Historic Firearms Auction
A Blowout at Approximately $18 Million in Sales!

Auction: March 12th & 13th, 2012

Preview: March 9th - 11th, 2012

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1000

**H&R REISING M50 SUB-MACHINE GUN (C&R). SN 90745. .45ACP. Parkerized finish with wooden stock, finned bbl (14 fins) with compensator, elevation adjustable rear peep sight, drift adjustable front blade sight, high capacity mag-well, includes one 20-round magazine. CONDITION: Finish is thick, complete, and uniform on all metal surfaces. Very little rack wear is evident. Stock is in beautiful condition, also showing very little marking from use or handling. Closed bolt select fire mechanism operates smoothly and properly when cycled by hand. Sling swivel on bottom of stock at both front and rear. Bbl is dirty, but rifling is well pronounced. 4-44970 JZ22 (3,000-5,000)

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1001

**H&R REISING M50 SUB-MACHINE GUN (C&R). SN 6914. .45ACP. Blued finish with wooden stock, finned bbl (14 fins) with compensator, elevation adjustable rear peep sight, drift adjustable front blade sight, high capacity mag-well, includes one 20-round magazine. CONDITION: Bluing is dark and uniform except for a few spots that indicate normal wear from light use and storage. Bluing thin on top of receiver directly in front of rear sight in an area no larger than a quarter. Mag-well exhibits fin bluing and light patina on front. Stock has dings and scratches. Closed bolt select fire mechanism operates smooth and properly when cycled by hand. Bore is clean, and rifling is well pronounced. 4-44961 JZ19 (3,000-5,000)

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1001A

**H&R REISING M50 SUB-MACHINE GUN (C&R). SN 10743. .45ACP. Parkerized finish with wooden stock, finned bbl (29 fins) with compensator, elevation adjustable rear peep sight, drift adjustable front blade sight, high capacity mag-well, includes one 20-round magazine. CONDITION: Finish is thick, complete, and uniform on all metal surfaces. Very little rack wear is evident. Stock is in beautiful condition, also showing very little marking from use or handling. Closed bolt select fire mechanism operates smoothly and properly when cycled by hand. Sling swivel on bottom of stock at both front and rear. Rifling is well pronounced. 4-44969 JZ21 (3,000-5,000)

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1002

**COLT THOMPSON M1921AC SUBMACHINE GUN (C&R). SN 6884. Cal .45ACP, 10″ finned bbl. Manufactured by Colt’s Patent Firearms Mfg. Co., Hartford, CT. Rich blue finish with unmarked Cutts compensator and Lyman rear sight adjustable for windage and elevation. Internals are all 1921 parts. Gun’s forend wood and buttstock have been fitted with after-market sling swivels. Includes one 50 round “L” drum marked Auto-Ordnance Corp., Bridgeport, CT and 3 20-round stick mags marked “PATENTED-AUG.-24-1920 / FOR 18 SHOT CARTRIDGES / AUG.-24-1920-JAN.-11-1921”. Also included is a purple felt-lined F.B.I. hard case. Firing mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This weapon appears fully functional. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is excellent. Deep, rich blue with some loss at high points & around front of actuator knob slot. Top of actuator inside receiver has very little blue remaining. Wood has deep, rich brown finish. Top of stock near comb on left side has an approx. 1″ crack running through a knot in the wood which does not go through to the other side. “NOERA” oiler included within buttstock. Bore is shiny & bright. Bolt face is excellent. Sling swivels fitted at the bottom of the vertical foregrip and also at the bottom of the buttstock. All in all a very handsome and highly attractive Colt 1921 Thompson. 4-44201 JK4 (20,000-30,000)

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1003

** MINTY AUTO-ORDNANCE MODEL 1928A1 THOMPSON SUB MACHINE GUN (C&R). SN AO39426. Cal. .45acp. 12-1/2″ bbl including compensator. 24 fins on bbl directly above wood horizontal foregrip with finger grooves. Left receiver is stamped “U.S. MODEL 1928 A1” with “WB” and flaming bomb ordnance marks. Matching wood pistol grip with finger grooves. Wood butt stock with metal butt plate and trap door containing oiler. All metal finished in black oxide. Front sight non adjustable post. 4 slot Cutts compensator. Rear sight Lyman manufactured, adjustable for windage and elevation (graduated 0-600 yards) with battle sight when folded. Upper and lower SN match. Two stick magazines are included along with correct web sling.. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Black oxide finish on all exposed metal with a few slight rub marks and some thinning at receiver corners and along sharp edges. Wood is in excellent condition with only a few minor dings in butt stock from normal storage and retaining most of its finish. Bolt face appears as new. Action cycles by hand smooth and correctly in safe, semi, and full auto. Bore is bright with sharp rifling. Hard to improve on the exemplary specimen that has seen very little if any use! 4-46023 JWD102 (15,000-25,000)

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1004

**AUTO ORDNANCE CORP M1 THOMPSON SUB MACHINE GUN (C&R). SN 70813. Cal. 45 ACP. 10.5″ plain bbl. Receiver is marked AUTO-ORDNANCE CORPORATION/BRIDGEPORT CONNECTICUT U.S.A., inspector’s marks “FJA” and “gEg” in circle on left receiver forward of mag well and a small letter “s” (Savage) on the bottom. Dark gray parkerized finish with open bolt select fire. Horizontal finger groove walnut forend w/sling swivel, matching grip and buttstock w/swivel on toe-line and trapdoor buttplate. Non-adjustable L-type rear peep sight w/triangular rear sight guard wings, standard post front sight. Trigger group is not serialized to the upper(#96773). Accompanied by one 30 round magazine. CONDITION: Fine. Metal finish is uniform in coverage and shows only very slight sharp edge wear. Wood is sound and shows only minor nicks from storage and handling and retains most of its hand rubbed finish. Rifling is sharp and crisp. Select fire trigger mechanism functions correctly when cycled by hand. A very attractive and functional military TSMG. 4-45149 (15,000-25,000)

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1005

**COLT 1919 B.A.R. COMMERCIAL (C&R). SN C-101205. Cal. .30-06. 24″ bbl. Manufactured by Colt and includes 8 magazines, 2 dark blue commercial mags and 6 phosphate gray finish magazines. Also included is one field manual 22-15 dated May 1961. This gun has a rich, lustrous blue finish, checkered walnut forearm, and uncheckered walnut buttstock. Front sling swivel loop is missing but hardware is present. Gas port regulator is of the early type with different sized circles to denote size of aperture setting. Includes screw-on muzzle thread protector. Very smooth firing mechanism when operated by hand. This weapon appears fully functional. Magazines fit very nicely into magazine well. CONDITION: Overall finish & appearance is extremely fine. Rich commercial blue with loss around the gas port nut and tube where it meets the gas port as well as loss along the high points, and some flaking along left side of receiver in places. Still, overall, very attractive. Some small gouges & chips to wood forearm and a couple of checkered points have been lost but forearm is very attractive. Wooden buttstock has 3-1/2″ crack on right side and 5-1/2″ crack on left side of buttstock running parallel to bore line. Bore has strong rifling, dark in some places. Bolt face is extremely fine. This is a rare opportunity for someone to own a fully transferable Colt Commercial B.A.R. 4-44202 JK5 (20,000-30,000)

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1006

**MODEL 1918 A2 BROWNING AUTOMATIC RIFLE AS MANUFACTURED BY GROUP INDUSTRIES (FULLY TRANSFERABLE). SN 00014. Cal .30-06, 24″ bbl, 1918 A2 B.A.R. manufactured by Group Industries. This low serial numbered, early Group B.A.R. has a gray Parkerized finish and includes bipod, one magazine, late-style gas port adjustment knob and a tool kit which includes magazine loader, cleaning tool, broken case extractor, take-down wrench, screw-on type blank firing adapter, carbon removal tool, and muzzle thread protector in its own canvas parts pouch. This weapon has a smooth wooden forend and a robust wooden buttstock and also includes wooden carrying handle. Buttstock has provision for rear monopod. Firing mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This weapon appears fully functional. CONDITION: This weapon appears new unfired. Perfect condition bolt. Brilliant, bright bore. Wooden pieces in perfect condition. Magazine shows markings of being in and out of the magazine well and has annotation (B.A.R.) written on the side in black marker. Otherwise, the condition is just about perfect. Cleaning & tool kit is also in excellent condition. Pretty much impossible to upgrade this group B.A.R. 4-44957 JK7 (15,000-20,000)

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1007

**MG 34 LIGHT MACHINE GUN (C&R) W/ ACCESSORIES. SN 3529A. Cal. 8mm Mauser, 24 1/2″ bbl. MG34 Machine Gun manufactured by Waffenwerke Brunn in 1944 and at some point taken into Finnish service. This gun appears to have matching numbers throughout, including the bolt, with the exception of the bipod and unnumbered bbl, which does not detract. Bbl shroud, top cover, bolt, receiver, buffer cup, buttstock hardware and buttstock, as well as hand grip assy, all match in number. Accessories include one orig Lafette tripod manufactured in 1938, marked “S323” within a triangle, serial number 6639. Also included is an original anti-aircraft extension post & fork with MG34 yoke, one orig optical sight in box with leather carrying strap marked “ddx” on inner lid of box. Optic itself is marked “Busch Rathenow 29518”. Box contains optic only, no brushes or colored lens filters. Also includes pressed, laminated paper gunner’s kit marked “fuq 1945”. Kit seems mostly complete with “dot” bolt, wrench, AA sight, broken case extractor, spare firing pin, oil tin and hot bbl mitt. Also included one repainted orig dbl drum carrier, one drum marked “Wo44” the other marked “ddf”. Plus one European green color post-war drum and an additional AA Spider sight. Also includes a 75 round saddle drum marked “HASAG40” and “D-T15 Nr535y11” above “F1 46300” and reproduction saddle drum top cover in leather carrying case. There are also five 50 round post-war belts and a U.S. combat book shelf German MG34 manual. CONDITION: Overall finish & appearance is excellent. Deep, lustrous blue finish on receiver, shroud, hand grip and bipod. More of a dull gray finish on the top cover. Traces of gummy grease on rear of receiver. Wooden buttstock is excellent with some slight wear on the rear edges, lower rear right edge, along with some bruises & dings but overall still extremely fine. Bore is excellent, shiny & bright. Booster cone is of lg aperture type. Accessories condition: tripod has an attractive camouflage paint finish and leather-covered pads in good, serviceable condition, anti-aircraft extension is tan colored, about 60% coverage, yoke has some significant corrosion but would clean up. Optic box has rough corrosion along top but overall still very good. Optics are clear, no rubber eye-cup present. Spare bolt in box has surface corrosion from storage but would easily clean up. Laminated pressed paper box in very good condition with pebble finish. Dbl drum carrier has been repainted and is in very good condition. Post-war drum in excellent condition. Saddle drum has about 60% finish. Web carrying handle is serviceable. Reproduction saddle drum cover is excellent, near 100% finish, very well made. Belts are serviceable with some slight corrosion which would clean up well. Book, although slightly soiled, is in very good, serviceable condition. An excellent, complete nearly 100% matching gun with the most desirable accessories makes this an outstanding find for the German Class III collector. 4-44203 JK3 (18,000-25,000)

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1008

**DLO BROWNING 1919 AIRCRAFT MACHINE GUN (FULLY TRANS). SN 86-70061. Cal. 30-06. 24″ bbl with an overall length of 38.5″. Built on a DLO sideplate. This aircraft version of the famous Browning 1919 design, best resembles the Colt MG40 flexible machine gun in its current configuration. The very light bbl when compared to the standard 1919 ground guns delivered a very fast cyclic rate. Features unique to this design include the slotted bbl shroud and spade grips. This light weight variant was available in both left or right hand feed and this example is set up for left hand feed. Rear sight behind top cover are adjustable for windage and elevation. Front sight, non-adjustable folding post. Includes an M2 tripod including pintle traverse and elevation mechanism. CONDITION: Excellent. Rifling is very sharp and pronounced showing very little wear if any. Mechanism when cycled by hand is very smooth and appears to function correctly. Gun is parkerized in a light gray with some very minor light patina on sideplates. Spade grips have normal dings and dents as typical on period guns. T&E mechanism functions very smooth and fluid and tripod is in outstanding condition. 4-44960 JZ44 (12,500-17,500)

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1009

**BROWNING MODEL 1919 A4 MACHINE GUN MANUFACTURED BY DLO (FULLY TRANSFERABLE). SN 8670594. Cal .308, 24″ bbl, Model 1919 A4 Browning air-cooled machine gun as manufactured by DLO, using USGI parts on a registered side plate. Flaming bomb ordnance mark can be seen upon top ridge of left side plate which is also marked “7.62” with an upside-down “U”. Adapters in feedway also marked “7.62”. Steel truncheon and bolt marked “7.62”. Chrome-line bbl. Hand grip is all-metal type. Accessories include wooden carrying handle clamped around bbl jacket and brass-headed tripod (no brass plate attached). Firing mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This weapon appears fully functional. CONDITION: Overall finish & appearance is excellent, 100% gray Parkerized finish, probably unfired since re-manufacture. Bore is excellent, shiny & bright. Bolt face is also excellent. Tripod has 95% gray-green paint coverage on base & legs, tripod head is brass and marked “303 Maxim MKIV” indicating British manufacture & the holes have been bushed with steel bushings. This is a truly excellent condition Browning A4 sure to please the collector & shooter alike. 4-44959 JK8 (10,000-15,000)

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1010

***CHILEAN MADSEN M.1946 SERIAL NUMBER 13. (PRE-86 DEALER SAMPLE). SN 13. Cal. 30-06. 24″ bbl. Chilean Madsen in highly desirable caliber, with orig. metal box of 5 magazines, on orig tripod which includes serviceable leather strap for holding forward leg in closed position. Receiver marked “EJERCITO DE CHILE/F.A.MADSEN SERIE A.No 13/M.1946 CAL.7.62mm”. Firing mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This weapon passes function test and appears fully functional. Tripod legs deploy properly. Trigger actuator and trigger serviceable. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is fine with about 80% dark black finish on all metal parts with numerous scuffs and scratches but still overall very nice. Wooden buttstock has numerous gouges, dings and handling marks and there is some wear to the butt itself but still very serviceable. Bore is shiny and bright but lands are worn. Tripod paint is about 60-70% coverage but orig, some smooth corrosion to exposed metal but still very serviceable and condition consistent with gun. Magazines and box are extremely fine. A very attractive Madsen, complete and in a very desirable caliber. 4-42528 JWK124 (5,500-8,500)

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1011

**JAPANESE TYPE 99 LIGHT MACHINE GUN (C&R DEWAT). SN 9157. Cal. 7.7 Japanese, 22″ bbl. Type 99 LMG manufactured by Nagoya in May of 1944. Includes detachable muzzle cover & bipod. However, gas regulator, bolt, charging handle, buffer assy, and drum rear sight knob not present. Magazine cover & ejection port cover assy also not present. Bbl retaining wedge & knob and bolt lock not present. No magazine present. Bipod leg locking latches not present. Lower assy retaining wedge not present. Rear of bbl has been plugged by welding. Bbl also welded to receiver. Gas-piston present, partially withdrawn & rusted to receiver. This weapon is currently unserviceable as a registered Dewat. Muzzle cover opens & shuts. Bipod legs rotate freely. Sear safety bar cover opens & shuts freely. Sear safety bar is present. Trigger does not articulate. Ejector cover opens & closes freely and ejector moves freely. Wooden carrying handle, pistol grip and buttstock, although chipped & discolored, are complete and present. Accompanied by a proper Moriko-Tokyo 2.5×13 scope with “Peleliu 9-15-44” scratched into the ocular bell. CONDITION: Overall, finish & appearance is “attic” condition with metal parts having a rough corrosion throughout. Unable to check condition of bbl due to being plugged at chamber. Wooden parts have chips & gouges and are discolored but are sound and serviceable. Scope is well preserved. Optics are clear,some losses to the exterior enamel, brittle rubber eyecup. With the appropriate parts and some tender loving care, this GI bring back could likely be restored to firing condition. 4-42673 JK2 (2,000-3,000)

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1012

**JAPANESE TYPE 11 LMG (C&R DEWAT). SN 9242. Cal. 6.5 mm Jap, 19″ bbl. Type 11 LMG manufactured by Tokyo Army Arsenal in July of 1933. Includes bipod. However, gas piston, bolt, charging handle, buffer assy, buffer retaining pin, and ejector not present. Feed hopper assy not present. Gas regulator does not turn. Safety does operate. Rear sight moves up & down freely. Elevation adjustment does not move. Rear of bbl has been plugged by welding. Bbl also welded to receiver. This weapon is currently unserviceable as a registered Dewat. Bipod legs rusted in rear position. Trigger does articulate. Wooden buttstock, although chipped & discolored, is complete and present. CONDITION: Overall, finish & appearance is “attic” condition with metal parts having a rough corrosion throughout. Unable to check condition of bbl due to being plugged at chamber. Wooden stock has chips & gouges and is dark brown color but is sound and serviceable. With the appropriate parts and some tender loving care, this gun could likely be brought back into a firing condition 4-42672 JK1 (2,000-3,000)

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1013

**M60 MACHINE GUN AS MANUFACTURED BY ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL (FULLY TRANSFERABLE). SN 10435. Cal .308, 20″ bbl, M60 Machine Gun by Rock Island Arsenal. Includes bipod, forearm has been cut out for pivot mount arrangement w/ extended stud forward of hand grip assy. Otherwise is standard configuration including bipod and carrying handle. Firing mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand and passes functions check. Marked “RIA Geneseo, IL.” on left side of receiver. CONDITION: Overall finish & appearance is extremely fine. Hard composite parts are in fine condition. Retains most of blued finish on metal parts. Top cover shows some slight flecking loss to finish. Internals in extremely fine condition including bolt face with, some loss to finish in bolt channel as is customary, but relatively little finish loss to feedway. Bore is shiny & bright. This appears to be a very nice M60 which would make a good collectible as well as a shooter. 4-45007 JK9 (20,000-25,000)

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1014

**RARE & DESIRABLE H&R ARMS COMPANY MILITARY M-14 MACHINEGUN(C&R). SN 88623. Cal. 7.62mm. Very fine pre-1960 military contract manufacture. Adjustable rear peep sight and protected blade front sight, includes flash hider, bayonet lug. Also comes with one magazine. Includes field manual FM23-8 dated May 1965. Sealed in plastic pouch. Very hard to find these genuine articles in the open market! CONDITION: All metal components display light use. Woodstock has normal dings from light use and rack wear. Wooden stock also has proof mark P inside a circle on front of pistol grip. Front and rear swing swivel below stock. Rifling is sharp. Mechanism functions smoothly and properly when cycled by hand. 4-44972 JZ27 (12,500-17,500)

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1015

**SPRINGFIELD ARMORY M1A SELECT FIRE MACHINE GUN (Fully Transferable). SN 034673. Beautiful example of long-range accuracy combined with 7.62 NATO firepower. Fully adjustable rear peep sight and protected blade front sight, includes bi-pod, flash hider, bayonet lug, and leather Springfield Armory sling. Also comes with three magazines and a U.S. canvas mag pouch. CONDITION: Wood is in very nice shape with very little evidence of typical rack wear. Bolt has electric pencil mark of 5179 on top. Rifling is sharp. Mechanism functions smoothly and properly when cycled by hand. 4-44975 JZ26 (10,000-15,000)

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1016

**SIG-AMT REGISTERED AS FULL AUTO BY Erb (FULLY TRANSFERABLE). SN 16655. Cal .308, Blue finish with 21″ bbl including flash hider, shielded adjustable post front sight and ramp rear peep sight graduated 100-600 meters. Includes one magazine. Bbl has a slotted metal shroud with integral folding bipod and wooden rear hand guard. Front of receiver is mounted with a folding carrying handle. Buttstock/forend is wood with a black synthetic pistol grip. Underside of buttstock to rear of detachment latch is marked “P.BELLO, ARMAMENTOS / W. Palm Beach,Fla.” All serial numbers match. Firing mechanism operates smoothly when cycled by hand. This weapon passes function check and appears fully functional. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is extremely fine with some brassing to the lower forearm by the bipod legs as is common. There has been some chipping of the finish on the buttstock on the top rear. There is the customary wear at the selector switch, along with some heat discoloration along where the red “20” is. Bolt face is excellent, bore is dark with moderate to heavy pitting, showing evidence of having been fired with corrosive ammunition & not being cleaned. With the addition of a replacement bbl this would make an exceedingly fine specimen, or shoot as is. 4-44204 JK6 (10,000-15,000)

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1017

**VALMET M-78 CONVERTED BY BROADHEAD ARMORY (Fully transferable). SN BAS 006. Cal. .308. Valmet converted to select fire by Broadhead Armory with bi-pod, flash hider, bayonet lug, spring-loaded carry handle, and two magazines. Elevation rear sight ladder, and protected posts front sight. Receiver is marked “VALMET INC. ELMSFORD, N.Y., VALMET MADE IN FINLAND, BROADHEAD ARMORY WYANDOTTE, MI”. Very high quality and reliable rifle. CONDITION: Parkerized metal finish shows very little typical wear from light handling and storage. There is a blemish on left side of receiver above caliber. Wood is in very nice condition with very little wear or marking including orig Valmet buttplate. Action is smooth and functions correctly when cycled by hand. Rifling very sharp and pronounced. 4-44976 JZ28 (12,000-17,000)

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1018

**OUTSTANDING H&K G3-SG1 BY FLEMING FIREARMS (Fully Transferable). SN HOST A021303, SEAR H2004. Cal .308. This beautiful conversion from an original German HK M91 .308 to a legendary G3SG1 was performed with the addition of a transferable Fleming (3 cal.) Sear, and top of the line German accessories. Conversion includes cheek riser on stock, SEF pack with set trigger, paddle mag release, a German SchuBrichtung scope mount, topped with a German Schmidt & Bender 1.5-6x scope. Even though SEF pack is a clip-on, emphasis was placed on detail with the addition of a push pin cut and welded in place to look like original. Wide forend with bi-pod adapter and light bi-pod included. Includes brass and plastic cleaning rod, lens brush, rubber scope eye piece, five round magazine, two 20 round magazines, test target, G3 owner’s manual and G3SG1 manual all in fitted wooden Styrofoam lined case. CONDITION: It is evident by inspection that this package was very well cared for. Very few marks on original finish from normal handling. Scope is very clear and includes see-through covers, trigger is crisp set or unset, bore shows evidence of use but not abuse, and rifling is sharp and crisp. Although it is a registered Sear gun with all the benefits that come with modularity, it is doubtful you will ever change configuration from this fine piece. 4-44930 JZ33 (15,000-20,000)

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1019

**FULLY LOADED H&K MP5 A3 (S&H ARMS SEAR CONVERSION)(FULLY TRANS). SN SEAR SN699, HOST SN10228. Cal 9mm. German HK94 conversion to MP5 A3 by S&H Arms MFG. Co. Registered Sear gun includes full sized forend A3 collapsible stock, A2 full stock, 5 magazines, and 100 round Beta C-mag. Green canvas sling, spare 3 lug 9mm bbl, in Winchester hard case. Adjustable rear drum sight, and standard protected post front sight. Metal 0-1-A trigger pack. The 100 round C-mag is marked “Restricted Law Enforcement Government Use Only” and appears to be new or like new condition and is complete with loader, graphite, nylon pouch, and owner’s manual in original box. CONDITION: Gun was re-finished dark black similar to factory HK color after conversion. Gun has been re-marked HK MP5 on top rib. Finish around the re-mark is thin and very light. Clip-on shelf style, push button mag release, standard bbl (no three lug adapter). Spare 9mm 3 lug bbl is unfinished and appears to be new. Bore is bright and shiny with sharp rifling. Closed bolt select fire mechanism is smooth and appears to function correctly when cycled by hand. 4-45000 JZ25 (12,500-17,500)

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1020

**ORIGINAL COLT M16 A1 CARBINE (Fully Transferable). SN 9577064. Cal. 5.56mm. Factory Colt M16 A1 Carbine. Marked “COLT FIREARMS DIVISION, COLT INDUSTRIES, HARTFORD, CONN. U.S.A..” Selector markings “SAFE-SEMI-AUTO”. Original metal collapsible stock, tear drop forward assist, raised fence around mag catch, and standard flip-up adjustable rear sight on carry handle. Front sight elevation adjustable protected front post. Bbl marked “CMP CHROMEBORE”. Front sight marked with letter “C”. Upper receiver marked with letters “CH”. 14.5″ bbl, 33″ overall length. In factory box (no visible label on end) with sling, M16A1 Carbine operator’s manual, 30 round Colt magazine, and cleaning rod. Sling and cleaning rod still sealed in plastic bag. Bbl still has cardboard tube inserted in chamber. CONDITION: This gun has all the hallmarks of an unfired new-in-box original Colt M16A1 factory carbine. All indications point to factory collapsible stock and short bbl. There is no evidence to show this gun has been used past factory test firing procedure. 4-44979 JZ31 (12,000-17,000)

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1021

**VERY EARLY COLT AR15 MODEL SP1 MACHINE GUN (Fully Transferable). SN SP51744. Cal. .223. Very early SP1 with extremely light use. Slab side lower receiver, no forward assist on upper receiver, three-prong flash hider, bbl marked “CMP CHROME BORE”, triangular beaver tail handguard, early shoulder stock, flip-up rear peep sight, adjustable for windage standard protected posts, elevation adjustable front sight. Left side receiver markings “COLT AR-15 Cal. .223. Model SP1”, Selector markings “Safe, Fire, Auto”, receiver markings above selector “COLT’S PATENT FIREARMS MFG. CO. HARTFORD, CONN. U.S.A.”. 20″ Bbl overall length 39″. With one Colt 20 round magazine, and two after-market 30 round magazines. CONDITION: This early SP1 appears to have seen very little use. The only blemish is that deviates from originality are some light scuff marks on right side of mag well in area of mag release, and the addition of the word “AUTO” stamped on left side in the selector area. This is a good clean gun with an original Colt 20 round magazine. 4-44978 JZ32 (12,000-17,000)

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1022

**SENDRA XM 15-E2 REGISTERED RECEIVER (FULLY TRANS). SN 02424. Cal. 5.56 mm. Sendra AR-15 clone receiver registered by Frontier Gun Shop and Gallery. Black anodized lower receiver is mostly complete including trigger group, mag release and front takedown pin, missing buffer retention pin and spring, rear takedown pin, rear takedown pin detent and spring and bolt catch.These components are readily available. CONDITION: About good. Registered lower receiver shows signs of normal wear. The only wear marking on receiver is a large circular rub spot below the selector. Trigger mechanism appears to function correctly when operated by hand. 4-41286 JZ38 (6,000-8,000)

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1023

**AUTO ORDNANCE CORP M1A1 THOMPSON SUB MACHINEGUN (C&R). SN 827202. Cal. 45 ACP. 10.5″ plain bbl. Receiver is marked AUTO-ORDNANCE CORPORATION/BRIDGEPORT CONNECTICUT U.S.A. Horizontal finger groove walnut forend w/sling swivel, matching grip and buttstock w/swivel on toe-line and steel buttplate. Non-adjustable L-type rear peep sight w/triangular rear sight guard wings, standard post front sight. Dark black oxide finish. Firearm has numerous stampings on left side in front of mag well, including inspector marks “FJA” and “gEg” in a circle and a small letter “s” on the bottom (Savage). Rear of receiver behind rear sight on top is marked “U.S. PROPERTY”. Left side of receiver above selector stamped “A L”/”346”. Includes green canvas sling and one 30 rnd magazine. CONDITION: Very Good. All metal finish is uniform in coverage aside from thinning in areas of high contact and scattered handling dings. Wood is sound and retains about all of its restored finish. One stock screw is missing Bbl appears to have slight bulge apparent by feel approximately 4-1/2″ behind muzzle. Select fire trigger mechanism functions correctly when cycled by hand. Nice affordable shooter. 4-41279 JZ42 (10,000-15,000)

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1024

**AUTO ORDNANCE THOMPSON SUB-MACHINE GUN U.S. MODEL 1928 (C&R). SN 2113A. Cal. .45. 11-1/2″ bbl, 35″ overall length, finned bbl (26 fins) with Thompson finned compensator (4 slot). Vertical forend flip-up rear ladder-type sight adjustable to 600 yards. West Hurley, New York Manufacture select fire. Rear sling swivel on bottom of stock. Includes 50 round type L drum magazine. Also includes one stick magazine. BATFE has classified this as a Curio and Relic. CONDITION: Firearm is new in original box with drum magazine and all orig manuals and paperwork. 4-44987 JZ37 (10,000-15,000)

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1026

**H&R REISING M50 SUB-MACHINE GUN (C&R). SN 108392. .45ACP. Blued finish with wooden stock, finned bbl (14 fins) with compensator, elevation adjustable rear peep sight, drift adjustable front blade sight, high capacity mag-well, includes one 20-round magazine. CONDITION: Bluing is vary sparse. Entire finish is closer to a metallic gray on all metal parts except compensator which remains dark blue. Engraved on receiver with an electric pencil is “NEEDLES POLICE DEPT. NEEDLES CALIF. on left side. Stock has dings and scratches as well as finger grooves on either side of cocking mechanism. Closed bolt select fire mechanism operates smoothly and properly when cycled by hand. Sling swivels on bottom of stock front and rear. Bore is dirty, but rifling is well pronounced. 4-44963 JZ20 (3,000-5,000)

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1027

**H&R REISING M50 SUB-MACHINE GUN (C&R). SN 9868. .45ACP. Blued finish with wooden stock, finned bbl (29 fins) with compensator, elevation adjustable rear peep sight, drift adjustable front blade sight, high capacity mag-well, includes one 20-round magazine. CONDITION: Bluing indicates normal wear from typical use and storage. Bluing thin on top left of receiver from storage. Stock has dings and scratches as well as small holes where it appears early attempts at sling mechanisms were utilized. Closed bolt select fire mechanism operates smooth and properly when cycled by hand. Light patina on mag-well,and sling swivel on left front of stock. Bore is dirty, but rifling is well pronounced. 4-44965 JZ18 (3,000-5,000)

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1028

**INLAND DIVISION M2 US CARBINE (FULLY TRANS). SN 7206902. Cal. .30 M1. This M2 carbine appears to have been a re-weld and was registered by Roy N. Bruce of St. Charles, MO. Receiver markings show orig M2 pedigree at front. Rear sight, windage and elevation adjustable, stamped “I.R.CO.”. Front sight standard protective post. Full wooden stock, with bayonet lug, oil bottle, green canvas sling, and tan canvas cheek piece that holds 2-20 rnd magazines on right side, which are included. Canvas pouch is marked “U.S.” on front and marked “WALTER E. ALLEN 1943” on rear. Also includes 1 30 rnd mag. Bbl is stamped “UNDERWOOD” with an “11-43” date code with flaming bomb. CONDITION: Very Good. A shooter in nice conditionRear sight, windage and elevation adjustable, stamped “I.R.CO.”. . Finish is dark gray. Upon close examination without removing the stock, it appears the receiver was re-welded, but all apparent welds are smooth and clean. Wood stock is in nice shape with only normal handling and storage marks, except for two small cracks in a knot on left side behind sling-swivel, bore is shiny and serviceable. The select fire mechanism functions correctly when cycled by hand. 4-41282 JZ (3,000-5,000)

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1028A

**FACTORY SHORT BARREL SIDE FOLDING RUGER AC556K (Fully Transferable). SN 191-12654. Cal 223. Desirable Ruger select fire 3-position selector(semi, 3-rnd burst, full auto) with factory Ruger side folding stock with 13″ bbl. Firearm has correct gas block to indicate factory side folding stock. Factory muzzle break/flash hider. Comes with factory box and factory 20-rnd Ruger magazine. CONDITION: Firearm is clearly used but in very nice condition with minor surface scratches from normal handling and storage. Rifling is sharp. Mechanism functions smooth and correct when cycled by hand. 4-44955 JZ1 (4,500-6,500)

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1029

**STAINLESS STEEL FACTORY SELECT FIRE RUGER KAC556 (Fully Transferable). SN 191-04656. Cal 223. Desirable Ruger select fire 3-position selector (semi, 3-rnd burst, full auto) with aftermarket (Butler Creek)side folding stock. Firearm has gas block to indicate factory full stock. Factory muzzle break/flash hider and bayonet lug. Comes with factory 20-rnd Ruger magazine, two aftermarket 30-round magazines, camo nylon case, and C-MAG 100-rnd drum. Includes Ruger sling. CONDITION: Firearm is clearly used but in very nice condition with minor surface scratches from normal handling and storage. Rifling is sharp. Mechanism functions smooth and correct when cycled by hand. 4-44953 JZ2 (4,500-6,500)

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1030

**RUGER STAINLESS STEEL SELECT FIRE FACTORY KAC556 (Fully Transferable). SN 191-09555. Cal 223. Factory Ruger select fire 3-position selector (semi, 3-rnd burst, full auto) with factory Ruger full wooden stock. Firearm has correct gas block to indicate factory wooden full stock. Factory muzzle break/flash hider. Comes with factory 20-rnd Ruger magazine. CONDITION: Firearm is clearly used but in nice condition with minor surface scratches from normal handling and storage. Also displays traces of what was possibly departmental numbering from orig user (NSOCID) they appear to have been painted over with silver paint. Rifling is sharp. Mechanism functions smooth and correct when cycled by hand. 4-44952 JZ3 (4,000-6,000)

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1031

**GROUP INDUSTRIES MODEL HR4332 UZI SUBMACHINE GUN (Fully Transferable). SN 101485. Cal .22, 9mm & 45ACP with bolts, bbls & mags for each caliber included. 10″ bbl. Collapsible stock. Flip up peep rear sight with 100 yard and 200 yard settings. Adjustable front protected post sight. Vector Arms build on orig Group Industries receiver. Dark black Parkerized finish. Includes the following accessories: bolts (45ACP, 9mm, .22 long rifle); bayonet; magazines (.22 long rifle (2 ea), 9 mm (2 ea.), 45ACP (2 ea.) original IMI (2 ea.), modified 45ACP (2 ea.); barrels, 10″ (.22, 9mm, 45ACP). Also includes .22 long rifle spring and buffer; Desantis shoulder rig; blue web sling and Winchester hard case. A very desirable and complete package. CONDITION: Metal surfaces are uniformly finished and show very little wear. Furniture in very nice condition. Open bolt select fire mechanism cycles smooth and correctly when moved by hand. 4-44997 JZ11 (4,000-6,000)

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1032

**WEAPONS SPECIALTIES MODEL A UZI SUBMACHINE GUN (Fully Transferable). SN SA49000. Cal. 9mm. Built on Model B IMI/Action Arms receiver. 10″ bbl. Collapsible stock. Windage adjustable rear peep sight, elevation adjustable front protected post. Open bolt select fire, dark black finish. Comes with assault systems soft case, five magazines, two mag loaders and tan web sling. CONDITION: Finish deep and dark on all metal and plastic furniture. Firearm displays very little evidence of use (if any). Pistol grip has 1/4″ crack on plastic in area of mag release. Select fire open bolt mechanism functions smooth when cycled by hand. 4-44991 JZ10 (3,500-5,500)

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1033

**X-RING STERLING MARK 6 (L2A3)SUBMACHINE GUN (Fully Transferable). SN X0-802. Cal 9mm. X-ring sterling type submachine gun, open bolt select fire with under folding stock. Metal receiver and stock are clean, uniform dark finish. Rear 2-position peep sight. Drift adjustable hooded front sight. Ventilated bbl shroud. Includes two magazines. CONDITION: Firearm appears used but in very nice condition. All finish is dark and intact with very light wear from handling and storage. Plastic grip displays no cracks. Mechanism is smooth and functions correctly when cycled by hand. Bore is very clean with prominent rifling. 4-44971 JZ4 (5,000-8,000)

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1034

**STEN MK2 BY DLO (Fully Transferable). SN 10L3130. Cal. 9mm. This fine specimen of a Sten Mark 2 appears as new. With fixed rear peep sight, drift adjustable front post and short ventilated bbl shroud. Comes with two stocks (T-stock and loop stock) and canvas sling. Also comes with five magazines. CONDITION: All metal surfaces are dark and uniform with an outward appearance of very little wear. Some minor marks from handling and storage. Bore is shiny. Select fire mechanism is smooth and correct when cycled by hand. 4-44983 JZ6 (3,000-5,000)

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1035

**STEMPLE 76/45 SUBMACHINE GUN (Fully Transferable). SN 163. Cal. 45 ACP. With fixed rear peep sight, welded post front sight and side folding stock. Appears to be new and test fired only. Short, ventilated bbl shroud. Rubber tubing on folding stock. Includes one magazine. CONDITION: Firearm appears to be new, aside from test firing. Parkerizing is dark and uniform, only light handling marks apparent. Open bolt mechanism functions fine when cycled by hand. 4-45003 JZ7 (2,000-3,000)

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1036

**MK ARMS MK 760 9MM SUBMACHINE GUN (Fully Transferable). SN MK1060. Cal 9mm. The MK760 is a copy of the Smith & Wesson M76 submachine gun. Open bolt select fire, fixed rear peep sight, fixed blade front sight, ventilated bbl shroud and folding stock. Comes with eight magazines and Bag Master canvas case. CONDITION: Although stock appears to function correctly, it is somewhat loose in both open and closed positions. Firing mechanism, though smooth when cycled by hand, functions as a full auto only. Finish is dark and uniform with minimal wear from light use and storage. Bore looks bright with good rifling. 4-45002 JZ5 (3,000-5,000)

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1037

**INGRAM M10 SUBMACHINE GUN AND ORIGINAL MAC SILENCER (Fully Transferable). SN (gun) 2-2001903; (sil) S2-2001903. Cal 9mm. Military Armament Corporation M10 submachine gun. Powder Springs gun. With matching MAC, Powder Springs silencer, numbered together. Marketed as “The gun that made the 80s roar”. Since these are two separate NFA devices, numbered together, there are two transfers to take possession of this package. Parkerized finish. Factory two-tone black/blue finish on silencer includes Nomex suppressor cover. Open bolt select fire submachine gun with collapsible top-folding stock. 6″ bbl, fixed rear peep sight, fixed protected front post sight. Includes factory hand strap. Includes four Cobray magazines and nylon case. CONDITION: Open bolt select fire mechanism functions smoothly and properly when cycled by hand. Finish shows only normal wear from light handling. Bbl is clean with sharp rifling. Suppressor will need new wipe to function to full capacity. Otherwise shows little if any wear. 4-44942 JZ12 (2,500-3,500)

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1038

**MILITARY ARMAMENT CORP POWDER SPRINGS M10 45 SMG (Fully Transferable). SN 1-3002361. Cal 45 ACP. Ingram M10 open bolt select fire smg. 5.75″ bbl, collapsible top folding stock. Fixed rear peep sight, fixed front protected post sight, Parkerized finish. Includes one magazine. CONDITION: This gun shows very little use. Finish shows only light wear and shallow scratches from storage and light use. Bbl threads look new, indicating this firearm may have never worn a suppressor or muzzle accessory. Open bolt select fire mechanism functions smoothly and properly when cycled by hand. 4-44939 JZ13 (2,000-3,000)

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1039

**SWD INC. M11-A1 .380 SUBMACHINE GUN (Fully Transferable). SN 85-3800370. Cal .380. Cobray “Mini Mac” about the same size as a Colt 1911 with much more fire power. Open bolt select fire submachine gun. Fixed rear peep sight, fixed front protected post sight, collapsible front folding wire stock, black Parkerized finish. Includes front strap and two magazines. CONDITION: Finish shows light handling and storage marks but very light evidence of use beyond test firing. Bbl bright and clean. Open bolt select fire mechanism functions smoothly and properly when cycled by hand. 4-44936 JZ17 (2,000-3,000)

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1040

**SWD INC. M11-A1 .380 SUBMACHINE GUN(Fully Transferable). SN 85-3800280. Cal .380. Cobray “Mini Mac” about the same size as a Colt 1911 with much more fire power. Open bolt select fire submachine gun. Fixed rear peep sight, fixed front protected post sight, collapsible front folding wire stock, black Parkerized finish. Includes front strap and two magazines in nylon magazine pouch. CONDITION: Finish shows light handling and storage marks but very light evidence of firing. Bbl bright and clean. Open bolt select fire mechanism functions smooth and properly when cycled by hand. 4-44935 JZ16 (2,000-3,000)

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1041

**SWD INC. M-11/9 mm SUBMACHINE GUN (Fully Transferable). SN 85-0007403. Cal 9mm. Open bolt select fire smg. Black Parkerized finish, collapsible top folding stock, fixed rear peep sight, front protected post sight. Appears to be as new in box (if not new)except for some light storage marks on right rear of receiver and showing evidence of light firing or possibly test firing. Includes factory box, front hand strap, magazine loader, one magazine and cleaning rod. Also includes new front “K” grip/bbl extension and spare muzzle break/flash hider. CONDITION: Little to no wear on finish or action to signify any firing other than test firing. 4-44933 JZ15 (2,000-3,000)

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1042

**SWD INC. M-11/9 mm SUBMACHINE GUN (Fully Transferable). SN 86-0012280. Cal 9mm. Open bolt select fire smg. Black Parkerized finish, collapsible top folding stock, fixed rear peep sight, front protected post sight. Appears to be as new in box (if not new). Includes factory box, front hand strap, magazine loader, one magazine, cleaning rod and original owner’s manual. Also includes three used Zytel magazines. CONDITION: Little to no wear on finish or action to signify any firing other than test firing. 4-44931 JZ14 (2,000-3,000)

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1043
Revised: 3/1/2012

Correction: This is a Class III (AOW) Firearm.

**ITHACA AUTO & BURGLAR GUN WITH HOLSTER. SN 390724. (1925) Cal. 20 ga. 2-1/2″ Chambers. Early type Flues model Auto & Burglar with 10″ bbls and high spurred buttstock. Bbls are marked “Smokeless Powder Steel” and “Made in USA” on tops. Case hardened action is hand engraved “Auto & Burglar Gun” on each side between normal rolled on dog, and Ithaca name and address “engraving”. American walnut pistol grip stock has coarse flat checkering on either side of grip and at butt, and was reinforced at factory, with pin extending from butt up through top of grip. Short splinter forend has SN on iron. Brown leather holster is embossed “Auto & Burglar Gun Made by Ithaca Gun Co, Ithaca, N. Y” on flap. PROVENANCE: Notarized copy of letter from consignor outlining owners and history of this gun. It’s been in Mitchell and Sioux Falls, SD area for all of its existence, until now. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain 80 – 90% orig blue, thinning and silvering on sides. Action retains nearly all its orig case hardening color, silvering on sharp edges, and on fences. Trigger guard retains 90% of its orig blue with some slight flaking, and silvering at grip. Stocks are excellent with a few minor bumps and knocks on grips. Some finish is thinning at flare of butt and on sharp edges. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Holster is fine, muzzle plug stitching is beginning to let loose, with some rubs on outer edges. Polished. Lettering is good. 4-45568 MGM39 (3,000-5,000)

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1044

**LOT OF TWO 12 GAUGE SENTINEL ARMS CORP. STRIKER 12, 12 SHOT REVOLVING SHOTGUNS (DESTRUCTIVE DEVICE). SN 007126 & 007163. Cal. 12 GA. 18″ bbls, black Parkerized finish and top folding stocks. The Striker-12 is one of the earliest variants of the revolving shotguns from the 1980’s. This unique light-weight repeating shotgun is fast to fire with minimal recoil. The system of operation is a spring motor driven revolving magazine. These are chambered for 2-3/4″ rounds only. Once categorized as simple Title I shotguns, a joint effort between Handgun Control Inc. and President Bill Clinton led to Secretary of the Treasury, Lloyd Benson, asking that BATF re-categorize them as destructive devices by claiming they were not exempt in the sporting purpose clause. This is why they are registered as destructive devices now and require the same paperwork and $200 per unit transfer fee as a grenade launcher, mortar, bazooka, or any other destructive device. On a positive note, since they are now NFA Firearms, the overall length and bbl length no longer have to conform with measurements of standard shotguns. While these have 18″ bbls from the factory, they may be altered to any bbl length or overall length without further registration expenditure. CONDITION: Both of these shotguns are new in the box with all original paperwork and packaging. 4-44950, 44949 JZ35 (1,500-2,500)

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1045

**BENELLI U.S.A. M1 SUPER 90 ENTRY MODEL (SHORT BARREL SHOTGUN)(Fully Transferable). SN M514036. 12 ga. Semi-automatic shotgun with a 14″ bbl and overall length of 35.5″. The famed Benelli M1 Super 90 shotgun is world renown for having one of the fastest actions of any semi-automatic shotgun on the market today. All metal is a dark black matte finish with black plastic furniture. This model has a full stock and pistol grip. Rear sight combines an elevation and windage adjustable peep with a traditional three dot sighting system. Front sight is a protected post with a single white dot for lightning fast target acquisition. Suitable for use with 2-3/4 and 3″ 12 ga ammunition. CONDITION: Firearm appears to be new in original box with all accessories and manuals. 4-44946 JZ36 (750-1,250)

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1046

**FAST HANDLING ITHACA M37 STAKEOUT (A.O.W.). SN 371886677HG. Cal. 12ga. Plain 13.25″ bbl with 2.75″ chamber and overall length of 22.5″. Parkerized finish on metal surfaces and synthetic pistol grip and forend for furniture. Forend has safety strap to support your hand while utilizing mechanism. Since this firearm was built on a virgin receiver, it will transfer on a $5 tax, registered as an A.O.W. Sling swivel on top of pistol grip to the rear of receiver and on bottom of pistol grip. CONDITION: Finish on gun is uniform. Only worn in areas of metal to metal contact caused from cycling action. Firearm appears used but reasonably well maintained. Something that sets the Ithaca Stakeout apart from all other pistol grip-type shotguns is the ability to fire on every pump as long as the trigger is held back while others require a re-setting of the trigger. 4-44944 JZ30 (750-1,250)

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1047

**REMINGTON 870 POLICE MAGNUM (A.O.W.). SN D555167M. 12ga. 14″ plain bbl, 3″ chamber. Rear pistol grip rubber coated plastic for non-slip gripping surface. Front sling swivel on end of magazine tube and rear sling loop on bottom of pistol grip. Dark black Parkerized finish, full length 7 round feed tube, silver bead front sight. CONDITION: Deep dark Parkerized finish displays very little use other than occasional slide movement. Very little evidence of firing beyond test firing. Since this gun was manufactured from a virgin receiver, it will transfer as an AOW on a $5 stamp instead of a $200 stamp as necessary on a short-bbl shotgun. 4-44945 JZ29 (400-700)

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1048

**VECTOR ARMS MODEL B UZI SHORT BARRELED RIFLE (Fully Transferable). SN G256. Cal 9mm, though registered as multi-caliber (45ACP, 9 mm & .22). New in box. Closed bolt model B semi auto Uzi built on IMI/Action Arms receiver. 10″ bbl. Collapsible stock. Windage adjustable rear peep sight, elevation adjustable front protected post. In original Vector box with one magazine and owners manual. CONDITION: Firearm appears to be test fired only. Finish is dark and uniform. Rifling sharp and clean. 4-44994 JZ9 (750-1,250)

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1049

**VECTOR ARMS MODEL B UZI SHORT BARRELED RIFLE (Fully Transferable). SN G258. Cal 9mm, though registered as multi-caliber (45ACP, 9 mm & .22). New in box. Closed bolt model B semi auto Uzi built on IMI/Action Arms receiver. 10″ bbl. Collapsible stock. Windage adjustable rear peep sight, elevation adjustable front protected post. In original Vector box with one magazine and owners manual. CONDITION: Firearm appears to be test fired only. Finish is dark and uniform. Rifling sharp and clean. 4-44996 JZ8 (750-1,250)

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1050

**LOT OF FIVE SOUND SUPPRESSORS. SN S03-8549; S03-8118; S1-4002650; S2-2001574 & S03-8356. Gemtech SOS-45, .45ACP with KKM precision 1911 threaded bbl. Gemtech Outback .22 long rifle silencer. Gemtech Mossad 9mm silencer for Uzi. A Military Armament Corp. M10 .45ACP. A Military Armament Corp. M10 9mm. CONDITION: Gemtech SOS-45 and bbl both appear to be unfired, and both exhibit a light amount of lithium grease. Gemtech Outback appears to be used though no outward marks on tube that would indicate heavy use or storage. Gemtech Mossad appears to be new, and includes original wrap and shipping tube. Military Armament Corp. .45 suppressor appears lightly used, if used at all. Military Armament Corp. 9mm suppressor maybe unfired. Both Military Armament Corp. suppressors include original packaging. 4-45012, 45013, 45014, 45015, 45016 JZ23 (200-300)

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1051

**LOT OF TWO UNIQUE (AOW) PEN GUNS (Fully Transferable). SN 4-2001072 & 047. Military Armament Corp. Cobray Mac Stinger .22 long rifle with two bbs in orig plastic container. The second is Armatage Intl., Ltd. Hornet with four bbls .22 long rifle, 25ACP, .380 & 9mm and requires two separate NFA Transfers. CONDITION: Mac Stinger appears to be new and unfired as indicated by the red plug in the end of each bbl as shipped from the factory. Neither bbl has tell-tale dimpling of empty dry-firing as is common with numerous examples of this firearm. Includes orig plastic case SN’d to the firearm. Finish is factory black anodizing. The Hornet is similar in construction, but a much larger design than the Stinger. It is also a center fire firing mechanism requiring the .22 bbl to be off-set to function properly. The .22 long rifle bbl, .380 bbl, and 9mm bbl are all threaded for use with a silencer. The 25ACP is not. The finish of the Hornet is a two-tone black anodized and Parkerized. As is typical with these firearms, shows evidence of very little use. 4-44981, 44982 JZ24 (300-500)

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1053

RARE SPRINGFIELD KRAG MODEL 1894 BOLT ACTION MILITARY RIFLE. SN 44. Cal. 30-40 Krag. Rare early rifle with 30″ rnd bbl, pedestal mounted German silver front sight and 1900 yard ladder rear sight. Left side of receiver is marked “U.S. / 1894 SPRINGFIELD ARMORY 44”. Mounted in a 1-pc walnut stock with grasping groove forestock and straight grip with smooth steel buttplate without trap and no recess in the wood under the buttplate. Left side of wrist has a clear “SWP / 1894” cartouche. It has a short upper handguard with solid front band/bayonet lug that has stacking swivel and a middle band with sling wire and corresponding sling wire in the buttstock. Bottom of forestock is grooved and contains a steel rod with brass tip that is probably not an orig Krag rod and may be from an early Mauser rifle. This rifle was examined in detail by recognized Krag authority & historian, Douglas Rainbow of Chittenango, NY. Mr. Rainbow’s report is summarized as follows: Buttplate & buttplate screws are correct; the stock is dbl “P” proofed which means it went back to the Armory for update/repair; the bbl is an 1896/98 bbl with the muzzle having been machined flat and blued whereas the earlier bbl muzzle would have been polished, not blued; the front sight pedestal is from a Model 1896; the bbl bands are correct; receiver, sideplate & sideplate screw are correct; the bolt is unmarked; the bolt sleeve, safety & cocking piece are marked “48” and the striker “92”, which is an updated striker with rounded point, not flat; firing pin spring is correct 30 turns; the extractor & ejector are correctly unmarked; the selector switch is unmarked (should be numbered “44”); the gate & carrier are both unmarked (should be stamped “44”) Mr. Rainbow is doubtful of the cartouche on the left side of the wrist but close examination shows wear around the edges and no evidence of having been re-stamped. Accompanied by an exceptional, orig “1894” dated Krag bayonet with 11-3/8″ blade dated on left ricasso in small numbers “1894” and “US” on right side. It has blued steel handguard & wood grips. One of the best Mr. Rainbow has observed. CONDITION: Numbering & authenticity as noted above. Bbl retains about 95% glossy orig blue with the upper handguard retaining about 85-90% glossy blue; middle band retains 75-80% orig blue; receiver & sideplate retain strong orig case colors and the cartridge box about 65-70% case colors; extractor retains traces of orig blue being mostly a blue/gray patina; stock has a small chip back of sideplate and a series of gouges on right side of buttstock, otherwise wood is sound and retains a fine hand worn patina. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. Bayonet retains about 90% glossy blue on the blade with a few spots of light surface rust; handguard retains about 70% glossy orig blue, flaked to a medium patina elsewhere; eagle head pommel cap retains about 50% thin blue with balance light surface rust; handles are fine. 4-45024 JR403 (2,500-3,500)

