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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1000

**STEYR AUG RIFLE REGISTERED BY FLEMING (FULLY TRANSFERABLE). SN Host gun 903SA911 & SEAR G 161. Cal. .223. 22″ bbl with flash hider. Barrel shows marking “Gun South Inc. Trussv. AL.”. Includes five plastic magazines. Also includes a nylon sling with integral scope. This weapon passes function check. Firing mechanism operates smoothly when cycled by hand. A highly desirable, precision, fully automatic Steyr AUG. CONDITION: Overall appearance is excellent with high luster blackening over all metal parts and minimal to no scuffing on green, hard rubber parts. Optics are clear. Bore is excellent, shiny and bright. Bolt face is excellent and crisp and internals are clean. Gun has been well cared for. 4-41092 JWK7 (10,000-15,000)

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1001

**COLT M16 A2 COMMANDO (FULLY TRANSFERABLE). SN 8024136. Cal.223. 10″ bbl. Includes (8) 30 round magazines, two of which have Colt manufactured floorplates. Equipped with a Beeman SS2 3×21 scope on an ARMS rail. Also included is standard web sling. Gun has the telescoping stock. This weapon passes functions check and appears fully functional. An excellent, light and handy M16. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is excellent. Only the slightest of handling marks, with no appreciable wear to the exterior finish. Magazines show typical scuff marks, but all appear fully functional. Bbl has excellent, bright bore. Bolt face shows evidence of firing, but still is very crisp and clean. This weapon was obviously well cared for. 4-41088 JWK1 (12,000-15,000)

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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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1002

**BROADHEAD ARMORY M2 CARBINE TRIGGER KIT IN A STANDARD PRODUCTS M1 CARBINE (FULLY TRANSFERABLE). SN VAV091. Cal. 30 M1 Carbine. 18″ bbl. Underwood bbl dated 1943 with Flaming Bomb proof, flip up peep sight, push button safety, round bolt, “P” marked stock. Standard Products receiver #2008287. Includes two magazines, one blue and the other gray Parkerized finish. Also includes one after-market web sling. This weapon appears fully functional and firing mechanism operates smoothly when cycled by hand. CONDITION: Metal retains 90% of refinish over some slight pitting on bbl and forward stock band as well as some portions of the receiver. Wood also has beautiful, deep refinish with some handling marks but overall very handsome and attractive. There is a tiny hole visible in the rear buttstock sling recess where the buttstock screw shows through. Fit of the buttplate through the buttstock is not exact but still, overall, very serviceable. Overall a very attractive little M2 carbine. 4-40507 JWK10 (4,000-6,000)

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1003

**PLAINFIELD M-2 CARBINE (FULLY TRANSFERABLE). SN 2166A. Cal. 30 M1 Carbine. 18-12″ bbl. Manufactured by Plainfield. Includes one 15 round mag, and four 30 round mags (three of which are nickel plated). This weapon passes function check and appears fully functional. Also includes one after-market web sling without oiler. A light and handy carbine, sure to please all ages. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is excellent. Bright blue on the bbl, hand-guard and receiver with a dull finish on the charging handle. Lower has as attractive plum color. Wood stock is also excellent throughout and has a light, red birch color. Excellent bright bore. Bolt face also excellent and crisp. 4-41100 JWK3 (2,500-3,500)

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1004

**S&W M76 SUB-MACHINE GUN (FULLY TRANSFERABLE). SN U5085. Cal. 9mm. 8-1/4″ bbl. Includes web sling and three magazines. One of 6,000 made, according to consignor. This weapon’s action functions very smoothly with nice tension to operating spring. Passes function check and appears fully functional. Fit and finish are excellent throughout. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is excellent with near 100% smooth, gray finish on all exterior parts. The only wear is where the selector rotates. Only the slightest of handling marks to hand grip. Bore is excellent, shiny and bright and bolt face is excellent and crisp. This gun has been well cared for and is very handy and attractive. 4-41091 JWK6 (5,000-7,000)

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1005

**RARE GERMAN MODEL MP3008 SUB MACHINE GUN (C&R). SN 9. Cal. 9mm. 8″ bbl. Manufactured by “cnd” (Krupp) with “WaA77” on plate forward of trigger on right side. Also marked “ntd” (Fritz Otto & Company, Reichenbach) on rear of spring retaining bushing as well as just below peep sight at rear. Selector switch is push through type as on MP44 marked “D” (fully auto) on the right side and “E” (semi-auto) on the left side. It is unusual for these to retain their German proof marks. This very rare sub machine gun was somewhat of a German copy of the Sten, and this model utilizes MP40 magazines. This one includes a magazine marked “MP41 PATENT SCHMEISSER” with arrow logo. This weapon displays some rather rough welds as was common with “last ditch efforts”, but functionality appears excellent. Reportedly intended for Volkssturm use. Production did not begin until close to the end of the war. Very crude front sight constructed from a ring and shaped to a point welded to the front of the bbl bushing. Rear sight is a fixed peep sight, very similar to that of the Sten. Sling attachment is a slot at the front of magazine well. Serial number “9” marked on lower right of receiver as well as forend cover and loop stock. This weapon cycles smoothly when operated by hand. Passes function check in full and semi-auto. Copies of NFA paperwork dating back to 1963 show the gun originally registered and classified as unserviceable. At some point in time the gun was reactivated using its original parts and retains C&R status. PROVENANCE: Copies of NFA paperwork dating back to 1963. CONDITION: Excellent gray Parkerized finish thinning just below the bottom of the magazine well. Bolt is in the white marked “WaA77” with eagle proof. Bolt face is excellent. Bore is excellent, shiny and bright. Although the welds on this weapon appear rather crude, it still is very attractive overall and actually a very remarkable design in that it is select fire. The rarity of this weapon combined with its condition and low serial number will make it of extreme interest in the machine gun enthusiast and especially the Nazi-era collector. 4-42046 JK40 (12,500-17,500)

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1006

**MP40 SUB MACHINE GUN BY STEYR (C&R). SN 4367C. Cal. 9mm. 10″ bbl. Manufactured by Steyr, marked and dated bnz 1943. Serial numbers match throughout including rear sight, front sight hood, bbl nut cap, also marked through out with Steyr “WaA623” proofmarks. Accessories include what appears to be orig mag pouch and one orig green web 32 round magazine marked “98E 41” and one unmarked reproduction magazine. Magazine pouch is unmarked and shows some age. Stitching looks like orig. Buttstock swings out and locks in place absolutely tightly, which is unusual as these often become loose. Weapon passes function check and operates smoothly when cycled by hand. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is in the high 90% turning to a brown patina only in the area around the ejection port. Really outstanding condition for one of these MP40s. There are some handling marks and some places where spots of corrosion started in the recessed areas but this would clean up. Lower Bakelite is of the attractive, dark brown type. Bore is excellent, shiny and bright. Bbl resting bar is of the hard, Bakelite-type. Both mags fit properly in mag well. Unusually good condition, matching numbers throughout, as well as the fact that all parts apparently made by Steyr make this a very premium and desirable example MP40. 4-41093 JWK8 (14,000-16,000)

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1007

**MAUSER 712 SCHNELLFEUER WITH ORIGINAL STOCK & LEATHER HOLSTER. SN 803086/93550. 7.63mm. The Mauser Schnellfeuer Machine Pistol has a cyclic rate of 800-1100 rounds per minute when fired in fully automatic mode. 5.5″ barrel with standard marking of crown over “U” but also below crown is Nazi eagle with swastika on left side of bbl flat. SPECIAL NOTE: On right side of bbl flat is death’s head proof mark. Selector switch and Mauser banner on left receiver panel. Right receiver panel is marked “WAFFENFABRIK MAUSER OBERNDORF A. NECKAR D.R.P.u.A.P.” This example also includes detachable wooden shoulder stock complete with leather sleeve holster. One 10 round magazine and two 20 round magazines. Wooden shoulder stock has banner Mauser logo on left side. No maker’s markings observed on the leather. It is believed there are only 100 or so registered Schnellfeuer’s in the system. Mechanism operates smoothly when cycled by hand, selector switch rotates freely. This gun appears to be fully functional. Lower serial number located on front of lower under slide. Upper SN is “93550”. CONDITION: Very Fine. Bluing in the high 90s, high luster dark blue. Bore has crisp strong rifling with some darkness to the grooves. Overall finish and appearance is excellent. Wooden grips show some light dings and handling marks, but still in fine to very fine condition. Brown leather holster is in fine to very fine condition with some cracking but leather is still soft and pliable and stitching is still tight; serviceable. Wooden shoulder stock has attractive grain, some handling marks and there is a crack that runs approx. 5-1/2″ from the butt towards the front on the lower left side. There is also a tiny 1/8″ chip at the bottom hole where the handle of the gun protrudes. Stock is still attractive and serviceable. A skilled stock man could repair the crack. Inside the hinged rear of buttstock are some penciled numbers, but these are illegible. This example, especially with its proof marks make it a specimen which should be of high interest to the Nazi era pistol collector as well as the Class III enthusiast. 4-42047 JK37 (8,000-12,000)

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1008

**GERMAN MG-42 MADE BY MAGET (C&R). SN 4338K. Cal. 8mm Mauser. 22-1/2″ bbl. Manufactured 1944 by “cra” (Maget). Includes one spare bbl marked “ar”, which is Mauser manufacture, an orig vintage leather sling and one cardboard box containing post-war, non-disintegrating belts. This gun contains Nazi-era un-numbered bolt with double-ended bolt-stop device inside. Flip up anti-Aircraft sight bar is present on rear sight. Bi-pod is also Nazi marked, without adjustment knob between legs. Bbl in gun is marked “cy_ and WaA 88” (Spreewerke, Berlin). This weapon appears fully functional, firing mechanism operates when cycled by hand. Reciprocating spring is strong. Rails are in good condition. CONDITION: Overall condition and appearance in in the mid 80s with some spots of old corrosion showing here and there. Handgrip is excellent, light brown. Buttstock has two longitudinal cracks with what appears to be orig German field repair from soldering wires around stock to hold it together. There are two sets of buttstock reinforcement wires which maintain the stock as serviceable. Bore in both bbls is strong and although uncleaned, looks as though it will come out shiny and bright. Muzzle and booster also in good condition, and although uncleaned, should clean up well. Mechanism parts are in fine condition. Lots of life left in this MG-42. Evidence of condition, combined with double wire field repair to buttstock indicates that this gun “was there”. 4-40504 JWK2 (20,000-30,000)

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1009

***GERMAN MG-34 MACHINE GUN MADE BY MAGET (PRE-86 DEALER SAMPLE). SN 1818 E. Cal. 8mm Mauser. 24-1/2″ bbl. Manufactured by “cra” (Maget), 1942. Includes two spare bolts (one missing rollers on one side), spare mainspring, web sling, one orig and one post-war non-disintegrating belt, one leather gunner’s tool pouch with anti-aircraft sight, spanner for muzzle, tin oil can and bbl retracting tool. Gun matches in SN on bbl shroud, receiver and buttstock mounting hardware, although buttstock is un-numbered on the hard bakelite, but this is an early buttstock with reinforced metal tips on the heel and toe. Pistol grip is likewise matching in number to the gun, as is the charging handle, although charging handle is marked “S/243″(Mauser). Bipod is of early type with leg adjustment knob dated 1940 and marked “936” with “WaA4”. Bbl shroud marked “BNZ” (Steyr), on perforated portion; top cover marked “708/pem waa66”. Muzzle booster is missing the booster cup inside. Feed tray is un-numbered, but marked “cof” (Grossfus) and includes small tab on right side to keep belt from falling out. This weapon appears fully functional, except for missing booster cup which is a common part to find. Firing mechanism operates correctly when cycled by hand. One of the spare bolts is marked “WaA11”, which would match in manufacture to this gun, although none of the SN on the bolts match the gun. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance in 100% gray phosphate blue refinish over parts which show pits from old corrosion on shroud, receiver, and buttstock hardware. Pistol grip and top cover appear much smoother, as does bipod. Bore is shiny and bright on Nazi proof marked bbl, not matching in SN to gun. Receiver cams and shroud cams are in excellent condition, no evidence that this gun has been fired since its refinish. Overall appearance is quite attractive in its gray finish. Would make a welcome addition to any German machine gun collection. 4-40510 JWK3 (7,000-10,000)

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1010

**BRITISH MK II .303 BROWNING AIRCRAFT GUN (C&R). SN BY11706/B. Cal. .303. 24-1/2” bbl. Manufacturer unknown with British proof marks, unknown year of manufacture, all orig and vintage, currently configured to feed from left to right, but this gun is capable of being set up to feed & fire from either direction. The “/B” in the Serial Number is indicative of the gun being the right side of the twin mount aircraft gun. A very fast firing gun in .303 British with aluminum charging handle, very nice wooden handgrip, set up for aircraft mounting, but still will be suitable for ground use. Trigger mechanism makes it very distinctive and a scarce and interesting example. PROVENANCE: A. William Vallerand Collection. CONDITION: The overall appearance and finish retains 85+% of its deep, blue over the receiver and bbl shroud with considerably less on the muzzle booster section. Some dings in the cooling rings on one side thinning to a gray patina, and the retaining pin on the muzzle has been replaced with a cotter pin. Slightly pitted and worn bore, not uncommon for these fast firing guns. Bolt face appears to be in excellent condition and the bolt overall is fine to very fine condition. Not much appreciable wear on the feed tray, still has grease in the top cover. Handle is wood, with a couple of gouges and dings. The hardware has red paint over it, which looks to be vintage and the firing mechanism operates well when cycled by hand and passes function check. 4-39878 JWK207 (15,000-20,000)

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1011

**HOTCHKISS PORTABLE MACHINE GUN MODEL MK1. (FULLY TRANSFERABLE). SN 36467. Cal. .303. 22″ Bbl. Removable tubular stock. Brass pistol grip with small brass tripod adjustable for traverse and elevation. Gun feeds from either belts or feed strips. Rear tangent sight adjustable from 100 – 2000m in elevation. Front sight drift adjustable post. All outward numbers appear to be matching. Orig leather buttstock retaining pin lanyard is present and serviceable. Bbl matches in SN to gun, marked “A36467”. PROVENANCE: Ex- Bruce Stern Collection. CONDITION: Overall appearance very good. Finish is around 50%+ with an overall pleasing patina. Bore has strong rifling with dark grooves. A very presentable Hotchkiss machine gun. 4-40496 JWK4 (7,000-10,000)

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1012

**H&K MODEL 91 WITH REGISTERED CIENER AUTO SEAR KIT (FULLY TRANSFERABLE). SN A022586HKASK-199. Cal. 308. Bbl length of host gun is 20″. H&K 91 host gun includes, collapsing telescopic stock, one high capacity magazine and ten Parkerized 20 rnd magazines, one black finish 20 rnd magazine and two different magazine loaders,spare buttstock and forend, web sling and cleaning kit. Also includes HK 91 factory box, owner’s manual and documentation from Ciener on auto sear kit as well as factory target showing accuracy of rifle dated 1980. Mechanism operates smoothly when cycled by hand. Weapon appears fully functional. Trigger group is marked “HK ASK-199 / JONATHAN ARTHUR CIENER / TITUSVILLE, FL.”. On right side of magazine well is marked “Made In Germany / HK Inc. / Arl. Va 22 201 / Kal. .308”.Also accompanied by 2000 rnds, 1980 dated, 7.62 military ball ammo boxed in in four metal ammo cans. CONDITION: Overall finish appearance is excellent. 98% plus with a slight flaking off of enamel on the left front tip of the hand guard and the slightest flaking off of enamel near the bottom of the ejection port. Bore is shiny and bright. Bolt face is excellent. Ammo is factory fresh. This is a highly reliable and top performing model which is sure to please any HK shooting enthusiast. 4-42029 JK38 (10,000-15,000)

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1013

**FLEMING REGISTERED AUTO-SEAR IN A STEYR AUG (FULLY TRANSFERABLE). SN G156 (Registered Auto-Sear) installed in 903SA805 (Host Gun). Cal. .223. 18-1/4″ bbl with flash hider. Includes one magazine. Host gun’s SN matches both receiver and bolt. This weapon passes function check and appears fully functional. Firing mechanism operates smoothly when cycled by hand. CONDITION: Overall appearance is excellent with some slight blemishing on the right side of the bbl. with slight scuff marks to the optic, but overall still very handsome and no real scuffs to the buttstock assembly. Optics are clear. Bolt and bolt face in very good condition. Bore is excellent, shiny and bright. A highly desirable, fully automatic Steyr AUG. 4-40494 JWK7 (10,000-15,000)

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1014

***STEYR MODEL MPI-81 (PRE-86 DEALER SAMPLE). SN 38221. Cal. 9mm. 10-1/2″ bbl. manufactured by Steyr, Austria and imported by Gun South, Inc. Includes three magazines, a web sling and an operating instruction book. Action operates smoothly when cycled by hand and weapon appears full functional. Magazines fit well in mag well. Numbers match throughout. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is excellent and the only blemish is where the charging handle rides alongside the receiver and some muzzle flash wear around the very front of the bbl. Excellent, bright bore. Bolt face is also excellent. Very clean, inside and out. Another top quality 9mm sub-machine gun for the shooting enthusiast. 4-41098 JWK12 (3,000-5,000)

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1015

***BERETTA MODEL 12S (PRE-86 DEALER SAMPLE). SN F27695. Cal. 9mm. 8″ bbl. Includes 7 magazines, web sling and a photocopied article from “Machine Gun News” (Dec. 1991). This nearly pristine weapon appears fully functional, operates very smoothly when cycled by hand and foldaway buttstock has excellent tension. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is excellent, 98% with a slight blemish on the right side and also on the grip safety on the right side where just a bit of the enamel has flaked off, but easy to touch up. Bore is excellent and bright. Bolt face is excellent with some slight discoloration which could be cleaned up with a brush. Magazines are in excellent condition, as is the sling. This is a top quality and top condition sub-machine gun with truly superior fit and finish. 4-41096 JWK10 (3,000-6,000)

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1016

***JATI SUB-MACHINE GUN REGISTERED BY TAMPEREEN ASEPASA OY (PRE-86 DEALER SAMPLE). SN 4856. Cal. 9mm. 8″ bbl. Includes one 20 and one 40 round magazine, and one spare bolt and op-rod/spring assembly. Action operates smoothly when cycled by hand. This weapon appears fully functional. Magazines fit well in mag well. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is excellent. Bolt face is excellent. Blued finish is near 100% and hard rubber hand grip is perfect and magazines also near perfect. Excellent, bright bore. This weapon is clean inside and out, as is the spare bolt and op-rod/spring. Unusual flip down charging handle which doubles as a forward grip makes this an unusual sub-gun. 4-41095 JWK13 (3,000-5,000)

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1017

***IMI MINI UZI (PRE-86 DEALER SAMPLE). SN MU01138. Cal. 9mm. 8″ bbl. manufactured by Israeli Military Industries. Includes one 20, four 25 and six 32 round magazines and an article from “Small Arms Review” Keep Your Uzi Runing. This weapon appears fully functional and operates smoothly when cycled by hand. Magazines fit well in mag well. Wire loop stock swings out with proper tension. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is excellent. The slightest of scuffing to the grip safety and some light scuffing to the top of the charging button. Bore is excellent bright bore. Bolt face is also excellent with some slight discoloration. Hefts comfortably in the hand for portable firepower. You won’t be disappointed in the condition. 4-41099 JWK11 (3,000-5,000)

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1018

**UZI PISTOL REGISTERED BY BILLISTICS (FULLY TRANSFERABLE). SN UP00281. Cal. 9mm. 4-1/2″ bbl. Typical full auto Uzi pistol firing from an open bolt. Includes four 25 round magazines which fit well in the mag well. Marked “Billistics” and “Wallingford, CT ”on left side of receiver and on right is marked “Action Arms, LTD Phila. Pa”. This weapon appears fully functional when cycled by hand. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is excellent with some slight loss to the finish on the bbl, probably due to muzzle blast, and some scuffing to the otherwise excellent Parkerized finish,. Bore is excellent, shiny and bright. Bolt face is in excellent condition. A handy, little Uzi pistol. 4-40500 JWK21 (5,000-8,000)

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1019

**MAC M-11 380 SUB-MACHINE GUN (FULLY TRANSFERABLE). SN A2157. Cal. 380. 5″ bbl. Manufactured by RPB. Includes one 20 round magazine, three 30 round magazine and a magazine loader. Telescoping wire loop stock operates properly. CONDITION: Overall Parkerized finish shows excellent coverage with some slight scuffing where the charging handle rides in its slot. Blackening has come off the safety, as is typical. Operating spring is stiff, as in proper. Bolt is in good condition, shows discoloration on the face. Bore is excellent, shiny and bright. 4-41089 JWK4 (2,000-3,000)

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1020

**SWD M11/9 SUB MACHINE GUN (FULLY TRANSFERABLE). SN 86-0005653. Cal. 9mm. 5-1/2″ bbl. Classic M11 9mm sub machine gun with Fleming Firearms .22RF conversion kit. Includes one 9mm mag which fits tightly in mag well and also a front hand strap. Operates very smoothly when cycled by hand and appears fully functional. Excellent condition M11 with rare .22 conversion unit for inexpensive fun shooting makes this desirable for the Class 3 enthusiast. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is excellent gray, Parkerized finish. Safety retains its blackening. Bolt face is excellent. Bore is excellent, shiny and bright. Wire stock slides in and out properly. Conversion upper also in excellent condition overall. No .22 mag present. 4-41097 JWK9 (2,500-3,500)

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1021

**RPB INGRAM MAC-10 SUB-MACHINE GUN (FULLY TRANSFERABLE). SN B2984. Cal. 9mm. 12″ bbl. M-10, mfg by Powder Springs, registered manufacturer RPB Industries. Accessories include two 30 round mags. Firing mechanism operates smoothly when cycled by hand, gun appears fully functional. Mags fit snugly and properly. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance has excellent coverage of gray, Parkerized finish over exterior. Bolt shows some reddish dis-coloration on top where it shows through charging handle slot. Bolt face also shows some dis-coloration, but edges are crisp. Bore is excellent, shiny and bright. Safety has blackening worn off, as is typical. One mag has gray, Parkerized finish while other has bright, blue luster. Wire stock extends properly. 4-41090 JWK5 (2,000-3,000)

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1022

**INGRAM MAC-10 IN .45ACP WITH EXTRA UPPER IN 9MM & ACCESSORIES (FULLY TRANSFERABLE). SN 1-3003097. Cal. .45ACP with 5-1/2″ bbl & spare upper in 9mm with 11″ bbl with perforated shroud around the bbl which acts as both a handle and gives appearance as a silencer (non-functional), two 30 round mags, one loader, one all metal spare shoulder stock and one wooden shoulder stock. This M-10 appears fully functional and springs are stiff and strong as is proper. Firing mechanism operates when cycled by hand. Telescoping stock operates properly. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is excellent with gray phosphate finish with only slight handling marks. Spare upper is likewise excellent with only slightest handling marks as is the metal finish on the stocks and mags. One of the mags has a beautiful, high, lustre blue while the other is a gray Parkerized finish as is the rest of the gun. Wood stock is excellent with only one slight handling mark on the bottom. A very attractive piece of wood. A very attractive dual caliber set up for the MAC-10. 4-41094 JWK2 (2,500-3,500)

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1023

*BROWNING 1919 A4 SEMI AUTO WITH SPADE HANDLES AS MANUFACTURED BY US ORDNANCE SPARKS, NV. SN 2400. Cal. .308. Includes link loader, three 250 round cans of linked .308 ammo, one box of approx 1000 Israeli links, one sealed crate of .308 ammo (approx 750 rounds, USM2 tripod with T&E and also an aluminum high mount with adapter blocks. Also included is the orig handgrip/back plate. This weapon operates smoothly when cycled by hand. Spade grips have hard, brown plastic handles. Tripods appear fully functional. Gun appears to be made from Israeli parts. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is excellent with gray, Parkerized finish with some slight discoloration along edge of bottom plate which should clean right up. Bore is uncleaned but shiny. Bolt face is excellent as are internals. M2 tripod in fine to very fine condition. Aluminum tripod is painted gray and is a pleasure to pick up after carrying heavier tripod. A great semi-auto set up for the shooting enthusiast, especially with the lightweight tripod. 4-41110 JWK15 (2,500-3,500)

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1024

*BROWNING 1919 A4 SEMI-AUTO WITH CRANK HANDLE RAPID FIRE MECHANISM ATTACHED. SN 2398. Cal. .308. Semi Auto version of the 1919 A4 Browning as manufactured by US Ordnance, Sparks, NV., from US GI parts. Includes brass headed 1917A1 tripod and nylon carrying bag. Tripod manufactured by Nelson Blower & Furnace Co. and retains oval brass plate on center leg. Tripod appears complete and a nice example. Gun has 7.62 bolt and is set up in .308, evidenced by the feed belt cover finger and spacer. Crank handle assembly nicely greased and operates smoothly, as does the action when cycled by hand. This weapon appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: Walker Inman Trust. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is very fine to excellent, gray Parkerized blue in the high 90%. Bolt face is excellent. Bore is excellent, shiny and bright. A really nice example of the Browning machine gun in semi-auto and with its crank handle accessory you can have a machine gun rate of fire on a budget. 4-41266 JWK14 (2,500-4,000)

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1025

*TIPPMANN SEMI AUTOMATIC FUNCTIONAL MINIATURE REPLICA OF BROWNING 1919 A4 .30 CAL. MACHINE GUN. SN 070. Cal. .22RF. 17″ bbl. Includes miniature replica tripod, T&E, two miniature ammo cans with 2 cloth belts and 2 metal belts in a green felt lined, wooden crate. Action operates smoothly when cycled by hand, however SEAR does not trip firing pin and may require head space adjustment. Tripod also functional. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is excellent. Near 100% coverage on the gun, tripod also in the high 90%. Although this weapon has been fired, it is very clean. Bolt face and bore are both excellent. Crate and cans are in very fine to extremely fine condition. Belts are in excellent condition. Some slight evidence of corrosion on T&E. A beautiful example of miniature workmanship and would make a wonderful display piece without taking up as much space or budget as the orig. 4-41103 JWK17 (2,000-3,000)

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1026

*RARE & DESIRABLE UNFIRED TIPPMANN SEMI-AUTOMATIC FUNCTIONAL MINIATURE SCALE REPLICA OF BROWNING MODEL 1917 A1 MACHINE GUN. SN 0110. Cal. .22 LR. 10″ bbl. Accessories include tri-pod with T&E mechanism, 2 metal ammo boxes, 1 cloth belt and orig fitted wooden crate. Firing mechanism moves smoothly when cycled by hand. Tri-pod parts move freely. This arm appears fully functional as semi auto only. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is absolutely outstanding 100% gray parkerized finish with bright highly polished brass end cap and rear trunion cap of water jacket. Actual trunion is steel. Top cover feed shuttle, bolt, and charging handle are in the white. Beautiful wooden hand grip. Bore is new. Wooden crate is excellent and as new, the only blemish being to the diagram label on the inside cover which has a 1/2″ scar on it, not over any of the diagram and the paper has split along the seam of the box cover. Leather carrying straps are excellent, supple and pliable. Metal ammo boxes are in new condition. It is hard to imagine a more attractive miniature model of this classic American firearm which saw service in both World Wars. This is a new in the box Tippmann semi-auto. 4-41693 JK41 (4,000-6,000)

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1026A

*TIPPMANN SEMI AUTOMATIC FUNCTIONAL MINIATURE REPLICA OF BROWNING M2 .50 CAL. HB MACHINE GUN. SN 100. Cal. .22 Magnum. 17″ bbl. Includes miniature replica tripod, T&E, ammo box tray, two miniature ammo cans with cloth belts and green felt lined, wooden crate. Action operates smoothly when cycled by hand and weapon appears fully functional as semi-auto. Tripod also functional. PROVENANCE: Walker Inman Trust. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is very fine to extremely fine. This weapon has definitely been fired and there are some spots of corrosion that can be easily cleaned up along the barrel face. Bolt face is very good but uncleaned. Bore is shiny and bright. Barrel shroud base and shroud plate have an attractive plum color. Handles on both charging handle and spade grip are beautiful wood. Tripod in very fine condition with some loss to bluing on one tripod leg and base where feet meet tripod leg. Crate and cans are in very fine to extremely fine condition. Belts are in extremely fine condition. A very attractive way for the enthusiast of the .50 cal Browning to have an affordable model to display or shoot. 4-41276 JWK16 (3,000-5,000)

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1027

*BARRETT 82A1 .50 BMG SEMI-AUTO RIFLE. SN 0515. Cal. .50. 26″ bbl. This rifle includes one nylon sling, three magazines and bipod. This heavy Barrett is gentler on the shoulder, than a bolt action, due to its semi-automatic recoil spring. Although fitted with a scope rail, none is present. Muzzle break is roll-pinned on. Action cycles smoothly when operated by hand. This weapon appears to be fully functional. PROVENANCE: Walker Inman Trust. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is fine to very fine, with the exception of muzzle break, which is good in finish with evidence of firing and loss of finish. Muzzle break is slightly loose. Bore is dark in grooves and bolt face is excellent. Rubber recoil pad has an 1-1/2″ chip at back but does not affect functionality. Here is your chance to own a Barrett semi-auto .50. 4-41265 JWK33 (3,000-5,000)

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1028

*ARMALITE AR-50A1 .50 BMG BOLT ACTION RIFLE. SN US371541. Cal .50BMG. 35″ bbl with muzzle break. This .50cal bolt action is set up with scope rail, but condition suggests that no scope has ever been fitted. Skeletalized buttstock with rubber recoil pad and adjustable, vertical cheek piece. Bolt moves smoothly in the action. Weapon appears fully functional. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish as new. Bore and bolt as new. It is doubtful that the weapon has ever been fired. Slight 1″ strip of brassing on forward edge of buttpad, otherwise perfect, dark, smooth Parkerized finish. This is the rifle to use if you wish to reach out and touch someone. 4-41797 JWK32 (2,000-3,000)

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1029

*EXTREMELY RARE HK PSG-1 SNIPER/COUNTER SNIPER RIFLE IN HARD CASE WITH ACCESSORIES. SN 44-1974. Cal. .308. High performance sniper rifle developed specially for law enforcement use after 1972 Munich Summer Olympics in response to Munich Massacre. The HK PSG-1 features low noise bolt closing and is considered to be one of the most accurate semi-automatic sniper rifles. This comes mounted with Hensoldt 6A-42 scope with illuminated reticule, adjustable stock and vertically adjustable cheekpiece. Due to United States government import restrictions there are very few in the U.S. This weapon includes an adjustable trigger unit with adjustable palm shelf. Included in its non-orig custom fitted case with two 5, one 20 and one 30 round mag, scope, dummy suppressor, and bipod. Action cycles smoothly when operated by hand. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is excellent with only one slight blemish on the left side. Bore is excellent, shiny and bright. Bolt face shows evidence of firing, but remains crisp and excellent. Exterior of hard case is very fine and marked with initials and etched with SN. Scope optics are clear. Scope covers are soft and pliable. The reputation of this rifle for its accuracy, along with its scarcity in the U.S. make it one of the ultimate HK collector pieces. 4-41798 JWK31 (10,000-15,000)

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1030

*HK 91 SPECIAL HEAVY BARREL SEMI-AUTO SET UP FOR BELT FEED. SN A029105. Cal. .308. 20″ bbl. This remarkable HK91 is set up with a special, quick release barrel and belt feed system. Weapon is set up for either tripod or bipod mounting as well. Action cycles smoothly when operated by hand, and spring tension is heavy, as is appropriate for this set up. Weapon appears fully functional. No magazine present, nor is it set up to accept one. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is as new. Perfect bore and bolt. There may have been belts put through feedway, but condition is so good that it is hard to tell. This is a truly remarkable specimen for the HK collector and enthusiast. 4-41799 JWK30 (4,000-6,000)

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1031

*HK 91 SEMI-AUTO WITH HIGH STOCK COMB AND BIPOD. SN A033667. Cal. .308. 20″ bbl. Excellent condition HK 91 semi-auto with magazine, high stock comb, bipod and trigger extension. Action operates smoothly when cycled by hand. Lower has apparently had some special work as trigger pull is extremely light. This gun appears to be set up for extremely accurate firing. Has Eagle proof marks below SN. PROVENANCE: Walker Inman Trust. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is excellent with some slight wear along the charging handle channel as well as along the edges of the ejection port. Bore is shiny and bright and bolt face is excellent. Bipod legs swing out properly. It appears that a scope was previously mounted on this weapon. Probably the scope also offered in this auction. 4-41264 JWK27 (3,000-5,000)

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1032

*HK 91 SEMI-AUTO. SN A030008. Cal. .308. 20″ bbl. Excellent condition HK 91 semi-auto. No magazine present. Action operates smoothly when cycled by hand. Has Eagle proof marks below SN. Brown grease still in action and on moving parts. PROVENANCE: Walker Inman Trust. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is simply outstanding, and except for a slight handling mark on left side, the gun appears new. it is hard to imagine a finer condition specimen. 4-41258 JWK24 (3,000-5,000)

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1033

*HK 91 SEMI-AUTO. SN A014785. Cal. .308. 20″ bbl. Excellent condition HK 91 semi-auto. No magazine present. Action operates smoothly when cycled by hand. Has Eagle proof marks below SN. “Made in Germany excl for SACO” marked on right side of mag well. PROVENANCE: Walker Inman Trust. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is simply outstanding, near 100% on metal, stock and hand grip surfaces. Some slight blemish to holes in metal rings which go through the stock. Excellent bright bore, bolt face is excellent. A simply outstanding condition HK91 for the HK enthusiast. 4-41260 JWK25 (3,000-5,000)

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1034

*HK 91 SEMI-AUTO WITH TRIJICON 3X-12X56 SCOPE. SN A045401. Cal. .308. 20″ bbl. Excellent condition HK 91 semi-auto with Trijicon 3x-12×56 scope (SN 502299). No magazine present. Action operates smoothly when cycled by hand. Brown grease in action and in recessed areas. Has Eagle proof marks below SN. PROVENANCE: Walker Inman Trust. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is simply excellent. Bolt face as new, bore is shiny, bright and like new. Slight blemish just to the rear of the front sight and also on metal rings that go through buttstock, otherwise, none observed. Optics are clear and perfect. Some slight brassing to the top, left serrations of the scope that does not detract from the appearance. This HK91 is set up for long range, accurate work with a topline scope and orig HK mount. 4-41259 JWK26 (3,000-5,000)

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1035

*HK 94 SEMI-AUTO SN 001. SN 001. Cal. 9mm. 17-1/2″ bbl. Lowest number HK 94 in premium condition. Action operates smoothly when cycled by hand and appears fully functional. No magazine present. PROVENANCE: Walker Inman Trust. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is simply outstanding. Some slight flecks of finish off bbl. Rest of arm is 98-99%. Bore is excellent, as new. Bolt is also excellent. Telescoping buttstock operates freely. This weapon, with its condition and serial number is a must for the true HK collector. 4-41257 JWK23 (6,000-10,000)

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1036

*HK SP 89 SEMI-AUTO. SN 21-16319. Cal. 9mm. Semi-auto manufactured by HK includes one magazine. This gun fires from a closed bolt, action operates smoothly when cycled by hand and appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: Walker Inman Trust. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is excellent, retaining almost all of its black finish with some slight flecks of finish off from the trigger. Magazine is likewise excellent. Bore is shiny and bright, though uncleaned. Bolt face is excellent and crisp, as is bolt carrier. As with all HK products, fit and finish are of a high quality and this gun holds up well when aiming. 4-41274 JWK21 (2,500-4,000)

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1037

*HK SP-89 WITH PULSE BEAM LASER SIGHT. SN 21-20456. Cal. 9mm. 6″ bbl. Includes seven 30 rnd magazine and one 20 rnd magazine as well as the Pulse Beam Model 100 laser sight, mounted on gun. Mechanism operates smoothly when cycled by hand. Weapon appears fully functional as is a semi-auto. Includes set of hexagon keys on attached strap to rear of weapon. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance appears excellent throughout. Bore is excellent, shiny and bright. Bolt face is excellent. Laser sight appears fully functional. Magazine is in excellent condition. A nice HK pistol with laser sight which would be a top performer and in outstanding condition too. 4-42013 JK39 (3,000-5,000)

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1038

HK LASER SIGHT IN CASE. HK laser sight with clear optics and numbered “87759”. Complete with clip-on mount, but without batteries, in orig, custom, high density foam lined crate. Also included is orig, empty, halogen bulb box. PROVENANCE: Walker Inman Trust. CONDITION: As stated above and in excellent, as new condition, retaining all of its matte black orig finish. Optic cover in excellent, pliable condition. 4-41363 JWK19 (500-1,000)

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1039

SUBCALIBER CONVERSION KIT IN .22LR FOR THE HK 91. SN D1392. Cal. .22LR. Subcaliber conversion kit in fitted wooden box including two mags, cleaning kit, breech assembly and subcaliber bbl insert. Everything you need to convert your HK91 to fire the inexpensive .22RF. PROVENANCE: Walker Inman Trust. CONDITION: Overall appearance and condition is excellent. New in Box. Condition does not get any better than this. A highly desirable accessory for your HK 91. 4-41365 JWK18 (750-1,250)

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1040

.22 SUBCALIBER KIT FOR HK94. Cal. .22RF. This subcaliber kit includes bbl insert, bolt, recoil spring assembly and two subcaliber mags, as well as its orig case. PROVENANCE: Walker Inman Trust. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is very good to fine, over 90% finish remaining, though this kit has seen some use. Barrel is shiny, excellent and bright. A scarce accessory item for HK. 4-41364 JWK20 (750-1,250)

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1041

*RARE SWISS SIG AMT SEMI-AUTO RIFLE WITH BIPOD. SN 16514. Cal. .308. Blue finish with 21″ bbl including flash hider, shielded adjustable post front sight and ramp rear peep sight graduated 100-600 meters. Bbl has a pierced metal handguard with swiveling, folding bipod. Front of receiver is mounted with a folding carrying handle. Buttstock is wood with a black synthetic pistol grip. Left side of receiver is marked with the importer’s information. Very few of these rifles were ever imported into the United States back in the 1970s and were soon made illegal to import by the BATFE making this a rarely encountered rifle in the U.S. PROVENANCE: Dr. Leonard Goldfarb Collection CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, as new, all matching, may be unfired. Overall retains virtually all of its orig factory finish to both metal & wood with only one or two minor nicks. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-41204 JWK29 (4,000-7,000)

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1042

*BUSHMASTER XM15-E2S SEMI-AUTO RIFLE. SN L507000. Cal. .223. 18″ bbl with muzzle break. Bushmaster XM15-E2S, which handles and resembles an AR-15. Has telescoping stock, removable carrying handle arrangement and includes one magazine. Bbl marked “8 MP 5.56 NATO/1/9”. Fully functional and operates smoothly when cycled by hand. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is as new with no blemishes except for the magazine which has some light handling marks. Excellent, bright bore with some dust. Bolt face is excellent. Upper is very clean. A truly superior condition AR-15 look-a-like. 4-41800 JWK34 (700-1,200)

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1043

*SPRINGFIELD ARMORY M1A SNIPER CONFIGURATION WITH SCOPE & BIPOD. SN 042081. Cal. .308. Configured for counter-sniper or match use with 25″ stainless steel bbl, National Match front & rear sights and mounted with an orig ART II 3-9X scope in an ARMS 21/14 dbl lever scope mount. It is mounted in a heavy brown synthetic stock and a Parker-Hale articulated bipod. Accompanied by one magazine, an orig ART II green synthetic scope case and a spare wooden, pistol grip equipped, lower buttstock, match grade configuration. Extremely smooth hand tuned action, would make an outstanding shooter for whatever purpose. PROVENANCE: Dr. Leonard Goldfarb Collection CONDITION: Extremely fine, as new, may be unfired since being built. Bbl is bright white and bolt face retains about all of its orig finish. Scope is crisp & clean with crisp optics. Case is fine, spare stock is fine. 4-41203 JWK28 (3,500-5,000)

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1044

*SCARCE JOHNSON MODEL 1941 SEMI-AUTOMATIC RIFLE WITH BAYONET. SN 7806. Cal. 30-06. Usual Johnson configuration with 22″ tapered rnd bbl, standard military winged front sight and orig Johnson 1,000 meter rear sight. Top of receiver has the usual Johnson markings with the small “Cranston Arms Co.” triangle on right rear of receiver, overstamped with a small 5-pointed star indicating Dutch contract purchase. Bbl & stock are probably replacements as provided by a Canadian firm who purchased several thousand surplus Johnson rifles in the early 1950s, refurbished them and sold them as sporting rifles. While the bbl has the orig military front sight, the protruding part of the muzzle is not sufficiently long to support the bayonet and it never had a bayonet lug installed. The buttstock has a commercial sling swivel installed instead of the usual military sling loop indicating that this is a commercial replacement stock. Accompanied by a British military canvas sling. Also accompanied by a reproduction Johnson bayonet with leather scabbard and an orig bayonet lug with mounting pins. Additionally accompanied by a book Johnson’s Rifles and Machine Guns, Canfield. PROVENANCE: Dr. Leonard Goldfarb Collection CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Metal retains most of its custom parkerized finish. Bolt is mismatched and left rear side of receiver has two plugged holes, apparently for a receiver sight. Wood is sound and retains most of its fine custom finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. Bayonet & book are new. 4-41199 JWK35 (3,000-5,000)

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1045

*SPRINGFIELD 1903 NRA MARKED T-SERIES TARGET RIFLE. SN 1311395. Cal. 30-06. Fine heavy bbl match rifle with 30″ tapered heavy bbl, modified BAR front sight band with Winchester 17A front sight and a Lyman 48C receiver sight. Bbl & receiver ring are mounted with scope blocks. Rifle is mounted in a modified NRA Sporter stock with dbl crossbolts and a grooved bbl band. Floorplate is standard 1903 machined steel with the “N.R.A.” and flaming bomb stamps on front tang of floorplate. Trigger is modified military style without over-travel. Stock has a flat bottom pistol grip with NRA Sporter/M1922 curved, checkered steel buttplate. Bbl band is equipped with a sling loop with no provision in the butt stock for a rear sling loop, indicating that this may be an old replacement stock. Bolt body & handle are polished bright with a headless cocking piece. These wonderful target rifles were produced in very limited quantities only in the period 1929-1932 with the last Style T rifle sold in 1935, although bbls & barreled actions were available until 1940. Records at the DCM are somewhat sketchy but a search of the records might prove useful in determining where this rifle was shipped and to whom. These great rifles were designed for accurate shooting out to 1,000 yards and were used successfully for many years, well into the 1950s for international match shooting. PROVENANCE: Dr. Leonard Goldfarb Collection CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl retains most of an old restored finish, thin in a few spots. Receiver retains a thin military blue finish and trigger guard & floorplate most of their orig dark military oxide finish. Stock is sound and retains most of a fine custom finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-41205 JWK36 (3,000-6,000)

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1046

*GERMAN MAUSER 98K HIGH CLAW MOUNT SNIPER RIFLE. SN 3913G. Cal. 8mm. Rifle manufactured by Steyr “bnz 43”. Scope is marked “dovv+”. Scope is attached with dovetails machined into top of the receiver with claw-type mount on rear scope mount. Rifle is marked “Mod.98” on left side of receiver with usual eagle proofs on bbl and receiver band. Receiver marked with eagle over “77” on right side of receiver band. Serial number on rifle and bolt matches. Rear dovetail base also marked “13” which matches last two numbers of gun serial number and are of a different font. Gun includes smooth leather sling. Scope is also marked “3025” on left side. Bolt moves smoothly in action, rifle appears fully functional. External numbers appear matching throughout. CONDITION: Overall condition and appearance is fine with 80% coverage of blue thinning in places with some chips and handling marks to laminated wood stock. There is a slight 2″ crack directly to the rear of the receiver at the top of the stock. Bore is shiny and bright. Gun and scope are all consistent in appearance and finish. Optics are clear in scope. 4-42048 JK42 (1,500-3,000)

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1047

*RARE IDENTIFIED SINGER MODEL 1911A1 SEMI-AUTO MILITARY PISTOL. SN S800379. Cal. 45 ACP. Usual configuration with blue finish and 5″ bbl with orig fixed sights. Left side of slide is marked “S. MFG. CO. / ELIZABETH, N.J., U.S.A.” and there is a “P” proof on top, forward of the rear sight with the leg pointing forward. Left side of frame is marked with the “JKC” (Col. John K. Clement) inspector stamp and a “P” proof just above magazine release. Right side of frame is marked “UNITED STATES PROPERTY M 1911 A1 U.S. ARMY” with the SN below. Bbl is a WWII or post-war High Standard replacement. Grip safety has a long spur with a short spur wide hammer and the spring housing is arched with fine checkering. Mounted with orig Singer, full checkered brown synthetic grips without donuts and without inside reinforcements. Accompanied by one 2-tone magazine. During WWII the Singer Sewing Machine Company was awarded a contract for 500 1911A1 pistols as a test, which they completed. By the time the contract was complete the war was nearly over and no further contracts were awarded, making this one of the most scarce U.S. military pistols today. Accompanied by a certificate of the award of The Air Medal with one oak leaf cluster to Technical Sergeant Marston J. Ross of the Army Air Corps dated May 11, 1942 and delivered in January 1953. Sergeant Ross also earned the Silver Star, the Bronze Star and several other medals & awards of lesser merit. This pistol was only recently discovered by his family when cleaning out his estate. Family legend recalls that Sgt. Ross retained this pistol from his WWII Army Air Corps service days. CONDITION: Very fine, all original except magazine & bbl as noted. Slide retains 92-94% glossy orig blue with front edge & sharp edge wear and a few small spots of thinning. Frame retains about 90% strong orig blue with light edge wear around the front and thinning of the front strap. Thumb safety, grip safety & hammer retain about all of their orig factory blue. Grips are sound showing moderate bottom edge wear and light to moderate diamond point wear. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with light pitting in the grooves. A very rare & desirable 1911A1 suitable for even the most advanced collection. 4-42132 JR204 (30,000-40,000)

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1048

*RARE IDENTIFIED FACTORY ENGRAVED COLT GOVERNMENT MODEL SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN C156706. Cal. 45 ACP. Blue finish with 5″ match bbl that is stamped “MB” in a circle on left side of lug. Mounted with wonderful ivory grips, smooth on left side and with a raised carved ox head on right side. Pistol is very nicely engraved in “A” coverage by Colt Master Engraver, Wilbur Glahn. His engraving consists of foliate & floral patterns on sides & top of slide, sides of frame, front strap & heel of grip safety. Thumb safety & slide lock are engraved to match. Accompanied by a “Boyt 44” “US” marked flap holster that has an additional stud hole cut in the toe of the flap. Additionally accompanied by a South/Central American style holster constructed from 1-pc of chocolate brown leather with thumb strap and laced edge, beautifully decorated with cactus fiber stitching. Additionally accompanied by a large lot of black & white photographs with images of various military officers and Central American military officers & officials along with photographs of the owner of this pistol. Also accompanied by a grouping of 17 medals, badges & pins of both American & Guatemalan origin, one of which is a Guatemalan service medal inscribed on back “John A. Considine / General de Brigada / 1930-1934”. Included with these medals are two Mexican Service Medals, two WWI Victory Medals, several foreign service medals, a Guatemalan gold & enamel pin on a red, white & blue cloth rosette and a Brigadier General’s star on a red, white & blue cloth rosette and finally a U.S. Camp Perry National Matches pin with eight bars, six of which are 14K gold Distinguished Marksman pins dated 1912-1916 and 1918. In addition there is a bronze Rifleman’s Bar dated 1910 and a sterling Marksman’s Bar dated 1911, along with the orig top & bottom sections of the orig pin. And finally there is the crossed sabers with a “6” uniform collar pin indicating 6th U.S. Cavalry. One of the photographs is a small 2″ x 2″ black & white photo of Considine as a Major General in U.S. Army uniform wearing this exact pistol in the above decorated holster with the carved ivory grip of this pistol readily visible and identifiable. A brief search of the internet only disclosed Gen. Considine’s date of birth & death as March 10, 1889 and Aug. 21, 1960 and that he is buried in the National Cemetary in the Presidio of San Francisco. Undoubtedly Gen. Considine was a soldier of substantial merit to have been assigned to the important position of adviser to the Guatemalan military. Additional research on Gen. Considine is certainly warranted and would substantially add to the desirability and value of this pistol. Finally, accompanied by a Colt factory letter identifying this pistol in caliber 45 with 5″ bbl, blue finish, ivory stocks, class A factory engraved with special features “Furnished with a 1/10″ partridge front sight and a 4-1/2 to 4-3/4 lb. trigger pull. This pistol was also targeted.” It was shipped to Harry D. Murray, address unavailable on Jan. 14, 1930, factory order 17705/1 in a 1-gun shipment. The date of shipment coincides with Gen. Considine’s transfer to Guatemala. It stands to reason that his transfer to the Central American military adviser status would have warranted the purchase of such an elaborate showpiece. CONDITION: Pistol is fine with matching numbered slide. Overall retains 85-90% thinning orig blue with two areas of very deep “blood” pitting on the top right edge of slide at the front & rear ends with a couple of other spots on the middle right side. Grips have a few minor age lines and retain a wonderful mellow ivory patina. Mechanics are fine, strong bore, dark in the grooves. Holsters are fine, a little dry with the military holster moderately soiled. Photographs are mostly attached to album pages with their back sides not visible which could probably disclose some identification of the subjects of the photographs. Medals are also fine with some of the ribbon sslightly soiled. 4-41055 JR210 (8,000-12,000)

