Important Firearm Auction
A Fabulous Success at $8.3 Million PLUS!

Auction: October 9th-11th, 2006

Preview: October 8, 2006

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1501

RARE SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1870 CARBINE. Cal. 50/70. NSN. 22” rnd bbl. Beveled lockplate dated 1864. “1870 / eagle head over crossed arrows / US”. There is a faint “ESA” cartouche remaining on left side of stock. Only 341 of these were made. CONDITION: Faint traces of casehardening colors remain on lockplate. Action has taken on a darker patina. Rear sight shows much of orig blue. Balance of parts is bright with some signs of cleaning mixed with light surface rust. Stock has been cleaned. Action is fine. Bore is bright, but lightly pitted. Edwards Collection 4-58461 (3,000-6,000)

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1502

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1869 CADET RIFLE WITH BAYONET. SN 1002. Cal. 50/70. 29-5/8” rnd bbl. Beveled lockplate is dated 1863. Breechblock is marked “1870 / eagle head over crossed arrows / US”. Cartouche has been defaced with heavy scratching. Large initials “RRW” have been carved on both sides of butt. CONDITION: Gray patina mixed with light surface rust and pitting, except on lock, action, and rear sight, which have brown patina in similar condition. Wood has a repair at wrist and other dents and scratches. Mechanically good. Bore is dark. Bayonet has been heavily cleaned at the tip, but some pitting remains. It does not fit muzzle well. Edwards Collection 4-58456 (1,000-2,000)

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1503

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1870 TRAPDOOR RIFLE. Cal. 50/70. NSN. 32-5/8” rnd bbl. Beveled lockplate is dated 1863. Breechblock is marked “MODEL / 1870 / eagle head over crossed arrows / US”. Two unreadable cartouches are on left flat of stock. CONDITION: Light surface rust on bright surface of bbl. Gray/brown patina on balance of metal. Wood has numerous dents and dings, but is generally good. Mechanically good. Edwards Collection 4-58460 FS125 (1,000-2,000)

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1504

EARLY SPRINGFIELD TRAPDOOR RIFLE. Cal. 45/70. SN 6190. 32-5/8” rnd bbl. Standard early markings on breechblock “MODEL / 1873 / eagle head over crossed arrows / US”. Lock has large eagle followed by “US / SPRINGFIELD / 1873”. “ESA” cartouche on left side of stock is faint but visible. This has the long wrist stock and stepped rear sight. All other features are standard. CONDITION: Strong traces of blue on lockplate and hammer, otherwise gray/brown patina on metal. Stock shows small repairs at rear lockplate screw, chips at the butt, and has been refinished overall. Mechanically fine. Bore is good. Edwards Collection 4-58467 FS114 (1,000-2,000)

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1505

ASSEMBLED SPRINGFIELD TRAPDOOR RIFLE WITH METCALF DEVICE AND SLING. Cal. 45/70. SN 62410. 32-5/8” rnd bbl. Standard Springfield markings for this period, including “ESA” cartouche on left side of stock. A number “50” has been stamped in tiny letters on comb in front of lockplate. The Metcalf bar is installed on stock between lockplate and rear bbl band. It is accompanied by 2 reproduction Metcalf blocks and a spare Metcalf lockplate. Also accompanied by a socket bayonet with metal sheath with swiveling frog. CONDITION: Retains about 75% of an old reblue. Stock was lightly sanded before the refinish. Metcalf bar has a brown patina with light pitting. Sling is scuffed and cracked, but still solid. One of the repro blocks is cracked. The other appears to be like new. Bayonet is near new. Edwards Collection 4-58470 (1,000-2,000)

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1506

CARTRIDGE BLOCK FOR METCALF LOADING DEVICE. Wood block holds 8 cartridges. Reverse side, which has mounting lugs, is marked on paper seal “8 RIFLE – BALL / Caliber .45. 70Grains Musket Powder. / Put up at Springfield Armory, Feby.1876”. The opposite side is marked “CARTRIDGES / Bullet, .405 Grains. / Made at Frankford Arsenal June.1875”. Tear string is still in place. CONDITION: Label is mostly oil-stained and is difficult to read. There are chips to the varnish coating on the tear string end. Lower half of seal has been torn, and there are chips on edge of upper seal, which has compression cracks, but has not been opened. Edwards Collection 4-58548 FS158 (1,000-3,000)

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1507

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1884 TRAPDOOR RIFLE WITH BAYONET. Cal. 45/70. SN 465568. 32-5/8” rnd bbl. Standard markings on lockplate and breechblock. “SWP” cartouche dated 1889. Standard features. 18-1/2” bayonet with metal scabbard and brass hanger on leather frog. CONDITION: Excellent. 95% blue on bbl, 90% on lockplate, 50% on buttplate. Brilliant casehardening colors on breechblock. Mechanically fine. Bright bore. Bayonet is excellent with slight wear on edges. Frog is chipped and cracked. Edwards Collection 4-58492 FS149 (1,500-2,250)

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1508

*SPRINGFIELD ARMORY MODEL 1884 TRAP DOOR. Cal. 45-70. SN 461952. This is an excellent example of an 84-89 trap door rifle. It shows lots and lots of condition, in and out, and is 100% orig up to and including the trowel bayonet. CONDITION: Receiver and bbl show 98%+ orig finish, but are heavily coated in a dried grease. Rear sight is a Buffington, and is in brand new condition, but also heavily coated with grease. Mod. 84 breech block shows nearly all of its orig vivid case colors, but once again this is entirely coated in heavy grease. Sideplate shows 98% of its orig finish, but is coated also. The trigger guard assembly shows 98%+ orig blue and has had most of dried grease cleaned off of it to exhibit its condition. Bands and cleaning rod exhibit new. Buttplate shows 90% orig finish with the only wear being on the 2 protruding edges. Trowel bayonet shows 80% of the orig blue on the handle assembly with some rust present, predominantly toward the rear. Polished area of the trowel bayonet exhibits some light and scattered pitting around the edges, but is overall fine. Buttstock shows near excellent with a very prominent “SWP 1889” cartouche and script circle “P” inspector mark is very prominent. There is however some scattered bruising primarily on the left side of the buttstock that is noticeable, but doesn’t stand out. No scabbard or wood plug is present for the bayonet. 4-58737 BK73 (1,750-2,500)

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1509

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1879 TRAPDOOR RIFLE WITH SLING. Cal. 45/70. SN 105604. 32-5/8” rnd bbl. Two cartouches, “SWP” dated 1879, and “JSA” dated 1898. Bridge of receiver over chamber is marked “MASS”. There is a “T” on top of bbl at breech instead of the “R” normally found in that position. CONDITION: Mostly gray/brown patina with some blue on hammer. Stock is very good. Mechanically fine. Edwards Collection 4-58481 (500-800)

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1510

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1873 TRAPDOOR RIFLE WITH BAYONET. Cal. 45/70. SN 77641. 32-5/8” rnd bbl. Although this rifle falls in the serial number range of the Model 1877, it retains the high arch breechblock, and thus must be considered a Model 1873. An iron plaque has been nailed to the right side of the buttstock marked “JGBC / FRB”. “ESA” cartouche is dated 1877. Bayonet, scabbard, and frog are standard. CONDITION: Brown patina overall with scattered spots of orig blue. Stock has normal handling marks plus filled hole in bottom of butt. Mechanically fine. Bayonet is fine. Edwards Collection 4-58473 (500-800)

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1511

VERY RARE SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1884 RAMROD BAYONET RIFLE. Cal. 45/70. SN 341254. 32-5/8” rnd bbl. Standard Springfield markings on lockplate and breechblock. “SWP” cartouche dated 1886. Two-hole compartment under trapdoor in butt contains only a Model 1879 takedown tool. Headless shell extractor is missing. Globe attachment covering front sight. Ramrod bayonet has sloping catch notches with no overlap on swiveling catch. Only 1,000 of these were made. Buffington rear sight has “R” marking at top. CONDITION: Blue/brown patina overall with scattered light pitting. Stock has normal handling marks. Left ear of receiver has been broken off and repaired. Bore is bright, but lightly pitted. Replacement breechblock does not quite fit, but can be made to work. Edwards Collection 4-58490 FS150 (2,000-3,000)

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1512

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1888 RIFLE WITH RAMROD BAYONET AND SLING. Cal. 50/70. SN 541446. 32-5/8” rnd bbl. “SWP” cartouche dated 1892. Issue marks “25 / 19” on right side of stock. “19 / 25TH”on tang of buttplate. Two-hook sling is unmarked. CONDITION: Very good to fine. 40% blue mixed with brown patina on bbl and lockplate. Mostly brown patina on trigger guard and buttplate. 70% casehardening colors on breechblock. Mechanically fine. Bore is evenly pitted. Sling is scuffed and cracked. Edwards Collection 4-58493 (750-1,250)

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1513

EXTREMELY RARE SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1886 EXPERIMENTAL CARBINE. Cal. 45/70. SN 340859. 24” rnd bbl. Only 1,000 of these were made. Note the single bbl band toward the front of the stock, which is longer than normal. Front sling swivel is curved to wrap around stock when carbine is in boot attached to saddle. Rear sight is marked “XC”. “SWP” cartouche is dated 1886. CONDITION: Very good. Gray/brown patina overall with spots of surface rust and scattered light pitting. Traces of blue in protected places. Stock has numerous dents and dings but is still solid. Rack number “3” is on brass plate nailed to bottom of stock at butt. Mechanically fine. Bore is bright, but lightly pitted. Edwards Collection 4-58488 (3,500-4,500)

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1514

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1873 SADDLERING CARBINE. Cal. 45/70. SN 32325. 22” rnd bbl. Standard early markings on breechblock “MODEL / 1873 / eagle head over crossed arrows / US”. Lock has large eagle followed by “US / SPRINGFIELD / 1873”. Stepped rear sight is also an early feature, but stock is the later type with short wrist. No cartouche is visible. There is a sling ring and bar on left side of stock, and stacking swivel on bbl band. CONDITION: Gray/brown patina overall with light to moderate pitting, mostly on bbl. Stock has numerous dents and scratches, with some chips near buttplate. Mechanically good. Bore is poor. Edwards Collection 4-58469 FS113 (1,500-2,500)

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1515

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1879 CARBINE. Cal. 45/70. SN 208932*. 22” rnd bbl. Standard Springfield Model 1873 markings. Meaning of star after serial number is still not known. Model 1890 bbl band/sight protector has been installed. CONDITION: Fine. 80% thinning blue on bbl, 70% on lockplate, and 50% on buttplate. Bright casehardening colors on breechblock. Stock has been lightly cleaned and there are small cracks at rear of lockplate. Mechanically good. Bore is bright. Edwards Collection 4-58483 (1,500-2,500)

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1516

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1879 SADDLERING CARBINE. Cal. 45/70. SN 139365. 22” rnd bbl. Compartment under trapdoor in buttplate contains the two-piece cleaning rod and headless shell extractor. An incorrect front sight cover has been installed. “SWP” cartouche is dated 1881. CONDITION: Blue/brown patina mixed with surface rust and pitting. Short crack at rear of lockplate. Stock is otherwise fine. Mechanically fine. Bore has moderate pitting. Edwards Collection 4-58482 (750-1,250)

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1517

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1884 SADDLERING CARBINE. Cal. 45/70. SN 414149. 22” rnd bbl. Standard markings on lockplate and breechblock. “SWP” cartouche dated 1888. Model 1890 bbl band with protection for rear sight has been added to this gun. Headless shell extractor and two-piece ramrod are under trapdoor in buttplate. CONDITION: Retains most of reblue finish on bbl, action, and lock with 60% orig blue on trigger guard, 20% on buttplate. Stock cracked at rear of lockplate with large mildew stain on left side near butt. Mechanically fine. Bore is evenly pitted. Edwards Collection 4-58495 (1,000-1,500)

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1518

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1884 SADDLERING CARBINE. Cal. 45/70. SN 379554. 22” rnd bbl. Standard markings on lockplate and breechblock. “SWP” cartouche dated 1887. Headless shell extractor and two-piece ramrod are under trapdoor in buttplate. CONDITION: Blue/brown patina overall with traces of orig blue. Wood has numerous dents and scratches with some signs of cleaning and two gouges to rear of sling ring bar. Action is fine. Bore is lightly pitted. Edwards Collection 4-58491 (800-1,600)

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1519

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1881 SHOTGUN. Cal. 20 ga. SN 493. 26” rnd bbl. Standard Model 1873 markings on lockplate. Only date, 1881, appears on breechblock. “SWP” cartouche is dated 1883. Forearm ramrod channel has been filled with dowel, and single screw attaching bbl to stock goes through this. CONDITION: Gray patina overall with scattered surface rust and light pitting. Some light repairs at front of lockplate with cracks at lockplate screws. Mechanically good. Bore is poor. Edwards Collection 4-58485 FS151 (1,500-2,000)

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1520

SPRINGFIELD/MEACHAM SPORTING RIFLE. Cal. 40/65. SN 21120. 30” oct bbl. These rifles were advertised by E. C. Meacham & Co. of St. Louis in their catalogues staring in 1879. They must have had surplus or condemned actions, as the Model 1873 was still in service at that time. The bbls were made by William Davenport. Sights are Sharps. Rear sight on this one is of the buckhorn or western type, designed for Sharps by J. P. Lower of Denver. The front sight has large German silver blade. Wrist and forearm are coarsely checkered. The Schnabel forearm tip has ebony insert. The bbl band spring inlet in forearm has been filled. Sliding trapdoor in buttplate. Rear sight is standard ski jump type marked “R” on left side. Front sight is folding Beech type. CONDITION: Smooth gray patina overall with widely scattered light pitting, mostly on buttplate. Action is fine. Bore is good with light pitting. Edwards Collection 4-58468 FS112 (2,000-4,000)

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1521

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1873 CADET RIFLE. Cal. 45/70. SN 67666. 29-1/2” rnd bbl. Standard early Springfield marks on lockplate and breechblock. Issue numbers “25” are stamped on bbl tang and stock ahead of buttplate tang. CONDITION: Gray/brown patina overall mixed with surface rust and light pitting. Traces of blue on lockplate. Stock has been broken and repaired at wrist with normal handling marks elsewhere. Action is good. Bore is lightly pitted. Edwards Collection 4-58471 (500-1,000)

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1522

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1879 CADET RIFLE. Cal. 45/70. SN 101833. 29-1/2” rnd bbl. Ski jump sight. Made without sling swivels. Has a stacking swivel on front bbl band only. Also has early long grip stock, apparently left over from 1873 production. Approximately 5,000 of these were made. “SWP” cartouche is dated 1890, five years after the production of this cadet rifle. CONDITION: 50% blue mixed with brown patina and light surface rust. Stock has minor handling marks. Action is fine. Edwards Collection 4-58480 (500-1,000)

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1523

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1884 CADET RIFLE WITH BAYONET. Cal. 45/70. SN 255112. 29-1/2” rnd bbl. Standard Springfield markings on lockplate and breechblock. “SWP” cartouche is dated 1886. 16-1/2” bayonet. CONDITION: 80% blue on bbl and lock, 50% on trigger guard and buttplate. Stock has been lightly cleaned but not sanded. Action is good. Mechanically fine. Very good bore. Bayonet has 85% blue with scattered light surface rust. Edwards Collection 4-58489 FS148 (800-1,600)

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1524

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1884 CADET RIFLE. Cal. 45/70. SN 566903. 29-1/2” rnd bbl. Standard Springfield markings on lockplate and breechblock. “SWP” cartouche is dated 1893. Two-hook leather sling is a later addition. CONDITION: Brown patina overall with some blue on sight. Wood has normal handling marks. Mechanically fine. Very good bore. Edwards Collection 4-58494 (700-1,250)

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1525

ASSEMBLED SPRINGFIELD TRAPDOOR RIFLE. Cal. 45/70. SN 12577. 24” rnd bbl. The low arch breechblock has late Model 1873 marking without eagle head or arrows. Short wrist stock has partial saddle ring bar inserted in left side, but remains of round escutcheon are visible under new inletting. Stock extends to within 2-3/4” of the muzzle, but does not have tip installed. Ramrod is missing. Ski jump sight has also been installed. 2-hole compartment under trapdoor in buttplate, one holding headless shell extractor. Door does not completely close. CONDITION: Blue/brown patina overall with scattered light pitting. Numerous dents and dings on wood. Action is functional. Bore is dark. Edwards Collection 4-58487 (500-1,000)

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1526

REMINGTON MODEL 1867 NAVY CADET ROLLING BLOCK RIFLE. NSN. Cal. 50/45. 32-1/2” rnd bbl. Marked with anchor on left side of frame and “P / F.C.W.” on right. Remington patent marking is on upper tang. No cartouche appears on stock. Issue marks “C / 379’” stamped on upper tang of buttplate. Only 498 of these were made. CONDITION: Bbl and bands have been cleaned to white. Receiver has a spotted brown patina with scattered light surface rust and pitting. Stock has many dents and scratches. Butt has been lightly sanded and re-oiled. Mechanically good. Edwards Collection 4-58455 FS123 (1,000-2,000)

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1527

SPRINGFIELD/REMINGTON ROLLING BLOCK NAVY RIFLE WITH BAYONET. Cal. 50/70. NSN. 32-5/8” rnd bbl. This is the first type, with rear sight near receiver and anchor in front of rear sight. Faint “P / H.B.R” inspector marks are on left side of receiver. No cartouche is visible. Bayonet lug has come loose from bbl but is present. The 20” straight single fuller blade is marked “U.S N / G.G.S / 1870” on left ricasso with Ames 3-line marking on the right. The “G.G.S” marking is faint on top of the hilt. Scabbard is leather with brass throat and tip. Leather frog is black. CONDITION: Smooth gray patina on bbl showing signs of cleaning. Darker gray patina on action has scratches and dents. Butt has been cracked, repaired, and refinished. Forearm is orig, with minor chips at rear. Bayonet blade has been cleaned. Brass parts have a dark patina. Leather is scratched and chipped with a slight bend at tip. Frog has been modified to fit this bayonet. Edwards Collection 4-58458 FS124 (1,500-2,000)

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1528

SPRINGFIELD/REMINGTON MODEL 1870 NAVY RIFLE. NSN. Cal. 50. 32-1/2” rnd bbl. Marked with eagle over “USN / SPRINGFIELD / 1870” on right side of receiver, an anchor on top of bbl, and “P / H.B.R” individually stamped on left side of bbl. Number “22” is stamped on left side of stock. CONDITION: Most of a dull reblue remains on action, including hammers. Bbl, bands, and buttplate have a gray patina mixed with light surface rust and pitting. Stock has cracks at wrist and buttplate. Wood has been refinished. Mechanically good. Bore is bright, but lightly pitted. Edwards Collection 4-58459 (750-1,500)

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1529

REMINGTON/SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1871 ARMY RIFLE WITH BAYONET. NSN. Cal. 50/70. 36” rnd bbl. Marked with eagle over “U.S / SPRINGFIELD / 1872” on right side of receiver, “MODEL 1871.” on left with two-line patent information on upper tang and “ESA” cartouche on left side of stock. The 18” socket bayonet is marked “US” at the base. It has metal scabbard but no frog. 10,000 of these were made using Remington actions with all other parts being made at Springfield. CONDITION: Gray patina overall with scattered light pitting. Stock is fine with minor handling marks. Mechanically crisp. Bore is poor. Bayonet is fine. Scabbard has minor dents and pitting where the frog was. Edwards Collection 4-58464 FS111 (1,250-2,250)

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1530

RARE SPRINGFIELD/LEE MODEL 1875 RIFLE. Cal. 45/70 NSN 32-5/8” rnd bbl. Marked “U.S / PAT. MAR. 18. 1875.” on upper tang. “ESA” cartouche on left side of stock and “P” in a circle on bottom of stock, behind trigger guard. A single “T” is in the same position. James Paris Lee invented this rifle in 1875, and 143 of them were made at Springfield. CONDITION: Excellent. Little wear except on trigger guard, which still retains 75% of blue with lesser amounts missing from hammer and breechblock. Stock shows almost no signs of handling. Mechanically fine. Bore is bright. Edwards Collection 4-58474 FS122 (3,000-5,000)

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1531

RARE WARD BURTON CARBINE. Cal. 50/70. NSN. 22” rnd bbl. Marked eagle followed by “U.S. / SPRINGFIELD 1871” on left side of receiver and “WARD BURTON PATENT / DEC.20.1859 FEB.21.1871” on top of bolt. Initials “W.O.G.” have been stamped in stock at butt and on left side at rear of receiver. Small number “43” has been stamped in the comb just ahead of buttplate. CONDITION: Metal has been cleaned to a smooth gray. Stock has two large rub marks on left cheek and another at rear of saddle ring bar, but is otherwise sound with normal dents and scratches. Mechanically good. Bore is bright but lightly pitted. Edwards Collection 4-58466 FS126 (2,000-3,000)

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1532

RARE WARD BURTON RIFLE. Cal. 50/70. NSN. 32-5/8” rnd bbl. Marked eagle followed by “U.S. / SPRINGFIELD 1871” on left side of receiver and “WARD BURTON PATENT / DEC.20.1859 FEB.21.1871” on top of bolt. “JWK” and “ESA” cartouches on left side of stock. CONDITION: Gray/brown patina overall. Wood has normal dents and scratches. Mechanically fine. Bore is very good with light pitting. Edwards Collection 4-58465 (1,500-3,000)

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1533

WINCHESTER HOTCHKISS FIRST MODEL ARMY CARBINE. Cal. 45/70. SN 2705. 24” rnd bbl. Standard 3-line Winchester marking on left side of receiver. “U.S. / V / P / eagle head” on top of bbl at rear. “H.N.” inspector marks on bolt and bolt handle. No cartouche visible on wood. Nickel-plated trap at front of forearm covers two-piece cleaning rod, which is still present. Winchester furnished the action and buttplate; the rest of the parts were made at Springfield. Only 400 of these were made. CONDITION: About 1/2 the blue remains, mixed with surface rust and pitting. Bolt has been cleaned. Most of the nickel remains on the forearm tip. Mechanically good. Front sight blade has been replaced. Has usual cracks at wrist, and there is another crack at the forearm. Edwards Collection 4-58477 (1,000-2,000)

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1534

WINCHESTER HOTCHKISS SECOND MODEL ARMY CARBINE. Cal. 45/70. SN 12638. 24” rnd bbl. Standard 3-line Winchester markings on left side of receiver. U.S. inspector marks on bbl, receiver, and bolt. No cartouche is visible on stock. Receivers and buttplates of these were furnished to Springfield Armory, who built rest of parts and assembled the guns. Only 400 of them were made. Nickel-plated brass forearm tip contains the two-piece ramrod. CONDITION: Gray/brown patina with areas of cleaning. Stock has been broken and repaired at wrist and on both sides of action. Mechanically good. Bore is lightly pitted. 4-58479 FS152 (1,000-1,500)

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1535

WINCHESTER HOTCHKISS FIRST MODEL NAVY RIFLE. SN 1450. Cal. 45/70. 29” rnd bbl. Marked with standard 3-line marking on left side of receiver. “anchor / US / anchor / V / P / eagle head” on bbl. “H.N.” inspector mark on bolt handle. No cartouche is visible on stock. 1,474 of these were made. CONDITION: Blue/brown patina overall with scattered light surface rust and pitting. Usual cracks are on left side of stock at the disconnect switch. There are also minor chips missing at the butt. Mechanically needs work. Magazine appears to be jammed. Edwards Collection 4-58476 (750-1,250)

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1536

WINCHESTER HOTCHKISS SECOND MODEL NAVY RIFLE. Cal. 45/70. SN 4937. 29” rnd bbl. Standard 3-line Winchester marking on left side of receiver. “W.W.K / R / US / anchor / V / P / eagle head / H.N.” at rear of bbl. The Nettleton inspector marks also appear on bolt, bolt handle, extractor, and receiver. “SWP” cartouche at rear of stock is dated “1881”. Like other contract Hotchkiss rifles, these were assembled at Springfield Armory and except for the Hotchkiss action and buttplate had the parts made at Springfield. Only 999 of these were made. CONDITION: Blue/brown patina overall with light surface rust and pitting. Stock has numerous dents and scratches and appears to have been varnished. Edwards Collection 4-58478 (850-1,500)

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1537

RARE CHAFFEE-REESE ARMY RIFLE. Cal. 45/70. NSN. 28” rnd bbl. Marked “U.S – SPRINGFIELD.- 1884.” on upper left rail of receiver. Standard proof marks at rear of bbl and “C-R” on left side of ski jump rear sight. “SWP” cartouche at rear of left side of stock is dated 1884. CONDITION: 80% blue on bbl and trigger guard. Gray patina with light pitting on action and buttplate. Stock has been broken and repaired through wrist with light sanding and refinish. Only one track appears to be in magazine tube. Bore is bright but lightly pitted. Edwards Collection 4-58486 (1,000-2,000)

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1538

RARE REMINGTON KEENE FRONTIER MODEL BOLT ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 45-70. SN 213. Standard rifle with 24” rnd bbl, full magazine, integral front band & sight with a replacement homemade blade. It has Remington’s military ladder rear sight. Receiver ring has a “P” proof mark with “W.W.K.” inspector initials & the arrow stamp of the Indian scouts. Left side of bbl & receiver have “H.N.” inspector stamps for Henry Nettleton. Left side of receiver is stamped “U.S.I.D 213”, the mark of the U.S. Interior Dept., which is also known as The Bureau of Indian Affairs. Mounted in a 1-pc walnut half-stock with the oval “HN” cartouche on left side of wrist, again for Henry Nettleton. Middle band and stock have sling swivels & there is smooth, steel, carbine/musket buttplate. This is an authentic Indian Police rifle issued in period of the 1880’s and apparently saw considerable frontier service. CONDITION: Good. Bbl retains blue in sheltered areas with balance a light patina. Magazine tube retains about 90% orig blue with light surface rust. Receiver retains about 30% blue, mostly on sides. Stock has a long grain crack in right side with signs of heavy use, showing substantial saddle bow wear in front of the carrier opening, with nicks, dings & gouges. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-59199 JR671 (5,000-8,000)

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1539

COLLECTION OF 36 INDIAN SCOUTS INSIGNIA. 1) Frame 1 includes 3 lrg silver insignia bearing crossed arrows surmounted by “USS” of the 1890 period; 1 hat wreath with “USS” c1895; 1 1902 “USS” Scout collar badge in dark bronze, no dots; 3 pair of bronze square dot “USS” collar devices; 1 pair of bronze rnd dot “USS” collar devices; 1 single rnd dot collar device; 1 single square dot collar device; 1 pair of brass rnd dot Scout “USS” collar devices; 1 single rnd dot Scout “USS” collar device. 2) Frame 2 includes 1 square dot “USS” collar device; 1 rnd dot “USS” collar device; 1 pair of 1912 Scout brass-colored “USS” rnd-shaped collar devices; 1 pair 1912 Scout bronze-colored “USS” rnd collar device; 1 1912 Scout bronze-colored smaller lettered “USS” rnd collar device; 1 1912 Scout bronze-colored large lettered “USS” collar device; 1 Cav. hat badge consisting of crossed sabers for the 6th Cav. L Troop; 1 1912 rnd bronze-colored “US” collar device; 1 rnd brass-colored “US” collar device, c1912; 1 rnd bronze-colored Scout device with crossed arrows, c1912; 1 rnd brass-colored Scout device with crossed arrows, c1912; 3 rnd brass-colored later period lapel badges with crossed arrows modeled after the Indian Scout badge; 1 unidentified plaque with “USS” over crossed arrows; 1 U.S. Department of Indian Affairs sale tag, Indian Police, 1888. 4-60314 CW9 (5,000-10,000)

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1540

SPRINGFIELD FIRST MODEL FENCING MUSKET. 36” part oct bbl. NSN. Stock is roughly turned with Blanchard lathe marks still on it. Metal is finished in the white. Only two bbl bands are installed. 170 of these were made in 1876 and 1877. This was made for the bayonet with the whalebone blade. CONDITION: Metal is fine. Wood is rough as turned. Edwards Collection 4-58472 FS133 (500-1,000)

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1541

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1907 FENCING MUSKET. These muskets were made from surplus trapdoor rifles with the new leather-covered spring steel practice bayonet screwed to front of bbl. Overall length simulated Model 1903 rifles. CONDITION: Leather on bayonet is worn through at tip, but generally good elsewhere. Gun is battered due to its use. Edwards Collection 4-58527 FS153 (500-1,000)

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1542

SPRINGFIELD TRAPDOOR TRAINING/FENCING RIFLE. Made from a trapdoor rifle with 24-1/2” bbl, having a bayonet stud on right side at muzzle with cut down stock & two bands without sling swivels. Breech block is dated “1878” and has had thumb latch cut off so it cannot be opened. It has a standard flat lockplate without hammer or internal parts and it has an 1873 buttplate without trapdoor. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains a blue/brown patina and lockplate most of its orig blue. Breechblock has brilliant case colors. Stock is sound with bruises near toe with others on forestock and has an oil finish. 4-58521 JR670 (500-1,000)

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1543

RARE ORIGINAL SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1894 KRAG RIFLE. Cal. 30-40 Krag. SN 4800. Very rare rifle with 30” bbl, pedestal mounted, blade front sight & a 2,000 yard orig ladder rear sight. Mounted in 1-pc walnut stock with split front band & stacking swivel, middle band with sling swivel & a corresponding sling swivel in buttstock. It has smooth, steel buttplate without trap. It has orig wiping rod in a channel in bottom of forestock. It also has an 1894 cartouche on left wrist. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl is a blue/brown patina with traces of blue in sheltered areas and on front band. Sideplate & cartridge box are a thin blue/gray patina and receiver is a blue/brown patina. Stock has a major repair through wrist and comb and overall retains about all of a restored finish with gouges on left side by receiver and normal use & handling marks elsewhere. Mechanics are fine, strong bore, dark in grooves. 4-60688 JR669 (5,000-8,000)

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1544

*SPRINGFIELD ARMORY MODEL 1892 KRAG RIFLE. Cal. 30. SN 8545. This is a good example of a ’92 Krag Rifle although it has had some minor updates. Would be a good candidate for someone who had access to a couple of small parts. CONDITION: As in virtually all ’92 Krags, this one has seen its share of service. Receiver shows approx. 10% of the case hardening with the balance turning to patina. Left sideplate is a later replacement and shows approx. 90% of the color. Magazine cover appears to be orig to the gun and shows approx. 70% finish with some very minor, very fine pitting in the blue. Bolt assembly shows orig and in good condition and extractor showing approx. 40% of the fire blue. Safety appears to be correct for this gun. Flat muzzle bbl shows approx. 65-70% finish with some very small spots of minor pitting in the exposed areas. Cleaning rod is a modern replacement. Type 2 front bbl band is also a replacement. I believe it to be a ’96, as it does not have the ramrod guide. Front bbl band shows 80% orig finish. Middle band shows approx. 40% orig finish, balance turning to plum. Rifle is equipped with an orig Krag sling that has been repaired and is very delicate. Trigger guard shows just patina with very little existence of orig finish. Buttstock is in good condition with numerous dents and dings from front to rear, but a very good “1894” cartouche and circle “P”. Upper hand guard assembly is in very good shape with just the smallest of dings throughout and no visible cracks. Orig ’92 Krag rear sight is in very good condition, showing better than 85% of the orig bright blue. No trap buttplate shows better than 50% of the orig bright blue finish. Mechanics are fine, and bore is dark with fairly strong rifling. All in all, this is a very good example of an extremely hard to get Krag and would be difficult to upgrade. Edwards Collection 4-58497 BK51 (5,000-10,000)

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1545

*SPRINGFIELD ARMORY MODEL 1894/96 KRAG RIFLE. Cal. 30. SN 20613. This is a very good example of a 94/96 update Krag rifle that has been well kept throughout the year. It shows lots of condition for its age and the use that it has seen. It is mechanically fine but the action (could use just a little oil) and a nice bright bore. CONDITION: Receiver retains approx. 50% colors fading with some spotting underneath. Sideplate retains approx. 70% colors with also some spotting underneath. Magazine cover retains approx 45-50% colors. Trigger guard assembly retains approx. 70% bright blue with some dirt that could use a cleaning. Bbl assembly shows 85-90% blue with some dried grease at the wood line. Bbl also has muzzle cover/sight protector. Bbl bands (both) retain about 70% of their orig blue with some slight corrosion in spots. Rear sight assembly retains about 70% blue and is of the proper ’96 type. Buttstock has the Armory nicely filled cleaning rod groove that would be expected on this update, and although no cartouche is present, the circle “P” is still very present. Stock is in very good shape with fairly sharp finger grooves with some numerous small dents and dings, predominantly around the magazine assembly with 1 prominent, but not detracting scuff, on the right side approx. 2” in front of the buttplate. Rifle is equipped with a Mills “1880/94” web sling with brass accoutrements and is in good condition with some minor staining. Edwards Collection 4-58499 BK49 (1,500-2,500)

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1546

*SPRINGFIELD ARMORY MODEL 1898 KRAG RIFLE. Cal. 22. SN 477317. This is a very pretty example of a 98’ Krag in Cal. 22 that has all the proper features, with the exception of the cal. 22 marking on the receiver is not present. There are also 6 holes drilled in the buttstock in front of the trigger guard and below the magazine an sideplate, that appear to be about 1/8” around that I cannot explain. There is also what appears to be a through-hole on the upper hand guard going from left to right about 1/2 way between the rivets and the rear sight. CONDITION: Receiver retains approx. 98% of the arsenal mottled blue finish as does the sideplate. The sideplate screw however is buggered. The magazine cover retains about 95% blue with the balance turning patina. Inside of receiver and bolt assembly show almost no use. Bbl assembly shows 85-90% blue with some marks on the top that appear to be rack marks, as well as a couple of small patches of light rust. The “1901” rear sight assembly show about 90% with a fair amount of dried grease on it. The trigger guard assembly also shows about 90% or better bright blue with just a little oxidation around the screws. The middle band however shows no finish at all as if it never had any. The buttplate assembly shows approx. 85% of the blue with thinning on high edges. The buttstock is in good condition with the exception of the 6 holes spoke of earlier, with a very nice “1902” dated cartouche and proof mark. There is however a significant amount of coarse chipping on both sides of the rear swing swivel. Finger grooves are fairly sharp and the balance of the stock is in good condition with just minor scores and dings that do not detract from it very much. The top hand guard is in very good condition with a couple of minor dings in it and no cracks. It does however have the aforementioned hole drilled through it. Mechanically fine. Bore shows excellent with just a little dirt. 4-58741 BK74 (2,500-5,000)

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1547

*SPRINGFIELD ARMORY MODEL 1898 KRAG “GALLERY PRACTICE” RIFLE. Cal. 22. SN 476918. This 1898 Krag Gallery practice rifle falls into the proper range and proper modification for being a type 3 Gallery Practice Krag. The gun appears to be 100% orig. It is in the correct SN range, correct markings, everything is as it should be for the very rare 22 Gallery gun. CONDITION: Receiver retains approx. 30% of the orig case colors with the balance fading to grey. Sideplate retains approx. 50% with the balance also fading to grey. Magazine cover retains about 65% with the balancing plumbing. Trigger guard assembly, though containing much finish, has turned to plum. 22-bbl assembly retains approx. 50-60% of the orig blue with a slightly dark, but in excellent condition, bore. Rifle is also equipped with a front sight/muzzle protector. Stock is in very good condition with the exception of a 1” x 1/2” x 1/8” deep chip at the bottom right hand corner of the cartouche. Also 4 notches and an “X” carved in at the top of the grip. Balance of the stock is excellent condition with a very legible cartouche, unfortunately the knick goes through the last 2 numbers of the cartouche. Upper hand guard is in exceptional condition with very minor dings. Rifle has 03 type sling, but is torn at the bottom. Edwards Collection 4-58508 BK52 (3,000-5,000)

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1548

*UNUSUAL ALTERATION OF A KRAG RIFLE. Cal. 22. NSN. It appears that someone, possibly an arsenal, has altered a Krag receiver & stock by inserting a Remington 22 receiver into Krag receiver with its entire bbl and magazine tube. Both sideplate & cartridge box have been removed & replaced with flat steel plates. The right rear of 22 receiver has a homemade thumb safety. It has a 23” rnd bbl with military style sleeve front sight, two bands with stacking swivel & sling swivels and a Krag upper handguard with a filled sight cutout. It has Krag trigger guard & smooth buttplate with trap and an 1896 cartouche. Bottom of forestock, between two upper bands, has an oval cutout for loading magazine. Left side of receiver is mounted with a solid base containing a Weaver Model 329 3/4” tube scope. Altogether a most unusual piece, possibly built by military as a sub-caliber practice rifle or simply the creation of some ingenious gunsmith. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains about 75% flaked blue & receiver 50-60% old refinish. Stock has a crack on left side in front of the sideplate cutout, otherwise wood is sound with normal handling & use marks and an unusual groove on left side of forearm. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore, good optics. 4-59131 JR668 (3,000-5,000)

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1549

*SPRINGFIELD ARMORY MODEL 1892 KRAG “SHORT” RIFLE. Cal. 30. SN 9769. This 1892 Krag is listed by the consignor as an experimental short rifle with a 24” bbl with the muzzle turned for a bayonet (similar to constabulary carbine). I personally have never seen or heard of one and have found absolutely no information pertaining to one being made but that is not saying that they didn’t. The government and the armory in particular were known to do a lot of experimenting to come up with new ideas. Rifle appears to be in fairly orig 1892 pattern with the only modifications being shortening of the front end. CONDITION: Receiver retains about 20-25% of its orig case mottling with a lot of silvering coming through. Sideplate is in approx. the same condition as receiver and is believed to be original. Magazine assembly is in better condition retaining 50-60% of its finish turning patina with its balance beginning to silver. Bolt shows oxidation from being stored with grease on it and should clean up to be fine, as will carriage assembly inside receiver. This appears to have been store for some time in grease. Bbl retains approx. 65-70% of its orig finish, turning plum, with rough bore but retains the flat surface on the front and not much blue at all where bbl was turned to accept bayonet. Ramrod bayonet appears to be a type 3 that has been shortened to correspond to the rifle. The correct, 2nd type, 92’ front band assembly exhibits approx. 50% of its finish turning plum. Middle band assembly is patina with just a little blue in protected areas. Trigger guard retains about 40% of its finish, though silvering and spotty. No trap buttplate has about 75% patina with silvering around the edges. Buttstock shows no evidence of a cartouche and is in pretty good shape with minor dings and mars throughout, but nothing any bigger than 3/16” around. Finger grooves are still reasonably sharp. Upper hand guard and orig 1892 rifle rear sight are in good condition with very few dents to the hand guard and no cracks exhibited and about 50% on the sight with some oxidation. All in all, this is a fine rifle that I just have information on. Edwards Collection 4-58498 BK63 (3,500-7,500)

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1550

*SPRINGFIELD ARMORY MODEL 1899 KRAG “CONSTABULARY” CARBINE (ASSEMBLED). Cal. 30. SN 227832. Rifle bears a striking resemblance to a Philippine constabulary carbine, but my feeling is that has been an orig 99’ barreled action that had the modifications done and was installed on a (possibly) reproduction stock, or at least a replacement stock. Sights are not carbine as required. Stock does not have “JFC” cartouche as required, and upon taking the metal out of the wood I have come to notice that this particular 99’ Krag Carbine as a carbine by the corrosion to the bottom of the bbl where it was in a carbine stock for an extended period of time. Being that these were made up from 1899 Carbines and were done in the early 1900’s, I don’t feel that this amount of corrosion could have been possible. CONDITION: Receiver retains approx. 75% finish turning plum. Side cover still has very nice mottling which is just beginning to silver. Magazine cover retains some 90% of its color, although turning plum. Bolt assembly has a nice even patina and there is still about 75% nitride blue on the extractor. Bbl assembly, in stock, shows approx. 75% thinning/aged blue with modified muzzle for bayonet. Bore is in fair condition with some pitting toward the muzzle end and gets better as you go back towards the receiver. Bbl bands retain 85% of a bright orig blue. Trigger guard assembly retains approx. 75-80% of the orig blue turning plum around the screws. Buttplate retains about 50% orig blue with some touch-up evident. Buttstock appears near new on the outside and brand new on the inside with just a couple of minor scuffs being evident and very sharp finger grooves. Upper hand guard is the long-wood type commonly used on 98’ rifles and 99’ carbines and is in excellent condition though not matching in age or color with the stock. Mechanically this rifle is sound. Edwards Collection 4-58522 BK65 (1,500-3,000)

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1551

*SPRINGFIELD ARMORY MODEL 1896 KRAG RIFLE. Cal. 30. SN 66498. This is a nice example of an early mod. ’96 Krag with a cartouche of “1897”. It is in overall very good condition with a nice bright bore and a wonderfully smooth action. CONDITION: Receiver retains approx. 30% of the mottled blue finish more prominent toward the front hand guard assembly with the balance fading to patina. Sideplate assembly retains approx. 10-15% of the finish and is also fading to patina. Magazine assembly retains approx. 50% of the finish with the balance fading to patina. Bbl retains better than 90% of its orig blue and is in very good condition with no fading or rust present and is complimented by a muzzle cap/sight cover. Front bbl band retains approx. 85% of the nice blue as does the middle band. Buttstock is in very good condition with a very minimum of dings in it, predominantly around the finger grooves and top of wrist. Trigger guard assembly retains 50% of its blue. Cartouche is very present and very legible as is the “P” inspection proof. Upper hand guard is in excellent shape, as well has no cracks, and no dings in it. ’96 rear sight is in very good condition retaining approx 85% of its orig finish. Buttplate retains approx. 40% of its finish with cleaning rod and oiler in the butt. Mechanically it is excellent. Edwards Collection 4-58500 BK48 (1,100-1,600)

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1552

*SPRINGFIELD ARMORY MODEL 1898 KRAG RIFLE. Cal. 30. SN 422422. This 1898/1903 Krag is towards the very end of production and is in exceptional condition seeing very little use throughout its life. It is 100% correct, including the sling and is very exceptional condition, just aside of being mint. CONDITION: Receiver retains 98% or better of a vivid mottling type case hardening, as does the side cover. Magazine retains approx. 90-95% of the same. Bolt assembly, thought containing dried grease, is in excellent condition as is the extractor that I’m sure a little oil would help bring out the nitride blue color in. Rear sight assembly (1901), is in excellent condition, retaining 95% of its orig finish. Bbl assembly retains 90% of its orig finish, though the exposed area on top is beginning to plum. Bbl assembly also has 1 small bright spot between the 2 bands obviously from being in a rack. Also a few very minor scratches toward the muzzle of the bbl Front bbl band assembly retains 90% of the blue and is beginning to plum. Middle band shows about new. Trigger housing has turned to plum. Buttstock assembly shows very good with a very prominent cartouche and proof mark, and very sharp finger grooves, although the front of the buttstock, just to the rear of the front band has seen some damage. Several fair size dents in the bottom of the buttstock just behind the front band, extending approx. 2 1/2”-3”. With the exception of that wood shows about new, the upper hand guard has one very small ding between the 2 rivets measuring approx. 1/8”-1/4”. Bore shows as new. Mechanics are excellent. Edwards Collection 4-58506 BK50 (800-1,200)