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1054

*OUTSTANDING SPRINGFIELD T-SERIES HEAVY BARREL TARGET RIFLE. SN 1314146. Cal. 30-06. Rare Springfield rifle with extra-heavy tapered 30″ bbl with BAR front sight base mounted with a Winchester style globe front sight. Top of bbl & front receiver ring are drilled & tapped and contain target scope bases. There are two extra plugged scope base holes on the bbl behind the front block. Bottom of bbl is stamped with the star gauge number “1187”. Receiver ring has the standard Model 1903 markings and the rear bridge is mounted with a Lyman 48S receiver sight with target knobs. Bolt body, extractor & handle are polished bright. Bolt shroud, safety & striker are blued. Striker is headless type and the safety is reversed. Mounted in its orig walnut half stock, uncheckered, without grasping grooves with pistol grip and an M1922 style checkered steel buttplate. Bottom of butt has a standard M1903 sling loop. Bbl is secured in the stock with a sgl band around forestock. Band is made from the rear band of a Model 1917 rifle. Trigger guard & floorplate are standard milled 1903 equipment. This rifle is pictured on p. 129 of The Springfield 1903 Rifles, Brophy, as the bottom illustration and as identifiable by stock characteristics. Lt. Col. Brophy states that the headless cocking piece, or striker, and the standard knurled cocking piece were installed with no consistency. He states that he has “two consecutively serial numbered Style T rifles. One has a twenty-eight-inch barrel and the other has a thirty-inch-barrel. One has a headless cocking piece and reverse safety. The other has the standard type parts.” Accompanied by a Springfield Research Service letter which identifies this rifle in caliber 30, Model 1903, Style-T 30″ heavy bbl. It was sold to Hugo B. Dirks, Evanston, Illinois on July 8, 1932. The Style T was introduced in 1929 at a price of $85 until 1932 when it was no longer available as a rifle. It was produced with 26″, 28″ and 30″ bbls, with the 30″ model being the most common and the 26″ the least common. It is unclear what the exact production figures were, but what is certain is that very few of these rare rifles remain today in orig, unaltered condition such as is this one. PROVENANCE: Brophy Collection; Bob Rosenthal Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl & receiver retain 97-98% strong, orig arsenal rust blue with a few scattered minor scratches and wear points. Bolt body retains most of its bright metal finish. Trigger guard & floorplate retain most of their bright orig arsenal blue with some wear and a few spots of pitting on the floorplate. Stock is sound with a few scattered nicks and handling marks with some minor chips on edge of grip and overall retains most of its orig oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-45044 (8,000-12,000)

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1055

*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-style steel buttplate which is not numbered to the gun. 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. 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 crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-39218 (8,000-12,000)

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1056

*EXTREMELY RARE SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1922 INTERNATIONAL MATCH RIFLE. SN 1227923. Cal. 30-06. Spectacular match rifle with 28-1/2″ tapered extra heavy rnd bbl of the Series T style made integral with the sleeve and hood that has replaceable insert capability. Top of bbl has two plugged, drilled & tapped holes with the number “33” in the center. Bottom of bbl has the star gauge number “23” and a large “P” proof. Bbl also has a machined band which attaches through the forestock. Receiver appears to be standard, probably select, Springfield 1903 with standard markings and a Lyman 48 receiver sight with target knobs. Bolt body, extractor & handle are polished bright while the shroud safety & striker are blued. Striker is standard equipment knob with knurled edge. Trigger guard is standard milled 1903 equipment that has the integral steel palm rest bracket/single shot adapter mounted in the cartridge box and it is fitted with dbl set triggers that are similar to the German style but do not match precisely, although it does have the same wide, very curved rear trigger with small adjusting screw. Trigger is mounted into trigger plate with four tiny screws. Mounted in a 1-pc M1922 International Match walnut stock with wide tapered forestock that has a small schnable tip and checkered wrist with hard rubber grip cap. Fitted with the red fiber Springfield Armory Model 1922 checkered buttplate and adjustable hook as found on the Model 1922 Springfield Armory International Match rifles. Bottom of butt has a standard M1903 sling swivel and the front is fitted with the rare adjustable front sling swivel base. This rare adjustable front swivel, according to consignor, is the only one of its type known today. Stock has two reinforcing crossbolts. This rifle is pictured on pp. 110 & 111 of The Springfield 1903 Rifles, Brophy, and is readily identifiable by nicks, dings & scratches in the wood. This is certainly one of the most rare Match rifles and affords the prospective buyer a once in a lifetime opportunity to acquire what is probably the only orig example of its type remaining in the world today. PROVENANCE: Bob Rosenthal Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Overall retains just about all of its fine orig arsenal finish with a few minor nicks & scratches on the metal. Bolt body, extractor & handle retain most of their orig bright finish. Wood is sound with small nicks, dings & scratches, a couple of small gouges and some minor vice marks on each side of the forestock. Buttplate is fine with a dark patina. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-42366 (8,000-12,000)

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*EXTREMELY RARE SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1924 INTERNATIONAL MATCH RIFLE. SN 1257720. Cal. 30-06. Extremely rare rifle, one of 40 test rifles built for the 1924 International Rifle Team. These rifles were extensively tested at Frankford Arsenal. The rifles were all built on standard or perhaps select Springfield 1903 actions and included 20 Remington bbls, 15 Winchester bbls and 5 Pope bbls. The rifle being sold here was originally barreled with a Winchester heavy 30″ bbl that had a one in 10″ twist. The accuracy of the bbls, shot from machine rest, was tabulated and scored and this rifle finished #20 out of 40. While this rifle was not selected for the 1924 International Rifle Team, it was held in inventory and later either issued to military rifle teams or sold through the National Rifle Association. This rifle was purchased by Lt. Col. William S. Brophy “at a property disposal auction at Fort Benning, Georgia.” He states on p. 116 of The Springfield 1903 Rifles, Brophy, that this rifle was used by the cavalry team in the long range matches at Camp Perry, Ohio in the late 1930s. This rifle is pictured on several pages of the referenced publication including p. 115 and listed by SN in those photographs and again on p. 116. This rifle is described as having a 30″ extra-heavy T-style Springfield bbl with BAR front sight base and Winchester style Globe sight. Top of bbl is drilled & tapped for a front target scope base while the receiver is not tapped. Bottom of bbl is stamped with “1215” which is the star gauge number. Receiver ring has the standard Springfield Model 1903 markings and the rear receiver bridge is mounted with a Lyman 48S receiver sight. Bolt is polished bright on body & handle with the matching SN in electric pencil on the body. Bolt, shroud & safety are standard equipment and it is fitted with a Garand striker assembly. Trigger guard is standard milled Model 1903 equipment and is fitted with a Type 2 bronze palm rest/single shot adapter in the magazine well and has a 2nd Variation rnd ball cork palm rest. Left side of magazine box has the matching SN in electric pencil. Fitted with Woody dbl set triggers. At some time during the life of this rifle, one of its owners altered the front of the trigger guard by removing a section of the front of the trigger bow, apparently to accommodate his shooting style or to prevent interference with the palm rest. Rifle is mounted in a 1-pc straight grain Model 1924 International Match walnut stock with wide square forestock that has an adjustable Swiss style sling swivel base on the bottom. The deep, heavy pistol grip is checkered and it has a straight comb with sling swivel on the bottom. It has a 2nd type off-hand adjustable buttplate. Accompanied by consignor’s data sheet and an 8-page article regarding the building & testing of the Model 1924 International Match rifle which appeared in the February 1924 issue of The American Rifleman by Kendrick Schofield. Also accompanied by a Springfield Research Service letter which states that this rifle “is an International Match Rifle manufactured with 30″ Winchester bbl for use in the 1924 Olympic matches.”. Although this rifle was not selected for the 1924 International & Olympic Matches, it was an probably still is, one of the finest shooting match rifles known today. PROVENANCE: Brophy Collection; Bob Rosenthal Collection. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl retains virtually all of its fine orig arsenal rust blue finish with a couple of minor scratches and slight muzzle edge wear. Receiver has light sharp edge wear with some light thinning over the front ring and under the wood. Rails retain orig bright polish. Bolt, body & handle retain orig bright polish with blue on the knob and half of the handle. Trigger guard is fine as is the palm rest. Stock has a hairline back of top tang, otherwise is sound with a couple of small gouges on left side, some nicks & dings on forestock by the sling swivel and normal handling & use marks and overall retains a fine hand worn patina. Set trigger functions but needs adjusting, the seer does not appear to engage properly and it will not hold cocked, otherwise mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-45045 (8,000-12,000)

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*RARE SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1903 SPORTER SECRETARY OF NAVY TROPHY RIFLE FROM 1932. SN 1367554. Cal. 30-06. Beautiful Sporter trophy rifle with 24″ tapered rnd bbl marked “SA / flaming bomb / 11-30” and has a sleeved M1903 front sight. Muzzle is stamped with the star gauge mark and bottom of bbl is stamped with the star gauge number “I/1465”. Receiver ring has standard M1903 markings and the rear bridge is mounted with a Lyman 48 receiver sight. Bolt body, extractor & handle are polished bright and the shroud, safety & striker are blued. It has standard milled M1903 trigger guard & floorplate and is mounted in a nicely figured M1922 Sporter half stock with nicely checkered forestock & pistol grip. Buttplate is Model 1922 checkered steel shotgun style. It has a standard M1903 sling swivel on bottom of butt and a grooved band around the forestock with sling swivel. Right side of butt is inlaid with a 2″ diameter round silver plate engraved “SECRETARY OF NAVY’S RIFLE TROPHY / WON BY MIDSHIPMAN / C.C. HUNTER, U.S.N. 1932”. The center of the plaque is engraved with a 3-masted sailing ship with anchor and spread-winged eagle in the foreground surrounded by “NAVY DEPARTMENT / UNITED STATES OF AMERICA”. Stock has two reinforcing crossbolts. This rifle and its presentation plaque are pictured on p. 214 of The Springfield 1903 Rifles, Brophy. On p. 213 of the referenced publication where Lt. Col. Brophy is discussing presentation rifles he states “These presentation models are the rarest of rare, as only five are known to have been awarded.” Lt. Col. Brophy was probably speaking from personal knowledge at the time of the publication of his book. It is this cataloger’s contention that there are more than five of these rare rifles known today. PROVENANCE: Bob Rosenthal Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, possibly unfired. Retains virtually all of its orig arsenal blue with only faint wear on the front sight band and a couple of very minor, small nicks. Receiver has sharp edge wear. Bolt body, extractor & handle retain about all of their bright orig metal polish. Trigger guard & floorplate retain about all of their orig arsenal blue, slightly dulled on floorplate and a couple of scattered thin spots on trigger bow. Stock is sound with a small gouge on right side of butt, another in the checkering on the forestock with some other fine handling & storage nicks & scratches and retains virtually of its fine orig oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-45046 (8,000-12,000)

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*VERY FINE SPRINGFIELD 1903 NRA SALES. SN 479513. Cal. 30-06. Standard configuration with “7-11” barrel date, straight bolt, and bright blued trigger guard and floorplate, front part of which is stamped with ordnance flaming bomb proof, and “N.R.A.”, indicating sale by DCM to NRA. “J. F. C.” cartouche is on left side of stock. “P” in circle proof is behind trigger guard. Rifle is fitted with typical military leather sling stamped “Rock Island Arsenal 1917” and “T. C. C.” PROVENANCE: Letter from consignor outlining the history of this rifle, as far as he knows, along with DCM sales brochure. CONDITION: Excellent, near new, possibly unfired, except for proof. Metal showing slight silvering on some high edges. Front sight base has marks from protective cover. Bolt body has some marks from being worked. Bottom metal retains nearly all of its bright blue with some minor marks and flaking. Stock retains nearly all of its orig oil finish with a scattering of light marks. Sling is fine, leather darkening and grain beginning to chip. Bore is excellent, bright, sharp, and shiny. As fine an example as one could expect to find. 4-44922 MGM188 (4,000-5,000)

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*BROWNING SELF-LOADING RIFLE MODEL A1918 BY OHIO ORDINANCE WORKS. SN 070. Cal. 30-06. Semi-automatic version of the Browning automatic rifle with third variation of gas port adjustment nut. Bbl is 27″ including flash hider and marked “8 18” with flaming bomb proofs. Receiver has fine commercial grade blue finish, two position safety and mag release in trigger well. Mounted with a standard 1600 yd adjustable rear sight and hooded post front sight. Oil finished walnut buttstock with steel buttplate and sling swivel. Matching coarse checkered wooden forend. Firing mechanism operates smoothly when cycled by hand. Three magazine are included which snap smartly into magazine well. Weight:16.7 lbs. PROVENANCE: Dr. Leonard Goldfarb Collection. This gun bearing SN 070 was made especially for Dr. Goldfarb and given to him on his 70th birthday by Val Forgett of Navy Arms. CONDITION: As new retaining all of its original blue and wood finish. Bolt and bolt face appear unfired. Buttstock and forend are fresh and unmarked. Bore is bright and shiny. Top quality parts on a new manufactured receiver makes this a shooters dream. 4-46050 JWD100 (3,000-5,000)

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*COLT SPORTER MATCH HBAR. SN MH014745. Cal. 7.62 x 39. This Colt sporter, tho originally chambered in .223 possess an after marked barreled upper receiver chambered in 7.62 x 39. Current configuration is a free floating bbl with a 1-10 twist. Upper receiver is a flat top and includes two YHM scope risers. Upper receiver has dust cover, brass deflector and rnd forward assist. Charging handle is also aftermarket. Pistol grip has been replaced with an adjustable wood target grip. Rear stock has been replaced with an ace skeleton stock. Includes match trigger and KNS anti-roll pin bars. Also includes two MWG company 10 rnd plastic magazines. Bolt carrier is gold in color and possesses the stamp “D” on the left side. Bolt is also stamped “D”. CONDITION: Upper and lower receiver do not match in color and are an extremely tight fit. Left side of receiver has two holes, right side of receiver has one. Holes appear to be remnants from removal of factory receiver block, though this is pure speculation. Rifling in 16″ bbl is very sharp. Gas tube under hand guard is wrapped around bbl in a pig-tail style. Mechanism is semi-auto, appears to work correctly when cycled by hand. 4-41280 JZ40 (750-1,500)

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*FN FAL HEAVY BBL MATCH GRADE SEMI-AUTOMATIC RIFLE. SN 2507058. Cal. 308. Bbl length 23-1/2″. FN FAL semi-automatic match rifle made in Belgium with bi-pod as imported by Gun South Inc., Trussville, AL. Includes one magazine. Wooden hand guard and buttstock with hard composite hand grip along with shoulder rest on rear of buttstock. Firing mechanism operates very smoothly when operated by hand and passes function check. Bi-pod extends appropriately. Magazine fits nicely into magazine well. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is excellent. Bluing near 100% with only the slightest loss at high point of magazine well and at safety switch. Wooden hand guards and buttstock are likewise excellent with only one slight bruise to right side of hand guard and minor handling marks to front right and bottom. Nice figure to hand guard. Buttstock has only the slightest of handling marks and otherwise pristine. Bore is excellent, bright and near new. Bolt face is also excellent. Nice FN Match set-up with bi-pod. 4-42431 (3,500-5,500)

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*RARE FN FAL G-SERIES .308 SEMI-AUTOMATIC RIFLE. SN G1211. Cal. 308. Bbl length 24″ with flash hider. Manufactured by FN in Belgium. One magazine included. Wooden buttstock and forearm with hard composite hand grip. Firing mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This weapon passes function check and appears fully functional. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is extremely fine to excellent. Near 100% deep bluing with the lightest of wear to the high areas and in the charging handle recesses. Hand guards are fine with some slight handling marks and one 1/4″ rub on right side. Buttstock has a band of what appears to be tape residue along the left side. This would probably clean up completely with the appropriate solvent without any damage to the wood. Bore is shiny and bright. Bolt face is excellent as is bolt. A top-notch FN FAL made in Belgium. 4-42430 (6,000-8,000)

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*BRP CORP XMG(MG-34) BELT FED AR-15 UPPER RECEIVER. SN 2281. Cal. 8 mm Mauser. These were also offered in .308. This very unique milled steel upper receiver utilizes a standard AR 15 lower receiver to convert your black rifle to a belt fed replica of the famous German MG34. These have been on the market for several years and lots of information is available on the internet. It is important to note that due to a fairly recent BATF ruling, this unique upper receiver can only be used in conjunction with a semi-auto lower receiver, or if registered by a Title II manufacturer as a Post 86 Dealer Sample, it may be utilized as a machine gun. It may not be used with a transferable registered lower receiver. This is sold as a Title I firearm alone. This remarkable upper receiver conversion very closely resembles a factory MG34 and provides a unique opportunity for someone to have a functioning replica of this historical gun at a mere fraction of an actual transferable original. Includes MG42/XMG front tripod mount. The XMG is fed from MG34/42 flexible metal belts. CONDITION: Many of the components utilize in this kit are orig German Manufactured MG34 parts. Many have stampings and codes from orig machine gun. At least one portion of this kit is dated “1942” and top cover includes German Waffenampt proof mark, and “963”. Many of the parts used with this kit are matching, but not all. Finish and overall condition is uniform and at or above average for a firearm of this era. Many stampings and markings are sharp and well pronounced. Many have been highlighted in white to ease in reading. Mechanism appears to operate correctly when cycled by hand, but we cannot be certain due to the absence of a lower receiver. Consignor indicates all necessary parts, less your lower receiver are included for function. 4-45158 JZ43 (1,500-2,500)

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*RARE GERMAN G41 SEMI-AUTO RIFLE. SN 874ac. Cal. 8mm Mauser. Usual configuration with 22″ shrouded bbl, barleycorn front sight on a ramp with a hood and 1,200 meter rear sight. Receiver has “G.41(W)” and serial number stamped on left side. Metal parts have tiny eagle “359” Waffenampts with all visible parts so marked along with matching SN. Buttplate is stamped w/ SN and BPR 41 date code, and WaA497 Waffenampt(J. Grossfuss Döbeln, Sa). Mounted in 1-pc wood stock with a black composition handguard and has an orig sling on left side. Cleaning rod is missing. CONDITION: Very good, all visible numbers are matching. Bbl & bbl bands retain a blue/brown patina as does the receiver. Bolt slide, magazine & floorplate retain a dark blue finish showing light edge wear. Stock is sound with nicks, dings & scratches and retains a fine hand worn patina. Sling is supple. Mechanics are crisp, bore show sharp rifling with light to moderate pitting towards muzzle. 4-46034 JWD101 (3,500-5,500)

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Revised: 3/9/2012

SPECIAL NOTE REGARDING FURTHER INFORMATION ON THIS HISTORIC GUN. The image used in our catalog is from the renowned Dr. Otto Bettmann archive. According to archive records, this image is of “Herman Goering in hunting gear, 1934”. The date that the photo was taken is December 23, 1934!! This gun bears a medallion indicating that it was presented to Goering on Christmas of 1934. Upon enlarging this image of Goering with his gun, some factual observations can be discerned.

1. The front sight most definitely is highly visible. Because this is a black & white image, we can’t tell if it’s the yellow paint that appears on our lot 1066 (yellow paint also appears on another O/U rifle that has been confirmed to be Herman Goering’s). 2. It’s also clear from this image that this gun has a special 1934 patent Schiwy running boar rear sight. An extension of this sight can be seen in the shadows of the image, without question. 3. It also appears that this gun has a 3-piece forend as indicated by the two screws that are slightly reflective in the enlarged image. 4. The stock also clearly has a pistol grip, it cannot be deduced from that if it is a rounded pistol grip or a flat knob pistol grip with cap, but it most certainly does possess a pistol grip. 5. The top of the stock has a straight comb, as does our lot 1066, and not a hog back. 6. On the enlarged image, although the butt of the stock is out of focus, there is a difference in coloration which appears to be the recoil pad. This is not as conclusive as some of the other aspects we’ve mentioned but it certainly appears to be. 7. The scope mounted on the gun appears to be similar or the exact scope which is with this gun now. Again, this is not conclusive but it certainly has a round adjustment cap on the top with an extension lever as does our scope.

It certainly appears to us that our lot 1066 gun, and the one in this image, are one and the same gun but because of the focus or lack of focus on the gun, it is impossible to be absolutely conclusive. Certainly the date is right, the style is right and many of the aspects I’ve mentioned appear to be the same as our gun.

*FABULOUS HERMANN GOERING PRESENTATION OVER-UNDER SIDELOCK EJECTOR DOUBLE RIFLE WITH SCOPES AND CASE FROM 1934. SN 268615. Cal. 9.3 x 74R. Factory records indicate that this very unique rifles’ barreld action was made by J.P. Sauer, the bbls completed in 11/1933 and the M33 action in 1/1934, leaving the factory in “the white” to an unknown recipient. Definitive pre-1939 proofs stamped under the ejectors indicate that it was finished and proof tested in 7/1934. Gold oval engraved “Dem Schirmherrn der Deutschen Jagd die Waffenstadt Suhl Weihnachten 1934” on toe line of stock indicates that it was a Christmas gift in 1934 from the city of Suhl to “The Protector of the German Hunt”. (Hermann Goering was appointed to this position by Hitler in 1933.) It is surmised that the rifle left Sauer in early 1934 and was sent to independent Suhl engraver, August Heym, before stocking and finishing, then final proofing. A copy of a period German photograph of the Heym engraved action in the white accompanies the lot. Consequently, this serial number does not appear as a finished rifle in Sauer records. 24-1/2″ Demi-bloc bbls are fitted with full length matted rib with slight rise at muzzle, as front sight base, for very unusual longitudinally dovetailed .155″ diameter front bead, sharply sloped to rear, and painted with yellow enamel to insure its visibility in low light. An exceptionally rare patented running boar sight (1.43″ wide) stamped “D.R.P.I. Schiwy Berlin” with large central U-notch, and two flanking triangular apertures is dovetailed through rib. This unique 1934 patented sighting arrangement is visible on a large caliber over-under sidelock rifle carried by Hermann Goering in several original photographs (ca 1934-1937). Ludwig Schiwy was known to be a favorite gunsmith of Goering. Caliber is engraved on milled out portion of rib between finely checkered and finished claw mount bases. Bbls are stamped “Special – Gewehr – Lauf – Stahl” (3-ring logo) “Fried. Krupp. A. G. Essen”. Breech ends of bbls and claw bases are engraved with very well cut shaded medium Germanic scroll with rose bouquet highlights. Provisional proofs and SN are stamped on bottom of bottom bbl with definitive pre-1939 nitro proofs on left side of bbls under top piece of 3-pc forend wood. Sling loop is soldered to bottom bbl. Exceptionally fine French grayed, robust, double Kersten full sidelock M33 over-under action features non-automatic safety (SICHER inlaid in gold), double triggers (both set), raised rib tumbler end cocking indicators, and reinforcing bolsters. Action, lockplates, and trigger guard exhibit exceptionally well executed Germanic style engraving consisting of medium shaded scroll with very well sculpted relief rose highlights on bolsters, along with further relief carving of oak sprigs and acorns, in the exact style of August Heym, framing exceptional, lifelike, nearly full relief carved scenes of game; a family group of 5 wild boar in woodland setting on left lockplate; a bounding stag following two scampering hinds into a meadow on right; a large European elk (moose) is on bottom of action with Goering’s favorite game animal, a Polish bison, in full relief on trigger guard bow. Blued top lever is also scroll engraved. Dense nicely marbled and stump figured European walnut full capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over Silver type pad (This pad is also visible in one aforementioned Goering photograph. Light and dark variations in stock wood visible in photograph match the pattern of this particular stock, as well.). Nicely shaped, modified diamond, horn drop points grace side panels, and finely cut 28 LPI classic checkering has double line border. Sling loop is installed on toe line 1-1/2″ in front of aforementioned presentation gold oval. Blued steel grip cap is attached with 2 screws, and is beautifully engraved with scroll border around central motif of Hermann Goering’s personal crest (a shield with raised crooked arm holding a ring – derived from Wagners “Der Ring des Nibelungen” – surmounted by a crown with same arm and ring device flanked by heraldic wings) semi-relief inlaid in gold. There is no indication that there was ever any other grip cap installed on this rifle. Matching 3-pc ejector forend has inset horn tip and Deeley type release. Drop at heel: Approx 2-5/8″, drop at comb: Approx 1-5/8″. Weight without scopes: 9 lbs. 4 oz. LOP 14-1/2″. Rifle is fitted with two scopes in claw mounts with windage adjustment in rear. One is Karl Zeiss Zielvier no. 48203 with 3 heavy post and dot reticle. The other is Zeiss Zielmar no. 47982 with single post crosshair and dot reticle. Crocodile leather trunk case with nickel-plated brass corners and hardware, is lined with green cloth, with room for rifle and both scopes, and contains fine quality leather sling. PROVENANCE: Orig photo of Goering and rifle. 3-ring binder containing pictures of rifle, Goering holding rifle, copies of Schiwy sight patent, other photos of Goering, early owners of rifle holding it, articles from various publications featuring the rifle, and letters and emails from previous owners and others outlining the known history of this rifle. Copy of a 3/1958 Guns magazine article on August Heym. 3 Cartridges. CONDITION: Excellent, as found, showing some use. Bbls retain 95 – 96% orig blue, silvering at muzzles, along rib, and on scope bases, with a few minor marks and knocks. Running boar rear sight retains most of its heat blue, silvered on ends and top. Large bead front sight is considerably silvered. Action and lockplates retain nearly all their French gray finish, pleasingly brightening on beads and other high points with no areas of discoloration. Lock internals were gold-plated, and traces of the gold are visible on cocking hooks and tumbler ends. Top lever retains nearly all of its orig bright blue, slightly silvered on thumbpiece. Stocks retain nearly all of their orig finish, grain slightly raised with a few minor marks and knocks commensurate with the condition of the rest of the rifle. Silvers pad appears to be orig. The amount of wear on presentation oval and grip cap is also commensurate with the condition of the remainder of rifle, showing some softening and silvering. Bores are excellent with some slight erosion and frosting in throats. Screw slots show use. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Zielvier scope retains nearly all its original blue, lacquer of adjustment turret brassing slightly. Optics are slightly clouded, but usable. Zielmar ocular housing is considerably silvered and browned, body retains perhaps 80% blue, thinning, adjustment turret brassed, optics clear. Case leather is stained, chipped, and worn. Plated corners are beginning to show brass, handle detached with lining missing. Interior cloth is good showing areas of fading and staining from contact with rifle and scopes. Many areas are worn through especially at breech end of bbls, and where contacting sight. Partitions are somewhat loose. Sling is good, but missing its wooden retainers. 4-44212 MGM13 (100,000-200,000)

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*J. P. SAUER LUFTWAFFE SURVIVAL DRILLING WITH CASE. SN 337808. Cal. 12 x 12 x 9.3x74R. 25-5/8″ Bbls are stamped with “Krupp Lufstahl” on tops of each of the shotgun bbls, with “J. P. Sauer & Sohn, Suhl” around breeches. “9.3 X 74.R.” is engraved in milled out portion of full length matted rib with folding rear sight, marked for 100 meters, that pops up when rifle bbl selected. Bbl flats are stamped with post ’39 German nitro proofs with calibers, and proof date of 12/41. Bottom of rifle bbl is stamped with SN, steel information, and winged eagle over M proof. Waffenampt “2” is stamped on bottom of rear lump. Right side of right bbl is stamped with Luftwaffe eagle with swastika in talon. Sling loop is soldered to bottom of rifle bbl with matching loop on bottom of stock. Typical case hardened Blitz scallop-backed action features Greener type side safety, pin cocking indicators, and double triggers with front “set” for rifle use. Action is engraved with light open scroll. “J. P. Sauer & Sohn, Suhl” is on both sides of action with “SSU” monogram on trigger plate. Tang engraved “W. St”, as is found on many Luftwaffe drillings. Case hardened steel trigger guard has a splash of scroll on bow, and SN on tang. Nicely figured European walnut full steel capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/16″ over ribbed hard rubber buttplate with “SSU” monogram embossed at center. Stock features small right hand cheekpiece and 20 LPI standard checkering with double line border. Luftwaffe eagle is stamped into right side of butt. Matching splinter forend has Deeley type release. Bore diameter: left-.720, right -.720. Bore restrictions: left -.036, right -.034. Wall thickness: left -.031, right -.029. Drop at heel: Approx 2-5/8″, drop at comb: Approx 1-1/2″. Weight: 7 lbs. 12.5 oz. LOP: 14-1/16″. Correct Luftwaffe gray-green painted aluminum case with leather handle, has stenciled inscriptions “Drilling M 30” “mit munition u. subehor” “ce”. Paint is scratched through in two places with block letters “Ford”. No. “33269878” (probably Mr. Ford’s service number) is also scratched in. Interior with orig contents listed on lid, has all of its partitions and felt gaskets intact, and contains a carrying sling. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain most of their orig blue, with considerable cleaning of some rusted areas, leaving patches gray brown over brown freckles. Luftwaffe eagle is sharply struck, and has silvered a bit from cleaning. Action retains most of its orig case hardening color, in similar condition to bbls, with freckling. Stocks retain nearly all of their orig oil finish with numerous light marks and scratches and a few deeper ones. Eagle stamp is excellent. Checkering has slight wear, and is dark. Shotgun bores are excellent, bright and shiny throughout. Rifle bore is also excellent, showing little evidence of ever having been fired. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Set trigger works. Case retains most of its orig paint with numerous marks and rubs, down to aluminum, especially on edges. Interior partitions are good, one slightly loose. All felt is present. Sling appears intact, leather is dry, and relatively stiff. 4-45114 MGM219 (9,500-14,500)

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*INTERESTING GERMAN BELT BUCKLE GUN. SN 14/P. Cal. 22LR. Nefarious undercover weapon consisting of 4-bbl derringer which is hinged to hide under flip-up cover. When in desperate situation, wearer can press dual locking levers on left side of “buckle”, and the cover flips up, bbls spring outward and are locked into position by secondary lever on right side. Individual bbls can be fired by depressing four triggers on left. Cover is mounted with 3-3/4″ Nazi eagle with wreathed Swastika in talons. Bbl assembly is stamped “I. M. LOUIS MARQUIS” on front. Bottom is stamped with spurious crowned “N” proof and “CAL. 22L”. Bottom of mechanism is stamped “BLN – 44 – SS (runes)” and “RVSZ – NR: 14/P” 14/P is also stamped on other buckle parts. PROVENANCE: Red booklet describing this interesting piece, and internet info on Gov. Gordon Person of Alabama who has a similar item in his collection. CONDITION: Excellent, with artificially aged cover and belt mounts. 4-44205 MGM289 (10,000-20,000)

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*RARE MAUSER MODEL 1896 LARGE RING BROOMHANDLE SEMI-AUTO PISTOL WITH “V,L & D” MARKING. SN 34241. Cal. 30 Mauser. Blue finish with 5-1/2″ tapered rnd bbl, commercial barleycorn front sight with bead and 1,000 meter rear sight. Mounted with checkered hard rubber grips that are matching numbered to this pistol. Left side of frame, in the relief panel is marked “VON LENGERKE / & DETMOLD / NEW-YORK”. Right side of frame has standard Mauser markings. Hammer is large ring variety with knurled round spur. Butt of grip has a lanyard stud, missing the ring. Accompanied by a reproduction wood stock with orig matching iron. Also accompanied by a packet of papers from Griffin & Howe with orig early 20th century advertisements for Mauser Broomhandles and other German automatic pistols. They also give disassembly & reassembly directions as well as loading & unloading instructions for Broomhandle pistols. Another paper gives the history of Abercrombie & Fitch and Von Lengerke & Detmold. Mr. Von Lengerke’s brother, Oswald, opened his own sporting goods store in Chicago with Charles Antoine. By 1930 James S. Cobb who had been the principle owner of Abercrombie & Fitch also acquired VL&D, VL&A and Griffin & Howe and expanded, opening stores nationwide. The company filed for bankruptcy in 1976 and closed in 1977 with Griffin & Howe purchased and continued operating under private ownership. There are two letters on Griffin & Howe letterhead which identifies this pistol from Griffin & Howe records as having been received by VL&D on May 1, 1902 in a group of 25 C96 pistols. It was eventually sold on Jan. 14, 1904 to a cash customer. The price in 1903 with the wooden stock was $25.00. Additionally accompanying are copies of pp. 341, 346 & 351 of the VL&D record books which list this pistol on p. 351 with the above information. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching including grips & stock. Overall retains about 95-96% strong orig factory blue with some minor holster wear around front of magazine well and left rear side of frame with some thinning just above the grip on the right side; extractor, sight slide, firing pin retainer & safety retain most of their orig. bright fire blue with wear on extractor & safety; trigger retains about 75% orig straw color; grips are sound showing moderate to heavy wear. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore with fine pin prick pitting; stock is sound with orig iron having been cleaned to bare metal. This is a very unusual, documented Broomhandle. 4-45837 JR234 (3,000-5,000)

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*EXTREMELY RARE CHINESE COPY OF A 20-SHOT BROOMHANDLE MAUSER PISTOL WITH HOLSTER/STOCK. SN 631007. Cal. 7.63 Mauser. Rare copy of a rare Broomhandle Mauser, probably made for a Chinese warlord with blue finish, 5-1/2″ stepped bbl, barleycorn front sight & 50-1,000 meter rear sight. It has milled panel frame with a crude Mauser banner on left side & crude Mauser markings on right side. Top flat over chamber of bbl also has crude Mauser markings with crude representations of crown “U” proofs. Mounted with 1930’s style, 12-groove wood grips with a sling stud & ring in the butt. It has extended, fixed 20-shot magazine. Accompanied by a very well made, orig Chinese copy of the 20-shot broomhandle holster/stock with dbl hinges & a Mauser banner on right side. It also has orig leather strap. No import marks observed.” CONDITION: Extremely fine, all visible numbers matching. Overall retains 97-98% strong blue finish, appears to be an old restoration but possibly orig Chinese blue. Mechanics are fine. Rifling shows moderate wear. Stock is sound with a fine hand rubbed oil finish. 4-45624 (7,500-12,500)

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*RARE CHINESE SHANSEI ARSENAL COPY OF BROOMHANDLE MAUSER. SN 7179. Cal. 45 ACP. One of the very few Chinese made broomhandle pistols produced in 1931 at the Shansei Arsenal in China with 5-1/2″ tapered rnd bbl, long barleycorn front sight & 100-1,000 meter rear sight. Sides of frame have Mauser style milling cuts with Chinese characters on both sides. Grips are serrated walnut and it has a stud & ring in butt. Accompanied by an orig Chinese-made walnut holster/stock. This gun is pictured on p. 256 of the book The Broomhandle Pistol 1896-1936, Erickson & Pate. Approx. 8,000 of these rare pistols were made & used by the Chinese prior to and during WWII, few survive today, especially with orig shoulder stocks. CONDITION: Fine, all matching, grips & stock are unnumbered. Metal has an unfinished gray color and appears to have never been finished with a few nicks & dings. Grips show moderate wear with nicks & scratches. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with scattered light pitting. Stock is very fine and retains most of an old restored finish. 4-45625 (4,000-6,000)

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1072

*HIGH CONDITION JAPANESE BABY NAMBU PISTOL. SN 4618. (All matching) Cal. 7mm. Nambu. This standard Tokyo Arsenal production pistol is marked on right side with SN, exhibits all of the high degree of quality finish on these early Japanese production pistols. Tin-plated magazine has matching number. CONDITION: Excellent, retaining nearly all of its orig satin rust blue finish with slightest of freckling on back strap. Trigger retains most of its straw, slightly silvered on blade. Stocks are excellent, with no chips or missing diamonds. Bore is excellent. Pistol appears essentially unfired. 4-44207 MGM272 (3,000-5,000)

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*VERY FINE JAPANESE BABY NAMBU PISTOL. SN 3229. Cal. 7mm. Nambu. Standard Tokyo Arsenal production with mark on receiver ring. Other identifying marks and SN on right side of action. Matching numbers on slide and magazine. Checkered hardwood grips. CONDITION: Excellent, near new, retaining nearly all of its satin rust blue. Straw of trigger silvered on front and right side of blade. Some minor cleaning to slide. Grips excellent. Bore is excellent, but slightly frosted at breech end. 4-44206 MGM273 (3,000-5,000)

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*TWO JAPANESE HAND GUNS: TYPE 94 AND TYPE 14 NAMBU WITH HOLSTER. SN 31681/ 31924. Cal. 8 mm. Type 94. Nagoya Arsenal 1942 production, with Bakelite checkered grips. Matching magazine numbered “681”. Condition: Probable factory refinish over considerable pinprick pitting. SN 31924. Cal. 8 mm Nambu. Type 14. Nagoya Arsenal 1944 production Type 14 with matching magazine and spare magazine numbered “857”, and rubberized canvas holster, with cleaning/ takedown tool, and spare firing pin, is marked with Japanese characters on cover. Ammo pouch contains small Japanese flag. Condition: Excellent, as properly refinished, retaining nearly all blue over scattered pinprick pitting, and a shell fragment hit on right side of receiver. Holster is somewhat soiled, leather trim considerably flaked. Carrying strap is de-laminating. CONDITION: As above. 4-44208, 44209 MGM271 (1,000-2,000)

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*WEBLEY FOSBERY AUTOMATIC REVOLVER. SN 4473. Cal. .455 Webley. 6″ Barrel is stamped “Webley & Scott Ltd Birmingham & London.” on top rib. Typical configuration, with sliding receiver group and “zigzag” cylinder, marked “Made in England” on top strap, and “Webley Fosbery” on left side. Receiver group and cylinder are stamped with Birmingham proofs. Left side of trigger group is stamped with “W & S” winged bullet logo, and caliber, right side with SN, and fitted with checkered hard rubber grips with lanyard ring on butt. CONDITION: Excellent, as probably factory refinished, retaining exceptional shiny charcoal blue, all edges and lettering sharp, except blue is over numerous minor marks and nicks. This blue has subsequently worn and flaked to about 95%, with some silvering of sharp edges and considerable silvering on grip straps. Hammer, trigger, recoil shield, and safety lever retain a considerable amount of what appears to be their orig slightly strawed bright polish. Grips are excellent with some minor scratches. Metford rifle bore is excellent. Action is crisp. 4-45195 MGM292 (4,000-7,000)

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*COLT MODEL 1902 MILITARY SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 13108. Cal. 38 ACP. Blue finish with 6″ bbl, fixed sights with slightly altered front sight. Slide has second type markings on left side which includes “BROWNING’S PATENT” with the rampant Colt in a circle at the left rear end. Right side has usual markings with “MODEL 1902”. Slide has forward checkered serrations. Left side of frame has a slide lock with lanyard loop in left heel. Mounted with rampant Colt hard rubber grips and accompanied by one all blue magazine with patent date on the base. Right side of magazine is hand scratched “P.H. CHASE HANOVER NH”. Accompanied by a period, mail order, black leather flap holster with brass stud closure. There were about 18,000 of these fine pistols produced in the period 1902-1929. They were popular with the population in general with the Army purchasing about 200. They remained in service well into the 1950s and even later due to their popularity with target shooters because of their inherent accuracy. Few are found today in orig configuration with high orig finish. CONDITION: Very fine. Slide retains about 93-95% glossy orig blue with muzzle end wear and a thin spot over the top; frame retains about 95-96% glossy orig blue, slightly thinned on front & back straps, more so on back strap; trigger retains bright fire blue on sides and hammer most of its bright case colors; grips are sound showing light diamond point wear. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. Holster is sound and retains most of its orig finish with some light crackling on hinge of flap. 4-45031 (4,000-7,000)

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*SCARCE COLT MODEL 1902 MILITARY SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 14223. Cal. 38 ACP. Blue finish with 6″ bbl, front checkered serrations grasping area on the slide. Right side of slide has standard markings with “MODEL 1902”. and checkered round hammer spur. Left heel of grip frame has a lanyard swivel and it has a slide lock on left side of frame. Mounted with orig checkered rampant Colt hard rubber grips. Accompanied by one orig all blue magazine with marked base. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms there were only about 18,000 of these pistols produced in the period 1902-1929. As with its predecessor, the Model 1900, it was readily accepted and saw use by a large variety of citizens both in law enforcement and outside the law as well as by private citizens for self defense. These pistols remained in service well into the 1950s. Because of their inherent accuracy they were very popular with target shooters and it is unusual to find one today in completely orig configuration with orig finish. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains about 92-93% of a fine professionally restored finish on the slide and about 90% orig finish on the frame with thinned front & back straps; hammer retains most of its bright, orig case colors and the trigger bright fire blue on each side, dulled on front edge; magazine is fine; grips are sound showing light wear, turned chocolate. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. 4-45836 JR238 (2,500-4,000)

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*RARE COLT MODEL 1902 SPORTING SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 8045. Cal. 38 ACP. Blue finish with 6″ bbl, fixed sights and coarse serrated front grasping grooves and checkered round hammer spur. Sides of slide have standard markings with rampant Colt in a circle at left rear end. Mounted with checkered rampant Colt hard rubber grips and accompanied by one full nickel magazine with patent date marked base. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms only about 7,500 of these fine pistols were produced in the period 1903-1908. They were extremely popular with the buying public and usually saw hard service. They remained in service well into the 1950s with target shooters due to their inherent accuracy. Given their long service life it is rare to find one today in full orig configuration with orig finish. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Slide retains 96-97% strong, glossy orig blue with slight muzzle edge wear and some minor thinning on left side; frame retains 96-98% glossy orig blue with some very minor thinning on front & backstraps and a couple of candy stripes on front part of frame; hammer retains about all of its brilliant case colors and trigger about all of its bright niter blue; magazine is fine. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, has been fired but very little. 4-45841 JR240 (4,000-6,000)

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*SCARCE COLT MODEL 1902 MILITARY SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 36885. Cal. 38 ACP. Blue finish with 6″ bbl, rear serrations grasping area on the slide, sides of slide have standard markings and there is a rampant Colt on left rear. It has checkered spur hammer. Left heel of grip frame has a lanyard swivel and it has a slide lock on left side of frame. Mounted with orig checkered rampant Colt hard rubber grips. Accompanied by one orig all blue magazine. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms there were only about 18,000 of these pistols produced in the period 1902-1929. As with its predecessor, the Model 1900, it was readily accepted and saw use by a large variety of citizens both in law enforcement and outside the law as well as by private citizens for self defense. These pistols remained in service well into the 1950s. Because of their inherent accuracy they were very popular with target shooters, and it is unusual to find one in completely orig configuration with orig finish. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, probably unfired. Slide retains 96-98% glossy orig blue over the top with glossy orig blue, lightly cleaned on the sides; frame retains about 98% glossy orig blue with a nick on trigger bow and a few flakes on backstrap; hammer retains about all of its brilliant orig case colors; magazine is extremely fine; grips are crisp with no discernible flaws. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-45842 JR239 (4,000-6,000)

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*SCARCE REMINGTON/UMC MODEL 1911 SEMI-AUTO MILITARY PISTOL. SN 20016. Cal. 45 ACP. Blue finish with 5″ bbl that has a “P” proof perpendicular to the bore with fixed sights and standard Remington/UMC markings on left side and “MODEL OF 1911 / U.S. ARMY CALIBER .45” on right side. Left forward side of frame has “UNITED STATES PROPERTY” in large letters with “E.E.C” inspector initials above the magazine release. It also has a large Springfield eagle’s head over the number “F28″just below the inspector’s initials. Left front web of trigger guard is also stamped with a small Springfield eagle’s head and there is another on rear of the slide above the firing pin keeper slot. Mounted with diamond checkered walnut grips and accompanied by one 2-tone “A” code magazine. Pistol has short spur grip safety and long spur hammer. According to Blue Book of Gun Values, Fjestad, there were 21,500 of these pistols manufactured in the period 1918-1919. CONDITION: Very fine. Slide appears to have been dip-blued and retains most of this finish; frame, however, appears to retain about 85-90% orig blue with some flaking and cleaned areas on bottom front & frontstrap; spring housing & grip safety retain most of their orig blue turning a little plum on tail of the housing; grips are sound and have been freshened. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-45817 JR380 (3,000-5,000)

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*FINE EARLY COLT MODEL 1911 MILITARY SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 57926. Cal. 45 ACP. Commercial blue finish with 5″ bbl that has the “P H” proofs parallel with the bore and a small “J” initial on left side of lug. Slide has usual markings with last patent date “1911” on left side and rampant Colt at left rear end. Right side of slide is marked “MODEL OF 1911. U.S. ARMY”. Mounted with the early thin front sight blade and round top rear sight. Left front side of frame is marked “UNITED STATES PROPERTY” and it has the “WGP” (Maj. Walter G. Penfield) inspector initials just above the magazine release. Mounted with diamond checkered 2-pc walnut grips and accompanied by a lanyard loop 2-tone magazine. These early 1911s are rarely found with high orig finish as most were immediately issued to active duty units and remained in service throughout World Wars I & II, Korea and well into the 1970s & 80s when they were replaced by more modern pistols. They were also sold by the thousands as surplus through the Division of Civilian Marksmanship (DCM) where they continued in use with great numbers of them modified into target pistols. It is rare today to find one in completely original configuration with high orig finish. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Overall retains 96-98% strong orig charcoal blue with only very light muzzle end and sharp edge wear on the slide; frame retains virtually all of its strong orig charcoal blue with some light thinning on front strap and spring housing; grip safety is lightly flaked; hammer face retains nearly all of its orig blue signifying very little use; grips are crisp, especially on left side, showing light to moderate diamond point wear on right side with a few chipped diamonds. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. Magazine is a gray patina on top half with dull orig blue on bottom half, bright on base plate. 4-45839 JR244 (4,000-6,000)

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*OUTSTANDING WW-I BLACK COLT MODEL 1911 SEMI-AUTO MILITARY PISTOL. SN 301455. Cal. 45 ACP. WWI brushed black military finish with 5″ bbl that has the “HP” proof parallel to the bore on top and a small “G” proof on bottom of the bbl. Slide has usual patent and company markings with rampant Colt on left side and “MODEL OF 1911.U.S. ARMY” on right side. Left forward side of frame is marked “UNITED STATES PROPERTY” and it has the “JMG” (Lt. Col. J.M. Gilbert) inspector initials on left side just above magazine release. Mounted with diamond checkered 2-pc walnut grips and accompanied by a 2-tone magazine with flush pinned base. These 1911 pistols referred to as “Black 1911s” have a soft wartime brush finish with a black color rather than the earlier commercial blue. This finish is rather soft and easily worn, therefore it is rare to find one of them with high orig finish is very unusual as they were mostly all issued to front line units during the war. They remained in service through the 1920s & 30s and throughout WWII and Korea well into the 1950s and are still in service in some areas of the world. Many thousands of them were sold as surplus on the civilian market and altered and modified into target pistols. Finding one today in completely orig configuration with high orig finish is a rarity. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, possibly unfired retaining virtually all of its strong orig finish with only very light muzzle & sharp edge wear; front strap, spring housing & grip safety are equally fine; grips show very light diamond point wear with a few chipped diamonds. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Magazine has a medium gray upper half with strong blue on lower half and base with light edge wear. 4-45834 JR243 (4,000-6,000)

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Additional Information: Left forward side of frame is marked “UNITED STATES PROPERTY” and it has the “JMG” (Lt. Col. J.M. Gilbert) inspector mark just above magazine release.

