Extraordinary Firearms Auction
Reaches $16.5 Million Sales Level!

Auction: October 1st & 2nd, 2012

Preview: Sept. 28th-30th, 2012

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LATE WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 160460. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Standard carbine with 20″ bbl, full magazine, 1873-style barleycorn front sight and “1873” marked carbine ladder rear sight. Receiver has a staple & ring in left side. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with straight stock and color case hardened steel carbine buttplate with trap containing two pieces of an orig 3-pc brass & steel cleaning rod. By the time this carbine was produced in 1883, the Model 1873 had established itself as the gun that was helping win the West with its centerfire cartridges making the 1866 nearly obsolete. With sales of the 1866 waning, Winchester turned to the South American market where the newer center fire arms had not become popular. Those Model ’66 carbines that went south are rarely found in orig. configuration and finding one of these late carbines in high orig condition is a great rarity. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Bbl & magazine tube retain 96-97% strong orig blue with a couple of small wear spots on the bbl and some scattered fine surface pitting on the magazine tube; bbl bands retain strong bright orig blue; receiver & sideplates are crisp with sharp edges and overall retain a smooth, even, medium mustard patina; hammer retains about all of its orig case colors, turned a little dark; lever retains bright case colors on sides, turning silver on outer faces; buttplate retains about 75-80% orig case colors, moderately faded. Wood is sound with numerous fine nicks & scratches, a small gouge on the comb and a small bruise on the side and overall retains most of its orig oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore, bolt face retains most of its orig blue. 4-44552 JR65 (12,500-17,500)

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1001

WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 38369. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Standard rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight and 900 yard Henry style ladder rear sight. Top flat of bbl has Winchester and King’s patent markings. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with straight stock and crescent brass buttplate with trap containing an orig 4-pc brass & steel cleaning rod. Top tang channel of the buttstock & inside toe of buttplate are marked with the last four digits of SN. Bottom of stock & forend cap have factor sling swivels with an orig brass buckle leather sling. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 92-94% strong orig blue turning a little plum on magazine tube; bbl has a little scattered, very fine surface rust; receiver, forend cap & buttplate are crisp with sharp corners and retain a wonderful mellow, medium mustard patina. Wood is sound with a few light nicks & scratches and retains most of an old restored finish. Mechanics are fine, very bright shiny bore. 4-44557 JR66 (17,500-27,500)

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1002

FINE MODEL 1860 HENRY LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 2425. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Standard rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl that has integral magazine, square back, tapered, German silver front sight, an empty dovetail over the chamber area with its orig 900 yard Henry ladder rear sight marked “900” at the top, in the dovetail in the top flat of the receiver. Top flat of the bbl has the usual Henry company name, patent date and address forward of the dovetail and the SN in the usual position behind the dovetail. Mounted with straight grain, uncheckered American walnut, slight perch belly buttstock with early style rnd heel brass buttplate with trap that has the large cleaning rod hole containing an orig 4-pc iron & hickory cleaning rod. The forward part of the bbl, under the rotating sleeve is marked with assembly number “766” with matching number on rear face of the sleeve. Left side of the lower tang, under the wood, is marked with the SN with matching numbers in top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. All of the receiver screws and buttplate screws are matching numbered except the top tang wood screw which is unnumbered but is an orig Henry screw that is contoured to fit the tang and indexes properly, so is probably the orig screw that just didn’t get numbered. Left side of the buttstock is mounted with a factory sling swivel with a corresponding sling loop on left side of the bbl. No further disassembly was effected to check for additional matching numbers. Henry rifles of this era were very popular with Union and Confederate troops during the Civil War when they could find them. They are rarely found with high orig condition having served continuously throughout the Civil War and later on the American frontier, usually under adverse conditions with limited or no maintenance. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching except one screw as noted. Bbl & magazine retain about 85-90% strong orig blue with sharp edge wear and thinning around carry point near the receiver with a series of halos from a sling on left side below the sling loop; receiver, side plates & buttplate are crisp with sharp edges and retain a wonderful medium to dark mustard patina. Stock has a fine hairline back of top tang, otherwise the wood is sound with light handling & use nicks & scratches and retains virtually all of its orig factory varnish. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore, has seen very little, if any, use. This is a truly exceptional Henry rifle. 4-44559 JR67 (65,000-90,000)

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1003

SPECTACULAR CASED ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 46027. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Fantastic set with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, 1/2-nickel front sight and Henry style ladder rear sight. Winchester and King’s patent markings on the top flat. It is mounted with highly figured, about 4X, American walnut stock and forearm, uncheckered with straight grip and crescent buttplate with trap containing a 4-piece brass and iron-wiping rod. The receiver, forend cap, carrier and buttplate tang are beautifully engraved by master engraver L.D. Nimschke with full coverage foliate arabesque patterns that has punch dot background. The front flats of the receiver have about 95% coverage and the engraving extends completely over the top of the receiver, around the hammer and down the top tang. The front of the ejection port is engraved with an oval leaf shaped pattern. The buttplate tang is full coverage engraved with geometric, foliate and arabesque patterns with punch dot background and the forend cap has about 50% coverage arabesque patterns. The receiver, forend cap and buttplate are silver plated while the lever, hammer and trigger are gold washed. It is accompanied by its orig Schuyler, Harley & Graham rosewood case that measures 46-1/2″ long x 10-5/8″ wide x 3″ deep. It has silver bound top corners with silver reinforcing bands around the bottom corners and an unmarked 2-1/2″ silver shield in the center of the lid. It has mortised sliding locks on each end of the front of the case and a mortised key lock with silver diamond escutcheon in the center. The case is lined with red and green velvet, French fitted with compartments for the rifle and ten full boxes of orig 44 rimfire ammunition with a covered compartment in the right rear and a mahogany cartridge block in the front containing 41 rnds of raised “H” Winchester ammunition. The boxes are all of Winchester manufacture. According to family history this rifle was presented to James J. Hill. James Jerome Hill was born September 16, 1838 in Canada and died on May 29, 1916 of an infection. During his life Mr. Hill is credited with building the Great Northern Railroad and, along with J. Pierpont Morgan, also acquired the Northern Pacific and the Burlington lines. He was also a steamboat magnate and ran a shipping line from the Columbia River down to San Francisco and to the Orient. When he died he reportedly left an estate of 53 million dollars. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine, possibly unfired. Bbl and magazine tube retain about all of their bright original factory blue with a light spot from a rack storage and another small spot of flaking with a few scattered pinpoints of surface rust. Receiver, forend cap and buttplate also retain virtually all of their original silver plating and most of the screws retain generous amounts of their original bright blue. Lever retains about 50% original gold plating with the balance a medium patina. Trigger and hammer retain about 85-90% gold plating. Wood is sound with a few scattered surface nicks and scratches and a series of small bruises on the right side of the forearm with some finish flaking near the right side of the top tang. Otherwise it retains most of its beautiful bright piano varnish finish. Loading gate retains most of its bright fire blue. Mechanics are crisp with a brilliant shiny bore. Case is sound with numerous small grain checks in the lid and faded interior with moderate wear around the areas of the sights and hammer spur. Cartridge boxes are all mostly intact with light to moderate soil and some wear. An extraordinary rifle in exceptionally fine condition worthy of the highest level of collector. 4-44553 JR332 (100,000-175,000)

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1004

SCARCE DELUXE WINCHESTER 1ST MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 16140. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Scarce 1st Model 2nd Type ’73 deluxe special order rifle with 24-1/4″ rnd bbl, button magazine, half nickel front sight and short semi-buckhorn rear sight with serrated edges. Receiver is 2nd type with mortised impressed thumb-print dust cover. Receiver, forend cap & buttplate are color case hardened and it has a sgl-set trigger. Mounted with nicely figured, about 2-3X, center-crotch flame grain American walnut with early style checkered forearm and straight stock with crescent buttplate with trap. Left side of lower tang is marked with assembly number “3038” and “XX”. Top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate have matching assembly numbers. Deluxe 1st model ’73s are very rare and finding one with high orig finish is a great rarity. Accompanied by a fine green felt lined distributor type mahogany casing about 45-1/2″ long x 10-1/4″ wide x 2-1/2″ deep with an empty brass shield in the lid. Interior is compartmented for the rifle with four uncovered compartments, one of which contains an orig 4-pc brass & iron cleaning rod, a small metal oiler and 5-rds of ammunition. Left front half of case has a cartridge block containing 230-rds of orig WRACO ammunition. Also accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum Letter which identifies this rifle with round bbl, plain trigger (set is crossed out), XXX checkered stock, short magazine, casehardened, “1 of 1000” is crossed out, received in the warehouse Apr 19, 1876 and shipped Apr 2, 1878 to order 11497. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching. Bbl retains about 98% strong orig blue with only slight muzzle edge wear and one small rub area just over forend cap; receiver & sideplates retain about 75-80% orig case colors, stronger on left side and over the top with the bottom mostly faded to silver & the right side thinning to silver on both front & back flats; lever & hammer retain faded case colors, bright on left side of lever. Wood is sound with a few light nicks & scratches and retains most of its orig hand rubbed oil finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. Case has a grain check most of the length of the lid, otherwise is sound with usual handling & storage nicks & scratches and overall retains about 80% of its orig varnish. Interior is lightly faded in the lid, moderately faded in bottom with light soil; contents are fine. 4-44561 JR68 (20,000-30,000)

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1005

*FINE WINCHESTER 3RD MODEL 1873 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 549733. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Standard grade carbine with 20″ bbl, full magazine, barleycorn front sight and 900 yard carbine ladder rear sight. Left side of receiver has a staple & ring. Lever, hammer & buttplate are color case hardened. Mounted with nicely figured, slab-sawed, uncheckered American walnut with standard carbine forearm, straight stock & carbine buttplate with trap containing an orig 3-pc all steel cleaning rod. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Appears to be new & unfired although it may have been, but if so, very little; bbl & magazine tube retain about 99% strong orig factory blue with a few very fine scratches on the bbl; receiver retains 97-98% crisp orig blue with four small dings on right sideplate and some very minor, light scratches; left side of receiver has a light halo from the saddle ring; lever & hammer retain dark case colors; buttplate retains about all of its orig case colors, brighter on tang & toe, fading elsewhere. Wood is sound with a few very light nicks & scratches on buttstock, a couple of bruises & light gouges on forearm along with some light scratches and overall wood retains about all of its orig finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, appears to be unfired, retaining virtually all of its orig finish on bolt & bolt face. 4-44595 JR79 (15,000-25,000)

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1006

WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 294387. Cal. 32 WCF (32-20). Standard grade rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate without trap. Model 73s built in this era (1889) usually saw hard service on the American frontier under adverse conditions with little or no maintenance and are rarely found with high orig finish. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 98-99% strong orig blue with only very light sharp edge wear; receiver retains 97-98% strong orig blue with sharp edge wear, a couple of small scratches and a spot of pitting on the bottom left front edge; lever & hammer retain most of their orig case colors, moderately to heavily faded; buttplate retains most of its orig case colors, bright on tang, fading on the face. Wood is sound with light scratches and a couple of small bruises and retains most of its orig factory finish showing hand wear at the carry point on the forearm. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-44580 JR74 (7,500-12,500)

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1007

SCARCE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER 1ST MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 19115. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Standard grade rifle with scarce, special order 28″ oct bbl, full magazine, early combination front sight with 2nd bead on top of loop and early semi-buckhorn rear sight with checkered edges. Receiver is 1st model with 2nd type impressed thumb print mortised dust cover. Mounted with slab-sawed uncheckered American walnut with straight stock and crescent buttplate with trap. Receiver has sgl-set trigger. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle, as found, received in warehouse July 31, 1876 and shipped Aug. 2, 1876 to Order #6482. Any special order feature on these early 1873 Winchesters is very rare, especially extra length bbls. Arms of this era are rarely found with high orig finish as they generally saw hard service under adverse conditions on the American frontier with little or no maintenance. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 80-85% blue turning plum with edge wear and a couple of dings; magazine tube retains about 90% blue with a couple of repaired & touched-up dents just above the forearm; receiver retains 65-70% thinning orig blue with some candy striping and some scattered surface spotting; lever & hammer retain faded case colors, turned silver on outer faces; forend cap retains about 85% orig blue and the buttplate is a silver/gray patina with some light pitting. Wood is sound with light handling & use marks, a series of bruises near the toe and shows an even hand worn patina with a dark spot near the heel. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with scattered pitting. 4-44589 JR78 (7,500-12,500)

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1008

RARE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 151721. Cal. 38 WCF (38-40). Standard grade rifle with extremely rare 32″ oct bbl, full magazine with two magazine bands, half nickel front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Receiver, forend cap & buttplate are color case hardened. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate with trap. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle, as found, with “plain polished stock”, received in warehouse June 11, 1883 and shipped next day to Order #12621. Extra length bbls on any Winchester, especially those over 30″ are very rare and seldom encountered in any configuration and are rarely found with high orig finish. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: About very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 93-95% strong orig blue with sharp edge wear and some minor spots of pitting; magazine tube is turning plum; receiver, lever & hammer retain 70-75% faded case colors, a little stronger in sheltered areas, turned silver over bottom & top; forend cap retains silvered case colors and the buttplate has turned dark. Wood is sound with usual handling & use nicks, scratches & dings with the buttstock retaining 92-94% strong, orig piano varnish finish; forearm retains about 75% bright orig piano varnish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-44592 JR77 (6,000-10,000)

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1009

RARE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 334836. Cal. 38 WCF (38-40). Standard grade ’73 rifle with extremely rare special order 36″ oct bbl with full magazine, two magazine bands, half nickel front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate with trap. Receiver has sgl-set trigger. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle, as found, with set trigger, received in warehouse Oct. 7, 1890 and shipped next day to Order #19076. This rifle is equipped with the longest bbl offered by Winchester. They are extremely rare and seldom encountered in any condition. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Good to very good. No orig finish remains being an overall dark plummy brown attic patina showing sharp edge wear and a couple of dents in the magazine tube; Wood is sound with nicks, dings & scratches and overall retains a dark hand worn patina; Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with a few scattered spots of light pitting. 4-44584 JR75 (4,000-7,000)

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1010

FINE WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 52111. Cal. 40-60. Standard grade rifle with 28″ oct bbl, full magazine, blued Rocky Mountain front sight and “1876” marked ladder rear sight. Receiver, forend cap & buttplate are color case hardened. Mounted with very nicely figured, uncheckered American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate with trap containing an orig 5-pc brass & steel cleaning rod. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle, as found, received in warehouse April 21, 1886 and shipped same day to Order #5937. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine, near new, may have been fired but if so, very little. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 99% crisp orig blue with a fine scratch on the bbl and magazine tube from some careless individual removing the forend cap; receiver retains very bright, lightly faded, orig case colors as does the forend cap, brighter on the buttplate; hammer retains brilliant case colors; lever retains bright case colors on sides and in sheltered areas, fading on outer faces. Wood is sound with a couple of very minor, very scattered handling & storage nicks & scratches and retains virtually all of its orig piano varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. An opportunity to own a virtually new 1876 rifle only comes once in a lifetime. 4-44547 JR63 (15,000-25,000)

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1011

RARE INSCRIBED DELUXE ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 24468. Cal. 45-90. Spectacular ’86 with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight, Lyman tang sight and sgl set trigger. Receiver is $4.00 engraved in #10-style consisting of a standing whitetail buck on left side and the inscription on the right side “Made Expressly For William Ross Tulloch” surrounded by light foliate arabesque patterns. Forend cap and buttplate tang are engraved to match. Mounted with very highly figured marbled & flame grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and serpentine grip stock with black insert, cheekpiece and nickeled brass Swiss buttplate. Stock & forend cap have factory sling swivels and an orig type Winchester leather sling with dbl roller buckle. Left side of lower tang is marked with the assembly number “827”, another defaced assembly number, “XXX” and “S”. Left side of top tang under the wood is stamped “REFINISHED”. Top tang channel of buttstock is marked with the “827” assembly number and inside the buttplate has the “827” assembly number stamped transverse over the assembly number “8740”. There is also a small assembly number “410-86″, probably applied by the Winchester factory when the rifle was refinished. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle, as found, listing caliber as 45-90, oct bbl, set trigger, checkered stock with pistol grip, Swiss butt and cheekpiece, 1-1/2″ longer than regular and 3/4” more drop than regular. It also shows sling & swivel and has the notation “blank piece,” which meaning is unclear. It was received in warehouse Oct. 8, 1888 and shipped next day to Order #124211, repair & return Oct. 18, 1908. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching. Overall retains virtually all of its factory restored finish to both metal & wood with brilliant case colors, lightly faded outer faces of lever, crisp bright blue and piano type varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-44449 JR39 (30,000-50,000)

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1012

RARE SEMI-DELUXE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 97046. Cal. 45-90. Beautiful ’86 with rare 30″ oct bbl, full magazine, globe front sight, slot blank in rear seat and a Lyman tang sight. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with buttstock that has serpentine grip with black insert and crescent buttplate. Buttstock & forend cap have sling eyes. Receiver has sgl set trigger. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is marked with the assembly number “493” and “CF”. Top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate are marked with matching assembly number. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle, as found, received in warehouse Feb. 14, 1895 and shipped next day to Order #7570. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, appears to be new & unfired. Bbl & magazine tube retain 99%+ orig factory blue; receiver, lever & hammer retain virtually all of their brilliant orig case colors with bright fire blue on loading gate; forend cap & buttplate retain spots of brilliant case colors fading to a lighter color. Wood is sound with only a few very minor, very faint handling & storage nicks in the finish and retains virtually all of its brilliant factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, appears to be unfired. Bolt face retains about all of its orig factory finish with old grease evident. 4-44485 JR49 (25,000-40,000)

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1013

FINE DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 89895. Cal. 40-82. Beautiful ’86 with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight and sgl-set trigger. Mounted with about 2X center crotch flame grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and serpentine pistol grip stock with black insert and crescent buttplate. Stock & forend cap have sling eyes. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle, as found, received in warehouse July 27, 1894 and shipped same day with four other Model 1886s to Order #16242. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Bbl & magazine tube retain 97-98% strong orig factory blue; forend cap retains about all of its orig case colors, brilliant in sheltered areas, moderately faded elsewhere; receiver retains about 90% strong case colors, brilliant in areas on the sides, fading over the top and mostly silvered on bottom; lever & hammer retain faded case colors. Wood is sound with light handling & storage nicks & scratches and retains about all of a restored finish; stock does not fit well around top tang. Mechanics are fine, very bright shiny bore. 4-44475 JR46 (12,500-17,500)

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1014

FINE SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 61597. Cal. 38-56. Beautiful deluxe ’86 with special order 28″ oct to rnd bbl, button magazine, silver bead express front sight, sporting rear sight and a Lyman loop tang sight. Receiver is color case hardened and it has a sgl set trigger. Mounted with extremely beautiful, 3-4X American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and serpentine pistol grip stock with black insert, a deep Swiss cheekpiece and nickeled brass Swiss buttplate. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is marked with assembly number “250” and “XXX”. Matching assembly number is found in top tang channel of buttstock. Buttplate is unnumbered which is not unusual for Swiss buttplates. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Bbl retains 97-98% strong orig blue with only faint sharp edge wear; receiver retains about all of its orig case colors on sides and top, moderately faded, bright in sheltered areas, turned silver on bottom with distinctive dbl shellac lines; hammer & lever retain about all of their orig case colors, bright on back edge of hammer and strong on sides of lever, lightly to moderately faded on outer faces of lever. Wood is sound with a few light nicks & scratches and a small chip at the edge of the cheekpiece and overall retains about all of its orig bright piano varnish finish with some touch-up on bottom rear edge of forearm. Mechanics are crisp, very bright shiny bore. 4-46083 JR316 (10,000-15,000)

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1015

RARE SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 20044. Cal. 40-82. Unusual deluxe ’86 with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, very rare extra thin blade, “C.W.G.” marked front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight with extra fine notch and Lyman tang sight. Left side of lower tang is marked with assembly number “132” and “XXX”. Matching assembly number is also found in top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Mounted with about 3X center crotch flame grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and buttstock with straight grip and blued crescent buttplate. Accompanied by two Cody Firearms Museum letters which identify this rifle in caliber 40-82 with oct bbl, plain trigger with 2-1/2 lb. pull, fancy checkered stock 3/4″ shorter than regular, forearm & grip thinner than regular and blued frame & trims, received in warehouse July 21, 1888 and shipped two days later to Order #9562. Stock measures 12-1/4″ LOP to center of crescent. Forearm appears to be standard in all respects while the wrist of the stock is slightly thinner. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Overall retains virtually all of its crisp, bright orig factory blue with some very fine sharp edge wear on the receiver and some minor freckling; hammer retains brilliant case colors, lightly faded on top edge; lever retains bright case colors on sides, faded to silver on outer faces; loading gate base retains bright case colors; forearm cap & buttplate retain strong orig blue, a little thin on heel & toe of buttplate. Wood is sound with a few, very minor storage & handling mars and retains most all of its strong orig piano varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-44469 JR33 (17,500-27,500)

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1016

*RARE SPECIAL ORDER SEMI-DELUXE “BIG 50” WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 158359. Cal. 50 Ex.(50-110). Beautiful semi-deluxe rifle with 26″ oct to rnd bbl, scarce full magazine, takedown with Sheard front sight, platinum line rear sight and Lyman tang sight. Mounted with nicely figured, slab sawed American walnut with I-style checkered forearm and capped pistol grip stock with Winchester hard rubber buttplate. This rifle was produced in 1921 near the very end of 1886 production and the caliber is unusual in this late configuration. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Overall retains about 98% bright orig blue with only faint sharp edge wear and one small spot on top of bbl. Wood is sound with a very few, light, scattered nicks & scratches with buttstock retaining virtually all of its orig factory finish; forearm has a repaired crack and retains most of a restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, may be unfired. 4-44490 JR50 (20,000-35,000)

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1017

WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE IN A SCARCE CALIBER. SN 95835. Cal. 40-70. Standard grade rifle with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight, Lyman 6A 2-leaf folding rear sight and Lyman tang sight. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle, as found, received in warehouse Feb. 6, 1895 and shipped May 11, 1895 to Order #12013. This cartridge was introduced for the 1886 in 1894 but was not much of an improvement over the 38-55 cartridge being chambered in the much lighter Model 1894 rifle and therefore drew little interest from the buying public. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 98-99% strong orig blue with only faint sharp edge wear, a couple of minor nicks on the edges and a few scattered spots of pin prick rust spotting; receiver & forend cap retain nearly all of their brilliant case colors, moderately faded on bottom of receiver; hammer retains faded case colors and the lever most all of its orig case colors turned dark and lightly faded on outer faces; buttplate retains smoky case colors. Wood is sound with light nicks, scratches & dings, has a plugged screw hole in bottom of stock and overall retains about all of a fine professionally restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-44501 JR54 (12,500-17,500)

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1018

WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 69066. Cal. 45-90. Standard grade rifle with 26″ rnd bbl, full magazine, silver bead Jack front sight, slot blank in rear seat and a Lyman 21 receiver sight. Rifle has color case hardened receiver, forend cap & buttplate. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock and crescent buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle in caliber 45-90 with rnd bbl & plain trigger received in warehouse Sept. 23, 1892 and shipped Oct. 5, 1892 with two other Model 1886s to Order #7012. No mention of the Lyman receiver sight. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 98% strong orig blue with a couple of small wear spots from an old rear sight installation; receiver retains almost all of its factory case colors, brilliant on sides, faded over top & bottom; lever & hammer retain brilliant case colors, faded on top edge of hammer and outer faces of lever; forend cap & buttplate retain faded case colors. Wood is sound with a few minor nicks & light bruises and retains about all of an old refinish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-44498 JR53 (6,000-10,000)

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Revised: 9/30/2012

Correction: The caliber is 40/65 NOT 38-56

RARE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 30651. Cal. 38-56. Standard grade rifle with rare 30″ oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Receiver, forend cap & buttplate are color case hardened. Mounted with nicely figured, slab sawed American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle, as found, received in warehouse June 19, 1889 and shipped next day to Order #22938. Extra length bbls on any Winchester rifle are a rare feature. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 97-98% strong orig blue with light sharp edge wear and a few fine scratches on bbl; magazine tube finish is turning slightly plum; receiver retains about 70% bright case colors, moderately faded on sides & top, brilliant in sheltered areas, turned silver on bottom; forend cap retains dark case colors; lever & hammer retain lightly to moderately faded case colors; buttplate contains moderately faded case colors. Stock has a small chip back of top tang, otherwise wood is sound with a few light nicks & scratches and retains most of a professionally restored finish. Mechanics are fine, very bright shiny bore. 4-44506 JR56 (6,000-10,000)

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1020

RARE SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 99954. Cal. 45-90. Fine deluxe ’86 with 26″ full matted oct bbl, full magazine, Lyman ivory bead front sight, missing the bead, and a Lyman 6A 2-leaf folding rear sight. Receiver is color case hardened. Mounted with about 2X American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and straight stock cut for checkered steel Winchester buttplate which is missing. Left side of lower tang is marked with assembly number “593” and “XX” which number is also found in top tang channel of buttstock. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle in caliber 45-90, matted oct bbl, plain trigger, fancy checkered oil finished stock, Lyman front & rear sights, “special rear sight, rear slot out 2-1/8″ from rear” and shotgun butt. Received in warehouse April 27, 1895 and shipped same day to Order #10672. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl retains about 90% thinning orig blue turning a little plum; magazine tube retains 90-92% thinning orig blue; forend cap retains about all of its orig case colors, brilliant on sides; receiver retains virtually all of its orig case colors, strong & bright on sides, faded nearly to silver on bottom; lever & hammer retain brilliant case colors on sides, fading on edges. Forearm has a hairline on right side at the cap, otherwise wood is sound with light handling & use marks and retains most of a fine professionally restored oil finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with some light roughness. 4-44463 JR35 (12,500-17,500)

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1021

SPECIAL ORDER “BIG 50” WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 60137. Cal. 50 Ex. (50-110). Special order standard grade rifle with 26″ oct bbl, button magazine, Lyman silver bead front sight and 3-leaf express rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock and crescent buttplate. This rifle, according to records, was produced in 1891, a few years before the official introduction of the 50-110 cartridge in 1899 for the Model 1886, making it one of the earlier Model 1886s chambered for this huge cartridge. It is further distinctive being a 50-110 with color case hardened receiver and crescent buttplate. The heavy recoil of this cartridge made shooting a rifle with crescent buttplate very uncomfortable. That is why most 50 caliber Winchester 1886s are found with shotgun buttplates. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle in cal. 51-110, with oct bbl, plain trigger and half magazine. Received in warehouse on March 12, 1894 and shipped three days later to order number 10284. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl retains 96-98% strong orig blue with light sharp edge wear and a couple of minor nicks; receiver retains 70-75% strong case colors, mostly on sides, moderately faded over top and turned silver on bottom; hammer retains very strong case colors with strong case colors on sides of lever, faded on outer faces; forend cap retains smoky case colors; buttplate retains about 90% very bright case colors. Wood is sound with a few minor nicks and retains about all of a restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, very bright shiny bore. 4-44491 JR51 (15,000-20,000)

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1022

SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 22683. Cal. 45-90. Standard grade rifle with 26″ oct bbl, button magazine, ivory bead front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight and Lyman tang sight. Mounted with uncheckered, nicely figured, slab sawed American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate. Rifle has color case hardened receiver, forend cap & buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle, as found, received in warehouse Sept. 12, 1888 and shipped Aug. 13, 1889. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 97-98% strong orig blue with only faint sharp edge wear and some rust freckling on the sights along with a few scattered spots of rust on the bbl; receiver retains about 70% strong but moderately faded case colors on the sides and top with the bottom turned silver; hammer retains brilliant case colors turned silver on top edge; lever retains strong case colors on sides, brilliant in sheltered areas, turned silver on outer faces; buttplate & forend cap retain faded case colors; loading gate appears to have been refinished. Wood is sound and retains about all of a wonderful factory style restored finish. Bbl may also be an old factory restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-44495 JR52 (6,000-10,000)

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1023

*SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 120109. Cal. 45-70. Standard grade carbine with 22″ bbl, full magazine, silver bead front sight, carbine ladder rear sight and a stud & ring in left side of receiver. Mounted with nicely figured, uncheckered, slab sawed American walnut with straight stock & carbine buttplate. Buttstock & forearm band have sling eyes. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this carbine, as found, received in warehouse May 20, 1900 and shipped Sept. 10, 1900 to Order #4956. Returned & repaired Sept. 10, 1907. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 90-92% strong orig blue with thinning around rear sight; receiver retains faded case colors in sheltered areas being mostly a silver brown patina. Buttstock has a small gouge out of the comb with a couple of carved notches below the sling eye and all the wood appears to have been cleaned with a light finish applied; forearm retains most of an old refinish. Mechanics are fine, very bright shiny bore. 4-44511 JR58 (5,000-8,000)

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SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 77418. Cal. 40-65. Standard grade carbine with 22″ bbl, full magazine, square base front sight and carbine ladder rear sight that may be an old reproduction. Receiver & buttplate are color case hardened and receiver has a stud & ring in the left side. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this carbine, as found, shipping date not given, received in warehouse April 19, 1893. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 90% strong orig blue turning a little plum; receiver retains about 60% faded case colors, mostly on sides with top & bottom turned silver; lever & hammer retain faded case colors and the buttplate about 50% faded case colors with scattered rust. Wood is sound with light nicks & dings and has been cleaned with an added coat of light finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with some orange peel roughness. 4-44512 JR59 (5,000-8,000)

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1025

EXTREMELY RARE VERY FIRST WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 46. Cal. 38-55. Standard carbine with 20″ bbl, full magazine, German silver front sight, carbine ladder rear sight and a staple & ring in left side of receiver. Note that this is a staple & ring like is usually found on 1873 & 1892 carbines, not the stud & ring which became standard on later 1894 carbines. Receiver is the rare 1st type with cartridge guide screw heads exposed on outside of receiver. Mounted with uncheckered, nicely figured, slab sawed American walnut with straight stock & carbine buttplate. 1st type receivers are in and of themselves very rare, having been produced only during the years 1894 & 1895 intermixed with Type 2 receivers. Carbines in this configuration are extraordinarily rare. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this carbine, as found, received in warehouse March 26, 1895 and shipped Sept. 24, 1895 to Order #21459. Although this letter shows shipment in 1895 the receiver was manufactured early in production in 1894. Also accompanied by a copy of p. 3 of a survey of the Model 1894 records in the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody Firearms Museum records repository which reflects that this carbine was the first Model 1894 carbine produced and also the first carbine in caliber 38-55. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 97-98% orig blue with a couple of spots of light surface rust; bbl bands retain most of their orig blue with light high point wear; receiver retains about 95-96% strong orig blue, thinned on bottom edges, with a halo from the saddle ring; lever & hammer retain strong case colors turned silver on outer faces of lever. Wood is sound with a few light nicks & scratches and retains about all of its orig oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-44404 JR43 (25,000-40,000)

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RARE FIRST YEAR PRODUCTION 1ST TYPE WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 1693. Cal. 38-55. Beautiful early rifle with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, ivory bead combination front sight, Lyman 2-leaf folding rear sight, one leaf missing & Lyman tang sight. Mounted with 2-3X center crotch, flame grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and straight stock with crescent buttplate. Receiver is 1st type with cartridge guide screw heads exposed on the outside. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is unmarked, however right side of upper tang, under the wood, is marked with assembly number “233” and “XXX”. Assembly number “14401” is found on rear face of buttstock under buttplate and assembly number “5” is marked inside toe of buttplate. ’94 rifles with 1st type receivers are very rare having been produced only in 1894 & 1895. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle, as found, received in warehouse Feb. 4, 1895 and shipped same day to Order #6377. Although this letter shows shipment in 1895, the receiver was actually manufactured in 1894. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 94-95% orig blue with sharp edge wear and a few minor nicks & dings; magazine tube retains 95-96% strong orig blue and forend cap about 95%; receiver retains about 92-94% orig blue, strong on sides with light candy striping, thinning over top & bottom; hammer retains most of its strong orig case colors with brilliant case colors on sides of lever, fading on outer faces. Wood is sound with light nicks & scratches and retains most of its orig piano varnish finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-44401 JR44 (20,000-30,000)

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1027

WONDERFUL 1ST TYPE WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 3163. Cal. 38-55. Rare 1st type standard grade rifle with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, ivory bead combination front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with nicely figured, uncheckered straight grain American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate. In the recent past, this cataloger read the draft of an article written by the late Tommy Rholes and Jeb Klitzke regarding the production of these early 1894 rifles. Their research disclosed that they were produced in very limited numbers only in 1894 & 1895. Accompanied by two Cody Firearms Museum letters, one dated 1993 and the other 2001, which identify this rifle, as found, received in warehouse July 30, 1895 and shipped next day to Order #16643. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, near new. The bbl, magazine & forend cap retaining about 98-99% strong orig blue; receiver, floorplate & bolt retain about 97% strong orig blue with only light sharp edge wear and some minor thinning on bottom at carry point; left side of receiver has a fine jagged scratch and right side some minor flaking; lever & hammer retain most of their orig case colors, brilliant on sides, moderately faded on outer faces of the lever; buttplate retains about 75% faded case colors. Wood is sound with only a couple of very minor light mars in the finish and overall retains about all of its strong orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, very bright shiny bore. 4-44397 JR23 (12,500-17,500)

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1028

EXTRAORDINARILY RARE, ONE OF A KIND, SPECIAL ORDER FACTORY ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION SHORT RIFLE. SN 64062. Cal. 30 WCF (30-30). According to a survey of the records of the Cody Firearms Museum, Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, WY, regarding the production of the Winchester Model 1894 in the serial range “1 through 353,999″ there were only 22 arms of this model produced with non-standard wood and this rifle, listed by SN, is the only one produced with mahogany wood. Additionally there were only 2,252 produced with 22″ bbls and only 336 rifles were engraved. This survey also reports that there were only 56 gold plated or trimmed guns. This rifle has a 22″ oct bbl, full magazine, Lyman ivory bead front sight with screw and a 3-leaf platinum line express rear sight. Mounted with fine grained mahogany wood with H-style checkered 8-3/8” forearm and capped pistol grip stock with crescent buttplate. Receiver, forend cap, magazine band & buttplate are heavily gold plated. Receiver is factory engraved in style #9 with the vignettes of a running whitetail buck on left side surmounted by the script name “I.M. Lawrence” and the right side has a standing whitetail buck. Engraving extends over top & bottom, top tang, over chamber area of bbl and buttplate tang. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is marked with assembly number “7962” and “XXX”. The matching assembly number is also found or rear face of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle, as found, with octagon bbl (length not indicated), plain trigger, checkered pistol grip mahogany stock, $4.00 engraved and gold plated receiver with “I.M. Lawrence” on left side and “Monogram Ring”, received in warehouse July 12, 1899 and shipped same to Order #29660. Although this letter shows shipping in 1899 the receiver was actually manufactured in 1896. Also accompanied by a 2-page letter dated Sept. 14, 1998, over the signature of Lloyd Barden where he states that “Isadore Lawrence was a store owner in El Paso in the 1890s. The store was on the corner of San Francisco and Santa Fe Streets.” Mr. Barden describes an incident related to him by Mr. Lawrence’s grandson to whom this rifle was bequeathed, wherein Mr. Lawrence was robbed at gunpoint but shot and killed the robber. He also states that Mr. Lawrence moved to Middletown, NY where he died in 1950 and that a copy of his will named his grandson executor and heir and mentioned his shotguns, rifle & pistols. Also accompanying is a hand written letter from the late Tommy Rholes dated Feb. 6, 1999 wherein he authenticates this rifle as being completely original. Additionally accompanying is a copy of the Winchester ledger sheet for this rifle and copies of pages of the aforementioned survey. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 97-98% strong orig blue with only light sharp edge wear and a small ding on magazine tube; forend cap retains about 98% gold finish; receiver retains 97-98% strong orig gold finish and the buttplate about 93-95% gold plating; hammer retains most of its orig strong case colors turned silver on top edge; lever retains brilliant case colors on sides, fading to silver on outer faces. Wood is sound and retains most of an old restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore, frosty in the grooves. 4-44375 JR29 (40,000-70,000)

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1029

*FINE SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE TAKEDOWN WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 369285. Cal. 32-40. Beautiful deluxe ’94 with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, ivory bead combination front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight and locking Lyman tang sight. Mounted with spectacular 3X plus, flame & marbled grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and capped pistol grip stock with deep sweeping cheekpiece and nickeled brass Swiss buttplate. Left side of lower tang is marked with assembly number “9725” and “SCPX”. Matching assembly number is also found on rear face of buttstock, under buttplate and inside toe of buttplate. Winchester rifles with a cheekpiece stock & Swiss buttplate are somewhat rare. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection; Bob Hoffman; Mike Stanton Collection. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 96-98% strong orig blue with only fine sharp edge wear, a couple of small dings and a few spots of light scattered surface rust; forend cap retains about 50% flaking blue; receiver retains about 95% orig blue with sharp edge wear and some light thinning; there are a couple of light scratches on receiver; loading gate retains strong fire blue; lever & hammer retain brilliant case colors, moderately faded on outer faces of lever. Wood is sound with a few light nicks & dings and retains most of a very professional, very high quality, factory style piano varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-44329 JR45 (15,000-20,000)

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SCARCE EARLY DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 15330. Cal. 38-55. Fine deluxe rifle with 26″ rnd bbl, full magazine, ivory bead combination front sight and Winchester 3-leaf express rear sight. Mounted with about 2-3X center crotch, flame grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and capped pistol grip stock with smooth steel shotgun buttplate. Left side of lower tang is marked with assembly number “3052”, “XX” and “S”. Rear face of the buttstock, under the buttplate and inside toe of buttplate are also marked with the matching assembly number. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum work sheet which identifies this rifle as found, received in warehouse July 17, 1896 and shipped next day to Order #14307. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine, all matching. Bbl & magazine tube retain 98-99% strong orig blue with some thinning around magazine band from takedown operation; takedown ring retains most of its orig blue, slightly thinned; receiver retains 93-95% strong orig blue with some minor flaking and candy striping with light sharp edge wear; hammer retains strong case colors and the lever brilliant case colors on sides, fading on outer faces; buttplate retains 95-96% glossy orig blue. Wood is sound with a very few, very minor handling & storage nicks in the varnish and overall retains about all of its bright piano varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, may be unfired, bolt face retains about all of its orig blue. 4-44385 JR25 (15,000-25,000)

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1031

SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE TAKEDOWN WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 59617. Cal. 30 WCF (30-30). Beautiful deluxe ’94 with 26″ rnd bbl, half magazine, takedown, half nickel front sight with screw and 3-leaf express rear sight. Mounted with about 3X center crotch, flame grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and straight stock with smooth steel buttplate. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is unmarked however the buttstock is stamped with the assembly number “4642” on its rear face which number is also found inside toe of buttplate. There is no apparent reason for this anomaly. Close examination of the wood to metal fit reveals that the fit is about perfect and it is readily apparent that this is the orig buttstock to this rifle. On top of which the figure & color of the forearm exactly matches the buttstock. Accompanied by two identical Cody Firearms Museum letters, one dated 1982 and the other 2006, which identify this rifle, as found, received in warehouse March 25, 1899 and shipped April 3, 1899 to Order #24324. Also accompanied by a copy of the ledger sheet for this rifle. Although the letter shows that this rifle was shipped in 1899, other records disclose that it was manufactured in 1896. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl, magazine tube & forend cap retain 98-99% strong orig blue; takedown ring retains most of its orig blue, slightly thinned on bottom with some candy striping on the sides; receiver retains 96-98% bright orig blue with light sharp edge wear, some minor thinning on bottom and some very fine scratches on left side; lever & hammer retain bright case colors, faded on outer faces of lever; buttplate retains about 60% thin blue. Wood is sound with a few minor nicks & chips in the piano varnish and overall the buttstock retains about 98% brilliant varnish and the forearm about 85% brilliant varnish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-44320 JR15 (12,500-17,500)

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1032

RARE SPECIAL ORDER EARLY DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 49086. Cal. 30 WCF (30-30). Beautiful deluxe ’94 with 26″ extra light tapered oct bbl, full magazine, tall Lyman ivory bead hunting front sight dovetailed into the top flat rather than pedestal mounted as is usual on rapid taper bbls. It has 3-leaf platinum line express sight with slightly altered notch in the 50-yard leaf and a locking Lyman tang sight with built-in windage. Receiver has dbl set triggers. Mounted with very nicely figured flame grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and capped pistol grip stock with crescent buttplate. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is marked with assembly number “6441” and “CH”. Matching assembly number is also found inside toe of buttplate. Rear face of buttstock has assembly number “8522” along with “94” indicating a replaced buttstock. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle in 30 caliber with extra light oct bbl, set trigger, Lyman hunting front sight and “plain pistol grip” stock, received in warehouse Dec. 7, 1898 and shipped same day to Order #15876. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 98-99% strong orig blue; forend cap retains 96-97% glossy orig blue; receiver retains 95-97% glossy orig blue with very light sharp edge wear and light candy striping down both sides; loading gate retains virtually all of its orig fire blue; lever & hammer retain most of their orig case colors, moderately faded on hammer, brilliant on sides of lever, faded on outer faces; buttplate retains smoky case colors. Stock has a repaired chip on left side of wrist by top tang, otherwise wood is sound with stock retaining 97-98% glossy piano varnish finish; forearm retains about 60% glossy orig varnish with rear half showing moderate wear. Mechanics are crisp, very bright shiny bore. 4-44382 JR26 (12,500-17,500)

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*RARE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 308994. Cal. 38-55. Semi-deluxe rifle with scarce oct to rnd extra lightweight 26″ bbl, full magazine, gold bead pedestal mounted front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Receiver has close-coupled dbl-set triggers. Mounted with very nicely figured, uncheckered, slab sawed American walnut with capped pistol grip buttstock and Winchester hard rubber buttplate. Accompanied by two Cody Firearms Museum letters, one dated 2008 and the other 2009 which are identical and identify this rifle, as found, with extra lightweight half oct nickel steel bbl, set trigger, plain wood stock with pistol grip, Lyman front sight/Winchester high velocity, takedown, shotgun butt with rubber buttplate, received in warehouse Jan. 7, 1908 and shipped same day to Order #136503. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 98-99% crisp orig factory blue with two fingerprints of pitting on bbl near muzzle; forend cap & takedown ring are matching condition; receiver retains about 97% crisp orig blue with a small ding on top left rear edge that has been touched up; left side also has a couple of small cleaned spots; lever & hammer retain about all of their brilliant orig case colors. Wood is sound with a few light storage & handling nicks & dings and some small bruises on the comb and overall retains about all of its orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, possibly unfired, bolt face retains virtually all of its orig factory blue. 4-44328 JR12 (7,500-12,500)

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RARE SPECIAL ORDER SEMI-DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 131715. Cal. 25-35. Fine special order carbine with 20″ bbl, full magazine, Sheard front sight and Winchester express rear sight, missing its middle leaf. Left side of receiver has a stud & ring. Mounted with extra finish American walnut with I-style checkered forearm and capped pistol grip stock with Winchester hard rubber buttplate. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is marked with assembly number “8271” which number is also found in top tang channel of the buttstock. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this carbine in caliber 25-35 with “plain pistol grip stock, checkered”, shotgun butt with rubber buttplate, received in warehouse Nov. 19, 1901 and shipped next day to Order #121950. Although the letter shows that this carbine was shipped in 1901, records indicate that it was manufactured in 1897. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 97-98% strong orig blue with one small area of rust toward the front sight; receiver retains about 85-88% strong orig blue, thinning over top & bottom; lever & hammer retain bright case colors on sides, fading on outer faces. Wood is sound with light handling & use nicks & scratches and retains nearly all of its orig varnish finish. Mechanics are fine, very bright shiny bore. 4-44408 JR22 (4,000-7,000)

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*RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 TRAPPER SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 318257. Cal. 30 WCF (30-30). Standard grade carbine with 15″ bbl, full magazine, square base front sight with silver blade and 3-leaf, platinum-line express rear sight. Left side of receiver has a stud & ring. Mounted with uncheckered gumwood with 7-7/8″ carbine forearm and straight stock with carbine buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter dated 2008 and a Winchester Gun Museum letter dated 1970 which provide the identical information listing this carbine in caliber 30 with 15″ bbl, received in warehouse Oct. 2, 1906 and shipped Oct. 9, 1906 to Order #67043. Also accompanied by a 2-page letter on Dept. of the Treasury letterhead dated 31 Jan. 1983, listing this carbine, identified by SN, as a Curio & Relic. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 98-99% crisp orig factory blue and bbl bands retain most of their orig blue; receiver retains 95-96% strong orig blue with some minor flaking and a light “halo” from the saddle ring; lever & hammer retain brilliant case colors on the sides, fading on the edges. Wood is sound with very minor, very light handling & storage nicks & scratches and retains most of its orig finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-44407 JR21 (10,000-15,000)

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ANTIQUE WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 67549. Cal. 30 WCF (30-30). Standard grade rifle with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight with screw and 3-leaf platinum line express rear sight. Mounted with very nicely figured, uncheckered American walnut with straight stock and crescent buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle as found, received in the warehouse Sept. 16, 1899 and shipped Oct. 5, 1899 to Order #40593. Although this rifle was not shipped until late 1899, the records indicate that it was manufactured in 1896 and therefore is an antique. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 98-99% crisp orig blue with only faint muzzle edge wear. Receiver retains about 97-98% strong orig blue with light edge wear and some minor flaking and light scratches on the right side with some surface spotting on left side. Lever & hammer retain brilliant case colors, faded on outer faces of lever. Buttplate retains about all of its orig strong case colors, lightly to moderately faded. Wood is sound with a very few, very minor nicks & scratches and retains about all of its crisp orig finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-44343 JR8 (4,500-6,500)

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*FINE WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 234435. Cal. 32-40. Standard grade rifle with 26″ rnd bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight with screw and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut, straight grip & crescent buttplate. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 98-99% strong orig blue. Forend cap retains about 90% blue. Receiver retains about 95% strong orig blue with sharp edge wear, some minor thinning on bottom and some light surface etching on right side with a few scattered, minor freckles on left side. Lever & hammer retain bright case colors, moderately faded on outer faces of lever. Buttplate retains silvery case colors. Wood is sound with a few light nicks & scratches and retains most of its orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-44339 JR9 (4,000-6,000)

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SCARCE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 19459. Cal. 38-55. Standard grade rifle with rare 30″ rnd bbl, full magazine, front sight with screw, Marbles express rear sight and thin base tang sight with 4″ staff. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with straight stock and crescent buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle, as found, with “graduated peep”, received in warehouse Feb. 2, 1897 and shipped same day to Order #3088. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain a medium blue/brown patina with strong blue in sheltered areas; receiver retains 75-80% orig blue, thinning over the top & bottom with candy striping down left side; lever & hammer retain some faded case colors. Wood is sound with a few light nicks & scratches with stock retaining most of a restored finish and the forearm about 60% orig finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-44332 JR11 (3,500-5,000)

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*SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 314870. Cal. 32 WS. Standard grade carbine with 20″ bbl, full magazine, Lyman ivory bead front sight and Winchester 3-leaf platinum line express rear sight. Left side of receiver has a stud & ring. Mounted with nicely figured, slab sawed, uncheckered American walnut with straight stock and Winchester hard rubber buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this carbine as found, received in warehouse Sept. 11, 1906 and shipped next day to Order #68938. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 99% crisp orig blue and receiver about 83-85% crisp bright blue with the loss areas mostly on left side from flaking, not wear; lever & hammer retain strong case colors, brilliant in sheltered areas. Wood is sound with minor handling & storage mars in the surface and retains virtually all of its orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-44411 JR20 (2,000-3,500)

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1040

*PRE-64 WINCHESTER MODEL 94 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 1016459. Cal. 32 WS. Late SRC with 20″ bbl, full magazine, Marbles gold bead front sight & carbine ladder rear sight with stud & ring in left side of receiver. Mounted with nicely figured, slab sawed, uncheckered American walnut with straight stock and rifle crescent buttplate. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 93-95% thinning orig blue; receiver retains about 80% blue; lever has been cleaned to bright metal. Stock, probably an old replacement, is sound, as is the forearm and both retain most of an old refinish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-44417 JR18 (500-750)

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1041

*EXTREMELY RARE FACTORY ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 55 TAKEDOWN DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 1817. Cal. 30 WCF (30-30). Extremely rare rifle, with only a few known and this may be the only one of its configuration. Rifle has a 24-1/4″ lightweight tapered rnd bbl, half magazine, takedown with gold bead pedestal front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Bbl has usual Model 55 markings with “nickel steel”. Receiver is factory engraved, probably by Stokes, in a slightly modified #2 pattern consisting of a standing whitetail buck & doe in a mountain meadow on the left side and a walking bull moose on right side. Mounted with highly figured, about 2X, American walnut with B-carved forearm and capped pistol grip stock with serrated steel buttplate. Left side of receiver is factory drilled & tapped for a receiver sight. This exact rifle is pictured on p. 290 of Winchester Engraving, Wilson (second edition) with credit to the Felix A. Bedlan Collection. It is pictured, both sides, in full color. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection; Felix A. Bedlan Collection CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl, magazine tube & forend cap retain about all of their strong, bright orig blue with only slight muzzle edge wear. Receiver & takedown ring also retain most of their strong orig blue with some slight thinning on the bottom of the takedown ring and front edge of the receiver. Front end of the floorplate is a silver/brown patina. There is a short hairline back of the top tang, otherwise wood is sound with a few very light handling & storage mars and retains most of its orig factory oil finish. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. 4-44349 JR7 (10,000-15,000)

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Revised: 9/17/2012

Please Note: It is believed that the serial numbers were also re-enhanced.

