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Auction: October 4th-7th, 2004

Preview: October 3, 2004

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350

UNUSUAL ENGRAVED KENDALL UNDERHAMMER RIFLE. Cal. 45. SN 563. 24” part octagonal bbl, marked “N. KENDALL / WINDSOR VT. / PATENT” on top of the bbl and “SMITH’S / IMPROVED / PATENT / STUD / LOCK” on the bbl tang. Besides the engraving on the bbl, tang, hammer and buttplate, this has a turned ring between the oct and round portions of the bbl. The stock has a black varnish finish. The inscription plate on the left side is blank. CONDITION: Fine with smooth gray patina mixed with scattered spots of light surface rust. Stock has numerous dents and scratches with minor chipping at the buttplate. Action is fine. 4-52616 FS58 (1,500-2,500)

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351

FINE KENDALL UNDERHAMMER RIFLE. Cal. 44. SN: 375. 20-5/8” octagonal bbl. The very deeply rifled bbl is marked “88” at the muzzle, indicating a bore diameter of about .40, but it measures .44. The ramrod and pipes are mounted on the lower right quarter flat instead of the bottom of the bbl. There is a single sling swivel on the bottom of the stock behind the triggerguard. CONDITION: Excellent overall. 85% thinning but still bright brown on the bbl, 95% deep blue on the rear sight and 98% varnish on the stock. Action is fine. 4-52633 FS120 (1,200-1,800)

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352

HILLIARD UNDERHAMMER RIFLE. Cal. 42. 29” octagonal bbl, marked “CAST-STEEL / D.H. HILLIARD / CORNISH / N.H.” on the left quarter flat of the bbl and “3 2 3/4” on the bottom. The center sight in the middle of the bbl is missing. CONDITION: Brown patina overall with numerous dents along the edges of the bbl. Wood has been cleaned and reoiled. Action is good. 4-52624 FS119 (800-1,200)

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353

HEAVY HILLIARD BENCH RIFLE. CAL. 38. 24-1/4” octagonal bbl, 1-5/8” across the flats. Marked “D.H. HILLIARD / CAST-STEEL / NO 1477” on the left quarter flat of the bbl. The address marking has been overstruck and defaced. The center sight elevator is missing and the rear one is a replacement. The bottom of the bbl is marked “6 CSS 2 2-1/4”. CONDITION: Smooth brown patina on the bbl. Hammer nose has been replaced, causing some scale pitting on the shaft of the hammer. Stock has been lightly cleaned with fill near the bbl. Action is good. 4-52694 FS146 (1,200-1,800)

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354

RAMSDELL UNDERHAMMER RIFLE. Cal. 42. 22” octagonal bbl, marked “C.V. Ramsdell / BANGOR Me” on the upper left flat. The tang is notched for an extended rear sight but the one mounted in the center of the bbl is correct and the only one that has ever been installed. An inscription plate on the cheekpiece is engraved in script “Thomas P. Sawyer / Sedgwick, Me”. CONDITION: Smooth gray patina with scattered light pitting on the bbl. Stock and furniture are fine. Trigger guard is repaired. Action is fine. 4-52605 FS48 (1,000-1,500)

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355

ROBBINS, KENDALL & LAWRENCE UNDERHAMMER RIFLE. Cal. 34. SN 956. 23-3/16” octagonal bbl, marked “ROBBINS / KENDALL & / LAWRENCE / WINDSOR VT. / 1846” on top of the bbl and “SMITH’S / IMPROVED / PATENT / STUD / LOCK” on the bbl tang. The German silver patchbox is engraved with a bird carrying a leaf. The other German silver mounts, the hammer, and the bbl tang have light scroll engraving. The bbl has been set back slightly. The ramrod and two pipes have been replaced. The rear sight is missing. CONDITION: Rust/brown patina with heavy vise marks on the bbl, heavy rust on the nose of the hammer. Stock has been repaired, cleaned and reoiled. Action is fine. 4-52508 FS31 (500-1,000)

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356

CONVERTED KENDALL UNDERHAMMER RIFLE. Cal. 44. 26” octagonal bbl, marked “N. KENDALL / WINDSOR VT / PATENT” on top of the bbl and “SMITH’S / IMPROVED / PATENT / STUD / LOCK” on the bbl tang. The rear of the bbl has been modified to take a Snider type breechblock. This conversion is unmarked. The hammer remains the same but there is an arm installed in the bottom of the bbl which cams the firing pin in the breechblock forward. This is the only known breech loading conversion that I am aware of. CONDITION: Gray patina with some file and vise marks. Rear sight has been moved forward. Ramrod is missing. Stock has been repaired and refinished. 4-52515 FS36 (1,200-1,800)

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357

HILLIARD UNDERHAMMER RIFLE. CAL. 36. 16” octagonal bbl, marked “D.H. HILLIARD. / CORNISH. / N.H. / 2149”. The sliding adjustment arm for the cantilever sight is missing. CONDITION: Smooth brown patina on the bbl with light surface rust mixed with original finish. Numerous scratches in the black varnish finish on the stock. Mechanically good. 4-52722 FS193 (1,200-1,800)

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358

UNIDENTIFIED FAUCET BREECH PERCUSSION UNDERHAMMER RIFLE. Cal. 41. 23” part octagonal bbl. The drum at the rear of the bbl is rotated by a lever on the left side and the chamber is loaded in the vertical position. This is extremely well made. The extended rear sight has a folding peep at the rear. The globe front sight has a sun cap over the very thin post. CONDITION: Smooth brown patina overall with hints of finish. Tiger maple stock retains about 90% of its original varnish. Action is fine. 4-52609 FS52 (1,000-2,000)

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359

LEONARD BUGGY RIFLE. Cal. 44. 16” part octagonal bbl, marked “GEO. O. LEONARD / KEENE N.H. / CAST-STEEL”. Mounted with adjustable lollypop sight on the tang and globe front sight at the front. Dbl set triggers. CONDITION: Fine overall. 80% brown on the bbl and ramrod pipes mixed with scattered light pitting. Dark patina on the brass. Engraved “G. GOULCHER” lockplate shows traces of casehardening color. Stock retains about 90% of its original varnish with minor scratches and dents. 4-52941 FS96 (900-1,200)

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360

SOMERS UNDERHAMMER RIFLE WITH TELESCOPE. Cal. 36. 26” octagonal bbl, marked “H. SOMERS / PASSUMPSIC / VT”. Two different H. Somers, Harvey and Hugh, worked in Barnett, Vermont, but we don’t know which, if either, this one might be. The 30-1/4” brass telescope is unmarked. A screw is missing in the bottom of the telescope and the optics will not focus. CONDITION: Generally fine with little wear. Triggerguard has been bent but there are no dents in the wood or the scope. Wood retains most of its original varnish. Action is fine. 4-52606 FS49 (1,000-1,500)

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361

GLYNN UNDERHAMMER TARGET RIFLE. CAL. 40. 31” octagonal bbl, marked “E.M. GLYNN” on the top flat between the two rear sights. There is a decoration consisting of 7-pointed stars and crosses at the rear of the bbl. Edgar Glynn worked in Clarendon, Vermont, from 1871 to 1885. CONDITION: Brown patina with dense and light rust on the iron parts. Stock has been broken in two and repaired at the wrist. Action is fine. Ramrod is a replacement. 4-52795 FS181 (1,000-1,500)

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362

HARRINGTON UNDERHAMMER TARGET RIFLE. Cal. 38. 27-3/4” octagonal bbl, marked “H-B HARRINGTON / LEBANON NH” on the top flat between the two sights and “HITCHCOCK & MUZZY” on the upper left flat. The ramrod and nipple are replacements. The style is similar to Hilliard but there is no known connection at this time. CONDITION: Brown patina overall with vise marks at the breech. Wood has light scratches and dents. Action is fine. 4-52505 FS28 (800-1,200)

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363

TURNER, LULL & CO UNDERHAMMER RIFLE. CAL. 41. 25-1/2” oct bbl, marked “TURNER, LULL & CO / WOODSTOCK VT” inside engraved brackets on top of the bbl. Benjamin Turner and the Lull brothers were in Woodstock in the late 1840’s. This rifle is typical of those produced in that area. The adjustment screw on the cantilever sight is missing. The protection cup around the nipple appears to be a later addition. There is an extra rear sight slot in the bbl. CONDITION: Gray/brown patina with light pitting overall. Stock has been broken and has repair plates and a new hammer screw installed. It has been repaired and is now broken again. Mechanically good. 4-52828 FS152 (800-1,200)

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364

WOODSTOCK PERCUSSION PISTOL. Cal. 36. 9-3/4″ part octagonal bbl with a German silver band around the rear. It is marked only “WOODSTOCK VT.” and it is not known which of the gunsmiths there made it. CONDITION: Fine. 70% blue, bright on the action and mixed with light surface rust on the bbl. Fancy walnut grips are fine. Action is fine but the nipple is mashed. 4-51995 FS255 (500-800)

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365

LULL UNDERHAMMER PISTOL. Cal. 31. SN: 65. 6″ part octagonal bbl, marked “M.D. & A.G.LULL / WOODSTOCK VT.” on top of bbl. The sight elevator is missing. CONDITION: Gray patina overall with scattered spots of pitting. Varnish on the stock shows some heat damage but is mostly intact. Action is good. 4-51998 FS251 (400-600)

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366

FINE CASED LEONARD PISTOL RIFLE. Cal. 36. 12″ part octagonal bbl, marked “A. LEONARD & SON. / SAXTONS RIVER.VT. / CAST – STEEL” inside an engraved border on top of the bbl. The adjustable rear sight has two leaves that fold to fit in the case. The brass stock is fancy C and S scrolls. The walnut case has cut outs for a screwdriver, a hammer, which are missing, and a nipple wrench, which is present, in the lid and compartments in the base containing a brass tube of patches, a funnel, a wooden ramrod with detachable wood handles and fixtures, an empty brass box, and a brass box containing bullets and having spout on one end. There is also a removable lid covering a bullet tray containing 156 cast balls with space for three times that many. On top of this tray is a wooden bullet starter and a brass bullet mold. This outfit is illustrated in several views in Vermont’s Gunsmiths & Gunmakers pg. 160. CONDITION: Excellent. 70% original brown on the bbl and faded casehardening colors on the hammer. Grip is fine with minor dents from loose tools in the case. Case is slightly warped, causing the lock lugs from entering the case of the lock. Externally it has minor dents and scratches. Lift out tray has two cracks half way across. Bullet mold is somewhat battered. 4-53030 FS206 (1,000-2,000)

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367

HILLIARD BUGGY PISTOL. Cal. 36. SN: 2309. 12-1/2″ rnd bbl. The Hilliard marking is almost entirely gone and only the front letters are visible. The attachment system for the shoulder stock is somewhat different than that usually found. An iron strap passes around the pistol grip with a block on the bottom for the forged iron stock. An 1868 2-cent piece has been inlayed on the right side of the grip. CONDITION: Gray/brown patina overall with spots of pitting and surface rust. Grip has been broken at the top. Ramrod pipes have been resoldered. Action is good. 4-52706 FS228 (2,000-3,000)

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368

BROWN UNDERHAMMER PISTOL. Cal. 38. 12-9/16″ oct bbl, marked “J . BROWN. / FREMONT.N.H.” on the left quarter flat. Unusual grain on the wood, running in two different directions. CONDITION: Rust/brown patina overall. Stock has a short crack at the hammer screw on the left side and other nicks and scratches. Mechanically needs work. 4-51999 FS254 (500-700)

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369

FOGG UNDERHAMMER PISTOL. Cal. 38. 12″ part octagonal bbl, marked “G. B. FOGG. / MANCHESTER / N.H.” on the left quarter flat. CONDITION: Fine. 80% blue on the bbl and top of frame, which has a reddish tinge. Stock appears to be rosewood and has a repaired crack at the rear screw, otherwise fine. Action is fine. 4-52001 FS252 (500-800)

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370

GRAVES PERCUSSION UNDERHAMMER PISTOL. Cal. 36. 8-3/8” part octagonal bbl, marked “J. GRAVES / BANGOR Me” on the upper left flat. CONDITION: Metal has been cleaned but light pitting and cleaning marks remain. Wood has been repaired but other cracks are open. Mechanically good. 4-51993 FS74 (300-500)

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371

KENDALL UNDERHAMMER PISTOL. Cal. 38. 7” part octagonal bbl, marked “N. KENDALL / WINDSOR VT”. CONDITION: Bbl and upper tang have been reblued. Bbl marking is very thin. Stock has been cracked and repaired. Action is good. 4-51992 FS75 (300-500)

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372

HILLIARD UNDERHAMMER PISTOL. Cal. 38. SN 118. 5-3/8” part octagonal bbl, marked “D.H. HILLIARD / CORNISH. / N.H.” on the top flat and “2–4-1/4” on the bottom. CONDITION: Gray/brown patina overall with vise marks at the rear of the bbl. Stock has been repaired behind the triggerguard and refinished and has a crack at the hammer screw. Action needs work. 4-51994 FS73 (500-1,000)

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373

LEONARD UNDERHAMMER PISTOL. Cal. 31. 6-1/8″ octagonal bbl, marked only “KEENE / N.H” but this is George Leonard’s stamp so it was probably made by him. CONDITION: Metal is fine, retaining about 70% of its original blue. Stock has a large chunk missing at the lower left side and a repair on top. Action is fine. 4-51996 FS257 (300-500)

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374

UNUSUAL KENDALL UNDERHAMMER PISTOL. Cal. 48. 10″ part octagonal bbl, marked “N. KENDALL / WINDSOR VT.” on top of the top flat and “SMITH’S / IMPROVED / PATENT / STUD / LOCK” on the tang. The rear sight and the ramrod are missing. CONDITION: Rust/brown patina mixed with light pitting overall. Grip has been broken and repaired with brass strips on either side. Mechanically fine. 4-51997 FS256 (300-500)

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375

RAMSDELL UNDERHAMMER PISTOL. Cal. 43. 12-1/2″ part octagonal bbl, marked “C. V. Ramsdell / BANGOR Me.” on the left quarter flat. The front sight is missing. The rear sight elevator is a replacement. Accompanied by a period original brown leather holster with flap and a WWI era military metal button. It has a belt loop on the back. CONDITION: Moderate pitting overall on the bbl with a similar spot in the middle of the rear sight. Stock has been broken and repaired poorly with heavy varnish applied to cover the repair. This is a rare pistol and should be repaired properly. Holster is fair showing heavy wear with some old hand stitching, actually worn through at the muzzle. An interesting early holster. 4-52000 FS253 (400-600)

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376

PARKER UNDERHAMMER PISTOL. Cal. 36. 16-1/2″ part octagonal bbl, marked “A. PARKER” on top of the bbl and “TRUMAN B HARRIS” on the left, right flats and lower right quarter flat. Parker worked in Ludlow, Vermont, around 1850. Harris has not been located and may have been the owner. The work is typical upper Connecticut Valley. The ramrod is a replacement. CONDITION: Rust/brown patina overall, cleaned in the areas of the markings. Rear sight is bent and the elevator is missing. Finish on the wood has considerable heat damage but the wood is still solid. Mechanically good. 4-52689 FS240 (600-900)

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377

UNMARKED PERCUSSION CANE GUN. Cal. 58. 27” rnd bbl. The action is from a Blunt & Syms saw handle pistol with a bbl added and the backstrap threaded for shoulder stock. Has a wood musket tompion in the muzzle. CONDITION: Gray/brown patina mixed with light pitting overall. Grips have been lighted sanded. Nipple has been replaced. Action is fine. 4-53167 FS3 (500-1,000)

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378

WRIGHT BUGGY PISTOL. CAL. 36. 20” oct bbl marked “A. C. WRIGHT / FITCHBURG / MASS / CAST – STEEL”. This is equipped with a leather covered iron stock held to the butt with a large turn screw and two pins. Arthur Wright worked in Fitchburg from 1856 to 1896 before moving to Worchester, where he died in 1908. He held a number of patents for various types of guns. CONDITION: Strong traces of blue on the bbl mixed with light surface rust. Frame, grip and triggerguard are mostly a dark brown patina. About 1/3 of the leather covering is missing from the stock. Mechanically good. 4-52719 FS167 (1,500-2,500)

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379

HILLIARD BUGGY RIFLE. CAL. 52 Smoothbore. 21-3/4” rnd bbl, marked “D.H. HILLIARD / CORNISH / N.H. / CAST-STEEL”. The iron stock is permanently attached to the base of the grip. CONDITION: Bbl has been cleaned but light rust and pitting remain. Stock has file marks. Grip is broken with one screw repair which is not holding. Mechanically good. 4-52720 FS174 (500-800)

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380

HILLIARD UNDERHAMMER PISTOL. Cal. 16 ga. SN: 141. 20-1/2” rnd bbl, marked “CAST-STEEL” on the left side with no other readable marks. Only the first three letters of Hilliard marking is on the bbl among the vise marks. The nipple is missing. The main spring and stock is broken. The triggerguard is missing. CONDITION: Rust/brown patina overall. Heavy black varnish covers about half of the grip. 4-52698 FS164 (400-700)

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381

MORSE PERCUSSION PISTOL. Cal. 36. 17-1/2″ oct bbl. “T.MORSE.” is stamped on top of the bbl and on the lockplate. Thomas Morse worked in Lancaster, New Hampshire, from 1866 to 1882. CONDITION: Gray/brown patina with scattered rust and light pitting. Stock has been repaired and refinished. Lock is not working. 4-52690 FS230 (800-1,200)

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382

FINE SCOTTISH TRAVELERS PISTOL. Cal. 54 Smoothbore. 8-1/4″ octagonal bbl, marked “MC CRIRICK, AYR.” on top of the bbl. McCririck only appears on the lockplate. Light scroll engraving on lockplate, hammer, bbl and triggerguard. The captive ramrod fittings are also engraved. CONDITION: Fine overall. Gray patina showing good Damascus pattern on the bbl, light casehardening on the lockplate with traces of color showing, the triggerguard has about 80% of its original bright blue. Wood has about 90% of the varnish with numerous small dents and scratches. 4-52975 FS208 (500-1,000)

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383

SLINGSBY TRAVELERS PISTOL. Cal. 41. 6″ octagonal bbl. Marked “Slingsby” on the lockplate with an added “Retford” on the bbl. Birmingham proof marks on the bottom of the bbl. Silver escutcheons and initial plate. CONDITION: Fine with 50% brown on the Damascus bbl and fading casehardening on the lock and tang. Triggerguard has light pitting with only hints of blue. Bore is heavily pitted. Action is good. 4-52987 FS231 (500-800)

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384

NOCK BOXLOCK FLINTLOCK PISTOL. Cal. 50. 1-1/2″ rnd bbl, marked number 2 to match the frame, obviously one of a pair. Marked “H.NOCK” on the left side of the frame, “LONDON” on the right. Although this is marked London, it has Birmingham proof marks. CONDITION: Smooth gray surface with scattered spots of light pitting. Mechanically fine. 4-53001 FS223 (500-700)

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385

FINE BLANCH PERCUSSION POCKET PISTOL. Cal. 50. 3″ fluted bbl. Marked “J. Blanch / & Son / London” on the top plate. London proof marks on the bottom of the engraved frame. CONDITION: Fine. 75% blue on the bbl, 50% on the top plate of the frame. German silver lion buttcap is fine and all of the silver dot decoration on the grip is intact. Mechanically fine. 4-52994-1 FS249 (200-400)

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386

ENGRAVED DEANE & CO PERCUSSION BOXLOCK PISTOL. Cal. 55. 4-1/8″ octagonal bbl. Marked “DEANE. &. CO . / LONDON.” on top of the brass frame. London proof marks on the lower left quarter flat of the bbl and frame. The buttcap has a lion’s face and appears to be silver-plated. There is a belt hook on the left side of the frame and a captive ramrod in a separate brass rib under the bbl. The frame and hammer are engraved. CONDITION: Gray patina mixed with surface rust and pitting on the bbl. Some corrosion on the ramrod rib. Finely checkered grip has numerous small dents and bruises. Action is fine. 4-52986 FS234 (500-800)

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387

BAIRD UNDERHAMMER RIFLE. Cal. 38. 17-1/8” oct bbl, marked “S.S. BAIRD. / CHITTENDEN, VT.” There is a filled dovetail on the bbl in front of the extended target sight. The extended sight is unusual in that it has two adjustments for elevation, one a screw adjustment on the peep and the other a pivoting arm in the middle. It is also adjustable for windage. The front sight blade is a replacement. CONDITION: Gray/brown patina overall with scattered light pitting. Two small cracks at the hammer pivot, otherwise the stock is good. Nipple is a replacement. Action is good. 4-52615 FS57 (900-1,200)

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388

STORY UNDERHAMMER RIFLE. Cal. 33. 26” octagonal bbl, marked “A. STORY / WINDSOR VT” on the upper left flat. Asa Story and two of his sons worked in Windsor for over 50 years. Iron trigger guard and buttplate, brass patchbox, German silver cheekpiece inlay. The ramrod is replaced. CONDITION: Fine overall. Traces of original blue on the bbl, which has some vise marks at the rear. Wood retains most of the original varnish with some small dents and dings. Action is fine. 4-52518 FS39 (1,000-2,000)

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389

PARKER UNDERHAMMER RIFLE. Cal. 46. 31-5/8” octagonal bbl, marked “A. PARKER LUDLOW, VT.” on the top flat, “HITCHCOCK & MUZZY / B” on the upper left flat. Parker appeared in Ludlow only for the 1850 census and may have moved west. CONDITION: Vise marks on the bbl with light surface rust overall. Wood is very dirty but still solid. Lock needs adjustment. 4-52788 FS67 (800-1,200)

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390

KENDALL UNDERHAMMER RIFLE. Cal. 50. 31” octagonal bbl, marked “N. KENDALL / WINDSOR VT. / PATENT” on top of the bbl and “SMITH’S / IMPROVED / PATENT / STUD / LOCK” on the bbl tang. Tiger maple stock. Plain brass mountings including a large cup around the toe, possibly a repair. CONDITION: Gray/brown patina with spots of crusty rust, vise marks and pitting. Brass has a dark patina. Wood has been repaired and refinished. Mechanically good. 4-52622 FS64 (800-1,200)

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391

HILLIARD UNDERHAMMER RIFLE. CAL. 38. 23-1/4” octagonal bbl, marked “D.H. HILLIARD / CORNISH. / N.H. / 1932” on top of the bbl. The initials “C.H.W.” are engraved in scroll on the cheekpiece inlay. CONDITION: Rust/brown patina overall with spots of surface rust and dents. Stock is cracked at the hammer screw and has a large gouge out of the cheekpiece, otherwise showing normal handling marks. Ramrod is missing. Nipple is a replacement. 4-52793 FS185 (600-900)

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392

KENDALL UNDERHAMMER RIFLE. CAL. 20. SN: 6520. 31” part octagonal bbl, marked “N. KENDALL / WINDSOR VT”, “LANE & READ / AGENTS, / BOSTON” on top of the bbl, “CLARK/ .. NKIN” on the right upper flat of the bbl and “SMITH’S / IMPROVED / PATENT / STUD / LOCK” on the bbl tang. The bbl makers Clark and Rankin have not been located. This rifle is fancier than normal with engraving on the bbl as well as the action. The original rifle bbl has been bored smooth and a new sight placed forward of the octagonal section. The ramrod pipes have all been resoldered. The trigger is a replacement. CONDITION: Bbl has been cleaned and has formed new rust. Stock has been repaired at the front end and refinished. Inlay in the left side of the stock is missing. 4-52829 FS145 (800-1,100)

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393

KENDALL UNDERHAMMER FOWLING PIECE. Cal. 18 ga. SN: 365. 41-7/8” part octagonal bbl, marked “N. KENDALL / WINDSOR VT. / PATENT” behind the rear sight. “SMITH’S / IMPROVED / PATENT / STUD / LOCK” on the bbl tang. CONDITION: Gray/brown patina mixed with light to moderate pitting. Rear ramrod pipe is battered, causing considerable damage to the ramrod. Triggerguard rear screw is stripped out. Tiger stripe maple stock has a long crack extending forward from the buttplate that is still solid. 4-52673 FS94 (1,250-1,750)

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394

RIPLEY UNDERHAMMER RIFLE. Cal. 56 Smoothbore. 29” part octagonal bbl, marked “J.B. RIPLEY & Co / CLAREMONT N.H. / 1837” on the top flat of the bbl. Two rear sights have been installed at different times and both are missing. The Birdseye maple stock has brass mountings. CONDITION: Brown patina with moderate to heavy pitting on the iron parts. Brass parts have a mellow patina. Stock is fine. Action is fine. 4-52519 FS40 (1,000-1,500)

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395

SANDERSON UNDERHAMMER RIFLE. Cal. 38. 27-1/4” octagonal bbl, marked “M.S. SANDERSON” on top of the bbl. Sanderson worked in Proctorsville, Vt. after the Civil War. The extended tang sight has a screw adjustment for accurate shooting. The front sight blade has a large carved post protectors. The ramrod is a replacement and the hammer nose has been repaired. CONDITION: Gray/brown patina with light pitting overall. Stock is solid but the wild cat inlay on the left side has pulled away from the wood. Action is good. 4-52619 FS61 (500-800)

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396

LEONARD UNDERHAMMER RIFLE. Cal. 38. 22” octagonal bbl, marked “GEO. O. LEONARD / KEENE N.H / CASE-STEEL”. The extended tang sight is missing. The nose of the hammer and the ramrod are replacements. CONDITION: Smooth brown patina overall with light pitting, mostly around the nipple. Stock has been cleaned and refinished. Mechanically fine. 4-52942 FS89 (600-900)

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397

EATON UNDERHAMMER RIFLE. Cal. 41. SN 804. 21-3/4” octagonal bbl, marked “J. EATON CONCORD, N.H. / PATENT, / 1837* / 804” on top of the bbl. The German silver patchbox has the scratched block letter marking “M.L.H. / L.H. / ACK / S.P. / SAT”. A screwdriver is required to open the patchbox as the eccentric screw at the tip holds it in place. The ramrod is a replacement. CONDITION: Rust/brown patina overall. Stock has been repaired at the wrist, lightly sanded and refinished. Action is fine. 4-52490 FS11 (900-1,200)

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398

SMALL HILLIARD BUGGY RIFLE. Cal. 32. SN: 239. 15-3/4” part octagonal bbl, marked “D.H. HILLIARD / CORNISH / N.H. / CAST-STEEL”. The rear sight is missing. The joint between the octagonal and round portions of the bbl have been filed, giving a 16-sided area. Marked “2- -3 1/2” on the bottom of the bbl. There are several German silver inlays on the side of the stock. CONDITION: Dark blue/brown patina on iron surfaces, mellow patina on the brass. Some light dents and scratches in the wood. Action is fine. 4-52634 FS95 (800-1,200)

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399

WHITE UNDERHAMMER RIFLE. Cal. 46. 23-3/4” octagonal bbl, Birdseye maple stock, marked “J.D. WHITE / WILLIAMSTOWN / VT / PATENT”. The tang sight, rear sight elevator and ramrod are missing. The main spring and nipple are broken. CONDITION: Rust/brown patina overall with spots of crusty rust remaining. Stock has been repaired at the action. Lightly cleaned and oiled. 4-52521 FS41 (500-800)

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400

COLBEE UNDERHAMMER RIFLE. Cal. 46. 29-1/4” octagonal bbl, marked “A. COLBEE / WINDSOR VT.” on top of the bbl and “SMITH’S / IMPROVED/ PATENT / STUD / LOCK” on the tang. Missing the ramrod and pipes. CONDITION: Rust brown patina overall with areas of crusty rust remaining. The wood has been broken at the action and the cheekpiece inlay is missing. The action is good. 4-52523 FS42 (500-900)

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401

BROWN UNDERHAMMER RIFLE. CAL. 32. 16-3/4” part octagonal bbl with false muzzle. The front sight is replaced and one of the pins on the false muzzle is broken off inside the gun. Marked “J . BROWN. / FREMONT. N.H. / CAST STEEL” on the left quarter flat. The address is double struck. The center sight on the bbl is missing. The corners of the octagon portion have been flattened at the joint, giving a 16-sided appearance. CONDITION: Rust/brown patina overall. Wood retains much varnish but has a repair above the hammer, which has caused some loss of finish. There is another crack starting at the buttplate. Action is good. 4-52794 FS184 (800-1,200)

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402

UNIDENTIFIED UNDERHAMMER RIFLE. Cal. 41. Very heavy 19-1/2” part octagonal bbl. The rear sight has an extreme adjustment for such a short bbl. The patchbox is tiny. CONDITION: Smooth gray patina on iron parts with some light pitting. Brass has a mellow to dark patina. Stock retains most of its original varnish. Action is fine. 4-52607 FS50 (800-1,200)

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403

J.B. SMITH UNDERHAMMER RIFLE. CAL. 50. 28-1/4” octagonal bbl, marked “J. B. SMITH / NORTHFIELD, VT / CAST.STEEL / WARRANTED GAIN – TWIST” on top of the bbl, partially covered by the cantilever sight and “HITCHCOCK & MUZZY / CAST-STEEL” on the right side. The bottom of the bbl is marked “3 1 1/4”. CONDITION: Smooth brown patina with heavy pitting on the nose of the hammer. Stock has been repaired and lightly sanded at the hammer screw. Action is jammed. 4-52818 FS153 (1,000-1,500)

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404

HILLIARD UNDERHAMMER RIFLE. Cal. 38. 26” octagonal bbl, marked “D.H. HILLIARD / CORNISH / N.H. / NO 1484” in the upper left flat and “62 / G.H. NUTT / 1-3/8” on the bottom flat. Iron mounted with long adjustable extension sight. CONDITION: Gray/brown patina with scattered light surface rust. Stock has been lightly cleaned and reoiled. Mechanically good. 4-52514 FS35 (1,000-1,500)

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405

KENDALL UNDERHAMMER RIFLE. Cal. 52 Smoothbore. 28-7/8” octagonal bbl, marked “N. KENDALL / WINDSOR VT” on the top flat of the bbl and “SMITH’S / IMPROVED / PATENT / STUD / LOCK” on the bbl tang. Birdseye maple stock. CONDITION: Gray patina with many dents and pits. Missing rear sight. Front ramrod pipe is loosened. Ramrod is a replacement. Stock has been repaired and refinished. Mechanically good. 4-52614 FS56 (500-700)

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406

THOMAS UNDERHAMMER PARLOR RIFLE. Cal. 36. 10-1/4” rnd bbl, marked “J. THOMAS” three times on top of the bbl. “H.B. HARRINGTON / LEBANON N.H.” is stamped on the upper left flat of the bbl. He was probably the maker of the original rifle with Thomas being the person who converted the hammer and mechanism to a parlor gun. The underhammer mechanism has been converted to an inside striker with only the front liner being the actual bbl, the rest of the 24-7/8” octagonal “barrel” being merely the holder. CONDITION: Gray patina overall mixed with dense pitting and file marks. Stock has minor dents and scratches. Action is good. 4-52506 FS29 (2,000-3,000)

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407

FINE RAMSDELL TARGET RIFLE WITH TELESCOPE. CAL. 45. 31-1/2″”part octagonal bbl with false muzzle and bullet starter. Marked “C V. Ramsdell. Maker. Bangor” on the left quarter flat of the bbl. The full-length telescope has broken crosshairs and the optics are out of focus. The lockplate and silver-plated furniture are all lightly engraved. The nameplate on the cheekpiece is engraved “W.A. Frye” in script. This rifle was obtained by Eldon from H. Robbins Ritter who also handled the disposition of the U.S. Cartridge Co. Collection. In Ritter’s list it is listed as illustrated in C. N. Sawyers pioneer work Our Rifles plate 12, No. 2. CONDITION: Fine. 90% brown on the bbl with a couple of spots of light surface rust that has been cleaned and slightly dull casehardening colors on the breech plug. 98% of the silver remains on the plated parts. Wood has only minor handling marks. Action is excellent. 4-52684 FS165 (1,500-2,500)

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408

FINE BELKNAP PERCUSSION TARGET RIFLE WITH FALSE MUZZLE AND LOADING KIT. Cal. 36. 26-1/2” octagonal bbl, marked “J. BELKNAP” in a tiny circle with a small eagle on either side and 13 stars in an arch above these marks on the lockplate. John Belknap worked in St. Johnsbury, Vermont from 1879 to 1887. Note the fine quality workmanship with the raised rim around the extended lockplate and the fine German silver inlays in the stock. The bullet starter is made from a piece of turned bone with a German silver ring to fit the muzzle. The latter is scratched with the initials LHJ, probably an early owner. The starter rod appears to be walnut but is stained dark. The 7 x 12 x 6″ leather box has been converted to hold tools for this rifle. The tools include a bullet mold, a 2-pc swage, a combination nipple wrench/screwdriver from a Civil War gun, 3 tins of caps, 2 boxes of bullets and a powderhorn. The tools are in good condition, the box is somewhat skuffed with a badly flaked carrying handle, but is still solid. CONDITION: Fine overall with only traces of finish on the metal. Wood retains much of its varnish but has some crackling on the cheekpiece. Action is fine. 4-52667 FS127 (3,000-5,000)

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409

HILLIARD HALF-STOCK RIFLE. CAL. 38. 30-3/4” octagonal bbl, marked “D.H. HILLIARD / CORNISH / N.H. / CAST-STEEL” on the right quarter flat of the bbl, “JOSEPH GOLCHER” on the engraved lockplate. The iron patchbox has a seated deer finial. Tiger maple stock. The peep sight folds for use with the hunting sight on the bbl. The ramrod is a replacement. CONDITION: Smooth brown patina overall. Wood has been repaired and refinished but new cracks are developing opposite the lock. Moderate pitting on the patchbox. Mechanically fine. 4-52701 FS150 (800-1,200)

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410

N.S.B PERCUSSION HALF-STOCK RIFLE. Cal. 38 cal. 26-1/4” octagonal bbl. The tiny “N.S.B” marking on top of the bbl is the only marking on the gun. The initials have not been identified. CONDITION: Smooth brown patina overall. Nipple has been replaced and requires alignment before use. Set trigger does not work. Ramrod is broken. Stock is fine. 4-52613 FS55 (800-1,200)

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411

BROCKWAY PERCUSSION TARGET RIFLE. Cal. 42. 30-3/4” octagonal bbl, marked “N.S. BROCKWAY / BELLOWS FALLS / VT.” on the upper left flat of the bbl. Norman Brockway worked in Bellows Falls from 1861 to 1900. He was famous for his rifling. This one is unusual in that it is not equipped for a false muzzle. The folding tang sight is a replacement for the original long leaf type used almost exclusively by Brockway. The extra checkering on the counterplate is also unusual. CONDITION: Gray/brown patina overall with vise marks and dents on the bbl. Some chips missing from the stock. Action is fine. 4-52617 FS59 (800-1,200)

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412

STORY PERCUSSION HALF-STOCK RIFLE. Cal. 36. 31” octagonal bbl, marked “P. STORY / WINDSOR VT.” on lock and bbl. Paschall Story was the son of Asa Story and worked in Windsor from 1830 to 1870. This is the only known rifle by him. Notice the strange placement of the rear ramrod pipe against the forearm tip. The pattern of the iron patchbox is similar to that used by his father. The engraving is also similar. There is an extension on the toeplate that is not engraved and appears to have been an afterthought. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Smooth light brown patina and scattered rust stains. There is a crack between the front of the lockplate and the drum, otherwise the stock is fine. Action is fine. 4-52608 FS51 (1,000-1,500)

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413

STORY TWO-PIN HALF STOCK RIFLE. CAL. 45. 32” octagonal bbl with bullet starter, marked “W. STORY” on lock and bbl with the address “WINDSOR VT.” only on the bbl. Pictured in Vermont’s Gunsmiths and Gunmakers, pg 236. There is nice engraving on the bbl tang, patchbox, triggerguard and other German silver pieces. The lockplate and rear of bbl have the more normal Windsor light scroll engraving. The hammer is a replacement. The triggerguard has a brazed repair. CONDITION: Very good. Brown patina on the bbl, pitted at the rear but with finish showing ahead of the forearm. Stock is cracked at both ends of the triggerguard with some refinish. Flash plate under the drum has been replaced. Action is good. 4-52663 FS160 (1,500-2,500)

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414

LEONARD PERCUSSION HALF STOCK RIFLE. Cal. 32. 30 3/8” octagonal bbl, marked “GEO. O. LEONARD / KEENE N.H. / CAST-STEEL” on the upper left flat of the bbl. The mounts are engraved German silver except the right wedge escutcheon, which is a replacement. Ramrod is also a replacement. CONDITION: Rust/brown patina on the bbl, gray patina on the lockplate and the bbl tang. Several repairs on the stock, both at the wrist and on the forearm. Mechanically good. 4-52504 FS27 (2,000-3,000)

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415

HILLIARD HALF-STOCK RIFLE. Cal. 40. 26” octagonal bbl, marked “D.H. HILLIARD CORNISH. N.H. 2234” unusually the marking is all in one line. The lockplate is marked “LEMAN / LANCTRPA.” The other mountings on the stock are the same as found on Hilliard’s underhammer rifles. CONDITION: Gray/brown patina overall. Stock has minor dents and scratches. Long extension tang sight is bent. 4-52610 FS53 (800-1,500)

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416

RARE QUIMBY PERCUSSION HALF STOCK SPORTING RIFLE. Cal. 38. SN 27-1/4” octagonal bbl, marked “QUIMBY / NORTHFIELD VT. WARRANTED GAIN TWIST” Dennis Quimby worked in Northfield from 1864 to 1871. The ramrod and tang sight are replacements. CONDITION: Rust/brown patina overall. Some fill ahead of the lock plate and a repair to the rear of the lock plate. Also some minor cracks on the wood. Action is good. 4-52496 FS21 (1,000-1,500)

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417

DURKEE HALF-STOCK RIFLE. Cal. 45 Smoothbore. 30” octagonal bbl, tiger maple stock, brass trigger, marked “J.H. DURKEE / LEBANON N H.” on the top bbl flat. The extension sight and its adjusting screw are missing. The upper tang is broken at the adjustment screw and both screws are replacements. The ramrod, nipple and hammer are replaced. CONDITION: Gray/brown patina except hammer, which is moderately pitted. Several large repairs and some minor ones to the wood, which has been refinished. Mechanically good. 4-52623 FS65 (500-800)

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418

BROWN HALF STOCK TARGET RIFLE. Cal. 44. 23-3/4” oct bbl with bullet starter, marked “O. BROWN / PORTLAND ME” on the upper left flat, “CAST-STEEL” on the left flat. Otis Brown worked in Portland from 1852 to 1859. The rear sight has been broken and soldered and the elevator is missing. CONDITION: Smooth brown patina with filled dovetail at the rear of the bbl. Stock is generally good but some heat damage on the left side at the butt. Action is good although the set trigger needs to be adjusted. 4-52603 FS46 (600-1,200)

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419

WHIPPLE PERCUSSION TARGET. Cal. 40. 25-3/4” octagonal bbl, marked “T.S. WHIPPLE / CAMBRIDGE VT / GAIN TWIST” on the top flat of the bbl, partially covered by the rear sight extension. The lock is marked “LEMAN / LANCTRPA”. Thaddeus Whipple worked in Cambridge from 1865 to at least 1879. CONDITION: Gray/brown patina overall with vise marks, light pitting and some signs of cleaning on the bbl. Stock is smooth. Action is fine. 4-52604 FS47 (600-1,100)

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420

VERY RARE SWIVEL BARREL RIFLE. CAL. 38. 26” bbls. Marked “W. ROBERTS O4. / DANSVILLE N.Y. 1855” on top of the bbl. The same marking appears on the lockplates, which are engraved around the edges with matching engraving on the hammer. The bbl is equipped with different sights on each pair. One side has a clamp on globe front sight and a blank in the slot at the rear. Apparently this sight is to be used with the adjustable tang sight. The other pair of bbls has individual sights for each bbl. CONDITION: Smooth gray/blue patina on the bbls. Silver/gray on the action with light pitting on the buttplate. Bbls have probably been cleaned. One of the nipples is a replacement. Stock has been repaired at the wrist and refinished. 4-52685 FS148 (4,000-7,000)

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421

HILLIARD OVER-UNDER RIFLE SHOTGUN. Cal. 38/20 ga. 30-1/2” rnd bbls, marked “D.H. HILLIARD / CORNISH / N.H.” on the left breech of the bbl, “NO 1314” on the right and “Wm READ & SON / BOSTON” on the lockplates. Birdseye maple stock, all iron mounted. The ramrod is a replacement. CONDITION: Gray/brown patina mixed with spots of surface rust overall. Right hammer has two cracks in the bend area and the nose is chipped out. Wood has several cracks around the lockplate and iron patchbox. Mechanically good. 4-52611 FS34 (1,000-2,000)

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422

LEONARD SUPERPOSED RIFLE SHOTGUN. Cal. 40/20 ga. SN 37. 33-1/4” octagonal bbls. Very unusual with an octagonal shotgun bbl. Marked “GEO O.LEONARD / KEENE NH.” on the top bbl flat. Only one trigger, which operates both lock mechanisms. CONDITION: Very good. Smooth brown patina on the metal except light surface rust on the right hammer. Stock is fine. Action is also fine. 4-52620 FS62 (1,250-2,500)

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423

LEONARD SUPERPOSED RIFLE SHOTGUN. Cal. 36/18 ga. 28-5/8” rnd bbls. U.S. Cartridge Company collection number 1393 is stamped three times on the wood. Marked “A LEONARD & SON SAXTONS RIVER VT. / CAST-STEEL” on top of the bbl behind the rear sight. The lockplates are commercial “WARREN / & STEELE / ALBANY” locks. The shotgun bbl shows a strong Damascus pattern. The German silver mountings are lightly engraved. CONDITION: Fine overall. 85% original brown on the bbls, gray/brown patina around the nipples. Stock retains most of its original varnish. Action is good. There is a small piece of wood replaced between the lock and rear of the bbl on the right side. 4-52612 FS54 (1,250-2,500)

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424

RARE KENDALL DBL BBL RIFLE SHOTGUN. Cal. 38/20 ga. 31-3/4” rnd bbls. Unusual oval patchbox is engraved to match the rest of the surfaces on the gun. A very unusual amount of engraving for a Kendall gun. Note also the sculpted rear part of the hammer with the engraving above. The bbl key escutcheons are silver. Fancy pattern to the walnut stock. The bbl sights have been removed. CONDITION: Fine overall. 85% original brown on the bbls and slight traces of bright finish on the remaining metal. Stock is fine with only minor handling marks. Locks and triggers are fine but the triggers need adjustment. 4-52621 FS63 (1,500-2,500)

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425

HILLIARD DBL BBL RIFLE SHOTGUN. Cal. 36/16 ga. 33” rnd bbls. Unusual in that the right bbl is the shotgun bbl and the left bbl is the rifled one. The marking at the breech of the bbl is almost completely obscured by pitting but the number, 2293, can be read. The extended tang sight is missing. The iron ramrod is a poor replacement. The locks are marked, but pitting obscures the marking. CONDITION: Very heavy pitting at the rear of the bbls, otherwise smooth brown patina. Wood has been cleaned with some fill around the patchbox and a repair through the action. Locks are good. 4-52618 FS60 (500-800)

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426

ROBBINS, KENDALL & LAWRENCE TARGET RIFLE. CAL. 36. 30-1/4” octagonal bbl, marked “ROBBINS. / KENDALL & / LAWRENCE / WINDSOR VT. / 1847” on the lockplate. The heavy cantilever sight has a sliding adjustment wrapped around a dovetail on the extension. The rifle is equipped with a false muzzle and a bullet starter. CONDITION: 20% original brown on the bbl, mostly brown patina with light pitting, heavier at the breech. Left side of the forearm has several splinters and is missing about 4” of wood. Action is good. 4-52679 FS147 (1,500-2,500)

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427

HEAVY PERCUSSION TARGET RIFLE. CAL. 50. 27” octagonal bbl, 1-1/2” across the flat. Complete with false muzzle and bullet starter. Unmarked but definitely a Vermont/New Hampshire rifle from the Windsor area. Single set trigger. Long cantilever rear sight with double adjustment for elevation. The plunger on the bullet starter appears to be missing the top knob. CONDITION: Fine plus with 80% thinning brown on the bbl and rear sight. Bright casehardening colors on the lockplate and breech plug. Stock retains most of its original varnish but has some scratches and dents. 4-52939 FS142 (1,500-3,000)

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428

LEONARD TARGET RIFLE. CAL. 52. SN: 168. 32” octagonal bbl with false muzzle. The bbl is marked “GEO. O. LEONARD / KEENE N H / CAST-STEEL”. The scope has no internal parts. It is simply a tube with holes in the side of it where the mounting screws used to be. The stock is a possible replacement. CONDITION: Moderate to heavy pitting on the bbl, light on lockplate. German silver fixtures are getting a dark patina. Moderate pitting on the scope casing. Stock is as new. Mechanically needs work. 4-52678 X5 (1,000-1,500)

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429

HILLIARD DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. Cal. 16 ga. 39-1/4” ribbed bbls. This imported shotgun is marked with Birmingham proof marks at the bottom of the bbls but has “B.H. HILLIARD” marked on both lockplates. The tailpipe is missing. The left bbl has a blown out section at the muzzle. The ramrod is replaced. The stock has been repaired and refinished. CONDITION: Moderate surface rust overall. Wood is good as refinished. Mechanically needs work. 4-52823 FS144 (500-750)

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430

KENDALL IMPORTED SHOTGUN. Cal. 12 ga. 35-3/8” ribbed bbls. The Belgian proof marks have been removed from the bottom of the bbls. The locks are marked “N. KENDALL / WINDSOR VT.” The hammers are bent considerably to fit the nipples. Note there is only one trigger and both bbls fire at the same time. The nipples are replaced. The ramrod is missing. This appears to be a complete rebuild by Kendall as only the bbl and locks are not of his manufacture. CONDITION: Rust/brown patina on the bbls, triggerguard and buttplate with scattered pitting. Locks are clean. Fancy walnut stock is very good. Action is fine. 4-52729 FS162 (800-1,200)

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431

UNMARKED BOSWORTH-TYPE PERCUSSION RIFLE. Cal. 46. 28-3/4” octagonal bbl. The frame and stock are cast from brass. The trigger retracts into the frame and is integral with the hammer. CONDITION: Rust/brown patina on bbl with vise marks at the rear. Center ramrod pipe has been resoldered. Stock shows a repair along the bottom side and has moderate pits overall. Another repair along side the trigger is more recent. Mechanically good. 4-52411 FS9 (500-1,000)

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431A.