*COLT MODEL 1911 SEMI-AUTO MILITARY PISTOL. SN 240689. Cal. 45 ACP. Fine 1918 pistol, all blue finish with 5″ bbl and standard fixed sights. Left side of slide has usual Colt address & patent markings with rampant Colt at the left rear. Right side of slide is marked “MODEL OF 1911. U.S. ARMY”. Bbl has “P” and “H” proofs perpendicular to the bore and a “K” inspector mark on the right side of the lug with a “5” on bottom of bbl. Pistol has straight spring housing with short spur grip safety and long spur hammer and is mounted with diamond checkered walnut grips. Accompanied by one 2-tone military magazine. CONDITION: Very fine. Slide retains about 95% strong orig blue with muzzle end wear and a few light spots of discoloration; frame retains 70-75% strong orig blue with the majority of losses on front strap which is a blue/gray patina; spring housing retains plummy blue with fine surface rust that will clean; grip safety, thumb safety & slide lock retain about all of their strong orig blue; magazine retains strong orig finish with bright blue and slightly discolored white area; bbl retains about 90% strong orig blue showing light slide wear with a bright shiny bore; grips are sound with a couple of chipped diamonds and shows light to moderate diamond point wear. Mechanics are crisp. 4-45082 JR378 (2,500-3,500)

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*RARE ITHACA PRESENTATION MODEL 1911A1 SEMI-AUTO MILITARY PISTOL. SN XP #1. Cal. 45 ACP. Dulite over fine sandblast finish with orig fixed sights, marked on left side of slide with standard Ithaca 1911A1 markings. Right side of frame, forward of the slide lock hole has the standard “M 1911 A1 U.S. ARMY” markings. The area where the SN would ordinarily be found is hand engraved in fine block letters “CAPT. SHELDON M. SMITH / ITHACA XP. #1”. Neither the frame nor the slide have military inspection proofs. Mounted with orig Keyes Fiber brown plastic grips without donuts and has inside reinforcements with the Keyes Fiber 5-pointed star that has a “K” in the center. Bbl is all blue military issue by Hi-Standard with a “P” proof on left side of lug and “HS” on right side. Accompanied by one all blue “S” code (Scoville Mfg.) magazine. This pistol is pictured with two full views and a closeup of the engraved name on p. 132 of U.S. Military Automatic Pistols 1920-1945, Meadows, a copy of which accompanies this pistol. Also accompanying is the framed copy of a page from the Ithaca Gun Co. records and although very nearly illegible, a transcription states “45 cal. pistols / in 1942-1946 Jobbers book 3/19/43 pg. 29, 30 / ser #1 Sheldon Smith / #2 Charles L. Smith / in 1942-48 retail book page 31 / #3 Lieut. Henry A. Carey Jr. / Ithaca, N.Y.”. This transcription is followed by a caption over the signature of Edward S. Meadows, author of the referenced publication, which states that these three pistols were given to the named individuals as gifts or presentations. Numbers 1 and 3 are known and are engraved in the identical position in the same size and style and neither has inspector markings or proofs. It should be noted that Charles L. Smith was the brother of Sheldon Smith. Sheldon Smith joined the Ithaca Co. in 1934 after graduating from Princeton and was subsequently instrumental in the development & promotion of the venerable Ithaca Model 37 pump shotgun. He became President of the company in 1955 and remained in that position until 1967 when the company was sold. Charles L. (Chuck) Smith was the Vice-President. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains most of its orig Dulite finish with light muzzle end and sharp edge wear on the slide and slight thinning of the front strap on the frame; grips are crisp showing light diamond point wear. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-45214 JR393 (6,000-10,000)

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*SCARCE VERY EARLY COLT GOVERNMENT MODEL SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN C2999. Cal. 45 ACP. Blue finish with 5″ replacement military type bbl. Slide has early patent markings with last date “1911” on the left side with rampant Colt at left rear. Right side of slide is marked in small letters “COLT AUTOMATIC / CALIBRE 45”. Mounted with early thin front sight and orig round top rear sight. Right side of frame is marked “GOVERNMENT MODEL” on the front side. Mounted with diamond checkered walnut grips and accompanied by an orig early lanyard loop 2-tone magazine with keyhole cutout at the top rear edge. Trigger, thumb safety, slide lock, magazine release & hammer are all early style high polish fire blued. CONDITION: Very fine. Slide retains 95-96% glossy orig charcoal blue with light muzzle end wear and a few nicks & scratches; frame retains about 95-96% glossy orig charcoal blue with some light flaking and one holster wear spot on front strap with some light thinning on the spring housing; trigger, thumb safety, slide lock, hammer & magazine release retain most of their orig bright factory fire blue; grips are sound showing moderate diamond point wear, a few chipped diamonds and one mashed spot on left side. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. Magazine is a gray patina in what should be the white area with thin dull blue on bottom half; base plate is strong blue. 4-45840 JR242 (5,000-8,000)

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*RARE PRE-WAR COLT NATIONAL MATCH SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN C183171. Cal. 45 ACP. Blue finish with 5″ orig match bbl marked on lower left side “COLT 45 AUTO MATCH”. Left side of slide has 2-line company name & address and patent markings with right side marked “NATIONAL MATCH COLT AUTOMATIC / CALIBRE 45” and a rampant Colt towards the front. Mounted with orig thick front sight with serrated rear face and a fully adjustable Stevens rear sight. The rear of the slide, under the firing pin retainer is stamped with the matching SN. Frame is marked on right side, in small letters, “GOVERNMENT MODEL” above the SN. It is mounted with full checkered 2-pc walnut grip and accompanied by one orig all blue commercial magazine with base marked “COLT / 45 AUTO.”. Spring housing is modified from an arched style, having been filed nearly flat. CONDITION: Fine to very fine, all matching. Slide retains 90-92% glossy orig charcoal blue with front end and sharp edge wear; rear sight is slightly battered on the sides but completely functional; frame retains strong orig dark blue with light front edge wear and thinned front strap; spring housing is mostly a gray patina with blue wear on the upper rear edges of the frame; bbl is an artificially aged brownish patina on the exterior; grips show moderate wear with a few smashed diamonds, heavier on right side. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Magazine retains about 50% orig blue mixed with flaked medium patina. 4-45835 JR246 (4,000-6,000)

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*SPECTACULAR COLT GOVERNMENT MODEL SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN C94311. Cal. 45 ACP. Blue finish with 5″ commercial bbl with bright skirt. Left side of slide has usual markings with last patent date “1913” and a rampant Colt at left rear end. Right side of slide is marked “COLT AUTOMATIC / CALIBRE 45”. Mounted with orig thin front sight blade and flat top rear sight. Frame is marked “GOVERNMENT MODEL” above the SN on right side and it is mounted with diamond checkered walnut 2-pc grips. Accompanied by one orig 2-tone lanyard loop magazine. This pistol was manufactured in 1917 at the height of WWI when the vast majority of Colt production was purchased by the U.S. Government. Very few commercial pistols were produced during that time and a large portion of those that were made then were sold to military officers and saw hard service on the battlefields of France. It is rare to find one today in crisp orig condition such as we have here. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, probably unfired. Overall retains about 99% crisp, orig charcoal blue finish with only faint sharp edge wear, a couple of small spots on front strap and faint thinning at the heel of the spring housing; grips are crisp with faint diamond point wear; the breech face & hammer face retain virtually all of their strong orig blue signifying little or no use; bbl retains most of its orig exterior blue with virtually all of the orig factory blue in the bore & chamber, brilliant shiny bore. Mechanics are crisp. Magazine is crisp with bright white upper half and retains about 75% bright blue on bottom half, losses are from flaking. A rare find. 4-45838 JR245 (4,000-6,000)

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*FINE & RARE COLT PRE-WWII SERVICE MODEL ACE SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN SM3667. Cal. 22 LR. Blue finish with 4-7/8″ bbl with floating military chamber, orig thick front sight with serrated rear edge and orig adjustable Stevens rear sight. Slide has standard markings on left side with a lightly struck rampant Colt. Left side of slide is marked “COLT SERVICE / MODEL ACE.22 LONG/RIFLE”. “ACE” is in a diamond. Firing pin retainer slot of the slide is stamped with matching SN. Mounted with full checkered walnut grips and has checkered, arched spring housing without lanyard loop. Accompanied by one orig all blue Service Model Ace magazine. This is a civilian Service Model Ace and is quite scarce with its all blue finish as most of the Service Model Ace pistols having been sold to the military with Parkerized finish. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching. Overall retains about 98% strong, glossy orig factory blue with the major portion of the losses on left side of slide around slide stop area from someone not knowing how to remove the slide stop and used sharp tools leaving several light scratches & scrapes; slide stop is a replacement; front strap has a few small nicks and a couple of freckles of light rust; grips are sound showing light to moderate diamond point wear; one grip screw is a replacement. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore; hammer face retains some orig blue indicating very little use. 4-45833 JR241 (3,500-5,000)

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*SCARCE NORWEGIAN MODEL 1914 SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 30955. Cal. 11.25 mm. This licensed copy of a Colt Model 1911 was produced in 1945 and was one of the few not Nazi proofed. It has usual 5″ bbl with standard Colt fixed sights. Left side of slide has the normal 1914 markings and the right side is dated “1945” over a proof mark. The “1945” is stamped over the orig “1945” stamping which was initially upside down. Frame has SN on left side and all of the visible parts are marked with last three digits of SN. Bottom of bbl is matching numbered also. According to Blue Book of Gun Values, Fjestad. This pistol was one of about 920 produced in 1945 and were presumably all Nazi marked. This one, however, is not Nazi proofed or if it was the markings were obliterated during a refinishing process. Mounted with diamond checkered walnut grips and accompanied by one all blue magazine that has a rounded follower and is probably a modern replacement since it is not serial numbered. CONDITION: Very good to fine, all matching except magazine and a couple of small parts which are probably not numbered to begin with. Overall retains about all of an old re-blue with some very fine pitting; grips show heavy wear with left side probably an old replacement with re-cut checkering. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-45818 JR379 (1,500-2,500)

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*EXTRAORDINARILY RARE COLT FACTORY ENGRAVED SERVICE MODEL ACE PISTOL WITH MATCHING 45-22 CONVERSION UNIT. SN SM710. Cal. 45 ACP & 22 LR. Wonderful Wilbur Glahn engraved pistol & conversion unit, blue finish with 5″ bbls. Slides have thick front sights and fully adjustable rear sights. Pistol is mounted with outstanding smooth pearl grips. The 45-22 conversion unit is numbered “U5” on the top and is matching numbered to the Ace pistol frame on the inside along with the numbers “12 93”. The service model Ace slide is matching numbered to the frame under firing pin retainer and has the military style floating chamber. Both slides have standard markings on the sides and are factory engraved by Wilbur Glahn in about B+ coverage with foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background. Frame is engraved to match with the thumb safety, slide lock & grip safety also engraved to match. Frame has a checkered, arched mainspring housing. Accompanied by one orig all blue 45 magazine with commercial marked base and one orig 2-tone caliber 22 magazine with civilian “ACE” marked base. Pistol has recoil springs, spring guides & spring caps along with a slide lock for each slide. Additionally accompanied by a Colt factory letter for the Ace pistol identifying it in 22 caliber with 5″ bbl, blue finish, pearl grips, class “B” engraved, engraver’s name not listed and shipped to “loan account”, A.F. Stoeger, Inc., New York, NY on Nov. 15, 1938 in a 1-gun shipment. Also accompanied by another Colt factory letter for the 45-22 conversion unit which identifies it as SN U-5 in caliber 45-22, blue finish, Class “B” engraved, engraver’s name not listed with identical shipping information as the pistol. Page 599 of The Colt Engraving Book, Wilson, states that there were eight Service Model Ace pistols engraved and only three 45-22 conversion units engraved, numbers “U4”, “U5” and “U6”. Of course “U5” is the conversion unit being sold here with its matching pistol. This is an extraordinary set unlikely to ever be encountered again. CONDITION: Extraordinarily fine, all matching. Overall retains virtually all of its bright orig factory blue with no discernible flaws, appears to be new & unfired; the Ace slide appears to have never been mounted. The 45 slide functions perfectly; grips are sound with great fire & color. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bores. 4-45190 JR377 (40,000-50,000)

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1091

*EXTREMELY RARE COLT MODEL 1908 FACTORY ENGRAVED SEMI-AUTO PISTOL WITH FACTORY CHECKERED IVORY GRIPS. SN 100012. Cal. 380 ACP. Blue finish with 3-3/4″ bbl, fixed sights and mounted with full checkered, silver rampant Colt medallion ivory grips. Pistol is factory engraved by Wilbur Glahn in about “C” coverage with foliate arabesque patterns and the initials “C.C.” on left front side of frame. Rear of frame and rear of slide are engraved with Mr. Glahn’s distinctive “V” shaped pattern. Grip safety & thumb safety are engraved to match. Accompanied by one orig 2-tone magazine with marked base. Also accompanied by a Colt factory letter authenticating this pistol, as found, in cal. 380 with 3-3/4″ bbl, blue finish, checkered ivory stocks, Level 3 engraved with initials “C.C.”, shipped to T.R. Armstrong, address unavailable, on Nov. 26, 1927 in a 1-gun shipment to factory order #13702/1. Additionally accompanied by a copy of a page from The Colt Pocket Hammerless Automatic Pistols, Brunner. This page lists five pistols which were factory fitted with checkered ivory grips, three of which were in caliber 380 including this pistol. Also accompanied by a red oilcloth covered metal case with red satin & velvet lining fitted for this pistol in the bottom. Box has the rampant Colt in a circle embossed in gold in the lid and the “COLT” logo inside the lid. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, probably unfired. Overall retains about 99% crisp, orig, factory blue with only faint sharp edge wear and one tiny wear spot on the heel of grip safety; grips are crisp with no discernible flaws. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-45831 JR235 (7,000-10,000)

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*EXTREMELY RARE FACTORY ENGRAVED COLT POLICE POSITIVE DA REVOLVER. SN 335524. Cal. 32-20. Blue finish with 4″ bbl, half moon front sight and fixed rear sight groove in the top strap. Revolver is factory engraved by master engraver Wilbur Glahn in about “B” coverage foliate arabesque patterns with fine patterns on the lands between the flutes of the cylinder. Buttstrap, top strap & bottom front of frame are engraved in Mr. Glahn’s distinctive “V” patterns. Revolver is mounted with smooth ivory grips that have silver rampant Colt medallions and are probably factory original to this revolver. Also accompanied by an orig, dark burgundy, hinged lid, cardboard box with black & white end label for a 4″ Police Positive, cal. 38, with wood grips & blue finish numbered “402151” on bottom. Although this revolver is not accompanied by a factory letter there is no doubt that this is Wilbur Glahn’s engraving and Mr. Glahn was the Colt factory engraver during the time frame this revolver was produced. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Overall retains 93-95% crisp orig factory blue with muzzle edge wear and some light touchup around the muzzle; overall revolver appears to be unfired with virtually all of the orig factory blue remaining in chambers of cyl & bore. Apparently the revolver suffered poor storage which removed orig finish around muzzle which was subsequently touched up. Box has some repaired corners & edges, otherwise is fine. 4-45832 JR236 (4,000-6,000)

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*SCARCE COLT CAMP PERRY SINGLE SHOT TARGET PISTOL. SN 1231. Cal. 22 LR. Blue finish with 10″ tapered rnd bbl and adjustable front & rear sights. Bbl has 2-line address with caliber marking on left side. This unusual pistol is a single shot with the appearance of a revolver that has integral breech block in what would be the cyl opening with flutes that resemble a cylinder. It even has a Colt style revolver latch on sideplate. Sideplate has the rampant Colt. Frame is flat top and it is mounted with checkered rampant Colt silver medallion walnut grips. According to The Book of Colt Firearms, Wilson, these scarce pistols were built on Officer’s Model frames without recoil shields and only 2,488 were produced in period 1920-1941. Apparently Colt did not aggressively pursue marketing of this pistol as is evidenced by the fact that the first Camp Perry pistols appeared in 1920 but saw only limited distribution until about 1926. Shortly thereafter came the Great Depression and such luxuries as small bore single shot target pistols were not in great demand. By the outbreak of WWII production has ceased making this a very seldom encountered Colt pistol. CONDITION: Extremely fine, may have been fired but if so, very little. Overall retains about 98% strong glossy orig Colt blue with only slight muzzle edge wear and a few small spots of rust on the sideplate. Grips show light diamond point wear. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-44193 JR79 (1,500-2,500)

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*EXCEPTIONALLY FINE AND RARE DELUXE NO. 6 SPECIAL ENGRAVED, ROUNDED FRAME WINCHESTER MODEL 21. SN 16606. Cal. 12 ga. 3″ Chambers. 30″ Barrels with raised, concave, matted rib, are engraved “CUSTOM BUILT BY WINCHESTER” in milled out portion of rib. Breech ends of bbls have 3″ triangles of fine shaded scrollwork. There are also 1-1/8″ triangles of scroll at muzzles as specially ordered and referred to on factory build sheet. Bbl flats are stamped with SN, gauge, and “3 in. cham.” (3″ chambers were specially ordered). Bottoms of bbls are stamped “Mod” and “Full”. Special order rounded blued action is fitted with automatic safety and single selective trigger. Action body is wonderfully engraved with full coverage shaded medium scrollwork, the only exception being a classic semi-relief vignette of four ducks in marsh on floorplate. Factory records indicate this specification and stating that the bottom of frame “is to have design exactly same as on gun 10678.” It is most certain that this gun’s fine engraving is the work of noted Winchester artist George Ulrich. Extremely fine XXXX crotch figured American walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-1/4″ over checkered wood butt, with standard point pattern checkering and gold oval on toe line engraved as specified on worksheet, “W. B. 1941”. The worksheet also states that the length of stock to be 14-3/4″ and fitted with Winchester recoil pad “to be leather covered and well rounded.” Long splinter forend has bolsters carved at rear of checkering with ebony forend tip. SN is on iron. Change order dated 1/21/41, refers to this gun with “reg. forearm to be shaped same as gun # 10678” with hand written notation, “taken care of by H. Orre.” It is likely that the checkered butt observed on this gun was also changed on this order as it is properly numbered to the gun in the tang channel. Bore diameter: left-.729, right -.729. Bore restrictions: left .009, right -.030. Wall thickness: left -.026, right -.034. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7 lbs. 8 oz. LOP: 14-1/4″. PROVENANCE: Cody Firearms Museum letter with specifications, measurements and copies of build cards, as built for Cook, Newton, & Smith, sold to Mr. William Brewster Jan 18, 1941, with Brewster family history. William Brewster was the son of Frederick Foster Brewster, financier and builder of “Edgerton”, his private mansion in New Haven, CT. Also included are copies of National Cyclopedia of American Biography outlining the life of William Brewster, trust officer of 2nd Natl Bank of New Haven, and his later life and community service with various clubs and societies including Mystic Seaport. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain nearly all of what appears to be orig blue with a very few barely mentionable minor marks. Action retains essentially all of its blue, with just a hint of silvering on tips of fences. Stocks retain nearly all of their orig varnish finish, with some wear at heel and on butt, with just a hint at the tip of comb. There are some very minor marks in varnish. Forend retains most of its varnish, with 4 or 5 small chips in finish along bbl channel on left side. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny with no visible imperfections. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Trigger works. An exceedingly rare special order pre-war custom. 4-45056 MGM208 (35,000-55,000)

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*VERY FINE SPECIAL ORDER PRE-WAR WINCHESTER MODEL 21 TRAP WITH NO. 6 ENGRAVING FOR OLIN EXEC. SN 8218. (1935) Cal. 12 ga. 3″ Chambers. 30″ Bbls with matted game rib, have 2-1/2″ wedges of scroll engraved at breech ends. Bbl flats stamped with “12 GAUGE 3 IN CHAM” and SN. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with “Full and Full”. blued action with standard Winchester markings and patents, are on engine turned water table, is fitted with checkered single selective trigger and automatic safety. Action is finely engraved in wonderful 21-6 patterns with nearly full coverage well cut scrollwork framing vignettes of dogs in ovals; a setter on left and a pointer on right; a pair of pheasants is in circular scene on trigger plate. Fences are relief engraved with oak leaves and acorns. This superb engraving is most certainly the work of master Winchester engraver Alden George Ulrich. Trigger guard is also scroll engraved with portrait of spaniel on bow. Straight grip buttstock of XXX crotch figured American walnut measures 14-1/4″ over Winchester #2 leather covered pad, and features deluxe style checkering with beaded borders at grip and side panels. Matching trap grade beavertail forend with standard latch has inset ebony tip and SN on iron and wood. Bore diameter: left-.728, right -.727. Bore restrictions: left -.031, right -.028. Wall thickness: left -.030, right -.032. Drop at heel: 1-3/4″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7 lbs. 11 oz. LOP: 14-1/4″. PROVENANCE: Cody Firearms Museum fact sheet confirming orig specs for this unique shotgun showing that it was started April 23, 1935 for Col. W. F. Siegmund, a Winchester/Olin exec. Siegmund was instrumental in the design of the M52 Sporter along with John Hessian. Per Col. Siegmund’s orders, this gun was to copy M21 #7817 exactly in form, general handling and dimensions. Changes to be affected by Mr Boak. CONDITION: Excellent, as refinished, possibly by factory. Bbls retain essentially all of a lustrous re-black. Action retains 95% of an old re-black, edges slightly silvered. Engraving has softened a touch but does not detract from its original character and impact. Trigger guard is silvering at grip. Stocks retain nearly all of their orig varnish finish with a number of minor marks, some areas chipped, and worn through on sharp edges. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Ejectors are in time. Trigger works. A very fine example of Winchester’s pre-war custom work. 4-46022 MGM314 (20,000-30,000)

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*SUPERB FACTORY ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 21 TWENTY GAUGE DELUXE SKEET GUN WITH EXTRA BARRELS AND CASE. SN 24470. Cal. 20 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 26″ and 28″ Ventilated rib bbls. 26″ bbls are choked “Skeet 1 and 2″. 28″ bbls are imp mod and full. Originally finished May 12, 1949, as a Deluxe Skeet grade, with all features matching this particular gun, except stock dimensions. August 1952 repair order specifies that the gun should be engraved in 21-6 style. This was completed and gun presently exhibits 3″ triangles of shaded scroll on breech ends of bbls, and classic John Kusmit engraving of shaded scrollwork, with setter and pointer in ovals, on either side of action, and pair of pheasants on trigger plate. Portrait of a spaniel is on trigger guard bow. Fences are relief engraved with oak leaves. Action features non-automatic safety, selective single trigger, and automatic ejectors. XXX crotch figured American walnut full capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14″ over red Winchester pad and features deluxe 20 LPI checkering with beaded borders. Matching beavertail forend has typical release and SN on wood and engine turned metal. 26″ Bbls: Bore diameter: left-.614, right -.611. Bore restrictions: left -.007, right -.000. Wall thickness: left -.017, right -.025 Drop at heel: 2-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-9/16″. Weight: 6 lbs. 15 oz. LOP: 14″. 28″ Bbls: Bore diameter: left-.614, right -.615. Bore restrictions: left -.011, right -.020. Wall thickness: left -.027, right -.025. Drop at heel: 2-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-9/16″. Weight: 7 lbs. 1 oz. LOP: 14”. Newly made, high quality, brown oak and leather case with brass corners, is lined with burgundy cloth with gold embossed black leather Model 21 label. Partitions have nicely mitered wood tops. Case contains oil bottle, and black leather case with cleaning brushes and 2-pc brass and rosewood cleaning rod. Case has tan canvas leather trimmed outer cover with zipper closure. PROVENANCE: Copies of Cody Firearms Museum letter and fax with specs for this gun and stating it was made for Stratton and Tiestuggs Co, Inc. CONDITION: Excellent, as finished by factory in 1952. Bbls retain nearly all of their satin black, with a few minor marks and scuffs. Blue of action is slightly silvered on fences and sharp edges. Stock retains what appears to be most of its varnish finish. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Ejectors are in time. Trigger works. Case is excellent, near new. 4-46052 MGM307 (35,000-55,000)

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*VERY FINE WINCHESTER MODEL 21 “GRAND AMERICAN” WITH EXTRA BARRELS AND CASE. SN W32974. (1970) Cal. 20 ga. 28″ Barrels. Bbl set no. “1” and “2” are identical except for choke. Both are engraved “CUSTOM BUILT BY WINCHESTER FOR KERR’S BEVERLY HILLS” in milled out portion of raised, matted, ventilated ribs, which are fitted with red bead front and ivory mid-beads. Top of left bbls are stamped “MODEL 21 – WINCHESTER – 20 GAUGE 3 IN. CHAM.” with New Haven CT address. Breech ends of bbls are engraved with nicely cut scroll triangles extending 2-1/2″ from breech. Bbl flats and lumps are engine turned. Flats are stamped with SN and Winchester proof. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with choke information and “Winchester Proof Steel”. “1” or “2” is stamped on each loop, respectively. Special 20 ga. blued action with non-automatic safety and gold-plated selective single trigger is engraved with 90% coverage of well cut scroll, framing nicely detailed gold inlaid vignettes of dogs and game; setter on left and pointer on right side of action, with a pair of cock pheasants on trigger plate. This is most likely the work of noted Winchester engraver, Nick Kusmit. Trigger guard depicts portrait of spaniel. Exceptionally fine, crotch figured American walnut full capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/8″ over checkered wood butt, and features classic “Grand American” style fleur-de-lis checkering with ribbons and volutes through checkering and large scrolled extension into body of stock. Engraved steel grip cap has gold inlaid band at perimeter, with “Grand American” inlaid on central oval. Large gold vacant oval is on toe line. Each bbl set is fitted with its own forend and ejector mechanism, with numbers “1” or “2” on engine turned irons. Forends match remainder of gun in all respects. SNs are stamped in wood. Gun bbls no. “1” (Modified and full): Bore diameter: left-.611, right -.611. Bore restrictions: left -.014, right -.008. Wall thickness: left -.038, right -.040. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-9/16″. Weight: 7 lbs. 2 oz. LOP:14-1/8″. Gun bbls no. “2” (Improved cylinder modified): Bore diameter: left-.613, right -.613. Bore restrictions: left -.010, right -.009. Wall thickness: left -.040, right -.033. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-9/16″. Weight: 7 lbs. 0 oz. LOP: 14-1/8″. CASE. PROVENANCE: Cody Firearms Museum letter with specs for this fine gun, matching in all ways, except one, they say the interchangeable bbl is 26″ whereas it is actually 28″, an obvious mistake in records. Orig specs are for a straight grip stock, records indicate: “order no. 14293 – New pistol grip stock made and shipped on July 13, 1970. “Wrong stock ordered originally”. “Length 14-1/8 inches, drop at heel – 2-1/4 inches, drop at comb – 1-9/16 inches”, which exactly matches present stock. CONDITION: Excellent, near new, with only one or 2 minor marks on bbls. Action has just a hint of silvering on sharp edges. Stock retains nearly all of its orig finish with one or 2 barely mentionable marks. Two small chips in finish on left side are above checkering pattern of grip. There are one or 2 diamonds missing from checkering on forearm of bbls no. “2”, along with very small minor chip in finish at muzzle end. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny throughout, with no visible imperfections. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Trigger works. CASE. A very fine small bore “Grand American”, one of a total of 171, in all gauges, built between 1969 and 1982. 4-45157 MGM220 (40,000-60,000)

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1098

*RARE AND EXCEPTIONAL WINCHESTER MODEL 21 DELUXE SKEET GUN NO. 5 ENGRAVED WITH VENTILATED RIB. SN 13223. Cal. 16 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 26″ Barrels with raised, ventilated rib, match specifications in factory letter with Bradley red bead front sight and Winchester white metal middle sight. Bbl flats are stamped with “16 Gauge”, SN, patent information, and “2-3/4 Cham”. Bottoms of bbls are stamped “Winchester Proof Steel” “WS-1” and “WS-2″. Standard blued action is fitted with single selective trigger. Action and bbls are engraved with classic pre-war number 5 engraving, as most certainly executed by Alden George Ulrich, with about 50% coverage of flowing scrollwork framing vignettes of dogs and game. Setter with bird in mouth is on bottom of action; pheasant on left; grouse on right side; rare vignette of pointer is on trigger guard bow. Nicely crotch figured American walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14″ over factory leather-faced open-sided red pad, with deluxe checkering pattern, checkered sidepanels and vacant gold oval on toe line. Matching beavertail forend has SN on iron, and rib between bbl channels. Bore diameter: left-.664, right -.667. Bore restrictions: left -.005, right -.002. Wall thickness: left -.029, right -.032. Drop at heel: 2-7/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7 lbs. 2 oz. LOP: 14”. PROVENANCE: Cody Firearms Museum letter with specs along with build receipts and final inspection reports showing this gun made for P. A. Roper and dated 6/13/40. CONDITION: Extremely fine. All specifications matching those on orig factory build information, and nearly all orig finish is remaining, with only a few minor marks on bbls. Sharp edges of action are silvering, blue on bottom beginning to thin slightly. Trigger guard is graying on edges and grip. Stock retains nearly all its orig finish beginning to rub through on flutes and top of comb, with a few minor marks. Checkering is only slightly worn. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Ejectors in time. Trigger works. A truly fine investment quality Winchester M21 sporting classic. 4-45057 MGM207 (27,500-37,500)

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1099

*NOTED BIG GAME FISHERMAN, S. KIP FARRINGTON’S FACTORY GOLD INLAID WINCHESTER MODEL 21 WITH CASE AND EXTRA BARRELS. SN 27484. Cal. 20 ga. 3″ Chambers. 30″ Barrels with matted game rib are stamped “WINCHESTER – 20 GAUGE” and “3 IN CHAMB” on side of left bbl. Engine turned bbl flats are stamped with SN, gauge, and proofs. Bottoms of bbls are stamped “Winchester Proof Steel” “MOD” and “FULL”. Blued 20 ga. action with Winchester nomenclature on engine turned water table, is fitted with automatic safety and blued single selective trigger. Action has three tasteful gold inlays; a large woodcock on trigger plate; a quail on left side of action, and snipe on right. All birds are in flight. Trigger guard bow is inlaid in gold with initials “SKF” and “2”. Nicely crotch figured American walnut straight grip buttstock measures 13-3/4″ over #2 Winchester leather covered pad, and features standard point pattern checkering. Matching beavertail ejector forend has SN on iron and wood. Bore diameter: left-.613, right -.616. Bore restrictions: left -.009, right -.022. Wall thickness: left -.027, right -.025. Drop at heel: 1-7/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs. 10 oz. LOP: 13-3/4″. All the above, measurements, specifications, and special features are as originally ordered by Mr. Farrington, and delivered in 1954. Under repair order 38713, July 1964, Mr. Farrington returned the shotgun for service, this time with extra bbl set measuring 26″ with right bbl modified, left bbl improved cylinder. It is not known when these bbls were fitted, but they presently measure: Bore diameter: left-.612, right -.612. Bore restrictions: left -.004, right -.008. Wall thickness: left -.027, right -.027. Weight: 6 lbs. 7 oz. Abercrombie & Fitch marked toe under leather case with stitched leather corners, is embossed “S. K. Farrington East Hampton, New York, U. S. A.” and “2” on lid. Case is lined in maroon cloth, and contains “A.F.&Co” marked oil bottle and snap caps. Also included are 2 pieces of a BGI 3-pc cleaning rod, along with exterior straps. Extra bbls are housed in their own canvas and leather case. PROVENANCE: Copy of letter from Winchester Repeating Fire Arms, dated June 29, 2009, confirming specs and other info regarding this gun. Farrington obit. Email regarding the life and endeavors of Farrington as gathered by consignor. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain 90% of what appears to be orig blue, second set of bbls retain considerably less, both with minor marks and scuffs, mostly from contact with forend. Action retains 60 – 70% orig blue, silvered considerably on trigger plate and around bottom, as well as on fences. Trigger guard and top lever also have considerable silvering. Stocks retain most of their orig varnish finish, worn through on sharp edges, and darkened. Pad has lost a considerable amount of its orig leather. Checkering is worn and dirty. This condition is almost exactly the way shotgun was returned to Winchester in 1964, as attested to by their inventory at the time. None of this was changed, specification reads “Work Ordered: Adjust for proper loading, feeding, extraction, and ejection. Use stock and forearm as is”. Bores are excellent. 30″ Bbls are slightly loose with forearm removed. Action is tight with forearm installed. 26″ Bbls are tight and on face. Ejectors are in time. Trigger works. Case is very fine. Exterior leather is still light brown with a number of scuffs. Interior cloth is excellent. Partitions and blocks are somewhat loose. Accessories are fine. Extra bbl case is fine. Mr. Farrington obviously spent many hours in the field with this gun, as evidenced by its considerable honest wear. Given the extent of his other sporting pursuits, and writings totaling over 21 books to his credit, as well as being the salt water editor of FIELD AND STREAM MAGAZINE, it’s a wonder he found the time to enjoy this fine gun. He was a fixture of the big game fishing set in Bimini, Bahamas, during its heyday in the ’30’s, setting numerous deep sea fishing records. He and his wife Chisie, rubbed shoulders with the likes of Ernest Hemingway, the Lerners, and Tommy Gifford. He also founded and supervised the Tuna Cup competition in Nova Scotia. Beside being a major sports fisherman, he still played amateur ice hockey when he was in his 60’s, and had a major love of railroading. A sporting Renaissance Man. 4-45079 MGM230 (25,000-35,000)

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*ESPECIALLY FINE PRE-WAR SPECIAL ORDER MODEL 21 WINCHESTER. SN 5309. Cal. 20 ga. 2-3/4″ Chamber. 26″ Bbls stamped with Winchester trademark, gauge, and patent information on tops. Bbl flats are stamped with SN, Winchester proofs, “S”, and “1”. Bottom of bbls are stamped with chokes, “Imp. Cyl.” and “Imp. Mod”. Blued action is fitted with selective single blued trigger, and automatic safety. Action is engraved with John Ulrich’s beautifully executed shaded open scroll in unique pattern, with approx 60% coverage. Cody Museum information sheet specifies “Special engraving”. Nicely streaked and fiddle figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-5/8″ over checkered wood butt, and features narrow “English” comb, point pattern checkering with line border, and a gold oval on toe line engraved “J. T. McM” (J. T. McMillan, grandson of U. S. Senator from Michigan, James McMillan, J. T. McMillan was president of Detroit and Cleveland Steamship Co. from 1930 – 1946). Matching splinter ejector forend has SN on iron. Bore diameter: left-.615, right -.614. Bore restrictions: left -.011, right -.004. Wall thickness: left -.029, right -.028. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 6 lbs. 4 oz. LOP: 14-5/8″. PROVENANCE: Factory letter with specs for this particular gun. Final inspection report. Info regarding McMillans. CONDITION: Excellent, retaining nearly all of its orig finish, with only one or 2 of the slightest marks on bbls and action, which is slightly silvered on fences, and sharp edges at bottom. Trigger guard bow has some very light flaking. Stocks retain nearly all of their orig finish with a few minor marks and light scuffs, just beginning to wear through on tips of side panels, and thinning at comb. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Mechanics are crisp. Bbl is made with no front sight, as original hole has been filled with silver before matting done. 4-45626 MGM362 (12,500-17,500)

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*RARE & UNIQUE WINCHESTER MODEL 21 “SPECIAL” SKEET GUN WITH CASE. SN 9189. Cal. 20 ga. 2-5/8″ Chambers. 28″ Bbls are engraved “CUSTOM BUILT BY WINCHESTER” in milled out portion of matted, concave game rib, with large ivory bead. Bbl flats are stamped with SN, Winchester proofs, and “20 GAUGE”. “Winchester Proof Steel” marked bbls are also marked “FULL” and “MOD”. Factory specifications are for Skeet “1” and Skeet “2”, actual measurement of bbls reveals that Skeet 1 and Skeet 2 are the true chokes; right bbl being .005 restriction, and left .017. Rounded flat sided 20 ga. action is stamped “Special” on floorplate, Winchester markings and patents are on water table. Screw and pin heads are floral engraved. Action is fitted with automatic safety and single selective trigger. Nicely marbled and figured “English” walnut(per orig factory spec)straight grip buttstock measures 13-3/8″ over checkered wood butt. Stock features two panels of classically styled point pattern checkering with beaded borders. A gold oval on toe line is engraved “A.B.B.” Matching beavertail ejector forend has inset buffalo horn tip. Bore diameter: left-.614, right -.614. Bore restrictions: left -.018, right .005. Wall thickness: left -.031, right -.030. Drop at heel: 2-1/16″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 6 lbs. 5.4 oz. LOP: 13-3/8″. Abercrombie & Fitch marked leather toe under case with stitched leather corners, is embossed “H. Y.” on lid. Interior is lined with maroon cloth. Accompanied by Winchester factory letter stating date of Mfg as 9/26/34 and A&F records recording final sale in October the same year. PROVENANCE: Copy of Winchester factory letter indicating all the unusual features on this gun, such as, English walnut in English shape, horn forend tip, and narrow comb. Records indicate the gun was made at the order of and final inspection by R. G. Owen, famed custom rifle builder and stocker, who was working for Winchester at that time. Copies of final inspection report and fax from Cody Firearms Museum Records Office outlining orig specs of this gun, showing that it was sold through A & F. Notes on this gun from Robert C. Beach, A & F historian, state that the gun was special ordered by Wesson Seyburn and sold in Oct 1934. Mr. Beach’s notes further outline what is known of Wesson Seyburn. In 1922 his 2nd marriage was to Winifred Dodge oldest daughter of automobile pioneer, John Dodge. Mr. Seyburns divorced first wife, Gwendolyn, married the grandson of Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy. Mr. Seyburn is further described as a banker, and “real estate baron”. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain 95% + orig blue, with some minor thinning, rub marks, one most noticeable on breech of left bbl, as well as silvering at muzzles. Action retains 90% orig blue, silvered at normal carrying areas, such as bottom transition to belly, which has thinned. Trigger guard has flaked to overall silver. Stocks retain nearly all of their orig oil finish with numerous minor marks, rubs, and scuffs, commensurate with remainder of gun. Checkering is dark, slightly worn. Factory letter indicates orig LOP as 14-1/8″. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny with some minor scattered patches of frosting throughout. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Trigger works. Case leather is still light, with a number of scuffs, mostly on edges. Stitching at corners beginning to let go. Three corners are detached, 2 in case, and one is missing. Stitching of handle is also letting go, leather is fine. Interior cloth is good, with numerous rubs, three rubbed through to wood on lid. A very “Special” and classy early Model 21. 4-45080 MGM236 (20,000-25,000)

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*LOVELY UPGRADED MODEL 21 WINCHESTER 20 GAUGE WITH EXTRA BARRELS. SN 18485. Cal. 20 ga. 3″ Chambers. 24″ and 26″ Bbls with raised, matted game ribs, are stamped with standard Winchester markings on left sides, except “& 3 IN” added. Engine turned bbl flats are stamped with SNs. Bottoms of bbls are stamped “WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL” and with chokes. Blued action has engine turned internal surfaces and is beautifully engraved with “Grade 1″ style scrolls framed with striking gold wirework borders. A Cody Firearms Museum Fact Sheet indicates this gun was originally ordered without engraving and w/ fancy wood, deluxe checkering, and one set of bbls in 1944 for Cliff Charles. Action is fitted with automatic safety and gold-plated single selective trigger. Fancy crotch figured American walnut straight grip buttstock with deluxe checkering measures 14-1/4” over red “Winchester” pad. Matching beavertail forend has matching numbers on iron and wood. 26″ BBLS: Bore diameter: left-.615, right -.615. Bore restrictions: left -.009, right -.004. Wall thickness: left -.032, right -.031. 24″ BBLS: Bore diameter: left-.620, right -.618. Bore restrictions: left -.005, right -.004. Wall thickness: left -.027, right -.029. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 6 lbs. 7.7 oz. LOP: 14-1/4″.Drop at heel: 2-3/16″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 6 lbs. 10.6 oz. LOP: 14-1/4″. PROVENANCE: Cody Firearms Museum Fact Sheet. CONDITION: Excellent, as upgraded. Bbls retain nearly all of high quality re-black, with some slight thinning of blue toward breech end of left bbl of 24″ set. Action retains nearly all of its nicely polished re-blue, engraving slightly softened. Correctly shaped newer stocks retain nearly all of their orig finish with some minor marks and rubs. Bores are excellent. Action is tight, with both sets of bbls. Ejectors are in time. Trigger works. An eye-catching and very functional Model 21. 4-46037 MGM283 (7,500-12,500)

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*SPECTACULAR PAIR OF GOLD INLAID CUSTOM WINCHESTER MODEL 21 SHOTGUNS WITH CASE. SN 19924/ 19624. Cal. 12 ga. Gun no. “1” has 3″ chambers. Gun no. “2” has 2-3/4″ chambers. This pair of high quality custom upgraded shotguns, built on early 1950’s guns, as a base, are built as a numbered set, Gun no “1” being full choke with 30″ bbls, and gun no. “2” marked “Skeet” on trigger plate has 28″ bbls with skeet chokes. Guns feature single selective gold-plated triggers, and ejectors, and have been professionally polished and engraved. The extremely fine quality of engraving consists of nearly 100% coverage of cleanly cut and beautifully shaded medium scroll as background for scenes of gold inlaid birds on sides of actions, and portraits of Diana, goddess of the hunt, on trigger plates. Gun no. “1” has pair of ducks flushing from marsh on left; and pair of geese flying over mountainous boreal forest on right. Diana is portrayed standing, with bow, making ready with arrow. Gun no. “2” has pair of cock pheasant taking flight from meadow on left; and a pair of quail on right flushing from thicket. Trigger plate portrays Diana in her classic pose grasping antlers of downed stag. The quality of this high relief work is exceptionally fine, and done by highly regarded firearms engraver, Franz Marktl, who trained in Austria, and whose signature appears under “skeet” on trigger plate of gun no. “2”. Trigger guards with scroll engraving on bows are engraved with the verse, “The time has come, we now must part” on gun no. “1” and “Til next we meet, I’ll stop my heart” on gun no. “2”. Top levers are inlaid in gold with the numbers “1” or “2” and with crowns. Strikingly marbled, and figured flesh-toned European walnut buttstocks measure 14-1/8″ over red Winchester solid pads. Stocks feature high Monte Carlo combs and sculpted right hand cheekpieces, along with teardrop shaped, flared ebony grip caps, in California style. Borderless checkering is done in fleur-di-lis style with scrolled ribbons running through pattern, and scrolled extensions of checkering into butt. Side panels are also checkered with fleur-de-lis motif. Large matching beavertail forends have nos “1” or “2” carved in circular ebony inserts, numerals with stippled backgrounds. SN 19924, GUN NO. “1”: Bore diameter: left-.731, right -.730. Bore restrictions: left -.035, right -.023. Wall thickness: left -.024, right -.024. Drop at heel: 2-1/16″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Top of Monte Carlo: 1-3/8″. Weight: 8 lbs. 2.5 oz. LOP: 14-1/8″. SN 19624, GUN NO. “2”: Bore diameter: left-.732, right -.731. Bore restrictions: left -.008, right -.002. Wall thickness: left -.031, right -.034. Drop at heel: 2-1/16″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Top of Monte Carlo: 1-3/8″. Weight: 8 lbs. 2.2 oz. LOP: 14-1/8″. Guns are housed in custom oak and leather two-gun case with brass corners, and tan canvas leather trimmed outer cover with strap fastening. Case is lined with burgundy cloth, and has gold embossed black leather Winchester Model 21 label on lid. Partitions have nicely mitered oak tops. Case contains pair of snap caps for each gun, a square plated oil bottle stamped “London”, and cleaning mop, brush, and jag. CONDITION: Excellent. Guns retain essentially all of their custom finishes on wood and metal. Bbls are slightly silvered at muzzles and breeches. Stock finish is beginning to craze, and there is a small area where finish is chipped on right side of top tang of gun no. “1”. Bores are excellent. Actions are tight. Ejectors are in time. Triggers work. Case, outer cover, and accessories are near new. 4-46033 MGM278 (17,500-27,500)

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*20 GAUGE WINCHESTER MODEL 21 SKEET GRADE WITH CASE. SN 21880. Cal. 20 ga. 3″ Chambers. 26″ Bbls with raised, matted rib, are stamped “WINCHESTER – 20 GAUGE” and “2-3/4 CHAMB” on side of left bbl. Bbl flats are stamped with SN, bottoms of bbls “WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL” and with chokes, “IMP. CYL”, and “MOD”. Blued action is fitted with automatic safety and blued selective single trigger. “SKEET” is stamped on trigger plate behind mounting screw. XXX flame figured American walnut full capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over red, solid “Winchester” pad. Vacant gold oval is on toe line. Grip and side panels are checkered with beaded borders. Matching beavertail ejector forend has SN on inside. Bore diameter: left-.612, right -.612. Bore restrictions: left -.017, right -.008. Wall thickness: left -.022, right -.016. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-5/16″. Weight: 6 lbs. 10 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. High quality leather case with stitched leather corners is lined with burgundy cloth, with gold printed leatherite Model 21 label in lid, contains a pair of snap caps and key. CONDITION: Excellent, as refinished, possibly by factory. Bbls and action retain nearly all of a correctly colored and polished re-blue, with some silvering on fences, and thumbpiece of lever. Stocks retain nearly all of a correct factory type stock finish, with a few minor marks, checkering correctly freshened. Action is tight with forend in place. Ejectors are in time. Trigger works. Case is excellent with a few minor marks and rubs, mostly to corners. Interior cloth is very fine, with some soiling and rubs from contact with bbls. Snap caps show use. 4-46036 MGM281 (6,000-9,000)

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*DESIRABLE WINCHESTER MODEL 21 SKEET GRADE 20 GA SHOTGUN. SN 21904. Cal. 20 ga. 2-3/4 inch chamber. 28″ bbls, WS-1 / WS-2 choke, white target front sight with mid bead. “SKEET” marked floorplate. Sgl selective trigger and auto ejectors. Beavertail forearm with pistol grip stock of exceptional fancy black walnut. LOP: 14″ to checkered butt. Drop at Comb: 1-5/8″. Drop at Heel: 2-1/2″ Slight cast off. Weight: 6 lbs. 12 oz. CONDITION: Very good. Approx 90% bbl blue with scattered light scratches. Action has approx 80% blue with spots of flaking and scratches on floorplate and fading blue on trigger guard. Right barrel at muzzle has a barely perceptible obstruction bulge which does not adversely affect performance nor appearance. Nicely restored wood with good checkering and minor handling marks. Very good bore with tight action and sound mechanics. Great field gun! 4-42544 (5,000-8,000)

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*16 GAUGE WINCHESTER MODEL 21 FIELD GUN WITH ORIGINAL HANG TANGS AND CATALOG. SN 24729. Cal. 16 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers, and so marked on left rear of 26″ bbls. Bottoms of bbls are marked “Winchester Proof Steel” and with choke markings, “Mod” and “Imp. Mod”. Standard action has automatic safety and single selective trigger. Lightly figured American walnut pistol grip buttstock measures 13-7/8″ over thin, brown, leather-covered pad (original buttplate and mounting screws are included with gun). Flame-figured beavertail ejector forend has SN on wood and iron. SN on buttstock is also correct. Bore diameter: left-.665, right -.665. Bore restrictions: left -.011, right -.012. Wall thickness: left -.028, right -.033. Drop at heel: 2-9/16″, drop at comb: 1-9/16″. Weight: 6 lbs. 13.4 oz. LOP: 13-7/8″. Also included with shotgun is aforementioned buttplate, along with original red and black Winchester hang tag, and yellow and red Olin marked tag, both with all specifications, and 1953 Model 21 catalog. Also included is a 3-pc brass and birch BGI type cleaning rod. PROVENANCE: Catalog, hang tags, etc. CONDITION: Excellent, near new. Metal retains nearly all of its orig blue, with only one or 2 minor marks mostly from contact with forend. Stocks retain nearly all their orig varnish finish, with shine knocked off. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Ejectors are in time. Trigger works. Tags are fine with some tape repairs. Catalog is very fine with some creases in cover. Cleaning rod is fine. A very fine small bore Model 21. 4-44908 MGM226 (6,500-9,500)

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*CSM WINCHESTER MODEL 21. SN W38398. Cal. 16 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 29″ Barrels with matted, concave game rib are stamped with SN, gauge and chamber information, and “CSW” proofs on engine turned bbl flats. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with “CT Shotgun Mfg.” and “NEW BRITAIN, CT U. S. A.” along with choke information. Visible portions of bbls and action are devoid of any markings or engravings, except for SN and SAFE on top tang. Blued flat-sided action features automatic safety and single selective gold-plated trigger. Nicely crotch figured XXX American walnut straight grip buttstock measures 15-1/2″ over composition Winchester checkered buttplate, and features large area of standard point pattern checkering with beaded borders on each side. Matching beavertail ejector forend has inset ebony tip. Bore diameter: left-.660, right -.660. Bore restrictions: left -.013, right -.007. Wall thickness: left -.033, right -.036. Drop at heel: 1-7/8″, drop at comb: 1-3/16″. Weight: 7 lbs. 12 oz. LOP: 15-1/2″. CONDITION: Excellent, near new, with nary a mark or hint of wear on metal, except for light scuff on central left side of action. Wood retains essentially all of its varnish finish with one or 2 very minor rubs. An extremely well made shotgun, costing over $10,000.00 new. 4-45030 MGM228 (5,000-8,000)

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*FACTORY ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 1897 BLACK DIAMOND “TRAP GUN” WITH EXTRA BARREL. SN 477087. (1909) Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 28″ Cylinder bbl and 30″ full bbl. 28″ Bbl has matted top with Winchester information on left side. “Model 1897” and “Winchester” are on slide. 30″ Bbl is marked with Winchester information on right side. “Model 97” and Winchester trademark are on left. “Model 1897 Winchester” is also on slide. Blued action marked “Trap Gun” on breech block, is factory engraved with flourishes of nicely cut shaded open scroll surrounding vignettes of game and dogs; top of action portrays a fox or coyote on mesa; left side of action has a pair of setters pointing a covey of quail in prairie background; right side of action sports a trio of flushing mallards with another two swimming in marsh. A ruffed grouse is at rear of breech. This finely detailed work is most likely the work of longtime and highly regarded Winchester engraver, John Ulrich. Very fine fiddle-figured American walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 13-1/2″ over checkered Winchester hard rubber buttplate. Stock features inlaid ebony diamonds behind action, Winchester hard rubber grip cap, standard checkering with beaded borders, and a gold shield on toe line engraved with monogram “FJW”. Checkered, simple, round slide handles have a similar grade of fancy wood. 28″ Bbl: Bore diameter: .733. Bore restrictions: 000. Wall thickness: .063. Drop at heel: 2-5/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7 lbs. 9 oz. LOP: 13-1/2″. 30″ Bbl: Bore diameter: .727, Bore restrictions: .030. Wall thickness: .063. Drop at heel: 2-9/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7 lbs. 13 oz. LOP: 13-1/2″. CONDITION: Excellent, as what appears to be factory refinished at time of replacement of 30″ bbl, which looks to have been done during the 1950’s. 30″ Bbl retains essentially all of its finish. Magazine tube shows some marks from working slide. 28″ Bbl retains most of its orig blue, cleaned to gray brown toward muzzle. Action retains essentially all of its re-blue over some small areas of pinprick pitting, engraving slightly softened, but still quite presentable. Stocks retain nearly all of their factory type varnish with a few minor marks, checkering re-cut. Bores are excellent. Action is crisp. An exceptionally scarce Black Diamond. 4-44903 MGM227 (4,000-6,000)

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*FACTORY ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 97 BLACK DIAMOND TRAP. SN 144100. (1901) Cal. 12 ga. 28″ Matted round bbl with Winchester information at left is marked “12” and “Full” at rear. Blued action is factory engraved with well cut scroll, flourishes, four leaf clovers, and roses on perimeter of action. Left side panel depicts live pigeon ring, shooter with pump action shotgun, dog handler, and trap operator. One trap is sprung and bird obviously hit as feathers are flying, and will land inside of flags outlining ring. A number of retrieved pigeons are behind dog handler. Right side depicts hunter firing with two grouse falling, while his setter is retrieving another. A Blue Rock pigeon is engraved behind hammer. Bolt is engraved “PIGEON GUN”. Crotch figured American walnut straight grip buttstock measures 13-1/16″ over open-sided black Hawkins pad, and features point pattern checkering with double line border, and inlet black diamonds on either side of grip. Simple round forend is also checkered. Bore diameter: .729. Bore restrictions: .032. Wall thickness: .055. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-13/16″. Weight: 7 lbs. 11 oz. LOP:13-1/16″. CONDITION: Very fine, as completely refinished. Metal parts retain nearly all of an immersion blue, over some light frosting, and marks not polished out. Engraving is still clear. Oil finish of stock has a few minor marks, checkering re-cut, and sharp. Bore is excellent, bright and shiny. Action is crisp. A very scarce Model 1897. 4-44904 MGM224 (2,000-3,000)

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*RARE EXPERIMENTAL 14 GAUGE WINCHESTER MODEL 59 WITH AMMO, BOOK, AND FACTORY TEST RESULTS. SN EXP21B. Cal. 14 ga. 25″ “Win-lite” bbl with “Versalite” interchangeable choke tube, is unmarked. Anodized aluminum receiver is also unmarked except for “EXP21B” with “WRP” in circular logo and standard Winchester proof on bottom of action. American walnut stock has standard Winchester checkering and Winchester trademark checkered plastic buttplate. Approx 28 of these experimental guns were made by Winchester for destruction and functioning testing, as well as, customer evaluation. Very few survive. Included with gun are a full box of the unique 14 ga. ammunition developed along with this gun, with aluminum full length case and card top wad. Also included is the book WINCHESTER AN AMERICAN LEGEND by R. L. Wilson where another experimental 14 ga gun is pictured on p. 231. PROVENANCE: Letter from previous owner who acquired it from executive at Olin and Winchester outlining history of gun as he knew it. Factory letter with info on experimental shotguns and test results. 100 odd page compedium with complete test and marketing paperwork relevant to the 14 ga gun and ammo. Winchester Book. Ammo. CONDITION: Excellent, with a few minor marks on bbl and receiver, which is silvering a bit on sharp edges. Stocks show minor marks from handling and use. Cartridges are excellent, box is very fine. 4-44218 MGM258 (3,500-5,000)

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*RARE 20 GAUGE PARKER BHE W/ STRAIGHT GRIP. SN 239278. Cal. 20 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 0 Frame. 26″ Acme steel bbls with standard game rib, are stamped with Parker Overload proofs. “A3” is stamped on water table. Bbls are fitted with reinforced splinter. Case hardened action with nicely filed bead around fences, is engraved with well cut medium scroll, with a pair of ducks on left side of action, quail on right, and pair of pointers with flushing quail in western mountain scene on trigger plate. “PARKER” is engraved on bottom of action, as is typical for late production guns. Parker single selective trigger is gold-plated. Trigger guard with scroll on bow, has SN at grip. Nicely marbled European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 13-3/4″ over skeleton buttplate, and features typical “B” quality checkered side panels with fleur-de-lis drop points, with matching fancy scalloped checkering pattern, with mullered borders. A gold oval is on toe line, engraved with “RS” monogram. Matching splinter ejector forend has typical steel tip and Deeley type release. Bore diameter: left-.618, right -.620. Bore restrictions: left -.018, right -.005. Wall thickness: left -.024, right -.023. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs. .6 oz. LOP: 13-3/4″. CONDITION: Excellent, as refinished. Bbls retain essentially all of a high quality satin re-black. Action retains essentially all of its cyanide re-case color, silvered only very slightly on thumbpiece. Trigger guard and safety button retain nearly all of a good quality re-blue, slightly flaked. Stocks retain nearly all of well done oil finish, wood very slightly under metal, sharp edges slightly rounded, checkering re-cut. Gun matches all specifications in Parker records except stock is listed as “capped pistol grip”. This straight grip stock is undoubtedly original to this gun, with SN and grade marking under trigger guard tang, with correct SN on trigger guard, with no evidence of welding. This discrepancy may be due to incorrect interpretation of IBM punch cards used by Remington in the late 1930’s. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Ejectors are in time. Trigger works. A total of 109 of “BH” doubles were made in 20 ga with Acme steel bbls, with 28 made with 26″ bbls. 4-46041 MGM284 (20,000-30,000)

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*SCARCE PARKER VHE .410 SHOTGUN. SN 242187. Cal. .410 ga. 3″ Chambers. 000 Frame. 26″ Bbls are unmarked on ribs. Lumps are marked with grade and gauge, as well as frame size. SN is stamped on flats, along with choke and Remington “NN” (1944) date code. Case hardened typical “V” action with automatic safety and dbl triggers is engraved “Parker” on bottom of action in late fashion. SN is on trigger guard tang. Lightly figured American walnut straight grip buttstock with standard checkering and vacant German silver shield on toe line measures 14-5/8″ over Parker dog’s head buttplate. Matching splinter ejector forend has SN on iron. Bore diameter at muzzles: left -.395, right -.402. Wall thickness: left -.040, right -.040. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 5 lbs. 12 oz. LOP 14-5/8″. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain nearly all of what appears to be their orig blue. Action retains 50 – 60% case hardening color, right side considerably thinned and grayed, turning dark gray at bottom. Trigger retains perhaps 60% of its orig blue, flaking and browning at grip and on bow. Stocks retain nearly all their orig finish with numerous minor marks from carrying and use over the years. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. A very fine late Parker 410. Parker Gun Identification and Serialization ledger does not list numbers this high. 4-44110 MGM246 (22,000-27,000)

