Important Firearms Auction March 2011
SOLD! Robust Sale Equals $10 Million

Auction: March 14 & 15, 2011

Preview: March 11 - 13, 2011

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

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1001a
Revised: 2/21/2011

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**H & R REISING MODEL 50 (C&R). SN 6944. Cal. .45ACP. 14″ bbl including 6 slot finned compensator. Drift adjustable horizontal front sight, elevation adjustable rear sight. Beautiful nicely figured walnut uncheckered is stamped “CITY OF PITTSBURGH” indicating municipal ownership at one time. Stock has metal butt plate. Includes one magazine. Firing mechanism operates smoothly when cycled by hand. This weapon appears fully functional. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is excellent, high 90s. 97%+ smooth, deep, rich commercial grade blue. Wooden stock shows some handling marks. Selector/safety is color case hardened. Bolt and bolt face in very good condition. Bore has crisp, strong rifling with quite a bit of shininess to it and may clean up better. One of the more attractive Reising SMG’s that has come through this auction house. 4-40497 JWK6 (3,000-5,000)

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1053
Revised: 3/12/2011

Correction: The image in the catalog shows the gun with checkered walnut grips. The gun is now fitted with the correct Colt factory hard rubber grips per the catalog description. (the illustrated walnut grips are also included)

*COLT MODEL 1902 MILITARY SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 38659. Cal. 38 ACP. Standard production model with blue finish, 6″ bbl, fixed sights and serrations at the rear of the slide. Left side of slide has usual company name & address and patent dates. Right side is marked “AUTOMATIC COLT / CALIBRE 38 RIMLESS SMOKELESS” and it has the rampant Colt at the left rear of the slide. Left side of frame has a slidelock and there is a lanyard swivel in the left heel. Mounted with “COLT” marked rampant Colt hard rubber grips and accompanied by one orig all blue military magazine. These pistols were readily accepted by the buying public as one of the first very successful American made semi-auto pistols with approx. 18,000 produced in the period 1902-1929. There was even a small contract for the U.S. Government. They were very popular with the American shooters, both as a protection sidearm and target pistol. They were actually still in service well into the 1950s in the hands of experienced target shooters. They were inherently reliable & accurate. PROVENANCE: Walker Inman Trust. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Overall retains virtually all of a fantastic, professionally restored finish, probably by Colt, with bright Colt style blue and case colors. Grips show light diamond point wear and are completely sound. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with fine pitting in a couple of grooves near muzzle. 4-41273 JR203 (3,000-5,000)

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1056
Revised: 3/12/2011

Correction: This gun is Modern. It is NOT noted in the catalog.

SCARCE PRE-WWII COLT ACE CIVILIAN SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 6788. Cal. 22 LR. Blue finish with 5″ fixed chamber bbl marked on lower right side “COLT ACE 22 MATCH”. Left side of slide is marked with the usual company name & address and patent dates with the rampant Colt at rear edge. Right side is marked “COLT ACE (in a diamond) .22 LONG / RIFLE”. Slide is mounted with factory adjustable rear sight and thick front sight with serrated rear edge. Pistol is mounted with full checkered walnut grips and accompanied by a post-war solid blue magazine with marked alloy metal base. Also accompanied by its orig yellow hang tag, “Form 152” for the rear sight. Additionally accompanied by its orig dark maroon hinged lid box with blue & white end label and marked on bottom with the SN. Box also contains a bristle brush with twisted wire handle in its orig paper sleeve and an owner’s pamphlet for the Ace pistol with floating chamber. Also accompanied by a Colt factory letter identifying this pistol, as found, with type of stocks not listed and shipped to E. Cosgrove, Silver City, New Mexico on Dec. 7, 1936 in a shipment of two same type guns. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Overall retains about all of its fine orig factory charcoal blue with only slight muzzle & sharp edge wear on the slide. Front strap is very slightly thinned with one small lightened area. Grips are crisp with slight diamond point wear. Magazine is very fine. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Box has a couple of repaired corners with moderate edge wear and is basically sound with light soil and sharp label. Brush & pamphlet are fine. 4-42005 JR168 (5,000-8,000)

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1058
Revised: 3/12/2011

Additional Information: At the time the front site was replaced the top end of the slide (near the site) was freshened with cold blue.

*SCARCE PRE-WWII COLT SUPER 38 GOVERNMENT MODEL SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 505. Cal. 38 Super. First year production, blue finish with 5″ bbl and mounted with full checkered walnut grips. Bottom edge of left grip is hand scratched “G.D. POPE”. Left side of slide has usual company name & address and patent dates and right side is marked “COLT SUPER .38 / AUTOMATIC” and has the rampant Colt. Slide is matching numbered to the frame. Sights are period of use replacements by King with a brass bead Sheard front sight and an adjustable rear sight. Accompanied by two orig 2-tone 38 Super magazines with marked bases. Altogether a fine pistol that can be used as is or restored to orig configuration with the addition of orig sights. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Shows only light muzzle edge wear on the slide and very faint sharp edge wear elsewhere with crisp front strap and grip safety. Bbl & bolt face show very little wear. Grips have a few mashed diamonds and show light diamond point wear. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Both magazines retain virtually all of their strong orig finish with some minor discoloration on the “white” areas. 4-42044 JR188 (2,000-3,000)

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1076
Revised: 3/12/2011

Correction: This is not an original old Shanxi Broomhandle produced at the Taiyuan Arsenal. Estimate should be $400-$600

*RARE SHANXI BROOMHANDLE SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 1030. Cal. 45 ACP. Scarce pistol with 5-1/2″ tapered rnd bbl with integral barleycorn front sight and 1,000 meter rear sight. Right & left sides of frame are marked with various Chinese characters and it is mounted with 14-groove bag shaped wood grips that are numbered to this pistol. It also has a lanyard stud in butt. According to a brief Wikipedia Internet search, approx. 8,500 of these pistols were produced at the Taiyuan Arsenal beginning in about 1929 for Warlord Yen Hsi-Shan in Shansi Province. Warlord Yen had these pistols manufactured for his troops to standardize ammunition to be compatible with the Chinese copies of the Thompson sub-machine gun he was issuing to his troops. Accompanied by a Chinese marked brown leather shoulder holster with shoulder strap that has 20 ctg loops and a pouch for two stripper clips. Also accompanied by a Chinese carved wooden holster stock as copied from the Mauser C96 with a leather boot and shoulder strap. They were used throughout WWII and the Chinese Civil War and are rarely found with much orig finish. PROVENANCE: Dr. Leonard Goldfarb Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Overall retains about 98-99% strong orig factory blue with only slight sharp edge wear. Grips are extremely fine. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. Both holster & stock are new. 4-41200 JR132 (4,000-7,000)

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1077
Revised: 3/12/2011

Correction: This is not an original old Shanxi Broomhandle produced at the Taiyuan Arsenal.

*SCARCE SHANXI TYPE 17 BROOMHANDLE SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 1583. Cal. 45 ACP. Scarce pistol with 5-1/2″ tapered rnd bbl with integral barleycorn front sight and 1,000 meter rear sight. Right & left sides of frame are marked with various Chinese characters and it is mounted with 14-groove bag shaped wood grips that are numbered to this pistol. It also has a lanyard stud in butt. According to a brief Wikipedia Internet search, approx. 8,500 of these pistols were produced at the Taiyuan Arsenal beginning in about 1929 for Warlord Yen Hsi-Shan in Shansi Province. Warlord Yen had these pistols manufactured for his troops to standardize ammunition to be compatible with the Chinese copies of the Thompson sub-machine gun he was issuing to his troops. They were used throughout WWII and the Chinese Civil War and are rarely found with much orig finish. PROVENANCE: Walker Inman Trust. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all matching including grips. Overall retains about all of its strong orig blue with a couple of small scratches on bbl and slight sharp edge wear. Grips are crisp. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, may be unfired. 4-41269 JR83 (4,000-6,000)

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1078
Revised: 3/12/2011

Correction: This is not an original old Shanxi Broomhandle produced at the Taiyuan Arsenal.

*CHINESE SHANXI BROOM HANDLE. SN 897. Cal. 45 ACP. Scarce pistol with 5-1/2″ tapered rnd bbl with integral barleycorn front sight and 1,000 meter rear sight. Right & left sides of frame are marked with various Chinese characters and it is mounted with 14-groove bag shaped wood grips that are numbered to this pistol. It also has a lanyard stud in butt. Importers mark “N. A. Co. Ridgefield, N.J.” is behind trigger guard. According to a brief Wikipedia Internet search, approx. 8,500 of these pistols were produced at the Taiyuan Arsenal beginning in about 1929 for Warlord Yen Hsi-Shan in Shansi Province. Warlord Yen had these pistols manufactured for his troops to standardize ammunition to be compatible with the Chinese copies of the Thompson sub-machine gun he was issuing to his troops. They were used throughout WWII and the Chinese Civil War and are rarely found with much orig finish. CONDITION: Very fine, retaining most of its blue, but thinning to gray brown on bbl, and area on right side of magazine well and floorplate, showing cleaning and pinprick pitting underneath. Bore is excellent. Grips show bruising at bottom. 4-42139 MGM142 (1,500-2,500)

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1092
Revised: 3/12/2011

Additional Information: The engraving as noted are signed by and executed by note Belgian engraver J. Leunen. Also Please Note: The marks on the barrel flat are Belgian (as they should be) not French.

*EXQUISITE JOHN BOLLIGER CUSTOM MODEL 70 WITH SCOPE. SN 137887. Cal. 338 Winchester Magnum. According to Mountain Riflery Certificate of Authenticity this supreme effort by John Bolliger Stockmaker, Richard Stickley Metalsmith, and Roger Kehr Engraver, took 1435 man hours to complete. When one looks at the quality of fit, finish and care shown in this rifle, one could not doubt the veracity of that number. 24″ Tapered full octagon Krieger match bbl has integrally milled top rib transitioning from raised quarter rib through low swamped area into raised front sight base. Top of rib is finely stippled, and fitted with one standing, two folding leaf express sight, with gold inlaid triangles on each blade, with bright polished rectangles marked for 50, 200, and 300 yards. Bronze front bead with flip-up night sight is longitudinally dovetailed into front base, which is fitted with knurled steel sight cover retained by spring detent. Pre 64 Model 70 action has straightened pear-shaped bolt handle with four round checkered panels on knob, and florally engraved tip. Custom Talley scope bases have been fitted to bridge and receiver ring. Bolt release has been customized and checkered. Custom bottom metal has been fitted featuring hinged straddle floorplate with serrated release lever button in trigger guard bow. All metal parts have been engraved with exceptionally well cut, delicately shaded, flowing scrolled acanthus. Leaves and tendrils have been polished to bright steel accentuating depth. Gold ribbon inlay frames this fine work on most exterior edges of metal. Overall effect of this treatment is quite striking. Central medallion of floorplate portrays Bulino rendering of recumbent roaring lion. Floral gold accents are inlaid on tops of sling eyes. Exceptional, exhibition quality, beautifully marbled, and slightly figured thin-shell walnut stock is meticulously inletted, sculpted, and finished. Highlights include flowing shadow line right hand cheekpiece, oval island bases for sling eyes, and a scrolled flourish at left rear of action terminating at bolt release. Besides the sling eyes, other furniture includes classic ebony forend tip with widow’s peak, engraved steel grip cap with trap, and beautifully inlaid and engraved steel buttplate with widow’s peak. Exceptional multi-paneled scrolled pattern borderless checkering with fleur di lis highlights is at 24 LPI. Leupold Vari-X III 1.5 – 5 X scope with duplex reticle is in Talley QD rings, engraved and inlaid matching remainder of rifle. Drop at heel: approx 2″, drop at comb: approx 1-5/8″. Weight without scope: 9 lbs. 9.6 oz, LOP 13-3/4″. CONDITION: Excellent, essentially as new, with only a few very minor marks in wood. Engraving on heel has browned slightly. 4-41209 MGM124 (17,500-22,500)

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1139
Revised: 3/7/2011

Additional Information: Also accompanying this lot is an original` copy of January 26, 1954 Look Magazine which features a fascinating 16 page chronicle of Hemingway’s African safari on which the Westley Richards .577NE was used.

