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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2000

RARE SMITH & WESSON NO. 1 SMALL FRAME VOLCANIC PISTOL. SN B53. Cal. 31. All steel construction with 4-1/8″ oct to rnd bbl, German silver pinched post front sight, integral magazine tube with top three flats of the octagonal area marked “CAST-STEEL / SMITH & WESSON / NORWICH, CT. / PATENT / FEB. 14 1854”. Sides of frame, side plates, top side flats, over chamber area, back edge of hammer & back strap are engraved in light foliate arabesque patterns. Mounted with 2-pc bag shaped rosewood grips numbered to this pistol. SN was observed on left side of butt strap under grip, inside grips and on lever flat inside the slot. No additional disassembly was effected to check for other matching numbers. Lever has a finger rest spur which is quite rare on any of these small pistols. None over SNB100 are known with a serial. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms only about 1,200 of these rare pistols were pistols in the period 1854-1855. PROVENANCE: Dr. Edmund Lewis Collection CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl & magazine retain 60-70% dark orig brown finish with balance flaked & worn to a light patina. Frame retains traces of blue in most sheltered areas being mostly a light silver/brown patina. Hammer retains strong case colors. Right grip has a repaired stress fracture, otherwise grips are sound showing light wear and retain most of their orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with a few scattered small spots of light pitting.Illustrated in the forthcoming book Volcanic Firearms by Edmund Lewis and Stephen Rutter. 4-41296 JR81 (15,000-20,000)

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2001

RARE SMITH & WESSON NO. 2 LARGE FRAME VOLCANIC PISTOL. SN 117. Cal. 41. Usual configuration, all steel construction with 8″ oct to rnd bbl, pinched post German silver front sight and fixed rear sight attached to top of frame. Top flat of bbl has the SMITH & WESSON / NORWICH CT / CAST-STEEL” address along with “PATENT” in parallel lines. Sides of frame & sideplates are lightly engraved in foliate arabesque patterns with foliate patterns on top three flats of the chamber, top flat of frame, rear edge of hammer and back strap. Mounted with smooth 2-pc rosewood grips pencil numbered to this pistol. SN was observed on left side of butt strap under grip, rear face of rear sight and inside grips. No additional disassembly was effected to check for other matching numbers. This pistol is made without the spur on the finger loop of the lever. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms fewer than 500 of these rare pistols were produced in the period 1854-1855. PROVENANCE: Dr. Edmund Lewis Collection CONDITION: Good. Traces of orig brown remain on bbl and traces of blue on frame with most of metal being a dark mottled blue/brown patina with moderate to heavy pitting on bbl and a spot of heavy pitting on rotating sleeve. Frame has a casting flaw in left side and overall retains a dark attic patina with fine surface rust. Grips are sound showing light wear with a few light nicks & scratches and retain a fine hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with scattered fine pitting. Illustrated in the forthcoming book Volcanic Firearms by Edmund Lewis and Stephen Rutter. 4-41297 JR79 (9,000-12,000)

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2002

RARE SMITH & WESSON NO. 2 LARGE FRAME VOLCANIC PISTOL. SN 112. Cal. 41. Usual configuration, all steel construction with 8″ oct to rnd bbl, pinched post German silver front sight and fixed rear sight attached to top of frame. Top flat of bbl has the SMITH & WESSON NORWICH CT / PATENT / CAST-STEEL” address in an arch over parallel lines. Magazine follower has a rnd knob with screw slot instead of usual thumb tab. Sides of frame & sideplates are lightly engraved in foliate arabesque patterns with foliate patterns on top three flats of the chamber, top flat of frame, rear edge of hammer and back strap. Mounted with smooth 2-pc rosewood grips numbered to this pistol. SN was observed on left side of butt strap under grip, rear face of rear sight and inside grips. No additional disassembly was effected to check for other matching numbers. This pistol has the spur on the finger loop of the lever. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms fewer than 500 of these rare pistols were produced in the period 1854-1855. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain a smooth medium, original finish brown patina with thin but legible address. Frame, sideplates & grip frame are a cleaned gray metal patina. Grips are sound with a chip in left edge showing moderate wear with light nicks & scratches and retain most of their old worn finish. Mechanics are fine, very bright shiny bore. 4-41230 JR80 (20,000-30,000)

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2003

RARE ENGRAVED NEW HAVEN VOLCANIC NO. 2 NAVY SIZE LEVER ACTION PISTOL. SN 2199. Cal. 41. Blue & silver finish with scarce 6-1/8″ oct bbl, brass pin front sight with integral magazine tube. Top flat is marked “PATENTED FEB. 14. 1854 / NEW HAVEN CONN.”. Mounted with smooth 2-pc ivory grips numbered to this pistol. Frame is wonderfully engraved with full coverage foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background, probably from the Nimschke shop with various other patterns on the top three flats of the frame and by the hammer slot. Back strap is engraved to match. SN was observed on right side of butt strap under the grip, on the lever, inside the grips, inside each sideplate and on all visible internal parts. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms only about 300 of these pistols were produced in the period 1857-1860. Very few of that small number were custom engraved. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching including grips. Bbl & magazine tube retain about all of their strong orig blue finish, turned a little dull. Frame retains 85-88% strong orig silver finish with the front & back strap showing about 50% silver finish. Grips have some minor chips around the edges but are completely sound showing moderate wear and retain a wonderful golden ivory patina. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore, may be unfired. Bolt face retains most of its orig blue. 4-41972 JR256 (30,000-40,000)

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2004

EXTRAORDINARILY RARE INSCRIBED OR PRESENTATION ENGRAVED VOLCANIC NO. 2 NAVY SIZE PISTOL. SN 1682. Cal. 41. Silver finish with 8″ oct bbl, silver pin front sight and fixed rear sight in a dovetail on top of the frame. Bbl has integral magazine tube with full side ribs and top flat has 3-line Volcanic Arms address. Pistol is mounted with 2-pc smooth ivory grips. SN was observed on the right side of the buttstrap under the grip, on the lever, inside of both sideplates and on exposed internal parts. No further disassembly was effected to check for other matching numbered parts. Receiver is very beautifully engraved, probably from the Nimschke shop and very likely by the master himself with full coverage foliate arabesque patterns with fine stippled background. Top side flats of the frame & sideplates, which extend down by the hammer slot, are engraved in wonderfully detailed feather patterns with fine zig zag borders. Left sideplate has the large vignette of a coat of arms on a shield surmounted by a 7-pointed crown. Crest consists of a prancing lion in the upper left and lower right corners and a castle in the lower left & upper right corners with an oval in the center that contains what might be might be a tree or fleur-de-lis. Right sideplate is relief engraved in a dbl ribbon, inscribed “A. CABALLERO / Y F. DEZ de RODAS”. Gen. Antonio Caballero y Fernandez de Rodas (1816-1876) was born in Madrid, Spain, was a military man and Spanish politician. He participated in the “pronouncements of Vicalvaro” (Revolution) in 1854, helping quell the revolution, apparently siding with Queen Isabella. He intervened in the Campaign of Morocco 1859-1860 and in 1861 put down the insurrection at the Loja and again in 1868. In 1869 to 1870 he was the Captain General of Cuba but unable to stop the popular revolution he resigned and returned to Spain in 1870. The coat of arms on the pistol is probably the personal family coat of arms of Gen. Rodas, but as of this writing could not be verified. CONDITION: Fine to very fine, all matching except grips which are unnumbered. Bbl retains traces of blue on rib & most sheltered areas being mostly a plum/gray patina with a couple of small spots of rust. Frame & sideplates retain 65-70% strong orig silver plating with the exposed areas a fine brass patina. Grips are sound with a few light age lines and retain a wonderful ivory patina. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with a few scattered spots of very fine pitting. 4-41144 JR140 (27,500-40,000)

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2005

RARE NEW HAVEN VOLCANIC 6″ TARGET PISTOL. SN 553. Cal. 31. Extremely rare target version of the New Haven No. 1 Pocket Pistol with 6-3/8″ oct bbl, pinch blade front sight and fixed rear sight in top of frame. Bbl has integral magazine tube with broken orig spring. Top flat of bbl is marked with the 1-line New Haven address and patent number. Pistol is mounted with smooth 2-pc walnut grips matching numbered to this pistol. No additional disassembly was effected to check for additional matching serial numbers. Frame & side plates are engraved in slightly modified standard engraving consisting of light foliate arabesque patterns with feather patterns on top side flats and around hammer slot and foliate patterns on top flat and back strap. Top edges of side plates and around perimeter of side plates, along with the scalloped panel on each side of the front of the frame are engraved with light dash borders. Target pistol with engraving are much rarer than those with plain frames. The transition from the flat sides to the scalloped flats are engraved with a dbl scalloped border. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms only a total of 225 No. 1 Target Model Pocket Pistols were produced in the period 1857-1860. These little pistols are exceedingly rare today. PROVENANCE: Dr. Edmund Lewis Collection CONDITION: Fine to very fine, all matching including grips. Bbl retains about 30% orig blue, mostly in the gullets and left side flat with the balance mostly flaked to a dark plum brown patina. The swiveling end of the bbl has a couple of minor dents. Frame retains traces of orig silver plating around hammer slot and lightly on the top three flats with the balance a medium mustard patina. Grips are sound showing light to moderate wear with usual handling & use marks and retain most of their orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with scattered pitting. Illustrated in the forthcoming book Volcanic Firearms by Edmund Lewis and Stephen Rutter. 4-41299 JR76 (7,500-12,500)

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2006

SCARCE VOLCANIC ARMS NAVY SIZE LEVER ACTION PISTOL. SN 1482. Cal. 41. Fine Volcanic Navy with 8″ oct bbl, pinched pin front sight and fixed rear sight in a dovetail in the top flat of the frame. Top flat of bbl has the 3-line Volcanic Arms address with “VOLCANIC ARMS” a very light strike. The other two lines are sharp & clear. Bbl has integral magazine tube with tab follower. Mounted with 2-pc smooth walnut grips numbered to this pistol. SN was observed on left side of the butt strap under the grip, inside both grips, on lever, toggle links & bolt. Also inside both side plates. No further disassembly was effected to check for additional matching numbers. It appears that the grip frame may have been slightly bent forward during the period of use as the grips do not fit as precise as they should. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms only about 1,500 of these scarce pistols were produced in the period 1855-1857 and few are encountered today retaining much orig finish. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching including grips. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 90% strong orig blue with some minor flaking on the oct part of loading swivel. Loss areas have turned to a medium patina. Main part of bbl has a couple of small dings on one sharp edge,with some fine, light flaking, otherwise is fine. Frame & side plates retain very sharp edges with some minor dings on the top edge of left side plate and overall retains a wonderful coffee colored brass patina. Lever retains traces of orig blue, mostly having flaked to a gray/brown patina. Hammer retains strong case colors. Grips have a small gouge on right side and show light wear and retain most of their orig factory varnish. Mechanics are crisp, very bright shiny bore with scattered fine pitting. 4-42138 JR145 (20,000-30,000)

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2007

RARE NEW HAVEN VOLCANIC NO. 2 NAVY SIZED LEVER ACTION PISTOL. SN 2182. Cal. 41. Usual configuration with scarce 8″ bbl, pinched post front sight and fixed rear sight in the top flat of the frame. Bbl has the 1-line New Haven address with patent number. Pistol is mounted with 2-pc smooth walnut grips that are numbered to this pistol. SN was observed on right side of butt strap, under the grip, on the lever, toggle links, bolt and inside both sideplates. No further disassembly was effected to check for additional matching numbers. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms only about 1,000 of these scarce pistols were produced in the period 1857-1860 and few survive today with much orig finish. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching including grips. Bbl retains 80-85% strong orig blue, bright in the gullets, with scattered light surface etching and fine pitting. Frame retains sharp clean edges and overall is a dark coffee colored patina. Grips are sound with a nick in left edge and showing light wear with light handling & use nicks & scratches. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with a few scattered spots of fine pitting. 4-41223 JR77 (17,500-27,500)

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2008

RARE VOLCANIC ARMS NO. 2 NAVY SIZE LEVER ACTION PISTOL. SN 809. Cal. 41. Rare pistol with 6″ oct bbl, brass pin front sight and fixed rear sight in top of frame. Top flat of bbl has the 3-line Volcanic Repeating Arms Co. address. Mounted with 2-pc smooth walnut grips numbered to this pistol. The SN was observed on the left side of the butt strap under the grip, inside each grip, on the lever, toggle links and inside each sideplate. No additional disassembly was effected to check for additional matching numbers. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms only about 1,200 of these rare pistols were produced in the period 1855-1856 when the company was sold to Oliver Winchester and renamed New Haven Arms Company. Few of these earlier pistols are found today in orig configuration retaining much orig finish. CONDITION: Fine to very fine, all matching including grips. Bbl retains 75-80% strong orig blue with some flaking and a couple of light cleaned spots. The rotating sleeve has some spots of scattered moderate pitting. Frame & sideplates are fine showing light edge wear and retain a dark mustard patina. Grips are sound showing light to moderate wear with light handling & use nicks & scratches and retain most of their orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with light fine pitting. 4-41224 JR78 (17,500-22,500)

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2009

FINE CASED NEW HAVEN VOLCANIC NO. 1 LEVER ACTION POCKET PISTOL. SN 111. Cal. 31. Usual configuration with 3-1/2″ oct bbl, pinched post front sight and integral magazine tube. Top bbl flat has the 1-line New Haven address & patent date and it has fixed rear sight in the top flat of the receiver. Receiver & sideplates are silver plated and engraved with typical Volcanic patterns consisting of foliate arabesque scrolls on sides & sideplates with a dbl scallop border at the transition to the front fluted area. Top side flats of frame & around hammer slot are engraved in feather patterns with foliate patterns on top flat & down back strap. Top three flats over chamber area are engraved in foliate patterns. Pistol is mounted with nicely figured, smooth American walnut 2-pc grips numbered to this pistol. No additional disassembly was effected to check for additional matching numbers. Accompanied by an extremely rare orig Volcanic mahogany casing, burgundy velvet lined and compartmented in the bottom for the pistol and an orig and extremely rare ebony cleaning rod with carved jag on the end. The large central left compartment contains an orig lacquered tin cartridge box lid with complete & orig paper label of the Volcanic Repeating Arms Company inside. Right rear compartment contains a functioning key. According to Flayderman’ Guide to Antique American Firearms only 850 of these rare little pistols were produced in the period 1857-1860. Few of these little pistols survive today with orig finish and cased models are basically unknown. PROVENANCE: Dr. Edmund Lewis Collection CONDITION: Very fine plus, all matching including grips. Bbl & magazine tube retain most of their orig glossy bright blue with a few areas of light flaking that has turned to medium patina. Receiver & side plates retain 60-70% orig silver plating with the exposed brass a medium mustard patina. Lever retains 50-60% strong orig blue and the carrier most of its orig glossy blue. Hammer retains about all of its orig case colors, lightly to moderately faded. Grips are sound with light nicks & scratches and retain most of their orig factory varnish. Lever tension spring is a little loose, otherwise mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. Case has three or four grain checks in bottom, otherwise is completely sound with light handling nicks & scratches and retains most of its orig varnish. Interior is heavily faded in the lid to mostly gold colored fabric with some pale burgundy remaining. Bottom is also heavily faded with stronger burgundy color under pistol area with bright burgundy under the box lid. Ebony cleaning rod is extremely fine. Altogether a fine orig set not likely to be encountered or improved upon any time soon. Illustrated in the forthcoming book Volcanic Firearms by Edmund Lewis and Stephen Rutter. 4-41298 JR74 (12,500-17,500)

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2010

SCARCE NEW HAVEN VOLCANIC NO. 1 LEVER ACTION POCKET PISTOL. SN 1967. Cal. 31. Usual configuration with 3-1/2″ oct bbl, pinched post front sight and integral magazine tube. Top bbl flat has the 1-line New Haven address & patent date and it has fixed rear sight in the top flat of the receiver. Pistol is mounted with nicely figured 2-pc varnished walnut grips numbered to this pistol. Magazine spring is missing. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms only about 850 of these scarce pistols were produced in the period 1857-1860. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl & magazine retain traces of glossy orig blue with the balance flaked, not worn to a medium patina. Frame & sideplates are crisp with sharp edges and a wonderful coffee colored patina. Grips are sound showing sharp edge wear and a few light nicks & scratches and retain most of their orig varnish. Carrier retains thin orig blue. Lever & hammer retain an overall dark patina. Lever tension spring is a little loose, otherwise mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore, may be unfired. 4-41225 JR75 (9,000-12,000)

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2011

EXCEEDINGLY RARE CASED NEW HAVEN 25″ VOLCANIC LEVER ACTION CARBINE. SN 73. Cal. 41. This is the rarest Volcanic carbine known with less than twenty 25″ carbines having been produced. This extraordinarily rare cased 25″ carbine is the only cased Volcanic carbine of this Bbl length known to exist. Bbl is 25″ with arched German silver front sight and Volcanic, wheel adjustable rear sight in the dovetail in top of frame. Bbl has a 1-line New Haven address & patent date. Mounted with uncheckered, nicely figured American walnut with straight grip and silver plated brass buttplate. Left side of buttstock has the pronounced “Henry bump”. SN was observed on left side of the bottom tang under the wood, on buttstock under buttplate tang, inside buttplate tang and on all the stock & buttplate screws. Receiver & buttplate are silver plated & engraved in typical Volcanic style with light foliate arabesque patterns on sideplates and sides of frame with chain style borders on transition at scallop in frame. Top tang is engraved to match with feather patterns on top side flats and around hammer slot. Top three flats over chamber area are engraved in foliate patterns. Buttplate tang is engraved to match. Accompanied by its orig Volcanic walnut casing with four brass hinges, a mortised brass lock in the bottom front and swinging brass latches in front on each end. Interior of case is burgundy velvet lined and compartmented in the bottom for carbine and the front center compartment.The bottom only of a lacquered tin for 100 Volcanic cartridges. There are several other empty compartments for cartridge boxes, a cleaning rod and other unknown implements. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms only 1,000 New Haven marked carbines were produced in three bbl lengths in the period 1857-1860 and this is reported to be the only cased carbine in 25″ bbl length. PROVENANCE: Dr. Edmund Lewis Collection CONDITION: Very fine, all matching including stock & buttplate. Bbl retains an even, smooth, plum blue/brown patina with strong blue in the gullets and a couple of small areas of old fine pin prick pitting. Receiver & buttplate retain about 95% strong orig silver plating. Hammer retains faded case colors and the lever is a mottled silver brown patina. Stock is sound with minor handling & use nicks & scratches and a couple of small bruises and overall retains about all of its orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore, may be unfired. Case has a grain check in the lid and a couple of others in bottom with usual light nicks, scratches & dings and retains most of its orig oil finish. Interior is lightly faded & soiled with all partitions strong & solid. Cartridge box bottom is fine and retains 75-80% orig dark lacquer. A truly rare & wonderful set. Illustrated in the forthcoming book Volcanic Firearms by Edmund Lewis and Stephen Rutter. 4-41303 JR73 (100,000-150,000)

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2012

RARE ENGRAVED NEW HAVEN VOLCANIC LEVER ACTION CARBINE. SN 3039. Cal. 41. Rare carbine with 16-1/2″ oct bbl, arched German silver front sight and integral magazine tube. Top flat of bbl has the 3-line New Haven address and the wheel adjustable rear sight is in a dovetail on top of receiver. Receiver, sideplates & top tang are typically engraved in Volcanic style with light foliate arabesque patterns on sides & sideplates and on top tang. Top side flats of receiver are engraved in feather patterns with dash & dot borders. Top three flats over chamber area are engraved in light foliate patterns. Carbine is mounted with an uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight grip & crescent brass buttplate that is engraved to match receiver. SN was observed on left side of lower tang under the wood, on butt stock under buttplate tang and inside buttplate tang. All of the stock & buttplate screws are stamped with the full SN. No additional disassembly was effected to check for additional matching numbers. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms only about 1,000 Volcanic carbines were made by the New Haven Arms Co. in three bbl lengths in the period 1857-1860. PROVENANCE: Dr. Edmund Lewis Collection CONDITION: Fine, all matching including butt stock, buttplate & screws. Bbl & magazine tube retain a smooth, very dark, attic brown patina with some light dents & dings on rotating sleeve and some light pitting on rotating sleeve. Receiver & buttplate retain traces of silver plating under the wood, otherwise retains a medium to dark mustard patina with strong edges and sharp engraving. Lever & hammer are a dark patina.Two of the stock wrist screws are chipped. Stock is sound with light handling & use marks and retains most of its orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-41301 JR72 (20,000-30,000)

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2013

NEW HAVEN ARMS ENGRAVED VOLCANIC CARBINE. SN 3015. Cal. 41. 20-1/4″ oct bbl with integral mag tube, German silver front sight, no bbl provision for rear sight. Top flat of bbl is marked “NEW HAVEN CONN. PATENT FEB. 14, 1854”. Receiver, rear top flat has elevation adjustable dovetailed sight. The entire receiver is engraved with open bold foliate scrolls. Mounted with straight grain walnut, uncheckered straight grip, brass crescent buttplate with engraved top tang. Inspection of inside lower tang, left side, reveals SN 3015, no number is found in tang channel and buttplate was not removed. Tang screws are all replacements. Inspection of bbl collar and inner bbl reveal matching numbers of “25” that are very tiny. CONDITION: Good to very good. Bbl retains a blend of mottled brown and silver patina. Receiver has a medium dark patina with nice straight edges, some minor peening on top of left side plate, and only slight wear to the engraving. Hammer is a dark patina, lever is a dark patina with some minor shallow surface pitting. Stock is sound, slightly shy around the tangs, minor nicks, dings & a moderate dent near toe and retains a restored varnish finish. Some of the screws on the receiver show minor battering. Mechanics are good, bore is good with very distinct rifling and some minor corrosion in the grooves. 4-42137 BDT165 (12,500-17,500)

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2014

EXTREMELY RARE VOLCANIC PISTOL CARBINE. SN 429. Cal. 41. Wonderful pistol carbine with 16-1/2″ oct bbl that has integral magazine tube with pinched pin front sight and adjustable rear sight in a dovetail in top strap of receiver. Top flat of bbl is marked with the volcanic company name & address in three lines and is a very faint strike. Pistol has No. 2 Navy sized frame mounted with 2-pc walnut grips numbered to this pistol. SN was observed on left side of buttstrap, under grip, inside both grips, right side of lever and inside both sideplates. No additional dismantling was effected to check for additional matching parts. Pistol has a detachable, uncheckered, straight grain American walnut stock with straight grip and crescent brass buttplate. Top of buttplate tang is marked with the SN “424” and the stock attaching iron, butt stock under the buttplate and inside tang of buttplate along with the two buttplate screws are stamped with the assembly number “48”. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms only about 300 of these rare pistol carbines were produced by the Volcanic Repeating Arms Co. from 1855-1857. In 1857 Oliver Winchester purchased the Volcanic Repeating Arms Co. and reorganized it as the New Haven Arms Co. but apparently did not continue producing the pistol carbine. This pistol carbine is one of the most rare collectibles in the lever action collecting field. PROVENANCE: Dr. Edmund Lewis Collection CONDITION: Very fine, all matching except stock (as often found)as noted above. Bbl & magazine tube retain strong orig blue, somewhat thinned on the bbl with a few minor old spots on the rotating sleeve and a couple of small scattered spots of fine pitting. Frame & sideplates have strong sharp edges and retain a wonderful dark coffee colored patina. Lever & hammer retain dark faded case colors with a casting flaw in left side of hammer. Grips have a few small chips in the edges with light handling & use nicks & scratches and overall retain most of their orig varnish. Stock is sound with minor nicks & scratches and a couple of small bruises and retains about all of its orig varnish. Buttplate retains a very dark blackish brass patina. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore with a tiny spot or two of light pitting. Illustrated in Evolution of the Winchester by R. Bruce Mcdowell and in the forthcoming book Volcanic Firearms by Edmund Lewis and Stephen Rutter. 4-41302 JR71 (30,000-40,000)

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2015

NEW HAVEN ARMS MODEL 1860 MARTIALLY MARKED HENRY REPEATING RIFLE. SN 3697. Cal. 44 RF. 24-1/4″ oct bbl,intrical magazine tube, German silver front sight blade 900 yard marked latter rear sight w/o retaining screw. Top flat of bbl is marked “HENRY’S PAT. OCT. 16. 1860/MANUFACT’D BY THE NEWHAVEN ARMS. CO. NEWHAVEN. CT.” Adjacent receiver “3697” Receiver has several inspector’s marks. Left side very front has a small “H” matching “H” is found on right side with adjacent bbl flat stamped “C.G.C./H”. Right side upper corner of buttplate has “H” stamp. Right side of stock perpendicular to bore is fairly visible rectangular cartouche. Stock is straight grain walnut, uncheckered, straight grip. Brass round heel buttplate housing four-piece hickory cleaning rod. No sling swivels, but prominent Henry “BUMP”. Consignor’s wishes were to not have gun disassembled, but guarantees to be completely matching. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains a brown blended with silver patina with some normal minor nicks and scratches and some thinning on bbl just in front of rear sight from carry wear. Receiver is a medium mustard patina color with sharp straight edges, top flap has a single screw with evidence there had once been a sight. Stock is sound with some in use nicks, dings, scratches, and small chips and retains original oil finish blended with hand-worn patina. Mechanics are crisp, slightly dark bore that may clean, distinct rifling with some fine scattered pitting. 4-41891 BDT185 (40,000-50,000)

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2016

EARLY ALL MATCHING HENRY LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 1689. Cal. 44 RF. 24-1/4″ oct bbl with integral mag, 2nd style nickel front sight, 900 yard marked ladder rear sight without retaining screw and missing slide bar. Top flat of bbl, forward of rear sight marked “HENRY’S PATENT. OCT.16. 1860/MANUFACTURED BY THE NEW HAVEN ARMS. CO. NEW HAVEN. CT.”, adjacent receiver “1689”. Standard receiver with 2nd sight dovetail, proper straight cut for small cartridge follower. Mounted with straight grain walnut, uncheckered straight grip, early rnd heel brass buttplate with trapdoor. Inspection of lower left tang reveals matching “1689” serial number, with matching numbers found in top tang channel of stock and inside toe of buttplate. All tang screws and buttplate screws are hand fit with proper matching numbers. Bbl collar and bbl have matching 281 numbers. CONDITION: Fine plus. Bbl retains a smooth gray patina mixed with silver, normal minor nicks & scratches, a couple minor peen marks under rear sight on left side, with sharp clear markings. Receiver has a soft mustard patina with sharp straight edges, a few minor nicks and small scratches. Hammer and lever are a mixture of brown & silver patina. Stock is sound with normal minor nicks & small dents, very slightly shrunk around receiver and buttplate and retains an open grain oil finish with hand worn patina. Mechanics are crisp, bolt is missing front bushing. Very nice bore with deep rifling and a few small minor pits. 4-40309 BDT66 (25,000-40,000)

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2017

NEW HAVEN ARMS MODEL 1860 HENRY REPEATING RIFLE. SN 10504. Cal. 44 RF. 24-1/4″ oct bbl with integral mag tube, square back German silver front sight, flip-up 900 yrd ladder rear sight with retaining screw. Top flat of bbl is marked “HENRY’S PATENT. OCT. 16. 1860./MANUFACT’D BY THE NEWHAVEN ARMS CO. NEWHAVEN CT.”, adjacent receiver “10504”. Standard brass receiver, rear of top flat has blank in dovetail. Mounted with straight grain walnut, uncheckered straight grip, crescent brass buttplate with trap door. Left side has inlet base with rotating sling swivel and distinct “Bump”. Trough on left side of bbl has sling loop attached with two screws. Inspection of inside lower tang reveals matching “10504”, as well at in top tang channel of stock and inside toe of buttplate. Inspection of bbl collar and inner bbl reveal matching “281”. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl and mag tube retain a brown and silver patina mix with some areas of very fine pin prick surface oxidation. Receiver with sharp straight edges and retains a medium mustard patina with just a few minor nicks & scratches. Hammer shows traces of fading orig case colors blending with brown and silver patina. Lever retains a smooth even brown patina. Stock is sound with some minor nicks & dings, faint rub mark on left side from sling swivel and retains orig finish with a thin coat of added oil. Mechanics are crisp, descent bore with distinct rifling and some minor scattered pits. 4-42069 BDT283 (30,000-40,000)

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2018

EARLY NEW HAVEN ARMS HENRY REPEATING RIFLE. SN 4430. Cal. 44 RF. 24-1/4″ oct bbl, with integral mag tube, nickel blade front sight, 900-yd marked ladder rear sight without retaining screw and missing slide bar. Top flat of bbl is marked “HENRY’S PATENT. OCT. 16. 1860/MANUFACT’D BY NEW HAVEN ARMS CO. NEWHAVEN.CT.”, adjacent receiver “4430”. Standard receiver, mounted with straight grain walnut, uncheckered straight grip, rnd heel, brass buttplate with trap door, left side inlet base with sling swivel and prominent Henry bump. Trough on left side of bbl has sling loop retained by two screws. Inspection of inside left lower tang reveals matching “4430” no. which can be found in top tang channel of stock, inside toe of buttplate and both buttplate screws. Bbl collar and inner bbl have matching “566” no. CONDITION: Very good plus. Bbl and mag tube retain a brown patina finish. Left side has some cleaned fine surface oxidation blending with silver patina, somewhat thinning over bbl markings and blending with silver patina, and a few of the normal minor nicks & dings, mostly on right flat near receiver and rear sight. Receiver has a very pleasing mustard patina with a dark area on forward left side. Edges are all very sharp and straight with a few minor tiny nicks & dings. Hammer is a blend of brown and silver patina, lever is a dark brown patina. Stock is sound with typical minor nicks, dings & shallow dents, retaining orig varnish finish that is flaked and worn blending with hand worn patina. Mechanics are crisp, bore has very distinct rifling, somewhat dull with expected fine scattered pitting. 4-41304 BDT147 (15,000-25,000)

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2020

SCARCE MARTIALLY MARKED HENRY MODEL 1860 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 3656. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Standard Henry rifle with full oct bbl, arched German silver front sight & 900 yard 2nd type ladder rear sight, with integral magazine tube. Mounted with uncheckered, nicely figured, straight grain American walnut buttstock & crescent brass buttplate with trap & first type rnd heel. SN was observed in the usual place on top bbl flat; between the rear sight and receiver, left side of lower tang under the wood, inside top tang channel of butt stock and inside toe of the buttplate. Bbl has assembly number “106” under rotating the sleeve with the matching assembly number on rear face of rotating sleeve. Right side of butt stock has outline of a cartouche on the wrist and inspector initials “HC” on right front flat of receiver with corresponding small “C” and “CGC” inspector initials on right bbl flat at receiver. The right heel of the buttplate and correspondingly on right heel of butt stock are stamped with tiny “C” inspector initials. The two buttplate screws are marked with the entire SN while the three wrist screws are unmarked but are orig Henry screws. According to the book The Historic Henry Rifle, Wiley Sword, this rifle was produced in December of 1863, one of 250 produced that month. It undoubtedly was issued to a Union trooper who may have been a member of the 3rd U.S. Veterans Volunteers. Members of this unit whose orig term of service had expired and who re-enlisted into this unit, as part of their enlistment bonus, were allowed to retain their Henry rifle and handgun up on expiration of that term of service. While the 3rd Veteran Volunteers was composed primarily of former combat veterans, their duties primarily consisted of guard duty around Washington D.C. and provost duty at nearby postings. It is believed they only were involved in one small skirmish late in the war. Given this limited combat duty, by 1865 these rifles were likely still in high orig condition but after several decades of use as hunting & self defense arms, frequently on the western frontier with little or no maintenance they are rarely found in orig configuration with much orig finish. CONDITION: Very good, all matching including butt stock, buttplate, bbl & loading swivel. Bbl & magazine tube retain a smooth cleaned light silver/brown patina with freckles of fine pitting on left side and over the top flats. Frame & sideplates retain good edges with minor nicks & scratches without any hammer marks on sideplates and overall retains a wonderful medium to dark mustard patina. Buttplate has a matching patina. Stock is sound having been lightly cleaned with a few scattered light nicks & scratches and retains most of a new oil finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with moderate pitting and a light ring about 6″ from muzzle. 4-41305 JR103 (20,000-30,000)

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2021

NEW HAVEN ARMS MODEL 1860 HENRY REPEATING RIFLE. SN 8231. Cal. .44RF. 24-1/4″ oct bbl, integral mag tube, square back German silver front sight blade, 900 yard marked ladder rear sight with retaining screw. Trough on left side has sling loop attached with two screws. Top flat of bbl is marked “HENRY’S PATENT OCT. 16. 1860/MANUFACT’D BY THE NEWHAVEN ARMS CO. NEWHAVEN. CT.” Adjacent recevier “8231”. Standard receiver mounted with straight grain walnut, uncheckered straight grip, brass crescent buttplate with trapdoor housing 4-piece steel with brass tip wiping rod, left side inlet base with rotating sling swivel and prominent “bump”. Inspection of lower tang reveals matching “8231” number that can also be found in top tang channel of stock and inside toe of buttplate. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains a smooth gray patina with some areas toning with brown patina. A few minor nicks and scratches, a small peen mark on left flat near receiver, bbl markings are very clear. Receiver is a very pleasing mustard patina with crisp, sharp, straight edges and just a few small minor nicks and scratches. Screws retain orig blue all with nice straight slots. Bolt and top extractor show orig blue. Hammer is a silver hardening patina. Lever is a silver gray patina. Bottom tang between lever lock and rear screw is stamped with “H”. Stock is sound with expected minor nicks, dings and dents and retains an aging coat of added finish blending with hand worn patina. Mechanics are very crisp, very nice bore with some shine and just a few minor, scattered, shallow pits near muzzle. 4-41704 BDT179 (30,000-40,000)

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2022

NEW HAVEN ARMS HENRY RIFLE WITH POSSIBLE CONNECTION TO CONFEDERATE CAPTAIN B.B. McCAA. SN 4395. Cal. 44 RF. 24-1/4″ oct bbl, with integral mag tube, square back, nickel front sight, short flip-up ladder rear sight. Bbl has a filled dovetail, that was cut through part of the bbl markings, visible its marked “HENRY’S PATENT OCT. 16. 1860/BY THE NEW HAVEN ARMS CO NEW”, with base of rear sight covering the remainder. Serial number is present on top flat adjacent receiver, standard receiver, left side plate has embossed adhesive label sticker with “CAPT. B.B. MC CAA/CO. B. 4TH BATTALION/MISS. CALVARY”. Mounted with straight grain walnut, uncheckered straight grip, round heel brass buttplate with trapdoor, housing 4-piece iron with brass tip cleaning rod, left side with inlet fixed sling swivel. Trough on left side of bbl has sling loop attached with two screws. Inspection of inside lower tang reveals matching serial number 4395. This number can be found in top tang channel of stock, inside toe of buttplate, and both hand fit buttplate screws. Inspection of bbl collar and inter bbl reveals matching numbers 377. Accompanying gun are numerous letters between consignor and “James Mitchell”, proprietor of “Antiques and Militaria” from Point Clear, AL. One of the correspondence identifies this Henry rifle, and that Mr. McDonald had purchased the gun from Mr. Mitchell. It goes on to say that Mr. Mitchell purchased the gun from a great nephew of Captain B.B. McCaa, and that the gun has been handed down for generations throughout the family. Also accompanying the gun are about a dozen pages of Co. Muster roll call for Captain B.B. McDonald. Captain McCaa lead Co. B 4th Battalion, Mississippi Calvary, known as McCaa Rangers. Accompanied by a rare brass cartridge box for the Henry rifle marked B. KITTREDGE&Co CIN.O./PATENTED JAN.27.1863/REISSUED APL.14.63 PROVENANCE: Fred B. McDonald Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains a dark brown patina with some shallow surface oxidation, a little deeper on mag tube, normal minor nicks & dings. Receiver is a very nice mustard color patina with nice sharp straight edges. Stock is sound with normal nicks, dings & small chips, mostly at toe. Swivel appears to be a fixed replacement and no visible bump is seen. Wood is slightly shy around buttplate and stock retains a thick restored varnish finish. Lower tang screw is definitely a replacement. Mechanics are good, bore is slightly dark with distinct rifling, with numerous areas of pitting. Cartridge box is very fine with uncleaned brass patina. 4-41410 BDT124 (15,000-20,000)

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2023
Revised: 3/13/2011

Correction: Barrel is a replacement.

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

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2024

LOT OF THREE ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 SADDLE RING CARBINES. SN 47830, 48505 & 49157. Cal. 44 RF Henry. All three carbines are nearly identical with 20″ bbls, full magazines, integral front sights/front bbl bands with 2-position flip rear sights graduated to 500 yards. They have Winchester bbl addresses and are mounted with uncheckered straight grain walnut with straight stocks and crescent brass buttplates with traps. Stocks & forearms are all incised in geometric and arabesque patterns with silver wire inlay, most of which is missing. Carbines are all engraved, probably by the same hand with SNs 47830 & 49157 being identical with heavy coverage wonderful foliate arabesque patterns with fine stippled background. Receivers have about 75% coverage with full coverage on carriers, sides of levers with matching patterns on top tangs, sides & back edges of hammers, bottom tangs, levers, even to the inside faces of the levers which face the bottom tangs. Bbl bands & buttplates are identically engraved. SN 48505, although engraved by the same hand does not have as extensive coverage as the other two and with different patterns. All three have engraved screw heads with fine rosettes around the top & bottom tang screw holes and buttplate tang screw holes. Bbl bands are also engraved but with slightly less coverage. Borders on all three are identical. The engraver of these carbines is unknown to this cataloger but whoever he was, was a fine artisan equal to his better known contemporaries. These three carbines were part of the cover of Arms and Armor Annual Volume I, Robert Held. They are discussed in a 6-page article by Mr. Held with numerous pictures of the engraving and stock inlays. Mr. Held discusses that this trio of carbines was purchased in 1968 in Santiago, Chile, and later traded. In 1973 they were sold to a European collector, presumably where they remained until they were purchased by the consignor. Mr. Held continues that up until the time this trio was purchased in Chile in 1968, they were accompanied by a brass bound mahogany case bearing a St. Louis retailer label but that the Chilean owner had found a better use for the case as a home tool chest. Nothing more is known regarding the origin of this trio. Accompanied by a copy of the referenced publication. CONDITION: SNs 47830 and 49157 are nearly identical with the bbls & magazine tubes retaining a thin blue/brown patina with a few scattered spots of surface rust. Number 47830 bbl & magazine tube have been lightly cleaned. Receivers, levers, hammers & buttplates of these two carbines retain most of their strong orig nickel. Wood is sound on both with #47830 having been cleaned to a light walnut patina and #49157 having a very dark oil stained patina. #47830 has lost all of its silver wire inlay with the other retaining a few small pieces. SN 48505 also retains a blue/brown patina on bbl & magazine tube with its receiver retaining about 60% strong orig nickel with the exposed brass a very dark mustard patina. Wood is sound showing heavy wear with all of the wire inlay missing from the forearm and partially missing from the buttstock. Wood retains a dark hand worn patina. Mechanics on all three are fine. Two of the carbines have strong bright bores with scattered light pitting. The third has a dark bore with fine pitting. 4-41806 (75,000-125,000)

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2025

FINE AND SCARCE WINCHESTER 1866 WITH HENRY MARKED BARREL. SN 21199. Cal. 44 RF. 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full mag, 1/2 nickel front sight, 900 yard marked ladder rear sight with retaining screw. Top flat of bbl is marked “HENRY’S-PATENTED-OCT. 16. 1860./KING’S-PATENT-MARCH 29. 1866.” Standard receiver mounted with straight grain walnut, uncheckered straight grip, brass crescent buttplate with trap door, housing 4-piece steel rod with brass tip, inlet base with swivel, 5-1/4″ from toe, standard forend with brass nosecap and sling swivel. Swivels are equipped with a vintage adjustable leather sling. Inspection shows matching “199” in top tang channel of stock and inside toe of buttplate. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl and mag tube retain 70-80% orig blue, toning brown with very fine surface oxidation, showing bright on sharp edges, and normal minor nicks & dings. Receiver has a pleasant mellow patina with nice edges, some minor light nicks & scratches and some dark brown chemical spotting on left side. Loading gate has good orig nitre blue with some fine surface oxidation. Hammer and lever are a silver patina mixed with some brown spotting. Stock is sound with normal minor nicks & dings and retains a varnish finish. Forend is sound with normal nicks, dings & scratches and retains a varnish finish. Sling is solid. Mechanics are crisp with a nice bore with a few shallow scattered pits. 4-40284 BDT64 (30,000-40,000)

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2026

EARLY HENRY MARKED WINCHESTER 1866 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 20285. Cal. 44RF, 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full mag, half nickel front sight, 900 yd 2-leaf ladder rear sight with retaining screw. Top of bbl is marked “HENRY’S PATENT-OCT. 16. 1860 / KING’S-PATENT-MARCH 29. 1866”. Standard receiver mounted with straight grain walnut, uncheckered straight grip, brass crescent buttplate with trap door, inlet base with swivel 5-1/4″ from toe and standard forend with brass nose cap with integral base sling swivel. Inspection of top tang channel of stock and inside toe of buttplate reveal matching “285”, the last three digits of serial number. CONDITION: Fine+. Bbl and mag tube retain 75-80% orig blue with some toning to brown, bright on sharp edges, normal minor nicks & dings and some minor spotting of fine surface oxidation. Receiver was polished years ago, remaining with sharp edges, some normal minor nicks & dings and retains a mellow brass color. Loading gate shows strong orig nitre blue with some silvering in trough. Hammer shows dark orig case colors with some minor silvering on sides. Lever retains a silver and brown patina blend. Stock is sound with some normal nicks, dings & minor dents and retains an old coat of added finish blending with hand-worn patina in grip area. Forend is sound with some nicks & dings and a small shallow dent on right side. It retains a hand-worn patina blended with traces of an old coat of added finish. Mechanics are crisp, good bore with distinct rifling lightly frosted. 4-40837 BDT234 (20,000-30,000)

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2027

NIMSCHKE ENGRAVED WINCHESTER 1866 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 119795. Cal. .44RF. 20″ round bbl, full mag, front sight integral with bbl band, 3-aperture, 2-leaf flip-up sight. Top of bbl is marked “WINCHESTER’S-REPEATING-ARMS. NEW HAVEN. CT./KING’S-IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED-MARCH 29.1866. OCTOBER 16.1860.” Standard receiver with staple and ring on left side believed to be engraved by L.D. Nimschke. Left side has large, bold foliate scroll with eagle head center and punch dot background. Forward left side has four corner bold foliate scroll with punch dot background. Right side has bold foliate scroll centering a vacant banner lying across a field of stars and stripes. Forward right side has four corner bold foliate scroll with punch dot background. Top of receiver and top tang are accented with multiple border designs and flower blossoms. On bottom, between timing screws is ten petal flower blossom. Bottom of lifter is engraved with a Hunter’s Star. Mounted with lightly figured walnut, uncheckered straight grip, brass carbine buttplate with trapdoor, standard forend retained by single band. Top tang of buttplate has bold foliate scroll around screw with punch dot background. Inspection of lower tang reveals assembly number “1260”. Matching number is found in top tang channel of stock and inside toe of buttplate. Accompanying gun is a handwritten, two page letter dated November 22, 1976 by George Madis where, along with several other guns, this serial number is discussed and it was his belief that the gun was, in fact, engraved by L.D. Nimschke. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl and mag tube retain good orig blue with right side showing peppered spotting of silver patina from cleaned surface oxidation. Receiver is a fine medium mustard patina with nice edges and only minor wear to sharp edges and engraving. Hammer is mostly a silver gray patina. Lever is a smooth, dark gray patina. Stock is sound with a few shallow, small dents. Some light scratching of left side and retains a cleaned, open grain oil finish. Forend is sound with a few light marks and retains a clean, open grain oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, nice bore with distinct rifling and some shallow, scattered pitting. 4-41310 BDT159 (15,000-30,000)

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2028

RARE HENRY MARKED NIMSCHKE ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 21123. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Usual configuration with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, German silver Rocky Mtn. front sight and 900 yard Henry style ladder rear sight. It has full magazine tube and is mounted with uncheckered, nicely figured, slab sawed American walnut with very highly figured tiger-striped forearm and straight stock with crescent brass buttplate. Forend cap & buttstock are mounted with factory sling swivels. Receiver is beautifully Nimschke engraved with his typical sweeping intertwined foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background on both sides with matching empty geometric panels on each side. Left sideplate also has a bird head and a demon head incorporated into the patterns and the right side a bird head in one pattern. The transition from the sideplate, to the front scalloped areas are engraved in geometric patterns with fine punch dot centers. Carrier is engraved with an elaborate hunter’s star and bottom of receiver with a foliate arabesque pattern. Top of receiver is engraved in geometric patterns on top flat with a crown shaped pattern back of ejection port. Front receiver ring is engraved with a hunter’s star. Forend cap and buttplate tang are also engraved to match. Few examples of Nimschke’s work survive today that have the bird’s head and/or demon’s head incorporated into the engraved panels. These patterns are more often found on Nimschke engraved Colts. The SN was observed on bottom tang with the last three digits of the SN in the top tang channel of butt stock and again inside toe of buttplates. It appears that this rifle was originally gold washed as the inside of the buttplate and sides of tangs under the wood retain some gold plating. PROVENANCE: Dr. Edmund Lewis Collection CONDITION: Fine, all matching including stock & buttplate. No orig finish remains with bbl & magazine tube being a cleaned & lightly refinished gray metal patina, with areas of light surface discoloration and cloth pattern etching. There appears to be a filled dovetail in top flat just back of front sight, probably from an old scope mount. Bbl address is very faint but almost completely legible. Receiver, forearm & buttplate are fine with lightly worn edges and overall retain a medium, mellow mustard patina. Lever is a gray metal patina with some old fine pitting. Hammer retains smoky case colors, mostly faded to gray. Stock has a repaired chip by the top tang, otherwise wood is sound with light handling & use marks and retains most of an old restored finish. Mechanics are a little stiff but functional, strong sharp bore with fine pitting. 4-41308 JR102 (17,500-27,500)

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2029

LATE WINCHESTER MODEL 66 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 165101. Ca. 44 RF. 24-1/4″ rnd bbl, full mag, 1/2 nickel front sight, serrated side “V” notch sporting rear sight with set screw. Top of bbl is marked “WINCHESTER’S-REPEATING-ARMS NEW HAVEN CT./KING’S-IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED-MARCH 29.1866. OCTOBER 16. 1860.”, adjacent receiver “44 CAL.” Standard receiver, mounted with lightly figured walnut, uncheckered straight grip, crescent steel buttplate with trap door, standard forend with steel nosecap. Inspection of inside lower tang reveals Assembly No. 22, which can also be found in top tang channel of stock and inside toe of buttplate. Accompanied by a Winchester Gun Museum letter identifying as a round bbl rifle, shipped January 12, 1886. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and mag tube retain a dark brown patina with some shallow corrosion at muzzle end, areas of mag tube show light cleaning and blending with silver patina, and bbl has a couple of spots of fine surface oxidation. Receiver shows a mustard patina with good straight edges and a dark streak running from ejection port back through hammer and down top tang with a few minor small nicks & dings. Hammer is mostly a dark patina showing some silver on sides. Lever is a dark brown patina with a small amount of fine surface oxidation. Stock is sound with normal nicks & dings, slight darkening around buttplate, some scattered minor flaking to finish mostly on left side near toe and retains orig finish worn and blended with hand worn patina. Buttplate is a dark patina with some areas of shallow surface pitting. Forend is sound with normal nicks, dings & scratches and retains a hand worn patina blended with some orig finish. Nosecap is a very dark brown patina. Mechanics are crisp, dark bore with distinct rifling and moderate scattered pitting. 4-41307 BDT148 (12,500-15,000)

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2030

LATE WINCHESTER MODEL 66 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 156631. Cal. 44 RF. 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full mag, German silver Rocky Mountain front sight, checkered side “V” notch sporting rear sight. Top flat of bbl is marked “WINCHSTER’S-REPEATING ARMS. NEW HAVEN. CT./KING’S-IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED-MARCH 29, 1866. OCTOBER 16. 1860.” Standard receiver, mounted with streaky straight grain walnut, uncheckered straight grip, crescent steel buttplate with trap door, standard forend with steel nosecap. Inspection of inside lower tang reveals Assembly No. 2445. Matching numbers can be found in top tang channel of stock and inside toe of buttplate. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains orig blue that is thinning and blending with silver and brown patina, some very fine spotting of surface oxidation and very minor nicks & dings. Mag tube has thinned and blended with silver and brown patina, showing blue in only the most protected spots. Receiver shows a fine butterscotch patina with good straight edges, and just a couple minor small nicks & scratches. Loading gate shows strong orig nitre blue. Hammer shows remnants of fading case colors retaining mostly a silver gray patina. Lever is mostly a dark gray patina. Stock is sound with a few minor nicks, dings & handling marks and retains a smooth and cleaned oil finish blended with hand worn patina. Forend is sound with typical minor nicks & dings and retains a hand worn open grained patina with traces of orig oil finish. Nosecap has some orig blue that is blending with silver and brown patina. Mechanics are crisp, bore has deep rifling with just a few minor scattered pits. 4-42124 BDT149 (12,500-17,500)