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1553

*SPRINGFIELD ARMORY MODEL 1898 KRAG RIFLE. Cal. 30. SN 178227. This “1899” dated Krag Rifle is well-used, but still fairly pleasing to look at. It would be a nice example for a beginning collector, or a collector on a budget that cannot afford mint piece, but still retains all the nice features of an orig ’98 Krag. CONDITION: Receiver retains approx. 40% mottling case colors with the sideplate appearing to have been replaced and retaining approx. 70%. Sideplate screw is a modern replacement. Magazine cover retains about 60% orig colors, beginning to silver at the top. Bolt is still in nice polished condition with what appears to be a light coat of grease and approx. 90% still on the extractor. Bbl has approx. 10-15% faded blue above the wood line with the smallest bit of pin prick pitting scattered. Front bbl band assembly retains about 70% fading colors with some light rush present. Middle band retains very little blue, but has no rust or corrosion on it. Trigger guard assembly retains approx. 90% of the blue with some very light scattered rust just starting. Buttplate is better than most and retains approx. 85% vivid blue with 1” x 1” flake at the top, near the toe and several very minor scuffs along the way. Rear sight assembly is a mod. “1898” and has about 30% of the blue remaining and is unmolested. Buttstock is in good condition with fairly sharp finger grooves, but numerous chips and dents primarily forward of the magazine assembly, getting heavier as they reach the front band. Upper hand guard is in very good condition with just a few small bruises and no cracks. Mechanics are outstanding. Bore shows heavy use with corrosion throughout. May clean up some. Edwards Collection 4-58505 BK46 (750-1,000)

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1554

*SPRINGFIELD ARMORY MODEL 1895 KRAG CARBINE. Cal. 30. SN 27833. This appears to be a nice orig example of a ’95 Krag Carbine that is in pretty good shape considering that they did most of the work up to and including the Rough Riders. This particular example has a fair amount of condition as well as a very legible “1896” cartouche and proof mark. CONDITION: Receiver retains 85% of the orig mottled blue with the sideplate retaining approx. 65%. Magazine cover retains approx. 90% of its finish and bolt is polished beginning to patina with the blue on the extractor beginning to fade. Bbl retains approx. 80% of the orig blue. Well-worn bore still exhibits some brightness to it. Bbl band and rear sight base retain approx. 15-20% blue which is patinated while the rear sight carbon leaf retains some 80%. Front & rear sights are both the correct Carbine sights. Front sight retains about 50% of the orig blue. Buttstock, though seeing a fair amount of use, is in good condition with a very legible cartouche and a nice fit to the saddle bar. Trigger guard assembly is faded to a grayish-brown patina. Buttplate retains approx. 50% of a fading blue. Upper hand guard is in fair condition with one approx. 1” x 1” dent directly behind the rivet and a repaired crack that runs from the rear sight to the receiver ring. Mechanics are excellent. This is one of the better surviving examples of a ’95 Krag Carbine that I’ve had the opportunity to inspect. Edwards Collection 4-58501 BK47 (1,200-2,000)

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1555

*SPRINGFIELD ARMORY MODEL 1896 KRAG CARBINE. Cal. 30. SN 70847. This is a pleasing, but fairly well-used example of a ’96 Krag Carbine that is 100% correct. CONDITION: Approx. 40-50% fading finish on the receiver and sideplate. Approx. 25% finish on the magazine cover, but with no rust or corrosion existing. Bolt is starting to patina as well as the blue fading on the extractor with the remaining coverage of about 30%. Bbl assembly is equipped with a sight cover and retains about 60-65% blue that may have had the slightest bit of touchup somewhere along the line, however still remains very pleasing to look at. Bbl band and rear carbine sight assembly are faded to patina and the bore of this rifle shows extensive use with moderate pitting throughout, although rifling is still fairly strong. Trigger guard assembly is about 80% blue, but faded to patina with one small dent at the very bottom. “1897” cartouche buttstock is in good condition with minor dings throughout, primarily on the left side, and the finger grooves still have a fair sharpness to them. Upper hand guard assembly is in excellent condition with 1 or 2 small dings and no cracks. Buttplate shows about 20% fading blue. Although well used, this Carbine is still very pleasing to look at overall, and would be a nice addition to a collection. Edwards Collection 4-58503 BK44 (1,100-1,800)

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1556

*SPRINGFIELD ARMORY MODEL 1896 KRAG. Cal. 30. SN 49804. This is an 1896 Krag rifle that has been modified to carbine length. It appears to have a correct carbine stock as there is no provision for a rear swing swivel, but it is also not equipped with a saddle bar. It does have the large bolt cutout for an 1896, so therefore there is a question about the wood. As a 96’, it should have a saddle bar, and there is no question that it is pre 98 wood. But it also cannot be described as a cut down rifle, because there is no repair as to where there was a swing swivel. The bbl has been expertly cut down to carbine length, 20”, although you can see some discoloration where they soldered the sight base on to the bbl. The rear sight is also a rifle sight. CONDITION: Receiver retains approx 50% of its orig finish turning to patina with silvering around the edges. Sideplate also retains approx. 40% of the finish which is also turning to patina. Magazine cover retains approx 85% of a deep blue with some small patches of rust on the handle where you open and close it. Bbl retains about 60% of its blue, thinning, with some slight patches of rust and front 3” of bbl have been touched up after sight was replanted. Bore shows as well-used with pitting present and may clean up to good with a good scrubbing. Buttstock, as described before, is similar to a mod. 99’ with no provision for a saddle bar, although it does have the radius cut out around the bolt area of a 92’, 94’, 96’. Buttstock has never had any provision for swing swivel or saddle bar. There is no cartouche present. Stock is in pretty good condition with some slight dings and mar and fairly sharp finger grooves. The hand guard assembly is “1899” long wood with a hump and is in good condition with a couple very minor dents and no cracks. Mechanics are fine. Overall this is a rather nicely done composite. Edwards Collection 4-58502 BK81 (500-1,000)

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1557

*SPRINGFIELD ARMORY MODEL 1898 KRAG CARBINE. Cal. 30. SN 138879. This is a nice, pleasing example of an 1898 Krag Carbine with the exception of having a rear rifle sight. The mechanics are excellent and the gun is very pleasing to look at. CONDITION: Receiver and sideplate assembly still retain their mottled finish although the receiver is beginning to plum. Loading gate retains approx. 75-80% of the blue and is in good condition. Bbl assembly retains approx. 80-85% of its orig finish with some minor dings, but is turning plum where it is not covered by the wood as is the correct front carbine sight. Bbl band is in excellent condition retaining 90%+ of its orig blue with just the slightest area of small pitting approx. 1/2” above the spring catch. Rear sight is not the correct Carbine sight as it has an 1800-yd graduation and no letter ”C” on it. Trigger guard retains about 70% orig blue coverage with a couple of small nicks in it. Buttplate retains about 50% orig finish, turning to plum. Buttstock is in very good shape with numerous light scuffs to it, and a slight crack between the sideplate and the saddle bar, but has a fairly readable “1898” cartouche and circle “P”. Upper hand guard is in good condition with a couple small nicks and what appears to be repaired crack that extends from the rivet on the right hand side to the receiver ring. This is very common for these hand guards. Mechanics are excellent and bore is well-used with barely discernable rifling, but not pitted. Edwards Collection 4-58504 BK45 (1,000-1,500)

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1558

*SPRINGFIELD ARMORY MODEL 1899 KRAG CARBINE. Cal. 30. SN 355244. This is a nice example of a “1901” era built Krag Carbine with the shorter forearm & hand guard assembly. Rifle has a headless cocking piece on the bolt. It has the proper “1901” Carbine sights, front and rear. Gun is in excellent mechanical condition showing little use with a somewhat bright bore that is a little dark in the grooves, but overall a very nice example of this ’99 Krag. CONDITION: Receiver retains approx. 90% mottled glue to the receiver and side cover with the prominent wear being inside, along the extractor. Magazine cover retains approx. 80% of the orig finish. Bbl retains 80-85% of its orig blue, but shows some signs of having surface corrosion cleaned off of it at some point. Front & rear sights are in excellent condition retaining better than 90% of their finish. Bbl band retains approx. 80% of its finish, but is very pleasing. Trigger guard assembly retains better than 90% finish with a slight discoloration and some surface corrosion in the area of the front screw. Buttplate retains approx. 45-50% coverage, but has no signs of corrosion or rust on it. Buttstock is in excellent condition with fairly sharp finger grooves and a very legible “1901” dated cartouche and a very small number of “78” just in front of the buttplate tang. Stock has no significant scarring or marring, and the hand guard is in excellent condition with one very small dent approx. 2” in front of the receiver and 1/2” above the stock on the left hand side, but hardly noticeable upon inspection. Overall a very nice Krag Carbine. Edwards Collection 4-58509 BK43 (1,250-2,000)

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1559

*SPRINGFIELD ARMORY MODEL 1899 KRAG CARBINE. Cal. 30/40. SN 225691. This is a good example of a “end of the run” 1899 Krag Carbine. It retains a fair amount of finish, good wood, a decent bore and the correct sights. The bolt also has a headless cocking piece that is somewhat common on 1899 carbines. CONDITION: Receiver retains approx. 80% fading case colors with left cover retaining approx. 90%. Magazine cover retains approx. 90% of its color also. Bolt is polished with the extractor retaining approx. 95% of its fire blue. Bbl is in good condition, retaining approx 85-90% of its finish with some weather frosting on the outside as well as 3 or 4 small dings just above the front band. Bore is somewhat bright, but well used, however does show a fair amount of rifling (possibly leaded). Front and rear sights, as well as sight cover, all have the “C” markings in the proper places and are correct for this gun as well as retaining very good finish. Trigger guard assembly retains 95% of its bright orig blue with the buttstock retaining approx. 20% turning to plum with a rack number of “218” on the tang. Buttstock is in excellent condition with a very legible “1899” cartouche and the proof mark being just slightly less prominent. It has very sharp finger grooves and no significant marring at all, and is of the long wood type. Upper hand guard, which is the same as the rifle hand guard, is in excellent condition with no significant marring or cracks. Action works smoothly, soundly and is mechanically fine. Edwards Collection 4-58507 BK38 (900-1,800)

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1559a

VERY RARE ORIGINAL KRAG CARBINE WOODEN SHIPPING CRATE. Turn of the century US military shipping crate that originally contained 10 Krag carbines, screwdrivers, 10 sight covers and 10 oilers. You will occasionally see rifle shipping crates for the Krag, but this is the first carbine crate I’ve ever seen. I can see no Springfield Armory marks on the box, but the writing that is visible is in black stencil and each end reads as follows: 586. 10 Carbines, Cal .30 (looks like M. U). 96 Rear Sights, C&R (Cleaned and Repaired) March 1902, (obscured, but may be a 2) Screwdrivers, 10 Sight Covers, 10 Oilers. You can see a rifle shipping crate on page 100 of Franklin Mallory’s The Krag Rifle Story II for a comparison. SIZE: Crate measures 48″ long by 16 3/8″ wide by 14 3/8″ high. There are what appear to be two horsehair rope handles on each end, presumably for a two man carry. Inside the box are wooden dividers or spacers designed to lay 5 carbines alternating muzzle for butt end to form one row of carbines and then switch direction and lay the top row of 5 to give you a total of 10 carbines. The lid of the crate is typical military in that it was designed to screw into the sides of the crate for shipment and upon arriving at the fort or depot, have the screws removed and most likely, the lid discarded. This is an incredible opportunity for the advanced Krag collector to acquire an extremely hard to find accessory for their collection. CONDITION: Near good to good. Box itself is solid but shows wear to the stenciling, which, while legible, is faint. Edges of the crate lid, bottom corners and front and back panels show use, and are scuffed and rounded as might be expected of a 100 plus year old box. Splotch of white paint on top of the lid, which also has a 14″ crack to the lid running lengthwise but is held in place by the crossbar underneath. Someone did write on the crate in what appears to be black crayon in a few spots which is faint and illegible. Both horsehair handles have areas of wear and fraying – picking up the crate by them is NOT recommended. 4-58250 (2,000 -4,000)

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1560

VERY FINE WINCHESTER MODEL 1895 STRAIGHT PULL MILITARY RIFLE. Cal. 236. SN 11674. 24” rnd bbl. Standard 2-line marking on left side of receiver. This is the civilian version without the caliber marking or model marking on receiver. Rear sling swivel is removable type that has eyes at front of magazine and near toe of the butt. Top wood surrounds rear sight and is held by middle bbl band. Steel guard with a “U” inspector mark has been added to front sight. CONDITION: Excellent. 98% blue overall worn only at right side of bolt. Stock has minor dents and scratches. Action is fine. Front bbl band has a bayonet fixture. Approximately 3,800 of these were made. 4-58747 FS156 (2,000-3,000)

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1560a

EXTREMELY RARE WINCHESTER/LEE STRAIGHT PULL BAYONET. Marked “WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO.” 8-1/8” single fuller blade with short return. Walnut scales riveted to hilt with steel rivets. Leather scabbard has blued steel throat and drag. Belt loop is attached to throat with steel washer and rivet. Wire belt catch is missing. CONDITION: Near new with slight scratches along sharp edges. Hilt shows no use. Scabbard has minor scuffs on front. Belt loop has heavier scratches along edges and from movement of cross guard. 4-58747-1 FS157 (1,500-2,500)

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1561

RARE CIVILIAN WINCHESTER LEE NAVY STRAIGHT PULL BOLT ACTION MUSKET. Cal. 6.5 Lee Navy. SN. 13610. Standard musket with 28″ slim tapered rnd bbl with military sights, short upper hand guard that is from another type of rifle & a front band with stacking swivel & bayonet lug. The military style ladder rear sight is graduated to 2000 yards. The receiver ring has only the SN with no navy markings or cartouches & it has musket patent information on the left side of receiver. It is mounted in a 1-pc walnut stock with nicely figured butt & smooth musket buttplate with trap. It has a sling loop on the middle band & correspondingly on the buttstock with a non-orig replacement sling swivel. It also has the musket bolt with a single gas hole. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle as having been shipped July 13, 1898. CONDITION: Bbl retains 92-93% possible old reblue with a few scattered spots of pitting & some thinning just in front of the hand guard. Receiver & cartridge box retain about 85% thin orig blue. Wood is sound with minor storage and handling marks, with the aforementioned replaced hand guard, retains most of its orig oil finish. Mechanics are fine, strong dark bore. 4-56637 (2,500-3,500)

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1561a

FRAMED FULL SCALE FACTORY DRAWING OF LEE STRAIGHT PULL RIFLE. The five foot long drawing is simply framed and has cut-away drawings of the right side, plus top views of the action, sling, swivels, bbl bands and bayonet. The engineering drawing is on sized linen cloth, usually called velum in engineering circles. This is labeled with project “NO 4722”. It is dated July 30, 1896. CONDITION: Some creases and folds but still bright. 4-58839 FS801 (600-1,000)

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1562

LARGE LOT OF ENGINEERING DRAWINGS FOR THE WINCHESTER LEE STRAIGHT PULL RIFLE. There are 107 individual drawings of various sizes and in various scales which give dimensions, assembly instructions and changes including four of the eight types of firing pin, which nobody knows. Most of these drawings show great detail and include dimensions to the thousandth of an inch. The earliest is dated 1895, the latest is 1916 when they were discarded. A list of parts dated July 15, 1896 lists 90 individual parts. Another list shows the material to be used in each part. The forgings included Bessemer, Crescent, Firth, Spring and Bureau Of Ordnance steel specifications. All are shrink-wrapped on heavy poster board. 4-58840 (5,000-10,000)

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1563

*SPRINGFIELD ARMORY MODEL 1901. Cal. 30. SN 11. This rifle is an experimental transition between the Krag and the 1903 Springfield. It retains the size of the Krag with the same basic sights with the receiver and the basic shape of the 1903 ramrod bayonet. There were very few of these guns produced as they were not issued to the troops, as they were for testing and evaluation. CONDITION: Bbl & receiver of this gun appear to have the finish wearing to a patina but somebody has some sort of coating on it, whether varnish or whatever, to keep it from getting any worse. Under the wood-line finish is significantly darker blue. Bbl bands are in fine shape with front one turning patina as the middle one retains more blue. Wood is in very fine condition with sharp finger grooves in the stock and nothing more than a couple of very minor scuff marks throughout the stock and hand guard. Buttplate is typical Krag and shows about 50% of the finish. Trigger guard and floorplate show about 80% of blue scattering to a grayish patina with some debris from the Krag type sling which is eroding gathering on it. Rear sight has virtually no finish as does the front sight. Ramrod bayonet is in fine condition, retaining almost all of its blue and functions flawlessly. Rifle is mechanically fine with an excellent bore. Edwards Collection 4-58510 BK34 (7,500-15,000)

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1564

*SPRINGFIELD ARMORY MODEL 1903 “ROD-BAYONET”. Cal. 30-03. SN 20745. The ram rod bayonet 03 is considered the Holy Grail among 03 collectors. Unaltered examples with any condition at all are considered the most extremely rare 03 obtainable as most were modified to the 1905-1906 update. This rifle is the 2nd best that I’ve ever seen in my 40+ years of being around these types of rifles. CONDITION: Receiver retains 98%+ orig blue with just a couple of very minor rub marks. Bolt is near perfect with a polished body and slight fading to the blue on the knob from being actuated. Nitride blue extractor shows just a couple of very minor scratches toward the front from being actuated. Rear sight and sight base assembly show better than 95% of their orig finish with the most wear being on the top ramp from having the leaf adjusted. Middle band shows 99%+ blue and is perfect as one could hope to get. Front band also shows 99% of the orig blue. Bbl and front sight assembly shows better than 98% with just a couple of very light scratches that do not go all the way through the blue, from having a sight cover on it at time. Rod bayonet and assembly is flawless. Trigger guard and floorplate assembly show better than 99% with just a couple of very slight scuffs that do not penetrate through the blue. Rifle is equipped with a Rock Island Arsenal 1903 dated sling (of Krag style) that is as perfect as one could hope to get. Buttplate assembly shows better than 60% orig blue with some thinning and some turning to patina. Buttstock has approx. half a dozen very light nicks in it. Largest being underneath the sling and right at the rear swing swivel. Finger grooves are as sharp as the day they were made. Upper hand guard is near perfect with just a few slight scuff marks from being in a rack at some point. Bore and mechanics of this gun are perfect. “1904” dated cartouche is crisp as the day it was put in the stock. There is no circle “P”. This is undoubtedly one of the finest examples of a rod bayonet that anyone could hope to obtain. 4-58352 BK55 (30,000-40,000)

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1565

EXTREMELY RARE M1901 (SECOND TYPE) SPRINGFIELD ARMORY UNFINISHED RECEIVER. This second type, solid top receiver was originally intended to be on the experimental M1901 rifle – the transitional rifle between the Krag and what eventually became the M1903Springfield. Please see Brophy, pages 2 to 20 for more information. The receiver does not have a serial number or any Springfield Armory or model designation numbers or letters on it. The metal is “in the white” with no bluing what-so-ever. In fact, when compared to the receiver of the M1901 rifle we have in this auction, you can see the sharper corners on this receiver that indicate it never finished the machining process. Only a handful of these rifles were ever produced for the trials looking to replace the Krag rifle. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Shows some areas of rough unfinished metal and some light rust and grease, but certainly falls into the realm of “unfired”. 4-58539 (100-200)

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1567

*SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1903 ROD BAYONET RIFLE. Cal. Appears to be caliber 30-03. SN 58424. An assembled rod bayonet rifle with, what may be, an orig bbl bearing only marks “SA” and a flaming bomb without a date. Bayonet appears to be original. It has a correct upper handguard & stock with a replacement front band and bayonet locking block. Stock has a tiny “U” back of trigger guard. Front sight also appears to be a late creation. Middle band appears to be correct with a groove and tiny “U”. It has correct Krag style rear sight and the cutoff finished bright. It has a parkerized trigger guard & floorplate with a smooth trigger. Buttplate is smooth steel with trap. It has standard sling swivels with a very early 1905-type military sling. Bolt has a high polish blue finish on knob & handle and part of rear of body with a satin finish striker shroud & safety. CONDITION: Fine, as noted. Bbl retains a restored blue finish and receiver traces of restored blue finish with draw file marks & pitting. Stock has a hairline back of top tang; otherwise wood is sound and retains a fine hand rubbed, orig type finish. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. 4-59201 JR667 (5,000-10,000)

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1568

*SPRINGFIELD ARMORY MODEL 1903 “ROD BAYONET” BARRELED ACTION AND WOOD ONLY. Cal. 30. NSN. This is an unfinished receiver with no nomenclature or SN with an unfinished bbl and front sight for a 1903 rod bayonet. The bbl has blue on it and receiver is in the white although turned to patina. Front sight is complete and blued, although not fitted very well to bbl. Buttstock is complete and has a “1903” cartouche and is in very good condition with buttplate and swing swivel. Front hand guard is also present and has a 5″ crack from the rear up. Middle bbl band is present, although I don’t know whether or not it goes with this stock bbl receiver. There are no other parts present. I believe this would be a good investment for somebody that has the desire to restore an 03 ramrod bayonet for the parts. Edwards Collection 4-58538 BK57 (1,500-4,000)

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1569

*SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1903 RIFLE. Cal. 30-06. SN 3(?). This rifle appears to be a composite but still all in all is a reasonable example of a 1903 Springfield. Receiver is obviously, for whatever reason, something that left arsenal without a number on it. It is block lettering as opposed to script, so therefore I dispute the number “3”. Bbl is dated “SA11-10”. Stock is cartouched “1912”, about which I suspect because it is of the 2-bolt variety. Upper hand guard is of WWII vintage with the low hump. CONDITION: Receiver retains approx. 80% of finish with what appears to be some pipe wrench marks at wood line. Bore is poor but bbl has most of orig blue. Trigger guard assembly & middle band have 80-85% of orig blue and are in nice condition. Front band, although not abused, has turned plum. Buttplate is of the smooth variety with some rust. Buttstock is in reasonable condition though the finger grooves are rather well worn and cartouche has been either enhanced or changed. Other than that there is only one reasonably significant dent, just in front of top buttplate screw measuring 1-1/2” x 1/2”. Sights are orig to bbl. This is a decent rifle if you wish to have just an example of an 03 Springfield. 4-58240 BK12 (400-800)

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1570

*SPRINGFIELD ARMORY MODEL 1903 MARK 1. Cal. 30-06. SN 1182857. This is a nice example of a complete Mark 1 Springfield with Pedersen Device, magazine, mag pouch, and ammo. Gun is in very good external shape showing all the correct features for what it is with the exception of a replacement stock. Pedersen device and also comes with 1 magazine, 1 box of ammo and 1 magazine pouch dated “RIA 7-19”. CONDITION: Receiver retains 98% refinish with some very minor pitting underneath. “5-20” dated bbl shows also 98% of a refinish with a well-used bore that should clean to good. Bands appear to be orig dark parkerized finish, with the front one retaining approx. 60% finish and the middle one retaining 90% finish, but with a small dent in the right hand side. Buttstock is a Rock Island 2 bolt that has been expertly modified for the ejection port of the Pedersen device, with a cartouche on the left hand side of “OEL” over “1919” with letter “Q” outside the box. Stock also has a script proof mark on the wrist. Stock is good condition with numerous minor to moderate dings to scuffs throughout, the most significant being between the 2 stock bolts on the right hand side. It also bears the painted rack number “106” on the right side of the butt. Hand guard is a WWII replacement and in good condition with minor dings throughout. Trigger guard and floorplate assembly appear to be in very good orig dull black finish. Buttplate retains approx. 50% blue. Pedersen device appears to be restored to near new condition but under glass shows fine pitting under the finish. Magazine is orig and in fine condition as is the mag pouch. Full box of 40 bullets, cal. 30, dated “1918” is in fine condition with no damage at all to it. 4-58357 BK33 (10,000-20,000)

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1571

*PEDERSON DEVICE AND OTHER ACCESSORIES. This lot includes a Pedersen device that is in need of some repair, an envelope appearing to contain the parts needed to complete or repair the Pedersen device, 2 boxes of ammo for the Pedersen device, a canteen strap, a WWI Cal. 30 cartridge belt for the stripper clips, 4 magazine pouches for the Pedersen magazines, 1 magazine, the bolt pouch for storing the 03 type bolt in and the tin can that holds the Pedersen device. CONDITION: All web gear is in very good to excellent condition with no tears, rot or stains. Belt and ammo pouch is a Mills dated “Apr. 1918”. Pedersen device is well used with moderate pitting all over. It is missing the extractor and some small parts, which I believe are in the envelope will complete it. Can that contains the Pedersen device, is in poor condition with rust and rot throughout. This would explain why the Pedersen device was pitted, and I do believe the can to be orig to the Pedersen device. 2 full boxes of ammo with the accessories. Edwards Collection 4-58543 BK60 (4,000-10,000)

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1572

*SPRINGFIELD ARMORY MODEL 1903 CARBINE. Cal. 30. SN 21 (on bottom of receiver, not visible without removing wood). This is an example of the ultra rare Springfield Carbine REF. Brophy PG. 83-84. According to records this is 1 of only 2 of these guns that was ever manufactured. In 1920 the Calvary at Fort Riley put in the request for the development of a carbine. The modification of a Springfield rifle into a carbine was authorized for a test. Springfield quarterly notes indicate in the 1st quarter of 1921 they developed the 1st Calvary carbine. Two rifles were built and the idea was scrapped due to the fact that it slowed the bullet down to 2600 fps and the muzzle flash was incredible. It was a very short lived idea. This rifle matches every possible description that has been printed about them. There is no nomenclature on top of receiver, merely a stamped eagle head similar to that found on some Springfield Armory pistols. It is a 2-bolt, shortened stock with a cartouche of “AAJ” and a circle “P” proof with serifs. There is a hand stamping in the floorplate that reads “By order of Col. T.L. Ames, May, 1921” The star gauge number is “C121”. CONDITION: Receiver retains approx. 70-75% orig bluing with bbl retaining approx. 50%. Lyman 48 receiver sight is in fine condition with the stamping of “EXC” in it, retaining 65% of the orig blue. Bbl is star gauged with no “SA” or bbl date present because they were shortened from 24” to 20”. Bbl band is a modified Springfield with a swing swivel attachment added to the left side and is black phosphate or dull blue finish. Trigger guard and floor plate assembly appeared to have been refinished over fine pitting (they probably grabbed something handy). Buttstock has been shortened and has a sling swivel inlayed in the left hand side and metal plug where the orig swing swivel went. Buttplate is of the fine checkered variety with a butt trap. Hand guard and rear hand guard retainer both appear to be hand made. Rear hand guard resembles that of an 03A3, but is that of approximately half the length. Buttstock has numerous dings and gouges in it as would probably be present being that this was a trials gun. It has a WWI era sling with the name “Duncan” embossed in it. Mechanics are in fine condition and the bore is good. I myself have never had an opportunity to examine one of these as there are reportedly only 2. However, if you compare this gun to the one in the Brophy book, it meets all their criteria. 4-58358 BK58 (5,000-15,000)

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1573

*SPRINGFIELD ARMORY MODEL 1903 RIFLE. Cal. 30-03. SN 103577. 24” bbl. 1905 transition gun with a twist. This gun has what is called a Gardiner safety device which was patented “US Patent 911683 Patented 9 Feb 1909”. The finger grooves in the stock were removed from this gun with spring loaded sliding grasping grooves replacing them. This was to work a rod that connected to the sear assembly so that this gun could not be cocked or fired without pulling on the grasping grooves. The Gardiner safety patent information is relief milled into the left side of the wood directly below the receiver. Also cartouche area is milled out as to show how the safety works. CONDITION: Finish on bbl and receiver is 90-95%. Flat-top hand guard is in excellent condition. Stock is good as modified with a slight split just about the added grasping grooves on both sides. Bands retain 75-80% of the blue. Trigger guard and floorplate are 60% finished. Bore is bright but with very little rifling left as to this safety system must have been significantly tested. Smooth buttplate has finish worn. Mechanically sound. A unique addition for the advanced ’03 collector. 4-57783 (12,500-17,500)

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1574

*SPRINGFIELD ARMORY MODEL 1903 A1 RIFLE. Cal. 30. SN 1509036. This is an example of a rebuilt 03 service rifle circa mid 30’s that was re-barreled in “11-42”. It is equipped with a British type web sling. Rifle was mounted in a C stock and overall shows to be a very nice gun. This rifle comes with a Winder tube sight that is not installed nor does it have the wood spacer or the rear mounting bracket. It is just the tube sight with the front type cover sight clamp on it. CONDITION: Receiver retains approx. 98% of a dark grey Parkerizing presumably done at the time of re-barreling. Bolt assembly retains approx. 95% of the same Parkerizing with the cocking and safety assembly having more of a dark green tint. Rear sight assembly is 03 A1 with about 90% orig finish. Bbl is a “SA” “11-42” with a dark -grey-green orig finish showing better than 90% with a mint bore. Front and middle bands are both dark-grey Parkerizing and showing about 90% orig finish. Trigger guard and floorplate assembly, also being dark grey in color, show about 90% finish. C-stock is in excellent condition with only 2 or 3 minor blemishes and a “RRA” double stamped into the left side of the receiver and 2 “P’s”, one open directly behind the trigger guard, and one in a box on the heel of the pistol grip. Upper hand guard is a National Match, with the drawing board number of “D28179” and is in excellent condition with 1 or 2 very light scratches in it. Overall a very nice shooter or a good example of a rebuild for a collection. Winder tube sight is in good condition retaining approx. 65% of its orig finish with no dents or dings in it. Edwards Collection 4-58519 BK66 (1,000-2,500)

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1575

*SPRINGFIELD ARMORY MODEL 1903. Cal. 30. SN 620XXX. This is an example of a cut-away or sectionalized rifle. I believe that it was done sometime probably during WWII, if not after. It was done very uniquely and all the cuts seem proper as from other examples that I have observed. Rifle is sectionalized in this manner: Receiver ring is sectionalized in 3 places: first one starting at the top rear of the receiver ring and running down about 2-1/2” to the left, 2nd one being through the word “Armory” and the final 3 numbers of the SN approx. 1-1/2”, and the 3rd one being down the right hand side approx. 2” and into the wood on the front receiver ring. Rear of receiver sectionalized above, below and directly in front of the magazine cutoff. Bolt is sectionalized at 12 O’clock, near the front of the firing pin, at 10 O’clock, to expose the rear of the firing pin and the firing pin spring, at 9 O’clock where the cocking piece screws into the bolt body on both the bolt body and the cocking piece. Wood and trigger housing are both sectionalized very well on both sides as well as the floor plate. There are 2 small sectionalized areas just above the trigger housing, below the stock bolt, to show operation of the trigger and trigger spring. Rear buttstock is sectionalized on left hand side to show oiler and butt trap spring. Bbl and rear sight sleeve are sectionalized on both sides of the sight as to show the inner bbl and the chamber. All in all, a very well done sectionalization. Rifle is in overall fair condition having been through at least one arsenal rebuild prior to sectionalizing. CONDITION: Receiver retains approx. 90% of a parkerized refinish. It is in good condition with no pits or corrosion present. Bbl, “9-09” dated, retains approx. 85% of its orig blue with a very well used bore, but should clean up to be pretty bright. Bands retain approx. 95% of a dull black parkerized type finish as does the trigger guard and floorplate assembly. Wood is in very good condition with the exception of one repaired gouge directly in front of the middle band opposite the band clip. It appears to have had a military fiber-glass type repair. Other than that stock is in excellent shape with the exception of finger grooves being well-rounded from extensive use. Upper hand guard is of the WWII variety and has numerous dents with no cracks throughout. There is no cartouche or proof mark present. Mechanically is fine, with the exception of being sectionalized. Rifle functions well. Edwards Collection 4-58515 BK61 (1,250-2,000)

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1576

*SPRINGFIELD ARMORY MODEL 1903. Cal. 30-03. SN 39365. This rifle is very rare indeed, retaining its orig 30-03 Cal. through the 1905 update. These are very unique rifles and extremely hard to come by, particularly in good condition. Rifle shows overall very good to fine and would make an excellent addition to any advanced 03 collection. Bbl measures 24-1/4” to the closed bolt and does not have any screw plugs from front band being moved to the rear when they would have shortened the bbl to convert to 06. Rifle has all the bells and whistles. CONDITION: Receiver and bbl assembly retain approx. 75-80% orig finish, though turning plum. Most wear is to the both front and rear sight bases. Bbl is dated “SA” over “05” and is in well-worn, but very acceptable condition. Bolt assembly retains about 65% of its blue with the primary wear being on the bolt body. Floorplate and trigger housing retain about 85% of the blue, turning plum with some pitting starting to develop in area of front mounting screw. Straight buttstock is in excellent condition, though showing no cartouche or proof mark and shows very little in the way of dings or mars with very sharp finger grooves. Flat top, upper hand guard, with no reinforcement clips, is in near mint condition with a total of 3 very small nicks in it, the largest of which measures approx. 1/8” x 1/8” and barely go through the finish. Buttplate retains approx. 50% orig finish, with some pitting throughout. Mechanics are excellent and proper early 03 sling/Krag style is in good condition, though dry. Bore is well-worn but is not dark. Edwards Collection 4-58512 BK62 (6,000-12,000)

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1577

*SPRINGFIELD ARMORY MODEL 1903 RIFLE. Cal. 30-06. SN 45547. 24” bbl dated “05” with an “A” underneath. With a Bassel & Blenkner rear sight assembly. This rear sight was submitted to government for testing in 1908 as the government was looking for a better sight for their sharp shooters & marksmen. The above sight was designed & patented under Patent #870337 for testing. Rifle is a very fine example of an updated or altered rod bayonet rifle. CONDITION: Receiver retains some 95% orig finish with three punch marks directly below serial number. Bolt assembly retains 90-95% of a blue refinish. Magazine cut-off is of early nitride blue & retains almost all of finish. Rear sight collar retains 80% of finish with some very light scattered pitting on right side. Rear sight assembly retains 95% of its orig finish with initials “BB” stamped in base. Bbl assembly retains 95% of an arsenal added blue as does front bbl band. Middle band appears to be in as new condition with orig finish. Buttstock assembly is in magnificent condition having been lightly cleaned & refinished at some point. Finger grooves are very sharp & crisp as is the “WES” cartouche on this proper 1905 era stock, without relief at receiver ring. Hand guard is of pre-war flat top variety with no sight groove & is in excellent plus condition retaining all of its finish with no dents or marring present. Buttplate assembly is smooth with about 75% finish turning plum & rifle is equipped with a very nice early Wolf manufactured sling. 4-57805 BK68 (6,000-8,000)

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1578

*SPRINGFIELD ARMORY MODEL 1903. Cal. 30-06. SN 62966. Approx. 24” bbl. This is a very early knife/bayonet type 03 Springfield. Rifle is in very fine condition overall and retains all of its orig features with exception of being altered from rod bayonet. Bbl is dated “SA05” with no month date and stock has a script only cartouche with no date. There is also a 1/4” tall letter “V” directly in front of cartouche. CONDITION: Bolt has approx. 85% of finish with most wear being on body from cocking. Extractor is nitride/fire blue. Bands are in excellent condition with better than 95% of orig blue with a minimal of wear or scratches. Floorplate assembly shows better than 85% with just a couple of light scratches and some wear on bottom of floorplate & trigger guard itself. Stock is the straight, no bolt variety, as it should be with sharp finger grooves, a nice script cartouche & proof mark with a very minimum of light scratches & nicks that do not detract at all from this rifle. Upper hand guard is proper flat top with no sighting groove & no reinforcement clips. This rifle is one of the finest examples of a 1905 03 that this cataloguer has had the opportunity to handle and would be an asset to any advanced 03 collection. Unlike most cases there is no letter “A” on bbl, either top or bottom, from having been altered. 4-58241 BK10 (7,000-15,000)

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1579

*SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1903. Cal. 30. SN 139370. This rifle is your basic example of an ’03 Springfield that has been rebuilt by Sedgley post World War II. Sedgley was under contract to rebuild small arms for the Marine Corp during World War II. It appears that this rifle went through that program but did not get completed until after the war. Typically the World War II Sedgley will have the bbl marking “U.S.M.C.” with an S and Circle underneath it. The post war guns had no such markings on the bbl which coincides with this example. Rifle is also equipped with a 1917 Enfield front band assembly (missing screw) which is typical of the post war Sedgley. CONDITION: Receiver retains approx. 75% of an arsenal or Sedgley refinish ( probably at the time of re-barrel). It has a Remington bolt that for whatever reason has had the bend or sweep removed from the handle. Rifle has a late WWI 2-bolt, finger groove buttstock that is cracking from being dry. The hand guard is also late WWI variety. Trigger guard and floorplate assembly show approx. 10% of orig finish and rifle is equipped with an aged and well-used World War I sling. Bore is poor. Edwards Collection 4-58535 BK20 (400-800)

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1580

*ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL MODEL 1903 1913 NRA RIFLE. Cal. 30. SN 236360. This is an extremely nice example of a Rock Island 1913 NRA, which is a rare gun to begin with, and with a little cleaning would enhance pretty much any 03 collection that exists. CONDITION: Receiver retains 96-97% of its beautifully blue tinted case hardening, with just a small erosion spot above the “US” against the sight sleeve. Bolt retains 90% of its blue and is proper to this gun with nice, but fading, case colors on the magazine cutoff and safety. Bbl retains 95% of its finish with some slight surface rust due to poor storage, which this gun has seen. Rear sight sleeve and sight assembly are in excellent condition retaining 95% of their finish along with the dished knobs. Front bbl band assembly shows 98% finish with again some slight surface corrosion that should clean. Middle band shows approx. 50% orig finish with a fair amount of rust present. NRA marked rigger guard and floorplate assembly show better than 90% of the finish, but there is a fair amount of rust present that hopefully, most of which, will clean. Fine checkered buttplate is in outstanding condition with a period pull-through cleaner in the trap. Rifle is equipped with a Rock Island Arsenal dated “1914” sling and a “1908” bayonet and scabbard, with the bayonet being updated for WWII by being parkerized and having the wooden handles replaced with plastic. The scabbard is in excellent condition overall. 4-58735 BK80 (2,500-3,500)

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1581

*SPRINGFIELD ARMORY MODEL 1903 (HOFFER THOMPSON GALLERY PRACTICE RIFLE). Cal. 22. SN 474516. This 1920 updated rifle has the “22” stamped on the bridge of the receiver. No markings on the front of the stock or bayonet log. Specimens have been observed with some of the markings, but not all of them, but deemed to be correct rifles, REF. Brophy. Pg. 265. However, the bolt does not retain the 22 firing pin or the copper coated spring that would be deemed correct for this conversion. The rifle comes with 2 Hoffer Thompson inserts, and a spare sight hood. CONDITION: Receiver retains 98% arsenal blue as does the bbl which has a bright, shiny bore. Front band is of the parkerized variety, and retains approx. 90% of the Parkerizing with a few minor rust spots. Middle band is blued and in excellent condition, retaining 90% of its finish. Trigger guard and the floorplate assembly retain 75% of its blue, and are begging to turn plum. Bolt assembly retains approx. 70% of its blue and is in good condition with the majority of the wear being on the bolt body. 1900-yd rear sight is excellent condition, retaining all of its finish as well dished knobs. 2-bolt buttstock with the “DAL” cartouche, is in outstanding condition with just a couple minor scratches. Proof mark is also very legible. Buttplate is finely checkered with trap, and a nickel oiler, in the buttstock. Edwards Collection 4-58514 BK37 (2,000-5,000)

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1582

*SPRINGFIELD ARMORY MODEL 1903. Cal. 30. SN 582968. This 8 of 14 dated Springfield is in outstanding overall condition. Rifle is equipped with a “1918” dated sling. It appears to have not been issued. CONDITION: Receiver retains 85-90% vivid case hardening. Bbl assembly retains 90% blue with the most loss being just above the front band. Front bbl band assembly retains approx. 85% of its blue with middle band retaining approx. 75%. Trigger guard assembly retains 70% of its blue. Floorplate has lost most of its finish and has turned to patina. Single bolt stock is in outstanding condition with a couple of minor scuffs and very sharp finger grooves. It is of the 1 bolt variety and the “JFC” cartouche is very prominent and the Circle “P” proof mark is somewhat worn. Rifle has a finely checkered buttplate that retains most of its finish. Sling is as new. Mechanics are perfect and bore is near mint. Bolt retains better than 85% of its blue with the majority of loss being on the safety base. Edwards Collection 4-58513 BK22 (2,500-4,000)

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*SPRINGFIELD ARMORY MODEL 1903/1915 NRA RIFLE. Cal. 30. SN 621023. This rifle is probably one of the finest examples of a 1915 NRA rifle that I have had the opportunity to examine. It is near flawless and it is equipped with a mod. 1910 Springfield Armory bayonet. CONDITION: Receiver shows 98%+ of dark mottle bluish hardening with magazine cutoff and safety exhibiting nice vivid case colors. Blued bolt shows 98% finish with the only wear being in the lug and extractor area from being actuated. Rear sight and base assembly is perfect. “12-15” dated bbl shows 98% on the outside with some scuffing from a sight cover that is no longer present and a little wear around the muzzle from a bayonet. Middle band shows 99%. Trigger guard and floorplate assembly show better than 98% bright blue with the NRA stamping being very prominent. Rifle is equipped with a very good+ Rock Island Arsenal “1914” dated sling. Buttplate shows no wear at all. Single bolt buttstock has a “JSA” cartouche that you can read across the room, with the circle “P” also showing very prominent, although slightly worn. Stock shows 3 minor dings in the left side of the comb just slightly in front of the buttplate tang. The largest 1 being a knick approx. 1” long and 1/8” and perhaps 1/8” deep. The other 2 are virtually unnoticeable. There are 3 small wear spaces on the bottom of the butt stock, directly below the finger grooves from the sling rubbing on it just a little bit. The finger grooves and stock show as brand new. There are no other marks in this stock. Hand guard assembly is of the high hump, very early, WWI variety that is supposed to be on this gun that matches the stock just about perfect and has no flaws in it. The bayonet and scabbard are your basic “1909” dated Springfield Armory bayonet that is in moderately good condition overall. This NRA rifle is worthy of being in some of the best collections in existence. 4-58746 BK72 (3,000-4,200)

