October 2009 Firearms Auction Extraordinaire
Totals Nearly $11 Million!!!

Auction: October 6 & 7, 2009

Preview: October 2-5, 2009

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

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Revised: 10/5/2009

Correction to Printed Catalog: Not a C & R. Description should read Fully Transferable and automatic. Copy of an original 1928 Thompson Submachine gun.

**THOMPSON M1928 (WEST HURLEY) (C&R). SN 2119A. Cal. 45 ACP. 12-1/2″ bbl. M1928 with cutts compensator. Manufactured in West Hurley by Auto Ordnance Corp. Includes four 30 round magazines, one web-stick mag pouch, and one 50 round West Hurley drum in with pouch. Action functions smoothly when cycled by hand. This weapon appears fully functional. Magazines fit snugly and properly. Detachable buttstock also fits snugly and properly. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is simply outstanding, possibly unfired, with near 100% deep dark blue on firearm itself. Bore also appears excellent as new. The only blemish is where the aluminum of the stock hardware rubs against the receiver. The oxidization (blackening) has been rubbed off where the stock meets the metal of the receiver. There is a spot about 1/2″ by 1/2″ visible when the stock is on the gun. Otherwise, the bare aluminum is completely concealed by the receiver. This hardly affects the overall outstanding appearance of this gun, and could be remedied by re-blackening the stock hardware. The wood is as new with a very attractive grain. 4-38081 JWK4 (8,500-12,500)

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1001

**MAUSER BROOMHANDLE “SCHNELLFEURER” (C&R). SN 4076. CAL. 7.63 Mauser. Bbl 5-1/2″. Manufactured by Mauser. All matching with correct proof marks and in absolutely outstanding condition. Includes one 20 and one 10 round magazine. This weapon appears fully functional and serviceable. Firing mechanism operates smoothly when cycled by hand. Magazines fit snugly and properly in firearm. CONDITION: Overall condition is simply outstanding from a professional restoration with near 100% dark blue finish and crisp lettering, wood stocks also outstanding, bbl is excellent. Bore is excellent, shiny and bright. 4-37532 JWK2 (8,000-12,000)

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1002

**RUSSIAN AK-47 WITH SECRET SERVICE PROVENANCE TO TET OFFENSIVE BATTLE AT THE AMERICAN EMBASSY, SAIGON (FULLY TRANSFERABLE). SN EB6467N. Cal. 7.62×39. 16-1/4″ bbl, manufactured by Ishverk. Accessories include sling and magazine as captured during the Tet Offensive battle on the grounds the American Embassy, Saigon, in January 1968. This gun is the feature of a detailed article in Small Arms Review October 2009 issue. Firing mechanism operates smoothly when operated by hand, this weapon appears fully functional and passes function check. This weapon is the earlier version AK-47 with milled steel receiver and laminated stock, pistol grip and forearm. Orig Russian, as issued, throughout. SN match between receiver, top cover, and apparently the wooden forestock although there has been some rubbing which has nearly obliterated the number. This weapon was recovered by the Senior U.S. Dept of State Security Officer for Vietnam on the Embassy grounds and later given to the consignor as a gift while serving as Agent in Charge of the Protective Detail for Gen. Curtis LeMay(USAF Ret)during Lemay’s trip through Vietnam during the 1968 Presidential campaign. Accompanied by documentation of the gun’s capture on the grounds of the U.S. Embassy, several photos, and a rare VHS tape of genuine unedited CBS news footage of the Embassy attack. PROVENANCE: Leo E. Crampsey; Paul S. Rundle CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is 85%+ with some gray patina along the lower left edge of receiver but the overall impression is outstanding. Bore is excellent, shiny and bright. There is a slight (1/8″) gouge out of the metal where the center of the bolt meets the receiver as if someone had hit it right at that junction with a hardened icepick and hammer or a bit of heat, but this in no way effects the functionality of the weapon. The gouge does not reach half way through the thickness of the receiver, so the internals are completely unaffected. On the laminated buttstock at the very rear top just forward of the buttplate there is a 1-3/4″ crack running just along the very top of the stock. Otherwise the stock shows a very smooth finish. On the left hand side of the buttstock there are 3 metal pins where the stock meets the receiver and 2 metal pins at the rear of the stock about 1″ from the buttplate. Sling is of the web type with leather at the forward end where it snaps onto the bbl ring. There is a slight one inch frayed slot in the center of the sling but it is still serviceable. There is the usual scoring of the finish were the safety lever rides along the receiver. Russian Cyrillic letters are crisp and clear as are all Russian proof marks, making this an outstanding example of its kind, not only because of the provenance but also the fact of the high quality Russian workmanship of a scarce specimen in the United States. This is the opportunity of a lifetime to acquire a historic weapon from this era with such significance. 4-37492 JWK15 (30,000-50,000)

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1003

**EARLY M60 MACHINE GUN BY ROCK ISLAND ARMORY.(FULLY TRANSFERABLE). SN 10038. Cal .308. 26-1/2″ bbl. with flash hider. Model M60 manufactured by Rock Island Armory with Maremont Corp. trunion. Firing mechanism operates stiffly by hand, which is normal. This weapon passes function check, and appears fully functional. This is an early Rock Island Armory gun, 38th one made. Accompanied by a green canvas U.S. transport case dated 1967. CONDITION: Overall finish is excellent with gray Parkerized bluing overall. There is 1″ of weld on both sides of receiver just below top cover hinge pin. This is normal on the early “RIA guns. Receiver below this weld is marked “RIA” while top of bbl forward of this weld is marked “SACO-LOWELL N.E. DIV Maremont Corp. U.S.” Top cover has a number of dents, particularly on right side, but re-enameled finish is good. Charging handle bar has a slight bow as is often observed. This weapon shows some evidence of firing, with some wear to the finish on the feed tray ramp on the left side. Excellent bright bore. This weapon in this condition would make a very handsome, and a great addition to a U.S. Military firearms collection. 4-37562 JWK9 (20,000-30,000)

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1004

**H&K MP-5 (FULLY TRANSFERABLE). SN 5493. 9mm cal. 8.9″ bbl. Model MP-5. This is an Heckler & Koch MP-5 registered by Fleming Firearms. Includes a sling, but no magazine. Action functions smoothly when cycled by hand. This weapon appears fully functional, and passes functions check. CONDITION: Overall appearance is outstanding with only a very slight blemish to the enamel on the right side just below the receiver and where the safety lever has been moved from position to position. This does not in any way detract from the appearance. Bore is excellent and bright. If you are looking for an outstanding condition top sub-machine gun, look no further. 4-37533 JWK7 (12,500-17,500)

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1005

**H&K M51 “SEAR GUN” (FULLY TRANSFERABLE). SN K746. 8-1/4″ bbl (10-1/2″ with muzzle). .308 cal. Model 51. Registered Sear by Quality Manufacturing, installed in FMP receiver #V169, by Vollmer Mfg. Includes seven magazines and sling. Action functions smoothly when cycled by hand. This weapon appears fully functional and passes function check. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is as new with no appearance blemishes whatsoever. Excellent bright bore. If you are looking for an “as new” condition HK51, here it is. 4-37526 JWK8 (7,500-12,500)

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1006

**MP 43 GERMAN ASSAULT RIFLE (C&R) (REGISTERED DEWAT). SN 382h. Cal. 7.92 x 33 (8mm Kerz). 16-1/2″ bbl. Model is MP44. Manufactured in 1944 by Merz Werk Frankfurt (COS), with Haenel mgf (Walt37) milled and cast parts. Buttstock is of the later lower profile type, for vehicle mount and marked “FXO”. Muzzle nut and front sight hood are missing. Ejection port cover spring not functioning. All matching numbers throughout. “cos” (Merz Werk) Marked receiver with Haenel final proof. Bbl manufactured by C.G. Haenel (Walt 37) “MP43” marked. Magazine is “FXO” marked (C.G. Haenel)and in excellent original condition without standing finish. Firing mechanism cycles properly when functioned by hand, and weapon passes function check, but action is somewhat stiff. ATF paperwork erroneously lists this as “MG43”. This may be corrected upon transfer. CONDITION: Overall finish about 50% showing considerable use, less finish on handguard. Some light pitting overall, especially on hand guard. Some nicks and gouges to metal, particularly on buttstock housing. Buttstock wood, however, is in very fine condition showing minimal bruises and scratches. Bbl is uncleaned, but has very strong rifling, and may clean up to be shiny. Chamber face shows evidence of plug being welded in. May or may not be able to be restored to a firing condition. Bolt face is pristine and untouched. Internal parts are darkened with patina, but metal is in fine condition. Wooden grips are in very fine condition with only two slight chips which do not detract from overall appearance. Although in need of a thorough cleaning, this is a fine example of an MP43 which saw some field use before becoming a DEWAT. 4-38837 JWK1 (7,000-9,000)

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1007

***M3A1 “GREASE GUN” (PRE-86 DEALER SAMPLE). SN 743552. Cal.45 ACP. 8″ bbl. M3A1 Manufactured by Ithaca. Includes two magazines–one Parkerized, one bright blue, and web sling. Action functions smoothly when cycled by hand. Magazines fit snugly and properly in magazine well. Weapon passes function check. CONDITION: Overall finish appearance is excellent. Gun retains 96+% Parkerized gray finish, bbl is shiny and bright, some wear on telescoping shoulder stock, but overall appearance is excellent. Very fine example of M3A1 “Grease Gun”. 4-37530 JWK3 (7,000-10,000)

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1008

***BRITISH BREN MARK I (PRE 86 DEALER SAMPLE). SN X9407. Cal. .303 British. 25″ bbl. Manufactured by Birmingham Small Arms, England. Year of manufacture 1943. Accessories include 1 parts set including magazine and bbl, 2 spare bbls, 3 magazines in WWII vintage canvas carrier plus gunners kit in WWII vintage canvas carrying case, and 12 more magazines in orig steel magazine carrier. Magazine carrier retains orig armorers inspection tag indicating they are serviceable as of June 1955. Also included is bipod and Bren tripod with T&E and book entitled “The Bren Gun Saga” by Thomas B. Dugelby. Guns firing mechanism moves smoothly when cycled by hand. This weapon appears fully functional. Magazines fit well into magazine well. Traverse and elevation mechanism on tripod work well. Tripod includes AA extension leg which fits into frame. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is fine. Receiver shows less than 50% orig blue with patches of bare metal showing through gray patina. Bbl retains 95% or more gray green finish. Gas port housing is bare light gray metal. Bbl markings of bbl on gun indicate Australian manufacture. Bbl SN does not match receiver. Magazines all have deep blue finish. Butt stock is in very fine condition with matching number to receiver. Very few dings or nicks but there is one 1″ x 1/16″ expert repair horizontally across top of stock, just to the rear of where stock meets receiver. Hand grip shows dings and small chipping but is of same rich deep brown color as butt stock. Bipod has scratches and finish is about 60%. Bbls wooden carrying handle also in fine condition and wood color matches other wood furniture on this arm. Tripod has typical green paint covering more than 90%. This is an attractive and very serviceable gun of a highly effective and popular design. 4-37886 JWK38 (6,500-9,500)

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1009

**DD SOLOTHURN A.G. S18-1000 (DESTRUCTIVE DEVICE) C&R . SN 82. Cal 20mm. 51-1/2″ Swiss proofed bbl. Manufactured in 1940. Swiss model S18-1000 semi-auto anti-tank gun manufactured in 1940. Gun is all purple-hued bluing with a black rubber buttplate. Cocking/crank handle on right side receiver. The magazine-well with a spring loaded dust cover is on left side on receiver. Utilizes heavy bi-pod on front (adjustable for elevation). Telescopic sight on left side of receiver. On top of scope is a tangent rear sight (graduated 200-1500 meters). Gun has removable bbl. Gun includes muzzle and thread protector. Small muzzle break (4 holes in each side). Large muzzle break (5 holes in each side). Comes with 10 magazines, 1 double mag pouch. Complete cleaning, maintenance, and armorer kit in canvas pouch with fitted compartments. Also a zippered leather pouch with two tins containing spare pins and washers, extra springs, and 2 extractors. All comes in fitted wooden crate covered in field gray paint and serialized to the gun. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Original finish is very fine plus, and has probably remained in this condition due to the care of packaging and storage. This is a complete Solothurn system with firearm, optics, multiple magazines, tools, and storage chest. It doesn’t get any nicer or any more complete than this example. Amnesty registered while consignor was employed at the Ordnance School, Marine Corps Base, Quantico, VA. 4-37477 JWK12 (15,000-20,000)

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1010

**PTRS 41 RUSSIAN SEMI-AUTOMATIC ANTI-TANK RIFLE. (C&R)(DESTRUCTIVE DEVICE). SN 96965. Cal. 14.5mm. 48″ bbl. Model PTRS-41. Mfg. by Tula Arsenal. Cyrillic letter prefix of SN was apparently mistaken for Arabic numerals upon amnesty registration. This can be corrected upon transfer from the ATF upon application. Firing mechanism operates smoothly when functioned by hand. This weapon appears fully functional. SN matches on receiver and lower pistol grip assembly. Bbl SN does not match receiver. Bi-pod SN does not match bbl or receiver. CONDITION: Overall black enamel finish crudely applied, but still providing 80% coverage. Chipping in several places with some slight corrosion where chipped. Wooden stock is detached from receiver and cracked longitudinally from the butt to the receiver socket almost all the way through. Wooden pistol grip present and firmly affixed by badly corroded retaining screw and bolt. Buttplate reinforcing collar also detached from stock and shows significant corrosion, but is present. Magazine floorplate hinge pin is missing with field expedient bent nail in place which serves functionally, if not aesthetically. Bore is unclean, yet shiny in places, and may clean up to good or better. Recoil spring tension is strong. 4-37479 JWK11 (5,000-7,000)

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1011

**RUSSIAN PTRD 41. (C&R) (DESTRUCTIVE DEVICE). SN EU370. Cal. 14.5MM. 48″ bbl. Model PTRD 41. Year of mfg. 1942. Bolt does not match receiver number, nor does bbl match receiver number, but is all of correct vintage and cataloger does not doubt that this is the way that this was brought back. Action functions smoothly when cycled by hand. This weapon appears fully functional. Cheek rest, grips, and receiver to bbl retaining screw are not present. In order for receiver to fit tightly on bbl assembly, it needs the bbl retaining screw, otherwise, it requires to be screwed 45 degrees further in order to be tight. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance – there is a very little finish remaining. Weapon covered with a gray patina, and significant pitting on receiver and behind bolt handle. Grips are not present, but bore is surprisingly very good. Mechanism is tight and crisp. The recoil spring tension is appropriately strong. This relatively rare yet historic and effective Russian anti-tank rifle would make a fine edition to either a Russian military collection or a destructive device collection. The fact that the bore is very good, more than offsets the missing pieces which would be relatively straight forward to make. This was amnesty registered while owner worked at OSSG. Ordnance School, MCB, Quantico, VA. 4-37478 JWK10 (2,000-4,000)

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1012

**MICRO UZI PISTOL (FULLY TRANSFERABLE). SN 468. Uzi parts SN 16475 on B-G Machine registered receiver. Cal. 9mm, 4-1/2″ bbl, Model Uzi pistol. Receiver marked “Action Arms Ltd.”, and “I.M.I. – Israel”. Includes one 25 round magazine and factory plastic case with take-down tools,instructions. Action functions smoothly when cycled by hand. This weapon appears fully functional. Weapon passes functions check. CONDITION: Overall finish is excellent 97+%. Slightest of ding on left pistol grip. This weapon’s compactness and renown Uzi reliability it would make an excellent close-in defense weapon. 4-37529 JWK5 (3,000-5,000)

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1013

**INTERDYNAMICS MP-9 (FULLY TRANSFERABLE). SN M00011. Cal. 9-mm. 5″ bbl. Model MP-9. Manufactured by Interdynamics of America. Includes three magazines and sling. Hard rubber handle and fore grip, robust steel construction. Action functions smoothly when cycled by hand. This weapon appears fully functional. Magazines fit snugly and properly. One of the rare original early SN guns. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is excellent 97+%, some slight wear on telescoping shoulder stock assembly. Excellent bright bore. A comfortable and handy 9mm sub-gun. 4-37531 JWK6 (3,000-5,000)

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1014

**HARRINGTON & RICHARDSON .410 HANDYGUN (AOW). SN 20669. Cal.410. Classic .410 H&R handygun. 12-1/4″ bbl is deep blued. Receiver is case hardened. Wood foregrip, and checkered pistol grip. Bbl and forearm SN is 20686, and does not match receiver. Front sight post is brass. Action is as tight as new. CONDITION: Bluing on bbl is 97+%. Receiver retains 90% case colors, trigger has considerably less, trigger guard has some scattered very light pitting over 90%+ blue forearm hardware retains no case coloring, but this is not noticeable,as patina matches color of receiver. Forearm wood matches stock handle. Stock handle has noticeable crack running from right of tang down through wood and then vertically about 1″ down back of handle. Slight chip about 1/16″ at bottom of grip at the front. Cannot be seen when viewed from left. Slight bruise to forearm about 1/2″ long on right side. Bore is near perfect, shiny and bright. Overall an extremely attractive handygun. 4-37527 JWK14 (750-1,250)

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1015

**MARBLES MODEL 1908A GAME GETTER COMBINATION RIFLE/SHOTGUN (AOW). SN 14586. Cal. 22 & .410 GA, 2-1/2″ shell. Blue finish with 15″ bbls, brass bead front sight, fixed rear sight, and locking Marbles receiver sight. Breech end of bbl has markings “Marbles Game Getter Gun” on each side with “GAME GETTER” on left side. On right side bbl marked “Upper Bbl .22 S.L.L.R.& N.R.A. LOWER BBL .410 GA.2-1/2″. Mounted with Marbles brown hard rubber grips and has its orig folding tubular frame metal stock. CONDITION: Extremely fine to excellent. Overall retains 96-98% strong orig blue with two tiny 1/8th” scratches at underside of muzzle. Trigger retains 90+% of its brilliant orig case colors. Grips & stock are crisp. Mechanics are crisp. Upper bbl bore is unclean but shiny with some darkness to the grooves. Lower shotgun bore also shiny but with some light pitting to the left side. Metal stock is truly in excellent condition. This is a very attractive piece indeed. 4-37528 JWK13 (2,000-3,000)

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1016

*SMITH & WESSON MARK I SEMI-AUTO LIGHT RIFLE MODEL OF 1940. SN 541. Cal. 9 mm. Blue finish with 10″ fluted bbl, fixed front sight and adjustable rear sight mounted on receiver. It has company name & address on left front side of receiver and company logo and trademark on left rear side of receiver. Fitted with black composition buttstock with a sling loop on left side of butt. Corresponding sling eye is around the bbl in front of receiver. Only about 1,000 of these scarce carbines were produced in 1940 with the majority of them shipped to England for testing and a few to Canada. They failed the British endurance tests and it was redesigned into the Mark II which also met with very limited success. Most were destroyed in testing and few remain intact today. This model is not considered safe to fire. Accompanied by one orig 20-rd magazine and an orig Smith & Wesson brown leather sling. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Overall retains about all of its orig factory finish to both metal & stock. Sling is also near new. 4-37593 JR65 (2,500-3,500)

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1017

SCARCE WINCHESTER-LEE STRAIGHT PULL SPORTING RIFLE. SN 13042. Cal. 236 Lee Navy. Standard grade sporting rifle with 24″ tapered rnd bbl, pedestal mounted German silver front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. It has standard markings on top of bbl in front of rear sight and left side of receiver with caliber markings over chamber area and serial number on front receiver ring. Mounted in an uncheckered, very nicely figured, American walnut stock with grasping grooves on forestock and semi-schnable forend tip with capped pistol grip & smooth steel shotgun buttplate. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms, only about 1,700 of these sporting rifles were produced. The majority of production was for the U.S. Navy in musket configuration. There were also civilian sales of muskets. PROVENANCE: Ted Knee Collection CONDITION: Very fine plus. Bbl retains 96-97% strong orig blue and receiver most of its orig finish turning plum. Cartridge box is lightly flaked on left side & bottom of trigger bow and overall retains most of its orig factory blue. Buttplate retains about 80% factory blue. Wood is sound with minor handling & storage marks and retains most of its orig factory varnish with some slight thinning & staining over top of wrist. Mechanics are crisp, strong brigh bore, frosty in the grooves. 4-36557 JR69 (4,000-7,000)

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1018

SPRINGFIELD 1ST MODEL 1892 KRAG RIFLE. SN 1446. Cal. 30/40. 30″ bbl. This is a very good example of an unmolested Model 1892/1894 Krag rifle. It shows all of the early features, including a flush muzzle on the bbl, the one piece steel ramrod, front bbl band with no relief cuts and the 1st Model Krag bolt and extractor assembly, as well as the 1st Model rear sight. Buttstock and buttplate also show the earliest type with the no-trap buttplate, with the earliest slightly round-headed screws on buttplate and a crisp 1895 dated cartouche. PROVENANCE: Peter Wainwright Collection. CONDITION: Bbl and receiver show little finish and a mixture of silvering and patina that make it pleasing to look at. The bolt assembly retains some brightness to the body, but with an aging patina on the bolt handle and thinning blue on the extractor assembly. Bbl bands show approx. 50% of the orig finish with the balance turning brown. Triggerguard assembly shows approx 75% of orig blue, as does the rear sight. Ramrod shows better than 90% of its orig blue with some surface rust accumulating under the wood line. Buttplate shows spotty patina with a little pluming on the top-strap. Buttstock and handguard show exceptional for a Krag of this vintage with nice, sharp fingered grooves and only minor scuffing. Mechanics are crisp and smooth with the bore showing dark with heavy use and only slight signs of orig rifling. Rifle shows, overall, to be a good example of an 1892 survivor. 4-38213 BEK7 (10,000-15,000)

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1019

*MODEL 1898 KRAG RIFLE WITH THE PARKHURST-ZALINSKI CARTRIDGE COUNTER/INDEXING ATTACHMENT. SN 111342. Cal. 30/40. 30″ bbl. This ’98 Krag is equipped with the ultra-rare Parkhurst/Zalinski cartridge counter/indexing attachment. This attachment encompasses three parts, first of which is attached to the receiver at the mag door, a second being a cam on the extractor and the third being a pin and spring on the receiver cover on the left hand side as a method of counting and/or indexing the cartridges as they pass through from the mag to the chamber. The rifle also has stamped into the side of the buttstock Parkhurst-Zalinski Index Attachment Feb 1901. Through the early stages of the Krag through the ’03 Springfield there are many variations and attempts to improve them. PROVENANCE: Peter Wainwright Collection. CONDITION: Rifle shows, overall, very good condition with the bbl and receiver showing 85-90% orig blue, thinning in spots. Bolt shows bright with some spotting, with the blue on the extractor mellowing. Triggerguard and bbl bands show 85-95% of orig blue with some scratching present. Buttstock and handguards show very good, with only light scuffing and bruising and a very crisp 1898 dated cartouche and circle P. Buttplate shows approx 75% of orig finish with a nickel oiler in the buttstock. Mechanics are crisp with the bore being somewhat bright, showing minimal wear. This rifle shows, overall, to be a very fine example of a ’98 Krag with the Parkhurst/Zalinski indexing attachment. 4-38207 BEK6 (12,000-17,000)

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1020

*RARE MODEL 1898 KRAG RIFLE WITH PARKHURST STRIPPER CLIP LOADING ATTACHMENT. SN 289109. Cal. 30/40 Krag. Standard Krag rifle with 30″ bbl, pedestal front sight base missing its blade which is simply & easily replaced. Receiver has usual 1898 markings. Mounted in full length walnut stock with grasping grooves and a clear “1902” cartouche on left side. All parts appear to be orig with smooth steel buttplate with trap. Rear edge of cartridge box frame is mounted with a Parkhurst stripper clip loading attachment which is riveted in place along with its guide spring. Few of these prototype/experimental Parkhurst Krags survive as the device became operational just about the same time as the Springfield 1903 was coming into production and the project was dropped. Therefore, finding one completely orig is a true rarity. Accompanied by an orig “1896” dated Krag bayonet with blued steel sheath & first type hanger. Also accompanied by an extraordinarily rare Mills canvas cartridge belt with forty rows of dbl cartridge loops and most rare of all, an attached stripper clip pouch on each front side with flap & snap closure. These belts were obviously experimental also to accompany the Parkhurst altered rifles. PROVENANCE: Peter Wainwright Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains about 85% orig blue thinning on receiver and a couple of light scrapes on the forward exposed part of bbl. Extractor retains about 75% thinning orig fire blue. Stock is sound with a few minor scrapes & scratches and handguard has a longitudinal crack from rear sight to receiver (common occurrence on these rifles) and overall retains a wonderful hand worn patina. Mechanics are crisp, worn dark bore. Bayonet is extremely fine plus. Appears unissued retaining virtually all of its orig arsenal finish. Cartridge belt is completely intact with some fraying to the front left three cartridge loops and overall is moderately soiled. A truly rare set. 4-38202 BEK5 (12,000-20,000)

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1021

*MODEL 1898 SPRINGFIELD KRAG RIFLE. SN 238363. Cal. 30/40. 30″ bbl. This 1898 Krag rifle shows to be in very good condition, overall, showing very little use throughout its 110 years of existence. It is a standard configuration for an 1898 gun. The exception with this rifle is that it shows to be in very fine condition both internally and externally. CONDITION: Bbl and receiver show approx 98% of the orig blue finish with just some very fine speckling on the top of the bbl that is barely noticeable to the naked eye. Bbl bands show better then a 98% of the orig finish with just a couple of very minor scuff marks. Mag door shows about 95% of the orig finish with some dried grease present, while the left side plate shows 98% orig finish with some very light surface spotting that should clean. Rear sight base and extractor showing nice, bright nitride blue with just some light corrosion and a couple of light scratches. Buttstock shows very good + with a very crisp 1899 cartouche, as well as proof mark and only a couple of very slight nicks on the front just behind the bayonet lug. Buttplate show 95% of its orig blue with some very light surface corrosion and the bolt shows a nice bright finish. Mechanics are crisp and the bore is bright and shiny. 4-37604 BEK9 (2,000-3,000)

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1022

MODIFIED KRAG MODEL 1892/94 RIFLE. SN 9769. Cal. 30/40. 23-3/4″ bbl. This rifle has been modified to similar specifications of a Model 1899 Krag Constabulary Carbine. Bbl has been shortened and muzzle turned to 23-3/4″ with the bbl band and front sight assembly being moved back to accommodate a bayonet. All parts of this rifle, with the exception of being shortend, the frontend are orig 92/94 parts, including the bolt, side covers, trigger, mag cutoff and mag door, as well as the rear sight assembly and buttplate. Cleaning rod has also been shortened to the appropriate length to the modification. This modification was done long ago. Their is a good possibility that it was one of the many experiments that were conducted by the Armory or even specific units. As with most military rifles the Krag was no stranger to attempts to modify, improve or shorten it. This is a very early rifle that pre-exists the documented attempts to shorten this rifle, but as with all ideas and prototypes, somebody somewhere had to get the ball rolling, and it is possible that this was one of those attempts. CONDITION: Receiver shows a gray and brown mottled patina with the bolt being also faded to patina with significant dry grease in it. Bbl retains approx 70% of orig finish with some corrosion from the front bbl band forward and below the wood line with blue turning to brown. Front bbl band and bayonet assembly retain approx 75% orig blue turning blue while the rear bbl band shows approx 90%. Model 1892 handguard shows good with mostly light scuffing present and just a couple of small, moderate nicks. Buttstock assembly shows good with only some minor scuffing, though it has an obviously repaired crack on the wrist. Model 1892 buttplate assembly with no trap shows a nice plum finish and is orig. Trigger guard assembly shows approx 60% blue turning brown. Mechanics are good and bore being frosted but with strong rifling. 4-38747 BEK38 (1,000-1,500)

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1023

*EXTREMELY RARE SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1903 BOLT ACTION MILITARY RIFLE WITH RAMROD BAYONET. SN 39246. Cal. 30/03. Usual configuration with 24-1/4″ bbl, orig front sight band with two holes and narrow blade with orig sheet metal sight cover. It has a 1902 style rear sight that has the 1904 peep attachment and usual chamber markings. Mounted in a 1-pc walnut stock with grasping grooves and a legible cartouche. It has full length rnd top handguard with grooved bbl bands, stacking swivel and sling swivels. Sling swivels contain an orig early brown leather & brass Rock Island sling. The bayonet assembly attached to bottom of bbl retains its orig ramrod bayonet with three dimple tip. It has milled trigger guard & floor plate with a smooth steel buttplate with trap containing a nickeled oiler/cleaning kit. Of the 76,689 1903 rifles manufactured with rod bayonets, 72,844 are recorded as having been altered to the 1905/06 configuration, reference The Springfield 1903 Rifles, Brophy. The remaining approx. 3,800 rifles do not appear to be accounted for and can only be assumed that the majority were irretrievably lost or destroyed during testing & use as very few all orig 1903 rod bayonet rifles remain today. This rifle appears to have all orig rod bayonet parts including the first type stacking swivel, solid middle band, smooth trigger & orig rear sight. Bolt body was apparently polished bright as it should have been and extractor fire blued as originally designed. Left side of stock has a series of small holes, apparently where a plaque had been attached. PROVENANCE: Carl Metz Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Metal overall retains a blue/gray patina with strong blue on floor plate and thinning blue on trigger guard. Wood is sound with visible cartouche and numerous nicks, dings, scratches, bruises and a few gouges and retains a strong hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore. A truly rare military rifle and a grand opportunity to own an all orig piece. 4-38419 BEK1 (15,000-30,000)

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1024

*EXTRAORDINARILY RARE SPRINGFIELD ARMORY PROTOTYPE OR EXPERIMENTAL CAVALRY RIFLE. SN 429577. Cal. 30-06. Most unusual 1903 Springfield rifle with 24″ bbl dated – – -, full length wood stock with grasping grooves and full length late style handguard. It has a grooved middle band and milled front band with stacking swivel and bayonet lug with a small tab on inside of front with a hole to accommodate an 1892 Krag style cleaning rod. Receiver, trigger guard & floor plate are all standard milled 1910 era Springfield parts. The buttstock area has the standard low wooden comb with the lower half of buttstock milled away and replaced with a skeletonized metal attachment that has integral musket style buttplate similar in shape to a trapdoor rifle. The fact that the sling loop is missing from the lower band corresponds with the fact that there is no provision for a stock sling loop. Wood is not inspected, neither does the handguard have reinforcing clips and the sight groove appears to hand cut. Also, the elimination of the butt trap for cleaning equipment necessitated the addition of the cleaning rod under the bbl. The steel addition to the buttstock is attached with three screws, a wood screw through a tang just behind trigger guard, a machine screw through the comb of the wood portion of the stock that threads into the metal itself. Third screw is another machine screw through tang of buttplate as would be found in a normal rifle. However, this screw also extends completely through the wood and is threaded into a short metal tab at toe of wood. Stock has a sgl reinforcing bolt just below bolt handle. Accompanied by a 6-page article by Kip Feiler that appeared in the Feb. 1987 issue of the magazine Present Arms. His article includes several photographs of what may be this exact rifle although he does not identify it by serial number and the photographs are of insufficient quality to effectively identify it. PROVENANCE: Peter Wainwright Collection. CONDITION: Overall very fine with metal retaining 93-95% thinning orig blue, strong & bright in sheltered areas. Wood has a small chip by steel buttplate, otherwise is completely sound with minor nicks, dings & scratches and retains most of its orig hand worn oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with slight erosion in front of chamber. 4-38212 BEK10 (7,500-12,500)

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1025

*EXTREMELY RARE SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1903 AIR SERVICE RIFLE. SN 857164. Cal. 30-06. Very unusual & rare Springfield 03 rifle with 24″ tapered rnd bbl dated “4-18″ with standard front sight sleeve containing a .100″ thick blade and a modified rear sight that has had the ladder removed and the elevation eyepiece permanently affixed with a screw. Mounted in a shortened, 29″ stock with grasping grooves and a 5-3/4” round top handguard. It has single grooved band without sling swivel and is attached to the stock with a screw through the bottom. It has straight grip with “P” proof back of trigger guard and “JFC” cartouche on left side of wrist. It has a smooth buttplate with trap. The wood has a very dark, nearly black color, possibly from an aircraft crash & fire. Exposed area of bbl is somewhat more smooth than that usually found on standard rifles of this era. Information on this rifle can be obtained on pp. 76-78 of The Springfield 1903 Rifles, Brophy. These rifles were produced in very limited quantities in 1918, probably about 910 total. Accompanied by two orig 25-rd magazines which are affixed to the rifle in place of the magazine floor plate and are loaded by means of stripper clips through the top. Also accompanied by a letter to consignor from noted Springfield dealer & authority, Peter Cardone, identifying this rifle as found. He indicates in the letter that this rifle came from the collection of Burt Kellerstadt, noted Springfield authority & collector. A hand written note by consignor dated 11-93 at the bottom of the page states that Mr. Kellerstadt confirmed that this rifle had come from his collection. PROVENANCE: Peter Wainwright Collection. Burt Kellerstadt Collection. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl retains most of its dark orig blue, thin around sight band. Receiver & bolt retain most of their dark blue oxide type finish. Magazine & trigger retain most of their greenish/gray oxide finish. Stock & handguard are sound with minor storage & handling marks and retain a dark hand worn oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore, frosty in the grooves. Spare magazine is equally fine. 4-38203 BEK2 (15,000-25,000)

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1026

*RARE MODEL 1903 MARK I BOLT ACTION RIFLE WITH ORIGINAL PEDERSEN DEVICE AND TWO MAGAZINES. SN 1035807 & Device #60839. Cal. 30-06/30 Model 1918. Standard Mark I Springfield with 6-18 dated Springfield barrel, standard sights and mounted in a later Type-C pistol-grip stock with “DAL” cartouche. It has milled front band/bayonet lug with stacking swivel and grooved lower band with sling swivel and a corresponding sling swivel in the buttstock. It has full-checkered buttplate with trap. Accompanied by an original Remington-Bridgeport Mark I Pedersen device, serial no. 60839. Also accompanied by an original Pedersen device carrying can, two original magazines and an original Rock Island Arsenal OD canvas magazine pouch dated 1-20. During the period October 1917 through March 1919, approximately 65,000 Mark I Pedersen devices were produced along with 1,600,000 magazines and 65,000,000 cartridges. In 1920, the Springfield Armory altered 64,137 Model 1903 rifles to the Mark I configuration. The last experiments with ammunition for this device were conducted in April 1921 and in April 1931 64,873 devices and 60,000,000 rounds of ammunition were destroyed. By 1938 all of the Mark I rifles in storage had the special parts removed and were reclassified standard 1903 rifles. Originally this project had been classified Top Secret with knowledge of its existence maintained among a few senior officers and testing personnel only. However, in 1945, at the end of World War II, a complete M1903 Mark I rifle and device were found in the military museum in Nuremberg, Germany. It had been in the collection for a quarter century, “THE SECRET HAD LEAKED”. The above technical information and manufacturing numbers were obtained from The Springfield 1903 Rifles, Brophy. That information is found in this book on Pages 154 through 174. It is apparent from the above numbers that 127 of these devices were not “destroyed” as reported although, undoubtedly, many were destroyed or lost during testing. The remainder wound up as surplus and in salvage yards and sold by the military for scrap. Only a few were placed in military museums and very few have ever found their way onto the commercial market making this one of the most rare military accessories in the world. CONDITION: The rifle and stock are extremely fine, retaining most of their original arsenal finish. Floorplate and trigger guard finish is slightly thin. Stock has a very few minor nicks and scratches, and retains about all of its orig oil finish. Pedersen device retains about 97-98% strong original blackish oxide finish. Can, probably one of the finest extant, retains about 98% strong original blackish oxide finish. Magazines are extremely fine, retaining about all of their original finish. Magazine pouch has had the dividers removed but otherwise is crisp and new. Rifle mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-38825 JR162 (27,500-37,500)

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1027

*SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1903/1908 SNIPER RIFLE. SN 342135. Cal. 30-06. 24″ bbl. This 1903 Springfield sniper rifle, manufactured in May of 1908, retains a Warner & Swasey Model 1908 (First Model) telescopic sight. The outfit shows to be in orig, fairly well used condition, with the exception of the scope base being a possible replacement. These early sniper rifles generally show significant use as they were used heavily in the trenches of France. Rifle is equipped with a period, leather sling and front sight hood as well as having the orig one bolt stock, which came into use right at this point in production. Equipped with a leather scope case of the period. PROVENANCE: Carl Metz Collection. CONDITION: Receiver shows a pleasing mixture of bright and brown patina with the case colors being well faded. Bolt shows approx 75% of a thinning blue turning to brown. Bbl assembly shows approx 85-90% of the orig blue turning plum. Bbl bands also show approx 85% orig blue turning plum, as does the triggerguard and floor plate. Smooth buttplate shows approx 50% finish with the balance turning to brown. The high hump, top handguard shows very good with only light scuffing present. The one bolt buttstock shows good with mostly light scuffs, with a small gouge directly in front of the scope mount, presumably from taking the scope on and off, and a heavy scratch on the wrist. Stock also has a small chip, approx 1’/2″ directly in front of the buttplate tang. Cartouche is present, but very faint and barely legible. Leather sling is in very good condition showing age, but with no dryness or tears. Telescope shows approx 75% of black enamel paint with spotty optics and a present, but very dry eyepiece. Scope case shows very good condition. Mechanics are good and bore is slightly bright, though well worn. 4-38434 BEK24 (2,500-4,000)

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1028

*REMINGTON MODEL 03-A4 SNIPER RIFLE. SN 1424080. Cal. 30-06. 24″ bbl. This is an early example of the Remington 03-A4 sniper/sharpshooter rifle that was used by the Army from WWII through Vietnam. The rifle was manufactured in August of 1943 and is equipped with a Weaver M73 B1 Telescope. The M73 B1 was the first military variant of the Weaver 330. It is also equipped with a C stock, which was standard for this rifle prior to the Fall of 1943. Rifle shows orig with the exception of the bolt body and sling being replaced. PROVENANCE: Carl Metz Collection. CONDITION: Bbl and receiver show 95% of their orig dark green Parkerizing, as does the scope base. Scope rings and telescope show about 98% of the orig blue with the optics being nice and clear. Bbl bands and triggerguard also show better than 95% of a dark green Parkerizing while the buttplate shows approx 90%. Bolt body is a green Parkerizing, while the striker, safety assembly and firing pin assembly are blued. Handguard shows good+ with only a few very light scuffs and the C-type buttstock shows good+with only light scuffing and a clean FJA cartouche, as well as an Augusta Arsenal stamp. Sling is post-war and shows near new. Four groove bbl shows a slight frosting towards the muzzle but will possibly clean better. Mechanics are crisp. 4-38438 BEK15 (3,500-5,000)

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1029

*1903-A1 SPRINGFIELD USMC SNIPER RIFLE. SN 1436422. Cal. 30-06. 24″ bbl. This rifle is very exotic and professionally done, and according to the consignor (who was a retired USMC E-9 armorer) these rifles were made up by the Marines for the Korean War. The rifle itself is a 1931 dated ’03-A1 with a Koll Morgan Stith 4x telescope installed on a MC-52 type Griffin & Howe mount. Bolt is a standard 03-A1 that has had the handle professionally modified and a modified safety to accommodate the scope. Rifle is mounted in a standard Springfield C-type stock with a checkered National Match buttplate and WWI era leather sling. Scope is accompanied by the standard leather scope caps that it was issued with that are marked Stith, San Antonio Texas. Also included is a Books hard case and spare bolt assembly. PROVENANCE: Carl Metz Collection. CONDITION: Rifle shows approx 95% of the orig gray green Parkerized finish on receiver, bbl and bands with the bolt, triggeruard and floor plate assy being blued. Buttstock and handguard show very good with only minor rubmarks present. Koll Morgan telescope shows near excellent, retaining better than 98% of its orig black finish with the Griffin & Howe mount matching in condition and color. Leather scope caps show very good. Leather sling is soft and pliable though shows significant wear. Mechanics are crisp and bore is bright and shiny showing only light wear. Hard case is in good condition, as is the spare bolt assembly. 4-38446 BEK27 (4,000-6,000)

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1030

*REMINGTON MODEL 03-A3 NATIONAL MATCH. SN 3909403. Cal. 30-06. Barrel length 24″. This rifle is one of the 140 03-A3’s that were assembled at the Springfield Armory in 1954 to compete at the national matches at Camp Perry. They were built up by the armorers because of the lack of serviceable 03’s and 03-A1’s after the second World War. They were standard Remington and Smith-Corona 03-A3’s that were never issued and had a very specific bore diameter. They were then equipped with nickel-steel 03-A1 bolts and Redfield- Olympic rear sights and bases that were set to have a possible five lateral adjustments. The triggers were then set to 3 1/2 pounds. After the 1956 national matches, the program was deemed a failure as they did not meet the expectations that were anticipated for the program. They were subsequently sold off through the DCM. This is a fine example of that rifle. PROVENANCE: Carl Metz Collection. CONDITION: Rifle retains approximately 95% of the original grey-green parkerizing overall with some varnish spillover onto the bands to make them look slightly greener. The checkered 03-A1 buttplate shows approximately 98% of the original parkerized finish. The Redfield-Olympic sight and sight base show approximately 95% of the original blue finish with some light wear and a couple of light scattered scratches. The nickel steel bolt shows bright with some patina. The upper hand guard shows good with one small nick approximately 2 1/2″ in front of the middle band and the buttstock shows near excellent with only minor scuffing present and an SA/Box cartouche on the left cheek piece as well as a rack number of 27 on the right side. Rifle is accompanied by a leather sling that is in very good condition and a front sight cover. 4-38426 BEK21 (2,500-4,500)

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1031

*SPRINGFIELD 1903 NATIONAL MATCH. . SN 1248569. Cal. 30-06. 24″ bbl. This rifle is a 1922 era National Match that shows to be in good condition as arsenal refinished. It has all the features of the 1921-22 guns, including the star gauge bbl dated May 1922 with the standard S-type stock with a very prominent DAL cartouche and a course, checkered National Match buttplate with the trapdoor. The rifle is accompanied by a Boyt ’42 leather sling and a P.J. O’Hare front sight cover. Rifle also has the period feature of having a reverse safety and a headless cocking piece. PROVENANCE: Carl Metz Collection. CONDITION: Metal of this rifle shows 98% of an arsenal refinish, having no significant scuffs or scratches in it. Upper handguard shows very good with only a couple very light scuffs that are barely noticeable to the eye, while the two bolt buttstock with DAL cartouche shows very good having possibly been lightly cleaned, with just a couple of light scratches below the finger grooves and on the left comb. Finger grooves have very strong, sharp edges. While the buttplate shows better than 95% of orig finish with just some slight blue wear on left edge. Leather sling shows good+ with some slight wear, but no tears or cracks present and is soft and pliable. Bolt is bright, polished and does not retain the SN of the gun. Mechanics are very good and bore is bright and shiny. 4-38425 BEK25 (3,500-4,500)

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1032

*1903-A1 NATIONAL MATCH SPECIAL WITH TYPE B STOCK. SN 1268516. Cal. 30-06. 24″ bbl. This is a 1903 National Match Special only available for purchase through the DCM from 1924-1928. It is described as a Model 1903 National match grade fitted to a Model 1922 type with a pistol grip stock with a military forend. This buttstock had a pistol grip that was identical to the 1922 rifle and NRA Sporter with the exception that it was a full length Military stock. Rifle is also equipped with a military contract front sight cover and a P.J. O’Hare rear sight cover and WWI style leather sling. PROVENANCE: Carl Metz Collection. CONDITION: Receiver shows approx 95% of orig charcoal gray Parkerized finish of that era and is tapped for a Lyman’48 receiver sight though one is not present. The February of 1924 star gauge bbl retains approx 95% of orig dark blue with front bbl band retaining approx 90%. Middle bbl band retains 75% of orig blue. Trigger guard and floor plate assembly retains approx 95% of orig finish with screws being blued and slightly buggered. Course checkered National Match buttplate on this rifle retains approx 95% of orig finish with a ickel oiler in butt. It has a polished bolt, with the scarce headless cocking piece, and retains the last 5 digits of the SN of the rifle engraved in it and is bright turning to patina. Upper handguard shows good with very slight damage to the front while special butt stock shows very good+ with just some very light scuff marks present. Sling shows fair as well worn but still soft and pliable. P.J. O’Hare sight cover shows fair having been painted and most of that having now flaked off. Overall a pretty fine example of an extremely rare rifle. Mechanics are good and bore is slightly dark in the grooves with strong rifling. 4-38429 BEK37 (4,500-7,500)

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1033

*SPRINGFIELD 1903-A1 NATIONAL MATCH. SN 1262836. Cal. 30-06. 24″ bbl. Rifle is very typical for a 03-A1 National Match circa 1929. It is in a C-type stock with the SN of the gun stamped into the lower butt just in front of the swing swivel. it is equipped with a bright polished bolt that is also numbered to the gun with a headless cocking piece and the seldom seen reverse safety, Also present is a WWI-era JEM marked leather sling. Muzzle has a very prominent Star gauge stamped at 6-o’clock. Rifle is also equipped with front and rear P.J. O’Hare sight covers. PROVENANCE: Carl Metz Collection. CONDITION: Rifle is in very good condition with the receiver retaining better than 98% of the orig gray green Parkerized finish with the bbl and bbl bands showing approx 98% of a military blue finish. Front sight insert is polished bright on the sides with the front rear and top remaining blue. Trigger guard and floor plate show approx 98% of the same gray green Parkerizing as the receiver with the screws being blued. Course checkered National Match buttplate showing near excellent retaining 98% of orig blue. Sling is in good condition being soft and pliable with some slight cracking where is it goes through the swivels. O’Hare sight covers show better than 98% of their orig Parkerized finish. Buttstock and handguards show very good+ with only a minimum of scuffing present and a very prominent JAL cartouche. Mechanics are crisp and tight and bore is bright and shiny. Overall a very fine example of a 03A1 National Match that would be tough to upgrade. 4-38428 BEK34 (3,000-5,000)

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1034

*SPRINGFIELD 1903 NATIONAL MATCH. SN 1228721. Cal 30-06. 24″bbl. This rifle is a 1927 era National Match in an S-type finger grooved stock and has a June of 1927 date with a star gauge stamped W1102 on the bbl under the wood as well as star on front of bbl. Rifle shows significant use but has been well cared for. Through the “Star Gauge” era stretching from 1921 through 1940 the percentage of 03 national matches as in comparison to the “03 A1” style is relatively small. This rifle presents the opportunity to own a nice honest example of that rifle. PROVENANCE: Carl Metz Collection. CONDITION: Receiver shows approx 98% of the dark gray Parjkerized finish with the bolt being polished bright, showing just a little patina and dried grease. 6/27 dated bbl retains a more blackened finish, showing better than 95% of its blue-black coloring. Front bbl band show approx 95% orig Parkerizing and the middle showing approximately 60%. Trigger guard and floor plate assembly show approx 95% of a green Parkerized finish with the trigger itself starting to brown. national match fine checkered buttplate shows 95% of orig finish with nickel oiler in the stock. Buttstock and handguard show fair to good with some moderate denting around the finger grooves and on the top center of the handguard. WES cartouche and circle P are very prominent. WII era leather sling shows good with no cracks and is very pliable. Mechanics are good and the bore bright showing moderate wear. 4-38427 BEK31 (1,850-2,750)

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1035

*SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1903/1915 NRA RIFLE. SN 608016. Cal. 30-06. 24″ bbl. This rifle is a 1915 Springfield NRA sales rifle that shows to be in very good orig condition retaining all of its orig parts with the exception of a replacement front sight hood. It has a JSA cartouched, single bolt stock with a fine checkered buttplate. Trigger guard/floor plate assembly having NRA with flaming bomb just behind the front floor plate screw. This rifle is also equipped with a period, 1917 date leather sling and a very interesting component found in the butt trap: a single wooden dowel that has been drilled and modified to retain a spare extractor, firing pin and striker assembly. This, in itself, is a very rare and unique feature as we have only seen one prior to this. PROVENANCE: Carl Metz Collection. CONDITION: Receiver shows better than 95% of its orig mottled case colors with some dried grease on it. Bolt retains better than 85% of its orig blue with the wear being on the handle and marks front he extractor. Bbl assembly and front bbl band shows approx 85% orig blue with some oxidation present on the top. Middle bbl band shows better than 95% of the orig bright pre-War blue. Rear sight assembly also retains better than 90% of the orig blue, as does the trigger guard and floor plate assembly. Fine checkered buttplate shows 90% of its orig blue with some oxidation around the outside edge. The RS 1917 date leather sling shows significant wear but is soft and pliable. High hump, upper handguard shows very good with just a couple of small scuffs in between the bands. Single bolt JSA cartouche shows very good with minor scuffing and sharp finger grooves. Spare parts in the buttstock all show very good to new condition. Mechanics are excellent and bore is bright and shiny. 4-38424 BEK33 (4,000-6,000)