WOODEN SHOOTERS BOX. Marked in pencil inside “A.E. Angier / Ammunition Box / Newport, / N.H.” Contains a 1-pound can of Dupont FFG powder, a .31 cal bullet starter, a 3/4″ hole punch marked “H. WILLIAMS”, a homemade powder dipper, a unmarked commercial shot dipper, a tin of caps, a screwdriver, a pair of needlenose pliers, and lots of bullets of various sizes. CONDITION: About good with half the varnish mixed with dirt remaining. Carrying handle is chipped and frayed. 4-52763-4 FS265 (200-400)

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432

*RARE FACTORY ENGRAVED MARLIN MODEL 97 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 22. SN 354140. Spectacular deluxe rifle with 24″ oct to rnd bbl, 3/4 magazine, windage globe front sight, slot blank in the rear dovetail and a Lyman loop tang sight. It has spectacular, evenly balanced center crotch cut American walnut wood with diamond checkered forearm and pistol grip stock that has “S” shaped grip cap and a Marlin embossed hard rubber buttplate. The inside of the diamond panels is checkered in a much finer pattern than the outside. The receiver and forend cap are beautifully engraved in Conrad Ulrich style, consisting of a large oval vignette on each side with a full-bodied tiger in a jungle scene on the left side and a standing setter in a field scene on the right side. Both panels are surrounded by full coverage foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background. The bottom of the receiver has a scallop shell design with light arabesque patterns. The top of the receiver has fine arabesque patterns, which extend about 2-1/2″ up the bbl. The forend cap also has a scallop shell pattern with arabesque patterns and the top tang has light border and arabesque patterns. All in all, one of the most beautiful and rare Model 97’s. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain about 98% strong bright original blue with one or two small nicks. Receiver retains most of its brilliant case colors with some graying on the forward thin edges. Lever and hammer retain most of their original case colors turning silver on the loop. Wood is sound with a few light nicks and scratches, otherwise retains virtually all of its original piano varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp with brilliant shiny bore. 4-52511 JR737 (15,000-25,000)

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432

SPECTACULAR CASED ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 44 RF Henry. SN 46027. Beautiful rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, 1/2-nickel front sight and Henry style ladder rear sight. Winchester and King’s markings on the top flat. It has 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 in Nimschke style with full coverage foliate arabesque patterns with 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 an original Schuyler, Harley & Graham French fitted 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 boxes of ammunition with a lid compartment in the rear and a mahogany cartridge block containing 41 rnds of mixed original ammunition. The boxes are all of Winchester manufacture, eight of which are marked for the 1866 rifle, two are not marked for which model. There are three full boxes, one of which is still sealed, and another box which contains twelve original rounds. The other six are empty. One of the boxes has an overlabel “SHOT CARTRIDGES”. 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. Accompanying this rifle is a book Highways of Progress by James J. Hill (1910), a 2-volume set The Life of James J. Hill by Joseph Gilpin Pyle (1917) and a paperback book James J. Hill / Empire Builder of the Northwest by Michael P. Malone (1996). 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 niter 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. Boxes are mostly intact with light to moderate soil and some wear. An extraordinary rifle in exceptionally fine condition worthy of the highest level of collector. 4-52482 JR745 (75,000-125,000)

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433

*RARE MARLIN MODEL 94 TRAPPER CARBINE. Cal. 44-40. SN 429499. Rare 15” carbine with full-length magazine, square base front sight and carbine ladder rear sight. The receiver has a staple and ring in the left side and the ring has been wrapped with tape. It has uncheckered American walnut wood with straight stock and carbine buttplate. Accompanied by an original Treasury Dept. Form 4467, dated November 29, 1968, identifying this rifle and registering it to Mr. Owens. This carbine is now considered a curio & relic. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain 90-92% original blue, thin over the forearm area and a spot or two further up the bbl. Receiver retains 85-90% original blue, thinned on the sides and with a small, cleaned area on the bottom. Lever retains 20-25% case colors with the balance turned silver. Buttplate retains 70-75% original blue. Wood is sound with numerous small nicks, dings and handling marks and retains most of an old amateur re-varnish. Fine mechanics, strong bright bore with light pitting toward the chamber end. 4-52479 JR263 (3,000-5,000)

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434

*RARE MARLIN MODEL 1893 TRAPPER CARBINE. Cal. 32 H.P.S. (32 Win Spcl.). SN 193230. Rare 15” carbine with full magazine, silver blade square base front sight and carbine ladder rear sight. The receiver has a staple and ring in the left side and it has straight grain walnut wood with straight stock and carbine buttplate. Accompanied by a Treasury Dept. Form 4467, dated November 29, 1968, identifying this rifle and registering it to Mr. Owens. This carbine is now considered a curio & relic. CONDITION: Good to very good. Bbl retains about 90% dull original blue and the magazine tube is a light blue/brown patina. Receiver retains traces of silvered case hardening, otherwise is a silver/gray patina. Stock has a pin through the wrist and the forearm has a hairline crack and overall retains a smooth hand polished patina. A couple of the smaller screws are battered. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-52480 JR264 (2,000-3,500)

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435

*MARLIN MODEL 1893 SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 30-30. SN A7567. Standard carbine with 20” bbl, square base German silver front sight and carbine ladder rear sight. It has two bbl bands with case colored receiver and nicely figured American walnut stock and forearm with straight grip and carbine buttplate. The left side of the receiver has a staple and ring. The ring has been wrapped with string. CONDITION: Extremely fine, about new. Retains virtually all of its original factory finish to both metal and wood. Case colors are brilliant on the receiver and tangs, slightly faded on the lever. Buttplate retains about 90% original bright blue. Wood has minor handling & storage nicks. Crisp mechanics, brilliant shiny bore. 4-52756 JR461 (1,500-2,500)

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436

*SCARCE STEVENS HIGH POWER LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 32 Rem. SN 3010. Outwardly resembles a Marlin with 22” rnd bbl, German silver blade front sight and flat top rear sight. The wood is nicely figured American walnut, uncheckered with straight stock and unusual checkered crescent buttplate without a tang. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 93-95% original blue turning plum. Balance of the metal retains about 95-96% strong bright original blue. Wood is sound with light handling and use marks and retains most of its original varnish. Good mechanics, bright shiny bore. 4-52764 JR459 (400-700)

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MODEL 1860 HENRY LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal 44 RF Henry. SN 733. Early first model Henry, 24-1/4” oct bbl with integral magazine tube. It has a German silver front sight blade and 1,000 yard first type Henry ladder rear sight. The receiver has the early style dovetail through the top flat and the early style rounded heel brass buttplate with trap, which contains an original 4-pc hickory and iron-wiping rod. The serial number appears on the left side of the lower tang under the wood, in the top tang channel and inside the tang of the buttplate, as well as on all of the buttstock screws. Accompanied by a letter to Thomas E. Hall, Curator of the Winchester Museum, from F.P.L. Mills dated May 29, 1953 wherein he describes this rifle. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Bbl and magazine tube retain 85-90% strong bright original blue with light muzzle and sharp edge wear, some minor thinning on the side flats. Receiver is crisp with sharp edges and retains a beautiful medium mustard patina. Buttstock is sound and retains 97-98% strong bright original varnish with minor handling and use marks and a few small nicks and light bruises. Lever retains traces of case colors in the sheltered areas, being mostly a light patina. Hammer retains about 50% case colors with brilliant spots on the sides, dark elsewhere. Mechanics are crisp and it has a bright shiny bore with a few spots of light pitting. 4-52447 JR241 (30,000-60,000)

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EXTREMELY RARE VOLCANIC CARBINE WITH DETACHABLE STOCK. Cal. 41. SN: 427 including a matching number on top of the buttplate. 16-3/8” octagonal bbl, marked “…ANIC / REPEATING ARMS CO. / PATENT NEW HAVEN CONN. FEB. 14.1854”. This marking is applied with 5 different stamps. The first 2 are very light and only partially readable. The bolt retains both prongs of the firing pin/extractor. The rear sight appears to have been casehardened. CONDITION: Smooth dark patina on the brass frame and buttplate. 50% blue mixed with light to moderate pitting on the bbl. Light pitting on the lever and attaching iron. Mechanically fine. Wood retains about 95% of the original varnish with gouges at the rear from the attaching pin. 4-52454 FS84 (10,000-15,000)

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EXTREMELY RARE SCABBARD/HOLSTER FOR VOLCANIC CARBINE. 26″ overall, brown leather case with closing strap. Came with 16″ Volcanic pictured above. There are no markings. CONDITION: Light scuffing overall. Seam is about 1/3 unsewn with some restitching on the balance. Belt loop hanger is torn off and missing. Has two compartments inside, one for the stock that extends about 14″ with the gun going the full length. 4-52467 FS322 (3,000-5,000)

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UNIQUE VOLCANIC PISTOL CARBINE. Cal. 22. SN: 1467. 9-3/4” part octagonal bbl, marked “NEW HAVEN CONN. / PATENT FEB. 14, 1854” on the top flat. The round front portion of the bbl has an octagonal ring at the back, which retains and acts as a locking surface for the magazine cover. The bolt head is tiny, just wide enough for a .22 cal. cartridge. The cartridge elevator is the same size. The magazine tube, integral with the bbl, appears to be approximately .31 cal. but that cartridge will not fit in the lifter. The follower and spring are missing. The iron stock is attached with a single screw and a small pin that fit in the bottom of the grip strap, the same set up as on the backstrap of the larger Volcanic pistol carbines. The engraving is identical on both sides of the frame and is unlike that found on most volcanics. Eldon bought this gun at a barn sale in Claremont. It was sold to him as having been made by B. Tyler Henry for his grandson. Henry was originally from Claremont and Henry’s great-grandson owned the farm on which the sale was held. CONDITION: Mellow patina on the brass. Octagonal portion of the bbl appears to have a Damascus pattern. Round part is a rust/brown. There is bright blue on the sides of the hammer and traces of color on the lever, which is mostly a rust/brown patina. Grips are worn at the high spots and left one has a crack at the heel. Both retain about 90% of the varnish. Mechanically excellent. 4-52466 FS85 (15,000-25,000)

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NEW HAVEN ARMS VOLCANIC NO. 1 POCKET PISTOL. Cal. 31. SN 17. Fine little pistol with 3-1/2” oct bbl with integral magazine tube. It has a tiny pinch blade front sight with fixed rear sight and 2-pc walnut grips. The receiver is very nicely engraved with flowing foliate arabesque patterns with a blank riband on the left side and full coverage engraving on the right. CONDITION: Fine. All visible numbers are matching including the lever, grips, sideplates and bolt. Bbl and magazine tube retain 15-20% original blue, bright and strong next to the frame and in the gullets with the balance a blue-gray patina with light surface pitting. Frame has nice corners and edges with some extremely light wear and a small nick or two and overall retains a medium dark mustard patina. Grips are fine and retain 85-90% original varnish. Magazine spring is broken and about half missing. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with scattered pitting. 4-52453 JR529 (6,000-10,000)

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NEW HAVEN ARMS VOLCANIC CARBINE. Cal. 41. SN K283. Fine volcanic carbine, 21” oct bbl with integral magazine tube, German silver front sight blade with receiver mounted sheet metal adjustable rear sight. It has very nicely grained checkered walnut stock with straight grip and crescent brass buttplate with faceted tang. The receiver is very nicely engraved with arabesque patterns on the sides with a sunburst & flower at the rear edges. The top of the receiver is also engraved which extends down over the top tang. The serial number is on the left side of the lever, right side of the lower tang, on the wood, under the buttplate tang and inside the buttplate tang. All of the stock screws and buttplate screws also bear the complete serial number. The assembly number, “3010”, appears on the left side of the lower tang and inside each of the side plates. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain a dark plum/brown patina with some silvered areas in the gullets. Receiver has lightly worn edges with crisp engraving and traces of original nickel finish, strong on the bottom of the receiver. Lever and hammer are a dark brown patina. Buttstock is sound with a large rub on each side and usual handling and use marks and retains 93-95% original bright varnish. Mechanics are fine with a strong bore with lots of shine and scattered heavy pitting. 4-52465 JR253 (12,500-17,500)

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RARE ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 44 RF Henry. SN 38058. Fine early Winchester marked rifle with 24-1/4” oct bbl, full magazine, Beach’s front sight and fixed rear sight. It also has a mid-range tang sight. It is fitted with highly figured American walnut stock and forearm and brass buttplate with trap. The receiver, forend cap and buttplate tang are beautifully engraved in typical Ulrich style with full coverage side panels and Moorish designs in the front recesses of the receiver. The engraving consists of fine foliate and arabesque patterns with three arches at the front edge on the left side plate and an open panel on the left sideplate. The right side engraving is nearly identical with a smaller open panel in the center. The top of the receiver is also engraved which extends down over the top tang. The forend cap is simply engraved in a foliate pattern and the buttplate tang with a simple geometric pattern. All of the engraving has a very fine punch dot background. No signature was observed. The stock and forend cap are fitted with factory sling swivels. Accompanied by an undated letter to Mr. Owens from Larry Jones of Denver, CO transferring a small piece of typewritten paper and a hand written note from Mr. Graham Mott. The hand written note is addressed to Larry and apologizes for a delay in getting “some history on the Winchester 66”. The typewritten note indicates that Mr. Mott’s ancestor, who appears to have been his great-grandfather, purchased this rifle while residing in Chicago. The rifle was passed down through the family until 1944 when it came into the possession of Graham Mott from whom Mr. Jones purchased it and subsequently sold it to Mr. Owens in 1992. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain 93-95% glossy original blue with a small chemical stain near the front sight and some light muzzle and edge wear. Receiver has slightly worn edges with the engraving still fine and crisp. Wood is sound with minor nicks and scratches and retains most of its fine original oil finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with lots of shine and scattered light pitting. 4-52456 JR246 (30,000-50,000)

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RARE ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 44 RF Henry. SN 21225. Early Henry marked ’66 with 24-1/4” oct bbl, full magazine, half-nickel front sight and Henry style ladder rear sight. It has nicely grained American walnut wood, uncheckered with straight stock and crescent brass buttplate with trap, which contains a 4-pc iron and brass-wiping rod. The receiver, forend cap and buttplate tang are very nicely engraved in Nimschke style with about 60% coverage beautiful arabesque patterns and has identical panels on both sides of the receiver with Nimschke’s trademark demon head incorporated into the engraving. The engraving has fine punch dot background. The top of the receiver is typically engraved in Nimschke style, which extends around the hammer slot and down the top tang. The carrier has the rare engraved marking “44 CAL.”. The brass parts are factory gold plated with some nickel showing through. It is fitted with factory sling swivels. Accompanied by seven pages of letters, correspondence between a Mr. F.P.L. Mills and Thomas E. Hall, curator of the Winchester Firearms Museum, some of which discusses this rifle. All are dated May to September 1953. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl retains 85-90% strong bright original blue with muzzle and edge wear and a few scattered spots of light rust. Magazine tube retains 92-93% original blue. Receiver retains generous amounts of original gold plating and has fine crisp edges with a few scattered, very minor nicks and scratches and a few peen marks on the carrier. Forend cap and buttplate retain traces of original plating. Wood is sound with minor nicks, scratches and bruises with a small gouge on the forearm and both stock and forearm retain most of their original bright piano varnish finish. Mechanics are fine with a strong bright bore and light pitting. 4-52455 JR245 (30,000-50,000)

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ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 44 RF Henry. SN 127067. Rare engraved carbine with 20” bbl, full magazine, integral front band and sight with 2-position flip rear sight and a staple and ring in the left side of the receiver. It has uncheckered wood, straight stock and carbine buttplate with trap containing a 3-pc brass and iron-wiping rod. The receiver, upper & lower tangs and buttplate tang are engraved in typical Ulrich patterns with about 60% coverage, beautiful arabesque patterns, surrounding a round vignette of a standing elk on the left side and an open scroll like panel on the right side. It has straight-line borders and punch dot background with a fine scallop and dot border around the front and back edges. The top of the receiver, top tang, buttplate tang and tip of the lower tang are engraved to match. The metal is entirely nickel-plated. The factory letter from the Cody Firearms Museum verifies these features and shows that it was shipped February 25, 1876. CONDITION: Very fine. Metal retains what appears to be a very old, probably factory, re-nickel finish. Hammer, trigger, lever, loading gate and bolt appear to have original nickel plating and the lever has several spots of moderate to heavy pitting. Receiver has exposed brass on the lower edges and at the edge of the front scallops. There is a small spot of pitting on the magazine tube. Otherwise it retains most of this fine plating. Wood is sound with a couple of heavy gouges by the toe and some light gouges on the comb, otherwise retains a dark hand rubbed finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-52538 JR283 (15,000-30,000)

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WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 44 RF Henry. SN 20652. Very rare full nickel-plated rifle with 24-1/4” oct bbl, full magazine, usual front sight with Henry ladder rear sight. The bbl has Henry patent markings and King patent markings. The forend cap and buttstock are fitted with factory sling swivels and it has a crescent buttplate with trap. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Bbl retains about 90% strong milky original nickel-plating with scattered spots of brown patina showing through. Magazine tube retains 95-96% strong original nickel plating. Receiver has a 1/8” spot over the chamber area and another back of the hammer, otherwise retains most of its dull original nickel. Forend cap and buttplate also retain most of their original nickel. Forend cap screw and buttplate screws are battered. Magazine band pin is missing. Wood is sound and retains most of a very fine professionally restored finish. Mechanics are fine with brilliant shiny bore. 4-52540 JR285 (10,000-20,000)

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VERY RARE ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION MUSKET. Cal. 44 RF Henry. SN 134957. Wonderful full nickel plated, Ulrich engraved musket with 27” rnd bbl, square base front sight/bayonet lug, early 900 yard ladder rear sight, known as the “Baker” sight. It has full magazine with walnut stock and 2/3-length forearm. It has three bbl bands with the middle having a sling loop with corresponding musket base and sling loop in the buttstock. The receiver is beautifully engraved in typical Ulrich fashion with the vignette of a standing elk on the left side surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns with a flower in the center of scrolls on each side. The right side has only foliate arabesque patterns and the top of the receiver, behind the hammer, tip of the lower tang, buttplate tang and mirror image patterns by the lifter are engraved to match and all have very fine punch dot background. No signature was observed in or around the engraving, but this exact rifle is pictured, in color, on page 93 of Winchester Engraving by R.L. Wilson wherein he has identified it as Ulrich engraved. Also pictured on page 110 of THE WINCHESTER BOOK by Madis is an identical musket with serial number 134958, which is consecutive to this rifle. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this musket including nickel finish and engraving and indicates that it was shipped March 24, 1877 with 345 other arms to order #8365. Also accompanying is an original Winchester socket bayonet without scabbard. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Overall retains 93-95% strong bright original nickel-plating with some minor losses on the magazine tube and a spot or two on the bbl. Upper and lower tangs and rear edges of the receiver have some slight pimpling to the nickel. Right front flat of the receiver has some scattered flaking exposing the brass underneath. There are other small spots of pimpling around the receiver. Loading gate retains about 60% original nickel and the buttplate 85-90%. Wood is sound with the forearm having two or three deep bruises and a couple of scratches with a dark oil stained patina. Buttstock retains most of an old refinish. Left rear side of the receiver has about a 1/4” nick. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. Bayonet retains 80-90% bright original polish with some pitting on the socket and fine etching in two spots on the blade. 4-52539 JR284 (15,000-25,000)

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WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION MUSKET. Cal. 44 RF Henry. SN 133088. Standard musket with 27” rnd bbl, Baker sights, which consist of square base front sight/bayonet lug and musket ladder rear sight. It has 7/8-magazine with three bands, the middle of which has a sling loop with corresponding loop in the butt stock. The wood is straight grain American walnut with 3/4-length forearm and straight stock with brass buttplate with trap that contains a 4-pc original brass and iron-wiping rod. There is 3/4” diameter cartouche by the left heel that contains the initials “AOS”. There is also a small riband on the bottom of the stock below the lower tang with the same initials. No indication what these cartouches signify. Accompanied by an original blued socket bayonet. Also accompanied by a Winchester Museum card identifying this musket and indicating that it was shipped December 20, 1876. CONDITION: About fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain 85-90% original factory blue with scattered light surface rust. Receiver has sharp edges with only minor nicks and scratches and retains a medium mustard patina. Forearm is cracked near the tip, otherwise the wood is sound showing moderate to heavy wear with a scrape by the right bbl channel and usual handling and use marks and retains a dark hand rubbed patina. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with some minor orange peel pitting near the chamber end. Bayonet retains 20-30% blue with light surface pitting and patina. 4-52922 JR399 (4,000-7,500)

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BEAUTIFUL ENGRAVED DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 35211. Engraved in 1 of 1000 style, this beautiful rifle has a 24″ oct bbl, full magazine, globe front sight and early style semi-buckhorn rear sight with checkered edges. It has very beautiful, about 3X, shell grain walnut wood with early style checkered forearm and straight stock with crescent buttplate with trap that contains an original 4-piece brass & iron wiping rod. The receiver has a screwed-on dust cover rail and impressed thumb print dust cover. The receiver is engraved with beautifully detailed Ulrich style foliate arabesque patterns with about 65-70% coverage. The left sideplate has a presentation panel with the faint outline of an engraved name. When Mr. Owens purchased this rifle the name was still present, but when he went to pick it up, the family had sanded away the name, reportedly to prevent the family name from being disclosed. He had the sideplate re-case colored to match the rest of the original receiver colors. The right sideplate has the vignette of a leaping stag; fine arabesque patterns extend about 2-1/4″ up the bbl and about another 1-1/2″ at the muzzle. The forend cap is lightly engraved on each side and it has a mirror image shell pattern on the carrier and bottom of the receiver. The serial number is surrounded by an arabesque ribbon and the heel of the buttplate, along with the dust cover and top tang also have light patterns. Accompanied by a Winchester Gun Museum letter fully identifying this rifle with engraving, “new peep and globe sights” and indicating shipment on July 14, 1879. CONDITION: Very fine, as noted. Bbl retains about 90% original blue with some light rust spotting and one area of deep pitting about the middle. Magazine tube retains about 60% blue with several spots of pitting and some crusty rust near the muzzle end. Receiver and sideplates retain most of their case colors, original except the left sideplate, strong and bright in the sheltered areas, fading to silver elsewhere. Lever retains about 75% case colors, bright and strong in the sheltered areas. Hammer retains about 90% colors. Wood is sound and retains most of a very old restored finish with usual light handling and use marks and a series of gouges on the right wrist. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with some fine spotting. 4-52461 JR738 (25,000-40,000)

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BEAUTIFUL SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE 2ND MODEL WINCHESTER 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 44243. Outstanding ’73 with 24-1/4” oct to rnd bbl, button magazine, ivory bead front sight and short, semi-buckhorn rear sight with checkered edges. It has very nicely figured 2X wood with early style forearm checkering toward the rear end and black fleur-de-lis insert pistol grip stock with smooth steel shotgun buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle as is and indicating shipment on February 9, 1880 with four other arms to order #18922. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl retains 96-98% strong bright original blue with only very minor muzzle and sharp edge wear. Receiver retains most of its original case colors, muted on the sideplates and forward flats, turning silver toward the back edges with some slight losses on the right side. Lever retains 60-70% bright case colors with the balance dark patina and light surface rust. Hammer retains most of its dark case colors and the buttplate about 70% thin bright blue. Wood is sound with a few scattered light nicks and scratches, a small gouge on the right side of the buttstock and a couple of small bruises, otherwise retains most of its bright original piano varnish finish with a touch of oil staining by the receiver. Dust cover retains 92-93% bright blue. Crisp mechanics and brilliant shiny bore. 4-52553 JR299 (20,000-35,000)

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RARE SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 157545. Beautiful deluxe rifle with 24-1/4” oct bbl, full magazine, gold washed Beach’s combination front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight and a Winchester 62B tang sight with original pin in the upper tang. It is fitted with single set trigger and wonderfully figured, about 4X, checkered American walnut wood with “H” style checkered forearm and black fleur-de-lis insert pistol grip stock with crescent buttplate with trap. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle as having been shipping April 14, 1885. It is originally listed with a 26” bbl and set trigger and was changed to 24” bbl April 4, 1885. No mention is made of the deluxe wood or special sights, however the set trigger is listed. This surely is an oversight in the records as there is little doubt that the way we find this rifle today must be how it left the factory. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl retains about 95% strong bright original factory blue and the front sight about 90% of its gold wash. Magazine tube retains 93-95% original blue, turning plum with some light scratches and a spot or two of light rust. Receiver and sideplates retain most of their original factory case colors, faded on the left side, much brighter on the right side and brilliant in the sheltered areas. Lever retains most of its case colors, faded on the outer edges. Hammer about 90% bright case colors and the buttplate mottled dark case hardening. Wood is sound and retains about 95% strong bright original piano varnish finish with a few light nicks and scratches and a rub at the right heel. Crisp mechanics, bright shiny bore. 4-52552 JR298 (20,000-30,000)

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FINE SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 30863. Fine early 2nd model with screwed on dust cover rail and impressed thumb print dust cover. It has 24-1/4” oct to rnd bbl, half nickel front sight and short semi-buckhorn rear sight with checkered edges. It has 2to3X American walnut wood with early style checkered forearm and straight stock with crescent steel buttplate with trap. From the F. P. L. Mills collection, #69 on his estate inventory. CONDITION: About fine. Bbl retains 93-95% strong original blue, and the receiver 70-75% faded case colors with the balance turning silver. Forearm has a repaired crack by the left bbl channel, otherwise the wood is sound. Forearm retains most of a dark partially restored finish and the buttstock, 92-93% strong bright original piano varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with a few spots of light pitting. 4-52554 JR300 (12,500-17,500)

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ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 62000. 2nd model carbine with full nickel plating and $2.50 engraving. It has 20” bbl, full magazine, Baker square base front sight and 2-position flip rear sight. It has about 2X fancy wood with straight stock and carbine buttplate with trap. The left side of the receiver has a staple and ring. The engraving is in Ulrich style 10, consistent of a small vignette of a deer on the left side plate surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns with Ulrich’s trademark flower blossom in the center. The right side is simply foliate arabesque patterns. The receiver, dust cover and buttplate tang have light flourishes of arabesque patterns. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this carbine with “fancy stock, full nickel” and “$2.50 engraving” and indicating shipment November 29, 1880. CONDITION: Fair. Overall retains 60-70% old re-nickel finish with some fine pitting on the bbl and magazine tube, heavier on the left side of the receiver with deep pitting on the right side. Magazine cap screw and bbl band screw are missing. Dust cover screw and tang screws are changed. Mechanics are a little loose but functional, strong dark bore. 4-52875 JR385 (5,000-10,000)

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*WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION MUSKET. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 570900. Standard musket with 30” rnd bbl, Baker square base front sight/bayonet lug and musket ladder rear sight. It has three bbl bands with integral sling loop on the middle band and corresponding base and loop on the butt stock. The wood is straight grain American walnut with full-length forearm, straight stock and musket buttplate with trap containing 5-pc all iron-wiping rod. Accompanied by an original blued Winchester socket bayonet without scabbard. CONDITION: Extremely fine, probably unfired. Bbl retains 96-97% strong bright original blue with a few scattered spots of crusty rust pitting. Receiver retains 96-97% bright original factory blue with a couple of spots of moderate pitting and a series of scratches on the right sideplate. Lever retains about 70% bright case colors with the balance fading to gray. Hammer retains most of its brilliant case colors and the buttplate about 85% colors. Wood is sound with several deep bruises on the right side of the buttstock and other minor nicks and scratches and retains most of its factory original oil finish. Crisp mechanics and brilliant shiny bore. Bayonet is near new. 4-52551 JR296 (3,000-5,000)

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WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 173340. Standard grade rifle with 24-1/4” extra weight rnd bbl, full magazine, half-nickel front sight and “1876” marked ladder rear sight. It has straight grain uncheckered American walnut wood with straight stock and crescent buttplate with trap containing a 4-piece iron and brass-wiping rod. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine, as new, retaining virtually all of its original bright factory finish to both metal and wood with a few scattered tiny nicks on the metal and the beginning of striation lines on the receiver and sideplates. Lever and hammer retain most of their original case colors, slightly faded on the lever, brilliant on the hammer. Buttplate has traces of case colors. Wood is exceptionally fine with only a few minor nicks and a few small dings on the right side and retains virtually all of its brilliant factory piano varnish finish. Crisp mechanics, brilliant shiny bore, probably unfired. 4-52550 JR295 (10,000-20,000)

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RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 CUTAWAY RIFLE. Cal. 44 WCF. NSN. This extremely rare rifle is a full and complete cut away of a second model rifle. It has 11-1/2” bbl with corresponding length magazine tube, full-length rifle forearm and buttstock with crescent steel buttplate with trap. The entire rifle appears to have been nickel plated at one time with strong nickel remaining on the carrier, lower tang, hammer and internal parts. The cut away sections are all on the left side and completely expose the internal workings of the receiver, magazine tube, bore and chamber as well as the stock and trap area of buttplate. The hammer spring, screw and tension screw are missing. CONDITION: Good. Metal retains traces of nickel-plating in the very sheltered areas, stronger in the aforementioned areas with the balance of the metal a dark brown patina. Wood is sound, missing a chip by the lower tang and another at the heal and retains 60-70% varnish on the stock and 40%+ on the forearm. Buttstock has three small holes on the right side and the forearm and gouge, otherwise, normal use and handling marks. 4-52408 JR207 (5,000-10,000)

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WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 38 WCF (38-40). SN 256605. Standard carbine with 20” bbl, Baker front sight and “1873” marked carbine ladder rear sight. The receiver has a staple and ring in the left side and it has straight grain wood with a straight stock and carbine buttplate with trap. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain about 95% original finish, strong and bright on the bbl, slightly thinned on the magazine tube. Receiver retains 88-90% original blue, slightly dulled with light surface rust pitting, mostly on the right side. Wood is sound with numerous light nicks and scratches and retains generous amounts of original finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with scattered light pitting. 4-52562 JR307 (5,000-10,000)

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WINCHESTER 1ST MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 19463. Standard grade rifle with 24-1/4” rnd bbl, full magazine, blue blade Rocky Mountain front sight with platinum line and carbine ladder rear sight. It has the first style receiver with impressed thumb print mortised dust cover. It has factory sling swivels and the wood is uncheckered straight grain American walnut with straight stock and crescent buttplate with trap. It appears that this rifle was returned to Winchester and a later production bbl was installed and now bears the “WP” proof on bbl and receiver. It also appears that it was refinished at the time. The magazine cap is from a button magazine. Accompanied by a copy of the Cody Firearms Museum yellow sheet identifying this rifle as being shipped on August 19, 1876. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain 95-97% strong bright factory blue. Receiver retains 85-90% thin factory refinished blue. Wood is sound with numerous small nicks, scratches and dings and a few small gouges on the stock and retains most of its old refinish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. Would make an outstanding cowboy action shooter. 4-52873 JR375 (6,000-10,000)

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SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 SMALL BORE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 22 Short. SN 356229. Standard grade rifle with 24-1/4” oct bbl, full magazine, Sheard front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. The wood is uncheckered straight grain American walnut with straight stock and crescent buttplate. The dust cover screw is a replacement. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 88-90% original blue turning plum with scattered spots of light surface rust. Magazine tube is mostly a blue brown patina with bright blue in the sheltered areas. Receiver retains 93-95% bright original blue with light edge wear and some thinning over the top and bottom. It has light scratches and scattered pinpoints of light rust. Lever retains traces of original case colors and the hammer about 85% faded case colors. Wood is sound with oil stained wrist and normal handling and use nicks and scratches with a long scratch and a small gouge on the forearm. Forearm has a fine hand rubbed patina and the buttstock retains about 70% bright original varnish. Bore has a curious chamfer in the muzzle and the bore is somewhat worn with light pitting. 4-52868 JR370 (4,000-8,000)

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WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 224152. Standard grade rifle with 24-1/4” oct bbl, full magazine, Rocky Mountain front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. The bbl is of a later vintage with the caliber marking on the left top flat, apparently to accommodate the proof mark, which is now present, indicating that it was returned to the factory and the bbl probably replaced at that time. It has straight grain walnut wood with straight stock and crescent buttplate with trap. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Bbl and magazine tube retain about 95% strong bright factory blue with a spot of touch up on the bbl where some nicks were dressed out. Receiver retains 88-90% strong original blue with the balance a dark patina and light to moderate surface rust. It is possible the entire rifle was refinished when it was returned as the tang markings are thin. Wood is sound with light handling and use marks and retains most of its fine factory finish. Good mechanics, bright shiny bore. 4-52563 JR308 (3,000-6,000)

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VERY RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 SMOOTHBORE RIFLE. Cal. 50 Express (50-95). SN 5653. Standard grade rifle completely unmarked except for the serial number with 24-3/8” rnd bbl, full magazine, German silver bead front sight and half moon modified short semi-buckhorn rear sight with checkered edges. It has impressed thumb print dust cover with screwed on rail. The receiver and sideplates have high polished glossy finish and the carrier is gold plated. It is fitted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut wood with straight stock and smooth steel shotgun buttplate. It has a zinc tag stamped number “134” attached to the lever. This is an original tag from the Winchester factory collection and this rifle is listed, as is, in the Winchester Factory Collection book. CONDITION: Extremely fine, as new, possibly unfired, retaining virtually all of its original factory finish to both metal and wood. Receiver has a few minor scratches and the wood a few very minor storage and handling nicks and dings. Case colors on the lever and hammer are brilliant and the buttplate has high polish blue. Crisp mechanics, brilliant shiny bore. 4-52549 JR294 (20,000-35,000)

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RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 LEVER ACTION MUSKET. Cal. 45-75. SN 4646. Very rare musket with 32” rnd bbl, Baker sights, which consists of a solid square base front sight/bayonet lug and a 900-yard ladder rear sight. It has impressed thumb print dust cover with screwed on rail. It is fitted with straight grain uncheckered American walnut wood, having a full-length forearm with an original iron, slotted-head ramrod in a groove on the left side. It has a straight stock with musket/carbine buttplate without trap. An original Winchester socket bayonet accompanies it. Also accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this musket with Baker sights and indicating shipment on May 19, 1879 with nine other arms to order 15473. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl retains 94-96% strong bright original blue with light wear from the bayonet at the muzzle, some scratches on top of the bbl and a rub spot just above the rear sight. Receiver retains 96-98% strong bright original blue with only minor sharp edge wear, a scrape around the sideplate screw head and a few minor pinpoints of rust. Dust cover has flaked to about 50%. Lever retains 60-70% muted mottled case colors and the hammer about 90%. Buttplate retains about 60% case colors, bright on the tang. Wood is sound with very minor handling and storage marks and a few dings on the forearm and retains most of its original bright oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Bayonet retains most of its original bright metal finish with scattered spots of surface discoloration. 4-52548 JR293 (20,000-35,000)

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RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 50 Express (50-95). SN 35144. Very rare express rifle with 24-3/8” rnd bbl, ivory bead Lyman front sight, short semi-buckhorn rear sight with checkered edges and a Lyman tang sight. It has button magazine with factory sling swivels and beautiful highly figured checkered 3-4X American walnut wood with straight stock and full-checkered black hard rubber buttplate. Accompanied by a Winchester Factory letter showing shipment from warehouse August 20, 1883, order #5939. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl retains 96-98% strong bright original blue with only a few very minor small nicks. Receiver and sideplates retain virtually all of their original factory case colors, which have faded to beautiful mellow tones. Lever and hammer also retain most of their original factory case colors, brilliant in the sheltered areas. Wood is sound with minor handling and use marks and a small scrape on the comb, and retains most of its original piano varnish finish. Dust cover retains 95-96% of its original bright blue. Mechanics are fine with brilliant shiny bore. 4-52541 JR286 (20,000-35,000)

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RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 50 Express (50-95). SN 29756. Rare special order deluxe rifle with 26” oct to rnd bbl, button magazine, ivory bead front sight, short semi-buckhorn rear sight with checkered edges and a Lyman tang sight. It has checkered highly figured, about 4X, American walnut wood with fleur-de-lis black insert pistol grip stock and smooth steel shotgun buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter and yellow sheet identifying this rifle and indicating shipment on November 8, 1882, returned and repaired May 7, 1907. CONDITION: Good to very good. Bbl retains 25-30% blue in sheltered areas with the balance a mottled silver/brown patina. Receiver retains traces of original case colors in the very sheltered areas with the sideplates mostly silvered case colors and the receiver mottled silver/gray patina. Wood is sound, showing moderate to heavy wear with numerous small nicks and scratches and retains about 85% original piano varnish finish. Buttplate is moderate to heavily pitted. Dust cover retains about 75% plum blue patina and occasionally will not open with the bolt; otherwise mechanics are fine with a bright shiny bore having some scattered orange peel pitting. 4-52542 JR287 (10,000-20,000)

