October 14th, 15th & 16th Firearms Auction
Generates Over $18 Million

Auction: October 14th - 16th, 2013

Preview: October 13th, 2013 and October 12th, 2013

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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HENRY MODEL 1860 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 8637. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Standard Henry rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl that has integral magazine tube, late style, square back German silver front sight and 900 yd. Henry ladder rear sight. Bbl address is late large size. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut buttstock with 2nd type brass crescent buttplate with pointed heel and trap containing an orig 4-pc brass & iron cleaning rod. Left side of buttstock has a factory sling swivel and corresponding loop on the left side of the bbl. Buttstock has the “Henry bump” below the sling swivel. SN is located in the usual place on top flat of bbl just forward of the receiver, left side of lower tang, under the wood, top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Rnd part of the bbl, under loading sleeve is marked with the assembly number “1803” with the matching assembly number on rear face of loading sleeve. Henry rifles were used extensively throughout the Civil War being largely private purchased to arm individual units. After the war they continued in service on the American frontier throughout the Indian wars and are rarely found with high orig finish. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine, bbl & magazine tube retain about 50-60% orig blue, strong and bright in the gullets, fading elsewhere and flaked to light patina over the top flaps of the bbl and bottom of the magazine tube. Receiver retains strong, sharp edges with tight side plates and only one small ding on the left top edge and overall retains a dark mustard patina. Buttplate is matching patina. Hammer retains faded case colors and the lever is mostly a silver brown patina. Wood is sound with a few light scratches on the right side and overall retains most of its bright, orig finish. Mechanics are crisp, strong bore with good shine and moderate pitting. All together an exceptionally fine and high condition Henry. 4-48403 JR201 (30,000-50,000)

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HENRY MODEL 1860 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 8074. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Standard Henry rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl with integral magazine, late style, square back German silver front sight and 900 yd. Henry ladder rear sight. Top flat of the bbl has the large size 2-line Henry address. Mounted with uncheckered, slab sawed American walnut with straight stock and 2nd type brass crescent buttplate with pointed heel and trap containing an orig brass & iron 4-pc cleaning rod. Left side of buttstock has a factory swing loop with corresponding loop on left side of bbl. Below the buttstock sling loop is the pronounced “Henry bump”. Rnd part of the bbl, under the loading sleeve is marked with the assembly number “654” with matching assembly number on rear face of loading sleeve. Henry rifles were extremely popular throughout the Civil War and later on the American frontier well into the advent of center fire, repeating rifles. Even after that a large number of them found their way to Mexico and South America where they saw further service under worse conditions, usually with little or no maintenance. Henry rifles today are rarely found with any orig finish. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Fine to very fine, all matching. Bbl & magazine tube retain traces of orig blue in the gullets with the balance a dark plum patina. Receiver was cleaned a long time ago and now has a light mustard patina. Wood is sound with a few light handling & storage nicks & scratches and retains about all of a fine restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, strong sharp bore with good rifling and good shine with fine pitting. Bolt is missing its face. Cleaning rod is extremely fine. 4-48402 JR202 (20,000-25,000)

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1002

SCARCE ENGRAVED HENRY MODEL 1860 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 4522. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Fine, high condition Hoggson engraved Henry rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl that has integral magazine tube, late style square back German silver front sight and 900 yd. Henry ladder rear sight. It is mounted with exceptional, highly figured, uncheckered, American walnut with straight stock and 1st type brass buttplate with rnd heel & trap with small hole containing an orig all iron 4-pc cleaning rod. Left side of buttstock & left side of bbl have factory sling loops. Buttplate screws are matching numbered while 2 of the tang screws are properly unnumbered. The bottom tang wood screw is a replacement numbered “1947”. Receiver & buttplate tang are engraved by Samuel J. Hoggson in his typical style consisting of a running buck deer surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns on the left side with line & chip pattern borders. Right side of the receiver is engraved in his beautiful matching foliate arabesque patterns with both front side flats engraved in his very identifiable large flower blossoms. Matching foliate arabesque patterns are engraved on top 3 flats of receiver, around rear edges of receiver, on the top tang and buttplate tang. All matching serial numbers are found on the top bbl flat between rear sight & receiver, left side of lower tang under the wood, inside top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Round part of bbl underloading sleeve is marked with the assembly number “630”, which number is also found on rear face of loading sleeve. This rifle was probably produced in 1864 during the height of the Civil War when virtually all Henry rifles were purchased for use in the war. It is very likely that this rifle would have served during the war and almost certainly on the American frontier after the war. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Very fine, all orig and all matching, except 1 tang screw as noted. Bbl & magazine tube retain a silver brown patina with a couple of minor nicks & scratches. Receiver retains 70-75% strong orig silver-plating that has turned black with oxidation. Buttplate retains about 20% silver-plating with all the exposed gun metal a dark brass patina. Stock has a hairline back of the top tang, otherwise is sound with light nicks, dings & scratches and retains about all of a fine overcoating of light varnish. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore with light to moderate pitting. Cleaning rod is very fine. 4-48400 JR204 (70,000-100,000)

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VERY FINE LATE TYPE II MARTIAL MODEL 1860 HENRY LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 9209. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Type II Martial Henry with 24-1/4″ oct bbl that has integral magazine, late style square back German silver front sight and 900 yd. Henry ladder rear sight. Top flat of the bbl has the late style, large 2-line Henry’s address. Rnd part of the bbl, under the loading sleeve is marked with the assembly number “2360”. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock and late style brass buttplate with pointed heel & trap. Left side of the buttstock has a factory sling swivel and left side of the bbl is mounted with a corresponding loop. Left side of the wrist is marked with the tiny inspector initials “A.W.M.” which is the inspector initials used on type II Martial Henry rifles. This series of Henry rifles were purchased on contracts placed during 1864 & 1865 which is believed to have been for more than 600 rifles. The U.S. Government purchased 1,731 Henry rifles during the Civil War for issue to the Army. Most of these Martial Henry’s were issued to the 3rd Veteran Volunteer Regiment which saw very little, if any combat, performing picket & guard duty around Washington D.C. As part of this units enlistment bonus, if they performed their duties and served full term of their enlistment, they were allowed to keep their arms and equipment if they so desired. Apparently most of these soldiers took advantage of this program and took their Henry rifles home with them for personal use for hunting and protection. Many of the soldiers never returned home, they simply kept moving west to the great American frontier taking their Henry rifles with them. Few of these late Martial Henry’s have ever been identified because the inspector initials are very tiny and were not struck deep. Therefore it took very little wear to obliterate them and since there are very few records of the serial numbers they simply have been lost to history. Some of the above information was extracted from the book The Henry Rifle, Quick. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching. Bbl and magazine tube retain strong blue in the gullets with the balance of the bbl and loading sleeve retaining a smooth, even plum patina. Receiver and buttplate have strong, sharp edges with tight side plates and both receiver and buttplate retain a dark mustard patina. Stock is sound with usual nicks, dings & scratches and retains most of a lightly restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, strong bore with good rifling and fine pitting. 4-48401 JR203 (30,000-50,000)

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1004

VERY RARE AND EXTRAORDINARY EARLY HENRY MARKED WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 21676. Cal. 44 R.F. Henry. Extremely fine early ’66 with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, slightly thinned half nickel front sight and 900 yd Henry-style ladder rear sight. Top flat of bbl has the Henry’s & King’s patent 2-line roll marking. Mounted with extraordinary, uncheckered American walnut with straight stock and crescent brass buttplate with trap containing an orig brass & iron 4-pc cleaning rod. Buttstock and forend cap have orig factory sling swivels. Top tang channel of the buttstock and inside toe of buttplate are marked with the last 3 digits of matching SN. These early Henry marked 1866’s were the immediate successors to the Model 1860 Henry rifle and have a number of Henry features aside from the bbl address. According to The Winchester Book, Madis, there were only about 10,000 models 1866 rifles and carbines produced with this bbl marking. The Model 1866 serial numbers began mixed with the end of the Henry serial numbers in the late 12,000 range and continued mixed with Henry numbers with about the 14,000 range. By approximately SN 23,000, the bbl marking had dropped the Henry’s patent which was replaced by the Winchester marking. These early ’66’s were extremely well received by the buying public who was anxious for any repeating cartridge firearm. These early rifles and carbines were virtually all purchased by pioneers migrating to the American west and usually saw extreme hard service and are rarely every found with any orig finish. This is an extraordinarily rare rifle with its scarce bbl address and high condition. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching. Bbl and magazine tube retain about 98% strong orig blue, turning a little plum on the top flats, strong and bright elsewhere. Receiver is extraordinary with crisp edges and a wonderful coffee colored patina. Hammer retains about all of its moderately faded case colors. Lever retains case colors in sheltered areas with the balance a dark patina. Buttplate is a dark mustard patina. Wood is sound with a few, very light, very scattered, handling and storage nicks and retains virtually all of its crisp orig oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Appears to be unfired as it retains virtually all of its orig factory blue on the bolt and bolt face. Cleaning rod is equally new. 4-48409 JR195 (25,000-35,000)

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1005

WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 36779. Cal. 44 R.F. Henry. Beautiful ’66 rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, slightly altered half nickel front sight with screw and Henry style ladder rear sight with broken staff. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with straight stock and crescent brass buttplate with trap. Top tang channel of the buttstock and inside toe of buttplate are marked with last 4-digits of matching SN. Buttstock and forend cap have factory style sling swivels. Top flat of bbl has Winchester and King’s patent 2-line address. These early 1866’s were the successors to the Model 1860 Henry rifle and have a number of Henry features aside from the address. The Model ’66 was extremely well received by the buying public who was anxious for any repeating cartridge firearm and were virtually all purchased by pioneers migrating to the American west, usually saw extreme hard service and are rarely every found with any orig finish. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains strong, bright blue in sheltered areas with the losses flaked, not worn to a thin blue/brown patina. Magazine tube retains most of its strong orig factory blue. Receiver retains sharp edges with a few light nicks & scratches and shows a crisp medium to dark mustard patina. Hammer retains bright case color and the lever strong colors on the sides with the balance faded to silver. Buttplate is a mottled medium to dark patina. Wood is sound with a few light nicks, scratches and dings and retains most of its orig factory varnish. Mechanics are crisp, strong bore with light to moderate pitting. 4-48408 JR196 (10,000-15,000)

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1006

WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 128296. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Standard grade carbine with 20″ rnd bbl, full magazine, integral front band/front sight & 2 position flip rear sight. Left side of receiver has a staple and ring. Bbl marking is Winchester & Kings patent in 2 lines. Mounted with nicely figured, slab sawed, uncheckered, American walnut with straight stock and brass buttplate with trap, containing an orig 3-pc brass & iron cleaning rod. Top tang channel of buttstock & inside toe of buttplate are marked with the last 4 digits of matching SN. This carbine was produced in 1876 at the height of the great westward expansion when any cartridge repeating firearm was in great demand especially carbines for use on horseback. They usually saw hard and continuous service on the frontier, generally under extreme harsh conditions and are rarely found today with high orig finish. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all orig and matching. BBl & magazine tube retain 96-97% strong orig bright blue with some minor surface freckling and one small area of staining around the bbl address. Front band/sight retains about 60% orig blue and the forearm band about 70%. Receiver and side plates are crisp and sharp with fine edges and retain a dark mustard patina. Hammer retains about all of its orig case colors and the lever bright case colors on the sides and in sheltered areas, fading on the outer faces. Loading gate retains most of its bright fire blue. Wood is sound with a few light nicks, scratches & dings and overall retains about all of its fine factory oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant, shiny bore, may be unfired. Cleaning rod is equally new. This is one of the better ’66 carbines to come to market in many years. 4-48406 JR198 (15,000-25,000)

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1007

WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 128275. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Standard grade carbine with 20″ rnd bbl, full magazine, integral front band/front sight & 2 position flip rear sight. Left side of receiver has a staple and ring. Bbl marking is Winchester & Kings patent in 2 lines. Mounted with nicely figured, straight grain, uncheckered, American walnut with straight stock and brass buttplate with trap. Top tang channel of buttstock & inside toe of buttplate are marked with the last 4 digits of matching SN. This carbine was produced in 1876 at the height of the great westward expansion when any repeating cartridge firearm was in great demand, especially carbines for use on horseback. They usually saw hard and continuous service on the frontier, generally under extreme harsh conditions and are rarely found today with high orig finish. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching, all orig. Bbl retains 90-92% strong orig blue with some light scratches & thinning over the top. Magazine tube retains most of its orig blue a little dull and turning plum on the outer radius. Front band retains 60-70% glossy, orig blue and the forearm band 75-80%. Receiver is crisp with clean, sharp edges and a couple of minor scratches and overall retains a dark mustard patina. Lever and hammer retain dark case colors, turning a little mottled silver on outer faces of lever. Wood is sound with usual nicks, dings & scratches and retains most of its orig oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, may be unfired. While this carbine shows a little more handling then another being sold in this auction, it is still one of the finer ’66 saddle ring carbines to come to market in many years, suitable for even the most advanced collector. 4-48405 JR199 (12,500-22,500)

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1008

WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 157207. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Standard carbine with 20″ rnd bbl, full magazine, barleycorn front sight that has had an ivory bead added and 2 position flip rear sight. Bbl is marked with Winchester & King’s patent 2-line address. Left side receiver has a staple and ring. Mounted with nicely figured, uncheckered, slab sawed American walnut with straight stock & brass carbine buttplate with trap. Left side of the lower tang, under the wood is marked with the assembly number “2152” which number is also found in top tang channel of buttstock. Inside toe of buttplate is marked with the assembly number “1341”. This carbine was produced in 1882, long after the advent of center fire repeating rifles by both Winchester and Marlin and the cartridge it was chambered for was, by that time obsolete. A majority of these later ’66 rifles and carbines were sold on the South American market and saw hard and continuous service in the jungles with little or no maintenance and are almost never found with any orig finish. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 95-97% strong orig factory blue with some minor, light surface etching and light thinning over the forearm area. Bbl bands retain strong blue, turning plum on the right side of the forearm band. Magazine cap has a large ding. Receiver & side plates have possibly been draw filed and cleaned and have now regained a medium mustard patina. Side plates fit well with a couple of edge dings on the left side. Lever & hammer retain dark case colors on the sides, faded to silver on the faces. Wood is sound with a scratch and a couple of dings on the buttstock and overall retains about all of a fine restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-48404 JR200 (6,000-9,000)

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1009

SCARCE DELUXE WINCHESTER 2nd MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 50791. Cal 44 WCF (44-40). Beautiful special order rifle with 24-1/4″ oct to rnd bbl, full magazine, King ivory bead front sight & a replacement, late, altered semi-buckhorn rear sight. Receiver is 2nd-type with screwed-on dust cover rail & 3rd-type dust cover & it has single set trigger. Mounted with very nicely figured, about 2X American walnut with early style checkered forearm and horn insert pistol grip stock and crescent buttplate with trap. Left side of the lower tang, under the wood is marked “XX” & assembly # “782”. Matching assembly # is also found in top tang channel of buttstock & inside toe of buttplate. While the Model 1873 was produced in fairly large numbers, the numbers of deluxe rifles was fairly limited especially in the earlier versions. To find one today in high orig finish is quite rare. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching. Bbl & magazine tube retain 95-96% strong orig blue with only sharp edge & muzzle edge wear with a few spots of surface discoloration. Receiver retains most of it’s orig case colors, stronger in the sheltered areas, moderately to heavily faded elsewhere. Lever & hammer retain strong case colors, turned dark and faded on outer faces of lever. Buttplate retains smoky case colors. Wood is sound with usual light handling & storage nicks & scratches and retains most of it’s orig oil finish with a little dark staining around the receiver on the wrist & with a dark hand worn patina on the forearm. Checkering shows light to moderate wear. Mechanics are crisp. Bright, shiny bore. 4-48416 JR165 (15,000-25,000)

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1010

RARE SMALL BORE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 235181. Cal. 22 Short. Standard grid rifle with 24-1/4″ rnd bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Inside magazine tube is orig. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut and straight stock with crescent buttplate without trap. The Model 1873 was the first repeating 22 rifle produced in the United States with 19,552 rifles produced 1884-1904 in both standard and deluxe versions with both 24″ & 26″ bbls. Being chambered in 22 rimfire, it was generally regarded as a boys or ladies rifle and cared for accordingly. They usually saw very hard service from these inexperienced shooters and are rarely found with any orig finish. They are almost never found with a good shootable bore. The cleaning rods & equipment at that time were simply not small enough to clean small caliber bores and so the corrosive ammunition of that era became very destructive to the bores. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all orig. Bbl retains about 98% crisp orig blue with a lightly cleaned area on each side of the muzzle. Magazine tube also retains about 98% crisp orig blue with some light scrapes and a wear spot. Forend cap retains 98-99% glossy orig blue. Receiver retains about 99% glossy orig blue with faint sharp edge wear and slight thinning on the belly. Hammer retains bright case colors and the lever bright case colors on the sides, moderately faded on outer faces. Buttplate is mostly faded to silver. Wood is sound with very few, very scattered, tiny storage and handling nicks, one small bruise near the toe and overall retains about all of its brilliant, orig factory varnish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, may be unfired. Given the overall condition of this rifle, it is believed that it is one of the best! 4-48417 JR194 (20,000-30,000)

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1011

FINE EARLY 3rd MODEL WINCHESTER 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 136724. Cal. 38 WCF (38-40). Standard grade rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight & semi-buckhorn rear sight. It is mounted with uncheckered, very nicely figured American walnut with straight stock and crescent buttplate with trap which contains an orig 4-pc brass & iron cleaning rod. This rifle was produced in 1883 which was the height of the Great Westward Expansion of Manifest Destiny when any functioning firearm was in demand by the intrepid pioneers, especially center fire repeaters. The Model 1873 was one of the most popular firearms on the frontier having a cartridge compatible with revolvers by Colt & others. These firearms usually saw hard & continuous service under extreme circumstances frequently without maintenance and are almost never found with high orig finish. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Bbl, magazine tube & receiver retain virtually all of their crisp, bright orig blue with only a very few, very scattered tiny nicks & scratches. Lever & hammer retain virtually all of their orig case colors, brilliant on the hammer and sides of lever, fading on the outer faces of lever. Buttplate retains strong case colors. Wood is sound with only 2 or 3 tiny nicks in the finish and retain virtually all of it’s orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp. Brilliant shiny bore, appears to be new & unfired. Cleaning rod is equally new. 4-48424 JR168 (10,000-15,000)

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1012

*EXTREMELY RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 SEMI-DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 570936. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Very rare ’73 rifle with 24-1/4″ rnd bbl, full magazine, Lyman ivory bead front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight & Lyman combination tang sight. Mounted with very nicely figured, uncheckered, slab sawed American walnut with capped pistol grip stock and smooth steel shotgun buttplate. Left side of the lower tang, under the wood is marked with the assembly # 1698. Top tang channel of the buttstock is unmarked and has the #”17181″ on the rear face under the buttplate. Inside toe of buttplate has #6732. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum records office worksheet which identifies this rifle in cal. 44 with round bbl, plain trigger, plain pistol grip stock, Lyman receiver, rear sight & jack front sight and shotgun butt, received in the warehouse Aug 12, 1903 and shipped 2 days later to order number 194101. Pistol grip ’73s are occasionally encountered but those with uncheckered wood are quite rare. Such a rifle would have been special ordered and fancier wood with checkering was very little more cost. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 98-99% strong orig factory blue with faint muzzle end wear & a couple of small nicks. Forend cap is equally crisp. Receiver retains 96-97% strong orig blue, crisp & bright on the sides, slightly thinned on the bottom & top at the carry points. Hammer retains strong bright case colors & the lever strong case colors on the sides, faded to silver on outer faces. Buttplate retains about 70-75% orig blue with areas of pitting. Wood is sound with usual light nicks & scratches and retain most of it’s orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp. Brilliant shiny bore, may be unfired. 4-48419 JR167 (10,000-15,000)

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1013

FINE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 267490. Cal. 38 WCF (38-40). Wonderful standard grade rifle with 24-1/4″ rnd bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight with screw and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with nicely figured, uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock and crescent buttplate with trap containing an orig 4-pc brass & iron cleaning rod. This rifle was produced in 1888, the height of the great western expansion of Manifest Destiny where repeating cartridge firearms were in great demand, particularly the Model 1873. These rifles were used in virtually every facet of western life from cowboys on horseback to pioneers in covered wagons to everyday use around ranches and for hunting and self protection. Often they were exposed continuously to harsh climatic conditions with little or no maintenance and very few are found today with high orig finish. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all orig. Bbl, magazine tube and forend cap retain 99% plus crisp orig blue with a couple small scrapes on the left side of the forend cap. Left side of receiver has a light scrape in the finish and 3 or 4 very small scratches on the left sideplate and overall retains most of its crisp, glossy orig blue. Loading gate retains about 99% bright fire blue. Hammer retains brilliant case colors and the lever brilliant case colors on the sides, lightly to moderately faded on outer faces. Buttplate retains faded case colors. Wood is sound with a few minor handling and storage nicks & scratches and retains virtually all of its brilliant factory varnish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Cleaning rod is equally new. 4-48415 JR193 (7,500-12,500)

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SCARCE EARLY WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 178940. Cal. 32 WCF (32-20). Standard grade rifle with 24-1/4″ rnd bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with very nicely figured, uncheckered, slab sawed American walnut with straight stock and crescent buttplate without trap. This rifle was produced in 1885, only three years after the introduction of the 32-20 cartridge. When this small caliber cartridge was introduced, and pretty much throughout its useful life, it was considered a ladies, youngsters or varmint gun and usually was treated accordingly. They generally saw hard use by these inexperienced shooters and most often were afforded very little or no maintenance and are rarely found today with much or any orig finish. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all orig. Overall retains 99% plus crisp, bright, orig factory finish with only one small scrape on the forend cap, a couple of tiny nicks in he blue on the receiver and a few handling and storage marks on the wood. Hammer retains brilliant case colors and lever strong, bright case colors, lightly faded on the outer faces. Buttplate retains strong, bright case colors. Lever latch retains brilliant case colors. Wood is sound and retains about all of its crisp, bright piano varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, probably unfired. 4-48414 JR192 (10,000-15,000)

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EXTREMELY RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE WITH BIRDSEYE MAPLE STOCK AND FOREARM. SN 215880. Cal. 38 WCF (38-40). Standard grade rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, Rocky Mountain front sight & semi-buckhorn rear sight. Receiver has single set trigger. Left side of the lower tang, under the wood is marked “XXX” & the assembly # 1185 along with “BM”, which presumably stands for birdseye maple. Matching assembly # is also found in the top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Standard grade Model 1873 rifles are not uncommon and although exotic woods were listed as an option in Winchester catalogs they were very seldom ordered with anything other than walnut. Later models are more frequently encountered with birdseye maple but extremely few Models 1873 are known. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 96-98% strong orig factory blue with only faint sharp edge wear & light muzzle end wear. Forend cap retains most of it’s orig blue, slightly dulled. Receiver retains 88-90% orig blue, stronger on the left side with most of the losses on the side plates. Loading gate retains nearly all of it’s bright fire blue. Hammer retains bright case colors & the lever bright colors on the sides, more faded on the outer faces. Buttplate retains about 85% thin orig blue. Wood is sound with light oil staining on buttstock around the receiver with a very few, very light nicks & scratches and retains about all of it’s bright orig finish. Mechanics are crisp. Bright, shiny bore. 4-48418 JR166 (7,000-10,000)

