side of butt has a 2″ x 1″ pewter plate, recessed and tacked in place, that is inscribed “PRESENTED TO / W.J. NILES / BY / IBM PLANT #4 / AUGUST 1944 / POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y.” Accompanied by 1 oxide finished 20-rnd mag and an orig canvas sling & oiler. In keeping with the presentation, this carbine has all the metal polished bright and blued with bright polished bolt and beautifully finished wood. Buttplate is also polished bright. Stock does not have the “P” proof on the grip. Consignor states that Mr. Niles’s family informed him that this was the last M-1 carbine produced by I.B.M. However, information presented on pg 484 of War Baby, Ruth,discloses that the last serial number produced by IBM was serial number 4000999 in May of 1944 when their contract for M-1 Carbines was canceled by the War Department. Also on the same page of the reference publication is a line drawing of the presentation plaque as found on this carbine. The caption reads “Available data indicates that six or more presentation carbines of I.B.M. Manufacturer were given to I.B.M. officials in conjunction with having reached a munitions productions milestone during WWII”. Since this plaque is dated after the cessation of production of carbines at the Poughkeepsie plant it is likely that this presentation to Mr. Niles for work performed during the production period between August 1943 and May 1944, the dates of I.B.M.’s carbine production. According to the reference publication, during this period I.B.M. engineers and plant workers developed numerous new innovations to speed production and save man hours & money. It is likely that Mr. Niles was one of the innovators or possibly a supervisor during this period. From the text of the caption for the plaque in the reference publication it is possible that their may be records of these presentations. CONDITION: Extremely fine. As new, retains virtually all of its fine orig presentation finish with only 1 or 2 extremely minor handling and storage tiny nicks. Hold open detent and spring are missing. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore, probably unfired. 4-39712 JR320 (3,000-5,000)

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*EXTREMELY RARE REMINGTON MODEL 720 NAVY TROPHY BOLT-ACTION RIFLE. SN 42234. Cal. 30-06. 22″ rnd bbl, banded ramp front sight with fine gold bead. Sporting rear sight with set screw and elevator. Bbl is marked, “REMINGTON ARMS CO., INC., REMINGTON/ILION WORKS, ILION, N.Y. MADE IN U.S.A.” Left side of bbl adjacent receiver “SPRINGFIELD/30 CAL. 1906”. The Enfield-style action is marked on right front, “REMINGTON/REG. U.S.PAT.OFF.” Left side “MODEL -720” and serial number. Mounted with nicely figured walnut, checkered pistol grip, Remington marked checkered steel buttplate, checkered panels on forend, fixed sling swivel loops. Floor plate is engraved, “SECRETARY OF THE NAVY TROPHY/ATLANTIC FLEET CLAY PIGEON/CHAMPION 1970”. Left side of stock is stamped with the Navy Ordnance Acceptance cartouche and the initials “FJA” for arms inspector Frank J. Atwood. There had been about 1,000 of these Model 720s sold to the Navy in early 1942 but were apparently never issued. After the war, they were destined for destruction but saved by Marine Major Cam Hayden who convinced the Secretary of the Navy to keep the guns and issue them as Naval shooting trophies. The gun is accompanied by a photocopy of a story from “American Rifleman”, May 2001, detailing the Model 720 history. PROVENANCE: Alan Brown Coll. CONDITION: Extremely fine as gun appears test-fired only. There is a little thinning of the blue on the band of front ramp and side of bolt release on front action. Stock retains virtually all of its orig finish with a couple minor nicks and storage bruises. Top of comb at buttplate has a small chip that has started to lift. Checkering is crisp and sharp. Mechanics are crisp with a bright, new bore. 4-39333 BDT83 (3,000-5,000)

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*BARRETT MODEL 82A1 50 CAL SEMI-AUTO RIFLE. SN 1204. Cal. 50BMG. 33″ bbl w/ muzzle brake. Standard configuration Barrett 82A1 with folding iron sights and a scope rail. Mounted with Leupold Mark IV M1-10X scope with bullet drop compensator. It is also equipped with an adjustable bipod, carry handle and one spare magazine. Accompanied by a Pelican 1750 hard case. PROVENANCE: Alan Brown Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine, possibly unfired. Mechanics are crisp, bore is bright and shiny.Optics clear. Pelican case is as new. 4-39347 JWD1 (5,000-10,000)

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*RARE SIG NAUHAUSEN MODEL PE-57 SEMI-AUTO RIFLE. SN 4343. Cal. 7.5 Swiss. Black finish with 23″ bbl, tall adjustable front sight and micrometer adjustable rear sight. Bbl has 3 raised bands for firing rifle grenades with a bayonet lug on bottom of the front sight ring. Bbl shroud is pierce metal and there is a carrying handle in the receiver with a detachable 8-rnd box mag. Buttstock is made of black synthetic material with a large skeletonized understock and integral pistol grip. Left side lower group is marked “SIGARMS INC. / HERDON VA / Made in Switzerland”. This extremely well made rifle is renowned for its accuracy and reliability with its roller locking system. Few were ever imported into the U.S. Accompanied by factory cleaning kit, spare magazine sling and manual w/ test target. PROVENANCE: Alan Brown Coll. CONDITION: Extremely fine, probably unfired, all matching. Retains virtually all orig military style finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. Accessories are unused. 4-39345 JR315 (2,500-4,500)

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*EXTREMELY RARE FRANCHI SPAS 15 PUMP/SEMI-AUTO SHOTGUN. SN SP00794. Cal. 12 ga. 18-1/16″ bbl, muzzle is threaded & has thread protector with sling swivel directly behind, enlarged “AR” style system, large plastic forend that will allow you to operate gun semi-auto or as a pump shotgun. Large detachable 6-shot mag, receiver has carrying handle across top with fixed sight, operating handle is below and on top of receiver. Left side of receiver is marked “S.P.A.S. 15 L. FRANCHI S.p.A.-BRESCIA MADE IN ITALY” and stenciled in red “FRANCHI SPAS 15”. Right side of receiver is stenciled in red “FRANCHI SPAS 15”. Serial number is on upper left side. Dual safety of manual in front of trigger and grip safety. Buttstock is a black plastic fixed “AR” style. Gun had very limited importation in 1989 of reported less than 200 before the ATF disallowed further importation.Accompanied by factory sling and manual. PROVENANCE: Alan Brown Coll. CONDITION: Extremely fine, gun appears new and test fired only. 4-39335 BDT160 (2,500-3,500)

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1067

*RARE 1917 FRENCH TRANSITIONAL SEMI AUTOMATIC RIFLE. SN 26969. Cal. 8mm Lebel. 31″ bbl. Model 1917, Manufacture d’Armes, marked “MA”. Includes orig leather sling with, brass keeper disks. Extremely fine example of unusual French Transitional Semi Auto rifle dated October 1917. Action operates smoothly when cycled by hand and appears fully functional. This firearm appears to have been made from standard service rifle parts, stock is inlet for orig rifle bbl band and shows evidence of gouges having been filled in. Makers mark “MA” and “N” on the receiver and barrel. Bbl indexed to receiver. Stock also includes maker’s cartouche “MA” and “October 1917”. SN matched on stock, charging handle, and bbl. Safety retaining plate SN does not appear to match rest of gun. Orig and unusual mag retaining latch. CONDITION: 1920’s arsenal refinish is very fine to excellent, with the exception of the trigger guard and trigger assembly which is the white with some flecks of surface rust. Mag cover shows evidence of refinishing with buff marks and copper filling on each side, about an inch. Leather sling is stiff with green verdigris starting along the keeper disks, but still very serviceable. Bore is shiny and bright, and bolt face is excellent. Interesting and innovative example of transition from bolt action to semi auto, from early 20th century. 4-39782 JWK27 (1,500-3,000)

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1068

*RARE MAUSER MODEL G41M BOLT ACTION/SEMI-AUTO GERMAN MILITARY RIFLE. SN 11677. Cal. 8×57 Mauser. Most unusual rifle with 23″ bbl with G41 style muzzle brake, ramp front sight with hood and a 1200 meter rear sight. Receiver is built with the appearance of a bolt action rifle and will operate as such but will also function as a semi-automatic. It is equipped with a rear mounted bolt handle and an action cover secured with spring-loaded latches on each side of the front end that when depressed allows the cover to open exposing the entire inner works. It utilizes a 10 round box magazine that has replaced the regular Mauser style floorplate. It is mounted in a one-piece walnut stock with split front band/bayonet lug and rear band with integral sling loop and the normal slot in the stock for the rear end of the sling and contains an original German military sling. Left side of the butt is marked with a “WaA135” Waffenampt. It has a stamped steel buttplate and is accompanied by an original, mismatched bayonet with steel sheath and black leather frog. Consignor states that this is an officer’s WWII bring back and was obtained directly from the family. Very few of these rare rifles were ever produced and a very few of those survive today. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine, all matching. Metal retains most of its fine original factory finish, thinned and turning brown on the muzzle brake and that portion of the exposed bbl. Receiver and action cover retain strong bright blue. Trigger guard and magazine are a plum-brown patina. Wood is sound with light handling and use marks and retains most of a finish added long ago. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore with light pitting. Bayonet has been sharpened but is fine. 4-38987 (7,500-12,500)

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1069

*WALTHER G43 SEMI-AUTO RIFLE. SN 877k. Cal. 8 mm Mauser. Usual configuration with 22″ rnd bbl, tall front sight which is missing the hood and a 1200 yd military rear sight. Left side receiver is marked “G43”, the SN and “ac 44”. It has a large stamped sheet metal trigger guard and 10 rnd detachable box mag also marked “G43” with the manufacture’s code “aye” and Waffenampt “WaA843”. Right rear of receiver has a scope rail. Mounted in a laminated stock with laminated upper handguard and has a large Nazi eagle over “359” on left side of buttstock there is a small Nazi eagle over “WaA359” on the face of the grip. Bottom of stock is stamped with SN. Sheet metal buttplate with trap is rusted. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine, all matching. Overall retains virtually all of its orig blue and phosphate finish with the mag retains about 90% black paint. Stock is sound with light storage and handling marks with rusted buttplate. Mechanics are crisp, strong bore dark in grooves. 4-39521 JR314 (2,500-4,000)

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1070

*EXTREMELY FINE J. P. SAUER LUFTWAFFE DRILLING. SN 337916. Cal. 12 x 12 x 9.3 x 74R. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 25-5/8″ Barrels with flat matted rib with crossbolt extension, are engraved “9.3 X 74.R” in ovoid unmatted area toward rear. U-notch pop-up rear sight, marked for 100 meters, is installed a third of the way down bbl, and silver bead front sight is longitudinally dovetailed into end of rib. Tops of bbls are stamped “Krupp – Laufstahl”. Breech ends of bbls have two bands of interlocking rings, and are stamped “J.P. Sauer & Sohn, Suhl.” Rear side of right bbl is stamped with Luftwaffe flying eagle clutching swastika. Bottom bbl is stamped “Krupp – Laufstahl”, and with SN. Rear portion of bottom bbl has Sauer logo, caliber, eagle N proofs, and proof date of 1/42. Shotgun bbl flats are also nitro proofed for 12 ga. and 65 mm chambers. Bottom of rear lump is stamped with waffenampt. Case hardened Blitz action has rifle / shotgun selector on top tang, Greener style side safety, pin type cocking indicators, side clips, and double triggers, with front trigger set. Action has about 20% coverage of lightly cut scroll engraving with “J. P. Sauer & Sohn, Suhl.” on either side. Trigger plate has Sauer “S S u” logo. Case hardened steel trigger guard has a bit of scroll on bow, and SN on tang. The rear of the top tang is engraved “W. St.”. This looks to have been done at time of making, and its significance is unknown. (Unit marking?) Lightly fiddle figured European walnut pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/8″ over Sauer logo composition buttplate, and has sling loop on toe line, typical Germanic right hand cheekpiece, steel grip cap, and 18 LPI point pattern checkering with line border. On right side of butt is incised stamp of Luftwaffe eagle clutching swastika. Matching splinter forend has Deeley release, and last four digits of SN on iron. Bore diameter: left -.722, right -.722. Bore restrictions: left -.032, right -.033. Wall thickness: left -.034, right -.029. Drop at heel: 2-9/16″, drop at comb: 1-9/16″. Weight: 7 lbs. 10 oz, LOP 14-1/8″. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain nearly all original blue, thinning very slightly at muzzles, with a few light marks from handling and use. Action retains 95% of original color, with a few minor stains, and silvering a bit on beads, and sharp edges. Trigger guard has nearly all of its case color and lacquer, thinning and silvering a bit at grip. Stock retains nearly all its original finish, with a small number of marks and nicks. Forend iron and latch show a considerable amount of their case color, but thinned, and mostly silver gray. Action is tight. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny. Set trigger works. A high condition example of this sought after Drilling. 4-39725 MGM106 (6,000-8,000)

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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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*RARE & SPECIAL ENGRAVED MRS. HERMANN GOERING PRESENTATION WALTHER PPK SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 889230. Cal. 7.65 mm (32 ACP). Blue finish with 3-1/4″ bbl, fixed sights and standard Walther banner marbled brown composition 1-pc grip. Pistol has nearly full coverage wonderful pre-WWII engraving consisting of foliate arabesque patterns with extremely fine and well-executed punch dot background. Engraving was applied around the SN but over the proof marks. Sides of trigger and front web of trigger guard are engraved in spider web or diamond patterns. Exposed bbl skirt is engraved in diamond & dot patterns. Right forward side of slide is engraved with a shield shaped family crest consisting of three 6-pointed stars, two above and one below with a wide bar across the center in between. Bottom front of slide is engraved in geometric patterns and the shoulder of the thumb safety is engraved to match the slide. Lower front sides of frame are engraved in a running leaf pattern. This pistol was a gift to Emma Johanna Henny “Emmy” Goering (nee Sonnemann) (24 March 1893 to 8 June 1973) apparently on her wedding day to Nazi German Field Marshall Hermann Goering, on 10 April 1935. Emmy was the daughter of a wealthy German salesman and became an actress in the National Theater. She had been previously married in 1916 but later divorced. Field Marshall Goering had also been previously married to a Swedish lady who had died in Oct. 1931. Field Marshall Goering was a very wealthy and powerful man in Germany who owned mansions, estates & castles in Austria, Germany & Poland who also was an inveterate big game hunter and firearms collector with major gun collections in all of his residences. In fact Field Marshall Goering established a game preserve in Poland which still exists today. At the reception after their wedding they reportedly hosted 320 guests at his country estate, Reichsjagerhof, which had previously been named Carinhall after his first wife Carin, but later became known as Emmyhall. When the Goering’s daughter, Etta was born in June 1938 Field Marshall Goering had 500 planes fly over the hospital in Berlin where she was born and stated that he would have had 1,000 planes fly over as a salute had the child been a boy. Emmy Goering frequently served as Hitler’s hostess prior to and during WWII and there is speculation that this pistol may have been a gift from Hitler. Documentation accompanying this pistol shows a photograph of the handle of a piece of Field Marshall & Mrs. Goering’s silverware which has the engraved family crests of the Goering and Sonnemann families. Mr. Goering’s is on the left and depicts a mailed arm clutching a sword and the Sonnemann crest is on the right and is as described previously. After the end of WWII Emmy Goering, now a widow, was convicted by a German Denazification Court for being a Nazi which sentenced her to one year in jail. When she was released 1/3 of her property was confiscated and she was banned from the stage for five years. Upon her release she secured a small apartment in Berlin where she remained for the rest of her life. She wrote an autobiography published in both German & English in 1972 and she died in Munich in 1973. Accompanied by a letter of authentication from renowned Walther firearm author & authority, Dieter H. Marschall. He authenticates the engraving as mid-1930’s and identifies the Sonnemann Family Crest on the slide. He states that there are other Emmy Goering wedding presents with the same type coat of arms. This is undoubtedly an authentic engraved PPK that was probably a wedding present, if not from Adolph Hitler, at least from a high ranking Nazi official. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Overall retains 98-99% strong orig factory blue with only slight muzzle edge and sharp edge wear around the top of the grip. Engraving is crisp & clean and shows no wear. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, may have been fired but if so, very little. 4-39837 JR334 (20,000-30,000)

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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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RARE BERGMANN SIMPLEX SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 2093. Cal. 8 mm Bergmann. Blue finish with 2-3/4″ keyhole shape bbl with integral front sight and fixed rear sight at top rear of frame. This little pistol has a detachable staggered box magazine mounted in front of trigger guard, appears to be 8-shots. It has a swinging thumb safety on left side and checkered spur exposed hammer. Mounted with 1-pc hard rubber grip marked “Simplex” on both sides and has an oval butt cap integral with the frame. Trigger, hammer & safety are straw colored. While these little pistols are well made and reliable they never gained popularity in the U.S. or anywhere outside of Europe and were in production only between 1898-1905. Ammunition has not been commercially available in the U.S. for most of the ensuing time since. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Overall retains 93-95% strong orig blue with a few cleaned spots on the sides. Trigger, hammer & safety retain strong straw colors and grip is sound having turned chocolate. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-39288 JR272 (4,000-6,000)

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1076

*DWM MODEL 1902 LUGER CARBINE WITH MATCHING STOCK AND CASE. SN 23708. Cal. .30 Luger. 11-3/4″ Unproofed round barrel with integral matted front sight base and actuator lug, is fitted with three position rear sight with locking detents for 100, 200, and 300 yards. Front bead is dovetailed through integral base. SN is on bottom of bbl. Old style receiver has last two digits of SN on lug. “Flaming bomb” proof is at left side of lug. Frame with grip safety has forend hanger mounted at front with SN on bottom of hanger. Triangle in circle proof (often found on Portuguese contract Lugers) is in well. Takedown lever and trigger are marked with last digits of SN, as is sideplate. DWM marked dished knob toggle with lock has SN on rear section and breech block. Checkered forend with sling loop has schnable tip and fastens to hanger with side nail through oval German silver escutcheons. No. “3” and last two digits of SN are stamped in hanger well. Unmarked nickel-plated magazine has walnut base plug. Streaked and lightly figured buttstock has steel attaching iron with toggle on left side to secure it to carbine. Last two digits of SN are on top of iron. Stock is checkered at about 20 LPI in point pattern with single line and broad flat mullered borders. Stock features sling loop and ribbed composition buttplate. New made wooden case is partially lined in red cloth, and contains spare wood bottom magazine, unmarked takedown tool, original cleaning rod, and oiler, takedown pin, and box of Remington 30 Luger cartridges. With the carbine is a reproduction leather sling. PROVENANCE: Invoice from Ralph Shattuck, and anonymous letter describing carbine. CONDITION: Very fine. Blued parts retain nearly all of their original blue, silvering slightly on high points. There are a few areas where blue has been added. Safety lever, takedown lever, and magazine release have had their straw restored. Trigger retains 80% original straw. Grips show slight wear. Forend has been lightly refinished, and has a repaired crack at bottom through checkering, pinned with two steel pins. Stock has a light oil refinish, and checkering has been re-cut. Bore is excellent, bright and shiny. New case is excellent, as are accessories. Box of cartridges shows discoloration, and lots of nicks and chips on label and box. 4-39239 MGM73 (12,500-17,500)

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*DWM 1902 LUGER CARBINE. SN 21679. Cal. .30 Luger. 11-3/4″ Unproofed round barrel with integral front sight base and actuator lug, is stamped with SN under sweated-on rear sight with three position elevator marked for 100, 200, and 300 yards. Silver bead fire blued front sight is dovetailed through matted base. Old style receiver has last three digits of SN on lug, with “Flaming bomb” proof in front of lug, and “P” on right side. Grip safety frame has forend hanger affixed at front end, with SN on bottom of hanger. No. “2” as well as “Flaming bomb” commercial proof are stamped in well. Takedown lever and trigger are stamped with last two digits of SN. Dished knob toggle has “DWM” on middle link with last two digits of SN on bottom, last three digits of SN on rear, and two digits of SN on breech block. Dark, dense grips are affixed to frame with fire blued screws. Correct nickel-plated magazine has walnut base plug with “Flaming bomb” proof. Point pattern checkered forend has schnable tip, sling loop, and actuator. It attaches to hanger with side nail through oval German silver escutcheons, with last two digits of SN in actuator recess. CONDITION: Excellent. Barrel and receiver retain 95% plus original blue, silvering very slightly on high edges, and where bbls come in contact with forend during firing. There is a very small area of minor pinprick pitting about an inch in front of the rear sight, which shows some evidence of cleaning. Frame retains 95% plus original blue, again silvered on a few high points, browning slightly on front grip strap and stock lug. Strawed parts show most of their original straw. Bright polished area under safety toggle is browning slightly. Interior of frame and receiver have a good deal of congealed oil, and could use a good cleaning. Grips show very slight wear with one or two diamonds missing. Forend shows most of its original finish with a few marks and dings from handling and use. Bore is good, slightly dark, and frosted throughout. Rifling is strong. An unmolested example of this important Luger variation. 4-39251 MGM74 (6,000-10,000)

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*KRIEGHOFF SECOND SERIES COMMERCIAL LUGER WITH HOLSTER AND SPARE MAG. SN P33. Cal. 30 Luger. 4″ Barrel has post 1939 nitro proof on bottom. Receiver is unmarked except for proof and “33” on left side. Frame is marked “Gesichert” with safety lever in down position, has SN on front, nitro proof on left side, and Krieghoff parts proof on right. “610” is stamped in front well. All small parts are unnumbered, except trigger, which is numbered “53”. Unnumbered toggle assembly has Krieghoff, “HK”, and anchor logo, and is stamped “Krieghoff Suhl” on center link. Extractor is marked “Geladen”. Breech block has nitro proof, and Krieghoff parts proof. Unnumbered sideplate has parts proof, as does trigger lever. Grips are molded black plastic with coarse checkering. Unmarked extruded blued magazine has Bakelite plug. Black leather military type holster has Waffenampt and “2” under flap. Inside flat is marked in pencil “Webert” and “Bad Kissingen”. Spare tin-plated magazine has beech base plug marked “2739” and “+”. CONDITION: Excellent, showing only the very slightest wear of the original dark salt-blue; mostly at muzzle, front of frame, sharp edges, and trigger lever boss of sideplate. Strawed parts show slight silvering on right side of trigger. Grip screws show use, with slight silvering of their fire blue, mostly on right side. Bore is excellent, bright and shiny. Excellent holster shows a number of light marks and scuffs. Black is thinning, and has not been re-polished. Spare mag is browning with some chips to base plug. Very fine example of this scarce variation with a very low number. Kenyon states in his book LUGERS AT RANDOM (1969) that the lowest serial number reported is P 46. 4-39187 MGM88 (14,000-18,000)

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1079

*DWM 1906 AMERICAN EAGLE LUGER WITH “IDEAL” STOCK, SPARE GRIPS, HOLSTER, CASE AND ACCESSORIES. SN 49193. Cal. 30 Luger. 4-3/4″ Barrel has SN and commercial crowned “N” proof on bottom. Receiver has American Eagle on ring, crowned “N” proof is on left front side, and last two digits of SN on lug. Grip safety new style frame has polished area under side safety lever with SN and “Germany” stamped on front. Front well is stamped with “P”, as well as “2”, and “01”. Toggle assembly has DWM logo on central link. Extractor is marked “Loaded”. All numbers and proofs on frame, small parts, and toggle match. Nickel-plated magazine has walnut base plug that is stamped with an “H”. Frame is currently fitted with walnut and steel “IDEAL” grips for the steel telescoping buttstock with leather holster which accompanies this pistol. Stock is stamped “Patents Pending” on “butt” portion. With the pistol are the original walnut grips. Also included is a black leatherite case with nickel-plated trim, lined in green cloth, which contains two spare magazines with unmarked beech base plugs, a 2-pc box of Remington 30 Luger ammunition, with reproduction cleaning rod, takedown tool, and pin. This case is made to fit only the pistol, with no provision for the stock. Brown leather flap holster has scroll embossed borders with no. “1304C” on belt loop. CONDITION: Excellent, near new, with only the slightest evidence of silvering of original blue on sharp edges, and top of front sight. There are a few slight marks on front strap, and a bit of browning on rear strap. High edges of grip safety are silvering. Strawed parts show nearly all of their straw, with right side of trigger blade silvering. “Ideal” grips show considerable marks on wood from handling and use. Side safety does not operate with “Ideal” grips installed, grip safety does. Original grips are excellent. Bore is excellent, bright and shiny, sharp rifling. “Ideal” stock shows areas of pitting, and has been wire-brushed to silver. Leather is good. Reproduction case and accessories are excellent. Spare magazines are good. Box of ammo is good with edges of box slightly worn, and label is chipped and foxed. Holster is fine. A very fine ’06 American Eagle with rare accessory stock. 4-39242 MGM83 (7,500-12,500)

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1080

*DWM 1900 AMERICAN EAGLE WITH “IDEAL” STOCK AND CASE. SN 9598. Cal. 30 Luger. 4-3/4″ Unproofed barrel has SN at bottom rear. Old style receiver has American Eagle on ring, last two digits of SN on lug, and early commercial “Flaming bomb” inspector’s mark or proof, in front of lug. Grip safety frame has early style narrow trigger, short high domed cross checkered safety lever (area under bottom position of lever is polished bright), and narrow grip safety. “Flaming bomb” mark is in well. SN and “Germany” are stamped on front. All numbered parts have matching last two digits of SN. Toggle assembly has DWM logo on middle link. Breech block, middle and rear links are stamped with last two digits of SN. Nickel-plated magazine has unmarked walnut base plug. Frame is fitted with plain uncheckered walnut and steel “Ideal” grips to adapt the pistol to the “Ideal” telescoping buttstock, which is present. Buttstock consists of steel frame and leather holster, and has sheet metal belt clip on left side. Rear portion of stock is stamped “Patents Pending.” With the pistol is a plywood and glass display case containing a spare magazine with beech base plug, “Perfect” pocket oiler, wooden portion of a pair of “Ideal” grips that are checkered, and what appears to be an original German iron cross. CONDITION: Excellent, showing 92-95% original blue, silvering on all edges and high points. Trigger lever boss of sideplate is mostly silver. Front strap is thinning slightly to silver brown. Top of grip safety shows about 70% blue. Polished area under safety is turning brown. Original straw parts are silvering in the usual places. Safety lever is mostly silver gray. Bore is excellent, but slightly frosted. Grip screws are replacements. Magazine is good with a chip to right side of base plug. “Ideal” grips are very good, with most of their original finish, but with a number of marks and nicks. Stock itself is very fine, showing a great deal of its original blue, that is mostly flaked. Leather is very good, crazed, with areas where top grain has flaked. Display case is excellent. Accessories are good. 4-39243 MGM84 (7,500-12,500)

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1081

*DWM 1917 DATED ARTILLERY LUGER WITH SNAIL DRUM MAGAZINE, LOADER, AND OTHER ACCESSORIES. SN 8707 G. Cal. 9 mm. 8″ Barrel is stamped with SN and caliber on bottom, with military proof on right side of integral rear sight base. Nine position rear sight has adjustment screw to fine tune elevation, and front sight base also has adjustment screw for windage. Receiver has military proofs on right, 1917 on ring, and SN without suffix on left. Frame has stock lug, and is marked “Gesichert” on left rear, with safety in down position, and SN is on front. Toggle assembly has “DWM” on central link. Extractor is marked “Geladen”. All small parts have correct numbers and proofs, including beech grips. Tin-plated magazine has no. 8707 on walnut base plug, as do spare magazines, which are also marked “1” and “2”. Black military holster is marked inside flap with indecipherable makers mark, but “1917” is legible. Holster has cleaning rod and takedown tool in compartments. Tool is marked with waffenampt. Second model snail drum magazine is marked with no. 552189, and has its dust cover. Original loading tool has crowned S proof on left side. With pistol there is also a reproduction loading tool. Also included is leather case for spare magazines, and other leather bits and straps, and two boxes of 9mm ammo dated 1917. There is a double ribbon with iron cross, dated 1914, and bronze cross with crossed swords with dates 1914 and 1918. CONDITION: Excellent. Metal retains nearly all of its blue, with bbls slightly silvered, and pitted toward muzzle. Receiver is slightly silvered on high edges. Frame is slightly silvered at extreme front, around trigger guard, sharp edges at rear, and on stock lug. Sideplate retains about 80% blue, silvered on sharp points, on perimeter. Trigger lever boss shows about 50% blue. Strawed parts show nearly all of their color, but with some freckling, and are slightly silvered on high points. Safety lever is mostly silvered toward grip. Bore is excellent, sharp, bright and shiny. Magazine base plugs are replacements with numbers newly stamped. Holster is fine with original brown showing through black on flap. Accessories are fine. Snail drum shows most of its original blue, as does dust cover. Original loading tool shows a considerable amount of its original black finish, but handle is mostly brown. Reproduction loading tool is excellent. Cartridges and medals are fine. 4-39241 MGM110 (5,000-7,000)

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1082

*1916 DATED ARTILLERY LUGER BY DWM. SN 1083 B. Cal. 9 mm. 8″ Standard artillery barrel has SN and caliber markings on bottom, with military proof on right sight base. Rear tangent curve sight has fine adjustment for elevation, and front blade is adjustable for windage. Receiver has military proofs on right, “1916” on ring, and SN without suffix on left. Receiver with stock lug is marked “Gesichert” with safety in bottom position. SN is stamped on front. Toggle assembly has “DWM” on central link. “Geladen” is on extractor. All small parts have correct proofs, and numbers match. Blond walnut grips also have matching numbers. Nickel-plated magazine has walnut base plug, numbered “8979”. PROVENANCE: DAVID D. SOBEL SINGLE SHOT RIFLE COLLECTION. CONDITION: Excellent. Blue shows only the slightest of silvering at muzzles and other sharp edges. There is a small ding on right of receiver above proofs. There are some areas of slight oxidation on sides of frame. Sideplate shows 85-90% blue on trigger lever boss. Straw parts are slightly discolored with some pinprick pits. Grip screws show nearly all their blue. Grips are excellent with very little wear, and just one or two missing diamonds. Bore is excellent, bright and shiny. Magazine is excellent. 4-39520 MGM118 (1,500-2,000)

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1083

*A. F. STOEGER AMERICAN EAGLE LUGER. SN 8735. Cal. 30 Luger. 3-5/8″ Barrel is marked with crowned N proof and “514” with “V” suffix. Receiver has American Eagle on ring. Right side is stamped “Germany” and “A. F. Stoeger Inc” and “New York”. Left side has crowned N proof. There are no numbers or marks on or near receiver lug. Frame with stock lug is marked “Safe” under safety lever. Front is stamped with SN and “Germany”. There is an unrecorded proof of an “N” in a circle, in front well. Rib on right side is stamped “Luger – Registered U. S. Patent Office.” Takedown lever is stamped with no. “14”. Trigger is stamped with no. “35” which is also on hold-open. Sideplate is stamped with “14” on bottom. No. “14” is on back of rear toggle. “DWM” logo is on unnumbered central toggle, Unnumbered breech block has crowned N proof. Extractor is stamped “Loaded”. Streaked, dark, dense walnut grips are retained by fire blued screws. Magazine has walnut base plug stamped “Germany”. CONDITION: Nearly as new, appears unfired. There are a couple of marks above takedown lever on frame where lever was pried open. There are also some marks on the top of the lever. Sideplate has slight silvering on sharp edges. Right side of frame shows slight silvering on rail. Grips are clean and sharp. Grip screws show virtually all of their fire blue. Strawed parts are an original deep golden color, as is only found on these specially produced Lugers. On heat blued pins the fire blue is especially lustrous. This special finish was mentioned in Stoeger’s advertising, that stated that “even a novice could instantly perceive the difference between them” (these Lugers and any other), because of their fine finish. Bore is excellent, bright and shiny, appears unfired. Magazine is excellent. An exceptionally fine piece, just as it left Stoeger’s in the 1930’s. 4-39192 MGM78 (4,250-5,250)

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1084

*RARE DWM I SERIES 1920 COMMERCIAL WITH GRIP SAFETY SOLD BY KREIGHOFF. SN 8459i. Cal. 30. 3-5/8″ bbl, dovetailed blade front sight, no markings over chamber and “DWM” marked toggle. Left side of frame is stamped “HEINRICH KREIGHOFF/WAFFENFABRIK/SUHL”. Safety lever is marked “GESISHERT” in bottom position. Front left side of frame is stamped with a horizontal Crown “N” proof and adjacent receiver is stamped with a vertical Crown “N” proof. There is a faint horizontal Crown “N” proof on left side of toggle. The “I” series of DWM’s between 2000-10,000 are known to be the range that Kreighoff sold. Checkered wooden grips and unnumbered wooden bottom mag. It was also made with rare grip safety and without a stock lug. All external numbered parts are matching. CONDITION: Very fine. Metal retains about 95% blue with faint sharp edgewear a small shallow area of surface oxidation on side plate. Strong straw colors thinning on take down lever and face of trigger, grips are sound with good checkering. Mechanics are crisp with a nice shiny bore. 4-38078 (3,500-4,500)