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SCARCE EARLY WINCHESTER DELUXE MODEL 1876 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 45-75. SN 8073. Early 2nd model rifle with impressed thumb print dust cover on a screwed on rail. It has 28” oct bbl that has been modified to 16 flats, about the last 16” from the muzzle. It has full magazine with combination front sight and Marlin style long semi-buckhorn rear sight with Lyman tang sight. It is fitted with single set trigger and beautifully grained about 3X checkered American walnut wood. It has the early style checkering toward the back edge of the forearm and a fleur-de-lis black insert pistol grip stock with crescent buttplate with trap. Accompanied by the Cody Firearms Museum yellow sheet identifying this rifle as being shipped on March 11, 1879. CONDITION: Bbl as noted, otherwise very good. Bbl retains 60-70% dull original blue that may clean better. Magazine tube retains an even dark plum/blue patina with light pitting near the muzzle end. Receiver retains 75-80% case colors, bright on the sideplates, muted and fading elsewhere with some light surface rust on the left side. Wood is sound showing moderate to heavy wear and retains most of a fine professionally applied oil finish. Good mechanics, brilliant shiny bore with one or two spots of pitting. 4-52546 JR291 (10,000-20,000)

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RARE WINCHESTER SPECIAL ORDER 2ND MODEL 1876 DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 50 Express (50-95). SN 45759. Beautiful deluxe rifle with 26” oct bbl, button magazine, ivory bead hunting front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight and Lyman tang sight. It has highly figured, about 4X, checkered American walnut wood with fleur-de-lis black insert, small pistol grip butt stock with full-checkered black hard rubber buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle as it is and stating that it has a “small grip”. It was shipped August 12, 1885. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains 75-85% plum/blue/brown patina with some rust pitting near the muzzle end that appears to be blood spots. Receiver retains case colors in the very sheltered areas with the balance a mottled silver/brown patina. Lever and hammer retain 25-35% muted case colors. Wood is sound, missing a couple of chips by the top tang with numerous small nicks, dings and scratches and retains about 90% original piano varnish finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with some scattered fine pitting. 4-52543 JR289 (15,000-25,000)

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WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 45-60. SN 31678. Standard grade rifle with 28” oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight and “1876” marked ladder rear sight. It has straight grain uncheckered American walnut wood with straight stock and crescent buttplate with trap. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum yellow sheet identifying this rifle as having been shipped October 8, 1883. From the F. P. L. Mills collection, #73 on his estate inventory. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl retains 95-96% strong bright original blue with a few scattered pinpoints of surface spotting. Magazine tube retains 97-98% strong bright original blue and the forend cap about 90% with the balance flaked to brown patina. Receiver retains 94-95% strong bright original blue with light edge wear and a few minor scratches with some scattered pinpoints of rust. Loading gate retains 96-97% bright niter blue. Lever and hammer retain most of their original case colors, dark and faded on the lever, brilliant on the hammer. Buttplate retains 75-80% thin blue. Wood is sound with a few minor nicks and a gouge on the buttstock and a couple of small gouges and dings on the forearm. It retains about 95% original oil finish. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. 4-52547 JR292 (5,000-10,000)

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SCARCE NORTHWEST MOUNTED POLICE WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 45-75. SN 45348. Full stock carbine with 22” rnd bbl, square base front sight that has been covered with solder and a musket style rear sight. The receiver has a stud and ring in the left side and it is fitted with uncheckered shell grain American walnut wood that has “N.W.M.P.” in an arc near the right heel of the butt and the number “APP15” stamped below the lower tang. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this carbine as having been shipped April 18, 1885 “with 299 other Model 1876’s, order Number 20202, to the Northwest Mounted Police”. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Metal retains mostly an even dark brown patina with some very fine surface rust on the bbl and traces of original blue on the receiver. Wood is sound, missing a chip by the top tang and shows evidence of having been cleaned a long time ago. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with scattered very fine pitting. 4-52545 JR290 (4,000-7,000)

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WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 45-75. SN 42992. Full-stock carbine with 22” rnd bbl, square base front sight and short “1876” marked carbine ladder rear sight. It has British proofs on the bbl and receiver and a stud and ring on the left side of the receiver. It has nicely figured American walnut wood with straight stock and carbine buttplate. The forearm has one band secured with a spring keeper and an iron nose cap. The left side of the buttstock has the number “39X” stamped in about 1/4” letters. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum yellow sheet identifying this carbine as having been received in the warehouse January 14, 1885 as a rifle with oct bbl in caliber 40-60, was changed to carbine on June 5, 1885 and shipped December 15, 1885 to work order #3115. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Bbl retains 93-95% strong original blue with fine surface spotting. Receiver retains 65-70% strong original blue with the balance flaked to a light patina. Loading gate retains virtually all of its original niter blue. Lever and hammer retain most of their original dark case colors, as does the buttplate. Wood is sound and retains most of its original factory varnish with a rubbed spot on the buttstock and a couple of dings on the forearm. Mechanics are crisp with brilliant shiny bore. 4-52544 JR288 (6,000-10,000)

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RARE C.B. HOLDEN SINGLE SHOT CREEDMORE RIFLE. Cal. appears to be about 40 with a medium length bottleneck case. NSN. Fine long-range rifle with 28-3/4” tapered rnd bbl with large block front sight. The top is marked, in script, “C.B. Holden Maker, Worcester, Mass” and there is a 1/4” wide knurled ring at the receiver end and a narrower band at the muzzle. The bore has twelve lands & grooves that are Metford style rifling, left hand twist. It has a nickeled brass receiver with right side, front action lockplate and hammer and a dummy sideplate on the left side. The receiver has the unique falling block action with front lever, released by a spring-loaded button. It has a spring-loaded 2-pc firing pin and is missing its unique top mounted manual extractor. The top front of the receiver is faceted with three flats and is uniquely engraved with foliate and arabesque very fine patterns. These dainty patterns are also on the top tang, bottom of the trigger guard and ball of the opening lever and firing pin bolster. The lockplates are beautifully engraved with about 50% coverage fine arabesque patterns with scalloped borders. It has very highly figured American walnut 2-pc stock and forearm with dbl diamond checkered round forearm and extended grip with engraved nickeled grip cap and a very fine checkered nickeled brass buttplate with light engraving on the tang. The tang sight base is missing. It has a Creedmore installation at the heel containing a 6” blade vernier sight with large eyecup. The threads in the eyecup socket are stripped. Accompanied by a copy of a brief biography of C.B. Holden. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 93-95% strong original blue turning plum; the front sight is missing from the block. Receiver retains about 90% strong original nickel. Stock has a hairline by the top tang and a large scratch in the same area with other light handling and use marks and retains about 85-90% original oil finish. Forearm is sound and retains about 50% original oil finish. Mechanics are fine with brilliant shiny bore. 4-52812 JR631 (5,000-10,000)

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RARE C.B. HOLDEN SINGLE SHOT CREEDMORE RIFLE. Cal. 45 with a medium length straight wall case. SN 12. Fine, long-range rifle with 30-1/8” tapered rnd bbl with large block front sight and a rear sight with two positions marked “100” and “200”. The top is marked, in script, “C.B. Holden, Manufacturer, Worcester, Mass”. The bore has twelve lands & grooves that are Metford style rifling, right hand twist. It has a nickeled brass receiver with right side, front action lockplate and hammer and a dummy sideplate on the left side. The receiver has the unique falling block action with front lever, released by a spring-loaded button. It has a spring-loaded 2-pc firing pin and a unique top mounted manual extractor, missing a tiny screw. The top front of the receiver is faceted with three flats and is uniquely engraved with foliate and arabesque very fine patterns. These patterns are also found on the tip of the tangs and bottom of the trigger guard. The lockplate and sideplate are engraved in very fine foliate arabesque patterns with extremely fine punch dot background and a very fine dbl border. The left side of the receiver is engraved “A.L. Rice / Worcester, / Mass.”. A.L. Rice was a manufacturer in that city and also a member of Mr. Holden’s shooting team. A hand written note from Mr. Owens indicates that there existed a scorebook of “A.L. Rice shooting a Holden rifle at 400 and 500 yards. They were shooting for a prize of a pocket rifle donated by F. Wesson.” It has a tang sight with 4” vernier blade and large eyecup. It has highly figured burl walnut butt stock and extensively checkered round forearm. The stock has a long checkered capped grip and a uniquely criss-crossed checkered nickeled brass, smooth, shotgun buttplate. The heel of the stock is drilled for a Creedmore base. Accompanied by a copy of Mr. Owens’ inventory sheet and a copy of a brief biography of C.B. Holden. Also accompanied by a 30” tapered rnd spare bbl with Holden’s front sight base and no provision for a rear sight. It is in about 38 Cal for a straight tapered case. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains about 90-92% strong plum blue finish with a few scattered spots of light surface rust. Front sight is missing its windage screw. Receiver retains about 95% strong original nickel. Forearm has a crack by the left bbl channel and a repaired crack through the wrist that is barely noticeable. Overall the wood retains most of its original finish on the stock and restored finish on the forearm. Vernier sight tension spring is weakened and will not hold the sight upright. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. Spare bbl is fine. Retains about 85% plum/blue with wrench marks over the chamber area. Bright shiny bore. 4-52811 JR632 (5,000-10,000)

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RARE C.B. HOLDEN LONG RANGE CREEDMORE RIFLE. Cal. 45 2-7/8. SN 16. Fine long-range rifle with 32-1/8” tapered rnd bbl with large block front sight and an added rear dovetail at the receiver. The top is marked “C.B. Holden, Mfr. Worcester, Mass”. The bore has twelve lands & grooves that are Metford style rifling with right hand twist. It has a nickeled brass receiver with right side, front action lockplate and hammer and a dummy sideplate on the left side. The receiver has the unique falling block action with front lever, released by a spring-loaded button. It has a spring-loaded 2-pc firing pin with a unique top mounted manual extractor. The top front of the receiver is faceted with three flats and is uniquely engraved with foliate and arabesque very fine patterns. Identical patterns are at the tip of the top tang, on the bottom of the trigger guard, on the ball of the opening lever, forend cap and tang & toe of the buttplate. The center of the buttplate is engraved in criss-crossed lines. The lockplate and sideplate are lightly engraved with arabesque patterns and a scallop and dot border. It has 2-pc stock and forearm of very highly figured American walnut with checkered long forearm and stepped nickeled brass forend tip. The stock has a checkered long grip with conventional grip cap and an engraved smooth nickeled steel buttplate. The top tang is mounted with a unique tang sight base that has a 4” blade vernier sight with large eyecup. A nearly identical base is mounted on a comb at the heel. The trigger has a checkered tip. Accompanied by a copy of Mr. Owens’ hand written inventory sheet and a copy of a brief biography of C.B. Holden. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains a mottled silver-brown patina with some areas of fine surface rust. Front sight is missing its windage screw. Receiver retains 96-98% original milky nickel with a scattered nick or two. Lockplate and sideplate retain traces of original blue with the balance a blue-gray patina. Wood is sound with numerous small nicks and scratches and retains most of its original bright varnish. Mechanics are fine with brilliant shiny bore. 4-52810 JR630 (5,000-10,000)

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RARE C.B. HOLDEN SINGLE SHOT LONG RANGE TARGET RIFLE. Cal. 44-60-395. SN 20. Fine long-range rifle with 30-1/4” tapered rnd bbl with large block windage globe front sight and 2-position flip rear sight marked “100” and “200”. The top is marked, “C.B. Holden” in old English and “MF’R WORCESTER, MASS” in block letters. The bore has twelve lands & grooves that are Metford style rifling, right hand twist. It has a nickeled brass receiver with right side, front action lockplate and hammer and a dummy sideplate on the left side. The receiver has the unique falling block action with front lever, released by a spring-loaded button. It has a spring-loaded 2-pc firing pin with unique top mounted manual extractor. The top front of the receiver is faceted with three flats and is uniquely engraved with foliate and arabesque very fine patterns. These dainty patterns are also on the top and bottom tangs, bottom of the receiver, trigger guard and ball of the opening lever and firing pin bolster. The lockplates are beautifully engraved with about 30% coverage fine arabesque patterns with wavy line and dot borders. The frame has very fine unique borders all around the sideplates and all the edges. It has very nicely figured American walnut 2-pc stock and forearm with extensively checkered round forearm and extended grip with nickeled grip cap. The front edge of the grip has fine square checkered panel. It has a very unusual criss-cross checkered nickeled brass shotgun buttplate with light engraving on the tang. It has a long-range sight mounted on the top tang with 4-1/2” vernier blade with large eyecup. Accompanied by a copy of a brief biography of C.B. Holden and a copy of Mr. Owens’ inventory sheet. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl retains 85-90% strong plum/blue finish with a few scattered spots of light pitting and a thin area over the forearm. Receiver retains most of its milky nickel finish. Sideplate retains about 50% case colors with the balance turning silver. Lockplate retains about 70% case colors, brilliant in the sheltered area with the balance turned silver. Tang sight tension spring is weak. Stock has a crack by the top tang and a hairline back of the top tang; otherwise the wood is sound with a few light scratches and minor handling marks and retains most of its original bright varnish. There is a nick in the comb made by the sight. Buttplate retains about 90% original nickel. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. 4-52499 JR634 (5,000-10,000)

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RARE C.B. HOLDEN SINGLE SHOT LONG RANGE TARGET RIFLE. Cal. Appears to be about 36 CF with a medium length bottleneck case. NSN. Fine long-range rifle with 28-1/8” tapered rnd bbl with large block front sight. The top is marked, in script, “C.B. Holden, Maker, Worcester, Mass” and there is a 1/4” wide knurled ring at the receiver end and at the muzzle. The bore has twelve lands & grooves that are Metford style rifling, right hand twist. It has a nickeled brass receiver with right side, front action lockplate and hammer and a dummy sideplate on the left side. The receiver has the unique falling block action with front lever, released by a spring-loaded button. It has a spring-loaded 2-pc firing pin with a unique spring loaded extractor that functions when the breech block is opened. The top front of the receiver is faceted with three flats and is uniquely engraved with foliate and arabesque very fine patterns. These dainty patterns are also on the tangs and buttplate tang. The bottom of the trigger guard and ball of the opening lever and firing pin bolster are engraved in foliate patterns with a sunburst on the trigger guard. The grip cap also has engraved foliate patterns. The lockplate and sideplate are beautifully engraved with about 50% coverage fine arabesque patterns with scalloped borders with fine dot borders around the frame. It has very highly figured American walnut 2-pc stock and forearm with extensively checkered round forearm and extended grip with engraved nickeled grip cap and a nickeled brass Swiss buttplate with faceted top tang and large ball ends with light engraving. It has a tang-mounted sight with 4” vernier blade and large eye cup. Accompanied by a copy of a brief biography of C.B. Holden. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 85-90% plum/blue finish, thin over the chamber area, missing the windage screw from the front sight. Receiver retains 88-90% strong original milky nickel finish with a worn spot by the firing pin bolster; wear on the opening lever and bottom of the trigger guard. Sideplate retains about 90% bluish case colors and the lockplate about 80% bluish case colors, brilliant in the sheltered area. Stock appears to have a small repair by the top tang, otherwise the wood is sound and retains most of its original bright varnish finish. Buttplate retains most of its original nickel on top, bottom and sides with the face, inside the crescent, worn away. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. 4-52500 JR633 (5,000-10,000)

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RARE C.B. HOLDEN SINGLE SHOT LONG RANGE TARGET RIFLE. Cal. appears to be about 45 with a long straight taper case. NSN. Fine long range rifle with 31-11/16” heavy tapered rnd bbl with large block, globe, spirit level, windage front sight and a heavy 2-position rear sight with short open blade and a 1-5/8” ladder blade with sliding aperture. The bbl is not marked with the maker’s name, but does have the name “C.A. Chapman” in tiny letters on the top flat behind the rear sight. The bore has seven deep lands & grooves, conventional rifling, left hand twist. It has a nickeled brass receiver with right side, front action lockplate and hammer and a dummy sideplate on the left side. The receiver has the unique falling block action with front lever, released by a spring-loaded button. It has a spring-loaded 2-pc firing pin and has a unique top mounted manual extractor. The extractor knob and latch lever release knob are coarse checkered. The top front of the receiver is faceted with three flats that are further machined to eight flats. It has very nicely figured straight grain American walnut 2-pc stock with a large round forearm that has a dbl stepped nickeled brass forend cap and coarse amateur checkering around the diamond shaped screw escutcheon. It has an uncheckered extended grip with nickeled grip cap and a very unusual criss-cross checkered nickeled iron buttplate with light engraving on the tang. It has a tang mounted vernier sight with 3-1/8” blade with large eyecup. Accompanied by a copy of a brief biography of C.B. Holden. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains about 95% original brown finish with scattered pinpoints of fine surface rust. Front sight is intact with good spirit level. Receiver retains 95-97% strong original nickel with a few light scratches and nicks. Sideplate retains a blue-gray patina and the lockplate a silver-gray patina. Stock has a hairline back of the top tang on each side, otherwise is sound and retains most of its original varnish finish with light nicks and dings and some crazing near the buttplate. Forearm has light nicks and scratches and retains most of an old refinish. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. 4-52809 JR636 (5,000-10,000)

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RARE C.B. HOLDEN SINGLE SHOT LONG-RANGE TARGET RIFLE. Cal. appears to be 45 with a medium length bottleneck case. SN 25 (found only on the buttplate tang). Fine long-range rifle with 30” medium weight tapered rnd bbl with large block front sight and a 2-position bbl sight with short open sight and a 1-1/4” ladder blade with sliding aperture. The top is marked, “C.B. HOLDEN, MF’R, WORCESTER, MASS”. The bore has five wide, shallow lands & grooves that are right hand twist. It has a nickeled brass receiver with right side, front action lockplate and a dummy sideplate on the left side. The receiver has the unique falling block action with front lever, released by a spring-loaded button. It has a unique top mounted manual extractor. The action on this rifle is unique in that it utilizes a concealed center hammer that strikes directly onto the firing pin in the breechblock. It is cocked by means of a knurled, engraved serpentine lever affixed to the lockplate. The top front of the receiver is faceted with three flats and is uniquely engraved with foliate and arabesque very fine patterns. These dainty patterns are also on the top and bottom tangs, bottom of the trigger guard, trigger guard and ball of the opening lever. The lockplates are beautifully engraved with light flourishes of fine arabesque patterns with scalloped borders. It has nicely figured American walnut 2-pc stock and forearm with extensively checkered round forearm and extended grip with nickeled grip cap and a coarse checkered nickeled brass buttplate. It has a 4” vernier sight with large eyecup mounted on the tang. This may be the last target rifle built by Holden as it is estimated that he only built approximately 25 of these rifles. Accompanied by a copy of a brief biography of C.B. Holden. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains an even dark brown patina with scattered moderate rust on the back half with heavier rust under the forearm. Receiver retains about 90% original nickel with fine pimpling. Sideplate retains about 75% blue case colors and the lockplate about 90%. Cocking lever retains most of its dark original blue. Stock has a hairline by the top tang; otherwise the wood is sound and retains most of its original varnish. Stock has a scrape on the comb and light to moderate nicks, dings and scratches and a grain check by the buttplate. Forearm mount screw escutcheon is rusted and the screw is battered. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with some light orange peel pitting in front of the chamber. This is certainly the most unique of these unusual rifles. 4-52808 JR635 (5,000-10,000)

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EXTREMELY RARE C.B. HOLDEN SPUR TRIGGER TIP UP SINGLE SHOT RIFLE, 3-BBL SET. Cal. 22, 32 CF and 38 CF Shot. NSN. The center fire calibers are probably 32 Ballard Short and 38 Ballard Long, Shot. A most unusual and rare set, possibly the only one in existence. The bbls are all 19-7/8”. The 22 bbl has a narrow base, ivory bead combination front sight and has nine lands and grooves, conventional rifling, right hand twist. The 32 bbl has a narrow base blade front sight with six wide lands and narrow grooves, conventional rifling with right hand twist. The smoothbore bbl has a single brass bead. The 32 bbl has the number “1” stamped on the sight base and correspondingly on the bbl. All three are marked over the chamber area, “C.B. HOLDEN” and each one has a narrow knurled ring at the chamber end and at the muzzle end. All three bbls are stepped with a decorative knurled ring at the step. The receiver is nickeled iron with very well executed foliate arabesque patterns on each side, on the bottom of the receiver and profusely on the trigger guard bow with small flourishes behind the hammer and at the end of the lower tang. All the engraving has a very fine stippled background. It has Holden’s unique cast iron nickel-plated forearm with the removable panel for takedown. The forearm is also engraved with foliate arabesque patterns in two places on each side and again on the bottom. This rifle has an additional very unusual feature in that it is fitted with a trigger guard over the spur trigger. This rifle is most unusual in that it has the extractor built into the forearm instead of the bbl. The extractors are not interchangeable for the calibers so extractors for all three bbls accompany it. The top tang has an integral sight base that contains a 2-1/4” blade with eyecup. The tension spring is separate and screwed to the frame. It has a curious little screw through the tang behind the sight, which prevents the sight from touching the wood. The stock is very beautiful, highly figured shell grain American walnut with checkered long grip. The checkering is also in a criss-cross pattern on the front of the grip. The grip cap and buttplate are nickeled coarse checkered brass. It is accompanied by a tiny leather and wood case with blue velvet lining that is compartmented for the rifle and all three bbls. It has a separate storage compartment in the lid, which contains the other two extractors. The case has nickeled brass corners and a lock with leather handles and has a dust seal around the front edge. The top is decorated in geometric patterns. Also accompanied by a copy of a brief biography of C.B. Holden. CONDITION: Very fine, the bbls all retain a smooth even light blue-brown patina. The receiver retains about 95% strong original nickel with some flaked spots turning to patina. The forearm retains about 75% original nickel mixed with patina. The wood is sound with a couple of scrapes and a series of small nicks on the left side of the butt stock, otherwise it has only light handling and use marks and retains most of its bright original varnish. Mechanics are crisp. The 22 bore is moderately pitted with good shine, the 32 bore is brilliant and shiny and the 410 bore is brilliant and shiny with a spot or two of light pitting. The case is nicked and scratched and the handles are flaked with lightly soiled interior, otherwise it is very fine. 4-52723 JR652 (8,000-15,000)

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EXTREMELY RARE C.B. HOLDEN BICYCLE RIFLE. Cal. 25-20 Single Shot. NSN. Most unusual rifle with 18” stepped tapered rnd bbl with tiny dovetail front sight and no provision for a rear sight. The bore has nine lands and grooves, Metford style rifling with right hand twist. It is mounted in a spur trigger shotgun type receiver with the release on the right side of the hammer. It has a most unusual cast metal forearm that has a thumbscrew take down which, when unscrewed, releases a small center section allowing the bbl to be removed. Only a screw through the forearm retains the bbl. It has a long checkered curved grip of 1-pc walnut that has a nickeled dovetail butt which is slotted for a nickel plated brass skeleton stock. The stock has oval shaped top and bottom arms with an elliptical shaped crescent butt. The top tang has Holden’s typical integral sight base that contains a miniature round stem with tiny peep aperture at the top. The tension screw is separate and screwed to the frame. It is amazing to see the quality of workmanship in an item such as this, considering its age and the equipment available to the workman of that era. Accompanied by a copy of a brief biography of C.B. Holden and a copy of Mr. Owen’s inventory sheet. Mr. Owens’ inventory sheet lists an 18,” caliber 38 smoothbore bbl which, at the time of this writing, cannot be located. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl retains about 95% strong bright original blue with a few light scratches. Receiver and forearm retain most of their slightly muted, but still very bright case colors. Grip shows light wear and retains most of its original varnish. Stock retains about all of its original nickel plating. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-52816 JR650 (5,000-10,000)

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EXTREMELY RARE C.B. HOLDEN BICYCLE RIFLE. Cal. 410. NSN. Most unusual rifle with 18-3/8” rnd bbl with brass bead at the muzzle. The top of the bbl has a small flat which is hand stamped, “C.B. HOLDEN WORCESTER, MASS”. It is mounted in a spur trigger shotgun type receiver with the release on the right side of the hammer. It has a most unusual cast metal forearm that has a thumbscrew take down which, when unscrewed, releases a small center section allowing the bbl to be removed. Only a screw through the forearm retains the bbl. It has a pistol type grip with 2-pc walnut panels and has a nickeled dovetail butt, which is slotted for a brass skeleton stock. Accompanied by a copy of a brief biography of C.B. Holden and a copy of Mr. Owens’ inventory sheet. CONDITION: About very good. Bbl retains a smooth even plum brown patina. Receiver and grip frame retain 80-85% dull original nickel. Stock is a dark patina with about 25% original silver plating. Forend retains 65-70% original nickel plating, bright on the front end. Grips are chipped at the frame and slightly shrunken with light nicks and scratches and retain traces of original finish. Hammer will not hold in the safety notch, otherwise mechanics are fine. Bore has fine pitting. 4-52485 JR651 (2,000-4,000)

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481

VERY RARE, UNIQUE C.B. HOLDEN TIP-UP MID-RANGE TARGET RIFLE. Cal. About 40 CF that has a medium length tapered straight case. NSN. The caliber may use a Remington case as it has a radius in the rim area of the chamber. It is similar to an early single bbl shotgun with a unique thumb lever latch on the right side of the hammer. It has a 28” oct to rnd bbl with Holden’s typical large square base windage front sight with globe aperture and the dovetail for a rear sight on the top flat. The top flat is marked in script “C.B. Holden, Maker, Worcester Mass.” The oct section is nickel plated and has reinforcements around the lug area. It appears that the round section is steel and the oct section is a brass over-sleeve. The round part of the bbl is uniquely spiral knurled, apparently an early attempt at glare reduction. The bore has the twelve-groove Metford style rifling with right hand twist. It also has a unique cast brass splinter forearm. The receiver is nickeled brass, lightly embellished on the sides and other small areas with foliate and arabesque patterns. It has a rather unique integral tang sight base with separate tension spring screwed to the frame. It contains a 3-3/4” vernier blade with large eyecup. It has Holden’s typical long grip stock with nickeled grip cap, checkered in coarse patterns with fine criss-cross pattern on the front and has a coarse checkered nickeled brass buttplate. Accompanied by a copy of a brief biography of C.B. Holden. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Iron portion of the bbl retains 75-80% original brown finish with scattered spots of rust. Oct brass portion of the bbl retains 90-95% original nickel, bright and shiny in the sheltered areas, milky on top. Receiver retains 85-90% strong original nickel and the forearm about 50% nickel. Buttstock has a hairline on each side back of the receiver and has light handling and use marks and retains most of its bright original varnish. Buttplate retains about 95% original nickel. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. 4-52804 JR637 (5,000-10,000)

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RARE SMALL SIZE C.B. HOLDEN TIP UP SINGLE SHOT RIFLE. Cal. 22. SN 13. Unusual little rifle that resembles a single bbl shotgun with spur trigger. It has a 23-3/4” oct to rnd bbl with dovetail globe front sight and no provision for a rear sight. The oct portion of the bbl is a sleeve over the round portion. The bore has five wide lands and narrow grooves with right hand twist. The top flat is engraved in block letters, “C.B. HOLDEN MAKER WORCESTER, MASS”. The receiver is nickeled brass with light engraved arabesque patterns on both sides with geometric patterns over the top and foliate patterns on the bottom and tip of the tang. The opening lever is on the right beside the hammer. It has an unusual nickeled cast brass tiny forearm that also has light foliate and geometric pattern engraving. The oct portion of the bbl is also nickel plated. The buttstock is very nicely figured English walnut with checkered long grip that has about 20-line checkering on the left side and about 16-line checkering on the right side. It has a coarse checkered nickeled brass grip cap buttplate. The top tang has an integral sight base that contains a 2-1/4” blade with eyecup. The tension spring is separate and attached to the frame. Accompanied by a copy of a brief biography of C.B. Holden and a copy of Mr. Owens’ inventory sheet. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, has been fired but very little. Rnd portion of the bbl retains about 95% strong original blue with the oct part retaining most of its original nickel plating. Receiver, grip cap and buttplate retain most of their original nickel plating. Wood is sound with the checkering showing light wear and retains most of its original varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp and the bore is bright and shiny. 4-52814 JR648 (3,500-6,000)

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483

RARE SMALL SIZE C.B. HOLDEN TIP UP SINGLE SHOT RIFLE. Cal. 25 Stevens RF. SN 3. Unusual little rifle that resembles a single bbl shotgun with spur trigger. It has a 20” oct to rnd bbl with unusual dovetail front sight and is missing the rear sight. The oct portion of the bbl is a sleeve over the round portion. The top flat is engraved in script, “C.B. Holden Maker Worcester, Mass” and the left flat is marked “Rebored & Rif’l’d by J.P. Stevens A. & T. Co. Chicopee Falls, Mass.”. The receiver is nickeled brass with light engraved arabesque patterns on both sides with geometric patterns over the top and geometric patterns on the bottom and tip of the tang. The opening lever is on the right side beside the hammer. It has an unusual nickeled cast brass tiny forearm that also has light arabesque pattern engraving. The buttstock is nicely figured American walnut with checkered long grip that has a coarse checkered nickeled brass grip cap and buttplate. The top tang has an integral sight base missing its sight and tension spring. Accompanied by a copy of a brief biography of C.B. Holden. CONDITION: Good. Bbl retains about 85% refinished blue turning plum. It was probably refinished when it was rebored. It has a couple of spots of caked rust about mid-point. Receiver retains about 93-95% original nickel with a gouge in the right side and some hammer marks by the trigger pin, which is a replacement. Forearm retains about 95% bright original nickel. Stock has a chip by the lower tang and usual light handling and use marks and retains most of its original finish. Hammer will not hold in the safety notch, otherwise mechanics are fine. Strong bore with heavy pitting at the chamber end, lighter toward the muzzle. 4-52813 JR649 (2,000-4,000)

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RARE SMALL SIZE C.B. HOLDEN TIP UP SINGLE SHOT RIFLE. Cal. 22. NSN. Unusual little rifle built like a single bbl shotgun with 18-7/8” oct to rnd bbl with tiny dovetailed blade front sight, a slot blank in the rear dovetail and with the top flat marked in script, “C.B. Holden Maker Worcester Mass”. The oct section of the bbl is apparently a sleeve over the round section. The bore has three wide lands and grooves, conventional rifle with right hand twist. The receiver is nickeled-brass with light foliate engraving on both sides, which extends onto the bbl and bbl reinforcements. The opening lever is on the right beside the hammer. It has an unusual nickeled cast brass tiny forearm that is also lightly engraved. The stock is straight grain American walnut with a long grip that is flat checkered, which extends up over the wrist and around the front of the grip. The grip cap is coarse checkered brass as is the buttplate. The top tang has an integral sight base, which contains a 2-1/4” blade with small eyecup. The tension spring is separate and attached to the frame. Accompanied by a copy of a brief biography of C.B. Holden. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains blue in sheltered areas with the balance a dark brown patina. Receiver retains about 85% original nickel with some flaking and pimpling and the forearm about 90% original nickel. Wood is sound with a couple of minor chips by the top tang and has minor storage and handling nicks and scratches with a gouge in the comb and retains most of its original varnish. Mechanics are fine, worn bore with scattered pitting. 4-52815 JR647 (2,500-4,000)

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485

VERY RARE C.B. HOLDEN PERCUSSION TARGET RIFLE. Cal. 32. NSN. Very much resembles a Frank Wesson rifle with 27” slightly ovoid shaped oct bbl, globe front sight and 2-position, dainty ladder, rear sight. The bottom flat is much smaller than the other seven, built purposely to accommodate the ramrod. It has a unique integral sight base on the upper tang with a 2-3/8” blade with small aperture disk. It has about a 1/4″ counter bore at the muzzle. The receiver has a stepped side, almost identical to Frank Wesson with the hammer mounted directly to the right side of the frame and it has a shielded nipple. It has an iron serpentine trigger guard with finger rest and integral grip. The wood is nicely figured American walnut, uncheckered with round forearm that has a pewter nosecap. It has a straight grip stock with crescent buttplate with faceted tang. The top flat of the bbl in front of the receiver is marked “C.B. HOLDEN” and the bbl has two iron guides with its original iron ramrod. Accompanied by a copy of a brief biography of C.B. Holden. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl retains 96-98% strong original blue with scattered spots of light surface rust. Receiver retains 40-50% original blue mostly in sheltered areas with the balance a dark patina. Trigger guard and buttplate are also dark patina. Wood is sound with light storage and handling marks with a couple of long scratches in the varnish on the buttstock. Mechanics are fine; the bore could not be checked. All in all a very rare rifle. 4-52803 JR638 (3,000-5,000)

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RARE C.B. HOLDEN FALLING BLOCK SINGLE SHOT RIFLE. Cal. 44 RF Long. SN 6. Very unusual single shot rifle with 26-1/8” semi-ovoid shaped oct bbl with Jack front sight and 2-position ladder rear sight, typical of Holden. The bore has five lands and grooves, conventional rifling with left hand twist. The top tang has an integral base with 2-3/8” blade sight with small disk. The receiver shape is similar to the Frank Wesson falling block. This model utilizes a reverse toggle set up that when the lever is lowered; the bolt is articulated about the middle and pivots downward exposing the chamber. The right side of the bolt has the maker’s name and patent date of “1864”. It has a manual extractor on the left side, which extends up the bbl. The wood is very nicely figured American walnut with uncheckered forearm that has a pewter nosecap. It has a straight stock and crescent buttplate with faceted tang. The bottom of the bbl has two iron guides with an original iron ramrod. Accompanied by a copy of a brief biography of C.B. Holden. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains an even dark brown patina with extremely fine surface rust. Receiver retains a very dark brown patina with fine surface pitting. Wood is sound and retains most of an old refinish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-52805 JR641 (4,000-7,000)

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RARE C.B. HOLDEN FALLING BLOCK SINGLE SHOT RIFLE. Cal. 44 RF Long. SN 4. Very unusual single shot rifle with 26-1/8” semi-ovoid shaped oct bbl with thin blade front sight and 2-position ladder rear sight, typical of Holden. The bore has five lands and grooves, conventional rifling with left hand twist. The top tang has an integral base with 2-3/8” blade sight with small disk. The receiver shape is similar to the Frank Wesson falling block. This model utilizes a reverse toggle set up that when the lever is lowered. The bolt is articulated about the middle and pivots downward exposing the chamber. The right side of the bolt has the maker’s name and patent date of “1864”. It has a manual extractor on the left side, which extends up the bbl. The wood is very nicely figured American walnut with uncheckered forearm that has a pewter nosecap. It has a straight stock and crescent buttplate with faceted tang. The bottom of the bbl has two iron guides with an original iron ramrod. Accompanied by a copy of a brief biography of C.B. Holden. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl shows moderate to heavy wear with worn corners and a mottled silver-brown patina. Receiver retains about 60% dull old nickel finish. Wood is sound and retains most of a recent refinish. Action is a little sticky but functions. Strong bright bore with scattered fine pitting. 4-52807 JR640 (3,500-6,000)

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EXTREMELY RARE C.B. HOLDEN MINIATURE MODEL 62 OPEN SIDE RIFLE. Cal. 32 RF. NSN. Most unusual little rifle, about 3/4 size of the standard Model 62. It has a 28” lightweight tapered oct bbl with tiny globe front sight and tiny 3” long open rear sight. The bore has three wide lands and grooves, conventional rifling with left hand twist. It has very highly figured 2-pc uncheckered American walnut stock and forearm with long slim forearm having a pewter nosecap with keyhole inlay and a single miniature wedge through silver oval escutcheons that are screwed in place. The buttstock has straight grip with crescent buttplate with faceted tang and a long toeplate. It is a removable butt stock by means of a small trap in the buttplate which exposes a square key shank which, when unscrewed, allows the stock to be removed. The stock is made in two halves and apparently contains the main spring for the striker. The receiver is a miniature of the usual open side with the entire right side open to expose two finger holes. These are, in fact, the striker and bolt. The striker can be operated at any time, but for the bolt to be withdrawn, the lever must be open then the bolt move to the rear, which extracts the spent case and allows reloading. The bolt is then manually moved forward, the lever closed and then fired in the normal manner. The top rear of the receiver has an integral tang sight post with a delicate, extremely clever miniature sight that is adjustable with very fine precision. The receiver has “C.B. HOLDEN PATENT, SEPT. 1ST. 1862” engraved on the left side and has a 2-1/2” x 1/4” long ebony inlay. The receiver, lever and buttplate are silver-plated. Accompanied by a copy of a brief biography of C.B. Holden. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl retains 96-98% strong original blue. Receiver, lever and buttplate retain most of their slightly oxidized silver plating. Forearm has a repair on the left side; otherwise the wood is sound with minor storage and handling marks and retains most of its bright original varnish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-52802 JR646 (5,000-10,000)

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VERY RARE C.B. HOLDEN 1ST MODEL OPEN SIDE SINGLE SHOT RIFLE. Cal. 44 RF Long. SN 35. Referred to as “Holden’s Patent 1862 Rifle”, it has a 24” oct bbl, Jack front sight with silver bead and Holden’s short ladder 2-position rear sight. The top flat between the frame and rear sight is marked “C.B. HOLDEN’S PATENT / APRIL 1862”. The bore has five wide lands with narrow grooves, conventional rifling, and left hand twist. It has a silver plated bronze receiver and lever with a silver plated bronze crescent buttplate with faceted tang. The top of the receiver has three plugged holes, which seem to have no purpose. The wood is unusual ebony with splinter forearm and straight stock. The forearm has a pewter nosecap with inlaid keyhole design. This unusual rifle is made with the entire right side of the receiver open exposing two finger loops, which are actually the striker and bolt. The striker can be operated at any time, however in order to open the bolt one must first open the lever which disengages the lock. Then the bolt can be retracted and the empty case extracted. When a fresh cartridge is inserted the bolt is manually pushed forward and the lever closed before the trigger will engage. No other safety is present. There is a sling loop attached to the front of the trigger guard. Accompanied by a copy of a brief biography of C.B. Holden. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains a smooth even blue-brown patina with scattered light surface rust. Receiver and lever retain traces of silver-plating in the very sheltered areas and retain a medium mustard patina, as does the buttplate. Breechblock and striker retain most of their bright original case colors, the bolt is missing the extractor. Serial number appears on the right side of the lever and bottom of the bbl under the forearm, while the number “25” appears on the trigger. Stock has a hairline on the right side of the wrist, otherwise is sound and retains most of a fine restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with a few scattered spots of light pitting. 4-52799 JR643 (4,000-7,000)

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VERY RARE C.B. HOLDEN 1ST MODEL OPEN SIDE SINGLE SHOT RIFLE. Cal. 44 RF Long. SN 18. Referred to as “Holden’s Patent 1862 Rifle”, it has a 24” oct bbl, fixed dovetail front sight and Holden’s short ladder 2-position rear sight. The top flat between the frame and rear sight is marked “C.B. HOLDEN’S PATENT / APRIL 1862”. The bore has five wide lands with narrow grooves, conventional rifling, and left hand twist. It has a silver plated bronze receiver and lever with a silver plated bronze crescent buttplate with faceted tang. The wood is very nicely grained uncheckered American walnut with splinter forearm and straight stock. There is a small rectangular plate tacked to the bottom of the stock with the number “295”. This unusual rifle is made with the entire right side of the receiver open exposing two finger loops, which are actually the striker and bolt. The striker can be operated at any time, however in order to open the bolt one must first open the lever which disengages the lock. Then the bolt can be retracted and the empty case extracted. When a fresh cartridge is inserted the bolt is manually pushed forward and the lever closed before the trigger will engage. No other safety is present. There is a sling loop attached to the front of the trigger guard. Accompanied by a copy of a brief biography of C.B. Holden. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl retains 97-98% strong original blue turning plum. Receiver retains about 60% oxidized silver-plating and the lever and buttplate about 70%. Wood is sound with minor nicks and scratches and retains most of its bright original varnish. Crisp mechanics, brilliant shiny bore with some light very fine pitting near the muzzle and a couple of spots down the bore. 4-52520 JR642 (4,000-7,000)

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RARE C.B. HOLDEN 3RD MODEL OPEN SIDE SINGLE SHOT RIFLE. Cal. 44 RF Long. SN 163. Referred to as “Holden’s Patent 1862 Rifle”, this rifle has a 24-1/2” oct bbl, fixed dovetail front sight and Holden’s short ladder 2-position rear sight. The top flat between the frame and rear sight is marked “C.B. HOLDEN’S PATENT / APRIL 1862”. The bore has five wide lands with narrow grooves, conventional rifling, and left hand twist. It has an iron receiver and lever. The wood is straight-grained uncheckered American walnut with splinter forearm and straight stock with carbine style buttplate. This unusual rifle is made with the entire right side of the receiver open exposing two finger loops, which are actually the striker and bolt. The striker can be operated at any time, however in order to open the bolt one must first open the lever which disengages the lock. Then the bolt can be retracted and the empty case extracted. When a fresh cartridge is inserted the bolt is manually pushed forward and the lever closed before the trigger will engage. No other safety is present. There is a sling loop attached to the front of the trigger guard. Accompanied by a copy of a brief biography of C.B. Holden and a copy of Mr. Owens’ inventory sheet. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Bbl retains 85-90% strong original finish turning plum with scattered spots of light to moderate rust and some light dings near the muzzle. Receiver retains 93-95% strong original finish with some light scratches, and minor nicks and dings. Receiver screw is battered. Buttplate retains most of its original case hardened finish turned silver with traces of colors. Wood is sound with a few nicks on the forearm and light marks on the buttstock and retains most of its original factory finish. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. 4-52800 JR645 (3,000-5,000)