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1036

*RARE SPRINGFIELD NRA MODEL 1903 BOLT ACTION RIFLE. SN 620908. Cal. 30-06. Usual configuration with 24″ bbl dated “12-15” with standard front & rear sights and normal Springfield receiver markings. Mounted in a nicely figured 1-pc walnut stock with grasping grooves and straight grip with “P” proof and checkered steel buttplate with trap. Left side of wrist has a “J.S.A.” cartouche in a rectangle. Front band/bayonet lug has a stacking swivel with a sling loop on the grooved lower band and a corresponding sling loop on the buttstock. Trigger guard extension, in front of the floorplate, is stamped with a Springfield flaming bomb and tiny “N.R.A.” markings. Accompanied by an orig brown leather & brass military sling. Beginning in August 1916 an act of Congress authorized the President to appoint a Director of Civilian Marksmanship (DCM) for the promotion of Civilian rifle practice. Under this program existing stocks of surplus or obsolete arms & ammunition were sold to individual members of the NRA and to civilian rifle clubs. A few 1903 rifles, marked as this one, were sold through the NRA prior to WWI. CONDITION: This rifle shows near excellent overall with the receiver retaining better than 98% of its orig mottled blue finish with just a couple of very light scuffs. Bbl shows better than 98% of its orig blue with just some slight thinning at muzzle, with a bright shiny bore. The front sight of this rifle shows approx. 70% bright orig blue with the wear being from the installation and removal of a sight cover that is no longer present. The front bbl band/bayonet lug assembly shows overall approx. 95% of orig finish with one scratch on left hand side that is approx. 1″ long. Middle bbl band assembly also shows better than 95% orig bright blue with one very light scratch on right upper side and some very slight oxidation down by the screw. Floorplate & NRA marked trigger guard assembly show approx. 92-95% of orig blue with some light scratches on bottom of trigger guard & some very small spots of light oxidation on floorplate. The high hump upper handguard assembly shows very good with some light scuffing and one extremely small nick on left side of sight groove. The sgl bolt stock assembly shows very good plus overall with just some light scuffing present that doesn’t even penetrate the finish. Finger grooves & “JSA” cartouche show nearly as sharp as they were the day it was manufactured. The buttplate assembly shows better than 90% orig finish with some light edge wear from being in a rack. Sling shows good overall with some drying & cracking. Overall this is a very fine example of a 1915 NRA Springfield. 4-38824 BEK (3,500-5,500)

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1037

RARE COLT RUSSIAN BERDAN SINGLE SHOT RIFLE. SN 2. Cal. 42 Berdan. Rifle configuration with 32-1/2″ rnd bbl, pedestal mounted barleycorn front sight and 1,400 yard ladder rear sight. Right side of muzzle has a socket bayonet lug and rear sight is dovetailed onto an integral rail as part of the front receiver bridge. Top of bbl, in front of rear sight, has the standard Russian bbl markings in Cyrillic followed by “No”, without the serial number. This rifle represented Colt’s first successful cartridge rifle and was designed by famed Civil War hero Hiram Berdan with a unique trapdoor design that incorporates a striker rather than a hammer. There were 30,000 of these rifles produced in period 1866-1870, all of which were shipped to Russia under contract with few ever having returned. There were approx. 100 others made for the American market with markings in English. This rifle was undoubtedly a sample piece retained by the factory. Mounted in full length 1-pc American walnut stock with two bands and ramrod. It has 1-pc trigger guard with finger rest and integral sling wire and has a smooth steel musket buttplate. Breech block & rear receiver are color case hardened. Serial number is found only on receiver ring, just behind the dovetail, under the sight. PROVENANCE: Ted Knee Collection. CONDITION: Extraordinarily fine, as new. Appears to be unfired. Overall retains virtually all of its orig factory finish to both metal & wood with strong bright blue & brilliant case colors. Buttplate retains about all of its orig high gloss blue with only slight wear on heel. Wood has a few minor handling & storage marks and one or two very minor scratches on metal. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-36561 JR68 (6,000-10,000)

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1037A

*SCARCE J.P. SAUER WWII NAZI LUFTWAFFE DRILLING. SN 337614. Cal. 12×12/9.3x74R. Fine Luftwaffe drilling with 25-5/8″ bbls, silver bead front sight and articulated folding 100m rear sight. Bbls have the maker’s name around each chamber end and also with the type of steel. Top of rib is marked with the rifle caliber. It has Greener crossbolt rib extension and extractors. Bbl flats are marked with the shotgun caliber and “65” which indicates 65mm which is a 2-9/16″ chamber. Bottom of rifle bbl has the date “12 41” indicating manufacture in December, 1941. All the bbls have Nazi eagle “N” proofs. Bottom of rear lug has a drooped-winged eagle inspector proof. Right side of the right shotgun bbl is stamped with the Luftwaffe eagle clutching a swastika in its talons. It has a double-scalloped boxlock receiver with sideclips, Greener crossbolt and three cocked indicators on the top tang. Top tang also has the thumb switch to transfer the rifle bbl to the right trigger for firing, which also articulates the rear sight. Right trigger is set. Left side flat of stock has a Greener thumb safety. Both sides of receiver have the maker’s name. It is mounted with straight grain European walnut with checkered splinter forearm and semi-pistol grip stock with raised side panels and color case hardened metal grip cap and a shallow cheekpiece, 14″ over a Sauer & Sohn logo embossed hard rubber buttplate. Right side of buttstock is stamped with a large Luftwaffe eagle clutching a swastika in its talons. Weight is 7lb 13oz. These fine combination guns were produced in moderate quantities and were installed in aluminum cases in German military aircraft for survival weapons. They were equipped with a sling, rifle & shotgun ammunition and other accessories. Given the fact that most of Germany’s aircraft in WWII were destroyed in combat, few of these fine firearms survive today. Unfortunately, the case and accessories are no longer with this fine gun. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all matching. Bbls retain about 99% strong orig blue with only faint sharp edge wear. Receiver, trigger guard and buttcap retain virtually all of their brilliant case colors, thin on the trigger guard tang. Forearm has a hairline on each side of the tip, otherwise wood is sound with the forearm retaining about all of its dull orig finish and the buttstock also having been lightly cleaned, but not refinished. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bores, probably unfired. 4-39075 (12,500-17,500)

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1038
Revised: 10/5/2009

Correction to Printed Catalog: Catalog incorrectly illustrates and describes a Pederson magazine/clip that does not accompany this lot. Note: Unique body style will not fit 1903/1917 Pderson units. Thought to only be used in Moisin-Nagant application

*ULTRA-RARE REMINGTON MODEL 1917 MARK II, THE ONLY 1917 RIFLE CUT FOR PEDERSEN DEVICE WITH COMPLETE AND UNIQUE PEDERSEN DEVICE. SN 547812. Cal. 30-06/30 Pedersen. Standard 1917 rifle with usual receiver markings and “9-18” dated Remington bbl. Mounted in a highly figured, 1-pc uncheckered walnut full length stock with grasping grooves and full length handguard. Stock has the Springfield eagle inspector mark over the number “300” below trigger guard with another eagle and the number “339” forward of floor plate. Forward end of trigger guard also has an eagle inspector mark with an indecipherable number. There is an inspector stamp “A7” below middle band on stock and a “Q” at end of stock, just below front band. Upper band/bayonet lug has stacking swivel and middle band a sling swivel with corresponding loop in buttstock. Buttplate is smooth blued steel with trap containing a nickeled oiler/cleaning kit. Left side of receiver has the Springfield Mark I style oval cutout and it has a functioning Pedersen device installed in place of the bolt. The Pedersen Device was an ultra-secret project undertaken by the government and Springfield Armory to convert ordinary bolt action rifles into semi-automatic rifles. It was commenced in the few months preceding the end of WWI and although successful, all contracts were canceled in 1921 and the government ordered the destruction of the Pedersen Devices, most of which were, in fact, destroyed and sold as scrap. Only a few escaped this destruction and are extremely rare today. This particular item was one of two authorized in Oct. 1918 at the Ilion, New York Remington plant as listed in Remington records dated Jan. 9, 1918. This information was apparently supplied to consignor by noted Springfield collector & authority, Bert Kellerstadt, as noted on bottom of a page from the Remington Archive listing the device which accompanies this rifle. The device itself is completely unmarked. Accompanied by an orig Pedersen magazine body, SN 16, without follower, spring or base plate and appears to never have been completed. Also accompanied by an orig cartridge box containing twenty orig rds of Remington Arms cartridges dated “1918”. This exact rifle is pictured on pp 163 & 164 in the “Springfield Rifles“, Brophy, and is identifiable by the visible serial number. This absolutely certifies that this is, in fact, the test rifle submitted for demonstrations on August 10, 1918 & August 21, 1918. On December 17, 1918 orders for the Mark II were suspended. This undoubtedly is one of the most rare military rifles on market today with no previously known sales. PROVENANCE: Peter Wainwright Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl, receiver, floor plate, trigger guard & buttplate retain most of their orig Remington blue, slightly thinning on floor plate & sharp edges. Stock & handguard have minor storage & handling marks and retain most of their strong orig factory oil finish. Pedersen device retains thin orig blue. Mechanics seem to be fine, bright shiny bore. Magazine body retains virtually all of its orig factory finish. Cartridge box has one small tear and is slightly frayed, otherwise is fine. Ammunition is fine. 4-38204 JR62 (30,000-50,000)

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1039
Revised: 10/5/2009

Additional Information: Also included in this lot is a unique genuine Pederson magazine (innards missing). Knowledgeable Pederson authorities have told us that they have never seen this style of magazine before and that it likely belongs with this lot.

*EXTREMELY RARE, ONE OF A KIND, THE ONLY MOISIN-NAGANT RIFLE ALTERED TO ACCEPT A PEDERSEN DEVICE. SN NONE. Cal. 7.62X54 Russian. Standard Remington made Moisin-Nagant rifle dated “1917” without serial number. It has 30″ bbl with square base barleycorn front sight and 3,200 meter rear sight. Chamber area of bbl & top of receiver have usual Remington markings and the Russian Imperial cartouche. Mounted in nicely figured 1-pc walnut stock with two bbl bands & cleaning rod. Forestock & buttstock have sling loop slots with steel escutcheons and it has a smooth steel musket buttplate. The stock, just below rear of receiver, has a 1/4″ hole drilled completely through, apparently for attaching the rifle in a shooting sled, which was used for durability & accuracy testing. Ejection slot side of receiver has been deepened & lengthened and left side of receiver has been cut away to allow ejection of empty cases from Pedersen Device. Rear area of receiver appears to also have been slightly enlarged. Accompanied by a copy of a listing of Pedersen Devices produced at Remington Ilion Works dated Jan. 9, 1918. This listing shows Order #73306 was for one Russian (rifle) with the date Feb. 1917 and the disposition was “at Ilion”. Lower part of listing states the “Russian” device was “in cashier’s vault at Ilion”. Bottom of listing has a hand written note dated 10-20-98 addressed to consignor and signed “Burt”. This is apparently the late Burt Kellerstadt, noted military arms authority & collector, wherein he is providing this paper along with an orig letter from J.D. Pedersen about “the device”. PROVENANCE: Peter Wainwright Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Metal retains 98-99% strong orig factory blue. Wood is crisp with minor handling & storage marks and retains about all of its orig oil finish. Mechanics appear to be fine, bright shiny bore. 4-38209 JR63 (5,000-10,000)

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1040

*SPRINGFIELD ARMORY 1903 (T RIFLE). SN 1314410. Cal. 30-06. 30″ bbl. US Model 1903 style T, heavy bbl rifle, was developed at the Springfield armory to meet the demand of military and competitive shooters who requested a rifle capable of extreme accuracy at long ranges. It was issued to service teams and sold to the DCM program to members of the NRA starting in 1929. The rifle was furnished with 28″ or 30″ bbls which tapered from 1.25″ at breech to .860″ at muzzle. It is a star gauge quality match bbl (Ref. Brophy pp129.) This specimen is equipped with the 30″ bbl with a removable dovetailed front sight assembly and a Lyman ’48 rear sight. It is also equipped with Unertl scope blocks on both the receiver and the bbl. The bbl is inletted into a heavy sporter stock utilizing a modified 1917 bbl band. Rifle is also equipped with a 1918 dated leather sling. PROVENANCE: Carl Metz Collection. CONDITION: Bbl receiver retains approx 95% of orig blue finish with most of the wear being around the front sight band and at the muzzle area. Bbl band retains approx 90% blue, thinning in spots. Polished, nickel steel bolt with reverse safety and headless cocking piece is numbered to the gun. Trigger guard and floor plate assembly show better than 90% of blue with more significant wear to blue being on bottom of trigger guard itself. Buttstock shows good with a few minor dings and scuffs throughout and a small crack longitudinal crack in front of the bbl band, extending to the front tip of the stock. Sporter style buttplate shows 80% of blue turning brown. Leather sling shows significant again with no significant cracks present. Mechanics are crisp and bore shows somewhat bright with a very mild frosting in the grooves, and may clean better. 4-38431 BEK30 (3,500-5,500)

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1041

*SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1903 HEAVY TARGET RIFLE WITH WINCHESTER BULL BARREL AND UNERTL 16X TARGET SCOPE. SN 1257721. Cal. 30-06. 27-1/2″ bbl. Rifle is a 1920s vintage Springfield receiver with a heavy bull bbl that measures 7/8″ diameter at the muzzle. This rifle has a heavy sporter style buttstock, with no bbl band and a single reinforcing lug toward the front of the receiver with the pistol grip being hand checkered and is equipped with a cast aluminum 1922/Sporter style buttplate. Rifle is also equipped with a Boyt 1918 leather sling. As well as a telescope, the rifle is also equipped with a Redfield front globe sight and a Lyman ’48 rear sight. PROVENANCE: Carl Metz Collection. CONDITION: Receiver shows approx 90% of orig blue, thinning slightly on front receiver ring. Bbl shows approx 85% with some thinning on the top and some light corrosion on the bottom. Triggerguard and floor plate assembly shows approx 95% of a refinish with some very fine pitting underneath. Heavy buttstock shows very good with only some light scuffing and one very small ding on the rear cheekpiece. Checkering is very sharp and crisp. Aluminum buttplate shows no finish and is in very good condition. 1918 Boyt sling shows good, with just some light cracking around the rear swivel. Unertl telescope shows near excellent, retaining better than 98% of its orig finish with just some slight wear from being adjusted, and crystal clear optics. A very nice example of a very unique heavy bbl target rifle. Mechanics are crisp and bore is bright and shiny. 4-38436 BEK26 (2,500-4,000)

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1042

*SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1903 NRA SPORTER. SN 1406728. Cal. 30-06. 24″ bbl. This Model 1903 NRA Sporter is probably one of the finer ones in existence. It shows nearly new with a bright bore and very sharp rifling and shows little, if any, signs of usage. It is equipped with the sporter stock, bbl band assembly, Lyman ’48 receiver sight with a standard Springfield front sight. It is also equipped with a shotgun type butt common on NRA sporters and 1922 rifles. Sling is a commercial copy of a military rifle sling but appears to have been on this rifle for a along time. Also equipped with a P.J. O’Hare front sight protector/muzzle cap. PROVENANCE: Carl Metz Collection. CONDITION: Bbl receiver of this rifle shows better than 98% of its orig Springfield armory military blue finish with the only significant wear being on the front sight band from removing the O’ Hare cover. The front bbl band retains approx 80% while the trigger guard and floor plate assembly retain approx 95% of the orig finish with just a couple light scratches on the floor plate itself that barely penetrate the finish. The Sporter buttstock shows near excellent with only the most minute scuff marks present. Even the buttplate retains better than 95% of it orig blue finish. Nickel steel polished bolt shows bright with no oxidation and little sign of ever being fired while the leather sling shows near new, though slightly dry. Without a doubt, one of the finest NRA Sporters still in existence. Mechanics are crisp and clean and bore shows near new. 4-38430 BEK36 (4,500-6,500)

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1043

*SPRINGFIELD 1922 M2 TRAINING RIFLE. SN 3929. Cal. 22LR. 24″ bbl. This rifle is a standard Cal. 22 M2 Springfield, bolt action training rifle, with the exception of it being in near new, unissued condition. Rifle shows all standard features with a 12/1933 dated bbl and retains no government acceptance stampings. CONDITION: Metal of this rifle shows 99%++ of orig Parkerizing, with just a few minor thin spots from being taking in and out of a rack over the years. Neither the bolt face or bbl show any signs of this rifle ever being fired. There are absolutely no brass markings on the mag. Buttstock shows all of its orig finish, with very sharp grasping grooves and has only one, very minor, impression on the top of the comb measuring approx 1/16″. It would be nearly impossible to upgrade this rifle. Mechanics are crisp and bore shows new. 4-37496 BEK4 (2,000-3,000)

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*SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1922 TRAINING RIFLE. SN 861. Cal. 22LR. 24″ barrel. These rifles were developed just after the first World War for teaching troops marksmanship at a lower cost than expending 30 caliber ammunition. 1922 Springfields in original condition are an extremely rare find because most of them were upgraded to M-1 or M-2 configurations. This rifle remains in fine original condition with the exception of having a replacement front sight blade (Shepherd). It is equipped with the original magazine as well as a period leather sling that is dry but in excellent condition. PROVENANCE: Carl Metz Collection. CONDITION: Receiver retains approximately 95% of the original commercial-grade blue finish that these guns were originally built with. The 7 of 22 dated barrel shows 88-90% of the original finish with some wear and minor scuffing present mostly confined to the front sight band. The barrel band shows approximately 90% of the original finish with some thinning. The trigger guard and floor plate assembly shows 85% of the original finish. The magazine retains approximately 95% of the original blue as does the buttplate. The original 1922 “dual-firing pin” bolt shows nice bright polish and just slightly beginning to patina. The buttstock shows very good with only a couple of light scuffs present and a rack number of 35 on the right cheek. 4-38432 BEK23 (3,000-5,000)

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1045

*SPRINGFIELD M1 GARAND (WITH GAS TRAP). SN 7492. Cal. 30. 22-1/4″bbl. This is a good example of a M1 Garand that was restored using some orig and some reproduction parts. Obtainability of orig parts for these rifles is virtually impossible, as well as very cost prohibitive, so there are some quality reproduction parts in the marketplace. This gun has been fitted with some of those quality parts. Orig parts include: receiver, operating rod, handguards, buttplate, entire bolt assembly, and most small parts, including the complete trigger housing, followers, lower band assembly, rear sight spring and stock ferrule. Reproduction and/or modified parts include: rear sight assembly, gas cyl, front sight and bbl. Receiver does have the modified 7th round stoppage and appears to have had some slight modifications done to it. Buttstock has a “GHS” cartouche and large ordnance wheel and has had the rear edge shaved to accommodate to the no-trap buttplate. Spring and short forward follower are of the 1940-1942 vintage. Rifle is equipped with a very nice “MDC” marked, 1918 leather sling. Overall this rifle gives a nice appearance and is a fine representative piece for someone who would like to add a Gas Trap to their collection. PROVENANCE: Carl Metz Collection. CONDITION: Receiver retains better than 98% of an arsenal refinish, along with the rear sight assembly. Bbl assembly shows better than 98% of its orig finish while the stainless steel gas trap assembly, with muzzle extension, shows approx 90% of a black enamel paint. Operating rod shows approx 90% finish with a mixture of orig and some touch-up. Bolt assembly show 90% orig finish. Buttstock and handguards show good with only some slight scuffing to the handguards, with the buttstock also having a couple of deep bruises on left side of wrist. Trigger guard assembly shows better than 95% of the charcoal gray orig finish, with the exception of the safety having been refinished. Mechanics are crisp and bore is bright. 4-38420 BEK3 (4,500-8,500)

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1046

*FIRST MONTH PRODUCTION GAS PORT M1 GARAND. SN 57847. Cal. 30. 24″ bbl. This rifle is a first month production, gas port M1 Garand that is an orig barreled action with several upgrades. Bbl appears to be orig to the gun, showing an August of 1940 mfg date with a T & E of 4.25. Gas cyl appears to be orig to the gun being a narrow base with a plugged front sight and a single slot lock screw. Rear sight has been upgraded to a Type 2 locking bar, operating rod has been upgraded to a -6. The follower is the orig, early variety, while the follower arm has been upgraded to post war with a cast part number. Follower rod is the later, long fork variety with a standard, WWII blued M1 spring. Bolt is a Springfield -2. Trigger group is a gas trap with 28290 on the housing with a large pad and a flat safety. The hammer is C 46008-1 with hole, trigger and spring assembly is later, WWII with ears. Triggerguard is early gas trap with concentric rings. Buttstock is a McFarland era with a faint, but legible cartouche and the handguard is of the same era with a grooved clip. PROVENANCE: Carl Metz Collection. CONDITION: Receiver and bbl retain approx 80-85% of orig finish being a dull gray-green and the heat treat mark being pronounced on the heel of the receiver. Bolt shows approx 75% thinning Parkerizing. The -6 op rod is refinished charcoal gray and retains approx 95%. Gas cyl shows a mixture of dark enamel paint and bright while the lock is slightly later and Parkerized. Buttstock and handguards show good with some scuffing and dinging wth mostly light, but a couple of moderate scuffs. Parkerized buttplate (with trap) shows better than 90% of the dark green Parkerizing. Rifle is equipped with a Korean War era sling that is in brand new condition. Mechanics are crisp and the bore shows good, though very, slightly dark in the grooves. 4-38423 BEK12 (4,000-7,000)

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1047

*SPRINGFIELD M1-C SNIPER RIFLE. SN 3414241. Cal. 30-06. 24″ bbl. This Springfield Armory M1-C sniper rifle was developed by the Springfield Armory for use in both the European and Pacific theaters in 1944. Its production time was relatively short because the receiver had to be sent to Griffin & Howe to have the scope base installed prior to heat treating. This made its term of production very short and specific. The rifle SN ranges were all manufactured between 3.1 and 3.8 million. This example falls just about in the middle of that range with a bbl date of January 1945. It is equipped with a Lyman M81 Telescope which was the earliest variant used. It is also equipped with a Hart Cone type flash hider and a Boyt 44 leather sling. The leather cheek-piece is unmarked. All components of this rifle appear to be orig manufacture to this gun with the exception of trigger guard and gas cyl lock, which are both post-war. The op rod is a -9 flat side, the bolt being a -19 and trigger group being a -14. The scope base s numbered to the gun in hand stamped numbers between the screws. PROVENANCE: Carl Metz Collection. CONDITION: Metal of rifle shows better than 95% of the orig green Parkerizing with some slight high edge wear and on the bolt lugs. Handguards show good condition with only light scuffing and some very minor bruising. Buttstock shows slightly more use with the left side having been slightly scraped down as was common at the armories. The NFR cartouche and cross cannons are still very present. M81 telescope shows very good condition, retaining better than 90% of its blue with nice clear optics. The sight knobs have no drawing board numbers and are possible early replacements. The rubber eye piece is soft and pliable with no cracks present. Mechanics are crisp and the bore is bright with a T&E of 2. 4-38443 BEK16 (7,000-9,000)

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1048

*SPRINGFIELD M1D SNIPER RIFLE. SN 1915701. Cal. 30-06. 24″ bbl. The M1D sniper program was a late WWII development for the replacement of the M1C so that the receiver did not have to be sent out to have the bases mounted and everything could be done as a retro-fit. This system utilizes the scope mounting system being put on the bbl so that no receiver modifications were necessary. No M1Ds were manufactured from new rifles, they were all rebuilds from unserviceable arms from WWII with the vast majority being built at the Tokyo arsenal just after WWII. The government thought that it would be better to send the components to Japan to build the rifles than it would be to send the rifles back to the arsenals to be done, since Japan was under U.S. martial law. This particular rifle was made on a 1.9 million receiver with the bbl being an August of 1952 manufacture. It utilized many eras of manufacture with the op rod being an unmodified -3 and the gas cyl being a saw cut. Rifle is equipped with an M84 telescope, leather sling and leather cheekpiece marked MRT 11-62. PROVENANCE: Carl Metz Collection. CONDITION: Receiver shows approx 90% of its orig dark green finish with the bbl and op rod being slightly grayer, but also retaining better than 95% Parkerizing. Gas cyl retains approx 85% of an arsenal refinish with some wear and scratches present while the trigger assembly shows approx 95% arsenal refinish. The M84 telescope shows near excellent, retaining better than 98% of its orig blue with just a couple of very minor specks in the optics. Rubber eyepiece and leather cheekpiece both show virtually new. Sling is a leather WWII-type marked MRT Jan 1970. Mechanics are excellent and strong bore that is slighlty frosty in the grooves. T&E is 3.5. 4-38444 BEK17 (2,500-3,500)

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*SPRINGFIELD ARMORY M1D GARAND SNIPER RIFLE. SN 3637111. Cal. 30-06. Standard M1D configuration with 24″ bbl, standard battle sights and 5-prong T37 flash hider. Bbl is dated “9 52” and it has the orig M1D scope mounting bracket over the chamber area with scope mount containing an M84 scope with rubber eye cup. Operating rod is a -6 that has been ordnance modified at the time of rebuild. Gas cylinder assembly shows to be post-war manufacture and was installed new at the time of rebuild. Mounted in walnut stock & handguards with a laced on, orig equipment “MRT/2 52” burgundy leather cheekpiece. It has stamped sheet metal buttplate with trap. Accompanied by an equipment list which came with this rifle, that includes the previously described cheekpiece, scope & flash hider mounted on the rifle, a green canvas Nobukl sling, a lubricant case, a scope carrying case, a 4-section cleaning rod, a cleaning rod carrying case, a chamber brush, a bore brush, a cleaning rod assembly handle and is missing the rod buffer and swab holder. These sniper rifles were designed by the U.S. Government in the late stages of WWII so that the telescope and mounting system could be retrofitted to any rifle by simply changing the bbl. These rifles saw very limited use toward the end of WWII with the majority of them being assembled in Japan after the war in the arsenals that we controlled under martial law. The Dept. of the Army Ordnance decided that it was a less costly and an easier procedure to send the parts over to Japan rather than sending the rifles back to the U.S. for rebuild. There are no specific SN ranges given that these rifles were assembled from existing stocks and unserviceable weapons retrieved from battlefields, using the receivers & all serviceable remaining parts. This rifle was sold through the Civilian Marksmanship Program at one of the two auctions that were conducted after the Korean War. Rifle is accompanied by some of the packaging that contained the accessories listed above. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl & receiver assembly retain 97-98% of the orig arsenal parkerizing from time of rebuild with one small scratch on left side of bbl. Scope & mount retain about all of their orig finish with the eye cup soft & pliable. Handguards are extremely fine with just a couple of light scuff marks on the rear one with the buttstock also showing extremely fine with only a couple of light blemishes. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. May be unfired since rebuild. 4-38823 BEK (2,500-4,000)

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1050

*SPRINGFIELD ARMORY M1 GARAND MODEL T-35. SN 609095. Cal. 7.62×51. 24″ bbl. This rifle is an example of the T035 experiment that the government ran from 1947-1952 using rebuilt arms to demonstrate the new T-35 E-3 (.308) cartridge, side by side with the standard 30-06. This particular rifle using a spring of a 1942 manufactured receiver with a 1950 manufactured .308 cal. bbl. Rifle has all the characteristics of a 7.62 conversion, including the cartridge spacer that was used to prevent an ’06 cartridge from being installed. Left side, front of receiver was milled flat and marked T-35 MOD. at S.A. 1950 CART: T65 E-3. Rifle is equipped with a late war stock and handguards and it appears that the receiver had been refinished at the time of testing. Rifle is equipped with a leather sling. PROVENANCE: Carl Metz Collection. CONDITION: Receiver retains approx 90% of its dark gray, arsenal Parkerizing. Bbl shows better than 95% of its orig black Parkerized finish with just a couple of light rack marks between the front wood and the front sight. Gas cyl is a post-war replacement and shows better than 95% of its finish. Operating rod is a standard post-war SA, while the trigger group is a -12 with a stamped WWII triggerguard. Handguards show good condition with only minor scuffing present while the buttstock shows a few more bruises and has a crisp NFR cartouche. Trigger group shows better than 98% of its orig finish and the sling, though dirty, shows very good condition. Mechanics are crisp and the bore is bright. 4-38422 BEK13 (4,000-8,000)

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*JOHNSON MODEL 1941 LIGHT RIFLE. SN A2328. Cal. 30-06. 22″bbl. This rifle was designed by Capt. Melvin Johnson, USMC and manufactured by the Cranston Arms Co. in Cranston, RI. THey saw limited sales to the USMC and were also purchased for use in the Dutch East Indies. This rifle gave the Garand significant competition at Aberdeen with its advantages being the quick change bbl and the multi-locking bolt system. The disadvantages to this rifle according to the tests at Aberdeen were the bayonet, a small triangular bayonet modeled after the trapdoor its rotary mag which was susceptible to both dirt and damage. This rifle is a nice example of a Johnson rifle having been arsenal refinished with the possibility of the front sight rivets being (correct) replacements. The rifle is equipped with a period, leather sling. With its advantages and disadvantages the Johnson rifle has certainly earned its place in history. Rifle is eqipped with orig bayonet and scabbard. PROVENANCE: Carl Metz Collection. CONDITION: Rifle shows approx 98% of an arsenal refinish, with just some slight bright spots where the bbl meets the front receiver. Front handguard shows very good, with just a couple of very slight nicks. Buttstock shows good with a couple of slight to moderate dents on the right hand side, between the trigger assembly and the rear receiver. Mechanics are crisp and the bbl is bright and shiny. The WWII leather sling shows good+, with just a little corrosion on one keeper. Bayonet and scabbard are in very good condition. 4-38421 BEK14 (5,000-8,000)

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1052

*RARE MAUSER MODEL G41M BOLT ACTION/SEMI-AUTO GERMAN MILITARY RIFLE. SN 11677. Cal. 8×57 Mauser. Most unusual rifle with 23″ bbl with G41 style muzzle brake, ramp front sight with hood and a 1200 meter rear sight. Receiver is built with the appearance of a bolt action rifle and will operate as such but will also function as a semi-automatic. It is equipped with a rear mounted bolt handle and an action cover secured with spring-loaded latches on each side of the front end that when depressed allows the cover to open exposing the entire inner works. It utilizes a 10 round box magazine that has replaced the regular Mauser style floorplate. It is mounted in a one-piece walnut stock with split front band/bayonet lug and rear band with integral sling loop and the normal slot in the stock for the rear end of the sling and contains an original German military sling. Left side of the butt is marked with a “WaA135” Waffenampt. It has a stamped steel buttplate and is accompanied by an original, mismatched bayonet with steel sheath and black leather frog. Very few of these rare rifles were ever produced and a very few of those survive today. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine, all matching. Metal retains most of its fine original factory finish, thinned and turning brown on the muzzle brake and that portion of the exposed bbl. Receiver and action cover retain strong bright blue. Trigger guard and magazine are a plum-brown patina. Wood is sound with light handling and use marks and retains most of an old professionally restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore with light pitting. Bayonet has been sharpened but is fine. 4-38987 JR163 (10,000-15,000)

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1053
Revised: 10/5/2009

Additional Information: Serial # does not conform with known 950 original units mfg. This likely was a marine armorer modification and may have been created during period use.

*US MODEL M40 (REMINGTON 700) SNIPER RIFLE. SN 323514. Cal. .308. 24″ bbl. This is a fine example of the US M40 Sniper system of the Vietnam era. These rifles started out with a Remington Model 700 action and had an air gauge, 24″ bbl installed as well as a Redfield 3×9 scope. The scopes were very specifically anodized in green for these rifles and were also equipped with a range-finder within. This rifle retains all of its orig integrity and is in fine overall condition. Also equipped with Butler Creek lens covers and a leather sling dated April 1977. PROVENANCE: Carl Metz Collection. CONDITION: Bbl action retains better than 95% of its gray Parkerizing with some very slight thinning at the muzzle. The US stamp on this rifle is below the SN and the only markings on the bbl are the Hart (air gauge) mark and the sub-inspector REP. Scope mount is electric pencil, numbered to the gun and retains approx 80% of a lighter Parkerizing with the scope rings showing better than 98%. Redfield scope shows better than 98% of its green anodized finish with crystal clear optics. Walnut buttstock shows very good+ with only some surface scratches to the varnish and a very prominent cross cannon stamp on the left side over the trigger. Leather sling shows near excellent and is very pliable. An outstanding example of a Vietnam era M40. Mechanics are crisp and bore is bright and shiny. 4-38441 BEK20 (8,500-14,000)

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*USMC (REMINGTON 700) M40A1 SNIPER RIFLE W/PROPER USMC SCOPE. SN 224797. Cal. 308. 24″ bbl. This rifle is the replacement for the M40 Sniper Rifle of the Vietnam War era. The M40A1 has been in use since just after Vietnam and is still the primary Marine sniper rifle of the day. Some of these were manufactured as new while most were upgraded M40. It is equipped with the post Vietnam War Unertl telescope and the same Redfield mount as was on the M40. It has a heavier bbl than the M40 with a countersunk crown as opposed to flush, which made it less likely to sustain damage to the rifling if dropped. Equipped with a generic, leather scope case that is in good condition. PROVENANCE: Carl Metz Collection. CONDITION: Bbl action shows approx 90% of the orig gray Parkerizing with some slight wear and scratching towards the front of the bbl. The USMC sniper scope shows 85% thinning gray Parkerizing with crystal clear optics. The base and rings show better than 95% of their orig Parkerized finish. Triggergurad and floor plate assy also show better than 95% of their orig gray Parkerizing. Fiberglass camo buttstock shows very good condition with a few light scuffs and no significant marring. This rifle is equipped with a leather sling dated 10 /79 and shows little use, thought there is some slight cracking from dryness. Mechanics are excellent while the bore shows bright and shiny. 4-38442 BEK19 (5,500-9,000)

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*WINCHESTER MODEL 70 HEAVY BARREL SNIPER RIFLE. SN 411531. Cal. 30-06. Barrel length 24″. This is an off-the-rack (not specifically mfg for GUT)Winchester Model 70 heavy barrel off-hand target rifle that was procured by the U.S. government for sniper use during the Vietnam war. It is equipped with a Redfield base with T-4 rings and and M-84 telescope. Since these rifles were considered “off-the-rack”, U.S. Property was electric-penciled into the left side of the receiver as opposed to stamped. It is also equipped with a leather WWI era sling. PROVENANCE: Carl Metz Collection. CONDITION: Receiver retains approximately 95% of the matte-gray finish that Winchester Model 70’s of the post-war era have. The 1 1/4″ diameter heavy target barrel shows a commercial bright blue and is tapped on the top for a much larger scope for target purposes. The trigger guard and floor plate retain 98% of their original finish with the trigger screws being slightly buggered. The scope and rings retain better than 98% of their original blue finish. The scope optics are crisp and clear with the exception of a couple of flakes that are in the glass. There is no rubber eyepiece present. The heavy rifle buttstock shows good condition with only light scuffing present and just a couple of very minor dings. The sling is somewhat dry and well-worn but is very much intact. The action is crisp and the bore is bright and shiny. 4-38439 BEK22 (3,000-5,000)

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*FINE STEYR MODEL SSG 69 COUNTER SNIPER BOLT ACTION RIFLE. SN 132622. Cal. 308. Wonderful counter sniper rifle with 25″ medium weight tapered rnd bbl, ramp front sight with hood, fixed bbl sight with flat top receiver mounted with orig bases & rings containing a Kahles ZF69 6X scope. Rear scope base is equipped with windage adjustment. Mounted in an olive green Fiberglas stock with checkered forestock & pistol grip that has an adjustable length buttplate and integral sling attachment on left side. Fitted with dbl set triggers & integral alloy trigger guard and magazine well containing an orig 5-rd magazine. These rifles, with their crisp clear optics, and fine accuracy are very popular with European military and American police departments across the country. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Appears to be new & unfired retaining virtually all of its orig factory finish to both metal & stock. Scope is equally new with crisp clear optics. 4-37534 JR75 (2,000-3,000)

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*SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 97 TRENCH GUN. SN 934097. Cal. 12 ga. Usual configuration with blue finish, 20-1/2″ Cylinder choked bbl with perforated metal handguard that has bayonet lug attachment. This was originally a takedown shotgun that was altered to solid frame by having the takedown capability removed. Top of bbl has a small flaming bomb proof above the Winchester proof with a large “U.S.” on left rear side of receiver. Stock is unmarked but has orig military style sling loop with a corresponding sling wire through the bayonet lug. Stock has flat bottom pistol grip with checkered steel buttplate. Lower sling swivel screw is a replacement. These fine shotguns were in use through three wars, WWI, WWII & Vietnam and are rarely ever found with strong orig finish. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains 93-95% strong orig blue. Stock has a fine hairline back of trigger guard, otherwise wood is sound with minor handling & use marks and retains most of its orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-37480 JR67 (2,000-3,000)

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*EXTRAORDINARILY RARE AND THE ONLY KNOWN CASED FACTORY ENGRAVED COLT MODEL 1902 SPORTING SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 8150. Cal. 38 ACP. Blue finish with 6″ all blue bbl, orig fixed sights with usual Browning’s Patent & Colt Patent markings on left side of slide and usual markings on right side of slide. It has a hand checkered rnd spur hammer and is mounted with orig, thick, smooth pearl grips and is accompanied by an orig all blue magazine with patent marked floorplate. Pistol is engraved in the readily identifiable style of Cuno Helfricht, with flowing foliate arabesque patterns on each side of frame that wrap around the grips and extend over the trigger guard. Both front sides of the frame have chip & dot borders that extend all the way to the muzzle end. Front strap is engraved with matching foliate arabesque patterns and has feather patterns on each side. Backstrap has matching engraving with a blank presentation banner in the center. Bottom front of frame has a matching foliate arabesque pattern with an 8-pointed flower blossom in the center. Trigger bow is also engraved to match. Sides of slide have matching foliate arabesque patterns with a wavy outside border and a chip & dot inside border terminating with a shell pattern at each forward end. Top of slide has two matching intertwined foliate arabesque patterns. Rear of slide and top rear edge of frame are engraved in feather patterns. All of the foliate arabesque patterns have a very fine punch dot background. This pistol has been examined by several noted Colt authorities and all concur with this cataloger’s assessment that this pistol is factory orig in every respect and was engraved by Cuno Helfricht himself. These letters accompany. Also accompanied by an orig, period, Colt-style casing covered in brown leather with border embossed lid and a nickeled lock & escutcheon mortised into the front. Interior is lined in dark green velvet, French fitted in bottom for the pistol with three small open slots in rear which now contain a brass cleaning rod and bore mop that consignor had especially made for this set. Left front of the case has a walnut cartridge block for 24 cartridges. This case is nearly identical to one which appears on the cover of A Collector’s Guide to Colt 38 Automatics, Sheldon, which houses the only other known cased 1902, which is a military model, SN 14765. This case has minor differences in the interior layout. There is only one other factory engraved Sporting Model 1902, #4302, which is listed as factory engraved and of this writing is not known. The pistol presented here is a “no record” entry signifying that it was a special production, probably as a presentation by a company executive. The book A Collector’s Guide to Colt 38 Automatics, Sheldon, on p. 130 states that the “Factory year end inventory dated December 31, 1904 lists two leather cases for the military model still in stock.” He goes on to say that shipping ledgers do not list these cases as ever having been sent out with orders, so it is likely only a handful were ever made for presentation purposes when the pistol was first introduced. Page 84 of this same book states that “Perhaps three dozen pistols were shipped with special order pearl or wood grips, the former being more popular.” And on p. 76 he states that shipping records indicate that only one pistol (sporting model), #4304, was factory engraved and that it was fitted with pearl stocks. As of this writing that pistol remains undiscovered. This pistol and its display won the Judge’s Choice Award at the Annual Colt Collectors Association Meeting in 2007 and is pictured on p. 24 of the Winter 2007 Rampant Colt magazine with the owner at that time. That award accompanies this pistol. There are several instances where it is stated by the various authors that Sporting Model 1902, SN 4304, is the only factory engraved specimen and that about five were inscribed. Those publications include The Colt Engraving Book Volume I, Wilson; Colt Pistols, Wilson & Habel and The Book of Colt Firearms, Sutherland & Wilson. Consignor states and has certified in a signed letter, that this pistol was received for services by a doctor in the 1920’s or 30’s and remained in that family in the Rocky Mountain West until 2002 when it was purchased directly from that doctor’s family. The individual who purchased it traded it to the consignor, making him only the fourth owner since it was produced in 1905, 104 years ago. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains 93-94% strong, glossy orig factory blue with slight thinning in a few areas and with wear around muzzle end of slide. Backstrap is slightly thinned. Hammer retains virtually all of its orig factory case colors. Grips are completely sound with one minor age line and retain great fire and color. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. Pistol may be unfired just handled & played with. Case is moderately scuffed with storage & handling marks and worn corners but is completely sound in all respects. Interior is strong & bright with only slight wear in bottom pistol recess from grip and muzzle end of slight. A truly exceptional and rare set. A once in a lifetime opportunity to own a stunning, one of a kind piece of history. 4-39045 JR224 (80,000-125,000)

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*RARE COLT MODEL 1900 ARMY 1ST CONTRACT SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 93. Cal. 38 ACP. Blue finish with 6″ bbl, orig half moon front sight with sight safety altered and pinned in place with a rnd top U-notch fixed sight dovetailed into top rear of the slide. Slide has usual markings with rampant Colt in a circle in left rear. Left side of frame has the SN and “U.S.” on left front web of the trigger guard. Fitted with high spur hammer and smooth walnut grip panels that have the “JTT” (Capt. John T. Thompson) cartouche on the lower left side under date “1900”. Accompanied by one full nickel magazine with patent marked date and an orig Rock Island holster embossed “US” on the flap. The Model 1900 pistol was Colt’s first successful semi-auto pistol and represented a tremendous leap in military firepower for the individual solder/sailor, especially in close range situations. This model represents John Browning’s genius in firearms design, also being his first successful semi-auto handgun design to go into production. This pistol is from the 1st U.S. Army Contract of only 75 pistols which were all issued for test trials and are rarely ever found in orig configuration with much orig finish. Holster is even more rare as few have survived to today. Altogether an extremely rare set. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains 85-90% orig blue, flaked & worn to a dull blue patina on part of slide with glossy bright blue in sheltered areas. Frame has glossy bright blue in sheltered areas with front & back straps a blue/brown patina. Grips are sound with light nicks & scratches and retain about 50-60% orig varnish. Hammer retains most of its orig case colors, bright on sides & back edge, dark on top. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore. Holster is sound with crackled finish on flap and belt loop with strong clean body showing light to moderate wear. Markings on belt loop are crisp & legible. 4-38970 JR142 (12,000-15,000)

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*EXTRAORDINARILY RARE IDENTIFIED PRESENTATION COLT MODEL 1900 SECOND ARMY CONTRACT SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 1501. Cal. 38 ACP. Standard model 1900 military semi-auto pistol with blue finish, 6″ bbl, half moon front sight and retains its orig sight safety rear sight. It has deep front slide serrations with a color case hardened hammer spur and original crudely checkered wood grip panel. Accompanied by a patent date marked nickeled magazine. This exact pistol is the first production piece of the second Army Contract which was altered for production after a compilation of officers’ reports from testing of the initial Army Contract pistols. These reports were compiled & collated by Capt. Odus C. Horney, who was at that time, stationed at the Springfield Armory and in charge of collating officer test comments. Capt. Horney designed a condensed report of officers’ field tests that were easily read and understood. Through Capt. Horney’s persistence and coordination with the Colt Factory and John Browning, he was able to alter the orig design to include the deeper front slide serrations and on later models to have the grip frame extended with a lanyard loop in the left heel with a commensurately 1-rd longer magazine which became the Model 1902 military. When the 200 Model 1900 military pistols were recalled, returned to Colt and sold, Colt refurbished and presented serial number “1501”, this pistol, to Capt. Horney in 1903 which presentation is reported in the book The Government Models, Goddard. This rare pistol is the only recorded presentation Model 1900 military pistol. PROVENANCE: Peter Wainwright Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Slide retains 96-97% strong refurbished blue finish with orig feathers by front sight. Frame retains 95-96% strong orig factory blue that is thinning in areas with front & back straps turning plum. Grips are very fine and retain much orig varnish with bright fire blue screws on left side. Hammer retains most of its orig factory case colors while the sight safety is blued. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-38174 JR12 (9,000-14,000)

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*RARE COLT MODEL 1900 SIGHT SAFETY SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 230. Cal. 38 ACP. Blue finish with 6″ bbl, half moon front sight and articulated rear sight that also serves as a safety, locking the firing pin in the open position in the safe position. Slide has usual markings with rampant Colt in a circle at the left rear. It has deep straight grasping grooves at rear of slide and is mounted with smooth walnut grip panels. Hammer is of the checkered spur type. Accompanied by an orig nickel plated magazine with patent markings on base. Only about 3,500 of these rare pistols were produced during period 1900-1903 when they were superceeded by the improved Model 1902. These pistols were Colt’s first successful production of a semi-auto pistol and as such, occupies a special place in American firearms history. PROVENANCE: Ted Knee Collection. CONDITION: Good. Overall retains about 25% thin orig finish, mostly in sheltered areas with balance a silver/gray patina with scattered light pitting. Hammer screw is battered. Grips have light nicks & scratches and retain a hand worn patina. Mechanics are crisp, strong bore with light frosting. 4-36587 JR49 (4,000-6,000)

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*RARE COLT MODEL 1900 SIGHT SAFETY SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 239. Cal. 38 ACP. Blue finish with 6″ bbl, half moon front sight and articulated rear sight that also serves as a safety, locking the firing pin in the open position in the safe position. Slide has usual markings with rampant Colt in a circle at the left rear. It has deep straight grasping grooves at rear of slide and is mounted with walnut grip panels that have been amateur checkered and slightly modified top & bottom. Hammer is of the checkered spur type. Accompanied by an orig nickel plated magazine with patent markings on base. Only about 3,500 of these rare pistols were produced during period 1900-1903 when they were superceeded by the improved Model 1902. These pistols were Colt’s first successful production of a semi-auto pistol and as such, occupies a special place in American firearms history. PROVENANCE: Ted Knee Collection. CONDITION: About good. Pistol retains about 10% orig finish, mostly around trigger guard and bottom front of frame with balance being a smooth cleaned blue/gray patina. Hammer retains strong but faded case colors. Magazine retains 30-40% orig nickel. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-36588 JR50 (2,500-4,000)

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*EARLY STYLE COLT MODEL 1902 MILITARY SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 14223. Cal. 38 ACP. Blue finish with 6″ bbl, fixed sights, forward slide checkering and color cased hardened round spur hammer. Frame is fitted with a slide lock and stud & ring in left heel. Mounted with rampant Colt, Colt-embossed hard rubber grips and accompanied by an all orig blue magazine with caliber marked base. This is one of approx. 4,000 Pistols of this style produced in period 1902-1907. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Overall retains about 90% strong orig factory blue with slide wear and thinning grip straps. Grips are sound showing light to moderate wear and beginning to turn to chocolate. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-38612 (2,250-2,750)

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*FINE COLT MODEL 1902 SPORTING SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 5041. Cal. 38 ACP. Blue finish with 6″ bbl, forward serrations, fixed sights, round spur hammer and rampant Colt, Colt-embossed hard rubber grips. Accompanied by an orig patent date marked nickeled magazine. Also accompanied by a Colt factory letter identifying this pistol as found with blue finish and type of stocks not listed, shipped to W.A. Abel & Co., Syracuse, NY, c/o R.M. Baker on Nov. 1, 1902 in a one gun shipment. Remarks state “Records indicate 3 pound pull.” This pistol is one of only approx. 7,500 produced in the period 1903-1908. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains 92-93% thinning glossy orig blue with muzzle end and edge wear with thin front & back straps. Hammer retains about 75% case colors. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-38611 JR (3,000-5,000)

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*COLT MODEL 1902 MILITARY SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 31570. Cal. 38 ACP. Blue finish with 6″ bbl, fixed sights and color cased hardened round spur hammer. Slide has usual markings with rampant Colt in a circle and is fitted with slide lock and a stud & lanyard ring in left heel. Mounted with rampant Colt, Colt-embossed hard rubber grips and accompanied by a correct all blue magazine with caliber marked base. This is one of only about 18,000 of these fine revolvers produced in the period 1902-1928. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Overall retains 96-97% glossy orig blue with light muzzle end wear and thinning front & back straps. Toe of front strap has a series of small nicks. Grips are sound showing very light wear. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore. 4-38613 (3,500-4,500)

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*COLT MODEL 1902 MILITARY SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 35069. Cal. 38 ACP. Scarce military version of the Model 1902 with only about 18,000 produced in the period 1902-1929, this pistol having been produced in 1912. It has blue finish with 6″ bbl, fixed sights and rampant Colt, Colt embossed hard rubber grips, a lanyard stud & loop in left heel and a slide lock. Hammer is of the later type with checkered spur. Slide has usual markings with rampant Colt in a broken circle at the left rear. Accompanied by an orig 2-tone magazine with military base marking. This model was a very popular item with target shooters well into the 1950’s due to its smooth operation and solid slide to frame fit. PROVENANCE: Ted Knee Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains 88-90% orig factory blue, bright, glossy & strong on upper part of frame and in sheltered areas, thinning over slide with gray front strap and blue/gray back strap. Hammer retains about 80% orig case colors, faded on sides, brilliant on back edge. Grips are sound showing light to moderate wear. Extremely fine magazine. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-36590 JR48 (4,000-6,000)

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*VERY RARE FIRST CONTRACT COLT MODEL 1911 SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 191. Cal. 45 ACP. Commercial blue finish with replacement 5″ bbl that is un-inspected but an orig 1911 bbl with glossy blue finish. Pistol is finished with orig glossy commercial blue with fire blued trigger, thumb safety, slide lock & hammer. Magazine catch is a third type replacement. Left side of frame has the “WGP” (Maj. Walter G. Penfield) inspector mark with small “UNITED STATES PROPERTY” on left forward side. Right side of frame has the serial number forward of the slide lock hole. Left side of slide has usual Colt markings & patent dates with 1911 being the last date. Right side of slide is marked “MODEL OF 1911. U.S. ARMY”. Slide has thin front sight and “U” notch round rear sight that appears to be a replacement. Front sight appears to be a correct replacement. It has orig short spur hammer and short spur grip safety with smooth main spring housing. The spring guide is of the orig first type and it appears that the bbl bushing is also orig to this pistol. Fitted with diamond checkered walnut grips and accompanied by a 2-tone lanyard loop magazine. PROVENANCE: Carl Metz Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Slide retains about 85% thinning orig glossy blue with a few scattered small chemical spots on top left edge. Frame retains brilliant glossy blue on upper part with thin front strap and spring housing & grip safety turned gray. Trigger, thumb safety, slide lock & hammer retain generous amounts of their orig fire blue. Grips are sound showing moderate wear. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-38448 JR43 (5,000-8,000)

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Additional Information: Transcription of the taped conversation with Phyllis Baum, Fred Gurdes’ step-daughter. Ms. Baum states that Mr. Gurdes enlisted in the army in Chicago in 1918 and reported to Camp Dick Texas for pilot training on June 3, 1918 and subsequently graduated from the Naval Air Station at Pensacola, FL. He apparently was on a ship on it’s way to Europe when the armistice was signed so they returned to the US and they sent him home. He was honorable discharged, returned to Illinois and enlisted in the reserve, later resigning his commission. She stated that when her mother died, she found Mr. Gurdes’ papers and this pistol in a box among her mother’s things and sold it to “Fritz”, one of her employees. Ms. Baum states that Mr. Gurdes maintained his pilots license for a number of years and was a contract employee to the FAA overseeing contract specifications for airports in a 7 state area and maintained his affiliation with the FAA into the 1960s. She states that Mr. Gurdes was working up until at least age 75 and he drove back and forth from Burlington, WI to Chicago, IL, an 86 mile trip. Ms. Baum also states that in order for the FAA to keep him on, they had to classify him as a consultant. Mr. Gurdes was also an electrical engineer and helped install street lights and electrical systems in several of the Chicago suburbs. The gentleman interviewing Ms. Baum, asks about the German medal which he had translated as “Given by the German and Austro-Hungarian Aid Society”. Ms. Baum replied that it was certainly possible as Mr. Gurdes’ father was second generation German and that somewhere in the late 1800s the name had been mistakenly changed from Geerdes to Gurdes.