EXTREMELY RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 TRAPPER LEVER ACTION SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 60968. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Extraordinarily rare trapper carbine with 12″ bbl, full magazine, tall, square base front sight, carbine ladder rear sight & Lyman tang sight. Left side of receiver has a staple & ring. Mounted with gum wood 7-7/8″ carbine forearm and straight stock with carbine buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this carbine, as found, received in warehouse June 29, 1896 and shipped next day. Also accompanied by a Dept. of Treasury, BATF, letter dated Sept. 23, 1986 exempting this carbine from the provisions of the Gun Control Act of 1968 and classifying it as a Curio & Relic. Additionally accompanied by a copy of a 2-page article by James M. Huntley believed to have run in the Winchester Collector magazine on pp. 28-29 from an unknown date. In the article Mr. Huntley states that when he purchased this carbine it had recently been discovered in Australia and had been poorly refinished. He states that he carefully cleaned & polished the metal and had it professionally restored to Winchester style finishes. He also states that he installed orig replacement wood. The title of his article is Only Three in the World. Whether this is fact or not has not been determined but it is known that 12″ trappers are extraordinarily rare. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 96-97% fine Winchester style blue and the bbl bands strong blue with high point wear; receiver retains 88-90% bright Winchester style blue, thinning on bottom, with sharp edge wear and a halo from the saddle ring; lever & hammer retain bright case colors, moderately faded on outer faces of lever. Wood is sound with light nicks, dings & scratches, shows a respectable wood to metal fit and retains a hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with frosty pitting. 4-44664 JR90 (15,000-25,000)

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1043

*DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 216702. Cal. 25-20. Fine deluxe ’92 with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, ivory bead combination front sight, flat top rear sight and a locking Marbles tang sight that needs repair. Mounted with 2-3X center crotch American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and capped pistol grip stock with crescent buttplate. Left side of lower tang is marked with assembly number “16634” and “XXX”. Inside toe of buttplate has matching assembly number, the buttstock is unmarked and appears to be an old replacement. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle, as found, received in warehouse July 31, 1903 and shipped Aug. 5, 1903 to Order #191199. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 95-97% strong orig blue with only light sharp edge wear; receiver retains about 95% thinning orig blue with sharp edge wear turning silver/blue on bottom; hammer retains strong dark case colors and the lever traces of case colors, mostly turned silver. Wood is sound and buttstock retains about 90% strong orig piano varnish finish; forearm retains most of an old restored finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-44620 JR86 (10,000-15,000)

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1044

*SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 92 DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 637355. Cal. 25-20 WCF. Standard grade rifle with 24″ oct bbl, full magazine, fine gold bead front sight and sporting rear sight with set screw. Left top flat of bbl is marked “MANUFACTURED BY THE WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. / NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A. PATENTED OCTOBER 14. 1884.”, with cal. marking “25-20 W.C.F.” near teh receiver and Winchester proof mark on top flat and front ring of receiver. Standard receiver, mounted with nicely figured “X” walnut, checkered pistol grip, Winchester hard rubber grip cap, crescent steel buttplate, H-checkered forend with nose cap. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is marked with assembly number “800” and “X”. Top tang channel of buttstock is marked with assembly number “1979”. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl and mag tube retain 90-95% orig blue thinning on sharp edges, a couple of rub marks, typical scratches. Receiver retains 95% orig blue thinning at sharp edges, thinning on bottom and blending with brown patina, normal scratches with some fine scratches and a couple of small dings over the top. Hammer retains dark orig case colors. Lever retains orig case colors blending with gray patina. Stock is sound with lightly worn checkering, a gouge on left wrist with usual nicks, dings and scratches and retains its orig finish. Forend is sound with slightly worn checkering, normal nicks and dings and retains orig finish blending with hand worn patina across the bottom. Mechanics are crisp with a nice shiny bore. 4-46084 JR315 (2,000-3,000)

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1045

RARE SPECIAL ORDER SEMI-DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 134550. Cal. 25-20. Beautiful semi-deluxe ’92 with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight with screw, semi-buckhorn rear sight and Lyman tang sight. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with capped pistol grip stock and smooth steel shotgun buttplate. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is marked with the assembly number “7500” and “OH”. It appears that this number was stamped over an obliterated number. Left side of upper tang is marked “C10036CFRB”. Rear face of buttstock is marked “94” and has the assembly number “9418”. Inside toe of buttplate also has assembly number “9418”. Given the superb wood to metal fit between buttstock & receiver it is readily apparent that this buttstock was factory installed which is likely indicative of the number & letters on the upper tang. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle, as found, received in warehouse May 2, 1900 and shipped next day to Order #57566. Although the letter shows that this rifle was shipped in 1900 it was actually manufactured in 1896. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 99% strong orig blue with only the hint of sharp edge wear; receiver retains about 98% bright orig factory blue with some very minor candy striping and faint sharp edge wear; lever & hammer retain bright case colors, fading on outer faces of lever; buttplate retains about 95% bright orig blue. Wood is sound with a very few, very minor nicks & scratches and retains about all of its bright orig finish showing only light dulling of the forearm at the carry point. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-44617 JR87 (5,000-8,000)

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*WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 989127. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Standard carbine with 20″ bbl, square base front sight and a replacement semi-buckhorn rear sight. Left side of receiver has a staple & ring. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with straight stock & carbine buttplate. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Metal overall retains 98-99% crisp orig factory blue; forearm band has a small spot of rust and is slightly plum colored. Right side of receiver has a small area that may have been cleaned a little and is of slightly different color; left side of receiver has a light halo from the saddle ring; buttplate is flaked to a plummy brown patina. Wood is sound with a few light scratches and overall retains about all of its orig oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, appears to be unfired with virtually all of its orig finish on bolt face. 4-44667 JR89 (7,500-12,500)

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FINE ANTIQUE WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 36744. Cal. 38 WCF (38-40). Standard grade rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate. These early Model 1892 rifles & carbines are rarely found with high orig finish. They were considered as simply working tools and usually saw very hard service with limited or no maintenance on the American frontier. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 99% crisp orig blue; receiver retains 97-98% crisp orig blue with some minor candy striping and light, very fine surface etching; lever & hammer retain bright to brilliant case colors and the buttplate is faded to smoky case colors; forend cap is flaked to about 50% blue with loss areas a dark patina. Wood is sound with a few minor nicks and a couple of small bruises on buttstock and overall retains virtually all of its crisp orig finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, shows no evidence of use. 4-44601 JR81 (5,000-9,000)

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*RARE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 475099. Cal. 25-20. Standard grade rifle with special order 28″ oct bbl, button magazine, half nickel front sight with screw and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with slab sawed, uncheckered American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate. Any special order on a Model 1892 is indeed a rarity, especially extra length bbls. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Bbl retains 97-98% strong orig blue and the forend cap about 96% with a tiny spot of touchup on bottom rear edge; receiver retains 93-95% strong orig blue with fine sharp edge wear, a spot of pitting on top right rear edge and fine pin prick pitting on both sides; hammer retains dark case colors, turned silver on top edge and the lever bright colors in sheltered areas, turned silver on outer faces; buttplate retains smoky case colors; wood is sound with some light nicks & scratches and a bruise on right side of buttstock with buttstock retaining most of its strong orig factory finish; forearm retains 88-90% orig finish showing light wear on right rear side. Mechanics are crisp, strong bore, dark & frosty in the grooves. 4-44604 JR82 (3,000-5,000)

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1049

*SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 598748. Cal. 32 WCF (32-20). Standard grade rifle with 24-1/4″ oct to rnd bbl, button magazine, ivory bead hunting front sight and sporting rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl retains about 95% orig blue with fine rust freckles and faint sharp edge wear; receiver retains traces of blue being mostly a silver/brown patina; lever, hammer & buttplate are a silver/brown patina. Wood is sound with a few light nicks & scratches with buttstock retaining about 90% restored finish and the forearm about 85%. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with a few light spots of pitting. 4-46085 JR317 (500-1,000)

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1050

EXTREMELY RARE ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 93927. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Spectacular full nickel engraved ’73 carbine with 20″ bbl, full magazine, barleycorn front sight & reverse mounted, orig “1873” marked carbine ladder rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered, about 2-3X, American walnut with standard carbine forearm and straight stock and carbine buttplate with trap which contains an orig 3-pc brass & iron cleaning rod. Buttstock & forearm band have factory sling swivels. Receiver is beautifully engraved by John Ulrich and signed on bottom tang. Engraving consists of the vignette of a grizzly bear on a promontory on the left sideplate and a bugling elk on right side, all surrounded by wonderful intertwined foliate arabesque patterns with a large flower blossom also on left side. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is marked with assembly number “4338”, “XXX” and “C”. Matching assembly number is found in top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Left side of receiver has a staple & ring. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this carbine with a ring & staple, fancy stock, sling & swivel, full nickel and engraved $7.50, received in warehouse June 10, 1882 and shipped same day with five other arms to Order #32919. Engraved ’73 carbines are very rare, nickel finish ones even more rare and highly figured wood without checkering is the most rare. Usually the arms of this era saw hard service on the American frontier with very little or no maintenance and are rarely found with high orig finish. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 90-95% strong orig nickel with some minor flaking and small spots of fine pitting; receiver, lever, hammer & buttplate retain just about all of their strong orig nickel finish with a few very minor scratches and a couple of small spots of flaking. Wood is sound with scattered nicks, scratches & dings and retains most of its orig oil finish showing wear on the carry point of the forearm and around the wrist. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with some minor pitting. 4-44586 JR76 (25,000-40,000)

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RARE PRESENTATION FACTORY ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 148025. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Beautiful John Ulrich engraved ’73 with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, windgage globe front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight and a thin base vernier tang sight with 3″ staff. Mounted with extraordinary 3-4X American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and serpentine pistol grip stock with black fleur-de-lis insert and full checkered hard rubber buttplate. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is marked with assembly number “5359”, “XXX” and “S”. Matching assembly number is found in top tang channel of buttstock and hand scratced inside toe of buttplate. Receiver is spectacularly engraved by John Ulrich and signed on lower tang. Left side plate has the large oval panel inscribed in period script and block letters “Presented to / GEORGE P. BISSELL / Colonel 25th Reg.t C.V. / by members of the Regiment / as a slight testimonial of affection / for their old Commander”. Left front flat is engraved with the vignette of the 19th Corps badge of the Civil War. Right sideplate is wonderfully engraved with the modified vignette of the No. 4 style pattern depicting a hunter shooting from behind a tree with a wounded bull elk in foreground. Right front flat is engraved with a standing cow elk. All the engraving is surrounded by beautiful foliate arabesque patterns with fine punch dot background and scalloped borders. Engraving extends over top & bottom of receiver and dust cover with matching engraving about 2-1/2″ over chamber area of bbl and 1-3/4″ around muzzle. Chamber end of bbl and muzzle end have silver band inlays. Col. George Bissell was the commander of the 25th Regiment, Connecticut Volunteers, a 9-month regiment recruited in the Fall of 1862 and mustered into service on Nov. 11, 1862. They sailed from Hartford to Long Island, NY to join the “Banks Expedition” with 811 men. They embarked on Nov. 29, 1862 and arrived at the mouth of the Mississippi River then sailed up the Mississippi to New Orleans arriving on December 14th. They were brigaded under Gen. Paine along with four other regiments where they advanced on Fort Hudson arriving on March 10, 1863 and began their offense on Fort Hudson with Col. Bissell in charge of his own regiment, two detachments of cavalry and a regular Army battery. After the capture of Fort Hudson the regiment traveled to Baton Rouge engaging in several skirmishes and sailed on up the Atchafalaya Bayou, landing at Irish Bend where on April 14, 1863 they engaged in their first real battle, losing 95 killed & wounded. They continued this campaign, driving the Confederate troops through the entire valley of the Teche fighting four separate engagements and marching 300 miles in 20 days. During May & part of June they returned in the Siege of Fort Hudson, being almost constantly under fire in the trenches and engaging in several assaults. They led the advance on May 23 which resulted in the capture of Fort Hudson. After the surrender of Fort Hudson the 25th Connecticut Infantry Regiment returned to camp at Donaldsonville where they remained until their expiration of service and were mustered out at Hartford on Aug. 26, 1863. The regiment volunteered to serve longer but since the area was secure their request was denied and they were mustered out. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 97-98% strong orig blue with only light sharp edge wear; receiver retains about all of its orig case colors, strong in sheltered areas, fading elsewhere. Wood is sound with light, scattered fine nicks & scratches and retains about all of its strong orig oil finish. Buttplate has a large chip out of right lower side. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-44566 JR70 (30,000-50,000)

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RARE SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 478331. Cal. 32 WCF (32-20). Beautiful deluxe ’73 with special order 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, German silver Rocky Mountain front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight and vernier tang sight with 4″ staff. Receiver & forend cap are color case hardened. Mounted with very highly figured, center crotch, flame grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and serpentine grip buttstock with black insert and deep Swiss cheekpiece and nickeled brass Swiss buttplate. Left side of lower tang is marked with assembly number “1431”, “XXX” and “SRB”. Top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate have matching assembly numbers. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle in caliber 32 with 26″ oct bbl, plain trigger, fancy checkered stock with pistol grip and Swiss cheekpiece and case hardened. Received in warehouse June 20, 1894 and shipped same day to Order #15215. This rifle is pictured on p. 141 of Volume I of Winchester New Model 1873, Gordon. While deluxe ’73s in caliber 32 are not uncommon, they are rarely found with color case hardened receivers and with the addition of the Swiss cheekpiece, Swiss buttplate and vernier tang sight makes this a very rare rifle. It is likely that this rifle was purchased for 200 yard off hand competition shooting. The low recoil caliber in this heavy rifle would have been ideal and that, combined with the other features, makes this a very strong likelihood. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching. Bbl & magazine tube retain 97-98% strong orig blue with faint sharp edge wear; receiver retains 80-85% orig case colors, moderately to heavily faded, strong on sideplates, turned silver over bottom & top front edges; hammer retains strong bright case colors and the lever bright case colors on sides, fading on outer faces; dust cover is a plummy/blue patina. Wood is sound with a few light handling & storage nicks & scratches with buttstock retaining about all of its bright, orig piano varnish finish and the forearm about 70% strong orig finish, showing wear on bottom rear with moderate wear on checkiering. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-44564 JR69 (30,000-40,000)

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RARE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 251501. Cal. 38 WCF (38-40). Beautiful deluxe rifle with 24″ oct to rnd bbl, full magazine, ivory bead combination front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight and a thick base tang sight with 2-1/2″ staff. Mounted with about 2X flame & shell grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and serpentine grip buttstock with black insert and crescent buttplate with trap containing an orig 4-pc brass & iron cleaning rod. Left side of lower tang is marked with assembly number “970”, “XX” and “38”. Matching assembly number is also found in top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Receiver has sgl-set trigger. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle, as found, received in warehouse Nov. 8, 1887 and shipped next day to Order #24036. This rifle was produced at the height of the Great Western Expansion and rifles of this era usually saw hard service on the frontier with little or no maintenance and are rarely found with high orig finish. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains about 93-95% crisp orig blue with losses from hand & fingerprints of light pitting toward the muzzle; magazine tube retains 95-97% strong orig blue also with pitting above magazine band, which also has same type of pitting; receiver, forend cap & buttplate retain about all of their orig case colors; receiver has brilliant case colors in sheltered areas with the balance lightly to moderately faded, turned silver over bottom front; forend cap retains very strong bright colors and the buttplate bright colors on the tang & toe with balance fading. Wood is sound with a few light nicks & scratches and retains about all of its bright orig piano varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore; has had very little, if any, use. 4-44571 JR71 (20,000-30,000)

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RARE SMALL BORE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 188244. Cal. 22 Short. Standard grade rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, combination front sight, spirit level in rear seat and a Model 62-B (Lollipop) tang sight. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate without trap. Right side of the forearm is inlaid with an engraved gold ribbon about 1-3/4″ long x 5/16″ wide bearing the initials “H.A.M.” with floral accents at each end. Right sideplate is without loading gate, as is proper for the 22 rifles, and has an orig inside magazine tube. Only about 19,500 of these rare rifles were produced in the period 1884-1904 and were the first repeating rifle chambered for 22 rimfire ammunition in America. Few of these rifles survive today and of those, very few retain high orig finish. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Bbl retains 96-97% strong orig blue with sharp edge wear and a couple of small scratches; magazine tube retains 88-90% orig blue with an area of fine pitting just below the magazine band that was cleaned a long time ago and is now beginning to patinate; receiver retains 93-95% orig blue with very fine sharp edge wear and light flaking; hammer retains strong case colors; lever retains case colors in sheltered areas, mostly turned silver. Wood is sound with a few light nicks & scratches and retains about all of its bright piano varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-44577 JR73 (10,000-15,000)

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WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 277383. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Standard grade 3rd Model ’73 with 24-1/4″ rnd bbl, full magazine, combination front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight and vernier tang sight with 4″ staff. Mounted with highly figured, uncheckered streaky European walnut with straight stock and crescent buttplate with trap containing an orig 4-pc all steel cleaning rod. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle, as found, received in warehouse Aug. 20, 1888 and shipped next day to Order #11288. This rifle almost certainly was special ordered with the European walnut although the bottom tang and buttstock are not marked with an assembly number. Wood appears orig to this rifle as the wood to metal fit is as near perfect as one could ask and almost certainly is from the factory. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 99% strong orig factory blue with faint sharp edge wear and a very few scattered spots of light rust; receiver retains about all of its strong orig blue with faint sharp edge wear, some candy striping on both sides with light rust over top of receiver ring and dust cover along with some very fine flaking on left sideplate; hammer retains brilliant case colors; lever retains strong bright case colors, moderately faded on outer faces; buttplate retains about all of its case colors, moderately faded with some freckling on the tang. Stock has a small splinter by the right side of lower tang, otherwise wood is sound and retains most of a bright varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with a few small scattered spots of rust. 4-44574 JR72 (12,500-17,500)

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RARE SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE WINCHESTER 3RD MODEL 1876 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 45720. Cal. 45-60. Beautiful & rare ’76 with 30″ full matted oct bbl, full magazine, blued Rocky Mountain front sight, “1876” marked ladder rear sight and a Lyman tang sight. The caliber marking is on the right top flat of the bbl over chamber area instead of the left top flat as is usually found. Receiver & forend cap are color case hardened and it has a sgl-set trigger. Mounted with about 2-3X beautiful burl & shell grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and serpentine grip buttstock with fleur-de-lis inlay and smooth blued steel buttplate. Left side of lower tang is marked with assembly number “2297” and “XXX”. Matching assembly number is found in top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle in caliber 45-60 with 30″ matted oct bbl, set trigger, checkered stock with pistol grip and shotgun butt, case hardened, received in warehouse July 24, 1885 and shipped same day to Order #21776. Only a few more than 63,000 Models 1876 were produced in the period 1876-98 and of those very few had extra length bbls and deluxe rifles with this feature are exceedingly rare. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 99% crisp orig factory blue with only the hint of sharp edge wear; receiver retains virtually all of its orig color case hardening, moderately to heavily faded on right side, stronger on left side as well as the top & bottom; hammer retains brilliant case colors and the lever brilliant case colors in sheltered areas, fading on outer faces; buttplate retains about 95% glossy orig blue. Wood is sound with a few, scattered light nicks & scratches and retains virtually all of its brilliant piano varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, may be unfired, bolt face retains virtually all of its orig factory blue and the loading gate about all of its bright fire blue. 4-44545 JR62 (50,000-90,000)

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RARE SPECIAL ORDER 2ND MODEL WINCHESTER 1876 DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 14167. Cal. 45-60. Beautiful special order deluxe ’76 with 28″ oct to rnd bbl, button magazine, half nickel front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Receiver & forend cap are color case hardened. Receiver is 2nd Model with attached dust cover rail. Mounted with very highly figured, about 3X, center crotch, flame & shell grain American walnut with early style checkered forearm and serpentine grip buttstock with fleur-de-lis inlay and a smooth horn buttplate. Left side of lower tang is marked with assembly number “1263” and “XXX”. Matching assembly number is found in top tang channel of buttstock. Rear face of buttstock is stamped twice with initials “CPB” and a penciled name along with two small assembly-type hash marks which are also found inside the buttplate. Buttplate also has a scratched “3”. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle in cal. 45-60 with oct bbl, plain trigger, checkered stock with pistol grip & horn shotgun buttplate and casehardened, received in the warehouse May 4, 1881 and shipped the next day to order no. 25293. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 96-97% strong orig blue, slightly thinned over chamber area with other fine sharp edge wear; receiver retains about all of its orig case colors, brilliant in the most sheltered areas, lightly to moderately faded elsewhere; hammer retains about all of its orig case colors turned dark; lever retains bright case colors on sides, fading to silver on outer faces. Wood is sound with a few light handling & use nicks & scratches and retains virtually all of its orig bright piano varnish finish; checkering shows very light diamond point wear; buttplate has a couple of small bug bites, otherwise is completely intact. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, may have been used but very little. 4-44549 JR64 (25,000-40,000)

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SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 61987. Cal. 40-82. Great deluxe ’86 with 26″ oct bbl, button magazine, Lyman ivory bead front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight & Lyman tang sight. Mounted with about 2X flame & shell grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and serpentine pistol grip stock with black insert and crescent buttplate. Receiver, forend cap & buttplate are color case hardened. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is marked with assembly number “258” and “XX”. Top tang channel of buttstock is marked with matching assembly number. Buttplate is unmarked, however there is little doubt that this buttplate is orig to this rifle. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle in caliber 40-65 with 1/2 oct bbl, plain trigger, checkered stock with pistol grip & half magazine, received in warehouse Sept. 18, 1891 and shipped same day to Order #10557, repaired & returned Oct. 23, 1913. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl retains 98-99% strong orig blue with only faint sharp edge wear and a couple of small dings in one sharp edge; receiver, forend cap, lever, hammer & buttplate retain virtually all of their brilliant orig case colors; very lightly faded on top of receiver and moderately faded on bottom of receiver & buttplate. Wood is sound with a few light handling & storage nicks & scratches and retains virtually all of its brilliant piano varnish on buttstock and most of its orig finish on forearm with some dulling at carry point. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, may be unfired. 4-44481 JR48 (30,000-50,000)

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1059

EARLY SPECIAL ORDER ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 6928. Cal. 45-90. Wonderful deluxe ’86 with 26″ rnd bbl, button magazine, Rocky Mountain front sight and altered semi-buckhorn rear sight that has a platinum line below the very fine notch. Receiver is engraved by John Ulrich, signed on bottom tang, in style #10 with a #7 bull moose vignette on left side. Right side is engraved in a panel above loading gate “E.B.M. FROM A.W.H.” Sides of lever & hammer, forend cap, top & bottom tangs and bolt are engraved to match. Engraving extends over chamber area of bbl and around front sight. Chamber end of bbl & muzzle have silver band inlays. Receiver & forend cap are color case hardened. Mounted with spectacular, streaky, burl walnut with H-style checkered forearm and straight stock with Winchester hard rubber buttplate. Buttplate is cracked & broken with chipped toe. Left side of lower tang is marked with assembly number “E1600”, “XXXX” and “RB”. Matching assembly number is also found in top tang channel of buttstock. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle in caliber 45-90, rnd bbl, bbl engraved & inlaid, plain trigger, checkered walnut stock – engraved, Rocky Mountain front sight, platinum sporting rear sight, half magazine, shotgun butt, rifle buttplate, dull oil finish, “receiver, etc. engraved $7.50”, inside finish, received in warehouse Aug. 4, 1887 and shipped two days later. Note: Inside the receiver & moving parts are bright polished. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching. Bbl retains 98-99% strong orig factory blue; receiver & forend cap retain about all of their brilliant factory case colors, lightly faded on top and bottom of receiver; lever & hammer retain brilliant case colors, moderately faded on trigger loop and turned silver on outer face of finger loop. Stock has a hairline at the toe, adjacent to the chipped buttplate, otherwise wood is sound with a few very minor nicks & scratches and retains virtually all of its wonderful factory oil finish. This is a nearly new rifle and may be unfired. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-44443 JR41 (50,000-80,000)

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1060

RARE SPECIAL ORDER ENGRAVED DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 37172. Cal. 45-90. Beautiful & scarce engraved ’86 with color case hardened receiver, special order 24″ full matted oct bbl, full magazine, Lyman ivory bead hunting front sight, no rear seat and a Lyman tang sight. Mounted with about 2X flame grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and serpentine grip stock with black insert and Winchester hard rubber buttplate. Buttstock & forend cap have factory sling swivels. Receiver is beautifully engraved by John Ulrich, signed on bottom tang. Left side of receiver is engraved with a #2 pattern vignette of a very detailed whitetail buck & doe at a watering hole in the forest surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns of about #10 style. Right side of receiver is engraved in custom patterns of a flying duck over the loading gate and a crouching fox in front of the loading gate. Sides of lever and hammer, along with forend cap, are engraved to match. Left side of lower tang is marked with assembly number “206” and “SXX”. The buttstock is without assembly number which is probably explained in the accompanying Cody Firearms Museum letter, which identifies this rifle in caliber 45-90, matted oct bbl, plain trigger, checkered stock with pistol grip, Lyman hunting front & Lyman rear sights, no rear seat, shotgun butt, sling & swivel, $8.00 engraving and the “muzzle” counter sunk 1/32″. Received in warehouse Nov. 26, 1889 and shipped next day to Order #5171. Another notation is dated Dec. 24, 1889 “rubber buttplate, Lyman hunting sight” and another repair on March 31, 1890. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 96-98% strong orig blue with light edge wear and a spot on top flat in the matting; receiver retains about 75% color case hardening, mostly turned silver with smoky colors in the most sheltered areas; lever & hammer retain smoky case colors on sides, mostly turned silver. Wood is sound with light handling & use nicks & scratches and retains about 80% strong orig piano varnish on buttstock with some minor touchup around wrist and about 60% orig varnish on forearm with a light coating added to the rear half. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with some minor roughness. 4-44459 JR36 (22,500-37,500)

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1061

RARE SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 116729. Cal. 45-70. Wonderful special order ’86 with 26″ oct to rnd full matted extra light bbl, half magazine, ivory bead front sight, Lyman 2-leaf folding rear sight and Lyman tang sight. Receiver is factory engraved in style #9 with number 1 and 3 vignettes which are a large grizzly bear on a promontory on the left side and a bugling bull elk on the right side. Mounted with about 2X, center crotch, flame grain American walnut with E-style carved forearm and capped pistol grip stock with ossified rubber pad. Left side of lower tang is marked with assembly number “674” and “XX”. Top tang channel of buttstock has matching assembly number. Buttstock & forend cap have sling eyes that were probably added during one of the returns to the factory. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle in caliber 45-70 with 26″ half oct nickel steel matted bbl, plain trigger, fancy pistol grip & forearm carved style E, Lyman front & rear sights, half magazine, Stoers recoil pad, extra light, length of stock 13-1/2″ with a 3-1/8″ drop at the heel, $4.00 engraved in style 9 with vignettes 1 & 3. Received in warehouse April 25, 1898 and shipped two days later to Order #6312. Repaired & returned April 22, 1899 and again June 4, 1899. All of the features found on this rifle make it one of the more rare ’86s to be found. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl retains about 98% strong orig blue with only faint sharp edge wear; receiver retains about all of its color case hardening, faded on sides, stronger on the left and turned silver over top & bottom; lever & hammer retain faded case colors, strong on hammer, turned silver on outer faces of lever. Wood is sound with light handling & use nicks & scratches and retains most of its strong piano varnish finish, showing some light wear on rear end of forearm. Mechanics are crisp, very bright shiny bore. 4-44456 JR37 (25,000-40,000)

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1062

EXTREMELY RARE ENGRAVED & GOLD INLAID WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION FACTORY EXHIBIT RIFLE. SN 99580. Cal. 45-70. Spectacular ’86 with 26″ oct to rnd bbl, 2/3 magazine, ivory bead hunting front sight, slot blank in rear seat & Lyman tang sight. Receiver is factory engraved probably by John Ulrich, in a modified #10 style with a large panel on left side inlaid in gold script “Winchester / Repeating Arms Co. / 1895.” all surrounded by gold wire inlay. Right side has the vignette of a bugling bull elk. Mounted with 3-4X, extremely beautiful flame & shell grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and serpentine grip with black insert and Winchester hard rubber buttplate. Left side of lower tang is marked with assembly number “467”, a defaced assembly number “1140”, “XXS”. The “467” assembly number and the defaced assembly number are both found in top tang channel of buttstock. Bottom of buttstock has an inlaid gold initial oval inscribed with the intertwined “WRACO” initials. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle in caliber 45-70, half oct bbl, plain trigger, checkered stock with pistol grip, Lyman combination front sight and flat top sporting rear sight, 2/3 magazine, shotgun butt with rubber buttplate, inlaid in gold, $5.00 engraving, blue frame and “WINCHESTER R.A. CO. 1895”, received in warehouse May 23, 1895 and shipped same day to Order #11542, repair & return Jan. 6, 1899. It seems likely that when this rifle was returned in 1899 it was refinished and the new assembly numbers stamped on tang & buttstock. Very likely the sights were changed at the same time. This rifle is pictured on p. 227 of The Book of Winchester Engraving, Wilson, and on p. 240 of Winchester Engraving, Wilson, with credit to the Ivan B. Hart Collection. Mr. Wilson notes that “It is likely the rifle was used as a sample or show gun.” PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection; Ivan B. Hart Collection CONDITION: Extremely fine. Overall retains virtually all of its fine, bright factory restored finish to both metal & wood showing no evidence of use since restoration. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-44442 JR42 (35,000-50,000)

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1063

FINE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 83471. Cal. 45-70. Fine deluxe rifle with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight and “1886” marked reproduction ladder rear sight. It has sgl set trigger. Left side of lower tang is marked with assembly number “943” and “XX”. Matching assembly number is found in top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle, as found, with set trigger and checkered pistol grip stock. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 97-98% strong orig blue; forend cap retains smoky case colors; receiver retains 93-95% orig case colors, strong & bright in sheltered areas, moderately to heavily faded elsewhere, stronger on left side, turning silver on bottom; hammer retains bright to brilliant case colors turned silver on top edge; lever retains brilliant case colors on sides and trigger bow with outer face of finger loop turned silver; buttplate retains 80-85% original case colors, brilliant on tang, fading on the face. Wood is sound with a few minor nicks & scratches and retains virtually all of its bright piano varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, very bright shiny bore. 4-44474 JR31 (20,000-35,000)

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1064

FINE DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 38649. Cal. 45-90. Beautiful deluxe ’86 with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight with screw and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with about 3X flame & shell grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and serpentine pistol grip stock with black insert and crescent buttplate. Left side of lower tang is marked with assembly number “255” and “X”. Top tang channel of buttstock is marked with matching assembly number. Buttplate, probably an old replacement, appears to have had the assembly number removed and currently is not marked. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle, as found, received in warehouse May 2, 1890 and shipped same day to Order #11371. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. BBl & magazine tube retain about 98% strong orig factory blue with only faint sharp edge wear; forend cap retains about all of its faded orig case colors; receiver retains about 80% brilliant case colors turning silver on bottom; hammer retains very bright case colors, faded on top edge; lever retains brilliant case colors on left side, fading on right side and outer faces; buttplate is faded to silver. Wood is sound with a few light nicks & scratches and overall retains virtually all of its strong, orig piano varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, very bright shiny bore. 4-44472 JR32 (30,000-50,000)

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1065

RARE SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 79212. Cal. 45-90. Fine special order ’86 with 30″ full matted oct bbl, button magazine, spirit level windgage front sight, no rear seat, Lyman tang sight & sgl set trigger. Mounted with about 3X, oil finished, center crotch, flame grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm, serpentine pistol grip stock with black insert, deep cheekpiece and Winchester hard rubber buttplate. Left side of lower tang is marked with assembly number “807”, “XXX” and “RB”. Receiver & forend cap are color case hardened. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle in caliber 45-90 with 30″ oct bbl, set trigger, checkered pistol grip stock with cheekpiece, Lyman sights, half magazine and rubber shotgun butt received in warehouse May 8, 1893 and shipped same day to Order #17281, repair & return May 16, 1893. The records do not address the matted bbl which may have been applied when the rifle was returned on May 16. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains about 95% strong orig blue with sharp edge wear and a few very minor nicks; receiver retains about 80% moderately faded case colors, turned silver on bottom; lever & hammer retain fading case colors. Wood is sound with usual light handling & use nicks & scratches and retains most of its fine orig oil finish, showing light to moderate wear on checkering. Mechanics are fine, very bright shiny bore. 4-44447 JR40 (20,000-35,000)

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1066

RARE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 76080. Cal. 45-70. Standard grade carbine with 22″ bbl, full magazine, square base front sight and “1873” marked carbine ladder rear sight. Receiver & buttplate are color case hardened and receiver is without the usual stud & ring. Mounted with about 2-3X center crotch, uncheckered, flame grain American walnut with straight stock and carbine buttplate. Buttstock & forearm band have factory sling swivels. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this carbine in caliber 45-70 with fancy stock, sling & swivel and no sling ring, received in warehouse Feb. 11, 1893 and shipped two days later to Order #14103. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 98-99% strong orig blue with fine surface freckling over the bbl; receiver retains brilliant case colors on sides, faded over the top and turning silver on top & turning silver/brown on bottom. Lever & hammer retain strong case colors, brilliant in sheltered areas, faded to brown patina on outer faces of lever; buttplate retains about 70% strong case colors, worn to silver on heel & toe. Stock may have had a minor repair on bottom of wrist at receiver and has minor touchup, otherwise wood is sound with fine handling & use nicks & scratches and retains most of its orig factory finish showing light wear on forearm. Mechanics are fine, very bright shiny bore. 4-44522 JR61 (25,000-40,000)

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1067

SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE TAKEDOWN WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 106836. Cal. 40-65. Fine special order deluxe ’86 with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, Lyman ivory bead front sight, no rear seat and Lyman tang sight. Mounted with 2-3X center crotch flame grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and capped pistol grip stock with smooth steel buttplate. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is marked with assembly number “857” and “XXS”. Matching assembly number is found in top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Rear face of buttstock is marked in heavy black ink “TOM FEIST / 11/8/85 NYC”. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle in caliber 40-65, oct bbl, plain trigger, checkered stock with pistol grip, Lyman front & rear sights, no rear sight seat, shotgun butt, takedown and case hardened receiver; received in warehouse Nov. 18, 1895 and shipped next day to Order #24267. Also accompanying is a series of photographs of the matching assembly numbers which includes the bottom of the bbl, under the forearm, with a matching assembly number. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 98-99% strong orig blue with only faint sharp edge wear and some minor scuffing on magazine tube at the band; forend cap retains about all of its bright blue with a few freckles of fine rust; takedown ring is mostly a thin plum/blue; receiver retains 70-75% strong case colors on sides, heavily faded over top and turned silver on bottom; lever & hammer retain faded case colors and buttplate is a thin blue/brown patina. Wood is sound with a very few, very scattered fine storage & handling nicks & scratches and retains virtually all of its crisp orig piano varnish finish with very minor diamond point wear. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. This rifle shows very little use, just lots of handling. Bolt face retains virtually all of its orig factory finish. 4-44478 JR47 (20,000-30,000)

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1068

*RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 “BIG 50” SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 126051. Cal. 50 Ex. (50-110). Standard grade carbine with 22″ bbl, full magazine, German silver front sight and 3-leaf platinum line express rear sight. Receiver is blue finish with a stud & ring in left side. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock & carbine buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this carbine in 50 Ex. caliber, Winchester High Velocity smokeless sights, received in warehouse Sept. 13, 1902 and shipped two days later to Order #153361. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 98% strong orig blue with some scattered minor spots of surface rust; receiver retains about 96-97% bright orig blue with some fine flaking, sharp edge wear and a few scattered spots of light rust; lever & hammer retain bright case colors, turned silver on top edge of hammer and fading on outer faces of the lever; buttplate retains traces of case colors. Wood is sound with a few very minor storage & handling nicks & scratches and retains about all of a professionally restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, shows little or no use. 4-44519 JR60 (17,500-27,500)

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1069

FINE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 94642. Cal. 40-82. Standard grade rifle with special order 28″ oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with nicely figured, uncheckered American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle, as found, received in warehouse Dec. 8, 1894 and shipped Sept. 3, 1895 to Order #19165. Receiver, forend cap & buttplate are color case hardened. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 96-98% strong orig blue with faint sharp edge wear and a few scattered spots of light rust; receiver retains about all of its orig case colors, brilliant on sides, lightly faded over the top & bottom; lever & hammer retain brilliant case colors turned silver on top edge of hammer and outer faces of lever; top tang also retains brilliant case colors; forend cap & buttplate retain faded case colors. Wood is sound with a few light handling & use nicks & tiny bruises and retains virtually all of its orig factory finish. Bolt face appears to be unfired. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-44505 JR55 (10,000-15,000)

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1070

SCARCE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 84006. Cal. 45-70. Standard grade rifle with special order and scarce 28″ oct to rnd bbl, button magazine, Lyman ivory bead front sight and a very rare rear bbl sight. This sight is mounted to a standard looking dovetail and arm which is marked “PAT. MARCH 28, 93”. This sight is about 7/16″ thick x 1/2″ high x 9/16″ wide with a cone shaped aperture that has two inlaid platinum lines which is designed to focus the eye almost like a peep sight. Mounted with nicely figured, uncheckered American walnut with straight stock and smooth steel shotgun buttplate. Receiver & forend cap are color case hardened. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle in caliber 45-70, 28″ half oct bbl, plain trigger, half magazine and shotgun butt received in warehouse Nov. 11, 1893 and shipped two days later to Order #4127. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 97-98% strong orig factory blue with only faint sharp edge wear and a couple of minor nicks; receiver retains about 75% brilliant case colors on sides and over the top with the bottom mostly faded to silver; lever, hammer & forend cap retain strong case colors, faded to silver on top edge of hammer and outer faces of lever; buttplate retains a dull rust blue finish. Wood is sound with a few light nicks & scratches and retains most of an excellent professionally restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-44514 JR57 (12,500-17,500)

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1071

*SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE TAKEDOWN WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 137393. Cal. 45-70. Lightweight ’86 with 22″ tapered extra light rnd bbl, half magazine, takedown, pedestal mounted ivory bead hunting front sight, Lyman 6A 2-leaf folding rear sight and a Lyman 21 receiver sight. Bbl has full matted top. Mounted with nicely figured, about 2X, flame grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and capped pistol grip stock with Winchester hard rubber buttplate. Left side of lower tang is marked with assembly number “980” and “XX”. Matching assembly number is also found in top tang channel of buttstock. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle, as found, received in warehouse June 5, 1906 and shipped next day to Order #54751. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains 80-85% thinning orig blue with two areas of pitting on the top forward of forearm; receiver retains about 75% orig blue, mostly on the sides, with bottom worn to silver and top edges thin; lever & hammer retain faded case colors. Stock & buttplate have a chipped toe with a tiny hairline back of top tang, otherwise wood is sound with usual hunting nicks, scratches & dings; and retains most of an old refinish showing heavy checkering wear; forearm retains 75-80% orig varnish with moderate to heavy checkering wear. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-44452 JR38 (8,000-12,000)

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1072

*SCARCE SEMI-DELUXE, SPECIAL ORDER EXTRA LIGHTWEIGHT WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 126569. Cal. 33 WCF. Scarce extra light ’86 with 22″ rapid taper lightweight rnd bbl, full magazine, takedown with full matted top on bbl, pedestal mounted ivory bead hunting front sight, a Lyman 6A folding rear sight with one broken leaf and a Lyman tang sight. Mounted with straight grain American walnut with I-style checkered forearm and capped pistol grip stock with crescent buttplate. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is marked with the assembly number “511” and “CF”. The matching assembly number is found in top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle, as found, received in warehouse April 8, 1903 and shipped same day to Order #178733. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 97-98% strong orig blue with a few scattered freckles of fine surface rust and some thinning over chamber area; receiver retains 88-90% orig blue, strong on sides, thinning on bottom with flaking around top rear edges; lever, hammer & buttplate retain faded case colors. Wood is sound with usual handling & use marks with buttstock retaining about 75% orig finish and the forearm mostly a hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-44465 JR34 (6,000-10,000)

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1073

*EXTREMELY RARE PRESENTATION ENGRAVED GOLD PLATED TAKEDOWN SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 384777. Cal. 25-35. Fabulous deluxe ’94 with 24-1/4″ oct to rnd bbl, half magazine, takedown, globe front sight, folding leaf rear sight and locking Lyman tang sight. Receiver, forend cap & buttplate are gold plated and has close-coupled dbl-set triggers. Receiver is engraved in style #4 by John Ulrich and signed on bottom tang just behind the trigger slot. Left side of receiver has the fabulous full vignette of a hunter shooting from behind a tree with two bull elk in the foreground. Right side, in place of the usual style #4 bear vignette, is inscribed in period script “Presented to / George Rutledge / by / R.M. Dudley / January 1st / 1912”. Both sides are surrounded by wonderful foliate arabesque scrolls with very fine shaded background. Engraving extends over the top & bottom of receiver, onto the bolt, takedown ring, forend cap, sides of lever and buttplate tang. All screw heads are engraved including the buttplate screws. There is a gold band around the bbl, over the chamber area and the engraving extends forward over the chamber area with the proof mark above the engraving on the top right flat. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is marked with assembly number “5022” and “XS”. The matching assembly number is found on rear face of buttstock above another defaced assembly number which appears to be “6310”. The buttplate also has the assembly number “6310”. Given the fit & matching finish of the stock to the forearm there is little doubt that this stock is orig to this rifle and the stock is factory installed and orig to this rifle. Mounted with about 2-3X American walnut with D-carved forearm and capped pistol grip stock with checkered Winchester steel shotgun buttplate. This rifle is pictured in full color on p. 257 of Winchester Engraving, Wilson, and both sides in black & white on p. 274 of the referenced publication with credit to the Arlin McCroskie Collection. It is also pictured in black & white on p. 245 of The Book of Winchester Engraving, Wilson. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 98-99% strong orig blue with only faint sharp edge wear; forend cap & takedown ring retain most of their orig gold plating, somewhat dulled; receiver retains about all of its orig gold plating showing light sharp edge wear and some dulling around carry points on front, top & bottom edges; buttplate retains most of its orig gold plating, somewhat dulled on heel & toe; lever & hammer retain brilliant case colors, moderately faded on outer faces of lever. Stock has a tiny hairline back of top tang, otherwise wood is sound with a very few, very minor scattered handling & storage nicks & scratches and retains virtually all of its beautiful piano varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, possibly unfired. 4-44373 JR30 (50,000-80,000)

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1074

*ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 DELUXE TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 156575. Cal. 30 WCF (30-30). Beautiful deluxe ’94 with 26″ rnd bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight with screw and 3-leaf platinum line express rear sight. Receiver, forend cap, takedown ring and buttplate tang are engraved in #7 style by one of the Ulrich’s with full coverage foliate arabesque patterns on both sides that has punch dot background. Mounted with about 3X center crotch, flame grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and capped pistol grip stock & crescent buttplate. Left side of the buttstock has a 2″ X 1″ oval inlaid gold plate engraved and inscribed “CEM”. Left side of the lower tang under the wood has the assembly number “15283” and “XXX”. The assembly number is also found on the rear face of the buttstock and inside the toe of the buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle, as found, with $6.00 engraving shipped Oct. 18, 1902 to Order #157041. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 97-98% strong orig blue. Receiver retains 95-96% strong orig blue with only sharp edge wear. Loading gate retains about 98% orig fire blue. Lever & hammer retain most of their bright orig case colors, faded on outer faces of lever and top edge of hammer. Wood is sound showing light wear with some partial refinish on each side of the buttstock. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-44368 JR1 (17,500-27,500)

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1075

*FINE INSCRIBED & ENGRAVED WINCHESTER DELUXE TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 439510. Cal. 30 WCF. Fine identified deluxe ’94 with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, standard front sight with screw and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Receiver is engraved in #6 style with a standing Big Horn ram on the left side and a whitetail buck on right side. Left top flat of bbl, forward of rear sight, is engraved with the script initials “A.C.S.” Mounted with about 2X American walnut with B-style carved forearm and capped pistol grip stock with Winchester hard rubber buttplate. Left side of lower tang is marked with assembly number “7150” and “X”. Assembly number is also found in top tang channel of buttstock. Accompanied by an undated letter over the signature of James H. Scott which identifies this rifle by SN as having been purchased by his grandfather, Dr. Arthur C. Scott, Sr. The letter states that Dr. Scott was a surgeon in Gainesville, TX who was hired by the Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe Railway to become the company surgeon. In 1892 Dr. Scott formed a partnership which established the Scott & White Hospital in Temple, TX. The letter further states that sometime between 1910 and 1915 Dr. Scott used this rifle in Alaska to harvest two large caribou and a very large moose. He further states that this rifle had passed down from his grandfather to his father and to him. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine to very fine, all matching except buttplate which is properly unnumbered. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 95% orig blue turned a little dull on magazine tube with some scattered chemical spotting on the bbl. Receiver retains about 88-90% orig blue, strong on sides, thin on bottom and showing edge wear. Lever & hammer retain fading case colors, strong on sides of lever. Wood is sound with numerous light scratches and a couple of nicks on buttstock. Forearm retains 93-95% bright piano varnish and the buttstock 92-94% orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore, frosty in the grooves. 4-44365 JR4 (17,500-27,500)

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RARE 1ST YEAR PRODUCTION DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 835. Cal. 38-55. Beautiful deluxe rifle with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, ivory bead combination front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight and Lyman tang sight. Mounted with very nicely figured, about 2-3X American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and capped pistol grip stock with crescent buttplate. Left side of lower tang is marked with assembly number “17” and “XXX”. Top tang channel of buttstock bears the assembly number “8” and the buttplate is unmarked. Buttstock is a dark reddish color which does not match the honey color of the forearm. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle, as found, received in warehouse Jan. 23, 1895 and shipped Feb. 6, 1895 to Order #7287. Although the shipping record shows shipment in 1895, this rifle receiver was actually manufactured in early 1894. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 99% strong orig blue and forend cap 70-75% glossy orig blue; receiver retains just about all of its crisp, glossy orig blue with faint sharp edge wear, some minor freckling on right side and two lightly cleaned spots on left side; hammer retains virtually all of its orig case colors, turned slightly dark; lever retains brilliant case colors, faded on outer faces. Wood is sound with a very few, very light handling & storage mars and retains virtually all of its piano varnish finish; loading gate retains about all of its orig fire blue. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, may be unfired, bolt face retains virtually all of its orig blue. 4-44377 JR28 (15,000-25,000)

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1077

ENGRAVED, INSCRIBED DELUXE TAKEDOWN WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 15931. Cal. 38-55. Wonderful deluxe ’94 with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight with screw and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Receiver is engraved in a modified #10 style with the vignette on the left side having the engraved initials “TS” with light foliate arabesque scrolls and scalloped borders. Mounted with 2-3X beautifully figured flame & shell grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm & capped pistol grip stock with crescent buttplate. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is stamped with the assembly number “3110” and “XX”. The assembly number is also found on rear face of buttstock and inside the toe of the buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle as found with $2.50 engraving and “T.S engraved on receiver”, shipped Jan. 21, 1897 to Order #1364. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 98% strong orig blue with faint muzzle & sharp edge wear. Receiver & takedown ring retain 97-98% strong orig blue with light sharp edge wear and some thinning on top tang. Lever & hammer retain brilliant case colors faded on the outer faces of the lever. Stock has a couple of light gouges in the finish with other light handling & storage marks and retains most of its brilliant piano varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-44369 JR2 (17,500-27,500)

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1078

*DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 465566. Cal. 32-40. Beautiful deluxe ’94 with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, Lyman ivory bead front sight & semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with very nicely figured 2-3X flame grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and capped pistol grip stock with crescent buttplate. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is marked with assembly number “8762” & “R”. Matching assembly is found inside toe of buttplate. Rear face of buttstock is marked with assembly number “16634” along with “92” signifying a replacement buttstock from an 1892 rifle. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 99% crisp orig blue and forend cap about 97-98%; receiver retains 97-98% fine orig blue with light sharp edge wear and some very fine, hairline scratches; hammer retains strong case colors with brilliant colors on the lever; buttplate retains brilliant case colors overall. Stock has a chipped toe and retains about all of a fine old professionally restored finish; forearm retains virtually all of its bright piano varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-44380 JR27 (10,000-15,000)

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1079

SCARCE EARLY SEMI-DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 64281. Cal. 38-55 & 30 WCF (30-30). Fine special order rifle with 26″ tapered extra lightweight rnd bbls, half magazines, takedown, gold bead pedestal mounted Lyman front sights, flat top rear sight on the 38-55 bbl and semi-buckhorn rear sight on the 30-30 bbl. It has a locking Marbles tang sight. Mounted with nicely figured American walnut with I-style checkered forearms and capped pistol grip stock with crescent buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle as a 2-bbl set in calibers 30 WCF and 38-55 with extra light rnd bbls, plain trigger, plain wood checkered stock with pistol grip, Lyman front & rear sights, half magazine and takedown. Received in warehouse Aug. 3, 1899 and shipped same day to Order #33157. Letter indicates that the 38-55 bbl was added June 18, 1918. Left side of lower tang is marked with two assembly numbers. The orig is X’d out and appears to be “7997” and it also has the number “829” along with “CF”. Rear face of buttstock, under the buttplate, is matching numbered to the orig assembly number “7997”. Inside toe of buttplate appears to be marked “20002”, the last number is not clear. Although the letter shows that this rifle was shipped in 1899 it was actually manufactured in 1896. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching except buttplate as noted. Bbls retain about 98-99% crisp orig blue with a few small nicks on the 30 caliber bbl; magazine tubes retain about all of their fine orig blue; takedown ring on the 38-55 bbl retains about 98% crisp orig blue and about 95% strong blue on forend cap; 30 caliber bbl takedown ring is a blue/gray patina and the forend cap retains about 25-30% orig blue; receiver retains 95-96% strong orig blue, thinning on the front edges with some minor candy striping and very fine flaking; bolt is dull and floorplate is flaked; hammer retains strong, bright case colors and the lever faded case colors, brighter in sheltered areas, turned silver on outer faces; buttplate is a gray patina. Wood is sound with a few light nicks & scratches and retains about all of its crisp orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, 38-55 bore is bright & shiny, 30 caliber bore is strong & bright, a little frosty in the grooves. 4-44388 JR308 (10,000-15,000)

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1080

*DELUXE SPECIAL ORDER TAKEDOWN WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 308997. Cal. 38-55. Beautiful deluxe ’94 with 26″ full matted rnd bbl, half magazine, takedown, ivory bead combination front sight, no rear seat and a Lyman 21 receiver sight. It also has close coupled double set triggers. Mounted with extra finish, about 1X, American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and capped pistol grip stock and Winchester hard rubber buttplate. The bbl markings are all shifted to the left side to accommodate the matted top. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is stamped with assembly number “1181” and “RX”. The assembly number is also found in top tang channel of the buttstock. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle, as found, with Lyman combination front and Lyman receiver sights “no rear seat”. It also indicates a 4-cartridge magazine, rubber shotgun buttplate, takedown, matted, smokeless, nickel steel bbl, received in the warehouse Sept. 8, 1909 and shipped same day to Order #218006. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine, all matching. Bbl, magazine tube & forend cap retain about all of their orig blue with some minor chemical staining and light wear around the muzzle. Takedown ring retains about 95% orig blue. Receiver retains about 90% crisp orig blue with the majority of loss on bottom front edge and minor sharp edge wear. Lever & hammer retain brilliant case colors faded on outer faces of lever. Wood is sound with very light handling & storage marks and shows very light diamond point wear and overall retains about all of its brilliant piano varnish finish. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. 4-44356 JR6 (7,500-12,500)