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WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 115111. Cal. 44 WCF. Standard grade 3rd model carbine with 20″ rnd bbl, full magazine, barleycorn front sight and reverse mounted, correct 800 yd carbine ladder rear sight. Left side of the receiver has a staple and ring. Mounted with replacement, uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock and carbine buttplate with trap. Left side of the lower tang is marked “CF”, the assembly number “670” and another “C”. All the metal parts are bright nickel finish. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Fine, as restored. The metal overall retains virtually all of its bright, custom nickel finish. Wood is sound with 1 or 2 very minor nicks & scratches and retains virtually all of its fine custom finish. Mechanics are fine, bright, shiny bore. 4-48407 JR197 (4,000-7,000)

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*WINCHESTER 3rd MODEL 1873 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 546729. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Standard carbine with 20″ rnd bbl, full magazine, barleycorn front sight and 900 yd ladder rear sight. Left side of the receiver has a staple and ring. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut, straight stock and carbine buttplate with trap containing an orig, all steel 3-pc cleaning rod. Saddle ring is cloth covered. This carbine was made in 1900 when the west was still pretty wide open and most business was conducted from the back of a horse or wagon. These carbines were extremely popular with folks from all walks of life and usually saw very hard service with limited maintenance and are rarely found today with any orig finish. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl, magazine tube and bbl bands retain about 98% bright, orig factory blue with light muzzle end wear and some thinning on the high points of the bands. Receiver retains about 95% bright orig blue, thinning around the carry point, bottom of receiver, and front receiver ring with some light sharp edge wear and light candy striping. Dust cover is flaked, not worn to a light patina. Hammer retains virtually all of its orig case colors, turned a little dark, lever retains lightly faded case colors on the sides, turned silver on outer faces. Buttplate retains nearly all of its orig case colors, bright on the tang and lightly to moderately faded on the face with heel worn to silver. Wood is sound with a few light nicks & scratches and overall retains most of its orig factory oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant bright shiny bore. Cleaning rod is equally fine. 4-48412 JR191 (9,000-13,000)

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1018

SCARCE WINCHESTER 3rd MODEL 1873 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 329623. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Standard carbine with 20″ rnd bbl, full magazine, barleycorn front sight and 1873 marked 900 yd ladder rear sight. Left side of the receiver has a staple and ring. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut, straight stock and carbine buttplate with trap. Chamber end of the bbl and top front of the receiver are marked with British proofs. Saddle ring is cloth covered. This carbine was made in 1890 when the west was still pretty wild and most business was conducted from the back of a horse or wagon. These carbines were extremely popular with folks from all walks of life and usually saw very hard service with limited maintenance and are rarely found today with any orig finish. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl, magazine tube, and bbl bands retains most of their crisp, orig factory blue with some light wear & flaking on the forearm band and a scratch on the front band. Receiver, side plates and dust cover retain about 98% orig blue with very light sharp edge wear, some very fine, very light scratches and a light halo from the saddle ring. Hammer retains bright case colors and the lever bright case colors on the sides, moderately faded on outer faces. Buttplate retains about all of its orig case colors, strong and bright on the tang, moderately faded on the face and worn to silver on the heel. Wood is sound with a few light nicks & scratches, missing a tiny chip from each side of the top tang and overall retains most of a restored finish on the buttstock and about all its orig oil finish on the forearm. Lever latch retains most of its orig case colors. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-48411 JR190 (8,000-12,000)

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*WINCHESTER THIRD MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION MUSKET. SN 570072. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Fine musket with 30″ bbl, full magazine, square base front sight/bayonet lug & 900 yd musket ladder rear sight. Mounted with very nicely figured, uncheckered straight grain American walnut with full length forearm & straight stock and carbine/musket buttplate with trap containing a 5-pc all iron cleaning rod. Forearm is secured with 3 bands with the center band having a sling loop & a corresponding loop in the buttstock. Most of these 1873 muskets were sold to South American countries to arm their militaries which apparently never happened. Many of these muskets were returned to the United States in the mid-20th century still in their orig shipping crates & factory grease. Most of them are still in pristine new condition such as this one, usually with a few small bruises from the extended shipping. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, appears to be new and unfired with only a small scrape on the right side plate & a few minor, tiny nicks. Lever, hammer & buttplate all retain brilliant case colors. Stock has 3-4 old bruises with another on the forearm. Wood is sound and retains virtually all of it’s crisp, orig oil finish. Even the lever latch retains all of it’s bright case colors. Mechanics are crisp. Brilliant shiny bore, appears to be new and unfired. Cleaning rod is equally new. 4-48470 JR169 (6,000-8,000)

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RARE WINCHESTER FIRST MODEL 1876 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 1089. Cal. 45-75. Standard grade carbine with 22″ rnd bbl, full magazine, barleycorn front sight & 2-position flip rear sight graduated to 500 yds. Left side of receiver has a stud and ring. Mounted with uncheckered, nicely figured, slab sawed American walnut with full length forearm & straight stock that has carbine buttplate without trap. Forearm has a metal tip and sgl band retained by a spring keeper. Receiver is the rare first type without sliding dust cover, referred to as “open top”. Open top Models ’76 are quite scarce, there having been only about 3,000 produced in the first two yrs of production in rifles, carbines & muskets. The ’76 carbines were extremely popular being the first big bore repeater with a substantially more powerful cartridge than had previously been available. They were especially well received on the American frontier, the Northwest Territories, Alaska & the American North woods for big game such as moose, elk, buffalo & grizzly bear. The cartridges previously available, while sufficient for most game at shorter ranges were generally inadequate for this larger, more dangerous game. The vast majority of these first models usually were hard used & are rarely found with any orig finish. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Bbl retains about 97-98% glossy orig blue with light muzzle edge wear, a few small spots of rust toward the muzzle & 3-4 spots of over the chamber area. Receiver retains 95-97% strong orig blue with some minor sharp edge wear and slight dulling of the front side flats along with a few small chemical spots on the left side. Hammer retains strong, bright case colors and the lever bright case colors on the sides, fading on outer faces. Buttplate retains strong case colors, worn to silver on the heel. Wood is sound with a few light nicks & scratches & retains about all of it’s bright, orig oil finish. Mechanics are crisp. Brilliant, shiny bore, may be unfired. 4-48423 JR171 (15,000-25,000)

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DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 50058. Cal. 45-75. Fine deluxe ’76 with 28″ oct bbl, full magazine, modified Rocky Mountain front sight, 1876 marked ladder rear sight & a thick base tang sight with 4″ staff, missing it’s aperture. Mounted with very nicely figured, about 2X American walnut with H-style checkered forearm & black insert, serpentine grip buttstock & crescent buttplate with trap containing an orig 4-pc brass & iron cleaning rod. Left side of lower tang, under the wood is marked “XX” & with the assembly #”2452″. Matching assembly # is also found in top tang channel of buttstock & inside toe of buttplate. Bottom of stock & forend cap have factory sling wires. The Model 1876 was the lowest production of all Winchester rifles with only about 64,000 total production during the period 1876-1897. It was produced in four different groupings in both rifles & carbines, standard & deluxe grades with even a few muskets thrown in. The third model, of which this rifle is one, was the highest production with about 34,000 assembled until the end of production. Only a very small percentage of that number were ordered with deluxe configuration. The 1876 was short lived due to the advent of the Model 1886 & Marlin Model 1881 with their heavier, higher velocity cartridges. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains about 80-90% orig blue with a couple of thin areas over the chamber & top left flat about midpoint. Magazine tube retains strong blue in sheltered areas being mostly a plum/blue patina. Receiver retains bright case colors in sheltered areas, mostly faded to silver with some fine pitting on right side plate. Hammer retains very bright case colors. Lever retains a few spots of bright color, mostly faded to a mottled silver/brown patina. Wood is sound with a few light nicks & scratches, has a repaired chip by the left side of the top tang & overall the wood retains most of it’s orig piano varnish finish. Mechanics are fine. Bright shiny bore with a few scattered spots of very fine pitting. Cleaning rod is fine. 4-48422 JR170 (10,000-15,000)

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FINE WINCHESTER THIRD MODEL 1876 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 52510. Cal. 45-60. Standard grade rifle with 28″ rnd bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight & 1876 marked ladder rear sight. Mounted with very nicely figured, uncheckered, slab sawed American walnut with straight stock and crescent buttplate with trap which contains an orig 5-pc brass & iron cleaning rod. Bottom of the stock & forend cap have factory sling loops. The Model 1876 was the first powerful big bore repeating rifle brought to market & was immediately adopted by the intrepid pioneers, hunters, trappers & settlers of the west from all walks of life. It was the first rifle with a powerful cartridge sufficient for all North American big game such as moose, elk, buffalo & grizzly bear. These rifles & carbines were usually hard used & rarely are found with orig finish. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Bbl & magazine tube retain 98-99% crisp orig blue with very light muzzle edge wear, a couple of small nicks & spots of light surface etching. Receiver has a small streak of cleaned, very fine pitting on the left front side panel otherwise receiver and side plates retain nearly all of their bright, high polished factory blue. Dust cover retains about 96% glossy orig blue. Lever & hammer retain brilliant case colors, faded on outer faces of lever. Buttplate retain most of its strong orig blue, worn bright on heel & toe. Wood is sound with a few light nicks & scratches and retains about all of its brilliant, orig factory finish on the buttstock, turned dull on the carry point. Altogether an extremely beautiful ’76. Mechanics are crisp. Brilliant, shiny bore, may be unfired. Cleaning rod is fine. 4-48421 JR173 (8,000-12,000)

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EARLY WINCHESTER THIRD MODEL 1876 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 33924. Cal. 45-75. Standard grade rifle with 28″ oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight & 1876 marked ladder rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate with trap. This rifle was produced in 1883 during the Great Westward Expansion of Manifest Destiny when repeating firearms were in tremendous demand. The 1876 was the first repeating, powerful big bore rifle sufficient for all North American big game such as moose, elk, buffalo & grizzly bear & saw service throughout the American west, Northwest Territories, Alaska & the deep woods throughout North America. They usually saw very hard service usually under extreme adverse conditions and are rarely found with high orig finish. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl retains 96-97% strong orig blue with light sharp edge wear. Magazine tube & forend cap retain strong blue in sheltered areas, turning a little plum over the outer surfaces. Receiver & side plates retain 95-96% glossy orig blue with light sharp edge wear & a couple very minor scratches. Dust cover retains about 75% orig blue with the balance flaked to a light patina. Hammer retains about all of it’s orig case colors, lightly to moderately faded. Lever retains strong case colors on sides and sheltered areas, faded to silver on outer faces. Buttplate retains 65-75% orig blue worn to gray metal on heel & toe. Wood is sound with a few very light nicks & scratches. Buttstock retains most of it’s bright orig finish and the forearm is a hand worn patina. Mechanics are crisp. Bright, shiny bore. 4-48429 JR174 (6,000-9,000)

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WINCHESTER SECOND MODEL 1876 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 6831. Cal. 45-75. Standard grade rifle with 28″ rnd bbl, full magazine, ivory bead Beach’s combination front sight, flat top rear sight & Lyman combination tang sight. Receiver is 2nd type with screwed-on dust cover rail and 2nd type dust cover with impressed thumbprint. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut, straight stock & crescent buttplate with trap containing a 4-pc brass & steel cleaning rod, missing the section with slotted tip. Instead it has a brass slotted tip with threads to match the female ends of the rods. This rifle was produced in 1878 at the height of the Great Westward Expansion of Manifest Destiny & likely would have served on the American frontier or other far away outposts such as the Northwest Territories or Alaska. These rifles in this caliber were also very popular in the deep woods of North America. The Model 1876 was the first powerful big bore rifles on the American market & were in great demand until supplanted by more modern cartridges in the late 1800’s. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 95-97% strong orig blue with very minor muzzle edge wear and some light thinning over forearm area. Receiver retains about 95% glossy orig blue with sharp edge wear, some minor candy striping & a few tiny freckles of surface etching. Dust cover retains about 95% orig blue. Hammer retains faded case colors with faded colors on sides of the lever, turned to silver on outer faces. Buttplate retains smoky case colors, mostly turned silver with fine pitting on the heel and toe. Wood is sound with a series of small nicks on left side of buttstock, some dark discoloration on left side toward the heel, a couple small streaks of dark staining on right side of the comb & overall retains most of it’s orig oil finish. Forearm has a couple small bruises & a large one on the left side and retains a hand worn patina. Mechanics are crisp. Very bright, shiny bore, may have fired but if so, very little. 4-48420 JR172 (6,000-10,000)

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SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 100209. Cal. 40-82. Standard grade carbine with 22″ rnd bbl, full magazine, square base front sight and 2000 yd carbine ladder rear sight. Left side of color case hardened receiver has a stud & ring. Ring is wrapped in cloth. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with straight stock and carbine/musket, buttplate without trap. Model ’86 carbines were quite popular throughout the American west, not only for their handy size, but areas for their powerful cartridge. The vast majority of surviving ’86 carbines show extreme hard use and usually retain little or no orig finish. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain 97-98% strong orig blue, slightly dulled over the forend area. Bbl bands retain most of their orig blue with only light high point wear. Receiver retains brilliant case colors on the sides, lightly to moderately faded on the belly and lightly faded over the top. Lever, hammer & buttplate retain most of their orig case colors, turned dark on outer faces of lever and lightly faded on buttplate. Wood is sound with light handling and use, nicks & scratches and overall retains about all of its orig oil finish, slightly dulled around the wrist & carry point of the forearm. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Shows little use with most of its orig blue remaining on the bolt face. 4-48432 JR180 (20,000-30,000)

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*LATE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 152764. Cal. 45-90. Standard grade carbine with 22″ rnd bbl, full magazine, square base front sight and 2000 yd carbine ladder rear sight. Left side of the receiver has a stud & ring. Ring is wrapped in cloth. Mounted with uncheckered, very nicely figured, straight grain American walnut with straight stock and blued carbine buttplate without trap. This carbine was produced in 1912 at a time when the American frontier was settling down but still had outlaws roaming the west. These carbines were still popular with horsemen of the era, law enforcement and others who required a quick pointing shoulder arm that fired a heavy, high velocity cartridge. The cartridges for the ’86 carbine were just that. They were suitable for literally any North America big game such as moose, elk, buffalo or grizzly bear. They usually saw hard service and are rarely found today with high orig finish. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Overall retains about 99% crisp, orig factory finish with bright blue and brilliant case colors. Buttplate retains about all of its orig blue. Wood is sound with 1 or 2 tiny nicks on the stock and a few very light mars on the forearm and overall retains about all of its orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Appears to be unfired. 4-48430 JR182 (20,000-30,000)

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SCARCE INSCRIBED SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 5343. Cal. 40-82. Beautiful, early, special order deluxe ’86 with 26″ oct to rnd bbl, button magazine, brass bead Jack front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight & Lyman tang sight. Left side of the receiver is inscribed in period script “Charles M. Lea. / Philadelphia. / Pa.” Left side of the lower tang, under the wood is marked “XXX” & the assembly #”292″. Matching assembly number is also found in top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Rifle is mounted with very highly figured, about 3X, flame & shell grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and black insert, serpentine grip buttstock that has crescent buttplate without trap although the buttstock is milled with a recess & slot for the trap. Charles Matthew Lea joined his father’s medical book publishing company located in the Philadelphia area about 1880 & when his father retired in 1885 he took over the reins of the company. He continued managing the company through various partnerships until retiring in 1915 & passed away in 1927. Hammer spring is missing, a simple repair. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching. Bbl retains 96-97% strong orig blue with only light sharp edge wear & muzzle edge wear with a few light nicks. Receiver retains about 80% case colors, strong and bright in sheltered areas, moderately faded elsewhere. Top & bottom of receiver have faded to silver. Hammer retains bright case colors & the lever strong case colors on sides & in sheltered areas, mostly faded to silver on outer faces. Wood is sound with no visible flaws & retains about all of a bright restored finish with freshened checkering. Mechanics are fine. Bright shiny bore. 4-48427 JR175 (15,000-25,000)

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SCARCE DELUXE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 77640. Cal. 38-56. Special order deluxe ’86 with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, Lyman ivory bead front sight & semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with very highly figured, 2-3X American walnut with H-style checkered forearm & black insert, serpentine grip buttstock that has a brass Swiss buttplate. Left side of the lower tang is marked “XX” & the assembly #731. Matching assembly number is also found in top tang channel of buttstock & inside center of buttplate. Buttplate is without trap although stock is milled for a trap. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 97-98% strong orig blue, turning slightly plum on magazine tube. Receiver retains bright case colors in the most sheltered areas and overall 60-70% faded case colors with the top and bottom edges turned silver. Hammer retains strong case colors on the sides, mostly turned silver. Lever retains case colors in the most sheltered areas, mostly turned silver. Buttplate retains silver on the inside with the outside a dark brass patina. Wood is sound with usual light nicks & scratches in the finish & a series of small gauges around the toe & overall retains most of it’s bright, orig piano varnish finish, slightly dulled on forearm. Checkering shows moderate wear. Mechanics are crisp. Bright, shiny bore. 4-48428 JR176 (15,000-25,000)

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SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 73335. Cal. 45-90. Fine deluxe ’86 with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight & semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with highly figured, center crotch, flame and shell grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and black insert, serpentine grip buttstock with crescent buttplate. Buttstock has a factory sling swivel with sling eye in the forend cap. Buttplate is without trap, although the buttstock is drilled and cut for a trap. Left side of lower tang, under the wood is marked “XX” & the assembly number “373”. Matching assembly number is also found in top tang channel of buttstock. Buttplate has assembly number “252” inside the toe. It is unclear why the buttplate is mismatched as it fits absolutely perfectly. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl retains about 95% strong orig blue, turning a little plum with sharp edge wear and a couple of scratches. Magazine tube is mostly a thin blue brown patina. Receiver retains about 75% faded case colors, primarily on the sides with stronger colors in the most sheltered areas. Top of receiver retains smoky case colors with the belly faded to silver. Forend cap retains most of its orig case colors, moderately to heavily faded. Hammer retains bright case colors on the right side and rear edge, faded on the left side. Lever retains strong case colors on sides, faded to silver on outer faces. Buttplate is faded to silver. Wood is sound with usual handling & storage nicks & scratches and retains most of its bright, orig piano varnish finish, showing light diamond point wear. Mechanics are fine. Bright, shiny bore. 4-48426 JR177 (15,000-25,000)

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FINE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 109107. Cal. 40-82. Standard grade rifle with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight with screw and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut and straight stock with crescent buttplate. Buttstock and foreend cap have factory sling eyes. Buttplate is of later style with short top tang and conventional toe without the turned down feature. Winchester 1886 rifles were very popular throughout the American west on the frontier, the northwest territories, Alaska and the deep woods of North America and Canada. One of the reasons for its popularity was the advent of higher velocity cartridges with heavier bullets, which made them fine hunting rifles for any big game found anywhere in those regions, such as moose, elk, buffalo or grizzly bear. They were also popular with law enforcement officers for their long range and accuracy. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all orig. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 99% crisp, orig factory finish. Receiver, lever, hammer, forend cap & buttplate retain about all of their very bright, orig, factory case colors, lightly faded. Stock has a couple of small scratches and some oil staining down the left side of the comb, otherwise wood is sound & orig, retaining virtually all of its brilliant orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Appears to be unfired. A truly magnificent example of the ’86 rifle. 4-48425 JR181 (10,000-15,000)

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*FINE DELUXE LIGHTWEIGHT WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE WITH IDENTIFIED OWNER. SN 122201. Cal. 33 WCF. Beautiful deluxe ’86 with special order 24″ lightweight tapered rnd bbl, half magazine, broken ivory bead Beach’s front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight and Lyman combination tang sight. Mounted with about 3X, very highly figured, center crotch, flame grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and capped pistol grip buttstock that has Winchester hard rubber buttplate. Left side of buttstock is inlaid with a 1-5/16″ X 7/8″ silver oval engraved in period script “F.W. Briggs / Pittsfield, / Maine”. Left side of the lower tang, under the wood is marked “XX” and with the assembly number “459”. Matching assembly number is found in top tang channel of buttstock. A quick Google search disclosed that Francis W. Briggs was the President and member of the Board of Directors for The Somerset Traction Company (a railroad) based in Skowhegan, Maine and resided in Pittsfield, Maine. Mr. Briggs is so listed in several annual reports at least until 1911. This short line railroad was established in about 1895 and ran 16.8 miles from Madison, Maine to Skowhegan, Maine. The line was abandoned in the 1930s. No additional personal information was found regarding Mr. Briggs. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching. Bbl, magazine tube and forend cap retain virtually all of their crisp, orig factory blue. Receiver also retains nearly all of its orig factory blue with light sharp edge wear and some fine thinning on the belly and top rear edges. Hammer retains about all of its brilliant, orig factory case colors and the lever about 90% bright case colors, brilliant on the sides. Wood is sound with a few light scratches and retains most of its bright, orig piano varnish finish. Checkering shows light diamond point wear. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant, shiny bore. 4-48431 JR179 (15,000-25,000)

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*SCARCE SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LIGHTWEIGHT TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 132321. Cal. 45-70. Fine late deluxe rifle with 22″ tapered lightweight rnd bbl. Full magazine, takedown, pedestal mounted, ivory bead Lyman jack front sight, no rear seat on the bbl and receiver has a Lyman 21 combination sight. Mounted with extra finish American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and straight stock with a white line waffle recoil pad. Left side of lower tang, under the wood is marked “XX” and with the assembly number “486”, matching assembly number is found in top tang channel of buttstock. This rifle is obviously special ordered with the unusual configuration of extra light bbl, no rear seat & full magazine. It was produced in 1904 at a time when Winchester was discouraging special orders, especially in other than standard configurations. Apparently they did not believe that the lightweight rifles were sufficiently accurate with the heavier cartridges and therefore had notified their dealers to discourage such orders. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl, magazine tube & forend cap retain most of their strong orig factory blue with a couple of very minor nicks & some light wear on magazine tube from takedown. Takedown ring retains most of its orig finish, slightly thinned. Receiver retains 96-97% glossy orig blue with light edge wear and a few minor nicks. Lever & hammer retain strong case colors, fading to silver on the outer faces. Wood is sound and retains about all of restored finish with freshened checkering. Unfortunately stock is cut to 12-1/2″ with the 1″ pad returns it to 13-1/2″. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. May have been fired, but if so very little. 4-48445 JR178 (7,500-12,500)

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*RARE ENGRAVED DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1885 SPECIAL SPORTING TAKEDOWN LOW WALL SINGLE SHOT RIFLE. SN 117840. Cal. 22 LR. Fine Deluxe Low Wall Special Sporting Rifle with 28″ number 1 weight rnd bbl with Winchester globe front sight & a Lyman locking tang sight with windage in the base. Bbl is mounted with target scope locks. Rifle is mounted with highly figured, about 2X, flame & shell grain American walnut with “B” carved & checkered black insert schnable tip forearm & capped pistol grip stock that has nickel plated special Swiss buttplate. Receiver takedown ring & about 1-1/2″ up the bbl are wonderfully engraved with extremely well executed, intertwined foliate arabesque patterns that has fine pearled background in the manner of Angelo Stokes. Buttplate tang is engraved to match. Front scope block is engraved “1916” and the rear block is engraved with intertwined initials that appear to be a combination of the initials “S E A”. The rear scope block is mounted over engraving & the rear screw is through the Winchester “WP” proof mark. Left side of lower tang is marked with the assembly number “999,” at which number is also found on rear face of buttstock, under the buttplate. Buttplate is not numbered. PROVENANCE: This exact rifle appears on pp 174-5 of the Winchester Single Shot book by John Campbell. Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Receiver, bbl and takedown ring retain about all of their fine blue with only a small scratch on the bbl. Breechblock retains most of its orig case colors, lightly to moderately faded. Lever retains faded case colors. Wood is sound with a very few, very small nicks & scratches and retains virtually all of its orig, factory piano varnish finish. Buttplate retains about all of its orig nickel finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-48468 JR238 (15,000-20,000)