*THE IMMORTAL ERNEST HEMINGWAY’S WESTLEY RICHARDS BEST QUALITY HAND DETACHABLE SINGLE TRIGGER EJECTOR DOUBLE RIFLE W/ORIGINAL CASE. SN 17425. Cal..577 Nitro Express. 750 gr. bullet, 100 gr. cordite. The Westley Richards Best quality rifle with hand detachable lock action (droplock) is as highly regarded among rifle connoisseurs as the Holland Royal and the Rigby Rising Bite. To find one of these iconic rifles in the .577 750 gr nitro caliber is very unusual. Added to this is the fact that this particular rifle was owned and used by Ernest Hemingway, a man of great charisma, a Nobel Prize winning, innovative author; war correspondent; uncompromising outdoorsman; hunter, fisherman, and acknowledged Man’s man; makes this fine rifle virtually priceless. It features: 26″ Steel shoe-lump bbls, with quarter rib and doll’s head extension. They are engraved “Westley Richards 178 New Bond St. London Gun Makers By Appointment to His Majesty George V Rex et Imp.” on sunken portion of rib, which is also scroll engraved at transitions to sights. Rear express sight has one standing, two folding platinum-line leaves marked for 100, 200, and 300 yards. Westley Richards patent front sight has longitudinally dovetailed silver bead with flip-up porcelain night sight, and folding hood. Top rear of bbl is engraved “.577 Cartridge” and “100/750 Grs.” Bbl flats have London nitro proofs for the full 100 grain cordite load. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with provisional proofs, SN, and “H. L” (bbl makers initials). Narrow sling loop is attached to a large base, screwed and soldered to bottom rib. Bottom portion of Westley Richards style regulating wedge has shell and scroll engraving at muzzle. Robust, case hardened, Westley Richards patent, hand detachable action features typical Westley pivoting top fastener, bushed strikers stamped “R” and “L”, nicely filed beads, automatic bolted safety (SAFE and BOLTED inlaid in gold), and Westley Richards patent single trigger with selector on trigger plate with “L” and “R” inlaid in gold. Water table is stamped with patent information for single trigger and detachable lock system, with detachable lock use number 2521 and single trigger use number 171. Action is engraved with well-cut, medium sized, shaded scroll with “Westley Richards” in ribands on either side. Charcoal blued, hinged lock recess cover has nearly full coverage of well cut scroll engraving with central oval vignette of rather naively portrayed black rhino running through open woodland. Blued trigger guard has prowling tiger on bow, and SN on grip, which terminates at steel trap grip cap. Dense, darkly streaked and figured European walnut, full pistol grip buttstock measures 15″ over Silvers pad. Stock features classic beaded and shadow line cheekpiece for right handed shooter, with ogee transition from bead to shadow line, approx. 22 LPI point pattern checkering with mullered borders, checkered side panels with line borders, and nicely shaped drop points. There is a vacant rectangular gold crest plate with scalloped borders, and sling loop on toe line. Splinter forend with Deeley release and Deeley ejector, has horn forend tip, and checkering matching buttstock. SN is stamped in left bbl channel. Drop at heel: Approx 2-3/4″, drop at comb: Approx. 1-7/8″. Weight: 15 lbs. 14 oz, LOP 15″. Maker’s best quality oak and leather case with shaped brass corners, and brass reinforcing plates at corners of oak frame, has typical Westley Richards push-button key lock, and sliding brass bolts, as well as, usual securing straps. Nearly intact “Flandre” “French line” shipping label is on lid, with passengers name: “Mary and Ernest Hemingway”, cabin numbers: “Suite 9 – 11” and with final destination: LeHavre, penciled in. Interior is lined in dark green cloth with large Westley Richards paper label and two other Westley Richards labels with “instructions for use”, and “instructions for cleaning”. Large label has SN penciled in. Case contains wood-covered steel 2-pc cleaning rod with brass trim and swivel head, old pull-through cleaning brush marked “577”, various other brushes, and two brass capped tin bottles, one for Rangoon oil (nearly full), and the other for special cleaning fluid, both with John Rigby & Co labels, one loaded Kynoch 577 cartridge, and one fired Eley case, as well as the original key. Accompanying the lot are a copy of the original factory ledger pages, and the fascinating, newly released hard cover book HEMINGWAY’S GUNS by Silvio Calabi, et al, in which an entire chapter is dedicated to this very rifle. To paraphrase passages from the book: ‘Before coming into Hemingway’s possession it was owned and used by international sportsman Winston Guest (a Churchill relative)in Kenya while hunting with Bror Blixen during the 1930’s. Hemingway, while hunting with Philip Purcival, met Guest and the two became lifelong friends. As he had for many of his close acquaintances, “Papa” had a special name for Guest … “Wolfie”. Guest still had the rifle when he settled Cuba in 1942 to oversee family business. He reunited and rekindled his friendship with EH and wound up second-in-command of the “Crook Factory”, Hemingway’s makeshift “FBI approved” counterintelligence ring charged with keeping an eye out for Axis agents. Never one to think small, Hemingway soon conceived of a new and more aggressive sort of clandestine warfare. The Caribbean was infested with German U-boats that were picking off tankers delivering fuel from refineries in New Orleans and Aruba to Britain. Up and down the Atlantic seaboard, American yachtsmen were answering the call to assist the US Navy in patrolling for German raiders. With diplomatic connivance, Papa armed his sportfisher “Pilar” with light machine guns, satchel charges and, according to Patrick Hemingway (Ernest’s son), Wolfie’s trusty Westley stopping rifle. (One can imagine the conversation over a few rum drinks about the penetration of the .577 solid and how it might be just the thing to hole a German submarine). U-boats sometimes bought or seized fresh food from small boats. Hemingway’s plan was to pose as fishermen and to lure one to Pilar‘s side, then sweep its deck with gunfire while Wolfie lofted a satchel charge into its conning tower. Fortunately for all concerned, and for American literature, Pilar never encountered a submarine and the Westley was put away until summer 1953 when Ernest and wife Mary departed NY for Africa on the French steamship Flandre bound for Le Havre, then Paris, Pamplona and eventually Mombasa; a safari which was richly chronicled in Look magazine the following year. Most interestingly just prior to EH’s departure, in his New York Post column of June 26, 1953, Leonard Lyons wrote that he had accompanied Hemingway to the basement shooting range at Abercrombie & Fitch, where Papa wanted to test-fire some old .577 cartridges in this rifle. Papa induced Lyons to shoot too: “. . . the recoil hurled me back against the back of the cement booth and the gun fell from my hand. ‘You OK?’ the salesman asked. Only a wrenched shoulder. ‘Lucky,’ he said. ‘They usually break a collar-bone.’” This may account for some of the battle scars on the stock’s right side. Factory records indicate the rifle was built in 1913 for British Cavalry Officer Stephen Henry Christy who died in France 3 Sept 1914, less than a year after the rifle was finished in the days preceding the first battle of the Marne. How the rifle came into the possession of Mr. Guest is unknown. PROVENANCE: Handwritten note from the owner of the Curry Mansion Inn in Key West, where the gun has been on display, relating how the rifle came into their possession in the early 1970’s. CONDITION: Very fine, as found. Bbls retain better than 70% orig blue, thinning at carry points, with areas of silvering from contact with case, and also with a few minor pinprick pits. Bbl flats and breeches show nearly all of their orig polish with some minor staining and marks. Bores are excellent, sharp, bright and shiny, with just a hint of frost in left bbl. Action retains 50 – 60% orig case hardening color, fading to silver on fences, to silver brown at bottom of action, and is quite vivid in protected areas. Top lever retains 90% orig bright charcoal blue, browned on thumbpiece. Safety retains most of its orig blue, and safety bolt most of its orig fire blue. Lock cover retains 70 – 80% of its orig charcoal blue, pleasingly silvered on high points of engraving, with a few minor marks. Trigger guard is somewhat silvered on bow, but retains most of its orig blue. Detachable locks retain nearly all of their orig damascening with some areas of cleaned discoloration. Stocks retain their orig finish with numerous knocks, marks and scars, some of which are quite deep, especially right side of buttstock toward comb. Checkering remains fairly sharp with numerous deep compressions on forend to right of latch. Orig Silvers pad has crystallized with areas at toe and heel where rubber has chipped off. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Single trigger works. Case leather is dry with some cracking and spalling of grain, and water discoloration. Orig straps and handle are good. Shipping label is missing some bits at bottom. Penciled in information is faint, but readable under black light. Interior cloth is good, with areas worn through, mostly from contact with sights and bbls. Labels are deeply foxed to brown. Large makers label is intact, other instruction labels are wrinkled, somewhat compressed, and torn, but readable. Accessories are fine. Brush is detached from pull-through. Cleaning rod brass is tarnished. Cleaning container labels are foxed, brown, and have patches of discoloration. This is certainly one of the most desirable rifles in the world. If only it could speak – the stories it would tell! 4-36666 MGM1 (150,000-200,000)

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1192
Revised: 2/22/2011

CORRECTION: Barrel flats have Belgian nitro proof marks for 1989, NOT French proof marks as indicated in the catalog.

*SPECTACULAR LEUNEN ENGRAVED CASED PAIR OF SIDE LOCK EJECTOR GAME GUNS, UNMARKED (GASTINNE RENETTE ?). SN 1989 and 1990. Cal. 20 Ga. 3″ Chambers. This beautifully appointed pair of guns have 28″ chopper lump bbls, with narrow concave matted game ribs. Bbl flats have French proofs for 3″ chambers. Bottom of left bbls are stamped with SNs. Tops of rear lumps are stamped with nos. “1” and “2”, respectively. Coin finished actions have proofs, SNs, and “1” and “2” on water tables, as well as initials LRf, and feature bushed strikers, non-automatic safeties, articulated front triggers, and gold line tumbler end cocking indicators. Actions and lockplates are engraved with beautifully executed medium sized darkly shaded openwork scroll with acanthus highlights, flanked by smaller standard scroll. Rounded action beads have matching relief scroll, as do fences, and tops of actions. The entire effect is very unique and pleasing with the interplay of different textures. Trigger guards and top levers continue the theme. Engravers signature “Leunen. J” appears on trigger plates. Very nicely matched heavily marbled and stump figured European walnut straight grip buttstocks measure 14-1/4″ over checkered wood butts. 24 LPI borderless checkering is very finely done. Anson release splinter forends are stamped with SNs, and “1” and “2” on irons, and have engraving, wood, and checkering to match buttstocks and actions. Gun No. “1”: Bore diameter: left -628, right -631. Bore restrictions: left -.019, right -.013. Wall thickness: left -.034, right -.030. Drop at heel: 2-3/16″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 5 lbs 14 oz. Gun No. “2”: Bore diameter: left -621, right -621. Bore restrictions: left -.029, right -.016. Wall thickness: left -.034, right -.034. Drop at heel: 2-3/16″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 6 lbs 1oz. Leather two-gun case has brass corners and hardware, and is lined in purple cloth. Contains pair of snap caps and key. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain nearly all of their satin blue with minor marks from contact with forearms. Actions retain virtually all of their coin finish, blue on pin ends fading slightly. Stocks retain virtually all of their oil finish with a few minor dings from handling. Actions are tight, bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Bores are excellent with no visible imperfections. Case is excellent with a few minor abrasions. Straps and handle are good. Interior is excellent. 4-41966 MGM134 (20,000-30,000)

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1198
Revised: 2/18/2011

CORRECTION: Length of Pull is 14-3/4″ not 2-3/8″ as stated in the catalog description.

*ARRIZABALAGA “HOLLAND” MODEL SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN AND CASE. SN 46-03-036-02. Cal. 12 Ga. 3″ Chambers. This well made Spanish gun features 28″ chopper lump bbls. Low concave game rib is engraved “New England Arms, Co., Kittery Point – Maine”. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SN and Spanish nitro proofs for 3″ chambers. Bottoms of bbls also have choke information. Bbls are fitted with H & H self-opening device. Nicely filed sidelock action features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), bushed strikers, double triggers (front articulated), gold band tumbler end cocking indicators, and H & H style detachable lock pin. Action is case hardened and engraved with H & H inspired shaded scroll and acanthus. “P. Arrizabalaga” is in arched central device on lockplates. “Pedro Arrizabalaga Eibar” is on bottom of action. Single bead trigger guard is also scroll engraved with SN inlaid in gold on tang. Exceptionally fine, broadly marbled and beautifully figured Circassian walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-3/4″ over brown leather covered pad. Stock features drop points, 28 LPI point pattern checkering with mullered borders, and a gold oval on toe line engraved “LB”. Matching long splinter forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left -.729, right -.728. Bore restrictions: left -.026, right -.011. Wall thickness: left -.026, right -.028. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 6 lbs. 12.5 oz, LOP 2-3/4″. Leather makers case with stitched leather corners is lined with dark green cloth. Stitched leather Arrizabalaga label is in lid. Case has two covered compartments with leather tabs, one of which contains plastic striker container with spare strikers. Case also contains a pair of snap caps. Gray canvas zippered outer cover has brown leather trim. CONDITION: Excellent, near new. Bbls have a few minor marks. Action is slightly silvered on beads. Stock has one or two minor marks. Gun was originally fitted with sling swivels. Holes have been plugged on bbls and buttstock. Case and cover are excellent. 4-41879 MGM61 (7,000-10,000)

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1202
Revised: 3/12/2011

Correction: Is not one of the 48 original Super Crowns. All of them were engraved by “Niemeier”. W. Kolouch upgraded this gun to Super Crown.

*KRIEGHOFF MODEL 32 SUPER CROWN FOUR BARREL SET SKEET SHOTGUN AND CASE. SN 8582. Cal. Multiple. Only 48 of these fine top of the line sets were made. All bbls are 28″ long with ventilated ribs with ivory front sight and steel mid bead. Gauge is inlaid in gold on rear portion of rib. Bbls are marked “Krieghoff OHG. Ulm, Germany” with model and gauge as well as “Bohler – Laufstahl” on left side of top bbl. Bottoms of mono-blocks are stamped with 1972 German proofs, SNs, and bbl numbers with suffixes 1, 2, 3, with 12 ga bbl having no suffix. Cal. 12 Ga. Bore diameter: top -.732, bottom -.734. Bore restrictions: top -.005, bottom -.002. Wall thickness: top -.042, bottom -.041. Drop at heel: 2″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 8 lbs. 5.4 oz, LOP 14-1/2″. Cal. 20 Ga. Bore diameter: top -.626, bottom -.624. Bore restrictions: top -.005, bottom -.001. Wall thickness: top -.043, bottom -.042. Weight: 8 lbs. 5.4 oz. Cal. 28 Ga. Bore diameter: top -.551, bottom -.552. Bore restrictions: top -.005, bottom -.002. Wall thickness: top -.040, bottom -.052. Weight: 8 lbs. 6.7 oz. Cal. .410 Ga. Wall thickness: top -.054, bottom -.041. Weight: 8 lbs. 5 oz. Blued action features non-automatic safety (“S” inlaid in gold) and gold-plated single trigger with front mounted toggle selector stamped “T” and “B”. Action is engraved with very well cut large shaded open scroll with acanthus highlights. Edges are outlined with gold wire inlays with scrolled terminations framing relief vignettes of dogs and game inlaid in two colors of gold, dogs in white gold, and game in yellow, left side portraying setter on point with trio of pheasants in open brushland with mountains in background. Right side shows a pointer with covey of flushing quail in similar background. Bottom of action has nearly full coverage of shaded scroll with gold inlaid sovereigns crown and “Krieghoff Model 32” in clover-leaf medallion. This work is signed by “W Kolouch” whose signature appears under top lever. Beautifully crotch figured and finely marbled honey brown colored European walnut buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over black Pachmayr white line skeet pad. Stock is fitted with white line rosewood grip cap having inlaid central diamond engraved “J. L. Dochwiller, Gunsmiths” on engraved border. Central field is vacant. Finely executed 28 LPI borderless checkering is around grip and on side panels in modified fleur di lis pattern and numerous ribbons running through checkering. Matching ejector forend adapts to all bbls, and has modified Deeley type release. Leather trunk case has brass corners and hardware, and opens revealing two compartments, one at bottom for four sets of bbls, and the other in lid for action and forend. Interior is lined in brown cloth with small circular leather label stamped “Hand – Work in Munich Bayern West Germany” in gold. PROVENANCE: Private Coll. of a Gentleman. CONDITION: Excellent, showing some evidence of having been fired, with some minor marks on bbls, mostly from assembly and dis-assembly. Action blue and wood are nearly faultless. All mechanics are excellent. Top lever is considerably right of center. Case is fine with some marks and scuffs. Brass is beginning to tarnish. Interior is very fine. 4-41907 MGM148 (15,000-25,000)