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2031

WINCHESTER 1866 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 150129. Cal. 44RF. 24-1/4″ oct. bbl, full mag., slightly modified half nickel front sight with set screw, serrated side, v-notch sporting rear with set screw. Top flat of bbl is marked “WINCHESTER’S – REPEATING ARMS. NEW HAVEN. CT./KING’S – IMPROVEMENT – PATENTED – MARCH 29. 1866. OCTOBER 16. 1860.” Standard receiver left side has two neatly filled holes for saddle ring staple. Mounted with straight-grain walnut, uncheckered straight grip, steel crescent buttplate with trapdoor, standard forend with steel nosecap. Inspection of inside lower tang reveals assembly numbers “23 106”, “23” is also found in top tang channel of stock and inside toe of buttplate. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and mag tube retain a brown patina, silvering on sharp edges of bbl, normal minor nicks and scratches and a couple areas of very shallow surface oxidation. Receiver has been lightly polished with slightly rounded corners and is starting to darken with patina. Stock has two grain cracks running from left side of upper tang down to center of left side of stock. Both upper and lower tang at right side has slight gap. It has normal nicks, dings and a few shallow gouges and retains a dark, oiled finish. Forend is sound with some minor nicks and dings, slightly hand-worn on bottom and retains a restored oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, slightly dark bore with distinct rifling and some minor scattered pitting. 4-41184 BDT113 (4,000-6,000)

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2032

ENGRAVED WINCHESTER 1866 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 80030. Cal. .44CF. 19-7/8″ round bbl, full mag, front sight integral with bbl band, 3-aperture, 2-leaf flip up rear sight. Bbl address is worn and only partially legible. Receiver has staple and ring on left side and is engraved with bold foliate scrolls. Left side has had whatever center motif removed and stamped, in fairly large numbers “1921”. Right side engraving is quite legible of bold foliate scrolls. Mounted with dark straight grain walnut, uncheckered straight grip, crescent brass buttplate with trapdoor, standard forend with single retaining band. Inspection of lower tang and top tang channel of stock show no assembly numbers. Number inside toe of buttplate is “80025”. CONDITION: Good plus. Bbl and mag tube are a dark brown patina mixed with some light gray patina. Right side of both have peppered spots silver patina from cleaned surface oxidation. Receiver is a mellow patina with worn corners, worn engraving on left side, right side engraving showing some wear, but fairly strong. Some normal nicks and dings to the brass. Stock is sound with nicks, dings and dents and has a weathered, dark oil finish. Slightly shy at toe of buttplate. Forend is sound with nicks and dings and a shallow dent on left side and retains a hand worn, open grain oil finish. Mechanics are crisp with a shiny bore and only a few minor, scattered pits. 4-41309 BDT160 (3,000-5,500)

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2033
Revised: 3/12/2011

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

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

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2034

EXTRAORDINARILY RARE JOHN ULRICH DEEP RELIEF ENGRAVED & GOLD INLAID WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE OF ROBERT H. COLEMAN. SN 89044. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Spectacular ’73 with 24-1/4″ heavy rnd bbl, button magazine, full matted top with silver bead wide base front sight and standard short Winchester rear sight with checkered edges with top filed flat. Mounted with spectacular 3X, center crotch flame grain American walnut with “H” style checkered forearm and pistol grip stock with fleur-de-lis ebony inlay and smooth steel buttplate. Left side of lower tang is stamped “XXX 796 S”. This assembly number was observed in the top tang channel of butt stock, on inside of both sideplates and on numerous small parts inside the action. Face of the buttstock, under the buttplate, is stamped “11” which number is also stamped inside the toe of the buttplate. The three “X”s on the lower tang are indicative of the quality of the wood and the “S” signifies that it should be mounted with a shotgun buttplate, which it is. The receiver, sideplates and all appended metal except lever & hammer are wonderfully engraved by John Ulrich with deep relief game scenes on each sideplate. The left sideplate is engraved in No. 6 style in deep relief depicting a kneeling hunter in a forest scene having shot his rifle and killed two bull elk. The detail in the panel is spectacular even to the smoke at the rifle muzzle. Bottom center of the panel is signed within the pattern “J. Ulrich”. Left front side of receiver has a rnd smooth vignette inlaid with the intertwined gold initials “RHC” with two small arrows. Right sideplate is deep relief engraved with the custom vignette of a buffalo hunting scene depicting a horseback rider that resembles Buffalo Bill Cody shooting his rifle at a running bull buffalo with a wounded buffalo in the foreground, again in wonderful detail. This panel is signed in bottom right within the engraving “J. Ulrich”. Right front side of receiver has the small rnd vignette of a grizzly bear in a mountain scene. Both sides of receiver have nearly full coverage, very fine foliate arabesque patterns surrounding the vignettes with multiple borders including scallops & dashes. Several of the foliate arabesque scrolls terminate in flower blossoms. Top of the receiver, dust cover, dust cover rail, rear end of receiver and top tang are engraved to match. Bottom of receiver and carrier, along with forend cap & buttplate tang, are engraved to matel, and there are with rosettes around the screws. The #6 vignette on the left sideplate is repeated several times throughout Mr. Ulrich’s engraving career but rarely with such deep relief engraving and in such minute detail. In this particular instance the #6 pattern is somewhat altered with the hunter positioned in front of the tree and the two elk still on their feet vs. the usual pattern of the hunter concealed behind a tree with one elk on the ground and the other wounded and running. The right side panels are nearly identical to those found on Winchester Model 1876 rifle SN 14327, the Gen. Sheridan presentation rifle, also signed by John Ulrich. This work appears on pp. 151 & 153 of The Book of Winchester Engraving and pp. 149 & 155 of Winchester Engraving, both by Wilson. Mr. Wilson stated that the Sheridan rifle is considered to be the finest engraved Winchester extant and that is certainly understandable. The engraving on this rifle appears to be of better quality and although lacking somewhat in condition will certainly rate as one of the finest engraved Winchesters ever. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum Records Search sheet which identifies this rifle with round bbl, plain trigger, checkered pistol grip stock, half magazine, shotgun buttplate, $50 engraved with the monogram “RHC” and case hardened receiver. It was received in the warehouse May 23, 1882 and shipped May 24, 1882 to Order #30450. Robert Habersham Coleman was born March 1856 in Savannah, GA into a wealthy family who owned & operated the Cornwall Iron Furnace which was producing iron items for the American Revolution and Civil War on par with the finest English smelters. They were in business from 1776 to 1893 and Robert inherited the business at age 9 when his father died. In addition to the iron smelting business Mr. Coleman was also involved in a number of major railroad enterprises and the Indian River Steamboat Company in Florida. By 1889 Robert Coleman’s wealth was estimated at about $30 million, well ahead of J.P. Morgan, Marshall Field, A.J. Drexel and F.W. Vanderbilt. Robert Coleman lived in great luxury in Pennsylvania until the financial panic of 1893 forced him to close the iron furnace and place the railroads in receivership. By 1896 his fortune and health were dissipated. He had contracted tuberculosis and at age 40 and moved to Saranac Lake, NY where he built a home and lived the remainder of his life in relative obscurity. Through his generosity, he established a park known as Mount Gretna in Lebanon Co PA, replete with a narrow gauge rail line for visitors. The park still exists today. PROVENANCE: Robert H.Coleman Family CONDITION: Very fine, all matching. Bbl retains about 90% glossy orig blue with some light scratches on left side and some chemical spotting on right side with wear on each side of muzzle. Receiver retains about 80% orig case colors, strong & bright in sheltered areas, fading elsewhere. Sideplates retain faded case colors with sharp crisp engraving. Lever retains case colors in sheltered areas on the sides with outer edges faded to silver. Hammer retains bright case colors on sides and rear edge with top edge faded to silver. Top tang is a silver brown patina with traces of case colors. Buttplate retains about 65-70% thin orig blue. Wood is sound with a few minor nicks & scratches and overall retains most of its orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore with scattered pitting. A truly rare, exceptional & wonderful Winchester. 4-41888 JR114 (50,000-100,000)

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2035

LATE FIRST MODEL WINCHESTER 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 29477. Cal. .44WCF. 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full mag, half-nickel front sight, flattop V-notch sporting rear sight. Top flat of bbl is marked “WINCHESTER’S – REPEATING ARMS. NEW HAVEN. CT./ KING’S- IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED-MARCH 29. 1866. OCTOBER 16. 1860.” First Model receiver, mortised dust cover with checkered thumbprint. Top tang is equipped with a 4″ sliding, graduated peep sight. Mounted with straight grain walnut, uncheckered straight grip, crescent steel buttplate with trapdoor, standard forend with nosecap. Inspection of lower left tang reveals assembly number “2873”. Matching number can be found on top tag channel of stock and inside toe of buttplate. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl retains 90% orig blue thinning on sharp edges, scattered small spots of cleaned surface oxidation along left side. Mag tube has orig blue that is toning brown as well as matching cleaned scattered oxidation spots on left side. Receiver has 90% orig blue thinning on sharp edges, normal minor nicks and scratches. Some minor scuffing around a couple of the screw holes and minor surface oxidation blending with brown patina. Hammer shows good, orig case colors with some minor brown spotting and silvering on right side. Lever is mostly a silver and gray patina mix. Stock is sound with a few light scratches and normal nicks and dents and retains a lightly cleaned orig finish. Forend is sound with small chip missing at nosecap at left side, some minor nicks and dents and retains a lightly cleaned orig finish. Mechanics are crisp with an extremely bright and shiny bore. 4-41312 BDT141 (12,500-22,500)

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2036

VERY RARE SPECIAL ORDER 1ST MODEL DELUXE WINCHESTER 1873. SN 25865. Cal. 44-40. 30″ oct bbl, full mag, nickel Rocky Mountain front sight, checkered side “V” notch sporting rear. Top flat of bbl marked “WINCHESTER’S-REPEATING-ARMS. NEW HAVEN. CT./KING’S-IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED-MARCH 29. 1866. OCTOBER 16. 1860.” First model receiver, mortise dust cover with checkered thumbprint, sgl set trigger, top tang with 4″ thick base sliding graduated peep sight. Mounted with nicely figured flame grain walnut, checkered straight grip, steel crescent buttplate with trap door, housing 5-piece rod with brass tip, checkered forend with nosecap. Accompanied with Cody Museum Firearms fact sheet identifying as 30″ oct bbl rifle, set trigger, checkered stock, case hardened, received in warehouse 3-13-1877, shipped from warehouse 3-16-1877 on Order No. 8556. Inspection of lower tang reveals Assembly No. XX296, with matching 296 in top tang channel of stock and inside toe of buttplate. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains an even medium brown patina with several minor nicks & scratches and some minor spots of shallow surface oxidation. Mag tube is a dark brown patina with some minor scratches, and a small area that appears to be a raised dent showing some minor peen marks. Receiver retains a silver hardening with wear blending with a gray patina normal minor nicks & scratches. Stock is sound with nicely refreshed checkering, some minor nicks, dings & scratches and retains a hand rubbed oil finish. Forend is sound with nicely refreshed checkering, some minor nicks & dings & retains a hand rubbed oil finish. Nosecap has flaked to a silver patina. Mechanics are crisp, including set trigger, bore has distinct rifling with some shallow pitting. 4-41124 BDT65 (16,000-22,000)

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2037

SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 67518. Cal. .44WCF. 24-1/4″ half oct bbl, full mag combination front sight, checkered side V-notch sporting rear. Top flat of bbl is marked “WINCHESTER’S-REPEATING ARMS. NEW HAVEN. CT/KING’S-IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED. MARCH 29. 1866. OCTOBER 16. 1860.” Standard second model receiver with screwed on rail and dust cover, monogrammed engraved on left sideplate “HTS”. Equipped with single set trigger. Mounted with nicely figured, flame grained walnut, checkered straight grip, crescent steel buttplate with trapdoor, wrap around, multi-point, checkered forend with nosecap. Accompanied with Cody Firearms Museum Winchester letter identifying as half oct, case hardened rifle, checkered stock with pistol grip, Beech and graduated peep sight engraved “H.T.S.”, received in warehouse March 17, 1881, shipped from warehouse March 17, 1881, order number 24588. It also states returned and repaired August 28, 1896. At that time the stock was replaced with the current straight grip stock and all metal completely refinished. number 17598. Inspection of lower tang reveals assembly number xxx1153. Matching 1153 is found in top tang channel of stock. Number on inside toe of buttplate is 1076. Also accompanying gun is a copy of “Winchester Collector” from 2004 featuring this particular firearms as subject matter of an article by Dr. Ed Lewis stating how rare monogrammed engraved Winchesters truly are. CONDITION: Fine plus. Bbl and mag tube retain strong factory blue finish with right side of oct portion of bbl having some scatteredspots of surface oxidation that have been cleaned, is blending with silver and brown patina. There is also some extremely fine scattered spotting along bottom of mag tube. The gold combination front sight is bent oblong. The Second Model receiver has very good case colors with some minor spotting on dust cover and rail and also a 1-1/2″ x 1-1/2″ mottled area on right sideplate. Hammer and lever show very good case colors. Stock is sound with sharp checkering, some minor nicks and shallow gouge on right side with oil finish. Forend is sound with some minor nicks and dings, sharp checkering and retains oil finish. Nosecap retains strong case colors. Mechanics are crisp, including set trigger. Strong bore with a couple, minor shallow, scattered pits. 4-41315 BDT142 (10,000-15,000)

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2038

SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER 1873 DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 132543. Cal. 32-20 WCF. 24-1/4″ 1/2 oct bbl, 1/2 mag, slightly modified 1/2 nickel front sight with set screw, 2-leaf folding rear sight. Top flat of bbl is marked “WINCHESTERS REPEATING ARMS. NEW HAVEN CT./KING’S-IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED-MARCH 29. 1866. OCTOBER 16. 1860”, adjacent receiver “32-CAL.”. 3rd model receiver, top tang equipped with 4″ graduated sliding peep sight, mounted with nicely figured full checkered pistol grip, custom checkered hard rubber buttplate, “H” style checkered forend with nosecap. Accompanied with Cody Firearms Museum Winchester letter identifying as 32 cal. rifle, 1/2 oct, plain trigger, checkered stock, pistol grip, 1/2 mag, case hardened, received in warehouse September 8, 1883, shipped same day with 1 other arm on Order No. 6768. Inspection of lower tang reveals Assembly No. XX 1047 32 S. Top tang channel of stock is stamped with the 1047 No. however the shape and dimensions lends to the conclusion of this being a custom stock. PROVENANCE: Fred B. McDonald Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains a thinning factory quality blue, toning with brown patina, sharp edges of octagon show bright with normal minor nicks, dings and light scratches. Receiver shows visible orig case coloring, blending with silver and gray patina, with considerable spots of brown, fine surface oxidation. Hammer shows fading orig case colors, blended with silver and brown patina, lever is mostly a dark patina with some orig colors showing in protected areas. Stock is sound with good checkering, some minor nicks, dings & shallow dents and retains a fine varnish finish. Forend is sound, but slightly shrunk, good checkering, repaired crack on forward right side. Normal minor nicks & dings, and retains orig varnish finish. Mechanics are good with a slightly sticky lifter, dark bore with considerable pitting. Gun apparently has had a storage issue some time in its life and needs some TLC. 4-41441 BDT123 (5,000-6,000)

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2039

INCREDIBLE EARLY 3RD MODEL WINCHESTER 1873 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 91776. Cal. 44-40. 20″ rnd bbl, full mag, barley corn front sight, reversed standard carbine ladder rear sight. Top of bbl is marked “WINCHESTER’S-REPEATING-ARMS. NEW HAVEN. CT./KING’S-IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED-MARCH 29.1866. OCTOBER 16. 1860.” Early 3rd model receiver with integral ramp and dust cover, staple and ring on left side. Mounted with straight grain walnut, uncheckered straight grip, steel carbine buttplate with trapdoor, housing 3-piece rod with brass tip. Standard forend with sgl bbl band. Accompanied with Cody Firearms Museum Winchester letter, identifying as carbine, received in warehouse May 3, 1882, shipped from warehouse May 6, 1882 with 6 other arms on Order No. 32684. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl and mag tube retain very strong orig blue with some minor muzzle wear a small nick on left side about 2-1/2″ from muzzle. With top of forend band forward about 5″, a very fine surface oxidation blended with brown patina, probably caused by a gun case. Receiver retains 98% orig blue with some faint brightening on sharp edges, some minor nicks & scratches, and faint ring mark on left side. Loading gate retains most of its bright orig nitre blue. Hammer retains virtually all of its dark orig case colors. Hammer shows strong orig color on sides, thinning and blending a gray patina across bottom. Stock is sound with some minor nicks & small handling marks, and retains its orig finish. Buttplate retains nice orig case colors. Forend is sound with a couple minor dents and light handling marks and retains its orig finish. Bbl band retains most of its orig blue with some fine surface oxidation across top. Mechanics are crisp with a bright shiny bore with a couple minor scattered shallow pits. Late model carbines are occasionally found in this condition but it is quite rare to find this early of an antique still remaining in such an outstanding condition. 4-40291 BDT63 (20,000-40,000)

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2040

OUTSTANDING 3RD MODEL WINCHESTER 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 228783B. Cal. 44-40. 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full mag, 1/2 nickel front sight, serrated side “V” notch sporting rear. Top flat of bbl is marked “WINCHESTER’S REPEATING ARMS. NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A./KING’S IMPROVEMENT PATENTED. MARCH 29. 1866. OCTOBER 16. 1860”, adjacent receiver “44 W.C.F.” Standard 3rd model receiver with dust cover. Mounted with nicely figured walnut, uncheckered straight grip, steel crescent buttplate with trapdoor, housing 4-piece steel rod with brass tip, standard forend with nosecap. Accompanied with Cody Firearms Museum Winchester letter identifying as 44 cal. oct rifle, plain trigger, received in warehouse February 21, 1887, shipped from warehouse July 11, 1887 on Order No. 20549. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl and mag tube retain 94-97% orig blue with normal minor nicks & light scratches, some faint thinning on sharp edges. Mag tube slightly fading and toning with a brown patina. Receiver very strong 97-98% orig blue, some faint thinning on sharp edges, some minor small scratches, some orig polish lines blending with patina. Right side with some very shallow micro fine surface oxidation. Loading gate shows strong bright orig nitre blue. Hammer had nearly all its strong orig case colors. Lever shows strong orig colors slightly fading across bottom. Stock is sound with normal handling marks, a couple shallow dings near toe and retains most of its orig finish. Buttplate retains much of its strong orig case colors, with some minor spotting of shallow suraface oxidation. Forend is sound with a couple minor dents and usual small handling marks and retains orig finish. Nosecap has strong orig blue with some flake spots blending with dark patina. Mechanics are crisp with bright bore with a couple small shallow pits. 4-40287 BDT61 (15,000-18,000)

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2041

OUTSTANDING WINCHESTER 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 378237B. Cal. 32 WCF. 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full mag, 1/2 nickel front sight, serrated side “V” notch sporting rear with set screw. Top flat of bbl is marked “WINCHESTER’S REPEATING ARMS. NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A./KING’S IMPROVEMENT PATENTED MARCH 29. 1866. OCTOBER 16. 1860.”, adjacent receiver “32 W.C.F.” Standard 3rd model receiver with dust cover, mounted with straight grain walnut, uncheckered straight grip, steel crescent buttplate, standard forend with nosecap. Accompanied with Cody Firearms Museum Winchester letter identifying as 32 cal. oct bbl rifle, plain trigger, received in warehouse March 26, 1891, shipped from warehouse May 4, 1891 on Order No. 4082. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl and mag tube retain 97-98% orig blue with some silvering on sharp edges, a few normal minor nicks & scratches. Receiver retains 98% orig blue, thinning on some of the sharp edges, a small wear spot on forward top right, and some small minor nicks & scratches. Loading gate retains most of its bright orig nitre blue. Hammer retains strong orig case colors with some minor silvering on left side. Lever has strong orig colors on side, starting to fade across bottom. Stock is sound with normal minor handling marks and retains its orig finish. Buttplate shows fading orig colors blending with dark patina. Forend is sound with a couple minor dents and small handling marks and retains orig finish. Nosecap has orig blue with some flaking blending with silver and brown patina. Mechanics are crisp with a bright shiny bore, as gun appears to have seen very little use. 4-40998 BDT67 (4,500-7,500)

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2042

WINCHESTER 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 160581A. Cal. 44-40. 24-1/4″ rnd bbl, full mag, gold combination front sight, serrated side “V” notch sporting rear. Top of bbl marked “WINCHESTER’S-REPEATING-ARMS. NEW HAVEN. CT./KING’S-IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED MARCH 29. 1866. OCTOBER 16. 1860.” adjacent receiver “44 CAL.” Standard 3rd model receiver with dust cover, top tang equipped with sliding graduated peep sight, mounted with straight grain walnut, uncheckered straight grip, crescent steel buttplate with trap door, housing 4-piece steel with brass tip wiping rod, standard forend with nosecap. Accompanied with Cody Firearms Museum Winchester letter identifying as rnd bbl rifle, plain trigger, received in warehouse September 15, 1884, shipped from warehouse September 16, 1884 on Order No. 15126. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl and mag tube retain 95% orig blue with some minor muzzle wear, normal minor nicks & scratches and some areas just starting to tone blue/brown. Receiver has 95% orig blue, thinning and blending with silver patina across bottom and sharp edges, normal minor nicks & dings, orig polish marks blending with brown patina. Loading gate shows most of its orig nitre blue. Hammer shows really good orig colors. Lever shows orig colors in protected areas blending with gray patina. Stock is sound with normal handling marks, and a couple shallow bruises retaining most of its orig finish. Buttplate shows fading colors blending with gray patina. Forend is sound with minor nicks & dings, retains orig finish, blending with some hand worn patina. Nosecap shows strong orig blue with some blending of brown and silver patina. Mechanics are crisp, very nice bore with a couple small shallow pits. 4-40275 BDT60 (7,000-12,000)

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2043

*INTERESTING AND UNUSUAL WINCHESTER 1873 CARBINE. SN 569944B. Cal. 44-40. 20″ rnd bbl, full mag, barley corn front sight, musket ladder rear sight. Top of bbl between sight and bbl band is marked “WINCHESTER’S REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN. CT./KING’S IMPROVEMENT PATENTED MARCH 29. 1866. OCTOBER 16. 1860.” adjacent receiver “44 W.C.F.” Usual 3rd model receiver with dust cover mounted with straight grain walnut, uncheckered straight grip, steel carbine buttplate with trap door, inlet base with swivel 3-1/2″ from toe, 9-3/8″ carbine forend, sgl band with integral swivel. Accompanied with Cody Firearms Museum Winchester letter identifying as 44 cal. musket, received in warehouse August 26, 1903, shipped from warehouse September 18, 1903 with 687 other Model 1873’s, Order No. 13880. Also accompanying is a “George Madis” letter discussing gun and the attributes of its being a factory conversion to full-fill a large order. It explains the bbl being cut to carbine 20″ length, proper front sight installed by braising, and keeping the orig musket rear sight. He also explains that it is rare to find a factory conversion, but is his belief that is exactly what this gun is and remains in orig condition. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl and mag tube retain nearly all of their factory blue with a few minor light nicks & scratches. Receiver retains nearly all of its factory blue with some light thinning on sharp edges and a few minor nicks & scratches. Loading gate retains nearly all of its fine nitre blue. Hammer remains strong orig case colors, narrow silver line on right side. Lever retains strong orig colors on side, slightly fading across bottom. Stock is sound with a couple shallow dents and light handling marks, and retains factory finish. Buttplate shows darkening case colors, blending with patina case colors. Forend is sound with some minor handling marks, shallow scuff on each side forward of band and retains factory finish. Mechanics are crisp with a bright shiny bore as gun appears to have seen little or no use. 4-40997 BDT68 (9,000-12,000)

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2044

WINCHESTER 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 242313B. Cal. .38WCF. 24-1/4″ oct bbl, button mag, half-nickel front sight with set screw, serrated side sporting rear with set screw missing insert. Top flat of bbl is marked “WINCHESTER’S – REPEATING ARMS. NEW HAVEN. CT./ KING’S-IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED-MARCH 29. 1866. OCTOBER 16. 1860.” Adjacent receiver “38 CAL”. Standard 3rd Model receiver. Top tang equipped with scarce, graduated, sliding peep sight. Mounted with lightly figured walnut, uncheckered straight grip, crescent steel buttplate with trap door, standard forend with nosecap. PROVENANCE: Dr. Edmund Lewis Collection CONDITION: Very good plus. Bbl retains orig blue that is toning and blending with brown patina. Showing bright on sharp edges. Normal small nicks, dings and scratches. Receiver retains very good orig blue. Strong on sides, thinning on sharp edges, top and bottom, and blending with brown and silver patina. A few minor nicks and scratches and some very fine surface oxidation on left side plate. Hammer shows dark, orig case colors. Lever shows orig colors blending with silver and brown patina. Stock is sound with average nicks, dings and dents. Retains a thin coat of added finish blended with hand worn patina in grip area. Forend is sound with normal nicks, dings and small dents and is mostly a smooth, hand worn patina with traces of orig finish. Nosecap has a factory quality, restored blue finish aging and blending with some brown patina. Mechanics are crisp, nice bore with a couple of minor scattered pits. 4-41316 BDT140 (3,000-6,000)

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2045

SECOND MODEL WINCHESTER 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE WITH SET TRIGGER. SN 78969. Cal. 44-40 WCF. 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full mag, half-nickel front sight, checkered side V-notch sporting rear sight. Top flat of bbl marked “WINCHESTER’S – REPEATING ARMS. NEW HAVEN. CT./KING’S – IMPROVEMENT – PATENTED – MARCH 29. 1866. OCTOBER 16. 1860.” Unusual second model receiver with screwed on rail and dust cover. Left side with seldom seen plugged holes for saddle ring staple and equipped with sgl set trigger. Mounted with straight grain walnut, uncheckered straight grip, steel crescent buttplate with trapdoor, standard forend with nosecap. Accompanied by Cody Firearm Museum fact sheet identifying as oct bbl rifle, set trigger, received in warehouse 12/12/81, shipped from warehouse 12/6/81 (?) on order number 30125. Inspection of lower tang reveals assembly number 919 with matching number found in top tang channel of stock and inside toe of buttplate. CONDITION: Fine plus. Bbl retains thinning orig blue, showing bright on sharp edges, with normal minor nicks and dings and some areas of fine surface oxidation. Mag tube blue is thinning and blending with a gray patina. Receiver has good orig blue with some areas of light cleaning, a couple spots of fine shallow pitting and blending with a silver and brown patina. Hammer and lever show a blend of silver and dark patina. Stock is sound with a few light nicks and dings and retains orig finish blended with some hand worn patina. Forend is sound with light nicks and dings and retains orig finish blending with hand worn patina. Mechanics are crisp, including set trigger, with bright shiny bore as gun appears to have seen little use. 4-41167 BDT89 (5,000-10,000)

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2046

SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 264629. Cal. 38-40. 26″ oct. bbl, button magazine, Beaches combination front sight, serrated side V-notch sporting rear sight. Top flat of bbl marked “WINCHESTER’S REPEATING ARMS. NEW HAVEN CONN. U.S.A./KING’S IMPROVEMENT PATENTED MARCH 29. 1866. OCTOBER 16. 1860.” Adjacent receiver “38 W.C.F.” Standard 3rd model receiver with dust cover, top tang equipped with 3″ Vernier peep sight. Mounted with straight-grain walnut, uncheckered straight grip, steel crescent buttplate with trapdoor. Housing 4-pc steel wiping rod. Standard forend with nosecap. Accompanied with Cody Firearm Museum Winchester letter identified as 38 cal. rifle, 26″ oct. bbl, plain trigger, 1/2 mag., graduated peep and Beach sight. Received in warehouse May 15, 1888, shipped from warehouse May 18,1888 with one other arm on order number 7673. PROVENANCE: Fred B. McDonald Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains original blue that is thinning and toning with brown patina, bright on sharp edges with normal minor nicks, dings and scratches. Receiver retains good, original blue blending with brown patina, silvering on sharp edges. Hammer shows good original color on sides, thinning on back. Lever is a mix of silver and brown patina. Stock is sound with normal nicks, dings and light scratches, retains a thin coat of added finish blended with hand-worn patina and darkening in grip area. Forend is sound with nicks, dings and light scratches and has a thin coat of added finish blended with warm patina. Mechanics are crisp, decent bore with some scattered pitting. 4-41438 BDT114 (4,000-6,000)

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2047

WINCHESTER 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 385114. Cal. 38-40. 24-1/4″ round bbl, full mag, half nickel front sight, serrated side V-notch sporting rear with set screw. Top of bbl is marked “WINCHESTER’S – REPEATING-ARMS NEW HAVEN. CT./KING’S-IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED-MARCH 26.1866. OCTOBER16.1860. Standard Third Model receiver mounted with straight grain walnut, uncheckered straight grip, crescent steel buttplate with trapdoor housing four pieces of steel wiping rod, without tip of loop. Standard forend with nosecap. CONDITION: Very good, plus. Bbl retains orig blue that is thinning and blending with silver gray patina, normal minor nicks and scratches. Receiver retains orig blue that is blending with silver and brown patina,right sideplate shows some fine cleaning and blended with gray patina. Hammer shows fading, orig case colors. Lever is mostly a gray patina mixed with some brown spots. Stock is sound with moderate, shallow nicks, dings and scratches and has a coat of added finish blended with some hand worn patina. Forend is sound with numerous, shallow nicks, dings and scratches and retains a hand worn patina with traces of orig finish. Mechanics are crisp with very nice bore, with a few, small areas of fine, shallow pits. 4-40314 BDT145 (2,750-3,750)

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2048

WINCHESTER 1873 WITH PURPORTED CONNECTION TO TEXAS RANGER JOHN R. HUGHES. SN 385272B. Cal. 44-40. 24-1/4″ oct. bbl, full magazine, German Silver Rocky Mountain front sight, serrated side, V-notch sporting rear with set screw. Top flat of bbl is marked “WINCHESTER’S REPEATING ARMS. NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A./KING’S IMPROVEMENT PATENTED MARCH 29.1866 OCT 16. 1860” Adjacent receiver “44. W.C.F.”. Standard 3rd model receiver with left side plate inscribed “CAPT. JOHN R. HUGHES/RANGER CO. D 1892”. Mounted with straight grain walnut, uncheckered straight grip, steel crescent buttplate with trapdoor housing 4-pc. steel wiping rod, standard forend with nosecap. Accompanying gun is a hand-written note from Frank Booth dated June 1, 2000 identifying this firearm and that he had purchased it from the estate of Harold Graves, a Texas Ranger. Also accompanying is a photocopy of a picture of Texas Ranger Company D at Ysleta, Texas in 1894 showing Capt. Hughes and his troops and he is holding a Winchester 73 rifle. PROVENANCE: Fred B. McDonald Estate Collection CONDITION: Good. Bbl and mag. tube retain a dark patina showing bright on sharp edges. Most of the surface has very fine surface oxidation. Receiver is also a dark patina, bright on sharp edges with matching, fine surface oxidation. Hammer and lever are a dark patina. Stock is sound with normal nicks, dings and bruises, slightly shy around tangs and buttplate, a series of about seven notches on comb of stock and retains a dark open grain oil finish. Forend is sound with short grain crack at rear of right side, a couple minor chips, normal nicks and dings and retains a dark, open grain oil finish blended with hand-worn patina. Mechanics are good, dark bore with distinct rifling and moderate pitting. 4-41437 BDT125 (5,000-10,000)

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2049

WINCHESTER 3RD MODEL 1873 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 494441B. Cal. 44 WCF. 20″ rnd bbl, full mag, barley corn front sight, standard carbine ladder rear sight. Top of bbl is marked “WINCHESTERS REPEATING ARMS NEW HAVEN CT./KING’S IMPROVEMENT PATENTED MARCH 29. 1866. OCTOBER 16. 1860”, adjacent receiver “44 W.C.F.” Usual 3rd model receiver with staple and ring on left side, mounted with straight grain walnut, uncheckered straight grip, steel carbine buttplate with trap door, housing 3-piece with steel brass tip, wiping rod, standard forend with sgl retaining band. Accompanying with Cody Firearms Museum Winchester letter identifying as 44 cal. carbine, received in warehouse August 9, 1895, shipped from warehouse August 17, 1895 with 34 other arms on Order No. 18119. Information provided by consignor states that this carbine was owned by Captain Hugh Lenox Scott, who served as Commander of Troop L 7th Cavalry at Fort Sill Oklahoma from 1889-1897. Geronimo and 250 Apaches were under his command. He graduated from West Point in June 1876 and had 20 plus years of Frontier service with the 7th Cavalry. In 1914 as Brigadier General, he was made Chief of Staff. PROVENANCE: Fred B. McDonald Estate Collection. CONDITION: Good to very good. Bbl and mag tube are mostly a brown/blue patina, mixed with some thinning spots of silver, there are some areas of very fine faint surface oxidation and some areas near receiver with flaking dried preservative. Receiver shows good orig blue, bright on sharp edges, a couple spots of very fine surface oxidation, some flaking across top, blending with brown patina. Lever and hammer are mostly a dark patina. Stock is sound with minor nicks, dings & scratches and retains a coat of added finish blending with hand worn patina. Forend is sound with normal nicks, dings & dents, and retains a coat of added finish. Mechanics are crisp, decent bore with some fine scattered pitting. 4-41440 BDT122 (4,000-5,000)

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2050

RARE WINCHESTER 1873 TRAPPER SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 505334B. Cal. .44wcf. 18″ round bbl, full mag, barley corn front sight, “1873” marked carbine ladder rear sight. Top of bbl is marked “WINCHESTER’S REPEATING ARMS. NEW HAVEN. CT./ KING’S IMPROVEMENT PATENTED MARCH 29. 1866. OCTOBER 16. 1860.” Adjacent receiver “44W.C.F.” Standard Third Model receiver with staple and ring on left side mounted with straight grain walnut, uncheckered straight grip, steel carbine buttplate with trapdoor, 9-1/16″ forend with single retaining band. PROVENANCE: Dr. Edmund Lewis Collection CONDITION: Good to very good. Metal surfaces, bbl, mag tube, receiver all retain a dark, brown patina appearance. There are typical, minor nicks and light scratches on bbl and mag tube. Receiver is bright on sharp edges, has some minor spots of fine surface oxidation and ring mark on left side. Hammer and lever are likewise a dark patina. Stock is sound with typical nicks, dings and small bruises. Small chip missing at forward portion, left side of upper tang and retains a smooth, restored oil finish. Forend is sound with grain crack forward of retaining band on bottom center. Typical nicks, dings and dents and retains a restored oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, good bore with distinct rifling and a few shallow, scattered pits. 4-41311 BDT143 (5,000-8,000)

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2051

SCARCE FIRST MODEL WINCHESTER 1873 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 17592. Cal. .44WCF. 20″ rnd bbl, full mag, front sight integral with bbl band, 800 yard Baker ladder sight with retaining spring and top retaining screw. Top of bbl is marked “WINCHESTER’S -REPEATING-ARMS. NEW HAVEN. CT./KING’S-IMPROVEMENT-PATENT-MARCH 29. 1866. OCTOBER 16. 1860”. Later First Model receiver, mortised dustcover with checkered thumbprint, staple and ring on left side, mounted with straight grain walnut, uncheckered straight grip, steel carbine buttplate with trapdoor housing 3-piece steel wiping rod with brass tip. Inlet base with sling swivel 4″ from toe, standard forend with single retaining band with integral sling swivel. Inspection of lower tang reveals “22” stamped behind receiver on both upper and lower tang. Assembly number “4748” is found on left side of lower tang, also top tang channel of stock and inside toe of buttplate. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains a blend of silver and brown patina. Mag tube has blue finish thinning and blending with silver patina. Rear retaining band is a probable replacement and sling loop is definitely a replacement. Receiver is a gray blending with brown patina with some orig blue showing in protected areas around saddle ring. Loading gate show strong, orig nitre blue. Orig polish lines are prominent on both sides of the receiver., Hammer and lever retain a blend of silver and brown patina. Stock is sound with some chips at front side of sling swivel base, slightly shy of tangs and toe of buttplate, a few minor handling marks and retains a hand rubbed, restored oil finish. Forend is sound with typical minor nicks, dings and dents and retains a restored, hand rubbed oil finish. Mechanics are crisp with quite a nice bore with just a couple shallow, scattered pits. 4-41980 BDT178 (4,500-6,500)

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2052

*RARE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE THAT BELONGED TO FAMOUS WILD WEST SHOW PERFORMER SAMUEL F. CODY. SN 563362. Cal. 22 Short. Blue finish with 24-1/4″ oct to rnd bbl, full magazine with half nickel front sight with screw and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered, nicely figured American walnut with straight stock and crescent buttplate with trap. Top left flat of the bbl and left front side of the frame has British proofs. This rifle was owned & used by Wild West performer, the late Samuel Franklin Cody (1867-1913), also known as Samuel Franklin Cowdery, who changed his name to Cody sometime around 1889. Mr. Cody was born in Davenport, Iowa where he attended school until about age 12. He claims to have left school at that point to become a cowboy, train horses, hunt buffalo and other wild west occupations. He later prospected for gold in the area of what is now Dawson City in the famous Klondike Gold Rush era. In 1888 at age 21, Cody began touring the U.S. with a Wild West show starring as “Capt. Cody, King of the Cowboys”. In 1889 when he married Maud Maria Lee, his name on the marriage certificate is Samuel Franklin Cody. Later he & his wife were touring Europe with the Wild West show giving rifle shooting and horse riding exhibitions. They met a lady named Elizabeth Mary King who was apparently also on the tour. Cody’s wife taught Mrs. King and her two children to ride & shoot on horseback. Later Mrs. Cody returned to the U.S. alone and Mr. Cody began living with Mrs. King and her children, a relationship which lasted until his death. While touring England with Mrs. King, they gave demonstrations of riding & shooting and other cowboy skills. They apparently formed their own show named The Klondyke Nugget which became very successful and involved Mrs. King’s son. All the while Cody was still living with Mrs. King, who assumed the name Lela Marie Cody, although neither she nor Cody had ever divorced. Sometime around the turn of the 20th century, Cody patented a large kite design capable of lifting a human being and made demonstration flights of up to 2,000 feet. From 1901 to 1908 Cody had several successful man-lifter war kite flights for the British military. Cody’s exploits impressed the British Army who hired him as “Chief Instructor in Kiting” at the balloon school in Aldershot in 1906 and was charged with the formation of two kite sections of the Royal Engineers which later evolved into the royal flying corps and finally into the number one squadron Royal Air Force. During this time he also built a motorized kite capable of carrying a man and in 1907 helped the Army develop Dirigible No. 1, England’s first powered air ship. Later in 1907 the Army funded the completion of his airplane design which became British Army Aeroplane No. 1 which was tested in Sept. 1908. In October when the plane was damaged, the war office decided “there was no future in aeroplanes” and Cody’s contract was canceled. Cody continued developing his airplane and built a new machine and carried the first passengers for the first time in the world on 14 August 1909. His second passenger was his common law wife. He continued developing his airplanes and in 1910 won the prestigious Michelin Cup for a flight of 4 hours 47 minutes and in 1911 was the only British plane to complete the Daily Mail’s Circuit of Britain race for which he won a silver medal in 1912. He won a $5,000 prize at the military trials in 1912. He continued aircraft development with his own funds and on 7 August 1913 was flying in his latest design, a float plane, which broke up at 500 feet, killing both him and his passenger. He was buried with full military honors in the Aldershot Military Cemetery. A full size replica of his “British Army Aeroplane No. 1” is on exhibit at the Farnborough Air Sciences Trust Museum in Farnborough, England which commemorates the first powered flight in the UK. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum fact sheet which identifies this rifle in caliber 22 Short with half oct bbl, plain trigger, shotgun butt & express sights, received in the warehouse April 6, 1903 and shipped April 11, 1903 to Order #12898. Obviously during the period of use the previous owner changed the stock & sights. Also accompanying this lot is a copy of Sotheby’s Auction catalog of 24 January 1996, which is the sale of “The S.F. Cody Archive”. Lot #58 on p. 30 is this exact rifle which is illustrated in color on p. 28 along with several other Cody rifles & handguns. The entire catalog is devoted to Cody’s life, primarily in the field of avionics. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 95-96% strong orig blue with only faint muzzle edge wear and a few scattered spots of light rust. Receiver & sideplates retain about 90% strong orig blue with a few spots of light surface rust, one small cleaned area and a heavy coating of old dried oil. Top tang and part of the bottom tang have turned plum. Lever & hammer retain strong case colors under a coating of old dried oil. Wood is sound with usual light handling & use nicks & scratches with the forearm retaining about 75% orig varnish and the buttstock about 95% orig finish. Safety notch is missing from the hammer, otherwise mechanics are fine, strong bright bore, frosty in the grooves. 4-42146 JR257 (8,000-15,000)

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2053

RARE TAKEDOWN WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 160119A. Cal. 22 short. 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full mag, with removable inner loading tube, slightly modified 1/2 nickel front sight, checkered side “V” sporting rear sight modified to flat top, top flat of bbl is marked “WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS. NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A./KING’S IMPROVEMENT PATENTED MARCH 29. 1866. OCTOBER 16. 1860. Adjacent receiver “22 SHORT”. 3rd Model 22 cal. receiver, with solid right side plate and being the early variation with cross pin in forward center of receiver to make it a takedown rifle. The takedown option was an early feature that was found to be unsatisfactory and quickly abandoned. Most of the receivers were used by having the retaining pin peened. Equipped with sgl set trigger, and top tang with a more modern Lyman folding peep sight. Mounted with dark straight grain walnut, uncheckered straight grip, steel crescent buttplate, standard forend with nosecap. Accompanied with a Winchester Gun Museum letter dated 1972, identifying gun as 22 cal., oct bbl rifle with set trigger, shipped November 22, 1884 and stating that this number was not the first 22 cal. PROVENANCE: Fred B. McDonald Estate Collection. CONDITION: Good. Bbl retains orig blue that is toning with brown patina, slight muzzle wear showing bright on sharp edges, and some spots of fine surface oxidation blending with brown patina. Outer mag tube is a mixture of silver and brown patina. Receiver is a brown mixed with silver patina, bright on sharp edges. The face of the receiver shows to have some moderate peening, there are some areas of fine surface oxidation and numerous marks on right side of the takedown pin. Hammer shows a blend of silver and brown patina and lever carries a dark patina color. Stock is sound with some minor nicks, dings and handling marks, and retains a dark open grain oil finish. Forend is sound with normal minor nicks & dings and retains a dark open grain oil finish. Nosecap is an even brown patina. Mechanics are good, set trigger works but needs some adjustment, extractor appears as a gun smith made replacement, bore is dark with fine pitting the entire length. 4-41439 BDT121 (4,000-6,000)

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2054

*SCARCE WINCHESTER 1873 RIMFIRE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 558292B. Cal. 22 Long. 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full mag with removable inner tube. Dovetail, half-nickel front sight with set screw. Serrated side V-notch sporting rear with set screw. Top flat of bbl is marked “WINCHESTER’S REPEATING ARMS. NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A./ KING’S IMPROVEMENT PATENTED. MARCH 29. 1886. OCTOBER 16. 1860”. Adjacent receiver “22 LONG”. Standard rimfire action with solid right sideplate, bottom of lifter is engraved “22 CAL./LONG”. Mounted with straight grain walnut, uncheckered straight grip, crescent steel buttplate, standard forend with nosecap. Accompanied with Winchester Gun Museum letter identifying as oct bbl rifle, .22 Long cal., plain trigger, shipped October 26, 1901. CONDITION: Good to very good. Bbl and mag tube retain orig blue that is mostly turned a brown patina. There are areas of fine surface oxidation showing silver on sharp edges. Some minor nicks, dings and small dents. Receiver shows remnants of orig blue that is mixed and blended with brown patina, some areas of fine surface oxidation and normal nicks and scratches. Stock is sound with some small nicks and dents. Retains a fine cleaned and re-oiled finish. Some dark discoloration around tangs and receivers. Forend is sound with nicks, dings and dents and retains a clean and re-oiled finish. Mechanics are good, dull bore with distinct rifling and some spots of fine pitting. 4-41313 BDT138 (2,500-5,000)

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2055

VERY INTRIGUING WINCHESTER MODEL 1876, 1 OF 1000. SN 32642. Cal. 45-60. 28″ oct bbl, full mag, fine bead front sight missing bead, slightly modified serrated side “V” notch sporting rear. Muzzle has gold band, each flat have wedges of foliate scrolls descending in length from top down. Top flat of bbl is marked “WINCHESTER’S-REPEATING ARMS. NEW HAVEN. CT./KING’S-IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED-MARCH 29. 1866. OCTOBER 16. 1860.” In front of rear sight it is marked “CAL. 45-60”. Chamber end has gold band, top flat marked in banner “ONE OF ONE THOUSAND”, side flats have wedge of bold foliate scroll with stippled background. Standard receiver with screwed on rail and checkered oval thumbprint dust cover, sgl set trigger. Lifter is engraved “45-65”. Top tang is equipped with thick base, folding peep sight. Mounted with flame grain walnut, checkered pistol grip, fleur-de-lis ebony inlay in cap, steel crescent buttplate with trap door, highly figured wrap around checkered forend with nosecap. Accompanying gun is an interesting and curious Cody Firearm Museum Winchester letter. This SN letters as follows: sights – vernier peep sight, “receiver set for pistol grip”, received in warehouse on February 10, 1883, shipped from warehouse February 12, 1883 on Order No. 2473. There is no inclusion for bbl, cal, or stocks, simply letters as a receiver. This letter is dated May 13, 2002. In a second letter dated 1993, gives same information with the addition of “set trigger”. There is also some correspondence dated 1954, to and from, Thomas E. Hall of Olin Industries inquiring about information on this gun. Mr. Hall recommended that the individual contact James E. Serven of Santa Ana, CA for an evaluation. One of the letters states that Mr. Serven said without a doubt the gun is a genuine “1 of 1000” and offered $450.00. The belief has been that this serial numbered receiver was sent as a replacement for a damaged receiver and assembled by a gun smith. Inspection of lower tang reveals no markings, or assembly nos.. The only assembly no. found is on inside toe of buttplate and is 939. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains orig blue that is thinning and toning with brown patina, bright on sharp edges and normal minor nicks & scratches. Receiver shows orig blue in rear portion and protected areas with balance blending with brown patina. There are normal small nicks & scratches and some spotting of fine surface oxidation. Hammer and lever have toned a gray and brown patina. Stock is sound with a small crack on right side of top tang with a tiny chip missing, slightly worn checkering, normal nicks, dings & dents, slightly shrunk at toe of buttplate and retains a hand worn patina blended with some orig finish. Forend is sound with moderately worn checkering, minor nicks & dings and retains a hand worn patina. Mechanics are good, set trigger needing adjustment, frosted bore with distinct rifling and scattered minor pitting. 4-41952 BDT280 (75,000-125,000)