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1085

*MODEL 1906 AMERICAN EAGLE LUGER BY DWM. SN 35592. Cal.30 Luger. 4-3/4″ Barrel has B U G proofs and SN on bottom. Receiver has BU proofs on left side, American Eagle on top receiver ring, and last two digits of SN on lug. Grip safety frame has bright polished area under safety lever, with SN on front of frame, which is also marked “Germany”. All small parts are marked with last two digits of SN. “Flaming bomb” commercial proof is in well. Toggle assembly has all matching numbers, and BU proofs. Mid link has intertwined “DWM” logo. Extractor is marked “Loaded”. Original nickel-plated magazine has walnut base plug which is marked with “Flaming bomb” commercial proof. PROVENANCE: Military service record of supposed previous owner of this gun. CONDITION: Very fine. Barrel and receiver retain 85-90% original blue, silvered on high edges and muzzle, and thinning on sides of bbl. Frame retains approx 80% original blue, silvered on corners, bottoms of front and rear straps, and other high edges; browning at grip. Takedown lever, trigger, magazine release, and safety lever retain approx. 40% original straw. Grips show considerable wear, with many diamonds flattened from carrying, handling, and use. Bore is fine, with strong rifling, but slightly frosted. 4-39143 (2,000-3,000)

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1086

*1911 DATED 1908 DWM LUGER WITH HOLSTER. SN 7732 L. Cal. 9 mm. 4″ Barrel has SN and “8.83” on bottom, with military proof on top. Receiver has standard military proofs on right side, “1911” on ring, and “32” on lug. Sear has not been altered. Frame has smooth backstrap (no stock lug), Front strap is stamped “19.T.S.2.176.” It is marked “Gesichert” in top safety position. Front is stamped “7732” and “L”. Toggle has DWM logo on center link. Extractor is marked “Geladen”. All other part numbers match, with the exception of the grips, which are marked “82”. Tin-plated magazine has beech base plug numbered “4115” and “c”. Black military holster is marked with Waffenampt (“C D G 44”) with spare magazine, and takedown tool. Takedown tool is marked with Waffenampt “65”. Back of holster has, written in pencil, “Wick” and under flap is “Dunkel”. Spare magazine with walnut base plug has proofs, and no “2354” and “a”. CONDITION: Excellent. All metal retains 90% original blue, silvered at muzzles, high points of receiver, front of frame, and front strap, especially around unit markings. Back strap is turning to brown. Frame wells are clean and shiny. Sideplate is silvering at edges and trigger lever boss. Approximately 50% original straw remains on takedown latch, trigger, and safety lever. Grips show slight wear, and are somewhat dirty, with a few compressions on left side, and two or three missing diamonds on right. Bore is fine with strong rifling, shiny, but slightly frosted. Magazine base plug has a repaired crack. Holster is very good, with numerous scuffs and abrasions from use. Spare magazine is fine, as is takedown tool. 4-39244 MGM86 (2,000-3,000)

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1087

*1915 DWM LUGER WITH ORIGINAL TYPE HOLSTER AND SPARE MAG. SN 8845 b. Cal. 9 mm. 4″ Barrel has military proof on top, with SN and caliber markings on bottom. Receiver has military proofs on right, “1915” on ring, and SN on left side. Sear has not been altered. Frame has stock lug with “Gesichert” stamped in top safety position. Front is stamped with SN. Central link of toggle has DWM logo. Extractor is marked “Geladen”. All numbered small parts are matching, with the exception of the right grip which is unnumbered. Left grip is stamped “45”. Nickel-plated magazine has beech base plug marked “460” and “+”. Brown military holster has indecipherable incised makers stamp, but the date “1915” is legible. There is also an indecipherable ink stamp with date “1917” legible. With holster is spare nickel-plated magazine with beech base plug, numbered “7194”. CONDITION: Very fine. Retaining 90-95% blue, with some pitting around muzzle, and on left side of front sight bolster. Silvered on high points. Grip straps show slight freckling. Small area of pinprick pitting on bottom of left flat of frame. Edges and high points on sideplate are silver. Takedown lever, trigger, and ejector retain 50% of their watery straw. Safety lever is mostly gray. Bore is excellent, with just a hint of frosting in grooves. Walnut grips have slight wear, and are slightly dirty. Magazine is very fine. Holster is fine with normal marks and rubs from use. Some stitching of spare magazine pocket has lifted at top. 4-39249 MGM87 (1,500-2,500)

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1088

*DWM 1916 DATED LUGER WITH CORRECT ERA HOLSTER. SN 1140 m. Cal. 9 mm. 4″ Barrel with SN and caliber on bottom, and military proof on top right. Receiver has military proofs on right side, 1916 on ring, and SN on left. Frame with stock lug is marked “Gesichert” visible when safety lever is in down position. SN is stamped on front. Center link of toggle assembly has DWM logo. Extractor is marked “Geladen”. All small parts have matching numbers, and correct proofs. Tin-plated magazine has walnut base plug numbered “3884 b”. Brown holster is stamped “Lieherungsvervand der sattlermeister halle a/s 1916”. There is also a large stamp “BA III.” Spare tin-plated magazine with walnut base plug is numbered “2376 i”. CONDITION: Excellent. Barrel, receiver and frame retain 96-98% original blue, silvered slightly at muzzle, and on sharp edges. Sideplate is silvered on edges with trigger lever boss having over 50% blue. Trigger has 60-70% straw. Takedown lever has about 50%. Safety lever has about 90%. Walnut grips show slight wear with small chip missing from top rear of left grip. Grip screws have 60-70% blue. Bore is excellent. Holster has numerous marks and scrapes, and is darkening. Spare magazine is fine. A very fine wartime Luger. 4-39248 MGM98 (1,500-2,500)

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1089

*RARE MARTZ BABY AMERICAN EAGLE LUGER WITH HOLSTER & STAND. SN 45820. Cal. 30 Luger. Spectacular Martz Baby Luger altered from a 1906 American Eagle Luger. It has 3″ tapered rnd bbl, dovetailed pedestal mounted front sight and fixed rear sight at rear of toggle. Chamber is marked with the American eagle and the toggle link “DWM”. Left side rail, under sideplate, is stamped “JVM” in an oval, “59” in an oval and “-4” in an oval along with the tiny initials “GM”. In addition to shortening the bbl, Mr. Martz also shortened the grip frame and grips with the grips being about 3-3/4″ long. Of course he also shortened the magazine commensurately and relocated its unmarked wood base. Accompanied by a wonderful display stand built especially by Mr. Martz from very nicely figured California Claro walnut & aluminum with 6-3/8″ diameter rnd base by 2″ high with a dummy solid aluminum magazine mounted in the center of the top. The top swivels to the side to expose cleverly recessed compartments for the magazine, take down tool and seven dummy rds that are permanently mounted in the case. Top of the base, under the lid, is hand stamped “J.V. MARTZ”. There is a small tag under the magazine that is marked on both sides “1906 EAGLE BABY BLUE” and on the other side is inscribed in pen “Dolan / 3-16-79”. Also accompanied by a Gale C. Morgan marked brown leather Luger hard shell flap holster with tab & buckle closure. It has an orig style magazine pocket on front edge containing a second orig Martz short magazine for this pistol. It also has the small tool pocket inside lid containing an additional Luger tool. Flap of tool pocket is stamped “GCM”. Outside flap is stamped with a small American eagle in a circle. Back of holster has two belt loops identical to an original and is marked with a large “59”, a small “4”, “GALE C. MORGAN” and a crown over “M”. Front of holster has the leather lifting thong like an orig holster and the closure tab is marked with the crown over “M” like the back. This is a most unique set and the first Baby Luger holster ever examined by this cataloger. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all matching except bbl, grips & magazines, which are unnumbered. Retains virtually all of its fine custom Martz finish with strong rust blue and straw colors. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. Stand, holster & accessories are equally new. 4-39771 JR294 (5,000-8,000)

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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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1091

*FINE MODERN REPRODUCTION DWM MODEL 1902 CARTRIDGE COUNTER LUGER PISTOL. SN C117 von 250. Cal. 9 mm. Mauser made pistol with 3-3/4″ tapered rnd bbl, fixed sights with “DWM” in gold in an oval on toggle link. Left side of receiver has gold highlighted raised lettering “Mod. 1902 / Cartridge Counter”. It has grip safety and thumb safety with full checkered walnut grips that have a window in left grip with numbers 1-7. Magazine is bright polish nickel steel with wood base marked in script “Cal. 9mm”. Right side of frame has the Interarms import mark with right side of frame & receiver marked with SN “C117 von 250”. Usual parts are straw colored. Accompanied by its red leather covered, rose colored ultra-suede lined attache case style carrying case, compartmented in the bottom for the pistol, a Mauser banner marked brass & blued steel Luger cleaning rod with oiler in handle, a brass Mauser plate and a covered compartment containing a Mauser banner tool and two keys. Inside lid is a Mauser banner gold embossed burgundy leather pocket containing an owner’s manual, a warranty booklet and the orig target. Also accompanying is a parchment certificate of authenticity numbered to this pistol. CONDITION: New & unfired. Retains all of its orig factory finish. Case is equally new. 4-39279 JR297 (2,500-3,500)

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1092

*SCARCE MAUSER MODEL 96 BROOMHANDLE CARBINE. SN 015. Cal. 30 Mauser. Unusual Broomhandle with 16″ tapered rnd bbl, integral tall barleycorn front sight and 1000 meter adjustable rear sight. Slide and frame are typical Broomhandle Mauser with Mauser banner on left rear side of frame. Bottom rear of frame has a built in lug which corresponds with the dovetail in the lug attached to the walnut buttstock. Buttstock has a round knob pistol grip and is shaped like the more common holster stocks with serrated butt and a sling swivel in the bottom. Front of the receiver has a long applied tang which contains an L shaped round forearm. Left side of frame, just above the lug cut, is stamped “015”. Inside the frame, above the lug cut, is stamped “004”, probably an assembly number, which is also found on the bottom front of the slide. Top front of the frame, just forward of the mag well, is stamped “4238”, which number is also found on the trigger/sear block. No other internal parts are marked. Left side of stock attaching bracket is marked “015” and inside the slot of the attaching bracket has the assembly number “004”. The firing pin keeper, on the right side of slide, is marked “224”. No other markings were observed at this point. Accompanied by a homemade wood case, red velvet lined in the lid and compartmented in the bottom for the barreled slide and stocked receiver. Front compartments contain 1 box of 20 rnds of original DWM ammunition in 2 strippers and an empty box for Winchester ammunition with orange label and green ends. Also accompanying are 2 full stripper clips of mixed ammunition and 4 empty stripper clips. CONDITION: Fine, numbers as reported above. Steel parts on the pistol all retain a fine professionally restored finish. Stock and forearm are sound and retain a fine oil finish. Mechanics are fine. Bright shiny bore. Case and accessories are fine. 4-39240 JR312 (3,000-5,000)

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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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1094

*MAUSER MODEL 1896 SMALL RING SEMI-AUTO BROOMHANDLE PISTOL. SN 214326. Cal. 30 Mauser. Blue finish with 5-1/2″ tapered rnd bbl that has integral barleycorn front sight and 1,000 meter adjustable rear sight. Mounted with matching numbered walnut grip panels with re-cut grooves and has a lanyard ring in the butt. Accompanied by its orig matching numbered walnut stock holster. Stock holster has a repaired longitudinal grain crack on back side. Numbers on the stock iron are different size & font from the pistol and may have been added. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Retains virtually all of a fine professionally restored finish with some light dings & scratches over the SN below the takedown latch. Mechanics are fine, strong bore, frosty in the grooves. Stock with its repaired crack retains most of a professionally restored finish. 4-39268 JR298 (1,000-2,000)

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1095

*RARE WALTHER MODEL 6 SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 591. Cal. 9 mm. Blued finish with 4-3/4″ enclosed bbl, raised matted rib with fixed sights and mounted with Walther logo checkered pressed horn grips. Slide has usual Walther markings with a Walther banner on left side and it has a swinging thumb safety on left rear side of frame. Slide & bbl have crown “N” proofs. Accompanied by an orig machined P38-sized magazine. This was the largest Walther Pocket pistol with only about 1,000-1,500 produced in the period 1915-1918. Given its substantially larger size, war time production and post-war competition from military surplus arms, it never had much of a chance to succeed. It apparently was an extremely well made and nicely finished pistol but probably rather expensive to produce as compared to its contemporaries. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Overall retains 92-93% dull orig blue with muzzle end and sharp edge wear and mottled front & back straps. Grips are sound with small bug bite on bottom right edge. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-39275 JR273 (6,500-9,500)

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1096

*CASED ENGRAVED GOLD PLATED WALTHER PPK SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 249028A. Cal. 9 mm Kurz (380 ACP). Gold finish with 3-1/4″ bbl, fixed sights and mounted with white composite Walther banner grips. Magazine is white composite finger rest style. Pistol has about full coverage very nice oak leaf & acorn engraved patterns and full gold plating. The area below SN is marked “MADE IN GERMANY” as is the bottom edge of left grip. Also accompanied by a spare flat base gold plated magazine with cross hatch engraved base, an orig red velvet lined blue leatherette covered, Walther casing with silver & blue Walther banner on the lid. Additionally accompanied by its orig target and owner’s manual. CONDITION: New & unfired, retaining virtually all of its fine orig gold plated finish. Casing & spare magazine are equally new. 4-39263 JR278 (2,500-4,500)

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1097

*FINE PRE-WAR WALTHER PP SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 143977P. Cal. 22 LR. Blue finish with 3-3/4″ bbl, fixed sights and usual left side slide markings with eagle “N” proof on right side back of the ejection port and on bbl skirt. Mounted with checkered Walther banner black composition grips and black composition finger rest magazine. These fine reliable pocket pistols were used & carried by all manner of Nazi soldiers and officials during WWII and are rarely found with high orig finish. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Overall retains 98-99% strong orig factory blue with only faint muzzle edge wear on slide and a hint of sharp edge wear on front strap. Grips are crisp, mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-39281 JR271 (1,000-2,000)

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1098

*SCARCE WALTHER POST-WAR P38 SEMI-AUTO PISTOL WITH BOX. SN 4673. Cal. 22 LR. Usual configuration with 5″ bbl, post & dot fixed sights with usual slide & frame markings and mounted with checkered black composition grips. Finish is satin black. Accompanied by an orig wood grain 2-pc cardboard box with a silver & brown Walther banner on lid. Interior is compartmented for pistol and a spare orig magazine. Also accompanied by an owner’s manual in several languages and its orig target. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all matching including bbl & slide. Overall appears to be new & unfired retaining virtually all of its orig factory finish. Box is sound with a few nicks & scratches and some minor loss on one end. 4-39265 JR309 (1,500-2,500)

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1099

*RARE FACTORY ETCH ENGRAVED WALTHER MODEL 9 SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 596480. Cal. 25 ACP. Blue finish with 2″ bbl, fixed sights and checkered black hard rubber grips with cloissonne medallions on each side. Slide is acid etch engraved on each side in foliate arabesque patterns around the slide markings. Slide & frame have crown “N” proofs. Accompanied by one orig Walther banner magazine. Also accompanied by a rare orig Walther banner marked soft leather flap holster with tab & loop and a belt loop on the back. Also accompanied by a small narrative from consignor who states that this pistol was carried under the tunic of a British soldier in Egypt. He apparently became infatuated with Mary Louise Ellsworth, wife of the famous American Antarctic explorer, Lincoln Ellsworth when she was in Cairo with her mother on an “around the world” trip for the teenage daughter of a Pennsylvania steel magnate. Mrs. Ellsworth kept the pistol until her death when she was in her 80’s. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Overall retains 97-98% strong orig factory blue with only slight muzzle edge wear on slide and a light safety line. Grips are crisp with only faint diamond point wear. Holster shows heavy handling and probably has been treated with Neatsfoot oil. Walther banner logo on flap is still legible. 4-39297 JR270 (750-1,500)

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1100

*SCARCE LIMITED EDITION SIG SAUER MODEL P226 JUBILEE 125TH ANNIVERSARY SEMI-AUTO PISTOL WITH CASE. SN JP2929. Cal. 9 mm. Made only in 1985, this pistol has 4-1/4″ bbl with fixed sights and usual steel slide and anodized alloy frame with relief carved 2-pc walnut grips. Left side of slide is marked & highlighted in gold, “125 Jahre SIG (in an oval) Waffen 1860-1985” and “Made in Switzerland”. Right side of slide has the Sig Sauer name and model as “JP226” with the SN and “SIGARMS INC / Herndon-VA”. Bbl skirt has the model & caliber and right side of frame is marked with SN. The trigger, hammer, slide lock, decocking lever & magazine release are gold plated. Accompanied by its orig leather covered, tan ultrasuede lined hard case with combination lock in the front. Bottom of interior is form fitted for the pistol and has the nomenclature plate in left front. CONDITION: New & unfired. Box is equally new with a couple of tiny scuffs in lid. Interior of lid has three ink pen marks with some very minor oil staining around pistol recess. 4-39253 JR304 (1,750-2,750)

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1101

*RARE BROWNING T SERIES RENAISSANCE HIGH POWER SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN T200302. Cal. 9 mm. French gray finish with 4-3/4″ bbl, fixed sights and mounted with faux pearl grips. Trigger is gold plated and pistol is accompanied by one orig nickel finish 13-rd magazine. Hammer has rounded spur with a hole. Pistol has nearly full coverage fine foliate arabesque pattern with shaded background. These pistols were discontinued about 1978. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Appears to be new & unfired retaining virtually all of its orig factory finish. Grips are sound showing no wear. 4-39287 JR308 (2,000-3,000)

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1102

*FINE BROWNING MEDALIST SEMI-AUTO PISTOL WITH CASE & ACCESSORIES. SN 26772U3S. Cal. 22 LR. Blue finish with 6-3/4″ vent rib bbl, partridge front sight and full adjustable rear sight. It has gold plated trigger and is mounted with fine rosewood checkered thumb rest stock and tiny schnable tip forearm. Accompanied by its orig black leatherette covered, red velvet lined case recessed in bottom for the pistol, a cartridge block, weight adapter, three weights and 2-blade folding screwdriver. Right rear bottom of inside of case has an embossed oval brass Browning ID plate and the lid is missing its plate. These pistols were only produced in the period 1964-1975 in Belgium by Fabrique Nationale. CONDITION: Pistol is extremely fine retaining virtually all of its strong orig factory finish, having been fired but very little. The deflector pin in top right side of grip is still present. Grip & forearm are sound with one or two very minor scuffs in the finish and overall retain about all of their orig factory finish. Case has very slightly worn corners with the lid plate screws still in place and has slight soil in pistol recess and is completely sound & original. 4-39264 JR305 (1,000-2,000)

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*ENGRAVED BAYARD MODEL 1923 SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 261469. Cal. 32 ACP. Nickel finish with 2-1/4″ bbl, fixed sights and mounted with smooth pearl grips. Frame & slide are very nicely engraved with about 40% coverage fine foliate arabesque patterns. Trigger, safety & extractor are fire-blued with the safety engraved to match frame. Accompanied by its orig green velvet lined brown synthetic leather covered box. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retain virtually all of its orig nickel finish with some slight dulling from carrying. Grips are each chipped along top edge, otherwise are sound and retain great fire & color. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. Case has the bottom of the catch detached and shows light corner wear, otherwise is very fine. 4-39277 JR280 (2,000-3,000)

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*SCARCE ENGRAVED ORTGIES SEMI-AUTO POCKET PISTOL. SN 71823. Cal. 380 ACP. Gold finish with 3-3/8″ bbl, fixed sights and mounted with smooth walnut grips with brass medallions. Pistol is engraved in European style with leaf & vine patterns mixed with arabesque scrolls and has a partial shaded background. Front strap, trigger bow & bottom front of the frame are engraved in foliate patterns and sides of trigger guard are engraved in diamond patterns. Most unusually, this pistol has an added manual slide lock/safety device built into the side of the frame and extending through the top of the left grip with a safety notch and a hold-open notch in the bottom edge of the slide. This device appears to be an experimental or prototype and has a small “S” on the flat arm below the serrated button. Usually Ortgies pistols are without slide lock or thumb safety, relying only on the grip safety. Bbl, slide & frame have crown “N” proofs and bottom front of frame is marked “Germany”. CONDITION: Fine. Overall retains about 95% strong orig gold wash, possibly over silver, with slight muzzle edge and grip safety wear. Left grip has a hairline in top front edge, otherwise grips are sound and retain a hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-39274 JR307 (1,500-2,500)

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FINE INSCRIBED CHAROLA SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 1158. Cal. 5 mm Bergmann. Nickel finish with 4″ tapered rnd bbl, fixed integral sights with fixed Mauser-style box magazine in front of trigger guard with detachable floorplate, spring & follower. Bolt cocking knob is reminiscent of the Japanese Nambu with serrated edges. It has a rounded backstrap square butt frame with smooth hard rubber grips and a factory lanyard loop in butt strap. Bbl is marked “I. CHAROLA – EIBAR CAL. 5 m/m”. Sides of frame are lightly engraved with foliate arabesque patterns and a zig zag border completely around frame. Left rear side of frame has a winged bullet trademark similar to the Webley trademark. Trademark is inscribed “Ch. V A.” which stands for “Charola and Anitua”, Spanish Arms manufacturers who produced these pistols as competition for the very similar Bergmann and also for the Model 1896 Broomhandle Mauser. Right rear side of frame is engraved with two large intertwined Olde English initials that appear to be “FF”. These rare little pistols are almost never encountered in the U.S. as with their look alike European cousins, the Bergmann, they were not readily accepted by the U.S. buying public and apparently saw little distribution, even in Europe. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Overall retains about 85% strong orig nickel with most of losses on right side with scattered fine pitting on right side of bbl and slide. Grips are sound showing light wear with some dulling to the orig finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with scattered light pitting. 4-39284 JR310 (2,500-4,000)

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*EXTRAORDINARILY RARE CASED SET OF COLT SUPER 38 AND ACE SEMI-AUTO PISTOLS PRESENTED TO MAJOR JULIAN S. HATCHER. SN 35 & 36. Cal. 38 Super & 22 LR. Pistols are identical except for caliber. They are both blued finish with 5″ bbls with the 38 Super having fixed sights and the Ace having adjustable rear sight. Both are fitted with full checkered walnut grips and arched mainspring housings and both have checkered triggers and are accompanied by one orig 2-tone magazine in each caliber. Also accompanied by Colt factory letters for each pistol: 1) Colt 38 Super Automatic. Cal. “38”. 5″ bbl, blued finish, type of stocks not listed, shipped to J.S. Hatcher, address unavailable on Feb. 5, 1929. 2) Colt Ace Automatic. Cal. 22. 5″ bbl, blued finish, type of stocks not listed, shipped to “Maj. J.D. Natchez” (sic) on May 21, 1931. The relationship between Natchez and Hatcher is not readily known. This pair of pistols is pictured in their case on p. 440 of The Book of Colt Firearms, Sutherland & Wilson. This may be the only documented cased presentation pair of Colt Automatics known. PROVENANCE: Robert Q. Sutherland Collection. CONDITION: 1) 38 Super. Extremely fine plus. Overall retains 97-98% glossy orig finish with slight muzzle edge wear and faint sharp edge wear with a couple of minor scratches on front strap. Grips show very minor diamond point wear. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 2) Ace. Extremely fine. Overall retains 96-97% glossy orig factory blue with light muzzle edge wear and faint sharp edge wear and one small slightly thinned spot on front strap. Grips are crisp with very minor diamond point wear. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. Case is equally new. 4-39174 (30,000-40,000)

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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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1108

*RARE SAVAGE MODEL 1907/1910 MILITARY TEST TRIAL SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 107. Cal. 45 ACP. Very rare military test trial pistol, one of only 278 manufactured in the period 1907-1910 for military test trials which ultimately resulted in the awarding of a government contract for semi-auto pistols to Colt for the Model 1911. While these Savage pistols competed somewhat favorably with Colt, they were ultimately rejected as being too complicated and difficult to operate. In 1912 the entire remaining stock of 181 Savage pistols had been recalled from the field to Springfield Armory and were advertised for sale as surplus. They were sold to Kirtland Bros. & Co. of New York, NY which redirected them to the Savage Arms Co. Savage reconditioned these pistols by removing the Savage markings from the top of the slide, refinishing them in matte finish and offering them commercially. Page 261 of U.S. Military Automatic Pistols 1894-1920, Meadows, lists this pistol, along with 115 others that were in private collections as of the writing of that book. Page 260 of the referenced publication pictures the bbl marking as found on this pistol as being one marketed commercially by Savage. Pistol is described as having a matte blue finish with 5-1/4″ bbl, rnd slide with raised rib that has a pinned half moon front sight and raised ribbed grasping grooves at rear of slide. Hammer has a ribbed rnd spur with thumb safety on left side and grip safety in the backstrap. Bottom of back strap has an articulated lanyard loop that when not needed folds inside grip. Mounted with full checkered walnut grip panels and accompanied by one matching numbered magazine. Serial numbers were observed on all major components including frame, slide, breech block, hammer shroud, hold-open and magazine. Top rear of rib on slide is marked “CAL 45.” and left side of slide, by the rib, is marked “SAVAGE ARMS CORP. UTICA, N.Y. U.S.A.” Trigger has straw colored sides. This is one of the great rarities in American automatic pistol collecting. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching as noted above. Overall retains most of its orig satin finish with muzzle end and sharp edge wear with an area of pitting on right front end of slide and right tip edge of frame. Grips are sound with a few chipped diamonds and light diamond point wear. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-39276 JR255 (7,500-12,500)

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1109

*COLT MODEL 1902 MILITARY SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 14455. Cal. 38 ACP. Produced in 1903 this fine pistol has blue finish with 6″ bbl, fixed sights, checkered front serrations on slide with a slide lock and lanyard loop on left side of frame. Mounted with Colt hard rubber grips and has a rnd spur hammer. Total production of these pistols amounted to about 18,000 from 1902 to 1929. They remained very popular with precision shooters well into the mid-1950’s due to their fine fit and accuracy and today are rarely found with high orig finish. PROVENANCE: John Irwin Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Slide retains about 95% glossy orig blue with muzzle & sharp edge wear and light handling & use marks. Frame retains 75-80% glossy orig blue with blue/gray front & back straps. Grips are sound showing light diamond point wear. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with some scattered fine pitting. 4-36811 JR46 (3,000-5,000)

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*RARE COLT MODEL 1905 SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 5768. Cal. 45 ACP. Blue finish with 5″ bbl and orig fixed sights. Left side of frame has a slide stop and is mounted with diamond checkered walnut grips. Accompanied by one orig all blue magazine. This being a civilian model, it is made without grip safety. Only about 6,100 of these rare pistols were produced in period 1905-1911 and few are encountered today with high finish specimens being quite rare. PROVENANCE: John Irwin Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine plus. Overall retains 80-85% glossy orig blue with the loss areas flaked to a light to medium patina and two areas of fine pitting on left side of slide. Front & back straps are moderately to heavily flaked & worn. Grips show moderate wear with a bruise on left side. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with some fine frosting at chamber end. 4-36810 JR47 (3,000-5,000)

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*COLT MODEL 1903 SEMI-AUTO POCKET PISTOL THAT BELONGED TO BRIG. GEN. JOHN S. WINN, JR. SN 323078. Cal. 32 ACP. Blue finish with 3-3/4″ bbl, fixed sights and usual markings with rampant Colt at left rear of slide. Mounted with rampant Colt checkered hard rubber grips. This pistol was the property of Brig. Gen. John Sheridan Winn, Jr. who was the consignor’s uncle. Gen. Winn was born Dec. 1898, the son of a Brig. General and descended from a long line of military officers dating to pre-Revolutionary War America in the Virginia House of Burgess. Gen. Winn graduated from West Point in Oct. 1918 and served in the field artillery between the wars gaining steady & regular promotions. He served in various staff & command positions around the U.S. and was assigned to the 7th Army in Oct. 1944 and became Commanding General of 79th Division Artillery in support of the Army’s crossing of the Rhine River. For which service he was awarded the Legion of Merit decoration. He returned to the U.S. in Oct. 1945 and served in various command positions until his voluntary retirement in Nov. 1948. He died in March 1972 and is buried at West Point beside his father. Accompanied by a fine deluxe Army officer’s dress belt and eagle buckle that consignor states was the property of his grandfather, Brig. Gen. John Sheridan Winn. Belt is embossed in gold on the leather tab “LUXENBERG / CIVILIAN & MILITARY TAILORS / NEW YORK”. Belt is of black Moroccan leather faced with red & gold heavy ribbon with a solid gold plated rectangular buckle with applied American eagle and olive branch wreath. Eagle is secured to the buckle plate with four screws. Back of buckle is also marked “LUXENBERG” and “MADE IN ENGLAND”. Belt has an attached single sword hanger. This Gen. Winn was born Nov. 1863 in Winchester, KY and graduated Westpoint in June 1888. He initially served in the cavalry and later in various command assignments and was promoted to Brig. General in Dec. 1917. After the war he reverted to the rank of Colonel and remained in the Army with the 2nd Cavalry and retired July 1922 apparently at the rank of Colonel but was promoted back to Brig. General in June 1930. He was with the 2nd Cavalry Regiment in Cuba in 1898-99 until 1902 and served in various cavalry assignments around the U.S. until Jan. 1918 when he was transferred to France to participate in WWI. He held various command positions of different infantry brigades from Sept. 1918 until May 1919 when he returned to the U.S. During his time in France he participated in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive. During this offensive he was awarded the Silver Star for Gallantry in Action for “Personally rallying scattered groups of men under heavy shell and machine gun fire. He was also awarded the French Legion of Honor. He died in Jan. 1940. CONDITION: Pistol is very fine. Overall retains 94-95% strong orig factory blue with muzzle & sharp edge wear and two or three small spots of pitting on slide. Grip safety & front strap have what appear to be rust spots from being stored in a holster. Grips are sound and show light wear. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. Belt & buckle are fine showing light verdigris on outer edges. 4-39144 JR281 (2,000-3,000)

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*FINE COLT MODEL 1903 POCKET HAMMER SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 40529. Cal. 38 ACP. Blue finish with 4-1/2″ bbl, fixed sights and a spur hammer. Mounted with factory Colt medallion smooth pearl grips. Accompanied by one orig all blue magazine with marked base. The 1903 Pocket Hammer pistol is an adaptation of the Model 1902 simply with shortened bbl slide and frame. There were only about 26,000 of these pistols produced in the period 1903-1929 with the serial numbering intermixed in the 1902 military model series. These pistols were popular with both police and in the civilian market for their stopping power and ease of concealment. PROVENANCE: John Irwin Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Overall retains about 98% strong orig factory blue with only minor sharp edge wear and some light freckling on the slide. Grips are sound with great fire & color. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-36814 JR48 (2,500-4,000)

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*COLT MODEL 1905 SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 5388. Cal. 45ACP. All blue finish with 5″ bbl and original fixed sight. Slide has usual markings with the serial number on the left side of the frame above the front web of the trigger guard. Left side of frame also has a slide lock. Right rear web of the trigger guard is stamped with a tiny “&” indicating factory refinish. It is mounted with smooth two-piece pearl grips and accompanied by an original magazine that also has a restored finish. Only about 6,100 of these predecessors to the venerable Model 1911 were produced in the period 1905-1911 and few survive today with original finish and configuration. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains virtually all of its fine factory finish with dark Colt blue on the frame, slide and bbl and bright fire blue on the trigger. Hammer retains brilliant factory case colors. Grips are sound with brilliant fire and color. Magazine is fine with light pitting. Mechanics are crisp. Strong bore with fine pitting. 4-39286 JR263 (3,000-5,000)