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1216
Revised: 3/13/2011

Additional Information: The stock has a professionally repaired break at the wrist

*RESTORED PARKER DHE GRADE SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN. SN 171086. Cal. 20ga. 28″ bbls, FULL/FULL choke, 2-3/4″ chambers, dbl trigger and ejectors. Top rib of bbl is marked “PARKER BROS. MAKERS. MERIDEN. CONN. TITANIC STEEL”. The “O” size frame is engraved in typical “D” style with ribbon on each side marked “Parker Bros.”, pointer on left side, setter on right, 4 game birds on trigger plate, with balance of foliate scrolls. Mounted with nicely streaked walnut, side panels with spear tip drop points, checkered straight grip, checkered skeleton butt, gold oval engraved “MD”, checkered splinter forend. In the “Parker Gun Identification and Serialization” book, this serial number is not listed. Bore diameter: left -.620, right -.620. Bore restrictions: left -.034, right -.032. Wall thickness: left -.041, right -.038. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6lbs. 8oz. LOP 14″. CONDITION: Fine as completely restored. Bbls retain virtually all of a fine restored blue with just a couple minor handling marks. Receiver retains nearly all of a fine restored case hardened finish. Stock is sound with nicely re-pointed checkering, the fit is slightly shy around both tangs and trigger guard, a few minor nicks & scratches and retains a restored finish. Forend is sound with nicely re-pointed checkering, a few minor handling marks and retains a restored finish. Mechanics are crisp with auto-safety, strong ejectors and nice shiny bores. 4-42037 BDT231 (5,500-7,500)

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1253
Revised: 3/12/2011

Correction: Estimate should be $4,000-$6,000

*BROWNING CLASSIC SUPERLITE OVER/UNDER SHOTGUN WITH BOX. SN P33BC0143. Cal. 20 ga. 26-1/4″ bbl. Matted vent rib, single silver sighting bead, IMP.Cyl./MOD. chokes, 2-3/4″ chambers, single selected trigger and ejectors. Standard bbl markings. The rounded frame is engraved on left side with setter on point a flushing rooster pheasant and another ducking for cover. Bottom has ribbon marked “ONE OF FIVE THOUSAND”. Bottom right corner is signed “JEAN H. DIET”. Right side has bust of John Browning, a pointer and two flushing quail, and ribbon across bottom reading “BROWNING CLASSIC”. Lower left corner is signed “JEAN H. DIET”. Bottom of receiver has head of quail. Trigger guard bow has signature “Browning Buck” mark. Mounted with nicely figured fiddle-back walnut, checkered straight grip with beaded border, Browning hard rubber buttplate, checkered with beaded border schnable forend. Bore diameter: top .616, bottom .615. Bore restrictions: top .010, bottom .003. Wall thickness: top .035, bottom .034. Drop at heel: 2-3/16″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″ . Weight: 5 lbs. 14 oz. LOP 14-1/8″. Accompanied with its orig box, owner’s manual, catalog, and outer sleeve. PROVENANCE: Private Coll. of a Gentleman. CONDITION: Extremely fine, as test fired only. Bbls retain all of their fine orig factory blue. Receiver retains all of its factory gray. The stock is sound with sharp crisp checkering and retains all its factory high-gloss finish. Forend is sound with sharp crisp checkering and retains its factory high-gloss finish. Mechanics are crisp. Non-automatic safety, mechanical trigger, strong ejectors, and bright shiny bores. This gun is matching SN to the Gold Classic. Box is in very nice shape with some minor tattering to outer cover. 4-41927 BDT251 (8,000-12,000)

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1268
Revised: 2/25/2011

CORRECTION: The term “acid etched receiver” is not correct. This is an unsigned, hand engraved receiver.

*VERY SPECIAL ONE OF A KIND BROWNING SUPERPOSE COMBINATION GUN MADE TO COMMEMORATE THE 1000 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF LEIGE BELGIUM. SN T115. Cal. 20 ga./9.3x74R. 25-5/8″ bbls, solid hand filed rib, fine gold bead front sight, sgl blade flip up rear sight, shotgun bbl choke MOD, 2-3/4″ chamber, ejectors, and dbl triggers. Left side of bbl marked “BROWNING ARMS COMPANY MORGAN, UTAH & MONTREAL P.Q./MADE IN BELGIUM BY FABRIQUE NATIONAL HERSTAL”, right side “SPECIAL STEEL 20 GA. SHELLS_2-3/4”. The acid etched receiver has bold foliate scrolls with shaded background, a marsh scene with two ducks taking flight on right side, left side has forested scene with a standing stag and bedded hind, bottom of receiver has gold inlaid symbol of Liege with “L,G” on either side over the dates “980-1980”. Mounted with nicely figured walnut, side panels with tear drop points, checkered pistol grip, Browning hard rubber buttplate, checkered schnable forend. Gun is accompanied with a letter written by “Bill Buis” to “Rod Herrmann” dated October 1, 1986, telling Rod that he had notified “Tom Koessel” to forward to you the Browning combo 20-9.3SXR and then goes on to detail the history of this firearm of how Tom has discovered it at the FN plant in 1981 and that it has been made for the exhibition at the Leige festivities commemorating the city’s 1000 year Anniversary, in 1980, it purportedly is the only one of its kind to be manufactured. It goes on to tell the arrangements made to have it shipped to Bill’s House of Guns, arriving Spring of 1982 and sold immediately for $8,500, taken back in trade in the Spring of 1986. Also accompanying is a copy of a Browning invoice to Bill’s House of Guns stamped “Received May 24, 1982″, and identifies gun by serial number. Shotgun bore measurements: Diameter .627, restriction .020. Wall thickness .033, Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-9/16″. Weight 7lbs. 2oz. LOP 15-1/8”. Gun is accompanied with its original box. SIZE: Private Coll. of a Gentleman. CONDITION: As new, gun appears test fired only. All surfaces retain all of their orig factory finish. Stocks are oil finished with sharp crisp checkering. A tiny hairline grain crack on lower left side adjacent front guard screw. Mechanics are crisp with non-auto safety, strong ejectors, and bright shiny new bores as gun appears test fired only. 4-41946 BDT119 (15,000-25,000)

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1296
Revised: 3/12/2011

Additional Information: On the 28ga bbl set, there is a small professionally reglued chip which is almost invisible on the right leading edge of the forend; likely done at the factory.

*MASTERFUL DOCUMENTED WINCHESTER MODEL 21 GRAND AMERICAN FACTORY UPGRADE SMALL BORE SET. SN 32625. Cal. 28 & 410. 28 ga bbls: 26″, with matted tapered vent rib, red Bradley front and white center sighting beads, 2-3/4″ chamber, SKEET/SKEET choke, ejectors and single selective trigger. Top rib of bbl marked “CUSTOM BUILT BY WINCHESTER FOR GRANT Y. TOM”. Top of left bbl marked “MODEL 21 WINCHESTER 28 GAUGE 2-3/4 CHAM./MADE IN NEW HAVEN.CONN.U.S.A.” Sides of bbl have 3″ wedge of scroll engraving. 410 ga bbls: 28″ matted vent rib with red Bradley front and white center sighting bead, 3″ chambers, SKEET/SKEET choked, ejectors. Top rib of bbl marked “CUSTOM BUILT BY WINCHESTER FOR GRANT Y. TOM”. Top of left bbl marked “MODEL 21 WINCHESTER 410 GAUGE 3IN.CHAM./MADE IN NEW HAVEN.CONN.U.S.A.” Sides of bbl have 3″ wedge of scroll engraving. Bbl flats, lugs, ejectors, and breech face as well as water table and standing breech are all finely jeweled with bbl flat of 410 with lighting cuts as well as water table of frame. The unique special ordered engraved receiver has foliate scroll, with raised gold inlays that are an oval with Lab, and duck on left side, circle with two-color eagle and rabbit on trigger plate, Pointer and pheasant in ovals on right side. Trigger guard bow with scroll and circle with gold bust of a Spaniel. Trigger plate has gold arrows with “L & R”. Mounted with highly figured walnut, “B” carved checkered pistol grip, with steel grip cap, scroll engraved with gold “GRAND AMERICAN” and gold wire border. Checkered butt, gold oval engraved “GYT”, small beavertail forends for each set of bbls, “B” carved checkering and ebony tip insert. Accompanying gun are copies of various Winchester Factory documents and images outlining the design and execution of the work order including a copy of letter dated June 14, 1978 from Winchester to Mr. Tom telling him that the carving, engraving, and inlays, per his order, had been completed on his Model 21 with two sets of bbls in 28 & 410 ga. It goes on to tell that the engraving and gold inlays were done by Winchester Master engraver, Nick Kusmit, and stating that platinum for the head and tail feathers of the Bald Eagle on trigger plate is a 1st as far as they could determine for Winchester to use two precious metals on a single inlay. There were three added inlays to enhance the beauty of the firearm, the rabbit, which appears beneath the eagle on floorplate, a pheasant on right side of frame, and a mallard on right side of frame. Mr. John Durkin, our master woodcarver, did the carving of your stock and forend. There are also a picture of all Custom Shop employees with Mr Tom with a listing of names, Nick Kusmit holding this very gun and a copy of the original work orders and invoices. The orig letters and invoices will be available to the new owner. 28 ga: Bore diameter: left – .551, right – .551. Bore restrictions: left – .006, right – .006. Wall thickness: left – N/A, right – N/A. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 7lbs. 5oz. LOP 14-11/16″. 410 ga: Bore diameter: left – N/A, right – N/A. Bore restrictions: left – N/A, right – N/A. Wall thickness: left – N/A, right – N/A. Drop at heel: 2-5/16″, drop at comb: 1-7/17″. Weight: 7lbs. 1oz. LOP 14-11/16″. Housed in leather luggage case, embossed on lid with gold “G.Y.T.” canvas cover with leather corners and leather center embossed in gold “G.Y.T.” This gun is pictured in R. L. Wilson’s book “Winchester Engraving” on page 420. PROVENANCE: Grant Tom Collection CONDITION: Extremely fine as gun appears new and unfired since completion. All metal finishes are virtually new with possibly a few tiny handling marks. Stock is sound with sharp checkering, maybe a light handling mark or two and retains virtually all of its orig factory oil finish. Case and cover are in equally new condition with some minor scuffing on cover. Mechanics are crisp with non-auto-safety, strong ejectors and shiny new bores. A very rare chance at a fully documented, Factory built, small bore “Grand American”. 4-41843 BDT152 (55,000-75,000)

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1316
Revised: 2/25/2011

SPECIAL NOTE: As the cataloguer correctly noted, this Winchester is a “custom” gun – not to be confused with a Winchester produced in the Winchester “Custom Shop”. Also, the box and hang tags associated with this lot are replicas.

*CUSTOM OCTAGON BARREL WINCHESTER MODEL 61 DELUXE NICKEL TRIM WITH BOX. SN 196795. Cal 22 Long Rifle. 24″ oct bbl, dovetail fine bead front sight, 32-B rear sight with elevator. Left side of bbl is marked “WINCHESTER/PROOF STEEL-MODEL 61-WINCHESTER/TRADEMARK-.22 LONG R.”, right flat is marked “MADE IN U.S.A. WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO./NEW HAVEN CONN./PATENTS PENDING”. Proof marks can be found on top flat and adjacent receiver. Round top receiver with tang mounted folding peep sight. Mounted with nicely figured walnut, “E” style checkered pistol grip, Winchester hard rubber grip cap, checkered steel buttplate, “E” style checkered forend. Receiver and buttplate of gun are nickel plated. Accompanying gun is tan box with red printing, yellow & white end label stamped “SPECIAL NICKEL TRIM DELUXE SELECT WOOD”, and “SPECIAL SIGHT”, hand written is “E-STYLE CARVING”. Bottom of box stamped “A1017-H32 ATLANTIC CONTAINER CORP.” Box includes: 61 Pamphlet, wax paper, dividers and hanging tag stamped similar to end label. CONDITION: Extremely fine as gun has appearance of being test fired only. Box is in nice condition with some slight tattering to corners. 4-41049 BDT31 (4,000-6,000)

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1317
Revised: 2/25/2011

SPECIAL NOTE: As the cataloguer correctly noted, this Winchester is a “custom” gun – not to be confused with a Winchester produced in the Winchester “Custom Shop”. Also, the box and hang tags associated with this lot are replicas.

*CUSTOM WINCHESTER MODEL 61 DELUXE B-CARVED WITH BOX. SN 235721. Cal 22 Long Rifle. 24″ rnd bbl, dovetail fine bead sight, 32-B rear sight with elevator. Left side of bbl marked “MADE IN NEW HAVEN.CONN. U.S. OF AMERICA/WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL-WINCHESTER/TRADEMARK-MODEL 61-22 L.RIFLE”. Proof marks can be found top and adjacent receiver. Later grooved top receiver, mounted with select grade walnut, B-carved pistol grip, Winchester hard rubber grip cap, checkered steel buttplate, and B-carved forend. Gun is accompanied by tan, red letter box, yellow & white end label, stamped “SPECIAL DELUXE SELECT WOOD”, and hand written “B-CARVING”. Box is marked on bottom “A1017-H32”, “BIRD & SON INC.” in red, and a Model 61 hanging tag stamped “SPECIAL DELUXE SELECT WOOD”. CONDITION: Extremely fine as gun has appearance of being test fired only. Box is in fine condition with some minor tattering in corners. 4-41050 BDT30 (4,000-6,000)

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1318
Revised: 2/25/2011

SPECIAL NOTE: As the cataloguer correctly noted, this Winchester is a “custom” gun – not to be confused with a Winchester produced in the Winchester “Custom Shop”. Also, the box and hang tags associated with this lot are replicas.