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RARE C.B. HOLDEN 3RD MODEL OPEN SIDE SINGLE SHOT RIFLE. Cal. 44 RF Long. SN 84. Referred to as “Holden’s Patent 1862 Rifle”, this rifle has a 24-3/8” oct bbl, fixed dovetail front sight and Holden’s short ladder 2-position rear sight. The top flat between the frame and rear sight is marked “C.B. HOLDEN’S PATENT / APRIL 1862”. The bore has five wide lands with narrow grooves, conventional rifling, and left hand twist. It has an iron receiver and lever with an iron crescent buttplate with faceted tang. The wood is straight-grained uncheckered American walnut with splinter forearm and straight stock. This unusual rifle is made with the entire right side of the receiver open exposing two finger loops, which are actually the striker and bolt. The striker can be operated at any time, however in order to open the bolt one must first open the lever which disengages the lock. Then the bolt can be retracted and the empty case extracted. When a fresh cartridge is inserted the bolt is manually pushed forward and the lever closed before the trigger will engage. No other safety is present. There is a sling loop attached to the front of the trigger guard. Accompanied by a copy of a brief biography of C.B. Holden. CONDITION: Good to very good. Metal retains an overall mottled silver-brown patina with fine light surface etching. Stock has two holes from an old tang sight and a crack down the top of the wrist with moderate handling and use marks and a gouge on the right side of the comb. Wood retains generous amounts of original finish under a coating of old varnish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with some orange peel pitting. 4-52801 JR644 (2,500-4,000)

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RARE AND UNUSUAL BREECH LOADING RIFLE. Cal. 32 RF. SN 191. Unique little rifle, was built on a Holden open side rifle frame. This rifle has 23-7/8” oct bbl with five lands and grooves conventional rifling with left hand twist. It has a Lyman combination front sight and a 2-position ladder rear sight typical of Holden. It has almost the identical shape and contour of his better-known open side rifle with uncheckered wood, a heavy splinter forearm and straight stock with crescent steel buttplate and faceted tang. The top rear section of the receiver is mounted with a unique tang sight built of iron and horn. The hammer has an offset ear to accommodate this sight. The unique action functions when the hammer is at half cock and the iron and horn bolt on the right side is pulled to the rear. This causes the nickel-plated brass breechblock to pivot to the left exposing the chamber, reminiscent of a Martini breechloader laid on its side. If the bolt is pulled further to the rear it actuates the extractor. The lever holding the trigger has been permanently screwed to the bottom of the frame. The original barrel takedown pin has been replaced by two screws and the original hole plugged. The bottom of the receiver has two holes for which there does not appear to be a purpose. Accompanied by a copy of a brief biography of C.B. Holden. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 93-95% strong original blue turning plum in some areas with light edge wears. Receiver retains 25-30% original blue with the balance dark patina. Wood is sound with numerous small nicks and scratches and a few bruises on the butt stock and retains most of its original varnish. Hammer is not stable at half cock, otherwise the mechanics are fine and it has a brilliant shiny bore. 4-52513 JR639 (4,000-7,000)

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RARE C.B. HOLDEN PATENT MODEL FOR DBL BBL SHOTGUN. Hand carved wooden model, 10-1/2” overall length with 4-3/8” bbls, a brass underlever with iron trigger guard and dbl triggers. It has raised side panels with the name “C.B. Holden” / Worcester” scratched in the right side. It is accompanied by its original patent office tag which shows number “109, 128” and has the date of “1870”. Part of Holden’s name is legible on the tag. CONDITION: Nicked and dinged with some small splinters missing from the left bbl. Retains a fine hand rubbed patina. Trigger guard and triggers are heavily rusted. A rare Holden artifact. 4-52947 JR718 (500-1,000)

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PACKET OF INFORMATION REGARDING CYRUS B. HOLDEN. Consists of a 3-ring binder containing a brief family tree, Mr. Owens’ inventory sheets on rifles in his collection plus many others he had seen and recorded. Also included are a number of letters and source documentation for research on Holden. In addition there is a certified copy of his hand written 2-page Last Will. There are other pages of copies of some of his patents. Additionally there is a type written brief biography of Mr. Holden and copies of several of his patents, plus a list of miscellaneous information compiled by Mr. Owens, along with photographs of a Holden open-side rifle. One additional packet of information is a chronology of Holden’s life including his employment, patents and career. 4-52723-1117 JR725 (500-2,500)

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RARE FACTORY CUTAWAY OF A SINGLE BBL SHOTGUN. Cal. 12 ga. SN 64. Unmarked nickel finish, unusual cutaway with 12” bbl, full-length snap-on forearm that is numbered to the frame and shortened round knob stock. The left side of the receiver has three large cutaway areas exposing the entire working mechanisms inside. CONDITION: Very fine. Non-functioning and made without firing pin. Retains virtually all of its original nickel-plating with a series of small bruises on each side of the forward frame. Wood is sound and retains most of its original factory varnish. 4-52481 JR265 (500-1,000)

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RARE HALL SPORTING RIFLE. Cal. 50. SN: 42. 33” octagonal bbl. Marked “JOHN H. HALL / PATENT” on top of the breechblock, “W.S” on the right side. There is no sign of conversion around the nipple or welding on the hammer, possibly original percussion. The front sight with an offset blade, is brass as is all of the furniture. The ramrod appears to be original. From the F. P. L. Mills collection, #99 on his inventory. CONDITION: Fine overall. 90% original brown on the bbl and receiver. Breechblock appears to have been casehardened but that is now all turned silver. Brass furniture is mostly a mellow patina with some signs of cleaning on the patchbox. Wood is fine with light handling marks. 4-52670 FS92 (8,000-12,000)

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VERY FINE JENNINGS SECOND MODEL RIFLE. Cal. 54. SN 384. 26” rnd bbl, marked “ROBBINS & LAWRENCE / MAKERS / WINDSOR VT.” at the front of the left side of the action and “G.P. DIXON AGENT / NEW YORK / PATENTED 1849” at the rear. Lewis Jennings patented this rifle on Christmas day 1849, patent number 6973. It employed a sliding trigger with a rack, which turned a pinion operating on another rack on the bottom of the breechblock. This was thought to be simpler than the original Jennings lever action mechanism, but was not much more successful and only a few were made. The engraving on the frame, bbl, triggerguard and buttplate is very light scrolls. The number 1562 on the right side of the buttstock is the U.S. Cartridge Company collection number. Unlike the first model, the second model is only a single shot with the “magazine tube” occupied by a cleaning rod. CONDITION: Excellent. 98% brown on the bbl and ramrod holder, strong blue on the triggerguard and traces mixed with light surface rust elsewhere. Stock retains most of its original varnish. One of the best specimens known. Action actually works! 4-52568 FS44 (10,000-15,000)

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JENNINGS CONVERTED SINGLE SHOT RIFLE. CAL. 54. 26” rnd bbl. Standard Dixon and Robbins & Lawrence markings on the left side of the engraved receiver. This has been converted simply by screwing a plug into the end of the bbl and installing a nipple on top of the frame where the firing nose normally struck the pellets. The ring trigger has been reworked to a standard type and the triggerguard bent to prevent too much movement. CONDITION: Smooth brown patina overall with hints of original finish and light surface rust. Stock shows normal handling marks. Action is fine. 4-52669 FS136 (4,000-6,500)

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JENNINGS FIRST MODEL SPORTING RIFLE. CAL. 54. SN: 91. 26” rnd bbl. The marks on the left side of the receiver have been partially removed but were the standard markings. Light scroll engraving, typical of that found on all Robbins & Lawrence guns of this time on the action, bbl and buttplate. CONDITION: Gray/brown patina with spots of light surface rust and pitting. Some battering on the front of the receiver on the right side and the solder of the magazine tube in that area has partially broken loose. Wood has normal dents and scratches. Action is fine. 4-52672 FS180 (5,000-8,000)

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JENNINGS FIRST MODEL RIFLE. Cal. 54. SN 27. 26” rnd bbl, missing the entire lock and operating mechanism. Only the left part of the frame, bbl, and magazine tube remain. Rear sight has been modified and probably replaced. Standard Robbins & Lawrence and Dixon markings on left side of engraved receiver. CONDITION: Bbl and magazine tube are excellent retaining about 80% of the original brown mixed with surface rust and pitting. Action has traces of blue mixed with rust and light pitting. Buttstock has numerous small dents and a few chips. 4-53168 FS2 (2,500-3,500)

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502

EXTREMELY RARE BAILEY BREECH LOADING RIFLE. Cal. 41. 21” hexagonal brass bbl. The action is lightly engraved. Bailey, Ripley & Smith patent No. 1084 was issued to Lebbeus Bailey of Portland, Maine, John B. Ripley of Claremont, and William B. Smith of Cornish, N.H. Their patent was for an “Improved Water-Proof Rifle” and covered not only the action but the steel cartridges, magazine tube, and priming mechanism associated with it. A specimen cartridge accompanies the gun. It is slightly too small, but shows all of the features of the patent. A copy of the patent also accompanies the gun. CONDITION: Traces of blue on the action. Bbl has been sanded to remove corrosion. Stock appears to have most of its original varnish but has cracks along the magazine tube. 4-52708 FS125 (5,000-8,000)

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503

EXTREMELY RARE BAILEY BREECH LOADING RIFLE. Cal. 50. 27-5/8” octagonal bbl. The top of the bbl is marked “J.B. RIPLEY & CO. CLAREMONT N.H. / PATENT FEB. 20, 1839.” On the upper left flap “REBARRELED NOV. 1943 BY / WALTER L. MAC GREGOR”. The action is lightly engraved. Bailey, Ripley & Smith patent No. 1084 was issued to Lebbeus Bailey of Portland, Maine, John B. Ripley of Claremont, and William B. Smith of Cornish, N.H. Their patent was for an “Improved Water-Proof Rifle” and covered not only the action but also the steel cartridges, magazine tube, and priming mechanism associated with it. The idea was evidently not successful as only two are known. It was restored by Eldon as when he found it the bbl was rusted almost entirely through. A specimen cartridge accompanies the gun. It is slightly too small, but shows all of the features of the patent. CONDITION: Light to moderate spots of pitting on the action. Stock has been repaired along the magazine track, lightly sanded and refinished with the properly aged finish on the bbl. This presents a fine appearing, possibly unique rifle. 4-52768 FS10 (5,000-8,000)

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504

EXTREMELY RARE FRANK WESSON DBL BBL RIFLE SHOTGUN. Cal. 42/12 ga. SN: 6. 26” ribbed bbls, marked “F.WESSON’S PATENT / WORCESTER MASS.” on the rib behind the adjustable rear sight. There is a pinecone stamped at the rib extension on the top of the frame and on the sides of the hammers. The forearm has a small raised bead along the contact with the bbls. CONDITION: Excellent overall. 95% bright brown finish on the bbls and bright casehardening on the action. Slightly fancy wood is not checkered but retains most of its original varnish. Adjustable tang sight retains most its bright blue. Action is excellent. 4-52688 FS90 (6,000-9,000)

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505

EXTREMELY RARE FRANK WESSON DBL BBL RIFLE. Cal. 42. 26” rnd bbl, marked “F.WESSON’S PATENT / WORCESTER MASS.” on the rib behind the rear sight. The nickel-plated brass frame has no mark or SN. CONDITION: Excellent overall with almost all of the nickel and blue remaining and only small scratches and dents in the fancy wood. Some wear to the varnish on the forearm. Action is excellent. 4-52687 FS91 (7,500-12,000)

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506

UNMARKED HIGH QUALITY SINGLE SHOT TIP-UP RIFLE. Cal. 38. 26” part octagonal bbl. Lightly engraved frame, lockplate and triggerguard. Checkered pistol grip stock and forearm of high-grade walnut. The sights are a globe front and an open tube at the rear. Eldon thought this was a Wurfflein rifle, but there are no marks of any kind on it. CONDITION: Near new with most of the brown remaining on the bbl and nickel on the action and buttplate. Lockplate has a blue/brown patina that is smooth. Stock is excellent with minor dents along the lower edge. 4-52769 FS66 (2,500-3,500)

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507

RARE ENGRAVED FRANK WESSON SINGLE BARREL RIFLE. CAL. 36. 26” part octagonal bbl, with extra 12 ga shotgun bbl of the same dimensions. Both are marked “FRANK WESSON WORCESTER MASS. / PAT’D OCT. 25, 1859 & NOV. 11, 1862”. There is a 2-1/2” section between the octagon and round portions of the bbl where the corners have been ground to form a 16-sided surface on the shotgun bbl and 12-sided surface on the rifle. The shotgun bbl extractor is mounted on the right side of the bbl but employs the same mechanism. The rear sight and the tang sight are both missing. The front has been replaced by a Beach folding sight. CONDITION: Excellent. 95% blue on the bbl and 98% of the nickel on the action and buttplate. Mechanically excellent. 4-52705 FS175 (3,000-5,000)

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508

RARE BARTLEYS PATENT SINGLE SHOT RIFLE. CAL. 42. 32-1/4” octagonal bbl, marked “THEO. D. BARTLEY’S / PATENT OCT. 5, 1880” on top of the bbl and on the left side of the frame. Theodore Bartley worked in Dresden, New York, in the 1870’s and 1880’s. This unusual falling block action is operated by the hammer. When the hammer is cocked the breechblock falls and when the trigger is pulled the breechblock rises and hammer falls at the same time. A Lyman tang sight has been installed. CONDITION: Fine. 90% brown on the bbl and 80% blue on the frame. Triggerguard only has traces of blue remaining. Stock is fine with little in the way of marks on the butt and a small chip missing at the action on the forearm. Action is fine. 4-52664 FS156 (3,000-4,000)

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509

RARE LIDDELL FALLING BLOCK RIFLE. Cal. 33. 29-3/4” octagonal bbl, marked “WM. LIDDELL / ST JOHNSBURY / VT” on the right side of the Sharps-type action. Fragments of a marking at the rear of the bbl appear to be Remington markings. The lock mechanism is internal although the hammer is on the right side. Like the Sharps, the extractor is on the left side of the breechblock and operates the same way. This is a quality made rifle but no other specimens are known. The tang sight is missing. The Beach front sight is mounted on a large platform screwed to the top of the bbl. Pictured in Vermont’s Gunsmiths & Gunmakers, p:2163. CONDITION: Smooth brown patina overall with scattered light pitting. Wood has gouges and scratches with light cracking of the varnish. Also small cracks at the action and buttplate. 4-52498 FS23 (2,000-3,000)

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510

UNIDENTIFIED ROLLING BLOCK SPORTING RIFLE. Cal. 32 RF. 18” octagonal bbl, nickel-plated receiver, browned bbl. Nice quality small rifle with folding tang peep sight and globe front sight. No sight seat at the rear of the bbl. CONDITION: Fine with 90% nickel overall and 90% smooth brown on the bbl. Breechblock and hammer have been cleaned and have some scale from an added breech face. Stock has been refinished with some minor scratched and dents. Action is fine. Bore is bright. 4-53169 FS1 (1,000-1,500)

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511

RICHARDSON & WOODBURY MAGAZINE RIFLE. Cal. 30. 24-1/4” part octagonal bbl, marked only “PATENT” in an arch on the top of the bbl. Mark Richardson and Grayton Woodbury were issued patent 496231 on 25 April, 1893. This patent encompassed 13 claims, taking 2 full pages to describe. Basically, this is a magazine repeater with the bbl sliding forward on the magazine tube for loading. The combination rear sight and bbl catch appears to be the second as there is a filled dovetail in front of the present one. Pictured in Vermont’s Gunsmiths & Gunmakers, p:268. CONDITION: Bbl appears to have been plated at one time but no other part has any finish. Stock has minor handling marks. Rear trigger is actually a safety and both must be pulled at the same time to fire the gun. 4-52497 FS22 (1,000-2,000)

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512

BILLINGS BREECH LOADING SHOTGUN. Cal. 12 ga. 28-1/4” bbl, including the choke ring at the muzzle. Marked “C.E. BILLINGS / PATENT. NOV. 2-1873” on top of the breechblock. CONDITION: Rust/brown patina overall with scant traces of nickel-plating at the tip of the upper tang. Wood has been repaired and cleaned and shows fresh handling marks. Mechanically good. 4-52806 FS68 (1,000-1,500)

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513

LIGHTWEIGHT LAWRENCE SINGLE BARREL SHOTGUN. Cal. 28 ga. SN: 357. 30” part octagonal bbl. The Belgian made bbl is marked “WM. LAWRENCE / LACONIA.N.H.” on the top flat. There are also spurious Birmingham proof marks on the left quarter flat. CONDITION: Fine. 60% original brown on the bbl and 75% casehardening on the action and lockplate. Stock has minor handling marks with a short crack at the tip of the buttplate. 4-52790 FS135 (500-1,000)

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514

HILLIARD BREECH LOADING SHOTGUN. Cal. measures 18 ga. 25-3/4” rnd bbl, marked “G.E. HILLIARD / CORNISH. / N.H.” on top of the bbl. George Hilliard was the brother of David and succeeded him in business from 1873 to 1900. This shotgun action is similar to that made by Shattuck. CONDITION: Rust/brown patina overall. Tip of the hammer spur is broken off and missing. There is a large chip missing on the right side of the stock at the action. Wood has been sanded and reoiled. 4-52732 FS188 (300-500)

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515

EXTREMELY RARE EDWIN WESSON VOLLEY GUN. Cal. 22. 19-2/3” part octagonal bbl, marked “E. WESSON. / MASS / CAST-STEEL” on the top flat. The seven bores appear to be rifled. The action tang, lockplate, and triggerguard are engraved. The buttplate and hammer are not, but both appear to be original. In effect this is similar to the Harrington Volley Gun but this is the first that the cataloger has seen made by Wesson. CONDITION: Gray/brown patina with scattered light pitting. Wood retains much of the original varnish. Action is fine. 4-52569 FS45 (4,000-6,000)

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516

SPECTACULAR DELUXE ENGRAVED GOLD & NICKEL WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 38-55. SN 12356. Rare and unusual take-down Model 94 with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, standard original sights, with “H” style checkered bird’s eye maple forearm, and capped pistol grip stock with crescent buttplate. The receiver, forend cap and takedown ring are gold plated with the balance of the metal nickel-plated. The receiver is beautifully engraved in Style “9” which consists of a large round vignette of a running white tail buck on the left side and a standing bull elk on the right side. Both vignettes have extra detail in the background scenery and both are surrounded by fine foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background. The borders on both sides of the receiver and all the engraving are typically Ulrich. The engraving extends over the top of the receiver, down the top tang, on the bottom and the forend cap. There are extra small flourishes on the back edge of the receiver and takedown ring. Accompanied by an extensive Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle with bird’s eye maple stock, “gold trims”, with balance nickel. It also states that the bbl and magazine were browned and that it was engraved “$4.00 & $5.00”. The letter shows it was originally shipped March 26, 1896 to the New York Exposition and was thereafter returned and shipped numerous times with the last date being September 14, 1911. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Bbl retains 93-95% strong original nickel with some light rust spotting and pitting about mid-point and some flaking and spotting around the rear sight. Receiver and forend cap retain about 90% original gold plating, turned dull on the front edge of the receiver, takedown ring and worn on the top tang. Lever and hammer retain 95-96% bright original nickel and the buttplate about 85% original nickel. Forend cap retains about 85% original gold plating. Stock has a hairline at the buttplate tang, otherwise the wood is sound with some oil staining on the forearm and around the receiver and retains most of its original piano varnish finish with moderate wear on the checkering and some light handling and storage marks. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-52560 JR741 (40,000-70,000)

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517

*BREATHTAKING ENGRAVED FACTORY DISPLAY MODEL WINCHESTER 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 30 WCF (30-30). SN 128249. Spectacular gilt and nickel deluxe rifle with 26” rnd bbl, full magazine, standard front sight with screw and 3-leaf express rear sight. It has 3 to 4X center crotch cut American walnut wood with “H” style checkering and a capped pistol grip stock with a Winchester embossed hard rubber buttplate. The receiver, forend cap, upper and lower tangs are gold plated, while the rest of the metal is nickel-plated. The receiver is engraved in style “6”, probably by Ulrich, and consists of a large vignette of a standing Bighorn sheep in a mountain scene on the left side and a walking white tail buck vignette on the right side. The vignettes are enclosed in sweeping arabesque ribbons surrounded by very fine arabesque patterns with dbl borders consisting of a wavelet outer border and plain inner border. The front edges of the inner border also have fine scallop and dot patterns. The top of the receiver, down the top tang, floor plate and area surrounding the floor plate cutout are lightly engraved with matching arabesque patterns and sunburst flourishes fore and aft. The forend cap is matching engraved and there are light patterns over the chamber area. The engraving is executed in very fine detail, consistent with Ulrich work, befitting a factory exhibition piece. Accompanied by two Cody Firearms Museum letters identifying this rifle completely with nickel and gilt, $10.00 engraving and showing initial shipment March 10, 1904. Returns and shipments continued from 1904, in some cases several times a year, to various agents and dealers with the last shipment reported January 4, 1928. Most of the shipments indicate that they are a sample consignment for an exhibition showcase. The first letter is in two pages, dated May 13, 1987 and the other is a legal size letter dated September 9, 1998. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Bbl retains 93-95% original nickel with a flaked spot over the chamber area turned to dark patina and fine pimpling with a couple of other small flaked spots over the rest of the bbl. Magazine tube retains about 90% original nickel with a worn spot just above the forend cap and scattered spots of patina with some fine pinpoint pimpling. Receiver retains about 95% bright gold plating with some edge wear and a worn spot at the tip of the top tang. Bolt, lever and hammer retain most of their original nickel-plating with a few scattered spots of patina showing through. Wood is sound with an area of light scrapes on the right side of the buttstock and minor light nicks and scratches, otherwise retains most of its original piano varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-52556 JR302 (40,000-75,000)

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518

*SPECTACULAR EXHIBITION QUALITY WINCHESTER MODEL 1895 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 30 US (30-40). SN 30512. Nickel-plated with gold trim and bird’s eye maple wood. This fabulous rifle was, according to museum records, an exhibition piece from the time it was made in 1901 until about 1912. It has 28” rnd bbl, pedestal front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. The lever, hammer and bolt are all gold plated with the balance of the metal nickel-plated. It is beautifully fitted with fine Birdseye maple wood, having a black insert schnable tip forearm and straight stock with crescent buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle as found, except the letter indicates that the buttplate was gold plated and there is no mention of the bolt at all. These two items apparently were reversed in the plating process with the bolt getting gold and the buttplate nickel. The records list numerous transactions for return and repairs as well as consignments to various companies and shows with the last entry being April 17, 1912. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Overall retains virtually all of its original finish to both metal and wood with some slight pimpling and wear on the lever. Wood is sound with some slight oil staining on the rear edge of the forearm. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. 4-52561 JR306 (15,000-30,000)

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519

SPECTACULAR ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40) SN 72824. Beautiful 2nd model ’73 carbine, gilt and nickel-plated with fine, about 60% coverage, Ulrich style engraving on the receiver, dust cover and buttplate tang. It has 2 to3X uncheckered American walnut wood with straight stock and carbine buttplate with trap. It has 20” bbl with full magazine, Baker front sight and 2-position flip rear sight. There is a staple and ring in the left side of the receiver. The engraving consists of a vignette of a running white tail buck on the left side plate and a diamond shaped vignette on the right side plate, all surrounded with foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background. It has a fine, straight-line border around the edges with light scalloping. The top edges of the front flats are engraved with a modified scallop pattern. The dust cover, front and rear edges of the top of the receiver, top tang and buttplate tang are also lightly engraved and there is a mirror image engraving pattern on the carrier and bottom of the receiver. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this carbine with “fancy stock, nickel and gilt, engraved $5.00” and indicating shipment September 23, 1881 with five other arms to order #26277. Returned and repaired December 12, 1901. Also accompanying is a Winchester Museum card dated 1971 and a Winchester Museum letter dated 1974, all stating the same information. Additionally included is the original museum receipt from the Homer Garrison Museum dated 1980, receiving on loan, what is probably this carbine. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl retains about 70-75% bright original nickel with the balance flaked to a light patina. Magazine tube retains about 60% original nickel, flaking to patina. Receiver retains 60-70% gold wash with the balance a gray metal color. Buttplate retains traces of original gold wash with the lever and hammer retaining 90-95% original nickel plating. Wood is sound with usual light to moderate nicks and dings and a few small gouges on the right side of the butt stock. Wrist is dark oil stained and the balance of the wood retains most of its original bright piano varnish finish, possibly an old restored finish. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. 4-52555 JR301 (20,000-35,000)

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520

*BEAUTIFUL DELUXE ENGRAVED WINCHESTER LIGHTWEIGHT MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 45-70. SN 126806. Beautiful deluxe rifle with 22″ tapered rnd bbl, 1/2 magazine, pedestal mounted ivory bead hunting front sight and 3-leaf platinum line express rear sight. It has extremely fine, beautifully grained, center crotch cut American walnut wood with “H” style checkering, capped pistol grip stock and crescent buttplate. The receiver is beautifully engraved, Style “6”, in full coverage patterns with large vignette of a standing Bighorn ram on the left side and a smaller vignette of a standing white tail buck on the right side, both surrounded by fine foliate arabesque patterns and wide offsetting ribbons. The engraving extends over the top of the receiver, top tang, bottom of the receiver and about 1″ up the bbl with some light scrolls on the forend cap and heel of the buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter fully identifying this rifle with $10.00 engraving and also states “Winchester High Velocity” and indicates shipment November 28, 1902. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain 97-98% strong bright original blue. Receiver retains about 98% original blue, slightly thinned on the bottom with some light flaking on the top tang. Forend cap retains most of its bright original blue and the buttplate about 90% blue. Lever retains most of its original case colors, strong and bright in the sheltered areas with the balance fading. Hammer retains most of its bright original case colors. Wood is sound with light handling, storage and use marks with a couple of bruises in the checkering and a gouge on the stock, otherwise retains most of its original piano varnish finish. Crisp mechanics, brilliant shiny bore. 4-52468 JR740 (20,000-35,000)

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521

RARE SPECIAL ORDER ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 45-90. SN 37172. Beautiful early rifle with scarce 24” oct bbl, full magazine with ivory bead Lyman hunting front sight, no provisions for a rear seat and a Lyman tang sight. The top flat of the bbl is very nicely matted the full length. It has about 3X beautifully grained American walnut wood with “H” style checkered forearm and black insert pistol grip stock with Winchester embossed black hard rubber shotgun buttplate. It is fitted with factory sling swivels on the stock and forend cap. The receiver is very nicely engraved with a large vignette on the left side depicting a finely detailed Whitetail buck and doe in a woodland scene. The right side of the receiver has a small vignette of a flying goose above the loading gate and a slightly larger vignette of a creeping fox in front of the loading gate. Both sides have about 50% coverage fine arabesque patterns, which also extend down the lever, over the top of the receiver, on the hammer and down the top tang, as well as the bottom of the receiver and a small pattern on the bottom of the lever and around the screw holes in the forend cap. Accompanied by an early Buffalo Bill Historical Center letter identifying this rifle completely with $8.00 engraving and indicating that the muzzle was “counter sunk” 1/32”, which is visible on this rifle. The letter states that it was shipped November 27, 1889 and that the rubber buttplate and Lyman hunt sight were installed December 24, 1889 and that it was repaired and returned March 31, 1890. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Bbl retains about 95% original blue, slightly dulled. There is a dent in the matting on the top flat of the bbl. Magazine tube retains about 95% plum blue. Receiver retains 15-20% faded case colors with the balance turned silver, gray in spots. Lever and hammer retain case colors in the sheltered areas with the balance turned silver. There is a hairline in the tip of the forearm, otherwise the wood is sound with several small nicks and scratches and usual handling and use marks and is missing a sliver by the left top tang, and retains 94-96% strong original varnish. Buttplate is an old replacement. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-52469 JR254 (20,000-35,000)

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522

RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 FACTORY CUTAWAY RIFLE. Cal. 45-70. SN 101. Full nickel finish with 26” oct bbl, full magazine, front sight missing the blade, semi-buckhorn rear sight and uncheckered wood with straight stock and crescent steel buttplate. Rifle has had the left side fully cut away exposing all internal working parts including the left wrist to expose the hammer spring and trigger mechanisms as well as the entire length of the forearm, exposing the chamber and bore as well as the magazine tube. The right side of the receiver has a small cut away exposing the operation of the carrier/lifter mechanism. CONDITION: Very fine. Retains 85-90% original strong nickel-plating with scattered spots of missing nickel turned to dark brown patina. Wood is sound with numerous small nicks and dings and dark oil staining about the wrist, otherwise retains most of its original varnish finish. Mechanics are fine. 4-52426 JR219 (10,000-20,000)

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523

DELUXE WINCHESTER SPECIAL ORDER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 45-90. SN 109503. Exceptional special order rifle with 28” oct to rnd bbl, full magazine, ivory bead combination front sight, Lyman 6A folding rear sight and a Lyman tang sight. It has very beautiful 3X shell grain walnut stock and forearm with “H” style checkering and capped pistol grip stock with crescent buttplate. The buttstock and forend cap are fitted with sling eyes. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle with three special Lyman sights and indicating shipment on July 9, 1896. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain 97-98% strong bright original factory blue. Receiver retains virtually all of its original case colors, brilliant in the sheltered areas with the balance fading. Lever, hammer and buttplate retain virtually all of their case colors, muted on the lever, strong and bright on the hammer and slightly muted on the buttplate. Forearm appears to have shrunk slightly, otherwise the wood is fine with only a very few tiny nicks and scratches and some small bruises on the forearm, otherwise retains virtually all of its brilliant piano varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-52475 JR 259 (20,000-35,000)

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FINE DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 40-82. SN 37859. Beautiful deluxe rifle with 26” oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight, “1886” marked ladder rear sight. It is fitted with single set trigger and has 2-3X center crotch cut American walnut wood with “H” style checkering and black insert pistol grip stock with smooth steel buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle with “Sporting leaf sight” and indicating shipment on January 10, 1890. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Bbl and magazine tube retain about 95% strong original blue with some scattered pinpoints of fine surface rust, light muzzle and sharp edge wear. Front sight has been slightly modified. Receiver retains 70-75% strong dark case colors that may brighten with a good cleaning. Balance is a silver brown patina. Lever retains 50-60% original case colors with the balance silver and the hammer about 80% bright case colors. Buttplate retains about 85% thin glossy blue. Wood is sound with several light nicks, scratches and handling marks and retains 95-97% strong bright original varnish. Mechanics are crisp with bright shiny bore. 4-52476 JR260 (15,000-30,000)

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525

RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION MUSKET. Cal. 45-70. SN 81894. Very scarce musket with 30” rnd bbl, square base front sight/bayonet lug with ski jump ladder musket rear sight. It has full length forearm with one band and nose cap. The bbl band has a sling swivel with a corresponding musket swivel in the buttstock. It has a musket buttplate with trap that contains an all iron 5-pc original wiping rod. Accompanied by an original Winchester socket bayonet without scabbard. Also accompanying is a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this musket as having been shipped on September 15, 1893. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl retains 95-96% strong bright original blue with light wear at the muzzle end from the bayonet. Receiver retains most of its original case colors, brilliant on the sides and top, faded on the bottom and on the lever. Hammer retains most of its dark case colors and the buttplate about 60% faded case colors. Wood is sound with light handling and use marks and a sharp bruise near the tip of the forearm, otherwise retains most of its original dark oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Bayonet has light surface rust over original bright polish. 4-52478 JR262 (10,000-20,000)

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*RARE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LIGHTWEIGHT RIFLE. Cal. 45-70 SN 137300 Unusual takedown rifle with 22” lightweight tapered rnd bbl, ivory bead pedestal front sight and short semi-buckhorn rear sight. It has a 3/4-length magazine and a Lyman 21 receiver sight. Wood is very nicely figured, about 2X American walnut with “H” style checkering and straight stock with Winchester embossed hard rubber shotgun buttplate. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain about 95% strong bright original blue with two or three small spots of rust pitting on the bbl. Receiver retains 93-95% original blue, thin on the bottom with edge wear and a small area of fine pitting on the right forward edge and correspondingly on the takedown ring. Lever retains 30-40% muted case colors with the balance silver and the hammer about 75% case colors. Wood is sound with the forearm retaining 97-98% bright piano varnish and the buttstock 95-97% with usual light handling and use marks. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. 4-52427 JR220 (6,000-10,000)

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527

*WINCHESTER DELUXE MODEL 1886 LIGHTWEIGHT TAKEDOWN RIFLE WITH ORIGINAL SHIPPING CRATE. Cal. 33 WCF. SN 145057. Rare special order rifle with 24” rapid taper rnd bbl, full magazine, pedestal mounted ivory bead hunting front sight and flat top rear sight. It has very nicely figured 3X American walnut wood with “H” style checkering and capped pistol grip stock with Winchester embossed black hard rubber shotgun buttplate. A Winchester Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle and indicating shipment October 6, 1908 accompanies it. Also accompanies is the original Winchester marked wooden shipping crate that is pencil marked on the lid “Anderson HDW Co. / New Bethlehem, Pa” and “ORD #7079172A”. CONDITION: Extremely fine, as new, appears to be unfired, retaining virtually all of its original factory finish to both metal and wood with only very minor handling and storage nicks and scratches. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Box is fine with a couple of small chips missing from the lid. 4-52470 JR255 (8,000-15,000)

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528

RARE EARLY SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 40-82. SN 20044. Spectacular early rifle with 26” oct bbl, full magazine, unusual front sight blade that appears homemade and a semi-buckhorn rear sight with Lyman tang sight. It has beautifully grained about 3X wood with “H” style checkered forearm and checkered straight grip stock with blued crescent buttplate. The length of pull is about 12-1/2”. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle as having a “2-1/2” pull”, probably a typo intended to be 12-1/2”. It also states that the stock is 3/4” shorter than regular and that the forearm and grip are “thinner than regular”. The letter indicates that it was shipped July 23, 1888. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Overall the metal retains 97-98% strong bright original blue with minor fine edge wear and a few scattered light nicks and scratches and some scattered very fine surface spotting on the receiver. Wood is sound with several small light nicks and scratches and retains most of its original bright piano varnish finish. Lever retains 60-70% bright case colors with the balance turned silver. Hammer retains about 95% case colors. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-52473 JR257 (12,500-17,500)

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529

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 DELUXE TAKEDOWN LIGHT WEIGHT RIFLE. Cal. 33 WCF. SN 155161. Special order rifle with 24” tapered light weight rnd bbl with 2/3 magazine, ivory bead Lyman pedestal front sight, Lyman 6A folding rear sight and a Lyman 21 receiver sight. It has nicely figured straight grain walnut wood with “I” style checkering, capped pistol grip stock and Winchester embossed flat hard rubber shotgun buttplate. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain 96-98% strong bright original blue with a few spots of rust and a small scrape on the left side of the bbl. Receiver retains 95-97% strong bright original blue with a few spots of rust on the upper edge of the right side and a small area of rust on the left side of the takedown ring and a spot or two on the left side of the receiver. Wood is sound with a few minor nicks and scratches and a couple of small gouges and bruises on the left side of the forearm and stock, otherwise retains about all of its original bright factory varnish. Mechanics are crisp with bright shiny bore. 4-52477 JR261 (6,000-10,000)

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530

WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 38-56. SN 55930. Standard grade rifle with 26” oct bbl, full magazine, and gold washed, wide, base Beach’s front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. It has nicely figured straight grain American walnut wood with uncheckered forearm and straight grip stock with crescent buttplate. Cody Firearms Museum records will verify the configuration of this rifle with shipment date of July 17, 1891. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine, about new, retaining virtually all its original factory finish to both metal and wood including virtually all the brilliant case colors on the receiver, forend cap, lever, hammer and buttplate. Lever is somewhat faded on the outside edge and the buttplate is also faded. Bbl has a few tiny scratches and nicks and the wood a couple of tiny storage and handling marks, otherwise the rifle appears unfired with heavy crusted grease still on the bolt face. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-52474 JR258 (15,000-25,000)

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531

SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 40-82. SN 6751. Standard grade rifle with 26” oct bbl, button magazine, ivory bead front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight and a Lyman tang sight. It has nicely figured uncheckered wood with straight stock and crescent buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle and indicating shipment on July 28, 1887. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl retains 97-98% strong bright original blue. Receiver retains about 70% brilliant case colors with the balance faded to silver, primarily on the bottom. Forend cap retains virtually all of its brilliant case colors and the buttplate, traces of colors with the balance silver. Lever retains about 70% case colors, brilliant on the sides and the hammer about 98% brilliant colors. Wood is sound with usual minor handling and use marks with a couple of larger scratches on the left side of the buttstock and retains virtually all of its original factory varnish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-52471 JR256 (10,000-20,000)

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532

WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 45-90 SN 109070 Standard grade rifle with 26” oct bbl, full magazine, half-nickel front sight with screw and semi-buckhorn rear sight. It has uncheckered wood with straight stock and crescent buttplate. Accompanied by a copy of the Cody Firearms Museum yellow sheet identifying this rifle as being shipped on May 7, 1896. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl and magazine tube retains about 95% strong bright original blue with only minor sharp edge wear and some light scratches on the top flat. Receiver retains 85-90% original case colors, brilliant in sheltered areas, stronger on the left side with balance fading to silver. Buttplate has traces of case colors with moderate pitting on the toe. There is a hairline in the toe, otherwise the wood is sound with normal handling and use marks, a scrape on the forearm and a couple bruises on the wrist with some minor chipping on the toe. Lever retains 60-70% muted case colors and the hammer about 90% dark case colors. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-52425 JR227 (4,500-7,500)

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533

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LIGHTWEIGHT TAKE DOWN RIFLE. Cal. 45-70. SN 134853. Beautiful hunting rifle with 22” tapered rnd bbl, half magazine, pedestal mounted ivory bead hunting front sight and flat top rear sight. The wood is uncheckered straight grain American walnut with straight stock and Winchester embossed hard rubber shotgun buttplate. CONDITION: Extremely fine, as new, retaining virtually all of its fine bright original factory finish to both metal and wood. May have been fired, but does not appear so. Stock has a few tiny mars in the varnish, otherwise is new. Lever retains about all of its case colors, brilliant on the sides and sheltered areas, fading on the outer edges. Hammer retains virtually all of its brilliant case colors. Appears to have factory grease still inside. Crisp mechanics, brilliant shiny bore. 4-52923 JR398 (6,000-10,000)

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534

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 SPECIAL ORDER TAKE DOWN RIFLE. Cal. 40-65. SN 132179 Standard grade rifle with 26” oct bbl, full magazine, ivory bead Beach’s front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. It is fitted with close couple dbl set triggers and has uncheckered wood with straight stock and crescent buttplate. Accompanied by Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle including set trigger and indicating a shipment on May 10, 1905. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain 96-98% strong bright original blue. Receiver retains 95-97% original blue, thin on the bottom with sharp edge wear. Wood is sound and retains most of its original factory finish. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. 4-52416 JR223 (4,500-7,500)

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535

RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 50-100-450 SN 101639 Standard carbine with case colored receiver in a rare caliber. It has 22” bbl with full magazine, Sheared square base front sight with short carbine ladder rear sight and a stud and ring in the left side of the receiver. It has uncheckered wood, straight stock and smooth carbine buttplate. Accompanied by an extremely rare box of Winchester 50-100-450 ammunition. The box is 2-pc with blue top and side labels with small end label, all with black lettering and pictures a cartridge on the side label. The box contains 4 original rounds and 14 reloads of original brass. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain 95-97% strong bright original blue. Receiver retains 85-90% original case colors, brilliant in sheltered areas. Sides have 60-70% brilliant colors with the balance fading. Top and bottom of receiver are fading to gray with traces of bright colors. Lever retains 50-60% dark case colors and the hammer about 90%. Buttplate retains 15-20% case colors, speckled with light rust. Wood is sound, missing a chip at the heel and with some gouges on the forearm and right side of the buttstock, otherwise retains 85-95% original finish. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. The box is worn with frayed and broken edges and staining on the top. The bottom is taped and overall moderately soiled. Regardless it is still a very rare ammunition box. 4-52433 JR226 (17,500-27,500)

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536

*RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 50-100-450. SN 144649. Standard carbine in very rare caliber with 22” bbl, full magazine, German silver square base front sight and three leaf express sight. It has a stud and ring in the left side of the receiver. It is fitted with uncheckered wood having straight stock and smooth steel carbine buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this carbine and indicating shipment on February 6, 1909 to Order #192464. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain about 95% strong original factory blue. Receiver retains 70-75% original factory blue with the missing finish flaked to a light patina. Wood is sound and retains most of a fine professionally restored finish. Lever and hammer retain about 50% muted case colors. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. 4-52430 JR221 (12,500-22,500)