*IDENTIFIED SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1911 SEMI-AUTO MILITARY PISTOL. SN 80535. Cal. 45 ACP. High condition Springfield 1911 from the first Springfield contract which was awarded in 1914. It has usual configuration with 5″ bbl, fixed sights, usual slide markings with the flaming bomb on the left rear end and American eagle on the right side. Frame has the Springfield flaming bomb on the left side just above the magazine release and it has “UNITED STATES PROPERTY” on the left forward side. Mounted with diamond checkered walnut grips. The slide lock & bbl have small “S” proofs. Bbl bushing is not marked and may be a period of use replacement. Further disassembly was not effected to check for other “s” marked parts. Hammer is of the long spur type with short spur grip safety and straight smooth mainspring housing. Magazine is the early Springfield type with folded base & lanyard loop with a copper pad on the top rear. This pistol was the property of Fred Gurdes, a WWI aviator. Also accompanied by a photograph of a WWI aviator in leather helmet & jacket with fur rimmed goggles which is noted on the back “FRED GURDES / NOV 1918”. Additionally accompanied by a rare half wing with American shield that has “US” superimposed on bottom half. Further accompanied by a WWI Victory Medal and a small iron cross that has the images of Kaiser Wilhelm and another emperor over the date “1915”. The back has the hand scratched date “10/3/15” with an inscription in German, probably an association or meeting medal. And finally accompanied by a miniature cassette dated 10-17-93 with the note “Conversation w/Phyllis Baum – Fred Gurdes’ step-daughter”. (Note: Insert notes from tape)Additionally accompanied by a book from “U.S.Air Force Museum”. PROVENANCE: Peter Wainwright Collection. CONDITION: Pistol is extraordinarily fine, near new. Retains virtually all of its fine orig Springfield satin blue finish with only slight muzzle edge wear and some faint sharp edge wear. The area of the slide around the front sight is somewhat dull. Grips are crisp showing very light diamond point wear. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. Magazine is very fine. Photograph and other accompaniments are also fine. 4-38218 JR108 (6,000-10,000)

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*SCARCE EARLY COLT MODEL 1911 NAVY SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 40169. Cal. 45 ACP. Commercial blue finish with 5″ bbl that has “PH” proofs parallel to the bore. Slide has usual Colt markings with 1911 last patent date and rampant Colt without circle at left rear. Right side of slide is marked “MODEL OF 1911. U.S. NAVY”. Left side of frame has the “WGP” (Maj. Walter G. Penfield) inspector mark just above magazine release and small “UNITED STATES PROPERTY” on left forward edge. Right side has serial number back of slide lock hole. Mounted with diamond checkered walnut grips and accompanied by a 2-tone lanyard loop magazine. Fitted with the wide spur hammer and a short spur grip safety with straight mainspring housing. This appears to be an all original early 1911 Navy. PROVENANCE: Carl Metz Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Overall retains 96-97% strong orig commercial blue with only light muzzle edge wear, a few minor scratches on top of slide and lightly thinned front strap. Grips are crisp with very minor diamond point wear. Magazine is flaked & stained with some spots of rust. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore. 4-38449 JR44 (5,000-7,000)

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*COLT MODEL 1911 SEMI-AUTO REVOLVER. SN 489759. Cal. 45 ACP. WWI blue/black brush military finish with 5″ bbl that has connected “HP” proof on top. Slide has usual markings on left side and “MODEL OF 1911. U.S. ARMY” on right side. It has eagle head Springfield inspector mark over “S17” just above magazine release and has “U.S. PROPERTY” on left front edge of frame. Mounted with diamond checkered walnut grips and is accompanied by a 2-tone military magazine. Also accompanied by an unmarked Kraft colored 2-pc cardboard box and a steel & OD cotton braided lanyard. While production of these “black” 1911’S was fairly high, few remain with orig finish as this finish was very soft and easily worn. Given that the majority of this production was issued during the war and saw hard service, it is understandable that so few have orig finish. PROVENANCE: Ted Knee Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus with slide having only faint muzzle end wear and the slide slightly thinned around front edge. There are a couple of small spots of rust on front strap and mainspring house is flaked, not worn to about 60% orig finish. Right grip was not completely finished and has very thin checkering around top diamond. Both grips are crisp showing extremely light wear. Magazine is extremely fine. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. Box & lanyard are as new. 4-36625 JR59 (4,000-6,000)

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*WONDERFUL COLT MODEL 1911 SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 497009. Cal. 45 ACP. Blue/black brushed military finish with 5″ bbl having a combined “HP” proof parallel to bore on top with an upside down “V” proof on right side of lug. Left side of frame, above magazine release, has the Springfield eagle head with the number “4” and has the “UNITED STATES PROPERTY” marking on left front of frame. Left side of slide has the usual Colt patent markings with rampant Colt and right side “MODEL 1911.U.S. ARMY”. Mounted with diamond checkered walnut grips with heart shaped cutouts in grip frame. All other parts appear to be orig 1911 and orig to this pistol. Accompanied by a fine military 2-tone magazine. PROVENANCE: Ted Knee Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Overall retains about 95-97% strong orig brush finish blue with only slight muzzle & sharp edge wear and some thinning to front strap. Mainspring housing has flaked to about 60% orig blue with flaked areas a medium patina. Rear edges of frame are thin. Magazine is very fine. Grips are crisp with light diamond point wear, heavier on right bottom. Mechanics are crisp, strong bore with fine pitting. 4-36592 JR40 (2,500-4,000)

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*EXTREMELY RARE U.S. SWITCH & SIGNAL PROTOTYPE OR PRE-PRODUCTION SAMPLE MODEL 1911A1 SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 48. Cal. 45 ACP. Usual configuration with dark gray parkerized finish, 5″ all blue bbl with large “P” on left side of lug and no other visible markings. Left side of frame is without inspector initials and right side is marked in hand stamped letters “S&S CO” with the usual “NO” prefix and the hand stamped number “48”. Mounted with checkered brown composition grips that have small donuts that are marked on inside with a “K” inside a 5-point star and has cruciform style reinforcements. Accompanied by an all blue R-code magazine. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Overall retains virtually all of its orig factory parkerized finish with only faint muzzle edge wear. Grips are also extremely fine. May have been fired, but if so, very little. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-38485 (6,000-8,000)

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*RARE TRANSITION COLT MODEL 1911A1 SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 707849. Cal. 45 ACP. Blue military finish with 5″ bbl, unproofed on top with “COLT 45 AUTO” on the lower left side and a large “G” on bottom in front of the lug. Left side of frame has the intertwined “WTG” (Maj. Walter T. Gorton) inspector initials above magazine release. Right side of frame is marked “UNITED STATES PROPERTY” with the serial number and it is fitted with full checkered walnut grips. Slide has usual 1911 markings on left side. Right side is marked “MODEL OF 1911. U.S. ARMY”. Frame has the short checkered trigger with 1911A1 style relief cuts by the trigger opening, a wide full checkered long-spur hammer with long grip safety and checkered arched mainspring housing. Accompanied by a 2-tone military L-code magazine. This production run from serial number 700,001 through 710,000 was Colt’s first production of what was to become the Model 1911A1 military pistol. It incorporated a number of the earlier Model 1911 features with some of the above mentioned changes. The Colt Company, being the frugal manufacturers they were, continued to use leftover parts from their 1911 production which had ceased in 1919. Few unaltered specimens are known today, especially those retaining orig finish. PROVENANCE: Carl Metz Collection. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Slide retains 97-98% strong orig blue with very slight muzzle edge wear and a few tiny flaked spots on top. Frame retains about all of its orig blue with the front strap turning plum and grip safety about 50% orig blue with balance turned plum. There is a small wear spot on left front end of frame. Grips are crisp with light diamond point wear. Magazine has a small dent in front and shows wear. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore. 4-38451 JR45 (4,000-6,000)

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*RARE 1924 TRANSITION COLT FIRST PRODUCTION 1911A1 SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 702024. Cal. 45 ACP. Blue military finish with 5″ bbl having the intertwined “HP” proof parallel to the bore on top of the chamber. Left side of frame has the intertwined “WTG” (Maj. Walter T. Gorton) inspector initials above magazine release. Right side of frame is marked “UNITED STATES PROPERTY” with the serial number and it is fitted with full-checkered walnut grips. Slide has usual 1911 markings on left side with rampant Colt without circle at left rear. Right side is marked “MODEL OF 1911. U.S. ARMY”. Top rear edge of slide in the hammer slot has a small “H” proof . Frame has the short checkered trigger with 1911A1 style relief cuts by the trigger opening, a wide full checkered long-spur hammer with short grip safety and checkered arched mainspring housing. Accompanied by a 2-tone military magazine with slightly modified toe. This production run from serial number 700,001 through 710,000 was Colt’s first production of what was to become the Model 1911A1 military pistol. It incorporated a number of the earlier Model 1911 features with some of the above mentioned changes. The Colt Company, being the frugal manufacturers they were, continued to use leftover parts from their 1911 production which had ceased in 1919. Few unaltered specimens are known today, especially those retaining orig finish. PROVENANCE: Carl Metz Collection. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Slide retains about 80% strong orig blue with flaking on left side. Frame retains about 60-70% strong orig blue turned to patina on front strap, grip safety & spring housing, strong & bright in other areas. Grips have a chipped left toe and show moderate wear. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-38452 JR42 (3,000-5,000)

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*FINE COLT GOVERNMENT MODEL SEMI-AUTO PISTOL WITH MEXICAN PLAQUE. SN C96360. Cal. 45 ACP. Blue finish with 5″ bbl, fixed sights, diamond checkered walnut grips and S-code all blue WWII magazine. Left side of slide has usual markings and rampant Colt without circle at left rear edge. Right side of slide & frame have usual markings with the addition of a rectangular plaque attached to right side of slide below ejection port which is inscribed “C96360 / PERMISION DE LLEVAR DURANTE / EL EXPEDICION AL INTERIOR / FED. PMTD. MEXICO 1920”. Rough translation is Permission to carry on an expedition to the interior dated 1920. PROVENANCE: Ted Knee Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains 95-96% glossy orig blue with slight muzzle edge wear and thinning to the mainspring housing. There is a small spot of touch up on the slide just above the attached plaque. Grips show very light wear with a few chipped diamonds and are clean with very little hand oil staining. Mechanics are crisp, very bright shiny bore. Magazine is fine. 4-36591 JR41 (3,000-5,000)

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1074

*EXTREMELY RARE 500,000TH REMINGTON RAND MODEL 1911A1 PRESENTATION SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 500000. Cal. 45 ACP. Standard 1911A1 with parkerized finish, blued 5″ bbl and full checkered brown plastic grips with donuts. Accompanied by an all blue R-code magazine. Left side of frame, above magazine release, has usual “FJA” inspector initials for Lt. Col. Frank J. Atwood, who was, at that time, Chief of the Rochester Ordnance District. Left forward side of frame is panograph inscribed through the parkerizing “OCTOBER 17, 1944”. Right side of frame, in the normal position of the serial number, is inscribed through the parkerizing “NO 500,000X”. It also has usual property & model markings along with the small ordnance wheel at right rear. Right side of slide is inscribed through parkerizing “500,000TH PISTOL AUTOMATIC CALIBER.45 / MADE BY REMINGTON RAND INC., SYRACUSE, N.Y.”. Also accompanied by a fine, contoured walnut stand with brass plaque. Additionally accompanied by a copy of an undated article by Edward Scott Meadows which appeared in The Gun Report which mentions this specific pistol and its orig wooden stand with inscribed plaque. Also accompanying is a copy of another undated page from The Gun Report which was part of the ordnance dispatch column by Mr. Meadows which includes a letter from Peter Wainwright advising that he owns serial number “500,000”. Mr. Wainwright, in his letter, states that this pistol was in the Remington Exhibit at the Cody Firearms Museum. Mr. Meadows, in his reply, states “It is unfortunate that the stand for the pistol was separated as it bore the plaque which identified it as having been presented to Lt. Col. Atwood.” Additionally accompanied by a notarized letter from Collector Arms International Inc. of Haymarket, Virginia over the signature of Jim Clippard, Sales Director, wherein he states that this pistol, identified by serial number, was purchased from Mrs. Lucinne Atwood, widow of Frank James Atwood, who stated at the time of purchase in July 1977, “that the pistol had been taken off the line at the Remington Rand Company and presented to Lt. Col. F.J. Atwood in appreciation of his services as the government inspector during that period. Mrs. Atwood further stated that the weapon had remained in her husband’s possession from the time of presentation until his death.” PROVENANCE: Peter Wainwright Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, as new. Overall retains about 99% strong orig gray/green parkerized finish with only slight muzzle edge wear. May have been fired, but if so, very little. Stand is equally new. 4-38175 JR31 (3,500-5,000)

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1075

*FINE COLT MODEL 1911A1 SEMI-AUTO MILITARY PISTOL IN ORIGINAL BOX. SN 1702887. Cal. 45 ACP. Standard Colt 1911A1 with 5″ all blue bbl marked “COLT 45 AUTO” on lower left side and a partial proof in front of the lug. Slide has usual markings on left side with orig thick front sight & square notch flat top rear sight and a “P” proof in front of the rear sight. Frame has usual markings on the right side with a small ordnance wheel behind the grip. Left side of frame has “G.H.D.” (Lt. Col. Guy H. Drewry) inspector initials above magazine release and a “P” proof below magazine release. Mounted with full checkered brown composition grips with large donuts. Accompanied by two orig all blue, S-code magazines, one still new in the pink vapor barrier paper. The other has “C-S” stamped on the toe. Also accompanied by its orig Kraft colored, 2-pc cardboard box with orig vapor barrier paper inside and numbered to this pistol in pencil on the bottom. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Overall retains about 98% strong orig parkerized finish with some slight muzzle edge wear and slight wear to front tip of the frame and sharp edges around trigger bow. Front strap has a couple of minor nicks and very slight thinning to finish. Grips show slight diamond point wear. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. Spare magazine is new & unused. Box is solid with light soil. 4-38972 JR144 (3,500-5,000)

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1076

*SCARCE COLT EARLY MODEL 1911A1 SEMI-AUTO MILITARY PISTOL. SN 825826. Cal. 45 ACP. Scarce early 1911A1 with all blue 5″ military bbl marked on lower left side “COLT 45 AUTO” with a large “G” proof on bottom in front of the lug. Bbl busing is also orig blue. Balance of the pistol has dark gray/green parkerizing with usual slide markings and orig fixed sights. Left side of the frame, above magazine release has the “WB” (Col. Waldemar Broberg) inspector initials and a “P” proof below magazine release. Slide is numbered to the frame under the firing pin retainer. Frame has usual markings on the right side with small lettering and is mounted with full checkered brown composition grips with large donuts. Accompanied by one orig, full parkerized, S-code magazine. CONDITION: Extraordinarily fine, new & unfired. Retains virtually all of its orig factory finish with only faint front edge wear on very tip of frame. Balance of finish is crisp & clean. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Magazine shows light wear. 4-38971 JR143 (3,500-5,000)

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1077

*RARE INTACT ORIGINAL SMITH & WESSON AIRCREWMAN DA REVOLVER W/HOLSTER. SN C232999. Cal. 38 Spcl. Blue/black anodized finish with 2″ steel bbl and aluminum cylinder. It also has an alloy frame with flat latch, case colored hammer & trigger and is mounted with diamond checkered magna walnut grips numbered to this revolver which are fitted with Air Force medallions. Top left side of top strap is marked “REVOLVER, LIGHTWEIGHT, M13” and back strap “PROPERTY OF U.S. AIR FORCE”. Left side of frame in forward web of trigger guard is stamped with a small “P” inspector mark. Left side of bbl is marked “SMITH & WESSON” and right side “AIRWEIGHT / 38 SPECIAL CTG.”. Very few of these rare revolvers of the few thousand produced in the 1950’s survive today in orig configuration. When the revolvers were initially produced the Air Force procured a special cartridge just for the aluminum cylinders in these revolvers. Later, Air Force personnel were injured when they attempted to fire normal strength cartridges in the aluminum cylinders which caused them to rupture. Realizing the danger posed by this situation the Air Force issued a recall order in the late 1950’s directing that each Air Force base mutilate and therefore destroy both the Smith & Wesson and Colt revolvers with the resulting metal sold as scrap. While this order was apparently carried out as well as humanly possible, human nature being what it is, apparently there were a few “midnight requisitions” between the supply personnel who retrieved them and the salvage yard where they were mutilated. Regardless, extremely few of these rare revolvers survive today in orig configuration. It is the experience of this cataloguer, having been issued a Smith & Wesson Aircrewman in 1959 for a brief period of time, that a few of the revolvers were recalled at some earlier point and the chambers fitted with steel sleeves to accommodate the possibility of more powerful ammunition being used. This revolver is 100% original. Accompanied by an original black leather USAF marked holster, a bill of Sale from noted handgun dealer/authority, William O. Drollinger, and by a copy of an article by Maj. Lewis E. Yearout which appeared in the July/August 1991 magazine Man at Arms. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all matching including cyl, bbl & grips. Overall retains virtually all of its orig factory finish with a tiny scrape on top front of frame and a faint cylinder line. Hammer & trigger retain brilliant case colors. Grips are crisp. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-37540 JR29 (3,000-5,000)

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1078

*NORWEGIAN MODEL 1914 SEMI-AUTO PISTOL WITH NAZI MARKINGS. SN 29646. Cal. 11.25 mm (45 ACP). Matte black oxide finish. Colt licensed clone with 5″ bbl, matching numbered to this pistol with Nazi waffenampt “WaA 64″(?). Left side of slide has usual Norwegian markings with the Nazi waffenampt toward the front and a crown “K” proof over serial number. Right side of slide is dated “1945”. Most visible parts are matching numbered and it is fitted with black painted diamond checkered wood grips. It has a short grip safety spur with checkered wide spur hammer and straight smooth mainspring housing. Accompanied by an orig black leather Norwegian military holster, a black leather 3-pocket magazine pouch containing three spare orig nickel plated lanyard loop magazines plus the magazine in the pistol. Also accompanied by an extremely rare & unusual conversion kit for firing 22 cartridges which consists of a bbl numbered “222” with fixed lug and six sub-caliber adapters. PROVENANCE: Carl Metz Collection. CONDITION: Pistol is very fine plus. Overall retains about all of its fine black phosphate finish, possibly an old arsenal redo. Grips show moderate wear. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. Holster is sound & supple and retains most of its orig black finish as does magazine pouch. All four magazines are very fine as is the conversion unit. 4-38450 JR46 (3,000-5,000)

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1079
Revised: 9/11/2009

Additional Information: This lot is accompanied by a signed and notarized affidavit from the consignor’s family, stating the history of how the gun was obtained.

*EXTREMELY RARE HINO-KOMURO BLOW FORWARD SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 435. Cal. 8 mm Nambu. Most unusual pistol designed by Japanese Army Lt. Kumazo Hino and supported financially by civilian Tomojiro Komuro who were issued a patent on March 5, 1904. Produced in very limited quantities, probably less than 500, according to Japanese Military Cartridge Handguns 1893-1945, Derby & Brown, it was offered in calibers 5 mm to 8 mm, and according to the referenced book, only two others in 8 mm are known, this being the third. This pistol is extremely unusual in that the 8-rd magazine release is mounted on bottom of front strap in a position where it can be accidentally released. Magazine feeds in a normal manner, however the loading process is altogether different from other semi-auto pistols in that the bbl is pulled forward by means of grasping grooves forward on its sides until the action locks open. Upon squeezing the grip safety & trigger the bbl is spring released to the rear, stripping a cartridge into the chamber and firing it against a fixed firing pin at rear of breech block; firing returns the bbl forward to battery ready to be discharged again. 8-1/2″ rnd bbl with integral rails on each side which slide inside the octagon to rnd bbl shroud which is integral to frame & grip frame. It has a tapered dovetailed half moon front sight and fixed rear sight. Grip frame is mounted with checkered walnut panels and back strap has an integral lanyard ring at the heel. Top of back strap has two Japanese characters, which the above reference book reports as “tok kyo”, with the patent number “7165” below. Serial number 435 is just above the lanyard ring. Both sides of rear part of top frame are hand engraved with Kanji characters which translate in Japanese Sea Terms to “Fresh Water Section”, suggesting Navy use. The magazine base is also substantially different than any pictured in the reference book;it is apparently walnut with a small grasping area protruding below the grip frame unlike others that have Luger style bases or metal bases with extended toes. This model is examined in great detail on pp. 26-40 of the referenced publication. Accompanied by a brown leather flap holster that fits this pistol extremely well. Rear of holster does not appear to have had a belt loop attachment which is somewhat in keeping with the Japanese style of using a sash instead of a belt. The holster now has two hand cut slots to attach it to a belt. Consignor states the item was obtained in the days following the Japanese surrender in 1945 by his Father in the area of Shanghai China while stationed aboard a USN minesweeper in Shanghai Bay. The pistol and holster have remained in the family’s possession since this time. CONDITION: Good to very good. No orig finish remains, only an overall smooth gray/brown patina on metal. Left grip has a small chip by the trigger, otherwise grips are sound showing moderate wear and retaining traces of orig varnish. Magazine is mostly a mottled gray metal color with sound base. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. Holster is fine showing light wear. 4-37586 JR39 (20,000-30,000)

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1080

*RARE GRAND-PAPA NAMBU SEMI-AUTO PISTOL WITH SHOULDER STOCK. SN 2041. Cal. 8 mm Nambu. Blue finish with 4-3/4″ tapered rnd bbl, square base dovetailed barleycorn front sight and 500 yard rear sight. The chamber marking is the four interconnected circles of the Koishikawa Arsenal in Tokyo. It has blue finish with straw colored trigger, magazine release & extractor. Mounted with full checkered matching numbered walnut grips. The front strap at the toe is marked with two small Japanese or Thai characters and the back strap, above the stock attacmnet slot, is stamped with the Thai/Siamese charka. It is accompanied by two matching numbered magazines. One magazine is in orig nickel finish and the other is blued, an old refinish. Also accompanied by an orig Papa Nambu stock with telescoping pistol attachment and 1-pc walnut body with hinged lid. Belt loop should strap attaching iron on back is matching numbered to pistol while pistol attaching iron on the toe is numbered “2051” (assembler’s mistake??). A special compartment on front edge in holster contains the spare magazine with a small compartment at rear edge containing an orig bent wire cleaning rod. According to Japanese Military Cartridge Handguns 1893-1945, Derby & Brown, this pistol was produced in limited quantities probably less than 2,400. Several of these rare pistols with Thai markings are known and Thai markings are found on both front & back straps, “usually on the front”. CONDITION: Very fine, all visible parts are matching along with the two magazines and stock body, except the stock attaching iron as noted. Pistol overall retains about all of a fine arsenal restored finish which was accomplished before the Thai markings were stamped onto grip straps. Grips are dark & oil stained with a few chipped diamonds on left side. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore with fine pitting. Stock has a short crack above belt hanger, otherwise is completely sound with handling & use marks and retains most of its orig varnish. Attaching iron retains about 80% thinning orig blue turning plum. Altogether a very rare set. 4-37543 JR37 (10,000-15,000)

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1081

*RARE DWM 1900 AMERICAN EAGLE TEST LUGER WITH EXTRAORDINARILY RARE ORIGINAL CARDBOARD BOX. SN 6201. Cal. 30 Luger. Blue finish with 4-3/4″ tapered rnd bbl, dovetail front sight with V-notch rear sight on rear toggle. It has dished toggles with latch & flat bolt with the American eagle over chamber area. Mounted with full checkered matching numbered walnut grips and has wide trigger guard with narrow trigger and grip safety. Thumb safety has short, rounded, checkered, domed pad. Pistol is not proofed and does not have the “GERMANY” export mark. Accompanied by two nickeled body magazines with unmarked wooden bases, however they have a tiny flaming bomb proof. The last two digits of serial number are on all major parts including the right end of lock bolt. Safety is engaged in the up position with exposed area bright. Additionally accompanied by a pair of smooth walnut Ideal grips and an orig Ideal leather & steel attachable shoulder stock. Also accompanied by a red velvet lined mahogany casing French fitted in bottom for the pistol, spare magazine, Ideal grips and Ideal stock. Covered compartment in left front contains 7-rds of 30 caliber ammunition with a small screwdriver along with the orig functioning key. More importantly however, it is accompanied by an extraordinarily rare orig hinged lid black cardboard box with Schoverling, Daly & Gales paper label on top. The label lists the dimensions and specifications of the Luger and pictures a hand holding a Model 1900 Luger. Only 1,000 of these rare pistols were purchased by the U.S. Government for test trials, all found in the serial range between about serial numbers 6,100 and 7,100. These pistols were issued to various military units for testing for a limited period of time and when they were not accepted for military purchase they were recalled to the arsenals and sold as surplus. PROVENANCE: Ted Knee Collection. CONDITION: Pistol is very fine retaining about 90% thin orig blue with a few scattered nicks & dings. Retains generous amounts of orig straw colors, faded on thumb safety and ejector, trigger & lock bolt are still fairly strong. Grips are sound, having been cleaned and show light diamond point wear with a couple of red stains on each side. Mechanics are crisp, sharp strong bore, frosty in the grooves. Magazines are extremely fine. Ideal grips are sound and show light to moderate wear and retain a light oil finish. Stock has crackled leather with slight mouse damage on one side and retains most of its dark burgundy or black finish. Metal retains 60-70% orig blue missing 3 screws. Case is extremely fine. The rare cardboard box shows edge damage on the lid with heavy soil on label with a few losses on edges of the lid and light chips & nicks elsewhere but is basically intact. Altogether an extremely rare offering of a test Eagle Luger with orig box. 4-36628 JR56 (6,000-10,000)

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1082

*RARE DWM MODEL 1900 AMERICAN EAGLE TEST LUGER. SN 7151. Cal. 30 Luger. Blue finish with 4-3/4″ tapered rnd bbl, dovetail square base front sight and the American eagle stamped over chamber area. Pistol is not proofed, is not marked “GERMANY” and has the last two digits of serial number correctly on the various parts with the lock bolt marked on left end. It has the wide trigger guard with narrow trigger, narrow grip safety and checkered 2nd type pad on thumb safety. The safety is engaged in the up position with the exposed area white. Magazine appears to be orig with nickeled body and unmarked wood base. Pistol is fitted with smooth walnut Ideal stocks and is accompanied by an orig metal & leather Ideal holster. There were only 1,000 of these pistols purchased by the U.S. Government for test trials and when the Luger was rejected the pistols were recalled and sold as surplus. CONDITION: Fine. All matching except grips & magazine, which is unnumbered. Overall retains about 95% strong blue with sharp edge & high point wear only with a little touch-up on the grip frame. Straw colors are thinned on face of trigger and ejector, strong elsewhere. Left grip has a longitudinal crack, otherwise grips are sound retaining a smooth hand worn patina. Grip frame is fine. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore with light frosting. Holster is slightly crackled but sound and retains most of its orig dark burgundy finish on leather with the metal mostly flaked to a smooth even dark patina. 4-38296 JR33 (6,000-10,000)

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1083

*RARE DWM I SERIES 1920 COMMERCIAL WITH GRIP SAFETY SOLD BY KREIGHOFF. SN 8459i. Cal. 30. 3-5/8″ bbl, dovetailed blade front sight, no markings over chamber and “DWM” marked toggle. Left side of frame is stamped “HEINRICH KREIGHOFF/WAFFENFABRIK/SUHL”. Safety lever is marked “GESISHERT” in bottom position. Front left side of frame is stamped with a horizontal Crown “N” proof and adjacent receiver is stamped with a vertical Crown “N” proof. There is a faint horizontal Crown “N” proof on left side of toggle. The “I” series of DWM’s between 2000-10,000 are known to be the range that Kreighoff sold. Checkered wooden grips and unnumbered wooden bottom mag. It was also made with rare grip safety and without a stock lug. All external numbered parts are matching. CONDITION: Very fine. Metal retains about 95% blue with faint sharp edgewear a small shallow area of surface oxidation on side plate. Strong straw colors thinning on take down lever and face of trigger, grips are sound with good checkering. Mechanics are crisp with a nice shiny bore. 4-38078 (4,500-6,500)

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1084

*FINE DWM 1916 LUGER WITH HOLSTER. SN 8596c. Cal. 9 mm. Usual configuration with 4″ bbl, barleycorn front sight and fixed rear sight on toggle. Chamber is dated “1916” with “DWM” on toggle link. Mounted with full checkered walnut grips, matching numbered to this pistol, along with a matching numbered wood base magazine. Accompanied by an orig brown clam-shell holster marked with the “WURZBURG” address and the date “1917”. CONDITION: Fine to very fine, all matching including grips & magazine. Overall retains 93-95% strong orig factory blue with slight holster wear on bbl and minor sharp edge wear with some thinning on front strap. There is a chemical stain on left side of frame. Overall retains strong straw colors on trigger and ejector faded on safety & lock bolt. Grips show moderate wear with a couple of chipped diamonds on right side. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with some slight frosting in grooves. Holster is sound, never having been re-polished, with worn strap and moderate scuffing & soil on front side. 4-39043 JR221 (1,500-2,500)

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1085

*FINE DWM 1916 LUGER MILITARY PISTOL. SN 5159e. Cal. 9 mm. Usual configuration with 4″ bbl, barleycorn front sight with fixed rear sight on toggle. Chamber has the date “1916” with “DWM” on toggle link. Mounted with full checkered walnut grips, matching numbered to this pistol. Accompanied by two matching numbered orig wood base magazines. To find an early Luger with one matching magazine is a rarity and two matching magazines is extremely rare. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine, all matching including grips and magazines. Overall retains 97-98% strong orig factory blue with only slight muzzle edege wear and light high point wear on sideplate. Grips show light diamond point wear with one chipped diamond on right side and a couple on left side. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-38107 JR241 (2,000-3,000)

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1086

*STEYR MANNLICHER MODEL 1900/1901 SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 495. Cal. 8 mm Steyr. Blue finish with 5-1/2″ ribbed bbl, tall barleycorn front sight and fixed V-notch rear sight. Mounted with full checkered walnut grip panels and has a fixed lanyard ring in butt strap. Rather unusual pistol that had limited success in Europe with little or no sales in United States. It operated with the unusual feature of a fixed magazine in the angled grip that could only be loaded from the top using a stripper clip. This is a very well made and finely finished pistol that is still met with limited distribution in the U.S. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains about 95% strong orig blue, thinning over top edges. Trigger & hammer are polished bright. Grips are sound showing moderate wear. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-37539 JR38 (3,000-5,000)

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*BROOMHANDLE MAUSER MODEL 1896 SEMI-AUTO PISTOL WITH HOLSTER/STOCK. SN 231975. Cal. 30 Mauser. Usual configuration with 5-1/2″ tapered rnd bbl, barleycorn front sight and 1,000 meter rear sight. Mounted with 32-line bag-shape grip with a lanyard stud & ring in the butt and accompanied by its orig matching numbered walnut holster/stock. There appears to have been a minor repair at heel of backstrap by the stock slot. While Broomhandle Mausers of the small ring variety such as this one are not uncommon, they are rarely found with a holster/stock let alone one with orig matching numbered iron. CONDITION: Pistol is extremely fine plus, all matching, possibly unfired or if fired has seen very little use. Overall retains about 98% strong orig factory blue with only light wear on bottom of bbl from the holster and faint sharp edge wear. Extractor & sight slide retain virtually all of their orig fire-blue. Grips are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Stock has a repaired crack on each side of front edge with another small crack by the release recess and retains most of its orig oil finish. 4-38106 JR242 (2,750-3,750)

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*MAUSER MODEL C96 BROOMHANDLE SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 370094. Cal. 30 Mauser. Usual configuration with 5-1/2″ tapered rnd bbl, barleycorn front sight and 1,000 meter rear sight. Mounted with 34-line bag-shaped wood grips and has an integral lanyard stud & ring in the butt. Accompanied by its orig matching numbered walnut holster/stock. There are numerous Broomhandle Mausers available on the market today but they are rarely encountered with their orig matching numbered stock. CONDITION: Fine, all matching including stock & grips. Overall retains 92-94% dull orig blue with wear on bbl from holster /stock. Various parts retain 50-75% orig fire-blue. Stock has a crack through screw hole and release button recess on front, otherwise is completely sound with minor light handling & use marks and retains most of a professionally restored finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with some minor fine roughness. 4-39042 JR222 (1,500-2,500)

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*SCARCE RADOM P35 LARGE EAGLE SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 28173. Cal. 9 mm. Blue finish with 4-3/4″ bright finish bbl. Top of the rib has a narrow matted rib with integral front sight and fixed dovetailed rear sight. Left side of slide has usual markings with the large Polish eagle and the date “1938”. Left side of pistol has checkered slide stop, thumb safety & hammer drop lever. Hammer is a serrated rnd spur with hole and pistol is mounted with checkered “FB” embossed black composition grips. Heel of the backstrap is slotted for shoulder stock and pistol is complete with one magazine. Few of these extremely well made pistols were made prior to the Nazi occupation and those that were captured by the Nazis were German proof-marked. This one obviously was made prior to occupation and escaped later capture. Of those few pistols which did escape without Nazi marks, very few of them are ever discovered with much orig finish. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Overall retains about 97% strong orig factory finish with only light muzzle edge wear and a 1/4″ spot on the front strap, probably from holster wear with the front & backstraps turning dull. Grips are extremely fine with only faint diamond point wear. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-38977 JR159 (3,000-5,000)

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*SCARCE RUSSIAN MAKAROV SEMI-AUTO PISTOL WITHOUT IMPORT MARKS. SN AT8286. Cal. 9X18 mm Makarov. Blue finish with 3-1/2″ bbl, fixed sights, slide mounted thumb safety with hammer drop feature and is mounted with chocolate brown 1-pc composition grip that have a 5-pointed star in a roundelle on each side. Left side of frame has serial number, manufacturer’s symbol and the date “1967”. Close examination reveals no U.S. import marks, indicating that it was brought into the United States in diplomatic pouch as claimed by consignor. Accompanied by a chocolate brown Russian Sam Brown belt and flap holster with cleaning rod & spare magazine in their respective pouches. Also accompanied by a owner’s manual, in Russian, dated “1970”. Additionally accompanied by a Soviet Union road map in cyrillic. Further accompanied by a small cardboard box containing sixteen orig rds of Soviet manufactured ammunition. CONDITION: Extraordinarily fine. Pistol appears to be new & unfired retaining virtually all of its orig factory glossy blue with only slight muzzle edge wear and some minor discoloration and thinning to front strap. Holster & spare magazine are equally new. 4-37537 JR36 (1,500-2,250)

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1091

*LOT OF FOUR WWI AND TWO WWII COLT 1911 AND 1911A1 COMMEMORATIVE PISTOLS. SN 7167-BW, 7167-M2, 7167-CT, 7167-MA, 7167-ETO, 7167-PTO. Cal. 45 ACP. 1)Belleau Wood. Gloss blue finish with gold filled inscriptions on each side of slide. Smooth walnut grips with medallions in each side. 2) 2nd Battle of the Marne. Nearly identical to #1 with white faux ivory grips & medallions on each side. 3) Chateau Thierry. Nearly identical to #1 with diamond checkered walnut grips & medallions on each side. 4) Meuse Argonne. Nearly identical to #1 with smooth walnut grips & medallions on each side. These four pistols all have their orig wood & Plexiglas display cases, three of which have their orig Kraft colored cardboard boxes numbered to the pistols. 5) WWII Commemorative European-African Middle-Eastern Theatre. Nickel finish with commemorative inscriptions on slide, fitted with smooth bird’s eye maple gold Colt medallion grips. 6) WWII Commemorative Asiatic-Pacific Theatre. Nickel finish with commemorative inscriptions on each side of slide and fitted with smooth gold Colt medallion walnut grips. Accompanied by its orig Kraft colored 2-pc box numbered to this pistol. The two WWII commemoratives are accompanied by their orig hinged lid glass topped display cases with removable drawers fitted for pistol, a metal plaque and seven nickel plated cartridges. CONDITION: All are new and unfired. Cases are also new. 4-38634 JR58 (6,000-10,000)

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1091A

RARE WWII SCALE MODEL OF THE FAMOUS “88” GERMAN ANTI-AIRCRAFT ARTILLERY CANNON. . SN 011. Cal. 22 Blank. Marvelous piece of machining, this scale model was probably built as a presentation to a high ranking artillery officer or other WWII German Nazi official. It has a 12″ smooth bore stepped rnd bbl with recoiling breech block mounted on rails with dummy recoil cylinders in the bottom front. It has functioning hand wheel elevation that will elevate 90 degrees from horizontal to vertical and a traversing hand wheel that will rotate the entire cannon on its base 360 degrees. The base is about 5-1/2″ diameter of solid machined steel with a 1″ thick rim that is slightly tapered upward to the center which has a 2-3/4″ x 1/4″ raised platform upon which is mounted the tapered pedestal for the cannon itself. The right side of the frame has a functioning azimuth indicator. The elevation hand wheel/gear train is a marvel of miniaturization engineering. The handles on the hand wheel are microscopically serrated. The recoiling breechblock is about 1-5/8″ long x 1-1/4″ wide x 1″ thick and is attached to the spring-loaded cylinder mounted atop the bbl just as in the original. Right side of breechblock is marked “MOD. 1937 / CAL. 8,8 / GEW.”. Top of breechblock has a small articulated handle that functions as the trigger. The removable cartridge holder with striker is 1-7/8″ long with a knurled head and is secured into the breechblock with three lugs. Right side of cartridge holder has a small Luger-type striker which engages the sear which is attached to the trigger/handle. The nose of this device is removable for sgl shot loading of blank cartridges. The base of this beautiful little piece is stamped “BAMBERG – GERMANY / O11” on the large diameter and “ERNST MEHLING” on the raised area in the center. The number “11” was found on most of the visible parts. A truly spectacular piece for the avid and dedicated military collector. The German 88 was the most versatile and feared artillery piece used during WWII. It had great range with pinpoint accuracy and with a superior velocity was able to penetrate any allied armor. It could be mounted on a tank or as a field piece or as a field howitzer or, as in this case, an anti-aircraft gun. It was another marvel of German engineering. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains most of its orig metal finish on the gun itself with the base being a mottled silver/brown patina. Mechanics are fine and functional. 4-39067 JR246 (6,000-10,000)

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1911A1-STYLE MOVIE PROP NON-GUN THAT BELONGED TO THE LATE ACTOR LEE MARVIN AND WAS USED IN HIS MOVIE “DELTA FORCE”. SN NSN. Fine reproduction of a non-firing but authentic looking 1911A1 military pistol with blue/black finish, marked on the left side of slide “M-1911A1-67 AUTOLOADING PISTOL / CALIBER. 45 US-ARMY MODEL”. Mounted with full checkered brown plastic grips with silver medallions and accompanied by what appears to be a functioning 1911A1 magazine. This pistol not only looks like an authentic military pistol, it functions & feels exactly like one, except there is no firing pin and the bore is plugged. Right side of the slide is marked “JAPAN”. Accompanied by a notarized statement from Mrs. Marvin stating that this pistol was used in Lee Marvin’s famous 1986 movie Delta Force, with Chuck Norris. Accompanied by affidavit from Mrs. Lee Marvin stating that this pistol was Lee Marvins. PROVENANCE: The late actor Lee Marvin. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains about 95% blue/black finish. Left grip is broken but repairable. Mechanics are fine. 4-38921 JR123 (10,000-15,000)

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1093

*SCARCE SAKO FINNWOLF LEVER ACTION RIFLE PRESENTED TO THE LATE ACTOR LEE MARVIN. SN 13545. Cal. 308. Beautiful modern lever action rifle with 23″ tapered rnd bbl, ramp front sight with hood, no provision for a rear sight and the receiver mounted with special Sako bases, the rear of which also acts as a base for a detachable peep sight. Top of the left side of the receiver is marked “COMMEMORATING THE FOUNDING OF THE SAKO COLLECTORS ASSN 1982 81 OF 175”. Mounted in nicely figured, checkered walnut with Monte Carlo & cheekpiece buttstock with Sako black composition buttplate. Buttstock & forestock have sling swivel studs. Accompanied by an orig instruction pamphlet, a parts list and two orig Sako peep sights with adjustable apertures from 100-200 yards that are also windage & elevation adjustable. This rifle was presented to Mr. Marvin by Sako while in Finland working on the 1984 movie Gorky Park. Accompanied by affidavit from Mrs. Lee Marvin stating that this pistol was Lee Marvins. PROVENANCE: The late actor Lee Marvin. CONDITION: Extraordinarily fine. Remains new & unfired with all of its orig factory finish. 4-38930 JR116 (2,500-4,000)

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1094

*INSCRIBED CASED STOEGER LUGER SEMI-AUTO PISTOL THAT BELONGED TO THE LATE ACTOR LEE MARVIN. SN C0048. Cal. 22 LR. Wonderful presentation quality Stoeger Luger pistol with 4-1/2″ bbl, dovetail front sight & fixed rear sight. Finish is high polish gloss blue with an American eagle over the chamber and the Luger trademark on left side of frame. Right side of frame is inscribed, prior to finishing, “Lee Marvin 2-23-84” over the Stoeger name & address. Fitted with full checkered walnut grips. Accompanied by its orig walnut presentation case with red velvet lining compartmented in the bottom for pistol, an empty compartment for a box of ammunition, a spare magazine which is included and a Luger cleaning tool with brass rod. Inside the lid of the box has the Luger & A.F. Stoeger, American Eagle gold embossed leather label. Top of the box has a brass plaque inscribed “PRESENTED TO / LEE MARVIN / FROM HIS FRIENDS AT / STOEGER SAKO LLAMA”. Also accompanied by the orig cardboard shipping box for the case. This pistol was presented to Mr. Marvin by Sako while he was filming the 1984 movie Gorky Park in Finland. Accompanied by affidavit from Mrs. Lee Marvin stating that this pistol was Lee Marvins. PROVENANCE: The late actor Lee Marvin. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Appears to be new & unfired retaining all of its orig high gloss factory finish with crisp orig grips. Box, magazine & rod are equally new. Shipping sleeve has broken corners but is all there. 4-38926 JR121 (500-2,500)

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1095

*MODEL 1911 MILITARY PARTS SEMI-AUTO PISTOL THAT BELONGED TO THE LATE ACTOR LEE MARVIN. SN 291032. Cal. 45 ACP. Usual configuration with a Remington-Rand 1911A1 slide with thick front sight & square notch rear sight and parkerized finish. Mounted on a 1911 Colt frame with “JMG” (Lt. Col. J.M. Gilbert) inspector initials. Mounted with diamond checkered walnut grips and accompanied an “R” code all blue magazine. Bbl is military by High Standard. Accompanied by affidavit from Mrs. Lee Marvin stating that this pistol was Lee Marvins. PROVENANCE: The late actor Lee Marvin. CONDITION: Slide is very fine. Overall retains 96-97% orig gray/green parkerizing. Frame retains 25-30% thin orig blue with some scattered light pitting. Hammer & thumb safety may be replacements. Grips are fine showing moderate wear with a few chipped diamonds. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-38923 JR120 (1,000-2,000)

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1096

WWII JAPANESE POLICE SWORD GIVEN TO THE LATE ACTOR LEE MARVIN BY THE FAMOUS JAPANESE ACTOR TOSHIRO MIFUNE. SN NSN. Standard police sword with 29-1/2″ slightly curved narrow blade with dbl fullers, white fish skin handle with gold wire wrap, D-guard knuckle bow and hand guard with chrysanthemum decorations. Back of handle & pommel cap are also decorated with raised chrysanthemums. Accompanied by its orig black leather covered scabbard with gold washed hangers & drag that have raised chrysanthemum decorations. Knuckle bow is mounted with a gold & silver with red piping sword knot. Mrs. Marvin states that this sword was gifted to Lee Marvin by the famous Japanese actor, Toshiro Mifune (star in Shogun) after their collaboration in the TV Series Shogun and just before their 1968 movie Hell in the Pacific. Accompanied by affidavit from Mrs. Lee Marvin stating that this pistol was Lee Marvin’s. PROVENANCE: The late actor Lee Marvin. CONDITION: Very fine. Blade is clean & bright with the handguard & back strap and all the scabbard fittings retaining most of their orig gold wash, slightly thinned on the handguard & handle. Sword knot is lightly soiled but fine. 4-38933 JR115 (500-1,000)

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1097

*SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1903 MILITARY RIFLE THAT BELONGED TO THE LATE ACTOR LEE MARVIN. SN 487146. Cal. 30-06. Standard 1903 with 24″ Springfield bbl dated “9-11”, with standard sights, mounted in a straight grain oil finish 1-pc stock with grooved middle band and a “1918” dated brass & leather military sling. It has straight stock and checkered steel buttplate with trap containing a nickeled brass cleaning kit/oiler missing its brush & pull-through thong. Accompanied by a spare commercial military style sling. According to Mrs. Marvin this was a rifle inherited from his father and used by Mr. Marvin for hunting. Accompanied by affidavit from Mrs. Lee Marvin stating that this pistol was Lee Marvins. PROVENANCE: The late actor Lee Marvin. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Metal retains about 80% thin orig finish with the floorplate & trigger guard mostly gray metal. Wood is sound with a fine hand worn patina. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. Military sling is slightly crackled but soft & supple. Spare sling is fine. 4-38932 JR114 (500-1,500)

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1098

*GUSTLOFF WERKE BSW DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN THAT BELONGED TO THE LATE ACTOR LEE MARVIN. SN 51509. Cal. 12 ga. Fine German made shotgun with 29-5/8″ bbls choked FULL/FULL with tapered smooth concave rib, sgl ivory bead and Greener crossbolt rib extension. It has dbl lugs & extractors. Built on a dbl scalloped boxlock action with dbl triggers and a thumb safety in the top tang. Mounted with straight grain checkered walnut with splinter forearm that is numbered “51544” but matches the condition of this shotgun and apparently has been in place the life of the gun. It has Prince of Wales rnd knob stock with cheekpiece, 14-1/4″ over a black BSW embossed hard rubber buttplate. Stock has removable old leather recoil boot. Bottom of the bbls have Nazi-era eagle “N” proofs and the date “1.43” indicating manufacture in January 1943. Top of the bbls are marked with the name of the steel & the steel maker with the Krup symbol of three intertwined rings. Maker’s name is on bottom of one of the bbls. Water table has the Gustloff Werke “G” and the crown “N” proof. Mrs. Marvin advises that this was her late husband’s bird gun. Accompanied by affidavit from Mrs. Lee Marvin stating that this pistol was Lee Marvins. PROVENANCE: The late actor Lee Marvin. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain 96-97% strong orig blue with a few scattered spots of light surface rust. Receiver retains most of its orig dull blue finish with trigger guard, top & bottom tangs blue/gray finish. Wood is sound with some chemical streaking down comb of buttstock and retains most of its factory oil finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores. 4-38927 JR119 (500-1,500)

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1099

GERMAN SINGLE ACTION CONVERSION ARMY REVOLVER THAT BELONGED TO THE LATE ACTOR LEE MARVIN. SN 8168. Cal. 22. Unusual conversion of a German Army revolver with 9″ stepped, sleeved rnd bbl with pinched blade front sight and U-notch rear sight screwed to the top rear of the frame. Frame is orig sgl action German Army revolver with thumb safety and 6-shot fluted cylinder that is inscribed around the rear circumference “CONVERSION BY KENNETH R. HOWARD 1961 – CAL. 22 LONG RIFLE” (Mr. Howard known as “Von Dutch” a renown Hollywood custom decorator of cars). Grips are custom made with diamond checkering around the escutcheons. Right side of the bbl is mounted with an unusual ejector rod and right side of the frame has a loading gate. Conversion was effected by sleeving the orig chambers and installing a new bbl. Top strap is mounted with a Bushnell Magnum Phantom 1.3X scope. Accompanied by affidavit from Mrs. Lee Marvin stating that this pistol was Lee Marvins. PROVENANCE: The late actor Lee Marvin. CONDITION: Very fine. Retains about all of its fine custom finish. Shows little use after conversion. Optics are fine. 4-38922 JR122 (300-1,000)