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1081

*VERY RARE, SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 303502. Cal. 32 WS. Fine deluxe ’94 with 26″ oct to rnd bbl, button magazine, half nickel front sight with screw and smokeless rear sight. Receiver, forend cap & buttplate are silver plated. Mounted with about 2X nicely figured American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and capped pistol grip stock with silver plated brass Swiss buttplate. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is stamped with assembly number “903” and “XX. Assembly number is found in the top tang channel of the buttstock with an additional number “1034” on rear face of buttstock. No assembly number was observed in the buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle originally in caliber 32 WS with half oct bbl and plain trigger shipped on May 26, 1906 to Order #54436. It shows repair & return on June 19, 1906 to Order #7019 with the notation “checkered stock, pistol grip, Swiss plate, silver trimmings”. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching. Bbl retains about 98% strong orig blue. Receiver retains most of its factory silver plating with light edge wear and freckling over most of the surface, especially on left side. Forend cap retains virtually all of its orig silver plating and the buttplate about 90% silver plating. Lever & hammer retain brilliant case colors on the sides, faded on outer faces of lever. Wood is sound with several small chips in the varnish on the buttstock. Forearm retains about 70% orig varnish showing moderate wear. Buttstock retains 93-95% strong orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with some minor roughness about midpoint. 4-44360 JR3 (8,000-12,000)

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1082

FINE SEMI-DELUXE WINCHESTER TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 68392. Cal. 30 WCF (30-30). Beautiful semi-deluxe rifle with 26″ oct to rnd bbl, half magazine, takedown, half nickel front sight with screw and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with nicely figured, extra finish American walnut with I-style checkered forearm and capped pistol grip stock and crescent buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle, as found, received in warehouse Oct. 26, 1899 and shipped next day to Order #43289. Although the letter shows that this rifle was shipped in 1899, records indicate that it was manufactured in 1896. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl, magazine tube & forend cap retain about 99% crisp orig factory blue; takedown ring retains about 96-97% orig blue with the only losses a small area of fine pitting on left side; receiver retains 96-97% crisp orig blue with some very minor flaking and faint sharp edge wear; lever & hammer retain brilliant case colors, faded on outer faces of lever; buttplate retains bright case colors on tang, fading on the face. Wood is sound with a couple of minor scratches and very light storage & handling mars and overall retains most of its crisp orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore, a little frosty in the grooves. 4-44327 JR13 (7,500-12,500)

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1083

SCARCE EARLY DELUXE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 17654. Cal. 30 WCF (30-30). Fine early deluxe ’94 with 26″ rnd bbl, full magazine, takedown, half nickel front sight with screw and 3-leaf express rear sight. Receiver has close-couple dbl-set triggers. Mounted with about 3X center crotch, flame grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and capped pistol grip stock that has deep cheekpiece and crescent buttplate. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is marked with the assembly number “3436”, “XXX” & “CPOH”. The assembly number is also found in top tang channel of the buttstock and inside the toe of the buttplate. Buttstock has a repaired chip at the toe. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum worksheet which identifies this rifle, as found, with oil finished wood, received in warehouse Oct. 28, 1896 and shipped same day to Order #20877. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 90-92% strong orig blue with several spots of pitting on bbl; receiver retains about 85% orig blue with some minor freckling and slight scratches on left side; lever & hammer retain lightly faded case colors. Stock has a couple of tiny chips by top tang, otherwise wood is sound showing light to moderate wear and retains most of its darkened orig oil finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-44324 JR14 (7,500-12,500)

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1084

RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 DELUXE LEVER ACTION CARBINE. SN 22906. Cal. 30 WCF (30-30). Wonderful deluxe carbine with 20″ rnd bbl, full magazine, square base ivory bead front sight, no rear seat and a Lyman 21 on left side of receiver. Mounted with about 2X American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and capped pistol grip stock with Winchester hard rubber buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this carbine in caliber 30 with fancy checkered pistol grip stock (oil finish), Lyman front & receiver sights, shotgun butt with rubber buttplate, no sling ring and no rear seat, received in the warehouse Feb. 12 and shipped Feb. 13, 1901 to Order #89923. Also accompanied by a Cody Museum worksheet and a copy of the ledger sheet. Although this carbine wasn’t shipped until 1901, the records indicate that it was manufactured in 1895, making it an antique. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, near new, all matching. Bbl & magazine tube retain 98-99% strong orig blue. Receiver retains 96-97% strong orig blue and the lever & hammer about all of their brilliant case colors. Wood is sound with a few minor handling & storage nicks & scratches and retains virtually all of its orig oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, bolt face retains virtually all of its orig factory blue and may be unfired. 4-44364 JR5 (7,500-12,500)

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1085

RARE 1ST TYPE WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 3078. Cal. 38-55. Standard grade rifle with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, ivory bead combination front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight & Lyman tang sight. Receiver is 1st type with exposed cartridge guide screw heads on the outside. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate. In the recent past, this cataloger read the draft of an article written by the late Tommy Rholes and Jeb Klitzke regarding the production of these early 1894 rifles. Their research disclosed that they were produced in very limited numbers only in 1894 & 1895. Accompanied by a copy of the shipping record for this SN which indicates that it was received in the warehouse Aug. 13, 1895 and shipped Aug. 28, 1895. It identifies this rifle, as found. According to the records custodian at the Cody Firearms Museum this rifle was serialized on Feb. 22, 1895. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 95-96% strong orig blue with sharp edge wear and some minor surface etching on magazine tube; receiver retains 90-92% strong orig blue with light thinning & dulling over top & bottom and sharp edge wear with candy striping down both sides; lever & hammer retain strong case colors turned dark on outer faces of lever; buttplate has turned silver. Wood is sound with a few very minor handling & storage nicks & scratches and retains most of an old restored finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore lightly frosted in the grooves. 4-44394 JR24 (5,000-8,000)

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1086

*SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER TAKEDOWN MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 881946. Cal. 30 WCF (30-30). Standard grade rifle with 26″ oct to rnd bbl, full magazine, front sight with screw and flat top rear sight. Mounted with nicely figured, slab sawed, uncheckered American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate with trap containing a 4-pc brass & steel cleaning rod. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine, as new, may be unfired. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 99% crisp orig blue; Forend cap 96-97% orig blue; receiver & takedown ring 96-98% crisp orig blue; lever & hammer bright orig case colors faded on outer faces of lever; buttplate retains faded case colors. Wood is sound with a very few, very minor storage & handling nicks & scratches and retains virtually all of its orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-44337 JR10 (3,000-5,000)

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1087

*EXTREMELY RARE & UNUSUAL CRATE OF 4 WINCHESTER MODEL 94 CARBINES WITH AMMO & ACCESSORIES. SN 3952906, 3952907, 3963381, 3963382. Cal. 30-30. This authentic crate from Winchester contains four new post-64 standard Model 94 Eastern carbines with hang tags, twelve boxes of Winchester 30-30 ammunition, two cans of Hoppe’s Gun Oil, two tubes of grease, a Lyman 2-cavity bullet mold with handle, a Lyman loading tool and an unusual 4-pc blued steel cleaning rod with brass jag. There is also a flannel bench cloth, two instruction pamphlets and a hunter’s pocket guide. In addition there is one complete new bbl and a new magazine tube along with a new, in the paper, buttstock & forearm. Also accompanying is a brown envelope containing an extra new firing pin & hammer spring. The carbines, spare bbl & magazine tube are all in heavy cosmoline, apparently packed for an expedition someplace or for long term storage. The carbines are fitted into recesses and slots and the spare bbl & magazine tube are attached to the insides of the crate with strings attached to screws. Crate is constructed of 3/4″ pine, about 42″ long x 12-1/2″ wide x 11″ high. Sides are stenciled in bright red ink with the Winchester stylized name and “FRAGILE”. Both ends are also stenciled “FRAGILE”. One side has the hand written return address “Winchester Repeating Arms / 275 Winchester Ave. / New Haven, Conn / U.S.A.” and addressed to “Peter Murray / 9882 Effingham Drive / Huntington Beach, Calif / U.S.A.”. Crate has its orig top with rope handles and is accompanied by orig attaching screws. Additionally there is a clear Plexiglas cover that fits inside a mortised recess flush with the top. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Carbines, spare bbl & magazine tube are all in heavy cosmoline and were not cleaned to determine condition but they all appear to be new & unused; the stock & forearm are sealed in paper and also were not examined; the other equipment appears to be new. Crate is solid & clean with its orig lid intact. 4-44864 JR350 (3,000-4,000)

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1088

*RARE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 94 SHORT RIFLE. SN 431308. Cal. 30 WCF (30-30). Standard grade rifle with 20″ oct to rnd bbl, full magazine, Lyman ivory bead front sight, 3-leaf express rear sight with modified middle blade and a locking Lyman tang sight. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with straight stock and crescent buttplate. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 95% strong orig blue with some fine surface freckling on the bbl and dulling of the magazine tube; receiver retains about 80% thinning orig blue; lever & hammer retain bright case colors on sides fading to silver on faces; buttplate retains smoky case colors. Wood is sound and retains about all of an oil refinish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-44414 JR19 (3,000-5,000)

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1089

*PRE-WWII WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 804545. Cal. 30 WCF. Standard pre-war carbine with 20″ bbl, full magazine, standard carbine sights and a stud & ring in left side of receiver. Mounted with nicely figured gumwood with straight stock and carbine buttplate. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains about 95% strong orig blue and magazine tube about 85%; receiver retains about 85% strong orig blue with most of losses on left side. Wood is sound with a few light nicks & scratches and retains most of its orig finish. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore, shows little actual use. 4-44420 JR17 (500-1,000)

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1090

*PRE-64 WINCHESTER MODEL 94 EASTERN CARBINE. SN 1384353. Cal. 30 WCF (30-30). Standard grade carbine with 20″ bbl, full magazine, ramp front sight with hood and front bbl band with flat sides. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock and checkered flat steel buttplate. Stock & magazine tube have after market sling studs. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains about 98% strong orig blue with some light surface etching on right side of receiver. Wood is sound with a very few, light nicks & scratches and retains most of its orig finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-44749 JR92 (500-800)

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1090A

*PRE-64 WINCHESTER MODEL ’94 EASTERN CARBINE. SN 1369109. Cal. 30 WCF (30-30). Late carbine with 20″ rnd bbl, full magazine, ramp front sight with hood, slot blank in rear seat and a Redfield receiver sight. Receiver was factory drilled & tapped for the sight. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with long wood forearm & straight stock with flat checkered steel buttplate PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine, appears to be new & unfired. 4-44423 JR16 (300-500)

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1091

VERY RARE ENGRAVED TAKEDOWN DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 44168. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Special Order ’92 rifle with 24-1/4″ rnd bbl, full magazine with combination front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with very nicely figured 2-3X center crotch, flame grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and capped pistol grip stock with crescent buttplate. Left side of lower tang is marked with assembly number “1911” and “XXX”. Matching assembly number is found in top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Receiver is very nicely engraved in slightly modified #10 style with the large vignette of a whitetail buck like the #6 engraving pattern on the left side and light foliate arabesque scrolls on right side with a small silver inlaid rectangular 7/8″ X 1/4″, engraved “Frances Stone from AWH”. Both sides are surrounded by very fine wavelet borders. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle in caliber 44 with rnd bbl, plain trigger, checkered pistol grip stock, takedown with $5.00 engraving and “Frances Slone (sic) from AWH”, received in warehouse May 16, 1895 and shipped next day to Order #11541. Any special order feature on a Model 1892 is a great rarity as these little rifles & carbines were usually working tools and saw hard service throughout their working lives and are rarely found today with high orig finish. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl retains about 98% strong orig blue; magazine tube retains about 90% orig blue with the majority of losses from takedown around the magazine band; takedown ring retains 90-93% orig blue, bright on sides, dull on top & bottom; receiver retains 93-95% orig blue with sharp edge wear, some dulling on raised area at front of receiver and some very fine pin prick surface etching and a couple of fine scratches; lever & hammer retain fading case colors, bright in sheltered areas. Wood is sound with a few, very minor nicks & scratches and overall retains most of an outstanding factory style restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, very bright shiny bore. 4-44598 JR80 (25,000-40,000)

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1092

RARE DELUXE ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 LEVER ACTION SHORT RIFLE. SN 124562. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Very rare ’92 rifle with extremely rare 20″ oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight with screw and a reproduction 1876/1886 style rifle ladder rear sight. Mounted with about 2X shell grain American walnut with H-style checkered 8-3/8″ forearm and straight stock with crescent buttplate with trap containing an orig 3-pc brass & iron cleaning rod. Buttstock & forend cap have factory sling eyes. The lower tang of this rifle is unmarked as is the buttplate. Rear face of buttstock has what appears to be, an assembly number “336”. Receiver has close coupled dbl-set triggers. Receiver, forend cap & buttplate tang are nicely engraved in #10 style with a walking whitetail buck on left side and foliate arabesque patterns on right side. Forend cap & buttplate tang are engraved to match. Top three flats of bbl, between receiver & rear sight, are engraved to match with more matching engraving patterns on top three flats around front sight. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle in caliber 44 with 20″ oct bbl, plain trigger, fancy checkered stock, engraved, rod in butt, screw eyes and “made set”, received in warehouse Oct. 30, 1899 and shipped Nov. 10, 1899 to Order #2732. Although the letter indicates shipment in 1899, this rifle was actually produced in 1986. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Overall retains about all of a fine professionally restored finish to both metal & wood. It appears that during this restoration some or possibly all of the engraving may have been re-cut. Wood is sound with a few tiny handling & storage nicks. Mechanics are fine, strong dark bore with moderate to heavy pitting. 4-44623 JR88 (5,000-8,000)

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1093

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 178657. Cal. 38 WCF (38-40). Standard grade rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight with screw and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate. ’92 rifles are rarely found with high orig condition. They were generally regarded as working man’s tools and usually saw hard service with limited or no maintenance. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Appears to be unfired with bbl & magazine tube retaining about 99% crisp orig blue; forend cap retains about 98% crisp orig blue; receiver retains 94-95% bright factory blue with right side having fine flaking; lever & hammer retain brilliant case colors; buttplate retains bright case colors on tang, lightly to moderately faded on face. Wood is sound with a couple of minor scratches and some small bruises on forearm and overall retains about all of its crisp orig finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, probably unfired. 4-44610 JR84 (6,000-10,000)

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1094

RARE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 63593. Cal. 38 WCF (38-40). Standard grade rifle with rare special order 30″ oct bbl, full magazine, Lyman ivory bead front sight, 3-leaf express rear sight and a Lyman tang sight. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate. Any special order features found on a Model 1892 rifle or carbine are considered rare, especially extra length bbls are very rare. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 98% strong orig blue with only faint sharp edge wear; forend cap retains about 95% orig blue with a small scratch; receiver retains 75-80% blue, strong on sides with sharp edge wear, dulling over receiver ring and turning brown on bottom; lever & hammer retain strong case colors turned brown on outer faces of lever; buttplate is a smooth brown patina; wood is sound with a few light nicks & dings and overall retains about all of its strong orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-44607 JR83 (7,500-12,500)

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1095

WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 81909. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Standard grade rifle with 24-1/4″ rnd bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight with screw and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered, slab sawed American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum records worksheet identifying this rifle, as found, received in warehouse Oct. 11, 1897 and shipped two days later to Order #19431. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 97-98% strong orig blue turning a little plum; receiver retains 96-97% orig blue with light sharp edge wear; lever & hammer retain dark case colors turned silver on outer faces of lever; buttplate retains smoky case colors. Wood is sound with light handling & use nicks & scratches, a bruise on left side of buttstock with buttstock retaining most of an old refinish and the forearm most of its orig finish. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. 4-44613 JR85 (5,000-7,000)

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1096

*WINCHESTER MODEL ’92 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 928141. Cal. 25-20. Standard carbine with 20″ bbl, full magazine, Lyman ivory bead front sight, missing the bead and a carbine ladder rear sight. Left side of receiver has a staple & ring. Mounted with nicely figured, slab sawed, uncheckered American walnut with straight stock & carbine buttplate. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 96-97% strong orig blue; receiver retains 65-70% strong orig blue with three areas of flaking which has turned a light patina and there is a light halo on the saddle ring. Wood is sound with a few, very minor nicks & scratches and retains about all of a professionally restored finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-44670 JR91 (3,000-5,000)

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1097

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 233939. Cal. 32 WCF (32-20). Standard carbine with 20″ bbl, full magazine, square base front sight, carbine ladder rear sight and a staple & ring in left side of receiver. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with straight stock and carbine buttplate. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Good to very good. Bbl & magazine tube retain 93-95% orig blue showing wear around muzzle and over forearm area; receiver retains 60-70% thinning blue, silver on bottom and with a halo from the ring; lever & hammer retain faded case colors, turned silver on outer faces of lever. Wood is sound with light nicks, dings & scratches, a little heavier on bottom of forearm and overall retains about 60% orig finish on buttstock with balance a hand worn patina; forearm is mostly a hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine, very bright shiny bore. 4-44673 JR93 (2,500-4,000)

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1098

ULTRA-RARE EXTREMELY EARLY PINCHED FRAME COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER SN 2. SN 2. Cal. 45 Colt. Yes, that’s correct! This revolver is the second production sgl action Colt Army revolver made in the line of this famous model of which there were over 250,000! It has the rare pinched frame with nickel finish. Bbl has been reduced to 5-1/2″ & it currently has wonderfully carved raised ox-head 1-pc ivory grip with ruby eyes (one missing) & gold covered horns with a small oval plaque at the top of the right side inscribed “NO.2”. When the bbl was reduced in length the sight was relocated and has been slightly altered with notches cut in the front & rear. The serial number “2” is clearly visible on the frame, trigger guard, backstrap, cylinder and bbl. Bbl has 1-line address in small slant letters with a serif at each end & it has 2-line “JULY 25 1871” and “JULY 2 1872” patent dates on the left side of the frame. It has its orig 1st type ejector rod housing with bull’s eye ejector rod head. There is no evidence that the caliber was marked on the trigger guard. It is readily apparent that this revolver has seen hard service. It spent virtually all of its life in Mexico & possibly the southwest. This revolver was previously sold by the Julia Auction Co. in 2005 at which time it was shown to be accompanied by several Colt Factory letters identifying this revolver as having been shipped Oct. 1, 1877 to Wexel & DeGress, Mexico City, Mexico in a shipment of 30 like revolvers. Also accompanied by a letter dated Jan. 18, 1992 from prominent collector Enrique E. Guerra of Linn, TX wherein he states that in about 1952 he purchased this revolver from a detective of the City of Monterey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, named Jose Medina for about $650.00, which was a considerable amount since Colt single actions with little finish could be purchased for $20 – 25. He also states in the letter that at the time it had wood grips. Mr. Guerra states that he replaced the wood grips with the carved steer heads with the gold oval and later sold it to someone he can’t recall. He states that he did not have the “NO.2” engraved on the plaque. Also accompanied by a 1968 dated collection sheet from the collection of Robert Q. Sutherland fully identifying this revolver. He states that the plaque on the grip was engraved for Gerald G. Fox by A.A. White & that it was item #22 on pg 27 of Evolution of the Colt and was displayed at a number of shows in 1966 & 67. The revolver is also pictured in The Book of Colt Firearms by R. L. Wilson, page 238. Also included is a note from Ron Wagner, former curator of the Winchester Museum, listing a few of the serial numbers which accompanied this revolver when it was shipped. Also accompanying is a copy of the Nov. 1955 issue of Modern Man magazine which on p. 32 features three Colts from the Gerald Fox Collection which includes #1 & #2. And finally accompanying are copies of the cover & pages from The Texas Gun Collector, Fall 1987 which has an article regarding serial #2 and also the collection of Charles Schreiner III which included #2. This revolver is well-known, having passed through many famous collections to the Wes Adams Collection. PROVENANCE: Enrique E. Guerra Collection; Robert Q. Sutherland Collection; Gerald G. Fox Collection; Dave Stauble Collection; Charles Schreiner III Collection; Bob Dean Collection; Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Good, as noted, all matching including the bbl & cylinder. Retains 20-25% orig nickel with the balance a very dark attic patina. Some of the screws are battered & the cylinder pin is pretty chewed up but probably orig. Cylinder pin screw is an old replacement. Hammer has a crack by the firing pin on each side. Mechanics are fine, with a strong dark bore that may clean better. This revolver is completely authentic as found in Mexico with period modification of shortened bbl (from 7-1/2” to 5-1/2”) and replaced grips of carved elephant ivory. A truly rare single action revolver. 4-44686 JR208 (40,000-60,000)

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1099

EXTREMELY RARE COLT PINCH FRAME SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 81. Cal. 45 Colt. Blue & color case hardened with 7-1/2″ late model replacement bbl with thick front sight, 1-line block letter address and caliber marking on left side. Left side of frame has been re-rolled with 2-line 3-patent dates and rampant Colt. Left front web of trigger guard is marked with the “VP” (view proof) in a triangle and a tiny “&”. The “&” signifies that this revolver had been returned to Colt for refinishing. Right side of front & backstraps, under the grip, are stamped with the tiny assembly numbers “612” which number is also found on the front face of the cyl around the bushing hole, on the ejector rod inside the housing & on the shank of the loading gate. No additional disassembly was effected to check for additional matching numbers. The bbl & ejector housing, being replacements, were not so marked. Hammer, ejector housing & grips are all modern replacements. Ejector rod is orig 1st type with bull’s eye ejector rod head. Base pin & hammer spring are also replacements. The remaining orig parts on this revolver have all the distinctive characteristics of an orig pinch frame including the rear sight notch in the top strap 1/4″ from the edge of the hammer slot, a slightly thicker loading gate without bin number, the sharp toe on the buttstrap and the cyl with sharp front edges. During the rework the cyl had approaches cut to the stop notches which are slightly thicker than later versions and during the refinishing process the SN was obliterated from the cyl. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Overall retains about 99% strong, bright factory finish with brilliant case colors. Grips are crisp showing no wear. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, probably unfired since rebuild. 4-44688 JR359 (20,000-30,000)

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1100

MARTIALLY MARKED COLT CAVALRY SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 137537. Cal. 45 Colt. Blue & color case hardened with 7-1/2″ bbl, full front sight and 1-line block letter address. Left side of frame has 2-line 3-patent dates and a small “U.S”. Mounted with 1-pc walnut grip that has last four digits of matching SN in backstrap channel. SN was observed in the usual places, on bottom of frame, trigger guard & buttstrap with last four digits of SN on bottom of bbl under ejector housing and on cylinder. Grip has a crisp “SEB” (Capt. Stanhope E. Blunt) cartouche on left side beneath the date “1891” and an “RAC” (Rinaldo A. Carr) sub-inspector cartouche on right side. Bottom of bbl, frame, cyl & bottom left edge of grip also have the “RAC” initials. Trigger guard & buttstrap have a “K” inspector initial. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter which identifies this revolver as having been delivered to the U.S. Government inspector at the Colt plant on Jan. 20, 1891 in a shipment of 200 same type guns. Also accompanied by a letter from renowned Colt expert Richard Ellis wherein he authenticates this revolver. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching including bbl, cyl & grip. Bbl retains 96-97% strong orig blue with “feathers” on each side of front sight and each side of the ejector housing stud; frame & hammer retain virtually all of their orig case colors, brilliant on sides, faded on recoil shields, top strap & top edge of hammer. Trigger guard & back strap retain strong bright blue in sheltered areas with frontstrap retaining about 60% thin orig blue and backstrap a blue/gray patina; cyl retains 85-90% orig blue, thin on outer diameter, strong in flutes; chambers of cyl & bore retain most of their orig blue; grip is sound with only a couple of minor handling & storage nicks with slight edge wear and retains about all of its orig oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore; possibly unfired. 4-44684 JR197 (25,000-35,000)

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1101

SCARCE EARLY COLT CAVALRY SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER WITH CASEY & JOHNSON INSPECTOR INITIALS. SN 16911. Cal. 45 Colt. Blue & color case hardened with 7-1/2″ bbl, full front sight and 1-line script letter address with serifs at each end. Ejector housing is first type with bull’s eye ejector rod head. Base pin is orig type with dimpled ends but may be a more recent replacement. Hammer firing pin is also a replacement with cone-shaped firing pin in place of the concave style. Left side of frame has 2-line patent dates with a small “U.S.”. Mounted with 1-pc walnut grip that has last four digits of matching SN in backstrap channel. Bottom of bbl also has last four digits of SN under ejector housing along with a tiny “C” (A.P. Casey) sub-inspector initial. Cyl also has matching last four digits of SN and a tiny “C” which is also found on top of backstrap and bottom right edge of grip. Trigger guard has a tiny “J” (W.W. Johnson) sub-inspector initial. Grip appears to have had the bottom outside edges flattened for an unknown purpose but which removed any cartouches. This revolver was manufactured during 1875 with a number of known examples that have been documented to the 5th & 7th Cavalry Regiments. Given that this revolver was produced during the height of the Indian Wars wherein most of the military production was issued to front line cavalry troops, it can be reasonably assumed that this revolver saw frontier service fighting the Indians. Few of the revolvers from this era survive today in orig configuration as a large number of them were recalled and altered to artillery length. Others were lost on the frontier, either during battles or were stolen. The very few surviving examples from the A.P. Casey era are known today with dual sub-inspector initials. Accompanied by a 2-page letter from renowned Colt author & historian, John Kopec, wherein he verifies most of the above information and calls this revolver a rare variation. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine, all matching including bbl, cyl & grip. Bbl retains about 50% orig blue, strong & dark under ejector housing and around front sight and in other sheltered areas being mostly a cleaned gray metal patina with some fine pitting on left side of muzzle; frame retains 60-70% orig case colors, strong & bright in sheltered areas turning dark in other areas and faded to silver with cleaned top strap; trigger guard & back strap retain thin blue with front & back straps blue/gray patina; hammer retains strong but faded case colors; cyl retains 60-70% thin blue on outer diameter, stronger in the flutes; grip is sound with the aforementioned flattening on the sides with a few light nicks & scratches and retains a hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine; bright shiny bore with a few scattered spots of pitting. 4-44708 JR216 (6,000-10,000)

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1102

SCARCE EARLY CASEY INSPECTED COLT CAVALRY SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 17418. Cal. 45 Colt. Usual configuration with 7-1/2″ bbl, full front sight and 1-line script address with serifs at each end. Ejector housing is first type with bull’s eye ejector rod head. The ejector housing locator stud is missing. Left side of frame has 2-line patent dates and a “U.S”. Mounted with 1-pc walnut grip that has a 4-digit number in backstrap channel which begins with “7” and ends with “8”, so it can be considered as matching numbered. The two middle numbers are obliterated by dark stain. Left side of grip has remnants of an inspector’s cartouche, probably that of sub-inspector A.P. Casey. The bottom of bbl, trigger guard and top of backstrap are all marked with a tiny “J” which is believed to be the initial of Mr. Casey’s assistant, W.W. Johnson. However, there is no recorded information regarding Mr. Johnson other than the fact that he was employed at the same time as Mr. Casey. It is unusual to note that there are no “C” inspector marks on any parts visible. This is indeed an extremely rare cavalry Colt. Accompanied by a letter from noted Colt author & historian, John Kopec, wherein he authenticates this revolver and states that two other revolvers in close serial proximity were issued to Troop L, 7th Cavalry in late 1876, only a few months after the massacre at Little Big Horn. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Traces of orig finish remain in visible areas with strong blue under the ejector housing; overall the revolver is a dark plum patina with blue/brown patina in the flutes of the cyl; several screws are battered; grip is sound showing heavy wear with a few light nicks & dings and retains a hand worn patina and the outline of a cartouche on left side. Hammer is not solid in safety notch, otherwise mechanics are fine; strong bright bore with scattered light pitting. 4-44707 JR210 (10,000-20,000)

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1103

VERY RARE CIVILIAN/MILITARY CAVALRY SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 41706. Cal. 45 Colt. Blue & color case hardened with 7-1/2″ bbl, full front sight and backwards or left hand 1-line block letter address. Ejector rod housing is 2nd type with bull’s eye ejector rod head. Left side of frame has three patent dates and a small “U.S.” that was apparently applied after the frame was hardened as there is raised metal around the stamping. Left shoulder of trigger guard is marked “45 CAL”. Mounted with 1-pc walnut grip that has last four digits of matching SN in backstrap channel that are nearly obliterated by dark stains. Left side of grip has an oval “DAL” (Capt. David A. Lyle) inspector cartouche under the date “1880”. Right side of grip has a “DFC” (David F. Clark) sub-inspector cartouche. Bottom of bbl, cyl & bottom edge of grip also have the “DFC” inspector initials. The “DFC” initials on bottom of bbl, cyl & grip are upside down to their usual orientation. Accompanied by a 3-page letter from renowned Colt author & historian John Kopec who authenticates this revolver as being completely orig and one of very few known civilian/military revolvers. He states that this revolver, along with a few others, was removed from the civilian production and inspected by the military inspectors & sub-inspectors at the plant and were then shipped for military service. Very few are known today and Mr. Kopec states that this is the finest example known. Interestingly the frame does not bear the “DFC” initials, apparently it having been already color case hardened would have damaged the die if it had been stamped. Mr. Kopec states that this revolver may have been one of those issued to the 6th U.S. Cavalry, or possibly to a state militia unit. Regardless, it escaped the recall of the 1890s and early 20th century wherein most of the existing Cavalry single actions were altered to artillery configuration.It remains in completely orig, as issued, configuration. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching including bbl, cyl & grip. Bbl retains about 90% blue/brown patina with dark blue in sheltered areas; frame & hammer retain virtually all of their brilliant factory case colors, faded on recoil shields, loading gate & top edge of hammer; trigger guard & backstrap retain strong orig blue with “candy striping” on front & backstraps; cyl is a thin blue/brown patina on out diameter with stronger blue in the flutes; cyl retains strong blue in chambers with scattered blue in the bore; grip is sound showing light wear and retains a hand worn patina. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-44683 JR198 (15,000-25,000)

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1104

RARE BUY-BACK COLT CAVALRY SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 16293. Cal. 45 Colt. Nickel finish with 7-5/16″ slightly amputated bbl with damaged and altered front sight with 1-line script letter address with serifs. Left side of frame has 2-line patent dates and “U.S.”. Mounted with replacement, battered, 1-pc walnut grip with a number “1982” in the backstrap channel. Last 4 digits of matching SN are found on bottom of bbl under ejector housing and on cyl. Ejector housing is 1st type with bullseye ejector rod head and the base pin is orig type with dimpled ends. Hammer spring is a replacement with roller groove. Bbl, trigger guard, backstrap and cyl all have tiny “L” (Samuel B. Lewis) sub-inspector initials. Pg. 39 of Colt Cavalry and Artillery Revolvers..A Continuing Study, Kopec & Fenn, lists several nickel plated cavalry revolvers in the 15,000 to 19,000 serial range with this revolver falling between #16129 and #16352, both of which are Lewis inspected. It is well documented that there were large numbers of brand new cavalry Single Actions resold to Colt which were then nickel plated and sold on the civilian market. This is especially true and well documented that the State of Virginia Militia who received the majority of the Lewis inspected Single Actions sold them to the H. Boker firm in unissued condition. They also resold some of these unissued revolvers back to Colt. Accompanied by a 2 page letter from renowned Colt authority and author John Kopec wherein he covers some of the above information. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Good to very good, all matching except grip, as noted; overall retains 88-90% strong factory nickel with 2 spots of heavy blood-type pitting on the bbl and front sight with a few other scattered losses; cyl is mostly a gray patina with fine pitting on outer diameter with strong nickel in flutes; ejector housing and ejector rod head also have small spots of heavy pitting; grip has chipped toes and is badly battered with a hand worn patina; hammer is not solid in safety notch, otherwise mechanics are fine; strong bore with moderate pitting. 4-44711 JR271 (3,000-5,000)

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1105

COLT ARTILLERY SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER. SN 114428. Cal. 45 Colt. Blue and color case hardened with 5-1/2″ bbl, full front sight and 1-line block letter address. Left side of frame has 3-line patent dates and “U.S.”. Mounted with 1-pc walnut grip with no number in backstrap channel. Left side of grip has a sharp “OCH” (Lt. Odus C. Horney) inspector cartouche under date “1901”, right side has a sharp “RAC” (Rinaldo A. Carr) sub-inspector cartouche under date “1903”. Bottom right edge of grip also has the “RAC” inspector initials and a small “P”. It has a 2nd type ejector housing with bullseye ejector rod head. Bottom of bbl, under ejector housing, has sN “9202” and “DFC” (David F. Clark) sub-inspector initials, which are also on the bottom of frame. Trigger guard bears the SN “49882” and “HN” (Henry Nettleton) inspector initials. SN on buttstrap is faint but appears to be “7-9-0”. Cyl bears the last 4 digits of SN “1531” or “1331” and an “A” (Orville W. Ainsworth) inspector initial. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 96-97% strong restored blue with light muzzle edge wear and “feathers” around front sight; frame retains most of its restored case colors, strong in sheltered areas, fading elsewhere with a fine scratch on right side; hammer retains bright case colors on sides; trigger guard retains about 80% blue with candystriping and some scratches on frontstrap; backstrap retains dark blue in sheltered areas with the body of backstrap and buttstrap a blue gray patina; cyl retains 92-94% blue, thinning on outer diameter, strong in flutes; ejector housing retains 95-96% strong blue, worn on the tip, thinning on the outer diameters; grip is sound, showing light to moderate wear with a few small dings and retains a hand worn patina; Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-44714 JR256 (6,000-10,000)

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1106

COLT ARTILLERY SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER WITH POSSIBLE 7TH CAVALRY AND POST OFFICE ASSOCIATION. SN 119923. Cal. 45 Colt. Blue and color case hardened with 5-1/2″ bbl with full front sight and 1-line block letter address. Left side of frame has 3-line patent dates and “U.S.”. Mounted with 1-pc walnut grip whose backstrap channel is obscured by oil stain. Grip has a “RAC” (Rinaldo A. Carr) sub-inspector cartouche below the date “1903” on right side. Both bottom edges of grip have the “RAC” initials and the right edge has what appears a Social Security Number “450-66-8441”. Bbl is a restored replacement with factory re-rolled address and “RAC” initials on bottom. Bottom of frame and cyl have “DFC” (David F. Clark) sub-inspector initials. Bbl is unnumbered with the cyl having 4 digits of SN “2456”. Trigger guard and backstrap are numbered “4881”. The SN “4881” is listed on pp 270-271 of Colt Cavalry and Artillery Revolvers..A Continuing Study, Kopec & Fenn as having been returned to Colt “unserviceable” in 1895 and as an existing artillery revolver. This trigger guard and backstrap originated on a cavalry revolver which was issued in March 1874 in a shipment of 1,000 revolvers in the serial range 4500 through 5504, lot five. 755 of these revolvers were issued to Custer’s 7th Cavalry Regiment and 433 to the 1st Cavalry. The total strength of Custer’s command at Little Big Horn was 632 troopers, all armed with Colt Single Action Revolvers. Of those a total of 492 were armed with revolvers from the lot 5 serial range noted above. Custer’s command had 266 troops killed in action and 59 wounded. While there are no records to positively identify SN 4881 as having been a Custer issued revolver, there is a very strong probability that it was issued to a trooper in Custer’s command and therefore at the Little Big Horn. Pg 80 of the referenced publication lists SN 119923, the frame number of this revolver, as having been issued to the Post Office in 1890 and later modified into an artillery model in 1903. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: About fine. Bbl retains about 75-80% strong blue with holster wear around muzzle and left side; frame retains 30-40% faded case colors with the balance turned silver, markings are faint; hammer retains 65-70% case colors; trigger guard and backstrap retain blue in sheltered areas with the balance blue gray patina; cyl retains thin blue on outer diameter, stronger in flutes; ejector housing retains about 60% strong blue in flutes; grip is sound, showing heavy wear with a few light nicks and scratches and retains a hand worn patina; mechanics are fine; strong bright bore with scattered pitting. 4-44717 JR259 (8,000-15,000)

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1107

FIFTEEN PACKETS OF RARE FRANKFORD ARSENAL CARTRIDGES FOR COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVERS. These rare cartridges are in packets of 12 with usual top label markings and were manufactured and dated as follows: One packet dated Oct. 1873, one pckt dated Feb. 1874, two pckts April 1874, two pckts 1875, one pckt 1876, one pckt 1877, five pckts 1878 and one pckt 1884 with the 15th packet a sealed box of twelve blank cartridges. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all packets are sealed and in superb condition. 4-44879 JR351 (3,000-6,000)

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1108

RARE NIMSCHKE ENGRAVED COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER.`. SN 23641. Cal. 45 Colt. Nickel and gold finish with 7-1/2″ bbl, full front sight and 1-line block letter address. Left side of frame has 2-line patent dates and left shoulder of trigger guard is marked “45 CAL”. Mounted with fine, smooth, Colt 1-pc ivory grip. Ejector housing is 2nd type with bullseye ejector rod head. SN was observed in the usual places, on bottom of frame, trigger guard and buttstrap. Last 4 digits of matching SN are on bottom of bbl under the ejector housing. Cyl has the 4 digits “3541”, obviously an assembler’s mistake which should have read “3641”. Cyl, hammer and ejector housing were originally gold washed over silver plating. Bbl, frame and grip frame are nickel plated. Revolver is beautifully engraved by renowned master engraver L.D. Nimschke with about B to A coverage of foliate arabesque patterns on frame and recoil shield with diamond and dot pattern on each side of bbl boss and hunter’s stars on the sides of the base pin boss and ejector boss. Top strap is engraved in circle and square patterns. Loading gate is engraved in Mr. Nimschke’s fan pattern with diamond and dot patterns on the frame below the loading gate and on each shoulder of trigger guard. Foliate arabesque patterns extend on sides of bbl and terminate just forward of the address. There are smaller foliate arabesque patterns on each side of muzzle. Ejector housing is engraved on outer radius with a long diamond panel that has dash and dot borders with a foliate spray at each end. Backstrap is engraved with Mr. Nimschke’s trademark fan pattern with diamond and dot center at the top with geometric patterns down backstrap and buttstrap. Trigger bow is engraved with a Hunter’s star with foliate arabesque pattern around the front screw and diamond and dot pattern on bottom of frame. Cyl is engraved with foliate arabesque patterns on lands between flutes and has a straight line and chip borders at rear edge. This an elaborately engraved, presentation quality Single Action from one of the best known engravers. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine, all matching except cyl, as noted above, and grip, which is unnumbered; frame and bbl retain virtually all of their bright, strong orig nickel and the screws all of their orig fire blue; grip frame retains virtually all of its orig nickel; cyl retains most of its orig gold wash on the front and rear faces and in the chambers with strong gold in the flutes and stop notches, with exposed silver plating on the outside diameter; ejector housing retains strong gold on the inside radius, next to bbl, with traces of gold in the top and bottom gullets with exposed silver elsewhere; hammer retains 40-50% gold wash in hidden areas with the balance tarnished exposed silver; base pin retains gold wash on the inside end and in the grooves at front tip; grip has a couple of tiny chips in left edge, otherwise is completely sound with one age line and retains a wonderful golden ivory patina; mechanics are crisp; brilliant shiny bore, appears to be unfired. 4-44694 JR272 (30,000-50,000)

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1109

INSCRIBED NIMSCHKE ENGRAVED COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 105747. Cal. 45 Colt. Nickel finish with 5-1/2″ bbl, full front sight and 2-line address. Left side of frame has 3-line patent dates and cal is marked on left front web of trigger guard. Mounted with wonderful 2-pc pearl grips with a raised carved spread winged eagle on right side. Revolver is engraved in about “C” coverage by L.D. Nimschke with foliate arabesque patterns on sides of frame and snake and dot pattern over top strap. Recoil shield and loading gate are engraved in sunburst patterns with Hunter’s stars on each side of the bbl boss. Base pin boss and ejector boss are engraved with snake and dot patterns. Foliate arabesque patterns extend up each side of bbl with a Hunter’s star back of the front sight. Top of backstrap has a foliate spray with geometric patterns down the backstrap, on the buttstrap and trigger bow. Buttstrap is inscribed in period script “ABA”. Ejector housing is engraved with snake and dot pattern on the outer radius with a series of dots in top gullet. Cyl is engraved with foliate arabesque patterns in lands between flutes and has a snake and dot pattern around rear edge. Accompanied by a Colt Factory Letter identifying this revolver in cal 45 Colt with 5-1/2″ bbl, nickel finish, rubber stocks and factory engraved, shipped to Hartley & Graham, New York, NY, on August 21, 1884 in a 2 gun shipment. Grips were apparently supplied by Hartley & Graham or a dealer. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine to very fine; bbl retains 96-98% strong orig nickel with some minor losses around front sight and slight holster wear around muzzle; frame retains about 60% strong orig nickel with the cleaned and worn areas a dull patina; trigger guard retains about 70% orig nickel and the backstrap about 20%; cyl retains about 70% orig nickel with light flaking; ejector housing retains 60-70% strong orig nickel; grips are sound with great fire and color; hammer is not solid in half-cock notch, otherwise mechanics are fine; strong bright bore with scattered fine pitting. 4-44697 JR275 (17,500-27,500)

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1110

EXTREMELY RARE BUNTLINE COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER WITH SHOULDER STOCK. SN 28808. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). All blue finish with 10″ bbl, dovetailed combination front sight and 1-line block letter address. Top strap is milled for and has installed a Buntline leaf rear sight and has a gas escape hole in forward end. Left side of frame has 2-line patent dates and left forward web of trigger guard is marked “44 CF”. Frame is 3-screw type with extended hammer screw for the nickel plated brass skeleton shoulder stock which accompanies this revolver. Mounted with a replacement 1-pc walnut grip. Bottom of bbl is stamped with a tiny “44” forward of base pin. Base pin is a replacement without dimpled ends. This revolver was sold by another auction house several years ago and that auction description stated that this revolver was in the Buddy Hackett Collection and was restored for Mr. Hackett by Tom Haas, Sr. about 40 years ago. It was also stated that this revolver had been in the Hunter Von Leer Collection. They also reported that it had been speculated that Wyatt Earp was carrying a 10″ single action when he refereed a fight in Goldfield, Nevada around the turn of the 20th century. According to A Study of The Colt Single Action Army Revolver, Graham, Kopec & Moore, p. 25 lists this revolver by SN as being an orig Buntline. The same page also states “The ledgers show three ten inch ‘Buntlines'”. Page 28 of the referenced publication states “Of Colts’ recorded total, and collector accepted original Buntline production, nineteen were chambered for .45 Colt ammunition and three for the .44-40 cartridge”. Pages 284 & 285 of Colt Peacemaker Encyclopedia Volume 2, Cochran, lists this revolver as a Buntline Model, mistakenly in caliber 45, and has five photographs of this revolver. This is truly an authentic and one of only three of its type every manufactured. This revolver is consecutively numbered to another Buntline Special being sold elsewhere in this auction. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains about all of its beautiful custom finish with glossy bright blue and brilliant case colors; grip is sound with a few minor nicks in the finish and retains virtually all of its custom varnish. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore. Stock is extremely fine retaining most of its orig nickel with some minor spotting. 4-44690 JR196 (25,000-40,000)

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1111

RARE COLT RIMFIRE SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 1144. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Rare rimfire single action, nickel finish with 7-1/2″ bbl, full front sight and 1-line block letter address. Bore is conventionally rifled with left hand twist. Cyl has short 44 RF chambers. Left side of frame has 2-line patent date with “44 CAL” on left shoulder of trigger guard. Mounted with 1-pc walnut grip that has SN in backstrap channel. Ejector housing is 3rd type with bullseye ejector rod head and base pin is 1st type with dimpled ends. Frame is orig rimfire configuration and hammer nose has the rimfire firing pin secured with two rivets. Bottom of bbl has a tiny “44” forward of base pin and SN has been re-stamped over another number that was mostly removed. All other serial numbers appear to be original. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms there were about 1,800 of these rare revolvers produced during the period of 1875-1880. These revolvers never gained strong acceptance on the American market because by the time they were produced centerfire cartridges were available in both revolvers and rifles which were far superior to the rimfire cartridges and could easily be reloaded. Colt sold the majority the 44 rimfire single actions to the Mexican and South & Central American markets. Those revolvers usually saw continued hard service, usually with little or no maintenance and largely had their bbls cut. It is rare today to find any rimfire single action in orig configuration with orig finish. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very good to fine. All matching, including bbl, cyl and grip; bbl has been renumbered; overall retains about all of a fine custom nickel finish with some minor pitting on the left upper front of frame under the nickel; bbl is not screwed tight into the frame; hammer retains about 80% strong case colors; hammer spring is orig type without roller groove; grip is sound, showing moderate wear and retains about 75% orig varnish; mechanics are crisp; strong bright bore with scattered pitting. 4-44698 JR268 (5,000-10,000)

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1111A

FINE EARLY CIVILIAN COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 42781. Cal. 45 Colt. Blue & color case hardened with 7-1/2″ bbl, full front sight and 1-line block letter address. Bottom of bbl under ejector housing has the last four digits of SN. Left side of frame has 3-line patent dates and cal is on left shoulder of trigger guard. Mounted with varnished 1-pc walnut grip that has last four digits of matching SN in backstrap channel. Last four digits of matching SN are also on cyl. Ejector rod housing is 2nd type with bull’s eye ejector rod head. The era in which this revolver was produced (1878) was at the height of the Great Westward Expansion when literally any type of firearm was in great demand and the Colt Single Action revolver was at the zenith of its popularity. There was almost no facet of western life that did not involve a Colt Single Action revolver. Given that these revolvers were working tools having continuous use, usually under adverse circumstances, they are rarely found with high orig finish. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. All matching. Bbl retains about 60% glossy orig blue with only light muzzle edge wear with the balance having flaked, not worn, to a medium patina; ejector rod housing retains 60-70% glossy orig blue with the outer radius about half flaked to a light patina and shows light front end wear; ejector rod head retains most of its orig blue with some thinning in one spot on the edge; frame retains bright case colors in sheltered areas, faded elsewhere being mostly a light patina; hammer retains bright case colors on sides and rear edge, turned dark on top edge; cyl retains strong blue in the flutes with outer diameter blue mixed with flaked patina; chambers retain virtually all of their orig blue; trigger guard retains most of its dark orig blue with the front strap about half flaked to a light patina with some light flaking on the trigger bow; backtrap retains strong glossy blue at the very top with the body of the backstrap & buttstrap retaining thinning blue from candy striping flaking. Grip is sound showing light to moderate edge wear with nicks & scratches and retains about 95% strong orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-44865 JR333 (10,000-20,000)

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1112

EARLY CIVILIAN COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 72967. Cal. 45 Colt. Blue & color case hardened with 7-1/2″ bbl, full front sight and 1-line block letter address. Left side of frame has 3-line patent dates and left front web of trigger guard is marked “45 CAL”. Mounted with modern replacement 1-pc walnut grip with matching last four numbers of SN in backstrap channel. Last four digits of SN were observed on bottom of bbl under ejector housing and on cyl. Careful examination discloses that this revolver is a spectacular restoration with either an orig replacement bbl or a carefully restored one with re-rolled address. Frame has very slightly dished screw holes and the caliber marking on trigger guard is dbl struck. Cyl has “DFC” (David F. Clark) military sub-inspector initials indicating that this is a recycled cyl from Colt surplus parts. Backstrap shows fine pitting near the top which has been polished over prior to finishing. Dimensionally this revolver holds to factory specifications and therefore may be simply a factory assembled specimen from some rejected military parts which appears to be the most likely scenario. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter identifying this revolver, as found, in 45 cal. with bbl length and type of stocks not listed, blue finish & shipped to Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co., Chicago, IL on Feb. 2, 1882 in a 10-gun shipment. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching including grip. Bbl retains 65-70% glossy factory style blue with muzzle end wear with most of the losses flaking near the frame; frame retains brilliant case colors in sheltered areas with balance fading; hammer retains brilliant case colors turned dark on top edge; trigger guard retains strong bright blue, lightly faded on front strap; backstrap retains glossy bright blue at top and on buttstrap with backstrap a blue/brown patina; cyl retains 88-90% strong bright blue; grip is sound with a few nicks & dings and a scratch on right side and retains most of its bright varnish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-44693 JR203 (7,000-12,000)

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1113

EARLY CIVILIAN COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER WITH LEFT HAND BBL ADDRESS. SN 40064. Cal. 45 Colt. Usual configuration with 7-1/2″ bbl, slightly altered front sight and 1-line left hand block letter address reading from frame to muzzle. Ejector housing is second type with bull’s eye ejector rod head. Left side of frame has 3-line patent dates and left shoulder of trigger guard has caliber marking. Mounted with varnished 1-pc walnut grip that has a mostly obliterated number in backstrap channel with a “6” and “4” visible, which numbers are the last two digits of the matching SN. Last four digits of matching SN are on bottom of bbl, under ejector housing and on cylinder. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very good to fine all matching. Traces of orig finish remain in the most sheltered areas, primarily under ejector rod housing; balance of revolver is a smooth blue/brown patina with a few nicks & dings on bbl; hammer screw is battered; left lower side of the muzzle is very heavily worn from being in & out of holster; grip has chipped toes with somewhat battered bottom edges and retains 25-30% orig varnish. Hammer is not solid in safety or half cock notches and will not engage at full cock, otherwise mechanics are fine; strong bore with light to moderate pitting. 4-44710 JR217 (3,500-5,000)

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1114

COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 154462. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Blue & color case hardened with 4-3/4″ bbl, full front sight and 2-line address with left side roll marked “COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER”. Bottom of bbl is stamped with a tiny “44” under base pin. Left side of frame has 2-line 3-patent dates and rampant Colt in a circle. Mounted with rampant Colt hard rubber grips that have last four digits of matching serial number inside each grip. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter identifying this revolver in cal. 44-40 with 4-3/4″ bbl and blue finish with type of stocks not listed shipped to Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co., Chicago, IL on Jan. 20, 1894 in a shipment of ten same time revolvers. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine, all matching including grips, except cyl which is unnumbered. Bbl retains about 75% glossy orig blue with holster wear on left side; ejector housing retains 60-70% orig blue with holster wear on outer radius; frame retains strong case colors in sheltered areas with balance fading to silver; hammer retains strong case colors on sides; grip frame is mostly a gray patina with blue in the most sheltered areas; cyl retains a blue/brown patina on outer diameter with blue in the flutes; grips are sound showing moderate wear. Hammer is not solid in safety or half cock notches, otherwise mechanics are fine; strong bright bore with scattered fine pitting. 4-44704 JR211 (3,500-5,000)