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1050

*SCARCE 1ST YEAR PRODUCTION COLT MODEL 1911 U.S. ARMY SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 14683. Cal. 45 ACP. Blue finish with 5″ bbl. Slide is marked on left side with the Colt name & address and patent markings with the last date “1911” and the rampant Colt in a circle at left rear end. Right side is marked “MODEL OF 1911 U.S. ARMY”. Slide has orig thin front sight and rnd top rear sight with a small “H” inspector initial at top of hammer slot. Frame is marked “UNITED STATES PROPERTY” on left front side and has the “WGP” (Maj. Walter G. Penfield) inspector stamp on left side just above magazine release. Right side of frame has the SN. Frame is stamped with a small “H” (Frank Hosmer) sub-inspector mark just forward of the disconnector hole and with the number “6” (James Donlin) factory inspector mark to the right. Mounted with fine, orig diamond checkered walnut grips. Accompanied by an orig lanyard loop magazine. Bbl is probably orig to this pistol, without markings on top or lug, with only a tiny “H” stamped on rear of extension. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Slide retains 96-97% strong orig blue with only faint sharp edge wear. Frame retains 95-96% strong orig blue with light edge wear and some thinning to the front strap. Grip safety, thumb safety & hammer retain about all of their strong orig blue. Spring housing retains about 80% thinning orig blue. Magazine is fine with dull discoloration and some light rust near the top. Grips are sound showing light to moderate bottom edge wear with lightly worn diamond points. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore with fine pitting. 4-41861 JR200 (3,500-5,000)

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1051

*RARE COLT MODEL 1911 NAVY MILITARY SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 39753. Cal. 45 ACP. Fine early 1911 with 5″ post-WWII Springfield replacement bbl, marked on left side of slide with Colt name & address and patent dates with last date being 1911. It has the rampant Colt at left rear of slide. Right side of slide is marked “MODEL OF 1911 U.S. NAVY”. Left forward side of frame is marked “UNITED STATES PROPERTY” and has the “WGP” (Maj. Walter G. Penfield) inspector mark. Right side of frame has the SN. Mounted with replacement large diamond checkered walnut grip panels and accompanied by an orig lanyard loop magazine. The slide has orig thin front sight and rnd-top rear sight and has a small “H” at the top of the hammer slot. Top of frame has a small “H” (Frank Hosmer) military sub-inspector mark forward of the disconnector hole with a small “T” Colt inspector initial to the right and a tiny “C” to the rear which in fact may be a “G” that was poorly struck. Early 1911s with high orig finish are quite rare to find with Navy marked examples extremely rare. CONDITION: Very fine. Slide retains about 90+% strong orig blue, slightly thinned over the top, with sharp edge wear and a few light nicks on both sides. Frame retains strong bright blue on both sides and bottom of frame with front strap & bottom of trigger guard thinning to a blue/gray patina. Grip safety, thumb safety & hammer retain most of their strong orig blue. Main spring housing is a plum/brown patina. Replacement grips are crisp. Magazine retains a dull, lightly oxidized finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, bbl is probably unfired since replacement. 4-41857 JR199 (3,000-5,000)

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1052

*COLT MODEL 1902 SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 9716. Cal. 38 ACP. Blue finish with 6″ bbl, fixed sights and late style markings on slide with rampant Colt in a circle at the left rear end of the slide. Serrations are at the rear of the slide. Hammer has checkered rnd spur and is mounted with Colt marked, rampant Colt hard rubber grips. Accompanied by one orig magazine, a green velvet lined mahogany box compartemented in bottom for pistol, with an open compartment containing an envelope of cartridges, an L-shaped Colt screwdriver/tool and a bristle brush with twisted wire handle. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms only about 7,500 of these fine pistols were produced in the period 1903-1908. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Overall retains about 93-95% strong glossy orig blue with some thin spots on the slide and some light freckling on front strap. Back strap finish is a little thin toward the bottom, lighter on the heel. Trigger retains most of its orig fire blue and the hammer most of its orig case colors. Magazine is fine. Grips are sound and show light diamond point wear. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore. Box is sound and retains most of an old restored finish. Interior is intact showing moderate fading with moderate soil in the bottom. Accessories are fine. 4-41735 JR211 (2,500-3,500)

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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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*VERY RARE COLT PRE-WWII 38 SUPER MATCH SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 28982. Cal. 38 Super. Blue finish with 5″ bbl, that has bright polished chamber area and is marked on left lower side “COLT SUPER 38 AUTO MATCH”. Left side of slide has usual company & patent markings and the right side is marked “SUPER MATCH / COLT SUPER .38 / AUTOMATIC” along with the rampant Colt. Slide is matching numbered to the frame. Mounted with full checkered walnut grips and accompanied by one orig 2-tone magazine with marked base. Also accompanied by a Colt factory letter identifying this pistol, as found, with type of stocks not listed, shipped to Kirkwood Bros. Inc., Boston, MA on Dec. 5, 1938 in a 1-gun shipment. Additionally accompanied by a sworn notarized statement by Jerome Roth of Battle Creek, Michigan, who states that this pistol belonged to his father who had passed away in 1977. He further states that in 1938 they were living in Waltham, Mass. when a hurricane struck and he recalls seeing his father with the pistol at that time. He states that he believes the pistol was purchased at the Paul & Eaton Sporting Goods Store on Moody St. in Waltham. Kirkwood Bros. was a large distributor of arms, ammunition & accessories in Boston for many years including the 1930s. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all matching. Overall retains 97-98% strong orig charcoal blue with light muzzle edge and sharp edge wear and a few spots of light discoloration over the top front of the slide. Grips are crisp, showing light diamond point wear. Magazine is very fine with slightly discolored “white” area and retains most of its orig blue with some scattered light pitting. Bbl shows light use with bright shiny bore. Mechanics are crisp. 4-41992 JR166 (8,000-12,000)

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*RARE PRE-WWII COLT GOVERNMENT MODEL NATIONAL MATCH SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN C181032. Cal. 45 ACP. Blue finish with 5″ bbl that is polished bright over chamber area and has “COLT 45 AUTO MATCH” marked on lower left side of chamber area. Slide has usual markings and patent dates on left side and is marked on right side “NATIONAL MATCH COLT AUTOMATIC / CALIBER .45” along with the rampant Colt. Slide is fitted with Stevens adjustable rear sight and a thick front sight with serrated rear edge. Slide is matching numbered to the frame. Pistol is mounted with full checkered walnut grips and is accompanied by one orig 2-tone magazine with marked base. Also accompanied by its orig hinged lid dark maroon cardboard box with blue & white end labels identifying this pistol as a “NATIONAL MATCH” with adjustable sight. Top of box has an additional label which states that this National Match pistol is fitted with a special hand-honed action and selected match bbl and Partridge type rear sight. Bottom of the box has the pistol SN in pencil. Also in the box is a a bristle cleaning brush with twisted wire handle and a rare “NATIONAL MATCH MODEL” owner’s pamphlet. Additionally accompanying is a Colt factory letter identifying this pistol, as found, with type of stocks not listed, shipped to Topperwein Hardware Co., San Antonio, TX on Feb. 26, 1936 in a shipment of 2 same type pistols. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, matching. Overall retains virtually all of its crisp restored charcoal blue finish with only the most faint sharp edge wear around the muzzle end of the slide. Grips are crisp, modern replacements, showing faint diamond point wear. Magazine is equally crisp with only a few scattered spots of faint discoloration and some minor pitting around the edges and retains most of its restored finish. National Match markings on the bbl are hand stamped. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Box has a few breaks in the lid and shows heavy edge wear but is basically intact. Brush & pamphlet are fine. 4-41991 JR165 (4,000-6,000)

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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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1057

EXTREMELY RARE COLT PRE-WAR SERVICE MODEL ACE CONVERSION UNIT WITH ORIGINAL BOX & EXTREMELY RARE FACTORY LETTER. SN U1334. Cal. 22 LR. This complete set consists of the orig dark maroon hinged lid cardboard box with top & end labels identifying the contents. Inside the lid is printed with an inventory of all the contents. Interior is compartmented in separate boxes for the slide, which contains the floating chamber bbl and bushing. The recoil spring, spring guide & spring cap are in a separate box as is the slide lock. Also accompanying in a separate compartment is a rare orig 2-tone Service Model Ace magazine. Additionally accompanying is an L-shaped Colt automatic screwdriver. Slide is mounted with a Stevens adjustable rear sight and thick front sight that has a serrated rear edge. Sides of slide have usual company & patent markings with rampant Colt on left side and right side is marked “COLT SERVICE MODEL ACE CONVERSION” and “22 LONG RIFLE UNIT .22-.45”. Left side of bbl is electric pencil marked with matching SN. Accompanied by a very rare Colt factory letter for a conversion unit which identifies it as follows: Caliber 22-45, 5″ bbl, blue finish, sold to Barbera Sporting Goods Co., San Antonio, TX and shipped to Shapleigh Hardware Co., St. Louis, MO, shipped Oct. 10, 1940 in a shipment of one item. From past experience, it seems likely that this unit was likely sold to Shapleigh Hardware Co. & shipped to Barbera Sporting Goods Co. Shapleigh Hardware was a very large company & Colt distributor. This conversion unit was purchased along with a government model National Match pistol, SN C181032, that was shipped to the Topperwein Hardware Co., San Antonio, Texas, being sold elsewhere in this auction. The Topperwein Hardware Co. was apparently directly related to the world famous trick shooting artist, Adolph (Ad) Topperwein, who was born in Boerne, TX which is just outside San Antonio. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all matching. Slide retains virtually all of its crisp orig charcoal blue finish with only faint sharp edge wear. Exposed area of the bbl shows very little use. Brilliant shiny bore. Magazine has some slight discoloration on rear edge from long term storage contact with the box. Other parts are fine. Box shows worn edges with yellowed labels that have minor chipped edges but are all completely legible. All corners are intact. Altogether a very rare & desirable set. 4-41996 JR164 (2,500-4,000)

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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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*SCARCE COLT PRE-WWII GOVERNMENT MODEL NATIONAL MATCH SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN C198727. Cal. 45 ACP. Nickel finish with 5″ bbl that is marked on lower left side “COLT 45 AUTO MATCH” with a small “M.B.” in a circle inspector’s mark on left side of lug. Left side of slide has the usual company name & address and patent markings. Right side of slide is marked “NATIONAL MATCH COLT AUTOMATIC / CALIBRE .45” and the rampant Colt. It has fixed sights and slide is matching numbered to the frame. Slide & frame are fitted with Schwartz safety device. Frame is marked on right side “GOVERNMENT MODEL” above the SN. Mounted with spectacular pearl grips with a raised carved ox head with red painted eyes on right side, with one nickel plated magazine that has a marked bottom. Accompanied by a Shelton-Payne Arms Co., El Paso, Texas, single loop brown leather holster. Also accompanied by a Colt factory letter identifying this pistol in caliber 45 with 5″ bbl, blued finish, type of stocks not listed and under special features “Furnished with a new safety device”, shipped to Thurman Randle & Co., Dallas, TX on June 13, 1939 in a 1-gun shipment. CONDITION: Fine to very fine, matching. Overall retains most of a fine Colt style nickel finish with light corrosion along the left sharp edge and around muzzle end of slide. There is another spot or two of corrosion on one sharp edge on left side of frame, otherwise nickel is completely intact showing moderate use. Mechanics are fine, Schwartz safety is intact and functional. Magazine is very good with heavily polished base. Bbl is fine with bright shiny bore. Holster is sound with some lightly crackled surface finish and shows light to moderate wear. This is the type of side arm found to have been carried by a variety of Texas Rangers & law enforcement officers in the 1930s & 40s. It has been frequently observed that these officers had their side arms nickel plated for durability as well as for show. 4-42002 JR167 (4,000-7,000)

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*ENGRAVED 1911A1 SEMI-AUTO PISTOL WITH TEXAS RANGER HISTORY. SN 1310413. Cal. 45 ACP. Blue finish with 5″ commercial bbl. Pistol SN falls within the range assigned to Remington Rand for production in 1943. It is apparent that it was somehow purchased or purloined from government service and transformed into the fine engraved pistol we see today. It is wonderfully engraved, probably by Wilbur Glahn with about “D” coverage foliate, floral & arabesque patterns on the slide. Left side of slide is inlaid with a platinum rampant Colt and the top of the slide and ejection port are outlined with platinum wire inlay. Sides of frame are engraved to match with foliate & geometric patterns on front strap, a running leaf pattern on trigger guard and foliate line patterns on bottom front of frame. Pistol is mounted with beautifully engraved Mexican-made sterling silver grip panels with the right side having a raised inscription panel pantograph inscribed “Capt. E.G. Albers / Texas Rangers”. Accompanied by a pair of orig Colt, nickel plated handcuffs in their orig box with two keys in their orig manila envelope. One side of handcuffs is pantograph inscribed “CAPT. E.G. ALBERS, JR. / CO. “F” TEXAS RANGERS”. Also accompanying is a fine reproduction Texas Ranger badge made from a Mexican one peso coin. It is slightly domed and pierced in the shape of a 5-pointed star and inscribed “TEXAS / RANGER” with foliate decoration on each side. Capt. E.G. “Butch” Albers served as a Texas Ranger 1961-1974. Also accompanying is a signed & witnessed letter from Capt. Albers dated Jan. 5, 1988, certifying that these handcuffs were his and used by him “while serving in the Texas Ranger service”. The letter was witnessed by a sergeant in Company F of the Texas Rangers, Waco, Texas. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains virtually all of its fine custom blue. Grips are very fine with sharp engraving. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. Handcuffs are nearly new. Box has two broken corners in the bottom, otherwise is fine. Badge is equally fine with some minor tarnish. 4-41858 JR201 (4,000-7,000)

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*RARE DOCUMENTED COLT PONY SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN CPA001020. Cal. 380 ACP. Blue finish with 3-1/4″ bbl, thick half moon front sight and adjustable rear sight. Mounted with 2-pc full checkered walnut grips with silver Colt medallions. This little pistol is built very similar to a Colt 1911A1 with nearly identical slide lock & thumb safety on left side and half cock notch in the 1911 style hammer. It differentiates in the Colt look in that it does not have a grip safety and the back strap is more ergonomic for the palm of the hand. Left side of slide is marked “COLT PONY / CALIBER .380 AUTOMATIC” along with the rampant Colt. Right side of slide, forward of ejection port is marked “COLT’S PT. F.A. MFG. CO. / HARTFORD, CT., U.S.A.” with the rampant Colt and two small stars. The frame is of blued steel and SN is on the right forward side. Accompanied by an orig Firearms International Industries 2-pc wood grain cardboard box without labels or markings except the company information & logo on the lid. Also accompanied by a bill of sale in the name of Shenandoah Guns from Firearms International Corp. dated June 30, 1977 for a Colt Junior 25 caliber auto pistol and this pistol. These little pistols have an obscure and pretty much unknown history that has been thoroughly researched by Mr. John Karns of Martinsburg, WV. A detailed report of his findings accompanies this pistol. He learned that in about 1971 or 1972 Firearms International Corp. (FIC) had discontinued the Colt Cub program, a pistol which had been manufactured by Astra in Spain for Colt and which had been made illegal to import under the Gun Control Act of 1968. FIC facilitated the purchase of the machinery & parts needed to jump start the Colt Cub program in the U.S. They also arranged for the 380 caliber Pony program wherein they would supply the parts and Colt would finish & inspect them. The program was dropped by Colt in 1974, however FIC decided to produce this pistol as their Model D which became an instant success. Mr. Karns reports that conversations with Colt representatives disclosed that approx. 47 pistols were manufactured by FIC for colt& received by Colt from FIC with only 10 of them being retained and the other 37 returned to FIC. In that conversation Colt declined to disclose the SNs of the 10 pistols they retained. In a conversation between this cataloger and the former owner of Collias-Lawing Gun Shop in Charlotte, NC, it was disclosed that Collias-Lawing had purchased about 20 of these pistols from FIC and when they arrived they were in FIC boxes with FIC slides. A few days later they received a package from FIC which contained the “COLT” marked slides, which were assembly number marked so it was very simple to match the slides to the correct frame, which they did and sold the entire lot over a period of time. The orig Colt Pony pistols are some of the most rare of all Colt automatics and are basically unknown outside of a select few advanced collectors. Disassembly of this pistol disclosed no assembly numbers. PROVENANCE: Private Coll. of a Gentleman. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, as new. Overall retains about all of its fine orig factory finish with only slight muzzle edge wear from sliding around in the box. Frame is a purple color with a deep dark blue slide. Grips are sound showing light diamond point wear. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore, may have been fired but if so very little. Box is fine. 4-41902 (5,000-7,000)

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*SCARCE FACTORY ENGRAVED COLT MODEL 1908 SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 79708. Cal. 25 ACP. Blue finish with 2-1/4″ bbl, fixed sights and mounted with deep gold medallion factory pearl grips. Accompanied by one orig magazine and a hinged lid dark maroon box for a Model 1908 pistol with SN 169284 in pencil on the bottom. Box has a blue & black end label and contains an orig owner’s pamphlet and a second orig owner’s pamphlet pertaining to “a new safety device”. The front of the Safety pamphlet states that it applies to pistols over the SN 141,000. Pistol has about “C” coverage Cuno Helfricht engraving with foliate arabesque patterns and leaf & vine patterns on the slide & frame with diamond & dot patterns on both front sides of the frame. Factory engraved 1908 pistols are very rare. Factory records confirm the gun as factory engraved w/pearl grips and shipped to Nick Brown, 12-7-1912. CONDITION: Fine. Overall retains 80-85% thinning orig blue turning plum over top of slide. Trigger, grip safety & thumb safety case colors have turned dark. Magazine retains about 70% thin orig blue. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with fine pitting in the grooves. Box has a repair on each end of the lid and shows light corner & edge wear and overall is sound. Pamphlets are fine. 4-42012 JR202 (4,000-6,000)

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*FINE ENGRAVED & GOLD INLAID COLT MODEL 1908 SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 179969. Cal. 25 ACP. Blue finish with 2-1/8″ bbl, fixed sights and mounted with smooth pearl grips with rampant Colt gold medallions. Pistol is engraved in about “A” or “B” coverage with fine foliate arabesque patterns on frame & slide with feather patterns on frame back of trigger guard. Rear of frame & slide, grip safety, front strap & trigger guard are engraved to match. Sides of slide, around engraving & markings, are inlaid with gold wire band and frame is outlined in gold wire. Left rear end of slide is inlaid with a raised gold rampant Colt which panel is outlined in gold with a matching gold wire inlay on right side. Accompanied by one orig magazine with engraved base. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains virtually all of its glossy custom blue finish with bright custom case colors on trigger, grip safety & thumb safety. Grips are sound with great fire & color. Mechanics are fine, worn bore with fine pitting. 4-41105 JR198 (2,500-4,000)

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*EXTREMELY RARE DICK CASULL MODEL CA-3800 SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN DC0014. Cal. 38 Casull & 45 ACP. Blue finish with 6″ match grade stainless steel 38 Casull bbl & slide with dovetailed partridge front sight and micro-adjustable rear sight. Mounted with smooth 2-pc ivory grips. Left side of slide is marked in script “Dick Casull” with a flying bullet company logo. Right side, below the ejection port, is marked “.38 CASULL / MODEL-CA3800”. Slide serrations at the rear are coarse and there is a small screw in the left rear side of the slide perpendicular with the axis of the firing pin, referred to as the “firing pin limiting screw”. Frame is typical Government Model style, marked on right side “CASULL ARMS, AFTON, WY USA”, along with the SN. Pistol has stainless steel guide bushing and guide rod also with a stainless steel bushing. Hammer is skeletonized with a custom beavertail grip safety and lightweight aluminum adjustable trigger and extended thumb safety. Front strap and 1911-style flat mainspring housing are beautifully checkered. Accompanied by a spare short slide with 4-5/8″ stainless steel 45 ACP bbl mounted with Trijicon 3-dot sights. It has stainless steel bbl bushing, guide rod & guide rod bushing. Left side is marked “CASULL” and the flying bullet company logo. Right side is marked “45 ACP / CA 3845-4”. Rear serrations are very fine. Also accompanied by its orig foam lined aluminum carrying case, compartmented for the pistol, spare slide, two magazines with a compartment in the front for two 20-rd boxes of ammunition. One orig box of 147 grain hollow point 38 Casull ammunition and four loose rounds are included. Also included is a spare extended slide lock and the orig safety & instruction manual. Conversation with Mr. Dick Casull disclosed that only about 200 of these fine pistols were ever produced before production ceased due to stringent regulations. PROVENANCE: Walker Inman Trust. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. The 38 caliber bbl has been fired but very little and the 45 caliber bbl is equally new. All parts retain virtually all of their brilliant orig finish with a small scratch on the 45 caliber slide. Grips have a couple of minor age lines and retain a light ivory patina. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bores. Case, tools & accessories are equally fine. 4-41275 JR207 (3,000-5,000)

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*VERY RARE SEMMERLING MODEL LM-4 PISTOL. SN 125. Cal. 45 ACP. Matte black finish with 3-3/8″ bbl which is integral with the slide. This little pistol is the smallest 5-shot 45 ACP pistol ever produced. Although it resembles a semi-automatic it is, in fact, a dbl action sgl shot repeater. The dbl action pull is extremely smooth & regular. Once the trigger pull is started, the slide is locked in position and when the pistol is fired and the trigger released, the slide can then be manually pushed forward and manually retracted to load another round in preparation for firing again. It was made by the Semmerling Corp. of Boston, MA from 1978-1982. The patent is currently owned by the American Derringer Corp. of Waco, TX. According to Blue Book of Gun Values, Fjestad, only about 600 of these rare pistols were produced by the Semmerling Corp. This pistol is the exact item pictured on p. 90 of the 2000 Edition of Standard Catalog of Firearms, Schwing. In the catalog it is pictured with grip panels installed which are now missing. Accompanied by two orig magazines. PROVENANCE: Walker Inman Trust. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Overall retains virtually all of its orig matte black factory finish with polished right side on the slide. Appears to be unfired. Magazines are equally new. 4-41267 JR197 (3,000-5,000)

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*RARE SMITH & WESSON/ASP SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN A746530. Cal. 9mm. Black Teflon finish with shortened & lightened slide & grip frame on a Smith & Wesson Model 439 Pistol. Trigger guard has been thinned & contoured to combat configuration with a spurless hammer and Lucite grips with clear panel for viewing remaining cartridges in the magazine which, if orig, all have open sides. Magazine bases are black synthetic material marked on bottom “ASP”. Slide is fitted with a trademark “GUTTERSNIPE” channel sight without front sight. Accompanied by a total of six orig ASP magazines, a spare set of orig ASP grips still sealed in their orig plastic and a Bianchi clip pouch. Production of this modified pistol was primarily for law enforcement concealment use and was discontinued in 1981 after about 3,000 had been produced. PROVENANCE: Walker Inman Trust. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains virtually all of its custom Teflon finish with slight holster wear on muzzle end of slide, sharp edge wear around grip frame and a few tiny nicks on front edge of frame. Magazines are all crisp with several that appear to have never been loaded. Magazine pouch shows a few minor nicks but retains virtually all of its orig finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-41268 JR196 (3,000-4,000)

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*FINE KURT JAEGER ENGRAVED SMITH & WESSON K22 MASTERPIECE DA REVOLVER. SN K245721. Cal. 22. Blue finish with 6″ ribbed bbl, partridge front sight and fully adjustable rear sight. Revolver is 5-screw model and is mounted with 2-pc magna size ivory grips with silver Smith & Wesson medallions and raised carved stag’s head on each side with stippled background. Frame has full coverage oak leaf & acorn pattern engraving with deep stippled background. Top strap is engraved in feather patterns which extend down back of frame by hammer slot. Cylinder is engraved to match with oak leaf & acorn patterns on lands between flutes and feather patterns around rear edge. Oak leaf pattern engraving extends about 1-1/2″ up each side of bbl. Butt strap & trigger guard are engraved to match and the four exposed screwheads are engraved. Orig hammer & trigger have jeweled sides. Left side of top strap is engraved “KURT JAEGER, MAINZ”. Left side of butt strap, under grip, is stamped with a small diamond with an “S” and date “9 65” which indicates that this revolver was factory refinished in Sept. 1965. The “S” indicates special refinish; probably relating to the engraving. Bottom flat of bbl is also stamped with the small diamond and “S”. Accompanied by a Smith & Wesson factory letter identifying this revolver as being shipped Nov. 16, 1955 to Rex Firearms, New York City in a 10-gun shipment. CONDITION: Very fine plus, all matching except grips which are unnumbered. Overall retains virtually all of its fine factory restored finish with gold wash in lettering on both sides of bbl. Grips have a small compression fracture in right side, otherwise are sound and retain a wonderful golden ivory color. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-40582 (2,000-3,000)

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*SCARCE SMITH & WESSON MODEL 53 DA REVOLVER. SN K464101. Cal. 22 Jet/22 LR. Blue finish with 6″ bbl with rib and ramp front sight and adjustable rear sight. Mounted with diamond checkered, silver medallion, magnum walnut grips. Accompanied by its orig box, serial numbered to match on the bottom in white grease pencil along with the notation “Aux Cyl”. The box contains the auxiliary 22 LR cylinder that is matching numbered to this revolver and six stainless steel inserts which enables the user to fire 22 LR ammunition from the 22 Jet cylinder. The frame of this revolver is equipped with dual firing pins and an articulated hammer nose to fire both center fire & rimfire ammunition. Also accompanied by an orig spare, color case hardened target hammer, a cleaning rod with brush and a small wire handled swab. Additionally accompanied by its orig owner’s pamphlet/parts list, a leather company pamphlet and the extremely rare red hang tag which advises the user to keep the chambers clean in the 22 Jet cylinder. Few of these early Model 53 revolvers survive today in near unused condition as this one is, especially with all of its orig equipment. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching,as new, may have been fired but if so, very little. Overall retains 98-99% strong orig factory blue with only faint muzzle edge wear from the box and one small spot on sideplate. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Grips are equally new with faint diamond point wear and retain about all of their orig oil finish. Auxiliary cyl may have been fired and has the faint beginning of a cyl line and retains virtually all of its orig finish. Inserts are new with one being loose in the box, the others are still on their cardboard spindles. Spare hammer is new with brilliant case colors. Pamphlets & tag are also extremely fine. Box has one broken corner in the lid, otherwise is sound showing heavy edge wear with some finish loss on the lid. 4-41989 JR180 (2,000-4,000)

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*SCARCE COLT POLICE POSITIVE DA REVOLVER WITH KING RIB & SIGHTS. SN 253286. Cal. 32 Colt. Blue finish with 6″ bbl that is mounted with a Colt “COLT-KING SUPER TARGET” rib that is mounted with King red ivory bead mirrored front sight and adjustable rear sight. Left side of bbl is marked “POLICE / POSITIVE-32 POLICE CTG.” Side plate has the rampant Colt and it is mounted with 2-pc silver medallion walnut grips. Accompanied by a fine S.D. Myers belt & holster rig that is very nicely tooled in foliate & floral patterns. Belt has ten 32 caliber cartridge loops on left side and is mounted with a tooled silver buckle. CONDITION: Extremely fine, has been fired but very little. Overall retains about all of its strong Colt charcoal blue with only slight muzzle edge wear. Grips are crisp with extremely minor diamond point wear. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Holster is equally new. 4-42045 JR194 (1,000-1,500)

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*SCARCE HARTFORD ARMS MANUALLY OPERATED REPEATING PISTOL. SN 1601. Cal. 22 LR. Blue finish with 6-3/4″ tapered rnd bbl, fixed sights and 2-pc checkered hard rubber grips. Most unusual & rare pistol that resembles the later High Standard Model B with a High Standard style 10-shot magazine in the grip. However, this pistol is a manually operated single shot repeater that when fired blows the bolt to the rear stops which ejects the empty cartridge casing and must then be returned to battery manually which strips a cartridge from the magazine into the chamber in preparation for firing again. This pistol was produced in limited numbers until the company was purchased by High Standard in 1932. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains about all of an extremely fine professionally restored finish to near perfect factory specifications and color. Grips show moderate to heavy diamond point wear. Magazine is fine. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-40591 (750-1,250)

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*HK P7K3 PISTOL WITH .22 RF & 32 ACP CONVERSION KITS. SN USA-744. Cal. .380, 32 ACP & 22 LR. Fantastic H&K with complete set of conversion units including two slides, tools and magazines. Apparently the 380 magazines are intended to function for the 32 ACP as there are three 380 magazines. They are all housed in their separate plastic cases. Pistol is mounted with black synthetic grips marked with the model number. A fine & scarce to find in the United States. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish are extremely fine. Attractive blue finish. Barrels are in the white. Grips are fine, mechanics are crisp, bores are excellent, as are faces where slide meets head of cartridge. 4-41796 JWK22 (2,000-3,000)

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*RARE SIG NEUHAUSEN MODEL P210-5 TARGET PISTOL IN A RARE CALIBER. SN P306824. Cal. 7.65 Parabellum (30 Luger). Fine precision target pistol with 4-3/4″ bbl, dovetailed white dot front sight and fully adjustable target rear sight. Left side of slide is marked with the model number and “TARGET”. Left side of frame is marked “MADE IN SWITZERLAND”. Right side of frame is marked “SIGARMS INC. TYSONS CORNER VIRGINIA”. Pistol is single action with stainless steel trigger, hammer & slide lock and a thumb safety on left side. Mounted with checkered 2-pc walnut grips with a lanyard loop in the left heel. Accompanied by one orig magazine, a blue hinged lid, cloth covered, foam lined cardboard box and the orig owner’s manual.o CONDITION: Extremely fine. Appears to be new & unfired, retaining virtually all of its orig factory finish. Magazine appears to have never been loaded. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Box is fine. 4-42056 JR205 (2,000-3,000)

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*VERY NICE ENGRAVED WALTHER TPH SEMI-AUTO PISTOL WITH BOX. SN 281565. Cal. 22 LR. Blue finish with 2-3/4″ bbl, fixed sights and mounted with 2-pc black, checkered, Walther Banner composition grips. According to consignor pistol is engraved by Michael Gouse of Hamilton, Montana, with about 75% coverage wonderful, deep, oak leaf & acorn patterns with fine stippled background. Engraving is extremely well executed in the finest Germanic style. Accompanied by one magazine with finger rest black composition base. Also accompanied by its orig 2-pc wood grain cardboard box with black & yellow end label, identifying this pistol by SN, which contains the orig owner’s manual and target. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. May have been fired but if so very little. Overall retains most of its strong dark blue finish. Grips show light diamond point wear and are sound. Box shows light edge wear and is completely sound. Fine engraved little pocket pistol. 4-40841 (1,250-1,750)

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1074

*SCARCE ENGRAVED ORTGIES SEMI-AUTO POCKET PISTOL. SN 71823. Cal. 380 ACP. Gold finish with 3-3/8″ bbl, fixed sights and mounted with smooth walnut grips with brass medallions. Pistol is engraved in European style with leaf & vine patterns mixed with arabesque scrolls and has a partial shaded background. Front strap, trigger bow & bottom front of the frame are engraved in foliate patterns and sides of trigger guard are engraved in diamond patterns. Most unusually, this pistol has an added manual slide lock/safety device built into the side of the frame and extending through the top of the left grip with a safety notch and a hold-open notch in the bottom edge of the slide. This device appears to be an experimental or prototype and has a small “S” on the flat arm below the serrated button. Usually Ortgies pistols are without slide lock or thumb safety, relying only on the grip safety. Bbl, slide & frame have crown “N” proofs and bottom front of frame is marked “Germany”. CONDITION: Fine. Overall retains about 95% strong orig gold wash, possibly over silver, with slight muzzle edge and grip safety wear. Left grip has a hairline in top front edge, otherwise grips are sound and retain a hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-39274 (1,000-1,500)

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1075

LOT OF TWO ANTIQUE EUROPEAN HAND GUNS. SN 1) T20156 & 2) 950. 1) Gaulois No. 3 Palm Pistol. Cal. 8mm Extra Short CF. Fine engraved French Squeezer Palm Pistol with 2-1/8″ ribbed bbl and silver bead front sight. Rib is marked “GAULOIS” and top of frame is marked “CAL. / 8MM” with the manufacturers logo on top of frame. Toe of dust cover is marked “NO. 3”. The entire frame & bbl are very nicely etch engraved in foliate & floral patterns and it has a checkered Gutta Percha palm piece. Accompanied by an orig, soft doeskin clutch purse holster. 2) B. Coirier “THE PUPPY” Folding Trigger Revolver. Cal. 38 Short Colt. Tiny vest pocket revolver with 1-9/16″ ovoid shaped bbl, half moon German silver front sight with articulated ejector rod & folding trigger. Mounted with black hard rubber grips. Cylinder is fluted, 5-shots. Top of frame is marked “B. Coirier a Paris / THE PUPPY / 4 Bould des Italiens”. Bbl & cyl are blue, frame is color case hardened. Rear face of cyl has the SN & “ELG” Belgian proof. CONDITION: 1) Very good. Thin blue remains in the recesses on sides of frame with the balance of pistol mostly a blue/brown patina. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with very fine pitting. Holster is fine. 2) Very good to fine, all matching including bbl & cylinder. Bbl retains traces of blue & cyl about 85% glossy orig blue, thining on outer diameter. Frame retains traces of case colors, bright in a couple of spots. Grips are sound. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-42063 JR206 (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
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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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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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1079

*RED 9 BROOM HANDLE MAUSER WITH HOLSTER AND RIG. SN 39422. Cal. 9mm. Standard commercial configuration, with Mauser Oberndorf marking on top flat of octagonal portion of receiver, and on right rear of frame. SN is on top left flat of receiver on hammer group, and top rear of frame. Light walnut grooved grips have large incised “9” highlighted with red paint. Light colored walnut holster/ stock is fitted with attaching iron which is numbered “733”. Leather carrying rig for stock has makers mark “L. Ritgen Karlsruhe” and is dated 1918. Cleaning rod is in its compartment. CONDITION: Excellent, as refinished, possibly by arsenal, retaining all of that blue, except silvered at base of bbl from contact with stock. Grips are fine showing considerable wear. Bore is good, strong rifling, slightly pitted. Fire blue remains on safety lever. Holster/ stock is fine. Mounting iron is brown patina. Leather is fine, all stitching and flaps intact. 4-40310 MGM141 (2,000-5,000)

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1080

*DWM ARTILLERY LUGER WITH HOLSTER, SHOULDER STOCK, SNAIL DRUM MAGAZINE WITH COVER AND LOADING TOOL. SN 1370e. Cal. 9mm. Pistol has standard artillery configuration, all numbers match. 8″ Barrel is fitted with tangent rear sight with elevation screw, front sight does not have windage adjustment. Receiver has 1917 date, and all correct numbers and proofs. Frame is all matching except for unnumbered right grip, and correct wood-bottomed tinned magazine which has undecipherable 4 digit number. Artillery board type shoulder stock has nice fiddle figure, and takedown iron is numbered “72”. Black leather holster is stamped “Perina & Co Dresden” with 1917 date. Cleaning rod is in pocket. Snail drum magazine with lacquered tin cover and machine gun adapter sleeve is numbered “357547” on top and bottom. Tin cover is unnumbered. Loading tool is numbered “7153” with “53” on lever and release button. CONDITION: Very good, pistol retaining 80% of its orig blue, turning brown, and silvered on high edges. Strawed parts have a considerable amount of color, except safety which is mostly gray-brown. Ejector and right side of trigger have been cleaned to silver. Bore is fair, rifling strong, but dark and pitted throughout. Holster is good, with some grain lifting and cracking. Shoulder stock has many marks and knocks. Iron has a good deal of orig blue. Mounting straps are missing. Takedown toggle is silver-brown. Snail drum retains most of its orig blue, silvered on high edges and turning brown. Latch and spring are good. Cover retains about 30% lacquer, front portion deeply pitted and cleaned. Loading tool retains most of its lacquer. Magazine latch spring retaining bar has come unsoldered. Latch, bar, and spring are present but need reassembly. A nearly complete WWI rig. 4-41102 MGM131 (3,500-5,500)

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1081

*DWM 1900 AMERICAN EAGLE WITH “IDEAL” STOCK AND CASE. SN 9598. Cal. 30 Luger. 4-3/4″ Unproofed barrel has SN at bottom rear. Old style receiver has American Eagle on ring, last two digits of SN on lug, and early commercial “Flaming bomb” inspector’s mark or proof, in front of lug. Grip safety frame has early style narrow trigger, short high domed cross checkered safety lever (area under bottom position of lever is polished bright), and narrow grip safety. “Flaming bomb” mark is in well. SN and “Germany” are stamped on front. All numbered parts have matching last two digits of SN. Toggle assembly has DWM logo on middle link. Breech block, middle and rear links are stamped with last two digits of SN. Nickel-plated magazine has unmarked walnut base plug. Frame is fitted with plain uncheckered walnut and steel “Ideal” grips to adapt the pistol to the “Ideal” telescoping buttstock, which is present. Buttstock consists of steel frame and leather holster, and has sheet metal belt clip on left side. Rear portion of stock is stamped “Patents Pending.” With the pistol is a plywood and glass display case containing a spare magazine with beech base plug, “Perfect” pocket oiler, wooden portion of a pair of “Ideal” grips that are checkered, and what appears to be an original German iron cross. CONDITION: Excellent, showing 92-95% original blue, silvering on all edges and high points. Trigger lever boss of sideplate is mostly silver. Front strap is thinning slightly to silver brown. Top of grip safety shows about 70% blue. Polished area under safety is turning brown. Original straw parts are silvering in the usual places. Safety lever is mostly silver gray. Bore is excellent, but slightly frosted. Grip screws are replacements. Magazine is good with a chip to right side of base plug. “Ideal” grips are very good, with most of their original finish, but with a number of marks and nicks. Stock itself is very fine, showing a great deal of its original blue, that is mostly flaked. Leather is very good, crazed, with areas where top grain has flaked. Display case is excellent. Accessories are good. 4-39243 MGM84 (3,000-5,000)

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1082

*DWM 1906 AMERICAN EAGLE LUGER WITH “IDEAL” STOCK, SPARE GRIPS, HOLSTER, CASE AND ACCESSORIES. SN 49193. Cal. 30 Luger. 4-3/4″ Barrel has SN and commercial crowned “N” proof on bottom. Receiver has American Eagle on ring, crowned “N” proof is on left front side, and last two digits of SN on lug. Grip safety new style frame has polished area under side safety lever with SN and “Germany” stamped on front. Front well is stamped with “P”, as well as “2”, and “01”. Toggle assembly has DWM logo on central link. Extractor is marked “Loaded”. All numbers and proofs on frame, small parts, and toggle match. Nickel-plated magazine has walnut base plug that is stamped with an “H”. Frame is currently fitted with walnut and steel “IDEAL” grips for the steel telescoping buttstock with leather holster which accompanies this pistol. Stock is stamped “Patents Pending” on “butt” portion. With the pistol are the original walnut grips. Also included is a black leatherite case with nickel-plated trim, lined in green cloth, which contains two spare magazines with unmarked beech base plugs, a 2-pc box of Remington 30 Luger ammunition, with reproduction cleaning rod, takedown tool, and pin. This case is made to fit only the pistol, with no provision for the stock. Brown leather flap holster has scroll embossed borders with no. “1304C” on belt loop. CONDITION: Excellent, near new, with only the slightest evidence of silvering of original blue on sharp edges, and top of front sight. There are a few slight marks on front strap, and a bit of browning on rear strap. High edges of grip safety are silvering. Strawed parts show nearly all of their straw, with right side of trigger blade silvering. “Ideal” grips show considerable marks on wood from handling and use. Side safety does not operate with “Ideal” grips installed, grip safety does. Original grips are excellent. Bore is excellent, bright and shiny, sharp rifling. “Ideal” stock shows areas of pitting, and has been wire-brushed to silver. Leather is good. Reproduction case and accessories are excellent. Spare magazines are good. Box of ammo is good with edges of box slightly worn, and label is chipped and foxed. Holster is fine. A very fine ’06 American Eagle with rare accessory stock. 4-39242 MGM83 (3,000-5,000)

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1083

*LUGER S/ 42 G DATE WITH HOLSTER. SN 9850d. Cal. 9mm. This 1935 production (G was the secret letter date code used during the German rearmament when weapons production was not allowed by Treaty of Versailles) Mauser made pistol is of standard configuration with S/42 on middle link of toggle. All numbers match, except magazines (walnut grips unnumbered), and bears two late year acceptance stamps and army test proof. Strawed parts show bright color typical of early Mauser production. Two magazines are present, one marked “PO8 no. 8971u”, also stamped “FXA” with Waffenampt “37”, and the other marked on base plug with “5172m” with Waffenampt. Unusual non-maker marked or dated black holster is only stamped with droop-winged Waffenampt “2”. CONDITION: Excellent, as found, retaining approx 90 – 95% orig blue over some pinprick oxidation, silvering on high points from holster wear. Grip straps are slightly browning. Sear lever boss on sideplate shows about 30% blue. Straw parts retaining most of their color, silvering at normal wear points. Bright blued parts show most of their blue. Bore is excellent. Both magazines are excellent. Holster is good, all stitching intact except flap of tool pouch. Leather is considerably browned. A very fine G Date. 4-42061 MGM147 (2,500-4,000)

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1084

*RARE EARLY MAUSER/ DWM OBERNDORF LUGER WITH HOLSTER AND CAPTURE PAPERS. SN 1204V. Cal. 9 mm. This scarce, early Mauser production Luger using leftover DWM parts mixed with new Mauser parts, is one routed to early Nazi police use, and is fitted with sear safety; a Prussian state requirement dating from 1933. Kenyon in LUGERS AT RANDOM estimates 500, at most, of these were produced. Still in THIRD REICH LUGERS estimates a production of approximately 300. This example has high polish DWM toggle assembly, frame, and side-plate. Bbl and receiver appear to be Mauser production with distinctive early machining of front sight band. Unique to this particular group of Lugers is a large crowned U-proof on side of receiver. SN of this specimen, 1204V, puts it toward the end of the estimated production numbers of this type which appears were made immediately after the Stoeger contract which used leftover American Eagle receivers. Trigger, take-down lever, and ejector exhibit brightly strawed color usually found in early Mauser production. Tinned wood based magazine is numbered 6216. Black early police style holster is marked “Franz Cobau Berlin 1935” with sunburst with “K”. It is also marked “S. B.” and with matted out SN “7505”. Another number which appears to be “8104” has been scraped away, and no. “1204” stamped in its place. Pistol and holster are accompanied by original capture papers dated 17 November ’45, in the name of John Authier listing “1 – Luger, GER no. 1204”, “1- Holster”, and “1- Clip”. PROVENANCE: Capture papers. CONDITION: Fine. Metal retains 75 – 80% orig blue, silvered on muzzle band, portions of bbl, and other high points. Grip straps are mostly brown. There is some pinprick pitting through straw on bottom of safety lever and right side of trigger. Grips show considerable wear. Bore is excellent. Magazine is fine. Holster is fine, moslty black, but flap and magazine compartment are turning brown. Capture papers are foxed and creased. A scarce, honest, early Nazi Luger, as brought back by returning G.I. 4-41830 MGM57 (4,000-6,000)

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1085

*1906 SWISS BERN LUGER SEMI-AUTO PISTOL.20. SN 22263. Cal. 30 Luger. Fine Swiss made Luger with 4-3/4″ tapered rnd bbl, barleycorn front sight and fixed rear sight integral with the toggle. Mounted with checkered walnut grip panels with distinctive uncheckered edges. Accompanied by a stainless body wood base magazine. Toggle link is marked “WAFFENFABRIK / BERN” surmounted by a small Geneva cross. Left side of receiver is marked with a small Geneva cross and “M” with the bbl and frame also marked with small Geneva crosses. Front of trigger guard is stamped “P60”. “P” means Private and “60” was the year it was sold. The gun was a private sale from the Swiss arsenal in 1960. Accompanied by a typical brown leather clam shell Swiss holster with shoulder strap. Inside the flap is marked in red ink “Stamm”. Apparently when the Germans were no longer able to supply the Swiss with Luger pistols they began manufacturing their own under license from the Germans. This likely occurred in the 1918-1922 period and this model pistol is often referred to as the Model 1924 Bern. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all visible numbers matching including firing pin & grips. Magazine is not numbered. Overall retains 97-98% strong arsenal blue with only faint sharp edge wear. Grips are also extremely fine with only a very few lightly chipped diamonds and retain about all of their orig oil finish. Trigger, lock bolt, thumb safety & ejector retain most of their orig straw colors, somewhat thinned on face of trigger. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with some minor scuffing in the grooves. Holster shows moderate handling & use with moderate soil. 4-40596 (2,000-3,000)

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1086

*1918 DATED ERFURT 1914 MILITARY LUGER WITH HOLSTER. SN 9935m. Cal. 9 mm. Standard configuration. 4″ Barrel frame dated 1918 with artillery sight cut out on front receiver of ring. All proofs are correct and numbers match, including walnut grips. Magazine is unnumbered and has composition base plug. Black leather holster contains Waffenampt takedown tool, back is stamped “Auwaerter & Bubeck A. G. Stuttgart” with “Waffenampt 101” and “1936”. CONDITION: Good. Metal retains nearly all of an immersion blue, edges rounded, and markings washed. Trigger, safety, and takedown lever retain most of their straw. Bore is good. Holster is good with ripped area toward lower bbl channel, and is is becoming un-stitched in same area. Markings are lightly struck. 4-40311 MGM133 (1,000-1,200)

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1087

LUGER SNAIL DRUM MAGAZINE WITH COVER AND LOADING TOOL. SN NSN. This late war production blued snail drum with number “687670” on top and bottom, is stamped “B/N”, and has lacquered tin cover. Late production stamped loading tool is unnumbered, and is marked B/N. PROVENANCE: Walker Inman Trust. CONDITION: Very fine. Drum retains 70 – 80% orig blue, silvered on high edges, and showing some spots of cleaning. Spring and latch are fine. Cover has most of its lacquer, but rusted and pitted on right side and top rear. Loading tool is excellent, retaining nearly all of its lacquer, only slightly silvered. 4-41270 MGM132 (3,500-5,000)

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1088

FANTASTIC CASED PAIR OF LARGE TOM BLACK, KEN WARREN ENGRAVED BOWIE KNIFE AND ARKANSAS TOOTHPICK. Wonderful pair of custom knives by Knife Guild maker Tom Black of Albuquerque, NM, and engraved by master engraver Ken Warren. 1) Large Bowie knife with 10-7/8″ clip point blade, 2″ wide with hollow ground edge and modified Spanish notch, 1/4″ thick and marked on left side “Tom Black / Albuq., N.M.” Knife is 16-9/16″ overall with an elliptical shaped, offset, 3/8″ thick handguard and a round, dark wood handle with steel ferrule and buttcap. Handguard, ferrule & buttcap are beautifully engraved in foliate arabesque patterns in heart shapes with flower blossom spacers and very fine gold dbl wire inlay around the ferrule and sides of buttcap. End of buttcap is very nicely engraved in a large flower blossom with stippled background and a sgl gold band around the edge. Handguard is engraved in matching patterns with gold wire borders completely around the top & bottom edges and the outside edges. Outside edges are engraved in feather patterns. 2) Very large Arkansas toothpick with 11-7/8″ dbl edged dagger blade, hollow ground on both edges, 2″ across ricasso and 1/4″ thick. Blade is marked on one ricasso identically to the Bowie knife described above. Overall length is 17-5/8″. The handguard is centered on the blade and it and the handle, ferrule & buttcap are identical to the mounts on the Bowie knife described above. Knives are housed in a fine leather covered oak case with red ultra-suede lining, brass reinforced corners and brass combination spring locks with a leather handle. This is a very special and highly ornamented, function pair of knives. CONDITION: New & unused retaining virtually all of their orig maker’s polish with no apparent flaws. Case has some slight folded edges around the French fitting on the blades, otherwise is crisp & clean both inside & outside. 4-40951 JR279 (2,000-3,000)