*CUSTOM WINCHESTER 62A DELUXE NICKEL TRIM RED LETTER WITH BOX. SN 374307. Cal 22 S,L or LR. 23″ rnd bbl, 32-B sight with elevator. Left side of bbl marked “MADE IN NEW HAVEN, CONN./U.S. OF AMERICA-WINCHESTER/TRADEMARK-MODEL 62A/22 S,L, OR LR.” Proof marks are found top of bbl and top of receiver. Standard receiver with “WINCHESTER/TRADEMARK” in red lettering on left side. Mounted with highly figured flame grain walnut, “B” carved straight grip, Winchester hard rubber buttplate, and “B” carved forend. Accompanying gun is a tan box with red printing, marked on bottom “A-982” with “Bird & SON” stamp, yellow end label, stamped “SPECIAL DELUXE NICKEL TRIM”, including Model 62 pamphlet, 10 Commandments of Safety, dividers and wax paper, hanging tag stamped “SPECIAL DELUXE NICKEL TRIM”. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Gun has appearance of being test fired only. Box is in equally nice condition with some tattering at corners. 4-41054 BDT34 (4,000-6,000)

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1319
Revised: 2/25/2011

SPECIAL NOTE: As the cataloguer correctly noted, this Winchester is a “custom” gun – not to be confused with a Winchester produced in the Winchester “Custom Shop”. Also, the box and hang tags associated with this lot are replicas.

*CUSTOM WINCHESTER 62A DELUXE NICKEL TRIM RED LETTER WITH BOX. SN 395741. Cal. 22 short. 23″ rnd bbl, dovetail front sight, 32-B rear sight with elevator. Left side of bbl is marked “MADE IN NEW HAVEN, CONN./U.S.A OF AMERICA-WINCHESTER/TRADEMARK-MODEL 62A/22 SHORT”. Standard receiver with “WINCHESTER/TRADEMARK” in red lettering on left side. Mounted with nicely figured walnut, checkered straight grip, Winchester hard rubber buttplate, forend with checkered side panels, 3-diamond pattern on bottom with centered diamond uncheckered. Accompanying gun is a tan box with red lettering, stamped on bottom “A-982”. Also includes Model 62 pamphlet, dividers, wax paper, yellow end label stamped “SPECIAL NICKEL TRIM DELUXE SELECT WOOD”, hanging tag also stamped “SPECIAL NICKEL TRIM DELUXE SELECT WOOD”. CONDITION: Extremely fine, as gun has appearance of being test fired only. Box is equally nice, with slightly tattered corners. 4-41053 BDT36 (3,000-5,000)

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1320
Revised: 2/25/2011

SPECIAL NOTE: As the cataloguer correctly noted, this Winchester is a “custom” gun – not to be confused with a Winchester produced in the Winchester “Custom Shop”. Also, the box and hang tags associated with this lot are replicas.

*CUSTOM WINCHESTER 62A GALLERY WITH BOX. SN 399825. Cal. 22 short. 23″ rnd bbl, dovetailed silver bead front sight, 32-B rear sight with elevator. Left side of bbl is marked “MADE IN NEW HAVEN, CONN./U.S.A OF AMERICA-WINCHESTER/TRADEMARK-MODEL 62A/22 SHORT”. Standard receiver with “WINCHESTER/TRADEMARK” in red lettering on left side. Mounted with lightly figured walnut, uncheckered straight grip, Winchester hard rubber buttplate, 17-groove flat bottom forend. Accompanying gun is a tan box with red lettering, stamped on bottom “A-982”, and “ATLANTIC CONTAINER” logo. Also includes Model 62 pamphlet, dividers, wax paper, yellow end label stamped “SPECIAL”, hanging tag also stamped “SPECIAL”, and Gallery retaining band and spring. CONDITION: Extremely fine, gun has appearance of being new and unfired with a slight rub mark on action arm. Box is equally nice condition with some minor tattered corners. 4-41051 BDT (3,000-4,000)

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1321
Revised: 2/25/2011

SPECIAL NOTE: As the cataloger correctly noted, this Winchester is a “custom” gun – not to be confused with a Winchester produced in the Winchester “Custom Shop”.

*CUSTOM WINCHESTER MODEL 62 RED LETTER GALLERY GUN. SN 187018. Cal. 22 short. 23″ rnd bbl, dovetail front sight, 32B rear sight with elevator. Left side of bbl below rear sight marked “MADE IN NEW HAVEN CONN-WINCHESTER-MODEL 62/U.S. OF AMERICA-TRADEMARK-22 SHORT”. Standard receiver, left side marked in red lettering “WINCHESTER/TRADEMARK”. Mounted with lightly figured straight grain walnut, uncheckered straight grip, Winchester hard rubber buttplate, and 17-ring forend. Mag tube has proper triangular loading port for 22 short. CONDITION: Extremely fine as gun has appearance of being test fired only. Metal surfaces retain virtually all of the blue and red letter marking on receiver retains all of its coloring. Stocks are sound with just a few minor handling marks. Mechanics are crisp with a bright shiny bore. 4-41034 BDT19 (2,000-3,000)

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1323
Revised: 2/25/2011

SPECIAL NOTE: As the cataloguer correctly noted, this Winchester is a “custom” gun – not to be confused with a Winchester produced in the Winchester “Custom Shop”. Also, the box and hang tags associated with this lot are replicas.

*CUSTOM WINCHESTER MODEL 63 DELUXE RED LETTER WITH BOX. SN 164211A. Cal. 22 long rifle. 23″ rnd bbl, dovetailed silver bead front sight, Model 32-B rear sight with elevator. Left side of bbl below rear sight marked “WINCHESTER/TRADEMARK/MADE IN U.S.A.-MODEL 63.22 LONG RIFLE/SUPER SPEED AND SUPER-X”, circled “WP” proof can be found on top and adjacent receiver. Late style groove top receiver, with left side marked “WINCHESTER/TRADEMARK” in red letters. Mounted with nicely figured walnut, checkered pistol grip, Winchester hard rubber grip cap, checkered metal buttplate, standard forend with checkered side panels, a 3-diamond pattern on bottom with center diamond not checkered. Gun comes with a tan Winchester box with red lettering, white end label with product code 6302 and stamped “SPECIAL DELUXE”. Bottom of box is stamped “B-982” and “Atlantic Container Corp.” in red. Box includes tan Model 63 pamphlet and a hanging tag. Wax paper and dividers are also included in box. CONDITION: Extremely fine, gun has appearance of being new and test fired only. Box is in excellent condition with a couple spots of faint soiling and slightly tattered on a couple of corners. 4-41052 BDT29 (3,000-4,000)

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1324
Revised: 2/25/2011

SPECIAL NOTE: As the cataloguer correctly noted, this Winchester is a “custom” gun – not to be confused with a Winchester produced in the Winchester “Custom Shop”. Also, the box and hang tags associated with this lot are replicas.

*CUSTOM WINCHESTER 63 DELUXE WITH BOX. SN 162343A. Cal 22 long rifle. 23″ rnd bbl, dovetailed silver bead front sight, Model 32-B rear sight with elevator. Left side of bbl below rear sight marked “WINCHESTER/TRADEMARK/MADE IN U.S.A.-MODEL 63.22 LONG RIFLE/SUPER SPEED AND SUPER-X”, circled “WP” proof can be found on top and adjacent receiver. Late style groove top receiver, mounted with nicely figured walnut, checkered pistol grip, Winchester hard rubber grip cap, stippled metal buttplate, standard forend with checkered side panels, a 3-diamond pattern on bottom with center diamond not checkered. Gun comes with a tan Winchester box with red lettering, white end label with product code 6302 and stamped “SPECIAL DELUXE”. Bottom of box is stamped “982” and “Bird Manufacturing” in red. Box includes tan Model 63 pamphlet, the “10 Commandments of Safety” and a hanging tag stamped “SPECIAL DELUXE”, wax paper and dividers are also included in box. CONDITION: Extremely fine, gun has appearance of being new and test fired only. Box is in excellent condition with a couple spots of faint soiling and slightly tattered on a couple of corners. 4-41048 BDT28 (3,000-4,000)

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1351
Revised: 3/12/2011

Correction: End of condition report should read: Shiny bore (except 1/2″ of barrel).

*RARE MARLIN MODEL 336 TUBE FEED MAGAZINE PROTOTYPE SHORT RIFLE. SN 1000. Cal. 35 Rem. One of a kind Marlin carbine with 16″ Micro-groove rifled, tapered rnd bbl, tall gold bead front sight and sheet metal semi-buckhorn rear sight with full magazine. Mounted with nicely figured, uncheckered American walnut with sgl bbl band and straight stock with Marlin black compositition buttplate. It has a gold trigger and the Marlin bull’s eye on bottom of stock. Bbl has usual Model 336 R.C. markings. On first glance this carbine appears to be an ordinary trapper length Model 336. However you will very quickly notice that there is no loading gate in right side of receiver and that the bottom of magazine tube, just above the forearm, has a large cut-out opening and that the end of the magazine tube is knurled with a pin that rotates into a notch in the end of the magazine tube just exactly like 22 rifles have for over 100 years. That this is a prototype is beyond question. Accompanied by a letter on The Marlin Firearms Co. letterhead over the signature of William S. Brophy, Senior Technical Manager, wherein he states in effect that in 1962, during serious discussions at Marlin about making a rifle in 44 Magnum, the company produced one rifle “…employing a standard Model 336 action without any magazine loading gate…”. This action was fitted with a .35 Remington bbl “strictly for photographic & publicity purposes” and was pictured on the cover of Guns & Hunting magazine. He also states that this rifle was later acquired by Mr. L.R. Wallack “who fitted a magazine tube for front loading similar to that used in .22 rifles”. The rifle was returned to Marlin, proof tested and the SN “1000” stamped on bottom tang. Also accompanying is a copy of the March 1963 issue of Guns & Hunting magazine which shows someone shooting a Marlin 336 rifle mounted with a scope, however wood grain patterns do not match between this carbine and the one on the cover. Furthermore the article in the magazine does not mention anything in 35 caliber. PROVENANCE: Ex Dick Rohal Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Overall retains about all of its crisp orig factory finish with some light scrapes on top flat of receiver from a scope base. Wood is crisp & sound and retains about all of its crisp factory finish. Approx 1/2″ of bbl at muzzle and mag tube head show light/moderate pitting from storage. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-40377 304 (1,000-1,500)

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2023
Revised: 3/13/2011

Correction: Barrel is a replacement.

RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 FLAT-SIDE SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 13805. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Fine early Henry marked carbine with 20″ bbl, full magazine, integral front sight/bbl band and forearm bbl band. It has the early style 2-position 3-aperture rear sight graduated 100-300-500 yards. Receiver is early flat side style without the radiused flare at the front edge and with flat loading gate and the Henry style contour to the rear section. It has a staple & ring in left side. Carbine is mounted with very nicely figured, uncheckered American walnut with straight stock and crescent brass buttplate. SN was observed on left side of bottom tang under the wood, inside top tang channel of butt stock and inside toe of buttplate. Left side of lower tang is also stamped with the tiny assembly number “661”. The bbl address is worn a little thin but completely legible. This carbine was produced early in 1866 while the Henry rifle was still being produced and falls within the Henry serial number range. Not many of these early carbines survive in orig configuration. Once they were introduced they gained immediate acceptance and widespread use on the American frontier and saw very hard continuous service usually with little or no maintenance. Forearms were contoured to fit the thin flat side receiver and were vulnerable to breakage. Not too long after this style was introduced the receiver was redesigned with a flared front edge which allowed for a thicker and more durable forearm. Accompanying is a handwritten letter by Winchester authority Ivan B Hart, dated July 2, 1974, identifying gun and placing a retail value at that time of $3,000. It goes on to state that approx. 2500 First Models were manufactured and the ones that survived are “scarce and greatly sought after by collectors.” There is also an Ivan B(Bill) Hart business card. PROVENANCE: Dr. Edmund Lewis Collection CONDITION: Fine, all matching. Bbl & magazine tube retain a smooth even chocolate brown patina with a few spots of old surface discoloration. Receiver shows moderate wear with moderately worn edges with some light nicks & dings on right sideplate and with scattered surface spotting on both sides and sideplates. Lever & hammer are a dark brown patina. Buttplate is a medium mustard patina. Wood is sound with restored finish having light handling & use marks. Mechanics are fine, very bright shiny bore. 4-41306 JR104 (25,000-40,000)

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2033
Revised: 3/12/2011

Additional Information: Important documentation has been received and will accompany the gun, which affirms this is indeed a Turkish contract Model 66.

WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 SADDLE RING CARBINE POSSIBLE TURKISH CONTRACT. SN 130180. Cal. 44 RF. 20″ rnd bbl, full mag tube, front side blade integral with bbl band and 2-leaf flip-up rear sight. Top of bbl marked “WINCHESTER’S-REPEATING-ARMS-NEW HAVEN. CT./KING’S-IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED-MARCH 29. 1866. OCTOBER 16. 1860.”, adjacent receiver is a small “c”. Standard receiver with staple and ring on left side, forward right side has mark that appears to be two opposing “v’s”. Mounted with straight grain walnut, uncheckered straight grip, brass carbine buttplate with trap door, marked above in what appears to be Farsi writing, inlet base with sling swivel, 3-1/2″ from toe, standard forend with sgl retaining band with integral sling loop. Inspection of inside lower tang reveals no Assembly No. Top tang channel of stock and inside toe of buttplate are stamped “0180”, matching serial number. Consignor states that this is a Turkish contract 66 carbine with WWI, British capture from the Baghdad arsenal following the fall of Baghdad in 1917. CONDITION: Good to very good. Bbl retains a blend of brown and silver patina with normal minor nicks & dings. Mag tube is mostly a silver patina with a few dark patina spots. Receiver has a yellow patina with slightly worn and rounded edges, some minor nicks & dings, mostly on right side. Hammer retains a dark patina blending with silver, lever is a dark brown patina. Lever retaining latch has been slightly modified. Stock is sound with moderate nicks, dings & dents, and retains a coat of added finish. Forend is sound with a repaired splice on right side. A couple of dents have also been filed with plastic wood with numerous other nicks & dings and retains a coat of added finish. Mechanics are good with a surprisingly nice bore, which is bright with only a few minor scattered pits. 4-41154 BDT150 (4,000-6,000)

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2097
Revised: 3/12/2011

Correction: The correct barrel length is 24-1/4″ NOT 34-1/4″ as stated in the catalog.

*LATE WINCHESTER MODEL 92 TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 965131. Cal. .44WCF. 34-1/4″ oct bbl, half mag takedown, dovetailed fine bead front sight with set screw, V-notch sporting rear sight marked “PAT. FEB. 22’27”. Left flat of bbl, at nosecap is marked “MANUFACTURED BY THE WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO/NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A. PATENTED OCTOBER 14. 1884.” Below rear sight “MODEL 92-WINCHESTER/TRADEMARK”. Adjacent takedown ring “44 W.C.F.” Top of bbl and receiver have “WP” proof marks. Standard receiver mounted with straight grain walnut, uncheckered straight grip, steel crescent buttplate, standard forend with nosecap. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl retains 95-97% orig blue showing bright on sharp edges and typical small nicks and light scratches. Receiver and takedown ring retain 80-85% orig blue with some flaking and light wear on takedown ring and bottom of receiver blending with a gray patina. Bright on sharp edges and normal, minor light scratches. Hammer shows orig blue mixed with silver patina. Lever shows orig blue with some flaking and minor wear blending with brown patina. Stock is sound with normal small nicks and scratches. retains orig varnish blending with hand worn patina in grip area. Forend is sound with some small nicks and dents and retains orig varnish blending with some hand worn patina. Mechanics are crisp with a very nice, bright, shiny bore. 4-41332 BDT134 (4,000-7,000)

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2122
Revised: 3/13/2011

Additional Information: The term “Eastern” carbine is as most collectors know not an official Winchester Co. term. It was created by collectors. (A) Some collectors define an “Eastern Carbine” as one made in the saddle ring era but without the ring. (B) Others define one as any carbine without a ring. This fine gun is as cataloged and depending on whether you belong to category A or B above will determine if you call it an Eastern Carbine or simply a carbine.

*WINCHESTER MODEL 94 EASTERN CARBINE. SN 1259622. Cal. 25-35 WCF. 20″ rnd bbl, full mag, integral stippled front ramp with bead sight and hood, 22 series sporting rear sight. Left side of bbl below rear sight is marked “MADE IN NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S. OF AMERICA/WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL-WINCHESTER/TRADEMARK-MODEL 94-25-35 W.C.F.”, top of bbl and receiver have “WP” proof mark. Standard receiver mounted with streaky straight grain walnut, uncheckered straight grip, steel shotgun buttplate with serrated center, 9-1/8″ forend with sgl retaining band. CONDITION: Fine plus, bbl and mag tube retain 95-98% orig blue with a couple minor small rub marks, a few tiny nicks & scratches. Receiver retains 95-98% orig blue, slightly thinning on some of the sharp edges, a couple minor nicks & scratches. Hammer and lever retain strong orig blue. Stock is sound with some minor handling marks and a few light scratches and retains a cleaned open grain orig oil finish. Forend is sound with minor nicks & dings, and retains a clean open grain orig oil finish. Mechanics are crisp with a bright shiny bore. 4-41011-1 BDT164 (1,250-2,000)

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2167
Revised: 2/28/2011

Correction: Estimate should read $65,000-85,000.

WONDERFUL, HISTORIC TOMBSTONE ARIZONA TERRITORY LOT INCLUDING EXTREMELY RARE, DOCUMENTED, SAMUEL L. HART MARTIALLY MARKED COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER & EXTRAORDINARILY RARE TOMBSTONE “PATTON & CO.” DOUBLE LOOP HOLSTER. SN 111602. Cal. 45 Colt. In the annals of Western History very few incidents have been so repeatedly portrayed, both in print & movies than the event that occurred Oct. 26, 1881 in Tombstone, Arizona, “The Gun Fight at the OK Corral”. This famous shootout was between the three Earp brothers & Doc Holliday who were loosely considered law enforcement in Tombstone and the Clanton Brothers, McLaury Brothers & Billy Clairborne who were outlaw gang members of a loose confederation in the Tombstone area known as “The Cowboys”. At the time of the shootout there was only one gunsmith shop in the area and that was the Hart Gun Shop owned by Samuel Lombard Hart, a former Civil War soldier, who had his shop on Fremont Street, across the street from the O.K. Corral, in Tombstone from about 1880 to about 1890. Mr. Hart apparently marked all of the arms he sold with small hearts accompanied by the initials “SL”. Very few Colts are known, probably only five, with, most likely only this one still being in orig configuration without shortened bbls. The subject Colt Single Action Army revolver is an orig “DFC” (David F. Clark) inspected cavalry model with 7-1/2″ bbl, full front sight and 1-line block letter address. Left side of frame has 3-line patent dates with a small “U.S.” which is overstamped with a heart over each letter and tiny initials “SL” above each heart. Fitted with 1-pc walnut grip which has the last four digits of serial number in the back strap channel. Left side of grip has rudely scratched initials “E.C.G.R.” which stands for Edward C. Griswold Robinson who married Ruth Hart, the daughter of Samuel Hart. Right side of grip is marked with large crude initials “D.R.” which stands for Dorothy Robinson, Edward & Ruth’s daughter. Revolver has the “DFC” inspector initials in the usual places on the frame, bottom of bbl & cylinder with the grip cartouches either never stamped or worn away. The trigger guard & butt strap have tiny “G” (Capt. John E. Greer) inspector initials. Fitted with third type ejector rod housing and a bull’s eye ejector rod head. This revolver was produced in the period Aug. 1882 – Apr. 1883, which was during the Indian War period on the Western Frontier and certainly could have and likely did see service during that period. This revolver is accompanied by an extraordinarily rare, possibly one of a kind, orig dbl loop holster. It is made from one piece of leather which measures about 6″ at widest point of the skirt and is overall about 11″ long with two 3/4″ loops. Skirt is elliptical shaped coming to a point at the bottom with a small hole, apparently for a leg thong. Front of the holster has a dbl rolled border with stitched rear edge and toe and is marked across top “PATTON / TOMBSTO–” which should read if fully legible, “PATTON & CO / TOMBSTONE AT”. The wear and slight deterioration to the surface has obliterated part of the lettering. The Patton & Co. leather works was only in business from 1884-1888 which certainly dates this holster. Although it was shortly after the shootout at the OK Corral, it and this Single Action were still part of the wild and woolly West. Among knowledgeable gun leather collectors & experts this ranks as one of the most rare and earlier Western holsters. Accompanied by a photo of a young man from Fly’s Gallery of Tombstone, and a silver match safe with repoussed scene of a hunter & dog with treed bear in a forest scene on one side and a leather insert embossed in gold “CAN CAN / TOMBSTONE A.T.” The Can Can was a single story gambling hall/saloon which was located at 14th & Allen St. in Tombstone and was a favorite watering hole for outlaws & gamblers. A reproduced photo of the old building with still visible marquee accompanies this lot. Also accompanying is a convention or reunion ribbon of an attendee of the I.O.O.F. (International Order of Odd Fellows). The top is a red & black rosette with black ribbon embossed in gold with the logo of the I.O.O.F. over “COCHISE LODGE #5, TOMBSTONE, A.T.” Additionally accompanying are two reproductions of large photos, one of which depicts six men on horseback and two standing with the six mounted men all armed. The scene is set in front of what appears to be a livery stable with a hitch rail and a horse drawn Hearse in the background. The six men are identified with one being the Steve Birchfield, the Deputy Sheriff to whom the above described badge belonged and another identified as C.S. Fly, the owner of the photography studio mentioned above. The other photo is a vertical image set in front of the same livery stable with the foreground scene of two cowboys standing behind the hitch rail, one holding a Winchester Model 1892 SRC and the other a Colt Single Action. These two men are identified in a smaller copy of the photo as Deputies Steve Birchfield and Pink Peters, looking over saddles & guns captured from Black Jack Ketchum’s Gang. Also accompanying this provenance are the Civil War photos of Samuel Lombard Hart from the Arizona Historical Society and photos of Edward C. Griswald Robinson, Ruth Hart Robinson and their daughter Dorothy Robinson obtained from the family in Rochester, New York. Additionally accompanied by a Colt Factory letter identifying this revolver as having been shipped to the U.S. Government Inspector at the Colt Plant Oct. 30, 1884 in a shipment of 450 same type arms. Also accompanied by a 2-page letter from John Kopec, noted Colt Historian & Author, which verifies most of the above information regarding this revolver with the exception of the grip which he states was very likely a Colt replacement when it was resold after having been declared surplus by the government. He states that the number in the back strap channel is not consistent with the earlier style of numbering. Mr. Kopec ends his letter by saying “not only is this revolver a remarkable original condition U.S. cavalry example, but its association with the historic town of Tombstone, Arizona Territory, just puts icing on the cake! A collector’s dream…” Also included are copies of letters , ca-1880, to Hart’s wife. In one he tells her to send his gun tools as soon as possible as there is a great need for a good gunsmith in Tombstone. Included with the numerous research papers is a detailed list of ownership of the Colt to the present day. The gun apparently remained in the Hart family for generations. CONDITION: Revolver is very fine, all matching including grip, as noted above. Bbl retains about 90% strong orig blue with wear around muzzle, strong & bright in sheltered areas. Frame retains 60-70% orig case colors, strong & bright in sheltered areas. Hammer retains about 75-80% bright case colors. Trigger guard & back strap both retain strong orig blue in sheltered areas with front strap a gray patina and back strap dull blue. Cylinder retains 70-80% thin orig blue/brown patina on outer diameter with dark blue in the flutes and faces of the cylinder. Grip is sound showing moderate wear with usual nicks, dings & scratches and retains a hand worn patina. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. Holster is sound with some drying & crackling on holster body & skirt and retains about 60% orig russet brown finish. Match safe & photograph are extremely fine, reproduced photographs are also fine. This is a very rare opportunity to own a genuine and historic lot from the most famous town in the history of the wild west. 4-37304 (65,000-85,000)

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2175
Revised: 2/18/2011

CORRECTION: Correct estimate should be $3500-5500

SCARCE MARTIALLY MARKED CASEY INSPECTED COLT CAVALRY SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 17092. Cal. 45 Colt. Usual configuration with 7-1/2″ bbl, full front sight and 1-line script letter address with last four digits of SN on the bottom beneath the ejector rod housing. Ejector rod housing is first type with bulls eye ejector rod head. Left side of frame has 2-line patent dates and a small “US” and it is mounted with a 1-pc walnut grip with heavy oil staining in back strap channel which has obliterated any numbers present. Bottom of bbl, trigger guard, top of back strap and cyl are all stamped with a tiny “C” (A.P. Casey) sub-inspector initial. Left side of grip has the partially legible cartouche of Mr. Casey. According to Cavalry & Artillery Revolvers…A Continuing Study, Kopec & Fenn, this revolver falls within the range of known replacement revolvers issued to the 7th Cavalry after the Custer fight at the Little Big Horn. These revolvers can be considered as having participated at the Battle of Wounded Knee with the 7th Cavalry. Casey inspected revolvers are not very common with only a total of 2,560 revolvers inspected during the 1875 period with several other inspectors inspecting revolvers besides Casey. CONDITION: Good to very good, all matching except grip as noted above. No orig finish remains on bbl being mostly a smooth blue/brown patina with a few spots of scattered surface rust. Bbl address is re-rolled. Frame shows a heat halo around the hammer screw area on left side, probably from removing a stuck or damaged screw. Left side of frame also has some minor touch-up with a replaced hammer screw and base pin screw. Cylinder is a smooth silver/brown patina with plum brown patina in the flutes and base pin & ejector rod screw are a replacements. Trigger guard & back strap are a smooth silver/gray patina. Grip has chipped toes with heavy edge wear and a hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-41875 JR121 (3,500-4,500)

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2194
Revised: 2/28/2011

SPECIAL NOTE: The catalog correctly states that this gun was refreshed by the factory. Most importantly, it should also be noted that this factory refreshment literally took place a matter of weeks after its initial shipment on loan to Floyd Buckley and prior to its reallocation to H&D Folsom, as indicated by the Colt Factory records. The gun retains 1927 vintage Colt Factory finish making the fact of refreshment a moot point. An unnumbered cylinder is not uncommon on SAAs in this serial range.

The Correct Estimate should be…$5000-8000.