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1100

*WINCHESTER MODEL 61 PUMP ACTION RIFLE THAT BELONGED TO THE LATE ACTOR LEE MARVIN. SN 228045. Cal. 22. Usual configuration with 24″ tapered rnd bbl, standard orig sights, 3/4 magazine, nicely figured straight grain American walnut with ribbed flat bottom forearm and pistol grip stock with checkered steel buttplate. Receiver has grooved top. Accompanied by affidavit from Mrs. Lee Marvin stating that this pistol was Lee Marvins. PROVENANCE: The late actor Lee Marvin . CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains about 98% strong orig blue showing very light use with a few scattered spots of surface rust on receiver. Wood is sound with light handling & use marks. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-38929 JR113 (750-1,500)

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1101

*REMINGTON MODEL 870 PUMP ACTION SHOTGUN THAT BELONGED TO THE LATE ACTOR LEE MARVIN. SN 842117V. Cal. 12 ga. Standard 870 with 26″ ventilated rib bbl, modified choke with 2-3/4″ chamber. It has usual markings on bbl & receiver and is mounted with nicely figured, impressed checkered American walnut with grasping groove beavertail forearm & pistol grip stock with flying duck on the hard rubber grip cap and is 14-1/2″ over a brown Pachmayr white line waffle pad. Mrs. Marvin advises that this was her husband’s duck gun. Accompanied by affidavit from Mrs. Lee Marvin stating that this pistol was Lee Marvins. PROVENANCE: The late actor Lee Marvin. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Near new, has been fired but very little. Overall retains about 99% strong orig factory finish to both metal & wood with only a few minor handling & use marks in varnish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-38931 JR118 (300-1,000)

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1102

*WINCHESTER MODEL 94 PRE-64 CARBINE THAT BELONGED TO THE LATE ACTOR LEE MARVIN. SN 2551191. Cal. 30-30. Standard late pre-64 carbine with 20″ bbl, full magazine, ramp front sight with Ruger-style blade, missing its hood. Receiver is mounted with a Redfield receiver sight and there is a slot blank in the rear seat. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with straight stock & checkered steel buttplate. Mrs. Marvin advised that this was another of Mr. Marvin’s hunting rifle. Accompanied by affidavit from Mrs. Lee Marvin stating that this pistol was Lee Marvins. PROVENANCE: The late actor Lee Marvin. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Overall retains about 99% strong orig factory blue. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-38928 JR117 (400-1,000)

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MOST UNUSUAL & MORBIDLY CURIOUS DEATH MASK OF THE FBI’S MOST WANTED BANK ROBBER, JOHN DILLINGER. Plaster cast of a man’s face about 11″ long x 6-1/2″ wide x 5″ high with the eyes & mouth closed showing great detail of bullet wounds, eyebrows, eyelashes & mustache with, Dillinger’s distinctive cleft in the chin. Accompanied by a letter from the consignor stating that his father, William J. Burrichter, was in the dental business with the Pattison McGrath Dental Supply Co. of Kansas City when in 1934, when consignor was about thirteen years old, his father came home with this plaster death mask. Consignor states that this was only a few short weeks after Dillinger was killed in Chicago in July 1934. He states that his father said that the mask was given to him by either a dentist or a man in the dental business in Chicago. Also accompanying is a reprint of an internet page detailing how that there may have been as many as four molds made of John Dillinger’s face in the dayor two immediately after he was killed by the FBI in Chicago. Additionally accompanying is a transcription of a July 24, 1934 article which appeared in the Chicago Evening American which details much of the known information about the death masks that were made of John Dillinger. In one of the articles it states that J. Edgar Hoover, Director of the FBI, was presented with one of these Dillinger death masks and fearing a scandal of some sort immediately opened an investigation into the matter. Upon learning that no crime had been committed he apparently directed the FBI laboratory to make a cast of the mask that he had received and would send any law enforcement agency a cast just for the asking. There is no way to know how many of these recasts were actually produced. This cast however has all the appearance of being one of the orig authentic ones with the vivid crisp bullet wounds in the face that would have been closed and sealed over during the embalming process, lending credence to the likelihood that this is one of the authentic masks taken almost immediately after Dillinger’s death. Someone has taken the liberty of adding red dye to the bullet wound areas. Close examination of the eyebrows & mustache area shows that this is probably not the first mold taken as there are small areas of hair missing and in one of the articles the mortician is quoted as saying that the mold taking process had removed some of Dillinger’s eyebrows & mustache. Also accompanied by a reprint of the FBI Wanted posted for John Dillinger. CONDITION: Fine, slightly soiled with some minor chips around the neck area. 4-38479 JR160 (5,000-10,000)

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1104

*WINCHESTER MODEL 94 SADDLE RING CARBINE & COLT OFFICIAL POLICE DA REVOLVER WITH NEW YORK STATE TROOPER MARKINGS. SN 857671 & 851518. 1) Cal. 30 WCF (30-30). Standard Winchester saddle ring carbine with 20″ bbl, full magazine, square base front sight and 900 yard carbine ladder rear sight. There is a stud & ring in left side of receiver. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with straight stock & steel carbine buttplate. Heel of buttplate is marked “186 / N.Y.S.T.”. 2) Cal. 38 Special Colt Official Police DA Revolver with blue finish, 6″ bbl, fixed sights and checkered silver medallion walnut grips. Back strap is stamped “N.Y.S.T.”. PROVENANCE: Ted Knee Collection. CONDITION: 1) Carbine is very fine plus. Overall retains about 95-96% strong orig blue with slight muzzle edge wear and a few minor nicks & scratches. Magazine tube has a small groove near front band, apparently where there was a sling swivel attached. No evidence of a sling swivel stud in the stock. Wood is sound with minor handling & storage marks and retains most of its orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 2) Revolver is very fine. Overall retains 92-93% strong orig factory blue, thinning on sides of bbl & cylinder from holster wear. Left side of bbl has fingerprint size surface discoloration with fine pitting. Grips are crisp and may be replacements. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-36556 JR57 (5,000-8,000)

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1105

*COLT MODEL 1908 SEMI-AUTO POCKET PISTOL WITH RARE ORIGINAL HARD BOX. SN 396857. Cal. 25 ACP. Blue finish with 2″ bbl, fixed sights, color case hardened trigger, grip safety & thumb safety with full checkered silver medallion walnut grips. Accompanied by an orig 2-tone magazine with correctly marked base. Accompanied by an orig black leatherette covered, burgundy satin & velvet lined hard case with Colt logo embossed in gold inside the lid. These little pistols were produced in large quantities in various finishes but few were sold in orig hard boxes and very few of those survive today. CONDITION: Pistol is extremely fine plus. Overall retains about 99% strong orig factory finish with bright blue & brilliant case colors. Grips are crisp, mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Possibly unfired. Case shows light wear around the edges with slightly worn corners. Interior is lightly soiled & lightly faded. Box is completely sound. 4-38834 JR109 (2,000-3,000)

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*RARE ENGRAVED COLT MODEL 1903 POCKET PISTOL. SN 221843. Cal. 32 ACP. Blue finish with 3-3/4″ bbl, fixed sights and smooth pearl Colt medallion grips and an orig 2-tone magazine with correct marked base. Engraving consists of about 80% coverage foliate arabesque patterns with an unusual stippled background. Slide has usual markings on both sides with rampant Colt at left rear. Although this model of pistol was produced in fairly large numbers, not many were engraved. Accompanied by a custom red velvet lined fancy walnut box French fitted in bottom for pistol, with a functioning key. PROVENANCE: Ted Knee Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains about 99% of a fine professionally restored finish. Grips are extremely fine with lots of fire & color. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. Case is fine. 4-36630 JR53 (3,500-5,000)

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*SCARCE RUDOLPH KORNBRATH ENGRAVED COLT NEW SERVICE FLAT TOP TARGET DA REVOLVER. SN 328252. Cal. 45 Colt. Blue finish with 6″ tapered rnd bbl, pedestal mounted partridge front sight with McGivern gold bead and adjustable rear sight on flat top frame. It has checkered trigger and is mounted with extraordinary 2-pc ivory grips that have left & right deep Colt medallions and has deep relief carved American eagle & shield on left side and an equally beautiful deep relief carved Mexican eagle on right side. Revolver has nearly full coverage foliate & floral arabesque pattern engraving; probably by Rudolph Kornbrath, with fine stippled background. Cylinder is engraved to match with a fine zig zag & line border around rear edge. Muzzle is engraved with a wide zig zag pattern and hand stippled background with fine zig zag borders front & rear. Back strap & front strap are very finely checkered with an unusual starburst pattern at top of back strap. Rear edge of frame around hammer slot is engraved with a light zig zag pattern and fine stippled background. Screw heads are also deluxe engraved. Front strap near the frame has a small notch with a through hole apparently for a custom grip adapter of some sort. Accompanied by a custom red velvet lined walnut casing, French fitted in bottom for revolver with a covered compartment in left front corner containing an orig functioning key. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter indentifying this revolver in 45 cal. 7-1/2″ bbl, type of stocks not listed, finish green, not factory engraved, type of frame target or flat top shipped to Von Lengerke & Antoine, Chicago, IL, Aug 16, 1929 in a one gun shipment. Remark section states that being shipped “in the green” meant that it was destined to be engraved outside the factory. PROVENANCE: Ted Knee Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Overall retains virtually all of its fine orig blue finish with light muzzle & sharp edge wear. Trigger guard is slightly thinned. Grips are sound with a wonderful mellow ivory patina. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Case is extremely fine. 4-36621 JR54 (10,000-15,000)

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1108

*SCARCE COLT CAMP PERRY SINGLE SHOT TARGET PISTOL WITH BOX. SN 470. Cal. 22 LR. Blue finish with 10″ tapered rnd bbl, adjustable partridge front sight & adjustable rear sight on flat top frame. This unusual pistol is built on a modified Army Special frame with integral chamber & bbl that when the cyl latch is pulled to rear, entire unit rotates to left exposing chamber for loading. Left side of chamber area is marked “CAMP PERRY MODEL”. It has the rampant Colt logo on sideplate and checkered walnut silver medallion grips that are numbered “928”. Accompanied by an orig unmarked burgundy hinged lid box with SN matching in pencil on bottom. PROVENANCE: Ted Knee Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains about 95% strong orig factory blue with light muzzle & sharp edge wear. Grip frame is slightly thinned. Grips show light diamond point wear. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. Box shows light edge wear and is completely sound. 4-36618 JR60 (3,000-5,000)

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1109

*COLT “FITZ SPECIAL” DETECTIVE SPECIAL DA REVOLVER. SN 409067. Cal. 38 Spcl. Blue finish with 2″ bbl, integral half moon front sight with groove rear sight in top strap. It has full grip frame with full checkered silver medallion walnut grips. Known as the “Fitz Special”, this style of revolver with checkered trigger, part of trigger guard cut away and the hammer spur “bobbed” for ease of concealed carry and to prevent snagging on clothing when it is drawn. J.H. Fitzgerald was a long time pre-WWII Colt employee who demonstrated Colt firearms for the company, was the chief firearms examiner for the New York State Police and a renowned firearms expert witness in numerous court cases. He devised the modifications to this and other Colt revolvers to make them more efficient for undercover work as described above. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter fully identifying this revolver, as found, with type of stocks not listed, shipped to Von Lengerke & Antoine, Chicago, IL on April 5, 1932 in a shipment of three same type guns. Under “remarks” section the letter states “The records indicate that this revolver was specially modified. The modifications consisted of a cutaway trigger guard, cutaway and rounded hammer, and rounded butt configuration. This configuration is commonly known as the “Fitz Special”. Also accompanied by numerous reprints of articles from various magazines along with reprints of segments of other publications. Although the letter mentions “rounded butt configuration” it does not appear that this revolver had the grip frame configuration altered. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Overall retains about 98% strong orig factory blue with only very light muzzle edge wear and front edge of cyl showing some thinning. Grips are sound showing light wear. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-37542 JR35 (2,000-3,000)

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*SCARCE VERY EARLY COLT PYTHON DA REVOLVER. SN 422. Cal. 357 Mag. Blue finish with 6″ ventilated rib bbl, dbl pinned ramp front sight and fully adjustable rear sight. It has standard narrow trigger with wide checkered hammer spur and full checkered gold medallion oversized walnut grips. These early Pythons were undoubtedly one of the finest dbl action revolvers ever produced in the U.S. Serial Number indicates 1956 production. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Overall retains 97-98% glossy orig royal blue with only light muzzle edge wear and a light cyl drag line. Grips appear to be orig to this revolver and show light diamond point wear. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-38169 JR30 (2,000-2,500)

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*CONSECUTIVE NUMBERED PAIR OF NICK KUSMIT IDENTICALLY ENGRAVED SMITH & WESSON MODEL 60 DA REVOLVERS. SN R71470 & R71471. Cal. 38 Spcl. Both revolvers are identical with all stainless construction, 2″ bbls, fixed sights and mounted with custom, all metal, Tiffany style, 1-pc grips. Inside of the top left edge of each grip is engraved “N.Y. 16” and “N.Y. 17” respectively. Revolvers have full coverage foliate arabesque pattern engraving by master engraver Nick Kusmit who is a personal acquaintance of consignor. The sideplate on each revolver has the intertwined initials “TDK”, the initials of the consignor. Mr. Kusmit is far better known for his engraving of Winchester shotguns but consignor stated that he was able to persuade Mr. Kusmit to engrave these revolvers, some other handguns and a few Winchester rifles being sold elsewhere in this auction. Accompanied by a custom, purple velvet lined, oak casing French fitted in bottom for both revolvers. Also accompanied by these revolvers’ orig Bangor Punta blue & silver 2-pc boxes with end labels numbered to these revolvers. PROVENANCE: Ted Knee Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Both revolvers appear to be unfired retaining virtually all of their factory finish with the fine Kusmit engraving. Grips are equally new. Case is extremely fine. Boxes are crisp. 4-36613 JR55 (4,000-7,000)

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*SMITH & WESSON 44 FIRST MODEL HAND EJECTOR DA TARGET REVOLVER, TRIPLE LOCK. SN 4115. Cal. 44 Spcl. Blue finish with 7-1/2″ bbl, Marbles #35-C Sheard front sight on a pedestal and factory adjustable rear sight on the rounded top strap. Mounted with deep gold medallion, diamond checkered walnut grips. This revolver is made with a shrouded ejector rod housing providing the second lock with a third lock as a spring and detent fitted into bottom of the shroud which locks into a recess on front of the crane, providing a very substantial third locking device. Left side of frontstrap, under the grip is stamped in tiny numbers with three different dates “10-11”, “7-20” and “9-27” and the SN is followed by a 5-pointed star on buttstrap. These dates and the star indicate that this revolver was returned to Smith & Wesson at least three times and was refinished at least once. That appears to be the only time that it was refinished as the markings, although slightly thinned, are completely legible. Right side of frame is without markings. Approx. 20,000 of these pistols were produced in period 1908-1915 with some duplication of SN’s in manufacture of approx. 5,000 revolvers produced in caliber 455. Many others were converted to caliber 455 for the British government during WWI. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Overall retains about all of its factory restored finish with only a light cyl line and three small spots of flaking on cyl. Trigger & hammer retain about all of their orig factory case colors. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-39044 JR223 (2,500-3,500)

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*RARE SMITH & WESSON 1ST MODEL HAND EJECTOR TRIPLE LOCK DA REVOLVER. SN 11449. Cal. 44 S&W Spcl. Rare triple lock with 6-1/2″ tapered round bbl that has integral front sight and standard period markings. Bbl has an ejector rod shroud with standard ejector rod locking pin plus the addition of the third locking detent for the tab on the crane. Mounted with after-market, smooth, silver medallion ivory grips. Trigger is mounted with a Flaig’s trigger shoe. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching except grips as noted above. Overall retains about all of an extremely fine professionally restored nickel finish. Hammer retains most of its strong, but faded case colors. Grips are sound and retain a wonderful golden yellow ivory patina. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with a few scattered spots of light pitting. 4-37536 JR27 (1,500-2,500)

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*FINE ARNOLD GREIBEL ENGRAVED SMITH & WESSON PRE-MODEL 10 DA REVOLVER. SN C175558. Cal. 38 Spcl. Blue finish with 2″ bbl and a replacement brass front sight bead. Frame is 5-screw type with “Fitz”-style cutaway trigger guard and bobbed hammer. It has rnd butt and is fitted with fine, fancy checkered David Wayland walnut grips. Frame, cyl, bbl & backstrap, along with the trigger guard are beautifully engraved by Arnold Greibel in flowing foliate & floral patterns with punch dot background. Top strap is engraved with chip & fleur-de-lis borders and rear edge of cyl with a dbl row of scalloped borders. Back of frame, around hammer slot, is engraved in feather patterns with a fine shield pattern at top of backstrap. Back strap is engraved in flowing leaf pattern. Accompanied by a signed 3-page letter from Henry Black. Mr. Black, in his letter, states that after he returned to Chicago after WWII a friend invited him to visit Arnold Greibel, which he did, and Mr. Greibel engraved this revolver for him. The undated letter states that Mr. Black was, at the time of writing, 84 years old. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Overall retains virtually all of its fine post-engraved finish with no evidence of having been fired since engraving. Grips are equally fine. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-39009 (2,500-3,500)

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*RARE SMITH & WESSON MODEL 52 SEMI-AUTO TARGET PISTOL. SN 54575. Cal. 38 Spcl. Early Model 52 with blue finish, 5″ bbl, partridge front sight and fully adjustable rear sight. It has the early long extractor with “PAT’S PENDING” below the ejection port on the slide. Mounted with smooth S&W medallion bone grips. Slide, frame & front sight are beautifully engraved with about 50% coverage fine foliate arabesque patterns with wavy borders. Top flat of the slide has light engraving patterns. Accompanied by a Smith & Wesson factory letter identifying this pistol as being shipped Oct. 14, 1963 to Smith-Winchester Co., Jackson, MI. It was shipped with checkered walnut grips and not engraved. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. May have been fired after the factory, but if so very little. Overall retains virtually all of its orig factory bright blue. Grips are fine, mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-37544 JR26 (4,000-7,000)

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*BROWNING RENAISSANCE HI POWER SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN T291968. Cal. 9 mm. French gray finish with gold trigger and faux pearl grips. Pistol has nearly full coverage wonderful foliate arabesque pattern engraving with fine shaded background. Only the bottom front of frame & slide with a couple of small spots on grip frame are all that are not engraved. Slide has fixed sights and the pistol is accompanied by one French gray 13-rd magazine. Also accompanied by its orig owner’s booklet. Additionally accompanied by its orig Browning marked black vinyl zipper case. CONDITION: Appears to be new & unfired. Retains virtually all of its orig factory finish. Extremely fine grips. Case is fine. 4-38499 JR32 (2,500-4,500)

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*VERY RARE KOLIBRI 3 MM PISTOL. SN 3682. Cal. 3 mm. Nickel finish with 1-1/4″ bbl, no front sight and fixed rear sight resembling a Clement style pistol. It has tip-up bbl with a spring loaded push-button release at top rear of pistol. It has solid exposed trigger with a bottom magazine release. Mounted with orig black hard rubber grips. Left side of bbl has Austrian proofs along with the serial number and the date “2.29”. Accompanied by an orig cartridge box bottom containing seventeen extremely rare orig rounds of ammunition. Also accompanied by a tiny leather clutch purse holster. These tiny pistols are the smallest functioning production semi-auto pistol ever produced. They were in production in Austria during the period 1914-1925 with very few having been made and even fewer surviving today. They fired a 3 grain bullet at approx. 475 feet per second, generating about 1.75 foot pounds of muzzle energy. Reference: Blue Book of Gun Values, Fjestad. Not only were they the smallest pistols produced commercially, but undoubtedly the least powerful also. According to an article by James B. Stewart that appeared in the June 1969 issue of The American Rifleman, only about 100 of these rare pistols were produced with very few known today. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Overall retains about 98% strong orig nickel. Grips are extremely fine with faint diamond point wear. Ammunition has dark brass cases with a few of the lead bullets slightly oxidized. Holster is completely sound showing moderate to heavy wear. 4-37546 JR25 (3,000-5,000)

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*RARE KOLIBRI SEMI-AUTO PISTOL WITH RARE CARTRIDGES. SN 13. Cal. 2.7 mm. Blue finish with 1-1/4″ bbl, no front sight and fixed rear sight. With exposed trigger and mounted with hard rubber grips. Its orig magazine is intact and functional. Right side of the frame, above ejection port, is marked “PFANNL’S AUTOMAT-PISTOL” with German crown “N” proofs. It has thumb safety on right rear side with exposed trigger. Accompanied by an orig tin cartridge box containing two extremely rare 2.7 mm loaded cartridges and, unbelievably, a fired empty case. Also accompanied by a homemade green felt lined walnut box with brass appointments. These tiny pistols are the smallest functioning production semi-auto pistol ever produced. They were in production in Austria during the period 1914-1925 with very few having been made and even fewer surviving today. They fired a 3 grain bullet at approx. 475 feet per second, generating about 1.75 foot pounds of muzzle energy. Reference: Blue Book of Gun Values, Fjestad. Not only were they the smallest pistols produced commercially, but undoubtedly the least powerful also. According to an article by James B. Stewart that appeared in the June 1969 issue of The American Rifleman, only about 100 of these rare pistols were produced with very few known today. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Overall retains 93-95% strong orig glossy blue with a couple of small cleaned spots on right side and another on left side. Missing its rear slide locking screw. Magazine is equally fine and functional, unlike the ones usually found with these little pistols. Grips are extremely fine, mechanics are crisp. Cartridges & cartridge box are also fine. 4-37545 JR24 (3,000-5,000)

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*RARE KOLIBRI SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 25. Cal. 2.7 mm. Nickel finish with 1-1/2″ bbl, no front sight, exposed trigger, thumb safety on right rear and mounted with orig hard rubber grips. These tiny pistols are the smallest functioning production semi-auto pistol ever produced. They were in production in Austria during the period 1914-1925 with very few having been made and even fewer surviving today. They fired a 3 grain bullet at approx. 475 feet per second, generating about 1.75 foot pounds of muzzle energy. Reference: Blue Book of Gun Values, Fjestad. Not only were they the smallest pistols produced commercially, but undoubtedly the least powerful also. According to an article by James B. Stewart that appeared in the June 1969 issue of The American Rifleman, only about 100 of these rare pistols were produced with very few known today.Accompanied by seven rounds of original Kolibri ammunition. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Overall retains virtually all of its orig nickel finish. One right sideplate screw is missing and trigger return spring is not functioning, otherwise it is completely intact. Magazine is extremely fine vs. the usual battered examples one is likely to encounter. Grips are extremely fine showing very light diamond point wear. Mechanics are crisp. 4-38738 JR23 (3,000-5,000)

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*SCARCE EARLY PASADENA AMP MODEL 180 SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN A00110. Cal.44 Auto Mag or 44 AMP. All stainless with 6-1/2″ round bbl with ventilated rib, red ramp & white outline sights. It has full checkered black composition grips and is accompanied by two matching numbered stainless steel magazines. One of only about 3,300 orig Pasadena models and one of the very earliest of those. This pistol was made famous by its use in Clint Eastwood’s movie, Sudden Impact and Burt Reynolds’ use in the movie Malone in 1987. With proper ammunition it is very reliable and accurate. Accompanied by its orig hard plastic, hinged lid case with foam lining, an orig owner’s manual, warranty card and other papers and a copy of the March 1970 edition of Guns & Ammo magazine which contains a 4-page article by Jeff Cooper regarding this model of pistols. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Appears to remain unfired with virtually all of its orig factory finish. Case is fine, foam liner has deteriorated. 4-37538 JR34 (2,000-3,000)

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*LOT OF NINE MAG-NA-PORT RUGER REVOLVERS WITH CASES. SN 84-45577, 85-24600, 84-12571, 82-26649, 81-54485, 15-68482, 83-39152, 84-76590, 82-81846. 1)Cal. 44 Mag. New Model Super Blackhawk with 5-1/2″ bbl, white ramp & white outline rear sight with “Mag-na-port” in white on top strap. Left side of bbl & left side of frame have usual Ruger markings with SN on right side and hand inscribed number “181”. Cyl is engraved, through the blue, with head of a male lion. Mounted with smooth exotic wood grips. It has an ivory disc with a scrimshawed male lion’s head on right side, signed “BALE”. Back strap is panographed through the blue “SHUMBA”. Finish is extraordinary high gloss blue and it has “MAG-NA-PORT ARMS” plastic tie. Accompanied by its orig walnut case with a wooden plaque on top that has a painted lion’s head. Interior is red velvet lined and it is accompanied by an orig Mag-Na-Port cloth patch. 2) Cal. 44 Mag. All stainless New Model Super Blackhawk with 10-1/2″ bbl, in orig configuration with light foliate arabesque patterns on both sides of frame & both sides of muzzle and “MAG-NA-PORT” on top strap. Cyl is engraved with leopard’s head. Right side of frame has hand engraved number “181”. Mounted with smooth walnut Ruger grips. Hammer & trigger are jeweled. In its orig walnut case with faux ivory map of Africa on lid that has a scrimshawed leopard’s head. 3) Cal. 44 Mag. All stainless New Model Super Blackhawk with 7-1/2″ bbl, red ramp & white outline sights with light engraving patterns on each side of muzzle. Cyl polished bright & engraved with head of a bull elephant. Mounted with thick, smooth, exotic wood grips that have ivory discs scrimshawed with a bull elephant head. Right side of frame is engraved with number “181”. Accompanied by its orig laminated walnut casing with the Mag-na-port logo burnt into lid. Interior is blue velvet lined with an ivory disc scrimshawed with a bull elephant’s head and signed “METRY 81”. 4) Cal. 44 Mag. All stainless New Model Super Blackhawk with 4-5/8″ bbl, red ramp & white outline sights and “MAG-NA-PORT / TOMAHAWK” on top strap. Both sides of hammer have a stamped tomahawk with another stamped tomahawk on right side of frame along with number “181”. Mounted with smooth Ruger black eagle grips. Accompanied by a Mag-na-port logo embossed suede pistol rug & patch. 5) Cal. 44 Mag. New Model Super Blackhawk, blue finish with 5″ bbl, jeweled trigger & hammer. It has satin nickel ejector rod housing, trigger guard & back strap & is mounted with smooth Ruger black eagle walnut grips. Top strap is engraved “MAG-NA-PORT / MARK V”. Accompanied by a Smith & Wesson style mahogany casing with empty plaque on lid. 6) Cal. 22 LR. Mark I Semi-Auto Pistol. Pistol has what appears to be satin hard chrome finish with 5-1/2″ bull bbl, target sights & full checkered black composition grips. Left side of bbl & slide tube have usual Ruger markings. Right side of frame has a bull’s eye target behind grip with number “181” in front of grip. Rear of bolt head is marked “MAG-NA-PORT”. Accompanied by its orig birch casing with “MAG-NA-PORT” branded in lid. 7) Cal. 44 Mag. New Model Super Blackhawk with 6-1/8″ bbl, yellow ramp front & peep rear sights with satin chrome gray finish & gold appointments. Cyl is engraved with a Cape Buffalo head & right side of frame is engraved “181”. Mounted with smooth walnut grips that have “SUPER VEL / 44 MAG” cartridge case medallions. Accompanied by its orig laminated walnut casing with raised rough carved center panel in lid that has the Mag-na-port brand. Interior is blue velvet lined. 8) Cal. 44 Mag. Super Model Blackhawk with satin chrome finish, gold appointments, 4-5/8″ bbl, orange plastic front blade, missing rear sight blade. Left side of bbl is etched in black with the Mag-Na-Port logo & “CUSTOM”. Cyl is engraved with a full bodied charging rhinoceros and top strap is etched with the Mag-Na-Port logo and head of a rhinoceros. Right side of frame is engraved “181”. Mounted with Ruger gold medallion smooth walnut grips. Accompanied by its orig walnut case with a large multi-colored wood inlay in lid depicting the globe & continent of Africa with a superimposed rhinoceros head along with the Mag-na-port logo. 9) Cal. 44 Mag. New Model Super Blackhawk with 7-1/2″ bbl, yellow ramp & white outline sights, royal blue & satin chrome finish with gold appointments. Left side of frame & bbl have usual Ruger markings with the Mag-na-port logo and “CLASSIC” on top strap. Mounted with oil finish gold Ruger medallion grips. Accompanied by its orig birch casing with Mag-na-port logo on lid. Most of these firearms are secured with a Mag-na-port Arms plastic tie and have either their orig casing or leather rug and all but one are accompanied by a cloth jacket patch. All nine pieces have barrel Mag-na-porting near muzzle on each side of front sight. CONDITION: All appear to be new & unfired except one. Cases are equally new. 4-38281 JR61 (11,500-15,500)

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*VERY RARE BEN LANE ENGRAVED RUGER NEW MODEL SUPER BLACKHAWK SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER. SN 81-19590. Cal. 44 Mag. Blue finish with 7-1/2″ bbl, ramp front sight and adjustable rear sight. It has square back trigger guard with wide serrated hammer spur and is mounted with Ruger smooth walnut black eagle grips. Revolver has about 75% coverage extremely fine, well-executed engraving by the famous master engraver, Ben Lane. Engraving consists of wonderful foliate arabesque patterns over frame & barrel with matching patterns on grip frame and trigger guard. Cylinder has full coverage engraving with vignettes of a running boar, a bugling bull elk and a grizzly bear. Top of back strap has vignette of a nicely detailed Big Horn ram and top strap has a fabulous whitetail buck shoulder vignette. Accompanied by its orig red & white hinged lid 1-pc cardboard box numbered to this revolver with instruction booklet & warranty card. Also accompanied by its orig Kraft colored cardboard shipping sleeve, numbered to this revolver. PROVENANCE: Ted Knee Collection. CONDITION: New & unfired since engraving retaining virtually all of its fine custom blue. Grips are crisp, boxes are crisp. 4-36614 JR66 (4,000-6,000)

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*MARBLES MODEL 1908A GAME GETTER COMBINATION RIFLE/SHOTGUN. SN 4117. Cal. 22 & 44 Smoothbore. Blue finish with 18″ bbls, gold bead front sight, fixed rear sight and a locking Marbles receiver sight. Breech end of bbl has usual markings on each side with “GAME GETTER” on left side of frame and “PATENT ALLOWED” in an oval on right side. Mounted with Marbles embossed checkered hard rubber grips and has its orig folding tubular frame metal stock. Only a few of these unusual firearms survive today with much orig finish. Accompanied by a canvas & leather carrying case and an orig wire cleaning rod. Canvas case is period to the gun. Also accompanied by copies of two Marbles advertisements. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Overall retains 96-98% strong orig blue with only slight muzzle edge wear. Hammer retains about all of its brilliant orig case colors. Grips & stock are crisp. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bores. Canvas case is oil stained and soiled but sound. 4-38677 JR51 (2,250-3,250)

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*SCARCE MARBLES MODEL 1921 COMBINATION RIFLE/SHOTGUN. SN 15560. Cal. 22 & 44 Smoothbore. Blue finish with 18″ bbls, gold bead front sight, Marbles 2-position rear sight with wood grip panels and nickel plated 3-pc folding skeleton stock. Bbl lug has usual markings on each side. Accompanied by an original Marbles marked leather holster, missing its carrying straps. Also accompanied by copies of two Marbles Game Getter advertisements and an owner’s certificate for this firearm identified by serial number with “date finished” “12/22/25” and the owner’s name is listed as “C.C. ROBINSON” of Montclair, New Jersey. CONDITION: Fine. Overall retains 95-96% strong orig finish with bright case colors on hammer. Grip panels have a few minor handling & use marks and retain most of their orig oil finish. Folding stock retains most of its orig nickel finish with some very minor flaking. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bores. Holster has crackled surface finish but is sound & pliable. 4-38676 JR52 (1,750-2,250)

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1125
Revised: 9/15/2009

Correction to printed catalog: Estimate $1,200-$1,500

OIL ON CANVAS OF DALL’S SHEEP IN A MOUTNAINOUS SURROUND SIGNED GUY COHELEACH (American, 1933 – ). This terrific rendition of Dall’s sheep in snow in a mountainous surrounding with bright colors has great attention to detail. Signed in the lower left, “Guy Coheleach”. Coheleach is most well known of his depiction of various species of African game and big cats, an extremely popular sportsman’s artist. Framed in a simulated antique wood frame. SIZE: 32”w x 20”h. CONDITION: Generally very good to excellent. 4-38060 (1,200-1,500)

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1126
Revised: 9/15/2009

Correction: Estimate should read $1,200-$1,500

OIL ON CANVAS OF AFRICAN LION & LIONESS SIGNED MAJEWICZ (German, 1897-1965). This large oil on canvas image depicts a large male lion in the foreground with a lioness in the back ground in a savanna-type surrounding. Signed in the lower right. Majewicz did a fair amount of depictions of a considerable amount of African game animals and in particular, specialized in lions. In a framed, antiqued-style frame with gold highlights. SIZE: 35”w x 27-1/2” h (incl. frame). CONDITION: Generally good. 4-38062 (2,000-3,000)

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1127
Revised: 9/15/2009

Correction to printed catalog: Estimate $300-$600

WATERCOLOR ON PANEL OF POINTERS ON QUAIL SIGNED ARTURO. Scene depicts two English pointers on point w/two quail beneath the prickly pear cactus while two others take flight. Signed lower right, “ARTURO” (also with a number that can’t be discerned). Framed in an antique wood style frame and matted (with no glass). SIZE: (incl. frame) 40”w x 30”h. CONDITION: Generally good. 4-37995 (300-600)

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*EXQUISITE MUFFOLINI ENGRAVED F’LLI RIZZINI 20 BORE SIDE LOCK EJECTOR SINGLE TRIGGER GAME GUN WITH CASE. SN 2224. Cal. 20 Ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 28″ Chopper lump bbls are engraved “F’lli Rizzini – Magno V.T.” on plain, concave game rib. Bbl flats have Italian proofs, and SN. Bottoms of bbls also have proofs, and are engraved “New England Arms Co.- Maine” (Importer). Full side lock action has non automatic safety and single non selective trigger. Coin finished action and lock plates are engraved with very detailed semi relief acanthus scroll with roses and strapwork highlights on finely stippled background. Bottom of action has “F’lli Rizzini” in a riband. Trigger guard has matching scroll and strapwork. SN is on riband on tang. Engravers signature “S Muffolini” is on trigger plate on right side of bow. Beads and fillets on action are finely filed and finished. Spectacular stump figured Circassian walnut buttstock with reddish honey coloration measures 14-3/4″ with skip line checkered wood butt features 28 LPI borderless flat top point pattern checkering. Matching splinter forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left -.619, right -.620. Bore restrictions: left -.015, right -.014. Wall thickness: left -.044, right -.047. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs. 3.8 oz, LOP 14-3/4″. Leather case with stitched leather corners has dark olive cloth interior with makers label, and paper label with particulars of this gun. Accessories include 2-pc wooden cleaning rod, snap caps, oil bottle, and the key. CONDITION: Essentially new, appears unfired. Some minor marks on bbl flats from assembly and dis-assembly. Case has some minor marks on exterior. Interior is excellent. Accessories are excellent. F’lli Rizzini manufacture fewer than 15 of these meticulously crafted firearms a year. 4-38158 MGM65 (65,000-90,000)

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*OUTSTANDING FILI RIZZINI R-1 SABATTI ENGRAVED W/CASE. SN 2227. Cal. 12 ga. 28″ bbls. With tapered concave rib, single silver sighting bead, 2-3/4″ chambers. IMP-CYL/MOD. Dbl triggers and ejectors. Top of rib is marked, “FILI RIZZINI MAGNO V.T.”. BN date code indicates manufacturer 2000. Bottom of right bbl stamped, “WILLIAM LARKIN MOORE & CO-USA”. Receiver is fabulously engraved with tight foliate arabesque scroll surrounding bouquets of flowers, each side plate is marked “FILI RIZZINI”. Bottom of receiver is marked “FILI RIZZINI/MAGNO V.T.” Trigger plate is signed “GIAN MARCO SABATTI INC.” Mounted with dark marbly walnut, checkered straight grip, skip line checkered butt, checkered splinter forend with engraved metal tip release, engraved tear drop escutcheon and engraved forend iron. Bore diameter: left .726, right .725. Bore restrictions: left .010, right .004. Wall thickness: left .034, right .031. Drop at heel: 1-3/4, drop at comb: 1-1/4. Weight: 6 lbs. 9 oz. LOP 14-1/2. Accompanied with a Nozzoli leather luggage case with makers label and charge card on inside lid. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbls retain virtually all of their fine orig blue. The silver receiver is crisp and clean. The stock retains virtually all of its fine hand rubbed finish with just a few minor handling marks. Forend is sound and retains virtually all of its fine hand rubbed finish. Mechanics are crisp with non-automatic safety, strong ejectors and bright shiny bores. Gun appears to be virtually new since manufacture. Case is in equally new condition with a few minor scuffs in leather. 4-39031 BDT500 (55,000-75,000)

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*STRIKING FAMARS POSEIDON CENTER MOUNTED SIDELOCK OVER-UNDER TWO GUN (12 GA. AND 20 GA.) SET WITH CASE. SN K0065 & K0066. Cal. 12 Ga.(K0065) and 20 Ga. (K0066) 30″ Demi-block bbls have medium height, flat, matted, solid ribs with “1” and “2” inlaid in gold with engraved background at breech ends. Left sides of top bbls are engraved “Abbiatico & Salvinelli”. Bottoms and sides of bbls are marked with Italian proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers with importers stamp (“BSANY” “MILLBROOK”). Nicely filed actions have non-automatic safeties (“Safe” inlaid in gold), ornamental sideplates, and removable trigger and firing mechanisms built on interesting “sidelock” design. Action and lockplates are engraved with well executed semi-relief flowing acanthus scroll with nicely shaded background. Bottoms of actions have “POSEIDON” inlaid in gold on riband. Actions are inlaid in gold “ABBIATICO & SALVINELLI” on both sides. Scroll engraved top levers have nos. “1” and “2” inlaid in gold. Stocks feature Woodward style pistol grips with long tang extension from behind trigger guard to engraved steel grip cap, with SNs on tang. Butts are checkered, and have engraved steel heel and toe plates. There are gold ovals on toe lines, engraved with initials “CWC”. Gun no. 1 (12 Ga.) has beautifully flame figured and marbled European walnut. Gun no. 2 (20 Ga.) has narrowly marbled and streaked European walnut with slight figure. Both guns have borderless checkering at about 32 LPI. One piece matching forends have Boss style bolsters with Anson release. “1” and “2” are gold inlaid on steel tips. Gun no. 1 – 12 Ga: Bore diameter: top -.727, bottom -.724. Bore restrictions: top -.030, bottom -.015. Wall thickness: top -.035, bottom -.040. Drop at heel: 2″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 8 lbs. 4 oz, LOP 15-5/16″. Gun no. 2 – 20 Ga: Bore diameter: top -.625, bottom -.625. Bore restrictions: top -.025, bottom -.008. Wall thickness: top -.041, bottom -.046. Drop at heel: 2″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 7 lbs. 3.5 oz, LOP 15-1/16″. Dark brown leather Nizzoli case has stitched leather corners. Interior is lined in dark green cloth with black leather Famars label, and contains fully engraved double trigger and sidelock assemblies for each gun ($6000), as well as, spare mainsprings, ejector springs, and strikers for each gun, snap caps, Famars cloth bags for bbls and actions, and straps for case. A fabulous special order game gun set and an exceptional value. CONDITION: Excellent, virtually new, with only very slight handling marks, and marks near trunnions from assembly. Forend rib on 20 Ga. gun shows silvering from assembly and dis-assembly. Gun appears to have been shot a bit. Case is excellent. Interior and accessories are excellent. 4-38993 MGM158 (55,000-75,000)

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*CASED PAIR OF ABBIATICO & SALVINELLI ROYAL PINLESS SIDELOCK OVER-UNDER GAME GUNS WITH EXTRA BARRELS FOR GUN NO. 1. SN 1023 & 1024. Cal. 12 Ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 27″ Barrels with matted, ventilated ribs, with “1” and “2” inlaid in gold at rear, are engraved “Abbiatico & Salvinelli” on left side of top bbls. Flats and sides of bbls are marked with Italian proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. Gun no. 1 has an extra set of 28″ bbls with some markings. 27″ Barrels of both guns have been fitted with sling eyes and loops, consisting of a yoke which goes around lower bbl, and is affixed to side ribs with screws. Very finely filed actions feature non-automatic safeties (“S” is engraved on gold band), single non-selective triggers, and pinless sidelocks. Actions and lockplates are very finely engraved with meticulously executed shaded flowing open scroll. Top levers continue the theme, and have “1” and “2” inlaid in gold, thumbpieces are pierced with scroll motif. Engravers signature (G. Sabatti) is on trigger plates at right side of trigger. Nicely matched honey colored, beautifully marbled, European walnut semi-pistol grip buttstocks measure 14-7/8″ over checkered wood butts, and feature 26 LPI point pattern borderless checkering. Matching 1-pc forends have Anson releases, with “1” and “2” inlaid in gold on unusually shaped steel tips. Gun no. 1 – 27″ bbls: Bore diameter: top -.728, bottom -.727. Bore restrictions: top -.014, bottom -.004. Wall thickness: top -.027, bottom -.035. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 7 lbs. 7.7 oz, LOP 14-7/8″. Second bbl set for gun no. 1 – 28″: Bore diameter: top -.725, bottom -.725. Bore restrictions: top -.025, bottom -.012. Wall thickness: top -.033, bottom -.033. Weight: 7 lbs. 8 oz. Gun no. 2: Bore diameter: top -.728, bottom -.727. Bore restrictions: top -.009, bottom -.003. Wall thickness: top -.034, bottom -.035. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 7 lbs. 8 oz, LOP 14-7/8″. Nizzoli leather case with stitched leather corners has a canvas cover with leather trim. Interior is lined in beige pigskin with black A & S label, and metal Nizzoli medallion. Accessories include “Lightwood” round oil bottle, pair of plastic snap caps, sling loops for buttstocks, as well as, cloth bags for bbls and actions. PROVENANCE: Copy of listing from Safari Outfitters. CONDITION: Essentially as new, with trunnion area of bbls showing marks from assembly and dis-assembly. There are a few very minor marks and small dings on stocks. Case leather is excellent, with a bit of staining on front edge between latches. Canvas cover shows some marks. Interior is excellent. Oil bottle is excellent. 4-39028 MGM156 (55,000-75,000)

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1133
Revised: 10/5/2009

Correction to Printed Catalog: Catalog image of full-view depicts the same gun photographed twice. The second gun is not pictured (see website for correct image).

*CASED PAIR OF ABBIATICO & SALVINELLI OVER-UNDER JOREMA ROYAL HEAVY GAME GUNS WITH EXTRA BARRELS. SN 845 & 846. (1988) Cal. 12 Ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 29-3/4″ Demi-block bbls with low, flat, matted, ventilated ribs are inlaid in gold “Abbiatico & Salvinelli” on top left. Rear portions of ribs are inlaid in gold with Roman numerals, “I” and “II”, denoting gun, and Arabic numerals “1” and “2” denoting bbl set. Bottoms and sides of bbls have Italian proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. Gun SNs are inlaid in gold. Very finely chiseled and filed pinless sidelock actions have automatic safeties, with “S” inlaid in gold, and double triggers with front articulated. Actions are engraved with very finely cut small shaded scroll with Bulino portrait of Springer Spaniel, and engraver’s signature (Inglesina G. Sabatti Inc). Lockplates show differing Bulino scenes of dogs and birds, beautifully engraved by “S. Venzi”. Right lock plate of gun no. I shows a group of chukar flushing from hillside, with woodlands in background; left side shows a group of 3 Springer Spaniels sitting in meadow. Gun no.II depicts two cock pheasants, one in flight, and the other perched on stump, preparing to flush. Left side depicts two Springer Spaniels sitting in same meadow scene as gun no. I. Single beaded trigger guards are scroll engraved with SNs on tangs. Outstanding, perfectly matched, beautifully flame figured and marbled Circassian walnut straight grip buttstocks measure 16″ over leather covered pads, and feature drop points and 26 LPI flat top borderless checkering. One piece matching forends have Anson release with gun nos “I” and “II” inlaid in gold on tip. Gun no. “I” Barrel set no. 1: Bore diameter: top -.725, bottom -.725. Bore restrictions: top -.016, bottom -.006. Wall thickness: top -.031, bottom -.034. Weight: 7 lbs. 13.8 oz. Barrel set no. 2 of Gun no. I: Bore diameter: top -.724, bottom -.724. Bore restrictions: top -.028, bottom -.020. Wall thickness: top -.032, bottom -.033. Drop at heel: 2-3/4″, drop at comb:1-5/16″. Weight: 7 lbs. 13 oz, LOP 16″. Gun no. II, bbl set no. 1: Bore diameter: top -.725, bottom -.725. Bore restrictions: top -.021, bottom -.015. Wall thickness: top -.034, bottom -.036. Weight: 7 lbs. 14 oz. Gun no. II bbl set no. 2: Bore diameter: top -.726, bottom -.726. Bore restrictions: top -.026, bottom -.028. Wall thickness: top -.031, bottom -.035. Drop at heel: 2-13/16″, drop at comb: 1-5/16″. Weight: 7 lbs. 14 oz, LOP 16″. Nizzoli leather double motor case has stitched leather corners, brass hardware and is lined in maroon cloth with black leather A & S label. In the case are two leather wallets with paperwork with specifications for these fine guns, along with, spare mainsprings. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain most all of their original black, silvering at muzzles, with a few marks from use. Actions and lockplates retain virtually all of their coin finish, again with a few light marks, most noticeable of which goes across Bulino scene on bottom of action of gun no. I. Stocks retain virtually all of their rubbed oil finish with a few handling marks, and a fairly heavy compression on right side of forward portion of forend of gun II. Checkering is slightly worn. Actions are tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Case leather shows numerous light nicks and scuffs. Straps and handle are strong. Interior is very fine, but shows some wear from contact with guns. 4-38640 MGM159 (35,000-45,000)

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*PAIR OF FAMARS VENUS EXTRA SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME GUNS WITH CASE. SN 32021 & 32022. Cal. 28 Ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 26-7/8″ Chopper lump barrels are engraved “Made by Famars for C. E. M. Rosen” on their high narrow matted game ribs. Bbl flats have Italian proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers, SN, and Famars logo. Rear portion of ribs are marked “I” and “II” respectively. Coin finished full sidelock actions feature non-automatic safeties, and double triggers (front articulated). Actions and lockplates are engraved with nicely executed rose and scroll in classic style. Engravers signature, “CR. Vasco Inc” is on trigger plates in front of bow. Single beaded trigger guards have scroll on bows, with matching scroll and SN on tangs. “I” and “II” are on respective top levers. Well matched figured and dark streaked European walnut straight grip buttstocks measure 14-11/16″ over checkered wood butts, and feature diamond grips, drop points, and 28 LPI checkering with line border. Matching long splinter forends have Anson release, with “I” and “II” on steel tips. Gun no, 1: Bore diameter: left -.567, right -.566. Bore restrictions: left -.009, right -.001. Wall thickness: left -.047, right -.056. Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 6 lbs. 0 oz, LOP 14-11/16″. Gun no. 2: Bore diameter: left -.567, right -.570. Bore restrictions: left -.011, right -.003. Wall thickness: left -.045, right -.049. Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 6 lbs. .3 oz, LOP 14-11/16″. Leather two-gun case with stitched leather corners has red cloth interior with leather A & S label. Accessories include pair of snap caps and oil bottle. CONDITION: Excellent. Guns show very little wear, with some silvering at muzzles, of gun number 2, and a couple of marks on left side of bbls of gun number 1. Stocks have a few very minor handling marks. Actions are tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are slightly out of time on gun no. 2. Bores are excellent. Case leather has a number of scuffs and marks. Straps and handle are fine. Interior shows slight soiling from contact with guns. 4-38468 MGM92 (30,000-36,000)

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*PAIR OF ABBIATICO & SALVINELLI VENUS EXTRA GAME GUNS WITH CASE. SN 020 & 021. Cal. 20 Ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 27″ Chopper lump barrels are engraved “Made by Abbiatico & Salvinelli for C. E. M. Rosen” on raised narrow concave matted game ribs with “I” and “II” at breech ends. Bbl flats have Italian Nitro proofs, with SN, and “A & S” logo. Full sidelock actions feature non-automatic safeties, double triggers (front trigger articulated), nicely filed fillets, beads, and bolsters, and bushed strikers. Action and lockplates are engraved with classic tight scroll and rose motif with “Abbiatico & Salvinielli” on both lockplates. Engravers signature “B. Guldini Inc” is on trigger plates on right side of trigger guard bows. Top levers have “I” and “II” engraved. Single beaded trigger guards have scroll on bows, and SN on tangs. Well matched light honey colored slightly figured and dark streaked European walnut straight grip buttstocks measure 14-3/4″ over checkered wood butts, feature diamond grips, drop points, and 28 LPI checkering with line borders. Matching forends have Anson releases with “I” and “II” on tips. Gun number 1: Bore diameter: left -.626, right -.627. Bore restrictions: left -.022, right -.012. Wall thickness: left -.049, right -.037. Drop at heel: 2-1/16″, drop at comb: 1-5/16″. Weight: 6 lbs. 0 oz, LOP 14-3/4″. Gun no. 2: Bore diameter: left -.626, right -.627. Bore restrictions: left -.023, right -.012. Wall thickness: left -.031, right -.042. Drop at heel: 2-1/16″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 6 lbs. .3 oz, LOP 14-3/4″. Leather two-gun case with stitched leather corners has red cloth interior, with leather A & S label. CONDITION: Excellent, very near new, with a few minor marks on wood and metal. Breech faces show extractor wipe marks. Actions are tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Case has some minor scuffs in leather, and a few areas of darkening. Interior cloth and partitions are excellent. 4-38467 MGM94 (27,500-32,500)