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1089

*EXCEPTIONAL KORNBRATH ENGRAVED WINCHESTER CUSTOM HIGH WALL SINGLE SHOT RIFLE. SN 139700. Cal. 22 LR. Fantastic Kornbrath engraved custom rifle by J. Oberlies of Dayton, Ohio, with 28″ about No. 2 weight oct to rnd bbl with custom matted ramp front sight and dovetailed Rocky Mtn. blade, no provision for a rear sight and mounted with an Oberlies marked, custom Soule-style vernier tang sight with 2-1/2″ staff. Built on a flat-side Model 1885 Winchester High Wall action and mounted with very highly figured, custom checkered wood with black insert schnable tip forearm and deep pistol grip stock with deep cheek piece, 13-1/2″ over a stippled custom brass buttplate. Stock is inlaid with a very detailed, flush-mounted silver, maple leaf on the serpentine grip cap, a raised silver acorn on the forearm and a nicely engraved, flush-mounted silver shield on bottom of stock that is engraved “MARVIN / RUTAN / DAYTON / O” with a light border engraving. Receiver is executed in what is probably Mr. Kornbrath’s “piece de resistance”. Over many years of examining engraved firearms, with a special affection for Mr. Kornbrath’s work, this cataloger has examined upwards of 100 or more Rudolph Kornbrath engraved guns, many of which were exquisitely engraved with gold inlays etc., etc., however none of the previously examined Kornbrath work remotely approaches the overallartistry & detail engendered in this work of art. Left side of receiver is engraved with a deep relief Rocky Mtn. Big Horn sheep descending toward the viewer down a steep rocky mountainside. There are fine pine trees in the background and mountainside in the foreground, all of which highlight the center focus of this Big Horn Ram. The panel is outlined in intertwined oak branches with oak leaves & acorns. Right side of receiver is similarly engraved with the vignette of an equally detailed Rocky Mtn. goat, also situated on a rocky escarpment with mountain slopes in the background. This billy is quartering away from the viewer but looking back over his right shoulder. This panel is also surrounded with identical oak branches, leaves & acorns. Remainder of entire receiver is completely covered in Mr. Kornbrath’s trademark, very fine, intertwined, deep foliate arabesque patterns. The Winchester proofs on top of receiver are left open and the tang sight base sits on its own unengraved panel. Screw heads & pins are also engraved. Breech block is hand scraped with the hammer polished bright and fine stippled spur. The lever & bottom tang are engraved to match with wonderfully detailed oak leaf & acorn panels and extremely fine hand cut checkering on the tail of the lever with the tip of the lever and tip of lower tang engraved in a foliate fan. Front bottom screw hole is engraved with a large rosette. Face of trigger is also stippled. Receiver end of the bbl is engraved with a wonderful foliate border pattern and inlaid with a wide silver band. Finally the item that sets this piece of Kornbrath engraving art above all others is the signature, which is located on bottom front of receiver, which states, in relief, “ENGRAVING / BY / KORNBRATH-HFD. CT”. This rifle was the subject of a small article by Herbert G. Houze that appeared on p. 20 of Vol. 52, Issue 27, 1998, Sept. The Shotgun News. Mr. Houze had access to the Kornbrath archives housed in the McCracken Research Library of the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, WY which disclosed that Mr. Kornbrath had envisioned two earlier artistic renditions of this rifle’s engraving before he settled on the final product that we see today. Accompanying this rifle are copies of those earlier Kornbrath drawings. Also accompanying is an orig Kornbrath engraving brochure/advertisement of 1934 wherein he illustrates several pieces of his work including the right side of this rifle, labeled as item “G”. While some of the work is substantially more detailed, in near-Bulino, bank note style, only one or two others are deep relief engraved as on this rifle. Most of Mr. Kornbrath’s most famous work was accomplished on handguns. This exact rifle appears on p. 528, in full color in the book The Colt Engraving Book Volume Two, Wilson, as the lead in to the Kornbrath section of this book. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Overall retains virtually all of its fine custom finish with bright blue on the bbl, strong subtle case colors on receiver and bright hand rubbed finish on wood. Crisp mechanics, brilliant shiny bore. A truly exceptional piece of work suitable for the most advanced collection or museum display of engraver’s art. 4-42052 JR215 (50,000-70,000)

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*EXCEPTIONAL RELIEF ENGRAVED J. P. SAUER CUSTOM LOW WALL STALKING RIFLE. SN 104664. Cal. 25-20 SS. 23-1/4″ Octagon bbl with matted top flat, is engraved “J. P. Sauer & Sohn Berlin” in milled out portion. One standing, one folding U-notch rear sight is dovetailed through rib. Silver bead front sight is longitudinally dovetailed into end of bbl. Rear portion of bbl is engraved with panels of relief acanthus framed by simple scroll. Coin finished Winchester low wall action is stamped with German imperial proofs on side of receiver ring and breech block. Winchester patent date and SN are on bottom tang. Action is engraved with exceptionally well cut and sculpted semi relief renderings of mythological creatures offset by bold open scrolled acanthus, and scrolled strap work, with floral and fruit highlights. Background is stippled, and darkened to enhance depth. Each side of action depicts large eagle with body and tail tapering into scrolled vine with berries. Toward rear sides of action are a smaller beasts heads merging into acanthus. Exceptionally fine grotesque lions mask is on top of action behind hammer. Flowers and scrolls continue along operating lever, which is checkered at tail. Dark, marbled European walnut buttstock with very fine burl and fiddle-figure, measures 14-1/4″ over ribbed horn buttplate with widow’s peak. Chamfered shadow line classic cheekpiece is on left side of stock. Semi pistol grip has very fine, greater than 32 LPI, checkering with double line border. Blued steel grip cap is fully relief engraved with ribbon and acanthus borders around central two-toned inlaid gold oval with monogram, “MCM” crossing vertical letters “EP”. Rifle is stocked to the muzzle and fore stock is held in place by two side nails through engraved steel escutcheons, has horn cap, and is bored and fitted with wooden covered steel cleaning rod with brass drum-shaped head, and tail threaded for cleaning brushes. Forend has lozenge-shaped checkering to match buttstock, and engraved sling bail. Drop at heel: approx 2-3/8″, drop at comb: approx 1-7/8″. Weight: 6 lbs. 8 oz, LOP 14-1/4″. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbl retains virtually all satin rust blue. Action retains virtually all its very fine French gray, silvering on high edges of engraving for a very pleasing effect. Stocks retain most of their French polish finish, with a few minor marks, and worn slightly at grip and rear portion of forend. Bore is excellent. Action is crisp. An exquisite little stalking rifle. 4-41953 MGM120 (10,000-15,000)

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*EXTRAORDINARY WINSTON CHURCHILL STOCKED AND ENGRAVED CUSTOM REMINGTON MODEL 700 LEFT HAND RIFLE. SN 6601176. Cal. 280 Remington. This very fine sporting rifle stocked and finished by the world renown master engraver, Winston Churchill, during his earlier working years, has 22″ light sporter bbl fitted by R. Douglas, whose name is stamped on rear. Top of bbl is engraved “Stocked & Engraved By Winston Churchill”. Bbl is mated to Remington 700 left hand action. Safety lever has been slightly modified for slimmer line. Custom Blackburn bottom metal has hinged straddle floorplate with button release in trigger guard bow. Action, rear of bbl, and scope mounts are engraved with classic open flowing scrolled acanthus. Crispness of cut and nuances of shading are beyond reproach. Most parts have gold band highlights, and/ or outline with scroll terminations. Superior rendition of gold acanthus inlay is on bolt handle. Centers of floral highlights are inlaid with gold, which is an unusual touch. Truly exceptional full relief vignette of gold inlaid mule deer bounding over fallen log in high mountainous setting is central motif of floorplate. Initials “DEP” are inlaid in gold on right side of Leupold one piece scope base. SN is also gold inlaid on right side of receiver. Very fine thin-shell walnut stock has perfect grain structure from forend through grip. Butt shows fine stump figure, and very nice marbling. Stock has clean, classic lines, with little excess wood, and features large left hand sculpted shadow line cheekpiece, long ebony forend tip, engraved steel grip cap, sling eyes, and gold oval on toe line engraved “M.C.R”. Silvers type pad has been fitted. 30 LPI borderless fleur di lis checkering with ribbons through pattern, has fleur di lis accented with finely stippled shadow backgrounds. Execution of this work is beyond meticulous, and bordering on incredible. Leupold Vari-X III 3.5 x 10 scope with duplex reticle is in engraved Leupold rings. Drop at heel: approx 2-3/8″, drop at comb: approx 2-1/4″. Weight with scope: 8 lbs. 15 oz, LOP 14-3/8″. PROVENANCE: Copy of May – June 1976 RIFLE magazine article entitled “Winston Churchill explains how he built a PRESENTATION GRADE RIFLE” with all the particulars and photographs of this rifle, which was also featured on the cover. CONDITION: Excellent. All metal parts retain virtually all of their beautifully polished lustrous blue. Stock finish has dulled in some areas, with numerous minor marks and compressions from handling and use. Bore is excellent. 4-41844 MGM125 (15,000-25,000)

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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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*VERY FINE DUANE WIEBE CUSTOM MODEL 70 DANGEROUS GAME RIFLE WITH SCOPE. SN 296209. Cal. 375 H & H Magnum. Duane Wiebe builds approximately ten finely crafted custom rifles per year. This classically styled rifle has 24″ custom made tapered octagon bbl with integral quarter rib and front sight ramp. Stippled top of quarter rib is engraved “No 1188 Duane Wiebe – Gunbuilder” in unstippled portion. Upper left flat of chamber area is engraved “Cal 375 H & H Mag”. One standing, one folding gold-lined leaf rear sight, marked for 100 and 200 yards, is dovetailed through quarter rib. Knurled front sight hood is retained by push-button detent, and gold bead front is longitudinally dovetailed into ramp. Sling eye is also integral with bbl on bottom flat. Pre 64 Model 70 action has had rear tang pleasingly reshaped, and bolt knob checkered in three panels. Bolt body and follower are engine turned. Bolt release has been reworked and checkered. Custom magnum “drop box” bottom metal has hinged floorplate with button release in forward portion of trigger guard bow. Borders of bottom metal are engraved with exceptionally well cut scroll, as is the steel grip cap. Engravers signature “G. Forte – Eng.” is at rear of floorplate. Action has been fitted with claw mount bases. Exceptional, flesh-toned, darkly marbled and stump figured, Circassian walnut, classically styled, stock measures 14-7/16″ over nicely shaped, thin, Silvers type pad with “widow’s peak”. Ebony forend tip also finishes with “widow’s peak” at bottom. Beautifully sculpted, classically styled, right hand cheekpiece has shadow line. Gold oval with initials “AA” and sling eye attaching with two screws, are on toe line. Classic 22 LPI point pattern checkering has mullered borders. There are two stock reinforcing bolts with florally engraved heads. Leupold Vari X III 1.5 – 5 X Scope with duplex reticle is in claw rings. Drop at heel: Approx 2-1/4″, drop at comb: Approx 1-1/2″. Weight without scope: 9 lbs. 5 oz, LOP 14-7/16″. CONDITION: Essentially as new, with only a few extremely light marks on stock. Bore is excellent. Scope optics are bright. There are a couple of small dings on eye ring. A striking, well thought out, safari rifle. 4-41210 MGM47 (12,000-15,000)

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*JOHN BOLLIGER CUSTOM MODEL 70 WITH SCOPE. SN G379643. Cal. 270 Winchester. 24″ Lightweight tapered round bbl is engraved “John Bolliger Riflemaker” and “Two Seventy Win. Short Magnum” on rear reinforce. There is a gold band at rear of bbl, and two at muzzle. Customized Model 70 claw extractor action is fitted with sweated-on custom Talley bases, bolt altered with long straight handle with pear-shaped knob. Custom short magnum bottom metal with hinged floorplate has knurled release in trigger guard bow. All action parts and stock furniture are embellished with very finely detailed open flowing scroll and acanthus inlaid in silver, within shaped stippled panels. This work is accented by gold inlaid borders, and is quite striking. Floorplate depicts central gold inlaid Bulino shaded face-on portrait of mule deer. Initials “AA” are gold inlaid on trigger guard bow. Bolt has four checkered teardrop panels on circumference of knob, with circular panel at tip. These panels are also accented with gold wire inlay. This fine work was executed by Mike Dubber whose signature appears on top of left sidewall. Flesh-toned Circassian walnut stock has dark streaked marbleizing with burl figured highlights. This classically styled stock features large sweeping right hand shadow line cheekpiece, Wundhamer palm swell, and intricately shaped borderless fleur di lis checkering, with centers of large fleur di lis also checkered, leaving fleur di lis ribbons in pattern. Checkered flourishes extend behind grip onto buttstock. Other stock appointments include skeleton buttplate and grip cap, oval bases for sling eyes, and ebony forend tip with “widow’s peak”. Leupold Vari-X III 3.5 – 10 scope with duplex reticle is in Talley rings with engraving that matches remainder of rifle. Drop at heel: Approx 2-1/4″, drop at comb: Approx 2-1/8″. Weight with scope: 8 lbs. 3 oz, LOP 13-7/8″. PROVENANCE: Certificate of authenticity from Mountain Riflery Inc with specifications of this gun stating that it took 521 man hours to complete. CONDITION: Nearly new, with a few very minor marks in wood finish, and two small silvered dots on left side of bbl above forend tip. Scope is excellent. 4-41213 MGM49 (12,000-15,000)

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*JOHN BOLLIGER CUSTOM MODEL 70 WITH EXCEPTIONAL WOOD AND SCOPE. SN G296624. Cal. 243 Winchester. 22″ Light weight tapered round bbl is marked “John Bolliger Riflemaker” on left rear, and “Two Forty Three” and “Winchester” on right. Gold wire inlay bands are at rear and around muzzle. Short Model 70 Model 70 claw extractor action has straightened bolt handle and knob has four teardrop checkered panels with square panel at tip. Action is fitted with custom scope bases. Custom Blackburn bottom metal has hinged floorplate, and button release in trigger guard bow. Action is coin finished, and has gold wire inlay on all edges. Within this banding is very competently cut, shaded, open flowing scroll engraving with acanthus highlights. This engraving extends to floorplate where stippled background has been darkened to enhance depth. In central oval there is a very finely Bulino shaded head of a prong horn antelope viewed from the right side. Spectacular, beautifully marbled, and flame-figured exhibition English walnut stock is classically shaped and perfectly in-letted. Stock measures 13-3/4″ over checkered steel buttplate. Some of the finely sculpted and crisply shaped features are right hand palm swell, oval raised islands on butt and forend as pads for sling loops, and nicely flowing right hand shadow line cheekpiece. Crisply executed borderless fleur di lis checkering has numerous ribbons flowing through pattern. Center of steel skeleton grip cap is checkered. Nickel-plated Leupold Vari-X III 4.5 – 14 with duplex ranging reticle is in Talley type mounts with gold band and engraving matching remainder of rifle. Drop at heel: approx 2-5/8″, drop at comb: approx 2-1/2″. Weight with scope: 8 lbs. 3 oz, LOP 13-3/4″. PROVENANCE: Certificate of authenticity from Mountain Riflery Inc with specifications of this rifle and stating that it took 294 man hours to complete. CONDITION: Excellent, near new, with a few minor marks in wood. Bore is excellent. 4-41212 MGM72 (10,000-13,000)

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*DUANE WIEBE CUSTOM MODEL 70 MEDIUM GAME RIFLE WITH SCOPE. SN 327357. Cal. 300 Winchester Magnum. 24″ Tapered round bbl with integrally milled quarter rib, front sight ramp, and sling loop is engraved “Duane Wiebe Gunbuilder” on top. One standing, one folding leaf express sight is dovetailed through quarter rib. Bronze bead front sight is dovetailed through ramp base which also has knurled steel skeletonized sight protector. Pre 64 Model 70 action has had bolt handle checkered with three oval panels. Bolt body and extractor have been engine turned, and bolt stop button checkered. Custom magnum bottom metal has hinged floorplate and knurled button release in bow. Action and floorplate are engraved with large scrolled acanthus. Talley scope mounts are installed. Beautifully dark marbled, flesh-toned Circassian walnut, splashed with burl figure, classically styled pistol grip stock measures 13-3/4″ over black “Decelerator” pad. This finely crafted beautifully in-letted custom creation by Mr. Wiebe, who only produces about ten rifles per year, features flowing shadow line right hand cheekpiece, steel grip cap, engraved recoil bolts, ebony forend tip, and meticulously executed fleur di lis pattern borderless checkering with uncheckered ribbons flowing through pattern. Sling eye and gold oval with monogram “AAA” are on toe line. Leupold Vari-X III 1.75 – 6 X scope with duplex reticle is in Talley Q D rings. Drop at heel: Approx 1-13/16″, drop at comb: Approx 1-1/2″. Weight: 8 lbs. 11.5 oz, LOP 13-3/4″. CONDITION: Excellent, showing careful use. Metal retains most all of its orig finish, but with front of bottom metal silvered from carrying. There are several minor marks and knocks in the very fine rubbed oil finish, commensurate with the use this rifle has seen. Bore is excellent, bright and shiny. Scope is excellent with one or two small marks on eye ring. Optics are clear. 4-41216 MGM56 (8,000-12,000)

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*ROGER FERRELL CUSTOM MODEL 70 WITH SCOPE. SN G154031. Cal. 7 mm Weatherby Magnum. Lightweight tapered octagon bbl is marked “R. Ferrell Gunmaker” on top flat, and with caliber on left rear of bbl which also has one broad and one narrow inlaid gold band. Another band is at muzzle. Finely polished and finished Model 70 claw extractor action has four checkered and gold outlined teardrop panels with floral termination to bolt knob. Blackburn bottom metal has hinged floorplate with button release in trigger guard bow. Metal polishing and treatment on this fine rifle is exceptional. Besides the satin rust-blue finish on bbl, receiver, and bottom metal, the custom scope mounts are color hardened. Scope rings and extractor are heat blued, all to very pleasing effect. Metal parts are engraved with about 40% coverage of cleanly cut shaded scroll and acanthus, with scrolled gold highlight on trigger guard bow. Central medallion of bottom metal portrays relief gold inlaid white tail buck bounding through gold wire oval. Engravers signature “Glimm Engr.” is on front of floorplate. Striking, darkly marbled thin shell walnut stock, with broad quilted figure, measures 13-7/8″ over Silvers type pad, and features shadow line right hand cheekpiece, cocobolo forend tip, and 24 LPI classic point pattern checkering with mullered borders. Stock is crisply sculpted with beautiful hand rubbed oil finish. Case hardened steel furniture includes engraved recoil bolts, skeleton grip cap, and sling loops in-letted into raised oval islands in the stock. Gold oval on toe line is engraved with initials “AA”. Leupold Vari-X III 3.5 – 10 X scope has duplex reticle. Drop at heel: Approx 2-1/2″, drop at comb: Approx 2-1/4″. Weight with scope: 8 lbs. 10.6 oz, LOP 13-7/8″. CONDITION: Virtually as new, with only one or two very minor marks in wood. 4-41211 MGM48 (12,000-15,000)

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*DUANE WIEBE CUSTOM RIFLE WITH GRISEL MAUSER ACTION AND SCOPE. SN 0005. Cal. 300 Winchester Magnum. 24″ Light sporter bbl is engraved “300 Win. Mag” on left rear, and is mated to small ring solid wall custom Mauser action stamped “Grisel” on sidewall, and with SN on left receiver ring, and features Model 70 style bolt handle with 3 checkered panels, Model 70 type safety in bolt shroud, and bottom metal with hinged floorplate and release in trigger guard bow. Beautifully dark marbled, flesh-toned European walnut, classically inspired stock has many sculptural touches. Magazine feed opening is deeply relieved, and areas around bolt handle and bolt release are nicely relieved showing extreme care in shaping, and high quality work. In-letting is flawless. Stock features 2 screw sling eyes mounted into islands, steel grip cap, ebony forend tip, shadow line cheekpiece, and gold oval on toe line with initials “AAA”. Stock measures 14″ over black “Old English” pad and features exceptional fleur di lis borderless checkering, at approx 20 LPI with lovely flowing narrow ribbons through pattern. 3-1/2 – 10 X Leupold Vari-X III Scope with duplex reticle with ranging beads, is in Talley mounts. Drop at heel: approx 2-7/8″, drop at comb: approx 2-3/8″. Weight: 8 lbs. 9 oz, LOP 14″. CONDITION: Excellent, near new. Metal retains virtually all its orig finish. Action and scope screws show use. There are a few minor mars around eye-piece in scope, and a few minor compressions and marks on stock. Bore is excellent. Scope optics are excellent. A lovely rifle by two well regarded long-time custom makers. Duane Wiebe produces fewer than ten guns per year, and it has been estimated that fewer than 50 Grisel actions were made. 4-41215 MGM27 (9,000-12,000)

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*ROGER FERRELL CUSTOM MODEL 70 WITH SCOPE. SN 513471. Cal. 35 Whelen. 22″ Round medium weight sporter bbl is fitted with sleeved-on sling loop and matted front ramp with longitudinally dovetailed gold bead. Knurled sight protector is held in place by spring detent. “ERA” express rear sight has one standing, two folding gold inlaid leaves for 100, 200, and 300 yards. Left rear of bbl is engraved “35 WHELEN”. There are two inlaid gold bands at breech, and one at muzzle. Typical Model 70 claw extractor action has been nicely polished, bolt body engine turned, knob engraved with floral tip and 4 checkered teardrop panels. Bolt stop release has been checkered. Blackburn bottom metal has floorplate release in bow. Action screws are engraved. Classically styled, flawlessly in-letted and shaped, darkly streaked English walnut stock measures 14-7/8″ over Silvers type pad, and features shadow line right hand cheekpiece, engraved steel grip cap, ebony forend tip, engraved action reinforcing bolts, and finely executed 22 LPI point pattern checkering with mullered borders, which wraps around forend. Sling eye and gold oval engraved “AA” are on toe line. 1-1/2 – 5 X Leupold Vari – X 3 Scope with duplex reticle is in SK mounts. Weight with scope: 9 lbs. 3 oz, LOP 14-7/16″. CONDITION: Excellent, close to new, retaining virtually all metal finish, and only a few, very minor, marks in stock. Bore is excellent. Scope is excellent, optics clear. 4-41214 MGM24 (7,000-10,000)

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*DAKOTA ARMS MODEL 10 WITH EXTRA FANCY WOOD AND SCOPE. SN SS0658. Cal. 22-250 Rem. 24″ Lightweight sporter bbl with sleeved-on swivel loop band, is stamped “22-250 Rem” on left rear. Beautifully color case hardened single shot dropping block action with tang safety, is stamped “Dakota Arms 10 Sturgis, SD” on bottom. Truly spectacular flesh-toned burl Circassian walnut pistol grip buttstock measures 13-3/8″ over case hardened skeleton buttplate with checkered wood center. Stock also features a matching skeleton grip cap, and flawlessly executed 24 LPI borderless point pattern checkering. Matching forend attaches to bbl with screw. 4.5 – 14 X 40 mm Leupold Vari- X III Scope with duplex reticle is in color case hardened Talley detachable rings on custom Talley bases. Drop at heel: approx 2-1/4″, drop at comb: approx 1-7/8″. Weight: 7 lbs. .08 oz, LOP 13-3/8″. CONDITION: Excellent, near new. Metal retains essentially all its orig finish with a few wipe marks on right side of breech block. Stocks have a few minor marks. Bore is excellent. Scope is excellent, optics clear. 4-41208 MGM32 (7,000-10,000)

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*CUSTOM DAKOTA ARMS MODEL 10 WITH SPECTACULAR WOOD AND SCOPE. SN AAA240. Cal. 240 Weatherby Mag. 26″ Round lightweight bbl is fitted with banded sling eye and custom Talley scope bases. Left rear of bbl is stamped “240 WTHBY”. Beautifully color hardened Dakota action is fitted with non-automatic tang safety. Bottom is stamped “Dakota Arms” “10” and “Sturgis, SD”. Spectacular intricately marbled and blazingly figured Circassian walnut buttstock measures 14-1/8″ over blued-steel buttplate with “widow’s peak”. Nicely cut borderless fleur di lis checkering has a number of ribbons running through pattern. Sling eye is on toe line. Color hardened steel grip cap has “DA” logo in central gold medallion. Perfectly matching forend attaches to bbl with a screw. Leupold Vari-X III 4.5 – 14 scope with duplex reticle is in color hardened Talley rings. Drop at heel: approx 1-7/8″, drop at comb: approx 1-7/8″. Weight with scope: 7 lbs. 5 oz, LOP 14-1/8″. CONDITION: Excellent, virtually new, with only a few wipe marks showing in blue on sides of breech block, and a few minor marks in stock. Scope is excellent. Optics are clear. 4-41206 MGM63 (7,000-10,000)

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*DAKOTA ARMS MODEL 10 SINGLE SHOT DROPPING BLOCK STALKING RIFLE WITH SPECIAL ORDER WOOD AND SCOPE. SN AAA270. Cal. 270 Win. 23″ Lightweight barrel with quarter rib, sleeved-on sling loop, and banded front ramp with caterpillar front sight, and knurled hood with spring detent lock. Quarter rib is cut for through dovetailed express sight, and Talley QD rings. Rear of bbl is marked with caliber. Beautifully color case hardened action has tang safety, and is stamped “Dakota Arms 10 Sturgis, SD” on bottom. Rifle is stocked with spectacular stump burl Circassian walnut with outstanding marbling and figure. Stock features blued steel buttplate and case hardened grip cap with central DA brass medallion. Exceptional, borderless fleur di lis checkering has numerous ribbons through pattern. Leupold Vari X II 3 – 9 X Ultralight scope with duplex reticle, is in color case hardened Talley rings. Drop at heel: approx 1-3/4″, drop at comb: approx 1-5/8″. Weight without scope: 6 lbs. 9 oz, LOP 14-1/4″. CONDITION: Excellent, near new. Metal showing only a few wipe marks on breech block. Stocks have only a few handling marks. Bore is excellent. Action is crisp. Scope is excellent with bright optics. 4-41207 MGM33 (7,000-10,000)

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*GRIFFIN AND HOWE SPRINGFIELD SPORTER WITH SCOPE. SN 1371. Cal. 30-06. This classic American sporting rifle has 24″ round bbl, which is engraved “No. 1371 Griffin & Howe, Inc. New York” on top. “30-06 Gov.” is engraved on left side at rear. Bbl is fitted with typical G & H banded front swivel loop, and banded-on matted front ramp, fitted with Marble bronze bead and knurled steel slip-on sight cover. Springfield action has had tang reshaped, bolt bent and swept back with knob checkered, receiver ring stippled, and front edge of floorplate checkered. Trigger guard bow has been nicely shaped, and trigger checkered. Bolt body, follower, and right action channel have been engine-turned. Lyman 48 receiver sight has been installed on right side of bridge, and Griffin & Howe double lever side mount is on left wall. Buehler low scope safety is installed in bolt shroud. Dense, lightly figured European walnut stock measures 13-5/8″ over Model 70 type checkered steel buttplate, and features classic Whelen style double shadow line right hand cheekpiece, steel grip cap, 20 LPI wrap-around point pattern checkering with mullered borders, horn forend tip with sling eye and silver oval engraved with initials “W. P. I.” Drop at heel: Approx 2-5/8″, drop at comb: Approx 1-7/8″. Weight without scope: 8 lbs. 2 oz, LOP 13-5/8″. 2 – 7 x VARI-X IIc Leupold scope has duplex reticle, and is housed in G & H marked slide, with extra low rings. Scope cannot be attached with receiver sight staff installed. Scope mounts in extremely low position. PROVENANCE: Walker Inman Trust. CONDITION: Excellent, as refurbished, probably by Griffin & Howe. All metal parts retain virtually all of a satin rust-blue. There is pinprick discoloration on engine turned surfaces of bolt and extractor. Stocks retain virtually all of a well done hand-rubbed lustrous oil finish with a few minor mars. Checkering has been re-cut. Bore has strong rifling, but is pitted throughout. Scope is excellent, with clear optics. 4-41262 MGM16 (4,000-7,000)

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*CHAMPLIN FIREARMS CUSTOM LEFT HAND DANGEROUS GAME RIFLE WITH ZEISS SCOPE. SN 424. Cal. .375 H & H. 23″ Tapered octagon bbl with integrally milled quarter rib, front sight base, and sling loop, is engraved “Ed Alexander” on top flat. “Champlin Firearms Inc Enid, Oklahoma” ison upper right flat and “caliber” on upper left. Single standing express sight is dovetailed through quarter rib, with silver bead Lyman front. Unique Champlin left hand action with six locking lugs, is octagonal in cross-section. Right flat is engraved “Champlin Firearms Inc”, upper right with “U. S. Patent 3,494,216”. Upper left flat is engraved “Rifle No. 424”. Top flats have claw mount bases installed. Action features tang safety, swept back bolt handle with two circular checkered panels on knob, hinged floorplate with release in guard bow, and bolt release is in front of trigger. (Bolt stop also acts as a guide.) Dense, stump figured, American walnut pistol grip stock has large scrolled left hand shadow line cheekpiece, 18 LPI fleur di lis checkering, checkered steel grip cap, sling eye on toe line, and measures 13-7/16″ over black Pachmayr solid side pad. Zeiss DIAVARI – C 1.5 – 4.5 scope with duplex reticle is in claw rings, and has Burris caps. Drop at heel: approx 1-7/8″, drop at comb: approx 1-1/2″. Weight without scope: 8 lbs. 8 oz, LOP 13-7/16″. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl and action retain 90% orig blue, silvered on high points. Stock retains most of its orig finish, wearing through mostly around forend, with numerous marks and rubs from normal carrying and use. Checkering is slightly worn. Bore is excellent. Scope is excellent with clear optics. A good rifle for the lefty headed for Africa. 4-41107 MGM70 (4,000-6,000)

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*HARRY LAWSON CUSTOM FN MAUSER BIG BORE BOLT ACTION RIFLE. SN C58700. Cal. 416 Taylor. Spectacular custom hunting rifle with 24″ medium weight hunting bbl, ramp front sight with gold blade and fully adjustable bbl sight. Muzzle has 4-hole Mag-na-porting. Left side of chamber area has caliber marking. Receiver is drilled & tapped for scope bases and the bolt body & extractor are finely jeweled. Custom trigger has a crossbolt safety. Mounted in spectacular burled, honey & chocolate circassian walnut 1-pc stock with rosewood forend tip and long sweeping grip cap with long sweeping rollover cheekpiece and a trap style white line waffle pad. The forestock and wrist are beautifully checkered & carved in oak leaf patterns with a dbl arrowhead 2-color wood inlay in bottom of forestock. This spectacular stock work has all the earmarks of having been done by Nils Hulkren. If not by Mr. Hulkren himself, it was certainly done by someone who studied under him. Accompanied by 2 bx of Superior brand .416 T ammo. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Appears to remain unfired since finishing retaining virtually all of its custom brilliant blue on metal and high gloss finish on wood. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-38104 (2,500-3,500)

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*WHITWORTH MAUSER ACTION CUSTOM 404 JEFFERY RIFLE. SN A284051. Cal. 404 Jeffery. 23″ Tapered round bbl has one standing, three folding leaf express sight marked for 100, 200, and 300 yards, dovetailed through island base. Sleeved-on matted front ramp is fitted with gold bead front sight with pop-up porcelain night bead. Knurled steel sight cover is fitted. Sling loop is soldered to bottom of bbl. Whitworth marked Interarms “CZ” action with Virginia and Manchester England addresses, has engine turned bolt body and extractor. Standard bottom metal with hinged floorplate and button release in bow, has had floorplate engraved with well cut shaded scroll, and with silver wire inlay framing savanna scene with large silver inlaid charging rhino. Classically styled custom stock appears to be figured mesquite, and measures 13-3/8″ over black “Old English” rifle pad. Rifle features large right hand cheekpiece, nicely cut 28 LPI borderless point pattern checkering, hard rubber forend tip, and engraved steel grip cap with monogram “WC” relief inlaid in gold. Drop at heel: Approx 2-1/4″, drop at comb: approx 1-3/4″. Weight: 8 lbs. 4 oz, LOP 13-3/8″. CONDITION: Excellent, as built with only a few minor marks in wood, and compression in left side forend checkering. Bore is excellent. 404 Jeffery is one of the most highly regarded big game cartridges of all time. 4-41131 MGM55 (1,000-1,500)

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*CUSTOM ARISAKA SPORTING RIFLE WITH ZEISS SCOPE. SN 506. (Appearing on left bottom of receiver ring, and visible only when stock is removed) Cal. 284 Winchester. 24″ Medium weight bbl is fitted with one standing, one folding rear sight, dovetailed through island base, Williams ramp front with Lyman bead, and sling loop. Arisaka action has been customized with the addition of Model 70 style knurled bolt handle, EAW Quick-loc scope bases, custom trigger, and floorplate altered to QD with release button in trigger guard bow. Floorplate has been engraved with well cut shaded open scroll and inlaid silver bands framing central silver inlaid view of the summit of Mt. Fuji. Very nicely streaked, and slightly figured European walnut stock measures 13-1/2″ over red “Old English” rifle pad. Rifle features slightly hog-backed comb, right hand Whelen inspired cheekpiece, long ebony forend tip, and 24 LPI point pattern checkering with line border. Engraved steel pistol grip cap has central raised relief monogram “WC”. Zeiss DIAVARI – ZA 1.5 – 6 X scope with fine crosshair and three post reticle, is in EAW Quick-loc rings. Drop at heel: approx 1-7/8″, drop at comb: approx 1-7/8″. Weight without scope: 7 lbs. 3.5 oz, LOP 13-1/2″. Weight with scope: 8 lbs. 12 oz. CONDITION: Excellent, as built, retaining virtually all of its glossy blue. Stock has a few minor marks. Bore is excellent. Scope is excellent with optics clear. 4-41130 MGM73 (1,200-2,000)

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*SPORTERIZED ARISAKA WITH ZEISS SCOPE. SN 78305. Cal. 9.3 x 62. 26″ Tapered round bbl with one standing, one folding express rear sight dovetailed through island base, and plain front ramp with gold bead, is stamped with caliber at right rear. Arisaka action has Model 70 type bolt handle added. Bolt body has been engine turned. Redfield one piece base is attached to top of action. Original bottom metal has gold inlaid Japanese “meatball” on floorplate. Lightly figured American walnut pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/8″ over open-sided double “White Line” pad, and features shadow line right hand cheekpiece, long horn forend tip, and skip-line checkering. Blued steel grip cap has monogram “WAC” inlaid in gold. Zeiss Diavari – C 1.5 – 4.5 scope with duplex reticle is in Redfield rings. Weight with scope: 8 lbs. 5 oz, LOP 14-1/8″. CONDITION: Excellent, as sporterized. Bbl retains nearly all of its purple hued blue, slightly spotted. Action retains most of its blue, floorplate silvering. Stock retains nearly all of its oil finish with numerous marks and rubs. Bore is excellent, but dirty. Scope is excellent, with a few mars in lacquer on front right of tube. Optics are clear. 4-41132 MGM51 (1,200-2,000)

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*OBLITSCHNIG ENGRAVED LUDWIG BOROVNIK MODEL 98 SPORTING RIFLE WITH ZEISS SCOPE. SN 691.71. Cal. 22-250 Remington. 26″ Light sporter round bbl is engraved “Ludwig Borovnik – Ferlach” and stamped “Bohler Antinit NG” on top. Gold line single standing rear sight leaf is dovetailed through engraved block. Matted ramp front sight has gold bead. Rear of bbl is stamped with 1971 Ferlach proofs. Large ring Model 98 Mauser action has been fitted with custom non-automatic tang safety (“S” inlaid in gold), and butter-knife bolt handle. Standard bottom metal has been fitted with gold-plated double set triggers with shotgun type trigger guard. Aluminum block has been fitted to magazine to better feed this short cartridge. Banded-on front claw base is on bbl, and soldered-on claw rear on bridge. Action, bolt, and front scope base are engraved with semi relief shaded acanthus scroll, outlined by gold wire inlay. High points of acanthus have been polished bright to accentuate depth. Bottom metal and trigger guard have matching gold wire and acanthus outlining relief portraits of coyote on floorplate, and prairie dog on trigger guard bow. Grip cap has matching engraving and gold with central monogram, “W A C”. Engravers signature, “Oblitschnig Ferlach” is in circle around mounting screw in trigger guard tang. Striking, dark, heavily marbled European walnut pistol grip stock with Monte Carlo comb measures 14-3/8″ over open-sided Pachmayr “White Line” pad, which is fitted to original curve of butt. Stock also features right hand shadow line cheekpiece, long horn forend tip, and skip-line point pattern checkering. Forend checkering is three panel. Leather-faced canvas sling is in swivels attached to butt and on bottom of bbl. Carl Zeiss Diatal – D 6 X 42 rail scope with three post reticle is in engraved claw mounts. Drop at heel: Approx 3″, drop at comb: Approx 1-3/4″. Weight with scope: 9 lbs. without scope 8 lbs. LOP 14-3/8″. CONDITION: Excellent. Metal retaining nearly all of its blue, with silvering and a few marks, mostly near muzzle. Floorplate, trigger guard, and grip cap are coin finished, and have browned slightly. Stock retains nearly all its orig finish with numerous marks and compressions from normal use. Recoil pad is not properly fitted. Bore is excellent. Forend is slightly warped away from bbl about 3/16″ at tip. Scope is excellent with clear optics, and a few minor marks in lacquer. Safety and set triggers work. Sling is very fine. 4-41128 MGM45 (4,000-6,000)

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*BENEDIKT WINKLER OBILTSCHNIG ENGRAVED AND GOLD INLAID MAUSER SPORTING RIFLE WITH SCOPE. SN 1940.55. Cal. 270 Winchester. 25″ One third octagon, 2/3 round bbl with integral matted rib, is engraved “Benedikt Winkler Ferlach Austria” on unmatted portion. Upper left flat is stamped “Bohler- Antinit – NG” and “270.” Left rear flat is stamped with 1961 Ferlach proofs. Single standing U-notch rear sight with inlaid gold line is dovetailed through rear portion of rib, and square silver bead front is dovetailed into end of raised front portion. There are two gold bands inlaid at rear of bbl. Model 98 small ring G 33/40 light weight action has non-automatic tang safety (SAFE inlaid in gold) and special single stage trigger mechanism added. Claw bases have been installed, front base dovetailed through saddle soldered to front ring. Bolt handle is butter-knife type, and is serrated on bottom and checkered on tip. Standard bottom metal has been fitted with shotgun type trigger guard. Action, bottom metal, and bolt handle are embellished with inlaid gold wire with scroll terminations, along all edges, framing extremely well cut semi relief shaded open scrolled acanthus. Floorplate and trigger guard bow have very well portrayed game animals inlaid in gold; big horn sheep in mountains on floorplate; prong horn looking back over its shoulder on trigger guard bow. This fine work is by Albin Obiltschnig, noted Ferlach engraver, whose signature is on trigger guard tang. Flesh-toned, nicely streaked, and boldly flame figured European walnut pistol grip stock measures 13-1/8″ over red open-sided Pachmayr white line pad. Stock features slightly hog-backed comb, Tyrolean right hand cheekpiece. ebony forend tip, and nicely executed fish-scale carving in place of checkering. Horn grip cap with white line spacer has relief gold inlaid monogram “WC”. Dark brown, braided leather sling is attached to loops. Hensoldt DIAVARI – D 1.5 – 6 X rail scope with duplex crosshair and three heavy post reticle, is in engraved claw mounts. Drop at heel: approx 2-1/2″, drop at comb: approx 1-1/2″. Weight without scope: 7 lbs. 6.7 oz, LOP 13-1/8″. CONDITION: Fine. Metal retains nearly all of its blue, silvered slightly on sharp edges, and on floorplate. Stock retains most of its orig finish with numerous marks and minor dents from handling and use, with some areas of finish wearing through around action. There is a 2″ crack running from left rear corner of trigger guard up toward rear of bolt stop, which does not go all the way through, and does not flex when stressed. Sling is very fine, as is scope, which shows a number of marks, and silvering on tube. Optics are excellent. Bore is excellent. A very fine Austrian rifle. 4-41127 MGM75 (4,000-6,000)

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*JOSEF WINKLER OBILTSCHNIG ENGRAVED MAUSER SPORTING RIFLE WITH ZEISS SCOPE. SN 1939.55. Cal. 9.3 x 64 Brenneke. This nicely appointed Austrian rifle in a caliber generally regarded as the equal of the 375 H & H, has 24″ one third octagon, 2/3 round, bbl with integral matted rib. “Josef Winkler – Ferlach – Austria” is gold inlaid on unmatted portion of rib. Right side of bbl is stamped “Bohler Spezial – Stahl” with 1955 Ferlach proofs at rear. Left bbl is stamped with “42 1209” and “9.3/64”. Single standing U-notch rear sight is dovetailed through raised rear portion of rib, and square bead front longitudinally dovetailed into raised front base. Model 98 Mauser large ring action has been modified with addition of non-automatic tang safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), Timney trigger, claw bases installed, front base dovetailed through saddle soldered to receiver ring, and nicely shaped butter-knife bolt handle. Bolt body and extractor are engine-turned. Standard bottom metal has added shotgun type steel trigger guard. Double set triggers have been removed. All metal parts are engraved with nearly full coverage very finely executed shaded open flowing scrolled acanthus. This finely rendered work extends to floorplate and trigger guard where it frames vignettes of dangerous game, inlaid in silver high relief. An alert cape buffalo bull in reeded background is on floorplate; rearing Kodiak bear in woodlands on trigger guard bow. This fine work was done by highly regarded Ferlach engraver Albin Obiltschnig, whose signature is in shield on trigger guard tang. Classic Austrian lightly streaked European walnut stock measures 13-3/4″ over red “Old English” pad, and features slightly hog-backed comb, fluted “Tyrolean” right hand cheekpiece. long ebony forend tip, and 28 LPI checkering with single line and mullered borders. Horn grip cap with white line spacer has monogram “WC” in raised relief silver on central oval. Classic European brown leather sling has stitched in rubber friction piece. Zeiss DIAVARI – C 1.5 – 4.5 scope with duplex reticle is in customized Leupold rings. Drop at heel: approx 3″, drop at comb: approx 1-7/8″. Weight without scope: 7 lbs. 11.5 oz, LOP 13-3/4″. CONDITION: Fine. Metal retains 80 – 90% of what may be orig blue, silvered at sharp edges, and browning on floorplate and trigger guard. Stock retains most of its orig finish, wearing through at carry points, with numerous small marks. Checkering is slightly worn and dirty. There is a longitudinal crack on right side of forend tip. Sling is fine. Scope is excellent, brilliant optics. Bore is excellent. 4-41126 MGM74 (3,000-4,000)

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*SPECTACULAR KARL HAUPTMANN ENGRAVED CUSTOM RIFLE WITH SCOPE. SN 1022.62. Cal. 243. Outstanding custom rifle with 24″ tapered oct bbl, with full matted top, marked on top flat “KARL HAUPTMANN FERLACH AUSTRIA”. The rear seat in top flat has been plugged, probably at the factory before the matting was applied. Receiver, bolt, trigger guard & floorplate are in French gray and beautifully engraved in Germanic foliate & floral patterns having full coverage with fine punch dot background. Top flat of bbl and rear receiver bridge are fitted with claw mount bases containing a Hensoldt Divari-D 1.5-6X scope with duplex crosshairs and leather scope covers. Receiver ring is fitted with an applied, raised Silver oval vignette of a deep relief running chamois in a forest scene. Floorplate is fitted with an applied raised silver oval with a deep relief engraved bear in a forest scene and the trigger guard, which has a fine hook finger rest, is fitted with a raised silver oval engraved in deep relief of a whitetail buck. It has a top tang mounted thumb safety with dbl set triggers and spoon handle bolt. Extractor & follower are lightly jeweled. This beautiful rifle is mounted in a straight grain European walnut stock with schnable forend tip and pistol grip with Monte Carlo comb and flat European cheekpiece, 14-1/4″ over a brown Pachmayr waffle pad. Bottom of stock has narrow European sling loop with corresponding sling loop on bottom flat. Grip cap appears to be hard rubber with center vignette a silver oval with the raised initials “HS”. Forestock & grip have skip line checkering surrounded by carved oak leaves & acorns. Right side of buttstock is silver wire inlaid in the outline of a Big Horn sheep in a mountain scene. Bottom of bbl is stamped with the importer mark “BDL LTD. EDGEFIELD, SC”. Weight: 10 lbs. 4.8 oz. with scope. CONDITION: Very fine. Metal retains most of its fine custom finish with only slight edge wear on the bbl. Stock retains most of its orig varnish with several light handling & use marks, nicks & scratches in the finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. Optics are crisp. 4-40057 (3,500-4,500)

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*UNUSUAL SQUARE BRIDGE KURTZ ACTION MAUSER TYPE B SPORTER WITH SCOPE. SN 86707. (ca. 1923) Cal. .358 Winchester (Rebored and chambered from 8 x 51 K Mauser). This lightweight fast handling sporter is fitted with scarce tapered full octagon ribbed bbl. Rib is matted full length, and roll stamped with “WAFFENFABRIK MAUSER A.-G. OBERNDORF am NECKAR.” One standing two folding leaf rear sight marked for 100, 200, and 300 yards is dovetailed through rib. Bead front sight is dovetailed through raised portion of rib which forms a ramp base. Knurled steel sight protector is present. One inch sling loop is screwed through integrally milled sling eye on bottom of bbl. Small ring square bridge special short action is fitted with original factory scope mounts with checkered front claw base dovetailed through stippled receiver ring. Unique Mauser rear release is milled into checkered square bridge, and rear portion of bolt stop thumbpiece is cut away to clear detent. Left side of receiver is stamped with SN and “8.0 K.P WAFFENFABRIK MAUSER – OBERNDORF a/n”. Receiver is also stamped with B and U crowned proofs. “358W” has been added in electric pencil below SN, and on left rear of bbl. Special short bolt has unaltered typical commercial Mauser pear-shaped knob with SN and proofs at root. Bolt has long cocking piece and has been fitted with Buehler low scope safety. Bottom metal has hinged floorplate with fire-blued lever release and original double set triggers. Rather plain, dense European walnut pistol grip stock measures 14-5/8″ over Silvers type pad, and features right hand cheekpiece, steel grip cap, sling swivel, Schnabel tip, and 20 LPI checkering with line border. Oigee GNOM 4 X scope with heavy crosshair and post reticle is fitted to soldered on claw and post bases. Rear base is adjustable for windage. Drop at heel: Approx 2-7/8″, drop at comb: 1-7/8″. Weight: 6 lbs. 7 oz without scope, LOP 14-5/8″. CONDITION: Excellent, as refurbished. Metal parts retain virtually all of a high quality blue, preserving sharp edges and lettering. Stock retains nearly all of a professional rubbed oil finish, which looks original. Bore is excellent, sharp, bright, and shiny, and obviously done by a high quality re-borer, possibly Van Patten. Consignor states “Rifle feeds flawlessly, and shoots exceedingly well.” Set triggers work. Scope optics are very slightly cloudy, but quite usable. A superb hunting rifle in a very fine caliber for any North American game. 4-41828 MGM11 (4,500-6,500)