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*SPRINGFIELD ARMORY MODEL 1903 A1 NATIONAL MATCH. Cal. 30. SN 1526685. This rifle is about as good as it gets if you wish to have an example of a 1939 03A1 National Match. It has all the bells and whistles including the correct star gauge bbl. CONDITION: Receiver shows 99% of the orig blackish Parkerizing. Rear sight is correct National Match with the “PJ O’Hare” sight cover. Sight cover has some slight rust on it. Polished bolt with the code “D1” on the top of the handle, is numbered to the gun and is in excellent condition although with some coating of dried grease. Bbl retains 98%+ of the orig finish with some dried grease in the area of the front band to muzzle. It is equipped with the standard sight cover. Bore is mint. Front band is black parkerized finish retaining 98% with a couple of very slight marks, but nothing significant. Middle band shows 98%+ of the orig finish and is slightly dirty with one very small rust spot about 1/4” below the “U”. Trigger guard and floorplate assembly show 99% of the same dark Parkerizing. Buttstock has the rack number “76” in the upper right hand edge by the buttplate as well as the drawing board number “D35379” followed by the SN of the gun. Stock has “SA” over “SPG” cartouche as well as circle “P”, which are both very prominent. Stock exhibits virtually no damage other than a couple of slight rub marks from being up against other guns in a rack. Upper hand guard is stone mint with the drawing board number “C64107” directly behind the middle band. Buttplate shows all of its dark parkerized finish and is of the coarse checkered variety that it should be. There is a nickel oiler in the butt trap. This rifle would be nearly impossible to upgrade on. Edwards Collection 4-58520 BK54 (3,000-4,500)

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*SPRINGFIELD ARMORY MODEL 1903 A1 NATIONAL MATCH. Cal. 30. SN 1232262. This is an example of a 1903 A1 National Match that somehow got turned in the other direction while it was in Army storage. Rifle is a star gauged National Match dated “9-21” with the star gauge on the end of the bbl and the correct star gauge markings underneath the wood on the top of the bbl. Rifle is in a Mark 1 Springfield S-type stock with finger grooves and fine checkered buttplate. Also has a standard rear sight (not national match) with a standard rear hand guard that appears to be matching to the Mark 1 stock. CONDITION: Receiver retains 98% of an arsenal re-Parkerizing as does the bbl and rear sight sleeve. Rifle is equipped with a front sight hood and the bore, although bright, is pretty shot out. Front and middle bands appear to be retaining approx. 75% blue with either varnish or shellac over them. Trigger guard and floorplate assembly exhibit about 60% blue fading to patina also with a coating on them. Bolt is nickel/steel, polished bright, but is not numbered to the gun. Cocking piece and firing pin retainer are both of the same dark Parkerizing as the receiver. Mark 1 stock is in very good condition although somewhat rounded at the finger grooves and lacking a cartouche. Circle “P” is still very evident. Fine checkered buttplate, with trap, retains approx. 90% of its orig finish. Rear sight elevator knob is broken. 4-58245 (1,200-1,800)

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*SPRINGFIELD ARMORY MODEL 1903 NATIONAL MATCH. Cal. 30. SN 1484569. This “1936” dated Springfield Armory National Match appears to be in very good overall condition with all the proper features, including Star Gauged bbl and 2700-yd rear sight, as well as nickel/steel bolt which is numbered to the gun and Lyman 48 rear receiver sight and a Lyman front sight with inserts. Rifle is also equipped with a pre WWII era leather sling. Rifle is equipped with a reverse safety that is not very commonly seen on Springfield 03’s. CONDITION: Receiver retains approx. 98% of the dark-gray, almost black, Parkerizing that Springfield was known for in that era. With the right rail bolt body and follower being polished. Bbl retains approx. 85% fading blue in the exposed areas, but has a bright shiny bore with just a little bit of erosion (possibly copper buildup) about half way down. The Star Gauged marking on the muzzle is very prominent. Front band is an oxidized black finish with approx. 85% of its finish with the middle band being blued and retaining 98%. Buttstock & hand guard are in good condition with very minor nicks throughout, but both have National Match drawing board numbers. Cartouche on the left hand side of the buttstock is existing, but non-legible, being as there are two stamps stacked on top of each other. Coarse checkered National Match buttplate retains about 85% of its orig finish. Overall a pretty pleasing National Match that is bound to shoot very well. 4-58256 BK39 (2,500-5,000)

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*SPRINGFIELD ARMORY MODEL 1903 MARK 1. Cal. 30. SN 1040577. This rifle is a good example of a WWI, barreled action that was rebuilt and restocked for WWII. It has as “10-18” bbl date and is equipped with WWII scant stock with 03-A3 bbl bands. CONDITION: Bbl action and WWI bolt retain approx 95% of a grey-green arsenal Parkerizing. Rear sight is still complete WWI with the blackish blue finish. Front sight is typical 03, but re-parkerized with the bbl. Trigger guard assembly is 03 and retains 98% of a dark grey Parkerizing, while the floorplate retains 98% of a green Parkerizing. Bbl bands are 03-A3 Remington and retain 98% of the blue. Buttplate is also 03 A3 Remington and retains 95% of the blue with some very light rust spots scattered. Sling is a well used, Boyt 44 leather sling. Buttstock and hand guard are both WWII, in excellent condition with minor wear, and no dents. Buttstock retains an “SA” over “GAW” cartouche with both cross cannon and circle “P” proof mark. Mechanics are excellent and bore is bright and shiny. This is a very unique version of a rebuild. Edwards Collection 4-58517 BK41 (600-1,000)

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*SPRINGFIELD ARMORY MODEL 1903 MARK 1. Cal. 30. SN 1128632. This “10-19” Mark 1 is in very good condition. It retains pretty well all of its blue with some dents and dings to the stock. CONDITION: Receiver is in excellent condition retaining over 90% of what appears to be orig blue. Bolt retains approx. 85% orig blue as does the rear sight sleeve. Rear sight leaf assembly appears correct, although it does not have dished knobs. Bbl has approx. 70-75% of the orig blue and has a bright, shiny bore. Front band is a dull blue finish with approx. 85-90% of the blue remaining. Middle band has approx. 80% coverage but turning to patina. Trigger guard and floorplate appear to be replacements as they are parkerized dark-grey. Buttplate is plum-brown with numerous dings. Buttstock is in good condition with some wear to the finger grooves and numerous dents and dings, and the cartouche is visible, but not legible. Possibly has a 2nd arsenal stamp over it. Upper hand guard assembly is proper late war hump, but is in moderate condition with a lot of scarring. Rifle has a correct trigger and magazine cutoff assembly for a Pedersen device. Edwards Collection 4-58516 BK59 (1,000-2,000)

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*SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1903 MARK I MILITARY RIFLE. Cal. 30-06. SN 1177454. Standard Mark I with 24” bbl dated “1-20” with standard ladder rear sight and the Mark I slot in side of receiver. It has a Remington bolt. Mounted in standard straight stock with grasping grooves & smooth steel buttplate with trap. It has, what appears to be, a “SA” cartouche on left wrist and “GLORIA” crudely carved on left side of butt. CONDITION: Fine. Metal retains a dark greenish parkerized finish showing very little wear. Front sight blade is broken. Wood is fine & sound with a smooth, dark, oil stained finish. Mechanics are stiff from Cosmoline, but appear to be fine. Bright shiny bore. 4-59023 JR666 (500-800)

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*SPRINGFIELD ARMORY MODEL 1903 A1. Cal. 30. SN 1481296. This is a lovely 1903 A1 service rifle that unfortunately somebody tried to pass off as a National Match. Rifle presents as nearly new. Bbl has a Star Gauge stamp on the front, but does not have a Star Gauge number under the wood. Rear sight is a 2700-yd, National Match, rear sight as is the wood with drawing board numbers on both stock and hand guard. “SA” over “SPG” and circle “P” are very prominent. CONDITION: All metal on this rifle shows 98% or better orig grey-green Parkerizing with a couple slight areas of dried grease from being stored. Bolt is nickel steel Parkerized with 98% of the finish and is not numbered to the gun. Buttstock and hand guard are in about mint condition, again both retaining drawing board numbers with just a couple of very minor marks on the upper hand guard, and virtually none on the buttstock itself. Rifle is equipped with a national match coarse checkered buttplate, and the blue screws still retain all of their finish. Rifle is also equipped with a military leather sling in near new condition. 4-58255 (1,750-2,250)

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*SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1903. Cal. 30-06. SN 1302115. This rifle is a very nice example of a transition from 03 to 03A1. From 1928 until 1932, 03’s were built in 3 variations. There were the National Matches, 03A1’s with C-stocks, or still available, but harder to come by, were the 03’s with finger grooved S-stocks. Most people opted for the 03A1 variation or the National Match; therefore the late 20’s/early 30’s vintage 03’s are rather scarce. This is a fine example retaining lots of condition. CONDITION: Metal of this gun retains better than 90% of blackish-greenish Parkerizing or oxidizing that the armory was known for in those days. Bbl is equipped with a sight hood. Bolt is a grayish-greenish Parkerizing and retains about 85-90% of its finish. “JFC” cartouche buttstock with finger grooves is in very good condition but has a fair amount of wear to the edges of the finger grooves. Buttplate retains approx. 50% finish with scattered pitting and nicks throughout. Bore shows significant signs of use with both light and dark spots throughout and may clean better. 4-58254 (1,500-2,500)

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*LOT OF FIVE SPRINGFIELD TYPE MILITARY RIFLES. Cal. 30-06. All 24” bbls. 1) Springfield Armory Model 1903 Mark I. SN 1107374. This is a Mark I Springfield rifle with bbl dated “9-19” that still retains the magazine cut-off and trigger assembly for the Pederson device. It has a Mark I stock, although at some point in time, whether an arsenal or a person filled in the cut-out on left side of stock for ejection port. There is an approx. 3” piece inletted into left side of stock directly underneath ejection port. Rifle is also equipped with Kerr sling. CONDITION: Receiver retains most of a re-blue. Bbl has approximately 20% of orig finish as does rear sight sleeve. Bands retain 40-50% of orig finish. Bore is dirty & rough but might clean some. Upper hand guard is a period replacement as the color doesn’t quite match buttstock but is in very good condition. Buttstock is also in very good condition with exception of inlet that was previously mentioned and has a “SAA” (San Antonio Arsenal) cartouche. Mechanics are fine. 2) Remington Model 1903. SN 3022577. This rifle is a third month production Remington 1903 in fine orig condition. Most of these early Remingtons went to New Zealand under a lend/lease contract, so very few orig specimens exist today in the U.S. CONDITION: Rifle has approximately 98% of orig green Parkerizing on receiver, bbl & bolt assemblies as well as bands. Trigger guard & floorplate assembly retains approx. 90% of orig finish, though there are several small dents in bottom of floorplate itself. There is also just forward of floorplate, mixed in with inspector’s stamps on wood, an approx. 1” tall letter “N” that might possibly be for New Zealand, as most of these rifles went there. Finger groove stock is in excellent plus condition with very few minor dings and exceptionally good edges on finger grooves. It is cartouched with “RLB” but there are two arsenal markings also stamped into left side of stock, even though it appears this gun has never been rebuilt or altered. Upper hand guard is in fine condition also with a minimum of scarring. Front sight is equipped with a sight hood and rifle is equipped with a late WWII sling. Bright shiny bore & excellent mechanics. 3) Remington Model 1903A3. SN 4204548. CONDITION: Rifle is in excellent overall condition, as is rebuilt. Metal retains nearly 100% of an arsenal re-Parkerizing. Bore is in very good condition with just slightest bit of erosion. Upper hand guard is in fine condition. Stock is in excellent condition as a scant replacement stock. Buttplate is Smith Corona. Mechanics are excellent. 4) Rock Island Arsenal Model 1903. SN 380357. Rifle is in very good overall condition as re-built. Mechanics are excellent and bolt is electric pencil serial numbered to rifle as if Match Targeted. CONDITION: Receiver is in excellent condition, as re-parkerized. Bbl is a virtually brand new HS “8-44” dated. Bands & trigger guard assembly are also re-parkerized. Rifle is equipped with a Mark I Springfield stock that is in very good condition with an “RA-P” arsenal mark. Upper hand guard is in fine condition with a National Match drawing number “D28179” very prominent in front of the rear sight groove. Mechanics are fine and bore is near perfect. 5) U.S. Remington Model 1903. SN 3063488. This was a very rare Remington Model 03 receiver that was assembled into a target rifle with Lyman target sights, front & rear, and a military “C” type stock. CONDITION: Receiver & bolt assembly retain 98% of an arsenal re-Parkerizing that is green in color. Bbl is an HS dated “8-44” replacement bbl with a Lyman target sight with removable inserts. Trigger guard, floorplate & bands appear to have nearly all of their orig green parkerized finish as does buttplate. Buttstock & hand guards are in excellent plus condition with a minimum amount of small nicks & dings. Overall this should make a very fine target rifle. 4-58246 BK9 (3,500-4,500)

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*LOT OF 4 SPRINGFIELD TYPE RIFLES, 03/03A3. Cal. 30. 1) SN 420230. SPRINGFIELD ARMORY MODEL 1903 RIFLE. This is an example of a “5-10” 03 Springfield that has gone through some very minor modification at the arsenal, but retains most of its originality. Among the changes to this rifle is the sight elevator knob is not dished as it would be for this period, the bolt, although correct, is parkerized and the stock is off of an 03 Mark 1. Other than those 3 items, this rifle appears to be an original, thus it would be easy to revert back to if somebody wished. CONDITION: Receiver retains approx. 20% of the orig blue turning plum with a few bright spots from possibly being cleaned a little. Bolt is correct for the gun, but parkerized, and cocking piece appears to be Smith-Corona. Rear sight assembly is in excellent condition with a blackish type mat finish. The windage knob is dished which is correct for this gun, the elevation knob is not. The “5-10” bbl retains 85% of its orig blue although turning plum with a good bore that is dark in the grooves. The bbl band retains 50% orig blue, with some touch-up added. The middle bbl band retains 85% orig blue with some light surface rusting. Trigger guard and floorplate assembly are patina with very minor spots of blue in protected areas. Buttplate is fine checkered with trap and in very good condition. Mark 1 stock is in good condition with very light nicks and dings, and a slight arsenal repair, just below the rear receiver ring and in front of the bolt, as if the previous action in it might have had a receiver sight. The stock also has a very faint cartouche, barely legible, on the left side, with an arsenal marking “RA-J” over it. The circle “P” is barely noticeable. Upper hand guard is a WWII replacement and is in excellent condition. Mechanics are fine. 2) SPRINGFIELD ARMORY MODEL 1903 RIFLE. SN 231853. This rifle is an example of a 1903 Springfield that has gone through the rebuild program. It retains mostly updates from its orig configuration. CONDITION: Receiver retains approx. 98% of a greenish Parkerizing with the bolt being a later swept back type with a dark-grey, almost black, finish. Cocking piece is green Parkerizing to match the receiver. Bbl assembly is dated “SA 05”, modified to 30-06, with a small “A” underneath the date, retaining 90%+ of a re-parkerization, with a fair bore, bright with some pitting present. Rear sight assembly is 03A1, with flush knobs. Front and middle band both retain 98% of their re-parkerization. Trigger guard assembly retains 95% Parkerizing with 1 small dent on the trigger guard itself, and floorplate retains 90% blue turning patina. Stock is a finger grooved with 2 reinforcing lugs as would be found on a post 1917 rifles with numerous dings and dents, none of which are extensive and a moderate amount of wear to the finger grooves. Upper hand guard assembly is a WWII replacement, in good condition, with a couple of ding an scratches. Buttplate is fine checkered, with trap. Overall a pretty nice example of a pre-war gun rebuilt for WWII. Mechanics are fine. 3)REMINGTON 03A3 RIFLE. SN 3785458. This rifle is a very good example of a “2-43” 03A3, which is within the first couple months of production. It appears retain 100% of its orig parts and finish. CONDITION: Receiver is parkerized with a dark-green finish with the rear sight assembly base being dark-green with blued small parts. The bolt assembly is correct Remington marked in its entirety, and blued as it should be for on this early gun. The “RA2-43” bbl retains approx. 90% of its orig grey-green type finish with some slight scuffing on the sight base from having a hood on it at one time or another and is also “R” marked. The bore is a very good fore-groove that could use just a little bit of cleaning. The front bbl band assembly, both pieces, is blued retaining over 90% of their finish with the correct “R” markings on both the bayonet housing and the stacking swivel. The middle band is also blued retaining better than 90% of its orig finish with the correct “R” marking on the sling swivel. The trigger guard assembly is blued Remington and retains approx. 80% of its finish with a few specs of rust. The scant buttstock is in very good condition, although having been slightly reshaped at the upper wrist with a small chip that has been glued back in directly behind the receiver, “FJA” cartouche in a box with cross cannons and “RA” following. The upper hand guard is correct and in good condition with some minor scuffing and wear from the middle band forward. The buttplate is the correct blued Remington in good condition with some oxidation above the trap. Mechanics are excellent. All in all a nice example of a very early Remington 03A3. 4) SMITH-CORONA 03A3 RIFLE. SN 3669187. This is an outstanding example of an original, unaltered, Smith-Corona 03A3 in excellent overall condition. Rifle is also accompanied by DCM paperwork and shipping box, showing it to be shipped from Rock Island Ordnance Depot on “11-4-1957” at a cost of “$34.50” delivered. A nice addition to an already outstanding rifle. CONDITION: Receiver retains 98%+ of orig blackish-grey Parkerizing. Bolt shows as new and is correct for a Smith-Corona. Rear sight assembly shows 95% finish with just a very slight thinning on the top. Bbl, with the markings “SC 11-43” shows 98% of its orig finish with just a little wear around the muzzle and the sight hood. Front bayonet lug assembly shows the dark grayish black Parkerizing, showing 90-95% of its finish with just the slightest wear on one side probably from moving around in the box. Stacking swivel band shows 95% with 1 slight wear spot on the same side. Middle band, though slightly greener in color, shows 98% of the orig Parkerizing. Trigger housing and floorplate assembly is correct Smith-Corona and retains 99% of the same dark finish as the rest of the rifle. The buttplate is correct Smith-Corona and is in 98% condition, with just a slight wearing around the top edge from being in a rack. Buttstock is excellent+, showing 3 or 4 very light scuffs and its entirety, with 2 brass reinforcing pins, which is correct for this rifle. The “FJA”, inspectors stamp, with ordnance wheel. Just behind the wrist and “OG”, from being stored at Ogden Arsenal. The “P” on the bottom of the wrist, is very prominent, with a slight “S”, at 12-30, pointing towards the rear of the trigger guard. The sub-inspector marks, in front of the trigger guard, are very prominent and easy to read. The 4 groove bbl is in excellent shape showing virtually no wear or corrosion at all. The mechanics of this gun are perfect. Overall I would find this a very hard Smith-Corona to upgrade on, especially including the paperwork and nearly 40 yr old shipping documents. 4-58234 BK70 (3,500-4,500)

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*LOT OF FOUR U.S. MILITARY RIFLES. Cal. 30-06. All 24” bbls. 1) Remington Model 1903. SN 3300959. Late Remington 1903 dated “11-42”. Rifle has British proofs on rear sight sleeve and is entirely orig Remington with exception of replacement buttstock & middle band. All metal parts with the exception of noted band are marked “R” components as should be on this rifle. Rifle is equipped with a replacement scant stock and what appears to be a Springfield middle band with no sling swivel. An odd feature about this rifle is that it appears that whoever was doing the machine work mistook it for an 03A3 receiver and started milling the rear receiver ring for the 03A3 sight. CONDITION: Metal retains 95-97% of its orig green parkerized finish with a blued bolt. Sights are correct and in fine condition with front sight hood still intact. Stock is a replacement scant stock but is in fine condition with no government acceptance marks. Buttplate is of the smooth 1903 variety with approximately 70% orig finish. Mechanics are in excellent condition and bore is bright & shiny with very strong rifling. 2) Remington 03A3. SN 4076541. This is a very nice example of a mid-production 03A3 with a bbl date of “9-43”. It has a 4-groove bbl, WWII leather sling and all small components are blued. CONDITION: Receiver & bbl assembly retain 95-97% orig green Parkerizing with sight hood intact. Floorplate, bolt & bands retain 90% orig blue. Buttplate also retains 90-95% of orig blue. Mechanics are excellent and bore is bright & shiny. 3) U.S. Remington Model 1903A3. SN 4001116. With Numrich Arms 22 caliber conversion kit installed. Rifle shows as new inside & out with Redfield receiver sight mounted for target shooting as well as a replacement front blade also of the post-war target variety. CONDITION: Receiver & bbl retain nearly 100% of an arsenal re-Parkerizing. Bands appear to be very well refinished in blue, very close to original. Floorplate assembly is parkerized as were all Numrich Arms replacement floor plates with a blued magazine. M2 Springfield bolt appears as new. Bore also appears as new. A very fine shooter that shows a military presence that you could have a lot of inexpensive fun with. 4) Springfield Model 1903 Sporterized. SN 1478936. Rifle has been completely redone for either hunting or target shooting. It has a rapid taper 30-06 bbl with a Lyman front sight and a Johnson (Cutts type) compensator on front. It is equipped with a Redfield receiver sight. Rifle is also equipped with a Springfield National Match buttplate. CONDITION: This rifle is one of the better done examples of a hunting rifle made out of a military rifle, post WWII. It appears that great care was done inletting this rifle into the stock and should make a fine hunting or target rifle. It is a very good example of circumventing the expense that one would have gone through to buy something such as a Model 70 post-war. Overall a very fine looking rifle that should shoot very well. 4-58248 BK8 (2,500-4,500)

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*LOT OF THREE SPRINGFIELDS. 1) Springfield Model 1903. Cal. 22. SN 369088. This is a very odd 03 Springfield. It has all the outward appearances of being a standard issue 03 with a bbl date of “2-10”. Upon inspection the gun is Cal. 22 but has a full size Cal. 30 chamber. Upon detailed inspection of the gun and disassembly of the bolt, it appears that this is an experimental that the Springfield armory was testing starting in the era of 1906 reference The Springfield 1903 Rifle by Brophy, pp. 262-263. It appears that the Armory started experimenting with this particular conversion on Krags and then adapted it to go in the 03. Upon disassembly of this bolt it shows to be identical to the one shown on p. 263 of the aforementioned book. Buttstock assembly has been replaced with that of a late war to postwar 2 lug stock with a “DAL” cartouche and thus is not stamped with “22” on the tip. CONDITION: Rifle shows extensive use and a fair amount of poor storage as there is a significant amount of spotting over the entire gun with a fair amount of surface rust or patina. With the exception of the trigger housing, which has been replaced, probably with the stock, and is Parkerized, the rest of the gun is blued with a moderate amount of surface corrosion. Bore shows dirty but with promise of cleaning up significantly. Buttplate is early 03, fine checkered, with a trap. Buttstock is a 2 bolt “DAL” in very good condition, with a minimum of scratches and dings. Hand guard is high humped, grooved as the early teens should be. In spite of outside appearance I believe this is a rare and/or exotic version of the 03 Springfield that deems further research. 2) Springfield Armory 03. Cal. 30-06. SN 1270448. This rifle appears to have been a heavily modified Springfield Sporter. It has a Remington heavy bbl that has at one point in time had scope blocks mounted on it, but now has a rather large globe-type front target sight on a Unertl scope block. Rear sight is a Lyman 48 base only. Bolt is nickel steel and numbered to the gun. Buttstock is a heavily modified 03 Sporter type stock with 03 Sporter or 1922 buttplate and has had simulated ivory inserts put in both nose and grip cap. There was a sling swivel in it at one time, but it is missing. There is no front band present. CONDITION: Receiver retains 80% orig blue with polished bolt and headless cocking piece being the same. Remington heavy bbl shows better than 90% orig finish, but having had some discoloration from where scope blocks were mounted at one point. Trigger guard and floorplate assembly shows better than 90% orig blue and stock is a heavily modified Springfield Sporter stock that has an insert or repair approx. 6”x2” inlayed very neatly into left side of stock where you would rest your cheek. 3) Springfield 1903 Mark 1. Cal. 30-06. SN 1195399. This example of a Mark 1 retains most of its orig parts being it has the Mark 1 magazine cutoff and trigger assembly. Bolt assembly is stamped “NS” for nickel steel but is not of the swept back variety. Rear sight assembly is that of an 03A1 as it has flush knobs instead of dished. CONDITION: Bbl and receiver assembly are refinished with a moderate amount of pin prick pitting underneath the blue. Middle band retains about 75% Parkerizing, again with some corrosion. Front bbl band is a dull blue but is in good shape. Trigger guard assembly itself is rusted and moderately pitted, but floorplate retains 90% green Parkerizing. Bolt assembly, though nickel steel, has been parkerized with the extractor being blue. Buttstock is proper for a Mark 1 with ejection port notched out and a “WTS” cartouche. Moderate dings throughout with most prominent being on the right hand side between stock bolts. Hand guard is of later type with a slightly lower hump, which could be correct for this gun, and shows moderate dings with nothing really significant. 4-58233 (1,800-2,500)

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*LOT OF TWO SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1903 RIFLES. Cal. 30-06. 1) SN 830173. Very end of the war 1903 Springfield in very good condition. Mechanically very sound with an excellent bbl that is dated “3-18”. CONDITION: Metal is re-parkerized with bbl receiver & band assemblies retaining 98% of finish. Trigger guard & floorplate assembly retain approx. 85% finish. Buttplate is a Remington 03 A3 checkered buttplate. Stock is a C-stock with a “P” with a box around it designating an arsenal replacement with a stamp on right side of “C-8AA” designating the arsenal where rebuilt. Rifle is overall excellent condition and a good example of a WWII rebuild of a 1st World War rifle. 2) SN 1287524. This is a 1903 Springfield that has been sporterized. Rifle has had a Lyman 48 receiver sight mounted to it and is mounted in a 1922 M2 stock with a drawing board number on it. It also has a 1922 front bbl band so as to resemble an NRA sporter. It also has a Springfield “8-44” replacement bbl. CONDITION: Receiver is in excellent plus condition retaining nearly all of its blue. Bolt is an 03A1, which is swept back and blued with the extractor being polished. Bbl & front band assembly as well as trigger guard assembly retain 98% of orig Parkerized finish and buttplate is a fine checkered National Match type with virtually all of its finish. Bore has very strong rifling and is fairly bright but should clean to near new. Rifle is mechanically excellent. 4-58242 BK11 (1,500-2,500)

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*LOT OF FIVE 1917 ENFIELD RIFLES. Cal. 30-06. All 26” bbls. 1) Winchester. SN 508591. Bbl dated “2-18”. This is rebuilt for a WWII example of a 1917 Enfield, but it retains mostly Winchester parts. CONDITION: Receiver & bbl assembly are complete Winchester including bolt, retaining 85-90% of parkerized finish. Front band retains approx. 95% Parkerizing as does the middle, but has some dings in it. Trigger guard & floorplate assembly retain approx. 65% Parkerizing turning plum, as does buttplate. Bore is bright & shiny with good rifling. Mechanics are excellent. 2) Eddystone. SN 1230053. This rifle has mostly Eddystone parts with exceptions being a “JA” marked WWII replacement bbl & a Winchester bolt. Mechanics are fine as is the bore but could use some cleaning. CONDITION: Receiver is orig blue and is in good condition retaining approx. 75% finish. Winchester replacement bolt is parkerized & retains approx. 65% finish. Bbl & front band are parkerized while center band is blued and trigger guard floorplate assembly retains approx. 85% orig blue. Stock has a crack that runs from bolt relief down to floorplate diagonally and is about 4” long toward front of floorplate. Hand guards are in very good condition. Mechanically fine. 3) Enfield P14(?). SN 9205. There is nothing on receiver except serial number & what appears to be a British or Canadian proof, as is with bolt. Bore diameter at muzzle is .325 so we are assuming this is a Pattern 14. Rifle is in overall fine condition but with little finish remaining on metal. Bore is rough. CONDITION: Bbl & receiver, as well as bolt, appear to have little or no finish and are smooth gray patinas, not having been cleaned. Only markings appear to be foreign proof marks & serial number. Bands & trigger housing retain approx. 50% orig finish with buttplate retaining slightly more. Wood is in very good condition with very minor dings throughout and in a very well done arsenal repair at top area around buttplate that is almost undetectable. There is an “RIA” over “FK” cartouche on left side. Mechanically fine. 4) Eddystone. SN 867013. This is a pleasing looking 1917 with a mixture of Eddystone & Remington parts. Configuration is entirely blue and bore has strong rifling but is pitted throughout. CONDITION: Receiver & bbl assembly retain about 70% orig blue. Front & middle bands retain approx. 70% blue with some pluming & minor rust developing. Trigger guard & floorplate assembly retain about 80% blue with some minor scuffing throughout. Buttplate has about 15% orig finish. Stock & hand guards are in very good condition with no cracks or breaks & one or two minor scuffs, the worst of which being about 1-1/2” long x approx. 1/8” wide below rear sight. There is an arsenal cartouche on left side of receiver which is “RIA” over “FK”. 5) Eddystone. SN 601513. This 1917 is a lend/lease or British purchase rifle being that it still retains red band around front with “30-06” put into it in black ink. Rifle is mechanically sound and appears to be matching. Red band British versions of this rifle are rather hard to obtain in any condition. Rifle is a Century Arms import. CONDITION: Receiver retains approx. 50% orig blue with a lot of spotting and some slight rust spots, particularly around rear sight, from seeing a lot of use. Bolt is blue and is numbered to rifle. Bbl is blue and shows appearances of having had rust cleaned off with a strong bore but dark in grooves. Front end of rifle, bands, sight, and etc. show signs of having had heavy rust cleaned off. Floorplate & trigger guard assembly retain approx. 75% orig blue with no significant marring on any of it. Buttplate retains about 10% orig blue and wood is in solid condition with no major scarring, but lots of minor dings & dents. With a good bore scrubbing rifle should be mechanically fine. 4-58244 BK13 (2,000-3,000)

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1598

*SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1903 A1 NATIONAL MATCH “U.S.M.C. SNIPER”. Cal. 30. SN 1524678. This rifle has a bbl date of “3-39” which is at the tail end of production for the Springfield ’03 A1 National Matches. Bbl is star gauged with correct star gauge number underneath the wood. The polished nickel steel bolt is numbered to the gun and the Unertl U.S.M.C. scope has the correct mounts and bases on it. A Vaver micrometer sight has been added to this gun. Springfield rear site leaf is not present. CONDITION: Bbl action retains 98% of the orig matte gray Parkerizing of that period with bright shiny bore. Front band is Parkerized where the middle band is blue (also typical of that era), both in excellent condition retaining 90% of their finish. Triggerguard and floorplate assembly retain approx. 85% with the prominent wear being on the front of the floorplate. Coarse checkered buttplate with trap is also in excellent condition. Buttstock is a C Stock in excellent condition with no visible cartouche or inspection stamp present. Upper hand guard has not been heavily modified and still retains the entire sighting groove which is not common but acceptable. These hand guards were all individually made at the Philadelphia Ordinance Depot, so there are no 2 exactly alike. (There was no jig for doing this.) U.S.M.C. scope has approx. 90% of its orig finish, although it appears that the front scope ring has been refinished (which is also common because they were an alloy and the finish tended to flake off). Telescope has excellent optics and the mica scope can is in excellent condition with the spring assembly intact. Vaver sight retains all of its finish. 4-58351 BK21 (4,500-8,500)

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1599

*REMINGTON MODEL 03A4 SNIPER RIFLE. Cal. 30-06. SN 3411070. This WWII sniper rifle with a bbl date of “8-43” is in very nice condition overall with the proper weaver M73B1 telescope. Rifle appears to be in excellent orig condition with the possibility of the stock having been replaced because there is no visible cartouche or acceptance stamp on it. CONDITION: Receiver, scope base and rings are all about 95% green parkerized as expected because sniper rifles were well taken care of. Bbl also retains 95% of orig Parkerizing. Front bayonet band retains approx. 90% Parkerizing. Two bbl bands, front and middle, and swivels retain approx. 90% blue. Floorplate assembly retains approx. 80% Parkerizing and rifle is equipped with a late WWII sling. Telescope retains 98-99% of its orig finish with crystal clear optics. Bolt assembly is blued and proper for the 03A4. Buttstock is in good condition with minor nicks and dings throughout, with no visible cartouche and varies slightly in color from the orig upper hand guard, which is in very good condition with very few dings and scuffs in it. Buttplate is typical Remington and retains better than 90% finish. Edwards Collection 4-58536 BK27 (2,500-4,000)

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*REMINGTON 03A4 SNIPER RIFLE. Cal. 30. SN 3414153. This Remington sniper rifle is in good condition having been re-stocked and had the scope refinished. It is however an orig 03A4 sniper rifle CONDITION: Receiver retains approx. 85% of the green Parkerizing with no corrosion present. Bolt is blued Remington with the swept handle as is correct for this model. Redfield scope base retains about 75% of its grey Parkerizing, though beginning to fade. Front scope ring is green parkerized while rear is blue. Scope is refinished a dark-grey Parkerizing, I presume was done by the Govt., because if sent to Weaver, they would have blued it, but has just about perfect optics, with no clouding or debris. “9-43” dated bbl shows approx. 70% of the orig grey Parkerizing with a very good 4-groove bore. The trigger housing and floorplate are Smith-Corona replacements and retain about 95% of the orig grey Parkerizing, with the screws being blued. Buttstock is a C-type stock that is pretty well brand new with no evident mars or dings at all, and no cartouche is present. Upper hand guard is in good condition with 2 or 3 dings in it, the largest being approx. 1” x 1/4” between middle and front bbl bands. Rifle is equipped with a “1943” dated leather sling that is in just about brand new condition though a little dry. Buttplate is Remington 03A3 parkerized and retains about 95% of its orig finish with the screws being blued. Mechanics are excellent. 4-58734 BK71 (2,500-3,300)

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*REMINGTON MODEL 03A3. Cal. 30-06. SN 3853363. There is little to say about this 03A3 except that is in unissued condition. CONDITION: Metal of this gun shows no signs of ever having been done anything more than sit in a barracks rack. No obvious wear to the receiver, bolt, bbl, sight cover or anything else except a very minor scuff on top of the stacking swivel band probably from being on a barracks rack. Trigger guard assembly retains 95%+ orig green Parkerizing. Stock and hand guard assemblies show no signs of wear with just a couple minor rub marks from possibly being in a barracks rack but you have to really look for them. You can read the “RA/FJA” with cross cannons across the room. Only other mark is an “OG” in the cheek piece where it was obviously stored and preserved at the Ogden Arsenal in Utah. Has late WWII sling. This is as good as it gets. Edwards Collection 4.58537 BK28 (700-1,500)

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*REMINGTON 1917 RIFLE. Cal. 30. SN 170724. This is a very nice example of a 1917 Remington. Overall the metal is in outstanding condition and the wood is very good. Rifle is equipped with a 1917 Remington bayonet and scabbard. CONDITION: Receiver retains approx. 90% of its blue with the balance of loss being on the rear sight ears and a little bit on the bolt release. Bbl, which is dated “2-17”, shows better than 95% of its orig blue, as does the front sight assembly, with just a few nicks in the top of the bbl from being in racks. Bore is outstanding. The bands of this rifle show a significant amount of finish loss with the front band turning to a patina, and the middle band showing more of a browning. The trigger guard and floorplate assembly are excellent showing 90% or better orig blue, with the buttplate showing about 30%. Wood is in very good condition with a small arsenal repair approx. 3” long x 1/2” wide about 1” rear of the trigger guard on the left hand side at 5 o’clock from the “SS 1919” cartouche that is present. There is also an eagle head with the letter “I” stamped directly behind the trigger guard and another eagle head with the number “339” in front of the trigger guard. Buttstock does show some slight dinging and marring throughout, though not very prominent, with sharp finger grooves and a nice look to it. Rear hand guard is in excellent condition with 1 very small ding on the left side of the sight groove. Front hand guard has 2 or 3 very minor dings with no cracks. Bayonet and scabbard are in mint condition. 4-58742 BK75 (750-1,250)

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1603

*LOT OF TWO ENFIELD RIFLES. 1) Winchester Model 1917. Cal. 30-06. SN 68713. 26” bbl. Rifle is in very good condition overall, pleasing to look at, mechanically very sound and having a very good bore. CONDITION: Receiver retains approx. 85-90% blue with very slight surface rust on right side ear of sight. Bolt is turning plum with some slight surface rusting on handle. Bbl is Winchester and dated “11-17” with 90% blue. Front sight & bands have virtually no finish and are almost straw in color. Trigger guard assembly has approx. 75% blue with most of loss being at the lowest portion. Floorplate has no finish. Wood is in very good plus condition with just minor scuffing and nice sharp finger grooves. Buttplate has surface rust in its entirety. Mechanics are fine. 2) ERA P14 Enfield. Cal. 303. SN 44003. 26” bbl. Rifle is in fine condition with 90% blue throughout, has been well kept in grease. Stock is of the non-finger groove type with grenade sights on receiver and on left side of stock. Bore is in very good condition. Front stacking swivel is missing. CONDITION: Receiver retains 95% orig blue with British proof marks and a good coat of grease. Bbl & bands also retain 95% or better blue as does floorplate and trigger guard assembly. Bolt body is polished bright. Buttplate retains approx. 75% blue with no rust or pitting and wood is in very good to excellent condition with just the most minute scuffing with a nice legible British stamping on right hand side with Canadian broad arrow. Rifle is mechanically excellent. 4-58243 BK14 (900-1,600)

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*SPRINGFIELD ARMORY MODEL 1903 “T” RIFLE. Cal. 30. SN 1264385. This rifle represents the “T” type, 1922 rifle that Springfield Armory offered through their NRA sales program. It meets all the criteria for this type of heavy bbl target rifle, but we are unable to confirm with any source its authenticity. The bolt has a headless cocking piece. It is equipped with a Lyman 48 receiver sight, scope blocks mounted to the bbl for the A-5 Winchester telescope that was sometimes used (but not provided), an altered 1917 Enfield type front bbl band and a Browning Automatic Rifle front sight base. CONDITION: Rifle retains some 98% blue to the receiver and rear sight assembly and approx. 90% to the heavy 24” bbl with some slight pin prick pitting starting to develop throughout the exterior of the bbl. Front sight base retains about 60% of the blue and the stand 03 front sight insert retains approx 90%. Front bbl band retains approx 20% of the blue, primarily in protected areas with the balance turning plum. Buttstock is the non-finger grooved 1922 variety that was pretty standard on these rifles with a prominent circle “P”. Buttstock has been cut and then re-stretched approx. 1 1/2” and retains a 1922 crescent buttplate. Trigger guard assembly retains about 85% of a plum finish with rust starting to develop where the front mounting screw is. Floorplate retains approx. 90% blue and is also just starting to rust around where the hinge is towards the front. 1) Rifle is one of 79 manufactured. Refer to page 114 of Brophy’s book. Rifle is also equipped with a leather sling. 4-58247 (7,500-12,500)

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*SPRINGFIELD ARMORY MODEL 1903 CAL. 30 SPORTER. Cal. 30. SN 1295362. Rifle appears to be a very good example of the Springfield mod. 1903 Sporter that was manufactured at the Armory in the late 20’s to early 30’s. It has all the correct features, including the same bbl dimensions as the 22, because they used the 1922 stocks on these rifles. Also has the correct star gauged bbl with the correct star gauge nomenclature on the wood. the 1922 bbl band and Lyman 48 receiver sight. This example is not glass bedded. CONDITION: Receiver retains 95% of the orig finish and shows excellent as does the Lyman 48 receiver sight. Bbl that is dated “6-28” also exhibits some 95-98% of the orig finish, including the front sight, which has some finish loss due to a sight cover that is no longer present. Bbl band retains 90% of its orig blue with no hints of any kinds of rusting or spotting. Trigger guard assembly retains 85% of the blue and some surface corrosion is just beginning to form at the front portion. Floorplate assembly is spotted with blue and patina, presumably from resting on a hand. No significant scratches or mars in it. Buttstock has no cartouche, but it does have a circle “P” and is in excellent condition with just a minimum of scarring with the most significant being a 1/2” x 1/4” x 1/8” deep small gouge on the right side of the cheek piece. Other than that, any markings in the stock are barely evident. Polished bolt with number “J-5” on the top of the handle is numbered to this gun. Crescent 1922 buttplate is in fine condition with remaining blue within the checkering and the border has turned to plum. Rifle is equipped with a 1903 sling that is fair to poor condition. Bore has very good rifling, though somewhat dark in the grooves. Mechanics are excellent. Edwards Collection 4-58518 BK53 (1,000-2,000)

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*SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1922 M1 INTERNATIONAL MATCH RIFLE. Cal. 22. SN 20311. Has a bbl date of “11-31”. Rifle is in good condition with a Lyman 48 receiver sight and Watson front sight assembly with removable insert. Also has Schutzen adjustable aluminum buttplate and an adjustable palm rest. Receiver and bbl are drilled and tapped for scope with plug screws in them. CONDITION: Bbl and receiver retain 90% of orig blue with some slight surface corrosion and a few minor scratches from being in a rack on the bbl. Bbl band retains about 65% orig blue turning plum. Trigger guard retains approx 90% of the blue while floorplate retains approx 50%. Wood appears to be in very good condition with a couple small bruises on the left hand side and retains added checkering. Palm rest is in excellent condition as is orig M1 bolt. Edwards Collection 4-58529 BK23 (1,200-2,200)

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*SPRINGFIELD ARMORY MODEL 1922 M2. Cal. 22. SN 11308. This is a nice orig finish rifle with bbl date of “8-37” that appears to be a military issue because it has a horseshoe box with “SA” over “O” stamped in the stock. The only thing that appears to be possibly unoriginal is that it has an adjustable insert in the Lyman 48 rear sight and a small brass shim ,between the bbl and the wood, at the very front of the wood.. It is a nice very pleasing gun. CONDITION: Receiver & bbl assembly retain approx. 90% of orig finish with very minor surface rust area just under the SN on the receiver. Parkerizing on bottom of bbl, just below the wood, shows slight wear possibly from being bench rested. Trigger guard assembly shows 95-98% of orig Parkerizing as does the no trap buttplate. Bbl band shows very minor pitting but retains better than 90% of its parkerized finish. Stock is in excellent condition with just a couple of very minor dings that do not detract from its looks whatsoever. Bore and mechanics are fine. 4-58253 BK29 (750-1,300)