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*FAMARS MODEL 270 SELF COCKING EJECTOR SINGLE TRIGGER HAMMER GUN. SN 32007. Cal. 12 Ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 28″ Dovetailed steel bbls are engraved “Made in Italy – Jaqua’s Findlay – Ohio. Mod. 270 – 12 Ga.” and have “Armi Famars” inlaid in gold on narrow concave game rib. Breech ends of bbls have gold double line inlay. There’s a single very fine gold line around muzzles. Bbl flats have Italian proofs for 70mm chambers, Famars logo, and SN. Rear lump marked “Mario Remp Primo Tony”. “Made in Italy” is on splinter. Side lock action features non automatic tang safety, single non selective trigger, and intricately filed (Disco Volante) fences. Action is engraved in scroll, pleasingly interspersed with unengraved areas. Bottom of action is engraved “Famars”. Engravers name “R. Vascoinc” is on trigger plate. Lock plates have no engraving, but borders are inlaid in gold. Left lock has “Armi Famars” inlaid in gold. Right has “Gardone V. T.” Serpentine hammers are scroll engraved. Top lever has imperial crown inlaid in gold. Single beaded trigger guard is scroll engraved with SN inlaid in gold on tang. Lightly streaked and figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-3/8″ over finely checkered butt, and features drop points, and 28 LPI checkering with line border. Full splinter forend has Anson release, wood and checkering to match buttstock, and inlaid gold shield surrounded by oak leaves with “Famars” on a riband surmounted by a crown. Bore diameter: left -.732, right -.731. Bore restrictions: left -.037, right -.018. Wall thickness: left -.033, right -.035. Drop at heel: 2-7/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7 lbs. 6 oz. CONDITION: Excellent. Barrels retain virtually all of their brown finish. Action and lock plates have most of their coin finish with staining evident on edges of fences, and front portion of lock plates. Wood retains virtually all its original oil finish with marks and stains from handling. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Single trigger works well. 4-38694 MGM28 (12,500-17,500)

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*FLLI. BERTUZZI YEAGER COMMEMORATIVE SHOTGUN NUMBER 99/100 WITH CASE. SN 099. Cal. 12 Ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. This unusual commemorative shotgun honoring one of America’s great heroes exhibits the famous Bertuzzi quality throughout. 28″ Mono block bbls have nicely matted, narrow ventilated rib, and are engraved “Made by Flli Bertuzzi” and “For U. S. Historical Society”, on either side of mono block. “Flli Bertuzzi” is inlaid in gold. Bottoms of block have Italian proofs, are stamped “Taylor’s & Co Winchester, VA” and SN “099”. Bottom of bottom bbl engraved “U. S. H. S. Richmond, VA Made in Italy GA 12”. Bbls have screw-in chokes. Coin finished action and side plates are marked w/ Italian proofs and “099” and are covered w/ beautifully executed relief scroll w/ Bulino motifs of face on portrait of Chuck Yeager, Bell X1 rocket plane, double eagle hallmark of the historical society, and P-51 Mustang, all inlaid in gold. U. S. Air Force emblem is engraved on right lock plate surrounded by 13 gold stars. “Safe” is inlaid in gold on top tang, and no. “99/100″ is inlaid on trigger guard bow. Nicely streaked European walnut full pistol grip buttstock measures 14-5/8″ over checkered wood butt and features approx 24 LPI borderless checkering. Matching forend has a sliding latch. Bore diameter: top -722, bottom -722. Wall thickness: top -.035, bottom -.038. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-7/16”. Weight: 7lbs 11oz. High quality leather case by Nirroli has stitched leather corners, and is lined in wine colored cloth w/ Chuck Yeager commemorative label and contains a pair of snap caps, choke tube wrench, and 3 extra choke tubes, w/ 2 empty containers for tubes installed in gun. Included w/ the gun is the copy of YEAGER, AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY, and a copy of July 1989 SHOTGUN SPORTS magazine featuring the history of this commemorative. PROVENANCE: Yeager book, and magazine. CONDITION: Excellent, essentially new. Few rub marks from forearm being in contact w/ bbl, and some very slight discoloration on bottom of action. Wood has one or two very minor marks on toe line of butt. Bores are excellent w/ no visible imperfections. Case is excellent w/ a few minor scuffs. Straps show use. Interior is excellent, but a bit dusty. 4-37421 (10,000-12,500)

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*EXTREMELY FINE BERTUZZI ZEUS EXTRA LUSSO ENGRAVED BY MUFFOLINI WITH CASE. SN 6013. Cal. 20 Ga. 28″ Barrels with flat matted solid rib are engraved “F’lli Bertuzzi – Italy” on left side of top bbl. Flats of bottom bbl have Italian Nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers with SN, and are stamped “Armi Bertuzzi”. Bottom of bbl is engraved “New England Arms Co. Kittery Point, ME” (Importer). Finely filed coin finished sidelock action features automatic safety and single non-selective trigger. Action and lockplates have full coverage of meticulously executed relief flowing acanthus scroll with bouquet terminations and accents with finely shaded background. In this creation certain of these terminations are further accented by being inlaid in gold, sometimes it is a leaf, sometimes a blossom, and other times just a portion of a blossom or tendril, all done for a very pleasing effect, with finely shaded background by S. Muffolini whose signature appears on right side of trigger plate. “F’lli Bertuzzi” is engraved on ribands on either side of lower portion of action. Single beaded trigger guard continues this motif, as does guard tang, with SN engraved in part of composition. Spectacular honey colored flame figured and marbled French walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-5/8″ over skeleton steel buttplate engraved to match action, with checkered center. Stock features drop points and nearly perfectly executed 30 LPI borderless checkering. Matching one piece forend has Anson release. Metal is engraved to match action with numerous gold highlights. Bore diameter: top -.625, bottom -.628. Bore restrictions: top -.013, bottom -.008. Wall thickness: top -.042, bottom -.041. Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 6 lbs. 10 oz, LOP 14-5/8″. Nirolli leather case has brass corners, is lined in burgundy cloth, and contains a pair of snap caps, and straps. CONDITION: Excellent, virtually new, with only a few minor marks near trunnions from assembly and dis-assembly. Case has a few marks in the leather. Interior is as new. 4-38471 MGM95 (38,500-48,500)

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*DASSA ENGRAVED BERTUZZI ZEUS EXTRA LUSSO GAME GUN WITH EXTRA BARRELS AND CASE. SN 6058 & extra bbl 6057. Cal. 12 Ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 28″ Chopper lump bbls with narrow concave matted game ribs are engraved “F’lli Bertuzzi Italy” on top of left bbls. Bbl flats show Italian nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers, and are stamped with SNs, “6057” and “6058”. Bottoms of bbls are marked “New England Arms Co.” “Kittery Point, ME U. S. A.” (Importer). Full sidelock action features non-automatic safety (“Safe” inlaid in gold), single non-selective triggers, and bushed strikers. Action is very finely engraved with well cut open semi-relief scroll and acanthus with dark shaded background. Bottom of action has Bulino portrait in oval frame of pointer retrieving cock pheasant. Right lockplate has Bulino scene of pointer flushing covey of bobwhite in southern pine woodland, with portrait of bobwhite at front of lockplate. Left lockplate has an English setter flushing pair of pheasant with portrait of cock pheasant at front termination of lockplate. “Bertuzzi” is in Gothic script on both sides of action under lockplate. Small trigger guard bow is engraved with matching acanthus scroll, as is the tang that has SN in broad riband. All this fine work was produced by Dassa whose signature is on trigger plate on right side of trigger. Finely marbled European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-7/8″ over checkered wood butt, with steel heel and toe plates, engraved to match action. Stock features drop points, and 32 LPI point pattern borderless checkering. Matching splinter forend has Anson release and gold Bertuzzi logo inlaid in central diamond. Barrel set “6057”: Bore diameter: left -.726, right -.726. Bore restrictions: left -.026, right -.011. Wall thickness: left -.034, right -.040. Drop at heel: 2-7/16″, drop at comb: 1-7/16:. Weight: 6 lbs. 13 oz, LOP 14-7/8″. Barrel set “6058”: Bore diameter: left -.724, right -.724. Bore restrictions: left -.016, right -.009. Wall thickness: left -.035, right -.035. Weight: 6 lbs. 12 oz. Nizzoli oak and leather case has brass corners and hardware. Interior is lined in maroon cloth with leather Bertuzzi label, and contains straps for case. CONDITION: Excellent, near new, shows only slight evidence of ever being used, with very slight extractor wipe marks on breech face, and light marks from contact with cartridge heads. There are two or three minor marks in wood from handling. Case is near new, with a few minor marks in leather. 4-38472 MGM118 (45,000-55,000)

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*BERTUZZI BEST SIDELOCK ROUNDED ACTION GAME GUN WITH CASE. SN 6055. Cal. 16 Ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 29″ Chopper lump bbls with medium height matted concave game rib are engraved “Armi F’lli Bertuzzi Italy” on top of left bbl. Bbl flats are marked “Armi Bertuzzi” with proofs, and SN. Bottoms of bbls are stamped “New England Arms & Co” and “Massachusset U. S. A.” either side of loop. Sidelock action with rounded lockplates has finely filed beads and fillets, and features non-automatic safety, double triggers with front articulated, and bushed strikers. Action is finely engraved with semi-relief shaded scroll and floral motifs. Bottom of action has Bulino vignette of Ruffed grouse perched on branch in birch forest, with woodcock nestled on the ground. Right lockplate depicts pair of woodcock flying through alders. Left lockplate has a trio of Ruffed Grouse flushing from birch forest. Engravers signature “A. Rirrini” (?) and “2000” are on bottom of each lockplate. “F’lli Bertuzzi” is engraved on either side of action under lockplates. Very fancy honey colored, stump figured and darkly marbled Circassian walnut straight grip buttstock measures 15-3/8″ over fully checkered wood butt. There is a vacant gold oval on toe line. Stock features rounded tear shaped drop points and 32 LPI point pattern borderless checkering. Matching small beavertail forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left -.667, right -.666. Bore restrictions: left -.015, right -.011. Wall thickness: left -.041, right -.038. Drop at heel: 2-7/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs. 7 oz, LOP 15-3/8″. Leather case has brass corners and hardware. Interior is lined in maroon cloth, with leather Bertuzzi label, and contains straps and covers for bbl and action. CONDITION: Essentially, as new. Appears unfired. Bbl lumps show marks from assembly. A few very minor marks on left side of buttstock. Case is near new with only a few handling marks in leather. 4-38473 MGM119 (30,000-40,000)

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*INCREDIBLE DASSA ENGRAVED BERTUZZI SIDELOCK 2-BBL SET SIDE-BY-SIDE SHOTGUN WITH HUEY CASE. SN 6011. Cal. 16 ga. 2-bbl set, both 28″: set 1, as marked on bbl lug, 2-3/4″ chambers, CYL / IMP-CYL chokes; set 2, as marked on bbl lug, 2-3/4″ chambers, IMP-CYL / MOD chokes, ejectors and hinged dbl triggers. Both sets of bbls have concave, tapered, matted ribs with sgl brass sighting bead. Both sets of bbls are marked on left bbl “FLLI BERTUZZI ITALY”. Both sets of bbls are stamped under forend near forend lug “NEW ENGLAND ARMS CO. / KITTERY POINT ME U.S.A.”. Bbl flats of set 1 are date-coded “BL” for 1998 and SN 6010. Set 2 is also date-coded “BL” with SN 6011. The Dassa engraved sidelock receiver on left plate has two gold rooster pheasants flushing ahead of a pointing spaniel with a grain field, farmhouse and mountain in background. The right plate is engraved with two flushing ruffed grouse in front of a pointing setter positioned in a wooded scene. Bottom of receiver is a portrait of a setter with a ruffed grouse in its mouth. The remainder of receiver is a bold relief floral scroll with shaded background. Trigger guard bow has a gold woodcock in flight in wooded scene, with balance of matching relief floral scroll and shaded background. Right side of trigger plate is signed “INC. DASSA”. Also engraved on each side of receiver below lockplate is “FLLI BERTUZZI”. Mounted with marbly exhibition walnut, checkered splinter forend with push-tip release, gold Bertuzzi crest, diamond escutcheon, with forend iron, escutcheon and tip all engraved with shaded background to match receiver. Checkered straight grip stock with dropper points and matching engraved heel and toe plates. SET 1: Bore diameter: left -.667, right -.667. Bore restrictions: left -.006, right -.003. Wall thickness: left -.027, right -.029. SET 2: Bore diameter: left -.667, right -.667. Bore restrictions: left -.015, right -.010. Wall thickness: left -.029, right -.028. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 6 lbs. 1 oz. LOP 14-1/2″. Gun is housed in a Huey oak and leather case, no. 1480, with gold accessories, maroon lining and a maroon canvas and leather covering. CONDITION: Appears new since manufactured. Both sets of bbls retain virtually all of their fine orig blue with a couple of the finest light handling marks. Receiver is sharp, bright and crisp. Stock has sharp checkering, only a couple of very minor tiny handling marks and retaining virtually all of its fine orig finish. Forend likewise is similar with sharp checkering and virtually all of its fine orig finish. Mechanics are crisp with non-automatic safety, strong ejectors and bright new shiny bores. Case is likewise in near-new condition with some minor scuffing on canvas cover. 4-37403 (37,500-47,500)

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Revised: 9/11/2009

Correction to printed catalog – Please note that new close up images of engraving have been retaken to show the exquisite nature of the Bulino technique. These new images are available in session 1 of the online catalog.

*PEDRETTI ENGRAVED F’LLI PIOTTI MONACO 3 EXTRA .410 SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN WITH CASE. SN 9964. Cal. .410 Ga. 3″ Chambers. 28″ Chopper lump bbls have low concave game rib with “F.lli Piotti, Italy” inlaid in gold, with 2 gold bands at breech ends of bbls. Bbl flats have Italian proofs for 3″ chambers, Piotti logo, and SN. Bottom of right bbl is marked “Monaco 3 Extra”. Nicely proportioned small sidelock action has non-automatic safety, and non-selective single trigger. Action is engraved with deep Bulino darkly shaded open flowing scroll with floral highlights. Many of the flowers, and parts of flowers, are inlaid in gold. Bottom of action incorporates many songbirds perched on portions of acanthus scroll. Fences continue this motif. Hand detachable pinless lockplates have beautifully executed lifelike Bulino engraving depicting a group of Gambrel quail in desert scene on right lockplate and pair of woodcock in alders on left. Floral gold accents are in scroll at rear of lockplates. Single beaded small bow trigger guard has matching scroll and gold inlays. SN is on tang which extends to similarly engraved steel grip cap. Beautifully mottled dark European stump walnut full pistol grip buttstock measures 14-7/8″ over steel buttplate with matching shaded scroll, songbirds, and gold inlays. All engraving is masterfully executed by G. S. Pedretti whose signature appears on trigger plate. Buttstock features diamond grip and 28 LPI checkering with line border. Matching beavertail forend has Anson release with separate steel mounting escutcheon and inlaid gold Piotti logo in central diamond. Drop at heel: 2″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 5 lbs. 11.5 oz, LOP 14-7/8″. Black leather case with stitched leather corners is lined in black velvet with black leather Piotti label. Accessories include 2-pc brass and rosewood cleaning rod, leather wallet with brushes, snap caps, and Piotti marked oil bottle. There is also a brown leather wallet containing paperwork pertaining to this gun. There is an envelope dated 2007 from G. S. Pedretti with “certificate of quality,” certifying that all the engraving on this gun was done by hand. CONDITION: Essentially as new, with only one or two minor marks on wood, from handling. Case is as new. 4-38161 MGM109 (50,000-85,000)

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*F’LLI PIOTTI MONACO SIDE LOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN. SN 9873. Cal. 12 Ga. 3″ Chambers. This finely crafted shotgun has 30″ steel chopper lump barrels with narrow flat matted rib, and is engraved “F’lli Piotti Italy” on left side of left bbl with decorative bands of engraving around breeches. Bbl flats are engraved with SN, stamped with Italian proofs, and Piotti logo. Bottoms of bbls have more proofs. Bottom of right bbl engraved with importers mark “W.L. Moore & Co. Scottsdale, AZ Mod. Monaco”. Full side lock H and H style action features non-automatic safety with “Safe” inlaid in gold, and double triggers. Water table has SN, proofs, Piotti logo, and is stamped “F’lli Piotti Serie Monaco”. Coin finished action has beautifully filed beads and fillets around action bar and fences, and is engraved with extremely fine and meticulously executed bouquet and scroll. Lock plates have “F’lli Piotti” inlaid in gold with gold line tumbler ends as cocking indicators. Single beaded trigger guard has matching bouquet and scroll with SN inlaid in gold on tang. Nicely marbled and lightly figured Turkish walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-7/8″ over skip line checkered wood butt, and features a gold oval with initials “FWS” engraved, diamond grip, and approx 26 LPI checkering with line border. Anson release splinter forend has wood and checkering to match buttstock, gold Piotti logo is inlaid at center. Bore diameter: left -.728, right -.729. Bore restrictions: left -.020, right -.010. Wall thickness: left -.028, right -.025. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 6 lbs. 15 oz. CONDITION: Excellent, near new, with a very few minor nicks from handling. Breech face shows no evidence of ever been fired. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. F’lli Piotti manufactures only about 65-70 guns per year. 4-37636 MGM19 (30,000-40,000)

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*RIGBY PINLESS SIDE LOCK DELUXE OVER AND UNDER GAME GUN WITH CASE. SN 4013. Cal. 20 Ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 28″ Barrels are inlaid in gold Gothic script “John Rigby & Co.” on left side of top bbl with flat narrow ventilated game rib. Bbl flats have SN. Coin finished pinless full side lock action features non automatic safety, single non selective trigger, and finely filed action beads. Action has 80% coverage of beautifully executed flowing open semi relief acanthus scroll with floral terminations, with “J. Rigby & Co” inlaid in gold on riband at bottom of action. Right side of top lever has Rigby double R logo inlaid in gold. Engravers name “G. Ferraglio” is on trigger plate. Lock plates are meticulously engraved in Bulino style with Labrador flushing rooster pheasant in a meadow on right side, and retrieving the pheasant on left, with signature of different engraver “Milani L.” on bottom of left lock plate. Trigger guard has scroll to match action with SN on riband at grip. Very fine flame figured and darkly marbled Circassian walnut semi pistol grip buttstock measures 15-3/4″ over plain wood butt, and features drop points and 26 LPI checkering with mullered border. Matching one piece forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: top -.625, bottom -.625. Bore restrictions: top -SC, bottom -SC. Wall thickness: top -.034, bottom -.031. Drop at heel: 1-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/8″. Weight: 7 lbs. 1 oz, LOP 15-1/2″. Older Browning leather case has green cloth interior. CONDITION: Extremely fine, appears close to new, with only a few very minor marks from handling. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are slightly out of time. Top ejector occasionally goes live, and needs looking into. Case has numerous scuffs. Interior is fine. 4-38418 MGM73 (25,000-30,000)

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*PAIR OF BADILLINI ENGRAVED PERAZZI MX20 SCO 20 GA. GAME GUNS WITH CASES. SN 115929 & 115930. Cal. 20 Ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 29-1/2″ Mono-block bbls have narrow checkered ventilated game ribs with “1” and “2” inlaid in gold, respectively. Left bolsters are marked “Perazzi” and “Brescia Made in Italy”. Bottoms of mono-blocks are marked with SN, proofs, “SCO” and “BSA NY”. Bottoms of bbls are marked “20 Gauge – 70”. Actions have non-automatic safeties, single selective triggers, and removable trigger groups, with gold plated internals. Actions are engraved with backgrounds of shaded scroll with acanthus highlights. Actions are engraved with finely executed Bulino scenes of covey of four flushing quail in meadow on right sides; quail flying over meadow on left, with last member of covey obviously hit with shot, as feathers are flying. Bottoms of actions have pair of woodcock in flight over alder thicket with moon rising in background. Top levers have “1” and “2” inlaid in gold, respectively. Very nicely matched and beautifully mottled and figured Turkish walnut semi-pistol grip buttstocks measure 14-3/4″ over full checkered wood butt. Point pattern 22 LPI checkering has line borders. Matching one piece forends have Deeley releases with “1” and “2” inlaid in gold at base of lever. Gun number 1: Bore diameter: top -.625, bottom -.626. Bore restrictions: top -.025, bottom -.019. Wall thickness: top -.047, bottom -.047. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs. 15.7 oz, LOP 14-3/4″. Gun no. 2: Bore diameter: top -.625, bottom -.624. Bore restrictions: top -.024, bottom -.018. Wall thickness: top -.048, bottom -.049. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs. 15.7 oz, LOP 14-3/4″. Makers blue canvas cases with leather trim, have brass hardware, “Perazzi” is embossed on leather central medallions. Interiors are lined with blue cloth, and contain repair kits with spare mainsprings and strikers, stock removal tools, and wallets with paperwork. CONDITION: Guns appear to be new. Little evidence of even having been fired. Slight marks on mono-blocks from assembly and dis-assembly. “Blue Book of Gun Values” lists MX20 SCO at over $30,000.00 manufacturers retail price each. 4-38474 MGM90 (22,500-32,500)

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*NEW BERETTA SO-10 EELL PINLESS SIDELOCK O/U SHOTGUN. SN SOOO53B. CAL. 20ga 28″ bbls hand filed solid rib with single brass sighting bead 3″ chambers IMP.MOD/IMP.CYL chokes ejectors and single selective trigger. Top rib of bbl is marked “Beretta”. Left side of bbl marked 20ga. 3″-28″ IM/IC. Center rib under forearm on left side is marked “Beretta”-Gardone V.T.-Made in Italy and on right side “Beretta” USA Corp. ACKK.MB. Bottom of bbl is date coded BZ for 2005. The pinless sidelock receiver is incredibly engraved with a background of tight miniature foliate arabesque scroll. Left plate has opposing pointer heads intertwined with open vine scroll with flower blossoms and portrait heads of game birds with flying quail and woodcock. Right plate is similar with opposing setter heads with woodcock and pheasant in flight. Bottom of receiver has Lab head with banner beneath it “Beretta/Made in Italy” two ducks in flight, another Lab with duck in mouth, all entwined with vines and floral bouquets, and at bottom opposing sweeping leaf pattern with duck’s heads and signed on right side M. Terzi and on right side D. Terzi. Top of receiver has geometric design with shaded background, pierced top lever with scroll and gold inlaid crown. Top tang has gold inlaid serial number and “S” at safely. Flats of action on right side stamped “SO10” and on left side “EELL”. Trigger guard is fully engraved with banner marked “SO10EELL” mounted with exhibition marble walnut, fluted drop points, checkered straight grip, checkered butt, checkered forend with finger grooves, and gold inlaid Beretta crest. Accompanied with factory oak and leather case and all accessories. Bore diameter: top .630, bottom .629. Bore restrictions: top .020, bottom .008. Wall thickness: top .039, bottom .043. Drop at heel: 2-1/16″, drop at comb: 1-5/16″ . Weight: 5 lbs. 15 oz. LOP 14-3/4″. Consignor states, “The gun came through the Beretta Gallery in New York, and current replacement would be approximately $135,000”. CONDITION: Extremely fine, as new and unfired since delivered. Gun appears truly new with possibly a few tiny handling marks. Mechanics are crisp. Non-automatic safety, strong ejectors, and shiny new bores as gun appears test-fired only. Case and accessories are in equally new condition. 4-39050 BDT219 (80,000-120,000)

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*EX. RARE PEDRETTI ENGRAVED BERETTA ASEELL 20 GA O/U. LIGHT GAME GUN. SN 31216. Cal. 20 Ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 27-1/2″ Mono-block matted ventilated rib bbls are marked “Boehler (Star logo) Antinit steel” and “P. Beretta – Gardone VT”, and “Made in Italy” on left side of top bbl. Bottom of mono-block is marked with Italian nitro proofs, SN, and bottom of bbls have no. “4020”. Sling loop is soldered to bbl. Coin finished action has non automatic safety, double bite square bolt top locking, gold plated double triggers, and vented breech faces. Action and side plates are very finely engraved with large shaded open acanthus scroll and roses. Top lever thumb piece, has pierced decoration in rose motif. Bottom of action is engraved “P. Beretta Gardone VT” in semi-circular riband. “Brevettato Italy” is inside cut for forend iron. Engravers signature “INC PEDRETTI” is engraved on trigger plate in front of right trigger. Blued trigger guard with matching engraving has SN at grip. Nicely mottled European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-1/4″ over checkered wood butt, and features gold shield with initials “CBS” engraved, sling loop, and 22 LPI checkering with line border. Matching single piece forend has Deeley type fastener and gold washed ejector trips. Fewer than 20 EELL examples exist. Bore diameter: top -.626, bottom -.625. Bore restrictions: top -.022, bottom -.013. Wall thickness: top -.036, bottom -.041. Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 5 lbs. 12-1/2 oz, LOP 14-1/4″. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain most of their original blue. Action retains virtually all of its coin finish. Wood has most of its varnish finish with a small number of nicks, very light scratches, and a few compressions from field use. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Bores are excellent. 4-37565 MGM51 (12,500-17,500)

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*P. BERETTA A S E OVER UNDER BOX LOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN. SN 7006. Cal. 20 Ga. 27-5/8″ Mono-block barrels are engraved “P. Beretta – Gardone V. T.” and “Acciaiu Speciale AL Chromo Molibdeno” on top bbl with raised solid matted rib. Breech area has Italian nitro proofs and SN stamped. Sling swivel is soldered to bottom bbl. Case hardened scalloped back action has double square bolt Kersten lock, and is stamped “AS – 20 – E” and SN on flats. Bottom of action is engraved “P. Beretta Gardone VT”. Top lever has inlaid silver pigeon. Balance of action has decorative border engraving. Lightly streaked European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-1/16″ over coarse checkered wood butt, and features sling loop, 20 LPI checkering with line border and checkered side panels. One piece forend has Deeley release with wood and checkering to match butt. Bore diameter: top -.624, bottom -.626. Bore restrictions: top -.030, bottom -.020. Wall thickness: top -.031, bottom -.037. Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 5 lbs. 6 oz, LOP 14-1/16″. PROVENANCE: Copy of original Beretta paperwork. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain most of original black. Action retains most of its case color, silvering on fences and beads. Wood retains most all of its varnish finish with some areas lifting with a few nicks and scratches from use. These early Berettas are very well made, and are fairly hard to come by in today’s market. 4-37558 MGM34 (4,000-6,000)

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*BERETTA AL-390 LIONESS SEMI AUTO SHOTGUN. SN V20079E. Cal. 12 ga. 28″ bbl with matted ventilated rib, sgl silver sighting bead, 3″ chamber and interchangeable chokes. Left side of bbl is marked “P. Beretta – Made in Italy / 12 ga. 2-3/4 and 3 in. shot shells 28 in.” Right side “Warning – Read instruction book for safe operation. / Book free from Beretta / Beretta USA Corp. ACKK. MD”. The left side of this limited edition receiver is elaborately engraved with floral scroll, 2 gold pheasants and crest with a gold lion marked “COMMUNITATIS BRIXIAE”. Lower rear portion marked “P. Beretta / 0079 / 1526”. Right side is engraved with floral scroll, 2 gold ducks in flight and gold “PB” insignia of Beretta. Mounted with highly figured walnut, checkered pistol grip, 3/8″ Beretta recoil pad and checkered forend. Bore diameter: .722. Bore restriction: variable. Wall thickness: .046. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 7 lbs. 4 oz. LOP 14-1/2″. CONDITION: Extremely fine, gun appears to be as new. Bbl retains 99% of orig blue with a small loss of finish on left side rear portion of rib. Receiver retains virtually all factory finish of matte bluing top and bottom and silver engraved sides. Stock is sound with a couple minor handling marks near pistol grip on left side and retains virtually all it’s orig oil finish. Forend is sound with a couple of minor handling marks and retains virtually all it’s factory oil finish. The bolt and lifter retain all of it’s factory jeweled finish. Mechanics are crisp as this gun appears to be test fired only. 4-38164 BDT54 (3,000-4,000)

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*SIG ARMS BY RIZZINI APOLLO TR20U OVER AND UNDER SHOTGUN. SN EX01187. Cal. 410. 26-1/2″ bbls, matted ventilated rib with sgl brass sighting bead, 3″ chambers, IMP.Cyl/MOD choke, ejectors and sgl selective trigger. Left side of bbl is marked “Warning: Read owners manual before use” and over chamber “SIGARMS Inc. / Exeter.NH”, right side “36 qa 3″ chamber Made in Italy”. Receiver has engraved hinge pin, “Apollo” in lower rear on each side and the circular Sig insignia on center bottom. Mounted with nicely figured walnut, checkered straight grip, 1/2″ solid black recoil pad and checkered schnable forend. Bore diameter: NA. Bore restrictions: NA. Wall thickness: NA. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs. 0 oz. LOP 14-3/4″. Accompanied by black ABS hard case embossed Sig Arms on top lid. CONDITION: Extremely fine as gun appears test fired only. Has just a couple of minor handling marks to orig finish. Mechanics are crisp with non-automatic safety, strong ejectors, bright shiny bores as gun appears to be test fired only. Case is in equally new condition. 4-38112 BDT53 (1,500-2,500)

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*RIZZINI OMNIUM OVER AND UNDER SHOTGUN. SN 45950. Cal. 12 ga. 28″ bbls with matted ventilated rib with sgl brass sighting bead, interchangeable chokes, 3″ chambers, ejectors and sgl selective trigger. Left side of bbl is marked “Warning: Read owner’s manual before use.” Left side over chamber is marked “RIZZINI / MADE IN ITALY”. Right side over chamber “12 ga. 3″ Magnum”. The boxlock receiver has minimum ornamental scroll, “Rizzini” on each side, an “OMNIUM” across center of bottom. Mounted with streaky straight grain walnut, checkered pistol grip with Rizzini hard rubber buttplate and checkered schnable forend. Bore diameter: top – .724, bottom – .725. Bore restrictions: top – MC, bottom – MC. Wall thickness: top – .035, bottom – .033. Drop at heel: 2-5/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7lbs. 1oz. LOP 14-5/8″. Accompanied by a Rizzini factory carrying case, black with green interior, 2 additional chokes and manual. CONDITION: Extremely fine, as new, gun appears test fired only. Bbls retain virtually all their orig factory blue with just a couple minor light handling marks. Receiver retains virtually all factory blue with possible tiny handling marks. Stock is sound with sharp checkering, perhaps a few handling marks and retains all orig factory finish. Forend is sound with tiny handling marks, sharp checkering and retains all factory finish. Mechanics are crisp with non-automatic safety, strong ejectors and shiny new bores. Case is in equally new condition with some minor scuffs on the exterior. 4-38646 BDT87 (1,500-2,500)

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*RENATO GAMBA DAYTONA TRAP COMBO W/CASE. SN 25020. Cal. 12 ga. 32″ over/under bbls with stepped tapered matted vent rib, dual white sighting beads and vented side ribs. IMP-MOD/FULL chokes single selective removable trigger and ejectors. The over bbl single is 34″ with stepped matted tapered vent rib, dual white sighting beads with Briley extended chokes and ejector. Chamber areas of both bbls have a gold lined border. Receiver has single line border engraving with “DAYTONA” in gold on both sides. “RENATO GAMBA” and logo in gold on bottom of receiver. Mounted with nicely figured walnut, checkered pistol grip with right hand palm swell, Danuser recoil system with serrated black Kickeez recoil pad, checkered fluted target forearm. Bore diameter: top .722, bottom .722. Bore restrictions: top .025, bottom .015. Wall thickness: top .030, bottom .035. Drop at heel: 1-38/”, drop at comb: 1-1/4″. Weight: 9lbs. 5oz. LOP 14-3/8″. Single bbl bore diameter: top .721. Bore restriction: Briley choke tube. Wall thickness: .060. Weight: 9lbs, 3 oz. Housed in maker’s hard luggage case embossed with maker’s name and logo. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbls retain 98-99% orig blue with a minor area of shallow pits on left side of top bbl of over/under set. Single bbl retains 98-99% of its orig. blue. Receiver has 98-99% orig blue with some minor thinning at sharp edge at bottom. Stock is sound with only a few minor handling marks and retains most of its original finish. Same holds true of forend. Single bbl is accompanied with MOD/IMP-MOD/FULL extended Briley choke tubes. Mechanics are crisp with strong ejectors, bright shiny bores in both bbls. This gun has seen very little use. Case is fine with some moderate staining to inside lining and is accompanied with stock wrench, owner’s manual and cover sleeves. 4-35871 BDT200 (5,500-7,500)

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*ARRIZABALAGA SIDE LOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN. SN 8684. Cal. 12 Ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 25-9/16″ Chopper lump bbls have flat matted game rib, and are engraved “FCA. de Pedro Arrizabalaga Eibar Spain” on tops. Bbl flats and bottoms of bbls have Spanish nitro proofs. Coin finished Holland style side lock action features automatic safety, double triggers (front articulated), bushed strikers, and hidden third fastener. Action and side plates are engraved with stylized rose and scroll with relief game birds on lock plates and pair of dogs on bottom of action. Fences are arcaded in Woodward style. Slightly figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14″ over red “Old English” pad with 20 LPI borderless checkering and drop points. Anson release splinter forend has checkering to match buttstock. Bore diameter: left -.725, right -.724. Bore restrictions: left -.011, right -.002. Wall thickness: left -.031, right -.037. Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 6 lbs. 11 oz, LOP 14″. CONDITION: Excellent, near new with few minor nicks and dings from handling. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. 4-37476 MGM33 (5,000-10,000)

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*VERY FINE GRIFNEE ENGRAVED FRANCOTTE DELUXE SIDELOCK GAME GUN WITH CASE. SN 91482. Cal. 20 Ga. 27-5/8″ Chopper lump bbls with high narrow matted game rib are engraved “Aug. Francotte a Liege” on top of right bbl. Bbl flats have Belgian Nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. Bottom of right bbl has SN. Bottom of left bbl is engraved “Made in Belgium”. “Buckhorn” and “Dallas, Texas” (Importer) is engraved on bbls either side of loop. Coin finished full sidelock action features non-automatic safety, single non-selective trigger, and bushed strikers. Bottom of action has high relief engraved laurel leaves and berries, shaded open scroll, and very fine portrait of English setter. “Aug Francotte” is engraved on riband surrounding trigger plate screw. Sideplates have borderless Bulino type engraving in style pioneered by Kell family of engravers; right side depicting family of Canada geese on edge of marsh with 3 others settling in, in relief and inlaid in gold; left side depicts drake and hen mallard on shore with 4 gold relief engraved mallards settling in. “Aug. Francotte a Liege” is inlaid in gold on both sides of action below lockplate. Fences are carved in high relief laurel and berry motif with stippled background. Top lever has gold inlaid relief bobwhite perched on top of a tall stump. Trigger guard bow has relief gold inlaid woodcock set inside lighter gold inlaid ring. Remainder of bow has high relief scroll to match floorplate, SN is inlaid in gold on tang, with tang screws filed in flower motif inset into more relief scroll. All in all, a very pleasing composition by Philippe Grifnee whose signature appears at right side of trigger. Beautifully marbled honey colored stump figure French walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-7/8″ over checkered wood butt, and features drop points and 28 LPI point pattern checkering with line border. Matching beavertail forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left -.624, right -.625. Bore restrictions: left -.012, right -.005. Wall thickness: left -.041, right -.039. Drop at heel: 2-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs. 5 oz, LOP 14-7/8″. Leather case with stitched leather corners is lined in burgundy cloth with leather Francotte label, and contains a pair of snap caps. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain 97% of their blue with a few marks towards muzzle, and where rubbed on by forend. Action retains virtually all of its coin finish. Stocks have only a few minor scrapes and scratches, mostly on the right side of buttstock. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Single trigger works. Case is fine, leather has a few scuffs. Straps and handle are strong. Interior cloth is good with a couple of rubs on top from contact with gun. Plating is peeling on one snap cap. 4-38470 MGM93 (27,500-37,500)

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*LIEGE SPORTING GUN COMPANY SUPERBRITTE OVER-UNDER EJECTOR HEAVY GAME GUN WITH LEG O’ MUTTON CASE. SN 1319. Cal. 12 Ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. This unusual side-opening side lever shotgun has 30″ chopper lump bbls with raised flat matted rib. Bbl flats have Belgian nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. Bottoms of bbls are stamped “Canon DEMI BLOC – ACIER MARTELE D”. SN is on splinter. Long checkered forend pieces are attached to bbl with screws through rectangular escutcheons. Side opening action has automatic safety (“S” inlaid in gold), hinged front trigger, bushed strikers, and side lever with pivoting third fastener. Case hardened action is border engraved and marked on top “Liege Sporting Gun Co. Ltd” and “Made in Belgium” on top tang. Border engraved trigger guard has initials “RGT” on bow, and SN on tang. Honey colored, streaked and somewhat figured European walnut pistol grip buttstock measures 14″ over Pachmayr white line pad, and features horn grip cap and 20 LPI checkering with line border. Removable portion of forend has Deeley release with wood and checkering to match buttstock and remainder of forend. Bore diameter: top -.725, bottom -.726. Bore restrictions: top -.027, bottom -.011. Wall thickness: top -.034, bottom -.036. Drop at heel: 2-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-9/16″. Weight: 7 lbs. 7 oz, LOP 14″. “Red Head” leg o’ mutton case has embossed decoration on exterior with initials “R.C.T.” Interior is lined with green cloth. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain 95% of original blue with some areas thinning in front of forend. Action retains most of its case color, but muted and fading to silver. Side lever and trigger guard retain 70% of their blue. Stocks retain most of their varnish finish with many areas lifting, and chipped. Repaired crack toward the front of the removable forend. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Bores are excellent. Bottom ejector doesn’t cock. Case is fine, leather is in good condition. End cap has detached at hinge. 4-38983 MGM115 (2,000-3,000)

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*NEUMANN AND CO. BOX LOCK EJECTOR HEAVY GAME GUN. SN 24779. Cal. 12 Ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 30″ Dovetailed barrels are engraved “Neumann & Co.” on slightly concave high matted game rib. Bbl flats show Belgian nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. SN is stamped on bottom of right bbl. Box lock action features automatic safety (“Safe” inlaid in gold), double triggers, and hidden third fastener. Water table has Belgian proofs and SN. Action has 50% coverage of scroll engraving. Trigger guard has scroll and SN on tang. Lightly figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-1/4″ over very coarsely checkered wood butt with large silver oval, and 22 LPI flat top checkering with double line borders. Matching splinter forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left -.719, right -.720. Bore restrictions: left -.035, right -.016. Wall thickness: left -.027, right -.027. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 7 lbs. 2 oz, LOP 14-1/4″. CONDITION: Good. Bbls retain virtually all of an old re-black. Action is silver. Wood retains most of its original finish with numerous marks. Checkering is slightly worn. Bores are clean, bright and shiny. Action needs rejointing. Ejectors are in time. 4-37551 MGM38 (2,000-3,000)

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*DARNE R-15 SLIDING BREECH GAME GUN. SN 6A 468. Cal. 12 Ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 25-5/8″ Mono-block barrels are marked “Made – in – France” on matted narrow game rib. Breech ends of bbls have some scroll engraving. Bottoms of bbls and bbl flats show French triple proof marks for 70mm chambers, and are stamped with SN. Coin finished sliding breech action has obturating disks, toggle safety, and is engraved with stylized bouquet and scroll. Plain, light colored European walnut semi pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/4″ over composition ribbed butt plate with Darne logo, and features 16 LPI flat top checkering with line border. Forend has matching checkering, and horn tip. Bore diameter: left -.717, right -.717. Bore restrictions: left -.013, right -.004. Wall thickness: left -.025, right -.028. Drop at heel: 2-11/16″, drop at comb: 1-11/16″. Weight: 6 lbs. 0 oz, LOP 14-1/4″. Accompanied by factory documents. CONDITION: Excellent, showing only a few minor scrapes, nicks, and dings from handling and use. Bores are excellent. Lock up is tight. 4-37549 MGM36 (2,500-3,500)

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*GERBRUDER MERKEL 303 E DETACHABLE SIDELOCK EJECTOR OVER-UNDER GAME GUN WITH EXTRA BARRELS AND CASE. SN 71542. Cal. 20 Ga. 26″ and 28″ Barrels with matted ventilated ribs are marked “Gerbruder Merkel, Suhl” and “Made in Germany” on bolsters, with triangles of open shaded scroll at breech ends. Bottoms of bbls have German Nitro proofs with proof date 4/ 69 with SN and “Bohler Stahl Weichlot” on both sets. Top extractors are stamped “70” on 26″ bbls, and “76” (3″ chambers) on 28″ bbls. Coin finish hand detachable sidelock double Kersten action has non-automatic safety, and selective single trigger (selector on trigger plate). Action is engraved with full coverage of nicely executed shaded open scroll with “Gerbruder Merkel” on riband on bottom. Lockplates are relief engraved with dog pointing group of pheasants in woodland with one pheasant in flight, on the right side. Left lock depicts a fox with prize of grouse (?) in his mouth, and another 5 flushing in front of him in open woodland. Steel trigger guard has matching scroll on bow and pointed tang. Stump figure nicely marbled European walnut semi-pistol grip buttstock measures 14-9/16″ over checkered horn buttplate, and features 28 LPI point pattern checkering with line border. Matching 3-pc forend has Deeley release. 26″ Barrels: Bore diameter: top -.624, bottom -.624. Bore restrictions: top -.016, bottom -.004. Wall thickness: top -.042, bottom -.044. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs. 12.8 oz, LOP 14-9/16″. 28″ Bbls: Bore diameter: top -.626, bottom -.627. Bore restrictions: top -.023, bottom -.018. Wall thickness: top -.045, bottom -.035. Drop at heel: 2-3/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/4″. Weight: 6 lbs. 14 oz. Mahogany and leather case with brass corners and hardware has circular brass medallion on lid. Interior is lined in greenish-blue cloth with Merkel embroidered patch on inside of lid. Accessories include Pachmayr snap caps, round oil bottle, spare mainsprings, and W. Glaser bench cloth. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain virtually all of their orig blue. Action retains most of its coin finish, with an area of slight darkening on bottom. Breech faces show marks from assembly and dis-assembly, and evidence of having been fired. Stocks are excellent with all of their oil finish, with a few very minor marks from use. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Trigger works well. Bores are excellent with no visible imperfections. Case is fine with scuffs and marks in leather. Straps and handle are strong. Interior has some slight soiling from contact with gun. 4-38114 MGM108 (17,500-22,500)

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Revised: 10/5/2009

Additonal Information: There are two small shallow chips at the head of the stock on either side of the top lever. Note: Chips are visible in catalog photos.

*HIGHLY EMBELLISHED PRUSSIAN CHARLES DALY REGENT DIAMOND QUALITY SINGLE BARREL TRAP GUN WITH CASE. SN 25977. Cal. 12 Ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 32″ Round barrel with high raised matted ventilated rib has “Charles Daly Regent Diamond Quality” inlaid in gold on top. Bottom of bbl is marked “Excelsior Witten” with SN, German proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers, and proof date 10/30. Top of bbl has Witten steel logos, and relief fern and shaded open scroll running 2-1/2″ from breech. Action has double bite sliding top fastener, as well as, normal double under lugs, is very finely engraved with well cut shaded open scroll, as background for gold inlays. Right side of action has vignette of 3 pheasants, inlaid in gold, in field. Left side shows two inlaid ducks, one standing, one flushing. Bottom of action has gold mallard flying face-on, wings spread, and surmounted by regent crown. “Charles Daly” is inlaid in gold on both sides of action. Fences and bolsters have high relief sea shell and laurel wreath carving. Top of action has more shaded scroll with raised rib termination with shell finial. Trigger guard bow has scroll engraving with two gold inlaid European woodcock in flight through woodland. Tang has scroll engraving and SN. Finely flame figured, and nicely marbled Circassian walnut full pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/8″ over black “Terminator” pad, and features fleur-de-lis drop points in 22 LPI borderless checkering with checkered side panels. Gold-plated steel grip cap has scroll engraving, and initials “GJF”. Matching semi-beavertail one piece forend has Deeley release. Bore diameter: .726. Bore restriction: .027. Drop at heel: 1-5/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 8 lbs. 8 oz, LOP 14-1/8″. Brown leatherite Browning case has brown interior. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains virtually all of a good quality re-black, rib matting slightly washed. Action retains most of its orig case color with engraving silvering at high points for a very pleasing effect. Stocks retain virtually all of oil finish with a few minor marks. Action is slightly loose with lateral movement at hook with forend attached. Bbl is on face but “down on flats”. Case is fine. 4-38117 MGM103 (17,500-22,500)

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*VERY FINE J. JUST FERLACH SIDE LOCK EJECTOR OVER UNDER WITH TWO SETS OF BARRELS AND CASE. SN 3015.28. Cal. 12 Ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 28″ and 30-3/4″ Barrels. 28″ Bbls are marked “J. Just Ferlach” on narrow matted solid game rib w/ Austrian proofs on bottom bbl, “1148”, and “12/70”. 31-3/4″ Bbls are marked “J. Just Ferlach” on broad flat matted solid rib. Both sides of top bbl are engraved “Bohler Blitz Stahl”. Bottom bbl has Ferlach proofs for 1928, and “1148” as well as, “Made in Austria” engraved. Deep, French gray double Kirsten action has Ferlach proofs and SN, and is engraved w/ very finely executed scroll and bouquets. Side locks have rib cocking indicators, and are beautifully engraved w/ left lock showing dogs flushing a covey of quail and 2 rabbits. Right lock pictures a fox contemplating a family group of roe deer. Scenes are nicely done, and backgrounds are exceptional. Top lever depicts a perched pheasant. Trigger guard is of light colored translucent horn. “S” is engraved in front of non-automatic safety button. Very fine straight grip beautifully streaked and lightly figured European walnut buttstock measures 14-7/8″ over checkered wood butt, and features a gold oval w/ initials “DNC” lightly engraved, as well as, unusual treatments to comb and drop points. Checkering is at about 24 LPI w/ broad mullered borders. Three piece forend has Deeley release w/ wood and checkering to match buttstock. 28″ Barrels: Bore diameter: top -723, bottom -723. Bore restrictions: top -008, bottom -.003. Wall thickness: top -.030, bottom -.028. Drop at heel: 2″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 6 lbs 12 oz. 30-3/4″ Barrels: Bore diameter: top -711, bottom -711. Bore restrictions: top -.040, bottom -.040. Wall thickness: top -.037, bottom -.038. Drop at heel: 2″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 7 lbs 8-1/2oz. Aluminum Americase Premium is lined in maroon cloth, w/ place for both bbls, and contains key. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain virtually all rust blue. Action and side locks retain virtually all of French gray finish, brightening a bit on action beads. Stocks retain virtually all of their hand rubbed oil finish w/ a few very minor handling marks. Action is tight, bbls are on face. Ejectors are slightly out of time, with 30-3/4″ bbl. 28″ Bbls are in time. Bores are bright and shiny w/ no visible imperfections. Case is as new. A very finely crafted gun. 4-35857 (6,000-9,000)

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*ORNATE DIAMOND QUALITY CHARLES DALY OVER AND UNDER SHOTGUN. SN 26148. Cal. 12 ga. 32″ Krupp steel bbls, matted ventilated rib with dual ivory sighting beads, 2-3/4″ chambers, IMP.MOD/MOD chokes, ejectors, and Miller single trigger. Breach end of bbls have wedge of scroll engraving and the Krupp fluid steel logo on each side. The elaborate receiver marked “Made in Prussia” on flat has floral scroll engraving with fine punch dot background throughout body with “Charles-Daly” on both sides. Left sideplate has floral scroll with 2 gold quail being pointed by 2 gold setters. Right sideplate has floral scroll, a marshy scene with 2 gold snipe in flight, 2 other gold snipe walking, and 2 small gold snipe feeding. Mounted with nicely figured walnut, fluer de lis checkered pistol grip with engraved sculpted steel gripcap and black Pachmayr Old English pad and 1/4″ black spacer. Fully checkered 3-pc semi-beavertail forend. Bore diameter: top – .737, bottom – .729. Bore restrictions: top – .030, bottom – .020. Wall thickness: top – .026, bottom – .031. Drop at heel: 1-7/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7 lbs. 15 oz. LOP 14-1/4″. Accompanied by break-down aluminum travel case with black interior and stitched “Silver Dollar” on inside lid. CONDITION: Fine, bbls retain virtually all of fine professional blued finish with just a few minor light handling marks. Receiver is crisp and sharp and retains a silver gray finish. Stock is sound with a tiny hairline crack off top tang, very fine checkering, a few light handling marks and retains nearly all of a fine professional hand rubbed restored finish. Forend is sound with fine checkering, minor nicks and dings and retains most of a hand rubbed restored oil finish and is a possible custom replacement. The replacement Miller single trigger has had a custom trigger attached to its body. Mechanics are crisp with non-automatic safety, strong ejectors, and shiny bores with a couple tiny shallow pits in top bbl. Aluminum case is solid with moderate scuffing to the outside. 4-38116 BDT45 (10,000-15,000)

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*MERKEL MODEL 303 EL LUXUS HAND DETACHABLE SIDELOCK HEAVY GAME GUN WITH EXTRA BARRELS AND CASE. SN 38235. Cal. 20 Ga. 30″ Barrels with narrow matted ventilated ribs are engraved “Merkel Brothers” on left side bolsters. Breech area of bottom bbls have German nitro proofs, with proof date of 11/ 53, and “Innen Hartverchromt”. Bottom of bottom bbls are stamped with SN “20” and “Special Laufstahl” and “Weichlot”. Bbl nos “1” and “2” are stamped on loop. Coin finished full detachable sidelock (with removable hidden takedown pin) double Kersten action features non-automatic safety, and single selective trigger, with selector on right side of trigger plate. Action and lockplates are engraved with full coverage of finely executed open shaded scroll. “Merkel Brothers” is engraved on bottom of action. Blued trigger guard has matching scroll on bow and tang. Very nicely marbled and lightly figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-1/8″ over ribbed wood butt with engraved and checkered heel and toe plates. There is a silver oval with engraved monogram “JLR” at toe. Large diameter grip has 28 LPI point pattern checkering with line border. 13″ Long matching 3-pc forend has Deeley release. Top pieces are attached to bbl with 4 screws, each set into horn escutcheons. Barrel set “1”: Bore diameter: top -.617, bottom -.617. Bore restrictions: top -.012, bottom -.008. Wall thickness: top -.063, bottom -.065. Barrel set “2”: Bore diameter: top -.617, bottom -.619. Bore restrictions: top -.000, bottom -.001. Wall thickness: top -.064, bottom -.063. Drop at heel: 2-3/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7 lbs. 7 oz, LOP 1-1/8″. Double Leg o’ Mutton type leather case has embossed decoration on exterior, and is lined with green cloth. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain virtually all of their original black with marks on lumps from assembly. Action retains all of its coin finish. Trigger guard and top lever are silvering slightly. Stocks retain virtually all of their original finish with numerous light marks and nicks from handling and use. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Bores are excellent with no visible imperfections. Case is fine. Handles and straps are good. 4-38469 MGM120 (12,500-17,500)