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2056

VERY INTERESTING CONSECUTIVE NUMBERED PAIR OF WINCHESTER 1876 EXPRESS LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 7489, 7490. Cal. 50-95 Express. These matching rifles have special 28″ rnd bbls, 1/2 mag, dovetail front sights, checkered side “V” notch sporting rear sights. Top of bbls are marked “WINCHESTER’S-REPEATING-ARMS. NEW HAVEN. CT./KING’S-IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED-MARCH 29. 1866. OCTOBER 16. 1860.”, adjacent receiver “.50 CAL. EXPRESS”. Standard receivers with screwed on rail, dust cover with checkered thumb print, and engraved “WINCHESTER EXPRESS/.50 CAL. 95 GRS.” Bottom of lifters are marked “50-95”. Top tangs are equipped with 4″ sliding graduated peep sights. Mounted with straight grain walnut, uncheckered straight grip, smooth steel shotgun buttplate, standard forend with nosecap. Accompanying guns are two Cody Firearms Museum Winchester letters. Both letters identify as rifle, rnd bbl, plain trigger, shotgun butt, changed to express caliber, 28″ rnd bbl, 1/2 mag, received in warehouse January 28, 1880, shipped from warehouse on July 28, 1880, with one other Model 1876, Order No. 20977. Also accompanying guns is a copy of “Winchester Collector” Volume 23, Issue 1, Winter 2000, where Gun #7490 is the subject of an article titled “The Winchester Trail, A Rare 1876“. In brief, this article explains the likelihood of this gun (and its mate) being some of the very first 50 Express caliber guns produced at Winchester. Inspection of lower tang reveals the following Assembly No’s, 7489 has a “1” and also “3801” and matching 1 can be found in top tang channel of stock. Buttplate was not removed from this gun. Gun 7490, has a “2” and “38006” matching 2 can be found in top tang channel of stock. Buttplate is unnumbered as noted in above mentioned article. This unique pair of express rifles, which may have been trial guns for Winchester on the express caliber with matching factory letters showing change to express calibers, but not identifying orig caliber, and also showing a complete work order. Consignor states that in Herbert Houze’s book “Winchester Centennial 1876” on pg. 121, these two guns are recognized as being the only factory re-bored 50 Expresses. CONDITION: Gun 1 #7489) fine. Bbl retains strong orig blue with some normal minor nicks & scratches and some thinning areas blending with brown patina. Receiver retains about 30% orig blue mixing with silver and brown patina. Dust cover retains thinning orig blue blending with brown patina. Hammer shows fading orig case colors. Lever has fading orig colors in protected areas mixing with brown and silver patina. Stock is sound with some normal minor nicks, dings & bruises, and retains a coat of added finish with some blending of hand worn patina in grip area. Forend is sound with normal nicks, dings & small dents and retains a hand worn patina. Nosecap shows 50% orig blue blending with silver and brown patina. Mechanics are crisp, good bore with some scattered shallow fine pitting. Gun 2 #7490) very good. Bbl retains a smooth gray and silver patina with normal minor nicks & dings, receiver is a matching gray and silver patina with traces of orig blue in the most protected areas. Left side of top tang at receiver has a repaired crack. Stock is sound with some minor nicks & dings, and retains a smooth restored open grain oil finish blending with some hand worn patina. Forend is sound with normal nicks, dings & bruises, and retains a dark oil finish blended with hand worn patina. Nosecap is a silver gray patina with an extra flush screw on bottom center. Mechanics are good with the exception of dust cover needing some adjustment, decent bore with good rifling and some minor scattered pitting. Gun #7490 has an added threaded hole that goes through the back of the “9 & 0” in the serial number. 4-40302 BDT59 (20,000-30,000)

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2057

RARE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER 1876 WITH SILVER TRIM. SN 42488. Cal. 40-60. 28″ oct bbl, full mag, 1/2 nickel front sight, 1876 marked ladder rear sight. Top flat of bbl is marked “WINCHESTER’S-REPEATING ARMS. NEW HAVEN. CT./KING’S-IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED-MARCH 29. 1866. OCTOBER 26. 1860.”, adjacent receiver “CAL. 40-60”. Silver plated receiver with integral rail and dust cover, top tang equipped with 3″ vernier sight. Mounted with nicely figured walnut, uncheckered straight grip, steel crescent buttplate with trap door housing 5-piece steel rod with brass tip. Standard forend with silver plated nosecap. Accompanied with Cody Firearms Museum Winchester letter identifying as 40-60 oct bbl rifle, plain trigger, silver trim, received in warehouse January 14, 1885, shipped from warehouse January 15, 1885 on Order No. 18374. CONDITION: Fine plus. Bbl and mag tube retain orig blue, toning with brown with some spots blended with silver patina and a small area of fine surface oxidation on muzzle near right flat, normal minor nicks & dings. Receiver has extremely good coverage of silver plate showing mostly a gray patina tarnish, and some spots of fine flaking that are blending with brown patina. Hammer shows dark orig case colors and lever shows to be a dark patina. Stock is sound with normal nicks, dings & minor scuffs, retaining most of its orig finish. Buttplate shows good orig silver plate with some flaking and blending with dark patina. Forend is sound with minor nicks & scratches and retains orig finish blended with some hand worn patina. Nosecap shows good orig silver plate with bottom flaked and blending with dark patina. Mechanics are crisp with a bright shiny bore. 4-40276 BDT62 (12,500-22,500)

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2058

INSCRIBED WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 EXPRESS LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 60998. Cal. 50-95. 26″ rnd bbl, 1/2 mag, dovetail fine bead front sight, Winchester 3-leaf express rear sight. Top of bbl marked “WINCHESTERS-REPEATING-ARMS NEW HAVEN CT./KINGS-IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED-MARCH 29.1866. OCTOBER 16.1860.”, adjacent receiver “50-95 W.C.F.” on left side below sight inscribed “MANUFACTURED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA FOR OAKES & CO. MADRAS”. Standard receiver with integral rail and dust cover with cover engraved “WINCHESTER EXPRESS/.50 CAL. 95 GRS.” Mounted with nicely figured walnut, uncheckered straight grip, steel crescent buttplate with trap door, standard forend with nosecap. Trap door houses 4-piece steel with brass tip wiping rod. Accompanying gun is Cody Firearms Museum Winchester letter identifying as express rifle, rnd bbl, plain trigger, 1/2 mag, bbl engraved “MANUFACTURED IN THE U.S. OF AMERICAN FOR OAKES & CO. MADRAS”, receive in warehouse December 30, 1889, shipped January 11, 1890 with five other arms to Order 7270. CONDITION: Fine plus. Bbl retains 90-95% factory quality blue with normal minor nicks & scratches and thinning in a couple of areas. Receiver retains 80-85% orig blue, silvering on sharp edges and high spots, some small flaked spots blending with brown patina and normal minor nicks & scratches. Hammer shows strong orig case colors, lever shows orig case colors on side blending with silver and brown patina. Stock is sound with minor nicks & dings and retains a dark orig oil finish. Forend is sound with minor nicks & dings, and retains hand worn patina blending with orig oil finish. Nosecap has silvered and blended with brown patina. Mechanics are crisp with a bright shiny bore. 4-40278 BDT57 (8,500-15,500)

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2059

SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER 1876 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 13546. Cal. 45-60. 26″ 1/2 oct bbl, 1/2 mag, 1/2 nickel front sight, 1876 marked ladder rear sight. Top flat of bbl is marked “WINCHESTER’S-REPEATING ARMS.NEW HAVEN.CT.-KING’S-IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED MARCH 29, 1866. OCTOBER 16. 1860.”, adjacent receiver, “CAL. 45-60”. Standard receiver with screwed on rail and dust cover and equipped with sgl set trigger. Mounted with dark straight grain walnut, uncheckered straight grip, smooth steel shotgun buttplate, standard forend with nosecap. Accompanied with Cody Firearms Museum Winchester letter identifying as 26″ 1/2 oct, 45-60 rifle, set trigger, shotgun butt, case hardened, received in warehouse December 21, 1880, shipped for warehouse same day, with 11 other arms on Order No. 23233. Inspection of lower tang reveals Assembly No. CFS75, matching 75 no. can be found in top tang channel of stock, inside toe of buttplate is stamped “O”. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 75% orig blue that is blending with a brown patina, minor muzzle wear, normal minor nicks & scratches, silvering on sharp edges of oct. Receiver has 50-60% orig case colors, stronger on side plates and protected areas, with main portion a silver hardening blended with dark gray patina. Guide rail and loading port show orig nitre blue, dust cover shows thinning orig blue blending with silver and brown patina. Hammer and lever show good orig case colors blending with dark patina. Stock is sound with some minor nicks & dings and retains a thin coat of added finish. Forend is sound with normal nicks & dings and retains a thin coat of added finish. Nosecap shows fading orig case colors blending with silver patina. Mechanics are crisp including set trigger, very good bright & shiny bore. 4-40277 BDT58 (8,000-15,000)

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2060

WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 59318. Cal. 45-75 WCF. 28″ rnd bbl, full mag, half-nickel front sight, 1876 marked ladder rear sight. Top of bbl marked “WINCHESTER’S – REPEATING – ARMS. NEW HAVEN. CT. / KING’S – IMPROVEMENT – PATENTED MARCH 29. 1866. OCTOBER 16. 1860”. Adjacent receiver “CAL. 45-75”. Standard receiver with integral rail and dust cover. Mounted with straight grain walnut, uncheckered straight grip, steel crescent buttplate with trapdoor, standard forend with nosecap. Accompanied by Cody Firearm Museum fact sheet identifying as 45-75 rnd bbl rifle, plain trigger, received in warehouse 11/23/87, shipped from warehouse 7/28/88 on order number 10248. CONDITION: Very good plus. Bbl retains orig blue that is thinning and blending with brown patina with usual minor nicks and scratches. Mag tube is a brown patina that is thinning and shows orig blue in protected areas. Receiver is a blend of some orig blue mixing with silver and brown patina with some areas enhanced with some cold blue. Hammer and lever show traces of orig colors with mostly a silver patina. Stock is sound with typical nicks, dings and dents and retains an open grain oil with hand worn patina. Forend is sound with a few minor nicks, dings and scratches and retains an open grain oil with hand worn patina. Nosecap shows orig blue blending with silver patina. Mechanics are crisp with a nice bore, strong rifling and a few minor very shallow areas of fine pitting. 4-41150 BDT88 (3,000-5,000)

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2061

SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 FIRST MODEL OPEN TOP. SN 124. Cal. 45-75 WCF. 28″ rnd bbl, full mag, half-nickel front sight, “1876” marked ladder rear sight. Top of bbl marked “WINCHESTER’S – REPEATING – ARMS. NEW HAVEN. CT./KING’S – IMPROVEMENT – PATENTED – MARCH 29. 1866. OCTOBER 16. 1860.” First model 76 receiver made without dust cover, mounted with lightly figured straight grain walnut, uncheckered straight grip, thick toe, steel crescent buttplate with trapdoor, standard forend with nosecap. Inspection of lower tang reveals assembly number “168” that can also be found in top tang channel of stock and inside toe of buttplate. Accompanied by Cody Firearm Museum fact sheet identifying as rnd bbl rifle, plain trigger, received in warehouse 8/8/77, shipped from warehouse 8/14/77 on order number 9792. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl and mag tube are a silver and brown patina mixed with some orig blue showing in the most protected areas, a couple spots of dark patina and typical light nicks and scratches. The first model open top receiver is a gray, silver, brown patina with some orig blue in the most protected areas and typical minor nicks, dings and fine scratches. Hammer and lever are a silver patina blending with brown and gray. Stock is sound with numerous fine nicks, dings and scratches and retains an open grain oil finish blending with hand worn patina. Forend is sound with numerous shallow nicks, dings and scratches, grain crack at rear of left side, has a thin coat of added finish blending with hand worn patina. Mechanics are crisp, bore is lightly frosted with distinct rifling and some fine pitting. 4-41149 BDT86 (4,000-8,000)

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2062

SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 SADDLE RING CARBINE WITH BRITISH PROOF MARKS. SN 24117. Cal. 45-75. 22″ rnd bbl, 3/4 mag tub with musket style forend and nosecap, barley corn front sight, carbine ladder rear sight, mounted in reverse position, with graduation marks on backside and stamped “1876”. Top of bbl is marked “WINCHESTER’S-REPEATING-ARMS. NEW HAVEN. CT./KING’S-IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED-MARCH 29. 1866. OCTOBER. 16. 1860.” To the left side of rear sight and adjacent receiver are a series of British proof marks. Second Model receiver with screwed on rail and dust cover, with stud and ring on left side. Mounted with lightly figured straight grain walnut, uncheckered straight grip, steel carbine buttplate, 18″ forend with retaining band and steel nosepiece. Inspection of inside lower tang reveals assembly number “1082 C”. Matching “1082” can be found in top tang channel of stock and inside toe of buttplate. PROVENANCE: Dr. Edmund Lewis Collection CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains a smooth, dark brown finish with some fading and blending with gray patina near muzzle. A couple of minor, typical light nicks and scratches. Receiver is a mottled brown, blue and silver patina with a few minor nicks and scratches and some tiny fine surface oxidation on right plate. Hammer has traces of fading orig case colors blending with some brown and silver patina. Lever is mostly a dark brown patina. Stock is sound with some minor nicks, dings and small dents and retains orig open grain oil finish. Forend is sound with some minor nicks, dings and dents and retains orig open grain oil finish. Mechanics are crisp with a bright, shiny bore. 4-41317 BDT151 (5,000-7,000)

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2063

WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 53181. Cal. 40-60 WCF. 28″ oct bbl, full mag, half-nickel front sight with set screw, V-notch sporting rear sight. Top flat of bbl marked “WINCHESTER’S – REPEATING – ARMS. NEW HAVEN. CT. / KING’S – IMPROVEMENT – PATENTED – MARCH 29. 1866. OCTOBER 16. 1860.” Adjacent receiver “CAL. 40-60”. Standard receiver with integral rail and dust cover. Mounted with straight grain walnut, uncheckered straight grip, steel crescent buttplate with trapdoor, standard forend with nosecap. Accompanied by Cody Firearm Museum fact sheet identifying as 40-60 oct bbl rifle, plain trigger, received in warehouse 3/31/86, shipped from warehouse 4/5/86 on order number 5506. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl and mag tube retain a thinning blue brown finish blended with some silver patina and normal minor nicks and scratches. Receiver has orig blue that is toning with brown patina, thinning and showing bright on sharp edges. Strong visible orig polish line with normal minor nicks and scratches. Stock is sound with typical nicks, dings and handling marks and retains a hand worn patina blended with some orig finish. Forend is sound with typical nicks, dings and dents and retains an open grain hand worn patina. Nosecap is a gray and silver patina blend. Mechanics are crisp, dark bore with considerable shallow pitting. 4-41151 BDT87 (3,000-5,000)

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2064

WINCHESTER 1876 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 27793. Cal. 45-60. 23-7/8″ oct bbl, full mag, slightly modified German silver Rocky Mountain front sight, replacement V-notch sporting rear sight. Top flat of bbl is marked “WINCHESTER’S – REPEATING. NEW HAVEN. CT./ KING’S – IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED-MARCH 26. 1866. OCTOBER 16. 1860.” Adjacent receiver “CAL 45-60”. Standard receiver mounted with straight grain walnut, uncheckered straight grip, crescent steel buttplate with trapdoor, standard forend with nosecap. PROVENANCE: Dr. Edmund Lewis Collection CONDITION: Good. Bbl and mag tube are mostly a dark brown patina with some bluing showing in the most protected places. Somewhat bright on sharp edges. Normal minor nicks and dings and some areas of fine surface oxidation. Receiver is a blending of silver and brown patina. Stock is sound with typical frontier use, nicks, dings and scratches. Slightly shrunk and shy at toe and retains a dark, open grain oil finish. Forend is sound showing frontier use of shallow gouges, nicks and chips and retains a dark open grained oil finish. Mechanics are good, bore is dark with considerable pitting. 4-41354 BDT144 (1,250-1,750)

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2065

OUTSTANDING WINCHESTER 1886 DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 110690. Cal. 45-70. 26″ oct bbl, full mag, 1/2 nickel front sight with set screw, ladder rear sight. Top flat of bbl is marked “MANUFACTURED BY THE/WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A.”, adjacent receiver “45-70”. Standard receiver, top tang equipped with 4″ sliding graduated peep sight. Mounted with nicely figured walnut, checkered pistol grip, Winchester hard rubber grip cap, steel crescent buttplate, “H” style checkered forend with nosecap. Gun is accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum Winchester letter identifying gun as 45-70 rifle, oct bbl, plain trigger, checkered stocks, pistol grip, received in warehouse October 13, 1896, shipped from warehouse on October 17, 1896. Inspection of lower tang reveals Assembly No. 110XX. Matching 110 can be found in top tang channel of stock and inside toe of buttplate. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl and mag tube retain 98-99% orig blue with some faint sharp edge wear, and a few tiny nicks & scratches. Receiver retains brilliant strong orig case colors, starting to silver on extreme front edges and thinning across bottom. Sides retain much of their orig lacquer coating. Hammer retains most of its dark orig case colors, lever shows strong orig colors with a couple areas of fine surface pitting on right side. Stock is sound with good checkering, normal small nicks & dings, and retains its fine orig piano varnish finish. Buttplate shows orig fading case colors. Forearm is sound with good checkering, normal minor nicks & dings and retains orig piano varnish finish with some minor hand worn patina on bottom. Nosecap shows fading orig case colors blending with brown patina. Mechanics are crisp with a bright shiny bore as gun has seen very little use. 4-40288 BDT48 (45,000-75,000)

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2066

SPECTACULAR DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 106102. Cal. 40-65. Blue & color case hardened with 26″ tapered oct bbl, Lyman ivory bead front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. It has full magazine tube with close-coupled dbl set triggers. The receiver, forend cap, buttplate, lever & hammer are all color case hardened. Rifle is mounted with beautiful center feather crotch American walnut with “H” style checkered forearm and capped pistol grip stock with crescent steel buttplate. Left side of lower tang is stamped with the assembly number “670” and two dots. This assembly number was also observed in the top tang channel of the butt stock and inside the toe of the buttplate. Receiver has spectacular & very distinctive “lacquer lines” on both sides. These distinctive lines were created when the factory applied a second coat of lacquer over the sides of receiver but not onto the belly of the receiver. As the thinner single coating of lacquer on the belly wore away, it allowed more rapid fading of the case colors leaving this very distinctive line on each side. Although color case hardened deluxe 1886 rifles are not uncommon, they are rarely found with the very definitive “lacquer lines” and brilliant colors. PROVENANCE: Dr. Edmund Lewis Collection CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching. Bbl & magazine tube retain virtually all of their orig factory blue with a few tiny scattered spots of finish loss, mostly on magazine tube and slight muzzle edge wear. Receiver retains brilliant case colors on sides, stronger on right side, somewhat more thinned on top & bottom edges and has a few scattered pin pricks of rust on left side. Hammer retains virtually all of its brilliant orig case colors. Lever retains brilliant case colors on sides with outer edge somewhat faded and turning slightly silver on the loop. Top tang appears to have some light chemical oxidation and loss of case colors. Forend cap retains most of its orig case colors with some orig lacquer, mostly fading. Buttplate retains most of its orig case colors, mostly faded with streaks of brilliant colors in the crescent and faded on tang with light surface rust. Stock has an old screwdriver scratch by the top tang, otherwise is completely sound with some minor, light nicks & scratches and overall retains about all of its brilliant piano varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, may have been fired but if so very little, bolt face retains about all of its orig finish. An exceptional & truly fine deluxe ’86. 4-41322 JR89 (22,500-35,000)

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2067

OUTSTANDING WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 66437. Cal. 45-90. 26″ Oct. bbl, full mag., Lyman ivory bead hunting front sight, Lyman single blade folding rear sight. Top flat of bbl is marked “MANUFACTURED BY THE/ WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A.” Adjacent receiver “45-90 W.C.F.”. Standard receiver top tang equipped with folding peep sight. Mounted with highly figured “XXX” walnut, checkered pistol grip, ebony insert and grip cap, Winchester hard rubber buttplate, H-style checkered forend with nosecap. Inspection of inside of lower tang reveals assembly number “58 RB XXX”. “58” is also found in top tang channel of stock. Accompanied with Cody Firearm Museum Winchester letter identifying as 45-70 round bbl rifle, plain trigger, checkered stock with pistol grip, rubber shotgun butt. Received in warehouse 3-30-1892, shipped on 8-20-1892, order number 4069. Consigned Chicago, returned by Hackett 5-14-1896 and shipped same day as 45-90, oct. bbl rifle, plain trigger, checkered stock with pistol grip, rubber shotgun butt on order number 10775. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl and mag tube retain 95-98% original blue. Some faint muzzle wear, thin silvering on sharp edges, a couple of usual minor nicks and light scratches. Receiver retains 95% strong, original case coloring, slightly thinning across top and bottom of carry area, a few light nicks and scratches. Hammer retains strong original case colors. Lever retains strong original case colors on sides, fading and blending with silver patina on bottom. Stock is sound with very good checkering, usual minor nicks, dings and scratches and retains most of its original finish. Forend is sound with very good checkering, some minor nicks and dings and light scratches and retains original finish. Nosecap retains thinning original case coloring blending with some brown patina. Mechanics are crisp with a nice shiny bore as gun appears to have seen only a little use. 4-41176 BDT111 (22,500-32,500)

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2068

WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 57991. Cal. 45-90 WCF. 26″ oct bbl, full mag, 1/2 nickel front sight, serrated side “V” notch sporting rear sight with set screw. Top flat of bbl is marked “MANUFACTURED BY THE/WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A.”, adjacent receiver, “45-90 W.C.F.”. Standard receiver with Lyman tang sight and sgl set trigger. Mounted with nicely figured flame grain walnut, checkered pistol grip, grip cap has ebony insert, smooth steel shotgun butt, sling eye, 3-1/2″ from toe, “H” style checkered forend, nosecap with sling eye. The eyes come with hook swivels and leather sling. Inspection of lower tang reveals Assembly No. 265XXS, matching 265 is found in top tang channel of stock and “S” on inside toe of buttplate. Gun is accompanied with two Cody Museum Firearms Winchester letters that are identical identifying gun as 45-90 rifle, oct bbl, set trigger, checkered stock with pistol grip, Lyman sight, sling & swivel, shotgun butt, received in warehouse July 1, 1891, shipped July 2, 1891 on Order 6499. Consignor states that this gun is featured in the Winchester Collector Calendar, August 2004. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl and mag tube retain 97-98% orig blue, with some faint thinning on sharp edges, and some minor nicks & scratches. Receiver retains most of its strong orig case colors on sides, thinning and blending with silver patina across bottom with usual small nicks & scratches. Hammer shows fading orig case colors, lever with orig colors in protected areas blending with silver and brown patina. Stock is sound with nice checkering, a few minor handling marks, some minor darkening in comb and retains its orig piano varnish finish. Forend is sound with nice checkering, minor nicks & scratches, and retains orig piano varnish finish with some minor hand worn patina on bottom. Nosecap retains strong orig visible case colors. Mechanics are crisp, including set trigger, shiny bore with strong rifling with a small area of fine shallow pitting. 4-40285 BDT49 (25,000-40,000)

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2069

RARE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER 1886 DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 38806. Cal. 38-56. 26″ 1/2 oct bbl, 1/2 mag, Lyman ivory hunting bead front sight, serrated side “v” notch sporting rear with set screw. Top flat of bbl marked “MANUFACTURED BY THE/WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A.” adjacent receiver “38-56 W.C.F.”. Standard receiver with 4″ sliding graduated peep sight, and sgl set trigger. Mounted with highly figured walnut, checkered pistol grip, grip cap with ebony insert, special order crescent steel buttplate with trap door, inlet base and swivel 4″ from toe, “H” style checkered forend, nosecap with sling swivel. Swivels retain an adjustable leather sling. Trap door of buttplate houses 4-piece steel and brass tip wiping rod. Accompanied with two Cody Museum Firearms Winchester letters, both identical, identifying gun as 38-56 rifle, 1/2 oct, set trigger, checkered stock, pistol grip, 1/2 mag, sling & swivel, rod in butt, received in warehouse March 8, 1890, shipped same day on Order No. 9786. Inspection of inside lower tang reveals Assembly No. 283XXX. Matching number can be found in top tang channel of stock and inside toe of buttplate. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl retains 98% factory quality restored blue with some minor nicks & scratches and thinning on sharp edge of oct. Receiver retains most of its factory quality restored case colors, strong on sides and top, thinning across bottom. Hammer shows strong case colors, lever shows strong colors. Stock is sound with slightly flat checkering, nicks, dings & light scratches and retains an oil finish blending with hand worn patina. Forend is sound with slightly flat checkering, normal nicks & dings and retains an oil finish blending with hand worn patina. Mechanics are crisp including set trigger and a nice shiny bore. 4-40274 BDT50 (10,000-15,000)

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2070

UNIQUE PROBABLY ONE OF A KIND, FACTORY ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 DELUXE MAPLE STOCKED WITH CHEEK PIECE. SN 50121. Cal. 45-90. 26″ 1/2 oct bbl, full mag, slightly modified nickel Rocky Mountain front sight, Winchester 2-leaf express rear sight. Top flat of bbl is marked “MANUFACTURED BY THE/WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A.”, adjacent receiver “45-90 W.C.F.” $5.00 factory engraved receiver with large foliate scrolls surrounding center of entwined checker board pattern. Multiple styles of border engraving. Lower tang is signed “J. Ulrich”. Top tang is equipped with a 3″ mid-range vernier sight. Mounted with tiger stripe maple stock, checkered pistol grip, ebony inlay in grip cap, steel crescent buttplate, left side cheek piece, “H” style checkered tiger stripe maple forend with nosecap. Inspection of inside lower tang reveals assembly number “333XXCM”. Top tang channel is stamped “333” and inside toe of buttplate is stamped “O/M”. Accompanying gun Cody Firearms Museum Winchester letter identifying gun as 45-90, 1/2 oct bbl rifle, plain trigger, checkered stock with pistol grip, Winchester express sight, cheek piece, made from Maple party selected(?), engraved $5 on receiver only, received in warehouse December 3, 1890, shipped from warehouse December 4, 1890 on Order No. 21464. There is also a copy of factory ledger and a second copy of a Cody Firearms yellow sheet. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl and mag tube retain 95% factory quality, restored blue with some minor shallow surface oxidation near muzzle and front sight, a few other small spots of fine surface oxidation, slight wear on sharp edges of oct and usual minor nicks & scratches. Receiver retains good coverage of slightly fading case colors showing bright on sharp edges and stronger coloring in protected areas with evidence of restored varnish. Hammer retains strong case colors. Lever shows colors mostly in protected areas and blending with a gray patina. Stock is sound with nicely re-pointed checkering, probably done at the factory when refinished,minor chip at rear of top tang, and left side of lower tang, some normal nicks, dings & light scratches, and retains varnish finish blending with hand worn patina. Buttplate shows fading case colors. Forend is sound with nicely re-pointed checkering, shallow scratch on forward left side, normal minor nicks & dings, and retains a hand worn patina blended with varnish finsih. Nosecap retains good case colors. Mechanics are crisp, bore with distinct rifling, lightly frosted with some minor shallow pitting. 4-40301 BDT54 (25,000-65,000)

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2071

*FACTORY ENGRAVED STYLE 10 WINCHESTER 1886 DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 128283. Cal. .33WCF. 24″ tapered rnd bbl, half mag, Lyman white bead front sight, serrated side V-notch sporting rear with set screw. Top of bbl is marked “MANUFACTURED BY THE/ WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A.” Adjacent receiver “33W.C.F.” Left side below rear sight “NICKEL STEEL BARREL/ ESPECIALLY FOR SMOKELESS POWDER”. Receiver is factory engraved in a Style 10 pattern, left side with double circle with walking buck deer in center, either side with open foliate arabesque scroll. Right side has foliate arabesque scrolls around loading gate with sunflower design around screw of loading gate. Accompanying is a Cody Firearms Museum Winchester letter identifying ad 33 Cal. rnd bbl rifle, plain trigger, plain wood, checkered stock with pistol grip. half mag, shotgun butt, engraving $2.00, received in in warehouse March 8, 1905. shipped Marched 9, 1905, order number 2222. Mounted with highly figured flame-grain walnut, F-style checkered pistol grip, Winchester hard rubber grip cap, crescent steel buttplate, F-style checkered forend with nosecap. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl retains 90% orig blue, some slight muzzle wear, some rub spots blending with silver patina, normal minor nicks and scratches, thinning in chamber area from carry wear and blending a blue-gray patina. Receiver retains 60-65% orig blue, carry wear on bottom and top blending with silver patina thinning across top and blending a blue-gray patina with normal minor nicks and scratches. Hammer shows dark orig case colors. Lever has faded to a gray patina with case colors remaining in most protected areas. Stock is sound with slightly worn checkering. some minor nicks, dings and scratches retaining a fine, professionally restored finish. Forend is sound with slightly worn checkering, some minor nicks and scratches and retains a fine professionally restored finish. Nosecap shows flaking orig blue blending with silver and brown patina. Mechanics are crisp with a very nice bore. 4-41689 BDT188 (20,000-30,000)

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2072

ULTRA RARE, ONE OF A KIND SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 105496. Cal 45-90. 26″ oct bbl, full mag takedown, 1/2 nickel front sight with set screw, serrated side, sporting rear sight with set screw. Top flat of bbl is marked “MANUFACTURED BY THE/WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S..A”, adjacent take down ring “45-90 W.C.F.”. Special order takedown receiver, with seldom seen left side mounted stud and saddle ring. Mounted with fancy feather grain walnut, checkered pistol grip, grip cap with ebony insert, steel crescent buttplate, sling eye 4″ from toe, “H” style checkered forend and nosecap with sling eye. Accompanying gun is Cody Firearms Museum Winchester letter identifying this unique gun as 45-90 rifle, oct bbl, plain trigger, checkered stock with pistol grip, comment: “special drop and length of stock”, carbine sling ring and swivel eyes, takedown, received in warehouse July 31, 1895, shipped same day on Order No. 15669. Inspection of lower tang reveals Assembly No. 1186XXX, matching 1186 number are found in top tang channel of stock and inside toe of buttplate, forend and bbl also carry matching 1186 Assembly No’s. Special order features of extra drop and extra length of stock and saddle ring make this a unique probably “one of a kind” Deluxe 86. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl and mag tube retain 98% orig blue, with some faint sharp edge wear some minor nicks & fine scratches and faint spiral rub on mag tube from takedown. Takedown ring retains most of its orig blue, with just a few fine light scratches, receiver retains 95-98% orig blue with minor silvering at sharp edges, some flaking at upper rear corners of both sides blending with silver and brown patina, some minor flaking blending with brown patina on back half of loading gate. Loading gate retains strong orig nitre blue blending with some silver patina and a couple minor scratches. Hammer retains strong orig case colors, lever has strong orig case colors on side somewhat thinning across bottom. Stock is sound with very good checkering, a few minor nicks & scratches and retains its fine orig piano varnish finish. Forend is sound with very good checkering, some minor nicks & dings and retains its fine orig piano varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp with a bright shiny bore on this unique deluxe model 86. 4-40307 BDT51 (47,500-67,500)

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2073

DESIRABLE WINCHESTER 1886 TAKEDOWN DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 89879. Cal. 45-90WCF. 26″ oct bbl, full mag takedown, Lyman ivory bead front sight, serrated side V-notch sporting rear sight with set screw modified to flattop. Top flat of bbl is marked “MANUFACTURED BY THE/ WINCHESTER REPEATING ARM CO. NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A.” Adjacent takedown ring “45-90 W.C.F.” Standard receiver top tang equipped with folding peep sight. Mounted of highly figured walnut, checkered pistol grip, grip cap with ebony insert, checkered steel shotgun butt, inlet base with sling-eye, H-style checkered forend, nosecap fit with sling-eye. Accompanied with Winchester Gun Museum letter identifying as 45-90, oct bbl rifle, plain trigger, checkered pistol grip stock, shotgun butt, sling and swivel, takedown, Lyman front and rear sights, shipped August 1, 1894. Inspection of lower left tang reveals assembly number “368 368xxs”. Matching “368” number can be found in top tang channel of stock. Also, left side of upper tang has number “394”. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl and mag tube retain 90-95% orig blue, thinning on sharp edges. Normal minor nicks and scratches. Typical rub on tube from takedown and a few clean spots of fine surface oxidation. Receiver retains 90-95% orig blue, thinning on sharp edges, light wear across bottom blending with silver patina. Some minor spotting along upper, right edge. Normal small nicks and scratches showing good, orig polish lines. Hammer shows strong orig case colors, small spot of silver on right side. Lever shows traces of orig colors, mostly blending a gray patina. Stock is sound with good checkering, a few minor nicks and scratches and retains most of its orig piano varnish finish. Forend is sound, good checkering with a few slightly flattened points. Normal nicks and dings and retains orig piano varnish finish blended with hand worn patina. Nosecap shows strong orig blue. Mechanics are crisp with a nice, shiny bore. 4-41319 BDT139 (12,500-17,500)

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2074

RESTORED WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 DELUXE TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 99161. Cal. 45-70. 26″ oct bbl,full mag. takedown, combination front sight, V-notch sporting rear sight with set screw. Top flat of bbl is marked “MANUFACTURED BY THE/WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A.” Adjacent receiver “45-70”. Standard receiver with close coupled, double set triggers, top tang equipped with locking, folding peep sight. Mounted with nicely figured, fiddle back walnut, checkered, straight grip, steel crescent buttplate, H-style checkered forend with nosecap. Accompanied with Cody Firearms Museum Winchester letter identifying as 45-70 oct. bbl rifle, plain trigger takedown, received in warehouse April 29, 1895; shipped from warehouse March 31, 1895. Note: received and shipped dates are noted as written in ledger book. Returned and repaired on May 21, 1898; August 1, 1903; August 8, 1903 and March 24, 1908. Also accompanying gun is a George Madis letter where he discusses the virtues of this firearm and explains the large number of returns as likely being a sample gun in which salesmen used to show various dealers. Inspection of lower tang reveals no assembly numbers. CONDITION: Extremely fine, as professionally restored. Bbl and mag tube retain 97-98% of a fine factory quality restored blue, very slightly thinning on sharp edges, typical takedown rub mark on mag tube, normal minor light nicks and scratches. Receiver and takedown ring retain virtually all of a fine, factory quality, restored case colored finish. Stock is sound with very nice, sharp checkering. A couple of dents in toe-line, beyond checkering, a few light handling marks and retains a factory-style varnish finish. Forend is sound, with sharp checkering, typical small nicks and bruises and retains a factory-style varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, including set trigger. Bore is slightly dull, good rifling with some areas of very fine pitting in grooves. 4-40270 BDT132 (6,500-9,500)

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2075

STUNNING AND DESIRABLE WINCHESTER 1886 TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 113418. Cal. 45-70. 26″ oct bbl, full mag takedown, Lyman ivory bead front sight, ladder rear sight. Top flat of bbl marked “MANUFACTURED BY THE/WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A.”, adjacent takedown ring “45-70”. Standard takedown receiver, top tang equipped with flip-up peep sight. Mounted with nicely figured straight grain walnut, uncheckered straight grip, steel crescent buttplate, standard forend with nosecap. Accompanied with Cody Firearms Museum Winchester letter identifying gun as 45-70 oct bbl rifle, plain trigger, takedown, received in warehouse December 10, 1897, shipped from warehouse January 19, 1898 with one other arm to Order No. 2339. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl and mag tube retain 98% orig blue with some faint sharp edge wear, a couple minor nicks & light scratches and spiral rub mark on tube from takedown. Takedown ring retains nearly all of its orig blue. Receiver retains 98% orig blue with some minor silvering on both upper rear corners, faint wear on sharp edges and a couple minor light scratches. Hammer and lever retain nearly all of their orig case colors, starting to thin across bottom of lever. Stock is sound with only a few minor handling marks and retains nearly all of its orig finish. Buttplate shows fading orig case colors and blending with a grayish patina. Forend is sound with some light handling marks and minor nicks & dings, retaining orig finish with some minor flaking on bottom. Nosecap retains most of its orig blue with a couple light scratches. Mechanics are crisp with a bright shiny bore as gun has seen very little use. 4-40293 BDT52 (15,000-25,000)

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2076

EXTREMELY RARE SPECIAL ORDER SEMI-DELUXE WINCHESTER 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 114012. Cal. .40-70WCF. 26″ oct bbl, button mag, Lyman hunting front sight missing ivory bead, blank in rear seat. Top flat of bbl is marked “MANUFACTURED BY THE/ WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A.” Adjacent receiver “40-70 W.C.F.” Standard receiver top tang equipped with folding peep sight mounted with lightly figured walnut, uncheckered pistol grip, Winchester hard rubber grip cap, crescent steel buttplate, standard forend with nosecap. Inspection of inside lower tang reveals assembly number “260C”. “260” can also be found in top tang channel of stock as well as inside toe of buttplate with a “C” stamped over top. Accompanying gun is Cody Firearms Museum fact sheet identifying as a 40-70 oct bbl rifle, plain trigger, plain pistol grip, half mag, received in warehouse 10/9/1897 and shipped from warehouse 10/11/1897 on order number 18685. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 97-98% orig blue, slightly thinning on sharp edges, some minor toning towards brown patina and a couple minor, light nicks and scratches. Receiver retains 90-95% strong, orig case colors, bright on sides, thinning and blending with silver and brown patina across bottom. Sides have some minor freckling and blending with brown patina. Hammer shows dark orig case colors. Lever shows dark orig case colors on sides blending with silver patina across bottom. Stock is sound with some minor small nicks and scratches and retains a thin coat of added factory type varnish. Buttplate shows traces of fading orig case colors., Forend is sound with a few minor nicks and scratches and retains a thin coat of added factory type varnish. Nosecap retains fading orig case colors. Mechanics are crisp with a bright shiny bore. 4-41688 BDT177 (10,000-15,000)

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2077

WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 38274. Cal. 40-65 WCF. 26″ oct bbl, full mag, half-nickel front sight, serrated side, v-notch sporting rear with set screw. Top of bbl marked “MANUFACTURED BY THE/WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN.CONN.U.S.A.” Adjacent receiver “40-65 W.C.F.” Standard receiver with sgl set trigger. Mounted with nicely figured flame grain walnut, checkered pistol grip, ebony insert in grip cap, steel crescent buttplate, H-style checkered forend with nosecap. Inspection of lower tang reveals assembly number 239XX. S239 can be found top channel of stock and 239 is found on inside toe of buttplate. Accompanied by Cody Firearm Museum fact sheet identifying as 45-90 oct bbl rifle, set trigger, checkered pistol grip, received in warehouse 12/21/89, shipped from warehouse 12/24/89 on order number 7052. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl and mag tube retain some orig blue thinning and blending with silver and brown patina. A couple small areas of fine surface oxidation. Receiver is mostly a silver hardening with traces of fading color in the most protected areas and blending with darker fine surface oxidation. Hammer and lever show some orig case coloring, blending with silver and brown patina. Stock is sound with nicely re-cut checkering, repaired crack on both sides of upper tang, some chips missing at all four corners and retains a restored finish blended with some hand worn patina in grip areas. Grip cap has a repaired crack. Forend is sound with nicely re-cut checkering, some minor nicks and dings and retains a restored finish blended with hand worn patina. Nosecap has silvered and blended with some brown patina. Mechanics are crisp, including set trigger, nice bore that is lightly frosted and a couple very shallow areas of fine pitting. 4-41162 BDT84 (5,000-9,000)

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2078

WINCHESTER 1886 DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 24847. Cal. 38-56. 26″ oct bbl, full mag, 1/2 nickel front sight, serrated side “V” notch sporting rear with set screw. Top flat of bbl is marked “MANUFACTURED BY THE/WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A.”, adjacent receiver “38-56 W.C.F.” Standard receiver, mounted with “XX” quality walnut, checkered pistol grip, ebony insert in grip cap, steel crescent buttplate, “H” style checkered forend with nosecap. Accompanied with Cody Firearms Museum Winchester letter, identifying as 38-56 cal. oct bbl rifle, plain trigger, checkered stock with pistol grip, received in warehouse October 29, 1888, shipped from warehouse October 30, 1888 on Order No. 14416. Inspection of lower tang reveals Assembly No.465XX, and matching number in top tang channel of stock and inside toe of buttplate. CONDITION: Good to very good. Bbl and mag tube retain a dark patina blending with silver on sharp edges, normal minor nicks & dings. Receiver is a gray patina mixed with some spots of brown. Stock is sound with a chip repair on upper left side of tang, moderately worn checkering, normal nicks, dings & scratches, and retains some orig varnish, blended with hand worn patina. Forend is sound with worn checkering, moderate nicks & dings, and retains a hand worn patina. Mechanics are crisp, frosted bore with some fine shallow pitting. 4-41810 BDT69 (4,500-6,000)

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2079

WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 102022. Cal. 45-90 WCF. 26″ oct bbl, full mag takedown, half-nickel front sight with set screw, serrated side, V-notch sporting rear with set screw. Top of bbl marked “MANUFACTURED BY THE/WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN.CONN.U.S.A.” Adjacent takedown ring “45-90 W.C.F.” Standard receiver mounted with highly figured flame grain walnut, uncheckered straight grip, steel crescent buttplate, standard forend with nosecap. Inspection of lower tang shows marking “XX”. No other numbers or marking observed. Accompanied by Cody Firearm Museum fact sheet identifying as 45-90 oct bbl, plain trigger, takedown, received in warehouse 7/1/95, shipped from warehouse 7/31/95 on order number 16733. CONDITION: Fine plus. Bbl and mag tube retain 90% thinning orig blue, showing bright on sharp edges, some normal minor nicks and light scratches, usual rub mark on mag tube from takedown, takedown ring retains orig blue with fine scratches and blending with brown patina. Receiver retains 90% orig blue, silver on sharp edges, thinning across bottom and top and toning with brown patina and normal minor nicks and scratches. Hammer shows strong orig case colors, lever shows dark orig color on side and blending with dark patina across bottom. Stock is sound with a few minor nicks and scratches and retains a thin coat of added finish. Forend is sound with some minor nicks and dings and retains a thin coat of added finish. Mechanics are crisp with a very nice bright bore. 4-41168 BDT85 (7,500-12,500)

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2080

WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 33177. Cal. 40-65. 26″ oct bbl, full mag, half nickel front sight, serrated side V-notch sporting rear with set screw. Top flat of bbl is marked “MANUFACTURED BY THE/ WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A.” Adjacent receiver “40-65 W.C.F.” Standard receiver, top tang equipped with modern, folding peep sight. Mounted with lightly figured, straight grain walnut, uncheckered straight grip, steel crescent buttplate, standard forend with nosecap. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl and mag tube retaining thinning orig blue, showing bright on sharp edges and blending with some spots of brown patina. Receiver shows silvering and thinning orig case colors, visible on both sides, with a couple minor nicks and scratches. Top tang, under sight, has an additional tapped hole. Stock is sound with some normal nicks, dings and small shallow dents and retains orig finish blending with hand worn patina at comb and through grip area. Forend is sound with some minor nicks and small dings and retains a hand worn patina blended with some orig finish. Nosecap has faded to a silver patina. Mechanics are crisp with a very nice bore. 4-40313 BDT146 (3,250-4,250)

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2081

RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 92914. Cal. 38-70WCF. 26″ round bbl, full mag, half-nickel front sight, serrated side V-notch sporting rear sight with set screw. Top of bbl is marked “MANUFACTURED BY THE/WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A.” Adjacent receiver “38-70 W.C.F”. Standard receiver top tang equipped with folding peep sight. Mounted with lightly streaked,, straight grain walnut, uncheckered straight grip, crescent steel buttplate, standard forend with nosecap. Accompanied with a Winchester Gun Museum letter identifying as round bbl, 38-70, plain trigger and shipped May 1, 1895. CONDITION: Very good, plus. Bbl and mag tube retain 80% thinning, orig blue toning towards brown. Bbl and mag tube on right side, towards muzzle have about a 5″ area of fine surface oxidation that has been cleaned blending with silver patina with dark, brown spots. Normal, minor nicks and scratches. Receiver retains 90% orig case colors, strong and bright on right side. Left side is peppered all overwith small spots of cleaned surface oxidation leaving a silver patina. Hammer has strong orig case colors. Lever has dark, orig case colors on sides, thinning and blending with silver patina across bottom. Stock is sound with normal, minor nicks and dents. Left side has suffered some kind of damage that has lifted the orig finish, leaving a milky look. Right side of stock shows good, orig varnish finish. Forend is sound with normal, minor nicks and dings, retains orig varnish finish blended with hand worn patina. Mechanics are crisp with bright, shiny bore. 4-41320 BDT137 (4,000-7,000)

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2082

VERY RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 IN 50-100-450. SN 110686. Cal. 50-100-450. 22″ oct bbl, half magazine, Lyman ivory bead hunting front sight, 2-leaf flip-up rear sight. Top flat of bbl is marked “MANUFACTURED BY THE / WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A.” Adjacent receiver “50-100-450”. Standard receiver top tang equipped with Lyman peep sight. Mounted with straight grain walnut, uncheckered straight grip, steel shotgun buttplate, standard forend with nose cap. Accompanied with Cody Firearms Museum Winchester letter identifying as 50-100 cal., 22″ oct bbl, plain trigger, Lyman hunting front and rear and leaf sights, half magazine, shotgun butt. Received in warehouse November 2, 1896. Shipped November 6, 1896 on order 22144. Additionally, 241 Model 1886 Winchesters were produced in 50/100/450 caliber as found in a previously compiled survey of the Model 1886 Winchesters. Inspection of inside tangs reveals assembly number 29 on left side of lower tang. Matching 29 can be found on back of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. CONDITION: Good to Very Good. Bbl retains a brown and silver patina mix. Front half has some shallow surface pitting. Receiver is mostly a silver patina blended with some brown with some areas of shallow surface pitting. Stock is sound with expected nicks, dings & scratches. Has had comb slightly modified for tang sight and retains an open-grain oil finish with hand-worn patina through grip. Forend is sound with expected nicks, dings & scratches and retains an open-grain oil finish blended with hand-worn patina. Mechanics are crisp with slightly dark bore with distinctive rifling and some scattered shallow pitting. 4-40838 BDT223 (7,500-12,500)

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2083

WINCHESTER 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 34475. Cal. 40-65WCF. 26″ oct bbl, full mag, Lyman hunting ivory bead sight. Serrated side V-notch sporting rear sight with set screw. Top flat of bbl is marked “MANUFACTURED BY THE / WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN. CONN. u.S.A.”. Adjacent receiver marked “40-65 W.C.F” Standard receiver mounted with straight grain walnut, uncheckered straight grip, crescent steel buttplate, standard forend with nosecap. Accompanied with Winchester Gun Museum letter identifying as 40-65, oct bbl, plain trigger, shipped Oct. 15, 1889. No other information listed. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl retains 90% orig blue, bright on sharp edges, a couple of spots of cleaned surface oxidation blending with silver patina and usual small nicks and scratches. Mag tube and retaining ring, the length of right side has cleaned oxidation areas that are blending with silver patina. Receiver retains 90% orig case colors, strong and bright on left side, fading on right side, bottom and front edges thinning and blending with brown and silver patina. Right side has some brown spotting of fine surface oxidation. Hammer shows strong, dark orig case colors. Lever shows orig case colors, mostly in protected areas blending with gray patina. Stock is sound with some minor nicks and scratches retaining orig finish with some hand worn patina in grip area. Forend is sound with some minor nicks and dings and is a blend of hand worn patina and orig finish. Nosecap shows orig colors, fading and blending with silver and brown patina. Mechanics are crisp with a bright, shiny bore. 4-41321 BDT136 (4,500-8,500)

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2084

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 132395. Cal. 33WCF. 24″ rnd bbl, full mag takedown, pedestal, with fine ivory bead, front sight, V-notch, flat top sporting rear sight. Top of bbl is marked “MANUFACTURED BY THE/WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A.” Left side, below rear sight “NICKEL STEEL BARREL/ESPECIALLY FOR SMOKELESS POWDER”. Top of bbl, adjacent takedown ring “33 W.C.F.” Standard receiver, left side equipped with Lyman lever sight with two precious metal dots, and stamped “N” on back side. Mounted with straight grain walnut, uncheckered straight grip, Winchester hard rubber buttplate, standard forend with nosecap. Accompanied by Winchester Gun Museum letter identifying as 33 cal. rifle, round bbl, plain trigger, full mag takedown, rubber shotgun butt. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and mag tube retain 95% orig blue. Normal, minor nicks and scratches. Slightly thinning and blending with gray patina in chamber area. Receiver retains 85-90% orig blue with wear on belly blending with silver patina, slightly bright on sharp edges. Right side and upper and lower tangs show signs of clean surface oxidation, leaving a spotted silver patina. Hammer shows strong orig case colors, with some minor silvering on left side. Lever shows darkening orig colors blending with gray patina across bottom. Stock is sound with normal minor nicks and dings and retains orig finish that was lightly cleaned and blending with hand worn patina in grip area. Forend is sound with typical nicks and dings and retains orig finish blending with some hand worn patina. Mechanics are crisp with a nice, shiny bore. 4-41318 BDT133 (2,000-4,000)

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2085

WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 101027. Cal. 40-82 WCF. 26″ oct bbl, full mag, half nickel front sight with set screw, serrated side V-notch sporting rear sight with set screw. Top flat of bbl marked “MANUFACTURED BY THE/WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN.CONN.U.S.A.” Adjacent receiver “40-82 W.C.F.” Standard receiver, top tang equipped with folding peep sight, mounted with straight grain walnut, custom checkered straight grip, steel crescent buttplate, standard forearm with custom H-style checkering and nosecap. Accompanied by Cody Firearm Museum fact sheet identifying as 40-82 oct bbl rifle, plain trigger, received in warehouse 7/11/95, shipped from warehouse 7/13/95 on order number 15411. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 80-85% orig blue with some fine surface oxidation, silvery on sharp edges and some faint scratching. Mag tube has orig blue blending with silver and brown patina. Receiver shows 50% fading orig case colors with a few minor scratches and some areas of faint fine surface oxidation. Hammer and lever show some orig color blending with dark patina. Stock is sound with sharp custom checkering, normal minor nicks, dings and scratches, short grain crack at tang of buttplate and retains a varnish finish blended with hand worn patina. There is some minor dark staining at buttplate. Forend is sound with good custom checkering, normal nicks, dings and scratches and retains a varnish blending with hand worn patina finish. Nosecap is silvered and blending with spotty patina. Mechanics are crisp, nice bore with good rifling and just a couple minor shallow pits. 4-41152 BDT83 (4,000-8,000)