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*SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1922. Cal. 22. SN 1893. This is a nice rifle. It is not what one would call mint, but it does appear to be orig. It retains orig 1922 dual firing pin bolt, as well as 2 proper magazines and spare parts. The rifle appears to be used but not abused with some honest wear on it which is acceptable considering the rarity of and unaltered 1922 action. The bbl date is “1-23” CONDITION: Barreled action retains better than 90% of its blue but there are some areas of poor storage. There are also, just above the ELD in the nomenclature, a small, approx. 1/4-3/8” rnd area, of bare metal. There is the same area in size, approx. 3 1/2” forward on the bbl. I have no explanation for this other than they are there. Lyman 48 receiver sight shows about 50% orig finish. Orig 1922 nickel steel bolt is polished with some patina starting to turn on the body. Floorplate assembly and trigger guard show significant wear with the possibility of being touched up a little bit at some time. Buttstock is of the non-finger grooved variety with the large 1922 bordered in checkered buttplate. Front bbl band shows about 60% blue turning plumb. Bore is excellent and mechanics are perfect. This a very acceptable example of an orig 1922 that isn’t mint so you wouldn’t mind shooting it. Edwards Collection 4-58528 58BK30 (1,000-1,500)

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*SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1922 M1. Cal. 22. SN 8205. This is an orig unmodified 1922 M1 with a Unertl 14 power target scope mounted on it. This appears to be a military issue arm since it has in the left side of the buttstock a horseshoe box with “SA, over O”. There is also a rack number in the bottom of the pistol grip that is almost illegible but appears to be number “51”. This rifle was most likely issued to a military academy for training purposes. The bbl date is “8-26”. CONDITION: Receiver & bbl assembly has been re-parkerized and retains nearly 100% of that finish. Front site assembly is also parkerized and is the removable insert variety. Trigger and floorplate assembly are parkerized and about 95% condition as are the bbl bands and swing swivels. Buttplate assembly is coarse checkered with no trap, as is correct for this gun. Orig M1 bolt is polished with the serial number of the gun engraved on the bottom. Lyman 48 Receiver site is in excellent condition with just a minimum of wear from being adjusted. Unertl scope retains approx. 75% of its orig blue with perfect optics. 4-58252 BK19 (1,200-2,500)

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*SPRINGFIELD ARMORY MODEL 1922 MII. Cal. 22. SN 10861B. This example of a “1926” dated rifle is an update from the MI to the MII configuration. This is equipped with “Demming” type pistol grip stock. Rifle is in overall very good condition being mechanically sound with an excellent bore and type-3, M2 bolt that is numbered to the gun. CONDITION: Complete barreled action, including sight and bands, retain a dark grey, almost black, Parkerizing that shows to be better than 95% throughout. Sight cover is still intact and the Lyman type 48 sight shows about 98% of the orig blue with just minor scratches on the bolt side. Trigger guard and floorplate assembly as new parkerized configuration. Buttstock shows to be in very good condition with an “SA” in a box on the left cheek piece and with an arsenal mark of “AAZ” on the left hand side just below the cocking piece. Finger grooves are very sharp and defined, and there is a very minimum of scarring on the buttstock with the prominent being on the left side on the magazine catch. Though not deep, the stain is scratched in a few places. Rifle retains a WWI sling that is dated “1918” and is dry, but otherwise in good condition. Edwards Collection 4-58530 BK36 (750-1,250)

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1611

*SPRINGFIELD ARMORY MODEL 1922 M-2. Cal. 22. SN 18416. This is a nice example of a 1922 M-2 that is good enough for the best of collections but still very desirable to shoot. This gun does have one minor oddity which I could find no information on. It appears that there was a flaw in the roll die while stamping the receiver as the right hand side of all the lettering “Springfield” “Armory” and “M-2” appeared to be rolled out very lightly. Gun’s receiver does not appear to show any signs of being refinished or b-blasted. I can only assume it was a problem with the die. The “IELD” in “Springfield”, the “Y” in “Armory”, and the “M-2” are stamped very light, and it appears the “2” has been re-stamped by hand. CONDITION: Receiver retains 98% of what appears to be the orig gray/green Parkerizing. Lyman 48 receiver sight is in perfect condition. Type-3 bolt is polished and numbered to the gun and is in excellent condition. Bbl and front band retain approx. 95% of a slightly darker Parkerizing which is very common as these actions finished before they were assembled. Bbl date is “4-42”. Buttstock is in fine condition with no significant dings or mars, and nice sharp finger grooves, as well as a horseshoe box on the left cheek piece containing the letters “SA” over “R”. Circle “P” on the pistol grip is also very prominent and shows very little wear. No-trap, coarse checkered buttplate shows 98% of the orig finish. Rifle is equipped with a WWI period sling. Mechanically fine and a slightly leaded, bright bore that can use just a little bit of elbow grease. Edwards Collection 4-58531 BK35 (900-1,200)

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1612

*WINCHESTER MODEL G-30 EXPERIMENTAL RIFLE. Cal. 30. SN 67. The Winchester Model 30 was authorized for development in Sept. of 1941. It was a 30-06 semi-automatic gas operated rifle with a detachable box magazine. Only a few of these rifles were made up for text purposes. At a glance, they give the appearance of a cross between a “German G.43” and an “M1 Carbine” on steroids. This particular gun has very good providence including copies of shipping documents where this weapon was purchased by Norman Flayderman in Feb. 1976 from “Winchester Repeating Arms”. These are an extremely rare firearm as this is the 2nd one that this cataloger has seen in his 40+ years being involved in guns. CONDITION: Receiver retains 90% of the orig high quality Winchester Blue and what seems just slight wear from being actuated and there is a slight machining flaw as there are some factory gouges in the receiver, on the left side, just behind the receiver ring, as if the end mill had a chip in it when machining this piece. There is however a small weld at the rear of the operating rod groove that could very well be an orig factory weld, as examples of this are so rare there is nothing to compare it to. Operating rod assembly has 95% orig blue, and bolt is highly polished. Rear site assembly is quite unique and is in perfect condition. The bbl front site and bbl band assemblies are in great condition with only minimal wear from being handled. The trigger guard and box magazine assemblies have 90-95% of their orig finish with slight problem of the magazine not latching properly. The buttstock and hand guard show only minor handling marks and the aluminum w/trap checkered buttplate shows as new and is quite unique in manufacture. Buttstock also has an aluminum inventory tag on it with the number “W67” on the lower left near the rear swing swivel. This would be a wonderful gun to add to a collection that encompasses experimentals and oddities. 4-58398 BK18 (35,000-75,000)

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1613

*M1 CARBINE CALIBER 30 BY ERWIN PEDERSEN. Cal. 30. SN 1777123. This is an example of an early and rare Erwin Pedersen M1 carbine, though it is refinished and some of the parts are reproduction. Nonetheless it is an example of one of the rarest makers of the M1 carbine. It has an Underwood bbl dated “6-44”, though barely legible, with a reproduction front bbl band assembly attached. Trigger housing is late S?G? as is the hammer. Push button safety and magazine catch are totally unmarked on the exterior. Bolt is Inland and rear sight is two pitted to get a makers name. CONDITION: Bbl & receiver retain 98% of repark. Front sight has approx. 80% orig finish. Front bbl band retains all of its finish as it is a reproduction. The S/G slide retains 98% of a repark as does the Inland bolt. Trigger guard assembly retains 98% of the repark finish. Buttstock is a Winchester low wood in excellent condition with no major dings or scuffs with an “IR” stamped in the channel. Upper hand guard is marked “IO” and is also in near perfect condition. Mechanics and bore are both excellent. 4-58356 BK24 (500-1,200)

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*WINCHESTER M1 CARBINE. Cal. 30 Carb. SN 5590574. Wonderful orig carbine with Winchester bbl. Unable to determine stock maker due to mag pouch on buttstock. It has a flat bolt with push button safety & 2-position flip rear sight. Accompanied by a canvas sling & oiler, one 20-rd magazine in rifle and two new magazines in a canvas pouch on buttstock. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Metal retains about all of its fine gray Parkerizing and bolt most of its blue. Stock shows light handling & use marks with a bruise on left side of forestock. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-59510 JR665 (1,750-2,250)

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1615

*UN-QUALITY M1 CARBINE. Cal. 30-M1. SN 4461236. Un-Quality Carbines were indeed very rare as they were made by Quality Hardware Corporation and the receivers were sub-contracted by Union Switch and Signal. This particular carbine is a restoration in progress with great potential to be a fine example. At this point it has an assortment of parts such and inland slide, an IBM bbl and front site assembly and a National Postal Meter trigger group. With time and parts this could be a very fine restoration. CONDITION: Receiver is in excellent condition though re-parkerized with reproduction rear site. Bbl is orig finish IBM though it has been re-crowned with an IBM front site missing the pin. Front bbl band is a reproduction but has an orig IBM swing swivel on it. Trigger group is re-parkerized to match receiver as is the slide assembly. Stock is a low wood inland in very good condition with just some slight dings on the rear comb. Front upper hand guard is a 4-rivet reproduction. 4-58355 BK16 (500-1,200)

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*INLAND M1 CARBINE. Cal. 30 Carb. SN 6941388. Standard late carbine with 18” Inland Bbl dated “3-45”. It has flip safety, rnd bolt and ramp adjustable, rear sight. It also has a canvas sling & oiler with a canvas, 2-magazine pouch on buttstock. Accompanied by one slightly damaged, 20-rd magazine. CONDITION: Very fine. Metal retains most of its orig gray/green parkerizing with some light wear on bolt. Stock is nicked & dinged, mostly on left side from sling buckle and retains most of its orig finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-59022 JR664 (500-800)

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US M3 TELESCOPE, SNIPERSCOPE, INFRARED, 20,000 VOLT. SN 6745.51. This scope was made by an American optical company of Buffalo, New York under a contract dated 6.23.51 and is so marked on the label on the right side. Although this is marked “SNIPERSCOPE” on the label, the hand-held units such as this were usually known as Snooperscopes. CONDITION: Retains most of the dark parkerized finish with a few scratches. Batteries and associated equipment do not accompany so the operation has not been tested. 4-58349 FS782 (500-1,000)

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*1941 JOHNSON SEMI-AUTOMATIC RIFLE. Cal. 30. SN 0039. This rifle is an outstanding example of the Johnson Automatics that were purchased by the United States Marines to supplement the shortage of Garands during the 2nd World War. They were used until enough Garands were in the system, and then they were transferred over to the Navy Seabees. This particular example which production shows as new. Mechanics are perfect. CONDITION: Metal of this rifle is as new with no signs of wear or use whatsoever. Buttstock is in near perfect condition with one very slight scratch on the top, directly in front of the buttplate and one very small ding just above the trigger assembly on the left-hand side, measuring approx. 1/8” around. Front hand guard is near perfect with just very minor storage scuffs in it, showing no kind of significant damage at all. Buttplate is slightly off center in mounting which is fairly typical for these rifles and the two buttplate screws are ever so slightly buggered. Bore is as new. One of the finest examples that I’ve had an opportunity to handle especially in such an early rifle. 4-58354 BK15 (4,500-8,500)

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*JOHNSON MODEL 1941 SEMI-AUTO MILITARY RIFLE. Cal. 30-06. SN A3653. Standard Johnson with 22-1/2” tapered rnd bbl, winged front sight with bayonet lug and long, spring steel, adjustable rear sight graduated 1-1,000 meters. Mounted with 2-pc, straight grain, uncheckered, American walnut with sling swivels. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl, receiver & magazine box retain about all of their strong, orig, factory finish. Wood is sound and retains most of a bright varnish finish. Bolt will not lock in open position, otherwise mechanics are crisp. Brilliant shiny bore. 4-60687 JR663 (3,000-5,000)

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*JOHNSON MODEL 1941 SEMI-AUTO MILITARY RIFLE. Cal. 30-06. SN B5081. Standard Johnson with 22-1/2” tapered rnd bbl, winged front sight with bayonet lug and long, spring steel, adjustable rear sight. Mounted with 2-pc, straight grain, uncheckered, American walnut with sling swivels. Rear sight is graduated in 0-1,000 meters. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains most of its gray/green parkerizing and hand guard about 60% thin parkerizing. Receiver retains about 75% parkerized finish with magazine cover retaining a silvery/green patina. Wood is sound with nicks, dings & scratches and a couple of gouges on forearm. There is a spliced repair back of top tang. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-60686 JR662 (3,000-5,000)

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*SPRINGFIELD M1 GARAND. Cal. 30 (gas trap). SN 14387. This is a very good example of a late 1939 vintage gas trap Garand. It appears to have most if not all of its orig parts with the only the op-rod and seventh round stoppage modified. Rifle shows excellent overall with correct sling and the following parts: Stock SA-SPG without drawing board number, 2 equal holes without modification, buttplate number C-46012 (screws not numbered), trigger housing number 28290 with large pad, small hole, hammer number C46008 with hole, trigger number C46020-2 with hole, safety C-46015-4, blue hammer spring housing, trigger guard C46025 with rings, bolt D28287-1/HL J-7, and rear sight aperture B8868-1/cover B8872 parkerized. Both sight knobs are numbered, bbl D-28286 HL/J-14-A (rear to front), Lower band is milled with groove with no number. There is no number is on wood and no number on nose cap. Front sight B8892-0 with grooves. Op-rod D35382-0 “Modified”. Follower unnumbered, clip latch unnumbered, bullet guide B-8875, follower arm B-8869 with 2 bevels, keystone spring real but broken in 2 pieces, comp spring real, follower rod unmarked. CONDITION: Rifle appears to be 100% authentic with the exception of the later modification of the op-rod and seventh round stoppage. Receiver is gray-green Parkerizing, but 90% finish with a slight pitted area on the heel. Bolt is black oxide as should be and retains about 90% finish. Op-rod, though modified, retains about 75-80% of its orig finish. Bbl shows better than 90%. Trigger housing assembly retains about 90% finish as does buttplate. Stock is in exceptional condition with minor scuffing throughout, no significant scars or blemishes, and a very prominent cartouche. Front and rear hand guards are both in excellent condition with minor scarring and scratches and no relief cut on rear. Mechanics are fine and bore is fairly bright with some slight pitting. Edwards Collection 4-58532 BK26 (10,000-20,000)

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1621

*SPRINGFIELD M1 GARAND. Cal. 30. SN 3647572. This Garand is in Marine Corp MC-1 or MC-52 configuration. It is in the proper SN range, and telescope mount rings, flash hider etc., are all proper for this gun. With the exception of the sniper updates, gun retains all of its 1945 parts, including stock, bbl, bolt, etc. CONDITION: Receiver and scope base retain approx. 95% of what appears to be the orig Parkerizing. Rear sight is in excellent condition and of the late WWII as should be. Op-rod is a flat side-9 with no modifications, retaining 90% of its orig finish. “5-45” bbl shows somewhat frosted though rifling is very strong. Rifle is equipped with a Springfield Armory forged flat cone type flash hider. Scope base, scope mount, T-4 rings and Koll-Morgan scope are all Marine Corp postwar updates. Base screws have not been staked but this is common for Marine Corp updates. Buttstock is in excellent condition with a very legible “NFR” cartouche although at some point in time stock did have a grenade sight on it. K-Line cheek piece is in excellent condition as are the hand guards and the “1944” dated WWII sling. Overall a very nice example of a WWII sniper rifle updated for post war Marine Corp use. 4-58353 BK25 (4,500-7,500)

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1622

*SCARCE WINCHESTER M1-D GARAND SNIPER RIFLE. Cal. 30-06. SN 1607128. Standard Garand with 24” bbl, winged front sight & battle adjustable rear sight. It has the barrel mount for scope base containing an M84 scope SN 7033. Mounted in matching oil finished stock & hand guards with a lace-on leather cheekpiece dated “11-62” and a canvas sling. Stock has two “P” proofs, otherwise is unmarked. Bbl is by Springfield, dated “8-52”. Trigger group is mixed Winchester & Springfield parts. It has a clamp-on sheet metal flash hider. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Metal retains most of its gray/green restored parkerized finish & scope most of its orig blue with crisp optics. Side adjustment cover of scope has a bent hinge, otherwise is fine. Wood is sound and retains most of its fine oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-60678 JR661 (3,500-5,000)

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1623

*SPRINGFIELD M1 GARAND. Cal. 30. SN 56958. 24” bbl. This is a good example of a first month production gas port M1 Garand. It has all the correct parts with an “8-40” dated bbl as well as all small parts including rear sight assembly and duel keystone wire springs. Stock is correct, no trap, butt never modified, with two equal holes. This would be a great first month production gas port Garand, although refinished. Orig examples are nearly impossible to find. CONDITION: Excellent, as refinished. Barreled action has 95% refinish with bands & trigger housing assembly retaining 60-75% orig finish. Stock has numerous small dents & dings, although not unattractive. Cartouche is worn off but circle “P” proof mark is still present. Mechanics are excellent. Bore, although slightly dark, is excellent. 4-58236 BK1 (4,000-7,000)

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1624

*SPRINGFIELD M1 GARAND. Cal. 22-06. SN 6089544. This is an extremely rare variation of the M1 Garand, since only a handful was made in 1957 as an experiment with a new cartridge. They used leftover receivers in the late 6 million ranges to build these guns. They were strictly built for test and research. This particular example has a duplex bbl with the drawing board number “SA 37999” and a bbl date of “5-57”. It does have the Department of Defense proof as well inspection proof. Bbl is rifled as some examples seen have not been. A very rare Garand indeed. CONDITION: Exterior of the entire rifle shows as new. Bbl and receiver assembly retain 99%+ of finish as does the op-rod and trigger guard assembly. Bolt shows just the minutest wear from being operated. Buttplate shows just a little bit of wear on the checkering itself just from being lifted in and out of a rack. Bore, although dirty, should clean to new as is chrome-lined. Wood buttstock assembly has as few mars as humanly possibly on a gun this age and shows as new with “D.O.D.” stamp being very prominent as well as the circle “P”. Front hand guard shows no wear. Rear hand guard has 1 tiny little blemish approx. 1” in front of the receiver. A very fine example for an advanced M1 collector. 4-58232 BK17 (15,000-25,000)

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1625

*SPRINGFIELD M1 GARAND. Cal. 30. SN 3662997. 24” bbl. This rifle was at one time an M1-C or MC-52 sniper rifle and would make an excellent candidate for a restoration to that configuration. Scope mount holes (5) have been expertly plugged by an armory. Rifle has “SA-52” stamped on flat just behind rear sight. Also rifle has correct “12-52” bbl for being an MC-52 sniper. CONDITION: Receiver & bbl retain 85-90% of orig Parkerizing. Wood is in good shape with minor scuffs & dings and a cartouche present which reads “RIA” over “FK” in a rectangular box. Gas cylinder/front of sight assembly retains 90% of their finish although it is a narrow based gas cylinder. Rear sight assembly is a post-war replacement (probably done at time of re-build). Revision “9” op-rod has excellent orig finish although field modified. Mechanics are excellent. Bore, although slightly dark, is excellent. 4-58235 BK2 (2,500-4,500)

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*LOT OF THREE M1 GARANDS. Cal. 30. 1) Springfield. SN 3305625. This is a 100% correct November 1944 issue M1 Garand. Although some parts are earlier such as revision “6” op-rod and revision “12” trigger housing, I believe this gun to be 100% correct as to production and bin restocking. Reference WWII Garand, Duff. CONDITION: Excellent plus with typical light gray Parkerizing for the era. Wood is in excellent condition with a very prominent “SA” over “GAW” cartouche with crossed cannons and circle “P” proof. Hand guards are as new, both front & rear. Mechanics are excellent. Bore, although slightly dark, is excellent. 2) H&R. SN 5521829. 24” bbl. This is a good example of a DCM Sales rifle that got through the program virtually intact. Rifle is in near new condition as refinished with the engraving of “A4” over “4-65” in receiver leg. The only part that appears non-orig is a Springfield follower & front sight. All other parts, including wood, appear to be correct H&R. Also has correct sling. CONDITION: As described above, rifle shows virtually new condition with very good cartouche and rack number “987” painted on buttstock. Very, very minor dings on stock with even less in the hand guards. Mechanics are excellent. Bore shows very good but could use a slight cleaning. 3) Springfield. SN 2084041. 24” bbl. This example of a 1943 M1 Garand that saw some battle use and was rebuilt after the war and probably saw action in Korea as well. Stock is orig to receiver being McFarland cartouched. Other than that, rifle has been rebuilt with post-war parts. CONDITION: Receiver retains 98% re-Parkerizing with some pitting present underneath. Bbl is a 1951 replacement and bore shows as brand new. Op-rod, as well as small parts, are Korean War era replacements. All are in excellent shape. Rifle is mechanically fine. Has post-war sling. 4-58238 BK3 (3,000-5,000)

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1627

*INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER GAP LETTER RIFLE. Cal. 30-06. SN 5204456. 24” bbl. Rare variation of the IHC rifle with receivers being manufactured at Springfield Armory. Rifle has bbl date of “8-53” being manufactured by LMR, which is correct for rifle, with IHC op-rod and small parts with exception being rear sight assembly being Springfield (which could be correct because receivers were made at Springfield) and has WWII trigger housing assembly and front gas cylinder lock. Butt stock is a modern made reproduction. CONDITION: Receiver retains 85% finish with some touch-up. There is also a 1/2” wide nick present on front receiver ring. Bbl assembly retains virtually all of its finish with a bright shiny bore. Gas cylinder front sight assembly also retains virtually all of its orig finish with very minor scuffing. Hand guards appear to be orig and are in excellent condition. Buttstock is a reproduction, as previous stated, but in fine condition. Mechanics are fine. 4-58258 BK6 (800-1,200)

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*LOT OF TWO M1 GARANDS. Cal. 30. 1) H&R. SN 5544892. 24” bbl. A good example of a rebuilt H&R or would make an excellent shooter. Rifle retains most of its original parts including bbl, op-rod, front sight assembly and elevation knob. Stock appears to be orig, though heavily varnished. Accompanied by a foreign made sling. CONDITION: Rifle retains 95% or better of a refinish with the only significant finish loss being the gas cylinder. Bore is bright & shiny and should make for an excellent shooter. Stock is Springfield 1950’s vintage with “DOD” cartouche. Hand guards are also heavily varnished with a 2” crack on rear one, as well as 1/4” x 1/4” chip in rear hand guard. Mechanics are excellent. 2) Springfield Armory. SN 4231030. 24” bbl. Rifle is a nice example of a not too often found 4,000,000 vintage Garand, although rebuilt at some point in time. These 4,000,000 vintage Garands saw the brunt of the work in Korea thus making their survival rate rather low. Rifle appears to have all of the correct parts for its era including a replacement Marlin bbl dated “4-53”. Marlin was a legitimate sub contractor. Also has correct “SA” over “JLG” cartouche with crossed cannons. CONDITION: Rifle is in good overall condition showing finish wear to receiver and very slight pitting on op-rod. Bore is bright & shiny, stock has a couple of larger dings, one being approximately 1” x 1/4” on left hand side, underneath sight knob and the other being 3/4” x 1/4” underneath the nomenclature on the bbl. Other than that, wood is in excellent condition throughout. Mechanics are in excellent condition. 4-58239 BK4 (2,000-3,500)

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*LOT OF TWO M1 GARANDS. Cal. 30. 1) Springfield. SN 3048793. 24” bbl. This is a very nice but used example of a 1944 vintage Garand. Rifle appears to be orig with the exception of the op-rod is a field modified revision “6” and the lower band assembly being refinished, but correct for the rifle. CONDITION: Receiver is orig finish though turning brown form extensive use with correct rear sight assembly and internal parts. Bbl is dated “7-44” which is correct & orig for this rifle. Gas cylinder/front sight assembly also turning color, most probably from storage in Cosmoline. Stock is in exceptional condition, though the “SA” over “GAW” cartouche is very faint. Circle “P” is prominent and there is also a small crossed cannon on heel of pistol grip, although faint. Hand guards are in good condition with rear hand guard having numerous dings & nicks. Front hand guard is in excellent condition. Bore is strong but with light frosting throughout. Mechanics are excellent. 2) Springfield. SN 6091302. 24” bbl. This rare & desirable M1 presents as new and is at the very end of production/May 1956. This was the last year and within the last couple of months of the end of production of the M1 rifle and this one appears to be untouched. Rifle has a “77” nomenclature and “NM” marked op-rod but could very well be correct as most of these 6 million guns were National Matches. A 6 million service rifle is indeed a rare commodity. CONDITION: Rifle presents as new. Metal retains nearly 100% of its orig finish including buttplate. Wood presents as new, although there is an armory repair or insert just in front of the buttplate, approximately 1” wide and 3” high, but gives the appearance of a typical armory repair as they threw very little away. “DOD” stamp is present and very prominent, as is circle “P” on pistol grip. There are no dents, dings, mars or any other marks on wood except for repair on front of buttplate. 4-58237 BK5 (2,500-4,500)

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1629a

*AUTO ORDNANCE MODEL 1927A1 SEMI-AUTO THOMPSON CARBINE BY AMERICAN HISTORICAL FOUNDATION. Cal. 45 ACP. SN 29073. Standard Thompson with 19” bbl including muzzle brake. Rear half of bbl has cooling fins and is mounted with a rectangular, grasping groove forearm. Mounted with uncheckered, nicely figured walnut, with pistol grip & smooth steel buttplate with trap. Bbl, receiver & small parts are very high polish blue with gold plated muzzle brake, bolt handle, rear sight base & trigger. Wood has a high gloss urethane type finish. Each side of buttstock has a small green enameled medallion with the date “14 JUNE 1775” and right side of grip has the U.S. Army symbol. Right side of receiver is etch-engraved with gold filling with an American flag and two Army symbols with the inscription “UNITED STATES ARMY COMMEMORATIVE THOMPSON” / “THIS WE’LL DEFEND”. Accompanied by a 20-rd stick magazine & a military sling. Also accompanied by its orig, green felt lined, glass topped, walnut casing with an inlaid brown & gold plaque. Also accompanied by American Historical Foundation booklet & miscellaneous paperwork. CONDITION: New, unfired & uncycled. It still has its orig plastic bundle tie around bolt. Case is equally new. 4-58220 JR607 (1,500-2,500)

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1629b

*TWO LIMITED DELUXE EDITION AMERICAN HISTORICAL FOUNDATION COMMEMORATIVE WWII RIFLES. Both are American Historical Foundation Serial Number 8 of a total of 50 sets. 1) Springfield Armory M1 Garand. Cal. 30-06. SN 621415. Standard Garand in very nicely figured, checkered, custom wood. All metal is heavy gold plated with side of op rod etch-engraved “WORLD WAR II 50TH ANNIVERSARY M1 GARAND”. Receiver, forearm bands, sides of front sight, floorplate & trigger guard are nicely etch engraved. Right side of buttstock has a large gold & enamel medallion inscribed “AND VICTORY WILL BE OURS 1945” with a large eagle in center with “VICTORY” in a ribbon over its breast. Accompanied by its orig glass top, wine colored, velvet lined, walnut case and a military style sling with two gold plated 8-rd ammunition clips. Also accompanying is the American historical foundation booklet & papers. 2) Saginaw M1 Carbine. Cal. 30 Carbine. SN 3361288. Mounted in nicely figured, checkered walnut with all metal heavy gold plating with side of op rod etch-engraved “WORLD WAR II 50TH ANNIVERSARY M1 CARBINE”. Receiver, sides of front & rear sights & trigger guard are nicely etch engraved. Right side of buttstock has a large gold & enamel medallion inscribed identical to the M1 Garand above. Accompanied by its orig glass top wine colored, velvet lined, walnut case and a military style sling with one gold plated 20-rd ammunition magazine. Also accompanying is the American historical foundation booklet & papers. CONDITION: Both are new in their display cases, unfired and appear to be uncycled. Display cases are equally new. 4-58219 (3,000-3,500)

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1629c

*WINCHESTER AMERICAN HISTORICAL FOUNDATION MAINE 50 STATES COMMEMORATIVE LEVER ACTION CARBINE. Cal. 30-30. SN 6432240 & ME003. Standard angle eject Winchester carbine with 20” rnd bbl, full magazine, ramp front sight missing hood & open rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain walnut with straight stock & Winchester embossed black composition buttplate. Receiver, bbl, magazine tube & lever are high polish, bright blue, while bbl bands, magazine plug, trigger & hammer are gold plated. Receiver has full coverage etch engraving on sides with right side inscribed on gold ribbons “MAINE LIMITED EDITION / 1820 / THE ‘PINE TREE STATE’”. It has a gold line border with three stars and outline of State of Maine. Left side has identical gold line border with “ONE OF ONE HUNDRED” also with three stars. Top of bolt has “ME003” in gold. Left side of buttstock has a large 2-layered cloisonné medallion with outer ring having gold edges with thirteen gold stars and the inner ring the seal of The State of Maine in full color. Lever is strapped with a black plastic bundle tie & it has orig hang tag. Accompanied by its orig, glass top, maroon velvet lined, walnut case with a recessed plaque in bottom. Also accompanied by a American Historical Foundation booklet, orig owner’s manual, warranty card & other papers. Case measures 44” x 12-1/2” x 3-1/2”. CONDITION: Pristine new, unfired. Retains virtually all of its orig factory finish to both metal & wood. Case is equally new. 4-58221 (1,500-1,750)

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1629d

SCARCE M1 GARAND GIANT TRAINING AID. Gigantic cutaway M1 Garand rifle, 86” overall length. Made of aluminum & wood and is functional. It is cut away to show the entire working interior including gas cylinder, op rod, bbl & receiver. CONDITION: Good to very good. Aluminum metal is a soiled gray and wood retains 75-80% of its orig brown paint and red paint in cut away areas. 4-58251 (800-1,000)

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*LOT OF TWO COLT SP-1 AR15 SEMI-AUTO RIFLES. Cal. 223 (5.6 mm). 1) SN 114767. 20” bbl. This is a mid-late 60’s variation of Colt AR15. Rifle presents 100% orig, dark gray Parkerizing and is excellent plus. No magazine present. CONDITION: Rifle retains virtually all of its orig finish with very, very minor scuffing. Rifle also has early 3-prong flash hider but does have the butt trap stock. Rifle shows 98% plus overall with no marks or dings present. Bore is as new, mechanics are excellent. 2) SN 201221. 20” bbl. This is a little bit later version of the SP1 with bird cage flash hider. Rifle still does retain triangular shaped front hand guard and does have a butt trap in stock. No magazine present. CONDITION: Rifle shows 95-97% orig finish with slight signs of use. There is one very small nick in lower receiver, approximately 1/8” x 3/16” just above rear pistol grip on left side. Other than that, metal shows only slightest of wear. Front buttstock & hand guard assemblies show virtually no wear at all. Bore is bright & shiny with just a little bit of green oxidation around inner edge of flash hider. Mechanics are excellent. 4-58257 BK7 (2,700-4,500)

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1631

SCARCE DPMS AR-15 LEFT HAND UPPER. Cal. 223. NSN. Complete upper for standard AR-15 with 21″ heavy bbl including flash hider. It has standard post front sight & knob adjustable rear sight. It is complete with bolt & op handle with forward assist. Receiver was created from a right hand model having had the orig ejection port welded up and the current one milled on the left side. It has a deflector on the right side and none on the left. It is pre-ban with bayonet lug & rnd 2-pc forearm. CONDITION: Extremely fine, has been fired with a few cartridge case nicks on the left side, otherwise retains virtually all of its orig factory finish. Crisp mechanics. Brilliant shiny bore. 4-58382 JR220 (350-500)

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1632

RARE HOLLIFIELD DOTTER RIFLE PRACTICE SET. Set consists of two 30 cal. brass rods for the very rare practice set with one rod, 26-1/2” long and the other 23” long, along with a target holder and one orig target. Accompanied by four of the extremely rare dotter cartridges and a brass stripper clip. It is all in an orig oak case with complete instruction sheet in lid and orig label on outside of lid. This rare practice system was available in a variety of rifle & hand gun calibers. Rods are very seldom encountered and few people have ever seen one of cartridges or target holder and even fewer have ever seen an orig box. CONDITION: Rods are a medium to dark patina and cartridges are an oxidized white patina, one of which has a cracked neck. Target holder is extremely fine. Oak box is sound with label on lid about 3/4 complete and is dark & oil stained. Instruction sheet inside lid is complete with soil on outer edge and has turned yellow A very rare set. 4-58763 JR439 (500-800)

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1633

WOOD GUN RACK. This rack was made for Krag rifles. It is 50-5/8” high and the bottom plate with spaces for 20 rifles is 26” in diameter. The center shelf, which has the same 20 spaces is 19-1/2” in diameter and has 2 lockable steel bands around the outside. The top shelf is 13-1/2” in diameter. The center shelf has been moved downwards to accommodate shorter guns, but would be easy to restore to its orig position as the marks are on the 6-3/8” square center post. CONDITION: Many scuffs and dings with about half of the orig paint remaining. Edwards Collection 4-58547 FS815 (1,000-2,000)

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1634

M-1 CARBINE RACK. 32-5/8” long, 34-3/4” high metal and wood rack with spaces for 10 carbines on each side. The top is 3-1/2” wide. CONDITION: Traces of orig finish mixed with light surface rust and pitting. Edwards Collection 4-58549 FS816 (100-300)

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MODEL 1920 GUN RACK. The center pole is missing, but the cap, marked “ARMS RACK / MODEL OF 1920” and the three shelves are present. There are spaces for 20 rifles on the rack. CONDITION: Retains most of the OG paint. 4-58249 (600-1,200)

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1636

SUPERB CUSTOM SOLID CHERRY HANDCRAFTED MUSEUM TYPE GLASS COVERED LIGHTED DISPLAY TABLE. Absolutely elegant means of displaying your high quality objects in a hobby room, den or business. This display table measures a massive 9’ long by 6’ wide at the base and stands 45″ in height. There are 4 glass panels surrounded by cherry wood that lift to open for easy removal or addition of your prized collectibles. Stands on 4 wooden legs. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Should give you a lifetime of secure and yet elegant display. 4-60357 (1,500- 2,500)

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1637

CUSTOM SOLID CHERRY HANDCRAFTED WHEELED COMBINATION GUN DISPLAY/MOVING RACK. Incredibly rugged yet very stylish way to display up to 60 rifles or shotguns on a rack measuring 78″ in length, 35″ wide at the base and is 38″ high. Each side of the rack holds 30 long arms. Perfect centerpiece for your gunroom, shop or could even be used at a show or collectors meeting. CONDITION: Very fine. 4-60364 (500-750)

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1639

2 FOLDING SOLID CHERRY GUN CASES. Large beautifully handcrafted solid cherry gun cases, each designed to accommodate 16 long arms for a total display of 32 firearms. Each case measures 7’ in length by a mere 15″ wide and is only 37 1/2″ in height as they would be closed and stored. When open for display, the cases are 7’ in height, 75″ in width and only 15″ deep. CONDITION: Very fine. Could be used in two corners of your hobby room or opened up for a full wall display. 4-60358-1 (1,000-1,250)

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1639a

2 FOLDING SOLID CHERRY GUN CASES. Large beautifully handcrafted solid cherry gun cases each designed to accommodate 16 long arms for a total display of 32 firearms. Each case measures 7’ in length by a mere 15″ wide and is only 37-1/2” in height as they would be closed and stored. When open for display, the cases are 7’ in height, 75″ in width and only 15″ deep. CONDITION: Very fine. Could be used in two corners of your hobby room or opened up for a full wall display. 4-60358-1 (1,000-1,250)

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1640

7 HOMEMADE PINE GUN RACKS. Each rack holds 15 long arms with a total capacity of 105 long arms. Each rack measures 4’ long by 15″ wide at the base and stands 46″ in height. CONDITION: Very good. Perfect for the gun shop, hobbyist needing more space that a traditional gun cabinet offers; light enough to carry to gun shows. 4-58556 (300-500)

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1641

*RARE CASED FACTORY ENGRAVED PRESENTATION COLT GOVERNMENT MODEL SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. Cal. 45 ACP. SN C144175. Blue finish with 5” bbl & matching numbered slide. This rare pistol has full coverage factory engraving by Wilbur Glahn with his well executed foliate & floral intertwined arabesque patterns over top & both sides of slide, both sides of frame, bottom edge of grip safety, front strap, trigger bow, bottom front of slide & bottom of frame. Thumb safety & slide lock are also engraved, as is bbl bushing. Fitted with spectacular smooth ivory grips with a gold engraved seal of the State of Virginia on left side & a gold engraved seal of the State of Connecticut on right side with Latin motto of the State of Connecticut in a ribbon scrimshawed into grip. It has its orig 2-tone unmarked magazine. Accompanied by its orig black leatherette, blue velvet lined, Colt casing with a 4-1/2” x 2-3/8” silver plate in top, which is inscribed, “PRESENTED TO / GOVERNOR E. LEE TRINKLE / OF VIRGINIA / BY / GOVERNOR JOHN H. TRUMBULL / OF CONNECTICUT / IN COMMEMORATION / OF THE / 150TH. ANNIVERSARY OF THE / 2ND COMPANY GOVERNOR’S FOOT GUARD / MAY 18-19 1925 / 1775-1925”. Also accompanied by a Colt Factory letter fully identifying this pistol with ivory grips & gold plates with their inscriptions, factory engraved & shipped to “GOVERNOR JOHN H. TRUMBULL” on June 26, 1925, factory order 10134 in a shipment of one gun. Also accompanied by a short history of the 2nd Company Governor’s Foot Guard. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching, probably unfired. Retains virtually all of its brilliant orig factory charcoal/blue finish with very slight wear on bbl & hammer face. Grips are very beautiful & maintain a fine mellow ivory patina. Magazine may have been loaded but retains virtually all of its orig factory finish. Case has a ding in lid with a few nicks & scratches & has one slightly loose hinge with some fabric loss over that area. Interior is moderately faded in bottom with some light soiling. A truly beautiful set & absolutely one of a kind. 4-56702 JR303 (25,000-40,000)

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1642

*SPECTACULAR CASED PAIR OF ALVIN WHITE ENGRAVED & GOLD INLAID COLT COMBAT COMMANDER SEMI-AUTO PISTOLS. Cal. 45 ACP. SN 70BS88329 (#1) & 70BS88330 (#2). This fabulous consecutive numbered pair of pistols was made for Timoor Daghistani, a Colonel in Jordanian Army Tank Corps & brother-in-law of His Majesty, King Hussein of Jordan. These pistols were sent “in the white” to renowned historian & author, R.L. Wilson with the request that they be embellished by Alvin White for then Major Daghistani. Maj. Daghistani sent pictures of two tanks that he wished to have commemorated on his pistols, one being the M60A1 Abrams on #1 and the other, the venerable M48, on #2. These pistols were then embellished nearly identically with Mr. White’s readily identifiable style of extensive coverage foliate arabesque patterns with a flower blossom at back of each ejection port and another flower blossom on left side of the slide of #1. Both tanks are on left side of their respective slides in deep relief gold in fantastic detail. Towards rear of slide, on same side, are Col. Daghistani initials in flush gold script, “TDG”. Right side of slides have “COLT’S COMBAT COMMANDER MODEL” in flush gold and the serial number on frames are also in flush gold. They have identical checkered ivory grips with the Rampant Colt in deep relief in center on each side. Inside grips are engraved with artist’s initials “A.A.W.” and bottom right side of frames, under grips, has artist’s signature, “A.A. White”. This fantastic set of pistols is accompanied by its orig gray, buffalo hide, leather case with removable lid and orange/gold velvet lining, French fitted for the two pistols. Lid of case is very nicely decorated with rich border patterns & center inscription “COLT COMBAT COMMANDER AUTOMATIC PISTOLS / GOLD INLAID AND ENGRAVED / BY A.A. WHITE / FOR / TIMOOR DAGHISTANI / SERIAL NOS. 70BS88329 & 70BS88330 / 1981”. This fantastic case was made by Arno Werner, chief book binder for Harvard University’s Houghton Library which houses one of the leading rare book collections in the world. Also accompanied by a letter from R.L. Wilson detailing the above information. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine. Pistols appear to be unfired, retaining virtually all of their fine Custom Shop finish. Grips are equally fine with some minor orange staining on right side of #2. Box has a small nick on one edge of lid with some very minor soil, otherwise is extremely fine. 4-60216 JR675 (15,000-25,000)

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*SINGER MODEL 1911 A1. Cal. 45ACP. SN S800347. This example of the ultra rare Singer mod. 1911 A1 WWII 45 auto has been expertly restored, but none the less is a Singer. It is correct in all aspects with the exception of having been refinished (finish is as close as you could hope to get to original) and has replacement bbl being a high standard. CONDITION: Complete gun has been expertly restored to new with all edges being sharp with very minimum wear around the very edge of the muzzle and just a slight bit at the tail end of the grip safety from being handled. The Keyes grips show excellent to match the rest of the gun. The SN and roll-by assembly on the right side of the gun is orig although high spots of metal disbursement were slightly polished during restoration, but all writing is vivid and 100% original. On the left hand side, the “JKC” inspection stamp has been redone, but under a microscope you can see that there was an orig “JKC” underneath it. The bbl is a replacement high standard and I assume was replaced during restoration as there are virtually no Singer bbls available for a restoration. It is my opinion that this is a fine orig gun except where noted above and would be a fine addition to any collection considering there were only 500 made and 25-40 still in existence. 4-58346 BK82 (10,000-20,000)

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*NORTH AMERICAN ARMS MODEL 1911 A1. Cal. 45ACP. SN 58. This pistol is a restored example of the ultra rare North American Arms 1911 model 45 auto. There were only some 100 made, so even a restored version is still a prized possession. It is stamped “58” on the frame under the grip and on the slide (which is normally the correct position for a standard 1911 but is correct for North American Arms model 1911). The magazine appears to be a period Colt replacement. CONDITION: Pistol is 90% overall as restored. It has a strong bore, with some slight pitting in the grooves and there are no markings whatsoever on the bbl. The hammer shows no lacerations or checkering at all. The safety appears to be similar to if not a checkered WWI colt and the slide stop is a later replacement for it is grooved. All in all, this is a nice example of a pretty well non-existent gun. 4-58348 (5,000-12,000)

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*COLT ALL BLUE MODEL 1911A1 SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. Cal. 45 ACP. SN 729662. Beautiful transition 1911A1 with 5” bbl marked on lower left side “COLT 45 AUTO” with a “P” on left side of lug. Frame has “R.S.” inspector mark in a rectangle on left side along with a “P” below magazine release button. Slide is numbered to frame underneath firing pin retainer. It has full checkered wood grips & is accompanied by an all blue “R” code magazine. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all original. Slide retains about 98% strong bright orig factory blue with only sharp edge wear. Frame retains virtually all of its bright orig factory blue with two faint thin spots on front strap. Grips show very light wear with one or two chipped diamonds. Bbl retains about 90% orig blue with a strong frosty bore. Magazine is extremely fine with a few light scrapes. Mechanics are crisp. This is a rare, all original, very little used Colt. 4-60654 (4,000-6,000)