*PRE-WWII COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 348617. Cal. 45 Colt. Blue & color case hardened with 7-1/2″ bbl, full thick front sight and 1-line block letter address with caliber marking on left side. Left side of frame has 2-line 3-patent dates and rampant Colt. Mounted with rampant Colt hard rubber grips numbered to this revolver. SN was observed on the frame & right sides of front & back straps under the grip. Left side of front strap & butt strap under the grip is stamped with the assembly number “120B” which number is also found on the bbl, under ejector rod housing and inside ejector rod housing, indicating factory restored finish. Cylinder is not numbered which indicates that it is probably a replacement at the time of restoration. Right rear web of trigger guard is stamped with a small “&”, the factory mark for factory restoration. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter identifying this revolver as found, shipped to Loan Account Floyd Buckley, address unavailable, on Feb. 4, 1927 in a shipment of nine same type revolvers. Under remarks section they state that the revolver was returned to the factory on May 19, 1927 and was then shipped to H & D Folsom Arms Co. in New York on Oct. 25, 1927. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching except cylinder, as noted above. Overall retains most of its fine factory restored finish with bright glossy blue on bbl & cyl with only light muzzle edge wear & sharp edge wear on cylinder. Ejector rod housing shows light wear on front edge. Frame retains strong, bright case colors in front edges and sheltered areas, moderately faded elsewhere. Sides & rear edge of hammer retain bright case colors, faded on top edge. Trigger guard & back strap retain most of their factory blue with a scrape on front strap. Grips are sound with some minor flattened diamonds on right side showing light wear elsewhere. Hammer is not solid in safety notch, otherwise mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-42001 JR178 (5,000-8,000)

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2276
Revised: 3/13/2011

Correction: We can not guarantee inspector markings.

CASED RARE UNION DEFENSE COMMITTEE MARKED COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 220777. Cal. 31. Rare martially marked ’49 Pocket with 5″ oct bbl, brass pin front sight and 1-line New-York U.S. America address. Left side of frame is marked “COLTS PATENT” and the large guard brass trigger guard & back strap contain a 1-pc walnut grip with last four digits of SN in back strap channel. Top flat of bbl, at the chamber end, is stamped with a small anchor, the top of back strap is stamped “USN” and the butt strap is stamped “UDC”. Cylinder is stamped perpendicular to the axis of the bore “P / GG”. These are believed to be the inspector initials of Navy inspector Guert Gansevoort. Early in the Civil War arms & equipment to outfit new recruits were in extreme short supply or entangled in government bureaucracy. Therefore numerous towns, cities & states elected to outfit their own troops and the Union Defense Committee, which was formed in New York City at the outbreak of the Civil War, purchased fifty Colt Model 1849 Pocket revolvers and are believed to have delivered them to the Brooklyn & Boston Navy Yards for use by ships’ captains & crew. It is generally reported that these revolvers fell within the 203,000 & 204,000 serial ranges, however there are several instances of identically marked revolvers in other serial ranges. Page 64 of Civil War Small Arms of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, author unknown, states that by 1864 “Twenty Model 1849 Colts had been given by the Navy Yard to the commanding officers of vessels being outfitted for sea.” The bottom half of that page pictures a Colt Model 1849 Pocket with markings identical to the one being offered here and is in the 202,000 serial range. The trigger guard & back strap of this revolver were never silver plated which is indicative of military issue. The G’s stamped on the cyl are unusual in that they appear to be a large capital “C” that have been overstamped at the opening of the “C” with a small “T” to form the letter “G”. The photograph that appears in the referenced publication is stamped in the same manner. Accompanied by a custom mahogany casing with dark blue velvet lining compartmented in bottom for the revolver; a fine “COLTS PATENT” eagle & stars “E PLURIBUS UNUM” 1-sided pocket sized flask; a blued steel “COLT’S PATENT” 2-cavity bullet & ball mold with sprue cutter; marked on right side “31 PKT”; a packet of six Colt Cartridge Works combustible cartridges; a fine lacquered tin of Eley’s caps and an L-shaped nipple wrench. PROVENANCE: Fred B. McDonald Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine, all matching except wedge which is unnumbered. Bbl retains about 60% thin orig blue with some light hammer marks around wedge slot. Rammer retains faded case colors with faded case colors on pivot. Frame retains 25-30% case colors, brighter in sheltered areas, faded elsewhere. Hammer retains 60-65% faded case colors. Cylinder is mostly a blue/gray patina and retains 40-50% stagecoach holdup scene. Trigger guard & back strap are a medium to dark mustard patina. Grip is sound with minor hammer marks on bottom edges, moderate wear on edges and a couple of gouges on right side and overall retains about 80% orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with a few scattered spots of light pitting. Case is extremely fine with light handling & storage marks and retains virtually all of its custom finish. Interior is lightly soiled. Flask is very fine, retaining 93-95% strong orig finish. Cap tin is very fine with lightly faded label. Cartridge packet has several ink spots on front with light to moderate soil and is open on three edges. Mold is nicked & dinged and overall retains about 80% orig blue. Nipple wrench is fine. 4-41371 JR654 (5,000-8,000)

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2299
Revised: 3/16/2011

Correction: Catalog states “hand is missing”. This is NOT TRUE. Hand is present and cylinder advances as it should.

FINE GUSTAVE YOUNG ENGRAVED COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY REVOLVER. SN 133527. Cal. 36. Usual configuration with 7-12″ oct bbl, rare Rocky Mtn. dovetail front sight and 1-line New-York U.S. America address. Left side of frame is roll marked “COLTS PATENT” and the silver plated large guard brass trigger guard & back strap contain an outstanding checkered 1-pc ivory grip. Cylinder is unfluted with usual 6-shots and Ormsby Naval battle roll marking. SN was observed in the usual places with last four digits on various pieces. Serial numbers on the bbl lug, frame, trigger guard & buttstrap are all accompanied by a small “I E”, which indicates that this revolver was to be engraved with ivory grips. Revolver is engraved by Gustave Young in his deluxe full coverage on frame of foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background. One scroll on each side and another on the left recoil shield terminate in flower blossoms. Engraving extends over bbl lug and top side flats with matching engraving on rammer pivot. Both sides of bbl lug have two scrolls each that terminate in flower blossoms around screw holes. Top flat has an engraved chip & dot border around the address which terminates in a fleur-de-lis. Shank of hammer is engraved in foliate arabesque patterns with Mr. Young’s trademark wolf’s head & fish scale patterns on each side and fish scale pattern on top edge. Top of back strap is engraved with Mr. Young’s fan pattern and foliate arabesque patterns near the top at the heel on buttstrap & trigger guard. This is a lovely old Navy which saw hard service over many years. CONDITION: Very good, all matching including wedge & cylinder except grip which is unnumbered but obviously is orig to this revolver. No orig finish remains being an overall smooth gray metal finish with some smoky case colors on rammer handle. Hammer nose is lightly pitted, cyl has matching patina and retains 30-40% Ormsby Naval battle scene. Rammer screw in bbl lug appears to be a replacement. Grip has a small crack at left heel, otherwise is sound showing moderate to heavy edge wear and a few age lines with light diamond point wear. Hammer is not solid in half cock notch and hand is missing (a minor repair), otherwise mechanics are fine. Strong dark bore with a ring about 3″ from the cyl end. 4-42010 JR191 (8,000-12,000)

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2319A
Revised: 3/9/2011

Correction: We have recently been contacted by another party also purporting to own the original carbine used to kill Clell Miller. Because of this conflicting documentation, we cannot and will not guarantee that our Smith carbine was or was not the actual gun used to kill Miller.

EXTRAORDINARILY RARE SMITH CIVIL WAR CARBINE USED BY DR. HENRY M. WHEELER IN NORTHFIELD, MINNESOTA DURING THE JAMES-YOUNGER BANK HOLDUP IN SEPTEMBER 1876. SN 21020. Cal. 52. Standard Civil War issue Smith carbine with 21-1/2″ oct to rnd bbl, half nickel front sight and short, carbine ladder rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with rnd forearm and sgl band with straight stock & carbine buttplate. Left side of stock has two crisp cartouches. Receiver has usual markings of Mass. Arms and Poultney & Trimble with Smith’s Patent all on the left side. Left side of the receiver is missing the sling bar & ring and it is also missing the hammer screw. This carbine is documented as having been reportedly owned by a Dr. Dampier of Crookston, MN, whose father had reportedly carried this carbine throughout the Civil War. Dr. Dampier was given the carbine by his father and was apparently keeping it in his hotel in Northfield, MN, when on Sept. 7, 1876 the James-Younger Gang staged the attempted robbery of the First National Bank of Northfield. At the time of the robbery a young medical student named Henry Mason Wheeler was visiting in Northfield and happened to be in the vicinity of the bank when the shooting started. The gang had botched the robbery apparently because some members of the gang inside the bank had been drinking and hadn’t waited for the rest of the gang to position themselves as had been planned. They killed the teller which alerted the townsfolk who organized and began shooting at the robbers as they exited the bank. Mr. Wheeler dashed into the hotel across the street looking for a firearm and found this Smith carbine with only 2 or 3-rds of ammunition. He raced upstairs and out onto a balcony where he shot Clell Miller dead and wounded Bob Younger in the elbow. The carbine was apparently returned to Dr. Dampier’s possession and when he set up practice in Crookston, MN, took the carbine with him. On Aug. 10, 1898, according to an article in the Crookston Weekly Times, Dr. Dampier was visited by Dr. Wheeler and the carbine was loaned to Dr. Wheeler who took it back to his medical office in Grand Forks, ND where it was displayed. Dr. Wheeler subsequently gave this carbine to Attorney Frank B. Feetham in about 1915 for legal services or simply as a gift. Dr. Wheeler and Atty. Feetham both lived on the same block in Grand Forks for nearly 40 years, were both Masons, avid gun collectors, shooters, hunters and outdoorsmen and were close friends. Atty. Feetham was the City Attorney during part of this time and Dr. Wheeler was a City Alderman and later Mayor. Both were very active and involved in the early development of Grand Forks. Frank B. Feetham had one son, Laurence R. Feetham, who was born in 1892, grew up in Grand Forks, graduated from the Univ. of ND Law School and was admitted to the ND Bar on June 22, 1914. Laurence Feetham recalled Dr. Wheeler giving this carbine to his father and relating the story of the Northfield Bank Robbery. Larry C. Feetham, son of Laurence Feetham, also stated that this carbine was part of a barter transaction for Frank B. Feetham’s legal services. Laurence Feetham was a first person witness to the barter transaction, which he apparently related to his son, Larry Feetham. This is a storied and immensely historic carbine that, in the hands of young Dr. Wheeler perhaps changed the outcome of the James-Younger botched bank robbery in Northfield, MN. The fact that Dr. Wheeler was in Northfield at the time of the robbery and used a Smith carbine is indisputable, then backed up with the newspaper article of August 1898 where Dr. Dampier is turning over possession of this Smith carbine to Dr. Wheeler is also indisputable. All of the compiled evidence can leave no other conclusion than this carbine is the actual Smith carbine used by young Dr. Wheeler to kill Clell Miller and disable Bob Younger during the Northfield, MN bank robbery. CONDITION: Fine to very fine, all matching. Bbl retains about 95% strong orig factory blue with the fire blued top latch moderately rusted. Receiver retains 75-80% faded case colors, stronger in sheltered areas on right side. Wood is sound with a few minor nicks & scratches and retains most of its orig oil finish with crisp cartouches. Hammer spring is apparently broken, otherwise mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with moderate pitting. Wear & fading patterns on the left side of the receiver are consistent with the sling bar having been removed a long time ago. 4-42039 JR280 (10,000-50,000)

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2324
Revised: 3/12/2011

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: This gun was originally manufactured by Remington to be a percussion revolver serial number 45066. But before it was assembled the firm made a transition to cartridge revolvers and this was finished as a cartridge revolver. This extremely important and historic Remington is marked with assembly number “1”, meaning that this was the very first cartridge revolver assembled by Remington of this type!!

This is NOT a conversion revolver; it is the first assembled cartridge revolver!!

REMINGTON IMPROVED NEW MODEL NAVY CARTRIDGE REVOLVER. SN 45066. Cal. 38 RF. Nickel finish with 7-1/2″ oct bbl with pinched post front sight and 3-line address containing patent dates of Sept. 14, 1858 and March 17, 1863. It has an unfluted 6-shot cyl with safety notches on rear edge and a 1/4″ thick recoil plate. Right side of frame is mounted with an ejector rod housing that has an L-shaped ejector rod that has a checkered end. Screws are blued and it is mounted with beautiful smooth pearl grips numbered to this revolver. This revolver, although considered a conversion, is in fact a manufactured revolver originally made for cartridges. It is believed that the majority of these revolvers were sold to the B. Kittredge Co. of Cincinnati, OH, who was one of the major distributors and sales agencies for western dealers, stores & individuals. Few of these revolvers survive today with much orig finish having served on the American frontier under extreme adverse conditions with little or no maintenance. PROVENANCE: E.J. “Ted” Bell Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all matching including grips except cyl which is unnumbered. Overall retains virtually all of its crisp orig nickel finish with one small scratch on the loading lever and a couple of very small spots of discoloration on top left side of bbl at the frame. Hammer spring tension screw is battered, otherwise screws are all fine. Right grip has a repaired chip in the toe, otherwise grips are sound with great fire & color. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, probably unfired. 4-41710 JR234 (10,000-15,000)

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2373
Revised: 3/13/2011

Additional Information: There is a professional repair to a crack in the knuckle bow.

AMERICAN HORSE HEAD MOUNTED OFFICER’S SABER. Sword has a wide 31-1/2″ blade that at one time has blue and gold panels which are now quite worn. Motifs included are large American eagle and several American panoply of arms. Grip is carved ivory. Hilt design is most unusual showing an open mouthed horse with an eagle or serpent head in the horse’s mouth forming a stirrup shape. Languets show early style turkey-like eagles with stars and ribbon with “E Plurbis Unum”. The accompanying brass scabbard has a large engraved eagle between the top mounts and the drag like the knuckle bow appears to have an eagle head on serpent’s body. CONDITION: Blade is overall gray with scattered areas of pitting and staining. Etched panels are only partially discernible but upon close examination interesting details can be found such as several female figures and a flag with an American eagle. There is about 1/4″ gap between scabbard throat and bottom of hilt where sword does not seem to fit perfectly. Shape of languets and shape of languet profile in top of scabbard are different, but the eagle drag and eagle knuckle bow sure appear of the same design. Scabbard has a repaired crack below the middle mount as can be seen in photos. It appears to be only on the obverse, not the reverse. Hilt and scabbard retain gilt in protected areas. Ivory grip has a 1″ chip at top on left side and bottom of grip is chipped about 1/4″ most all the way around. 8-76275 JS16 (2,500-4,500)

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2384
Revised: 2/28/2011

CORRECTION: Since the printing of the catalogue we have found that there was a typographical word omission in the description wherein we stated that we guarantee the vintage. We do NOT guarantee the vintage of this piece.