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537

*SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 50 EX (51-110) SN 134103 Standard grade carbine with 22” bbl, full magazine, ivory bead square base front sight, platinum-line 3-leaf express rear sight and Lyman tang sight with large disk. Receiver has a stud and ring in the left side and it has uncheckered wood with straight stock and carbine buttplate. It has sling eyes in the stock and bbl band with hooks and an original Winchester leather sling marked “W. J. PLUMMER/W. LEBANON/N.H.”. Accompanied by Cody Firearms Museum yellow sheet identifying this rifle with a Lyman front sight and indicating shipment on September 21, 1905. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Bbl and magazine tube retain 97-98% strong bright original blue. Receiver retains 95-97% original blue, strong and bright on the sides and top, slightly thinned on the bottom with light edge wear. Lever retains 30-40% faded case colors and the hammer about 95% strong dark colors. Buttplate retains 75-80% case colors, bright on the tang, faded elsewhere. Wood is sound and retains most of its original factory finish with very minor storage and handling marks. Sling is fine and supple. 4-52428 JR228 (15,000-25,000)

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538

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION CARBINE. Cal. 45-90 SN 124028 Standard grade carbine with 22” bbl, full magazine, replacement blade in square base front sight with short carbine ladder rear sight. The case colored receiver has a stud and ring in the left side and it has uncheckered wood with straight stock and carbine buttplate. Accompanied by Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this carbine and indicating shipment September 24, 1901. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain about 95% strong bright original blue with a small ding on the magazine tube and a rubbed spot over the chamber area. Receiver retains 92-93% strong bright original case colors, slightly muted overall with some fading to silver on the bottom. Lever retains 85-90% muted case colors and hammer about 95% bright colors. Buttplate is a brown patina. Wood is sound and retains most of a restored finish. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. 4-52429 JR229 (12,500-17,500)

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539

WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 40-82 SN 113494 Standard grade carbine with 22” bbl, full magazine, square base front sight with short carbine ladder rear sight. Case colored receiver with a stud and ring in the left side. It has uncheckered wood with straight stock and carbine buttplate. Accompanied by Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this carbine and indicating shipment on February 16, 1898. The letter also states that apparently it was originally equipped with sling swivels and then they were “taken off”. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain 96-97% strong original blue. Receiver retains 60-70% brilliant case colors overall with the bottom and part of the left side turned silver. Lever retains 50-60% strong case colors and the hammer about 95% bright case colors. Buttplate has traces of case colors with the balance turned silver. Wood is sound and retains most of its original factory finish with a few light nicks and dings. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. 4-52431 JR230 (12,500-17,500)

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540

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 45-90 SN 136437 Standard grade carbine with 22” bbl, full magazine, square base front sight, 3-leaf express rear sight with middle leaf broken and a Marbles spring loaded tang sight. Accompanied by Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this carbine and indicating shipment September 19, 1907. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain 93-95% dull original blue. Front sight bead is broken and the aforementioned middle leaf missing from the rear sight. Receiver retains 60-70% thin original blue, strong and bright in the sheltered areas. Lever and hammer retain faded case colors. Stock has been notched on the comb to accommodate the tang sight and there is a replaced chip by the top tang. Otherwise the wood is sound with the buttstock retaining 60-70% original varnish with light handling and use marks. Forearm is worn with several nicks, dings and bruises and has a hand-rubbed patina. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-52434 JR231 (7,000-12,000)

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541

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 45-70 SN 142545 Standard carbine with 22” bbl, full magazine, homemade brass blade square base front sight and short carbine ladder rear sight. It has a very early Lyman tang sight with small diameter shank that has spiral knurling, not for this model rifle. The receiver has a stud in the left side, missing the ring. It has uncheckered wood with straight stock and smooth steel carbine buttplate. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains about 50% of original blue, mostly in sheltered areas. Magazine tube retains about 95% original blue and the receiver 30-40% original blue with the balance a light patina. Wood is sound with usual light handling and use marks and has a fine hand-worn patina. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore, frosty in the grooves. 4-52432 JR222 (6,000-10,000)

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542

NEARLY NEW AND RARE SPRINGFIELD 3RD TYPE OFFICER’S MODEL TRAP DOOR RIFLE. Cal. 45-70. SN None. Beautiful sporting rifle with 26″ tapered rnd bbl, gold washed Beach’s front sight and standard ski jump ladder rifle rear sight. It is mounted in a very nicely checkered 1-piece half stock with attached checkered walnut grip. It has a 2-piece carbine type trigger guard and a silver-plated engraved pewter nose cap and has a single bbl band. The bottom of the bbl has a single iron guide containing an original hickory ramrod. The bbl has usual markings and the stock a crisp “SWP / 1885” cartouche in a square. The top of the wrist is mounted with an original ladder sight. The lockplate, hammer, breechblock, bbl band and buttplate tang are beautifully engraved with foliate arabesque patterns. The top tang and trigger guard are engraved to match. CONDITION: Extraordinarily fine, as new. Appears to be unfired retaining virtually all of its original arsenal finish to both metal and wood. Bbl has a couple of tiny nicks and the stock a very few tiny storage nicks and scratches with a couple of small bruises near the toe. Lockplate, hammer, breech block and trigger guard retain most of their muted original case colors. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-52626 JR744 (30,000-50,000)

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543

EXTREMELY RARE LAWRENCE BREECHLOADING RIFLE. Cal. 54. 26” rnd bbl, number 1559 stamped on the stock between the lockplate and frame is from the U.S. Cartridge Company collection. The left side of the bbl retainer is marked “R.S. LAWRENCE / PATENT / APPLIED / FOR “ which dates it before January 6, 1852 when the patent was issued. “WINDSOR VT.” is stamped on top of the bbl. A copy of a patent paper accompanies the lot. This gun has several interesting features, some used on other guns made by Robbins & Lawrence. The bbl release mechanism is used on the Robbins & Lawrence pepperbox. The stock and buttplate, including the nameplate on the left side, are from a Jennings First Model rifle. The breech sealing mechanism is from a Sharps Carbine. The engraving is identical to that found on other Robbins & Lawrence guns of this period. A note in the A. E. Brooks catalogue (The Brooks collection was purchased by U.S.C.G for exhibition at the 1903 World’s Fair) lists this as a gift from R. S. Lawrence. CONDITION: 50% thinning brown on the bbl, faint traces on the bbl retainer and trigger guard. Faint casehardening colors on the lockplate and receiver. Stock has been broken at the wrist, repaired, lightly sanded and refinished. Action is fine. 4-52566 FS6 (8,000-15,000)

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544

RARE ENGRAVED SHARPS MODEL 1851 SPORTING CARBINE. Cal. 52. SN 315. 21-1/2” rnd bbl, marked “ROBBINS & / LAWRENCE” on top of the bbl, “SHARPS / PATENT / 1848” on the upper tang in front of the serial number and “EDWARD MAYNARD / PAT…” on the primer door. There is no sling ring bar but the screw for it is in place. There is very light engraving on the action and bbl. The buttplate and bbl band are silver-plated. Additional Note: This carbine came from the H. Robbins Ritter Collection. He distributed the U.S. Cartridge Co. Collection. CONDITION: Gray/brown patina overall with traces of color on the action. Wood has numerous dents and scratches and a light crackling to the varnish. Hammer and lever pin have been repaired. Action is good. 4-52565 FS13 (8,000-12,000)

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545

EXTREMELY RARE BALL CARBINE. Cal. 50 CF. 21-1/2” rnd bbl. The number 1516 is stamped on top of the wrist on the stock. This is a U.S. Cartridge Company collection number. The centerfire cartridge in a Ball Carbine is very rare and possibly unique. A letter from Andrew Lustyik accompanying the gun says that the only specimen he knew of was the one in the U.S. Cartridge Company collection, which is this specimen. The breechblock is unlike any other in that it has no notch in the side of the front end for the hammer to strike the cartridge. A separate firing pin, protruding slightly from the top of the breechblock, is struck by a small wedge on the bottom of the hammer nose. Note the different shape of hammer nose, which strikes the top of the breechblock. The cutoff devise on the left side of the action is drilled through the standard markings. CONDITION: Excellent overall with 98% of the brown on the bbl and casehardening on the action, brilliant on the right side, slightly faded on the left side and bottom. Hammer has traces of casehardening colors. Wood is also excellent. 4-52577 FS5 (5,000-8,000)

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546

FINE BALL CIVIL WAR CARBINE. Cal. 50. 21-1/2” rnd bbl, “GGS” inspector mark on left flat of the stock, standard “E.G. LAMSON & CO. / WINDSOR VT. / U.S. / BALL’S PATENT. / JUNE 23. 1863 / MAR. 15. 1864.” on the left side of the receiver. Inspector’s initials on most larger parts. CONDITION: 90% brown on the bbl and casehardening colors on the right side of the action. Left side of the action lever and buttplate have visible casehardening colors mixed with light surface rust and pitting. Stock has some small dings and scratches. There is light rust forming on the lever and inside the action. Mechanically excellent. 4-52491 FS4 (2,500-4,000)

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547

EXTREMELY RARE BALL MUSKET. Cal. 50 RF. 34-1/2” rnd bbl, marked “E.G. LAMSON & CO. / WINDSOR VT. / U.S. / BALLS PATENT. / JUNE.23 1863. / MAR….” on the left side of the receiver. The last part of the last line has been removed for the installation of the magazine cut-off. Only a few of these muskets are known. This one was obviously made from a carbine at the factory. CONDITION: Gray/brown patina mixed with light surface rust, pitting and traces of original finish. Wood has light handling marks. Rear sling swivel is missing. Action is fine. 4-52671 FS93 (2,500-4,000)

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548

RARE PALMER CARBINE. Cal. 50 RF. NSN. Fine light carbine with 20” rnd bbl and integral receiver. It has a small wedge shaped front sight and 2-position flip rear sight just over the chamber area. It has a tiny bolt that when turned 1/4 revolution allows the bolt to be opened for loading and extraction. It is mounted in a 1- pc walnut stock with raised side flats and a staple and ring in the left side. It has a 2- pc Springfield type trigger guard and a front action lock. The top of the receiver is marked “Wm. Palmer / Patent / December 22, 1863” and the lockplate is marked in front of the hammer “U.S. / E.G. Lamson & Co. / Windsor VT” with the date “1865” behind the hammer. The left side flat has a fine crisp “MM” cartouche with two additional tiny “MM” stamps just below the saddle ring and another “MM” inspector proof on the left side of the chamber. Another “MM” proof appears in the wood just above the buttplate tang and the buttplate tang has a “P” proof. The hammer also has a “P” proof and the bbl band has a “U” proof. It is accompanied by an original wooden tampion. CONDITION: Exceedingly fine, pristine new, retaining virtually all of its crisp original factory finish to both metal and wood with brilliant case colors on the lockplate and hammer, slightly faded on the trigger guard and buttplate. Wood has minor storage nicks and scratches but still has the raised grain appearance. Lock screws retain their fine niter blue. Mechanics are crisp and it has a pristine shiny bore. 4-52567 JR446 (8,000-15,000)

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549

RARE EXHIBITION PALMER CARBINE. Cal. 50RF. NSN. Fine light carbine with 20” rnd bbl and integral receiver. It has a small wedge shaped front sight and 2-position flip rear sight just over the chamber area. It has a tiny bolt that when turned 1/4 revolution allows the bolt to be opened for loading and extraction. It is mounted in a 1- pc walnut stock with raised side flats and a staple and ring in the left side. It has a 2- pc Springfield type trigger guard and a front action lock. The top of the receiver is marked “Wm. Palmer / Patent / December 22, 1863” and the lockplate is marked in front of the hammer “U.S. / E.G. Lamson & Co. / Windsor VT” with the date “1865” behind the hammer. The left side flat of the stock is stamped with the number “1399” and again on the top of the wrist, probably an old museum number, and it has tiny inspector initials just in front of the saddle ring staple. This undoubtedly was the Palmer exhibit rifle, possibly for use inside the plant or for outside expositions. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Metal retains most of its bright original nickel with some minor staining and a few light pinpoints of pimpling on the bbl. Stock has sharp edges with minor handling and storage marks and a series of bruises below the lockplate, otherwise retains most of its original factory oil finish. Mechanics are fine and it has a bright shiny bore with some very fine pitting near the chamber. 4-52488 JR445 (5,000-10,000)

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550

EXTREMELY RARE SMITH PATENT SPORTING RIFLE. CAL. 36. SN: 32. 25-3/4” oct bbl, marked on the left side of the receiver “GILBERT SMITH’S / PATENT 1867 / POULTNEY & TRIMBLE / BALTIMORE.MD.” Museum (?) numbers 1909 – 57 are painted on the left side of the stock, it is not known which museum this is. The checkered buttstock has shotgun buttplate. CONDITION: 50% blue turning brown on the bbl, 75% blue on the hammer. Bow of the triggerguard appears to be reblued. 4-52709 FS179 (5,000-10,000)

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551

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1847 ARTILLERY MUSKETOON. Cal. 69. 26” rnd bbl. Dated 1853 at the rear of the lockplate, 1847 at the bbl tang. The last marking appears to be restamped as the bbl and tang have been filed in that area. Other markings and features are standard. The ramrod is a replacement. From the F. P. L. Mills collection #86a in estate inventory. CONDITION: All metal has been cleaned to bright and is beginning to tone. Stock shows considerable repair with some additions and some new cracks developing. Mechanically good. 4-52510 FS33 (2,000-3,000)

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552

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1847 CAVALRY MUSKETOON. Cal. 62. 26” rnd bbl, dated 1848 at the rear of the lockplate, 1849 on the bbl tang. No visible cartouche. All markings and features standard. CONDITION: Gray patina with moderate rust spots overall. Stock is cracked and missing chips at the front of the lockplate and at the rear lockplate screw. There is a heavy wear spot from the saddle ring at the rear of the left flat and some chips on the forearm. Action is good. 4-52509 FS32 (3,000-5,000)

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553

JENKS NAVAL CARBINE. Cal. 52. SN 8/41. 24-1/4” part octagonal bbl, marked “REMINGTON’S / HERKIMER / N.Y.” on the lockplate and “W. JENKS / U.S.N. / RP / P / 1847 / CAST STEEL” on the top flat at the rear of the bbl. The Maynard primer cover is not marked and the feed arm is missing. “RP” inspector cartouche is on the left side of the stock opposite the priming mechanism. CONDITION: 80% bright brown on the bbl, thinning at the rear, traces of casehardening color mixed with light surface rust and pitting on the lockplate. Wood has light handling marks with a sliver repair and consequent sanding on the left side of the forearm. Action is fine except for the priming mechanism. 4-52492 FS16 (3,000-4,000)

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554

AMES JENKS NAVAL CARBINE. Cal. 54. SN 12/38. 24” part octagonal bbl, marked “Wm JENKS / N.E. AMES / SPRINGFIELD / MASS” on the lockplate and “Wm JENKS / USN / RC / P / 1845” on the top bbl flat. No visible cartouche. The loading cut out is oval and extends slightly past the lever. CONDITION: Smooth brown patina mixed with light pitting. Wood has been cleaned and revarnished after a repair at the wrist. Brass has a dark patina. Action is good. 4-52493 FS17 (2,500-3,500)

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555

AMES JENKS NAVAL CARBINE. Cal. 54. SN 11/7. 24” part octagonal bbl, marked “Wm JENKS / N.E. AMES / SPRINGFIELD / MASS” on the lockplate and “Wm JENKS / USN / RC / P / 1845” on the top bbl flat. No visible cartouche. The loading cut out is round. CONDITION: Moderate pitting overall. Wood is missing chips around the lock and is battered elsewhere. Action is good. 4-52494 FS18 (1,000-2,000)

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556

RARE CONFEDERATE SHARPS CARBINE. Cal. 54. SN 4582 (middle digit of SN not clear). 21 5/8” bbl, marked “RICHMOND Va” on top of the bbl. “WxC” is carved on the left side of the stock. CONDITION: Rust/brown patina overall, the bbl band is battered, the forearm is warped and repaired. There are several cracks, some repaired, at the butt. Lever pinhead is broken off and is missing, otherwise the action is good. 4-52486 FS14 (8,000-15,000)

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557

SHARPS BERDAN CIVIL WAR RIFLE. Cal. 52. SN: 56097. 30” rnd bbl. The “JT” cartouche on the left side of the stock is partially readable. This rifle is equipped with dbl set triggers and is at the high end of the range for a Berdan issued gun. Standard New Model 1859 markings on the bbl, receiver and lockplate. CONDITION: Blue/brown patina on the bbl. Casehardening on the frame has mostly silvered out and is mixed with light rust spotting. Wood has light handling marks with some chips along the forearm. Action is fine. 4-52654 FS112 (5,000-8,000)

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558

SHARPS MODEL 1852 SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 52. SN 2232. Standard markings on bbl, lock, and receiver. The sling ring bar and ring and bbl band are replacements. The lever and primer springs are missing. CONDITION: Rust/brown patina with moderate pitting overall. Wood has been repaired and lightly oiled. Action is good. 4-52502 FS25 (2,000-2,500)

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559

SHARPS CONVERSION CARBINE. Cal. 50/70. SN 59027. 22” rnd bbl, marked “DFC” cartouche in the center of the left side of the stock. Six groove rifling. Retains most of the original markings with only loss to the company name in front of the rear sight. The front lockplate screw has a badly broken head and is frozen in place. CONDITION: Very good. 70% blue on the bbl and traces of casehardening on the action, all mixed with light surface rust and pitting. Buttstock is fine. Forearm has been painted black but this is now mostly removed. Action is fine. Bore is poor. 4-52516 FS37 (1,750-2,500)

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560

MAYNARD SECOND MODEL CIVIL WAR CARBINE. Cal. 50. SN: 187. 20” part octagonal bbl, “JM” and “ASN” cartouches on the left side of the stock. Made by Mass. Arms Co. Standard markings on both sides of the frame. CONDITION: Strong traces of blue at the rear of the bbl, case hardening colors have almost faded entirely. The front of the bbl and the upper tang are deeply pitted. The action is fine. 4-52524 FS43 (1,000-1,750)

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561

FINE SMITH CARBINE. Cal. 50. SN 6390. 21-1/2” half octagonal bbl, “JH” inspector cartouche on the left side of the stock. Made by American Machine Works and so marked on the left side of the receiver along with agent and patent markings. CONDITION: Excellent. 90% blue on the bbl and bright casehardening colors on the action, brilliant on the right side, all mixed with light surface rust and pitting. Wood has minor handling marks. Action is tight. Some rust at the heel of the butt. 4-52495 FS19 (2,500-3,500)

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562

SMITH CIVIL WAR CARBINE. Cal. 50. SN 18272. 21-1/2” part octagonal bbl. Marked “MANUFACTURED BY / MASS. ARMS CO. / CHICOPEE FALLS” on the left side of the receiver along with agent and patent information. There is no cartouche but there is a small “H.T” inspector mark on the left side of the stock. CONDITION: 50% blue mixed with light surface rust on the bbl, 80% on the trigger guard and rear receiver, traces in other areas. Wood is excellent. Action is tight. 4-52501 FS24 (2,000-2,500)

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563

RARE COSMOPOLITAN CIVIL WAR CARBINE. CAL. 54. SN: 950 with the number 45, probably an issue number on the bottom of the bbl and action. The number 919 is stamped on the lever and both halves of the breechblock. 20” part octagonal bbl, marked “COSMOPOLITAN ARMS CO” in an arch over “HAMILTON.O. U.S / GROSS’ PATENT / 1859” on the lockplate and “UNION / RIFLE” on the right side of the action. CONDITION: Gray/brown patina with moderate pitting around the nipple and at the rear of the bbl. Stock has normal handling marks. Action is fine. 4-52774 FS194 (2,000-3,500)

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564

GALLAGER CIVIL WAR SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 60 Smoothbore. SN: 4493. 22” rnd bbl. Standard “GALLAGER / PATENTED JULY 17TH 1860” on the lockplate. The bbl has been bored smooth for use as a shotgun but it is still percussion. CONDITION: Gray patina mixed with light pitting overall. Wood is missing slivers and chips around the action and has been repaired, sanded and refinished. Action is good. 4-52775 FS108 (1,000-1,500)

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565

STARR CIVIL WAR SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 54. SN: 20998. 21” rnd bbl, marked “STARR ARMS Co / YONKERS.N.Y.” on the lockplate and top of bbl and “STARRS PATENT / SEPT. 14th 1856” on the upper tang. The bbl band and buttplate are brass. The cartouche on the left side of the stock is visible but not readable. Inspector’s initials appear on various parts. CONDITION: Gray/brown patina overall with spots of moderate surface rust and pitting. Wood has been cleaned and revarnished. Action is fine. Bore is poor. 4-52772 FS109 (1,000-1,750)

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566

BURNSIDE FOURTH MODEL CARBINE. CAL. 54. SN: 33711. 21” rnd bbl. Standard markings on the receiver and lockplate. The carbine has apparently been stored over a fireplace as the left side of the stock is badly scorched. The outlines of the cartouches have been restruck. The guide screw on the right side of the frame is incorrect and does not guide the breechblock. CONDITION: Gray/brown patina with moderate surface rust and pitting. Right side of the stock has normal dents and gouges. Action would work okay if the proper screw were installed. 4-52792 FS183 (800-1,200)

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567

SHARPS & HANKINS CIVIL WAR NAVY CARBINE. Cal. 52. SN 7418. 23-7/8” bbl. “P / WCW” Naval inspector mark in large letters on left side of receiver. Naval anchor is on top of the leather covering. All features and markings are standard. CONDITION: 50% bright casehardening on the sides of the frame, mostly gray on the bottom and all mixed with scattered light surface rust and pitting. Wood and leather have minor handling marks. Action is fine. 4-52503 FS26 (2,500-4,000)

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568

SHARPS & HANKINS ALTERED RIFLE. Cal. 45. SN: 11302. 24” rnd bbl. There is no leather covering and the sights have been replaced. The sling swivel on the stock is missing. CONDITION: Blue/brown patina on the rear of the bbl mixed with surface rust and signs of cleaning with some pitting remaining. Frame has no finish but is lightly spotted with surface rust. Wood has been cleaned and reoiled. 4-52773 FS110 (1,000-1,750)

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569

TRIPLETT & SCOTT CIVIL WAR CARBINE. Cal. 50. SN 1134. 22” rnd bbl marked “MERIDEN MAN’FG. CO. / MERIDEN, CONN.” on the left side of the frame, “KENTUCKY” on the left side of the receiver, and “TRIPLETT & SCOTT / PATENT DEC. 6. 1864” on the upper tang. The sling swivels at the butt have been removed. CONDITION: 85% blue mixed with light surface rust on the bbl, 75% casehardening colors on the action. Stock has the usual crack at the magazine on the left side but is otherwise fine. Action is fine. 4-52489 FS12 (1,500-2,500)

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570

HALL MODEL 1839 RAMROD BAYONET CARBINE. Cal. 64. 23” rnd bbl, marked “J.H. HALL / US / 1839” on top of the breechblock. The sling ring bar goes entirely through the stock and is fastened with a nut on the right side. The bayonet is 18-1/2” long and triangular in shape. The rear is threaded for use with a worm, which is missing. CONDITION: Fine overall with 80% brown on the bbl and darkened casehardening on the breechblock. Some scratching on the receiver but it too retains much of its original brown. Wood has normal handling marks. Action is fine. 4-52487 FS15 (3,500-5,500)

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571

HALL MODEL 1842 SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 52 Rifled. 21” rnd bbl, marked “U.S / S. NORTH / MID… / CO… / 18…” on top of the breechblock. CONDITION: All metal cleaned, light to moderate pitting overall. Stock has numerous breaks, slivers and repairs. 4-52517 FS38 (1,000-1,800)

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572

FINE HALL MILITARY RIFLE. Cal. 52. 32-3/4” rnd bbl, marked “J.H. HALL / H. FERRY / US / 1837” on top of the breechblock. The Hall was the first breech-loading weapon adopted by the United States Government. CONDITION: 80% thinning brown on the bbl and action, bright casehardening colors on the breechblock. Wood has minor handling marks but is overall fine. 4-52661 FS7 (3,000-5,000)

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573

VERY RARE HALL RIFLE BAYONET. 16” triangular blade with half fuller on top, marked only with a single punch dot at the rear of the blade. The bridge at the rear of the socket has the cutout for the offset Hall front sight. CONDITION: Very good overall with light pitting and traces of surface rust. 4-52661-1 FS8 (500-1,000)

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574

FINE SPENCER SPRINGFIELD CONVERSION RIFLE. Cal. 50. SN 30117. “ESA” cartouche on the left side of the stock. This Model 1865 saddle ring carbine was made by the Burnside Rifle Company. It was converted at the Springfield Armory by the addition of the 32-5/8” bbl, forearm with cleaning rod and two bbl bands for use in the Indian Wars. CONDITION: Excellent with 90% blue on bbl, bright casehardening colors on action and lockplate, slightly dull on the hammer and top of breechblock. Stock is excellent. Action is excellent. 4-52507 FS30 (3,000-5,000)

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575

SPENCER MODEL 1865 SADDLE RING CARBINE. CAL. 50 Spencer. SN: 10795. 20” rnd bbl. Marked “SPENCER REPEATING / RIFLE CO.BOSTON MASS. / PAT’D MARCH. 6. 1860.”on top of the receiver, “M. 1865” from muzzle to breech on the bbl. “ESA” cartouche on the left side of the stock with inspector initials on small parts. The Stabler cutoff is intact. CONDITION: Traces of blue in protected places on the bbl, otherwise gray patina with scattered light pitting. Wood has minor dents and scratches and one scraped area behind the lockplate. Action is fine. 4-52776 FS190 (1,500-2,500)

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576

NEW HAMPSHIRE ISSUED SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1842 MUSKET. CAL. 69. 42” rnd bbl, dated 1851 on the tail of the lock and on the bbl tang. “NEW HAMPSHIRE” is stamped on top of the bbl. No cartouche is visible but an issue number 16 has been stamped in that area. The period sling is unmarked. CONDITION: Gray patina overall with moderate to heavy pitting around the breech. Wood has normal handling marks. Action is fine. 4-52822 FS137 (1,500-2,500)

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577

AMOSKEAG MODEL 1861 RIFLE MUSKET. CAL. 58. 42” part octagonal bbl. No date is visible on the lock or bbl. The ramrod is a replacement. CONDITION: Metal has been cleaned with moderate to heavy pitting remaining in the breech area. Stock has been repaired and refinished. Lock is good. 4-52820 FS138 (800-1,200)

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578

AMOSKEAG MODEL 1861 MUSKET. Cal. 58. 42” part octagonal bbl, dated 1864 on the tail of the lock and top of the bbl. The cartouche is visible but not readable. Marked “U Eagle S / AMOSKEAG Mfg.Co../ MANCHESTER, N.H.” in front of the hammer. This rifle has been turned into a lamp. The front 9” of the stock, the ramrod and upper band are replacements. The muzzle has been slotted and drilled for the fixture, which outline can still be seen on the outside of the bbl. A series of holes, about 2-1/8” apart, are drilled down the top of the bbl. The front lockplate screw is deeply inset into the stock. The triggerguard bow is mounted backwards. Accompanying the rifle is a letter to Eldon saying that this rifle came out of the Amoskeag Factory and was given to Irving Field by a funeral director. CONDITION: Except for alterations, fairly good. 4-52817 FS124 (750-1,250)

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579

SCARCE ROBBINS, KENDALL & LAWRENCE MISSISSIPPI RIFLE. CAL. 58. 33” rnd bbl, turned at the muzzle for socket bayonet. Marked “ROBBINS / KENDALL & / LAWRENCE / U.S.” in front of the hammer and “WINDSOR VT / 1847” on the tail. No proof marks or date are visible on the bbl. There is no cartouche on the left side of the stock but inspector initials “JHK” are stamped in their place. The number 8 is stamped on the replacement iron counterplate. The ramrod is a replacement. The nipple and tool are absent from the patchbox. The rear sight is a replacement. CONDITION: Bbl and lock have been cleaned but some pitting remains. Stock has been repaired with added wood in front of the lockplate. It has normal dents and scratches. Llock is good. 4-52677 FS140 (2,000-2,500)

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579A.

RARE SOCKET BAYONET FOR MISSISSIPPI RIFLE. 18-3/8” triangular blade is marked “U.S.” at the rear. CONDITION: Soft rust overall with hints of brightness showing through. Appears to be cleanable to very good or better. 4-53163-1 FS141 (300-500)

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580

ROBBINS, KENDALL & LAWRENCE MISSISSIPPI RIFLE. CAL. 58. 33” rnd bbl. The lock is marked “ROBBINS / KENDALL & / LAWRENCE / U.S.” in front of the hammer and “WINDSOR VT. / 1847” on the tail. The date at the rear of the bbl is obscured by pitting. “NWP” and “WAT” cartouches are on the left side of the stock. The spare nipple remains in the patchbox. Ramrod is missing CONDITION: Rust/brown patina with scaly rust and very heavy pitting at the rear of the bbl. Light pitting on the lockplate. Brass is fine. There is a large chip missing behind the lockplate, otherwise the stock is good. 4-52785 FS182 (1,000-1,750)

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581

ROBBINS & LAWRENCE MISSISSIPPI RIFLE WITH BAYONET. CAL. 58. 33” rnd bbl. Marked “ROBBINS / & / LAWRENCE / U.S.” on the lockplate in front of the hammer and “WINDSOR VT. / 1849” on the tail. The date 1849 also appears on the bbl tang. “W.A.T” inspector cartouche on the left side of the stock. The bbl is marked “U.S / J.P.C. / P” on the upper left. The 20-1/2” socket bayonet is unmarked and slightly large for the gun. CONDITION: Bbl has been cleaned to bright. Lockplate and hammer have light pitting. Brass has a mellow patina. Stock has small nicks and dents and a short crack at the rear lockplate screw but is otherwise fine. Lock is fine. 4-52656 FS155 (2,500-3,000)

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582

FINE NORWICH MODEL 1863 RIFLE MUSKET WITH BAYONET. CAL. 58. 42” part octagonal bbl. Dated 1863 on the bbl and lock. The number 1504 on the stock is from the U.S. Cartridge Company collection. 25,000 of these rifles were made by the Norwich Arms Company of Norwich, Connecticut, during the Civil War. This one has the standard U.S. inspector marks on the bbl and “JG” and “ESA” cartouches on the stock. The 18-1/2” socket bayonet is marked “. / U.S / J”. CONDITION: Fine overall with light pitting around the nipple. Wood is very fine with crisp inspector marks and sharp edges. Mechanically fine. 4-52680 FS154 (1,500-2,500)

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583

LAMSON, GOODNOW & YALE MODEL 1861 RIFLE MUSKET WITH BAYONET. CAL. 58. 42” part octagonal bbl, dated 1863 on the tail of the lockplate and the top bbl flat. Marked “eagle / U.S. / L.G-&Y. / WINDSOR-VT” in front of the hammer. The nipple has been replaced. The 18-1/2” socket bayonet is marked “US / J”. CONDITION: Rust/brown patina overall except where cleaned on the lockplate, hammer and rear of the bbl. Stock has minor handling marks. Lock is fine. 4-52819 FS139 (1,000-1,500)

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584

COLT MODEL 1861 RIFLE MUSKET WITH BAYONET. CAL. 58. 42” rnd bbl. Dated 1862 on the tail of the lock and top of the bbl. Standard “U.S. / COLT’S PT F.A.MFG CO / HARTFORD, CT” marking on the front of the lockplate. The cartouches on the left side of the stock are visible but not readable. The 18-1/2” socket bayonet has the standard “U.S” marking. CONDITION: Fine. Scattered light pitting on the bright surfaces. Stock has some heavy scratches on the right side of the butt, which have been filled, otherwise good. 4-52681 FS143 (1,500-2,500)

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585

RARE EVANS RIFLE MADE FOR EXHIBITION. Cal. 44. 30” octagonal bbl. The only number on this rifle is a number 1 on the right side of the rear bbl platform. The top of the bbl is marked “EVANS REPEATING RIFLE MECHANIC FALLS, ME PAT. DEC.8. 1868 & SEPT.16, 1871”. The rear sight is made from a trapdoor Springfield sight which as been trimmed on the base. This rifle is entirely nickel-plated. The leather sling is unmarked. CONDITION: Excellent with only minor flakes of nickel missing. Wood has some scratches and dents but is still solid. Sling is poor. Action is fine. 4-52666 FS128 (3,000-4,000)

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586

EVANS SECOND MODEL MILITARY RIFLE. CAL. 44 Evans. 30” rnd bbl with the standard marking in one line on the top of the bbl. This rifle was in the U.S. Cartridge Co. collection and has their number stamped on the right side of the stock. CONDITION: Very good. 80% blue on the bbl, 60% on the action. Bright casehardening on the right side of the lever and hammer with pitting on the bottom and rear of the left side. The top of the two halves of the frame has been filed to remove the normal crosshatching. Action is good. 4-52783 FS186 (800-1,200)

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587

SCARCE EVANS FIRST MODEL CARBINE. CAL. 44 Evans. 22” rnd bbl, marked “EVANS REPEATING RIFLE / PAT. DEC. 8, 1868 & SEPT. 16, 1871 / 498” to top of the bbl in front of the folding rear sight with six sighting holes and two notches. The First Model Evans is identified by the lack of wood below the magazine tube. CONDITION: Brown patina on the bbl, hammer and loading lever. Receiver, magazine tube and buttplate have been cleaned to white. Scattered light pitting on all surfaces. Small crack in ladder. Wood has normal dents and scratches. Action is fine. 4-52704 FS168 (1,500-2,500)

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588

FINE SECOND MODEL EVANS CARBINE. Cal. 44 Evans. 22″ rnd bbl. Standard one line marking on top of the bbl. CONDITION: Nearly new with all of the blue except on the lever, which has brilliant casehardening colors. Only minor marks on the wood. Action is fine. 4-52703 FS196 (1,000-2,000)

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589

SHARPS LARGE FRAME SINGLE SHOT PISTOL. Cal. 36. SN: 796. 6-3/8″ rnd bbl, marked “C. SHARPS & CO’S / RIFLEWORKS / PHILA. PA.” on the right side of the frame below the hammer and “C. SHARPS / PATENT / 1848 – 52” on the left sideplate. CONDITION: Fine. Traces of blue overall mixed with scattered light pitting. Minor scratching at the takedown pin. 98% varnish on grips with numerous small dents. Action is fine. 4-52960 FS200 (3,000-4,000)

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590

MASS. ARMS CO MAYNARD TAPE PRIMER REVOLVER. Cal. 32. SN: 247 on the end of the cylinder pin, 7 on the cylinder, and 621 on the face of the breech. 6″ rnd bbl. The advance wheel for the Maynard Tape Primer is missing and a blank disk inserted in its place. Marked “MASS. ARMS CO. / CHICOPEE FALLS” on the topstrap and “MAYNARD’S PATENT / SEP. 22. 1845” on the primer cover. The cylinder is hand revolved and has faint remains of the etching. CONDITION: Smooth brown patina mixed with light surface rust and pitting. Backstrap screw is replaced and only sections of silver plate remain. Grips are slightly battered with chips missing at the top and a crack from the end of the lockplate to the bottom on the right side has been repaired. Mechanically good. 4-52974 FS207 (500-750)

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591

RARE COLT PATERSON CAP DISPENSER. SN: 52, matching on the case and lid. Marked “COLT PATENT / PATENT ARMS MAN G CO PATERSON; N; J.” around a rampant Colt above a Paterson-type long gun and two crossed pistols of the same type but with huge grips. The latch for the lid is a pivoting bar on the backside. CONDITION: Fine overall. Dark patina on the brass, 80% blue on the feed spring. Mechanically fine. 4-52965 FS87 (3,500-6,500)

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592

RARE COLT PATERSON CAP DISPENSER. SN: 128, matching on the case and lid. Marked “COLT PATENT / PATENT ARMS MAN G CO PATERSON; N; J.” around a rampant Colt above a Paterson-type long gun and two crossed pistols of the same type but with huge grips. The latch for the lid is a push-button attached to the dispenser spring. CONDITION: Feed nozzle is slightly bent. Lid has a dark patina with some light spots. Back is scratched with some initials. Clock spring that powers the feed is broken. 4-52966 FS86 (3,000-5,000)

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593

BAKER PATENT CAP DISPENSER. George W. Baker patented this capper September 1, 1857, which information is stamped on the top of this engraved capper. The rear of this is engraved in fancy script “G W Baker / Burlington / Vt” surrounded by light scroll engraving. Matching scroll is on the front. Pictured in Vermont’s Gunsmiths & Gunmakers pg. 21. CONDITION: Solder repair at the nozzle affects the sides only. Mellow patina overall. 4-52967 FS88 (1,000-2,000)

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594

RARE RIGDON & ANSLEY CONVERSION CONFEDERATE REVOLVER. Cal. 38 RF. SN 1780. Confederate made dragoon style revolver in navy size with 8” oct to rnd bbl, small cone front sight with brass grip frame and 1-pc walnut grips. The top flat of the bbl is marked “CSA”. The cylinder is unfluted with 12 notches and has been converted, probably by a blacksmith, utilizing a forged in spacer ring after the rear of the cylinder had been trimmed away. The hammer nose has been altered with a firing pin installed. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms” 5th Edition, there were only about 1,000 original revolvers produced in the period 1864-1865 in Augusta, Georgia. This revolver has a Colt style rammer latch and wedge. CONDITION: Good. All matching including the wedge. No original finish remains, being a medium to dark brown patina overall. Frame appears to have been filed at one time. Grip frame retains a nice even medium yellow patina and the grips show moderate wear with some original varnish still on the bottom of the butt and near the frame. Mechanics are fine with a strong-pitted bore. Wedge is a little loose. 4-52005 JR687 (12,500-17,500)

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595

CIVIL WAR REVOLVER HOLSTER. Typical Civil War issued revolver holster with three, harness rivets securing the belt loop on the back, a harness rivet securing the tab on the flap and a brass stud for the tab. It has a dark brown body and had a Cheyenne plug in the toe, which is now missing. This holster came with the Rigdon & Ansley revolver sold elsewhere in this auction. CONDITION: Poor to fair. Dry and heavily crackled, missing the plug, open rear seam, missing the bottom 1/3 of the tab and the belt loop is about 3/4 torn through. Since it came with a Confederate revolver it likely is a Confederate used holster. 4-52016 JR688 (500-1,000)

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596

SCARCE ENGRAVED COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET REVOLVER. Cal. 31. SN 52868. Usual configuration with 5” oct bbl, silver-plated grip frame and 1-pc walnut grips with 5-shot cylinder. It is elaborately engraved with engraved bbl address on the bbl and “Colt’s Patent” in a riband on the frame. The frame is full coverage engraved with very well executed foliate arabesque patterns that extend up over the recoil shield. The sides of the bbl lug, and topside flats are matching engraved, as is the rammer pivot. The hammer is full coverage engraved with modified Young style dog’s heads on each side. The back strap has the typical fan at the top where it meets the frame with foliate patterns down the back strap and across the butt. The trigger guard is matching engraved on the bottom with a wavy border pattern around the edges of the flat and there are light patterns around the serial number, on the frame and bbl lug. The ends of the wedge are also engraved. CONDITION: Very fine. All matching except the cylinder which is numbered “43121”. Bbl retains about 75% original blue, thin on the top with light surface rust and fine pitting, strong and bright in the sheltered areas. Frame and hammer retain an even dark patina that may reveal case colors with a good cleaning. Grip frame retains about 90% original silver with some pimpling on the front strap and light edge wear. Grips are fine and retain about 90% original varnish with some crackling. Cylinder is mostly a gray patina with light to moderate pitting in spots and retains 75-80% stagecoach holdup scene and traces of old nickel plating. Handspring is broken otherwise mechanics are fine. Strong bore with some shine and moderate to heavy pitting. 4-53130 JR566 (2,500-4,000)

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597

CASED COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET REVOLVER. Cal. 31. SN 103034. Usual configuration with 4” oct bbl, 2-line New York address with silver plated trigger guard and back strap and 1-pc walnut grips. It is accompanied by its original casing with maroon velvet lining. It contains the revolver, a fine one-sided eagle flask, brass 2-cavity mold, an “L” shaped nipple wrench, and the bottom of an Eley’s cap tin. A small area of dividers behind the trigger guard has been cut away to facilitate picking up the revolver. CONDITION: Fine. All matching including the wedge. Bbl retains about 75-80% dull blue and the rammer pivot 75-80% case colors, bright on the right side. Frame retains 50-60% faded case colors with the balance turned silver. Trigger guard and back strap retain about 90% silver plating and the grips 96-97% bright original varnish. Cylinder is gray metal color and retains 80-90% stagecoach holdup scene and 4 of the 5 safety pins are intact. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore and a few spots of pitting. Case is very fine with slightly warped lid, a loose corner and a crack in the bottom. Lining is faded and lightly soiled, showing wear by the hammer and front sight with the aforementioned cut in the dividers. Flask is fine as are the other accessories. 4-53094 JR585 (1,500-2,500)

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598

COLT MODEL 1860 PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 54203. Usual configuration with 8” rnd bbl, German silver front sight blade, 1-line New York address, rebated cylinder with naval battle scene, brass trigger guard and iron back strap with 1-pc walnut grips. It is accompanied by a fine mahogany or teak brass bound case with compartments for the revolver, flask, mold and cap tin. The lid has a large brass shield and has English style sliding locks on the front with a mortised key lock with large shield escutcheon. It has a linen covered bottom. Also accompanied by an undated, unsigned letter in shaky handwriting transferring this revolver to Mr. Owens with the seller stating that he purchased it in 1925 and that the previous owner had it reblued in 1924. CONDITION: Very good. All matching including the wedge. Overall retains most of this old reblued finish with some light pitting on the frame. Cylinder retains 25-30% naval battle scene. Grips have a flat on each side, which have obliterated the cartouches. Otherwise they are sound with a nice hand rubbed polish. Mechanics are crisp with a very bright shiny bore and one or two scattered spots of light rust. Case is fine with light surface scratches and a ding on one corner of the lid. Flask is extremely fine with one small dent on the front and another smaller one on the back. Retains most of its dark original finish with bright brass on the cap and angle spout and most of the blue on the spring. Mold is fine with blue-gray finish. 4-53029 JR675 (1,000-2,000)