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1646

*COLT ALL BLUE MODEL 1911A1 SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. Cal. 45 ACP. SN 733786. Scarce transition all blue 1911A1 with 5” bbl & fixed sights. It has full checkered, brown plastic grips with donuts & non-reinforced insides. Accompanied by a “G” code all blue magazine. Bbl is proper military with a “P” proof on left side of lug & no other marks. Left side of frame has “R.S.” inspector stamp in a rectangle with a “P” below magazine release button. The rear sight is a parkerized replacement and there is a “P” on top of slide. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Slide, which is unnumbered, retains 95-96% strong, bright, orig blue with muzzle & sharp edge wear and some chemical spotting near left front. Frame retains about 80% bright orig blue with a gray front strap that has a few spots of light pitting. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. Magazine retains about 75% thin orig blue. 4-60655 (3,250-5,250)

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1647

*EARLY COLT MODEL 1911 SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. Cal. 45 ACP. SN 35375. Fine early 1911 built in 1913 with last patent date on slide “1911”. It has narrow front sight & rounded rear sight, correct for this early model, with large diamond checkered walnut grips. Left side of slide has Rampant Colt at rear edge & right side has usual “U.S. ARMY” markings. It has the Walter G. Penfield inspector mark on left side just above magazine release. It has an original 2-tone lanyard loop magazine. Bbl has orig parallel “H” proof & perpendicular “P” proof on bbl skirt. CONDITION: Very fine, all original. Slide retains about 95% glossy orig charcoal blue with some slight thinning around ejection port & a few light scratches on top. Frame retains about 90% glossy orig blue, thin on front strap & spring housing, strong & bright elsewhere. Grips show very light wear with one or two chipped diamonds. Bbl retains about 75% orig blue with bright shiny bore. Magazine retains about 85% of orig blue with dull white section. Mechanics are crisp. A hard to find pistol in hard to find condition. 4-60656 (4,250-7,250)

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1648

*COLT 1911. Cal. 45. SN 42130. This late 1913 US Navy gun appears to be in orig condition with the bbl being replaced. Pistol comes with its orig bbl, which is post WWI & pre WWII, Springfield bbl with a good exterior but frosted bore. Grips, slide, magazine, all small parts, trigger assembly, slide stop, etc are all orig to the gun. CONDITION: Pistol retains approx. 40-50% of the orig blue with some touchup. There are numerous nicks and scratches throughout, but all in all for a Navy gun, this is in pretty good shape. The bbl on the gun, although “PH” marked, is a modern reproduction & the spare is the orig. Magazine is correct with lanyard loop and this would be a nice addition to any collection that is lacking a 1913 Navy. 4-58175 (3,250-4,250)

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1649

*SCARCE REMINGTON UMC MODEL 1911 MILITARY PISTOL. Cal. 45 ACP. SN 888. Usual configuration with 5” bbl, orig fixed sights & large diamond checkered walnut grips. It has “E.E.C.” inspector initials & eagle head / “E1” marking on left side of frame. Left front side of frame has “UNITED STATES PROPERTY” & it has large size serial numbers. Left side slide has REMINGTON / UMC” logo in a circle along with patent dates & company information. Right side of slide is marked “MODEL OF 1911 / U.S. ARMY CALIBER 45”. Accompanied by a military 2-tone magazine. Bbl is a WWII replacement High Standard with “HS” on right side of lug and a “P” on left side. CONDITION: Very fine, as restored. Retains virtually all of a fine professionally restored finish to near orig colors. Some of lettering is slightly thinned. Grips show moderate to heavy wear with a few chipped diamonds. Mechanics are fine, strong bore, dark in grooves. 4-59120 JR300 (2,000-3,000)

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1650

*COLT 1911, 1913 MANUFACTURED PISTOL. Cal. 45. SN 16769. This 1913 US Army gun is in good overall orig condition. Gun retains all of its orig parts, including the “H” marked bbl, proper safety, spring plungers, slide stop, magazine, etc for its SN range and production date. CONDITION: Frame retains approx. 30% of the orig finish (but is still very pleasing), with the primary wear being on the front and rear grip straps and also some fading on the left side of the frame where the “US PROPERTY” is. Remaining blue shows very good. Slide retains approx. 30-40% of the orig blue, more prominent on the front half than on the rear, showing just good honest wear with just a few nicks and scratches. “1911” patent date, rounded rear sight and circle around the horse add to the pleasing nature of this part of this pistol. Pistol is equipped with an orig keyhole magazine that shows excellent(+). 4-58174 (2,750-3,250)

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*MARTIALLY MARKED COLT MODEL 1903 SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. Cal. 32 ACP. SN 558491. Rare general officer’s pistol in blue finish, as most of them were parkerized. It has usual 4″ bbl with fixed sights and full checkered, silver medallion walnut grips and a full blue orig magazine. Right side of frame above trigger guard is marked “U.S. PROPERTY”. CONDITION: Extremely fine, as new, probably unfired. Retains virtually all of its orig factory finish with a few freckles of light rust on right side of frame & slide with another small spot on front strap. Mechanics & grips are crisp with brilliant shiny bore. 4-58772 JR9 (2,000-3,000)

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1652

*REMINGTON RAND 1911 A1. Cal. 45. SN 1815918. Pistol appears new in box. CONDITION: This 1944 dated pistol presents as new with 98-99% of the orig Parkerizing with 1 small bright spot below the slide stop from disassembly and 1 very small wear spot on the slide extending approx. 1” in front of the frame from cocking. Cross cannons are still very plainly in the white as to deem this gun has not been refinished. Bbl is a blued high standard showing just a little bit of wear on the top and a few signs of perhaps just being test fired. Other than that the gun presents new. It comes in a Kraft box listing the Remington Rand with the SN on the end in pencil, wrapped in wax grease paper with a spare magazine. 4-58345 BK84 (1,500-2,200)

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1653

*COLT 1911A1 MILITARY PISTOL. Cal. 45 ACP. SN 841793. Early 1943 production with parkerized finish & full checkered plastic grips with large donuts & reinforcing web inside. Slide is numbered “846539” under firing pin retainer & it has the “WB” inspector stamp on left side with a “P” below magazine release button. With one “G” code all blue magazine. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains 95-96% or more orig gray/green parkerized finish with muzzle & sharp edge wear on slide with slight edge wear at front end of frame. The 2-tone line on slide is very distinct. Grips are fine, showing light wear. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-59019 JR298 (1,250-1,750)

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1654

*COLT GOVERNMENT MODEL COMMERCIAL 1911 SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. Cal. 45 ACP. SN C99698. Made in 1918, during WWI, when few commercial pistols were being made and most of them went to military officers. It has blue finish with 5” bbl, fixed sights & small diamond checkered walnut grips. Slide has usual markings on left side with Rampant Colt without circle at back edge & usual commercial markings on right side. It has “GOVERNMENT MODEL” on right side of frame above serial number. It has one 2-tone magazine with unmarked base plate. Accompanied by its orig hinged lid, dark maroon, cardboard box with owner’s instruction sheet & a 1985 Hawaii registration form. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching, as new, may be unfired. Retains about 98-99% orig bright strong charcoal/blue with a few very minor scratches on right side of slide, probably from sliding around in box. Front strap has two or three more very minor scratches. Grips show extremely minor wear with no chipped diamonds. Bolt face retains virtually all of its orig blue & bbl about 97% orig blue. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Magazine is extremely fine, box is battered & tattered with taped corners & a few missing pieces. 4-59498 (6,000-8,000)

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1655

*COLT ACE PISTOL. Cal. 45. SN 5102. This is a beautiful US Coast Guard Colt Ace that has been expertly restored. Gun shows to be 99%+, has factory letter showing it went to the commanding officer of the US Coast Guard Depot, Curtis Bay, Maryland on June 20th, 1934 with 200 guns in shipment. CONDITION: Metal of this pistol retains 99% finish and is orig to this gun. Bbl assembly is perfect inside and out with the proper fiber spacers on the follower spring. Magazine shows new and is proper 2 tone Colt Ace magazine. Grips just have the slightest high point edge wear on them, but are also in excellent condition. Although restored this is a very nice example of a very rare secondary military arm. 4-58347 BK88 (3,500-6,500)

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1656

*RARE PRE-WAR COLT GOVERNMENT MODEL SUPER 38 SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. Cal. 38 Super. SN 18376. Produced in 1935, this pre-war government model has 5” bbl, all blue finish with full checkered walnut grips, fixed sights & one orig 2-tone magazine with usual markings on base plate. Slide is matching numbered under firing pin retainer. CONDITION: Appears to be & unfired. Pristine new, all matching, retaining about 99% brilliant orig charcoal blue with only faint sharp edge wear on muzzle & a small spot of discoloration on each side of slide. Grips are crisp & sharp with a few mashed diamonds on left side. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-59497 (7,500-12,500)

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1657

*COLT PRE-WAR ACE SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. Cal. 22 LR. SN 4843. Second year production Ace (1932) with blue finish, 4-3/4” bbl, half moon thick front sight with orig adjustable rear sight. It has full checkered walnut grips with two orig 2-tone magazines, one in its original wrapper. It has usual markings on left side of slide with Colt “ACE” in a diamond on right side of slide. Accompanied by a copy of an article from June 1978 American Rifleman magazine about the Ace pistol. Also accompanied by a red felt lined wood box. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine, all original. Slide retains about 97-98% strong bright orig charcoal blue with some slight thinning at muzzle edge. Frame retains 95-97% bright orig charcoal blue with some slight thinning & patina on front strap with balance brilliant blue. Grips show light wear with a few chipped diamonds. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. One magazine shows very slight wear, retaining about all of its brilliant factory finish. The other magazine shows some slight scrapes on sides. Box is fine. 4-59496 (5,000-10,000)

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1658

*PRE-WAR COLT ACE 1ST YEAR PRODUCTION SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. Cal. 22 LR. SN 2020. Blue finish with 4-3/4” bbl, replacement micro-adjustable rear sight & thick front sight. It has a checkered trigger. Fitted with full checkered, brown plastic grips with small donuts & interior reinforcement. Right side of slide has usual Colt with “ACE” in a diamond marking. It has one solid blue magazine with “SERVICE MODEL ACE” markings on base plate. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine, sights as noted. Slide retains 96-97% glossy orig charcoal blue with slight muzzle edge wear & a few scattered minor scratches. Frame retains about 98% glossy orig. charcoal/blue with slight thinning on front strap. Recoil spring has been shortened & several layers of leather added as spacers to spring guide. Grips show extremely minor wear. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Magazine is extremely fine. 4-59121 JR299 (2,500-3,500)

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1659

*COLT MODEL 1903 HAMMER PISTOL. Cal. 38ACP. SN 40502. This is a fairly early example of a Colt 38 auto sport model (smaller version of the 1902 Sport) is in good overall condition showing use, but no abuse and 100% originality. Mechanics of this pistol, however, could use a good cleaning as due to a lot of dried grease on the interior that causes the slide to bind slightly in the closed position and the magazine catch to not work very well. I truly believe with someWD-40 or some break-free, it would work fine, mechanically. Bore shows fairly dark and well-used as most of these were. Pistol comes with a pebble brown finish box that has believed to have been of the later 40’s, early 50’s era, with the only intact part of the label being where it said “COLT”. CONDITION: Frame retains approx. 85% of the orig bright blue with the primary wear being on the front and rear straps and just a little on the front edges from disassembly. Slide shows approx. 40% of the orig finish, with the front 1/2 or better showing plum on the sides presumably from being holstered or carried. Rear portion of the slide and most of the top show excellent blue. Hammer still exhibits strong, but mellowing, case colors. Magazine is in excellent condition with some dried grease on it. Box is in rather tattered condition, but complete with the exception of the front lip. 4-58983 BK91 (700-900)

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1660

*RARE INSCRIBED COLT PRE-WOODSMAN SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. Cal. 22 LR. SN 5918. Gold & nickel finish with 6-5/8” tapered pencil bbl, adjustable front & rear sights with smooth, mother-of-pearl grips and an all nickel orig magazine with brass follower. Bbl & frame are nickel finish & slide is gold washed. Left side of slide, below standard markings, is engraved “YACHT UNITED STATES”. The yacht was considered the “largest, finest and costliest” yacht by Rudder magazine in 1917. Owned by Col. Edward Howland Robinson Green, son of Hetty Green – reputedly the richest woman in the world (Witch of WallStreet). This 256’ yacht contained a private collection of 6 rifles and 4 guns, 9 of which were acquired by the late EldonOwens of New Hampshire who gifted them through his estate to the National Firearms Museum and are now displayed in the Brevetto Gallery which recreates the American Library of Theodore Roosevelt at Saganaw Hill. This is the lost pistol to complete the grouping. Grouping consisted of a pair of .30-.30 Winchester Model 1894 takedown rifles, a .30 Govt. Winchester 1895 takedown rifle, 3 Winchester Model 1890 .22 rifles and the 4 Colt semi-automatic pistols (of which this is the fourth). CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl & frame retain most of their orig bright nickel with light rust showing around edges of grips. Slide retains 60-70% loose gold wash. Left grip has a large chip by safety; otherwise grips are fine with lots of fire & color. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-60255 JR674 (3,500-5,000)

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1661

*COLT WOODSMAN SPORT MODEL Cal. 22. SN 142767. This 4-1/2” sport Woodsman is in new in the box condition. As far as I can tell, it shows no signs of ever being fired, cocked or handled. The mechanics are perfect and the finish is as new. Has no scuffs, scratches, dings mars or corrosion of any kind on it. Pistol comes in its orig maroon box with the instructions, the test target, the screwdriver and the cleaning brush. Box is in very good condition with 1 tear on the front lip of the cover, almost in the middle. Other than that, a couple of minor nicks on the corners. The end label is in tact as well as the extra sticker that says 4 1/2” bbl fixed sight. This Woodsman would be nearly impossible to upgrade other than to find one in a perfect box. Wm. Hancock Collection 4-58577 BK87 (1,500-3,000)

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1662

*COLT MODEL 1903, HAMMERLESS, 32 AUTO PISTOL. Cal. 32. SN 138182. This fairly early, high polished, 32 auto still retains the fire blued trigger, safety and magazine catch and the orig hard rubber grips. Pistol is overall very pleasing to look at with its deep rich blue finish and is mechanically sound. Bore is in fine condition, bright with strong rifling, and no corrosion pleasant and externally shows approx. 80% orig finish. CONDITION: Frame assembly shows better than 92% orig finish with the fire blue trigger safety and main spring housing showing very prominently. Grip safety shows approx. 70& of the finish, with some rather coarse surface rust starting to develop, some of which may clean. Front strap also has some lighter surface rust. Slide assembly is in very good condition showing moderate wear on the high edges with approx 90% orig finish remaining. There is however 1 small rust spot, approx. 1/8” in diameter and approx 3/4” behind the sight blade. Overall the rich deep blue of the pistol shows very well. Pistol is equipped with a later replacement magazine that does not say “Colt” on the bottom and is not 2-tone, but fits properly. 4-58990 BK90 (400-800)

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1663

*INGLIS MARK I HIGH POWER SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. Cal. 9 mm. SN 3CH7087. Usual configuration with 4-5/8″ bbl, black phosphate finish with Canadian military proof marks. It has usual slide markings with proofs by serial number, on frame & slide. It has a 500 yard rear sight, is slotted in backstrap for a shoulder stock, has a lanyard loop at left heel & is fitted with checkered black composite grips. Accompanied by one orig parkerized magazine & five spare, stainless 13-rd magazines. Also accompanied by an orig walnut stock/holster with canvas frog. Left side of stock is marked “S.A.LTD / 1945”. CONDITION: Pistol is fine to very fine. Retains about 90% orig parkerized finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. Stock/holster appears new & unissued, as does the frog. Spare magazines do not appear to have been used. 4-58932 JR282 (1,250-1,750)

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1664

*LIBERATOR BY GUIDE LAMP DIV. GM. Cal. 45. NSN. This is a near new example of the Liberator pistol that we dropped behind enemy lines during WWII. It is a single shot smooth bore, that was made basically for the French resistance and other anti-Axis activities. This gun comes with a copy of the instruction sheet. CONDITION: This liberator is as new as I’ve seen. It is 100% correct, shows no discoloration, no oxidation, no rust, no pits, and no signs of cleaning or polishing. If it was in box, I’d describe it as new in box. 4-58344 BK86 (1,250-2,400)

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1665

*MAUSER HSC WWII SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. Cal. 7.65 mm (32 ACP). SN 816092. Blue finish with 3-1/4” bbl, fixed sights & beautiful carved ivory grips. Left grip, at top, has the Nazi Army eagle & at bottom the SS death’s head. Right grip at top has a mirror image Nazi eagle & bottom has the SS Runes with oak leaves in a circle. Left side of trigger guard on rear web has the Waffenampt “135” & right side has the Eagle “N” proof. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains 95-96% strong orig blue with muzzle edge wear & thin back strap turning blue/gray. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-58413 JR290 (500-1,000)

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1666

*BYF42 LUGER PISTOL. Cal. 9mm. SN 1565. This is a super clean BYF42 Luger. The metal is entirely matching, with the exception of the magazine, and the bore is in outstanding, near new condition. Blue on this gun I rate at better than 90%, with just some light, high edge wear primarily on the side plate and left side of the muzzle. Grip straps are thinning slightly. Grips are in fine condition, although I believe that the left one may be a replacement, as it doesn’t fit quite right. Magazine is in excellent condition just with a different number. All in all this is one of the finer BYF Lugers that I’ve encountered as they are not nearly as common as the Walthers. 4-59009 BK93 (1,500-2,500)

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1667

*S42 LUGER 1936 PISTOL. Cal. 9mm. SN 3859. Pistol all matching except magazine. This is a pretty good example of a 1936 manufactured S42 Luger with a little bit of transition still in it as it has a blued trigger, but retains a straw on the ejector. CONDITION: Overall in good condition as retains 90% orig blue with the primary wear being on the high point edges and grip straps. There is also a fair amount of flaking on the trigger. Pistol is equipped with a proper magazine, but different SN, that has had a screw inserted into the magazine button. Bore though slightly dark, is in very good condition, exhibiting no major pitting or corrosion. Mechanics are fine except for a small amount of dried grease in it and could use some oil. 4-59018 BK92 (1,500-2,500)

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1668

*1920 COMMERCIAL DWM LUGER. Cal. 30 Luger. SN 8029i. Blue finish with 3-3/4” tapered rnd bbl, fixed sights & full checkered walnut grips with one correct, unmarked, wood base magazine. Right side of receiver is marked “GERMANY”. CONDITION: Fine to very fine, all matching except grips, bolt & toggle link which are unnumbered. Overall retains most of its orig factory blue with slight muzzle & sharp edge wear. Retains about 60% straw colors. Mechanics are fine, bright bore, pitted in grooves. Magazine shows surface staining. Grips are very fine. 4-58992 JR288 (500-1,000)

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1669

*1917 DWM LUGER. Cal. 9 mm. SN 4760c. Blue finish with 4” tapered rnd bbl, “1917” chamber date, full checkered walnut grips & a matching numbered blue body wood base magazine. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching including magazine & grips which have last two digits of serial number. Overall retains 93-95% strong orig blue with muzzle, sharp edge & high point wear. Grips show moderate diamond point wear with a few chipped diamonds. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-58986 JR289 (500-1,000)

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1670

*ENGRAVED DWM COMMERCIAL LUGER. Cal. 30 Luger. SN 9101. Coin finished with 4-3/4” tapered rnd bbl, barleycorn front sight & fixed rear sight. It has the early flat top bolt with dished toggles & grip safety. It has modern replacement full checkered walnut grips & is accompanied by one orig magazine with replacement wood base. Receiver, frame & sideplate are all nicely engraved in oak leaf & acorn patterns with patterns extending over trigger guard & bottom ends of front & back straps. There are two gold bands at muzzle. Also accompanied by a modern red velvet lined wood case compartmented for pistol, magazine, takedown tool & brass cleaning rod. CONDITION: Fine, all matching except firing pin, which is unnumbered & toggle link which is numbered “67”. Retains virtually all of its custom coin finish with a spot of corrosion on left toggle & another on tip of ejector. Grips retain all of their custom finish with a chip by the safety. Firing pin has a broken tip & retractor knob. Case is fine. Worn, pitted bore. 4-58165 (2,000-3,000)

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1671

*WALTHER ac43 P38 MILITARY PISTOL. Cal. 9 mm. SN 1842n. Blue finish with 4-7/8” bbl & brown composition grips. Left side of slide has “Waffenampt 359” on right side of slide & left side of frame & on left side of bbl rail. Accompanied by an “E.K. SE. 1941” black leather holster with “Waffenampt 101” on back. Inside flap is marked “ROHRER / 13192325”. Back edge of rear sight is painted yellow. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching. Overall retains 93-95% strong orig factory blue with slight muzzle & sharp edge wear. Grips are fine, magazine shows moderate wear. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. Holster shows moderate to heavy wear, has never been polished. 4-59020 JR287 (600-1,000)

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1672

*MAUSER MODEL 1896 SMALL RING BROOMHANDLE SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. Cal. 30 Mauser. SN 344260. Blue finish with 5-1/2″ tapered rnd bbl, barleycorn front sight & 1,000 meter rear sight with fine serrated wood grip panels & a lanyard ring in butt. Accompanied by an orig walnut stock/holster without serial number on iron. CONDITION: Fine, all matching except magazine floorplate. Overall retains about 80% orig blue with holster wear on bbl & scattered rust on slide & magazine box. Grips show moderate to heavy wear. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with light pitting. The stock/holster is fair, showing heavy, hard use with two large cracks down front edge & another on back edge. Lid has a repaired crack across the end. Wm. Hancock Collection 4-58624 JR283 (1,250-1,750)

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1673

*MAUSER RED-9 BROOMHANDLE PISTOL. Cal. 9 mm. SN 39001. Blue finish with 5-1/2” tapered rnd bbl, barleycorn front sight & 500 meter rear sight. It has fine serrated wood grips with a large “9” branded on each side & a lanyard stud in butt. Accompanied by a modern reproduction stock/holster with skeleton leather carrier & cleaning rod. CONDITION: Fine, all matching. Overall retains about 90% dull orig blue with holster wear on bbl & high point & sharp edge wear elsewhere. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. Stock is new & unused. 4-58414 JR291 (1,000-1,500)

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1674

BAVARIAN SINGLE SHOT CAVALRY PISTOL. Cal. about 45. SN 16. Blue finish, built on a Martini style action with 8″ oct to rnd bbl with applied ramp front sight with barleycorn blade and fixed rear sight. It has a heavy milled frame with large trigger guard which contains trigger & bolt release. Fitted with 2-pc walnut grips & an oval integral grip cap with lanyard stud & ring. Right rear side of frame marked “2.A.E.2.98”. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains a dark heavy blue finish with minor scratches & dings. Breech block & upper receiver are finished bright. Grips are fine with minor nicks & scratches. Good mechanics, bright shiny bore. Wm. Hancock Collection 4-58622 JR42 (1,500-2,500)

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1675

NAGANT DOUBLE BARREL ROLLING BLOCK PISTOL. SN 1208. Cal. 9 mm CF. 5-1/2” rnd ribbed bbls. Marked “BREVET / NAGANT” and “EM & L NAGANT / LIÉGE” in a circle on the right side of the frame. There are also rampant lion, ELG and star over k proof marks. The two hammers are operated by a single trigger with a mechanism which switches from right to left bbls. The walnut grips have heavy checkering. CONDITION: 30% blue on the frame traces elsewhere. All with scattered light pitting and spots of surface rust. Grips have minor dents and bruises. Bores are light pitted. Mechanically good. Wm. Hancock Collection 4-58623 (2,000-3,000)

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1676

*COONAN STAINLESS STEEL SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. Cal. 357 Mag. SN C2084. All stainless compact size 1911 type pistol with 3-3/4” bbl, smooth walnut grips with stippled front & back straps. It has extended beavertail type grip safety with extended slide lock & thumb safety and has MMC low profile rear sight with Millet front sight. Accompanied by three magazines, a set of Allen wrenches & tools, a Coonan jacket patch & Fiberglas carrying case. CONDITION: As new, may have been fired, but if so very little. 4-58381 JR292 (1,000-1,500)

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AMON GILES CARTER SR. COLLECTION OF US WWII HIGH RANKING GENERAL AND ADMIRAL’S HATS. Amon Giles Carter, Sr. was born in 1879 of humble means in a one-room log cabin in Crafton, Texas. By 1923 he had risen to president and publisher of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, and five years later he was the director and part owner of the Aviation Corporation, later to be a major part of American Airlines. He was highly influential in the development of the discovery of oil in North Texas and persuaded many oilmen to move to his home city of Fort Worth. By 1935 his first successful oil well was drilled in New Mexico. Carter was an avid collector of Western art, among other things, and in 1961 the Amon Carter Museum was opened in Fort Worth. One of his most unusual collections, officer’s hats of prominent generals and admirals of World War II, is now offered by James D. Julia Auction Company. This collection grew to 24 examples from Carter’s habit of exchanging fine quality Stetson hats for the uniform caps of the various commanders, his friends and visitors to his famous “Shady Oaks” ranch and estate near Fort Worth. 1) EISENHOWER, DWIGHT D., FIVE-STAR GENERAL, U.S. ARMY. Olive-drab visor cap labeled “Extra quality Ayres & Smith, London. On label in ink “Eisenhower Gen of A”. Included is a piece of personal notepaper bearing five stars and the initials DDE with the inscription “14 Dec 1945. Here’s my Hat! And proud I am that you will put it with the pile in your Club. Ike Eisenhower.” CONDITION: Slightly crumpled, but generally fine. 2) KENNEY, GEORGE C., GENERAL, U.S. AIR FORCE. Summer-weight gabardine 50-mission-style crush visor cap by Brooks Bros., New York. Initialed “G.C.K.” on sweatband. Signed “Gen. George C. Kenney U.S. Air Force” on the underside of the visor. Kenney commanded the 4th Air Force, the 5th Air Force, and the 5th and 13th Air Forces called the Far East Air Force, or FEAF. CONDITION: Cap is crumpled and stained in places caused by the bleeding of the sweat lining. 3) RICHARDSON, ROBERT E., GENERAL, U.S. ARMY. Summer-weight khaki covered visor cap “Fly-weighter by Lewis”, English manufacture. CONDITION: Excellent, like new. 4) NIMITZ, CHESTER W., FLEET ADMIRAL, U.S. NAVY. Fine quality cap of silk-like material, sterling silver and gold wash insignia with bullion oak leaves and acorns over felt-covered brim. Cap is a “Bancroft Zypher Navy” from the Haas Tailoring Co., Baltimore, MD. Nimitz’s calling card under the sweatshield is signed “Honolulu-Texas Bound, July 1943. To Amon Carter, Greetings to a fellow Texan. C. W. Nimitz, Fleet Admiral, USN, 7 Dec 46”. Nimitz was the overall commander of the combined U.S. and Allied Forces of the Central Pacific area. CONDITION: In fine condition with minor storage staining. 5) ARNOLD, HENRY H. (HAP), GENERAL OF THE AIR FORCE. Summer-weight khaki visor cap by an unknown manufacturer. Signed on the underside of the visor “H. H. Arnold 1942” and on the inside crown “To Amon Carter from H. H. Arnold 1942”. Arnold, 1886-1950, was the commander of the U.S. Army Air Forces in World War II and the only air commander to hold the five-star rank of “General of the Army”. CONDITION: Leather sweatband is partially detached and the top bears some staining from the protective liner; otherwise in very good condition. 6) HALSEY, WILLIAM FREDERICK “BULL”, FLEET ADMIRAL, U.S. NAVY. Summer-weight tan visor cap by N. S. Meyer, Inc., New York. Embroidered Naval cap device, with acorns and oak leaves on a felt visor. The inscription on the inside of the sweat protector reads “To Amon Carter. Thanks for your hospitality. My hat’s off to you. W. F. Halsey – Admiral, U.S. Navy”. Dated “5-26-44”. Halsey commanded the South Pacific area in 1942. Promoted to Commander and Chief of the Third Fleet and Five-Star Admiral in Dec. 1945. CONDITION: Fine condition indicating moderate wear. 7) HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS PRINCE BERNHARD OF THE NETHERLANDS. British-style General’s visor cap, red band and cloth covered visor. Embroidered Netherlands royal lion with legend below “Nederland”. Cap was made by “Walter Barnard & Son, 97 Jermeyn St., St. James’s, London”. A slip of wrapping paper containing a return address states “From H.R.H. The Prince of the Netherlands, c/o Netherlands Embassy, Washington, DC”. The Prince, a staunch anti-Nazi, was a pilot with the RAF from 1942 – 1944. In 1944 he became commander of the Dutch armed forces. CONDITION: Some damage to the left front of the brim either by abrasion or mothing; otherwise in good condition. 8) BROWN, R. GORDON, GENERAL, ROYAL PARACHUTE REGIMENT. Maroon Parachute Regiment beret marked “Kangol Wear Limited 1944”. A post-war, 19 April 48 note in Brown’s handwriting accompanies the beret stating “To Amon Carter of Fort Worth. This beret from North Africa, Normandy, Arnheim and the Rhine – the only respectable hat I have. Gordon Brown”. CONDITION: Moderate moth damage along the edge of the leather binding. 9) ROYCE, RALPH, MAJOR GENERAL, U.S. ARMY AIR CORPS. Crusher-style tan gabardine visor cap, made in Karachi, India. Originally ordered by General Pat Hurley and then given to General Royce in Cairo, Egypt. Royce claims it was his “favorite hat” as indicated in a note pinned to the inside of the hat. The front eagle ornament is woven with gold thread into the cloth. General Royce commanded the 1st Aero Squadron in World War I, all U.S. forces in the Middle East, was Deputy Commander 9th Air Force and Senior Air Officer afloat during the Normandy Invasion. CONDITION: Quite good with one moth nip and some wrinkling from storage. 10) YOUNT, BARTON KYLE, SR., LT. GENERAL, U.S. ARMY AIR CORPS. Summer-weight gabardine 50-mission-style visor cap by Superior Uniform Cap Co., Chicago, Illinois. Signed inside the visor “To Mr. Amon Carter. Good Luck. Barton K. Young, 8 May ’46.” General Yount, commander of various Air Corps training centers, became Commanding General, Army Air Forces Training Command in July 1943. CONDITION: In very good condition with a small moth nip on the right front and slight rumpling from storage. 11) EAKER, IRA CLARENCE, LT. GENERAL, U.S. ARMY AIR CORPS. Olive-drab visor cap made by Bancroft Uniform Headwear, Inc. of imported English fur felt. Titled on the headband “The Wales” and Bancroft pak-cap. Written inside the visor “To Amon Carter with every good and admiration for a great Texan. Ira Eaker, Lt. Gen USA. 10-29-45”. General Eaker commanded the 8th Air Force, commanded the Mediterranean Allied Air Forces, and in 1945, was named deputy commander of the Army Air Forces and Chief of the Air Staff. CONDITION: High-grade cap in fine condition with the exception of one moth hole and minor tracking. 12) SPAATZ, CARL “TOOEY”, MAJOR GENERAL, U.S. ARMY AIR CORPS. Summer-weight tan gabardine visor cap. Unidentified maker. Signed on the underside of the visor “To Amon Carter. Forwarded with reluctance since it is my last really good cap. Tooey Spaatz”. Inside the cap is noted: “This belongs to Tooey Spaatz. If lost, return to Amon Carter”. General Spaatz, as a Captain in World War I, commanded the 31st Aero Squadron. In World War II, he was given command of the U.S. Strategic Air Forces – Europe from before the invasion until final victory. CONDITION: Fine with the exception of a hair oil stain in the center of the crown. 13) VANDENBERG, HOYT SANFORD, GENERAL, U.S. AIR FORCE. U.S. Air Force blue general officer’s visor cap. This cap is decorated with clouds and lightning bolts both on the visor and band. The cap was manufactured by Superior Uniform Cap Company, and bears a silk label “Vandenberg USAF”. Holds a signed ink label “To Amon Carter, staunch supporter of Air Power from his friend, Hoyt S. Vandenberg – Aug. 17, 1953”. In World War II, Vandenberg was first assigned to the United Kingdom and assisted in the organization of the Air Forces in North Africa. He commanded the 9th Air Force, and was made assistant chief of air staff. In 1945 he was made Director of the CIA. Back to the Air Force in 1947, Vandenberg became Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force in April 1948. CONDITION: Excellent in all respects. 14) DOOLITTLE, JAMES HAROLD “JIMMY”, LIEUTENANT GENERAL, U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE. Olive-drab overseas cap with general officer’s gold piping and three embroidered rank stars of Lt. General. The high quality cap was made by Woodrow, Piccadilly, London. Doolittle is well-known for his air racing and his raid with 16 B25 bombers on Japan. He commanded the 12th Air Force, the 15th Air Force, and the 8th Air Force in March 1944. CONDITION: Excellent. 15) ANDREWS, ADOLPHUS, VICE ADMIRAL, U.S. NAVY. A WHITE SUMMER LINER NAVAL VISOR CAP WITH AN EMBROIDERED BADGE AND COPIOUS “SCRAMBLED EGGS” ON THE VISOR. Made by the H. V. Allien Company of New York. A card attached to the inside of the cap indicates “Vice Admiral Adolphus Andrews, U.S. Navy, Commanding Scouting Force, United States Fleet”. CONDITION: Shows use and some storage and wear stains. 16) CLEMENT, WILLIAM TARDY, MAJOR GENERAL, U.S. MARINE CORPS. Summer-weight khaki visor cap with the Marine officer’s quatrafoil design on the cover. Made by Kuenzel Bros, Philadelphia, Pa. The insignia is a fine example of the Eagle, Globe and Anchor design. The inscription states: “To Amon G. Carter with regards of Wm T Clement, Major General of Marines”. Clement was evacuated from Bataan on board the U.S. submarine Snapper in April 1942. He served as assistant division commander at Okinawa and commanding general of the 3rd Marine Brigade. CONDITION: Very fine. 17) HARMON, HUBERT REILLY, LT. GENERAL, U.S. AIR FORCE. Blue U.S. Air Force visor cap made by Christenson, New York. The felt-covered visor is decorated with lightning bolts and clouds. General Harmon’s calling card is attached with the typed message “To Amon Carter in appreciation of much kindness and many courtesies. My first Air Force (rather than U.S. Army Air Force) cap and one of the first made”. General Harmon commanded the 6th Air Force and was promoted to Lt. Gen. on February 19, 1943. In November 1943 he was appointed deputy commander Air Forces South Pacific, then in June 1944, commander Caribbean Air Command. CONDITION: Good, lightly worn condition. 18) STARK, HAROLD RAYNSFORD, ADMIRAL, U.S. NAVY. Navy blue winter service visor cap. High quality cap device with a silver eagle and gold wash anchors, fine embroidered oak leaves and acorns in gold wire on the visor. Manufactured by H. V. Allien & Co., New York. Sweatshield contains Stark’s calling card naming him “Commander, United Stated Naval Forces in Europe”. Stark served as Chief of Naval Operations with the rank of admiral in 1939 and in April he went to England as Commander U.S. Naval Forces Europe. He was commander of the 12th Fleet and supervised the U.S.N. participation in the Normandy landings. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine. 19) HARTLE, RUSSELL. P. (SCRAPPY), MAJOR GENERAL. An overseas cap in olive-drab. General’s gold braid and major general’s rank stars are attached to the cap. It is not maker-marked, but it is named “Gen. Hartle L.R.T.C.” on the silk lining. On the leather sweatband is written “To Amon Carter, a remnant of our United Kingdom Campaign together. R. P. (Scrappy) Hartle”. Commander of the 34th Infantry Division, and a commander of all Army forces in Northern Ireland and responsible for the creation of the U. S. Army Ranger Battalion. CONDITION: Worn with a few snags in the material. 20) WAINWRIGHT, JONATHAN MAYHEW, IV, GENERAL, U.S. ARMY. Most unusual visor cap of soft felt with large gold embroidered eagle as well as oak leaves and acorns on the headband and felt-covered visor. The cap was manufactured by Luxemberg Military and Civilian Tailors, New York. The underside of the visor is printed “To Amon G. Carter, Sincerely, J. M. Wainwright, General U.S.A., 1945”. Additionally, “Wainwright” is written in ink on the tailor’s label. Wainwright was the senior field commander under MacArthur, and was pushed back by the Japanese to the Bataan Peninsula, and ultimately to the fortress of Corregidor where he was forced to surrender. In August 1945 he was liberated by the Russians in Manchuria. CONDITION: There are two moth holes and some separating of the felt, but they are not terribly detracting from the dazzling effect of this cap. 21) WILBY, FRANCIS BOWDITCH, MAJOR GENERAL, U.S. ARMY. Light khaki Model 1942 tropical helmet with officer’s style insignia attached to the front. Handwritten under the brim is “To Amon Carter, in memory of many pleasant visits to Fort Worth. F. B. Wilby, 6-17-43”. Also: “Maj. Gen. F. B. Wilby, Supt., U.S.M.A.”. General Wilby served as Superintendent of West Point from 1942-1945. CONDITION: Headband is loose, but otherwise in good condition. 22) SMITH, CYRUS ROWLET (C.R.), MAJOR GENERAL, U.S. AIR FORCE. Olive-drab gabardine overseas cap with gold general’s braid and two silver general’s rank stars. The cap is marked “The Lee Flight, A Berkshire Product”. Marked in ink on the lining “To Amon, CR Smith, Maj Gen USA, 2/24/45”. General Smith was president of American Airlines, elected to that position in 1934. In World War II Smith joined the Army Air Force as a Colonel assisting in the organization of the Air Transport Command. Promoted to Major General, he served as deputy commander of the Air Transport Command at the end of the war. CONDITION: Fine. 23) FELDWAY, HERMAN, MAJOR GENERAL, QUARTERMASTER GENERAL, U.S. ARMY. Overseas cap in olive-drab wool with the gold braid of a general and two embroidered rank stars. The interior of the cap is pinkish silk lining with a label embroidered with the quartermaster insignia and “Custom Tailored Frankfurt Main”. Professionally printed on the sweatband “To: – Amon Carter for his unusual and outstanding cordiality and hospitality”. Then signed by Herman Feldway, The Quartermaster General. CONDITION: Excellent. 24) LUTES, LEROY, LT. GENERAL, U.S. ARMY. Overseas cap of gabardine wool with gold general’s braid and three general’s rank stars. Attached to the cap is a black leather patch embossed in gold letters “To Amon Carter, the most courteous of hosts. From Roy Lutes, Lieut. General U.S.A. This cap flew 17 overseas flights and 360,000 miles”. General Lutes was Director of Operations, Headquarters, Services of Supply and also Acting Chief of Staff, Headquarters Services of Supply. CONDITION: Excellent, but with no maker’s identification. 4-59025 CW24 (38,000-45,000)

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RARE KRAG BOWIE BAYONET. 9” clip point blade. Dated 1900. Conforming scabbard, Model 1898, belt loop. CONDITION: Excellent. No signs of use on the blade or hilt. Scabbard has some flaking and retains about 80% of the blue. Edwards Collection 4-58541 (2,000-3,000)

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1679

KRAG BOWIE BAYONET. 9-1/16” clip point blade dated 1800 on left ricasso and marked “US” on right. In proper metal scabbard with Type 2 metal hanger. CONDITION: Fine with rub marks on blade. Has not been sharpened. Gray patina with light surface rust on hilt. Small chips at rear mounting screw on scales. Scabbard retains about 85% of thinning bright blue finish with scattered surface rust. 4-58844 FS142 (1,000-2,000)

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1680

RARE DAHLGREN BOWIE BAYONET WITH SCABBARD. 12” blade with 4” sharpened false edge on top. Marked “AMES MFG CO / CHICOPEE. / MASS.” on the left ricasso. “U. S N. / D.R. / 1863.” on the right and “DR” in an oval cartouche on top of the pommel. Leather scabbard with brass throat and tip. This bayonet was made for the Whitney Model 1861 Plymouth Rifle used by the navy. CONDITION: Fine. Bright blade having minor pitting. Brass hilt and scabbard fittings have a dark patina. Wood grip has minor dents and bruises. Catch spring is evenly pitted. Leather has minor cracks. Four rivets at the tip are missing. 4-58362 (1,500-2,500)

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1681

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1882 RIFLEMAN’S KNIFE. SN 2469. Marked “U.S. / SPRINGFIELD” on the left side of the brass crossguard with the serial number on the right. Turned oak hilt. The black leather scabbard has a brass covered iron throat and a brass hangar, both of which are marked ‘WATERVLIET. / ARSENAL.”. CONDITION: Fine. Bright blade having widely scattered spots of pitting. Brass has a dark patina with some corrosion on the throat. Hilt has minor chipping from the hangar. Scabbard has scuffing on the edges and some cracking on the rear. 4-58836 FS790 (300-500)

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1682

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1882 RIFLEMAN’S KNIFE. 8-1/4” spear point blade, 2” wide. Marked “SPRINGFIELD / ARMORY” on the left side of the brass crossguard and ‘U.S. / 1892” on the right. The turned wood handle is split down the center. The brass hangar on the black leather scabbard is marked “R.I.A”. The body of the scabbard has “ROCK ISLAND / ARSENAL / W.T. / J.H.K”. CONDITION: Light surface rust on the blade. Very dark patina on the brass fittings with some corrosion on the scabbard fittings. Hilt is cracked length-wise and is missing a large chip at the pommel. Scabbard has much scuffing and little of the black finish remains. Markings on the scabbard are only partially visible. Wm. Hancock Collection 4-58641 (300-500)

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1683

SPRINGFIELD TRAPDOOR SPADE BAYONET WITH 2 SCABBARDS. 10” blade. 3-1/2” wide. Marked “PAT APR. 16TH72” on the socket. The first leather scabbard is the correct scabbard for this bayonet. It has no markings. The second scabbard is for the Model 1869 trowel bayonet. The copper riveted solid belt loop is marked “PAT.DEC.1.1868 / US”. The brass tip has a lemon drop tip. CONDITION: Bayonet is fine with bright blade and 70% blue on the side. Scabbard is badly flaked with one open seam and cracking on the belt loop. 1869 scabbard is fine with minor cracking on the surface. Edwards Collection 4-58542 FS795 (500-750)

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1684

SPRINGFIELD TRAPDOOR SPADE BAYONET WITH SCABBARD. 10” blade. 3-1/2” wide. Marked “PAT APR. 16TH72” on the socket. The leather scabbard has no visible markings. CONDITION: Blade is bright. Blue on the hilt is mixed with light surface rust and pitting. Scabbard is stained. Belt loop is cracked and frayed. Brass tip has a very dark patina. Lock is currently frozen in place. Wm. Hancock Collection 4-58640 FS794 (500-700)