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*RARE SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 393271. Cal. 25-20 WCF. Rare, deluxe ’92 with 24-1/4″ rnd bbl, button magazine, ivory bead Lyman front sight and flat top rear sight. Mounted with very nicely figured, about 2X, flame grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm & pistol grip stock that has checkered steel buttplate. Buttstock & forend cap have factory sling eyes with orig hooks & leather sling. Left side of upper tang, under the wood, is marked with the assembly number “9831”, “X” and “S” which apparently stands for shotgun butt. Left side of lower tang has another assembly number “3666” which has been crossed out. Rear face of buttstock is marked with matching assembly number “9831” and has another assembly number crossed out. Also as the initials “C.B.B.”. While model 1892 rifles are fairly prolific, with over 1 million produced from 1892 to 1941, not very many were produced in deluxe configuration and most of those deluxe rifles found today are usually in mediocre or worse condition. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all matching and all orig. Overall the metal retains 98-99% crisp, orig blue with only faint muzzle end wear and some very, very faint sharp edge wear on the receiver. Receiver has 2 or 3 very fine scratches and some minor flaking on the bolt. Lever & hammer retain dark case colors. Wood is sound with a couple of minor chips in the finish and overall retains virtually all of its crisp, orig piano varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, appears to be new & unfired. 4-48457 JR231 (10,000-15,000)

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SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 190228. Cal. 32 WCF (32-20). Standard grade rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight with screw & semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with very nicely figured, uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate. This rifle was produced in 1901 when most travel & business was conducted on the back of a horse, a wagon or buggy. Being a small bore it was generally considered to be a boys or ladies rifle for varmints & small game and usually saw hard service in the hands of inexperienced shooters and are rarely found today in pristine condition. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl, magazine tube & forend cap retain about 99% crisp, orig blue with only the faint hint of sharp edge wear and some minor wear on the magazine tube from takedown. Receiver & takedown ring retain just about all of their glossy orig factory blue with minor thinning on the sides at the high points. Lever, hammer & buttplate retain most of their bright, orig factory case colors. Moderately faded on outer faces of lever & lightly faded on buttplate. Wood is sound with a few light finish mars on the right side, a few small bruises and overall retains virtually all of its crisp, orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, has been fired, but very little. 4-48466 JR226 (6,000-9,000)

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*VERY RARE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 DELUXE TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 890208. Cal. 32 WCF (32-20). Beautiful, deluxe ’92 with 24-1/4″ rnd bbl, half magazine, takedown, standard front sight with screw & flat top rear sight. Receiver has double set trigger. Mounted with beautiful center crotch, about 2X, flame grain American walnut, with H-style checkered forearm and capped pistol grip stock with smooth steel shotgun buttplate. Left side of upper tang, under the wood is marked with the assembly number “658”. Buttstock has matching assembly number on the rear face under buttplate. Inside toe of buttplate has the assembly number “344”. Top tang is marked “Model 1892” and bbl is marked “Model 92”. The tang marking on this rifle is shown in The Winchester Book, Madis, as having been used from about serial number 280,000 to about serial number 500,000. The bbl marking is identical to the model 53 roll mark with “92” replacing “53”. Since the model 53 was not introduced until 1924 and this rifle appears to have been manufactured in 1919 it would lead one to speculate that this rifle is a factory rebuild, utilizing a new bbl produced after 1924. Accompanied by a cardboard 2-pc box with a red, white & blue label that also has some Spanish lettering. Top of box also has handwritten notation in pencil which identifies this rifle by serial number. The other end of the box, on top has the handwritten date “8/25/69”. Both ends are covered with old cloth tape with one end having the pencil number “59897-3”. The other end appears to be blank. Bottom of the box is marked with the box manufacturers logo and what may be the date “41”. This box is the same approximate construction as boxes of that era which were used for the model 53, 55, 64 & 65, which lends further credence to the speculation that restoration was at the factory sometime in the 1920s to 1940s. Model 1892 rifles while not scarce, with over 1 million rifles & carbines produced from 1892 to 1941 in deluxe & standard configurations, in 4 different calibers but very few were ever ordered with deluxe features, making this a quite rare item. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains about all of a spectacular restored factory-style finish with bright blue & fine wood finish. Triggers need adjusting, otherwise mechanics are fine. Brilliant shiny bore, appears to be unfired since restoration. 4-48463 JR232 (8,000-12,000)

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SCARCE SPECIAL ORDER ANTIQUE 1ST YEAR OF PRODUCTION WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 21098. Cal. 38 WCF (38-40). Standard grade rifle with 24-1/4″ rnd bbl, half magazine, half nickel front sight & semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with very highly figured, uncheckered, slab sawed American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate. This rifle was produced in a time when the west was still a little wild and the only mode of transportation was horseback, wagon or buggy which exposed any firearm to extremes of weather and conditions, usually with little or no maintenance. These light rifles were simple working tools that usually teamed up with Colt revolvers using identical cartridges. It is most unusual to find one of these rifles with high orig finish. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, crisp and orig with bbl & forend cap retaining nearly all of their crisp, orig factory finish showing only faint muzzle end wear. Receiver retains 96-97% crisp, orig factory finish with a couple small flaked areas on each side and slight wear on the top rear edges, with faint sharp edge wear. Lever, hammer & magazine plug retain virtually all of their crisp, brilliant orig case colors. Buttplate retains virtually all of its orig case colors, lightly to moderately faded. Wood is exceptionally fine with a few very light scratches on the left side of buttstock, a couple of small nicks on the right side and overall retains virtually all of its crisp, orig bright factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Appears to be new & unfired. 4-48458 JR227 (8,000-12,000)

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1039

*SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 235785. Cal. 32 WCF (32-20). Fine special order ’92 with 24-1/4″ rnd bbl, button magazine, half nickel front sight with screw and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock & Winchester hard rubber buttplate. This rifle was produced in 1903 when the west was still a little wild and most of the travel & business of that era was from horseback, wagon or buggy. Firearms usually were exposed to inclement weather and harsh circumstances, usually with little maintenance. Being a small bore it was generally considered to be a boys or ladies rifle for varmints & small game and usually saw hard service in the hands of inexperienced shooters and are rarely found today in pristine condition. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all orig. Bbl, forend cap and receiver retain nearly all of their crisp factory blue with only faint muzzle end wear, a slight thinning on the high point of forend cap and some tiny flaking on left side of receiver. Top tang shows moderate flaking which has turned to a medium patina. Lever & hammer retain virtually all of their orig case colors, strong & bright on the hammer, brilliant on the lever. Buttstock has 2 or 3 very minor dings and overall the wood retains virtually all of its crisp, orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, appears to be new & unfired. 4-48459 JR228 (8,000-12,000)

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*FINE WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 437764. Cal. 32 WCF (32-20). Standard grade rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight with screw & semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate. This rifle was produced in 1907 and being a small bore was generally considered to be a boys or ladies rifle for varmints & small game and usually saw hard service in the hands of inexperienced shooters and are rarely found today in pristine condition. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extraordinarily fine, crisp, orig, new & unfired. Overall retains 99% plus bright, glossy blues, brilliant case colors on lever, hammer & buttplate and crisp, bright, orig finish on wood. I suppose the worst you could say about this rifle is it just don’t get no better. 4-48467 JR223 (6,000-10,000)

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1041

*FINE WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 445790. Cal. 32 WCF (32-20). Standard grade rifle with 24-1/4″ rnd bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight with screw & semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate. Produced in 1908 when transportation was generally by horseback, wagon or buggy and firearms were exposed to harsh weather & conditions. This caliber was considered a ladies or boys rifle and as such usually reflect the lack of care & abuse by these inexperienced shooters. They are usually found with little or no orig finish. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extraordinarily fine, crisp, new & unfired. Overall retains 99% plus glossy, orig blue, brilliant case colors and bright orig varnish on the wood. Loading gate retains virtually all of its bright fire blue. Receiver has a couple of tiny scratches & the buttplate is moderately faded. A truly beautiful rifle. 4-48471 JR234 (6,000-10,000)

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1042

*OUTSTANDING, LATE WINCHESTER MODEL 92 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 905358. Cal. 32 WCF (32-20). Standard grade rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, standard front sight with screw & flat top rear sight. Mounted with light colored, uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate. This rifle was produced in 1920 and being a small bore was generally considered to be a boys or ladies rifle for varmints & small game and usually saw hard service in the hands of inexperienced shooters and are rarely found today in pristine condition. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all orig. Overall retains 99% plus crisp, orig factory finish with bright blue on all the metal parts & crisp, orig finish on the wood. Receiver has a few, extremely tiny nicks, otherwise metal is near perfect. Wood has a couple extremely storage & handling mars in the finish otherwise is about flawless. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, appears to be new & unfired. 4-48464 JR225 (6,000-10,000)

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1043

*WINCHESTER MODEL 92 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 913686. Cal 25-20 WCF. Standard grade rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, standard front sight with screw & flat top rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate. This rifle was produced in 1922 and being a small bore was generally considered to be a boys or ladies rifle for varmints & small game and usually saw hard service in the hands of inexperienced shooters and are rarely found today in pristine condition. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all orig. Overall retains about 99% plus crisp, orig factory blue on all the metal parts with only a couple tiny nicks on the receiver. Wood is equally pristine with all of its orig bright factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, appears to be new and unfired. 4-48465 JR224 (6,000-10,000)

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1044

*RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 92 LEVER ACTION SHORT RIFLE. SN 982100. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Standard grade rifle with 20″ oct bbl, full magazine, standard front sight with screw & semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with rifle forearm 8-3/8″ long and straight stock with crescent buttplate. While these special order short rifles were available to the general public it has been this cataloger’s experience that the majority of them were ordered and used by the movie industry. Most of the movie industry short rifles were made up from left over parts and frequently show unusual configurations, however that is not the case here. This rifle is completely orig in all ways & remains as ordered. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all orig. Bbl, magazine tube & forend cap retain about 99% plus crisp, orig blue. Front sight has a small ding on the top edge. Receiver retains about 95% crisp, orig blue with the loss area on the left front edge from flaking, not wear and that area is now a dark patina. Lever, hammer & buttplate retain about 99% crisp, orig blue with one small spot of flaking on the buttplate. Wood is sound with 1 or 2 small mars in the finish with no other visible flaws and retains virtually all of its crisp, orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, appears to be new & unfired. 4-48446 JR222 (5,500-7,500)

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1045

*VERY RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 LEVER ACTION SHORT RIFLE. SN 858465. Cal. 32 WCF (32-20). Very rare short rifle with a 20″ oct bbl, full magazine, standard sporting front sight with screw & flat top rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with rifle forearm 8-3/8″ long and straight stock with crescent buttplate. While these special order short rifles were available to the general public it has been this cataloger’s experience that the majority of them were ordered and used by the movie industry. Most of the movie industry short rifles were made up from left over parts and frequently show unusual configurations, however that is not the case here. This rifle is completely orig in all ways & remains as ordered. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all orig. Bbl, magazine tube & forend cap retain 99% plus crisp, orig blue finish. Receiver, lever & hammer retain about 97-98% glossy orig blue with a scratch on left side of receiver and a small cleaned area on the right side, with one small spot of flaking on the top right. Buttplate retains about 85% crisp, orig blue, the balance having flaked to a dark patina. Buttstock has a couple of small nicks & minor mars in the surface and overall retains 99% plus crisp, orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, probably unfired. Few of these special order rifles are found today and almost never with any orig finish. 4-48452 JR221 (4,000-7,000)

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1046

*RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 92 TRAPPER SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 953469. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Standard grade trapper carbine with 16″ rnd bbl, full magazine, square base front sight and 2000 yd. carbine ladder rear sight. Left side of receiver has a staple & ring. Mounted with very nicely figured, uncheckered, slab sawed American walnut with straight stock & carbine buttplate. Trapper carbines with any orig finish are rare, but to find one with high orig finish is an extreme rarity, almost never encountered. The majority of trapper carbines were sold onto the South American market and were used in the tropical jungles and are usually found in next to horrible condition with no finish and poor mechanically. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all orig. Overall retains about 99% crisp, orig finish with only a faint halo from the saddle ring & some very faint scratches on the right side of the receiver. Forearm has a tiny bruise which appears to be the only flaw and overall the wood retains a near perfect orig finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Appears to be new and unfired. 4-48454 JR218 (15,000-20,000)

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1047

SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 135094. Cal. 44 WCF. Fine antique ’92 carbine with 20″ rnd bbl, full magazine, square base front sight with German silver blade & 900 yd. carbine ladder rear sight. Left side of receiver has a staple & ring. Ring is covered in cloth. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock & carbine buttplate. This carbine was made in 1896 at a time when the cowboy was king and the west was still a little wild. Most business was conducted from the back of a horse or wagon, which exposed these firearms to harsh conditions, usually with little maintenance. Finding a carbine in this condition from that era is an extreme rarity. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Appears to be pristine, new and unfired with a crisp, bright blue, brilliant case colors and bright orig finish. 4-48455 JR217 (12,500-17,500)

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1048

*BEAUTIFUL WINCHESTER MODEL 92 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 991361. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Standard carbine with 20″ rnd bbl, full magazine, square base front sight and 2000 yd. carbine ladder rear sight. Left side of the receiver has a staple & ring. Ring is covered with cloth. Mounted with very nicely figured, uncheckered, slab sawed American walnut with straight stock & carbine buttplate. This carbine was produced in 1928 at a time when cowboys were still prevalent in the west and a lot of people still used wagons and buggies for transportation. Most of these carbines were simply tools and are rarely found with high orig finish. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all orig. Overall retains about 99% plus crisp, orig factory finish with a couple of tiny scratches on the receiver and a couple of small nicks on the lever. Wood has one tiny nick on the bottom of the stock, otherwise appears to be flawless with all its orig finish. A truly outstanding example that appears to be new and unfired. 4-48456 JR219 (7,500-12,500)

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1049

*WINCHESTER MODEL 92 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 928415. Cal. 25-20 WCF. Standard grade carbine with 20″ rnd bbl, full magazine, gold bead front sight in square base & 2000 yd. carbine ladder rear sight. Left side of receiver has a staple & ring. Mounted with nicely figured, straight grain, uncheckered American walnut with straight stock and carbine buttplate. These small bore carbines were generally considered to be ladies or boys rifles and usually were treated as such and in the hands of these less experienced shooters, usually saw very hard use with little or no maintenance, and are rarely found today with high orig finish. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all orig. Overall the metal retains about 98% crisp, orig blue with a light halo from the saddle ring & very faint sharp edge wear. Loading gate retains virtually all of its orig finish. Wood is sound with 1 or 2 extremely small handling & storage marks, nearly flawless. Appears to be new & unfired. 4-48453 JR220 (6,000-10,000)

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1050
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*RARE WINCHESTER DELUXE TAKE DOWN MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 118209. Cal. 25-35. Fine and rare deluxe 94 with 26″ oct to rnd bbl, half magazine, take down with Sheard front sight, 3-leaf platinum line bbl sight and a locking Lyman tang sight. Mounted with highly figured, about 2X American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and straight stock with crescent buttplate. Left side of receiver is drilled and tapped for a receiver sight. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum work sheet which identifies this rifle in cal. 25-35, half oct bbl, takedown, plain trigger, half magazine and fancy checkered wood, SN applied July 20, 1901, received in warehouse July 30, 1901 and shipped the same day to Order No. 102349 This is a scarce deluxe 94 in an equally scarce caliber. The 25-35 caliber was a fine hunting round for North American game up to deer size animals. They were usually used pretty hard and are rarely found with high orig finish with good bores. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl, magazine tube and forend cap retain virtually all of their crisp orig factory blue with faint sharp edge wear and a small cluster of light surface rust. Receiver retains 96-97% strong orig blue with light sharp edge wear and some thinning over the carry point. Hammer retains strong case colors, faded on top edge and left side. Lever retains brilliant case colors on the sides, lightly to moderately faded on the faces. Buttplate retains faded dark case colors. Wood is sound with a few very minor nicks & scratches in the finish and over retains about all of its brilliant piano varnish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore, a little dark in the groove. Except for the receiver sight holes, this is one of the finest deluxe takedown 25-35 rifles know. 4-48441 JR189 (10,000-25,000)

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1051

RARE WINCHESTER DELUXE MODEL 1894 LIGHT WEIGHT LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 46804. Cal. 30 WCF (30-30). Fine deluxe rifle with 26″ rapid taper, extra light, oct bbl, full magazine, tall ivory bead jack front sight, Lyman 6A 2-leaf folding bbl sight and Lyman 21 receiver sight. Mounted with extra finish American walnut with I-style checkered forearm and capped pistol grip stock with Winchester hard rubber buttplate. Left side of lower tang under the wood is marked with the assembly number “5990” and “RB” which presumably stands for rubber buttplate. This rifle was produced in 1896, only the 2nd year of 1894 production, at which time special orders were not common, especially lightweight bbls. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl, magazine tube and forend cap retain 98-99% crisp orig factory blue with extremely light muzzle edge wear and one or two tiny nicks. Receiver retains about 96-97% strong orig blue with faint sharp edge wear, some thinning on the bottom at the carry point and dulling on the sides of the front raised area. Hammer retains strong case colors. Lever retains brilliant case colors on the sides, moderately faded on the outer faces. Wood is sound with usual light nicks & scratches and overall retains virtually all of its crisp, orig factory varnish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore, a little dark in the grooves. This is a wonderful, well balanced ’94 rifle. 4-48444 JR188 (15,000-20,000)

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1052

RARE SPECIAL ORDER SEMI-DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 65969. Cal. 30 WCF (30-30). Rare,early, semi-deluxe rifle with 26″ special order oct to rnd bbl and equally scarce full magazine with this feature. It has half nickel front sight with screw and 3 leaf platinum line express rear sight. Mounted with select, uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with capped pistol grip stock & Winchester hard rubber buttplate with teat. Left side of lower tang is marked with the assembly number “8280” and “RB” which stand for rubber buttplate. This rifle will letter, as found, in 30 cal. with half oct bbl, plain trigger, plain pistol grip stock with hard rubber shotgun buttplate. Received in warehouse Aug 26, 1899 and shipped Aug 29, 1899 to order #34154. Although the Cody Firearms Museum records report shipping in 1899, it appears that the rifle was probably made in 1896. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all matching and all orig. Bbl, magazine tube and forend cap retain virtually all of their crisp, orig blue with 1 small scrape on the forend cap and 1 tiny spot on the bbl. Receiver retains 96-97% glossy orig blue with light sharp edge wear and very light thinning over the top and bottom at the carry point. Hammer retains bright case colors, brilliant on the rear edge. Lever retains brilliant case colors on the sides, inside the trigger loop and in sheltered areas, faded on the outer faces. Wood is sound with 1 tiny gouge on the left wrist and a very few, small, light nicks in the finish and overall retains virtually all of its orig factory varnish, slightly dulled on the forearm at the carry point. Mechanics are crisp, bright, shiny bore, has been fired, but very little. 4-48447 JR206 (6,000-10,000)

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1053

*WONDERFULLY ENGRAVED DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 565676. Cal. 38-55. Fine engraved deluxe ’94 with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, takedown with Lyman jack front sight and flat top rear sight. Mounted with fine, center crotch flame grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and capped pistol grip stock with crescent buttplate. Left side of lower tang, under the wood is marked with the assembly number “844”. Matching assembly number is also found in top tang channel of buttstock. Buttplate is unnumbered. Receiver is very nicely engraved with the vignette of a standing grizzly bear in a forest scene on the left side and a standing bull elk on the right side. Both vignettes are surrounded by full coverage, well executed foliate arabesque patterns with very fine shaded background. Left front side of receiver also has a running doe deer incorporated into the engraving patterns. Top & bottom of receiver, top tang, takedown ring and forend cap are engraved to match with a large flower blossom around the forend cap screws. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Overall the metal retains 93-95% blue, showing wear and turning plum on bottom of receiver. Wood is sound with light nicks & scratches and retains most of a hand worn finish, showing moderate to heavy wear on the checkering. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. This exact rifle is pictured and credited on p 284 of Wilson’s Book of Winchester Engraving. 4-48410 JR205 (15,000-20,000)

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1054

RARE FIRST YEAR PRODUCTION WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE WITH COLOR CASE HARDENED FRAME. SN 7984. Cal. 38-55. Standard grade rifle, 2nd type with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, Lyman ivory bead hunting front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight and Lyman combination tang sight. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock and smooth steel shotgun buttplate. Buttstock is made without a recess under the buttplate and has the assembly number “20” on the rear face with matching number inside the buttplate. Receiver, lever, hammer & forend cap are all color case hardened. Buttplate is blued. Of the several million model 1894 rifles and carbines, only very few were ever special ordered color case hardened and of those, extremely few are identifiable as such today. Most of them have had their colors faded and disappeared. These early ’94 rifles have a low survivability rate with any orig finish. They were the working man’s tool on horseback or in wagons and buggies which usually caused them to show wear very quickly and today few are found with orig finish. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain about 95% strong, orig blue with only light sharp edge wear and dulling. Receiver retains about 50% orig case colors, strong in sheltered areas, fading and turning silver elsewhere. Hammer retains strong but faded case colors. Lever shows spots of bright color on the sides, faded elsewhere. Wood is sound with nicks, dings & scratches and has a restored finish on the buttstock and a handworn patina on the forearm. Mechanics are stiff otherwise are fine, probably just in need of a good cleaning. Bright shiny bore. 4-48443 JR207 (6,000-10,000)

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1055

RARE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 147289. Cal. 25-35. Scarce rifle in rare caliber, standard grade with 26″ tapered rnd bbl, full magazine, takedown with tall gold bead Lyman front sight & semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with nicely figured, tiger-striped, straight grain American walnut, with straight stock and crescent buttplate. ’94 rifles in this cal. are rarely found today with any orig finish or a decent shootable bore. Because the cal. was suitable for game up to deer sized animals and therefore the rifles were considered ladies or boys guns and usually reflect that level of attention. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all orig. Overall retains about 99% crisp orig blue on the bbl, magazine tube, forend cap, takedown ring and receiver with receiver showing a few very fine scratches and faint sharp edge wear. Loading gate retains virtually all of its bright fire blue. Lever and hammer retain virtually all of their brilliant case colors, lightly faded on outer faces of lever. Buttplate retains traces of case colors mostly faded to medium patina. Forearm has a hairline at the rear edge, otherwise wood is sound with a few minor nicks & scratches and retains about all of its bright, orig factory varnish, lightly dulled on the forearm at the carry point. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. Has been fired, but very little. 4-48438 JR208 (5,000-8,000)

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*LATE WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 813235. Cal. 30 WCF (30-30). Standard grade rifle with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, standard front sight with screw & flat top rear sight. Mounted with nicely figured, uncheckered, slab sawed American walnut with straight stock and crescent buttplate. Bbl has standard late markings which includes “NICKEL STEEL BBL / ESPECIALLY FOR SMOKELESS POWDER” and top tang is marked “MODEL 1894”. This rifle was produced around WWI and was considered working man’s tools with many sold to the government for guard forces. Although they are occasionally encountered today they are rarely found with high orig finish. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extreme fine plus, all orig. Overall retains about 99% crisp orig blue on all the metal with a couple of minor scratches on the receiver and slight wear on the heel and toe of buttplate. Lever has a small flaked spot on the outer face. Wood is sound with a very few, very small, very scattered light nicks in the finish and overall retains virtually all of its crisp, orig factory varnish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, appears to be new and unfired. 4-48442 JR211 (4,000-7,000)