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*EARLY RIGBY MAUSER SPORTING RIFLE. SN 2857. (ca. 1901) Cal. 7 X 57. 22-1/2″ Tapered rnd bbl is engraved “John Rigby & Co. 72. St. James’s St. London.” on top. Left rear of bbl is stamped with London nitro proofs and Mauser SN 2857. Bbl is fitted with ivory bead front sight, longitudinally dovetailed in large tapered sweated-on base. Sling loop is soldered to bottom bbl. Very early intermediate length small ring commercial Mauser action is stamped “Waffenfabrik Mauser Oberndorf a/n 1900″ on receiver ring, which has been drilled and tapped, and is covered by Redfield one piece base with 1″ rings. Mauser SN and BU proofs are on left side. Rigby SN 1847 is stamped on left side of action below wood level. Mauser number also appears on bottom of receiver and rear of trigger guard assembly. Bright polished bolt has commercial pear-shaped knob handle, turned down for scope use. Remnants of a crowned U proof are on the root, and a crowned V is on top of knob. Bolt shroud and cocking piece are stamped with last two digits of SN. Shroud has been fitted with Buehler safety, and cocking piece cut for Rigby patent peep-sight, which is no longer present, but which was the only rear sight orig mounted to the gun as bbl name is engraved in area normally occupied by express sight base. Trigger is single pull. Standard bottom metal has Rigby SN on bow. Correctly shaped and detailed replacement Rigby style streaked European walnut stock measures 14-1/16″ over checkered trap butt. Stock features 22 LPI point pattern checkering with mullered borders, composition grip cap, and sling eye on toe line. Small hard rubber diamond is inlaid in fore piece in front of front guard screw. Weight: 7 lbs. 4.5 oz, LOP 14-1/16”. CONDITION: Fine, as refurbished. Metal parts retain nearly all of an immersion blue. Marks and engravings slightly washed, and as mentioned before, rifle has been altered for use of scope. There are areas below stock line showing some fairly deep pitting toward receiver ring. Clip guide ears have been removed from bridge. Replacement stock retains nearly all of its oil finish, with only a few minor marks. Bore is excellent, bright and shiny, rifling sharp, with only a hint of erosion at throat. Screws show evidence of some use. 4-40532 MGM43 (3,000-5,000)

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*HEYM MODEL SR 20 LUXE BOLT ACTION RIFLE WITH ORIGINAL SCOPE AND BOX. SN 22705. Cal. 30-06. 20-1/2″ Tapered round light weight bbl has one folding leaf rear sight with adjustable U-notch dovetailed through rectangular island base. Matted front ramp is fitted with silver bead. Top of bbl is stamped “Krupp Special (3-ring logo)” “Laufstahl”. Rear boss on bbl is fitted with dovetailed through claw base. Left side of bbl is stamped with model, caliber and German proofs. Special made Heym/ Mauser action is push feed, with no guide rib on bolt. Toggle safety is mounted behind bolt handle, which is of flattened pear-shape, checkered, and swept back. Bottom metal has hinged floorplate with unique Heym straddle latch. Double set triggers are fitted. Action is coin finished, and has nearly full coverage of open shaded scroll, oak leaves and acorns. “Friedrich Wilh. Heym” is stamped on sidewall, and “Made in Germany” is on right receiver ring. Blued trigger guard continues engraving theme. Coin finished floorplate is also engraved with oak leaves, outlining well done quartering head of roebuck. Nicely fiddle-figured and streaked European walnut stock extends to muzzle with steel Schnabel tip. Butt is fitted with brown open-sided pad, and stock features Monte Carlo comb with right hand cheekpiece, right hand palm swell, and colt’s foot grip with rosewood cap inlaid with white celluloid. In place of checkering there is nicely relief carved scrolled oak leaves and acorns with stippled background which extends all the way to muzzle on fore piece. Same theme is repeated as a band around butt. Sling loops are installed fore and aft. Drop and heel: 2-3/4″. Drop at comb: 1-7/8″ Weight without scope: 7 lbs 4 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. Hertel & Reuss Seclusiv (?) 3 – 10 X rail scope with three post and crosshair duplex reticle, has claw mounts. Rear mount has windage adjustment. Original green two piece box contains certificate and test target for this particular rifle, and a spare firing pin tip. PROVENANCE: Private Coll. of a Gentleman. CONDITION: Excellent, essentially as new. Close inspection finds two minor marks on front sight ramp, and a mark on adjustment cap of scope. O-ring of rear cap is not intact. Box is fine with numerous tape wraps. 4-41944 MGM130 (5,000-7,000)

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*HEYM MODEL HR 30 LUXE WITH SCOPE AND ORIGINAL BOX. SN 131-53529. Cal. 270. These scarce rifles were only built for a couple of years, around 1980, and feature Ruger no. 1 actions barreled and finished by Heym. 23-1/2″ Tapered octagon light weight bbl with matted quarter rib is fitted with single standing U-notch rear sight and EAW Quick-loc scope bases. Front base has square sourdough front bead. Sling loop is mounted on bottom flat. Upper left flat is stamped “FR. WILH. HEYM” with SN, caliber, and German proofs. Ruger no. 1 action is so marked on receiver ring. SN is on bottom left side of receiver, and Ruger name and address is on bottom right, where normally stamped on actions that are sold to the trade. Action has been fitted with Canjar set trigger. Safety button has been re-shaped at front. Rear and sides of breech block are engine turned. Sides of action are engraved with open flowing shaded acanthus. Exceptionally fine fiddle figured and lightly streaked European walnut buttstock measures 13-7/8″ over brown open-sided recoil pad, and features fluted Tyrolean right hand cheekpiece, composition grip cap, hog-backed comb, and 18 LPI checkering with line border. Matching, but with figure more quilted, full length forend has steel Schnabel tip. Drop at heel: approx 2-13/16″, drop at comb: approx 1-9/16″. Weight without scope: 6 lbs. 13.4 oz, LOP 13-7/8″. B. Nickel 1.5 – 6 X rail scope has three post and crosshair duplex reticle, in EAW Quick-loc mounts. Rear mount has windage adjustment. Green cardboard Heym box is numbered to this gun and scope, with original certificate and test target. PROVENANCE: Private Coll. of a Gentleman. CONDITION: Excellent, almost as new, with wipe marks on breech block, and bottom of action from contact with opening lever which also has wipe marks. Box is fine with multiple layers of tape around outside. 4-41945 MGM128 (5,000-8,000)

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*HEYM MODEL HR 38 N DELUXE SINGLE SHOT STALKING RIFLE WITH SCOPE AND BOX. SN 131-53536. Cal. 30-06. These scarce rifles were only built for a couple of years, around 1980, and feature Ruger no. 1 actions barreled and finished by Heym. 23-1/2″ Tapered octagon light weight bbl with matted quarter rib is fitted with single standing U-notch rear sight and claw mount scope bases. Front base has square sourdough front bead. Sling loop is mounted on bottom flat. Upper left flat is stamped “FR. WILH. HEYM” with SN, caliber, and German proofs. Ruger no. 1 action is so marked on receiver ring. SN is on bottom left side of receiver, and Ruger name and address is on bottom right. Action has been fitted with Canjar set trigger. Safety button has been re-shaped at front. Rear and sides of breech block are engine turned. Sides of action are nicely engraved with shaded oak leaf semi relief scrolls framing vignettes of game; bounding roebuck in woodlands on right, and chamois with mountains in background on left. Nicely figured light colored European walnut buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over brown open-sided recoil pad, and features fluted Tyrolean right hand cheekpiece, composition grip cap, hog-backed comb, and 18 LPI checkering with line border. Matching forend has Schnabel tip. Drop at heel: approx 2-7/8″, drop at comb: approx 1-5/8″. Weight without scope: 7 lbs. 1-1/2 oz, LOP 14-1/2″. B. Nickel 1.5 – 6 X rail scope has three post and crosshair duplex reticle, in claw mounts. Green cardboard Heym box is for Model 55 B with that SN crossed out, and SN for this rifle and scope penciled in. Included are original certificate and test target for this rifle. PROVENANCE: Private Coll. of a Gentleman. CONDITION: Excellent, essentially as new, with one compression on right side of forend, in top center of checkering near bbl channel. Scope is excellent. Box is very good. 4-41942 MGM127 (5,000-8,000)

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*HEYM MODEL HR 38 LUXE WITH SCOPE AND ORIGINAL BOX. SN 131-43445. Cal. 270. These scarce rifles were only built for a couple of years, around 1980, and feature Ruger no. 1 actions barreled and finished by Heym. 23-1/2″ Tapered octagon light weight bbl with matted quarter rib is fitted with single standing U-notch rear sight and claw mount scope bases. Front base has square sourdough front bead. Sling loop is mounted on bottom flat. Upper left flat is stamped “FR. WILH. HEYM” with SN, caliber, and German proofs. Ruger no. 1 action is so marked on receiver ring. SN is on bottom left side of receiver, and Ruger name and address is on bottom right. Action has been fitted with Canjar set trigger. Safety button has been re-shaped at front and rear. Sides of breech block are engine turned. Sides of action are nicely engraved with shaded oak leaves and semi relief scrolls, framing vignettes of game; bounding roebuck in woodlands on right, and chamois with mountains in background on left. Lightly streaked European walnut buttstock measures 14-1/4″ over brown open-sided recoil pad, and features fluted Tyrolean right hand cheekpiece, composition grip cap, hog-backed comb, and 18 LPI checkering with line border. Matching forend has Schnabel tip. Drop at heel: approx 2-11/16″, drop at comb: approx 1-9/16″. Weight without scope: 7 lbs. .3 oz, LOP 14-1/4″. B. Nickel 1.5 – 6 X rail scope has three post and crosshair duplex reticle, in claw mounts. Rear mount has windage adjustment. Green cardboard Heym box is original to this rifle, and original certificate is present, but target is missing. PROVENANCE: Lot 1119 Provenance: Private Coll. of a Gentleman. CONDITION: Excellent, essentially as new, with no visible nicks or bumps. Action shows some minor rub marks from operation on breech block. Scope is excellent. Box is very good, with green covering lifted from tape removal, and other tape marks. 4-41943 MGM129 (5,000-8,000)

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*HEYM MODEL 55 B/ SS SAFARI CLUB INTERNATIONAL OVER-UNDER DOUBLE RIFLE WITH EXTRA SETS OF RIFLE / SHOTGUN AND SHOTGUN BARRELS WITH CASE. SN 56232. Cal. Multiple. Set number three in first series made as fund raiser for Safari Club International in the late 1970’s, combining high quality and reliability with a variety of bbls and scopes to suit the needs of the one gun world-wide hunter. Bbl set no. 1) Cal. .375 H & H over .375 H & H, 25″ bbls have full length matted rib, swamped in center, forming quarter rib with four leaf express sight and claw mounts, and ramp front with silver bead. Drop at heel: approx 2″, drop at comb: approx 1-7/16″. Weight: 8 lbs. 10 oz, LOP 14-3/8″. Fitted with B Nickel 1 – 4 X scope with three post and crosshair duplex reticle, is in soldered on claw mounts. Bbl set no. 2) Cal. 20 Ga (3″ chambers) over .270 Winchester, 25″ bbls, fitted with full length solid matted rib with pivoting triangular double U-notch, and claw scope bases. Bore diameter: top -.623, Bore restrictions: top -.024. Wall thickness: top -.040. Drop at heel: approx 1-7/8″, drop at comb: approx 1-3/8″. Weight: 7 lbs. 9.6 oz. Fitted with B Nickel 1.5 – 6 X scope with heavy three post and crosshair duplex reticle, in claw rings, rear has windage adjustment. Bbl set no. 3): Cal. 20 Ga over 20 Ga, 3″ chambers, 28″ bbls with full length ventilated rib. Bore diameter: top -.623, bottom -.624. Bore restrictions: top -.028, bottom -.011. Wall thickness: top -.038, bottom -.041. Drop at heel: 2″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 7 lbs. 9.3 oz. All barrels are inlaid in gold on top ribs “SCI No. 03” and stamped “Friedrich Wilh. Heym”. Each bbl set is fitted with its own ejector one piece forend, and stamped ” Krupps Special Laufstahl” and “Made in Germany”. Bottom bbls are stamped with SNs, bbl numbers, and proofs. Gold wire outlined, scroll engraving is at breech. Coin finished pinless detachable sidelock over-under action features non-automatic safety (SAFE engraved), protruding pin cocking indicators, double Kirston lock, reinforcing bolsters, and double triggers (front trigger set). Fences and bolsters are engraved with relief acanthus. Action and lockplates have nearly full coverage of nicely cut open shaded scroll engraving; framing semi relief scenes of grizzly bear strolling through woodlands on left lockplate, and pair of pheasants flushing from meadow on right. “Fr. Wilh. Heym” is in scroll terminated arched riband on bottom of action. Nicely figured, and slightly streaked European walnut full pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over brown “Old English” pad, and features 28 LPI point pattern checkering with line border, engraved steel grip cap with Heym logo at center, and very nicely rendered scrimshawed ivory inlay of SCI logo on left side of stock. Matching forends have Deeley releases, and are numbered on irons, for each bbl set. Brown leather case with brass plated corners is lined with dark green cloth, with space for action, all three bbls, and both scopes, and contains an oil bottle, Heym certificates for each bbl set, and targets for rifles. PROVENANCE: Private Coll. of a Gentleman. CONDITION: Excellent, essentially as new. Coin finish is slightly browned on action. Case is excellent. 4-41908 MGM139 (25,000-35,000)

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*INCREDIBLE CASED GARNITURE JOSEF WINKLER DEEP RELIEF OBILTSCHNIG ENGRAVED OVER-UNDER SIDELOCK EJECTOR DOUBLE RIFLE WITH SEVEN SETS OF BARRELS, SCOPES, AND ACCESSORIES. SN 421163. Cal. Multiple. This very finely crafted, certainly unique, creation, by this highly regarded Ferlach maker, has a set of bbls to accommodate any conceivable sporting situation. Each set of bbls is numbered in front of loops, from one to seven. Caliber designations are on bottom bbl of each bbl set. Solid flat matted top ribs (shotgun bbls have ventilated ribs) are inlaid with gold “- Josef Winkler – Ferlach Austria -” in milled out portion at centers of ribs. All bbls have sling loops attached on bottom bbl, and gold-plated extractors. Bottom bbls are engraved “Bohler Spetzial – Stahl”. Each set is fitted with top pieces of 3-pc forend. All bbls bear 1955 Ferlach proofs, with individual characteristics and sighting arrangements as enumerated, as follows: Bbl set no. 1) 500/ 465 Holland & Holland: 26″ with single standing V-notch express sight, and silver bead front. Drop at heel: 2-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 10 lbs. 2 oz, LOP 13-15/16″. Bbl set no. 2) 375 Holland & Holland: 26″ with single standing U-notch rear sight, gold bead front, also fitted with Hensoldt Diavari – D 1.5 – 6 X rail scope with duplex reticle in claw mounts. Top of scope is engraved “375”. Weight: 9 lbs. 5 oz. Bbl set no. 3) 300 Holland & Holland: 26″ with standing U-notch rear and gold bead front, with another Hensoldt Diavari – D 1.5 – 6 X rail scope with duplex reticle in claw mounts, engraved “300”. Weight: 9 lbs. 9 oz. Bbl set no. 4) 220 Swift/ 22 Long Rifle: 26″ with small U-notch standing rear, and gold bead front. Hensoldt Diavari – D 1.5 – 6 X rail scope with crosshair and post reticle in claw mounts engraved “200” on tube. Weight: 9 lbs. 1/2 oz. Bbl set no. 5) 6.5 x 57 under 12 Ga 2-3/4″ Chambers. 26″ with folding small U-notch rear sight, and gold bead front sight with Hensoldt Diatal 6 X 42 rail scope with heavy three post reticle in claw mounts with windage adjustment, engraved “6.5” on tube. Bore diameter: top -.722. Bore restrictions: top -.024. Wall thickness: top -.035. Weight: 8 lbs. 12 oz. Bbl set no. 6) 12 Ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 28″ Vent rib with two ivory beads: Bore diameter: top -.724, bottom -.724. Bore restrictions: top -.036, bottom -.013. Wall thickness: top -.039, bottom -.045. Weight: 7 lbs. 14 oz. Bbl set no. 7) 12 Ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 28″ with vent rib and two ivory beads. Bore diameter: top -.729, bottom -.729. Bore restrictions: top -.015, bottom -.009. Wall thickness: top -.035, bottom -.039. Weight: 7 lbs. 14 oz. Hand detachable full sidelock action features gold-plated and engine turned lock internals. Locks take down with concealed pin with bayonet lock. Action also features non-automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), reinforcing bolsters, double Kirsten top fastener, bushed strikers, gold-plated double triggers (front articulated), and line engraved gold-plated tumbler end cocking indicators. All metal parts are outlined with inlaid gold wire framing exceptional high relief carved scenes. Diana, Goddess of the Hunt, in Silvan setting, with downed stag and attended by three hounds is on left. Right side depicts duck hunting scene with ducks in marsh swimming, flushing, falling from the sky, and dead on the ground, with hunter and guide in canoe in background. A high relief elephant with savanna in background is on bottom of action with extremely well cut scroll above and below. Fences and bolsters are relief engraved with superbly rendered oak leaves and acorns. Pierced thumb lever is sculpted with squirrel holding pine cone. Trigger guard bow is also pierced around head and gold inlaid cross of St. Hubertus’s stag. This superior work is signed by noted Ferlach engraver, Obiltschnig, with signature shield on tang of trigger guard. Exceptional, beautifully marbled and lightly figured Circassian walnut full pistol grip buttstock measures 13-15/16″ over solid red “White Line” pad. Comb is slightly hog-backed. Small shadow line cheekpiece is on left side of stock. Pistol grip is relief carved with fish-scale pattern replacing checkering. Horn grip cap with white spacer has relief gold inlaid monogram “WC” on top. Matching ejector forend has Deeley release, and nearly full coverage of fish-scale carving. This diverse set requires two large oak and leather cases, one is two-tiered. Cases have brass corners and brass central medallions on lids engraved “W. A. C”. Cases also have leather trimmed brown canvas outer covers with strap closures, with leather central labels embossed with “W. A. Curry Columbus Nebraska USA”. Case interiors are lined with dark green baize, and have Westley Richards and Co. paper labels. Two-tiered case has space for rifle, three sets of bbls, two scopes, and other accessories including two bone striker bottles, and sets of snap caps in top tier. A small lift-out tray contains nickel-plated ivory-handled 12 ga. chamber brush, with three other brushes for rifle chambers, more snap caps, and 4 Westley Richards marked square metal bottles engraved “Linseed” “Lubricant” “Solvent” and “Preservative”. Area under tray contains three ivory-handled turnscrews, four replacement main springs and a top lever spring. Other accessories include a broken case extractor, cleaning funnel for 465 cartridge, and “Norfolk Liar” game counter with four click pointers and marked for partridges, rabbits, hares, and pheasants. Besides having spaces for scopes, the bottom tier contains assorted cleaning brushes and jags, along with four leather wallets with pull-through cleaners. The second case has space for the remaining four sets of bbls and two scopes. There are a number of loose cloth-covered blocks to configure cases for which ever bbls and scopes are being carried at the time. PROVENANCE: Consigning family states this fine set was ordered through Westley Richards who did not make an over-under shotgun or rifle at that particular time. This explains the unusual, obviously original, Westley Richards casing. CONDITION: Excellent, nearly as new. All bbl sets retain virtually all of their orig blue, with only a few minor marks, mostly from assembly and dis-assembly. Action retains essentially all of its coin finish, slightly browned. Gold-plating on front of cocking hooks show some silvering. Triggers show some freckling. Stocks are excellent with a few minor marks. Fish-scale carving has pleasingly browned at tips of scales from handling and use. Action is tight. Barrels are tight. Ejectors are slightly out of time. Scopes all have excellent, clear optics with some minor mars in lacquer, especially on scope for 375 which has many marks, mostly on left side, where it appears to have rubbed against something in the case. (This scope also has two extra sets of holes drilled through rear rail.) Cases are excellent, but with areas worn through cloth from contact with bbls. Labels are excellent, but with some compressions. Accessories are fine. Handle is loose on chamber brush. The perfect thing for the world-wide one-gun hunter. 4-41125 MGM44 (20,000-30,000)

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*LUDWIG BOROVNIK OVER-UNDER EJECTOR DOUBLE RIFLE WITH SCOPE. SN 40.1021. Cal. .458 Win mag. 26″ Barrels with full length matted rib are engraved “Made in Austria”. Top of bbl is fitted with German claw scope bases. Single standing express sight with gold line, is marked 50 yds. Front gold bead with flip-up night sight is longitudinally dovetailed into raised portion of rib. Bottom of bbl is stamped “Bohler – Spezial – Stahl”, “458 mg” “LBOROVNIK”, SN, and Ferlach nitro proofs for 1957. Bottom of bbl is also engraved “Lud. Borovnik – Ferlach – Austria”. Sling eye is soldered to bottom bbl. Coin finished scallop back Blitz trigger plate action features non-automatic top tang safety (S inlaid in gold), double Kersten third bite, reinforcing bolsters, bushed bottom striker, and set triggers. Action is engraved with mixture of shaded open scroll, relief scroll and oak leaf on fences and bolsters, as well as, relief carved game animals. Right side of action depicts a rhinoceros, left side has a cape buffalo, and bottom has an elephant with trunk down. Steel trigger guard is scroll engraved with picture of Flaig’s Lodge in oval on bow, flanked by “Flaig’s” and “Millvale,” inlaid in gold. Streaked, lightly marbled, and figured Circassian walnut pistol grip buttstock measures 14″ over brown “Old English” sporting clays pad, and features shadow line right hand cheekpiece, sling eye, horn grip cap, and 22 LPI point pattern checkering with broad flat mullered borders at points. Three piece forend has Deeley release, and about 80% coverage of checkering. Schmidt & Bender 1-1/4 X 20 scope has duplex crosshair and three post reticle, and is mounted in claw rings. Drop at heel: Approx 2-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-11/16. Weight: 10 lbs. 3 oz, LOP 14″. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain virtually all of an older re-black. Coin finish on action is slightly browning. Wood retains most of an older re-finish with a few marks and scratches from handling and use. Edges are slightly softened. Checkering has not been re-cut. Scope is excellent with some marks where an older set of rings has been mounted. Optics are clear. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are slightly out of time. Set triggers work. 4-39791 MGM102 (7,500-10,000)

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*MERKEL MODEL 140/2.1 BOXLOCK NON-EJECTOR DOUBLE RIFLE WITH CASE AND BOX. SN A470164. Cal..470 Nitro express. 23-1/2″ Shoe lump barrels have low one piece wide matted rib deeply swamped at center to form quarter rib and front sight ramp. One standing, one folding U-notch rear sight is dovetailed through front portion of quarter rib. Silver sourdough front sight is longitudinally dovetailed into ramp. “Safari .470 N.E.” is engraved in milled out portion at rear of rib. Importers and makers names are stamped on side of left bbl, and “Krupp Stahl” on right. Bbl flats are stamped with caliber, German proofs, and SN. Coin finished scroll-backed boxlock action features non-automatic safety (“S” stamped), Greener crossbolt third fastener, bushed strikers, side clips, reinforcing bolsters, and pin cocking indicators. Action is engraved with shaded open scroll and punched scroll borders, as background to semi relief engraved African game scenes depicting prowling lion on left and elephant on right. Dark dense European walnut buttstock is somewhat marbled, and measures 14-1/4″ over composition Merkel-marked buttplate. Stock features classic right hand cheekpiece, composition grip cap, and 20 LPI checkering with line borders. Sling loop is fitted. Matching splinter forend has Deeley release. Drop at heel: approx 2-15/16″, drop at comb: approx 1-3/4″. Weight: 10 lbs. 10 oz, LOP 14-1/4″. Fine quality Emmebi leather case has stitched leather corners, is lined with dark green cloth with stitched in leather Merkel label, and has makers medallion in lid. Rifle also comes with orig box. CONDITION: Excellent, near new, showing a few light scratches and marks on buttstock. Bores are excellent. Action tight. Case is excellent. Box is fine. 4-42054 MGM137 (7,000-9,000)

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*F. W. HEYM BOXLOCK EJECTOR DOUBLE RIFLE. SN 81765. Cal. .458 Win Mag. 25-1/2″ Shoe lump barrels have matted quarter rib fitted with one standing, three folding leaf express sight, marked for 50, 100, and 150 yards. Rib is engraved “Friedrich Wilh. Heym”. Tops of bbls are stamped “Krupp – Special (3 Ring logo) Laufstahl” on left, and “Made in W – Germany” on right. Sourdough bead front sight is longitudinally dovetailed into base with rounded ramp, matching quarter rib. Bbls have small inlaid gold line around breeches, and onto bolster extension. Bbl flats are stamped “458 Win. Mag.” with proofs and SN. Sling eye is soldered to bottom rib. Coin finished action features non-automatic safety (“S” engraved), pin cocking indicators, Greener crossbolt third fastener, bolsters, and double triggers with front trigger hinged. Action is engraved with small sprays of well cut scroll, with punched scroll borders. Bottom of action is engraved “Friedrich Wilh. Heym”. Blued steel trigger guard tang extends to steel grip cap in traditional manner. Very nicely marbled and somewhat flame figured European walnut pistol grip buttstock measures 14-5/8″ over brown Pachmayr basket weave pad, and features right hand shadow line cheekpiece and 18 LPI point pattern checkering with line border. There is a sling eye on toe line. Matching ejector splinter forend has Deeley release, and sliding button to make ejectors inoperable, if desired. Drop at heel: Approx 2-3/8″, drop at comb: Approx 1-3/8″. Weight: 9 lbs. 11.8 oz, LOP 14-5/8″. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain nearly all their original blue. Action retains nearly all its original coin finish with a few small areas of discoloration on bottom. Original stocks have a few minor marks from handling and use. Action is tight. Bbls are slightly off face, with a glimmer of light showing through right breech face, rear lump bears on circle. Ejectors are in time. Bores are excellent, showing little use. 4-40933 MGM143 (8,000-10,000)

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*ADAM SCHURK BLITZ ACTION DRILLING WITH SCOPE. SN 337. Cal. 16 x 16 x .25-35 Win. 2-1/2″ Chambers. This nicely finished pre-WWI Drilling has 26-3/4″ bbls with full length matted top rib with crossbolt extension in longitudinally dovetailed scope base. Tops of bbls are engraved “Adam Schurk” and “Munchen”. Decorative bands are around breeches, which are also stamped “Fluss. Stahl” “Krupp. Essen” and with nitro proofs. Rear sight pops up when rifle mode is engaged, and silver front bead is dovetailed into end of rib. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with German proofs for 16 ga. and 6.3 x 53-1/2 cartridge and “St.m.G.” Rifle bbl is also stamped “.25-35 Win”. Sling loop is soldered to bottom of bbl. Case hardened trigger plate scallop-backed action features Greener side safety, tang mounted rifle selector, pin type cocking indicators, crossbolt third fastener, side clips, reinforcing bolsters to frame, and double triggers (front trigger set). Action is engraved with competently cut shaded acanthus with nicely rendered scenes of game on sides of action; a pair of hunting hounds on right and roe deer on left. Trigger guard is of horn. Nicely marbled and slightly figured dark European walnut full pistol grip buttstock measures 13-7/8″ over ribbed horn buttplate, and features shadow line right hand cheekpiece, sunburst horn grip cap, 24 LPI line border checkering, and a cartridge trap on toe line with spring cover with space for 4 cartridges. Cover is nicely engraved matching action, with stag in oval at center. Matching splinter forend has Deeley release, with small schnabel tip. Bore diameter: left -.675, right -.675. Bore restrictions: left -.028, right -.020. Wall thickness: left -.38, right -.037. Drop at heel: approx 2-3/4″, drop at comb: approx 1-3/8″. Weight without scope : 7 lbs. 12 oz, LOP 13-7/8″. Voigtlander Scopar B with three crosshairs and dot reticle is in slip-on dovetail mount with windage adjustment, and locking detent. CONDITION: Very fine, essentially as found. Bbl retains 80% orig blue, thinning at carry points to brown. Action retains considerable amount of its orig case hardening color, fairly vivid in protected areas, but mostly silver. Stocks retain most of their orig finish, with numerous marks and compressions from handling and use. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny. Rifle bore is excellent with no evidence of erosion. Scope retains 70% of its orig black lacquer, but is chipped in many areas revealing bright steel underneath. Optics are slightly clouded, but quite usable. A really fine little Drilling in a great rifle caliber. 4-41824 MGM31 (3,000-5,000)

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A. BARTHELMES GERMAN SILVER MOUNTED PERCUSSION DOUBLE RIFLE. SN NSN. Cal. 60 Bore. This interesting and fine handling little rifle has two types of rifling; right bbl has 8 U-shaped deep grooves measuring .605, with one turn in approx 30″; left bbl has 8 shallower grooves, almost octagonal, reminiscent of Whitworth rifling, measuring .576, with a very slight pitch, almost straight. Skelp twist bbls have two silver bands at breech, and are inlaid in gold with “A. Barthelmes” at rear portion of high flat full length rib. One standing, one folding leaf rear sight is dovetailed through rib, as is German silver barley corn front. Newer elm horn tip ramrod is held by two beaded German silver pipes, rearmost pipe has sling eye. Patent breeches are nicely filed, as is open scroll engraved breech iron. Back action locks extend under breeches, have pivoting Saur type safeties with high spurred hammers, terminating in fanged dolphin heads. Lockplates are engraved with nicely executed large flowing open scroll, outlining vignettes of game; an auerhan sitting on rock on left, and grazing hind on right. All of the furniture is of engraved German silver. A nicely rendered recumbent stag is on trigger guard bow. Trigger guard extends into pistol grip with scroll termination. Right trigger is set. Nicely marbled and stump figured European walnut stock measures 13-1/4″ over German silver buttplate, and features beaded right hand cheekpiece, and point pattern checkering with mullered borders. There is a sliding dovetailed checkered patchbox on right side of stock, containing tow, and some old grease. Latch is cleverly concealed and patchbox is opened by depressing central petal of floral finial. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-1/8″. Weight: 6 lbs. 10.6 oz, LOP 13-1/4″. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains considerable amount of what appears to be orig brown, with good definition to pattern. Remainder of iron parts are silver to brown. German silver is of varying hues, from handling and use. Wood shows most of an old oil refinish. Checkering is somewhat worn, has not been re-cut. Forend checkering is smooth in spots. There are two vertical cracks running from bottoms of lockplates to trigger plate, that do not move when flexed. Bores are strong, quite shiny, with some pitting toward muzzles. Left bbl has small dent, 9-1/2″ from muzzle. A relatively simple, but high quality, German rifle. 4-41822 MGM22 (2,500-3,500)

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JOSEF SIEGEL GOLD AND SILVER INLAID SINGLE SHOT COMBINATION HUNTING AND TARGET RIFLE. SN NSN. Cal. 8 x 47 R. .318 Groove diameter, based on the 43 Mauser case. 27″ Fluted octagonal steel bbl is inlaid in gold Germanic script, “Josef Siegel in Salzburg” at rear portion of top flat. Breech area is inlaid semi relief gold and silver acanthus tendrils within arched stippled fields. Muzzle also repeats this treatment. Windage adjustable front sight ramp has bead sight. Rounded snap under-lever action has hinged forend permanently attached and bbl attaches to forend with side nail through engraved steel escutcheons. Under-lever is horn covered with finger spur. Triggers are set. Peninsula lock has non-rebounding round bodied serpentine hammer with tall checkered spur. All metal parts are semi-relief engraved with gold and silver inlaid open scrolled acanthus, with some floral highlights outlining silver inlaid vignettes of game; running stag is on right side of action, and buck and doe roebuck is on left. Grazing doe graces top tang, and running fox is on lockplate. Rear sight is a tang mounted windage and elevation adjustable square block target peep. Lightly figured European walnut buttstock measures 13-1/8″ over relief acanthus engraved steel buttplate with trap covering recesses for two cartridges. Top tang is engraved with acanthus inlaid in silver, matching action. Stock features Tyrolean right hand cheekpiece with coarse checkering inside stippled and fleur di lis borders, terminating in relief carved scrolled acanthus on right side of butt. Matching carving is on left side of stock behind cheekpiece. Sling loop mounted on toe line secures 2-1/2″ ovoid metal base with more gold and silver inlaid acanthus surrounding vignette of chamois on mountain top. Forend wood is 80% checkered at about 20 LPI. Drop at heel: approx 3-1/4″, drop at comb: approx 2″. Weight: 8 lbs. 0 oz, LOP 13-1/8″. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains what appears to be its orig blue. Silver inlay is nicely toned. One inlay is missing on lump. Action retains most of its coin finish, nicely darkened in fields around inlays, which are excellent. Wood retains an old oil finish, with details of carving slightly softened. Horn guard has some repaired cracks. Bore is excellent. Lock is crisp. Set triggers work. An interesting Austrian rifle. 4-42035 MGM116 (5,000-7,000)

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EXCEPTIONALLY FINE SINGLE SHOT TRAPDOOR TARGET RIFLE BY L. WURZINGER OF VIENNA. SN 415. Cal. 9.5 x 47 R (most probably). This beautifully crafted and finished rifle lends credence to the feeling of many that the Viennese gunsmiths are the worlds finest. 28″ Octagon bbl with round central portion has beautifully filed and finished Gothic arcaded transitions at front and rear. These transitions and the rear of bbl are embellished with exceptionally well inlaid gold scrolled acanthus, with highlights engraved, adding to depth. “L. Wurzinger in Wien” is inlaid in gold on top rear flat. Dovetail for rear sight has been filled with engraved block. Fine bead front sight is within rounded high “ear” protectors, and dovetailed through front portion of bbl. Unusual trapdoor action has round rear locking bolt which engages with breech block as hammer falls. Non-rebounding front action island lock has shaped lockplate with rebated tail, and robust flat bodied serpentine hammer with high spur. Target rear sight with windage and elevation adjustments and large eye disk is mounted to rear of top tang. Trigger plate is fitted with double set triggers with fancy filed outline to finial. Steel trigger guard has three finger grooves, and scrolled transition to butt. Action, lockplate, hammer, and trigger guard are very finely engraved with semi relief scrolled acanthus in full shaded background. Scrolled acanthus gold inlays, matching work on bbl, accent this fine engraving. Grotesque-faced sea monster with coiled scaly body and gold inlaid eyes is relief engraved as base for firing pin nipple. Front of lockplate depicts what is obviously a female griffin. “Wurzinger” is relief engraved on lockplate under hammer. Monogram “AW” is inlaid in gold on front of trigger guard bow. Very finely marbled, and lightly figured European walnut stock measures 12-1/4″ to center of heavy deep hooked steel Schuetzen butt plate, with turned acorn finial at heel. Buttplate continues scrolled acanthus theme with no gold inlay, but with interesting depiction of griffin battling a snake on rear of top tang. Stock features finely sculpted Schuetzen type right hand cheek rest, and has areas of very finely carved full relief scrolled acanthus within inset panels behind cheekpiece, on extended cheekpiece volute on right side of stock, and at forend tip. Fully relief and shell carved thumbpiece is installed on right grip. Weight: 10 lbs. 11 oz. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbl retains approx 90% orig lustrous blue, pleasingly silvered on sharp edges with some minor marks. Action and lockplate retain 80 – 90% orig case hardening color, darkened somewhat with accumulated oil over the years, and also silvered on high points and at front of lockplate. Buttplate retains 70% case hardening color, browning somewhat on tang. Stock retains most of its orig French polish finish, with grain slightly lifted, and numerous marks from years of storage and use. Finish is thinning on right buttstock near buttplate, and on forend from handling. Bore is excellent. Lock is crisp. Set triggers work. 4-42032 MGM126 (8,000-12,000)

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EXCEPTIONAL JOHANN SPRINGER OVER-UNDER PERCUSSION DOUBLE RIFLE. SN NSN. Cal..620 (12-groove shallow rifling). This fine rifle exudes the quality and workmanship that has been the hallmark of this revered company since its inception. Spectacular 24″ etched Damascus barrels have large convex rib on left side, and two Damascus ramrod pipes, with tail pipe on right, which contain original brass tipped ebony ramrod with steel tail. One standing, one folding leaf rear sight is dovetailed through oval block at rear of bbl, with front bead dovetailed through matching block at front. Breech ends of bbls are inlaid in gold with gold bands and other florally terminated geometric motifs. Top of bbl is gold inlaid with “Joh: Springer vorm: Nowotny in Wien”. Patent breeches have large snail scrolled fences with vented platinum blow-outs. Original square shanked nipples are grooved to better retain caps. Scalloped breech iron extends into wrist, with deeply indented rectangular silver crest plate inlaid at center of strap. Back action locks have decoratively filed plates. Tall chamfered hammers have nicely checkered thumbpieces. Trigger plate has fancy filed termination. Both triggers are set. Trigger guard has steel bow with finely scroll-carved horn grip transition. Breech, breech iron, locks and hammers are beautifully engraved with semi-relief shaded scrolled open acanthus, framing scenes of the hunt and game. There is a finely detailed rendition of chamois on breech between hammers. A gold inlaid band on breech iron surrounds exceptional portrait of Yeager smoking a pipe, returning from the hunt with bagged chamois over his shoulder. Tails of lockplates have scenes of the chase; right side showing hounds taking down fox, with horse and rider in background; left side depicts hounds worrying a stag with hunter and another hound appearing over hill in background. Right lock is relief engraved “Springer” and left lock “In Wien”. Trigger guard bow depicts large hound taking down stag. Finely marbled European walnut stock has right hand cheekpiece with fine point pattern checkering with deeply mullered borders, and measures 13-3/4″ over steel buttplate with long tang. Spring loaded oval steel patchbox with fleur di lis termination is on right side of stock. Patchbox is also finely engraved with scrolled acanthus outlining Yeager standing over downed stag, waving his hat. Patchbox contains a brass powder measure, and some old patches. Sling retaining button and horn spacer are on toe line, and wide sling loop is attached to bottom of bbl. CONDITION: Excellent, as found. Bbls retain most of their orig black finish, rubbed into etched Damascus to give contrast, and are quite striking. Metal parts retain nearly all of what appears to be their orig coin finish, that has pleasingly darkened slightly over the years with oiling and care. Stock retains nearly all of its orig French polish with numerous minor marks, scuffs, and mars. Finish has slightly alligatored. The overall effect is quite pleasing. Bores are excellent. Locks are crisp. Set triggers work. A superb, unmolested, original piece. 4-32051 MGM9 (17,500-22,500)

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*EXQUISITE BARTELS & SOHN OVER-UNDER SIDE-LEVER HAMMER DOUBLE RIFLE. SN 1104. Cal. 8 x 57 JR under 9.3 x 72 R. This lovely light weight little rifle has 22″ bbls with flat matted full length top rib engraved “C. Bartels & Sohn, Konigl: Hofbuchsenmacher in Wiesbaden & Zella.” in unmatted portion of rib. One standing, one folding leaf U-notch rear sight, and silver bead front, are dovetailed through rib. Bbls are stamped with pre-WWI German proofs for the two different calibers, and bottom bbl with SN. Sling loop is mounted on bottom bbl. Round bodied action has nicely sculpted flowing fences with dolls head third fastener, and flip-up peep sight is mounted in top tang. Both triggers are set. Centrally hung, serpentine side lever is on right side, with checkered thumbpiece, and fish-scale engraved body. Back action peninsula locks have short round bodied rebounding hammers with tall checkered spurs. Action, lockplates and hammers have nicely cut medium to large scroll engraving, at about 50% coverage. Very nicely marbled and slightly figured European walnut semi pistol grip buttstock measures 13-5/8″ over fully skip-line checkered steel buttplate with central oval trap covering four German silver recesses, top two are stamped “9” and bottom two are stamped “8”. Stock also features right hand shadow line cheekpiece, sling loop, and flat top point pattern checkering with mullered borders, fading toward pistol grip which is embellished with exceptionally well carved and nicely detailed lion’s head with mane. Small one piece forend has steel tip and Deeley release. Checkering border outlines metal work. Drop at heel: approx 2-3/4″, drop at comb: approx 1-3/4″. Weight: 6 lbs. 8-1/2 oz, LOP 13-5/8″. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain 85 – 90% orig blue, silvered along top edges of rib, slightly at muzzles, and with a few minor marks. Action retains 40 – 50% orig case hardening color, silvered around bottom and on fences, with areas browning. Lockplates retain 60 – 70% orig color, thinning and graying at tails and sides of hammers. Stock retains what appears to be its orig oil finish, but under close inspection, has had oil rubbed in over some marks, and sharp edges are very slightly softened. Buttplate retains 40 – 50% orig blue. Bores are very fine, bright and shiny with strong rifling, with a very small area of minor pitting at bottom of top bbl about 6″ in front of breech. Very slight evidence of erosion is at throat of 8mm bbl. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Set triggers work. Locks are crisp. 4-42033 MGM112 (10,000-12,000)

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*ENGELBERT CLEVER HAMMER UNDER-LEVER SINGLE SHOT STALKING RIFLE WITH ZEISS SCOPE. SN NSN. Cal. 8 x 57 JR. 28″ Tapered round bbl with integral full-length matted rib, is fitted with one standing U-notch rear sight, and silver bead front, as well as claw bases, dovetailed through rib. “Engelb. Clever Nacht. Coln” is engraved on milled out portion of rib. Bbl flats and bbl are stamped with pre-WWI German proofs and “318” (bore diameter). Single shot under-lever action with forward pivoting lever has forend attached to action, with a smaller lever to remove bbl. Peninsula back action lock has short round bodied serpentine hammer with tall checkered spur. Action is fitted with double set triggers. Action and lockplate are engraved with well cut medium scroll outlining vignettes of stags, hinds, and roebuck. “F. Denk in Wien” is engraved on bottom of lockplate. Lightly mottled European walnut full pistol grip buttstock measures 13-1/4″ over checkered horn buttplate, and features horn grip cap, 26 LPI point pattern checkering with line border. Vacant silver oval is on left cheek of stock with large case hardened cartridge trap and sling swivel on toe line. Another small medallion is inlaid on right side of buttstock. Rifle is stocked to muzzle with separate 18-1/2″ walnut piece with Schnabel horn tip. Drop at heel: approx 2-3/4″, drop at comb: approx 1-5/8″. Weight without scope: 6 lbs. 3 oz, LOP 13-1/4″. Karl Zeiss “Zielklein” scope with fine crosshair reticle is in claw rings. CONDITION: Excellent, as competently refinished. Bbl retains 95% of lustrous re-black. Other metal parts retain nearly all of nicely colored re-hardening, all engraving slightly softened. Stocks retain most of an old oil finish, edges slightly rounded, and a number of repaired shakes around butt. Cartridge trap and fore piece appear to be later well done replacements, as engraving on trap and wood of fore piece do not match remainder of rifle. Bore is excellent. Action is tight. Lock is crisp. Set triggers work. Scope retains perhaps 70% of its orig blue. Optics are clear. 4-42034 MGM109 (3,000-5,000)

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*J. BRECHTBUHL SPORTING/ TARGET RIFLE. SN NSN. Cal. 7.5 Swiss ?. 34-1/2″ Fluted octagon bbl has raised dovetailed integrally milled rear sight mounting area and front sight base. Teutonic hinged rear sight is adjustable for windage and elevation. Square bead front is also adjustable. Coin finished Martini action has Schuetzen style scrolled operating lever and double set triggers, and is engraved with full coverage very nicely executed broadly scrolled acanthus, with shaded background. Right side of action is gold inlaid with “J. Brechtbuhl.” and “Thun.” in ribands. Nicely streaked European walnut buttstock measures 13-1/8″ over engraved steel off-hand buttplate, and features right hand cheekpiece and 18 LPI checkering within carved scrolled acanthus borders. Right rear of checkering has large area of finely relief carved scroll with portrait of jaeger smoking a pipe. Matching forend has large Schnabel tip and attaches to bbl with engraved screw through elliptical escutcheons. Drop at heel: Approx 3-3/4″, drop at comb: Approx 1-1/2″. Weight: 11 lbs. 9 oz, LOP 13-1/8″. Broad needlepoint faced leather sling, depicting dogs, bears, and stags, is in wide sling loops. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains maybe 50% of its blue. Action retains most of its coin finish, darkened, mostly on right side. Stocks retain most all of their orig oil finish with many knocks and marks. Forend has shrunken away from front of action by about 1/16″. Bore is excellent. Set triggers work. Sling is partially detached at top, and needs restitching. 4-41133 MGM35 (1,500-2,000)

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VERY FINE HELDBERG PERCUSSION FULL STOCK JAEGER RIFLE. SN NSN. Cal. .580 Groove diameter. 10-Rounded groove deep rifling. One turn in approx. 50″. 31″ Slightly swamped octagonal barrel made of best quality three stripe silver steel Damascus, has dramatic etched finish. Rear of top flat is inlaid in gold “Heldberg in Sondershausen” inside silver inlaid rectangular device with leaf terminations. Rear of bbl is also inlaid with silver band and sunrise motifs. Blued rear sight is dovetailed through bbl, and has intricately filed and engraved spring tail as part of elevating U-notch blade. A square key (key not present) operates elevating screw with pointer. German silver front sight has copper-faced blade, and is dovetailed through bbl. Hook type patent breech has some scroll engraving and inlaid gold lines. Breech iron has long tang, is scroll engraved, and has hole drilled and tapped at wrist for attachment of aperture rear sight (present) made of German silver, with steel dovetailed adjustable aperture, adjusted with two thumb screws. Back action lock with nicely filed and shaped broad flat hammer, has pivoting safety at front. Lockplate is engraved with broad shaded scroll flanking vignette of fatigued stag approaching mountaintop. Face of hammer is engraved with bear’s face, and has stylized dolphin head. Trigger plate is mounted with double set triggers. Stock furniture is German silver, nicely relief engraved and shaped. Trigger guard extends into scrolled pistol grip, and is engraved on bow with vignette of some strange short horned beast (Tasmanian devil?) climbing through the crotch of a stump. Buttplate has long tang with scroll engraving. Ramrod pipes have raised beaded ends, with large flange/ thumbpiece toward muzzle of front pipe. Tail pipe is nicely filed and engraved. Bbl attaches with 3 side nails through shaped German silver escutcheons. Original rosewood ramrod has long heavy German silver tip. Dense, nicely streaked light colored European walnut stock has nice relief carved sliding patchbox with button release in center of carved acanthus decoration. Patchbox is inlet to receive rear sight. There is a full cheekpiece for right hand shooter with very well carved shaded acanthus panel at rear framing a perched eagle. Skip line checkering has silver tacks set into larger diamonds, and is flanked by more sweeping acanthus carving. Gun is stocked to muzzle with Schnabel horn cap. There are molded beads along ramrod channel. PROVENANCE: The fine collection of David Crowley. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbl retains virtually all of its bright etched finish. Iron parts are mottled blue gray which may be case hardening color. Stock retains most of what appears to be its original finish. German silver parts have been cleaned, but are toned. Horn of tip has been repaired. Lock is crisp. Set triggers work. Bore is very good, with strong rifling, slightly pitted. 4-40197 MGM102 (3,000-5,000)

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EARLY GOLD INLAID AND CARVED J. P. SAUER PERCUSSION CAPE GUN. SN 14033. Cal. Rifle bbl .521 groove diameter/ shot gun .521. 25″ Intricate pattern etched Damascus barrels are inlaid in gold “I. P. Sauer U. Sohn a Suhl” on flat raised full length Damascus rib. There are two bands of silver inlay at breech ends of bbls with scrolled wire inlay extending onto rib. Wide small V-notch rear sight is dovetailed through rear portion of rib. Small front silver bead has been installed, and dovetail slot filled at front portion. Bottoms of bbls have SN. Bottom of right bbl is stamped with “??Suhl ??ah damk ? am ?” Initials “E.S.S” are in cartouche. Ebony ramrod with brass tip and remnants of steel worm is housed in three Damascus pipes. Central one has loop for sling. Breech plugs have SNs on bottoms with some scroll engraving on top portion. Breech iron has fairly large fences, and is engraved with large open flowing scroll. Back action locks have flat faced hammers terminating in dolphin’s heads. Locks are fitted with Sauer pivoting safeties, engraved with gold inlaid game animals, with silver wire inlay surrounding the scenes; recumbent roebuck and hind on right lock. Trigger plate and thimble have scroll engraving matching remainder of gun, but with some scallop shell highlights. Both triggers are “set”. Scroll filed trigger guard has more silver and gold inlay depicting a doe. Extension forming pistol grip is carved from ebony. Light colored streaked European walnut stock measures 14″ over steel buttplate. Right side of stock has large scalloped hinged patchbox with scroll matching balance of firearm and with sleeping boar gold inlaid as central figure. 28 LPI point pattern checkering has broad mullered borders with silver tacks added in a geometric pattern. Behind the right hand cheekpiece is a large relief carving of recumbent stag in woodlands with acanthus accents. Bbl attaches to forend with side nail through oval silver escutcheons. Drop at heel: Approx 2-5/16″, drop at comb: Approx 1-1/4″. Weight: 7 lbs. 15 oz, LOP 14″. PROVENANCE: The fine collection of David Crowley. CONDITION: Good. Bbls are mostly silver brown with some of the etched Damascus evident. Shot gun bore is bright, but with some slight pitting. Rifle bore is strong but frosted. Breeches and locks show traces of case colors in protected areas, otherwise all metal is silver gray. Stock appears to have remnants of original finish with evidence of later oil rubbed in. Locks are crisp. Triggers work. These early Sauer guns are relatively scarce with only a few listed in Jim Cate’s book, J.P. SAUER & SOHN SUHL – WAFFENSTADT. This particular cape gun is not listed. 4-40192 (3,000-5,000)