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599

COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET REVOLVER. Cal. 31. SN 58841. Usual configuration with 4” oct bbl, 2-line New York address, 5-shot cylinder, 1-pc walnut grips with silver plated grip frame. CONDITION: Very fine. All matching including the wedge. Bbl retains 70-75% original blue, thin toward the muzzle with a cleaned spot and light rust on the left side and some hammer marks by the wedge. Rammer and lever retain traces of case colors. Cylinder retains traces of original blue and about 90% stagecoach holdup scene and four of the five safety pins are prominent. Frame and hammer retain 50-60% faded case colors and the grip frame about 80% original silver plate. Grips are sound and retain about 85% bright varnish. Mechanics are crisp, the bore is sharp and bright with very fine pitting about 1-1/2” from the forcing cone. 4-53129 JR567 (1,000-2,000)

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600

COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 143680. Nickel finish, 8” rnd bbl with New York address, 3-screw frame, cut for shoulder stock with flat head hammer screw. It has 1-pc walnut grips with visible cartouche on each side and inspector initials on the various parts. The nickel-plating, while probably not original, certainly is old and is of the period of the revolver, possibly made up for a special unit of guards or Indian police, etc. CONDITION: As noted, very good. All matching including the wedge. Overall retains about 80% strong bright nickel with the flaked areas turned to dark patina. Cylinder retains 30-40% original naval engagement scene, mechanics are fine, and three of the safety pins are still prominent. Grips are sharp with slightly worn edges and their visible cartouches and retain a fine hand polish. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with light pitting. 4-53053 JR623 (1,500-2,500)

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601

SCARCE COLT MODEL 61 NAVY CONVERSION REVOLVER. Cal. 38 CF. SN 21834. Usual configuration with 7-1/2” rnd bbl, German silver blade front sight with 1-pc walnut grips. Typical Richards-Mason style conversion. The conversion plate attached to the recoil shield is stamped “1” with a corresponding number at the top of the back strap and at the chamber end of the bbl. The cylinder has been renumbered to match and bears two numbers, “554” and “834”. There is a “00” stamp below the serial number on the back strap. CONDITION: Fine. All matching except the wedge, which is properly unnumbered. Bbl retains 20-30% bright blue in sheltered areas with the balance a dark brown patina. Frame is mostly a dark blue-gray patina with traces of case colors on the hammer. Grip frame is a medium mustard patina. Grips are sound with some minor chips by the left toe and some hammer marks on the bottom, otherwise they retain 80-85% strong original varnish. Crisp mechanics with a bright shiny bore with scattered light pitting. 4-53080 JR600 (1,500-2,500)

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602

COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY RICHARDS CONVERSION REVOLVER. Cal. 44 CF. SN 4225. Standard variation with 8” rnd bbl and 1-pc walnut grips. The left side of the frame has the “1871” and “1873” patent dates with no US or inspector’s initials. CONDITION: Good to very good. All matching except the wedge, which is unnumbered. No original finish remains, good sharp bbl address, overall being mostly a blue-gray patina with silver colored back strap. Cylinder retains 50-60% naval engagement scene and it retains a light yellow patina on the trigger guard. Grips have a chipped toe with a hairline on the right side and show heavy wear with traces of original varnish. Mechanics are fine; strong bore with some shine and fine pitting. 4-53051 JR622 (1,250-2,250)

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603

COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET MODEL REVOLVER. Cal. 31. SN 148083. Usual configuration with 4” oct bbl, 2-line New York address, 5-shot cylinder with silver plated brass trigger guard and backstrap and 1-pc walnut grips. CONDITION: Very good. All matching except the loading lever which is numbered “5606”. Bbl retains traces of original blue with the balance a medium blue-brown patina. Cylinder is a dull gray finish and retains 50-60% original stagecoach holdup scene. Frame retains traces of case colors in sheltered areas being mostly a medium gray patina. Trigger guard and back strap retain 75-80% strong original silver plating and the grips with a chipped right toe and heel, retain 75-80% original varnish. One frame pin is missing; mechanics are fine, strong bore with light pitting. 4-53102 JR578 (500-1,000)

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604

ROGERS & SPENCER PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 1764. Usual configuration with 7-1/2” oct bbl, silver cone front sight with grooved receiver top rear sight. It has case colored rammer and lever with flared butt, 2-pc walnut grips that have a fine sharp cartouche on the left side. The revolver also has small inspector’s initials on the various parts. The right forward flat of the frame is stamped “D.B. Wylie”. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Bbl retains about 98% strong bright original blue with a wrench mark near the frame. Rammer and lever retain faded case hardening with traces of color being mostly a medium gray patina. Frame and cylinder retain 80-85% strong bright original blue with a few light scratches and heavy flaking on the top strap and cylinder. Grip frame is a silver-brown patina. Left grip has a chipped toe, otherwise they have light nicks and scratches and retain most of their original finish. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore with fine pitting. 4-52002 JR686 (1,500-2,500)

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605

RARE EARLY COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 61. Extremely rare Colt (only 55 made in this configuration according to The Book of Colt Firearms by Wilson, p. 163) with 7-1/2” rnd bbl, Hartford address, rebated round cylinder and 1-pc walnut Navy size grip with brass trigger guard and brass back strap. The cut out in the right recoil shield does not have a capping channel. CONDITION: Fair. All matching including the wedge. Cylinder, however, has been cleaned and no number is visible. No original finish remains, the entire metal surface, having been cleaned and in some cases, filed. Front sight has been filed down to a small post. Grips have the serial number in the back strap channel; they are missing a sliver at the right heel with a chipped right toe and retain about 80% original varnish. Trigger guard and backstrap are a medium mustard patina with traces of original silver-plating. Trigger return spring is broken and the cylinder lock bolt is not functioning. Hammer notches are fine and will function when pressure is applied forward on the trigger. Strong bore with heavy pitting. 4-53056 JR624 (2,500-4,000)

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COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 32997. Usual configuration with 8” rnd bbl, rebated cylinder and 1-pc walnut grips. It has the 4-screw frame cut for shoulder stock with extended screws. There are small inspector’s marks on the various parts with an “O” below the serial number on the trigger guard. CONDITION: About good. All matching except the wedge, which is unnumbered. No original finish remains being a medium to dark gray-brown patina with spots of rust on the bbl and very fine light surface erosion elsewhere. Cylinder retains traces of original scene and all six of the safety pins are still prominent. Crisp mechanics, fine grips with chipped toes and light nicks and scratches with a fine hand rubbed polish. Strong bore with moderate pitting. 4-53131 JR565 (750-1,250)

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607

COLT MODEL 51 NAVY REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 110691. Usual configuration with 7-1/2” oct bbl, brass bead front sight and 1-pc walnut grips. CONDITION: About good. All matching including the wedge. No original finish remains, being a mottled silver-brown patina overall with light to moderate rust pitting. No cylinder scene remains, however 5 of the 6 safety pins are intact. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with light to moderate pitting. Would make a fine shooter. 4-53089 JR590 (600-1,000)

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608

HANDMADE PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 28. SN: none. 4-1/8″ octagonal bbl. Marked “A. Lupus” on the left side of the bbl. Shaped much like a Colt revolver with a brass frame. The cylinder stops are round. Lupus’ only listing was in the 1867 New Hampshire Gazetteer in Dover, New Hampshire. CONDITION: Brown patina with light surface rust on iron parts, dark patina on the brass parts. Wood is chipped at the bottom with dents and scratches overall. Mechanically good. 4-53024 FS239 (400-600)

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609

WHITNEY NAVY REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN: L3746. 7-5/8″ octagonal bbl, marked “E. WHITNEY / N. HAVEN” on the top flat of the bbl. CONDITION: 40% blue on bbl and faint traces of casehardening color on the lever. Rest of the gun is lightly pitted and only faint hints of the cylinder scene remain. Grips are worn at the base but retain about 80% of their varnish. Action is fine. 4-53022 FS259 (600-1,000)

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610

REMINGTON MODEL 1858 ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 31636. Standard New Model Army configuration with 8” oct bbl, dovetail cone silver front sight with brass trigger guard and 2-pc walnut grips that have a partial cartouche on the left side. The various parts have small inspector’s initials. The bbl has “1858” patent dates but does not have the “New Model” designation. CONDITION: Good. No original finish remains being a mottled dark brown patina overall with light rust pitting and a band of heavier pitting on the frame. Grips are fine showing moderate to heavy wear with the partially visible cartouche and a tiny “S” inspector mark. Mechanics are fine; strong bore with light to moderate pitting. 4-52004 JR723 (750-1,250)

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611

LOT OF STARR DA ARMY REVOLVER AND MOLD. Cal. 44. SN 8330. Fine martially marked revolver with 6” rnd bbl, fixed sights, unfluted cylinder with 1-pc walnut grip that has crisp cartouches on each side. There are small inspector’s initials on the various parts. Also included is a brass single cavity original conical bullet mold with iron sprue cutter and wood handle with brass ferrule. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Revolver retains 90-92% glossy bright original blue with the loss areas flaked to light patina. Rammer and lever retain most of their original dark case colors, bright in sheltered areas. Hammer retains virtually of its bright case colors. Cylinder retains about 95% bright original blue with one white spot and some light surface etching. Grips are crisp with fine cartouches and it has gray front and back straps. Mechanics are crisp. Brilliant shiny bore, probably unfired. Mold is equally new. 4-52979, 4-52980 JR707 (3,500-5,000)

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612

SAVAGE NAVY REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 12589. 7” octagonal bbl. Standard three line marking on top of the frame. Many of these were used in the Civil War, but this one has no inspector marks. CONDITION: Faint traces of blue on the loading lever housing, otherwise gray/brown patina overall. Grips are battered at the base and worn at the high spots but retain about half of the original varnish. Front sight is a replacement. All of the nipples are chipped. Mechanically good. 4-52006 FS72 (800-1,500)

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613

SMITH & WESSON NO. 2 ARMY SPUR TRIGGER REVOLVER. Cal. 32 RF Long. SN 13682. Blue finish with 6” keyhole oct bbl, German silver half moon front sight and 2-pc rosewood grips. CONDITION: Fine. All matching including the grips. Bbl retains 25-30% original blue in the sheltered areas with the balance a blue-brown patina with good edges. Frame retains 30-40% thin original blue with the grip frame and the flaked and worn areas a light blue-gray patina. Tip of the hammer spur is broken. Grips are sound and retain about 60% varnish on the left side and 80% varnish on the right side. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with a few spots of moderate pitting. 4-52003 JR722 (500-800)

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614

SPECTACULAR AND RARE ENGRAVED DELUXE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 25-35. SN 139319. Extraordinarily rare take-down short rifle with 18″ oct to rnd bbl, Lyman ivory bead front sight, 6-A 2-leaf folding bbl sight and Lyman loop tang sight. The bbl has full matted top and it has a 3/4 magazine. The wood is very highly figured center crotch cut American walnut with “D” carving of oak leaves and acorns with full checkered patterns. It has a capped pistol grip stock and a smooth steel shotgun buttplate. The receiver is beautifully engraved in style “4” patterns nearly identical to the engraving on serial number 64772 pictured on page 259 and serial number 384777 pictured on page 257 of Winchester Engraving” by R.L. Wilson. The engraving on number 384777 is attributed to Nimschke while it appears that the engraving on our rifle is in Ulrich arabesque patterns. The engraving consists of a large scene on the left side depicting a hunter behind a tree apparently having shot two large bull elk and the right side of walking grizzly bear. The entirety of both sides of the receiver is covered with engraving patterns, which are also found over the top of the receiver, back of the hammer, top tang, takedown ring, floor plate, three places on the lever, forend cap and heel of the buttplate. Light engraving patterns also extend about an 1-1/2″ over the chamber area of the bbl. This beautiful rifle also has the rare and distinctive feature of gold wire inlay on the forend cap, chamber end of the bbl, takedown ring, rear edge of the receiver and heel of the buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter fully identifying this rifle with $24.00 engraving and indicating shipment on December 13, 1902. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl retains 96-97% strong bright original blue and the magazine tube about 98%. Receiver, takedown ring and forend cap retain most of their original bright factory blue with a small wear spot on the right side of the forward edge of the receiver. Lever and hammer retain most of their bright original case colors. Wood is sound with light handling and storage nicks and retains most of its original piano varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-52445 JR739 (50,000-100,000)

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615

*EXTREMELY RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 55 DELUXE ENGRAVED LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 30 WCF. SN 1817. A most rare modern Winchester with 24-1/4” tapered rnd bbl, pedestal front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. It has very highly figured center crotch cut American walnut stock and forearm that are beautifully carved in style “B” which includes foliate and arabesque patterns with stippled background. It has capped pistol grip stock and serrated steel buttplate. The receiver is factory engraved in No. 2 pattern depicting two deer on the left side and a moose on the right side, surrounded by arabesque patterns. The engraving extends over the chamber on the bbl, top of the bolt and behind the hammer on the tang. This rifle is pictured in R.L. Wilson’s Winchester Engraving, Second Edition, page 290, a full page color spread showing both sides. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Metal retains 96-97% strong bright original blue with minor muzzle and sharp edge wear and slight fading on the bottom of the receiver with some flaking on the floor plate. Wood is sound and retains most of its original factory oil finish with some very minor light handling and use marks. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-52446 JR240 (30,000-50,000)

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616

*SPECTACULAR ENGRAVED TAKEDOWN DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 32 WS. SN 309409. Spectacular rifle with 26″ oct to rnd bbl, 1/2 magazine, ivory bead Lyman hunting front sight, flat top rear sight and Lyman loop tang sight with large disc. It is fitted with close couple double-set triggers and has extremely fine beautifully grained walnut stock and forearm with “E” carving, capped pistol grip and hard rubber buttplate. The receiver is No. 5 engraved which consists of a large oval vignette on the left side with two running caribou in a woodland scene and two standing antelope in a prairie scene on the right side surrounded by maple leaf and vine motif. The engraving extends over the top and bottom of the receiver and on the top tang with some small flourishes on the takedown ring and the three top flats of the bbl over the chamber. There is a platinum line at the chamber end of the bbl. It is fitted with sling eyes in the stock and forend cap. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter fully identifying this rifle with all features as found. The letter also states “fancy catalogue / sited at 100 yards / mark bbl and sights” and indicates it was shipped March 13, 1908. The sling eyes are not mentioned but it is apparent that they are original to this rifle. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain 96-97% strong bright original blue. Receiver and takedown ring retain about 95% dull original blue, thin on the bottom. Lever retains traces of case colors in the sheltered areas with the balance turned silver. Hammer retains most of its dark original case colors. Wood is sound with the checkering showing light wear and a few scattered handling and use marks and retains most of its original oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-52457 JR743 (20,000-35,000)

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617

*VERY RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION MUSKET. Cal. 30 WCF. SN 503008. Usual configuration with 30” rnd bbl, full-length magazine with square base front sight/bayonet lug and a carbine ladder rear sight graduated to 2,000 yards. It has a full-length forearm with three bbl bands and a sling swivel integral with the middle band and a corresponding sling swivel in the buttstock. It has straight stock with smooth carbine/musket buttplate. Accompanied by an original Winchester socket bayonet without scabbard. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl retains 95-97% strong bright original blue with wear only at the muzzle from the bayonet. Receiver retains about 95% strong bright original blue with some very minor flaking on both sides. Lever and hammer retain most of their original case colors, mostly brilliant, but faded on the outside edge of the lever. Buttplate retains 30-40% case colors with the balance turned silver. Wood is sound with very minor handling and storage marks and retains most of its original oil finish. Bayonet is fine with a few minor nicks and scattered spots of pinpoint rust, otherwise is bright. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-52464 JR252 (10,000-15,000)

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618

*RARE SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL ’94 CARBINE. Cal. 30 WCF (30-30). SN 897060. Very unusual and rare deluxe carbine with 20” rnd bbl, square base ivory bead front sight, button magazine, no provision for a rear seat and a locking Lyman tang sight. It has dark 3 to 4X American walnut wood with “H” style checkering and capped pistol grip stock with Winchester embossed shotgun hard rubber buttplate, which appears to be a replacement. The receiver is engraved in style “10” with a vignette of a standing elk on the left side instead of the usual deer with wide plain border around the vignette and flourishes of arabesque patterns with punch dot background in front and back. It has a straight line and wavelet border around the outer edges. The right side has flourishes of arabesque patterns in front and back of the loading gate opening with matching border. The top of the receiver and top tang, as well as the area around the serial number on the bottom have light flourishes. The proof mark on the frame is offset to accommodate the engraving. The current length of pull is about 13-1/4”. When the buttplate is removed, there is a series of small holes up the centerline and a plugged hole near the top. It appears that the stock may have had a recoil pad at one time which was subsequently removed and this modified hard rubber buttplate installed. Accompanied by a letter dated August 16, 1994, from the individual who sold it to Mr. Owens describing this carbine in great detail. CONDITION: As noted, very fine. Bbl retains 95-96% original bright blue with slight muzzle wear and a small scrape over the chamber area. Receiver retains about 90% original blue with a few light scratches and some thinning on the bottom and top. Lever retains 30-40% flaked blue with the balance light patina and the hammer 85-90% bright blue. Wood is sound with the buttstock having light touchup on both sides by the buttplate. Shows moderate wear with a gouge on the left comb and other light handling and use marks with a small gouge on the forearm, otherwise retains generous amounts of original oil finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-52557 JR303 (10,000-20,000)

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*WINCHESTER DELUXE TAKEDOWN MODEL 1894 RIFLE. Cal. 38-55. SN 880334. Beautiful deluxe rifle with 26” oct bbl, half magazine, takedown with ivory bead Lyman front sight, slot blank in the rear seat and a locking Lyman tang sight with large disk. It has very nicely grained 2X wood with “H” style checkering, capped pistol grip stock with crescent buttplate. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine with the bbl and magazine tube retaining 98-99% strong bright original blue, having a slightly thinned spot near the rear sight seat. Receiver retains 97-99% strong bright original blue with a few very minor nicks and scratches. Forend cap and takedown ring have a few spots of flaking, otherwise retain most of their original blue with the balance a light patina. Lever, hammer and buttplate retain most of their original blue, the wood is sound with a few minor chips in the varnish of the buttstock and one small gouge area, otherwise retains virtually all of its original bright piano finish varnish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-52463 JR251 (6,000-10,000)

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620

*RARE DELUXE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 32-40. SN 136647. Beautiful deluxe rifle with 26” oct bbl, Lyman ivory bead front sight and 3-leaf platinum line express rear sight, the middle leaf is broken. It is fitted with close-coupled bbl set triggers. It has very beautiful shell grain American walnut wood with “H” style checkered forearm and capped pistol grip stock with crescent buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle and indicating it was shipped January 31, 1902. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain most of their original factory blue with only faint muzzle and sharp edge wear and a small cleaned spot at the end of the magazine tube. Lever, hammer and buttplate retain most of their brilliant original case colors, faded on the outside edge of the lever and dark on the hammer. Buttplate is stunning. Wood is sound with a series of small scrapes down the right side of the buttstock, otherwise both forearm and stock retain most of their bright factory piano finish varnish. Crisp mechanics, brilliant shiny bore. This rifle is nearly new having seen very little service. 4-52462 JR250 (8,000-15,000)

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621

EARLY ANTIQUE WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 38-55. SN 11020. Standard grade rifle with 26” oct bbl, full magazine, half-nickel front sight with screw and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Uncheckered wood with straight stock and crescent buttplate. Accompanied by Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle as having been shipped December 10, 1895. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Bbl and magazine tube retain 98-99% strong bright original blue with one or two tiny spots. Receiver retains 96-98% strong bright original blue with extremely fine sharp edge wear and a small scratched spot on the left rear side of the receiver. Lever and, hammer retain most of their brilliant case colors faded on the outside of the lever. Buttplate retains most of its original case colors faded and turning silver. Wood is sound and retains virtually all of its brilliant varnish with only one or two very minor storage marks. Mechanics fine, brilliant shiny bore. 4-52423 JR225 (4,000-7,000)

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622

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal 32 WS SN 216183 Standard grade rifle with 26” oct bbl, full magazine, ivory bead Beach’s front sight, smokeless rear sight and Lyman tang sight. It has about 3X “fancy” wood with crescent buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle with “Fancy Stock” and indicating shipment on June 21, 1904 to Order #233535. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain 97-98% strong bright original blue and the receiver 95-96% strong original blue with light edge wear and thinning on bottom. Lever retains 60-70% brilliant case colors with the balance turned silver. Hammer retains most of its original dark case colors and buttplate about 60% fading case colors. Wood is sound with a few very light handling and storage marks and retains most of its brilliant piano finish varnish. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. 4-52415 JR212 (3,000-5,000)

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623

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 SPECIAL ORDER TAKE DOWN RIFLE. Cal. 30 WCF SN 507121 Fine lightweight rifle with 22” tapered round lightweight bbl, ivory bead Lyman pedestal front sight and three-leaf express rear sight. It has two-thirds magazine and nicely figured uncheckered wood with straight stock and Winchester logo hard rubber shotgun buttplate. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Metal retains 95-96% strong, bright original blue with only light sharp edge wear and some flaking on the forend cap. Lever retains 85-90% original case colors, strong and bright in the sheltered areas. Hammer retains most of its original dark case colors. Wood is sound and retains most of its original bright piano finish varnish with light handling and use marks and small bruise on the stock. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. 4-52419 JR215 (2,500-4,000)

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624

*WINCHESTER MODEL 94 SPECIAL ORDER SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 32-40. SN 525946. Special order carbine with 20” rnd bbl, button magazine, German silver, square base front sight and carbine ladder rear sight with stud and ring in the left side of the receiver. It has gum wood stocks with straight grip and carbine buttplate. There are British Provisional proofs on the bbl, receiver and bolt. CONDITION: Bbl retains about 99% strong bright original blue with some flaking on the bbl band. Receiver retains 97-98% strong bright original blue with a few scratches and light nicks, mostly on the right side. Lever retains most of its original case colors, bright in the sheltered areas, faded elsewhere. Hammer retains about all of its dark case colors and the buttplate most of its bright blue with light surface rust. Wood is sound with a couple of bruises on the wrist, some light scratches and a long crease on the left side, otherwise it retains most of its original factory finish. Crisp mechanics, brilliant shiny bore. 4-52887 JR388 (3,750-5,000)

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625

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 SEMI-DELUXE SPECIAL ORDER LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 25-35. SN 234586. Fine special order rifle with 26” oct to rnd bbl, Lyman ivory bead combination front sight and 3-leaf express rear sight. It has button magazine, “I” style checkering, nicely grained American walnut wood with capped pistol gripped stock and crescent buttplate. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl retains most of a professionally restored finish and the receiver about 85% strong original finish, flaked to gray and thin toward the front edges. Lever retains about 20% case colors with the balance turned silver and the hammer about 95% dark colors. Buttplate retains 75-80% faded case colors. Forearm shows heavy wear and retains most of a professionally restored finish. Butt stock shows moderate wear and retains most of its original bright factory varnish. Good mechanics, strong bright bore, slightly frosty in the grooves. 4-52871 JR373 (1,000-2,000)

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626

SCARCE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION CARBINE. Cal. 30 WCF. SN 119244. Scarce, unusual carbine with 20” rnd bbl, 3/4 magazine, square base front sight with Sheard blade, Lyman 6A folding leaf rear sight and Lyman tang sight. It has nicely figured American walnut wood, “I” style checkering with capped pistol grip stock and crescent rifle buttplate. There is no stud and ring in the left side of the receiver. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this carbine as it is and indicating shipment September 3, 1901. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain about 95% strong original blue and the receiver about 70% thinning original blue. Wood is sound, showing moderate to heavy wear with usual light handling and use nicks and scratches, slightly mismatched colors with the buttstock retaining about 90% original varnish and the forearm about 70-75%. Lever and hammer retain 50-60% thin case colors. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore, dark in the grooves. 4-52512 JR268 (2,000-3,500)

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627

*SAN FRANCISCO POLICE DEPT. WINCHESTER MODEL 94 EASTERN CARBINE. Cal. 30 WCF (30-30). SN 1082403. Standard grade carbine with 20” bbl, full magazine, square base front sight and carbine ladder rear sight. The wood is straight grain American walnut with some nice figure in the buttstock. It has straight stock and carbine buttplate. The top of the bbl, over the chamber area, is marked “S.F.P.D.” CONDITION: Exceptionally fine, as new. Retains most all of its bright original factory finish to both metal and wood. It has slight rub on the front bbl band; a couple of small scratches on the receiver and very fine handling and storage marks on the wood. Lever has a flaked area. Crisp mechanics, brilliant shiny bore. 4-52913 JR409 (1,000-2,000)

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628

*WINCHESTER MODEL 94 SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 30 WCF (30-30). SN 970397. Standard carbine with 20” bbl, full magazine, square base front sight and carbine ladder rear sight. It has a stud and ring in the left side of the receiver and the ring has been wrapped with yarn. The wood is very nicely figured straight grain American walnut, straight stock and carbine buttplate. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain 98-99% bright original blue. Receiver retains about 95% bright original blue with fine light edge wear, a couple spots of flaking, a scratch and slight wear from the saddle ring. Lever and hammer retain most of their original blue. Wood is sound with very minor light storage & handling marks and retains most of its original factory finish. Crisp mechanics, brilliant shiny bore. 4-52885 JR387 (2,000-3,000)

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629

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 25-35. SN 594153. Standard carbine with 20” bbl, full magazine, square base front sight, 3-leaf express rear sight. The receiver has a stud and ring in the left side. It has straight grain wood with straight stock and carbine buttplate. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain 96-98% strong bright original blue. Receiver retains 95-96% strong bright original blue with light edge wear and slight thinning on the bottom with a light mark from the saddle ring. Lever and hammer retain most of their original blue and the buttplate about 75%. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore, frosty in the grooves. 4-52558 JR304 (1,000-1,500)

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630

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 32 WS. SN 437546. Special order carbine with 20” rnd bbl, square base front sight, Lyman 6A rear sight and a Lyman 21 receiver sight. It has 2/3 magazine with sling eyes and is fitted with straight grain wood that appears to be gum wood. It has a straight grip and carbine buttplate. There is a stud and ring in the left side of the receiver, which is unusual as they are normally not installed with this receiver sight. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain 95-96% strong bright original blue. Receiver retains 88-90% original blue, thin and turning plum on the bottom. Lever and hammer retain faded case colors. Stock has a crack in the right wrist, otherwise is sound with some light flaking to the finish and light nicks and scratches with a couple of bruises and heavier scratches on the forearm. Good mechanics, strong dark bore. 4-52559 JR305 (750-1,250)

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631

*WINCHESTER PRE-64 MODEL 94 CARBINE. Cal. 30-30. SN 2589495. Standard late carbine with short wood forearm, 20” bbl, full magazine, ramp front sight with hood and semi-buckhorn rear sight. It has uncheckered straight stock and forearm with checkered flat steel buttplate. Accompanied by its original red & yellow hang tag and kraft colored 2-pc cardboard box with red graphics. The box contains an original instruction pamphlet and the warranty card. CONDITION: Extremely fine, as new, probably unfired. Retains virtually all of its original factory finish with one or two light nicks and scratches on the wood. Crisp mechanics, bright shiny bore. Box is slightly soiled with fuzzed corner. 4-52742 JR479 (500-800)

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632

*WINCHESTER PRE-64 MODEL 94 CARBINE. Cal. 30 WCF (30-30). SN 1353177. Standard eastern carbine with 20” bbl, full magazine, ramp front sight with hood, slot blank in the rear seat, and a reproduction Lyman tang sight. The wood is uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock and serrated steel buttplate. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, as new. Retains virtually all of its original factory finish to both metal and wood with very minor nicks and scratches and slight thinning on the bottom of the receiver with a spot or two of light surface rust. Crisp mechanics, brilliant shiny bore. 4-52867 JR369 (400-700)

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633

*WINCHESTER MODEL 64 CARBINE. Cal. 30 WCF (30-30). SN 1094638. Deluxe carbine with 20” tapered rnd bbl, 2/3 magazine, ramp front sight with hood and semi-buckhorn rear sight. The wood is checkered straight grain American walnut with semi-beavertail forearm and capped pistol grip stock with checkered steel buttplate. The forend cap has integral swivel base with a corresponding base in the butt stock and the receiver is drilled and tapped for a receiver sight. CONDITION: Bbl retains about 95% strong bright original blue with a few very light scratches. Magazine tube is a dull original blue and the forend cap about 90% bright original blue. Receiver retains about 92% original blue, thin on the bottom and top with a few light scratches. Wood is sound with light nicks and scratches and retains 93-95% bright original varnish. Lever and hammer retain 93-95% blue. Fine mechanics, brilliant shiny bore. 4-52879 JR386 (1,000-1,500)

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634

*WINCHESTER MODEL 64 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 30-30. SN 1849052. Deluxe rifle with 24-1/4” tapered rnd bbl, 1/2 magazine, ramp front sight with hood and semi-buckhorn rear sight. The wood is checkered, nicely figured American walnut with semi-beavertail forearm and capped pistol grip stock with checkered steel buttplate. The forend cap has an integral sling swivel base with corresponding base in the buttstock. The receiver is factory drilled and tapped for receiver sight. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain 97-99% strong bright original blue. Receiver, lever and hammer retain about 98% strong bright original blue. Wood is sound with a few scattered handling and storage nicks and scratches and a flaked spot on the forearm and a small spot of fill near the grip cap, otherwise retains most of its bright original varnish finish. Crisp mechanics, brilliant shiny bore. 4-52881 JR379 (1,000-1,500)

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635

*WINCHESTER MODEL 64 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 30 WCF (30-30). SN 1597912. Standard grade rifle with 24-1/4” tapered rnd bbl, 1/2 magazine, ramp front sight with replacement hood that is too short and a semi-buckhorn rear sight. The wood is uncheckered straight grain American walnut with a semi-beavertail forearm and pistol grip stock and checkered steel buttplate. The receiver is factory drilled and tapped for receiver sight. CONDITION: Bbl and magazine tube retain 96-97% strong bright original blue. Receiver 93-95% original blue and the lever and hammer about 98%. Wood is sound with a ding in the toe of the buttplate and a corresponding small chip in the stock. It has light handling and use marks with a rub on the forearm, otherwise retains most of its original varnish finish. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. 4-52880 JR378 (600-1,000)

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636

EXTREMELY RARE PRESENTATION REMINGTON CANE GUN. Cal. 32 RF. SN: 92. 29-3/8” rnd bbl. There are two silver bands around the gutta percha on the action. The top is engraved in floral patterns. The bottom is marked in script “Rev. R. T. Middleditch D.D. from M. Franklin Bristead. / 1866 / Thy Staff and Protector”. Large dog head handle. CONDITION: Gutta percha has faded to an olive color but shows little wear. Small corroded spot below the bottom presentation ring. 4-53109 FS97 (4,000-8,000)

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637

REMINGTON CANE GUN. Cal. 32 RF. 27” rnd bbl with no markings or numbers on the gutta percha shaft. CONDITION: Fine overall. Some scratch or file marks at the joint. Gutta percha has started to turn to an olive color but still has some black remaining. Mechanically needs work. 4-53110 FS98 (4,000-6,000)

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638

RARE SMALL SIZE REMINGTON CANE GUN. Cal. 22. 27-1/4” rnd bbl with no markings or numbers. CONDITION: One small chip on the upper portion of the shaft at the joint. Small crack on the opposite side of the shaft that has been repaired with a small fill. Metal tip is battered with light pitting. Mechanically good. 4-53112 FS99 (3,000-5,000)

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639

VERY RARE PERCUSSION BALL AND CLAW REMINGTON CANE GUN. Cal. 32. SN: 112. 28-1/2” rnd bbl, marked on the tip “J.F. THOMAS / PATENT FEB’Y 9 1858 / REMINGTON & SONS / ILION. N.Y.” The band around the top of the action is brass instead of German silver. CONDITION: Gutta percha is generally fine but is starting to turn olive. Threads are stripped on the top and the ball and claw portion is loose. 4-53116 FS105 (4,000-7,500)

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640

RARE RIGHT ANGLE REMINGTON CANE GUN. Cal. 32 RF. 27-3/4” bbl, marked “REMINGTON / ILION.N.Y. / PAT. FEB’Y 9 1858” above the joint. There is an extra German silver band above this marking and an iron-sighting band just above the steel tip. CONDITION: Fine overall. Bruised area about mid-way on the shaft. Light pitting on the tip. Small area of repair above the lower band on the action. 4-53113 FS100 (4,000-6,000)

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641

REMINGTON CANE GUN. Cal. 32. SN: 890. 27-3/8” rnd bbl, marked “REMINGTON / ILION.N.Y. / PAT. FEB’Y 9 1858” above the joint but the marking is very faint. The regular cane handle is very scarce. CONDITION: Fine overall. Tiny chips at the retaining pin on the handle and minor scratches elsewhere. 4-53111 FS101 (3,000-5,000)

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642

REMINGTON CANE GUN. Cal. 32. SN: 306. 29-7/8” rnd bbl, marked on the tip “J.F. THOMAS / PATENT FEB’Y 9 1858 / REMINGTON & SONS / ILION. N.Y.” The action is covered with a braized German silver tube. There is a front sight on an iron band above the tip. CONDITION: Gutta percha has started to turn olive and is lightly pitted below the joint. 4-53118 FS104 (3,000-5,000)

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643

SCARCE SMALL SIZE REMINGTON CANE GUN. Cal. 22. SN: 1498. 29-3/8” rnd bbl, marked “REMINGTON / ILION.N.Y. / PAT. FEB’Y 9 1858” above the joint but the marking is very faint. CONDITION: Fine overall. Some of the casehardening is starting to turn. 4-53114 FS102 (3,500-5,500)

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644

SCARCE SMALL SIZE REMINGTON CANE GUN. Cal. 22. 29-1/8” rnd bbl, no markings or SN but does have a front sight. CONDITION: Shaft is fine. Handle has a 1” x 1/2” repair at the joint. 4-53117 FS103 (2,500-4,000)

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645

EXTREMELY RARE LAMBERT CANE GUN. Cal. 32. 32” rnd bbl, marked “LAMBERT’S / PATENT” on the left side of the action. These were reported to have been made by Ethan Allen but none has ever been found with his marking. The ivory top is pulled back and bent downwards to both cock the gun and serve as a handle for firing. The percussion nipple is under the hammer at the top and is similar in operation to Allen’s pepperboxes. CONDITION: Brass tip is a replacement. Wood cover for the bbl has short cracks but is still solid. Ivory handle has minor age cracks but they, too, are still solid. 4-53119 FS107 (3,000-5,000)

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646

REMINGTON CANE GUN. Cal. 32. 27-1/4” rnd bbl, no visible SN. The marking on the action is almost entirely gone. The tip is a copper replacement and the handle is an ivory ball. CONDITION: Extensive repair to the shaft gutta percha and that part has been repainted. Action portion is good. Ivory shows considerable natural cracking but is still solid. 4-53115 FS106 (2,500-3,500)

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647

VERY RARE MODEL 1874 WINCHESTER CARTRIDGE BOARD. Known as the rimfire board, in its original frame with the image size measuring 19″ wide x 17″ high, overall dimensions of 24-3/4″ x 22-3/4″. It contains 26 rimfire cartridges and one centerfire cartridge, the “New” 44-40. CONDITION: Cleaned a long time ago, with some of the image borders slightly faded and subsequently lacquered or varnished. Cartridges are all original and the backing paper appears to be original. Original frame is in about good condition with some of the gold inner border faded and chipped. A very rare cartridge board. 4-52717 JR746 (15,000-20,000)

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648

EXTREMELY RARE MODEL 1879 WINCHESTER CARTRIDGE BOARD. Winchester’s second cartridge board consists of a total of 76 cartridges, six paper patched bullets, three empty brass shot shell cases, three empty paper shot shell cases, an oval containing two types of center fire Winchester primers and another oval containing two types of Berdan central fire primers. The board is lithographed on white heavy cardboard with a red border and black lettering with the top marked “Government Contractors” and the bottom “Capacity of Works 2,000,000 Cartridges Daily” and has the lithographers name and address in the bottom right hand corner. The center of the board has the “H” trademark on each side of a print of the Winchester factory. The image size measures 29-1/4″ long x 23-1/4″ high. The overall dimensions of the original walnut frame are 34″ long x 28″ high. CONDITION: About fine. Cartridges and primers appear to be all intact with some oxidation and staining to the paper patched bullets and paper shot shells. Board is foxed and stained but all legends are crisp with the red border bright. Frame is very fine, slightly dark with a chip or two and minor worn corners. Original backing paper is missing. 4-52718 JR748 (10,000-15,000)

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649

EXTREMELY RARE MODEL 1886 WINCHESTER CARTRIDGE BOARD. This beautiful board with image size 38″ long x 26-3/4″ high in its original frame which measures 41-3/4″ long x 30-5/16″ high. It contains 119 cartridges, bullets and primer boxes. All are original except the No. 1 Berdan primer box which is an original item but a replacement on this board. The lithograph scenes depict two cowboys and a steer in the upper left, two hunters shooting a moose in the upper right and a bear hunter with dogs shooting bear in the lower center. All the cartridges appear to be original except the one primer can as previously noted. CONDITION: Board is dark and somewhat faded but completely intact with good images and colors that are somewhat faded. All the legends are sharp and legible. Backing is original with the “Compliments of Winchester” printing. Frame has a couple of chipped corners and some other light losses to the plaster, but is basically intact. All in all, a very rare and desirable board. 4-52716 JR747 (10,000-15,000)

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650

SCARCE WINCHESTER TANG SIGHT WITH BOX. Fine thick base mid-range tang sight with 3” blade and flat disk, complete with mount screw. It is graduated on the side from zero to 200 yards. An original leatherette covered wooden box with dark blue velvet lining accompanies it. The lid is stamped in gold, “WINCHESTER / VERNIER / AND / WIND GAUGE / SIGHTS”. CONDITION: Sight is extremely fine retaining most of its bright blue finish that may be an old restoration. Box is in poor condition with the lid separated and missing part of the covering from the back with broken wood. Top is missing a 3/4” x 1/2” hole with other smaller losses and crackling. Bottom is missing one end and part of the back. Velvet lining is slightly soiled, but fine. All of the other pieces that came with the set are missing. 4-52946 JR678 (500-1,000)

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651

LOT OF TWO WINCHESTER SOCKET BAYONETS. (1) Blued finish, 18-1/2” triangular blade with a 5/8”x 3” socket. CONDITION: Very fine. Retains about 90% dull blue. (2) Bright finish, 18-11/16” triangular shaped blade with 11/16” x 3” socket. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Most bright finish with a few speckles of light surface rust. 4-53173 JR526 (300-500)

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652

LOT OF THREE WINCHESTER LOADING TOOLS. (1) Model 1894 in caliber 38-55, complete with expander plug and a No. 48 brass powder scoop. Accompanied by its original cardboard box containing an instruction sheet, a Winchester target and a Winchester Gun Grease advertisement. CONDITION: Tool is extremely fine retaining most of its bright original factory finish. Papers are yellowed and soiled. Box has been repaired and the labels are basically intact, although soiled and chipped on the edges. (2) Model 1873 in caliber 44 WCF (44-40). Tool is complete with expander plug and it is accompanied by a Winchester nutcracker mold in the same caliber. Also accompanied by an instruction sheet and its original cardboard box with tan top label and partial end label. CONDITION: Tool is extremely fine retaining most of its original blue. Mold retains 75-80% thin blue, good handles. Box is intact with tape around the bottom half of the top. Label is yellowed and soiled and about half the end label is missing where tape was removed. (3) Model 1873 in caliber 38 WCF (38-40), missing the expander plug. Accompanied by its original box with top and end labels. CONDITION: Tool is very fine with some minor surface rust, otherwise retains most of its original blue. Box has been repaired in the top and bottom and an old repair has sewn it together. Labels are dark and soiled with small tear and minor damages but basically intact. 4-53018 JR689 (500-1,000)

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654

LOT OF FIVE MISCELLANEOUS WINCHESTER LOADING TOOLS AND MOLDS. (1) Model 1894 loading tool, Cal. 32 WS. CONDITION: Missing the expander plug, very fine plus. (2) Model 1894 loading tool, Cal. 32-40. CONDITION: Missing the expander plug, very good, light rust. (3) Model 1894 loading tool, Cal. 38-55. CONDITION: Missing the expander plug and handle, good to very good. (4) Mold, Cal. 38 WCF. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. (5) Mold, originally 32 WCF, converted to what appears to be a 38 Spcl. wad cutter. CONDITION: Fair. 4-53019 JR683 (300-500)

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655

RARE ORIGINAL WOODEN BOX OF WINCHESTER GUN GREASE. Salt cod type box, 11-3/4” long x 5” wide x 1-5/8” deep with sliding lid that has a label on top stating that it contains ten tubes of Winchester Gun Grease and that it was manufactured expressly for Winchester Repeating Arms Co. Inside is the original blue paper and seven early tubes of Winchester grease, each wrapped in a different colored paper. The box has an end label which also states there are ten tubes of grease. CONDITION: Part of one end of the box and part of the label have been torn away but are present and inside the box. None of the remaining tubes of grease appear to have been used and retain most of their original finish. Box and labels are oil soaked, but the labels are all legible with some light foxing. 4-52968 JR713 (500-1,000)