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LINDNER CHARLES DALY DIAMOND GRADE BOX LOCK EJECTOR GUN. SN 1680. Cal. 10 Ga. 3″ Chamber. Heavy 30″ Steel Dovetail bbls. are engraved “Charles Daly Diamond Quality” on nicely machine matted concave game rib with square cross bolted extension. Tops of bbls have logos for Witten Excelsior Steel, and decorative engraved band at rear of bbls. Bbl flats have German black powder proofs w/ SN “1680”. Bottoms of bbls are stamped “Excelsior Witten” and have H. A. Lindner crossed pistol logos. Case hardened action is stamped w/ SN, German proofs, and “Prussia” on water table, and features side clips, square cross bolt third fastener, cocking indicators, intercepting safety sears, and automatic safety. Action shows 75% coverage of well executed Germanic scroll engraving w/ “Charles Daly” in ribands on sides, and serpentine filed fences. Floor plate has matching scroll w/ nicely executed vignette of setter flushing ducks at edge of stream. Trigger guard has matching scroll, as well as, 2 pheasants on the bow, and SN on grip. “Safe” is inlaid in gold on top tang. Well marbled and slightly figured circassian walnut semi-pistol grip buttstock measures 13-7/8″ over original ribbed horn butt plate, with tear drop pointed checkered panels behind scalloped action, horn grip tip, and silver oval on toe line. Checkering is approx. 22 LPI w/ double line borders. Splinter forend has Deeley release, scalloped horn tip, and checkering and wood to match butt stock. Bore diameter: left -766, right -766. Bore restrictions: left -.030, right -031. Wall thickness: left -.042, right -.040. Drop at heel: 3-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-7/8″. Weight:9 lbs 6-1/2 oz. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain 90% original blue, silvering along rib, and some flaking at breech. Action retains 40%-50% original case color, turning to gray. Screw slots show some use, one is out of time. Stocks retain most of well done rubbed oil re-finish. Checkering has been re-pointed. Butt plate screws have been replaced. Repaired crack in forend wood in front of iron. Action is very slightly loose w/ some lateral movement felt. Vertical movement is not evident. Ejectors are in time. Bores and chambers are excellent, w/ slight frosting in right barrel. RST now makes ammunition for these great old 10 bores. 8-87595 (7,000-10,000)

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CHARLES DALY DIAMOND QUALITY HEAVY GAME GUN. SN 3354. Cal. 12 Ga. 3″ Chambers. 29″ Dovetailed steel bbls are engraved “Charles Daly Diamond Quality” on wide concave matted game rib with dolls head extension. Bottoms of bbls show Belgian proofs and chamber markings for 70mm. Crowned nitro proof mark has been matted out. SN is on bottom of left bbl. Long bar, box lock action with intercepting sear safeties, is stamped “Anson & Deeley Brevete 1537” on breech face, with SN on water table. Action features non automatic safety, double triggers, cocking indicators, and serpentine filed fences. Action is engraved with well executed Germanic scroll with “Charles Daly” in ribands on either side. Bottom of action has vignettes of ducks flushing from a pond with dogs on point. Trigger guard depicts a fox feasting upon a fallen roebuck with SN at grip. Honey colored nicely marbled European walnut full pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/8″ over game scene embossed composition butt plate, depicting stags and hinds in stylized woodlands. Stock also features engraved steel grip cap, 20 LPI borderless point pattern checkering, and 28 LPI checkered side panels with elongated drop points. Matching splinter forend has horn schnabel tip and Deeley latch. Bore diameter: left -.723, right -.724. Bore restrictions: left -.029, right -.026. Wall thickness: left -.035, right -.036. Drop at heel: 2″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 8 lbs. 3.5 oz, LOP 14-1/8″. Included with gun is black leatherite trunk case with red faux wool interior. CONDITION: Excellent, as refurbished. New bbls retain virtually all of their blue. Action is pleasing silver gray. High quality replacement stocks retain virtually all of their finish. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Undoubtedly a large amount of time and effort was expended in preparing this fine firearm for the next century. Case is very fine. 4-38405 MGM45 (6,000-8,000)

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*32 GA. GREIFELT BOX LOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN FROM THE ESTATE OF GENERAL WILLIAM “BILLY” MITCHELL. SN 28736. Cal. 32 Ga. 24″ Dovetailed bbls are engraved “Greifelt & Co. Suhl” on raised concave matted game rib with cross bolt extension, and ivory beads. Breeches are engraved “Fluss Stahl F. R. Krupp Essen”. Bbl flats show German nitro proofs for 32 Ga., and proof date 10/23. Dainty box lock action features automatic safety, double triggers, intercepting sears, and cross bolt third fastener. Water table has SN, and Greifelt griffin logo. Action is engraved with 60% coverage of meticulously executed shaded closed scroll with rose bouquet motifs on sides. Trigger guard has matching scroll on bow, and SN on grip. Rather plain walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-11/16″ over ribbed wood butt. Point pattern checkering is at 22 LPI with mullered borders. Matching splinter forend has Anson release. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-3/16″. Weight: 5 lbs. 7.4 oz, LOP 14-11/16″. PROVENANCE: Copy of letter from Shenandoah Guns with list of firearms from estate of William Mitchell, Jr. stating that these were left to him by his father, Gen. William Mitchell. This gun is listed as a “Fluss Stahl 32 Ga. Shotgun” with SN. Overview of history of life of Gen. William “Billy” Mitchell. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain 95% original blue with a few nicks, thinning near forend. Action retains 75% original case color, silvering on fences and bottom. Top lever is silvering at thumb piece. Trigger guard has been re-blued. Wood retains most of its finish, with numerous handling marks and dings. Checkering is slightly worn. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Bores are excellent. 4-38675 MGM59 (9,000-15,000)

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*20 GAUGE SIMPSON BOXLOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN WITH ORIGINAL BOX. SN 435108. Cal. 20 Ga. 3″ Chambers. 26-3/4″ Shoe lump bbls with high, concave, matted game rib with cross bolt extension are marked “Special – Gewehr Lufstahl” on top right, and “Simpson Suhl” and “Made in Germany” on left. Bbl flats have German proofs for 3″ chambers dated 12/90. Case hardened boxlock action has automatic safety, double triggers, and cocking indicators. Action is engraved with 30% coverage stylized scroll. Floorplate has “Suhl” under blacksmith logo. Fiddle figured European walnut full pistol grip buttstock measures 14-9/16″ over ribbed composition buttplate with sling loop on toe line, composition grip cap, and 20 LPI checkering with line border. Matching splinter forend has Deeley release. Bore diameter: left -.727, right -.721. Bore restrictions: left -.029, right -.016. Wall thickness: left -.037, right -.038. Drop at heel: 2-3/4″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs. .6 oz, LOP 14-9/16″. Original green cardboard box has information papers, and operators manual. CONDITION: Essentially new with only a very few light handling marks. There are some extractor wipe marks on breech face from opening. Box is good. 4-38695 MGM144 (2,750-3,750)

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*PREWAR J. P. SAUER BOX LOCK EJECTOR HEAVY GAME GUN. SN 312232. Cal. 12 Ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 28″ Shoe lump barrels with raised concave matted game rib are engraved “Von Lengerke & Detmold Inc. New York, N.Y. U.S. Agents.” on rib with cross bolt extension and Sauer caveman logo. Tops of bbls are engraved “Fluid – Steel – Krupp – Essen”. Breeches of bbls are engraved “J. P. Sauer & Sohn. Suhl”. Bbl flats have proof date of 6/ 32 with German nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. SN is on bottom of left bbl. “70” is stamped on ejector lugs. Case hardened box lock action features automatic safety, double triggers, and cross bolt third fastener. Water table has SN, proofs, Sauer logo, and is stamped “Made in Germany”. Sides of action have border engraving, and are marked “J. P. Sauer & Sohn Suhl”. Floor plate is stamped “Ejector” with Sauer Suhl logo. Relatively plain European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over Silvers type pad, and features bronze oval with initials “J.L.G.” and 18 LPI checkering with line border. Matching splinter forend has Deeley release. Bore diameter: left -.726, right -.726. Bore restrictions: left -.044, right -.026. Wall thickness: left -.032, right -.033. Drop at heel: 2-5/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs. 11.8 oz, LOP 14-1/2″. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain nearly all of their original blue with numerous nicks and scratches. Action has 90% original case color, thinning slightly where carried. Stocks retain most of their original finish with a few areas thinning, again with a few nicks and dings. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny. 4-37550 MGM37 (2,000-3,000)

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*TULA ARSENAL MC-11 BEESLEY SELF-OPENING ACTION PIGEON GUN WITH CASE (A RUSSIAN PURDEY). SN 631093. Cal. 12 Bore. 2-3/4″ Chambers. This gun, the subject of an article in “American Rifleman” by Roger Barlow, has 29-1/2″ chopper lump bbls with raised, matted, flat pigeon rib, with 3 gold bands at breech. Bbl flats have Russian proofs, and SN. Robust action, built on Beesley’s self-opening patent, as were most all best quality Purdey hammerless guns since 1880, features non-automatic safety, gold-plated double triggers (front articulated), bushed strikers, and hidden third fastener. Action and lockplates are engraved with background of well cut scroll, with relief vignettes of game animals and dogs; a pair of moose on bottom of action; pair of pointers and pheasants on right lockplate; pair of setters and quail on left lockplate. Fences are high relief carved with grape and grape-leaf design. Top lever has matching grape leaves. All of this work is surrounded and accented by gold inlaid border with scroll terminations. Blued trigger guard with matching embellishment depicts a pair of woodcock in flight. SN is inlaid in gold on tang. Fiddleback figured, light honey blond European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over checkered wood butt, and features drop points, and 24 LPI point pattern checkering with mullered borders. Matching splinter forend has Anson release, and contains unusual ejector system. Bore diameter: left -.729, right -.729. Bore restrictions: left -.048, right -.038. Wall thickness: left -.034, right -.037. Drop at heel: 2-5/8″, drop at comb: 1-3/16″. Weight: 8 lbs. 3.5 oz, LOP 14-1/2″. Leather case has leather corners. Interior is lined in wine colored cloth, with Abercrombie & Fitch leather label, and contains a pair of snap caps. Accompanied by an issue of “American Rifleman” dated Feb. 1973; and a copy of “Treasury of Sporting Guns,” both of which feature this fine shotgun. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain virtually all of their original blue. Action retains 90% of its case color, silvering on bottom beads, and tips of fences. Lockplates retain virtually all of their case color. Trigger guard and top lever are silvering very slightly on sharp edges. Stock retains virtually all its oil finish. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny with no visible imperfections. Case is near new. A meticulously crafted and finished gun, workmanship of the highest order. 4-38156 MGM141 (25,000-35,000)

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Revised: 11/4/2009

Correction to printed catalog: cost of buttplate alone should read $22,000 not 22,000 pounds sterling.

*INSPIRED AND SPECTACULAR FLOHIMONT ENGRAVED PURDEY SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN WITH CASE. SN 29591. Cal. 20 Ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 28″ Chopper lump bbls with high narrow concave game rib are engraved on tops “J. Purdey & Sons.”, “Audley House. South Audley Street. London. England.” Action flats have 1997 London proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. SN is on bottoms of bbls. Tube nos. “77371” and “77372” are on loop. Beesley patent self-opening sidelock action has automatic safety (“Safe” inlaid in gold), single non-selective trigger, and bushed strikers. Action and lockplates have nearly full coverage, high relief carved, meticulously executed interplay of scroll and mythological beast engraving. Lockplates have griffins, rams, and other small beasties with relief acanthus scroll in darkly shaded background. “J. Purdey & Sons” is on riband on both lockplates. Bottom of action has “J. Purdey & Sons” in relief riband, with stylized dragon, and lion-headed griffin. Fences have acanthus scroll with snarling feline termination. Single beaded small bow trigger guard has stylized owl’s head termination to its scroll. SN and more scroll is on tang which extends to engraved steel grip cap. All of this fine, nearly indescribable, engraving is by Purdey contract artist Cecile Flohimont, whose signature is on trigger plate. It has been said that Purdey directors gave Flohimont complete artistic freedom in the creation of this masterpiece.Very fine honey colored flame figured and darkly marbled Circassian walnut semi-pistol grip buttstock measures 14-5/8″ over full steel buttplate with full coverage relief engraved griffin, lizards, and other small beasts, matching the theme of the action. It is thought that the cost of the buttplate alone was 22,000 pounds sterling. There is a vacant gold oval on toe line, and a fully engraved steel grip cap. Stock features drop points, and 22 LPI checkering with mullered borders. Matching splinter forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left -.612, right -.612. Bore restrictions: left -.030, right -.010. Wall thickness: left -.042, right -.043. Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 5 lbs. 14 oz, LOP 14-5/8″. Maker’s leather case has stitched leather corners, and canvas outer cover, and is lined in maroon cloth with Purdey leather label, with another label with particulars of this gun. Accessories include brass and ebony 3-pc cleaning rod with horn handle marked “M. Marsh, England”, pair of snap caps, oil bottle marked “J. Purdey & Sons, London” on cap, Purdey bench cloth, and the key. PROVENANCE: Email from Purdey’s with particulars of this gun. CONDITION: Essentially as new, with a few very slight marks from handling. Four diamonds in checkering on right grip show compression. Very slight extractor wipe marks on breechface. Case is essentially as new. 4-38163 MGM104 (110,000-150,000)

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*SUPERB PURDEY SIDE LOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN W/EXTRA FINISH FLOHIMONT ENGRAVING AND CASE. SN 29675. Cal. 12 Ga. This very gun has been featured by Purdey’s in their international print and electronic advertising campaigns. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 28″ Chopper lump bbls with narrow concave game rib are engraved “J. Purdey & Sons. Audley House. South Audley Street. London. England.” on tops. Bbl flats show 1997 London proofs. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SN and barrel makers initials “D.S”. Tube numbers “77471” and “77472” are on loop. Typical Beesley self opening patent action has double triggers, automatic safety, and gold line tumbler end cocking indicators, and is very finely engraved with well executed open shaded scroll with “J. Purdey & Sons” inlaid in gold on ribands on each lock plate. Bottom of action is engraved “J. Purdey & Sons London – England” in two ribands with matching shaded scroll and vignette of bobwhite flushing out of birch thicket. Fences are relief acanthus scroll engraved. Right lock plate depicts mallards flushing out of a marsh. Left lock plate shows mallards at rest. Trigger guard has matching shaded open scroll with SN inlaid in gold at grip. This superb work was executed by Purdey contract engraver Cecile Flohimont whose signature, “Flohimont”, is on trigger plate at right side of front trigger. Dark and finely mottled Turkish walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-5/8″ over leather covered pad, and features vacant gold oval on toe line, approx 28 LPI checkering with mullered borders, and typical Purdey drop points. Anson release splinter forend has wood, checkering, and engraving to match rest of gun. Actioners initials “PB” are stamped on forend iron. Bore diameter: left -.728, right -.729. Bore restrictions: left -.031, right -.015. Wall thickness: left -.038, right -.040. Drop at heel: 2″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs. 8 oz, LOP 14-5/8″. Makers oak and leather case has maroon cloth interior, leather label, paper label giving particulars of this gun. Accessories include 2-pc cleaning rod, 3 horn handled turn screws, pair of snap caps, oil bottle, and bench cloth, as well as, the key. PROVENANCE: Copy of Purdey advertising cut for this particular gun. CONDITION: Virtually new, as are the case and accessories 4-38159 MGM32 (90,000-125,000)

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*EXCEPTIONALLY FINE 28 GAUGE ROUND ACTION PURDEY GAME GUN WITH CASE (THE SNOW LEOPARD). SN 28669. (1982) Cal. 28 Ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. This lovely little gun, the subject of an article in “The Double Gun Journal” Vol. 12 Issue 4, has 26″ chopper lump bbls, with raised, narrow, flat, matted rib, reminiscent of a Churchill rib, Bbls are engraved “J. Purdey & Sons.” “Audley House. South Audley Street. London. England.” on tops. Bbl flats show 1982 London nitro proofs, and are stamped “3-1/4 tons” and “2-3/4″ Mag.” Bottoms of bbls have SNs. Tube numbers 75937 and 75938 are on loop. Bbl makers initials “ML” (Michael Louca) are on bottom of left bbl. Round bar Beesley self-opening action is nicely proportioned and features automatic safety (“SAFE” inlaid in gold), double triggers, bushed strikers, and raised rib tumbler end cocking indicators. Action and lockplates are very finely engraved with Purdey house style rose bouquet and scroll. “J. Purdey & Sons London England” is engraved on bottom of action. “J. Purdey & Sons” is on both lockplates. Trigger guard is scroll engraved with SN on tang. Fancy, dark, intricately marbled European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 15-3/4″ over 9/16″ thick checkered ebony buttplate. Stock features typical Purdey drop points and 22 LPI point pattern checkering with mullered borders. Toe line has inlaid gold oval with monogram “JVW”. Matching Purdey full splinter forend has Anson release. Initials “I.J” (Actioner, Ian Jeffs) are on the iron. Bore diameter: left -.551, right -.553. Bore restrictions: left -.030, right -.003. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-9/16″. Weight: 5 lbs. 9.9 oz, LOP 15-3/4″. Makers toe under leather case with stitched leather corners has canvas outer cover with leather trim. Interior is lined in maroon cloth with leather Purdey label, and paper label with particulars of this gun. Accessories include 2-pc hardwood cleaning rod, leather wallet with brushes, striker bottle containing keys, “James Purdey & Sons” marked snap caps and oil bottle. PROVENANCE: Copy of “Double Gun Journal” volume 12 issue 4 with article entitled “Snow Leopard” detailing the story of the gun’s origin, details of its building, and subsequent history. p. 85-95 CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain 80% original black, silvering at muzzles and around forend, from use and handling. Action retains 90% original case color, silvering slightly on fences with considerable silvering on lower right side of action, and thinning a bit through bottom of action. Lockplates retain virtually all of their case color and varnish. Trigger guard is silvering on edges of bow, with tang heavily silvered at grip area; tip retains some blue. Top lever with original blue is silvering slightly at thumbpiece. Bottom left side of forend iron is silvered. Head of hinge pin has traces of its fire blue. Stocks show most all of their original finish, with a few minor marks from handling and use. Checkering is very slightly worn. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Bores are excellent. Case leather is excellent with a few minor knock marks and stains. Canvas is slightly dirty. Interior cloth is excellent, as are labels and accessories. This dainty little gun was dubbed “The Snow Leopard” by the wife of the second owner, because it was “beautiful, deadly, and rare.” 4-39038 MGM152 (80,000-100,000)

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*JAMES PURDEY 20 BORE BEST QUALITY SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN WITH ORIGINAL CASE AND ACCESSORIES. SN 25675. (Ca. 1939) Cal. 20 Ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 28″ Chopper lump bbls are engraved “J. Purdey & Sons. Audley House. South Audley Street. London. England.” on low, narrow, concave game rib. Bbl flats have London nitro proofs for 2-1/2″ chambers. Bottoms of bbls are stamped “Choke”, and have SNs, and barrel makers initials “GW”(George Wood). Tube numbers “63829” and “63830” are on loop. Small Beesley patent self-opening sidelock action features automatic safety (“Safe” inlaid in gold), double triggers, and bushed strikers. Action and lockplates are engraved with Purdey house style small scroll and rose. Engraving is very well done, as is typical for guns built during this period. Bottom of action is engraved “J. Purdey & Sons, London, England”. “J. Purdey & Sons” is on lockplates. Fiddleback figured and dark streaked European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over checkered wood butt, and features drop points and 20 LPI checkering with mullered borders. There is a small round gold crest plate on toe line with initials “E.M.V.” for Enders M. Voorhees of U.S. Steel, a prominent New York philanthropist. Matching splinter forend has Anson release. Actioners initials “S.W” (Whitehouse?) are on iron. Bore diameter: left -.617, right -.617. Bore restrictions: left -.021, right -.010. Wall thickness: left -.043, right -.045. Drop at heel: 2-9/16″, drop at comb: 1-9/16″. Weight: 5 lbs. 9 oz, LOP 14-1/2″. Oak and leather case has brass corners and hardware with initials “EMV” on medallion on lid. Interior is lined in maroon cloth with leather Purdey label, and paper label with charges for gun number 25675. Accessories include 2-pc (long body, short handle) ebony and brass cleaning rod, 2 ebony handled turn screws, ebony handled striker key, leather wallet containing pull-through cleaning kit, bone striker bottle with strikers, Purdey marked snap caps and oil bottle, as well as, cleaning brushes, and the key. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain virtually all high quality re-black. Action retains 80% original case color, silvering on fences, beads, and thinning on bottom. Lockplates retain 90% of their case color. Top lever and trigger guard retain virtually all of their re-blue. Buttstock retains most all of an old hand rubbed oil finish, with a few marks from handling. Forend has its original oil finish, and is dark. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Bores are excellent. Case leather has numerous scuffs, mostly on edges. Straps are good, and handle is getting tired. Interior is fine, partitions are tight with a few marks in cloth from contact with gun. Leather label is excellent. Paper label is darkening. Accessories are fine, except snap caps on which the plating is beginning to lift. A very fine fast handling little gun, made during the years when the London gun trade was at its apex. 4-38982 MGM114 (32,500-42,500)

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*J. PURDEY AND SONS 20 GA. SIDE LOCK EJECTOR SINGLE TRIGGER GAME GUN WITH CASE. SN 28198. (Ca. 1977) Cal. 20 Ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 26-1/2″ Chopper lump bbls are engraved “J. Purdey & Sons”, “Audley House. South Audley Street. London. England.” on tops. High, flat, narrow, matted game rib has ivory mid bead and silver front. Bbl flats have 1977 London nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SN. Tube nos. “73846” and “73848” are on loop. Barrel makers initials “MK” are on left bbls. Beesley patent self opening action features automatic safety (“safe” inlaid in gold), non selective single trigger, raised rib tumbler end cocking indicators, and gold washed internals. Action and lock plates are engraved with Purdey house style rose and scroll, and “J. Purdey & Sons” on both lock plates. “J. Purdey & Sons London England” is on bottom of action. Single beaded small bow trigger guard is also scroll engraved, with SN at grip. Streaked and slightly figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 15-3/4″ over leather covered pad, and features drop point, and 24 LPI checkering with mullered borders, and conjoined initials “W R” inlet in gold on toe line. Matching splinter forend has Anson release and actioner’s initial “B” on iron. Bore diameter: left -.616, right -.616. Bore restrictions: left -.000, right -.001. Wall thickness: left -.039, right -.041. Drop at heel: 2″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 5 lbs. 14 oz, LOP 15-3/4″. Leather case with brass corners has initials “WR” on lid. Brown canvas outer cover with initials “WR” on leather. Interior is lined in maroon cloth with leather makers label and paper label giving particulars of this gun with chokes denoted as Skeet 1 and 2. Accessories include 2-pc wood cleaning rod, Purdey marked snap caps, oil bottle, leather wallet containing brushes, unmarked broken case extractor, and 2 small leather pockets containing keys. CONDITION: Excellent, near new. Bbls slightly silvered at muzzle. Virtually all case color and varnish on action. Wood has a few minor dents and rubs. Case is essentially as new, with one or two very minor scuffs. Canvas cover has very minor stains, and some abrasions on leather corners. Interior is excellent. Accessories are excellent. 4-38643 MGM47 (40,000-60,000)

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*J. PURDEY EXTRA FINISH SIDE LOCK EJECTOR SINGLE TRIGGER SHOTGUN WITH EXTRA BARRELS. SN 26225. (Ca. 1952) Cal. 12 Ga. 26″ and 28″ Steel chopper lump barrels with ventilated ribs, and two ivory beads are engraved “J. Purdey & Sons” on top of left bbls, and “Audley House, South Audley Street, London, England” on right bbls. 28″ Barrels have London nitro proofs for 3″ chambers. Both are stamped “choke” and marked with SN, with barrel makers initials “JA” (J.Aldous). 26″ Barrels are proofed for 2-3/4″ chambers. Tube nos. “65105” and “65106” are on 28″ bbls, and “65107” and “65108” are on the 26″ bbls. Case hardened Beesley patent self opening action has automatic safety, with “Safe” inlaid in gold, hidden third fastener, side clips, bushed strikers, and Purdey single trigger. Action is engraved with shaded open acanthus scroll with setters head inlaid in gold on bottom. Lock plates have some scroll with gold relief inlaid ducks in marsh scenes. “J. Purdey & Sons” is engraved on both lock plates. Fences are relief engraved in oak leaf and acorn motif. Single beaded trigger guard has matching scroll, SN at grip, and terminates at horn grip cap. Slightly figured European walnut pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/8″ over thin Silvers type pad, with 22 LPI flat top checkering with mullered borders, drop points, and gold oval in bottom of grip cap which is engraved “Charles P. Skouras, 825 North Roxbury Drive, Beverly Hills.” Individual letters “CPS” are inlaid in gold on toe line. Anson release splinter forend has wood, metal, and checkering to match remainder of gun. Forend iron is stamped with initials “M.T” (Maurice Timbers, actioner). 28″ Barrels: Bore diameter: left -.730, right -.730. Bore restrictions: left -.036, right -.016. Wall thickness: left -.034, right -.033. Drop at heel: 2-5/8″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 7 lbs. 4.8 oz. 26″ Barrels: Bore diameter: left -.730, right -.730. Bore restrictions: left -.022, right -.006. Wall thickness: left -.039, right -.036. Drop at heel: 2-11/16″, drop at comb:1-11/16″. Weight: 7 lbs. 3.5 oz. CONDITION: Excellent, near new, with only the slightest handling marks, and slight silvering on beads, fences, and top lever. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Trigger works well. Drop shows little evidence of wear. 4-38645 MGM16 (45,000-65,000)

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*J. PURDEY EXTRA FINISH SIDE LOCK EJECTOR SHOTGUN WITH EXTRA BARRELS. SN 22052. (1922) Cal. 12 Ga. 2-3/4″ Miller selective single trigger. 26″ and 28″ Steel chopper lump barrels are engraved “J. Purdey & Sons Audley House South Audley Street, London.”, “Made of Sir Joseph Whitworth’s Fluid Pressed Steel” on the narrow concave game ribs with ivory mid and front beads. 28″ Barrels have letter “C” (choke) engraved in gold on top rib. Bbl flats show London nitro provisional, definitive, and re-proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SN, and barrel makers initials “WH” (William Hill). Whitworth tube numbers “53099” and “53100” are on the loop of the 28″ bbls. “53029” and “53020” are on the 26″ bbls. Case hardened Beesley self opening action features automatic safety with “Safe” inlaid in gold, side clips, hidden third fastener, and Miller single trigger. Action is engraved with very finely executed large semi-relief open shaded acanthus scroll with “J. Purdey & Sons” in ribands on lock plates. Bottom of action is engraved “J. Purdey & Sons. London” in an oval. Fences are nicely carved in high relief oak leaf motif. Trigger guard has matching scroll, the tang extending to the grip cap. SN is engraved at grip. Lightly streaked and slightly figured European walnut full pistol grip buttstock measures 14″ over thin Silvers type pad, and features 22 LPI flat topped checkering with mullered borders, drop points, and horn grip cap with oval gold plate on bottom which is engraved “Charles P. Skouras 825 North Roxbury Drive, Beverly Hills”. The individual initials “CPS” are inlaid in gold on toe line. Anson release splinter forend has metal, wood, and checkering to match the rest of gun. Initial “H” is stamped on the forend iron (either Len Howard or Fred Hughes, actioner). 28″ Bbls: Bore diameter: left -.731, right -.732. Bore restrictions: left -.042, right -.024. Wall thickness: left -.031, right -.030. Drop at heel:2-7/8″, drop at comb: 1-11/16″. Weight: 6 lbs. 5 oz. 26″ Bbls: Bore diameter: left -.733, right -.733. Bore restrictions: left -.021, right -.008. Wall thickness: left -.029, right -.028. Drop at heel: 2-7/8″, drop at comb: 1-11/16″. Weight: 6 lbs. 3 oz. CONDITION: Excellent, as refinished. Bbls retain virtually all of London quality re-black, with a few minor nicks and dings. Action retains virtually all of best quality re-case color. Engraving is very slightly washed. Stocks retain virtually all of renewed “Slackum” finish, slightly crazed. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are slightly out of time with both bbls. Trigger works. Drop shows wear. Great field gun, extra finish Purdey’s are relatively scarce. This example is quite well done. 4-38644 MGM15 (35,000-45,000)

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*FINELY ENGRAVED J.PURDEY AND SONS EXTRA FINISH SIDE LOCK EJECTOR SINGLE TRIGGER GAME GUN WITH EXTRA BARRELS AND CASE. SN 26794. (Ca. 1959) Cal. 12 Ga. 26″ and 28″ Chopper lump bbls. This very fine gun is engraved “James Purdey & Sons.” and “Audley House. South Audley Street. London. England.” on tops of bbls, with narrow, flat, matted, game ribs. Bbl flats have London nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. SN is stamped on bottoms of bbls along with barrel makers initials “J.A” (J. Aldous). Tube nos. “66797” and “66798” are stamped on loop of 26″ bbls; Tube nos. “66795” and “66796” on the 28″ bbls. Bottom ribs are engraved “Made especially for Dr. Edgar Lawrence”. Typical Beesley patent self opening action features Purdey non selective single trigger, automatic safety with “Safe” inlaid in gold, bushed strikers, and raised rib tumbler ends as cocking indicators. Case hardened action and lockplates are engraved with finely executed rose, scroll, and strapwork with “J. Purdey & Sons” in relief in cartouche on both sides of lock plates. Bottom of action is engraved “J. Purdey & Sons, London England” surrounded by rose and scroll garland with horned Greenman peering from termination of trigger plate. Fences are engraved with extremely well executed high relief open shaded acanthus scroll with rose terminations. Scroll engraved trigger guard has SN in relief on tang. Very fine honey colored nicely marbled and figured Circassian walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-9/16″ over leather covered pad, and features 22 LPI checkering with mullered borders, drop points, and individual initials “EAL” inlaid in gold on toe line. Matching beavertail forend has Anson release. Actioners initials “B.D” (Ben Delay) are stamped on iron. 26″ Barrels: Bore diameter: left -.732, right -.731. Bore restrictions: left -.004, right -.002. Wall thickness: left -.035, right -.035. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 7 lbs. 3 oz, LOP 14-9/16″. 28″ Barrels: Bore diameter: left -.733, right -.733. Bore restrictions: left -.022, right -.016. Wall thickness: left -.034, right -.036. Weight: 7 lbs. 3 oz. Leather, toe under, two barrel case with stitched leather corners is marked “Abercrombie and Fitch, New York. Made in England”. Initials “EAL” are on lid. Interior is lined in maroon cloth with leather Purdey label. Accessories include 2-pc ebony cleaning rod, snap caps,”A and F” marked oil bottle, and ebony striker bottle with spare strikers. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain nearly all original blue, thinning a bit at muzzles of both bbls, and with a few marks from contact with forend. Action retains 80% case color, silvering on beads and fences. Lock plates retain 95% of their case color, and most of their original varnish. Stocks retain most of their original finish with a few nicks and bumps. Checkering is very slightly worn. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Drop shows little wear. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny. Ejectors are in time. Single trigger works well. Exterior of case has numerous scuffs in leather. Original straps show considerable wear, but are strong. Handle is a replacement, and needs further attention. Interior cloth is good, partitions are tight. Scuff on label from contact with action. Accessories are fine. 4-38639 MGM46 (30,000-40,000)

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JAMES PURDEY SELF OPENING SIDE LOCK PIGEON GUN (NO SAFETY) WITH EXTRA BARRELS AND CASE. SN 16047. (Ca. 1897) Cal. 12 Ga. 3″ Chambers. Two sets of 30″ Chopper lump bbls are both engraved “J. Purdey & Sons, Audley House, South Audley Street, London.”, and “Made of Sir Joseph Whitworth’s Fluid – Pressed Steel” on raised flat plain top rib. Bbl flats show London nitro proofs for 1-3/4 oz of shot, and long chambers, as is common in pigeon guns of this period. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SN, choke, and barrel makers initials “WH” (William Hill). Barrel set no. 1 has tube numbers “20499” and “20500” on loop. Barrel set no. 2 has tube numbers “20501” and “20502”. Rear lumps are also stamped “1” and “2”, respectively. Beesley patent self opening action has no safety, double triggers with articulated front, hidden third fastener, side clips, and bushed strikers. Action is engraved with very finely executed Purdey house style rose and scroll, probably the work of J. Lucas, head engraver. “J. Purdey & Sons” is engraved on both lock plates, and “Purdey’s Patent” is engraved on bottom of action; “Patent” is on top lever. Trigger guard has typical scroll engraving with SN on tang. Beautifully flame figured and mottled Circassian walnut straight grip buttstock measures 15-1/16″ over leather covered pad and features 20 LPI checkering with mullered borders, drop points and silver oval engraved “R. W. Houghton, Milwaukee”. Matching splinter forend is fully checkered except on top edge, with Anson release. Barrel set “1”: Bore diameter: left -.734, right -.735. Bore restrictions: left -.034, right -.020. Wall thickness: left -.033, right -.031. Drop at heel: 2″, drop at comb: 1-1/4″. Weight: 7 lbs. 15.7 oz, LOP 15-1/16″. Barrel set no. “2”: Bore diameter: left -.733, right -.733. Bore restrictions: left -.035, right -.034. Wall thickness: left -.030, right -.031. Weight: 8 lbs. 0 oz. New leather case with salmon colored canvas outer cover has stitched leather corners. Interior is lined in maroon cloth with Purdey leather label and paper label with particulars of this gun. Accessories include 2-pc wooden cleaning rod, oil bottle, Purdey marked snap caps, leather wallet containing cleaning brushes, leather covered hand guard, leather straps for case, and key. PROVENANCE: Copies of partial piece of factory letter giving history of this gun and clipping from NY Times Dec. 2, 1900 mentioning R. W. Houghton. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain virtually all of a professional re-black. Engraving is slightly washed. Bores are excellent. Action retains about 70% of its case color, silvering on beads, bottom, and fences. Lock plates retain approx 90% of their case color. Trigger guard and top lever retain virtually all their re-blue. Top lever screw shows some use and polishing, with engraving washed. Stocks retain virtually all of professional oil refinish. Checkering is slightly worn, borders are thin. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Case and accessories are as new. 4-38323 MGM48 (27,500-37,500)

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*JAMES PURDEY SELF OPENING SIDE LOCK PIGEON GUN WITH CASE. SN 18760. (Ca. 1906) Cal. 12 Ga. 3-1/2″ Chambers (cones extended). 30″ Chopper lump bbls with high concave rib are engraved “J. Purdey & Sons, Audley House, South Audley Street, London.” and “Made of Sir Joseph Whitworth’s Fluid Pressed Steel” on tops. Bbl flats show London nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. “Choke” and SN are stamped on bottoms of bbls. Barrel makers initials “SS” (Sam Simons) are on bottom of left bbl. Coin finished Beesley patent self opening action is equipped with non automatic safety (“Safe” inlaid in gold), double triggers (front articulated), arrow engraved tumbler end cocking indicators, bushed strikers, hidden third fastener, and side clips. Action and lock plates are engraved with Purdey house style rose and scroll. Bottom of action is engraved “Purdey’s Patent”. Lock plates are engraved “J. Purdey & Sons”. Scroll engraved trigger guard has SN on tang. Crotch figured walnut straight grip buttstock measures 15-3/16″ over 1-5/8″ leather covered pad with vacant silver oval on toe line. Stock features drop points, and 22 LPI checkering with broad mullered borders. Matching splinter forend has Anson release. Actioner’s initials (HS ?) are on iron. Bore diameter: left -.736, right -.738. Bore restrictions: left -.030, right -.025. Wall thickness: left -.026, right -.025. Drop at heel: 2-3/4″, drop at comb: 1-3/4″. Weight: 7 lbs. 9 oz, LOP 15-3/16″. Oak and leather case has brass corners, central medallion, and is newly lined with red cloth, with a leather Purdey label. Accessories include 2-pc wooden cleaning rod, snap caps, oil bottle, leather hand protector, and leather wallet with cleaning brushes, etc. CONDITION: Good. Bbls retain virtually all of London quality re-black with engraving picked up. Action and lock plates are coin finished. Forend iron, trigger guard, top lever and safety button are re-blued, and retain virtually all of that blue. Hand rubbed finish on stock is very fine. Checkering is sharp. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Case exterior leather is darkened, with numerous scuffs and abrasions, with tape lines over top. Handle is a replacement. Renewed interior is excellent. Accessories are excellent. 4-38321 MGM81 (17,500-22,500)

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JAMES PURDEY SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK GAME GUN WITH CASE. SN 13053. (Ca. 1888) Cal. 12 Ga. 30″ Chopper lump steel bbls are engraved “J. Purdey & Sons. Audley House. South Audley Street. London. England.” on low concave game rib. Bbl flats have London nitro proofs for 2-1/2″ chambers, and 2006 re-proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. SN is on bottom of both bbls, and barrel makers initials “JA” (J. Aldous) are on bottom of left bbl. Beesley patent self-opening action features non-automatic safety (“Safe” inlaid in gold), arrow head tumbler end cocking indicators, bushed strikers, and Purdey hidden bolt third fastener. Action and lockplates are engraved with Purdey house style rose and scroll, very finely cut, and probably the work of J. Lucas, head engraver. Honey colored, nicely marbled Circassian walnut straight grip buttstock measures 15-1/8″ over leather covered pad, and features vacant silver oval, drop points, and 20 LPI checkering with mullered borders. Matching splinter forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left -.729, right -.730. Bore restrictions: left -.020, right -.005. Wall thickness: left -.035, right -.026. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs. 12 oz, LOP 15-1/8″. Leather case with brass corners has initials “J.J.M.” embossed on lid. Interior is lined in maroon cloth with leather Purdey label, and another label with particulars of this gun. Accessories include 2-pc hardwood and brass cleaning rod, leather wallet with brushes, Galco leather hand protector, and Purdey marked snap caps and oil bottle. CONDITION: Very fine as refurbished. Bbls retain virtually all of London quality re-black. Action and lockplates are pewter gray. Screws show some use. Stocks show virtually all their refinish. Checkering is re-cut and sharp. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Bores are excellent. New case leather is fine, interior is excellent. Labels are excellent. Accessories are as new. 4-38320 MGM116 (17,500-22,500)

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*J. PURDEY BEST SIDE LOCK SINGLE TRIGGER OVER UNDER SHOTGUN WITH CASE. SN 26978. (Ca.1961) Cal. 12 Ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 28″ Barrels have very narrow matted solid top rib, and are engraved “J. Purdey & Sons, Audley House, South Audley Street, London, England.” on right side of top bbl. Bbls have London nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. Bottom bbl is stamped with SN, and initials “E.C” (Edward Comben, barrel maker). Woodward style side lock action is case hardened, and is engraved with very finely executed Purdey house style bouquet and scroll. Lock plates are engraved “J. Purdey & Sons”. There are raised ribs on tumbler ends as cocking indicators. Bottom of action is engraved “J. Purdey & Sons London England”. Shotgun features automatic safety with “Safe” inlaid in gold, and Purdey non-selective single trigger. Trigger guard has matching scroll with SN at grip. Honey-colored, very finely figured and streaked European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-1/4″ over coarsely checkered wood butt, and features approx 24 LPI checkering with mullered borders, drop points, and individual initials “E E” inlaid in gold on toe line. Anson release one piece forend has metal, wood, and checkering to match the rest of gun. Bore diameter: top -.731, bottom -.731. Bore restrictions: top -.004, bottom -.002. Wall thickness: top -.030, bottom -.026. Drop at heel: 1-7/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/4″. Weight: 7 lbs. 5.4 oz. Leather motor case has stitched leather corners, interior is lined with maroon cloth with leather Purdey label, another label with particulars of this gun indicating measured chokes, as well as instructions of how to put gun into case. Accessories include 2-pc wooden cleaning rod, and horn striker bottle containing spare strikers. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain nearly all original blue with silvering at muzzles with a few nicks and scratches from use. Bottom bbl breech shows numerous marks from mounting and dismounting from action. Action retains 95% plus original case color, silvering slightly on beads and at bottom. Top lever silvering slightly at top edge. Trigger guard silvering at tang. Wood has most all of its original oil finish with a few light nicks, dents, and scratches from handling and use. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Trigger works well. Case is fine, with a number of abrasions. Straps and handles are strong. Interior is fine. Partitions are tight. Labels show marks from contact with bbls. 4-38492 MGM20 (60,000-80,000)

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*VERY FINE JAMES PURDEY OVER-UNDER SIDELOCK EJECTOR SINGLE TRIGGER HEAVY GAME GUN WITH EXTRA BARRELS AND CASE. SN 26695. (Ca. 1958) Cal. 12 Ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 26″ and 28″ Barrels with narrow file cut ventilated ribs, are engraved “J. Purdey & Sons.” and “Audley House. South Audley Street. London. England.” on top. Right side of top bbl and flats of bottom bbl have London Nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. SN is on bottom of bottom bbl. Nicely filed, robust Woodward type action has non-automatic safety with “Safe” inlaid in gold, and single non-selective trigger. Action and lockplates are engraved with well executed Purdey house style rose bouquet and scroll, with “J. Purdey & Sons. London England” on bottom of action, and “J. Purdey & Sons.” in scroll surrounded cartouches on lockplates. Small bow trigger guard has matching scroll with SN on tang which extends to hard rubber grip cap. Dark reddish-brown stump figured and black marbled European walnut full pistol grip buttstock measures 15-1/16″ over checkered wood butt. Cleanly cut 32 LPI checkering has mullered borders. Matching one piece forend has Anson release. 26″ Barrels: Bore diameter: top -.731, bottom -.731. Bore restrictions: top -.009, bottom -.006. Wall thickness: top -.036, bottom -.034. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7 lbs. 4 oz, LOP 15-1/16″. 28″ Barrels: Bore diameter: top -.732, bottom -.732. Bore restrictions: top -.038, bottom -.039. Wall thickness: top -.034, bottom -.034. Weight: 7 lbs. 7 oz. Leather motor case with stitched leather corners has initials “D.H.M.” embossed on lid. Interior is lined in green cloth with leather Purdey label. Two piece rosewood and brass cleaning rod is inside. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain virtually all of what appears to be original blue. Action retains 90% orig case color, silvering on beads, and sharp edges, fading slightly on bottom. Lockplates retain virtually all their orig case color and lacquer. Trigger guard has 70% of its blue, silvering at edges, and turning gray at grip. Trigger plate and top lever retain nearly all of their blue, top lever silvering at thumbpiece. Stocks retain virtually all of their orig oil finish with a few minor nicks and dings from handling. Action is the slightest bit loose with 26″ bbls; 28″ bbls are tight. Both sets are on face. Ejectors are very slightly out of time with 26″ bbls; in time with 28″ bbls. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny with no visible imperfections. Case is fine with minor scuffs and rubs. Straps and handle are correctly done quality replacements. Interior cloth is excellent. Between 1950 and 2000 Purdey’s produced fewer than 450 Woodward designed O-U’s, and average of 9 per year. This is a fine example in an unusual configuration. 4-38638 MGM105 (60,000-80,000)

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*BOSS OVER AND UNDER SIDE LOCK EJECTOR SINGLE TRIGGER HEAVY GAME GUN WITH CASE. SN 8225. (Ca. 1934) Cal. 12 Ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 28″ Barrels have high flat file cut solid rib with extension for rising bite third fastener, and are engraved “Boss & Co., 41 Albemarle Street, Piccadilly, London. W.” on right side of top bbl, with London proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. Left side of top bbl is engraved “Made in England.” Bbl flat of lower bbl also has London proofs with SN on bottom of bbl. Case hardened and intricately filed side lock action features automatic safety (“Safe” inlaid in gold), gold line tumbler end cocking indicators, bushed strikers, single trigger, and very unusual rising bite third fastener. Action and lock plates are engraved with very meticulously executed Boss house style rose and scroll, with “Patent no. 3307. 1909.” on both sides of action. Lock plates are engraved “Boss & Co.” “Boss’s Patent. No. 22894″ is on trigger plate, and refers to single trigger. Small bow single beaded trigger guard has matching scroll and SN at grip. Nicely flame figured and dark streaked European walnut semi pistol grip buttstock measures 15-3/8” over finely borderless checkered wood butt, and features gold oval on toe line, engraved with initials “RW”, drop points, and 24 LPI checkering with mullered borders. Matching one piece forend with Boss ejectors has Anson release. “Boss’s Patent. No. 3308. 1909.” is on bottom of iron. Bore diameter: top -.737, bottom -.733. Bore restrictions: top -.029, bottom -.034. Wall thickness: top -.025, bottom -.029. Drop at heel: 2-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-9/16″. Weight: 7 lbs. 3 oz, LOP 15-3/8″. Oak and leather makers case has brass corners and hardware, central medallion is engraved with initials “RW”. Interior is lined in red cloth with Boss label. Accessories include Purdey marked oil bottle, leather wallet containing cleaning brushes, dark leather wallet containing pull through cleaning kit, and a Boss bench cloth. CONDITION: Excellent, as refurbished. Bbls retain nearly all of London quality re-black, turning purple brown. Sharp edges are slightly rounded. Engraving is slightly washed. Action and lock plates retain 95% of London quality re-case color, Silvering slightly on high points, and on action beads. Trigger guard and top lever retain virtually all their re-blue with only very slight silvering to top of opening lever. Stocks retain virtually all of their rubbed oil finish with a few very minor handling marks. Wood is well above metal. Checkering is excellent. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Trigger works well. Case leather has darkened with numerous scuffs and abrasions. Straps are good. Handle is a replacement. Interior cloth is fine. Accessories are fine. Fine gun, in unusual configuration, made during what is widely acknowledged as the best period of London gunmaking. 4-38967 MGM72 (55,000-75,000)

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*HOLLOWAY AND NAUGHTON “WOODWARD” OVER-UNDER ROUND ACTION GAME GUN WITH CASE AND ACCESSORIES. SN H & N 12-71. Cal. 12 Ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 27″ Demi-block barrels with low, narrow, flat, matted rib engraved “Holloway & Naughton England,” have 2008 London proofs for 70mm chambers. Round body sidelock action features automatic safety, with “SAFE” inlaid in gold, double triggers, and raised rib tumbler end cocking indicators. Action and lockplates have 90% coverage of extremely well executed fine English shaded scroll with large rose bouquets in classic style. “HOLLOWAY & NAUGHTON” is engraved in riband on both lockplates. Trigger guard has matching scroll engraving with SN on grip. Very fine darkly marbled and slightly figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-7/8″ over checkered wood butt, and features drop points and 26 LPI checkering with mullered borders. One piece matching forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: top -.734, bottom -.735. Bore restrictions: top -.016, bottom -.011. Wall thickness: top -.031, bottom -.028. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7 lbs. 6.2 oz, LOP 14-7/8″. High quality leather case has stitched leather corners. Interior is lined in crimson cloth with black leather Holloway & Naughton label. High quality accessories, most marked Holloway & Naughton, include 2-pc ebony and German silver cleaning rod, round oil bottle, snap caps, 3 turn screws with ivoroid handles, as well as jags and brushes. CONDITION: Excellent, essentially as new. Case is like new with a few minor marks, leather has light whitish haze. Interior and accessories are as new. 4-39029 MGM160 (65,000-85,000)

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*HOLLOWAY AND NAUGHTON BEST BEESLEY SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK WITH EXTRA BARRELS AND CASE. SN H & N 2074. Cal. 20 Ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 27″ Chopper lump bbls with Churchill style narrow flat ribs are engraved “Holloway & Naughton. England” and “1” and “2” at breech ends. Bbl flats show 1981 London nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. SNs are on bottoms of bbls. Loops are stamped “1” and “2” respectively. Well proportioned Beesley type self-opening sidelock action features automatic safety, with “Safe” inlaid in gold, double triggers, bushed strikers, and side clips. Locks have raised rib tumbler end cocking indicators. Action and lockplates have 90% coverage of meticulously executed tight English scroll with rose bouquets in classic style. “Holloway & Naughton” is inlaid in gold in ribands on each lockplate. Trigger guard has matching scroll, and SN at grip. Nicely figured and marbled European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-15/16″ over checkered wood butt, and features drop points and classic point pattern 24 LPI checkering with mullered borders. Long, full, splinter forend has Anson release. Wood and checkering matches buttstock. Barrel set no. 1: Bore diameter: left -.616, right -.616. Bore restrictions: left -.016, right -.011. Wall thickness: left -.037, right -.033. Weight: 5 lbs. 13 oz. Barrel set no. 2: Bore diameter: left -.617, right -.616. Bore restrictions: left -.023, right -.015. Wall thickness: left -.038, right -.043. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 5 lbs. 13 oz, LOP 14-15/16″. Quality leather case has stitched leather corners. Interior is lined in maroon cloth with black leather Holloway & Naughton label. Gold-plated accessories marked “Holloway & Naughton” include 2-pc ebony cleaning rod, round oil bottle, snap caps, and 3 turn screws with ivoroid handles. CONDITION: Excellent, essentially as new, with only a few extractor wipe marks on breechface, and marks on lumps from assembly and dis-assembly. Case has a few bumps and abrasions, and slight whitish haze on leather. Interior and accessories are as new. 4-39030 MGM161 (65,000-85,000)