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*FINE EARLY COLT GOVERNMENT MODEL SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN C13292. Cal. 45 ACP. Blue finish with 5″ bbl, orig thin fixed sights and mounted with diamond checkered walnut grips. Accompanied by an orig 2-tone lanyard loop magazine. Left rear end of slide and left side of frame below thumb safety and bbl have British proofs. Grips are modern replacements. PROVENANCE: John Irwin Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains 92-93% glossy orig factory blue with minor nicks & scratches and sharp edge wear. Front strap has a series of small scratches near the toe and some light dulling. Grip safety & spring housing retain strong orig blue. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-36809 JR43 (3,000-5,000)

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*SCARCE EARLY COLT GOVERNMENT MODEL SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN C5730. Cal. 45 ACP. Fine early government model with 5″ commercial bbl, orig fixed sights with rnd top rear sight. Left side of frame has usual Colt markings with last patent date “1911”. Right side slide has commercial markings. Right side of frame has the “GOVERNMENT MODEL” and serial number markings above the magazine release. It has straight mainspring housing with lanyard loop and short grip safety with short wide hammer spur. Mounted with diamond checkered walnut grips and accompanied by a 2-tone lanyard loop magazine. This pistol was produced in 1914 and with its first type slide marking lends credence to the oft repeated information that Colt never threw anything away. Allegedly the 1913 patent date was added at about SN C4500. Early Government Models such as this one are rarely found with high orig finish as they usually have seen hard service. CONDITION: Very fine. Slide retains 94-96% glossy orig blue with muzzle end and sharp edge wear with a couple of small scratches. Frame retains strong glossy blue on sides and bottom front with front strap retaining about 40% orig blue with balance a blue/gray patina. Grip safety retains strong blue with a thinned bottom edge and mainspring housing retains about 80-85% thinning orig blue. Magazine is fine retaining most of its orig dull blue with the white area having a coating of old dried oil. Grips are sound showing light diamond point wear. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with light frosting in the grooves. 4-39191 JR258 (2,500-3,500)

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*SCARCE BRITISH CONTRACT COLT GOVERNMENT MODEL SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN W40632. Cal. 455 Eley/45 ACP. Blue finish with 5″ 45 ACP bbl, orig fixed sights with thin half moon front blade. Left side of frame above the trigger and on front web of trigger guard have British proofs along with the British broad arrow. Left side of slide has usual markings with rampant Colt at left rear with British proof over top. Right side of slide has usual markings with “CALIBRE 455”. Right side of frame has the “GOVERNMENT MODEL” marking and a “W” prefix serial number. Mounted with diamond checkered walnut grips and accompanied by an orig “455” 2-tone lanyard loop magazine. Only 11,000 of these scarce pistols were produced in 1915 & 1916 for the British government which were issued to the British Navy and to the British and Canadian Armies. In the early 1920’s they were reissued to the Royal Air Force and those pistols were additionally marked with an “RAF” stamp on left side of frame. This is one of the few that apparently was not reissued. PROVENANCE: John Irwin Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very good. Overall retains about 75% orig Colt blue with an area of pitting on left side of slide & frame. Front & back straps are thin blue/gray finish. Grips are sound showing moderate to heavy wear on right side with a few chipped diamonds on left side. Magazine is very fine with some minor surface etching. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore with minor frosting in the grooves. 4-36807 JR42 (2,500-3,500)

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*SCARCE COLT BRITISH CONTRACT GOVERNMENT MODEL SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN W96105. Cal. 455 Eley. Blue finish with 5″ bbl that has British proofs and caliber marking on the skirt. Left side of slide has usual Colt markings with last patent date “1913” and rampant Colt at left rear end, that has British proof over the top. Right side of slide is marked “COLT AUTOMATIC / CALIBRE 455”. Right side of frame has the usual “GOVERNMENT MODEL” markings over SN which has the “W” prefix, signifying the British contract. Right side of frame has two additional British proofs and left side another British proof with the broad arrow British Ordnance acceptance mark. Left front web of trigger guard has additional British proofs. Mounted with diamond checkered walnut grips and accompanied by an orig 2-tone lanyard loop magazine with correctly marked “CAL .455 / ELEY” base. Approx. 11,000 of these pistols were produced on contract to the British government in 1915-1916. Inspection was all accomplished in the U.S. and after receipt in England were issued to the British Navy and to the British & Canadian Armies. In the 1920’s they were recalled and reissued to the Royal Air Force with RAF markings applied on left side of frame at that time. This apparently is one that was not reissued to the RAF as no marking is present in the usual place. PROVENANCE: Carl Metz Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Overall retains about 95% glossy orig blue with muzzle end wear on slide and light sharp edge wear with light nicks & scratches. Front & back straps are strong with bright blue on front strap, slightly dulled on hammer spring housing. Magazine is fine with some slight surface etching but retains bright finish on upper 1/3 and thin blue on lower 2/3. Grips are sound showing moderate wear with a few chipped diamonds. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-39835 JR256 (2,000-3,000)

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*FINE COLT MODEL 1911 SEMI-AUTO MILITARY PISTOL. SN 92137. All blue finish with 5″ military bbl that has connected proof marks perpendicular to the bore. Bottom of the bbl has a small “G” in front of the lug. Left side of frame has usual markings with 1913 last patent date. Right side of slide has “MODEL OF 1911 U.S. ARMY” markings and it has original fixed sights. Left forward side of frame is marked “UNITED STATES PROPERTY” and has the “WGP” (Maj. Walter G. Pennfield) inspector initials. Right side of frame has serial number back of the slide lock pin hole. Is mounted with diamond checkered walnut grips and accompanied by an S-code two-tone lanyard loop magazine. This 1914 produced pistol has short grip safety spur and long hammer spur with flat mainspring housing. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Slide retains most of its original finish that has been heavily cleaned but not refinished and remains somewhat thin overall. Frame retains most of a professionally restored finish with some fine pitting on the right side of the frame and the trigger. Magazine retains thin original finish with light to moderate pitting. Grips are sound showing light to moderate wear with an oil stained finish. Mechanics are fine. Bright shiny bore. 4-39493 JR262 (1,000-2,000)

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*SCARCE ALL BLUE COLT MODEL 1911A1 U.S. NAVY SEMI-AUTO MILITARY PISTOL. SN 714651. Cal. 45 ACP. All blue finish with 5″ bbl, marked on lower left side “COLT 45 AUTO” and has a small “G” proof in front of bbl lug. Slide has usual markings with rampant Colt in the center and has orig fixed sights with a “P” proof in front of rear sight. Frame has a large “P” proof on left side above magazine release and a tiny “H” behind the magazine release. Right side of frame is marked “UNITED STATES PROPERTY” and “M1911A1 U.S. ARMY” over the SN and there is a small “99” on right front web of trigger guard. Slide is matching numbered to frame. Mounted with full checkered walnut grips and accompanied by a 2-tone military magazine. This pistol is from the last Navy contract and is a little unusual in that it does not have the usual “RS” inspector initials on frame, instead has the large “P” proof. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter identifying this pistol, as found, with 5″ bbl, blue finish, type of stocks not listed, special features, furnished with two extra magazines, sold to the United States Government, shipped to Officer in Charge, Naval Supply Depot, Sewalls Point, Virginia, on Dec. 2, 1939 in a shipment of 1,632 same type guns. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains 96-97% orig Colt military blue that has been cleaned over the entire surface, probably with steel wool or some other light abrasive material which has thinned the orig blue. Grips show little or no wear and no oil staining. Magazine is crisp & bright retaining most of its orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with a few freckles of light rust. 4-39836 JR266 (3,000-5,000)

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1133

*FINE ORIGINAL COLT MODEL 1911A1 SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 752364. Cal. 45 ACP. Usual configuration with 5″ all blue bbl, usual slide markings with “W.B.” (Col. Waldemar Broberg) inspector initials on left side above magazine release. Mounted with brown synthetic grips without interior reinforcements. Slide is matching numbered to the frame under the firing pin retainer. Accompanied by an all blue commercial magazine with marked base. Also accompanied by its orig greenish cosmoline paper. PROVENANCE: Carl Metz Estate Collection. CONDITION: New, unfired, still in the cosmoline. Retains 99.9% orig gray/green parkerized finish. Grips are equally new. Brilliant shiny bore, probably unfired. 4-39834 JR257 (2,000-3,000)

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*FINE 1ST TYPE 2ND YEAR PRODUCTION COLT GOVERNMENT MODEL SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN C4809. Cal. 45 ACP. Blue finish with 5″ bbl and diamond checkered walnut grips. Accompanied by an orig 2-tone magazine with unmarked base and “L” code toe. Last patent date on left side of frame is “1911” and the “GOVERNMENT MODEL” marking is on right side of frame at forward end. Slide has the orig thin front blade and round top rear sight. Bbl has bright polished skirt with a small “P” proof on top at front edge of skirt. It has a smooth, flat spring housing with short spur grip safety and full checkered wide spur hammer. Produced 1914 with 1st type slide. According to various publications the changeover to the 1913 patent dated slide occurred at about SN 4500. PROVENANCE: John Irwin Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Frame retains 88-90% glossy orig factory blue. Slide retains about 60% orig blue with the sides flaked & worn to a medium brown patina. Front strap is thinned to a light blue/brown patina as is the spring housing. Grip safety retains most of its orig blue. Grips are sound showing light wear on left side, moderate on right side. Mechanics are crisp, strong bore with light, fine pitting in the grooves. A scarce early Government model. 4-36808 JR44 (2,000-3,500)

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*COLT GOVERNMENT MODEL COMMERCIAL SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN C128340. Cal. 45 ACP. Blue finish with 5″ commercial bbl, usual slide markings with fixed sights. Right side of frame has the “GOVERNMENT MODEL” and SN markings behind the slide lock pin hole. Mounted with diamond checkered walnut grips and accompanied by a 2-tone commercial magazine with marked base. This pistol was expertly and professionally restored by Turnbull restorations to near perfect Colt specifications with new grips. CONDITION: Very fine. Completely and expertly professionally restored to near factory specifications. Overall retains virtually all of this wonderful new finish. Magazine is bright and clean with one small dent on right side. Grips are sound showing light diamond point wear. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-40110 JR259 (3,500-4,500)

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*RARE 1924 TRANSITION COLT FIRST PRODUCTION 1911A1 SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 702024. Cal. 45 ACP. Blue finish with 5″ bbl having the intertwined “HP” proof parallel to the bore on top of the chamber. Left side of frame has the intertwined “WTG” (Maj. Walter T. Gorton) inspector initials above magazine release. Right side of frame is marked “UNITED STATES PROPERTY” with the serial number and it is fitted with full-checkered walnut grips. Slide has usual 1911 markings on left side with rampant Colt without circle at left rear. Right side is marked “MODEL OF 1911. U.S. ARMY”. Top rear edge of slide in the hammer slot has a small “H” proof . Frame has the short checkered trigger with 1911A1 style relief cuts by the trigger opening, a wide full checkered long-spur hammer with short grip safety and checkered arched mainspring housing. Accompanied by a 2-tone military magazine with slightly modified toe. This production run from serial number 700,001 through 710,000 was Colt’s first production of what was to become the Model 1911A1 military pistol. It incorporated a number of the earlier Model 1911 features with some of the above mentioned changes. The Colt Company, being the frugal manufacturers they were, continued to use leftover parts from their 1911 production which had ceased in 1919. Few unaltered specimens are known today, especially those retaining orig finish. PROVENANCE: Carl Metz Collection. CONDITION: Fine to very fine with metal being re-blued. Slide retains about 80% strong re-blue with flaking on left side. Frame retains about 60-70% strong re-blue turned to patina on front strap, grip safety & spring housing, strong & bright in other areas. Grips have a chipped left toe and show moderate wear. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-38452 (1,200-2,000)

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1136A

*RARE COLT U.S. AIR FORCE AIRCREWMAN DA REVOLVER. SN 4114-LW & AF NO.5. Cal. 38 Spcl. Rare all lightweight alloy (aluminum) Colt revolver with 2″ bbl, fixed sights and 6-shot cylinder with checkered walnut grips that have U.S. Air Force logo medallions. Back strap is properly marked “PROPERTY OF U.S. AIR FORCE” and butt strap has the Air Force SN “A.F. NO. 5”. Only about 1,200 of these rare revolvers were produced in 1951 with full alloy cylinders. They were designed to be lightweight side arms for Air Force aircraft crew members to be used with a special cartridge designed just for this revolver. However, the military, being what it is, failed to purchase the more expensive special cartridges and relied on the standard 38 Spcl. full metal jacket ball rounds already in inventory, which over pressured the alloy cylinders causing catastrophic failures, which in turn caused the Air Force to order them recalled. It is this cataloger’s experience that some were later issued with steel sleeved alloy cylinders which was better able to withstand the higher pressures. Eventually they were again all recalled and ordered destroyed. Few survive today in any configuration and almost none with orig alloy cylinders such as this one. Accompanied by an original black leather Air Force shoulder rig that has “USAF” marked flap and white nylon lanyard. A cautionary note: This revolver should not be fired with modern ammunition without first checking with your gunsmith. CONDITION: Fine. Overall retains 90-92% orig black anodized finish, slightly thin on cylinder and lighter on frosted edges of grip frame. Grips are sound showing very light wear and some minor verdigris around medallions. Mechanics are fine but stiff with old oil, brilliant shiny bore. Holster is missing one male snap, otherwise appears unused. 4-39262 JR275 (4,000-6,000)

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1136B

*REMINGTON MARK III SIGNAL PISTOL WITH EXTREMELY RARE ORIGINAL HOLSTER & CARTRIDGE BELT. SN S11-853. Cal. 10 ga. Special Flare Ctg. Blue & brass with 9″ rnd bbl without sights, marked on top with the nomenclature and company name & address. It has a tip-up style action with automatic extractor. mounted on a flat-side brass frame with spur trigger which is mounted with 2-pc smooth walnut grips. Pistol was made in fairly large numbers in the period 1915-1918 and is considered a curio and relic under BATFE regulations. This pistol is accompanied by an extremely rare olive drab canvas holster with bound edges and leather tip with web belt brass wire hanger and has stud & snap closure. Inside the flap is stamped in ink “PROGRESSIVE / APRIL —–“. Also accompanied by an orig Mills type olive drab canvas belt with blued steel fittings and brass 2-pc bucket/latch, that is stamped in ink under one tab “U.S.N. / SIGNAL CARTRIDGE BELT / MARK I / A.L. SIEGEL CO., INC. / 1943”. Belt is approx. 42″ long with adjustments at each end and a row of eight grommets on bottom edge of each side plus 32 canvas 10 ga. sized loops. While the signal pistols are not uncommon, the holster and cartridge belt are extraordinarily rare, especially in crisp orig condition such as this one. CONDITION: Pistol is very fine. Bbl retains 88-90% dull orig blue and frame about 50% orig bright polish with balance a dark brownish mustard patina. Grips are sound with light nicks & scratches and retain most orig finish on right side and dark hand patina on left side. Mechanics are fine, strong bore, probably unfired. Belt & holster are crisp & new, obviously never issued, retaining virtually all of their orig factory finish with very slight flaked losses on leather holster tip and some verdigris around grommet in the tip. Altogether an extremely rare set. 4-39095 JR274 (1,250-1,750)

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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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1138

*SCARCE PRE-WWII COLT SUPER 38 SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 5433. Cal. 38 Super. Blue finish in usual Government model configuration with 5″ bbl, usual slide markings with fixed thick front sight and flat top rear sight. Serial number is on right side of frame behind slide lock pin hole. Mounted with full checkered walnut grips and accompanied by an orig 2-tone magazine with marked base. This pistol was completely and expertly restored by Turnbull Restorations to near perfect Colt specifications. Magazine, however, is in orig finish. CONDITION: Very fine. Completely & professionally restored as noted. Overall retains virtually all of this wonderful finish with no discernible flaws. Grips are equally new with very minor diamond point wear. Magazine retains about 95-96% orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore, frosty in grooves. 4-40111 JR260 (3,500-4,500)

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1139

*COLT PRE-WAR ACE SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 269. Cal. 22 LR. Blue finish with 5″ civilian bbl without floating chamber. Slide has usual markings and frame has the serial number on the right side, back of the slide lock pin hole. Recoil spring guide is mounted with several layers of stacked leather as a spacer for the replaced spring. It is mounted with smooth, silver Colt medallion ivory grips and accompanied by an original two-tone magazine with marked base. This pistol has been completely and expertly restored by Turnbull Restorations. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains virtually all of this fine restored finish with strong Colt-type blue. Magazine is equally fine with its wonderful restored finish. Grips have crisp edges and retain a light ivory patina. Recoil spring is a replacement and somewhat weak. Mechanics are fine. Brilliant shiny bore. 4-40112 JR261 (3,500-4,500)

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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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1141

*RARE ENGRAVED COLT MODEL 1903 SEMI-AUTO POCKET PISTOL. SN 436466. Cal. 32 ACP. Blue finish with 3-5/8″ bbl, fixed sights and mounted with beautiful deep left & right Colt medallion pearl grips. Accompanied by one orig 2-tone magazine with marked base. Pistol is engraved by Wilbur Glahn with about 25-30% coverage foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background. Both sides of slide are engraved to match with leaf & vine borders around roll markings. Rear edge of slide & frame are engraved with Mr. Glahn’s trademark “V” patterns. Grip safety, trigger guard, bottom of frame and bottom of slide are also engraved to match. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter identifying this pistol in caliber 32 with a 3-3/4″ bbl, blue finish, pearl stocks and factory engraved, shipped to Loan Account, A. Baldwin & Co., New Orleans, LA on Nov. 15, 1923 to Order #8008/1 in a one gun shipment. While the Model 1903 was produced in large quantities very few were ever engraved. PROVENANCE: John Irwin Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very good plus. Overall retains 70-75% orig blue, strong on sides with holster wear on slide & frame with gray grip safety. Magazine is very fine plus. Grips are sound with a couple of minor age lines on right side and retain great fire & color. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-39479 JR134 (2,000-4,000)

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1142

*RARE COLT MODEL 1903 U.S. PROPERTY SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 561708. Cal. 32 ACP. Rare blue finish, one of only about 3,000 pistols with blue finish U.S. Property marked near the end of production. This pistol has a 3-3/4″ bbl, fixed sights and full checkered walnut grips with silver Colt medallions and is accompanied by an orig 2-tone magazine with marked base. Right side of frame is marked “U.S. PROPERTY”. The U.S. Government purchased approx. 200,000 Model 1903 pistols in both 32 ACP and 380 ACP in the period 1941-1945 with them acquiring the 3,000 blue finish pistols from regular assembly at the tail end of production. Reference The Book of Colt Firearms, Sutherland & Wilson. PROVENANCE: John Irwin Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Overall retains about 98% strong orig factory blue with only light sharp edge wear and some minor dulling of right rear edge of grip frame. Front strap is strong & clean with back strap showing some slight thinning. Grips have a few scattered chipped diamonds and show light to moderate wear on right side. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-36813 JR49 (2,000-4,000)

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1143

*FACTORY ENGRAVED COLT MODEL 1908 POCKET PISTOL. SN 61542. Cal. 25 ACP. Blue finish with 2″ bbl, fixed sights and mounted with Colt deep gold medallion smooth pearl grips. Frame & slide are lightly engraved, probably from the Cuno Helfricht shop, with foliate arabesque patterns that have punch dot background. Left side of slide has a wavy line border below and a wavy zig zag border above the slide markings. Rear of slide is engraved in a fan pattern with a foliate arabesque pattern on rear of frame and grip safety. Trigger bow is engraved in foliate arabesque patterns with a foliate spray on toe of front strap. Right rear side of frame has a flower blossom around the thumb safety stud hole. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter identifying this pistol as found, in 25 caliber with 2″ bbl, blue finish, pearl stocks, factory engraved and shipped to Abercrombie & Fitch, New York, NY on Dec. 23, 1911 in a one gun shipment. Few of these little pocket pistols were ever engraved. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Overall retains 93-94% strong orig blue, slightly thinned over slide with muzzle & sharp edge wear. Grip safety, thumb safety & trigger are mostly gray metal patina with traces of case colors. Left grip has a repaired crack through escutcheon with a large chip missing from front edge. Right grip is fine.Magazine is extremely fine. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-39713 (3,500-4,500)

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1144

*EXTREMELY EARLY COLT PRE-WAR WOODSMAN MATCH TARGET SEMI-AUTO PISTOL WITH BOX. SN MT35. Cal. 22 LR. Usual configuration with 6-5/8″ flat side bbl, having the bull’s eye logo and “MATCH TARGET” on left side with “THE WOODSMAN” on left side of frame. Slide has usual markings. Bbl & slide are mounted with adjustable sights. Frame is mounted with checkered silver medallion elephant ear grips and is accompanied by an orig 2-tone match target marked magazine. Additionally accompanied by its orig serial numbered dark burgundy hinged lid box with black & white end labels and its orig pamphlets and information cards. Also accompanied by its orig hexagonal all-metal screwdriver. Additionally accompanied by its orig cardboard shipping sleeve with Colt address label to “R.V. (Dick) Bardon, / 109 _1 South Main, / Tulsa, Oklahoma” with U.S. postage of 33 cents and postmarked Hartford, Connecticut, Aug. 12, 1938. End of packing sleeve was cut away to access the contents. Early match target pistols are, in and of themselves, rare items but first production pieces in their orig boxes with shipping sleeves are nearly unheard of. This is truly a rare item. CONDITION: Extraordinarily fine, near new. Retains about 98-99% strong glossy orig blue with slight thinning at the muzzle end and faint sharp edge wear. Grip has a faint hairline below the grip screw escutcheon, otherwise is completely sound with one small ding on left ear and some dulling of the finish on right rear edge, otherwise retains most of its orig factory finish. Magazine is equally new. Box is completely sound with a couple of minor nicks in the lid and light damage on interior from the sights. Shipping sleeve is yellowed and lightly soiled. 4-39255 JR282 (2,000-3,000)

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1145

*FINE COLT PRE-WAR WOODSMAN SEMI-AUTO PISTOL WITH BOX. SN 137743. Cal. 22 LR. Blue finish with 6-5/8″ tapered rnd bbl, adjustable front & rear sights with usual bbl & slide markings and left side of frame marked “THE WOODSMAN”. Mounted with full checkered walnut grips and has one orig all blue magazine with properly marked base. Accompanied by its orig matching numbered dark burgundy hinged lid box with blue & white end label and a black & white top end label marked “TARGET PARTRIDGE SIGHT”. Also accompanied by a large twisted wire handle cleaning brush in its orig paper sleeve and two small brushes with twisted wire handles. Additionally accompanied by an instruction pamphlet, a special instructions pamphlet and shooting suggestions pamphlet. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Overall retains virtually all of its fine orig Colt factory finish with a very few scattered tiny pin pricks of surface rust. Magazine is fine showing light wear. Grips are crisp with little or no wear. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. Box has one broken corner in the lid and another fuzzed corner with a slight depression in the lid, otherwise is completely fine with a slight amount of water staining. 4-39266 JR296 (1,000-2,000)

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1146

*SCARCE ENGRAVED COLT NEW SERVICE DA REVOLVER. SN 20146. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Nickel finish with 7-1/2″ bbl, slightly thinned front sight and 2-line address with “NEW SERVICE CAL. 44” on the left side. Mounted with smooth 2-pc pearl grips and has a lanyard swivel in the butt strap. Revolver has 40-50% coverage well-executed foliate arabesque patterns, probably from the Cuno Helfricht shop. Engraving consists of foliate arabesque scrolls with punch dot background and geometric patterns. Rear edge of cylinder has a snake pattern with a vine & leaf pattern on lower left side of frame. Lower front side of the crane has a small flower blossom with snake & dot patterns on top strap. Top of back strap has small sunburst patterns with geometric patterns down the back strap, on the butt strap & trigger guard. Serial number was observed in usual places on frame inside crane, on the crane and the last two digits are on rear face of cylinder. Engraved New Service revolvers are very rare. PROVENANCE: John Irwin Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine, all matching except grips which are unnumbered. Overall retains most of a fine factory quality restored finish with thinning blue on trigger and strong fire-blue on back edge of hammer. Grips have a chipped left toe with a few minor age lines and overall retain great fire & color. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-36753 JR128 (2,500-4,000)

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1147

*RARE FACTORY ENGRAVED COLT NEW SERVICE DA REVOLVER. SN 316493. Cal. 45 Colt. Nickel finish with 5-1/2″ bbl, orig front sight with 2-line address with “NEW SERVICE 45 COLT” on left side. Mounted with beautiful smooth factory pearl grips with deep left & right Colt medallions. Revolver has about 40-50% coverage foliate arabesque pattern engraving with elliptical foliate arabesque patterns on cylinder on lands between the flutes. Top of back strap, at the heel on butt strap & trigger guard are engraved to match with small hunter stars on each side of the ejector rod boss. Engraving appears to be from the Cuno Helfricht shop. Butt strap has a factory installed lanyard swivel. Left side of butt strap, under grip, is stamped “N 701” which number appears on front face of cylinder around cyl pin and on bottom of bbl, in addition to a small 6-pointed star inside the crane on the frame. The star on the frame indicates factory refinish and the number “701” is the refinish assembly number from the factory. PROVENANCE: John Irwin Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching except grips which are unnumbered. Overall retains most of its fine factory nickel finish with some light dulling from handling and a couple of tiny scrapes on back strap. Toe of front strap has some very fine pimpling and very minor losses of nickel. Grips are outstanding and sound, retaining great fire & color. Mechanics are a little cranky in double action, probably just a minor adjustment, otherwise mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. 4-36746 JR127 (3,000-5,000)

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1148

*FINE ENGRAVED & GOLD INLAID COLT NEW SERVICE DA REVOLVER. SN 332204. Cal. 45 Colt. Blue finish with 7-1/2″ bbl, full front sight with gold inlaid bead and fixed groove rear sight in top strap. Left side of bbl is inlaid in gold “NEW SERVICE 45 COLT” and is mounted with faux pearl grips with gold Colt medallions. Revolver is engraved with about 40% coverage fine foliate arabesque patterns with very fine stippled background. Sideplate is inlaid with a small, flat gold rampant Colt. Both sides of frame have a gold wire inlay completely around cylinder opening. Cylinder has gold wire inlay around flutes and front edges of the lands between the flutes and has a gold wire band back of the flutes. Bbl has a wide and a narrow gold wire band inlay around the muzzle and also at the chamber end. The narrow gold wire band at the chamber end extends over the top of the bbl, around the address and terminates in a geometric pattern. Heel of back strap, butt strap & trigger bow have gold wire inlaid geometric patterns. Buttstrap has a factory lanyard loop. Right side of frame, below the cylinder opening, is engraved “Glimm Engr.” Jerome Glimm, Conrad, MT, is a self taught engraver who has been working full time since 1987. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Retains about all of its deep custom blue, does not appear to have been fired since engraving. Grips are extremely fine. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-39270 JR286 (2,000-3,000)

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1149

*FINE COLT NEW SERVICE TARGET DA REVOLVER. SN 333393. Cal. 45 Colt. Blue finish with 7-1/2″ bbl, target front sight with replacement partridge blade and adjustable rear sight on the flat top strap. Mounted with checkered silver medallion walnut grips. It has checkered trigger and checkered front and back straps with fire-blued trigger & edges of hammer with sides of hammer polished bright. Left side of butt strap, under the grip, is stamped “376” which indicates factory refinish in March 1976. Only about 3,400 of these fine revolvers were produced in the period 1900-1940. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains 95-96% strong factory blue with light muzzle & sharp edge wear. Rampant Colt on sideplate is a little thin and there is a small cluster of pin prick surface discoloration. Grips are crisp with a slightly chipped left toe and a couple of chipped diamonds. The tuned action is very crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-39477 JR276 (1,000-2,000)

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1150

*COLT ARMY SPECIAL DA REVOLVER WITH ORIGINAL BOX. SN 406129. Cal. 38 Spcl. Blue finish with 5″ tapered rnd bbl, integral half moon front sight and grooved top frame fixed rear sight. Mounted with diamond checkered walnut grips with deep left & right rampant Colt medallions, numbered on inside to another revolver. That number has been pencil lined through the middle and given the precision fit of these grips to this grip frame indicates it may have been done at the factory. Accompanied by its orig hinged lid, dark burgundy cardboard box with blue end label and is numbered to this revolver on the bottom. Lending credence to the thought that the deluxe grips are factory is the fact that the label has “RUBBER” overstamped and the part number “7638SB” overstamped in red ink. Hard rubber grips were standard for this model. This is a fairly common revolver in extraordinary condition with rare deluxe grips. CONDITION: Revolver appears to be new & unfired retaining virtually all of its high luster special polish blue finish with no apparent wear except the most faint cylinder line. Grips are equally crisp & new. Box has one broken corner in the lid with fuzzed & chipped edges, otherwise is intact with the bottom moderately soiled. 4-39254 JR302 (1,000-2,000)

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1151

*EXTREMELY RARE COLT COURIER MODEL DA REVOLVER WITH BOX. SN 28217LW. Cal. 32 Colt/32 S&W. Black anodized finish on its “Coltalloy” frame with matching Coltalloy cylinder. It has 3″ bbl with integral fixed sights and hammer with polished sides. Grips are full checkered walnut with silver Colt medallions. According to The Book of Colt Firearms, Sutherland & Wilson, this model and its 22 caliber sister “are the Cobra model with stubbier butts”. Accompanied by its orig matching numbered, chocolate brown, hinged lid box with twisted wire handle cleaning brush in orig paper sleeve, two bifold instruction pamphlets and a “NOTICE TO GUNSMITHS” advising them not to attempt to remove the bbl. According to the referenced publication there were only about 3,000 of these revolvers made in both calibers in the period 1953-1956. Referenced publication also indicates that the cylinders were steel but, as indicated, this revolver has an alloy cylinder with steel bbl. CONDITION: Extraordinarily fine, as new. Appears to be completely unfired retaining virtually all of its crisp orig factory finish with only a faint cylinder line. Cylinder is now seized with old dried oil. Grip is crisp with only slight diamond point wear from the box. Box is fine with the front corners of lid broken, one of which is taped. 4-39282 JR295 (1,000-2,000)

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1152

*SPECTACULAR KURT JAEGER ENGRAVED & GOLD INLAID SMITH & WESSON MODEL 29-2 DA REVOLVER. SN N19133. Cal. 44 Magnum. Fabulous Kurt Jaeger engraved revolver with 6-1/2″ ribbed bbl with adjustable red ramp & white outline sights, target trigger & hammer. Mounted with fantastic 2-pc ivory grips that have nearly full coverage relief carved leaf & vine patterns with fine stippled background that have the serial number S299766 scratched on inside of each grip. Grip escutcheons are surrounded by flower blossoms and grip screw is engraved on both ends. Revolver is engraved with full coverage spectacular deep oak leaf & acorn patterns on frame with foliate & floral patterns on cylinder & bbl. Left side of frame has a wonderfully detailed deep relief gold inlaid grizzly bear and the right side has an equally detailed deep relief gold inlaid bugling bull elk. Both animal vignettes are in wonderfully detailed mountain background settings. Both sides of frame have gold wire borders with gold wire inlay completely around the cylinder flutes and fronts of the lands between the flutes. Cylinder also has gold wire inlaid bands around the rear edge and forward of the cylinder stops. There is an additional gold wire inlay on each side of the rib on the bbl that circles the muzzle with geometric patterns. There are additional gold wire inlays around the end of the ejector rod housing, completely around rear edge of frame and trigger guard. Top strap and side edges of bbl have beautiful hand cut diamond patterns with matching diamond patterns on the sides and top flat of front sight. Left side of top strap is inlaid in gold “KURT JAEGER MAINZ”. All of the engraving has a very fine punch dot background. Frame is a French gray color while bbl & cylinder are blued creating a wonderful contrast. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Retains virtually all of its fine custom finish and appears to remain unfired since engraving. Grips are sound and retain a wonderful ivory patina. Mechanics are crisp & smooth, bright shiny bore. 4-39261 JR285 (5,500-7,500)

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1153

*ENGRAVED & GOLD PLATED SMITH & WESSON MODEL 30-1 DA REVOLVER. SN 800593. Cal. 32 S&W Long. Usual configuration with 4″ ribbed bbl, fixed sights, standard color case hardened trigger & hammer with rnd butt grip mounted with a Zorn cast metal grip that has an American eagle & shield on butt cap. Back edge of grip is similar to the antique Tiffany grip with Lady Liberty holding a flag on back strap and geometric and foliate arabesque patterns on the sides. Revolver is very nicely engraved with about 50% coverage foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background. Top strap is engraved in feather patterns and the bbl rib has been hand matted. Matching foliate arabesque pattern engraving is on back strap & trigger bow with foliate sprays on the right side of the frame, ejector rod boss and opposite on the crane. Although no engraver’s signature could be found, this is undoubtedly a work by a master engraver as the quality is very high. CONDITION: Appears to be new & unfired retaining virtually all of its fine gold plated finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-39290 JR306 (1,000-2,000)