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*INTERESTING SINGLE SHOT DROPPING BLOCK STALKING RIFLE BY AUGUSTE WOLF. SN 5404. Cal. .444 Marlin. 26-1/4″ Tapered octagon bbl with matted top flat is engraved “Aug. Wolf” and “Suhl” on flats flanking top flat at rear. Silver bead front sight is longitudinally dovetailed into raised matted base. Bbl has rear sight dovetail. Claw mount saddle is soldered to bbl (actual base is missing). There is provision for rear claw base to be mounted on left side of action. Dovetailed scope base, described later, mounts at these three points. Bottom of bbl is stamped with SN and German proofs for 8 x 46 R cartridge with bbl date of 5/38. Case hardened dropping block action is similar to often used Keilerbuchsen action except that it has large reinforced panels at breech. Action is fitted with double set triggers and non-automatic tang safety. Action is engraved with nicely rendered flowing oak leaf and acorn pattern with stippled background. Portrait of roebuck is on lower right, and red stag is on left. Horn filler extends from rear trigger guard to horn grip cap. Nicely marbled and figured dark honey-colored European walnut pistol grip buttstock measures 14-5/8″ over checkered horn buttplate, and features right hand Tyrolean cheekpiece, and 28 LPI point pattern checkering with double line borders. Un-checkered forend screws to bbl lug through ovoid escutcheon, and terminates in scrolled Schnabel. Drop at heel: approx 3-1/8″, drop at comb: approx 1-3/4″. Weight: 6 lbs. 8 oz, LOP 14-5/8″. PROVENANCE: Issue no. 30 of WAIDMANNSHEIL with article on Keilerbuchsen actions. Photos of a shotgun by A. Wolf. Photo of this rifle. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl has been re-bored and chambered to 444 Marlin, with excellent bore, and retains most of its orig blue. Dovetailed portion of claw base is missing. Action retains most of its orig case hardening color, silvering at high points. Stocks retain most of an older hand rubbed oil finish with edges very slightly rounded, over some older marks and scuffs. Checkering is slightly worn, and somewhat dirty. Action is crisp. Set triggers work. Included with rifle is custom made steel scope rail with blocks to mount in dovetails for scope bases and rear sight. 4-41949 MGM122 (3,000-5,000)

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EXCEPTIONALLY FINE GIBBS/ METFORD FARQUHARSON LONG RANGE TARGET RIFLE WITH SIGHTS AND ORIGINAL CASE. SN 93. Cal. .461 Gibbs no. 2. This plainly finished example of one of the most famous target rifles of all time has 36″ tapered round bbl with front sight mounting block 2″ back from muzzle, and is engraved on top rear “Metford’s Patent, 708. George Gibbs, 29, Corn Street, Bristol.” Birmingham proofs are on left rear, and stamped with “48”. Metford number refers to the famous gain twist semi-smooth rifling, that was very highly regarded by all match shooters for at least two decades in the late 1800’s. This bbl is unusual in that it has a projection which extends over the breech block when it is in closed position, to make a better seal. No other example of this projection is illustrated or discussed in any of the books on single shot rifles. Beautifully polished and filed case hardened action has rear mounted pivoting safety on right side of action which is stamped “Farquharson’s Patent 93” (Use number). Left side is engraved “George Gibbs Bristol”. Unusual for a target rifle, the horn capped full pistol grip buttstock is of beautifully figured and streaked Circassian walnut, and measures 14-1/8″ over original case hardened steel buttplate. There is a vacant silver oval on toe line. Point pattern checkering is at about 24 LPI with mullered borders. Forend attaches to bbl with side nail through steel escutcheons, as is found only on very early Gibbs rifles, and ends in a horn tip. Front position vernier target sights mount to base attached to top tang, and are housed in early type black leather case embossed in gold “Metford Rifle Sights G. Gibbs, Bristol”, and lined with purple velvet and cloth. This is the most complete set of early sights known, containing vernier staff stamped “George Gibbs Bristol” and “92” with inset platinum side engraved in degrees of elevation, for sighting radius of 38.7″ which is the correct radius for this rifle, and a 1.2″ diameter eye cup. Also included in case is a screw adjustable front sight with platinum vernier which takes interchangeable front sight apertures. It seems Gibbs numbered these as to type, and a no. 3 post is in place in the sight. Also in the case are 8 additional apertures, numbered between 7 and 14. There is a place in the case for a Halford type front which does not appear to have ever been supplied with this rifle. Oak case with reinforcing brass straps at corners, has key lock and strap closure. Straps are held in place by large brass staples. There are remnants of an old paper label on top, inscribed in what appears to be Sanskrit. Unlined interior has many reinforcing blocks with paper “George Gibbs” label on lid. Case contains a pewter oil bottle and a small leather strap, probably the carrying handle. Weight of rifle: 9 lbs ll oz. CONDITION: Excellent, as found. Bbl retains 85 – 90% orig lustrous blue, most loss due to 6″ area in front of forend on lower right side of bbl where some rust has been cleaned, with some light pitting left behind, and blue thinned. Action retains 95% orig case hardening color, most loss being silvering of opening lever, and drag mark from safety. Stocks retain nearly all of their orig finish, with numerous small marks from handling and use over the years. Checkering is excellent with some minor compressions and a few missing diamonds. Buttplate retains 80 – 90% orig case hardening color with some browning and silvering toward heel. Bore is excellent, bright and shiny, nearly perfect. Action is crisp. Safety works. Sight box has small crack on top lid, and a few very small chips in leather. “Bristol” is missing its last two letters. Interior velvet is very fine with some staining from contact with sights. Silk in lid has some marks, mostly from contact with eye cup when attached to staff. Wooden case is good, with area on left bottom about 8″ x 14″ with termite damage, and this area corresponds to area of rusting on bbl. Straps are good. Interior label is missing bits and pieces which looks like silverfish damage, but is mostly readable. Oil bottle is excellent. Possibly the finest Gibb’s long range rifle in existence. 4-41817 MGM28 (27,500-37,500)

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*EXCEPTIONAL THOMAS BLAND TANG SAFETY FARQUHARSON BIG GAME RIFLE. SN 16340. Cal. .577 Nitro Express. 30″ Round bbl with heavy reinforce at breech is engraved “THOMAS BLAND & SONS. 2. KING WILLIAM ST. STRAND. LONDON” on top, along with “WINNERS OF THE 1885 AMERICAN RIFLE TRIALS” on reinforce. One standing, three folding leaf express rear sight is dovetailed through block on rear of bbl. Standing 100 yard leaf is engraved “100 yds” and “Kynochs Ctge”. Top folding leaf is engraved “200 Yds”, “Cordite 75. Grns” and “Nickel Bullet 650 Grns”. Other leaves are marked for 300 and 400 yards. Unusual silver bead front sight is dovetailed through low ramp with tightening screw to allow for windage adjustment. Bottom of bbl is stamped with Birmingham proofs for “577 Express”, and “Cordite 75 Gr” and “Ball 650 Gr MAXm”. Bbl is also marked with Krupp 3-ring logo and steel designation, Saur caveman logo, and SN. Large case hardened PD Farquharson action with non-automatic tang safety (SAFE inlaid in silver) is stippled over top ring with vine and flower border engraving. “Thomas Bland & Sons.” is engraved on each side of action. SN is on grip, and stamped into face of action. Lightly fiddle-figured European walnut full pistol grip buttstock measures 13-7/8″ over black Decelerator pad with steel capped full pistol grip sling loop, 24 LPI flat top point pattern checkering with mullered borders, and vacant silver shield on toe line. Matching forend has horn tip, and attaches to bbl with engraved screw through plain diamond-shaped escutcheon. Drop at heel: approx 2-3/4″, drop at comb: approx 2″. Weight: 9 lbs. 5 oz, LOP 13-7/8″. CONDITION: Excellent, all original except pad. Bbl retains nearly all of its blue. Action retains nearly all of its hardened case color, turning to brown and gray on tangs, bottom of lever. There are a few small marks on left side of action. Stocks retain nearly all their orig oil finish. Checkering slightly worn and dirty. Bore is excellent, bright and shiny, no hint of any erosion. An exceptional large caliber cordite rifle, very few were originally manufactured, and most were used up in the far corners of the world. Finding any example, in this condition, is very unusual. 4-41819 MGM26 (15,000-20,000)

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*UNIQUE PARKER HALE MINIATURE FARQUHARSON STALKING RIFLE WITH SCOPE. SN 28503. Cal. 22 Hornet. This delightful little rifle built on the exceedingly rare Jeffery PD type Rook action is fitted with 24-3/4″ unusual ovate to round tapered bbl, has sleeved-on sling loop, and front sight block. Raised portion of bbl at breech is fitted with Parker Hale dovetailed scope bases. Left side of bbl is engraved “Specially Made for the .22 Cal. Super – Speed Hornet Cartridge.” Right side of bbl is stamped with Birmingham nitro proofs and “00225” in very small numbers. Bottom of bbl, in front of forend, is stamped with SN. Case hardened miniature action features pivoting side safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), and is engraved with nearly full coverage of extremely well cut shaded scroll with rose bouquet highlights, and rope-work borders. “Parker – Hale.” is inlaid in gold in arched rectangle on left side of action. Small makers logo “L” within a crown (Lummerzheim) is on upper left side of action. Wal Winfer in BRITISH SINGLE SHOT RIFLES, volume 3 on pp. 44-45 states many times that this action is very rare, and that at the time of the writing of this book, he had never been fortunate enough to have examined a small framed Jeffery. He estimates production by Jeffery as possibly as few as ten, and other makers: none observed. Classically shaped, finely streaked, and full fiddle-figured Circassian walnut full pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/4″ over nicely shaped and checkered wood butt. Stock features drop points, steel grip cap, classic shadow line right hand cheekpiece, and 24 LPI point pattern flat top checkering with mullered borders. There is a sling eye on toe line. Matching forend has horn tip, and attaches to bbl with engraved screw through diamond escutcheon. Ajack 2.4 X 56 Scope with heavy post and crosshair reticle is in Parker Hale QD mounts, and is engraved on right side “Made in Germany”. There is no evidence that any other sights were ever installed on this rifle. Drop at heel with scope: Approx 2-7/8″, drop at comb with scope: Approx 2-1/4″. Weight without scope: 6 lbs. 0 oz, Weight with scope: 6 lbs. 9 oz. LOP 14-1/4″. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbl retains 98% orig blue, silvering slightly at muzzle. Action retains 90 – 95% orig vivid case hardening color, silvering on tangs, high edges, and bottom of operating lever. Stock retains virtually all of its finish, with a few minor compressions, and marks. Checkering is excellent, with slight wear. Bore is excellent, bright and shiny, with some slight frosting in throat. Safety does not remain in top detent. Scope is excellent, optics clear. A great handling little rifle. 4-41818 MGM25 (12,500-17,500)

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*DIMINUTIVE WESTLEY RICHARDS SINGLE SHOT BOXLOCK STALKING RIFLE WITH SCOPE. SN 8973. Cal. 22 Hornet. 27″ Tapered octagon barrel with matted top flat is engraved “Westley Richards & Co. Ltd” and stamped “Hornet 22” on top left flat. Claw mount bases are dovetailed through, as are one standing, two folding leaf express rear sight, marked for 50, 100, and 150 yards, and silver square bead front sight. Bottom of bbl is stamped with Birmingham nitro proofs, marked for 297/ 250 EX (original caliber), and “cordite” “2-5/8 50 Max”, along with SN. Tiny scallop-backed boxlock single shot action features Westley Richards pivoting top lever working two under-bolts, ejector, automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), and bushed striker. Action is engraved with about 60% coverage well cut English scroll. “Westley Richards & Co” is in scrolled ribands on either side. Scroll engraved small trigger guard extends to horn grip cap. Beautifully marbled and nicely fiddle-figured Circassian walnut full pistol grip buttstock measures 14-3/8″ over skip-line checkered wood butt. Point pattern checkering is at about 22 LPI with line and broadly mullered borders. Silver oval on toe line is engraved with initials “ACW”. Matching semi wrap-around forend has spring detent fastener. Hensoldt Diatal – D 4 X Dural rail scope with duplex reticle, has engraved steel see-through claw mounts. Drop at heel: approx 2-7/8″, drop at comb: approx 1-1/2″. Weight: 5 lbs. 4 oz, LOP 14-3/8″. CONDITION: Excellent. Rifle appears to be a factory conversion of an older Rook rifle that was in stock. Bbl retains 95% orig blue, silvered slightly on sharp edges and muzzle. Sights and claw bases retain most of their bright blue. Action retains 80 – 90% case color, silvering and browning slightly at bottom and right side. Floorplate retains most of its charcoal blue, as does top lever. Trigger guard retains nearly all of its blue. Stocks retain nearly all of their orig finish with numerous small marks and compressions from handling and use over the years. Checkering is excellent, with one or two missing diamonds. There is an incipient crack behind right side of top tang. Scope is very fine, with some mars in lacquer, and silvered on rear rail. Optics are clear. Re-lined bbl is very fine, with a few small pits toward breech. Bbl is off-face, and action exhibits vertical looseness. Ejector works. A dainty little rifle in need of a simple re-joint. 4-41129 MGM23 (2,500-3,500)

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*DAN’L FRASER SINGLE SHOT MARTINI ACTION VARMINT RIFLE. SN 6019. Cal. 5.6 x 50 R. 22-3/4″ Heavy tapered round bbl is fitted with quarter rib, dovetailed along top edges for scope mounting. Top of rib is engraved “Dan’l Fraser” and “Mod MCCXV”. Right side of bbl is stamped with 1995 London nitro proofs for 5.6 x 50 R. Blued Martini action has full coverage of exceptionally well cut large shaded open flowing scroll. Trigger guard is engraved with SN, and various English proofs are on upper right side. Beautifully marbled stump European walnut pistol grip buttstock measures 14-3/8″ over ribbed horn buttplate. Stock is very crisply sculpted with modern renditions of large shadow line Monte Carlo comb transitioning into right hand cheekpiece. Grip cap is of horn. Long matching forend has horn tip and attaches to bbl with screw through round brass escutcheon. Weight: 8 lbs. 2 oz, LOP 14-3/8″. CONDITION: Excellent, as built. Bbl retains all of its purple hued blue, and action essentially all of its blue, with case color hardening intact on breech block. Stocks retain virtually all of their very fine finish, with only one or two very minor, almost unnoticeable, marks. Bore is excellent. 4-42130 MGM115 (2,000-3,000)

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EXCEPTIONALLY FINE CUSTOM MADE ALEXANDER HENRY TYPE PERCUSSION HUNTING/ TARGET RIFLE. SN 6. Cal. 451. 31″ Tapered, slightly swamped, octagon custom made bbl (consignor states: by noted riflemaker Ken Owen) with meticulous 7-groove Alexander Henry rifling. Top flat is engraved “Jim Stump Yakima Wa.” and “Cal. 451”. Front sight is a Lyman 17 dovetailed through front of bbl. Bbl is fitted with under-rib, and two ramrod pipes, rearmost with sling eye, holding brass tipped oak ramrod with provision under knurled cap on tail for installing cleaning brushes. Inlaid gold band is at rear of bbl. Case hardened breech plug is scroll engraved. Nicely filed and shaped breech iron has Lyman type folding rear sight installed at tail of tang. Custom made lock has correctly filed Alexander Henry style hammer, with tall checkered spur. Case hardened trigger plate has classic pineapple finial. Blued steel trigger guard has scrolled extension to form pistol grip, with SN on tang. All metal parts, exclusive of bbl, are engraved with about 40% coverage beautifully cut and shaded classic medium scroll. Engraver’s signature “R. Evans” is on bottom of lockplate at left rear of hammer. Beautifully in-letted, crisply shaped, and meticulously oil finished, dense walnut stock measures 13-3/4″ over steel buttplate with “widow’s peak.” Sling eye is on toe line. Stock is fitted with finely shaped horn forend tip, classically filed case hardened tail pipe, and shaped steel escutcheons for side nail. Classic checkering is cleanly cut at 18 LPI with mullered borders. Consignor states stock was the work of Mr. Don Brown. Drop at heel: approx 2″, drop at comb: approx 1-1/4″. Weight: 9 lbs. 3 oz, LOP 13-3/4″. CONDITION: Excellent. Metal retains nearly all its orig finish with a few minor marks, and some discoloration at front of lockplate and head of hammer. Stock is nearly as new with one or two minor very light marks. Bore is excellent. Lock is crisp. 4-41784 MGM76 (5,000-7,000)

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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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MASSIVE WESTLEY RICHARDS TOP LEVER HAMMER DOUBLE RIFLE WITH CASE. SN 12213. (ca. 1872) Cal. 8 Bore (.842 Groove diameter). 4″ Chambers. This hefty and interesting large bore rifle features 26″ fine Damascus barrels with high, broad, flat top rib with Westley Richards patent doll’s head extension. Rib is engraved “Westley Richards. 170. New Bond St. London.” and “Whitworth Patent” referring to the distinctive 8-groove rifling of this rifle. Rear sights are 3 leaves with platinum lines marked for 100, 200, and 300 yards which all lie flush with the rib. Silver front bead is longitudinally dovetailed into matted portion of raised front rib. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with Birmingham black powder proofs, SN, “W R”, and “J.P” (James Purdey ?). Bottom of loop is stamped “W H”. Block for mounting sling eye is soldered into bottoms of bbls, eye has been removed. Extractor is stamped with SN. Large “crab-joint” bar-in-wood action has one-piece firing pins and Westley Richards patent pivoting top lever. Breechface is stamped “Westley Richards Patent 2076” which refers to this locking system. Front action locks have front sliding safeties with broad flat pinfire type hammers. Centered firing pins are actually struck by the breast of the dolphin heads. All metal parts are engraved with very nicely executed medium shaded scroll, at about 40% coverage. Hammer heads are engraved as stylized dolphins. “Westley Richards” is engraved on each lockplate. Trigger plate finial is fully engraved with spiked termination. Blued steel trigger guard is engraved with a fairly good rendition, for the period, of an elephant in tropical setting on bow, with SN and scroll on tang which extends to horn grip cap. Dense, lightly streaked, and slightly figured European walnut full pistol grip buttstock measures 14-7/8″ over Silvers type pad with horn plate. Stock features drop points, and beaded shadow line classic cheekpiece for right handed shooter. Coarse checkering is at approx. 16 LPI with mullered borders. Splinter forend has shaped horn tip with wood and checkering matching buttstock, and attaches to bbl with side nail through oval silver escutcheons. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 15 lbs. 7 oz, LOP 14-7/8″. Unmarked leather trunk case has decorative embossing on lid, and brass key lock stamped “Secure Patent”. Interior is lined with green cloth, and contains Parker Hale marked square oil bottle, and two keys. CONDITION: Very fine, as refurbished. Bbls retain 90 – 95% of a correctly colored re-brown with good definition to Damascus pattern. Engraving is slightly washed, and there are a number of fairly deep marks across rear portion of rib and express sights, which were there before the re-brown. Extractor limit screw is missing. Bores are excellent, bright, and shiny with a few very minor small pits towards muzzles. Actions, locks, and hammers show traces of orig case color in protected areas, but are mostly pewter gray showing evidence of cleaning during time past. Traces of bright blue are on safeties. Trigger guard has most of an old charcoal re-blue, with engraving slightly washed. Screw slots show considerable use. Pivot screw is a replacement, as is the screw securing grip cap. Wood is sound, and shows most of an old refinish, with one small patch, probably original, on right side of buttstock behind grip cap. Small incipient crack about 1/4″ long behind each lockplate. “Crab-joint” is in excellent condition. Forend has a repair approx 3″ long by 3/8″ high on left side above escutcheon. As said before, bores are excellent. Action has a hint of looseness with forend removed, but feels tight with forend in place. Locks are crisp. Safeties will not engage, possibly rendered inoperable by someone hunting big game who didn’t want the possibility of their being locked at the moment of truth. Case leather is a pleasing brown with numerous scuffs and marks. Corners of top have opened, and could use some stitching and re-stabilization. Straps and handle are recent well done replacements. New interior cloth is very fine with a few marks from contact with gun. Oil bottle is slightly frosted. A very fine example of a high quality dangerous game rifle from the 1870’s by one of the acknowledged bests. 4-41863 MGM5 (25,000-35,000)

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HOLLAND AND HOLLAND 8 BORE HAMMER UNDER-LEVER DOUBLE RIFLE WITH CASE. SN 5927. Cal. 8 Bore..848 Bore diameter. 3-1/4″ Chambers. 11-Groove Enfield type rifling. 26″ Three-stripe Damascus bbls have high flat matted full length rib with dolls head extension, which is engraved “Holland & Holland. 98. New Bond St. London” on top, along with large gold inlaid no. “2”. Single standing wide V-notch rear sight is dovetailed through rib, and fine silver bead front is longitudinally dovetailed into end. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with London proofs for 8 bore, and with SNs. Large sling eye is installed on bottom rib. Robust Jones under-lever (lever over guard) action has nicely filed fences with gold inlaid no. “2” on top strap. Peninsula back action locks have round bodied serpentine rebounding hammers. Action, lockplates and hammers have about 50% coverage of well cut scroll engraving with floral and acanthus highlights. Hammers have stylized dolphin heads. Left side of action is engraved “Charge 8 to 10 Drams Case 3-1/4 Inches”. Scroll engraved trigger guard has SN on tang which is also engraved “2”, and extends to engraved steel grip cap. Streaked and lightly figured thin-shell walnut full pistol grip buttstock measures 14-7/8″ over checkered horn buttplate with widow’s peak, and features beaded shadow line right hand cheekpiece, and nicely cut 18 LPI flat top checkering with mullered borders. Sling eye and vacant silver oval are on toe line. Matching splinter forend has inset horn tip and fastens to bbls with side nail through engraved oval steel escutcheons. Drop at heel: approx 2-1/8″, drop at comb: approx 1-5/8″. Weight: 15 lbs. 11.8 oz, LOP 14-7/8″. Custom oak and leather case has brass corners. Interior is lined in maroon cloth with large paper H & H label in lid, and contains custom made walnut and brass accessories, 3-pc cleaning rod, turnscrew, and oil bottle. Covered compartment with brass knob contains the key. Maroon Cordura outer cover with black nylon straps and velcro and zipper closure is embroidered “Acusport”. PROVENANCE: Factory email from H & H including copy of ledger page showing rifle was finished Feb. 16, 1880 for the Nawab of Bahawalpur (Part of modern day Pakistan), and Australian import documents. CONDITION: Excellent, as competently and carefully restored. Bbls retain nearly all of a good quality re-brown with good definition to pattern. Rib matting and engraving is somewhat washed. Action and locks show nearly all of a nicely colored re-hardening which is silvered on high points, and is quite pleasing. All engraving has been picked up, and many pins (screws) have been competently replaced. Excellent quality reproduction buttstock and forend retain essentially all of their satin hand rubbed oil finish, with one or two very minor marks. Great attention has been paid to details of inletting, shaping and checkering. Action is tight. Bbls are slightly off face. Bores are fine, with strong rifling, and lightly pitted throughout. Still quite shootable. Side nail is a bit loose. Locks are crisp. Case and accessories are excellent. A completely reconditioned big bore, ready for your next safari. 4-41965 MGM113 (20,000-30,000)

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*MONUMENTAL CLAYTON NELSON CUSTOM FARQUHARSON SINGLE SHOT DANGEROUS GAME RIFLE WITH CASE. SN 49. Cal. 700 Nitro express. This massive creation, by a gunsmith renown for a kaleidoscope of interesting and unusual guns, weighs over 16 pounds, barely ample weight for a cartridge that develops almost 9000 foot pounds of energy at muzzle. Consignor states that “Clayton Nelson built the barrel action. His son Lars did the sight work, stocked the rifle, and completed it. Engraving was done (and sign) by James White, Wasilla, Alaska. Recoil pad elephant hide.” This fine rifle has 28″ tapered round bbl with 4-1/4″ reinforced portion at breech which measures 1.6″ in diameter. Muzzle diameter is 1.03″. Bbl is fitted with well filed and nicely matted quarter rib with scroll engraved accents to attaching screws. One standing, two folding leaf express sight with inlaid gold lines is marked for 25 and 50 yards, and is dove-tailed through raised ovoid island at front portion of rib. Silver bead front sight with flip-up ivory night sight, is longitudinally dovetailed into ramp base which matches transition of quarter rib. There are one inch triangles of scroll engraving either side of front sight base at muzzle, and rear of quarter rib at breech. Left side of breech reinforce is inlaid in gold with “.700 Nitro Express”. Wide sling loop is milled integrally into bottom of bbl. This fine bbl is mated to custom made over sized tang safety Farquharson action which is 1.792″ wide and over 3″ high. Action is coin finished. Trigger plate is rust-blued. Trigger is heat-blued. Operating lever is case hardened. Sides of action are engraved with beautifully cut shaded open scroll, framing Bulino vignettes of big game; a quartering cape buffalo in thick cover on right side, and huge tusker in savanna on left. Engraver’s signature “J. White” is on right side of receiver at lower right over scroll. Trigger plate is milled and filed in classic Farquharson manner. SN is inlaid in gold on lower tang which extends to engraved steel grip cap. Blued tang safety button is nicely checkered, and “Safe” is inlaid in gold. Exceptionally fine, dense, beautifully marbled and figured Circassian walnut buttstock measures 14-7/8″ over black elephant hide covered pad. Stock features large classic shadow line right hand cheekpiece, sling swivel eye set into boss on toe line of stock, and cleanly cut 20 LPI point pattern checkering with mullered borders. Matching forend attaches to recoil boss on bbl with screw through engraved diamond escutcheon, and features wrap-around checkering, borderless checkered pattern in front of action transition, and large horn tip. Drop at heel: Approx 2-3/8″, drop at comb: Approx 2″. Weight: 16 lbs. 4 oz, LOP 14-7/8″. Large oak and leather full length case with brass corners and other hardware is lined in burgundy cloth, with 5 covered compartments. Covers are oak with brass knobs, and contain 3 cartridges, cleaning equipment, sling, and the key. Plaque is mounted inside with information on 700 H & H cartridge. CONDITION: Excellent, nearly as new. There is some slight discoloration on left side of action in the area of the elephant’s forehead. There are one or two very minor marks on stock. Case is excellent. An exceptional rifle in the biggest express caliber of all time. 4-41122 MGM8 (25,000-35,000)

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*ARMY AND NAVY BOXLOCK EJECTOR DOUBLE RIFLE. SN 47019. Cal. .500 Nitro Express. 24″ Chopper lump barrels with wide flat partially matted rib are inlaid in gold “Army & Navy C.S.L. London.” on the rib. Tops of bbls are engraved “500 3 Inch Cartridge Solid Taper Case” and “80 Grns Cordite .570 Grn Soft Nose Nickel Bullet”. Rear express sight with one standing and two folding leaves is marked for 100, 200, and 300 yards. White porcelain bead front sight it longitudinally dovetailed into matted base. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 500 express, 80 grains of cordite, and 570 grain bullet. PHV – 1 action has non-automatic safety (“Safe” in red enamel on small silver bar dovetailed through tang), bushed strikers, and double triggers. Case hardened action is engraved with about 30% coverage of nicely cut scroll with geometric borders. “Army & Navy C. S. L.” is inlaid in gold on each side. Floorplate, top lever, and trigger guard are also scroll engraved. SN is inlaid in gold on trigger guard tang which extends to engraved steel grip cap. Dense, stump figured walnut full pistol grip buttstock measures 14-9/16″ over black leather covered pad, and features 20 LPI checkering with double line border. Matching splinter ejector forend has pivoting front lever release. Drop at heel: 2-7/16″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 12 lbs. 1 oz, LOP 14-9/16″. CONDITION: Excellent, as completely refurbished. Bbls were originally 26″ but have been professionally shortened and re-regulated, and retain 85-90% fine London quality re-blue, thinning and browning toward rear from handling and use, silvering at muzzles. Action retains 80% correctly colored re-case hardening. Engraving remains sharp. Well done, correctly shaped, newly made stocks retain most of their finish, with numerous marks, commensurate with remainder of gun. Action has just a hint of looseness, and a glimmer of light shows on breech faces, but feels tight with forend on. Ejectors are in time. Bores are very fine with strong rifling, showing slight throat erosion and some frosting at breech end, with very slight ring about 1″ in front of chamber of right bbl. An exceptionally fine working rifle in a highly sought after caliber. 4-40948 MGM172 (15,000-20,000)

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*MANTON AND COMPANY BOXLOCK DOUBLE RIFLE WITH CASE. SN 8366. Cal. .470 Nitro express. 24″ Chopper lump bbls with full length serrated top rib with square shouldered dolls head extension, are engraved “Manton & Co. Gunmakers London & Calcutta 470 3-1/4 Solid Metal Case” on top of left bbl, and “By Appointment to H.E. The Viceroy” and “75 Grs Cordite 500 Grs Bullet” on top of right bbl. Rib is fitted with one standing, two folding leaf express rear sight with gold inlaid lines marked for 100, 200, and 300 yards. Silver bead front sight with flip-up porcelain night bead is longitudinally dovetailed into raised front portion of rib. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 470 express and with SN. Sling eye is attached to bottom rib. Blued Webley long bar boxlock action is fitted with automatic safety (SAFE relief engraved on rectangular gold plate). Action features pivoting third fastener, bushed strikers, and double triggers. Action is engraved with about 60% coverage well cut shaded scroll. “Manton & Company” is on both sides. Scroll engraved trigger guard has SN on tang, which extends to engraved steel grip cap. Nicely streaked flesh-toned European walnut pistol grip buttstock measures 14-7/8″ over Silvers type pad, and features shadow line right hand cheekpiece, 24 LPI point pattern checkering with mullered borders, as well as sling eye and silver oval engraved “F. J. M.” on toe line. Matching splinter forend has forward pivoting lever release. Drop at heel: 2-11/16″, drop at comb: 1-11/16″. Weight: 10 lbs. 14.7 oz, LOP 14-7/8″. Makers oak and leather case with shaped brass corners is embossed “S. G. Dayton. Media. PA” on lid. Interior is lined with maroon cloth with paper Manton & Co label. Accessories include 2-pc brass cleaning rod with bulbous ebony head, ebony handled chamber brush, square oil bottle, pair of snap caps, leather wallet with pull-through cleaner, various jags and brushes, and the key. There is also a target showing two bullet holes almost touching, and stating that they were shot with this rifle, using 500 grain trophy bonded Federal cartridges. CONDITION: Good. Bbls retain nearly all of a good quality rust blue, engraving considerably washed. Bbl matting is still good. All other metal parts retain most of a re-blue, which has silvered considerably on top lever and grip, again engraving washed. Stocks retain most of an old oil finish, edges somewhat rounded. Checkering is slightly worn and dirty. Pad is relatively new. Bores are excellent, sharp and bright. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Case leather is dark brown, showing cracking and rubs, has been stabilized. Straps and handle are good quality replacements. Interior cloth is fine, discolored and with some areas worn through from contact with bbls. Label is foxed, with a few cracks and rubs. Partitions are tight. Accessories are good. This would be a very good working rifle for Africa, in what is acknowledged as one of the best cartridges for dangerous game. 4-41963 MGM114 (12,500-17,500)

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*CHARLES LANCASTER GRADE C BOXLOCK DANGEROUS GAME DOUBLE RIFLE. SN 13633. (ca 1913) Cal. 450/ 400 3-1/4″ nitro express. 28″ Chopper lump bbls with quarter rib, are engraved “Charles Lancaster.” on mid rib in front of quarter rib transition. Tops of bbls are engraved “For Cordite” and “.450/ 400. 3-1/4 Case”. Top of quarter rib is matted and fitted with one standing, two folding U-notch express sight. Red enameled silver bead front is longitudinally dovetailed into front ramp with transition mimicking that of quarter rib. Bbl flats are stamped with Birmingham nitro proofs for 400 express, and “Cordite 60 – 400 Max”. Flats are also stamped with SN and engraved “Grade C”. Webley no. “61892” is stamped on loop. Robust Webley long bar boxlock action features non-automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), square shouldered dolls head third fastener with pivoting bolt. bushed strikers and double triggers. Water table is stamped with proofs, SNs, and is engraved “Grade C”. Action is engraved with about 60% coverage very well cut open shaded scroll. “C. Lancaster.” is engraved on each side. Blued floorplate, top lever, and trigger guard are also scroll engraved. SN is on trigger guard tang, which extends to engraved steel grip cap. Lightly marbled, nicely colored European walnut full pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over Silvers type pad, and features drop points and classic shadow line right hand cheekpiece. 22 LPI point pattern checkering has mullered borders. Matching short splinter forend has Anson release. Drop at heel: approx 2-7/8″, drop at comb: approx 1-5/8″. Weight: 11 lbs. 7 oz, LOP 14-1/2″. CONDITION: Very good. Bbls retain nearly all of a high quality re-black. Engraving is left sharp. Action is mostly gray to brown patina with traces of color visible in protected areas. Floorplate, trigger guard, and top lever retain most of their re-blue, engraving somewhat washed, especially on trigger guard tang. Buttstock retains most of an old rubbed oil finish, edges still relatively sharp. Checkering has been re-cut. Forend tip is slightly loose in its inletting. Bores are good, strong rifling, dark in grooves. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. A great working rifle that you wouldn’t have to worry about on safari. 4-41877 MGM87 (12,500-17,500)

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VERY FINE ALEXANDER HENRY HAMMER UNDER LEVER DOUBLE RIFLE WITH ORIGINAL CASE AND ACCESSORIES. SN 6673. Cal. 450 BPE. 28″ Steel dovetailed bbls have “Alex’r. Henry, Edinburgh and London.” and “Maker to Their Royal Highness’ The Prince of Wales & Duke of Edinburgh” on uncut portion of full length flat file cut rib. One standing, one folding leaf express rear sight with inset ivory triangle on matted standing leaf, is dovetailed through rib. Long silver bead front is longitudinally dovetailed into slightly raised front of rib. Bbl flats are stamped with SN, “AH”, “S” in oval, and “325”, probably the bullet weight for which the rifle is regulated. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with London black powder proofs for 450 express. Sling loop is affixed to bottom rib. Rounded bar Jones under-lever case hardened action has finely filed fences. Back action rebounding peninsula locks have round bodied serpentine hammers with high spurs. Front acting sliding safeties engage hammers in down, rebounded position. Action, lockplates, and hammers are engraved with well cut small English scroll. “Alex’r Henry” is in riband at center of each lockplate. SN is on trigger guard at grip. Dark, intricately marbled, and lightly figured Circassian walnut full pistol grip buttstock measures 15-1/8″ over Silvers type pad with “widow’s peak”. Stock features typical Alexander Henry narrow beaded shadow line right hand cheekpiece, case hardened trap engraved steel grip cap, 26 LPI checkering with mullered borders, and with sling eye and gold oval engraved “G.G.H. 29th June 1893″ on toe line. Matching splinter forend has pivoting forward lever release. Drop at heel: Approx 3″, drop at comb: Approx 1-13/16″. Weight: 8 lbs. 15.7 oz, LOP 15-1/8”. Original makers oak and leather case with brass corners has “G. G. H. Scots Guards” embossed on lid. Interior is lined with scarlet cloth with gold embossed black leather Alexander Henry label, under an area where another label has been removed. Case contains steel bullet mold, stamped “7259”, casting a 420 diameter .910 long multi-grooved bullet, Hawksley marked round oil bottle, ebony-handled striker key, large ebony-handled turnscrew, and another marked Edward & Sons, Deeley type powder measure, bone-handled cleaning brush, “.450” marked stuck case extractor, pair of snap caps which appear to be for .280 Ross, ebony striker block, and a bone striker bottle containing replacement strikers and nipples, which appear to be for this rifle. Also included is unusual, and what appears to be original, rawhide carrying sling. CONDITION: Excellent, essentially as found. Bbls retain 90 – 95% orig blue, silvered at bottoms of muzzles, and thinning along sides from normal handling and use. Action, lockplates and hammers retain 85 – 90% orig case hardening colors, silvered on fences, bottom of action, operating lever, and tails of lockplates. Safeties retain most of their orig fire-blue, but silvered on thumb pieces. Stocks retain nearly all their orig finish, which is a bit dry, and has a few normal handling marks and knocks. Pad is a recent well done replacement, and needs a bit more polishing. Checkering has slight wear. Minor chip is behind left lockplate. Henry rifled bores are nearly flawless. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Locks are crisp. Case leather has been stabilized with brown paint showing numerous marks under paint, with a few scuffs and small marks after stabilization. Interior cloth is very good with normal staining and a few rubs from contact with gun. Unknown label is missing above orig Henry label, in lid. Partitions are tight. Block, at rear of butt, has been removed to accommodate extra length of added pad, but is present in case. Accessories are very fine. Mold is excellent but missing nose pins. An exceptionally fine example of the work of this highly regarded rifle maker. 4-41134 MGM50 (6,000-12,000)

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LORD RIPON’S J. PURDEY DOUBLE EXPRESS RIFLE. SN 10375. (1879) Cal..450 BPE. All of Lord Ripon’s guns which have come to light show evidence of heavy use, and this rifle is no exception. It is, however, the first rifle made for this famous outdoorsman to come to auction. 28″ Barrels appear to be steel, and of an unusual combination of shoe lump and dovetailed construction. Full length file cut flat rib is engraved “J. Purdey & Sons. 314-1/2. Oxford Street. London.” on unmatted portion. Single standing express rear sight is dovetailed through rib, and is stamped “5”. Bead front sight is longitudinally dovetailed into end of rib. Bbl flats are stamped with London black powder proofs. Bottoms of bbls have SN and bbl makers initials “GA” (George Aston, Purdey head barrel maker). Lever over guard action has finely filed fences, side clips, and was originally fitted with sliding third fastener. Non-rebounding back action island locks have front acting safety bolts. Rounded hammers have high spurs. Actions, lockplates and hammers are engraved with well cut Purdey house style rose bouquet and scroll in the style originated by noted Purdey engraver J. Lucas, who was probably responsible for this work. “J. Purdey & Sons” is engraved on each lockplate. Trigger guard is engraved with SN and scroll on tang which extends to steel grip cap. Very finely marbled and figured European walnut pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over checkered steel buttplate, with charge information engraved on butt. Stock features typical Purdey long beaded shadow line right handed cheekpiece, 20 LPI flat top checkering, and a silver oval on toe line engraved with a stag passant standing on crown, surmounted by crown of a marquis. Splinter forend has Deeley release stamped “Patent” with inset horn tip. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 8 lbs. 6 oz, LOP 14-1/2″. PROVENANCE: Factory email with specifications, denoting that it was completed May 1879 for the Marquis of Ripon. CONDITION: Fair. Bbls retain most of an old re-black, over numerous areas of pitting. Engraving is washed, as are edges and file cutting of rib. Action is cleaned to pewter gray with light pinprick pitting overall. Buttstock shows considerable wear but with remnants of orig finish, and numerous marks, dents and knocks from handling and use. Forend is a replacement with pieces of wood added at sides to fit bbl. Jones under-lever is also a replacement. Bbl lumps have been re-shaped to accommodate this new lever. Sliding third fastener mechanism has been removed. Action is tight. Bbls are on face, but lever engages well beyond stop on trigger guard. Bores are fair, with fairly strong rifling, but with numerous pits throughout. Locks are crisp. Safeties engage at half cock. A grand old historically important rifle, worthy of restoration. It is interesting to speculate how many stags were downed by Lord Ripon. A look at his game book may enlighten us. 4-41848 MGM10 (15,000-25,000)

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HOLLAND AND HOLLAND BEST HAMMER UNDER-LEVER DOUBLE RIFLE. SN 12060. (ca. 1888) Cal. .450 BPE. 26″ Dovetailed steel bbls have flat full length rib, file cut at rear behind one standing, three folding leaf express sight, marked for 50, and 150, 200, 300, and 400 yards. Silver bead front with flip-up moon sight is longitudinally dovetailed into slightly raised portion of rib. Top of bbls are engraved “Holland & Holland. 98 New Bond Street. London.” and “Winners of All the “Field” Rifle Trials. London.” Bbl flats are stamped with London black powder proofs for 450 express, and “T317”. Bottoms of bbls are also stamped with proofs, SNs and “GL”. Round bodied Jones under-lever action has very fine elliptically filed fences, and side clips. Holland signature long tang extends over comb. Peninsula back action locks are fitted with rear mounted safeties, and have flat bodied serpentine rebounding hammers with tall checkered spurs. Action, lockplates, and hammers are engraved with nicely cut shaded scroll. Left side of action is engraved “Charge 4 Drams, Case 3-1/4 Ins.” Lockplates are engraved “Holland & Holland” which is partially obscured by safeties. Hammers have stylized dolphin heads. Steel trigger guard has SN on tang which extends to engraved steel grip cap. Very fine dark-veined and full fiddle-figured Circassian walnut full pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over Silvers plate with rubber portion replaced by nicely shaped oak butt with some grooves and carved initial “R”. Stock features classic shadow line right hand cheekpiece, and point pattern 26 LPI checkering with mullered borders in classic Holland style. Vacant silver oval is behind grip cap. Matching splinter forend has Anson release with SN on iron. Drop at heel: approx 2-3/4″, drop at comb: approx 1-7/8″. Weight: 8 lbs. 8 oz, LOP 14-1/2″. 1121 CONDITION: Fine, as refinished. Bbls retain 40 – 50% what may be their orig blue, over areas of pinprick pitting, and silvered considerably at carry points. All other metal parts have been re-color hardened, and retain most of that color, silvered considerably on top and bottom tangs, and rear of lockplates. Engraving is slightly washed. Stocks retain most of an oil finish over many minor marks and dings, edges slightly rounded. Checkering has been correctly re-cut, except on forend where borders of central diamond have been very deeply cut. Bores are good, rifling strong, frosted throughout, and somewhat pitted toward breech ends. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Locks are crisp. Safeties work. 4-41964 MGM117 (7,000-10,000)

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*JOHN RIGBY LONDON MADE NOREEN MAGNUM 70 ACTION BIG GAME RIFLE WITH SCOPE AND CASE. SN 6932. Cal. .450 Rigby. The very last of the London production, this excellent safari rifle has 23″ Round barrel with serrated quarter rib mounting express sight with one standing, one folding gold-lined leaves, marked for 75 and 150 yards, is engraved “J. Rigby & Co. London, England.” in Gothic script on top. Sleeved-on ramp front sight base has longitudinally dovetailed large gold bead with knurled slip-on protector. Sling eye is also attached to a sleeved-on band. 1991 London proofs for .450 Rigby are stamped on right rear of bbl. Custom-made Model 70 type controlled feed magnum length square-bridge action is stamped “NOREEN” “MT” and “41” on recoil lug. “J. Rigby & Co London England” is on sidewall. Receiver ring is engraved “Rigby’s Special .450 Bore for Big Game”. Action features Model 70 style adjustable trigger, straight bolt handle with pear-shaped knob, engraved with 4 circular checkered panels and floral tip. Case hardened bolt shroud with M-70 type safety has “Safe” inlaid in gold. Action is mounted with case hardened Rigby QD tip-off mounts with lever lock, the rear dovetailed through bridge. Rings are engraved “J. Rigby & Co London” and “Cal..450 Rigby” and SN. Scope is a Schmidt & Bender 1.25 – 4 X 20 30 mm with heavy duplex reticle. One of the scopes adjustment caps is marked “Magnum”. Bottom metal with large capacity box has hinged floorplate with release button in trigger guard bow. Bottom of floorplate is gold inlaid with “Cal..450 Rigby” in circle. Gold SN is on trigger guard bow. Dense, nicely streaked, European walnut full pistol grip stock measures 14-3/8″ over black leather-covered Decelerator pad. Stock furniture includes case hardened and engraved recoil bolt, eye for sling, gold oval on toe line, and case hardened steel trap grip cap with door of trap inlaid in gold with Rigby (RR) logo. Stock features shadow line right hand cheekpiece, and 20 LPI point pattern checkering with mullered borders. Drop at heel: Approx 2″, drop at comb: Approx 1-3/4″. Weight: 10 lbs. 10 oz, without scope, LOP 14-3/8″. Huey oak and leather case with brass corners has oval brass medallion on lid, a brass Huey medallion marked with number 1423 is on front of lid. Interior is lined with blue suede. Partitions are oak trimmed with three covered compartments which have oak lids and brass knobs. There are French fitted compartments for scope, bolt, and cleaning equipment, which includes finely crafted ebony handled brass cleaning rod, turnscrew, and dust brush, as well as a brass oil bottle. Also included is a high quality stitched leather sling with QD swivels, and two keys. CONDITION: Excellent, near new. Metal retains virtually all of its crisply polished lustrous rust blue finish. Case hardened parts have all of their vivid color. Stock is excellent with very few marks, with the exception of three 1-1/4″ compressions on left side near rear of action. Bore is excellent. Scope is excellent, optics crystal clear. Case is excellent with one or two minor scuffs on leather of lid. Accessories are as new. A nicely appointed big game rifle by one of the most prestigious rifle makers of all time, just before they moved to California. 4-41120 MGM4 (18,000-25,000)

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*VERY FINE WESTLEY RICHARDS MAUSER SPORTING RIFLE WITH SCOPE AND CASE. SN 43402. Cal. 338 Win Mag. This classically appointed rifle features 25″ medium weight round bbl fitted with ramped island rear sight base, banded sling eye, and Westley Richards patent front sight base with folding hood. One standing, two folding leaf express rear sight is marked for 50, 100, and 150 yards. Silver bead front sight with flip-up moon bead is longitudinally dovetailed into ramp. Sight bases and rear of bbl are engraved with large shaded open scroll. Top of bbl is engraved “Westley Richards & Co England”. Rear of bbl is engraved “Regulated for 250 Grn. Bullet”. Birmingham nitro proofs are on rear of bbl and front of action. Standard length Mauser action features commercial type pear-shaped knob which has been bent for scope use, and swept back. Model 70 type safety is installed in case hardened bolt shroud. Custom steel drop box magnum bottom metal has hinged floorplate with release button in trigger guard bow. Action and bottom metal are engraved with nearly full coverage of large open shaded scroll. Left side of receiver ring is engraved “Westley Richards 338 Winchester Mag.” and “No 43402″. EAW Quick-Loc scope bases have been installed. Sculpted, classic, nicely streaked, and fully broad fiddle-figured European walnut full pistol grip stock measures 14-1/8″ over Silvers type pad, and features classic shadow line right hand cheekpiece, ebony forend tip, ebony plugs over stock reinforcing bolts, diamond grip, and 20 LPI point pattern checkering with mullered borders that wraps around both grip and forend. Engraved case hardened steel trap grip cap and sling eye have been fitted. Schmidt & Bender 1-1/2 6 X scope with duplex reticle is in EAW Quick-Loc rings. Drop at heel: approx 1-1/2″, drop at comb: approx 1-3/4″. Weight without scope: 9 lbs. 7 oz, LOP 14-1/8”. Full length leather case with stitched leather corners is lined in red cloth with gold embossed black leather Westley Richards label. Interior of case with 2 hinged cover compartments contains Boyt leather sling with QD swivels, bench cloth, and 2 keys. CONDITION: Excellent, essentially as new, with only a few exceptionally small marks in wood. Scope has brilliant optics with a few marks on tube and front bell. Case exterior leather has a few marks. Interior shows compressions from contact with gun, but is excellent. A fine medium game rifle. 4-41123 MGM34 (18,000-25,000)