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*WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 446834. Cal. 32-40. Standard grade rifle with 26″ rnd bbl, full magazine, Lyman ivory bead front sight & semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock and crescent buttplate. These earlier ’94 rifles were considered working man’s tools and at the time this rifle was produced the majority of America’s business was still conducted from the back of a horse or in a wagon, which, of necessity exposed these rifles to all manner of natural elements which deteriorated the finish rather rapidly. Finding a standard grade model ’94 rifle of this era with high orig finish is somewhat a rarity. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all orig. Overall, bbl, magazine tube, forend cap & receiver retain 98-99% crisp, orig factory blue with some slight thinning on the high point of the forend cap and sharp edges of the receiver with some minor thinning, 2 to 3 very light scratches and a few tiny freckles of surface etching. Lever & hammer retain faded case colors and buttplate smoky case colors, mostly turned silver. Wood is sound with a couple of nicks in the forend and a very few, very scattered tiny nicks in the finish and overall retains virtually of its very bright factory varnish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, may be unfired. 4-48440 JR209 (4,000-7,000)

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*FINE WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 376205. Cal. 38-55. Standard grade rifle with 26″ rnd bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight with screw & semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock and crescent buttplate. These earlier ’94 rifles were considered working man’s tools and at the time this rifle was produced the majority of America’s business was still conducted from the back of a horse or a wagon, which, of necessity exposed these rifles to all manner of natural elements which deteriorated the finish rather rapidly. Finding a standard grade model ’94 rifle of this era with high orig finish is somewhat a rarity. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all orig. Bbl, magazine tube, forend cap and receiver retain virtually all of their crisp factory blue with 1 small thin spot on the forend cap and minor sharp edge wear on the receiver, with some fine candy striping on the left side with some scattered pin-prick spots of surface etching. Lever & hammer retain brilliant case colors, lightly faded on the very outer faces of lever. Buttplate retains bright case colors on the tang, faded on the face. Wood is sound with a small bruise on the buttstock and a very few, very scattered, very minor nicks in the finish and overall retains most of its brilliant, orig factory varnish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Appears to be new and unfired. 4-48439 JR210 (4,000-7,000)

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FINE WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 111675. Cal. 38-55. Beautiful antique standard grade carbine with 20″ bbl, full magazine, ivory bead square base front sight and 900 yd. carbine ladder rear sight. Left side of receiver has a stud & ring. Ring is covered in cloth. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock & Winchester hard rubber shotgun buttplate. This carbine was produced in 1898 when the west was still pretty wild, when virtually all business was conducted on the back of a horse or in a wagon. These carbines were highly prized for their compact size and high velocity cartridge, and were a working man’s tool rarely found with high orig finish. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all orig. Bbl and magazine tube retain about 99% crisp, orig factory blue. Bbl bands show light high point wear. Receiver shows very light sharp edge wear with some light candy striping on both sides. Lever & hammer retain brilliant case colors, fading to silver on outer faces. Buttplate has a chipped toe. Wood is sound with one small stock bruise and overall retains virtually all of its bright, orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Appears to be new and unfired. 4-48451 JR216 (5,500-7,500)

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1060

*PRE-WWII WINCHESTER MODEL 94 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 925125. Cal 30 WCF (30-30). Standard grade carbine with 20″ rnd bbl, full magazine, square base front sight and 2000 yd. carbine ladder rear sight. Left side receiver has a stud & ring. Ring is covered in cloth. Accompanied by its orig 1923 grey, red and white card weight stock band. While model 94 carbines are reasonably common, they are very rare with high orig finish and stock band. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Pristine, new and unfired. Stock band has a couple of wrinkles, but is fine. 4-48448 JR213 (3,000-5,000)

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1061

*SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 94 SADDLE RING CARBINE WITH AN ORIGINAL BOX. SN 1023552. Cal 30 WCF (30-30). Standard grade carbine with 20″ rnd bbl, full magazine, square base front sight and 2000 yd. carbine ladder rear sight. Left side receiver has a stud & ring. Ring is covered in cloth. Accompanied by an orig 2-pc cardboard box with grey end label that has red & blue writing, not serial numbered. Top of the box has a large grey & red label in English & Spanish and has grey & red Winchester paper tape. Top of the box is marked in pencil with the matching SN of this carbine. While model 94 carbines are reasonably common, they are very rare with high orig finish and orig shipping box. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Pristine, new & unfired. Box is moderately soiled with some minor water staining on one end of lid. End label & top labels are completely legible with light to moderate soil. 4-48450 JR215 (3,000-5,000)

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1062
Revised: 10/7/2013

Note: there is a small corner of the paper tag missing.

*WINCHESTER MODEL 94 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 931492. Cal 30 WCF (30-30). Standard grade carbine with 20″ rnd bbl, full magazine, square base front sight and 2000 yd. carbine ladder rear sight. Left side receiver has a stud & ring. Ring is covered in cloth. Accompanied by its orig 1923 grey, red and white card weight stock band and its orig manila hang tag. Hang tag is not identified by SN and is overstamped “CREDIT”. While model 94 carbines are reasonably common, they are very rare with high orig finish, hang tag and stock band. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Pristine, new & unfired. 4-48449 JR214 (3,000-5,000)

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*SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 1895 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 402406. Cal. 30 Army. (30-40 Krag). Standard grade carbine with 22″ tapered rnd bbl, pedestal mounted front sight and 1800 yd carbine/musket rear sight. Left side of receiver has a stud & ring. Ring is covered in cloth. Mounted with very nicely figured, uncheckered, American walnut with grasping groove forearm, upper hand guard, secured with a single band and straight stock with carbine/musket buttplate with trap, containing a brass pull through with brush and jag. The Winchester ’95 carbine is a popular, quick pointing saddle gun that was very popular, especially in the American west and Northwest territories. They are also very popular with hunters in the American deep woods across the country and especially in Canada. The cartridge was very popular and proved to be an accurate and very effective big game round. Numerous other ’95 carbines were sold to and used by security guards at various installations, dams and mines around the U.S. They usually show hard use. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extraordinarily fine, crisp, new and unfired. 4-48433 JR186 (10,000-15,000)

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*WINCHESTER MODEL 1895 DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 416119. Cal. 30 GOV’T-06 (30-06). Beautiful, deluxe ’95 with 24″ tapered rnd bbl, pedestal mounted gold bead Lyman jack front sight and flat top rear sight. Mounted with about 2 X, flame grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm that has black insert schnable tip and straight stock with crescent buttplate. Buttstock and forearm have after market applied, factory style sling eyes. Buttplate and buttplate screws are inexplicably bright nickel finished. The Model ’95 was the first sporting rifle chambered for the high pressure, high velocity “new” military 30-06 cartridge and became an extremely popular hunting rifle throughout North America and a majority of the rest of the world. They usually show hard use with worn finishes. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl retains 98-99% crisp orig blue and the receiver 96-98% crisp orig blue with faint sharp edge wear and some minor thinning to the top rear edges. Magazine box is slightly thinned on the bottom and the lever slightly dulled. Top and bottom tangs retain virtually all of their orig blue. Wood is sound with a very few light nicks & scratches in the varnish and overall retains about all of its crisp orig piano varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, has been fired, but very little. 4-48413 JR184 (7,500-12,500)

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*SCARCE DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1895 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 47363. Cal. 405 WCF. Fine deluxe ’95 with 24″ tapered rnd bbl that has pedestal mounted 3 position front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. It is mounted with very highly figured, about 3 X American walnut with H-style checkered, black insert, schnable tip forearm and straight stock with Winchester hard rubber buttplate. Left side of the lever is stamped “K.S.M.”. These initials are those of an inspector for the Russian military contract which indicates that this lever was rejected by the military but found serviceable and installed on this rifle. Top of receiver ring is matted. The 405 cartridge was very popular as a big game hunting round, especially in India and Africa for dangerous game. In fact one of the most famous African big game rifles was a Model 1895 in caliber 405 used by President Theodore Roosevelt on his 1909-10 African safari with his son Kermit. He reportedly killed almost every species of African game with his Model 1895. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 98-99% strong orig blue with only faint muzzle edge wear. Receiver retains about all of its orig blue, slightly thinned over the carry point and top rear edges. Cartridge box and lever are also slightly thinned with dull finish on the lever. Top tang is a blue-grey patina. Wood is sound and retains about all of the beautiful restored finish. Buttplate has a crack emanating from the bottom screw hole. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-48434 JR183 (10,000-15,000)

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1066

*FINE DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1895 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 36595. Cal. 30 US (30-40 Krag). Beautiful deluxe ’95 with 26″ tapered rnd bbl, Ivory bead pedestal mounted front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight and Lyman 21 receiver sight. Mounted with exceptional, about 3X center crotch, flame grain American walnut with H-style checkered, black insert, schnable tip forearm and straight stock with Winchester hard rubber buttplate. The 30-40 Krag cartridge was very popular around the time this rifle was produced (late 1902). At that time the Springfield Krag rifles and carbines chambered for this cartridge were still in use by the US military and had served admirably in Cuba and the Philippines during the Spanish-American War. The cartridge proved to be a fine and accurate, long range hunting round. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all orig. Bbl retains virtually all of its crisp, orig factory blue with only faint sharp edge wear around the right side of the muzzle and a couple of tiny freckles about mid-point. Receiver & sight retain virtually all of their crisp, orig factory blue with only very faint edge wear. Cartridge box also is as new with a couple of minor scratches. Lever has a flaked spot on the right side with some minor thinning on the outer face. Top and bottom tangs retain crisp, orig blue. Hammer & trigger plate retain bright, orig case colors. Buttstock has a few tiny grain checks on the left side & a scratch on the right side and overall the wood retains virtually all of its crisp, orig oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, appears to be unfired. 4-48435 JR185 (10,000-15,000)

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1067

*FINE WINCHESTER MODEL 1895 RUSSIAN CONTRACT TYPE LEVER ACTION MUSKET. SN 393102. Cal. 7.62mm (7.62X54 Russian. Usual configuration with 28″ rnd bbl, pedestal mounted blade front sight and 3,200 yd musket ladder rear sight. Receiver is marked with the caliber and has stripper slot brackets attached over the top. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with full length grasping groove forearm and short hand guard and straight stock that has musket buttplate with trap containing a brass and string pull-through with jag & brush and a blued steel multi-tool. Forearm is secured with a split front band that has bayonet lug and stacking swivel. Lower band has a sling wire. Front of magazine box has a bracket for a sling loop with a sling loop base in the butt stock. Rear sling loop is missing. Although this musket matches the specifications for the Russian contract, it was made in 1919 after the Russian contract of 1915-1916 which was for 293,816 muskets. It is not inspected as found on most of the Russian contract muskets. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all orig. Overall retains just about all of its crisp orig factory finish with bright glossy blue and crisp clean wood. Cartridge box is lightly flaked on the right side. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, appears to be unfired. 4-48436 JR187 (6,000-10,000)

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1068
Revised: 10/11/2013

Receiver, lever, hammer and takedown ring refinished. Believed to have been done at factory. Unquestionably Winchester factory color.

*UNUSUAL WINCHESTER MODEL 53 TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 989268. Cal. 25-20 WCF. Standard grade rifle with 22″ tapered rnd bbl, half magazine, takedown with Lyman gold bead front sight, Lyman 6A 2-leaf folding bbl sight and a locking Lyman tang sight. Receiver has close-coupled double set triggers. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock and serrated steel buttplate. The model 53 was numbered in both a unique serial number series with others numbered in the 92 series, such as this one. These little rifles are a take-off from the model 92 and were in production only from 1924 to 1932, having about 24,916 rifles produced in that time frame. In 1924, when the model 53 was introduced, Winchester sales had fallen substantially and Winchester brought out the model 53 in an effort to boost sales. Production was stopped in 1932 when the model 65 was introduced. This model was produced in 3 calibers in both solid frame and takedown with a very few special order, deluxe rifles produced. Accompanied by an orig 2-pc heavy cardboard box with red, white & blue large label on top and no end labels. One end is covered in cloth tape and the other is numbered “59897-2”, which is consecutive numbered to another nearly identical box which accompanies a deluxe model 92 also being sold in this auction. That box is numbered “59897-3”. Top of this box has the pencil notation “25-20” & “53” in a circle. It is also marked with matching serial number along with “set trig take down” and on the other end has the pencil date “8/25/69”. Inside the box contains all of the orig shipping cardboard sleeves, spacers & wood blocks. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all orig. Overall retains 99% plus crisp, orig factory finish with strong blue & bright wood finish with only a couple of tiny nicks on the buttstock. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, appears to be new & unfired. Box top label is very fine. Two of the four top corners are broken, otherwise box is very fine. 4-48469 JR233 (5,000-8,000)

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1069
Revised: 10/11/2013

Receiver sight holes may not be factory.

*SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 55 TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 10381. Cal. 32 W.S. Standard grade rifle with 24-1/4″ tapered rnd lightweight bbl, half magazine, takedown with pedestal mounted gold bead Lyman front sight and flat top rear sight. Left side receiver is factory drilled and tapped for receiver sight. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock and serrated steel buttplate. The model 55 went into production in 1926 and was originally available in only cal. 30-30. However, in 1927 cal. 25-35 & 32 special were offered. Initially the model 55 was serial numbered in its own special range, but later was numbered concurrently in the 1894 serial range. In 1935 the model 55 was discontinued after only about 20,500 had been produced. These rifles were sold predominantly to hunters in the American north woods where their lightweight and quick pointing were an asset. They usually saw years of hard service and although they are occasionally found with strong orig finish, they are extremely rare with extreme high orig finish. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all orig. Overall the metal retains virtually all of its crisp, orig blue with a couple of flake spots on the forearm cap and a faint sharp edge line on the bottom of the receiver. Lever, hammer and buttplate retain about all of their orig blue. Wood is sound with a couple of very minor nicks in the finish and overall retains virtually all of its crisp, orig factory varnish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore, may have been fired, but if so very little. A scarce rifle in extreme high condition. 4-48437 JR212 (3,000-5,000)

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*RARE WINCHESTER DELUXE MODEL 65 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 1004828. Cal. 218 Bee. Deluxe rifle with 24-1/4″ tapered rnd bbl, button magazine & ramp front sight with hood, slot blank in the rear seat & scarce bolt peep. Mounted with straight grain American walnut that has H-style checkered semi-beavertail forearm & capped pistol grip stock with checkered steel buttplate. One of the most rare of all Winchester lever action rifles, the model 65 was produced only from 1933 to 1947 and only 5,704 rifles were manufactured in 3 calibers in both standard & deluxe versions, very few in deluxe configuration. These slim, trim, well balanced rifles, while popular were slow to sell during the great American Depression and fell completely out of favor post WWII with only those few rifles produced. Very few are found today with crisp, orig finish. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all orig. Overall retains 99% plus crisp, orig finish with bright factory blue & brilliant factory varnish on the wood. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, appears to be new & unfired. 4-48460 JR230 (6,000-10,000)

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*RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 65 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 1006230. Cal. 218 Bee. Standard grade rifle with 24-1/4″ tapered rnd bbl, button magazine & ramp front sight with hood, slot blank in the rear seat & scarce bolt peep. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut, semi-beavertail forearm & pistol grip stock with checkered steel buttplate. One of the most rare of all Winchester lever action rifles, the model 65 was produced only from 1933 to 1947 and only 5,704 rifles were manufactured in 3 caliber in both standard & deluxe versions. These slim, trim, well balanced rifles, while popular were slow to sell during the great American Depression and fell completely out of favor post WWII with only those few rifles produced. Very few are found today with crisp, orig finish. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all orig. Appears to be pristine, new & unfired, retaining virtually all of its crisp, orig, bright blue & crisp finish on the wood. Receiver has a couple of tiny nicks. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-48462 JR229 (4,000-6,000)

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*RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 65 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 1006691. Cal. 32 WCF (32-20). Standard grade rifle with 24-1/4″ tapered rnd bbl, button magazine & ramp front sight with hood and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut, semi-beavertail forearm & pistol grip stock with checkered steel buttplate. One of the most rare of all Winchester lever action rifles, the model 65 was produced only from 1933 to 1947 and only 5,704 rifles were manufactured in 3 calibers in both standard & deluxe versions. Accompanied by its orig 2-pc cardboard box with multi-colored top label which contains a picture of the rifle along with model number & other information. It has an end label which also identifies this rifle by caliber & serial number. These slim, trim, well balanced rifles, while popular, were slow to sell during the great American Depression and fell completely out of favor post WWII with only those few rifles produced. Very few are found today with crisp, orig finish. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all orig. Overall retains 99% plus glossy, orig blue with a tiny nick on the bbl & a couple of small scratches on the forearm with a few other very light scratches on the buttstock and retains all of its bright, orig finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, appears to be new & unfired. Box is fair with top left edge of label missing with 4 broken corners in the lid. End label is missing a few small chips, but is completely legible with light soil. 4-48461 JR235 (4,000-6,000)

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*RARE WINCHESTER PRE-64 MODEL 88 LEVER ACTION RIFLE WITH ORIGINAL BOX. SN 84. Cal. 308. Rare early rifle with 22″ tapered rnd bbl without sights, referred to as a varmint model. It has standard bbl markings with a 2 orig flat bottom magazines. Mounted in nicely figured American walnut with checkered forearm and capped pistol grip stock with Winchester hard rubber buttplate. Buttstock and forestock have factory sling loops. Accompanied by its orig 2-pc cardboard box with various red Winchester & Western markings & its orig yellow, black & red end label which identifies this rifle as a Model “8812” and has the partial serial number visible. Inside the box has orig wax paper, cardboard spacers & wooden blocks. Only a few of these Model 88 rifles were built without sights with most of them being in caliber 243. Several knowledgeable dealers and collectors were consulted and none of them had ever seen a Model 88 varmint model in caliber 308. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all orig. Overall retains 99% plus crisp, orig factory finish with bright blue & crisp wood finish. Appears to be new & unfired. One magazine is near new with some light thinning on the baseplate with the other obviously a replacement and retains about 75% orig finish. Box shows water staining on the label end, otherwise is fine. End label is missing part of the top edge and is moderately faded with only the “4” of the serial number visible. 4-48472 JR237 (1,500-2,500)

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1074

RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1890 SINGLE-W CARTRIDGE BOARD. This rare 1890 cartridge board was originally designed to provide a striking visual display of the diverse Winchester ammunition line.Dimensions of the board are 42-1/2″ x 29-1/2″ image size in its orig oak frame with gold gesso lining which is 51″ x 37-1/2″. The board image is printed on wood grain cardboard with art vignettes, one by A.B. Frost in the left wing of the “W” which consists of a hunter and Indian guide in Hudson Bay Co. blanket coats. The right wing of the “W” depicts a Frederic Remington style vignette of a cowboy using an 1873 or 1876 rifle shooting, using his dead horse as a barricade. The bottom center depicts two hanging ducks. Top center of the board has the large red & gold “WINCHESTER” logo. Board contains 142 metallic cartridges plus 5 brass shot shells & 7 paper shot shells, plus 6 glass top primer and cap boxes with the massive 70-150 cartridge at the apex of the center of the “W”. Over the years these bullet boards were subjected to the ravages of time and tinkerers. The rare 70-150 cartridge has been replaced long ago by another large cartridge that appears to be a 40-50 Bullard cartridge. Board is also missing 4 paper shot shells and 1 small blank cartridge. Mounted in its orig flat oak frame with gold gesso inner frame and has its orig paper covering on the back with Winchester’s label on the back exhorting the owner to display it prominently. Consignor states that this board was displayed for many generations in a family run hardware store in Kansas and has remained in the possession of the family until its sale at this auction. CONDITION: Good to very good. Overall retains a rich aged patina which partially obscures the artwork and lettering but does not detract from the overall appearance of the board. The paper patches on some of the bullets are very dark and yellowed and some are chipped. The cartridges are mostly dark and smoke covered but may clean much better. Frame is fine. Backing paper is also dark and yellowed and 2 or 3 cartridges have been reattached. Rear label is intact and legible. A careful conservation by a competent and knowledgeable person could bring this board back to bright colors. 4-47795 JR411 (7,500-12,500)

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1075

SCARCE 1902 WINCHESTER LITHOGRAPH CARTRIDGE BOARD. This lithograph contains a total of 235 items which include the addition of 5 new handgun cartridges & 4 new rifle cartridges over the Model 1897 cartridge board. This board also has slightly changed the position of the mallard duck so that his bill and foot are no longer obscured by cartridges. This board is in its orig flat oak frame with gold gesso inside frame. The exposed image is 49″ x 31-1/2″, and the outside dimensions are 57″ x 39-3/4″. Total production of these boards is unknown but apparently very few survive today in orig condition with orig frame. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Image overall has only a few minor nicks and scratches retaining vivid bright colors with sharp images, showing only light fading to the red lettering at the bottom edge. Overall shows very light soil with some minor water staining down the center, across the central medallion. Frame shows light corner wear and retains most of its orig finish. 4-49193 JR410 (1,500-2,500)

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1076

LOT OF 10 BOXES OF WINCHESTER AMMO. 1) Two 2-pc 20 rnd boxes Winchester caliber 45-60 ammunition for the Model 1876. a) Square corner with green & black label marked “5-16”, sealed with plastic; b) Round corner Winchester 2-pc box with green & black label marked “10-8”; 2) Four boxes 20 rnd Winchester 40-60 ammunition for the Winchester Model 1876, Marlin & other rifles. a) Square corner 2-pc box with dark green label & black lettering only on the top & one side, box is sealed in plastic and cartridges were not examined; b, c, d) Three identical square corner boxes with three different color labels, one dark green like “a”, one medium green label with identical printing and one light green label with identical printing; all three have an orange & black bottom side label and an orange & black end label; 3) One square corner box 45-70-405 with light green label on top & full side with matching, wrapover end labels on the lid; each end of bottom has a large red “W” and the back a reloading instruction label; 4) One square corner 2-pc box Winchester 30-30 full patch 170 gr bullets; box has plum colored top, side & end labels with a large red “W” on each end; 5) Two boxes Winchester Super Speed 22 Long Rifle Kopperklad Staynless ammunition; boxes are red, blue & yellow with a red “W” on each end with Super Speed overprint. CONDITION: 1a) Appears to be extremely fine and appears to be sealed; box is crisp & clean with bright green labels and clear picture of cartridge; 1b) Very good; top & side labels are missing a few small chips with light soil on sides & top with about half the top label oil stained; bottom of box has a taped label; 2a) Labels have a few very minor chips in edges with very light soil; each end of box is marked in pencil “40-60”, ammunition not examined; 2b, c, d) two boxes in plastic appear to be intact, one has an area of foxing on left bottom front; both have light soil; the other box has a couple of open edges that have been repaired, otherwise is fine with light soil and edge wear; ammunition is fine; 3) Appears to be fine and completely intact with light soil; 4) Appears to be extremely fine with only one small tear in label; 5) Boxes sealed in plastic and appear to be fine; one box may have light soil on one side. 4-49658 JR383 (2,500-3,500)

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1077

LOT OF THREE BOXES 45-70 BLANK CARTRIDGES FOR GATLING GUNS. 1) 25-rd square box, vertical pack with Kraft colored labels, black printing with a large red “W” on each side; top has an over-label “THESE BLANK CARTRIDGES ARE NOT REGULAR-SPECIALLY LOADED TO ORDER”. 2) Two boxes Remington UMC 20-rd 2-pc Kraft colored boxes with black & red lettering; top is marked “45 GOV’T. BLANK (Accles Feed)” and sides are marked “FOR GATLING GUNS”. One box is round corner and the other square cornered which is also marked on the side “BLANK CARTRIDGES BLACK POWDER”. CONDITION: 1) Box is sealed in plastic but appears to be intact with light soil. 2) Both boxes are wrapped in plastic but appear to be fine with moderate soil. 4-49660 JR386 (1,200-1,600)