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1154

*SCARCE SMITH & WESSON FIRST MODEL 44 HAND EJECTOR TRIPLE LOCK DA REVOLVER. SN 13157. Cal. 44 Spcl. Blue finish with 6-1/2″ bbl, integral half moon front sight and groove rear sight in top strap. Side plate has the S&W logo and it is mounted with 2-pc deep gold medallion ivory grips. These scarce revolvers were manufactured in the period 1907-1915 with 15,375 produced in that time in four different bbl lengths and eight different calibers in both blue & nickel. PROVENANCE: John Irwin Estate Collection. CONDITION: Good to very good, all matching except grips which are unnumbered. Overall retains 70-75% orig blue with most of the losses from long term holster storage in a damp climate creating pitting around front end of bbl, on front sight and in two spots on the right side of frame with scattered pitting on sideplate. Grips have a few minor age lines and are completely sound and retain a wonderful mellow ivory patina. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with some minor surface spotting on one land. 4-36800 JR137 (1,500-2,500)

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1155

*SCARCE SMITH & WESSON FIRST MODEL 44 HAND EJECTOR TRIPLE LOCK DA REVOLVER. SN 13917. Cal. 44 Spcl. Nickel finish with 6-1/2″ bbl, integral half moon front sight with caliber marking on left side. Side plate has the Smith & Wesson logo and it is mounted with 2-pc pearl grips, smooth on left side & deep relief carved with an ox head that has ruby eyes on right side. Inside of right grip is carved in Roman numerals “XXVII”. Left side of butt strap, under the grip, is inscribed in electric pencil “L.R. DOYLE”. These scarce revolvers were made only in period 1907-1915 with about 15,375 produced in that time. They were made in four bbl lengths and eight calibers in both blue & nickel. PROVENANCE: John Irwin Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching including bbl & cylinder, grips are not numbered. Overall retains 95-97% strong orig nickel with some slight dulling from handling. Grips are sound, slightly oversized and retain great fire & color. Mechanics are crisp, very bright shiny bore. Revolver has been fired but very little. 4-36801 JR138 (2,500-4,000)

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1156

*SCARCE SMITH & WESSON FIRST MODEL 44 HAND EJECTOR TRIPLE LOCK DA REVOLVER. SN 13668. Cal. 44 Spcl. Nickel finish with 4″ bbl, integral half moon front sight with caliber marking on left side of bbl and address & patent numbers on right side. Sideplate has the Smith & Wesson logo and it is mounted with smooth deep gold S&W medallion pearl grips. This model hand ejector was made only 1907-1915 with 15,375 produced in that time frame in four bbl lengths and eight calibers in both blue & nickel finish. PROVENANCE: John Irwin Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine, all matching except grips which are unnumbered. Overall retains 92-94% orig factory nickel with some light holster wear on muzzle and end of ejector rod housing. Balance of revolver is slightly dull from handling especially on cylinder. Left grip has a chipped heel, otherwise grips are sound with great fire & color. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-36818 JR140 (2,500-4,000)

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1157

*SMITH & WESSON FIRST MODEL HAND EJECTOR TRIPLE LOCK DA REVOLVER. SN 2703. Cal. appears to be 450 or 455. A 450 Eley and 455 MKII Cartridge will chamber while neither the 45 S&W nor 45 Colt will chamber. Blue finish with 6-1/2″ bbl, integral half moon front sight and 2-line bbl address with patent dates. Lower left side of the bbl, frame and cylinder have tiny British proofs. Crane and ejector rod housing incorporate the triple lock feature which provides the third locking surface found only on these early Smith & Wesson revolvers. Later hand ejector models did not have this feature. It is mounted with deep gold S&W medallion diamond checkered walnut grips that are unnumbered but fit as original. Buttstrap has a factory lanyard swivel. Left rear side of the frame has the hand scratched combined initials “MB”. According to FLAYDERMIN’S GUIDE TO ANTIQUE AMERICAN FIREARMS, and other publications, only about 15,375 of these revolvers were produced in the period 1908-15. In this period prior to and during WWI a very high percentage of these revolvers were provided to the British government and saw hard service during the war. PROVENANCE: John Irwin Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very good. Overall retains 90-92% original blue with numerous small nicks and scratches, slight muzzle and sharp edge wear. Grips are very fine showing little or no wear with a few chipped diamonds on the right side and are probably period of use replacements. Hammer spring has been lightened, otherwise mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with some very minor frosting near the muzzle. 4-36806 JR178 (3,000-5,000)

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1158

*SCARCE SMITH & WESSON FIRST MODEL 44 HAND EJECTOR TRIPLE LOCK DA REVOLVER. SN 10332. Cal. 44 Spcl. Blue finish with 4″ bbl, integral half moon front sight and groove rear sight in top strap. Frame is 5-screw style with square butt mounted with factory made deep gold medallion pearl grips. This model of revolver was in production 1907-1915 with a total of 15,375 produced in that time frame in four different bbl lengths and eight calibers in both blue & nickel finish. PROVENANCE: John Irwin Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine to very fine, cylinder & bbl are matching, grips are unnumbered. Overall retains 93-94% glossy orig factory blue with holster wear around muzzle and sharp edges. Cylinder has some light flaking in the flutes that is now a medium patina. Right side of frame has a couple of small nicks toward front edge with some minor flaking on left side. Back strap is also lightly flaked. Grips are sound with a couple of minor age lines and retain wonderful fire & color. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-36805 JR136 (2,000-3,000)

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*SCARCE SMITH & WESSON PRE-WAR THIRD MODEL 44 HAND EJECTOR DA REVOLVER. SN 34725. Cal. 44 Spcl. Nickel finish with 4″ bbl, integral half moon front sight with groove rear sight in top strap. Left side of bbl is marked “SMITH & WESSON” and right “44 S&W SPECIAL CTG”. Left side of frame has small “S&W” logo. Mounted with diamond checkered silver medallion walnut grips that have the number “37939” in the right side. Serial number was observed in usual place on butt strap, back of cylinder and ejector rod gullet of the bbl. These revolvers were made only in the period 1926-1940 with only about 4,976 produced in that time frame. They were made in three bbl lengths and three calibers in both blue & nickel finish. PROVENANCE: John Irwin Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching except grips as noted. Overall retains about 98% strong orig nickel with some minor flaking on sideplate and one small spot of bubbled nickel on butt strap. Grips are crisp. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-36819 JR139 (2,500-4,000)

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1160

*SMITH & WESSON PRE-MODEL 40 CENTENNIAL SAFETY HAMMERLESS REVOLVER. SN 1142. Cal. 38 Spcl. Blue finish with 1-13/16″ bbl, fixed sights, 4-screw frame with flat latch and smooth S&W silver medallion magna grips numbered to this revolver. Accompanied by an orig Chinese red 2-pc box with blue & white end label for “38 CHIEFS SPECIAL / HAMMERLESS / ROUND BUTT” that is overstamped in two places “CENTENNIAL”. Also accompanied by an orig helpful hints bifold pamphlet for the Centennial revolver. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all matching including bbl, cyl & grips. Appears to be new & unfired retaining about all of its orig factory blue and case colors with only a faint cylinder line. Grips are equally new. Box is sound with slightly fuzzed corners and a small gouge in lid. Label has slightly curled top edge and is slightly yellowed, otherwise is very fine. 4-39278 JR279 (1,000-2,000)

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*SCARCE SMITH & WESSON K22 HAND EJECTOR FIRST MODEL OUTDOORSMAN DA REVOLVER. SN 662435. Cal. 22. Blue finish with 6″ tapered rnd bbl, pedestal mounted partridge front sight and rnd top frame with adjustable rear sight. Mounted with diamond checkered silver medallion walnut grips that are numbered to this revolver. Accompanied by its orig Chinese red 2-pc cardboard box with red metal corner reinforcements, gold embossed lettering and a picture of the revolver in gold on the lid. Accompanied by its orig screwdriver with tiny knurled aluminum handle. This is one of only about 19,500 of these fine revolvers produced in the period 1930-1940. Few survive today in new or near new condition such as this revolver, and orig boxes are exceedingly rare. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching including bbl, cyl & grips. Overall retains 98-99% glossy orig factory blue with only faint thinning around muzzle and right side of bbl near the muzzle from box wear. Grips are crisp with no hand oil stain and show little or no wear, with minor verdigris around grip screw escutcheons and medallions. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. May have been fired but if so very little. Box is completely sound with lightly fuzzed top corners and some light to moderate soil on the lid. Screwdriver is fine. 4-39257 JR301 (1,000-2,000)

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*FINE SMITH & WESSON PRE-MODEL 29 DA REVOLVER WITH BLACK CASE. SN S156410. Cal. 44 Mag. High luster blue finish with 6-1/2″ ribbed bbl, red ramp & white outline adjustable sights, target trigger & hammer and diamond checkered magnum grips pencil numbered to this revolver but probably not by the factory. These grips are, however, probably factory original to this revolver. Accompanied by an orig black leatherette covered display box with gold embossed S&W logo on the lid with “44 MAGNUM” underneath. It is lined in orig blue velvet satin with orig knurled aluminum handled screwdriver, a cleaning rod & brush and mop. The Model 29 has been one of Smith & Wesson’s best sellers and are reasonably common in today’s market. However the pre-Model 29, with its high luster blue finish, is not at all common and finding one today in near unfired condition with its orig black presentation box is rare indeed. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all matching including bbl & cyl with grip numbers as noted above. Overall retains about 99% crisp high luster orig Smith & Wesson factory blue with one tiny spot on left edge of muzzle and a faint cylinder drag line. Trigger & hammer retain all of their crisp orig case colors. Grips are equally crisp & new. Revolver has been fired but very little. Case has slightly worn corners & edges with a few minor storage & handling lines and retains virtually all of its orig covering. Interior is lightly faded with minor, light to moderate soil and light damage from front & rear sights and hammer spur. Altogether a fine early set. 4-39141 JR303 (2,000-3,000)

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1163

*SCARCE SMITH & WESSON 35 SEMI-AUTO PISTOL WITH ORIGINAL BOX. SN 5938. Cal. 35 S&W. Blue finish with 3-1/2″ bbl, integral front sight and groove rear sight in top rear of frame. Left side of bbl has caliber marking and left side of frame has the S&W logo. Back strap has a tiny rotating safety and front strap has a serrated grip safety. Mounted with 2-pc smooth walnut grips with deep S&W gold medallions. Accompanied by one orig magazine. Also accompanied by its orig hinged lid chocolate brown box with green & black end label numbered to this gun. Inside lid has a directions label in both English & Spanish. This was Smith & Wesson’s first attempt at a a semi-auto pistol and only about 8,350 of these scarce pistols were produced in the period 1913-1921 in both blue & nickel finish. While these pistols were very well made with outstanding finish they were more expensive than their contemporaries and with their unusual & more expensive proprietary cartridge were not readily accepted by the buying public. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Overall retains 96-97% strong glossy orig factory blue with slight muzzle edge wear, probably from sliding in the box. Grips show light to moderate wear with light nicks & scratches and retain about 90% orig varnish, again probably from sliding around in the box. Magazine is crisp. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, probably unfired. Box has slightly fuzzed front interior corners with a small break in top of the lid and a large break in bottom, neither of which affect the overall integrity of the box. Interior label is yellowed but intact. 4-39506 JR277 (1,000-2,000)

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*SCARCE SMITH & WESSON 35 SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 5884. Cal. 35 S&W Auto. Blue finish with 3-1/2″ bbl, fixed sights integral with slide. Left side of bbl has caliber marking and left rear side of frame has Smith & Wesson logo. The back strap has a tiny rotating safety and front strap has a grip safety. Mounted with deep gold S&W logo smooth walnut grips and accompanied by an orig all blue magazine. Although there were about 8,350 of these pocket pistols produced in the period 1913-1921, they were never readily accepted by the American public, primarily because of their cost and proprietary oddball cartridge. These pistols were better designed and built to closer tolerances with better finishes than their contemporaries but were also more expensive. Thus after only that short production run they are relegated to history and the collector’s gun room. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains 95-96% strong dark orig factory blue with only faint muzzle & sharp edge wear. Grips have light nicks & scratches, show moderate wear and retain a hand worn patina with traces of finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. May be unfired. 4-39271 JR269 (1,000-2,000)

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*RARE SMITH & WESSON 32 SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 235. Cal. 32 ACP. Blue finish with 3-1/2″ bbl and has fixed sights integral with the slide. Slide has usual markings with the Smith & Wesson logo on left rear side of frame. Mounted with deep silver S&W medallion smooth wood grips and has a grip safety in front strap with no manual thumb safety. While this pistol had a relatively long production period, it had the misfortune of following Smith & Wesson’s less than successful 35 caliber pistol and was introduced just before the great depression of 1920’s & 1930’s. There were only 957 of these pistols produced in the period 1924-1936. The design of this pistol and quality of its manufacture was superior to almost all of its competition but the extra cost involved in producing it was not well received during the Depression and so was discontinued after only these few pistols were produced. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Overall retains about 97%-98% strong glossy orig factory blue with only slight muzzle edge wear on slide & bbl and faint sharp edge wear on frame. Grips have a few light nicks & scratches and retain traces of orig varnish, being mostly a hand worn patina. Magazine is crisp & clean. Crisp mechanics, brilliant shiny bore. 4-39272 JR268 (2,000-3,000)

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RARE SMITH & WESSON HANDGUNS SIGN. Sheet metal sign, 24-1/8″ x 6-1/16″ with a 6-1/4″ rnd section centered on top. It has background white paint with “S&W” logo on rnd section with “SMITH & WESSON HANDGUNS” lettered in black on rectangular part. Sign is hand-painted, obviously by a real professional. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. White background paint somewhat yellowed with light flaking around edges & some light rust. There are a few scratches on black lettering, otherwise it is fine. There are three holes along bottom edge. 8-87442 JJ8 (500-800)

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*FINE IDENTIFIED SMITH & WESSON 44 HAND EJECTOR FIRST MODEL TRIPLE LOCK DA REVOLVER. SN 3979. Cal. 44 Spcl. Blue finish with rare 7-1/2″ rnd bbl, pedestal mounted target front sight and rnd top receiver with adjustable rear sight and smooth trigger with fine knurled hammer. Mounted with beautiful, period, checkered Roper walnut target grips with thumb rest. The Triple Lock was produced only from 1908-1915 with about 15,375 revolvers produced in that time frame. They were offered in three bbl lengths in both blue & nickel with the 7-1/2″ bbl being fairly scarce. The Triple Lock gets its name from the third locking surface mounted to the crane with a corresponding spring loaded detent in the ejector rod housing. This revolver was ordered by and shipped to Mr. A.L.A. Himmelwright of San Francisco, CA. Mr. Abraham Lincoln Artman Himmelwright (1865-1936) was a famous, well known and renowned civil engineer, author, adventurer and marksman of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He was the general manager of the Roebling Construction Co. of New York City, which was the firm who supplied the steel & cables for the famed Brooklyn Bridge. Mr. Himmelwright authored books on pistol shooting techniques that were some of the most popular American books on the subject and remained in print from 1904 into the 1940’s. He was President of the U.S. Revolver Association from 1904-1906 and won the association’s Inaugural National Revolver Shooting Championship match in 1900. Mr. Himmelwright invented the Himmelwright wad cutter bullet initially for the 44 Russian cartridge, which was the most popular target cartridge of the 19th century, and later scaled it down for the 38 Special cartridge. Both of these bullets were adopted by the Ideal Reloading Equipment Co. in their bullet molds, some of which are still in use today. Accompanied by a Smith & Wesson factory letter identifying this revolver as having been shipped Jan. 22, 1909 to Mr. A.L.A. Himmelwright, San Francisco, Ca, with blue finish, a 7-1/2″ bbl with checkered walnut grips in a one gun shipment. The letter also states that Mr. Himmelwright “was an outstanding hand gun shot as well as a knowledgeable writer on the subject of hand gun shooting”. Also accompanying this lot are two copies of Mr. Himmelwright’s book Pistol and Revolver Shooting with copyright of 1908. Mr. Himmelwright also wrote other books, notably Snowbound in 1895 which detailed a stranded hunting party and The San Francisco Earthquake & Fire, A Brief History of the Disaster in 1906. This fine revolver undoubtedly saw extensive service with Mr. Himmelwright. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains 85-87% strong glossy orig blue with muzzle & sharp edge wear and some thinning on right side of the bbl and above the trigger on right side of the frame. Cylinder shows front edge wear and a drag line around rear edge. Hammer & trigger retain strong orig case colors. Grips are sound showing very light diamond point wear with no discernible flaws. Mechanics are extremely smooth & crisp, obviously a well tuned and well cared for revolver. Brilliant shiny bore. 4-39841 JR335 (6,500-9,500)

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*EXTREMELY RARE MATEBA MODEL 6 UNICA SEMI-AUTO REVOLVER W/BOX. SN 000779. Cal. 357 Mag. Most unusual revolver with low mounted bbl in a heavy vent rib housing with hexagonal shaped 6-shot cylinder and partially concealed hammer. Mounted with a checkered 1-pc walnut grip. This unusual revolver is a take-off on the venerable Webley-Fosbery with considerable variation. The frame is open topped with central cylinder pin that pivots on the crane which is released by a lever on right rear side of frame. Cylinder has stop notches on rear face. The first shot is either single action or double action with the blow back action of the cartridge causing the slide to recoil to the rear which cocks the hammer and rotates the cylinder. When it returns to battery the hammer is cocked in preparation for the ensuing shot. The rear of frame above the hammer has a sliding hammer block that rotates upward out of the way when firing, otherwise, when there is no pressure on the trigger, it blocks the hammer from traveling forward and thereby prevents an accidental discharge. The action of the trigger simultaneously locks the cylinder release. Accompanied by its orig plastic, foam lined carrying case, disassembly tools, a spare spring and a spare cylinder release lever. Also accompanying is an orig advertising sheet, a copy of the guarantee and a copy of the instruction manual. Additionally accompanied by its orig cardboard 2-pc shipping carton. CONDITION: Appears to be new & unfired retaining virtually all of its glossy orig factory finish. Grip retains about all of its orig oil finish. Case & box are new. 4-39291 JR284 (1,250-1,750)

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*EARLY MBA GYRO JET MARK II MODEL C SEMI-AUTO PISTOL W/BOX. SN 317. Cal. 12 mm. Made of stamped sheet metal with black matte finish, a 5″ bbl and mounted with smooth walnut grip panels. Scarce and unusual pistol that fires a 12 mm rocket projectile that accelerates to 1,250 FPS in .12 seconds. Pistol fires from a fixed magazine in the grip that is loaded one round at a time from the top. The rearward striking hammer forces the projectile onto a fixed firing pin which ignites the rocket mixture which in turn is expelled through small venturis in the base of the projectile. The projectile, in traveling down the bbl, recocks the hammer for the next round. These pistols were made in limited numbers in the period 1966-1969, initially in 13 mm. That projectile exceeds .50 caliber which was classified as a destructive device so the company reduced the projectile to 12 mm (49 caliber) to comply with the law. The projectiles were never very accurate and ammunition was prohibitively expensive, so they were never accepted by the buying public or the military. Accompanied by its orig 1-pc cardboard box and instruction sheet with orig cardboard shipping sleeve. CONDITION: Appears to be new & unfired. Retains virtually all of its orig factory finish. Box is crisp, instruction sheet is slightly yellowed and shipping sleeve is lightly stained. 4-39259 JR283 (1,000-2,000)

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*LOT OF FOUR WWI AND TWO WWII COLT 1911 AND 1911A1 COMMEMORATIVE PISTOLS. SN 7167-BW, 7167-M2, 7167-CT, 7167-MA, 7167-ETO, 7167-PTO. Cal. 45 ACP. 1)Belleau Wood. Gloss blue finish with gold filled inscriptions on each side of slide. Smooth walnut grips with medallions in each side. 2) 2nd Battle of the Marne. Nearly identical to #1 with white faux ivory grips & medallions on each side. 3) Chateau Thierry. Nearly identical to #1 with diamond checkered walnut grips & medallions on each side. 4) Meuse Argonne. Nearly identical to #1 with smooth walnut grips & medallions on each side. These four pistols all have their orig wood & Plexiglas display cases, three of which have their orig Kraft colored cardboard boxes numbered to the pistols. 5) WWII Commemorative European-African Middle-Eastern Theatre. Nickel finish with commemorative inscriptions on slide, fitted with smooth bird’s eye maple gold Colt medallion grips. 6) WWII Commemorative Asiatic-Pacific Theatre. Nickel finish with commemorative inscriptions on each side of slide and fitted with smooth gold Colt medallion walnut grips. Accompanied by its orig Kraft colored 2-pc box numbered to this pistol. The two WWII commemoratives are accompanied by their orig hinged lid glass topped display cases with removable drawers fitted for pistol, a metal plaque and seven nickel plated cartridges. CONDITION: All are new and unfired. Cases are also new. 4-38634 (6,000-10,000)

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1911A1-STYLE MOVIE PROP NON-GUN THAT BELONGED TO THE LATE ACTOR LEE MARVIN AND WAS USED IN HIS MOVIE “DELTA FORCE”. SN NSN. Fine reproduction of a non-firing but authentic looking 1911A1 military pistol with blue/black finish, marked on the left side of slide “M-1911A1-67 AUTOLOADING PISTOL / CALIBER. 45 US-ARMY MODEL”. Mounted with full checkered brown plastic grips with silver medallions and accompanied by what appears to be a functioning 1911A1 magazine. This pistol not only looks like an authentic military pistol, it functions & feels exactly like one, except there is no firing pin and the bore is plugged. Right side of the slide is marked “JAPAN”. Accompanied by a notarized statement from Mrs. Marvin stating that this pistol was used in Lee Marvin’s famous 1986 movie Delta Force, with Chuck Norris. Accompanied by affidavit from Mrs. Lee Marvin stating that this pistol was Lee Marvins. PROVENANCE: The late actor Lee Marvin. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains about 95% blue/black finish. Left grip is broken but repairable. Mechanics are fine. 4-38921 JR123 (750-1,500)

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RARE WWII SCALE MODEL OF THE FAMOUS “88” GERMAN ANTI-AIRCRAFT ARTILLERY CANNON. SN 011. Cal. 22 Blank. Marvelous piece of machining, this scale model was probably built as a presentation to a high ranking artillery officer or other WWII German Nazi official. It has a 12″ smooth bore stepped rnd bbl with recoiling breech block mounted on rails with dummy recoil cylinders in the bottom front. It has functioning hand wheel elevation that will elevate 90 degrees from horizontal to vertical and a traversing hand wheel that will rotate the entire cannon on its base 360 degrees. The base is about 5-1/2″ diameter of solid machined steel with a 1″ thick rim that is slightly tapered upward to the center which has a 2-3/4″ x 1/4″ raised platform upon which is mounted the tapered pedestal for the cannon itself. The right side of the frame has a functioning azimuth indicator. The elevation hand wheel/gear train is a marvel of miniaturization engineering. The handles on the hand wheel are microscopically serrated. The recoiling breechblock is about 1-5/8″ long x 1-1/4″ wide x 1″ thick and is attached to the spring-loaded cylinder mounted atop the bbl just as in the original. Right side of breechblock is marked “MOD. 1937 / CAL. 8,8 / GEW.”. Top of breechblock has a small articulated handle that functions as the trigger. The removable cartridge holder with striker is 1-7/8″ long with a knurled head and is secured into the breechblock with three lugs. Right side of cartridge holder has a small Luger-type striker which engages the sear which is attached to the trigger/handle. The nose of this device is removable for sgl shot loading of blank cartridges. The base of this beautiful little piece is stamped “BAMBERG – GERMANY / O11” on the large diameter and “ERNST MEHLING” on the raised area in the center. The number “11” was found on most of the visible parts. A truly spectacular piece for the avid and dedicated military collector. The German 88 was the most versatile and feared artillery piece used during WWII. It had great range with pinpoint accuracy and with a superior velocity was able to penetrate any allied armor. It could be mounted on a tank or as a field piece or as a field howitzer or, as in this case, an anti-aircraft gun. It was another marvel of German engineering. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains most of its orig metal finish on the gun itself with the base being a mottled silver/brown patina. Mechanics are fine and functional. 4-39067 (3,000-5,000)

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*THE MOST FAMOUS FOX SHOTGUN IN THE WORLD, THE A.H. FOX XE/HE SPECIAL, KNOWN AS “BO-WHOOP”, BUILT FOR WORLD RENOWN SPORTSMAN AND AUTHOR NASH BUCKINGHAM. SN 31088. Cal 12 ga. One-of-a-Kind Super-Fox with 32″ Chromox steel bbls with matted concave tapered rib, brass front and small ivory center sighting bead located 10″ from the breech end, choked FULL/FULL with 3″ chambers, ejectors and dbl triggers. Bbls are hand-stamped on right side “MADE FOR NASH BUCKINGHAM”, left bbl is marked “BY BURT BECKER PHILA.PA”. Frame is engraved in a typical “X”-grade patterns with full coverage bold leafy scroll. It has the vignette of 2 ducks in flight and “ANSLEY H. FOX” arching over the top on left side, the vignette of two quail in flight on right side with “ANSLEY H. FOX” engraved in an arch over the top. Bottom of frame is engraved with the large vignette of a fox in a field scene. Top lever, top tang, trigger bow & long lower tang are engraved to match. Underside of lower tang is stamped “31088”. This shotgun was specifically ordered and produced without a safety. Mounted with nicely figured walnut with checkered forearm and straight stock with checkered side panels and multi-point checkered straight grip, 14-1/4″ to a checkered butt. Forearm has an ivory schnable tip insert. Forearm latch and exposed forearm metal are engraved to match receiver. The stock mounted on this shotgun is a recent, faithful copy of the broken and crudely repaired stock that was on the gun at the time of discovery. Bore diameter: left -.739, right -.739. Bore restrictions: left -.047, right -.047. Wall thickness: left -.035, right -.037. Drop at heel: 2-5/16″, drop at comb: 1-3/16″. Weight: 9lbs. LOP 14-5/16″. Accompanied by a J.T. Callahan Letter identifying this shotgun as HE Special, 12 ga., 32″ choked FULL/FULL 85%, stock 14-1/4″, 1-1/2×2″ (specified) finished 2-1/8″, weight 9lbs, 8oz. to 9lbs 12oz. (specified), finished at 9lbs 9oz. Under notes: slender straight grip, 1/2 oval 4-3/4″, Hy Gain recoil pad, XE grade style stock & forearm, XE engraving, full round comb, pitch 2″, castoff 1/4″, (from factory records) chambered for 3″ shells for #4 chilled shot, largest ivory front sight, small ivory rear sight 10″ from breech, the shotgun was shipped from the Fox Philadelphia PA factory on July 15, 1927. The orig consignee is listed to be “Nash Buckingham”. Super-Fox shotguns were introduced about 1923 and continued in production with the A.H. Fox Gun Co. until 1929 and then appeared in the Savage-Fox catalogs of 1930-1942. According to the book A.H. Fox, The Finest Gun in the World, McIntosh, these Super-Fox shotguns, while outwardly having the appearance of a standard 12 gauge, were actually a completely unique model although were mechanically identical to other Fox shotguns. The frame is about 1/16″ larger all around than a standard 12 bore frame and could weigh as much as 9-3/4 lbs. He also states that only 30″ and 32″ bbls were available. Many if not all, of the Super-Fox shotguns were bored personally by Burt Becker who was a very skilled gunsmith, who having apprenticed under renowned shotgun manufacturer Dan Lefever and others, eventually moving to Philadelphia and began working for the A.H. Fox Gun Company in about 1915. Becker had spent a lot of time studying shotgun bbls and chokes and according to Buckingham was the finest bbl man in the world. Mr. Becker, in collaboration with Charles Askins, bored & tested many bbls to refine their design which consisted of over-boring the bore with a longer, tapered chamber and gradually tapering forcing cone and choke which served to control the patterns to the effect that he was able to produce a very tight dispersion of 80-90% of the pellets in a 30″ circle at 40 yds. In about 1921 John Olin was testing his new 3″ ammunition and the best of the shotguns he tested was a Becker-bored Fox 12 gauge. Mr. Olin sent this shotgun and eight boxes of his new unmarked ammunition to an old friend in Memphis to test on ducks and geese, Nash Buckingham. Buckingham was so impressed with the performance of that gun that he immediately abandoned his 34″ Parker and the old style of ammunition in favor of the Fox (Reference the above publication). According to the referenced publication, in 1926 Buckingham commissioned a 12 gauge Super-Fox waterfowl gun. He specified that the bbls be bored by Burt Becker, chambered for 3″ shells and regulated it for the new Super-X load of 4 drams powder & 1-3/8 oz. of #4 copper clad shot. This gun frequently was written about by Nash in various articles and thus became familiar to the vast readership of Buckingham, eventually making it one of the most famous shotguns in the world and certainly the most famous Fox shotgun ever built. According to the referenced publication the finished gun weighed just under 10 lbs. and when it left the factory both bbls would place 90% of the shot charge into a 30″ circle at 40 yards. Becker then stamped Nash Buckingham’s name on one bbl and his own name on the other. Nash’s close friend, hunting companion and outdoor writer Harold Sheldon, nicknamed the great shotgun “Bo-Whoop” (in reference to the thunderous sound it made each time Nash shot it). Buckingham’s fame continued to grow as a sport and writer when on Dec. 1, 1948, after a morning of duck shooting near Clarendon, Arkansas, he and Cliff Green were stopped by game wardens for a license check. Reportedly one of the wardens placed “Bo-Whoop”, in its case, on the fender of Green’s car. The shotgun was forgotten about and left on the fender as they drove away, falling off into oblivion sometime later. “Bo-Whoop” was lost. However “Bo-Whoop” really wasn’t lost, just no one knew exactly where it was, that is until the late 1950’s or early 1960’s when, according to a notarized affidavit from the consignor, his Grandfather purchased this shotgun with a broken stock from an unnamed man for $50 (the man was asking $100). The broken shotgun remained in his Grandfather’s closet until his death in 1991 and was passed on to the consignor’s Father. It remained in storage for the next 14 years. In 2005, the Father decided it was time to have the gun properly repaired. He took it to Jim Kelly of Darlington, SC who informed the Father of the shotgun’s history, Nash Buckingham, and how famous both shotgun and man were. Kelly faithfully recreated the broken stock in about a year and the shotgun went back into storage. In January 2009 the shotgun was handed down to the consignor who, now aware of the shotgun’s history and fame, has decided to allow it to be sold to someone who will appreciate it for what it is and honor the memory of Nash Buckingham and the legend of “Bo-Whoop”. While Nash’s loss of “Bo-Whoop” was a considerable personal loss, at least it was not a financial loss; Buckingham received a cash settlement from his insurance company for its loss. A final chapter in the long and drawn out history of Bo-Whoop appears in Buckingham’s book Letters to John Bailey where on p. 37 in a letter dated Dec. 2,1948, he details the loss of “Bo-Whoop”. “I feel like I did when Chubby died. It’s fully insured but I’ll never get another friend like that gun.” Chubby was Nash’s loyal and beloved Spaniel. In July 1950, Barry Brooks and George Warner, friends of Buckingham, conspired to replace Bo-Whoop. They contacted Burt Becker, who was now 80 years old to make another gun (“Bo-Whoop II”). That shotgun was completed by or under the direct supervision of Mr. Becker at a cost of $750 and bears the SN 121, which is in Mr. Becker’s own serial range. Mr. Buckingham used Bo-Whoop II until 1968 when he was 88 years old, when age had made it impossible for him to use this heavy old shotgun so he sold it to his friend Dr. William Andrews of Memphis, TN. This gun is now on display at the national Duck’s Unlimited headquarters. One last point of interest regarding the serial number of “Bo-Whoop”. After the time of loss, Nash incorrectly referenced the serial number of his lost gun as #31108. “Bo-Whoop’s” correct serial number is 31088 which is of course found on this gun. A search of the Fox records for SN 31108 discloses that that serial number belongs to an A-grade Fox 12 gauge with 30″ bbls, nothing even close to a Super-Fox. Fox records for serial number 31088 conclusively describes our gun here and thus unquestionably lays to rest any question of authenticity. Given the proximity of the resurfacing of this venerable old shotgun, with its authentic markings and rock solid provenance and factory letter, there can be no doubt that what was once lost is now found. This, undoubtedly, is a once in a lifetime opportunity to own the most famous Fox shotgun in the world. As explained above the gun has no question of title. Because the insurance company settled, Nash’s descendants no longer have any possible ownership. In regards to the Insurance Co (if it still is in existence) there is no practical way a claim could be made 60 years later ad even if it was, they could only recover their original settlement (which was probably $500-$700) For these and many other reasons James D. Julia will guarantee clear title to the buyer of the gun now and in the future. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbls retain orig blue thinning to brown over chamber areas with minor nicks & dings. Receiver retains case colors in sheltered areas having mostly faded to silver. The new stock is crisp & clean and retains about all of its wonderful custom finish. Orig forearm shows heavy wear with several compression creases at receiver end and retains a lovely hand worn patina. Mechanics are crisp with strong ejectors, bright shiny bores. Accompanying stock shows the obvious repaired break through the wrist with moderate to heavy wear on checkering and numerous light nicks, dings & scratches with a very worn heel and overall retains a dark hand worn patina. 4-39178 (100,000-200,000)