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*MAGNIFICENT KEN HUNT ENGRAVED JOHN RIGBY SIDELOCK EJECTOR DBL RIFLE WITH CASE. SN 18299. Cal. .470, 26″ bbls, ejectors, pedestal front ramp with fine ivory bead sight, quarter rib with 3-leaf express sights with gold line and gold yardage markings. Chamber end and both side of sights, rib is engraved with bold, leafy scroll. And, reading left to right in gold, “J. RIGBY & COMPANY. LONDON. ENGLAND.” Left bbl “CAL 470 N.E.” and right bbl “500 GRAIN BULLET”. Chamber end of bbls have band of bold leafy scroll. Bbl flats have 1979 London “NITRO PROOF 470 3/4″ 14 TONS”. Bottom rib has base with 1-1/4″ swivel. Classic dipped edge sidelock receiver is engraved on both sides in gold “J. RIGBY & CO”, left plate has inlaid solid gold Bull Elephant. Right plate has inlaid solid gold Male Lion, bottom is marked “J. RIGBY & CO/LONDON” also in gold. The balance, including fences, top lever, top tang and trigger guard, are engraved with a classic intermediate relief vine and leafy scroll. Each lock plate is signed by master engraver “K.C. HUNT”. Top tang has “SAFE” in gold and lower tang has “18299” in gold. Mounted with rich marblecake walnut, tear-shaped drop points, checkered pistol grip, engraved grip cap with trapdoor, left side shadow-line cheekpiece, rare checkered rifle butt, stud with 1-1/4″ sling swivel, blank gold oval, multi-point checkered beavertail forend w/ appended metal to match body of rifle. Accompanied by leather Maker’s case with royal purple interior, proper trade label and full complement of accessories. Brown canvas and leather-trimmed cover. PROVENANCE: Robert E. Petersen Collection CONDITION: Extremely fine. Appears new and test-fired only. Bbls retain virtually all of their fine orig blue with just a couple very minor handling marks. Receiver retains virtually all of its fine orig deep case colors. Stock is sound with sharp, crisp checkering, very minor handling marks and retains all of its orig hand-rubbed oil finish. Forend is sound with sharp checkering with one tiny dent, a couple small handling marks and retains all of its orig hand-rubbed oil finish. Mechanics are crisp with non-automatic safety, strong ejectors and bright, shiny new bores. Case is like new with some minor scuffing to canvas cover. 4-42072 BDT276 (80,000-120,000)

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*FABULOUS PREATER ENGRAVED HOLLAND & HOLLAND ROYAL DELUXE DBL RIFLE WITH CASE. SN 35506. Cal. .458 WIN Mag, 24″ bbls, ejectors, reinforced muzzle, ramp mounted bead foresight w/large folding moon sight, matted quarter rib 2-leaf express rear sight, one standing, one folding, and Holland quick detach scope bases. Top rib is marked “.458 WINCHESTER MAGNUM”. Right bbl is marked “HOLLAND&HOLLAND” and left bbl “13 BRUTON STREET, LONDON”. Accompanied by “HOLLAND&HOLLAND” marked scope rings with Zeiss Diavari-za 1.5-6X42 scope with #4 Reticle, numbered to gun. Bbl flats are stamped with 1978 London “NITRO PROOF .458/MAGNUM 2-1/2″ 19.5 TONS”. The reinforced action with hand-detachable locks, gold line indicators, in-face third fastener, extended top tang, rolled-edge trigger guard, checkered articulated front trigger is engraved on left lock plate with glaring Cape Buffalo, right plate with Bull Elephant, floorplate engraved with head-on, growling male Lion. Balance is a bold, acanthus leaf scroll with chiseled relief acanthus fences, all by noted Holland engraver Ken E.Preater and so signed on the trigger plate. Top tang, top lever, and trigger guard are similarly engraved. Bottom of each side is engraved “HOLLAND & HOLLAND”. Mounted with nicely figured walnut, tear-drop points, checkered pistol grip, engraved grip cap with trapdoor, solid red Silvers-type pad, stud with 7/8″ swivel, gold oval engraved “L.P.H.”, checkered splinter forend. Bottom rib of bbl has lug with 7/8″ swivel. Weight: 10lbs. LOP: 14″, cast off 1/4″. Accompanied with Maker’s oak and leather case, green felt interior, correct period trade label inside top lid, nickel-plated accessories, cleaning rod, and 3 turn-screws marked “HOLLAND & HOLLAND”. The maker’s have kindly shared that the gun was finished 10/9/1979 as a Royal Deluxe listing finisher as Pat Murphy and viewed by Russell Wilkin who interestingly are still employed by the firm to this day. PROVENANCE: Robert E. Petersen Collection CONDITION: Extremely fine and appears unfired. Bbls retain virtually all of their orig blue with just a few minor handling marks. Receiver retains virtually all of its orig fine dark case colors. Stock is sound with crisp checkering, a couple tiny handling marks, and retains its fine hand-rubbed oil finish. Forend is sound with sharp checkering, a couple small handling marks and retains its fine, hand-rubbed oil finish. Mechanics are crisp with automatic safety, strong ejectors and bright shiny bores. Scope is clear and bright. Case is in very nice condition with just some minor scuffing to exterior. 4-42071 BDT275 (50,000-70,000)

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*RARE HOLLAND & HOLLAND ROYAL MODELE DELUXE DBL RIFLE WITH CASE. SN 35442. Cal. .500 NE 3″, 24″ bbls, ejectors, reinforced at muzzle, ramp fine brass bead foresight with large flip-over moon sight, hand-filed matted quarter rib with 3-leaf express sight, one standing and two folding. Top rib of bbl is marked “500 NITRO EXPRESS 3″ CASE”. Right bbl is marked “HOLLAND & HOLLAND”. Left bbl “13 BRUTON STREET, LONDON”. Bottom rib is marked “MODELE DELUXE”. Bottom rib is equipped with base and 3/4″ swivel. The reinforced coin-finished action body with in-face third fastener, hand-detachable locks, gold line indicators, extended top tang. Engraving vignettes are of a charging Rhino on left lock plate, Bull Elephant on right, and bust of Cape Buffalo on action bottom, the balance is a bold flowing foliate scroll with ribbon on each side marked “HOLLAND & HOLLAND”. The engraving is unsigned. Fences are deep chiseled foliate scroll. Trigger plate is marked “MODELE/DE/LUXE”. Extended top tang, top lever, and rolled-edge trigger guard are engraved with foliate scroll. Dbl triggers with articulated and checkered front. Mounted with nicely figured walnut, tear-drop points, checkered pistol grip, with scroll engraved grip cap with trapdoor, left side shadow-line cheekpiece, newer Old English recoil pad, stud with 3/4″ swivel, checkered splinter forend. Gun weighs 10lbs. 4oz. LOP 14-1/8″. Accompanied with Maker’s leather luggage case, green felt interior, proper trade label inside top lid with snap caps and leather muzzle cover. Brown canvas cover. The Maker’s have kindly informed that the gun was finished in 1969 as a Royal double rifle in cal.500 NE and weighing 9lbs 11 3/4oz with a 13 1/8″ LOP. PROVENANCE: Robert E. Petersen Collection CONDITION: Fine as partially refurbished. Bbls retain virtually all of their fine London quality re-blacked finish with just a couple minor, tiny handling marks. Receiver retains virtually all of its fine gray finish. Stock is sound with sharp, crisp checkering, a couple tiny handling marks, and retains all of its fine, hand-rubbed oil finish. Pad is essentially new. Forend is sound with sharp checkering, a couple small handling marks and retains its fine, hand-rubbed oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, automatic safety, strong ejectors, shiny bores with some cordite burn in grooves forward of the chambers. Case is sound with moderate wear to interior and deterioration to the label. Canvas cover shows some minor soiling, scuffing on corners and hand-written on top identifying gun and caliber w/ owner’s initials. 4-42074 BDT274 (50,000-80,000)

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*EXTRAORDINARLY RARE SMALL BORE IVO FABBRI BEST QUALITY SIDELOCK OVER/UNDER SHOTGUN. SN E642. Cal. .410, 26″ bbls, hand-filed,matted and tapered ventilated rib, single silver sighting bead, IMP.MOD/FULL choke, 3″ chambers, single trigger and ejectors. Left bbl is marked “IVO FABBRI-BRESCIA”. Right bbl “VACUUM ARC REMELTING STEEL”. The 7-pin sidelock receiver with deeply incised standing breech is intricately engraved with masterful flowing foliate scrolls entwined with floral sprays creating a complex and fascinating structure on a matte background. Bottom of receiver is marked “IVO FABBRI”. This outstanding work is signed on trigger plate “INC C TOMASONI”. Mounted with finely streaked richly figured Turkish walnut, checkered pistol grip, solid black 1/2″ recoil pad, finely checkered fluted field-style forend with push button latch. Appended metal engraved to match body of gun. Bore and choke measurements N/A. Wall thickness: top – .030, bottom – .030, Drop at heel: 1-5/8″, Drop at comb: 1-1/2″, Weight: 6lbs. 3oz., LOP 14-1/2″. Gun is accompanied with a leather Nizzoli luggage case with maroon interior. Very few small bore Fabbri guns are produced and one rarely surfaces for public sale. PROVENANCE: Robert E. Petersen Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine perhaps unfired. Bbls retain all of their orig factory blue. Receiver retains all of its orig factory gray. Stock is sound with sharp, crisp checkering, with only very tiny faint handling marks and retains all of its orig factory finish. Forend is sound with sharp, crisp, dry checkering and retains all its factory finish. Mechanics are new, non-automatic safety, strong ejectors, bright shiny new bores as gun is test-fired only. Case is equally new with a couple minor scuffs to exterior. 4-42073 BDT273 (80,000-120,000)

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*INCREDIBLE TRUE PAIR OF JAMES PURDEY 28 GA EXTRA FINISH GAME SCENE ENGRAVED LIGHT GAME GUNS WITH CASE. SN 25413/ 25414. (ca. 1937) Cal. 28 Ga. 2-7/8″ Chambers. A superb pair of guns built at a time acknowledged by most as the apex of British gun-making. They have 26″ chopper lump bbls with low narrow matted game ribs. Tops of bbls are engraved “J. Purdey & Sons.” and “Audley House. South Audley Street. London. England.” Bbl flats have London nitro proofs for 2-7/8″ chambers, and 3/4 oz. of shot. Bottoms of bbls are stamped “Choke” and with SNs. Loop numbers 61405 and 61406 are on gun no. “1”, and 61407 and 61408 are on gun no. “2”. Bottom of rear lumps are engraved “1” and “2” respectively. Long time Purdey barrel makers initials “AW” (Arthur Wilkes) are on each set of bbls. Perfectly down-scaled case hardened Beesley patent self-opening actions feature side clips, bushed strikers, double triggers, raised rib tumbler end cocking indicators, and automatic safeties (SAFE inlaid in gold). Water tables are marked “J. Purdey & Sons, London. England” with London view proofs and nos. “1” and “2” stamped on web between lump recesses on each gun respectively. Action bodies and lockplates are engraved with very well cut shaded minuscule scroll, as background for somewhat naive vignettes of game, and rose bouquets, in ovals which is undoubtedly the work of master engraver Harry Kell. Game includes ducks on right lockplates, another duck and snipe on left lockplates. Bottom of actions show pair of geese in one oval, and two types of crane in ovals flanking trigger plate extensions. Fences are deep relief engraved in florally terminated scrolled acanthus. Nos “1” and “2” are engraved on top levers of each gun respectively. Trigger guards have scene of two ducks in marsh on bows, with SNs and scroll engraving on tangs, which extend to small horn grip caps. Rather plain, dense, slightly figured European walnut long pistol grip buttstocks feature drop points, point pattern checkering with mullered borders, and gold ovals on toe lines engraved with initials “W.P.I”. Gun no. “1” measures 14-7/16″ over open sided “White Line” pad with leather facing. Gun no. “2” measures 15-5/16″ over original checkered wood butt. Splinter forends have Anson releases. Irons are engraved with “1” and “2” for each gun respectively, and stamped with SNs, and actioners initial “H” (most probably long time Purdey employee Fred Hughes). Gun no. “1” Bore diameter: left -.552, right -.552. Bore restrictions: left -.037, right -.027. Wall thickness: left -.030, right -.031. Drop at heel: 2-11/16″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 5 lbs. 5.4 oz, LOP 14-7/16″. Gun no. “2” Bore diameter: left -.552, right -.552. Bore restrictions: left -.037, right -.035. Wall thickness: left -.028, right -.029. Drop at heel: 2-3/4″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 5 lbs. 1.3 oz, LOP 14-5/16″. Original makers oak and leather two-gun case with brass corners, has round brass medallion on lid with leather embossed “W.P.I.” Interior is lined in maroon cloth with James Purdey gold embossed black leather label and charge card for these particular guns, indicating original 2-7/8″ chambers. Case contains two keys. PROVENANCE: Walker Inman Trust. Copy of Purdey ledger page with specifications. Griffin & Howe letter with Abercrombie & Fitch record indicating special order for W P Inman in May 1937. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain 85 – 90% orig blue, with some areas of silvering at muzzles, and on sides, probably from contact with case. This is more evident on gun no. “2” especially on left side of bbl. Actions retain 85-90% orig case hardened color, pleasingly silvered on beads and fences. Lockplates retain virtually all of their orig color. Bright blue on hinge pins has faded slightly, and is completely silver on right side of gun no. “1”. Tumbler ends retain virtually all of their bright blue. Safety buttons are silvered at tails, with gun no. “1” showing more silvering. Stocks retain nearly all of what appears to be their orig oil finish with a few minor marks from handling and use. Checkering is crisp, and slightly dirty. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny. Both guns show very slight bulges behind chokes of right bbls only, about 1″ back from muzzles. Actions are tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Note: Case was stored in an unheated shed for many years, while guns were in a vault. Case leather is smooth with a few minor bumps, and some slight water damage on lid. Handle is fine. Straps are missing. Interior cloth has some insect damage. Partitions are tight. Labels are excellent. An exceptionally rare and desirable pair of guns. 4-41250 MGM6 (80,000-120,000)

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*EXQUISITE PAIR OF J. PURDEY EXTRA FINISH GAME SCENE ENGRAVED SELF-OPENING EJECTOR LIGHT GAME GUNS WITH CASE. SN 22075/ 22076. (ca. 1921) Cal. 16 Ga. 2-1/2″ Chambers. 28″ Chopper lump bbls with narrow matted high concave game ribs, have standard Purdey Audley House and Whitworth Steel engravings on tops. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 16 ga and 1 oz of shot. Bottoms of bbls are stamped “Choke” and with SNs. Loop numbers “52607” and “52608” are on gun no. “22075”, and loop numbers “52609” and “52610” are on gun no. “22076”. Bbl makers initials “W. H” (William Hill) are on each set. Small, case hardened Beesley patent self-opening actions feature side clips, hidden third fasteners, bushed strikers, double triggers, gold line tumbler end cocking indicators, and automatic safeties (“Safe” inlaid in gold). Action bodies and lockplates are engraved by Harry Kell in his best style with exceptionally well executed minuscule shaded scroll as background for vignettes of game, and rose bouquets in ovals. The very unusual, classically inspired, somewhat naive, scenes are of ducks, cranes, geese, and snipe. Action fences are engraved with deep chiseled relief acanthus scroll with floral terminations. Blued trigger guards have a pair of ducks on bow with SNs and scroll on tangs. “J. Purdey & Sons.” is engraved on each lockplate. Fairly well matched, nicely marbled, and lightly figured European walnut Prince of Wales grip buttstocks measure 14-1/8″ over checkered wood butts with scroll engraved heel and toe plates. Stocks feature point pattern semi-pointed checkering with mullered borders, drop points, and gold ovals engraved with initials “W.P.I” on toe lines. Splinter forends have Anson releases, wood and checkering matches buttstocks. SNs and actioners initials “J.T” (Joseph Thompson) on irons. Gun 22075: Bore diameter: left -.667, right -.663. Bore restrictions: left -.030, right -.022. Wall thickness: left -.033, right -.038. Drop at heel: 2-5/8″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 6 lbs. .6 oz, LOP 14-1/8″. Gun 22076: Bore diameter: left -.667, right -.665. Bore restrictions: left -.030, right -.027. Wall thickness: left -.032, right -.037. Drop at heel: 2-5/8″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 6 lbs. 1 oz, LOP 14-1/8″. Makers oak and leather two-gun case with brass corners has round brass central medallion on lid. Leather is embossed with initials “W.P.I.” Interior is lined in scarlet cloth with Purdey paper label on lid along with charge card for these particular guns. Accessories include bone striker bottle, with two sets of gold-plated strikers and springs, long half of 2-pc rosewood and brass cleaning rod, leather wallet containing pull-through cleaning brush, and two keys. PROVENANCE: Walker Inman Trust. Purdey factory letter with specifications of guns. Certificate of inventory and disposition of guns from Griffin and Howe with Abercrombie & Fitch records indicating that guns were originally sold to “Hy Graves, Jr.” with “Special Ornamentation” and that they were sold to W. P. Inman in 1935. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain nearly all of their orig lustrous blue, with slight silvering at muzzles, and along edges of ribs. Actions retain 90 – 95% orig case color, showing pleasing slight silvering of fences and beads. Hinge pins retain virtually all of their fire blue, as do tumbler ends. Trigger guards have nearly all of their orig bright blue, slightly silvered on edges of bows. Grip area of gun no. 22075 is silvered slightly. Top levers retain nearly all their orig blue. Safety buttons have most of their fire blue. Stocks retain virtually all of their rubbed oil finish, with a few minor light marks. Checkering is excellent, but slightly dirty. Bores are superb, with no visible imperfections. Actions are tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Note: Case was stored in an unheated shed for many years, while guns were in a vault. Case exterior leather is smooth with a few minor nicks and bumps, with considerable water damage and mottling of bottom with some lifting of leather, as well as some insect damage. Carrying handle is good. Straps are missing. Interior cloth shows severe moth damage. Labels are slightly foxed, but otherwise excellent. Partitions are tight. Accessories are fine. An exceptional pair of “Concours” condition and quality guns. 4-41252 MGM3 (100,000-150,000)

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*EXCEPTIONAL DEEP CHISEL ENGRAVED JAMES PURDEY HEAVY GAME GUN WITH TWO SETS OF BARRELS AND CASE. SN 18831. Cal. 12 Ga. 2-5/8″ Chambers (Factory records). 28″ Chopper lump bbls with stippled concave high game ribs are engraved “J. Purdey & Sons. Audley House. South Audley Street, London.” and “Made of Sir Joseph Whitworth’s Fluid-Pressed Steel.” on tops. Bbl flats show London nitro proofs for 1-1/8 oz. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SN and “Choke”. Loop numbers “33305” and “33306” are on the open choked bbls, and “34236” and “34237” are on the tightly choked bbls. “Made of Sir Joseph Whitworth’s Fluid-Pressed Steel” is engraved on rear portion of bottom ribs. Bbl makers initials “S.S” (Sam Simons) are on each set of bbls. Beesley patent self-opening action features hidden third fastener, bushed strikers, automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), and gold arrow tumbler end cocking indicators. All metal parts are blued, and feature exceptionally well detailed and finely shaded high raised relief open acanthus scroll with floral highlights as background to exceptional renditions of game birds and small mammals, including a pair of ducks on fences, large ruffed grouse on left lockplate, and snipe on right. Bottom of action has a scene of trio of incoming red grouse. A scampering rabbit is within oval on trigger guard, and a squirrel looking back over his shoulder resides on top lever. The head of a grouse peers through background of grass on forend tip. Safety button is emblazoned with classic full relief Satyr’s mask. This exceptionally fine work is in the style of the noted French engraver, Barre. Nicely marbled and lightly figured European walnut Prince of Wales grip buttstock measures 14-1/8″ over checkered wood butt with scroll engraved heel and toe plates. Stocks also feature approx. 22 LPI point pattern semi flat top checkering with mullered borders. Gold oval engraved “W. P. I.” is on toe line. Splinter forend has Anson release with SN and actioner’s initials “J.T” (Joe Thompson) on iron. Factory records indicate that this gun was completed in 1907 for a Mr. Fowler, with gold inlaid name in old English letters, and gold SN, also with full pistol grip with metal cap, and gold inlaid letters on cap. This is the standard configuration of what is known as a “funeral model”, being devoid of any engraving. At this time this gun has no gold inlay except for “Safe”. Purdey records do not indicate that it was returned to factory, however V L & D records indicate that the gun was returned to Purdey’s for “refinishing” which included installing new ribs on bbls, and re-stocking. Apparently this refinishing also included the high relief engraving on the gun, as copy of Purdey ledger indicates “all work chased, scrolls, birds, squirrels”. This is the last entry on ledger page which indicates that this work was probably performed at a date later than the original making. Open choke bbls: Bore diameter: left -.733, right -.734. Bore restrictions: left -.010, right -.010. Wall thickness: left -.032, right -.034. Drop at heel: 2-3/4″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 7 lbs. 2 oz, LOP 14-1/8″. Tightly choked bbls: Bore diameter: left -.733, right -.734. Bore restrictions: left -.043, right -.025. Wall thickness: left -.031, right -.026. Weight: 7 lbs. 2 oz. Makers oak and leather case with brass corners, has round central medallion on lid. Leather is embossed with the initials “W. P. I.” Interior is lined with maroon cloth, with Purdey paper label on lid and charge card for this particular gun. Case contains a couple of cleaning brushes. PROVENANCE: Walker Inman Trust. Purdey factory letter with specifications of gun and Griffin & Howe historians letter outlining history of gun, indicating that it was returned to factory for “H. G. Jr” (Henry Graves, Jr), and sold to W P Inman in 1936. CONDITION: Excellent, as factory finished. Both sets of bbls retain virtually all of their lustrous black. Action, lockplates, trigger guard and top lever retain 90% of their charcoal blue, pleasingly silvered on action beads, fences, and thumbpiece. Safety button has silvered to about 60%. Heel and toe plates are mostly silver. Stocks retain most of their orig slackum finish with a number of minor marks and scratches. There is an incipient crack about 3/16″ long behind point of top tang. Checkering is good, slightly dirty. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Note: Case was stored in an unheated shed for many years, while guns were in a vault. Case leather is smooth, but with evidence of considerable water damage. Interior cloth has severe insect damage, and certainly needs re-lining. Labels are fine. Charge card has a tear. Partitions are tight, but locating blocks are loose. An extremely unusual exhibition quality gun. 4-41253 MGM2 (30,000-45,000)

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*FINE PAIR OF JAMES PURDEY SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME GUNS WITH ORIGINAL CASE. SN 18057/ 18058. (ca 1904) Cal. 12 Ga. 2-1/2″ Chambers. 28″ Chopper lump barrels are engraved “J. Purdey & Sons. Audley House, South Audley Street, London.” and “Made of Sir Joseph Whitworths Fluid Compressed Steel” on narrow concave game ribs, which are also inlaid with silver with nos “1” and “2”. Bbl flats have London nitro proofs for 1-1/8 oz of shot. Bottoms of bbls are stamped “Choke” and with SNs. Tube nos. “24337” and “24338” are on gun no. “1”, and tube nos. “24423” and “24424” are on gun no. “2”. Bbl makers initials “RW” (unknown) are on bottoms of left bbls. Beesley patent self-opening full sidelock actions feature automatic safeties (SAFE inlaid in gold), bushed strikers, double triggers, and arrow engraved tumbler end cocking indicators. Actions and lockplates are engraved with very nicely cut small shaded scroll with rose bouquet highlights in Purdey house style, probably the work of J. Lucas, Purdey’s noted head engraver. “J. Purdey & Sons.” is on bottom of each lockplate, and “Purdey’s Patent” is on bottom of each action. Blued scroll engraved trigger guards have SNs on tangs. Top levers have nos. “1” or “2” inlaid in silver. Very fine, well matched, intricately marbled, and lightly burl figured Circassian walnut straight grip buttstocks measure 14-1/2″ over black leather covered pads. Stocks feature drop points, standard 22 LPI checkering with mullered borders, and vacant silver ovals on toe lines. Matching splinter ejector forends have Anson releases with silver nos. “1” or “2” inlet into checkering pattern. Diamond-shaped escutcheons have been let into bottoms of forends to better hold mounting screws. SNs are engraved on irons, as are actioners initials, “H.S” (unknown) on gun no. “1”, and “W.N” (Wesley Nobbs) on gun no. “2”. Gun no. “1”: Bore diameter: left -.732, right -.731. Bore restrictions: left -.019, right -.013. Wall thickness: left -.027, right -.027. Drop at heel: 2-5/8″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 6 lbs. 9.9 oz, LOP 14-1/2″. Gun no. “2”: Bore diameter: left -.736, right -.730. Bore restrictions: left -.019, right -.006. Wall thickness: left -.021,(small area 8-1/2″ back from muzzle on outer edge) right -.027. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 6 lbs. 10.6 oz, LOP 14-1/2″. Original makers oak and leather two-gun case has brass corners and round central medallion in lid. Initials “H. H. H.” are embossed on lid. Interior is lined with burgundy cloth with gold embossed black leather Purdey label and paper label with specifications for these particular guns. Bottom of case has two covered compartments, covers have brass knobs. Case contains 2-pc brass and ebony cleaning rod with assorted brushes and mops, Purdey marked pair of snap caps, and square oil bottle marked “J. Blanch & Son”. CONDITION: Very fine, as partially refinished. Bbls retain nearly all of a fine London quality re-black, with a few minor areas silvering, mostly from contact with case. Rib engraving has been picked up. Actions are mostly silver with traces of color hardening in protected areas. Lockplates show a considerable amount of orig case hardened color, which is stronger on gun no. “2”. Trigger guards, top levers, and safety buttons have been re-blued (engraving slightly softened) and retain nearly all of that blue. Stocks retain nearly all of a fine rubbed oil finish. All edges remain sharp. Checkering is re-cut, and a bit sharp. Wood of forends is under metal, and away from irons, considerably so on gun no. “1” which shows repairs on either side of irons. Drop shows wear on gun no. “1”, bottom of action marked. Drop is good on gun no. “1”. Actions are tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are out of time on gun “1”, but in time on gun no. “2”. Case leather is still light in color, but shows some areas of darkening and numerous scuffs, rubs, and minor cuts. Handle is good. Straps are missing. Interior cloth is fine with areas soiled from contact with guns and bbls. Blocks that mount up against breech faces are removed to accommodate additional length from pads. Areas at ends of bbls are filled in with cloth of a slightly different hue. Accessories are good. Oil bottle has considerable amount of plating lifted. 4-42060 MGM138 (27,500-37,500)

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*FINE JAMES PURDEY SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN WITH EXTRA BARRELS AND CASE. SN 22095. (ca 1921) Cal. 12 Ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 26″ and 30″ Barrels are engraved with usual Purdey Audley house address and Whitworth steel information on concave game ribs. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 1-1/8 oz shot and 1987 London re-proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers at .736 for all bbls. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with “Choke” and SN. Loop numbers 48287 and 48288 are on 26″ bbls with makers initials “AM” (unknown). 30″ Bbls have loop nos. 53297 and 53298 with bbl markers initials “WH” (William Hill). Case hardened Beesley patent self-opening action features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), bushed strikers, raised rib tumbler end cocking indicators, and double triggers. Action is engraved with about 90% coverage Purdey house style bouquet and very nicely cut scroll. “J. Purdey & Sons” is engraved on both lockplates, and bottom of action, which is additionally engraved “London”. Nicely marbled and lightly figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-7/8″ over brown leather covered pad, and features drop points, vacant gold oval on toe line, and 24 LPI standard checkering with mullered borders. Matching splinter forend has Anson release. SN and actioners initials “FV” (probably initials for Fred Williams, not fully struck) are on iron. 26″ Bbls: Bore diameter: left -.736, right -.735. Bore restrictions: left -.015, right -.004. Wall thickness: left -.034, right -.033. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs. 11 oz, LOP 14-7/8″. 30″ Bbls: Bore diameter: left -.734, right -.735. Bore restrictions: left -.027, right -.007. Wall thickness: left -.026, right -.029. Weight: 6 lbs. 12.5 oz. What appears to be original makers oak and leather case with brass corners and central brown brass medallion, has been very nicely re-lined with maroon cloth, and original labels have been transferred. Purdey label has Donald Guthrie Sayre PA inked in, and charge label has SN for this gun. Accessories include rosewood-handled chamber brush and dusting brush, ebony-handled striker key, unmarked square oil bottle, and morocco leather wallet containing 22 Cal. cleaning brushes, and a spare striker. Case has been fitted with newly made greenish gray zippered canvas outer cover with brown leather trim. CONDITION: Excellent, as partially refurbished. Bbls retain nearly all of a lustrous London quality re-black, slightly silvered at muzzles. Engraving remains sharp. Action retains 20 – 30% orig case color, in protected areas, considerably silvered on fences and bottom. Left lockplate has over 50% of its color, and right lockplate perhaps 30%, remainder fading to pewter gray. Screws show slight use, and have been re-blued, including hinge pin, which is probably a replacement from when gun was re-proofed. Top lever and trigger guard retain most of their re-blue, silvered from normal wear. Stocks retain nearly all of an old hand rubbed oil finish, with a few minor marks from handling and use. Checkering has been freshened. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Drop is excellent. Ejectors are very slightly out of time. Case is very fine, as refurbished. Exterior leather is dark brown, and has been stabilized. Straps are good. Handle is a high quality replacement. Interior cloth is excellent. Orig labels are considerably foxed. Accessories are very fine. Outer cover is excellent, near new. An excellent all-purpose field gun, that handles and balances real well. 4-41878 MGM59 (25,000-35,000)

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*VERY FINE PURDEY 16 GA. SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN WITH CASE. SN 19739. (ca 1910) Cal. 16 Ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 29″ Beautifully struck chopper lump bbls are engraved with normal J. Purdey Audley House address, and Whitworth steel information on high concave game rib. No. “1” is inlaid in gold at rear of rib, which also has some scroll engraving. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 16 ga at 1 oz, and with London re-proofs for 1-1/8 oz, and 2-3/4. Bottoms of bbls are stamped “Choke” with SNs on each bbl. Bottom of left bbl is stamped with bbl makers initials, “W.H” (William Hill, who was a Purdey bbl maker for over 50 years). Tube numbers “47198” and “47199” are on loop. Famous Beesley patent self-opening sidelock action features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), Purdey hidden third fastener, bushed strikers, raised rib tumbler end cocking indicators, and double triggers. It appears front trigger was articulated at one time, but this feature has been rendered inoperable. Action and lockplates are engraved with well cut Purdey rose and scroll. “J. Purdey & Sons” is engraved on bottom of each lockplate. Bottom of action is engraved “J. Purdey & Sons London.” Blued top lever is inlaid “1” in gold. Standard scroll engraved trigger guard has SN on grip. Nicely fiddle-figured and darkly streaked European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-1/8″ over brown leather covered pad, and features drop points, standard 22 LPI checkering with mullered borders, and vacant silver oval behind trigger guard tang. Splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Iron is stamped with SN (“1” is engraved), and actioners initials “J.T” (Joseph Thompson). Bore diameter: left -.665, right -.665. Bore restrictions: left -.027, right -.005. Wall thickness: left -.033, right -.033. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs. 6 oz, LOP 14-1/8″. New brown canvas case with leather trim is lined in green velvet with gold embossed black leather Purdey label, and contains pair of snap caps, cleaning brushes, and two keys. CONDITION: Very fine, as partially refinished. Bbls retain nearly all of a very fine London quality re-black, edges and engraving are excellent. Action retains 20 – 30% orig case color, vivid in protected areas. Lockplates retain 40 – 50% color, nicely silvered at tails, and through action bar. Pins, tumbler ends, and hinge pin have been correctly polished and blued, and retain nearly all of that blue. Screw heads show some use. Trigger guard and top lever retain nearly all of their re-blue, top lever silvered at thumbpiece. Stocks retain nearly all of an older hand rubbed oil finish, sharp edges very slightly rounded, checkering correctly re-cut. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Drop is excellent. Bores are excellent, with no visible imperfections. Ejectors are in time. Case is excellent, as are accessories. Very fine, well maintained gun in an unusual and desirable configuration. 4-42057 MGM143 (22,500-30,000)

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VERY EARLY JAMES PURDEY SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN AND CASE. SN 11316. (1882) Cal. 16 Ga. 2-1/2″ Chambers. This gun was made only two years after the famous Beesley patent was issued, for what became Purdey’s signature action. 28″ Dovetailed steel bbls are engraved “J. Purdey & Sons. 314-1/2. Oxford Street. London.” on concave game rib. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with 1951 Birmingham proofs for 2-1/2″ chambers. Action features early style cocking cams with long rods, clover-leaf trigger plate extension, bushed strikers with retaining pins on fences, automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), hidden third fastener, double triggers, and engraved arrow tumbler end cocking indicators. Action and lockplates are engraved with very well cut small shaded scroll with rose bouquet highlights, originated by, and most probably the work of, noted Purdey engraver, J. Lucas. Fences have early style relief carved fleur di lis. “J. Purdey & Sons” is on bottom of each lockplate. Bottom of action is engraved “Purdey’s Patent”. Scroll engraved trigger guard has SN on tang. Nicely marbled European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 15-1/8″ over checkered wood butt, and features drop points, 22 LPI standard checkering with mullered borders, and vacant silver oval on toe line. Splinter forend is fitted with Baker ejectors and has Anson release with SN and actioners initial “T” (Tysall) on iron. Bore diameter: left -.667, right -.663. Bore restrictions: left -.025, right -.008. Wall thickness: left -.025, right -.025. Drop at heel: 1-7/8″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 6 lbs. 1 oz, LOP 15-1/8″. Brown canvas leather trimmed case (possibly original) is lined with green cloth and has paper Purdey 314-1/2 Oxford Street label. CONDITION: Excellent, as completely refurbished. Bbls retain virtually all of a high quality satin black. Action has been re-color hardened with nearly all of that color present. Color is quite good, possibly St.Ledger. New hinge pin has been fitted with ends correctly engraved and blued. Trigger guard and top lever retain most of a correct charcoal blue. Engraving has been picked up on trigger guard tang. New, high quality, correctly detailed stock retains essentially all of its finish. Forend wood is slightly under metal, with checkering re-cut. Action is tight. Right bbl very slightly off face. Drop is good. Ejectors are in time. Bores are excellent. Case is good with many stains and marks in canvas, leather trim is fraying. Straps and handle are good replacements. Interior cloth is fine with some soiling. Partitions are tight and somewhat reconfigured to better fit gun. Label is very fine with a few minor compressions. A light and lively gun. 4-42058 MGM140 (12,500-17,500)

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*SUPERB JAMES PURDEY BAR ACTION TOP LEVER HAMMER PIGEON GUN. SN 20339. (1912) Cal. 12 Ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 30″ Chopper lump bbls with wide matted concave pigeon rib are engraved “J. Purdey & Son, Audley House, South Audley Street, London.” on top of left bbl, and “Made of Sir Joseph Whitworth’s Fluid Pressed Steel” on right. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SN, “Choke”, and barrel makers initials “CA”. Whitworth tube nos “43512” and “43513” are on loop. Bbl flats have London nitro proofs for 1-1/4 oz. of shot (2-3/4″ chambers). Robust action features very finely filed fences, side clips, hidden third fastener, and double triggers with front trigger articulated. Bar locks have serpentine hammers, extremely strong mainsprings, and very short hammer throw for fast ignition. Case hardened action and locks are completely devoid of engraving. “J. Purdey & Sons” is inlaid in gold on both lockplates, centered under hammer pivot. “J. Purdey & Sons.” and “London” are inlaid in gold on bottom of action. Plain blued trigger guard has SN inlaid in gold at grip. Beautifully marbled and flame figured Circassian walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-7/8″ over checkered wood butt, and features drop points, and 22 LPI point pattern checkering with mullered borders. Matching splinter forend has Anson release. SN and actioners initials “TD” (Tom Davidson) are on iron. Bore diameter: left -.740, right -.740. Bore restrictions: left -.044, right -.045. Wall thickness: left -.025, right -.025. Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 7 lbs. 10 oz, LOP 14-7/8″. PROVENANCE: Email from Purdey’s with original specifications. CONDITION: Near new, as refurbished. Bbls retain virtually all of high quality London satin rust blue. Action and lockplates retain all of their St. Leger quality color case hardening. Pins and striker retainers are fire blue. Trigger guard and top lever are charcoal blue, and parts retain all of their blue. Very finely crafted replacement buttstock has one or two very minor marks from handling and use. Forend wood has been refinished, and checkering re-cut. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Bores are excellent. There is some pitting in chambers and on breech face under new color hardening. Locks are crisp. Late model hammer guns are scarce, and most were made as pigeon guns. This gun, in plain finish and gold lettering, is more rare and expensive than their fully engraved counterparts, as extra fine polishing is required on all exterior surfaces. 4-39482 MGM22 (15,000-20,000)

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JAMES PURDEY SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN WITH CASE. SN 12493. (1886) Cal. 12 Ga. 2-1/2″ Chambers. Gun no. 2 of a pair, it is fitted with 30″ chopper lump bbls. “2” and “J. Purdey & Sons. Audley House. South Audley Street. London. Made of Sir Joseph Whitworth’s Fluid-Pressed Steel.” is engraved on wide concave game rib. Bbl flats show London re-proofs for 2-1/2″ chambers. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SNs and bbl makers initial “S” (unknown). Loop numbers are 4449 and 4450. Early Beesley patent self-opening action features hidden third fastener, automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), arrowhead tumbler end cocking indicators, and double triggers. Actioner’s initial “W” (Fred Williams) is in front lump well. Action and lockplates are engraved with beautifully cut minuscule scroll with rose bouquet accents in Purdey house style, as developed by J. Lucas, Purdey’s head engraver at this time. Unusual cloverleaf trigger plate is blued, as are top lever and scroll engraved trigger guard, with SN on tang. Dark, lightly streaked European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-3/4″ over reddish brown leather covered pad, and features drop points, 22 LPI checkering with mullered borders, and vacant silver oval on toe line. Matching splinter forend has Anson release. Iron is engraved with “2” and stamped with “Perkes Patent Ejector”. Bore diameter: left -.738, right -.737. Bore restrictions: left -.003, right -.002. Wall thickness: left -.017, right -.025. Drop at heel: 1-7/8″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 6 lbs. 13 oz, LOP 13-3/4″. Green canvas case (probably original) with leather trim has brass corners, central brass round medallion on lid, and brass sliding bolt closure. Lid is embossed with black initials “W.F.R.T.” Interior is lined with maroon cloth, original makers label is missing, but charge card for this particular gun is on lid. Case contains red morocco leather wallet with 4 cleaning brushes and bone-handled action cleaning brush. CONDITION: Good. Bbls retain nearly all of a lustrous re-black, marred only by an area about 7″ back from muzzle where a dent was raised. Lettering on rib has been nicely “picked up.” Action is cleaned to silver gray. Trigger guard, trigger plate and top lever have been re-blued, and retain nearly all of that blue. Engraving is washed. Stocks retain most of an old oil finish, wood is slightly under the metal, and edges are slightly rounded. Checkering is worn, and does not appear to have been re-cut. Wood is away from metal of forend tip and iron. Bores are very fine, bright and shiny. Action is tight. Bbls are off-face. Drop is worn. Forend iron has marked action deeply. Case canvas has faded, showing lots of use, but trim is very good. Straps are good. Handle has partially detached. Interior cloth is good, but dirty and slightly worn. Partitions are tight. Charge card is slightly foxed. Accessories are good. An interesting early Purdey hammerless. 4-41788 MGM19 (12,500-17,500)

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JAMES PURDEY SIDELOCK PIGEON GUN WITH EXTRA BARRELS. SN 13943. (1891) 12 Ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 30″ Chopper lump bbls are engraved on top ribs with usual Audley House address and Whitworth steel markings. Bbl flats have London nitro proofs for 1-1/4 shot. Original bbls have re-proofs, and are also stamped 2-3/4″. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SNs, and early set with “Choke”, which also have loop numbers 9896 and 9897. Later bbls have loop numbers 20922 and 20923. Original bbls have bbl makers initials “GA” (George Aston, head bbl maker), and later bbls have initials “WH” (William Hill). Beesley patent self-opening action features side clips, hidden third fastener, bushed strikers, engraved arrowhead tumbler end cocking indicators, and automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold). Action and lockplates are engraved with beautifully cut shaded scroll, with rose bouquet highlights, in Purdey house style, most probably the work of Purdey chief engraver, J. Lucas. “J. Purdey & Sons” is engraved on each lockplate, with “Purdey’s Patent” on bottom of action. Blued trigger guard is scroll engraved with SN on tang. Top lever is engraved “Patent”. Nicely stump figured dense American walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-3/8″ over Silvers type pad, and features drop points, and standard Purdey type checkering with mullered borders. Original European walnut splinter forend has Anson release, with SN and actioner’s initials “H” (Fred Hughes) on iron. Early bbls: Bore diameter: left -.734, right -.735. Bore restrictions: left -.028, right -.029. Wall thickness: left -.029, right -.027. Drop at heel: 1-11/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/4″. Weight: 7 lbs. 7 oz, LOP 14-3/8″. Later bbls: Bore diameter: left -.729, right -.729. Bore restrictions: left -.003 recess, right -.002 recess. Wall thickness: left -.031, right -.034. Weight: 7 lbs. 4 oz. CONDITION: Fine as refurbished. Bbls retain nearly all of a good quality re-black, with slight areas of discoloration along ribs, where blue didn’t take. Engraving is slightly washed. Action and lockplates retain 85 – 90% of a correctly colored re-hardening. Engraving mostly still sharp, but slightly washed on bottom of action. Top lever and trigger guard re-blued, retaining nearly all of that blue. Engraving on trigger guard tang picked up. Well done re-stock retains most of its finish, however metal is proud of wood. Checkering is good, forend checkering has been re-cut. Original bbls, bores are slightly pitted throughout, but bright, with evidence of one or two dents being removed. Later bbls are very fine, bore is shiny, with some light pitting throughout, mostly in right bbl. Action is tight, but very slightly off-face with both sets of bbls. Drop is worn. Tip of forend iron is chipped from contact with action. 4-41786 MGM21 (8,500-13,500)

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*JAMES PURDEY SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN. SN 18934. (ca 1907) Cal. 12 Ga. 2-1/2″ Chambers. 30″ Chopper lump bbls are engraved “2” and usual J. Purdey address and Whitworth steel information on high narrow concave game rib. Bbl flats have London nitro proofs for 1-1/8 oz of shot. Bottoms of bbls are stamped “Choke” with SN and bbl makers initials “S.S” (Sam Simons). Tube numbers 34344 and 34345 are on loop. Sidelock action features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), bushed strikers, arrowhead engraved tumbler end cocking indicators, and double triggers. Action and lockplates are engraved with 80% coverage of Purdey house style rose bouquet and scroll. “J. Purdey & Sons.” is on each lockplate. “Purdey’s Patent” is on bottom of action. Blued top lever is engraved “2”. SN is on tang of scroll engraved trigger guard. Darkly streaked, slightly figured, flesh-toned Circassian walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over black leather covered pad with “widow’s peak”. Stock features typical Purdey drop points, and checkering. Initials “M.S.H.” are engraved in silver oval on toe line. Matching splinter forend has Anson release with “2”, SN, and actioners initials, “G.M” (Matthews?). Bore diameter: left -.739, right -.739. Bore restrictions: left -.015, right -.005. Wall thickness: left -.018, right -.017. Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 6 lbs. 11 oz, LOP 14-1/2″. CONDITION: Fine as refurbished. Bbls retain 90-95% London quality lustrous re-blue, with some areas of slight discoloration, and pinprick area of oxidation on top of rib toward breech. Action and lockplates are a pleasing silver gray. Trigger guard and top lever are re-blued, and retain most of that blue. Engraving is slightly washed. Stocks retain most of hand-rubbed oil refinish. Checkering re-cut. Wood slightly under metal. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Bores are bright and shiny with one or two minor dents. Drop worn with forend iron contacting action. Ejectors are out of time. 4-41787 MGM20 (7,500-12,500)

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*VERY FINE HOLLAND AND HOLLAND ROYAL SIDELOCK EJECTOR SELF-OPENING GAME GUN WITH CASE. SN 32603. (ca 1931) Cal. 20 Ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 27-1/2″ Chopper lump bbls with low concave game rib are engraved “Holland & Holland.” and “98. New Bond Street, London” on tops. Bbl flats show London nitro proofs for 2-1/2″ chambers. SNs are stamped on bottoms of bbls. Holland & Holland patent self-opening mechanism is fitted. Classic case hardened Royal action features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), double triggers, gold band tumbler end cocking indicators, and lock takedown lever engraved “Patent”. Action and lockplates are engraved in Holland house style large open scroll and acanthus. “Holland & Holland” is in arched device on each lockplate. Bottom of action is engraved “Royal” “Self-Opener” “Patent” and “1922”. Blued top lever is engraved “Royal” “Ejector”. Blued single beaded trigger guard is scroll engraved, with SN on tang. Finely flame-figured and lightly marbled European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 13-3/4″ over brown leather covered pad, and features drop points, diamond grip, and 24 LPI flat top checkering with mullered borders. Gold oval on toe line is engraved with initials “A.D.” Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release. SN is stamped in well milled out of forend iron, giving clearance for self-opening mechanism. Bore diameter: left -.618, right -.618. Bore restrictions: left -.020, right -.012. Wall thickness: left -.023, right -.017 (This is only a very small area about 9″ back from muzzle on bottom of bbl, remainder of bbl is thicker than .023 over all.) Drop at heel: 2″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 5 lbs. 8.6 oz, LOP 13-3/4″. Original makers leather case with stitched leather corners, has initials “A.D.” embossed on lid. Interior is lined with maroon cloth. Gold embossed Holland label and paper charge label, for this particular gun, are in lid. Case contains 2-pc brass and ebony cleaning rod, wool mop, black leather wallet containing 20 Ga pull-through cleaning brush, pincher type broken case extractor, pair of snap caps, bone striker bottle with strikers is marked in ink with SN and “Spare strikers”, as well as Holland and Holland marked horn-handled turnscrew and round oil bottle. Also in case are old “NOSHOC” pad with mounting screws, and two keys. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain virtually all of London quality re-black. Action retains 70% orig case color, silvered on beads, fences, and bottom front of action. Lockplates retain 85 – 90% of their orig color, silvered slightly on tails. Trigger guard is silvered on bead, other edge of bow, and through grip. Top lever retains nearly all of its orig blue. Stocks retain most of their orig finish with some oil rubbed in, with a few minor marks and nicks. Checkering is slightly worn, with one or two missing diamonds. Pad is a contemporary replacement. Bores are excellent, with evidence of a few minor dings being removed. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Case is excellent. Exterior leather retains most of its even brown, with a few minor marks and scuffs. Interior cloth is excellent, slightly soiled and discolored from contact with gun. Labels are excellent, paper label somewhat foxed. Accessories are very fine. Oil bottle has some lifting of plating. Striker bottle has a crack in cap. An exceptional light and lively London best. 4-41730 MGM82 (20,000-30,000)

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*HOLLAND AND HOLLAND NO. 2 GRADE SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN. SN 21522. (ca 1910) Cal. 12 Ga. 2-1/2″ Chambers. 30″ Dovetailed steel bbls with low concave game rib, are engraved “Holland & Holland.” and “98 New Bond Street. London.” on tops. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 2-1/2″ chambers. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with provisional proofs, SN, and bottom of left bbl engraved “No. 2 Grade”. Full sidelock action is stocked to the fences and features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), and gold band tumbler end cocking indicators. SN and “No. 2 Grade” are on water table. Action and lockplates have about 60% coverage of very well cut medium shaded scroll. “Holland & Holland” is on the bottom of each lockplate, and bottom of action is engraved “Patent Ejector”. Dark, lightly streaked and slightly figured European walnut straight grip buttstock features diamond grip, drop points, 22 LPI checkering with mullered borders, vacant silver oval on toe line, and measures 15-5/8″ over ribbed horn buttplate. Matching splinter forend has Deeley release, inlet steel tip and SN stamped on iron. Bore diameter: left -.731, right -.729. Bore restrictions: left -.013, right -.000. Wall thickness: left -.031, right -.035. Drop at heel: 4-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-7/8″. Weight: 6 lbs. 11.5 oz, LOP 15-5/8″. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain approx 90% of old London quality re-black. Action has traces of case color in protected areas, but is mostly a pleasing silver gray. Top lever and trigger guard retain most of what appears to be their orig blue, as engraving is still quite sharp, with trigger guard silvered to about 60% and top lever silvered on thumbpiece. Stocks retain what appears to be their orig oil finish with numerous minor marks and dents, as would be expected with a gun over one hundred years old. Checkering is slightly worn. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Top lever is considerably left of center. Ejectors are in time. A fine solid gun. 4-41729 MGM38 (5,000-8,000)