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*RARE SMALL BORE PARKER GH GRADE W/STRAIGHT GRIP. SN 240538. Cal. 28 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 26″ Bbls. 00 Frame. Standard configuration for grade. All specifications are as listed in “Parker Gun Identification & Serialization” Ledger. Beavertail forend appears original to gun but is unlisted in records which is the case with late guns. Bbl flats and water table have correct markings for steel type and grade. Case hardened action has typical late G engraving with “Parker” on bottom of action. Nicely figured American walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over brown “Decelerator” pad. Non-ejector beavertail forend has correct type through-bolt. Wood and checkering match buttstock well. Bore diameter: left -.555, right -.555. Bore restrictions: left -.015, right -.009. Wall thickness: left -.035, right -.035. Drop at heel: 2-15/16″, drop at comb: 1-9/16″. Weight: 6 lbs. 1/2 oz. LOP 14-1/2″. High quality tan leather case with stitched leather corners has brownish canvas outer cover with leather trim, and zipper and snap closure. Interior is lined with maroon cloth, and contains 2-pc cocobolo cleaning rod, black leather case with brushes and mops, pair of snap caps, and an oil bottle. CONDITION: Very fine, as partially refurbished. Bbls retain nearly all of a quality re-black, breech engraving slightly washed, and some minor pinprick spotting at breech end of right bbl. Action retains 30 – 40% orig case color, with balance a silver brown. Minor pitting is on top of fences and top lever. Trigger guard retains 10 – 20% blue, considerably silvered at grip. Buttstock retains most of what appears to be its orig varnish with knocks and marks. Checkering is slightly worn and dirty. Case color has been done by the cyanide process. Checkering and wood finish match buttstock very well. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Case and accessories are excellent, essentially as new. A fine handling gun. 4-42209 MGM18 (11,500-14,500)

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*SPLENDID PARKER 8 BORE UPGRADED TO A-1 SPECIAL WITH CASE. SN 143267. Cal. 8 ga. 3″ Chambers. 34″ Bbls. No. 6 Frame. “Parker Gun Identification & Serialization” ledger lists this originally as a D2 hammerless 8 bore with 36″ bbls. Bbls have been sleeved and now measure 34″. Top rib has been re-engraved, and denotes English steel. Correctly re-case colored action has been very nicely refiled around fences with 3 beads and relief trefoil transitioning to 4th bead along edge of water table. Engraving is exceptionally well cut with semi-relief shaded scroll with rose accents, framing nicely detailed vignettes of water fowl and Labrador retrievers. “Parker Bros” is inlaid in gold on riband on bottom of action. Trigger guard is pierced with more matching scroll, and SN is inlaid in gold at grip. Engravers signature “DH” and “89” (date?) are in 3 interlocking ring logo. Very nicely marbled stump-figured European walnut full pistol grip buttstock measures 14″ over matching engraved and checkered skeleton butt. Stock has checkered side panels, fleur de lis drop points, and fancy border checkering in early A-1 Special style. Matching splinter forend has typical Parker latch. Bore diameter: left -.806, right -.810. Bore restrictions: left -.030, right -.047. Wall thickness: left -.065, right -.060. Drop at heel: 2-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 10 lbs. 15 oz. LOP 14″. High quality full length brown oak and leather case with stitched leather corners is lined in royal blue suede with gold embossed leather Parker gun label. Interior is French fitted for gun and accessories, which include 3 turnscrews, chamber brush, oil and vaseline bottles, striker case, pair of snap caps, and small cleaning brush. There are two covered compartments with brass knobs, one compartment contains detached leather handle and the key. CONDITION: Excellent, as completely upgraded and refurbished. Metal parts retain nearly all their blue and color. Action is pleasingly slightly silvering on high edges, fences and top lever. Stocks retain most of their rubbed oil finish with a few minor marks, and finish is a bit thin in a few spots. Bores are excellent. Action is slightly loose with forend off, tight with forend installed. Right bbl is considerably off face. Case leather is slightly scuffed with numerous marks. Straps are good. Handle is detached. Interior suede is excellent with a few minor marks and rubs from contact with gun. Accessories are excellent. An unusually well done upgrade. 4-42208 MGM22 (12,500-15,500)

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*PARKER UPGRADE AAH GRADE DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. SN 163527. Cal. 20 ga. Extremely beautiful Parker with 26-1/8” bbls choked MOD/IMP-CYL with tapered, concave, matted rib, sgl bead, doll’s head rib extension, extractor & gold plated dbl triggers. Rib has an unusual pattern with maker’s name, address & “PEERLESS STEEL” hand engraved. Bbl flat has patent date with “JG” in a circle and a single cross on left side with “3.4”, two crosses & “AAH” in a trapezoid. It also has “AA” on outer edge, all on right side. This shotgun letters as a “J” Grade or Trojan Grade in the Parker Gun Identification & Serialization book and as a 12 ga. Mounted with very nicely figured, English walnut with large, checkered, beavertail forearm & thick, pistol grip stock with raised, fleur-de-lis carved, checkered side panels, 14-1/8” over a checkered, skeleton buttplate. Hard rubber grip cap has a blank gold initial oval in center. Receiver is very beautifully engraved with two raised gold quail on left side, two raised gold doves on right side, a raised gold mallard on floorplate and a raised gold pheasant on bottom front of receiver. These vignettes are all surrounded by extremely beautiful foliate arabesque patterns with fine scalloped borders. Fences are engraved to match with flower borders around front edges and do not have the two raised ribs of an authentic AA Grade shotgun. Top tang has “SAFE” in gold. Engraving extends 2-1/4” up over each chamber and all appended metal parts are engraved to match. Bore diameter: left – .623, right – .624. Bore restrictions: left – .021, right – .014. Wall thickness: left – .025, right – .030. Drop at heel: 2-3/4”, drop at comb: 1-1/2”. Weight: 7 lbs. 13.12 oz. CONDITION: Very fine, as noted. Bbls retain most of their custom finish, thinned & turning plum over tops about forearm. Receiver retains about all of its beautiful Turnbull style case colors. Wood is sound with a minor surface scratch or two and retains most of its beautiful custom finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores. 4-40986 JR558 (10,000-12,500)

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*20 GAUGE PARKER DHE. SN 172496. Cal. 20 ga. 2-1/2″ Chambers. 0 Frame. 26″ Extra lightweight Titanic steel bbls with typical Parker markings on matted rib, are marked with correct stamps on water table. With an orig bbl weight of 2 lbs 12 oz, bbl and forend presently weigh 2 lbs 8 oz. Cyanide case hardened action is fitted with automatic safety and Parker single selective trigger. Standard “D” engraving has single dog on each side of action, and “Parker Bros” in ribands. Blued trigger guard has SN at grip. Nicely stump figured American walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 13-3/8″ over skeleton steel buttplate, and features vacant silver oval and Parker Bros hard rubber grip cap, along with standard point pattern checkering. Matching splinter ejector forend has typical steel forend tip, and release. Bore diameter: left-.630, right -.630. Bore restrictions: left -.012, right -.025. Wall thickness: left -.012, right -.014. Drop at heel: 2-7/8″, drop at comb: 1-3/4″. Weight: 5 lbs. 9 oz. LOP: 13-3/8″. All specifications match those in the Parker Gun Identification and Serialization Ledger. CONDITION: Excellent, as probably re-done by Del Greco, retaining nearly all restored finish on wood and metal. There are a number of minor marks in finish of buttstock on comb, and a 3/8″ x 1/4″ chip beginning to detach at action tang. Bores are bright and shiny, with some dimpling. Action is tight. Ejectors are in time. Trigger works. A fast handling lightweight classic. 4-45595 MGM267 (4,000-6,000)

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*20 GAUGE PARKER GHE W/ STRAIGHT GRIP. SN 229427. Cal. 20 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 0 Frame. 26″ Parker steel bbls are stamped with Parker Overload proofs on water table, and have standard splinter. Standard configuration and engraving, excepted fitted with Miller single selective trigger, with safety button as selector. Nicely crotch figured American walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-3/8″ over checkered wood butt, and features standard point pattern checkering and German silver shield on toe line. Matching beavertail ejector forend has correct type raised boss on front of iron, with reinforcing screw through to tip. Bore diameter: left-.618, right -.618. Bore restrictions: left -.013, right -.005. Wall thickness: left -.022, right -.017. Drop at heel: 2-7/8″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 6 lbs. 8.6 oz. LOP: 14-3/6″. CONDITION: Excellent, near new, as completely refurbished. All metal parts retain essentially all of their restored finishes, action cyanide colored. Newly made stocks are true to the originals in style and shape, and have only a few minor marks in their varnish finish. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Ejectors are in time. Trigger works. 4-46040 MGM285 (5,500-7,500)

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*RARE PARKER GHE SKEET 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 (7,500-10,000)

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*PARKER BROS DHE GRADE GUN. SN 228866. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 1-1/2 Frame. 28″ Titanic steel bbls. Bbl flats are stamped with circle “T” and with Parker Overload proofs. Typical action fitted with automatic safety and nickel-plated dbl triggers, is engraved with scroll and dogs on either side, and has group of pheasants on trigger plate. Crotch figured American walnut full capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/4″ over skeleton steel buttplate, featuring standard checkering, lozenge drop points, and large silver oval on toe line engraved “RS”. Matching splinter ejector forend has steel tip and Deeley type release. Bore diameter: left-.731, right -.734. Bore restrictions: left -.032, right -.019. Wall thickness: left -.021, right -.025. Drop at heel: 2-5/8″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 7 lbs. 2 oz. LOP: 14-1/4″. CONDITION: Excellent, as completely and competently refinished. All metal parts retain essentially all of their restored finishes, action cyanide colored. Stocks retain all of their varnish finish, checkering re-cut, with just a few small chips in varnish on heel near buttplate. Bores are excellent. Action is slightly loose with forend removed, but tight with forend in place. Bbls are slightly off face. Ejectors are in time. Specifications of this gun match all factory records. 4-46039 MGM286 (3,500-4,500)

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*PARKER DHE WITH MILLER SINGLE TRIGGER AND ORIGINAL EXTRA BARRELS. SN 227205. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 1-1/2 Frame. Two sets of 30″ Titanic steel bbls, marked on loops “1” or “2”, and listed in PARKER GUN IDENTIFICATION AND SERIALIZATION LEDGER with this feature. Otherwise standard configuration and markings. “D” action is fitted with non-automatic safety and Miller single selective trigger with selector as rocker in front of trigger. Trigger plate is stamped “L” and “R”. Otherwise action exhibits standard markings and engraving, with dogs on either side and group of pheasants surrounded by scroll, on trigger plate. “Parker Bros” is in ribands on each side. Nicely figured American walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 13-3/8″ over black “Decelerator” pad with large vacant German silver oval on toe line as well as standard type checkering and drop points. Splinter ejector forend has typical Parker latch and tip. BBL set “1”: Bore diameter: left -.733, right -.732. Bore restrictions: left -.031, right -.024. Wall thickness: left -.029, right -.029. Drop at heel: 2-7/16″, drop at comb: 1-9/16″. Weight: 7 lbs. 8 oz. LOP 13-3/8″. BBL set no. “2”: Bore diameter: left -.731, right -.732. Bore restrictions: left -.027, right -.011. Wall thickness: left -.036, right -.031. Drop at heel: 2-7/16″, drop at comb: 1-9/16″. Weight: 7 lbs. 8 oz. LOP 13-3/6″. CONDITION: Fine, as partially refurbished. Bbl set no. 1 retains most of its orig blue with numerous minor marks, and silvering at breeches on sharp edges, and from contact with forend. Bbl set no. 2 retains nearly all of a good quality rust-blue, engraving at breech slightly washed. Action retains a considerable amount of its orig case hardening color, perhaps 30 – 40% which is thinned and silvered at points of wear, but is fairly strong in protected areas. Trigger guard bow is somewhat distorted and is silvered, as is top lever. Replacement buttstock is fairly well done, checkering somewhat coarser than that of orig forend, drop points not quite right. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time, but needs some work as left ejector fires when forend is removed. Trigger works. 4-45662 MGM8 (3,000-5,000)

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VERY FINE EARLY PARKER BROS 100 GRADE BACK ACTION HAMMER GUN. SN 59. Cal. 11 Bore Brass Case. (12 ga) 30″ Dovetailed barrels are engraved “Parker Bros Meriden Conn. Laminated Steel” on concave game rib. Bottoms of bbls and water table are unmarked. “59” is stamped on rear face of rear lump. The earliest style of extractor is fitted, and extra wedges are braised on to form bbl flats in earliest Parker style. Round bodied action with earliest type 3-pc lifter, where pin protrudes 1/2″ through top of action, is stamped “59” on both sides of water table. Back action non-rebounding locks are fitted with very unusual round bodied high spurred hammers. Action and locks are engraved with V-borders. There are sprays of well cut open scroll around top action pin, and in front of trigger plate. “Parker Bros” is on each lockplate. Interestingly trigger plate is stamped with both 1866 and 1875 patents. The 1875 patent being for Wilbur Fisk Parker’s improvement to the lifter action. This gun is not fitted with this improvement, possibly trigger plate was changed at the factory for some reason at a later date. Relatively plain American walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-3/16″ over blued steel buttplate with long widow’s peak. 16 LPI checkering has mullered borders. Matching splinter forend with hard rubber tip fastens with side nail through oval steel escutcheons. Bore diameter: left-.767, right -.765. Bore restrictions: left -000, right.000. Wall thickness: left -.040, right -.039. Drop at heel: 2-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-9/16″. Weight: 7 lbs. 10 oz. LOP: 14-3/16″. PROVENANCE: Letter from Roy W. Gunther discussing this shotgun, and another letter from owner with description. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain 50 – 60% orig brown which has darkened considerably, with very good definition to pattern. Action retains considerable amount of case hardening color where protected. Locks retain 40 – 50% of their color, silvering at tails. Trigger guard retains considerable amount of its orig charcoal blue, which has flaked and browned somewhat. Buttplate retains perhaps 60% of its orig blue. Stocks are very fine, retaining most of their orig finish with some varnish painted over. A small chip is missing from front left side above lockplate. Forend has one or two minor chips. Bores are good, heavily frosted throughout, with one or 2 minor dents. Action is slightly loose. Bbls are a touch off face. Locks are crisp. These early Parker guns are quite scarce and rarely encountered in fine original condition. 4-45101 MGM200 (3,000-5,000)

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ULTRA RARE 20 GA. PARKER GRADE 3 HAMMER/ LIFTER. SN 15838. Cal. 20 ga. 2-9/16″ Chambers. 28″ Laminated steel barrels are engraved “Parker Bros, Makers, Meriden, Conn, Laminated Steel” on low concave game rib. Bbl flats are stamped with 1876 patent info, “3” and “6490”, with a rough weight of “3 pounds 8 ounces”. SN is stamped on left side and rear of rear lump, which is also stamped “0” (frame size). Small case hardened action with fancy filed fences has lightening cuts on water table, with SN in bottom of left trough. Action is fitted with early type off-set firing pins, and lifter opening. Action and lockplates are engraved with shaded scroll framing small game scenes of deer and fox on either lockplate, and flying duck on bottom of action. “Parker Bros” is on each lockplate under flat-faced high spurred hammers. Trigger plate is engraved with 1866 and 1875 patents. Triggers are nickel-plated. Trigger guard is engraved with birds on bow, and SN on grip. Slightly mottled, and lightly figured, European walnut semi-pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/8″ over skeleton steel buttplate. Stock features long lozenge drop points, 18 LPI checkering, and inlet silver shield at top of grip. Matching splinter forend has steel tip and 1878 Parker patent release. Bore diameter: left-.617, right -.617. Bore restrictions: left -.009, right -.012. Wall thickness: left -.038, right -.037. Drop at heel: 2-13/16″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 6 lbs. 7 oz. LOP 14-1/8″. PROVENANCE: Factory letter confirming specifications of this gun, as is. Ordered by J. B. Rinhard of Missoula, MT on April 4, 1879. CONDITION: Very good to fine, as found. Bbls retain considerable amount of their orig brown finish, quite striking where not darkened or lightly pitted with some cleaning. Action and locks show considerable cleaning over widespread pinprick pitting, with a considerable amount of orig case hardening color in protected areas. Top of action and fences are quite good. Triggers retain most of their nickel-plate. Stocks retain most of their orig finish, grain slightly raised with numerous small, and a few larger, knocks and marks, mostly on right side of buttstock. Checkering is lightly worn. Bores are excellent, and shiny with no major pitting or flaws. Locks are crisp. Action is tight. 20 Ga. Parker hammer guns are extremely scarce, with a total of 60 for all grades. Nine grade 3 guns were produced (2 lifter guns with laminated steel barrels, 3 with Damascus bbls, and 4 top-lever hammer guns) with no 20 bore hammer guns being produced in any higher grade. 4-42669 MGM175 (3,000-5,000)

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PARKER NO. 2 QUALITY HAMMER LIFTER. SN 12281. Cal. 12 ga. 2-1/2″ Chamber. 28″ Fine Damascus barrels are engraved “Parker Bros “Makers” Meriden Conn “Damascus Steel”” on low, concave game rib. Bbl flats are stamped with patent dates and inventory numbers along with “D”. “1” (frame size) is stamped on top of rear lump with SN on rear. Under lifter action with Wilbur Fisk Parker’s 1875 improvement, has nicely filed fluted fences, with 1866 and 1875 patent dates on trigger plate. Bar locks have flat faced rebounding hammers. Action and locks are geometric border engraved with scrolled flourishes at ends of lockplates, and around pins. The areas on fences above firing pins have half starbursts. Nicely stump figured American walnut semi-pistol grip buttstock measures 14-3/8″ over nickel-plated steel buttplate. Standard 16 LPI checkering has mullered borders. German silver shield is inlet at top of grip. Matching splinter forend with steel tip fastens to bbl with side nail through oval steel escutcheons. Bore diameter: left-.752, right -.752. Bore restrictions: left -.032, right -.028. Wall thickness: left -.051, right -.049. Drop at heel: 3-3/8″, drop at comb: 2.0″. Weight: 7 lbs. 13 oz. LOP: 14-3/8″. CONDITION: Excellent, as partially refinished. Bbls retain nearly all of their brown with excellent definition to pattern. Action and locks retain most of their orig case hardening color, strong in protected areas, toned to gray brown. Lifter retains most of its orig bright blue, as does trigger guard. Buttplate retains most of its nickel-plate, worn through near heel screw. Buttstock retains nearly all of an old oil refinish over a few marks. checkering re-cut, but not borders. Forend appears to have its orig finish, checkering untouched. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny throughout. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Locks are crisp. 4-45100 MGM210 (2,000-3,000)

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EARLY PARKER NO. 2 LIFTER HAMMER GUN WITH ORIGINAL CASE AND ACCESSORIES. SN 9243. (ca 1875) Cal. 10 ga. 2-4/8″ Chambers. 28″ Fine Damascus bbls are engraved “PARKER BROS “MAKERS” MERIDEN CONN “DAMASCUS STEEL”” on low narrow top rib. Frame size “2” is on rear lump. Case hardened 1875 patent improved lifter action has nicely filed fences, is engraved with geometric borders and flourishes of scroll. Front action rebounding locks have flat-sided high spurred hammers. “Parker Bros” is on each lockplate. 1875 Patent is on trigger plate. Figured American walnut semi-pistol grip round knob buttstock measures 14-1/8″ over blued steel buttplate, and features standard checkering and inlet silver shield at top of grip. Matching splinter forend has filed steel tip, and attaches with side nail through line border engraved oval steel escutcheons. Bore diameter: left-.795, right -.795. Bore restrictions: left -.030, right -.034. Wall thickness: left -.040, right -.043. Drop at heel: 2-3/4″, drop at comb: 2-1/8″. Weight: 8 lbs. 9 oz. LOP: 14-1/8″. Original dovetailed black walnut case with pivoting hook latches and leather handle, is lined in green cloth, containing a number of original and period accessories. Accessories include wad cutter and rammer, glass bottle with small cork stopper containing lubricating oil, large japanned tin with Parker Bros paper label containing Berdan primers, and 50 metal casings: 46 Parker Bros Meriden Conn marked and 4 UMC 10 ga cases(16 brass and 34 nickel-plated). CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain 80% orig Damascus finish. Action retains 30% orig case hardening color, locks 50 – 60%, balance being a pleasing silver. Trigger guard and buttplate retain most of their orig charcoal blue. Stocks retain most of their orig varnish with numerous marks, grain slightly raised, checkering slightly worn. Bores are fine with light frosting and some minor pits. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Locks are crisp. Exterior of case is very fine, with a few marks and scuffs in orig finish, and a few minor cracks in lid. Interior cloth is fine, lightly soiled, and rubbed. Primer tin is excellent, label foxed and stained with some chips around edge. Cases are good to fine. All specifications of this well preserved early Parker match those listed in Parker Gun Serialization and Identification ledger. 4-46031 MGM304 (6,500-9,500)

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*28 GAUGE PARKER VH GAME GUN. SN 151972. Cal. 28 ga. 2-1/2″ Chambers. 0 Frame. 26″ Vulcan steel barrels with standard Parker markings on rib and bbl flats. Typical “V” grade action features automatic safety and double triggers. Figured American walnut capped pistol grip buttstock with standard checkering and vacant German silver shield on toe line, measures 14-1/8″ over Parker dogs head buttplate. Beavertail forend wood is a replacement. Bore diameter: left.551, right ..553. Bore restrictions: left .016, right -.002. Wall thickness: left -.034, right -.031. Drop at heel: 2-13/16″, drop at comb: 1-3/4″. Weight: 6 lbs. 4 oz. LOP: 14-1/8″ . CONDITION: Good. Bbls retain nearly all of an older re-black, silvered at muzzles. Action is polished bright over numerous minor dents, engraving washed. Stocks retain most of an old finish, checkering slightly worn on buttstock after re-cutting. Newly made beavertail forend checkering is slightly worn. There is a second hole at tang of trigger guard with extra screw put in, obliterating last digit of SN. Bores are fine, with scattered light pitting throughout. Action is tight. Right bbl is slightly off face. 4-44111 MGM235 (7,500-12,500)

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*PARKER VHE 20 GA. 0 FRAME. SN 235464. Cal. 20 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 28″ Bbls. 0 Frame. Standard configuration of all markings and engraving, and features are substantiated by “Parker Gun Identification & Serialization” list. Standard American walnut pistol grip buttstock measures 15″ over old “Jostam” open-sided pad. Bore diameter: left -.615, right -.616. Bore restrictions: left -.021, right -.012. Wall thickness: left -.026, right -.025. Drop at heel: 2-9/16″, drop at comb: 1-9/16″. Weight: 6 lbs. 8 oz. LOP 15″. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain what is probably an old re-black, and measure 1/8″ shy of 28″, with some evidence of work having been done at muzzles, and doll’s head lug appears to have been re-soldered. Action retains a considerable amount of orig case hardening color in protected areas, but is mostly silver gray, and has pinprick pitting on floorplate. Screws show some use. Stocks retain most of their orig finish. Wood has darkened from oil where finish has worn through. Checkering shows some wear, and has not been re-cut. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Ejectors are in time. A classic and affordable Parker field gun 4-42214 MGM23 (2,500-3,500)

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*PARKER VH 1-1/2 FRAME SHOTGUN. SN 197482. Cal. 12 ga. 2-5/8″ Chambers. 1-1/2 Frame. Gun matches all specifications in Parker Gun Identification and Serialization Ledger. 30″ Vulcan steel bbls have standard “V” action with wiggle line engraving, and “Parker Bros” on each side, and having capped pistol grip American walnut stock measuring 14-1/4″ over Parker dogs head buttplate, with standard checkering on buttstock and splinter forend. Bore diameter: left-.734, right -.733. Bore restrictions: left -.039, right -.024. Wall thickness: left -.022, right -.023. Drop at heel: 2-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7 lbs. 5 oz. LOP: 14-1/4″. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbls retain most of their orig blue, thinned and browned considerably at normal carry and wear points. Action retains a considerable amount of its orig case hardening color, quite strong where protected, but is mostly bright silver. Stocks retain most of an old oil finish, edges slightly rounded, over numerous marks. Checkering re-cut, but not borders. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. 4-45596 MGM268 (750-1,500)

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*PARKER VH 1-1/2 FRAME GAME GUN. SN 219059. Cal. 12 ga. 2-5/8″ Chambers. 28″ Vulcan steel barrels with typical markings on rib, water table, and bbl flats. Case hardened action features automatic safety and double triggers. Plain American walnut capped pistol grip stock has standard checkering, German silver shield, and measures 14-1/4″ over brown Pachmayr white line pad. With the exception of the pad, this gun matches all specifications in PARKER GUN IDENTIFICATION AND SERIALIZATION LEDGER. Bore diameter: left -.729, right -.730. Bore restrictions: left -.032, right -.021. Wall thickness: left -.033, right -.031. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7 lbs. 3 oz. LOP 14-1/4″. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain most of their orig blue with some scattered light oxidation, and a few small areas of deeper pitting mostly toward muzzles. There are numerous scratches on bottoms of bbls in front of forend from removal with improper tool. Action retains 65 – 75% orig case hardening color, silvered on bottom and fences with scattered areas of oxidation. Stocks retain most of their orig finish, with some extra varnish applied when pad was fitted. Checkering is slightly worn. There is a deep chip and a few marks between grip cap and shield on toe line. Front bottom of forend is somewhat scarred from improper removal. Bores are excellent. Action is slightly loose, and off face. Cheeks of stocks are beginning to spread. A gun that needs a good cleaning, and a bit of TLC. 4-45661 MGM7 (1,000-2,000)

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*EXCEPTIONALLY FINE AND RARE L C SMITH 20 GAUGE MONOGRAM GRADE SHOTGUN WITH CASE. SN FWE106051. Cal. 20 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 30″ Barrels with raised, matted, ventilated rib marked “L. C. SMITH” “MONOGRAM” “GRADE” on extension. Tops of bbls with 1-3/4″ triangles of scroll, are engraved “SIR JOSEPH WHITWORTH FLUID COMPRESSED STEEL” and “MADE TO ORDER BY THE Hunter Arms Co. Inc. FULTON, N.Y.” Engine turned bbl flats are engraved with SN and “M”, and stamped with Hunter Arms nitro proofs, and with “CHAMBERS 2-3/4 INCHES”. Bbls are fitted with reinforced splinter and stamped with Whitworth “sheaf of wheat” logos. Case hardened special small 20 ga action is engraved with SN and “M” on water table, and features non-automatic safety and Hunter selective “One Trigger”. Action is engraved with 80% coverage medium scroll with rose highlights, framing four passing ducks on bottom of action. Lockplates have matching scroll and rose with oval vignettes of game birds; four quail in open meadow on left, and pair of ruffed grouse on right. Blued trigger guard with matching rose and scroll on bow is engraved with SN in oval cartouche on grip. Beautifully fiddle figured and dark streaked European walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 13-5/8″ over brown open-sided Pachmayr skeet pad. Stock features very finely cut 28 LPI fleur-de-lis pattern borderless checkering with scrolled flourish extending into butt behind ribbon. Pistol grip cap is of hard rubber, and there is a gold oval on toe line engraved “M. D. S.” (Monte Stone, “Major Monte Stone” is on case). Large beavertail forend with ejector style secondary latch has modified fleur-de-lis style checkering with ribbons through pattern. Bore diameter: left- .611, right -.611. Bore restrictions: left -.026, right -.023. Wall thickness: left -.031, right -.029. Drop at heel: 2-5/8″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 7 lbs. 5 oz. LOP: 13-5/8″. Pigskin leather case with double lock closure has brass corners and heavy brass plaque screwed to lid, engraved “Major Monte Stone Box 116 N.Y. Ath. Club” “New York, N. Y.” Interior is lined with green velvet with V L and D paper label in lid, and contains an array of orig accessories, including: 2 pc ebony and brass cleaning rod with mops and brushes, ebonized handled nickel-plated chamber brush, large crystal oil bottle with nickel-plated top, nickel-plated 20 ga broken case remover, pair of snap caps, 2 rosewood handled turnscrews, brown leather wallet containing pull-through cleaning equipment, and a later pair of Champ 20 ga combination snap caps and chamber brushes. PROVENANCE: Letter from Cody Firearms Museum confirming specs of this gun, being shipped March 20, 1928 to Von Lengerke & Antoine, and letter from L. C. Smith Collectors Assn further confirming orig specs, and pointing out that a total of 51 monogram grades in 20 ga, 26 with 30″ bbls, and only 3 with exact configuration of this unusual shotgun were made. Additional info from High Noon Western Americana regarding Maj. Monte Stone who formed Hollywood Saddlery, making saddles and other western gear for Tom Mix and other western stars. CONDITION: Excellent, near new. Bbls retain nearly all of their orig blue. Orig case hardening color is very slightly silvered on fences, and at rear of top tang, retaining nearly all of its orig varnish. Trigger guard retains essentially all of its orig bright blue, as does trigger and safety button. Stocks retain nearly all of their orig oil finish with some added oil at butt, and considerably thinned around oval in stock from polishing and fitting. Hard rubber grip cap is a slightly undersized replacement, pieces of orig cap are in case. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Ejectors are in time. Trigger works. Case leather has darkened, and has been stabilized over numerous rubs on edges, and minor marks. Interior cloth is very fine, with compressions and marks from contact with gun, accessories and partitions, and with areas rubbed through. Label is aged, modern replacement. Accessories are excellent. 4-45184 MGM264 (50,000-60,000)

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*ONE OF A KIND L C SMITH 16 GAUGE EXHIBITION GRADE SHOTGUN. SN FWE18150. Cal. 16 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 28″ Barrels. Factory records indicate that this fine shotgun was originally produced as an “Ideal” grade, finished on August 4, 1947, and shipped to Bushnell & Wilson, returned to inventory Jan. 1, 1949, and delivered to Marlin on Feb. 18, 1949. The purchaser column in records is notated “Exhibition”. Aside from engraving and finish, all specifications match this gun. “Bill of sale” indicates that this gun was made as a “salesman sample” for Hunter Arms, and further states that Bob Wardsworth (father-in-law of seller) “got the gun back from sales staff after the company closed in 1945-50. The gun had remained in the family for 60 years.” This gun is also subject of long article in Spring 2011 DOUBLE GUN JOURNAL by Tom Archer, entitled “A Salesman’s Sample” giving a complete history and description, as well as showing numerous photographs. Bbls with raised, matted rib and two ivory beads, are stamped “L. C. SMITH – 16 GA – IDEAL – FULTON, N.Y. U.S.A.” on top of right bbl. Engine turned bbl flats are engraved with SN and “C”. Bottoms of bbls are stamped “LONDON STEEL”. Case hardened action is engraved with SN and “C” on water table, and features Hunter Arms selective “One Trigger”. Action is filed with very unusual and well done continuous bead at rear of fences and around top of action. Except for this unusual treatment, remainder of embellishment is standard “Crown” grade with scroll and rose highlights, and oval vignettes of dogs or game, on each lockplate; pair of setters on left, one with retrieved bird in mouth, right showing four ducks flying over marsh, with others in distant background. A gold crown is inlaid on pivot of top lever. Spectacular crotch figured American walnut full capped pistol grip buttstock measures 13-3/8″ over ribbed hard rubber buttplate. Checkering is unusual with leaf extensions and beads within borderless crenelated pattern which wraps over top of grip. Matching splinter ejector forend with triangular inset ebony tip, has nearly full coverage checkering. Bore diameter: left-.665, right -.664. Bore restrictions: left -.003, right -.022. Wall thickness: left -.036, right -.037. Drop at heel: 2-5/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7 lbs. 2 oz. LOP: 13-3/8″. PROVENANCE: Letter from Cody Firearms Museum and another from L. C. Smith Collectors Assn with specs and what can be gleaned from the orig records concerned with this fine gun, along with orig bill of sale giving history of shotgun as known by consignor, and copy of DGJ with article. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain nearly all of their orig blue. Orig case hardening color of action is slightly silvered and thinned on bottom, on fences, and on rear of lockplates, as well as thumbpiece of top lever, and rear tang, but overall is excellent. Trigger and safety button retain nearly all of their orig blue, slightly silvered. Trigger guard appears to have been re-blued, most likely by factory when it began to show wear. Stocks retain nearly all of their orig finish with a few minor marks, dulled a bit at grip and on forend from normal handling and use. Checkering is excellent, forend checkering slightly worn. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Ejectors are very slightly out of time. Trigger works. A unique and exceptionally scarce L C Smith. 4-45185 MGM265 (50,000-60,000)

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*OUTSTANDING L C SMITH 20 GAUGE CROWN GRADE SHOTGUN. SN FWE28102. Cal. 20 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 26″ Barrels with raised, matted rib, with two red beads, are engraved “L. C. SMITH” CROWN “GRADE” and “L. C. Smith Gun Co., Inc” “Fulton. N. Y.” on tops. Engine turned bbl flats are engraved with SN and “C” and stamped with Hunter nitro proofs. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with patent information and Hunter Arms nitro steel logos. Breech ends of bbls are engraved with 1-1/2″ triangles of scroll. Case hardened special 20 ga featherweight action is engraved with SN and “C” on water table, and fitted with Hunter selective “One Trigger”. Action is engraved with about 50% coverage of medium scroll with rose bouquet highlights. Gold crown is inlaid in gold on top lever. Lockplates have engraved scenes of hunting dogs in lightly etched backgrounds on each plate; pair of setters are on left, and pointers on right, all in typical “crown grade” pattern. “L. C. SMITH” is in scrolled ribands at the front of each lock. Blued trigger guard has matching scroll and floral engraving with SN at grip. Nicely crotch figured American walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14″ over Silver type pad. 20 LPI checkering is borderless in point and scrolled pattern. Matching large sculpted beavertail ejector forend has spring and roll ejector type release, with SN engraved on iron. Bore diameter: left-.613, right -.613. Bore restrictions: left -.017, right -.005. Wall thickness: left -.041, right -.043. Drop at heel: 2-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs. 15 oz. LOP: 14″. PROVENANCE: Letter from Cody Firearms Museum with orig specs, and copies of ledger pages, showing that it was shipped Sept 1 1948, and purchased by L. M. Hendrix, and another notation, purchased by Roos Bros Dec. 22, 1948. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain essentially all of their satin blue, with some silvering from contact with forend, and on sharp edges of rib. Action and lockplates retain 95% orig case hardening color, slightly silvered on fences, bottom of action, and top lever thumbpiece. Trigger guard retains 90% of its orig blue, silvering at grip. Stocks retain nearly all of their orig oil finish with only a few minor marks. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Ejectors are slightly out of time. Trigger works. There is a very slight stress crack behind left lockplate. An exceptional, high condition, small bore, crown grade matching all orig factory specifications. 4-45186 MGM263 (22,500-32,500)

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*HIGH CONDITION L. C. SMITH SPECIALTY GRADE SINGLE TRIGGER EJECTOR TRAP GUN WITH HANG TAG. SN R93646. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 30″ Steel bbls with typical L. C. Smith and Hunter Arms markings on tops, have raised, matted, concave rib with two ivory beads. Bbl flats are stamped with SNs, “S”, steel makers logo, and “NP”. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with Hunter Arms nitro steel logos. Specialty Grade action with typical open scroll and game scene engraving, is fitted with selective single “Hunter Arms trigger” and non-automatic safety. Nicely stump figured American walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 13-15/16″ over ribbed composition buttplate, and features standard point pattern checkering with beaded borders, and unusual Monte Carlo comb. Splinter ejector forend has inlet triangular ebony tip, and secondary ejector latch. Bore diameter: left -.728, right -.728. Bore restrictions: left -.036, right -.038. Wall thickness: left -.026, right -.027. Drop at heel: 2-3/4″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Drop at rear of Monte Carlo: 2-1/16″. Weight: 7 lbs. 5 oz. LOP: 13-15/16″. With gun is a hang tag for L. C. Smith field grade, “one trigger” gun, 167795. CONDITION: Excellent, near new, as found. Bbls retain essentially all of their orig blue, with just the slightest silvering at muzzles. Action and lockplates retain nearly all of their orig case hardening color, silvered a bit on edges of fences, and the sharpest edges. Trigger guard and forend latch escutcheon retain nearly all of their orig brilliant blue. Stocks retain nearly all of their orig rubbed oil finish with a very few light marks. Grooves of checkering are still light. Bores are excellent, Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Trigger works. Hang tag is excellent, with some other penciled and inked notations. This is an exceptional, investment quality, American classic. 4-45053 MGM215 (4,000-6,000)

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Revised: 3/1/2012

Correction: The correct length of pull is 14 9/16″.

*L. C. SMITH SPECIALTY GRADE EJECTOR STRAIGHT GRIP TARGET OR WATERFOWL GUN. SN 218443. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. Rare 32″ Steel bbls are stamped “L. C. Smith” “Specialty Grade” and “HUNTER ARMS CO M.F’R’S FULTON, N.Y.” on tops. Bbl flats are stamped with SN and “SE”. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with “Hunter Arms Co” “Patent” and nitro steel logos. Typically engraved case hardened Specialty Grade L C Smith action features automatic safety and double triggers. Nicely fiddle figured American walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-9/16″ over ribbed composition buttplate. Standard point pattern checkering with beaded border wraps over top of grip. Matching splinter ejector forend has triangular inset ebony tip with secondary ejector latch. Iron is stamped with SN and patent dates. Bore diameter: left.727, right .728. Bore restrictions: left .034, right .034. Wall thickness: left -.034, right -.029. Drop at heel: 1-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7 lbs. 8 oz. LOP 13-9/16″. Perfect balance on the hinge pin. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain 90% + orig blue, silvered at muzzles, thinning at normal carrying areas, with a few minor marks. Action and locks retain 90% + orig case hardening color, silvered somewhat on bottom of action and on sharp edges, but generally quite vivid. Blue of trigger guard is almost completely flaked and worn. Stocks retain nearly all of their orig oil finish with a few minor marks. Buttplate is slightly under wood. Flatpoint checkering shows some normal handling wear and is commensurate with rest of gun. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny throughout. Action is very slightly loose, and rt bbl is very slightly off face, but feels solid and is not an issue with forend installed. Ejectors are in time. Screw heads are unmolested. This would make a superb clays gun or game getter for tall birds. 4-45081 MGM214 (2,500-3,500)

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*L C SMITH “LONG RANGE” EJECTOR WILD FOWL GUN. SN RE72094. Cal. 12 ga. 3″ Chambers. 32″ Bbls. This gun was made in 1924, the first year that the famed “long range” guns were offered, and is not marked “long range” on bbl lump. Bbl flats are stamped “CHAMBERS” “3” “INCHES”, and correct reinforced splinter is fitted. Bbls feature matted, concave, tapered rib with two ivory sighting beads, have standard L C Smith/ Hunter Arms Co markings on tops. Bottoms of bbls are stamped “ARMOR STEEL”. Heavy field grade action is stamped “R. E” and SN along with “Field” on water table, and is case hardened with “L. C. Smith” stamped on each lockplate. Plain American walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 13-7/8″ over brown Decelerator pad, and features standard flat top checkering. Matching splinter ejector forend has typical L. C. Smith spring fastener with secondary ejector thumbpiece. Bore diameter: left-.732, right -.732. Bore restrictions: left -.043, right -.042. Wall thickness: left -.035, right -.034. Drop at heel: 2-7/8″, drop at comb: 1-9/16″ . Weight: 8 lbs. 8 oz. LOP: 13-7/8″. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain 90% + orig blue, thinning a bit at normal wear point around forend, silvered at muzzles and breeches, with a few minor marks, with some scratches on left side of bbl near forend. A considerable amount of orig damascening is still on breech ends of bbls. Action and lockplates retain nearly all of their vivid orig case hardening color, and a considerable amount of orig varnish, silvered only on sides of fences, thumbpiece of top lever, and on sharpest edges. Trigger guard retains most of its orig blue, silvered on edges. Stocks retain most of an old oil finish, over a number of marks. There is a stabilized hairline crack behind left lockplate toe which is not uncommon on Long Range guns. Bores are excellent, with some minor spots of frosting, mostly toward breech end of left bbl. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. An exceptionally fine early example of these highly sought after shotguns, known for their extremely tight patterns. 4-46035 MGM280 (1,750-2,250)

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*EXTREMELY RARE MARTIALLY MARKED L.C. SMITH/HUNTER ARMS WILD FOWL DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. SN 198636. Cal. 12 ga. Field grade L.C. Smith with 32″ Armor steel bbl, choked FULL/FULL with tapered concave matted rib, dbl ivory beads and ejectors. Bbl has typical L.C. Smith rib extension for the patented rotary crossbolt. Bottom of the bbl lug is marked “WILD FOWL” in a small rectangle. Bottom right bbl flat is stamped with the Ordnance Corps acceptance marks of a flaming bomb and small Ordnance wheel along with the inspector initials “RLB” (Col. Roy L. Bowlin, the Commander of Rochester Ordnance District in 1942-43). Receiver is equipped with Hunter One-Trigger and the receiver & sidelocks are undecorated except for the maker’s name on the toe of each sidelock. Mounted with checkered slab-sawed American walnut with squarish splinter forearm and semi-pistol grip stock with hard rubber grip cap and a crystallized old White Line waffle pad with collapsed toe. According to information on p. 182 of L.C. Smith Shotguns, Brophy, during WWII the U.S. Army Air Force purchased a number of L.C. Smiths through the Rochester Ordnance District, Rochester, NY. Page 203 of the referenced publication shows that nine Wild Fowl shotguns in the serial range 197321 through 202813 were purchased by Rochester Ordnance. The table on p. 208 of the referenced publication shows that this shotgun was among the 4,669 L.C. Smith shotguns produced in 1942. A search of the internet disclosed a photograph of another L.C. Smith being offered for sale with the identical acceptance marks & inspector initials. All martially marked dbl bbl shotguns are rare but this one is especially rare being one of only nine ever purchased by the government. Weight: 8 lbs. 3.5 oz.; Drop at the heel: 2-1/2″; Drop at the comb: 1-1/2″; Wall thickness – left: .039″; right: .038; LOP: 14″. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbls are sound with good ring and retain about 90% strong orig factory blue. Receiver & sidelocks retain most of their orig factory case colors, moderately faded and turned silver on bottom front of receiver. Stock has the obligatory hairlines back of lockplates, otherwise wood is sound and retains most of a thin added finish and the aforementioned pad. Mechanics are fine, left ejector is a little weak but both ejectors are functional and the Hunter One-Trigger is completely functional, brilliant shiny bores. 4-44114 JR145 (1,500-2,500)

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BEAUTIFUL ROSEVILLE ROZANE SPORTING VASE. Outstanding Rozane vase has a beautiful image of a spaniel retrieving a cock pheasant in its mouth. The dog and pheasant are set against a dark background shading to green and amber. Initialed by artist (can’t make out). The vase has two scrolled handles and a wide ruffled rim and is finished in a high glaze. Signed on the bottom “Rozane 88 2”. Sporting images on late 19th and early 20th century art pottery are very scarce. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. 8-87571 DAB (2,500-3,500)

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EXCEPTIONAL EARLY LEFEVER SPECIAL ORDER A-AA GAME GUN. SN 17776. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. This obviously very high grade and early Lefever gun exhibits many of the qualities and engraving style of a gun of grade AA or higher, and has obviously been back to the factory a number of times to be fitted with some of the latest updates, which is not unusual for this highest quality American company. 30″ Dovetailed bbls with matted, concave game rib, are engraved “Whitworth” and “Fluid Steel” on tops. Bbls are fitted with early style ejector lugs. Lumps have been retrofit with typical Lefever in-frame ejector. Early ejector hammers mounted in forend have been retained to actuate extractors instead of the normal crescent shaped cam cocking hook as seen in late Lefevers. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SN on right, and the left with a second serial no. 16441. Action is fitted with typical ball and socket hinge joint, doll’s head extension and locking bolt with normal pivoting top lever, Lefever 3-position safety, with adjustable lock-out screw on tang, double checkered triggers, cocking hook without keel, and in-frame ejectors. Slots on water table which housed old cocking rods and ejector mechanism, have been neatly filled in. There are no grade markings on water table, which is stamped with SN. Lockplates have early style attached sears, cocking indicators and sear adjustment screws. Action and lockplates are engraved with beautifully executed shaded scroll. Beads of action have floral engraving and a woodcock is on bottom. Fences have very well done raised carved fleur-de-lis with cloverleaf floral devices at either side, as is often found on AA and Optimus grade guns. Lockplates have rebated tails and with excellent, nicely shaded renditions of dogs, game, and hunters within ovals. A pointer is watching a grouse run away on left lockplate, and setter on point with hunter approaching in background is on right. “Lefever Arms Co” is in diagonal slashes across fronts of each lockplate. Trigger plate is engraved with patent dates, the latest being 1891. The quality of this engraving is beyond compare, out-classing anything found on guns by any other American maker. Trigger guard extends to horn grip cap with SN at tang. Bow is engraved with gold inlaid setter flanked by scroll. Very finely marbled and slightly figured European walnut full capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14″ over hard rubber buttplate with “L. A. Co.” logo. Stock features vacant gold shield on toe line, horn grip cap, arrowhead drop points, and 28 LPI point pattern checkering with 36 LPI fancy bordered flanking panels extending into buttstock. Matching splinter forend has push button release, button of which is inlaid in gold with intertwined monogram, “K I J”. Checkering mimics that of buttstock, except is more elaborate. Finely checkered flanking panels surround horn inlays at back and tip, as is found on other guns of the same period. Consignor reported this fine shotgun to the Lefever Arms Collectors Association. This guns history and comparison with another gun of similar grade, three numbers earlier, were written up in the newsletter in July/ August 2009 with heading of “The Hunter Family’s “Keeper””. Similarities and differences between these two guns are interesting to note. Bore diameter: left-.731, right -.731. Bore restrictions: left -.034, right -.009. Wall thickness: left -.029, right -.030. Drop at heel: 3-3/16″, drop at comb: 1-7/8″. Weight: 7 lbs. 11.5 oz. LOP 14″. PROVENANCE: Lefever Arms Collectors Assn. Newsletter July August 2009. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain nearly all of a nice quality re-black. Action retains traces of orig case hardening color in protected areas, and is mostly a very pleasing mottled silver gray. Trigger guard is nearly all silver, but with some orig blue inside bow. Stocks retain most of an older varnish refinish. Checkering re-cut on butt, but is untouched on forend. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny, with one or 2 minor pings. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are slightly out of time. 4-44902 MGM19 (15,000-25,000)

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*ULTRA RARE FOX SPR GRADE WITH EXTRA BARRELS. SN 203826. Cal. 20 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 26″ and 28″ Ventilated rib barrels. 26″ Bbls are stamped “Special Alloy” and with Savage Arms Utica address. 28″ Bbls are stamped with Chromox steel information and Utica address. Bbl flats of 26″ bbls are stamped with SN and “SP”. 28″ Bbls have SN with 4th and 6th digits over stamped, “SP” and “2”. Cyanide hardened tall breech Fox action is fitted with automatic safety, chrome plated Kautzky single selective trigger, and is engraved in SPR pattern with geometric borders having scroll highlights at junctions of borders and around pins. “Ansley H. Fox” is on both sides of action. All screws are in time with action screw having special secondary locking screw. Water table is stamped with SN, “SPR Grade” and “20 GA”. Finely flame-figured American walnut full capped pistol grip buttstock measures 13-3/4″ over ribbed hard rubber buttplate. Buttplate and grip cap have white line spacers. Grip and cheeks of stock are checkered with very unusual in-fill pattern with scrolled acanthus terminations, and secondary patterns extending onto buttstock. Slim line flattened beavertail ejector forend with Fox Deeley type latch is engraved, carved, and checkered to match. It is believed that this special work was made to order at the Savage Custom Shop by Mitzie Bielin in Chicopee Falls, MA some time after the gun’s mfg. It is likely the second set of bbls was added at this time. The gun’s stock treatments are very similar to other special guns made for Savage Vice Pres. William J. O’Connor in the 1950-60s as confirmed by a Savage factory letter and an image of a similar Fox BSE .410. 26″ BBLS: Bore diameter: left -.731, right -.731. Bore restrictions: left -.002, right -.000. Wall thickness: left -.031, right -.030. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″ , drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 6 lbs. 14 oz. LOP 13-3/4″. 28″ BBLS: Bore diameter: left -.733, right -.733. Bore restrictions: left -.021, right -.012. Wall thickness: left -.028, right -.027. Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/4″. Weight: 7 lbs. .5 oz. LOP 13-3/4″. PROVENANCE: Callahan Fox factory letter confirming that this gun was built as an SPR Skeet Grade 20 ga. w/ 26″ bbls, Shipped Aug 6, 1936, “returned from Adam” to Savage Nov 30, 1938 and resold in 1940. 2nd set of bbls not noted. Consignor states that it was purchased from an ex-Savage executive’s estate in the 1970’s. CONDITION: Excellent, near new, from Savage Custom Shop with only very few minor marks on metal and wood, most notably a couple of small, but deep marks 1-1/2″ from toe. 28″ Bbls are slightly proud of fences at sides with bbl extension about 1/16″ below top of action when closed. Bores are excellent. Ejectors are in time. Trigger works. Only three Fox SPR 20 ga guns are known to have been produced. 4-42671 MGM6 (13,500-18,500)

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*SCARCE A. H. FOX XE GRADE 20 GA. SHOTGUN. SN 202079. (ca 1923) Cal. 20 ga. 26-1/2″ Chromox bbls are stamped with steel information and Fox Philadelphia address on top rear. Breech ends are engraved in typical XE style. Rib is mounted with two ivory beads. Bbl flats are stamped with SN, “Fox Proof”, and “X”. Small case hardened action is engraved in typical XE style with acanthus leaves outlining oval game scenes; ducks on left; quail on right, both surmounted by “Ansley H. Fox”. Bottom of action is the classic “high head” fox vignette. Action is fitted with Fox Kautzky single trigger with serrated selector button. “R” and “L” are inlaid in gold. Slightly mottled and lightly figured European walnut semi-pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/8″ over leather faced open sided white line pad. Checkering is in typical XE style at grip and side panels. Long splinter ejector forend has inset ebony tip, and Fox Deeley latch release. Bore diameter: left -.620, right -.616. Bore restrictions: left -.012, right -.006. Wall thickness: left -.024, right -.024. Drop at heel: 2-5/16″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 6 lbs. 0 oz. LOP 14-1/8″. CONDITION: About good. This is an exceptional little gun with some major issues with the bbls, and in need of some TLC. Action retains 60 – 70% orig case hardening color, quite vibrant in protected areas, the balance silver brown. Stocks retain what appear to be most of their orig finish, but is possibly an old refinish of butt when recoil pad added. Checkering shows wear and has not been re-cut. Although bbls have excellent bright bores, they have been re-blued and front third exhibits considerable areas of deep pitting, and a .035 bulge in right bbl one inch back from muzzle, with a lifting of rib which is also partially detached toward breech. Muzzle keels are also missing. It’s possible that pitting would strike out and bulge would “tap down”, but this is most likely a candidate for sleeving or new bbls. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are slightly out of time. Trigger works. 4-45665 MGM5 (4,000-6,000)