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656

SPRINGFIELD TROWEL BAYONET WITH HANDLE. No markings on bayonet or wooden plug handle. CONDITION: Fine to excellent with most of the blue on the socket and bright finish on the blade. Widely scattered specks of surface rust. Wooden plug handle has light handling marks. 4-53123 FS236 (250-350)

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657

LOT OF 4 MODEL 1858 SOCKET BAYONETS AND TWO SCABBARDS. One of the scabbards is for an Enfield bayonet. CONDITION: Light to moderate rust overall. Half the scabbard on one is missing. One lock ring is missing. 4-53163-3 FS285 (200-400)

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658

RARE WHALE BONE PRACTICE BAYONET. This socket bayonet for a Model 1816 musket has a metal socket and a 3″ stub with screw to hold the 17″ whalebone blade. A 1-5/8″ leather ball is wired to the tip for contact. The number “1 / 65 / 6” is at the front of the socket and “80” is at the rear. CONDITION: Excellent. 90% original brown on the socket. Whalebone has slight insect damage and some delimitation at the base. Lleather ball has flaked to, or was originally, buff. 4-53163 FS282 (500-1,000)

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659

LOT OF 3 BAYONETS AND ONE LOCK. Early style, one hand forged, one with bent socket – probably European. The percussion lock is excavated. CONDITION: Moderate pitting and rust overall. 4-53163-4 FS286 (200-400)

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660

LOT OF 5 EARLY SOCKET BAYONETS. All 1816 type with bridges, one of which is broken. CONDITION: Light to heavy rust overall. 4-53163-2 FS284 (250-500)

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661

LOT OF 6 SOCKET BAYONETS. 3 trap door, 1 Russian, 2 unknown. CONDITION: One trap door clean to white, one with half the blue, others rusty. 4-52789-1 FS283 (150-300)

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662

LOT OF 5 SOCKET BAYONETS. 1) 15″ marked “WG / US” Model 1812-type with bridge over the rear of the lug slot. Narrow fuller 6″ long. Moderate rust and pitting. 2) 14-7/8″ blade marked “JW”, no fuller. Hand forged with open joints on the socket. Number 611 at the rear of the socket, very wide lug slot. 3) 16-3/4″ marked “INUS / B”, 7″ fuller. 1808 type, has been cleaned bright. 4) 19-3/8″ cruciform Austrian bayonet, number 82. 5) Hand forged 13″ 1808-type, no fuller, rough forging marks overall. 4-53125 FS199 (250-500)

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663

NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE MILITIA CIVIL WAR EQUIPMENT. The cartridge box is marked “WATERTOWN / ARSENAL / 1864” on the inner flap. It has an original lead backed “NHSM” plate on the front flap. The sheath and frog for the bayonet are unmarked. The buckle has the same “NHSM” marking. The 18-1/2″ bayonet is marked “US / J”. CONDITION: Cartridge box is very good with light cracking and flaking on the edges and front flap. Belt shows considerable flaking and has a 9-1/2″ extension. Both plates are fine with a mellow to dark patina. 4-53122 FS227 (1,000-1,500)

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664

US CAVALRY CARBINE BOOT. Marked “ROCK ISLAND / ARSENAL” on one side. No inspector marks are visible. CONDITION: Straps are flaked but boot doesn’t show much wear. 4-53166 FS250 (200-300)

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665

PATENT MODEL FOR MAKING TARGET AND TOY “FLYERS”. Patent number is not given on the two remaining tags but it was received 28 August 1879 from G.W. Rathsam. This wooden model demonstrates the machinery for making flyers, the small propeller-shaped toys that were spun rapidly with a stick so they would fly into the air. The fifth claim describes the pieces formed “for targets, from clay, plaster – paris, or other compressible substance, and composed of a series of laterally and oblique or inclined wings.” Sometimes these were made of paper or celluloid to serve as toys rather than targets. This 11″ wide and 11-1/4″ high mahogany model comprises three levers, a 2-part die, and numerous stationary parts. A 4-1/4″ copper flyer is also attached, showing the shape that the compressed item would take. CONDITION: Excellent. One crack in the base at a front leg. Completely functional. 4-53120 FS281 (1,000-1,500)

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666

VERY RARE BOGARDUS TARGET BALL. Yellow basket weave pattern with “BOGARDUS’ GLASS BALL PATD APRL 10 1877.” around the center band. CONDITION: Excellent with slight chipping around the pouring lip. 4-53124-10 FS275 (1,200-1,600)

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667

LOT OF TWO GLASS BALLS. 1) Green 2-1/4″ diameter with no mold mark but what appears to be a ground joining mark around the center. The neck is also ground. 2) Irregular 2-7/8″ diameter – 2-3/8″ high white fruit-shaped, 2-pc mold vertical, ground neck. CONDITION: Both fine. 4-53124-14 FS280 (500-800)

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668

YELLOW-BROWN TARGET BALL. 3-pc mold with low belly band. The neck is ground. CONDITION: Slight flaw on bottom, but still solid. 4-53124-13 FS279 (1,000-1,500)

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669

YELLOW-BROWN TARGET BALL. 3-pc mold with large vertical sections and small horizontal. Large pouring lip. CONDITION: Fine. 4-53124-9 FS274 (800-1,200)

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670

RARE COBALT BLUE TARGET BALL. 3-pc mold with extra ring around the pouring lip. CONDITION: Fine. Small bubble at the bottom. 4-53124-11 FS277 (1,000-1,500)

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671

YELLOW-BROWN TARGET BALL. 3-pc mold with high belly band. Slightly heavy at the bottom. CONDITION: Fine. 4-53124-12 FS278 (1,000-1,500)

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672

RARE COBALT BLUE TARGET BALL. 3-pc mold, no design. CONDITION: Slight chipping around the pouring lip, otherwise excellent. 4-53124-8 FS273 (1,000-1,500)

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673

RARE COBALT BLUE TARGET BALL. Waffle pattern with no marking on the belly band. Complete pour with no chips on the pouring rim. CONDITION: Excellent. 4-53124-5 FS270 (1,500-2,000)

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674

RARE COBALT BLUE TARGET BALL. 2-pc mold, horizontal, no marks. CONDITION: Fine. Slight difference in color top to bottom. 4-53124-3 FS268 (1,000-1,500)

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675

VERY RARE BOGARDUS TARGET BALL. Yellow basketweave pattern with “BOGARDUS’ GLASS BALL PATD APRL 10 1877.” around the center band. CONDITION: Excellent with slight chipping around the pouring lip. 4-53124 FS276 (1,200-1,600)

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676

BLACK MOLDED CLAY TARGET BALL. 2-1/8″ diameter. CONDITION: Generally good with light pitting nearing the pouring tip. Slight unevenness. 4-53124-2 FS267 (500-800)

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677

LIGHT GREEN PERTH GLASS TARGET BALL. Basketweave pattern with “N B GLASS WORKS PERTH” twice around the central band. CONDITION: Excellent. 4-53124-1 FS266 (800-1,200)

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678

YELLOW TARGET BALL. 3-pc mold, the bottom half is one piece, the top is two. CONDITION: Neck slightly slumped on one side with some pooling on the bottom. 4-53124-4 FS269 (500-800)

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679

RARE COBALT BLUE TARGET BALL. 3-pc mold, no design. CONDITION: Slight chipping around the pouring lip, otherwise excellent. 4-53124-7 FS272 (1,000-1,500)

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680

BROWN TARGET BALL. Multiple part mold, probably three. Horizontal bands evenly spaced top to bottom with crosshairs on the bottom. The vertical mold marks do not extend clear to the bottom. Slight pull to the pouring neck. CONDITION: Excellent. 4-53124-6 FS271 (1,000-1,500)

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681

NIEDNER RIFLE BBL. Appears to be a bbl for a Model 94 in 30-30 cal. It is overall 22-1/8” long with sleeved ivory bead front sight and a safari type sling loop about the center. It is marked on the top toward the chamber end, “A.O. Niedner / Dowagiac Mich” and has the number “195” on the bottom. It apparently was for a short forend rifle as it has the cut in the position for the forend screw and for the button magazine cap. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Retains about 95% strong blue. Bright shiny bore. 4-52452 JR524 (200-400)

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682

*RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 DELUXE TRAPPER CARBINE. Cal. 44 WCF SN 948532 Rare carbine with 16” bbl. Full magazine, square base front sight and 3-leaf platinum-line express rear sight. The receiver has a staple in the left side, missing the ring. The wood is straight grain walnut with nicely checkered panels on the forearm and straight stock and has a smooth carbine buttplate. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain about 95% strong bright original blue. There is a notch on the bottom of the bbl about 1-1/2” from the muzzle where the forward magazine was. Someone moved the band to its current position ahead of the front sight. Receiver retains 94-95% strong original blue with fine edge wear and a few scattered pinpoints of rust and a scratch on the right side. Wood is sound with a small three-cornered ding and minor handling and use marks and a small bruise on the comb. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-52409 JR232 (7,500-15,000)

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683

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 TRAPPER CARBINE. Cal. 44 WCF. SN 237383. Rare trapper carbine with 14” bbl, full magazine, uncheckered wood, short forearm with straight stock and carbine buttplate. It has German silver front sight blade in a square base and carbine ladder rear sight with a staple and ring in the left side of the receiver. Accompanied by Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this carbine as having been shipped March 3, 1904 with four other Model 1892s to Order #16235. Also accompanies is an ATF letter dated December 22, 1997 exempting this carbine under the provisions of the National Firearms Act and declaring it a curio and relic. CONDITION: About good. Metal retains an even, dark brown patina with light rust pitting and a patch of crusty rust on the magazine tube. Receiver has a couple of replaced screws. Stock has crack at the left side of tang and a chip missing from right side and the forearm has a crack near the tip. Both show heavy wear with usual handling and use marks and a couple of gouges in the buttstock. Mechanics are fine, hammer spring is weak. Bore is strong with good shine and scattered pitting. 4-52407 JR206 (1,500-2,500)

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684

*RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 LEVER ACTION MUSKET. Cal. 25-20 SN 460620 Very rare musket, possibly one of a kind with 30” rnd bbl, modified square base front sight and musket ladder rear sight. There is a filled dovetail just below the rear band. It has full-length forearm and magazine tube with three bands. The magazine tube is a standard rifle type that has the cap notched in the bbl. It is fitted with close-couple dbl-set triggers. It has uncheckered wood with straight stock and carbine buttplate without trap. The stock, however, is cut for a trap. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain 90-95% dull original blue with wear and a small groove at the muzzle end and some chemical spotting on the end of the magazine tube. Receiver retains about 90% dull original blue with the lever a dark gray patina and hammer retaining most of its dark case colors. Wood is sound, showing moderate to heavy wear with light scratches, dings and gouges. Mechanics are fine, strong bore, dark in the grooves. 4-52418 JR214 (4,000-7,000)

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685

RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 LEVER ACTION MUSKET. Cal. 44 WCF SN 83353 Standard grade musket with 30” rnd bbl, square base front sight/ bayonet lug and musket ladder rear sight. Receiver has, what appears to be, a Siamese military proof mark over the chamber area. It has a full-length forearm and magazine tube with three bands and straight stock with carbine style buttplate with trap. The Siamese cartouche is stamped three times on the left side of the wrist and there are four Siamese characters on the right side of the buttstock. Accompanied by Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this musket as having been shipped November 19, 1897 with thirty other arms to Order #20509. CONDITION: Good. No original finish remains, the metal being a mottled silver-brown patina with some minor scattered light rust and evidence of old cleaning on receiver. Forearm has a hairline at the receiver, otherwise the wood is sound with a very dark oiled patina and usual handling, storage and use marks and dings. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with a ring toward the chamber end and scattered light pitting. 4-52417 JR213 (2,500-5,000)

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686

*RARE SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 25-20. SN 689059. Spectacular little rifle with 24-1/4” oct bbl, ivory bead hunting front sight, a modern Marbles folding leaf rear sight and a locking Lyman tang sight. It is fitted with close coupled dbl set triggers and has 2-3X checkered very nicely grained American walnut wood with capped pistol grip stock having a heavy Dutch cheek piece with nickeled brass Swiss buttplate. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl retains 96-97% strong bright original blue. Receiver retains about 95% original blue, strong on the sides and top, thin on the bottom. Lever retains 60-70% original blue and the hammer about 95%. Wood is sound and retains most of its original factory piano varnish finish with a scrape and small scratches on the forearm and a few small nicks on the buttstock. Crisp mechanics and brilliant shiny bore. 4-52537 JR282 (6,000-10,000)

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687

WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 DELUXE SHORT RIFLE. Cal. 38 WCF (38-40). SN 109259. Fine deluxe rifle with 22” rnd bbl, full magazine, gold washed Beach’s combination front sight, Lyman folding rear sight and a Lyman tang sight. The wood is 2 to 3X checkered American walnut, “H” style checkering with pistol grip stock and crescent buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle, as found, and indicating shipment August 21, 1900. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 92-94% original blue, thin over the chamber area. Magazine tube and forend cap retain 94-96% strong bright original blue. Receiver retains 85-90% thin original blue with striation lines down both sides. Wood is sound showing moderate wear with usual light to moderate handling and use nicks and scratches with a ding and several small bruises on the wrist and oil stain on the forearm. Otherwise the forearm retains about 60% original piano varnish finish and the butt stock 85-90%. Lever and hammer retain traces of bright case colors with the balance turned silver. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-52888 JR389 (3,500-7,000)

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688

*RARE SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 TAKE DOWN SHORT RIFLE. Cal. 32 WCF (32-20). SN 253393. Very rare 92 short rifle with 20” oct to rnd bbl, ivory bead hunting front sight, slot blank in the rear seat and a Lyman 21 receiver sight. It has half magazine and very beautifully figured 3-4X checkered American walnut wood with capped pistol grip stock and Winchester embossed hard rubber shotgun buttplate. Checkered in “H” style. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle including the Lyman sights and indicating shipment on June 17, 1904. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 95-97% strong original blue with slight muzzle and sharp edge wear. Receiver retains 75-80% original blue, turning plum on the bottom. Lever retains 30-40% faded case colors with the balance turned silver and the hammer about 90% bright colors. Wood is sound showing moderate wear with light nicks and scratches with the forearm retaining 75-80% original varnish, dull toward the back end. Buttstock retains about 95% strong bright original varnish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-52536 JR281 (5,000-8,000)

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689

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 992608. Standard carbine with 20” bbl, full magazine, square base front sight with carbine ladder rear sight. The left side of the receiver has a staple and ring. It has nicely figured walnut wood with straight stock and carbine buttplate. CONDITION: Extremely fine, as new, possibly unfired, retaining virtually all of its original factory finish to both metal and wood. Stock has a couple of minor storage nicks and the wood overall has the raised grain appearance. Nearly impossible to improve. 4-52460 JR247 (3,000-5,000)

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690

*RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 DELUXE SHORT RIFLE. Cal 44 WCF SN 659570 Very rare short rifle with 20” take down bbl, half magazine, ivory bead front sight, folding Lyman 6A rear sight and a Lyman #21 receiver sight. Wood is nicely figured straight grain walnut with “I” style checkered forearm and capped pistol grip stock with crescent buttplate with rare trap. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl and receiver retain 97-99% strong bright original factory blue. Take down ring and forend cap have flaked to about 50% blue with the balance light patina. Wood is sound with minor handling and storage marks and retains most of its strong bright original varnish. Mechanics crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-52414 JR211 (3,500-5,000)

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691

WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 38 WCF (38-40). SN 53892. Standard grade rifle with 24-1/4” oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. The wood is uncheckered, nicely figured, straight grain American walnut with straight stock and crescent buttplate. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl retains 95-96% strong bright original blue. Magazine tube and forend cap retain about 98% bright original blue. Receiver retains 95-96% strong bright original blue with light edge wear and a few light scratches on both sides of the receiver. Lever retains 60-70% bright case colors and the hammer 85-90%. Buttplate retains 50-60% faded case colors. Wood is sound with a streak in the finish of the butt stock, otherwise retains most of its original factory varnish with usual light handling & storage nicks & scratches and a few bruises on the comb. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-52878 JR384 (1,500-2,500)

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692

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 32 WCF (32-20). SN 635969. Standard grade rifle with 24-1/4” rnd bbl, full magazine, standard front sight with screw and semi-buckhorn rear sight. It has uncheckered straight grain American walnut wood with straight stock and crescent buttplate. CONDITION: Bbl and magazine tube retain 94-95% strong bright original blue with light muzzle wear and a nick or two. Receiver retains 75-80% original blue, brighter on the sides, thin on the top and bottom. There is evidence that the wood was sanded while still installed, as there are scratches at the front and back edges of the receiver. Stock has a chip by the top tang and a tiny chip at the toe, otherwise is sound and retains most of an amateur refinish. Hammer will not hold a full cock or safety notch, otherwise mechanics are fine. Bright shiny bore with a spot or two of light pitting. 4-52872 JR374 (750-1,250)

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693

*WINCHESTER MODEL 65 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 218 Bee SN 1004550 Standard grade rifle with 24-1/4” tapered rnd bbl, ramp front sight with hood, slot blank in the rear seat and a factory bolt peep sight. It has uncheckered wood with semi-beavertail forearm and pistol grip stock with checkered steel shotgun buttplate. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Metal retains 95-96% strong bright original blue with only minor muzzle and sharp edge wear and a couple scratches on the bbl and receiver. Wood is sound with minor handling and use marks, a couple of small gouges on the forearm and bruises on the stock but retains most of its original bright varnish. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. 4-52422 JR217 (2,000-3,000)

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694

*WINCHESTER MODEL 53 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 25-20. SN 770. Scarce solid frame model with 22” rnd bbl, Lyman brass bead front sight and flat top rear sight. It has uncheckered straight grain American walnut wood with straight stock and serrated steel buttplate. CONDITION: Very fine. Metal retains virtually all of its original bright factory finish with only a minor nick or two and a few scattered pinpoints of rust on the receiver. Wood is sound and retains most of a bright refinish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-52650 JR357 (800-1,500)

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695

*WINCHESTER MODEL 53 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 25-20 SN 4621 Standard grade rifle with 22” tapered rnd bbl, pedestal front sight, slot blank in the rear seat and a Lyman tang sight. It has button magazine and uncheckered wood with straight stock and serrated steel buttplate. CONDITION: Extremely fine retaining 97-99% strong bright original factory finish to both metal and wood with a couple small scratches and nicks on the receiver. Wood is sound with a few very minor storage and handling marks. Mechanics are fine. Bright, shiny bore. 4-52420 JR224 (1,500-2,500)

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696

*WINCHESTER MODEL 53 TAKE DOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 977597. Standard grade rifle with 22” rnd bbl, pedestal front sight, flat top rear sight and locking Lyman tang sight. It has 1/2 magazine with straight grain American walnut wood, straight stock with serrated steel buttplate. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl retains 94-95% strong original blue with light muzzle wear and a few spots of scattered light rust. Magazine tube retains most of its original factory blue. Forend cap and takedown ring have flaked to a gray patina. Receiver retains 30-40% original blue, strong and bright on the bottom, flaked and thin mixed with light patina on the sides and scattered light surface rust. Wood is sound with usual light nicks, dings and scratches and retains about 95% original varnish. Good mechanics with brilliant shiny bore. 4-52866 JR368 (1,000-2,000)

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697

*WINCHESTER MODEL 53 LEVER ACTION TAKE DOWN RIFLE. Cal. 32 WCF (32-20). SN 10350. Standard grade rifle with 22” rnd nickel/steel bbl, ivory bead pedestal front sight and flat top rear sight. It has 1/2 magazine and uncheckered wood with straight stock and serrated steel buttplate. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain 96-98% strong bright original blue. Forend cap has flaked to a dull patina and the takedown ring retains about 75% original blue with the balance flaked to patina. Receiver retains 15-20% original blue with the balance flaked and worn to a silver-brown patina. Lever and hammer retain about 90% original blue. Wood is sound with normal use and handling light scratches and marks. Small touchup spot on the wrist with some oil staining around the tang. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-52865 JR367 (800-1,500)

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698

WINCHESTER MODEL 1895 DELUXE FLAT SIDE RIFLE. Cal. 30 US (30-40). SN 1878. Beautiful deluxe rifle with 28” tapered rnd bbl, replacement blade in pedestal front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight and Lyman #21 receiver sight. It has flat side receiver with solid pistol grip lever. It has exceptional beautifully grained center crotch cut walnut with checkered black insert schnable tipped forearm and capped pistol grip stock with smooth steel buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle and indicating shipment on September 3, 1896 and that it was returned for repair in October 1896 and June 1898. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl retains 96-98% strong bright original blue, the receiver and magazine box retain about 95% strong bright original blue, and the lever about 98% with fine strong case colors on the trigger plate and hammer. Wood is sound and retains most of an extremely fine professionally restored finish. Buttplate retains about 95% brilliant blue. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore, slightly dark in the grooves. 4-52438 JR234 (6,000-12,000)

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699

*WINCHESTER DELUXE MODEL 1895 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 405 SN 63777 Fine solid frame deluxe rifle with 24” bbl, pedestal front sight and a replacement Marbles flat top rear sight. It has very highly figured walnut wood with black insert schnable tipped checkered forearm and straight stock with Winchester embossed black hard rubber buttplate. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl retains 97-99% strong bright original blue. Receiver and magazine box retain 94-96% strong bright original blue with light edge wear and some light flaking on the right side. Lever retains about 90% bright original blue. Wood is sound with numerous small pockmarks and a small gouge on the left side of the buttstock and overall retains most of an exceptionally fine restored finish. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. 4-52437 JR233 (5,000-8,000)

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700

RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1895 FLAT SIDE MUSKET. Cal. 30 US (30-40). SN 1481. Extremely rare musket with 28” tapered rnd bbl, German silver pedestal front sight, and completely unmarked musket rear sight. It has flat side receiver with solid lever and full-length forearm with grasping grooves and two bands with nose cap and straight stock. It has musket buttplate with trap containing a cord and brass pull through with brush on one end. It has musket swivels on the buttstock and upper band. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this musket and indicating shipment on October 26, 1896 and return for repair in January 1907. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine, as new. Retains virtually all of its fine original factory finish to both metal and wood. Receiver has a couple of minor scratches and a few small-flaked spots. Trigger plate and hammer retain virtually all their brilliant case colors. Wood has the original raised grain feel and there appears to be factory grease still in the action and bore. 4-52439 JR235 (7,500-15,000)

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701

*VERY RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1895 LEVER ACTION MUSKET. Cal. 6.5 mm. SN 364062. Probably an experimental caliber in the musket configuration. This musket appears to be standard otherwise with 28” rnd bbl, pedestal front sight, standard musket ladder rear sight and stripper clip loading brackets on the receiver. The wood is straight grain walnut with full-length forearm with grasping grooves and short hand guard. It has Krag style split upper band with bayonet lug and stacking swivel and a metal band with sling swivel. There is a corresponding musket swivel base on the buttstock, missing the swivel. It has a musket buttplate with trap. Accompanied by an original Winchester knife bayonet with 15-¾” bright blade and walnut grip scales. It is in its original blue metal scabbard with leather frog. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine, as new, possibly unfired. Retaining virtually all its original factory finish to both metal and wood. Does not appear to have ever been loaded. There is a small rub on the right side of the receiver and another on each side of the magazine box with a small-flaked area on the magazine box, otherwise as new. Bayonet is as new retaining virtually all of its bright factory finish, overall. 4-52441 JR237 (7,500-15,000)

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702

*SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 1895 NRA MUSKET. Cal. 30 Gov. 06. SN 94918. Scarce NRA musket with 24” rnd bbl, pedestal front sight with Krag Buffington style rear sight, full-length forearm with grasping grooves and half-length hand guard. It has a Krag style split upper band with bayonet lug and stacking swivel and a middle band with sling swivel. The stock is straight grain walnut with straight grip and smooth steel, rounded toe buttplate. Accompanied by a photocopy of the file card from the Winchester Repeating Arms Museum identifying this musket as tag #1210 and indicating that it was assembled September 1916. Also accompanied by an original Winchester knife bayonet with 15-7/8” bright blade with walnut handle scales, and its original metal scabbard with leather frog. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine, as new, probably unfired. Retaining virtually all its original factory finish to both metal and wood with some light surface etching on the top of the bolt, over the chamber area, back edge of the hammer and top tang, otherwise the blue is brilliant and the wood is extremely fine with a large bruise on the right wrist and a smaller one on the forearm. Brilliant shiny bore. Bayonet appears new retaining virtually all of its bright original finish. Scabbard retains about 75% flaked blue and the frog has crackled finish with some slight losses. 4-52440 JR236 (5,000-10,000)

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703

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1895 LEVER ACTION MUSKET. Cal. 7.62 Russian. SN 105664. Standard Russian musket with 28” rnd bbl, pedestal front sight and 3,200-yard musket ladder rear sight. The top of the bbl, just forward of the hand guard is stamped “4-22-40”. The receiver has stripper clip brackets and it is fitted with full-length forearm with grasping grooves and a short hand guard. The upper hand guard is split, Krag style with bayonet lug and stacking swivel. The middle band has a sling swivel with corresponding base and swivel in the buttstock. The buttstock is straight grain walnut with straight wrist and musket butt with trap. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Shows little use but some handling. Bbl retains 97-98% strong bright original blue. Receiver retains 95-97% strong bright original blue with very fine sharp edge wear, a few scratches and some wear on the magazine box. Lever is flaked to about 40%. Hand guard has a hairline above the sight recess, otherwise the wood is sound and retains virtually all of its original factory finish. Crisp mechanics, bright shiny bore. 4-52442 JR238 (4,000-7,000)

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704

EARLY WINCHESTER MODEL 1895 FLATSIDE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 40-72. SN 1767. Standard grade rifle with 26” tapered rnd bbl, replacement dovetail front sight, slot blank in the rear seat and a Lyman 21 receiver sight. It has an unusual feature of an 11-5/8” long tapered forearm with a 1-3/4” drop at the front tip that has a teardrop shaped silver inlay engraved “L.T. Houghton / Oct. 1904 / First moose 350 yds / First cariboo (sp) 125 yds”. A hand written note by Mr. Owens states that this forearm was for a “man in Monroe, NH who lost 3 fingers”. It has flat side receiver with solid lever and nicely figured straight grain American walnut wood with straight grip and crescent buttplate. Accompanied by Winchester Factory letter showing shipment from warehouse on September 14, 1896, order #18206. Also shows return and repair of gun on May 7, 1907. CONDITION: Bbl retains 95% dull original blue and the receiver about 95% bright original blue with light edge wear, a few scratches and nicks, mostly on the right side with a few scattered spots of light surface rust. Magazine box is a blue-brown patina. Trigger plate retains most of its original case colors and the lever 93-95% original blue. Wood is sound with the custom forearm retaining generous amounts of its original finish. Buttstock with normal handling and use marks retains about 95% original varnish that has a crackle finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with a scattered spot or two of light pitting. 4-52928 JR427 (3,500-5,000)

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705

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1895 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 405. SN67300. Standard grade rifle with 24” tapered rnd bbl, replacement pedestal mounted front sight, no sight in the rear seat and it has a Lyman 21 receiver sight. The wood is straight grain American walnut with black insert schnable tip forearm and straight stock with crescent buttplate. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl retains 96-97% strong bright original blue. Receiver retains 85-88% original blue, strong and bright in the sheltered areas, turning to patina elsewhere. Tang plug screw is missing. Wood is sound with light handling and use marks and retains most of a shiny amateur refinish with finish applied over the buttplate. Mechanics are crisp, strong bore with fine pitting. 4-52927 JR426 (1,500-2,500)

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706

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1895 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 30 US (30-40). SN 53657. Standard grade rifle with 28” rnd bbl, German silver pedestal front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. It has nicely figured American walnut wood with black insert schnable tip forearm and straight stock with Winchester embossed hard rubber shotgun buttplate. CONDITION: Extremely fine, near new. Retains 97-99% strong bright original blue with a couple of small mars on the bbl and some slight wear on the magazine box with a few small scratches on the receiver. Wood is sound with a series of unusual bruises on the left side of the buttstock, otherwise the wood is crisp and retains most of its original factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-52450 JR244 (3,000-5,000)

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707

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1895 SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 303 Brit. SN 55905. Standard carbine with 22” bbl, German silver blade, pedestal front sight, military style carbine ladder rear sight and the receiver has a stud and ring in the left side. The wood is straight grain American walnut with grasping groove forearm, short handguard and straight stock with carbine buttplate with trap. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Bbl and band retain 95-97% bright original blue and the receiver 96-98% original blue turned slightly dull, possibly only old dried oil. There is a series of small nicks on the right side and slight discoloration on the front of the magazine box. Lever retains about 95% dull original blue turning plum. Wood is sound with several light nicks, scratches and dings and retains most of its original factory finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore, dark in the grooves. 4-52925 JR396 (2,000-3,500)

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708

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1895 SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 30 Army (30-40). SN 402008. Standard carbine with 22” rnd bbl, pedestal front sight and 1800-yard ladder rear sight. It has a grasping groove forearm with single band and short hand guard. It has straight grip stock and carbine butt plate with trap containing a cord and brass pull through with brush. There is a stud and ring in the left side of the receiver. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, as new, retaining virtually all of its original factory finish to both metal and wood. There is one small mar on the exposed part of the bbl and a couple of tiny spots on the right side of the receiver. Wood has a couple of tiny handling and storage mars, otherwise it is near perfect. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-52449 JR243 (3,000-6,000)

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709

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1895 SPECIAL ORDER CARBINE. Cal. 30 US (30-40). SN 44761. Standard grade carbine with 22” rnd bbl, ivory bead pedestal front sight, Lyman 6A rear sight with front leaf missing and a Lyman 21 receiver sight. It is made without saddle ring or hand guard and has factory sling eyes. The wood is straight grain American walnut with grasping groove forearm, straight stock with smooth steel shotgun buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this carbine, as found, and indicating that it had “screw eyes” and “no sling ring etc.” and was shipped September 21, 1904. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 95-96% strong bright original blue with a few scratches and light muzzle wear. Receiver retains about 95% bright original blue with some light surface spotting and pinpoint rust on the right side with light scratches and edge wear and a few spots of pinpoint rust on the left side. Lever retains about 90% blue and the hammer most of its original bright case colors. Wood is sound with normal handling and use marks with a series of small scratches on the forearm and retains about 95% original varnish. Crisp mechanics, bright shiny bore. 4-52926 JR425 (2,000-3,500)

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710

WINCHESTER MODEL 1895 FLATSIDE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 40-72. SN 2620. Standard grade rifle with 26” tapered oct bbl, half nickel front sight with screw and semi-buckhorn rear sight. The wood is straight grain American walnut with black insert schnable tip forearm and straight stock with crescent buttplate. CONDITION: About good. Overall retains about 70% thin original blue turning plum, showing moderate to heavy wear with nicks, dings and scratches and a series of cuts on the bottom flat of the bbl and some dents. Forearm has a crack at the tip and has light handling and use marks and retains most of an old refinish. Mechanics are fine; strong bore with moderate wear and light pitting. 4-52930 JR428 (1,250-1,750)

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711

EARLY WINCHESTER MODEL 1895 FLAT SIDE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 38-72 SN 1827 Usual configuration with 26” tapered oct bbl, half-nickel front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. It has the usual flat-sided receiver with solid lever and black insert schnable tip forearm and straight stock with crescent buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms “Yellow Sheet” identifying this rifle as having been shipped 10/24/96. CONDITION: Very good. Metal retains 50-60% thin original blue overall with some minor rust spotting. Wood is sound and retains about 50% of an old refinish. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore. Frosty in the grooves. 4-52413 JR210 (2,000-3,500)

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712

EXTREMELY RARE FACTORY ENGRAVED WINCHESTER LOW WALL SINGLE SHOT RIFLE. Cal. 32 WCF (32-20). SN 66165. Spectacular low wall with 27-3/4” #2 oct to rnd bbl with globe front sight, no provisions for a rear sight and a mid-range vernier tang sight. It has beautifully grained center crotch cut American walnut wood with black insert schnable tip forearm and black insert pistol grip stock with nickeled Swiss buttplate. It is checkered in “H” style checkering. The receiver is case hardened and beautifully engraved with vignettes of a running buck and doe deer on the left side and two bird dogs on the right side, all surrounded with very fine arabesque patterns. The lever has the vignette of a squirrel sitting on a limb eating an acorn. It is fitted with single set trigger. Accompanied by a Buffalo Bill Historical Center letter identifying this rifle and indicating that it was shipped January 26, 1894 with a 28” half oct #2 bbl in caliber 25-20 and had $6.00 engraving. The letter further indicates that it was repaired and returned May 1, 1906. This corresponds with the proof marks, which appear on the new bbl and on the receiver. That is apparently when the caliber was changed. CONDITION: As noted, very fine to extremely fine. Bbl retains 97-99% strong bright blue that appears to be an old restoration. There are two filled dovetails, one about mid-point on the round section and the other just above the caliber marking near the receiver, apparently from an old scope mount. Receiver retains most of its original case hardening with traces of colors in the sheltered areas with the balance all turned silver. Forearm has a hairline near the tip, otherwise the wood is sound and retains 96-98% strong bright original piano finish varnish with only minor chips and mars to the finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-52459 JR249 (10,000-20,000)

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713

*SCARCE WINCHESTER DELUXE HIGH WALL SCHUETZEN RIFLE. Cal. 38-55. SN 81654. Wonderful Schuetzen rifle with 34” #3 oct bbl. Windage spirit level front sight, slot blank in the rear seat and a mid-range vernier tang sight. It is fitted with spur lever and wide spaced Schuetzen dbl set triggers. It has very nicely figured American walnut wood with checkered black insert schnable tip forearm and checkered capped pistol grip Schuetzen buttstock with heavy Dutch cheek piece and nickeled long tang Schuetzen buttplate. The stock has a slight perch belly and roach back. The lever has a tiny amount of engraving on each side and on the face at the joint. It is also fitted with original adjustable palm rest. There is an engraved pin through the wrist. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle and stating that it was ordered without a rear sight and shipped on July 17, 1899. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 88-90% dull original blue turning plum. It has moderate muzzle and edge wear and a couple of dings about mid-point. Receiver retains 85-90% faded case colors with the balance turned silver. Wood with its pin through the wrist and a fine hairline on the left side, is otherwise sound with the forearm retaining about 75% strong original varnish and the buttstock 92-94% strong original varnish with usual handling and use marks, dings and scratches. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-52528 JR273 (7,500-12,500)

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714

SCARCE WINCHESTER DELUXE HIGH WALL TARGET RIFLE. Cal. 38-55. SN 61058. Very scarce rifle with 30” #3 oct to rnd bbl, mounted with a 33” Malcolm scope. It has about 3-4X checkered fiddle-back American walnut wood with black insert schnable tip forearm and black insert pistol grip buttstock with heavy Dutch cheek piece and Schuetzen style buttplate with long prongs. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle as having been originally shipped with mid-range vernier and wind gauge sights, no rear seat and a Swiss buttplate, otherwise is identical. The buttplate, while different from the letter, appears original to this rifle. It indicates it was shipped July 12, 1893. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl retains 96-98% strong bright original factory blue. Scope tube retains about 95% dull original blue, missing the small attachment near the front end, optics appear fine but dirty. Receiver retains most of its original factory case colors, brilliant on the left side, slightly faded on the right side and fading on the tangs. Lever is dark and the buttplate is a dark metal color. Stock has a hairline back of the top tang, otherwise the wood is sound and retains most of its original bright factory piano finish with usual light nicks and scratches. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-52534 JR279 (6,000-10,000)

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715

*WINCHESTER DELUXE HIGH WALL HEAVY TARGET RIFLE. Cal. 22 Short. SN 81324. Fine target rifle with 28-3/4” #3 oct bbl that appears to have been cut from another length. It has windage globe front sight, a blank in the rear seat and a mid-range vernier tang sight. It is fitted with Schuetzen lever and Schuetzen dbl set triggers. It has nicely grained American walnut wood with “H” style checkered black insert schnable tip forearm and heavy Schuetzen style butt stock with checkered wrist and capped pistol grip and heavy Dutch cheekpiece with nickeled iron Schuetzen buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle as having been shipped with a 28” #2 oct bbl and no rear seat, otherwise matches exactly. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl retains 97-99% strong bright factory blue with minor nicks and scratches. Receiver retains most of its original case colors that are fading with silvered edges. Breechblock has dark case colors and the lever about 30% faded case colors. Buttplate has traces of nickel but is mostly a gray metal color with scattered light surface brown spots. Wood is sound with light surface scratches and some light wear, retaining most of its original strong bright varnish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-52529 JR274 (6,000-10,000)

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716

*RARE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER HIGH WALL TARGET RIFLE. Cal. 32-40. SN 120655. Very rare high wall with 30” #3 oct bbl, having full matted finish to the top three flats. The bbl lettering is centered on the left flat and the proof mark & caliber markings are almost under the forearm on the left flat. It has a slot blank in the front seat with the rear seat open. The top flat has been drilled and tapped and has scope blocks installed. It has Schuetzen dbl set triggers and lever with a nickeled brass Swiss buttplate. It is fitted with nicely figured American walnut having a replacement schnable tip forearm and straight stock. CONDITION: Bbl retains about 90% bright original factory blue with some chemical spotting and fine pitting near the muzzle. There are a couple spots of wrench marks or bruising on the edge of the left flat by the chamber area. Receiver retains most of an old refinish. Wood is sound with the forearm retaining most of its custom finish and the butt stock some oil staining around the tangs and retains 75-80% original varnish with usual nicks and scratches. Buttplate retains 40-50% original nickel. Hammer does not cock automatically on closing, otherwise mechanics are fine with a bright shiny bore. 4-52531 JR276 (5,000-10,000)

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717

RARE DELUXE WINCHESTER LOW WALL SINGLE SHOT RIFLE. Cal. 32 WCF (32-20). SN 30097. Rare little rifle with 28” #1 oct bbl, blue blade Rocky Mountain front sight with platinum line and semi-buckhorn rear sight. It has very nicely figured checkered center crotch cut American walnut wood with black insert schnable tip forearm and black insert pistol grip stock with crescent buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle and indicating shipment on December 19, 1888. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl retains 96-97% strong bright original blue with a few small nicks and scattered pinpoints of rust. Receiver retains virtually all of its original case colors, slightly muted. Lever retains most of its case hardening with traces of color and the breechblock and hammer retain most of their case colors. Buttplate retains virtually all of its original dark case colors. Wood is sound with a long scratch on the right side of the butt stock and a couple of bruises in the checkering with other small nicks and scratches and retains most of its original factory piano varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-52533 JR278 (5,000-8,000)

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718

*RARE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER DELUXE LOW WALL RIFLE. Cal. 25-20 SS. SN 85640. Very scarce little rifle with 28” #1 oct to rnd bbl with globe front sight, a blank in the rear seat and a Lyman tang sight that is for a Marlin or Stevens rifle and is attached with only one screw. It has nicely figured American walnut wood with black insert schnable tipped checkered forearm and checkered straight stock with nickeled Swiss buttplate. The stock appears to have more drop than usual. It is also fitted with a checkered single set trigger. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle and only confirms the caliber and bbl and states that it was shipped with a plain trigger on April 11, 1900. However, it appears that this rifle has been together for a very long time. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 95-96% strong original blue and the receiver about 95% strong original blue with some light surface freckling and striation marks on both sides. Lever retains 50-60% dull case colors and the hammer about 75%. Buttplate retains 75-80% milky original nickel plating. Stock has a grain check on the left side at the toe & a replaced chip in the right wrist, otherwise the wood is sound and the forearm retains 75-80% original varnish and the stock about 95% original varnish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-52525 JR270 (4,000-7,000)

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*WINCHESTER SEMI-DELUXE LOW WALL SINGLE SHOT RIFLE. Cal. 25-20 SS. SN 105244. Fine little rifle with 28” #1 rnd bbl, globe front sight, blank in the rear seat and the tang sight from a Model 92 or 94 rifle. It has straight grain walnut wood with black insert schnable tip forearm and capped pistol grip stock with crescent buttplate. The stock and forearm have “I” style checkering. CONDITION: Extremely fine,. Bbl retains 96-98% strong bright original blue. Receiver retains 95-97% strong bright original blue with some minor flaking around the lever pin and striation marks down both sides. Breechblock, lever and hammer retain most of their original case colors, dark on the lever and hammer, bright on the breechblock. Wood is sound and retains most of its original factory varnish with light handling and use marks. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-52526 JR271 (3,500-5,000)

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720

WINCHESTER LOW WALL SINGLE SHOT RIFLE. Cal. 38 WCF (38-40). SN 80188. Fine little rifle in an unusual caliber with 28” #1 rnd bbl, uncheckered straight grain American walnut wood with black insert schnable tip forearm and straight stock with crescent buttplate. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl retains 94-96% strong bright original blue with light muzzle wear. Receiver retains virtually all of its brilliant case colors, thinned and graying on the tangs. Lever retains dark case colors and the hammer and breechblock about all of their muted case colors. Stock has a grain check on the right side at the buttplate, otherwise the wood is sound and retains most of its original factory varnish with light to moderate handling and use nicks and dings and a scrape on the toe. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. 4-52530 JR275 (3,000-6,000)

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721

WINCHESTER LOW WALL SINGLE SHOT RIFLE. Cal. 22 LR. SN 71428. Standard grade rifle with extra finish wood. It has 26” #1 oct bbl with globe front sight, a blank in the rear seat and a Marbles spring loaded tang sight for a Model 92 or 94. It has about 2X uncheckered fancy wood with black insert schnable tip forearm and straight stock with crescent buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle and indicating that it was originally shipped with a #1 26” half oct bbl and “fancy wood”. It was shipped July 26, 1895, returned and repaired June 3, 1914, probably when the bbl was changed. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl retains 97-98% strong bright original factory blue. Receiver retains 85-90% case colors, strong on the sides, fading to gray elsewhere. Wood is sound with minor nicks and scratches and retains most of its bright original factory piano varnish finish. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. 4-52532 JR277 (3,000-5,000)

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722

WINCHESTER HIGH WALL SINGLE SHOT RIFLE. Cal. 32-40. SN 52046. Standard grade rifle with 30” #2 rnd bbl with open windage, ivory bead, front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. It has uncheckered straight grain American walnut wood with black insert schnable tip forearm and straight stock with crescent buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle as found with the exception of the front sight, which is not mentioned in the letter. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, as new, retaining virtually all of its original factory finish to both metal and wood. Case colors are brilliant on the receiver and tangs, faded on the lever. Buttplate colors are also brilliant. There are a couple of spots of rust freckles on the bbl and some discoloration on the rear sight. Wood has a few very minor nicks and scratches in the surface. Crisp mechanics, brilliant shiny bore. 4-52535 JR280 (5,000-8,000)

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722A.