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*STEPHEN GRANT BEST SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN WITH CASE. SN 7597. (ca 1905) Cal. 20 Ga. 2-1/2″ Chambers. 28″ Chopper lump bbls are engraved “Stephen Grant & Sons 67A St. James’s Street London”, “Patent Ejector”, and “1” on raised flat rib. “Sir Joseph Whitworth’s” and “Fluid Pressed Steel” are on tops of bbls. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 7/8 oz of shot, and “19”. Bottoms of bbls have SNs. Full sidelock action is stocked to the fences which are beautifully filed in typical Grant manner. Action features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), bushed strikers, and double triggers. Action and lockplates are engraved with very well cut small scroll in Grant house style. “Stephen Grant & Sons.” is on each lockplate. Nicely mottled European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-3/4″ over brown leather covered pad, and features drop points and 24 LPI standard point pattern checkering with mullered borders. Vacant silver oval is on toe line. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release, and SN and “1” on iron. Bore diameter: left -.631, right -.627 (correct for 19 bore). Bore restrictions: left -.015, right -.004. Wall thickness: left -.022, right -.025. Drop at heel: 2-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs. 4.5 oz, LOP 14-3/4″. Dark green canvas case with dark brown leather trim is lined with dark green velvet with stitched in leather Orvis Co. label. Snap caps and empty black leather brush wallet are inside. CONDITION: Very fine, as partially refinished. Bbls retain virtually all of a fine lustrous re-black. Engraving is considerably washed. Action retains 30 – 40% orig case hardening color which was never very vivid. Lockplates retain 50 – 60% case color with perhaps a bit more on left lockplate. Top lever, safety, and trigger guard retain nearly all of their re-blue with engraving softened. Buttstock is a very fine perfectly inletted and nicely shaped replacement, obviously done by someone in the London trade, if not at the factory. It retains essentially all of its finish. Orig forend retains all of a matching finish to buttstock with checkering re-cut. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Case is excellent. Label has some discoloration from glue, and looks like a covering label has been removed. Very fine London best. 4-42141 MGM111 (12,500-17,500)

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*MATCHED PAIR OF WILLIAM POWELL SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME GUNS WITH CASE. SN 12390/12391. Cal. 12 Ga. 2-1/2″ Chambers. 29″ Dovetailed steel bbls with narrow low concave game ribs, with doll’s head and third fastener extensions, which are scroll engraved, and inlaid with gold with nos. “1” and “2” on each gun, respectively. Ribs are engraved “William Powell & Son. 35. Carr’s Lane. Birmingham.” Bbl flats show Birmingham nitro proofs for 2-1/2″ chambers. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SNs. Square back sidelock actions feature automatic safeties (SAFE inlaid in gold), pivoting third fasteners, and double triggers. Actions and lockplates are engraved with nicely cut English scroll engraving with rose bouquet highlights. “William Powell & Son” is on each lockplate. Trigger guards have matching scroll on bows with SNs on grips. Top levers are inlaid “1” or “2” in gold. Nicely marbled, and lightly figured European walnut straight grip buttstocks measure 14-1/16″ over serrated horn buttplates, and feature drop points, and gold ovals on toe lines engraved with initials “C.J.A.” Standard 26 LPI checkering has mullered borders. Matching splinter forends have Anson releases with “1” or “2” inlaid in gold on tips. Gun no. “1” Bore diameter: left -.734, right -.736. Bore restrictions: left -.020, right -.012. Wall thickness: left -.024, right -.023. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 6 lbs. 5.4 oz, LOP 14-1/16″. Gun no. “2” Bore diameter: left -.736, right -.734. Bore restrictions: left -.024, right -.009. Wall thickness: left -.024, right -.024. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 6 lbs. 6-1/2 oz, LOP 14-1/16″. Makers double gun leather case with brass corners and rectangular inset brass plaque on lid is engraved with initials “C.J.A.” Interior is lined with scarlet cloth with William Powell paper label, and charge label for gun no. 9024. Case contains long half of 2-pc cleaning rod. CONDITION: Fine, as refurbished. Bbls retain around 85% of a good quality re-black, silvering at muzzles and at carry points. Engraving slightly washed on gun no. 2, but almost unreadable on gun no. 1. Actions are cleaned to a silver gray. Engraving still sharp. Trigger guards retain some re-blue. Top levers silvered at thumbpiece. Screws have been cleaned up. Engraving considerably washed. Stocks retain most of a hand rubbed oil finish, sharp edges rounded. Checkering re-cut, and is a bit sharp. Actions are tight. Bbls are on face. Bores are excellent. Ejectors are in time. Case leather is dark brown with numerous marks and scuffs. Straps are good. Handle is replaced by a dog collar. Interior cloth is somewhat dirty, with some areas worn through. Partitions are beginning to detach and needs attention. Label is yellowed, with couple of chips from contact with gun. A nice handling, sound, pair of guns. 4-41795 MGM30 (12,500-17,500)

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*WILLIAM EVANS MATCHED PAIR SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME GUNS WITH ORIGINAL CASE. SN 17395/ 17396. (ca. 1936) Cal. 12 Ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 28″ Dovetailed steel barrels are engraved “William Evans, 63. Pall Mall. St. James’s. London.” on low narrow concave game ribs. Doll’s head third fastener rib extensions are scroll engraved with “1” and “2” inlaid in gold on each set of bbls respectively. Bbl flats show London nitro proofs for 2-1/2″ chambers, and are also stamped “2-3/4”. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SNs. Webley production nos. 115108 and 115109 are on loops. Screw grip full sidelock actions are stocked to the fences, and feature automatic safeties (“Safe” inlaid in gold), double triggers and bushed strikers. Actions and lockplates have nearly full coverage of extremely well cut large open shaded scroll with acanthus highlights. “William Evans” in a shaded rectangle, is engraved on the front of each lockplate. Blued trigger guard and top lever have matching scroll. SN is on short tang of trigger guard. “1” and “2” are inlaid in gold on top levers of each gun, respectively. Well matched nicely mottled and lightly figured European walnut straight grip buttstocks measure 14-7/8″ over checkered wood butts, and feature diamond hands, low combs, drop points, and 22 LPI point pattern checkering with mullered borders. Matching splinter forends have Anson releases with “1” and “2” inlaid in gold on tips, respectively. Gun no. 1: Bore diameter: left -.721, right -.732. Bore restrictions: left -.017, right -.013. Wall thickness: left -.030, right -.023. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 6 lbs. 4 oz, LOP 14-13/16″. Gun no. 2: Bore diameter: left -.731, right -.733. Bore restrictions: left -.016, right -.005 but with .004 recess. Wall thickness: left -.029, right -.025. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 6 lbs. 4 oz, LOP 14-7/8″. Original makers leather case has brass corners. Lid is embossed “Hon. B. F. ???verie” (part of the name is covered by Cunard White Star Tourist Class sticker). There are other first class stickers on case and remnants of Evans labels on right side of case. Interior is lined in green cloth with black leather William Evans label. Remnants of one of the case straps is in interior compartment. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain virtually all of a London quality re-black. Engraving is very slightly washed. Actions retain some case colors in protected areas, but are mostly a pleasing silver. Color is somewhat stronger on gun no. “1”. Lockplates retain considerable amount of original case color which was never very vivid, as evidenced by remaining case color on water tables. Buttstocks are very finely crafted replacements, and have only a few very minor knocks and abrasions from handling. Original forends are somewhat darker in color than buttstocks, and show professional refinish with checkering correctly freshened. Gun no. “1”: Action is minutely loose. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Bores are excellent. Gun no. “2”: Action is slightly loose, off face, and would benefit from a simple re-joining. Ejectors are in time. Bores are excellent. Case leather is dry, scuffed, chipped, with some tears, and needs stabilization. Straps need replacing. Handle was replaced years ago, and is tired. Interior cloth is good, with a few areas of moth damage and rubs from contact with guns. Label is fine. Partitions are tight. A lovely pair of guns from what many acknowledge as the best period of English craftsmanship. 4-40245 MGM9 (15,000-20,000)

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*EXCEPTIONALLY RARE AND PROBABLY UNIQUE W & C SCOTT SIDELOCK EJECTOR OVER-UNDER HEAVY GAME GUN WITH ORIGINAL CASE. SN 103053. Cal. 12 Ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 30″ Steel barrels with machine matted flat raised rib with ivory front and mid beads, are engraved “W & C Scott & Son, Makers.” and “55, Victoria Street, London, S. W. 1. England.” on top bbl on either side of rib. Bottom bbl is stamped with SN. Bbl bolsters are stamped with Birmingham nitro proofs for 1-1/4 oz of shot. Mid ribs are fitted with unusual coil spring ejector system with trip cam in forend. Deep case hardened action features standard dual under-lug locking with barrel bolster extensions providing additional bearing to resist the stress of firing which are fitted on the circle. Action appears to be almost completely hand-filed and fitted, and a factory letter indicates that this was a one of a kind gun made by a Scott employee, Mr. R. Bloomer, as an experimental gun. Records also indicate that the gun was purchased by a Mr. A. J. Gerrard in February 1931. Action has nicely filed beads and fence, and is slightly rounded at bottom. Sidelocks are back action. Action and lockplates are engraved with exceptionally well cut large shaded scroll at about 80% coverage. “W & C Scott & Son.” is engraved on each side of action. Action also features double triggers and automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold). Blued trigger guard is scroll engraved on bow with SN, scroll, and Scott castle logo on tang which extends to horn grip cap. Full pistol grip flesh-toned European walnut buttstock is darkly marbled, and measures 14-3/4″ over Silvers type pad. Stock features nicely shaped drop points, vacant gold oval on toe line, and 22 LPI point pattern checkering with mullered borders. One piece deep forend has Deeley release, horn tip, and wrap-around checkering matching buttstock. Bore diameter: top -.731, bottom -.731. Bore restrictions: top -.039, bottom -.039. Wall thickness: top -.028, bottom -.037. Drop at heel: 2-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-9/16″. Weight: 7 lbs. 9 oz, LOP 13-3/4″. Makers leather case has brass corners and brass sliding lock. Interior is lined with maroon cloth with black leather gilt embossed “W & C Scott” label. Case contains 3-pc wooden BGI cleaning rod, brush, and 2 gun socks. PROVENANCE: Article in Shooting Sportsman magazine, Nov-Dec 2010 by David Trevallion and Vic Venters outlining history of this gun. Copies of letter from Webley & Scott 1954, with factory records. Invoice copy to Gerrard Wire Tying Machine Co. for this gun in 1931. Invoice copy from Webley & Scott March 6, 1931 for restocking and gun case. CONDITION: Excellent, as completely refurbished. Bbls retain virtually all of a London quality re-black. Engraving is slightly washed. Action and lockplates retain nearly all of a re-color hardening. Stocks retain essentially all of a professional oil re-finish with a few minor marks. Checkering has been re-cut, and is fairly sharp. Bores are very fine, bright and shiny, with some evidence of some frosting. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Top ejector is a bit sluggish. Case leather is dry with areas of scuffing and grain raised by tape. Two strap holders are missing, and one is partially detached. Strap leather is dry, and tip of one is detached, but present in case. Newer handle is good. Interior cloth is fine with a few areas rubbed through from contact with gun. Label is very fine with a few minor abrasions. An unusual piece of gun-making history. 4-41893 MGM7 (22,000-32,000)

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*JOSEPH LANG BEST SIDELOCK EJECTOR SINGLE TRIGGER OVER-UNDER GAME GUN WITH ORIGINAL CASE. SN 16518. Cal. 12 Ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 28″ Demi-bloc rib-less barrels have 3″ vestigial rib, matted top, and silver bead mounted on small ramp. Left side of top bbl is engraved “Joseph Lang & Son. Ltd. 102, New Bond St. London.” Bottom bbl is stamped with 2008 London nitro re-proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers, as well as, SN. Ejector bolsters are scroll engraved. Tall sidelock action is nicely sculpted and filed, with extra reinforcing bolsters on sides. Water table shows London re-proof. Action features automatic safety (“Safe” inlaid in gold), gold line tumbler end cocking indicators, back action locks, Lang non-selective single trigger, and rounded action body. Action and lockplates are engraved with about 90% coverage of very nicely cut shaded scroll with rose bouquet highlights. Bottom of action is engraved “Lang’s Ejector”, and lockplates with “Joseph Lang & Son.” Matching small bow trigger guard has SN on tang. Lightly marbled and figured European walnut semi-pistol grip buttstock measures 14-5/16″ over checkered wood butt, and features drop points, 24 LPI checkering with mullered borders, and vacant gold oval on toe line. Matching 3-pc ejector forend has Anson release. Top pieces are mounted to bbl with screw through lozenge-shaped escutcheons. Bore diameter: top -.729, bottom -.731. Bore restrictions: top -.006, bottom -.030. Wall thickness: top -.031, bottom -.029. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs. 9 oz, LOP 14-5/16″. Makers oak and leather case with brass corners is embossed “M” inside of a circle. (Factory letter states gun was made for Brig. Gen. D. G. MacPherson.) Interior is lined with dark green cloth with Joseph Lang brown leather gold-embossed label, and contains a pair of Lang marked snap caps. PROVENANCE: Factory letter from Atkin Grant and Lang, bill for work done (1275 pounds) in 2008, copy of p. 734 of THE LANDMARK mentioning Gen. MacPherson of the British Foreign Legion. CONDITION: Excellent, as refurbished. Bbls retain nearly all of London quality re-black, engraving remaining sharp, but top matting is somewhat washed. Action and lockplates retain most of their re-case hardening, silvering on beads, bolsters, and fences. Some engraving has been “picked up”. Trigger guard and top lever retain virtually all of their re-blue, thumbpiece silvered slightly. Stocks retain virtually all of their refreshed oil finish, with some minor handling marks. Checkering has been correctly re-cut. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are very slightly out of time. Trigger works fine. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny. Case is very fine. Exterior leather has darkened, with numerous scuffs and marks, but has been stabilized. Interior cloth is very fine, with some areas frayed and slightly soiled from contact with gun. Partitions are tight. Label is very fine, with a few minor rubs. Snap caps show considerable use, and drag marks from firing pins. A light, fast handling over and under. Listing for over $1000.00 in 1939, this gun cost 120 pounds in London when new in 1923. 4-40895 MGM106 (17,500-22,500)

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*UNIQUE, POSSIBLY THE FIRST, F. BEESLEY “SHOT-OVER” GAME GUN. SN 2298. (1912) Cal. 16 Ga. 2-1/2″ Chambers. This unusual gun, possibly famed London gunmaker and acknowledged inventor to the trade, Frederick Beesley’s, very first over-under. It has many differences from what was later to be known as the Beesley “shot-over”. The most noticeable difference is that the locks are conventional back action whereas the ultimate form of the “shot-over” had the lock for the under bbl inverted to give a straighter striker blow. The second thing one notices is that it does not have the large knuckle hinge-pin found on most “shot-overs”. Further examination reveals a one piece wrap-around forend vs. the 3-pc forend of the “shot-over”, and the fact that the forend is removable from the gun and bbls, using a Deeley fastener, whereas, in the “shot-over”, the forend stayed attached to the action. Also, this action is not self-opening. The similarities include use of Rigby type rising bite top fastener and the ejector bolsters on either side of the bbl. This gun is extremely well made, as one would expect from a maker known for his attention to detail and uncompromising workmanship. 28-1/2″ Steel bbls have long oval integral nock form on top rear which extends into rising bite third fastener, which is engraved “F. Beesley 2 St. James’s St. London” on top. Bottom bbl is stamped with SN, “550” and, what are probably bbl makers initials, “MD”. London nitro proofs for 16 Ga and 1 oz of shot are stamped on left sides of bbls, are faint, and partially covered by side rib. Unusual O-U double under-bite action with rising bite third fastener is fitted with standard hinge-pin. Action also features ejectors, automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), and double triggers. Top fence is deeply scalloped. Action and lockplates have about 80% coverage of nicely cut medium scroll with rose bouquet highlights. “F Beesley” is in scrolled ribands on each lockplate. Scroll engraved trigger guard has SN on tang. Dark, lightly streaked and figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-3/8″ over checkered wood butt. There is a vacant silver oval on toe line. 28 LPI point pattern checkering has mullered borders. Deep, one piece forend has unusual ejector mechanism which looks like a prototype to his 1913 registered patent, and requires further study. Wood and metal match butstock, which fastens to bbl with Deeley release. There is no patent information anywhere on the gun, as found on later Beesley “shot-overs”. Bore diameter: top -.669, bottom -.667. Bore restrictions: top -.007, bottom -.006. Wall thickness: top -.017, bottom -.019. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-11/16″. Weight: 6 lbs. 9.6 oz, LOP 14-3/8″. CONDITION: Very good, as partially refurbished. Bbls retain nearly all of an old London quality re-black. Engraving is still relatively sharp. Action and lockplates retain traces of orig color hardening, mostly in protected areas of fence. Top lever, trigger guard, and safety are re-blued, and retain nearly all of that blue. Wood retains nearly all of a rubbed oil refinish. Wood is below metal. Checkering has been re-cut. There are two cracks in front of bottom of iron in forend, that move when flexed; one running to rear tip of forend fastener. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Top ejector does not trip. A relatively light, great handling, piece of gunmaking history. 4-41793 MGM52 (5,000-8,000)

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*W. & C. SCOTT MONTE CARLO B SIDELOCK EJECTOR PIGEON GUN. SN 61542. Cal. 12 Ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 30″ Dovetailed bbls with high flat matted pigeon rib fitted with two ivory beads, are engraved “Scott’s Improved Bolt” on square crossbolt rib extension. Tops of bbls are engraved “W & C. Scott & Son. 78 Shaftesbury Avenue” and “London England.” Bbl flats are stamped with Birmingham nitro proofs for 1-1/4 oz of shot. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with provisional proofs and SN. Square back sidelock action has automatic safety (SAFE relief engraved), square crossbolt third fastener, patent gas checks, and double triggers. Water table is stamped with patent information, SN, proofs, castle logo, and “W & C Scott & Son Makers”. Case hardened action and lockplates are engraved with 80% well cut scroll, outlining oval scenes of pigeons in flight on each lockplate. “W. & C. Scott & Son” is on bottom of each lockplate. Scroll engraved trigger guard has SN and castle logo engraved on tang. Nicely figured walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-11/16″ over checkered wood butt, and features drop points, 22 LPI point pattern checkering with double line border, and vacant silver oval on toe line. Short splinter ejector forend has Scott patent release lever and with SN stamped on iron. Bore diameter: left -.731, right -.730. Bore restrictions: left -.030, right -.029. Wall thickness: left -.043, right -..045 Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-9/16″. Weight: 8 lbs. 8-1/2 oz, LOP 14-11/16″. CONDITION: Excellent, as partially refurbished. Bbls retain 90% + orig blue. Action and lockplates retain about 90% of orig case hardening color, silvered on fences and beads. Orig blue of top lever has flaked and silvered to about 40%. Trigger guard retains most of its re-blue. Buttstock is a well done replacement, retaining nearly all of its finish. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are slightly out of time. A solid robust gun, just right for sporting clays. 4-41789 MGM39 (7,000-10,000)

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*FINE E J CHURCHILL IMPERIAL EJECTOR PIGEON GUN. SN 1333. Cal. 12 Ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 30″ Chopper lump bbls with high, flat, matted pigeon rib, are engraved “E J. Churchill Gun & Rifle Manufacturer.” and “8 Agar St. Strand London. W. C.” on tops. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 1-1/4 oz of shot. Bbl makers initials “JW” are stamped in right flat. SN is on bottoms of bbls. Case hardened sidelock action is stocked to the fences with nicely filed beads, and features double triggers, and non-automatic safety with “Safe” engraved on rectangular gold band, which is covered by T-shaped safety button, when in fire position. All metal is engraved with nearly complete coverage of well cut English scroll. “E. J. Churchill” is in scrolled ribands on each lockplate, and distinctive “EJC” monogram is on bottom of action, which is found only on Churchill’s early best guns. Trigger guard is scroll engraved with SN on tang. Strikingly marbled and slightly figured straight grip Circassian walnut buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over Silvers type pad, and features drop points, and 20 LPI checkering with mullered borders. Gold oval on toe line is engraved “H.L.Jr. Sept.30, 1940″. Splinter forend has Anson release with SN and Churchill logo on iron. Bore diameter: left -.729, right -.730. Bore restrictions: left -.028, right -.008. Wall thickness: left -.026, right -.022. Drop at heel: 2-7/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7 lbs. 10 oz, LOP 14-1/2”. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain nearly all of a high quality re-black. Engraving is sharp. Edges of rib are slightly rounded. Matting is still good. Action and lockplates have traces of case color, but are mostly a pleasing pewter gray. Top lever and trigger guard have been re-blued, and engraving is slightly washed, and have subsequently silvered to about 60%. Stocks have most of an old oil finish, with sharp edges slightly rounded. Checkering has been re-cut. Pad probably dates from the time of this refinishing. Forend tip is a later replacement. Right lower horn of stock shows repaired crack about 3/4″ long, running from lower rear portion of lockplate to trigger plate. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Bores are bright and shiny, showing some evidence of frosting and areas where a few minor dents have been removed. A good solid best sidelock. 4-41139 MGM13 (7,000-10,000)

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*HENRY ATKIN SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN WITH CASE. SN 998. (ca 1899) Cal. 12 Ga. 2-1/2″ Chambers. This finely made gun by this highly regarded maker, has 30″ steel dovetailed bbls. High concave game rib is engraved front to back “Made of Sir Joseph Whitworth’s Fluid Pressed Steel.” and “Henry Atkin. (From Purdey’s) 88, Germyn Street, Haymarket. London.” “2” is gold inlaid in scroll engraved triangle at rear portion of rib. Bbl flats show London nitro proofs and re-proofs for 2-1/2″ chambers. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SN. Nicely filed sidelock square back action features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold) and double triggers. Action and lockplates are engraved with nearly full coverage of cleanly cut small English scroll with nicely shaded and detailed rose bouquet highlights. Fences are engraved with larger shaded scroll. “Henry Atkin” is in riband on each lockplate. Bottom of action is engraved “Patent” “H. Atkin” “Ejector” in oval. Scroll engraved trigger guard has SN on tang. Top lever is inlaid in gold with no. “2”. Nicely marbled and slightly figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-7/8″ over black leather covered pad. Stock features drop points and 26 LPI point pattern checkering with mullered borders. Silver oval on toe line is engraved with initials “MFC”. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release. “2” is inlaid in gold on tip. Bore diameter: left -.735, right -.737. Bore restrictions: left -.012, right -.010. Wall thickness: left -.034, right -.029. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs. 7 oz, LOP 14-7/8″. Older leather case has initials “A.D.” embossed on lid, and is lined with green cloth with reproduction Henry Atkin label. CONDITION: Very fine, as partially refurbished. Bbls retain nearly all of an old London quality re-black with a few minor marks, and some slight silvering at muzzles. Action retains a considerable amount of its orig case hardening color, strong in protected areas. Lockplates retain 25 – 35% of their faded orig color, but are mostly silver gray. Stocks retain nearly all of a good quality hand rubbed oil finish. Edges remain relatively sharp. Checkering has been freshened. Pad is new replacement. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Case leather has been stabilized with brown paint which has worn through on edges with many marks and scruffs. Straps and handle are good. Renewed interior cloth is excellent, as is label. 4-41882 MGM68 (8,000-12,000)

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*JOSEPH LANG SIDELOCK EJECTOR PIGEON GUN WITH CASE. SN 14505. (ca 1908) Cal. 12 Ga. 3″ Chambers. 30″ Chopper lump bbls with raised flat file cut pigeon rib, are engraved “Joseph Lang & Son.” and “102. New Bond Street. London. W.” on tops. Bbl flats have London nitro proofs for 1-1/4 oz of shot. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SNs and “J. L & S”. Case hardened full sidelock action is stocked to the fences with nicely filed beads, and is equipped with automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), double triggers, and gold line tumbler end cocking indicators. Action and lockplates are engraved with very well cut medium shaded scroll, with rose bouquet highlights, in London “best” fashion. “Joseph Lang & Son.” is engraved on bottom of each lockplate. Trigger guard is engraved with rose and scroll, with SN at grip. Very nicely marbled European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-1/4″ over brown leather covered pad, and features drop points, vacant gold oval, 28 LPI point pattern checkering with mullered borders. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left -733., right -.733. Bore restrictions: left -.035, right -.035. Wall thickness: left -.029, right -.030. Drop at heel: 2-5/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/4″. Weight: 7 lbs. 12.8 oz, LOP 14-1/4″. New green canvas case with stitched leather corners has combination lock, and is lined with green felt. CONDITION: Very fine, as partially refinished. Bbls retain virtually all of a very fine London quality re-black, matting of ribs softened and engraving slightly washed. Action retains 10 – 20% orig case hardening color, the balance silver to gray brown. Lockplates retain 90% orig color, silvered slightly at tails. Trigger guard and top lever retain nearly all of a bright re-blue, with engraving slightly washed. Stocks retain nearly all of a fine rubbed oil finish, edges remain relatively sharp. Checkering has been re-cut, and is slightly sharp. There are incipient minor cracks behind each lockplate. Forend has some minor marks toward tip where it has been pried off of bbl. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Case is excellent. A fine gun ready for the pigeon ring or clays course. 4-42142 MGM110 (7,000-10,000)

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*HARRISON AND HUSSEY SIDELOCK EJECTOR HEAVY GAME GUN. SN 2076. Cal. 12 Ga. 3″ Chambers. 30″ Chopper lump bbls with low concave game rib, and ivory bead, are engraved “Harrison & Hussey. Ltd” and “41. Albemarle St. London. W.” on tops. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. SN is on bottoms of bbls. Full sidelock action is stocked to the fences, and features automatic safety (“Safe” inlaid in gold), double triggers (front articulated), and gold line tumbler end cocking indicators. Action and lockplates are engraved with very well cut small scroll with rose bouquets in ovals. “Harrison & Hussey Ltd” is in ribands on each lockplate, and bottom of action. Scroll engraved top lever and trigger guard are blued. SN is on tang of guard. Nicely figured American walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-13/16″ over Silvers type pad, and features drop points, and 20 LPI point pattern checkering with mullered borders. European walnut splinter forend has Anson release and about 24 LPI checkering. Bore diameter: left -.730, right -.731. Bore restrictions: left -.032, right -.012. Wall thickness: left -.026, right -.026. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 7 lbs. 10 oz, LOP 14-13/16″. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain approx 80% orig blue, silvering on tops, breeches and muzzles. Action retains perhaps 10% orig case color, in protected areas; Lockplates perhaps 30%. They have faded to a pleasing silver gray. Top lever has most of what appears to be its original blue. Trigger guard retains nearly all of its re-blue. Replacement stock retains most of its finish, with large piece of fairly well matching walnut added to raise comb and heel. Forend has been refinished, checkering has been re-cut. Action is very slightly loose with forend removed, but feels tight with forend in place. Screw slots show use, action screw considerable. Bbls are very slightly off-face. Bores are excellent, with one or two very small dents. 4-41791 MGM18 (7,000-10,000)

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*FINE JOSEPH LANG SIDELOCK EJECTOR HEAVY GAME GUN WITH CASE. SN 13481. (ca. 1903) Cal. 12 Ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 28″ Dovetailed steel barrels with narrow concave game rib, are engraved “Joseph Lang & Son.” and “7, Bury Street St. James’s London, England.” on tops. Breech ends of bbls have decorative band, and rear portion of rib has scroll engraving and no. “1”. Bbl flats show London nitro proofs at “.729”, “2-3/4″” chambers and “3-1/4 tons”. Bottoms of bbls are engraved with SN. SN is also stamped on loop. Importers mark “Griffin & Howe N.Y. N.Y.” is on bottom of left bbl. Case hardened sidelock action is stocked to the fences with nicely filed beads. Water table is stamped with proofs, SN, and “J. L. & S”. Action and lockplates are engraved with about 60% coverage of finely executed shaded scroll with “Joseph Lang & Son.” on both lockplates. “1” is on top lever. Action also features automatic safety with “Safe” inlaid in gold, and an incised line tumbler end cocking indicators. Trigger guard has matching scroll on bow, and SN on short tang. Nicely marbled and slightly figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over checkered wood butt. Stock features gold oval on toe line engraved “R.C”, drop points and 20 LPI point pattern checkering with mullered borders. Matching splinter forend has Anson release with “1” engraved on steel tip. Bore diameter: left -.728, right -.734. Bore restrictions: left -.005, right -.004 recess. Wall thickness: left -.035, right -.023. Drop at heel: 2-3/16″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 6 lbs. 9 oz, LOP 14-1/2″. Gun is cast on for left hand shooter. Triggers are turned. Makers leather case has stitched leather corners with initials “R. C.” embossed on lid. Interior is lined with maroon cloth, with Atkin Grant and Lang green leather label. Accessories include 2-pc wooden cleaning rod, with assorted mops and brushes, pair of Atkin Grant and Lang marked snap caps, empty can of Youngs 303, and the key. CONDITION: Fine, as refreshed. Bbls retain 90% of their blue with areas above forend rubbed through, and silvering at muzzles and breeches. Action retains 60 – 70% case color, silvering on beads and fences. Lockplates retain 90 – 95% color. Blue on trigger guard is flaking on bow, and tang is silver. Stock retains nearly all of a rubbed oil finish. Checkering is slightly worn, and a bit dirty. There are two very minor cracks starting behind lockplates. This gun is likely to have been completely refurbished by the factory in the 1970’s, which can probably be confirmed by factory letter. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Case leather shows numerous marks and scuffs. Handle and straps are good, but getting tired. Interior shows marks and soiling from contact with gun. Label is fine. Accessories are fine. A nice handling and well balanced field gun. 4-40025 MGM5 (4,500-7,500)

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*WESTLEY RICHARDS HAND DETACHABLE BOXLOCK SINGLE TRIGGER EJECTOR HEAVY GAME GUN. SN 0.9175. (ca. 1908) Cal. 12 Ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 30″ Dovetailed steel barrels with matted concave game rib, and Westley Richards patent dolls head extension, are engraved “Westley Richards. 178. New Bond St. London. W.” on top of right bbl, and “Von Lengerke & Detmold. 349 Fifth Avenue New York. Agents.” on left. Rear of bbls is engraved with 3/4″ bands of shaded acanthus. Bbl flats show Birmingham nitro proofs for 1-1/4 oz shot (2-3/4″ chambers). Bottoms of bbls are stamped with “H.L”, Birmingham provisional proof, “Steel”, and SN. Rounded, scalloped back action has removable floorplate, covering typical Westley Richards patent detachable locks. Each lockplate is stamped “Westley Richards Patent 177311897” in oval with use no. 1408 in center of oval. Plates and parts are nicely engine turned, and “R” and “L” are engraved on each lock respectively. Action flats are stamped “Patent no. 994 3952-1899” (single trigger), proofs, SN, and the same detachable lock information as locks. Action has nicely filed beads and shows very finely executed open shaded scroll engraving with game scene motifs; partridges on right side, and pheasants on left. Both sides of action are engraved “Westley Richards”. Top of action in front of typical Westley Richards pivot for sliding top third fastener is engraved “Westley Richards Patent One Trigger”. Trigger plate has sliding button selector with “L” and “R” inlaid in gold. Safety is non-automatic. “Safe” is inlaid in gold on top tang. Blued trigger guard is engraved with pointing dog on bow, with scroll and SN on short tang. Nicely marbled and slightly figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-5/16″ over brown leather covered pad, and features gold oval on toe line. Modified fleur-de-lis checkering with ribbon accents is at 22 LPI, and is mostly borderless, but with line border at rear. Splinter forend with Deeley latch has horn tip. Checkering matches buttstock, with scalloped borders and ribbons. There is a small panel of 36 LPI checkering surrounding fleur-de-lis on bottom rear. Bore diameter: left -.736, right -.737. Bore restrictions: left -.043, right -.043. Wall thickness: left -.032, right -.032. Drop at heel: 2-1/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7 lbs. 4 oz, LOP 14-5/16″. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain virtually all of high quality re-black. Action is mostly silver gray. Wood retains most of an old oil finish. Top of stock has been raised 1/8″ at comb and 3/4″ at heel by the addition of a fairly well matched wedge of walnut. Checkering is fine. Action is tight. Bores are bright and shiny with some minor striations at breeches. Ejectors are in time. Trigger works well. 4-40248 MGM2 (7,000-9,000)

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*DIMINUTIVE HARRISON AND HUSSEY BOXLOCK GAME GUN. SN 10076. Cal. .410. 2-1/2″ Chambers. This nice handling little gun has 28″ dovetailed steel bbls. Narrow concave game rib has third fastener extension, and is engraved “Harrison & Hussey Ltd. 41, Albemarle St. London. W.” Bbl flats show original Birmingham proofs and re-proofs for 2-1/2″ chambers. Original proofs are for 3/8 oz of shot, and re-proof for 7/16. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with provisional proofs and SN. Tiny boxlock action features third fastener, double triggers, and automatic safety (SAFE relief engraved). Case hardened action is engraved with about 60% coverage of well cut English scroll. Floorplate and top lever are blued and have matching scroll. Trigger guard is a glossy black, and is engraved with SN on tang. Lightly streaked European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-1/4″ over ribbed horn buttplate, featuring 18 LPI flat top checkering with mullered borders, and vacant silver oval on toe line. There is a tape decal marked “J H 1436″ on oval. Splinter forend has Anson release. Bore restrictions: left -Approx .005, right -Approx .005. Wall thickness: left -.028, right -.030. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 4 lbs. 1.6 oz, LOP 14-1/4”. PROVENANCE: Jay Huber Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent, as competently and correctly refurbished, retaining virtually all of this fine quality finish. There are a few pits on top rib which did not polish out, and a few minor marks on buttstock. Bores are excellent. Action is slightly loose with forend removed, but tight with forend in place. Right bbl is off face. 4-41194 MGM12 (3,000-5,000)

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*LANG AND HUSSEY BOXLOCK GAME GUN WITH CASE. SN 13172. Cal. 410. 3-1/2″ Chambers. 28″ Dovetailed bbls are engraved “Lang & Hussey Ltd 102 New Bond St. London” on concave game rib. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with London black powder proofs. SN is on bottom of left bbl. No. 2100 is on rib in front of loop. Nicely scaled boxlock action features non-automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold) and nicely filed beads. Action is engraved with about 60% coverage well cut shaded scroll with “Lang & Hussey Ltd” in riband on either side. Scroll engraved trigger guard has SN on tang. Well streaked and figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 15-1/8″ over ribbed horn buttplate. Vacant silver oval is on toe line. 20 LPI point pattern checkering has mullered borders. Matching splinter forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left -.429 at muzzle, right -.429 at muzzle. Wall thickness: left -.037, right -.034. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 4 lbs. 8 oz, LOP 15-1/8″. Older leather case has brass corners, and has been meticulously relined in maroon cloth with reproduction Lang & Hussey label. There are two covered compartments with brass knobs. Greenish gray zippered case cover has brown leather trim. CONDITION: Very good, as refurbished. Bbls retain essentially all of a satin finished re-blue. Engraving is severely washed. Action is cleaned to silver. Floorplate, trigger guard and top lever are re-blued. Engraving is slightly washed, and blue is slightly silvered. Stocks retain nearly all of a fine hand rubbed oil finish, edges slightly rounded. Checkering has been re-cut. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Bores are fine, bright and shiny, with evidence of some pitting, mostly in right bbl. Case leather is medium brown, has been stabilized. Straps are good quality replacements. Orig handle is good. Interior and label are excellent, as is outer cover. A light little gun with exceptional original length of pull. 4-41880 MGM62 (5,000-7,000)

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*HARRISON AND HUSSEY BOXLOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN WITH CASE. SN 3235. Cal. 28 Ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 28″ Dovetailed bbls with narrow concave game rib are engraved “Harrison & Hussey Ltd” and “41. Albemarle St. London. W” on tops. Bbl flats have London nitro proofs for 28 Ga and 5/8 oz shot. SNs are stamped on bottom of bbls. Case hardened nicely scaled down boxlock action features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), hidden third fastener, and double triggers. Action is engraved with about 60% coverage of very nicely cut scroll with “Harrison & Hussey Ltd” in arched ribands on sides of action, and on blued floorplate. Blued top lever and trigger guard are scroll engraved. SN is on trigger guard tang. Exceptional, flesh-toned, beautifully marbled and nicely figured Circassian walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-5/8″ over dark brown leather covered pad over 1/2″ hard rubber lengthening piece. Stock features diamond grip drop points and 24 LPI point pattern checkering with mullered borders. Silver oval engraved with initials “M.G.F.” is on toe line. Splinter ejector forend has Anson release, with SN engraved on iron. Bore diameter: left -.574, right -.574. Bore restrictions: left -.011, right -.008. Wall thickness: left -.027, right -.028. Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 5 lbs. 3 oz, LOP 14-5/8″. Older, what was probably refurbished original, leather case with stitched leather corners is embossed “M. G. F.” on lid. Case is relined with maroon cloth, with Harrison & Hussey paper label, and contains 2-pc rosewood cleaning rod, rosewood-handled brass chamber brush, leather-covered spring hand guard, rosewood-handled dusting brush, cleaning mops and brushes, pair of snap caps, and Harrison & Hussey marked square oil bottle. Case has green cloth zippered outer cover with leather corners. CONDITION: Fine as partially refurbished. Bbls retain nearly all of a high quality satin re-black. Engraving is somewhat washed, with a few marks, mostly along bottom of left bbl. Action retains traces of orig case colors in protected areas under fences, and is mostly bright silver. Floorplate and top lever retain most of what appears to be their orig blue. Trigger guard retains most of a re-blue. Buttstock has most of an old hand rubbed oil finish, sharp edges slightly rounded. Checkering has not been re-cut. Ejector forend appears to be very well made and finished replacement. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Bbls are very slightly off face. Ejectors are in time. Case leather is medium brown, and has been stabilized. Interior cloth is new with what appears to be orig label foxed. Some accessories seem to be new, older accessories are fine. Straps and handle are good. Outer cover is excellent. 4-41883 MGM54 (6,000-8,000)

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*DAINTY HOLLOWAY AND NAUGHTON BOXLOCK GAME GUN WITH CASE. SN 41676. Cal. 28 Ga. 2-1/2″ Chambers. 28″ Dovetailed bbls are engraved “Holloway & Naughton Ltd Makers, Birmingham, London & Paris” on narrow low game rib. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with Birmingham nitro proofs and London 1997 re-proofs for 2-1/2″ chambers. SN is stamped on splinter. Nicely scaled boxlock action features automatic safety (SAFE engraved) and double triggers. Action is engraved with about 60% coverage well cut English scroll. “Holloway & Naughton Ltd” is on either side. Blued floorplate, top lever and trigger guard are also scroll engraved,. SN is on trigger guard tang. Nicely marbled and figured flesh-toned Circassian walnut buttstock measures 14-3/4″ over dark brown leather covered pad. Vacant silver oval is on toe line. 20 LPI flat top point pattern checkering has mullered borders. Splinter forend with inset ebony tip has spring detent release. Bore diameter: left -.560, right -.552. Bore restrictions: left -.012, right -.000. Wall thickness: left -.029, right -.030. Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 4 lbs. 12.5 oz, LOP 14-3/4″. Older leather case with stitched leather trim is newly lined with maroon cloth. Reproduction Holloway & Naughton paper label is in lid. Interior has two covered compartments with brass knobs, and contains 2-pc cocobolo and brass cleaning rod, round oil bottle, pair of snap caps, and key with attached leather label stamped “Michael Messina, Maker, East Meadow, NY”. Case has greenish gray zippered canvas outer cover with brown leather trim. CONDITION: Excellent as completely refurbished. Bbls retain virtually all of a high quality re-blue. Action retains all of a nicely colored re-hardening. Floorplate, trigger guard, and top lever retain nearly all of a correct charcoal blue. Screw slots are good. Stocks show nearly all of a hand rubbed oil finish. Checkering is slightly worn, and a bit dirty. Mullering has been freshened. Leather covered pad is new. Bores are very fine, bright and shiny, with right bbl showing some slight frosting. Action is tight. Right bbl is slightly off face. Case leather is very fine. Straps and handle are good. Interior, accessories and outer cover are excellent. 4-41885 MGM69 (7,000-9,000)

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*W & C SCOTT “BOWOOD” BOXLOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN WITH ORIGINAL CASE. SN 146326. Cal. 20 Ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 26″ Dovetailed bbls with Churchill rib are engraved “W. & C. Scott Gunmakers.” and “Birmingham. England.” on tops. Bbl flats are stamped with Birmingham nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. Loop is stamped “Made in England”. Importers mark is on bottom of right bbl “J K Devco Inc Houston TX”. Scallop-backed case hardened boxlock action has automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), and is engraved with about 60% coverage shaded scroll. “W & C. Scott.” is on either side of action and “The Bowood” on floorplate. Blued floorplate, top lever, and trigger guard are also scroll engraved. SN is on trigger guard tang. Nicely marbled European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 15″ over checkered wood butt. Hallmarked gold oval is on toe line. Stock also features drop points and point pattern checkering with mullered borders. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left -.615, right -.614. Bore restrictions: left -.012, right -.005. Wall thickness: left -.032, right -.028. Drop at heel: 2″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 5 lbs. 9.6 oz, LOP 15″. Makers brown canvas case with brown leather trim is lined with maroon cloth with gold embossed leather Scott label in lid. Case contains 2-pc brass and wood cleaning rod with brushes and jags, and square oil bottle. Case has zippered grayish green canvas outer cover with brown leather trim. CONDITION: Near new, with a few scattered minor marks in wood. There are some extractor wipe marks on breech face, and bbl contact marks from case. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Case is excellent, as are accessories and outer cover. A fine light weight bird gun. Not produced since 1990, the last suggested retail was $12,500.00. 4-41884 MGM66 (5,000-7,000)

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*CHURCHILL REGAL GRADE BOXLOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN. SN 7753. Cal. 20 Ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 28″ Steel dovetailed bbls with narrow matted Churchill rib, are engraved “Churchill (Gunmakers) Ltd.” and “Orange St. Gunworks Leicester Square London.” on tops. Bottoms of bbls have 1981 Birmingham proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. SNs are engraved on bottoms of bbls. (Factory records indicate gun was made in July 1960 with 25″ bbls.) Vividly colored case hardened action has automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold) and gold-plated double triggers. Action has about 80% coverage of well cut scroll engraving with “Churchill.” in ribands on either side. Blued floorplate, top lever, and trigger guard have matching engraving, with SN on trigger guard tang. Nicely streaked European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14″ over Silvers type pad. Point pattern 20 LPI checkering has double line borders. Silver oval engraved with initials “N.S.B.” (per factory record) is on toe line. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left -.623, right -.623. Bore restrictions: left -.024, right -.011. Wall thickness: left -.040, right -.041. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs. .6 oz, LOP 14″. PROVENANCE: Churchill factory letter dated March 2003 with specifications of this gun, along with copy of ledger page. CONDITION: Excellent, near new, as refurbished at time of re-barreling (1981). Bbls retain virtually all of their beautifully polished and colored black. Action retains all of its correctly colored, probably St. Ledger, hardening. Blued parts retain nearly all of their charcoal blue. Stocks retain essentially all of a new hand rubbed oil finish over a few minor dents and marks. Checkering has not been re-cut and is slightly worn, and missing a few diamonds. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Bbls are off face. Forend is a bit loose. Ejectors are slightly out of time. 4-41837 MGM85 (4,500-6,500)

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*COGSWELL AND HARRISON SANDHURST MODEL AVANT-TOUT EJECTOR SIDE-PLATED BOXLOCK GAME GUN WITH CASE. SN 41124. (ca 1907) Cal. 12 Ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 30″ Dovetailed bbls are engraved “Cogswell & Harrison Ltd THE AVANT TOUT 141 New Bond St. & 226 Strand. London.” on concave game rib with crossbolt extension. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 1-1/8 oz shot. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with “Archus” trademarks (Archus bbls were offered on the much higher cost crown model, and this type of steel is not listed on the Sandhurst specification. Engraving on this gun more closely approximates the Sandhurst grade.) Bottoms of bbls are also fitted with patented avant-tout ejector mechanism. SN is on ejector housing. Case hardened side-plated boxlock action features automatic safety (SAFE relief engraved), crossbolt type third fastener, and double triggers. Action and side-plates are engraved with very nicely cut large open shaded scroll with about 60% coverage. “Cogswell & Harrison Ltd” is on each side-plate. Scroll engraved trigger guard has SN on tang. Nicely streaked and figured European walnut straight grip buttstock with 20 LPI flat top point pattern checkering with mullered borders measures 14-1/2″ over ribbed wood butt on 5/8″ lengthening piece. Matching splinter forend has steel tip and spring detent release. Bore diameter: left -..729, right -.729. Bore restrictions: left -.010, right -.006. Wall thickness: left -.032, right -.031. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs. 12 oz, LOP 14-1/2″. Old, probably original, leather case with brass corners is embossed “C.H.” on lid. Interior is lined in reddish cloth, and contains 2-pc brass and ebony cleaning rod, C & H marked round pewter oil bottle, 4″ long tubular brass oil bottle, old pull-through cleaning brush, assorted brushes and mops, and case straps. CONDITION: Very fine, as found. Bbls retain 90% + orig blue with some areas browning, and some spots of cleaned pitting, mostly on top rib. Action retains about 60% orig case hardening color, silvered on fences, and bottom of action. Top lever is flaked to mottled silver. Trigger guard retains 50% of its orig bright blue. Stocks retain most of what appears to be their orig finish with many minor marks from normal use. Checkering is slightly worn, somewhat dirty, and missing one or two diamonds. Bores are very fine, bright and shiny with some slight frosting toward breech end of right bbl. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are slightly out of time. Case leather is very dry with top grain crazed and flaking off. Needs stabilization. Interior cloth shows areas of fading, and moth damage. Partitions are tight. Accessories are fine. Straps and handle need attention. A solid, as found, work horse. 4-41951 MGM53 (2,000-3,000)

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*WEBLEY & SCOTT MODEL 700 BOXLOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN. SN 128415. Cal. 12 Ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 26″ Dovetailed bbls are stamped “Webley & Scott Ltd.” and “Birmingham” on tops. Concave game rib is engraved “Abercrombie & Fitch Co. Agents”. Bbl flats are stamped with Birmingham nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. Loop is stamped with SN and “Made in England.” Boxlock action features automatic safety and double triggers, and is stamped “Webley & Scott Ltd.” on either side. Action has about 60% coverage of scroll engraving. Blued top lever, floorplate, and trigger guard have scroll engraving. SN is engraved at grip. Nicely streaked European walnut semi-pistol grip buttstock measures 15-1/8″ over checkered wood butt with engraved steel heel and toe plates, and features 20 LPI borderless checkering. Hard rubber grip cap with inset silver oval is engraved “FMW”. Full, matching splinter forend has Anson release, with SN on iron. Bore diameter: left -.731, right -.734. Bore restrictions: left -.028, right -.015. Wall thickness: left -.032, right -,030. Drop at heel: 1-7/8″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 6 lbs. 7.4 oz, LOP 15-1/8″. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain virtually all fine quality re-black, as do trigger guard, floorplate, and top lever. Trigger guard is silvered behind bow. Stocks retain nearly all of their varnish finish. Action retains 40-50% original case color. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny. 4-39159 (1,250-1,750)

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CHARLES BOSWELL SIDELOCK HEAVY GAME GUN WITH TWO SETS OF BARRELS AND CASE. SN 30467. Cal. 12 Ga. 3″ Chambers/ 10 Ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 30″ Steel dovetailed 12 ga bbls have flat serrated raised rib. “Charles Boswell. Maker. 126. Strand. London. W.C” is in unmatted portion. Bbl flats have London nitro proofs for 1-1/4 oz shot, and are also stamped with a long chamber mark. “C Boswell” is also stamped on each flat. 31″ 10 Ga Damascus bbls are engraved “Charles Boswell. Maker. 126. Strand. London. W.C” on broad concave game rib. Bbl flats are stamped with London proofs, “C. Boswell” “Not for Ball”, and “10B”, “12M” (choke designations). Bottom of right bbl is stamped with SN and “Choke”. Scott’s patent sidelock action features double triggers, nicely filed fences, patent gas check, and automatic safety (Safe inlaid). Action and lockplates are covered with about 60% nicely cut shaded scroll. “Charles Boswell London” is on each lockplate. Water table and breech face are stamped with Scott patent information. Trigger guard has SN on tang. Nicely marbled European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over checkered horn buttplate, and features 20 LPI checkering with line border, and a vacant silver oval on toe line. Long splinter forend has Anson release. 12 Ga. Bbls: Bore diameter: left -.734, right -.734. Bore restrictions: left -.035, right -.036. Wall thickness: left -.033, right -.034. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 8 lbs. 4 oz, LOP 14-1/2″. 10 Ga. Bbls: Bore diameter: left -.783, right -.783. Bore restrictions: left -.038, right -.015. Wall thickness: left -.030, right -.031. Weight: 7 lbs. 14 oz, LOP 14-1/2″. What appears to be original makers leather case, with brass corners, has newly inset embossed section of leather marked with “Marquess of Ripon Studley Royal Yorkshire” in gold. Interior is lined with red cloth with Boswell paper label, and contains 2-pc Greenheart cleaning rod with jags and brushes, and walnut handled turnscrew stamped with SN. CONDITION: Good. Steel bbls and action are mostly pewter gray. Damascus bbls show approx 50% orig finish. Wood has been refinished and is considerably under metal with a few repairs around left lockplate. Checkering has been re-cut. Orig buttplate shows considerable sanding. Steel bbls are slightly loose, and off-face. Bores are shiny, show a few minor striations, and 3 or 4 minor dents. 10 Ga bbls are also slightly loose and off-face, with bright shiny bores, with some very minor light frosting, mainly in right bbl. Case leather is dark brown. Interior cloth is good with many areas worn through. Partitions are intact, but somewhat shaky. Label is dark, showing cracking, and areas worn through from contact with gun. Cleaning rod is very good. 4-41851 MGM14 (3,000-5,000)