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1685

EXTREMELY RARE SPIW PROTOTYPE BAYONET. Made for a military program experimental “special purpose individual weapon”. The idea of program was to provide individual infantry soldier an all around weapon with select fire capability & grenade launcher. The construction of the unit was such that an ordinary bayonet would either block the sights, the grenade launcher or both. Therefore the experimentation with offset bayonets. This bayonet incorporates the blade & handle from a Type I M4 bayonet with stacked leather handle without spacers and a 6-3/4” blade with 3-1/2” of back grind mounted parallel with a 3-5/8” handguard beneath flash hider ring. It is completely unmarked. Accompanied by an orig M8A1 canvas & fiberglass sheath with metal tip & shoestring thong. See The SPIW The Deadliest Weapon that Never Was, Stevens & Ezell. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine. Does not appear to have ever been mounted & certainly never on a weapon when it was fired. Retains virtually all of its gray/green parkerizing on blade and black oxide finish to custom offset handguard. Leather handle is equally new. 4-56729 JR467 (2,000-3,000)

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1686

EXTREMELY RARE SPIW PROTOTYPE BAYONET. Made for a military program experimental “special purpose individual weapon”. The idea of program was to provide individual infantry soldier an all around weapon with select fire capability & grenade launcher. The construction of the unit was such that an ordinary bayonet would either block the sights, the grenade launcher or both. Therefore the experimentation with offset bayonets. This bayonet incorporates the blade & handle from a Type I M4 bayonet with stacked leather handle without spacers and a full length orig blade with 3-1/2” of back grind mounted with a thicker handguard with offset muzzle ring. Completely unmarked. Accompanied by an orig M8 Fiberglas & canvas sheath. See The SPIW The Deadliest Weapon that Never Was, Stevens & Ezell. CONDITION: Pristine new. Does not appear to have ever been mounted and certainly was never on a rifle in use. Blade retains all of its black oxide finish and handguard all of its gray/green metallic finish. Handle is new with only slight hand oil staining. Sheath has numerous tiny nicks & scratches. 4-56730 JR468 (2,000-3,000)

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1687

RARE PROTOTYPE M7 BAYONET FOR THE EXPERIMENTAL COLT AR15/M16 RIFLE. Made from a Type II M4 bayonet with standard M4 blade and stacked leather handle with fiber spacers and accompanied by a recycled M8 sheath. It has the new handguard with large muzzle ring to accommodate the AR15/M16 flash hider. The handguard flash hider appears to have been die stamped from 1/8” stock. CONDITION: Blade retains most of its orig gray/green parkerizing with a few nicks on the edges. Handle shows moderate wear & soil with spacers and pommel having been painted black. Sheath is repainted OD and shows heavy wear with rust on rivets. 4-56731 JR469 (750-1,250)

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1688

EXTREMELY RARE M7 COLT FIRST MODEL BAYONET FOR THE AR15/M16. Prototype for the eventual production model of the soon to be famous rifle. It has an M4 style blade, 7” long with 4” of back grind marked in one line on right side “COLT’S PT FA MFG. CO. HARTFORD CT. U.S.A.” It has a solid green composite handle with 1/8” thick handguard with large ring to accommodate the AR15/M16 flash hider. It has an M4 style latch but more squared across top. Accompanied by an orig M8 type sheath with Fiberglass body & metal throat painted OD, with M4 style OD canvas belt hanger and thumb strap with wire pistol belt hanger. It has its orig rawhide thong. See figure 424 in The Black Rifle M16 Retrospective, Stevens & Ezell. CONDITION: As new with light rubs on blade. Handle is near perfect and sheath is new. 4-56733 JR470 (1,000-1,500)

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1689

RARE PROTOTYPE M7 COLT ARMALITE BAYONET FOR THE AR15/M16. Prototype for the eventual production model of the soon to be famous rifle. It has an M4 style blade, 6-7/8” long with 3-1/2” of back grind marked on right side in two lines “COLT’S-62082 ARMALITE / HARTFORD, CONN. U.S.A. PATENTS PENDING”. There is the Rampant Colt in a circle in the center and the Armalite name is trademarked. It has a green composite handle with a dimple on right side of spacers. It has an M4 style latch but more squared across top. Handguard is from 1/8” stock with large ring for AR15/M16 flash hider. Accompanied by an M8 style Fiberglas sheath with metal throat painted OD with OD canvas belt loop and thumb strap with wire pistol belt hanger. It has its orig rawhide thong. See figure 424 in The Black Rifle M16 Retrospective, Stevens & Ezell. CONDITION: Near new with some rubs on the sides of blade. Sheath is also near new. 4-56732 JR471 (1,000-1,500)

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1690

RARE INTERARMCO AR10 TOOL BAYONET. Special German made bayonet with 7-7/8” dbl edged blade marked on left ricasso with company name and logo and “REG. PAT. GERMANY”. It has 2-pc red composite handle with spring loaded latch on right rear side. Bottom has a spring loaded button at front end that when depressed allows a blued metal tool packet to be removed exposing a Swiss Army knife type packet which includes two screwdriver blades, a bottle opener, a spanner tool and another tool and also a cork screw. Swiveling base of unit exposes cork screw & has slots for some other type of tool use. Accompanied by its orig molded red composition sheath with metal throat & belt hanger. CONDITION: Appears to be new & unused with sheath rubs on blade. Tool packet is equally new. 4-56734 JR472 (750-1,250)

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1692

ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL MODEL 1905 PROTOTYPE BAYONET. SN 1. 15-15/16” single fuller blade. Marked “US / 1” on the right ricasso. “R.I.A. / ordinance bomb / 1906” on the left. The hilt is blue and the scales are roughened. The blade is polished bright and the metal under the blued parts is also polished bright. No scabbard. CONDITION: Excellent. Light pitting at the tip but no signs of use. 4-58361 FS793 (1,000-2,000)

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1693

LOT OF 10 U.S. BAYONETS. 1) Krag Model 1892 Bayonet. Dated 1894 with Model 1892 scabbard. Fine to excellent with bright blade. 2) Krag Model 1892 Bayonet. Dated 1895 with Model 1898 scabbard. Very fine with bright blade and hilt, slight wear to scabbard. 3) Krag Model 1898 Bayonet with blue blade. Dated 1901 with 1898 scabbard. Fine with slight scuffing to the scabbard. 4) Krag Model 1898 Bayonet. Dated 1903 with wide loop scabbard. Excellent blade and hilt, some scuffing and pitting on the scabbard. 5) Springfield Armory. Model 1905 Bayonet. SN 72565. Dated 1906. This has been altered to the 1908 type with the roughened scales. The catch button is on the bottom of the grip and engages a hook on the iron throat of the leather scabbard. The upper portion of the blade is polished to white, while the lower ricasso retains the blue. There are some nicks in the edge of the blade. The hilt is fine. The scabbard has considerable scratching. The throat and wide belt loop are worn. 6) Springfield Armory Model 1905 Bayonet. SN 835456. Dated 1918. In canvas scabbard with metal throat and leather tip dated 1917. Blade and hilt are fine. The scabbard is somewhat soiled. 7) Springfield Armory Model 1905 Bayonet. SN 595747. Dated 1914, with “O” and “K” stamps on either side of the ordnance bomb. In canvas scabbard with metal throat and undated leather tip. Bright blade with blue on the ricasso with minor pitting and notches. The hilt has a brown patina. The scabbard is slightly soiled. 8) U.F.H. Model 1905 Bayonet. Dated 1942. Black plastic scales, metal throat, green plasticized scabbard. Reblued blade. Rust/brown patina on hilt. Slight wear on scabbard. 9) AFH Model 1905 Bayonet. Dated 1942. Metal throat on green plasticized scabbard. Light pitting overall with traces of finish on the ricasso. The brown plastic scales have some minor chips and bruises. The scabbard shows wear at the tip. 10) Springfield Armory Model 1905 Bayonet without scabbard. SN 875852. Dated 1916. Very heavy pitting with losses to the edges. Edwards Collection 4-58540 FS792 (1,000-1,500)

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1694

GÖRING PRESENTATION TYPE DAGGER. 10” spear point dbl edge blade. Etched “PAUL WEYERSBERG & CO / BERLIN” on the reverse. The large upswept wing eagle/swastika crossguard and other mounting parts are silver-plated. The collar and pommel collar have roped designs. The pommel has a knot. The scabbard has raised oak leaves on both sides. The ivory grip has five grooves. There are four rnd marks on the reverse of the crossguard. The details on the crossguard are only partially completed. There is some pitting below the silver-plating on the scabbard. CONDITION: Corners of the blade show wear with a few spots of pitting below the maker’s logo. Most of the silver-plating is intact. Ivory has several stains and a scratch on the front. 4-58169 (2,500-3,500)

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1695

RARE CASED HIMMLER PRESENTATION DAGGER. Standard SS dagger with 8-5/8″ spear point blade, marked on one side with the RZM and “36” date with Himmler’s presentation, and the other side has usual “SS” inscription “Meine Ehre heist Treue”. It has a black handle with oak leaf and acorn decorated hand guard and pommel with the Nazi eagle in the center and “SS” runes near the top. It is accompanied by its black metal sheath also with oak leaf & acorn throat and tip with a hangar ring on the side of the throat. It is further accompanied by an orig black leather covered, red satin-lined, presentation case with depressions for the dagger and sheath. There is an Iron Cross in the bottom and four cuff bands in the lid. Three of these are inscribed in silver bullion thread “Hohenstaufen”, Prinz Eugen” and “Florian Geyer” and the fourth has only the SS Death’s head. On the left end, inside the lid, is an SS Death’s head patch and on the right side is a Nazi eagle with an SS Death’s head below. In the center is a dbl circle with white SS runes in the middle. Additionally accompanied by a red felt lined wooden box, 15″ x 8-1/2″ x 1-7/8″, retrofitted for a long bbl Luger pistol, a spare magazine, holes for 6 cartridges, a Luger tool, 2 coins and a Luger board stock. The only items present are the stock and 2 coins. Inside the lid is a black felt shape of an Imperial eagle and an Iron Cross. CONDITION: Knife blade appears to be authentic while the handle, hand guard, pommel cap and sheath may not be authentic. Blade has fine pitting over much of the point half. Lid of the case is detached, but appears that it might be repaired without too much difficulty. Cuff bands appear authentic but are not guaranteed – nor are the patches. Luger case is fine. 4-58168 (500-1,500)

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1696

IMPORTANT LARGE LOT OF UNIFORMS AND EPHEMERA BELONGING TO LT. GENERAL DR. KARL MAUSS, 7TH PANZER DIVISION. With this wonderful lot of uniforms is included much paperwork, history and a copy of a photograph of this hard fighting, determined, front-line General. Mauss was esteemed by his troops and regarded as a front-line General not adverse to being “in the trenches with his troops”. His loyalty, determination, and great success as a General is clearly evidenced by the prestigious award of the Diamonds to the Knight’s Cross. Gen. Mauss was one of only 27 German officers to be honored with such a coveted recognition. Includes Knight’s Cross, Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds. The group consists of the following: 1) General’s Visor Cap. “EREL, Sonderklass, Extra” marked under the sweatshield. CONDITION: Excellent and orig. 2) Parade Dress Waffenrock. High quality uniform tailor-made by “Albert Kuhl, Gegrundet, 1909” located in Münster and Essen. The tailor’s label, located in the inner pocket, is ink inscribed “Gen Maj K Mauss, April 1944”. The tunic bears Mauss’ orig medals; the Knight’s Cross is a later jeweler’s copy. The awards include from World War I; an Iron Cross 2nd Class, Iron Cross 1st Class, Pilot’s badge by Junker, and the Freikorps Silesian Eagle Order. From World War II; the Spange of the Iron Cross 1st Class, Eastern Front medal, Wound badge in gold, bronze Tank Assault badge, bronze Close Combat Clasp, and the German Cross in gold. The cuff and collar litzen are hand-applied and the General’s aiguillette is secured by the proper button under the right epaulet. CONDITION: Tunic shows light wear and several small moth nips on the back and on one skirt. 3) General’s Breeches. Dbl-wide side stripes. Zippered closures. Buttoned fly. Inner lining is of a polka-dotted material. No tailor’s label or other marks. CONDITION: Fine and orig. 4) Lightweight gabardine M1936-style General’s tunic. Manufacturer’s label reads “Uniformhaus Carl Meyers Gegündet 1857 Köln Steinweg 2-6 am Gurzenich”. Label in the inner pocket is inscribed “Oberleutnant Dr. Mauss 2.4.1941 Nr. 5994”. The General’s litzen are machine-applied; the gold eagle is hand applied. The interior of the collar is protected by a starched liner marked “Prima Macco 4 Fach”. The tunic bears a light ribbon bar and the same badges as the dress uniform, all of which appear to be orig. CONDITION: Excellent. No evidence of heavy wear or mothing. 5) Brocade belt with General’s style gold buckle. CONDITION: Belt and buckle appear to be unworn. 6) Brown officer’s belt with open claw buckle. Belt is marked “Croupon Nr. 606. CONDITION: Belt appears to be unworn. 7) Key-wind silver nickel-plated pocket watch, by “A. W. Co. Waltham”. The back of the watch bears the engraving “Dr. Karl Mauss GEN. LT. 7 PZ. DIV. 1944”. A photograph of a young woman is glued inside the face cover. The outside cover bears a simple engraved design. The key winder is suspended from a silver chain from the top of the watch, as is a 1914 dated Iron Cross on a fob made of Iron Cross ribbon. 8) Wooden box marked “planauscrüstung” in black paint, “7 PD Kdr”. Hand applied in white paint. A contents label describes the items to be found in the box, most of which are missing. CONDITION: Fine. 9) A collection of maps, day books, letters and photographs pertaining to Mauss which are too numerous to describe, but add to the value of the collection. 10) Two modern books Knights of the Reich and Die 7. Panzer Division which include references to Mauss. 4-60328 (35,000-55,000)

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1697

BLACK PANZER UNIFORM IDENTIFIED TO LIEUTENANT GENERAL HARRY HOPPE, COMMANDER OF THE INFANTRY DIVISION 278. Hoppe was awarded the Knight’s Cross of the Hohenzollern House Order for service in World War I, the Knight’s Cross and Oak Leaves and the German Cross in gold for service in World War II. This is an unusual uniform for a Lt. Gen. of Infantry, but the group includes a picture of Hoppe as a prisoner of war wearing a black Panzer tunic. A tailor’s label “WORDA INNSBRUCK” is attached to the inner back of the jacket. The general’s collar tabs are bright and are sewn to the lapels. Keyhole stitching of the buttonholes is consistent with the World War II period. The silver Wound badge, the silver Infantry Assault badges, Iron Cross 1st Class and Spange are are all medals which Hoppe won but these are not his actual medals rather thay are collector added. The Panzer-style trousers are well made and all closure and suspender buttons bear the mark of “Josef Worda Innsbruck. Included with the uniform is information on Hoppe and an Osprey book, The Panzer Divisions, showing Panzer uniforms. CONDITION: Uniform is in excellent condition. 4-60329 (12,500-17,500)

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1698

DESIRABLE DAK (AFRIKA KORPS) LOT. 1) First-model cloth-covered cork Pith helmet with two aluminum shields, one in National colors and one Army eagle. Size 57. Finished in brown leather which is seen on Luftwaffe examples of this helmet. Close inspection reveals that the helmet was manufactured with the Luftwaffe eagle on the left as indicated by two widely spaced holes for its attachment. CONDITION: Overall very good. 2) M40 steel helmet with orig liner and RB numbered chinstrap. This correct tan colored combat field helmet of the 21st Panzer Corps unit is with correctly painted emblem and correct Balkan Cross. CONDITION: Paint heavily scratched, with worn liner. 3) Officer’s model tropical belt with ink maker mark and dated on the inner belt near the buckle attachment. CONDITION: Very fine. 4) Third-model tropical tunic with straight unpleated pockets. RB number and sizes appear in ink in the interior. The collar litzen and shoulder boards are of the period, as is the breast eagle, but which seldom appears on an Afrika Korps tunic. The Iron Cross 1st Class is marked L/54, includes the Panzer skulls on the lapels. CONDITION: Very good. 4-60330 (8,000-12,000)

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1699

RARE ORIGINAL COMBAT TUNIC OF AN OBERLEUTNANT OF THE GROSSDEUTSCHLAND DIVISION. Made of heavy winter-weight wool material, with all orig badges and insignia. There ar a couple of additional empty loops fpr additional badges including a tank destruction badge, a Krim shield and a Grossdeutschland cuff title. Iron Cross 2nd Class and Russian Front medal ribbons are sewn through the buttonhole. CONDITION: Overall very fine. No evident wear and very minor moth tracking. 4-60308 (6,500-8,500)

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1700

FINE GROSSDEUTSCHLAND OFFICER’S TUNIC. 1) Tailor label of F. W. Wortmann, Bremen. 100% correct and orig Officer’s tunic with all insignia properly applied, including the scarce Gross Deutschland cuff title. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Evidence of light wear. 2) Brocaded dress belt with aluminum officer’s buckle. CONDITION: Excellent, lightly worn. 4-60305 (3,500-6,000)

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1701

FINE WAFFENROCK DRESS UNIFORM, TROUSERS AND BELT FOR OBERLEUTNANT OF THE 4TH PANZER REGIMENT. 1) Tunic is complete with silver-embroidered breast eagle, adjutant’s aiguillette, and machine-applied officer’s collar litzen and oberleutnant’s epaulets which appear to have been re-attached. The tunic has proper pink Panzer piping. CONDITION: Shows minor wear and minor moth nips. 2) Trousers are mouse grey with pink piping with the tailor’s label “Roger Kauert K. G.” named to “F______ Haas” and dated “Juli 1939”. CONDITION: Excellent. 3) Brocaded officer’s dress belt with silver aluminum buckle lined in field grey wool. CONDITION: Excellent. 4-60312 (2,000-2,500)

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1702

EARLY BLACK PANZER BERET. The inner liner of the 2-pc constructed beret which supports the soft upper portion is correctly marked “Robert Lubstein, Berlin, N.O. 55, EREL, Sonderklasse, Size 56-1/2”. CONDITION: Interior shows some wear to the oilcloth liner, but the black wool of the beret is in excellent unblemished condition. 4-60304 CW3 (3,500-4,500)

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1703

M35 DOUBLE DECAL STEEL ARMY HELMET. Both decals are orig, as is the liner and chinstrap. D.24 is marked in the skirt of the helmet. CONDITION: Most of the orig green finish is intact, as are the two orig decals which show only minor scratching. 4-60309 CW7 (2,500-3,000)

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1704

AUSTRIAN WORLD WAR I HELMET. Orig brown paint, canvas chinstrap, and 3-pad liner. The owner’s name appears in the skirt of the helmet. CONDITION: Very good. Some scratching in the paint consistent with age and storage. 4-60307 (1,000-1,100)

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1705

EXTREMELY RARE “Hitlerjugend”. HITLER YOUTH 12TH SS PANZER. Lightweight BEVO material. Extremely rare and 100% authentic. CONDITION: Fine. 4-60335 CW11 (3,000-6,000)

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1705a

LOT OF FIVE MASON DECOYS. Mason produced the finest manufactured decoys during the market hunting era from the late 1800’s into the 20th C. The decoys were stylistically very appealing and the orig paint patination is also extremely appealing to collectors today. Mason also produced decoys in three grades: there is standard grade, challenge grade and their premier grade. Most of these decoys are of the better grade and feature glass eyes. They include a carved Bufflehead in what appears to be orig paint. A life-sized mallard in old paint with some touch up, two hen Mallards also in orig old paint with some old touch up and also a hen Mallard in orig old paint. CONDITION: Paint generally worn on all as noted above. Decoys show plenty of use. Dr. Poppell Collection 4-58951 (1,500-2,500)

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1705b

LOT OF THREE CARVED WOODEN DECOYS BY CAPT. HARRY JOBES. This lot of decoys includes a drake Teal, a drake Mallard and third drake decoy. One is signed, “Made by Capt. Harry Jobes, 1987”, the other two are unsigned but are also by Jobes. Jobes, a well-known decoy carver from Maryland, carves in the Maryland style and has been carving for many, many years. SIZE: Life size. CONDITION: Mallard head/neck has been re-glued, the other two generally very good. Dr. Poppell Collection 4-58952 (300-500)

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1705c

HOLLAND & HOLLAND DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN CASE. Red felt lined, leather trunk case, compartmented for the stocked receiver & one set of 30” bbls. It has an orig large Holland & Holland paper label in lid with a smaller label at left side for the Royal Hammerless Ejector Model and in right corner an instruction paper. It has its orig mortised brass lock with leather carrying handle, missing straps. CONDITION: Fair. Right edge & part of top of right corner are severely mouse chewed, missing substantial leather along with a strip down front of lid. Interior is fine with light soil and some water damage. 4-59303 JR698 (200-300)

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1705d

CARVED FOLK ART WOOD PLAQUE OF BROOK TROUT. This nice early 20th C. carved plaque originally done by Sirois of Biddeford, Maine that depicts a fat three or four pound Eastern brook trout. The fish and the plaque appear to never have been painted, but finished in the au natural. Sirois was a folk art carver working from Biddeford, Maine that worked in the first half of the 20th C. SIZE: 30-1/2” long x 10” tall. CONDITION: A small fin, near gill is missing, otherwise generally good condition with old patina. 4-60244 (750-1,250)

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1705f

PAIR OF WILD FOWLER GREEN WINGED TEAL DECOYS. The Wild Fowler Decoy Co. mass produced life-like quality decoys during the earlier part of the 20th Century. The decoys were very popular for hunting rigs but also now have become very popular collectibles. This delicate pair depicts green winged teal Drake and Hen. CONDITION: Some small scuff marks scattered on the surface of both, otherwise generally very good. 4-60278 (500-800)

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1705g

ANTIQUE VICTORIAN BISQUE FIGURAL INDIAN STEIN. Steins were very popular throughout the 19th C. and into the early part of the 20th C. and a couple of very fine firms in Germany made some outstanding figural ones such as this. This half liter stein, featuring the relief profile of an Indian chief, with a very ornamented feathered headdress and with black hair. The top of the stein with a pewter ring holding the bisque bonnet feather headdress and fitted with a pewter thumb rest to open the lid when drinking. Stein is unmarked. Ca. late 1880-1910. SIZE: 7-1/2” high. CONDITION: Face soiled but generally very good. 4-86142 (750-1,250)

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1705h

FIGURAL GERMAN PORCELAIN BEER STEIN. Beer steins were very popular throughout the 19th C. and into the early part of the 20th C. and a couple of very fine firms in Germany made some outstanding figural ones such as this. This humorous half liter stein with relief face of an older lady (wart on her cheek) and titled beneath in German. The top of the stein with a design pewter lid fitted with a thumb rest which is used to open the top of the stein when drinking. Underside of the stein impressed, “GERMANY 1457”. Ca. 1890-1915. SIZE: 5-1/2” high. CONDITION: Generally very good. 8-86770 (400-600)

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1705i

MISCELLANEOUS LOT OF CONTEMPORARY WALL HANGINGS OF WESTERN THEME. Reproduction photograph of cowboy with cattle, a pc of lariat framed within the shadow frame. A reproduction Colt reverse on glass advertising sign, 3 Colt reproduction images of pistols, a 20th C. “Sheriff’s Mounted Posse, TX” sign. 9 pcs in all. SIZE: Varies. Largest pc 29-1/2” x 23-1/2”. CONDITION: Generally all good. Mounted posse sign has numerous abrasions and other imperfections. 4-57647 (100-200)

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1705j

RARE 1893 PAWNEE BILL SHOW BROADSIDE. Shrink wrapped. Early newspaper 21-1/2″ x 15″, multiple pages dated “1893” & advertising for Thursday, May 25. He advertises the only herd of living Buffalo; a drove of wild Texas steers; a tribe of real war-like Sioux & Pawnee Indians; Spotted Tail, war chief of the Sioux Nation; Mexican vaqueros; cowboys & frontiersmen. Also a “bouquet” of beautiful wild western girls. Lower center is a line drawing depiction of wagon train being attacked by Indians. CONDITION: Fair. Very yellowed & brittle with some water staining & losses along both edges. Appears to be broken in middle. Needs to be re-wrapped. 4-57683 (100-200)

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1705k

FINE PICKELHAUBE AND CUIRASSE. The front piece on the helmet has a crowned eagle carrying a sword in one claw and a scepter in the other with a banner across the center “MIT GOTT FUR KOENIG UND VATER LAND”. The spike is on a black painted brass base with raised bosses around the bottom. The rosettes and chin strap are missing. The bill and neck flap are unsewn. The liner is missing. The breastplate has lamellar strapping with dbl buckles and appears to be Prussian. The bosses are missing from the left. CONDITION: Lining is in place but badly torn. Outside has been cleaned and varnished. 4-58417 FS748 (1,000-2,000)

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1705l

PRUSSIAN LEIB-GENDARMERIE HELMET OF THE 1ST & 2ND ZUG. This helmet was used by the unit which served as the bodyguard for the Kaiser of the 1st Zug and Kiserina, 2nd Zug. This unit never consisted of more than 100 men and an officer who retained the uniform of the orig regiment. This helmet is believed to be a replica of the orig, extraordinarily rare helmet. This example mounts the spike top used for normal duty rather than the eagle used for parade. CONDITION: Helmet is generally in very good condition, but shows signs of use and has some minor surface rust. 4-60254 (1,500-2,000)

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1706

EXTRAORDINARY PAIR OF CHARLES DALY DIAMOND QUALITY UNDER LEVER DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUNS. Cal. 4 bore & 8 bore. SN 896 & 1204. These extraordinary guns are the epitome of the gun maker’s art from the 19th C., which still holds true as the likelihood of anyone being able to duplicate them today is so remote as be discounted. Both shotguns are Prussian made by Lindner, obviously on special order, reportedly for a wealthy American waterfowl hunter from the Eastern Shore of Maryland. GUN #1, the 4 bore, is a massive 22 lb. 10.24 oz. with 37” steel bbls, which make up over half of the total weight. They have a tapered, flat, hand matted rib with dbl ivory beads, doll’s head extension & extractor. The rib is engraved in gold “CHARLES DALY DIAMOND QUALITY KRUPP DRAWN STEEL BARRELS”. Mounted in a heavy Circassian walnut stock with wonderful marble cake figure at butt with nearly straight grain through the wrist. It has a checkered forearm with horn semi-schnable tip with Prince of Wales style stock, 14” over a leather faced solid red pad. It has a blank gold initial oval on bottom and a tiny hard rubber grip cap. Receiver & all appended metal are fantastically relief engraved with lockplates having a deep relief gold setter on point and two deep relief gold geese at front end. Right lockplate has a deep relief gold dog at rear edge and two deep relief gold turkeys or Auerhaum at front end. Both vignettes are set in wonderfully detailed forest scenes. Balance of receiver & lockplates have full coverage deep foliate & floral patterns with a very fine stippled background. Fences have beautifully scalloped firing pin recesses. Bottom tang has serial number in gold and water table is marked “PRUSSIA”. Hammer noses have gold inlaid eyes and fangs of a stylized wolf. Engraving patterns extend 1-1/2” up over the chambers. Unable to gauge any of dimensions. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain 96-97% strong orig blue with slight muzzle edge wear, some light scrapes on right bbl with some thinning over forearm area and a spot or two of pitting. Lockplates retain most of their orig case colors, strong & bright in sheltered areas, fading elsewhere. Receiver retains about 50% case colors with balance faded to silver. Wood is sound with a minor nick or two and retains most of its wonderful hand-rubbed oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bores. GUN #2, the 8 bore. Fantastic mate to Gun #1 above, this is also a massive double weighing 16 lbs. 1.28 oz. It has 34” steel bbls with tapered, concave, matted rib, sgl ivory bead, doll’s head rib extension & extractor. Rib is engraved “CHARLES DALY DIAMOND QUALITY”. Mounted with extremely beautiful, streaky, honey & chocolate, French or Circassian walnut with horn-tipped, checkered, splinter forearm & Prince of Wales stock, 14” over a leather faced, solid red pad. Bottom of stock has gold initial oval engraved “A.D.L.” and it has a tiny oval hard rubber grip cap. Receiver is spectacularly engraved, obviously by the same hand that engraved Gun #1, in full coverage deep relief patterns with lockplates having full game scenes of two pointers & six ducks in a marsh scene on left side and a setter with four pheasants in a field scene on right side. Balance of receiver & all appended metal parts are full coverage, deep relief engraved in foliate & floral patterns. Engraving extends about 1” around the chamber end of bbls and doll’s head. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbls retain all of an exceptionally fine, restored finish with only a minor nick or two. Receiver, lockplates & hammers retain bright case colors in sheltered areas with balance fading to silver. Wood is sound with minor handling & storage marks and retains about all of an extremely fine, professionally restored finish. There are three scratches in wood by left hammer. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bores with some light orange peel effect in front of chambers. Accompanied by the book, Steel Canvas, Wilson, which pictures both of these shotguns on p. 247 in full color with the misnomer “AUSTRIAN MADE” instead of Prussian Made. Also accompanying is a copy of Volume Four, Issue 2, Summer 1993 of The Double Gun Journal which has a full page advertisement on p. 33 from Jaqua’s Fine Guns Inc. of Findlay, Ohio, advertising this pair of shotguns for sale. Additionally, there is an article on pp. 42-47 of America’s 1st Freedom magazine (Dec. 2004), entitled “The Mighty Four-Bores”, Ross Seyfried. Also accompanying are six Eley paper 4-bore shot shells, loaded with #4 shot and four Charles Daly #4 full length brass shot shells and eight Eley 8-bore paper shot shells, loaded with #4 & BB shot, along with four Charles Daley #8 full length brass shot shells. Cartridges are all in pristine, new condition with orig loads. 4-59094 JR686 (235,000-335,000)

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1707

*RARE CASED CHARLES DALY REGENT DIAMOND QUALITY DBL BBL SHOTGUN 2-BBL SET. Cal. 12 ga. SN 1583. Spectacular, Prussian, Lindner made Daly with 28” bbls choked FULL/IMP-CYL and 30” bbls choked FULL/FULL. Both have tapered, concave, matted ribs with sgl ivory bead with “CHARLES DALY REGENT DIAMOND QUALITY” in gold with engraving about 8-1/2” up the rib. It has Greener type crossbolt rib extension with dbl bites, ejectors & dbl triggers. Bbls are made of Excelsior steel by Witten. Mounted with exhibition quality, streaky, honey & chocolate French or Circassian walnut with black tipped, fleur-de-lis carved & checkered forearm & straight stock with checkered raised side panels, 14” over a leather covered pad. Receiver is wonderfully deep engraved with full coverage having a small oval vignette of two raised gold woodcock on left side, two raised gold partridge on right side, a large gold crown & raised gold duck on bottom with two raised gold quail on trigger bow & raised gold intertwined initials “MDW”. Fences are deep relief engraved in spiral shell pattern with raised rib around front & back edges with side clips. Receiver also has cocked indicators & maker’s name on each side with “SAFE” in gold on top tang. Bottom of stock has a small gold oval engraved “M”. Accompanied by a tan leather trunk case with brown felt lining containing a pair of snap caps & a rnd oil bottle with 2-pc brass & wood cleaning rod. Bore restrictions: left – .040, right – .004. Wall thickness: left – .022, right – .021. Bore diameter: left – .728, right – .729. 30” bbls: Bore restrictions: left – .031, right – .027. Wall thickness: left – .022, right – .019. Bore diameter: left – .729, right – .727. 28” bbls: Drop at heel: 3”, drop at comb: 1-3/4”. Weight: 7 lbs. 7.04 oz. CONDITION: Very fine. Both sets of bbls retain all of a spectacular professionally restored finish with brilliant rust blue that left engraving & gold completely intact. Receiver retains case colors in very sheltered areas with balance having faded to silver. Wood is sound & retains about all of a wonderful, very professionally restored finish. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bores with one small spot in right bore of 28” bbls. Case is fine with one loose corner reinforcement. 4-58397 JR309 (30,000-50,000)

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1708

FINE LINDNER MADE CHARLES DALY DIAMOND QUALITY DAMASCUS DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. Cal. 12 ga. SN 713. Very early Daly featherweight with 25-5/8” extra fine Damascus steel bbls choked MOD/MOD with concave, basket weave matted, tapered rib with sgl bead, crossbolt bbl extension, dbl underbite, ejectors & dbl triggers. Rib is marked “CHARLES DALY EXTRA FINE DAMASCUS BARRELS DIAMOND QUALITY FEATHER WEIGHT”. They have the Lindner crossed pistols & “HAL” on underside, along with various proof marks, but not nitro-proofed. Mounted with very highly figured, flame & shell grain walnut with horn-tipped, checkered, splinter forearm & Prince of Wales stock with raised, checkered side panels, 14-5/8” over a Pachmayr solid pad and 1/4” spacer. It has a blank silver initial oval on bottom. Receiver & all appended metal are full coverage, beautifully engraved with extremely well-executed, foliate arabesque patterns and fine border patterns. Bottom of receiver has a large vignette of a stag leaping a fence with very well detailed trees & field scene. Trigger guard is engraved with a bird dog in a field scene. Fences are beautifully sculpted and maker’s name is in a ribbon on each side. It has cocked indicators & top tang has “SAFE” in gold. Bore diameter: left – ..721, right – .719. Bore restrictions: left – .009, right – .005. Wall thickness: left – .022, right – .028. Drop at heel: 3-1/8”, drop at comb: 1-3/4”. Weight: 6 lbs. 5.44 oz. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbls retain most of their beautiful orig Damascus pattern turning gray. Receiver retains case colors in sheltered areas, with balance turned silver. Stock has a hairline back of top tang, otherwise wood is sound with light handling & use marks with forearm showing moderate to heavy wear and a dark oil patina with buttstock retaining most of a professionally restored finish with freshened checkering. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bores with a dent in left side. 4-60342 JR677 (3,500-5,000)

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1709

*FABULOUS CASED PAIR OF HOLLAND & HOLLAND ROYAL EJECTOR DBL BBL SHOTGUNS. Cal. 20 ga. Both shotguns are identical in bbl length & configuration with 27” bbls with sgl beads, swamped smooth concave ribs, engraved “THE ROYAL” with maker’s name on right bbls & address on left bbls. They have dbl chopper lumps with ejectors & sgl non-selective triggers. They have assisted opening. Interior of lockplates & cocking arms are gold washed & inside bottom edge of lockplate are marked “JOSEPH BRAZIER / ASHES”. Breech end of ribs are engraved to match receiver with a fine border pattern on bbls. Receivers have full coverage, intricately entwined, foliate arabesque patterns with maker’s name on each lockplate & “THE ROYAL MODEL” on bottoms. Lockplates & inside of reinforcing ribs have beautiful border patterns with a dbl circle of latchkey patterns around hinge pin with a blossom in center. Lockplates are hand detachable & have a gold line cocked indicator. Fences have a fine raised rib around back edges. Opening levers, forend tips & breech end of ribs are inlaid in gold “1” & “2” respectively. It also has “SAFE” in gold on top tangs as well as serial numbers on bottom tangs. Trigger bows have intertwined initials “MS” in gold. These initials are for the consignor’s mother for whom the shotguns were made. Both are mounted with very highly figured marble cake honey & chocolate Circassian or French walnut with checkered splinter forearms & straight stocks with raised teardrop side panels, 14” over checkered butts. Accompanied by their orig tan leather, maroon felt lined motor case with orig label inside lid & orig canvas & leather covering. Case & cover are in fine condition. 1) SN 40081. Choked MOD/MOD. Drop at heel: 2-1/8”, drop at comb: 1-7/16”. Bore restrictions: left – .021, right – .021. Wall thickness: left – .023, right – .023. Bore diameter: left – .675, right – .674. Weight: 5 lbs. 8.96 oz. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain about 80% glossy, bright, orig factory blue, thinned on sides, over chamber & forearm areas. Receiver & lockplates retain most of their muted orig case colors with reinforcing ribs & sides of fences turned silver. Trigger guard retains most of its orig factory blue, slightly thinned on tang. Wood is sound with minor handling & storage marks and retains most of its orig oil finish showing light to moderate checkering wear. This stock is slightly different in look from #2 and could possibly be a Holland replacement. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bores. 2) SN 40082. Choked MOD/MOD. Drop at heel: 2-1/8”, drop at comb: 1-9/16”. Bore restrictions: left – .020, right – .018. Wall thickness: left – .023, right – .022. Bore diameter: left – .675, right – .675. Weight: 5 lbs. 8.64 oz. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain about 80% glossy, bright, orig factory blue, thinned on sides over chamber & forearm areas with worn areas on sides of both muzzles. Receiver & lockplates retain most of their muted orig case colors with reinforcing ribs & sides of fences turned silver. Trigger guard retains most of its orig factory blue, thinned on tang. Bbls show slight play when mounted. Stock has a tiny hairline back of top tang, otherwise wood is sound showing moderate wear with a couple of chipped diamonds & retains most of its cleaned orig oil finish. Edge of butt & checkering on butt show moderate to heavy wear. Obviously this is the shotgun that was hunted the most. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bores. May have a slightly loose rib. 4-58851 JR307 (75,000-125,000)

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1710

*BOSS BEST QUALITY DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. Cal. 12 ga. SN 9236. Beautiful Boss double with 27” bbls choked IMP-CYL/IMP-CYL with tapered, concave, smooth rib, sgl bead, dbl chopper lumps, ejectors & dbl triggers. Mounted with extremely beautiful French walnut with checkered, rounded, splinter forearm & straight stock, 14-1/2” over a fine checkered butt. Receiver & lockplates are very beautifully engraved in English rose & scroll patterns with bouquets of flowers on lockplates, bottom of receiver, trigger plate & fences, surrounded by fine, foliate arabesque patterns. Appended metal is engraved to match. Bbl rib has maker’s name & a gold inlaid “2” with a corresponding number “2” on thumb lever & tip of forend iron. Top tang has “SAFE” in gold. Bottom of stock has a gold initial plate engraved “R.M.G.” Initials are for Mr. R.M. Gaylord of Rockford, Illinois. Mr. Gaylord was an enthusiastic hunter of waterfowl & lived near the Delta Marsh & was an equally enthusiastic supporter of the “Ducks Unlimited” organization, and in its early years was one of its first presidents. Bore diameter: left – .730, right – .729. Bore restrictions: left – .005, right – .005. Wall thickness: left – .025, right – .029. Drop at heel: 2-1/4”, drop at comb: 1-5/8”. Weight: 6 lbs. 6.4 oz. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain 88-90% orig blue, strong & bright over forward half, thin on sides over forearm area. Receiver & lockplates retain most of their orig case colors, strong & bright in sheltered areas, especially on right side, thinning elsewhere & nearly silver on bottom front. Trigger guard retains 93-95% orig blue, thin on tang. Stock has a hairline back of top tang and another back of left lockplate, otherwise wood is sound with light handling & use marks with a small gouge on right side of buttstock & retains most of its orig oil finish. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bores. 4-60378 JR643 (35,000-45,000)

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1711

*BEAUTIFUL CASED PURDEY DBL BBL SHOTGUN. Cal. 20 ga. SN 18419. Fine Purdey with 30” bbls choked MOD/CYL with tapered narrow concave matted rib, sgl bead with maker’s name in gold toward breech end. It has dbl chopper lumps with ejectors, sgl non-selective trigger & assisted opening. Mounted with highly figured English walnut with checkered splinter forearm & unusual Prince of Wales stock with raised teardrop side panels & capped grip, 14-7/8” over a checkered butt. Receiver & lockplates have about 75-80% coverage, extremely fine, English rose & scroll engraving with maker’s name on each lockplate along with cocked indicators with arrows. Bottom of receiver has “PURDEY’S PATENT” toward front. Trigger guard has a gold woodcock inlay with serial number in gold on tang. Stock has a blank gold initial plate on bottom. Forearm has a gold “2” in tip & an engraved “2” inside forend iron, obviously indicating the number “2” gun of a pair, although there is no indication of a “2” anywhere else on the shotgun. Accompanied by its orig oak & leather, red felt lined, trunk case with orig key, two orig turn screws & a Purdey square nickeled oiler. It has orig gold embossed leather label in lid. Also accompanied by a Purdey hard cover owner’s manual, possibly a reprint. Drop at heel: 2-3/16”, drop at comb: 1-9/16”. Bore restrictions: left – .018, right – .014. Wall thickness: left – .023, right – .022. Bore diameter: left – .629, right – .630. Weight: 6 lbs. 1.92 oz. CONDITION: Very fine, as completely and very professionally restored. Retains virtually all of this near factory restoration & possibly is a Purdey restoration. Bbls are smooth & bright blue with strong English style. Wood is sound. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bores. Case is fine & solid, dark & stained on outside showing moderate to heavy wear. Replaced straps. 4-58396 JR313 (47,500-67,500)

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*TWO WONDERFUL CASED PURDEY & SONS DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUNS. Cal. 12 ga. SN 26797 & 26998. Beautiful Purdeys with 26” bbls choked SKEET/SKEET in both sets. They have tapered, concave, matted ribs with dbl beads, ejectors & sgl non-selective triggers. Number 26797 (#1) has slightly smaller bbl markings than number 26998 (#2), otherwise the markings are identical. They are both mounted with very nicely figured, but not matched, streaky, honey & chocolate, French walnut with checkered, beavertail forearms & pistol grip stocks, 14” over checkered butts. Both have hard rubber grip caps with gold initial ovals on bottoms of stocks engraved “R.K.M.” They are both engraved with Purdey’s standard rose & scroll patterns with #1 gun having finer & tighter patterns and slightly deeper. Both have a small gold rectangle in trigger bow with #2 gun having a gold “2” on forend tip & on trigger bow with an engraved “2” inside forend iron. Bbls are not marked with a “2”. Both sets of bbls are proofed 3-1/4 tons and are marked “2-3/4”. Accompanied by a Brady wine colored, felt lined, tan leather motor case, compartmented for all four pieces. It has leather corner reinforcements with handle on top and is embossed “GILLET” on lid. It is readily apparent that someone whose initials are on the guns had the #1 gun and, needing a pair, ordered second gun to match. #1 GUN: Bore diameter: left – .730, right – .731. Bore restrictions: left – .0015, right – .003. Wall thickness: left – .031, right – .032. Drop at heel: 2-5/8”, drop at comb: 1-1/2”. Weight: 7 lbs. 3.2 oz. #2 GUN: Bore diameter: left – .731, right – .731. Bore restrictions: left – .003, right – .003. Wall thickness: left – .031, right – .026. Drop at heel: 2-5/8”, drop at comb: 1-5/8”. Weight: 7 lbs. 2.56 oz. CONDITION: GUN #1: Very fine. Bbls retain 85-90% strong orig blue, worn at muzzles and thin over chamber & receiver areas. Lockplates retain most of their strong orig case colors with receiver retaining case colors in sheltered areas with bottom front turned silver. Trigger plate retains most of its orig blue & trigger guard strong bright blue, moderately thinned on tang. Forearm has a hairline on each side at rear edge & another back of right lockplate, otherwise wood is sound and retains about all of a fine professionally restored finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores. GUN #2: Extremely fine. Bbls retain most of their strong, bright, orig blue with very slight muzzle edge wear. Receiver & lockplates retain virtually all of their brilliant orig factory case colors. There is a tiny chip on toe, otherwise wood is sound & retains about all of its orig hand rubbed oil finish with light handling & use marks. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bores. Case is near new. 4-60379 (45,000-65,000)