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*A. H. FOX “J” GRADE SINGLE BARREL TRAP GUN. SN 400382. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chamber. 32″ Bbl fitted with Clarence Godshalk’s patented floating ventilated rib, which allowed bbl to expand during extended firing and not warp upwards, changing point of impact. Bbl is engraved “MADE BY A. H. FOX GUN CO. PHILA. PA. U.S.A.” and “CHROMOX FLUID STEEL” on either side of rib at rear. Bbl flat is stamped with SN and “J”. Case hardened action with double Kirsten type locking system, has thumb detent on left side, which releases top lever by hand. Action is engraved with about 60% coverage of medium scroll, “Fox” is in arched device with scroll terminations on each side. SN and “J” are on water table. SN is also engraved on trigger guard tang. Nicely streaked and lightly figured European walnut full pistol grip buttstock measures 14-3/8″ over red Silver type pad, and features hard rubber “A H Fox Gun Co” embossed grip cap, checkered side panels, and point pattern grip checkering, both with beaded borders. Long semi-beavertail matching forend with single ejector, has Fox style Deeley type release. Bore diameter: .727. Bore restriction: .032. Wall thickness:.064. Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 7 lbs. 14 oz. LOP: 14-3/8″. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 80 – 90% orig blue, with some spotting. Action retains 40 – 50% orig case hardening color, turning from silver to brown on bottom, and thinning somewhat overall. Trigger guard is mostly brown, and silvered at grip. Stocks retain a considerable amount of what appears to be their orig finish with numerous minor marks. Checkering is slightly worn and dirty. Bore is excellent, bright and shiny throughout, with a few light striations toward breech. Two of the rib mounting blocks are loose. Action is very slightly loose, but feels tight with forend installed. Ejector works. Only 568 of these well engineered guns were ever produced; 410 in “J” grade. 4-45104 MGM232 (2,000-3,000)

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*EXCEPTIONALLY FINE ITHACA SLIDE ACTION 37T DOLLAR GRADE WITH EXTRA 37S BARREL AND CASE. SN 88479. (ca 1946) Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. This unusual offering from the Ithaca custom shop first appeared in their 1940 catalog, and was called the “$1000 grade”. Shortly after the war it was called the “$1700″ grade. This gun, one number before a very similar gun pictured in ITHACA FEATHERLIGHT REPEATERS by Walter C. Snyder, features exceptionally fine, well cut, full coverage, scroll engraving framing relief gold inlaid game birds in appropriate backgrounds; a trio of ducks are settling into marsh, on left side, with single tuft of grass also gold inlaid. Right side depicts trio of pheasants rising from meadow. Gun no. 88480 has two tufts of grass in the duck scene. Its excellent engraving is attributed to Bill McGraw, noted Ithaca engraver who designed the grade one through three styles, and retired in 1968. This gun was probably done by him as well. Not only is the metal finish on this fine shotgun well done, but the stock work is also exceptional, with XXXX grade crotch figured American walnut buttstock terminating in Ithaca sunburst pad, with aluminum plate, which features unusual scrolled horn grip cap, and beautifully cut 28 LPI borderless fleur-de-lis checkering along with vacant gold oval on toe line. Full trap slide handle has equally figured wood and high quality checkering. 30″ trap bbl, fitted with Ithaca’s special ventilated rib, as found only on trap and skeet Model 37s, and single bbl trap guns, has 3″ wedges of engraving at breech end. 28″ Skeet bbl matches in all other respects, is numbered 11343. Drop at heel: 1-7/8″. Drop at comb: 1-9/16″. Skeet bbl: Weight: 7 lbs 5 oz. Trap bbl: Weight: 7 lbs 12 oz. LOP: 14-3/8”. Orig black leatherite case is lined with green fleece, with space for both sets of bbls. CONDITION: Excellent, retaining essentially all of its high quality custom finish on wood and metal, with only a few minor marks, mostly on left side of buttstock. Checkering is very slightly worn. Bores are excellent. Action is crisp. Case is very fine with a few rubs through outer covering, and scuffs in leather trim. Interior shows some rubs and compressions from contact with gun. 4-45215 MGM305 (6,500-9,500)

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*RARE ITHACA GRADE 6E FLUES MODEL. SN 330133. Cal. 20 ga. 2-1/2″ Chambers. 24″ Barrels are stamped with “Ithaca Gun Co.” and “Ithaca, N.Y. U.S.A.” on tops. There are 1-1/4″ triangles of scroll engraving at breech ends. Bbl flats are engraved with SN and “6”. Case hardened Flues action has late style shaded acanthus engraving with gold inlaid dogs within ovals on each side. Bottom of action has matching engraving with stylized eagle motif at tip of floorplate above which is “Made in U.S.A.” Action features automatic safety, gold-plated and checkered double triggers, and automatic ejectors. Stump figured American walnut horn capped semi-pistol grip buttstock measures 15″ over ribbed horn buttplate. Side panels and grip are checkered in fleur de lis style with ribbons through pattern. Matching fancy border checkered splinter ejector forend has J-spring and push-button release. SN and some scroll are engraved on iron. Bore diameter: left -.608, right -.610. Bore restrictions: left -.003, right -.003. Wall thickness: left -.040, right -.036. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs. 6 oz. LOP 15″. PROVENANCE: Ithaca Historian Walt Snyder indicates factory records show this gun manufactured 12/1/20 with 26″ bbls. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain 60-70% of old re-blue, silvering and graying around action and forend. Engraving is slightly washed. New locking bit has been fitted in rear lump. Action retains a considerable amount of case color, but is mostly a very pleasing silver. Case color is fairly strong behind fences and rear of trigger plate. Stocks retain most of an old refinish, checkering good, with some oil rubbed in. Bores are excellent. Right bbl has a small dent 2″ back from muzzle. Action is tight. Right bbl is slightly off face. Ejectors are in time. Would make a spectacular close quarters woodcock gun! 4-42372 MGM97 (3,500-5,500)

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*ITHACA 6 E SINGLE BARREL TRAP WITH TWO BARRELS. SN 306778T. (1919) Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 34″ and 30″ Barrels are both fitted with original Ithaca ventilated ribs with dual sighting beads. Bbl flats of both sets are stamped with SN and grade. Typical Knick action is also stamped with SN and grade on water table, and is engraved in typical 6 E fashion, with nearly full coverage of acanthus scroll, and figures of Indian shooting arrow and trap shooter in oval scenes, which are inlaid in gold and silver. Eagle surmounted by “MADE IN U.S.A.” is engraved on trigger plate. SN is on trigger guard tang. XXX crotch figured American walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-5/8″ over Pachmayr trap pad. Well cut fleur-de-lis checkering with scalloped borders is at grip and side panels. Matching long ejector forend has spring detent and button release. 34″ BBL: Bore diameter: .733. Bore restriction: .040. Wall thickness: .024. Drop at heel: 1-7/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/4″. Weight: 7 lbs. 13.8 oz. LOP: 14-5/8″. 30″ BBL: Bore diameter: .731. Bore restriction: .037. Wall thickness: .033. Drop at heel: 1-5/8″, drop at comb: 1-5/16″. Weight: 7 lbs. 11.9 oz. LOP: 14-5/8″. CONDITION: Excellent, as refurbished. Both sets of bbls retain nearly all of a fine quality satin blue. Action retains most of its orig case hardening color, silvered heavily on bottom, and on sharp edges and tangs. Excellent quality newly made stocks retain nearly all of their orig varnish finish. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny throughout. Action is slightly loose, but feels tight with forend installed. Ejector works. 4-46025 MGM315 (3,000-5,000)

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*ITHACA NID 4E SINGLE TRIGGER WITH VENTILATED RIB. SN 439401. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 28″ Barrels with high, raised, ventilated rib have engine turned bbl flats stamped with grade and SN. “Best Fluid Steel” is stamped on bottoms of bbls. Early case hardened NID action with pin cocking indicators, is engraved with typical grade 4 rendition of scrolled acanthus and game birds. SN is on trigger guard tang. Action is fitted with Miller single trigger with selector incorporated into safety button, as was typical for Ithaca guns of this period. Nicely figured American walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/4″ over red Ithaca sunrise pad with aluminum base plate. Stock features typical 4E fleur de lis checkering, and vacant gold oval on toe line. Splinter ejector forend has inset ebony tip. SN and grade are stamped on wood in front of iron. Bore diameter: left -.729, right -.730. Bore restrictions: left -.018, right -.002. Wall thickness: left -.028, right -.028. Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 7 lbs. 12 oz. LOP 14-1/4″. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain nearly all of what appears to be orig blue, with some blue added. Rib is silvered on sharp edges. Action retains 30 – 40% orig case hardening color, strong where protected, balance a pleasing hand-worn silver. Stocks retain most of their orig varnish finish, crazed and with some light scratches, marks, and chips near oval. Checkering is slightly worn. Forend end finish is considerably more worn from carrying. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Top lever is considerably right of center. Ejectors are in time. Trigger works. It is estimated that fewer than 560 grade 4 NID’s were made. 4-42546 MGM216 (2,500-3,500)

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*SUPERB REMINGTON MODEL 1100 F GRADE PREMIER ENGRAVED BY JACK CASWELL. SN L648837J. Cal. 28 ga. 2-3/4″ Chamber. 25″ Barrel with raised, ventilated rib, is marked with Remington address and patent information on right side of bbl, and with gauge and chamber information on left. Model 1100 blued receiver as produced by Remington Custom Shop ca. 1973. Gun is finely engraved with classic large flowing open scrolled acanthus, with stippled background, outlining detailed scenes of dogs and game birds, with pair of setters on left action flanked by flushing pheasant toward front and flying woodcock at rear. Central vignette is signed with engravers initials “JHC” on rock at left foot of hindmost dog. “Remington Model 1100SF” is engraved under scene, and SN under woodcock. Right side of action sports a pair of pointers as central scene, with flying quail toward front, and rising mallard at rear. XXX fancy crotch figured American walnut buttstock measures 14″ over ribbed Remington composition buttplate, with white line spacer. Stock features Remington grip cap with extended diamond faux ivory inlay, large vacant oval on toe line, and hand cut stylized fleur-de-lis checkering, with extensions into butt, which has mullered borders. Full, long forend matches quality of wood and checkering. Bore diameter: -.547, Bore restriction: -.018, Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7 lbs. 4 oz. LOP: 14″. CONDITION: Excellent. Metal retains nearly all of its orig blue, and anodized finishes. There are two minor marks on left side of bbl. Stocks retain nearly all of their orig varnish finish, with some slight lifting occurring on left side near buttplate, and in mullering of borders of checkering. One of the most elegant Reminton 1100s in existance. 4-45181 MGM279 (7,500-9,500)

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*REMINGTON 1889 GRADE 1 HAMMER GUN. SN 225248. (1902) Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 30″ De-carbonized steel bbls are stamped “Remington Arms Co Ilion N. Y. U. S. A.” on rear portion and under matting on raised, flat rib. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with grade and other production marks; locking lug with choke information. Case hardened action with low, circular hammers, is stamped “Remington Arms Co.” on each lockplate. Grade and SN are on water table. Plain American walnut semi-pistol grip buttstock measures 14″ over RAC logo, checkered, hard rubber buttplate. Matching splinter forend with hard rubber tip, has Deeley type release. Bore diameter: left-.727, right -.727. Bore restrictions: left -.021, right -.022. Wall thickness: left -.040, right -.044. Drop at heel: 3-1/8″, drop at comb: 2-1/16″. Weight: 7 lbs. 8 oz. LOP: 14″. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain 90 – 95% orig blue, silvered at muzzles and thinning at carry point, with a number of minor marks, and slight scratches. Action retains 65 – 70% orig case hardening color, silvered mostly on bottom from normal wear, and on fences. Locks and hammers retain nearly all of their case hardening color. Trigger guard has grayed at grip. Stocks retain nearly all of their orig varnish finish, with some noticeable marks on right side at top of grip, and a few other scattered minor marks overall. Checkering is sharp, slightly darkened. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny throughout. Action is tight. Locks are crisp. 4-45102 MGM216 (1,000-2,000)

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*CUSTOM RUGER OVER-UNDER SHOTGUN ENGRAVED AND GOLD INLAID BY BRYSON J. GWINNELL WITH BRILEY TUBE SET AND CASE. SN 410-13762. Cal. 12 Ga. 3″ Chambers. 28″ Mono-block ventilated rib bbls are ported and fitted with Briley thin wall choke tubes. Briley Ultimate Ultralight 3 gauge tube set is included. Nicely polished Ruger red label action features selective single trigger and non-automatic safety (Bbl selector and toggling safety button are on top tang, and stamped “S” “B” and “T”). Bottom of action is stamped “Sturm, Ruger & Co. Inc.” and “Southport. Conn. USA”. Action is engraved with a mix of scroll and ribbons outlining vignettes of gold inlaid dogs and game rendered in high relief; setter pointing pair of woodcock on left; pointer flushing pheasant on right. These scenes are highlighted by other feather motifs at corners of action and at fences. Bottom of action shows a drumming grouse in front of trigger guard, with single grouse feather under company name. Bbls have gold bands at muzzles, and continue the feather motif behind the bands. Top sides of mono-block show gold inlaid running squirrel and rabbit within gold wire ovals flanked by relief scrolled acanthus flourishes. Quality of this work is very fine, and nicely detailed, done by Bryson Gwinnell, who began his career at Smith & Wesson, and was later at the Colt custom shop for ten years. He then worked as an engraver for the U. S. Mint before doing freelance engraving on firearms. His signature and completion date is on top tang to left of lever. Very fine, flame-figured American walnut, full pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/4″ over leather-faced brown “Old English” pad. Stock features horn sunburst grip cap, 18 LPI point pattern borderless checkering, and adjustable comb. Matching one piece forend has inset Ruger logo, and Deeley release, and continues the engraving theme with gold inlaid falling grouse losing feathers, and has obviously just been shot. Bore diameter: top -.729, bottom -.727. Bore restrictions: SC. Wall thickness: top -.045, bottom -.048. Drop at heel: 2-5/16″, drop at comb: Adjustable. Weight: 8 lbs. 3 oz, LOP 14-1/4″. Aluminum Briley case has Ruger and Briley logo decals on exterior. Briley tube set is held in top compartment of blue velvet lined interior. Case contains 13 various choke tubes for different bbls, and wrench, along with Briley care and maintenance pamphlet. CONDITION: Excellent, nearly new. Bbls showing a few minor marks from contact with fore arm. Action is a bit dirty from firing. Stocks have only one or two minor marks. Case and tubes are excellent. 4-42068 MGM152 (2,500-3,500)

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*BROWNING DIANA GRADE SKEET GUN WITH SUPER-TUBES AND CASE. SN 97613S8. (1968) Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 28″ Ventilated rib bbls are stamped with typical Browning markings. Coin finished action with Diana style engraving depicting pheasants, ducks, and other assorted game within semi-relief scrolled acanthus borders, is signed by L. Acampo. Nice feather crotch figured American walnut flat knob buttstock measures 14-3/8″ over factory Browning pad. Beavertail type one piece forend has wood that matches buttstock well. Bore diameter: top -.725, bottom -.725. Bore restrictions: top -.006, bottom .006. Wall thickness: top- .035, bottom -.032. Drop at heel: 1-7/8″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 7 lbs. 12 oz. LOP: 14-3/8″. Leatherite tan Browning case is lined with fluffy, fawn, faux fur, and contains factory Super-tube set for 20, 28, and 410 gauges, with extractors, and installation tools, along with instruction sheet. CONDITION: Excellent, near new, as reconditioned by factory and retains essentially all of its renewed finish, with only a few minor scattered marks in wood finish, with small incipient 1/2″ check behind left side of action. Standing breech is unmarked. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Ejectors are in time. Trigger works. Exterior of case is fine, slightly soiled, with some marks. Interior cloth has some rust stains. Tube set is excellent, extractors show cleaning over some scattered pitting. 4-46019 MGM242 (5,000-8,000)

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Additional Information: Gunstock tests negative for salt using silver nitrate solution.

*BROWNING OLYMPIAN GRADE BOLT ACTION SPORTING RIFLE. SN 55309L69. Cal. 30-06. Beautiful Browning with 22″ tapered rnd sporting weight bbl without sights. Mounted in spectacular center crotch flame grain walnut with wide coverage checkered & carved forestock & pistol grip with rosewood forend tip and grip cap that have white spacers. Butt has a Monte Carlo comb with cheekpiece and its orig Browning embossed black composition buttplate. Forestock & bottom of butt have sling swivel studs & the grip cap is inlaid with an empty diamond shaped gold initial plate. Receiver, floorplate & trigger guard are French gray finish. Receiver is game scene engraved with the large vignette of a bugling bull elk on left side and a running American antelope buck on right side. The elk is in a mountain background scene and the antelope a desert scene. Left side of receiver, rail & rear bridge are engraved in foliate arabesque patterns with stippled background. Left vignette is signed “ABEE”, the signature of renowned engraver, Angelo Bee, who was Browning’s Master Engraver for many years before he emigrated to the U.S. and set up his own business where he became even more famous. Floorplate & trigger guard are wonderfully engraved with the large vignette of a mule deer buck in a forest scene on the floorplate and a grizzly bear on the trigger bow. These vignettes are surrounded by well-executed foliate & floral patterns with punch dot background. Floorplate is signed “R DEWIL”. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, probably unfired. Overall retains virtually all of its orig factory finish with bright bbl blue and crisp gray finish on receiver, trigger guard & floorplate. Bolt is polished bright and shows very little scuffing. Stock is sound with bright clean checkering, with only slight hand oil on the forestock. There are only a very few, very light nicks in the varnish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shin bore. 4-42492 (6,000-8,000)

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*SET OF THREE BROWNING RENAISSANCE PISTOLS. SN T213885, 599805/ 351369. Cal. 9mm. T prefix Hi Power with round hammer and fixed sights, Browning Arms Co slide. Cal. .380. M1910. St. Louis and Montreal address slide. Cal. 25 ACP. Baby. Browning Arms Co marked slide. All pistols with silver gray finish, gold-plated triggers, and synthetic pearl grips, are engraved with large flowing scrolled acanthus at nearly full coverage. Pistols are accompanied by their black leatherette Browning marked zippered sleeves. CONDITION: Excellent, near new, showing little evidence of having been fired. Sleeves are also excellent. 4-44210 MGM266 (4,000-6,000)

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*EXQUISITE BEST PERIOD BOSS HEAVY PROOF WATERFOWL OR PIGEON GUN WITH CASE. SN 7658. (1929) Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 30″ Chopper lump bbls with raised, flat, file cut rib, are engraved “Boss & Co. Dover Street. Piccadilly. London W.” and “Made in England” on tops. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 1-1/4 oz of shot and “2-3/4″ Choke”. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SNs and Whitworth steel “sheaf of wheat” logos. Case hardened Boss sidelock action is stocked to the fences and is beautifully filed with delicate raised bead around fences, and graceful fillets on action bar. Action features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), double triggers, and gold line tumbler end cocking indicators. Action and lockplates are masterfully engraved with Jack Sumner’s incomparable scroll with rose bouquet highlights in traditional Boss style, with 18 exquisite rose bouquets with two additional bouquets on the fences. Each lockplate is engraved “Boss & Co”. Blued single beaded steel trigger guard is scroll engraved on bow with SN relief engraved on tang, which extends to case hardened engraved steel grip cap. Beautifully marbled, dark reddish brown Circassian walnut full pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/4″ over checkered wood butt. Stock features typical Boss teardrop drop points, and point pattern 24 LPI checkering with mullered borders. Checkering has a wonderful raised transitional boundary to the butt at comb section, in classic “Best” pistol grip style. A vacant gold oval is on toe line. Matching splinter Boss ejector forend has Anson release and SN on iron. Bore diameter: left-.729, right -.730. Bore restrictions: left -.032, right -.023. Wall thickness: left -.026, right -.027. Drop at heel: 2-5/16″, drop at comb: 1-5/16″. Weight: 7 lbs. 9 oz. LOP:14-1/4″. Maker’s oak and leather case with key lock closure and brass corners, is lined in burgundy cloth with large paper Boss & Co label, St. James’ Street address is lined out in red. Label is stamped at two places at top “Please note the new address, 13, Dover St. Piccadilly”. (This address change occurred in 1908) Case contains Boss marked square oil bottle and pair of snap caps, as well as Morocco leather wallet containing cleaning brush, mop, and jag. Two keys are affixed. PROVENANCE: Copy of original Boss ledger page outlining specifications of the gun as ordered by Abercrombie & Fitch and shipped 20 July 1929. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain nearly all of a London quality re-black, with a few minor light marks, engraving softened. Action retains 50 – 60% orig case hardening color, silvered and thinned mostly on bottom from normal carry and wear. Lockplates retain nearly all of their bright orig case hardening color. Trigger guard has been re-blued, and retains nearly all of that blue. Top lever retains a considerable amount of its orig bright blue. Stocks retain nearly all of a factory quality oil finish over one or 2 very minor marks. Checkering re-cut. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny throughout, with no visible imperfections. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Case leather has numerous scuffs and stains. Rectangular panel has been inset after removal of old embossed initials. Carrying handle is good, but a bit tired. New case straps have been installed and are excellent. Interior cloth is very good to fine, with considerable amount of soiling from contact with gun and accessories. Label is considerably foxed with some light stains and one area rubbed through, from contact with fence. Interior partitions are good, with some blocks missing on right side compartment. All accessories are excellent. A great handling, nicely balanced, heavy proof gun. The onset of the Great Depression and the costs of ownership put this fine example of the gunmaker’s art out of reach for most retail buyers. According to Griffin & Howe records, this gun was sold/loaned several times from the A&F showroom prior to WWII before finding a more permanant home. resided. 4-45152 MGM209 (35,000-45,000)

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*EXQUISITE PURDEY BEST OVER-UNDER SINGLE TRIGGER GAME GUN WITH EXTRA BARRELS AND CASE. SN 27346. Cal. 20 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 26″ and 28″ Demi-bloc bbls engraved with Purdey Audley House address, and “England” on left side of top bbl, and London proofs on right side, are fitted with different styles of ribs. 26″ Barrels have narrow, matted, ventilated rib, and 28″ bbls have somewhat wider, matted, solid rib. Bbl flats are also stamped with London nitro proofs, and engraved with choke percentages for each bbl. (26″ bbls with 50% and 55%, and 28″ bbls 60% and 70%) Bottoms of bottom bbls are stamped with SNs and barrel makers initials, “E. C”. Case hardened Purdey OU action with rounded bar, features non-automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), raised rib tumbler end cocking indicators, and Purdey non-selective single trigger. Action and lockplates are “extra finish” engraved with full coverage shaded, large, flowing, scrolled acanthus. Fences are relief engraved with oak leaves. Bottom of action has engraved portrait of Labrador retriever. “J. Purdey & Sons” is engraved on each side of action and bottom, which is also engraved “London England”. Matching scroll engraved trigger guard with SN at grip, extends to hard rubber cap. Finely marbled and strikingly fiddle-figured European walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 15″ over brown leather covered pad, and features drop points, 26 LPI point pattern checkering with mullered borders, and a gold oval on toe line engraved with initials “SRM”. Matching ejector one piece forend is fitted to both sets of bbls, and has Anson release. 26″ BBLS: Bore diameter: top -.615, bottom -.615. Bore restrictions: top -.005, bottom -.005. Wall thickness: top -.033, bottom -.034. Drop at heel: 2-5/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs. 11 oz. 28″ BBLS: Bore diameter: top -.615, bottom -.615. Bore restrictions: top -.020, bottom -.010. Wall thickness: top -.030, bottom -.031. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs. 14 oz. LOP 15″. Makers motor case with space for both sets of bbls has stitched leather corners. Interior is lined with maroon cloth with gold embossed leather Purdey label, another label showing how to place guns in case. There is also a charge card for this particular gun with all dimensions and weights including extra bbls. CONDITION: Excellent. 28″ Bbls retain nearly all of what appears to be orig blue, with a few very minor marks, and slight silvering. 26″ Bbls retain 95% of their orig blue, silvered at muzzles with a number of marks, mostly on bottom bbl. Breech ends of both bbl sets retain almost all of their orig damascening. Action retains 50 – 60% orig case hardening color, silvering around bottom, from carrying and use. Trunnion pins are completely silvered. Lockplates retain 80 – 90% of their case hardening color. Orig varnish is fairly heavy and somewhat occludes engraving. Trigger plate retains nearly all of its blue. Trigger guard retains perhaps 30% blue, mostly silvered at grip. Top lever is silvered at thumbpiece. Stocks retain most of their orig oil finish, with numerous minor marks. Edges of drop points are slightly rounded, and checkering slightly worn. 1-1/2″ Crack is in bottom of forend, running from rear mounting escutcheon to iron. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Ejectors are in time. Trigger works. Case leather is very fine, with a few minor scuffs, mostly on corners. Straps and handle are good. Interior cloth is fine, with some marks and soiling from contact with gun and bbls. Leather label is excellent. Small gun placement label is slightly foxed. Charge card is more foxed, with some stains and compressions. 4-42459 MGM187 (55,000-75,000)

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*VERY FINE JAMES PURDEY OVER-UNDER SIDELOCK EJECTOR SINGLE TRIGGER HEAVY GAME GUN WITH EXTRA BARRELS AND CASE. SN 26695. (ca. 1958) Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 26″ and 28″ Barrels with narrow file cut ventilated ribs, are engraved “J. Purdey & Sons.” and “Audley House. South Audley Street. London. England.” on top. Right side of top bbl and flats of bottom bbl have London nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. SN is on bottom of bottom bbl. Nicely filed, robust Woodward type action has non-automatic safety with “Safe” inlaid in gold, and single non-selective trigger. Action and lockplates are engraved with well executed Purdey house style rose bouquet and scroll, with “J. Purdey & Sons. London England” on bottom of action, and “J. Purdey & Sons.” in scroll surrounded cartouches on lockplates. Small bow trigger guard has matching scroll with SN on tang which extends to hard rubber grip cap. Dark reddish-brown stump figured and black marbled European walnut full pistol grip buttstock measures 15-1/16″ over checkered wood butt. Cleanly cut 32 LPI checkering has mullered borders. Matching one piece forend has Anson release. 26″ Barrels: Bore diameter: top -.731, bottom -.731. Bore restrictions: top -.009, bottom -.006. Wall thickness: top -.032, bottom -.031. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7 lbs. 4 oz, LOP: 15-1/16″. 28″ Barrels: Bore diameter: top -.732, bottom -.732. Bore restrictions: top -.038, bottom -.039. Wall thickness: top -.032, bottom -.031. Weight: 7 lbs. 7 oz. Leather motor case with stitched leather corners has initials “D.H.M.” embossed on lid. Interior is lined in green cloth with leather Purdey label. Two piece rosewood and brass cleaning rod is inside. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain virtually all of what appears to be original blue. Action retains 90% orig case color, silvering on beads, and sharp edges, fading slightly on bottom. Lockplates retain virtually all their orig case color and lacquer. Trigger guard has 70% of its blue, silvering at edges, and turning gray at grip. Trigger plate and top lever retain nearly all of their blue, top lever silvering at thumbpiece. Stocks retain virtually all of their orig oil finish with a few minor nicks and dings from handling. Action is tight. Both sets are on face. Ejectors are very slightly out of time with 26″ bbls; in time with 28″ bbls. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny with no visible imperfections. Case is fine with minor scuffs and rubs. Straps and handle are correctly done quality replacements. Interior cloth is excellent. Between 1950 and 2000 Purdey’s produced fewer than 450 Woodward designed O-U’s, an average of 9 per year. This is a fine example in an unusual configuration. 4-46032 MGM299 (60,000-80,000)

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*TRUE PAIR OF PURDEY BEST GAME GUNS WITH CASE. SN 20167 & 20168. (1911) Cal. 12 ga. 2-1/2″ Chambers. 30″ Chopper lump bbls. This fine, heavily used, but never abused pair of guns have been maintained over the years with all work apparently done by Purdey’s, but are in need of attention again. Guns are engraved with nos. “1” and “2” in the usual places, and stamped with nos. “1” and “2” on water tables and rear lumps. Bbls of gun no. “1” have Purdey name and address engraved on narrow game rib. Bbls of gun no. “2” have same address as well as “Made of Sir Joseph Whitworth’s Fluid Pressed Steel”. Both sets are stamped with London nitro proofs for 2-1/2″ chambers. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SNs, choke, and bbl makers initials. “JA” (J. Aldous) is on gun number “1”, gun no. “2” has initials “HT” (Tombs ?). Tube nos. 66045 and 66046 are on gun no. “1”, and 40532 and 40533 are on gun no. “2”. Beesley patent self-opening actions feature automatic safeties (SAFE inlaid in gold), bushed strikers, raised rib tumbler end cocking indicators, and double triggers. Actions are engraved with Purdey house style rose and scroll with “J. Purdey & Sons” on lockplates and bottoms of actions, which are also engraved “London”. Well matched, nicely marbled and slightly figured European walnut straight grip buttstocks measure 15-3/4″ over 7/8″ wooden extensions with checkered butts. Extensions are fitted to original curve of butts. Silver ovals on toe lines are engraved with initials “D.A.P.” Matching splinter ejector forends have Anson releases with actioners initials on iron; Gun no. “1” with “F.H” (Fred Hughes), and gun no. “2” with “LF” (unknown). BBL set gun “1”: Bore diameter: left -.731, right -.731. Bore restrictions: left -.024, right -.006. Wall thickness: left -.030, right -.030. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7 lbs. 1 oz. LOP 15-3/4″. BBL set gun “2”: Bore diameter: left -.731, right -.731. Bore restrictions: left -.023, right -.003. Wall thickness: left -.026, right -.022. Drop at heel: 2-5/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7 lbs. 0 oz. LOP 15-3/4″. Makers leather 2-gun motor case has stitched leather corners, and is embossed with initials “D.A.P.” Case is lined in maroon cloth with gold embossed black leather Purdey label, as used from the early 1950’s through 1980’s. Case contains 2-pc oak and brass cleaning rod, unmarked round oil bottle, striker disc key, and various brushes and mops. CONDITION: Good, as found, showing heavy use, and probable return to factory in 1950’s for work, at which time bbls of gun no. “1” were replaced. Gun no. 1 bbls retain 80% of their orig blue with a number of marks and thinning. Gun no. “2” bbls retain 60 – 70% blue probably done by Purdey’s at time of refurbishment. Engraving on rib is considerably washed. Actions have traces of case color in protected areas, the balance being a smooth, bright silver. Bottom of action of gun no. 1 is frosted. Engraving was picked up on bottom of action of gun no. 2, and on fences. New hinge pins were fitted to both guns, as a considerable amount of heat blue remains on them. Orig buttstocks show considerable wear with checkering almost gone, drop points are worn, and sharp edges are rounded. Wood is even with metal except on lower horns at actions, which are under metal. Forend wood of gun no. 1 was replaced at same time that bbls were done, and retains some of its orig finish with checkering worn. Bores are excellent, except gun no. 2 shows some striations at breeches, and a few very minor pits toward muzzle. Action is tight and bbls on face for gun no. 1. Drop is considerably worn with forend iron marking receiver. Action of gun no. 2 is slightly loose, and a touch off face. Drop is worn. Action deeply marked by iron. Ejectors of gun no. 1 are in time. Left ejector of gun no. 2 has broken spring. Case leather is very fine with only a few minor marks, corners considerably marked. Straps and handle are very good. Interior cloth is excellent, as is label. Accessories are fine. It appears these guns were rebuilt by Purdey’s for a new owner in the 1950’s when new bbls were made for gun no. 1, along with stock extensions and new crest plates being fitted. Guns were re-cased. The full potential of these fine guns can be realized with careful and sympathetic restoration. The basic components are sound, and only need some minor mechanical and judicious re-shaping and finishing to be a truly handsome pair. 4-44303 MGM140 (19,000-25,000)

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VERY EARLY PURDEY BEESLEY PATENT SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN. SN 11315. (1882) Cal. 16 ga. 2-1/2″ Chambers. 28″ Bbls have remnants of Purdey Audley House address on narrow, concave, game rib. Sides of bbls are stamped “SLEEVED”. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 2-1/2″ chambers at .662 bore diameter. There are nitro proof marks on bottoms of bbls. Early Purdey self-opening action without intercepting sears, having clover leaf trigger plate extension, also features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), bushed strikers, Purdey hidden third fastener, arrow engraved tumbler end cocking indicators, and double triggers. Action is engraved with extremely well cut fine shaded scroll with rose bouquet highlights, and is undoubtedly the work of Purdey head engraver, J Lucas, who originated this style, which was to become Purdey’s standard. “J. Purdey & Sons” is on each lockplate. “Purdey’s Patent” is on bottom of action. Fences are beautifully carved with relief fleur-de-lis with scrolled background. Top lever and trigger guard are blued, also scroll engraved. SN is on grip. Somewhat marbled European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-3/8″ over 3/4″ wood extension, with checkered butt. Stock features standard point pattern checkering with mullered borders. There is a vacant silver oval on toe line. Matching splinter forend with Anson release is fitted with Boss ejector system. Bore diameter: left- .660, right -.661 Bore restrictions: left -.010, right – .005. Wall thickness: left -.030, right -.032. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-9/16″. Weight: 6 lbs. 0 oz. LOP: 14-3/8″. CONDITION: Fine, as refurbished. Bbls retain 90% + of their blue, as done at time of sleeving, with some subsequent freckling. Sleeve job nicely done with good transition between mono-bloc and tubes. Joint line is visible. Action is mostly a pleasing pewter gray. Trigger guard and top lever re-blued, and retain most of that blue, engraving slightly washed. Stock appears to be old well done replacement, as it lacks drop points, however quality of work is excellent and possibly original, and retains nearly all of an old oil finish, over a few minor marks. Wood is slightly under metal, checkering re-cut. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. A lovely old small bore classic, made before Purdey’s offered an ejector. (The best in the trade was installed.) This gun was given a new lease on life, with a competent sleeving job. 4-38874 MGM237 (7,500-12,500)

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*HOLLAND & HOLLAND ROYAL HAMMERLESS EJECTOR 16 GA GAME GUN WITH CASE. SN 27144. (1911) Cal. 16 ga. 2-1/2″ Chambers. No. 2 of a pair with “2” inlaid in gold in normal places. 28″ Dovetailed steel bbls with low, narrow, concave, game rib, are engraved “Holland & Holland.” “98. New Bond Street, London.” on tops. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 16 ga, and 1 oz of shot. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SN. Typical Royal action with bar locks and stocked to the fences, features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), hidden third fastener, Holland patent detachable locks, gold band tumbler end cocking indicators, and double triggers, front articulated. Action and locks are engraved with typical Holland & Holland house style large shaded scrolled acanthus with “Holland & Holland” in arched device on each lockplate. Bottom of action is engraved “Royal Hammerless Ejector” and top lever “Holland’s Patent”. Nicely marbled and lightly figured Circassian walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-3/8″ over Silver pad, and features drop points, diamond hand, traditional 22 LPI checkering with mullered borders, and a gold oval on toe line engraved with monogram “SBN”. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Iron is stamped with SN and “Steel”. Bore diameter: left-.664, right -.664. Bore restrictions: left -.008, right -.004. Wall thickness: left -.024, right -.022. Drop at heel: 2-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-7/8″. Weight: 6 lbs. 1 oz. LOP: 14-3/8″. Makers leather case with sliding button brass closure is lined in Burgundy cloth with H & H black patterned leather gold-embossed label in lid, along with H & H charge card for 12 bore gun no. 30777, and another instruction label. Case contains brass and rosewood 2-pc cleaning rod with mops and brushes, turned bone striker bottle marked 30777, H & H marked round pewter oil bottle, pair of 16 bore snap caps, and box of Hoppe’s cleaning patches. Orig keys are also present. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain 95% of an older re-black, silvered at muzzles, with area of cleaned rust in front of forend latch. Engraving is slightly washed. Action retains a considerable amount of orig case hardening color, where protected, but is mostly a pleasing mottled silver-gray. Trigger guard number is one before this guns number, being engraved 27143. Stocks have what appears to be an old varnish over orig oil finish. Checkering nicely re-run. Wood of forend has some losses toward tip that have been smoothed in. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Bores are excellent. Forcing cones have been relieved. Ejectors are in time. Case leather is fine, chocolate brown with a number of scuffs and lifting of grain. Interior cloth is very fine, with some rubs and marks from contact with gun. There is a bit of insect damage to cloth in lid. Leather label is excellent. Paper label is foxed with some insect damage to charge card. Accessories are very fine. Striker bottle has cracked top, and is missing its bottom. A solid, lightweight gun. 4-45115 MGM201 (15,000-25,000)

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*HEAVY PROOF HOLLAND & HOLLAND ROYAL HAMMERLESS EJECTOR PIGEON/ WATERFOWL GUN. SN 30509. (ca 1923) Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 30″ Chopper lump bbls with slightly raised, concave, matted rib, are engraved “Holland & Holland.” and “98. New Bond Street, London.” on tops. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 1-1/4 oz of shot. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SNs. Unusual robust H & H Royal action is fitted with Purdey type third fastener as well as side clips and double triggers with front articulated. It also features typical H & H patent detachable sidelocks and gold band tumbler end cocking indicators. Action and locks are engraved in H & H house style with large shaded acanthus scroll. “Holland & Holland” is in acanthus device on each lockplate. Bottom of action is engraved “Royal Hammerless Ejector”. Single beaded trigger guard is scroll engraved with SN at grip. Nicely streaked and fiddle figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-5/8″ over 3/4″ ribbed wood extension fitted to orig curve of butt. Stock features drop points, standard 24 LPI flat top checkering with mullered borders and a vacant gold oval on toe line. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left-.733, right -.734. Bore restrictions: left -.040, right -.040. Wall thickness: left -.030, right -.030. Drop at heel: 2-5/8″, drop at comb: 1-9/16″. Weight: 7 lbs. 5.8 oz. LOP: 14-5/8″. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain most of their orig blue, considerably silvered and grayed. Action and lockplates retain traces of orig case hardening color in protected areas, but are mostly silver, browning somewhat. Trigger guard has traces of orig blue. Stocks retain most of their orig oil finish with numerous minor marks. Checkering has slight wear, and is missing a number of diamonds. Wood of extension matches well, and surface is somewhat below buttstock. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny throughout, with no visible imperfections. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. An exceptional original solid gun. Hollands in this configuration with side clips are considerably rarer than those of other makes. 4-45109 MGM202 (13,500-18,500)

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*HOLLAND & HOLLAND ROYAL HAMMERLESS EJECTOR HEAVY GAME GUN. SN 15747. (ca 1910) Cal. 12 ga. 28″ Dovetailed bbls fitted with sunken narrow game rib are engraved with H & H New Bond Street address on tops of each bbl. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for .750 grain bullet and “R. choke”, and London re-proofs for 1-1/4 oz of shot, and 2-3/4″ chambers. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SNs. Holland Royal sidelock action is stocked to the fences and features long top tang extending over comb, automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), double triggers (front trigger “loose”), and gold band tumbler end cocking indicators. Action and locks are engraved with exceptionally well cut large open shaded acanthus scroll in H & H house style, with “Holland & Holland” in classic device on each lockplate. Bottom of action is engraved “Royal Hammerless Ejector” and top lever “Patent Ejector”. Matching trigger guard has SN on grip of short tang. Beautifully marbled and strikingly figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over red stained leather covered pad, and features drop points, diamond hand, classic 22 LPI checkering with mullered borders, and a vacant gold oval on toe line. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left-.743, right -.741. Bore restrictions: left -.011, right -.006. Wall thickness: left -.022, right -.026. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7 lbs. 6 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. Tan leather case with glued on corners is lined in burgundy cloth and contains a pair of snap caps and an oil bottle marked “Made in England”. CONDITION: Fine as refurbished. This fine gun was converted from a Paradox to a heavy game gun with new ribs being laid. Bbls retain most of a finely done black. Action has been coin finished and remains a pleasing gray. Stocks retain most of a well done oil refinish, over some minor marks. Pad is relatively new, checkering lightly re-cut. Bores are very fine, slightly frosted. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are slightly out of time. Case is excellent. 4-46027 MGM310 (8,000-12,000)

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*HOLLAND & HOLLAND SPORTING MODEL OVER-UNDER. SN 50650. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. The 150th of these fine guns made. It features 28″ demi-bloc bbls with raised, matted, ventilated rib. Ejector bolsters are engraved “Holland & Holland London”. Bottom of bbls are stamped with 1996 London proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. Bottom of bottom bbl is stamped with SN. Case hardened (Special order) O/U action with false sideplates and quick detachable single trigger/ firing group, is nicely filed with fences transitioning into swept bolsters on each side of action. Action is engraved with about 50% coverage open medium scroll. Hollands’ classic acanthus device as found on most Royal sidelocks is on each sideplate, and inlaid with gold “Holland & Holland”. Bottom of action is marked “The Sporting Model” in circle. Removable trigger plate style firing mechanism with selective single trigger is blued, has matching scroll engraving, and bright polished internals. Takedown latch is at left rear of trigger guard bow. Lightly marbled and crotch figured European walnut full pistol grip buttstock has semi-diamond hand, is checkered in Holland’s classic rifle style at grip, and measures 15-1/8″ over 1/2″ sporting clays type pad. Matching one piece forend has Anson type release. Bore diameter: top -.727, bottom -.727. Bore restrictions: Screw chokes. Wall thickness: top-.033, bottom -.035. Drop at heel: 2-3/16″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 7 lbs. 11 oz. LOP: 15-1/8″. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain nearly all of their orig lustrous blue, with some minor marks, mostly from contact with forend, and some marks on polished breech of bottom bbl from assembly and dis-assembly. Action retains nearly all of its orig vibrant case hardening color, with just the slightest of silvering on sharpest edges of beads, and marks on top tang from operating the trigger selector/ safety. Most of the orig lacquer is present. Stocks retain nearly all their orig rubbed oil finish, with a few very minor marks. Bores are excellent. Action locks up like a bank vault. Ejectors are in time. Trigger works flawlessly. Currently this highly regarded model has a starting cost of 42,000 Pounds Sterling. 4-46049 MGM288 (32,500-42,500)

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*HOLLOWAY & NAUGHTON OVER UNDER PROTOTYPE PREMIER RANGE GAME GUN WITH CASE. SN H & N 000. Cal. 12 ga. 3″ Chambers. 28″ Demi-block barrels are engraved “Holloway & Naughton England” on top of matted flat ventilated rib. Left side of top bbl is engraved “Prototype”. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with 1997 London nitro proofs for 3″ chambers and are engraved “CTISS, Dulles VA” (Importer). Coin finished sidelock Boss type OU action is fitted with non-automatic safety and non-selective single trigger. SAFE is inlaid in gold. Pins are blued. Tumbler ends have gold line cocking indicators. Action and lockplates are engraved with beautifully cut and finely stipple shaded semi-relief open scrolled acanthus as background for lifelike Bulino scenes of game birds, with a pair of cock pheasant flushing from hillside on left lockplate; a pair of chukar partridge flying over open prairie on right; and woodcock flitting through birches on bottom of action. “H. & N” is inlaid in gold in forend iron recess on bottom of action. “Holloway & Naughton” is in gold on bottom of each lockplate. Single beaded relief engraved small bow trigger guard has SN inlaid in gold on tang, which extends to small horn grip cap. Spectacular, beautifully marbled and lightly figured Circassian walnut long capped “Prince of Wales” grip buttstock measures 15-1/16″ over checkered wood butt, and features classic 24 LPI point pattern checkering with mullered borders, drop points, and vacant gold oval on toe line. Matching full forend has Boss ejector shaped reinforcing piece integral with iron, and fastens to bbl with modified Anson type release. Bore diameter: top -.730, bottom -.732. Bore restrictions: top -.029, bottom -.020. Wall thickness: top-.033, bottom -.029. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-5/16″. Weight: 7 lbs. 5 oz. LOP 15-1/16″. Fine quality leather toe under case with stitched leather corners is lined with maroon cloth with black leather gold embossed makers label in lid. Case contains Holloway & Naughton marked snap caps, oil bottle, and ebony and German silver 2-pc cleaning rod. There are two tan leather wallets, one with 3 H & N marked ebony handled turnscrews; the other containing cleaning brush, mop and jag. Case has maroon canvas leather trimmed outer cover with snap closure. PROVENANCE: Factory 2004 import invoice valuing the gun at 22,000 pounds CIF to Wash DC. Copies of full color H & N advertising handbills featuring this exact gun and a 2007 catalog. CONDITION: Excellent, retaining nearly all of its orig finish, showing very little use or wear. High edges of bbl are slightly silvered, and there are a few minor marks in finish of wood. Case leather is excellent. Interior cloth shows a few marks and compressions. Accessories and outer cover are excellent. A new Premier Range over under starts at 60.000 pounds. 4-45039 MGM197 (20,000-30,000)

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*WESTLEY RICHARDS HAND DETACHABLE BOXLOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN WITH CASE. SN 17766. (ca 1920) Cal. 12 ga. 3″ Chambers. 30″ Dovetailed steel barrels with raised flat matted rib, are engraved “Westley Richards 23 Conduit St. New Bond St. London” and “Gun Makers By Appointment to His Majesty George V Rex et Imp.” on tops. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SNs and Birmingham nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers, along with initials “H. L” and “Westley Richards (triangle logo) Special Steel”. Case hardened scallop-backed typical Westley Richards patent, detachable lock action with hinged floorplate, features non-automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), Westley Richards patent doll’s head third fastener, and double triggers, and is marked with “Westley Richards 2914 Patent 17731 – 1897” on water table and each of the detachable lockplates. Lockplates and internals are engine turned, stamped with SN, and have “R” and “L” inlaid in gold on tops. Action is engraved with very well cut medium scroll with “Westley Richards” in scrolled terminated ribands on each side. Top of action is engraved “Westley Richards Ejector” in front of top lever pivot. Blued trigger guard has pointing dog engraved on bow with scroll and SN at grip. Blued floorplate and top lever are also scroll engraved. Nicely marbled and lightly figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 15″ over 5/8″ thick high quality leather covered pad. A large gold oval is on toe line, and classic 20 LPI checkering with mullered borders at grip. Matching splinter forend is fitted with Deeley ejector with inset horn tip and Deeley release. Bore diameter: left-.741, right -.737. Bore restrictions: left -.027, right -.010. Wall thickness: left – .021, right -.027. Drop at heel: 2-3/16″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 6 lbs. 13 oz. LOP 15″. Maker oak and leather case with brass key lock and two sliding locks, is embossed “Edwin Schwarzenbach, Zurich.” on lid. Interior is lined with green cloth with three paper labels, one being normal makers label with 178 New Bond St. address. The other two are instructions for using, and cleaning Westley Richards breech loading guns. Large covered compartment with turned bone knob contains new straps for case, and orig checkered horn buttplate with mounting screws. PROVENANCE: Factory invoice for authenticating gun, and copy of ledger page and bbl log showing this gun as completed in 6/4/21 for Robert H. MacCurdy. CONDITION: Very fine, as partially refurbished. Bbls retain nearly all of a London quality re-black. Engraving remains sharp, except matting of rib which is softened. Action retains 40 – 50% orig case hardening color, bright where protected, turning to silver at bottom and on fences. Floorplate, trigger guard, top lever, and safety button have been re-blued, and retain nearly all of that blue. Stocks retain nearly all of an old oil refinish with checkering lightly touched up on grip, slightly worn on forend. Action is slightly loose with forend removed, and very slightly off face, feels tight with forend installed. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny. There is a very slight bore enlargement (unmeasurable) in front of right chamber about 5″ from breech. Ejectors are in time. Case leather is scuffed on edges and corners, but still relatively light in color, with numerous minor stains. Handle getting a bit tender. Strap retainers look a bit later. Interior cloth is very fine, with numerous compressions and marks from contact with gun and bbls. Cloth rubbed through in a few areas. Straps are excellent. Labels are fine, considerably foxed. 4-44191 MGM14 (8,000-10,000)

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*FINE WESTLEY RICHARDS “GOLD NAME” HAND DETACHABLE BOX LOCK SINGLE TRIGGER PIGEON GUN. SN 9984. (ca 1913) Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 30″ Dovetailed steel bbls with raised, flat, matted rib having Westley dolls head extension, are engraved “WESTLEY RICHARDS. 178. NEW BOND St. LONDON.” and “GUN MAKERS BY APPOINTMENT TO HIS MAJESTY GEORGE V. REX ET IMP.” on tops. Bbl flats are unmarked, however bottoms of bbls are stamped with SNs, Westley Richards Special Steel and triangle logos, and London nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. Case hardened, scallop-backed, rounded, hand detachable action with blued hinged lock cover, is made with no safety, and features nicely filed beads around fences, and single trigger. Engine turned detachable locks with “R” and “L” inlaid in gold on tops, are stamped with Westley Richards patent use no. 2418, and SNs. This use number is also stamped on water table along with 1909 patent information regarding single trigger. Top of action is engraved “Westley Richards Patent One Trigger”. “WESTLEY RICHARDS.” is inlaid in gold on each side of action. Plain trigger guard and top lever are unadorned except for small flourish of scroll on thumbpiece of lever. SN is on grip. Very finely marbled and slightly stump figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14″ over correctly detailed checkered horn buttplate with steel heel and toe pieces in typical Westley Richards “best” quality style, however this treatment is on 1/2″ well matching wood extension with incised lines delineating joint. 32 LPI checkering has line borders. There is a vacant silver oval on toe line. Matching splinter ejector forend has inset horn tip, and Deeley release. Bore diameter: left-.735, right -.736. Bore restrictions: left -.043, right -.022. Wall thickness: left -.030, right -.029. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7 lbs. 8 oz. LOP: 14″. CONDITION: Excellent, as partially refinished. Bbls retain nearly all of a fine quality re-blue, engraving slightly softened. Action retains most of its orig case hardening color, vivid where protected, turning to silver brown on sides toward bottom. Floorplate, trigger guard, and top lever along with heel and toe plates, have been re-blued with very lustrous charcoal blue, and retain nearly all of that blue. Stocks retain nearly all of a nicely done oil finish over a few minor marks, checkering re-cut. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny, with some slight frosting. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Trigger works flawlessly. An interesting heavy proof shotgun. 4-46028 MGM309 (8,000-12,000)

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STEPHEN GRANT BEST QUALITY SIDE LEVER BACK ACTION HAMMER GAME GUN WITH CASE. SN 4272. (ca.1877) Cal. 12 ga. 2-1/2″ Chambers. 30″ Fine Damascus barrels. Gun no. 2 of a pair, and so marked on trigger guard tang, forend iron, and on medium concave game rib, which is also engraved “Stephen Grant 67a St James’s Street London”. Bbl flats are stamped with London black powder proofs. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SNs, and bbl makers initials “HW”. Sleek round bar action is fitted with Hodges patent sliding triple bite (marked on water table), actuated by right mounted side lever. Fences are beautifully filed in typical Grant manner. Back action rebounding peninsula side locks are fitted with round bodied, high spurred, serpentine hammers. All metal parts are engraved with about 70% coverage of exceptionally well cut, small, shaded scroll. “Stephen Grant” is on each lockplate, and “Stephen Grant’s Patent” is on both sides of action bar. Scroll engraved long tang trigger guard has SN at grip. Very nicely marbled and figured Circassian walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-1/4″ over thick hard rubber checkered buttplate. Classic point pattern flat top 20 LPI checkering has mullered borders. Matching splinter forend has Anson type release. Bore diameter: left -.732, right -.734. Bore restrictions: left -.000, right -.000 . Wall thickness: left -.028, right -.026. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 6 lbs. 12 oz. LOP 14-1/4″. Maker’s oak and leather case has brass corners and two sliding locks. Lid is embossed “L. A. B.” Case is lined with burgundy cloth, with orig paper Grant label, and contains unmarked nickel-plated oil bottle. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain 60 – 70% of what appears to be orig brown, but is most likely an old re-brown, thinning and silvering over all, with very pleasing definition to Damascus pattern. Action and lockplates have traces of orig case color in protected areas, and are mostly silver gray. Side lever retains most of what appears an old and correct charcoal re-blue. Trigger guard was done at the same time, and retains about 50% blue on bow. Grip is silvered with engraving washed. Stocks retain nearly all of an older oil refinish, over numerous marks and scratches. Checkering has been correctly re-cut. Action is very tight and bbls are on face, showing evidence of a recent very professional re-joint. Bores are very fine, bright and shiny, with some pinprick pitting evident toward breeches, and a few very minor pings toward muzzles. Locks are crisp. Case leather is considerably darkened, with many old scuffs and marks. Interior cloth is fine with some compressions and rubs through from contact with gun and bbls. Label is good, again showing contact marks, some rubbed through, and considerable insect damage. Oil bottle is near new. A very fine, classic, best quality hammer gun. 4-42675 MGM1 (8,000-12,000)