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J. DOUGALL LOCKFAST BEST QUALITY PLAIN FINISH GAME GUN. SN 3402. (ca 1875) Cal. 16 Ga. 2-1/2″ Chambers. 30″ Bold Damascus bbls are engraved “J. D. Dougall. Gun & Rifle Manufacturer to H. R. H. The Prince of Wales. 59 St. James’s St. London.” on low concave game rib. Bbl flats are stamped with London black powder proofs for 15 bore. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SN and “HIGHEST”. Case hardened unusual Dougall action has eccentric hinge pin and rear locking lever securing bbls to action face with protruding bosses. Under-lug of bbl engages under water table, as an additional lock. Water table is stamped with proofs, “Patent Lockfast”, SN, and “FIRST SPECIAL” (referring to quality). Fences are very nicely filed. Back action rebounding locks have typical Dougall high spur chamfered hammers with recessed noses engaging firing pins. Action, lockplates, and hammers have various types of nicely executed border engraving. “J. D. Dougall’s Patent Lockfast” is scrolled across bottom of action. “J. D. Dougall” is on each lockplate. Finely engraved Prince of Wales plume is on top strap between hammers. Trigger guard has Celtic engraved border, with SN on tang. Dark, nicely streaked European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 13-1/4″ over checkered butt with border engraved steel heel and toe plates. 22 LPI flat top checkering has rounded borderless terminations around lockplates with mullered border at back. Matching splinter forend has long forward lever release. Bore diameter: left -.690, right -.690. Bore restrictions: left -.013 recess, right -.009 recess. These recess or “jug” chokes appear to be original and consignor states that they throw quite tight patterns. Wall thickness: left -.025, right -.024. Drop at heel: 2″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 5 lbs. 15 oz, LOP 13-1/4″. CONDITION: Very good. Bbls retain a considerable amount of their orig plum brown, considerably silvered with some areas of light cleaning. Action and lockplates retain a considerable amount of orig case hardening color in protected areas. Wood retains what appears to be orig rubbed oil finish, with oil rubbed in and correctly maintained over the years. Checkering is somewhat worn and dirty with a few marks and compressions. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Action has been tightened by welding hook, and welding job could have been better. Bores are good with a few minor pits and small shallow dents. Locks are crisp. A great handling light weight Scottish classic. 4-41827 MGM46 (2,500-3,500)

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VERY FINE & RARE WILLIAM GREENER HEAVY WATER FOWLING PERCUSSION DOUBLE GUN. SN 5835. Cal. 6 Bore. (.902 Bore Diameter). 34″ Beautifully figured laminated steel bbls are engraved “William Greener Maker London. Laminated. Steel Indestructible by Gunpowder” on rear portion of high wide concave rib. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with Birmingham black powder proofs, SN, “6” and “7”. Bottoms of bbls have single pipe and two loops which house oak ramrod with brass tulip-shaped tip, and knurled tail with steel worm under cap. Patent breeches have platinum blow-outs with SN on hooks. Breech iron has scroll filed high fences with large inlaid platinum sighting strip. Large, line engraved back action locks have elongated fronts which extend under breeches. High hammers are beautifully filed with ogee chamfers, beads, and terminal flourishes, as is typical for most Greener guns. Lockplates are engraved “W. Greener”. Trigger plate has stylized fleur di lis finial, long tang housing grip safety, and SN at tail. Steel trigger guard bow attaches to trigger plate at two points. Dense, nicely figured, and lightly streaked European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14″ over steel buttplate with long tang which is checkered at heel. Coarse, borderless checkering is of elliptical termination around lockplates and top tang. Forend checkering extends all the way to steel ramrod pipe with point termination at rear. Two side nails pin forend to bbl and slide through oval steel escutcheons with circular tips. Housed in a handsome contemporary leather compartmented trunk case with proper reproduction trade label. Wall thickness at muzzle: left -.038, right -.037. Drop at heel: 2-5/8″, drop at comb: 1-3/4″. Weight: 15 lbs. 12 oz, LOP 14″. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain nearly all of an old, correctly colored re-brown (probably during period of use) with exceptionally fine definition to the pattern of these spectacular bbls. Some light pitting is evident under this brown at muzzles, and along rib. Patent breeches retain most of their orig case hardened color, which are now turning a pleasing patina. Breech iron retains 50% orig case color, browning through grip. Lockplates and hammers retain perhaps 60% of their case hardened color, tails of lockplates faded and browned with some light oxidation. Trigger plate and trigger guard are mostly brown patina. Stock retains nearly all of its orig finish with numerous marks and knocks. Checkering is sharp, and somewhat dirty. There is a 1-1/2″ longitudinal crack at front of ramrod channel, and small chips missing from bbl channel of right bbl. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny, mostly untouched, but with evidence of some more recent polishing at muzzles. Locks are crisp. Safety works. Leather trunk case is essentially new with some light rubs to the exterior and interior contact points. An exceptional early big bore by one of Birmingham’s renown makers. 4-41792 MGM15 (20,000-30,000)

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1186

VERY FINE WILLIAM PARSON BEST QUALITY DOUBLE PERCUSSION GAME GUN. SN 873. Cal. 16 Bore. This lovely gun, exhibiting all the qualities and finish one would expect in a London best, has 31″ beautifully figured Damascus bbls. “William Parson Swaffham. Norfolk” is engraved on concave top rib. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with London proofs for 16 ga. and SN. Ebony ramrod with tulip-shaped brass head is stamped with SN on brass tail, with knurled cap over steel worm, and mounts through two plain Damascus pipes. Color hardened breech plugs have plain platinum vented blow-outs, platinum bands at rear, SNs on hooks, and are fitted with bright polished original nipples, stamped “L” and “R”. Breech iron has nicely filed fences, and is fully engraved with excellent quality open shaded scroll. Front action locks with round bodied tall serpentine hammers with dolphin heads, are engraved with about 50% coverage of exceptionally fine open flowing scroll. “William Parson” is engraved on each lockplate. Case hardened trigger plate and tailpipe have intricately filed and fully engraved “pineapples”. Blued trigger guard is scroll engraved and fitted with grip safety, which is engraved with SN. Nicely streaked and figured European walnut buttstock measures 14-1/4″ over blued steel buttplate with long top tang, which is also scroll engraved. Approx 12 LPI flat top checkering has mullered borders. Silver oval on toe line is engraved with initials “WOP”. “70” is stamped in wood behind oval. Forend attaches to bbls with side nail through oval steel escutcheons. Bore diameter: left -.667, right -.668. Wall thickness: left -.032 at muzzle, right -.033. Drop at heel: 2-1/16″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 7 lbs. 0 oz, LOP 14-1/4″. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine, possibly unfired since proof. Bbls retain nearly all of their orig purple-brown, showing fine Damascus pattern, slightly silvered at muzzles and sharp edges. Breech plugs retain nearly all of their case color. Orig nipples retain nearly all of their orig bright polish, darkened with hardened grease. Breech iron, locks, hammers, and trigger plate retain 95% orig brilliant case color. Breech iron is silvered on fences. Trigger guard retains perhaps 30% blue, mostly flaked. Safety is mostly silver. Stock retains nearly all its orig finish with numerous minor marks and dents, mostly on right side of butt. Buttplate retains 50% orig blue, silvering mostly at heel. Bores are excellent, smooth, bright, and shiny. Locks are crisp. 4-41826 MGM79 (7,500-10,500)

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1187

PAIR OF WILLIAM MOORE PERCUSSION DRIVEN GAME GUNS IN ORIGINAL CASE. SN 968/ 1298. Cal. 12 Ga. 31″ Barrels have low concave game ribs. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with London proofs for 13 Bore. Case hardened patent breeches with platinum blow-outs have “1” and “2” engraved on rib extensions. Breech irons are scroll engraved. Front action locks with tall round bodied hammers are engraved with well cut open scroll. Hammers have stylized dolphins heads. Locks of gun no. “1” are engraved “William Moore”, and gun no. “2” “William Moore & Co.” Trigger plates have stylized pineapple finials. Trigger guards have dogs engraved on bows, and with SNs and “1” or “2” on tangs. Fronts of bows are fitted with rectangular shaped horn pieces to more easily rest guns over ones arm while waiting in butts for driven birds. There are no provisions for ramrods, as, obviously, your loader is standing by to take care of that problem. Dense, slightly figured European walnut stocks measure 13-7/8″ over blued steel buttplates. Long tangs are scroll engraved and numbered “1” and “2”. 16 LPI checkering has mullered borders, and gold ovals engraved with griffin’s wings are on toe line. (This device also appears on lid of case.) Forends have horn tips. Gun no. “1”: Bore diameter: left -.730, right -.730. Wall thickness at muzzle: left -.029, right -.028. Drop at heel: 1-7/8″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 6 lbs. 9.6 oz, LOP 13-7/8″. Gun no. “2”: Bore diameter: left -.731, right -.730. Wall thickness at muzzles: left -.030, right -.031. Drop at heel: 1-7/8″, drop at comb: 1-9/16″. Weight: 6 lbs. 11.8 oz, LOP 13-7/8″. Brass bound oak two-tiered case with lift-out tray has scalloped brass inlet corners and central round brass medallion on lid engraved with griffin’s wing and initials “S.R.B.” Case is lined with green cloth with original blue printed paper label. Bbl tray contains 2-pc brass and Greenheart loading rod with brass head and tail with steel worm. Well of case has partitions for stocks and locks, and contains brass-topped tin powder flask marked “Sykes Patent” and an unmarked brass and leather embossed shot flask. CONDITION: Excellent, as completely refinished. Bbls of gun no. “1” retain essentially all of a chocolate brown Damascus pattern, somewhat muted. Gun no. “2” bbls retain a darker brownish-black with excellent definition to pattern. Other than the difference in bbls the remainder of the condition of guns is same for both. Breech plugs, breech irons, locks, and trigger plates retain virtually all of a correctly colored re-hardening, engraving slightly washed. Trigger guards and buttplates retain nearly all of a bright charcoal blue, with engraving picked up. Stocks retain most of their rubbed oil finish, wood slightly under metal, edges slightly rounded, checkering re-cut. There are numerous small marks on wood mostly on right side of butts from contact with loose shot in case. Ramrod channels in forends have been filled. Bores are bright and shiny with light frosting throughout. Locks are crisp. Case exterior retains most of what appears to be its orig varnish, has some worm damage (A small piece is missing at rear of lid). Label is slightly foxed and has severe silverfish damage, but is legible. Interior cloth is good, with some areas rubbed through and soiled from contact with guns. Partitions in lift-out tray are solid, but some are loose in well. Loading rod is good, but missing cap over worm. Powder flask is good. Shot flask is missing its spring, and looks like a relatively modern reproduction. 4-41794 MGM92 (6,000-10,000)

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1188

VERY EARLY PURDEY PERCUSSION GAME GUN. SN 583. (ca. 1824) Cal. 20 Ga. The only information on this gun listed by L. Patrick Unsworth in his book THE EARLY PURDEYS is that it was a double shotgun with 30″ barrels. 30″ Skelp twist barrels are engraved “I. Purdey. Princes Street Leicester Square London.” on raised concave rib. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with London proofs, SNs, and “CL” (Charles Lancaster, barrel maker). Patent breeches have inlaid platinum band at rear, and vented platinum “blow-outs”. Rib extension has feather engraving. Breech iron with medium fences is engraved with open scroll. Front action locks with broad flat hammers are engraved with flowing open scroll with coiled sea serpent terminations. as is found only on some of the earliest Purdeys. Purdey is engraved on each lockplate. Faces of hammers have matching flowing scroll and heads have engraved stylized dolphins. Trigger plate has stylized pineapple finial, engraved with shell motif. Trigger guard has matching scroll on bow with SN on tang. Very finely marbled and figured Circassian walnut stock measures 14-3/8″ over steel buttplate with long top tang, which is also scroll engraved. There is a vacant rectangular crest plate at top of wrist. 20 LPI checkering has mullered borders. Forend attaches to bbl with side nail through oval silver escutcheons. Old ebony ramrod has steel head and brass tail with steel worm under cap. Ramrod is held by two plain pipes on bbl, and steel tailpipe with stylized pineapple finial. Bore diameter: left -.617, right -.617. Wall thickness at muzzles: left -.042, right -.045. Drop at heel: Approx. 2″, drop at comb: Approx. 1-3/4″. Weight: 6 lbs. 8 oz, LOP 14-3/8″. CONDITION: Very good. Bbls retain 50-60% old re-brown, probably done during period of use. There are a number of fairly deep knocks on left bbl and rib toward rear. Engraving remains clear. Locks and breeches retain traces of original case color where protected. Trigger guard has traces of original blue, but is mostly brown. Buttplate is mostly gray-brown. Stocks retain most of an old finish, possibly original, some oil rubbed into butt over the years. Checkering shows slight wear, and was probably freshened many years ago. Lock screw is a replacement, and a very small piece is missing from tip of tailpipe. Locks are crisp. Bores are fine, frosted. A very fine example of an early gun by this illustrious maker; the first to produce guns on the percussion principle, as we know it today. 4-40962 MGM167 (3,000-5,000)

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JNO. JONES AND COMPANY SINGLE FLINT FOWLER. SN NSN. Cal. 18 Bore. This well made gun, probably by John Jones of Manor Row, Tower Hill, Birmingham, has 33″ tapered round bbl with under-rib, and two plain ramrod pipes Bbl is engraved in front of short nock form with two tapering lines and a starburst. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with Birmingham proofs, “TWISTED” “STUBS”, and with unknown bbl makers mark. Nicely filed patent breech has gold band at rear, gold-lined touch hole, and gold poincon on top, marked “London”. Florally engraved breech iron has filed in rear sighting fillet. Engraved silver flash shield is installed on left side. High quality lock with beautifully filed molded chamfers, rebated tail, French cock, waterproof pan, and frizzen with roller on spring, has feather engraving, some nicely detailed birds, and a bit of scroll on cock. “Jno. Jones & Co” is engraved under pan. Trigger plate has urn-shaped finial. Trigger guard has dog and birds engraved on bow, and sunburst on looped pistol grip extension. Nicely marbled European walnut stock measures 13-5/8″ over steel buttplate with long top tang, engraved with more flowers and birds. Stock features flat top square checkering with mullered borders and right hand beaded shadow line cheekpiece. Vacant silver oval is at top of grip. Forend tip is silver. Tailpipe is filed steel. Bbl is fastened by side nail through oval silver escutcheons. Old, possibly original, hickory ramrod has brass tulip head and small thimble at tail, and is a bit short. Bore diameter: .655 Wall thickness: .050. Drop at heel: 2-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 5 lbs. 10.6 oz, LOP 13-5/8″. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl is mostly light brown patina with some spotting. Bottom rib is partially detached, with some pitting around breech plug. Right portion of gold band at rear of breech is missing. Lock is mostly smooth, light brown patina, with considerable amount of orig case hardening color in protected areas. Top jaw and screw are replacements. Pan has been cleaned. Stock shows most of an old oil finish, is quite sound with no chips around lock mortise. Repaired crack is on left side of forend running from escutcheon to forend tip. Checkering is slightly worn. Bore is fine, bright and shiny, but slightly pitted and brown toward muzzle. Lock and frizzen are very crisp. Consignor states that it “sparks like the 4th of July”. A good usable flint gun. 4-41823 MGM83 (2,000-3,000)

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1189

JOHN DICKSON AND SON, AS FOUND, PERCUSSION DOUBLE RIFLE WITH SHOTGUN BARRELS, IN ORIGINAL CASE WITH ACCESSORIES. SN 1089. (ca. 1850) Cal..585 Groove diameter (2-groove rifling). Shotgun bbls are 16 bore. 29″ Skelp twist rifle barrels have broad flat full length rib, engraved “John Dickson & Son. 63 Princes Street Edinburgh.” on rear portion. Rear express sight has one standing and two folding platinum lined leaves marked for 100, 150, and 200 yards. Fine silver bead front sight is longitudinally dovetailed into matted front portion of rib. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SN, London proofs, and “J D & S”. Ebony ramrod with brass tip and tail is held by two plain pipes, second of which is mounted with sling eye. Breeches are stamped with SNs on hooks, have vented platinum “blow-outs” and scroll engraving on rib extension. 30-1/2″ Skelp twist shotgun barrels are engraved “John Dickson & Son. 60 Princes Street, Edinburgh.” on rear portion of raised concave game rib. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with proofs and SN. Ebony ramrod has brass tip and tail, with steel worm under brass cap, which is held by two plain pipes. Breeches have SNs on hooks, unvented platinum “blow-outs”, and platinum lines at rear with scroll engraving on rib extension. Breech iron has long tang, and is engraved with very nicely cut shaded open scroll near breech, and open flowing scroll on tang. Back action locks with flat-faced serpentine hammers, are engraved with open flowing scroll, with “J. Dickson & Son” on tail of each lockplate. Hammers have stylized dolphins heads. Trigger plate has stylized scroll engraved pineapple finial. Trigger guard is scroll engraved, with SN on tang. Dense, slightly flame-figured European walnut straight grip stock measures 14-5/8″ over steel buttplate with scroll engraved long top tang. Flat top checkering is at about 18 LPI with mullered rear border, and rounded borderless terminations around lockplates. Rectangular silver crest plate is on toe line with engraved sheaf of wheat and “Quid Utilius” in riband. Bbls attach to forend with side nail through oval steel escutcheons. Scroll engraved tailpipe has stylized pineapple finial. Rifle bbls: Drop at heel: Approx 2-7/8″, drop at comb: Approx 2″. Weight: 8 lbs. 13 oz, LOP 14-5/8″. Shotgun bbls: Bore diameter: left -.670, right -.670. Wall thickness at muzzles: left -.042, right -.046. Drop at heel: 2-7/8″, drop at comb: 1-7/8″. Weight: 7 lbs. 4 oz, LOP 14-5/8″. Oak case with inlet brass hook latches, and key lock, has inset brass D-ring handle with central medallion on lid. Interior is lined in fine square patterned tan leather with paper Dickson label. Case has many open and lidded compartments, with some lift-out trays. Accessories include steel bullet mold stamped “J.G” which casts a .530 (sugar loaf) bullet, with protruding wings, and appears to be correct for the rifle. Also included are brass nutcracker type ball mold stamped “52” and “Made in England”, brass-top leather-covered powder flask stamped “Sykes Patent” on top and “Sykes” on body, matching steel and leather shot flask marked “Sykes” on charger, as well as on leather, two brass “Sykes Patent” marked chargers, turned mahogany cap container, matching turned boxwood container with hole in bottom, mahogany nipple container, as well as a key. PROVENANCE: Letter from Dickson, dated 23 March 1971, answering inquiry about this gun. CONDITION: Fine, as found. Bbls retain most of their original brown, with pattern quite evident. Rifle bbls have a slight obstruction bulge in right tube near sight. Lockplates show traces of case color in protected areas, but are mostly pewter gray. Trigger guard and butt plate have traces of original blue, but are mostly silver and brown. Wood retains most of its original finish with numerous marks from handling and use. Bores are good, slightly frosted toward muzzles. Rifle bores are brown with a slight ring in right tube at bulge, but rifling is strong and should clean very well. Case retains most of its exterior finish with stains, marks, and scratches. There is a 14″ crack on front portion of lid. Key escutcheon is missing. Interior leather is good, but with many marks, rubs, and stains. Some partitions are loose, but all are present. Removable rectangular wad container lid is cracked, knob missing, as is one molded portion of box. Cap, wad, and nipple containers are very fine. Flasks and molds are good. A very fine early gun by this esteemed maker. Dickson record books for guns before serial number 1500 are “lost”, so unfortunately records for this interesting combo are unavailable. 4-40974 MGM179 (4,000-6,000)

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EARLY JOHN MANTON DOUBLE GUN CONVERTED TO PERCUSSION. SN 1999. (ca 1794) Cal. 20 Bore..628 Bore diameter. Few Manton double shotguns are known that are earlier than this example which shows early style furniture with bulbous tailpipe and large pineapple finial to trigger plate. Front trigger is very short, and grip checkering has very unusual “over run” borders, as is found on only a few Manton guns and pistols from the mid-1790’s. 35-1/2″ Nicely browned, skelp twist, barrels are engraved “- MANTON – LONDON -” on low concave top rib. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with early London proofs and SN. Brass tipped oak ramrod mounts through two iron pipes with nicely beaded ends. Drum and nipple percussion ignition system has been fitted. SNs are stamped on ends of breech plugs. Originally there were gold bands at breeches, which are missing, their recesses remain. Breech iron has deeply cut sighting groove, various types of feather band engraving, and scroll at tail. Nicely chamfered locks with line border engraving have rebated tails. Portions of rear fence are still present after conversion, and “- MANTON -” is engraved on each lockplate. Fine quality round bodied serpentine percussion hammers have been fitted. Double beaded trigger guard extends into scrolled semi pistol grip, engraved with dog on bow, and sunburst on tip of grip. Nicely figured and lightly streaked European walnut stock measures 13-3/4″ over steel buttplate with long tang. Stock is fitted with early style, low, shadow line, right hand cheekpiece. Forend attaches to bbl with side nail through silver escutcheons. Silver oval at top of grip is engraved with initials “BEM”. Bore diameter: left -.627, right -.627. Wall thickness: left -.030 at muzzle, right -.028 at muzzle. Drop at heel: 2-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs. 2.6 oz, LOP 13-3/4″. CONDITION: Fine, retaining most of a refinish, probably done at time of conversion to percussion. Bbls retain 70 – 80% pleasing brown, with good pattern visible, over areas of light pitting and numerous marks, which has subsequently darkened and has a few light spots, and silvering. Engraving is sharp. Breech iron, locks and hammers retain 20 – 30% faded case color. Stock is sound with some very minor chips behind tails of lockplates, and retains most of a French polish finish, with numerous marks from handling and use. Checkering is slightly worn. Iron stock furniture is mostly gray to brown patina. Bores are very fine, shiny, but frosted throughout. A fine handling early classic. An ideal candidate for re-conversion to flint, or to enjoy in the field, as is. 4-41825 MGM78 (3,000-5,000)

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PARKER-FIELD DOUBLE FLINTLOCK GAME GUN. SN 3. Cal. 24 Bore. .595 Bore diameter. This late production gun by this well regarded London maker is in exceptionally fine orig condition. The perfect gun for someone wanting to try bird hunting with a flintlock. 30″ Skelp twist bbls are engraved “233 Holborn London” on high concave game rib. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with London proofs and “23”. Mahogany ramrod with brass tip and tail (steel worm under cap on tail) mounts through two plain pipes. Case hardened breech plugs have unlined touch holes, with proofs and “3” on bottoms. Case hardened breech iron is scroll engraved. Case hardened locks have reinforced serpentine cocks, waterproof pans, bridled frizzens, and roller frizzen springs with ovoid finials. Slightly chamfered lockplates have rebated tails with “Parker Field & Sons” engraved at bottom below pans. Lockplates and cocks are scroll engraved. Trigger plate has stylized pineapple finial. Steel trigger guard is scroll engraved. Plain European walnut straight grip stock is French polished, and measures 14-1/2″ over blued steel buttplate with scroll engraving on short top tang. Stock features sculpted drop points and 18 LPI checkering with mullered borders. Vacant German silver oval is at top of grip. Stock mounts to bbls with side nail through oval German silver escutcheons. Wall thickness at muzzles: left -.060, right -.065. Drop at heel: 1-15/16″, drop at comb: 1-5/16″. Weight: 7 lbs. 7 oz, LOP 14-1/2″. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain 95% of their orig brown with excellent definition to pattern. Old ramrod is not original to gun, and has some cracking at tip. Breech plugs, iron, locks, and hammers retain 85 – 90% orig case hardening color. Trigger plate has most of its color, but is fading to brown. Trigger guard was originally blued with some of that blue inside of bow. Exterior is flaked and worn to silver gray. Buttplate retains perhaps 30% of its orig blue, balance flaked to brownish gray. Stock retains nearly all of its French polish finish, which has slightly crazed, with numerous marks commensurate with age of this gun. Stock is sound showing a minor shrinkage crack in front of lock on left side, 2″ x 3/8″ piece replaced at bottom of same lock mortise, small stable crack running from top of right escutcheon to bbl channel. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny, showing no evidence of having been re-polished. Locks and frizzens are crisp. Frizzens have some marks from being struck by flints, but it is possible that this gun is unfired. 4-42065 MGM149 (9,500-12,500)

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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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*PIOTTI H & H STYLE SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN, SHOT AND REGULATED BY JEFFERY, WITH CASE. SN 8044. Cal. 20 Ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 30″ Chopper lump bbls with extremely low concave game rib are engraved “Shot & Regulated by W. J. Jeffery.” and “33 Bruton Street, London.” on tops. Bbl flats are stamped with SN and Italian nitro proofs for 1984. Coin finished Holland style full sidelock action features automatic safety (SIGURA engraved), bushed strikers, and double triggers, front articulated. Action and sideplates are engraved with large open scrolled acanthus, mimicking Holland and Holland house style. “Flli. Piotti” is engraved in central device in each lockplate. Engravers signature (A. Piotti) is on right side of trigger plate. Single beaded trigger guard is also scroll engraved and has SN on tang. Nicely streaked and figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-1/8″ over serrated wood butt, with engraved steel heel and toe plates, and features diamond grip and 28 LPI flat top checkering with double line border. Silver oval engraved with initials “R.E.L” is on toe line. Long splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left -.626, right -.627. Bore restrictions: left -.015, right -.009. Wall thickness: left -.030, right -.033. Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 5 lbs. 10.6 oz, LOP 14-1/8″. Leather case with stitched leather trim and initials “R.E.L. embossed on top, is lined with maroon cloth. CONDITION: Excellent, near new. Bbls retain nearly all of their lustrous blue finish with slight silvering at muzzles, with a faint but long scratch on left bbl. Action retains virtually all its coin finish. There are several minor mars in wood, mostly on left side of buttstock. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Case leather is fine. Straps and handle are good. Interior cloth is soiled and rubbed. A well made Italian shotgun built for the London market. 4-41881 MGM67 (8,000-12,000)

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*PERUGINI AND VISINI CLASSIC MODEL SIDELOCK EJECTOR SINGLE TRIGGER GAME GUN. SN 1269. (1986) Cal. 20 Ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 28″ Chopper lump bbls with narrow concave game rib, are engraved “Perugini Visini & Co” and “Nuvolera Brescia” on tops of bbls over chambers. Bbl flats are stamped with Italian nitro proofs, SN, and P & V logo. Bottoms of bbls have other proofs, as well as chamber and choke information. Importers mark “Hallowell & Co., Greenwich, Conn.” is on bottom of left bbl. Nicely filed coin finished Holland & Holland style full sidelock action features non-automatic safety (SICURA relief engraved), bushed strikers, H & H style detachable locks, and single trigger. Action and lockplates are engraved with H & H inspired large open shaded scroll with acanthus highlights. Action beads are left unengraved. “Perugini & Visini & Co” is in scrolled device on each lockplate. Bottom of action is engraved “Perugini & Visini & Co. Nuvolera BS”. Scroll engraved single beaded trigger guard has SN on tang. Finely fiddle-figured darkly marbled European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-1/8″ over skip-line checkered wood butt, and features drop points, as well as 18 LPI checkering with double line borders. Long splinter ejector forend has Anson release and SN on iron. Bore diameter: left -.621, right -.621. Bore restrictions: left -.012, right -.006. Wall thickness: left -.040, right -.035. Drop at heel: 2-7/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs. 7 oz, LOP 14-1/8″. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain nearly all of their orig blue, with number of marks and nicks along front side of left bbl. Muzzles are slightly silvered. Actions retain nearly all of a coin finish. Screws show some use. Stocks retain nearly all of their orig finish with a few minor marks. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Trigger works. 4-42064 MGM150 (14,000-18,000)

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*BERETTA GIUBILEO 410 OVER-UNDER GAME GUN WITH CASE. SN GIU948A. Cal. 410. 3″ Chambers. 28″ Mono-block bbls with matted ventilated rib are rolled with Beretta USA information, standard warning, and with gauge and chamber information on sides of top bbl. Mono-block is stamped with SN and proofs. Bottom bbl is engraved “Excelsior – High Strength Alloyed Steel”. Side plated boxlock action is fitted with automatic safety with single trigger selector switch. Action is engraved with nicely cut shaded scroll with acanthus highlights, with “P. Beretta Giubileo” in shield device on either side. Central oval on bottom of action depicts a pair of Labrador retrievers in marsh grass. Lockplates have matching scroll flanking game scenes, pertinent to the caliber of this gun; pair of woodcock at edge of woodland on left, and flushing covey of quail on right. Scroll engraved trigger guard is engraved with initials “LBA” on tang. Engravers signatures are on right side of trigger plate. Honey brown nicely marbled and stump figured European walnut full pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/8″ over brown leather covered pad. 28 LPI point pattern checkering has double line border. Matching one piece ejector forend has Deeley type release with inlaid gold-plated medallion marked “PB”. Bore restrictions: Screw chokes. Wall thickness: top -.044, bottom -.043. Drop at heel: 1-15/16″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 6 lbs. 9 oz, LOP 14-1/8″. Brown leather covered ABS case has stitched in label on lid marked “Giubileo”. Interior is lined with green velveteen. Accessories include three screw-in chokes, Beretta warranty book and action and bbl bags. CONDITION: Excellent, nearly new, with a small area rubbed on right of top bbl, and several minor marks on buttstock, and bottom of forend. Trigger and ejectors are excellent. Case is excellent. 4-42051 MGM144 (7,500-12,500)

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1196

*DELIGHTFUL 28 GA, FRANCOTTE 25E GAME GUN. SN 86884. Cal. 28 Ga. 2-7/8″ Chambers. 26″ Dovetailed bbls with narrow concave machine matted rib are engraved “Von Lengerke & Detmold” and “U.S. Agents New – York” on tops. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with Belgian nitro proofs for 2-1/2″ chambers, “Francotte Choke Bore”, and with Siemens Martin Steel logos. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with choke information and SN. Sideplated, boxlock, case hardened action features automatic safety (“S” inlaid in gold), Greener crossbolt third fastener, side clips, and double triggers. Action and sideplates are engraved with nearly full coverage well cut large open flowing scrolled acanthus with smaller scroll as background. Fences are engraved with matching scroll with stippled background. “A. Francotte Maker & Patentee Liege Belgium” is on bottom of each sideplate. Scroll engraved trigger guard has SN on tang. Streaked and somewhat marbled European walnut semi pistol grip buttstock measures 13-5/8″ over black leather-faced Silvers type pad. 28 LPI checkering has line border. Gold oval engraved with initials “D.R.” is on toe line. Matching long splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left -.552, right -.550. Bore restrictions: left -.020, right -.009. Wall thickness: left -.028, right -.026. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 4 lbs. 11.5 oz, LOP 13-5/8″. PROVENANCE: Letter from Griffin & Howe outlining A & F records pertaining to this gun, listing orig owner and subsequent owners with biographical sketches of same. CONDITION: Very fine, as found. Bbls retain 80% orig blue, silvered at muzzles with number of minor marks, and browning on sides of bbls around forend from normal handling and use. Action and sideplates retain most of their orig case hardening color which was never very vivid. Trigger guard retains perhaps 35% orig blue mostly on bow. Grip area is completely silvered. Top lever is silvered considerably on thumbpiece, and flaked in two spots. Stocks retain most of their orig finish with numerous marks and rubs. Checkering is slightly worn and dirty. Pad is petrified. Bore is excellent with one very minor dent in left bbl. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. A very fine little gun. 4-41732 MGM86 (4,000-6,000)

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*THOMAS F. RYAN’S FRANCOTTE GRADE BB (20) “FEATHERWEIGHT” EJECTOR LIGHT GAME GUN. SN 33225. Cal. 16 Ga. 2-1/2″ Chambers. 26″ Boldly figured, dovetailed chain Damascus bbls with machine matted game rib that has crossbolt extension, are engraved “Von Lengerke & Detmold” and “U. S. Agents, New – York” on tops. Bbl flats are stamped with “AF” crowned logo, “Francotte Choke Bore”, and have Belgian proofs. Bottoms of bbls are stamped “16”, SN, and with choke information. Side-plated boxlock action features automatic safety with “S” inlaid in gold, and visible through hole in safety slide. Action also features third fastener, side clips, and double triggers. Action is engraved with about 90% coverage tight scroll. Fences have semi-relief shaded acanthus. “A. Francotte Maker & Patentee Liege Belgium” is along bottom of each sideplate. Trigger guard is scroll engraved on bow, with SN on tang. Nicely figured European walnut long pistol grip buttstock measures 14-3/4″ over serrated horn buttplate on 5/8″ wood extension fitted to original curve of stock. 28 LPI flat top checkering has line border. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release with SN and A & F patent information on iron. Bore diameter: left -.664, right -.660. Bore restrictions: left -.022, right -.002. Wall thickness: left -.037, right -.033. Drop at heel: 2-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 6 lbs. 2 oz, LOP 14-3/4″. PROVENANCE: Letter from Griffin & Howe with particulars of gun, which was sold to Thomas F. Ryan in 1901, with Wikipedia entry pertaining to Mr. Ryan, and copies of catalog pages featuring this gun. CONDITION: Very fine, as found. Bbls retain 85 – 90% orig Damascus pattern, with some silvering and spotting, which should clean. Action and lockplates retain most of their orig very light color hardening which approximates a French gray, but with slight mottling visible. Trigger guard retains perhaps about 20% of its orig blue. Top lever retains perhaps 50% of its orig watery blue. Stocks retain most of their orig finish, with some oil added to buttstock along with lengthening piece. Forend has darkened, and most finish worn off. Checkering is somewhat worn and dirty. Bores are fine, bright and shiny. Right bbl has some light pitting toward muzzle, and has broad dent (flat spot) at muzzle which should be easily removed. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. A light, fast handling, bird gun. 4-41733 MGM29 (2,000-4,000)

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*C. MODE (PARIS) SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN. SN 5738. Cal. 12 Ga. 2-1/2″ Chambers. This maker is listed in Gardner’s book as working from 1934 until 1939 at 91, rue Richelieu, Paris. 28-1/4″ Dovetailed bbls have medium height concave game rib. Bbl flats are stamped with Belgian nitro proofs for 2-1/2″ chambers. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with choke information, and are engraved with “Acier Martel”. Makers mark “LB” is in ovals. SN is on splinter. Square back sidelock action features automatic safety (“S” inlaid in gold), bushed strikers, side clips, Purdey type hidden third fastener, and double triggers with front articulated. Blued action is quite plain with only scroll border engraving, but does feature Woodward type arcaded fences. Left lockplate is engraved “C. Mode” and right “A. Paris”. Trigger guard has SN on tang. Lightly streaked and figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-1/8″ over black Pachmayr “white line” solid pad. Borderless point pattern checkering is at about 22 LPI, and stock features drop points. Individual gold initials “LA” are inlet into heel of stock. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release with SN on iron. Bore diameter: left -.729, right -.729. Bore restrictions: left -.040, right -.038. Wall thickness: left -.026, right -.028. Drop at heel: 1-7/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/4″. Weight: 6 lbs. 12 oz, LOP 14-1/8″. CONDITION: Excellent as refinished. Bbls retain all of a re-black. Action and lockplates retain all of a re-blue with engraving slightly washed. Stocks retain most of a varnish refinish, which is slightly crazed. Pad is relatively new. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are slightly out of time. Forend wood has shrunken away from iron. A high quality, well made, gun. 4-41790 MGM37 (3,000-5,000)

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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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*PAIR OF A Y A XXV SIDELOCK EJECTOR LIGHT GAME GUNS. SN 356639/ 356640. Cal. 12 Ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. Built in the Churchill tradition, these guns sport the high narrow rib and 25″ bbls popularized by Mr. Churchill in the 1920’s. Rear portion of ribs are inlaid with gold “AYA” in rectangle, and with nos. “1” and “2” on each gun. Tops of right bbls are marked with “AYA – Aguirre & Aranzaral – Made in Spain”. Left bbls are stamped with “European Exports Inc. Columbia. S. C.” Bbl flats are stamped with SNs and Spanish nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. Bottoms of bbls have choke information. H & H style full sidelock actions feature automatic safeties (“S” inlaid in gold), bushed strikers, gold line tumbler end cocking indicators, H & H style lock takedown pins, and double triggers with fronts articulated. Actions and lockplates are engraved with full coverage unusual large rose and fern bouquets with scroll accents. Single beaded trigger guards have SNs on tangs. “1” or “2” are inlaid in gold on blued top levers. Well matched, lightly streaked and slightly figured European walnut straight grip buttstocks measure 14-3/4″ over checkered wood butts, and feature drop points, 18 LPI checkering with line borders, and silver ovals on toe lines engraved “W.P.I.” Matching splinter forends have Anson releases with nos. “1” or “2” inlaid in gold on tips. Gun no. “1”: Bore diameter: left -.725, right -.725. Bore restrictions: left -.015, right -.006. Wall thickness: left -.032, right -.033. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 6 lbs. 7 oz, LOP 14-3/4″. Gun no. “2”: Bore diameter: left -.728, right -.730. Bore restrictions: left -.017, right -.011. Wall thickness: left -.030, right -.037. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 6 lbs. 8 oz, LOP 14-3/4″. PROVENANCE: Walker Inman Trust. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain nearly all of their orig finish but with areas of light pitting mostly on gun no. “2”. Areas around muzzles show finish loss from cleaned oxidation. Actions retain 95% plus orig case color, silvered slightly on beads. Trigger guards and top levers retain nearly all of their orig blue. Stocks retain all of their orig finish, with one or two very minor marks. Bores are excellent. Actions are tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. 4-41256 MGM60 (4,000-6,000)

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1200

VERY FINE MILLER AND VAL GREISS RELIEF CARVED AND GOLD INLAID 24 BORE TOP LEVER HAMMER GAME GUN. SN 22155. Cal. 24 Bore. 2-3/4″ Chambers. This fine gun by this esteemed Bavarian maker, exhibits the quality of finish expected from them. 26-3/4″ Bernard twist bbls with high matted concave game rib, are inlaid with gold “Miller & Val. Greiss Munchen” in rectangular unmatted portion of rib. Gold band is at breech with 1″ triangle scrolled gold wire inlay. Bbl flats are stamped with German imperial proofs for 24 bore. Bottom of right bbl is stamped with SN. French gray round bar top lever action features dolls head extension and nicely filed flared fences. Back action peninsula locks have short serpentine rebounding hammers. Steel trigger guard has horn semi pistol grip extension with scroll carved finials. Metal parts are engraved with very finely executed shaded scrolled acanthus with gold wire accents at top of fences, top lever, and tops of hammers. Gold inlaid, finely shaded vignettes of game are on action and lockplates; trio of ducks in marsh on left action, covey of quail on right; pointer and setter inlaid on right lockplate, and trio of rabbits on left. Roebuck graces trigger guard bow. Nicely marbled European walnut buttstock measures 12-3/4″ over steel buttplate which is checkered at center, and has shaded scrolled acanthus engraving at toe and heel. SN is stamped at heel. Stock features right hand shadow line cheekpiece, and is exquisitely carved with very fine relief scrolled acanthus carving in place of checkering, with central dragons head in extended panel on right side of stock, and fine rendition of roebuck at edge of meadow on left, behind cheekpiece. Seldom seen carvers signature (Fr. Ch?triebel) appears at bottom of scene behind roebuck. Matching splinter forend has small horn Schnabel tip and Deeley release. Bore diameter: left -.573, right -.573. Bore restrictions: left -.014, right -.002. Wall thickness: left -.039, right -.043. Drop at heel: 2-15/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/4″. Weight: 5 lbs. 7.7 oz, LOP 12-3/4″. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain 85 – 90% orig brown, with most pattern visible, and which has toned to a darker brown, silvered at muzzles, with a few areas cleaned over pinprick pitting. Action and lockplates retain most of their French gray, silvered on high points, and turning to brown around bottom of action, and on lockplate tails. Stocks retain most of their orig finish. Carving remains excellent, but is slightly softened at grip and forend from handling and use. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Bbls are slightly off face. Locks are crisp. 4-41954 MGM123 (12,500-22,500)

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*FRANZ SODIA SIDELOCK EJECTOR SINGLE TRIGGER OVER-UNDER GAME GUN WITH EXTRA BARRELS AND CASE. SN 14589. Cal. 20 Ga. 3″ Chambers. 26″ and 28″ Demi-bloc bbls are engraved “Franz Sodia Ferlach” on narrow matted ventilated ribs. Bottom bbls are stamped with 1967 Ferlach proofs for 3″ chambers, SNs, “Bohler Super Blitz”, and are engraved “Made for Georg M. Stephenson By Franz Sodia 1967”. Top pieces of 3-pc forend are installed, as are sling loops soldered to bottom bbls. Extractors are gold-plated. Coin finished double Kersten full sidelock action has hand detachable screw with hinged cover on right lockplate, and features single trigger and non-automatic safety. Bbl selector is under safety button which toggles to set trigger for under and over. “U” “O” and “S” are inlaid in gold. Action and lockplates are engraved with full coverage very well cut large open shaded scroll with acanthus accents. Fences and bolsters are full relief engraved with oak leaves. Blued top lever is scroll engraved and thumbpiece pierced with scrolled acanthus motif. Scroll engraved trigger guard has well executed gold and silver inlaid full relief vignette of woodcock in flight. SN is on long tang. Very fine mottled and well figured Circassian walnut perch bellied buttstock measures 14″ over finely checkered wood butt. 32 LPI checkering has double line arched borders. Sling loop is installed behind trigger guard tang. Long matching ejector forend has Deeley release. 26″ Bbls: Bore diameter: top -.621, bottom -.621. Bore restrictions: top -.008, bottom -.004. Wall thickness: top -.026, bottom -.031. Drop at heel: 2-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-1/2. Weight: 6 lbs. 11 oz, LOP 14″. 28″ Bbls: Bore diameter: top -.620, bottom -.621. Bore restrictions: top -.020, bottom -.013. Wall thickness: top -.029, bottom -.029. Weight: 6 lbs. 12 oz. Brown suede case has brass trim, and is lined with purple suede with gold embossed black leather Franz Sodia label. Partitions are wood trimmed, and 3 covered compartments have cartridge case knobs. Accessories include brown leather carrying sling, snap caps, and square oil bottle. 3-Pc rosewood BGI type cleaning rod is in hinged compartment under one bbl channel. CONDITION: Excellent, near new. Bbls retain virtually all of their satin blue, with one or two minor marks on 26″ set. Action retains nearly all of its coin finish with some very slight silvering on fences. Top lever retains nearly all of its blue. Trigger guard is slightly silvered on bow. Safety button retains about 70% blue. Stocks retain nearly all of their orig finish, with a few minor knocks and rubs mostly on left side of butt, and bottom of forend. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Ejectors are in time. Trigger works. Case is excellent, as are interior and accessories. 4-41121 MGM118 (18,000-25,000)

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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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*KRIEGHOFF MODEL 32 OVER-UNDER CROWN GRADE WITH TWO SETS OF BARRELS AND CASE. SN 1042. Cal. 12 Ga. 3″ Chambers. 32″ and 30″ Barrels have high matted ventilated ribs. Left side of top bbls are marked “H. Krieghoff K.G. Ulm Germany” “Model 32 – 12 Ga” and “Bohler Laufstahl”. Top right side of 32″ bbls is stamped “Made for Europa Corporation Miami Florida”. Left sides of bbls are stamped with proofs as well as chamber and choke information. Bottom of 28″ bbls is stamped with SN, proofs, and “Kriefhoff Ulm”. 32″ Bbls are stamped with “3651”. Extractors are stamped with 2-3/4. Blued action has non-automatic safety (S stamped in gold inlaid dot) and gold-plated selective single trigger. Selector in front of trigger is stamped “T” and “B”. Action is engraved with full coverage nicely cut and shaded open scroll framing gold inlaid sporting scenes, including three flushing pheasants and one running in open woodlands on right; and setter pointing trio of flushing quail with pointer honoring point on left. Narrow inlaid gold bands outline action. Gold sovereign’s crown is inlaid on bottom of action, which is also inlaid “Krieghoff Model 32”. Another gold crown is on top lever. Nicely marbled and lightly figured European walnut full pistol grip Monte Carlo stock measures 13-3/4″ over black open sided “White Line” pad. In place of checkering there is fish-scale carving with acanthus highlights. Side panels are also acanthus carved with stippled background. Hard rubber grip cap has vacant silver top. Matching semi-beavertail forend has Deeley type release with more fish-scale and acanthus carved “checkering”. 32″ bbls: Bore diameter: top -.733, bottom -.733. Bore restrictions: top -.028, bottom -.026. Wall thickness: top -.045, bottom -.046. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 8 lbs. 13 oz, LOP 13-3/4″. 30″ Bbls: Bore diameter: top -.722, bottom -.739. Bore restrictions: top -.038, bottom -.023. Wall thickness: top -.039, bottom -.044. Weight: 8 lbs. 10 oz. Dark green canvas case with stitched leather corners is lined with green felt, and contains a pair of snap caps. CONDITION: Very fine, as refinished. 32″ Bbls retain nearly all of their orig blue with some minor silvering marks, and pinprick oxidation. 30″ Bbls retain nearly all of a lustrous re-blue with numerous small marks, and silvering. Action retains nearly all of its re-blue. Engraving is very slightly washed, and has some marks in gold. Trigger guard is almost entirely silver. Stocks retain most of a varnish-type finish with numerous marks and compressions. Edges and carving are somewhat softened. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny. Action is tight. Ejectors are slightly out of time with both sets of bbls. Forend latch is slightly loose with 30″ bbls. 32″ Bbls are slightly loose, but the forend is tight. Case is excellent. 4-41802 MGM43 (7,500-12,500)

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*KRIEGHOFF K32 SAN REMO GRADE OVER-UNDER SHOTGUN WITH CASE. SN 3303. Cal. 12 Ga. 3″ Chambers. 26-1/2″ Mono-block bbls have been ported, back-bored, and fitted with Wright’s thin-wall chokes (six tubes included). Bbls are fitted with raised matted ventilated rib, and top bbl is stamped “H. KRIEGHOFF OHG. ULM GERMANY” “MODEL 32 – 12 GA.” and “BOHLER – LAUFSTAHL”. Bottom of mono-block is stamped with 1971 German proofs, and no. “2461”. Extractors are stamped 2-3/4. Nickel-plated action has had safety rendered inoperable, and features single trigger with selector toggle marked “T” and “B”. Action is engraved with large shaded scrolled acanthus framing hunting scenes of pointer with two flushing birds on left, and trio of ducks in marsh on right. Bottom is stamped “Krieghoff 32”. Honey blond, lightly streaked, and slightly figured European walnut full pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over black “Decelerator” sporting clays pad. Leather covered adjustable comb has been fitted. Grip has palm swell for either hand, and is checkered at 20 LPI with line borders. Matching fluted ejector forend has Deeley type release. Bore diameter: top -.720 Screw choke, bottom -.722 Screw choke. Wall thickness: top -.051, bottom -.057. Drop at heel: 2-3/4″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″ (Adjustable). Weight: 8 lbs. 8 oz, LOP 14-1/2″. Brown vinyl covered case with tan fleece lining contains four extended screw-in choke tubes. CONDITION: Excellent, appears to be complete factory reconditioning. Bbls retain virtually all of their blue with a few marks and rubs. Action retains virtually all nickel-plating, worn a touch on cocking cams. Stocks are excellent with most of their finish, with a number of marks and rubs from handling and use. Trigger guard tang does not quite fit. Bores are excellent. Action is tight with forend installed. Ejectors are slightly out of time. Trigger works. Case is fine. 4-41801 MGM121 (3,000-5,000)

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*SIMSON 74 E 20 GA. BOXLOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN. SN 225499. Cal. 20 Ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 70 cm/ 27-5/8″ Shoe lump barrels are stamped “Simson Suhl (Thuringen.” in milled out portion of high matted concave rib. “Spezial – Gewehrlaufstahl” is o