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LOT OF TWO BOXES WINCHESTER 44-40 AMMUNITION. 1) Early 50-pack with square corners and green & black top label with line drawing of cartridge on the lid, another on one end and one side has a line drawing of a Winchester 1873 carbine; early label marked on one end of the top “CENTRAL FIRE” and the other end “SOLID HEAD”. 2) Full 2-pc box Winchester ammo with red & black label that has a line drawing of a cartridge in the center; label wraps around the ends and onto the bottom and has white “W” on each end. CONDITION: 1) Fair. Top label is moderately faded with 3 small book worm eaten spots in the label, a compression break at the cartridge head in the top; there is slight loss on the label on one side with the rest of the label intact; sides are lightly soiled & foxed; box is sealed in plastic and ammo was not examined. 2) Box appears to be sealed, wrapped in plastic and appears to have light to moderate soil with one small chip in top label. 4-49667 JR387 (1,750-2,750)

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VERY RARE JENNINGS BREECH LOADING SINGLE SHOT RIFLE. SN 594. Cal. 54. This extremely rare predecessor to the Volcanic Arms which in turn led to the invention of the Henry rifle then purchased by Winchester which then became the Winchester dynasty. While the Jennings rifle, successor to the Hunt repeating rifle, was pretty much unsuccessful, its place in history, however, is secured in that it brought together the inventive genius of B. Tyler Henry, Horace Smith & Daniel Wesson. Upon the demise of the Jennings, after which it became the Jennings-Smith rifle, Smith & Wesson went on to design the Volcanic line of arms which design basically became the very successful Henry rifle later was purchased by Oliver Winchester that then led to the enormously successful Model 1866 Winchester and succeeding models, some of which are still in production today over 150 years later. This rifle is the breech loading model, probably built from parts left over from the unsuccessful repeating rifle. It has a 26″ heavy rnd bbl with small dovetailed fixed sights and a tube underneath the bbl intended to hold a cleaning rod. Right side of frame has an open port for loading the Jennings Rocket Ball which was intended to be fired with a pill primer fed from an automatic device on top of the frame. This rifle is missing the pill priming device leaving only a circular hole in the top of the frame, having the addition of a percussion nipple for ignition. Bottom of the frame is mounted with the orig elongated steel trigger guard with ring trigger which closes the bolt and fires the rifle. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate. Left side of stock is inlaid with an empty 2-1/4″ long nickel silver oval secured with two pins. Only a few of these rifles were ever produced and of that number extremely few survive today. No Winchester collection is truly complete without a Jennings rifle. CONDITION: About good. No orig finish remains being an overall mottled silver/brown patina with fine scattered rust. Stock is sound with a small gouge on the wrist and retains most of an old refinish. Mechanics are fine, strong sharp bore turned dark. 4-49019 JR133 (6,000-8,000)

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RARE VOLCANIC ARMS NAVY SIZE LEVER ACTION PISTOL. SN 728. Cal. 41. Very rare volcanic pistol with 8″ oct bbl that has integral magazine with full ribs, pinched post front sight and fixed rear sight dovetailed in the top flat of the frame. Top flat of the barrel has the 3-line “The Volcanic Repeating Arms Co.” address. Mounted with varnished, very nicely figured, smooth walnut grips that are matching numbered to the pistol. SN is found on the left side of buttstrap, under the wood, right side of lever and inside each grip. No further dis-assembly was under taken to check for additional matching numbers. While volcanic arms navy sized pistols are occasionally encountered, they are quite rare with only about 1500 produced with 8″ bbls in the period 1855-1857 and those that are found usually show hard use and worn finish. To find one in near new condition is a great rarity. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Bbl, magazine tube, and loading sleeve all retain about 99% crisp orig brown with only faint sharp edge wear. Loading sleeve retaining ring front sight base is blue. Frame and sideplates retain sharp and crisp edges with only a couple of very fine scratches and shows a crisp, even dark mustard patina. Hammer retains strong case colors and the lever silver case colors turning brown. Right grip has a chipped heel with a bruise on the left grip and both show light wear with a few small nicks in the finish and overall retain about all of their crisp orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore, frosty in the grooves. 4-49410 JR300 (37,500-50,000)

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ENGRAVED VOLCANIC ARMS NAVY-SIZED LEVER ACTION PISTOL. SN 1353. Cal. 41. Usual configuration with 8″ oct bbl that has integral magazine, pinched post front sight and 3-line address on top flat “THE VOLCANIC / REPEATING ARMS CO. / PATENT NEW HAVEN CONN. FEB. 14. 1854”. SN was observed on left side of buttstrap under the grip, right side of lever and inside each grip. No additional disassembly was affected to check for additional matching numbers. Mounted with 2-pc smooth walnut grips matching numbered to this pistol. Receiver is typically engraved in foliate arabesque patterns with engraving over top of receiver and down the backstrap. Hammer slot has a light border pattern which is also around the top of the sideplates and down the front edge of sideplates and on raised areas of the receiver. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms there were about 1,500 of these pistols produced in the period 1855-1857. The design was functional but the cartridge left a lot to be desired which caused the pistol to be unsuccessful. The design was then adopted by B. Tyler Henry to accommodate his 44 caliber rimfire cartridge which became the Model 1860 Henry and after the Civil War, with the involvement and purchase by Oliver Winchester, became the well known and successful Winchester dynasty of lever action arms. CONDITION: Fair, all matching. Bbl & magazine retain a mottled brown patina mixed with spots of fine rust and a few dings on the loading sleeve; receiver shows moderate wear and has been recently polished leaving no trace of orig silver except under the grips. Left grip has a very old repair to the left toe and right grip a similar repair at the receiver; both repairs are extremely professionally done and barely noticeable; grips overall retain a handworn patina. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with scattered pitting. 4-48688 JR366 (5,000-8,000)

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1082

RARE HENRY MODEL 1860 IRON FRAME LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 78. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Fine early rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl that has integral magazine, slightly altered German silver front sight and early second type ladder tang sight, graduated to 900 yards without slide stop screw. Sight is mounted in top flat of receiver and there is no seat on the bbl. Trigger pin is of the early smaller size as is the brass magazine follower. Magazine follower tab slot in bottom front of the receiver is without the milled flat as found on later editions. SN is found on top flat of bbl just forward of the receiver, on left side of lower tang under the wood, inside top tang channel of buttstock and inside tang of buttplate. Buttplate is also of iron with large trap and correspondingly large hole in the wood to accommodate the orig 4-pc hickory cleaning rod that would have accompanied this rifle, which is now missing. The cleaning rod hole in the wood is beveled at the top & bottom for an unknown reason. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with straight stock and first type iron buttplate. Left side of buttstock has a factory sling swivel with corresponding loop and orig ring on left side of bbl. Rnd part of bbl, under the loading sleeve, is marked with assembly number “225” which number is also found on rear face of the loading sleeve. Further forward on the rifle is another smaller number “229”. Screws are all matching numbered and are of the earlier thinner head style. Lever is first type without latch and appears to have an old forged repair near the hinge. Top & bottom tangs also appear to have old forged repairs, probably from the factory as those areas were weak points on the receiver. According to a chart on p. 54 of The Henry Rifle, Quick, this SN is duplicated on a brass frame Henry which is one of 16 reported duplicate numbers, attributed to clerical errors at the factory. The referenced publication indicates that the highest numbered iron frame Henry known is #355. Mr. Quick further states that as of the writing of his book (2008), there were 167 iron frame Henrys known to exist. Accompanied by a 5-page letter from renowned Winchester historian & author, George Madis, wherein he details much of the above information. Altogether a rare & desirable collectible Henry that would complement any Winchester collection or museum display. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching. Overall retains a smooth, even dark plum/blue patina with sharp edges and only a few minor nicks & scratches. Stock has repaired internal crack, not visible from the outside and is solid with a series of gouges on the bottom and overall retains a dark hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with good shine and scattered fine pitting with a ring about 4″ from the muzzle. 4-47623 JR137 (40,000-60,000)

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EARLY HENRY MODEL 1860 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 655. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Scarce early Henry with 24-1/4″ oct bbl that has integral magazine tube, slightly modified German silver front sight & a broken Henry ladder rear sight in the receiver seat. Bbl seat is empty. Top flat has the small size, 2-line Henry’s Patent address. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with early perch belly stock & first type brass crescent buttplate with large trap & corresponding large hole to accommodate a 4-pc wood cleaning rod, which is missing. SN is found in the usual place on the top flat of the bbl between the rear sight seat & frame. It is also found on the left side of lower tang, under the wood, inside the top tang channel of buttstock & inside buttplate tang. All three tang screws & both buttplate screws are matching numbered. This is an early 2nd type Henry with lever latch, otherwise has all of the earliest features including the sharp radius at the top rear of the receiver, perch belly stock & small sized bbl address. The brass magazine follower, however has the large thumb pad but the receiver does not have a milled flat in the follower slot. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching, loading sleeve & rnd part of the bbl were not checked, however the loading sleeve has exact matching patina to the bbl. Bbl, magazine tube & loading sleeve retain strong blue in the gullets with the balance a dark plummy blue patina along with some very fine pin prick pitting on the top and side flats. Receiver has some light wrench marks on the front sides with some light battering on the side plates which also have some small hammer nicks and overall retains a beautiful medium to dark mustard patina. Hammer retains silvered case colors & the lever a dark plummy patina. Buttplate retains a medium mustard patina. Stock is sound with usual light nicks, scratches & dings and retains most of its orig varnish. Mechanics are fine. Strong bore with moderate pitting & a ring about an 1-1/2″ from the muzzle which restricts the loading sleeve. Altogether a fine early Henry rifle that probably saw frontier service. 4-49073 JR147 (20,000-35,000)

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1084

EXTRAORDINARILY RARE HENRY MODEL 1860 LEVER ACTION MARTIALLY MARKED CARBINE. SN 10861. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Most rare of the Henry model 1860’s, this carbine has 21-1/8″ octagon bbl with integral magazine, slightly altered late type German silver front sight and 900 yd Henry ladder rear sight with no dovetail in the top flat of the receiver. Right forward side of the frame is marked with a small “W” (Oliver F. Winchester) with corresponding “W” on the right flat of the bbl, which also is accompanied by a small “C.G.C.”(Charles G. Chapman) inspector initials. Right wrist of the butt stock is marked with a “C.G.C.” cartouche. Left side of the butt stock and left side of the bbl are mounted with factory sling swivels. Butt stock is nicely figured, uncheckered American walnut with straight grip and late style crescent brass butt plate with trap. Butt stock has the distinctive “Henry bump” below the sling swivel. SN is found on the top bbl flat between the receiver and rear sight, left side of the lower tang under the wood, inside top tang channel of butt stock and last 4 digits of matching SN inside toe of butt plate. The round portion of the bbl, under the loading sleeve is marked with the assembly number “425” and the loading sleeve marked with the assembly number “245”, apparently an assemblers mistake. Left side plate has two forged repairs, one at the front edge and the other at the top rear edge and the top tang has a forged repair through the front screw hole. Accompanied by the book The First Winchester, Parsons where on p 31 he shows a breakdown of Ordnance Department purchases of Henry rifles which shows that on Nov 7, 1865 there was a purchase of one Henry carbine for $35.00. In the following paragraph he states “the recorder mentioned three rifles and two carbines presented by Mr. Winchester”. And later shows that the Henry carbine magazine contained 11 charges. On p. 33, he states that in the strength and construction testing wherein three rounds were fired containing “65-70-75 grains of rifle powder” and the bullets were 300 grains, a severe overload. He states “on the 3rd, one cartridge in the magazine bursted (sic), escape of gas clogged the machinery and sprung open the side plates”. On p42, Mr. Parsons notes in a paragraph dated May 1863 “the next month he wrote to the acting Chief of Ordnance, who had ordered a sample of Henry’s patent carbine”. Apparently Mr. Winchester had written “we send you today by Adams & Co. Express one of the only size that we have made except to order“. Later in the letter Mr. Winchester states “should it be desired exclusive for the latter purpose (mounted infantry or for cavalry)it can be made shorter to advantage”. And the last sentence states “it can be reduced to 19-1/4″ and still carry 12 charges in the magazine without any loss of power”. The fact that Mr. Winchester had stated in this letter “except to order” implies that Henry rifles could be ordered with other than standard length bbls. Notes provided by consignor disclose records which appear in the National Archives, Record Group 156 “Ordinance (sic) purchases. 7 Nov 1865 – 1 carbine. House doc 89, 42nd Cong. 2nd Sess.,Serial 1511 page 9.” and “Board of Officers were convened on 10 March 1866 to test rifles and carbine (test lasted 52 days), Number 10861 Henry carbine barrel length 21”. Also accompanied by a 5-page letter from renowned Winchester historian & author George Madis, wherein he details much of the above information and authenticates this carbine as being original. Mr. Madis states that by 1863 improvements in powder & primer compounds had improved ignition accuracy and velocity whereby the shorter barreled Henry was more feasible. He also states that in early 1864 Mr. Winchester and the New Haven Arms Co. were preparing to enter carbines in the Ordnance trials “records are not clear as to whether two carbines or two sets of carbines were provided for the trials”. He also states that various documents have been discovered which show Winchester entered his carbines in the trials of 1864 & 1865. He further states “from the documents, especially the papers of Maj. J.G. Benton, who commanded the Ordnance trials in Washington, D.C., we see the carbine described as having a twenty-one inch barrel”. He finally states “in the trials of March 10, 1866 three rifles and two carbines are noted by the recorder of the trials”. It should be noted for the record that Charles G. Chapman was the inspector for Henry rifles 1863 – 1864. Given that this rifle was produced in 1865 there is a possible disconnect in continuity. It should also be noted that the “C.G.C.” initials on the bbl are substantially smaller than those normally found on Martially inspected Henrys and there is no inspector initial on the heel of the butt plate or correspondingly on the heel of the butt stock, although there is an “H” on the top of the butt stock at the heel just forward of the butt plate tang. It should also be noted that the assembly number on the rear face of the loading sleeve is of a smaller font and all three numbers are in one location versus the normal separation of two numbers on one side & one number on the other side. PROVENANCE: The Gunatorium (Spokane, WA); Collector in Butte, MT; E.M.(Eby) Morgan; Bill Herman, Canada; Tobey Murray; Rex Thrower; Pete Shaver. Barnes Family Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain traces of orig blue in the most sheltered areas being mostly a mottled dark brown patina with fine rust pitting. Receiver, with the aforementioned repairs, retains good edges showing light wear and a fine dark mustard patina. Butt plate has a matching patina. Butt stock is sound with a few nicks and dings and retains strong orig finish with a hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine. Worn dark bore. 4-47608 JR218 (65,000-85,000)

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1085

RARE & POSSIBLY UNIQUE HENRY MODEL 1860 LEVER ACTION CARBINE. SN 241 7723. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Extremely rare & important Henry with 19-1/8″ oct bbl that has integral magazine tube, thin German silver front sight with rounded front edge and 900 yard Henry ladder rear sight. Top flat has the early style small bbl markings. Rear sight is located 1/2″ from the front edge of the frame vs. the standard 1″, as found on full size rifles indicating that this bbl was reduced in length from both ends. SN “241” is found in the usual place between the rear sight & receiver. Just forward of the rear sight dovetail are found two small punch dots. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is marked with SN “7723” along with “241” which matches the bbl number and there are some unusual markings consisting of two small crosses and three punch dots. Outside face of bottom tang, just above the large screw hole, is stamped with an “E”. Round part of bbl, under loading sleeve, is marked with assembly number “360” which number is also found on rear face of loading sleeve. In addition rnd part of bbl is also marked with matching two crosses and three punch dots. Rear face of sight sleeve is, most unusually, marked with a single cross & single punch dot. Left side plate is very nicely engraved in period script “AHPacker”. Inside left side plate is hand scratched “A H PACKER”. Mounted with very nicely figured, uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock and gun metal buttplate with small trap containing a 3-pc brass & steel cleaning rod. Buttstock has matching SN “7723” in top tang channel which is also found inside toe of buttplate. Left side of stock has a shallow “Henry bump”. The book The First Winchester, Parsons, on p. 31 discusses Ordnance Dept. purchases of Henry rifles and shows that on Nov. 7, 1865 there was a purchase of one Henry carbine for $35.00. In the following paragraph Mr. Parsons states “The recorder mentioned three rifles and two carbines presented by Mr. Winchester and later shows that the Henry carbine magazine contained eleven charges.” He further discusses the testing of the carbines and on p. 42 in a letter dated May, 1863 to the Acting Chief of Ordnance who had ordered a sample of Henry’s Patent carbine, Mr. Winchester had written “We send you today by Adams & Co. Express one of the only size that we have made except to order.” Later in the letter Mr. Winchester states “Should it be desired exclusive for the latter purpose (mounted infantry or for cavalry) it can be made shorter to advantage.” And the last sentence states that “It can be reduced to 19-1/4″ and still carry 12 charges in the magazine without any loss of power.” The fact that Mr. Winchester had stated in this letter “except to order” implies that Henry rifles could be ordered with other than standard length bbls. Consignor states that records which appear in the National Archives, record group #156, “Ordinance (sic) purchase 7 November 1865 – one carbine. House Doc 89, 42nd Cong. 2nd Sess., Serial 1511 Page 9.” and “Board of Officers were convened on 10 March 1866 to test rifles and carbine (test lasted 52 days). Number 10861 Henry carbine barrel length 21”. Accompanied by a 6-page letter from renowned Winchester historian & author, George Madis, wherein he discusses the features & history of Henry carbines and specifically this carbine. Mr. Madis states that “While there are field records remaining for the guns made for the trials, it is known five Henry carbines were made and entered into these trials. Records show four of the guns were returned to the New Haven Arms Co. and one gun was purchased by the U.S. Ordnance Dept.” He further states that he believes the “241” serial number found on lower tang was applied by the factory and speculates that the shortened bbl is factory work and that this carbine was one of the four returned to the company. He states that it is likely the bbl was replaced at that time with a bbl that was on hand in the factory. He also states that the crosses & punch marks “usually means special care was to be given to the fit & finish of the gun”. He further states that the “E” marking on the lower tang “has been observed on special guns, such as martial guns or those which were returned to the company”. Mr. Madis also states that the name on the sideplate is believed to be that of Alonzo Hamilton Packer, the orig owner of the carbine. And finally states that this is a unique Henry, one of a kind, and in his opinion, made for the Army trials. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Bbl & magazine tube retain a smooth, even, artificially aged patina; loading sleeve retains matching patina with traces of orig blue; receiver & buttplate have sharp edges with a few scratches and retain a wonderful, even dark mustard patina. Stock is sound with a few small nicks and retains most of its orig finish with some light flaking on right side. Mechanics are a little balky, strong bore with moderate pitting. Cleaning rod is fine. 4-47609 JR136 (10,000-15,000)

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1086

VERY EARLY ENGRAVED HENRY MODEL 1860 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 654. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Usual configuration with 24-1/4″ oct bbl that has integral magazine tube, early rnd top German silver front sight and first type 1000 yard Henry ladder rear sight. It has standard Henry Patent bbl markings on top flat. Mounted with nicely figured, uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock & first type crescent brass buttplate with round heel & trap which contains an orig 4-pc steel & hickory cleaning rod. Stock has the large hole under the trap to accommodate the hickory rod. All stock & buttplate screws are matching numbered. Stock may be a period of use replacement, possibly by the factory. Receiver & buttplate are made from “gun metal” which is a form of bronze and receiver also has a standard dovetail sight seat in the top flat. Receiver is very nicely engraved in L.D. Nimschke style with a leaping stag in a field scene surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns that have a pearled background. Right side is nearly identically engraved with an open panel. Both front side flats are engraved to match with feather patterns at the transition. Top of receiver & top tang are also engraved to match with zig-zag border patterns. Bottom of carrier is engraved in a Nimschke-style flower blossom with foliate arabesque patterns between the timing screws. Buttplate tang is engraved to match. SN is found on top flat on the bbl just forward of receiver, left side of lower tang under the wood, inside top tang channel of buttstock and inside buttplate tang. Rnd part of bbl under the loading sleeve is marked with assembly number “166” which number is also found on rear face of loading sleeve. CONDITION: Fine, all matching. Bbl retains 15-20% thin orig blue, mostly in the gullets, with the balance a fine, even plum patina; receiver & buttplate are a medium mustard patina showing light edge wear. Stock has a couple of repaired chips in the toe, otherwise is sound with a series of small gouges on right side, a few light nicks & scratches and retains most of its fine orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, strong bore with good shine & scattered pitting. 4-47621 JR134 (15,000-20,000)

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1087

SCARCE EARLY HENRY MODEL 1860 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 1187. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Scarce early Henry rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl that has integral magazine tube, first style rnd top German silver front sight blade & an orig second type 1000 yard Henry ladder rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut buttstock that has straight grip & first style buttplate with rnd heel & trap. Recess under the buttplate is large size to accommodate the accompanying 4-pc wood cleaning rod. Right side of buttstock has a factory sling swivel with corresponding loop on right side of bbl. Two of the three tang screws are numbered to the rifle while the buttplate screws are orig beveled head style in the transition era and are properly unnumbered. Receiver & buttplate are of gun metal which is a form of bronze. Top flat of receiver has an orig rear dovetail sight seat. Rnd portion of bbl, under the loading sleeve, has the assembly number “655” which is also found on rear face of loading sleeve. SN is in usual place on top flat of bbl adjacent to receiver, left side of bottom tang under the wood and inside buttplate tang. CONDITION: Good to very good, all matching except front top tang wood screw which is a correct Henry screw, but unnumbered. Bbl, loading sleeve, lever & hammer retain a mottled silver/brown patina with scattered fine pin prick pitting; bbl address is completely legible; receiver & buttplate show heavy wear with nicks & scratches and some battering on top edges of side plates and retain a dark mustard patina. Stock has a repaired longitudinal crack with numerous nicks & dings, shows heavy wear with a dark hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine, worn dark bore with good rifling. 4-47618 JR135 (9,000-12,000)

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EXTREMELY RARE JOHN ULRICH ENGRAVED DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 36481. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Spectacular engraved ’66 rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, Rocky Mtn. front sight and 900 yard Henry-style ladder rear sight and a thin base adjustable early tang sight that has 3-3/4″ staff. Trigger is the thin pointed style usually found on engraved & deluxe rifles. Mounted with extraordinary, 3X, tiger-striped, uncheckered American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate with trap. Bottom of stock & forend cap have factory sling swivels. SN is found on lower tang with matching number in top tang channel of buttstock and last three digits of matching number inside toe of buttplate. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is marked “XXX” with an “S” and an “O”. Left side of upper tang is engraved in large letters “JU”. Receiver is beautifully engraved in some of John Ulrich’s finest work with full coverage on sides consisting of very highly detailed & shaded foliate & floral arabesque patterns and has an open panel on each side with a dog’s head incorporated at left rear side and an eagle’s head at right rear side. Front side panels have full coverage engraving by the same hand in unusual patterns. Top of receiver, top & bottom tangs, bottom of receiver, forend cap and buttplate tang are also engraved and all of the engraving has an extremely fine pearled background. Receiver, forend cap & buttplate were originally silver-plated. Accompanied by what is probably its orig factory sling with brass buckle. The engraving by John Ulrich is very distinctive with fine, tight scrolls and great shading with very fine background and unusual, highly detailed panels. This represents one of John Ulrich’s finest pieces of work outside of those with deep relief engraving. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains a smooth even plum patina with traces of dark blue in the most sheltered areas and one spot of pitting on left side flat toward the muzzle; magazine tube retains about 98% dark plummy/blue; receiver retains about 20-30% orig silver, mostly oxidized to dark finish; exposed brass is a medium mustard patina. Wood is sound with the forearm having a small gouge and retains a dark hand worn patina; buttstock is fine and retains most of its orig, bright piano varnish finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with sharp rifling and fine pitting with a ring about mid-point which has caused a very fine bulge, faintly visible on the outside. Altogether an extremely beautiful & rare ’66. Sling shows heavy wear but is still soft & supple and retains a black hand worn patina. Buckle billet has been re-stitched. 4-49008 JR139 (70,000-100,000)