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1115

COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER WITH NEBRASKA HISTORY. SN 150630. Cal. 45 Colt. Blue & color case hardened with 4-3/4″ bbl, full front sight and 2-line address with caliber marking on left side. There is a tiny “45” on bottom of bbl underneath base pin. Left side of frame has 2-line 3-patent dates and rampant Colt in a circle. Mounted with rampant Colt hard rubber grips with last four digits of matching SN scratched inside each grip. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter identifying this revolver, as found, in caliber 45 with 4-3/4″ bbl, blue finish, type of stocks not listed and shipped to Lee, Clarke, Anderson Hardware Co., Omaha, Nebraska on March 22, 1893 in a 5-gun shipment. In 1893 the Omaha area and surrounding states were still the wild west with outlaws & hostile Indians, ranchers, cowboys, lawmen and outlaws. Undoubtedly this revolver would have been carried on the American frontier. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine, all matching except cyl which is properly unnumbered. Bbl retains 88-90% strong orig blue with holster wear on left side of muzzle, front sight and lightly thinned left side; ejector housing retains 40-50% orig blue, holster worn to a gray patina on outer radius with flaking in the gullets; cyl is a blue/gray patina on the outer diameter with plum blue in the flutes; frame & hammer retain 65-70% case colors, strong in sheltered areas, turned silver elsewhere; trigger guard & backstrap retain stronger blue in sheltered areas with front & backstraps a blue/gray patina; grips are sound showing moderate diamond point wear. Hammer is not solid in safety or half cock notches, otherwise mechanics are fine; bright shiny bore with a couple of small spots of pitting. 4-44706 JR220 (2,000-3,500)

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1116

*NIMSCHKE STYLE ENGRAVED COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 188022. Cal.41 Colt. Nickel finish with 4-3/4″ bbl, full front sight and 2-line address with cal marking on left side. Left side of frame has 2-line 3 patent dates and Rampant Colt in circle. Mounted with modern replacement 2-pc ivory grips with Colt silver medallions and lightly carved foliate arabesque patterns on heels. Revolver is engraved in L.D. Nimschke style patterns with about “B” coverage having foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background on sides with a wonderful fan and foliate pattern on recoil shield and loading gate. Top strap is engraved in snake and dash patterns with foliate arabesque patterns extending over sides of bbl. Ejector housing has snake and dash pattern in top gullet with wonderful foliate arabesque and diamond pattern on outer radius. Top of backstrap is engraved with a fan pattern like Mr. Nimschke’s typical style with geometric patterns down backstrap. Trigger bow is engraved with very fine detailed Hunter’s star. Cyl is engraved with foliate arabesque patterns on lands between the flutes with feather and straight line border on rear edge. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine, overall retains about all of its modern, custom, bright nickel finish, probably unfired since engraving; grips are sound with an artificially aged patina; hammer is not solid in safety notch, otherwise mechanics are fine; strong bore with moderate to heavy pitting. 4-44718 JR273 (4,000-6,000)

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1117

*COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER WITH LONG FLUTE CYLINDER. SN 330540. Cal. 45 Colt. Blue and color case hardened with 7-1/2″ bbl, full front sight and 1-line block letter address with cal marking on left side. Left side of frame has 2-line 3-patent dates and Rampant Colt. Mounted with fine, smooth 2-pc pearl grips with silver Colt medallions. Cyl is long flute style which were only manufactured in the serial range 330001 through 331379, using left over Model 1878 DA cylinders. Colt, being the frugal company they were, rarely, if ever, discarded anything that might ultimately be useful. Production of the Model 1878 ceased in about 1905 with these cylinders left over. Colt recycled them by simply cutting stop notches and approaches on the outside diameter and installed them in Single Action Revolvers in 6 different calibers. Accompanied by a copy of a letter dated January 19, 1966 from famous collector and author Robert Q. Sutherland to author and historian R.L. Wilson asking Mr. Wilson to obtain a factory letter on this revolver. Accompanied by a Colt Factory letter identifying this revolver, as found, in caliber 45 with 7-1/2″ bbl, blue finish, type of stock not listed and shipped to Van Camp Hdwe. & Iron Co Indianapolis, Indiana on December 31, 1913 in a 1-gun shipment. An additional factory letter to Mr. Sutherland dated the following day advises him that the sender had neglected to report that this revolver was shipped with long flute cylinder. Also accompanied by a 2-pg Robert Q. Sutherland “arms collection” form, item 131, which identifies and classifies this revolver. Additionally accompanied by a business card from renowned collector/dealer Arnold Marcus Chernoff with a note on the back “sold to Tom Haas an original 7-1/2″ barrel long fluted Colt S.A., #330540 for $365.00 letter of authenticity to follow” with Mr. Chernoff’s initials “A.C.” Mr. Sutherland’s collection note states that there were 1,379 long flute revolvers manufactured by Colt. Mr. Sutherland mistakenly listed this revolver as being manufactured in 1915 when in fact it was shipped in 1913. He also shows that he purchased this revolver from Tom Haas in January 1968 for $400. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching except cyl and grips which are unnumbered. Bbl retains 95-95% glossy orig factory blue with very light muzzle edge wear and light “feathers” on each side of front sight; ejector housing and ejector rod head retain about 99% orig blue; frame retains 30-40% faded case colors, stronger in sheltered areas; hammer retains 75-80% strong case colors turned silver in top edge; trigger guard and backstrap retain strong blue in sheltered areas, being a blue gray patina on the front and back straps; cyl retains 88-90% orig blue, thinning on outer diameter, strong and bright in flutes; grips are sound, retaining great color and fire; hammer is not solid in half-cock notch, otherwise mechanics are fine; bright shiny bore. 4-44722 JR262 (4,000-7,000)

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1118

*FIRST GENERATION COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 351238. Cal. 45 Colt. Blue & color case hardened with 5-1/2″ 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 replacement smooth walnut grips. SN was observed on bottom of frame and right side of front & backstraps with last two digits of matching SN on rear face of cyl. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter identifying this revolver in caliber 45 Colt with 5-1/2″ bbl, blue finish and rubber grips shipped to Murta, Appleton & Co., Philadelphia, PA on Nov. 16, 1927 in a 2-gun shipment. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching except grips which are unnumbered. Overall retains about 99% orig factory finish with strong blue & brilliant case colors, lightly faded on left recoil shield & top edge of hammer; there is slight muzzle edge wear on left side and tip of ejector housing; cyl has a light drag line with a couple of other light scratches. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, has been fired but very little. 4-44724 JR263 (4,000-7,000)

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1119

*CUSTOM ENGRAVED AND GOLD INLAID COLT SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER. SN 312463. Cal. 357 Mag. Nickel finish with 7-1/2″ custom bbl with thick Partridge type front sight and cal marking on left side. Top strap sight groove has been widened to accommodate the custom front sight. Left side of frame has 2-line patent date and Rampant Colt in circle. Mounted with smooth 2-pc ivory grips. Frame has been altered by having the firing pin hole plugged with a frame mounted, spring loaded firing pin and the hammer face altered to accommodate this modification. Revolver is nicely custom engraved with about 75% coverage of foliate arabesque patterns with stippled background and a raised gold longhorn steer head on each side of frame. Each side of bbl boss and ejector boss are engraved in flower blossoms with foliate arabesque patterns on top strap and top of bbl. Top gullet of ejector housing is engraved in feather patterns. Back strap has full coverage foliate arabesque patterns. Cyl is nicely engraved with foliate arabesque patterns on the lands between the flutes and a wide band of feather patterns around the rear edge. Cyl is custom made with rebated chambers. Right front web of trigger guard has what is probably the engraver’s initials “RD”. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains virtually all of its fine custom nickel finish, probably unfired since engraving; hammer retains strong case colors; grips are sound with fine age lines and retain a mellow ivory patina; mechanics are fine; brilliant shiny bore. 4-44719 JR267 (3,000-5,000)

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1120

*CUSTOM ENGRAVED AND GOLD INLAID COLT SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER. SN 231851. Cal. 357 Mag. Nickel finish with 7-1/2″ custom bbl with thick Partridge type front sight and cal marking on left side. Top strap sight groove has been widened to accommodate the custom front sight. Left side of frame has 2-line patent dates and Rampant Colt in circle. Mounted with smooth 2-pc ivory grips. Frame has been altered by having the firing pin hole plugged with a frame mounted, spring loaded firing pin and the hammer face altered to accommodate this modification. Revolver is nicely custom engraved with about 75% coverage foliate arabesque patterns with stippled background and a raised gold longhorn steer head on each side of frame. Each side of bbl boss and ejector boss are engraved in flower blossoms with foliate arabesque patterns on top strap and top of bbl. Top gullet of ejector housing is engraved in feather patterns. Back strap has full coverage foliate arabesque patterns. Cyl is nicely engraved with foliate arabesque patterns on the lands between the flutes and a wide band of feather patterns around the rear edge. Cyl is custom made with rebated chambers. Right front web of trigger guard has what is probably the engraver’s initials “RD”. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains virtually all of its fine custom nickel finish, probably unfired since engraving; hammer retains strong case colors; grips are sound with fine age lines and retain a mellow ivory patina; right grip has a plugged hole; mechanics are fine; brilliant shiny bore. 4-44720 JR266 (3,000-5,000)

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1121

*FIRST GENERATION COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 353340. Cal. 38 WCF (38-40). Nickel finish with 5-1/2″ bbl, slightly altered front sight and 1-line block letter address with model & cal marking on left side. Left side of frame has 2-line 3-patent dates and Rampant Colt. Mounted with deluxe fleur de lis carved and checkered silver medallion walnut grips. SN was observed on the bottom of frame and right side of the front and back straps under the grip. Last 2 digits of matching number on rear face of cyl. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine; overall retains about all of an extremely fine restored nickel finish, probably unfired since restoration; right grip has a repaired compression fracture, otherwise grips are fine, showing light to moderate wear; hammer is not solid in safety or half-cock notches, otherwise mechanics are fine; bright shiny bore. 4-44730 JR276 (2,000-3,000)

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1121A

*CASED CONSECUTIVELY NUMBERED PAIR OF ENGRAVED 3RD GENERATION COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVERS. SN 93118SA & 93119SA. Cal. 45 Colt. Both revolvers are identical, blue & color case hardened with 7-1/2″ bbls, standard sights & markings. They are factory Class “C” engraved with 70-75% coverage well-executed foliate arabesque patterns. Cyls have the additional flourish of a band of foliate arabesque patterns around rear edges along with engraving on the lands between the flutes. SNs are on the bottom of the frames and on left sides of the front & backstraps under the grips. Left sides of front strap are stamped “COLT ENG.” Accompanied by a Colt factory letter identifying SN 93118SA in caliber 45 Colt with 7-1/2″ bbl, blued finish, type of stocks not listed, Class “C” factory engraved and shipped to Pacific International Merchandising Corp., Sacramento, CA on April 25, 1978 to Order #10723 in an 8-gun shipment. Under remarks the letter states that this revolver was returned to the factory and reshipped to Howco Distributors Inc., Laurel, MD on Feb. 25, 1982. Also accompanied by a fine Colt Custom Shop, red velvet lined casing recessed in bottom for the two revolvers. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Both revolvers are new, unfired & unturned. Case is equally new. 4-44701 JR337 (4,000-6,000)

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1121B

*FINE ENGRAVED & GOLD INLAID 3RD GENERATION COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY SHERIFF’S MODEL REVOLVER. SN SA63629. Cal. 44-40 & 44 Spcl. Blue & color case hardened with 3″ bbl, full front sight and 2-line address with “COLT SHERIFFS MODEL” on left side and “COLT S.A.A. 44 CAL.” on right side. Revolver is mounted with smooth 2-pc ivory grips with gold Colt medallions. Revolver is Class B engraved with about 50-60% coverage foliate arabesque patterns on the frame which extend over the top of the bbl, backstrap, buttstrap & trigger guard. Both cyls are engraved to match on the lands between the flutes. Left recoil shield is inlaid in flat gold with the stylized “COLT” logo. Bbl has two gold bands at the frame. Top of backstrap is engraved in a fine fan pattern with cross hatched center. Left side of buttstrap under the grip is engraved “SPRINGS”, the signature of Colt master engraver George Springs. SN is on the bottom of the frame and left side of front & back straps under the grip. Accompanied by a dark maroon 1-pc cardboard box with identifying information on the end flap. Also accompanied by a Colt factory letter which identifies this revolver, as found, with smooth ivory grips & gold rampant Colt medallions, class B master engraved by George Springs with gold bands on the bbl & “flush serpentine Colt on the recoil shield”. It was issued with a glass top walnut presentation case which is now missing. It was sold to recognized Colt authority & dealer, Kevin Cherry of Greensboro, NC, at the 1987 Los Vegas Antique Arms Show and was shipped March 11, 1987. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: New, unfired & unturned. Box is fine. 4-44740 JR334 (4,000-7,000)

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1121C

*ENGRAVED 3RD GENERATION COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN SA23273. Cal. 44 Spcl. Nickel finish with 5-1/2″ bbl and mounted with smooth, silver medallion rosewood grips matching numbered to this revolver. SN is on bottom of frame and left side of front & backstraps under the grip. Left side of butt strap is also stamped “COLT ENG”. Engraving is Class “C” which consists of about 65-70% coverage foliate arabesque patterns that are nicely executed, probably by one of the master engravers. Accompanied by its orig Styrofoam lined, maroon 1-pc cardboard box with owner’s manual and other papers. Box has orig yellow custom shop label matching numbered to this revolver. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: New, unfired & unturned. Box is fine. 4-44739 JR336 (2,500-4,000)

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1121D

*FACTORY ENGRAVED 3RD GENERATION COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN SA65176. Cal. 44 Spcl. Nickel finish with 7-1/2″ bbl and mounted with smooth, silver medallion rosewood grips matching numbered to this revolver. SN is on bottom of frame and left side of front & backstraps under the grip. Left side of front strap is also stamped “COLT ENG”. Engraving is Class “C” which consists of about 65-70% coverage foliate arabesque patterns that are nicely executed, probably by one of the master engravers. Accompanied by its orig Styrofoam lined, maroon 1-pc cardboard box with owner’s manual, warranty card and other papers. Box has orig yellow custom shop label matching numbered to this revolver. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: New, unfired & unturned. Box is fine. 4-44738 JR335 (2,500-4,000)

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1122

*RARE EARLY 2ND GENERATION COLT SHERIFF’S MODEL SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 0256SM. Cal. 45 Colt. Blue & color case hardened with 3″ bbl, full thick front sight and 2-line address with model & caliber marking on left side. Left side of frame has 2-line 3-patent dates and rampant Colt. Mounted with smooth 2-pc walnut grips with matching SN inside each grip. Accompanied by its orig 2-pc wood grain box, matching serial numbered on bottom to this revolver. End label is gold with black lettering and the box contains an instruction pamphlet with a twisted wire handle bristle brush. SN was observed on bottom of frame and left side of front & backstraps with last three digits of the matching number around cyl bushing hole on front face of cylinder. This revolver is consecutive numbered to SN 0257SM being sold elsewhere in this auction. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine, all matching, new & unfired. Box shows light corner wear with a few nicks & dings and is completely solid; grips are crisp. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-44893 JR286 (1,500-2,000)

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*RARE EARLY 2ND GENERATION COLT SHERIFF’S MODEL SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 0257SM. Cal. 45 Colt. Blue & color case hardened with 3″ bbl, full thick front sight and 2-line address with model & caliber marking on left side. Left side of frame has 2-line 3-patent dates and rampant Colt. Mounted with smooth 2-pc walnut grips with matching SN inside each grip. Accompanied by its orig 2-pc wood grain box, matching serial numbered on bottom to this revolver. End label is gold with black lettering and the box contains an instruction pamphlet and a warranty card. SN was observed on bottom of frame and left side of front & backstraps with last three digits of the matching number around cyl bushing hole on front face of cylinder. This revolver is consecutive numbered to SN 0256SM being sold elsewhere in this auction. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine, all matching, new & unfired. Box shows light corner wear with a few nicks & dings and is completely solid; grips are crisp. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-44892 JR287 (1,500-2,000)

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1123A

*CASED COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER SAM COLT SESQUICENTENNIAL. SN 1096SC. Cal. 45 Colt. Blue & nickel finish with 7-1/2″ bbl, full thick front sight and 1-line block letter address. Left side of bbl is marked “1814 – COL. SAML COLT SESQUICENTENNIAL MODEL – 1964” and the right side has the model & caliber marking. Left side of frame has 2-line 3-patent dates and rampant Colt. Cyl, trigger guard & backstrap are nickel finish. Cyl is unfluted and rolled marked with the rampant Colt, the Colt dome and a Paterson revolver, surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns. Parallel with the cyl axis is the marking “COL. SAML COLT / 1814-1964”. Mounted with 2-pc, silver medallion, smooth rosewood grips that are matching numbered to this revolver. SN is on bottom of frame & left side of the front & back straps under the grip. Accompanied by its orig dome-top walnut casing that has a silver plaque on the lid inscribed “TO LINDY / FROM THE UDYLITE GANG / DECEMBER 1, 1968 / ONE OF 5000 / COLONEL SAML COLT / SESQUICENTENNIAL MODELS / 1814-1964”. Case has a mortised lock in the front and is burgundy velvet lined with the book The Arms Collection of Colonel Colt, Wilson, in a recess in the lid. Bottom is recessed for the revolver & a silver Samuel Colt medal. It also has a walnut cartridge block containing 12 nickel plated dummy cartridges. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: New & unfired retaining all of its orig royal blue and bright nickel. Case is fine with some heat crazing on the lid. 4-44737 JR338 (1,500-2,500)

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1123B

RARE 3-PANEL LIGHTED DISPLAY OF THE EVOLUTION & CHANGES IN COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVERS. Display is built of cherry wood with burlap-type cloth backing. It consists of three panels, two of which are 20″ wide with the center panel 24″ wide and all are about 36″ tall. The board displays all facets of production of all the major pieces & parts and their various changes over the years used in the production of Colt Single Action Army Revolvers from 1873-1940. Each item on the display is numbered with a corresponding numbered caption card which explains what the part is and its sequence in production. The display has a separate detachable 2-pc top in blue & white with the “COLT” logo on one end and the rampant Colt on the other end. This top is titled “A CLOSER LOOK AT THE COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY”. The top center of the middle panel is sub-titled “SUBTLE CHANGES IN THE COLT SINGLE ACTION 1873-1940”. Below this header are two typewritten sheets explaining the display. Each end is lighted with a small fluorescent tube. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Display retains most of its orig finish with bright clean parts; the walnut 1-pc grip is orig but somewhat battered and the two hard rubber grips are oxidized. 4-45632 (3,000-5,000)

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1124

OAK DISPLAY CASE FOR COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY. SN NSN. 14″ x 6-1/2″ Quartered oak case with circular brass medallion in lid, is lined with scarlet cloth, and has Colt 14 Pall Mall London label inside lid. Partitions are configured for 7-1/2″ barrel SAA, with space for 30 cartridges in oak block. Case contains brass cleaning rod. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Exterior retains most of its orig varnish, with some extra finish rubbed in, with numerous minor marks and scratches. Interior is fine, cloth with some slight soiling and marks from contact with gun, as well as some very slight insect damage of cloth in lid. Partitions are good. Label is fine, with some soiling, slightly foxed. 4-44867 MGM129 (500-1,000)

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*COLT MODEL 1877 LIGHTNING DA REVOLVER. SN 140831. Cal. 38 Colt. Blue and color case hardened with 4-1/2″ bbl, full half-moon front sight and 2-line address, marked “COLT D.A. 38” on left side. Left side of frame has 3-line patent dates and Rampant Colt in circle. Mounted with Rampant Colt hard rubber grips that have the last 3 digits of matching SN in pencil inside each grip. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine; bbl, cyl and grip frame retain about all of their crisp factory blue with brilliant case colors on the frame; hammer and trigger retain about all of their bright fire blue with bright polished sides on hammer; screws are crisp and retain about all of their bright fire blue; cyl retains 96-97% strong orig blue; grips are crisp with no discernible flaws; mechanics are crisp; brilliant shiny bore, may be unfired. 4-44735 JR282 (2,500-3,500)

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1126

RARE COLT MODEL 1877 SHERIFF’S MODEL DA LIGHTNING REVOLVER. SN 48816. Cal. 38 Colt. Nickel finish with 3-1/2″ bbl, full front sight and 2-line address with crisp etched panel “COLT D.A. 38” on left side. Left side of frame has 3-line patent dates and the left rear web of trigger guard has the caliber marking. Mounted with 2-pc rampant Colt hard rubber grips matching numbered to this revolver. SN was observed in usual places on frame, trigger guard, buttstrap & inide grips. Last three digits of matching SN are on rear face of cyl. All screws, trigger and edges of hammer are beautifully fire blued. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine, all matching including cyl & grips, probably unfired. Overall retains about all of its orig factory finish with strong bright nickel, lightly freckled on frame; screws & trigger retain virtually all of their bright fire blue with the hammer retaining about all of its brilliant fire blue on edges, polished bright on sides; cyl has some minor flaking around rear edge with some minor freckling in one area; grips are sound showing moderate high point wear and very light diamond point wear. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-44732 JR284 (3,000-5,000)

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1127

*COLT MODEL 1902 ALASKAN/PHILIPPINE DA REVOLVER. SN 48189. Cal. 45 Colt. Blue finish with 6″ bbl, full front sight and 1-line block letter address with cal marking on left side. Trigger guard, left rear side of frame and rear face of cyl have the “RAC” (Rinaldo A. Carr) sub-inspector initials and the right side has a large “US” near the front with the date “1902” on the bottom right rear and the inspector initials “J.T.T.” (John T. Thompson). Mounted with reproduction Rampant Colt hard rubber grips and has a lanyard swivel in butt. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very good; overall retains about all of an old re-blue with light muzzle edge wear, wear on the end of ejector housing and some spots of rust on the ejector housing and right front of frame; hammer will not hold in safety notch, otherwise mechanics are fine; strong bright bore with scattered pitting. 4-44733 JR281 (1,000-1,500)

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1128

*COLT POLICE POSITIVE DA REVOLVER. SN 9590. Cal. 22. Blue finish with 6″ tapered rnd bbl, rectangular base target front sight with silver bead, 2-line address with model & caliber marking on left side. Frame is flat top style with adjustable rear sight and is mounted with 2-pc “COLT” embossed hard rubber grips. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Overall retains 93-95% strong orig charcoal blue with muzzle edge wear and some fine pitting on left side of muzzle with just sharp edge wear elsewhere; grips are sound showing light diamond point wear. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-44734 JR285 (500-1,000)

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1129

*COLT MODEL 1903 NEW ARMY & NAVY REVOLVER. SN 203744. Cal. 38 Colt. Blue finish with 6″ bbl, slightly altered half moon front sight and 2-line address with “COLT D.A. 38” on left side. Left rear edge of frame has the “RAC” (Rinaldo A. Carr) sub-inspector initials with faint “J.T.T.” (John T. Thompson) inspector initials and the faint date “1903” also on left side. It is mounted with smooth 2-pc walnut grips. Buttstrap is marked “U.S. / ARMY / MODEL 1903” with the SN. Buttstrap also has a lanyard swivel. Right rear web of trigger guard is stamped with a small 6-pointed star which indicates factory restoration which has nearly obliterated the model designation and some of the inspector initials on the left side of the frame. It is also apparent that the grips were changed during the restoration. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: About fine. Bbl retains 88-90% glossy factory blue with holster wear on both sides from the muzzle; frame retains strong factory blue with a blue/gray backstrap; grips are sound showing moderate wear. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-44736 JR288 (500-1,000)

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1130

*COLT NEW SERVICE DA REVOLVER. SN 135426. Cal. 45 cal. Blue finish with 5-1/2″ bbl, full front sight and 2-line company name, address and patent numbers with model & cal marking on left side. Mounted with “COLT” embossed hard rubber grips and has a lanyard swivel in buttstrap. Accompanied by a Folsom Audley locking holster. Accompanied by a string tag which states that this was a Folsom Prison guard’s gun from the 1940’s. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Good to very good; overall retains about all of an old refinish with light holster wear on bbl; grips have a chipped right heel and show moderate heavy wear; mechanics are fine; bright shiny bore. Holster is missing the toe plug, otherwise sound, showing moderate wear. 4-44731 JR280 (500-1,000)

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1131
Revised: 9/24/2012

Please Note: Black and tan Buscadero holster and belt is not part of this lot. It is the top holster rig in the photo with the two U.S. Canteens.

LOT OF MISCELLANEOUS INDIAN WARS & COWBOY GUN LEATHER. About 27 items consisting of the following: Two “US” marked black artillery single action holsters; One “US” marked Model 1912 double action holster; One 1908 dbl action holster; Two Lanz, Owen & Co. dual purpose Colt single action/Smith & Wesson holsters, one brown & one black; Three U.S. leather belts with rectangular “US” marked brass buckles, one of which is the Model 1872 for the Palmer Infantry Brace System; Another U.S. belt on a Watervliet Arsenal marked belt with rectangular “US” brass buckle; a “US” marked cap box; a Model 1874 Dyer pouch; a “US” marked black dual purpose holster and a Thomas Turner Sheffield Bowie with 6-1/2″ dbl edged blade, stag handle & orig sheath; a brown leather military style flap holster for 7-1/2″ Single Action Army revolver; a Model 1874 Dyer pouch; an unmarked tan colored dbl loop holster for Single Action Army revolver; a George Tritch Hardware Co., Denver, CO dbl loop holster for 5-1/2″ Single Action; a fine Heiser tooled dbl loop holster for dbl action revolver; a rare brown leather slim Jim holster for 7-1/2″ single action; fine R.T. Frazier cartridge/money belt & tooled dbl loop holster for 5-1/2″ single action; a brown 1909 “US” marked dbl action holster; an orig canvas & leather prairie belt for 45-70 ctgs; a black & tan tooled Buscadero rig for 4-3/4″ single action Colt; a tooled brown leather dbl Buscadero rig by Colorado Saddlery; an orig Winchester sling with orig hooks; two takedown canvas & leather rifle cases, unmarked; one canvas & leather straight rifle case and two Indian Wars canvas covered canteens. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: All the leather is generally in very good to fine condition with some wear and crackling but overall serviceable; canvas cases have some loose stitching and show heavy wear; canteens show heavy wear. 4-44884 JR352 (3,000-6,000)

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1131B

LOT OF 16 LEATHER SHOTGUN & RIFLE CASES, SCABBARDS & TWO HOLSTERS. 1) Heiser dbl shotgun case of heavy folded plain brown leather, 33″ long x 11-1/2″ wide with soft leather interior and several straps & a carrying handle; 2) Sgl shot gun case of heavy brown leather, beautifully tooled; marked on inside flap “ALL AROUND CHAMPIONSHIP WON BY G.A.H.”; the initials are gold embossed; also contains a silk bbl sleeve; 3) Beautiful heavy brown tooled leather dbl shotgun case about 33″ long x 11″ wide x 4″ thick that folds in the middle with the inside split cowhide in a lighter color and all of the billets marked “MADE BY A.H. HARDY”; the sides are deeply tooled in foliate & floral patterns with a long horn steer on one side & a bucking bronco on other side; 4) Two covered rifle saddle scabbards with buckstitch laced edges; both marked “Wilton Lloyd-Smith / Ken Jockety / Lloyd’s Neck / Huntington LI”; one is about 45″ long and the other about 48″ long; both show saddle wear & horse sweat staining; 5) Unmarked covered saddle scabbard for a scoped bolt action rifle, about 47″ long made of plain heavy brown leather; 6) Rare antique leather soft rifle case probably for a sgl shot rifle, about 47″ long with a rapid taper bbl area with carrying handle & shoulder strap; the end closure tongue billet is broken; 7) Heiser buckstitch laced, tooled saddle scabbard for lever action rifle or carbine, 35″ long; 8) Very early Henry or Winchester 1866 rifle saddle scabbard with “J.G. HARRIS / GREELEY, COLO” cartouche made of lightly tooled belting leather with sewn bottom edge, 38″ long; 9) Three plain saddle scabbards with straps, one marked “THE SCHOELLKOPF CO.”, another is marked “BROWER BROS.” and the third is unmarked; they range from 28″ to 30″; 10) Light brown leather leg-o-mutton takdown rifle case made in Winchester style, 29″ long x about 7-1/2″ wide x 2-5/8″ thick with handle & strap; 11) Three stiff leather leg-o-mutton cases, two are plain and one beautifully tooled; they range from 31″ to 35-1/2″; 12) Two holsters – one is a flap 5-1/2″ sgl action and the other a very late black U.S. Govt’ Model holster. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: 1, 2, 3) Very fine; 4) Very good to fine; 5) Shows moderate wear; 6) Shows heavy wear & moderate staining; 7) Extremely fine; 8) Fair to good, shows heavy flexing, wear & stain; 9) All show moderate to heavy wear, soil & sweat staining; 10) Loose stitching on the cap, otherwise very fine; 11) Tooled case is very fine showing light wear & soil; one of the others is missing toe plug and the other its shoulder strap; 12) Both show soil & wear. 4-44894 JR378 (1,500-3,000)

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1132

*TRULY UNIQUE AND IMPORTANT SAVAGE M1907 FACTORY ENGRAVED SEMI-AUTO PISTOL PRESENTED TO WILLIAM F. “BUFFALO BILL” CODY. SN 33177. Cal. 32 ACP. All blue finish with 3-3/4″ bbl, fixed sights and standard markings, mounted with smooth pearl grips that have the Savage Arms Co. logo in the center. Engraved on backstrap “Col. W.F. Cody”. Frame & slide are lightly engraved with foliate arabesque patterns with matching patterns on heel of backstrap. Accompanied by a letter from noted researcher & historian, R.L. Wilson, wherein he states that this pistol is pictured in color in his book The Peacemakers on p. 308. He also states that the majority of known Buffalo Bill guns are in museums, unavailable to collectors. Also included is a copy of a 1979 letter from Savage historian, Roe S. Clark, which states that the records show that this pistol was marked “SPEC GRADE”. It was accepted from the factory June 12, 1911 and shipped Aug. 22, 1911 to Col. W.F. Cody. Also included with that letter is a copy of the Savage record book for this pistol. Additionally included is a handwritten, signed & witnessed Bill of Sale dated 4/29/79 for this pistol, identified by SN, from someone named Greg Gurtis to Gene Schulze for the sum of $150.00. Also accompanying is a copy of a letter on Simpson Ltd. letterhead over the signature of Robert Simpson offering to loan this pistol to the Buffalo Bill Museum, Cody, WY, for a period of two years which apparently took place at some later date as there is also a letter from Paul Fees, Curator of the Buffalo Bill Museum, thanking Mr. Simpson for the loan. In Mr. Simpson’s letter he references the book 10 Quick Shots, Stern, which identifies this pistol by SN and relates details of the presentation. Also included is a copy of the July 1979 magazine Arms Gazette where on p. 25 this pistol is advertised for sale by Andy’s Pawn Shop of Ft. Smith, Arkansas. The above referenced receipt is apparently selling this pistol to Andy’s Pawn Shop. This is one of the most historically significant Savage pistols known with its presentation to Buffalo Bill Cody who later wrote a resounding endorsement of the Savage pistol which was probably the intent of the presentation all along. It is extremely rare that such a presentation can actually be documented from existing factory records. Buffalo Bill Cody was the first real true showman in the United States and was a brilliant entrepreneur and marketing genius. In addition his true wild west exploits from the time he was a mere teenager lends great mystique to anything associated with him. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains 90-92% glossy orig blue with light muzzle edge wear and some fine pitting on bbl with another small area of pin prick pitting on front sides of frame. Grips are crisp with great fire. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-44745 LM357 (50,000-100,000)

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1133

*RARE FACTORY GOLD ENGRAVED MODEL 1907 AUTOMATIC SAVAGE PISTOL SN 1. SN 1. Cal. 32. This gun is one of the more elaborate engravings, attributed to Enoch Tue. It features a full gilded finish with solid silver grips that are checkered and has Savage motif on both sides. Magazine is also gold washed. Cataloger owned this gun which was later acquired by Wes Adams. At that time, there were numerous documents for this gun, which are now unavailable. It was purchased directly from decedents of Art Savage. Accompanying this gun is original box with instructions. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Box is missing a few corners and pieces, but still in good condition. Overall condition of gun is very fine with 98% orig gold gilding remaining. 4-44744 LM54 (12,500-17,500)

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1134

*SPECIAL SAVAGE 1907 FACTORY ENGRAVED AUTOMATIC PISTOL. SN 226557. Cal. 32 ACP. This gun features class C, referred to as Special, engraving attributed to William Gough. Engraving consists of flowing acanthus scroll work covering approx. 75-80% of pistol with initials “BAD” monogrammed on backstrap. Fitted with Mother of Pearl grips with Savage Indian logo fitted with external hammer. Gun pictured in Savage Automatic Pistols by Bailey Bower. All orig and unique little gun. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Overall gun is near excellent with 95% orig blue with some very minor flaking front of bbl. Mechanics are excellent. 4-44743 LM55 (3,000-5,000)

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1135

*RARE SAVAGE SINGLE SHOT BOLT ACTION PISTOL. Cal. 22. The bbl and bolt action mechanism is of a Savage 1905; frame, trigger and grip assembly is of a 1907 Savage automatic pistol. Featuring an 8″ rapid taper bbl with raised front sight, Mother of Pearl grip with Indian logo as 1907 pistols had on them. No legend on gun. These were originally thought to have been made up by employees but recently it has come to light that they were probably prototypes made up with the idea of going into production with them – very much like one of the Winchester pistols only done by Savage. I feel this gun is 100% orig. Frame and back half of bbl has Excelsior matted finish of which Enoch Tue is famous for, as well as his style engraving on clip. Very interesting, elegantly done little gun. This gun is personally known by cataloger for 35 to 40 years. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: In fine condition, retaining 95% lightly thinning orig blue. 4-44746 LM56 (3,000-5,000)

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1135A
Revised: 10/4/2012

Correction : The correct catalog lot number for this item is 1135A.

MASSIVE PENTAGON BRAND FIRE PROOF SAFE. The Pentagon “General” is the largest gun safe in the USA. The US Secret Service, US Homeland Security and US Inspector General trust their firearm storage to our General. The Overall body thickness is 1 1/2″ with 10 Gauge steel. The Overall door thickness is 4″ with a 1/2″ Comp front. An additional 1/2″ thick steel hardplate protects the “vital cut areas” in the door where the lock, relockers and main locking bar are located. Features 2300 Degree ceramic insulation and 2″ Z-Step door gaskets. 70+ long gun interior with top shelf. Dual dial/digital locking system. SIZE: 72″ x 60″ x 26″. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Generally very good. 4-44897 JWD21 (1,000-2,000)

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1135b
Revised: 10/4/2012

Correction : The correct catalog lot number for this item is 1135B.

PENTAGON DOUBLE DOOR FIREPROOF GUN SAFE. The Pentagon “General” is the largest gun safe in the USA. The US Secret Service, US Homeland Security and US Inspector General trust their firearm storage to our General. The Overall body thickness is 1 1/2″ with 10 Gauge steel. The Overall door thickness is 4″ with a 1/2″ Comp front. An additional 1/2″ thick steel hardplate protects the “vital cut areas” in the door where the lock, relockers and main locking bar are located. Feature double door option, 2300 Degree ceramic insulation and 2″ Z-Step door gasket. 60 gun interior with single top shelf. Dual digital/dial locking system. SIZE: 72″ x 60″ x 26″. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Generally very good. 4-44896 JWD20 (1,000-2,000)

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1136

*VERY RARE AND IMPORTANT FACTORY ENGRAVED SAVAGE MODEL 1895 RIFLE OF W.S. STRATTON. SN 4421. Cal. 303 Savage. Typical 26″ full oct bbl, featuring Lyman front sight, flip up rear bbl sight. Case hardened receiver features engraving of big horn sheep on left side and lovely scroll engraving on right side. One of the early 1895s, made by Marlin whose engraving would have been accomplished by Conrad Ulrich. Special order English walnut stocks is ordered “Ex Long” and has early style checkering on both wrist and forearm, with engraved rifle style buttplate. Gun was specially made for Winfield S. Stratton and bears the initials “W.S.S.” engraved on the inside of the action rail. Stratton, who was nicknamed the “Midas of the Rockies.” was for 19 years a failed prospector, but in 1891, his luck changed and he became legend. As owner of the Independence and Little Portland Mines, he was in control of the greatest gold producers in the history of Cripple Creek, CO. Together, the two mines produced over $88 million of ore! Stratton’s largesse and contributions to his community were also legendary until his death in 1902.Only nine engraved 1895s were produced.Accompanied by a binder of information on Stratton, a George Madis letter describing the gun, and factory letters from Clark and Callahan. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Overall very good. Bbl retains 50% orig blue, most turning an even plum brown patina with light scattered pitting, receiver is silvering and retains traces of orig case color. Stock is generally very good condition with no splits or cracks. Retains 75% orig varnish with usual mars and dings. 4-44763 LM34 (7,500-10,500)

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1137

*FACTORY ENGRAVED EXHIBITION MODEL 1895 RIFLE. SN 6736. Cal. 303. One of the best engraved 95s known to exist. Beautifully checkered with correct one of a kind cheekpiece with high gloss lacquer finish, complete with engr. and case colored rifle style buttplate. Orig 26″ tapered full oct bbl, Beechis front sight, Savage buckhorn rear sight, folding Lyman rear sight. Case Colored receiver features motif with deer and running dog on left side, scroll engraved on right side. This appears to be work of Herman Ulrich, who was a factory engraver for Marlin, who produced the early 1895s. Made explicitly for 1898 New York exhibition. No doubt represents one of the finest Savage had to represent at that time. This cataloger has known gun for 45 years. Gun alleged to have been presented to Calvin Coolidge, President of United States at that time. Factory letter of authenticity on gun. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Overall gun in excellent condition with 95% bright bbl blue, 25-30% bright case colors on receiver, wood is in excellent plus condition. Left side of bbl at chamber has 8 or so “tally marks” punched in which adds to the intrigue. 4-44760 LM40 (8,000-14,000)

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1138

*FACTORY ENGRAVED MODEL 95 PRESENTATION SAVAGE RIFLE. SN 7630. Cal. 303. Features a unusually rare 26″ oct bbl. Orig sights include correct front sight, Marlin style Savage rear sight. Also features orig early walnut stocks, elaborately checked with rifle style buttplate. Receiver features typical early 95 Savage engraving with motif with deer on one side and usual scroll engraving on other, as well as bbl at breech having 2″ engraving. Gun also features unique presentation inscription on top of breech bolt “Harry – Lee” who was a well known early big game hunter in Alaska and Africa. Also has early unique 95 style bolt with cartridge counter on top. Guaranteed all orig with factory style rifle buttplate, complete with factory letter of authenticity from J.T. Callahan, listing all the features of the rifle. These early Savages were made by Marlin and so marked on bottom, engraved by one of the Ulrich. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Overall fine condition featuring 90% slightly toning bbl blue, receiver mostly silver coloration, clean sharp with 10% traces of case colors. Circassian style stock retains most orig high gloss finish, no splits or cracks, usual nicks and ding. Mechanics are fine, bore dark, could benefit from a good cleaning. Very rare gun, less than 12 engraved 95 are known to exist. 4-44766 LD1 (3,000-4,000)

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1139

*RARE SAVAGE MODEL 1895 SPECIAL ORDER CASE COLORED RIFLE. SN 7086. Cal. 303 Savage. Gun features a 26″ rapid tapered full oct bbl, having correct Lyman front sight, 2-leaf flip up rear sight, correct Lyman folding tang sight. Gun is probably the best known specimen that has surfaced at this time. Complete with orig shot gun style buttplate. This is one of the early 95 manufactured by Marlin Manufacturing company featuring round oval on top of bolt, featuring early style cartridge counter. Also shows Marlin stamping under bbl, “M”, indicating gun was made by Marlin. Excellent with pair of sling swivels being added. Very scarce little gun with less than 6000 manufactured. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very good overall, featuring 90% plus bright vivid case colors on receiver, as well as showing considerable amount orig lacquer. Bbl retains approx 98% bright vivid blue. Orig stocks nearly all orig varnish intact. . 4-44772 LM16 (4,000-6,000)

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1140
Revised: 9/29/2012

Additional Information: The bolt is a factory replacement. There is a small 1-1/2” crack parallel to the tang. The peep site is not a factory installation.

*VERY FINE DELUXE MODEL 1895 SAVAGE. SN 5762. Cal. 303. Orig 26″ half oct bbl, orig sights include King front sight, Lyman 2-leaf rear bbl sight, very scarce orig model 95 tang sight. Orig Circassian style walnut stocks in very fine condition with correct early model 95 checkering, shows very little wear. Overall gun show very little wear, 95% orig bright bbl blue and 90% receiver blue. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Overall good. 4-44776 LM33 (1,500-2,100)

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1141

*FACTORY “C” ENGRAVED 1899 SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE RIFLE. SN 16527. Cal. 303 Savage. Featuring a very unique special order 28″ full oct rapid taper bbl. Sights include period blade front sight, orig Savage buckhorn rear sight, as well as folding Lyman tang sight. Fitted with beautiful circassian style stock featuring the C grade pattern engraving, also referred as crescent engraving. C grade checkered stocks with rifle style buttplate. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Overall gun is good plus condition, featuring 90% orig blue, toning slightly on bottom, as well as case colors on lever. Wood is in fine condition with most orig high gloss lacquer finish. Sharp checkering on rifle style buttplate. Few light handling marks, no splits or cracks. Very fine scarce little gun with early 1600 SN range, complete with factory letter of authenticity. 4-44782 LM4 (4,000-6,000)

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1142

*FACTORY “D” ENGRAVED SAVAGE MODEL 1899 RIFLE. SN 33302. Cal. 303. Following described rifle probably represents one of the finest factory engraved rifles ever made. Receiver is engr. in D grade patterns, referred to as the rival grade, with full matted background, on the bottom of receiver there is a well executed motif of male moose, oval on left hand side features American Bison with tiger in oval on opposite side. Entire receiver is engraved and matted as well as trigger guard and lever. Buttplate is also matted. Gun has a 26″ half oct bbl, all orig sights including tang sight. Very fancy Circassian walnut stock is deeply carved in relief grape vine scroll work on both forearms, side panels and pistol grip area, very much like the Monarch style carving featured on Savage’s most elaborately done guns. Accompanied by factory letter. Guaranteed all orig, excellent inside and out. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Circassian style walnut stocks are excellent plus with most orig varnish, beautifully carved with rifle style buttplate. Overall metal is excellent plus with 99% glossy blue. Excellent. 4-44812 LM39 (20,000-30,000)

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1143

*SPECTACULAR ONE OF A KIND FACTORY ENGRAVED SAVAGE MODEL 1899 RIFLE. SN 70152. Cal. 303. Very rare correct 23″ half oct bbl fitted with no rear sight slot and factory Lyman receiver sight. Gun features engraving similar to Premier or F grade style with a running bull elk surrounded by scrolls on one side and a big horn sheep in a mountain scene on other side. Bottom of receiver is Excelsior matted with grapevine style engraving, similar to Monarch style, with bull moose vignette in center. Deluxe feathercrotch walnut stocks in high gloss lacquer finish features C grade checkering as well as Monarch style carved side panels in front of stock. Correct rifle style buttplate. Vivid case colors on lever. This firearm appears to be the creation of several different styles of engraving, checkering and carving, which is also the conclusion of Savage historian J.T. Callahan, as so started in lengthy factory letter of authenticity. Factory employees put together some of the most elaborate creations, referred to by the company as “Government Jobs”. Truly unique and one of a kind style engraving, undoubted the work of factory engraver, Enoch Tue. Accompanied by letter from family of orig owner, W.I. King. Letter states King was an engraver and wood carver for Savage. One of the finest Savages cataloger has seen. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Overall condition is fine with 95% bright orig bbl blue, as well as 95% receiver blue, thinning very slightly. Stock shows very minor use with most all glossy lacquer finish remaining. 4-44814 LM52 (27,500-37,500)

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1144

*PRESENTATION SAVAGE RIFLE TO TIMOTHY L WOODRUFF, PURPORTEDLY A GIFT FROM THEN PRESIDENT THEODORE ROOSEVELT. SN 31089. Cal. 303. 26″ full rnd bbl. This gun features D pattern engraving with buffalo on left side and tiger on the right side mounted with B grade checkered wood. Buttplate is nickel plated and shows evidence of some cleaning. Savage blade front sight, 2-leaf flip up rear sight and Lyman tang sight. This gun has been completely restored with what is believed to be a replaced stock and forearm. Factory presentation inscription on bottom of receiver, “Timothy L. Woodruff, 1902” as well as initials “TLW” on buttplate are completely legible. This gun was at one time part of the famous and historic Allen R. Mabe collection of savage firearms. In the 1950s, Mabe had what was considered the finest collection of savage rifles in private hands. It included outstanding examples of all their engraving and carving styles as well as many guns which had historical relevance, some having been owned by statesmen, businessmen, and celebrities. A special article on Savage arms listed 21 of his more significant and historic pieces. This very gun was listed as number 10 and described in the presentation as “Victor Grade”, 303 savage, 26 inch barrel, ordered by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1902 for Timothy L. Woodruff, then Lieutenant Governor of New York state. D.engraving, B. checkering, American walnut pistol grip stock, crescent case hardened butt plate high gloss finish. SN 31089 made in 1902 retail $64.50. Also accompanying this lot are 2 factory letters, written by Rowe S. Clark, in which he states this gun as having been made conforming to the description above, being accepted from the factory on December 13, 1902 and having been shipped on this date to Reuben L. Fox. Fox was secretary of the New York Republican Party. Also accompanying this lot is a photocopy of the actual Factory Log Book listing this gun with the same information. Timothy L. Woodruff was a close personal friend of Col. Theodore Roosevelt. When Roosevelt was Governor of New York, Woodruff was his Lieutenant Governor. In 1900 the Republican party selected Woodruff to be the Vice Presidential Candidate for William F. McKinley. Many at a party meeting on June 19, wished to nominate Gov. Roosevelt name instead of Timothy L. Woodruff and Woodruff stood and gave an impassioned speech indicating what he would prefer to conced to having his good friend Theodore Roosevelt serve as Vice Presidential Candidate rather than he. Roosevelt did not agree and at first was very reluctant to accept the position on the party ticket. In the end the pro-Roosevelt people won out, Roosevelt became McKinley’s Vice presidential candidate, they won the election by a landslide and shortly thereafter McKinley was of course assassinated and Roosevelt became the youngest president in the history of our Nation. Woodrfull was and continued to be Roosevelts very dear friend and although we cannot find documentation confirming Mr. Mabes assertion that this was made at Roosevelts request, it is very likely that this in fact true. Included in this lot is a copy of a letter dated October 20, 1908, from the Savage Co. to Roosevelts secretary William M. Lobe Jr., it reiterates the fact that in July 1901 Vice President Roosevelt had a 303 cal big game rifle made for himself. The letter is an offer from Savage firearms to now President Roosevelt asking him to simply return his Savage rifle and they will offer to “equip it with the latest improvements so that he might use it on his upcoming African hunting trip”. The details concerning Roosevelts eventual nomination as Vice President being supported by his long time friend Woodruff, the fact that Roosevelt himself had a gun made similar to this shortly before Woodruff’s gun was made, and the fact that this was shipped to the head of the Republican Party, Ruben L. Fox in December 1902, all help to bolster and assert that Mabes representation of the gun being a gift from Roosevelt is likely true, whether it is or not, it is an outstanding Savage rifle once owned by a Political figure that was one of the best of friends of Theordore Roosevelt and later in the 50’s was part of the most significant Savage collection in the world and later was owned by renowned antique gun dealer Leroy Merz and held in his private collection of Savage arms. After Mabe, Mr. Merz’s collection of Savages is believed to be of the finest privately held collection in the world. This collection as a unit was later sold to Wes Adams and is now being offered as part of the late Wes Adams collection. PROVENANCE: Personal property of Lt. Governor Timonthy L. Woodruff. Alan Mabe Estate Collection. LeRoy Merz Collection. Wes Adams Collection. CONDITION: Overall gun in very nice condition as restored. Metal surfaces are clean and sharp with excellent definition to engraving with some toning on receiver and bbl. High grade replacement wood in generally very good condition with sharp checkering. 4-44768 (25,000-50,000)

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1145
Revised: 9/29/2012

Additional Information: Barrel is reblued.