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2086

*UNCOMMON WINCHESTER 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 139842. Cal. 33 WCF. 24″ rnd bbl, full mag, short ramp with Marble #2 ivory bead front sight, serrated side sporting rear with set screw. Top of bbl is marked “Manufactured by the Winchester Repeating Arms Co./New Haven.Conn.U.S.A.Pat.Oct.14.1884.Jan.20.1885”. Left side below rear sight “Nickel Steel Barrel/Especially for Smokeless Powder.” Adjacent receiver “33 W.C.F.” with proof mark off set to left. Standard receiver mounted with nicely figured straight grain walnut, straight grip, crescent steel buttplate, standard forend with nosecap. Accompanied by Cody Firearm Museum fact sheet identifying as 33 cal rifle, round bbl, plain trigger, full mag, rifle butt, received in warehouse 7/25/07, shipped from warehouse 7/25/07 on order number 112097. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and mag tube retains 85-90% thinning orig blue, minor muzzle wear and areas of thinning blue mixing with brown patina, a couple minor spots of cleaned surface oxidation that have started to patina. Receiver shows orig blue that is blended with silver and brown patina mixed with some cold blue. Hammer shows orig case color that is dark and blending with patina. Lever shows orig case colors in protected areas, mostly a silver and brown patina. Stock is sound, some tiny chips on both sides of upper tang, hairline crack on both sides of toe, normal nicks and dings, showing an open grain hand worn finish, darker in grip area. Forend is sound with small chip on forward upper left side, normal nicks and dings, showing an open grain with hand worn patina, darker on bottom and rear right side. Nose cap has flaked and turned a brown and silver patina. Mechanics are crisp. Good bore with a few minor shallow scattered pits. 4-39367 BDT59 (2,000-3,000)

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2087

WINCHESTER 1886 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 48296. Cal. 40-82 WCF. 22″ rnd bbl, full mag, square base with slightly modified pinned blade sight, standard carbine rear sight. Top of bbl marked “MANUFACTURED BY THE/WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN CONN. U.S.A.” Adjacent receiver “40-82/W.C.F.” Standard receiver with stud and saddle ring on left side. Mounted with lightly figured straight grain walnut, uncheckered straight grip, steel carbine buttplate, blank gold oval, stud and fixed sling swivel 4-1/4″ from toe. Standard forend, sgl retaining band with sling swivel. Accompanied by Cody Firearm Museum fact sheet identifying as 40-82 carbine, received in warehouse 10/6/90, shipped same day on order number 16854. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and mag tube retain a blend of brown and silver patina mixed with some orig blue in protected areas with normal minor nicks and dings and a couple spots of fine surface oxidation. Receiver retains a blending of silver, gray and brown patina with some dark spotting of very shallow surface oxidation. Stock is sound with normal nicks, dings and handling marks and retains a hand worn patina with some traces of orig varnish. Forend is sound with normal nicks and dings and retains an open grain oil blended with hand worn patina. Mechanics are crisp with decent bore with a couple small shallow pits. 4-41161 BDT80 (4,000-8,000)

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2088

WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 70048. Cal. 38-56 WCF. 22″ rnd bbl, full mag, square base with slightly modified pin blade sight, standard carbine rear sight. Top of bbl marked “MANUFACTURED BY THE/WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN.CONN.U.S.A.” Adjacent receiver marked “38-56/W.C.F.” Standard receiver with stud and saddle ring on left side. Mounted with straight grain walnut, uncheckered straight grip, steel carbine buttplate, standard forend with sgl band. Accompanied by Cody Firearm Museum fact sheet identifying as 38-56 carbine, received in warehouse 11/25/92, shipped from warehouse 11/26/92 on order number 10564. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and mag tube retain a blend of gray and brown patina with some traces of orig blue in protected areas. Receiver is a silver gray patina blending with some brown patina with normal minor nicks and scratches. Stock is sound with numerous nicks, dings and dents and retains open grain oil finish blended with hand worn patina. Forend is sound with numerous nicks, dings and dents and retains an open grain oil finish blended with hand worn patina. Mechanics are crisp with slightly frosted bore with some fine shallow pitting. 4-41160 BDT83 (3,000-5,000)

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2089

WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 107098. Cal. 40-82 WCF. 22″ rnd bbl, full mag, square base with slightly modified pin blade sight, standard carbine rear sight. Top of bbl is marked “MANUFACTURED BY THE/WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN.CONN.U.S.A.” Adjacent to receiver “40-82/W.C.F.” Standard receiver with stud and saddle ring on left side, mounted with straight grain walnut, uncheckered straight grip, steel carbine buttplate, inlet base with swivel 4-1/4″ from toe, standard forend, sgl band with integral sling swivel. Accompanied by Cody Firearm Museum fact sheet identifying as 40-82 carbine, received in warehouse 3/26/96, shipped from warehouse 10/15/98 on order number 21046. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and mag tube retain a blend of brown and silver patina with some normal minor nicks and dings. Receiver is mostly a silver patina with some dark areas of very fine surface oxidation. Stock is sound with nicks, dings and shallow gouges, some minor chipping to top tang and is slightly undersized on both sides of top tang and retains an oil finish with hand worn patina. Forend is sound with a slightly weathered look with nicks and dents, chip missing on lower left side at receiver and retains a oil with hand worn patina finish. Mechanics are crisp, bore has distinct rifling with considerable shallow pitting. 4-41153 BDT81 (3,000-5,000)

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2090

*VERY RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 92 TRAPPER SADDLE RING CARBINE WITH BATFE EXEMPTION PAPERS. SN 978409. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Standard grade carbine with rare 14″ bbl, square base front sight and a rare special order 3-C rifle rear sight. It has full length magazine with two bbl bands and the trapper length 8″ forearm. Left side of receiver is mounted with a staple & saddle ring. Mounted with uncheckered, nicely figured American walnut with straight stock and carbine buttplate. Accompanied by an extremely rare, orig burgundy canvas & leather carrying case that consignor states came with this carbine and has wear points corresponding with the front & rear sights & hammer spur. Also accompanied by a BATFE letter dated Oct. 28, 2008 exempting this carbine, by SN, from the provisions of the National Firearms Act, which permits it to be sold in normal commerce like any other standard firearm. Also accompanied by a letter on James G. Righeimer letterhead over his signature selling this rifle to the consignor. Additionally accompanied by a copy of an orig letter, which is in consignor’s possession, from noted Winchester historian & authority, George Madis, regarding a variety of Winchester firearms, one of which is this carbine. Mr. Madis states on p. 1 “I’ve seen 5 or 6 canvas/leather cases exactly like #978409 has – also, my catalog of Win. accessories has cases just like this (this cat. is from the N.Y. store, date about 1924 – +/- 3 yrs)”. This exact carbine and canvas case are pictured on p. 366 of The Winchester Book, Madis. According to the chart shown on p. 395 of the referenced publication, only one of 325 carbines had a shorter than standard bbl. Based on the premise that approx. 1,004,675 Model 1892 rifles & carbines were produced and that two of three of these firearms were rifles, leaves approx. 331,543 carbines that were produced over the entire production life of this model from 1892 to 1941, as extrapolated from figures in the referenced publication. Further extrapolating these figures that only one in 325 carbines had shorter than standard bbls results in a figure of only approx. 1,020 trapper length carbines making this, indeed, an extremely rare Winchester firearm. Additionally, given that this carbine has a 14″ bbl, the shortest bbl offered by Winchester (although a few with 12″ bbls have been reported), further dilutes the 1,020 figure substantially, given that bbl lengths were available in 14″, 15″, 16″, 17″, 18″ & 19″ lengths leaving very few carbines with orig 14″ bbls. PROVENANCE: Dr. Edmund Lewis Collection CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain about all of their strong orig factory blue with some light surface rust on left side of front band and one spot on magazine tube with the forearm band mostly a plummy/brown patina. Sides & bottom of receiver show flaking & spotting with heavy halo wear from the saddle ring. Lever is mostly a blue/brown patina with brown patina on top tang. Stock has a couple of light bruises on comb and toe with a small carved line on right side with some white staining near bottom tang and overall retains most of its orig oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with a few scattered spots of light pitting. Case has wear damage from the front & rear sights and hammer spur with some dryness & crackling of the leather trim and a small cut in the leather top band, otherwise is sound with moderate to heavy soil and some leather finish loss. Altogether a rare & seldom encountered accessory. 4-41331 JR88 (10,000-20,000)

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2091

*RARE DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 928254. Cal. 38 WCF (38-40). Wonderful special order deluxe carbine with 20″ rnd bbl, ivory bead square base front sight and carbine ladder rear sight. It has half magazine with bbl band and a staple & ring in left side of receiver. Top tang is mounted with a Lyman large loop tang sight. Carbine is mounted with about 3X, center crotch, flame grain American walnut with “H” style checkered forearm and straight stock with Winchester embossed hard rubber buttplate that has turned chocolate. Left side of lower tang, under the wood is stamped “00” and top tang channel of buttstock is marked “94”. Special order ’92 carbines are rare and deluxe versions are extremely rare and late manufactured models are notoriously irregular in the assembly markings on the tang and wood. PROVENANCE: Dr. Edmund Lewis Collection CONDITION: Extremely fine. Overall retains most of its strong orig factory finish with a few light freckles on bbl, magazine cap, bbl band and left side of receiver. Right side of receiver has some light surface mars that may clean. Bolt has a few light freckles of finish loss and there is some faint thinning on bottom of receiver. Lever is flaked, not worn, and retain about 85% strong orig blue with loss areas a medium to dark patina. Wood fits perfectly and overall retains virtually all of its brilliant piano varnish finish with a few light nicks & scratches. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, possibly unfired retaining most of blue on the bolt face. 4-41325 JR87 (10,000-15,000)

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2092

*WINCHESTER 1892 DELUXE RIFLE. SN 616609. Cal. 25-20WCF. 24-1/4″ oct bbl. Full mag, fine bead front sight, blank in rear seat. Left flat is marked “MANUFACTURED BY THE WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. / NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A. PATENTED OCTOBER 14. 1884”, adjacent to receiver “25-20 W.C.F.”, top flat and top of receiver have “WP” proof marks. Standard receiver, left side engraved with Old English script “G”. Top tang is equipped with locking folding peep sight. Mounted with nicely figured walnut, checkered pistol grip, Winchester hard rubber grip cap, crescent steel buttplate, H-style checkered forend with nosecap. Inspection of inside lower left tang reveals assembly number “978X”, there is also an x-out number that appears to be “816”. “978” can also be found in the top tang channel of stock and inside toe of buttplate. PROVENANCE: Dr. Edmund Lewis Collection CONDITION: Very good plus. Bbl and mag tube retain 80-85% original blue, showing bright at sharp edges. A couple of spots that have thinned and blending with gray patina. Normal minor nicks and scratches and a few small spots of very fine surface oxidation. Receiver has good original blue on sides, thinning and blending with gray patina across bottom and front edges. Bottom of receiver is blending with brown patina and has some fine surface oxidation. Hammer has good original blue; silvering on left side. Lever has original blue blending with silver and brown patina. Stock is sound with good checkering, normal minor nicks, dings and handling marks and retains much of its piano varnish finish. Forend is sound with good, but slightly worn checkering, typical nicks, dings and scratches retaining its piano varnish finish with some spots that have flaked and blended with hand worn patina. Mechanics are crisp with a nice shiny bore. 4-41323 BDT128 (6,000-10,000)

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2093

EXTREMELY RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 92 WITH CASE COLORED FRAME. SN 146030. Cal. 32 WCF. 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full mag, combination front sight, serrated side “v” notch sporting rear with set screw. Top flat of bbl is marked “MANUFACTURED BY THE/WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A.”, adjacent receiver “32 W.C.F.”. Standard receiver mounted with straight grain walnut, uncheckered straight grip, steel crescent buttplate, standard forend with nosecap. Accompanied by Cody Museum Fact sheet identifying as 32 cal., oct bbl rifle, with plain trigger, received in warehouse July 21, 1900 shipped same day on Order No. 64673. Other comments: “case hardened”. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and mag tube retain a smooth brown patina finish with some minor muzzle wear showing bright on sharp edges, and minor nicks & scratches. There are traces of orig blue in most protected areas. Receiver retains a fading mottled hardened case colored finish blending with silver patina throughout. Hammer shows strong orig case colors, lever shows fading case colors and blending with silver patina. Stock is sound with numerous shallow minor nicks, dings & handling marks, carries a hand worn patina blended with some orig varnish. Forend is sound with numerous minor small nicks, dings & handling marks, and carried a hand worn patina. Mechanics are crisp, bore with distinct rifling, slightly frosted and some areas of shallow pitting. 4-40295 BDT53 (15,000-25,000)

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2094

RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 WITH 30″ BARREL AND DOUBLE SET TRIGGERS. SN 74976. Cal. 38-40. 30″ oct bbl, full mag, nickel Rocky Mountain front sight, serrated side “V” notch sporting rear with set screw. Top of bbl is marked “MANUFACTURED BY THE/WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A.”, adjacent receiver “38 W.C.F.” Standard receiver, top tang equipped with folding peep sight, close coupled dbl set triggers. Mounted with lightly figured straight grain walnut, uncheckered straight grip, steel crescent buttplate, standard forend with nosecap. Accompanied with Cody Firearms Museum Fact Sheet identifying as 38 cal. rifle, oct bbl, 30″ set trigger, received in warehouse 11-4-01, shipped 11-5-01 on Order No. 119193. CONDITION: Very good plus. Bbl and mag tube retain orig blue that has tone and blended with a blue/brown patina. There is minor silvering on sharp edges, some normal minor nicks & scratches in an area about 7″ from muzzle that shows some minor shallow surface oxidation. Receiver shows orig blue in protected areas with balance blending a blue/brown patina similar to bbl and mag tube. Hammer shows fading orig case colors blending with dark patina. Lever is a blend of silver and brown patina. Stock is sound with minor nicks & scratches and minor handling marks and retains orig finish blended with hand worn patina. Forend is sound with nicks & scratches and is a hand worn patina blended with some orig finish. Mechanics are crisp including dbl set trigger, bore with distinct rifling, lightly frosted with some minor shallow spots of pitting. 4-40269 BDT56 (5,000-7,000)

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2095

ENGLISH CASED AND BRITISH PROOFED WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 55345. Cal. 38-40. 24-1/4″ rnd bbl, full mag, fine bead front sight, and Winchester 3-leaf express rear sight. Top of bbl is marked “MANUFACTURED BY THE/WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN CONN. U.S.A.”, top adjacent receiver “38 W.C.F.”, left side of bbl, receiver, and top of bolt are stamped with British proofs. Standard receiver, top tang is equipped with Lyman folding peep sight. Mounted with straight grain walnut, uncheckered straight grip, smooth steel shotgun buttplate, standard forend with nosecap. Gun is housed in an English leather case. Inside lid is marked “London Armoury Co. Ltd. Late James Kerr & Co.”, petitioned and lined in country red felt. Equipped with box of Winchester ammo with purple label, a tin of Winchester primers, brown glass bottle marked “Keen Kutter Oil”, a Winchester marked Bore mirror, bottle of Winchester cleaner in box, Winchester bullet mold and loading tool, 4-piece brass tip steel wiping rod, and misc. cleaning brushes. Accompanied by Cody Firearm Museum fact sheet identifying as 38 cal rnd bbl rifle, plain trigger, Winchester Express sights, shotgun butt, received in warehouse 2/13/96, shipped from warehouse 2/22/96 on order number 5884. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl and mag tube retain 95-97% orig blue with some minor muzzle wear, and a few minor nick & scratches. Receiver retains 95% orig blue, slightly thinning and blending with brown patina on bottom and forward edges, slightly thinning on sharp edges with a few minor spots of shallow surface oxidation and showing nice polish lines blended with silver patina. Hammer shows strong orig case colors, lightly silvered on right side. Lever shows strong orig case colors on sides and thinning to gray patina across bottom. Stock is sound with normal nicks, dings & light scratches, and retains orig finish that has been cleaned and blending with some hand worn patina. Forend is sound with normal nicks, dings & light scratches and retains orig finish that has been cleaned with some blending with hand worn patina. Mechanics are crisp with a very nice shiny bore. Case is basically solid with left end of lid detached, and retained in the case, missing one strap, but overall solid. 4-40271 BDT73 (6,000-12,000)

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2096

ANTIQUE WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 34615. Cal. 32 WCF. 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full mag, rotating 3 bead front sight, serrated side, V-notch sporting rear with set screw. Top flat of bbl marked “MANUFACTURED BY THE/WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A.” Adjacent receiver “32 W.C.F.” Standard receiver, top tang mounted with Lyman folding peep sight, mounted with straight grain walnut, uncheckered straight grip, steel crescent buttplate, standard forend with nosecap. PROVENANCE: Dr. Ed Lewis collection. CONDITION: Fine plus. Bbl retains 90-95% orig blue that is toning with brown, thinning on sharp edges, normal minor nicks and scratches and some spots of very fine surface oxidation. Receiver retains 90-95% orig blue with some minor shallow nicks and scratches and fine spots of surface oxidation across top edges. Hammer shows dark orig case colors. Lever shows orig case colors on side, thinning and blending with silver patina across bottom. Stock is sound with a few minor nicks and shallow dents and retains most orig finish. Forend is sound with a few minor nicks and shallow dents and retains orig finish. Mechanics are crisp with a very nice bright shiny bore. 4-41324 BDT99 (3,000-5,000)

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2097
Revised: 3/12/2011

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

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

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2098

OUTSTANDING ANTIQUE WINCHESTER 1892 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 135365. Cal. 44WCF. 20″ rnd bbl, full mag, square base with pin German silver blade front sight, standard carbine ladder rear sight. Top of bbl is marked “MANUFACTURED BY THE / WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A.”, adjacent receiver “44 W.C.F.”. Standard receiver with staple and ring on the left side. Mounted with lightly figured straight grain walnut, uncheckered straight grip, steel carbine buttplate, standard forend with single retaining band. (call for Cody Fact Sheet) PROVENANCE: Dr. Edmund Lewis Collection CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl and mag tube retain 98% of their original blue, some very minor wear at muzzle and flaking of front band blending with silver and brown patina. Receiver retains 98% original blue with a few minor small scratches. Nice visible polish lines, some minor thinning at sharp edges and faint ring mark on left side. Hammer shows virtually all of its fine original case colors. Lever shows strong original case colors on sides, slightly fading and darkening across bottom. Stock is sound with a few small handling marks and retains nearly all of its original finish. Buttplate retains very strong original blue. Forend is sound with a couple small handling marks and two very shallow minor dents on rear right side and retains nearly all of its original finish. Forend band retains most of its original blue with minor rub spots on either side blending with gray patina. Mechanics are crisp with a bright shiny new bore as gun may be test fired only. 4-41327 BDT129 (12,500-17,500)

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2099

*VERY LATE WINCHESTER MODEL 92 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 998871. Cal. 44 WCF. 20″ rnd bbl, full mag tube, square base with pin blade sight, standard carbine rear ladder sight. Left side of bbl in front of rear sight marked “MANUFACTURED BY THE WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO./NEW HAVEN.CONN. U.S.A. PATENTED OCTOBER 14.1884”. Left side adjacent receiver, “.44 W.C.F.”, top center adjacent receiver, circle “WP” proof with matching proof mark on receiver. Standard 92 action with staple and ring on left side, mounted with lightly figured walnut, uncheckered straight grip, steel carbine buttplate, standard forend with sgl band. The serial number shows this gun to have been manufactured in the early 30’s and most likely being a parts cleanup. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl and mag tube retain most of their factory blue with a few pinhead size nicks & scratches. Receiver retains 97-98% blue with some silvering on sharp edges and a few minor nicks & scratches and faint ring mark. Hammer and lever retain most of their blue. Stock is sound with some usual small handling marks, and retains an oil finish blended with hand worn patina in grip area. Forend is sound with some minor handling marks and retains an oil finish. Mechanics are crisp with a nice shiny bore as gun appears to have seen very little use. 4-41001 BDT24 (4,500-7,500)

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2100

*WINCHESTER MODEL 92 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 995060. Cal. 32 WCF. 20″ round bbl, full mag., square base front with pinned blade sight, standard carbine ladder rear sight. Left side of bbl is marked “MODEL 92-WINCHESTER-32 W.C.F./TRADEMARK”. Right side marked “MADE IN U.S.A. WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO./NEW HAVEN. CONN.”. Standard receiver with staple and ring on left side mounted with straight grain walnut, uncheckered straight grip, steel carbine buttplate, standard forend with single retaining band. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl and mag. tube retain 98% original blue with some very faint muzzle wear, a few minor nicks and scratches and some minor flaking on magazine retaining band. Receiver retains 97-98% original blue with a couple minor nicks and scratches, a couple small areas of flaked finish blending with brown patina and faint ring mark. Hammer and lever show strong original blue, stock is sound with a few minor handling marks and retains original finish. Buttplate retains much of its original blue, forend is sound with a few minor handling marks and retains its original finish. Bbl band shows good original blue with some flaking and blending with silver and brown patina. Mechanics are crisp with a bright shiny bore as gun shows to have seen very little use. 4-41328 BDT126 (4,000-6,000)

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2101

*WINCHESTER MODEL 92 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 319752. Cal. 44-40. 20″ rnd bbl, full magazine, square base with pin German silver blade front sight, standard carbine ladder rear sight. Top of bbl marked “MANUFACTURED BY THE WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO./NEW HAVEN CONN. U.S.A. PATENTED OCTOBER 14 1884”. Adjacent receiver “44 W.C.F.” The circle WP proofs are found in front of rear sight and top of receiver ring. Standard receiver with staple and ring on left side mounted with straight grain gum wood stocks, steel carbine buttplate, standard forend with single retaining band. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and mag. tube retain original blue with some spotting on bbl and front mag. tube mixing with silver and brown patina, minor muzzle wear and typical minor nicks and scratches. Receiver retains original blue blending with silver and brown patina, some normal nicks and light scratches and some spotting mixing with silver patina. Hammer shows original case colors blending with dark patina. Lever is mostly a silver and brown patina with colors in protected areas. Stock is sound with typical nicks and light bruising, slightly shrunk around buttplate and retains a cleaned finish blending with hand-worn patina. Forend is sound with some minor nicks and dings and a couple shallow dents and retains a cleaned finish blending with hand-worn patina. Mechanics are crisp with a nice shiny bore. 4-41329 BDT127 (3,000-5,500)

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2102

*EXTREMELY RARE ANGELO STOKES ENGRAVED DELUXE TAKEDOWN WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 579952. Cal. 38-55. Beautiful rifle with 26″ oct bbl, half nickel front sight with screw, 3-leaf platinum-line express sight and a Lyman locking tang sight. Mounted with 2X American walnut with “H” style checkered forearm and capped pistol grip stock with crescent steel buttplate. Left side of lower tang, under the wood is marked with assembly numbers “6978” and the number “515” which has both fives X’d out. The top tang channel of butt stock is without assembly numbers. Toe of buttplate is stamped “11” and two dots. Receiver, forend cap, buttplate tang & bbl over chamber area are beautifully engraved by factory engraver Angelo J. Stokes in modified #9 style with the vignette of a standing grizzly bear in a mountain scene on the left side with a running doe deer on the left forward side. Right side of receiver has the vignette of a standing bull moose in a marsh scene all surrounded by very nicely executed, intertwined foliate arabesque patterns with stippled background. Front receiver ring, top tang, floorplate & bottom of receiver are engraved to match. Top & bottom edges of receiver, bolt & takedown ring are engraved with running vine border patterns. Chamber area of bbl is engraved over top three flats with running leaf patterns. Forend cap is engraved with a large flower blossom around both screw holes with a snake & dot and dbl line border around bottom. Buttplate tang is engraved with light foliate arabesque patterns and a simple line border. This exact rifle is pictured on p. 337 of the book Winchester Engraving, Wilson, with three photographs and a descriptive caption, with an attribution to Angelo Stokes. It is credited to The Roger Prochniak Collection. This rifle was produced in about 1911. Stokes was a Winchester engraver of some note having worked at Winchester in the early 20th century and continued as an engraver well into the mid-20th century. He died in 1951 at age 83. PROVENANCE: The Roger Prochniak Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains about 90% thinning orig blue, strong in sheltered areas, with a few small scattered spots of light chemical staining. Magazine tube retains most of its orig factory blue with some very fine surface spotting that is practically unnoticeable. Receiver retains about 93-95% strong orig factory blue with some small spots of bare metal, apparently from light chemical staining. Top tang has a few of spots of light pitting with some chemical staining on tang sight. Lever retains about 50% orig blue with outer edge mostly gray metal with some light surface rust. Wood is sound with the left side of butt stock & forearm having had exposure to heavy moisture which damaged the finish, otherwise wood is sound with a couple of minor bruises and elsewhere retains most of its hand rubbed oil finish. Checkering shows light diamond point wear. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-41344 JR91 (12,500-22,000)

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2103

*STYLE 10 FACTORY ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 94 DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 233008. Cal. .38-55. 28″ oct bbl, full mag, rotating 3-bead front sight, flattop serrated side platinum lined sporting rear sight. Top flat of bbl is marked “MANUFACTURED BY THE WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO./NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A. PATENTED AUGUST 21. 1894.” Adjacent receiver “38-55”. Receiver is factory engraved in a Style 10 pattern, with left side with double circle with standing buck deer and either side with open foliate scrolls. Right side has foliate scrolls surrounding loading gate. Top tang is equipped with a Lyman locking, folding peep sight. Mounted with nicely figured flame-grain walnut, checkered straight grip, crescent steel buttplate, H-style checkered forend with nosecap. Inspection of inside lower tang and top tang channel of stock reveal no assembly numbers. Back of stock is stamped “94/20681”. There is a number of inside toe of buttplate but it is not legible. Accompanying gun is a Cody Firearms Museum Winchester letter identifying as 38-55 rifle, 28″ oct bbl, plain trigger, fancy checkered stock, flattop sporting rear sight, Lyman hunting front sight, engraved $2.00, weight 8lbs, received in warehouse March 10, 1905 and shipped from warehouse March 11, 1905. PROVENANCE: Dr. Edmund Lewis Collection CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 95% orig blue, slightly thinning on sharp edges, normal minor small nicks and scratches. Mag tube shows strong orig blue with a couple small spots of silver patina. Receiver retains 90% orig blue with some areas toning with brown patina, silvering on sharp edges, left side with a couple small spots of shallow surface oxidation and a couple, typical, light, minor nicks and scratches. Loading gate show good, orig nitre blue, thinning and blending with silver patina in trough. Hammer shows slightly fading orig case colors, some silver on left side. Lever shows strong orig case colors on sides, thinning and blending with gray patina across bottom. Stock is sound. Good checkering showing just a small amount of wear, some minor nicks, dings and faint scratches. Some minor flaking of finish at toe, retaining most of its orig piano varnish finish, blending with hand worn patina in grip area. Forend is sound with good checkering, some minor nicks and dings retaining most of its orig piano varnish finish. Nosecap shows good orig blue with some faint thinning blending with silver patina. Mechanics are crisp with a nice shiny bore. 4-41343 BDT187 (20,000-30,000)

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2104

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 DELUXE NO. 9 FACTORY ENGRAVED. SN 582070. Cal. 32 WS. 26″ oct bbl, full mag, dovetail fine bead front sight, Winchester 32 special smokeless rear sight. Left flat of bbl is marked “MANUFACTURED BY THE WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO./ NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A. PATENTED AUGUST 21. 1894.”, below rear sight “NICKEL STEEL BARREL/ESPECIALLY FOR SMOKELESS POWDER”, adjacent receiver “.32 W.S.”, flats adjacent receiver and at muzzle have open scroll engraving. Receiver is factory engraved in the number “9” style, consisting of a circle with running buck deer on left side with bold foliate scroll with stippled background, snake and dot border. Right side is similar with standing deer. Mounted with flame grain walnut, “F” style checkered pistol grip, Winchester hard rubber grip cap, checkered steel buttplate with scroll engraving around screws, “F” style checkered forend with nosecap with scroll engraving around screws. Inspection of lower tang reveals an Assembly No. 8079X. Back of stock and inside toe of buttplate are stamped “146” and hand written in pencil on stock is “8079”. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and mag tube retain 85-90% orig blue, silvering on sharp edges, thinning and toning with brown patina and normal minor nicks & scratches. Receiver shows considerable loss of blue from carrying in forward portion and sharp edges, it has orig blue on sides with an attempt of cold bluing to darken the silver patina from wear. Hammer shows orig color on back with silvering on sides. Lever shows some torch enhanced colors. Stock is sound with moderately worn checkering, some minor nicks, dings & light scratches and retains a fine restored hand rub finish. Forend is sound with moderately worn checkering, some minor nicks & dings and retains a hand rubbed restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, bore with slightly frosted distinct rifling and some shallow scattered pitting. 4-41809 (17,500-22,500)

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2105

RARE ANTIQUE DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 TWO BARREL SET. SN 15924. Cal. 30 WCF & 38-55. First bbl 26″ rnd, full mag takedown, combination front sight, Winchester 3-leaf express rear sight. Second bbl, 26″ rnd, full mag takedown, combination front sight missing globe, serrated side, sporting rear sight with set screw. Both bbls are marked on top “MANUFACTURED BY THE/WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A.” with caliber stamping adjacent takedown ring. Standard takedown receiver, top tang equipped with folding peep sight with large disk. Mounted with highly figured walnut, checkered pistol grip, Winchester hard rubber grip cap, steel crescent buttplate, “H” style checkered forend with nosecap. Accompanied with Cody Firearms Museum Winchester letter identifying as 38-55 cal. takedown rifle, rnd bbl, plain trigger, checkered stock with pistol grip, sights: Lyman rear combination with cup disk and Lyman combination front, interchangeable: 38-55 cal. rnd bbl, 26″ takedown, bbl and mag with fancy checkered forearm and Lyman combination front. Received in warehouse November 18, 1896, shipped same day on Order No. 23590. A copy of the hand written ledger clearly shows calibers as 38-55 and 30 WCF with a simple mis-print in the letter. Inspection of lower tang reveals Assembly No. 3432XXX, matching 3432 can be found back of stock as well as “94” with matching number on inside toe of buttplate. Accompanying case is two bbl Leg O mutton. CONDITION: Very good. Both bbl sets retain 95-97% orig blue with typical minor nicks & scratches and rub mark from takedown on mag tube. Receiver and takedown rings retain 95% orig blue, silvering on sharp edges, normal minor nicks & scratches, and thinning across bottom. Hammer shows strong orig case colors, lever shows good case colors in protected case areas blending with a gray patina. Stock is sound with good checkering, some shallow nicks & scratches and slight flaking of the orig piano varnish finish. Forends are sound with good checkering, minor nicks dings & scratches, showing orig piano varnish finish with some hand worn patina. Nosecaps show flaking orig blue blending with brown patina. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore in 38-55 bbl, good bore in 30 cal. with some shallow scattered pitting. Case is quite scuffed, broken & replaced straps. 4-40286 BDT55 (20,000-30,000)

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2106

*UNUSUAL WINCHESTER DELUXE MODEL 94 TAKEDOWN. SN 123126. Cal. 30 WCF. 20″ rnd bbl, 1/2 mag takedown, dovetail Lyman ivory bead front sight, slot blank in rear seat. Top of bbl over nosecap is marked “MANUFACTURED BY THE/WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A.” Left side in chamber area marked “NICKEL STEEL BARREL/ESPECIALLY FOR SMOKELESS POWDER”. Top of bbl, adjacent takedown ring “30 W.C.F.”, with circled “WP” proof mark forward. Standard takedown receiver, with circled “WP” proof top center. Top tang is equipped with folding peep sight. Mounted with highly figured flame grain walnut, “H” style checkered pistol grip, Winchester hard rubber grip cap, Winchester hard rubber buttplate, “H” style checkered forend and nosecap. Inspection of lower tang reveals an assembly No. of 803, additionally the number 12795 has been X’d out followed by a series of XXXOHR. Top tang channel of stock has a visible number 12795 and another stamped 3-digit number that is not legible. Accompanying gun is a Cody Firearms Museum Winchester letter identifying as: 30 cal rifle, rnd bbl, plain trigger, extra light, checkered stocks with pistol grip, 1/2 mag, shotgun but with rubber buttplate, take down, oil finish, received in warehouse Sept. 28, 1901, shipped Sept. 30, 1901 on Order 106819. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 80-85% orig thinning blue with minor muzzle wear, some spots of discoloration near muzzle, and normal minor handling marks. Takedown ring has flaked to retina a silver/brown patina. Receiver has 85-90% orig blue, thinning on sharp edges, and across bottom, usual amount of minor nicks & scratches. Bolt has flaked to retain a brown/silver patina blend. Hammer retains good factory blue, lever retains factory blue flaking and blending with brown patina. Stock is sound with slightly worn checkering, a hairline crack off right side of top tang, normal minor nicks & dings, and retains orig oil finish blending with hand worn patina. Forend is sound with slightly worn checkering, normal nicks & dings, and retains orig oil finish blended with hand worn patina. Mechanics are crisp, bore is slightly frosted with distinct rifling. 4-41011 BDT10 (4,000-8,000)

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2107

*RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 94 EXTRA LIGHT WEIGHT DELUXE TAKEDOWN. SN 326876. Cal. 30 WCF. 24″ tapered rnd bbl, 1/2 mag takedown, pedestal front base with 1/2 nickel sight with set screw, Winchester 3-leaf express rear sight. Top of bbl is marked “MANUFACTURED BY THE WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO./ NEW HAVEN.CONN. U.S.A. PATENTED AUGUST 21.1894.” Left side behind rear sight “NICKEL STEEL BARREL/ESPECIALLY FOR SMOKELESS POWDER”. Top of bbl adjacent takedown ring “30 W.C.F.” with circled “WP” proofs forward and center top of receiver. Standard takedown receiver, top tang equipped with Lyman tang sight. Mounted with nicely figured walnut, “H” checkered pistol grip, Winchester hard rubber grip cap, Winchester hard rubber buttplate, “H” checkered forend with nosecap. Inspection of lower tang reveals assembly no 2313R with matching number found in top tang channel of stock. A Cody Firearms Museum record sheet lists the gun as described above with the notation “Ex.Lt.” and shipped 12-6-1906 on order #78763. The record also indicates Return & Repair 9-12-1907 #14329. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 95-97% orig blue with minor muzzle wear, usual minor nicks & light scratches and expected rub mark from takedown. Takedown ring retains much of its orig blue, silvering on sharp edge and worn on bottom blending with silver patina. Receiver retains 95% orig blue blending with silver patina across bottom, thinning on sharp edges with normal minor nicks & scratches. Hammer shows strong orig case colors, lever has strong colors on side blending with dark patina across bottom. Stock is sound with nicely re-pointed checkering, tiny chip on each side of upper tang, some minor nicks & small handling marks retaining a professionally restored varnish finish. Forend is sound with nicely re-pointed checkering, minor handling marks and retains a professionally restored varnish finish. Nosecap retains much of its orig blue slightly toning with brown patina. Mechanics are crisp with a very nice bore. 4-41010 BDT15 (6,000-9,000)

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2108

*SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER 1894 DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 267322. 26″ 1/2 oct. bbl, button magazine, dovetail gold bead front sight, Winchester 3-leaf Express rear sight. Top flat of bbl is marked “MANUFACTURED BY THE WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO./ NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A. PATENTED AUGUST 21. 1894.” Left flat below rear sight is marked “NICKEL STEEL BARREL/ ESPECIALLY FOR SMOKELESS POWDER” Top flat adjacent receiver “30 W.C.F.”. Standard receiver, top tang equipped with folding peep sight. Mounted with nicely figured feather grain walnut, checkered pistol grip, Winchester hard rubber grip cap, steel crescent buttplate, H-style checkered forend with nosecap. No attempt was made to inspect for assembly numbers as tang screw is slightly battered and frozen in place. CONDITION: Very good+. Bbl retains 90-95% original blue, some minor muzzle wear, some areas lightly thinning, bright on sharp edges of octagon, usual minor small nicks and scratches. Receiver has about 50% original blue thinning and blending with silver patina across bottom and top with some areas on both sides that appear to have a chemical discoloration. Hammer has dark, original case coloring, silvering on edges. Lever shows original case coloring in protected areas, mostly a silver gray patina. Stock is sound with slightly worn checkering, some normal minor nicks, dings and scratches and retains original finish that has had a light coat of oil added. Forend is sound with slightly worn checkering, normal nicks, dings and scratches and retains original finish with a light coat of added oil. Nosecap has 50% original blue blending with silver patina. Mechanics are crisp with a shiny bore. 4-41186 BDT112 (3,000-5,000)

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2109

WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 DELUXE TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 27056. Cal. 25-35 WCF. 26″ rnd bbl, 1/2 mag takedown, dovetailed 1/2 nickel front site, Winchester 3-leaf express rear sight. Top of bbl marked “MANUFACTURED BY THE/WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN CONN. U.S.A.” Top of bbl adjacent takedown ring “25-35 W.C.F.” Standard takedown receiver, top tang equipped with flip-up peep sight. Mounted with highly figured flame grain walnut, “H” checkered pistol grip, Winchester hard rubber grip cap, smooth steel shotgun butt, “H” checkered forend with nosecap. Accompanied with Cody Firearms Museum Winchester letter identifying as 25-35 rnd bbl rifle, plain trigger, checkered stock, pistol grip, oil finish, 1/2 mag, shotgun butt, takedown, received in warehouse October 26, 1897, shipped same day on Order No. 19158. Inspection of lower tang reveals assembly number 4544SOH matching 4544 can be found on back of stock and inside toe of buttplate. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 90% orig blue with minor muzzle wear, normal minor nicks & scratches, usual mar from takedown lever and some slight thinning in chamber area. Takedown ring retains 50-60% orig blue blending with silver and brown patina. Receiver retains 80-85% orig blue thinning on sharp edges and across bottom blending with silver patina, normal minor nicks & scratches. Hammer retains orig strong case colors, lever shows good orig colors on side, blending with silver patina across bottom. Stock is sound with slightly worn checkering, some minor nicks & dings and retains a fine cleaned and refreshed oil finish. Forend is sound with slightly worn checkering, some usual light handling marks and retains an oil finish blending with hand worn patina. Nosecap retains orig blue blending with some silver patina. Mechanics are crisp with a very nice bore. 4-41004 BDT13 (7,000-10,000)

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2110

SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 69655. Cal 30 WCF. 26″ rnd bbl, 1/2 mag takedown, Lyman ivory bead hunting front sight, Lyman 2-leaf rear sight. Top of bbl is marked “MANUFACTURED BY THE/WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A.” Left side behind rear sight, “NICKEL STEEL BARREL ESPECIALLY FOR SMOKELESS POWDER”, on top adjacent takedown ring “30 W.C.F.” Standard takedown receiver with left side mounted with Lyman lever sight, stamped “D” on back. Mounted with lightly figured walnut, “I” checkered pistol grip, Winchester hard rubber grip cap, Winchester hard rubber buttplate, “I” checkered forend with nosecap. Accompanying gun is Cody Museum Firearms fact sheet identifying as 30 cal, rnd bbl rifle, plain trigger, plain pistol grip, Lyman receiver, leaf, and front sights, hard rubber shotgun butt, 1/2 mag takedown, received in warehouse 10-3-1899, shipped same day, on Order No. 38732. Under remarks: DROP 3-7/8″. Inspection of lower tang reveals assembly No. 8752XXRB, matching 8752 number can be found in top tang channel of stock. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains 70-75% thinning orig blue, starting to tone towards brown. The area over bbl address has been lightly cleaned with some dark spotting of fine surface oxidation, usual minor nicks & scratches. Receiver retains 70% orig blue with good visible polish marks, showing bright on sharp edges, some flaking areas blending with brown patina, and some normal nicks & scratches. Lever and hammer show orig color mixing with dark patina. Stock is sound with moderately worn checkering, right side has about a 2″ grain crack from buttplate forward. Normal minor nicks & dings, and retains a hand worn patina blended with some orig varnish. Forend is sound with moderately worn checkering, normal handling marks, and retains a hand worn patina blending with some orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp with good bore on this interesting Special Order 94. 4-41003 BDT22 (3,000-4,500)

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2111

RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 FIRST MODEL TAKEDOWN. SN 3232. Cal. 38-55. 26″ oct bbl, full mag takedown, 1/2 nickel front sight, serrated side sporting rear with set screw. Top flat of bbl is marked “MANUFACTURED BY THE/WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A.”, adjacent take down ring “38-55”. First model receiver with extra external screw for shell guides. Top tang equipped with flip-up peep sight. Mounted with nicely figured walnut, uncheckered straight grip, steel crescent buttplate, standard forend with nosecap. Accompanying gun is Cody Firearms Museum Winchester letter identifying as 38-55 cal. rifle, oct bbl, plain trigger, takedown, received in warehouse March 6, 1895, shipped from warehouse April 15, 1895 on Order No. 10685. Also accompanying gun is a copy of an article written by Tommy Rohles and Jeb Klitzke about the first Model 94 and a list of serial numbers that were discovered in a survey. This gun is not listed in the survey. First model guns are quite rare and takedowns even more-so. CONDITION: Fine plus, believed to be one of the best first model takedown 94’s. Bbl and mag tube retain 95-98% orig blue, some minor thinning on sharp edges, wear mark on tube from takedown, and a couple small peen marks on left flat below sight. The takedown ring and high front edge of receiver show wear and blending with a gray patina. Receiver has some thinning in forward part and some minor nicks & scratches, but retains most of its orig blue. Loading gate shows strong orig nitre blue. Lever and hammer show strong orig case colors, with bottom blending a dark patina. Stock is sound with a grain crack at upper right side, some minor nicks & scratches, retaining most of its orig varnish. Forend is sound with a grain crack on lower left side, and area of shallow depression, left side, at takedown ring, normal nicks & scratches, and retains much of its orig varnish, with some hand worn patina. Mechanics are crisp with a very nice bore. 4-40300 BDT39 (15,000-25,000)

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2112

STRIKING ANTIQUE WINCHESTER MODEL 1894. SN 89473. Cal. 38-55. 26″ oct bbl, full mag, 1/2 nickel front sight with set screw, serrated side sporting rear sight with set screw. Top flat of bbl is marked “MANUFACTURED BY THE WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO./NEW HAVEN CONN. U.S.A.” adjacent receiver “38-55”. Standard receiver mounted with straight grain walnut, uncheckered straight grip, steel crescent buttplate, standard forend with nosecap. Accompanying gun is Cody Firearms Museum Winchester letter identifying as 38-55 rifle, oct bbl, received in warehouse September 5, 1900, shipped same day on Order No. 70398. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl and mag tube retain nearly all of their orig blue, just a few minor handling marks. Receiver retains nearly all of its orig blue with a small rub mark on lower left, and both upper rear corner, and a couple minor faint scratches. Lever and hammer retain brilliant orig case colors. Loading gate has nearly all of its orig nitre blue. Stock is sound with some minor handling marks and retains nearly all of its orig varnish. Buttplate shows strong dark orig case colors. Forend is sound with a couple minor dents and light handling marks and retains virtually all of its orig varnish finish. Nosecap retains virtually all of its orig blue. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore, gun is possibly test fired only as bolt appears to have orig cosmoline. 4-40292 BDT41 (7,000-12,000)

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*INCREDIBLE WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 209846. Cal. 30 WCF. 26″ rnd bbl, full mag, 1/2 nickel front sight with set screw, Winchester 3-leaf express rear sight. Top of bbl is marked “MANUFACTURED BY THE WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO./NEW HAVEN, CONN. U.S.A. PAT.AUG.21.1894.”, left side below rear sight “NICKEL STEEL BARREL/ESPECIALLY FOR SMOKELESS POWDER”, top adjacent center “30 W.C.F.” Standard receiver, top tang equipped with Lyman folding peep sight. Mounted with lightly figured straight grain walnut, uncheckered straight grip, steel crescent buttplate, standard forearm with nosecap. Accompanied with Cody Firearms Museum Winchester letter identifying as 30 cal rnd bbl rifle, plain trigger, received in warehouse March 1, 1904, shipped from warehouse July 14, 1904 on Order No. 237660. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl and mag tube retain nearly all of their orig blue with just a couple very minor light scratches. Receiver retains nearly all of its orig blue with just a few minor nicks & small scratches. Loading gate retains strong orig nitre blue. Lever and hammer retain nearly all of their dark orig case colors. Stock is sound with some minor handling marks and retains its orig varnish finish. Buttplate shows orig case colors blending with silver and brown patina. Forend is sound with some minor handling marks and one minor scratch and retains its orig varnish finish. Nosecap retains most of its orig blue with a small area flaked and blending with brown patina. Mechanics are crisp with a bright shiny bore as gun shows to have had very little use. 4-40273 BDT42 (6,000-10,000)

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*DESIRABLE WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 682022. Cal 38-55. 26″ oct bbl, full mag, dovetail front sight with set screw, sporting rear sight with set screw. Left flat over nosecap is marked “MANUFACTURED BY THE WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO./NEW HAVEN CONN. U.S.A. PATENTED AUGUST 21.1894.” Top flat adjacent receiver, circled “WP” proof and left flat “38-55”. Standard receiver with proof mark top center. Mounted with straight grain walnut, uncheckered straight grip, crescent steel buttplate, standard forend with nosecap. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl and mag tube retain 95% factory blue with thinning on sharp edges, some normal nicks & scratches and a couple minor areas of faint surface oxidation. The bbl address is somewhat weak, presumably from a light strike. Receiver retains 95% orig blue with usual minor nicks & scratches, lightly silvering on sharp edges. Lever link has flaked and blending with brown patina. Hammer and lever show orig blue toning with brown patina. Stock is sound with some minor nicks & dings, some minor hand worn patina in grip area but retaining much of its orig varnish finish. Forend is sound with normal handling marks, a small dent on right side and retains orig varnish finish blended with some hand worn patina. Nosecap with orig blue toning with brown patina. Mechanics are crisp, good bore that is lightly frosted. 4-41015 BDT16 (3,000-4,500)

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*WINCHESTER MODEL 94 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 914606. Cal. .32WS. 26″oct bbl., full mag, dovetailed blade front sight, flattop V-notch sporting rear sight. Left flat above nosecap is marked “MANUFACTURED BY THE WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO./NEW HAVEN.CONN.U.S.A. PATENTED AUGUST 21.1894.” Below rear sight “NICKEL STEEL BARREL/ESPECIALLY FOR SMOKELESS POWDER”. Adjacent receiver “32.W.S.” Top flat and top of receiver have “WP” proof mark. Standard receiver mounted with straight grain walnut, uncheckered straight grip, steel crescent buttplate, standard forend with nosecap. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl and mag tube retain 98-99% orig blue with a couple minor light nicks and scratches. Receiver retains95% orig blue thinning and blending with silver patina across bottom, slightly thinning on sharp edges with a couple of minor nicks and scratches. Hammer and lever show strong orig blue. Stock is sound with a few minor handling marks and faint scratches retaining nearly all of its orig finish. Buttplate retains much of its orig blue blending with silver patina at heel. Forend is sound with a few minor handling marks retaining most of its orig finish. Nosecap has flaked and blended with silver patina. Mechanics are crisp with a bright, shiny bore as gun shows to have more carrying than actual use. 4-41014 BDT162 (2,000-3,000)

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*OUTSTANDING WINCHESTER MODEL 94 TAKEDOWN. SN 334119. Cal. 30 WCF. 26″ oct bbl, full mag takedown, 1/2 nickel front sight with set screw, Winchester 3-leaf express rear sight. Top flat of bbl is marked “MANUFACTURED BY THE WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO./NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A. PATENTED AUGUST 21, 1894”, left flat below rear sight, “NICKEL STEEL BARREL/ESPECIALLY FOR SMOKELESS POWDER”. Top flat adjacent takedown ring “30 W.C.F.”, proof mark forward and top of receiver. Standard takedown receiver mounted with nicely figured walnut, uncheckered straight grip, steel crescent buttplate, standard forend with nosecap. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl and mag tube retain most of their orig blue, with minor thinning on sharp edges, a few minor handling marks and slight rub mark on mag tube from takedown. Takedown ring retains most of its orig blue, lightly thinning on bottom and blending with silver patina. Receiver retains much of its orig blue, thinning on sharp edges, a few minor fine scratches, and lightly starting to thin across bottom. Loading gate retains most of its orig nitre blue. Hammer and lever retain virtually all of their strong bright orig case colors. Stock is sound with some minor handling marks and light nicks & scratches retaining most of its orig varnish finish. Buttplate shows traces of fading orig case colors blending with gray patina. Forend is sound with some mionr nicks & dings & small handling marks, retaining much of its org varnish finish. Nosecap retains nearly all of its orig blue. Mechanics are crisp with a nice shiny bore. 4-40294 BDT40 (6,000-12,000)