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LOT OF RARE NASH BUCKINGHAM MATERIAL INCLUDING THE ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT FOR HIS BOOK “TATTERED COAT”; A PUTNAM LIMITED EDITION OF “TATTERED COAT” AND THE BOOK “MR. BUCK THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF NASH BUCKINGHAM”. 1) The original manuscript for Tattered Coat consists of about 200 pages of dbl spaced typewritten text with green foolscap typewritten title & cover pages, pages & pages of yellowed typewritten bond paper with numerous other pages of illustrations from various previous Buckingham articles along with text from these articles, all of which were apparently compiled to become one of Mr. Buckingham’s most famous books. 2) Putnam Limited Edition, #188 of Tattered Coat, hard cover with linen cloth cover that has a colorful illustration on front cover of hanging birds, a hunting coat & hat, signed A.D. Fuller. The label on the spine is also on applied paper. The book is 210 pages with wonderful ink line drawing illustrations and a fly leaf picture of Mr. Buckingham in coat, tie & hat kneeling with his beloved springer, Chubby. Inside front page states that this is #188 of 995 copies and is personally autographed by Nash Buckingham. The book also contains several pages of photographs of various people, dogs & places. 3) Deluxe hard cover Executive Edition, #119 of 250 of Mr. Buck The Autobiography of Nash Buckingham which was compiled from notes and articles posthumously, either by or with the cooperation of Irma Buckingham O’Falon, Mr. Buckingham’s daughter. The book has gold embossed burgundy leatherette binding with ribbed spine and deluxe slip cover. It contains 276 pages plus bibliography and includes numerous pictures and reproduced correspondences. The fly leaf has an orig artist signed etching of Nash Buckingham and a dog retrieving a bird. CONDITION: 1) Manuscript is mostly yellowed with some tattered edges but intact as found. 2) Slightly worn edges but protected by a clear Lucite cover. Pages are slightly yellowed. 3) Crisp & new with brilliant cover and slip case. 4-39773 (8,000-12,000)

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FINE GROUPING OF ORIG BURT BECKER LETTERS, LETTERS TO NASH BUCKINGHAM AND CONTRACTS FOR MR. BUCKINGHAM’S BOOKS WITH PUTNAM’S PUBLISHERS. This fantastic grouping of correspondence contains personal letters from the famous Fox Shotgun maker, Burt Becker, to such notables as a typewritten letter to H.A. Bartholomew dated Sept. 1950, wherein he discusses the second “Bo Whoop” shotgun he has made for Nash Buckingham. He states “Well i think its veary (sic) kind in the two gents to give Nas (sic) that fine gun.” He goes on to state that he could not make a gun like that for less than $750.00; an undated handwritten letter to Mr. Bartholomew regarding some pictures and he finishes with a note that he was going to “the rest house” for three weeks; another undated hand written letter to Mr. HAB, presumably Mr. Bartholomew, where he is apparently discussing Mr. Bartholomew’s health; another undated hand written letter to H.A. Bartholomew wherein he is discussing trying to locate a gun, which he was unable to find; another undated hand written letter to Mr. Bartholomew informing Mr. Bartholomew that he is in the hospital and doesn’t know how long he’ll be there; three small notes to Mr. H.A. Bartholomew advising him that Mr. Becker was back home and having some pictures made and would send them along. He was also discussing that he would like to get back out and shoot again; there is a small hand written note on Henry A. Bartholomew letterhead dated October 18-56 titled “Dear Nash” wherein he apparently is sending Mr. Buckingham a current picture of Mr. Becker. He advises that he has asked Mr. Becker for earlier pictures of himself and then discusses Mr. Becker getting back out to hunt and then discusses shooting dove; another 2-page hand written mini-biography of Mr. Becker and signed by him includes his date & place of birth, education & work history. There is a registration of copyright to Nash Buckingham dated Oct. 26, 1961, for Mr. Buckingham’s book De Shootin’est Gentl’man and Other Hunting Tales, illustrated by Hamilton Greene and a printing & publishing agreement with Putnam’s Sons dated 31 December 1943 for the printing, publishing & distribution rights for Mr. Buckingham’s book Game Bag. There are also two letters from Putnams to Mr. Buckingham, one dated February 1944 and the other March 1944 over the signature of Wallace Hough. The February letter is apparently returning several manuscripts to Mr. Buckingham with notes as to their desirability for publication. The March letter is discussing art work for an upcoming book. And finally there is a type0written letter dated 17 Sept. 1970 to Mr. Buckingham from George R. Evans wherein he is responding to a letter from Mr. Buckingham and discussing photographs of Mr. Buckingham along with bird dogs & shooting. CONDITION: Most of letters & documents are fine with some of the hand written material from Mr. Becker being on inexpensive lined tablet paper turned yellow and brittle. Most of the other items are also turning slightly yellow but all are completely legible. A truly rare collection of correspondence involving two of shotgunning’s most famous individuals. 4-39774 (3,000-5,000)

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*FABULOUS A.H. FOX XHE UPGRADE BY CSM. SN 27860. Cal 12 ga. 30″ bbls, matted tapered concave rib, sgl silver sighting bead, IMP.CYL/FULL chokes, 2-3/4″ chambers, ejectors, and dbl triggers. Top of right bbl is marked “CHROMOX FLUID COMPRESSED STEEL” and left “MADE BY A.H. FOX GUN CO. PHILA. PA. U.S.A.” Chamber end of each bbl has 2-3/4″ wedge of beautiful oak leaf and acorn scroll. The “H” frame has been beautifully enhanced to “X” grade with bold oak leaf scroll with shaded backgrounds, left side with 2 ruffed grouse and arching “ANSLEY H. FOX” over top, and 2 woodcock on right side with arching Ansley H. Fox, circle with stalking fox on center of bottom. The superb upgrade to “X” grade was carried out by “Galazan Fox Division of Connecticut Shotgun Manufacturing”, and this is backed up by a company invoice dated 5-26, 1995 identifying the above work. Mounted with nicely figured walnut, sculpted checkered side panels, checkered rnd knob pistol grip with ribbon, Silvers style recoil pad, checkered splintered forend with ribbon and ebony schnabel tipped insert. Wood work was also executed by CSM. Bore diameter: left -.738, right -.738. Bore restrictions: left -.044, right -.015. Wall thickness: left -.026, right -.025. Drop at heel: 2″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 8lbs. 14oz. LOP 15″. CONDITION: Extremely fine as custom upgraded. Bbls retain nearly all of their fine factory quality custom restored blue finish with a few minor handling marks and faint rub mark on bottom from forend. Receiver retains virtually all of its fine factory quality restored case color finish. Stock is sound with sharp checkering, a few minor light handling and use marks, and retains virtually all of its fine, factory quality finish. Forend is sound with sharp checkering, a couple small handling marks and retains virtually all of its fine, factory quality finish. Mechanics are crisp with non-auto safety, strong ejectors and shiny bores. 4-39772 BDT106 (10,000-20,000)

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*A.H. FOX XE GRADE SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN. SN 24643. Cal. 12 ga. 32″ Chromox bbls, tapered matted concave rib, dual ivory sighting beads, MOD/MOD choke, 2-3/4″ chambers, ejectors and dbl triggers. Sides of each chamber have 1-3/4″ wedge of oak leaf scroll engraving. Top of right bbl marked “CHROMOX FLUID COMPRESSED STEEL” and left bbl “MADE BY A.H. FOX GUN CO. PHILA. PA. U.S.A.”. The rebated frame is engraved in standard “X” style of bold oak leaf scroll, oval of 2 ducks in flight and “ANSLEY H. FOX” on left side, two quail in flight and “ANSLEY H. FOX” on right side, circle with upward looking fox on bottom center, trigger guard has oak leaf scroll and shield with initials “MAR”. Mounted in highly figured walnut with sculpted checkered side panels, checkered rnd knob pistol grip with “M.A.R.” stamped in grip, vented white line recoil pad and black 1/4″ spacer, and checkered splinter forend with schnabel ebony tip insert. Bore diameter: left -.727, right -.727. Bore restrictions: left -.013, right -.012. Wall thickness: left -.027, right -.026. Drop at heel: 2-3/4″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7lbs. 2oz. LOP 14-11/16″. Gun is accompanied with a Griffin & Howe letter identifying gun as being in the consigned inventory of Abercrombie & Fitch on December 12, 1949, consigned by Mrs. M.A. Ramirez. Identifying gun as 12 ga., XE grade, 32″ bbls, 2-3/4″ chambers with ejectors, FULL/FULL choke, weighing 7lbs 2oz., 2-3/4″ drop at heel, 1-1/2″ drop at comb, 14-5/8″ LOP, 1/2 pistol grip, accompanied by a leg-o-mutton case. It further goes on to state the gun was sold to H.P. Bingham in the New York store September 6, 1950 for $195.00. An additional letter from Griffin & Howe give some background on the consignor as Mrs. Maximilian Arther Ramirez, whose husband was a Cuban born physician and resided on Park Avenue, the purchaser was Harry Payne Bingham, who was a director of the First National Bank of New York, and resided on Park Avenue in the mid 1930’s & 40’s, and in additional there are other documents identifying Mr. Bingham and Mrs. Ramirez. Still accompanying gun is the leg-o-mutton case marked “Dr. Maximilian A. Ramirez.” and a paper end label “Abercrombie & Fitch New York”. Outside of lid has paper label with hand written SN of gun. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retain 95% orig blue, some faint muzzle wear, numerous tiny nicks & light scratches and some faint thinning in forearm area, rub mark on bottom of bbls from forend. Receiver retains 97% orig case hardening, lightly silvering on sharp edges and thinning across bottom. Trigger guard shows strong orig blue across bow and silvered through grip area. Stock is sound with a grain crack running from flute of comb down into the checkering on right side of grip, normal light scratches, nicks & dings retaining its orig finish. Forend is sound with good checkering, grain crack from forend iron forward on lower right side, normal minor nicks & dings and retains its orig finish. Mechanics are crisp with auto-safety, strong ejectors, good bore with some light frosting. Leg-o-mutton case is in good condition with some moderate scuffing and a replacement locking tab. 4- 39160 BDT62 (6,500-9,500)

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*DESIRABLE A.H. FOX XE GRADE SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN. SN 202077. Cal. 20 ga. 26″ Chromox steel bbls, matted concave rib, dual ivory sighting beads, 2-3/4″ chambers, IMP.CYL/MOD choke, ejectors & dbl triggers. Top of right bbl is marked “CHROMOX FUEL COMPRESSED STEEL” and left “MADE BY A.H. FOX GUN CO. PHILA. PA. USA”. Each chamber are has about 1-3/4″ wedge of bold leafy scroll. The rebated frame is typical “X” engraving with oval with 2 quail on flight on left side with “ANSLEY H. FOX” engraved over and right side with 2 ducks in flight, with “ANSLEY H. FOX” over. Bottom with circle with fox looking up, balance being a bold leafy scroll with shaded background. Mounted with nicely figured walnut, checkered side panels, checkered rnd knob pistol grip, Silvers style recoil pad, checkered forend with schnabel ebony tip insert. Bore diameter: left -.615, right -.615. Bore restrictions: left -.020, right -.004. Wall thickness: left -.039, right -.038. Drop at heel: 2-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-9/16″. Weight: 5lbs. 13oz. LOP 14″. CONDITION: Extremely fine as beautifully restored. Bbls retain virtually all of their fine factory quality restored blue finish with just a few very minor handling marks. Receiver retains 95% of a dark factory quality case colors with just a small amount of silvering through balance area. Stock is sound with nice sharp re-cut checkering, a few minor handling marks and retains a professional hand rubbed oil finish. Forend is sound with nice freshened checkering, a few minor handling marks, and retains a fine professional hand rubbed oil finish. Mechanics are crisp with auto-safety, strong ejectors and nice shiny bores. 4-40101 BDT49 (12,500-17,500)

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*DESIRABLE A.H. FOX XE GRADE SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN. SN 25763. Cal. 12 ga., 26″ Chromox steel bbls, matted concave rib, ivory front and white center sighting beads, MOD/IMP.MOD chokes, 3″ chambers, ejectors and dbl triggers. Top of right bbl marked “CHROMOX FLUID COMPRESSED STEEL” and left “MADE BY A.H. FOX GUN CO. PHILA. PA U.S.A.”. Chamber area of both bbls have 1-3/4″ wedge of bold leafy foliate scroll, the rebated frame is engraved in typical “X” style, with oval scene of 2 waterfowl on left side with “ANSLEY H. FOX” above it, 2 quail in flight on right side with “ANSLEY H. FOX”, circle with upward looking fox on bottom, with balance a bold leafy foliate scroll. Mounted with nicely figured walnut, sculpted checkered side panels, multi-point checkered rnd knob pistol grip, and Jostam anti-flinch recoil pad, checkered splinter forend with ebony schnabel tip insert. Bore diameter: left -.725, right -.729. Bore restrictions: left -.018, right -.010. Wall thickness: left -.023, right -.031. Drop at heel: 2-7/8″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 6lbs. 13oz. LOP 14″. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain 90-95% orig blue with minor muzzle wear, some minor dings & scratches, some areas starting to thin, and rub mark on bottom from forend. Receiver shows traces of orig case colors in protected areas with remainder a pleasing soft silver patina. Stock is sound with good checkering, minor grain crack on lower right side, typical minor light handling marks and retains a nice hand rubbed oil finish. Forend is sound with hairline crack at bottom at forend iron, slightly worn checkering, a few minor handling marks, and retains orig finish blended with hand worn patina. Mechanics are crisp with non-auto safety, strong ejectors, nice bores that are slightly frosted. 4-40105 BDT48 (5,000-8,000)

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*A.H. FOX DE GRADE SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN. SN 27246. Cal. 12 ga. 30″ Krupp steel bbls, matted concave rib, sgl silver sighting bead, 3″ chambers, IMP.MOD/MOD chokes, ejectors and dbl triggers. Rebated frame is beautifully “D” grade engraved with ribbon engraved “ANSLEY H. FOX” on each side. Left side oval with 2 shore birds in flight, right side with 2 grouse in flight, bottom center with setter on point with split rail fence in background, trigger plate with bold floral scroll with shaded background as well as balance of frame and top tang, fences are engraved with a stylized portrait of a mythical creature. Mounted with highly figured walnut, checkered side panels, with arrowhead dropper point, checkered rnd knob pistol grip, Silvers style recoil pad, checkered splinter forend with ebony schabel tip insert. Bore diameter: left -.729, right -.730. Bore restrictions: left -.030, right -.024. Wall thickness: left -.031, right -.027. Drop at heel: 2-3/4″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 7lbs. 3oz. LOP 14″. CONDITION: Extremely fine as beautifully and faithfully restored. Bbls retains nearly all of an extremely fine factory quality restored blue finish with only a few light handling marks and a spot of thinning over right chamber. Frame retains most of a fine factory quality case colored finish with some faint thinning on sharp edges and across top of fences. Stock is sound with small chip behind top tang, nicely restored checkering, a few minor handling marks in a professional hand rubbed oil finish. Forend is sound with nicely re-pointed checkering, and a few minor handling marks and retains a fine professional hand rubbed oil finish. Mechanics are crisp with auto-safety, strong ejectors and nice shiny bores. 4-40102 BDT50 (12,500-17,500)

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*SUPERB CSM FOX DE GRADE TWO BARREL SET WITH CASE. SN F205685. Cal. 20 ga. Bbl set 1) 26″ matted tapered concave rib, with dual ivory sighting beads, 2-3/4″ chambers, MOD/IMP-CYL chokes, ejectors and dbl triggers. Top of right bbl marked “MADE TO ORDER AH FOX” and left “KRUPP FLUID STEEL”. Each bbl has 2-1/2″ wedge of foliate scroll with shaded background, rib has gold band and gold “I”. Bbl set 2) 30″ matted tapered concave rib, dual ivory sighting beads, 2-3/4″ chambers, IMP-CYL/FULL choke, right bbl marked “MADE TO ORDER AH FOX” and left “KRUPP FLUID STEEL”, 2-1/2″ wedge of foliate scroll with shaded background, rib with gold band and “II”. The scalloped and rebated frame has bold foliate scroll with shaded background, ribbon with “ANSLEY H. FOX” on each side, two grouse in flight on left, setter pointing grouse, center bottom, and two woodcock in flight on right, scalloped fence, with oak leaf carving. Top lever has gold bust of a grouse head, top tang has SAFE inlaid in gold. Mounted with exhibition walnut, checkered side panels, checkered straight grip, checkered butt with bold foliate scroll engraved skeleton buttplate, splinter schnabel forend, fully checkered with ribbons and ebony tipped insert on each set of bbls with matching gold “I” and “II”. Bbl set 1) Bore diameter: left -.612, right -.612. Bore restrictions: left -.016, right -.004. Wall thickness: left -.046, right -.049. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-3/4″. Weight: 5lbs. 7oz. LOP 14-3/4″. Bbl set 2) Bore diameter: left -.612, right -.615. Bore restrictions: left -.005, right -.027. Wall thickness: left -.049, right -.046. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-3/4″. Weight: 5lbs. 13oz. LOP 14-3/4″. Accompanied with leather case, makers label on inside lid and accessories. CONDITION: Extremely fine, near new since manufactured. Both sets of bbls retain 99% of their fine orig factory blue with just a couple tiny handling marks. Receiver retains all of its fine dark orig case colors. Stock is sound with sharp checkering, a couple minor handling marks and retains all of its fine factory hand rubbed oil finish. Forends are sound with sharp checkering, a couple tiny handling marks and retains all of its fine factory hand rubbed oil finish. Mechanics are crisp with auto-safety, strong ejectors and shiny new bores in all bbls. Case is fine with some minor scuffing to outside leather. 4-39039 BDT214 (21,000-26,000)

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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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*VERY FINE PARKER BROTHERS AHE GRADE SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN. SN 235086. Cal 16 ga. 26″ bbls, matted tapered rib with dual brass sighting beads, IMP.MOD/MOD chokes, 2-9/16″ chambers, ejectors and sgl selective trigger. Top rib is marked “PARKER BROS. MAKERS. MERIDEN. CT. U.S.A. ACME STEEL”, left bbl flat is stamped with Remington date code “RC3 November 1934”. The “1” size frame is “A” quality engraved with tight foliate arabesque scroll, ribbon with “PARKER BROS.” on each side, left side has vignette of 2 waterfowl, right side with 3 pheasants, center bottom with a bobwhite quail and on trigger plate 2 setters locked on point and on a rock below the initials “S.B.C”. Mounted with highly figured walnut, checkered side panels, fleur-de-lis drop points, fully checkered pistol grip, hard rubber sculpted grip cap with blank, gold center, checkered butt with engraved skeleton buttplate, fully checkered splinter forend. Bore diameter: left -.664, right -.664. Bore restrictions: left -.015, right -.009. Wall thickness: left -.035, right -.038. Drop at heel: 2-3/16″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 7lbs. 1oz. LOP 13-1/2″. The Book Parker Gun Identification & Serialization identified as grade “A6” “A” grade with Acme steel bbls, 28″, 16 ga, vent rib with sgl trigger and capped pistol grip stock. CONDITION: Very Fine. Bbls retain 98% of a factory quality restored blue finish with small scratch on left chamber, a faint rub mark from forend a few tiny handling marks. Receiver shows 30% thinning case colors, stronger on side and protected areas, silver from wear across bottom, sharp edges and across top. Stock is sound with sharp crisp checkering, some handling marks, a thin scratch on left side of comb at buttplate and retains a fine hand rubbed factory quality finish. Forend is sound with sharp checkering, a couple tiny chips on edge and retains a fine factory quality hand rubbed finish. Triggers are a bit sluggish with auto-safety, strong ejectors and shiny bores. 4-39795 BDT108 (25,000-35,000)

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*RESTORED PARKER AA GRADE SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN. SN 103558. Cal. 12 ga. 30″ Whitworth steel bbls, matted tapered concave rib with dual ivory sighting beads, 2-3/4″ chambers, FULL/FULL choke, extractors and sgl selective trigger. Top rib of bbl is engraved “PIGEON GUN PARKER BROS. MAKERS. MERIDEN CONN. WHITWORTH STEEL.” Chamber end of each bbl has 2-3/4″ wedge of floral and foliate scroll, muzzle end has 2″ wedge to match. The “2” size frame of “AA” quality engraving is beautifully executive in an intricate floral and foliate pattern with shaded background, center bottom of receiver in a banner is engraved “PARKER BROS”. Mounted with highly figured walnut, checkered side panels, with fleur-de-lis drop points, checkered straight grip, Hawkins vented recoil pad, blank gold oval, fully checkered splinter forend. Bore diameter: left -.729, right -.729. Bore restrictions: left -.033, right -.032. Wall thickness: left -.030, right -.030. Drop at heel: 1-7/8″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 7lbs. 11oz. LOP 13-7/8″. The book Parker Gun Identification & Serialization identify as Grade W7(AA with Whitworth steel bbls), straight grip, 12 ga, 30″, with no extras. CONDITION: Extremely fine as restored. Bbls retain nearly all of their fine factory quality restored blue finish with a few minor handling marks and faint rub mark from forend. Receiver retains 95% of its fine restored case coloring, silvering on trigger plate and across fences. Water table and standing breech are finally jeweled. Stock is sound with sharp checkering, a few minor nicks & scratches in its fine factory quality restored finish. In a few areas of border of checkering has some flaking finish. Forend is sound with good checkering, a few tiny handling marks, retains a factory quality restored finish with some lifting on borders of checkering. Mechanics are crisp with auto-safety, good bores that are lightly frosted just forward of forcing cone. 4-39959 BDT131 (15,000-25,000)

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*LATE PARKER A-1 SPECIAL UPGRADE SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN. SN 241298. Cal 20 ga. 30″ bbls with factory tapered matted vent rib, dual ivory sighting beads, 2-3/4″ chambers IMP.MOD/MOD chokes, sgl selective trigger and ejectors, muzzle end have narrow band of scroll engraving, chamber area has 2-1/2″ wedge of scroll engraving. The “O” size frame has been beautifully engraved to a scroll and floral pattern with PARKER” in gold across bottom, gold trigger and selector and gold SN on long tang trigger guard. Mounted with nicely figured feather grain walnut, checkered side panels, fleur-de-lis drop points, multi-point checkered straight grip, fleur-de-lis checkered butt with scroll engraved skeleton buttplate, blank gold oval, beavertail forend with carved multi-point fleur-de-lis checkering. The book “Parker Gun Identification & Serialization” identify gun as a “V” grade 30″, 20 ga with ejectors, sgl trigger, large forend and vent rib. Water table has been neatly marked “A1S” & grade “8”. Bore diameter: left -.615, right -.617. Bore restrictions: left -.015, right -.022. Wall thickness: left -.035, right -.033. Drop at heel: 2-3/16″, drop at comb: 1-9/16″. Weight: 7lbs. 2oz. LOP 14-9/16″. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbls retain nearly all of their fine custom rust bluing with minor handling marks and a minor rub mark from forend. Receiver retains virtually all of its custom restored case color finish. Stock is sound with sharp checkering, a few minor handling marks, and retains most of its custom finish. Forend is sound, with good checkering, a few minor handling marks, and retains most of its custom finish. Mechanics are crisp with non-auto safety, strong ejectors and nice shiny bores. 4-40086 BDT10 (12,500-17,500)

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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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*RARE PARKER BHE GRADE 1-1/2 FRAME SIDE-BY-SIDE SHOTGUN. SN 132016. Cal. 12 ga. 28″ bbls, matted tapered concave rib with dual ivory sighting beads, 2-3/4″ chambers, IMP.Cyl/MOD chokes, ejectors and Miller sgl trigger. Rare 1-1/2 size receiver is special ordered B grade engraving with foliate Arabesque scroll and flower blossoms on each side with ribbon marked “Parker Bros”. Trigger plate also has foliate Arabesque scroll with flower blossoms. Mounted with nicely figured walnut, checkered side panels with fleur-de-lis dropper points, checkered straight grip stock, 1″ Silvers recoil pad, silver initial oval engraved “DSW” and fully checkered splinter forend. Bore diameter: left -.731, right -.732. Bore restrictions: left -.010, right -.008. Wall thickness: left -.032, right -.035. Drop at heel: 2-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7lbs. 3oz. LOP 13-7/8″. CONDITION: Fine, bbls retain 90-95% orig blue with muzzle wear, some fine nicks and scratches and thinning in chamber and forend area. Rub mark on bottom from forend. Receiver retains traces of orig case color, visible in protected areas, with balance a silver patina. Stock is sound with slightly flat checkering, numerous light nicks and scratches, small nick by lower tang at receiver and retains orig finish blending with a professional added finish near recoil pad. Forend is sound with slightly flat checkering, nicks and scrapes and retains orig finish blending with hand worn patina. Mechanics are crisp with non-automatic safety that is also trigger selector, strong ejectors and shiny bores with a couple small shallow pits in right bbl. 4-38759 BDT100 (8,000-10,000)

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*RARE AND DESIRABLE PARKER BROTHERS DHE GRADE 32″ VENT RIB SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN. SN 216403. Cal. 20 ga. Listed in the Parker Gun Identification & Serialization book as a Grade T13. Built on an “O” frame with 32” Titanic Steel bbls choked FULL/IMP-MOD with Parker flat, matted, ventilated rib with dbl ivory beads, doll’s head rib extension, ejectors & dbl triggers. Mounted with nicely figured American walnut with checkered splinter forearm & straight stock with teardrop side panels, 14” over a Pachmayr pad. Receiver is engraved in typical “D” patterns of a pointer on left side, a setter on right side & four pheasants on floorplate, surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns & maker’s name in a ribbon on each side. Will letter as found. Bore diameter: left – .617, right – .616. Bore restrictions: left – .020, right – .018. Wall thickness: left – .034, right – .034. Drop at heel: 2-1/4”, drop at comb: 1-1/2”. Weight: 7 lbs. 4.16 oz. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbls retain 97-98% strong orig factory blue with slight muzzle edge wear & a small nick or two. Receiver retains 70-75% strong, bright, orig case colors, thin & fading to silver on right bottom edge, front of floorplate & left half of front of receiver. Sides are bright with brilliant colors in very sheltered areas. Wood is sound with light handling & use marks & retains about all of a professionally restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bores with a tiny ding in right bbl. 4-39796 (15,000-20,000)

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*DESIRABLE, LATE REMINGTON PARKER DHE SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN WITH FACTORY VENT RIB. SN 242134. Cal. 20ga. 28″ bbls. Matted, tapered, vent rib, dual white sighting beads, Imp.Cyl chokes, 2-3/4″ chambers, ejectors and sgl selective triggers. Left bbl flat has Remington date code OK (with a heart), which is July 1948. Left side of bbl lug is stamped D GRADE 20GA./FOR 2-3/4″ SHELLS. Serial number is stamped on bbl flat. The “0” size frame is standard, late, D Grade engraved with foliate, arabesque scrolls and setter on left side, pointer on right side, three pheasants on trigger plate and center of bottom engraved PARKER.Mounted with nicely figured walnut; checkered side panels with spear drop points; checkered pistol grip with Parker Bros. hard rubber grip cap; leather covered recoil pad; blank gold oval; and checkered beavertail forend. This serial number does not appear in Parker gun serialization identification book. Bore diameter: left -.618, right -.618. Bore restrictions: left -.008, right -(.007). Wall thickness: left -.042, right -.043. Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″ . Weight: 7lbs. 1oz. LOP: 13-13/16″. CONDITION: Very fine. bbls retain nearly all of a fine factory quality rust blue finish. A few minor scratches and a faint rub from forend. Receiver retains 30-40% thinning orig case colors, strongest in rear and protected areas. Balance is a smooth, gray patina. Trigger guard retains virtually all of a fine, factory quality restored blue finish. Stock is sound with tiny hairline crack behind top tang, a few minor handling marks and retains virtually all of a fine, hand rubbed, restored finish. Forend is sound with sharp checkering, a couple small, minor handling marks and retains virtually all of a fine, hand rubbed, restored finish. Mechanic are crisp, with automatic safety, strong ejectors and bright, shiny bores. 4-39965 BDT172 (10,000-15,000)

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*PARKER BROTHERS GHE GRADE SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN. SN 222422. Cal. 20 ga. 30″ bbls, tapered matted concave rib with sgl silver sighting bead, 2-3/4″ chambers, FULL/FULL choke, ejectors and dbl triggers. Top rib of bbl is marked “PARKER BROS. MAKERS. MERIDEN. CT.U.S.A. PARKER SPEC.STEEL”. The “O” size frame is standard “G” grade engraving with oval, two ducks in flight and “Parker Bros.” on left side, and oval with two pheasants and “Parker Bros.” on right side, and circle with two pheasants on trigger plate, with minimal accenting scroll. Mounted with nicely figured walnut, checkered pistol grip with Parker hard rubber grip cap. Parker Bros. dog head buttplate, gold initial shield engraved “J.W.K.”, and checkered splintered forend. Bore diameter: left -.616, right -.616. Bore restrictions: left -.022, right -.021. Wall thickness: left -.035, right -.041. Drop at heel: 2-3/4″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 6lbs. 9oz. LOP 14-1/4″. This SN does not appear in the “Parker Gun Identification & Serialization” book. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain 80% orig blue, with typical nicks, dings & scratches & blending with a brown patina. Receiver has 30-35% orig case colors, stronger in protected areas, blending with silver & gray patina throughout. Stock is sound with normal nicks & dings, slightly worn checkering & original finish blending with hand worn patina through grip area. Forend is sound with slightly worn checkering, typical nicks & dings & orig finish blending with hand worn patina. Mechanics are crisp with auto-safety, strong ejectors, shiny bores with some light frosting just in front of forcing cones. 4-38755 BDT23 (5,500-7,500)

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*RESTORED PARKER GHE GRADE SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN. SN 240305. Cal. 16 ga. 26″ bbls, with matted tapered concave rib, dual ivory sighting beads, SKEET IN/SKEET OUT choke, ejectors and Parker sgl selective trigger. Top rib of bbl is marked “PARKER BROS. MAKERS.MERIDEN C.T. U.S.A. PARKER SPEC. STEEL”. The “1” size frame is engraved in standard “G” pattern with moderate foliate scroll, an oval with 2 ducks in flight on left side and 2 quail on right side with “PARKER” engraved across center of bottom and a circle with 2 pheasants on trigger plate. Mounted with nicely figured flame grain walnut, checkered straight grip, checkered butt, blank gold initial shield, checkered beavertail forend. Bore diameter: left -.664, right -.664. Bore restrictions: left -.006, right -.004. Wall thickness: left -.029, right -.029. Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7lbs. 3oz. LOP 14-1/4″. The book “Parker Gun Identification & Serialization” identifies as “G” grade gun, 16 ga., 26″ bbls, with ejectors & sgl trigger, and capped pistol grip. Inspection of bbl flats reveled 2 Remington date codes KF (May 37) & XG (December 38). CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain 98% of a fine factory quality restored blue finish, some minor muzzle wear, a few minor nicks & scratches and a small area on left bbl of very tiny surface oxidation spots as well as some thinning in chamber area. Receiver has crisp engraving and retains visible thinning colors blending throughout with a silver patina. Trigger guard retains most of a fine restored blue finish. Stock is sound with a tiny hairline crack on left side at receiver and has a professional barely visible repair through wrist, some minor nicks & scratches and retains most of a fine hand rubbed restored finish. Forend is sound with sharp checkering, a few minor handling marks and retains most of its fine restored hand rubbed finish. Mechanics are crisp with non-auto safety with strong ejectors and nice shiny bores. 8-87614 BDT21 (8,000-10,000)