*FACTORY “C” ENGRAVED MODEL 1899 SAVAGE RIFLE. SN 151219. Cal. 250-3000. Gun features a 22″ tapered bbl, sights include factory windage sight, blank in rear sight, pistol grip deluxe checkered C grade wood has correct hard rubber buttplate. Engraved in C or crescent grade factory pattern featuring small game scene on each side with a presentation inscription on bottom of receiver “Thos F. Cobbs”. All orig, complete with factory letter listing specifications. This gun was supposedly part of the Alan Mabe collection in the 1950’s. Mr. Mabe’s collection of Savage arms was the most extensive collection of its type in private hands done at that time. This very gun is listed in the magazine article discussing Savage Model 99 rifles. In this article it listed 21 special firearms from the Mabe collection. This firearm was one of the ones mentioned. This gun was also later in the Leroy Merz collection. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Overall gun is in excellent plus condition retaining 97-98% light glossy orig factory blue. Orig wood is excellent plus, checkering. Most high gloss lacquer finish. Very elaborately checkered. Excellent gun inside and out. 4-44793 LM24 (15,000-20,000)

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*RARE FACTORY “F” ENGRAVED SAVAGE MODEL 1899 TAKE-DOWN RIFLE. SN 110082. Cal. 303. This gun features a very rare F grade, or Premiere grade, factory engraving, very delicately done with expertly applied game scenes of deer encased in fine scrollwork on both sides with 20″ tapered feather weight bbl. Bottom of rec has engraved monogram “6 PM”. Orig checkered C grade straight stock deluxe wood, hard rubber shot gun style butt and special order take-down style frame. Accompanied by factory letter indicating the above. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Overall gun is in absolutely stunning condition featuring virtually all glossy blue as well as nearly all high gloss lacquer finish, with only scattered light handling marks. 4-44822 LM22 (15,000-20,000)

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1147

*FACTORY “A” ENGRAVED SAVAGE MODEL 1899 FWT RIFLE. SN 79724. Cal. 25-35. 20″ feather weight bbl, orig nicely figured deluxe stocks, with hard rubber buttplate with B style checkering. Receiver engraved in A style scroll engraving with full matted Excelsior background treatment added. All orig and complete with presentation marking “A J Somerville” on bottom. Accompanied by factory letter confirming above. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Overall gun in fine condition with 95% overall blue, orig wood in very good plus condition with straight stock featuring shot gun style buttplate, crisp checkering, vivid case colors on lever. 4-44773 LM37 (10,000-15,000)

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1148

*SUPERB FACTORY “E” ENGRAVED SAVAGE MODEL 1899 RIFLE. SN 96131. Cal. 38-55. One of the finest Savage’s encountered, commonly referred to as the “Nash gun”. Full rnd bbl, 26″ in length, orig sights include Lyman hunting front sight, 2-leaf folding bbl rear sight, correct folding tang sight. Gun is beautifully engraved in factory pattern E, featuring a group of 4 or 5 deer in panel scene on one side and Grizzly bear and hunter on opposite side. Marked on bottom of receiver “Nathaniel C. Nash”. C grade Circassian style walnut with steel shotgun style buttplate, E grade engraving is one of the rarest pattern Savage offered. Probably one of the top 10 best Savage’s cataloger has encountered. Factory letter of authenticity verifying above statements. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent. Featuring virtually all glossy blue finish as well as extremely vivid case color on lever. Wood is suburb condition with minor light handling marks with no oil having been applied to checkering, retains a nearly blond, untouched, unused appearance. 4-44790 LM20 (15,000-20,000)

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1149

*FACTORY “D” ENGRAVED SAVAGE 1899 RIFLE. SN 81094. Cal. 303 26″ rnd bbl, orig sights include standard front sight, correct Lyman tang sight. Orig Circassian wood with rifle style buttplate. This gun is engraved in factory style D, or rival grade, elaborately engraved with tiger on one side and buffalo on other. Orig wood shows light finish but not sanded on underside with no splits or cracks with a minor repair at toe. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Bbl and receiver retains 80% orig blue, starting to thin on bottom of frame. Appears lever has been refinished at one time. Still very nice attractive rifle. 4-44819 LM25 (6,000-8,000)

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1150

*FABULOUS SPECIAL ENGRAVED SAVAGE MODEL 1899 FWT RIFLE W/GOLD INLAYS BY GOUGH. SN 133730. Cal. 22 High Power. Features a correct 20″ rapid taper bbl, orig sights include Savage marked rear sight as well as tang sight, orig carved and checkered Circassian walnut stock features a rare cheekpiece and a very unusual Savage marked buttplate with toe inletted 1/2″ into stock. Gun features bold acanthus scroll engraving, a style that has been identified as William Gough’s work of the period while engraving for A.H. Fox Gun Co. Gun also has a number of raised solid gold inlay game scene vignettes featuring bears w/cub on one side, with 3 running deer in an oval other side. Bottom of receiver features a tom turkey surrounded by bold acanthus scrolls and is signed “Eng by W.H.G.” below SN. Orig wood features similar deep relief carved acanthus scrolls on the sidepanels and diamond pattern forend checkering. On butt of pistol grip are carved the initials “W.V.S”. Factory letter indicates gun sent out 3-1-1913 to Dr. Fred C. Hulton, returned for service and again shipped 12-5-1930 to “Schiller”. A note also indicates “rec not blue” or shipped in the white for engraving purposes.This unique specimen was undoubtedly a special order request for work to be completed by special craftsmen outside the factory. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Overall gun in very good condition with 90% slightly thinning blue, buttstock shows minimal amount of wear with nearly all orig varnish, small hairline crack extending 1/2″ from the bottom buttplate screw.Gold inlays are slightly worn. 4-44823 LM51 (35,000-45,000)

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1151

*EXQUISITE FACTORY “D” ENGRAVED SAVAGE MODEL 1899 RIFLE. SN 42863. Cal 303 Savage. 26″ full rnd bbl, orig blade front sight, Savage rear buckhorn rear sight, folding Lyman windage adjustable tang sight. Gun features some of the most extraordinary engraving encountered on a Savage rifle. Basically done in D grade pattern featuring American Bison on one side and tiger on other side. Bottom side of receiver has beautifully executed moose in oval. Top of receiver is done in heavy deep scroll as well as A heavy scroll wedge going out 2″ from the breech. Top of bolt features a deep relief matte panel having been applied. Stock features C grade style checkering with double border, having been executed very elaborately, and hard rubber shotgun buttplate. Gun represents one of the finest Savages ever produced. This gun was supposedly part of the Alan Mabe collection in the 1950’s Mr. Mabe’s collection of Savage arms was the most extensive collection of its type in private hands done at that time. This very gun is listed in the magazine article discussing Savage Model 99 rifles. In this article it listed 21 special firearms from the Mabe collection. This firearm was one of the ones mentioned. This gun was also later in the Leroy Merz collection. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Overall gun in excellent plus condition, with nearly all orig blue remaining as well as vivid case colors on lever. Orig wood excellent plus with most high gloss lacquer remaining. 4-44816 LM18 (15,000-20,000)

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1152

*MODEL 1899 FACTORY “F” ENGRAVED SAVAGE RIFLE. SN 90720. Cal. 30-30. Featuring very beautiful F grade engraving. 26″ full rnd bbl, orig Sheard front sight, 2-leaf Lyman rear sight, folding Lyman tang sight. Features C grade style checkered stocks, with rifle style buttplate and take-down style frame. One of Savage’s higher grade of engraving featuring mountain scene with 3 deer on one side and meadow scene with 2 deer on other side. Very beautifully done with delicate scrolls overall, including back and bottom of receiver. Guaranteed orig with factory letter stating authenticity. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Overall in suburb condition with 98-99%. Bright vivid glossy blue remaining as well as vivid case colors on receiver. Orig fancy deluxe straight stock checked wood in excellent with high gloss lacquered finish. Sharp checkering. Excellent inside and out, hard to improve upon. 4-44818 LM17 (15,000-20,000)

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1154

*SAVAGE 1899 “D” FACTORY ENGRAVED FEATHER WEIGHT RIFLE. SN 95163. Cal. 303. Featuring a D grade engraved matted receiver as well B checkered stock. Orig 20″ extra rapid tapered light weight bbl, correct Savage sights, take-down style frame, beautiful Circassian walnut stock with correct hard rubber buttplate. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Overall gun in beautiful condition with 98-99% overall bright vivid blue, orig Circassian walnut stocks are excellent plus with nearly all oil finish intact, guaranteed 100% correct with factory letter of authenticity. 4-44827 LM12 (15,000-20,000)

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1155

*SAVAGE MODEL 1899 FACTORY “B” ENGRAVED RIFLE. SN 122189. Cal. 300 Savage. 24″ full rnd tapered bbl, factory engraved in pattern B grade style with full matted background as well as B grade checkered pistol grip stocks. Correct front sight as well as orig folding Lyman tang sight. Correct steel shotgun style buttplate and very attractive appearance overall. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Overall very nice condition with 97-98% orig bight blue, orig wood features excellent condition with sharp checkering and evidence of some restoration being done to orig finish. 4-44820 LM15 (3,000-5,000)

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1156

*FACTORY “A” ENGRAVED SAVAGE MODEL 1899 LEVER ACTION TAKE-DOWN RIFLE. SN 23695. Cal. 303 Savage. Orig 24″ full rnd bbl, Beechis combination front sight, Lyman flip up rear sight, folding tang sight. Gun features A grade scroll engraving with matted background, orig pistol grip deluxe wood has #2 style checkering with rifle style buttplate. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Overall gun is in generally very good condition with 75% thinning blue, wood is excellent with sharp checkering and considerable amount of varnish remaining. 4-44804 LM35 (3,000-5,000)

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1157
Revised: 9/17/2012

Additional Information: Left side of receiver has one extra screw hole above the cartridge counter.

*BEAUTIFUL FACTORY ENGRAVED MODEL 1899 SAVAGE TAKE-DOWN RIFLE. SN 114036. Cal. 25-35. 24″ full rnd bbl, Savage blade front sight, typical buckhorn rear sight. Factory Leader grade engraving. Mounted with unmarked, of the period, Malcolm scope (#2475) as well as fitted on bottom of receiver for target style palm rest. Orig pistol grip C grade checkered stocks with rifle style buttplate. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Overall in excellent condition with 98-99% glossy blue, C grade fancy wood in excellent condition with nearly all high gloss lacquer finish. Very interesting gun, the only one cataloger has seen with these features and take-down frame. 4-44806 LM8 (4,000-7,000)

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1158
Revised: 9/17/2012

Correction: Firearm is modern.

Additional Information: Top of action has been drilled and tapped for scope mounts.

*MODEL 1899 DELUXE EXCELSIOR ENGRAVED SAVAGE TAKE-DOWN RIFLE. SN 149660. Cal. 22 High Power. Features beautifully applied excelsior pattern engraving on receiver with B grade checkered American walnut stocks. Orig 22″ extra rapid tapered bbl, correct sights, orig hard rubber buttplate with take-down style frame. Excelsior grade engraving is probably the most attractive style engraving Savage offered, having a full matted receiver with finely engraved scrolls, being the center of the scrolls unmatted with a high gloss finish, giving a very contrasting appearance. This work was accomplished by Enoch Tue, his work being very identifiable and one of the finest engravers of the period. All orig with factory letter of authenticity. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Overall excellent. Virtually all orig factory blue and glossy factory wood finish remains. 4-44831 LM13 (7,000-10,000)

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1159
Revised: 9/17/2012

Correction: Buttplate is an old non-factory replacement.

*SAVAGE FACTORY “C” ENGRAVED MODEL 1899 DELUXE TAKE-DOWN RIFLE. SN 129131. Cal. 22 High Power. Featuring C or Crescent Grade engraving and B grade wood. 20″ feather weight bbl with take-down frame. Correct feather weight style front sight, period replacement bbl sight, folding Lyman tang sight. Complete with correct hard rubber buttplate. All orig and complete with factory letter verifying all above configurations. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Overall very good. American walnut stock showing some wear to checkering and the remnants of a professional repair at the toe, with 90% orig blue remaining on bbl and receiver, showing light toning. Fancy deluxe. 4-44824 LM14 (5,000-8,000)

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1160

*FACTORY ENGRAVED SAVAGE HIGH POWER 25-35 FEATHER WEIGHT RIFLE. SN 117147. Cal. 25-35. Very rare caliber 25-35, features very nicely executed Excelsior engraving with full matted receiver. D grade checkering with straight stock and shot gun style buttplate. Orig front sight blade is missing, rear folding tang sight present. Very attractive little gun, all orig, complete with factory letter of authenticity. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Overall gun in suburb condition with 97-98% finish on bbl and receiver, orig straight stock deluxe wood in excellent condition with orig varnish. 4-44828 LM19 (7,500-12,500)

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1161

*RARE FACTORY “LEADER” ENGRAVED SAVAGE MODEL 1899 RIFLE W/23″ BBL. SN 54411. Cal. 303. This truly unique little gun features an extremely rare 23″ rnd bbl as well as B grade checkered pistol grip stock with cheekpiece and shot gun style buttplate. Engraved in Leader style featuring deer motif on both sides of receiver. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Overall gun is in extraordinary condition with 99% glossy blue. B grade checkered pistol stock in excellent condition with nearly all glossy finish remaining. Hard to improve upon, excellent gun inside and out. 4-44792 LM21 (10,000-15,000)

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1162
Revised: 9/30/2012

Additional Information: Complete restoration to wood and metal.

*FACTORY ENGRAVED SAVAGE MODEL 1899 LEADER GRADE RIFLE. SN 121100. Cal. 300 Savage. 24″ tapered bbl, has factory engraving featuring a doe in small oval and buck in oval on other side. One of the base grade of engraving patterns that Savage offered. Fancy burl pistol grip deluxe stocks with A5 checkering and serrated steel buttplate. Gun also has brass pistol grip with initial “B”, not factory but nicely done. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Overall condition is fine with 98-99% bright receiver and bbl blue, as well as cc on lever. Sharp checkering and most orig lacquering on stock. No splits or cracks, minor handling marks. Typical Savage front and buckhorn rear sight. Excellent throughout. 4-44801 LM3 (3,000-5,000)

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1163

*FACTORY ENGRAVED MODEL 1899 SAVAGE. SN 121107. Cal. 300 Savage. 24″ rapid taper bbl, with raised front sight and folding tang rear sight. Rear sight is filled with blank. Features the Leader grade engraving having small motif of buck deer on one side and doe in small oval on other side. Orig pistol grip, American walnut style deluxe wood features A5 checking and serrated buttplate. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Overall gun in fine condition with virtually all correct, vivid case colors remaining on lever. Deluxe engraved wood with fine checkering, very nice burl grain with exception of small dent on side of stock. 4-44774 LM2 (3,000-4,000)

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1164

*FACTORY “A” ENGRAVED SAVAGE MODEL 1899 LIGHT WEIGHT RIFLE. SN 141368. Cal. 22 High Power. Featuring a very unique extra light weight factory tapered full length rnd 22″ bbl, take-down frame, A grade engraving as well as A grade checkered pistol grip wood. Correct sights. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Overall fine condition with 96-97% vivid orig blue and cc on lever, as well as 98% high grade lacquer gloss finish. Correct hard rubber buttplate. Overall superb condition with nearly all orig light blue, case colors on level. Sharp checking and high gloss lacquer finish remaining on wood. Excellent throughout with factory letter of authenticity, which does not include engraving, as is common with Savage. 4-44771 LM10 (6,500-8,500)

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1165

*RARE SAVAGE FACTORY CUT AWAY EXHIBITION RIFLE. SN 51779. Cal. 303. Orig sights include buckhorn and Lyman Tang folding sights. Orig wood includes a shot gun butt. Overall gun is in very nice condition with 75-80% orig blue, orig wood is very good with considerable amount of orig finish with a large section of stock on both sides which has been sectionalized to show working action. Both sides of frame and bottom of frame have been cut away to show working action. According to factory letter this gun orig left factory as a 22″, 25-35, and was returned several times for various work, which at one time they no doubt sectionalized frame to show factory work. To his knowledge this is the only sectionalized 99 Savage that cataloger has encountered. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very good overall. 4-44833 LM26 (4,500-6,500)

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1166

*VERY SCARCE SAVAGE MODEL 1899 MUSKET. SN 165041. Cal. 303 Savage. Orig 26″ full rnd bbl, full length military musket full wood as well as correct military musket buttstock, both parts featuring sling swivels. Orig wood is excellent plus with correct full length military musket stock. All orig correct sights and sling swivels. A noted savage authority advises these muskets were made for Montreal Home Guard use. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Overall gun in superb condition with virtually all orig blue on receiver and bbl as well as all vivid case colors on metal. 4-44770 LM32 (4,000-6,000)

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1167

*FACTORY “A” ENGRAVED SAVAGE MODEL 1899 RIFLE. SN 84525. Cal. 303 Savage. Featuring standard factory grade A engraving pattern as well as beautiful Circassian A grade checkered stocks with rifle buttplate. Orig 26″ full oct bbl, of the period Lyman ivory bead front sight, no provision for rear bbl sight, correct Lyman folding tang rear sight. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Overall gun in suburb condition with 95%+ blue. Pistol grip Circassian walnut stock in excellent condition with rifle buttplate. Orig lacquer finish remaining. Excellent case colors on lever. Suburb condition throughout. 4-44796 LM11 (3,000-5,000)

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1168
Revised: 9/30/2012

Additional Information: The wood is refinished.

*FACTORY ENGRAVED SAVAGE MODEL 1899 RIFLE. SN 41809. Cal. 30-30. 26″ full oct bbl, all correct sights including Lyman folding tang sight. Gun engraved in pattern A with B checkering on stock. Fancy burl deluxe wood features straight stock with rifle style buttplate. Very scarce configuration, gold gilt rare order on any American made lever action. Also has nickel plated screws in receiver. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Overall gun in very nice condition with 75-85% orig blue overall, orig stocks are in excellent condition with sharp checkering, very nice grain to wood with maybe a little finish added at one time. Lever, trigger and buttplate retain 75% gold gilt finish. 4-44786 LM31 (2,500-3,500)

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1169
Revised: 9/17/2012

Additional Information: This is the rare Model 1899-K deluxe, engraved rifle and is so marked on the front of the frame.

*FACTORY “A” ENGRAVED SAVAGE TAKE-DOWN RIFLE. SN 309630. Cal. 300 Savage. 24″ tapered bbl, of the period Lyman front sight, correct Lyman 2-leaf folding bbl sight and correct Lyman rear sight. Gun is beautifully engraved in Savage grade A pattern engraving, as well as grade A checkered stocks. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Overall gun in super condition with 95% plus vivid glossy org factory blue and vivid case colors on lever. Orig pistol grip fancy wood retains most orig lacquer. Sharp checkering and correct orig serrated buttplate. 4-44802 LM9 (2,500-4,000)

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1170

*RARE FACTORY EXCELSIOR ENGRAVED MODEL 1899 SAVAGE TAKE-DOWN RIFLE. SN 83211. Cal. 32-40. Orig 26″ full rnd bbl, typical orig Savage factory sights. Very interesting unique gun featuring grape leaf pattern engraving w/ entire receiver & lever housing encased in very finely matted background. This is referred to as Excelsior style work. Another unique feature on gun is fancy deluxe uncheckered burl wood with high gloss lacquered finish and crescent buttplate. Check of factory records indicate this is a no record gun, probably made for exhibition and never recorded in warehouse records. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Overall fine condition with 97-98% high gloss blue with a few pinpicks from storage. Receiver retains most blue as well. Wood is in fine condition, 95% orig lacquer finish with few light handling marks. In the 25 years this cataloger has been collecting Savages, this is the only one seen in this configuration. 4-44807 LM6 (3,000-5,000)

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1171

*FACTORY “A” ENGRAVED MODEL 1899 SAVAGE. SN 41815. Cal. 30-30. 26″ full rnd bbl, featuring a peep beech front sight, two leaf folding rear sight, Lyman windage adjustable tang sight. Orig A grade deluxe checkered stocks featuring steel shotgun style buttplate. With A grade engraving, consisting of light scroll work on both sides of receiver. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Overall gun in very nice condition throughout featuring 95% orig bbl and receiver blue, some very minor flaking. Lever retains nearly all orig case colors. Deluxe burl wood very good condition with 90% lacquer, with exception very minor chip at toe of butt, 1/8″. Sharp checkering. 4-44805 LM7 (2,500-4,500)

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1172

*SAVAGE MODEL 1899 FACTORY ENGRAVED TAKE-DOWN RIFLE. SN 115095. Cal. 38-55. 26″ full rnd bbl, orig slights include period #3 Lyman front sight, two blade folding bbl rear sight, folding Lyman rear tang sight. Gun is factory engraved in pattern that factory referred to “Bargain Grade” which consists of light scroll engraving featuring grapevine on side of receiver. Orig straight stock, fancy deluxe burl wood with sharp checkering done in class 5 pattern with rifle style buttplate. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Overall gun in superb condition with 98% vivid high gloss factory finish as well as 90% vivid case colors on lever. 75% orig blue on buttplate remains. Orig deluxe straight stock wood is in excellent condition with most orig varnish remaining, just a few very minor handling marks showing. Gun was done in lowest pattern of factory engraving offered. Complete with rarely encounter take-down frame. Factory letter of authenticity which does not include engraving, but guaranteed factory correct. 4-44794 LM5 (2,500-4,000)

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1173

*SAVAGE MODEL 1899 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 41895. Cal. 38-55. Correct silver blade front sight, flip up 3-leaf platinum rear sight that is missing one blade, with correct Lyman tang rear sight. Carbine style buttplate. Overall gun looks great, probably hard to improve upon. Model 99 are extremely scarce in this caliber. All original with correct saddle ring. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Bbl retains 98% glossy orig blue, receiver retains 94-95 orig blue with slight toning on bottom of frame, orig wood in generally good condition with light coat of linseed oil added. 4-44837 LM27 (2,150-2,750)

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1174
Revised: 9/17/2012

Additional Information: Gun has rare shotgun style buttplate made only for the 1905 World’s Fair, the Lewis & Clark Exposition in Portland, OR.

*FACTORY ENGRAVED MODEL 1899 SAVAGE RIFLE. SN 54225. Cal. 38-55. Orig 26″ full oct bbl, orig sights include orig Lyman front sight, no provisions for rear bbl sight with correct folding tang wind adjustable rear sight. Features Savage’s typical A pattern engraving as well as A patterned checkered stock. Stocks are pistol grip with dark Circassian walnut with shot gun style buttplate. Usual marking on butt “Savage Arms Utica NY USA/ Manufacture of High Power Rifles” PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Bbl retains 90% of an older restored blue w/scattered moderate pitting, receiver retains 85% orig blue, pistol grip checkered deluxe wood generally good restored condition with just a few light mars and dings. Overall very good. 4-44800 LM30 (1,500-2,000)

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1175

*SAVAGE MODEL 1899 SPECIAL ORDER. SN 99456. Cal. 38-55. With heavy weight 28″ full oct bbl and 2″ longer than standard stock, orig pistol grip wood that is 2″ longer than standard. Features combination front sight, Savage buckhorn style rear sight, Lyman folding tang sight. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Overall metal is in fine condition with 85-95% orig blue, 25% case colors remaining on lever, pistol grip uncheckered deluxe grade wood is in very nice condition with probably extra finished at one time, wood unsanded, rifle style buttplate. 4-44835 LM28 (2,500-3,500)

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1176

*DELUXE CHECKERED SAVAGE MODEL 1899 RIFLE. SN 51377. Cal. 303. Gun features special order 28″ full oct bbl, Lyman ivory bead front sight, Lyman full and tang bbl sight, correct Lyman rear tang sight. Fitted with very rare A grade style checkering to buttstock and forearm with correct shot gun style hard rubber shot gun style buttplate. Beautiful gun, guaranteed inside and out. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Overall gun in suburb condition with nearly all high gloss bbl and receiver blue as well as vivid case color remaining on lever. Stock is in excellent plus condition with orig varnish and A grade checkering applied. 4-44778 LM23 (2,000-3,000)

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*MODEL 1899 SAVAGE SADDLE RING CARBINE IN EXTREMELY RARE 25-35 CALIBER. SN 100203. Cal. 25-35. Orig 20″ carbine style bbl, correct Marble’s front sight, flip up model 70 rear bbl sight, correct folding tang sight. Orig wood is in fine condition with correct style buttplate and retains most orig stock varnish. Overall metal is in excellent condition with 95% blue. Overall gun is in fine condition, guaranteed orig with all carbine features. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Overall fine. 4-44840 LM29 (2,500-3,500)

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1178

*FACTORY ENGRAVED MODEL 1903 PUMP ACTION SAVAGE RIFLE. SN 33706. Cal. 22. Orig 24″ full oct bbl, target sights include folding vernier tang sight, windage adjustable tang sight. This gun has full Excelsior matted feature, with engraved grape vine vignettes on both sides. Correct orig checkered semi PG stock with nickel Swiss style buttplate. Small parts and screws are gold plated. Only one of this kind cataloger ever encountered. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Overall gun in fine condition with 95% plus bright orig blue, stock is in very good plus condition with crisp checkering, Swiss style butt appears to be renickeled. 4-44844 LM43 (6,000-9,000)

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1179

*FACTORY ENGRAVED MODEL 1903 DELUXE SAVAGE RIFLE. SN 9046. Cal. 22 LR. All orig sights include Beech’s front sight, flip up bbl sight, folding tang sight. Features Savage’s A style engraving. Wood features Savage’s B style carving. Complete with rifle style buttplate. Special order engraving and carving on any Savage 22 rifle is rarely encountered and extremely rare. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Overall gun in generally very nice condition with 90% orig blue overall remaining, stock is beautifully hand checkered in fleur de lis pattern, retains probably 95% orig high gloss lacquer finish. On close examination it appears this gun has very minor crack in checkering that has been professionally repaired. 4-44854 LM44 (1,000-1,500)

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1180

*SAVAGE MODEL 1903 PUMP ACTION RIFLE. SN 133200. Cal. 22 LR. 24″ full oct bbl, correct Lyman front sight, single leaf flip up bbl sight and folding tang sight. Features semi-deluxe pistol grip checkered stock with rifle style buttplate. Receiver features a hunting scene on both sides with pointing dogs, which is believed to be rolled on. Cataloger believes there are very few of these ever manufactured, probably later in production. Missing clip. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Overall gun in good condition with 75% thinning blue turning plum, orig stock in good condition featuring a perch belly design with crack at heel of stock, forward about 1-1/2″, slight loss of wood. 4-44846 LM46 (1,500-2,000)

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1181
Revised: 9/29/2012

Additional Information: This appears to be a replacement 1914 barrel and forearm.

*FACTORY ENGRAVED FULL NICKEL SAVAGE MODEL 1903 RIFLE. SN 138419. Cal. 22 Short. All orig sights, including folding tang sight. Orig deluxe checkered walnut stocks have what appears to be an excellent repair and filled holes from remnant adornments. Sharp checkering and rifle style buttplate. Gun features a full nickel plating. Gun has a lot of eye appeal with what appears to be a ruby and emerald small semi-precious stone inlaid in wrist area. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very good condition. 98% nickel remaining on receiver. Bbl possibly features a renickel. Wood retains most of an old restored oil finish. 4-44857 LM45 (500-1,000)

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1182

*SAVAGE MODEL 1914 22 CALIBER RIFLE SERIAL NUMBER 1000. SN 1000. Cal. 22. First 1914 model ever manufactured and it was presumed gun was presented to Chas A. Nelson, who was a savage design engineer for many manufacturers. Gun features a correct 24″ full oct bbl, orig sights, orig checkered deluxe grade fancy wood, shotgun style steel buttplate. Sights are all orig including folding tang sight. Receiver and trigger guard feature the matted Excelsior treatment. Factory letters verifying above features and history. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Overall gun in excellent condition with 95% orig bright bbl blue. Orig wood in excellent condition as well, featuring seldom encountered more elaborately than normal checkering. 4-44848 LM42 (2,000-3,500)

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1183
Revised: 9/17/2012

Correction: A savage scholar has provided information the Meriden Model 15 ws not made by Savage Arms and is not the mechanical equivalent to the Savage Model 14. It is in fact a unique design and is similar in outward appearance only. The Meriden Firearms Co. was owned by Sears, Roebuck & Co during the M15s manufacture.

*FACTORY ENGRAVED MERIDEN M15 PUMP ACTION RIFLE. SN 9655. Cal. 22. Made by Savage for Meriden. Absolutely identical to 1914 Savage in every respect. Features 24″ full oct bbl, Beeches combination front sight, typical target 22 rear sight, folding tang sight. Both sides receiver beautifully engraved, featuring pair of rabbits on one side and pair of squirrels on other side. Deluxe checkered wtih rifle style steel buttplate. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Overall in fine condition with 95-96% overall bright blue. Wood is excellent as well with sharp checkering and most of orig varnish. 4-44847 LM48 (2,500-3,500)

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*RARE SAVAGE MODEL 1912 SEMI-AUTOMATIC 22 CALIBER RIFLE. SN 6045. Cal. 22. 20″ rnd bbl, with orig sights, orig straight stock with flat shotgun style buttplate. Extremely rare gun, they only made then for 4 years and is the best of this kind cataloger has ever seen. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Overall gun is in superb condition with 99% orig bright vivid blue. 4-44856 LM47 (1,000-1,500)

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*VERY RARE MODEL 1904 SINGLE SHOT BOLT ACTION RIFLE. SN 179470. Cal. 22. 18″ bbl, orig front sight, orig rear sight and very scarce folding rear sight. Orig checkered fancy deluxe walnut stock in excellent condition with most orig varnish and scarce Swiss butt. Very rare gun, only one cataloger has encountered in 45 years. Orig condition inside and out. Includes letter from Roe S. Clark stating gun was accepted from the factory on May 22, 1924 and shipped May 29, 1924 to Robert’s Hardware Company in Utica, New York. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Overall metal in excellent condition as well with most all orig blue. Excellent. 4-44759 LM36 (800-1,200)

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1186
Revised: 9/17/2012

Additional Information: Stock cutout for Lyman sight was professionally filled and finished.

*FACTORY ENGRAVED SAVAGE MODEL 45 SUPER SPORTER EXHIBITION RIFLE. SN 14000. Cal. 300 Savage. This is the first Model 20 Savage ever manufactured. One of the most elaborate gold engraved Savages ever produced and used for promotions w/important accounts such as A & F and Stoeger’s, and has three different colors of gold inlay as well as heavily scroll engraved on entire receiver, floorplate, trigger guard, clip, and bbl. Pistol grip checkered deluxe wood is in excellent condition with serrated buttplate, orig sling eyes. Orig front sight with folding 2-leaf rear sight. Undoubtedly one of the finest Savage bolt tifles ever made. Accompanied by factor letter listing this rifle as a “special grade” and consigned to key accounts over a period from 1931-37. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Overall gun in excellent condition with 95% slightly thinning, orig highly finished deluxe wood in excellent condition with sharp checkering. 4-44838 LM38 (1,000-2,000)

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*FACTORY ENGRAVED DELUXE CHECKERED AND CARVED SAVAGE/FOX 410 SHOTGUN. SN NSN. Cal. 410. This gun is one of only several made by Fox Manufacturing Company, which was owned by Savage at the time. Gun was made for Katherine, wife of William J. O’Connor, who was the of Vice-President of Savage at that time. This gun features 26″ bbls, ventilated rib, single triggers with extractors. Wood is quite elaborately carved and checkered, featuring correct 13-1/4″ pull to end of a very elaborate white composition buttplate, which is elaborately engraved, featuring Savage motif with full headdress. Gun was elaborately engraved by custom shop head Mitzie Bielin. Receiver very elaborately engraved featuring an American Eagle in attack position on bottom. Ms. O’Connor’s initials on bottom of trigger guard. Entire receiver is completely engraved, as well as 2″ wedges on both sides of bbl. Orig pistol grip checkered and carved stock and forearm, with a composition pistol grip cap matching the buttplate. Both sides of forearm are relief carved as well as the side panels of the buttstock. Bottom of forearm is elaborately checkered, as well as pistol grip portion of stock. Very interesting and unique small bore shotgun. Well documented with factory records as well as Ms. O’Connor’s photo in the company of legendary cowboy, Roy Rogers. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Overall gun in fine condition with virtually all blue remaining, as well as all special satin chrome plating on receiver. Stock retains nearly all orig varnish with just a few very minor mars. 4-44808 LM49 (5,000-7,500)

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*KRIEGHOFF MODEL 32 KOLOUCH ENGRAVED CUSTOM SKEET GUN FOUR BARREL SET AND CASE. SN 9139. Cal. 12/ 20/ 28/ 410 gauges. This fine set with 28″ ventilated rib bbls having 2″ triangles of shaded open foliate scroll with gold wire scrolled inlay at breech ends, are gold inlaid with gauge on rear of rib. Typical Model 32 action with sliding top bolt, features non-automatic safety and selective single trigger. Action is heavily embellished with large open shaded foliate scroll with gold wire inlays at edges that have scrolled terminations outlining scenes of gold inlaid high relief game birds and dogs on each side; a setter is pointing trio of pheasant on left; pointer pointing trio of ruffed grouse on right; a woodcock in flight on bottom flanked by trios of white gold oak leaves; a bobwhite is flanked by single oak leaves on trigger guard bow. This work is by noted engraver, Walter Kolouch, of Mcminnville, Oregon, whose signature and address are under top lever. XXX crotch figured American walnut buttstock measures 13-3/4″ over Pachmayr, black, basket-weave, white line rifle pad, and features borderless fleur-di-lis checkering with ribbons through patterns, checkered side panels, and rosewood white line grip cap, with inlaid gold diamond engraved “J L Dockwiller” “Gunsmiths” on borders. Matching full beavertail forend fits all bbl sets and has Deeley type release. 12 ga. bbl set; Bore diameter: top -.736, bottom -.730. Bore restrictions: top -.002, bottom -.003. Wall thickness: top -.040, bottom -.045. Drop at heel: 2-1/16″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 8 lbs. 6 oz, LOP 13-3/4″. 20 ga. bbl set: Bore diameter: top -.624, bottom -.622. Bore restrictions: top -.003, bottom -.002. Wall thickness: top -.042, bottom -.044. Drop at heel: 2″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 8 lbs. 4 oz, LOP 13-3/4″. 28 ga. bbl set: Bore diameter: top -..548, bottom -.546. Bore restrictions: top -.004, bottom -.004. Drop at heel: 2-1/16″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 8 lbs. 6 oz, LOP 13-3/4″. 410 bbl set: Bore diameter at muzzles: top -.402, bottom -.403. Drop at heel: 2-1/16″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 8 lbs. 4 oz, LOP 13-3/4″. Gun is housed in brown leather two compartment case lined in brown cloth, one compartment for action and forend, the other for all four bbl sets. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent, retaining nearly all of its custom finish on wood and metal. Trigger guard is slightly silvered at grip. Thumbpiece is silvered. There are a few minor marks on buttstock and two small repaired chips in finish. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Mechanically crisp. Case is very fine. 4-44876 MGM227 (12,500-15,000)

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*KRIEGHOFF MODEL 32 CROWN GRADE FOUR BARREL SKEET SET WITH CASE. SN 11814. Cal. 12, 20, 28, .410 Gauges. 12 ga 2-3/4″ chambers, all others 3″ chambers. All bbl sets are 28″ with raised, ventilated ribs having ivory front and silver mid beads. All are marked “Made By H. Krieghoff Ulm – Germany” and with gauges, chambers, as well as “Bohler – Laufstahl” on left sides. Bottoms of mono-blocs are stamped with German proofs, SN, and makers name. Low profile blued O/U action with typical sliding top bolt, features single selective gold-plated trigger and automatic ejectors. Action is engraved with well cut large foliate scroll at nearly full coverage having gold wire inlay around edges. This fine scroll frames large vignettes of relief gold inlaid game birds and predators in wooded backgrounds; an eagle is stooping on and bringing down one of a trio of flushing pheasants on left side; a fox is worrying a trio of escaping mallards on right side; bottom of action has large relief inlaid crown with “Krieghoff Model 32″ flush inlaid in gold. Nicely fiddle figured European walnut full skip-line checkered pistol grip Monte Carlo buttstock measures 14-3/8” over brown “Decelerator” sporting clays pad. Matching one piece ejector forend fits all bbl sets. 12 ga ported bbl set: Bore diameter: top -.732, bottom -.729. Bore restrictions: Screw chokes (7 tubes included). Wall thickness: top -.046, bottom -.043. Drop at heel: 2-5/8″, drop at comb: 1-11/16″. Weight: 8 lbs. 0 oz, LOP 14-3/8″. 20 ga. Bbls: Bore diameter: top -.616, bottom -.614. Bore restrictions: top -.003, bottom -.002. Wall thickness: top -.050, bottom -.052. Drop at heel: 2-5/8″, drop at comb: 1-11/16″. Weight: 8 lbs. 3 oz, LOP . 28 ga Bbls: Bore diameter: top -.549, bottom -.549. Bore restrictions: top -.008, bottom -.005. Drop at heel: 2-5/8″, drop at comb: 1-11/16″. Weight: 8 lbs. 2 oz, LOP 14-3/8″. 410 Bbls: Bore diameter at muzzles: top -.399, bottom -.402. Weight: 8 lbs. 0 oz, LOP 14-3/8″. Original brown leather case with brass plated locks has brown interior, with top compartment for gun and forend, which also contains choke tubes. Bottom compartment contains all four sets of bbls. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl sets retain nearly all of their orig blue. Blue of action is considerably silvered at bottom. Sides of action are turning brown from age. Wood retains most of its orig finish with numerous minor marks and light scratches from normal handling and use. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Mechanically fine. 4-44877 MGM226 (10,000-15,000)

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VERY RARE SPECIAL ORDER MARLIN MODEL 1881 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 18528. Cal. 45-70. Standard grade rifle with special order, extra heavy 30″ oct bbl with magazine 2″ shorter than the bbl (Marlin only had the capability to make 28″ magazine tubes). It has German silver Rocky Mountain front sight and sporting rear sight. Rifle is mounted with very nicely figured, uncheckered European walnut with straight stock and smooth steel buttplate. SN is on bottom of receiver, left side of upper & lower tangs under the wood, front face of buttstock under the metal and inside the buttplate. The Model 1881 Marlin was the first big bore repeating rifle and received immediate acceptance among those hardy souls heading west in the Great Westward Expansion. Their rifles usually saw very hard & continuous service under extreme conditions, usually with little or no maintenance and are rarely found today in orig configuration or high orig finish. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. All matching. Bbl & magazine tube retain 98-99% strong orig blue with only the hint of sharp edge wear; receiver retains about 90% strong orig bright blue with sharp edge wear and some thinning on bottom and on bolt dust cover; lever & hammer retain strong case colors turned to mottled silvery case colors on outer faces of lever; buttplate retains faded case colors. Stock has one small gouge and a light bruise with a few other nicks & scratches on stock & forearm and overall retains virtually all of its crisp orig varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, shows very little use. 4-44870 JR323 (12,500-17,500)

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ULTRA-RARE DEEP RELIEF ENGRAVED GOLD PLATED PRESENTATION GRADE DELUXE MARLIN MODEL 1889 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 87609. Cal. 38 WCF (38-40). Spectacular 1893 Chicago World’s Fair Model 1889 rifle with 24″ oct to rnd bbl, half magazine, German silver Rocky Mtn. front sight & Marlin semi-buckhorn rear sight with adjustable aperture. Mounted with extremely beautiful, very highly figured, center crotch, flame grain, B-style checkered American walnut with serpentine grip & Marlin embossed hard rubber buttplate. Receiver is extremely beautifully deep relief engraved by Conrad Ulrich in #9 style with the large vignette of a standing buck deer, a standing doe & a resting doe in a very highly detailed forest scene on left side and a deep relief standing bull elk in a mountain scene on right side, all surrounded by full coverage, very fine foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background. There is a wide gold inlaid band & a narrow platinum inlaid band at bbl root along with matching foliate arabesque engraving over the visible flats. Top & bottom of receiver are engraved to match. Forend cap has light engraving with a chip & dot border. The lever is also, most unusually, engraved with light arabesque patterns and chip & dot borders. Right top flat of bbl is engraved in period script “Presented to H.W. Chester, by The Marlin Fire Arms Co.” Left top flat of bbl is engraved in matching script “World’s Fair Chicago. 1893.” Accompanied by two letters from the Marlin Firearms Co. dated 1956, the first of which is signed by Roger Kenna, President of Marlin, acknowledging receipt of this rifle and transferring it to Mr. Harry Teator, Manager of the Gun Service Dept. Mr. Teator then responded that the rifle “left the factory, Mar. 14, 1894″ and was equipped with a 38-40 caliber, 24″ half oct bbl with half length magazine tube & pistol grip stock.” He further states that this is all the information in the records but that they knew for a fact that a few of these guns were made up for the Chicago World’s Fair. He also states that a small piece of the hard rubber buttplate was broken from the toe but they had recovered it & taped it in place, which is now missing. Mr. Teator further offered to “trade” a new Model 336 High Power lever action rifle for this one so that they could put it into the company collection. Additionally accompanying is another Marlin Firearms Co. letter supplying the same technical information as reported above. According to the book, Marlin Firearms, Brophy, only 55,119 Model 1889 rifles were ever manufactured and of that total only 854 had half magazines, only 508 had half oct bbls & only 2,296 had pistol grip stocks. There is no indication of the number of engraved guns but any engraved Model 1889 is very rare and this deep relief engraved presentation rifle is probably one of a kind. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 98% strong orig blue with a few scattered freckles of light surface rust, slightly dulled on magazine tube. Receiver retains 92-94% strong orig gold wash showing light wear at carry point. Forend cap retains 60-70% orig gold wash. Lever retains about 60% case colors turned silver & hammer is dark. Stock has the aforementioned chipped toe with a couple of small gouges & a couple of small bruises in forearm with usual light handling & use marks and retains most of its orig piano finish varnish. Mechanics are fine, strong dark bore with pitting in grooves. 4-44644 JR325 (20,000-30,000)

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EXTREMELY RARE DELUXE ENGRAVED PRESENTATION QUALITY MARLIN MODEL 1893 TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 155286. Cal. 30-30. Spectacular Marlin with 26″ oct to rnd bbl, full magazine, takedown with German silver Rocky Mountain front sight and sporting rear sight. Mounted with highly figured, shell grain European walnut with #10 checkered & carved forearm and serpentine pistol grip stock with Marlin hard rubber buttplate. Carving consists of a maple leaf and special borders on each side of both stock & forearm. SN is on bottom of receiver, left side of top tang, under the wood and inside top tang channel of buttstock. Receiver is engraved in spectacular #10 style, by Conrad Ulrich. Engraving consists of the large oval vignette of a semi-relief bull moose in a very detailed forest scene with very fine stippled background. Right side is engraved in a slightly smaller vignette of an extreme highly detailed grizzly bear in a mountain scene. Both sides of receiver have nearly full coverage, semi-relief grape leaves with fine punch dot background. Both vignettes are outlined in inlaid gold wire. Bolt is engraved to match with a flower blossom in the center surrounded by gold wire inlay. Bottom & top of receiver are engraved in foliate arabesque patterns with grape leaves in the center on top side flats. Lever boss, top tang, takedown ring & forend cap are engraved to match. Sides of lever & the exposed flats of the bbl, over chamber area are engraved in light arabesque patterns. Chamber area of the bbl and around the caliber marking is inlaid with two platinum wire inlays and a gold wire inlay with three gold dots on each side. Forend cap has a sgl platinum wire inlay. While 1893 Marlin rifles are not uncommon such rifles that are engraved with extensive coverage such as this one with special carved wood and gold & platinum inlays, and with high orig finish are exceedingly rare. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all matching. Overall rifle retains virtually all of its crisp orig factory finish with bright orig blue and brilliant case colors, only slightly faded on takedown ring and outer faces of finger loop. Wood is sound with a few, very light handling & storage nicks & scratches and retains virtually all of its brilliant piano varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, may be unfired. 4-44653 JR326 (30,000-50,000)

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EXTREMELY RARE DELUXE FACTORY ENGRAVED MARLIN MODEL 1889 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 39489. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Extremely rare ’89 rifle with 24″ rnd bbl, full magazine, German silver Rocky Mountain front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with extraordinary, streaky, honey & chocolate French walnut with B-style checkered forearm and serpentine pistol grip stock with crescent buttplate. Receiver is engraved in Grade 1 coverage which consists of the rnd vignette of a standing whitetail deer in a forest scene surrounded by light foliate arabesque patterns and multiple borders. Right side of receiver & bolt are lightly engraved in foliate arabesque patterns. Engraving extends over top & bottom of receiver, top tang and lever bosses. SN is on bottom of receiver, left side of top tang under the wood, inside top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. There were only a total of 55,119 Model 1889 rifles produced in the period 1889 and 1903 of which only 2,296 had pistol grip stocks. Reference: Marlin Firearms, Brophy. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all matching. Bbl & magazine tube retain 99%+ crisp orig blue and the forend cap about 98% blue with faint sharp edge wear; receiver, lever & hammer retain about all of their brilliant, orig case colors, very lightly faded over the top and bottom of receiver and outer faces of lever; buttplate retains virtually all of its brilliant case colors. Wood is sound with light handling & storage nicks, dings & scratches and retains virtually all of its brilliant orig piano varnish finish; there is a tiny sliver missing by the top tang. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with a very few scattered spots of light pitting. 4-44641 JR309 (20,000-30,000)

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EXTREMELY RARE & IMPORTANT MARLIN MODEL 1893 TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE RELIEF ENGRAVED WITH GOLD & PLATINUM INLAY. SN 139494. Cal. 30-30. Fantastic, special order, takedown, deluxe engraved rifle with 26″ oct to rnd bbl, half magazine, half nickel front sight & semi-buckhorn rear sight with Lyman loop tang sight with large disk. Receiver is wonderfully semi-relief engraved in #10 patterns by Conrad Ulrich with large vignettes of a bull & cow elk in a very detailed woodland scene on left side & a very highly detailed bust of a grizzly bear on right side. Left side vignette has a fine gold rope border & right side vignette has a solid gold wire border. Both sides of receiver have large coverage grape leaf, berry & vine pattern engraving with an extremely fine shaded background. Both sides have Ulrich’s typical curlicue borders with larger feather style borders around top flats. Side of bolt is engraved with grape leaf & berries with a small rnd vignette that has a gold wire inlay. Sides of lever boss also have leaf & vine patterns. Front & rear edges of receiver have gold wire inlay with inlaid platinum wire on sides of hammer & with wire & curls in platinum over chamber area of bbl. Forend cap, sides of takedown ring & top front of receiver have fine arabesque pattern engraving & there is a platinum wire inlay around forend cap. Sides of lever & down top tang have light arabesque pattern engraving. It is most unusual on a Marlin firearm to find only the bust of an animal depicted. Usually the clients & factory insisted on full bodied animals. Mounted with extremely beautiful, marble cake, honey & chocolate, European walnut with deluxe #10 pattern checkered & carved forearm & pistol grip stock with serpentine grip cap, 12-3/4″ over the orig Marlin hard rubber buttplate. Stock & forend cap have sling eyes. This rifle is pictured on p. 347 of Steel Canvas, Wilson. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl retains about 94-96% strong bright orig blue, slightly thinned & turning plum on rnd section & over chamber area. Magazine tube retains about all of its strong bright orig blue. Receiver retains about 80% orig case colors, mostly faded but strong & bright in sheltered areas. Lever retains about 50% orig case colors, strong & bright in sheltered areas, faded elsewhere. Hammer retains 75-80% strong orig case colors, mostly on sides. Wood is sound & retains about all of an extremely fine, professionally restored piano varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright shiny bore. 4-44652 JR328 (15,000-25,000)

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1195
Revised: 9/24/2012

Additional Information: Engraving is rare 5/3 style.