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*PAIR OF WILLIAM POWELL SIDELOCK GAME GUNS WITH CASE. SN 12128/ 12129. (ca 1910) Cal. 12 ga. This original matched pair of guns, nos “1” and “2” inlaid in gold on breech end of ribs, top levers and forend tips, have 30″ dovetailed steel bbls, engraved “William Powell & Son. 35. Carr’s Lane, Birmingham.” on low concave game ribs, with scroll engraving at breech ends. Bbl flats of gun no. “1” are stamped with 1962 Birmingham proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. Flats of gun no “2” are stamped with original Birmingham nitro proofs for 2-1/2″ chambers, and 1983 London re-proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SNs. Case hardened square-backed full sidelock actions feature automatic safeties (SAFE inlaid in gold), and double triggers. Actions are engraved with cleanly cut medium scroll with rose bouquet highlights in “best” style. “William Powell & Son” is engraved on each lockplate. Blued, scroll engraved trigger guards have SNs on grips. Well matched, nicely marbled, and lightly figured European walnut straight grip buttstocks measure 14-5/8″ over checkered horn buttplates, and feature drop points, standard pattern 28 LPI checkering with mullered borders, and large vacant silver ovals on toe lines. Matching splinter ejector forends have Anson type releases. Gun no. “1”: Bore diameter: left-.728, right -.728. Bore restrictions: left -.011, right -.004. Wall thickness: left -.033, right -.031. Drop at heel: 2-13/16″, drop at comb: 1-3/4″. Weight: 6 lbs. 9.9 oz. LOP 14-5/8″. Gun no. “2”: Bore diameter: left-.735 (proofed at .740), right -.731. Bore restrictions: left -.025, right -.005. Wall thickness: left -.021, right -.024. Drop at heel: 2-5/16″, drop at comb: 1-3/4″. Weight: 6 lbs. 8.3 oz. LOP: 14-5/8″. Makers leather double gun case with shaped brass corners, with heavy rectangular brass plaque screwed to lid is engraved “R. H. C. N.”, and is lined with burgundy cloth with orig paper labels, reinstalled, and numbered to these guns. Case contains 2-pc rosewood and brass cleaning rod, with brush, jag and oiler, as well as a working key. Also included are tan pigskin covered recoil pads fitted to guns. CONDITION: Excellent, as refurbished. Bbls of gun no. “1” are near new, as made in 1962, undoubtedly by the factory, as they are beautifully struck, and replicate orig bbls perfectly. Bbls of gun no. “2” retain nearly all of their re-blue, probably done at time of re-proof in London. Engraving is slightly thinned. Actions retain 90% + factory quality re-case color, engraving still excellent, all edges sharp. Pin heads are heat blued. Trigger guards and top levers retain essentially all of their re-blue, engraving slightly softened. Stocks retain nearly all of a hand rubbed oil finish, checkering lightly re-cut. Horn buttplates are new, with new engraved screws, and are excellent. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny. Actions are tight. Ejectors are in time. Case leather has darkened, with many marks, stains, and scuffs. Straps are new, as are handle retainers. Case is expertly relined, cloth excellent. Orig labels are a bit fragile with some cracks and chips, especially on charge card. Cleaning rod is new. Leather covered pads are excellent. 4-45065 MGM256 (12,500-17,500)

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*PAIR OF CHARLES LANCASTER DLX SIDELOCK EJECTOR SINGLE TRIGGER SELF-OPENING GAME GUNS WITH CASE. SN 25003 / 25004. Cal. 20 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 28″ Chopper lump bbls are engraved “Chas. Lancaster. Birmingham.” on low narrow concave game ribs with nos. “1” and “2” inlaid in gold on each gun, respectively. Breech ends of bbls have 1″ triangles of shaded scroll. Bottoms of bbls are fitted with Holland & Holland style assisted opening spring mechanism. Bbl flats show 1984 Birmingham nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers with gun. no. “1” at .615, and gun no. “2” at .614. Holland style bar lock actions feature non-automatic safeties (SAFE is inlaid in gold), bushed strikers, and non-selective single triggers. Lockplates are fitted with H & H style hand detachable pin. Actions and lockplates are engraved with well executed large flowing open scroll. “Chas. Lancaster” is in arched riband on each lockplate. Bottoms of actions are engraved “De Luxe” “Assisted” “Opener”. Blued top levers have “1” and “2” inlaid in gold, respectively. Single beaded small bow trigger guards are scroll engraved, with SN on tangs. Well matched broadly streaked and lightly figured European walnut straight grip buttstocks measure 14-7/16″ over checkered wood butts. Stocks feature diamond hand drop points and gold shields on toe lines, engraved “JCC”. Nicely cut approx 28 LPI flattop standard point pattern checkering has dbl line border. Matching splinter forends have Anson releases (“1” and “2” are inlaid in gold on each tip, respectively). Gun no. “1”: Bore diameter: left -.619, right -.619. Bore restrictions: left -.030, right -.015. Wall thickness: left -.043, right -.043. Drop at heel: 1-15/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 5 lbs. 14 oz, LOP 14-7/16″. Gun no. “2”: Bore diameter: left -.617, right -.617. Bore restrictions: left -.017, right -.008. Wall thickness: left -.044, right -.045. Drop at heel: 1-15/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 5 lbs. 14 oz, LOP 14-7/16″. Large oak and leather double motor case has brass corners with handle mounted on top. Interior is lined with maroon cloth with large black leather gold embossed Lancaster label. These very well-made sidelock guns are assembled, finished, and proofed in Birmingham England from components sourced across Britain and continental Europe and represent an incredible value when compared to their London made counterparts. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain 96-98% orig blue, silvering at muzzles and breech ends, with a few marks from use, thinning slightly above forend. Actions retain approx. 95% of their orig case color, silvered on beads and sides of fences. Top levers are slightly silvered at thumbpiece. Stocks retain nearly all of their orig oil finish, slightly dry, with a very few minor marks from handling and use. Actions are tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Single triggers work. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny. Case is excellent. Antiqued leather has a few minor marks and scrapes. Straps show some fraying, but are strong. Interior cloth is excellent. There is a 3″ x 6″ area on lid where charge card has been excised. Label is excellent. 4-46056 (12,500-17,500)

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*WILLIAM EVANS BEST SIDELOCK EJECTOR LIGHT GAME GUN WITH CASE AND EXTRA BARRELS. SN 17705. (1936) Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. Both sets of bbls are 27″, dovetailed and are engraved “William Evans, 63, Pall Mall, St. James’s, London.” on narrow, concave game ribs with engraved dolls head and third fastener extensions. Bbl flats are stamped with 1953 Birmingham proofs on one bbl set, and the other with 1953 Birmingham re-proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers over orig London proofs for 2-1/2″ chambers. London proofed bbls have one piece loop and splinter. Birmingham only proofed bbls have separate splinter. SNs are stamped on the bottom of each bbl. Case hardened screw grip sidelock action is stocked to the fences, and features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), bushed strikers, and double triggers. Action and lockplates are engraved with nearly full coverage well cut large shaded scroll with acanthus highlights. “William Evans” is in rectangular band on each lockplate. Strikingly marbled and nicely stump figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-7/16″ over tan pigskin leather covered pad. Stock features large vacant gold oval on toe line, drop points, semi-diamond hand, and standard point pattern flat top checkering with mullered borders. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release. London Proofed Bbls: Bore diameter: left-.731, right -.732. Bore restrictions: left -.018, right -.013. Wall thickness: left -.031, right -.029. Drop at heel: 2-3/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs. 3.5 oz. LOP: 14-7/16″. Birmingham Only Proofed Bbls: Bore diameter: left-.729, right -.730. Bore restrictions: left -.033, right -.030. Wall thickness: left -.035, right -.034. Drop at heel: 2-3/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 5 lbs. 8.3 oz. LOP: 14-7/16″. English green canvas tan leather trimmed two-barrel case is lined with purple cloth, with black leather gold printed William Evans label and secondary label with bbl specifications denoting orig bbls and new bbls, are on lid. Case contains 2-pc brass and rosewood cleaning rod with assorted mops and brushes and rectangular James Dixon & Sons pewter oil bottle. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain essentially all of a very high quality professional re-black, probably done at time of re-proof in Birmingham. Action retains 20 – 30% orig case hardening color, the balance silver to gray. Lockplates retain 70 – 80% case hardening color with very pleasing appearance. Trigger guard and top lever have been re-blued, and retain essentially all of that blue. Stocks retain nearly all of a hand-rubbed oil finish over some minor marks, with a few subsequent minor marks. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. (London proofed bbls are slightly off face.) Ejectors are in time. Case is fine. Canvas is slightly bleached. Leather has some slight scuffs. Interior cloth is very fine. Partitions are tight, with some added blocking. Labels are fine, as are accessories. A fast handling best period gun, suitable for almost any game. 4-45064 MGM234 (7,500-12,500)

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UNUSUAL FREDERICK BEESLEY SPRING COCKING SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN WITH CASE. SN 1190. (1891) Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. This unique gun, incorporating a variant of the spring cocking action of Purdey fame, uses a centrally pivoting ratchet to rotate a lug connected by a swivel to the main spring, as opposed to cam and push rod system of the patent assigned by Beesley to Purdey’s in 1880. There is no residual spring pressure in this system making it a spring cocker only, not self-opening. 30″ Dovetailed bbls are engraved “Whitworth’s Fluid Pressed Steel” on tops, with Whitworth trademark on bottoms. Medium concave game rib is engraved “F. Beesley. (From Purdey’s) 2. St. James’s Street. London. Corner of Pall Mall.” There is scroll engraving at breeches of bbls and rear of rib with third fastener extension. Bbl flats are stamped with London black powder proofs, and bottoms of bbls with SNs. Previously described ejector action is stocked to the fences, and fitted with dual under lugs, sliding third fastener, and automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold). Action fences are relief carved in unusual rectangular 3-leaf design. Action and lockplates are engraved with well cut medium shaded scroll with rose bouquet highlights, at about 80% coverage. “F. Beesley. From Purdey’s Patent” is in scrolled riband device on each lockplate. Long blued top lever is engraved “Patent”. Rose and scroll engraved trigger guard has SN engraved on long tang. Nicely marbled and slightly figured Circassian walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-3/4″ over black leather covered Silver type pad. Silver oval engraved with initials “A C B” (?) is on toe line. Stock also features tear-shaped drop points and 22 LPI classic checkering with mullered borders. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left -.733, right -.732. Bore restrictions: left -.010, right -.000. Wall thickness: left -.022, right -.034. Drop at heel: 2-15/16″, drop at comb: 1-13/16″. Weight: 6 lbs. 11 oz. LOP 14-3/4″. Original makers leather case is embossed with same initials as are on silver oval, and is lined with red cloth with makers paper label. CONDITION: Good. Bbls retain nearly all of an older re-black. Action is mostly a pleasing pewter gray. Stock retains an older oil refinish, sharp edges rounded, checkering re-cut. Action is slightly loose and off face. Bores are bright and shiny with some minor pitting, mostly in left bbl. Ejectors are in time. Case leather is dark with numerous scuffs and deterioration of leather with tacked on brass reinforcing bands at corners. Newer interior cloth is good. Label on remnants of orig cloth is deeply foxed with numerous major losses and chips, and protected by tacked on plastic cover. Gun number and charges are legible. A bit of gunmaking history. 4-44200 MGM2 (5,000-7,000)

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*COGSWELL & HARRISON 20 GAUGE “HUNTIC” SIDELOCK EJECTOR WITH CASE. SN 69163. Cal. 20 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 28″ Dovetailed bbls with sunken game rib, engraved “Cogswell & Harrison Ltd. “HUNTIC” 168 Piccadilly, London, England.” are stamped with Birmingham nitro proofs on bbl flats. Bottoms of bbls are stamped “Made in England”. Case hardened bar sidelock action is stocked to the fences, and features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), and double triggers. Action and lockplates are engraved with well cut medium scroll at about 80% coverage. “Cogswell & Harrison Ltd” is engraved on each lockplate. Blued scroll engraved trigger guard has SN on grip. Nicely marbled European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-3/4″ over ribbed wood butt, and features drop points, flat topped traditional checkering with mullered borders, and a vacant gold oval on toe line. Splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left-.612, right -.512. Bore restrictions: left -.010, right -.014. Wall thickness: left -.035, right -.033. Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-5/16″. Weight: 5 lbs. 15 oz. LOP: 14-3/4″. Green canvas Emmebi case with leather trim is lined with green velvet. CONDITION: Excellent, essentially as new, showing little evidence of ever having been fired. There are some light marks on bbl and a few minor marks on buttstock. Bores are excellent, as are mechanics. 4-45066 MGM313 (4,000-6,000)

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*COGSWELL AND HARRISON SANDHURST MODEL AVANT-TOUT GAME GUN WITH CASE. SN 41124. (ca 1907) Cal. 12 Ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 30″ Dovetailed bbls are engraved “Cogswell & Harrison Ltd THE AVANT TOUT 141 New Bond St. & 226 Strand. London.” on concave game rib with crossbolt extension. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 1-1/8 oz shot. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with “Archus” trademarks and are fitted with patented avant-tout ejector mechanism. SN is on ejector housing. Case hardened side-plated boxlock action features automatic safety (SAFE relief engraved), crossbolt type third fastener, and double triggers. Action and side-plates are engraved with very nicely cut large open shaded scroll with about 60% coverage. “Cogswell & Harrison Ltd” is on each sideplate. Scroll engraved trigger guard has SN on tang. Nicely streaked and figured European walnut straight grip buttstock with 20 LPI flat top point pattern checkering with mullered borders measures 14-1/2″ over ribbed wood butt on 5/8″ lengthening piece. Matching splinter forend has steel tip and spring detent release. Bore diameter: left -.729, right -.729. Bore restrictions: left -.010, right -.006. Wall thickness: left -.032, right -.031. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs. 12 oz, LOP 14-1/2″. Old, probably original, leather case with brass corners is embossed “C.H.” on lid. Interior is lined in reddish cloth, and contains 2-pc brass and ebony cleaning rod, C & H marked round pewter oil bottle, 4″ long tubular brass oil bottle, old pull-through cleaning brush, assorted brushes and mops, and case straps. CONDITION: Very fine, as found. Bbls retain 90% + orig blue with some areas of discoloration, mostly on top rib. Action retains about 60% orig case hardening color, silvered on fences and bottom of action. Top lever is flaked to mottled silver. Trigger guard retains 50% of its orig bright blue. Stocks retain most of what appears to be their orig finish with many minor marks from normal use. Checkering is slightly worn and missing one or two diamonds. Bores are very fine, bright and shiny with some slight frosting toward breech end of right bbl. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are slightly out of time. Case leather is very dry with top grain crazed and flaking off. Needs stabilization. Interior cloth shows areas of fading, and moth damage. Partitions are tight. Accessories are fine. Straps and handle need attention. A solid, high quality, work horse. 4-41951 MGM53 (1,750-2,750)

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*.410 W. J. JEFFERY BOXLOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN. SN 34893. (ca 1935) Cal. .410. 2-1/2″ Chambers. 26″ Dovetailed bbls are engraved “W. J. Jeffery & Co.Ltd. 9. Golden Square. Regent St. London. W. 1.” on narrow, concave game rib. Bbl flats are stamped with 1934 Birmingham nitro proofs for 2-1/2″ chambers at .405 bore diameter. Bottom of right bbl is stamped with SN. Diminutive case hardened boxlock action features automatic safety (SAFE engraved) and double triggers. Action is engraved with dbl line borders, and flourishes of scroll, with “W. J. Jeffery & Co. Ltd.” in scroll surrounded and terminated ribands on each side of action. Floorplate and top lever are blued, with matching scroll. Trigger guard has SN at grip. Nicely fiddle figured and lightly streaked European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over serrated wood butt, and features side panels, slight diamond hand, and standard checkering with mullered borders. A vacant silver oval is on toe line. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Bore diameter at muzzles: left-.388, right -.405. Wall thickness: left -.039, right -.039. Drop at heel: 2-1/16″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 4 lbs. 2 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain most of an old re-black with subsequent silvering at muzzles and toward breech ends, with some minor spotting. Action retains a considerable amount of orig case hardening color, perhaps 30%. Floorplate and top lever retain most of their orig blue, floorplate considerably thinned. Stocks retain most of what appears to be their orig oil finish with numerous minor light marks. Bores are bright and shiny, but with scattered minor pitting throughout. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. A winsome zephyr, with great dimensions. 4-45192 MGM287 (4,500-7,500)

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*CHAS HELLIS 28 GA. BOXLOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN. SN 3226. (ca. 1926) Cal. 28 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 28″ Dovetailed bbls are engraved “Charles Hellis & Sons 119 Edgware Road. Hyde Park. London. W.” on narrow game rib. Bbl flats are stamped with Birmingham nitro proofs and Birmingham re-proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. Case hardened boxlock action features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in silver) and double triggers. Action is engraved with well cut English scroll with “C. Hellis & Sons” on each side. Scroll engraved trigger guard has SN at grip. Streaked and lightly figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over brown leather covered pad and 17/32″ figured walnut spacer. Vacant silver oval is on toe line. Point pattern checkering has mullered borders. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left -.545, right -.545. Bore restrictions: left -.005, right -.000. Wall thickness: left -.020, right -.034. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 5 lbs. 2 oz. LOP 14-1/2″. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain nearly all of a well done satiny re-black. Action has traces of case color in protected areas mostly under fences. Floorplate and top lever have been re-blued with engraving slightly washed, and retain most of that blue, with top lever silvering at thumbpiece. Trigger guard is silver gray. Stocks retain most of an old oil refinish, Checkering has been re-cut with some wear. Bores are excellent, frosted somewhat toward muzzles. Action is a bit loose, and bbls are slightly off face. Gun in need of a simple re-joint. Ejectors are in time, but left ejector is live. A nice little field gun in need of some modest attention. 4-42306 MGM36 (3,000-4,000)

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*UNUSUAL F. T. BAKER SIDE LEVER BOXLOCK EJECTOR PIGEON GUN. SN 7977. (ca 1908) Cal. 12 ga. (.798 bore diameter with unusual long 12 ga chambers tapering to bore diameter (over 2″), with no visible forcing cone). (Bbl flats are marked “12 LC”.) 27″ Chopper lump bbls with medium, raised, flat, file cut rib, are stamped with London nitro proofs for 10/2 and 1-5/8 oz shot. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SNs. Robust boxlock action has unusual opening lever on right side with non-automatic safety (SAFE boldly inlaid in gold), disc set strikers, and double triggers. A piece has been dovetailed and screwed into top of action to match raised rib. All metal parts are engraved with nearly full coverage of well cut, small English scroll with feather and scrolled borders. “FREDc T. BAKER” is in scrolled riband on each side of action, and circular FTB trademark is on bottom of action. Trigger guard has SN on short tang. Nicely fiddle figured, dense European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over 1-3/4″ lengthening piece with checkered wood butt, fitted to original stock curve. 24 LPI checkering has mullered borders, and a vacant silver oval is on toe line. Matching splinter ejector forend has pivoting forward lever latch, as is often found on double rifles. Bore diameter: left-.800, right -.797. Bore restrictions: left -.039 (with .002 recess), right -.032. Wall thickness: left -.035, right -.035. Drop at heel: 2-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 9 lbs. 2 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain most of an old re-black, slightly silvered and thinned. Action is cleaned to bright silver. Engraving is relatively sharp. Stocks retain most of an old oil finish, checkering re-cut. A 3/4″ x 1-1/4″ chip is missing from toe. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny, with a hint of frosting in front of chambers. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. 4-45103 MGM217 (1,500-2,500)

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J. & W. TOLLEY 8 BORE DOUBLE HAMMER WILD FOWLING GUN. SN 6284. (ca. 1888) Cal. 8 ga. 3-1/2″ Chambers. 34″ Dovetailed laminated Damascus barrels are engraved “J. & W. Tolley, Makers 1 Conduit St. Regent St. London. W.” on raised flat rib with dolls head extension. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with Birmingham black powder proofs at “9B”, “10M”, along with “Not for ball”. Splinter is stamped with SN, “English Damascus” and “J & W. T”. Large case hardened rounded bar Jones under lever action is fitted with peninsula rebounding back action locks with round bodied serpentine hammers. Action and locks are scroll border engraved. “J. & W Tolley” is on each lockplate. Steel trigger guard has SN at tang. Lightly marbled European walnut horn-capped, semi-pistol grip buttstock measures 13-3/8″ over Silver pad with large rounded widow’s peak. Borderless flat top checkering is at 18 LPI. Matching splinter forend with nicely shaped and engraved steel tip has unusual adaptation of Anson release with checkered button, set on steel escutcheon in center, which slides forward releasing forend. Top half of button is inlaid in gold “Push”. Bore diameter: left-.835, right -.835. Bore restrictions: left -.050, right -.050. Wall thickness: left -.048, right -.038. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 11 lbs. 15 oz. LOP 13-3/8″. CONDITION: Excellent, as found. Bbls retain 75 – 85% orig brown with some light oxidation and pinprick frosting. Action and lockplates retain approx 80% orig case hardening color, silvering on high points and tails of locks, from normal handling and use. Stocks retain nearly all of their orig rubbed oil finish with numerous minor marks, finish dry. Recoil pad is original, rubber has crystallized and is chipped. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny, with some slight pitting evident toward muzzle of right bbl. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Locks are crisp. A high quality good handling heavy gun by this respected maker, who specialized in such guns. 4-44199 MGM176 (3,000-5,000)

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*UNUSUAL, PROBABLY UNIQUE, WATSON BROS SHOOTABLE BOXLOCK “TRY” GUN WITH ADJUSTMENT KEY. SN 8661. Cal. 12 ga. 2-1/2″ Chambers. 30″ Steel dovetailed bbls are engraved “Watson Bros. 4. Pall Mall London.” on concave game rib with dolls head extension. Bbl flats are stamped with London black powder proofs and 1966 Birmingham nitro proofs for 2-1/2″ chambers. Boxlock action features double triggers and no safety, and is line border engraved with “Watson Bros” on each side. Action is fitted with unusual and scarce buttstock, adjustable for cast, pitch, drops at heel and comb, and length of pull. The complex knuckle at grip with drop at heel, and cast off adjustments, is very unusual in “try” guns. It is interesting to note that the quality of figure and color of the wood in this stock, is of the highest order, suitable for any “best” gun. Grip knuckle and butt are checkered. Splinter forend has steel tip and spring plunger “snap” release. Bore diameter: left-.720, right -.721. Bore restrictions: left -.006, right -.000. Wall thickness: left -.034, right -.030. Drop at heel: Adjustable, drop at comb: Adjustable. Weight: 7 lbs. 2 oz. LOP: Adjustable. CONDITION: Very good. Bbls retain most of an old re-black. Action is cleaned to silver gray over some pinprick pitting. Top lever, trigger guard, floorplate, and forend iron have been re-blued, and retain most of that blue. Stock retains most of what appears to be its original finish over a number of minor marks and knocks. Mechanism works well. Pins retaining butt portion are a bit loose. Adjustment key is a very nicely made newer reproduction. “Try” guns of any type are quite scarce, those with complete adjustment system such as this are extremely so. 4-46020 MGM269 (2,500-3,500)

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*WESTLEY RICHARDS SINGLE BARREL TRAP GUN. SN T6745. Cal. 12 Ga. 2-3/4″ Chamber. 34″ Chopper lump barrel with raised flat matted ventilated rib with ivory front and mid beads, and doll’s head extension, is engraved “Westley Richards & Co. London.” on left side. Breech end of bbl has four 1″ pyramids of shaded scroll. Bottom of bbl has Birmingham nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chamber, SN, and initials “H.L”. There are two loops for attaching forend for extra strength. Robust boxlock action has pivoting bolt third fastener and no safety. Action is engraved at about 70% coverage of nicely cut large shaded open scroll with “Westley Richards & Co.” in serpentine ribands with scroll terminations on either side. Trigger guard has matching scroll on bow, and SN on grip. Nicely marbled and figured Circassian walnut full pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over Pachmayr trap pad and 1-1/16″ wood extension. Stock features drop points, horn grip cap, vacant silver oval, and 20 LPI point pattern checkering with mullered borders. 12″ Long full forend has Deeley release with rather plain wood and matching checkering. Bore diameter: .746. Bore restriction: .046. Wall thickness: .040. Drop at heel: 2-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 8 lbs. 1.6 oz, LOP 14-1/2″. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 50-60% of what appears to be original blue, a bit thin, and silvering on high edges and at muzzle. Action retains 20 – 35% original case color, fading to silver on high points. Floor plate, trigger guard, and top lever retain 30 – 50% original bright blue with areas of flaking and silvering from use. Screw heads show considerable use and polishing. Stocks retain what appears to be original finish with extra oil rubbed in over the years. Checkering is dirty, somewhat worn, and needs a good cleaning. Wood extension matches fairly well, but could be better with some work. There is a repaired crack at bottom sides of forend near iron. Front loop shows some reworking to tighten forend, which is slightly loose. Action is tight. Bbl is on face. Ejector works. Bore is bright and shiny, with one area where dent has been removed 7″ from muzzle. There are two spots of slight frosting toward breech. A solid gun that just needs a bit of TLC. 8-87647 (3,000-5,000)

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*CASED PAIR OF SABATTI ENGRAVED 20 GA ABBIATICO & SALVINELLI JOREMA PINLESS SIDELOCK GAME GUNS. SN 770/ 771. (1987) Cal. 20 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. This exceptionally fine pair of guns made when this illustrious company had hit its stride in producing some of the finest guns in the world, have 28″ finely struck demi-bloc barrels with flat, file cut, ventilated ribs. “I” and “II” are inlaid in gold at rear of ribs, on top levers, and on forend releases. “Abbiatico & Salvinelli” in small letters is inlaid in gold on left rear of top bbls. Bbl flats are stamped with 1987 Italian nitro proofs, “A & S”, and with SNs. Exceptionally well sculpted OU A & S patent pinless sidelock actions with fluted beads feature automatic safeties (S inlaid in gold), H & H style hand detachable lock pins, and non-selective single triggers. Single beaded small bow trigger guards have SNs inlaid in gold at grips. All metal parts are engraved with Gianmarco Sabatti’s incomparable English shaded scroll, with rose bouquet highlights, reminiscent of Boss’s house style. His signature appears on trigger plates. “Abbiatico & Salvinelli” is engraved on each lockplate, and on bottoms of actions. Spectacular, exquisitely marbled, and stump figured European walnut straight grip buttstocks match extremely well, and were obviously cut from the same blank. They measure approx 14-1/2″ over black “Decelerator” pads, and feature drop points, slight diamond hands, and well cut 28 LPI point pattern borderless checkering. Matching one piece ejector forends feature unusual adaptation of the Anson type release utilizing A & S crest sliding buttons placed in uncheckered central diamonds to release. BBL set no. “I”: Bore diameter: top -.621, bottom -.622. Bore restrictions: Screw chokes. Wall thickness: top-.036, bottom -.029. Drop at heel: 2-11/16″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 6 lbs. 11.5 oz. LOP 14-9/16″. BBL set no. “II”: Bore diameter: top -.619, bottom -.619. Bore restrictions: Screw chokes. Wall thickness: top-.035, bottom -.036. Drop at heel: 2-9/16″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 6 lbs. 11.8 oz. LOP 14-1/2″. Nizzoli leather two gun motor case has stitched leather corners, and is lined with maroon cloth with black leather A & S label, and gold Nizzoli medallion in lid. Case contains green felt wallet housing five additional choke tubes and wrench. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain 95% orig blue, thinning at muzzles, and sides of ribs. Coin finished actions are mostly bright, slightly toned on right lockplate of gun no “I”. Stocks retain most of their orig rubbed oil finish with numerous minor marks from handling and use. Fairly deep (3/16″ diameter) dent is on comb of gun no. “II”. There is a small dent in front of latch on forend of gun no. “I”. Bores are excellent. Actions are tight. Ejectors are in time. Triggers work. Case leather is beginning to darken, with many scuffs and marks. Straps and handle are strong. Interior cloth shows rubs and marks from contact with guns, with some areas rubbed through. Label is excellent. Choke tubes are excellent. 4-44912 MGM18 (30,000-50,000)

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*VERY FINE GALEAZZI AND GOLDANI ENGRAVED ABBIATICO & SALVINELLI 28 GAUGE GAME GUN AND CASE. SN 391. (1982) Cal. 28 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. This elegant and dainty shotgun made during what many regard to be the best period of work by this esteemed firm, has beautifully struck 27″ chopper lump bbls with raised, flat, matted rib. Bbl flats are stamped with gauge, SN, and 1982 Italian nitro proofs. Craftsmen who built this fine gun have their names stamped on rear lump. Side of left bbl has “ABBIATICO & SALVINELLI” inlaid in small gold block letters. Nicely filed and fitted sidelock action features non-automatic safety and non-selective single trigger. Action is engraved with beautifully cut and shaded attenuated scrolled acanthus outlining Bulino scene on bottom of action depicting a pair of woodcock flitting through alders. Lockplates are fully engraved with exceptional Bulino vignettes of dogs and game birds; a pair of pointers contemplating two ruffed grouse disappearing over a hillside and into birch woodlands, on left sidelock, and a covey of bobwhite erupting from field into hedgerow on right with farm in background. The level of craftsmanship in both of these styles is beyond compare. The scroll was done by B. Goldani, whose signature appears on trigger plate. Games scenes are by highly regarded engraver, F. Galeazzi, whose signature appears in each scene. Single beaded scroll engraved trigger guard has SN inlaid in gold at grip. Finely marbled European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-1/4″ over checkered wood butt, and features diamond hand, drop points, and very cleanly cut 28 LPI borderless checkering. Matching semi-beavertail forend has silver inset A & S crest plate in central diamond, and Anson release. Bore diameter: left-.555, right -.552. Bore restrictions: left -.030, right -.012. Wall thickness: left -.033, right -.033. Drop at heel: 2″, drop at comb: 1-5/16″. Weight: 5 lbs. 9.6 oz. LOP: 14-1/4″. Leather Nizzoli case has stitched leather corners, and is lined with burgundy cloth with brown leather gold embossed A & S label. Case contains A & S marked oil bottle, spare striker bottle with strikers, and snap caps simply marked “28”. Case straps are in covered compartments, which also contains spare mainsprings. Also included are red cloth bags for buttstock and bbls. CONDITION: Excellent, near new, showing very little evidence of ever having been fired, since proof, with only a few minor rubs on lumps from assembly and disassembly. There is no noticeable discoloration to coin finish, and only a few minor marks on wood. Gun is mechanically excellent. Case leather has a few marks. Interior is excellent, as are accessories. 4-46053 MGM301 (22,500-32,500)

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*SABATTI AND GALEAZZI ENGRAVED ABBIATICO AND SALVINELLI SIDELOCK EJECTOR .410 GAME GUN WITH CASE. SN 392. (1983) Cal..410 ga. 3″ Chambers. 26-3/4″ Finely struck chopper lump barrels with raised, flat, matted rib have “Abbiatico & Salvinelli” inlaid in small gold letters on left bbl. Bbl flats are stamped “A & S”, with 1983 Italian nitro proofs, SN, and “Made in Italy”. Bottom of rear lump is stamped with first names of gunmakers involved in crafting this fine shotgun; Dante, Mario (Abbiatico), Poli, Remo (Salvinelli), and Tony. Nicely scaled, small coin finished, full sidelock action features non-automatic safety (S inlaid in gold), bushed strikers, and non-selective single trigger. Water table is stamped with proofs. All other markings including makers name, logo, SN, and “Made in Italy” are inlaid in gold. Single beaded small bow trigger guard has SN inlaid in gold at grip. All metal parts are engraved featuring exceptionally well executed English scroll, mostly on action and trigger guard, by G. Sabatti whose signature is on trigger plate. Bottom of action and lockplates depict beautifully cut bird hunting scenes; a pair of ruffed grouse flushed from brushland into field with hunter and pointer in background on left lockplate; pointer watching trio of bob white flush from meadow on right. A cock pheasant erupts into birch trees on bottom of action. These finely detailed scenes are the work of fine engraver F. Galeazzi whose signature appears at front of lockplate on left, initials on front of lockplate on right. Scene on bottom of action is unsigned. Very fine, nicely marbled and root figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-9/16″ over reddish leather covered pad, and features drop points, diamond hand, and 26 LPI point pattern borderless checkering. Matching splinter ejector forend has inset gold “A & S” shield medallion in uncheckered central diamond, and Anson type release. Bore diameter at muzzles: left-.405, right -.415. Wall thickness: left -.044, right -.043. Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/4″. Weight: 5 lbs. 13 oz. LOP 14-9/16″. Fine quality leather trunk case with stitched leather corners is lined with scarlet velvet, and is semi-French fitted for gun and accessories, which include a pair of snap caps and “A & S” marked oil bottle and striker case (containing pair of spare strikers). A pair of spare mainsprings are in covered compartment. Also included are original proof certificate, engraving and guarantee certificates, as well as build card. CONDITION: Excellent, showing some light use, with a few minor marks on bbls. Coin finish of action remains bright, with no areas of darkening. Orig stock finish shows a few minor rubs and marks, from limited use. Checkering is still bright. There is some wear to finish at drop points, and there is an incipient crack running from rear of top tang through checkering and terminating behind left drop point, which flexes slightly, and needs attention. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Ejectors are in time. Trigger works. Case leather has numerous scuffs. Straps and handle are good. Interior cloth shows some compressions and soiling from contact with gun. Accessories are excellent. These early A & S marked guns were made when this fine firm was building its reputation as one of the finest gunmakers in the world, and are generally beyond compare. 4-44911 MGM17 (20,000-35,000)

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*FAMARS (A & S) GOLDANI ENGRAVED 28 GA. GAME GUN WITH CASE. SN 31881. (1975) Cal. 28 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 26-1/4″ Dovetailed bbls with raised, concave game rib is engraved “MADE IN ITALY – JAQUA’S, FINDLAY – OHIO. MOD. 560 – 28 GA.””Armi Famars” is engraved on left bbl, and there are 2″ triangles of scroll engraving with rose bouquet central device on breech ends of bbls. Bbl flats are stamped with Famars logo, SN, and 1975 Italian nitro proofs. “Made in Italy” is in electric pencil on splinter. Coin finished sidelock action features non-automatic safety, and non-selective single trigger. Action and lockplates are engraved with well cut small scroll with rose bouquet highlights. “FAMARS – GARDONE VT.” is on each lockplate. This engraving is the work of noted craftsman, B. Goldani, whose signature appears on trigger plate. Matching single beaded trigger guard has SN engraved at grip. Dark, marbled, red toned, lightly figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 13-7/8″ over checkered wood butt, and features drop points, diamond hand, and 28 LPI point pattern checkering with line border. Matching semi-beavertail ejector forend with gold Famars crest plate in open central diamond, has Anson release. Bore diameter: left-.572, right -.571. Bore restrictions: left -.025, right -.014. Wall thickness: left -.019, right -.023. Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 5 lbs. 3 oz. LOP: 13-7/8″. Tan leather case with stitched leather corners, is lined with red patterned velvet, is semi French fitted for gun and bbls, and contains pair of snap caps. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain nearly all of their dark lustrous blue, slightly silvered at muzzles. Coin finish is excellent, slightly toned. Stocks retain essentially all of their rubbed oil finish, with only one or 2 very minor marks. Bores are excellent, as are mechanics, except safety won’t engage. Case is excellent, with some slight scuffs and marks. Interior is excellent. Snap caps are toned. An exceptionally light and fast little gun. This esteemed firm produces fewer than 100 guns per year. 4-46054 MGM302 (15,500-25,000)

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*A & S (FAMARS) SELF-COCKING HAMMER EJECTOR PIGEON GUN ENGRAVED BY REVERA VASCO. SN 32007. (1975) Cal. 12 ga. 28″ Browned, dovetailed, steel bbls have inlaid gold bands, one wide and one thin around breech, another thin at muzzles. Narrow concave game rib is inlaid with gold “Armi Famars” in Gothic script, and is also engraved “MADE IN ITALY – JAQUA’S, FINDALAY – OHIO. MOD. 270 – 12 GA.” Bbl flats are stamped with A & S Famars logo, 1975 Italian nitro proofs, and SN. Bottom of rear lump is stamped with names of workmen who crafted this fine gun, Mario (Abbiatico), Remo (Salvinelli), Primo and Tony. Reinforced splinter is stamped “Made in Italy”. Coin finished ejector action with A & S logo on water table, is filed with sculpted “Disco Volante” fences, and features non-automatic tang safety (S inlaid in gold), and single non-selective trigger. Round bodied serpentine hammers are fitted. Action is engraved with large areas outlined with inlaid gold wire, left devoid of any engraving, and framed by small scroll as counterpoint. Bottom of action is engraved “Famars”. Top lever has inlaid gold crown. “125” is inlaid in gold on top tang under lever. Engravers signature “R – Vasco” is on scroll engraved trigger plate. Single beaded scroll engraved trigger guard has SN inlaid in gold on tang. Lightly marbled and figured European walnut slightly swan-necked buttstock measures 14-1/4″ over checkered wood butt. Nicely cut point pattern approx 36 LPI checkering has line border. Matching long full splinter ejector forend has Anson release, and intricately inlet Famars gold device in central uncheckered diamond. Bore diameter: left-.730, right -.729. Bore restrictions: left -.037, right -.018. Wall thickness: left -.036, right -.036. Drop at heel: 2-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7 lbs. 6 oz. LOP: 14-1/4″. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain nearly all of their orig brown finish, with a few minor marks and light scratches. Action and locks retain nearly all of their coin finish, with some discoloration on sides of fences. Stocks retain nearly all of their orig oil finish with a number of minor marks, mostly on right side of buttstock. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Trigger works. Locks are crisp. An unusual gun by this esteemed firm, that builds fewer than 100 guns per year. 4-46030 MGM300 (8,500-12,500)

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*LOVELY PERAZZI MX 410 SCO GAME GUN. SN 117246. Cal. .410. 3″ Chambers. 28-3/8″ Mono-bloc barrels fitted with narrow, raised, matted, ventilated rib, and ventilated mid-ribs, are marked “Perazzi BRESCIA MADE IN ITALY” on left ejector bolster. Bottom of mono-bloc is stamped with 2000 Italian nitro proofs, SN and grade. Nicely filed, coin finished, O/U, boxlock action features selective single trigger, with gold-plated selector in safety button, Action is engraved with nearly full coverage small scroll, with rose bouquet highlights. Dark, smoky streaked, and lightly figured European walnut full pistol grip buttstock measures 15″ over checkered wood butt, and features right hand palm swell and 32 LPI point pattern checkering with line border. Matching one piece Schnabeled forend has Deeley type release. Bore diameter at muzzles: top -.399, bottom -.404. Wall thickness: top-,045, bottom -.044. Drop at heel: 2-1/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/4″. Weight: 5 lbs. 14 oz. LOP: 15″. Red ABS Perazzi case with three combination lock closure, is lined with blue Perazzi emblazoned cloth, contains storage bag for bbls. CONDITION: Excellent, near new, with a few minor light scratches on bottom bbl. Action retains all of its brilliant coin finish. There are a few minor marks in wood, mostly at heel. Bores are excellent, action tight. Ejectors in time. Trigger works. Case is excellent. Manufacturers suggested retail for this model is in excess of $42,000.00. 4-46029 MGM298 (12,500-17,500)

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*PERAZZI MX-8 WITH CASE, EXTRA SINGLE TRAP BARREL, AND TRIGGER GROUP. SN 38520. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 30″ O/U bbls and 33-1/2″ single trap bbl, are both marked “ITHACA GUN COMPANY – ITHACA, NEW YORK” and “12 GA. 2-3/4 CHAMBERS MADE IN ITALY” on left side of mono-bloc and “CUSTOM CRAFTED BY MANIFATTURA ARMI PERAZZI”. O/U barrels are inlaid in gold “MX8”. Bottoms of mono-blocs are stamped with 1971 Italian nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. Bottoms of bbls are stamped “Accaio Special”. O/U bbls have raised ventilated rib, with two ivory beads, along with ventilated mid ribs. Single trap bbl has somewhat lower ventilated rib. Case hardened action features non-automatic safety, and removable single trigger/ leaf spring firing group, one unmarked, the other marked “U/O”. Action is nicely sculpted, and is border engraved, and also has scroll flourishes around screw slots. Bottom of action is engraved “MAP”. Nicely engraved European walnut full pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over Silver type pad, and features well cut point pattern checkering with double line borders. Each bbl set is fitted with its own matching forend, with Deeley type release. 30″ O/U Bbls: Bore diameter: top -.727, bottom – .725. Bore restrictions: Screw chokes. Wall thickness: top-.030, bottom -.031. Drop at heel: 2-7/16″, drop at comb: 1-9/16″. Weight: 8 lbs. 2 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. Single trap bbl: Bore diameter:.727. Bore restriction: Screw choke. Wall thickness: .055. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 8 lbs. 7 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. Black ABS case with three combination locks, is lined with blue faux suede leather, and contains six Briley thin wall screw-in chokes: 2 IC, 2 Mods, 1 I Mod, and 1 Full in red plastic containers (Skeet and Skeet are installed in O/U bbls), along with wrench, European style sporting clays forend, and buttstock removing tool. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain nearly all of their orig blue, silvered from contact with forends. Action retains 80% orig case hardening color, under its orig varnish, thinning and graying on bottom. Trigger guard of one firing group considerably silvered, the other slightly silvered on bead. Stocks retain nearly all of what appears to be their orig finish with a few marks and chips in finish, with some added oil. Buttstock has incipient crack is at right grip running from rear of firing assembly into body of stock, which does not flex. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Ejectors are in time. Case is excellent. Interior cloth shows some staining. Choke tubes are excellent. 4-45112 MGM233 (2,500-3,500)

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*20 GA. DARNE HORS SERIES V GAME GUN WITH LEG O’ MUTTON CASE. SN 4H701. Cal. 20 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 25-3/4″ Mono-bloc bbls with matted, very low, (plume) rib and no under rib, are stamped “Darne Brevet S. G. D. G” with proofs and “65” along with newer stamping of “70” with “H. S.” (Hors series) engraved on bbl flats. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with French triple proofs, choke information, and “.4H701.” (SN) Coin finished sliding breech action with obturator discs, is engraved with semi-relief acanthus scroll with small scroll background outlining scenes of game. A trio of roe deer, a buck with 2 does, are in open woodlands on left; a pair of foxes are flushing a duck from marsh on right side of sliding breech. Fences are full relief carved with acanthus scroll. Sliding safety button is on left side of action. Trigger plate with push button bbl takedown is engraved with monogram “RN”. Steel trigger guard is also scroll engraved. Lightly marbled and figured European walnut semi-pistol grip buttstock measures 15″ over black “White Line” solid pad. Point pattern checkering is at about 30 LPI with broad geometrically carved borders. Matching forepiece has large horn tip. Bore diameter: left-.629, right -.631. Bore restrictions: left -.026, right -.015. Wall thickness: left -.018, right -.022. Drop at heel: 2-11/15″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 5 lbs. 6 oz. LOP 15″. This gun comes in its tan leather leg o’ mutton case complete with carrying straps. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain nearly all of their orig blue, with one or 2 minor marks, and some minor scuffing on locking lug from assembly and disassembly. Action retains nearly all of its coin finish. It has browned and toned somewhat from accumulated oil, and could use a good cleaning. Stocks have had some added oil rubbed in over their orig finish, which has worn slightly on sharp edges. New pad is slightly above stock. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny throughout. Action is crisp. Case leather is still light in color and supple, with a few heavy scuffs. Straps are good. Hinge is beginning to detach. A fine lightweight fast handling small bore gun. 4-45116 MGM211 (6,000-9,000)

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*UNUSUAL VEDETT “ELECTRIQUE” ELECTRICALLY OPERATED LIGHT GAME GUN. SN 6000. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 27-3/4″ Dovetailed bbls with matted game rib are stamped with French triple proof marks for 2-3/4″ chambers. Reportedly imported by Abercrombie and Fitch, this unusual and high quality gun has what looks to be a normal boxlock action. It actually has a patented electronically cocking and firing mechanism, powered by battery pack which is installed under buttplate (missing in this particular example). Case hardened action has reinforcing bolsters, and fences are engraved with relief lightning bolts. A Vedett Brevette medallion is inset at pivot of top lever. On/ off switch is mounted at grip, and acts as safety. Light colored slightly streaked and figured French walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14″ over ribbed horn buttplate, held in place by two large blued steel screws with large slots, so a coin could be used as screw driver when accessing battery compartment. Matching splinter forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left -.725, right -.725. Bore restrictions: left -.015, right -.007. Wall thickness: left -.024, right -.020. Drop at heel: 1-7/8″, drop at comb: 1″. Weight: 5 lbs.15 oz. LOP 14″. CONDITION: Excellent, appears to have had very little use. Bbls retain 98% orig black. Action retains nearly all of its orig case hardening color, silvered on high edges of fences, and on tang. Trigger guard and top lever retain nearly all of their orig bright blue with slight silvering. Screws show use. Stocks retain most of their orig finish with numerous minor marks. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Without the battery, it is unknown whether or not the gun can be fired. 4-38871 MGM66 (750-1,250)

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*NICELY MATCHED PAIR OF ORVIS UPLANDER GAME GUNS WITH CASE. SN 57-03-431-03/ 57-03-432-03. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. These Arrieta made, and specially ordered guns have 28″ chopper lump barrels, stamped “CUSTOM UPLANDER” and “12 GAUGE 2-3/4″ – Made in Spain” on tops. The numbers “1” and “2” are engraved in gold on each gun, respectively, on rear of ribs, top levers and forend tips. Case hardened H & H type sidelock actions feature double triggers (front articulated), bushed strikers, and automatic safeties. Actions are engraved with geometric borders, floral screw heads, and with “ORVIS” “MANCHESTER” “V.T. U.S.A.” on bottoms. Water tables are stamped with SNs, Spanish proofs, and “Arrieta” logos. Trigger guards and top levers are blued, and have sprays of light scroll. SNs are on trigger guard tangs. Exceptionally well matched, nicely marbled, and slightly fiddle figured flesh-toned, European walnut straight grip buttstocks measure 14-7/8″ over skip-line checkered butts, and feature standard 22 LPI checkering with mullered borders, and vacant silver ovals on toe lines. Matching splinter ejector forends have Anson type releases. Gun no. “1”: Bore diameter: left-.727, right-.727. Bore restrictions: left -.005, right -.005. Wall thickness: left -.030, right -.029. Drop at heel: 2-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs. 13.4 oz. LOP: 14-7/8″. Gun no. “2”: Bore diameter: left-.726, right -.726. Bore restrictions: left-.004, right -.004. Wall thickness: left -.031, right -.031. Drop at heel: 2-7/16″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 6 lbs. 13.8 oz. LOP: 14-7/8″. Tan leather double gun motor case is stamped “THE PURDEY LIGHTWEIGHT” under brass lock, and is embossed “ROBERT DUCAS STANTON FITZWARREN, HIGHWORTH. WILTS.” on lid. Case is lined with purple cloth with gold embossed black cloth Henry Atkin label, with secondary label showing correct method of placing guns in case. Case contains a key. CONDITION: Excellent. Guns show little use, with only a few minor marks in metal and wood, and the slightest of silvering on grips of trigger guards and thumbpieces of top levers. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny. Ejectors are in time. Case is fine, straps and handle are intact. Interior cloth is fine. 4-45032 MGM255 (6,500-8,000)

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*GARBI EXTRA FINISH SIDE LOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN WITH CASE. SN GA13691. Cal. 20 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 26″ Chopper lump bbls with raised, narrow, matted, concave, game rib have gold bands inlaid at breech, topped with 2-1/2″ triangles of large shaded scroll. Bbl flats are stamped with Spanish nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. Coin finished Holland and Holland style action features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), H & H style takedown pin, disc strikers, raised rib tumbler end cocking indicators, and double triggers with front articulated. Armas Garbi logo, proofs and SN are stamped on water table. Action is unmarked in any other way, and is engraved with large, open, shaded, flowing, scrolled acanthus, with raised relief gold-inlaid duck settling in on bottom of action. Action beads are outlined with inlaid gold wire. Fancy crotch figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-1/4″ over checkered wood butt, and features standard point pattern checkering with mullered borders on diamond hand, as well as drop points. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left-.618, right -.618. Bore restrictions: left -.013, right -.003. Wall thickness: left -.031, right -.023. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 5 lbs. 13 oz. LOP: 14-1/4″. Emmebi green canvas leather trimmed case is lined with dark green velvet, and contains copy of Cabelas receipt for case, and guarantee. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain nearly all of their orig blue, with some discoloration and silvering at muzzles, and some scratches near front of forend from it being pried off. Action retains nearly all of its coin finish, darkened slightly, and worn on top of lock takedown pin. Triggers retain most of their heat blue. Stock retains most of its orig oil finish with some minor spotting and marks. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Case is excellent. Interior shows some compressions from contact with gun. 4-45067 MGM231 (4,000-6,000)

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*ORVIS CUSTOM 28 GAUGE BY A Y A. SN 574053. Cal. 28 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 25″ Bbls. Similar to the A Y A XXV sidelock, except with raised, flat, matted rib, are engraved with A Y A name and “MADE IN SPAIN” along with “Orvis Custom” and “GAUGE 28 CHAMBER 2-3/4″ on tops of bbls. There are 1-1/4″ triangles of scroll at breech ends. Bbl flats are stamped with Spanish nitro proofs, and AYA logo. Case hardened full sidelock H & H type action features automatic safety, bushed strikers, hand detachable locks, and double triggers with front articulated. Action and lockplates are engraved with nearly full coverage of well cut medium scroll with rose bouquet highlights. Single beaded trigger guard has SN on grip. Nicely streaked European walnut semi pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/2” over checkered wood butt, and features drop points, borderless point pattern checkering, and a silver oval on toe line engraved “JTD”. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left-.547, right -.549. Bore restrictions: left -.022, right -.010. Wall thickness: left -.033, right -.032. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 5 lbs. 6 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. CONDITION: Excellent, near new, retaining nearly all of its orig finish on wood and metal, action beads slightly silvered, and with only two or 3 minor marks on buttstock. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Ejectors are in time. A surprisingly well made and fast handling bird gun. 4-46038 MGM282 (2,500-3,500)

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*28 GAUGE FRANCOTTE SIDEPLATED BOXLOCK EJECTOR SINGLE TRIGGER GAME GUN WITH CASE. SN 91353. Cal. 28 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 27-1/2″ Dovetailed bbls with raised, matted, concave rib, are engraved “Auguste Francotte a Liege” and “Atlanta Outfitters U.S. Agents” on tops, with 1-1/2″ triangles of scroll at breech ends. Dainty case hardened boxlock action with ornamental sideplates, features single non-selective trigger, automatic safety (S inlaid in gold), and side clips. Action is engraved with well cut small scroll, with portrait of bird dog on floorplate. Sideplates are engraved with vignettes of dogs and game birds; a pointer contemplates a group of gallinaceous fowl across hedgerow on left side, and another pointer eyes a pair of snipe on right. Nicely marbled, and lightly figured, red-toned European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-3/4″ over checkered wood butt. Stock features nicely shaped drop points and well cut 28 LPI point pattern checkering with line border. Matching, long beavertail ejector forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left-.547, right -.546. Bore restrictions: left -.021, right -.014. Wall thickness: left -.025, right -.029. Drop at heel: 2-5/16″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 5 lbs. 6 oz. LOP: 14-3/4″. Dark brown leather case with nickel-plated hardware, is lined with green coarsely woven felted cloth. There is a gold embossed black leather label on lid. CONDITION: Excellent, near new, with a few nearly insignificant marks on wood and metal. Bores are excellent. Ejectors are in time. Trigger works. A pleasingly appointed small bore. 4-46055 MGM303 (10,000-20,000)