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*PARKER BROTHERS GHE GRADE SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN. SN 234212. Cal. 16 ga. 30″ bbls with tapered matted concave rib, sgl silver sighting bead, 2-1/2″ chambers, FULL/FULL choke, ejectors, dbl triggers. Top rib of bbl is marked “PARKER BROS. MAKERS. MERIDEN. CT.U.S.A. PARKER SPEC.STEEL”. The “1” size frame is engraved with standard “G” grade engraving, with oval “PARKER BROS.” and two birds on each side, a circle with two birds on trigger plate, and accenting floral scroll. Mounted with nicely figured walnut, checkered pistol grip with Parker Bros. hard rubber grip cap, Parker Bros. dog head buttplate, and checkered splinter forend. Bore diameter: left -.662, right -.661. Bore restrictions: left -.025, right -.025. Wall thickness: left -.037, right -.027. Drop at heel: 2-3/4″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 7lbs. 4oz. LOP 14-1/16″. This gun is listed in “Parker Gun Identification & Serialization” book as found except as 10 ga. Starting with 234208-234213, are all shown as grade “P2″ ejectors with 30” bbls, the first 4 guns listed as 16 ga. and 12 and 13 as 10 ga., most likely simply a legibility error. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbls retain 97-98% orig blue, with some minor nicks & scrapes & a small area on right bbl thinning and blending with brownish patina. Receiver retains 60-70% orig cal colors, strong in protected areas & blending with gray & brown patina. Stock is sound with crisp checkering, usual nicks, dings & handling marks, and other than a professional repair at toe, it retains most of its orig finish. Forend is sound with light handling marks, nice clean checkering, and retains most of its orig finish. Mechanics are crisp with auto-safety, strong ejectors and shiny bores. A nice orig Parker that has seen very little use. 4-38757 BDT24 (7,500-10,500)

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*PARKER DHE LIVE BIRD GUN WITH 34″ BARRELS. SN 207192. Cal. 12 ga. 34″ bbls, matted concave rib, with ivory front and white center sighting beads, FULL/FULL choke, 2-3/4″ chambers, ejectors, and sgl selective trigger. Top rib is marked “PARKER BROS. MAKERS.MERIDEN.CT.U.S.A. TITANIC STEEL”. The “2” size frame is engraved in standard “D” grade pattern with pointer on left, setter on right, ribbon with “PARKER BROS” on each side, trigger plate with 4 pheasants, balance of engraving being a fine foliate scroll. Gun was made without safety. Mounted with nicely figured walnut, raised side panels with drop points, checkered pistol grip, Parker hard rubber gripcap, checkered butt, blank gold initial oval, checkered beavertail forend. Bore diameter: left -.729, right -.729. Bore restrictions: left -.034, right -.032. Wall thickness: left -.031, right -.037. Drop at heel: 1-7/8″, drop at comb: 1-7/8″. Weight: 8lbs. 11oz. LOP 14-13/16″. The book Parker Gun Identification & Serialization does not contain this SN. Gun is accompanied with a set of repro Parker gun tags. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain 97-98% factory quality blue with some minor nicks & scrapes, some minor wear at muzzle, thinning wear on bottom from forend. Frame retains good orig case colors, strong on side and across top, thinning and blending with silver patina across bottom and sides of fences. Trigger guard has flaked and blended with brown patina and shows silver through grip area. Stock is sound with slightly filled checkering, a few minor nicks & dings, a retains a fine professional hand rubbed finish. Forend is sound with good checkering, some minor handling marks and retains a fine professional hand rubbed oil finish. Trigger is good, gun was made without safety, strong ejectors and nice shiny bore. 4-39136 BDT44 (5,000-7,000)

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*COLOSSAL PARKER BROTHERS PH GRADE SIZE 6 FRAME WITH 40″ TWIST BARRELS. SN 94278. Cal. 8 ga. 40-1/2″ twist steel bbls, tapered concave rib with sgl sighting bead, extractors and dbl triggers. Top rib of bbl is marked “PARKER BROS MAKERS. MERIDEN CONN. TWIST”. The colossal size “6” frame has usual “P” grade engraving with “PARKER BROS” on each side, star shaped scroll around the screws, minimal scroll border, and small star burst of scroll on trigger plate. Mounted with nicely figured straight grain walnut, with some fiddle back, checkered pistol grip, Parker hard rubber gripcap, Parker’s dogs head hard rubber buttplate, checkered splinter forend. Bore measurements for 8 ga. are unavailable, drop at heel: 2-15/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″, weight 16lbs 9oz. LOP 14-3/16″. The book Parker Gun Identification & Serialization indicates as PT grade, hammerless, no extras, capped pistol grip, 8 ga., with 40″ bbls. According to the chart of known 8 ga Parkers taken from the Parker Story, there was a total of only 11 40″ 8 ga. produced, 8 of them being hammerless. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbls retain a dark brown twist pattern, with normal nicks, dings & scratches, and brighter under protected forearm area. The giant frame retains mostly a silver and brown patina with hints of faint case colors in protected areas. Stock is sound with a repaired crack on left side between the tangs, a couple hair line cracks behind top tang, good checkering, some typical nicks, scratches and shallow dents, retaining orig finish with hand worn finish in grip and comb area. Forend is sound with good checkering, minor nicks & dings, and retains orig finish with some hand worn patina. Mechanics are good with auto-safety, bores are not bad, but have some shallow scattered pits. 4-39758 BDT115 (6,000-10,000)

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*PARKER BROTHERS GH GRADE DAMASCUS BARREL SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN. SN 176793. Cal. 10 ga. 32″ Damascus steel bbls, matted tapered concave rib, dual brass sighting bead, 3″ chambers, MOD/FULL choke, extractors and dbl triggers. Top rib of bbl is marked “PARKER BROS. MAKERS. MERIDAN CONN. DAMASCUS STEEL”. The second sighting bead is located 3/4″ from the breech end. The “3” frame is standard “G” grade engraved with minimal decorative scroll and oval with 2 ducks in flight and “PARKER BROS.” on top on left side, 2 game birds and “PARKER BROS.” on right side and circle on trigger plate with 2 game birds. Mounted in nicely figured flame grain walnut, raised side panels, checkered pistol grip with Parker Brothers hard rubber gripcap, Parker Brothers dog head hard rubber buttplate, gold initial shield with unidentified engraving, and checkered splinter forend. This number is not found in the book Parker Gun Identification & Serialization. Bore diameter: left -.780, right -.780. Bore restrictions: left -.040, right -.025. Wall thickness: left -.060, right -.058. Drop at heel: 3-3/8″, drop at comb: 2″. Weight: 10lbs. 8oz. LOP 14-15/16″. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain strong gray Damascus pattern with normal minor nicks & scratches and brighter under protection of forearm. Frame retains strong orig case colors on side and protected areas with balance blending a gray patina. Trigger guard has flaked and worn to a brown/silver patina. Stock is sound with slightly worn checkering, normal minor nicks & dings and retains orig finish with a thin coat of added finish blending with hand worn patina. Forend is sound with slightly worn checkering, minor nicks & dings, orig finish with a thin coat of added finish. Mechanics are crisp with an auto-safety, shiny bores with some very shallow scattered light pitting. 4-39800 BDT100 (3,000-5,000)

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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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*BEAUTIFUL CUSTOM PARKER SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN. SN 206159. Cal. 20 ga. 26″ bbls with matted tapered concave rib, sgl silver sighting bead, 2-3/4″ chambers, IMP-MOD chokes, extractors, and dbl triggers. Top rib of bbl is marked “PARKER BROS. MAKERS.MERIDEN.CT.U.S.A.VULCAN STEEL”. Breach end have 2″ wedge of foliate scroll engraving. The “O” size receiver is beautifully engraved with open foliate scroll and shaded backgrounds, Parker Bros. on each side and left side with gold circle with 4 gold quail in flight with matte background. Trigger plate has gold circle with gold Spaniel head with matte background and right side has gold circle with gold grouse in flight with matte background. Mounted with marble figured walnut, checkered side panels, fancy fleur-de-lis straight grip, Parker hard rubber dogs dead buttplate, fancy fleur-de-lis checkered splinter forend. Bore diameter: left -.619, right -.620. Bore restrictions: left -.014, right -.005. Wall thickness: left -.035, right -.040. Drop at heel: 3″, drop at comb: 1-3/4″. Weight: 6lbs. 3oz. LOP 15″. Consignor reports that this fine work was done by “Robert Cane”. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbls retain virtually all of their fine custom blue finish with just a few very minor light handling marks. Receiver retains virtually all of its fine custom blue finish. Stock is sound with crisp checkering a few minor handling marks and retains virtually all of its fine custom hand rubbed oil finish. Forend is sound with sharp checkering, a few minor light handling marks and retains virtually all of its fine custom hand rubbed oil finish. Mechanics are crisp with non-auto-safety and nice shiny bores. 4-38795 BDT66 (4,000-7,000)

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*OUTSTANDING PARKER VHE GRADE SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN. SN 209365. Cal 12 ga. 30″ bbls with matted concave rib, sgl silver sighting bead, FULL/FULL chokes, 2-3/4″ chambers, ejectors and dbl triggers. Top rib is marked “PARKER BROS. MAKERS.MERIDEN.CT.U.S.A. VULCAN STEEL”. The “2” size frame is standard “V” grade engraved with zig-zag border along edges and around screws and “PARKER BROS.” on both sides. Mounted with straight grain walnut, checkered pistol grip, Parker hard rubber grip cap, Parker Brothers dogs head buttplate, blank gold initial shield and checkered splinter forend. Bore diameter: left -.734, right -.734. Bore restrictions: left -.040, right -.035. Wall thickness: left -.035, right -.034. Drop at heel: 2-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7lbs. 13oz. LOP 14-5/16″. The book Parker Gun Identification & Serialization does not show the SN. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbls retain 98% orig blue, with minor wear at muzzle, a few minor nicks & tiny scratches. Receiver retains 80-85% strong orig case colors, mostly on sides and across top with bottom thinning and blending with silver and brown patina. Trigger guard has mostly flaked and remains a mix of silver/brown patina. Stock is sound with nice checkering, some usual light nicks & dings and retains most of its orig finish. Forend is sound with fine checkering, some minor nicks & dings, and retains most of its orig finish. Exposed metal parts of forend have faded and worn to a silver patina. Mechanics are crisp with auto-safety, strong ejectors and bright shiny bores. 4-40080 BDT43 (4,000-7,000)

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*PARKER BROTHERS VHE GRADE SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN. SN 192860. Cal. 12ga. 30″ Vulcan steel bbls, matted. tapered, concave rib with single silver sighting bead, 2-3/4″ chambers, FULL/FULL chokes, ejectors and double triggers. Top rib of bbl is marked “PARKER BROS. MAKERS. MERIDEN, CT. U.S.A. VULCAN STEEL”. No. 2 size frame is standard V grade engraved with zigzag border and Parker Bros on each side. Mounted with streaky straight grain walnut, checkered pistol grip, Parker Bros. hard rubber gripcap, Parker Bros. dog’s head buttplate and checkered, splintered forend. Bore diameter: left -.735, right -.734. Bore restrictions: left -.040, right -.040. Wall thickness: left -.032, right -.036. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″ , drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7lbs. 9oz. LOP 14-1/4″. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain 90-95% orig blue with usual minor scratching, a couple of small cleaned areas and some minor thinning in chamber area. Receiver retains 50-60% orig case colors, strong in protected areas, blending with silver patina across bottom and sharp edges. Trigger guard has flaked and is mostly silver, mixed with a small amount of brown patina. Stock is sound with some minor nicks and scrapes and a tiny chip on left bottom next to rcvr, and retains much or its orig finish. Forend is sound with minor nicks and dings, exposed metal has turned a silver patina, good checkering and retains much of its orig finish. Mechanics are fine with the exception of the automatic safety, which is a little sticky, making opening a little difficult without putting on to safe position. Ejectors are strong with bright, shiny bores. Top tang screw is slightly battered. 4-38767 BDT16 (2,500-3,500)

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*PARKER BROTHERS TROJAN GRADE SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN. SN 198159. Cal. 12 ga. 30″ Trojan steel bbls, matted tapered concave rib, sgl silver sighting bead, FULL/FULL choke, 2-9/16″ chambers, extractors, & dbl triggers. Top rib of bbl is marked “PARKER BROS. MAKERS. CT. U.S.A. TROJAN STEEL”. The “2” size frame is not engraved except “PARKER BROS.” center of each side. Mounted with straight grain walnut, checkered pistol grip, serrated hard rubber buttplate, diamond checkered splinter forend. Bore diameter: left -.728, right -.729. Bore restrictions: left -.030, right -.031. Wall thickness: left -.039, right -.034. Drop at heel: 2-7/8″, drop at comb: 1-7/8″. Weight: 7lbs. 11oz. LOP 14-1/8″. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbls retain 98% orig blue with a few minor nicks & scrapes, rub mark on bottom from forend and some faint thinning in chamber area. Receiver retains 95% strong dark orig case colors, thinning and blending with silver patina on edges of trigger plate, trigger guard has flaked and blended with silver and brown patina and worn to a silver patina in grip area. Stock is sound with sharp checkering, a few minor nicks & handling marks, and retains nearly all of its orig finish. Forend is sound with sharp checkering, some minor nicks, dings & small handling marks with most of its orig finish. Mechanics are crisp with auto-safety and bright shiny bores, as gun shows to have been carried more than used. 4-39960 BDT130 (2,500-3,500)

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*VERY RARE AND DESIRABLE L.C. SMITH SPECIALTY GRADE 410 SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN. SN FWE 121000. Cal. 410, 28″ bbls, with checkered tapered rib, sgl brass sighting bead, 3″ chambers. IMP.MOD/FULL chokes, ejectors and Hunter One trigger. Chamber area of right bbl is marked “L.C. SMITH SPECIALTY GRADE”, left bbl “HUNTER ARMS CO. INC. M’F’R’S FULTON, N.Y.,U.S.A”. Chamber end has band of open scroll. The scaled, side-lock featherweight frame has usual Specialty grade engraving with two quail in grass scene encircled with open scroll on left plate, duck scene in marsh encircled with open scroll on right plate, forward tabs of each plate engraved “L.C. SMITH”, with some open foliate scroll on bottom-top of trigger plate as well as “HUNTER ONE TRIGGER” engraved on trigger plate. Mounted with nicely figured walnut, checkered pistol grip, hard rubber grip cap, hard rubber serrated center buttplate, checkered splinter forend, banjo shaped escutcheon, and triangular shaped ebony tip insert. Bore diameter: left -N/A, right -N/A. Bore restrictions: left -N/A, right -N/A. Wall thickness: left -N/A, right -N/A. Drop at heel: 2-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 5lbs. 13oz. LOP 14-1/16″. Gun is accompanied with a Cody Museum Marlin Firearms letter identifying the gun as Specialty grade, 410, 28″ bbls, featherweight, auto-ejectors, selective one trigger, started March 26, 1929, proofed July 12, 1929, patterned July 12, 1929, finished July 22, 1929, shipped July 22, 1929, Order No. 28869. Purchased by S/A McDonald Linforth, returned April 10, 1933, reshipped July 25, 1933, Order No. 35371, purchased by VL&A. Also accompanying gun is a photocopy of Double Gun Journal article, winter 2004, featuring a photo of this gun on pg. 54, in an article by Colin McLagan. Also accompanying are photo copies taken from Double Gun Journal, Winter 2009 from an article titled “L.C. Smith 410 Shotgun Production” by James Stubbendieck and Drew Hause, and on page 109 of this article is a production chart for L.C. Smith 410’s produced from 1926-1950, showing Specialty grade total made of 32, with 20 being 28″ bbls, it also shows a total of 2,744 410’s being built in this period. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain 97-98% orig blue with just a few very minor nicks & scratches & a faint rub mark on bottom from forend. Receiver shows most of its orig case colors, stronger on plates and across top, thinning and blending with silver patina across bottom. Trigger guard retains most of its orig blue with some minor nicks & scratches and lightly thinning in grip area. Stock is sound with good checkering, with a few slightly flattened points, some minor nicks dings & light scratches, retaining most of its orig finish. Forend is sound with good checkering, with some slightly flat points, normal nicks & small dings with orig finish blending with hand worn patina and some minor darkening around forend escutcheon. Mechanics are good with non-auto safety, strong ejectors with sgl trigger working properly in right position, but needs adjustment to function in left. 4-40097 BDT11 (30,000-40,000)

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*OUTSTANDING L.C. SMITH EAGLE GRADE SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN. SN RE91264. Cal. 12 ga. 32″ bbls, matted tapered vent rib with sgl brass sighting bead. Chamber area on top of right bbl marked “L.C. SMITH EAGLE GRADE”. and left “HUNTER ARMS CO. INC. M’F’R’S FULTON N.Y.U.S.A”, 2-3/4″ chambers, FULL/FULL chokes, ejectors, and Hunter One selective sgl trigger. This regular frame is engraved with standard Eagle grade engraving of pheasant in flight on left plate with open scroll surrounding, right plate has duck in flight, the front tab of both plates are engraved “L.C. SMITH”. Mounted with flame grain walnut, checkered pistol grip with black hard rubber grip cap, 1″ Silvers type recoil pad, fully checkered beavertail forend with banjo escutcheon. Bore diameter: left -.726, right -.727. Bore restrictions: left -.037, right -.038. Wall thickness: left -.031, right -.026. Drop at heel: 2-13/16, drop at comb 1-5/8″: . Weight: 8lbs. 6oz. LOP 14-1/2″. Accompanied with Cody Firearms Museum fact sheet, identifying as 12 ga Eagle grade, with 32″ vent rib bbls, reg frame, Hunter One trigger, auto ejectors, beavertail forend, start date 3-18-1926, proof date 7-14-1926, pattern date 7-14-1926, finish date 7-27-1926, shipped 9-1-1926 on order no. 18890 to VL&A. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbls retain nearly all their fine factory rust blue with just a few very minor nicks & scratches and faint rub on bottom from forend. Receiver retains nearly all of its fine orig case colors. Stock is sound with sharp checkering, only a couple minor handling marks and retains most of a fine hand rubbed finish. Forend is sound with sharp checkering, a few minor handling marks and retains most of a fine hand rubbed finish. Mechanics are crisp with non-auto safety, strong ejectors and bright shiny bores. 4-39175 BDT5 (10,000-15,000)

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*DESIRABLE L.C. SMITH IDEAL GRADE SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN. SN FWS-56678. Cal. 12 ga. 26″ bbls, checkered tapered solid rib, dual ivory sighting beads, IMP.CYL/MOD chokes, rare 3″ chambers as marked on water table, extractors and dbl triggers. Chamber area of right bbl is marked “L.C.SMITH-12GA-IDEAL-FULTON,N.Y.U.S.A.” The featherweight frame is engraved in standard ideal pattern of bold leafy scroll and “L.C. SMITH” on each side plate, zig-zag border around each plate, and some moderate leafy scroll on balance. Mounted with nicely figured straight grain walnut, checkered pistol grip, hard black rubber grip cap, silver style 1″ recoil pad, checkered beavertail forend, with elongated oval escutcheon. Bore diameter: left -.727, right -.727. Bore restrictions: left -.025, right -.008. Wall thickness: left -.041, right -.043. Drop at heel: 2-9/16″, drop at comb: 1-9/16″. Weight: 7lbs. 14oz. LOP 14-5/16″. Accompanied with Cody Firearms Museum L.C. Smith fact sheet, identifying as an ideal grade, 12 ga. with 26″ bbls, started 12-20-1949 and shipped 2-22-1950 to Witt’s Hardware Co. and by SN would make this one of the last few 100 guns to be shipped. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain 97-98% orig blue with some normal minor nicks & scratches, a small rub mark on bottom from forend, a couple tiny spots of faint surface oxidation. Receiver retains 85-90% strong orig case colors, thinning and blending with silver across bottom. Trigger guard retains most of its orig blue. Stock is sound with good checkering, tiny chip and hairline crack behind top tang, a few minor handling marks, and retains orig finish that has been professionally cleaned. Forend is sound with good checkering, a couple minor nicks & dings, and retains orig finish that has been professionally cleaned. Mechanics are crisp with auto-safety and nice shiny bores. 4-39761 BDT23 (1,750-2,750)

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*L.C. SMITH IDEAL GRADE WITH EJECTORS. SN FWES26745. Cal. 16 ga. 26″ bbls with raised checkered tapered rib, sgl brass sighting bead, 2-3/4″ chambers, MOD/FULL chokes, ejectors and dbl triggers. Top of right bbl is marked “L.C. SMITH-16 GA. IDEAL-FULTON, N.Y.U.S.A.” Under side of each bbl is stamped “LONDON STEEL”. The featherweight frame has standard ideal grade engraving with bold leafy scroll and “L.C. SMITH” stamped on forward tab of each plate. Mounted with nicely figured walnut, checkered pistol grip, black hard rubber gripcap, serrated hard rubber buttplate, checkered splintered forend with triangular ebony tip insert. Bore diameter: left -.659, right -.658. Bore restrictions: left -.016, right -.010. Wall thickness: left -.043, right -.044. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 6lbs. 13oz. LOP 14-1/16″. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain 90% of a fine restored blue finish, thinning and blending with gray patina on chamber end of left bbl a little less thinning on right bbl and typical minor nicks & dings. Receiver retains good orig case colors, strong on side and across top, thinning and blending with silver patina on balance. Trigger guard retains nearly all of a fine properly restored finish. Stock is sound with slightly worn checkering, tiny hairline crack at each plate and behind top tang, some minor nicks & dings, retaining a fine restored finish. Forend is sound with good checkering, some minor nicks & dings, retaining a properly restored finish blended with some hand worn patina. Mechanics are crisp with auto-safety, strong ejectors and shiny bores. 4-39794 BDT97 (3,000-5,000)

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*ITHACA CLASSIC DOUBLES 7E GRADE SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN. SN 470010. Cal. 20 ga. 28″ bbls, with matted tapered concave rib, sgl brass sighting bead, CYL/IMP.CYL chokes, 2-3/4″ chambers, ejectors and dbl triggers. Chamber end of each bbl has 1-1/2″ of acorn & oak leaf scroll. The Grade “7” receiver is engraved with acorns & oak leaf scroll with shaded background, 2 gold ducks in flight on left side, 2 standing gold pheasants on right side, 2-color gold eagle clutching arrows on bottom, and arching across top of trigger plate “ITHACA CLASSIC DOUBLES/VICTOR N.Y.” Trigger guard has oak leaf scroll and gold inlaid pointer, top lever has gold inlaid woodcock on pivot. Left side of water table is stamped “ITHACA CLASSIC DOUBLES MADE IN ITALY/AND U.S.A. OF EUROPEAN AND U.S. COMPONENTS”. Below this in a faint stamping “TAYLOR’S & CO. INC. WINCHESTER, VA”. Mounted with highly figured walnut, fleur-de-lis checkered side panels, fleur-de-lis checkered pistol grip, Ithaca Double Classic marked gripcap, and Ithaca Double Classic hard rubber buttplate, small beavertail, fleur-de-lis checkered forend with contrasting triangular tip insert. Bore diameter: left -.623, right -.623. Bore restrictions: left -.010, right -.005. Wall thickness: left -.043, right -.043. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 6lbs. 11oz. LOP 14-3/4″. CONDITION: Extremely fine as gun appears test fired only. Bbls retain 99% of the orig matt bluing with just a faint rub mark from forend and a couple minor handling marks. Receiver retains virtually all of its orig case colors, stock is sound with sharp crisp checkering a few minor handling marks and retains all of its orig finish. Forend is sound with sharp checkering, a couple minor handling marks, and retains all of its orig finish. Mechanics are crisp with auto-safety, strong ejectors, and shiny new bores. 4-39802 BDT99 (7,500-12,500)

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*DESIRABLE ITHACA NID 5E GRADE SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN. SN 457461. Cal. 12 ga. 32″ matted tapered vent rib bbls, dual ivory sighting beads, MOD/FULL choke, 2-3/4″ chambers, Miller sgl selective trigger and ejectors. Chamber end of bbls have narrow band of scroll engraving. Receiver with cocking indicators is usual grade “5” engraved with foliate scroll, with stippled background, oval with gold pheasant on left side, oval with gold woodcock on right side, spread wing eagle clutching arrows over “MADE IN U.S.A.” on bottom center and top of trigger plate engraved “ITHACA GUN CO., ITHACA,N.Y.” with remainder bold foliate scroll with stipple background. Mounted with nicely figured flame grain walnut, sculpted checkered side panels, fleur-de-lis checkered pistol grip with black hard rubber grip cap, Silvers style recoil pad, blank gold shield, fleur-de-lis checkered beavertail forend with ebony tip insert. Bore diameter: left -.734, right -.733. Bore restrictions: left -.038, right -.025. Wall thickness: left -.030, right -.030. Drop at heel: 1-15/16″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 8lbs. 6oz. LOP 13-7/8″. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains nearly all of a fine probably factory quality restored blue finish, minor wear at muzzle, a few minor handling marks, and faint rub marks from forend. Receiver retains orig case colors, strong in protected areas, with balance blending with a soft gray patina. Stock is sound with good checkering, some minor handling marks and retains orig finish with spider webbing and a few hairline cracks in finish. Forend is sound with good checkering, some minor nicks & dings, a hairline grain crack at release, spider web orig finish blending with some hand worn patina. Mechanics are crisp with non-auto safety, strong ejectors, shiny bores with a couple minor shallow pits. 4-39762 BDT25 (6,000-10,000)

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RESTORED CRASS MODEL ITHACA GRADE 3 SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN. SN 15229. Cal. 10 ga. 30″ Damascus Steel bbl. 2-7/8″ chambers, chokes MOD/FULL, extractors, and double triggers. The grade 3 receiver is engraved with moderate foliate arabesque scroll, and “ITHACA GUN CO.” on each side with a flying duck in a marsh scene on left side, and a woodcock in flight on right. The fences are relief cut with a stippled background. Mounted with well figured fancy walnut stock, fleur-de-lis checkered pistol grip with sculpted hard rubber gripcap, Ithaca gun hard rubber buttplate, replacement fleur-de-lis replacement checkered forend. Bore diameter: left -.815, right -.795. Bore restrictions: left -.030, right -.020. Wall thickness: left -.025, right -.041. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″. Drop at comb: 1-1/4″. Weight: 10 lbs 11 oz. LOP 14″. CONDITION: Extremely fine as restored. Bbls retain most of their restored brown Damascus pattern with a slight amount of thinning in the carry area, and a few of the usual light nicks and scratches. Receiver has nearly all of its fine restored case color, and engraving is sharp. Trigger guard retains nearly all of its fine restored blue finish. Stock has repaired break running through checkering, and retains most of its fine restored finish. Buttplate is in extremely fine condition. Forend is sound with sharp checkering, a few minor scratches and retains virtually all of its fine custom finish. Bbls have a little wiggle with forend off. Mechanics are good with auto two-way safety and shiny bores. 4-39803 BDT105 (2,000-3,000)

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*RARE ITHACA SOUSA MODEL SINGLE BARREL TRAP. SN 400355T. Cal. 12 ga. 32″ bbl, matted tapered vent rib with dual white sighting beads, 2-3/4″ chamber, FULL choke, ejector. Each side of rib over chamber has decorative scroll, flat side on left has decorative scroll and ribbon “ITHACA, N.Y.U.S.A.” and right side ribbon “ITHACA GUN CO.” The Knick model water table is engraved with SN, “SOUSA & 12″, its frame engraved with tight foliate scroll an oval with gold pointer on left side, circle with landing gold duck, on both an oval with gold setter on point, on right side. Trigger guard has scroll engraving and the Sousa grade gold mermaid. Mounted with flame grain walnut, sculpted checkered side panels, checkered straight grip, red Pachmayr presentation pad, gold initial shield, checkered beavertail forend with sculpted ebony tip insert. Bore diameter: -.729. Bore restrictions: -.040. Wall thickness: -.026. Drop at heel: 1-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 8lbs. 5oz. LOP 14-7/16”. CONDITION: Extremely fine as probably new from factory quality restoration. Bbl retains virtually all of its fine factory quality restored blue finish, with a couple minor scratches and minor nick on right side of rib. Receiver retains virtually all of a dark factory quality restored case colored finish. Stock is sound with sharp checkering, a couple minor handling marks and retains virtually all of a fine factory quality restored oil finsih. Forend is sound with sharp checkering, a couple flattened points on forward right side, a few minor handling marks and retains virtually all of fine factory quality restored oil finish. Mechanics are crisp with strong ejectors and a bright shiny bore. 4-39719 BDT94 (17,500-22,500)

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*SCARCE ITHACA MODEL 7E SINGLE BARREL TRAP. SN 402002. Cal. 12 ga. 32″ bbl, checkered tapered vent rib with dual white sighting beads, FULL choke, 2-3/4″ chamber and ejector. Top of bbl at chamber has oak leaf scroll, left flat of bbl has oak leaf scroll and ribbon marked “ITHACA GUN CO.” and right side with oak leaf scroll and ribbon “ITHACA N.Y. U.S.A.”. Water table is marked with SN “7” and “12”. Receiver is engraved with relief oak leaf motif, 2 color gold ducks in flight on left side, 2 color gold pheasants on right side, 2 color gold spread eagle on bottom, and engraved “MADE IN USA” below it. Trigger guard with oak leaf scroll and bust of a bull elk. Mounted with nicely figured walnut, fleur-de-lis checkered side panels, fleur-de-lis checkered pistol grip with black hard rubber grip cap. Pachmayr red presentation recoil pad, gold initial shield, fleur-de-lis checkered beavertail forend with ebony tip insert. Bore diameter: -.731. Bore restrictions: -.035. Wall thickness: -.038. Drop at heel: 1-7/8″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 8lbs. 3oz. LOP 14-5/8″. CONDITION: Extremely fine as appears new from a probably factory restoration. Bbl retains virtually all of its fine factory quality restored blue finish with just a few minor handling marks. Receiver retains virtually all of its dark factory quality restored case color finish. Stock is sound with sharp checkering, some minor small nicks & handling marks, a little bit of crazing in finish on right side and in flute of comb on left side, but retains nearly all of its fine factory restored finish. Forend is sound with sharp checkering with a couple minor flattened points, some minor handling marks, but retains virtually all of its fine factory restored finish. Mechanics are crisp with strong ejector and bright shiny bore, as gun appears basically new since restored. 4-39720 BDT95 (8,500-12,500)

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*INTERESTING ITHACA 4E SINGLE BARREL TRAP SIGNED MCGRAW. SN 404475. Cal. 12 ga. 30″ bbl, checkered tapered vent rib with Raybar front and ivory center bead, 2-3/4″ chamber, FULL choke and ejector. Flat sides of bbl in chamber area have geometric scroll design. The Grade “4” frame is engraved with bold foliate scroll with shaded background, left side with a positioned trap shooter with mounted gun, in lower left corner it is marked “ITHACA GUN CO.” and behind trap shooter is marked “McGRAW”, apparently the famous Ithaca engraver. Right side has Indian with a draw bow and lower corner marked “ITHACA GUN CO.” Bottom of receiver, trigger plate, and trigger guard bow engraved with bold foliate scroll with shaded background. Mounted with nicely figured walnut, fleur-de-lis checkered pistol grip with black gripcap, straight comb, 7/8″ black spacer with black “KICKEEZ” pad. Left side shadow line cheek piece, blank gold oval, and checkered beavertail forend. Bore diameter: -.727. Bore restrictions: -.038. Wall thickness: -.049. Drop at heel: 1-7/8″, drop at comb: 1-7/8″. Weight: 8lbs. 15oz. LOP 14-5/8″. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 98% of its fine factory rust blue, a few minor nicks on ribs, small rub mark on bottom of bbl from forend. Receiver retains 85-90% orig case colors, strong on sides and across top, thinning and blending with gray patina across bottom. Stock is sound with sharp checkering and just a few minor nicks & scratches & a finish that appears to be the hard Ithaca factory finish. Forend is sound with good checkering, a little crazing in its hand finish. Mechanics are crisp with a strong ejector and a nice shiny bore. 4-39721 BDT96 (2,750-3,750)