*RARE DELUXE ENGRAVED TAKEDOWN MARLIN MODEL 1893 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 355083. Cal. 30-30. Beautiful ’93 with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, takedown with Lyman ivory bead front sight, sporting rear sight and a Lyman tang sight from which the detent spring is missing. Mounted with very highly figured, center crotch, feather & flame grain American walnut with D-style checkered forearm and serpentine pistol grip stock with smooth semi-crescent steel buttplate. Receiver is engraved in what is probably custom patterns which consist of a very large oval vignette on the left side depicting a bull & cow moose in a very detailed forest scene in semi-relief and a running whitetail buck, also in semi-relief, in a forest scene on right side, all with fine stippled background. Both sides have oak leaf & acorn patterns fore & aft with open counter point patterns. Sides of lever boss are engraved to match. Top of receiver is lightly engraved and bottom of receiver has a stylized elliptical pattern. Engraving extends to the sides of lever & hammer, top tang, takedown ring and forend cap. Most unusually, the buttplate has a sgl line border with a foliate arabesque pattern in the center. Exposed flats of the bbl over the chamber area are also lightly engraved. SN is on bottom of receiver, left side of top tang under the wood and hand scratched inside buttplate. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: About fine. All matching. Bbl & magazine tube retain 95-96% strong orig blue with sharp edge wear and a few, very light, nicks & scratches; receiver & bolt retain most of their orig case colors, generally heavily faded; lever retains faded case colors on sides with balance faded to silver; buttplate is a silver metal patina. Wood is sound with light nicks & scratches showing moderate to heavy wear and retains most of a very old restored finish; forearm has a hand worn patina over the rear 1/3 of the surface. Mechanics are fine, strong bore, dark in the grooves. 4-44654 JR327 (12,500-17,500)

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*SCARCE SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE ENGRAVED TAKEDOWN MARLIN MODEL 1893 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 443457. Cal. 32 HPS (32 Winchester Spcl.). Beautiful deluxe Marlin with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, takedown with German silver Rocky Mountain front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with very nicely figured slab sawed American walnut with A-style checkered forearm and serpentine pistol grip stock with smooth steel semi-crescent buttplate that is engraved with the Olde English initials that appear to be “W.J.B.” SN is on bottom of receiver, left side of top tang under the wood, in top tang channel of buttstock and inside the buttplate. Receiver, lever & takedown ring are color case hardened. Receiver is very nicely engraved in Grade 1 style which consists of the rnd vignette of a standing whitetail buck in a very detailed forest scene with foliate arabesque patterns fore & aft and foliate arabesque patterns on right side. Engraving extends over top & bottom of receiver, top tang and sides of bbl boss. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Bbl & magazine tube retain 98-99% crisp orig blue and the forend cap about 96-97% blue; receiver & lever retain about all of their orig case colors, strong but lightly faded on sides & top of receiver, moderately faded on bottom of receiver and outer faces of the lever; hammer retains about all of its orig blue; takedown ring retains faded case colors and the buttplate is silver patina. Stock has usual light nicks, dings & scratches and retains about all of a fine restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, very bright shiny bore. 4-44639 JR329 (12,500-17,500)

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RARE SPECIAL ORDER FACTORY ENGRAVED MARLIN MODEL 1889 DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 44294. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Rare Model ’89 with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, Rocky Mountain front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight and Lyman #15 windgage tang sight. Mounted with very beautiful, highly figured, streaky European walnut with early style checkered forearm and serpentine pistol grip buttstock with crescent buttplate. SN is on bottom of receiver, left side of upper tang under the wood, inside top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Top tang also has another SN “42739” which has been factory defaced. Receiver is very nicely engraved with the vignette of a standing grizzly bear in a mountain scene on left side with extremely well-executed foliate arabesque patterns and border patterns on left side with matching foliate arabesque patterns on right side and a flower blossom centered on the bolt. Light foliate arabesque patterns and straight line borders extend over the top & bottom of receiver and top tang. Model ’89 rifles are fairly scarce in their own right with deluxe rifles quite scarce and engraved rifles extremely rare. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching. Bbl & magazine tube retain 98-99% crisp orig blue and forend cap 96-97% blue; receiver retains strong case colors on sides, moderately faded over top & bottom; lever & hammer retain moderately faded case colors turned silver on outer faces of lever; buttplate retains smokey case colors. Wood is sound with a few light bruises in the checkering on both stock & forearm and a few light nicks & scratches and overall retains about all of its crisp orig varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-44642 JR321 (15,000-25,000)

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FINE SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE ENGRAVED MARLIN MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 149994. Cal. 32 WCF (32-20). Fine deluxe ’94 with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, replacement Lyman ivory bead sporting front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Receiver, lever, hammer & buttplate are color case hardened. Mounted with very nicely figured, streaky European walnut with B-style checkered forearm and serpentine pistol grip buttstock with crescent buttplate. SN is in usual place on bottom of receiver, on left side of top tang under the wood and inside top tang channel of buttstock. Buttplate has the SN “150126” inside the toe. Receiver is engraved in Grade 1 style, which consists of the rnd vignette of a standing whitetail buck in a forest scene with foliate arabesque patterns fore & aft with multiple borders. Right side of receiver, bolt, lever boss, top & bottom of receiver and top tang are engraved with light foliate arabesque patterns. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 95-97% strong orig blue with sharp edge wear, a ding on the left side with a couple of other light nicks and a couple of small spots of surface rust. Magazine tube retains 98-99% strong orig blue and the forend cap about 85% blue; receiver, lever & hammer retain about all of their bright, orig case colors, lightly to moderately faded on outer faces of lever; buttplate retains most of its bright orig case colors with some a cleaned area in the center. Stock has a chip by the left top tang at the receiver, otherwise wood is sound with usual handling & use marks and retains most of its bright varnish finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with scattered fine pitting. 4-44636 JR320 (7,500-14,000)

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*RARE SPECIAL ORDER MARLIN MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 317453. Cal. 38-40. Standard grade rifle with 28″ oct bbl, full magazine, German silver Rocky Mountain front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Receiver, lever & hammer are color case hardened with blued bolt. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with straight stock and smooth semi-crescent buttplate. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Overall retains about 99% crisp, orig factory finish on all metal with a couple of scratches and nicks on bbl with 3 or 4 small spots of rust on bbl & magazine tube near front sight; case colors on receiver are brilliant with faded case colors on outer faces of lever; hammer retains dark case colors; bolt & buttplate retain about 99% bright blue. Wood is sound with a few light nicks & scratches on buttstock, a small bruise and a scratch on forearm and overall wood retains 96-97% strong orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, may be unfired. 4-44871 JR318 (6,000-10,000)

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EARLY MARLIN MODEL 1894 TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 112099. Cal. 38 WCF (38-40). Standard grade rifle with 24″ oct bbl, full magazine, takedown with German silver Rocky Mountain front sight and sporting rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate. Receiver, lever, hammer, takedown ring & buttplate are color case hardened. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 98-99% crisp orig blue with a couple of tiny nicks on sharp edges and some surface spotting on top three flats above the rear sight; receiver, takedown ring & buttplate retain virtually all of their orig case colors, brilliant on receiver, lightly faded on takedown ring & buttplate; hammer retains bright case colors as does the lever on the sides, faded on outer faces. Wood is sound with light nicks & scratches, a small gouge on right wrist and a bruise on left heel and overall retains about all of its bright orig factory varnish. Mechanics are crisp, a little gummy with old dried oil, brilliant shiny bore, appears to be unfired. 4-44633 JR319 (7,500-12,500)

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*VERY RARE MARLIN MODEL 94 TRAPPER’S SRC. SN D7682. Cal. 44-40, 15″ rnd bbl, full magazine, dovetailed front sight with slightly modified fine bead, standard carbine ladder rear sight. Standard Markings on top of bbl and chamber. Standard receiver with top tang marked “MARLIN / MODEL ’94.”, with staple and ring on left side. Mounted with straight grain walnut, uncheckered straight grip, steel carbine buttplate, standard forend with single bbl band. Inspection of inside tangs finds matching “7682” on left side of top tang. Gun is accompanied with a U.S. Department of Justice ATF letter identifying gun as being an “exempt curio and relic.” PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection CONDITION: Fine+. Bbl and mag tube retain 95-97% orig blue with some faint muzzle wear, some normal minor nicks & scratches and some tiny spots of faint surface oxidation. Lever retains most vivid case colors. Bbl bands retain orig blue that are rubbed bright on high spots. Receiver retains 95% orig blue thinning on sharp edges, some fine surface spots of fine oxidation blending with brown patina. Saddle ring has worn a light shadow in left receiver. Stock is sound with minor nicks, dings & crazed finish but retaining much of its orig varnish. Forend is sound with normal nicks & dings and retains much of its orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp with a nice shiny bore. 4-44658 JR500 (4,000-6,000)

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*RARE MARLIN MODEL ’94 TRAPPER SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 445068. Cal. 25-20. Standard grade carbine with 16″ rnd bbl, full magazine, barleycorn front sight and carbine ladder rear sight. It has a staple & ring in left side of receiver. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with straight stock & smooth steel semi-crescent buttplate. Forearm is 8-1/8″ long. It has two bbl bands. These “Baby” carbines are usually found with 15″ bbls only in calibers 38 & 44. Those in cals 25 & 32 with 16″ bbls are quite rare. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 99% crisp orig blue with bbl bands showing high point wear; receiver retains 92-93% orig blue with some light flaking and sharp edge wear; left side of receiver has a light halo from the saddle ring and the bolt has flaked to a plummy color; hammer retains most of its orig blue and the lever faded case colors in the most sheltered areas, mostly a mottle silver/brown patina; buttplate is a medium brown patina. Forend has a couple of bruises, otherwise wood is sound with a few nicks & scratches and retains most of its strong orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-44660 JR322 (3,000-5,000)

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VERY RARE EARLY MARLIN MODEL 1895 SPECIAL ORDER TAKEDOWN DELUXE ENGRAVED LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 140978. Cal. 40-65. Spectacular big frame Marlin with 28″ oct to rnd bbl, half magazine with German silver Rocky Mountain front sight and sporting rear sight. Mounted with very highly figured burl & shell grain European walnut with B-style checkered forearm and serpentine pistol grip stock with Marlin hard rubber buttplate. SN is on bottom of frame, left side of upper tang under the wood and inside top tang channel of buttstock. Receiver, lever, hammer, takedown ring & forend cap are color case hardened. Receiver is beautifully engraved in Grade 2 style which consists of the large oval vignette of a bull elk being chased by a dog through a forest scene on the left side and the small rnd vignette of a standing whitetail buck in a woodland scene on the right side, both with foliate arabesque patterns, fore & aft, and wavelet borders. Engraving extends over the top & bottom of the receiver, top tang, lever bosses, takedown ring and forend cap. Exposed flats of bbl, at the receiver are engraved to match. There was only 5,099 Model 1895 rifles produced in the period 1895 to 1906 beginning with SN 131180. Most of these big bore rifles saw hard service, sometimes with limited maintenance and are usually found with very little orig finish. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Bbl retains about 98% crisp orig blue with faint sharp edge wear and a couple of very minor nicks; magazine tube retains 96-97% strong orig blue with a couple of small nicks & scrapes; receiver retains about all of its bright orig case colors, lightly faded on top & sides, moderately faded on bottom; hammer retains bright case colors; lever retains strong case colors on sides, turned silver on outer faces; takedown ring retains 60-70% strong case colors with the balance faded to silver; forend cap retains faded case colors. Wood is sound with some light chips in the finish around buttplate and a few scattered handling & storage nicks & scratches and retains virtually all of its orig piano varnish finish. Receiver is loaded with what is probably orig grease and a dead lady bug, mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore, probably unfired. 4-44651 JR324 (20,000-30,000)

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Revised: 9/24/2012

Additional Information: Engraved grade is rare 5/4 style.

*EXTREMELY RARE, SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE ENGRAVED MARLIN MODEL 97 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 402003. Cal. 22. Beautiful little rifle with 24″ tapered oct bbl, full magazine, German silver Rocky Mountain front sight and sporting rear sight. Mounted with extraordinary tiger stripe American walnut with F-style checkered forearm and serpentine pistol grip stock with Marlin hard rubber buttplate. SN is on bottom of receiver and in top tang channel of buttstock with last three digits of matching SN on left side of top tang under the wood. Receiver, lever & hammer are color case hardened. Receiver is engraved in #5 style which consists of the large vignette of a standing bull elk, “Monarch of the Glen”, in semi-relief with a very detailed forest scene and stippled background. Right side is engraved in semi-relief with the vignette of a grizzly bear with a cow that it has killed, also in a forest scene with fine stippled background. Both sides then have full coverage sweeping foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background. Side of bolt & takedown screw are engraved to match. Engraving extends to the sides of lever & hammer, over top & bottom of receiver, forend cap and on to the exposed flats of the bbl at the chamber end. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching. Bbl, magazine tube & wood retain virtually all of a fine professionally restored finish; receiver, lever & hammer appear to retain orig case colors with receiver having bright to brilliant case colors in the more sheltered areas, thinning on bottom and towards the center of the receiver; hammer retains bright case colors and the lever strong case colors on the sides, fading on outer faces. Mechanics are fine, worn dark bore. 4-44643 JR331 (10,000-15,000)

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*RARE SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE MARLIN MODEL ’97 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 427206. Cal. 22. Fine 22 rifle with 24″ tapered oct bbl, full magazine, Lyman front sight missing the bead and sporting rear sight. Mounted with highly figured, streaky European walnut with G-style checkered & carved forearm & straight stock with Marbles hard rubber buttplate. Receiver & lever are color case hardened. SN is on bottom of receiver and inside top tang channel of buttstock; left side of top tang has last three digits of matching SN. These wonderful little rifles usually saw hard use and with the small bore rarely were cleaned correctly and usually are found with little orig finish and poor bores. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain strong orig finish turning plummy, as is the forend cap; receiver & lever retain most of their bright to brilliant orig case colors with the receiver finish lightly thinned on the bottom with some fine spots of pin prick rust; receiver also has a coating of applied shellac; lever retains bright case colors on the sides, faded on outer faces. Wood is sound with a few light nicks & scratches and retains most of a professionally restored finish with freshened checkering. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-44632 JR330 (2,500-4,000)

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SPECIAL ST. JUDE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL LOT. This lot consists of twelve past Julia auction firearm catalogs, together with their prices realized list. These catalogs serve as a valuable reference source. We regularly sell our past auction catalogs to collectors and dealers alike for that purpose. Please also note: The entire proceeds of this lot (to include the 15% buyer’s premium), shall be donated to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital. St. Jude’s is one of the finest hospitals in North America today for the research and care of children afflicted with cancer. We hope that you will consider competing on this lot, we consider it to be an extremely worthwhile cause and we have dedicated ourselves to include similar lots in every single one of our auctions, the proceeds of which will be donated to St. Jude’s. Thank you for your participation. CONDITION: Very good. 8-87112 JDJ1 (300-400)

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SCARCE SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE ENGRAVED MARLIN MODEL 1895 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 140959. Cal. 45-70. Beautiful deluxe rifle with 26″ oct to rnd bbl, half magazine, takedown, with ivory bead combination front sight and Marlin semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with nicely figured, straight grain American walnut, “G” style checkered with 28-lines per inch and a carved ribbon through the center of the forearm & grip. Buttstock has a serpentine grip cap and a Marlin hard rubber buttplate with intertwined company initials. Receiver is engraved by Conrad Ulrich in Style 2 with the large vignette of a running bull elk & hound on left side and a standing doe on right side with light foliate arabesque patterns fore & aft with various border patterns. Top & bottom of receiver, top tang, takedown ring, forend cap and exposed flats of bbl over chamber area are engraved to match. Left side of upper tang, under the wood, is stamped with matching SN which is also found in top tang channel of buttstock. Accompanied by a Marlin Firearms Co. Records letter which identifies this rifle in cal. 45-70 with 26″ half oct bbl, half magazine, takedown with pistol grip shipped May 20, 1897. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms only about 18,000 of these scarce rifles were produced in the period 1895-1917 in seven different calibers, both standard & deluxe with various configurations. CONDITION: Fine, all matching. Bbl retains about 95% strong orig blue, thin on each side of muzzle, with only sharp edge wear and a couple of nicks elsewhere with some thinning also over the chamber area at the carry point; receiver retains faded case colors in sheltered areas, mostly having faded to silver; hammer retains moderately faded case colors, dark on top edge; lever retains faded case colors on sides, turned silver on outer faces; wood is sound with a few, very minor nicks & scratches with one small bruise on forearm; buttstock retains about 60-70% orig oil finish, showing wear around the wrist; forearm retains about 40% orig oil finish with balance a hand worn patina showing heavy wear on bottom rear; checkering overall on stock & forearm shows moderate to heavy wear. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with some light orange peel effect. 4-45041 JR (15,000-20,000)

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SCARCE SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE MARLIN MODEL 1895 TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 140952. Cal. 40-65. Beautiful deluxe Marlin with 28″ oct to rnd bbl, half magazine, takedown, with Lyman ivory bead front sight and Marlin semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with very highly figured, center crotch, flame & shell grain American walnut with “B” style checkered forearm and serpentine pistol grip stock with “M.F.A.Co” embossed Marlin hard rubber buttplate. Receiver is engraved by Conrad Ulrich in style 2 which consists of the large oval vignette of a running bull elk & hound in a very detailed forest scene on left side and the small vignette of a standing cow elk on right side. Both vignettes have light foliate arabesque patterns fore & aft with multiple border patterns. Top & bottom of receiver, top tang, lever boss, takedown ring, forend cap & exposed flats of bbl over chamber area are engraved to match. Left side of upper tang, under the wood, is stamped with the matching SN which number is also found in top tang channel of the buttstock. Accompanied by a Marlin Firearms Co. letter which identifies this rifle in cal. 40-65 with 26″ oct bbl, pistol grip stock, takedown, shipped June 10, 1897, returned for repairs April 30, 1900 and altered to a 28″ half oct bbl in cal. 40-65, takedown, half magazine & pistol grip stock, as found today. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms only about 18,000 of these scarce rifles were produced in the period 1895 to 1917 in seven different calibers, both standard & deluxe in a variety of configurations. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 98% strong orig blue with only the hint of sharp edge wear; receiver retains 60-70% orig case colors, strong in sheltered areas, faded on right side, stronger on left side; top & bottom of receiver and top tang retain faded case colors; bottom tang retains bright case colors; hammer retains bright case colors, turned silver on top edge; lever retains most of its orig case colors, bright to very bright on sides and in sheltered areas, fading on outer faces & loop; wood is sound with a very few, very light nicks & scratches, a small bruise on forearm and overall retains about all of its very bright piano varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-45040 JR502 (15,000-20,000)

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*SPECTACULAR FACTORY ENGRAVED & INSCRIBED DELUXE MARLIN MODEL ’97 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 354174. Cal. 22. Wonderful little Marlin with 24″ tapered oct bbl, full magazine, ivory bead front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with beautiful, highly figured, shell grain American walnut with style “B” checkered forearm and serpentine grip stock with orig hard rubber buttplate. Inside top tang channel of buttstock is stamped with matching SN. Receiver & forend cap are beautifully engraved by Conrad Ulrich in #2 style which consists of the large vignette of a running whitetail buck being chased by a wolf through a forest scene. Right side has a smaller vignette of a standing bull elk in a mountain scene. Both vignettes are surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns with wavelet borders. Top left side of receiver is engraved, also by Mr. Ulrich, in period script “N.B. Miller”. Engraving extends over top of receiver, over chamber area of bbl, top tang & forend cap. Deluxe Model ’97s are scarce, engraved ones are rare and inscribed engraved examples are extremely rare. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 95% crisp orig blue with scattered spots of pin prick pitting; receiver retains virtually all of its brilliant, fiery case colors and the hammer moderately faded case colors; lever retains bright case colors on sides, moderately to heavily faded on outer faces. Wood is sound with a very few, very light nicks & scratches and retains virtually all of its crisp orig varnish with the feathery raised grain look. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-46115 JR240 (12,500-17,500)

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EXTREMELY RARE DELUXE ENGRAVED MARLIN MODEL 1889 LEVER ACTION “WORLD’S FAIR” LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 87993. Cal. 38 WCF (38-40). Outstanding Model ’89 Marlin with special order 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, Lyman front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with spectacular center crotch, flame grain American walnut with B-style checkered forearm and serpentine pistol grip buttstock with “MFA CO” embossed hard rubber buttplate. SN is found in usual place on bottom of receiver, on left side of top tang under the wood and inside top tang channel of the buttstock. Receiver is beautifully engraved in about #2 style by Conrad Ulrich with the large vignette of a standing whitetail buck in a very detailed forest scene on the left side. Right side has the small vignette of a whitetail buck feeding on a tree branch standing in a very detailed forest scene, all surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns with multiple borders. Engraving extends over top & bottom of receiver and top tang with small panels on the sides of the lever boss. Receiver, lever & forend cap are gold plated, probably over silver. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle in caliber 38, shipped Aug. 17, 1894 and marked “WORLDS FAIR”. Also accompanied by a listing of research information from the Marlin Factory serial number records (currently available at the Cody Firearms Museum) which states that there are only four rifles noted in the official records as being marked for “World’s Fair”. This rifle is the first listed, by SN. The other three rifles, so noted in the records, are also Models 1889 in 32 caliber, two of which were manufactured in Dec. 1894 and the other in May 1895, leading one to speculate that these rifles were for the 1895 Atlanta World’s Fair. According to Marlin Firearms, Brophy, there were a total of 55,119 Model 1889 rifles & carbines manufactured in the period 1889 to 1903. Of that total only 3,729 had 26″ bbls and only 2,296 had pistol grips. There is no indication of the number of engraved rifles, however the likelihood is that there were very few engraved and of those extraordinarily few had special finishes. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl retains 95-96% strong orig finish turning a little plum; magazine tube retains strong blue in sheltered areas with the outer radius turning plum; forend cap retains small traces of gold finish being mostly a plummy brown patina; receiver retains 40-50% thin gold wash with silver showing through elsewhere, showing wear on front edges, top & bottom which is now light brown patina; bottom tang retains strong gold wash; lever retains traces of gold wash & silver plating being mostly a dark patina. Wood is sound with a few light nicks & scratches showing moderate to heavy wear and retains about 90% strong orig varnish showing hand wear at rear end of forearm. Mechanics are crisp, very bright shiny bore. This is a truly rare rifle and probably one of a kind. 4-36691 JR278 (15,000-20,000)

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MARLIN 1893 DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 158235. Cal 38-55. 28″ Octagon to rnd bbl having folding leaf rear sight and Beach combination front sight. Tang is fitted with a flexible combination sight. Finish is blued with case colored hammer and lever. Half magazine configuration with pistol grip stock having second type hard rubber buttplate. Stock and forearm are fashioned of standard walnut with style A checkering. Rifle is accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter confirming configuration of rifle as described and stating, “Date shipped: November 30, 1897.” CONDITION: Bbl and magazine tube have 90% orig. blue. Receiver has over 90% bright blue with small spots of corrosion along lower edges. Hammer and trigger guard retain 60% case colors. Stock and forearm have some checkering wear and handling marks with touched up finish. Stock has a repair at toe. Very good bright bore. 4-36689 DS (4,000-6,000)

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OUTSTANDING SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE MARLIN MODEL 1893 TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 164549. Cal. 30-30. Deluxe half nickel ’93 with 26″ oct to rnd bbl, half magazine, Sheard-style front sight with German silver bead and slightly modified semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with very nicely figured flame & feather grain American walnut with A-style checkering, a serpentine grip cap and Marlin Safety embossed hard rubber buttplate. Receiver, lever, takedown ring and forend cap are nickel finished. Trigger is fire-blued and hammer is color case hardened. Special order Marlins, while not uncommon, are unusual to say the least and half nickel rifles such as this one are a great rarity. They were usually created for a special presentation or for someone of importance or just as likely for a show performer. Few of these rifles survive today with high orig finish. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 98% strong orig factory blue. Receiver & other nickel parts retain virtually all of their orig factory nickel with some pinprick flaking on forend cap. Wood is sound with minor handling & storage nicks & scratches and retains virtually all of its orig factory varnish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore, possibly unfired. 4-46965 JR264 (5,000-8,000)

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SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE MARLIN LEVER ACTION 1893 RIFLE. SN 143651. Cal 38-55. 26″ octagon to rnd bbl fitted with Rocky Mountain rear sight and Beach combination front sight. Features of this fine rifle include case colored action and half magazine. Stocks of select American walnut with good figure in the butt section having style A checkering and crescent buttplate. Bbl has standard roll markings. Top tang marked “Model 1893.” CONDITION: Bbl and magazine tube have over 90% orig blue. Action has 70% lightly visible case colors. Stock and forearm have light checkering wear with scattered handling marks in good finish. Bore has good rifling with spots of light pitting. 4-46727 DS17 (3,500-5,500)

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*MARLIN MODEL 93 SHORT RIFLE. SN A2440. Cal. 30-30. 20″ Tapered oct bbl with standard rear side with wide V-notch, and long German silver blade front. Case hardened action. Curved steel buttplate. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbl retains 90% + orig blue, silvered on high edges. Action retains nearly all of its dark case color, with considerable amount of orig varnish. Stocks retain nearly all of their orig finish. Bore is excellent. 4-46178 MGM355 (3,000-5,000)

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EXTRAORDINARILY FINE MARLIN MODEL 1895 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 183026. Cal. 45-90. Standard grade rifle with 28″ oct bbl, full magazine, German silver Rocky Mountain front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Receiver is color case hardened and it is mounted with very highly figured, uncheckered American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate. The SN was observed in the usual place on bottom of receiver and also on left side of top tang under the wood, in top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Consignor has provided research which shows that only 5,289 Model 1895 Marlins are listed in the records which end in Dec. 1906. Of that total, 1,006 are listed in caliber 45-90 and only 488 had 28″ bbls. The majority of the production had oct bbls. He states also that the 45-90 caliber is the largest cartridge Marlin chambered in their rifles. He additionally shows that the Model 1895 was continued in production until 1916, however those records are unrecorded and he speculates that there are probably more than the 5,289 recorded Models 1895. Regardless of the numbers this is a magnificent example of the Model 1895 Marlin. CONDITION: Extraordinarily fine, all matching and probably unfired. Bbl & magazine tube retain 99%+ crisp orig factory blue and the forearm cap about 99% bright orig factory blue; receiver, lever, hammer & buttplate retain brilliant orig case colors, lightly faded on outer faces of lever and bottom of receiver. Stock has a couple of small gouges with a few minor nicks and another small gouge in forearm and overall retains about all of its brilliant orig factory varnish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, probably unfired. 4-36692 JR277 (7,500-12,500)

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TRULY UNIQUE VERY FIRST SAVAGE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 1. Cal. 45-70. Built on a Martini-style action by A.W. Savage on his patent July 12, 1887. It has a 33-1/8″ rnd bbl with rectangular front sight base/bayonet lug, missing rear sight. Receiver is flat sided with Martini-style falling block, a fixed trigger guard and Martini-style lever whose tip fits into a recess in bottom of buttstock. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with full length forearm and two bbl bands with Springfield-style slotted head ramrod. Bottom of stock and upper bbl band have sling wires and it has a color case hardened musket buttplate without trap. Bottom front of trigger plate has a sliding trap door used for loading the magazine & buttstock. Magazine is loaded by holding the lever forward and pressing four cartridges against the spring loaded follower through the bolt into the magazine. Releasing forward pressure on the lever allows the bolt to move upward which positions the bolt to allow for single shot shooting. Receiver is fitted with dual extractors which move at different rates. Left receiver moves slowly and more powerfully to do the initial extraction while the right extractor moves more rapidly to eject the empty casing out of the chamber and action. Each side of receiver has a milled slot which apparently was to partially view internal working parts. The bbl & bands are similar to working military rifles of that day and are probably recycled from other rifles. Left side of bbl, just forward of receiver, is stamped with SN “1”. The rear sight has been missing since it was first discovered in about 1952 by well known collector Robert F. Rubendunst at a black powder shooting match at Friendship, IN. In Feb. 1981 Mr. Rubendunst showed Mr. Robert N. Sears this rifle which he quickly identified as Arthur Savage’s first patent model when compared to the orig patent drawings. This rifle was the subject of a 5-page article by Robert N. Sears which appeared in Volume 1 of the NRA Gun Collecting Review in 1983. Mr. Sears researched and detailed the early life of Arthur William Savage (1857-1938) and his development of the Savage repeating rifles. He shows this rifle, disassembled, exposing the unique buttstock magazine along with the patent drawings. This rifle was among several prototypes of Savage rifles which were the subject of another 5-page article by Mr. Sears wherein he again details the information about Mr. Savage and this rifle, along with others. In one of the articles he speculates that this rifle was built at Colt as were Mr. Savage’s later prototype rifles. He speculates that this rifle was completed or at least was in the process of being made when Mr. Savage applied for the patent on June 8, 1887. This is truly a unique and one of a kind, original Savage rifle suitable for the most advanced private or museum collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl & bbl bands retain about 98% strong orig blue; receiver retains 75-80% strong orig blue with a thin blue/gray spot on left side and a smaller one on right side with candy striping on both sides; lever retains faded case colors and the buttplate bright case colors. Wood is sound with a few light nicks & scratches and a couple of dings and overall retains about all of its orig oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-46284 LM430 (30,000-50,000)

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*RARE ENGRAVED PROTOTYPE SAVAGE MODEL 99F LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 764145. Cal. 308. Beautiful featherweight 99 with 22″ lightweight tapered rnd bbl, sheared front sight on ramp with Marbles folding leaf rear sight and a locking Lyman tang sight. The caliber marking over the chamber area is hand stamped. It is mounted with extraordinary flame and shell grain American walnut with rounded forearm that has checkered kidney shaped panels on each side. Buttstock has shield shaped checkered raised side panels and a checkered, capped pistol grip with serrated blued steel buttplate. Receiver is beautifully engraved with semi-relief vignettes of a grizzly bear standing at a tree in an extremely detailed forest scene. Right side is likewise engraved with a crouching mountain lion also in an extremely detailed forest scene with both panels surrounded by very well executed, fine foliate arabesque patterns that has a very fine stippled background. Bottom of receiver is equally beautifully engraved with raised intertwined initials that appear to be “CBE” or some combination thereof, which is also surrounded by extremely fine foliate arabesque patterns. Engraving extends over the top of the receiver and top tang. Bolt is jeweled and it has a brass cartridge counter rotary magazine. Screw heads are all engraved. Top of receiver has a cocked indicator and is factory drilled and tapped for scope bases. The prototype part of this rifle is the caliber which at the time this rifle was mfg. was not being offered. Consignor obtained this rifle when Savage was on the verge of bankruptcy many years ago and sold their R&D Room, which included this rifle. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all matching incl bbl, forearm, buttstock and buttplate, appears to be new and unfired. Retaining virtually all of its bright orig finish with brilliant case colors on lever and bright blue on bbl and receiver. Wood is sound with 1 or 2 tiny little nicks and retains virtually all of its satin orig finish. Mechanics are crisp. Brilliant shiny bore. 4-46889 JR297 (6,000-10,000)

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*RARE SAVAGE MODEL 1899D TAKEDOWN LIGHTWEIGHT LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 113187. Cal. 303 Savage. Beautiful lightweight rifle with 20″ tapered extra light bbl with German silver ramp-mounted front sight and sporting rear sight missing elevator & screw. Mounted with extremely beautiful shell & feather grain American walnut with fleur-de-lis and ribbon carved schnable tip forearm that has two styles of checkering, one about 24-lines per inch and the other about 32-lines per inch. Buttstock has a straight grip with matching checkering & carving on the wrist chedkered in about 24-lines per inch and raised side panels that are checkered in about 32-lines per inch. Buttplate is orig hard rubber with “SAVAGE QUALITY” and Indian logo in the center. Lever is color case hardened and the bolt is polished bright. Receiver is spectacularly engraved by Enoch Tue with the small rnd vignette of a wounded bull elk in a very detailed mountain scene on left side and the small rnd vignette of a running deer through a field scene with a very detailed tree & vegetation on right side. Both vignettes are surrounded by extremely fine foliate arabesque patterns. Rear edges of receiver are engraved in block shaped borders and the entire receiver & lever boss are outlined in blank counterpoint with the majority balance of receiver beautifully purled in very very fine patterns. Consignor states that this rifle came from a family northwest of Phoenix, AZ and that it had been passed down through three generations from the grandfather who had bought it new. They all hunted with it but grandfather had made a rule that they could not hunt with it in rain or snow. But when someone told the brothers that this rifle was not a heavy enough caliber for elk or bear they traded it to a friend of the consignor for two pre-64 Model 70 Winchester 30-06 rifles. Consignor was able to purchase it from that gentleman. Accompanied by an old vinyl & canvas sleeve. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching. Bbl & receiver retain 95-97% strong orig factory blue with muzzle edge wear and a couple of light wear spots forward of the forearm and around edges of forearm under the wood; receiver shows only light sharp edge wear and some thinning on the bottom; lever retains strong faded case colors on sides, turned silver on outer faces. Forearm has a chip near the right front edge and a couple of small chips in the buttplate, with small crack in right side of wrist and a few nicks, scratches & gouges and a small series of grain checks in the right side of the buttstock and overall retains 95-96% strong, orig piano varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, very bright shiny bore. Canvas sleeve is fine. 4-47003 JR354 (10,000-15,000)

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Revised: 9/24/2012

Additional Information: Wood is not matching numbered to the rifle. Rifle is #5608. Stock & Buttplate is #33568 and the Forearm is not numbered.

*SPECIAL ORDER SAVAGE 1895 LEVER ACTION RIFLE BY MARLIN. SN 5608. Cal 303 Savage. 26″ oct bbl fitted with Rocky Mountain rear sight with Rocky Mountain knife edge front sight. Tang has Marbles flexible combination sight. Blued finish with case colored lever. This rifle is furnished with stocks of fancy American black walnut. Schnabel forearm and pistol grip stock have grade B checking as typically supplied on Leader and Victor grade rifles. Stock has S-shaped uncapped pistol grip with perch belly and is fitted with crescent steel buttplate. CONDITION: Bbl has 90-95% orig blue. Receiver has 40-50% flaking blue. Lever and buttplate have traces of case colors in protected areas blending with patina. Stock and forearm have areas of blistering and lifting orig finish with light checkering wear and scattered handling marks. Forearm has 2 cracks on right side near tip. Action is sound and smooth. Bore has slightly darkened appearance in grooves. 4-46166 DS24 (3,500-5,500)

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*SAVAGE 1899-A RIFLE BELONGING TO THE LINDBERG KIDNAPPER. SN 79333. Cal 303 Savage. Bbl 26″ of rnd configuration fitted with Rocky Mountain rear sight and nickel silver knife edge Rocky Mountain front sight. Front and rear receiver ring each have 2 open holes for scope attachment. Top tang has 2 holes with filler screws for sight attachment. This rifle has added sling stud in toe line of stock with bbl mounted forward sling stud. Stocking is of standard walnut with Schnabel forearm and straight grip stock having crescent steel butt. Accompanying the rifle is a notarized affidavit from consignor giving history of his grandfather as a hunting guide in the Moscow, Maine area. Further stating “In the fall of 1932 Bruno Hauptmann and other men hired his grandfather, Earl Lister, for a week to guide them on a hunting expedition in the Moscow area.” At the end of the week Bruno Hauptmann informed the guide that he had no money to pay for guiding services and agreed to leave his rifle until he was able to make payment. Bruno Hauptmann never returned to redeem the rifle and on September 19, 1934 was arrested and charged with the kidnapping and murder of Charles Lindbergh, Junior. The trial that followed was called the “Trial of the Century” and resulted in conviction. Bruno Hauptmann was executed on April 3rd, 1936. Also accompanying the rifle is a photo of Bruno Hauptmann with Earl Lister and other members of the hunting party as well as biographical information pertaining to Bruno Hauptmann. CONDITION: Bbl has dull blue fading to patina. Action has traces of blue in protected areas blending with patina. Lever has traces of case colors with spots of very light pitting. Stock has a repair on left side of wrist. Stock and forearm are refinished with heavy handling marks and wear. Bore is dark. 4-45678 DS23 (5,000-10,000)

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1217

*SAVAGE 29-A PRE WWII SLIDE ACTION RIFLE. SN 16869. Cal 22 S, L, LR. Standard pre war features including oct bbl of 24″ length and checkered stocks. Stocks are of select walnut. This rifle is equipped with Savage combination tang sight with folding leaf rear sight and brass bead front sight. Rifle is accompanied by original two-piece box having green and white label and containing cleaning rod. Box is in good shape with darkened appearance, slightly faded label having proper cardboard dividers. CONDITION: Bbl and action retain about 95% orig blue. Stock and forearm have sharp checkering, good original finish with scattered handling marks and scratches. Crisp mechanics. Good bright bore. 4-46170 DS15 (750-1,250)

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1218

*RARE AND UNUSUAL SAVAGE .380 M1907 PISTOL. SN 2190R. Cal. .380 ACP. This early Type 1 .380 pistol with all standard markings and hard rubber Savage grips, differs from normal production in that the bbl is 5″ long, and the round turned part forward of the frame is 3″ long. There is also a unique military style lanyard ring attached to bottom of grip. Pistol comes with a single magazine. Gun is purportedly a tool room military prototype w/ experimental long bbl and modified frame purchased from the factory, by an employee in the bluing shop, sometime in the 1930s. The gun passed to the consignor many years later. PROVENANCE: Affidavit from the consignor stating the history of the gun as he knows it. CONDITION: Very fine, retaining 75 – 80% orig blue, with some silvering on sharp edges overall, thinning and flaking slightly at grips. There is some fairly deep pitting mostly on right side at front of frame and on front portion of bbl. A ring of pits surrounds bbl about 1″ in front of frame from bbl extension, much of this appears to be under orig blue. Bore is very good with some light pitting. Top of front sight blade has been taken down a bit. Pistol appears to function well. 4-46167 MGM279 (750-1,250)

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1219

RARE SMITH & WESSON VOLCANIC SMALL FRAME PISTOL. SN 319. Cal. 31. This gun exhibits a 4-3/16″ bbl, which is properly marked “CAST-STEEL/SMITH & WESSON, NORWICH, CT/PATENT/FEB. 14, 1854” over the top three flats and left side flat. SN 319 is found on several parts including lever, frame and both stocks internally. Gun appears all original though no further disassembly was effected to check for additional matching numbers. Frame and backstrap are florally engraved typical of other guns in this series. Gun retains none of its orig finish though metal exhibits a smooth gray surface overall. These scarce guns based, on Smith & Wesson’s patents, were made in 1854 & 1855 in both large and small frame varieties of which about 1,200 guns were produced. Norm Flayderman states, in his iconic “Guide To American Arms”, “An important pioneer arm to both Smith & Wesson and Winchester collectors, the quite limited production total makes these pistols highly prized and difficult to obtain”. CONDITION: This gun overall is in good condition being overall gray with scattered areas of staining and pitting. There are numerous small dents and scratches, especially at junction of loading gate. Spring loaded guide is stiff and difficult to seat as there is slight bend at end of its track. Stocks are fine and solid retaining about half of their original varnish finish with several scattered small dings and dents. Mechanics are fine and functional with strong bright bore with some scattered very fine pitting. 4-41547 JS (10,000-15,000)

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1220

RARE VOLCANIC ARMS NO.2 NAVY LEVER ACTION PISTOL WITH HISTORY TO INDIAN WARS MEDAL OF HONOR WINNER, GEORGE E. ALBEE. SN 1673. Cal. 41. Pistol is usual Navy size configuration with 8″ oct bbl that has integral magazine, with German silver pin front sight and fixed rear sight. Top flat of bbl has a sharp 3-line Volcanic Arms address. Mounted with 2-pc smooth varnished walnut grips numbered to this pistol inside the right grip. SN is found on right side of buttstrap under the grip and left side has assembly number “1”. SN is also found on right side of lever with assembly number “1” on left side. No additional disassembly was effected to check for additional matching numbers. This pistol originated from the collection of Capt. George E. Albee who apparently acquired it around 1870 to become part of his, apparently, rather extensive arms collection. At some time in the period after he died in 1918 the collection wound up in storage at Washington College, Chestertown, MD. A 1975 inventory of the collection listed this pistol as Item 3A which was attached to the Chancery Order No. 6442 of the Circuit Court for Kent County, MD, dated 14 July 1977, ordering that the collection of George Albee Firearms in storage at the college be returned to his descendant, Mr. Carey Strong Selby. On July 30, 1979 Mr. Selby sold this pistol to renowned author, historian & collector/dealer, Norm Flayderman. All of this information is detailed in a letter from Mr. Flayderman to the current owner. George E. Albee was born in New Hampshire in 1845 and enlisted in Company G Wisconsin 1st U.S. Sharpshooters (Berdan Sharpshooters) in June 1862. He was wounded later that year and was medically discharged on Oct. 22, 1862. In Dec. 1863 he re-enlisted as a Private in the 3rd Wisconsin Artillery and in March 1864 was appointed 2nd Lieutenant in the 36th Wisconsin Infantry. He was promoted to 1st Lieutenant Jan. 1865 and mustered out July 12, 1865. He was appointed 2nd Lieutenant in the regular infantry in Sept. 1865 and mustered out Oct. 1866. He was again appointed 2nd Lieutenant in the 41st Infantry July 1867, promoted to 1st Lieutenant Nov. 1867 and transferred to the 24th Infantry, serving on the Western frontier fighting Indians in Texas. In Sept. 1869 and again Oct. 28 & 29, 1869 Lt. Albee and his unit were involved in a major action against hostile Indians on the Brazos River in Texas for which action he was awarded the Medal of Honor. He retired as 1st Lieutenant in June 1878 and was advanced to the rank of Captain on the retired list in April 1904 and died March 1918. Apparently some time before his retirement in 1878 Mr. Albee became interested in firearms and built a sizable collection. Upon retirement he was employed by Winchester in developing the Hotchkiss rifle. He became a company exhibition shooter and won the Lorillard Rapidity Match at Creedmoor, Long Island in 1882 firing 20 shots in 60 seconds at 200 yards without a miss. Mr. Albee apparently kept a journal of his service fighting Indians in Texas and reported some of the exploits in the Wisconsin State Journal in 1874. Details of Mr. Albee’s life are found in the book Volcanic Firearms, Predecessor to the Winchester Rifle, by Edmund Lewis and Stephen Rutter, where this pistol is also illustrated along with a photo of George Albee wearing his Medal of Honor and a photo of his actual Medal. One additional note is that Mr. Albee is known to have received at least two patents, one for a magazine firearm on Dec. 14, 1886 that appears to be a pump action rifle and the other a rifle sight patented April 30, 1907, copies of which accompany this pistol. PROVENANCE: George E. Albee Collection; Carey Strong Selby; Norm Flayderman; Edmund Lewis Collection CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 95% strong, bright orig blue with some light rust & pitting on right side and a few freckles on left side; frame & sideplates retain crisp sharp edges with a dark mustard patina; lever retains about 75% orig blue. Right grip has a hairline in bottom edge adjacent to the locator pin hole and another near the top edge, otherwise grips are sound showing light edge wear, a few very fine nicks & scratches and retain most of their crisp orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore, appears to be unfired. 4-46815 (30,000-40,000)

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1221

UNIQUE VOLCANIC ARMS NAVY SIZE LEVER ACTION PISTOL WITH ADDRESS ON LEFT SIDE. SN 86. Cal. 38. This is the only Volcanic lever action navy pistol noted with the placement of bbl markings “THE VOLCANIC / REPEATING ARMS CO. / PATENT NEW HAVEN CONN. FEB. 14. 1854″ on the left bbl flat as opposed to all other specimens with maker’s mark on top we are aware of. Other than placement of markings, this gun conforms to standard configuration with 8” oct bbl that has integral magazine tube. Front sight is the orig iron pinched pin with fixed rear sight dovetailed in top flat of frame. Frame is gun metal brass and mounted with 2-pc uncheckered straight grain walnut grips numbered to this pistol. SN was observed on left side of butt strap under grip, on lever, inside both sideplates and on the bolt. This is your opportunity to buy the only Volcanic Navy pistol which can be displayed on its side with maker’s mark visible. CONDITION: This gun is very good to fine overall. Bbl & magazine tube retain traces of orig finish near the frame with the balance a mottled silver/brown patina with fine pinprick pitting. Frame & sideplates retain strong sharp edges with scattered small dings, dents and scratches with small areas of a grainy appearance which appear to be casting flaws on the left side of frame near grips. Grips are sound, solid and well fit with small filled repair on bottom butt of right grip and some edge wear. Grips retain much of their re-varnished finish. Mechanics are fine. Bore retains good, crisp rifling with areas of pitting. 4-46621 JS160 (22,500-32,500)

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1222

RARE VOLCANIC ARMS PISTOL/CARBINE. SN 313. Cal. 38. This rare volcanic pistol carbine conforms in configuration to other known examples with 16-1/2″ oct bbl with integral full magazine and brass pin front sight. Orig wheel elevation rear sight is in a dovetailed slot on top flat of the frame. Top flat of bbl is marked “THE VOLCANIC / REPEATING ARMS CO. / PATENT NEW HAVEN, CONN. FEB. 14 1854”. Frame & sideplates are gun metal brass and it is mounted with 2-pc uncheckered walnut grips numbered to this pistol. Butt strap is fitted with a knurled thumb screw and has a hole in the heel of the back strap to accommodate attachment of a separate buttstock not found with this gun. The SN was observed on left side of butt strap under grip, inside both grips and on the bolt. Gun was not further disassembled to look for serial numbers, but this gun appears orig and complete. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms only a few of these pistol/carbines were produced in the period 1855-1857. There are probably less than 10 of these carbines in this configuration. This is a nice honest, authentic & complete example. CONDITION: This gun overall is in very good to fine condition. Bbl & magazine tube are a dark plum/brown patina with areas of staining and pitting. Frame & sideplates have a yellow mustard patina with scattered small dings, dents and scratches. Grips are sound and solid and are slightly shrunk such that there is a gap between grip and frame. Grips retain about 60% of their orig varnish finish. There is about a 1/2″ chip repair on inside toe of left grip on butt. Gun functions mechanically well and bore exhibits crisp, well defined rifling with scattered pitting. 4-46275 JS161 (20,000-30,000)

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1222A
Revised: 9/17/2012

Please Note: The small wood UMC box included here is used to store the rare Volcanic bullets.

EXTRAORDINARILY RARE LACQUERED TIN FOR 200 NO. 1 PISTOL CARTRIDGES FOR THE VOLCANIC PISTOL. This exceedingly rare tin measures 4-1/4″ x 2-3/8″ x 1-1/8″, of light tin construction with lacquered exterior and no external label. Label, as it should be, is inside the lid with correct printing & layout with the date “AUGUST 8TH, 1854”. Box is accompanied by 75 of these extremely rare, orig, live cartridges and one bullet missing its primer & charge. Occasionally one of these cartridges will turn up and very rarely a lid or bottom of a box will come to light, but a complete orig box with this many rds of orig ammunition is an extreme rarity. CONDITION: Box is fine with a few minor nicks & chips in the lacquer coating with wear on the bottom; label shows bug damage around the edges affecting the border but none of the lettering; cartridges are in a separate box and are all extremely fine with some minor oxidation on five or six of loose rds. This is probably a once in a lifetime opportunity to own such a box and this many rds of ammunition. 4-46191 JR363 (10,000-15,000)

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1222B
Revised: 9/24/2012

Correction: Cartridges are wrong for this box, it should be short case with raised “H” headstamp and have pointed bullets.

Correction: Please Note: The description is correct. Photo is incorrect. See photo for 1222D for images of this rare Henry ammo and box.

SCARCE EARLY BOX OF NEW HAVEN ARMS 44 RIMFIRE HENRY AMMUNITION. Very early full box of New Haven Arms 44 Henry ammunition with small green label with black lettering and decorative border. Box has plastic wrap and was not checked for contents. According to One Hundred Years of Winchester Cartridge Boxes, Giles & Shuey, 1856-1956, this style of box is second in rarity only to the black label boxes and was produced 1862-1863. CONDITION: Very good. Label is mostly intact showing moderate wear with all legends & information completely legible; label shows heavy fading, soil & water staining; bottom of box has a piece of paper tape on each side edge, otherwise box appears to be completely intact. 4-46192 JR360 (5,000-8,000)

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1222C
Revised: 9/17/2012

Correction: Please Note: Description is correct for this lot, but photo is incorrect. See photo with 1222B for correct image.

RARE BOX OF WINCHESTER 44 RF HENRY CARTRIDGES. According to the book One Hundred Years of Winchester Cartridge Boxes, 1856-1956, Giles & Shuey, this box was probably produced in the early 1870s with bright green label which wraps over the end of the top and is marked “44 FLAT”. Top label has straight borders and a line drawing of the cartridge. Referenced publication states that this is the only Winchester box of which they are aware that has the over-end labeling. CONDITION: Very good. Lid has paper tape repairs inside & out with all parts intact; bottom is completely intact; label is bright & sharp with only very light soil. Ammo is clean with lightly oxidized bullets. 4-46193 JR361 (3,000-5,000)

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1222D
Revised: 9/17/2012

Correction: Please Note: Description is correct for all boxes, however image is not. The middle box illustrated in the photo is not part of this lot. The correct box is illustrated with description 1222C.