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*UNIQUE FRANCOTTE 14E SINGLE TRIGGER .410 DOUBLE BARREL SHOT PISTOL. SN 85868. Cal. .410. 2-1/2″ Chambers. In their 1927-8 catalog, Von Lengerke & Detmold list all available Francotte guns with a paragraph stating “a Francotte gun, exactly according to your wishes and requirements can be built for you on special order at any time.” This unusual and really neat pistol is obviously a “special order”. It has 14-3/16″ dovetailed steel bbls with narrow, matted rib engraved “Von Lengerke & Detmold” and “U. S. Agents New-York” on tops. Bbl flats are stamped with Francotte logos and Belgian nitro proofs, as well as, “Francotte Choke Bore”. Bbls appear to be full choke with over .030″ constriction. Choke information is stamped on bottoms of bbls along with SN. Small case hardened boxlock action corresponds to no. 14 quality in finish and engraving, except is fitted with single trigger and automatic ejectors, with non-automatic safety. Blued steel trigger guard has SN engraved on tang which is bent sharply downward and inlet into specially selected streaked European walnut stock. Wood grain follows a curve into long square butt pistol grip, with rounded spur extension at top. Grip is checkered in two panels in point pattern. Matching long splinter ejector forend has typical Anson release, and SN on iron. PROVENANCE: Copy of letter from BATF removing this particular firearm from the provisions of the NFA, and further finding it to be a “curio or relic”. CONDITION: Excellent, near new. Metal parts retain nearly all of their orig finish. Blue of bbls is slightly silvered at muzzles, and only a hint of silvering is on sharp edges of case hardened parts. There are a few minor marks on grip, mostly a dime sized area of compressions on right side behind trigger. Checkering is excellent, wood still light in grooves. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Trigger works. An extreme rarity in exceptional original condition. 4-45145 MGM205 (5,000-8,000)

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*DIMINUTIVE FRANCOTTE BOXLOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN. SN 84801. Cal. .410. 28″ Dovetailed steel bbls with medium, concave, matted rib, and square crossbolt extension, are engraved “Aug. Francotte Bte.” and “A Liege” on tops. Bbl flats are stamped with Belgian nitro proofs for 2-1/2″ chambers, and 2003 London reproofs for 3″ chambers. Choke information is stamped on bottoms of bbls, with SN on right. Tiny boxlock action features non-automatic safety (S inlaid in gold), square crossbolt third fastener, and double triggers. Action is engraved with Belgian style thin open scroll flanking well done semi-relief rose bouquets on sides of action, fences, and floorplate. Blued trigger guard has scroll engraving on bow, with SN at grip. Lightly streaked European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-9/16″ over black leather covered pad, and features 20 LPI point pattern checkering with mullered borders. Matching long splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Bore diameter at muzzles: left-.410, right -.410. Bore restrictions: Choke is visible. Wall thickness: left -.041, right -.038. Drop at heel: 2-3/16″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 4 lbs. 3.5 oz. LOP 14-9/16″. CONDITION: Excellent, as refinished. Bbls retain nearly all of a London quality re-black, sharp edges slightly rounded and engraving washed. Action is cleaned to coin finish. Floorplate, trigger guard and top lever re-blued, and retain nearly all of that blue, engraving softened. Stock retains nearly all of an oil finish, grain slightly open, checkering re-cut. Leather covered pad is new, and well done. Bores are bright and shiny, mostly excellent, except for some fairly deep pits near breech end of left bbl. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are slightly out of time. Stock is slightly loose on action. This light, long barreled .410, should be a delight in the field. 4-45063 MGM218 (4,000-6,000)

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*GOLD INLAID ROY VAIL 28 GAUGE CUSTOM SHOTGUN. SN 69584. Cal. 28 ga. 27-5/8″ Dovetailed bbls are inlaid in gold “Roy Vail Warwick N. Y.” on matted game rib. There is a long rectangle of gold toward breech end of rib. Bbl flats are stamped with Belgian nitro proofs, with crowned “ML” makers logos (Mre Liegeoise de Armes). Coin finished boxlock action features non-automatic safety (S inlaid in gold), crossbolt third fastener, side clips, and double triggers. Action is engraved with medium scroll and gold inlaid game birds; pheasant on left and flushing duck on right side. Nicely marbled, lightly figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 15″ over 1″ thick horn buttplate. 28 LPI nicely cut checkering has line borders. Matching beavertail forend has Anson type release. Bore diameter: left-.545, right -.546. Bore restrictions: left -.025, right -.017. Wall thickness: left -.038, right -.038. Drop at heel: 2-7/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 5 lbs. 12 oz. LOP: 15″. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain nearly all of their orig blue. Action retains nearly all its orig French gray finish, slightly toned. Stocks have only a few minor marks in their orig finish. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. 4-46244 MGM311 (3,500-4,500)

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*SCARCE CASED FRANCOTTE EAGLE GRADE DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. SN 85742. Cal. 12 ga. Beautiful shotgun 26″ steel bbls choked FULL/IMP-CYL, tapered concave matted rib, sgl bead with Greener crossbolt rib extension, ejectors & dbl chopper lumps. Right bbl is engraved “VON LENGERKE & DETMOLD” and left bbl “U.S. AGENTS NEW-YORK” and side of left bbl is marked “FOR STANDARD VELOCITY ONLY”. The bbl flats are marked for 65 mm cartridges and have been reproofed at 2-5/8″. The chambers now measure 2-3/4″, apparently having been further opened up. Receiver has sideplates that are beautifully engraved with vignettes of three pheasants to the left rear, three partridge to the left front, three woodcock on right rear and three ducks on right front, all in nicely detailed background scenes and surrounded by well-executed foliate arabesque patterns. Fences have side clips with deep relief engraved foliate patterns. Top tang has “S” in gold. Bottom of receiver has a large spread-winged American eagle w/ shield in raised gold. Trigger guard is engraved with a standing great heron. The opening lever & forend iron are engraved to match. Mounted with beautiful, marblecake, honey & chocolate French walnut with checkered splinter forearm and Prince of Wales rnd knob stock, 14-5/8″ over a Pachmayr White Line pad. It has dbl triggers. Accompanied by an orig green felt lined brown leather casing compartmented in bottom for the shotgun, a 3-pc ebony cleaning rod, a pair of V.L. & D. snap caps, a V.L. & D. nickeled square oil bottle and cleaning implements. Bore diameter: left – .728, right – .726. Bore restrictions: left – .033, right – .007. Wall thickness: left – .023, right – .031. Drop at heel: 2-5/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs. 3.2 oz. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain virtually all of a fine professionally reblacked finish with a spot of pitting near the muzzle and a couple of others at chamber ends. Receiver & sideplates retain 50-60% faded case colors with balance turned silver. Wood is sound showing moderate wear, heavier on forearm with oil darkened finish. Stock shows moderate wear with usual nicks, dings & scratches. Barrels are slightly loose w/forend off. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores. Case is sound, missing its outside straps, with usual handling & use wear with moderately stained & soiled interior and some slight losses to the felt. One of front keeper tabs is missing. 4-32256 JR267 (4,000-6,000)

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*SPLENDID DEFOURNY SIDEPLATED BOXLOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN. SN 12482. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 26-3/4″ Chopper lump bbls with high, matted game rib, are engraved “A. Jos. Defourny – Fabricant” and “Herstal – Belgique” on tops. Bbl flats are stamped with Belgian nitro proofs. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with choke information. Case hardened, false sideplated, boxlock action features non-automatic safety, Purdey hidden third fastener, bushed strikers, and double triggers. Action and lockplates are engraved with 60% coverage medium scroll. SN is on tang of blued trigger guard. Lightly streaked and boldly fiddle figured European walnut semi-pistol grip buttstock measures 15-1/8″ over black Decelerator pad. Point pattern checkering has double line border. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left -.725, right -.726. Bore restrictions: left -.008, right -.006. Wall thickness: left -.023, right -.025. Drop at heel: 2-9/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs. 14 oz. LOP 15-1/8″. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain essentially all of a lustrous re-black, engraving slightly softened. Action and lockplates retain 80 – 90% orig case hardening colors that are fading slightly, and silvered on fences and bottom of action. Stocks retain nearly all of an old oil finish with a few light marks, checkering re-cut. Incipient 1/2″ crack is behind left lockplate. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Right bbl is slightly off face. Ejectors are in time. Great Value! 4-42647 (1,750-2,250)

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*RARE AND DAINTY CHAS DALY REGENT DIAMOND 24 GA SHOTGUN. SN 1736. Cal. 24 Ga. Wonderful, Prussian, Linder made Daly with factory 24” bbls, 2-3/4″ chambers with tapered, concave, matted ribs and sgl metal bead.“CHARLES DALY REGENT DIAMOND QUALITY” is inlaid in gold with scroll engraving extending about 6-1/2” up the rib. It has a rib extension with dbl bites, selective ejectors & checkered dbl triggers. Dovetail bbls are made of Excelsior steel by Witten and bear the maker’s brand along with the crossed pistols and “HAL” markings indicative of Linder made guns. Scalloped receiver is stamped “PRUSSIA” on the water table is wonderfully engraved with full coverage flowing deep-relief scrollwork having a small oval vignette of four partridge on left side, two pheasant on right side, the indicative large gold crown is on bottom with two intricate snipe in an oval on trigger bow. Fences are deep relief engraved in flowing acanthus patterns with sculpted rib across radius with side clips. Receiver also has cocking indicators & maker’s name along the base of the bbl bosses with “SAFE” in gold on top tang. Mounted with superb,honey & chocolate Circassian walnut with ebony tipped Prince of Wales grip with checkered side panels and drop points. Bottom of stock has a small gold oval engraved “H.M.A.”. Matching splinter forend has ebony tip with appended metal engraved to match gun. Bore diameter: left -.587, right -.589. Bore restrictions: left -.020, right -.003 Wall thickness: left -.025, right -.023. Drop at heel: 2-7/8″, drop at comb: 1-3/4″. Weight: 4lbs. 12oz, LOP 13 3/4” over a 1/2″ well-matched stock extension and solid red pad. PROVENANCE: Ex- William Keith Neal Collection (Consignor’s grandfather and noted British antique arms collector). CONDITION: Very good plus. Bbls retain most of their orig finish with areas of light to moderate pitting towards the muzzles and one or two light handling marks. Action retains most of its vibrant case colors underneath sharp engraving. Wood is sound and retains about all of its orig hand rubbed finish with scattered light dents & dings from normal handling. Recoil pad is slightly flattened and separating from its base at toe. Bore is bright and shiny. Mechanics are crisp, ejectors in time. A diminutive and rare beauty! Schoverling ,Daly & Gales offered this grade(No. 500)at $500 in their 1907 catalog. 4-45629 JWD24 (15,000-20,000)

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*EXCEPTIONAL AND RARE .410 J. P. SAUER MODEL NO. 180 BOXLOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN. SN 254818. Cal..410 ga. 2-1/2″ Chambers. 26″ Shoe lump bbls with raised matted game rib are engraved “Von Lengerke & Detmold Inc. New York, N. Y. U.S. Agents.” on milled out portion. Sauer caveman logo is deeply stamped in front of rib extension. “Fluid – Steel – Krupp – Essen.” is stamped on the top of each bbl with “J. P. Sauer & Sohn. Suhl” around breeches in front of rolled “engraving”. Bbl flats are stamped with “SSU” Sauer logo along with caveman, and German nitro proofs with a proof date of 6/30, along with “Made in Germany”. SN is stamped on bottom of left bbl. Diminutive case hardened boxlock action features automatic safety, crossbolt third fastener, side clips, and double triggers. It is engraved in typical Model 180 style with geometric borders, some scroll, and game scene of flushing pheasant on bottom. Sauer name and address is on each side. Lightly figured European walnut semi-pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/4″ over Sauer logo ribbed hard rubber buttplate. Standard 22 LPI checkering has double line border, and vacant silver oval is on toe line, which is also stamped “F.A” behind pistol grip knob, and is probably stock makers initials. Splinter ejector forend has schnabled tip and Deeley type release. Bore diameter at muzzles: left -.376, right -.380. Wall thickness: left-.031, right-.033. Drop at heel: 2-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 4 lbs. 11.5 oz. LOP 14-1/4″. PROVENANCE: Letter from Griffin & Howe outlining their known history and specifications of this shotgun, Sold in 1931 to Th. R. Sweet. Ledger page and information about G & H records. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain 98% orig blue with only the slightest of silvering of sharp edges along rib and at muzzles. Bbl flats and lumps retain nearly all their orig bright polish with only a few small areas of slight discoloration and wipe marks. Action retains 85 – 90% orig case hardening color, slightly silvered on beads and bottom of action, with some slight discoloration from cleaned oxidation in game scene. Trigger guard retains most of its orig case color, thinning at grip. Top lever retains nearly all its orig blue with only the slightest of silvering at thumbpiece. Stocks retain nearly all their orig finish with a few minor marks and dents. Checkering is excellent. Bores are excellent with no visible imperfections. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. A gem. 4-42678 MGM12 (9,000-13,000)

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*F W HEYM SIDE-PLATED BOXLOCK EJECTOR .410 GAME GUN. SN 5758. Cal. .410 ga. 3″ Chambers. This delightful, very well made, pre-war gun has 26″ dovetailed barrels, engraved “Fr. Wilh. Heym” and “Suhl – Germany” on tops. Raised matted concave game rib with crossbolt extension is fitted with two ivory beads. Bbl flats are stamped with German nitro proofs with a proof date of 9/27. Bottoms of bbls have Krupp steel information, SN and other proofs. Case hardened boxlock action is fitted with ornamental sideplates, and features automatic safety (S engraved), pin cocking indicators, crossbolt third fastener, side clips, and double triggers. Action is nicely filed and finished with only minimal geometric border engraving with some sprays of well cut scroll. Heym name and address is on trigger plate. Top lever and trigger guard are blued and engraved to match action. Nicely mottled and slightly figured European walnut semi-pistol grip buttstock measures 13-7/8″ over basket-weave horn buttplate. There are inset horn diamond shaped drop points, and a vacant gold oval on toe line. 28 LPI point pattern checkering has a combination of single and double line borders. Long full splinter ejector forend has inset horn schnabled tip, Deeley release, and matching checkering. Bore diameter at muzzle: left -.399, right -.401. Wall thickness: left -.027, right -.029. Drop at heel: 2-9/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 4 lbs. 15.7 oz. LOP 13-7/8″. CONDITION: Excellent, showing very little use. Bbls retain nearly all their orig blue with a few minor marks, some silvering along edges of rib, and slight discoloration at joint of rib and extension. Action retains 80 – 90% orig case hardening color, which has thinned and silvered slightly on fences, beads, and on bottom. Considerable amount of the orig varnish is present. Trigger guard is slightly silvered on edges and top lever at thumbpiece. Stocks retain nearly all their orig oil finish with a few minor compressions and marks that can only be seen in reflected light. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Bores are excellent. Ejectors are in time. An exceptionally rare and fast handling little gun. 4-42677 MGM9 (9,000-13,000)

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*MERKEL PRE-WAR 201E OVER-UNDER GAME GUN. SN 17120. Cal. 16 ga. 2-5/8″ Chambers. 28-1/4″ Bohler steel demi-bloc barrels have full length matted solid rib. Breech portion stamped with “BOHLER STAHL””Weichlot” and engraved with “Gebruder Merkel Suhl” and “Suhler Waffenwerk”, along with open scroll and rose bouquets. Bottom bbl is stamped with SN and “16”. Merkel logo is on left side of rear lump. German nitro proofs with proof date of 1/30 are stamped on left side of both bbls under forend top piece. Case hardened scallop-backed double Kerston boxlock action features non-automatic safety (S engraved), pin type cocking indicators on sides of action, reinforcing bolsters, and double triggers with front articulated. Action is engraved with well cut medium Germanic scroll, with floral highlights on bolsters. Bottom of action is engraved with Merkel name and address. Blued top lever and trigger guard have matching engraving, with SN on trigger guard tang. Somewhat marbled and figured dense European walnut full steel capped pistol grip buttstock measures 13-1/2″ over black “Old English” pad, and features typical Merkel shaped side panels with inset horn diamond drop points, 28 LPI point pattern line bordered checkering, and a silver oval on toe line engraved “J. Penn”. Matching three piece long ejector forend has inset horn tip and Deeley style release. Top piece mounting screws have horn escutcheons. Bore diameter: top -.669, bottom -.670. Bore restrictions: top -.023, bottom -.021. Wall thickness: top -.028, bottom -.029. Drop at heel: 2-3/4″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs. 2 oz. LOP 13-1/2″. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain most of what appears to be their orig finish with some pinprick pitting around breech, and area in front of forend which has been polished and cold-blued, sharp edges silvered. Action retains a considerable amount of its orig case hardened color with traces of orig varnish, and is mostly a dark grayish brown (needs a good cleaning). Buttstock retains most of its orig finish from action to pistol grip, butt area refinished with oil when pad installed. Ebony diamond has been inset on toe line where a sling eye was removed, and this possibly explains the cleaning and rust-bluing on the bottom of the bbl. Checkering is excellent with a few minor marks, and it is a bit dirty. Top left forend piece has 1/8″ x 1/2″ chip missing at rear. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Bores are very fine, frosted slightly. There is a .015 bulge about 6″ back from muzzle of top bbl. 4-45664 MGM11 (1,000-2,000)

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*VERY FINE HUBERTUS DURAL FRAME PRE-WAR VIERLING BY IMMANUEL MEFFERT. SN 64985. Cal. 16 x 16 x 8x57JR (.318 bore) x 22 Vierling/ Hornet. 23-5/8″ Standard configuration vierling barrels with 22 cal. bbl in full length matted rib, are fitted with two folding leaf rear sight, one marked “8”, the other being flip-over square block for shotgun with wide U-notch, and hornet bbl with small U-notch. Silver bead front sight has flip-up porcelain night bead. Tops of shotgun bbls are engraved “Imman. Meffert” and “Suhl”. All bbls are stamped “Krupp – Lufstahl”. Hornet bbl has BUG proofs. Other bbls are stamped with standard pre-war German nitro proofs with proof date of 12/38. Black anodized Dural Blitz scallop-backed action features Greener type crossbolt third fastener, rifle/ shotgun selector on top tang, pin cocking indicators, double triggers (both set), bushed strikers, and Greener type side safety. Action is engraved with line borders with a few splashes of scroll. Trigger plate is engraved “Dural” “Hubertus” “Suhl”. Trigger guard is of horn. Nicely streaked and lightly figured European walnut sunburst horn capped full pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/8″ over ribbed horn buttplate, and features right hand cheekpiece and 28 LPI standard checkering with line border. Matching splinter forend has Deeley release. Bore diameter: left-.667, right -.666. Bore restrictions: left -.020, right -.019. Wall thickness: left – .029, right -.029. Drop at heel: Approx 2-5/8″, drop at comb: Approx 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs. 12 oz. LOP: 14-1/8″. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain nearly all of their orig blue, with some bright areas of cleaned oxidation, leaving some pinprick pitting, blue touched up. Action retains nearly all of its orig anodized finish, with a few minor marks and slight silvering on fences and sharp edges. Stocks retain nearly all of their orig oil finish with a few minor marks. Horn shows some very light crazing, but is generally excellent. Bores are excellent, with one or 2 minor pits toward breech ends of shotgun bbls, rifle bbls are generally excellent, with sharp rifling throughout. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Set triggers work. An exceptional lightweight vierling. 4-45182 MGM244 (4,500-6,500)

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*VERY UNUSUAL FRANZ SODIA BOCK DOUBLE RIFLE DRILLING WITH ZEISS SCOPE. SN 21924. Cal. 20 ga (3″ Chamber) x 270 x 22 Hornet. This fine combination gun is a typical over under shotgun/ rifle with the addition of a small caliber bbl on right side. Bohler Rasant steel mono-bloc bbls are 25-5/8″ long. Top 20 ga bbl is fitted with full length swamped matted rib, and is engraved “Franz Sodia Ferlach”. Single folding U-notch rear sight and silver bead longitudinally dovetailed front, are fitted. Rear portion of bbl is fitted with claw bases for scope. Bbls are stamped with 1978 Ferlach proofs. Coin finished scallop-backed Blitz double Kerston action has rifle selector on top tang with Greener style side safety, bushed strikers, and reinforcing bolsters. Action is also fitted with double triggers, with front set. Action is engraved with large shaded scroll outlining vignettes of game; stag and roebuck on sides of action, with auerhahn on bottom. “Franz Sodia Ferlach” is engraved on trigger plate. Blued safety button, top lever, and trigger guard are also scroll engraved. SN is on trigger guard tang. Well figured European walnut full pistol grip buttstock measures 14″ over serrated hard rubber buttplate, and features right hand shadow line cheekpiece, hard rubber grip cap with white line spacer, and sling swivels. Checkering is in form of carved fish scales in point pattern. Matching one piece small forend has Deeley type release. 20 ga. BBL: Bore diameter: -.623. Bore restriction: .015. Wall thickness: .037. Drop at heel: Approx 2-11/16″, drop at comb: approx 1-9/16″. Weight without scope: 7 lbs. 8 oz. LOP 14″. Zeiss Jena rail scope without windage has heavy post and crosshair reticle and is fitted with claw mounts with windage adjustment in rear mount. Rubber lens cover is included. CONDITION: Excellent, near new, with only one or 2 very minor marks on wood and metal. Scope has lacquer slightly rubbed through on objective eye piece. Brilliant optics. A fine special order combination gun. 4-42676 MGM3 (6,000-10,000)

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*UNUSUAL JOSEF HAMBRUSCH OVER-UNDER DRILLING WITH SCOPE, DIES, AND CASE. SN 2768. Cal. 20 x 20 x 6 x 47. 3″ Chambers. This unusually configured combination gun has 24″ demi-bloc bbls. Narrow matted top rib is engraved “Kleingunther – Seguin/ Texas”. Rear portion of rib has dovetailed base for scope mounts and is also fitted with a single leaf flip-up rear sight and longitudinally dovetailed silver bead front. Bbl flats show Ferlach proofs for 3″ chambers, and are engraved “Josef Hambrusch – Ferlach”. Rifle bbl is mounted on right side, and is stamped “6 x 47”. Blitz trigger plate double Kerston action features ornamental side plates with rifle/ shotgun selector button on left plate, double triggers (front set), bushed strikers, and automatic safety button on top tang (SAFE inlaid in gold). Action is engraved with large shaded open scroll with “JHW” inlaid in gold monogram on bottom of action. Fences and bolsters have deeply chiseled scroll engraving . Side plates have deep relief engraving of four pheasants on left side with male and female pronghorn antelope on right. Steel trigger guard has matching scroll. Streaked and slightly figured European walnut full pistol grip buttstock measures 14-3/8″ over Pachmayr white line rifle pad, and features sling loop, shadow line right hand cheekpiece, composition grip cap, and approx 20 LPI checkering with line border. Matching 2-pc forend has Deeley release. Scope is a Leupold M8 2.5 X compact with duplex reticle in custom fit Weaver mounts. Bore diameter: top -.624, bottom -.625. Bore restrictions: top -.018, bottom -.004. Drop at heel: 2-5/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs. 13.5 oz. LOP 14-3/8″. Bluish gray canvas case has leather trim and combination lock. Interior is lined in green felt. Accessories include RCBS 6 x 47 loading dies, plastic box containing 20 loaded cartridges. PROVENANCE: All import paperwork showing cost of this gun ($5409.00) in 1979. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain most all of their orig blue, with minor nicks and slight silvering at muzzles. Action retains virtually all of its coin finish with some slight staining on bottom in front of trigger guard. Stock retains nearly all its orig oil finish with a few minor nicks from handling. Bores are all excellent, bright and shiny. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Set trigger works. Scope is excellent. Optics are clear. Case is excellent, near new. Accessories are fine. 4-44907 MGM15 (9,000-12,000)

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*UNUSUAL AUSTRIAN SIDE-PLATED DRILLING WITH RIFLE BARREL IN RIB. SN 2033. Cal. 16 x 16 x 22 WMR. 25-3/4″ Dovetailed Bohler Blitz steel bbls have 22 WMR rifle bbl as part of raised, matted full length rib, fitted with single folding leaf rear and silver bead front sights. Rear portion of rib is dovetailed for scope mount, and presently holds Oakshore Electronic “ULTRA DOT” Sight in Weaver rings. Bbl flats are stamped with 1965 Vienna proofs. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with steel information and caliber. Sideplated boxlock action features top tang safety with rifle/ shotgun selector lever on left plate, as well as, double triggers with front trigger set. Action is engraved with nearly full coverage deeply cut medium scroll. Fences and beads are engraved with round leaves interspersed with inlaid full relief silver beads. Lightly marbled European walnut horn capped full pistol grip buttstock measures 13-5/8″ over black “Decelerator” rifle pad, and features semi-hogback comb, Tyrolean cheekpiece with two shadow lines, chin strap transition from grip to butt, and skip-line point pattern checkering with broad borders, and carved oak leaf and acorn at bottom of grip. Matching long splinter forend has Deeley type release. Bore diameter: left-.667, right -.669. Bore restrictions: left -.025, right -.029. Wall thickness: left -.026, right -.028. Drop at heel: 2-15/16″, drop at comb: 1-11/16″. Weight without scope: 7 lbs. 4 oz. LOP: 13-5/8″. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbl retains 95% + orig blue. Action retains 85 – 90% case hardening color, silvered on edges, thumbpiece, and tangs. Stocks retain nearly all their orig finish, with a few minor marks. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Set trigger works. Ultra Dot sight has some scratches on exterior, otherwise it is excellent. 4-45179 MGM243 (2,500-3,500)

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*FINE FRANZ KETTNER OVER UNDER DOUBLE RIFLE WITH EXTRA BARRELS. SN 3023. Cal. 8 x 60R (.318 Bore diameter), 6.5 x 57R. Both bbl sets are identical except for caliber and proof date, being 23-1/2″ demi-bloc Krupp steel with full length, swamped, matted ribs. Large U-notch rear sights have one standing, one folding leaf. Large sourdough type front sights are longitudinally dovetailed into raised portion of rib. Claw scope bases are fitted at breech ends, which are engraved “Franz Kettner” and “Koln – Suhl” on either side of ribs. Breech ends are scroll engraved. Left sides of bottom bbls are stamped with SNs and calibers. Both sets of bbls are stamped with German nitro proofs; 8 x 60 Bbls dated 5/36 and 6.5 bbls, 4/38. Unusual coin finished sideplated boxlock action featuring double Kerston lock, double triggers (both set), and unusual transverse safety bolt with large blued lever on left plate, is engraved with exceptionally well cut, medium, shaded, open scroll with stippled background. Nicely filed fences are engraved to match. Horn trigger guard extends to blued steel grip cap which is inlaid in gold with “AZ” monogram. Well marbled and lightly figured European walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/4″ over open-sided red pad, and features inlet diamond horn drop points, diamond hand, right hand shadow line cheekpiece, and 28 LPI point pattern checkering with line border. Matching one piece slim forend has Deeley type release. With 6.5 Barrels: Drop at heel: Approx 2-1/4″, drop at comb: Approx 1-1/2″. Weight: 7 lbs. 5 oz. LOP: 14-1/4″. With 8 x 60 Barrels: Drop at heel: Approx 2-1/4″, drop at comb: Approx 1-1/2″. Weight: 7 lbs. 7 oz. LOP: 14-1/4″. Also included with rifle is tan soft leather carrying case, with no provision for extra bbl, and a narrow sling. Included in this lot are 3 bx of 8x60R and 4 bx 6.5x57R ammo. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain nearly all of their orig blue. Action retains nearly all of its French gray finish, slightly darkened in engraving, and on tang. Top lever and safety are very slightly silvered. Horn trigger guard is fine with no cracks or insect damage. Stock retains a considerable amount of what is undoubtedly its orig finish, with some oil possibly added. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Set triggers work. Leather accessories are good. A great handling little rifle. 4-45178 MGM241 (3,500-5,500)

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*ERNST KERNER HEEREN ACTION KIPPLAUF – STUTZEN. SN 5727. Cal. 7 x 57R. This fine light pre-war carbine, built on this interesting and compact single shot action, proof date “11/36″, has 23-1/2” one third octagon, two thirds round bbl with matted integral rib, fitted with one standing, one folding leaf rear sight and red bead front longitudinally dovetailed into ramped portion of rib at muzzle. Milled out area on top of rib is engraved “Robert Hubner, Darmstadt” (retailer). Case hardened action with large scroll engraving and small scroll borders is stamped “Heeren” on top left side, and on hinged trigger guard/ firing mechanism, which incorporates all moving parts, including unusual set trigger/ cocking lever. Safety toggle is on right side of action. Top of receiver ring has small flat stippled area surrounded by “Ernst Kerner & Co. Suhl”, noted pre WWII maker of this action, which was first produced in the 1890’s by Nagel & Menz. These actions have always been highly regarded, and were produced on a limited basis by Glasser in Switzerland and are presently being made by the esteemed firm Hartmann & Weiss in Hamburg. Lightly marbled European walnut full steel capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/4″ over ribbed horn buttplate, and features small shadow line right hand cheekpiece, and 24 LPI checkering with double line and mullered borders. Two piece forend extends to muzzle with removable rear portion affixed to bbl with side nail through oval steel escutcheons. It has a small schnabel and is separated from front portion with diagonal horn spacer. Matching front portion has schnabeled horn tip. A bail type sling loop is installed, with matching loop on toe line of buttstock. Drop at heel: Approx 2-15/16″. Drop at comb: Approx 1-5/8″. Weight: 6 lbs. 1 oz. LOP: 14-1/4″. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains most of its orig blue, and action most of its orig case color with scattered pinprick pitting overall. Bright blue on triggers and opening latch is quite strong, again with some freckling. Stocks retain most of their orig oil finish, grain a bit open, with numerous light marks on buttstock and some heavier marks on front forend section where sling bail has cracked in half. Checkering shows slight wear. Bore is excellent, bright and shiny with strong rifling throughout. Action is crisp. Screws unmolested. A fast handling little woods carbine in a great caliber. 4-45107 MGM192 (5,000-7,000)

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CARPATHIAN STALKING RIFLE BY KISZELA KAROLY OF PEST HUNGARY (?). SN NSN. Cal. 10.5 x 47 R (?). This unusual, highly embellished lightweight rifle, built on a Werndl pivoting block action, has 29″ octagonal bbl with central portion turned round, with wedding band transitions, and is fitted with pivoting V-notch rear sight and blade front dovetailed through. Breech end is inlaid with gold scrolled acanthus, and “FEGYVERGYAROS” and “PESTEN” on flats either side of top, which is inlaid in gold “KISZELA KAROLY”. Action with shaped island back action lock mounting flat-faced chamfered high spurred hammer, is engraved with exceptionally well cut semi-relief scrolled acanthus with fine stippled background shading. Receiver ring has inlaid gold scrolled acanthus matching bbl, which also appears on lockplate, and hammer. Lockplate is also inlaid in gold “KISZELA PESTEN”. Hammer with integral long nose, is nicely sculpted with grotesque animal’s head having gold inlaid eyes. Trigger plate with shaped finial is mounted with single set trigger. Nicely filed trigger guard has matching engraving with nicely scroll carved horn grip. Hardwood (Elm ?) nicely figured and streaked half stock with swept right hand cheekpiece and chamfered border point pattern checkering, has large scrolled acanthus carving on forend with full relief grotesque bearded human face with rams horns. Left side of stock behind cheekpiece has well rendered relief carving of stag with stippled background. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains considerable amount of its orig brown, silvered to gray freckled patina from carrying. Action and lock retain a considerable amount of what appears to be their orig French gray finish, toned, and browning on tail of lock. Stock retains most of its orig French polish finish, slightly crazed, and with a few minor marks. Checkering and carving darkened in background. A nicely appointed interesting high quality rifle. 4-46024 MGM316 (3,000-5,000)

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*EXCEPTIONAL HIGH RELIEF ENGRAVED AND CARVED A. D. BIEBER MARTINI SCHUETZEN RIFLE. SN 6906. Cal. .815 x 46R. This very fine Schuetzen rifle has 29-1/2″ fluted octagon bbl with integrally milled rear bbl sight dovetail, and tapered bottom rib for cleaning rod mounted with two plain pipes holding plain steel rod. A sling loop is mounted on rear pipe with corresponding loop on buttstock. Top flat of bbl is matted, and inlaid with silver “A. D. Bieber Kronach”. Exceptionally small front bead is adjustable for windage in dovetailed-on front ramp with bead protecting ears. Bottom of bbl is stamped with SN and BUG German proofs. Martini type pivoting block action is stamped “Patent F. W. Kessler” on right side of pin detachable breech block. Removable firing and set trigger mechanism is fitted with very fine four lever double set trigger. Schuetzen type trigger guard has long spurred grip and smaller finger spur. Action is engraved with exceptionally well done full relief large acanthus scroll with floral highlights with fine stippled background. Superimposed human and allegorical figures include jaeger tiptoeing up behind a bare chested winged female figure on right side of action. Left side portrays same jaeger with raised libation cup looking over his shoulder toward similar figure, however in this case the figure has the head of a goat and a hairy torso with pendulous breasts. Receiver ring has deep relief sculpted scroll with acanthus highlights and portrait of another jaeger. Bottom of action with matching scroll has full height jaeger on pedestal. Opening lever has Greenman at base with matching acanthus scroll. All of these vignettes are outlined with gold wire inlay with scroll flourishes. Opening lever has gold inlaid monogram “PC”. Action tang is fitted with base for pedestal mounted optical rear sight, with windage and elevation adjustments, which is present. Diopter has five different magnifications, and is marked “W & H. Seibert Wetzlar”. Nicely fiddle figured European walnut Schuetzen stock with large saddle type cheekpiece, has heavy steel hooked buttplate engraved with cherub at bottom, and relief Greenman at top. Stock is nicely carved with target shooting scenes reminiscent in style of the engraving of action, having large scrolled acanthus, with obviously pleased target shooter in plumed hat, twirling his mustache, looking at tender holding a target with bulls-eye. Left side of stock behind cheekpiece has full relief carving of marksman in alpine setting, dancing a jig and waving his hat, with target in background showing a few close hits, and a bulls-eye. Matching relief carved forend attaches to bbl with side nail through shaped German silver escutcheons. Weight: 11 lbs 2 oz. CONDITION: Excellent, as found. Bbl retains nearly all of its orig brown finish closely matching untouched finish under forend. Action and other metal parts retain most of their orig French gray which has darkened somewhat, and would greatly profit from a careful cleaning. Stocks show little wear to their orig finish, however there are a number of minor marks with some fairly deep, especially behind trigger guard. A crack has developed from tang screw toward trigger plate, and has been stabilized inside with a screwed in brass plate. With some careful work this crack can probably be made to “disappear”. Bore is excellent, bright and shiny throughout. Action and set triggers are crisp. Orig diopter sight is missing its retaining screw. This superb rifle can only get better with a little TLC. 4-45119 MGM206 (5,000-8,000)

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VERY FINE C SCHENK PERCUSSION MILITARY/ TARGET RIFLE WITH CASE AND ACCESSORIES. SN NSN. Cal. .65. (.650 Groove diameter 16-groove rifling) 31″ Heavy, slightly swamped, octagon bbl is inlaid in gold “C : Schenk in Bern” on top flat in front of dovetailed sight base. One wide, and one thin gold band are inlaid at muzzle and breech. Bbl is etched overall leaving a pattern of stars. Patent breech is case hardened with rounded nipple bolster. Breech iron is also case hardened. Bright polished lock with flat plate and truncated tail, is fitted with flat sided hammer with removable nose. Lock is inlaid in gold “C : Schenk in Bern”. Lock is meant to be removed when rifle is cased, and held in place by heat blued screw with oval T-head. Trigger plate has removable four lever double set trigger, front trigger being very fine tapered wire. Off hand type steel trigger guard has filed in finger grooves and spur. Nicely figured, dense European walnut stock extends to muzzle with horn cap, and fastens to bbl with three side nails through elliptical steel escutcheons. Florally etched ramrod with brass tip mounts through two etched pipes and tailpipe, which is integral with front mount of trigger guard. Stock features nicely cut checkering with elliptical borders, off hand shadow line cheekpiece for right handed shooter, vacant silver shield at top of grip, steel double hook off hand buttplate, and inset burl walnut panel shaped like and opposite lock and has ten inlaid silver stars. All metal parts are etched with floral motifs, with stars as counterpoint. Stock also features a front bail type sling loop and standard wide loop on butt. This fine rifle is housed in its original walnut case lined in blue velvet, containing an array of unusual and original loading tools and implements, in French fitted and lidded compartments. Implements include: very fine and highly unusual brass powder measure/ drop tube. Measure has scale adjustments from one to nine. Also included is brass embossed copper bodied brass trimmed powder flask with spring loaded charging stopper, and cap receptacle in bottom. Flask is embossed with marksman and hounds in pursuit of hare in meadow, with dogs face flanked by hogs heads and acanthus at bottom, and stand of hunting arms in lower wreath at top. Line under hunting scene embossed “J. N. A Paris. N.” Also included are a brass capper scroll engraved on top, bottom with circular catch engraved with recumbent dog watching flushing pigeon, along with “Schenk a Bern”; Blued steel bullet mold casting 65 caliber round ball engraved “Schenk”; and very well made steel nutcracker type sprue cutter. Loading and ramming tools include: rosewood shafted mallet with burl boxwood head and brass tail, and smaller starting rod with round horn head and brass tail, along with 2-pc brass mounted full length ramrod. One covered compartment contains round balls, another a cleaning rag, and third an octagonal steel oil bottle. There are empty French fitted compartments in case for three turnscrews, another for unknown implement, but now contains rear sight. Lock and mounting pin have their own compartments. CONDITION: Excellent. Metal parts retain most of all their orig finishes. Steel parts are browning somewhat. Top spur of hammer is broken off (piece is in case). Stock retains nearly all of its orig oil finish with a few minor marks. Bore is excellent, bright, sharp and shiny, but with a bit of frosting at muzzle. Lock is crisp. Set triggers work. Case retains most of its orig finish, with some scuffs and marks, one 3″ chip is missing from front corner of lid. Interior cloth is good, showing compressions from gun and accessories. Some French fitted compartment edges are worn through, especially the large compartment for the rifle. Accessories are very fine. A very fine, nearly complete, ensemble by a highly regarded Swiss gunmaker. Heer lists him as working in Bern from 1781 – 1834, and building the first military weapons in Europe, using the percussion system. 4-45125 MGM248 (5,000-8,000)

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SUPERB MICHAEL EHINGER FLINTLOCK DOUBLE RIFLE WITH CASE, EXTRA SHOTGUN BARRELS, AND ACCESSORIES. SN 992. Cal. 54 & 16 ga. As related in Sept. 2004 GAME AND GUN GAZETTE; this beautifully made set by renowned gunmaker, Michael Ehinger of Stedman, NC, who specializes in recreating early guns in “best” style; evolved from the original intention of the late Mr. Henry Blagden, to have a double flint shotgun made in the style of Samuel and Charles Smith of London. These fine gunmakers were known for their exquisitely sculpted, unique flint ignition system, of the highest quality. Mr. Ehinger borrowed an original Smith flint gun from famed engraver and gunmaker, Linton McKenzie, as a model. Mr. McKenzie also agreed to engrave this fine firearm. Before the project was finished, Mr. Blagden also had a pair of rifle bbls fitted. Although he used the shotgun bbls often, he found he had greater use for the rifle bbls at his “Oak Knoll Ranch”, and needed a different stock with cheekpiece fitted. For the traditional stock Mr. Blagden desired, he turned to well known ex-Purdey stocker, writer, and photographer, David Trevallion. Mr. Trevallion copied the style and cheekpiece from an original Purdey rifle, using a piece of exceptionally fine Teyssier French walnut. The beginnings of this saga are told by Henry Blagden himself in his article, “The Smith Gun” of Autumn 1994 in THE DOUBLE GUN JOURNAL. The 29-1/2″ rifle barrels, with raised, flat, full length rib, fitted with one standing, four folding leaf express rear, and longitudinally dovetailed ivory bead with flip-up night bead front sights, is engraved “MICHAEL EHINGER STEDMAN, NORTH CAROLINA” at rear. 29″ Shotgun barrels match markings of the rifle bbls, except are fitted with concave game rib. Both bbl sets have their own ebony ramrod with brass head and tail with worm under cap, mounted in beaded pipes with sling eyes attached to central pipes. Beautifully filed and polished inset patent breeches have platinum lined touch holes, and wide and narrow inlaid platinum bands fore and aft. Beautifully made locks, correct copying Smith’s sculpted style, with forward tilted waterproof pans, and uniquely shaped roller frizzens, having rollers on springs. Locks are made with Smith’s style of attachment at front, and are fitted with uniquely shaped flat-faced serpentine cocks. Lockplates and cocks are beautifully engraved with shaded scrolled acanthus, “EHRINGER” is in front of cocks, and as noted before, the work of Linton McKenzie. Trigger plate and thimble have stylized pineapple finials. Trigger plate is signed “L. McKenzie”. Blued trigger guard with matching engraving on bow, has SN “992” at grip. Finely crafted and beautifully finished (David Trevellion’s mark “DT” is in bbl channel, and left lock mortise), darkly streaked, and stump figured European walnut stock measures 14-5/8″ over blued steel buttplate with long top tang, engraved “RIFLE.” “CHARGE 3-1/2 drms” “FFG” “445 gr CONICAL” “SHOTGUN.” “2-3/4 drms. FFG” “1 oz SHOT”. Stock features finely sculpted early style beaded and double shadow line right hand cheekpiece, mouse ear drop points, and perfectly executed 18 LPI flat top checkering with mullered borders at grip and forend. Bbls mount to stock with single captive side nail through oval silver escutcheons. Sling eye matching that on bbls is on toe line, and silver truncated rectangle engraved with initials “HHB” is at its traditional place at top of grip. 54 Caliber rifle bbls: Bore diameter: left-.545 groove diameter, right -.542 groove diameter. Drop at heel: Approx 2-1/8″, drop at comb: Approx 1-5/8″. Weight: 9 lbs. 8 oz. LOP: 14-5/8″. 16 ga. bbls: Bore diameter: left-.672, right -.672. Bore restrictions: left -.010, right -.000. Wall thickness at muzzles: left -.045, right -.045. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7 lbs. 8 oz. LOP: 14-5/8″. Exceptionally fine, streaked mahogany. blind dovetailed, custom case with pivoting hook latches, inlet rounded brass corners, and inlet circular D-ring handle on lid, has central medallion engraved “HHB”. Case is lined with dark green baize with Michael Ehinger’s gold embossed black leather label on lid, and contains an array of finely made accessories, in many compartments. Traditional lift-out mahogany lock holders contain Sykes type shot and powder canisters, and various cleaning equipment and wads, in compartments underneath. Other accessories include beautifully made Davis type brass mold for conical bullet engraved with SN, Dixon and Son leather covered powder flask, small newly made leather covered priming flask, 3-pc ebony and brass cleaning rod, ebony and brass bow-tie turnscrews, black leather long shot flask with patented dipper spout, turned brass grease bottle, blued steel oil bottle, ebony cleaning brush, case hardened mainspring vise, ebony and brass bullet starter, steel wad punch engraved with SN, and various mops and brushes. A spare ramrod for each bbl set is in each compartment. PROVENANCE: Henry H. Blagden Estate Collection. Online portion of Shooting Sportsman’s Game and Gun Gazette, Sept 2004. Autumn 1994 copy of DGJ. CONDITION: Excellent, showing light wear to all finishes as would be expected from half a decade of normal light carrying and use. Brown of bbls slightly silvered above forend. Trigger guard is silvered at grip, and buttplate at heel. A few light marks are on stock. Case is excellent, with a few marks and stains on exterior. Interior is excellent, with a few minor rubs and compressions. Accessories are excellent. A truly exceptional multi-purpose flint set, virtually impossible to duplicate, and would likely be well over $100,000 to even try. 4-46044 MGM297 (40,000-60,000)

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HUGE J. DICKSON FOUR BORE HAMMER SHOTGUN MADE FOR CHARLES GORDON, WITH ORIGINAL CASE, LEATHER OUTER COVER, AND ACCESSORIES. SN 4234. Cal. 4 Bore. 4″ Chambers. Massive 42″ dovetailed steel barrels are engraved “John Dickson & Son. 63 Princes Street. Edinburgh.” on broad flat raised rib with dolls head extension. Bbl flats are stamped with orig London proofs and 1988 nitro re-proofs at .957″ and 4″ chambers. “J. D & S” and SN are stamped at front of flats. Robust, almost 3″ high, 4-3/4″ long, 3-1/4″ wide, case hardened Jones under lever action has nicely filed fences. 5-1/2″ Down curved peninsula back action locks have rebounding tall serpentine hammers. Action and locks are engraved with about 80% coverage classic small English scroll. “John Dickson & Son” is engraved on both lockplates. Case hardened steel trigger guard is also scroll engraved with SN on grip, which extends to large engraved steel grip cap. Finely marbled, and lightly figured Circassian walnut full capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-9/16″ over 6-1/2″ high steel buttplate with long scroll engraved top extension. Coarse flat top checkering is mostly borderless, but with curved mullered borders at front ends. A silver oval on toe line is engraved with initials “R. A. H. C”. Fully checkered large splinter forend has shaped steel tip and mounts to bbl with side nail through engraved oval escutcheons with circular extensions. Bore diameter: left-.957, right -.957. Bore restrictions: left – Approx .032, right – Approx .037. Wall thickness: left -.070, right -.068. Drop at heel: 2-5/8″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 22 lbs. 5 oz. LOP 14-9/16″. 45″ Long, 12-1/4″ wide, and 4-1/2″ deep original makers quartered oak case, has pivoting brass hook closures, inlet cyma curved brass corners, round central brass medallion, and D-ring handle on right end. Lid is held by 4 hinges. Case is lined in medium green felt with unusual black, heavy card, gold embossed and edged, John Dickson & Son label. Compartments in bottom are semi-French fitted for action and bbls. Orig accessories are French fitted and include: unmarked, green painted brass and blued steel ebony handled 4 bore roll crimping tool; lacquered brass and ebony shot and powder dippers; horn handled turnscrew; rosewood handled turnscrew; ebony handled off-set striker key; 4 bore broken case extractor; large pewter oil bottle marked “G & J. W. Hawksley”; and turned bone striker bottle containing pair of spare strikers and nipples. An extremely large 2-pc brass and rosewood cleaning rod is in its own compartment. Other compartments contain a pair of nickel-plated snap caps marked “John Dickson & Son” and “4”; an assortment of 3 brass and paper 4-bore cases; brass 4-bore recapper; and a number of mops, turks heads, and brushes for cleaning. Large leather outer cover for case is lined with pillow ticking and has double flap closure secured by three straps, and has provision for 3 straps around body of case, two are present. Top of outer case is embossed “CHARLES GORDON ESQr”. Also included is a 2-pc cardboard box with yellow label for Eley 4-ga cartridges, containing 5 loaded Eley cartridges with red hulls, and 3 with flesh colored hulls marked “Eley Nobel”. PROVENANCE: 1989 factory letter with factory records and Christies auction listing. Cover letter relates that this is one of only two 4-bore Dickson doubles ever made,and “the wildfowl migrating south will have to fly at the same altitude as 747s to avoid the barrage which this monster can hose out.” (This gun is pictured and described on pages 48 – 49 of CHARLES GORDON MAGNIFICENT MADNESS by Donald Dallas.It appears CG ordered this gun as a Christmas present for himself.). CONDITION: Excellent, as partially refinished. Bbls retain nearly all of a London quality re-black, probably done at time of re-proof. Engraving on rib and ends of bbls is slightly washed. All metal parts retain 40 – 50% orig case hardening color, quite vivid in protected areas, but are mostly pewter gray to brown. Buttplate has been re-blued, and retains nearly all of that blue. Stocks retain what appear to be most of their orig finish. Checkering sympathetically re-run. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny throughout, with some very minor frosting at breech ends. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Locks are crisp. Case is very fine, retaining nearly all its orig finish, with a few minor scrapes and marks, and an incipient 6″ crack on lid. Original interior cloth is fine showing numerous small spots of discoloration to yellow, and minor marks and soiling from contact with gun. Label is very fine, but with dime sized indentation from contact with hammer screw. Accessories for the most part are excellent. Horn handled turnscrew is most probably a replacement as it does not fit compartment well. Green paint on crimping tool is considerably chipped, and blued portions are flaked. Leather outer cover is fine, leather for the most part still light in color, with a number of stains and marks, as would be expected from 150 years of wear and tear. Leather closing straps are intact, but getting tired. One of the banding straps has lost its tongue. A truly exceptional, investment quality, unique gun made for Britain’s most noted eccentric collector. 4-45099 MGM194 (40,000-60,000)

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EXQUISITE PAIR OF DICKSON PERCUSSION DUELING PISTOLS WITH ORIGINAL CASE, ACCESSORIES, AND OUTER COVER, MADE FOR CHARLES GORDON. SN 4894/ 4895. (ca. 1897) Cal. .590. This wonderful pair of pistols was made for the noted eccentric collector, Charles Gordon, who commissioned dozens of anachronistic high quality guns from many of Britain’s top gun makers, most notably Dickson’s of Edinburgh. These guns replicate a pair of dueling pistols from the 1830’2 or 1840’s, featuring 10″ octagonal browned twist bbls of large caliber, and smooth bore, in this case mounted with express sights. Tops of bbls are engraved “John Dickson & Son. 63 Princes Street Edinburgh.” with “1” and “2” for each gun, respectively. Percussion patent breeches have engraved platinum “blow-outs” and inlaid platinum bands fore and aft. Breech irons with integral fences are nicely scroll engraved and marked either “1” or “2”. Case hardened back action peninsula locks are fitted with rifle style flat bodied hammers. Front sliding safety bolts engage hammers at half cock. Locks and hammers are engraved with exceptionally well cut small shaded scroll. “John Dickson & Son” is in scrolled ribands on each plate. Charcoal blued scroll engraved trigger guards have pineapple finials and SNs on tangs. Nicely streaked, and slightly figured stocks extend to muzzles, are affixed to bbls with two side nails through engraved oval steel escutcheons. Scroll engraved ramrod pipes hold rosewood ramrods with brass tulip heads and rounded tails. Stocks terminate in case hardened steel capped butts with wraparound flat top coarse checkering, and have vacant gold oval crest plates at tops of grips. Pistols are housed in quartered oak case with pivoting hook closures, inlet brass corners, and central brass disk on lid. D-ring brass carrying handle is on right side. Case is lined with diamond embossed tan leather, with light chocolate brown gold-embossed pigskin Dickson label on lid. Case compartments are both semi-French fitted, and full French-fitted, holding a fine array of original accessories, as was much loved by Mr. Gordon. Accessories include a turned boxwood patch container, another one matching for caps; 2 turned ivory bottles, each containing a spare nipple marked “1” or “2”; two small copper bodied “C & J. W. Hawksley” powder flasks; two “Davis Improved” round ball molds marked “No. 25”; single Hawksley pewter oil bottle; single polished steel and case hardened patch cutter marked “S.A”; two horn handled Hawksley turnscrews; horn handled nipple key; rosewood loading rod with ovoid ebony top, and brass jag tip; and two spare ramrods with brass tulip heads, and tails with steel worms under caps. Quartered oak central box with sliding cover contains some round lead balls. There are two covered compartments with brass knobs, one containing the original key. This spectacular case comes with its original harness leather outer cover, lined with mattress ticking, with four flap closure, secured by two straps. There are two lateral belts around outer cover for added security. Heavy leather carrying handle is on end opposite flaps. Top of case cover is embossed “CHARLES GORDON ESQ”. PROVENANCE: 1965 Factory letter with factory records, and old description of the pistols. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine, near new, possibly unfired. Pistols retain nearly all their orig brilliant finish, with only the slightest silvering on the sharpest edges of bbls, and barely noticeable thinning of case color on tail of lock on pistol no. “1”. Stocks retain nearly all of their French polish finish with only a few very light handling marks, and one or 2 deeper knocks with some slight chipping of finish toward muzzle of pistol no. “1”. Bright blue of trigger guards has some flaking at grips. Bores are bright and shiny, and appear to have their orig polish. Locks are crisp. Exterior finish of case is excellent, with only a few minor marks and some lifting of lacquer on brass. Interior leather is very fine, showing some compressions and rubs, from contact with guns and accessories. Label is excellent except a minor rub in center from brass knob of central compartment. All accessories are generally excellent. One spare ramrod is a replacement, being of ebony and not rosewood. Outer cover is very fine, leather still light in color with many minor marks and some darkening and lifting of grain on corners, some of which are beginning to come unstitched. Closure flaps are fine, but show cracking and lifting of grain, and becoming brittle. One of the closure straps is missing, and one of the straps around case has tongue detached, the other repaired. 4-45078 MGM195 (15,000-25,000)