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*VERY FINE R. G. OWEN BOX LOCK GAME GUN ENGRAVED BY RUDOLPH KORNBRATH. SN 5329. Cal. 12 Ga. 2-1/2″ Chambers. 28-1/2″ Dovetailed bbls are inlaid in gold “R. G. Owen, Sauquoit, NY” on raised matted concave game rib with cross bolt extension. Bbl flats have German nitro proofs for 12 Ga. with proof date of 8/27. Bottoms of bbls have other proofs and are marked “Roechlings (logo) Spezial”. SN is on bottom of right bbl. Also there’s a monogram “MH”, probably actual gun makers mark, as this also appears on water table. Round bodied box lock double ogee back action features automatic safety, double trigger (front articulated), and Greener cross bolt third fastener. Action is finely engraved with open scroll and rose bouquet motifs. Bouquets on floor plate and trigger guard are in relief, and inlaid in 2 colors of gold. Fences are meticulously fully relief engraved in oak leaf and acorn motif with fine matted background. Top lever also has small 2-color gold inlay of two roses and leaves. All engraving is most likely the work of Rudolph Kornbrath as virtually all of Owen’s work was done by him. Honey colored well figured and mottled Circassian walnut straight grip buttstock measures 13-7/8″ over ribbed wood butt, and features small vacant gold oval, and 24 LPI checkering with line border. Matching splinter forend has Anson release, and monogram “WFH” inlaid in silver in central open diamond. Forend iron also has one small inlaid gold flower on bottom edge. This is one of many well thought out appointments on this gun, another is that the line borders of the checkering stop three diamonds short of the internal points thereby forming small arrowheads (Owen’s signature)in the checkering pattern. Bore diameter: left -.724, right -.724. Bore restrictions: left -.047, right -.045. Wall thickness: left -.032, right -.035. Drop at heel: 2-5/16″, drop at comb: 1-9/16″. Weight: 6 lbs. 11 oz. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain virtually all of a high quality re-black. Action retains 40-60% of original case color, turning a pleasing gray brown on bottom, and on fences. Stocks retain most of what appears to be their original finish, maintained over the years with a little extra oil rubbed on. Checkering is slightly worn. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Bores are excellent. 4-38477 (15,000-25,000)

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*VERY FINE R. G. OWEN SIDELOCK EJECTOR SINGLE TRIGGER GAME GUN WITH TWO SETS OF BARRELS AND CASE. SN 5530. Cal. 12 Ga. 2-1/2″ and 2-3/4″ Chambers. 26-1/2″ and 28″ Chopper lump barrels with narrow game ribs and hidden third fasteners, are engraved “Owen. Seuquoit.” on ribs, with 1-3/4″ triangles of finely executed closed scroll at breeches with matching 3/4″ triangles of scroll at muzzles. Bottoms of 26-1/2″ bbls are stamped “Vickers A Steel”. Bbl flats have Birmingham nitro proofs, and are stamped “2-5/8″ 28” Barrels are stamped on bottoms “Krupp Laufstahl” with German nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers, with proof date of 7/34. Case hardened sidelock action features Purdey type hidden third fastener, automatic safety and non-selective single trigger. Action has finely filed fillets and beads, as well as arcaded fences in Woodward style. Action and lockplates have 90% coverage of finely executed English style bouquet and scroll engraving. “Owen” is on both lockplates. Trigger guard is scroll engraved with initials “R. W. C.” in relief on center of bow, and SN in relief on grip. Nicely mottled and slightly fiddleback figured French walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14″ over scroll engraved skeleton buttplate. There is a gold oval on toe line with shaded initials “R.W.C.” engraved. Stock also features very nicely cut 22 LPI checkering with line border, and drop points. Splinter forend has point pattern checkering with mullered borders, and an Anson release. 26-1/2″ Bbls measure: Bore diameter: left -.734, right -.732. Bore restrictions: left -.006, right -.004. Wall thickness: left -.030, right -.031. Drop at heel: 1-15/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/4″. Weight: 6 lbs. 12.5 oz, LOP 14″. 28″ Bbls measure: Bore diameter: left -.730, right -.737. Bore restrictions: left -.023, right -.016. Wall thickness: left -.036, right -.029. Drop at heel: 1-5/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/4″. Weight: 6 lbs. 13 oz. High quality custom oak and leather case has brass corners, and canvas outer cover. Interior is lined in dark bluish green cloth, with many covered compartments, which contain: 2-pc AGP marked cleaning rod, snap caps, and chamber brush, 2 turn screws, one horn handled and the other ebony marked “England”, leather wallet containing cleaning patches, Parker Hale oil bottle, and assorted cleaning mops and brushes. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain virtually all of a lustrous London quality black. Action retains 40-50% original case color, silvering on bottom and high points. Lockplates retain 80% case color. Trigger plate and trigger retain virtually all of their case color. Top lever and trigger guard retain virtually all of their bright blue. Stocks are very fine with only a few light marks from handling. Action is tight. Right bbl of 28″ set is slightly off face. Single trigger works and ejector is in time. Case is very fine with a few minor scuffs. Outer cover is fine. Interior is fine, as are accessories. 4-39181 MGM16 (22,500-32,500)

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*WINCHESTER MODEL 21 GRAND AMERICAN THREE BARREL SMALL GAUGE SET WITH HUEY CASE. SN 32172. Cal. 20-28, 410 ga. 26″ bbls, with matted tapered vent rib, red Bradley bead front sights, IMP.CYL/MOD chokes, ejectors and sgl selective trigger. Top rib of all bbls marked “CUSTOM BUILT BY WINCHESTER”. Top of left bbl on each set marked “MODEL 21-WINCHESTER/TRADEMARK” and individual gauge and chamber lengths listed, 2-3/4″ on 20-28 & “3” on 410. Bbl flats are engine turned stamped with matching serial numbers and Winchester circled “WP” proof marks. 410 has lightening cuts, all bbls are marked “WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL”, and right bbl “IMP CYL” and left “MOD”. Bbl lugs are stamped “1” on 20 ga, “2” on 28, and “3” on 410 with matching number found on inside forend iron. In addition, bbl lugs inside forend iron, standing breech, breech of bbl and ejectors are all finely engine turned. Chamber end of each bbl has about 3-1/2″ wedge of scroll engraving. The flat side receiver is engraved in Style “6” with gold or “GRAND AMERICAN”. Left side has oval with gold spaniel and smaller oval with gold ruff grouse in flight. Trigger plate has small oval of gold rooster pheasant in flight and large oval with gold rooster and hen pheasant walking. Right side has large oval of gold spaniel on point, and smaller with gold ruff grouse in flight. Trigger bow has gold wire border and circle with gold spaniel head. Top tang has “SAFE” in gold, water table has lightning cuts. Mounted with outstanding flame grain walnut with fleur-de-lis “B” carved pistol grip, sculpted steel gripcap with gold wire border and gold “GRAND AMERICAN”, checkered butt, blank gold oval fleur-de-lis “B” carved checkered beavertail forends with ebony tip insert. Exposed forend iron are scroll engraved to match. Exposed surface of each forend iron is marked in gold “8” of “8”. Bore diameters are not available for 410 and 28 ga. 20 ga) Bore diameter: left -.615, right -.615. Bore restrictions: left -.015, right -.007. Wall thickness: left -.044, right -.042. Drop at heel: 2-5/16″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 7lbs. LOP 14-5/8″. Housing this gun is a Huey Gun Case oak and leather case fully accessorized with blue felt interior. A check with Cody Firearms Museum reveals no record found on this SN. CONDITION: Extremely fine, appears test fired only since produced. All bbls retain virtually all of their orig blue, frame retains virtually all of its orig blue. Stock is sound with sharp crisp checkering, just a couple of tiny handling marks, retaining its orig finish. Forends are sound with sharp crisp checkering a possible minor handling mark or two, and retains all of their orig finish. Case and cover are in equally new condition with some minor scuffing to canvas cover. Mechanics are crisp with auto-safety, strong ejectors and shiny new bores in all bbls. 4-40088 BDT117 (50,000-75,000)

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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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*ELABORATE CUSTOM WINCHESTER MODEL 21 TWO BARREL SET. SN 2009. Cal. 12 ga. 30 & 26″ bbl sets. 1) 30″ bbls, matted tapered concave rib with red Bradley front and silver center sighting beads, 2-3/4″ chambers, FULL/FULL choke. 2) 26″ bbls, matted tapered concave rib, red Bradley front and silver center sighting beads, 2-3/4″ chambers, choke WS1/WS2. Both sets of bbls have ejectors, gold bands at muzzles with about 1″ scroll engraving at each side of muzzle, 4″ wedges over each chamber of intricate scroll with two color gold game birds in flight, entwined with gold wire. The custom side plated receiver is profusely scroll engraved with raised gold game scenes and gold floral bouquets, left side with duck in flight in marsh scene, and two pointers on point. Bottom of receiver has a single pheasant in flight and a hawk attacking a pheasant. Right side, pheasant in flight and a pointer & setter on point, 9 bouquet of flowers can be found, trigger guard is also profusely engraved with scroll, gold wire and fleeing hare. Top lever is engraved with floral design, the use of two color gold is outstanding and this fine work is signed in two places left side plate under the gold pointer “ABEE” also same signature left side under duck. Mounted with an outstanding piece of marble streaked walnut, straight grip, fleur-de-lis checkering, checkered butt, blank gold initial shield, fleur-de-lis checked forend with schnable. 30″ bbls, Bore diameter: left -.728, right -.728. Bore restrictions: left -.032, right -.032. Wall thickness: left -.040, right -.038. Drop at heel: 2-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-5/16″. Weight: 7lbs. 12oz. LOP 14-5/8″. 26″ bbls, Bore diameter: left -.029, right -.029. Bore restrictions: left -.008, right -(.018). Wall thickness: left -.038, right -.034. Drop at heel: 2-5/16″, drop at comb: 1-5/16″. Weight: 7lbs. 5oz. LOP 14-5/8″. Accompanied with a brown leather luggage case. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Both sets of bbls retain most of a fine custom rust blue with some thinning and light scratches from forend. Receiver remains crisp and sharp, showing no ear to its custom engraving. Stock is sound with crisp checkering, a couple minor handling marks and retains all of its fine custom hand rubbed oil finish. Forend is sound with sharp checkering, a couple minor handing marks and retains all of its fine custom hand rubbed oil finish. Mechanics are crisp with non-auto safety, strong ejectors and nice shiny bores in both sets of bbls. Properly functioning sgl selective trigger. The two bbl case has a nice interior with some minor scuffing to the exterior. 4-40079 BDT6 (17,500-27,500)

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*WINCHESTER MODEL 21 WITH 21-5 ENGRAVING AND CUSTOM STOCK. SN 11605. Cal 12 ga., 26″ bbls with matted tapered concave rib, white front with silver sighting beads, MOD/MOD choke, 2-3/4″ chambers, ejectors and Jurjevick sgl trigger. Bbls at chamber end have band of engraving and a 3/4″ wedge of scroll engraving. Bottom of bbls are marked “WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL” and “MOD” choke on each bbl. Receiver is engraved in a 21-5 pattern that is certainly of the quality coming from the factory. Mounted with nicely fiddle backed walnut, fleur-de-lis checkered side panels, fleur-de-lis drop point, fleur-de-lis checkered straight grip, checkered butt with skeleton buttplate, blank gold oval and fleur-de-lis checkered beavertail forend. Bore diameter: left -.727, right -.726. Bore restrictions: left -.010, right -.011. Wall thickness: left -.041, right -.040. Drop at heel: 1-7/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7lbs. 6oz. LOP 14″. Accompanied with Cody Firearms Fact sheet identifying as 12 ga trap grade, 26″ bbl, MOD/MOD choke, dbl triggers, selective ejectors, auto-safety, straight grip, regular forend, trap oil finish, trap grade wood, LOP of 14-3/8″, drop at heel 2-5/8″, drop at comb 1-5/8″, weighing 7lbs 6oz, finished 7-21-37, for Kirkwood Brothers Inc. Also accompanied with black leather luggage case with red felt interior and makers label in top lid. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain 95-97% of their fine factory quality blue, minor muzzle wear, normal minor nicks & dings, rub mark on bottom from forend, and light thinning at chamber end. Frame retains 95% of a fine factory quality blue, thinning in balance points and sharp edges, engraving is nice & crisp. The custom stock is sound with sharp checkering, some minor handling marks, and retains nearly all of its fine custom hand rubbed oil finish. Forend is sound with sharp checkering a few minor handling marks and retains nearly all of its fine custom hand rubbed oil finish. Exposed forend iron shows little blue and retains a brown/silver patina. Forend latch retains all of its blue. Mechanics are crisp with non-auto-safety, strong ejectors and nice shiny bores. Case is in fine condition with some minor scuffing to exterior, good interior. 4-39139 BDT40 (6,000-9,000)

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*UNIQUE WINCHESTER MODEL 21 MARKED DELUXE DUCK. SN 28606. Cal. 12 ga. 30″ bbls, matted tapered concave rib, red Bradley sighting bead, IMP.MOD/FULL choke, ejectors and sgl selective trigger. Top of left bbl is marked “MODEL 21-WINCHESTER/TRADEMARK-12 GAUGE 3IN”. Standard receiver with trigger plate stamped “DELUXE” above screw and “DUCK” below it. Mounted with highly figured walnut, checkered side panels, checkered straight grip, Winchester solid red recoil pad, blank gold oval, fully multi-point checkered beavertail forend. Bore diameter: left -.732, right -.731. Bore restrictions: left -.036, right -.026. Wall thickness: left -.033, right -031. Drop at heel: 2-9/16″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 7lbs. 13oz. LOP 14-1/2″. A check with Cody Firearm Museum shows no record for this SN. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbls retain virtually all of their very fine custom blue with only a few very tiny minor handling marks. Receiver retains virtually all of its fine custom blue. Stock is sound with sharp crisp checkering, a few minor tiny handling marks and retains virtually all of its fine custom finish. Forend is sound with sharp crisp checkering, a few tiny handling marks, and retains virtually all of its fine custom finish. Mechanics are crisp with auto-safety, strong ejectors and bright shiny bores. 4-40104 BDT39 (6,000-9,000)

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*RARE TOURNAMENT GRADE WINCHESTER MODEL 21 SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN 2 BARREL SET. SN 10161. Cal. 20ga. 26″ & 28″ bbls. 26″ bbls matted, tapered, concave rib with red Bradley front and silver center sighting bead, choked WS1/WS2, 2-3/4″ chambers and ejectors. 28″ bbls matted, tapered, concave rib with dual silver sighting bead, 2-3/4″ chambers, MOD/FULL CHOKE and ejectors. Gun is equipped with single select trigger. Side of left bbl of each set marked “Winchester -20 Gauge”. Standard receiver with trigger plate marked Tournament over top of screw. Mounted with highly figured walnut, checkered pistol grip, brown Pachmayr decelerator pad with checkered beavertail forend. 26″ set: Bore diameter: left -.614, right -.614. Bore restrictions: left -.008, right -(.012). Wall thickness: left -.032, right -.035. Drop at heel: 2-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 6lbs. 12oz. LOP 13-1/2″. 28″ set: Bore diameter: left -.614, right -.614. Bore restrictions: left -.020, right -.008. Wall thickness: left -.036, right -.039. Drop at heel: 2-1/2″ , drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 6lbs. 15oz. LOP 13-1/2″. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum Winchester letter identifying as Tournament Grade, 20 ga., 26″ bbls, choked SKEET1/SKEET2, single trigger, stamped Tournament on trigger plate, Tournament grade interchangeable bbl, 20 ga. 28″ choked MOD/FULL, less forearm complete. Bradley Red bead front, Winchester white middle bead, selective ejectors, non-automatic safety, pistol grip stock, beavertail forend, tournament grade wood. No buttplate, wood checkered. Pitch 1″, Pull 13-1/2″, Drop at heel 2-1/2″, Drop at Comb 1-5/8″, tournament width comb, weight 6lbs 11oz, made for Shapleigh Hardware Company, order #50-29, item #2, started inspection on 4/30/35, completed on 5/3/35. CONDITION: Fine. 26″ bbls retain 95% orig blue with minor nicks and scratches, minor muzzle wear and rub mark from forend. 28″ bbls retain 95% orig blue with minor muzzle wear, minor nicks and scratches and rub mark from forend. Receiver retains 90% orig blue, thinning to silver on sharp edges and hand worn to silver at carry point. Trigger guard retains all of a professionally restored blue. Stock is sound with checkering being nicely freshened and retains most of a fine, hand rubbed, restored finish. Forend is sound, with checkering freshened and retains most of a fine, hand rubbed, restored finish. Mechanics are crisp with non-automatic safety and ejectors strong with shiny bores in both bbls. 4-38753 BDT6 (10,000-12,500)

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*WINCHESTER MODEL 21 TOURNAMENT GRADE SKEET. SN 13308. Cal. 12ga. 26″ bbls. Matted, tapered, concave rib. White front sighting bead, center bead is missing. WS1/WS2 chokes. 2-3/4″ chambers, ejectors and sgl selective triggers. Side of left bbl is marked WINCHESTER-12 GAUGE. Standard step side receiver with trigger plate marked TOURNAMENT over the screw and SKEET below it. Mounted with nicely figured walnut, checkered, straight grip. Winchester solid red recoil pad and blank gold oval. Replacement checkered beavertail forend. Bore diameter: left -.730, right -.730. Bore restrictions: left -.011, right -(.015). Wall thickness: left -.036, right -.033. Drop at heel: 1-7/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7lbs. 8oz. LOP-13-15/16″. CONDITION: Very good. Bbls retain nearly all of their fine, restored blue finish with just a few minor nicks and scratches. Receiver and trigger guard retain nearly all of their fine, restored blue finish with just a couple minor handling marks. Stock is sound with a small hairline crack off of right side of top tang. Good checkering. A few small handling marks in its restored, factory quality finish. Custom beavertail forend has good checkering, a few small handling marks and retains most of its factory quality, custom finish. Mechanics are crisp with non-automatic safety, strong ejectors and shiny bores with some light frosting in front of forcing cones. 4-40011 BDT165 (4,000-6,000)

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*WINCHESTER MODEL 21 FIELD GRADE SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN. SN 11266. Cal. 16 ga. 28″ bbls, matted tapered concave rib, dual ivory sighting beads, MOD/FULL choke, ejectors & sgl selective trigger. Left side of bbl is marked “WINCHESTER-16 GAUGE/2-3/4″ CHAM.” Standard receiver mounted with nicely walnut, checkered pistol grip, Winchester hard rubber buttplate, checkered splinter forend. Bore diameter: left -.670, right -.670. Bore restrictions: left -.013, right -.003. Wall thickness: left -.040, right -.040. Drop at heel: 2-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6lbs. 13oz. LOP 14″. Accompanied with Cody Firearms Museum Fact sheet, identified as standard grade, 16 ga., 28″ bbls, MOD/FULL choke, sgl trigger, selective ejectors, auto-safety, pistol grip, hard rubber buttplate, 14″ LOP, 2-1/2″ drop at heel, 1-1/2″ at comb, finished 8-31-48. Under other remarks: chamber ok with salvage gage (sic.). CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbls retain most of its factory blue with some very minor muzzle wear, a few tiny nicks & scratches, a short thin rub mark on right bbl, and some minor thinning at chamber area. Receiver retains most of its factory blue with some minor thinning on sharp edges and some flaking blending with brown patina on trigger plate. Stock is sound with good checkering, some minor handling marks & tiny nicks & dings, and retains most of its factory finish. Forend is sound with good checkering, some minor nicks & dings, and retains most of its factory finish. Mechanics are crisp with auto-safety, strong ejectors and nice shiny bores. 4-40103 BDT38 (5,500-7,500)

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*INTERESTING WINCHESTER MODEL 21 STRAIGHT GRIP SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN. SN 16563. Cal. 16 ga. 26″ bbls, matted tapered concave rib, white front, silver center sighting bead, 2-3/4″ chambers, MOD/FULL choke, ejectors and sgl selective trigger. Side of left bbl is marked “WINCHESTER-16 GAUGE/2-3/4″ CHAM.” Standard frame mounted with nicely figured walnut, checkered straight grip, checkered butt, and unique thin splinter forend that is serial numbered to gun. Bore diameter: left -.664, right -.665. Bore restrictions: left -.024, right -.009. Wall thickness: left -.041, right -.037. Drop at heel: 2-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 6lbs. 8oz. LOP 14-3/8″. Accompanied with Cody Firearms Museum fact sheet identifying as 16 ga, 26″ MOD/FULL with sgl trigger, selective ejectors, non-auto-safety, standard finish, checkered butt, 14-3/8″ LOP, drop at heel 2-7/16″, drop at comb 1-5/8″, weighing 6lbs 8oz., finished 9-25-46 and shipped to Cook Newton & Smath Inc. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain 90% orig blue with minor muzzle wear, usual nicks & dings, some thinning over chambers. Receiver retains 85-90%orig blue, bright on sharp edges and across bottom and across top of fences. Trigger guard retains orig blue with some minor light scratches, bright on sharp edges, and thinning through grip area. Stock is sound with a tiny chip & hairline crack behind top tang, a ding in raised side panel on right side, checkering is somewhat flat through grip area, typical minor nicks & dings, flaking of finish around butt, and retains a thin coat of wiped on oil over orig finish with some hand worn patina in grip area. The unusual checkered splinter forend appears to be completely orig with minor nicks & dings, slightly worn checkering, with what appears as orig varnish on forward portion and hand worn patina across bottom & back. Mechanics are crisp with non-auto safety, strong ejectors and nice shiny bores. 4-39524 BDT35 (5,000-8,000)

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*DESIRABLE WINCHESTER MODEL 21 FIELD GRADE WITH STRAIGHT GRIP. SN 12707. Cal 20 ga. 26″ bbls, tapered matted concave rib, dual silver sighting beads, IMP.CYL/MOD choke, 2-3/4″ chambers, ejectors & sgl selective trigger. Standard receiver, mounted with nicely figured flame grain walnut, checkered side panel, checkered straight grip, checkered butt, checkered splinter forend. Bore diameter: left -.615, right -.615. Bore restrictions: left -.013, right -.005. Wall thickness: left -.036, right -.033. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6lbs. 2oz. LOP 14-5/8″. Accompanied with Cody Firearms Museum Fact sheet identifying gun as being made for Abercrombie & Fitch, regular finish, regular grade wood, 14-1/2″ LOP, 2-1/4″ drop at heel, 1-1/2″ drop at comb, weighing 6lbs. 1oz., finished 9-31-41. No other information was given. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain 95% orig blue, minor muzzle wear, minor usual nicks & light scratches with some thinning in chamber area. Frame retains 90+% orig blue, thinned on sharp edges and through balance point, a few minor scratches and a couple small spots of flaked finish. Trigger guard shows good blue across bow but has silvered through grip area. Stock is sound with good checkering, some minor scratches, nicks & dings, and retains a thin coat of added oil finish. Forend is sound with good checkering, minor nicks & dings, with orig finish blended with hand worn patina. Mechanics are crisp with auto safety, strong ejectors and nice shiny bores. 4-39526 BDT41 (5,000-8,000)

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*SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 21 WITH FACTORY VENT RIB. SN 13203. Cal 20 ga., 26″ bbls, matted tapered vent rib, red Bradley font and ivory center sighting beads, MOD/MOD choke, 2-3/4″ chamber, ejectors and sgl selective trigger. Bbls marked on left side “WINCHESTER-20 GAUGE/2-3/4″ CHAM.” Standard frame mounted with nicely figured walnut, checkered pistol grip, checkered butt, initial oval engraved “RHG”, checkered beavertail forend. Bore diameter: left -.613, right -.613. Bore restrictions: left -.008, right -.002. Wall thickness: left -.041, right -.038. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7lbs. 1oz. LOP 14″. Accompanied with Cody Firearms Museum Fact Sheet, identifying as a gun shipped 5-3-1940 to Marshall Fields Co., with regular finish stock, 14″ LOP, drop at heel: 2-3/8, drop at comb: 1-1/2″, weighing 7lbs. No other information was provided. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain 85-90% orig blue with minor muzzle wear, a few light scratches, rubbing on bottom from forend and some thinning in chamber area. Frame retains 90% orig blue with thinning on sharp edges and across bottom, a few minor scratches. Trigger plate has toned a blue/brown color. Stock is sound with good checkering, normal nicks, dings & small scratches,and retains much of its orig varnish finish with a small oval cleaned area on left side at comb, some flaking at butt and blending with hand worn patina through grip area. Forend is sound with good checkering, some minor nicks & dings and retains most of its orig varnish finish blended with some hand worn patina across bottom. Mechanics are crisp with auto-safety, strong ejectors and nice shiny bores. 4-39525 BDT34 (6,000-12,000)

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*WINCHESTER MODEL 21 FIELD GRADE SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN. SN 7173. Cal. 16 ga. 28″ bbls, matted tapered concave rib, sgl silver sighting bead, MOD/FULL choke, ejectors and sgl selective trigger. Left side of bbl is marked “WINCHESTER-16 GAUGE/2-3/4″ CHAM.” Standard receiver mounted with nicely figured walnut, checkered pistol grip, “SOUTHERN ARMS CO.’ marked Brown vented recoil pad, checkered beavertail forend. Bore diameter: left -.667, right -.667. Bore restrictions: left -.025, right -.008. Wall thickness: left -.040, right -.039. Drop at heel: 2-7/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7lbs. 2oz. LOP 13-13/16”. Accompanied with Cody Firearms Fact Sheet, identifying as 16 ga., 28″ bbls, MOD/FULL choke, sgl trigger, selective ejectors, auto-safety, pistol grip, hard rubber buttplate, 14″ LOP, drop at heel 2-3/8″, drop at comb 1-1/2″, finish date 10-14-48. Other remarks: 2-16-49 for beavertail, 2-18-53 check complete action. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain 90+% orig blue with some minor muzzle wear, typical nicks, dings & fine scratch, rub mark on bottom from forend, and lightly thinning on chamber area. Receiver retains 90% orig blue, strong on body, flaked and mixing with brown & silver patina on trigger plate, lightly thinning across balance point. Trigger guard has orig blue across bow and silvered through grip area. Stock is sound with good checkering, usual minor nicks, dings & handling marks, some scratching on bottom of grip, retains most of its orig finish with some minor flaking in grip area. Forend is sound with good checkering, minor handling marks, and some minor scratches, and retains orig finish blending with hand worn patina in rear bottom portion. Mechanics are crisp with auto-safety, strong ejectors and nice shiny bores. 4-39527 BDT37 (4,000-7,000)

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*WINCHESTER MODEL 21 SKEET GRADE SIDE-BY-SIDE SHOTGUN. SN 23136. Cal. 12 ga. 28″ bbls, matted tapered concave rib with red Bradley front and silver center sighting bead, 2-3/4″ chambers, WSI/WS2 chokes, ejectors and sgl selective trigger. Side of left bbl marked “WINCHESTER 12 GAUGE 2-3/4”. Standard step side receiver with trigger plated stamped “Skeet” below screw, mounted with nicely figured walnut, checkered pistol grip, Winchester hard rubber grip cap, checkered butt and checkered beavertail forend. Bore diameter: left – .730, right – .732. Bore restrictions: left – .012, right – (.012). Wall thickness: left – .036, right – .028. Drop at heel: 2-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 7 lbs. 7 oz. LOP 14″. Accompanied by Cody Firearms Museum fact sheet identifying as 12 ga, Skeet grade, 28″ bbls, choke WS1/WS2 with checkered butt. CONDITION: Extremely fine, bbls retain 99% of old refinished blue with only a few minor handling marks. Receiver retains 99% old refinished blue with only a few handling marks and showing slightly bright on sharp edges. Stock is sound with a tiny chip and some flaked finish behind top tang, a small chip in front of grip cap, a few minor light nicks and dings and some tiny chips at edge of checkered butt and retains most of factory finish. Forend is sound with some minor handling marks and flakes of finish missing, a shallow depression in center and retains most of its factory finish. Mechanics are crisp with non-automatic safety, strong ejectors and bright shiny bores. Gun appears to be in near new condition. 4-38806 BDT81 (3,750-4,750)

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*UNIQUE WINCHESTER MODEL 21 CUSTOM STOCK SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN. SN 5391. Cal. 20 ga. 25-7/8″ bbl, matted tapered concave rib, dual brass sighting beads, CYL/CYL choke as marked on bottom of bbl, 2-3/4″ chamber, extractors & dbl triggers. Side of left bbl at chamber is marked “WINCHESTER-20 GAUGE”. Standard step side frame, straight grip trigger guard with modest engraving on bow. Mounted with nicely figured marble walnut, checkered straight grip, Winchester hard rubber buttplate, small beavertail forend with kidney shaped checkering pattern. Bore diameter: left -.614, right -.614. Bore restrictions: left -.003, right -.000. Wall thickness: left -.033, right -.035. Drop at heel: 2-5/8″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 6lbs. 4oz. LOP 14-1/4″. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbls retain nearly all of their fine custom blue finish, with just a few fine handling marks. Receiver retains virtually all of its fine custom blue finish with only some minor handling marks. Stock is sound with sharp checkering, a few minor tiny nicks & scratches and retains virtually all of its fine custom finish. Forend is sound with sharp checkering, a few minor handling marks and retains virtually all of its fine custom finish. Mechanics are crisp with auto-safety, bores appear shootable but do have some shallow scattered pitting. 4-40092 BDT28 (5,000-7,000)

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*WINCHESTER MODEL 21 FIELD GRADE SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN. SN 5788. Cal. 20 ga. 26″ bbls, with tapered matted concave rib, sgl silver sighting bead, 2-3/4″ chambers, MOD/FULL choke, extractors and dbl triggers. Side of left bbl at chamber is marked “WINCHESTER-20 GAUGE”. Standard early step side receiver, mounted with nicely figured walnut, checkered pistol grip, Winchester hard rubber buttplate, and checkered splinter forend. Bore diameter: left -.614, right -.614. Bore restrictions: left -.019, right -.007. Wall thickness: left -.037, right -.032. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 6lbs. 1oz. LOP 14″. CONDITION: Very good. Bbls retain 80% orig blue, thinning on both bbls in chamber and forend area. Minor muzzle wear and minor typical nicks & scratches. Frame retains 85% orig blue, thinning on sharp edges, thinning and blending with silver patina across bottom. Flaked and blended with silver and brown patina on top lever, trigger guard has flaked to a brown patina on bow and silver from wear through grip area. Stock is sound with slightly worn checkering, typical nicks, dings, & scratches, retaining orig finish with a light coat of added oil blending with hand worn patina in grip area. Buttplate tho proper appears a replacement as fit is not perfect. Forend is sound with slightly worn checkering and retains orig finish blended with hand worn patina across bottom. Mechanics are crisp with auto-safety and shiny bores. 4-39790 BDT98 (3,000-4,000)

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*WINCHESTER MODEL 21 TRAP SKEET GRADE TWO BARREL SET. SN 2990. Cal. 12 ga. 26 & 30″ bbls. 26″ matted tapered concave rib, red Bradley front sight & silver center, WS1/WS2 choke, 2-3/4″ chamber, and ejectors. 30″ with matted tapered concave rib, red Bradley front sight, silver center, MOD/FULL chokes, and ejectors. 26″ set marked on left bbl “WINCHESTER-12 GAUGE/2-3/4″ CHAM.” 30″ set marked on top of right bbl “MODEL 21-WINCHESTER/TRADEMARK-12 GAUGE/2-3/4″ CHAM.” Left bbl “MADE IN U.S.A. WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO./NEW HAVEN CONN.-PATENTS PENDING”. Standard receiver with trigger plate stamped “TRAP” over trigger plate screw and “SKEET” below it. Mounted with nicely figured walnut, checkered side panels, checkered straight grip, brown vented recoil pad, branded on right side is an “S” about 3/4″ in size, checkered beavertail forend. 26″ bbl – Bore diameter: left -.729, right -.730. Bore restrictions: left -.008, right -(.017). Wall thickness: left -.036, right -.027. Drop at heel: 1-15/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7lbs. 2oz. LOP 12-15/16″. 30″ bbl – Bore diameter: left -.728, right -.728. Bore restrictions: left -.030, right -.010. Wall thickness: left -.036, right -.032. Drop at heel: 1-15/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7lbs. 9oz. LOP 12-15/16″. Accompanied with Cody Firearms Museum Fact Sheet identifying as a 12 ga, Trap-Skeet grade started 3-1-35, 26″ bbls, WS1/WS2 choke, sgl trigger, selective ejectors, straight grip with 14″ pull, drop at heel 1-15/16″, drop at comb 1-1/2″, weighing 7lbs, 2oz. Under remarks with year not available, fit sights on skeet bbls, fit rear sight on interchangeable bbl, remaining comments not legible. PROVENANCE: Alan Brown Coll. CONDITION: Extremely fine as restored. Both sets of bbls retain nearly all of their fine factory quality restored blue finish with just a few minor handling marks to be found. Receiver and trigger guard retain nearly all of the fine factory quality restored blue finish with some very minor scratches on bottom near forend iron. Shortened stock is sound with good checkering, a few minor handling marks and retains most of a later factory quality finish. Forend is sound with good checkering, a small hairline crack on rear left area, a few minor handling marks, some minor spider webbing and a later factory style finish. Mechanics are crisp with non auto-safety, strong ejectors and nice shiny bores in both sets of bbls. 4-39341 BDT33 (3,000-4,000)