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1713

*CASED HOLLAND & HOLLAND BADMINTON PIGEON GUN NO. 2 MODEL DBL BBL SHOTGUN. Cal. 12 ga. SN 31320. Beautiful English dbl with 30” bbls choked FULL/FULL with tapered, concave, matted rib, sgl bead, ejectors, dbl under bites & third fastener. Right bbl has maker’s name & left bbl the address. Mounted with very highly figured, streaky, Circassian walnut with checkered splinter forearm & straight stock with raised teardrop side panels, a diamond shaped wrist, 14-3/8” over a smooth, solid rubber pad. Bottom of stock has a silver initial plate engraved “J.R.K.” Receiver has hand detachable sidelocks with dbl triggers & raised ridge behind scalloped fences. It has maker’s name on each side. Receiver, lockplates & appended metal are beautifully engraved in light foliate arabesque patterns. Accompanied by its orig brown leather, red felt lined, trunk case, compartmented for shotgun with two Holland & Holland snap caps, a rnd pewter H&H oil bottle, an H&H turn screw, a leather pouch with pull through, a pair of tweezers & cleaning bits. Inside lid has the orig maker’s label in center with cleaning & lubrication instructions in upper left hand corner and specification label & instructions in upper right hand corner. It also has a 2-pc brass & ebony cleaning rod. Lid is embossed “J.R.K.” Also accompanied by a letter from Holland & Holland fully identifying this shotgun & indicating manufacture in 1929. Consignor states that this shotgun is from the Keith Family of Woods Hole, Mass. Bore diameter: left – .730, right – .731. Bore restrictions: left – .045, right – .037. Wall thickness: left – .033, right – .031. Drop at heel: 2-1/8”, drop at comb: 1-3/8”. Weight: 7 lbs. 3.2 oz. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbls retain 97-98% strong, bright, orig, factory blue with receiver & lockplates retaining virtually all of their bright orig factory case colors, slightly faded on left side with a light area on right side with some thinning to silver on edges of reinforcing ribs. Trigger guard retains about all of its bright blue. There is a small area of fine pitting at top edges of standing breech. Stock has a tiny hairline back of each lockplate, otherwise wood is sound with a few minor nicks on buttstock & a scrape on forearm and retains virtually all of its orig factory oil finish. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bores. This is a shotgun that has seen very little use, just some moderately poor storage. Case has some mouse chewed edges & is dry with some light soil & paint spots, in need of treatment. Interior is musty & lightly mildewed, in need of cleaning. One strap is broken, the other is dry & handle is missing. 4-59137 JR336 (10,000-15,000)

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*FINE PURDEY DBL BBL SHOTGUN. Cal. 12 ga. SN 19916. Beautiful dbl with 28-1/16” bbls with smooth tapered concave rib, sgl bead with maker’s name & address with dbl chopper lumps, third fastener, ejectors & dbl triggers. Bbls are choked MOD/IMP-CYL with 2-3/4” chambers & are proved 1-1/8 oz. It has assisted opening. Mounted with streaky marble cake honey & chocolate Circassian walnut with checkered splinter forearm & straight stock with raised teardrop side panels, 14” over leather covered pad. Receiver & lockplates are beautifully engraved in typical Purdey/English rose & scroll patterns with about 80% coverage. Maker’s name & address is on bottom. Trigger guard & appended metal are engraved to match. Top tang has “SAFE” in gold. Lockplates have maker’s name on each side with cocked indicators. Accompanied by its orig red felt lined, oak & leather trunk case containing a round nickel oil bottle, a pair of snap caps, a bone or ivory screw-top parts bottle containing two spare firing pins, a leather pouch containing cleaning bits, a 1-pc brass & ebony cleaning rod, a chamber brush handle & spanner tool, both with wood handles. Also accompanied by a rare orig Purdey instruction booklet. Drop at heel: 2-5/16”, drop at comb: 1-3/4”. Bore restrictions: left – .024, right – .008. Wall thickness: left – .024, right – .025. Bore diameter: left – .732, right – .733. Weight: 6 lbs. 11.84 oz. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain about all of a professional English re-blacking & wood about all of, what appears to be, a factory restored finish with only minor nicks & scratches. Left lockplate retains most of its orig muted case colors & right lockplate about 75-80%. Fences have bright colors in sheltered areas with balance turned silver. Bottom has faded to silver. Trigger guard retains most of its restored blue finish. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bores. Case is dark & used with numerous small nicks & scratches with wear on edges & replaced straps. Interior is lightly faded & soiled but intact. Accessories are fine. 4-60727 JR308 (20,000-30,000)

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CASED PAIR OF STEPHEN GRANT & SONS DBL BBL SHOTGUNS. Cal. 12 ga. SN 7199 & 7200. Identical pair with 30-1/4” bbls that have smooth, tapered, concave ribs with sgl beads, ejectors, dbl underbites & dbl triggers. They have full sidelock receivers with a raised decorative rib behind fences & are beautifully engraved with about 85% coverage, extremely fine, very tight foliate arabesque patterns. All of appended metal is engraved to match & they have “SAFE” in gold on top tangs. Bottom tangs, water tables, bbl ribs & inside forend irons are engraved with a “1” and “2” respectively. Mounted with very beautiful, streaky, honey & chocolate, French walnut with checkered splinter forearms & straight stocks with raised teardrop side panels, 14-1/4” over checkered butts. They are as nearly identical as possible with both having drop at heel of 1-3/4” and drop at comb 1-1/4”. Accompanied by an orig oak & leather, red felt lined trunk case with brass reinforced corners & is embossed on top “J.A. JOWETT” / “CLOCKHOUSE, BRADFORD”. Also accompanying this lot is a brief biographical sketch of the Jowett Family of an estate in Manningham, Bradford, Yorkshire, England, whose estate was named Clockhouse. It seems that through some tedious litigation the estate passed to a James Atkinson Jowett in April 1855 & ends on February 4, 1871 when he was killed in a boiler explosion. 1) SN 7199. Bore restrictions: left – .022, right – .005. Wall thickness: left – .024, right – .026. Bore diameter: left – .731, right – .730. Weight: 6 lbs. 13.44 oz. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain most of a fine, English style, professional re-blacking & receiver with traces of case colors turning silver in sheltered areas with most having turned to silver. Forearm has a crack near tip & is missing a small sliver, otherwise wood is sound with buttstock retaining most of a fine professionally restored finish with light handling & use marks & forearm a dark oil stained patina showing moderate to heavy wear. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bores. 2) SN 7200. Bore restrictions: left – .024, right – .009. Wall thickness: left – .023, right – .025. Bore diameter: left – .732, right – .735. Weight: 6 lbs. 9.92 oz. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain most of a fine, English style, professional re-blacking & receiver with traces of case colors turning silver in sheltered areas with most having turned to silver. Forearm is missing a small chip at tip & has a splice near back edge, otherwise wood is sound with buttstock retaining most of a fine professionally restored finish with light handling & use marks & forearm a dark oil stained patina showing moderate to heavy wear. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bores. Case shows moderate to heavy wear with nicks, dings & scratches but is still basically sound. Interior has one detached partition, one missing partition & is moderately soiled 4-58406 JR316 (12,500-17,500)

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1716

*CASED HUSSEY DBL BBL SHOTGUN. Cal. 12 ga. SN 14410. Fine English full sidelock dbl with 28” bbls choked MOD/CYL with smooth, concave, tapered rib, sgl bead, dbl bite & receiver with dbl triggers. Rib is marked with maker’s name & address and a gold “1” with corresponding gold “1” on opening lever & forearm tip signifying that this was once part of a matched pair. Mounted with very highly figured, exhibition grade, checkered, Circassian walnut with splinter forearm & straight stock, 14-7/8” over a checkered butt. Bottom of stock has a gold initial plate engraved with a family crest. Receiver & lockplates are beautifully engraved in typical fine English style rose & scroll patterns with bouquets of flower blossoms on each lockplate, along with maker’s name. Fences also have bouquets of flower blossoms with another on trigger bow. All appended metal is engraved to match. Accompanied by a beautiful, maroon felt lined, oak & leather, trunk case with reproduction label in lid. Appears to be a C.S. Mfg. Co. product. Case is compartmented for complete shotgun with a 2-pc brass & wood cleaning rod, a pair of snap caps & nickeled square oil bottle with two covered compartments containing cleaning bits. It has its canvas & leather cover. Bore diameter: left – .734, right – .730. Bore restrictions: left – .016, right – .002. Wall thickness: left – .024, right – .027. Drop at heel: 2-1/4”, drop at comb: 1-1/4”. Weight: 6 lbs. 13.44 oz. CONDITION:: Very fine. Bbls, trigger guard & wood retain virtually all of a spectacular, professionally restored finish. Lockplates retain 75-80% strong orig case colors & receiver case colors, mostly in sheltered areas, with balance turned silver. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bores. Case appears new. 4-59142 JR332 (7,500-12,500)

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*FRANCOTTE DELUXE SIDELOCK MODEL DBL BBL SHOTGUN. Cal. 20 ga. SN 91480. Spectacular deluxe shotgun with 28” bbls choked MOD/IMP-CYL with tapered, concave, hand matted rib with sgl brass bead & maker’s name on top of right bbl. It has ejectors & dbl chopper lumps with sgl non-selective trigger. Mounted with very highly figured, streaky, honey & chocolate French walnut with checkered beavertail forearm & straight stock with raised teardrop side panels, 15” over a checkered butt. Bottom of stock has blank gold initial plate. Receiver, lockplates & all appended metal are fantastically engraved with full game scenes on lockplates consisting of three raised gold ducks in a Bulino style marsh background & two raised gold ducks in a marsh scene on right side. Bottom is engraved in great detail with a bald eagle perched on a pine limb, all surrounded by deep foliate arabesque patterns. Maker’s name & address are in gold on each side. Trigger guard has a raised gold flying woodcock & has serial number in gold. Top tang has “SAFE” in gold. Water table, standing breech & breech face of bbls are beautifully jeweled. Trigger plate is signed on right side “GREIVURE: MILTSON FRANCOTTE / PG. RC”. Bottom of left bbl, under forearm is engraved “HANSEN & CO. SOUTHPORT CT.”. Bore diameter: left – .622, right – .617. Bore restrictions: left – .025, right – .014. Wall thickness: left – .036, right – .040. Drop at heel: 2-1/8”, drop at comb: 1-1/4”. Weight: 6 lbs. 3.84 oz. Accompanied by a C.S. Mfg. Co. green felt lined, brown leather, trunk case compartmented in bottom for complete shotgun, two snap caps & a square, nickeled oil bottle. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine, as new, probably unfired. Retains virtually all of its brilliant orig factory finish to both metal & wood. Bbl blue is bright & coin finished receiver is crisp. Wood has one or two minor handling & storage marks. Case is equally new. 4-59144 JR328 (15,000-20,000)

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*SCARCE PARKER AAHE GRADE DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. Cal. 20 ga. SN 230959. Built on an “O” frame with 28” Peerless Steel bbls choked MOD/IMP-CYL with tapered concave matted rib, sgl bead, doll’s head rib extension, ejectors & gold plated dbl triggers. Mounted with carved & checkered, exceptionally high quality & highly figured, replacement, marble cake, honey & chocolate, Circassian walnut with fleur-de-lis carved, splinter forearm with extensively checkered & fleur-de-lis carved, pistol grip buttstock with checkered, raised fleur-de-lis side panels, 14-1/2” over a carved & checkered skeleton buttplate. Imortant Note: The orig stock and forearm, both in fine condition, are included with this lot. Grip cap is hard rubber with fluted edge & a blank gold initial plate in center. Receiver & all appended metal are wonderfully engraved with full coverage, extremely fine, intertwined, foliate arabesque patterns with bouquets of daisies on each side and floorplate with a smaller bouquet at bottom front of receiver. Trigger guard has raised gold initials “TDS”. Buttplate is engraved to match and there is a small ring of decoration around muzzles. Engraving extends 2” up over chamber areas. Accompanied by its orig stock and forearm made of very nicely figured French walnut with carved and checkered splinter forearm and pistol grip stock with raised, carved, checkered side panels and extensively checkered wrist with a Noshoc solid pad. The serial number of this shotgun is in the lower tang channel of the buttstock. Bore diameter: left – .618, right – .617. Bore restrictions: left – .018, right – .005. Wall thickness: left – .025, right – .025. Drop at heel: 2-1/4”, drop at comb: 1-1/2”. Weight: 6 lbs. 3.84 oz. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain all of a fine professionally restored blue. Receiver has traces of case colors in sheltered areas with faded case colors on sides. Floorplate retains about 35-40% case colors, strong in sheltered areas, turned silver elsewhere. Forend iron has light, faded case colors. Wood is sound and retains about all of its fine, professional, custom finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bores. 4-59232 JR446 (40,000-60,000)

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1719

*PARKER AH GRADE DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. Cal. 16 ga. SN 96699. Built on a No. 1 frame with 26” Acme Steel bbls, choked MOD/CYL with tapered, concave, matted rib, dbl ivory beads, doll’s head rib extension, extractor and dbl triggers. Mounted with replacement, very highly figured, marble cake, honey & chocolate, French or Circassian walnut with checkered, splinter forearm & straight stock with raised fleur-de-lis checkered side panels & straight stock, 13-3/4” over a checkered hard rubber buttplate. Receiver is very beautifully engraved with two pointers on left side with three flying ducks on forward section. Right side has two setters with three partridge on forward section. Floorplate has a standing bull elk & three cows with five pheasants on forward end. Trigger guard has a running deer. Left fence has the head of a chamois and the right fence has a doe deer’s head. Scenes are all surrounded by extremely fine, well-executed, foliate arabesque patterns with maker’s name in a ribbon on each side. All appended metal is engraved to match. Bore diameter: left – .668, right – .667. Bore restrictions: left – .011, right – .004. Wall thickness: left – .024, right – .026. Drop at heel: 2-5/8”, drop at comb: 1-1/2”. Weight: 6 lbs. 8.32 oz. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbls retain virtually all of a professionally restored finish with bbl address re-engraved. Receiver retains 75-80% faded case colors with balance turned silver. Wood is sound with light handling & use marks and retains most of its professionally restored finish. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bores. Dr. Poppell Collection 4-59261 JR447 (17,500-22,500)

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*PARKER BHE GRADE DBL BBL SHOTGUN. Cal. 20 ga. SN 200464. Built on an O frame with 26″ Acme steel bbls choked MOD/IMP-CYL with tapered concave matted rib & sgl bead with doll’s head extension, ejectors & dbl triggers. Mounted with very highly figured walnut with full checkered splinter forearm & pistol grip stock with raised checkered fleur-de-lis side panels, 14-1/4″ over a checkered skeleton buttplate. Grip cap has a gold initial plate inscribed “M”. Receiver is engraved with typical “B” patterns of two bird dogs on each side & two quail on floorplate surrounded by about 65% coverage foliate arabesque patterns. Opening lever, top tang, trigger guard & forend iron are engraved to match. Drop at the heel: 2-5/8″, drop at the comb: 1-5/8″. Bore restrictions: left – .016, right – .013. Wall thickness: left – .031, right – .039. Bore diameter: left – .597, right – .602. Weight: 6 lbs. 1.28 oz. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain about 95% strong bright restored blue with one white spot about 1/2″ x 1/2″ at chamber end of right bbl. Receiver retains about 80% strong restored case colors with bottom front turned silver. Floorplate is slightly warped, just barely noticeable. Wood is sound & retains virtually all of an outstanding professionally restored finish. Left ejector is not functioning, otherwise mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores with two or three spots of pitting in right side. 4-55485 (8,000-15,000)

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*SCARCE PARKER CHE DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. Cal. 20 ga. SN 191148. Built on an “O” frame with 28” Acme Steel bbls choked MOD/CYL with tapered, concave, matted rib, Bradley white ivory bead, doll’s head rib extension, ejectors & dbl triggers. Mounted with very beautiful, highly figured, feather, center crotch cut, checkered, American walnut with splinter forearm & semi-pistol grip stock with raised, teardrop side panels, 14-1/8” over a checkered skeleton buttplate. Receiver is very nicely engraved wit vignettes of a pointer on left side, a setter on right side and a running bull elk on floorplate, surrounded with foliate arabesque patterns with maker’s name in a ribbon on each side. All appended iron is engraved to match. Engraving patterns, A1 Special-style, extend 2-1/2” up over chamber areas with a fine band around muzzles. Consignor states that he recently purchased this shotgun from a 90 year old gentleman who had lived near the Parker factory and had special ordered this shotgun with the extra engraving. Bore diameter: left – .620, right – .628. Bore restrictions: left – .020, right – .011. Wall thickness: left – .023, right – .016. Drop at heel: 2-5/8”, drop at comb: 1-5/8”. Weight: 6 lbs. .96 oz. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain 95-96% strong orig blue and receiver 25-30% orig case colors, strong in sheltered areas and in spots on sides with balance turned silver. Top tang retains about 60% case colors. Trigger guard is a silver/brown patina, silver on the tang. Wood is sound with the stock checkering having been re-cut and overall the wood retains a professionally restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bores. 4-60361 JR448 (12,500-17,500)

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*SCARCE PRESENTATION PARKER BHE GRADE DBL BBL SHOTGUN. Cal. 20 ga. SN 150571. Built on an “O” frame with 26″ Acme steel bbls choked FULL/FULL with matted rib, sgl bead, and doll’s head extension, ejectors & dbl triggers. Wood is beautifully grained English walnut with checkered splinter forearm & straight stock with raised fleur-de-lis side panels, 14-3/8″ over a skeleton buttplate with checkered center. Left side of the stock has a rare & unusual half moon checkered area on the cheek piece & a gold initial plate by the toe. Right side of the stock is inlaid with a 1-3/8″ x 1-1/8″ silver shield inscribed “PRESENTED TO / EDGAR L. APPERSON / BY / AUTOMOBILE DEALERS / ASS’N of SOUTHERN / CALIFORNIA / 1909”. Receiver is engraved with two bird dogs on point on each side & a standing stag in a woodland scene on the floorplate. Trigger bow is engraved with a vignette of a pointer on point & a flying pheasant in a field scene. Accompanied by a Parker letter indicating that it was shipped June 18, 1908 to Tufts Lyon Arms Co. of Los Angeles, CA. It identifies this shotgun as having a 14-1/2″ LOP with straight grip and weighed 6 lbs. 2 oz. Letter also indicates a silver inlay on the stock “LARGE ENOUGH TO PUT ON 8 NAMES”. Price was $225.00. No mention is made of the checkered panel on the left side of the stock. Drop at the heel 2-3/8″, drop at the comb 1-3/8″. Weight: 6 lbs. 2.2 oz. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Bbls retain 96-98% strong orig blue with minor light muzzle edge wear & light wear under the forearm. Receiver retains 65-75% thin orig case colors, strong in the sheltered areas with the balance turned silver. Wood is sound and retains most of a professionally restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bores. 4-60274 (22,500-27,500)

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*SCARCE PARKER BHE GRADE DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. Cal. 28 ga. SN 117252. Built on an “O” frame with 28” Acme Steel bbls choked FULL/IMP-CYL with tapered, concave, matted rib, sgl bead, doll’s head rib extension, ejectors & sgl non-selective trigger, appears to be by Miller. Listed in the Parker Gun Identification & Serialization book as a D5, hammerless with no extra features, straight stock, 20 ga., with 28” bbls. Current bbls appear to be absolutely correct with all proper markings, but certainly could be factory replacements. Mounted with orig, highly figured, French walnut with full checkered, splinter forearm & straight stock with raised & checkered, fleur-de-lis side panels, 13-1/4” over a checkered butt. Actual length of pull would likely be in the 14” range as the replacement sgl trigger is located far back in trigger guard. It has a blank gold initial plate on bottom secured with six gold pins. Receiver is beautifully & most unusually engraved with a large bouquet of pansies on each side and a smaller chrysanthemum blossom toward front on each side, surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns in very tasteful coverage. Floorplate has a spectacular foliate & floral pattern. It has maker’s name in an arc on each side and the fences have a sgl raised rib, like an A-Grade. Trigger guard & appended metal are all engraved to match. There is a small border pattern at breech end of bbls. Bore diameter: left – .556, right – .557. Bore restrictions: left – .025, right – .005. Unable to gauge wall thickness. Drop at heel: 2-1/4”, drop at comb: 1-1/2”. Weight: 6 lbs. 5.44 oz. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain about all of a fine professionally restored finish with some slight thinning at right muzzle. Receiver retains traces of case colors in most sheltered areas, being a cleaned silver/gray patina. Stock has a couple of tiny hairlines back of top tang, otherwise wood is sound and retains about all of a fine, professionally restored finish with freshened checkering. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bores with some orange peel effect and a spot or two of pitting. 4-59268 JR678 (17,500-27,500)

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*PARKER AHE GRADE UPGRADE DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. Cal. 12 ga. SN 154547. Built on about a No. 2 frame with 30-1/4” Belgian made bbls choked FULL/MOD with tapered, matted, concave rib, sgl bead, with doll’s head extension, ejectors & dbl triggers. The address on rib is hand engraved, probably not by Parker. Mounted with nicely figured, sunburst, American walnut with checkered, thick forearm & pistol grip stock that is thicker through the wrist and around receiver with checkered, raised, fleur-de-lis side panels, 13-3/4” over a checkered skeleton buttplate. The hard rubber grip cap has a center gold plate engraved “DR. J. W. P. / 1910” with light arabesque patterns. Left side of stock is missing an oval inlay. Receiver is very nicely upgrade engraved with vignettes of two pointers on left side with a woodcock at front end, two setters on right side with a pheasant at front end and maker’s name in a ribbon on each side. Fences have a sgl rib around their back edges & the left fence has two ducks with the right fence having two birds. Floorplate is beautifully engraved with three foxes & a tiny bird dog head with a setter at front end and a running bull elk on trigger bow. The “4” in the serial number on water table appears to be stamped over a “5” and serial numbers in forearm appear to have been re-stamped. Bore diameter: left – .722, right – .721. Bore restrictions: left – .028, right – .018. Wall thickness: left – .037, right – .029. Drop at heel: 3”, drop at comb: 1-3/4”. Weight: 8 lbs. 3.52 oz. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain about 95% strong bright blue with muzzle wear & a few small scattered spots of light rust. Receiver retains about 50% faded case colors, strong in sheltered areas. Stock has two cracks & missing chip back of top tang with another missing chip by side of tang, otherwise wood is sound with light handling & use marks with forearm showing heavy wear, missing one of inside screws and has a dark oil stained finish. Buttstock retains most of an old refinish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores. Dr. Poppell Collection 4-59262 JR462 (6,000-10,000)

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*SCARCE PARKER BHE GRADE DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. Cal. 12 ga. SN 153391. Built on a No. 2 frame with 30” Acme Steel bbls choked FULL/CYL with tapered concave matted rib, sgl bead, doll’s head rib extension, ejectors & dbl triggers. Mounted with very nicely figured, tight grain, burled, Circassian walnut with checkered, splinter forearm & pistol grip stock with raised, checkered fleur-de-lis side panels, 14-1/4” over an old solid red pad. Hard rubber grip cap has a gold insert engraved with initials “JHR” (?). Just behind grip on bottom of stock, in tiny letters, appears to be “PAT’D-SEP 10-1895”. This shotgun is listed in Parker Gun Identification & Serialization as an A5, hammerless with ejectors, capped pistol grip stock, 12 ga., and 30” bbls. Receiver is beautifully engraved with two pointers on left side, two setters on right side and two pointers on floorplate with a flying bird, all surrounded by fine arabesque patterns with maker’s name in a ribbon on each side. Fences have a sgl rib at their back edges. Bbls have a light border pattern and appended metal is engraved to match. Bore diameter: left – .735, right – .734. Bore restrictions: left – .042, right – .004. Wall thickness: left – .028, right – .032. Drop at heel: 2-1/4”, drop at comb: 1-7/16”. Weight: 7 lbs. 15.04 oz. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbls retain 96-97% strong orig blue with some thinning about mid-point on both bbls with light touch-up and some touch-up at muzzles. Receiver retains about 75% orig case colors, strong in sheltered areas, thinned elsewhere and turned to a silver/brown patina on bottom front. Wood is sound with light handling & use marks and retains most of a professionally restored finish from grip to butt on stock, with orig finish from grip forward. Forearm shows heavy wear with some light battering and retains a worn dark finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores. Dr. Poppell Collection 4-59282 JR461 (20,000-30,000)

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1725

*PARKER BHE DBL BBL SHOTGUN. Cal. 12 ga. SN 150690. Built on a #2 frame with 30″ Acme steel bbls choked FULL/MOD with matted rib, sgl bead, doll’s head extension, ejectors & sgl selective trigger. Receiver is beautifully engraved with about 75% coverage game scene & very fine arabesque pattern engraving. Fences have a sgl raised rib. Left side of the receiver has two bird dogs on point & the left fence has a flying partridge. Right side of receiver has two setters on point & a flying duck. Floorplate has a large scene of stag & hind in a woodland scene. Trigger bow has a pointer on point. Wood is very highly figured English or French walnut with checkered splinter forearm & straight stock with raised carved fleur-de-lis checkered side panels, 13-3/4″ over an engraved skeleton buttplate with checkered center. Accompanied by a Parker letter indicating shipment on Aug. 6, 1909 to Whiton Hardware, Seattle, WA. Letter fully identifies this shotgun with the cost of $200.00 plus $25.00 for ejectors. Drop at the heel 2-1/2″, drop at the comb 1-1/2″. Weight: 7 lbs. 10.0 oz. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Bbls retain 98-99% strong bright orig blue with minor edge wear & a few light scratches. Receiver retains about 95% fading, case colors stronger in the sheltered areas, possibly an old Remington restoration. Wood is sound & retains most of a professionally restored finish. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bores. 4-60276(14,000-18,000)

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*PARKER CHE GRADE DAMASCUS DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN 2-BARREL SET. Cal. 12 ga. & 16 ga. SN 119760. Built on a No. 1 frame with two sets of 28” Bernard Steel bbls. 12 ga. bbls are choked MOD/MOD (and were added at a later time to the gun) and 16 ga. bbls are choked FULL/IMP-CYL. Both have tapered, concave, matted rib with sgl bead, doll’s head rib extension, ejectors & receiver has dbl triggers. There is one forearm. Mounted with highly figured, streaky, French walnut with checkered splinter forearm & straight stock with teardrop side panels, 14” over a checkered, skeleton buttplate. Bottom of stock has a blank silver initial oval secured with six silver pins. Receiver is beautifully engraved with small vignettes of a pointer on left side, a setter on right side & large vignette of a running bull elk on floorplate, surrounded with light coverage, very beautiful foliate arabesque patterns. 12 ga. BBLS: Bore diameter: left – .730, right – .730. Bore restrictions: left – .019, right – .015. Wall thickness: left – .029, right – .030. 16 ga. BBLS: Bore diameter: left -.664, right – .664. Bore restrictions: left – .016, right – .000. Wall thickness: left – .023, right – .026. Drop at heel: 2-3/8”, drop at comb: 1-3/8”. Weight with 16 ga. bbls: 6 lbs. 11.52 oz. Listed in the Parker Gun Identification & Serialization book as a B4 Grade, hammerless with ejectors & straight stock in 16 ga. with 28” bbls. B4 Grade is a C Grade gun with Bernard Steel bbls. CONDITION: Very fine. Both bbls retain about all of a beautiful professionally restored finish with bright Damascus patterns. Receiver retains case colors in the most sheltered areas, being faded, silvered case colors overall. Trigger guard is a silver/gray patina. Stock has a hairline back of top tang with a tiny hairline at back edge of forearm, otherwise wood is sound and retains most all of a fine professionally restored finish with some light creases in finish on buttstock. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores with some very faint orange peel effect just in front of chambers on both sets of bbls. 4-59227 JR553 (8,000-12,000)

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1727

SCARCE PARKER BH GRADE DAMASCUS DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. Cal. 12 ga. SN 57551. Built on a No. 1 frame with 30” damascus steel bbls choked MOD/MOD with sgl bead, tapered, concave, matted rib, doll’s head rib extension, extractor & dbl triggers. Mounted with highly figured, honey & chocolate, streaky, French or Circassian walnut with checkered, splinter forearm & rnd knob Prince of Wales stock with raised, checkered, carved, fleur-de-lis side panels, 14-1/2”, over a checkered, skeleton buttplate. Grip cap has an oval gold initial plate secured with six gold pins, engraved “FH”. Receiver is very nicely engraved with two pointers on left side, two setters on right side and two setters on floorplate and two birds in a tiny vignette at front edge of floorplate. Trigger guard has two pointers. Vignettes are all surrounded by fine, well-executed foliate arabesque patterns with braided border patterns. Fences have a sgl raised rib, “A” grade style, at back edges and are very nicely engraved with tight scrolls. Bore diameter: left – .750, right – .750. Bore restrictions: left – .029, right – .031. Wall thickness: left – .029, right – .029. Drop at heel: 2-5/8”, drop at comb: 1-1/2”. Weight: 7 lbs. 9.28 oz. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain virtually all of their beautiful, restored, Damascus patterns with some slight wear at muzzle edges. Muzzle end of bores have been cleaned a little. Receiver retains traces of case colors in sheltered areas, having faded to silver elsewhere, strong & bright on water table with strong colors on trigger plate & top tang. Wood is sound with some oil staining around receiver & forearm and retains virtually all of an extremely fine, professionally restored finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores with some orange peel roughness just in front of chambers with a couple of dents in right bbl. 4-59231 JR479 (5,000-8,000)

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1728

*PARKER CHE GRADE DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. Cal. 12 ga. SN 191484. Built on a scarce 1-1/2 frame with 30” Acme Steel bbls choked FULL/MOD with tapered, concave, matted rib, sgl bead, doll’s head rib extension, ejectors & dbl triggers. Mounted with replacement, nicely figured, honey & chocolate, French or Circassian walnut with checkered splinter forearm & straight stock with raised teardrop side panels, 15-1/8” over a smooth, solid red pad. Receiver is unusually engraved with deep relief vignettes of a wild turkey on left side, a flying pheasant on right side & two flying ducks on floorplate, all executed in fine detail and surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns with maker’s name in a panel on each side. Current dbl triggers are replacing a Parker sgl trigger. Bore diameter: left – .735, right – .738. Bore restrictions: left – .040, right – .026. Wall thickness: left – .030, right – .027. Drop at heel: 2-5/8”, drop at comb: 1-3/8”. Weight: 7 lbs 5.76 oz. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbls retain most of a very old, restored finish turning a little plum with some thinning over forearm area. Bottom of right bbl, under forearm, has an area of deep pitting with some lighter pitting on left bbl under forearm. Forearm lug has been re-attached. Receiver is a cleaned, silver metal color. Forearm has cracks at rear edge with rust around forend metal; otherwise wood is sound and retains most of its custom finish. Ejectors are not functioning, otherwise mechanics are fine. Bright shiny bores. Dr. Poppell Collection 4-59280 JR476 (6,000-10,000)

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1729

*SCARCE PARKER DHE GRADE SPECIAL ORDER DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. Cal. 20 ga. SN 216403. Listed in the Parker Gun Identification & Serialization book as a Grade T13. Built on an “O” frame with 32” Titanic Steel bbls choked FULL/IMP-MOD with Parker flat, matted, ventilated rib with dbl ivory beads, doll’s head rib extension, ejectors & dbl triggers. Mounted with nicely figured American walnut with checkered splinter forearm & straight stock with teardrop side panels, 14” over a Pachmayr pad. Receiver is engraved in typical “D” patterns of a pointer on left side, a setter on right side & four pheasants on floorplate, surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns & maker’s name in a ribbon on each side. Will letter as found. Bore diameter: left – .617, right – .616. Bore restrictions: left – .020, right – .018. Wall thickness: left – .034, right – .034. Drop at heel: 2-1/4”, drop at comb: 1-1/2”. Weight: 7 lbs. 4.16 oz. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbls retain 97-98% strong orig factory blue with slight muzzle edge wear & a small nick or two. Receiver retains 70-75% strong, bright, orig case colors, thin & fading to silver on right bottom edge, front of floorplate & left half of front of receiver. Sides are bright with brilliant colors in very sheltered areas. Wood is sound with light handling & use marks & retains about all of a professionally restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bores. 4-59219 JR557 (15,000-20,000)

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*PARKER DHE GRADE DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. Cal. 20 ga. SN 222205. Built on an “O” frame with 32” Titanic Steel bbls choked FULL/FULL with tapered, flat, Parker ventilated rib, sgl bead, doll’s head rib extension, ejectors & dbl triggers. Mounted with very nicely figured, checkered, American walnut with beavertail forearm & semi-pistol grip stock with raised teardrop side panels, 14-1/2” over a solid red Noshoc pad. It has a blank silver initial plate on bottom. Receiver is engraved in typical D-grade patterns with a pointer on left side, a setter on right side & four pheasants on trigger plate, all surrounded with foliate arabesque patterns and maker’s name in a ribbon on each side. Bore diameter: left – .615, right – .615. Bore restrictions: left .020- , right – .020. Wall thickness: left – .028, right – .027. Drop at heel: 1-7/8”, drop at comb: 1-1/4”. Weight: 7 lbs. 8.64 oz. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain most of their strong orig blue with slight muzzle edge wear. Receiver retains most of its possibly recased faded case colors. Wood is sound with minor handling & use marks and retains most of its orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bores. 4-59223 JR455 (12,500-17,500)

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1731

*RARE PARKER VHE GRADE DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. Cal. 410. SN 239248. Built on a 000 frame with lightning cuts in the water table, 26” Vulcan steel bbls with tapered, concave, matted rib with single bead, doll’s head rib extension, ejectors and Parker single selective trigger. It is choked MOD / MOD. It is mounted with nicely figured, flame grain, American walnut with checkered splinter forearm and pistol grip stock, 14” over a Pachmayr pad. The receiver has zig-zag border patterns with Parker on the bottom front of the receiver. Unable to gauge bore diameter, bore restrictions or wall thickness. Drop at heel: 2-1/2”, drop at comb: 1-9/16”. Weight: 5 lbs. 15.04 oz. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbls retain a thin restored blue finish with a couple of small scrapes and a tiny spot of pitting. Receiver retains torch applied colors and the trigger guard most of a restored finish. Buttstock has a crack in the left side of the wrist and a hairline at the back edge of the forearm, otherwise the wood is sound and retains most of a very old, restored finish. Mechanics are fine. Bright, shiny bores. Dr. Poppell Collection 4-59265 JR596 (10,000-15,000)

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1732

*SCARCE PARKER GH GRADE DAMASCUS DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. Cal. 28 ga. SN 103428. Built on an “O” frame with 26” Damascus steel bbls choked FULL/IMP-CYL with tapered, concave, matted rib, sgl bead, doll’s head rib extension, extractor & dbl triggers. Mounted with straight grain, American walnut with checkered splinter forearm & rnd knob, pistol grip stock, 14” over a Parker dogs head buttplate. This shotgun is shown in an article in the Autumn 2004 issue of Double Gun Journal. Bore diameter: left – .550, right – 551. Bore restrictions: left – .037, right – .008. Unable to gauge wall thickness. Drop at heel: 2-1/2”, drop at comb: 1-1/2”. Weight: 5 lbs. 14.08 oz. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain most of their plum brown restored finish and Damascus pattern with some thinning over forearm area. Receiver retains 25-30% faded orig case colors with balance turned silver. Stock has a couple of tiny hairlines, back of top tang, otherwise wood is sound with normal handling & use marks and retains most of its orig factory varnish with small chip on toe of buttplate and a couple of small chips on edges. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores with a ding in left bbl and some light pitting in right bore. 4-59226 JR684 (7,000-12,000)

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1733

*CASED WINCHESTER MODEL 21 GRAND AMERICAN 2-BBL SET. Cal. 20 ga. & 410. SN W38111. Beautiful small frame Connecticut Shotgun Mfg. Co. 21 with lightning cuts in water table & two sets of 28” bbls, both choked WS1/WS2. Both have raised, flat, matted, ventilated ribs with red ivory Bradley beads, ejectors & sgl selective trigger. Mounted with spectacular center, feather, crotch cut, American walnut with B-carved black insert beavertail forearm & straight stock, 14-1/4” over a checkered butt. Receiver is beautifully engraved in 21-6 style with gold setter on left side, gold pointer on right side, two gold pheasants on bottom & a gold dog’s head on trigger guard, all surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns with relief carved oak leaf & acorn patterns on fences. It has a gold trigger with gold arrows and gold “L” & “R” on sides. Accompanied by its orig Connecticut Shotgun Mfg. Co., maroon felt lined, trunk case compartmented for stocked receiver, both bbls, two ebony & brass cleaning rods (one for each gauge), a set of snap caps for each gauge & a nickeled oil bottle. It has Winchester label in lid. Unable to gauge bore diameter, bore restriction or wall thickness on 410 bbls. 20 ga. bbls: Bore restrictions: left – .009, right – .002. Wall thickness: left – .026, right – .039. Bore diameter: left – .612, right – .613. Drop at heel: 2-1/8”, drop at comb: 1-3/8”. Weight with 20 ga. bbls: 6 lbs. 11.52 oz. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine, new & unfired. Retains all of its orig factory finish to both metal & wood with one or two tiny storage & handling marks on stock. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bores. Case is equally new. 4-58866 (20,000-30,000)

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1734

*RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 21 GRAND AMERICAN DBL BBL SHOTGUN. Cal. 410. SN W38055. Spectacular Connecticut Shotgun Manufacturing Co. Model 21 with 30″ bbls choked FULL/FULL with ventilated rib, red ivory Bradley bead with ejectors & gold-plated sgl selective trigger. Rib is marked “CUSTOM BUILT BY WINCHESTER”. Receiver is beautifully engraved with typical Grand American vignettes of a setter on left side, a pointer on right side, two pheasants on floorplate & a spaniel’s head on trigger bow. Balance of receiver has about 80% coverage fine foliate arabesque patterns with deep relief oak leaf & acorn patterns on fences. Water table & bbl flats have lightning cuts. Standing breech, bbl flats, bbl faces, ejectors, lugs & forearm lug are very nicely jeweled. Mounted in spectacular center crotch cut flame grain walnut with black insert beavertail forearm carved in “21-B” pattern with straight stock, 14-1/4″ over a checkered butt. There is a blank gold initial plate on bottom of stock. Accompanied by a maroon, leatherette, ultra-suede lined, trunk case & an elliptical shaped red & yellow hang tag. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Unable to measure bore restrictions or wall thickness. Bore diameter: left – .390, right – .399. Weight: 7 lbs. 10.56 oz. A review of the records of the Cody Firearms Museum disclosed no information regarding this shotgun. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine. As new, may have been fired but if so, very little. Retains virtually all of its orig factory finish to both metal & wood with no discernible flaws. Crisp mechanics, brilliant bores. 4-55553 (15,000-25,000)

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*SPECTACULAR CASED MATCHED SET OF CONNECTICUT SHOTGUN MFG. CO. WINCHESTER MODEL 21 PIGEON GRADE DBL BBL SHOTGUNS. Cal. 16 ga. SN W38190 & W38191. Numbered “I” and “II” respectively. These beautiful shotguns are identical in every respect with 30” bbls choked FULL/MOD with raised, flat, matted, tapered, ventilated ribs, Bradley red ivory beads & their respective numbers in gold at breech end. They have ejectors & sgl selective triggers. Water tables, bbl flats, lugs, standing breeches & breech faces are beautifully jeweled. Mounted with extremely beautiful, feather crotch cut, American walnut with custom checkered beavertail forearms with black tip insert & straight stocks, 14-1/4” over checkered butts. They have blank gold initial plates on bottom of stocks. They are identically engraved in 21-6 patterns consisting of a setter on left, a pointer on right & two pheasants on bottom, all surrounded with very well executed, deep foliate arabesque patterns. Engraving extends 2-3/4” up bbls. Trigger guards have a spaniel’s head. Opening lever pivots & tip of forend irons have gold inlaid “I” and “II” respectively. Top tangs have “SAFE” in gold & bottom of receivers have “PIGEON GRADE” in gold. They both have 2-1/4” drop at heel & 1-3/8” drop at comb with gun “I” weighing 7 lbs. 9.6 oz. and gun “II” weighing 7 lbs. 8 oz. Accompanied by their orig, chocolate brown, leather covered, oak & leather, red felt lined, trunk case, compartmented in bottom for both shotguns. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine, appear to be new & unfired retaining all of their orig factory finish to both metal & wood. Blue is strong & bright and wood finish crisp & fine. Both have been assembled with minor scrape marks on standing breeches. Case is equally new. 4-58868 (30,000-40,000)

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*RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 21 4-BARREL SET. Cal. 28 ga, 20 ga., 410. SN 30865. Skeet grade 21 with four sets of bbls: 26” – 410 bbls choked MOD/IMP-CYL; 26” – 28 ga. bbls choked SKEET/SKEET that actually gauge MOD/MOD; 28” 20 ga. bbls choked WS1/WS2; & 30” 20 ga. bbls choked with 3” chambers choked FULL/FULL. All four sets of bbls have tapered concave matted ribs with a variety of beads, two of which have silver center beads. All have ejectors & it has sgl selective trigger. The 410 bbls have a standard checkered splinter forearm & there is a deluxe checkered beavertail forearm for the other three bbls. Mounted with center, feather crotch cut, American walnut with straight stock, 13-9/16” over leather faced pad. Floorplate is marked “SKEET” & trigger guard has gold initials “RSH”. The 410 bbls have lightning cuts in the bbl flats. Unable to gauge the 410 & 28 ga. bbls for bore diameter, bore restrictions & wall thickness. Drop at heel: 1-15/16”, drop at comb: 1-3/8”. 20 ga. bbls: Bore restrictions: left – .012, right – .003. Wall thickness: left – .026, right – 024. Bore diameter: left – .612, right – .613. 30” bbls. Bore restrictions: left – .022, right – .022. Wall thickness: left – .024, right – .032. Bore diameter: left – .613, right – .613. Weight with 28” – 20 ga. bbls: 6 lbs. 11.2 oz. Accompanied by a green felt lined H&M leather trunk case with zipper canvas cover compartmented for stocked receiver & two sets of bbls. Also accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter showing final inspection on March 25, 1957. The 410 bbls were added in April 1965. Initial information does not mention 28ga. bbls. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. All bbls retain virtually all of their orig factory blue showing little or no wear. Receiver, forend iron & trigger guard retain virtually all of their bright orig factory finish. Wood is sound with a few light nicks, dings & scratches on buttstock & beavertail forearm with, what appears to be, some slight chemical stripping of finish of bottom 1/2” & retain most of their orig factory finish. Standard forearm retains virtually all of its orig finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores. Case exterior is fine with some corner wear from zipper. Interior has wear in lid with moderate fading. 4-58865 (20,000-30,000)