LOT OF THREE BOXES OF 44 RIMFIRE HENRY AMMUNITION. 1) One full box of Winchester 44 Flats with dark green label, black lettering and the line drawing of a cartridge. Label is standard printing with the notation “For the / Winchester Rifle Model 1866”. Box has orange end labels with large red “W” over-printed “.44 FLAT / RIM FIRE”. According to the book One Hundred Years of Winchester Cartridge Boxes, 1856-1956, Giles & Shuey, this box is from the early 1920s with modest rarity; 2) Full sealed box of Remington UMC 44 Henry Flat Rimfire cartridges. Box has a pea green label with black lettering, a line drawing of the cartridge and the red & white Remington UMC logo. Box has a matching green band with ends marked similar to the top plus “BLACK POWDER”. Bottom of box has an orange “GUARANTEE” label in English & Spanish. 3) Identical to #2 above with one complete end flap missing. CONDITION: 1) Fine. Box is plastic wrapped but appears to be intact with completely legible label & end flaps; top label is dark with moderate soil; sides & bottom of box also have moderate soil; 2) Full & completely sealed with labels completely legible showing moderate soil & light wear; 3) Good. Top label is bright & legible with light soil; band has been cut open with the aforementioned missing end label; body of box shows moderate soil; all three boxes are plastic wrapped and the ammunition was not checked. 4-46194 JR362 (4,000-6,000)

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RARE IRON FRAME HENRY MODEL 1860 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 197. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Usual configuration with 24-1/4″ oct bbl with integral magazine tube and slightly altered orig German silver front sight with 1,000 yard Henry ladder rear sight, missing its slide. Henry’s Patent and New Haven arms 2-line address are of the small letter type and completely legible. Receiver & sideplates are of iron with a second dovetail in the top flat of the receiver. Mounted with nicely figured, slab-sawed American walnut that has a bottom mounted sling swivel with a sling loop on right side of bbl. SN was observed in the usual place on the top flat of the bbl between rear sight & receiver. It is also found on left side of lower tang, under the wood, inside top tang channel of buttstock and inside buttplate tang. Buttstock has the large hole for wood cleaning rod and also has a groove down the bottom of the hole. Top of the rnd section of the bbl, under the rotating sleeve, is marked with assembly number “146” which number is also found on rear face of rotating sleeve. Right side of rotating sleeve is screw-mounted with a saber bayonet lug. All screws are matching numbered. Pages 184-186 of The Henry Rifle, Quick, pictures a similar bayonet lug on an early Henry rifle, similarly mounted on right side of rotating sleeve but of a longer style for the “Bahn Frei” bayonet. Both of the lugs utilize a similar catch with the one in the picture having the notch on the bottom vs. notch on the top of this rifle. Information contained in the referenced publication states that there were less than 400 of these iron frame Henrys produced very early in the production run with no. “355” the highest SN known. Mr. Quick also reports that the general consensus among knowledgeable collectors & dealers is that the iron frame & brass frame Henrys were produced simultaneously and that there were probably substantially less than 400 ever made. The chart in the referenced publication on pp. 54 & 55 show a duplication of 16 SNs between iron & brass frame rifles out of 167 rifles surveyed. This same panel of experts concluded that this duplication was simple bookkeeping errors. This rifle has all of the correct early features including the German silver front sight, 1,000 yard ladder rear sight, sharp radius at top rear of receiver, small loop finger lever without locking spur, slight perch belly stock and the large cleaning rod recess. CONDITION: Fine to very fine, all matching. Bbl retains a smooth even plum blue/brown patina with some mottling in the gullet on the right side; receiver retains a plummy blue/brown patina with silver patina showing through; top edges of sideplates are slightly battered as is the bottom of the carrier; trigger return spring has a replaced screw. Stock is sound with light nicks, dings & scratches and a chemical streak from the bottom tang to the buttplate and overall retains most of its fine orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with good shine and scattered pitting. 4-46197 JR257 (75,000-125,000)

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RARE EARLY MODEL 1860 HENRY LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 919. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Standard Henry rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl that has integral magazine tube, early style rounded top German silver front sight and 1st type 1,000 yard Henry ladder rear sight. Receiver has a second rear sight dovetail in the top flat and has the earlier sharp radius on the top rear edge. Buttstock has the early style slight perch belly and the early style brass buttplate with rounded heel and trap. Trapdoor is the larger size with a correspondingly larger hole in the buttstock for the accompanying 4-pc hickory & steel wiping rod. SN is on the top flat of the bbl between rear sight & frame, on the left side of the lower tang under the wood, in top tang channel of buttstock and inside tang of buttplate. Round section of the bbl, under rotating sleeve, has the assembly number “391” which number is also on rear face of rotating sleeve. All three tang screws and both buttplate screws are matching numbered to this rifle. PROVENANCE: Accompanied by a notarized letter from renowned Henry collector & dealer, Harold Dowd, stating that six Henry rifles, including this one, came from “The Roberts Collection out of Oregon in 1983”. Also accompanied by a hand written note over the signature of Ron Nisk stating that this rifle along with two others came from the “Roberts Collection”. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all matching. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 95% strong orig blue with only light sharp edge wear and some minor flaking just in front of frame; frame retains strong sharp edges with a few light marks on top edge of left sideplate and a few other very light nicks & scratches and retains a wonderful smooth medium to dark mustard patina; buttplate has a couple of nicks on the tang and retains a matching patina. Buttstock is sound with a few light nicks & scratches and retains about all of a fine restored varnish finish that has some light crinkling on right side. Mechanics are crisp, very bright shiny bore. 4-pc hickory & steel wiping rod is extremely fine with a couple of minor chips. 4-46748 JR260 (60,000-100,000)

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FINE EARLY MODEL 1860 HENRY LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 735. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Standard Henry rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl that has integral magazine tube, early rnd top German silver front sight and 1,000 yard Henry ladder rear sight. It has sharp Henry’s and New Haven Arms 2-line address. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut buttstock with 1st type brass buttplate with rounded heel and large hole in the stock under the butt trap for a wood cleaning rod. SN was observed in the usual place on the top flat of the bbl between the rear sight and receiver. Top of the bbl under the rotating sleeve is marked with assembly number “102” which number is also found on rear face of rotating sleeve. SN is also on the left side of the lower tang, under the wood, in the top tang channel of buttstock and inside heel of buttplate. Buttstock has the early feature of a slight perch belly and is without the “Henry bump”. All the screws are orig to this rifle with matching SNs and index perfectly. This is an all orig, very early Henry rifle. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching as noted above. Bbl retains traces of blue in gullets being mostly a mottled, plummy brown patina; receiver & sideplates mate perfectly with crisp sharp edges and retain a wonderful dark mustard patina; buttplate has a slightly lighter patina; hammer retains strong case colors on sides, turned dark on edges; lever is dark brown patina. Stock is sound with a small burn in the finish on the left side and a bruise on right side with scattered light nicks & scratches and retains about 95% strong orig varnish; bolt face is missing part of the firing pin, otherwise mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore with good shine and light pitting. This is a rare early model Henry in superior condition. 4-41513 JR254 (35,000-50,000)

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RARE IDENTIFIED MARTIALLY MARKED MODEL 1860 HENRY LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 9169. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Late martial Henry with usual 24-1/4″ oct bbl with integral magazine tube, late style squareback German silver front sight and 900 yard Henry ladder rear sight with slide retaining screw. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut buttstock with 2nd type brass buttplate with pointed heel and trap. Left side of wrist of buttstock has the tiny inspector initials “A.W.M”. Left side of buttstock has a factory sling swivel above the distinctive “Henry Bump” and a corresponding sling loop on left side of bbl. SN was observed on top flat of bbl between rear sight & frame, left side of lower tang under the wood, inside the top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Top of round part of bbl, under rotating sleeve is marked with assembly number “2351” which number is also on rear face of rotating sleeve. This rifle is a late or Type II martial Henry purchased by the government in about 1864 & 1865 and was part of the more than 600 Henry rifles purchased during that time frame. This rifle is listed by SN on p. 76 in the book The Historic Henry Rifle, Sword, as having been issued to the 3rd Regiment U.S. Veteran Volunteers. A letter from Springfield Research service disclosed that this rifle is listed in the company & regimental books of the 3rd U.S. Veteran Volunteer Infantry in the National Archives and discloses that it was issued to Pvt. Michael Link of Company B, 3rd U.S. Veteran Volunteers. This unit was organized in February & March of 1865 with the intended purpose of becoming an elite corps of shock troops under Gen. Hancock. However, in April 1865 when Gen. Lee surrendered they were left with little to do except garrison duty in the defense of Washington. The unit was mustered out of service on July 20, 1866. As part of their enlistment bonus they were allowed to retain their arms & accoutrements upon being discharged. Also accompanying is a packet of copies of Pvt. Link’s muster rolls which indicate that he initially enlisted Jan. 15, 1862 at Doylestown, PA in Company D, 104th Pennsylvania Infantry. He was mustered out Jan. 1, 1865. Additional muster rolls show that he volunteered and enlisted in Company B of the 3rd Regiment U.S. Veteran Volunteers on Feb. 17, 1865 and was mustered out Feb. 17, 1866 with the notation “This soldier is entitled to retain his arms and accoutrements and appendages without charge.” CONDITION: Very good to fine, all matching. Bbl & magazine tube retain blue in the gullets being an overall plum/brown patina with very fine surface rust; receiver & sideplates have light hammer marks on top & bottom edges with a few scattered small scratches showing sharp edges and retaining a dark mustard patina; buttplate is matching patina. Stock has a chipped & lightly splintered toe with a few nicks & scratches and a couple of small gouges and retains a dark hand worn patina with traces of orig finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with good shine and scattered pitting. 4-46967 JR259 (30,000-50,000)

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FINE MARTIALLY MARKED MODEL 1860 HENRY LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 3726. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Usual configuration with 24-1/4″ oct bbl that has integral magazine tube and squareback German silver front sight with a 900 yard Henry ladder rear sight, missing its slide. Receiver does not have a dovetail in top flat. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut buttstock. SN was observed in the usual place on top flat of bbl between rear sight and receiver. It is also found on the left side of lower tang under the wood, inside top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Top of bbl, under rotating sleeve, is marked with assembly number “337” which number is also found on rear face of rotating sleeve. Buttplate is early style with rounded heel and large hole in buttstock, under the trap which contains an orig 4-pc hickory & steel wiping rod. Right front side of receiver is marked with inspector initials “HH” with a corresponding “H” on right bbl flat along with inspector initials “C.G.C” (Charles G. Chapman). Right wrist of buttstock has a visible and mostly legible “CGC” cartouche. The right heel of the buttplate is marked with a tiny “H” inspector initial and there is another tiny “H” inspector initial adjacent on the buttstock. According to The Henry Rifle, Quick, there were an estimated 800 Henry rifles in the 3XXX serial range purchased by the U.S. Government and inspected in the manner described above. There were a total of 1,731 Henry rifles purchased by the government. The other approx. 931 Henry rifles purchased by the government were in other serial ranges, some of which are unknown as they were not inspected. The majority of these martial Henrys were issued to the 3rd Veteran Volunteer Regiment who were assigned to guard Washington. As part of their enlistment bonus they were allowed to retain their arms upon expiration of term of service. Numerous other Henry rifles were privately purchased by Civil War soldiers and officers with some entire units raising funds to arm themselves with Henry rifles. PROVENANCE: Accompanied by a letter dated Nov. 12, 2008 over the signature of renowned Henry collector & dealer, Harold Dowd, wherein he states that this rifle, along with several others, came from “The Robert’s Collection”. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl & rotating sleeve retain a dark attic brown patina with small spots of pitting with clear bbl address; receiver & sideplates retain a wonderful medium to dark mustard patina with only a few scattered small nicks & dents and shows moderate edge wear; lever & hammer are also a dark brown patina; buttplate is a matching dark mustard patina. Buttplate screws are matching numbered to this rifle, while the three tang screws are unnumbered, however are absolutely orig Henry screws. Buttstock is sound with numerous small nicks, dings & scratches and retains about all of an added finish. Cleaning rod has also been cleaned. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with good shine and scattered pitting. 4-46747 JR258 (30,000-50,000)

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MARTIALLY MARKED HENRY MODEL 1860 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 4611. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Usual configuration with 24-1/4″ oct bbl that has integral magazine tube and later type squareback German silver front sight with a 900 yard Henry ladder rear sight. Receiver does not have a dovetail in top flat. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut buttstock that has factory sling swivel on left side over the distinctive Henry bump and a sling loop on left side of bbl. It is accompanied by an orig Henry leather sling with brass buckle. SN was observed in the usual place on top flat of bbl between rear sight and receiver. It is also found on the left side of lower tang under the wood, inside top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Top of bbl, under rotating sleeve, is marked with assembly number “584” which number is also found on rear face of rotating sleeve. Buttplate is early style with rounded heel and small hole in buttstock under the trap. Right front side of receiver is marked with inspector initial “H” with a corresponding “H” on right bbl flat along with inspector initials “C.G.C” (Charles G. Chapman). The cartouche normally found on right wrist of buttstock has been obliterated. According to The Henry Rifle, Quick there were approx. 1,731 Henry rifles purchased by the government during the Civil War. This rifle is a little bit of an anomaly being in the 4000 serial range. Most of these early purchases were in the 3000 serial range. The majority of these martial Henrys were issued to the 3rd Veteran Volunteer Regiment who were assigned to guard Washington. As part of their enlistment bonus they were allowed to retain their arms upon expiration of term of service. Numerous other Henry rifles were privately purchased by Civil War soldiers and officers with some entire units raising funds to arm themselves with Henry rifles. CONDITION: Fine, all matching and original. Bbl & rotating sleeve retain most of an old restored finish; receiver shows moderate to heavy wear and retains a medium mustard patina with no serious nicks or scratches; buttplate is a dark mustard patina. Buttstock is sound with nicks, scratches & dings and retains most of an old refinish. Mechanics are fine, good dark bore. 4-41514 JR256 (25,000-35,000)

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FINE MODEL 1860 HENRY LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 5059. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Standard Henry rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl that has integral magazine tube and a replacement brass front sight with 900 yard Henry ladder rear sight. Bbl address is in the larger size font. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut buttstock with later style brass buttplate with sharp heel and a trap. The buttstock recess under the trap is the later smaller size. SN is on the top flat of the bbl between the rear sight & frame, left side of lower tang under the wood, top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Top of the rnd part of the bbl under the rotating sleeve is marked with the assembly number “806” which number is also on rear face of rotating sleeve. Frame has the later, more sloping radius on the top rear edge and the buttstock has a less pronounced perch belly. Left side of buttstock is mounted with a factory sling swivel above the distinctive Henry bump with a sling loop on left side of bbl. PROVENANCE: Accompanied by a letter dated Nov. 12, 2008 over the signature of renowned Henry collector & dealer, Harold Dowd, wherein he states that eight Henry rifles identified by SN, including this one, came from the Roberts Collection. In another correspondence with another rifle in this auction he states that the Roberts Collection originated in Oregon in 1983. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl & magazine retain 65-70% orig blue, strong in the gullets, thin & turning a little plum on the octagon part of the bbl & rotating sleeve; receiver is crisp & clean with light edge wear and only a few minor nicks and retains a wonderful medium mustard patina; buttplate retains a matching patina. Buttstock is sound with a few light nicks & scratches and retains about 50% thin orig finish, dark around the wrist & butt. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with scattered pitting. 4-46749 JR261 (25,000-40,000)

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MARTIALLY MARKED HENRY MODEL 1860 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 3431. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Usual configuration with 24-1/4″ oct bbl that has integral magazine tube and later type squareback German silver front sight with a 900 yard Henry ladder rear sight. Receiver does not have a dovetail in top flat. Mounted with uncheckered, slab sawed American walnut buttstock. SN was observed in the usual place on top flat of bbl between rear sight and receiver. It is also found on the left side of lower tang under the wood, inside top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Top of bbl, under rotating sleeve, is marked with assembly number “950” which number is also found on rear face of rotating sleeve. Buttplate is early style with rounded heel and large hole in buttstock, which contains an orig 4-pc hickory & steel wiping rod. Right front side of receiver is marked with inspector initials “CC” with a corresponding “C” on right bbl flat along with inspector initials “C.G.C” (Charles G. Chapman). Right wrist of buttstock has the outline of a cartouche which is not completely legible. The right heel of the buttplate is marked with a tiny “C” inspector initial and there is another tiny “C” inspector initial adjacent on the buttstock. According to The Henry Rifle, Quick, there were an estimated 800 Henry rifles in the 3XXX serial range purchased by the U.S. Government and inspected in the manner described above. There were a total of 1,731 Henry rifles purchased by the government. The other approx. 931 Henry rifles purchased by the government were in other serial ranges, some of which are unknown as they were not inspected. The majority of these martial Henrys were issued to the 3rd Veteran Volunteer Regiment who were assigned to guard Washington. As part of their enlistment bonus they were allowed to retain their arms upon expiration of term of service. Numerous other Henry rifles were privately purchased by Civil War soldiers and officers with some entire units raising funds to arm themselves with Henry rifles. CONDITION: Good. No orig finish remains with the bbl retaining a mottled silver/brown patina with breech end having light vice marks on the sides just forward of the receiver. Rotating sleeve has numerous dents and retains a matching patina, magazine follower is a reproduction. Receiver has a series of tiny hammer marks along the top right edge with a few more on top left edge, otherwise is very fine with moderately worn edges and retaining a dark mustard patina; buttplate is matching patina. Buttstock has a crack in the left side by the cleaning rod hole and a grain check in the right side with nicks, dings & scratches and retains a dark hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine, strong shiny bore with scattered pitting. Cleaning rod is very fine. 4-45694 JR255 (15,000-25,000)

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MODEL 1860 HENRY LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 4597. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Standard Henry rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl that has integral magazine tube, late style, squareback, German silver front sight and early style, orig 1,000 yard Henry ladder rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with early style brass buttplate with rnd heel and large trapdoor with small hole in buttstock. Left side of buttstock is branded with the initials “AB”. SN is on top flat of bbl just forward of the receiver, left side of lower tang under the wood, inside top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Rnd part of bbl, under rotating sleeve, is marked with assembly number “258” which number is also on rear face of rotating sleeve. Left side of buttstock has a factory sling swivel above the distinctive Henry bump with a sling loop and ring on left side of bbl. All three tang screws are modern replacements. The two wood screws have been replaced with machine screws. CONDITION: About good, all matching. Bbl & magazine retain a mottled plummy brown patina with light rust. The rotating sleeve stop screw in right gullet is missing and the rotating sleeve has dings & damaged metal on rear edge; the orig dovetail on the bbl has been plugged and a new dovetail cut about 4″ in front of receiver; receiver shows moderate to heavy wear with a series of light hammer marks on top edges of each sideplate with other light nicks, dings & scratches and retains a dark mustard patina; buttplate has a series of light scratches on trapdoor and on the heel and retains a matching patina. Buttstock has numerous grain checks with some fine splintering on the toe, showing heavy use with nicks, dings & scratches and some gouges on both sides and overall retains most of an added finish. The lever latch has a replaced head; mechanics are a little stiff but functional, strong bore with moderate pitting. 4-45674 (12,000-15,000)

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FASCINATING ELABORATELY ENGRAVED BY C.F. ULRICH WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 80492. Cal. .44 CF. Marvelously engraved 66 with 24-3/8″ octagon bbl, full magazine, German silver Rocky Mountain front sight, and Henry style 900 yard ladder rear sight. Mounted with very highly figured “XXX” fiddleback walnut with straight stock, and crescent brass butt-plate with trap door. Receiver is spectacularly engraved probably as a factory promotional item, with very unusual patterns consisting of a full side of very busy vignettes consisting of a tiger hunting scene on left with a hunter kneeling and shooting a charging tiger with another tiger crouching over a supine human figure, a running hunter with a very distressed look on his face with another human figure running in the background, probably the gun bearer. There is a horse tied to a tree in foreground that is trying to escape, with another horse running away in the background, all of this is in great detail with flowers and trees. Top of vignette has a long arrow with a ribbon wound around it which bears the inscription, “HUNTING THE TIGER WITH A SINGLE SHOOTER.” Right side vignette has similar arrow with wound ribbon to read, “WINCHESTER REPEATING RIFLES.” Vignette depicts a colonial style hunter in a frock coat looking through field glasses with his Indian gun bearer holding his lever action Winchester, with a faithful hunting dog in foreground and a dead tiger with a wounded tiger in the left foreground. This vignette is also executed in superb detail with foliage and trees. The tree in the right foreground has a monkey hanging by his tail. Left front flat has a two standing stags, and a reclining hind in a mountain scene. Right side front flat is a stag and a hind watering in a mountain scene. The top edge of the receiver, top tang, and each side of the trigger have deep relief foliate arabesque pattern, with a very fine stippled background. Front flat vignettes have a similar border with front and rear edges of receiver having large scallops with Fleur De Lis. Bottom of receiver and carrier have a split circle, and mirror image filled with foliate arabesque pattern. Butt-plate, tang, and forend cap are engraved to match. This fabulous work has Mr. Ulrich’s tiny stamped signature in four places. Once behind trigger, again behind SN, and twice below loading gate. It’s very rare to find even one signature, two is almost unheard of, and four signatures can only manifest to Mr. Ulrich’s pride and quality of this piece of work. This exact rifle has a full page devoted to it pg. 115 in Winchester Engraving by R.L. Wilson, and being from the Norm Flayderman Collection. It has factory mounted sling swivels, assembly number “VXX” is found on left side of lower tang, and top tang channel of the stock. Butt-plate carries the SN on the inside toe. This is without a doubt a one of a kind rifle without peer. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 80-85% orig blue, strong and bright in sheltered areas, thinning and mixing to patina elsewhere. Edges are very sharp. Magazine tube has blue in sheltered areas with balance a medium, smooth, blue/brown patina. Receiver retains traces of gold wash, being a medium mustard patina overall with nice edges. Wood is sound with a few minor handling nicks and scratches, and retain nearly all of a professional restored finish. Screw for toe of butt-plate is a proper replacement. Mechanics are crisp, and bore is strong and bright with moderate pitting with a few spots of deep pitting. 8-87443 BDT224 (125,000-175,000)

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VERY RARE ULRICH ENGRAVED DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 36259. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Fantastic ’66 with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, German silver Rocky Mountain front sight and 800 yard Henry style ladder rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered, highly figured American walnut with straight stock and crescent brass buttplate with trap. Bottom of stock & forend cap have factory sling swivels. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, has a small engraved “4”, along with a “G” and “XXX”. Three digits of SN “625” are visible in the top tang channel of the buttstock and last four digits of matching SN are stamped inside toe of buttplate. Receiver is spectacularly engraved by Conrad Ulrich and signed on bottom of receiver behind the trigger opening. Receiver is engraved in incredibly detailed, intertwined foliate arabesque patterns with full coverage on both sides. Left front flat is engraved with the small vignette of an Indian elephant and a tree. Right front flat is engraved with the small vignette of a snarling tiger and right sideplate is engraved with the small vignette of a standing Sambar stag. Matching engraving patterns extend over top of receiver, top tang, bottom of receiver, carrier & bottom tang. Forend cap & buttplate tang are engraved to match. Given the India theme of the engraving with the incredible detail resembling Indian engraving & damascening work, along with the gold plating, there can be little doubt that this rifle was created for the India trade. This exact rifle is pictured in full color on p. 104 of Winchester Engraving, Wilson, and on pp. 92 & 93 of The Book of Winchester Engraving, Wilson, where it is identified as SN 36251, evidently a typographical error as there is no doubt that it is exactly the same rifle. In both captions it states that this is the earliest C.F. Ulrich-signed Winchester known to collectors and that the big game motifs are “rarely scene on early Winchesters”. The latter referenced publication credits this rifle to the Theodore M. Hutcheson Collection. SIZE: Theodore M. Hutcheson Collection. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 90% orig finish turning plummy brown; left side flat of bbl has a series of spots discoloring the finish from where it apparently laid in something; receiver retains about 40% orig gold wash with the exposed brass a medium mustard patina; forend cap retains about 80% orig gold wash and the buttplate 20-25%. Exposed brass in the buttplate is a dark mustard patina. Wood is sound and retains all of a fine restored finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with moderate to heavy pitting. 4-46618 JR238 (75,000-125,000)

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Revised: 10/31/2012

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SPECTACULAR NIMSCHKE ENGRAVED HENRY MARKED WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 21028. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Fabulous ’66 rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full mag, German silver Rocky Mountain front sight and 900 yard Henry style ladder rear sight with slide retaining screw. Top flat of bbl is marked with the Henry’s and King’s patent 2-line address. It is mounted with nicely figured, uncheckered, slab sawed American walnut with straight stock and brass crescent buttplate with traps. SN is on bottom tang with last 3-digits of SN inside top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Receiver is most spectacularly engraved by master engraver L.D. Nimschke in one of his most elaborate pieces of work accomplished over his sterling career. Receiver has nearly full coverage deep, semi-relief, intertwined and overlaid foliate arabesque patterns with very fine punch-dot background. Left side plate is engraved with the vignette of a bull elk being attacked by two dogs and a detailed forest scene. Right side plate has a scalloped edge, empty counterpoint panel with dot border and light shaded edges. Both front side flats are engraved with matching semi-relief foliate arabesque patterns and each panel has Mr. Nimschke’s mythical dog-like creature. The engraving continues over the entire top of the receiver and top tang with elaborate fan panels in front of the ejection port and behind the hammer slot. Top edges of the side plates and each side of the ejection port are engraved in feather patterns with elaborate, relief foliate patterns on each top side flat with Mr. Nimschke’s 4-petal flower blossom in the center. Bottom of the carrier is engraved with double rows of feather patterns with a matching 4-petal flower blossom in the center. He has engraved the area between and around the timing screws with foliate arabesque patterns and his full name “NIMSCHKE” on a ribbon in the center. He has added matching arabesque patterns around the lever opening, behind the trigger opening, around the lever lock with geometric patterns at the toe and a chip and dot border. He additionally added a beautiful ribbon around the SN. Forend cap is also more elaborately engraved than normal with foliate arabesque patterns on each side with feather and chip and dot border patterns around the edges. To complete the effect, Mr. Nimschke also engraved the buttplate tang and the buttplate more elaborately than normal with foliate arabesque patterns on the top of the tang and sides of the heel with the top of the heel engraved in a wonderful fan pattern. Side edges of the tang are engraved with feather border patterns with chip and dot border down the edges and, most unusually, a small pattern around the bottom screw hole. Given the extensive coverage with deep semi-relief engraving throughout, there can be little doubt that this rifle was ordered by or for someone of great importance. It does not appear to have been plated with either silver or gold. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl and mag tube retain blue in sheltered areas being mostly a smooth plummy-blue patina. Receiver retains sharp edges with only very light wear except at bottom front edge at carry point. Stock has a repaired crack in the toe with a couple spots of wood fill and a broken top tang screw, otherwise all wood is sound and retains a smooth restored finish. Mechanics are fine. Strong bore with moderate pitting. Cleaning rod is fine. 4-46968 JR290 (50,000-70,000)

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RARE DELUXE ENGRAVED & INSCRIBED WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 36050. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Fine deluxe early ’66 with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, replacement ivory blade front sight and a 900 yard Henry ladder rear sight. Mounted with spectacular, flame grain, about 3X, uncheckered American walnut with straight stock & crescent brass buttplate with trap containing an orig 4-pc brass & iron cleaning rod. Bottom of buttstock & forend cap have factory sling swivels. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is marked “XXX”. Top tang channel of the buttstock has the last four digits of the matching SN, which is also found inside toe of buttplate. Wrist of the buttstock has a very old repaired crack which appears to have been a very old, period of use repair that utilized a 2-3/4″ x about 1-3/8″ rectangular metal patch on each side that was probably secured with 22 screws on each side, which in recent years were removed and the crack repaired with modern glues and the orig screw holes plugged. That area of the buttstock has been refinished. Receiver is beautifully engraved probably by master engraver, L.D. Nimschke, with large flowing foliate arabesque patterns on both sides with scrolls that terminate in flower blossoms. Left side is engraved “MONTGOMERY / guards” on a scroll. Right side is engraved with an urn pattern inscribed “From / a Friend”. The front side flats are engraved with urn patterns, all of which are surrounded by a zig zag border pattern. Engraving extends over the top of the receiver, top & bottom tangs and the carrier. Forend cap & buttplate tang are engraved to match. The Montgomery Guard was mustered into service in Dec. 1859 as part of the California State Militia. They were named in recognition of Gen. William Reading Montgomery who was an 1825 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy and served in the 3rd Infantry. He fought in the War with Mexico and was twice wounded but remained at the head of his regiment until the capture of Mexico City. He continued in service into the Civil War and was commissioned Brig. General of U.S. volunteers in May 1861 and served until 1864 when failing health forced his retirement. In 1866 the Montgomery guard was mustered out of service but returned to service in 1868 as Company A 1st Infantry Battalion of the State of California. There is no record of their Civil War service as the records simply do not exist, but it is likely they did serve throughout the war. On July 23, 1876 their entire brigade was called up in anticipation of the Chinese riots in San Francisco. They remained on call and ready until nearly the end of Jan. 1878. Since 1880 there have been numerous redesignations of the unit. It seems likely that this rifle was probably a shooting contest prize in 1870 prior to them being mustered out of service again in Feb. 1871. No other information is currently available. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl retains about 85% orig blue, thinning toward the upper 1/3 with a cleaned area around the front sight; magazine tube retains blue in sheltered areas with outer radius a plummy brown patina; receiver retains about 20-25% orig gold wash with the exposed brass a dark mustard patina; receiver has sharp edges showing only very light wear; hammer retains most of its orig case colors, moderately faded; lever retains traces of case colors being mostly a silver/brown patina. Stock has the aforementioned repaired wrist, otherwise wood is sound with usual light nicks, dings & scratches with buttstock retaining about 80% bright piano varnish refinish with wrist area a matching varnish finish; forearm has a series of small nicks on the bottom with other light nicks & scratches and retains virtually all of its brilliant piano varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, strong bore with good shine and frosty pitting. This is a truly fine & rare ’66 rifle especially with the very highly figured stock & forearm which is most rare on any ’66 rifle. 4-41515 JR286 (25,000-35,000)

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Revised: 9/30/2012

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BEAUTIFUL ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 156251. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Beautiful 4th Model ’66 with 24-1/4″ rnd bbl, full magazine, Marbles #2 ivory bead front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with straight stock and crescent steel buttplate with trap. Forend cap is also of steel. Receiver is spectacularly engraved by one of the Ulrichs with full coverage on sides, consisting of incredible intertwined foliate arabesque patterns with very fine stippled background and fine chip & zig zag borders. Left sideplate is engraved with the large rnd vignette of a Mexican eagle with a fine crosshatch pattern at the front edge of the raised area. Right sideplate is engraved with an empty rnd counterpoint panel with matching intertwined foliate arabesque patterns. Both front side flats have small empty counterpoint panels. Engraving extends over top & bottom of receiver, top tang, forend cap & buttplate tang. Top rear edge of receiver on each side of hammer slot is engraved with a shell pattern and the bottom with a sunburst pattern. Left side of lower tang, under the wood is stamped with the assembly number “2297”. Top tang channel of buttstock is without an assembly number and the buttplate has the assembly number “58” inside the toe. This exact engraving pattern is pictured on a carbine on p. 87 in Chapter III “Model 1866 and the Ulrichs” of Winchester Engraving, Wilson. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains about 50% orig blue with the balance a plum patina; magazine tube retains about 95% strong orig blue; receiver shows light to moderate edge wear with crisp clear engraving; lever & hammer retain faint case colors turned silver-brown on outer faces of lever. Wood is sound with nicks & scratches and retains most of an old restored finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with good shine and light to moderate pitting. 4-41518 JR288 (25,000-35,000)

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RARE EARLY ENGRAVED HENRY MARKED WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 18231. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Usual configuration with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full mag, replacement brass blade front sight and a 900 yard Henry style ladder rear sight with slide stop screw. Top flat of bbl has the Henry’s and King’s two-line address. It is mounted with deluxe, about 2x, uncheckered American walnut with straight stock and brass crescent buttplate with trap containing a 4-pc brass and iron cleaning rod. Serial number was observed on the bottom tang, inside top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of the buttplate. Bottom of stock and forend cap have factory sling swivels. Receiver, forend cap and buttplate tang are beautifully engraved by Henry and early ’66 engraver Samuel J. Hoggson. Engraving consists of large, very well executed, intertwined foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background on both sides of the receiver. Each sideplate also is engraved with a large flower blossom within the scrolls. Both front side flats are engraved with Hoggson’s typical large flower blossom and all the engraving is bordered by a zigzag pattern. Engraving extends over top of receiver and top tang with flourishes on each side of the forend cap and the buttplate tang. Receiver, forend cap and buttplate are silver plated. Although Samuel Hoggson was established as an engraver in New Haven prior to the introduction of the Model 1860 Henry rifle and was still in business well into the 1870s, and was responsible for a majority of the engraved Henry rifles, he is not well known as an engraver of 1866 rifles. Mr. Hoggson’s engraved animals left a lot to be desired, however his foliate and floral work was among the best. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl and mag tube retain a complete, even, smooth plum-brown patina showing moderate edge wear with a thin bbl address. Bbl address on these early ’66s was notoriously light and even finding a partial address is somewhat a rarity. This address is completely legible. Receiver retains 50-60% orig silver plating with the exposed brass a dark mustard patina. Hammer retains silvered case colors on the sides turned brown on the edges. Lever is a dark brown patina. Forend cap retains about 80% orig silver and buttplate about 30-35% orig silver. Stock has a repaired crack in the toe, otherwise the stock is sound with usual nicks, dings and scratches showing heavy use but still retains about 80% orig finish with a light overcoating on the buttstock. Forearm has a crack on each side, back of the forend cap with nicks, dings and scratches and retains about 80% varnish. Mechanics are fine. Strong bore with good shine and scattered pitting. 4-41520 JR289 (30,000-50,000)

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FINE NIMSCHKE ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 109705. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Usual configuration with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight and 900 yard ladder rear sight. The 2-line Winchester & King’s Patent address is completely legible. Mounted with very nicely figured, uncheckered American walnut with straight stock & brass crescent buttplate with trap. Bottom of stock & forend cap have factory sling swivels. Last four digits of matching SN are in top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Receiver is very nicely engraved by master engraver, L.D. Nimschke, in his distinctive large sweeping foliate arabesque scrolls with punch dot background. Left sideplate has an empty scalloped edge panel with stars in the border and the right side has full coverage foliate arabesque patterns. The vertical raised land area before the front flat on each side is engraved in a geometric pattern. Engraving extends over the top of the receiver with a foliate spray forward of the ejection port and matching spray behind the hammer slot. Bottom of receiver has Mr. Nimschke’s distinctive foliate pattern between the timing screws and a beautiful hunter star on the carrier. Forend cap and buttplate tang are engraved to match. This rifle was, undoubtedly, the prize possession of someone of relative importance to either have received it as a gift or to have been financially able to purchase it. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain blue in sheltered areas being mostly a cleaned thin blue/gray patina; receiver shows moderate edge wear and it, along with the buttplate and forend cap, retain a smooth medium mustard patina. Wood is sound with a few, very light handling & storage nicks and retains about all of a fine refinish. Mechanics are crisp, strong dark bore with fine pitting and a fine ring about 2″ from muzzle that did not bulge the bbl. 4-41516 JR287 (22,500-32,500)

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WONDERFUL CUSTOM ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 76179. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Spectacular custom engraved ’66 with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, front sight with screw and a 900 yard Henry style ladder rear sight. Mounted with very nicely figured, uncheckered American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate. Receiver & forend cap have full coverage Nimschke style engraving by E.A. Lytle of Cody, WY and signed on bottom of receiver. Engraving consists of wonderful, intertwined foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background and the vignette of a bull elk being attacked by two dogs on left side with the Nimschke-style mythical animal on both front side flats. Hammer is fully engraved with a demon & fish scale patterns. Engraving extends over about half of bbl surfaces with gold & platinum bands over chamber and around muzzle. Magazine band is also gold wire inlaid. Bottom of carrier is engraved with an intertwined geometric pattern and the area between the timing screws with Mr. Nimschke’s Figure-8 pattern. Lever is also engraved as is the buttplate tang. This is truly a fine example of the engraver’s art executed in great detail. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Overall retains virtually all of its crisp custom finish to both metal & wood with bright blue & crisp nickel. Wood is sound and retains all of its high gloss finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-41550 JR237 (10,000-15,000)

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FINE WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 98256. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Standard rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight and 900 yard Henry ladder rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate with trap containing a 4-pc reproduction brass & iron cleaning rod. Last four digits of matching SN are in top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Bottom of stock & forend cap have factory sling swivels. Winchester ’66 rifles & carbines were extremely popular on the American frontier during the Great Westward Expansion and saw virtually continuous service under adverse circumstances, usually with little or no maintenance and are today seldom found with any orig finish or in orig configuration. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain blue in sheltered areas being mostly a smooth plummy/brown patina; bbl address is sharp & completely legible; receiver has strong sharp edges showing very slight wear with only a couple of very minor nicks & scratches and retains about 60% orig fire blue on loading gate; hammer retains moderately faded case colors and the lever traces of case colors being mostly a smooth brown patina. Wood is sound with light nicks & scratches and retains most of its orig oil finish and a hand worn patina on buttstock with the forearm showing moderate to heavy hand wear on the carry point. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with good shine and scattered pitting. 4-41519 JR284 (12,500-17,500)

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EARLY HENRY MARKED WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 19609. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Standard rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, German silver Rocky Mountain front sight and 900 yard Henry-style ladder rear sight. Mounted with nicely figured, uncheckered American walnut with straight stock and brass buttplate with last four digits of a SN, “3392” inside the toe. SN is found on left side of the lower tang, under the wood, along with stamped initials “RV”. Top tang channel of buttstock, which is probably an old replacement, shows evidence of having been altered and has an internal crack which reaches onto the comb of the stock. Forend cap has an integral sling stud with wire sling loop and top flat of bbl has the 2-line Henry’s and King’s Patent markings. Buttstock is without sling swivel. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains a smooth plum blue/brown patina with stronger blue around rear sight; magazine tube retains blue in sheltered areas being mostly a plummy/brown patina on outer radius; receiver & forend cap show light edge wear and retain a smooth medium to dark mustard patina with a couple of battered screws; lever & hammer are a dark patina; buttplate has numerous small nicks & scratches and retains a dark mustard patina. Buttstock has the aforementioned crack, otherwise is sound with light nicks and all the wood retains a restored finish. Top tang screw is a replacement and bottom tang screw is stripped. Mechanics are fine, strong dark bore with scattered pitting. 4-46204 JR281 (4,000-6,000)

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WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 27693. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Standard rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, altered German silver Rocky Mountain front sight and 900 yard Henry ladder rear sight with slide retainer screw. Top flat of bbl has a clear Winchester’s and King’s Patent 2-line address. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock & crescent brass buttplate with trap. Last four digits of matching SN are in top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Bottom of stock & forend cap have factory sling swivels. These early ’66 rifles are rarely found in unaltered orig configuration with any orig finish because they came into service immediately after the Civil War during the height of the Great Westward Expansion and usually saw continuous hard service under adverse conditions with very little or no maintenance. Then once these rimfire rifles were supplanted by centerfire rifles, well into the 1870s, a high percentage continued in service in Mexico and South America where conditions & maintenance were even worse. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain a smooth, even, plummy brown patina; receiver shows moderate edge wear with a few light nicks & scratches and, along with the forend cap & buttplate, retains a smooth, medium mustard patina; hammer shows strong case colors on right side, a little more faded on left side and the lever is a mottled silver/brown patina. Stock has a short hairline back of top tang, otherwise wood is sound with light nicks & scratches and shows a medium hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine, strong dark bore with moderate pitting. 4-41517 JR283 (9,000-12,000)

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FINE WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 121405. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Standard rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight and 900 yard musket ladder rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered, slab sawed American walnut that has brass buttplate with trap containing an orig 4-pc brass & iron wiping rod. Bottom of the stock and forend cap have factory sling swivels. The inspection mark “LS” is stamped behind the serial number. A small “&” is stamped between the tang screw and the loading lever latch. The initials “WM” have been set into the top tang long ago, perhaps by the original owner. Special order features of any type on a ’66 rifle are rare, such as the musket rear sight on this rifle. Any cartridge repeating firearm of this era (1874) was in great demand for the Great Westward Expansion. These arms generally saw continuous hard service under adverse circumstances, usually with little or no maintenance. After their rimfire cartridges had become completely obsolete in the U.S. large numbers of these rifles then were sold on the Mexican & South American markets where they continued in hard service with virtually no maintenance. That is why finding one with any orig finish is a bonus and seldom encountered. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 88-90% orig blue with magazine tube turning plum on outer radius; bbl shows light edge wear with a few scratches and has a slight plummy tone; receiver shows light to moderate edge wear with flush, tight sideplates with only a few light nicks & scratches, having been polished a long time ago and now retains a medium to dark mustard patina; loading gate retains most of its orig fire blue; hammer retains faint case colors with lever showing dark case colors on left side and in sheltered areas, faded elsewhere. Wood is sound with a bruise on the forearm and several small nicks, another bruise on buttstock with a small hole near the left heel with nicks, scratches & dings and overall retains a refinish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-46750 JR285 (10,000-20,000)

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VERY SCARCE WINCHESTER 1866 1ST MODEL FLAT SIDE SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 13891. Cal. 44 RF. 20″ fitted with early rocker style carbine rear sight. Iron blade front sight is integral with magazine band. The receiver of this rifle has first model features that include the Henry receiver drop ahead of hammer, additional screw in upper tang, inside SN and is without forearm flare. Left inside lower tang marked with assembly no. 154 followed by SN 13891. The stock is of rifle configuration with brass rifle buttplate having outward opening trap and no. under top tang of 14986. Standard stock bolt is replaced with a period tang screw. CONDITION: Bbl and magazine finish have turned to patina with several areas of pitting. Brass receiver has some rounding of corners from normal wear with scattered light scratches and small marks. Forearm has heavy handling marks and weathered appearance and is protected by a coat of added varnish. Stock has chips at toe and right side of lower tang with a crack extending from left side of receiver having some heavy handling marks with added varnish finish. Action has good mechanics. Bore is dark with well defined rifling having light pitting. 4-46331 DS11 (5,000-10,000)

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WINCHESTER 1866 4TH MODEL SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 167568. Cal 44 RF. 20″ carbine bbl fitted with a sporting leaf rear sight with graduations of 200 to 900 yards. Fixed sporting front sight. Walnut carbine stocks with steel carbine butt having sliding trapdoor. CONDITION: Bbl and magazine have blue fading to brown with spots of light pitting. Lever and hammer have traces of color fading to patina. Buttplate has patina finish with spots of pitting. Brass receiver and carrier have good corners with a somewhat mottled mustard color patina. Refinished forearm with handling marks and a lightly weathered appearance. Refinished stock some heavy handling marks are along comb area with heavy wear near the action and from saddle ring contact. Sound mechanics. Bore has slightly darkened appearance with general very light pitting having two bands of heavy pitting near the muzzle. 4-46205 DS10 (4,000-7,000)

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EXTREMELY RARE FULL LENGTH LEATHER CASE FOR A HENRY OR WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 RIFLE. Made of fine quality brown belting leather about 45″ long x about 5″ wide at the butt with sewn bottom edge and Cheyenne plug in the toe. Buttstock area is sewn & buckstitch laced to the body, doeskin lined with an end flap and 1-pc wrap around opening with a 3-buckle closure. Top edge of the case has a sewn-on rnd leather handle with sliding front strap. Back side of buttstock area appears to have, at one time, had a painted name & address. The name is almost completely obscured & illegible, however the address seems to be “SACRAMENTO, CALIF”. These cases are extremely rare and seldom ever encountered even mostly intact with much orig finish. This design was extremely popular with gentleman hunters who traveled from their big city homes or estates to the hunting area. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Body of the case is flexed in a couple of areas with crackled finish and retains about 75% orig brown finish; buttstock area is also sound with crackled top & bottom edges and retains about 60% orig finish with moderate soil; all three straps are flexed & crackled but still solid with all of the buckles having lost part or all of their leather covering; one of the buckles is detached but still present; inside of the heel flap of the closure area shows wear with some losses around buttplate area. A rare opportunity to obtain a fine Henry or Winchester rifle case. 4-41549 JR282 (6,500-8,500)

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1247
Revised: 9/17/2012

Please Note: Auction Estimate should be $225,000-$275,000.

EXTRAORDINARILY RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 “1 OF 1000” LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 40631. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Rare & beautiful ’73 with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, gold washed Beach’s combination front sight, orig, short semi-buckhorn rear sight with checkered edges and a thick base graduated tang sight with 4″ staff. Mounted with very highly figured, center crotch, flame grain American walnut with early style checkered forearm and straight stock that has crescent buttplate with trap. Bottom of stock & forend cap have factory sling swivels. Receiver is 2nd model with screwed-on dust cover rail and impressed thumb-print dust cover and is fitted with sgl set trigger. Bbl is engraved over the chamber area “One of One Thousand” with foliate arabesque patterns on the exposed flats. There is matching engraving on exposed flats around muzzle & front sight. Muzzle & chamber ends of bbl each have a silver band inlay. Top front of receiver and top flat of bbl are stamped with the intertwined “WP” proofmark. This indicates that the rifle was returned to the factory for work of some sort. Rifle has a completely restored finish, probably by the factory. Left side of lower tang is marked with assembly number “397” and “XXX”. Matching assembly number is also found in the top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle with 24″ oct bbl, set trigger, case hardened, checkered stock, “1 of 1000” received in warehouse Nov. 20, 1879 and shipped Nov. 25, 1879 with eight other arms to Order #17811. This rifle is discussed and photographed in color on pp. 76-78 of The Story of the Winchester 1 of 1000 and 1 of 100 Rifles, Lewis and is referred to as “THE WATSON ONE OF ONE THOUSAND”. In the caption the writer states that this rifle was returned to the factory on two other occasions, once in 1909 and again in 1927. It is credited to the collection of Peter Watson and the writer states that it was also once in the collection of well known collector & dealer Thurston Van Horn. It is well-documented that the “WP” proof was not in use prior to about 1905 and SN 360,000. Also accompanied by a copy of the referenced publication and a custom built wood & plexiglass display case that is 49-1/4″ long x 13″ high x 12-3/4″ wide. PROVENANCE: Thurston Van Horn; Peter Watson CONDITION: Very fine, all matching. Bbl & magazine tube retain 95-97% strong factory blue with sharp edge wear and a couple of small nicks; blue is turning a little plummy brown and bbl address is thin; receiver, lever & hammer retain about all of their factory case colors, lightly to moderately faded; forend cap & buttplate are blued with some color case hardening showing on forend cap. Wood is sound with light nicks & scratches, some small bruises in checkering and overall retains most of its factory restored oil finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with good shine & moderate pitting. Book is near new, case is fine. 4-45690 JR279 (225,000-275,000)

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1248
Revised: 9/27/2012

Correction: The catalog estimate should be $200,000 – $250,000.

Additional Information: | Biography of Major Frank North | Major Frank North Timeline |

HISTORIC INSCRIBED 1873 WINCHESTER RIFLE FROM BUFFALO BILL. This extremely important and historic Winchester SN #291 is the rarest first variation of the Winchester 1873 rifles. This gun includes rare early features such as hand engraved model designation and serial number on the lower tang “Model 1873, 291”. The left sideplate appears to be engraved in the same hand “Presented To Major Frank North U.S.A. from Buffalo Bill”. Frank North and William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody had been great friends and fellow scouts since 1869. According to Buffalo Bill’s biography concerning meeting North at Fort McPherson, in 1869, Cody states, “I made the acquaintance of Major Frank North and I found him and his officers perfect gentlemen, and we were all good friends from the start”. There are numerous accounts in Cody’s and North’s biographies concerning their association. There are numerous accounts of Frank North’s and Buffalo Bill’s Indian fighting, scouting and friendship in massive accompanying files with this gun. This gun that was made early in 1873 and though factory letter does not state presentation, the inscription and provenance are impeccable. There is also a Remington conversion revolver with Buffalo Bill presentation to North still in family of North descendants today. In a published memoir by Frank’s brother Luther North, he states in an interview in the March 1927 issue of the American Rifleman, in an article titled The Truth About Wild Bill “we were in the cattle business in the ’70s, after we quit ‘Injuns’ with Cody for a partner. One day, up on our ranch on North Platte, Bill and me were out back of the ranch house shooting our Winchesters, 1873 Model, 44 caliber, 8-squar magazine (just like subject gun). We struck up a ‘tomatter’ can and fired at it 50 yards off. Was we sober? You ask-absolutely. It was like the days around Fort McPherson as I was observing, 50 yards off, and Bill was missing it. Frank came out of the house and let go of all six shots, 44’s, in his revolver and plugged the can five times out of six. He used at the time, one of a pair of Smith & Wesson Russian Model 44’s. Cody walked off, and chucking his rifle up onto the dirt roof of the ranch house remarked I guess I won’t shoot anymore today”. About the time of the presentation of this gun, is about the time that William F. Cody was just becoming famous as “Buffalo Bill”. He is mentioned in newspaper accounts as Buffalo Bill as early as January, 1873 and is thought to have received this nickname from the Grand Duke Alexis of Russia when Cody and George Custer took the Grand Duke hunting buffalo in 1872. Needless to say Cody was enamored enough with his new fame as “Buffalo Bill” to present his good friend Frank North using his new “sobriquet” which William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody would now be known through history. At memorial services for Major Frank North, Buffalo Bill eulogized his partner as “one of the truest friends I ever had, he was a man on whom you could stake your life”. This gun in wonderful “as found” condition is one of the most historic Winchesters and the earliest known Winchester presented by William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody. PROVENANCE: Frank North, North family descendants. Private Collection. CONDITION: This gun is very good overall, all matching. Bbl retains traces of finish being mostly gray/brown overall with scattered staining, pitting, nicks and dings. Rifling in bore still good and discernible with pitting. Magazine tube is smooth gray overall with scattered staining and pitting with small nicks and dings. Receiver and hammer retain tiny traces of case color turning silver/gray with areas of staining and pitting. Side plates are gray/silver with engraving crisp and discernible. Buttplate is gray overall with scattered staining and pitting especially at top toe. Stocks are sound and solid with scattered scratches, dings and dents. There is a 4″ hairline crack starting at nosecap on right side of forestock and a 1″ crack in same position on left side of forestock continuing back as can be seen in photos. The gun mechanically functions well and is complete with exception of left side nosecap screw and dustcover which are missing. The magazine tube bracket is loose at its dovetailed junction sight on barrel. 4-46330 JS102 (200,000-250,000)

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RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 274439. Cal. 38 WCF (38-40). Standard grade rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, Rocky Mountain front sight and sporting rear sight with extra fine notch. Receiver, lever, hammer, forend cap & buttplate are color case hardened. Mounted with extra finish, uncheckered American walnut with straight stock and crescent buttplate with trap. It is unusual to find a 3rd Model ’73 rifle that is color case hardened with much remaining orig finish. Firearms from this era, 1886, usually saw continuous hard service on the American frontier under extreme, adverse conditions, usually with little or no maintenance. Such exposure to sunlight and poor care faded the case colors very quickly, therefore finding one today with high orig finish with bright colors is a great rarity, especially standard grade rifles which were the working man’s tool. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Bbl & magazine tube retain 98-99% strong orig finish with only very faint muzzle edge wear; receiver & sideplates retain brilliant case colors on the sides, lightly faded over top & bottom; hammer retains bright case colors as does the lever on the sides, fading to silver on outer faces; forend cap retains brilliant case colors; buttplate retains smoky case colors. Wood is sound with light nicks & scratches and appears to have been waxed at some time in the past, otherwise retains about all of its bright orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, may be unfired. 4-46814 JR419 (35,000-50,000)

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SCARCE WINCHESTER 2ND MODEL 1873 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 53301. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Fabulous carbine with 20″ rnd bbl, full magazine, barleycorn front sight and 2-position 1866 style rear sight, graduated 100-300-500 yards. Left side of receiver has a staple & ring. Mounted with uncheckered, nicely figured, straight grain American walnut with straight stock & carbine buttplate with trap containing an orig 3-pc brass & iron cleaning rod. Receiver is late 2nd type with screwed-on dust cover rail and standard dust cover. The era in which this carbine was produced (1875) was at the height of the great Westward Expansion when any repeating firearm was in great demand. The Model 1873 Winchester, being the first repeating centerfire arm with a corresponding side arm in the Colt Single Action Army revolver, usually saw hard & continuous service under extreme circumstances, generally with little or no maintenance. Firearms of this era are rarely ever found with high orig finish. CONDITION: Extraordinarily fine. Overall retains virtually all of its crisp, orig factory finish with only slight sharp edge wear, some light thinning on bbl bands and a halo on receiver from the saddle ring; lever, hammer & buttplate retain brilliant case colors. Wood is sound with no discernible flaws and retains virtually all of its brilliant orig factory finish; even the lever latch retains about all of its orig case colors. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, probably unfired, a truly magnificent example. 4-41536 JR245 (22,500-32,500)

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SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 SMALL BORE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 370031. Cal. 22 Short. Standard grade rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, combination front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight and thick base tang sight with 4″ staff. Mounted with very nicely figured, uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate without trap. Inside magazine tube is original. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms there were only 19,552 Model 1873 rifles chambered in both 22 Short & 22 Long in two bbl lengths in the period 1884-1904. These rifles are rarely found today with orig magazine tube or with high orig finish. Apparently they were regarded as a boy’s or lady’s rifle and accorded less respect than large bore rifles used by men. Additionally it is extremely rare to find one with a bright bore. PROVENANCE: Accompanied by Winchester Factory letter listing the gun as an octagon bbl rifle in .22 caliber w/ plain trigger shipped from the warehouse on 1-31-1891. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 96-98% strong orig blue turning a little plummy on magazine tube; receiver retains about 93-95% bright orig blue, a little thin on the bottom front edge and sides of the front; hammer retains strong case colors as does the lever which has faded on outer faces; buttplate has faded to silver patina. Wood is sound with light storage & handling marks with buttstock retaining most of its bright orig finish and the forearm about 60-65% orig finish with balance a hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore. 4-46856 JR249 (17,500-27,500)

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DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 232432. Cal. 38 WCF (38-40). Fine 3rd Model Deluxe ’73 with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, Rocky Mountain front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Receiver is 3rd Type and color case hardened. Mounted with beautiful 3X flame grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and serpentine grip buttstock with black insert and crescent buttplate containing an orig 4-pc brass & steel cleaning rod. Left side of lower tang is marked with assembly number “2883”, “XXX” and “38”. Top tang of buttstock is marked with the matching assembly number and “38”. Matching assembly number is also found inside the toe of the buttplate. Deluxe ’73 rifles with color case hardened frames are scarce. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains 65-70% orig blue with sharp edge wear, some light chemical staining toward the muzzle & turning plum over carry point; receiver retains 30-35% case colors in sheltered areas, mostly on left side with the balance turned silver; right sideplate is mostly brown; lever & hammer retain faded case colors. Stock has a hairline grain check through the comb, otherwise wood is sound with usual handling & use nicks & dings and retains most of an old refinish. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with good shine & light pitting. 4-41525 JR250 (8,500-12,500)

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FINE WINCHESTER 1873 3RD MODEL SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 409140B. Cal 44 WCF. 20″ bbl fitted with fixed front sight and carbine leaf sight missing tangent sliding bar. Blued finish with case colored hammer. Carbine forearm and stock of black walnut having carbine steel butt with sliding trapdoor. Trapdoor contains reproduction four-piece cleaning rod. CONDITION: Very Good to Fine. Bbl and action have 60%+ strong orig blue with balance fading to smooth patina and some light scattered pitting. Sound stock and forearm with most original finish remaining with a few light handling marks some hand worn and rubbed finish on the carry point of the forend. Smooth action. Bore is bright with some very light pitting. Tang screw has a slightly distorted slot. 4-46086 DS16 (7,500-12,500)

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RARE SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 386825. Cal. 38 WCF (38-40). Rare deluxe special order ’73 with 30″ oct bbl, full magazine, ivory bead front sight missing the bead, empty rear dovetail and a thin base graduated tang sight with 4″ staff. Receiver has sgl set trigger. Mounted with very highly figured, 2-3X, center crotch, flame grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and serpentine pistol grip stock with black wedge inlay and nickeled brass Swiss buttplate. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is marked with assembly number “2622” and “XX”. Matching assembly number is also found in top tang channel of the buttstock and inside buttplate. Receiver, sideplates, forend cap, magazine band and buttplate are nickel finish. Receiver screws appear to be modern replacements. Accompanied by a Winchester factory letter listing this rile w/ 30″ oct bbl, set trigger, checkered pistol grip stock, grad.peep & wind gauge sights, swiss buttplate and nickel finish and shipped 6-1-1891. Winchester ’73 rifles with extra length bbls with deluxe & half nickel features are extremely rare. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Overall retains virtually all of a fine professionally restored finish with strong blue and bright modern nickel. Wood is sound with cleaned checkering and also retains bright restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. Buttplate has a hairline near the bottom screw hole. 4-46303 JR274 (7,500-12,500)

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WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 RIMFIRE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 200200B. Cal 22 Short. 24″ oct bbl with full magazine. This attractive rifle has an added full nickel non contemporary finish. Winchester sporting front sight is paired with a non orig elevator adjusted sporting rear sight. Stock and forearm are of quarter sawed black walnut and with crescent steel butt. Accompanied by a letter from the Cody Firearms Museum stating configuration as rifle, 22, oct and plain trigger. Received in warehouse on April 6, 1886. Shipped from warehouse on April 8, 1886, order number 5508. Letter further states that no other information is available for this SN. CONDITION: Rifle retains over 90% nickel with scattered spots of finish loss on receiver, bbl, dust cover and lever. Left side plate has larger area of finish loss. Buttplate shows wear in the nickel finish at toe, heel and around screws. Sound wood with good refinish showing a few handling marks. Mechanics are smooth. Bore is dark with general light pitting. 4-46161 (5,000-6,000)

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*SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION MUSKET. SN 570302. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Standard grade musket with 30″ rnd bbl, barleycorn front sight/socket bayonet lug and a 900 yard ladder rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered, nicely figured American walnut with full length forearm, three bands & straight stock with carbine/musket buttplate with trap containing an orig 5-pc all steel cleaning rod. The majority of 1873 muskets were sold to South American governments where they either saw extreme hard use or were later returned to the U.S. still in their orig crates. This is one of the latter versions. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Appears to be new & unfired retaining virtually all of its brilliant orig finish to both metal & wood with several fine scratches on left side of receiver and one tiny spot of rust on right side; lever, hammer & buttplate retain most of their bright orig case colors, slightly faded on outer faces of lever and heel & toe of buttplate. Wood is sound with a couple of bruises on left side of buttstock and several small bruises on right side, otherwise is crisp & clean. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, coated with orig grease. 4-46857 JR235 (4,500-7,000)

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VERY RARE EXTRA LONG SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 148946. Cal 38 WCF. Scarce extra length 30″ oct bbl supplied with sporting sights. This unusual rifle is features full magazine, military-style sling swivels inletted in buttstock and fitted to magazine cap. Finish is blue with case color hammer and lever. Rifle style forearm and stock are of nicely grained American black walnut having crescent steel butt with sliding trap door. CONDITION: Bbl and magazine tube retain over 80% orig blue with wear spots on magazine and brightness on bbl edges. Receiver has about 70% blue being bright on the sides, turning lighter or mixing with patina around the edges. Dust cover rail has an area of small knicks. Hammer and lever have traces of blue blending with patina and spots of corrosion. Refinished stock and forearm are sound and show normal handling marks. Bore is good and bright. Action has smooth mechanics. 4-41523 DS41 (6,500-8,500)

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WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 405613. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Standard grade rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with about 2X uncheckered American walnut with straight stock and crescent buttplate with trap containing a 4-pc brass & steel cleaning rod. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 95% strong orig blue turning a little plum on magazine tube; forend cap retains about 85% orig blue; receiver retains 92-93% orig blue mixed with some light flaking & a few minor nicks & scratches; left side of receiver has a series of small nicks and has a thin spot on left sideplate; hammer retains brilliant case colors on rear edge, fading on sides; lever retains strong case colors on sides, faded to silver on outer faces; buttplate retains strong case colors, a little thin on heel & toe edges. Wood is sound and retains about all of a refinish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-41521 JR246 (6,000-8,000)

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WINCHESTER 1873 3RD MODEL LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 203336B. Cal 44 WCF. 24″ oct bbl having sporting rear sight and nickel silver blade front sight. Standard configuration rifle with full magazine. Finish is blue with case colored lever and hammer. Rifle forearm and stock are fashioned of American black walnut having steel crescent butt with sliding trap door. CONDITION: Bbl and magazine finish have faded to patina with spots of light pitting and have knicks and some heavy marks on bbl edges. Receiver has 30-40% blue with areas of flaking and patina. Hammer and lever show traces of case colors. Buttplate finish has faded to silvery patina with spots of very light pitting. Sound stock and forearm have good refinish with a few heavy handling marks. Bore has good rifling with slightly darkened appearance. 4-46206 DS35 (2,000-3,500)

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FINE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 292306. Cal 32 WCF. 24″ rnd bbl fitted with full magazine. Tang has long range graduated peep sight. Rear bbl dovetail has filler marked “Tilden Mfg. Co./Denver, Colo.” Front sight is combination style with brass bead. Rifle features a blued finish with case colored hammer, lever and buttplate. Rifle style stocks are of American black walnut with crescent steel butt. CONDITION: Bbl and receiver retain 80-85% orig blue with scratches and spots of wear or flaking. Hammer and lever have 50% lightly visible case colors. Buttplate finish has faded to silvery patina with areas of light pitting. Sound stocks have handling marks and scratches with small areas of peeling finish. Mechanics are smooth and crisp. Bore is slightly dark with areas of very light pitting. 4-41524 DS33 (4,000-6,000)

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EARLY FIRST MODEL WINCHESTER 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 2878. Cal 44 WCF. Bbl 24″ oct fitted with sporting sights. This rifle exhibits early features including inside trigger pin, threaded lever latch and mortised dust cover with 1/2″ impressed oval fine checking. Bbl is marked “Winchester’s-Repeating Arms, New Haven, CT./Kings-improvement-patented March 29, 1866, October 16, 1860.” Inside lower tang and stock under top tang are marked with assembly number 224. This rifle has full magazine, sgl set trigger with blued finish having case colored hammer and lever. Rifle forearm and stock are of plain American walnut with steel crescent buttplate having sliding trap door. CONDITION: Bbl and action retain approx 70% blue that is becoming light and turning to plum with age. Lever and hammer have traces of case colors with spotted patina. Sound stock and forearm have some handling marks and wear with light coat of added oil. Action has good mechanics. Bore has some very light pitting in grooves. 4-41522 DS27 (4,000-6,000)

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Revised: 9/17/2012

Additional Information: This fine old tack decorated and well known Indian gun was for years in the personal collection of noted collector & scholar Les Quick.