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1089

VERY RARE ENGRAVED & NICKEL FINISH WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION MUSKET. SN 134949. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Full nickel finish with 27″ rnd bbl, full magazine & square base front sight/bayonet lug and 900 yard Spencer style rear sight with flat tension spring. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with 3/4 length forearm, three bands & straight stock and musket/carbine buttplate with trap. SN is found on bottom tang and the buttstock has last four digits of matching SN in top tang channel and also found inside toe of buttplate. Buttstock & middle band contain factory sling wires. Receiver is very nicely engraved, probably by one of the Ulrichs with the vignette of a standing elk on left side surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns with one scroll terminating in a flower blossom. Right side is engraved in foliate arabesque patterns with one flower blossom. Top & bottom of receiver are sparsely engraved to match. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this musket with nickel finish & engraved, received in warehouse March 24, 1879 and shipped same day to Order #8365. Winchester ’66 muskets are not uncommon, however plated examples are very rare and engraved ones are extremely rare. CONDITION: Very good, all matching. Bbl retains about 50% orig nickel mixed with flaked areas turned to dark patina; magazine tube retains 95-96% milky orig nickel with some very fine flaking; receiver retains about 95-96% restored nickel finish; lever, hammer & buttplate retain strong orig nickel. Stock has a hairline in left wrist, otherwise wood is sound with a couple of bruises on buttstock and two long scratches in forearm and overall retains about all of a restored finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-47864 JR121 (10,000-15,000)

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RARE FIRST MODEL WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 FLATSIDE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 14675. Cal. 45 RF Henry. Extremely rare rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, German silver Rocky Mtn. front sight and 900 yard Henry ladder rear sight. Top flat has the Henry’s & King’s Patent address and the magazine band is secured to the bottom side flats with screws & pins as is correct for this early model. Bbl appears to be a modern replacement. Receiver is first type with flat side front panels and the very first style forearm without forend cap having slightly dimpled front edges, secured with a sgl screw entering the right side through brass escutcheons. Left side of receiver has a carbine staple & ring and loading gate is flat. SN is found on left side of lower tang under the wood, inside top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Buttstock appears to be a replacement as the area around the SN in the top tang channel appears to have been modified and the current number stamped in its place. Left side of lower tang also has the assembly number “1595”. No additional disassembly was affected to check for other matching numbers. Accompanied by an orig 4-pc brass & iron cleaning rod. Also accompanied by a 2-1/2 page letter from renowned Winchester historian & author, George Madis, wherein he authenticates this rifle. However it is the contention of this cataloger that this rifle was probably created from an orig flatside frame that may or may not have been a carbine to start out with. It appears that the bbl & wood are of modern manufacture and at best are simple replacements. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain a thin artificially aged blue/brown patina with sharp crisp edges and what is believed to be a recently applied bbl address; receiver retains sharp edges with a medium dark artificially aged patina. Forearm has a repaired crack at the left rear top edge, otherwise wood is sound and retains about 50% of modern finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Cleaning rod is fine 4-47604 JR138 (10,000-15,000)

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Revised: 9/13/2013

Correction: Estimate should read: 15,000-25,000

RARE JOHN ULRICH ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 38035. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Rare Ulrich engraved ’66 with 24-1/4′ oct bbl, full magazine, unusual Rocky Mountain style front sight with brass base in the dovetail, and a reproduction Henry ladder rear sight missing its slide. It has 2-line Winchester & King’s Patent address. Mounted with uncheckered American walnut with about 2 to 3X figured forearm and straight grain uncheckered buttstock with straight grip and crescent brass buttplate with trap. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is marked “XXX” and “GO” Left side of upper tang, under the wood, is engraved “J.U.” the signature of Winchester chief master engraver John Ulrich. Bottom of the stock and forend cap have factory sling swivels. Receiver, forend cap and buttplate tang are beautifully engraved in Mr. Ulrich’s very distinctive patterns which consist of deep intertwined foliate arabesque patterns that has very fine pearled background. Left side plate is engraved with a mythical wolf’s head and the right side incorporates an eagles head and a flower blossom. Left side plate has an open scalloped-edge panel and the right side, an open rnd panel. Both front side flats are beautifully engraved in matching geometric patterns and all engraving has dbl borders. Various engraving patterns extend over the top & bottom of the receiver & top tang with matching patterns on the forend cap and buttplate tang. Very few John Ulrich engraved firearms were signed in this manner, most known examples were signed, either on the bottom tang in tiny stamped letters. The engraving patterns on this rifle are very similar to another 1866 rifle being sold elsewhere in this auction. That rifle also has the unusual signature on the top tang. Accompanied by a letter from Winchester Custom shop engraver, Pauline Muerrle, where-in she authenticates the engraving as being by John Ulrich, and states that it is unusual to have a signed piece of his work and that it is also an excellent example. CONDITION: Poor to fair. Buttplate could not be removed to check for matching numbers. Any number that may have been in the top tang channel of the buttstock has been obliterated. Bbl and magazine tube retain traces of orig blue, being mostly a worn, mottled, plummy-brown patina with scattered fine pitting. Receiver shows heavy edge wear with a few light nicks & scratches, has tight side plates and overall retains a dark mustard patina. Buttplate and forend cap have matching patina. Lever and hammer are a dark brown patina. Buttstock has a crack behind the top tang, another small crack in left side of wrist, a couple long scratches on the left side and shows heavy wear and battering, a dark hand worn patina and heavily rusted sling swivel. Forend cap sling swivel is also rusted. Forearm has a crack on the left side and is missing sections on each side of the bbl channel and shows very heavy wear with hand worn patina. Old replacement rear sight is loose in the base and shows heavy rust. Mechanics are fine, worn dark bore with good rifling. 4-49364 JR287 (7,500-12,500)

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1092

EARLY WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION RIFLE WITH NIMSCHKE STYLE ENGRAVING. SN 16407. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Fine early rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, German silver Rocky Mountain front sight and 900 yd Henry style ladder rear sight. Bbl is marked with Henry’s & King’s Patents. Mounted with replacement uncheckered American walnut buttstock with straight grip & crescent buttplate with trap containing a 4-pc brass & steel cleaning rod. Forearm appears to be original. SN is found on the left side of the lower tang in rather small, possibly spurious numbers. Matching SN is also found in the top tang channel of the buttstock & inside toe of buttplate. Buttstock & forend cap have factory sling swivels. Receiver is spuriously engraved in very fine L.D. Nimschke patterns with a Mexican eagle on the left side and an open panel on the right side all surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns. Bottom of the carrier is engraved in Nimschke’s distinctive flower blossom and has his distinctive patterns around the timing screw with spurious initials “LDN” on a figure 8 ribbon. Receiver is of a later style than the SN would indicate having only one top tang screw instead of two that Models ’66 in this serial range would have been produced with. It also has tang sight screws not normally found on Model ’66 in this serial range. All together a very beautiful after market engraved ’66 rifle. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 60-70% blue turning plum. Receiver, forend cap & buttplate retain thin silver plating with lightly worn edges. Lever & hammer are a dark patina. Buttstock is sound with a few nicks & scratches and a couple of bruises and retains most of its custom finish. Forearm has a few scattered nicks & scratches and retains a hand worn patina. Forend cap screw is missing. Mechanics are fine. Strong bore with good shine & scattered light pitting. 4-47603 JR116 (7,500-12,500)

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WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 32336. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Fine ’66 rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight and 900 yard Henry-style ladder rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock and crescent buttplate with trap containing an orig 4-pc brass & iron cleaning rod. Bbl has the Winchester & King’s Patent 2-line address. Wood & bbl appear to be modern replacements and receiver appears to have been dressed and artificially aged to perfection, probably by the late Ron Kudrick of Reno, Nevada. Forend cap is probably an orig item with dimpled front edges. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain a fine, smooth, even dark artificially aged patina; ladder rear sight is refinished; receiver & buttplate retain a crisp medium mustard patina. Wood is sound and retains about all of its fine custom finish. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. Cleaning rod has minor pitting, otherwise is fine. 4-47659 JR140 (4,000-6,000)

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VERY RARE & HISTORIC INSCRIBED & ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 105316. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Usual configuration with 20″ bbl, full magazine & integral front band/front sight with 2-position flip rear sight. Left side of receiver has a staple & ring. Mounted with very nicely figured, uncheckered, slab-sawed American walnut with straight stock & crescent brass buttplate. Buttstock is probably an old replacement. Receiver is very nicely engraved by L.D. Nimschke in his typical bold flowing foliate arabesque patterns with extremely fine pearled or punch-dot background. Left sideplate has the oval vignette with the inscription in script “Don / Pio Pico / RANCHO / SANTA / MARGARITA / 1873”. Right side is elaborately engraved with flowing intertwined foliate arabesque patterns with both sides having dbl chip borders which also extend around the rear edge and top tang. Top of the receiver is matching engraved with a wonderful sunburst pattern over the receiver ring. Quite unusually the bbl bands are matching engraved as is the buttplate tang. Bottom of the carrier is engraved in diamond & dot patterns. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is marked with a “V” and “XXX”. Both sides of the tangs & interior of the receiver retain strong silver plating as does inside the buttplate. Top tang channel of the buttstock is marked with the matching SN which may be spurious as it appears the buttstock is a replacement because the wood in the buttstock is not 3X quality and the finish is a different color, which does not match the quality of the forearm which does appear to be 2-3X quality. The matching number is also found inside the toe of the buttplate and unusually, the “5” in the SN is stamped upside down. Pio Pico was a very famous, if controversial, resident of Southern California and the last governor of Mexican California (1845-46), before Mexico lost the war with the United States and California became an American possession in 1846. Mr. Pico was born Pio de Jesus Pico, IV on May 5, 1801 at the Mission San Gabriel, California. In 1810 the Pico Family moved to San Diego where Pio grew up. In 1820 Pio opened a small store in San Diego to support his family. In about 1826 he became active in local politics and in about 1828 apparently became a sort of revolutionary. In 1829 he was granted a rancho, which was confirmed in 1831. After a rebellion and defeat of Gov. Victoria in 1831, Pio was declared Governor for a period of a few months. In 1834 he married and in the same year took charge of the Mission San Luis Rey and remained in charge until 1840. In 1837 he led an unsuccessful revolt against the then Governor Alvarado and in 1838 finished third in a contest for Governor. In 1841 he and his brother Andres obtained a grant for the Rancho San Onofre y Santa Margarita which was 89,742 acres. In 1844 he and Andres obtained the Las Flores Rancho bringing their total acreage to 133,440 acres and renamed the property Santa Margarita y Las Flores. This property later became, and still remains, Camp Pendleton. Also in 1844 the struggle between Northern & Southern California continued and Pio Pico led the opposition to Governor Micheltorena and on Feb. 15, 1845 Pio Pico was declared the legal Governor of California which was confirmed on Sept. 3, 1845 by the Mexican President Jose Herrera, which title he held until California surrendered to the Americans on July 4, 1846. Pio Pico fled to Mexico to avoid surrendering to Gen. Fremont and did not return until 1848 after the armistice was signed. He was able to reclaim his property and additionally purchased Rancho Paso de Bartolo Viejo, 8,891 acres for $4,642.00. The brothers became immensely wealthy supplying beef to the Northern California gold fields along with other ranching interests. In 1853 Pio Pico became a Los Angeles City Councilman around which time the Board of Land Commissioners met to review the Mexican land grants. The brothers were immensely successful and wound up with a total of 532,000 acres making them some of the richest men in California. Over the ensuing years Pio Pico continued ranching, became a stockholder in the Los Angeles Petroleum Refining Co., which later became Standard Oil of California. During this time he also built the Pico House in 1870, a luxury 3-story brick hotel in Los Angeles which cost $50,000 to build and $35,000 to furnish. His fortunes began to decline and he eventually lost all of his properties and died Sept. 11, 1894. Numerous buildings, streets, towns and other entities are named for this unusual man who rose from abject poverty, uneducated, to become a famous & wealthy person. His Pio Pico mansion still stands today and is a state park. Accompanied by three small pamphlets about the man and Pio Pico Mansion. Also accompanied by four small hardbound and one paperback books regarding Pio Pico and his life & accomplishments. Additionally accompanied by copies of four photographs of Pio Pico, one of which includes his wife and two young women. Also accompanied by a 3-page letter from noted Winchester historian & author, George Madis, who details most of the information about this carbine as above. PROVENANCE: Barnes Family Collection. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl, magazine tube, bbl bands, lever & hammer are a cleaned silver/brown patina; magazine tube has a ding on the muzzle end; receiver & sideplates show moderate edge wear with some light wear to the engraving and overall retain a medium mustard patina; buttplate is a matching condition & patina. Stock has a cracked toe with several gouges on the bottom along with other nicks, scratches & dings and a repair to the right side of the comb and overall retains about 80% orig varnish with a halo from the saddle ring; the orig forearm has a gouge on the right side, otherwise is sound and retains 60-70% orig varnish. Hammer will not catch at full cock, otherwise mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-47652 JR215 (35,000-45,000)

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RARE 1ST MODEL FLAT SIDE WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 14069. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Standard early carbine with 20″ bbl, full magazine, integral magazine band/front sight and early, thick forearm band. It has Henry’s and King’s Patent bbl markings & a Spencer style carbine ladder rear sight with flat tension spring. Left side of the receiver has a staple & ring. Mounted with uncheckered, nicely figured American walnut with straight stock & crescent brass buttplate with trap. Receiver & forearm are the early flat-side style with flat loading gate. SN is found on left side of lower tang under the wood. Matching SN is found in top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Receiver, top tang & buttplate tang are after-market engraved in deep “L.D. Nimschke” style with a Mexican eagle on the left side plate and an empty panel on the right, all surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns that have pearled background. Bottom of the carrier is engraved in Nimschke-style hunter’s star and the area around the timing screws and surrounding area are engraved with spurious “LDN” initials in a ribbon. Accompanied by an orig 4-pc brass and steel cleaning rod. This carbine was produced in 1866 while Winchester was still making the Henry rifle and it has attributes of the Henry rifle. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine tube retain a dark, plummy brown artificially aged patina. Receiver and buttplate show heavy edge wear and retain a dark mustard patina. Wood is sound with the forearm moderately to heavily stained and several nicks and scratched on the buttstock and overall retains a hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine. Strong bright bore with scattered fine pitting. 4-47605 JR114 (7,500-12,500)

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1096

RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 FLAT SIDE SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 14567. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Standard early carbine with 20″ bbl, full magazine, integral magazine band/front sight and early, thick forearm band. It has Henry’s and King’s patent bbl markings and a 2 position flip rear sight graduated 100-300-500 yards. Left side of the receiver has a staple and ring. It is mounted with uncheckered, nicely figured American walnut with straight stock and crescent brass buttplate with trap containing an orig 3-pc brass and steel cleaning rod. Receiver and forearm are the early flatside style with flat loading gate. SN is found on left side of lower tang under the wood. Matching SN is found in top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Receiver, top tang and buttplate tang are after market engraved in deep “L.D. Nimschke” style with a Mexican eagle on the left side plate and nearly full coverage foliate arabesque patterns on the right side, all with pearled background. Bottom of carrier is engraved in Nimschke-style flower blossom and has his distinctive foliate patterns between the timing screws. This carbine was produced in 1866 while Winchester was still making the Henry rifle and it has attributes of the Henry rifle. CONDITION: Fine. No orig finish remains with the bbl and magazine tube being a thin, plummy brown patina. Receiver and buttplate show heavy edge wear and retain a medium mustard patina. Wood is sound with light nicks and scratches and retains an even restored finish. Mechanics are fine. Worn, dark bore. 4-47606 JR115 (7,500-12,500)

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1097

FINE WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 126975. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Standard carbine with 20″ rnd bbl, full magazine, integral front band/front sight & 2 position flip rear sight. Forearm band is thick first type & left side of receiver has a staple & ring. Mounted with nicely figured, uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock & brass buttplate with trap containing an orig 3-pc brass & steel cleaning rod. Stock & buttplate have last four digits of matching SN. This carbine was produced in 1876 at the very height of the Great Westward Expansion of Manifest Destiny when any cartridge firearm was in great demand by the pioneers. Model 1866 rifles & carbines were extraordinarily popular & usually saw extensive hard service frequently with little or no maintenance and are rarely found today with high orig finish. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching including stock & buttplate. Bbl, magazine tube & bbl bands retain strong orig blue with about 1/3 of the middle section of the bbl a plum blue/brown patina. Receiver and buttplate retain sharp edges & a crisp medium to dark mustard patina. Loading gate retains most of its orig fire blue. Lever & hammer retain strong case colors on the sides with traces of case colors on the edges. Bolt & bolt face also retain some factory blue with bright blue on the extractor. Wood is sound with light nicks & scratches and retains most of its orig oil finish. Mechanics are crisp. Bright shiny bore with a few small spots of pitting. Cleaning rod is extremely fine. 4-49591 JR148 (20,000-30,000)

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WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 46528. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Standard carbine with 20″ rd bbl, full magazine, integral front band/front sight, early thick forearm band & 2 position flip rear sight. Left side of the receiver has a staple & ring. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock & brass carbine buttplate with trap. Top left front of the receiver is marked with a tiny Belgian proof. Bbl has Winchester & King’s Patent 2-line address. CONDITION: Good to very good. Bbl & magazine tube retain blue in sheltered areas with the balance a cleaned artificially aged patina. Receiver & side plates have draw filed & cleaned. Lever & hammer retain heat applied colors. Buttplate is a cleaned brass patina. Wood is sound with a couple of minor scratches, a few light nicks & dings and retains about all of a dark refinish. Mechanics are fine. Strong sharp bore with moderate pitting. 4-48619 JR143 (5,000-8,000)

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WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 125029. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Standard carbine with 20″ rnd bbl, full magazine, integral front band/front sight, 2-position flip rear sight & first-type thick forearm band. Bbl has Winchester & King’s Patent 2-line address. Left side receiver has a staple & ring. Mounted with nicely figured, uncheckered, slab sawed American walnut with straight stock and brass carbine buttplate with trap. This carbine is typical of those which saw hard frontier service, primarily in the American west. CONDITION: Fair to good. No orig finish remains with the steel a cleaned gray brown patina with scattered fine surface rust. Receiver & buttplate show heavy wear with rounded corners & retain an outstanding dark brass patina, lightly cleaned on the left side plate. Lever latch is a very old brass replacement. It appears that one or more of the timing screw springs is either very weak or broken as the lever is loose for the first couple inches of travel, otherwise mechanics are fine. Worn dark bore. 4-48893 JR144 (2,000-3,000)

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WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 23657. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Standard carbine with 20″ rd bbl, full magazine, integral front band/front sight, thick first-type forearm band & 2 position flip rear sight. Bbl has Winchester & King’s Patent 2-line address. Left side of the receiver has a staple & ring. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock & crescent brass buttplate with trap that contains a 3-pc brass & iron cleaning rod. These carbines were the first successful short repeaters & were immediately adopted for use on the American frontier & usually saw hard and continuous service under adverse conditions, rarely with any maintenance. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain blue in sheltered areas with the balance a plum blue patina with moderate surface rust, probably from long term storage in a saddle scabbard. Receiver & buttplate have good edges with light nicks & scratches, tight side plates and retain a wonderful dark mustard patina. Lever & hammer also retain a dark brown patina. Bolt face is missing the center plug. Stock has a gouge in the comb with light nicks and scratches, shows moderate wear & retains a hand worn patina. Rod is fine with a dark plum patina. Mechanics are fine. Strong dark bore with moderate pitting. 4-48639 JR142 (5,000-8,000)

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LATE WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 157823. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Standard carbine with 20″ rd bbl, full magazine, late style front band with square base front sight and a broken, late, replacement marbles carbine rear sight. Bbl has Winchester & King’s Patent 2-line address. Left side of the receiver has staple & ring. Mounted with uncheckered, slab sawed American walnut with straight stock & brass carbine buttplate with trap. This carbine is typical of frontier used arms that was probably in the saddle scabbard on the American frontier. CONDITION: Fair to good. No orig finish remains with the bbl & magazine tube thin, cleaned silver brown patina. Receiver & buttplate show heavy wear with rounded corners has saddle ring wear on the receiver & has been recently polished. Lever & hammer are a dark patina. Stock has a crack in the wrist otherwise wood is sound with usual nicks & scratches and retains a dark hand worn patina. One or both of the timing screws are either broken or weak as the lever is loose for the first inch of travel. Trigger spring is a replacement. Mechanics are fine. Strong bore with moderate pitting. 4-48640 JR145 (2,000-3,000)

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1102
Revised: 10/2/2013

Stock and buttplate are old replacements. Stock is not numbered and buttplate has mismatched number.

SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION MUSKET. SN 41505. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Standard musket with 27″ rd bbl, full magazine & square base front sight with 900 yd Henry style ladder rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with 3/4″ length forearm and straight stock with brass carbine/musket buttplate with trap. Rifle has 3 bands and has a saber bayonet lug on the upper band & sling wire on the middle band. Bottom of the stock has a corresponding factory sling swivel. Saber bayonet lugs on Model 1866 Muskets are somewhat rare with the bayonets for them even more rare. Winchester had hoped to get large military contracts for this musket & although the government did buy a few the large contracts never materialized. Muskets remained in production right through the end of this model with most being sold for Guard & Security forces. Turkey did buy a few of them to arm their military but never followed through with a large contract. CONDITION: Good to very good. Bbl, magazine tube & appended steel fittings retain a smooth, even brown patina. Middle and lower bbl bands have had their screws replaced with pins. Receiver & buttplate show moderate wear with light nicks & scratches and retain a wonderful dark mustard patina. Top of the receiver ring has a small casting flaw. Wood is sound showing heavy use with nicks, scratches & bruises. Buttstock retains most of an old restored finish. Forearm has a long scratch down the right side & retains a dark hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine. Strong bore with good shine and light pitting. 4-47638 JR146 (3,500-5,500)

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WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION MUSKET. SN 32647. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Standard musket with 27″ rd bbl, full magazine & square base front sight/bayonet lug with 900 yd Henry style ladder rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with 3/4″ length forearm and straight stock with brass carbine/musket buttplate with trap. Rifle has 3 bands with a sling wire on the middle band. Bottom of the stock has a corresponding factory sling swivel. Winchester had hoped to get large military contracts for the ’66 musket & although the government did buy a few the large contracts never materialized. Muskets remained in production right through the end of this model with most being sold for Guard & Security forces. Turkey did buy a few of them to arm their military but never followed through with a large contract. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl, magazine tube & steel parts retain a dark, even plummy brown patina with traces of orig blue in sheltered areas. Receiver & buttplate retain good edges with a few light nicks & scratches and a series of small dings on the front side flats. Receiver & buttplate at one time were polished & are now beginning to acquire a light patina. Wood is sound with a few light nicks & dings and retains about all of a recent refinish. Mechanics are fine. Strong, sharp bore with moderate pitting. 4-47642 JR141 (3,000-4,000)

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1104

EXTREMELY RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 ‘1 OF 1000’ LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 25827. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). First model, 2nd type ’73, with 30″ oct bbl, full magazine, German silver Rocky Mtn. front sight and early style, short, semi-buckhorn rear sight with checkered edges. Receiver is first type with second type impressed thumbprint mortised dust cover. Mounted with 3-4/X center crotch, flame grain American walnut that has early style checkered forearm and straight stock with crescent steel butt plate. Right side of buttstock is inlaid with an unusual shaped silver plaque that is mostly round with pointed ears front & rear, 2-1/4″ wide x 1-5/8″ high, secured with five pins and beautifully engraved in acanthus & foliate patterns, with a blank initial panel in the center. Center is hand-scratched with two sets of initials which appear to be “CGB” and “CDB”. There is also an “R” on front ear. Receiver has sgl set trigger. Left side of lower tang is marked with assembly number “191” which number is also found in top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Bbl, over the chamber area, is engraved in typical ‘1 of 1000’ style, having foliate arabesque patterns on the top, side and side flats and in script “One of One Thousand”. There is also a silver band adjacent to the receiver and another around the muzzle. Top flat and all exposed flats around muzzle are engraved to match. Accompanied by Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle with 30″ oct bbl, set trigger, checkered stock, case hardened, ‘1 of 1000’, received in warehouse March 7, 1877 and shipped March 8, 1877 to Order #8474. The book The Story of The Winchester 1 of 1000 and 1 of 100 Rifles, Lewis, on p. 25 lists this rifle by SN with the above information. It also lists SN 25829 in identical configuration, shipped same day to same order. Pages 60 & 61 of the referenced publication discusses SN 25829 and pictures it with a windage adjustable Beech’s front sight and thick base tang sight. The caption states that #25829 was found in a second hand store in Redding, CA “where it lay among numerous junk guns”. This rifle, SN 25827, was similarly found, only very recently, in a small gun collection in Kentucky. According to a chart on p. 58 of Winchester The Golden Age of American Gun Making and the Winchester 1 of 1000, Wilson, of the 133 ‘1 of 1000’ Models 1873, there were only thirteen with 30″ bbls; 111 were case hardened, 112 were checkered, 120 had set triggers, along with other unassociated information. Page 84 of the Wilson book also pictures #25829. Both of the referenced publications state that there were 132 or 133 ‘1 of 1000’ rifles produced out of the approx. 720,000 Models 1873 manufactured between April 1875 and April 1893. Only a few of the ‘1 of 1000’ rifles out of that total are known today. CONDITION: Very good to fine, all matching. No orig finish remains being an overall mottled plummy/brown patina on the bbl, magazine tube & forend cap; receiver has been lightly cleaned with a thin mottled brown patina and traces of silvered case colors; lever, hammer & buttplate are also a dark brown patina with pitting on heel & tang of buttplate; set trigger needs adjusting and the dust cover may be an old replacement but, regardless, it is orig Winchester equipment. Stock has some tiny chips in the toe and a hairline in stock back of top tang, otherwise wood is sound showing heavy wear on the checkering with light nicks & scratches and retains a hand worn patina. Plaque in the right side is dark oxidized silver. Hammer will not hold at full cock when operated by the lever but will hold when cocked manually, otherwise mechanics are fine, strong, sharp bore with fine pitting. This is an opportunity for the collector to obtain an authentic & very real 1873 ‘1 of 1000’ without having to mortgage the property or sell the first born. 4-47859 JR122 (100,000-150,000)

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1105

DELUXE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER 2ND MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 85007. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Fine special order 2nd model rifle with 24-1/4″ oct to rnd bbl, button mag, German silver Rocky Mountain front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight and a thick base adjustable tang sight with 4″ staff. Receiver has screwed-on dust cover rail with 3rd type dust cover and also has single-set trigger. Mounted with 2-3X, highly figured American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and black insert serpentine grip buttstock that has crescent buttplate with trap. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is marked “XX” and assembly number “4202”. Matching assembly number is found in the top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle with 1/2 oct bbl, set trigger, 1/2 magazine, checkered stock with pistol grip and case hardened, received in warehouse Apr 12, 1882 and shipped the same day to order #32276. Given that this rifle was produced in 1882 which was the height of the great westward expansion of Manifest Destiny, while the Indian Wars were still underway and repeating firearms were in great demand it is very probable that this rifle may have gone west with a pioneer or could possibly have been used by and outlaw or member of law enforcement on the frontier. Firearms of that era usually saw very hard service under harsh circumstances and are rarely found with high original finish. CONDITION: Very fine, all original. Bbl retains about 96-97% strong original blue with 3 or 4 scattered small spots of fine pinprick pitting and wear primarily on the sharp edges. Receiver retains most of its orig case colors, moderately faded with some fine surface etching on the right side plate. Lever retains about all of its orig case colors, strong and bright on the sides, moderately faded on the outer faces. Hammer retains strong case colors. Buttplate retains about all of its very strong case colors, turned a little silver on the tang. Wood is sound with a few scattered light nicks and scratches and retains about 96-97% bright orig piano varnish finish on the buttstock and about 60% on the forearm with the balance turned dull from hand wear. Checkering shows light to moderate diamond point wear. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shine bore, may have been fired, but if so, very little. Bolt face and loading gate retain most of their orig finish. 4-49303 JR240 (22,500-32,500)

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SCARCE 1ST MODEL, 2ND TYPE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 25486. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Standard grade rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight and altered, early semi-buckhorn rear sight that has had the upright filed flat. Receiver is first type with mortised dust cover that has impressed thumbprint. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate with trap. Accompanied by a U.S. Cavalry carbine boot with manufacturer’s 2-line cartouche on the left side. First Model ’73 rifles are fairly scarce and seldom encountered. These were the first truly successful center fire repeating rifles and were quickly adopted by frontiersman, cattlemen & western folks from all walks of life. They usually saw extended hard service on the frontier under extreme conditions usually with little or no maintenance and are rarely found with orig finish. CONDITION: Fair to good. No orig finish remains being an overall silvery brown patina simply from hard use. However, it shows only moderate wear. Loading gate retains dark blue. Wood is sound with numerous nicks, dings & scratches with forearm being a lightly cleaned patina and the buttstock, dark oil stained around the wrist with traces of orig finish and a handworn patina. Mechanics are fine. Strong bore with moderate to heavy pitting. Carbine boot is dry & stiff with a lightly crackled dark oiled finish. Straps are all intact. 4-49594 JR119 (2,500-3,500)

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SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 SMALL BORE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 370031. Cal. 22 Short. Standard grade rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, combination front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight and thick base tang sight with 4″ staff. Mounted with very nicely figured, uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate without trap. Inside magazine tube is original. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms there were only 19,552 Model 1873 rifles chambered in both 22 Short & 22 Long, in two bbl lengths produced in the period 1884-1904. These rifles are rarely found today with orig magazine tube or with high orig finish. Apparently they were regarded as a boy’s or lady’s rifle and accorded less respect than large bore rifles used by men. Additionally it is extremely rare to find one with a bright bore. Accompanied by Cody Firearms Museum letter listing the gun with an oct bbl rifle in .22 caliber w/ plain trigger, shipped on Jan. 1, 1891 CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 96-98% strong orig blue turning a little plummy on magazine tube; receiver retains about 93-95% bright orig blue, a little thin on the bottom front edge and sides of the front; hammer retains strong case colors as does the lever which has faded on outer faces; buttplate has faded to silver patina. Wood is sound with light storage & handling marks with buttstock retaining most of its bright orig finish and the forearm about 60-65% orig finish with balance a hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore. 4-46856 (10,000-20,000)

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FINE WINCHESTER 2ND MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 68414. Cal.44 WCF (44-40). Standard grade rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, 1/2 nickel front sight and early, short, semi-buckhorn rear sight with checkered edges. Receiver has screwed-on dust cover rail with 3rd type dust cover and single set trigger. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut and crescent buttplate with trap containing an orig 4-pc all steel cleaning rod. This rifle was produced in 1881 at the height of the great migration west when any repeating firearm was in great demand, especially those in calibers that used the same ammunition as handguns. Not only were these firearms in great demand by the pioneers they were also highly sought after by individuals in law enforcement and those on the other side of the law. In that era transportation was entirely on horseback, by wagon or buggy, all of which exposed those firearms to inclement weather and harsh condition usually resulting in rapid loss of original finish. Few of the firearms of that era are found today with high orig finish. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain 95-97% bright orig blue with only very light sharp edge wear and a few scattered spots of surface discoloration. Receiver retains about 75% glossy orig blue, the loss areas flaked, not worn to a dark patina. Dust cover retains about 95% bright blue. Lever and hammer retain most of their orig case colors, turned dark. Buttplate retains 70-75% faded case colors. Wood is sound with 3 or 4 small bruises in buttstock and a small chip in the forearm with light nicks and scratches and over all retains most of it’s original oil finish on buttstock and about 50% on the forearm with the balance a hand worn patina. Trigger needs adjustment, otherwise mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, shows very little use. Cleaning rod is fine. 4-49351 JR243 (5,500-8,500)

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WINCHESTER 3rd MODEL 1873 DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 286306. Cal. 32 WCF (32-20). Scarce ’73 deluxe with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine Rocky Mountain front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with very nicely figured, about 2x shell and flame grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and black insert, serpentine pistol grip stock with crescent buttplate without trap. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is marked “XX” and the assembly number “2319”. Matching assembly number is also found in top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Grip has had a very clever repair through the wrist which utilizes a draw bolt in the front of the wrist which extends into the lightening hole through the butt and is completely invisible from the outside. The 32-20 ctg was generally considered underpowered and most often thought of as a ladies garden gun or a boy’s small game rifle and as such usually were neglected for maintenance and frequently were unintentionally abused by these inexperienced shooters. As such they are most often found with very little orig finish. CONDITION: Very good to fine, all matching. Overall the metal retains a dark plummy blue/brown patina with traces of silvered case colors on the receiver. Hammer retains strong case colors on the left side. The wood, with repaired stock as noted above, is otherwise sound with usual nicks scratches and dings. Buttstock retains most of its orig piano varnish finish with some dark staining around the wrist and buttplate. Forearm retains about 75% orig varnish, dark and oil stained at the carry point. Mechanics are fine, worn dark bore. 4-49332 JR244 (4,000-7,000)

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SCARCE WINCHESTER SEMI-DELUXE MODEL 1873 LEVEL ACTION RIFLE. SN 192605. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Fine 73 with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, ivory bead combination front sight, semi buckhorn rear sight & rare sgl screw, adjustable lollipop rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered, about 3X, center crotch, flame grain American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate that has a trap containing an orig brass & steel 4-pc cleaning rod. Left side of the lower tang, under the wood, is unmarked. However, the top tang channel of the buttstock has the assembly number 552, which number is also found inside toe of buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle with oct bbl, plain trigger and “fancy stock”, received in the warehouse Sept 28, 1885, and shipped the same day to order no. 844. While Model 73’s are not necessarily uncommon and checkered deluxe versions are scarce, those rifles in this configuration with fancy uncheckered wood are quite rare. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl retains about 90% strong orig blue with light sharp edge wear and some light thinning around the muzzle and at the carry point over the chamber area. Magazine tube contains about 95% dull orig blue and the forend cap 95-96% glossy orig blue. Receiver retains 88-90% orig blue with candy striping on both sides with edge wear with thinning at the carry point on the bottom and top front edges. Hammer retains strong case colors and the lever faded case colors in sheltered areas turned silver elsewhere. Buttplate is a silver patina. Wood is sound with usual nicks and scratches, mostly in the finish, with losses around the receiver area on the wrist and overall retains about 85% strong orig piano varnish finish. Forearm is also sound and retains about 30% orig varnish with the balance a hand worn patina. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore with a few small spots of very light pitting. Receiver sight is loose mechanically but completely orig and retains about 92-93% orig blue. 4-49376 JR297 (7,000-12,000)

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WINCHESTER 3RD MODEL 1873 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 210960. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Standard carbine with 20″ rnd bbl, full magazine, barleycorn front sight and 2000 yd carbine ladder rear sight. Left side of receiver has a staple & ring. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock and carbine buttplate with trap. Right side of buttstock has a beautifully carved arrowhead. Receiver and bbl are marked with the WP proof which did not come into effect until late 1905 with the earliest known so proofed 1873 in the 360,000 serial range. The caliber marking on this carbine is also late style. Caliber markings in the serial range of this carbine should be “44 W.C.F.”. All this information leads to the speculation that this carbine was factory refinished with a new bbl added some time after 1905. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain most of their strong factory restored finish and bbl bands are mostly a gray patina. Receiver retains about 65-70% strong factory-style blue with most of the losses on right side and right side plate. Hammer is blued and the lever retains traces of blue. Buttplate is a cleaned gray metal patina with scattered fine pitting around the heel. Stock has a chip by the receiver, otherwise wood is sound and retains most of an old restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, strong, sharp bore with good shine and moderate pitting. 4-49334 JR242 (3,000-5,000)

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*WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 3RD MODEL LEVER ACTION MUSKET. SN 571049. Cal 44 WCF (44-40). Standard 3-band musket with 30″ bbl, full magazine, square base front sight/bayonnet lug and 900 yd musket ladder rear sight. Mounted with very nicely figured, uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock & carbine/musket buttplate with trap. There were about 721,000 Model 1873 firearms produced and according to the referenced publication only 5% were muskets. Extrapolation of those figures shows that there were only about 36,000 muskets produced. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl & magazine tube contain 98-99% strong orig blue and the receiver 88-90% glossy orig blue with the loss areas flaked, not worn, to a light patina with some light candy striping. Lever retains most of its orig case colors, strong on the sides, turning silver on the outer faces. Hammer retains brilliant case colors. Wood is sound with a couple of very minor storage & handling nicks and retains virtually all of its brilliant oil finish. Loading gate retains about all of its bright fire blue. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Appears to be unfired. 4-47828 JR117 (6,500-8,000)

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RARE WINCHESTER THIRD MODEL LEVER ACTION MUSKET. SN 445789. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Standard grade musket with 30″ rnd bbl, full magazine, square base front sight/socket bayonet lug and 800-yard musket ladder rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered, nicely figured American walnut with full length forearm and straight stock that has carbine/musket buttplate with trap containing a 5-pc brass & iron cleaning rod. Forearm has three bands secured with screws with the upper band having the rare saber bayonet lug. Middle band has a sling loop with corresponding loop in the buttstock. Bottom of carrier is crudely engraved “M. = Kloos”. Accompanied by an orig saber bayonet with 20-3/16″ Yataghan blade that has brass handle with feathered body & eagle head pommel along with its brass & leather scabbard. Also accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this musket in caliber 44 with saber bayonet, received in warehouse Feb. 9, 1893 and shipped next day, no order number indicated. Also accompanied by copies of pp. 172 & 173 of Winchester’s New Model of 1873 A Tribute Volume II, Gordon, which pictures the carrier of this musket on p. 172 and right side of the receiver on p. 173, both photos identified by SN. According to The Winchester Book, Madis, Model ’73 muskets with saber bayonet lugs are extremely rare, most were equipped for socket bayonets. There were about 721,000 Model 1873 firearms produced and according to the referenced publication only 5% were muskets. Extrapolation of those figures shows that there were only about 36,000 muskets produced and of those, very few were equipped with saber bayonets. CONDITION: Good. Traces of orig finish remain on the receiver, around the sideplates, with the balance of the metal a dark plummy brown patina. Stock has a couple of chips around the wrist, a hairline on each side of the wrist and a series of heavy bruises on the comb, otherwise the wood is sound showing heavy use with nicks & dings and heavy wear on the forearm and retains about 60% original finish on the buttstock and a hand worn patina on the forearm. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with good shine, frosty & dark in the grooves. Bayonet blade has been cleaned with a few small spots of pitting; handle is a cleaned light yellow patina; scabbard has an open seam with light crackling and retains about 80% orig finish; throat & tip have a few small dents. 4-47636 JR225 (3,000-5,000)

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SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 SMALL BORE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 346598. Cal. 22 Short. Standard grade rifle with 24-1/4″ rnd bbl, full magazine, 1/2 nickel front sight, and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock and crescent buttplate. There were only 19,552 of these small bore ’73s produced in the period 1884-1904 in 2 bbl lengths with a few in deluxe configuration. Given that they were small bore they were considered to be ladies or boys rifles and were rarely afforded regular or any maintenance at all and in the hands of inexperienced shooters usually saw hard abusive service and are rarely found today with any orig finish. CONDITION: Very good to fine, all original. Bbl and magazine tube retain about 95% plum blue patina. Receiver retains blue in sheltered areas being mostly a plumy patina with a few light nicks and scratches on the left side. Lever and hammer retain dark case colors and the buttplate is a dark brown patina. Wood is sound with nicks, dings and scratches and the buttstock retains about 75% orig varnish. Forearm retains about 60% orig varnish with the balance a hand worn patina. Extractor on bolt is missing, otherwise mechanics are fine, worn dark bore. Inside magazine tube is orig. 4-49196 JR241 (2,000-3,000)

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SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 SMALL BORE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 296949. Cal 22 Short. Standard grade rifle with 24-1/4″ rnd bbl, full magazine, Lyman ivory bead hunting front sight & semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate without trap. Bottom of the carrier is marked “22CAL/Short”. Inside magazine tube is original. This model was the first repeating 22 rifle manufactured in the U.S. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms, there were about 19,522 of these rifles manufactured in the period 1884-1904. Although these rifles are full sized they were considered to be “boys” rifles and were treated accordingly, usually showing hard use with little maintenance. Small bore firearms of that era were very difficult to clean and consequently bores of these rifles are usually not good. CONDITION: Very good. No orig finish remains with bbl & magazine tube showing an artificially aged patina with dressed out wrench marks on the bbl over the chamber area. Receiver retains a mottled silvery brown patina with a few small nicks & dings. One timing screw is a replacement & another is battered. Some of the receiver screws are also replacements. Wood is sound with a repair in the forearm and with a few minor nicks & scratches and retains a restored finish. Mechanics are fine. Worn, dark bore. 4-48622 JR118 (3,000-5,000)

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SPECTACULAR JOSEPH CUSTOM ENGRAVED DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 163647. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Exceptional custom engraved rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, button magazine, half nickel front sight with screw, semi-buckhorn rear sight and thick base tang sight. It has sgl set trigger and the buttstock & forend cap have factory sling eyes. Mounted with exceptional flame grain, center crotch American walnut with H-style checkering and straight stock with smooth steel buttplate. Rifle is engraved by master engraver, Joseph, of Cody, Wyoming in extraordinary full coverage foliate arabesque patterns on the receiver that all have fine matted background. The side plates and front side panels are in the white. Left side plate is engraved with an incredibly detailed 6-horse stagecoach with driver & shotgun guard. Left front panel depicts a masked bandit on horseback holding a rifle with six-gun on his hip. Right side plate is equally incredibly detailed depicting a pony express rider entering the gates of a fort with Indians in the background. The pony express rider is in the process of dismounting his horse with another man holding the horse and two additional men closing the gates of fort, with a barking dog in the foreground. Right front side panel depicts an Indian on horseback. Top front of the receiver is engraved with a spread-winged eagle. Top & bottom of receiver are engraved in matching foliate arabesque patterns with spectacular foliate & floral patterns on the carrier. Dust cover is engraved to match with geometric patterns in the center. Dust cover rail is also engraved in geometric patterns. Front & rear edges of receiver and sides of lever are inlaid with flat gold wire and it has a narrow gold band around front edge of receiver, chamber end of bbl and around the muzzle which is also inlaid with foliate & floral gold wire. Lever is beautifully engraved in a variety of patterns and the butt plate has full coverage engraving. The artist’s signature appears on the dust cover rail. This cataloger is personally acquainted with the artist, Joseph, and has examined numerous examples of his work and can say, unequivocally, that this is one of his finest pieces. Accompanied by a Buffalo Bill Historical Center letter which identifies this rifle with oct bbl, set trigger, checkered stock, shotgun butt, half magazine, case hardened with graduated peep and knife blade sight, received in warehouse Oct. 3, 1884 and shipped same day. Repaired & returned Sept. 19, 1900 and Oct. 10, 1901. Also accompanied by numerous letters of correspondence from the artist to the consignor’s father, with smoke pulls of the work in progress and an invoice dated Dec. 6, 1986 from the artist in the amount of $6,000. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Overall retains virtually all of its spectacular custom finish with bright blues and brilliant case colors on the hammer & trigger. Wood is sound and retains about all of its brilliant custom finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore, frosty in the grooves. 4-47862 JR120 (7,500-12,500)

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EXTRAORDINARY AFRICAN GAME SCENE CUSTOM JOSEPH ENGRAVED & GOLD INLAID WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 10052. Cal. 50 Ex. (50-95). Spectacular Joseph engraved deluxe ’76 with rare 24″ oct to rnd bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight and “1876” marked ladder rear sight. Mounted with exceptional flame grain custom American walnut, H-style checkered with straight grip & crescent buttplate with trap. Rifle is extraordinarily engraved by master engraver, Joseph, from Cody, Wyoming and should be considered his single finest example of the engraver’s art. Receiver & side plates are wonderfully engraved with two running gold cheetahs on left side plate attacking a running spiral horned antelope in a very detailed plains scene with hills in the background. Left front flat shows an extraordinary raised, relief engraved gold male African lion shoulder bust, a flat gold wildebeest and a flat gold spiral horned antelope. All surrounded by extremely fine detailed, intertwined foliate arabesque patterns with smooth artistically offset panels on the front flat. Side plate & receiver are equally beautifully outlined by very fine border patterns. Right side plate is engraved with a very highly detailed raised gold leopard descending a tree with a plains scene in the background. Right front flat exhibits an incredible raised gold running lioness and two flat gold long horn antelopes, all with matching surrounding engraving & borders to the left side. Bottom center of the right front panel is signed “JOSEPH 88”. Top front of receiver is engraved with an incredibly detailed bull Cape buffalo head. All other areas of the receiver have semi-relief intertwined patterns with fine shaded background. Bottom of carrier is spectacular with the relief engraved head of a spiral horned antelope, crossed elephant tusks and foliate patterns with the caliber marking on a panel of foliate patterns. Lever, hammer, forend cap & buttplate are all engraved to match. Top flat of bbl, over chamber area is inlaid in flat gold “.50 CAL. EXPRESS” and top of dust cover is inlaid in flat gold “WINCHESTER” inside a gold wire elliptical shape. The muzzle of the bbl is inlaid with three wide gold bands. Buttplate has hand checkered heel & toe with the tang engraved in extremely fine detailed foliate & floral patterns with a very fine shaded area. Dust cover rail is engraved in geometric patterns with the top rear of receiver very finely shaded. Altogether one of the most incredible custom engraved Winchesters ever brought to market. Accompanied by a small packet of sample drawings from Joseph to the consignor’s father who commissioned the rifle along with photographs, a letter from Joseph regarding the wood and a letter from Herbert G. Houze to Joseph praising his work. Also accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle in Express caliber with 1/2 oct bbl, plain trigger, light, checkered stock and case hardened received in warehouse June 30, 1880 and shipped next day. Apparently the set trigger was overlooked in the shipping records. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Overall retains virtually 100% of its crisp custom finish to both metal & wood with bright blue and clean, crisp oil finish on the wood. Mechanics are crisp, strong dark bore with fine to moderate pitting. 4-47879 JR132 (8,500-12,500)

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Revised: 10/11/2013

Both rifles have Cody Firearms Museum worksheets and letter in current configuration.