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*SUPERB CELTIC ENGRAVED HOLLAND AND HOLLAND ROYAL DELUXE GAME GUN WITH CASE. SN 41236. (1994) Cal. 12 Ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 28″ Chopper lump bbls with low, concave game rib, are engraved “Holland & Holland” “33, Bruton Street, London.” on tops. Bbl flats show 1994 London nitro proofs for 70mm chambers. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SN. Holland’s patent self-opening spring mechanism is installed. Royal sidelock action has nicely filed fillets and beads, and features automatic safety (“SAFE” is inlaid in gold), double triggers, gold line tumbler end cocking indicators, and Holland’s detachable lock lever. Action has nearly full coverage of meticulously executed semi-relief shaded Celtic engraving with a Capercaillie, standing on hilltop, thistles in foreground, engraved in Bulino style on bottom of action. Fences have beautiful high relief carving of more Celtic knotting with thistle accent. Celtic scroll theme continues on top lever and action tang. Lockplates have “Holland & Holland” in ribands on each side, and also have Celtic engraving at front and back, with Bulino vignettes of pair of courting black grouse on right lock plate, and a group of 4 red grouse in heather, with mountains in background, on left. The noted Scottish artist responsible for this finely integrated highland theme is John G. Salt whose signature “J.G. Salt” appears at bottom rear of both lockplates. Single beaded trigger guard continues Celtic knot work on bow, and tang, with SN at grip. Honey colored, finely marbled, and lightly figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 15-5/16″ over checkered wood butt. Stock features diamond grip drop points and 22 LPI checkering with mullered borders. There is a gold oval on toe line, engraved “F.J.R.” and “II”. Matching splinter forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left -.728, right -.728. Bore restrictions: left -.030, right -.007. Wall thickness: left -.034, right -.035. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7 lbs. .6 oz, LOP 15-5/16″. Leather makers case has stitched leather corners. Interior is lined in dark green cloth with green Holland & Holland leather label. Accessories include metal striker bottle with spare striker, the straps, Holland & Holland marked 2-pc ebony cleaning rod, round oil bottle, snap caps, box of cleaning patches, Nevarust oil, and bench cloth. Key is present. PROVENANCE: Copies of H & H letter with “weapon history,” giving particulars of this gun; email from H & H stating that this fine and unique shotgun was specially made for the NY store opening, and was sold at that time. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain virtually all of their original black with a few light marks. Action and lockplates retain all of their coin finish. Stocks retain virtually all of their original finish with a few light marks from handling and use. Butt shows two compressions, one fairly light at heel, and one rather deep at toe. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Bores are excellent, with no visible imperfections. Case is excellent, leather shows some marks and scuffs, and is slightly discolored with whitish haze. Interior cloth, label, and accessories are excellent to near new. 4-37625 MGM153 (85,000-125,000)

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*HOLLAND AND HOLLAND ROYAL HAMMERLESS EJECTOR SHOTGUN WITH CASE. SN 40878. Cal. 20 Ga. 3″ Chambers. 28″ Chopper lump bbls are engraved “The Royal” on low concave game rib with “Holland & Holland” on top of right bbl and “33, Bruton Street, London.” on left. Bbl flats have 1986 London proofs. SN is stamped on bottoms of bbls which are fitted with the Holland and Holland patent self opening mechanism. Coin finished hand detachable side lock action has automatic safety (“Safe” inlaid in gold), gold line tumbler end cocking indicators and deeper than normal shaded open scroll engraving in typical Holland & Holland pattern. Bottom of action is engraved “The Royal Model”. Side plates are engraved “Holland & Holland”. Single beaded trigger guard is scroll engraved with SN inlaid in gold on grip. Nicely streaked and lightly figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-3/8″ over leather covered pad, and features Holland diamond grip, approx 22 LPI checkering with mullered borders, drop points, and individual initials “TN” inlaid in gold on toe line. Anson release splinter forend has wood, metal, and checkering to match rest of gun. Bore diameter: left -.615, right -.615. Bore restrictions: left -.018, right -.008. Wall thickness: left -.032, right -.032. Drop at heel: 2-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 5 lbs. 10.9 oz. Oak and leather case has brass corners and hardware, maroon cloth interior. Accessories include pair of snap caps, oil bottle, horn striker block, leather case containing cleaning brushes, etc., extra firing pin, and the key. PROVENANCE: Holland and Holland letter with “weapon history” and invoice from Dewing’s for purchase of case. CONDITION: Near new. Does not appear to have been fired after proofing, with only a trace of extractor wipe marks on breech face. There are a few very minor marks in wood. Leather on pad shows some scuffs. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Case is excellent. Accessories are excellent. Current replacement cost of this fine gun is about 50,000 pounds. 4-37624 MGM22 (45,000-65,000)

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*HOLLAND AND HOLLAND ROYAL HAMMERLESS EJECTOR HEAVY GAME GUN WITH CASE. SN 29319. (ca. 1922) Cal. 12 Ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 28″ Chopper lump bbls with narrow matted flat game rib are engraved “Holland & Holland” and “98 New Bond Street, London.” on tops. Bbl flats show London nitro proofs for 2-3/4″. SNs are on bottoms of bbls. Full sidelock “Royal” action features automatic safety (“Safe” inlaid in gold), double triggers (front trigger articulated), hand detachable locks, with Holland patent takedown screw, and hidden third fastener. Case hardened action is engraved with large open flowing shaded scroll. It differs from standard Royal engraving in that “Holland & Holland” appears on lower edge of lockplate, instead of in its normal riband with acanthus surroundings. Stylized shell motif is on fences. Bottom of action is engraved “Royal Hammerless Ejector.” Fancy honey colored, stump figured and heavily marbled Circassian walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over black “Old English” pad, and features vacant gold oval on toe line, drop points, and 20 LPI checkering with line border. Matching splinter forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left -.732, right -.737. Bore restrictions: left -.027, right -.016. Wall thickness: left -.027, right -.027. Drop at heel: 2-11/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs. 13 oz, LOP 14-1/2″. Leather case has riveted leather corners, and is lined in green cloth, with leather Holland & Holland label. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain virtually all of London quality re-black. Action retains 50-60% case color, silvering on beads, fences, and bottom of action. Lockplates retain 60% of their case color. Trigger guard and top lever retain virtually all of their re-blue. Stocks retain all of their old hand rubbed oil finish with a few nicks and scratches. Checkering has been re-cut. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Bores are very fine, bright and shiny. Case leather is fine, with some nicks and scuffs. Straps and handle are strong. Interior is fine with some slight soiling. Label is beginning to detach. 4-37620 MGM119 (17,500-27,500)

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*HOLLAND AND HOLLAND ROYAL HAMMERLESS EJECTOR GAME GUN. SN 23179. (Ca. 1903) Cal. 12 Ga. 2-1/2″ Chambers. 30″ Dovetailed barrels with low concave game rib are engraved “Holland & Holland.” and “98, New Bond Street, London,” on tops. Bbl flats show Birmingham nitro proofs for 2-1/2″ chambers. Bottom of right bbl is stamped “Made in England”. Number “7085” is on splinter. Sidelock action with automatic safety (“Safe” inlaid in gold) features Holland’s patent single trigger, and rounded action bar. Action is fully engraved with classic Holland Royal open shaded scroll and acanthus, with “Holland & Holland” in stylized riband on lockplates. Bottom of action is engraved “Royal Hammerless Ejector”. Trigger plate is engraved “Patent Single Trigger”. Rounded portion of action bar fillet has relief scroll. Top lever is engraved “Patent Ejector” with no. “2” inlaid in gold. Very nicely marbled and slightly figured European walnut buttstock measures 14-9/16″ over 1″ wood extension, with ribbed horn buttplate. Extension has been professionally fitted to original length stock, including widow’s peak. Stock has gold oval on toe line with engraved monogram (JSW?). Stock features drop points, diamond grip, and 22 LPI checkering with mullered borders. Matching splinter forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left -.728, right -.729. Bore restrictions: left -.024, right -.008. Wall thickness: left -.031, right -.033. Drop at heel: 2-1/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs. 10 oz, LOP 14-9/16″. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain most all of London quality black. Side of right bbl has numerous pits which were not struck out. Action is coin finished. Stocks retain most of an old rubbed oil finish with numerous nicks and dings from handling and use. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny. 4-38489 MGM149 (15,000-20,000)

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*HOLLAND AND HOLLAND NUMBER 2 SIDELOCK EJECTOR (BADMINTON) GAME GUN. SN 26952. Cal. 12 Ga. (Ca. 1913) 2-1/2″ Chambers. Gun no. 1 of a pair. 30″ Dovetailed bbls with low concave game rib (No. “1” inlaid in gold with scroll engraving at breech) are marked “Holland & Holland.” and “98. New Bond Street. London.” on tops. Bbl flats have London nitro proofs for 2-1/2″ chambers. SN is stamped on bottom of bbls. Case hardened full sidelock action features automatic safety (“Safe” inlaid in gold), double triggers, Holland patent detachable sidelocks, and gold band tumbler end cocking indicators. Water table has proofs, SN, and is engraved “Holland’s Patent”. Bottom of action is engraved “Holland’s Ejector”. Action and sideplates are engraved with about 60% coverage of very finely executed typical English scroll. Trigger guard has scroll on bow. Typical Holland style short tang has SN. Nicely mottled fiddleback figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-13/16″ over thin leather covered pad, and features vacant silver oval, drop points, diamond grip and 20 LPI checkering with mullered borders. Matching splinter forend has Deeley release (unusual for Holland), and steel tip. “1” is inlaid in gold on latch and on top lever. Bore diameter: left -.731, right -.732. Bore restrictions: left -.014, right -.004 . Wall thickness: left -.025, right -.026. Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs. 14.4 oz, LOP 14-13/16″. CONDITION: Excellent, as refurbished. Bbls retain 98% of London quality re-black, with a fair number of scrapes and knocks from handling. Action and lockplates retain nearly all of a well done case color. All engraving remains sharp. Wood retains most of an older hand rubbed oil finish with numerous marks and compressions from handling and use. Checkering has been re-cut. Bbls are bright and shiny. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. 4-38491 MGM147 (12,500-17,500)

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*HOLLAND AND HOLLAND NO. 2 GRADE (BADMINTON) SIDE LOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN. SN 26984. (Ca. 1913) Cal. 12 Ga. 2-1/2″ Chambers. Gun no. 2 of a pair. 30″ Dovetailed bbls with low concave game rib (No. 2 inlaid in gold with scroll engraving at breech) is marked “Holland & Holland.” and “98. New Bond Street. London.” on tops. Bbl flats have London nitro proofs for 2-1/2″ chambers. SN is stamped on bottom of bbls. Case hardened full side lock action features automatic safety (“Safe” inlaid in gold), double triggers, Holland patent detachable side locks, and gold band tumbler end cocking indicators. Water table has proofs, SN, and is engraved “Holland’s Patent”. Bottom of action is engraved “Holland’s Ejector”. Action and side plates are engraved with about 60% coverage of very finely executed typical English scroll. Trigger guard has scroll on bow. Typical Holland style short tang has SN. Nicely mottled and figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-13/16″ over thin leather covered pad, and features vacant silver oval, drop points, diamond grip and 20 LPI checkering with mullered borders. Matching splinter forend has (unusual for Holland) Deeley release, and steel tip. “2” is inlaid in gold on latch and on top lever. Bore diameter: left -.731, right -.731. Bore restrictions: left -.014, right -.002 (.003 recess). Wall thickness: left -.030, right -.028. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-9/16″. Weight: 6 lbs. 11.8 oz, LOP 14-13/16″. CONDITION: Excellent, as refurbished. Bbls retain 98% of London quality re-black with a fair number of scrapes and knocks from handling. Action and lock plates retain nearly all of a well done case color. All engraving remains sharp. Wood retains most of an older hand rubbed oil finish with numerous marks and compressions from handling and use. Checkering has been re-cut. Bbls are bright and shiny with evidence of one or two very minor dings. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. 4-38490 MGM66 (12,500-17,500)

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*HOLLAND AND HOLLAND 20 BORE BOX LOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN (SHOT AND REGULATED) WITH CASE. SN 37874. (Ca. 1972) Cal. 20 Ga. 26″ Dovetailed bbls with low concave game rib are engraved “Shot & Regulated by” and “Holland & Holland Ltd. 13 Bruton Street. London. W. 1.” on tops. Bbl flats show Birmingham nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. SN is stamped on splinter. “Made in England” and makers SN “143326” are stamped on loop. Case hardened action with automatic safety, double triggers, and ejectors has about 30% scroll engraving with “H & H.” engraved on each side. Trigger guard has scroll on bow, and SN on grip. Plain European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over thin “Decelerator” rifle pad, with vacant silver oval on toe line. 16 LPI flat top checkering has mullered borders. Matching splinter forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left -.616, right -.614. Bore restrictions: left -.020, right -.004. Wall thickness: left -.043, right -.034. Drop at heel: 2″, drop at comb: 1-5/16″. Weight: 5 lbs. 10-1/2 oz, LOP 14-1/2″. Abercrombie & Fitch green canvas case with leather trim has initials “P.E.P.” embossed on lid, also larger initials “R.R.C.” are stenciled on. Interior is lined in maroon cloth with leather H & H label, and small leather A & F label. Accessories included 2-pc hardwood cleaning rod, square oil bottle, set of plastic snap caps, straps, and the key. CONDITION: Excellent, near new, with only a few light handling marks on wood and metal. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Right ejector is occasionally live, and needs minor adjustment. Bores are excellent. Case if fine, some scuffs in canvas. Straps and leather are fine. Interior cloth is fine with some rubs from contact with gun. Partitions are tight. Accessories are fine. 4-37622 MGM77 (4,500-6,500)

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*HOLLAND AND HOLLAND BOX LOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN (SHOT AND REGULATED) WITH CASE. SN 37806. (Ca. 1971) Cal. 12 Ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 28″ Dovetailed bbls with low concave game rib are engraved “Shot & Regulated by” and “Holland & Holland Ltd. 13 Bruton Street. London. W. 1.” on tops. Bbl flats show Birmingham nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. “Made in England” and makers number “142711” are stamped on loop. Case hardened box lock action has automatic safety, double triggers, and ejectors, with SN on water table. action is engraved with 40% scroll, and “H & H” is on either side. Trigger guard has scroll on bow, and SN on tang. Dense, lightly figured and streaked European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 15″ over thin black “Decelerator” pad with vacant silver oval, and 16 LPI flat top checkering with mullered borders. Matching splinter forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left -.729, right -.729. Bore restrictions: left -.028, right -.010. Wall thickness: left -.024, right -.028. Drop at heel: 2-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 6 lbs. 8 oz, LOP 15″. Leather case has initials “HJP” on lid. Interior is lined with green cloth with Holland and Holland paper label. Accessories include an older ebony 2-pc cleaning rod, pair of snap caps, oil bottle, Erickson & Erickson bench cloth, and case straps. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain virtually all of their black. Action retains about 85% of its original case color, silvered on fences and bottom sides of action. Stocks retain most of their original finish with a few nicks and dings from handling. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Bores are excellent. Case has a few scuffs in leather. Handle is good. Interior cloth is slightly dirty from contact with bbls. Partitions are tight. Accessories are fine. 4-37621 MGM78 (4,500-6,500)

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*CHURCHILL PREMIER PINLESS SIDELOCK EJECTOR XXV GAME GUN WITH CASE. SN 3314. Cal. 12 Ga. 2-1/2″ Chambers. 25″ Chopper lump bbls with flat matted Churchill game rib with “XXV” and “1” inlaid in gold, are engraved “D. J. Churchill (Gunmakers) Ltd” and “39 to 42. Leicester Square. London.” on tops with 1-1/2″ triangles of scroll engraving at breeches. Bbl flats show London Nitro proofs for 2-1/2″ chambers, and SN is on bottoms of bbls. Case hardened action with pinless full sidelocks features automatic safety (“Safe” inlaid in gold), and double triggers. Action has nearly 100% coverage of very finely executed shaded English scroll, and “The – Premiere – Quality” is inlaid in gold on bottom. Lockplates have full coverage scroll engraving with “E. J. Churchill” in ribands on both plates. “1” is inlaid in gold on top lever. Single beaded trigger guard is scroll engraved with SN in riband on tang. Light honey colored and nicely mottled European walnut buttstock has smoky highlights. Buttstock measures 15-5/16″ over checkered wood butt, and features drop points and 20 LPI checkering with mullered borders. Matching splinter forend has Anson release with “1” inlaid in gold on tip. Bore diameter: left -.729, right -.729. Bore restrictions: left -.017, right -.006. Wall thickness: left -.031, right -.031. Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/4″. Weight: 6 lbs. 2 oz, LOP 15-5/16″. Leather toe under case has initials “GPH” embossed in gold on lid. Interior is lined in green cloth with leather Churchill label, and contains wooden 2-pc cleaning rod. Records indicate 1927 production. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain virtually all of a very high quality re-black. Engraving is sharp. Action retains most of its original case color, silvering on beads and fences. Trigger plate and top lever retain most of their original blue. Trigger guard has approximately 15% of its original blue. Stock is well done replacement, and retains virtually all of its hand rubbed finish with a few very minor marks. Action is just the slightest bit loose with the forend off. Ejectors are in time. Bores are excellent. Case is fine, leather has some marks and cuts. Straps and handle are good. Interior is fine with some evidence of contact with gun. Label is fine. 4-38170 MGM96 (10,000-15,000)

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*28 BORE SIDELOCK EJECTOR COGSWELL & HARRISON VICTOR SMALL BORE GAME GUN. SN 56662. Cal. 28 Bore. 2-3/4″ Chambers. This small framed sidelock is the only model produced by C & H in 28 bore, and is seldom seen. 28″ Dovetailed barrels are engraved “Cogswell & Harrison Ltd 168 Piccadilly. London.” on low, concave game rib. Rear transition has “2” inlaid in gold. Bbl flats have London nitro proofs for 2-1/2″ chambers. Bottoms of bbls are fitted with Avant Tout ejector and assisted opening system. Sidelock action stocked to the fences, has non-automatic safety and double triggers. Action and lockplates have 70% coverage medium English scroll engraving with “Cogswell & Harrison Ltd” on each lockplate. Trigger guard is scroll engraved, with SN on tang. Top lever is inlaid in gold with “2”. Nicely streaked European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over checkered wood butt, and features drop points and 20 LPI flat top checkering with mullered borders. There is a gold oval on toe line engraved “P. M. H.” and “1930”. Splinter forend matches buttstock and has Anson release with “2” inlaid on tip. Bore diameter: left -.554, right -.552. Bore restrictions: left -.012, right -.006. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 5 lbs. 4 oz, LOP 14-1/2″. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain virtually all of London quality re-black. Engraving is slightly washed. Action has traces of case color in protected areas. Lockplates show considerable amount of case color; Left lock probably 50%, and right lock 30%. Stocks have virtually all of well done rubbed oil finish. Checkering has been correctly re-cut. Bores are very fine, bright and shiny, slightly frosted in front of chambers. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are slightly out of time. Front bead is missing. Nicely balanced little gun, with great original dimensions. 4-38994 MGM140 (12,500-17,500)

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*SUPERLATIVE FOUR COLOR GOLD INLAID WESTLEY RICHARDS HAND DETACHABLE LOCK 28 BORE GAME GUN WITH CASE AND ACCESSORIES. SN 19994. Cal. 28 Bore. 2-3/4″ Chamber. Single selective trigger, automatic ejectors. This exquisitely finished little gun has 28″ chopper lump bbls with “Westley Richards & Co., England” inlaid in gold on narrow concave game rib. Rear of rib and extension, as well as, the breech ends of bbls, have inlaid acanthus scroll in two colors of gold. Front end of rib also has inlaid scroll and a gold bead. Bbl flats have Birmingham proofs. SN is stamped on bottom of bbls. Hand detachable “drop lock” scalloped back action has hinged floor plate and Westley Richards dolls head extension with third fastener. Detachable locks are engine turned with SN and “L” and “R” respectively, inlaid in gold. Engraving on this gun is truly spectacular, and meticulously executed by Vince Crowley whose monogram is inlaid in gold at base of trigger guard bow. Background surfaces of the action are color case hardened and engraved in semi-relief large open shaded acanthus scroll. Fences are in high relief scroll. Sides and bottom of action depict game scenes of varieties of quail in raised relief using four colors of gold. Right side of action depicts Blue quail in desert scene with cactus in yellow gold, some rocks in red with other rocks and clouds in platinum or white gold. Left side has Gambel’s quail, again in desert scene with prickly pear cactus using red, yellow, green,and white gold. Floor plate has covey of flushing Bobwhite in southern woodland with tree trunks in red gold and pine needles in yellow. Underside of floor plate has 3 vignettes of these same three game birds inlaid in multi-colored gold with green, yellow and white gold grass. Cleverly, a Gambel’s quail is visible through hole for rear lump on action flats, with bbls detached. Trigger plate has gold band outline with inlaid scroll termination. Trigger selector has similar treatment. Trigger guard bow has matching background scroll with portrait of springer spaniel in red and white gold. SN is inlaid in gold on tang. Intricately mottled Turkish walnut straight grip buttstock measures 15″ over typical Westley Richards Best Quality plain horn butt plate with engraved steel heel and toe plates that match the engraving of the rest of the gun. Buttstock also has classic 20 LPI point pattern checkering with mullered borders. Splinter forend has Deeley release with gold inlay, horn tip, and wood and checkering to match buttstock. Drop at heel: 1-7/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 5 lbs. 2 oz, LOP 14-3/8″. Brown crocodile leather case has stitched crocodile corners and brass hardware with canvas outer cover. Interior is lined in dark green baize with crocodile accents. Accessories include Westley Richards marked German silver and ebony 3-pc cleaning rod (handle has engraved floral motif at end, and gold bands at base), as well as, case hardened oil bottle with “Westley Richards 19994” inlaid in gold with quail in 3 colors of gold on applicator, brush and key. CONDITION: Near new. Bbls retain virtually all their original blue. Action retains all of its case color. Top of thumb lever and trigger guard tang are silvering slightly from handling. There are only one or two extremely minor marks on wood. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Case and accessories are near new. 4-38162 MGM30 (50,000-85,000)

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Additional Information: Also included with lot, is a Factory Leather Luggage case with factory label.

*WESTLEY RICHARDS SIDE LOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN. SN 19586. Cal. 20 Ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 28″ Chopper lump bbls with matted Churchill rib are engraved “Westley Richards & Co. England” on tops of bbls. Bbl flats show Birmingham nitro proofs, SNs are stamped on bottoms of bbls, which are also marked “Imported by Jaquas Findlay, Ohio.” Full side lock action has double triggers, automatic safety (“Safe” inlaid in gold), and gold line tumbler end cocking indicators. Action and lock plates are engraved with deeply cut large scroll with “Westley Richards” inlaid in gold on both sides. Single beaded trigger guard has matching scroll and SN on tang which extends to engraved composition grip cap. Nicely mottled and lightly figured European walnut full pistol grip buttstock measures 14-7/8″ over checkered wood butt, and features vacant gold oval, drop points, and 20 LPI flat top checkering with mullered borders. Anson release beavertail forend has wood and checkering to match buttstock. Bore diameter: left -.613, right -.613. Bore restrictions: left -.031, right -.018. Wall thickness: left -.037, right -.034. Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 5 lbs. 15 1/2 oz. CONDITION: Near new, with very few very light marks on wood and metal. Screw slots show some use. Nicely balanced little game gun. 4-38660 MGM23 (28,000-38,000)

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*WESTLEY RICHARDS DROP LOCK OVUNDO HEAVY GAME GUN. SN 17989. Cal. 12 Ga. 3-1/4″ Chambers. 32″ Barrels are engraved “Westley Richards, 23 Conduit St. London Gun Makers by Appointment to H.M. The King.” and “Ovundo” on low concave game rib with silver bead front sight. Right side splinter is engraved “Pat 170.703 1920.” Left side is engraved “Ovundo system Reg’d no 354045/ 1913”. Bbl flats have Birmingham nitro proofs for 1-1/2 oz of shot and are stamped “3-1/4”. SN is stamped on bottom bbl. Case hardened action features automatic safety with “Safe” inlaid in gold, single selective trigger, hinged floorplate, with engine turned Westley Richards patent hand detachable locks, marked with “L” and “R” inlaid in gold. Ornamental side plates have trigger inspection covers. Action is engraved with 95% coverage large shaded acanthus scroll with “Westley Richards” in ribands on either side. Top of action is engraved with “Westley Richards” and “Patent One Trigger”. Floorplate has matching scroll with “Westley Richards Patent Ovundo”. Trigger guard is also scroll engraved with SN at grip. Nicely marbled and slightly figured European walnut semi pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/8″ over Silvers type pad, and features vacant gold oval, drop points, and 28 LPI checkering with line border. Matching single piece forend has horn tip and Deeley release. Bore diameter: top -.737, bottom -.737. Bore restrictions: top -.040, bottom -.027. Wall thickness: top -.036, bottom -.038. Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-9/16″. Weight: 8 lbs. 11.8 oz, LOP 14-1/8″. PROVENANCE: Copy of Westley Richards shotgun pricing schedule, showing standard Ovundo starting at 43,500 pounds. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain virtually all London quality re-black. Mid bead is missing. Action retains 70% case color, silvering on beads and high points. Lock plates retain 90% of their case color and most of their original varnish. Floorplate, trigger guard, and top lever retain most of their original blue, with top lever silvering on thumb piece, and trigger guard at grip. Stocks retain virtually all of a professional quality rubbed oil refinish. Edges are very slightly rounded. Checkering has been re-cut. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny. Action is very slightly loose. Ejectors are in time. Trigger works well. This fine shotgun has a very unusual configuration, and would make a great clays gun. 4-38316 MGM42 (20,000-30,000)

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*W. C. SCOTT IMPERIAL PREMIER SIDE LOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN WITH CASE SPECIALLY MADE FOR DON V. FORREST. SN 60458. Cal. 12 Ga. 3″ Chambers. This is the highest grade gun made by W & C Scott. 30″ Dovetailed bbls with flat file cut rib (With Scott’s improved bolt extension), are engraved “W & C. Scott & Son, The Imperial Premier (Castle logo)Shaftesbury Avenue London England” on the right bbl, and “Made of Sir Joseph Whitworth’s Fluid Compressed Steel” on the left. High relief acanthus scroll engraving is on the breech end of the rib, around the breeches of the bbls, with a triangle of scroll extending 2-1/4″ down the bbls. Bbl flats show London nitro proofs for 1-1/8 oz of shot (2-1/2″). Bottoms of bbls are stamped “Whitworth (Sheaf of wheat trademark) Manchester” and SN. Full side lock action features automatic safety with “safe” inlaid in gold, double triggers, Scott’s square cross bolt third fastener, side clips, and vented breeches. Water table is stamped with SN, proofs, patent information, “The Premier Gun”, and “W. & C Scott & Son, Makers”. Action shows full coverage of relief acanthus scroll with game birds on lock plates. Bottom of action has matching scroll with flying duck. Fences have full relief acanthus scroll engraving which continues over top lever, the thumb piece of which is pierced. Trigger guard has matching scroll with pair of ducks settling into marsh. SN and raised relief on grip, with castle logo. Finely marbled and figured Circassian walnut semi pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over leather covered pad, and features 24 LPI borderless checkering with multiple fleur de lis terminations, drop points, and 1-1/2″ diameter gold disk inset in right side of buttstock with oak leaf wreath and crowned castle logo all in high relief with inscription “Made expressly for Mr. Don V. Forrest, Denver, Colorado by W & C Scott & Son, London, England.” Behind top tang is a gold shield, with raised three color gold monogram “DVF”. Anson release splinter forend matches the rest of gun. Bore diameter: left -.731, right -.731. Bore restrictions: left -.028, right -.027. Wall thickness: left -.034, right -.035. Drop at heel: 2-13/16″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 7 lbs. 9.6 oz. New oak and leather case has leather corners and brass hardware. Interior is lined in wine red cloth, and has W & C Scott label, contains 2-pc ebony cleaning rod, 3 ebony handled turn screws, pair of snap caps, oil bottle, striker bottle, and keys. CONDITION: Very fine, as partially re-conditioned. Bbls retain virtually all of very high quality re-black, leaving all engraving sharp and clear. Action retains much of its case color with engraving very pleasingly highlighted due to silvering. Wood retains virtually all of a professional finish, sharp edges slightly rounded, drop points show wear under finish, checkering has been re-cut. Bores are excellent. Ejectors are in time. Case and accessories are as new. Very few imperial premiers were ever produced. All are unique. This example is quite pleasing. 4-38312 MGM27 (20,000-30,000)

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*W & C SCOTT IMPERIAL PREMIER SIDELOCK EJECTOR LIGHT GAME GUN WITH EXTRA BARRELS AND CASE. SN 57607. Cal. 12 Ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 28″ and 24-1/2″ Dovetailed barrels have low, concave, matted game ribs that are engraved “Scott’s Improved Bolt” on breech ends with square crossbolt extensions. Tops of bbls are engraved “W & C. Scott & Son THE IMPERIAL PREMIER (castle logo) 10 Gt, Castle Street” on top of right bbls, and “Regent Circus London England.” on left. Breech ends of bbls are relief engraved with oak leaf motif, which extends 1-1/2″ down bbls. Bbl flats have London proofs for 2-1/2″ chambers. SNs are on bottoms of bbls. Bottoms of right bbls are engraved “Special Steel A 1”. Sidelock action has automatic safety with “Safe” inlaid in gold, double triggers, square crossbolt third fastener, side clips, Scott patent vented breeches, and slightly rounded action bar. Action and lockplates have full coverage relief engraving of shaded oak leaf and branch background with game birds in various poses; flying geese on bottom of action; duck and 2 woodcock are on right lockplate; and a grouse and 2 quail on left lockplate. Fences and action beads have high relief carving of acanthus scroll with shaded background. Oak leaf motif carries over onto top lever and action tang. Trigger guard bow has oak leaf motif matching background of action, with monogram (DH?) inlaid in gold. SN is in relief on trigger guard tang which has more oak leaves, and castle logo. Very nicely marbled and slightly figured European walnut semi-pistol grip buttstock measures 13-3/4″ over ribbed horn buttplate. Stock features drop points, and 24 LPI checkering with multiple fleur-de-lis terminations. There is a gold shield crest plate at top of grip. Matching splinter forend has Anson release. 28″ Barrels: Bore diameter: left -.730, right -.730. Bore restrictions: left -.028, right -.027. Wall thickness: left -.035, right -.033. Drop at heel: 2-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-3/4″. Weight: 6 lbs. 4.2 oz, LOP 13-3/4″. 24-1/2″ Barrels: Bore diameter: left -.731, right -.724. Bore restrictions: left -.000, right -.000. Wall thickness: left -.036, right -.035. Weight: 5 lbs. 13.4 oz. Oak and leather case has brass corners and hardware with copper initial plate on front edge with initials “JHE”. Interior is lined in red cloth and contains a BGI cleaning rod, and mops and brushes. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain most all of a well done re-black, engraving remains sharp. 24-1/2″ Bbls have some blood stains and light pitting toward breech, and obviously have been cut. Action retains traces of case color in protected areas, but mostly shows very pleasing silver highlights on engraving. Lockplates retain a considerable amount of case color, but again, a great deal of silvering. Trigger guard retains most of a re-blue. Top lever has 50% original blue, with a majority of silvering on thumbpiece. Stocks retain most of an oil refinish with numerous handling marks from use over the years. Checkering shows considerable wear. Someone has attempted some re-cutting of fleur-de-lis on left side. Action is tight. Bbls are on face with both sets of bbls. Left ejector won’t trip. Bores are very fine, bright and shiny. Case leather is darkened, and has been shellacked, with numerous scuffs and rubs. Replaced handle has detached. Interior cloth is good, partitions are tight, and there are numerous marks and rubs from contact with gun. A very fine gun that just needs a bit of TLC to be super. Imperial Premiers are very scarce, and all are individual. 4-38969 MGM148 (15,000-20,000)

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*W & C SCOTT SCREW GRIP BOX LOCK EJECTOR PIGEON GUN. SN 110385. Cal. 12 Ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 30″ Dovetailed steel barrels have raised matted ventilated rib with ivory mid and front beads, and extension. Top of right bbl is engraved “W & C Scott Arms. Inc.”, “W & C Scott & Son, Makers”. Left bbl has “New York, N.Y.”, “55. Victoria Street, London, England.” Small triangles of scroll at breeches. Bbl flats show Birmingham nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. Provisional proofs are stamped on bbls. SN is on splinter. Two loops are mounted on bbl for extra strength. Case hardened box lock action features automatic safety with “safe” inlaid in gold, double triggers, bushed strikers, and screw grip third fastener. Action is engraved with well executed scroll, and is marked “W & C Scott & Son” on both sides. Fences are nicely engraved with high relief oak twig, and leaf motif. Raised portion at top of breech to accommodate high rib. Trigger guard has matching scroll, with SN on grip. Well figured European walnut full pistol grip buttstock measures 14-3/8″ over Silvers type pad, and features gold oval with initial “G”, horn grip cap, 20 LPI flat top checkering with mullered borders, and nicely shaped drop points. Twelve inch long extended semi beavertail forend fastens into the front loop with forward lever, with wood and checkering to match buttstock. Bore diameter: left -.733, right -.733. Bore restrictions: left -.027, right -.012. Wall thickness: left -.038, right -.036. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7 lbs. 14 oz. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain virtually all of an old re-black. Action has 50-60% original case color. Floor plate and trigger guard have 10-15% original blue. Stocks retain most of their original oil finish with numerous nicks and scratches. Pad has been newly added, and not well fitted. Bores are bright and shiny with evidence of dent being removed 9-1/4″ from breech. One or 2 minor dents toward muzzles. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. This would make a great sporting clays gun. 4-38414 MGM29 (4,000-6,000)

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*RARE W & C SCOTT SIDELOCK SINGLE BARREL TRAP GUN. SN 100699. Cal. 12 Ga. 32″ Round bbl with octagonal section and heavy bolsters at breech has high raised matted ventilated rib with dolls head and third bite extension. Flats either side of rib are engraved “W & C. Scott & Son. Makers.” and “78, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, England.” Bbl flat has Birmingham proofs for 2-3/4″ chamber. Bottom of bbl has SN, and two loops for strength. Case hardened full sidelock action has shaped filed fences and Scott’s patent vented breech. Action is engraved with about 40% coverage of well executed English scroll. Lockplate has matching scroll and is engraved “W & C. Scott & Son.” Trigger guard has scroll on bow, SN, and Scott “castle” logo on tang. Lightly streaked European walnut semi-pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/4″ over Silvers type pad, and features vacant silver oval on toe line, and 18 LPI flat top checkering with mullered border. Long trapezoidal section semi-beavertail forend has forward lever latch and wood and checkering matching buttstock. Bore diameter: .733. Bore restrictions: .038. Wall thickness: .064. Drop at heel: 2-3/16″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 8 lbs. .3 oz, LOP 14-1/4″. Per factory records, this is one of only 72 SBT guns produced by W&C Scott between 1914-1929. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains virtually all of a high quality re-black. Engraving and edges are sharp. Action retains 70% of its case color, silvering on fences and beads. Lockplate retains 60-70% of its case color, fading at rear. Trigger guard retains 15-20% orig blue. Top lever retains most of its blue, silvering at thumbpiece. Stocks retain most of what appears to be their orig finish, with some oil added on butt. Action is tight. Bores are fine, bright and shiny, with some slight evidence of pitting towards breech. 4-38314 MGM110 (5,000-7,000)

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*W & C SCOTT & SON SCREW GRIP BOX LOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN. SN 89227. Cal. 12 Ga. 2-3/4″ Chamber. 26″ Steel dovetailed bbls are engraved “W & C. Scott & Son, 78 Shaftesbury Avenue. London.” on the low narrow concave game rib with extension. Bbl flats show Birmingham nitro proofs for 1-1/8 oz. (2-1/2″ chambers). Provisional proofs are on bottoms of bbls. SN is on splinter. Case hardened box lock action features automatic safety with “safe’ inlaid in gold, bushed strikers, double triggers, and screw grip third fastener. Sides of action are engraved “W & C. Scott & Son”. Trigger guard has SN on tang. Lightly streaked European walnut semi pistol grip buttstock measures 14″ over a ribbed composition butt plate, and features 18 LPI checkering with line border. Anson release splinter forend has wood and checkering to match buttstock. Bore diameter: left -.731, right -.730. Bore restrictions: left -.019, right -.000. Wall thickness: left -.033, right -.034. Drop at heel: 3″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 6 lbs. 9 oz. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain 90% original blue with nicks and scrapes, and a few very small areas of pitting on exterior. Action retains 60% original case color. Floor plate and top lever have 70-80% of their blue. Trigger guard about 30% of its original blue. Wood retains most of its original finish with numerous scrapes and marks. Checkering on left side of grip shows some damage. Bores are excellent, but dirty. 4-38687 MGM26 (3,500-5,500)

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*MATCHED PAIR OF WILLIAM POWELL EJECTOR GAME GUNS WITH ORIGINAL CASE. SN 10430 and 10431. Cal. 12 Ga. 2-1/2″ Chambers. 28″ Steel dovetailed barrels have nicely matted flat narrow game ribs which are engraved “William Powell & Son. 13. Carr’s Lane, Birmingham.” with numbers “1” and “2” inlaid in gold on breech lug w/ doll’s head extension. Bbl flats have 2 sets of Birmingham nitro proofs for 2-1/2″ chambers. Bottoms of bbls are marked w/ SNs, and “Steel” is stamped into splinters. There are proofs, “Powell’s Patent” and use numbers “3112” and “3113” on water tables. Anson and Deeley box lock actions have Powell’s patented lift up thumb lever w/ vents through fences. Actions are engraved w/ finely executed bouquet and scroll, “William Powell & Son” is on both sides. Top levers are inlaid w/ gold numbers “1” and “2” respectively, and are engraved w/ scroll and “Powell’s Patent”. Trigger guards have matching scroll and SNs. Well matched streaked and figured European walnut semi pistol grip buttstocks measure 14-5/8″ over coarsely checkered wood butts on 5/8″ extensions. Stocks feature vacant silver ovals, elongated drop points, and 20 LPI checkering w/ mullered borders. Anson release splinter forends are engraved w/ numbers “1” and “2”, respectively, on forend irons w/ engraving to match remainder of guns. Checkering covers approx 80% w/ mullered borders at front. Wood is considerably darker than buttstocks. Gun number “1”: Bore diameter: left -735, right -734. Bore restrictions: left -.010, right -.010. Wall thickness: left -.026, right -.026. Drop at heel: 2″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight:6 lbs 7oz. Gun number “2”: Bore diameter: left -733, right -733. Bore restrictions: left -.008, right -.007. Wall thickness: left -.027, right -.024. Drop at heel: 2″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 6 lbs 7oz. Maker’s leather case, w/ brass corners and lock, has initials “G.C.” embossed on top. Interior is lined in maroon cloth w/ William Powell paper label, and charge label for these particular guns. Accessories include: 2-pc rosewood cleaning rod, ebony handled turn screw, pair of snap caps, and round oil bottle. Also included in the case are import papers. CONDITION: Fine, as refinished. Bbls retain virtually all of good London quality re-black. Actions retain traces of case color in protected areas, and are mostly a pleasing pewter color. Wood has been refinished, and retain most of their light color oil finish. Checkering has been re-cut. Actions are very slightly loose and off face. Ejectors are in time. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny w/ no visible imperfections. Case leather is dry, starting to flake, w/ numerous scuffs and marks. Interior cloth is good w/ some areas worn through from contact w/ guns, and there is some minor moth damage. Label has darkened, and has 2 areas worn through from contact w/ guns. Charge label has some stains. Accessories are fine. An unusual pair by this very high quality, but somewhat overlooked, gun maker. 4-37757 (6,000-8,000)

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STEPHEN GRANT SIDE LEVER SIDELOCK EJECTOR PIGEON GUN WITH CASE. SN 5708. (Ca. 1887) Cal. 12 Ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 30-1/4″ Dovetailed bbls are engraved “Stephen Grant 67A St. James’s Street. London.” and “1” on narrow concave rib. Tops of bbls are engraved “Sir Joseph Whitworth’s Fluid Pressed Steel”. Action flats show various London proofs, the latest of which is London 2005 for 70mm chambers. SNs are on bottoms of bbls. Side lever sidelock action features automatic safety with “Safety” inlaid in gold, and has finely filed beads and fillets. Fences are filed in early Grant serpentine shape. Action and lockplates have 80% coverage of very finely executed English scroll engraving. Top of action is marked “Patent”. Lockplates are engraved “Stephen Grant.” Trigger guard is scroll engraved on bow with SN and “1” on tang. Dark, very nicely marbled European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 15-1/8″ over leather covered pad, and features vacant silver oval, drop points, and 22 LPI checkering with mullered borders. Matching splinter forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left -.734, right -.740. Bore restrictions: left -.030, right -.017. Wall thickness: left -.030, right -.025. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7 lbs. 5 oz, LOP 15-1/8″. Oak and leather case has brass corners. Interior is lined in dark green cloth with Grant label and charge card. Accessories include 2-pc ebony cleaning rod, leather wallet with cleaning brushes, round Parker Hale oil bottle, Atkin Grant and Lang marked snap caps, and leather hand guard. CONDITION: Fine, as refurbished. Bbls retain virtually all of a London quality re-black. Action retains 30-40% original case color, mostly faded. Silver gray on fences, beads, and bottom of action. Forend iron, side lever, and trigger guard retain virtually all of their re-blue. Stocks have virtually all of their hand rubbed oil refinish. Checkering has been re-cut, and is somewhat sharp. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Case is fine, leather darkening. Interior is re-lined, and excellent. reproduction labels are excellent. Older cleaning rod is fine, other accessories are excellent. 4-38322 MGM88 (15,000-20,000)

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WOODWARD “AUTOMATIC” SIDE LOCK EJECTOR PIGEON GUN WITH CASE. SN 3761. Cal. 12 Ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 34″ Invisibly sleeved bbls with flat sandblasted pigeon rib, have 2003 London proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers, and are stamped “Sleeved”. SNs are engraved on bottoms of bbls. Action is engraved with typical English scroll with “The Automatic”, and “Woodward’s Patent” on bottom. Breech face is stamped with same information and patent use no. “322”. Instead of the usual Woodward arcaded fences, this gun has very high relief foliate carving, as an extension of the action beads. Normal Woodward T-shaped safety button is locked into position. Lock plates have nearly full coverage of English scroll with typical Woodward protruding bolsters which house gold line tumbler end cocking indicators. Lock plates are engraved “cocked”. Both lock plates are also engraved “J. Woodward & Sons”. Push forward opening lever is scroll engraved, and nestles into double beaded trigger guard in the closed position, the tang of guard has scroll engraving and SN. Fairly plain, but streaked European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 15-9/16″ over thin leather covered pad. Buttstock features drop points and 22 LPI checkering with mullered borders. Matching beavertail forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left -.726, right -.726. Bore restrictions: left -.030, right -.027. Wall thickness: left -.040, right -.038. Drop at heel: 1-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 8 lbs. 6 oz, LOP 15-9/16″. Relatively new canvas case with leather corners is lined in green cloth with reproduction Woodward labels and contains 3-pc wooden cleaning rod, snap caps, leather wallet containing cleaning equipment, and the key. PROVENANCE: Notation that Woodward gun 3761 was made in the year 1880, In the year 2003 it was sleeved to 34″ and re-stocked as a trap gun. CONDITION: Fine, as refurbished. Bbls retain virtually all of their high quality black. Action is coin finished. Stocks are nearly new, but with a few handling marks. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Case is very fine with numerous labels pasted to top. Interior is fine. Accessories are fine. 4-38318 MGM82 (12,500-17,500)

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16 BORE STEPHEN GRANT SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN. SN 6986. (Ca. 1897) Cal. 16 Ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 28″ Dovetailed steel bbls are engraved “Stephen Grant & Sons.” and “7 Bury Street St. James’s, London.” on tops, with medium height concave game rib. Bbl flats have London 2001 re-proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. SN is on bottom of right bbl. Well proportioned case hardened sidelock action has automatic safety (“Safe” inlaid in gold), double triggers (with front trigger hinged), and bushed strikers. Action is very finely filed with fillets and beads on body, and signature Grant fences. Action and lockplates have 90% coverage of well executed fine English scroll in Grant house style. “Stephen Grant & Sons.” is inlaid in gold on both lockplates. Trigger guard is scroll engraved with SN inlaid in gold on tang. Nicely figured and well marbled European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 15-1/2″ over finely checkered wood butt. There is a vacant gold oval on toe line. Stock features drop points and 24 LPI point pattern checkering with mullered borders. Matching splinter forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left -.662, right -.661. Bore restrictions: left -.033, right -.008. Wall thickness: left -.037, right -.036. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 6 lbs. 3.5 oz, LOP 15-1/2″. Accompanied by leather fitted luggage case. CONDITION: Excellent, near new as refurbished. Bbls retain virtually all of lustrous London quality re-black. Action and lockplates have virtually all of their very pleasing case color. New stocks retain virtually all of their finish, with a couple of handling marks, most noticeable on right side of buttstock. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Bores are excellent with no visible imperfections. 4-38327 MGM143 (27,500-37,500)

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*WILLIAM CASHMORE 28 BORE BOXLOCK GAME GUN WITH CASE. SN 17185. Cal. 28 Ga. 2-7/8″ Chambers. 30″ Dovetailed bbls are engraved “Wm Cashmore. Maker. Birmingham.” on matted game rib with crossbolt extension. Bbl flats show Birmingham Nitro proofs for 28 Ga. and long chambers at 11/16 oz. of shot. Border engraved boxlock action features non-automatic safety, Greener crossbolt, and double triggers. “Wm Cashmore” is engraved on each side. Border engraved trigger guard has SN on tang which extends to horn grip cap. Beautifully flame fiddleback figured, and nicely streaked European walnut buttstock measures 16″ over black “Decelerator” pad. 20 LPI borderless checkering has uncheckered elliptical ribbon through pattern. Point pattern borders are mullered. Matching beavertail forend has Deeley release, and all checkering is borderless. Bore diameter: left -.558, right -.557. Bore restrictions: left -.030, right -.032. Drop at heel: 2-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7 lbs. 1 oz, LOP 15″. Aluminum Americase has blue interior and Cashmore label. CONDITION: Excellent, as refurbished. Bbls and action retain virtually all of their professional blue. New stocks are very high quality, and are essentially as new. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Case is as new, in box. A very unusual small bore trap or pigeon gun. 4-37580 MGM97 (7,500-10,500)

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*WATSON BROS. 20 GA. BOX LOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN. SN 10509. Cal. 20 Ga. 2-1/2″ Chambers. 26″ Dovetailed bbls are engraved “Watson Bros Gunmakers.” and “13, Pall Mall, London.” on tops with Churchill inspired low narrow concave game rib. Bottoms of bbls have Birmingham nitro proofs and SN. Small box lock action features automatic safety, double triggers, and Purdey type hidden third fastener. Action is engraved with 65% coverage of nicely executed English scroll with “Watson Bros” in ribands on both sides. Fences have nicely filed beads. Trigger guard has scroll engraving and SN at grip. Nicely streaked European walnut semi pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over 1-9/16″ matching walnut extension with checkered wood butt. Stock features large vacant silver oval, 22 LPI checkering with mullered borders, and drop points. Matching splinter forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left -.615, right -.614. Bore restrictions: left -.019, right -.002. Wall thickness: left -.035, right -.038. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-9/16″. Weight: 5 lbs. 3 oz, LOP 14-1/2″. CONDITION: Fine, as refurbished. Bbls retain nearly all of a professional re-black. Engraving is slightly washed. Action retains 10-20% case color in protected areas, balance pewter gray. Floor plate, top lever and trigger guard have been re-blued, and retain most of that blue. Stocks have been refinished, with hand rubbed oil. Checkering has been re-cut. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Bores are excellent. A fast and light little game gun. 4-38504 MGM58 (3,000-5,000)

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*W & C SCOTT SCREW GRIP BOX LOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN. SN 86879. Cal. 20 Ga. 2-1/2″ Chambers. 26″ Dovetailed bbls are engraved “W & C. Scott & Son. 78 Shaftesbury Avenue. London.” on concave game rib. Bbl flats have SN and Birmingham nitro proofs for 20 gauge 2-1/2″ chambers. Case hardened box lock action features automatic safety (“safe” inlaid in gold), double triggers, bushed strikers, and screw grip third fastener. Unadorned action has “W & C. Scott & Son” on both sides. SN is on trigger guard tang. Very nicely streaked and figured European walnut semi pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/16″ over leather covered pad and features vacant silver oval, and 20 LPI flat top checkering with mullered borders. Anson release splinter forend matches buttstock. Bore diameter: left -.619, right -.618. Bore restrictions: left -.025, right -.002. Wall thickness: left -.044, right -.040. Drop at heel: 2-15/16″, drop at comb: 1-3/4″. Weight: 5 lbs. 10 oz, LOP 14-1/16″. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain 80% original blue, thinning where carried, and around breeches. Action retains 60-70% case color. Floor plate, trigger guard and top lever have been re-blued and retain most all of that blue. Stocks appear to have been refinished a long time ago. Checkering is somewhat worn and dirty. Pad is new. Ejectors are in time. Great handling little field gun. Needs a bit of T. L. C. 4-38686 MGM35 (4,500-7,500)