B. PIFFET & SONS NEW ORLEANS IVORY HANDLED KNIFE PRESENTED TO CAPTAIN DAVID PIERSON C.S.A. This exact knife, is featured on the back cover of Phil Bazer’s book titled “New Orleans Cutlers Until the 1900’s“, the knife is also featured inside his book in a two 1/2 page spread on pg. 150-151 and part of pg. 152. The knife is 10-3/4″ long with a 6-1/2” blade. Blade marked “B. PIFFET & SONS NEW ORLEANS”. Handle, of carved ivory with a relief carved design of an Eagle and Eaglets on the top on either side, the hilt consisting of a coiled serpent with head and tail carved in relief. The handle of the knife mounted with tortoise shell panels, with its orig silver scabbard, which has an oval mounted plaque inscribed “CAPTAIN DAVID PERSON”. The knife and scabbard is mounted in its specially fitted case, which is stamped in gold on the exterior, barely readable “FROM THE OFFICERS & MEN-CO. C. WINN RIFLES-3RD LOUISIANA INFANTRY”. The oval case with stamp design having a purple interior including a velvet sculpted shaped repository for the knife. B.(Baptist) Piffet was originally born in France, he came to New Orleans from France in 1835 and established a business on the Levy and later moved to Canal St. with his business, and eventually died in 1885. His business is listed in the City Directory from 1838 well up into the 1890’s. Captain David Person was mustered into the Confederate Service on May 17, 1861 as a captain of Company C, 3rd Louisiana, he was wounded and captured at Iuka, September 19, 1862, and exchanged at Vicksburg, October 18, 1862. He was promoted to major on December 20, 1862 and again wounded, surrendered and paroled at Vicksburg in July of 1863. He was promoted to Lt. Colonel October 9, 1863. In March of 1864 he was posted at the Natchitoches camp for exchange and at the close of the conflict Colonel Person was paroled at Shreveport, June 1863. This lot also includes an image of Capt. Pearson and his wife, Captain Person in civilian clothing with his wife, the image is marked on the reverse “Simon & Titus Photographers, 165 Canal St., Near Dauphin, New Orleans. We are not certain of the age of this piece, and do guarantee the vintage. SIZE: Case is approximately 12-1/4″ long, the knife 11” long. PROVENANCE: Fred B. McDonald Estate Collection. CONDITION: Generally good, the case faded and some old age cracks in the ivory of the handle. 4-41457 JDJ6 (10,000-20,000)

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2388
Revised: 3/12/2011

Additional Information: Extremely important oversight in the catalog description which neglects to state that a comprehensive report authored by noted flag historian and scholar Howard Madaus accompanies this lot in which he affirms it is “authentic and dates to the period of Jan and Feb 1861”.

RARE EARLY CONFEDERATE SECESSION FLAG. This is a rarely seen pattern in a very desireable small size. It contains 13 stripes and and a total of 11 stars. This flag is made of double ply bunting; both for stripes and canton. The five radial stars are double applique cotton. Flag has no discernible hoist but that edge is finished by turning over a 1/4″ edge as is done on the top edge and the fly also, bottom edge of red stripe has a finished edge from the loom. During the early days of the secession, a great variety of evolved til eventually a standard was developed. This rare genuine period piece represents one of the very early renditions. There is little written on early Secession flags with multi stripes such as this. However, there are similar documented examples, a similar canton design is also seen in Philip Thian’s Documentary History of the Flag and Seal of the Confederate States of America published in Washington, DC in 1880. SIZE: 27″ x 46″. CONDITION: Flag overall is in very good condition. There is scattered insect damage as can be seen in photos. There is also scattered staining, blue dye in canton has faded to a light blue-green, red color is still vibrant. The piece will display very well and is in a very convenient size. 8-76323 JS51 (15,000-20,000)

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2412
Revised: 3/13/2011

Additional Information: This gun was pictured on pages 88, 89 and 90 of the Gun Collectors Letter #16 published September 30, 1947.

CHAPMAN CONFEDERATE BRASS FRAME REVOLVER. SN 3. Chapman Confederate Brass Frame Revolver. Cal. 36. Bbl. 7 1/2″ part octagonal – part round. This pistol once part of the Fabulous Stage Coach Museum of Antique Arms is pictured in the Stage Coach Museum Book item # 496 & listed as “Confederate Attempt at Some Unknown Ignition System”. This gun has brass frame with ignition system that was possibly teat fire or pill lock. Most parts of this gun have a serial No. 3 stamp, including barrel, frame, arbor, stocks, stocks screw & cylinder. Back of cylinder is stamped “C. CHAPMAN”. This most interesting gun according to the stage coach catalog says, “This gun is unique & only specimen known”, but accompanied correspondence from well known authorities & collectors Dick Littlefield, Henry Stewart, & Richard Donaldson talk of another identical specimen serial No. 1 though not marked C. Chapman. PROVENANCE: Fred B. McDonald Estate Collection. CONDITION: This gun is in overall very good condition & its unusual external mechanism functions well. This will probably be your only opportunity to obtain 1 of the only known specimens of this purported Confederate revolver. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: paperwork 4-42144 JS-1 (6,000-8,000)

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2434
Revised: 3/13/2011

Additional Information: This very fine Berdan Sharpshooter’s Rifle has the left barrel flat stamped with “OWA” Ainsworth inspector’s mark and a “JT” Taylor cartouche on the left wrist which are proper for a genuine Berdan Sharps. This is an exceptional example!

SHARPS NEW MODEL 1859 IN BERDAN SERIAL NUMBER RANGE. SN 56932. Cal. .52, 30″ rnd bbl, square base front with slightly modified German silver blade, 800 yard ladder rear sight, base marked “R.S. LAWRENCE/PATENTED FEB 15TH 1859”. In front of rear sight bbl is marked “SHARPS RIFLE MANUFG. CO./HARTFORD CONN”. Behind rear sight is marked “NEW MODEL 1859”. Standard receiver equipped with dbl-set triggers. Left side marked “C.SHARPS PAT/SEPT 12TH 1848”. Lock plate is marked above and behind hammer “R.S. LAWRENCE PAT/APRIL 12TH 1859” and marked center of plate “C.SHARPS PAT/OCT. 5TH 1852.” Mounted with straight grain walnut, uncheckered straight grip, steel carbine buttplate, iron patchbox on right side, inlet base with sling swivel 4″ from toe, 24″ forend retained by 3 bands. Center with sling swivel and nose cap. The recognized serial number range for Berdan Sharpshooter rifles is 54,374 to 57,567. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl retains strong orig blue with thinning and blending with brown and silver patina forward of forend, remainder is a strong blue with some minor spotting of dark patina. Receiver is a silver hardening patina blending with gray and brown patina. Stock is sound with normal nicks, dings and dents and retains an orig finish blended with hand-worn patina. The patchbox shows traces of thinning orig case colors blending with brown patina and some very fine surface oxidation. Forend is sound with some normal, nicks, dings and small dents and retains orig finish blended with hand-worn patina. Mechanics are crisp including set trigger, shiny bore with very good rifling, some minor frosting in grooves. 4-42019 BDT271 (17,500-22,500)

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2460
Revised: 2/28/2011

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Little is known about the significance of the most unusual 5-pointed star with a circle located on the right side of the buttstock. Well known and respected collector/dealer Robert W. Smith of Casper Wyoming discovered the marking on one of his Springfield carbines. He became curious about the marking when he encountered another carbine with an identical marking in the same place on the buttstock. He began searching and questioning his friends & acquaintances and over a period of years discovered eight Springfield carbines, two Sharps carbines and a Colt Model 1860 Army all with the same marking. Mr. Smith has a great love for the West and a long abiding interest in all things Indian, Western and Cavalry. He continued his research on this star symbol and eventually wrote a 7-page article entitled “Weapons with Spiritual Power” which appeared in the August 1995 issue of Man at Arms magazine. In addition to the eleven firearms Mr. Smith discovered marked with this star symbol he also learned of a ghost dance shirt which is on exhibit at the Denver Art Museum which, in addition to various other symbols including fish, butterflies and a mythical bird, has a 5-pointed star with a circle in its center. He also learned of a Sioux woman’s dress, circa 1858, which was believed to have been made by Eagle Woman, the Hunkpapa Sioux wife of a Caucasian trader. Eagle Woman was a relative of Sitting Bull, the spiritual leader of the Hunkpapa Sioux who participated in the Custer Massacre at Little Big Horn. This woman’s dress was given to Father Pierre De Smet while he was doing missionary work with the Indians in South Dakota. He sent the dress to the Queen of Belgium in 1868 and it is now on display at the Royal Museum of Art & History in Brussels. The top center of the front of the dress, just below the neckline, is the symbol of a cross and on each side are three stars with circles in the centers. Given the two absolutely authentic and documented usages of this star symbol it can almost certainly be stated that the star with circle in the center has a spiritual meaning for the Sioux and possibly other Indian tribes of the region, but the known usages of this symbol were by the Sioux. Another possible significance of the star symbol could be that it was used as the emblem of a warrior society. Kate Bighead, a Cheyenne who watched the Custer fight stated that during the fight “the Indians mostly were in warrior society bands at different places, because the men of each warrior society understood each others’ ways.”This certainly would make sense that the Sioux of a particular warrior society would have decorated their guns to designate their membership and also to give their weapons spiritual power.

RARE INDIAN USED SHARPS NEW MODEL 1863 SADDLE RING CARBINE, PROBABLY FROM THE CUSTER MASSACRE. SN C27117. Cal. 50. Standard New Model 1863 carbine with 22″ rnd bbl, crude replacement German silver front sight and a fixed Kentucky rifle style buckhorn rear sight in the Lawrence Patent ladder rear sight dovetail. Receiver & lockplate have usual markings and it is mounted with very worn straight grain American walnut. Right side of buttstock, at the buttplate, has a carved 5-pointed star with circle in the center. There is another smaller, lightly carved 5-pointed star forward of the larger one. Also there is a carved 13/16″ shallow rnd hole carved above and forward of the large star. This hole is about the size of an American five cent piece. The spiritual significance of the star marking is discussed in the additional information preceding the listing. PROVENANCE: The Kirk Budd Collection, Ex-Robert Smith Collection. CONDITION: Fair. No orig finish remains with the bbl being a cleaned medium gray patina with heavy scattered rust pitting. Receiver, lockplate & hammer are a dark brown patina with scattered light rust pitting. The wood is much battered, worn & weathered with the forearm showing heavy saddle bow wear and some light splintering along bbl channel. Buttstock also shows very heavy wear with numerous small grain checks but is sound and intact. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with good shine on the lands, dark in the grooves. 4-40785 JR338 (7,000-10,000)

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2465
Revised: 2/18/2011

CORRECTION: The correct spelling, and as on the horn, is “Jonathan”.

FABULOUS 1777 DATED POWDERHORN OF “JONATHON HUNTRESS” – HUNTRESS WAS AT VALLEY FORGE. Horn has a carved throat with a notched wide ring near the spout. The horn body is a beautiful, light honey amber with well executed engr of villages, and various subject matter. The base of the horn with its original DOWEDY, pine plug, and now a fixed to the horn with large round headed brass tacks which are very old additions(plug was attached with tiny wooden pegs). A banner coils around the shaft of the horn and reads, “Jonathan Huntress A OCTOB 2 1777”. Also found is a second name, near the upper portion, “Philip Guardi/nier His horn”. Guardinier is the second owner and didn’t allow for space and carried his name onto a second line above. Various towns are depicted, most notable and largest is Albany, NY consisting of many buildings, gardens, etc, most of which are within a fortress. The base of the horn carved with a cartouche, of flowering vines w/ crowned winged angel w/large heart & cross for a bosom flanked by initials “I/H”. Also at base are carved hills w/ evergreens and settlement titled “Benin Town” with a very large church and steeple. Up the horn a large town w/fortress works near the river titled, “New York” and to the left, a group of houses titled, “ESTSHORE”. Jonathan Huntress was baptized at the Church of Newington, in Newington, NH 8-18-1751. Married 1774, and died 8-29-1779, reportedly killed by the enemy at 28. As a Soldier in the Revolution, Huntress enlisted at Portsmouth on 6-18-1775 in Brig Gen Enoch Poor’s Brig, 2nd NH Reg commanded by Col. Geo Reed in the 7th Company 1777-1779. From December 1777 to May 1778, he was on the Valley Forge Muster Rolls in Blodgett’s Co, 2nd NH. We know Huntress was killed at Newton Rock about 6 miles from Chemung,in action against the Tories and Iroquois, on 8-29-1779. It is believed that Phillip Guardinier later acquired this horn and added his name. A preliminary internet search revealed no information on Phillip Guardinier(Gardiner).This is a beautiful horn, and obviously was with Huntress at Valley Forge when he, and much of the rest of the Continental Army spent one of the most dismal, depressing and challenging winters that Washington and his troops encountered during the history of the Revolutionary War. Accompanied by a Valley Forge Muster Roll Project data sheet for Gen Enoch Poor’s Brigade, 2nd NH Reg, and the muster roll for Pvt Jonathan Huntress. Also an account of the action that took Corp Huntress’ life as told by Ensign Danl Gookin of the 2nd NH. SIZE: approx 17″ on the outside curve, butt approx 3″ in diameter PROVENANCE: Private Family Collection. CONDITION: Generally Outstanding, the horn has a pleasant, light honey amber overall patina, and the distinct engraving contrasts well with the soft background. The original domed, wooden buttplug with numerous nails, has one brass tack missing at the base. A truly outstanding horn that is fresh to the market. 4-42075 JJ1 (10,000-20,000)

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2474
Revised: 3/3/2011

CORRECTION: This is the exact pistol illustrated on pg 257 of the William Locke collection and of course carries the same serial number 24579. It has come to our attention that specs on this pistol are not consistent with those illustrated in Frasca’s book The 45-70 Springfield Book II. These pistols were of course an experiment and we are not certain as to whether this is a variation or something that was made to replicate an original. In disassembling the gun, the patina on the interior of the stock, the color on the metal parts protected by the stock as opposed to the color of the metal exposed clearly indicates that this pistol in its current configuration has been like this for a very, very long time. It is offered with this knowledge and caveat.