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*OUTSTANDING WINCHESTER MODEL 21 TRAP GRADE SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN. SN 26101. Cal. 12 ga., 30″ bbls, matted tapered concave rib, brass front and red center sighting bead, FULL/FULL choke, 2-3/4″ chambers, ejectors and sgl trigger. Left side of bbl is marked “MODEL 21-WINCHESTER/TRADEMARK-12 GAUGE 2-3/4”. Standard receiver with “TRAP” stamped over top trigger plate screw, nicely figured straight grain walnut, checkered straight grip, leather covered recoil pad, checkered beavertail forend. Bore diameter: left -.729, right -.729. Bore restrictions: left -.033, right -.034. Wall thickness: left -.035, right -.037. Drop at heel: 2″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 8lbs. 2oz. LOP 14″. Accompanied with Cody Firearms Museum e-mailed fact sheet, identifying as trap grade, 12 ga., 30″ bbls, choke FULL/FULL, sgl trigger, selective ejectors, non-auto-safety, straight grip, Winchester recoil pad, 14-3/4″ LOP, 1-7/8″ drop at heel, 1-3/8″ drop at comb, started 9-15-1951 and shipped 2-5-1953. Inspection of trigger guard tang channel reveals matching SN stamped in stock. Gun is accompanied with 2 Winchester hanging tags. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain 98% orig blue with some minor light handling marks, and faint rub mark from forend on bottom. Receiver retains 97-98% orig blue, faintly bright at sharp edges and thinning and blending with silver across bottom. Stock is sound with good checkering, a 3/16″ black spacer added, a few minor handling marks, and retains a thin coat of added finish. Forend is sound with good checkering, a few minor handling marks, and retains a thin coat of added finish. Mechanics are crisp with non-auto safety, strong ejectors and bright shiny bores. 4-39138 BDT47 (5,000-7,000)

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*BEAUTIFULLY RESTORED WINCHESTER MODEL 21 SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN. SN 13637. Cal. 12 ga. 28″ bbls, matted tapered concave rib, sgl silver sighting bead, choke marked MOD/FULL, 2-3/4″ chambers, ejectors and sgl selective trigger. Left side of bbl at chamber is marked “WINCHESTER-12 GAUGE/2-3/4″ CHAM”. Standard step side receiver, mounted with nicely figured walnut, checkered pistol grip, Winchester hard rubber grip cap, black “KICKEEZ” recoil pad, checkered beavertail forend. Bore diameter: left -.727, right -.727. Bore restrictions: left -.030, right -.010. Wall thickness: left -.037, right -.033. Drop at heel: 1-3/4″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 7lbs. 9oz. LOP 13-13/16″. CONDITION: Very fine as restored. Bbls retain virtually all of their fine restored finish, with a couple minor handling marks and a faint rub mark on bottom from forend. Receiver retains virtually all of its fine restored blue finish, stock is sound with good checkering, a couple tiny chips behind top tang, and a chip on each side at receiver on lower tang. Trigger guard has small gap at end of tang and inspection reveals a different SN in stock than receiver. There are some fine chips along left side of receiver. Finish is a fine factory quality restored finish with a few minor light nicks & scratches. Forend is sound with sharp checkering, and retains virtually all of a fine factory quality finish. Mechanics are crisp with auto-safety, strong ejectors and nice shiny bores. 4-39544 BDT102 (3,000-5,000)

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*WINCHESTER MODEL 21 SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN. SN 8234. Cal. 12 ga. 26″ bbls, matted tapered concave rib, with red front and ivory center sighting beads, WS1/WS2 choke, 2-3/4″ chamber, ejectors and sgl selective trigger. Top of right bbl in chamber area is marked “MODEL 21-WINCHESTER/TRADEMARK-12 GAUGE/2-3/4″ CHAM.” Left side “MADE IN U.S.A WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO./NEW HAVEN.CONN.PATENTS PENDING”. Standard receiver mounted with highly figured walnut, checkered side panels, checkered pistol grip, Winchester hard rubber buttplate, checkered splinter forend. Bore diameter: left -.729, right -.729. Bore restrictions: left -.008, right -(.018). Wall thickness: left -.034, right -.035. Drop at heel: 2-3/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/4″. Weight: 7lbs. 6oz. LOP 14-5/16″. CONDITION: Very good. Bbls have orig blue in protected areas thinning and blending with silver patina throughout. Receiver has 65-70% orig blue, mostly in rear portion and across top, with balance being worn and blended to a silver patina. Stock is sound with slightly filled and flattened checkering, minor nicks & dings, retaining a thin coat of added oil blended with hand worn patina through grip area. Forend is sound with slightly flat and filled checkering, a few usual nicks & dings, thin coat of added oil blended with hand worn patina. Mechanics are crisp with non-auto-safety, strong ejectors and nice shiny bores. 4-39528 BDT42 (4,000-6,000)

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*EXTRAORDINARILY RARE, UNIQUE & IMPORTANT BENCH MODEL OR TEST MODEL WINCHESTER MODEL 42 PUMP ACTION SHOTGUN. Cal. 410. Prototype or bench test model shotgun with 26″ plain full choke bbl, sgl brass bead with typical first model bbl markings and Winchester “WP” proofs on bbl and top of receiver. It has the early style checkered safety through the front web of the trigger guard with long curved trigger and a matted sighting groove in the top of the receiver. Mounted with uncheckered, nicely figured, slab-sawed American walnut with first type corn cob round forearm with 18 grooves and a pistol grip stock with flat, round bottom grip, fluted comb, 13-3/4″ over a Winchester embossed hard rubber buttplate. Dimensionally and visually this is the first Model 42. The Model 42 was designed under the patents of William Roemer who had assigned his patents to the Winchester Repeating Arms Co. apparently having developed them while he was an employee at the company. Copies of the patent papers, which accompany this shotgun, are for Patent No. 1,912,403, dated June 6, 1933, having been filed Aug. 19, 1932, under the name W.C. Roemer for a slide action firearm. The patent is three pages of drawings and several pages of narrative. Copies of the patent drawings and narrative accompany this shotgun. Also accompanying this shotgun is a signed, notarized affidavit of Elizabeth V. Sullivan (nee Roemer) wherein she states that this shotgun, SN “0” was presented to “my father by Winchester Repeating Arms Company on the occasion of his retirement on March 1, 1951”. She also states that “William Roemer was a firearms designer for the Winchester Repeating Arms Company for many years and was involved in the design of the Model 42 shotgun and held patents for some of its design features.” She continues “I have been the owner and custodian of the above mentioned shotgun since my father’s death on June 23, 1953.” Signed & dated 19 March 1992. A copy of an article printed in Volume II No. 1 1988 Edition of Armax, The Journal of the Winchester Arms Museum, Cody Firearms Museum. On pp. 78-91, discusses the development of the M1 carbine and relates some of Mr. Roemer’s involvement in the development of that famous military carbine. So not only was Mr. Roemer a shotgun designer he also, apparently, was also a brilliant firearms designer in general. PROVENANCE: William C. Roemer Family 1951-Present; Winchester Repeating Arms Co. 1933-1951. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains 95-96% strong orig blue with sharp edge and slide wear. Stock has a hairline at receiver, otherwise wood is sound with light nicks & scratches and retains most of its orig varnish with some minor oil staining at the receiver. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-39678 JR154 (65,000-95,000)

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*SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 42 TRAP GRADE RESTORED. SN 31579. Cal 410. 26″ bbl with matted solid rib, sgl silver sighting bead, 3″ chamber, FULL choke. Left side of bbl is marked “WINCHESTER/PROOF STEEL-MODEL 42-WINCHESTER/TRADEMARK-.410-3 IN FULL” and “WP” proof mark. Right side of bbl is marked “MADE IN U.S.A. WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO./NEW HAVEN. CONN.-U.S.A. PAT. NO. 1912403-1969255”. Standard receiver with serrated top with SN in proper forward position and “TRAP” below it. Mounted in nicely figured walnut, checkered straight grip with sgl diamond, Winchester hard rubber buttplate, dbl diamond checkered skeet style forend. Bore measurements are not available for 410. Drop at heel: 2-7/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″, weight 6lbs 4oz. and LOP 14″. Accompanying gun is a copy of a hand written note dated 11-15-2009 from the Tulsa Gun Show written by Don Combs identifying gun by SN and states the fact he believes the gun to be an orig trap grade refurbished outside of the factory. CONDITION: Extremely fine as restored. Bbl retains most of what appears to be factory rust blue with just a few minor light marks and crisp markings. Receiver is correctly polished with a factory quality restored blue and shows just a few tiny handling marks. Stock is sound with good checkering, a few minor handling marks and shows a restored factory type finish. Forend is sound with good checkering, a few minor nicks & dings, and has matching factory type finish as buttstock. Mechanics are crisp with a nice shiny bore. 4-40089 BDT66 (7,500-10,500)

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*CUSTOM PIGEON WINCHESTER MODEL 42 GRADE 5 WITH GOLD TWO BARREL SET. SN 111935. Cal. 410. 26″ bbls both with matted solid ribs, dual silver sighting beads, one choked FULL, one MOD, both with 3″ chambers, wedge of scroll engraving on each side of chamber, pigeon engraved on bbl extension, all with matching SN’s. Receiver has been custom engraved, in a style “5” pattern with 2 gold dogs, and 2 gold ruff grouse in flight in a wooded scene with large foliate scroll with stipple background on left side, right side with sgl gold dog and 2 walking grouse in a wooded scene with bold foliate scroll with stippled background. Mounted with highly figured walnut, checkered pistol grip, reproduction Winchester hard rubber buttcap, reproduction Winchester hard rubber buttplate, checkered extended forend on each bbl. Bore dimension are not available for 410, Drop at heel:2-1/2″. Drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 6lbs 9 oz, LOP 14-1/8″. CONDITION: Extremely fine as restored & customized. Both bbls, mag tube & receiver retain virtually all of their fine custom bluing, with only a few minor handling marks. Wood is sound with sharp checkering, a few minor handling marks, a filled grain opening on lower right side and retains most of its fine custom finish. Both forends are sound with good checkering, minor handling mark or two and retain their fine custom finish. Mechanics are good with shiny bores in both bbls. 4-40090 BDT29 (7,500-10,500)

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*WINCHESTER MODEL 42 WITH SIMMONS VENT RIB. SN 118879. Cal. 410. 26″ bbl with Simmons ventilated rib, orange Ra-bar front sight, 3″ chamber, FULL choke. Left side of bbl, is marked “WINCHESTER-MODEL 42-410-3IN. CHAM./TRADEMARK-MADE IN U.S.A.-WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL-FULL”, left side of rib is marked “SIMMONS GUN SPECIALTY INC.” Standard receiver with full length rib extension. Mounted with nicely figured walnut, checkered pistol grip, sculpted steel grip cap, Winchester hard rubber buttplate, extended skeet style forend with checkered side panels. Bore measurements are not available for 410. Drop at heel is 2-1/2″. Drop at comb: 1-9/16″. Weight 6lbs. 6oz. LOP 14″. The stock and forend appear to be period correct to SN, skeet grade wood. CONDITION: Very fine, near new with custom metal finish. Bbl and receiver retain nearly all of their fine custom blue finish with minor thinning from forend on side of bbl and a few usual minor handling marks. Stock is sound with good checkering, some minor handling marks and appears to be Winchester factory orig finish. Forend is sound with sharp checkering, a few minor nicks & dings & retains most of what appears to be a factory orig finish. Mechanics are crisp with nice shiny bore. 4-39492 BDT15 (2,500-5,000)

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*WINCHESTER MODEL 42 CUSTOM WITH SIMMONS VENT RIB. SN 15069. Cal. 410. 26″ bbl, FULL choke, 3″ chamber with Simmons vent rib, red bead front with white center. Left side of bbl is marked “WINCHESTER/PROOF STEEL-MODEL 42-WINCHESTER/TRADEMARK-.410-3IN.FULL”, right side “MADE IN U.S.A.WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO./NEW HAVEN, CONN.-PATTENS PENDING”. Left side of rib is marked “SIMMONS GUN SPECIALTIES INC. KANSAS CITY MO”. Standard receiver, serrated top with added rib extension. Mounted with nicely figured walnut, checkered pistol grip, with hard rubber grip cap, Fajen marked hard rubber buttplate, slight Monte Carlo, target style extended forend with checkered side panels. Bore measurements are not available for 410. Drop at heel: 1-1/2″. Drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight 6lbs 7oz. LOP 14-3/4″. CONDITION: Very fine as customized. Metal surfaces retain nearly all of their fine custom blue, with side plate of receiver showing a slight tone of purple. Follower and bolt have been nicely custom jeweled. Custom stock has good checkering, some minor handling marks and retains most of its oil finish. Forend is sound with good checkering, a few minor handling marks, and retains most of its custom oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore, trigger is equipped with a trigger shoe. 4-39491 BDT14 (2,500-5,000)

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*WINCHESTER MODEL 42 SKEET WITH SOLID RIB. SN 87625. Cal. 410. 28″ solid rib bbl with sgl silver sighting bead. Left side of bbl is marked “MADE IN NEW HAVEN.CONN.U.S. OF AMERICA/WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL-WINCHESTER/TRADE MARK-MODEL 42-410-2-1/2″IN.CHAM.” Adjacent to receiver is stamped “SKEET” with Winchester proof mark on left side of rib and top of adjacent receiver. Standard receiver with serrated top, mounted with streaky straight grain walnut, checkered pistol grip with Winchester hard rubber grip cap, Winchester hard rubber buttplate, and checkered skeet forend. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″. Drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight 6lbs. 2oz. LOP 13-15/16″. CONDITION: Very good to Fine. Chambers have been opened up to 3″. Bbl retains 75-80% thinning orig blue with minor muzzle wear, thinning on right side forward of forend, thinning through chamber area with rub mark from forend, minor nicks & scratches, and rubbing on bottom of bbl from takedown. Receiver retains 85% orig blue, thinned to silver across bottom and sharp edges, a couple small areas of shallow faint surface oxidation. Stock is sound with handling marks, nicks & dings, and retains orig finish blending with hand worn patina. Forend is sound with slightly filled checkering, typical nicks & dings and retains a thin coat of added finish, blending with hand worn patina. Mechanics are crisp with nice shiny bore. 4-38765 BDT65 (2,000-3,000)

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*HARD TO FIND WINCHESTER 42 FIELD GRADE WITH IMPROVED CYLINDER. SN 111797. Cal. 410. 26″ plain bbl, sgl silver sighting bead, choke IMP.CYL. Left side of bbl marked “WINCHESTER-MODEL 42-410-3 IN. CHAM./TRADE MARK-MADE IN U.S.A.-WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL”, adjacent take down ring “IMP.CYL.”. Standard receiver with serrated top, mounted with straight grain walnut, pistol grip, Winchester hard rubber buttplate, 14 grooved flat bottom forend. Bore measurements are N/A for this gun. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″. Drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 5lbs. 15oz. LOP 14″. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl retains most of its orig blue with a couple minor handling marks and a a faint rub line from forend. Action bar shows bright on sharp edges and mag tube shows rub mark from forend and some typical minor nicks & scratches. Receiver retains most of its orig blue with a few minor handling marks and starting to show bright on some of the sharp edges. Stock is sound with some normal minor nicks & dings, a few small areas of flaked finish at buttplate, retains most of its orig finish, blending with some hand worn patina in grip area. Forend is sound with some minor nicks & dings, a couple minor areas of flaked finish and some minor blending of hand worn patina across bottom. Mechanics are crisp with nice shiny bore. 4-40091 BDT13 (3,000-5,000)

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*RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 42 SKEET GUN. SN 131587. Cal. 410. 27-3/4″ plain bbl to the end of the Cutts Compensator with sgl silver sighting bead. Left side of bbl is marked “WINCHESTER-MODEL42-410-3IN.CHAM./TRADE MARK-MADE IN U.S.A.-WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL”. There is no choke marking indicating a factory installed Cutts Compensator which is equipped with a spreader tube. Top of bbl and adjacent receiver stamped with Winchester Proof marks. Standard receiver with serrated top, mounted with streaky straight grain walnut, checkered pistol grip, steel sculpted grip cap, Winchester hard rubber buttplate, and checkered skeet forend. Bore dimensions are not available for 410. Drop at heel 2-3/8″. Drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight 6lbs. 3 oz. LOP 13-7/8″. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 98% orig blue with a few minor handling marks and faint rub line on each side from forend. Magazine tube retains 90-95% orig blue with some minor scratches and thinning caused by forend. Receiver retains 97-98% orig blue with minor thinning on sharp edges. Stock is sound with some nicks & dings and small handling marks and retains most of its orig finish. Forend is sound with most of its orig finish blending with hand worn patina at rear & bottom. Mechanics are crisp with bright shiny bore. 4-38766 BDT64 (3,000-5,000)

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*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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*INTERESTING DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 12 FOUR BARREL SET. SN 892605. Cal. 12 ga. Unique gun with 4 bbl assemblies, all with solid ribs, and being 26″ WS1, 28″ MOD, 30″ FULL, and 32″ 3″ FULL. All with sgl silver sighting beads except WS1 bbl, with Bradley front and silver center. All are complete bbl assemblies with matching SN’s and matching deluxe checkered beavertail forends. Standard receiver with serrated top, mounted with highly figured walnut with pigeon grade checkered style grip, Winchester hard rubber gripcap, and Winchester solid red recoil pad. WS1- Bore diameter: -.731. Bore restrictions: -(.014). Wall thickness: -.042. Drop at heel: 1-15/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/4″. Weight: 8lbs. LOP 14-5/8″. MOD – Bore diameter: -.729 Bore restrictions: -.010. Wall thickness: -.042. Drop at heel: 1-15/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/4″. Weight: 8lbs. 2oz. LOP 14-5/8″. FULL – Bore diameter: -.729. Bore restrictions: -.033. Wall thickness: -.046. Drop at heel: 1-15/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/4″. Weight: 8lbs. 5oz. LOP 14-5/8″. 3″ FULL – Bore diameter: -.0729. Bore restrictions: -.030. Wall thickness: -.065. Drop at heel: 1-15/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/4″. Weight: 8lbs. 15oz. LOP 14-5/8″. CONDITION: Fine. All bbl assemblies retain orig blue with WS1 97-98%, MOD 95% with a few small spots near muzzle of bbl on both sides, FULL 95% with a couple small spots of missing finish near muzzle, 3″ FULL 95% with similar spots and minor muzzle wear. Each bbl may have a couple spots of flaked finish. Receiver has 90+% orig blue, bright on sharp edges, thinning across bottom. Stock is sound with slightly worn checkering, normal nicks, dings & some light scratches, slight flaking of finish around checkering edges, retaining orig finish blending with hand worn patina in grip area. All forends are sound with good checkering, normal minor nicks & dings and retain orig finish with some blending of hand worn patina on rear edges. Mechanics are crisp with good bores in all sets of bbls. 4-40106 BDT67 (7,500-10,000)

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*EXTREMELY SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 12 32″ SOLID RIB STAINLESS BARREL. SN 495341. Cal. 12 ga. 32″ stainless steel bbl, with matted solid rib, sgl silver sighting bead, 2-3/4″ chamber, FULL choke. Left side of bbl is marked “STAINLESS STEEL-MADE IN U.S.A./WINCHESTER/TRADEMARK-MODEL 12-12GA. FULL”. Right side of bbl has a series of patent dates. Standard receiver with serrated top. Mounted with nicely figured straight grain walnut, semi-pistol grip, Winchester hard rubber buttplate, 18-ring field forend. Bore diameter: -.729. Bore restrictions: -.033. Wall thickness: -.049. Drop at heel: 2-38″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 7lbs. 13oz. LOP 13-3/4″. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains a gray stainless finish lacking all of its Japan black. Mag tube retains some orig blue blending with silver patina. Receiver has some orig blue in protected areas with some added cold blue and some spots of minor surface oxidation. Stock is sound with some minor nicks & scratches and light handling marks and retains a coat of added finish. Forend is sound with a minor hairline crack, some minor nicks & dings, and retains some orig finish blended with hand worn patina. Mechanics are good with a shiny bore. 4-40096 BDT32 (3,000-5,000)

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*SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 12 WITH STAINLESS STEEL BARREL. SN 647500. Cal. 16 ga, 28″ plain stainless steel bbl with sgl silver sighting bead, 2-3/4″ chamber, FULL choke. Left side of bbl is marked “STAINLESS STEEL-MADE IN U.S.A./WINCHESTER/TRADEMARK-MODEL 12-16GA FULL”. Right side of bbl has series of patent dated. Standard receiver with serrated top, mounted with straight grain walnut, semi-pistol grip, replacement Winchester hard rubber buttplate, 14-ring field forend. Bore diameter: -.667. Bore restriction: -.023. Wall thickness: .047. Drop at heel: 2-7/16″. Drop at comb: 1-9/16″. Weight 6lbs. 6 oz. LOP 13-7/8″. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains a gray stainless finish lacking all of its Japan black. Mag tub has some orig blue blending with silver and brown patina. Receiver has traces of orig blue in protected areas, but shows mostly a silver and brown patina. Stock is sound with some minor handling marks in a clean and refreshed finish. Forend is sound with traces of orig varnish, blended with a hand worn patina. Mechanics are crisp with a nice shiny bore. 4-40094 BDT31 (2,500-3,500)

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*HARD TO FINE WINCHESTER MODEL 12 WITH STAINLESS STEEL BARREL. SN 501387. Cal. 12 ga., 30″ plain stainless steel bbl, sgl silver sighting bead, FULL choke. Left side of bbl is marked “STAINLESS STEEL-MADE IN U.S.A./WINCHESTER/TRADEMARK-MODEL 12-12GA. FULL”, right side of bbl has series of patent dates. Standard receiver with serrated top. Mounted with straight grain walnut, semi-pistol grip, Winchester hard rubber buttplate, 18-ring field forend. Bore diameter: .729. Bore restriction: .032. Wall thickness: .045. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″. Drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 7lbs. 6oz. LOP 13-13/16″. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains a gray stainless finish lacking all of its Japan black. Mag tube and bbl extension have orig blue, mostly in protected areas blending with silver patina. Receiver has orig blue, blending with silver and brown patina. Stock is sound with typical nicks & dings, and a minor gouge on left side, some remaining orig varnish, blended with hand worn patina. Forend is sound, mostly a hand worn patina. Mechanics are good with a nice shiny bore. 4-40095 BDT30 (2,500-3,500)

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*UPGRADED WINCHESTER MODEL 12 GRADE 5 WITH GOLD. SN 1413262. Cal. 12 ga. 30″ bbl, matted vent rib with dual white sighting beads, full choke, 2-3/4″ chamber. Milled top receiver with duckbill rib extension. Engraved in style of the Winchester 12-5 pattern with left side with 2 gold pointers on point, with flushing gold grouse in flight in wooded scene bookended with foliate arabesque scroll. Right side scene is 4 gold ducks in flight with pond scene bookended with foliate arabesque scroll. Bbl extension is engraved above SN with a pigeon. Bolt and carrier are finely jeweled. Mounted with nicely figured walnut, 12 B style checkered pistol grip, Winchester hard rubber gripcap, Winchester solid red recoil pad, target beavertail forend with 12 B style checkering. Gun is accompanied by an evaluation letter signed David P. Bichrest reiterating above information. Bore diameter: .729. Bore restrictions: .035. Wall thickness: .035. Drop at heel: 2-1/16″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 8 lbs. 6 oz. LOP 14-3/8″. CONDITION: Extremely fine since restoration and upgrade, bbl and receiver retain virtually all of its fine restored blue finish with some minor rub marks on mag tube, showing bright on slide bar, and small nick on forward left side of receiver. Stock is sound with sharp pointed checkering, a couple minor handling marks and retains virtually all of its restored finish. There is a small circular crack at the stock head that has been meticulously repaired. Forend is sound with sharp checkering, a few minor handling marks and retains virtually all of its restored finish. Mechanics are crisp with nice shiny bore. 4-39954 BDT151 (2,500-3,500)

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*RARE CASED WINCHESTER MODEL 37 LINE THROWING GUN. Cal. 45-70 Blank. Very rare Model 37 line throwing gun with 14-1/8″ heavy smooth bore bbl that has usual Winchester trademark markings plus “LINE GUN-45-70 BLANK ONLY-” in the usual place for caliber marking. Top of the bbl is marked “BRIDGER” and “NAVAL CO.”. It is mounted with nicely figured, uncheckered American walnut with heavy stepped forearm and pistol grip stock with Winchester black composition buttplate. The bbl and forearm are mounted with a cast aluminum line canister that has a brass plate on the left side marked “NAVAL COMPANY/DOYLESTOWN, PA.”. Accompanied by its original red fiber, metal-reinforced carrying case, bracketed in the bottom for the rifle with line canister attached, an empty line container, two line winding spindles, a box of 14 fired cases and a partial box of 9 loaded rounds. Also included is a carton of cleaning patches, an empty bottle of Hoppe’s #9 and a can of Hoppe’s gun oil. Inside the lid are canvas loops which contain two aluminum darts and two brass darts along with a brass cleaning rod. Also accompanying is a directions sheet along with two sheets of history about the Model 37. CONDITION: Rifle and attached line canister are extremely fine plus with the rifle probably being unfired.Overall retains virtually all of its original factory finish with a couple of minor bruises on the stock and a small scratch on the bbl. Case has a small break in the bbl end, otherwise is intact and very fine with light soil. Accessories are fine. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-40093 JR181 (3,500-5,500)

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EXTREMELY RARE VANDERGRIFT SELF WEIGHING SHOT DISPENSER. Constructed of fine oak, this cabinet is 30-1/2″ long x 18-3/4″ high x 10-3/4″ deep. Top of case is stenciled in black ink “MADE BY / THE VANDERGRIFT MFG. CO. / JAMESTOWN / N.Y.” and has the SN 40050. Front of cabinet has ten small rnd windows numbered 1-10 with ten corresponding metal levers which, when turned, dispense a measured amount of lead shot into a metal lined chute which deposits the shot into a cylindrical tin device with open top and a cone shaped funnel end which makes transferring the shot to a container for the customer to take home easier. The front is stenciled “THE SELF-WEIGHING SHOT CASE / PATD MAY 10, 1881”. There are drawers on the bottom left & right with white porcelain pulls that were apparently used for much larger shot such as 00 Buck. The top has ten corresponding holes for loading bulk shot into the dispenser. The top is supported by decorative molding around the edges with another piece of decorative molding below the metal levers. The drawer fronts are all decorative molded. The entire cabinet is assembled with screws except the back which is nailed. This is a very rare shotgun accessory that seldom ever comes to market. CONDITION: Very good to fine. All the stenciled lettering on top & front is completely legible and overall retains most of its orig varnish finish that is moderately soiled, and heavily crackled & crazed. The pull of the cylindrical dispenser is missing, otherwise it appears that this unit is complete & functional. 4-39756 JR330 (1,500-3,000)

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*RARE REMINGTON GRADE 6 AUTO LOADING SHOTGUN. SN 98600. Cal. 12 ga. 28″ bbl, with matted solid rib, sgl silver sighting bead, FULL/ choke, chamber end of bbl has 5″ wedge of scroll engraving on right side, 2-1/2″ wedge on left and an engraved banner marked “MANUFACTURED BY THE REMINGTON ARMS CO. ILION, N.Y.U.S.A./BROWNINGS PATENTS OCT.8.1900.DEC.17.01. SEPT.30.02.JUNE18.02.”, with “FULL” engraved below it. The magazine cap top is engraved with circular scroll in center and a geometric design around it with punch-dots. The side of cap have to knurled rings and a ring of stylized engraved stars. The receiver is beautifully engraved with bold foliate scroll with stippled background and 6 panel scenes consisting on left side of a snipe, a pointer and setter on point and 2 quail. Right side has a ruff grouse in flight, 2 ducks in flight and 2 snipe, one flying and one feeding.Trigger guard is like engraved with the head of a hunting dog. Back of receiver and top tang are fully engraved with bold foliate scroll and shaded background. Mounted with nicely figured walnut, multi-point checkered round knob pistol grip, serrated hard rubber buttplate, marked “REMINGTON ARMS CO”, fluted forend with multi-point elaborate checkering pattern. Stock has a blank gold oval. Bore diameter: .728. Bore restrictions: .027. Wall thickness: .061. Drop at heel: 3-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-3/4″. Weight: 8lbs. 4oz. LOP 13-5/8″. Inspection of bbl reveals matching SN stamped on lug of bbl ring. There is an engraved “6” on bottom of bbl in chamber area identifying as a grade 6 gun. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 97-98% orig blue with some minor thinning at muzzle, usual thinning on bottom of bbl from forend and a thumbprint size area of surface oxidation below forend line. Receiver retains 97-98% orig blue with some minor thinning showing at sharp edges. Lower tang shows some minor thinning in the grip area. Stock is sound with a hairline crack at receiver on left side, some minor nicks & scratches and a small amount of flaked finish in rear portion. Checkering is good with a couple minor flattened points and retaining orig finish. Forend is sound with good checkering a few minor nicks & dings and retains orig finish. Mechanics are crisp with a nice shiny bore as gun appears to have seen very little use. 4-39140 BDT19 (4,500-7,500)

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COLT 1878 HAMMER SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN. SN 21490. Cal 12 ga. 30″ Damascus bbls, concave rib with sgl brass sighting bead, FULL/FULL choke, 2-3/4″ chambers, extractors and dbl triggers. The back action side lock receiver with exposed hammers and marked on each plate “COLT’S PT. F.A. MFG. CO.” Mounted with nicely figured walnut, checkered rnd knob pistol grip, smooth steel shotgun butt, checkered splinter forend with slight schnabel and triangular ebony tip insert. Bore diameter: left -.727, right -.724. Bore restrictions: left -.025, right -.025. Wall thickness: left -.037, right -.028. Drop at heel: 3-1/4″, drop at comb: 2″. Weight: 7lbs. 14oz. LOP 14-5/16″. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain strong brown Damascus pattern, some areas of light thinning, some areas of dark spotting, and normal minor nicks & dings. Receiver is a smooth silver patina with traces of orig color in protected areas of hammer and top lever, some normal minor light scratches. Stock is sound with slightly worn checkering, normal minor nicks & dings, a shallow dent in comb, and retains orig finish with a probably thin coat of added finish and blending with hand worn patina. Buttplate is a brown/blue patina. Forend is sound with moderately worn checkering, a couple small chips missing from around edge, normal nicks & dings and retains a hand worn patina blended with hand worn patina. Mechanics are crisp with re-bounding hammers, shiny bore with some moderate shallow scattered pits. 4-39798 BDT104 (3,000-5,000)

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STRIKING COLT 1883 HAMMERLESS SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN. Cal. 12 ga. 30″ Damascus steel bbls, concave rib with sgl brass sighting bead, MOD/MOD choke, 2-3/4″ chambers, extractors and dbl triggers. Top rib is marked “COLT’S PT. F.A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD. CT. U.S.A.”. The box lock receiver is minimally engraved with various border styles and circular border around pins. Bottom bbl lug through frame has a diamond checkered pattern. and trigger plate is marked “PATENTED/AUG.22,1882, SEP,19,1882,”. Mounted with extremely colorful walnut, checkered rnd knob pistol grip, checkered hard rubber buttplate with Rampant Colt, checkered splinter forend, slight schnabel with triangular ebony insert. Bore diameter: left -.734, right -.737. Bore restrictions: left -.025, right -.030. Wall thickness: left -.029, right -.028. Drop at heel: 2-3/16″, drop at comb: 1-13/16″. Weight: 7lbs. 13oz. LOP