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*SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 94 LIGHT WEIGHT TAKEDOWN RIFLE. SN 428812. Cal. 30 WCF. 22″ tapered rnd bbl, 1/2 mag, takedown, pedestal front base with slightly modified 1/2 nickel sight, Winchester 3-leaf express rear sight. Top of bbl at nosecap is marked “MANUFACTURED BY THE WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO./NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A. PATENTED AUGUST 21.1894.”, left side behind rear sight marked “NICKEL STEEL BARREL/ESPECIALLY FOR SMOKELESS POWDER 30 W.C.F.”, circled “WP” proofs can be found on top of bbl and top of receiver. Standard receiver mounted with lightly figured straight grain walnut, uncheckered straight grip, Winchester hard rubber buttplate, proper 8-3/8″ forend with nosecap. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl and mag tube retain most of their orig blue with a few typical minor nicks & scratches. Receiver retains 95% orig blue with some areas that have lightly flaked and blending with a gray patina. Hammer shows strong orig case colors, lever shows orig colors that are blending with a dark patina. Stock is sound with normal minor nicks & dings and retains orig varnish blending with some hand worn patina. Forend is sound with some minor handling marks and retains orig varnish. Nosecap has flaked and blending blue with dark patina. Mechanics are crisp with bright shiny bore as gun appears to have seen very little use. 4-41009 BDT12 (3,500-5,000)

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*STUNNING WINCHESTER MODEL 94 SADDLE RING CARBINE IN 38-55. SN 604783. Cal 38-55. 20″ rnd bbl, full mag, square base front with pinned blade sight, standard carbine ladder rear sight. Left side of bbl is marked “MANUFACTURED BY THE WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO./NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A. PATENTED AUGUST 21.1894.” Left side adjacent receiver “38-55” and proof marks are found top of bbl and receiver. Standard receiver with stud and saddle ring on left side. Mounted with streaky straight grain fruit wood, uncheckered straight grip, steel carbine buttplate, standard forend with sgl retaining band. CONDITION: Extremely fine, gun appears to have seen very little use. Bbl and mag tube retain most of their orig blue with just some faint muzzle wear and a couple small tiny handling marks. Receiver has most of its orig blue, just started to thin on sharp edges and a couple minor scratches. Hammer and lever retain strong vivid orig case colors. Trigger shows fading orig case colors. Stock is sound with some minor handling marks, and retains most of its walnut stained finish. Forend is sound with a few minor shallow depressions and a scratch along left side, retains most of its walnut stain finish. Mechanics are crisp with a bright shiny bore as gun appears to have seen very little use. 4-40297 BDT37 (6,000-10,000)

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*INCREDIBLE WINCHESTER MODEL 94 SADDLE RING CARBINE WITH TAGS. SN 937776. Cal. 30 WCF. 20″ rnd bbl, full mag, square base front with pinned blade sight, standard carbine ladder rear sight. Left side of bbl is marked “MANUFACTURED BY THE WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO./NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A. PATENTED AUGUST 21 1894”, below rear sight “NICKEL STEEL BARREL/ESPECIALLY FOR SMOKELESS POWDER”, “.30 W.C.F.”, proof marks are found on top of bbl and receiver. Standard receiver with stud and saddle ring on left side. Mounted with lightly figured straight grain walnut, uncheckered straight grip, steel carbine buttplate, standard forend with sgl retaining band. The true rarity accompanying the gun is the stock band celebrating 50 years of Winchester centerfires, 1873-1923. Also accompanying gun is the orig assembling shop tag. This gun is also identified by serial number in George Madis “The Winchester Book“. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Gun appears new and test fired only as action still has cosmoline. There are a couple minor light handling marks, but very insignificant. Stock tag is intact with some minor tattering on edges and retains good coloration. Assembly tag has a small tear and some scotch tape on back, but is legible. Mechanics are crisp and bore is coated with cosmoline. 4-40298 BDT38 (8,000-18,000)

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*SCARCE HIGH CONDITION WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 938625. Cal. 30 WCF (30-30). Standard late carbine with 20″ bbl, square base front sight and 2,000 yard carbine ladder rear sight. It has full magazine tube and a stud & ring in left side of receiver. Mounted with uncheckered, very nicely figured, American walnut with straight stock & carbine buttplate. Accompanied by the extremely rare orig. anniversary card weight gray, red & white stock band with orig string tie. While these carbines are not in and of themselves overly rare, it is most rare to encounter one in crisp, pristine new condition with its orig stock band. CONDITION: Extremely fine, appears to be unfired with orig factory grease still inside action. Overall retains most of its orig deep factory blue with several small spots of chemical staining on bbl, which has removed the spots of blueing and some minor flaking on receiver & top tang. Buttplate also has a couple of minor spots, otherwise this carbine is pristine new, unused & unmarred. Stock band shows some minor oil staining and wear with several folds & creases and about a 1/4″ x 1″ loss on one edge and a couple of cellophane tape repairs. 4-41356 JR90 (2,500-4,000)

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*HARD TO FIND WINCHESTER MODEL 94 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 892813. Cal 32-40. 20″ rnd bbl, 1/2 mag, square base front with pinned fine bead sight, standard carbine ladder rear sight. Left side of bbl, forward of rear sight marked “MANUFACTURED BY THE WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO./NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A. PATENTED AUGUST 21.1894.” Adjacent receiver “32-40”, with matching circled “WP” proofs on top of bbl and receiver. Standard receiver with stud and ring on left side. Mounted with straight grain gum wood stocks, uncheckered straight grip, steel carbine buttplate, standard forend with sgl retaining band. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 97-98% orig blue with just a few minor nicks & scratches. Receiver retains 95-98% orig blue with a couple tiny spots of fine surface oxidation, some minor nicks & scratches and faint ring mark on left side. Lever and hammer retain most of their orig blue. Stock is sound with usual minor nicks & dents, some shallow chipping at toe and minor hairline crack at tang of buttplate. Forend is sound with usual minor handling marks, bbl band retains much of its orig blue blending with some silver patina. Mechanics are crisp with a bright shiny bore, as gun appears to have seen very little use. 4-41012 BDT14 (5,000-8,000)

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

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

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EXTREMELY SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 1895 DELUXE FLAT SIDE. SN 2205. Cal. 38-72 WCF. 26″ oct bbl, dovetail Lyman ivory bead front sight, serrated side, sporting rear sight with set screw. Top flat of bbl marked “MANUFACTURED BY THE/WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A.”, adjacent receiver “38-72 W.C.F.”. Early flat side receiver, top tang marked “WINCHESTER/MODEL 1895”. Mounted with fancy nicely figured walnut, checkered pistol grip, Winchester hard rubber gripcap, steel crescent buttplate, “H” style checkered schnable forend with ebony insert. Accompanied with Cody Firearms Museum Winchester letter identifying as 38-72 rifle, oct bbl, plain trigger, checkered stock with pistol grip, received in warehouse March 4, 1897, shipped from warehouse May 12, 1897 on Order 78704, R&R on March 19, 1898 on Order 5808. Also accompanying is a Cody Museum letter listing details of a study and stating first Model 95 with pistol grip with serial number 23 and that a total of 267 were made with pistol grips, also included is a detailed letter from George Madis describing the gun and its rarity. Inspection of lower tang reveals Assembly No. 3446XXX. The matching number as well as 95 can be found stamped in back of stock, the buttplate is unnumbered. Under the forearm the bbl is stamped with matching serial number, a “VP” proof and a star. Two sets of initials are also found, “C.A.C.”, and the other “J.P.P.”. Madis’s letter indicates that there is nothing known of the C.A.C. initials, but the J.P.P. is for shop foreman J.P Parker. Caliber marking is also found on bottom flat of bbl. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 95% orig blue with some minor thinning on sharp edges, a number of tiny nicks, dings & handling marks, some toning with brown patina. Receiver retains 90% orig blue with sharp edge wear, some carry wear on upper right side blending with silver and brown patina, with normal minor nicks & scratches. Mag box shows good orig blue on side blending with patina across bottom. Hammer and link show orig case colors, slightly fading. Lever shows flaking orig blue blending with silver and brown patina. Stock is sound with good checkering, some normal minor nicks & dings, minor grain crack at left side at buttplate, and retains much of its orig piano varnish finish. Buttplate has silvered and blended with brown patina. Forend is sound with good checkering, some normal nicks & dings and retains most of its orig piano varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, bore has strong distinct rifling with some minor scattered pitting. 4-40290 BDT45 (8,000-15,000)

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RARE FLAT SIDE WINCHESTER MODEL 1895. SN 1679. Cal. 38-72 W.C.F. 26″ tapered oct bbl, dovetail half-nickel front sight with set screw, serrated side V-notch sporting rear with set screw. Top flat of bbl marked “MANUFACTURED BY THE/WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A.” Adjacent receiver “38-72 W.C.F.” Early flat side receiver with solid lever, top tang marked “WINCHESTER/MODEL 1895”. Mounted with lightly figured walnut, uncheckered straight grip, steel crescent buttplate, schnable forend with ebony tip insert. PROVENANCE: Dr. Edmund Lewis Collection CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains orig blue that is toned with a gray brown patina, bright on sharp edges, a few small rub marks and minor nicks and fine scratches. Receiver retains bright orig blue, thinning on sharp edges with some nicks, dings and scratches, some small spotting flakes with fine surface oxidation. Hammer shows fading orig case colors as well as trigger link. Mag box and lever have fading orig blue with usual wear blending with silver and brown patina. Stock is sound with normal minor nicks, dings and scratches and retains orig finish with hand worn patina through grip area. Forend is sound with usual minor nicks and small dents and retains orig finish blended with hand worn patina. Mechanics are crisp, good bore with strong rifling and a few small shallow pits. 4-41346 BDT96 (4,000-7,000)

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*BEAUTIFULLY RESTORED WINCHESTER MODEL 95 DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 404897. Cal. 405 WCF. 24″ rnd bbl, pedestal front with rotating 3-bead sight, Lyman fold down 2-leaf rear sight. Left side of bbl is marked “NICKEL STEEL BARREL/ESPECIALLY FOR SMOKELESS POWDER”, adjacent receiver “405 W.C.F.”, circled “WP” proof mark can be found top center of bbl and left side of receiver. Standard receiver with Lyman lever sight on left side marked “WR” on back. Mounted with highly figured walnut, checkered straight grip, smooth steel shotgun butt, sling eye 4-1/2″ from toe, “H” style, checkered schnable forend with ebony insert, 2-1/2″ forward of forend, bottom of bbl has dovetailed sling eye. Inspection of lower tang reveals markings XXX101, top tang channel of stock and bbl channel of forend have matching 101 number. Inside toe of buttplate is stamped “29”. CONDITION: Extremely fine, as probably factory restored to new condition. Bbl retains nearly all of its fine factory quality blue with just a couple minor nicks & scratches, receiver retains most of its factory quality blue with some minor wear on sharp edges and a couple minor nicks & scratches. Stock is sound with sharp checkering, some minor handling marks and retains most of a hand rubbed finish. Forend is sound with sharp checkering, some minor handling marks, and retains its hand rubbed finish. Mechanics are crisp, good bore with strong rifling. 4-40999 BDT27 (5,000-10,000)

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*SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 1895 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 46286. Cal. 30-1903. 24″ tapered rnd bbl, pedestal front with fine bead sight, serrated side, flat top, V-notch sporting rear with set screw. Left side of bbl below rear sight marked “NICKEL STEEL BARREL/ESPECIALLY FOR SMOKELESS POWDER”. Top of bbl adjacent receiver “30 U.S. MOD. 1903.” Standard receiver with fine matted center of receiver ring. Left side marked “MANUFACTURED BY THE WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO./NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A. PAT. NOV. 5. 95. NOV. 12. 95 AUG. 17. 97. JAN. 25. 98. AUG. 23. 98.” Top tang is marked “MODEL 1895/WINCHESTER/TRADEMARK”. Mounted with lightly figured straight grain walnut, uncheckered straight grip, steel crescent buttplate, standard schnable forend with ebony tip insert. PROVENANCE: Dr. Edmund Lewis Collection CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 97-98% orig blue with a few minor nicks and scratches and a couple minor spots of faint surface oxidation. Receiver retains 95% orig blue, flaking on both upper rear corners and blending with brown and silver patina, a few minor light nicks and scratches. Hammer retains good orig case colors with some thinning on right side. Mag box has strong orig blue with some minor rubbing on both sides. Stock is sound with a few minor nicks and dings and retains orig finish with a couple small areas that are flaking. Forend is sound with small shallow dent on right rear and a couple minor handling marks and retains orig finish. Mechanics are crisp with very nice shiny bore. 4-41342 BDT95 (4,000-7,000)

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*WINCHESTER MODEL 95 WITH BRITISH PROOF MARKS. SN 68392. Cal. .405WCF. 24″ tapered round bbl, pedestal front with large bead sight, 3-leaf rear sight (one standing, one folding). Left side of bbl, below rear sight is marked “NICKEL STEEL BARREL/ ESPECIALLY FOR SMOKELESS POWDER”. Right side of bbl, in chamber area, adjacent front of receiver, and back end of bolt are stamped with British proof marks. Standard receiver with top tang marked “MODEL 1895/WINCHESTER/TRADEMARK REG. IN U.S.A. PAT. OFF.” Mounted with lightly streaked walnut, uncheckered straight grip, Winchester hard-rubber shotgun butt with standard schnable forend with ebony tip insert. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl retains 95% orig blue with some fine surface oxidation spotting on forward left side blending with silver and brown patina and a couple typical, minor nicks and scratches. Receiver retains 90%+ orig blue, left side has some fine surface oxidation that has been clean, and blending with silver and brown patina. A couple of typical, minor light scratches and faint rub marks on upper, rear corners. Stock is sound with some minor nicks and light scratches and retains orig varnish blending with hand worn patina in grip area. Behind lower tang is neatly stamped the number “56470”. Forend is sound with a few minor nicks and shallow dings and retains orig varnish blending with some hand worn patina. Mechanics are crisp with a bright, shiny bore. 4-41345 BDT135 (4,500-7,500)

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*WINCHESTER MODEL 95 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 89446. Cal. .303British. 22″ round bbl, pedestal front with pin blade sight, military graduated ladder rear sight. Top of bbl from receiver to retaining ring is covered with wooden hand guard. Top of receiver has “WP” proof mark over “303/BR”. Left side of receiver has stud and saddle ring. Mounted with straight grain walnut, uncheckered straight grip, steel carbine buttplate with trapdoor, fluted carbine forend with single retaining band. CONDITION: Very good plus. Exposed bbl retains 98% orig blue with a couple minor rub marks and a light scratch, or two. Receiver has orig blue with some flaking, blending with brown and silver patina on right side. Left side has a peppering of silver patina from cleaning of fine surface oxidation. Hammer, lever and mag box show strong orig blue. Stock is sound with some minor handling marks and retains nearly all of its orig finish. Forend and handguard are sound with a few minor handling marks and retain virtually all of their orig finish. Mechanics are crisp with a bright, shiny bore. 4-41347 BDT158 (2,500-4,500)

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*RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 71 DELUXE CARBINE WITH BOLT PEEP. SN 13759. Cal. 348 WCF. 20″ rnd bbl with integral, stippled front ramp with bead sight and hood. Standard mag, slot blank in rear seat, bbl has standard markings. Standard long tang receiver with factory mounted bolt peep. Mounted with straight grain walnut, checkered pistol grip, Winchester hard rubber grip cap, checkered steel buttplate, inlet sling swivel base with swivel. Standard forend with checkered side panels, nosecap with integral base and swivel. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains orig factory blue with some minor muzzle wear, normal minor nicks & scratches and faint rub line from rear sight and elevator. Receiver retains orig blue with silvering on sharp edges, some minor thinning across bottom, some normal minor nicks & scratches and flaked finish on loading gate. Lever and hammer retain orig blue with some silvering on sharp edges and some flaking on lever. Stock is sound with good checkering, some normal minor handling marks, retaining orig finish with a thin coat of added oil. Forend is sound with good checkering, orig finish, blending with some hand worn patina across bottom. Mechanics are crisp with a nice shiny bore. 4-41023 BDT2 (4,000-6,000)

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*WINCHESTER MODEL 71 DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE WITH BOLT PEEP. SN 16682. Cal 348 WCF. 24″ rnd bbl, integral stippled ramp front with silver bead sight and hood. Standard mag, slot blank in rear seat, left side of bbl in chamber area marked “WINCHESTER/PROOF STEEL-MODEL 71-WINCHESTER/TRADEMARK-348 W.C.F.” Right side “MADE IN U.S.A. WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO./NEW HAVEN,CONN.” Standard long tang receiver with factory bolt mounted peep sight mounted with lightly figured straight grain walnut, checkered pistol grip with Winchester hard rubber grip cap, checkered steel buttplate, inlet sling swivel base, standard forend with checkered side panels, nosecap with integral sling swivel base. Bases are equipped with factory detachable swivels. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 97-98% orig factory blue, with just a few minor normal nicks & dings. Receiver retains 97-98% orig blue with some faint thinning on sharp edges and a few minor handling marks. Lever and hammer retain most of their orig blue. Stock is sound with sharp checkering, a few minor handling marks and retains orig finish with back 2-3/4″ darker having been covered by slip on recoil pad. Forend is sound with good checkering, a few minor handling marks, and retains its orig finish. Mechanics are crisp with a nice shiny bore as gun has seen minimal use. 4-41024 BDT1 (3,000-4,000)

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*VERY RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 65 DELUXE WITH BOLT PEEP. SN 1000889. Cal. 218 Bee. 24″ rnd bbl, 1/2 mag, stippled front ramp with silver bead sight and hood, sporting “V” notch rear sight with set screw. Left side of bbl marked “WINCHESTER/PROOF STEEL-MODEL 65-WINCHESTER/TRADEMARK-218 BEE”, right side marked “MADE IN U.S.A. WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO./NEW HAVEN. CONN.”, proof marks can be found top of bbl and receiver. Standard receiver with factory bolt mounted peep sight. Mounted with highly figured feather grain walnut, checkered pistol grip, smooth steel grip cap, checkered steel buttplate, standard forend with “H” style checkering and nosecap. Gun is accompanied by a four page George Madis letter detailing why the gun is a special parts cleanup made for an important person or employee. Detailed in the letter and first hand observation of gun show an assembly no. left side of lower tang of 73. The matching number can be observed in top tang channel of stock as well as back edge of forend. Lower tang also has the number “353” that is partially XX’d out. Bottom of bbl carries the marks “47” and “B”, front of receiver under forend has a triangular inspection proof as well as a small “0”. The “0” can also be found stamped on the underside of the hand fit grip cap. The letter goes on to state that the serial number of this gun was not assigned in 1932, per records in possession of George Madis and that is was used in ’47 as parts cleanup as dated on bottom of bbl. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 95% orig blue that is thinning in some areas and has normal minor nicks & dings. Receiver retains about 95% orig blue, silvering on sharp edges, and slightly thinning across bottom with normal minor nicks & dings. Stock is sound with good checkering, a few small handling marks, and retains a high gloss finish. Forend is sound with good checkering, normal small nicks & scratches, and retains high gloss finish blended with some hand worn patina. Mechanics are crisp with a nice shiny bore. 4-40279 BDT47 (7,500-15,500)

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*VERY SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 65 DELUXE WITH BOLT PEEP. SN 1006062. Cal 218 Bee. 24″ rnd bbl, button mag, integral stippled ramp with silver bead sight and hood, 22 series rear sight with elevator. Left side of bbl in chamber area marked “WINCHESTER/PROOF STEEL-MODEL 65-WINCHESTER/TRADEMARK-218BEE”. Right side “MADE IN U.S.A. WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO./NEW HAVEN, CONN.” Standard receiver with factory mounted bolt peep. Mounted with straight grain walnut, checkered pistol grip, Winchester hard rubber grip cap, checkered steel buttplate, inlet swivel base with swivel, standard forend with checkered side panels, nosecap with integral base and swivel. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 95-97% orig blue with some minor muzzle wear, normal minor nicks & scratches. Receiver retains 95-97% orig blue, thinning on sharp edges and a couple minor fine scratches. Hammer retains orig blue, thinning on sides, lever retains most of its orig blue. Stock is sound with good checkering, some minor nicks & fine handling marks and retains orig finish with a thin coat of added oil. Forend is sound with good checkering, some minor handling marks and retains orig finish blended with hand worn patina across bottom. Nosecap retains most of a fine factory quality restored blue. Mechanics are crisp with a nice shiny bore. 4-41008 BDT4 (6,000-12,000)

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*SUPERB WINCHESTER MODEL 65 BOLT PEEP WITH BOX. SN 1005887. Cal. 218 Bee. 24″ rnd bbl with 1/2 mag, integral stippled front ramp with silver bead sight and hood, blank in rear seat. Left side of bbl is marked “WINCHESTER/PROOF STEEL-MODEL 65-WINCHESTER/TRADEMARK-218BEE”, right side marked “MADE IN U.S.A. WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO./NEW HAVEN. CONN.”, proof marks are found top of bbl and receiver. Standard receiver with factory mounted bolt peep sight, mounted with straight grain walnut, uncheckered pistol grip, checkered steel buttplate, standard forend with nosecap. Gun is accompanied by an orig box with colorful stick on label identifying the Winchester Model 65, also on lid of box is a postmaster label to “WM. J. Schneider” of Tolar, New Mexico from “Crook’s Cash Hdw.” of Harlem, Montana. There is also a railway express agency label No. 3127 and written in pencil value $60.00. The end label of box is mostly deteriorated, however, lever action can be read as well as “Cal. 218 Winchester Bee”. Included in box are a couple of dividers and instruction pamphlet for Models 53, 65, 86 and 92. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl retains 98% orig blue with some very faint muzzle wear, a couple minor tiny scratches and two small rub marks behind rear seat. Receiver retains 98% orig blue, starting to thin on a couple sharp edges and a couple minor faint scratches. Hammer and lever retain strong orig blue. Hammer slightly silvering on tip. Stock is sound with a couple minor handling marks and retains nearly all its orig finish. Forend is sound with a few minor handling marks and retains its orig finish. Nosecap has flaked and has blue blending with gray patina. Mechanics are crisp with a bright shiny bore as gun has seen very little use. Box is all there with some water staining and torn corners and light tattering. 4-40299 BDT46 (5,000-8,000)

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*SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 53. SN 4621. Cal. 25-20 WCF. 22″ rnd bbl, button mag, pedestal front base with Lyman fine bead sight, slot blank in rear seat. Left side of bbl in chamber area marked “MODEL 53-WINCHESTER/TRADEMARK-NICKEL STEEL-25-20 W.C.F.” Right side is marked “MADE IN U.S.A. WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO./NEW HAVEN, CONN.” Standard receiver with Lyman tang mounted peep sight. Mounted with lightly figured straight grain walnut, uncheckered straight grip, serrated steel buttplate, standard forend with nosecap. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl retains nearly all of its fine orig blue with a faint rub mark over chamber from sight elevator. Receiver retains most of its orig finish with some minor thinning on sharp edges and a couple fine scratches on right side. Lever and hammer retains most of their orig blue. Stock is sound with some minor handling marks and retains most of its orig finish with one tiny chip at toe. Forend is sound with some minor handling marks and retains orig finish. Mechanics are crisp with a nice shiny bore as gun has seen very little use. 4-41013 BDT3 (4,000-6,000)

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*VERY SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 53 SEMI-DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 985303. Cal. 25-20 WCF. 22″ rnd bbl, button mag, pedestal base front with Lyman gold bead sight, 22 series rear sight with elevator. Left side of bbl marked “MODEL 53-WINCHESTER/TRADEMARK-NICKEL STEEL-25-20 W.C.F.” Right side, “MADE IN U.S.A. WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO./ NEW HAVEN, CONN.” Standard receiver, mounted with lightly figured straight grain walnut, “I” checkered pistol grip, Winchester hard rubber grip cap, serrated steel buttplate. Standard forend with “I” checkered diamond with nosecap. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 95% orig blue with some minor muzzle wear and a small spot of surface oxidation at muzzle. There is normal minor nicks & scratches and two areas where bbl has rubbed against something leaving a silver patina. Receiver retains most of its orig blue with some flaking blending with brown patina and normal minor handling marks. Stock is sound with sharp checkering, a few minor nicks & dings and minor handling marks. Forend is sound with good checkering, with a small area of slightly flattened points, normal minor nicks & dings and retaining orig finish. Nosecap has flaked about 50% blending with brown patina. Mechanics are crisp with a bright shiny bore as gun has seen very little use. 4-41007 BDT5 (5,000-10,000)

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*SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 53. SN 962262. Cal. 32 WCF. 20″ rnd bbl with button magazine, short ramp with Lyman gold bead front sight, flattop V-notch sporting rear sight. Left side of bbl marked “MODEL 53-WINCHESTER-NICKEL STEEL-32 W.C.F./TRADEMARK” right side marked “MADE IN U.S.A. WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO./NEW HAVEN. CONN.”. Standard receiver mounted with straight grain walnut, uncheckered straight grip, steel shotgun buttplate with serrated center, standard forend with nosecap. CONDITION: Good. Bbl retains 95% original blue with some narrow striation marks blending with silver patina and normal minor nicks and scratches. Receiver has flaked and blended with brown patina, left side with narrow striations blending with silver, some minor shallow surface pitting on both upper and lower tangs. Hammer shows original blue blending with some brown patina on left side, lever shows flaking original blue blending with brown patina and some very fine surface oxidation. Stock is sound with some minor nicks and scratches, a couple spots of flaked finish retaining most of its original finish. Forend sound with minor nicks and dings showing original finish with some flaking near receiver. Nosecap has flaked and is a brown and silver patina. Mechanics are crisp with a bright shiny bore. 4-41330 BDT127 (1,500-3,000)

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*EXTREMELY RARE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 64 DELUXE. SN 1328489. Cal 38-55. 24″ rnd bbl, 2/3 mag, stippled front ramp with ivory bead sight and hood, 22 series rear sight with elevator. Left side of bbl below sight marked “WINCHESTER/PROOF STEEL-MODEL 64-WINCHESTER/TRADEMARK”. Right side “MADE IN U.S.A. WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO./NEW HAVEN, CONN.” Top of bbl, forward of proof mark is hand stamped “38-55”. Standard receiver mounted with lightly figured straight grain walnut, checkered pistol grip, Winchester hard rubber grip cap, checkered steel buttplate, inlet swivel base with swivel. Standard forend with checkered side panels, nosecap with integral swivel base and swivel. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl and mag tube retain nearly all of its fine blue finish with just a couple minor nicks & light scratches. Receiver retains 95% of its orig blue finish with some thinning on sharp edges, a series of light scratches on upper left side and a minor rub mark at the rear of upper left side. Stock is sound with good checkering, some typical minor light nicks & scratches, some tiny chipping at toe and retains orig finish with a light coat of added oil. Forend is sound with good checkering, some typical minor handling marks and retains orig finish blending with some hand worn patina across bottom. Mechanics are crisp with a nice shiny bore. 4-41020 BDT6 (8,000-12,000)

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*SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 64 DELUXE WITH BOLT PEEP. SN 1133136. Cal. 219 ZIPPER. 26″ rnd bbl, 2/3 mag, integral stippled front ramp with gold bead sight and hood, slot blank in rear seat. Left side of bbl marked “WINCHESTER/PROOF STEEL-MODEL 64-WINCHESTER/TRADEMARK-219 ZIPPER”, right side marked “MADE IN U.S.A. WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO./NEW HAVEN, CONN.” Standard receiver with factory mounted bolt peep sight. Mounted with nicely figured straight grain walnut, checkered pistol grip, Winchester hard rubber grip cap, checkered steel buttplate, inlet swivel base with swivel, standard forend with checkered side panels, nosecap with integral swivel base and swivel. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl and mag tube retain most of their orig blue with minor muzzle wear and a couple faint light nicks & scratches. Receiver retains nearly all of its orig blue with just a couple minor light handling marks. Stock is sound with sharp checkering, a few minor handling marks, a couple shallow chips right side, top of buttplate and retains orig finish that appears to have been waxed. Forend is sound with good checkering, a couple minor handling marks and retains orig finish that appears to have been waxed. Mechanics are crisp with a bright shiny bore as gun appears to have seen very little use. 4-41018 BDT7 (5,000-8,000)

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*RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 64 DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 1128752. Cal 25-35 WCF. 24″ bbl, 2/3 mag, integral stippled front ramp with silver bead sight and hood, “22” series rear sight with elevator. Left side of bbl is marked “WINCHESTER/PROOF STEEL-MODEL 64-WINCHESTER/TRADEMARK/25-35 W.C.F.” Right side marked “MADE IN U.S.A. WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO./NEW HAVEN, CONN.” Standard receiver mounted with lightly figured straight grain walnut, checkered pistol grip, Winchester hard rubber grip cap, checkered steel buttplate, inlet swivel base with swivel, standard forend with checkered side panels, nosecap with integral swivel base and swivel. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl and mag tube retain most of their orig blue with just a few minor light nicks & scratches. Receiver retains 95% orig blue with thinning at sharp edges, minor rub mark on both sides of upper rear and a couple of faint minor handling marks. Stock is sound with good checkering, a few minor shallow nicks & dings and retains most of its orig finish. Forend is sound with good checkering, some minor handling marks, retaining orig finish with a few small spots of flaking. Mechanics are crisp with a nice shiny bore as gun appears to have seen very little use. 4-41021 BDT8 (6,000-9,000)

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*SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 64 CARBINE. SN 1147625. Cal. 25-35. 20″ rnd bbl, 2/3 mag, short stippled front ramp with gold bead sight and hood, flip-up adjustable rear sight. Left side of bbl below rear sight is marked “WINCHESTER/PROOF STEEL-MODEL 64-WINCHESTER/TRADEMARK-25-35 W.C.F.”, right side “MADE IN U.S.A. WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO./NEW HAVEN. CONN.”, proof marks are found top of bbl and receiver. Standard receiver, left side mounted with Lyman #66A peep sight. Mounted with lightly figured straight grain walnut, uncheckered pistol grip, checkered steel buttplate, standard forend with nosecap. Magazine cap has been replaced with a detachable sling swivel and buttstock is mounted with matching swivel. Swivel equipped with a leather adjustable sling. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl and mag tube retain about 95% orig blue with some faint muzzle wear, some normal minor nicks & scratches and small rub mark over chamber. Receiver retains most of its factory blue with some minor thinning on sharp edges and normal light nicks & scratches. Hammer has orig blue, silvering on left side. Lever has flaking orig blue blending with silver and brown patina. Stock is sound with a few spots of minor bruising, normal nicks & scratches and retains orig finish blended with hand worn patina. Forend is sound with some minor nicks & dings, retains orig finish blended with hand worn patina. Mechanics are crisp with a nice shiny bore. 4-40282 BDT44 (3,000-6,000)

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*WINCHESTER MODEL 64 DELUXE CARBINE. SN 1466351. Cal 30 WCF. 20″ rnd bbl, 3/4 mag, short stippled front wrap with silver bead sight and hood, “22” series rear sight with elevator. Left side of bbl marked “WINCHESTER/PROOF STEEL-MODEL 64-WINCHESTER/TRADEMARK-30 W.C.F.”, right side marked “MADE IN U.S.A. WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO./NEW HAVEN, CONN.” Standard receiver, mounted with straight grain walnut, checkered pistol grip, Winchester hard rubber grip cap, checkered steel buttplate, inlet swivel base with swivel. Standard forend with checkered side panels, nosecap with integral swivel base and swivel. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl and mag tube retain most of their factory blue with a faint rub mark about 4″ behind front sight and a couple minor handling marks. Receiver retains 95-97% of its factory blue with some faint thinning on sharp edges, some light thinning across bottom, and a couple minor nicks & scratches. Stock is sound with good checkering, some minor handling marks, and retains most of its orig finish. Forend is sound with good checkering, some light handling marks and retains most of its orig finish. Mechanics are crisp with a nice shiny bore as gun appears to have seen very little use. 4-41017 BDT9 (2,500-5,000)

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*WINCHESTER MODEL 64 DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 1623743. Cal. .30WCF. 24″ tapered round bbl, 2/3 mag, integral stippled ramp front with fine bead sight and hood, 22 series sporting rear sight with set screw. Left side of bbl below rear sight is marked “MADE IN NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S. OF AMERICA/WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL-WINCHESTER/TRADEMARK-MODEL 64-30W.C.F.” “WP” proof marks are found top of bbl and receiver. Standard receiver mounted with dark straight grain walnut, checkered pistol grip, Winchester hard rubber grip cap, checkered steel shotgun butt, inlet base with detachable swivel, 2-3/4″ from toe, standard forend with checkered side panel, nosecap with integral base and detachable swivel. CONDITION: Extremely fine, possibly test fired only. Bbl and mag tube retain 99% orig blue with just a couple minor handling marks. Receiver retains 99% orig blue with just a few tiny, minor handling marks. Stock is sound with sharp crisp checkering, a couple faint scratches in its near 100% orig finish. Forend is sound with a couple very shallow depressions on bottom, sharp checkering and retains virtually all its orig finish. Mechanics are crisp with a bright, shiny bore as gun may be test fired only. 4-41019 BDT161 (2,500-3,500)

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*WINCHESTER MODEL 64 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 1869312. Cal. 30-30. 24-1/4″ rnd bbl, 2/3 mag, integral stippled front ramp silver bead sight with hood, 22 series rear sight with elevator. Left side of bbl below rear sight marked “MADE IN NEW HAVEN, CONN. U.S. OF AMERICA/WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL – WINCHESTER/TRADEMARK – MODEL 64 – 30-30 WIN.” Proof marks on top of bbl and receiver. Standard receiver mounted with lightly figured walnut, uncheckered pistol grip, checkered steel buttplate, standard forend with nosecap. PROVENANCE: Dr. Edmund Lewis Collection CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl and mag tube retain 98% orig blue with some minor muzzle wear, a few typical small nicks and scratches. Receiver retains 95-98% orig blue with some faint thinning on sharp edges, a couple minor nicks and scratches and two small rubbed areas on right side. Hammer and lever show strong orig blue. Stock is sound with some minor handling marks and retains most orig finish. Forend is sound with some minor handling marks, retaining most orig finish with a couple small spots that are flaked. Mechanics are crisp with bright shiny bore. 4-41337 BDT94 (800-1,200)

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*SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 55 SEMI-DELUXE TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 3763. Cal. 30 WCF. 24″ rnd bbl, 1/2 mag takedown, pedestal front base, with Marble #6 tunnel sight with ivory bead, “22” series rear sight with elevator. Left side of bbl is marked “MODEL 55-WINCHESTER/TRADEMARK-NICKEL STEEL-30 W.C.F.”, right side “MADE IN U.S.A. WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO./NEW HAVEN, CONN.” Standard takedown receiver, mounted with lightly figured straight grain walnut, “I” checkered pistol grip, Winchester hard rubber grip cap, serrated steel buttplate, standard forend with “I” style diamond checkering and nosecap. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 90% orig blue, minor muzzle wear, a couple areas thinning near forend and usual minor nicks & scratches. Takedown ring has flaked and is a blue mixing with brown/silver patina. Receiver has 85-90% orig blue, showing bright on sharp edges, some flaking areas that are mixing with brown patina and usual minor nicks & scratches. Stock is sound, with good checkering, typical small nicks & dings, a couple areas of flaked orig finish that has had a thin coat of added oil. Forend is sound with good checkering, small chip on forward left side at nosecap, usual minor nicks & dings and retains orig finish with a thin coat of added oil. Mechanics are crisp with a shiny bore. 4-41016 BDT11 (3,000-6,000)

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*SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 55 DELUXE TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 1056570. Cal. 30WCF. 24-1/4″ tapered rnd bbl, half mag takedown, short pedestal front with ivory bead sight, 22 Series rear sight. Left side bbl below rear sight is marked “MODEL 55 – WINCHESTER / TRADEMARK – NICKEL STEEL – 30 W.C.F.”, right side is marked “MADE IN U.S.A. WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. / NEW HAVEN. CONN.”. Standard receiver mounted with lightly figured straight grain walnut, checkered pistol grip, Winchester hard rubber grip cap, steel shotgun buttplate with serrated center, H-style checkered forend with nosecap. Inspection of inside lower tang reveals assembly number “5531R”. Matching numbers are also found in top tang channel of stock and inside toe of buttplate. PROVENANCE: Dr. Edmund Lewis Collection CONDITION: Extremely fine, as beautifully restored. Bbl and mag tube retain 95% restored blue with an area behind front sight of very fine pin head size surface oxidation that is blending with a gray patina. A couple minor nicks and scratches. Receiver and takedown ring retain virtually all of their fine restored blue finish with a small mark on forward right side. Wood is sound with sharp re-cut checkering, a few minor handling marks and retains a factory quality restored finish. Forend is sound with sharp re-cut checkering, a couple minor handling marks and retains a factory quality restored finish. Mechanics are crisp with a nice bore with strong rifling. 4-41341 BDT130 (700-1,000)

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*WINCHESTER MODEL 55 TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 1019810. Cal. 30WCF. 24″ tapered, round bbl, half mag takedown, pedestal front with gold bead sight, flattop V-notch sporting rear sight. Left side of bbl below rear sight is Marked “MODEL 55-WINCHESTER/TRADEMARK-NICKEL STEEL-30 W.C.F.” Top of bbl adjacent takedown ring and top of receiver have “WP” proof marks. Standard receiver mounted with streaky straight grain walnut, uncheckered straight grip, steel shotgun butt with serrated center, standard forend with nosecap. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl retains 95-97% orig blue with a couple minor rub marks blending with silver patina. Normal rub mark on bottom from takedown and a couple minor nicks and dings. Receiver retains 80-85% dulling orig blue with some flaking and blending with brown patina. A few minor light nicks and scratches. Hammer retains good orig blue slightly silvering on edges. Lever retains strong orig blue. Stock is sound with a few minor light handling marks and retains nearly all its orig finish. Forend is sound with some minor handling marks and retains orig finish. Nosecap has good orig blue with flaking and blending with brown patina. Mechanics are crisp with a bright, shiny bore. 4-41349 BDT156 (2,000-4,000)

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*WINCHESTER MODEL 1910 SL SEMI-AUTO RIFLE. SN 2820. Cal. 401. 20″ tapered rnd bbl, pedestal front with half-nickel front sight, 22 series rear sight with elevator. Left side of bbl marked “MANUFACTURED BY THE WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO./NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A. SELF LOADING MODEL 1910. PAT. AUG. 27./DEC. 10. 1901. FEB. 25. 1902. FEB. 17. DEC. 22. 1903. AUG. 21. 1906. OCT. 30. 1906. – .401 CAL.” Below rear sight “NICKEL STEEL BARREL/ESPECIALLY FOR SMOKELESS POWDER”. Proof marks are found top of bbl and receiver. Standard receiver with takedown knob on rear tang. Mounted with straight grain walnut, uncheckered pistol grip, Winchester hard rubber buttplate, detachable mag marked “.401 CAL” on bottom, standard forend and nosecap with activating rod. PROVENANCE: Dr. Ed Lewis collection. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 98% orig blue with some faint muzzle wear, a couple light nicks and scratches, very fine spotting of faint surface oxidation. Receiver retains 95% orig blue with some spotting of fine surface oxidation and areas flaked and blending with dark patina. Stock is sound with normal minor nicks and dings and retains orig finish blending with hand worn patina. Forend is sound with minor light scratches, orig finish with some small areas that are flaked and blending with hand worn patina. Mechanics are crisp with bright shiny bore. 4-41334 BDT97 (500-800)

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RARE WINCHESTER DELUXE MODEL 1887 LEVER ACTION SHOTGUN. SN 22144. Cal. 12 ga. Very rare Model 1887 with 30″ Damascus bbl with brass bead front sight & half magazine. It is mounted with 3X, very highly figured American walnut with diamond checkered forearm panels and rnd knob pistol grip stock with checkered steel Winchester butt plate. Receiver is color case hardened with a simple dbl line engraved border and the Winchester Repeating Arms Co. logo on left side. Left side of lower tang under the wood has the assembly number “593 RB XXX”. No markings were observed in butt-stock top tang channel and the steel butt-plate is marked “722” inside toe. The “RB” in the assembly number indicates that it should have had a hard rubber butt plate. This shotgun will letter from the Cody Firearms Museum as a 12 ga. with 30″ fine Damascus bbl, fancy checkered stock, rubber butt with “Order Paris”, received in warehouse March 3, 1889 with no shipping date indicated. This shotgun was part of a large arms collection, very recently obtained out of Europe. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl retains most of its orig fine Damascus pattern and blue/brown finish. Magazine tube retains about all of its orig blue with light surface etching. Receiver, breech block, lever & hammer retain most of their brilliant orig factory case colors with some light surface etching on receiver. Outer edges of lever have faded to brown with some moderate corrosion inside the loop. Top tang is a silver brown patina. Forend panels have a couple of minor nicks with light diamond point wear and retain most of their orig oil finish. The replacement butt stock is extremely fine showing very little wear and retaining about all of its fine custom oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-41166 JR93 (6,000-10,000)

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*WINCHESTER 1901 LEVER ACTION SHOTGUN. SN 77931. Cal. 10 ga. 31-1/4″ bbl, sgl brass bead sight, 2-7/8″ chamber full choke. Left side of bbl marked “MANUFACTURED BY THE WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO./NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A. PAT. FEB. 16. 86. JULY 20. 86. DEC. 14. 86. AUG. 31. 97. MODEL 1901 10 GA.” Proof marks top of bbl and left side receiver ring. Standard receiver with scripted “WRA Co” monogram on left side. Mounted with straight grain walnut, uncheckered round knob pistol grip, checkered steel buttplate, 2-pc forend retained by 2 screws. PROVENANCE: Dr. Ed Lewis collection. CONDITION: Fine plus. Bbl and mag tube retain 95% orig blue with some minor nicks and scratches, a very small shallow dent 8″ from muzzle on left side, thinning and blending with silver patina in chamber area. Receiver retains 95-98% orig blue, just starting to silver on some sharp edges, a couple light scratches and a few spots of fine pinprick surface oxidation. Stock is sound with a few normal minor nicks and scratches, some minor darkening around top tang with a tiny hairline crack behind top tang and some minor darkening at buttplate, retaining a cleaned orig finish. Forearm is sound with some minor nicks and scratches, some minor darkening at receiver at left side and retains a cleaned orig finish. Mechanics are crisp, shiny bore with some faint frosting just forward of chamber. 4-41335 BDT98 (1,750-2,500)

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SCARCE MODEL 1897 WINCHESTER DOUBLE-W CARTRIDGE BOARD. Fine display, mounted with 226 Winchester items including rim fire and center fire hand gun and rifle cartridges, brass shotgun shells, paper shot shells, three window shot shells, primer and cat boxes and bullets. Basic board has the Winchester Repeating Arms Company logo in red with other advertising around the board. Essentially it has the famous A.B. Frost Vignette and two old hunters, one loading his pipe, and the other smoking, sitting on a log with their Winchester rifles leaning on the log looking at the dead bear in the foreground. Left side of the board has flying mallard ducks with its beak partially covered by a cartridge. Right side has the head of a bull moose image is mounted on its original gold lined oak frame. The paper flag cover on the reverse is missing however, the back of the cardboard mounting retains the original label which states “PRESENTED WITH COMPLIMENTS/OF THE/WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS COMPANY/PLEASE HANG IN A PROMINENT PLACE”. SIZE: 49-1/4″ X 31-3/4″ sight (image only). PROVENANCE: Dr. Edmund Lewis Collection CONDITION: The board has been professionally touches up and all cartridges have been nicely rewired so they are sound and in tact, colors are reasonably strong throughout as usual the Red portion in Winchester is faded some, good frame, appears to be in generally very good condition. An Iconic Winchester display for any serious Winchester collector. 4-41355 JDJ4 (10,000-15,000)

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RARE WINCHESTER BEAR DOGS PRINT IN DELUXE ORIGINAL FRAME. Fine H.R. Poore (1858-1940) Bear Dog lithograph with exposed image 35″ x 25-1/4″. Image is of two large bear dogs with two others in the background reported to have belonged to Oliver Winchester or a member of the Winchester family. Accompanied by its orig dark oak frame, 41-1/2″ x 32″, with decorative decal decorations consisting of the Winchester red “W” in each corner with four cartridges and a geometric outline. Each end of frame has three colorful shot shell decals and the top with the “WINCHESTER” stylized, patented name. Bottom of frame is stenciled with “RIFLES, SHOTGUNS AND AMMUNITION FOR SALE HERE”. These prints were furnished to Winchester dealers & distributors beginning in about 1907 and the image was still being used on calendars well into the 1920s. This is one of Winchester’s more popular pieces of advertising/calendar art. CONDITION: Fine. There are some minor scattered touch-ups. Image has a few very minor nicks & scratches with one narrow scratch through one of the dog’s faces and a couple of minor scuffs in the lower right corner not affected the image. Frame liner retains most of its orig gold. Outside frame shows some light corner wear and a couple of minor chips and retains most of its orig dark stain and bright lettering. Lettering on bottom of frame appears to have been lightly cleaned but is completely intact, strong & legible. 4-40303 JR184 (6,000-10,000)

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PETERS CARTRIDGE COMPANY 1909 CALENDAR. Hunting illustration by A. Muss-Arnolt “The First Lesson – Steady”. This retains the original metal band and hanger at top, there is no metal hanger and band at the bottom, the calendar pad includes the month of October and December, 1909. Nicely Matted SIZE: 27″ (h) and 13-3/4″ (w), (exact size of calendar.) PROVENANCE: Dr. Edmund Lewis Collection CONDITION: A couple of wrinkles in the upper portion. Color touch up to approximately 1/4″ of the very bottom edge. (Under the mat) 4-41360 JDJ1 (2,000-3,000)

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PETERS CARTRIDGE COMPANY 1906 CALENDAR. Illustration of moose hunters “Coming Out A Head”, Strobridge Litho Company, Cincinnati Ohio. Calendar pad consists of the Month of October 1906. This is complete with a metal band at both top and bottom, it is nicely framed and matted. SIZE: Approx. 14″(w) X 27-1/2″(l). PROVENANCE: Dr. Edmund Lewis Collection CONDITION: Very good, lower portion of calendar has a repaired tear at the lower right hand corner, (2″ piece of repair tape on back) otherwise generally very nice condition with great color. 4-41359 JDJ2 (2,500-3,500)

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PETERS CARTRIDGE COMPANY 1911 CALENDAR. Hunting dog illustrations by Muss-Arnolt, nicely matted and framed. Retains both metal bands at the bottom and top. February 1911 is the only Month remaining on the calendar pad. SIZE: 15-3/4″ (w) X 27″ (l), exact size of the calendar. PROVENANCE: Dr. Edmund Lewis Collection CONDITION: There are three creases that run most of the way across the image, one where the hunter is, second one where the largest dog is, and the final crease just above the calendar pad. There is a small blemish, separation to the right of the calendar pad where it has been pulled together and professionally taped, (in back) and there are two other small pieces of professional tape applied to the back onleft hand side, color is nice, otherwise generally good. 4-41361 JDJ3 (2,000-3,000)

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RARE WINCHESTER STEEL OUTDOOR STORE ADVERTISING SIGN. Made of 1/8″ sheet steel about 40-1/2″ long in the shape of a Model 1866 lever action rifle, complete with sights, lever & hammer, with the incised outline of a magazine tube, forearm, forend cap and buttstock. Sign is dbl sided and stamped on forearm, “FOUNDED 1866” and on the stock “WINCHESTER / REPEATING ARMS CO / NEW HAVEN CONN.” Sign is in old red paint and stenciled in gold lettering “WINCHESTER ARMS AND AMMUNITION SINCE 1866”. Sign has a hole through receiver area and another about mid-point on bbl where it is suspended from chains which are attached to a hand wrought iron wall mount. The arm of the mount extends approx. 45″ in a “V” shape for support and is attached to a wrought-iron base about 33-1/2″ high x 2″ wide and 1/4″ thick. The top of the base is hand forged and split into a ram’s horn shape with a half curl at the toe. The support arm is hand riveted to the base. Base has three 1/2″ holes for mounting to the wall. This identical sign, without the base, is pictured on p. 58 of Winchester Rarities, Webster. The book does not identify the sign or give any information about it but it is identical and pictured in color. CONDITION: Fine. Overall retains most of its orig old red paint and gold stenciled lettering. Left side shows some slight losses on bbl & magazine tube area, otherwise very fine. Mount shows heavy rust but is completely sound. Chains, where they pass through the holes in the sign, show heavy wear and the holes in the sign are elongated indicating having been mounted in this manner for many years. 4-40308 JR187 (10,000-15,000)