TACK DECORATED WINCHESTER 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 327234. Cal 44 WCF. 24″ oct bbl fitted with sporting rear sight and brass blade Sheard style front sight. This 3rd model rifle features a full magazine and plain trigger. Walnut stock with crescent buttplate having sliding trap door. Stock is decorated with 60 brass tacks along comb, toe and buttplate areas with pinwheel design on right side. Left side of stock has five heavy notches carved in grip followed by large carved arrow pointing toward comb. Forearm and breech section of bbl are covered with leather covering stitched along bottom having 9 brass tacks in each side. Accompanying rifle is a 1-1/4″ diameter brass tag marked “NO. 12/Indian/Gun/327234b/1873 Win/44/40 1889.” CONDITION: Metal surfaces of rifle have heavy patina with general pitting. Exposed buttstock has heavily weathered appearance with cracks extending from top tang. Dark bore. 4-46287 DS30 (3,000-5,000)

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VERY RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 “1 OF 1000” LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 4772. Cal. 45-75. Very rare “1 of 1000″ with 24-1/4” oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight and “1876” marked ladder rear sight. Top flat of bbl, in front of receiver, is marked “1 of 1,000”. Receiver is early 2nd type with screwed on dust cover rail and impressed thumb print dust cover and a sgl set trigger. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with straight stock and crescent buttplate with trap. Left side of lower tang has the assembly number “49” followed by a faint second assembly number “140” and “XXX”. Assembly #49 is found in top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Buttstock has factory sling swivel with the corresponding sling swivel in forend cap missing. Accompanied by a packet of correspondence between the then owner, Mr. Alfred H. Wardle, and Mr. T.E. Hall, the Curator of the Winchester Museum. There is also correspondence between Mr. Wardle and George Madis, author of The Winchester Book. Additionally there is correspondence between Mr. Wardle and R.L. Wilson, author of Winchester The Golden Age of American Gunmaking and The Winchester 1 of 1000. Mr. Wardle reports that he discovered this rifle in Norwich, NY in the 1960s and it has remained in his possession until being consigned to this auction. This rifle is pictured on p. 117 of Mr. Wilson’s book listing its history with credit to the Alfred H. Wardle Collection. This rifle is also pictured on p. 244 of the 1985 printing of The Winchester Book and also on p. 101-102 in the newly published book “Winchester 1 of 1000 and 1 of 100 Rifles” by Dr Ed Lewis. This rifle was received in stock at the Winchester Factory on June 10, 1878 as a “1 of 1,000″ rifle with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, case hardened receiver, checkered straight fancy stock with set trigger. It was apparently shipped to J. Skinker, the Winchester West Coast representative and returned by him in May of 1881 for re-work. The orig bbl was replaced with the currently installed 24” octagonal bbl and restocked with standard wood and factory sling & swivels. It was then returned to stock and shipped again on Nov. 14, 1882. According to Mr. Wilson’s “1 of 1000” book, in the chart on p. 110, there were only two 1876 “1 of 1000″ rifles produced with 24” bbl, the least of all fifty-one “1 of 1000” 1876 rifles produced. This one is also special in that it is not engraved. CONDITION: Good to very good. No orig finish remains with the bbl being a medium to dark plummy brown patina and the magazine tube a light plum patina; receiver is a cleaned gray metal patina and the lever & hammer are dark patina. Wood is sound with a few light nicks & dings and retains most of a lightly sanded oil finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bore, dark & lightly pitted in the grooves. 4-46160 JR251 (75,000-150,000)

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RARE SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE FACTORY ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 37981. Cal. 45-75. Beautiful deluxe ’76 with 28″ oct bbl, full magazine, slightly altered half nickel front sight, an “1876” marked ladder rear sight and an early thick base tang sight with spiral knurled barrel. Receiver is color case hardened and engraved about $2.50 with the small vignette of a standing bull elk and a reclining hind in a forest scene surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns and chip & dot borders. Front side panels are identically engraved with foliate arabesque patterns and matching borders. Right sideplate is engraved to match with matching patterns over top of receiver, dust cover, top tang and bottom of receiver with light flourishes on the forend cap and buttplate tang. It is artist signed “J. Ulrich” in tiny letters behind the trigger on bottom tang. Mounted with very highly figured, about 2-3X, marbled flame grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and serpentine pistol grip stock with black fleur-de-lis inlay and smooth steel shotgun buttplate. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is marked with the assembly number “609”, “XX” and “S”. Matching assembly number is found in top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Rear face of buttstock, under buttplate, is stamped with the small name “J.H. WILLIAMS”. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle with oct bbl, plain trigger, checkered pistol grip stock, Lyman sights, shotgun butt, case hardened & engraved, received in warehouse Dec. 11, 1883 and shipped next day to Order #9534. CONDITION: Fine to very fine, all matching. Bbl retains traces of blue in most sheltered areas, stronger around forearm and bottom side flats with the upper flats mostly a mottled & silver/brown patina with light surface rust spots; magazine tube retains about 60-70% orig blue with the outer radius a plum/blue patina with fine surface rust spotting; forend cap retains mottled case colors; receiver also retains mottled silvered case colors turned gray on front side flats; lever & hammer retain faded case colors, dark on outer faces of lever; buttplate is a brown patina with light rust. Wood is sound with light nicks & scratches and retains virtually all of its bright piano varnish finish on buttstock and about 75% piano varnish finish on forearm; the forearm finish is dulled at the carry point. Mechanics are crisp, very bright shiny bore. 4-46638 JR272 (55,000-75,000)

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RARE SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 “BIG 50” LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 23296. Cal. 50-95 Express. Beautiful deluxe rifle with 26″ rnd bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight and short semi-buckhorn rear sight with checkered edges. Bbl is full matted with caliber marking “50” on right side of matted panel and “CAL.” on left side. Receiver is 2nd Model with screwed-on dust cover rail and dust cover marked “WINCHESTER EXPRESS / 50 CAL 95 GRS.” Sides of hammer, lever & forend cap are very nicely engraved in about $2.50 coverage. Engraving consists of fine foliate arabesque patterns with line borders on lever & hammer. Mounted with 2-3X center crotch flame grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and serpentine pistol grip buttstock with fleur-de-lis horn inlay and a smooth steel shotgun buttplate. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is marked with assembly number “313”, “XX” and “S”. Matching assembly number is found in top tang channel of buttstock with buttplate having the assembly number “332” inside the toe. Receiver, lever, hammer & forend cap are color case hardened. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle in caliber “Express” with 26″ rnd bbl, “matted barrel, etc.”, plain trigger, checkered stock with pistol grip, shotgun butt and case hardened, received in warehouse June 30, 1882 and shipped next day to Order #32468. Although the engraving is not specifically mentioned in the letter, it is probably covered by the “Etc.” which follows “matted barrel”. Also accompanied by a small tin document box containing 48 reloaded cartridges, 20 of which are in a partial orig green label box and 21 empty brass casings. A complete 3-die set of RCBS loading dies and an Ideal bullet mold with handles. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 95-96% strong orig blue with a few light spots on bbl and the outer radius of the magazine tube a little thin and turning plummy; receiver & sideplates retain about all of their orig case colors, brilliant in front of trigger and lower tang, bright in other sheltered areas but generally faded; dust cover retains most of its high polish blue; hammer retains bright case colors and the lever bright case colors on sides, faded on outer faces; forend cap retains about all of its faded case colors. Wood is sound with light handling & storage nicks & scratches and retains most of its orig piano varnish on the buttstock with about 50% on forearm showing wear at back half and on checkering. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. Reloaded ammunition is fine; empty casings are corroded; dies & mold are fine. 4-45672 JR280 (25,000-40,000)

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RARE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 9464. Cal. 45-60. Second model standard grade rifle with 26″ rnd bbl, full magazine, and half nickel front sight with “1876” marked ladder rear sight. It has a screwed–on dust cover rail with impressed thumb print dust cover. Mounted with about 3X, uncheckered, very highly figured, American walnut with straight stock & ultra-rare Schutzen style nickeled brass buttplate. Buttstock & forend cap have factory sling loops. According to a list of features found on p. 138 of The Winchester Model 1876 “Centennial” Rifle, Houze, there is only one such Model 1876 ever made with a Schutzen style stock. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter that fully identifies this rifle with “fancy Schutzen stock” & that it was shipped Sept. 26, 1879. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 40-50% thin orig blue with balance a blue/brown patina. Receiver retains about 50% light orig case colors, stronger in very sheltered areas. Lever retains traces of orig case colors & hammer about 80% faded case colors. Wood is sound with light to moderate handling & use marks and retains 70-75% orig finish on forearm with some dark oil staining. Stock has some dark oil stain around top tang, otherwise retains most of its orig factory oil finish. Buttplate retains about 60-70% strong orig nickel finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with some scattered fine pitting. 4-46639 JR253 (27,500-42,500)

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SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 51766. Cal 40-60. Shorter than standard 26″ oct bbl fitted with Winchester sporting leaf rear sight with 200-1000 yard graduations and Lyman ivory bead no. 4 hunting front sight. Bbl, full magazine and receiver have blued finish with nickel trimmed side plates and magazine cap. Forearm and straight grip stock of standard walnut fitted with steel shotgun buttplate.Accompanied by a Winchester factory letter listing this rifle as .40-60 with 26″ oct bbl, plain trigger and shotgun butt, shipped 3-16-1886. CONDITION: Bbl and action have 50% orig blue blending with spots of patina and small areas of finish wear. Forearm cap has nickel finish with spots of patina. Side plate finish has faded to a mottled patina with some nickel finish remaining on loading gate. Lever has small amount of visible case coloring. Sounds stocks have areas of finish wear with handling marks, the heaviest being on right side of the stock. Bore has darkened appearance with areas of very light pitting. Action has smooth mechanics. 4-46162 DS6 (7,500-12,500)

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WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 23036. Cal 45-75. 28″ oct bbl fitted with folding leaf sporting rear sight and sporting front sight. This rifle features a full magazine with blued finish having case colored hammer and lever. Rifle style forearm and stock are of standard American black walnut with steel crescent butt having sliding trap door containing five-piece cleaning rod. CONDITION: Bbl and action retain 60-70% blue blending with areas of patina and flaking finish. Hammer and lever have some lightly visible case colors. Sound stock and forearm have dull, worn finish with scratches and handling marks. This solid old rifle has a dark bore and smooth action. 4-41527 DS34 (4,000-6,000)

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RARE WINCHESTER 2ND MODEL 1876 LEVER ACTION MUSKET. SN 3864. Cal. 45-75. Standard grade musket with 32″ rnd bbl, barleycorn front sight/bayonet lug for socket bayonet and a musket ladder rear sight with flat tension spring. Receiver is 2nd type with screwed on dust cover rail and an impressed thumb print dust cover. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with full length forearm, one band and forend cap. Left side of the forearm & forend cap have an orig steel cleaning rod. Buttstock has a straight grip and carbine/musket buttplate. Buttstock & bbl band have sling wires. Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms states that 1876 muskets are “scarce”. The Winchester Book, Madis, states that the wiping rod “is not a feature of all Model ’76 muskets”. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains about 95% strong orig blue with some bayonet wear around the front sight; receiver retains about 90% dull orig blue with a ding on the left sideplate; hammer retains about all of its orig case colors turned a little dark. Lever retains strong, dark case colors on the sides, faded on outer faces; buttplate retains about 75% dark case colors. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. Wood is sound with handling & storage nicks, dings & scratches and retains about all of a lightly restored finish. 4-46726 JR234 (7,000-9,000)

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SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 62410. Cal 40-60 WCF. 22″ bbl carbine style fitted with graduated folding leaf carbine sight and fixed front sight. Blued finish with case colored hammer and lever. Full length carbine forearm and carbine buttstock of fancy American black walnut with fiddle grain throughout forearm and wrist area having deep reddish brown tones. CONDITION: Bbl has 70% dull blue fading to patina. Action has 50% blue with areas of wear and flaking having small spots of fine pitting. Hammer and lever show traces of case colors. Refinished stock and forearm are sound with a few heavy handling marks. Bore has good rifling and light pitting. Action has smooth mechanics. 4-46725 DS37 (4,000-6,000)

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DESIRABLE WINCHESTER 1876 NORTHWEST MOUNTED POLICE SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 45313. Cal 45-75. 22″ bbl of carbine style fitted with special Mounted Police rear sight. Full length carbine forearm and carbine stock of nicely grained walnut. Right side of stock is stamped “N.W.M.P.” Toe line of stock has markings “LOF. 1889” along with “APP.” This rifle is in the proper SN range for the 1885 NWMP contract. Accompanying the rifle is a heavy leather scabbard with “N.W.M.P.” marking on the mounting strap. CONDITION: Small amount of blue remains in protected areas with balance fading to patina having scattered spots of light pitting on receiver. Front ring of receiver has 2 short indented marks. Stocks exhibit wear and some heavy handling marks with added coat of finish. Action has good mechanics. Bore has well defined rifling with some light pitting. 4-41526 DS26 (5,500-7,500)

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RARE SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE SENT FOR THE DEFENSE OF GREAT BRITAIN IN WWII. SN 104153. Cal. 45-70. Beautiful deluxe rifle with 26″ oct to rnd bbl, button magazine, Lyman front sight with broken bead, a Lyman 6A 2-leaf folding rear sight and a Lyman loop tang sight. Receiver is color case hardened. Mounted with 2-3X beautiful burl & flame grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and serpentine grip buttstock with black inlay and Winchester hard rubber buttplate. Left side of lower tang is marked with assembly number “649”, “XX” and “RB”. Matching assembly number is also found in top tang channel of buttstock. Right side of buttstock has a 2-1/4″ x 1″ silver plaque attached which is engraved “THIS RIFLE WAS LOANED TO US FOR THE DEFENCE / OF BRITAIN IN A TIME OF DIRE NECESSITY. IT / IS NOW RETURNED TO THE OWNER / DEAN PAUL D. ANDREWS. / WITH OUR GRATEFUL THANKS. / R.B. PULLIN & CO LTD / LONDON”. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle in cal. 45-70 with half oct bbl, plain trigger, checkered stock with pistol grip, half magazine and rubber buttplate, received in the warehouse, July 20, 1895 and shipped same day to Order #15274. Also accompanied by a large framed poster entitled “For the Defense of Britain”. It describes how during the early part of WWII the Germans were threatening to cross the English Channel and Americans sent thousands sporting & surplus military arms to England to arm the home guard. The poster also has a photograph of Herbert Shipman, the orig owner of this rifle and grandfather of Paul S. Andrews. It appears that in engraving the plaque on the stock a mistake was made in listing Mr. Andrews’ middle initial as “D” instead of “S”. Mr. Andrews was born in Aug. 1887, graduated from Yale and Columbia Law School with a degree in law and practiced in Syracuse, NY. In 1917 he enlisted in the Field Artillery and served as a captain in France after which he returned to Syracuse and resumed his law practice and in 1937 became the Dean of Syracuse University College of Law. In 1942 he took a leave of absence and enlisted in the Army. It is not known how long he actually served. He was a member of a number of international organizations and corporations. He died on April 6, 1967 at age 79. Also accompanying is the orig shipping tag from Mr. Andrews to “The American Committee for Defense of British Homes”. Another tag accompanies which is addressed to Rev. Nigel Andrews with the date “6-27-78” and lists the SN and caliber of this rifle. In addition there is a small brass plaque that probably was originally attached to this rifle upon which is inscribed “Given by Bishop Herbert Shipman to his sister, Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews and by her son Dean Paul Shipman Andrews, Syracuse University College of Law, to Britain”. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl retains about 98% crisp orig blue with only a few small nicks; receiver retains 75-80% orig case colors, stronger in sheltered areas, faded elsewhere and turned silver on the bottom; loading gate retains about all of its fire blue turned a little plum colored; lever & hammer retain faded case colors. Wood is sound with a few minor nicks and retains just about all of its orig piano varnish finish. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. Poster is fine. 4-46657 JR252 (27,500-37,500)

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SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 10451. Cal. 40-82. Rare special order ’86 with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight with screw, 3-leaf platinum line express rear sight and an unusual peep sight dovetailed into the top rear end of the bolt. Top flat of the bbl is full length matted with the 2-line bbl address rolled through the matting. Caliber marking is on top left flat over chamber area. Mounted with very nicely figured 2-3X burl & flame grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and serpentine grip stock with black insert and crescent buttplate. Receiver has sgl set trigger. Left side of lower tang, under the wood is marked with assembly number “1125” and “XX”. Matching assembly number is also found in top tang channel of the buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Receiver, forend cap & buttplate are all nickel plated. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle in caliber 40-82 with matted oct bbl, set trigger, checkered pistol grip stock with Lyman sights and “nickel trims”, received in warehouse Nov. 12, 1887 and shipped same day. Such early ’86s with special plated finishes are extremely rare and were likely ordered as a gift to an important person or for use by a trick shooter or a show man. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain about all of a professionally restored finish with magazine tube turning a little plummy; receiver retains about 85% strong orig nickel with some light spotting on the left side and showing wear on the bottom; lever & hammer retain faded case colors turned to brown patina on outer faces of the lever; forend cap retains about 60% orig nickel and the buttplate about 70%. Stock has a repaired sliver at the top left side of the wrist, otherwise wood is sound with nicks, dings & scratches showing moderate wear and retains most of an old restored finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with fine pitting. 4-41531 JR307 (15,000-25,000)

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BEAUTIFUL DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 106500. Cal. 45-90. Fine deluxe rifle with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, Marbles #2 front sight missing the ivory bead and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with about 2-3X very highly figured & colorful flame & shell grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and capped pistol grip stock with crescent buttplate. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is marked with assembly number “737” and “XX”. Assembly number is also found in top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 97-98% strong orig blue with only some thinning on magazine tube from the takedown; there is very faint sharp edge wear on the upper flats; receiver retains 95-96% strong orig blue with sharp edge wear, a few very fine scratches and some slight thinning over top rear edges; bottom of receiver is very slightly thinned; takedown ring retains most of its orig blue, a little thin on bottom; hammer retains very bright case colors and the lever strong case colors on the sides, faded on outer faces; buttplate retains smoky colors. Stock has a tiny hairline back of top tang, otherwise wood is sound with a few very minor nicks & scratches and retains about all of its strong, orig piano varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, very bright shiny bore. Rifle shows very little use. 4-41530 JR239 (15,000-20,000)

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*RARE WINCHESTER “BIG 50” LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 134578. Cal. 50 Ex (50-110). Standard grade rifle with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, Lyman ivory bead front sight, rear sight altered to flat top and a Lyman loop tang sight. Bbl is marked “NICKEL STEEL” on top left flat by rear sight. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum research request (yellow sheet) which identifies this rifle in caliber 50 Express, oct (nickel steel) bbl, plain trigger, Lyman front & sporting rear sights and “TARGET FOR 100 YDS W.H.V. (WITH HIGH VELOCITY AMMUNITION)”. It was received in warehouse June 27, 1905 and shipped June 24, 1905, (obviously a transcription error), to Order #11212. It was repaired & returned Jan. 4, 1911. This rifle is unusual with its crescent buttplate as this huge caliber with severe recoil was very uncomfortable to shoot with anything but a shotgun buttplate. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 99% crisp orig blue and the forend cap about 98%; receiver has a couple of tiny scratches and overall retains 98-99% crisp orig blue; lever & hammer retain about all of their orig case colors, brilliant on hammer and sides of lever, faded on outer faces of lever; buttplate retains about all of its faded case colors. Wood is sound with light nicks & scratches and overall retains about 98% strong orig factory varnish with some dulling on right side of wrist. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-41533 JR271 (22,500-32,500)

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WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 102958. Cal. 45-70. Standard grade rifle with 26″ rnd bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight with screw and unmarked 1886 style ladder rear sight. Receiver is color case hardened. Mounted with uncheckered, nicely figured, straight grain American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 98% crisp orig blue with faint sharp edge wear at the muzzle and a few small spots of pitting on left side of bbl; forend cap retains virtually all of its bright orig case colors; receiver retains about all of its orig case colors, brilliant on right side, lightly faded toward the front, lightly to moderately faded on left side and over the top with bright colors on bottom and a few scattered freckles of pitting on left side; hammer retains bright case colors turned silver on top edge; lever retains bright case colors, moderately faded on outer faces and the buttplate moderately to heavily faded case colors. Wood is sound with a few very minor very scattered light handling & storage nicks & scratches and retains virtually all of its orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, possibly unfired as the bolt & loading gate retain about all of their orig factory finish. 4-46863 (14,000-17,500)

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FINE EARLY WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 32015. Cal. 40-82. Standard grade carbine with 22″ bbl, full magazine, German silver front sight and carbine ladder rear sight. Receiver, lever, hammer & buttplate are color case hardened and the left side of receiver has a stud & ring. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with straight stock and smooth carbine buttplate. According to accepted records there were just over 159,000 1886 rifles & carbines produced in the period 1886 to 1922, and according to The Winchester Book, Madis, only one of every 200 1886s was a carbine. Extrapolating these figures shows that there were only around 800 carbines produced by 1922. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 92-93% strong orig blue turning a little plum with scratches & thin spots over the top half of the bbl; magazine tube retains 96-97% strong orig blue with a small scrape and sharp edge wear; receiver retains most of its orig case colors, strong & bright on left side, faded toward the front and faded on right side, bright in sheltered areas; top edge of receiver retains spots of bright case color, faded over receiver ring; bottom of receiver has faded to silver; lever & hammer retain faded case colors, very strong on left side of lever; buttplate is mostly faded to silver. Stock has a couple of gouges and a scrape on right side with a large bruise on forearm, otherwise is sound with the buttstock retaining strong orig finish showing wear around the wrist; forearm is mostly a hand worn patina. Mechanics are crisp, strong bore, dark in the grooves. 4-46897 (13,500-18,500)

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SCARCE WINCHESTER 1886 BIG BORE SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 120145. Cal 50 EX. 22″ carbine bbl fitted with folding leaf express rear sight and pinned steel blade front sight. This rifle has blued finish with case colored action and stud mounted saddle ring. Carbine style stocks of American black walnut with steel carbine buttplate. CONDITION: Fine as professionally restored retaining 95% bbl blue and magazine finish. Enhanced case hardened finish on action has subdued colors with mottled gray appearance over areas of light scattered pitting. Wood is sound showing some light handling marks and oil staining . Fair bore with moderate pitting. 4-46944 DS29 (9,000-13,000)

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*SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 146994. Cal 45-70. 24″ part oct, nickel steel bbl fitted with graduated sporting leaf rear sight and sporting front sight. This late rifle has full mag with blued bbl and receiver having case colored hammer and lever. Rifle forearm and straight grip stock are fashioned of well figured black walnut with crescent steel buttplate. CONDITION: Bbl and mag tube retain over 90% original blue with spots of fading near the front sight. Magazine band pin is missing. Receiver has 70% blue with spots of flaking and becoming gray from wear in bottom areas. Hammer and lever have some lightly visible case coloring. Sound stock and forearm have a smooth filled refinish. Smooth mechanics. Very good bright bore. 4-41529 DS28 (4,000-6,000)

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RARE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 “BIG 50” LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 76488. Cal. 50 Ex. (50-110). Standard grade rifle with extremely rare, special order 22″ oct to rnd bbl, full magazine, Lyman ivory bead front sight and 3-leaf platinum line express rear sight. Receiver has sgl set trigger. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut in the buttstock and very nicely figured shell & flame grain forearm. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum records office worksheet which identifies this rifle in caliber 50-110 with half oct 22″ bbl, set trigger, fancy forearm & plain stock, received in the warehouse March 3, 1893 and shipped same day to Order #15249. Also accompanied by a copy of the shipping book page for this rifle. Consignor’s research reports that this rifle is one of six 1886s with half oct 22″ bbl, the only one known with “fancy forearm & plain stock” and the only one known in 50 Express with set trigger. This indeed is an extremely rare gun. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains virtually all of a fine restored finish which consignor reports was done by Mike Hunter of Hunter Restorations; blue finish on bbl & magazine tube are Winchester style and case colors are brilliant. Wood is bright & clean. Mechanics are a little stiff but fine, bright shiny bore. 4-46622 JR276 (10,000-15,000)

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SCARCE WINCHESTER 1886 TAKEDOWN EXPRESS LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 88429. Cal 50 express. 26″ oct bbl with takedown configuration with full magazine. Sights consist of a sporting rear sight and sporting front sight with filed brass blade. This big 50 has blued finish with case colored hammer and lever. Left side of receiver and takedown extension are stamped with the initials “JJ.” It is equipped with extra finish walnut stocks having exceptional curly grain for a standard rifle. CONDITION: Bbl and action retain 40-50% orig blue that is fading in many areas and becoming thin on bbl and receiver edges. Magazine tube has small dent in right side forward of band. Hammer and lever have small amount of visible case color. Stocks are sound with orig finish having some wear and handling marks. Good bright bore with a few spots of slight roughness. 4-41528 DS39 (8,500-12,500)

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DESIRABLE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 28624. Cal 40-65 WCF. 26″ oct bbl having folding leaf express rear sight with Winchester express front sight with brass bead removed. Other features of the rifle include single set trigger, steel shotgun buttplate, full magazine and blue-case colored finish. Stocks are of standard American black walnut. Left bbl flat is inscribed “M. Hall McAllister. 1889.” CONDITION: Bbl and magazine tube have 80-85% org blue with brightness on the sharp edges and a few spots of corrosion. Receiver has 30-40% case colors being nicely visible on sides and fading to silvery patina on areas susceptible to handling wear. Stock has heavy marks at comb, behind top tang and left side of stock with small chips and wear around buttplate. Stock and forearm have touched up finish and scattered handling marks. Action exhibits smooth mechanics with clean crisp set trigger operation. Bore is good and bright. 4-41532 DS40 (4,500-6,500)

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*EXTRAORDINARILY RARE SEMI-DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE STAINLESS STEEL 2-BARREL SET WITH ORIGINAL BOX. SN 945578. Cal. 25-20 & 32 WCF (32-20). Beautiful special order ’92 with two 24-1/4″ oct bbls, 2/3 and 1/2 magazines, takedown, standard front sights and Lyman 6A 2-leaf folding rear sights and a locking Lyman tang sight with windage adjustment in the base. Mounted with straight grain American walnut that has I-style checkered forearms & straight stock with serrated steel buttplate. Both bbls are marked “STAINLESS STEEL”. Accompanied by its orig 2-pc cardboard box with red, white & blue top label and two gray/green end labels, one marked “25-20 WCF” and the other “32 WCF”, both with matching SNs and both overstamped “TAKE DOWN” and “STAINLESS BBL”. Box has two bands of Winchester trademark paper tape and contains its orig wooden dividers and waxed paper. Top of box has two ink stamps “STAINLESS STEEL.” Stainless steel bbls on any Winchester is a rarity having been produced for only a year or so, checkered wood stainless guns are even more rare and a 2-bbl set is pretty much unknown. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Appears to be pristine and as new with both bbls retaining virtually all of their crisp orig Japanned finish with normal scuffing to the bottom of the bbl surface from disassembly. The magazine tubes retain all of their orig blue; forend caps & takedown rings retain nearly all of their strong orig blue with light flaking on forend cap of the 32 caliber bbl and light flaking on both takedown rings; receiver retains 97-98% crisp orig blue with one small spot of flaking on right side. Wood is sound with only a couple of very minor nicks in each of the forearms and no discernible flaws in the buttstock and overall retains virtually all of its orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bores, both appear to be unfired. Box has taped corners and shows moderate to heavy wear and light soil. 4-46087 JR243 (30,000-50,000)

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*EXCEPTIONAL EXTRA LENGTH DELUXE WINCHESTER 1892 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 254961. Cal 38 WCF. This special order rifle is fitted with a 30″ oct bbl having M.S.A. Co. (Marbles Safety Axe Co.) flexible combination tang sight, M.S.A. Co. folding leaf express rear sight with Marbles brass bead express front sight. This high condition rifle has blue finish with case color hammer, lever and crescent steel butt. Other features are full magazine and dbl set triggers. Stocks are of fancy American black walnut having fine burl grain in the butt section of the stock and rear portion of the forearm with marbled coloring exuding deep brown and orange tones. Forearm and straight grip stock have style H checkering. CONDITION: Bbl and action have over 90% orig blue with a few light scratches and handling marks. Receiver has 70-80% blue, being bright on the sides and wearing to silver on the bottom and around the edges. Hammer and lever have case colors in protected areas blending with silvery patina. Buttplate finish has faded to silvery patina with spots of pitting at heel. Sound stock and forearm with some handling marks, areas of oil darkening and spots of chipping and peeling finish that have added finish touch up. Smooth action, dbl set trigger is adjusted too light to hold in set position. Bore is very good and bright. 4-46987 DS42 (7,000-10,000)

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*EXTREMELY RARE 14″ WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 TRAPPER SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 679709. Cal. 38 WCF (38-40). Standard grade carbine with extremely rare 14″ bbl, full magazine with square base front sight and carbine ladder rear sight. Receiver has a staple & ring in left side. Mounted with uncheckered, nicely figured, gum wood with straight stock & carbine buttplate. Forearm is 7-7/8″ long vs. the 9″ of standard forearms. Accompanied by a Dept. of Treasury Letter dated June 26, 1981 addressed to Lewis Year out of Great Falls, MT, which lists this carbine by SN, exempting it from the provisions of the National Firearms Act. Short bbl carbines in and of themselves are rare but those of under 16″ are extremely rare and aside from the ultra-rare 12″ carbines, the 14″ versions are the most rare. The great majority of trapper carbine, especially those with bbls 16″ and under were sold previously to markets in South & Central America where they saw hard service in jungle conditions with little or no maintenance. Very few are found today with any orig finish. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 99% crisp orig blue with light losses on high points of bbl bands; receiver retains 75% strong orig blue with the losses from flaking, not wear, and a few scattered spots of light pitting on right side; left side of receiver also has flaking and a halo from the saddle ring; lever & hammer retain bright case colors, faded on outer faces of lever; buttplate retains about 95% strong blue. Wood is sound with a few light handling & storage nicks & scratches and overall retains virtually all of its orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-41544 JR275 (12,500-17,500)

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VERY EARLY WINCHESTER 1892 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 8043. Cal 44 WCF. 24″ oct bbl with full magazine having no. 22 sporting rear sight and no. 21 sporting front. This standard rifle has blued finish with case colored hammer and lever. Forearm and stock have black walnut fitted with crescent steel buttplate. CONDITION: Bbl has about 95% orig blue. Orig blue on magazine tube is obtaining a brown cast from age. Receiver has bright blue mixing with salt and pepper flaking and some very light pitting. Hammer has 90% case colors. Lever has 70% case colors with an area of corrosion on the outer edge of the loop. Stock and forearm retain good finish having scattered small scratches and light handling marks. There is a small chip on the left side of the stock adjacent to the top tang. Smooth mechanics with a good bright bore. 4-41534 DS9 (5,000-7,000)

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1287

*VERY RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 LEVER ACTION MUSKET. SN 589125. Cal. 32 WCF (32-20). Very rare musket in an even more rare cal. with 30″ rnd bbl, full magazine, German silver blade in the square base front sight and 900-yd musket ladder rear sight. Mounted with nicely figured, slab sawed, uncheckered American walnut with full length forearm that has three bands and straight stock with carbine style buttplate. Bottom of stock & middle band have sling wires. Winchester, hoping for U.S. military orders produced the musket primarily in 44 caliber. When military orders did not materialize, Winchester turned to foreign military markets which efforts were equally unsuccessful. Even though the Model 1892 was produced in fairly large quantities, something in excess of 1,000,000, only a few were produced as muskets and of those few muskets produced, extremely few were in 32-20 & 25-20 cals. These small bore muskets are practically unknown in the collector’s world today. CONDITION: Good to very good. Bbl retains about 60-65% orig blue turning plum with a few light nicks on top; bbl bands are a plum brown patina; receiver is a mottled, smooth plummy brown patina with light wrench marks on both sides. Stock has a chip on both sides of top tang at the receiver, otherwise wood is sound with a smooth weathered hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine, worn dark bore. In over 50 years of handling Winchesters this is only the second musket in caliber 32-20 that this cataloger can recall examining. 4-46809 JR300 (6,000-10,000)

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1288

*FINE WINCHESTER MODEL 92 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 940333. Cal 25-20. 20″ bbl of carbine style with full magazine. Carbine rear sight with pinned steel blade front sight. Carbine forearm and straight grip stock of standard American black walnut with carbine steel buttplate. CONDITION: This rifle retains 90-95% orig blue finish. Stock and forearm have very good original finish with a few light marks. Crisp mechanics. Very good bright bore. 4-41535 DS25 (5,500-7,500)

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1289

WINCHESTER 1892 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 161168. Cal 44 WCF. 20″ bbl fitted with no. 44A carbine rear sight and a pinned brass blade front. Blued finish with case colored hammer and lever. Stocks are walnut and fitted with steel carbine buttplate. CONDITION: Bbl and magazine tube retain 80-85% blue. Receiver has heavy blue on the sides with edge wear and fading on the bottom. Hammer and lever retain good case colors in protected areas and blending with patina. Buttplate blue has faded to patina. Wood has good finish with scattered scratches and handling marks. Upper rear corner on right side of forearm has a spot of darkening that may be caused by solvent or oil. Good mechanics with a bright bore showing a little roughness near muzzle. 4-46976 DS8 (3,500-5,000)

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1290

*VERY RARE SMOOTH BORE WINCHESTER 1892 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 167239. Cal 44 WCF. 20″ carbine bbl with no. 44 sporting leaf rear sight and pinned brass blade front sight. This scarce carbine has smooth bore which is seldom seen and often used by exhibition shooters. Carbine forearm and stock of plain walnut with steel carbine buttplate. CONDITION: Bbl and action blue has faded to patina with an area of pitting near muzzle. Forearm has a crack forward of band and shows heavy handling marks. Stock has small cracks behind lower tang and left side of receiver with worn finish and handling marks. Stock has small gaps in fit at receiver. Action has good mechanics. Bbl has light pitting most prominent closer to the muzzle. 4-38237 DS13 (4,000-6,000)

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1291

*VERY RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 SPECIAL ORDER SHORT RIFLE. SN 812888. Cal. 44 WCF. Standard grade rifle with the very rare 16″ oct bbl, full magazine, Marbles ivory bead Improved front sight, flattop rear sight and a Marbles extended locking tang sight. Mounted with uncheckered, nicely figured American walnut with straight stock and crescent buttplate. Forearm is 7-3/8″ long as is found on most true short rifles vs. the standard 8-3/8″. Short rifles, such as this one, are very rare when one considers that probably for less money the customer could have ordered a carbine of the same length with less weight. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 95-97% strong orig blue turning a little plum on outer radius of magazine tube; receiver, forend cap & buttplate have flaked to a smooth brown patina with blue in sheltered areas, showing very little wear; lever & hammer retain strong blue, flaked to a light blue/brown patina on outer faces of lever. Wood is sound with a small gouge on right wrist, a few scratches & nicks and retains about all of its bright orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-41545 JR268 (5,000-7,000)

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1292

*RARE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 ENGRAVED DELUXE TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 879123. Cal. 25-35. Beautiful deluxe ’94 with 24-1/4″ oct to rnd bbl, half magazine, takedown with Lyman ivory bead front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight and Lyman locking tang sight with windage in the base. Receiver has close-coupled dbl set triggers. Mounted with very nicely figured 2-3X center crotch flame grain American walnut wit H-style checkered forearm and capped pistol grip stock and Winchester hard rubber buttplate. Buttstock & forend cap have sling eyes. Right side of upper tang, under the wood, is marked with assembly number “48” which number is also found in top tang channel of buttstock. Receiver is beautifully engraved, probably by Angelo Stokes in #6 patterns consisting of the large vignette of a Big Horn sheep on the left side and a whitetail buck on the right side, all surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns and wavelet borders. Engraving extends over the top of the receiver, top tang, floorplate and chamber area of the bbl with light patterns on forend cap. Cody Firearms Museum Records indicate the SN applied for 6-29-1918. No other information available. Late deluxe ’94 rifles are scarce and engraved ones are quite rare. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 98% crisp orig blue with only the hint of sharp edge wear; receiver retains about 95-96% strong orig blue with a couple of small rub spots and very faint sharp edge wear; takedown ring retains about 75% orig blue with the balance a blue/gray patina. Wood is sound with the buttstock retaining about all of a fine professionally restored finish and the forearm retains 60-70% strong orig oil finish showing wear on rear edge with moderate wear on the checkering. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-46943 (17,500-22,500)

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*SCARCE SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 651333. Cal 30 WCF. Highly ornate rifle with 26″ oct bbl and full magazine of takedown configuration. Bbl is fitted with sporting sights. Engraving is style no. 6 believed to be executed by Conrad Ulrich. Right side of receiver has buck deer in circular vignette surrounded by arabesque scroll. Left side has matching scroll and vignette featuring a big horn ram. Scroll engraving continues on takedown extension, breech portion of bbl, top tang and floorplate. This fine rifle is stocked in fancy American black walnut featuring crescent steel butt and style H checkering. CONDITION: Bbl and magazine tube retain 70-80% blue with wear on bbl edges and having spots of pitting. Receiver has 20-30% blue on sides fading to patina on top and bottom surfaces with a few spots of very light pitting. Forearm has moderately worn checkering with oil darkened appearance having handling marks and a chip on right side along bbl channel. Stock has moderate checkering wear with a gouge on right side above lever loop. Finish has areas of wear in oil darkening with handling marks. Action has smooth mechanics. This desirable orig rifle has a good, bright bore. 4-46113 DS38 (13,500-18,500)

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1294

*FINE DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 199264. Cal. 38-55. Beautiful deluxe ’94 with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight with screw and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with very nicely figured, about 2X, American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and capped pistol grip stock with crescent buttplate. Left side of lower tang is marked with assembly number “18050” and “XX”. Matching assembly number is also found on rear face of buttstock, under the buttplate, and inside toe of buttplate. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 96-98% strong orig blue with some fine surface discoloration toward the muzzle; receiver retains 93-95% strong orig blue, lightly thinned over the bottom with sharp edge wear and some light thinning around top rear edge; top tang is lightly flaked with light brown patina; lever & hammer retain bright case colors, faded on top edge of hammer and outer faces of lever. Wood is sound with light handling & use nicks & scratches and retains nearly all of its bright piano varnish finish. Mechanics are fine, very bright shiny bore. 4-41538 JR244 (8,500-12,500)

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SCARCE SPECIAL ORDER SEMI-SELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 137660. Cal. 25-35. Fine semi-deluxe rifle with 26″ oct to rnd bbl, button magazine, Lyman ivory bead front sight, slot blank in rear seat and a Lyman loop tang sight. Mounted with very highly figured straight grain American walnut with I-style checkered forearm and capped pistol grip stock with Winchester hard rubber buttplate. Left side of lower tang is marked with assembly number “13577CF”. Top tang channel of buttstock has the assembly number “12468” and “94”. Special order rifles in this caliber are quite rare. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 96-98% strong orig blue with only faint sharp edge wear; forend cap retains about 99% orig blue and receiver about 95% strong orig blue with light sharp edge wear and light thinning around bottom front; lever & hammer retain bright case colors, brilliant on sides of lever faded on outer faces. Wood is sound with a bruise and several scratches on right side of buttstock and overall retains about all of its brilliant orig varnish with some dulling and light wear at carry point on the forearm. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-41539 JR269 (8,000-10,000)

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*VERY RARE SEMI-DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 430071. Cal. 25-35. Rare semi-deluxe rifle with 26″ tapered extra-light oct to rnd bbl, half magazine and takedown with the rare feature of the half nickel front sight dovetailed into the bbl rather than on a pedestal as is usually found on lightweight rifles. It has semi-buckhorn rear sight with blued receiver and close coupled dbl set triggers. Left side of receiver is stamped in small letters “FROM W.F. SHEARD / TACOMA, WASH.” Rifle is mounted with nicely figured, uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with capped pistol grip stock and checkered steel buttplate. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 97-98% crisp orig blue with slight muzzle edge wear and one spot of pitting on round section; magazine tube & forend cap also retain about all of their strong orig blue with a fingerprint size spot of rust; takedown ring retains about 70% orig blue, being a blue/gray patina on bottom with two small areas of hammer marks; receiver retains 93-94% strong orig blue with some minor candy striping, a few light scratches and a couple of spots of rust on right side with thinning blue on bottom front and top rear edges; lever & hammer retain about all of their orig case colors, very strong on hammer, brilliant on sides of lever, faded on outer faces. Wood is sound with nicks, scratches and a couple of small gouges on buttstock with a bruise on left bottom edge of forearm and overall retains about all of its strong orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, very bright shiny bore. 4-41540 JR273 (6,000-8,000)

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Revised: 9/17/2012

Correction: Firearm is antique.

DESIRABLE WINCHESTER 1894 EXTRA LIGHT DELUXE TAKEDOWN RIFLE. SN 101109. Cal 38-55. This scarce rifle has a rapid taper oct bbl of 24″ length. Features include takedown configuration with half magazine and fitted with sporting sights. Capped pistol grip stock with hard rubber shotgun butt and forearm of standard walnut with style I checkering. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter confirming features of gun as described and further stating, “Received in warehouse March 27, 1901. Shipped from warehouse on March 28, 1901, order no. 93378.” CONDITION: Bbl retains 70-80% orig blue with small spots of pitting and light nicks. The action has 60% blue fading to patina and having spots of light pitting. Sound refinished stock and forearm with darkening around the action having a few handling marks and some finish wear. Bore has spots of light pitting. 4-46163 DS14 (3,000-5,000)

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WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 119982. Cal. 30 WCF (30-30). Standard grade rifle with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, takedown with Lyman ivory bead front sight, 3-leaf platinum line express rear sight and a Lyman loop tang sight. Mounted with “extra finish” uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate. It was fairly common practice for Winchester to have put “extra finish” wood on standard grade takedown rifles. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 98-99% crisp orig blue with only the hint of sharp edge wear around the muzzle edge; forend cap retains about 96-97% crisp orig blue as does the takedown ring; receiver retains 95-97% crisp orig blue with the only detraction some light rust spots on left side; loading gate retains all of its crisp fiery blue; lever & hammer retain about all of their crisp bright to brilliant case colors; buttplate retains about all of its strong orig case colors. Stock has a couple of minor nicks & dings, otherwise wood is completely sound and retains virtually all of it bright orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-41537 JR247 (4,500-6,500)

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1299

PAIR OF EARLY WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLES. SN 58091 & 71560. 1)Cal 38-55. Standard oct rifle with 26″ bbl, SN 58091. This rifle has a full magazine and is fitted with sporting sights. Rifle stocks are of American black walnut having crescent steel buttplate. Finish is blue with case colored hammer and lever. 2)Cal 38-55. Rnd bbl rifle of 26″ length with full magazine. SN 71560. Rifle features sporting style sights and blue finish with case colored hammer and lever. Rifle stocks of black walnut having steel crescent buttplate. Bbl above and below cal marking have partially visible stamped name and address “V KIN????/Saginaw.” CONDITION: 1)SN 58091 retains 70% original blue. Hammer and lever retain 40% case colors. Sound stock and forearm have light scratches and handling marks. This rifle has a smooth action with good bright bore. 2) SN 71560 has 85-90% bbl and magazine blue with 70% blue with spots of light pitting on receiver. Hammer and lever have some visible case colors. Sound wood with light scratches and handling marks. Bore has spots of very light pitting. Action has smooth mechanics. 4-46843 DS32 (5,000-8,000)