WINCHESTER HIGH WALL SINGLE SHOT RIFLE. Cal. 40 EX. SN 11030. Standard grade rifle with 30” #3 rnd bbl, blue blade Rocky Mountain front sight with platinum line insert and 3-leaf platinum line express rear sight. It has uncheckered straight grain American walnut wood with black insert schnable tip forearm and straight stock with smooth steel shotgun buttplate. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl retains 95-97% strong original blue with minor nicks and scratches. Receiver retains most of its original case colors, slightly muted overall. Lever, hammer and breechblock retain most of their original case colors, also muted. Buttplate retains 50-60% blue brown patina. Forearm has a repaired hairline by the bbl channel, otherwise the wood is sound and retains about 90% original varnish, dull on the forearm. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-52527 JR272 (5,000-8,000)

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723

*WINCHESTER LOW WALL SINGLE SHOT RIFLE. Cal. 25-20 SS SN 88375 Fine little sporting rifle with 28” #1 oct bbl with an Ottway optical front sight, a slot blank in the rear seat and a Windage Lyman tang sight and single set trigger. It has uncheckered wood with black insert schnable tip forearm and straight stock with checkered steel shotgun buttplate. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Retains 95-97% strong bright original blue overall with only minor sharp edge wear. Lever retains 25-30% muted case colors with the balance turned silver. Wood is sound with minor handling and use marks and retains most of its bright original varnish. Fine mechanics, brilliant shiny bore 4-52421 JR216 (2,500-4,000)

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724

VERY RARE WINCHESTER HIGH WALL MUSKET. Cal. 45-70. SN 24520. Fine musket with 31-7/8” bbl, square base front sight with fine blade and ski jump wind-gage military rear sight. The bbl markings have brackets at each end that resemble a horizontal “Y” or chicken track. It has straight grain walnut wood with full-length forearm and straight stock with smooth musket buttplate. It has two bbl bands, the front of which has an integral sling loop with corresponding loop in the buttstock. The bottom of the forearm has an iron-wiping rod in the channel and the front band also is the base for a saber bayonet. The right side of the buttstock, at the buttplate, is stamped with a large number “20”. Accompanied by a saber bayonet without scabbard that has a 20-1/4” Yataghan blade with wide fuller and brass handle with fish scale grip and eagle pommel. The right ricasso is stamped with a large “B” and the left ricasso with a crown over “G”. Also accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this musket with 32” bbl and saber bayonet and indicating shipment May 1, 1888. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Bbl retains about 95% original factory blue with slight wear at the muzzle from the bayonet and thinning above the rear band. Receiver retains 70-75% faded case colors with the balance silvery/brown patina. Lever retains case colors in sheltered areas and the hammer about 80% bright case colors. Wood is sound with minor nicks and scratches and retains most of its fine original finish. Fine mechanics, brilliant shiny bore. Bayonet is fine, being mostly silver metal color with light pitting on the lower one third of the blade. Handle is worn on the right side but retains great detail on the left side. A rare bayonet. 4-52920 JR400 (5,000-10,000)

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725

WINCHESTER HIGH WALL SINGLE SHOT RIFLE. Cal. 32-40. SN 105492. Standard grade rifle with 26” #3 oct to rnd bbl, gold washed Beach’s combination front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. The receiver is fitted with close couple dbl set triggers. The wood is straight grain American walnut with black insert schnable tip and straight stock with crescent buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum yellow sheet identifying this rifle, as is, and indicating shipment October 5, 1907 (The manufacture date was 1896). CONDITION: Exceptionally fine, as new. Retains virtually all of its brilliant factory finish to both metal and wood with a couple of minor fine scratches on the bbl and a few handling and storage marks on the wood. Lever and buttplate has strong case colors in sheltered areas with the balance faded and the front sight most of its gold wash. Crisp mechanics, brilliant shiny bore. 4-52921 JR407 (4,000-7,500)

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726

WINCHESTER HIGH WALL SINGLE SHOT RIFLE. Cal. 38-55. SN 65748. Standard grade rifle with 30” #3 oct bbl, blue blade Rocky Mountain front sight with platinum line and semi-buckhorn rear sight. It has extra finish, beautifully grained American walnut wood with black insert schnable tip forearm and straight stock with crescent buttplate. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl retains 94-95% strong bright original blue with a couple of spots of deep pitting about mid-point and some scattered pinpoints of light surface rust. Receiver retains 85-90% original case colors, faded but bright on the left side and over the top of the receiver, dark with light surface etching and brown patina. Wood is sound with usual light handling and use nicks and scratches and retains most of its original fine factory finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with some slight roughness in front of the chamber. 4-52916 JR404 (4,000-7,000)

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727

EARLY WINCHESTER HIGH WALL SINGLE SHOT RIFLE. Cal. 32-40. SN 2194. Standard grade rifle with 30” #3 oct to rnd bbl, globe front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight and a fixed Lyman tang sight with folding head that is adjustable for both windage and elevation. The receiver is unusual in that the receiver ring is faceted with three flats and a chamfered front edge and it is fitted with single set trigger. The wood is straight grain American walnut with nice figure and black insert schnable tip forearm with straight stock and crescent butt. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 96-97% strong blue that may be a very old restored finish. It has a couple of small nicks and a spot or two of light surface rust. Receiver retains 75-80% faded case colors turning silver on the bottom rear edges. Lever retains traces of colors with the balance silver. Set trigger is missing its screw and does not seem to function. Stock has a hairline at the wrist and retains most of its original bright factory varnish with light handling and use scratches & nicks. Forearm is sound and retains a smooth dark old refinish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with scattered light pitting just in front of the chamber. 4-52915 JR405 (3,500-6,000)

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728

WINCHESTER HIGH WALL SINGLE SHOT RIFLE. Cal. 38-55. SN 52926. Standard grade rifle with 30” #3 oct bbl, reproduction windage globe front sight, and a mid-range vernier tang sight. It has the original and a spare dovetail at the chamber end of the bbl. The wood is straight grain American walnut with black insert schnable tip forearm and straight stock with crescent buttplate. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl, as noted, retains about 90% strong original blue with light edge wear and a scrape and wear between the rear seats. Receiver retains 15-20% case colors with the balance turned silver. Stock has a couple of hairlines at the wrist, otherwise is sound with light handling and use marks and a series of chips in the varnish on the left side and retains most of an amateur refinish. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. Would make an outstanding shooter. 4-52914 JR406 (3,000-5,000)

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729

WINCHESTER HIGH WALL SINGLE SHOT RIFLE. Cal. 38 Express. SN 70144. Standard grade rifle with 26” #4 oct bbl, silver bead front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. The wood is straight grain American walnut with black insert schnable tip forearm and straight stock with crescent buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle as found and indicating shipment January 17, 1895. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 85-90% thin original blue with several spots of deep rust pitting on the bottom of the bbl toward the muzzle. Receiver retains about 50% thin, faded case colors with the balance turned silver. Lever and buttplate are a silver speckled brown patina. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore and scattered light pitting primarily in front of the chamber. 4-52912 JR408 (3,500-5,000)

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730

LOT OF 3 EARLY TARGET SCOPES. (1) Unmarked 42-1/8” long, 5/8” tube diameter with dovetail front ring and a post adjustable rear mount. It has a large buckhorn sight about one foot from the back end and a small front sight on top of the front ring. CONDITION: Retains most of its original blue with several scattered spots of moderate rust toward the back end and light pinpoints toward the front end. Optics are cloudy, broken crosshairs. (2) L.C. Cummins, Montpelier, VT, 24” long with 3/4” tube and “1892” patent date. It has fixed dovetail rings with internal adjustments and a parallax adjustment. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Retains most of its bright original finish overall. Clear optics, good crosshairs. (3) Another Cummins with “1893” patent date, 16-1/2” long with 3/4” tube. This one has fixed front ring and adjustable rear ring for windage with internal elevation adjustment and parallax adjustment. There are two holes near the objective end. CONDITION: Optics are clear, crosshairs are fine. Retains about 85% original blue with scattered fine pinpoints of rust. 4-52444 JR726 (2,000-3,000)

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730A.

*SCARCE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 21 DBL BBL SHOTGUN. Cal 28 ga. SN W34211. This is the last firearm Mr. Owens acquired for his collection, having purchased it at our March 2004 Firearms Auction. We have been told that Mr. Owens had planned to begin a collection of Model 21 shotguns. It is a wonderful small bore 21 with 28” ventilated rib bbls choked IMP-CYL /MOD, flat side receiver with lightening cuts, ejectors and single selective trigger. It has spectacular, highly figured, center crotch cut walnut wood carved in “A” style. It has beavertail forearm, and pistol grip stock 14-3/8” over a checkered butt with oil finish. The receiver has light engraving in arabesque patterns with tiny patterns around the edges and a flying duck on the floorplate. The standing breech, bbl lug, bbl flats, forend lug, and inside the forend iron are all nicely jeweled. It is accompanied by an original peach colored invoice dated 4/13/78, number A22705A, completely identifying this shotgun with shipment to Abercrombie & Fitch and indicating that it was sold to “J. M. Olin” at 460 Park Avenue, NY, NY, to the attention of Ms. Ellen Estmerson. Also accompanied by its original hang tag and box with yellow end label marked with the serial number and “SPECIAL”. Weight 7 lbs 4.7 oz. CONDITION: As new, has been fired but retains virtually all its original factory finish to both metal and wood with brilliant shiny bores. Box is very good plus, including its internal cardboard sleeves and oil paper. 4-53614 JR1031 (17,500-35,000)

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731

WINCHESTER MODEL 1887 DELUXE LEVER ACTION SHOTGUN. Cal. 12 ga. SN 36588. Beautiful ’87 with 30” fine pattern Damascus bbl, 1/2 magazine, case colored receiver, and beautiful 2 to 3X American walnut wood, dbl diamond checkered forend panels and checkered round knob stock with checkered steel buttplate. The receiver has a dbl line engraved border with “WRACO”, in script, engraved on the left side, plain on the right side. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this shotgun with “good Damascus bbl” and “fancy checkered stock” and indicating that it was shipped May 18, 1892. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl retains 96-98% strong original Damascus pattern with light muzzle edge wear. Magazine tube retains 75-80% original blue, worn at the receiver end. Receiver retains 75-80% case colors, muted and faint in some areas, brilliant on the breech block and lever block. Wood is sound with a couple of minor chips by the receiver and a few scattered light handling and storage marks and retains most of its original bright piano varnish finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with some minor roughness. 4-52919 JR401 (4,000-7,500)

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731A.

*RARE COMPLETE WINCHESTER “JUNIOR TRAP SHOOTING OUTFIT”. Cal. 410. SN 2631. Complete in original black fiberboard carrying case, this rare set contains a Winchester Model 20 single bbl shotgun with 26” full choke bbl with brass front bead. It has a flat side receiver with top lever and hammer, straight grain American walnut schnable tip splinter forearm and pistol grip stock with Winchester embossed hard rubber buttplate. The case additionally contains a “midget hand trap”, an original 3-pc iron and wood wiping rod, an original Winchester small wood handle screwdriver, a wood tamper, a box containing a tube of Winchester rust remover, a box containing a tube of Winchester gun grease and a rare can of Winchester gun oil with green label, still containing original oil. It also contains a full sealed box of Winchester “100 Midget Size Clay Targets”. And lastly it contains six original boxes of rare black label 410 ammunition. Four of these boxes are full of original ammunition, #8 shot. One is for #6 shot, but filled with #8 shot. And the sixth has 19 rnds of original mixed sizes. It appears that two of the four labels have been varnished. Also accompanied by about fifty Winchester Junior Trap Shooting Score Sheets, an original pamphlet on how to use and care for the Winchester Junior Trap Shooting Outfit and an original Winchester envelope containing a general instruction sheet for Winchester repeating shotguns. CONDITION: Shotgun retains most of its original bright factory finish to both metal and wood with a couple of minor scratches on the bbl, some light edge wear on the receiver and sound wood with a few light handling and use marks with a bruise on the buttstock. Trigger guard and top tang have some light flaking. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. All of the small accessories are fine. Clay target box has a bright blue label with fine foreground scene of a 1920’s family shooting trap. Shot shell boxes, as previously mentioned, are generally fine, all are open, one has a small tear in the lid and another one or two has small losses on the boxes. Labels are generally intact with bright colors. Carrying case is crisp with bright green interior and some slight damage to the leather handle. 4-52436 JR655 (5,000-10,000)

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*RARE WINCHESTER JUNIOR TRAP SHOOTING OUTFIT. Cal. 410. SN 294. An original fiberboard carrying box for this outfit that contains a Winchester Model 20 with 26” full choke bbl that has nicely figured straight grain American walnut schnable tip forearm and pistol grip stock with Winchester embossed hard rubber buttplate. It has flat side receiver with top lever and hammer. The box also contains an original “Midget Hand Trap” and an original 3-pc iron and wood wiping rod. It additionally contains a box with a tube of Winchester gun grease, another with a tube of Winchester rust remover and a rare green label can of Winchester gun oil plus a spare tube of Winchester gun grease. Also accompanying is a pamphlet on how to use and care for the Winchester Junior Trap Shooting outfit. The center compartment contains an original box for 100 Winchester midget size clay targets that now contains about 75 Mossberg Targo clay targets. The ammunition compartment contains two empty kraft colored boxes for original 2” ammunition. CONDITION: Shotgun bbl retains about 90% original blue with light freckled surface rust and a wear spot about mid-point. Receiver retains about 90% original blue with some light fine surface etching. Wood is sound and retains most of its original factory finish with light use and handling marks, a couple of bruises and a small scrape on the buttstock. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with a few spots of pitting and some plastic deposit. Accessories are generally fine with the rust remover box missing its top. Clay target box is missing its entire top. Shot shell boxes are lightly soiled and the fiberboard box has a hole in the front, otherwise is fine. 4-53121 JR656 (2,500-4,000)

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732

COLT MODEL 1883 GRADE 2 DBL BBL SHOTGUN. Cal. 12ga. SN 4425. “Fancy grade” dbl with 30” fine Damascus bbls, straight matted rib with single bead and doll’s head rib extension, marked with maker’s name and address, dbl triggers and extractors. It has a boxlock receiver, very nicely engraved with a setter on the left side with woodcock, a pointer on right side carrying a bird and a running rabbit in the foreground, surrounded by about 25% coverage fine arabesque patterns. The floor plate is engraved with patent markings and matching patterns. Trigger guard is matching engraved with a flying woodcock. It has beautifully figured French walnut wood with checkered black tipped splinter forearm and highly figured, beautifully grained butt stock with Prince of Wales grip, 14-3/8” over a Colt hard rubber buttplate. It has checkered teardrop side panels and a round initial plate on the bottom. Accompanied by an R.L. Wilson letter stating that this shotgun was shipped August 29, 1889 to W. R. Schaefer & Sons. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain about 90% strong original Damascus pattern showing moderate wear and a scrape over the forearm area. Receiver retains 75-80% strong bright case colors with the balance fading and turning silver. Trigger guard retains about 60% thinning original blue. Wood is sound and retains about 95% original varnish with normal use and handling marks. Mechanics are fine. Bores strong and bright with scattered light pitting. 4-52404 JR204 (3,000-5,000)

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733

COLT MODEL 1878 DBL BBL SHOTGUN. Cal. 12 ga. SN 8596. Usual configuration with 30“ Damascus bbls, wide, tapered, concave rib with single bead and maker’s name & address. It has case colored receiver and lock plates with nicely figured American walnut black tip splinter forearm and semi-pistol grip stock that has smooth steel butt plate and a round initial plate on bottom. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbls retain about 90%-92% brown Damascus pattern with some fading toward muzzle. Lock plates retain most of their original case colors, thin and faded on left side, strong and bright on right side. Receiver retains about 50% muted case colors with balance turned silver. Trigger guard retains about 95% bright blue. Wood is sound and bright, retaining most of its fine varnish finish that may be a restoration. Mechanics are fine, bores are bright and shiny with some very fine, light pitting. 4-52403 JR203 (3,000-5,000)

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734

COLT MODEL 1878 DBL BBL SHOTGUN. Cal. 12 ga. SN 1008. Field grade shotgun with 30” Damascus bbls, choked MOD/MOD. The wood is coarse checkered straight grain American walnut with black insert schnable tip forearm and semi-pistol grip stock with smooth steel buttplate. CONDITION: Very good. Bbls retain 75-80% dark Damascus patterns with a dent in the right side at the muzzle end. Receiver retains 25-30% case colors under a coating of old dried oil. Lockplates retain 50-60% case colors under old dried oil. Wood is sound with normal use and handling marks showing moderate to heavy wear. Mechanics are fine, bright bores with moderate pitting. 4-52780 JR450 (800-1,200)

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735

PARKER DBL BBL HAMMER SHOTGUN. Cal. 12ga. SN 38377. Usual configuration, 30-1/8” Damascus bbls that are probably cut to current length. They have tapered concave rib with single bead and maker’s name and address with “TWIST” near the chamber end. It has early style stepped, case colored receiver, extractors and straight grain walnut wood with splinter forearm and semi-pistol grip stock 14-1/4” over a smooth steel buttplate. CONDITION: Fine plus. Bbls retain 85-90% dark Damascus pattern with some light spotting near the muzzle. Lock plates retain most of their original, slightly muted case colors. Receiver is mostly silvered case colors. Stock has a crack running near the receiver and appears to have been bent downward as there are gaps around the top tang and lock plates. Otherwise, the wood retains a fine old hand-rubbed patina. Mechanics are fine. Bright, shiny bores with light, fine pitting. 4-52405 JR205 (7,500-12,500)

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736

*MARLIN MODEL 24D PUMP SHOTGUN. Cal. 12 ga. SN 127848. Beautiful high-grade deluxe shotgun with a plain 30” full choke bbl, matted top with very fine raised matted panel on the receiver. It has beautifully grained, extremely fine checkered, French walnut wood with round forearm and semi-pistol grip stock, “S” shaped grip cap with a serrated hard rubber buttplate. The receiver is beautifully engraved with a large oval vignette of four partridge in a mountain scene. The partridge in the foreground is semi-relief engraved. The right side has two vignettes, the larger is a semi-relief standing woodcock with pine forest in the background and the smaller vignette on the bolt has two flying woodcock. The balance of the receiver has about 40-50% coverage, very fine, extremely well executed arabesque scrolls with several different types of border patterns. There are other smaller flourishes of engraving over the top of the receiver and top tang with two nice flowers on the bottom of the receiver. No engraver’s signature was observed. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl retains about 90% dark damascus patterns and the receiver 60-70% original blue. Trigger, screws and pins were all originally gold plated and now retain traces of gold wash on the screws with one screw head retaining most of its gold wash and the firing pin retaining pin retains most of its gold wash. Trigger retains about 60% gold wash. Wood is sound with light handling and use marks and moderate wear and retains most of its original oil finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-52758 JR456 (4,000-7,000)

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737

*MERKEL DELUXE SINGLE BBL TRAP GUN. Cal. 12 ga. SN 15180. Spectacular trap gun with 32” full choke vent rib bbl, dbl ivory beads with dbl bbl extensions and Greener cross bolt. It has dbl scalloped boxlock receiver and nicely figured straight grain walnut wood with checkered schnable tip beaver tail forearm and checkered diamond shaped wrist, round knob butt stock, 14-3/4” over a checkered butt. It has heart shaped checkered side panels. The left side of the bbl is marked “A.F. STOEGER INC NEW YORK / sole American agents”. The left side of the rib over the chamber is marked “MADE IN GERMANY”. The right side of the bbl is marked “MERKEL BROTHERS”. The receiver is lightly engraved with straight-line borders and scattered light flourishes of arabesque patterns. CONDITION: Extremely fine, nearly new. Retains virtually all of its fine original factory finish to both metal and wood. Blue is deep and strong and the case colors on the receiver and forend iron brilliant. Wood has a few scattered, very minor handling and storage marks. Top tang has slightly faded. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-52665 JR363 (3,000-5,000)

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738

REMINGTON MODEL 1889 DBL BBL SHOTGUN. Cal. 12 ga. SN 76733. Fine Damascus dbl with 28” bbls, choked FULL/CYL with tapered flat matted rib with the maker’s name and address with doll’s head and dbl lump. It has case colored receiver and lockplates with very nicely figured American walnut wood with black insert checkered splinter forearm and checkered round knob stock with Remington embossed hard rubber buttplate. CONDITION: Extremely fine, near new, retaining virtually all of its original factory finish to both metal and wood. Bbl has a small nick or two and the wood minor storage and handling marks, otherwise the finish is bright and clear. Receiver and trigger guard have faded case colors on the bottom and lower tang. Crisp mechanics, brilliant shiny bores. 4-52777 JR447 (1,250-2,250)

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739

*ITHACA GRADE 3 DBL BBL SHOTGUN. Cal. 12 ga. SN 185898. Flues model Damascus shotgun with 28” bbls, choked FULL/IMP CYL with tapered matted rib and single brass bead with bbl extension and modified Greener cross bolt. It has dbl triggers and extractors. The boxlock receiver is nicely engraved with a pointer on the left side, a setter on the right side and a flying duck on the floorplate, surrounded by light patterns of foliate arabesque engraving. The company name is engraved on both sides and the trigger guard is engraved to match. The wood is nicely figured American walnut with scalloped ribbon checkered black, insert splinter, forearm and fancy checkered semi-pistol grip stock with Ithaca Gun Co. hard rubber buttplate. CONDITION: Bbls retains 75-80% original chain damascus pattern turned dark in a few areas with a spot or two of light pitting by the muzzle. Receiver retains 50-60% faded case colors, bright in sheltered areas with the balance turned to silver. Wood is sound, showing moderate wear and retains most of a very old restored finish with a few light handling and use marks. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores. 4-52778 JR448 (1,000-2,000)

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740

EARLY L.C. SMITH FIELD GRADE DBL BBL SHOTGUN. Cal. 12 ga. SN 7182. Fine Damascus shotgun with 28” bbls choked FULL/FULL having a tapered concave matted rib. It has dbl triggers and ejectors. The receiver and lockplates are undecorated except for the maker’s name on each side. The wood is straight-grained American walnut with black insert, coarse checkered splinter forearm and semi-pistol grip butt stock, 13-5/8” over an old Red Head pad. The left side of the buttstock at the pad is stamped in large letters, “BBV” and a small area around the butt where the pad was installed. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain 93-95% strong original Damascus pattern, faded and slightly worn over the forearm area. Lockplates retain 80-90% faded case colors and the receiver 15-20% colors in sheltered areas with the balance turned silver. Stock has small chips back of each lockplate and vice marks on each side and retains 60-70% original varnish. Forearm shows moderate to heavy wear and retains 25-30% original varnish. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bores with some plastic deposits near the chamber end. 4-52779 JR449 (500-1,000)

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741

*WINCHESTER MODEL 12 PUMP SHOTGUN. Cal. 20 ga. SN 1887867. Standard grade shotgun with 28” plain modified bbl, large round ribbed forearm and semi-pistol grip stock with Winchester black composition buttplate. CONDITION: Extremely fine, as new. Probably unfired. Retains virtually all of its original factory bright finish to both metal and wood with only very minor handling and storage marks. Crisp mechanics, brilliant bore. 4-52934 JR433 (600-1,000)

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742

*WINCHESTER MODEL 12 PUMP SHOTGUN. Cal. 12 ga. SN 1385000. Standard grade shotgun with 28” plain modified bbl, short flat bottom ribbed forearm and semi-pistol grip stock with Winchester embossed hard rubber buttplate. CONDITION: Very fine. Metal retains 95-96% strong bright original blue with some light rubs on the chamber area and take down ring, otherwise light muzzle and edge wear with normal handling and use marks. Stock has some light finish flaking on the bottom; otherwise the wood is sound and retains 93-95% original varnish. Crisp mechanics, bright shiny bore. 4-52933 JR432 (400-700)

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743

*WINCHESTER MODEL 12 FEATHERWEIGHT PUMP SHOTGUN. Cal. 12 ga. SN 1796571F. Fine, light weight shotgun with 28” plain modified bbl, round ribbed bullet shaped forearm and semi-pistol grip stock with Winchester black composition buttplate. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Metal retains virtually all of its bright original factory finish with some light wear on the magazine tube. Wood is sound and retains about all of a bright refinish. Crisp mechanics, bright shiny bore. 4-52724 JR472 (400-700)

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744

*WINCHESTER MODEL 97 RIOT GUN. Cal. 12 ga. SN 931387. Standard take down riot shotgun with 20” plain bbl, single bead with round ribbed forearm and semi-pistol grip stock with Winchester embossed hard rubber buttplate. CONDITION: Extremely fine, nearly new, retaining most of its original bright factory finish to both metal and wood. Bbl has a small cluster of fine pinpoint surface rust near the muzzle and the receiver a couple of small nicks. Wood has one or two minor handling and storage marks, otherwise retains virtually all of its original factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-52745 JR466 (1,500-2,500)

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745

*SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 12 SKEET SHOTGUN. Cal. 12 ga. SN 1967234. Fine skeet gun with 26” factory vent rib bbl, choked WS-1. It is fitted with the very rare hydro-coil stock and forearm. They are made of checkered brown wood-grain Tenite (old plastic) and consist of an extended forearm with pistol grip stock that has a sliding butt that effectively reduces recoil when the gun is fired. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Metal retains 97-98% strong bright original factory blue. Forearm shows a spot of wear and the stock some slide marks, otherwise they are also fine. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-52744 JR468 (750-1,250)

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746

*WINCHESTER MODEL 59 SEMI-AUTO SHOTGUN. Cal. 12 ga. SN 26209. Ultra lightweight shotgun with 30” Fiberglas bbl with roll engraved receiver that has a modified 12-2 pattern on the left side with bird dog and pheasant and a 12-5 pattern on the right side with three flying ducks, surrounded by light arabesque patterns. The trigger guard is white alloy. The wood is straight grain American walnut with large checkered forearm and semi-pistol grip stock with Winchester black composition buttplate. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine, as new. Retains virtually all of its bright original factory finish with one small scratch on the bbl and a couple of tiny lines on the cylinder. Wood is sound with minor nicks and scratches. Crisp mechanics, bright shiny bore. 4-52734 JR470 (400-700)

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747

*WINCHESTER MODEL 50 SEMI-AUTO SHOTGUN. Cal. 20 ga. SN 123697. Standard Model 50 with 28” plain modified bbl, single bead with checkered semi-beavertail forearm and semi-pistol grip stock with Winchester black composition buttplate. CONDITION: Extremely fine, near new. Retains virtually all of its original bright factory finish to both metal and wood. Bbl has several splotches of old dried oil and the wood a few minor handling and storage nicks and scratches. Crisp mechanics, brilliant shiny bore. 4-52747 JR467 (400-700)

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748

*WINCHESTER MODEL 40 SEMI-AUTO SHOTGUN. Cal. 12 ga. SN 6576. Fine old shotgun with 30” plain full choke bbl, integral ramp front sight, and it has nicely figured uncheckered straight grain American walnut wood with large forearm and semi-pistol grip stock and Winchester embossed hard rubber buttplate. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Metal retains 93-95% original blue, very strong on the bbl with some wear and scratches with a spot or two of surface rust on the receiver. Wood is sound with minor nicks and storage marks and retains most of its bright original finish. Crisp mechanics, bright shiny bore. 4-52730 JR469 (400-700)

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749

SCARCE FRENCH POACHERS SHOTGUN. Cal. 20 ga. NSN. Strange little take down shotgun with 21-5/8” Damascus bbl with brass bead. It has a tiny receiver with integral long tang and attached trigger guard with checkered butt and wrist. It functions by unscrewing the bbl for loading and extraction. There is a folding trigger like lever on the lower tang that is the cocking device for the striker. It is fired in the normal fashion. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 60-70% twist pattern with scattered spots of pitting. Receiver and tang are a gray-brown metal color. Wood is sound, showing light wear and retains most of an old refinish with light handling and use marks. Good mechanics, dark lightly pitted bore. 4-52767 JR463 (500-800)

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750

RARE IVER JOHNSON TRIGGER OPENING SINGLE BBL SHOTGUN. Cal. 12 ga. SN 5398. Fine old single with 28” plain full choke bbl with small brass bead. The wood is straight grain American walnut with splinter forearm and capped semi-pistol grip stock with Iver Johnson hard rubber buttplate. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains about 90% original blue and the receiver about 50% case colors, slightly faded with the balance turned silver. Stock has nine notches on the left side by the lower tang and ten on the right side and has light handling and use marks and retains about 90% bright original varnish. Good mechanics, bright shiny bore. 4-52791 JR453 (200-300)

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751

*HARRINGTON & RICHARDSON BAY STATE SINGLE BBL SHOTGUN. Cal. 410. SN 958191. Top lever exposed with 26” full choke bbl with single bead and case colored receiver. It has nicely figured American walnut wood with semi-beavertail forearm and semi-pistol grip stock with serrated hard rubber buttplate. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl retains 98-99% strong bright original blue. Receiver retains about 95% original case colors, brilliant except on the bottom, which have faded to silver. Wood is sound with minor handling and storage marks and retains most of its original finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-52770 JR464 (100-200)

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752

COLT PATERSON MODEL 1839 SHOTGUN. Cal. 16 ga. SN 26 31-1/2” rnd bbl, marked “Patent Arms M’g. Co. Paterson, N.J.-Colt’s Pt.” with a wavy line and star on each end. There does not appear to be a cylinder scene. No SN visible. Only about 200 of these were made. CONDITION: Gray/brown patina with light to moderate pitting. Triggerguard has been cleaned bare. Wood has been repaired and refinished. 4-52692 X3 (10,000-15,000)

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753

EXTREMELY RARE COLT PATERSON FIRST MODEL RIFLE WITH LOADING LEVER. Cal. 44. SN: 336, all matching. 32” octagonal bbl, marked “Patent Arms M’g. Co. Paterson,N.J.–Colt’s Pt.” on top of the bbl. There is a star with a wavy line at the end of it at the end of this marking. The 8-shot cylinder is 1-1/4” in diameter and is engraved around the center with a centaur shooting at a deer and three men riding horses away from a house. The loading lever is mounted on the right side of the bbl. CONDITION: Very good. Strong traces of blue on the bbl, top strap, frame and lever. Cylinder is bright. Stock retains about 80% of the original varnish with some crackling and numerous small scratches. Action is fine. 4-52675 FS130 (8,000-12,000)

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754

FINE COLT REVOLVING RIFLE. CAL. 36. SN: 1038, all matching. 30” part octagonal bbl, marked “COLT’S PT. / 1856” and “ADDRESS COL. COLT / HARTFORD CT. U.S.A.” inside fancy brackets on top of the bbl. The cylinder is etched “COL. COLT’S PATENT” and “SPORTING RIFLE” in two lines on either side of the SN. This rifle is equipped with a pivoting leaf rear sight, a ramrod mounted backwards on the left side of the rifle and an oiler, also on the left side. The cylinder scene has three deer running in a forest, one fallen from the gun of the hunter at the rear of the scene. CONDITION: Fine. 40% blue, mostly on the left side of the frame. Cylinder scene is strong. Traces of casehardening color on the loading lever. Light pitting at the front of the bbl and cleaning rod. Stock has minor dents and gouges but retains much of an old varnish. 4-52699 FS151 (10,000-15,000)

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755

RARE COLT MODEL 1855 SADDLE RING CARBINE. CAL. 38. SN: 1498, all matching. 21” part octagonal bbl. The lock screw on the adjustable rear sight at the rear of the bbl is missing. The marking that is usually on the bbl “COLT’S PT. / 1856” and “ADDRESS COL. COLT / HARTFORD CT. U.S.A.” with fancy brackets between is on top of the frame and “PATENTED SEPT. 10TH 1850” in one flute of the 6-shot cylinder. The vent hole cuts through the rear of the first marking. Fancy walnut stock. From the F. P. L. Mills collection, #2 on his inventory. CONDITION: Fine. 90% bright blue on the frame, flaked on the upper tang and lower left side at the front. 50% blue on the cylinder, mostly worn on the top. Bright casehardening colors on the loading lever. Stock has minor dents and scratches but retains most of its finish. 4-52693 FS158 (12,000-18,000)

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756

VERY RARE WHITTIER REVOLVING RIFLE. CAL. 60. SN: 1. 36-1/4” part octagonal bbl. This large 6-shot cylinder is turned by zigzag lines on the periphery. This was patented by Otis W. Whittier of Enfield, New Hampshire, 30 May 1837. The patent number was 216, one of the earliest patents on a revolver. Only a few specimens are known, all different. Marked “PATENT” at the rear of the upper tang. The SN appears on the rear sight, the front of the cylinder, the side of the receiver and the bottom of the bbl. There is light engraving on top of the frame and rear of the bbl similar to that used by the Windsor makers, it was possibly made in that area. CONDITION: Smooth brown patina with light surface rust and some areas of original finish. Stock has been repaired at the wrist and most of the upper tang stands above the wood. Action is fine. 4-52691 FS149 (8,000-12,000)

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757

RARE NORTH & SAVAGE SPORTING CARBINE. CAL. 46. SN: 481. 20” part octagonal bbl, marked “NORTH & SAVAGE MIDDLETOWN. CONN. CAST – STEEL” on the top flat of the bbl. CONDITION: Gray/brown patina overall with light dents and scattered surface rust. Wood has been lightly cleaned. Mechanically excellent. 4-52714 FS166 (5,000-10,000)

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758

WARNER REVOLVING RIFLE. CAL. 40. SN: 229. 29-1/2” octagonal bbl. Marked “JAMES WARNER, SPRINGFIELD, MASS” on top of the frame. The cylinder is hand turned with the lock inside the triggerguard. There was probably either etching or marking on the cylinder but the later nickel plating has defaced it. The loading plunger is loose, as the bottom of the frame has been removed. The loading lever is retained by the cleaning rod. CONDITION: About 80% of the old nickel-plate remains with two spots of heavy pitting on the cylinder where the nickel has flaked. Loading lever is cracked. Stock has minor dents and scratches. Ramrod extension is in a compartment under the buttplate. 4-52700 X4 (3,000-5,000)

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759

EXTREMELY RARE JAQUITH REVOLVING RIFLE. CAL. 45. SN: 31. 28-5/8” part oct bbl. There are no marks on this rifle except the SN. Jaquith’s patent was issued to him 12 July 1838, one of the earliest revolver patents issued. It carried the number 832. He lived in Brattleboro, Vermont. The 7-shot cylinder is mounted on top of the frame and the bottom chamber is fired with an underhammer. Sighting is accomplished through a hole in the center of the cylinder. Only one other revolver was arranged like this in the percussion era (Thomas Shaw, patent 24 December, 1861). Comes with biographical data on Jaquith and his family. Pictured in Vermont’s Gunsmiths and Gunmakers, pg 125-126. CONDITION: Retains about 90% of the brown on the bbl and traces of bright blue on the frame. Frame and cylinder have spots of surface rust and light pitting. Wood retains much of the original varnish but there appear to be 2 cracks under the varnish near the frame. Mechanically fine. 4-52702 FS123 (10,000-15,000)

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760

PORTER TURRET RIFLE. Cal. approximately .40. The chambers are larger than the bbl, but the numbers match. SN: 158. 28” octagonal bbl, marked “ADDRESS / P.W. PORTER / NEW – YORK” and “P.W. PORTER’S / PATENT. / 1851.” on the left quarter flat of the bbl. The rear sight blade is missing. The priming mechanism has been altered. A single nipple has been screwed in the priming hole and the nipple must be capped for each shot, making this an 8-chambered single shot rifle. The cocking mechanism is not working and the revolving mechanism is binding. The cylinder cover is missing. The offset front sight is present. CONDITION: Smooth brown patina on the bbl, gray/brown on the action with light pitting in both areas. Stock has numerous dents and scratches but is solid. 4-52707 FS169 (2,000-3,000)

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761

VERY FINE ROPER REVOLVING RIFLE. CAL. 42. SN: 427. 28” rnd bbl. Marked “ROPER SPORTING ARMS CO. / HARTFORD, CONN. / PAT. APR. 10, 1866, JULY. 14, 1868” on the action cover. The rare rifle has the same marking as the shotgun but has an adjustable rear sight at the rear of the action and a Beachfront sight. With an original steel cartridge. From the F. P. L. Mills collection, #57 on his inventory. CONDITION: Excellent. 95% blue on the bbl and brilliant casehardening on the right side of the action, bright on the left. 40% blue on the rifle-style buttplate. Wood has minor dents and scratches. Action is fine. 4-52712 FS195 (4,000-6,000)

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762

EXTREMELY RARE ROPER BABY CARBINE. CAL. 32. 19” rnd bbl. There are no markings of any kind on this rifle. Only a few of these were made early in Roper’s career at Amherst, Massachusetts. Only a couple of specimens are known. From the Allen Thompson collection, via R. A. Bourne auction.. CONDITION: Gray/brown patina overall. Wood has minor dents and scratches but retains most of its original varnish. Mechanically fine. 4-52713 FS173 (3,000-5,000)

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763

RARE ENGRAVED ROPER REVOLVING SHOTGUN. Cal. 16 ga. SN: 1116. 26-3/4” rnd bbl, including the choke ring at the muzzle. Marked “ROPER REPEATING RIFLE CO. / AMHERST, MASS. / PATENTED. APRIL. 10. 1866,” on the action cover. The U.S. Cartridge Company number 1170 is stamped on the right side of the stock. A note in the Brooks Collection catalog states it was given to him by C.E. Billings who was the President of the Roper Co. and a gun man of some note himself. The right side of the receiver is engraved with a scene of a dog running a deer. The left side has a hunter shooting at ducks, one of which is falling. There is light scroll engraving on the triggerguard and end of the forearm. With one loose original steel cartridge and four contained in a Roper patent soldered tin holder. CONDITION: 90% blue on the bbl, bright casehardening on the left side of the action, mostly faded to silver on the right with a few scattered spots of light surface rust. Wood retains most of its original varnish with some light scratching and chipping. Mechanically fine. Single cartridge is fine, the others are rust/brown patina. About half the solder finish remains on the holder. 4-52710 FS178 (2,500-4,000)

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764

ROPER REVOLVING SHOTGUN. Cal. 12 ga. SN: 491. 28” rnd bbl, including removable choke tube. Marked “ROPER SPORTING ARMS CO. / HARTFORD, CONN. / PAT. APR. 10, 1866, JULY. 14, 1868” on the action cover. With an original steel cartridge. CONDITION: 90% blue on the bbl. Colors on the action have mostly faded to silver. Wood has minor handling marks. Action is fine. 4-52711 FS172 (1,500-2,000)

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765

EXTREMELY RARE COLT FRANKLIN MAGAZINE RIFLE. Cal. 45/70. 32-5/8” rnd bbl. General William B. Franklin was the Vice President of Colt in the 1880’s. He invented this magazine repeater in 1884 and submitted the plan to the Army, which furnished him with military parts from Springfield Armory to build 50 rifles at the Colt Factory. This gun is unmarked except for the Springfield proof marks on the bbl. The box magazine held nine 45/70 cartridges and they were fed by gravity into the top of the action where they were picked up by the bolt. The action is basically the same as the French Gras with the addition of the magazine on the left side. CONDITION: Excellent. Bright white on the bbl and action, blue on the bolt head and bbl bands. Magazine appears to have been galvanized but solder is now the remaining finish. Stock has a light crack at the rear of the action, otherwise fine. Action is fine. 4-52696 FS159 (8,000-12,000)

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766

RARE COLT BERDAN MILITARY RIFLE. Cal. 42 Berdan. SN 2. Very rare, one of less than 100 ever made in this configuration; reference The Book of Colt Firearms, Wilson, page 475-479. It has a 32-1/2″ rnd bbl with square base dovetailed barley corn front sight and 1,400 yard ladder rear sight. It has a rectangular bayonet lug on the right side near the muzzle. It is a trapdoor style single shot manufactured by Colt in the period 1866-1869. The design was prompted by the Russians who ultimately purchased 30,000 of these rifles. All of that contract had Cyrillic bbl markings and a serial number on the breechblock. This rifle has the Colt’s Hartford address in English on the bbl but no serial number visible. The only number observed was under the slide on top of the chamber area of the bbl. It is mounted in a 1-piece full-length walnut stock with two bbl bands and an iron 1-piece trigger guard missing the sling loops and a finger rest near the tail end. It has a smooth musket buttplate and its original ramrod. CONDITION