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LOT OF TWO FULL BOXES WINCHESTER 44 WCF CARTRIDGES. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Two scarce boxes of Winchester cartridges with green & black labels and Kraft colored bands with the line drawing of a Winchester Model 1873 saddle ring carbine on one side. Labels are marked “CARTRIDGES / FOR / WINCHESTER RIFLE MODEL 1873” and have a line drawing of a cartridge in the center. One end of each box is marked “WINCHESTER / 44 CALIBER. C.F. / MODEL 1873” and the other end has the identical line drawing o a cartridge as is on the top label. Both boxes are sealed in plastic and were not examined. One box appears to be completely sealed and the other is open. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. One box has only a few scattered tiny spots of wear with minor soil on the top label, appears to be opened with one top edge broken, otherwise is crisp & clean with fine markings. The other box appears to have two sealed edges with two other edges open and has a few spots of wear on top label with some light soil. 4-41692 JR247 (2,500-3,500)

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LOT OF FOUR WINCHESTER LOADING TOOLS AND CLEANING RODS. SN NSN. 1) 1874 and 1882 patent nutcracker type loading tool for 25-20 Winchester center fire with orig two-piece box. 2) 1880 patent loading tool for 40-65. 3) 1894 patent type loading tool for 32-40 Winchester. 4) March 17 91 patent for 45-90. 5) Also included are two cleaning rods for model 1873 or 76 rifles, one is 29-1/4″ with brass tip, and the other is 28-1/4 with steel tip. CONDITION: 25-20 is excellent with nearly all of its blue. Box is very good. Label is foxed. 40-65 is fine with about 50% blue showing some minor cleaning. 32-40 is good with traces of orig blue, mostly gray to brown patina. 45-90 is excellent. Cleaning rods are cleaned to silver with minor rusting and marks. 4-41362 MGM151 (600-1,000)

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LARGE LOT OF COLLECTIBLE CARTRIDGE BOXES, SOME FULL, SOME PARTIAL & SOME EMPTY, ALONG WITH TWO LARGE LOTS OF PERCUSSION CAPS & PRIMERS. 1) Box of U.S. Cartridge Co. 44 CF ctgs. with yellow label & Kraft colored band. Label has a line drawing of the Colt Open Top revolver and is labeled “CENTRAL FIRE METALLIC CARTRIDGES FOR COLT’S NEW BREECH-LOADING ARMY REVOLVER”. Side label & end labels are also marked “COLT’S ARMY PISTOL”. – Box is sealed with moderate to heavy soil & some light wear on the label. 2) U.S. Cartridge Co. Empty box for 45 Colt ctgs. Box has yellow & black label with Kraft colored band. Label has line drawing of a Single Action Army revolver and is marked “CENTRAL FIRE METALLIC CARTRIDGES FOR COLT’S NEW BREECH LOADING ARMY REVOLVER ADOPTED BY THE UNITED STATES ARMY FOR THE CAVALRY SERVICE”. This label is applied over an earlier label, probably the same as item “1” above. – Label has a couple of chips in one corner, otherwise is completely intact with light to moderate soil. Box has one hole in the bottom. 3) Box for 50 #1 (32) Teatfire ctgs. for the National Revolver. Box is orange, 2-pc with black & gold label. Appears to be mostly full. – Label has a couple of small damages but is completely legible. Box is sound. 4) Box for 50 #1 (32) Teatfire ctgs. for the National Revolver. Box is orange, 2-pc with black & gold label. Seems to contain two cartridges. – Label is very fine with only a couple of minor chips in the edge and light soil. Lid is missing one edge, otherwise box is fine with moderate soil. 5) Rare box of Phoenix Cartridge Co. #30 RF ctgs. Box is 2-pc, black with dark blue & gold label and is partially full. – Box appears to be sound with worn edges and some chips on edge of label, not affecting the writing. Strong blue with fine gold writing. 6) Four picture boxes of 38 Colt & 41 Colt ctgs., 3 by Winchester and 1 by UMC. All have line drawings of a Lightning/Thunderer revolver with green & black labels. The two 41 cal. boxes have orange bands, the 38 cal. Winchester box has a Kraft color band and the UMC box has a plaid body with green band. The 38 cal. boxes are partials. – All boxes appear to be sound with light to moderate soil. 7) Full box of UMC #2, 32 RF Short ctgs. Box is plaid with orange label & orange band with a line drawing of the S&W Old Model 1-1/2 Revolver. – Edges of the top are worn with part of the band missing; label is very fine with only a couple of very small chips & light soil. 8) Partial box for 100 UMC #1 22 Short ctgs. Box has green & black label with line drawing of S&W Model 1 rev. Box is plaid with orange band. – Very good. Edges are lightly chipped & worn with slightly damaged label with light to moderate soil. 9) Full box of Win. 44-40 Solid Head ctgs. with green & black label that has a line drawing of a ctg. in center. It has a Kraft colored band with a drawing of a Win. ’73 carbine on the side. – Very good to fine. Label is crisp & clear with a few minor nicks & a couple spots of wear. One top edge is open & an end of bottom is also open, otherwise box appears to be sealed. 10) Full box of Win. 38-40 ctgs., green & black label with ctg. in center & red band. – Box is open, one end of lid is missing with some stains on the other end. Label is intact with one small chip & moderate soil. 11) Full round-corner box of Win. 38-40 ctgs., green & black label with ctg. in center, red band is missing. – Fair. Label is completely legible, moderately to heavily faded with light to moderate soil. 12) Rem. Arms – UMC Full box of 45 Schofield ctgs. 2-pc box with blue label & a ctg. in center of top & a blue band. – Fair to good. Label & band are mostly intact with moderate wear & fading. Box is open. 13) Full sealed box of UMC 38-40 ctgs. Box has pea green label with ctg. in center & Kraft colored band. – Very fine. Label is lighly faded with a couple of minor chips. 14) Partial box of UMC 44-40 ctgs. Box has pea green label with ctg. in center with pea green band. – Box is open, probably about 1/3 full, missing part of band with 2 strips of tape over bottom. Label is sharp with light soil. 15) 3 full boxes of Win. 44 Russian. 2-pc boxes with red labels that wrap around ends. Labels have a ctg. in center. 1 box has a pc. of paper tape around bottom. – All 3 show light fading & light wear but are sound. 16) Box for U.S. Cartridge Co. for 50 44 Henry flat ctgs. containing 30 mixed ctgs. Label is pale blue with black lettering. – Box is open with losses to the band & label. Box shows edge wear, possibly with some repairs. 17) Rare box of 12 Frankford Arsenal 45 Colt ctgs. dated 1873. – Extr. fine, box is sealed. 18) Rare box of 12 Frankford Arsenal 45 Colt ctgs. dated 1874. – Extr. fine, box is sealed. 19) Rare box of 12 Frankford Arsenal 45 Colt ctgs. dated 1879. – Extr. fine, box is sealed. 20) Full box of 10 Frankford Arsenal Cal. 50 Rem. Army pistol ctgs. – Box is open but fine. 21) Full open box of 10 Frankford Arsenal Cal. 50 Rem. Army pistol ctgs. – Box is open with about a 1″ x 1″ pc. missing from lid, otherwise is fine. 22) Box of 12 Frankford Arsenal Martin Primed S&W Cal. 44 ctgs. – Box is sealed & fine. 23) Box of 10 Sharps 52 cal. linen ctgs. with 12 caps. – Sealed, v. fine. 24) Box for 10 Gallagher 50 cal. ctgs. by Poultney’s. – Box is open, moderately soiled & contains 1 ctg. 25) Full 42-rd box of Sage Ammunition Works, cal. 56-50 Spencer ctgs. Box is 2-pc of Kraft colored cardboard with green & black label. – Top & bottom have a band of tape, otherwise appears fine with light wear & soil on lid. 26) Empty box for 42 Crittenden & Tibbals 56 cal. ctgs. for the Spencer & Joslyn carbines. Box is 2-pc, vertical with Kraft & black label. – Old tape on one end, otherwise box appears fine. 27) Box of 10 Frankford Arsenal Spencer blanks. Label is blue & dated 1870. – Sealed, fine. 28) Unmkd. box of 7 Spencer ctgs. – Open, fine. 29) Wooden box for six cal. 44 skin ctgs. for Colt’s Army pistol. – Cartridges are intact, most of the paper wrapping is missing with partial front label. 30) Rare box containing 10 powder units for 54 cal. Model 1836 flintlock pistols. – Box appears to be sealed with one end partially open, otherwise fine. 31) Box of Sage combustible ctgs. for 36 cal. Whitney Navy pistol. – Top is partially open with moderate soil, otherwise fine. 32) Packet of six American Powder combustible ctgs. marked “FOR REMINGTON’S, COLT’S, AND OTHER REVOLVING HOLSTER PISTOL”. – Sealed with light to moderate soil. 33) Empty packet of Sage 44 cal. skin ctgs. marked “MANUFACTURED FOR W.J. SYMS & BRO.” – Appears to be completely intact with light to moderate soil. 34) 3 50-rd boxes of 41 cal. RF Short, 2 Win. & 1 UMC. – All appear to be full with one Win. box very worn & one very fine. UMC box heavily soiled. 35) Full sealed box of Win. 41 CF Short ctgs. Pea green & black label with orange band. – Couple of small breaks in band with light stains on one end of lid, light to moderate fading on label & light to moderate soil. 36) 2 boxes of 38 RF Short, 1 U.S. Cartridge & 1 Win. – Both appear to be full with intact labels & light to moderate soil. 37) 1 partial UMC 32 S&W box, blue label & band. – Fair, open, moderate to heavy soil. 38) Partial box of Win. cal. 30 RF Short, green & black label with orange band. – Open with heavily faded & lightly soiled label. 39) Partial box of early U.S. Cartridge Co. cal. 30 RF Long ctgs., black & Kraft colored label with red printing & orange band. – Missing about half the band with moderate to heavy soil & light wear on label. 40) 2 boxes of Win. 32-20 ctgs., One box is blank ctgs. & other shot ctgs., both have green & black label, one with orange band & the other Kraft band. Blank box has an over-label marked “Blank Cartridges”. – Both boxes show wear & soil. 41) Lot of about 31 tins & cartons of musket caps, percussion caps & very early primers incl. 2 rare lacquered tins of 500 UMC Berdan primers marked “FOR CANDLE PRACTICE ONLY”. – All tins & boxes are mostly good with a few very fine and a few poor. 42) Lot of approx. 24 tins of percussion caps and primers incl. 7 Eley marked tins, one of which has the repoussed brass top; 1 lg. & 1 sm. tin of Joyce caps; a rare tin for California Cap Co. caps with prancing lion top; a tin of Frankford Arsenal primers; a full tin of Maynard tape primers; 5 misc. tins of musket caps; 5 other sm. tins of pistol caps & one brass cap tin. – Condition ranges from poor to good with a couple of the Eley tins fine. PROVENANCE: Fred B. McDonald Estate Collection. CONDITION: As noted above in descriptions. 4-42201 JR273 (4,000-6,000)

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EXCEPTIONAL NIMSCHKE ENGRAVED COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 181618. Cal. 45 Colt. Nickel finish with 4-3/4″ bbl, full front sight and 2-line address with caliber marking on left side. Left side of frame has 2-line 3-patent dates and the rampant Colt in a circle beneath the engraving. Mounted with outstanding relief carved ox head pearl grips with ruby eyes. Revolver is engraved in New York style from the Nimschke shop with nearly full coverage foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background on the frame and hunter stars on each side of the forward frame. Top strap is stamped with six sets of bullseye shaped designs. Foliate arabesque patterns extend nearly the full length of the bbl. Top of back strap is engraved in a Nimschke style fan pattern with geometric patterns down back strap, over the butt strap & trigger guard. Cylinder is engraved with foliate arabesque patterns on the lands between the flutes and with a snake & dot pattern around the rear edge. SN was observed in the usual places, on frame, trigger guard & butt strap with the last three digits of SN on rear face of cylinder. Screws are all beautifully fire blued with a color case hardened hammer. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter identifying this revolver in caliber 45 Colt with 4-3/4″ bbl, rubber stocks and “soft” finish, shipped to Hartley & Graham, New York, NY on Dec. 14, 1898 in a 2-gun shipment. Remarks section states that the word “soft” under finish indicates that this revolver was shipped without final finishing for engraving outside the factory. Grips were obviously supplied by Hartley & Graham. CONDITION: Excellent plus, perhaps unfired. All matching except grips which are unnumbered. Overall retains virtually all of its fine bright nickel finish with only slight muzzle edge wear. Screws retain about all of their bright orig fire blue with the trigger retaining most of its orig fire blue on both sides and back edge with front edge turned plum . Hammer retains about all of its strong orig case colors, fading on top edge. Grips are sound with great fire & color. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with a few scattered spots of pitting. 4-41894 JR134 (60,000-80,000)

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*EXTRAORDINARY SET OF THREE KORNBRATH ENGRAVED GOLD INLAID COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVERS OWNED BY THE PRESIDENT OF ARGENTINA, MARCELO T. ALVEAR. SN 343199, 343200 & 343202. Cal. 44 Russian and S&W Spcl. All three revolvers are absolutely identical with blue & color case hardened finish, 7-1/2″ bbls, full thick front sights and 1-line Hartford address with caliber marking “RUSSIAN AND / S&W SPECIAL 44” on the left sides. Left front side of frames has 2-line 3-patent dates and rampant Colt without a circle. They are mounted with early, period of the revolvers, smooth 2-pc ivory grips with deep rampant Colt medallions that have left & right sides. Serial number 343200 is accompanied by its orig rampant Colt hard rubber grips numbered to that revolver. This fabulous set of revolvers, known as the “Triplets” are the only known set of three identically engraved by Rudolph J. Kornbrath, in his readily identifiable style of flowing floral, foliate & vine patterns. Frames have about 80% coverage with feather patterns on top straps. Top of back straps have a fine fan pattern with a cross hatch triangle in the center and small foliate arabesque patterns and zig-zag borders which extend completely down the buttstraps. Toe of buttstraps & trigger guards are engraved with foliate arabesque patterns which are also on the shoulders of the trigger guards and sides of the ears of the backstraps. Foliate patterns extend up the bbls and terminate in front of the addresses with matching patterns around the muzzles. Bbls have a fine gold band inlay in front of the frames which extend forward and terminate in a point ahead of the bbl addresses. Ejector rod housings are engraved with fine running leaf patterns. Cyls are engraved on the lands between the flutes with bowtie and foliate patterns and narrow a gold band around the rear edge of each cyl with adjacent snake & dot patterns. SNs were observed in the usual places on the bottom of the frames and right side of the front & backstraps under the grips. Last four digits of SNs are on the rear faces of the cyls. Screws are all high polish blue with SNs 343199 & 343200 showing no evidence of ever having been turned. SN 343202, the only used member of the Triplets, shows evidence of the screws having been removed. The orig, consecutive numbered pair, SNs 343199 & 343200 discovered in Argentina in the early 1990s and were returned to the United States where they were sold into the private collection of Dr. Joseph A. Murphy, where they remained until about 2000 or 2001 when they were sold through auction. Consignor purchased them at this auction and obtained a Colt factory letter which identified this pair as part of a shipment of three identical single actions having been shipped to Argentina. He immediately began a search for the third revolver of that shipment and through hard work and deductive reasoning discovered the SN of the third single action to be 343202, one number off from the above pair. With this information he began a grueling international search for the missing Triplet, which he successfully located on a remote ranch about 1,000 miles south of Buenos Aires in the Patagonia Region. In August 2008 consignor was able to purchase the third Triplet from this wealthy ranching family, arrange clearances and export permits, then flew to Argentina to conclude the sale. He was successful and returned the third Triplet to the United States to be reunited as we find them today. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter for SN 343200 which identifies it in caliber 44 S&W with 7-1/2″ bbl, blue finish, type of stocks not listed and factory special engraving with gold inlay, shipped to Don Alfredo Gottling, Buenos Aires, Argentina on Dec. 23, 1921 in a shipment of three same type revolvers. Obviously the ivory grips were installed at a later date, probably upon return to Colt after engraving. Don Alfredo Gottling was Argentina’s largest and most important firearms importer & dealer, who operated his shop “La Portena” in Buenos Aires. This shop was established in 1857 and remained in business until 1972. La Portena Gun Shop imported only the finest, highest quality firearms from all of Europe and the United States and catered to the highest rungs of Argentinian society. The shop was located at 611 Rivadavia which is almost at the corner of Florida Ave. and would have been very convenient for the soon to be president to stop by on his way to Government House, which he is reported to have done 15-20 days a month to see what new merchandise had arrived. President Alvear was a serious firearms collector and world champion pistol shooter. As of this writing it is not known whether these three revolvers were ordered by Pres. Alvear, presented to him by Colt or if Don Alfredo Gottling simply ordered them for stock and Pres. Alvear bought all three of them, or if they had been ordered specifically as a gift to Pres. Alvear. There are only 16 First Generation gold inlaid Colt Single Action revolvers and since most of the known pieces were presentations, simply due to the cost, it is likely that these three revolvers were intended as a presentation. SNs 343199 & 343200 were discovered in Argentina and purchased from the estate of Marcelo T. Alvear, who was the President of Argentina 1922-1928. Marcelo Torcuato de Alvear (1868-1942) was an Argentine statesman & diplomat who was the Ambassador to France (1917-1922), before becoming President of Argentina in 1922, leaving office in 1928. In 1931 he attempted to run for the Presidency once again, but for political reasons he was barred from the Presidency but was allowed to run again in 1937 and was defeated. It stands to reason that given the dates of Pres. Alvear ascension to office in 1922 and the shipping date of these revolvers of late Dec. 1921, it is very reasonable to assume that this set was an inauguration present for the new president. SNs 343199 & 343200 are pictured in full color on pp. 542 & 543 of The Colt Engraving Book Volume II, Wilson, and, also in full color on p. 146 of the book Steel Canvas, Wilson. Additionally accompanied by a 5-page letter from noted Colt historian & author, R.L. Wilson, wherein he extols the virtues of SNs 343199 & 343200. Apparently SN 343202 had not been discovered at the writing of this letter. He authenticates them as being engraved by Kornbrath. This exceptional and one of a kind set of three identically engraved and gold inlaid Single Action Army revolvers are being offered for the very first time in history as a complete set. Once they are sold it is unlikely they will ever be encountered again in this lifetime. Additionally accompanied by the following personal items from Pres. Alvear’s estate which include: 1) His personal Pampas Gaucho knife by famous Uruguayan knife maker J.M. Mailhos. It has 7-1/4″ x 1-5/16″ tapered flat ground blade with 2-3/4″ back grind marked with the maker’s name, address, logos and steel information on the left side. It is made without handguard and has an extremely elaborate silver & gold tapered handle with fluted gold pommel cap. Body of the handle is silver with three gold flower blossoms on top & bottom edges and elaborate inlaid gold, foliate & floral decorations on each side. Sheath is equally elaborate with beautifully laced rawhide body that has matching silver & gold mounts with a matching silver & gold belt tab that has gold intertwined initials that appear to be a horizontal “M” intertwined with a vertical “A”, the initials of Marcelo Alvear; 2) An extraordinary pair of Pampas Gaucho spurs that have 4-1/2″, forty-point rowels. The yokes & shanks are made of heavy silver covered steel with black cloissone inlaid engraving on both sides of the yokes, missing the straps. 3) Extremely ornate flat leather quirt with 14″ heavy silver handle and ornate leather wrist strap. The leather part is about 19″ x 1-1/2″ of two pieces of sewn leather, split at the end. Handle is elaborately decorated, of solid silver, marked near the toe “800”. Handle is deep repousse decorated in foliate & floral patterns with four gold flower blossoms and four gold leaves and a large, elaborate turban shaped pommel. 4) An extremely elaborate horse martingale made of round, buff colored leather covered in silver bands with nine small decorated silver conchos and one large matching decorated silver concho. 5) Extraordinary set of bolas constructed of three branches of braided rawhide leather attached to three ivory balls of graduated sizes with silver & gold trim. Ivory balls have silver top & bottom covers with silver bands mounted with gold flower blossoms which match the decoration on the knife & quirt. 6) A 3-1/2″ diameter x 3/16″ thick decorative medallion commemorating the installation of Pres. Alvear’s bronze statue which stands in Alvear Square in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The front depicts Gen. Alvear astride his horse in deep relief. Reverse is the commemoration of the statue which apparently was erected in 1923. 7) A 2-7/16″ diameter x 3/16″ thick silver medallion commemorating the founding of the Alvear Hospital in Oct. 1910. The front has the relief figure of Dr. Jose Alcorta and the reverse depicts three figures in the foreground with what is either the capital building or hospital in the background. PROVENANCE: Don Alfredo Gottling; Pres. of Argentina Marcelo T. Alvear; Dr. Joseph A. Murphy Collection; Clark S. Ullom Collection. CONDITION: SNs 343199 & 343200 are virtually identical in condition with both appearing to be unfired retaining virtually all of their strong orig factory finish with bright charcoal blue and vivid case colors. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bores. Grips are sound with a few minor age lines and retain a wonderful golden ivory patina. Orig hard rubber grips have a chipped right heel, otherwise are sound showing light diamond point wear. SN 343202 appears to be the only revolver of the Triplets that ever saw any use. It still remains in very fine condition with about 92-93% strong, bright orig blue on the bbl and about 75% on the ejector rod housing, mostly in the gullets. Frame retains brilliant case colors in the front gullets and in other sheltered areas with the majority lightly to moderately faded, silver on top strap, with bright colors in the sight groove. Hammer retains strong case colors on sides and rear edge with top edge turned dark. Cyl retains about 85% orig blue, dark in the flutes, thinning in the outer diameter. Trigger guard & backstrap retain blue in the sheltered areas with trigger bow, front strap, backstrap & buttstrap a plum brownish patina. Hammer is not solid in the safety or half cock notches, otherwise mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. Grips are sound with a few age lines and retain a fine medium ivory patina. Pres. Alvear’s personal items: 1) Very fine. Knife blade has been used & sharpened and slightly tipped with some light pitting on right side at handle, otherwise blade is fine. Handle, sheath & fittings are extremely fine showing very little wear. 2) Very fine. Spurs show very little wear with some light rust on the rowels. 3) Fine. Handle is sound showing very little use or wear. Leather part of quirt is dry but completely intact. At one time the leather was probably dyed red but is now faded to a buff color. 4) Martingale is extremely fine. Shows very little use with minor sweat stains. 5) Extremely fine. Leather of the bolas is a little dry but completely intact showing no wear. Very likely these were simply a decorative present of a traditional Argentinian Gaucho’s tool. 6) Extremely fine plus. Shows no wear. 7) Very fine, slightly oxidized. 4-37553, 4-37554, 4-37555 JR261 (300,000-450,000)

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*COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER WITH NEW MEXICO LAW ENFORCEMENT HISTORY. SN 335429. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Blue & color case hardened with 4-3/4″ bbl, altered & possibly replaced front sight with 2-line address and left side roll marked “COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER .44-40”. Left side of frame has 2-line 3-patent dates and rampant Colt. Mounted with 2-pc pearl grips with right side deep relief carved with a fine ox head. SN was observed on frame, trigger guard & butt strap with last four digits of SN on rear face of cylinder. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter identifying this revolver in caliber 44-40 with 4-3/4″ bbl, blue finish and type of stocks not listed, shipped to the Charles Ilfeld Co., Las Vegas, NM, for Cuba Mercantile Co. on Jan. 30, 1917, in a 1-gun shipment. Also accompanying is a reprint of a photo of the Ilfeld Building. Additionally accompanying is the oath of office form in the name of Serafin Barela who was elected Constable of Dona Ana County in the State of New Mexico with Mr. Barela’s signature, dated 26 Enero (January) 1923. Additionally accompanying is Mr. Barela’s official bond as the Constable of Precinct 15 and is dated 5 February 1923. Also accompanying is Mr. Barela’s automobile license placard which identifies him as a constable and his badge which also identifies him as a constable in Precinct 15 of Dona Ana County. The badge has the manufacturer’s name “BLACKINGTON” on the back. The badge is of polished nickel/silver in a shield shape with a pierced 5-point star in the center. Also accompanying is a fine money/cartridge belt that is about 43″ x 3″ of soft brown leather, folded & stitched on bottom with a small cut corner nickeled steel buckle. The tongue billet is marked “J.J. GIBSON / SILVER CITY, N.M. / MAKER” and the buckle billet has a series of numbers including “30.30”. Cartridge loops are too small for a 44 caliber cartridge but fit a 30-30 cartridge perfectly. Mounted on the belt is a brown leather holster sewn to a skirt with integral belt loop with light edge decoration and has the cartouche on the body of the holster “P.B. LADY / SILVER CITY / N.M.”. Consignor states that this rig & documents were obtained directly from the family of Constable Barela several years ago. Dona Ana County, New Mexico, in the time Mr. Barela was a constable, was a pretty rough territory down near the Mexican border. Apparently this revolver was sold through the Cuba Mercantile Co. which is north & west of Albuquerque while Dona Ana County is directly south of Albuquerque, near the Mexican border, only a short distance from El Paso, TX/Juarez, Mexico. CONDITION: Revolver is fine, all matching except grips which are unnumbered. Bbl retains about 30-35% orig blue, strong in sheltered areas, thin over the top and holster worn to gray metal on sides and outer radius of ejector rod housing. Ejector rod housing retains strong blue in gullets. Frame retains bright case colors in front gullets with faded case colors elsewhere. Hammer retains smoky case colors on sides & top with stronger colors on rear edge. Trigger guard & back strap retain blue in sheltered areas being mostly a plum patina on front & back straps. Edges of front strap & toe of butt strap have been rounded & smoothed. Cylinder retains good blue in the flutes with the outer diameter a silver/gray patina. Grips have chipped heels and a large chip on right side by the frame, otherwise are sound with great fire & color. They probably are not orig to this revolver. Hammer is not solid in safety notch, otherwise mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with a few scattered spots of pitting. Sign & badge are extremely fine. Belt is very fine, soft & supple and retains generous amounts of orig finish. Buckle has light rust on front & bottom edges. Holster is sound with crackled surface finish on holster body and overall retains most of its orig dark brown finish. 4-42004 JR179 (10,000-15,000)

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EXTRAORDINARILY RARE & UNIQUE COLT PINCH FRAME SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER WITH ORIGINAL SKELETON SHOULDER STOCK. SN 122. Cal. 45 Colt. Rare pinch frame single action with 7-1/2″ bbl, German silver front sight and 1-line script letter address. Even on this early single action the roll marking die for the bbl address has already started to show broken letters from the roll die breaking down. The bottom of the “D” in “HARTFORD” is open, the “A” is broken and some of the letters are missing their serifs. Left side of frame has 2-line patent dates and left shoulder of trigger guard is marked with the caliber. Frame is standard 3-screws with extended hammer screw which functions as stock lugs. Grip frame contains a 1-pc varnished walnut grip with the SN in the back strap channel. Ejector rod housing is 1st type with bull’s eye ejector rod head. SN was observed in the usual places on the frame, trigger guard, butt strap and cylinder. The SN is additionally is stamped with the same die set on the bottom of the bbl above the base pin, in the open. Additional features of this rare revolver are shallow cylinder stop notches with extremely short approaches. The toe of the butt strap has a sharp front edge which is a design feature of the earliest Single Action Army revolvers. Very shortly after production began this feature was redesigned to have a slight radius for more comfortable shooting. The hammer spur has a very long checkered panel with a line and loading gate is slightly more rounded giving it a thicker appearance. This being one of the earliest single actions, it is without assembly number on the loading gate and the hammer spring is 1st type without roller groove. Bore is typical for single actions with six narrow lands and wide grooves. Accompanied by its orig nickeled brass 1st type skeleton shoulder stock. This shoulder stocked pinch frame single action is reportedly one of only two known and in addition is one of the finest condition pinch frame revolvers extant. Colt records do not exist for this revolver, it being in too early a serial range. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching except shoulder stock which is unnumbered. Bbl retains about 40% glossy orig blue with the balance flaked, not worn, to a medium patina with only slight muzzle edge wear and light wear on the end of the ejector rod housing. Ejector rod housing retains about 90% glossy orig blue with about 70% orig blue on bull’s eye ejector rod head. Frame & hammer retain most of their orig factory case colors, brilliant on sides of frame and in sheltered areas, fading on top strap, left recoil shield & loading gate. Top edge of hammer is also faded. Trigger guard retains 65-70% strong orig blue with front strap mixed with flaked areas turned to medium patina. Back strap retains thin blue near the top with strong blue on butt strap turned plum on center of back strap. Cylinder retains a blue/brown patina on the outer diameter with plummy blue in the flutes. Grip is sound with a couple of minor dings and other light scratches with light edge wear and retains most of its orig factory varnish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, appears to have been fired but very little. Stock retains virtually all of its orig nickel with a 1/2″ x 3/8″ flake on the top near the yoke. Screw & nut retain most of their orig blue, turning plum. 4-41701 JR139 (350,000-450,000)

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2165

EXTRAORDINARILY RARE CASED COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER CONFIGURED FOR SHOULDER STOCK. SN 22950. Cal. 45 Boxer. Nickel finish with 7-1/2″ bbl, full front sight and 1-line block letter Hartford address with last four digits of SN on bottom under ejector rod housing. Ejector rod housing is second type with bullseye ejector rod head. Bottom of bbl & cyl have tiny British proofs. Left side of frame has 2-line patent dates and the frame has extended hammer screw/stock lug. Left shoulder of the trigger guard is stamped with the caliber marking “45 CAL / B”. Hammer is the very early type with long checkered panel on the spur. Mounted with nicely figured 1-pc walnut grip with the 4-digit number “2730” in back strap channel. Accompanied by an extremely rare, green baize lined, English oak casing with medallion in the lid that is engraved “J.W.G.O.” Interior has the later style label inside the lid “COLTS PATENT FIRE-ARMS MANUFACTURING CO.” with Pall Mall address, a line drawing of a sgl action revolver with red overstamps on each side. Label is titled “DIRECTIONS FOR USING COLT’S NEW .450 BORE GOVERNMENT ARMY PISTOL”. Bottom is compartmented for the revolver, an extremely rare 1st Type nickel plated brass skeleton stock, a Dixon pewter oil bottle, an L-shaped blued steel Colt single action wrench and a formed wire cleaning rod in its slot in the back. Center of the case has a cartridge block with holes for twelve 45 caliber cartridges. In addition there is an extremely rare full sealed box of Eley 450 cartridges. Box is 2-pc , made of Kraft colored cardboard with full wrapped green & black label with a line drawing of the cartridge. Rear edge of the box has a black & white overlabel “MADE EXPRESSLY FOR / COLT’S PATENT / Fire-Arms Manufacturing Co., / 14 PALL MALL, LONDON, W.”. Right rear corner of the case is a covered compartment with ivory pull containing a functioning key. The skeleton stock measures 16-7/8″ from center of buttplate to tip of yoke vs. 14-3/8″ of the earliest one found on the pinch frame Single Action being sold elsewhere in this auction. This difference in length, as found on this English proofed single action, confirms something recently read by this cataloger wherein Baron Fredrick Von Oppen, Samuel Colt’s Brother-in-law and Head of the Colt London Agency, had written to Colt requesting that future shipments of stocks for the Army pistol be made longer. It is unknown how many such cased stocked Single Action Revolvers were ever produced but it seems likely that there were very few with none having come to market in recent years. CONDITION: Revolver is fine to very fine, all matching except grip as noted above. Even though the grip is mismatched it is readily apparent from the fit and condition that this grip has been on this revolver most of its life. Bbl retains 60-70% orig nickel with the loss area cleaned to gray metal. Frame, hammer & cyl retain virtually all of their strong, orig factory nickel with strong bright orig blue on all the screws. Front strap and trigger guard have a few spots of pinpoint bubbled nickel, however most nickel is solid. Back strap also has some fine pin pricks of bubbling near the heel but overall has solid nickel. Mechanics are crisp, has been fired, but very little. Case is extremely fine with only a few minor handling & storage nicks & scratches on the lid and overall retains virtually all of its orig finish. Interior is lightly faded and soiled with a few chemical spots in the baize lining with all partitions solid. Stock appears to be near new, retaining virtually all of its strong, bright, orig nickel with strong blue on the screw & nut. Box of ammo is extremely fine with one small tear in the label, not affecting the image or seal, with light soil. Other accessories are equally fine. Label is yellowed with moderate soil. An extremely rare & complete set. 4-41971 JR255 (45,000-55,000)

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2166

EXTRAORDINARY 1880 ISSUED COLT CAVALRY SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 55616. Cal. 45 Colt. Blue & color case hardened with 7-1/2″ bbl, full front sight and 1-line block letter address with several broken letters: broken serif on the “T” in the abbreviation “PT”; missing right leg on the “M” in “MFG”; and a broken “A” in “HARTFORD” with a dbl underline in the “O” of “CO”. This bbl address is of the Henry Nettleton series without dashes at each end. Ejector rod housing is second type with bull’s eye ejector rod head. Left side of frame has 3-line patent dates and a small “U.S.”. Mounted with 1-pc walnut grip with last four digits of SN in back strap channel. Left side of grip has a crisp “1880” date over a crisp “DAL” (Lt. David A. Lyle) inspector cartouche and a crisp “DFC” (David F. Clark) sub-inspector cartouche on right side. The DFC initials were observed on bbl, frame, cyl and bottom right edge of grip. This revolver, having been produced in 1880 during the height of the Indian Wars, undoubtedly was destined to be issued to a frontier post but somehow escaped service and remains today in what is probably an unfired state. While cavalry revolvers are not especially scarce they are very rarely found in such high condition as this one, especially one from the Indian Wars era. This is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity to own one of the best of its type. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching including bbl, cyl & grip. Bbl retains 92-93% strong, dark orig factory blue with two small cleaned areas on left side that now have a light patina. There are strong feathers on each side of front sight and the ejector rod stud. Bbl address is crisp as are the other bbl markings. Ejector rod housing retains strong dark blue in the flutes having been cleaned on outer radius to a light patina. Ejector rod housing screw is crisp with all of its orig blue. Frame & hammer retain virtually all of their brilliant orig factory case colors with strong bright blue on screws. Left side of frame has one small screwdriver skid mark. Trigger guard & back strap retain virtually all of their crisp orig blue with wonderful, well-defined polishing marks with some slight wear at the heel & toe. Grip is crisp with very slightly worn edges and retains virtually all of its orig oil finish with its crisp markings. Cyl retains about 95% strong orig blue with one cleaned thin area on land between the flutes and some slight front edge wear and appears to be unfired. Base pin is orig type with dimpled ends and retains most of its orig blue. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, probably unfired. 4-40696 JR174 (30,000-50,000)

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2167
Revised: 2/28/2011

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

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

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2168

FINE & RARE COLT CAVALRY SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 137618. Cal. 45 Colt. Very fine Colt Cavalry, blue & color case hardened with 7-1/2″ bbl, full front sight and 1-line block letter address. Left side of frame is marked with 2-line 3-patent dates and a small “US”. Mounted with 1-pc walnut grip with fine, sharp cartouches on each side. Left side of grip is marked with the “SEB” (Capt. Stanhope E. Blunt) cartouche under the date “1891”. Right side bears the “RAC” (Renaldo A. Carr) cartouche. Bottom of bbl, just in front of base pin, also has the “RAC” sub-inspector initials which also appear on the frame adjacent to serial number. Trigger guard has a small “K” beneath serial number and there is a “K” below serial number on butt strap as well as another “K” on right rear face of frame under grip. This mark is apparently from a Colt factory inspector whose name has not been learned. Last four digits of serial number are found on bottom of bbl under ejector rod housing and on cylinder. Cylinder & bottom edge of grip also have “RAC” and “P” proofs. Grip has last four digits of a serial number “7614” in back strap channel, obviously and readily apparent, an assembler’s mistake at factory or the grip having been switched with its mate later in the field. Regardless, the grip fits as orig to this revolver and is in no way detracting. This revolver is somewhat an anomaly in that it escaped alteration to artillery configuration in the 1890’s and early 1900’s recalls. Neither was it one of the known New York Militia issues of the 800 revolvers from 1895. While these later issue cavalry revolvers have a higher survivability rate with higher condition then their earlier brethren, very few retain the strong orig finish found on this revolver. CONDITION: Very fine plus, all matching except grip as noted above. Bbl retains 96-98% strong, glossy orig blue with slight muzzle edge wear and slight thinning on each side of muzzle along with a few minor scratches. Frame & hammer retain virtually all of their orig case colors, moderately faded, strong & bright in sheltered areas. Cylinder retains 85-88% thinning orig blue, strong & bright in flutes. Trigger guard retains about all of its strong orig factory blue with some minor thinning near the toe. Back strap retains about 90% thinning orig blue, glossy & bright at the top and on butt strap. Grip is outstanding, showing only minor edge wear and a few light nicks & scratches and some very minor chips along edges and retains most of its orig factory varnish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-41841 JR133 (27,500-55,000)

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2169

FINE AINSWORTH INSPECTED MARTIALLY MARKED COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 4115. Cal. 45 Colt. Blue & color case hardened with 7-1/2″ bbl, full front sight and 1-line script address. Bottom of bbl has the SN under ejector rod housing and a small “A” (Orville W. Ainsworth) inspector initial just above base pin. Left side of frame has 2-line patent dates with a small “U.S.”. Mounted with 1-pc walnut grip that has the SN in the back strap channel. Ejector rod housing is 1st type with bull’s eye ejector rod head and has the very rare feature of having the SN in the bottom gullet. SN was also observed on the outer diameter of the cylinder. In addition to the bbl, small “A” inspector initials were inspector initials were observed on the trigger guard, top of back strap & cylinder. Base pin is orig type with dimpled ends. Hammer is also orig type and probably orig to this gun with the straight tapered firing pin and has had the firing pin retainer pin staked in place. Accompanied by a 2-page letter from noted Colt author & historian, John Kopec, wherein he authenticates this revolver, as found. According to Colt Cavalry & Artillery Revolvers…A Continuing Study, Kopec & Fenn, about 1,009 revolvers from the serial range 3421 to 4500 were issued to the 2nd Cavalry and others were issued to the 4th Cavalry. Both of these cavalry regiments were storied units with the 2nd re-formed after the Civil War and the 4th reorganized and both were initially sent to Texas to quell Indian uprisings & raids. The 2nd Cavalry, in the early 1870s, was stationed in Wyoming and the Northern Rocky Mountains and participated with Gen. Crook in the Black Hills expedition in 1876. They fought in the Battle of the Rosebud and the follow up to the Custer fight at the Little Big Horn. Both units were well commanded and fought numerous large & small engagements with the Comanche, Kiowas & Apaches in the Southwest with the 2nd having numerous fights with the Northern Plains Indians including the Sioux, Cheyenne, Arapaho & Blackfeet. CONDITION: Fine, all matching including bbl, ejector rod housing, cyl & grip. Bbl retains 35-40% strong orig blue, mostly in sheltered areas with the balance flaked & worn to a dark patina with some fine pitting on right side of muzzle. Ejector rod housing retains about 60% orig blue, strong in bottom gullet, thin in top gullet and a mottled silver/brown patina on outer radius. Frame retains case colors in front gullets and traces in sheltered areas being mostly faded to gray with some light pitting on right side and top strap. Hammer retains 50-60% faded case colors. Cylinder retains plummy brown patina in the flutes being a silver/brown patina on outer diameter with a small series of nicks on one land between the flutes. Trigger guard & back strap retain traces of blue in sheltered areas being mostly a mottled silver/brown patina. Grip is sound with a slightly chipped right toe and retains a fine hand worn patina. Cartouche on left side of grip has been removed or obliterated, possibly indicating that this revolver may have, at one time, been lost or stolen from the military. Hammer is not solid in safety notch, otherwise mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-41999 JR176 (20,000-30,000)

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2170

AINSWORTH INSPECTED COLT CAVALRY SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 10030. Cal. 45 Colt. Blue & color case hardened with 7-1/2″ bbl, full front sight and 1-line script address. Bottom of bbl has last four digits of SN under ejector rod housing. Ejector rod housing is first type with bullseye ejector rod head. Left side of frame has 2-line patent dates and a small “U.S.”. Grip frame is mounted with a 1-pc walnut grip that has last four digits of SN in back strap channel. Left side of grip has the outline of a cartouche while the right side cartouche is worn away. SN was observed in the usual places, on the frame, trigger guard, butt strap with last four digits on the bbl, as noted, on cyl & grip. Tiny “A” (Orville W. Ainsworth) inspector initials were noted on the trigger guard, back strap, cyl and bottom of bbl just above the base pin and forward of a tiny “P” inspector proof. Complete & orig early cavalry Colts are rarely encountered as many of those not destroyed in use were altered to artillery configuration in the recalls of the 1890s and early 20th century. PROVENANCE: Fred B. McDonald Estate Collection. CONDITION: About fine, all matching including grip. Bbl retains 40-50% orig blue with balance mostly flaked, not worn to a medium patina with some wear around muzzle and very fine pitting around muzzle. Frame & hammer retain most of their orig case colors, strong & bright in sheltered areas, fading to silver & gray elsewhere. Hammer colors are very strong on sides and rear edge. Trigger guard & back strap retain traces of blue in most sheltered areas being mostly a gray patina. Cylinder retains plummy blue in flutes with outer diameter a smooth blue/brown patina. Ejector rod housing retains 60-70% blue, mostly in gullets with outer radius about 50% flaked & worn to a medium patina. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with a few scattered spots of fine pitting. 4-41403 JR101 (12,500-17,500)

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2171

FINE MARTIALLY MARKED COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. . SN 116858. Cal. 45 Colt. Blue & color case hardened with 7-1/2″ bbl, full front sight and 1-line block letter address. Bottom of bbl has last four digits of SN under ejector rod housing and has the inspector initials “DFC” (David F. Clark). Left side of frame has 3-line patent dates and a small “U.S”. Mounted with 1-pc walnut grip with last four digits of SN in back strap channel. The “DFC” inspector initials are also found on the frame & cyl and faintly on the left bottom edge of the grip. There is also a small “G” inspector initial below serial numbers on trigger guard & butt strap. According to John Kopec, noted author & historian, this “G” indicates government contract and is found only on a limited series. Left side of grip has a faint but legible “FH” (Capt. Frank Heath) cartouche and the right side a faint but legible “DFC” cartouche. Accompanied by a 2-page John Kopec letter wherein he authenticates this revolver and speculates that it may have been issued to the legendary 10th U.S. Cavalry. It is noted in the book Colt Cavalry & Artillery Revolvers…A Continuing Study, Kopec & Fenn, on p. 79 that cavalry revolver SN 116856 was issued to the New York Militia. In his letter Mr. Kopec also speculates that the subject revolver may have been issued to the North Carolina militia in 1886. That this revolver escaped the recalls & alterations to artillery model is self-evident and can be explained only if it in fact had been either stolen, lost or issued to a state militia. There is also the possibility that it could have been stolen from a 10th Cavalry trooper. The 10th Cavalry was formed in the early years immediately following the Civil War and consisted of freed slaves who were known as “Buffalo Soldiers”. The unit was raised in Kansas and shortly thereafter assigned to the southwest, spending most of the Indian War years fighting the Comanche & Apache in West Texas, New Mexico & Arizona. Over the years they earned a fine reputation for bravery & fighting. The unit later participated in the Spanish American war in Cuba & The Philippines. CONDITION: Fine to very fine, all matching including bbl, cyl & grip. Bbl retains 85-88% orig blue, strong & bright in sheltered areas, slightly thinned elsewhere with good “feathers” around front sight and either side of the ejector rod housing stud. Frame retains nearly all of its orig case colors, strong & bright in the front gullets and other sheltered areas, moderately faded elsewhere, turned silver on the left recoil shield & loading gate. Hammer retains strong colors on sides and rear edge, turned dark on top edge. Trigger guard retains strong blue on trigger plate & sides of trigger bow, cleaned to gray metal on front strap with some fine pitting just behind the trigger bow. Back strap & butt strap are a plum/gray patina with blue in the most sheltered areas. Ejector rod housing retains strong blue in the gullets with gray metal patina on the outer radius. Cylinder retains plummy blue in the flutes being a blue/gray patina on outer diameter. Grip is sound with chipped toes and worn edges and retains about 50% varnish on left side and 20% on right side with both cartouches legible. Hammer is not solid in safety notch, otherwise mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with a very few tiny scattered spots of fine pitting. 4-42000 JR175 (15,000-20,000)

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2172

SCARCE AINSWORTH INSPECTED CUSTER RANGE COLT CAVALRY SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 6978. Cal. 45 Colt. Usual configuration with 7-1/2″ bbl, slightly thinned front sight and 1-line “script” address with serifs. Left side of frame has 2-line patent dates and a small “U.S.”. Mounted with its orig 1-pc walnut grip with the SN in back strap channel. Both sides of grip are hand carved “KID” in large black letters, and left side has an inlaid silver cross that has raised embossed letters “CHIEF”. SN was observed on frame, trigger guard, butt strap, bbl, cyl and in back strap channel of grip. Ejector rod housing is 1st type with bull’s eye ejector rod head. Accompanied by a letter signed by Peter Koch of Twin Rivers, Wisconsin, dated 2-11-02, wherein he relates meeting a group of Native Americans from Manitoba, Canada who were looking for work. He apparently hired them and traded guns with them, one of which was this revolver. He states that these Indians were from a reservation in Canada and were somehow related to the Sioux and Sitting Bull. Mr. Koch states that when he disassembled the revolver he found a piece of paper inside the grip which explains the meaning of the “KID” carving and “CHIEF” cross on the grip. He further states that the name of the Indian who sold him this revolver was named “Melvin Longhair”. Also accompanying is the aforementioned slip of paper which appears to be on old yellowed tablet paper about 8-1/2″ long x 3/4″ wide, upon which is written in pencil, “Personal revolver of Harold J Smith ‘Kid’ youngest member of the survey crew working or a mapping the dacotea (sic) for statehood #6978 Colt 1874 45 caliber 6 shot”. Additionally accompanying is a genealogical research letter over the signature of James W. Petty of Salt Lake City, Utah, dated 8-22-2001, wherein Mr. Petty states that he was unable to find any listing for Harold J. Smith as serving in the military or any other information under that name. He reports that the census of 1880 of Dakota Territory disclosed an H.J. Smith living in Brookings County, Dakota in the town Volga. He was 27 years old working as a clerk in the Railroad Depot and lists himself as having been born in Wisconsin and his parents born in Rhode Island. A further search of the 1870 census for Wisconsin disclosed the family of Daniel & Julia Smith who were born in Rhode Island with several children, one of whom, Henry, age 16, is listed as having been born in Wisconsin. No additional information regarding Mr. Smith was disclosed during this search. It appears that there was a strong statehood movement in Dakota Territory in the early 1880s and in 1885 the citizens overwhelming approved the new state constitution. In 1889 the Congress approved and on Feb. 22nd President Cleveland signed the bill creating the States of North & South Dakota, Montana & Washington. In light of the above dates it is logical to assume that the H.J. Smith listed in the 1880 census well could be the “KID” who worked on the survey crew laying out the boundaries of the State of South Dakota. It is also logical to assume that given the proximity of Mr. Smith’s residence, which is just north of Sioux Falls and slightly west of Brookings, SD, and is in the vicinity of the Yankton Sioux Indian Reservation that Mr. Smith or someone else could have bartered the revolver from one of the Sioux Indians who possibly had obtained it at the Little Big Horn or one of the fights just before the Little Big Horn. Regardless, this is an interesting, and although well used, is also a well cared for Colt. CONDITION: Very good, all matching including grip. The frame retains traces of case colors in the most sheltered areas with faint case colors on sides of hammer, otherwise the balance of the revolver is a smooth dark brown patina. Muzzle shows very heavy wear over top half. Grip is sound showing heavy wear with gouges in left side and retains a hand worn patina. Silver cross is heavily oxidized. Hammer is not solid in safety or half cock notches, otherwise mechanics are fine. Strong bright bore with a few scattered spots of light pitting. 4-41816 (15,000-20,000)