EXTREMELY RARE MODEL 1869 SPRINGFIELD BREECH LOADING PISTOL. Cal. 50-70. Extraordinarily rare with less than 50 having been produced at Springfield Armory in 1869. These pistols were produced at the direction of the Ordnance Board to develop a large war pistol for the Cavalry. Springfield Armory built these pistols on Model 1868 Trapdoor actions with 9″ tapered rnd bbls and barleycorn shaped front sights. They utilized standard breech blocks which were stamped with a small “69” and standard “1863” dated lockplates & hammers. A standard 2-pc carbine trigger guard was utilized with a bent tang and brass butt cap with integral brass back strap. The sgl bbl band is secured with a bottom mounted spring keeper. Pistol is mounted in a nicely figured 1-pc walnut stock with curved smooth grip and raised side panels. This exact pistol, identified by SN is pictured as the bottom plate on p. 257 of The Wm. M. Locke Collection book. CONDITION: Fine plus. The metal overall retains a light to medium gray patina with smoky case colors in the breech block. Stock is sound with a few scattered light storage & handling marks and retains most of its orig oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-42041 JR243 (7,500-12,500)

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2483
Revised: 3/12/2011

Correction: Caliber is 34 NOT 43.

EXTREMELY RARE JOHN HALL PRE-1818 MADE SPORTING RIFLE. SN 131. Cal. .43. This is one of the classic Hall Sporting rifles as made in Portland Maine between 1815 and the time Hall moved to Harpers Ferry to begin making rifles under Government Contract. Oct bbl is 33-3/4″ long and is rifled with eight grooves and carries an offset rear sight located 6-1/2″ from receiver and the corresponding front sight located 3/8″ from the muzzle. The bbl is held to the 51″ long burl walnut stock by four iron keys and the left side of the butt stock has a slightly raised cheek piece giving it a very Kentucky Rifle appearance. Brass Patchbox is made with a rounded front with open windows on both side pieces above and below the lid. Iron Receiver is clearly marked “JOHN H HALL/PATENT” in two lines. Serial Number 131 stamped on the right side of the receiver and is visible upon elevating the receiver. Receiver also measures .34 cal. The buttplate, toe plate, trigger guard, nosecap, three cleaning rod thimbles are made of brass. Receiver is elevated by the spur latch on these early rifles and release escutcheon is iron and oval in shape. Rear plate behind the receiver appears to be made of German silver with a 1/2″ piece broken away and now missing (easily repaired by a competent Gunsmith). The Hickory cleaning rod shows its age, and may be orig to the time period of the rifle. This exact rifle was in the Tony Stone Collection that was auctioned by Little John’s in September, 1992 as item S-55 in the catalog, then it was offered as item number 33 by David Condon in his September, 1993 Catalog. PROVENANCE: Michael Gingher Estate Collection. CONDITION: The metal is in fine condition showing about 50% of the orig finish that has mixed to a nice clean patina, but no pitting. The orig flintlock receiver shows a slightly darker finish indicating it was oil blackened and case hardened still showing about 70% with only the slightest of light pitting in the pan recess area. Mechanics are very tight indicating almost no use as does the bore which is a bit dirty. Stock is in fine matching condition with a few light handling nicks but no cracks or chips. All metal components of this gun appear to be orig, while there are a number of these sporting rifles in existence, few are in this condition. 4-41864 PS1 (15,000-20,000)

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2491
Revised: 2/21/2011

Correction: The date on the five-line markings on the receiver should be “1841” NOT “1831” as stated in the catalogue.

MODEL 1840 NORTH MADE HALL TYPE III CARBINE. SN NSN. Cal. .52 smooth. 21″ long bbl is still smooth bore. Receiver retains the five line markings of “U.S./S.NORTH/MIDLtn/CONN./1831”. This is the variation with the sling ring originally mounted on the side. Left side of barrel marked with the inspector’s initials of “EB” for (Elizur Bates). The stock shows no visible inspectors markings. PROVENANCE: Michael Gingher Estate Collection. CONDITION: Overall the metal is in very good condition showing age patina on the metal work. Wood matches in condition with some roughness from use in the field as these, like the Model 1842 carbines were heavily used during the Mexican War. Overall a solid gun with no abuse and only some very light pitting around the musket size nipple. 4-41872 PS9 (2,000-3,000)

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2502
Revised: 2/18/2011

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This very gun is pictured on p.172 of Behold the Long Rifle by Chandler and Whisker.

FINE UNSIGNED RELIEF CARVED READING AREA GOLDEN AGE FLINTLOCK KENTUCKY RIFLE. Cal..44 This fine example of an early Reading PA school Kentucky rifle has a 41″ full octagon rifled bbl with ramrod. It is fully stocked with a very attractive piece of curly maple wood which exhibits modest quality Beyer-style incised carving at the barrel tang, behind the lock and sideplate mortise, at the rear ramrod pipe a forward of the cheekpiece along with a silver thumbplate bearing the monogram “JLP”. Buttplate measures 1 3/4″ wide. Atop the cheeckiece is a classic silver inlay eight point star and crescent moon. The four piece engraved patch box has a Beyer-style “Whales Tail” finial very similar to No. 92 on p.236 of Joe Kindig’s book “Thoughts on the KY Rifle in its Golden Age”. The barrel wedges have unique and interesting heart shaped features. CONDITION: Very Good. The lock is a replacement retained by modern screws and the ramrod is a replacement. There is an old pinned repair to the top of the stock between the tang and lock with no other alterations or repairs visible. This is confirmed under black light. 4-41862 RG2 (9,000-12,000)

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2503
Revised: 3/12/2011

Additional Information: Accompanying the lot is a letter from Norm Flayderman in which he describes this gun and states that he had owned it for over 35 years. Also accompanied by the original Bill of Sale.

FINE UNMARKED FLINTLOCK KENTUCKY RIFLE IN THE STYLE OF PETER KUNZ. Cal. About 42 Smoothbore. Fine original Kentucky rifle, not reconverted, made by Peter Kuntz in Lehigh County PA. Peter was Jacob Kuntz’s brother. Unusual 44″ oct to rnd bbl with teardrop shaped German silver front sight and fixed rear sight. Lockplate appears to be orig, 4-1/2″ long x about 7/8″ wide, slightly curved with a short teat. There is a foliate & floral light engraving just forward of hammer with a stepped & grooved tail. It has a flat beveled-edged gooseneck hammer, also lightly engraved. Pan is round iron, integral with the lockplate and the frizzen has been relined. Mounted in what is either a cherry stained maple stock or cherry wood full length stock with brass furniture consisting of a brass nose cap, two faceted guides and a faceted tapered nose pipe. Patchbox is 4-pc of sheet brass with three piercings and very beautifully engraved to include delicate shadings on the leaves & flowers and is typical of Peter Kunz. It has a short rounded buttplate tang with short toeplate that has a pineapple finial. Patchbox release is in the center right edge of the buttplate. Stock has a Kunz-style basket weave checkered wrist with raised shallow fluted cheekpiece and a raised carved beading around bottom of the stock on both sides. Sides of forestock are incise carved with foliate arabesque pattern carving around the nosepipe. Trigger guard is typical of the period with shallow finger rest, however the front tang of the trigger guard is sheet brass with the engraved image of a soldier in uniform with bearskin type hat holding a musket with bayonet. The two piece lock bolt side plate is also typical of Peter Kuntz rifles. Front lock screw has a brass escutcheon in the shape of a flower blossom. Sideplate & escutcheon are also beautifully engraved with fine shadings. PROVENANCE: E.J. “Ted” Bell Collection; Norm Flayderman Collection. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl, lockplate & hammer retain a very dark heavy brown patina with good edges remaining on the bbl with some moderate pitting around the flash hole area. Stock has a crack in the toe, otherwise is sound with a few minor nicks & scratches and retains most of its orig finish. Bottom plate of the patchbox has one small raised edge with another small raised edge on each end of the sideplate. Mechanics are fine. 4-41707 JR276 (12,500-17,500)

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2514
Revised: 3/12/2011

Additional Information: The consignor has provided an extensive amount of research and information about the history of the gun and its ownership dating back to 1934 when it was purchased by his grandfather from descendants of Thomas Dewees. The material will be made available with the firearm.

RARE IDENTIFIED WYOMING BUFFALO HUNT ERA SHARPS MODEL 1874 SINGLE SHOT RIFLE. SN C53427. Cal. 44-77 Sharps. Standard 1874 Sharps sporting rifle with 28″ medium weight oct bbl, Sharps dovetailed front sight with German silver Rocky Mtn. blade and Lawrence Patent ladder rear sight. Top flat of bbl is marked with the 3-line Sharps Hartford address just forward of rear sight with “CALIBRE 44” over chamber area. Top of bbl, in rebated area of bbl root, is stamped with a tiny “20”. Receiver has usual markings, and a double set trigger. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with pewter tipped rnd Sharps forearm and straight stock with smooth steel, Sharps buttplate. SN was observed in usual place on top tang, bottom flat of bbl under forearm, inside lockplate, inside trigger plate, inside toe of buttplate, inside bbl channel of forearm and on face of buttstock under the metal, making this a completely matching Sharps rifle. Accompanied by a Sharps Rifle Co. letter which identifies this rifle as having been “Invoiced June 27, 1871 to T.B. Dewees of Fort Fred Steele, Wyoming Territory.” The rifle is listed as being in caliber 44 with 28″ oct bbl, dbl set triggers, open sights and oil finish stocks. It also notes that “It used the 2-1/4″ Berdan shell.” The 44-77 cartridge uses a 2-1/4″ case. Also accompanying is a packet of research material on Thomas Bull Dewees, born July 1834 and died July 1886, buried in Arlington National Cemetery. Thomas Bull Dewees served as Private through 1st Sergeant in the 2nd U.S. Dragoons from March 1858 to November 1861, when he was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in the 2nd U.S. Cavalry. He was brevetted Captain in June 1863 for gallantry in the Battle of Beverly Ford, Virginia where was severely wounded and captured by the enemy. He was a POW 1863-1864 when he apparently was exchanged and returned to his regiment where he remained until the end of the war. After the Civil War Captain Dewees remained in the Army and was assigned with the 2nd Cavalry to various western postings, initially at the reduced rank of 2nd Lieutenant as is customarily found for officers who remained on active duty after the Civil War. He was eventually promoted through the ranks reaching the rank of Major. Immediately after the war Dewees was posted with the 2nd Cavalry to Fort Riley, Kansas and then to Wyoming Territory at Laramie, Fort D.A. Russell and other posts in the southern half of Wyoming Territory. He was assigned to Fort Fred Steele from about August 1870 to November 1871. He apparently took a Leave of Absence from November 1871, until April 1872 during which time he very likely was buffalo hunting with his new Sharps rifle. In April 1872 he returned to Fort Steele and remained there until February 1874. Subsequent to that he and several troops of the 2nd Cavalry participated in the Sioux Expedition under Gen. Crook as Commander of Company A, 2nd Cavalry and fought the Indians at the Battle of the Rosebud and subsequent to the Custer fight at the Little Big Horn. He continued in service with the 2nd Cavalry until about 1881 when he was promoted to Major and assigned to the 9th Cavalry. Little is known of his life after that and he died July 5, 1886. Capt. Dewees is pictured on p. 37 of the Time Life series book Gettysburg as a cavalry officer leading his troop. Thomas B. Dewees was a gallant and brave soldier who devoted much of his life to the service of his country in the Indian Wars from 1858 to 1861 and again from 1866 to 1881 as well as throughout the entirety of the Civil War. Also accompanying is a printout of an email from someone named Mark Miller at the University of Wyoming who states that he apparently was part of a team who had “done quite a bit of archeology at the site” (Fort Fred Steele) and that Capt. Dewees had been there for more than a year. Mr. Miller states that there is a creek named “Deweese” (sic) on his family ranch north of the Fort which he believes is named for Capt. Dewees. He further states that Capt. Dewees is mentioned in an article from 1972 about Fort Steele by Bob Murray which appeared in the Annals of Wyoming. He further states that Capt. Dewees is photographed along with other officers during the Black Hills Expedition which was published in Paul Hedren’s With Crook in the Black Hills. And finally this Sharps rifle was on loan and on exhibit at the Woolaroc Museum from Jan. 2002 to Jan. 2007. That this Sharps rifle was present in Wyoming & Montana during the era of the Great Buffalo Hunts is incontestable and further that its owner, a decorated military officer, took about six months out of his career not long after his new Sharps rifle had been delivered is also well-documented and it is likely that he spent this time shooting buffalo. It is also reasonably well-documented that virtually all of the military officers assigned to the frontier posts and outposts had their own personal hunting firearms which they took with them wherever they went. Therefore it is further reasonable to assume that Capt. Dewees would have taken his Sharps rifle with him both on the Black Hills expedition with Gen. Crook and again with Gen. Crook in pursuit of the Sioux which culminated in the battles at the Rosebud and Little Big Horn. CONDITION: Fine, all matching as noted above. Bbl retains traces of blue in the most sheltered areas being mostly a smooth blue/gray patina. Receiver & lockplate retain smoky case colors in the most sheltered areas being mostly faded to silver. Wood is sound showing heavy wear with a wonderful hand worn patina. Mechanics are crisp, dbl set triggers function, strong bright bore showing moderate to heavy wear with moderate pitting. This is a fine, documented historic Sharps rifle comparable to the Fort Stockton, Texas, Sharps rifles. 4-41734 JR97 (17,500-27,500)

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