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CASED PAIR OF JOHN DICKSON PERCUSSION PISTOLS WITH ACCESSORIES. SN 4672/ 4673. (1894) Cal. .52 Smooth bore. Interesting pair of pistols made 50 years after their time, for the eccentric collector, Charles Gordon, with 6″ round blued steel barrels engraved “John Dickson & Son, 63 Princes Street EDINBURGH.” on tops. Case hardened patent breeches have engraved platinum “blow-outs”. Breech irons with integral V-notch rear sights are marked “1” and “2”, respectively. Case hardened back action peninsula locks with front sliding safeties mount rifle style tall hammers. Charcoal blued trigger guards have stylized pineapple finials. All metal parts are engraved with well cut traditional small English scroll. “John Dickson & Son” is in scrolled ribands on each lockplate. SNs are at grips. Nicely streaked European walnut French polished stocks extend to muzzles, are affixed to bbls with single side nails through engraved oval steel escutcheons. Single beaded end pipes and tailpipes hold ebony ramrods with brass tulip heads and brass tails with steel worms under caps. Stocks with square steel capped butts have square checkering with mullered borders. Makers quartered oak case with pivoting hook closure and inlet cyma curved brass corners has circular brass medallion in lid. Plain D-ring carrying handle is on right side. Interior is lined with light brown diamond patterned leather with brown leather gold-embossed John Dickson label. Case partitions are French fitted for guns and Mr. Gordon’s usual array of top quality accessories, including rosewood loading mallet, with removable leather faced head, and steel worm under heavy cap contoured to fit ball during loading. Other accessories include horn handled nipple wrench, ivory handled nipple and hammer nose cleaning jags, ribbed copper bodied Hawksley flask, another Hawksley flask with leather body, pair of horn handled Hawksley turnscrews, two round Hawksley oil bottles, small German silver capper marked “S. Allport Improved”, Davis type steel bullet mold marked “Improved no. 32”, and 4 empty bottles with screw tops, two of ivory, marked “1” and “2” which were probably for spare nipples, a larger bottle with mushroom cap made of boxwood, and another boxwood patch bottle. There are two covered compartments, one holding key with ivory tag for “pair of single M. L. pistols”, with SNs on rear. CONDITION: Excellent, essentially as new, probably unfired. These spectacular pistols retain virtually all of their orig finish on wood and metal, with only one or 2 very minor marks, most on pistol no. “1”. Case retains most of its orig varnish finish with some minor rubs and marks, some lacquer has lifted on brass. Lid is slightly warped and will not dog down. Interior leather is very fine, with some staining and rubs in leather on lid. Label is also somewhat stained. French fitted compartments are excellent, leather still quite bright with a few minor rubs from contact with guns. Accessories are excellent, essentially as new. An exceptional pair of investment quality pistols. 4-45097 MGM196 (15,000-20,000)

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ANACHRONISTIC J. PURDEY PERCUSSION DOUBLE RIFLE WITH CASE AND ACCESSORIES. SN 9219. (1874) Cal. .40 (.420 Groove diameter Metford rifling). This interesting rifle built six years after the last of the famed two groove express rifles, which were still being produced well into the breech loading era, has 29″ steel bbls with full length flat rib, raised toward muzzle, fitted with through dovetailed single standing rear sight, with ivory blade screwed on, and silver bead front dovetailed through end of rib. “J. Purdey, 314-1/2, Oxford Street, London.” is engraved on rib in front of rear sight. Bottoms of bbls are fitted with three plain ramrod pipes, the central one with sling eye, and rear with loop, holding correct SNed Greenheart ramrod with brass tail and tip, which has deep groove to engage retaining stud at muzzle end of bbls. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with London proofs and SNs. Case hardened, SNed, patent breeches with engraved platinum vented “blow-outs” have platinum lines inlaid at rear, and feather engraving on rib extension. Correct type rifle nipples with platinum lined vents are installed. Right nipple is stamped “R” on bolster. Breech iron is filed with integral high fences. Front action locks fitted with typical Purdey late style tall flat faced percussion hammers, have front sliding safeties that engage at half cock. Breech iron and locks are engraved with exceptionally well cut minuscule shaded scroll engraving, undoubtedly the work of noted Purdey engraver J. Lucas. Trigger plate has simple circular finial. Charcoal blued trigger guard with large checkered spur forming pistol grip, has SN at grip. Honey-colored, dark streaked, and finely fiddle figured Circassian walnut stock measures 14-1/2″ over checkered wood butt, and features typical Purdey long beaded shadow line right hand cheekpiece, and standard flat top checkering with mullered borders at grip and forepiece. Vacant silver oval and sling eye, matching that on bbl, are on toe line. Stock fastens to bbls with single side nail through ovoid engraved steel escutcheons with circular tips. Drop at heel: Approx. 2-1/16″. Drop at comb: Approx. 1-3/4″. Weight: 8 lbs. 12 oz. Beautifully fiddle figured mahogany case with pivoting hook latches and inlet circular D-ring handle, is also of an earlier style than would be expected for this rifle, as generally Purdey rifles were cased in quartered oak by the 1850’s. Removable wad container has remnants of paper dot inside where SN is usually inked in, and is illegible. Rifle fits case well, however bbls are not oriented in the normal manner, and ramrod needs to be removed for bbls to fit. Interior is lined with green cloth with orig Purdey Oxford Street blue printed label, and contains early dark brown leather sling with steel snap swivels, very fine 2-pc case hardened nipple wrench with pricker mounted on shaft, having two brass caps on handle covering container for pair of nipples and turnscrew in its leather wallet marked “962 DR”, crystal oil bottle with nickel-plated screw top, Purdey marked horn handled turnscrew, 2-pc small caliber wood and brass cleaning rod, reproduction Sykes type brass capper, and new nutcracker type round ball mold stamped “.395” and “Made in England”, as well as a small deerskin leather drawstring bag. PROVENANCE: Email from Purdeys relating that it was a 70 bore double bbl muzzle loading rifle completed in 1874 for Sir C. Lampson. Henry H. Blagden Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent, as partially refinished. Bbls retain most of what appears to be orig blue, but is possibly an older high quality re-blue. Breech plugs retain a considerable amount of their case hardening color, but show cleaning to mostly pewter gray. Breech iron and locks retain 70 – 80% orig case hardening color, strong and vivid on plates. Safeties retain most of their orig fire blue. Trigger guard retains most of what appears to be its orig charcoal blue, flaked somewhat on bow, and considerably at tail. Stocks retain nearly all of an old nicely done oil finish over some minor marks, sharp edges slightly softened, and beads of cheekpiece are slightly filled with finish. Checkering on forend partially re-run. Repaired crack runs along bottom of forepiece from thimble to side nail. Bores are excellent, near mint, with a hint of frosting toward muzzles. Locks and safeties are crisp. Exterior of case is fine, showing an old refinish and repair at rear of lid. Interior cloth is fine with some repairs of areas that have been worn through. Partitions are sound. Label is very fine, slightly foxed, with area of repair at upper left corner. Sling is good, other accessories fine. A very unusual Purdey double. Donald Dallas in PURDEY THE DEFINITIVE HISTORY estimates that a total of 809 double percussion rifles were built by Purdeys. 4-46042 MGM291 (12,500-17,500)

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J. PURDEY PERCUSSION RIFLE/ SHOTGUN WITH CASE AND ACCESSORIES. SN 5020. Cal. .52 (2 Groove express rifling) groove diameter/ .560 (smooth bore). 32″ Damascus bbls with full length flat rib engraved “J. Purdey & Sons 314-1/2 Oxford Street London.” fitted with one standing, two folding leaf rear sight, and white bead front are stamped with London black powder proofs, SNs, and “JP” on bottoms. Bottoms of bbls are fitted with three plain pipes, central one with sling eye, rearmost with loop, holding orig SNed Greenheart ramrod, with steel worm under brass tail, and brass tip with large groove, which locks into keeper at muzzle. Patent breeches with engraved slit vented platinum “blow-outs” have scroll engraving on rib extension, platinum bands at rear, and are fitted with orig rifle nipple at left marked “L” on base, and modern shotgun type nipple on right. Breech iron is engraved with beautifully cut medium shaded scroll with floral highlights. Front action locks with front sliding safeties that engage at half cock are mounted with classic Purdey flat-faced rifle style hammers. Locks are engraved with open flowing scroll. “Purdey” is on each lockplate under safety. Hammers are scroll engraved on sides, with stylized dolphin heads. Scroll engraved trigger plate has extended circular end with circular finial for added strength. Blued trigger guard has long scroll supported spur forming grip. SN is behind spur. Beautifully marbled and figured Circassian walnut stock measures 14-3/8″ over checkered steel buttplate with 1-1/2″ spur. Stock is fitted with sling eye. Beautifully scroll engraved spring loaded patchbox on left side of butt, is engraved under lid “6 Powder, 2-1/2 drms”. (The normal load for early 40 bore Purdey express rifles.) Rifle is checkered at grip and forepiece with standard pattern, flat top, checkering with mullered borders. Stock attaches to bbls with single side nail through engraved oval escutcheons with circular ends. Quartered oak case with pivoting hook latches has inlet brass corners and circular D-ring handle on top. Case is lined with green cloth with correct blue printed paper Purdey 314-1/2 Oxford St. label on lid, and contains a number of original and later added accessories. Most important is original Davis type mold for winged conical bullet, (casting correct .518 groove diameter bullet) which is SNed to rifle. With mold are two hollow pointing pins with rosewood handles. Also included is pedestal type sizing die which fits bullets, and is scratch engraved with SN. Other accessories include: a Rapine .565 diameter nutcracker type round ball mold; a .603 diameter wad cutter; reproduction leather bodied shot flask containing shot; leather handled brass telescope marked “Made in France” on end cap; Curtis and Harvey’s powder can; and various percussion cap boxes containing bullets, patches, etc. Miscellaneous pieces include turned rosewood bullet starters, breech plug wrenches, and one broken bridle, another one cracked, and various worms and cleaning tips. Also envelopes with various patching materials. PROVENANCE: Purdey factory letter, 25 March 1952 stating that it was built in 1854. Correspondence from M. Ehinger, another notation that it was made for G. Heathcore. Henry H. Blagden Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent, as refinished. Bbls retain most of a very fine re-brown, with excellent definition to pattern, which has pleasingly silvered at muzzles, and at normal carry point at forend. Breech plugs, breech iron, locks, and patchbox retain most of their nicely colored re-case hardening, engraving softened. Trigger guard and buttplate retain most of their correct charcoal re-blue. Stocks retain nearly all of their rubbed oil finish, with a few minor marks, checkering correctly re-cut. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny throughout. Locks are crisp. Safeties work. Besides probable high quality replacement of bridle, a new side nail has been fashioned, and rear sight replaced, per bill for work from Michael Ehinger. Case exterior is good, retaining a considerable amount of orig finish, with a number of large repaired cracks. Interior cloth is good with marks from contact with gun and accessories, with some added pieces, and area worn through. Label is fine, considerably soiled at bottom. Original accessories are good. Later accessories are fine. L. Patrick Unsworth in THE EARLY PURDEYS, lists this rifle as a double 40 bore with 32″ barrels, with date of sale 9 August 1855, and a price of 84 pounds. It has been estimated that fewer than 250 Purdey double express rifles were produced. J. H. Walsh (Stonehenge) in the 2nd edition of THE SHOTGUN AND SPORTING RIFLE says “Foremost in simplicity and in established fame stand Mr. Purdey’s rifles, to possess one of which has been the object of most deer stalkers and rifle shots for many years … these rifles are all made with two grooves, the balls being a sugar loafed form and cast with two wings to fit the grooves.” 4-46043 MGM290 (7,500-12,500)

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WONDERFUL PARKER FIELD & SONS FLINTLOCK SHOTGUN. SN 10596. (ca 1860) Cal. 23 ga. (.600 Bore diameter). This late, but very well made, flintlock fowler has 30″ fine stub Damascus barrels, engraved, “Parker Field & Sons. 233 Holborn, London.” on concave game rib. Bottoms of bbls are fitted with three plain pipes holding ebony ramrod with brass tulip head and brass tail with steel worm under cap, and are stamped with London black powder proofs for 23 ga. Slightly inset patent breeches have platinum lined touch holes. Breech iron is nicely scroll engraved. Well made locks with latest style waterproof pans have roller frizzens with roller on spring, and are fitted with broad flat-faced, slightly chamfered, reinforced cocks. Lockplates have square-backed rebated tails. Plates and cocks are engraved with very cleanly cut large open scroll. Trigger plate and thimble have intricately filed stylized pineapple finials. Blued trigger guard is also scroll engraved. Lightly figured dense European walnut buttstock measures 14-1/4″ over blued steel buttplate with long scroll engraved top tang. Stock features nicely carved drop points, vacant silver oval at top of grip, and point pattern 20 LPI checkering with mullered borders at grip and forend. Stock mounts to bbls with captive side nail through engraved oval steel escutcheons. SN is stamped in bbl channels. Bore diameter: Left .592, right – .597. Wall thickness at muzzles:. Left -.075, right – .075. Drop at heel: 2-5/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7 lbs. 8 oz. LOP: 14-1/4″. PROVENANCE: Henry H. Blagden Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain nearly all of a fine quality London re-brown with excellent definition to interesting Damascus pattern, engraving and edges of rib are slightly softened. Patent breeches, breech iron and locks retain a considerable amount of their orig case hardening color, which has darkened somewhat overall, strong where protected. Trigger guard and buttplate retain most of their orig blue, slightly silvered and flaked, engraving sharp. Stock retains nearly all of its orig French polish finish, slightly crazed, with a number of marks, mostly minor, but a few fairly deep, mostly on bottom in front of trigger plate, with a few small areas chipped. Checkering is excellent, slightly worn. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny throughout. Loop and rear portion of bottom rib have detached. Loop reattached with super glue. Small area at bottom front of left lock mortise has been repaired. Overall an excellent, usable, double flint needing just some minor attention, to be ready for the field. 4-46045 MGM296 (5,500-8,500)

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G. E. LEWIS PERCUSSION DOUBLE RIFLE WITH EXTRA SHOTGUN BARRELS AND CASE. SN NSN. Cal. 62 .615 bore diameter – 2 grooves – .653 groove diameter / 12 ga. .740 bore diameter. 31″ Nicely patterned stub Damascus rifle bbls are engraved “G. E. Lewis Maker London” on raised, flat, top rib fitted with three folding leaf express rear sight and steel bead front dovetailed through muzzle portion of rib. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with Birmingham proofs for 21 bore, and fitted with plain Damascus ramrod pipes with large sling eye affixed to rearmost, holding hickory ramrod with grooved brass head retained by stud at front end. Patent breeches have “blow-out” plugs and rib extension engraved with face of tiger. Browned 30″ shotgun bbls have similar markings, two plain pipes hold rosewood ramrod with tulip shaped brass head and brass tail. Patent breech bbl extension is engraved with gallinaceous fowl. Breech iron with integral fences is engraved with grape and grape leaf motif. Bar action locks with tall round bodied serpentine hammers have front sliding safeties that engage at half cock. Plates are engraved with naively rendered African animals in tropical settings; lions chasing impala at rear of each lockplate, with a hippo (?) on left plate, and rhino on right in front of safety bar. “G. E. Lewis” is on each plate. Bodies of hammers are engraved with serpents and shaded scroll, and have stylized dolphin heads. Trigger plate and thimble are engraved with grape motif. Trigger guard with long checkered spur forming pistol grip, is engraved with bird dogs on bow, and grape leaves at tail. Nicely marbled and burl figured European walnut stock measures 14-3/8″ over steel buttplate with long top tang, engraved with hunting scenes and more grape leaves. Right side of stock has large diameter patchbox, cover engraved with incongruous meeting of lion and tiger quarreling over downed stag, with more grape leaves on hinge housing. Stock also features standard 18 LPI checkering with mullered borders, sling eye, and vacant silver oval behind trigger guard. Bbls attach to forend with side nail through oval steel escutcheons with circular extensions. Rifle bbls: Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 9 lbs. 13 oz. LOP 14-3/8″. Shot gun bbls: Bore diameter: left-.731, right -.729. Bore restrictions: left -000, right 000. Wall thickness at muzzles: left -.030, right -.032. Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 7 lbs. 6 oz. LOP:14-3/8″. Mahogany case for gun with extra bbls has pivoting hook closure and inlet brass corners with brass band reinforcing on bottom section, and inset folding D-ring circular handle with round central medallion on lid. Interior is lined with green baize, and contains a number of accessories including a brass Davis type mold with base plug casting a .550 diameter conical bullet, T-shaped nipple key, American Cap and Flask Co. embossed leather shot pouch with plaited lanyard, acanthus embossed copper bodied powder flask by G & J Hawksley, 3-pc beechwood BGI cleaning rod with assorted brushes and mops. CONDITION: Good. Rifle bbls retain 80 – 90% of what appears to be their orig brown, with very fine definition to pattern. Ramrod is a modern replacement, brass tip may be orig. Shotgun bbls retain most of an old re-brown with edges considerably rounded and engraving washed. Ramrod tail is missing worm and cap. Other metal parts show considerable softening of engraving, color added by application of heat, especially noticeable on trigger guard and lockplates. Stock retains most of an old oil finish over numerous marks, checkering re-cut. Large crack is repaired along bottom of forend. Rifle bores are excellent, bright and shiny. Shotgun bores are shiny throughout, but frosted with a few minor dents and pits. Locks are crisp. Safeties work. Case retains most of its exterior finish, with numerous marks and rubs, that have darkened. There is one minor crack in front left corner of bottom. Interior cloth is fine, with some marks and compressions. Partitions are good with a couple of minor breaks. Accessories are good. 4-45068 MGM212 (4,000-6,000)

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CASED ALEXANDER HENRY PERCUSSION SHOTGUN. SN NSN. (ca 1850) Cal. 12 ga. 28″ Browned twist barrels are engraved “A. Henry, Edinburgh.” on broad concave game rib. Bottoms of bbls mounting two plain pipes and third pipe with loop, hold ebony ramrod with brass tip and tail, which has steel worm under cap. Bottom of bbls are stamped with Birmingham proofs. No other marks are present. Breech plugs are nicely filed with engraved false blow-outs. Breech iron with integral high fences and bar action locks with high serpentine hammers, are engraved with very well cut large shaded scroll. “A Henry” is on each lockplate. Nicely figured European walnut straight grip stock is steel mounted, and measures 14-3/8″ over buttplate with long scroll engraved top tang. Trigger plate and thimble have stylized pineapple finials. Trigger guard is scroll engraved on bow and tang, with no markings. Stock has flat top 18 LPI checkering with mullered borders. Bore diameter: left-.744, right -.748. Bore restrictions: left -.000, right -.000. Wall thickness at muzzles: left-.031. right-.031. Drop at heel: 2″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7 lbs. 3 oz. LOP 14-3/8″. Mahogany case with pivoting hook closure, has shaped bow-tie brass inlay on lid. Interior is lined in purple velvet with paper Henry label, and contains an array of accessories, including: unmarked copper bodied flask with embossed scrolled acanthus, leather shot sling with 2 brass spring-loaded valves and dippers, 3-pc greenheart and brass cleaning rod, nipple wrench, and greenheart-handled nipple and hammer nose cleaning jags, along with a “G and J Hawksley” square oil bottle, and a tin of “Joyce” percussion caps, with paper labels. Modern 3/4″ wad cutter and wads are included. CONDITION: Very fine, as restored. Bbls retain nearly all of a very fine re-brown with good definition to pattern. Engraving is washed. Locks show traces of orig case hardening color where protected, but are mostly a pleasing pewter gray. Stock is nicely refinished, edges slightly rounded. Checkering correctly re-run. Bores are bright but frosted throughout. Locks are crisp. Case is good, retaining a considerable amount of orig finish with some added oil, with a number of cracks (one large across lid). Interior cloth is faded to brown, with numerous compressions and marks from contact with gun. Partitions are tight, with some minor repairs. Old accessories are good. Flask spring is considerably rusted, and body of flask is polished. Shot sling is nicely restored with new leather, and has valves refinished. Perfectly suitable for modern use. High quality shootable percussion guns, such as this, are quite scarce in todays market. 4-44195 MGM172 (4,000-6,000)

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JOHN MANTON PERCUSSION SHOTGUN WITH CASE. SN 9874. (1827) Cal. 16 ga. 30″ Twist barrels with broad game rib engraved “Joseph Manton & Son. 6. Holles St. Cavendish Sq e. London.” are mounted with two plain pipes holding ebony ramrod, which has brass tulip head and tail with steel worm under cap. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with London proofs, and engraved with SNs, which are also on patent breeches with German silver “blow-outs”. Breech iron with integral fences is nicely scroll engraved. Front action locks converted from flint to percussion, have rebated square tails, and are mounted with high spurred serpentine flat-faced hammers. Lockplates are engraved with feather borders, some scroll, with dogs flushing birds behind hammers, and “Joseph Manton & Son London” in front. Trigger plate and thimble have stylized pineapple finials. Blued trigger guard is engraved with dog and flushing bird on bow, and SN at grip. Dark, lightly figured, European walnut straight grip stock measures 14-1/4″ over steel buttplate, with long top tang. Coarse checkering is at grip and forend, with mullered borders. Rectangular silver crest plate is at top of grip, engraved “C. R.” Stock mounts to bbl with single side nail through ovoid steel escutcheons with circular tips. Bore diameter: left-.667, right -.664. Bore restrictions: left -000, right -000. Wall thickness at muzzle: left -.035, right -.045. Drop at heel: 1-15/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7 lbs. 3 oz. LOP 14-1/4″. Mahogany case with pivoting hook closure and brass reinforcing corners, has inset brass D-ring handle on lid, and inlaid ivory lock escutcheon. Interior is lined with green baize with John Manton label, and contains a Sykes patent copper-bodied shell flask, an old wad punch, nipple wrench, cleaning implements, and 2 F. Joyce cap tins. CONDITION: Very fine, as refurbished. Bbls retain most of a pleasing re-brown with good definition to pattern, over considerable light pinprick pitting. Locks and other iron furniture are cleaned to silver gray, except trigger guard and butt plate, which have been re-blued, SN picked up, and retain nearly all of that blue. Engraving on trigger guard and butt plate tang is considerably thinned. Stock has satin oil refinish, checkering re-cut and sharp. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny. Locks are crisp. Wood shows repairs in area between locks under bbls. Case has been refinished, cracks repaired. 1-1/4″ wide strip of lid replaced at rear. Interior cloth is fine, relined, with compressions. Old reproduction label is cracked, and with compressions. Accessories are good. A gun by the acknowledged master of his time, in fine shootable condition. 4-44194 MGM174 (4,000-6,000)

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RHINO HORN STOCKED ALFRED LANCASTER .450 DOUBLE RIFLE MADE FOR THE MAHARAJA OF BULRAMPORE WITH SPARE STOCKS AND CASE. SN 3793. Cal. .450 BPE. 29″ Fine Damascus barrels are inlaid in large gold Old English script, on full length flat top rib, “Manufactured for” “H. H. Sir Dig Bijay Singh Bahadur K. C. S. I. Maharaja of Bulrampore. Oudh. 1871”. Digvijay Singh (1818 – 1882) was conspicuous for his loyalty to the British during the Sepoy rebellion in 1857. He was awarded large estates and the honor of Knight Companion of the Star of India, and granted the title of Maharajah Bahadur in 1859. Rib also has a beautifully scroll engraved rear express sight with one standing, three folding leaves graduated for 100 to 400 yards, and longitudinally dovetailed silver bead front sight are installed. Tops of bbls are engraved “A. LANCASTER.” and “27. SOUTH AUDLEY STRt GROSVENOR SQre LONDON”. Bbl flats are stamped with London black powder proofs, and “50”. SNs are on bottom of bbls. Round bodied Jones under lever action has nicely filed fences. Peninsula back action locks have broad flat serpentine hammers with back sliding stalking safeties. Action and locks are engraved with beautifully cut small open shaded scroll. Scroll on locks and hammers is especially fine. “A. LANCASTER LONDON” is in scrolled device on tail of each lockplate. Hammers have stylized dolphin heads. Steel trigger guard has long checkered spur extending to form grip. SN is at grip. A most unusual feature of this fine rifle is its very dense, and heavy, (butt portion alone weighs 4-1/4 lbs) honey colored rhinoceros horn buttstock and forend. (Antique rhino horn has been the target of many museum break-ins in the last few years with Asian medicinal demands pushing the value of the horn to almost $100,000 per kilogram.) It appears that Alfred Lancaster was fairly proficient at using this unusual material for stocks, as he also made a pair of 20 bore centerfire guns of rhino horn for William Douglas, the 12th Duke of Hamilton. This pair of guns is now part of the Royal Collection at Sandringham, as the Duke and the Prince of Wales exchanged guns while out shooting, hoping to change their luck. This particular stock measures 14-1/4″ over checkered and engraved steel buttplate, and features beaded shadow line right hand cheekpiece, sling button, and vacant gold oval on toe line, as well as, 18 LPI point pattern checkering with mullered borders. Matching splinter forend attaches to bbl with flush side nail through engraved steel oval escutcheons. Drop at heel: Approx 2-1/4″, drop at comb: Approx 1-9/16″. Weight: 9 lbs. 4 oz. LOP 14-1/4″. Also included are newly made light colored, slightly figured, European walnut buttstock and forend, reproducing the look and features of the orig horn stocks. Stocks are well done, and are stamped “Taylor”. An old mahogany case with inlet brass corners and key lock closure, has been re-lined with dark green baize and fitted for the rifle with reproduction Alfred Lancaster paper label in lid. Case contains reproduction polished steel sizing die and priming rod, unmarked round pewter oil bottle, and Rigby type base pour bullet mold with turned rosewood handle and hollow pointing pin casting a .454 diameter bullet. Also included is a leather carrying strap with heart shaped brass reinforcement. PROVENANCE: Copies of pages from ATKIN GRANT AND LANG by Don Masters, and Wikipedia info on Maharaja Digvijay Singh, Order of the Star of India, and Guardian article on rhino horn thefts. CONDITION: Fine, as partially refinished. Bbls retain nearly all of a very pleasing plum brown, over one or 2 light pits, with good definition of pattern of Damascus, with some silvering at muzzles, breech ends, and with a small area of flaking 9″ from muzzle on bottom of left bbl. Action and locks retain traces of orig case color in protected areas, but are mostly cleaned to a pleasing pewter gray. Spurs of hammers have been expertly repaired with engraving and checkering competently picked up. Stocks appear to retain all of their orig surface with some insect damage, especially to checkering on right side of butt, which has an area of considerable lifting. There is a similar area on right side of forend in checkering. Horn shows considerable shrinkage from top to bottom with top spur and tip of buttplate standing about .070″ proud. Shrinkage across the stock has been less severe, lockplates only slightly above horn surface. There has been some longitudinal shrinkage with gap visible behind action,as well as a few natural checks in butt of this very difficult to work material. Bores are excellent, rifling sharp, bright,and shiny throughout. Action is very tight (probably rejointed). Bbls are on face. Locks are crisp. Left safety won’t engage, needs slight adjustment. Screw heads show some use, especially lock screw. Replacement stocks are excellent, with a few minor marks, and small chip at toe. Exterior of case is very fine with most of its orig finish. Interior cloth is excellent, as is label. Die and punches show some use. Oil bottle is good. Mold is fine. 4-45028 MGM185 (50,000-75,000)

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PURDEY BASTIN SLIDE ACTION PINFIRE DOUBLE RIFLE WITH CASE. SN 6756. Cal. 20 ga. This is an exceptionally rare rifle with only 27 slide action guns found in Purdey’s records, 6 of which are rifles. Patrick Unsworth in his book THE EARLY PURDEYS relates that only 4 slide action weapons are known to exist, 2 shotguns and 2 rifles. This particular rifle makes the third rifle known. The slide action locking system is quite similar to that used in the Borchardt and Luger, being toggles. In this instance the toggle is retained in closed position by snap catch at end of long forward hinging lever. It is interesting to note that the tops of the pinfire hammers have holes drilled up through tips to catch the cartridge pins while bbls are being slid forward, and act as extractors. This rifle has 30″ fine Damascus bbls with raised flat rib, file cut at rear behind three folding leaf express sight, and at muzzle behind steel bead front. Top of rib is engraved “J. Purdey. 314 1/2 Oxford Street, London.” Bottoms of bbls are stamped with “JP” and SN is on slide. Sling eye is attached to square block on bottom of bbls. Pinfire action has large steel housing for toggle slide system. Peninsula back action locks with rear sliding safety bolts are mounted with tall flat bodied serpentine pinfire hammers. Action and locks are engraved with very well cut shaded open medium size scroll. “Purdey” is in small letters on each lockplate. Hammers have stylized dolphin heads. Engraved steel trigger guard with checkered spur grip extension, has SN on rear portion of tang. Lightly streaked and figured dense European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-1/4″ over checkered steel buttplate, engraved “Charge” “2-1/2 dms no. 6. Powder”. Stock features classic flat top checkering with mullered borders, beaded shadow line thin Purdey style cheekpiece, with a vacant small silver oval and sling eye on toe line. Drop at heel: Approx 2-1/4″, drop at comb: Approx 1-1/2″. Weight: 9 lbs. 2 oz. LOP 14-1/4″. Mahogany case with pivoting hook latches and inlet circular D-ring handle on lid, is lined with purple cloth with blue printed Purdey label on lid, and contains Hawksley 12-ga horn handled chamber brush with brass cover; round plated oil bottle marked “Made in England”; another plated oil bottle marked “G & J W Hawksley”; 2 ebony handled turnscrews; M. Marsh 2-pc brass and ebony cleaning rod; homemade paper case trimmer using an old cutter; and a rosewood handled case reamer; 23 trimmed pinfire cases by RWS and 2 Eley Bros pinfire cases marked “gas tight”, along with one loaded pinfire cartridge, cleaning mop and jag, and extra Edwardian vintage paper Purdey label. CONDITION: Very fine as partially restored. Bbls retain nearly all of a very fine chocolate re-brown with excellent definition to pattern. Action retains traces of its orig case hardening color, in protected areas. The balance being a very pleasing bright to matte silver. Lockplates and hammers retain a considerable amount of their orig case hardening color, which has thinned and silvered at normal wear points, and is fairly vivid where protected. Stock retains most of its orig oil finish, a bit dry, with numerous marks and minor dings from handling and use. Checkering is slightly worn, and has not been re-cut, except for small area on right side of grip, where it appears dent has been removed. Trigger guard retains a considerable amount of its bright blue, but is mostly silver, as is buttplate. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny, with strong rifling throughout. Action is tight. Locks are crisp. Safeties work. Exterior finish of case is fine with a few minor marks and 4″ crack in lid at left rear. Case has been re-lined, cloth is excellent. Original Purdey label is slightly foxed with some chips and cracks and 3 small areas rubbed through. Turnscrews and cleaning rod, as well as, shortened cartridges are as new. Other accessories are fine. 4-45098 MGM199 (15,000-20,000)

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JAMES PURDEY LONG GUARD/ LEVER, HAMMER DOUBLE RIFLE WITH ORIGINAL CASE AND ACCESSORIES. SN 7471. (1867) Cal. .577 Snider. 30″ 3-Stripe Damascus barrels with narrow, flat, raised rib, fitted with one standing, three folding leaf, small V, express rear sight, and small silver bead front, are engraved “J. Purdey, 314 1/2 Oxford Street, London” on rib. Bbl flats are stamped with London black powder proofs for 29 bore and bbl makers initials “CA” (Charles Aston). Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SNs. Round bodied action is fitted with Purdey’s unusual adaptation of the Jones under lever. Grip spur and entire trigger guard form a long lever giving greater mechanical advantage to the bolt. With lever open, triggers are exposed. To remedy potential accidental firing, a safety block, based on Purdey’s patented grip safety of the 1820’s, is fitted with stud on grip of lever which depresses a button unlocking triggers when lever is in closed position. Typical Purdey back action island locks have round bodied serpentine non-rebounding hammers, with sliding safety bolts that engage hammers at half cock. Action and locks are nearly fully engraved with nicely cut, fairly deep, shaded small scroll. “Purdey” is on each lockplate. “Patent” is on top of action. SN is at grip. Streaked and lightly figured European walnut buttstock measures 14-1/4″ over checkered and engraved blued steel buttplate, which is marked “Charge” “3 dms No. 6. Powder”. Stock features typical Purdey long slim double beaded right hand cheekpiece and 18 LPI standard checkering with mullered borders. A silver oval on toe line is engraved with family crest of two interlocked “D”‘s surmounted by a crown. Purdey records indicate that this rifle was completed in 1867 for Viscount Downe. Fully checkered splinter forend has shaped steel tip and attaches to bbl with side nail through engraved steel ovoid escutcheons with circular extensions. Drop at heel: Approx 2-5/8″, drop at comb: Approx 1-3/4″. Weight: 9 lbs. 2 oz. LOP: 14-1/4”. Rifle is housed in its original oak case with pivoting hook closure, and inlet circular D-ring handle in lid. Interior is lined in carmine cloth with original blue printed Purdey 314 1/2 Oxford St. paper label inscribed “Charge – 3 dms of Curtis Harveys No. 6 Coarse Grn Powder”. A second label reads “Curtis & Harveys No 6 Coarse grain to no. 2 Fine Powder May be obtained from Neip ?? Potter and Co Calcutta, Campbell Winchill & Co Bombay”. Round paper dot on rear portion of lid is inscribed with SN. Case contains an array of orig accessories and loading equipment, including 2-pc ebony and brass cleaning rod with short ebony bulbous handle stamped with SN with assorted brushes and jags; small unmarked steel oil bottle; ebony handled chamber brush by James Dixon & Sons; ebony handled striker key; .2 japanned oval tins with scratch inscriptions, one is “wax for bullets”, and the other “lubrication for extractor and striking bolt”. Loading equipment includes original steel Davis type mold marked with SN and includes ebony handled hollow pointing pin; Hawksley 577 pedestal type brass capper and de-capper; matching Hawksley case crimper; rosewood handled bullet seater; ebony case reamer; James Dixon 3-dram German silver ebony handled powder measure; and scissor type broken case extractor. PROVENANCE: Factory email confirming date of completion and original owner. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain 80 – 85% orig brown, thinning and a bit rough at carry point. Action and locks retain 80% orig case hardening color, silvered at carry points, high edges, and lock tails, showing area of cleaning on left side of action. Stocks retain most of their orig finish, with numerous minor marks and bumps. Checkering is slightly worn. Bores are excellent, sharp, bright, and shiny throughout, with a scattering of minor light pits toward breech end of right bbl. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Locks are crisp. Safeties work. Case exterior is fine, with some cracking and rubs through finish, perhaps a bit of extra oil added. Interior cloth is fine with soiling and compressions from contact with gun and accessories. Label is good with some soiling and foxing, five small areas are rubbed through. Accessories are fine. Mold is excellent retaining most of its orig bright polish, with some darkening, as well as heat bluing of sprue plate. A very fine classic rifle, unusual in having all of its original accessories intact. Fewer than 650 Purdey centerfire hammer breech loading double rifles were made in all grades. 4-45077 MGM198 (22,500-27,500)

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EXCEPTIONALLY FINE ALEXANDER HENRY HAMMER DOUBLE RIFLE WITH ORIGINAL CASE. SN 6673. Cal..450 BPE. 28″ Dovetailed steel barrels with flat file cut full length rib, engraved “Alexr Henry, Edinburgh, and London.” “Maker to Their Royal Highness’ The Prince of Wales & Duke of Edinburgh” on unmatted portion of rib, in front of one standing, one folding express rear sight, folding leaf marked for 200 yards. Matted, wide V standing leaf has inlet ivory triangle for enhanced light gathering. Silver bead front is longitudinally dovetailed into slightly raised front portion of rib. Bbl flats are stamped with SN, “AH”, “S” in an oval (steel), and “325” (bullet weight for which this rifle is regulated). Bottoms of bbls are stamped with London proofs. A sling eye is attached to bottom rib. Case hardened round bodied Jones under lever action has well filed high fences. Peninsula back action rebounding locks with relatively short round bodied serpentine hammers have front sliding stalking safeties that engage in rebounded position. Action and locks are engraved with very well cut small scroll. “ALEXr HENRY” is in scrolled riband on each lockplate. Steel trigger guard has SN at grip. Beautifully marbled and lightly figured Circassian walnut steel trap capped full pistol grip buttstock measures 15″ over Silver type pad with widow’s peak. Stock features beaded and shadow line right hand cheekpiece, 24 LPI standard checkering, sling eye, and gold oval engraved “G. G. H 29th June 1893″, matching embossed initials on case. Matching full checkered splinter forend attaches to bbl with forward pivoting lever. Drop at heel: Approx 3″. Drop at comb: Approx 1-7/8″. Weight: 9 lbs. LOP: 15”. Original makers oak and leather case with brass corners, is embossed “G. G. H. SCOTS GUARDS”. Interior is lined in scarlet cloth with black leather gold-embossed Henry label. Case contains brass Davis type mold marked “500”, Hawksley round pewter oil bottle, ebony handled nipple key, ebony handled turnscrew, “450” marked broken case extractor, bone handled cleaning brush, unusual white rawhide carrying sling with thong ends which tie into sling eyes, as well as, turned bone striker bottle containing spare strikers and nipples for this rifle. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine. Bbls retain 95 – 98% orig blue, with a few minor marks, silvered slightly at muzzle, with some spotting. All other metal parts retain nearly all of their orig case hardening color, silvering a bit on bottom of action where carried, on sharp edges, tangs, and rear of lockplates. Stocks retain nearly all of their orig oil finish, which is a bit dry, with a few minor marks, as would be expected for a rifle of this vintage. Pad is a well done rounded replacement with the plate a bit proud of stock. Checkering is very slightly worn, and dark. Bores are essentially flawless, bright, sharp, and shiny throughout. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Locks are crisp. Safeties work. There is a minor chip behind left lockplate. Case has been stabilized with brown lacquer over some minor chipping and scuffs. Area, where embossed letters are, has been cleaned down to the leather which is still light and appears to be fine. Interior cloth is fine with darkening and rubs from contact with gun. Label is very good with some rubs and compressions, another label has been removed. Accessories are fine. Sling is missing one thong. A fine, investment quality rifle by the acknowledged master rifle builder of the time. 4-45105 MGM204 (14,500-19,500)

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HOLLAND AND HOLLAND BEST LIGHTWEIGHT TOP LEVER HAMMER DOUBLE RIFLE. SN 11119. Cal. 450-400 2-3/8 BPE. 26″ Laminated steel bbls with full length rib are mounted with one standing, 2 folding express rear sight, and raised silver bead front longitudinally dovetailed into raised portion in front of rib. Area of rib behind rear sight is file cut. Tops of bbls are engraved with H & H New Bond Street address and “Winners of All the “Field” Rifle Trials. London. 1883.” Bottoms of bbls are stamped with London black powder proofs. Heavy splinter with integral loop is stamped with SN. Rounded bar top lever action has beautifully filed fences and side clips. Action top strap extends well into comb in typical Holland Best fashion. Back action peninsula locks have flat-faced short serpentine hammers with stylized dolphin’s heads and high checkered spurs. Blued steel trigger guard extends to steel grip cap. Action, locks, and trigger guard are engraved with very nicely cut and intricately detailed medium scroll with tendril extensions highlighted with rose bouquets. Each lockplate is engraved “Holland & Holland”. Dark, marbled and lightly figured European walnut full pistol grip buttstock measures 15″ over Silver type pad, and features classic Holland shadow line cheekpiece and flat top point pattern checkering. Silver oval on toe line is engraved with “AM” monogram, surmounted by Baronet’s crown. Stock is of uniquely Holland & Holland comb-less style. Matching splinter forend has Anson release. Drop at heel: Approx 2-11/16″, drop at comb: Approx 2-1/8″. Weight: 7 lbs. 8 oz. LOP: 15″. CONDITION: Excellent, as found. Bbls retain 90% orig finish showing unusual laminated steel pattern. Action and locks retain 40 – 50% orig case hardening color, quite strong in protected areas, under remnants of old lacquer, and could use a good cleaning and re-lacquer. Trigger guard retains 20 – 30% of its orig blue, Top lever retains almost all of its orig blue, silvering slightly on thumbpiece. Stocks retain nearly all their orig oil finish with some oil rubbed in over the years, and show a number of small marks and dents. Checkering shows some wear, compressions and abrasions. Brilliant bores are nearly flawless. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Locks are crisp. A finely balanced and great handling rifle. 4-38729 MGM137 (7,500-10,500)

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*J. RIGBY .470 NITRO SIDELOCK EJECTOR RISING BITE DOUBLE RIFLE WITH CASE AND ACCESSORIES. SN 17444. (ca 1908) Cal. .470 NE. This fine “best quality” dbl rifle made shortly after the ban on .450 cal. firearms in India, and one of the first .470’s made, has 28″ chopper lump steel bbls with full length matted rib, engraved “John Rigby & Co. 72. St. James’s St. London.” in old English script at rear portion. A single standing, two folding leaf express rear sight graduated from 100 to 300 yds is dovetailed-through, and silver bead front sight is longitudinally dovetailed into raised, front portion of rib. Tops of bbls are engraved “Special 470 Bore Big Game Rifle” and “For Special Cordite Cartridges & Bullet .500 Grs.” Bbl flats are stamped with Rigby dbl “R” trademark, SN, and London nitro proofs for “.470 EX” and 75 grains cordite, and 500 grain bullet. Wide sling loop is mounted in soldered-on eye and base on bottom of bbls. Classically shaped and filed Rigby full sidelock action with dipped lockplates and foliate fences, features Bissel patent rising bite third fastener. Breech face is stamped with “R & B patent 1141 No 969” (patent use number of this highly regarded bolt). Action also features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), with locking detent on safety button, bushed strikers, and dbl triggers. Action and lockplates are engraved with well cut medium scroll at over 80% coverage. “Jno Rigby & Co” is on each lockplate. Trigger plate has SN on tail and is fitted with typical Rigby guard which is scroll engraved. Finely marbled and nicely fiddle figured Circassian walnut full horn capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-3/4″ over red Decelerator pad, and features classic tear shaped drop points, and standard checkering with line borders. Sling eye is mounted at rear of toe line. Matching splinter ejector forend with hex nut adjustment to make ejectors inoperable, is fitted with Rigby patent pivoting release. SNs are stamped on wood and iron. Drop at heel: Approx 2-1/2″, drop at comb: Approx 1-1/2″. Weight: 10 lbs. 12 oz. LOP: 14-3/4″. Oak and leather case with brass corners and handle reinforcement, is embossed with gold letters “H. H. RAJA RAM SINGH” “OF” “CHAMBA STATE.” Interior is lined with purple cloth with Rigby gold embossed leather label, and another label as charge card for this rifle. Case contains an array of fine accessories including Rigby marked oil bottle, pair of unmarked snap caps, striker bottle with spare strikers, two horn handled turnscrews, 2-pc horn handled chamber brush with cover, 2-pc brass cleaning rod with cocobolo handle, horn striking block, can of Rangoon oil, a can of “Never-nickel” bullet lubricant, old tin plated brass topped oiler, glass oil bottle, leather cigarette case containing cleaning patches, aluminum bottle of Yardley invisible talc. and 2 cans of Galazans Best Bore Solvent. PROVENANCE: Copy of orig ledger page and records indicating that rifle was built for F R M Campbell. CONDITION: Excellent, as competently, possibly factory, restored. Bbls retain nearly all of their London quality re-black with some very minor marks. Action and lockplates retain nearly all of their correctly colored, probably St. Leger re-color hardening. Engraving is slightly softened. Stocks retain nearly all of their well done oil refinish, sharp edges slightly rounded, checkering re-cut, borders not re-mullered. Bores are very fine, rifling strong, with slight erosion at throats, and some frosting throughout. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Case leather is very fine, with very little darkening, and a number of rubs and abrasions, orig handle good, with replacement straps. Renewed interior cloth is excellent, along with labels and accessories. A fine example of this iconic rifle in its most desirable caliber, with great handling characteristics and dimensions. 4-45147 MGM312 (50,000-80,000)

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8 BORE HARDY BROS HAMMER DOUBLE RIFLE WITH BRASS. SN 1163. Cal. 8 Bore. 3-groove semi-smooth rifling. Bore diameter varying from .815 to .828. 28″ Dovetailed steel bbls with full length, raised, matted rib, are fitted with one standing, two folding leaf express rear sight, graduated from 50 to 150 yds. Front bead is longitudinally dovetailed into raised portion of rib at muzzle. Bbl flats are stamped with Birmingham black powder proofs for 9/1 and 8 ga chamber. Tops of bbls are engraved “Hardy Bros.” “Alnwick”. Bottom rib has soldered-on sling eye. Loop is stamped “1163”. Robust Jones under lever action features dolls head extension and peninsula back action rebounding locks with rounded serpentine hammers. Action and lockplates are border engraved. Bottom of action is stamped with individual numbers “1163”, and “Hardy Bros” is engraved on each lockplate. Trigger guard extends to plain horn grip cap. Dense, lightly streaked European walnut full capped pistol grip buttstock measures 15-1/8″ over Silver type pad. Vacant German silver oval and sling eye are on toe line. Point pattern 20 LPI checkering has mullered borders. Short splinter forend has pivoting lever release. Wall thickness: left -.054, right -.058. Drop at heel: Approx 3-3/8″, drop at comb: Approx 2″. Weight: 13 lbs. 4 oz. LOP: 15-1/8″. Included with rifle are about 20 heavy brass machined cases, and an aluminum .825 diameter ball mold. Accompanied by xerox copies of Hardy Bros catalog pages featuring sporting guns and a reproduction trade label. CONDITION: Very good. Bbls retain a considerable amount of what appears to be their orig finish, browned and thinned generally, overall. Action retains traces of orig case hardening color in protected areas, otherwise shows evidence of cleaning, and is gray to brown overall. There are some areas of deep pitting on tails of locks, and top tang. Stocks retain most of an old oil refinish, with numerous minor marks, checkering re-cut. Bores are bright and shiny, but show evidence of some polishing. Rifling can only be traced by observing remnants of frosting in grooves. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Locks are crisp. Brass cases are mostly excellent. A neat old big bore rifle retailed by the world famous fishing equipment specialist. 4-46026 MGM306 (8,000-12,000)

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*CLASSIC MANTON & CO BOXLOCK DANGEROUS GAME DOUBLE RIFLE WITH CASE. SN 68797. (ca 1925) Cal. .470 Nitro. 26″ Chopper lump bbls are fitted with file cut quarter rib mounting one standing, 2 folding leaf express sights transitioning to concave mid-rib with longitudinally dovetailed silver bead front sight mounted in shaped and file cut ramp. Tops of bbls are engraved “Manton & Co” and “London and Calcutta”, and stamped “FOR CORDITE” and “.470 3-1/4 CASE”. Bbl flats are stamped with Birmingham nitro proofs for 75 grains cordite and 500 grain bullet. SN is stamped on loop, and large sling eye is soldered to bottom rib. Robust Webley long bar action features pivoting third fastener engaging square shouldered dolls head extension, automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), and brushed strikers. Blued steel trigger guard extends to steel grip cap. All metal parts are engraved with 70% coverage well cut shaded open scroll. “Manton & Co” is on each side of action. SN is on grip. Nicely streaked and flame figured European walnut full pistol grip buttstock measures 14-3/4″ over Silvers type pad, and features drop points, nicely sculpted shadow line right hand cheekpiece, and 18 LPI point pattern checkering with mullered borders. Large sling eye and vacant silver oval are on toe line. Matching splinter forend has Anson release. Drop at heel: Approx. 2-1/2″, drop at comb: Approx. 1-3/4″. Weight: 11 lbs. 0 oz. LOP 14-3/4″. Good quality tan leather case with brown leather stitched corners is lined with burgundy cloth, and contains 2-pc coated steel and brass cleaning rod, round oil bottle, black wallet with brushes and mops, and a pair of snap caps. Also in case is a portion of target showing 2 bullet holes, one in x ring, and one 1-1/4″ below it with notation “470 Manton”. Consignor states that this rifle shoots exceptionally well with Federal factory ammo. CONDITION: Excellent, as partially refinished. Bbls retain nearly all of London quality re-black over one or 2 light pinprick pits that did not polish out. Action retains 50 – 60% orig case hardening color, turning to silver on fences and bottom edges. Floorplate, trigger guard and top lever have nearly all of their correct charcoal re-blue. Engraving remains sharp. Stocks retain nearly all of what appears to be their orig finish but is most likely an old and correct re-finish, with a few minor marks. Correctly re-cut checkering shows some wear. Bores are excellent, shiny with sharp rifling throughout. Action is tight. Right bbl is slightly off face, showing a glimmer of light. Case is very fine with a few minor marks on exterior. Straps are a bit tired. Handle is good. Interior cloth is fine, as are accessories. A nicely balanced fast handling rifle. 4-45058 MGM132 (20,000-25,000)

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*CHARLES LANCASTER BOXLOCK DOUBLE DANGEROUS GAME RIFLE. SN 13633. Cal. .450/ 400 3-1/4 Nitro express. 28″ Chopper lump bbls with file cut quarter rib and front sight ramp, are mounted with one standing two folding express rear sight, and longitudinally dovetailed silver bead front. Sunken mid rib is engraved “Charles Lancaster” and rear tops of bbls stamped “For Cordite” and “.450/ 400. 3-1/4 Case”. Bbl flats are stamped with Birmingham nitro proofs for 400EX and “Cordite 60 – 400 Max”, and are also engraved “Grade C”. Webley long bar action with doll’s head and pivoting bolt third fastener features non-automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), bushed strikers, and double triggers. Action has 70% coverage of well cut large shaded scroll, with “C. Lancaster” engraved on each side. Water table is stamped with SN and engraved “Grade C”. Scroll engraved steel trigger guard extends to steel grip cap, with SN at grip. Nicely streaked European walnut full pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over Silvers type pad, and features shadow line right hand cheekpiece, drop points, and 22 LPI point pattern checkering with mullered borders. Matching splinter forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: .410. Drop at heel: Approx 2-13/16″, drop at comb: 1-7/8″. Weight: 11 lbs. 7 oz. LOP 14-1/2″. CONDITION: Good. Bbls retain nearly all of a good quality older re-black. Action is gray brown overall. Floorplate, top lever, and trigger guard retain most of an old re-blue over some pitting. Trigger guard bow is very slightly out of round . Nicely fitted and correctly shaped replacement buttstock retains nearly all of its rubbed oil finish with a few minor marks. Strong bores show some minor erosion at throats and light frosting throughout. Action is very slightly loose at hinge pin, but is on face, and is correctly jointed on circle. A rugged workhorse in a great caliber, legal for a buffalo in all African countries. 4-42674 MGM4 (12,500-17,500)

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*LIGHTWEIGHT L. CHRISTOPHE BOXLOCK DOUBLE RIFLE. SN 173. Cal. .450 BPE. This exceptionally light (under 7 pounds) double express rifle, with 25″ steel dovetailed bbls, has full length raised, matted rib fitted with one standing, one folding leaf rear, and silver bead front sights. Bbl flats are stamped with Belgian black powder proofs for .450 express. Case hardened sling loop is screwed to bottom rib. Case hardened scallop-backed boxlock action features non-automatic safety (S inlaid in gold), crossbolt third fastener, side clips, and double triggers (front set). Action is engraved with nicely cut small scroll. “L. Christophe Bruxelles” is on floorplate. Nicely marbled European walnut long “Prince of Wales” grip buttstock measures 14-7/8″ over Silver type pad, and features sling loop and vacant silver oval on toe line, and 28 LPI standard checkering with narrow mullered borders. Matching splinter forend has Anson release. Drop at heel: Approx 2-3/4″, drop at comb: Approx 1-3/4″. Weight: 6 lbs. 13 oz. LOP: 14-7/8″. PROVENANCE: Henry H. Blagden Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain nearly all of what appears to be orig blue. Action retains 60% orig case hardening color, the balance bright silver over some minor cleaned freckling. Floorplate, trigger guard, and top lever re-blued, and retain most of that finish. Stocks retain most of a very fine oil finish with numerous minor marks, checkering competently re-cut. There are two minor repaired chips in buttstock near bottom of action. Bores are excellent, with sharp rifling throughout. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. An exceptional fast handling rifle. 4-46047 MGM294 (3,500-5,500)