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2173

MARTIALLY MARKED COLT CAVALRY SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 133555. Cal. 45 Colt. Blue & color case hardened with 7-1/2″ bbl, full front sight and 1-line block letter address. Bottom of bbl has last four digits of SN under ejector rod housing and the tiny inspector initials “R.A.C” (Rinaldo A. Carr). Left side of frame has 3-line patent dates and a small “US”. Mounted with a 1-pc walnut grip with last four digits of SN in back strap channel. Left side of grip has the date “1890” over the inspector cartouche “SEB” (Capt. Stanhope E. Blunt) and a clear “RAC” cartouche on right side. Bottom left edge of grip is also stamped “R.A.C”. The “R.A.C” initials were also observed on frame by SN and on cylinder. Trigger guard has a “K” inspector initial as does the butt strap and tip of ejector rod housing. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter identifying this revolver as found, delivered to U.S. Government Inspector at the Colt plant on June 6, 1890 as part of a 200 gun shipment. Although this revolver was produced too late to have participated in the Indian Wars, they were in service during the Spanish/American War and the Philippine Insurrection. Also a large number of these revolvers were modified to artillery configuration during the recalls of the 1890s and early 20th century. Therefore finding one in orig configuration with orig finish is scarce. PROVENANCE: Fred B. McDonald Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine to very fine, all matching including grip. Bbl retains about 85% strong orig blue with some lightly cleaned streaks on left side and very fine pitting around the muzzle. Orig “feathers” are still visible on both sides of front sight and ejector rod stud. Frame & hammer retain strong case colors in sheltered areas being mostly faded to silver & gray, stronger on hammer. Hammer may be an old restoration. Cylinder retains about all of a restored blue finish which removed the serial number. Ejector rod housing retains 75-80% orig blue, strong & bright in gullets with balance flaked to a medium patina. Trigger guard & back strap retain strong bright blue in sheltered areas with main back strap & front strap a blue/brown patina. Grip is sound with usual nicks & dings and its two crisp cartouches & date and overall retains most of its orig finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with three or four scattered spots of pitting. 4-41407 JR106 (7,500-12,500)

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2174

MARTIALLY MARKED COLT CAVALRY SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 10319. Cal. 45 Colt. Blue & color case hardened with 7-1/2″ bbl, full front sight and re-rolled script 1-line address. Bottom of bbl has a small “P” and “A” (Orville W. Ainsworth) proof. Left side of frame has 2-line patent dates and a tiny “U.S.”. Ejector rod housing is first type with bullseye ejector rod head. Mounted with a 1-pc modern replacement walnut grip with spurious “OWA” (Ainsworth) cartouche on left side. The small “A” proofs were observed on bbl as noted, trigger guard, cyl and top of back strap. Base pin is a modern reproduction. The SN of this revolver is only two numbers away from a known New York Militia issued Cavalry Colt. This revolver has undergone a complete professional restoration of the quality of Tommy Haas at his finest or Doug Turnbull. PROVENANCE: Fred B. McDonald Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains virtually all of this fine professional restoration with bright blues and strong but faded case colors. Grip is crisp, mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-41408 JR105 (4,000-7,000)

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2175
Revised: 2/18/2011

CORRECTION: Correct estimate should be $3500-5500

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

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2176

MARTIALLY MARKED COLT CAVALRY SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 54308. Cal. 45 Colt. All blue finish with 7-1/2″ bbl, full front sight and block letter 1-line address. Left side of frame has 3-line patent dates and a small “U.S.”. Mounted with 1-pc varnished walnut grip with last four digits of SN in back strap channel. Revolver has been very professionally refinished, possibly at the arsenal, with the patent dates on frame re-rolled and the “U.S.” restamped. Bbl is possibly a replacement at the time of refinish. Grip has the commercial varnish finish. It has 3rd type ejector rod housing with bull’s eye ejector rod head. Frame, bbl & cyl bear the “D.F.C.” (David F. Clark) sub-inspector initials which are not present on grip. It appears likely that this revolver was one of the large group of Cavalry Colts sold as surplus, refurbished and sold on the civilian market. CONDITION: Fine to very fine, all matching including grip. Overall retains 70-75% thinning blue with candy striping on frame, front strap & back strap. Hammer retains dark case colors under its thin blue finish. Cyl is mostly a gray/brown patina with traces of blue in flutes. Grip shows moderate edge wear with nicks & scratches in finish and retains most of its orig varnish. Hammer is not solid in safety notch, otherwise mechanics are fine. Bright shiny bore with scattered light pitting. 4-41722 JR37 (4,000-6,000)

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2177

COLT ARTILLERY SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER WITH CUSTER RANGE PARTS. SN 31676. Cal. 45 Colt. Blue & color cased hardened with bbl reduced to 5-1/2″, with one line block letter address and slightly reduced front sight. Left side to frame has two line patent date and small “U.S.”. It is mounted with one piece walnut grip with no numbers in the back strap channel and the “R.A.C.” (Rinaldo A. Carr) inspector initials on both bottum edges. The inspector initials “L.D.” for Lewis Draper are on the frame by the serial number. Rear face of the cylinder is also stamped with the RAC inspector initials. Bbl and serial number are unnumbered. Frame bears the serial number “31676” and the trigger guard & back strap are numbered “6361” with the trigger guard retaining the “A” (Orville W. Ainsworth) inspector initial. Apparently the “A” inspector initial was obliterated during the refinishing process when the revolver was altered to artillery length. Apparently the cylinder, bbl and grip were all replaced at the same time. According to Cavalry & Artillery Revolvers: A Continuing Study, Kopec & Fenn, the trigger guard and back strap were part of Lot 6, shipped on Feb. 13, 1874 and reshipped from Springfield Armory in April, 1874 to the 1st, 2nd & 7th Cavalry Regiments, 166 of which were delivered to the 7th Cavalry and were present at Custer’s fight at the Little Big Horn in 1876. While there is no documentation confirming this theory, it certainly is a strong possibility. Regardless, all parts of this revolver, except for the unnumbered pieces would have seen service during the Indian Wars and later during the Spanish-American War in Cuba and the Philippines. Accompanied by a Colt Factory letter identifying the frame serial number as having been delivered to the government inspector at the Colt plant on December 8, 1876 in a 200 gun shipment. Also accompanied by a blue velvet lined, glass top Colt Custom Shop case with key. PROVENANCE: The Spence Dupree Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 92-93% glossy factory blue with light muzzle edge wear and a few light scratches. Frame retains about 70% case colors, brilliant in sheltered areas and turning silver elsewhere. Hammer retains 70-75% case colors, strong on the left side and back edge, faded on the right side. Cylinder retains about 90% strong original blue. Trigger guard retains 70-75% thinning and candy striped original blue. Back strap retains about 50% original blue, very thin on the back strap. Grip is sound showing moderate edge wear and a couple of small dings with a hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine. Bright shiny bore. Case is extremely fine. 4-41719 JR45 (4,500-6,500)

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2178

SCARCE EARLY COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 72914. Cal. 45 Colt. Blue & color case hardened with 7-1/2″ bbl, full front sight and 1-line Hartford block letter address. Bottom of bbl has last four digits of SN under ejector rod housing and left side of frame has 3-line patent dates with the caliber marking on left front web of trigger guard. Mounted with a 1-pc varnished walnut grip with last four digits of SN in back strap channel. SN was observed on frame, trigger guard & butt strap with last four digits of SN on bbl, cyl & grip. Single actions of this era (1881) are rarely found in orig configuration with orig finish. They saw hard use on the American frontier with men from every walk of life from lawmen to outlaws, cowboys & others, usually in all kinds of weather with little or no maintenance. CONDITION: Fine, all matching including bbl, cyl & grip. Bbl retains 25-30% orig blue, mostly under ejector rod housing with balance flaked to a medium patina with some wear on left side and around muzzle. Ejector rod housing retains some blue in gullets being mostly a blue/gray patina. Frame retains case colors in sheltered areas, bright in right front gullets with balance faded to silver. Hammer retains strong case colors on both sides and back edge with top edge faded to silver. Trigger guard retains 40-50% orig blue with front strap flaked & worn to blue/gray. Back strap retains strong blue at top and on butt strap with body of back strap gray patina. Cyl retains plummy blue in the flutes with outer diameter flaked to a medium patina. Grip shows moderate edge wear with some wood losses on right edge and light nicks & scratches elsewhere and retains about 95% orig varnish. Hammer is not solid in safety notch, otherwise mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-41696 JR221 (10,000-12,500)

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2179

RARE EARLY CIVILIAN COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 36898. Cal. 45 Colt. Blue & color case hardened with 7-1/2″ bbl, full front sight and 1-line block letter address. Bottom of bbl has the last four digits of SN underneath the ejector rod housing. These numbers were factory stamped over the orig military number which appears to have been “5391”. Bottom of bbl is also stamped with the military inspector initials “J.T.C.” (John T. Cleveland). The bbl number falls within the John T. Cleveland sub-inspected series of 1876-1877 in the serial range 30693 through 35569, and therefore would have been originally on cavalry single action SN 35391. Above the inspector initials on the bbl is a tiny “P” proof and above that is a tiny “C” which indicates this bbl was condemned and not accepted for installation on the orig revolver. Colt being the frugal company they were, recycled this bbl and installed it on this revolver which was produced in the same time frame and at which time they overstamped the orig SN with the number to match this revolver. Left side of frame has 3-line patent dates and is mounted with a 1-pc walnut grip with last four digits of SN in back strap channel. Base pin is orig type with dimpled ends. SN was observed on frame, trigger guard and butt strap with last four digits of SN on bottom of bbl, as noted, on cyl & back strap channel of grip. Ejector rod housing is 3rd type with bull’s eye ejector rod head. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter identifying this revolver in caliber 45, blue finish with bbl length & type of stocks not listed, shipped to Schuyler, Hartley & Graham, New York, NY on Aug. 23, 1877 in a shipment of 50 same type revolvers. In addition to being an early civilian example, when most of the production was going to the military, this revolver also is distinctive with the condemned military bbl as noted. CONDITION: Fine, all matching including bbl, cyl & grip. Bbl retains 25-30% orig blue, strong under ejector rod housing, thin around front sight with balance of bbl a silver/gray patina. Frame retains faded case colors in front gullets and sheltered areas, being mostly a gray/brown patina. Sight groove retains strong case colors. Hammer retains faded case colors, stronger on left side. Trigger guard & back strap retain bright blue in sheltered areas being mostly a blue/gray patina. Screws are all crisp & sharp and retain 70-80% of their orig blue. Cylinder retains plum blue in the flutes with the outer diameter a blue/brown patina. Grip is sound showing moderate to heavy edge wear with light handling & use and retains most of its orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with scattered very fine pitting. 4-41994 JR172 (7,500-12,500)

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2180

SCARCE 1876 PRODUCTION COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 23375. Cal. 45 Colt. Usual configuration with 7-1/2″ bbl, full front sight and 1-line block letter Hartford address. Bottom of bbl has last four digits of SN under ejector rod housing. Ejector rod housing is 2nd type with bull’s eye ejector rod head. Left side of frame has 2-line patent dates with caliber marking on left shoulder of trigger guard. Mounted with varnished 1-pc walnut grip with numbers “337” visible in back strap channel & what is probably a “5” as the fourth number. SN was observed on frame, trigger guard & butt strap with last four digits of SN on bbl, cyl & partially in back strap channel of the grip. Civilian revolvers produced in this time frame are almost universally found to be hard used with little or no orig finish remaining. This was the era of the Great Westward Expansion and any reliable firearm, and some not so reliable, was purchased to carry west. Colt Single Actions were highly prized & sought by men from virtually every walk of life from law enforcement officers to outlaws, cowboys and just about anyone west of Boston. CONDITION: Very good to fine, all matching including bbl, cyl & grip. Traces of orig finish remain in the most sheltered areas being mostly an overall mottled plum/brown patina with fine pitting on the bbl. Grip frame & cyl are in matching patina with light to moderate pitting in a couple of areas on the cyl. Grip is sound with moderately worn edges and light nicks & scratches and retains 85-90% orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-41699 JR222 (7,000-10,000)

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2181

FINE EARLY COLT ETCHED PANEL FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 70291. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Blue & color case hardened with 7-1/2″ bbl, full front sight with a tiny nick on top edge and 1-line block letter Hartford address with “COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER” in an etched panel on left side. Bottom of bbl is stamped with a tiny “44”. Left side of frame has 3-line patent dates and left front web of trigger guard has caliber marking. Mounted with a varnished 1-pc walnut grip with last four digits of SN in back strap channel. The SN was observed on the frame, trigger guard & butt strap with the last four digits on the bottom of the bbl under ejector rod housing, on cyl and in back strap channel of grip. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter identifying this revolver in caliber 44 with blue finish, bbl length & type of stocks not listed and shipped to Simmons Hardware Co., St. Louis, MO on Aug. 23, 1881 in a shipment of fifty same type revolvers. Simmons Hardware was a major Colt distributor for numerous Western dealers and stores. St. Louis was also the jumping off place for the wagon trains heading west to the Great American Frontier during the great Westward expansion. The time frame and location make it an almost certainty that this single action saw service on the American frontier during the Indian Wars. CONDITION: Very good to fine, all matching including bbl, cyl & grip. Bbl retains 25-30% strong orig blue, mostly under ejector rod housing and around front sight and in front of ejector rod housing. Majority of losses are from flaking, not wear, although there are a few spots of pitting with loss areas a light patina. The etched panel shows wear but is completely legible. Frame retains case colors in sheltered areas with balance having faded to silver. Hammer retains faded case colors, mostly turned silver. Trigger guard retains 65-70% orig blue, strong & bright on trigger plate, flaking & thinned on trigger bow & front strap. Back strap retains strong bright blue at the top and on the butt strap with body of back strap a blue/gray patina. Cyl is mostly a gray/brown patina with a few spots of light rust. Grip shows damage on left edge, otherwise is completely sound with light handling & use marks and retains nearly all of its bright orig varnish. Screws are fine retaining some orig blue. Base pin is somewhat battered. Hammer is without safety notch and is not solid in half cock notch and mechanics need timing but are functional. Bright shiny bore with some fine pin prick pitting. 4-41697 JR224 (7,750-9,250)

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2182

EARLY COLT ETCHED PANEL FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 76299. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Nickel finish with 7-1/2″ bbl, full front sight and 1-line block letter address with etched panel on left side “COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER”. Bottom of bbl is stamped with a tiny “44”. Left side of frame has 3-line patent dates with caliber marking “44 CF” on left front web of trigger guard. Mounted with 1-pc walnut grip with last four digits of SN in back strap channel. Ejector rod head is 3rd type with half moon ejector rod head and base pin has a dimple on each end. Cylinder is unnumbered, a feature which was present until about 1887. Neither is the bbl numbered, another feature which began to disappear in about 1887. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter identifying this revolver in caliber 44-40 with nickel finish, bbl length & type of stocks not listed, shipped to William Read & Sons, Boston, Mass., on Jan. 27, 1882 in a shipment of 20 same type revolvers. William Read & Sons was a large distributor in Boston who supplied smaller dealers throughout the country and even overseas dealers. CONDITION: Good to very good, all matching including grip except cyl & bbl which are unnumbered. Bbl retains 75-80% strong factory nickel and the frame 35-40% nickel turning milky. Cylinder retains 30-40% nickel turning milky. Trigger guard & back strap retain 60-70% orig nickel. Grip has chipped left toe and shows moderate to heavy wear with a few light nicks & scratches and overall retains 20-25% orig varnish. Ejector rod housing shows traces of nickel. Etched panel is completely legible, somewhat thin on the “shooter” end. Hammer is not solid in safety or half cock notches, otherwise mechanics are fine, strong dark bore with moderate pitting. 4-41815 (5,000-6,000)

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2183

COLT ETCHED PANEL FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 51199. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Usual configuration with 7-1/2″ bbl, replaced front sight and 1-line block letter address with etched panel on left side “COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER”. Bottom of bbl is stamped with a tiny “44”. Left side of frame has 3-line patent dates with caliber marking on left front web of trigger guard. Ejector rod housing is 3rd type with bull’s eye ejector rod head and it is mounted with a replacement 1-pc walnut grip. Base pin also a replacement. SN was observed on frame, trigger guard, butt strap, bottom of bbl under ejector rod housing and on cylinder. Accompanied by 6-rds of early 44 WCF ammunition without head stamps and small copper primers. CONDITION: Good, all matching except grip which is unnumbered. No orig finish remains being mostly a cleaned gray brown patina with some artificial aging on bbl & cylinder. Replacement grip retains most of its oil finish. Hammer is not solid in safety or half cock notches, otherwise mechanics are fine. Strong bright bore with scattered fine pitting. 4-41177 JR40 (2,750-3,750)

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2183A

*SCARCE NEW MEXICO TERRITORY COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 278857. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Nickel finish with 5-1/2″ bbl, slightly altered front sight, 1-line block letter address and “COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER” roll marked on left side . Bottom of bbl, under base pin is stamped with a tiny “44”. Left side of frame has 2-line 3-patent dates and rampant Colt in a broken circle. Mounted with wonderful 2-pc pearl grips with an extremely deep, carved ox head. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter identifying this revolver in caliber 44-40 with 5-1/2″ bbl, nickel finish, type of stocks not listed and shipped to McIntosh Hardware Co., Albuquerque, NM, c/o Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT on Sept. 29, 1906 in a shipment of two same type revolvers. Although this letter does not specify New Mexico Territory, this was the actual designation because New Mexico did not become a state until 1912. Additionally accompanied by a wonderful belt & holster rig with lined, tooled leather belt about 36″ long x 2-1/2″ wide that has 48 large cartridge loops that have white shoe eyelets centered on each loop. The buckle & tongue billets have both been moved and the buckle billet is a replacement. The buckle end of the belt has been slightly trimmed. Belt has upper & lower cactus fiber stitched decorations, typical of southwestern work. Holster is a jock strap model, unmarked, with beautifully tooled foliate & floral decorations with fine stippled background & laced rear edge & toe. Both the skirt, jock strap & loop, along with the thumb strap, are identically decorated with cactus fiber stitching. Altogether a beautiful rig that undoubtedly belonged to either someone in law enforcement in New Mexico or a flamboyant rancher or outlaw. The Colt letter is addressed to Mr. Dale Gallaher of Magdalena, NM and is dated Aug. 2007, which leads to speculation that this revolver may have only recently turned up in New Mexico. CONDITION: Very good to fine, all matching except cyl & grips which are unnumbered. Overall retains 65-70% orig nickel with heavy muzzle edge wear and holster wear on left side of bbl, ejector rod housing & cylinder. Trigger guard, front strap & back strap retain nickel in sheltered areas with the exposed metal a light gray metal patina. Grips have a slightly chipped left toe and a small chip in the left heel, otherwise are sound with wonderful fire & color and an outstanding carved right side. Hammer is not solid in the safety or half cock notches, otherwise mechanics are fine, strong bore with scattered pitting. Holster & belt, as noted above, are fine retaining most of their orig finish. 4-42003 JR173 (6,000-10,000)

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2184

*COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 209781. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Nickel finish with 5-1/2″ bbl, full front sight and 1-line block letter address. Left side of bbl is roll marked “COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER”. Left side of frame has 2-line 3-patent dates and rampant Colt in a circle. Mounted with 2-pc smooth pearl grips. All the screws are fire blued and the hammer spring has been narrowed to lighten the hammer pull. Accompanied by two Colt factory letters which report identical information, one dated 1963 and the other dated 1983. Both identify this revolver in caliber 44-40 with 5-1/2″ bbl, nickel finish and pearl stocks, sold to the San Francisco Agency, San Francisco, CA, and shipped to Hardy Hall Arms Co., Seattle, WA on June 13, 1901 in a 1-gun shipment. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching except cylinder & grips which are unnumbered. Overall retains most of its orig nickel finish with light muzzle edge wear and slight holster wear on ejector rod housing, recoil shields and cylinder. Bbl has a few scattered spots of discoloration, otherwise nickel is solid overall. Screws are fine, retaining most of their orig fire blue with some light high point wear. Left grip has a repaired chip on inside front edge, otherwise both are sound and retain great fire & color. Hammer is not solid in safety or half cock notches, otherwise mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-41998 JR171 (6,000-10,000)

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2185

COLT SHERIFF’S MODEL SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER. SN 123113. Cal. 45 Colt. Nickel finish with 3-1/8″ bbl, replacement front sight and 2-line address with tiny “45” on bottom under base pin. Left side of frame has 3-line patent dates and caliber marked on left front web of trigger guard. Mounted with rampant Colt/eagle hard rubber grips with last three digits of SN inside right grip. While there is no evidence that the frame has been altered from a standard single action, it does appear that the bbl may have been reduced from a longer version and the front sight relocated. This may in fact be an authentic Sheriff’s Model frame, however Colt records do not exist for this SN. Screws are fire blued. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Overall retains about all of its fine restored nickel finish with refinished screws and trigger. Grips have a couple of chips on right side, otherwise are sound showing moderate wear. Mechanics are fine, worn dark bore. 4-41856 JR138 (4,000-6,000)

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2186

*COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER WITH TEXAS ASSOCIATION. SN 352683. Cal. 45 Colt. Nickel finish with 4-3/4″ bbl, full thick front sight and 2-line address with caliber marking on left side. Left side of frame has 2-line 3-patent dates and rampant Colt in a partial circle. Mounted with rampant Colt hard rubber grips numbered to this revolver. SN was observed on frame and sides of front & back straps under the grip with the last two digits of SN on rear face of cylinder. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter identifying this revolver, as found, shipped to Nueces Hardware & Imp. Co., Brownsville, TX on Feb. 13, 1929 in a 1-gun shipment. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching including grips. Overall retains nearly all of its strong orig factory nickel with light holster wear at muzzle edge and on the ejector rod housing. Cylinder has some minor losses on front & rear faces with some flaking around diameter of cylinder. Hammer also has light flaking on the sides. Grips are sound showing moderate wear. Hammer is not solid in safety notch, otherwise mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-41997 JR170 (5,000-8,000)

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2187

COLT ETCHED PANEL FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 125536. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Nickel finish with 7-1/2″ bbl, slightly altered front sight and 1-line block letter address with etched panel on left side “COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER”. Left side of frame has 3-line patent dates and caliber on left front web of trigger guard. Right side of frame, below cylinder opening, is stamped “L8736”. No indication as to the meaning or intent of this marking. Mounted with rampant Colt/eagle hard rubber grips. CONDITION: Very good. Overall retains 35-40% orig nickel with balance clean gray metal patina. The etched panel, although faint, is fully legible. All other markings are also clear & legible. Grips show moderate to heavy wear but are completely sound. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with a few small spots of scattered light pitting toward cylinder end. 4-40249 (4,000-6,000)

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*PRE-WWII COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 350987. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Blue & color case hardened with 7-1/2″ bbl, full thick front sight and 1-line block letter address with block letter “COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER 44-40” roll marking on left side. Left side of frame has 2-line 3-patent dates and rampant Colt in a partial circle. Mounted with rampant Colt hard rubber grips that have the number “349648” scratched on inside of both grips. SN was observed on frame and right sides of the front & back straps under the grip. Cylinder has the last two digits of SN on rear face. Accompanied by a dark maroon hinged lid box of a size that fits this revolver, without end labels or SN on the bottom. According to consignor’s notes this revolver will letter as found, shipped to Von Lengerke & Antoine, Chicago, IL on May 2, 1928 in a 1-gun shipment. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Overall retains 98-99% glossy orig blue on bbl, ejector rod housing, cyl & grip frame, with only faint sharp edge wear and a couple of small light drag lines around cylinder. Frame retains about all of its orig factory case colors, brilliant in sheltered areas, moderately faded elsewhere. Hammer retains bright case colors on sides and rear edge, faded on top edge. Grips, although numbered to another revolver, fit perfectly, are sound showing light diamond point wear. Hammer is not solid in safety notch, otherwise mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. Box has a couple of broken corners in the lid with some oil staining on top of the lid and light soil with very light edge wear, otherwise is sound. 4-41993 JR169 (7,000-10,000)

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2189

SCARCE BLACK POWDER COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 126271. Cal. 41 Colt. Blue & color case hardened with 5-1/2″ bbl, full front sight and 1-line block letter Hartford address. There is a tiny “41” stamped on bottom of bbl under base pin. Left side of frame has 3-line patent dates and it is mounted with hard rubber rampant Colt/eagle grips. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter which identifies this revolver in caliber 41 Colt with 5-1/2″ bbl, blue finish and rubber stocks shipped to Colt’s Patent Fire-Arms Mfg. Co., Hartford, CT on May 18, 1888 in a shipment of six same type revolvers. Usually internal shipments such as this indicate that these revolvers were destined for a special project or presentation. Black powder frame single actions in caliber 41 Colt are rarely encountered. At the time this revolver was produced the Model 1877 was in production in the smaller calibers (.38 & .41) and few of the larger single actions were produced in this caliber. According to the Colt Peacemaker Encyclopedia, Cochran, only 16,402 of these revolvers in this scarce caliber were produced after the cartridge was introduced in this line in 1885. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching except cyl & grips which are unnumbered. Bbl retains about 85% glossy orig blue with the majority of the loss on the left side from flaking which has turned to a medium patina. There is slight muzzle edge wear. Ejector rod housing retains glossy orig blue in the gullets with most of the outer radius a medium patina with strong blue at the frame end. Frame & hammer retain about all of their orig case colors, strong & bright in sheltered areas, moderately faded elsewhere, turned silver on left recoil shield and dark on top edge of hammer. Screws are crisp and retain about all of their orig blue. Cyl retains strong blue in the flutes with the outer diameter a plummy brown patina with very strong blue on front & rear faces indicating little use but lots of holster wear. Trigger guard retains about 40-50% orig blue, mostly on trigger plate with front strap a gray/brown patina. Back strap retains strong blue at the top and on butt strap with balance a silver/brown patina. Grips are sound and fit perfectly with light diamond point wear. Hammer is not solid in safety notch, otherwise mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-41698 JR223 (7,750-8,750)

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2190

*COLT PRE-WWII SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 327748. Cal. 45 Colt. Blue & color case hardened with 7-1/2″ bbl, full front sight and 1-line block letter address with caliber marking on left side. Left side of frame has 2-line 3-patent dates with rampant Colt and it is mounted with rampant Colt 2-pc hard rubber grips numbered to this revolver. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter identifying this revolver, as found, with type of stocks not listed and shipped to Montgomery Ward & Co., Chicago, IL on Sept. 30, 1913 in a 1-gun shipment. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching except cyl which is properly unnumbered. Bbl retains 90-92% strong, glossy orig factory blue with light muzzle edge wear and some light scratches on left side, probably from an old holster. Ejector rod housing retains about 85% orig blue, strong in gullets, thin on outer radius. Frame retains most of its orig factory case colors, strong & bright on front sides of frame and in sheltered areas, fading elsewhere, turned dark on recoil shield & loading gate. Hammer retains strong case colors on sides & rear edge, dark on top edge. Cylinder retains 80-85% strong orig blue, dark in the flutes, thinning on outer diameter. Trigger guard & back strap retain dark blue in sheltered areas, being mostly a plum/blue patina with very fine pin prick pitting on back strap. Grips are sound showing only light wear. Hammer is not solid in safety notch, otherwise mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-41995 JR177 (5,000-8,000)

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2191

BLACK POWDER COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 102588. Cal. 45 Colt. Blue & color case hardened with 7-1/2″ bbl, slightly thinned front sight and 1-line block letter address. Bottom of bbl under ejector rod housing has the last four digits of SN which are also found on the outer diameter of the cylinder. Left side of frame has 3-line patent dates and it is mounted with rampant Colt/eagle hard rubber grips. Left front web of trigger guard has the caliber marking. It appears that the grip locator pin has been added. Likely this revolver was originally sold with 1-pc grip. Grip locator holes inside the grips have a filler which reduces the holes from a larger diameter. They also have a second locator hole near the heel on each side which further indicates that they are replacements. Regardless, this is a fine antique single action. CONDITION: About fine, all matching including bbl & cyl, except grips which are unnumbered. Bbl retains about 70% orig blue, strong & bright on bottom, thinning on top around front sight and front half of the bbl. Left side of bbl and outer radius of ejector rod housing show holster wear leaving a silver/gray patina. Ejector rod housing retains about 40-50% orig blue with loss areas flaked to a light patina with wear on outer radius. Frame retains 70-75% orig case colors, strong in front gullets and sheltered areas, faded elsewhere, turning silver over top strap, recoil shield & loading gate. Hammer retains faded colors on sides & rear edge with top edge a dark gray patina. Cylinder retains thin blue in the flutes with outer diameter a blue/brown patina. Trigger guard & back strap retain strong blue in sheltered areas with front & back straps a blue/brown patina. Grips are sound showing light wear and have turned to light chocolate color. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with fine pitting. 4-41990 JR174 (4,000-7,000)

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2192

*COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 244716. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 244716. Blue & case colored with 7-1/2” bbl, slightly altered front sight & roll-marked on left side “COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER”. Left side of frame has 2-line patent dates with a rampant Colt in a circle. Mounted with replacement heavy stag grips. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter fully identifying this revolver with type of stocks not listed and indicating shipment Feb. 18, 1904 to Krakauer, Zork & Moye, El Paso, TX in a shipment of one gun. It was returned to factory Oct. 29, 1907. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & ejector rod housing retain 92-93% glossy orig blue with muzzle edge wear and a spot of fine pitting on left side of muzzle. Frame retains 75-80% orig case colors, bright in sheltered areas, faded elsewhere. Frame screws retain most of their glossy orig blue. Hammer retains 60-70% faded case colors. Cylinder retains about 90% orig blue, thin on outer diameter, strong & bright in flutes. Backstrap has some chemical spotting and is mostly a blue/gray patina with strong blue at top and on buttstrap. Front strap is a blue/gray patina with glossy orig blue on trigger bow and around trigger guard. Hammer is not solid in safety or half cock notches, otherwise mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with a few scattered spots of light pitting. 4-35358 JDJ (5,500-6,500)

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2193

*COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 261324. Cal. 45 Colt. Blue & color case hardened with 5-1/2″ bbl, full front sight and 1-line block letter address with caliber marking on left side. Left side of frame has 2-line 3-patent dates and rampant Colt in a broken circle. Mounted with 2-pc, unnumbered, rampant Colt hard rubber grips. Although grips are unnumbered they fit perfectly and evidently have been with this revolver most or all of its life. Accompanied by a custom, red felt lined mahogany casing with empty brass shield in lid and a mortised brass lock in front with shield shaped escutcheon. Bottom is compartmented for revolver and a cartridge block containing 21 cartridges. There is a covered compartment in the right rear and two open compartments in the front containing a nickeled English style oiler and a formed wire cleaning rod. PROVENANCE: Fred B. McDonald Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very good to fine, all matching except grips & cyl which are unnumbered. Bbl & ejector rod housing retain about 70% strong orig blue showing holster wear on the left side of bbl and outer radius of ejector rod housing. Frame retains most of its orig case colors, strong & bright in sheltered areas, faded elsewhere and turned silver on loading gate & top strap. Cyl retains 65-70% thin orig blue, strong & bright in flutes. Trigger guard, butt strap & back strap retain strong blue in sheltered areas with main back & front straps a blue/brown patina. Grips are sound showing light diamond point wear. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Case is fine. 4-41376 JR47 (3,000-5,000)

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2194
Revised: 2/28/2011

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

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

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2195

COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 129988. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Blue & color case hardened with 7-1/2″ bbl, slightly altered front sight and 1-line block letter address with “COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER” roll marking on left side. Bottom of bbl has a tiny “44” under base pin. Left side of frame has 3-line patent dates and left front web of trigger guard has caliber marking. Mounted with 2-pc rampant Colt & eagle hard rubber grips. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter identifying this revolver as found, shipped to Cornwall & Smock, address unavailable on Oct. 7, 1889 in a shipment of five same type revolvers. CONDITION: Very good, all matching except grips which are unnumbered. Bbl retains about 30% blue in the most sheltered areas with balance a smooth gray patina. Frame retains smoky case colors in the most sheltered areas being mostly a smooth gray patina with some minor pitting around forcing cone area. Trigger guard & back strap retain traces of blue being mostly a gray patina. Cyl is an overall smooth light gray/brown patina. Grips are sound showing light diamond point wear. Hammer is missing safety notch and is not solid in half cock notch, otherwise mechanics are fine. Strong bore with good shine and moderate pitting. 4-41728 JR38 (5,000-8,000)

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2196

*COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 192943. Cal. 45 Colt. Blue & color case hardened with 7-1/2″ bbl, full front sight and 1-line block letter address with caliber marking on left side. Left side of frame has 2-line, 3-patent dates and rampant Colt in a circle. Mounted with 2-pc rampant Colt hard rubber grips that are unnumbered. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter identifying this revolver, as found, with shipment to Colt’s office at the San Francisco Agency, San Francisco, CA, on Jan. 31, 1900 in a shipment of four same type revolvers. CONDITION: Very good to fine, all matching except grips & cyl which are unnumbered. Bbl retains about 15-20% orig blue in the most sheltered areas with balance a cleaned metal patina with a few scattered spots of fine pitting. Front sight is dinged on both sides. Frame retains 50-60% faded case colors, bright on front sides of frame and in sheltered areas. Hammer retains about 70% faded case colors. Trigger guard, back strap & cyl retain traces of orig blue. Cyl bushing & base pin are replacements.Grips show moderate diamond point wear with a ding on right side and right side turning chocolate. Although grips are unnumbered, they fit extremely well. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-41721 JR41 (2,500-3,500)

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2197

*COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER WITH BELT & HOLSTER RIG. SN 200464. Cal. 38 WCF (38-40). Blue & color case hardened with 4-3/4″ bbl, full front sight and 2-line address with caliber marking on left side. Left side of frame has 2-line, 3-patent dates and rampant Colt in a circle. Mounted with smooth 2-pc ivory grips. Grip frame is missing the grip locator pin.Accompanied by a Colt factory letter identifying this revolver in caliber 38-40 with 4-3/4″ bbl, blue finish, type of stocks not listed and shipped to Lee Glass Andresen & Co., Omaha, NE on Oct. 17, 1900 in a shipment of eight same type revolvers. Also accompanied by a modern tooled buscadero style belt & holster rig with cartouche of Bedell Rogers, Longview, TX which is located on both the belt & holster. Belt & holster are lined with the holster being a sgl loop style with buckstitched rear edge. The holster loop is stamped “MAC”. Belt is mounted with a small filigree Mexican made silver buckle & keeper and has six cartridge loops on left side containing six cartridges. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Overall retains most of its strong orig factory finish. Bbl & ejector rod housing retain 95-97% glossy orig blue with light muzzle edge wear and wear to the tip of the ejector rod housing. Frame & hammer retain strong, bright case colors on sides & front of frame, faded to silver on recoil shield & loading gate, thin on top strap. Trigger guard retains about 80% strong blue while the back strap is a plum/brown patina with brilliant blue at top. Cyl retains 75-80% thinning orig blue, strong in flutes. Grips have sharp edges showing little or no wear and retain a wonderful mellow ivory patina. Hammer is not solid in safety or half cock notches, otherwise mechanics are fine. Bright shiny bore. Belt & holster are dry & flaking, in need of treatment but are solid and usable retaining 75-80% orig finish. 4-40540 JR107 (3,500-5,500)

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2198

*COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 257667. Cal. 38 WCF (38-40). Blue & color case hardened with replacement 7-1/2″ bbl (ca 1926-29), full front sight and 1-line block letter address with caliber marking on left side. Left side of frame has 2-line 3-patent dates and rampant Colt in a broken circle. Mounted with rampant Colt hard rubber grips. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter identifying this revolver in caliber 38-40 with 4-3/4″ bbl, blue finish & type of stocks not listed, shipped to Norvell Shapleigh Hardware Co., St. Louis, MO on Aug. 17, 1904 in a shipment of 20 same type revolvers. PROVENANCE: David Crocker Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine, all matching except cyl & grips which are unnumbered. Grips may be old period of use replacements but are orig Colt equipment. Bbl retains 95-97% strong orig blue with only faint muzzle edge wear. Ejector rod housing retains about 70% strong orig blue. Frame & hammer retain most of their orig case colors, moderately to heavily faded, stronger in sheltered areas. Trigger guard & back strap retain most of their orig blue, thin on front & back straps. Grips show moderate wear, especially on right side but are completely sound. Hammer is not solid in safety notch, otherwise mechanics are fine. Bright shiny bore. 4-36866 (2,000-3,000)

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2199

*COLT BISLEY SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER WITH COLORADO HISTORY. SN 203872. Cal. 41 Colt. Blue & color case hardened with 4-3/4″ bbl, full front sight and 2-line address with left side of bbl marked “(BISLEY MODEL) 41 COLT.”. Left side of frame has 2-line, 3-patent dates and rampant Colt in a broken circle. Mounted with rampant Colt hard rubber grips. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter identifying this revolver in caliber 41 Colt with 4-3/4″ bbl, blue finish and type of stocks not listed, shipped to The George Tritch Hardware Co., Denver, CO, on Jan. 14, 1901 in a 1-gun shipment. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains 70-75% thinning orig blue, stronger in sheltered areas. Ejector rod housing retains about 60% orig blue with outer radius a silver gray patina. Frame retains 75-80% orig case colors, strong & bright in sheltered areas with balance fading to silver. Hammer retains about 50% case colors. Cyl is a thin blue patina with stronger blue in the flutes. Trigger guard & back strap retain strong blue in sheltered areas with front & back strap a blue/brown patina. Grips are sound showing moderate wear, turned chocolate on left side. Hammer is not solid in safety or half cock notches and timing is slightly off, otherwise mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with a couple of small spots of pitting. 4-40542 JR108 (1,750-2,750)

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2200

*SCARCE COLT BISLEY MODEL SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER. SN 317582. Cal. 38 Colt. Blue & color case hardened with 7-1/2″ bbl, slightly reduced front sight and 1-line address with left side bbl marking “(BISLEY MODEL) 38 COLT”. Bottom of bbl is marked with a tiny “38”. Left side of frame has 2-line 3-patent dates and rampant Colt in a broken circle. Mounted with 2-pc rampant Colt hard rubber grips with the last four digits of SN scratched inside each grip. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter identifying this revolver as found with type of stocks not listed and shipped to Pacific Hardware & Steel Company, San Francisco, CA, on May 6, 1911 in a 1-gun shipment. According to various publications there were only 412 Bisley revolvers produced in 38 Colt caliber of the total 44,350 Bisley revolvers produced. CONDITION: Fine, all matching including grips. Bbl & ejector rod housing retain 60-70% glossy orig blue with balance a gray brown patina. Frame & hammer retain about 50-60% orig case colors, strong & bright in sheltered areas, fading elsewhere. Trigger guard & back strap retain blue in sheltered areas with the balance a mottled blue/brown patina. Cylinder retains 75-80% thin orig blue, strong & bright in flutes. Grips are sound and show moderate diamond point wear. Hammer is not solid in safety notch, otherwise mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-41723 JR43 (2,500-3,500)

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2201

*HELFRICHT ENGRAVED COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER SHIPPED TO TEXAS. SN 305448. Cal. 45 Colt. Nickel finish with 4-3/4″ bbl, slightly altered front sight and 2-line address with caliber marking on left side. Left side of frame has 2-line 3-patent dates and rampant Colt in a circle. Mounted with extraordinary gold lip pearl 2-pc grips with relief carved ox head that has gold overlay horns, ruby eyes and a gold ring in its nose, on right side. Revolver is engraved by Cuno Helfricht with nearly full coverage foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background on both sides of frame and his trademark sunburst pattern on left recoil shield and loading gate. Ejector rod housing boss is engraved with a hunter star and snake & dot patterns are in the lower gullets. Foliate arabesque patterns extend about half way up the bbl with an engraved ribbon around caliber marking and a hunter star on the top. Gullet of the ejector rod housing is engraved with snake & dot pattern which pattern is also engraved on top strap. Cylinder is engraved with alternating foliate arabesque and geometric patterns on lands between the flutes and with a snake & dot pattern around the rear edge. Top of back strap is engraved with Mr. Helfricht’s trademark economy pattern fan with geometric patterns at the top & heel of back strap, on butt strap & trigger guard. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter identifying this revolver in caliber 45 Colt with 4-3/4″ bbl, nickel finish, pearl stocks with carved ox head motif, factory engraved and shipped to Charles Hummel & Son, San Antonio, TX on Oct. 15, 1908 in a 1-gun shipment. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Overall retains most of a fine restored nickel finish showing light muzzle edge wear and wear on the ejector rod housing and some slight dulling on bbl & cyl from holster wear. Grips have a chipped right heel, otherwise are sound without outstanding gold color with some slight dings on the gold overlay horns and overall retain tremendous fire & color. Hammer is not solid in half cock notch and mechanics need attention, strong bright bore with scattered fine pitting. 4-41855 JR136 (7,500-12,500)

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2202

CASED SCARCE EARLY ENGRAVED COLT ETCHED PANEL FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 127008. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Usual configuration with 4-3/4″ bbl, full front sight and 2-line address. Left side of bbl has the outline of an etched panel and bottom of bbl is marked with a tiny “44”. Left side of frame has 3-line patent dates and is mounted with 2-pc pearl grips. Revolver has nearly full coverage New York style engraving that consists of very well executed foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background. Top strap is engraved in feather patterns with foliate arabesque patterns the entire length of both sides of bbl and on outer radius of ejector rod housing. Top of back strap is engraved with a Nimschke style fan pattern with foliate arabesque patterns near the top, at the heel and on the trigger guard. Butt strap is engraved with geometric patterns. Cylinder is engraved with foliate arabesque patterns on the lands between the flutes and in a continuous border pattern around rear edge. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter identifying this revolver in caliber 44-40 with 4-3/4″ bbl, “soft” finish, with rubber stocks, shipped to Shoverling, Daly & Gales, New York, NY on Aug. 3, 1888 in a 2-gun shipment. Remarks section states “The word soft under finish, indicates the frame and gate were not case hardened and shipped from our factory in a soft condition for engraving outside our factory.” Also accompanied by a fine custom, purple velvet lined, mahogany casing, compartmented in the bottom for revolver; a new English style nickeled oil bottle and a wood handle cleaning rod; right center of case has a cartridge block containing fifteen 44-40 cartridges and the left rear has a covered compartment containing a functioning key. PROVENANCE: Fred B. McDonald Estate Collection. CONDITION: Good. Traces of orig finish remain in the most sheltered area on the bbl, otherwise the metal is a dark gray patina with scattered spots of very fine pitting. Grips, period of use replacements, are a little oversized but are fine. Hammer is not solid in the safety or half cock notches, otherwise mechanics are fine. Strong bright bore with scattered pitting. Case is sound with a few minor nicks in the finish and overall retains most of its orig varnish. Interior is lightly soiled, accessories are fine. 4-41373 JR70 (5,000-8,000)

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2203

FINE CUSTOM COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER WITH CUSTOM ENGRAVING. SN 58258. Cal. 45 Colt. Silver finish with unusual 8-3/8″ bbl, small front sight and 1-line block letter Hartford address. Mounted with exceptional 1-pc smooth ivory grip. Serial numbers were observed in usual places on the frame, trigger guard & back strap. Bbl & cyl are unnumbered. Revolver is spectacularly engraved in deep foliate arabesque scrolls with fine punch dot background. Frame has full coverage with small unengraved accent panels in front gullets on right side. Sides of hammer are engraved to match. Top strap is beautifully engraved in foliate & leaf patterns with a snake & dot pattern in the sight groove. The edges of cyl opening are outlined with a fine zig zag and running dot border pattern. Screws are engraved. Bbl is engraved to match with about 5-3/4″ matching foliate arabesque patterns on both sides with a fantasy wolf’s head incorporated into one scroll on left side. Bbl root, at the frame, is engraved with deep scallop border and the address framed with geometric patterns which terminate in an elaborate geometric pattern over the top. Cylinder is engraved to match with scalloped shell and foliate arabesque patterns around rear edge and geometric patterns in the flutes. Top of back strap is engraved in an elaborate deep relief fan pattern with foliate arabesque patterns near the top and at the heel with zig zag borders down each side. Butt strap is engraved in geometric patterns with a hunter star on trigger bow and fancy border on the trigger plate edges. Ejector rod housing is engraved with a snake & dot pattern in the gullet and an elaborate intertwined woven pattern on outer radius. Altogether an extremely beautiful and well-executed piece of the engraver’s art. Accompanied by a custom green velvet lined mahogany casing. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Overall retains about all of its fine custom finish showing some light cleaning on sides of bbl. Hammer is not solid in the safety or half cock notches, otherwise mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. Case is fine. 4-41859 JR147 (4,000-6,000)

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2204

*WONDERFUL CONSECUTIVE NUMBERED PAIR OF CUSTOM ENGRAVED COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVERS. SN 60977SA & 60978SA. Cal. 45 Colt. Revolvers are identical with silver finish, 4-3/4″ bbls, thick front sights and 1-line block letter addresses with “COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY .45” on left sides. Left sides of the frames have 2-line 3-patent dates and rampant Colt in a circle. They are mounted with wonderful, smooth, 1-pc ivory grips. Revolvers are very nicely engraved by master engraver Dan Cullity, with about “B” coverage fine foliate arabesque patterns on the frames, bbls, back straps, butt straps, trigger guards and ejector rod housings. Top of back straps are inlaid with large smooth gold shields that are engraved with the stylized Colt “C”. SN was observed on bottoms of the frames, on left sides of the front & back straps with the last two digits of the SNs in the butt strap channels of the grips. Bottoms of the bbls, under the ejector rod housings, inside the ejector rod housings and on faces of cylinders around the cylinder bushing holes are hand stamped with the last three digits of the SNs. Left sides of front straps are engraved “-WDC-“, the initials of W. Dan Cullity, former Colt master engraver who worked for Colt 1969-1972. A check with the Colt factory records disclosed that these pistols were shipped as a pair in 45 caliber with 4-3/4” bbls, blue finish and rubber stocks to Pete’s Gun Shop, Falmouth, MA, William Harvey on Nov. 19, 1971 in a 2-gun shipment. Note: Pete’s Gun Shop and Dan Cullity’s shop were near to each other and it is known that Mr. Harvey was a close friend of Mr. Cullity and frequently commissioned work by him. Conversation with Mr. Cullity disclosed that these two revolvers were the last work that he did for Colt on a special commission after he had retired from Colt. PROVENANCE: Private Coll. of a Gentleman. Colt Factory Letter. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all matching including grips, both revolvers. They appear to both be new & unfired with only a faint hint of a cyl line. Grips are crisp with an age line or two and retain a light ivory patina. 4-41901 JR193 (9,000-14,000)

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2205

*CASED SET OF CUSTOM ENGRAVED 3RD GENERATION & 4TH GENERATION COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVERS. SN SA06884 & S20846A. 1) Caliber 44 Special. SN SA06884. Blue & color case hardened with 7-1/2″ bbl, full thick front sight and 1-line block letter address with model & caliber marking on left side. Mounted with 2-pc Ajax checkered faux ivory grips. Revolver is beautifully panel scene engraved with a standing elk on left side of frame and a reproduction of the Colt hunter & grizzly bear panel on right side. Balance of frame has full coverage wonderful, intertwined, foliate arabesque patterns with stippled background. One of the scrolls on left recoil shield terminates in a Gustav Young style flower blossom. Engraving extends about 5″ up each side of bbl and again around the front sight with both sides of front sight engraved to match. Hammer is engraved in Gustav Young style with a wolf’s head on each side of hammer nose. Back strap, butt strap, front strap & trigger guard are engraved to match. There is also an engraved panel on bottom front edge of frame and outside radius of ejector rod housing. Cylinder is matching engraved on outer diameter with flutes an unengraved counterpoint. SN was observed on bottom of frame and left sides of the front & back straps with last four digits of SN on face of cyl around bushing hole. The engraver’s mark “TD” or “DT” is stamped on trigger guard. 2) Caliber 45 Colt & 45 ACP. SN S20846A. Blue & color case hardened with 4-3/4″ bbl, full thick front sight and 1-line block letter address with model & caliber marking on left side. Left side of frame has 2-line 3-patent dates and the rampant Colt and it is mounted with a beautiful smooth 1-pc ivory grip with SN in back strap channel. Revolver is beautifully engraved by the same engraver as #1 above with about 90% coverage foliate arabesque patterns on frame & sides of hammer. Engraving extends 2-1/2″ up each side of bbl and around muzzle with both sides of front sight engraved to match. Back strap, butt strap, trigger guard & cyl are engraved to match. Bbl has a dbl inlaid gold wire band at the frame end and a sgl gold band at muzzle end. Cyl has matching wide & narrow inlaid gold bands around rear edge. Engraver’s mark was observed on left side of front strap under grip. SN was observed on frame and left sides of front & back straps with last three digits of SN on the face of both cylinders, around cyl bushing holes. The 45 ACP cyl is stamped on rear face “ACP” and is engraved identically to the 45 Colt cylinder. Revolvers are accompanied by a custom olive green felt lined mahogany casing with mortised brass lock in bottom front edge and a fine dust rail. Inside lid is a disassembly instruction label. Bottom is compartmented for both revolvers and the spare cyl with two 6-rd cartridge blocks containing six each 45 Colt and 44 Spcl. cartridges. CONDITION: Both revolvers are as new, all matching except grips on #1 which are unnumbered. Both revolvers appear to be crisp & unfired retaining virtually all of their fine custom Colt style blue & color case hardened finish. Grips are equally new. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bores. Case is equally new. 4-41720 JR44 (6,000-9,000)