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*RARE PIGEON GRADE WINCHESTER MODEL 21 DBL BBL SHOTGUN. Cal. 410. SN W33943. Spectacular little ’21’ with 26″ bbls choked WS1/WS2 with tapered matted ventilated rib, Bradley red ivory bead with ejectors & gold plated sgl selective trigger. Rib is marked “CUSTOM BUILT BY WINCHESTER”. Flat side receiver is wonderfully engraved with Style 21-6 vignettes of a setter on left side, pointer on right side & two pheasants on floorplate all surrounded with very fine patterns of foliate arabesque engraving. Fences are deep relief engraved with oak leaves & acorns. Trigger bow has a small vignette of a spaniel’s head. Opening lever, top tang & forend iron are engraved to match. Engraving patterns extend about 3″ up bbls. Standing breech, bbl flats, bbl face, ejectors, lug & forend lug are jeweled & water table & bbl flats have lightning cuts. Mounted with very beautiful, very highly figured, flame grain, center crotch cut, American walnut with black insert 21-B carved beavertail forearm & straight stock, 14-3/8″ over a checkered butt. It has a blank gold initial plate on bottom. Accompanied by an orig yellow & red ovoid shaped hang tag over-stamped “SPECIAL PIGEON” & “SELECT WOOD”. Accompanied by a brown leather leg-o-mutton case & its orig 2-pc cardboard box marked on the end label same as tag & with serial number stamped in proper place. Also accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which states that no record was found for this shotgun. Drop at heel: 2″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Bore diameter: left – .405, right – .415. Weight: 6 lbs. 10.24 oz. CONDITION: Extremely fine. As new, does not appear to have been fired. Retains virtually all of its fine factory finish to both metal & wood with no discernible flaws. Box is crisp with one minor water stain on end. Leg-o-mutton case is fine. Crisp mechanics, bright shiny bores. 4-55555 JR111 (40,000-50,000)

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*CONNECTICUT SHOTGUN MFG. CO. WINCHESTER MODEL 21 DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. Cal. 410. SN W38082. Beautiful “21” with 30” Winchester proof steel bbls, choked FULL/FULL with flat, tapered, matted ventilated rib with Bradley red ivory front bead, ejectors & gold plated sgl selective trigger. Rear of rib is marked “CUSTOM BUILT”. Mounted in exceptional, feather crotch cut, American walnut with deluxe checkered, black tip, beavertail forearm & straight stock, 14-1/8” over a checkered butt. It has a blank gold initial plate on bottom. Receiver is beautifully engraved in 21-4 pattern with two ducks on left side, two quail on right side and two bird dogs on floorplate, surrounded by light foliate arabesque patterns. Receiver & floorplate have chain & dot border patterns. Receiver & bbl flats have lightning cuts. All of bright metal is nicely jeweled. Unable to gauge bore diameter, bore restrictions, or wall thickness. Drop at heel: 2-1/8”, drop at comb: 1-3/8”. Weight: 7 lbs. 1.92 oz. CONDITION: Extremely fine, has been fired, but very little. Bbls retain virtually all of their beautiful factory finish & receiver about all of its orig factory finish. Wood is sound with a deep scratch at toe & light handling & use marks elsewhere with crisp checkering. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bores. 4-58867 JR672 (17,500-27,500)

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*CONNECTICUT SHOTGUN MFG. CO. WINCHESTER MODEL 21 DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. Cal. 410. SN W38071. Fine Model 21 with 28” Winchester proof steel bbls, choked “MOD/IMP-CYL with flat, tapered, matted, ventilated rib, Bradley red ivory front bead, ejectors & gold plated, single selective trigger. Rear of rib is marked “CUSTOM BUILT”. Mounted with very beautiful, center crotch cut, flame grain, American walnut with deluxe checkered, black tip, beavertail forearm & straight stock, 14-1/4” over a checkered butt. It has a blank gold initial plate in bottom. Receiver is engraved in 21-6 pattern with a setter on left side, a pointer on right side, two pheasants on floorplate & a spaniel’s head on trigger bow, all surrounded by fine, foliate arabesque patterns with deep relief oak leaves & acorns on fences. Engraving patterns extend 2-3/4” up over chambers of bbls. Frame & bbl flats have lightning cuts and all of bright metal is beautifully jeweled. Unable to gauge bore diameter, bore restrictions, or wall thickness. Drop at heel: 2-1/8”, drop at comb: 1-3/8”. Weight: 7 lbs. 4.8 oz. CONDITION: Extremely fine, as new, possibly unfired. Retains virtually all of its bright orig factory finish to both metal & wood. Stock has a minor handling or storage mark or two with two or three tiny mars on forearm. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bores. 4-59505 JR673 (20,000-30,000)

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*FINE ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 21 DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. Cal. 28 ga. SN W33961. Engraved in late 21-5 pattern, this beautiful shotgun has 26” Winchester proof steel barrels choked MOD/IMP-CYL with tapered, flat, matted, ventilated rib with Bradley red ivory bead, ejectors & gold-plated sgl trigger. Rib is marked “CUSTOM BUILT BY WINCHESTER” and it has Winchester “WP” proofs. It has flat side receiver with lightning cuts in water table and all bright metal is nicely jeweled. Mounted with very beautiful, feather crotch cut, American walnut with deluxe checkered, black insert, beavertail forearm & straight stock, 14-1/4” over a checkered butt. It has a blank gold initial plate on bottom. Engraving on receiver is modified 21-5 pattern and consists of large vignettes of a pheasant on left side, a wild turkey on right side and a bird dog retrieving a bird on floorplate. There is a setter on trigger guard. All the engraving is surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns. Bore diameter: left – .552, right – .550. Bore restrictions: left – .014, right – .010. Unable to gauge wall thickness. Drop at heel: 2-1/8”, drop at comb: 1-1/4”. Weight: 7 lbs. 13.44 oz. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Retains virtually all of its orig factory finish to both metal & wood. May be unfired. Wood finish is bright & clean and blue is strong & bright. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bores. 4-59504 JR681 (20,000-25,000)

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*WINCHESTER MODEL 21 TRAP GRADE DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. Cal. 28 ga. SN 12302. Fine early “21” with 26” bbls choked SKEET/SKEET with tapered, concave, matted rib, Bradley white ivory front bead & ivory middle bead marked toward breech end “CUSTOM BUILT BY WINCHESTER”. Receiver has sgl selective trigger. Mounted with replacement, orig Winchester wood, center crotch cut, flame grain, with early style kidney shape checkered, orig, beavertail forearm and pistol grip stock, 14-1/4” over a Winchester solid red pad. Receiver is very nicely engraved, probably after-market, with a standing cock pheasant on left side, a ruffed grouse on right side & a setter carrying a bird on bottom. Floorplate is marked “TRAP” and has the name “H. BONHAM – ENGR” engraved just in front of trigger guard. Trigger guard has small vignette of a setter. Balance of receiver has about 50% coverage foliate arabesque patterns. Engraving extends about 1-1/4” over chamber areas with a fine border pattern. Bore diameter: left – .556, right – .557. Bore restrictions: left – .017, right – .019. Unable to gauge wall thickness. Drop at heel: 2-1/2”, drop at comb: 1-3/8”. Weight: 7 lbs. 8.64 oz. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this shotgun as having been final inspected May 6, 1938 for Abercrombie & Fitch Co. It shows a return & repair in June of 1980 for re-checkering stock, repairing chips in beavertail forearm, new solid recoil pad, two new hammers, a new set of bbls choked WS1/WS2 and engrave gun in “21-5” style with “CUSTOM BUILT BY WINCHESTER” in a panel on rib. Apparently this shotgun started life as a 20 ga. but it was determined that they were ruined and apparently had the 28 ga. bbls built. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain most of a beautiful restored blue and rib inscription appears to have been made with a pantograph. Receiver & trigger guard retain most of their fine custom blue. Wood is sound with stock retaining about all of a brilliant custom finish & forearm most of its orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bores. Dr. Poppell Collection 4-59273 JR563 (7,500-12,500)

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1742

*WINCHESTER MODEL 21 DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. Cal. 16 ga. SN 6703. Fine upgraded “21” with 26” bbls choked MOD/CYL with tapered, concave, matted rib, ejectors & gold sgl selective trigger. Left side of trigger is marked “PAT. APP’D FOR”. It has 2-9/16” chambers. Mounted with nicely figured, slab sawed, American walnut with checkered splinter forearm & semi-pistol grip stock with raised side panels, 14” over a Winchester embossed hard rubber buttplate. Receiver is very nicely engraved with two flying mallards on left side, two flying ruffed grouse on right side & two setters on floorplate, all surrounded with open foliate, arabesque patterns. It has “SAFE” in gold on top tang. Bore diameter: left – .668, right – .666. Bore restrictions: left – .009, right – .000. Wall thickness: left – .035, right – .032. Drop at heel: 2-3/8”, drop at comb: 1-7/16”. Weight: 6 lbs. 13.12 oz. CONDITION: Very fine. Retains virtually all of a fine professionally restored finish to metal & wood. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores. 4-59031 JR570 (2,750-3,750)

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1743

WINCHESTER MODEL 21 SKEET GRADE DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. Cal. 12 ga. SN 24881. Fine Model 21 with 26” bbls choked WS1/WS2 with tapered, concave, matted rib, Bradley red ivory front bead, silver middle bead, ejectors & blued sgl selective trigger. Mounted with very beautiful, center crotch cut, flame grain, American walnut with deluxe checkered, beavertail forearm & pistol grip stock, 13-3/4” over a Winchester solid red pad. It has a German silver repoussed grip cap with an “M” engraved in center. Receiver is engraved with about 50-60% coverage, fine foliate arabesque patterns with a square & dot border with a latch hook, sunburst pattern on each end of hinge pin. Floorplate is also marked “SKEET”. Bore diameter: left – .731, right – .731. Bore restrictions: left – .012, right – .007. Wall thickness: left – .035, right – .032. Drop at heel: 2-1/2”, drop at comb: 1-1/2”. Weight: 7 lbs. 8 oz. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this shotgun with 28” bbls and as a “stock” gun. The implication being that it was not engraved. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls, receiver, forend iron & trigger guard retain about all of a fine restored finish. Water table is blue & inside of forend iron is jeweled. Stock has some fine chips around bottom tang with some light chipping by back edge of receiver, otherwise wood is sound and retains virtually all of its orig factory finish with only minor handling & storage marks. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bores. 4-60660 JR551 (6,000-8,000)

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*WINCHESTER MODEL 21 FIELD GRADE DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN 2-BBL SET. Cal. 20 ga. SN 12156. Fine field grade double with 26” bbls (#1) choked FULL/CYL and 26” bbls (#2) choked FULL/MOD. Bbls #1 were orig choked FULL/IMP-MOD but were apparently returned to factory & modified to CYL on right bbl. Both bbls have tapered, concave, matted ribs with dbl beads, ejectors & receiver has sgl selective trigger. Mounted with straight grain, American walnut with early style, kidney checkered, beavertail forearm & pistol grip stock, 13-1/4” over solid red Winchester pad. #1 Bbls: Bore diameter: left – .615, right – .617. Bore restrictions: left – .019, right – .000. Wall thickness: left – .032, right – .029. #2 Bbls: Bore diameter: left – .613, right – .614. Bore restrictions: left – .018, right – .010. Wall thickness: left – .030, right – .028. Drop at heel: 2-1/2”, drop at comb: 1-5/8”. Weight with #1 Bbls: 6 lbs. 7.68 oz. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls #1 retain about 90% strong orig blue with a few light scrapes & some nicks over right chamber area, bright shiny bores. Bbls #2 retain about 85% orig blue, thin around muzzles & on both sides over chamber areas with a few spots of light rust, bright shiny bores. Receiver retains about 70% orig blue; thin around edges & on bottom. Wood is sound with numerous light nicks & scratches showing moderate to heavy wear & retains 80-85% orig varnish. Mechanics are fine. 4-56768 JR580 (4,000-6,000)

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*WINCHESTER MODEL 21 FIELD GRADE DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN 2-BBL SET. Cal. 16 ga. SN 9477. Early “21” with 26” bbls (#1) choked MOD/IMP-CYL and 28” bbls (#2) choked SKEET1/SKEET2 that were originally choked FULL/MOD. Both bbls have tapered, concave, matted ribs, extractor & receiver has a blue, sgl selective trigger. Mounted with beautiful, shell grain, American walnut with splinter forearm & pistol grip stock, 14” over a Winchester embossed hard rubber buttplate. #1 BBLS: Bore diameter: left – .668, right – .668. Bore restrictions: left – .009, right – .005. Wall thickness: left – .027, right – .025. #2 BBLS: Bore diameter: left – .670, right – .669. Bore restrictions: left – .006, right – .003. Wall thickness: left – .022, right – .026. Drop at heel: 2-5/8”, drop at comb: 1-1/2”. Weight with 28” bbls: 6 lbs. 10.56 oz. CONDITION: Very fine. #1 bbls retain 75-80% strong orig blue, thin & gray over left bbl at chamber and thinning over right bbl. Light scratches by tip of forearm. #2 bbls retain 92-93% fine restored blue, thin over chamber areas with a small scrape or two. Receiver, floorplate & trigger guard retain most of, what is probably, a factory restored finish with some thinning on bottom edges. Wood is sound and retains about all of a reddish color, professionally restored finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores. 4-60664 (4,000-7,000)

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*WINCHESTER FIELD GRADE MODEL 21 DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. Cal. 12 ga. SN 32137. Late Model 21 with 30” bbls choked FULL/MOD with tapered, concave, matted rib, sgl bead, ejectors & blued sgl selective trigger. Top tang has “SAFE” in gold. Mounted with extremely beautiful, exhibition quality, center crotch cut, flame grain, American walnut with late style diamond checkered beavertail forearm & pistol grip stock, 14” over a Winchester black composition buttplate. Bottom of stock has a gold initial oval engraved “DHS”. Bore diameter: left – .729, right – .730. Bore restrictions: left – .035, right – .014. Wall thickness: left – .033, right – .045. Drop at heel: 2-3/8”, drop at comb: 1-3/8”. Weight: 7 lbs. 10.24 oz. CONDITION: Extremely fine, near new. Has been fired but very little. Overall retains virtually all of its bright, orig factory finish to both metal & wood. There is one small spot on floorplate and a tiny amount of flaking on tip of top tang. Stock & forearm have only one or two very small storage marks, otherwise are without blemishes. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bores. 4-58749 JR573 (4,000-7,000)

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*FIELD GRADE WINCHESTER MODEL 21 DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. Cal. 12 ga. SN 19965. Fine post-war “21” with 30” bbls choked FULL/MOD with tapered, concave matted rib, sgl bead, ejectors & blued sgl selective trigger. Mounted with highly figured, center crotch cut, flame grain, American walnut with deluxe checkered, beavertail forearm & pistol grip stock, 14” over a Winchester embossed, hard rubber buttplate. Bore diameter: left – .733, right – .734. Bore restrictions: left – .039, right – .014. Wall thickness: left – .037, right – .033. Drop at heel: 2-3/8”, drop at comb: 1-3/8”. Weight: 7 lbs. 10.56 oz. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbls retain about 98% strong, bright, orig factory blue & receiver about all of its orig factory blue with floorplate about 90% with some flaking. Trigger guard retains about all of its orig blue. Stock has a very thin grain check on left side, otherwise wood is sound with minor handling & use marks and retains virtually all of its bright, orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bores. 4-60661 JR549 (6,000-8,000)

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*WINCHESTER MODEL 21 SKEET GRADE DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. Cal. 12 ga. SN 12848. Fine skeet grade dbl with 26” bbls choked WS1/WS2 with tapered, concave, matted rib, Bradley red ivory front bead & silver middle bead, ejectors & sgl selective trigger. Mounted with nicely figured, flame grain, American walnut with early style kidney pattern checkered beavertail forearm & straight stock, 14-3/8” over a Winchester solid red pad. Floorplate is marked “SKEET”. Bore diameter: left – .730, right – .730. Bore restrictions: left – .011, right – .003. Wall thickness: left – .032, right – .030. Drop at heel: 1-7/8”, drop at comb: 1-1/2”. Weight: 7 lbs. 11.84 oz. CONDITION: Fine, as restored. Bbls retain a smooth, strong finish turning plum with thinned bbl markings. Receiver, floorplate & trigger guard retain strong bright blue. Forearm has a hairline at rear edge, otherwise wood is sound & retains most of a fine restored finish. Ejectors are a little soft, otherwise mechanics are fine. Bright shiny bores. 4-59032 JR574 (2,500-4,000)

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1749

*CASED J. WOODWARD & SONS BEST QUALITY OVER/UNDER SHOTGUN. Cal. 16 ga. SN 6429. Spectacular & light superposed shotgun with 24” Sir Joseph Whitworth’s Fluid Pressed Steel bbls choked MOD/MOD with flat solid rib that is hand matted with sgl bead & a gold “2” at breech end. Top of rib has maker’s name & address and the bbl steel information. It has 2-9/16” chambers with ejectors & sgl non-selective trigger. Thumb lever opens to the left. Mounted with very beautiful, streaky, marble cake, French or Circassian walnut with checkered beavertail forearm & Prince of Wales stock with raised teardrop side panels, 14-1/2” over a solid red pad with slight cast off. Grip cap is smooth horn & there is a blank gold initial plate on bottom. Receiver & appended metal parts are very beautifully engraved with extremely fine, tight English rose & scroll patterns with maker’s name on each side. Fences are deep sculptured with side reinforcements & engraving extends over top and onto top bbl. There is a corresponding gold “2” on thumb lever and another on the metal forend tip. Top tang has “SAFE” in gold and safety is an unusual shape with an oval at the end. It has blued screws & pins with gold line cocked indicator. Bottom of receiver is marked “WOODWARD,S / PATENT / OVER & UNDER” and trigger bow is marked “WOODWARD’S SINGLE TRIGGER”. Accompanied by an orig Woodward leather trunk case with green felt lining, compartmented in bottom for bbls & stocked receiver with a pair of Woodward 12 ga. snap caps. Top section is compartmented for cleaning equipment & other necessities. Inside lid is an orig Woodward label. Bore diameter: top – .666, bottom – .666. Bore restrictions: top – .014, bottom – .013. Wall thickness: top – .032, bottom – .031. Drop at heel: 2-5/8”, drop at comb: 1-5/8”. Weight: 5 lbs. 15.04 oz. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain 96-97% fine professionally restored blue with some slight muzzle & breech end wear. Receiver & lockplates are bright, silvered case colors and trigger guard retains most of its restored blue. Wood is sound and retains about all of a fine professionally restored finish. Mechanics are a little stiff, but crisp. Brilliant shiny bores. Case is fine showing light to moderate wear with some light wear to lining. 4-60380 JR682 (37,500-47,500)

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*JAMES WOODWARD & SONS SIDELOCK OVER/UNDER SHOTGUN. Cal. 16 ga. SN 6803. Scarce & beautiful shotgun with 24” superposed bbls choked IMP-CYL/CYL with flat, hand serrated, tapered rib with sgl bead, ejectors & dbl triggers. Bottom flat of bbls is marked with 1 oz. proofs with orig 2-1/2” chambers that were opened to 2-3/4”, apparently by the factory, as it also has “2-3/4” marking. Right side of top bbl is also marked “2-3/4”, apparently a re-proof. Left side of top bbl has maker’s name & address. Mounted in very highly figured, streaky, French or Circassian walnut with checkered, beavertail forearm & Prince of Wales stock, 14-3/4” over a leather covered pad. Grip cap is hard rubber and it has a gold initial plate engraved with a griffin. Receiver & lockplates are beautifully engraved with fine English rose & scroll patterns with maker’s name & scrolls on each lockplate. Lockplates have gold line cocked indicators. Fences are deeply sculpted and the top tang has “SAFE” in gold. Bottom of receiver is marked “WOODWARD’S / PATENT / OVER & UNDER”. Bore diameter: top – .667, bottom – .666. Bore restrictions: top – .005, bottom – .008. Wall thickness: top – .025, bottom – .025. Drop at heel: 2-1/2”, drop at comb: 1-7/16”. Weight: 6 lbs. 4.16 oz. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain about 95% strong orig blue. Left lockplate retains 75-80% faded case colors & right 40-50%. Receiver retains bright case colors in very sheltered areas, being predominately silvered patina. Stock has a repaired crack through wrist with a crack at tip of forearm, otherwise wood is sound with normal handling & use marks showing moderate wear & retaining most of a professionally restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bores. 4-60381 JR683 (37,500-47,500)

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*SCARCE WESTLEY RICHARDS OVUNDO MODEL DROPLOCK OVER/UNDER SHOTGUN. Cal. 12 ga. SN 17620. Beautiful superposed shotgun with 30” bbls choked FULL/IMP-CYL with raised, solid, concave, smooth rib with silver front bead & ivory middle bead, sgl under bite with dbl rear bites, ejectors and sgl selective trigger. Rib is marked with maker’s name & address and model name. It is nitro-proofed for 1-1/4 oz. with 2-3/4” chambers. Mounted with very nicely figured, English walnut with fine checkered rnd forearm with horn tip and straight stock with raised teardrop side panels, 14-3/8” over a checkered butt. Boxlock action with sideplates is very beautifully engraved with foliate arabesque patterns & maker’s name on each side. Top tang has “SAFE” in gold and trigger plate has “O” and “U” in gold. Inside of hinged floorplate & internal mechanisms are all beautifully jeweled. Engraving patterns extend over bbl reinforcements with fine border patterns over top of bbl & rib. Bore diameter: top – .736, bottom – .738. Bore restrictions: top – .015, bottom – .047. Wall thickness: top – .024, bottom – .032. Drop at heel: 2-5/8”, drop at comb: 1-1/2”. Weight: 7 lbs. 13.44 oz. Accompanied by a letter from Westley Richards fully identifying this shotgun as having been sold to H.G. Spurgeon of Winnepeg in 1924. Also accompanying are copies of the production record. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Has been used, but very little. Bbls retain 97-98% glossy orig blue with minor muzzle edge wear & a couple small dings on each side. Receiver & sideplates retain most of their orig case colors, somewhat faded on receiver and right sideplate. Forearm has a repaired crack on right side, otherwise wood is sound and retains all of an extremely fine, very professional restoration. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores. 4-60728 JR474 (20,000-30,000)

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1752

*KERSTEN ELECTRO DELUXE LIVE BIRD OVER/UNDER SHOTGUN. Cal. 20 ga. SN 5201. Beautiful German made shotgun, actually made by Fritz Kiess & Co., Suhl with a triple scalloped boxlock receiver with cocked indicators and Merkel style flat reinforcements. It is made without safety on top tang which undoubtedly makes it a live bird gun. It has 29-13/16” superposed bbls choked MOD/CYL with solid side ribs & a wide matted flat raised rib with sgl bead & “KERSTEN ELECTRO” in gold. It has dbl bite with dbl crossbolt bbl extensions & ejectors. Mounted with very highly figured streaky French walnut with narrow checkered beavertail forearm & pistol grip stock with raised, checkered, fleur-de-lis side panels with fluted horn grip cap, 14-1/4” over a leather faced pad. It has sgl selective trigger. Receiver & appended metal are beautifully engraved with deep relief gold setter in foreground & pointer in background in a very detailed field scene on left side with two gold flying partridge & another partridge at front edge of receiver. Right side has a raised gold setter with a German shorthair in background in a very detailed scene & two flying pheasant on front end, one in raised gold. Balance of receiver has full coverage oak leaf & acorn patterns. Trigger bow has a raised gold flying duck in an oval marsh scene. There are light patterns at muzzles & rib appears to be hand matted. All of engraving is executed in great detail. Drop at heel: 2-1/4”, drop at comb: 1-3/4”. Bore restrictions: top – .033, bottom – .018. Wall thickness: top – .028, bottom – .036. Bore diameter: top – .698, bottom – .698. Weight: 7 lbs. 2.88 oz. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain 97-98% strong orig blue & receiver about all of its orig coin finish. Trigger guard retains about all of its orig blue. Wood is sound with minor nicks & scratches with some finger ring marks on right side of wrist and retains most of a fine hand rubbed orig oil finish. Checkering shows light to moderate wear. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bores. 4-60729 JR306 (9,000-12,000)

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*CONNECTICUT SHOTGUN CO. OVER/UNDER SHOTGUN. Cal. 20 ga. SN G316. Spectacular & rare modern over/under with 28” superposed bbls choked FULL/IMP-MOD, a raised, flat, matted rib with brass bead, ejectors & sgl non-selective trigger. Mounted with exceptional figured honey & chocolate Circassian walnut with diamond checkered beavertail forearm & straight stock with raised teardrop side panels, 14-7/8” over a leather covered pad. Top bbl has “A. GALAZAN” in gold on left sideplates & the company name & address in gold on right side. Bbl flat is engraved with serial number & “20 GAUGE – 2-3/4 IN”. Sidelock receiver, built without exposed screws has about 80% coverage, extremely fine & tight, English style, foliate arabesque engraving & is signed on trigger plate “A. TUSCANO, ENG.” It has “GALAZAN” in gold on both sides. Trigger guard, for left hand shooter is engraved to match with initials “JEF” in gold & serial number in gold on tang. Drop at heel: 2”, drop at comb: 1-1/2”. Bore restrictions: top – .031, bottom – .027. Wall thickness: top – .033, bottom – .032. Bore diameter: top – .623, bottom – .622. Weight: 7 lbs. 2.24 oz. Accompanied by its orig canvas & leather Connecticut Shotgun Co. green felt lined trunk case compartmented for shotgun & bbls with other empty compartments. CONDITION: Extremely fine, as new, has been fired but very little. Bbls retain all of their orig bright blue with some slight wear under forearm. Receiver & lockplates retain virtually all of the brilliant orig case colors. Wood is sound & shows very slight sharp edge wear around teardrops with a minor tiny handling mark or two & retains virtually all of its brilliant orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bores. 4-58386 JR312 (30,000-40,000)

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1754

SCARCE CASED CHARLES LANCASTER SIDELOCK OVER/UNDER SHOTGUN TWO BARREL SET. Cal. 12 ga. SN 13922. Fewer than 35 Lancaster O/U shotguns were made of which only about 12 were sidelocks. Fine 2-bbl set of this unusual shotgun with two sets of Whitworth steel bbls, 28” (#1) choked MOD/IMP-CYL and 32” (#2) choked FULL/MOD. Both have plain tops with small ramp front beads with doll’s head bbl extension, ejectors & dbl triggers. Left side of bbl ribs is marked “HAMMERLESS EJECTOR PATENT” and right side has maker’s name & address. Mounted with very nicely figured, English walnut with unusual shaped wrap around forearm with sculpted horn tip and straight hand stock, 14-3/8” over a serrated butt. Receiver & lockplates are beautifully engraved with fine foliate arabesque patterns in about 70% coverage with maker’s name on each lockplate & “C. LANCASTER / LONDON” in ribbons on each side of receiver. Fences are beautifully sculpted in sweeping ribs with a hump back top tang that has “SAFE” in gold. Bottom of stock has a gold initial oval engraved “D.R.H.” Accompanied by its orig, green felt lined, trunk case with orig brass & ebony cleaning rod, a pair of Hussey horn handled turn screws, the orig brass & ebony cleaning rod handle, a pair of orig Lancaster nickeled snap caps, a nickeled rnd oil bottle and a leather pouch with cleaning pull through. A covered compartment in the end contains five replacement springs for hammers & opening levers along with one replacement firing pin. Also accompanying is an Aug. 1939 letter from Abercrombie & Fitch to a Mr. Dan R. Hanna of Cleveland, Ohio regarding the chambers of this shotgun. Sides of bbl reinforcements are marked “2-1/2 INCH CASES” and in fact are now 2-3/4” chambers. Both sets of bbls are nitro-proofed and re-proofed for 1-1/8 oz. of shot. #1 BBLS: Bore diameter: top – .728, bottom – .739. Bore restrictions: top – .002, bottom – .026. (Appears to have been “jug choked”.) Wall thickness: top – .031, bottom – .026. #2 BBLS: Bore diameter: top – .736, bottom – .735. Bore restrictions: top – .021, bottom – .040. (Also appears to have been “jug choked”.) Wall thickness: top – .031, bottom – .030. Drop at heel: 2-5/8”, drop at comb: 1-1/2”. Weight with 28” bbls: 6 lbs. 14.4 oz. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. #1 bbls retain about 90% thin orig blue. #2 bbls retain about 95% orig blue turning slightly plum. Lockplates retain most of their faded, orig case colors. Receiver has case colors turned silver with traces of colors in sheltered area. Stock has a hairline back of top tang, otherwise wood is sound showing moderate to heavy wear and retains about all of a fine professionally restored finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores. Case exterior is dry & crackled showing moderate to heavy wear, missing handle & one of straps. Lock is functional & lining is fine with light to moderate soil and minor moth damage. Label is very fine. 4-59252 JR659 (14,000-17,000)

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*FINE HIGH GRADE DUMOULIN ROUND ACTION SIDELOCK DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. Cal. 12 ga. SN 79478. Fine Belgian made double with 27-5/8” Boehler Steel bbls choked MOD/IMP-CYL with tapered, concave, hand matted rib, with sgl bead, ejectors, third fastener, dbl underbites & a Jurjevic non-selective sgl trigger. Mounted with highly figured French walnut with checkered, splinter forearm & straight stock, 13-1/2” over a skip-line, checkered butt. The actual LOP should probably be about 14-1/4” as the Jurjevic trigger sets very far to rear of trigger guard. Receiver & lockplates are spectacularly engraved with sprays of foliate & floral decorations surrounded by 100% coverage, very fine arabesque patterns. Fences are deep relief engraved with sprays of flowers & leaves. Entire bottom of receiver & trigger plate are covered with sprays of flowers & leaves as is trigger bow. Maker’s name is in a flowing ribbon on each lockplate. Engraver’s signature “A. ROUFFIN” is on right side of trigger plate. Bore diameter: left – .724, right – .724. Bore restrictions: left – .019, right – .007. Wall thickness: left – .038, right – .035. Drop at heel: 2”, drop at comb: 1-1/4”. Weight: 6 lbs. 11.2 oz. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine. Bbls retain 98-99% strong, bright, orig factory blue & receiver & lockplates about all of their orig coin finish. Trigger guard retains virtually all of its orig blue with some thinning on lower tang. Stock has a hairline back of right lockplate, otherwise wood is sound and retains about all of its bright, orig, factory finish with a minor handling mark or two. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bores. 4-59146 JR550 (8,000-12,000)

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*WESTLEY RICHARDS BOXLOCK DROP ACTION DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. Cal. 16 ga. SN 01084. Beautiful English double with 27-3/4” bbls choked FULL/MOD with tapered, concave, smooth rib with sgl bead, ejectors, dbl under bites & third fastener. It has a sgl selective trigger. Mounted with very nicely figured, checkered, streaky English walnut with black horn-tipped splinter forearm and straight stock, 14-1/4” over a thin, Old English pad. Bottom of stock has a silver initial plate engraved “JFF”. Receiver & appended iron are very beautifully engraved in intertwined, foliate & floral arabesque patterns. Maker’s name is in a panel on each side. Fences have a narrow raised rib around their back edges. Bore diameter: left – .664, right – .661. Bore restrictions: left – .027, right – .003. Wall thickness: left – .038, right – .035. Drop at heel: 2-1/4”, drop at comb: 1-1/2”. Weight: 6 lbs. .26 oz. CONDITION: Extremely fine, as professionally restored. Bbls retain most of a fine English style bright blue and receiver virtually all of its brilliant case colors. Floorplate has a small scrape from forend iron, otherwise it and trigger guard retain virtually all of their bright blue. Wood is sound with minor handling & use marks and retains virtually all of its beautiful professionally restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bores. 4-58373 JR449 (9,000-12,000)

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*FRANCOTTE MODEL 30 DBL BBL SHOTGUN. Cal. 20 ga. SN 87554. Fine, lightweight little double with 26” bbls choked MOD/CYL with narrow, tapered, concave, matted rib with sgl bead, Greener crossbolt rib extension, dbl bite & ejectors. Right bbl is engraved “VON LENGERKE & DETMOLD” & left side “U.S. AGENTS NEW YORK”. Bbl flats are marked with 2-1/2” proofs but chambers measure 2-3/4”, apparently having been opened up. Receiver is a boxlock with sideplates & dbl triggers. Mounted with very highly figured, streaky, French walnut with checkered splinter forearm & straight stock, 14-1/4” over an Old English solid red pad. Bottom of stock has a gold initial plate engraved “JHH”. Receiver & sideplates are very nicely engraved with two flying pigeons on each side & two flying ducks on floorplate, all surrounded with fine, light foliate arabesque patterns & maker’s name & address on each side. Fences are deep relief engraved with foliate patterns & side clips. Accompanied by a modern, green felt lined, tan leather, trunk case. Bore diameter: left – .627, right – .627. Bore restrictions: left – .024, right – .000. Wall thickness: left – .022, right – .024. Drop at heel: 2”, drop at comb: 1-1/4”. Weight: 5 lbs. 10.24 oz. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain 88-90% orig blue turning plum over forearm area with a cleaned area on each side toward the muzzle. Receiver & sideplates are a bright silver patina from faded cases colors with floorplate a little dark. Stock has a hairline back of top tang, otherwise wood is sound & retains most of a professionally restored finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores. Case is very fine, slightly faded interior. 4-59092 JR331 (2,500-4,000)

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*CASED VOUZELAUD DBL BBL SHOTGUN. Cal. 12 ga. SN GP1915. Fine French made shotgun with 30” bbls choked MOD/IMP-CYL with smooth, tapered, concave rib & sgl brass bead. It has ejectors, third fastener, sleeved dbl chopper lumps & dbl triggers. Fitted with very highly figured French walnut with extremely fine, checkered, splinter forearm & straight stock with raised teardrop side panels, 14-1/4” over an equally fine checkered butt. Bottom of stock has a blank silver oval initial plate. Receiver is coin finished with full 7-pin sidelocks with light border decorations & a wonderfully engraved goose on bottom. Trigger bow is engraved with a large “V” & light arabesque patterns. Fences have a fine rib around rear edges & maker’s name is on water table. Accompanied by its orig, green felt lined, leather trunk case, compartmented for the entire shotgun with a covered compartment containing cleaning bits & wiping cloths. It also has its orig felt sleeves & maker’s label inside lid along with maker’s specification sheet. Consignor is daughter of the manufacturer. Bore diameter: left – .724, right – .724. Bore restrictions: left – .013, right – .005. Wall thickness: left – .040, right – .036. Drop at heel: 2-7/8”, drop at comb: 1-1/8”. Weight: 7 lbs .96 oz. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine, as new, appears to be unfired. Retains virtually all of its orig factory finish to both metal & wood. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bores. Case is fine showing light soil outside with nicks & scratches & wear on the edges. Interior is lightly soiled. 4-56701 (3,000-5,000)

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1759

GREENER BEST QUALITY BOXLOCK DAMASCUS DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. Cal. 12 ga. SN 40173. Beautiful high grade Greener with 30” bbls choked FULL/FULL with tapered, concave, smooth rib, sgl bead with Greener cross bolt rib extension. Rib is marked with maker’s name & address along with “WINNER AT THE LONDON GUN TRIALS 1875, 1877, 1878 & 1879”, then is succeeded by a Berlin address. Mounted with very nicely figured, streaky, French walnut with full checkered, horn tipped, splinter forearm & diamond wrist, Prince of Wales rnd knob stock with black horn diamonds inlaid at back of side panels. It is 14-3/8” over a diamond checkered butt with engraved heel & toe plates. It has a blank silver initial oval on bottom with sling loops. Left side panel has a Greener thumb safety with “SAFE” in gold. Receiver, with its beautifully sculpted, scalloped fences is very nicely engraved with about 75-80% coverage very fine foliate arabesque patterns with maker’s name on each side. Trigger guard is engraved to match & is inscribed at the tang end “WILLIAM NORTHROP / NEW YORK, CITY”. Bore diameter: left – .737, right – .735. Bore restrictions: left – .039, right – .040. Wall thickness: left – .030, right – .036. Drop at heel: 2-1/4”, drop at comb: 1-1/2”. Weight: 7 lbs. 14.08 oz. CONDITION: Very fine, as restored. Bbls retain a light brown Damascus pattern, somewhat thinned over chamber & forearm areas. Receiver retains all of its beautiful Turnbull restored case colors with thumb lever & trigger guard retaining about all of their beautiful restored blue. Stock has a hairline back of top tang, otherwise wood is sound showing moderate wear with a small bruise or two on right side and a factory filled flaw & retains about all of a beautiful hand rubbed oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bores with a few scattered spots of light pitting. 4-59255 JR544 (4,000-6,000)

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1760

FINE WATSON BROTHERS DAMASCUS DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. Cal. 16 ga. SN 6953. Best quality boxlock dbl with 28” damascus bbls choked FULL/CYL with tapered, concave, smooth rib, sgl bead, ejectors & sgl non-selective trigger. Mounted with very beautiful, highly figured, streaky, honey & chocolate, French or Circassian walnut with checkered, splinter forearm & straight stock with raised teardrop side panels, 14-1/2” over a leather covered pad. Bottom of stock has a silver initial oval engraved “JFF”. Receiver is beautifully engraved with about 50-60% coverage fine foliate arabesque patterns with appended metal pieces & parts engraved to match. Top tang has “SAFE” in gold. Bore diameter: left – .679, right – .676. Bore restrictions: left – .038, right – .008. Wall thickness: left – .021, right – .019. Drop at heel: 2”, drop at comb: 1-1/2”. Weight: 5 lbs. 14.4 oz. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain all of their beautiful restored brown Damascus pattern with faint muzzle & chamber end wear. Receiver retains 30-40% faint orig case colors with balance turned silver. Wood is sound & retains about all of a beautiful, professionally restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bores. 4-58374 JR567 (7,500-10,000)

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1761

*AUGUSTE FRANCOTTE BOXLOCK DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. Cal. 16 ga. SN 22591. Fine high quality dbl with 26-3/4” Siemens Martin Steel bbls with tapered, concave, matted rib, sgl bead, ejectors with third fastener & dbl underbites. Receiver has dbl triggers. Bbl flats are marked “65 MM” (2-5/8” chambers) but measure 2-3/4”, apparently having been opened up. Mounted with very highly figured, streaky, French walnut with checkered, splinter forearm & Prince of Wales rnd knob stock, 14-1/2” over a checkered butt. It has narrow European sling swivels. Receiver is nicely engraved with foliate arabesque & floral patterns with about 70% coverage. Water table & standing breech are case colored with outside surfaces & trigger guard coin finished. Bore diameter: left – .674, right – .672. Bore restrictions: left – .026, right – .015. Wall thickness: left – .026, right – .027. Drop at heel: 2-1/4”, drop at comb: 1-3/8”. Weight: 5 lbs. 14.4 oz. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls appear to retain about all of a beautiful, high luster, professionally restored blue. Receiver retains about all of its fine coin finish that does not appear to be a restoration. There is a hairline on left side panel, otherwise wood is sound and retains about all of a fine professionally restored oil finish with light surface scratches on right side of butt. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bores. 4-59143 JR565 (2,500-4,000)

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1762

*DAVIDSON IMPORT SMALL FRAME DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. Cal. 410. SN LI39934. Spanish made double with 25-1/2” bbls, choked FULL / IMPCYL with tapered matted flat rib with double beads, extractor and gold plated double triggers. Mounted with nicely figured slab sawed European walnut with checkered splinter forearm and pistol grip stock 14-1/4” over a basket weave hard-rubber buttplate. The bottom of the stock has a blank silver oval initial plate. The receiver is coin finished with light foliate arabesque patterns. The floor plate and trigger guard are engraved to match. Unable to gauge bore diameter, bore restrictions or wall thickness. Drop at heel: 2-1/2”, drop at comb: 1-1/8”. Weight: 5 lbs 10.24 oz. CONDITION: Very fine. Has been fired, but very little and retains virtually all of its orig factory finish to both metal and wood with some light, fine pinpoints of rust on the sides of the receiver. Mechanics are fine. Bright, shiny bores. Dr. Poppell Collection 4-59277 JR595 (500-800)

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1763

RARE PARKER GH GRADE DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. Cal. 8 ga. SN 171981. Built on a No. 6 frame with 36” Parker special steel bbls, with tapered, concave, matted rib, sgl bead, extractor & an unusual sgl selective trigger. The selector switch is a small serrated knob beside top tang. Mounted with nicely figured, feather crotch cut, American walnut with checkered, splinter forearm and pistol grip stock, 13-5/8” over a Parker dog’s head hard rubber buttplate. Stock has a reinforcing pin through the side panels. Receiver is engraved with typical G-patterns of two ducks on left side, two geese on right side & two geese on floorplate. It has maker’s name on each side and there are light foliate arabesque patterns. Unable to gauge bore diameter, bore restrictions or wall thickness. Drop at heel: 2-5/8”, drop at comb: 1-3/8”. Weight: 13 lbs. 4.48 oz. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain most of a satin, restored finish with muzzles having been slightly dressed. Receiver retains case colors in sheltered areas, being mostly a dark silver/brown patina. Stock, with its repair in wrist, otherwise wood is sound and retains most of its orig varnish on buttstock with some oil staining around receiver & tangs. The forearm is sound and retains most of an old refinish with some dark staining around the iron. Mechanics are fine, very bright shiny bores. Dr. Poppell Collection 4-59286 JR458 (8,000-12,000)

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1764

RARE PARKER GH GRADE DAMASCUS DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. Cal. 8 ga. SN 96344. Built on a No. 6 frame with 38” fine Damascus steel bbls with tapered, concave, matted rib, sgl bead, doll’s head rib extension, extractor & dbl triggers. Mounted with very highly figured, burl & shell grain, checkered, American walnut with splinter forearm & pistol grip stock with raised side panels, 14” over a Parker dog’s head hard rubber buttplate. Unable to gauge Bore diameter, bore restrictions or wall thickness. Drop at heel: 2-1/2”, drop at comb: 1-3/8”. Weight: 15 lbs. 3.52 oz. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain virtually all of their professionally restored blue/gray Damascu