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*CHARLES BOSWELL BOX LOCK PIGEON GUN WITH CASE. SN 16255. Cal. 12 Ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 30″ Dovetailed bbls with wide flat matted pigeon rib with cross bolt extension are engraved “Charles Boswell.” “Maker 126 Strand London.” on tops. Bbl flats show 1991 London reproof for 2-3/4″ chambers. Bottoms of bbls have provisional proofs, SN, and stamps for “M – Siemans Steel” in circular logos. Robust action has non automatic safety, cross bolt third fastener, and side clips. Action has 60% coverage of English scroll with “Charles Boswell” engraved on both sides. Trigger guard has scroll on bow, and SN on tang. Nicely marbled and lightly figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 15-1/4″ over leather covered pad, and features vacant silver oval, drop points, and 18 LPI checkering with mullered borders. Matching splinter forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left -.732, right -.732. Bore restrictions: left -.026, right -.020. Wall thickness: left -.025, right -.031. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-9/16″. Weight: 7 lbs. 14 oz, LOP 15-1/4″. Original makers leather case has brass corners, and lid is embossed “V J. Rhodes”. Interior is lined in wine colored cloth with leather Boswell label, and new paper label with particulars of this gun. Accessories include 2-pc wooden cleaning rod, snap caps, oil bottle, leather wallet with cleaning brushes, and another leather covered pad with plugs. Also included is the rod to convert safety back to automatic. CONDITION: Fine, as re-conditioned. Bbls retain virtually all of an excellent quality re-black, with engraving picked up. Action is coin finished. Floor plate, trigger guard, and top lever have been re-blued, and retain most of that blue. Stock retains nearly all of a hand rubbed oil finish. Checkering has been re-cut. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Bores are excellent. Case is fine. Leather is dark with a number of rubs and abrasions. Interior is fine. Label has a couple of rubs from contact with action. Accessories are new. 4-38325 MGM83 (6,500-9,500)

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*G. E. LEWIS 10 BORE BOXLOCK FOWLER. SN 14863. Cal. 10 Bore. 4″ Chambers. 34″ Dovetailed steel bbls are engraved “G. E. Lewis & Sons. 32 & 33, Lower Loveday Street, Birmingham.” on low concave game rib with checkered matting. Bbl flats show Birmingham Nitro proofs for long chambers, and 1-3/4 oz. of shot. Bottom of bbl has SN. “3-1/4” Is stamped on loop. Robust case hardened boxlock action has automatic safety (“Safe” inlaid in gold), double triggers, square crossbolt third fastener, and side clips. Action has 40% coverage of well executed scroll with flushing mallards engraved on either side, along with “G. E. Lewis & Sons”. Trigger guard has scroll on bow, and SN on tang which extends to composition grip cap. Dense, darkly marbled European walnut full pistol grip buttstock measures 13-3/4″ over steel buttplate with engraving around mounting screws. Stock features vacant silver oval, well shaped drop points, and 22 LPI flat top checkering with mullered borders. Matching splinter forend has steel tip, and Deeley release. Bore diameter: left -.780, right -.779. Bore restrictions: left -.045, right -.045. Wall thickness: left -.054, right -.045. Drop at heel: 2-13/16″, drop at comb:1-3/4″. Weight: 10 lbs. 12.5 oz, LOP 13-3/4″. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain 85% orig blue with a few marks, silvering at muzzles, thinning toward breech around forend. Action retains 60-70% orig case color, silvering on fences, high points, and toward bottom. Floorplate, trigger guard, and top lever retain most of their orig blue, silvering in areas. Stocks retain most all of their orig finish, with a number of minor handling marks. Checkering is slightly worn, somewhat dirty, with an area on right side with a number of diamonds missing. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny, with a few minor striations at breech. 4-37511 MGM112 (7,000-10,000)

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CHARLES OSBORNE 8 BORE HAMMERLESS SIDELOCK SINGLE FOWLER. SN 9352. Cal. 8 Bore. 33″ Blued Damascus bbl has “Rigby flats”, the top flat is engraved “Cha’s Osborne & Co. 7 Whitehall Place London.” Sides of bolsters have scroll engraving. Bottom of bbl has London black powder provisional and view proofs at “8B” and “9M”, as well as, SN. Snap DAW lever action has non-automatic safety (“Safe” inlaid in gold). Right hand back action hammerless sidelock has gold line tumbler end cocking indicator. Action and lockplate have 50% coverage of English scroll engraving. Trigger guard has scroll and tang terminates at engraved steel grip cap. Dense nicely streaked and lightly figured European walnut full pistol grip buttstock measures 14-3/4″ over Silvers type pad, and features vacant gold oval and 18 LPI flat top checkering with mullerd border. Matching one piece forend has horn tip, and fastens to bbl with forward lever. Wall thickness: .042. Drop at heel: 1-15/16″, drop at comb: 1-3/16″. Weight: 11 lbs. oz, LOP 14-3/4″. CONDITION: Excellent, as restored. Bbl retains virtually all of a fine quality black. Action and lockplate retain all of nicely colored re-case hardening. Replacement stocks are near new, but with a few handling marks. Bore is excellent, bright and shiny, with a few minor pits towards breech. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. A very unusual big bore. 4-37507 MGM99 (12,500-17,500)

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W. W. GREENER 8 BORE SINGLE BOX LOCK FOWLER. SN 54599. Cal. 8 Bore. 36″ Round bbl with heavy reinforced breech is engraved “W. W. Greener. 68. Haymarket. London.” on top. Bottom of bbl has Birmingham nitro proofs for 2-1/4 oz of shot, SN, Greener trademark and “Steel”. Reinforced breech area has single cross bolt extension with matted top area, and two folding leaf express sight with platinum lines, for 100 and 150 yards. Massive box lock action has teardrop filed fences with ducks engraved on sides, as well as, “W. W. Greener.” Plain steel trigger guard has SN and “Grade ES. 25.” on grip. Greener type side safety is installed. Nicely figured and streaked Circassian walnut semi pistol grip buttstock measures 14-3/4″ over Silvers pad, and features 18 LPI flat top borderless checkering. Matching forend has horn tip, and Deeley release. Drop at heel: 3″, drop at comb: 1-13/16″. Weight: 13 lbs. 11 oz, LOP 14-3/4. CONDITION: Good. Bbl retains traces of old finish, mostly gray brown. Action is mostly silver to brown. Area on top right of action has numerous dents. Stocks have been refinished with rubbed oil finish. Repair to top right and left portions of forend in front of breech. Checkering has been re-cut. Action is tight. Bbl is on face. Bore is mostly shiny, with some pitting towards breech. 4-37508 MGM63 (5,000-8,000)

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MASSIVE W. RICHARDS 8 BORE FOWLER. SN NSN. Cal. 8 Bore. 40″ Damascus shoe lump barrels measure almost 3-1/2″ across the breech, and are engraved “W. Richards. 27 Old Hall St. Liverpool” on wide concave rib. Bbl flats show London Nitro proofs for 2 oz. of shot. Bottoms of bbls have Birmingham proofs as a 9 bore, and are engraved “Case 4-1/4 Inches Long”. There are two loops. Huge Jones underlever action measures 1-7/8″ from water table to top of breech, is border engraved, and has nicely filed fences. Bar action non-rebounding sidelocks are also border engraved, and “W. Richards” is engraved on each side. Serpentine hammers are nicely filed with some line border engraving. Fiddleback figured dense European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 15-1/2″ over plain steel buttplate. Vacant silver oval is on toe line. 20 LPI checkering has mullered borders. Long, fully checkered splinter forend with steel tip mounts to bbl with 2 side nails through steel escutcheons. Drop at heel: 3″, drop at comb: 1-7/8″. Weight: 22 lbs. 7 oz, LOP 15-1/2″. CONDITION: Very good. Bbls retain an old brown with good definition to Damascus pattern. Action and lockplates are mostly pewter gray to brown, but with slight traces of case color in protected areas. Wood retains a good deal of what appears to be its original finish. Checkering is slightly worn. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Locks are crisp. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny. What a BEAST! 4-38684 MGM98 (17,500-22,500)

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E. WHISTLER 8 BORE DOUBLE WATER FOWLER. SN NSN. Cal. 8 Bore. 34″ Damascus bbls are engraved “E. Whistler 11 Strand. London.” on raised concave rib with dolls head extension, and silver front bead. Bbl flats show London black powder proofs for 8 bore, constricted to 10 bore at muzzle. Round bodied Jones under lever action has nicely filed fences, and border engraving. Top strap is longer than normal, for strength. Rebounding back action locks also have border engraving, and are marked “E. Whistler.” Serpentine hammers are line border engraved with a bit of scroll at heads. Nicely figured, dense European walnut staight grip buttstock measures 14-1/8″ over ribbed horn butt plate, and features vacant silver oval, and 22 LPI flat top checkering with mullered borders. Matching splinter forend fastens to bbl with front lever. Wall thickness: left -.045, right -.046. Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-3/4″. Weight: 13 lbs. 15 oz, LOP 14-1/8″. CONDITION: Excellent, near new. Bbls retain virtually all their original brown finish, with a few minor marks. Action and lock plates retain nearly all original case hardening color, fading slightly on top strap, and on trigger guard behind bow. Wood retains virtually all its original finish. Butt plate shows some moth damage. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny. Action is very tight. Locks are crisp. Most of these old water fowlers show years of use and abuse. It is hightly unusual to find one in this state of preservation. 4-37599 MGM62 (5,500-6,000)

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UNUSUAL PURDEY BAR IN WOOD HAMMER SHOTGUN. SN 10321. (1878) Cal. 12 Bore. 2-3/4″ Chambers (Original). 30″ Damascus bbls are engraved “J. Purdey & Sons. 314-1/2. Oxford Street. London.” on narrow concave game rib. “Choke” is engraved at breech end. Bbl flats show London proofs for 12 bore with 13 bore muzzles. SN is stamped on bottoms of bbls. Barrel makers initials “EH” (E. Hodges) are on bottom of left bbl. Typical bar in wood action has unusual snap “Daw Lever” (Push forward), nicely filed fences, and is engraved “Patent” on top of breech. Bar action rebounding locks with serpentine hammers are engraved “J. Purdey & Sons”. Trigger plate terminates with small teat. SN is engraved on trigger guard tang. This unusual gun is best quality, but with plain finish. Dark, dense, lightly figured and streaked European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-7/8″ over almost perfectly matching 2-3/4″ wood extension with checkered butt, that has mullered borders, and correct Purdey bump. There is a silver oval on toe line with monogram “GSB” (Factory records state shotgun was made for “General G. Brown”). Stock also features drop points and 18 LPI checkering with mullered borders. Matching splinter forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left -.730, right -.731. Bore restrictions: left -.024, right -.024. Wall thickness: left -.023, right -.031. Drop at heel: 2-3/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7 lbs. 6 oz, LOP 14-7/8″. PROVENANCE: Copy of email from Purdey’s with particulars of this gun. CONDITION: Very good. Bbls retain a good deal of their original brown with some areas of pitting, and a few minor marks at left side of breech. Action and lock plates retain 10-20% original case color in protected areas, mostly turning to gray brown. Stocks are solid and retain most of their original finish augmented through the years with added oil. Checkering is worn. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Locks are crisp. Bores are mostly bright and shiny, but with a few minor pits throughout. Right bbl has some areas of more noticeable pits toward breech, with the exception of the butt extension. This unusual gun has not been messed with, and should make a great shooter. 4-38901 MGM76 (7,500-12,500)

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BOSS & CO JONES UNDERLEVER HAMMER SHOTGUN WITH CASE. SN 2743. (Ca. 1870) Cal. 20 Ga. 31″ Damascus bbls are engraved “Boss & Co 73, St. James’s Street, London.” on concave game rib. Bbls have very heavy breeches, and flats show Birmingham black powder proofs, and Nitro re-proofs for 3″ chambers. Bottom of left bbl is stamped “G. E. Lewis”; bottom of right “10971”. Rounded bar Jones underlever action has .090 shim added to breech face. Bbl flats have London view proofs, Boss SN, as well as Birmingham black powder and Nitro proof marks. Action is engraved with about 60% coverage medium shaded open scroll. Back action rebounding locks have finely cut small shaded open scroll with “Boss & Co” on both plates. Serpentine hammers have matching scroll and dolphin heads. Trigger guard has SN at grip. Dense, nicely mottled European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-3/4″ over leather covered pad, with two crest plates on toe line; one a silver oval, the other a shaped silver oval with remnants of star engraved. Point pattern checkering is at 18 LPI with double line border. Matching splinter forend has steel tip, and fastens to bbl with side nail through oval steel escutcheons. Bore diameter: left -.637, right -.636. Bore restrictions: left -.022, right -.025. Wall thickness: left -.026, right -.027. Drop at heel: 2-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 7 lbs. 6 oz, LOP 15-3/4″. Leather case has brass twist lock closure with leather label on top lid, embossed “Geo. H. Perkins”. Case is lined in wine colored cloth with Boss label. Accessories include 2-pc ebony cleaning rod with long body and short handle, rosewood handled turn screw, leather wallet with cleaning brushes, striker bottle. striker key, side nail puller, and Boss marked snap caps and oil bottle. CONDITION: Good, as refurbished. Bbls retain virtually all of re-brown with a couple scuffs. Action and lockplates are silver, and show quite a bit of pinprick pitting. Engraving on action and trigger guard have been picked up. Stocks show virtually all of their professionally done oil finish. Checkering has been re-cut. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Locks are crisp. Bores are bright and shiny, with a few scattered pits. Case leather is fine, with numerous scuffs and stains. Handle and straps are replacements. Interior is re-lined. Reproduction label is excellent. Older cleaning rod is good, other accessories are as new. 4-38324 MGM89 (7,500-12,500)

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H. HOLLAND 20 BORE JONES UNDER LEVER HAMMER GUN WITH CASE. SN 2300. (Ca. 1872) Cal. 20 Ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 32″ Steel sleeved bbls are engraved “H. Holland. 98. New Bond St. London.” on low narrow concave game rib. Bbl flats show 2003 London proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers and are stamped “Sleeved”. Round bar Jones under lever action has nicely filed high fences, and border engraving. Back action locks with serpentine hammers have border engraving with “H. Holland” in ribands on both lock plates. Trigger guard has SN on tang. Very nicely streaked European walnut buttstock with some figure measures 15-1/16″ over leather covered pad. Stock has vacant silver oval on toe line, and 18 LPI checkering with mullered borders. Matching splinter forend has horn tip, and attaches to bbl with side nail through oval steel escutcheons. Bore diameter: left -.622, right -.624. Bore restrictions: left -.027, right -.028. Wall thickness: left -.044, right -.043. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 5 lbs. 15.7 oz, LOP 15-1/16″. Old greenish canvas case with leather trim has refurbished green cloth interior, with H. Holland repro label, and another label with particulars of this gun. Accessories include Holland and Holland marked snap caps, oil bottle and hand guard. Also included are a leather wallet with cleaning brushes, walnut handled turn screw, and straps for case. PROVENANCE: Ex Cyril Adams Coll. CONDITION: Fine, as refurbished. Bbls retain virtually all of their re-black. Action and lock plates are pewter gray. Stocks retain virtually all of their renewed finish. Checkering is re-cut. Action is tight (lever rotates past center). Locks are crisp. Bores are excellent. Case is faded with repaired abrasions. Handle is strong. Renewed interior is excellent. Accessories are excellent. 4-38326 MGM79 (7,500-12,500)

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STEPHEN GRANT SIDE LEVER HAMMER PIGEON GUN WITH CASE. SN 3851. Cal. 12 Ga. 3″ Chambers.(Lengthened cones) 31″ Damascus bbls are engraved “Stephen Grant 67A St. James’s Street. London.” and “2” on high flat pigeon rib. Bbl flats show 2003 London proofs for 70mm chambers. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SN. Rounded bar action is fitted with Grant and Hodges’ patent multiple bite bolting, actuated by side lever. Back action rebounding locks have serpentine hammers. Action, lock plates, and hammers are 60% engraved with English scroll with “Stephen Grant’s patent” on each side of bar, “Patent” on top of action, and “Stephen Grant” on lock plates. Scroll engraved trigger guard has SN on tang. Relatively plain European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-7/8″ over leather covered pad, with vacant gold oval on toe line, and 18 LPI checkering with mullered borders. Matching splinter forend has steel tip and fastens to bbl with side nail through steel oval escutcheons with rounded ends. Bore diameter: left -.734, right -.735. Bore restrictions: left -.016, right -.017. Wall thickness: left -.028, right -.025. Drop at heel: 2-5/16″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 7 lbs. 3.5 oz, LOP 14-7/8″. Old oak and leather case has brass corners and hardware. Top is embossed “Averay Jones Bristol”. Interior is newly lined with red cloth with reproduction Stephen Grant labels. Accessories include 2-pc wooden cleaning rod, snap caps, oil bottle, turn screw, leather wallet with cleaning brushes, and a wrench type striker key. Accompanied by Atkin, Grant and Lang letter giving history of gun and copy of article by Geoffrey Boothroyd on the “Classic Grant”. PROVENANCE: Ex. Cyril Adams Coll. CONDITION: Fine, as refurbished. Bbls retain virtually all of very fine brown with excellent definition to the Damascus. Action and locks are finished bright. Trigger plate, side lever, and trigger guard are re-blued. Wood shows virtually all of a restored finish. Checkering is re-cut, and is sharp. Bores are bright and shiny with some pits evident. Action is tight. Locks are crisp. Case leather is dark, and shows numerous scuffs and handling marks. Interior is excellent as refurbished. Accessories are fine. 4-38319 MGM80 (10,000-15,000)

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VERY FINE PAIR OF JOHN DICKSON BAR-IN-WOOD SIDE LEVER HAMMER GUNS WITH CASE. SN 3755 & 3756. Cal. 12 Bore. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 30″ Barrels are engraved “John Dickson & Son, 63, Princes Street, Edinburgh” with large numbers “1” and “2”, respectively, on wide, concave game rib, with dolls head extension. Bbl flats show 1996 London proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers, and are stamped “Sleeved”. “1” and “2” are stamped on loops, respectively. Bar-in-wood actions have very finely filed fences, and nearly full coverage of very well executed fine scroll engraving. Tops of actions have nos. “1” and “2” engraved. Rebounding bar locks have 60% coverage of matching scroll, with “John Dickson & Son” engraved on each lockplate. Racy elongated S-shaped hammers have 60% matching scroll. Trigger plates have rounded finials, and are affixed to bar of actions with two screws. Right hand side levers have scroll engraving, and checkered thumbpieces. Trigger guards have scroll engraving, with consecutive SNs on grips. Nicely marbled, lightly figured, European walnut straight grip buttstocks measure 14-7/8″ over coarsely checkered horn buttplates, and feature vacant silver ovals, and 22 LPI point pattern checkering with mullered borders. Matching splinter forends have 90% coverage of checkering, Anson releases, and nos. “1” and “2” on irons. Gun no. “1” (SN 3755): Bore diameter: left -.738, right -.738. Bore restrictions: left -.023, right -.027. Wall thickness: left -.035, right -.034. Drop at heel: 2-3/16″, drop at comb: 1-9/16″. Weight: 6 lbs. 10 oz, LOP 14-7/8″. Gun no. “2” (SN 3756): Bore diameter: left -.738, right -.738. Bore restrictions: left -.027, right -.024. Wall thickness: left -.035, right -.033. Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs. 10.6 oz, LOP 14-7/8″. Oak and leather two-gun case has brass corners, with initials “K.I.M.B.” embossed on rectangular leather panel on top. Interior is lined with dark green cloth, and has John Dickson paper label. Factory records indicate delivery of this pair in October of 1882 to C.G. Bethume. CONDITION: Very fine, as refurbished. Consignor states all work done by noted British finisher Dave Sinnerton. Bbls retain virtually all of very fine London quality re-black. Actions and lockplates are mostly a pleasing pewter gray with traces of case color in protected areas. Gun no. 2 has considerably more case color on its lockplates. Trigger guards retain virtually all of their high quality re-blue, with engraving picked up on grips. Stocks retain virtually all of their very fine hand rubbed oil finish. Checkering has been correctly re-cut on buttstocks. Wood of forends are London quality replacements. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny. These bbls are sleeved, but it is one of the finest sleeving jobs that this cataloger has seen. Bbls are beautifully struck, and polished. Balance of the guns is superb. Actions are tight. Bbls are on face. Locks are crisp. Case leather is crazed, scuffed, and has some pieces missing, but has been stabilized. Older straps are good. Replaced handle is fine. Interior cloth is fine, with a few areas of soiling from contact with guns, and a patch or two. Reproduction label is fine with some soiling. This is a very unusual pair of guns. Dickson’s did not produce many Bar-in-wood guns, and exceptionally few with side levers. 4-38996 MGM150 (30,000-40,000)

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EXCEEDINGLY RARE AND IMPORTANT JAMES PURDEY DOUBLE FLINT SHOTGUN. SN 687. (Ca. 1825) Cal. 16 Bore. One of the last flintlocks made by Purdey, who was one of the pioneers of the percussion system, producing percussion guns, as we know them today, as early as 1821. 30″ Twist steel bbls are engraved on high elevating rib, “J. Purdey Princes Street. Leicester Square. London.” Bottoms of bbls have SN, proofs, and “CL” (noted barrel maker Charles Lancaster). Three ramrod pipes are on bottom of bbl, central one has sling eye; rear has loop. Ebony ramrod has brass head and tail, with worm under tail cap. Inset patent breeches have platinum touch holes, “Purdey London” on inset platinum poincon, and platinum bands at front and back. Breech iron is engraved with well executed open shaded scroll. Lockplates have nicely filed waterproof pans. Frizzens have elongated tails, and roller is on frizzen spring. Lockplates are engraved with coiled dragon motif at rear, with well cut scroll termination. “Purdey” is on each lockplate. Reinforced cocks are nicely filed, and scroll engraved. Bottom jaw has notch filed to engage top of rear fence, as a stop. Note: SN “687” appears on top of lockplate on right hand lock, and no. “839” is on interior front of left lockplate. L. Patrick Unsworth, in his book, “The Early Purdey’s”, in his listing of all known SNs, notes that for this SN, 687, is only listed because its left hand lock is in known gun “839”. and states that “both the guns 687 and 839 were in the same ownership at one time which is no doubt when the lock became transposed.” Well, here is gun number 687 with the left hand lock of gun 839, which proves his conjecture. He goes on to point out on page 112 that it is a testimony to the precision of the lock maker that in an era before interchangeability of parts became a standard, that these locks are essentially interchangeable. The fit is perfect. Trigger plate has stylized “pineapple” with shell motif engraved in body. Sling eye acts as retaining screw for breech iron. Thimble has pineapple leaf finial with sunburst engraving. Large bow trigger guard is scroll engraved. Dense European walnut stock has slight crotch figure with some dark lines. It measure 14-3/8″ over steel buttplate with scroll engraving on long top tang. There is a sling button on toe line. Flat top checkering is at 18 LPI with mullered borders. Bbls attach to stock with side nail through oval silver escutcheons. Bore diameter: left -.672, right -.672. Wall thickness: left – Approx .035, right – Approx .038. Drop at heel: 2-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 7 lbs. 10 oz, LOP 14-3/8″. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain nearly all of an old brown finish, with good definition to pattern, over widespread pitting. Lockplates have traces of case color in protected areas, with pinprick pitting at rear, mostly they are gray brown. Trigger guard is silver gray and pitted. Remaining furniture is silver gray. Stocks retain 60% of original French polish finish; areas where finish has worn through, are dark. Locks are crisp, as are frizzens. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny. Any Purdey gun in original flint is a rarity, and this one is superb mechanically. 4-38991 MGM128 (50,000-70,000)

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VERY FINE JOSEPH MANTON DOUBLE FLINT 20 BORE SHOTGUN. SN 6291. (Ca. 1815) Cal. 20 Ga. 29″ Twist barrels are engraved “Joseph Manton, Hanover Square, London” on wide concave elevating rib. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SNs, proofs, and “CL” (noted barrel maker Charles Lancaster). Bottom rib is fitted with 3 pipes; rear has base for loop. Greenheart ramrod has brass head and tail, with worm under tail cap. Inset patent breeches have platinum touch holes, rear band, and rectangular poincon, marked “Joseph Manton Patent” surmounted by a crown. SNs are on bottoms. Breech iron is finely engraved with semi-relief acanthus scroll. Lockplates are finely filed with waterproof pan and rebated tail, and are engraved with feather border, some scroll, and rabbit on tail. Lockplates have “Joseph Manton London” under pans. Beautifully filed high breasted cocks are engraved with scroll and acanthus. Frizzens have rollers, and overhang pans to help with waterproofing. Trigger plate terminates in stylized pineapple, as does thimble. Large trigger guard has scroll engraving with game birds perched on scroll. SN is on tang. Dense, slightly streaked European walnut stock measures 14-1/8″ over steel long tang buttplate with stand of arms engraving. Point pattern flat top checkering is at 18 LPI with mullered border. Rectangular silver crest plate with cropped corners is at top of grip which is engraved with “C” surmounted by crown (denoting an earl). Bore diameter: left -.608, right -.604. Wall thickness: left -.035 at muzzle, right -.037 at muzzle. Drop at heel: 1-3/4″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs.3.5 oz, LOP 14-1/8″. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain most of an old high quality re-brown, with excellent definition to pattern. Locks, breech plugs and cocks retain a considerable amount of their original case color, darkened and muted. Trigger plate and trigger guard retain some original blue in protected areas. Buttplate has some original blue on tang and butt. Stocks retain most of their original finish, maintained over the years, with numerous marks and dings from use. Checkering is worn, and a bit dirty, but untouched. Locks and frizzens are crisp. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny. This is a very fine example of the work of the best craftsman of his time. 4-38990 MGM130 (20,000-30,000)

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JOSEPH MANTON DOUBLE FLINT GAME GUN WITH ORIGINAL CASE. SN 6725. (Ca. 1818) Cal. 16 Bore. 31″ Twist bbls are engraved “Joseph Manton, London.” on high Manton patent “elevating” wide top rib. Bottoms of bbls have London provisional and view proofs, and SN. Inset patent breeches have platinum touch holes, SN on bottoms, scroll engraved rib termination, and waterproofing gutters to channel water down through bottom of trigger plate. Breech irons have finely engraved feathered scroll. Finely filed lockplates with waterproof pan are engraved with feather border with rebated tail, and armorial devices. Area under pan is engraved “Joseph Manton London”. Lockplates are fitted with Manton’s gravitating stops which are platinum weighted safeties to insure against accidental discharge while gun is in vertical position, as when loading. Intricately filed cocks have protruding breasts and scroll engraving. Hammers (Frizzens) are engraved “Joseph Manton, 7960 patent”. have feather borders and overhang pan to insure waterproofing. Trigger plate has rectangular drain hole, and pineapple finial. Trigger guard has stand of arms engraving on bow with scroll and SN on tang. Dense, nicely figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measure 14-3/16″ over steel buttplate with long tang, engraved with stand of arms. Bbl fastens to stock with side nail through oval silver escutcheons. Thimble has pineapple finial. Greenheart ramrod has brass head and tail, with worm under cap. Bore diameter: left -.615, right -.616. Wall thickness: left -.030, right -.032. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb:1-5/8″. Weight: 6 lbs. 11 oz, LOP 14-3/16″. Mahogany case has brass D-ring handle in top lid with plumed crest. Interior is lined in green baize with Joseph Manton paper label with 11 Hanover Square address. Accessories include Hawksley leather covered powder flask, leather sling type shot holder, and 4 polished steel canisters for powder and shot, one end marked 2 oz. Mahogany lock compartment cover has no. “6725” in pencil on bottom. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 90% of old brown finish with very pleasing definition to twist pattern. Lockplates and hammers retain most of what is probably an old re-case color with engraving very slightly washed. Gravitating stops are free and work well. Wood is quite sound, and retains most of what is probably an old refinish with a few nicks and dings from use. All refinishing appears to have been done during the period of this guns use, as it was obviously done many years ago. Locks are crisp, as are hammers. Bores are excellent. Case is fine with numerous nicks, marks, and scuffs from use. Lock is missing. Interior cloth is fine with a few marks from contact with gun. Label is fine with some creases and marks, and is slightly foxed. Accessories are good. Leather of shot sling is crazed. Powder and shot dispensers are bright. A very fine gun with most of the improvements by the “Master”. To paraphrase, it was said by others in the trade “but for him, we’d all be a passel of blacksmiths”. 4-37566 MGM126 (15,000-20,000)

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JOSEPH MANTON 18 BORE DOUBLE FLINTLOCK SHOTGUN WITH CASE. SN 6832. (Ca. 1815) Cal. 18 Ga. 28-1/2″ Twist barrels are engraved “JOSEPH MANTONS NEW IMPROVEMENTS BY HIS MAJESTYS PATENTS” on low, concave top rib. Bottoms of bbls have three ramrod pipes; front two are nicely shaped with beaded terminations; rear has loop at top. Bbls are marked with proofs, and SN. Inset patent breeches have platinum touch holes with gold bands, at front and rear of tops, with inset gold poincon marked “Joseph Manton Patent”. Breech iron has scroll engraving. Lockplates, with unusually shaped, scrolled, forward tipped waterproof pans, are engraved “Patent 1231” and “Joseph Manton London” under pans. Plates also have rebated tails with feather border engraving, and floral motifs. Well filed, high breasted cocks have engraving matching plates, and square section jaws. Frizzens are engraved “Manton 1231 Patent”. Roller is on frizzen spring. Trigger plate ends in scroll engraved “pineapple”. Thimble has a more traditional pineapple finial. Trigger guard has some scroll engraving on bow. Streaked European walnut stock measures 14-1/2″ over steel long tang buttplate, with scroll engraving on tang. Checkering is at approx 20 LPI with mullered borders. There is a vacant rectangular silver crest plate at grip. Bbl attaches to stock with side nail through rectangular escutcheons. Bore diameter: left -.637, right -.640. Wall thickness: left -.035 at muzzle, right -.042 at muzzle. Drop at heel: 2-3/16″, drop at comb: 1-9/16″. Weight: 6 lbs. 2 oz, LOP 14-1/2″. Mahogany case with brass corners and inlaid shaped rectangular central medallion, with C shaped carrying handle, has hook closure, and brass key escutcheon. Interior is lined with burgundy velvet, with Joseph Manton’s Davies Street label. Accessories include ebony handled turn screw, 16 bore wad cutter, mainspring vice, leather covered Hawksley powder flask. and a leather shot pouch. PROVENANCE: Peter Wainwright Collection. CONDITION: Good. Bbls retain most of an old re-brown with good definition to pattern. Locks and all furniture are cleaned to silver gray. Stock has an old varnish refinish. Wood is below metal. Checkering is worn smooth, but pattern discernible. Locks and frizzens are crisp. Bores are good, shiny, with some pitting. Case is good, with many marks. Cloth is fine with some light stains, and discoloration. Interior partitions are good. Older label is good. Accessories are good. Wad cutter and spring clamp are slightly pitted. 4-38193 MGM131 (10,000-15,000)

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JOSEPH MANTON 16 BORE DOUBLE FLINT SHOTGUN. SN 5645. (Ca. 1812) Cal. 16 Bore. 29″ Twist barrels are engraved “Joseph Manton’s New Improvements by His Majesties’ Patent” on wide concave game rib. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SN. Inset patent breeches have SNs on bottom, platinum lined touch holes, scroll engraved extension of rib, and waterproofing gutters, which channel water away from locks and down through the bottom of gun, exiting through trigger plate. Breech iron is scroll engraved. Beautifully filed locks have waterproof pans with tails of plates rebated. Locks are fitted with Manton’s “Gravitating stops” in which a platinum weighted head rotates a safety sear to stop accidental discharge when gun is at full cock, and in a vertical position, such as when loading. Lockplate is engraved “Joseph Manton London” with feather border, and other armorial devices at tail. Cock is finely filed with protruding breast, and is scroll engraved. Hammers (frizzens) have rollers and are engraved “Joseph Manton, 8665 Patent” and overhang the pan to help in waterproofing, and also have pinhole vent. Trigger plate and thimble have pineapple finials. Trigger guard has stand of arms engraving with SN at grip. Dense and lightly marbled European walnut buttstock measures 14-3/8″ over steel butt plate with long tang, engraved with stand of arms. Silver crest plate is at top of grip. Inscription is illegible. Bbl attaches to stock with side nail through oval silver escutcheons. Greenheart ramrod has brass head and tail, with worm under cap. Bore diameter: left – Approx .620, right – Approx .620. Wall thickness: left -.034, right -.035 at muzzles. Drop at heel: 2-3/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs. 5 oz, LOP 14-3/8″. CONDITION: Good. Bbls retain most all of an old brown finish with good definition to Twist pattern. Edges of rib are slightly rounded; engraving is washed. All metal is cleaned to silver. Stock shows considerable wear with checkering almost worn off. Wood missing toward front of right lockplate, with a few cracks around backs of lock mortises. Locks are complete with some pitting in pans, gravitating stops need freeing to work properly. Locks are crisp, as are the hammers. 4-37564 MGM125 (4,000-6,000)

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SPECTACULAR PAIR OF CASED JOSEPH MANTON FLINTLOCK DUELING PISTOLS. SN 6381. (Ca. 1814) Cal. .500. This fine pair of pistols is listed in “The Manton’s Gunmakers” by Neal and Black, on page 255, and notes that they were from the Cooper Collection. They have 10″ octagonal twist bbls with secret “hair” rifling. Inset patent breeches have platinum touch holes, band at rear, and poincon embossed “Joseph Manton Patent”. Beautifully filed locks with waterproof pans and rear mounted sliding safeties are engraved “Joseph Manton London” and have feathered borders, and some scroll. Cocks have stylized flower engraving and scroll. Frizzens are engraved “Joseph Manton Patent” with nos. “8571” and “8572” at tips. Trigger plates have pineapple finials. Trigger guards have Stand of Arms engraving on bow, with SN in ovals. Slightly figured European walnut stocks with rounded butts have engraved steel butt caps, and wrap-around flat top checkering with mullered borders. There are vacant rectangular crest plates at top of grips. Stocks also have horn tips, and blued steel nicely filed thimbles. Bbls attach to stocks with side nails through oval silver escutcheons. Greenheart ramrods have horn tips. Mahogany case has “D-Ring” brass handle with key lock. Interior is lined with green baize, with Joseph Manton label with Davies Street address. Accessories include a steel 40 bore mold and the business end of a loading mallet. CONDITION: Excellent. Both pistols retain most all of their original finish, with pistol with frizzen no. 8572, being a bit better than the other. Bbls retain virtually all of their twist brown pattern. Gun with frizzen no. 8571 having 3 or 4 small spots where discoloration has been removed. This gun also shows a bit more wear on stock, and some minor pinprick pitting on lockplate. Pistols retain almost all of their original bright blue on thimble, trigger plate, trigger guard, and grip cap. Breech plug, iron, and all lock parts retain almost all of their original case color. Bores are excellent. Locks are crisp. Case is very good with shellac added to exterior, which has numerous scuffs and marks. Handle is stuck in place. Area in front of lock mortise has a repair. Interior cloth is good. Label is good, turning brown with a couple of holes worn through from contact with guns. 4-37567 MGM133 (30,000-40,000)

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CASED JOSEPH MANTON FLINTLOCK PISTOL. SN 1975. (Ca. 1801) Cal. .475. 9″ Octagonal twist bbl with hair rifling has inset silver bead front sight, and under rib with single ramrod pipe. Greenheart ramrod has horn tip. Inset patent breech has platinum touch hole with gold band decoration at rear, and gold poincon embossed “Joseph Manton Patent”. Breech iron has rear sight dovetailed through, and is finely engraved with Stand of Arms and scroll. Flat lockplate has nicely filed waterproof pan, is engraved with feathered border and “Joseph Manton London.” Well filed cock has some scroll and floral engraving. Frizzen is engraved “Joseph Manton Patent” with no. “880” at tip, and has a roller. Frizzen spring has nicely shaped and filed finial. Trigger plate ends in stylized pineapple. Trigger guard has Stand of Arms engraving. Walnut stock has coarse flat top wrap-around checkering with mullered border at grip, which has an engraved steel cap. There is a silver oval at top of grip with indecipherable initials. Steel thimble is nicely filed. Bbl attaches to stock with side nail through silver oval escutcheon. Mahogany case has early style hinged brass handle with hook closure and key lock with ivory escutcheon. Interior of case is lined with navy blue cloth. There is a paper Joseph Manton label with 11 Hanover Square address, on lid. Accessories include a 2-pc loading rod/ hammer (end cap missing), red morocco covered unmarked combination powder measure and ball magazine, and small round pewter oil bottle. CONDITION: Good. Bbl retains nearly all of an old re-brown, silvering slightly on sharp edges and muzzle. Breech, breech iron, and lock have been cleaned to silver, as has the bow of the trigger guard, and finial of trigger plate. Grip cap has 50-60% original blue with some blue on thimble and grip of trigger guard. Wood is dull with numerous marks from handling and use. Some thin pieces are missing at top front. Lock and hammer are crisp. Bore is fine. Case is very good, some finish added to exterior. Re-lined interior. Label is good, with a couple of holes, and staining. Accessories are fine. 4-38988 MGM136 (12,500-17,500)

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CASED H. RICHARDSON FLINTLOCK DOUBLE BARREL PISTOL. SN NSN. Cal. 20 Bore. 9″ Smooth-bore twist barrels are engraved “Richardson Manchester” with view and provisional proofs on tops, and have decoratively turned ramrod pipe. Ebony ramrod has horn head and steel worm tail. Breech iron has scroll and Stand of Arms engraving. Lockplates are well filed with semi-waterproof pans, and rebated tails. Locks are engraved “Richardson” with armorial devices at tails. Serpentine hammers are nicely filed with some scroll and floral engraving. Frizzens have rollers. Frizzen springs have finely filed finials. One piece trigger guard has stylized pineapple finial, and Stand of Arms engraving on bow. Thimble has urn shaped finial. Nicely streaked European walnut stock has nearly perfect grain sweeping through butt, which has flat sides, and is rounded with no checkering. Mahogany case has round brass medallion in lid, and fastens with brass hooks and key lock. Interior is lined in dark green baize, with compartments containing rosewood one piece cleaning rod/ ramrod with worm under tip, horn handled brass trimmed pull-apart bow-tie turn screws, tin oil bottle with brass cap, unmarked bag-type powder flask with star and pearl embossing, and 16 bore steel round ball mold. PROVENANCE: Peter Wainwright Collection. Copy of Antique & Collectors Arms letter describing this pistol in 1993. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain virtually all of their brown, with good definition to pattern, silvering a bit at muzzles. Locks, hammers, and breech iron retain most of their case color, faded a bit over the years. Trigger guard and thimble retain 70% of their bright charcoal blue, silvering on edges. Stock retains virtually all of its French polish finish with a few minor handling marks and nicks. Frizzens show very little use. Locks are crisp. There is some light pitting in pans. Bores are excellent. Case is excellent with a few minor marks and knocks on the exterior. Interior cloth is very fine with a few minor tears and marks from contact with gun. Partitions are tight. Accessories are fine. 4-38196 MGM134 (7,500-12,500)

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DOUBLE BARREL FLINTLOCK PISTOL WITH BAYONET BY READ. SN NSN. Cal.20 Bore. 12″ Double barrels are engraved “Read Portsmouth” on low, concave top rib. Front of bbls have spring loaded 9″ folding bayonet mounted with locking lug. Bayonet has button catch on left base. Bottoms of bbls have view proofs, and are stamped “Stubbs”. Greenheart ramrod has brass head and steel tail with worm, and mounts through 2 pipes; the front with decorative bands; the rear supports loop. Breech iron has feather engraving, with sliding latch to hold bayonet in folded position. Well filed lockplates have semi-waterproof pans with rebated tails. Locks are fitted with rear mounted sliding safeties that engage at half-cock. Lockplates have border engraving and “Read” is engraved on each plate. Nicely filed serpentine cocks have border engraving with some scroll. Frizzens overhang pan by a considerable amount to aid in waterproofing, and do not have rollers. Trigger guard is engraved with shield and leaves on bow, and has pineapple finial, as does thimble. Rounded grip has coarse wrap-around checkering with mullered borders. There is a vacant silver oval at top of grip. Bbls attach to stock with side nail through oval silver escutcheons. PROVENANCE: Peter Wainwright Collection. Copy of letter from Antique & Collector with description of this pistol. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain a great deal of their original brown, but have darkened over the years. Traces of faded case colors on locks and cocks. Trigger guard and thimble retain 40-50% of their original fire blue, which is flaked and silvered. Locks and frizzens are crisp. Bores are good, mostly shiny with some minor pits. Bayonet spring is strong. Any traveler armed with this neat old gun must have felt that he was ready for anything. 4-38195 MGM137 (6,000-10,000)

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PAIR OF CASED WESTLEY RICHARDS 16 BORE PERCUSSION DUELING OR OFFICERS PISTOLS. SN 189. (Ca. 1833) Cal. 16 Bore. 9″ Octagonal twist smooth-bore bbls are engraved “Westley Richards. 170 New Bond St. London” on top flats with brass bead. Case hardened patent breeches have single platinum line at rear, scroll engraving on tops, and vented platinum blowouts. Breech irons have rear sight filed in, and are scroll engraved. Front action locks have rear mounted sliding safeties, and are engraved with decorative borders, and open flowing scroll. “Westley Richards” is on front of plates. Flat sided, serpentine hammers are scroll engraved, and have dolphin heads. Trigger guards have scroll engraving. SNs are on tips of tangs which mount into short trigger plate. Walnut stocks have rounded grips with flat top checkering with mullered borders. Wood of stocks extends to within 1/2″ of muzzles. Bbls fasten to stocks with side nail through oval silver escutcheons. Steel ramrods with button ends, mount in swivel at end of bbls. Mahogany case with shaped rectangular inset central medallion has flip-up carrying handle. Lid is secured with brass hooks and key lock. Interior is lined in green baize, with 2-covered compartments with bone knobs. No. 189 is written in pencil on wood under label. Westley Richards paper label is on inside of lid. Accessories include ebony handled turn screw, James Dixon German silver combination powder flask and ball magazine with 2 swinging covers at base, James Dixon small cylindrical pewter oil bottle, brass and ebony cleaning and loading rod with round horn tip., and 17 bore William Davis steel round ball mold stamped “Westley Richards London.” and “WD”. Lidded compartments contain patches. PROVENANCE: Peter Wainwright Collection. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain 90-95% original twist pattern. Breech plugs, irons, and locks retain virtually all their original case hardened color. Trigger guards retain 60-70% of original fire blue, which is flaking. Stocks retain virtually all of their French polish finish with a few minor nicks and small dents through handling over the years. Locks are crisp. Bores are excellent. Case is very good with some added shellac on exterior, but is mostly smooth and shiny. Interior cloth is fine with a few areas marked from contact with guns. Label is fine, with some soiling. Accessories are very fine. 4-38194 MGM135 (7,500-12,500)

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CASED PAIR OF JAMES WILKINSON FLINTLOCK OFFICERS PISTOLS. SN 765. (Ca. 1795) Cal. 16 Bore (.662). These well built pistols have 9″ octagon to round twist bbls. Top flats have 1-1/2″ long octagon section and are engraved “London”. Bottoms of bbls have early London proofs, and SN. Breech irons have stand of arms engraving. Lockplates, with semi-waterproof pans, are nicely chamfered with double line border engraving. “Ja’s Wilkinson” is engraved under lockplates. Frizzen springs have rollers, and nicely filed terminations. Frizzens have line border engraving. Serpentine cocks have same chamfering and line engraving as lockplates. Brass trigger guards have stylized pineapple finials. Bows are engraved with shield and flower motif. European walnut stocks have bag grips with early style checkering, consisting of different depths of cut resulting in large diamonds cut into sections, each section is stamped with a small cross, giving a very interesting effect. Checkering has mullered borders. Remainder of stocks are finely shaped and finished with drop points behind lockplates. Ramrod pipes are brass. Bbls attach to stocks with side nail, with no escutcheons. Greenheart ramrods have horn heads, and steel worm tails. Mahogany case has brass hook fasteners, and has small rectangular brass plate in lid engraved “H. Jenner. Esq’r”. Interior is lined with green baize, with 2 compartments with mahogany lids, and central compartment containing a Dixon patent small flask. There are 2 Greenheart ramrods with brass tips in other compartments in case. Also included with guns are a Wilkinson Sword knife sharpener with small utility knife etched “Wilkinson Sword Stainless Hong Kong”, 3 containers of 10 Wilkinson Sword bonded razor blades. To round out this interesting group there is a blue packet of Wilkinson shave cream. PROVENANCE: Peter Wainwright Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain 50-60% of their original brown, which has thinned and lightened a bit. Lockplates have considerable amount of their original case color, but are quite faded. One of the guns has a replaced frizzen spring, and cock. Brass hardware has darkened to a fine gold patina. Stocks are crisp with numerous minor marks. They retain most of their oil finish, but are just a bit dry, as well they should be. Locks are crisp. Pans are slightly pitted. Bores are dirty, but smooth. Case is very fine, but showing the marks of handling, and use over the years. One hook loop is missing. Interior cloth is fine with some compressions from contact with guns. Ramrods are excellent, as is the flask. 4-38200 MGM157 (8,000-12,000)

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CASED PAIR OF BLISSETT PERCUSSION POCKET PISTOLS. SN NSN. Cal. 54. Fine pair of pistols with 4-1/2″ oct bbls, German silver pin front sights, marked on top flats “LIVERPOOL”. They have back action locks marked “BLISSETT” along top edge. They are mounted in 1-pc walnut stocks with checkered bag shaped grip & iron furniture with a single wedge through German silver escutcheons in forestocks. They have captive rammers with fine tapered trigger guards with engraved pineapple finials. They each have small rectangular silver thumbplates engraved in script “JRG”. Lockplates, hammers, breech plugs, top tangs & trigger guards are all nicely engraved in foliate arabesque patterns. Top tangs have fixed sights. Accompanied by their orig walnut casing with blank brass rectangular plate in the lid. Plate is loose & in a compartment on inside. Inside case is lined in green baize compartmented in bottom for the pistols, a small iron nutcracker ball mold marked “28”, an ebony handled turnscrew with removable blade, a small iron handled gimble and another tiny wood handled gimble with a worm & cleaning brush for a cleaning rod. There is another small tool that appears to be a spring press made of steel with a loop handled screw and a small hook on the end. There is also a lacquered tin of Eley caps. Additionally accompanying is a wonderful, orig commission from King George IV appointing Noble Willoughby Giffney, Assistant Surgeon to the 16th Bradfordshire Regiment of Foot dated 8 December 1825 with two large seals on left edge & a stamp on back of one of seals. Since the first two initials on the thumbplates of pistols are different from the name on the appointment it can be surmised that these pistols were property of a descendent of Mr. Giffney. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain about 75% thin orig brown Damascus pattern with lockplates & hammers a smooth even plum brown patina. Trigger guards have traces of orig blue being mostly plum brown patina. One stock has a couple of cracks near left forestock tip, otherwise wood is sound & retains about 80% of their orig varnish showing moderate to heavy wear on grips. One pistol is not solid in safety notch & has a chipped hammer nose, otherwise mechanics are fine. Smooth clean bores. Case is about good with top of lid being loose on its frame & initial plate detached. Front swinging latches are broken & missing. Interior is heavily soiled & worn with some moth damage and loose partitions. Corner compartment covers with their bone pulls are intact. Small implements are fine. 4-35573 (3,000-5,000)

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BEST QUALITY PERCUSSION SHOTGUN BY WILLIAM PARSON. SN 873. Cal. 16 Bore. 31″ Damascus barrels are engraved “William Parson. Swaffham Norfolk” on concave rib. Bottoms of bbls have London proofs for 16 Ga. and SN. Ramrod is secured by 3 Damascus pipes; front 2 being fairly short. Rear pipe supports loop. Original ebony ramrod has brass head. Tail is brass with worm under cap, and stamped with SN. Breech plugs are finely filed with vented platinum blowouts and platinum line at rear. It has scroll engraving on rib extension, and SNs on hooks. Original bright polished nipples are stamped “R” and “L”. Breech iron has high fences, and is engraved with very high quality shaded open scroll. Front action lockplates have 50% coverage of beautifully executed large open scroll with “William Parson” on both sides. Rounded serpentine hammers have scroll engraving on body, and stylized dolphin heads. Trigger plate terminates in highly stylized, intricately filed and engraved, extended pineapple. Thimble matches this motif. Scroll engraved trigger guard has patent safety lever at grip, which is engraved with scroll, and SN. Dense, lightly fiddleback figured and streaked European walnut stock measures 14-3/8″ over steel buttplate with scroll engraved long top tang. Stock features drop points, coarse flat top checkering with mullered borders at grip and fore-piece. There is a silver oval on toe line with initials “WOP”. Number “70” has been stamped in toe line behind oval. Bbl attaches to stock with side nail through engraved steel oval escutcheons. Bore diameter: left -.669, right -.670. Wall thickness: left -.032 at muzzle, right -.033 at muzzle. Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 7 lbs. 3 oz, LOP 14-3/8″. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain 98% of original brown, showing lovely Damascus pattern. Breech plugs, breech iron, lockplates, and hammers retain 95% original case color, with silvering on edges of fences. Case color on trigger plate is silvering toward tip. Thimble has 20-30% case color turning silver from handling. Trigger guard has most of its original bright blue, flaking on bow, and with a couple areas of light pitting behind safety lever, which is mostly silver. Buttplate retains 30% blue on the butt. Top tang has most of its blue, silvered toward tip, and at bump. Stocks retain virtually all of their original rubbed oil finish, with numerous marks, nicks, and light dents from handling and use over the years. Checkering has slight wear, with 3 diamonds missing in forend checkering near right escutcheon. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny. A very high quality gun with many attributes of the guns made by the best Scottish makers, in an astounding state of preservation. 4-39024 MGM145 (11,500-14,000)

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