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*EXTREMELY RARE COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY SHERIFF’S MODEL REVOLVER – CUSTOM EDITION W/PRES CASE. SN 29-35 SHERIFF/SA45127. Cal. 45 Colt. All blue finish with 3-1/2″ bbl, full thick front sight with left side marked “COLT SHERIFFS MODEL .45” inlaid in gold. Left side of frame has 2-line 3-patent dates and the rampant Colt in gold. Trigger guard & back strap are gold plated and are mounted with fine 2-pc, diamond & fleur-de-lis carved & checkered ivory grips numbered to this revolver. SN on bottom of frame is “29-35 SHERIFF” and the orig SN “SA45127” is on the left side of front & back straps under the grip. Left side of front & back straps are also stamped “29”. Left side of butt strap is stamped the engraver’s name “B J GWINNELL” (Bryson J. Gwinnell), Colt Custom Shop Master Engraver for 10 years. Revolver is beautifully engraved in “A+” coverage with well executed foliate arabesque patterns on frame, recoil shield, bbl, back strap & butt strap. Trigger guard is engraved in a running leaf pattern and the top strap in feather patterns. Frame, top strap & sides of hammer are outlined in gold wire as is the marking on left side of bbl. Both sides of bbl boss on frame are engraved in a checkered diamond pattern which are outlined in gold. Right side of frame is inlaid in gold “1 OF 35”. Recoil shield has a relief gold inlaid 6-point star/badge engraved “SHERIFF”. Loading gate is inlaid with a raised gold pair of handcuffs. Cylinder is engraved to match with foliate arabesque patterns on the lands between the flutes and each land has a gold inlaid fleur-de-lis at the front end with a gold wire band around rear edge. Base pin is also gold plated. Housed in a custom walnut roll-top pres case and gold plated sheriff’s badge and hang tag. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter describing this gun on Custom Shop Order #1842 in detail as shipped to Davidson’s Supply on 5-21-1982. This is truly a spectacular commemorative rarely encountered today. PROVENANCE: Private Coll. of a Gentleman. Colt Factory Letter. CONDITION: New & unfired, all matching. Retains virtually all of its orig factory finish with bright blue & gold. Grips are equally new as is case and badge. 4-41900 JR192 (8,000-12,000)

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FINE DELUXE FACTORY ENGRAVED COLT MODEL 1877 THUNDERER DA REVOLVER. SN 15979. Cal. 41 Colt. Nickel finish with 5″ bbl, half moon front sight and 2-line address with etched panel on left side. Left side of frame has 3-line patent dates and left rear web of trigger guard has caliber marking. Mounted with beautiful smooth pearl 2-pc grips. Revolver is deluxe engraved by the Colt factory with about 60% coverage fine foliate arabesque patterns with very fine punch dot background on the frame and a foliate & vine pattern on top strap. Engraving patterns extend up both sides of bbl with a hunter star on top of bbl. The bbl is engraved with snake & dot patterns from the end of the foliate patterns to the muzzle. Ejector rod housing has a zig zag snake pattern in the gullet with snake & dot pattern on outer radius. Top of back strap is engraved with a zig zag diamond & “X” pattern with geometric patterns on back strap. Cylinder is engraved with foliate arabesque patterns on the lands between the flutes and a dash & dot border pattern at rear edge. Screws are fire blued with hammer polished bright on sides and fire blued on top & rear edges. Trigger is also fire blued. Fine smooth pearl grips fit perfectly, and have been with this revolver its entire life. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter identifying this revolver in caliber 41 Colt with 5″ bbl, nickel finish, rubber stocks & factory engraved shipped to E.C. Meacham Arms Co., St. Louis, MO, on Dec. 24, 1884 in a shipment of 10 same type revolvers. The mention of rubber stocks in the ledger is likely a clerical error for this entry. Engraved Thunderer revolvers are quite scarce and factory engraved ones are the most scarce. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Overall retains virtually all of its strong orig factory nickel. Etched panel on bbl is crisp & bright. Front sight has a small ding on top edge. Screws retain most of their orig factory fire blue, slightly dulled. Trigger retains bright fire blue on sides and rear edge turned plum on front edge. Hammer is bright on sides with bright fire blue on rear edge turning plum on top edge. Grips are sound with great fire & color. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-41895 JR135 (20,000-30,000)

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CASED ENGRAVED COLT MODEL 1877 THUNDERER DA REVOLVER. SN 41179. Cal. 41 Colt. Nickel finish with 3-1/2″ bbl, German silver front sight and 2-line address with the space for an etched panel on left side. Left rear web of trigger guard is stamped with caliber marking. Mounted with 2-pc smooth ivory grips. Revolver is engraved by Cuno Helfricht with about 60% coverage foliate arabesque patterns on sides, snake & dot pattern on right lower part of frame and on both sides of top strap. Front gullets of frame are also engraved in snake & dot pattern. Sides of bbl are engraved in foliate arabesque patterns with a foliate spray at the end of bbl address. Top of back strap is engraved in Mr. Helfricht’s economy fan pattern with geometric patterns down back strap and trigger bow. Cylinder is engraved with geometric patterns on the lands between the flutes, a snake & dot pattern around rear edge and three small dots in each flute. SN was observed on frame, trigger guard & butt strap with the last three digits on the rear face of the cylinder. Grip frame is missing the grip locator pin. Accompanied by an English mahogany casing with empty medallion in the lid. Interior is blue baize lined with compartment partitions relocated to accommodate this revolver. It also is compartmented for an orig Colt turn screw, a brass cleaning rod, a modern pewter oil bottle, a cartridge block containing 14 cartridges and a functioning key. Front of case has a mortised brass lock, missing the escutcheon. PROVENANCE: Fred B. McDonald Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very good, all matching except grips which are unnumbered. Overall retains most of an old restored nickel finish. Etched panel on the bbl was apparently obliterated in the refinishing process. Grips have a chipped right toe and a small chip at right side at the frame with several age lines and retain a fine ivory patina. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with moderate pitting. Case retains most of its orig varnish on the outside. Interior is moderately to heavily faded and soiled in the bottom. Accessories are fine. 4-41370 JR152 (4,000-6,000)

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RARE CASED COLT MODEL 1877 SHERIFF’S MODEL DA REVOLVER. SN 77210. Cal. 32 Colt. Nickel finish with 3-1/2″ bbl, slightly altered front sight and 2-line address with left side of bbl marked “COLT D.A. 32”. Left side of frame has 3-line patent dates and it is mounted with 2-pc smooth bird head ivory grips that have fabulous grain and color. Accompanied by an English oak casing with empty brass medallion in the lid. Case is green baize lined with a Colt’s London Agency label inside lid and compartmented in bottom for the revolver, a wood handled turn screw, a brass & wood cleaning rod with a cotton mop, a modern pewter oil bottle and a covered compartment in right rear corner that has a bone pull. Left center of the case has a cartridge block containing 34 cartridges. Model 1877 revolvers are usually found in calibers 38 Colt & 41 Colt and are rarely encountered in caliber 32 Colt with only a few produced. According to The Book of Colt Firearms, Wilson, only about 200 were made out of the approx. 166,800 produced from 1877 thru 1909. PROVENANCE: Fred B. McDonald Estate Collection; Keith Shepard; Arnold M. Chernoff. CONDITION: Very good to fine, all matching including cylinder except grips which are unnumbered. Overall retains about 60% milky nickel with muzzle wear on bbl and wear on the frame, on left recoil shield, loading gate and right side of frame. Front & back straps are mostly bare metal. Hammer retains dark case colors. Cylinder retains about 85% milky nickel with holster wear around front & rear edges and some flaking in the flutes. Grips have a few age lines on bottom edges and around escutcheons but are sound and retain wonderful dark golden patina which accents the wonderful grain structure. Mechanics are fine, strong frosty bore. Case is completely sound with light handling & storage marks and retains most of its orig varnish. Interior is moderately faded with yellowed & stained label inside the lid. Bottom is moderately to heavily soiled with light damage from the front sight and hammer spur. Accessories & ammunition are fine. 4-41369 JR141 (4,000-6,000)

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CASED COLT MODEL 1877 STOREKEEPER DA REVOLVER. SN 1061. Cal. 38 Colt. Nickel finish with 3-1/2″ bbl, orig small sight and 2-line address with etched panel “COLT D.A. 38” on left side. Left side of frame has 3-line patent dates and it is mounted with beautiful, orig Colt 1-pc ivory grip. Grip is constructed of two slabs of ivory glued to two pieces of wood which are glued together to form the solid 1-pc grip. SN was observed in the usual places on the frame, trigger guard, butt strap, bottom of bbl and rear face of cylinder. Grip is unnumbered. Accompanied by a fine burl walnut custom casing with empty brass medallion in the lid. Case is lined in blue velvet and compartmented in bottom for the revolver, an orig Colt turn screw, a brass & wood cleaning rod, a nickeled brass or pewter oil bottle and a cartridge block containing nineteen 38 caliber cartridges. Covered right rear compartment contains a functioning key. This is a rare first year Lightning. PROVENANCE: Fred B. McDonald Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine to very fine, all matching including bbl & cylinder, grip is unnumbered. Overall retains about 95% strong orig nickel, slightly dulled. Grip is outstanding showing little or no wear with a good hand polish and retains a wonderful mellow ivory patina. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with a few scattered spots of light pitting. Case & accessories are fine. 4-41367 JR150 (4,000-6,000)

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CASED ENGRAVED COLT LIGHTNING DA REVOLVER. SN 61635. Cal. 38 Colt. Silver finish with 6″ bbl, half moon front sight and 2-line address. Left side of frame has 3-line patent dates and is mounted with fine 2-pc smooth pearl grips. Revolver is engraved in Cuno Helfricht style with nearly full coverage on the frame of fine foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background and feather patterns on top strap. Engraving extends more than half way up sides of bbl with geometric patterns around address. There is a zig zag pattern around muzzle with foliate arabesque patterns on each side of muzzle. Front sight has been thinned & has a ding in top edge. Ejector rod housing is engraved with a leaf & vine pattern in gullet with foliate arabesque patterns on outer radius. Top of back strap is engraved with a fan pattern and has foliate arabesque patterns on back strap & trigger guard. Cylinder is engraved with alternating foliate arabesque and geometric patterns on the lands between the flutes with geometric patterns in the flutes. SN was observed in the usual places on frame, trigger guard & butt strap with the number “190” on rear face of cylinder, indicating a replacement cylinder. Accompanied by an English oak casing with empty medallion in the lid. Interior is newly lined with green velvet and compartmented in bottom for the revolver, a full box of Winchester 38 Colt long ammunition that has a faded green label & orange band with a 1st Model Lightning revolver on the label. Case also contains a modern turn screw, a brass cleaning rod and a nickeled brass oil bottle. PROVENANCE: Fred B. McDonald Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains virtually all of its fine custom silver finish showing some slight discoloration on front strap. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with a few scattered spots of light pitting. Case is fine with a repaired crack on rear edge of lid and with moderate to heavy soil. Interior is bright & clean. Cartridge box label is faded with light soil. Other implements are fine. Cartridge box is sealed in plastic and was not opened to check the ammunition. 4-41366 JR143 (4,000-6,000)

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RARE ENGRAVED COLT MODEL 1877 STOREKEEPER’S DA LIGHTNING REVOLVER. SN 80613. Cal. 38 Colt. Blue & color case hardened with rare 2-1/2″ bbl, half moon front sight and 2-line address with usual markings on left side. Left side of frame has 3-line patent dates and rampant Colt in a circle and is mounted with smooth 2-pc pearl grips. Sides of trigger guard, back strap & sides of bbl are after market engraved in light foliate arabesque patterns with a beautiful fan pattern at top of back strap. Trigger guard is engraved in acanthus leaf patterns. Cylinder is engraved to match on the lands between the flutes with a light border at the rear edge. SN was observed in the usual places, on the frame, trigger guard & butt with the last three digits of SN on rear face of cylinder. Accompanied by a fine rosewood case, recycled from another use. Lid has an empty rectangular brass plate inside a brass wire border. Interior is blue velvet lined and compartmented in bottom for revolver, a partial box of Winchester 38 Long cartridges with green label that features a lined drawing of an early Colt Model 1877 revolver and is marked “FOR COLT’S DOUBLE ACTION AND SINGLE ACTION, AND OTHER 38 CALIBER PISTOLS”. Also accompanied by brass cleaning rod, a modern wood handled turn screw and a pewter oil bottle. Right rear covered compartment with bone pull contains a functioning key. PROVENANCE: Fred B. McDonald Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine to very fine, all matching except grips which are unnumbered. Bbl retains traces of blue in the most sheltered areas being mostly a medium smooth brown patina. Frame retains strong case colors in sheltered areas, mostly having faded to silver. Hammer retains smoky case colors on sides, strong on rear edge. Trigger guard & back strap retain strong blue in sheltered areas being mostly a gray/brown patina. Cylinder is a gray/brown patina on outer diameter with thin blue in flutes. Grips are very fine with a minor chip in right toe and retain great fire & color. Timing is a little off, otherwise mechanics are fine, bright bore with scattered pitting. Case is sound and retains most of its orig varnish. Interior is very fine with light soil. Accessories are very fine. 4-41389 JR146 (2,500-4,000)

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CASED ENGRAVED COLT MODEL 1877 DA STOREKEEPER LIGHTNING REVOLVER. SN 1548. Cal. 38 Colt. Nickel finish with 3-1/2″ bbl, slightly thinned half moon front sight and 2-line address with deep etched panel “COLT D.A. 38” on left side. Left side of frame has 3-line patent dates and it is mounted with extremely rare 1-pc rampant Colt hard rubber grip. Revolver is engraved by L.D. Nimschke with his wonderful intertwined foliate arabesque patterns with fine punch dot background. Frame has about 65-70% coverage with dash & dot borders around snake patterns on top strap with snake & dot patterns in the front frame gullets. Sides of bbl are engraved to match. Top of back strap is engraved with a large hunter star with three more hunter stars and geometric patterns down back strap with a wavy border on each side. Trigger guard is engraved in geometric patterns. Cylinder is engraved in foliate arabesque patterns on the lands between the flutes with snake & dot patterns in the flutes. SN was observed on the frame, trigger guard & bottom of bbl with back strap & cyl unnumbered. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter identifying this revolver in caliber 38 Colt, bbl length not listed, blue finish, type of stocks not listed, factory engraved “no” and shipped to Schuyler, Hartley & Graham, New York, NY on June 30, 1877 in a shipment of twelve same type revolvers. It is well known that Schuyler, Hartley & Graham were very closely associated with the Nimschke engraving shop and commissioned many Colt & Winchester firearms to be engraved outside the factory. Also accompanied by a custom built rosewood casing with empty brass plaque in the lid inside a brass wire rectangular. Interior is newly lined in green velvet and compartmented in bottom for the revolver, an orig Colt turn screw and a cartridge block containing twenty-two cartridges. PROVENANCE: Fred B. McDonald Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains virtually all of its fine custom nickel finish, applied after engraving. Screws retain most of their fine fire blue finish. Grip is sound showing light diamond point wear. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with fine pitting. Case & accessories are fine. 4-41390 JR151 (4,000-6,000)

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CASED RARE INSCRIBED & ENGRAVED COLT MODEL 1877 STOREKEEPER THUNDERER DA REVOLVER. SN 43049. Cal. 41 Colt. Nickel finish with 3-1/2″ bbl, half moon front sight and 2-line address with the area that ordinarily would be the etched panel inscribed “F.C. Schaub” which inscription is filled with black enamel. Left side of frame has 3-line patent dates and left rear web of trigger guard has the caliber marking. Mounted with smooth 2-pc pearl grips. Revolver is engraved by Cuno Helfricht in his fine foliate arabesque patterns with about 60% coverage on sides of frame and with his stylized blossom patterns on left recoil shield and loading gate. Top strap is engraved with snake & dot pattern. Sides of bbl are engraved in foliate arabesque patterns. Top of back strap is engraved with a light foliate fan pattern and back strap & trigger guard with geometric patterns. Cylinder is engraved with foliate arabesque patterns on the lands between the flutes, a snake & dot pattern around rear edge and three small bull’s eye dots in each flute. SN was observed in the usual places on the frame, trigger guard & butt strap with the last two digits of SN on rear face of cylinder. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter identifying this revolver in caliber 41 with 3-1/2″ bbl, nickel finish and rubber stocks shipped to Simmons Hardware Co., St. Louis, MO on April 30, 1883 in a shipment of ten same type revolvers. Also accompanied by a packet of letters & information relating to F. Carter Schaub. Mr. Schaub was an executive with Sears & Roebuck for about 36 years, 25 of which he spent as the head of the Philadelphia Mail-Order Plant. He retired in about June 1956 and died in October 1956. This revolver was purchased by well known dealer/collector, Ray Petrie, from a Philadelphia estate, apparently from the widow of Mr. Schaub. Mr. Petrie apparently sold this revolver to well known dealer, Arnold M. Chernoff, of Chicago who then resold it to the late Dr. Richard C. Marohn of Chicago, the well known Colt Model 1877 collector & historian, who sold it to dealer Tom Powers from whom Mr. McDonald purchased it. One of the notes states “Widow remembers it hanging on the bed post & he (Mr. Schaub) had been a Sheriff’s Deputy in Dallas County in 1930 and carried the gun under his clothing, under cover.” This note further states that the 1930 Dallas Directory disclosed that Frank C. Schaub was the Manager of Sears in Dallas. Also part of the package is a copy of an article that appeared in the Sept. 13, 1956 issue of the company newspaper, Sears News-Graphic, which is a lengthy article about Mr. Schaub’s career of 36 years with the company. It is apparent that some time after the revolver was shipped it was returned to the Helfricht shop for engraving. Additionally accompanied by a fine non-Colt mahogany casing with empty brass shield plate in the lid. It is lined with burgundy velvet and compartmented in bottom for revolver, an orig Colt turn screw and a brass cleaning rod. Cartridge block contains 19 cartridges. PROVENANCE: Fred B. McDonald Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very good, all matching except grips which are unnumbered. Overall retains most of its custom nickel finish with some light wear around the muzzle and is turning milky over most surfaces. Engraving shows moderate polishing. Grips are sound showing great fire & color. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with fine pitting. Case is sound with a few scratches in lid and retains most of its orig varnish. Interior is lightly faded & soiled. Accessories are fine 4-41393 JR149 (4,000-6,000)

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CASED COLT MODEL 1877 THUNDERER DA REVOLVER. SN 59482. Cal. 41 Colt. Blue & color case hardened with extremely rare 7-1/2″ bbl, half moon front sight and 2-line address with caliber markings on left side. Bottom of bbl in the base pin groove is stamped “41”. Left side of frame has 3-line patent dates, left rear web of trigger guard is stamped with an “A” and right rear web of trigger guard is stamped with an “&”, which indicates factory restoration. Left side of front strap & back strap, under the grip are both stamped with the assembly number “818”. This number is also found around the cyl bushing on face of cyl and inside the ejector rod housing. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter which identifies this revolver in caliber 41 Colt, 5″ bbl, blue finish and type of stocks not listed, shipped to Simmons Hardware Co., St. Louis, MO on June 6, 1887 in a shipment of 5 same type revolvers. Also accompanied by a hand crafted, brass bound mahogany casing that apparently began life as a drafting set. Case is red velvet lined and compartmented in bottom for the revolver, a fine box of Winchester 41 Long ammunition with early Lightning revolver on the label, a small modern turn screw, a modern nickeled brass oil bottle and a brass & steel cleaning rod. This exact revolver is pictured as the bottom revolver on p. 206 of the book The Wm. M. Locke Collection, Sellers. The caption lists it as having a 7-3/8″ bbl and the right side of trigger guard “MARKED WITH ODD MONOGRAM”, which we now know to be the ampersand (“&”) which indicates Colt Factory rework. PROVENANCE: Fred B. McDonald Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains about all of its factory restored finish with glossy bright blue and strong case colors, moderately faded on left side. Grips are crisp and near new. Hammer will not hold in safety or half cock notches, otherwise mechanics are fine. Worn bore with strong rifling. Case is fine, ammunition has a moderately faded & lightly soiled label and is wrapped in plastic so was not opened to examine the cartridges. Other accessories are fine. 4-41451 JR142 (4,000-7,000)

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CASED FACTORY ENGRAVED COLT MODEL 1877 THUNDERER DA REVOLVER. SN 81284. Cal. 41 Colt. Gold & silver finish with 5″ bbl, slightly modified half moon front sight and 2-line address with caliber marking on left side. Left side of frame has 3-line patent dates and rampant Colt in a circle. Frame, bbl, trigger guard & grip frame are silver finish with the cyl, ejector rod housing, ejector rod head, trigger & hammer gold finish. Mounted with beautiful smooth 2-pc pearl grips. Revolver is engraved by Cuno Helfricht in about “B” style with about 75% coverage fine foliate arabesque patterns on frame with Mr. Helfricht’s trademark foliate sunburst patterns on recoil shield & loading gate. Front edge of frame is engraved in foliate patterns with snake & dot patterns in bottom gullets. Foliate arabesque patterns extend nearly to the muzzle on bbl with geometric & foliate patterns around address and top of bbl. Top of back strap is engraved in a large “X” pattern with geometric patterns down back strap and on trigger guard. Cylinder is engraved with a foliate spray on the lands between the flutes. Ejector rod housing is engraved with a snake & dot pattern in gullet and on outer radius. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter which identifies this revolver as caliber 38 (obviously a ledger entry error) with 5″ bbl, finish & type of stocks not listed, factory engraved in style “B” and shipped to Hartley & Graham, New York, NY on Feb. 4, 1891 in a shipment of two same type revolvers. Also accompanied by a fine mon-Coltmahogany casing with empty brass shield in lid, burgundy velvet lined and compartmented in bottom for revolver with a modern turn screw and a formed wire cleaning rod in front compartment. Left center of the case is fitted with a cartridge block containing nineteen 41 caliber cartridges. PROVENANCE: Fred B. McDonald Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very good. Overall retains about all of its restored silver & gold finish with slight muzzle edge wear and minor wear on the tip of ejector rod housing. Engraving shows heavy polishing and is thin in a few places. Grips have a chip on left side of frame, a fine crack through the left escutcheon and a large repair on right toe. Hammer is not solid in safety notch, otherwise mechanics are fine. Strong bore with moderate to heavy pitting. Case & contents are fine. 4-41394 JR148 (4,000-6,000)

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FINE CASED COLT MODEL 1877 DA LIGHTNING REVOLVER. SN 74812. Cal. 38 Colt. Blue & color case hardened with 4-1/2″ rnd bbl, half moon front sight and 2-line Hartford address. Left side of bbl is marked “COLT. D.A. 38” and left side of frame has 3-line patent dates. Bottom of bbl & cyl have British proofs. Mounted with rampant Colt 2-pc hard rubber grips and accompanied by an orig and scarce English oak casing with empty brass medallion in the lid and mortised brass lock in front with rnd escutcheon. Interior is red felt lined with a Colt Pall Mall, London label inside lid. Bottom is compartmented for the revolver and a cartridge block in front for twenty 38 caliber cartridges. There is an empty triangular compartment in right rear corner and a rectangular compartment in front. Also accompanied by a functional key. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & ejector rod housing retain about all of their fine dark, glossy, orig Colt blue with some minor flaking on ejector rod housing. Frame retains bright case colors in sheltered areas with balance flaked, not worn, to light patina. Front & back straps are moderately flaked with balance a dark orig Colt blue. Screws appear to be untouched and retain most of their orig factory blue. Sides of hammer retain most of their orig bright polish and bright fire blue on top & rear edges. Trigger retains most of its orig fire blue. Cyl retains 50-60% orig blue with virtually all of orig blue still in the chambers, indicating that this revolver is probably unfired. Grips are crisp showing little or no diamond point wear. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Case has a small grain check on one end of bottom, otherwise is completely sound and retains most of its orig varnish finish with usual light handling & storage mars. Interior is lightly to moderately faded with some minor moth damage and light soil with light damage from front sight. 4-41228 JR29 (3,500-5,000)

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RARE 1ST YEAR OF PRODUCTION COLT MODEL 1877 STOREKEEPER’S MODEL DA LIGHTNING REVOLVER WITH US MARSHAL HISTORY. SN 2778. Cal. 38 Colt. Nickel finish with 3-1/2″ tapered rnd bbl, half moon front sight and 2-line Hartford address with etched panel on left side. Left side of frame has 3-line patent dates and is mounted with the extremely rare 1-pc rampant Colt hard rubber grip that has illegible pencil numbers in back strap channel. Serial number was observed in the usual places on frame, trigger guard, butt strap, rear face of cylinder and also on bottom of bbl under base pin. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter identifying this revolver as found, shipped to Schuyler, Hartley & Graham, New York, NY, on Oct. 4, 1877 in a 40-gun shipment. Additionally accompanied by a signed letter on United States Dept. of Justice, United States Marshal, District of Kansas, letterhead dated Nov. 8, 1984 over the signature of Ramon K. House, U.S. Marshal’s Office, Dodge City, Kansas. Marshal House states that in the late 1950s or early 1960s he acquired this revolver from a gentleman named Dean Young who was the vice-president of the Dodge City First National Bank, whose family owned the bank. Mr. Young showed Marshal House the revolver stating that it had been in the vault for many years as a bank protection weapon. The bank was in the process of being remodeled and Mr. Young stated they didn’t need the revolver anymore and he would trade it for a 22 plinker. Marshal House purchased a 22 and traded it for this revolver. Marshall House further stated “I carried the revolver in a trouser pocket during the performance of my routine duties as the Marshal of Dodge City; I used it that way for a couple of years.” He apparently retired this revolver and traded it to a local gunsmith as compensation for services. He also states that the gunsmith then traded it to a local man named “Charlie Meade” who sold it to Dean Ives of Satanta, Kansas, who, according to consignor’s records show that he sold it to Mr. McDonald. Additionally accompanied by a bifold pamphlet that features Marshal House on the front with a small history of the Dodge City Marshall’s Office on the inside and Marshall House’s autograph on the back. PROVENANCE: Fred B. McDonald Estate Collection. CONDITION: Good to very good, all matching except grip as noted above. Overall retains about all of a fine restored nickel finish with a few minor nicks & dings and some fine pitting around forcing cone area. Grip shows high point wear and light diamond point wear. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with scattered fine pitting. 4-41444 JR129 (4,000-5,000)

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EXTREMELY RARE COLT FACTORY CONVERSION OF A MODEL 1877 DA LIGHTNING REVOLVER. SN 83979. Cal. 22. Nickel finish with tapered 3-1/2″ bbl, standard Lightning half moon front sight and 2-line Hartford address. Left side of bbl is hand stamped “COLT. D.A. 22”. Left side of frame has 3-line patent dates and rampant Colt in a broken circle. Mounted with rampant Colt bird head 2-pc hard rubber grips. Left side of trigger guard & back strap under grip are stamped with the assembly numbers “18CP”. The matching assembly number is stamped on bottom of bbl. Left rear web of trigger guard is stamped with an “&” which is also stamped on rear face of cylinder. The hammer has been converted to rimfire by having the firing pin removed and a rimfire firing pin installed with a single rivet. The frame was then altered to accept the rectangular shaped rimfire firing pin. Bbl & cyl are orig Colt manufacture as attested to by factory correspondence accompanying this revolver. This revolver was originally shipped in 1892 as a 3-1/2″ Storekeeper’s Model with nickel finish in 38 caliber. In copies of correspondence dated January, 1928 between the then owner, Mr. LeRoy Schoebel of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Colt, wherein Mr. Schoebel requests the conversion of this revolver to 22 as a gift for his wife. In a copy of a follow-up letter dated July 1928, Mr. Schoebel is complaining that the conversion, which was supposed to have been completed by Feb. 15th of that year, is still not done and the cost is going to be $18.50, which he apparently considers to be too high. Also accompanied by a copy of a letter from Colt to Mr. Schoebel dated Oct. 25, 1928 over the signature of S.W. Dimick, Sales Manager, advising him that they have converted his revolver, identified by serial number, “from a .38 caliber to a .22 Rimfire.” He also lists some of the new parts required which were a new 3-1/2″ bbl in .22 Rimfire, a new cylinder .22 Rimfire and a new H mainspring. The letter does not mention the hammer & frame conversion. This is truly an exceptional & rare Model 1877 Colt revolver. PROVENANCE: Fred B. McDonald Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine, all matching except grips which are unnumbered but which are undoubtedly orig from the conversion. Overall retains most of its factory nickel finish. Grips are sound and show moderate to heavy wear. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with light pitting at the forcing cone. 4-41445 JR128 (4,000-5,000)

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RARE EARLY COLT 1877 SHERIFF’S MODEL DA LIGHTNING REVOLVER. SN 72362. Cal. 32 Colt. Usual configuration with 3-1/2″ tapered rnd bbl, half moon front sight and 2-line Hartford address. Left side of frame is without patent markings and it is mounted with 2-pc rampant Colt bird head hard rubber grips. This is one of the earliest caliber 32 Lightning revolvers produced and was manufactured in late 1888. According to consignor’s records there were only two caliber 32 Lightning revolvers produced in 1877 and three in 1888. His records indicate that this was the fourth or fifth such revolver produced. PROVENANCE: Fred B. McDonald Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fair to good with matching cylinder. Traces of blue remain on the bbl in the most sheltered areas and in the most sheltered areas of the back strap & trigger guard with balance of revolver a smooth silver metal patina. Top strap has some light pitting with fine pitting around recoil shields and a few dings on back strap. Cylinder is a matching patina with a light plum patina in the flutes. Grips are sound showing heavy wear, turned chocolate. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with light pitting. 4-41446 JR127 (4,000-5,000)

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2221

*COLT MODEL 1877 DA LIGHTNING REVOLVER. SN 143669. Cal. 38 Colt. Blue & color case hardened with 4-1/2″ bbl, half moon front sight and 2-line address with left side of bbl marked “COLT. D.A. 38”. Left side of frame has 3-line patent dates and rampant Colt in a broken circle. Mounted with rampant Colt hard rubber grips on its rnd butt frame. Although the Lightning was produced in fairly large numbers, their hard use on the frontier by persons from all walks of life, usually with limited maintenance in all kinds of weather, they are rarely found retaining much orig finish. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains about 98% strong, glossy orig blue and ejector rod housing 88-90% strong orig blue with one cleaned spot on outer radius. Frame is flaked, not worn, to a light/medium patina with a few spots of bright colors in the most sheltered areas. Trigger guard retains 95-96% strong orig blue with very slightly thinned front strap. Back strap has brilliant blue at the top with majority of back strap a flaked blue/gray patina. Cyl retains 96-97% strong orig blue with one small scratch. Grips are sound showing light high point wear with crisp diamonds. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-40547 JR97 (1,000-2,000)

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2222

SCARCE CASED COLT LONDON MODEL 1878 DA REVOLVER. SN 2622. Cal. 450 Boxer. All blue finish with 5-1/2″ bbl, full front sight with 1-line Hartford & Pall Mall London address. There is a lanyard swivel in the butt and the left front web of the trigger guard is marked with the caliber. Mounted with diamond checkered 2-pc walnut grips that have the number “2066” inside. Loading gate assembly number is “2622”. The last three digits of the assembly number are also found on rear face of cylinder. Hammer has bright polished sides with bright fire blued top & rear edges. Trigger is also fire blued. Accompanied by an orig English oak casing with an empty rnd brass medallion in the lid and a mortised brass lock in the front with rnd escutcheon. Interior is green baize lined with a Pall Mall London label inside lid. Bottom is compartmented for the revolver and a Dixon pewter oil bottle in the center with an empty tool compartment in left front corner and an empty triangular shaped compartment in right rear corner that has a cover with a bone pull. Front center of bottom is fitted with a cartridge board for 28 large caliber cartridges. Of the more than 51,000 models 1878 produced only a few shipped to England were marked with the Pall Mall address. Bottom of bbl & rear edge of cylinder are marked with British proofs. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching except grips as noted. Overall retains about 95% glossy orig blue with slight left side muzzle edge wear and some flaking on ejector rod housing and front & back straps. There are a couple of small areas of fine pitting that have been cleaned on left side of frame and sideplate. Screws are all solid and retain virtually all of their orig blue. Hammer & trigger retain about all of their fine, bright fire blue. Cylinder retains 92-93% strong orig blue with a few lightly thinned areas. Grips are extremely fine showing light diamond point wear and a couple of chipped diamonds and although not matching numbered, they do fit perfectly and apparently have been with the revolver its entire life. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore with a few scattered small spots of pitting. Case has a crack in bottom with some raised grain in the lid and overall retains most of its orig varnish. Interior is lightly faded & soiled with minor damage from front sight & hammer spur. Oil bottle is fine. 4-41227 JR28 (6,000-10,000)

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2223

*FINE COLT MODEL 1878 DA FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER REVOLVER. SN 49106. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Blue finish with 7-1/2″ bbl, full front sight and 1-line block letter address with “COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER” roll marking on left side. Bottom of bbl is stamped with a tiny “44” under base pin. Lower left side of frame has the rampant Colt in a broken circle with large trigger guard and rnd-butt grip that has a lanyard swivel in the butt and is mounted with 2-pc smooth pearl grips. Assembly number “4621” was observed on the left side of the butt under the grip and on loading gate. Last three digits of SN are on rear face of cyl. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter identifying this revolver in caliber 44 with 7-1/2″ bbl, blue finish and type of stocks not listed, shipped to M. Hartley Co., New York, NY on Nov. 15, 1902 in a shipment of five same type revolvers. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching except grips which are unnumbered. Bbl retains 96-97% strong, glossy, orig blue with only light muzzle edge wear. Ejector rod housing retains about 95% strong orig blue with holster wear at the tip. Frame retains 94-95% strong orig blue with sharp edge wear, a few light scratches on right side and some thinning on bottom front of frame. Trigger guard retains about 95% strong orig blue. Front & back straps retain blue in sheltered areas being mostly a blue/gray patina. Cyl retains 95-96% glossy orig blue. Grips are sound with great fire & color. Hammer will not catch in half cock notch, otherwise mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-41700 JR219 (7,750-8,750)

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2224

RARE FACTORY ENGRAVED COLT MODEL 1862 POCKET NAVY CONVERSION REVOLVER. SN 19960. Cal. 38 RF. Nickel finish with 4-1/2″ oct bbl, pin front sight and 1-line New-York U.S. America address. It has 5-shot rebated cylinder with stagecoach holdup scene roll marking. Frame is engraved in late vine style, from the shop of Gustave Young with fine flowing foliate arabesque patterns over the frame & bbl lug with several scrolls terminating in flower blossoms. Left side of frame has COLT’S PATENT engraved in a kidney shaped panel. Sides of hammer are engraved with Mr. Young’s typical wolf’s head pattern with fishscale pattern down both sides of the spur. Top of back strap is engraved with his typical fan pattern with foliate arabesque patterns near the top, at the heel, on butt strap & trigger guard. The silver plated brass trigger guard & back strap contain a varnished 1-pc walnut grip with the last four digits of the SN in back strap channel. 36 CAL marking on left shoulder of trigger guard. Accompanied by a rare factory letter identifying this revolver in caliber 38 Rimfire with 4-1/2″ bbl, blue finish, type of stocks not listed and factory engraved, shipped to J.P. Moores Sons, New York, NY on Aug. 9, 1875 in a shipment of 57 same type revolvers. Although the factory letter states that the finish was blue, there is little doubt that this is a factory nickel finish applied after being engraved by the factory engraver with the conversion cylinder re-polished before plating, leaving the stagecoach holdup scene roll-marking somewhat thin. It is further apparent that this revolver is unfired since plating. All of the serial numbers on the bbl lug, frame, trigger guard & back strap are accompanied by a small “IE” which indicates special finishing for engraving. According to R.L. Wilson in Colt an American Legend, few Pocket Navies were engraved and conversions had a relatively high mortality rate as a substantial number found their way to to Mexico and South America. PROVENANCE: Consignor states gun has been in the same VT family since new. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching including wedge & grip. Overall retains about 93-95% strong orig nickel finish with three or four spots of flaked nickel on bbl with other spots of loose nickel. The exposed metal is a dark brown patina. Cylinder, as noted above, appears unfired, retaining virtually all of its factory nickel and about 60-70% thin stagecoach holdup scene. Hammer retains virtually all of its brilliant case colors with some light rust on right side and top edge. Trigger guard & back strap retain virtually all of their orig silver plating. Grip is crisp with lightly worn edges and retains virtually all of its orig factory varnish. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore with one large spot of pitting. 4-41950 JR125 (4,000-6,000)

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2225

ENGRAVED COLT OPEN TOP SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER. SN 2713. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Silver finish with 7-1/2″ bbl, full front sight and fixed rear sight at the forcing cone end and a 1-line block letter address. It has usual 6-shot unfluted cyl with Ormsby Naval battle scene roll marking and is mounted with checkered 1-pc ivory grip. Left side of frame has 2-line patent dates and left shoulder of trigger guard has the caliber marking. Revolver is beautifully engraved in Cuno Helfricht style with about full coverage on frame of fine foliate arabesque patterns with fine punch dot background. Engraving extends over both sides of bbl, with border & geometric patterns around address on top and short foliate arabesque patterns on each side of muzzle. Ejector rod housing is engraved with rectangle & dot pattern and chip & dot borders. Right side of bbl lug is engraved in a diamond & dot pattern. Top of back strap is engraved with Mr. Helfrict’s trademark fan pattern with chip & dot border and geometric patterns down the back strap and on the butt strap with foliate arabesque patterns and chip & dot borders on trigger guard. Altogether this is a beautiful after market engraved revolver. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter identifying this revolver in caliber 44 RF with 7-1/2″ bbl, blue finish and type of stocks not listed, shipped to Joseph C. Grubb & Co., Phila., PA, on Sept. 6, 1873 in a shipment of 70 same type revolvers. Also accompanied by three orig 44 RF Henry flat nose cartridges and two 44 RF blanks. The open top revolvers were a great innovation in the evolution of the Colt Single Action Army. Unfortunately by the time they reached the market the 44 RF cartridge no longer was popular on the American market. However several other regions of the world were still using the 44 RF cartridges in the Henry & Winchester Model 1866 rifles. Colt very actively pursued these markets and the majority of the open top revolvers were sold to markets in South American and other areas. Today it is rare to find an open top in orig configuration without the bbl having been cut. Examining the bore of this revolver shows chatter marks in the grooves at about mid-point leading to the speculation that this bbl may have been stretched. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains most of its fine custom finish with some slight dulling on the bbl. Frame and grip frame retain about all of their fine custom finish. Cyl is slightly dulled and overall retains about 98% of the Ormsby Naval battle scene roll marking which appears to have been re-rolled. Grip is sound showing light wear & soil and retains about all of an artificially aged patina. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. Ammunition is fine. 4-41860 JR137 (4,000-7,000)

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2226

FINE SCARCE FIRST TYPE COLT OPEN TOP SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER. SN 839. Cal. 44 RF. Blue & color case hardened with 7-1/2″ rnd bbl, German silver front sight, 1-line New-York U.S. America block letter address with Richards-Mason type rear sight at chamber end of bbl. Right side of bbl lug is mounted with an ejector rod housing containing a half moon ejector rod head with bullseye concentric rings. Left side of frame is stamped with a small “COLTS PATENT” and the silver plated brass trigger guard & blued iron back strap contain a 1-pc walnut grip. Cyl is unfluted and not rebated with Ormsby Naval battle scene roll marking. The open top revolver was Colt’s first truly successful manufactured large bore cartridge revolver with about 7,000 produced in the period 1872-73. This is the early style of this model having the brass trigger guard. These revolvers are rarely ever found with high orig finish as the majority of them were shipped to South & Central America, Mexico & other foreign countries because by the time these revolvers were available on the market, solid frame, center-fire cartridge revolvers were already popular in the United States and therefore the buying public did not readily embrace this revolver which utilized the rimfire cartridge. The Colt company, being the enterprising body they were, immediately made strong efforts to sell them into areas where the 44 RF cartridge was still in wide use in the Henry & Winchester 1866 rifles. Most of these open top revolvers encountered today have shortened bbls & no orig finish. They saw hard service wherever they were with limited or no maintenance. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching including loading gate, except wedge & grip which are properly unnumbered. Bbl retains 50-60% orig blue, glossy & strong in sheltered areas, turning to a blue/gray patina over the top. Ejector rod housing is mostly a blue/gray patina. Frame retains most of its orig case colors, strong on right side and in sheltered areas on left side, faded on recoil shield & loading gate. Hammer retains strong case colors on left side & rear edge, faded to a medium patina on right side & top edge. Cyl is a smooth, even bluebrown patina and retains about 95% sharp Ormsby naval battle scene. Screws are extremely fine and retain most of their orig thin blue. Trigger guard retains silver in sheltered places being mostly a light mustard patina. Back strap retains blue in sheltered areas being mostly a plummy blue patina. Grip is sound with slightly chipped toes showing moderate edge wear with light nicks & scratches and retains most of its orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore with scattered moderate to heavy pitting. 4-42009 JR220 (12,500-17,500)

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2227

RICHARDS CONVERSION COLT MODEL 1860 SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER. SN 2722. Cal. 44 Colt CF. Nickel finish with 8″ rnd bbl, German silver front sight and 1-line New-York U.S. America address. Left side of frame has small “COLTS PATENT” and left shoulder of trigger guard is marked “44 CAL”. The Richards conversion ring, loading gate & cyl spindle are all marked “1437”. The brass trigger guard and steel back strap contain an orig Colt 1-pc ivory grip constructed of two slabs of ivory attached to two wooden blocks that are glued together to form the 1-pc grip. The Richards conversion method proved to be more practical for both Colt and the end user than the previous Thuer conversion and ultimately led to the invention of the most practical Single Action Army revolver in 1873, a revolver still in production today. There were approx. 9,000 of these revolvers produced in the period 1873-1878. CONDITION: Fine to very fine, all matching except wedge & grip which are unnumbered, and the conversion unit as previously noted. Grip is unnumbered. Bbl retains about 60% strong orig nickel and the frame about 95% strong orig nickel. Cyl overall retains 95-96% orig nickel and about 99% Ormsby Naval battle scene. Trigger guard & back strap retain traces of nickel in sheltered areas with trigger guard mostly a medium mustard patina and the back strap gray metal patina. Wedge spring is broken. Grip has a chipped right toe and numerous age lines but is completely sound showing moderate wear and retains a wonderful mellow ivory patina. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with scattered light pitting. 4-41179 JR22 (5,000-8,000)

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2227A

SCARCE COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY THUER CONVERSION REVOLVER. SN 180871. Cal. 44 Colt CF. Usual configuration with 8″ rnd bbl, German silver front sight and 1-line New York U.S. America address. Left side of frame has small “COLTS PATENT” with caliber marking on left shoulder of trigger guard. The conversion was performed on a matching numbered cyl with the assembly number “7” which is found on rear face of the Thuer conversion ring and rear face of cylinder. The brass trigger guard, which was never silver plated, and steel back strap contain a 1-pc varnished walnut grip with three of the SNs visible in back strap channel. This model was Colt’s first attempt at converting percussion revolvers to self-contained cartridges and was very successful and readily adopted, leading, ultimately to the invention of the Single Action Army. CONDITION: Fine plus, all matching except wedge which is unnumbered. Bbl retains about 60% orig blue, glossy & bright in sheltered areas with balance mostly flaked or cleaned to a medium patina with some scattered surface freckling and light pitting with heavier pitting around the face of the muzzle. Rammer pivot retains strong, bright case colors, faded on handle. Frame retains faded case colors on sides and sheltered areas on recoil shields, mostly, moderately faded. Cyl retains traces of blue in rebated area being mostly a silver/gray patina with one area of fine pitting and overall retains about 70-75% Ormsby Naval battle scene. Trigger guard has reasonably sharp edges and retains a medium mustard patina. Back strap has fine pitting that has been cleaned to a gray metal patina. Grip has slightly chipped toes showing moderate wear and retains 20-30% orig varnish with balance a hand worn patina. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore with scattered pitting. 4-41232 JR15 (7,500-10,000)

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2228

COLT NEW POLICE COP & THUG SINGLE ACTION SPUR TRIGGER REVOLVER. SN 16033. Cal. 38 Colt. Blue finish with 4-1/2″ bbl, full front sight and 2-line address with etched panel “NEW POLICE 38” on left side. It has 5-shot fluted cyl with last three digits of SN on rear face. Left side of frame is marked with caliber number. Revolver is mounted with 2-pc Colt hard rubber grips with the images of a policeman brandishing a pistol at the “thug” who is brandishing a knife. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms only about 4,000 of these scarce revolvers were produced in the period 1882-1886 in four bbl lengths and three calibers. PROVENANCE: Fred B. McDonald Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Overall retains about all of a fine restored finish. The etched panel was not restored but, although faint, is still completely legible. Grips are very fine with a couple of chipped diamonds showing light to moderate wear. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with moderate pitting. 4-41447 JR107 (2,500-4,000)

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2228A

RARE ENGRAVED COLT HOUSE PISTOL. SN 7866. Cal. 41 RF. Usual configuration with a 5-shot round clip,2-5/8″ rnd bbl, integral pinched blade front sight and 2-line address with grooved top strap for rear sight. Sight groove is marked with the patent dates. The frame & grip frame are brass with caliber marking on left side below cyl and it is mounted with 2-pc smooth bird head walnut grips numbered to this revolver. Frame, cyl & bbl are engraved in New York style, probably from the Nimschke shop with about 50-60% coverage foliate arabesque patterns on frame and a starburst on each side of bbl boss. Both sides of bbl are engraved with heavy snake & dot patterns. Cyl is engraved with foliate & geometric patterns done with a zig zag style of engraving. SN was observed on bottom of grip and bottom of bbl under base pin. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms only 2,150 of this 5-shot model were produced in the period 1871-76 of the total 9,952 revolvers produced. Of the 2,150 revolvers of this type produced, only a very few were engraved and few survive today. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching including bbl & grips, cyl is unnumbered. Bbl retains about 30-40% orig blue with balance flaked, not worn, to a dark patina. Cyl retains 70-75% glossy orig blue with balance flaked, not worn, to a dark patina. Frame retains traces of orig silver in most sheltered areas and under grips being mostly a dark mustard patina. Trigger, hammer, cyl pin, lock bolt & screws retain most of their orig blue with hammer screw bright metal. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore, may be unfired. 4-41236 JR50 (4,000-7,000)

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2229

SCARCE COLT OPEN TOP POCKET SPUR TRIGGER REVOLVER WITH BOX. SN 67968. Cal. 22. Late model, nickel finish with 2-3/8″ rnd bbl, half moon front sight and 2-line address with sloping hammer. Mounted with smooth 2-pc pearl grips with the number “7” scratched inside each grip. Revolver is lightly engraved in New York style, probably from the Helfricht shop with foliate arabesque patterns on sides of frame and geometric patterns on back strap. Sides of bbl are engraved with a light chip border and rectangle & dot patterns on both sides with a foliate spray toward the muzzle. Cylinder is engraved in a continuous geometric pattern. Accompanied by its orig hinged lid cardboard box with pink & burgundy label and dark burgundy band. These little revolvers are not often found with engraving and almost never with their orig boxes. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Overall retains about all of its orig nickel finish with no visible wear, has been fired but cylinder shows very little actual use although the rear face shows that it has been frequently dry fired, probably by someone inexperienced with firearms. Grips are fine with good fire & color. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with moderate pitting. Box shows heavy edge wear with light repairs around edge of lid and one break in rear edge. Label is lightly soiled but completely intact with good vivid colors. Altogether a rare set. 4-42011 JR190 (4,000-6,000)

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2230

EXTREMELY RARE CONSECUTIVE NUMBERED PAIR OF ENGRAVED COLT OPEN TOP POCKET REVOLVERS. SN 90142 & 90143. Cal. 22 Short. Configured & engraved identically with silver finish 2-3/8″ rnd bbls, half moon front sights and 2-line addresses. #90142 has the early high spur hammer and #90143 has the later sloping spur hammer. They are mounted with 2-pc bird head pearl grips. Both revolvers are engraved in New York style, probably from the L.D. Nimschke shop with foliate arabesque patterns on the frames which incorporate a bird’s head in the pattern on the left side. Sides of bbl are engraved in a running vine & leaf pattern with dash & dot patterns on the cyl spindle bosses. Back straps are engraved in geometric patterns. Cylinders are engraved in foliate arabesque patterns back of each cyl stop notch with a connecting zig zag pattern around the circumference. Engraved open top revolvers are a rarity in their own right but to find a consecutively numbered pair engraved identically is extremely rare. PROVENANCE: Fred B. McDonald Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching except grips which are unnumbered. Overall both revolvers retain virtually all of a fine professionally restored silver finish showing only slight muzzle edge wear, probably unfired since restoration. Engraving remains strong & sharp with no evidence of having been polished. Left side of frame on #90143 has a few light scratches. Grips are sound and retain great fire & color. Grips on #91042 are probably period of use replacements. Mechanics are fine, strong bores with moderate pitting. A truly rare & unusual pair. 4-41405 JR154 (4,000-5,000)

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