EXTRAORDINARILY RARE CASED PAIR OF ENGLISH MARKED WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 LEVER ACTION DELUXE EXPRESS SHORT RIFLES. SN 9979 & 19511. Cal. 50 Express (50-95). Rifles are nearly identical with 22″ rnd bbls, Holland & Holland ramp front sights with 3-leaf, 2-folding, 1-standing Holland & Holland platinum line express rear sights and each has a thick base adjustable tang sight with 4″ staff. Rifles are 2nd Model with screwed-on dust cover rails and dust covers marked “WINCHESTER EXPRESS / .50 CAL. 95 GRS.” Levers are professionally leather covered in English style. They are both mounted with very highly figured 2-3X American walnut with checkered forearms, pistol grip stocks and smooth steel buttplates. Both forearms are in short rifle style of 8-3/8″ in length vs. the standard 9-3/8″. Both have black fleur-de-lis inlays in their gripcaps. Both have half magazines that appear to have been reduced from full length with flat magazine caps as would be found on a full length magazine, probably from the factory as rounded half magazine caps were probably not available at the time of manufacture. Both bbls have standard Winchester markings and both are engraved adjacent to the standard bbl marking “SIGHTED & REGULATED / BY HOLLAND & HOLLAND / 98 NEW BOND ST. / LONDON.W.”. Bbls & receivers are English proofed and carriers are marked “50-95”. 1) SN 9979: Has early style checkered forearm and a convex grip cap with the number “11” at the front right side of the wrist and “AFC” branded in right side of buttstock. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is marked “XX” and has assembly number “827” which number is also found in top tang channel of buttstock. Buttplate is unmarked but there is no doubt it is orig to this rifle, the fit is perfect. Dust cover is 2nd type with impressed thumb print. 2) SN 19511: Has H-style checkered forearm & serpentine grip cap and has “PHC” branded in right side of buttstock. Left side of lower tang is marked “XX” and has assembly number “211” which number is also found in top tang channel of buttstock. Buttplate is unmarked but is also absolutely orig to this rifle. Dust cover is 3rd type without thumbprint. Accompanied by an orig Holland & Holland blue felt lined dbl rifle leather trunk case compartmented in the bottom for the two rifles and a cartridge block in the left rear that contains 30 orig, non-hand stamped, copper tube cartridges. Front compartment contains a 2-pc brass & wood cleaning rod, a small wood-handled turn-screw and a cotton mop. Also included in the case is a large Holland & Holland pewter oil bottle and in another compartment is a small tin container with nickeled top containing four tang sight screws. Inside the lid has an orig Holland & Holland paper label. Top of case has a large empty brass medallion in the center and is branded toward the back edge “PERCY H. COOPER”. Top also has two very old partial labels, one of which is from a cutlery maker and addressed to “P. Cooper / Luna(?) House / Trafalgar Square / London”. The other label is from the “GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY / TORRE / TO / PADDINGTON”. Additionally accompanied by a set of early Winchester loading tools marked “EXPRESS”. Bullet mold is hollow point style that has had the hollow point groove permanently plugged with a pin. Also accompanied by a quantity of ammunition including one orig box of very rare 50-95 shot cartridges in 2-pc box that has red & white over-label “FOR SINGLE SHOT RIFLES ONLY” and “SHOT CARTRIDGES”. Additionally accompanied by five full boxes of orig Winchester ammunition in 20-rd boxes, one full box of Eley Bros. 50-95 cartridges and 27 loose rds of orig ammunition, a total of about 152 rds, most of which have copper tube lead bullets. Additionally accompanied by a letter from the secretary of Lord Lyon, Edinburgh, Scotland, dated 1973, which shows that Percy Hartshorne Copper lived at Bullwell Hall, Nottinghamshire, England and Carr House Doncaster. He was born in 1855 and died 1893. Also accompanied by Buffalo Bill Historical Center letters for both rifles which identify them in their current configuration and showing #9979 as having “short butt”(fitting only in one unique case compartment), received in warehouse April 21, 1880 and shipped next day with 10 other rifles with same specifications. #19511 received “inside finish”, proper for English orders, was received Dec. 14, 1881 and shipped next day. A letter from Holland & Holland states that they were unable to locate any record of any Winchester rifles that they had shot and regulated as they were not serialized by them. PROVENANCE: Rifles featured in Winchester Collector Magazine V.23 Issue 4 (Fall 2000.) CONDITION: 1) #9979 Fine. Bbl retains about 95% orig blue turning to patina; receiver & sideplates retain strong case colors in sheltered areas, moderately to heavily faded on sideplates, turned silver elsewhere; hammer retains strong case colors and the lever case colors in sheltered areas; leather covering on lever shows moderate to heavy wear. Wood is sound with a few light nicks & scratches, shows heavy wear on checkering and overall retains a dark handworn oil finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with fine pitting in the grooves. 2) #19511 Fine to very fine. Bbl retains mostly a plummy/blue patina with a thin spot around the rear sight; receiver & sideplates retain orig case colors in sheltered areas, mostly fading to silver; left sideplate appears to have at one time been polished and then torch-colored; hammer retains strong case colors and the lever faded case colors on the exposed areas. Wood is sound with normal handling & use nicks & scratches with the buttstock retaining generous amounts of its orig oil finish and the forearm a handworn oil finish with both stock & forearm showing moderate to heavy wear on checkering. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with a few scattered spots of pitting and a partial ring about 2″ from muzzle. Tang sights are both marked “76” with one retaining about 95% orig blue and the other about 75%. Ammunition is generally all good with some showing light oxidation; boxes all show wear & damage with three of the boxes missing part or all of their lids; mold is fine; loading tool is dark & has light rust. Case is solid with usual handling & storage nicks & scratches and retains a dark orig finish; interior is lightly faded & soiled. Altogether an unusual & extraordinarily rare set not likely to be encountered again. 4-48700 JR406 (45,000-75,000)

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RARE SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE WINCHESTER THIRD MODEL ‘BIG 50’ LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 52197. Cal. 50 Ex. (50-95). Beautiful deluxe rifle with 26″ oct bbl, button magazine, gold washed Beach’s combination front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight and an early Lyman combination tang sight with fine spiral knurled bbl. Dust cover is marked “WINCHESTER EXPRESS / .50 CAL. 95 GRS.” Mounted with very highly figured, about 2-3X, flame grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and black insert serpentine grip buttstock and smooth steel buttplate. Left side of lower tang is marked “XX” and with the assembly number “2515” which number is also found in top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle in Express caliber with oct bbl, plain trigger, checkered stock with pistol grip, Lyman & Beach sights, 1/2 magazine, case hardened and shotgun butt received in warehouse July 15, 1886 and shipped next day to Order #8103. Standard bbl length for the ‘Big 50’ caliber 1876 rifles was 26″. It should be noted that the vast majority of 50 caliber 1876 rifles were British proofed, having been sent to England & India. This rifle is not so proofed, apparently purchased for domestic use. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains about 90-92% strong orig blue with light sharp edge wear and a few scattered spots of surface discoloration; receiver, lever, hammer & forend cap retain most of their orig case colors, strong in sheltered areas, faded elsewhere but still strongly visible; screws are all fine and retain most of their orig blue; buttplate is a silver/brown patina. Wood is sound with scattered light nicks & scratches, some dark hand wear on rear of forearm and overall retains most of its bright, strong piano varnish finish with light diamond point wear on the stock and moderate wear on forearm. Mechanics are crisp, very bright shiny bore with a little scattered orange peel effect. 4-47876 JR128 (25,000-35,000)

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RARE DELUXE ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 EXPRESS LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 37862. Cal. 50 Ex.(50-95). Fine deluxe rifle with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, ivory bead Beach’s front sight, early short semi-buckhorn rear sight with checkered edges and a rare thick base combination tang sight with fine spiral knurled barrel. Left side of lower tang is marked “XXX” and the assembly number “1740”. Matching assembly number is also found in top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Mounted with very highly figured, about 3X, center crotch, flame grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and black insert, serpentine pistol grip buttstock that has crescent buttplate with trap. Receiver is very nicely engraved, about $4.00, and is signed on bottom tang, behind trigger slot “ULRICH” and appears to have the initials “CF” in front but the strike was very light and the initials are indistinguishable. Engraving consists of a bugling bull elk on left side surrounded by light foliate arabesque patterns with matching engraving on right side, top & bottom of receiver and buttplate tang. Dust cover has matching engraving and is inscribed “WINCHESTER EXPRESS / .50 CAL. 95 GRS.”. Forend cap is also lightly engraved and it is fitted with sgl set trigger. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle in Express caliber with oct bbl, set trigger, pistol grip, Lyman & Beach sights, engraved, received in warehouse Nov. 1, 1883 and shipped next day to Order #8062. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain a mottled silver/gray patina, as does the forend cap; receiver & sideplates are also a mottled silver/gray patina from faded case colors; hammer is cleaned gray metal patina; lever retains a couple of spots of case colors being mostly a dark patina. Wood is sound with a few light nicks & scratches and retains strong orig piano varnish finish with light wear on the checkering. Bottom tang wood screw is a replacement. Set trigger needs adjusting, otherwise mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. This exact rifle is pictured on p 159 of Wilson’s Winchester Engraving book. 4-48394 JR123 (17,500-27,500)

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RARE SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE WINCHESTER SECOND MODEL 1876 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 8099. Cal. 40-60. Early second model ’76 with rare special order 32″ heavy oct bbl, full magazine, Beach’s combination front sight, “1876” marked ladder rear sight and a thick base adjustable tang sight with 4″ staff. Receiver, with screwed-on dust cover rail and impressed thumb print dust cover, has sgl set trigger. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is marked “XX” and the assembly number “340” with matching assembly number also found in top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Mounted with beautiful flame grain American walnut that has early style checkered forearm & straight stock and crescent buttplate with trap. Trap contains an orig 5-pc brass & steel cleaning rod. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle with 32″ heavy oct bbl, set trigger, checkered stock & case hardened, that on Nov. 16, 1886 was changed to 40-60, oct bbl and plain trigger. It was initially received in warehouse April 24, 1879 and shipped May 13, 1879 to Order #15234. Being a second model, it would have originally been in caliber 45-75. CONDITION: Fine to very fine, all matching. Bbl & magazine tube retain a smooth, even plummy/brown patina with traces of orig blue in the most sheltered areas; receiver retains strong, faded case colors on left side and traces of case colors on right, which is mostly turned to silver with scattered fine pinprick pitting; lever & hammer have faded case colors. Stock has a crack back of top tang, otherwise wood is sound showing moderate wear on checkering, a few light nicks & scratches and retains a dark hand worn oil finish. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. Cleaning rod had not been removed for many years and is now lightly rusted. 4-48393 JR124 (7,500-12,500)

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SCARCE DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 37802. Cal. 45-75. Fine deluxe rifle with 28″ oct bbl, full magazine, Freund silver top front sight and “1876” marked ladder Freund “More Light” rear sight with sliding aperture that has checkered edges and a sleeved standing aperture with small peep hole and a very fine notch. Receiver is third type with machined dust cover rail and plain dust cover. Mounted with very highly figured, about 3X, flame grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and black insert, serpentine grip buttstock that has crescent buttplate with trap containing a 5-pc brass & steel cleaning rod. Left side of lower tang is marked “XXX” and with the assembly number “1733” which number is also found in top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle with oct bbl, plain trigger, case hardened & checkered stock with pistol grip, received in warehouse Oct. 4, 1883 and shipped next day with one other Model 1876 to Order #7474. Also accompanied by a copy of the Winchester shipping records for this rifle which also identifies SN 37803 as the rifle on the same order shipped the same day. Standard bbl length for the Model 1876 rifles was 28″. CONDITION: Fine to very fine, all matching. Bbl & magazine tube retain strong orig blue in sheltered areas, thinning over top flats of bbl and turning a little plum on magazine tube; forend cap is a silver/gray patina; receiver, lever & hammer retain smoky case colors, mostly faded to silver; buttplate is a gray patina. Wood is sound with usual nicks & scratches, showing moderate to heavy diamond point wear and retains 75-80% orig varnish on buttstock; forearm is dark & worn on bottom with a hand worn patina towards the front. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. Very likely this was a western rifle with its Wyoming Armory Freund sights. It could have been used in the buffalo trade shooting the Northern herd. 4-47877 JR130 (10,000-15,000)

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RARE OPEN TOP DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 986. Cal. 45-75. Beautiful deluxe rifle with 28″ oct bbl, full magazine with half nickel front sight and early, short semi-buckhorn rear sight with checkered edges. Receiver is very early, made without rail for dust cover. Mounted with very highly figured, center crotch, flame grain American walnut that has early style flat checkered forearm & straight stock with the first type heavy crescent buttplate with trap. Left side of lower tang is marked “XXX” and the assembly number “92”, which number is also found in top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Bbl is either a modern Turnbull replacement or has had the address re-rolled. Wood is modern replacement, probably from Turnbull Restorations. Metal finish is also restored, probably also from Turnbull Restorations. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle as case hardened, oct bbl, plain trigger & checkered wood received in warehouse Dec. 27, 1877 and shipped same day to Order #10852. Standard bbl length for Model 1876 rifles was 28″. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains virtually all of its beautiful factory style restored finish with bright blue on bbl & magazine tube and bright orig style case colors on receiver, lever, hammer, forend cap & buttplate. Wood is extremely fine with a few light storage & handling nicks & scratches and retains virtually all of its crisp custom finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Probably unfired since restoration. 4-48889 JR129 (15,000-20,000)

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WINCHESTER SECOND MODEL 1876 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 13080. Cal. 45-60. Standard grade rifle with 28″ rnd bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight and short, early semi-buckhorn rear sight with checkered edges. Receiver is second type with screwed-on dust cover rail and smooth orig dust cover. Left side of lower tang is marked “CF” and with the assembly number “1096”. Matching assembly number is also found in top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. There appears to be another assembly number that was over-stamped, also in top tang channel, probably at the factory. Receiver has dbl set triggers. Mounted with very nicely figured, uncheckered American walnut with straight stock and crescent buttplate with trap. Wood fits extremely well. The Model 1876 had the lowest production of all the lever action Winchesters and rnd bbl examples are scarce, especially those with any orig finish. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 80-85% strong orig blue turning a little plum on magazine tube and over chamber area at the carry point; receiver retains bright case colors in the most sheltered areas with smoky gray colors elsewhere; hammer retains strong case colors, bright on left side, fading elsewhere; lever retains strong case colors on sides, turned silver on outer faces; buttplate is a mottled silver/brown patina. Wood is sound with a few light scratches and a couple of dings and retains a fine hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with sharp rifling, frosty in the grooves. 4-48390 JR125 (7,000-10,000)

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SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 57829. Cal. 40-60. Standard grade rifle with special order 26″ oct to rnd bbl, full magazine, Lyman ivory bead hunting front sight and “1876” marked ladder rear sight. It has sgl set trigger. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate that has trap containing an orig 4-pc brass & steel cleaning rod. Stock & forend cap have factory sling swivels. Top flat of bbl is stamped in two places “B NEFCY” which is also stamped on each top side flat and on both sides of buttstock. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle in caliber 40-60 with 26″ half oct bbl, set trigger, sling & swivel, received in warehouse Dec. 3, 1887 and shipped Dec. 12, 1887 to Order #2476. Standard bbl length for 1876 rifles was 28″ except for the Big 50 which was standard at 26″. This rifle was special ordered with the 26″ half oct bbl, set trigger & swivels. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 50-60% strong orig blue with the top of the rnd section a plummy blue/brown patina; magazine tube & forend cap are a brown patina; receiver retains strong blue on left side and in sheltered areas on right side, right side mostly turned plum; lever & hammer retain faded case colors. Wood is sound with numerous nicks, dings & scratches and retains traces of orig finish being mostly a dark hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine, worn bore with moderate pitting. This exact rifle is pictured on p 234 of Madis’ Winchester Book. 4-48391 JR126 (5,000-8,000)

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WINCHESTER SECOND MODEL 1876 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 3795. Cal. 45-60. Standard grade rifle with 28″ rnd bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight and “1876” marked ladder rear sight. Receiver is second type with screwed-on dust cover rail and plain dust cover and has sgl set trigger. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is marked “11” and the assembly number “595” which number is also found in top tang channel of buttstock and “595” inside toe of buttplate. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate with trap containing a 4-pc brass & steel cleaning rod. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle with 24″ oct bbl and set trigger, received in warehouse June 28, 1878 and shipped next day with 49 other arms to Order #12111. Returned in May 1881 “by Skinker”, changed to rifle, 45-60, rnd bbl and shipped June 14, 1881 with 11 other arms to Order #25318. The caliber of this rifle would have originally been 45-75. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl retains strong blue in sheltered areas being mostly a dark patina with a spot of fine pitting about mid-point and some fine wear patterns further toward the muzzle; magazine tube retains strong orig blue, slightly thinned on outer radius; receiver & side plates retain 60-70% strong orig blue, thinner on side plates with some scattered fine surface rust; lever & hammer retain faded case colors on sides; buttplate retains about 80% bright blue. Wood is sound with a few light nicks & scratches in buttstock, somewhat more heavy on forearm and retains most of an old restored finish. Mechanics are fine, very bright shiny bore, shows very little use. Cleaning rod is fine. 4-48395 JR127 (3,500-5,500)

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SCARCE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 SADDLE-RING CARBINE. SN 54771. Cal. 45-75. Standard grade carbine with 23-5/8″ bbl, barleycorn front sight/bayonet lug & 1,000 yd. carbine ladder rear sight. Left side of receiver has a stud & ring. Receiver, dust cover and buttplate are nickel finish. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this carbine with “1/2 nickel”, saber bayonet and scabbard, received in warehouse Oct 30, 1886 and shipped the next day to Order no. 10193. The extra-length bbl found on this carbine is to accommodate the saber bayonet which, if they had retained the standard 22″ bbl, would have required reducing the length of the forearm which would probably have required more work than simply adding a longer bbl. Such carbines with bayonets are extremely rare, especially plated examples. CONDITION: About good. Bbl & bands retain a dark plummy brown patina with light surface rust. Receiver, dust cover and buttplate retain 30-40% mottled nickel finish with the balance a dark plummy brown patina. Wood is sound with the stock showing tracing of original finish and the balance a dark hand-worn patina. Dust cover does not always open with the bolt, otherwise mechanics are fine. Strong bright bore, frosty in the grooves. 4-47644 JR233 (3,000-5,000)

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WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE WITH PROVENANCE TO ARCTIC EXPLORER SAMUEL J. ENTRIKIN WITH FUR BOOTS, GLOVES, SNOWSHOES, AND PAINTING. SN 50488. Cal. 40-82. Standard grade rifle with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight & semi-buckhorn rear sight. Stock & forend cap are mounted with after market, professionally installed sling swivels containing an early military-style sling with brass hooks. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate. Toe of the buttplate is bent & the adjacent area has a repair made from walrus ivory. Right side of the buttstock is inlaid in small tacks and tiny pins “S.J. ENTRIKIN / PEARY ARCTIC EXPEDITION / 1893 – 4”. Just above the dates is hand scratched “1892”. Accompanied by a pair of red fur-covered, striped yellow and white lined hand-made gloves, a pair of brown and white seal skin hand-made knee high boots with moccasin feet, a pair of knee high wooly fur boots with flat heels and attached rubber soles, a pair of hand-made wood and rawhide, tarred snowshoes missing one shoe, a hand-made ships model of what appears to be two mast and long bowsprit, and a small unsigned oil on canvas in early frame. Subject matter is a seascape with a 3-masted sailing ship in the foreground and 2 small sailboats in the background. Samuel J. Entrikin was born Sept 26, 1862 in Juniata County, PA and in 1865, when his mother died, he went to live with an aunt, Sarah Entrikin, a notable West Chester, PA physician. He became a printer but had many other interests including mining, farming, inventing and teaching. In about 1886 he moved to SC taking a job at a school for “colored people” and in 1891 was going to school at Swarthmore College. In 1892, he joined the Peary Relief Expedition to the Arctic. Mr. Entrikin then was invited to accompany Cmdr Peary, as second in command on his Greenland Expedition of 1893-94. Then in 1896-97 was member of a government appointed party to measure mountain peaks in Alaska. He remained in Alaska for at least four more years exploring the Yukon gold fields & travelling up and down the coast to Seattle and San Francisco. He was unsuccessful in finding gold but earned a living as a captain of a steamship. From 1901 until about 1908 he traveled between SC and FL teaching school & other occupations and, newly married, he moved to Cochise County, AZ. He only stayed there a couple of yrs and shortly thereafter moved to Chester County, PA but returned to Narcossee, FL in 1914 where he lived out his life and died in 1942. Consignor states that he purchased this rifle in 1983 from a Westchester County, PA gun dealer, George Gorman, along with a box of misc. fur boots and gloves, etc. He states that he exhibited this rifle, the fur boots and a painting at the Allentown, PA gunshow and then put everything away for about 20 yrs. He stated that he learned of Mr. Entrikin’s vast photo and album collection at the Westchester Historical Society. Consignor apparently examined the Entrikin collection and discovered several pictures of Mr. Entrikin, in one of which he is depicted dressed in furs head to toe, holding this exact rifle, a copy of which accompanies this lot. The rifle is readily identifiable in the photo with the sling on the stock and the walrus ivory repair in the toe of the stock. This and another photo of Mr. Entrikin, dressed in seal skin garment, are obviously studio shots from the Taylor Studio in Chester, PA. Another small photo which accompanies, depicts a man in furs, probably Mr. Entrikin with 2 dead walrus and this rifle leaning against one of them. The collection also contained numerous other photos of Mr. Entrikin, his companions on the expedition, the boat they used and numerous other views and drawings. There can be absolutely no doubt that this rifle was the exact same one used by Mr. Entrikin on his Arctic explorations. That it survived at all is in itself, a miracle and that it survived with orig sling and with any orig finish at all is even a greater miracle. PROVENANCE: Samuel J. Entrikin; Gun dealer George Gorman. CONDITION: Very good. Traces of blue remain in the most sheltered areas being mostly a dark plummy blue/brown patina with an area of rust on the magazine tube just above the forend cap. Receiver retains traces of orig case colors being mostly silver to brown patina. Lever, hammer & buttplate are a brown patina. The stock has the aforementioned repair, otherwise wood is sound with old nicks, scratches and dings and retains a hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine. Strong, bright bore, a little frosty in the grooves. Gloves show use but are still soft and supple with most of its hair still attached and solid linings. Seal skin boots are dry and crackled with a few bug holds and loss of fur. One boot has a hole in the front center. Wooly boots are fairly soft with a broken strap or two and retain most of their orig fur. Snow shoes are solid with the one leather shoe holder dry and crackled with broken straps. Painting is fine with light soil, frame has loose corners. 4-48696, 48697 JR154 (15,000-18,000)

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RARE DELUXE EARLY ENGRAVED PRESENTATION WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE PRIZE GUN. SN 5096. Cal 45-70. Fine deluxe rifle with 28″ special order oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight and “1886” marked ladder rear sight. Receiver is engraved, probably by John Ulrich, in Style #10 which includes the rnd vignette of a running whitetail buck on the left side and foliate arabesque patterns on the right side with an unusual serpentine shaped panel of scalloped patterns. Matching patterns of engraving are also found on the top of the receiver ring, bottom of the receiver, top tang and each side of the forend cap. Receiver has a sgl set trigger. Left side of the tang, under the wood, is marked with the assembly number “378”, “XXX” and “RB”. Mounted with very highly figured, center crotch, flame grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and black insert serpentine grip buttstock with full checkered hard rubber buttplate. Left side of buttstock is inlaid with a 1-9/16″ oval silver plaque inscribed “Awarded By / J.F. Schmelzer & Son, / At 7th Annual Meeting / Rifle Marksmen, / Department of the Missouri / Leavenworth, Kansas”. This rifle was won by 1st Lt. Augustus Canfield Macomb of the 5th Cavalry in August of 1887 as a shooting prize in competition with the Dept. of the Missouri military officers & enlisted men. Macomb was born Oct. 1854 in Detroit and died 1932, having retired from the Army as a full Colonel. He was a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy in 1876, became a 2nd Lt. in the U.S. Army in 1876 and became a full Colonel in 1914. He served with the 4th, 5th, 9th & 14th Cavalry Regiments during his career and participated in the Crow Indian Campaign 1878, the Northern Cheyenne Indian Campaign in 1879, the Ute Indian Campaign 1879, Puerto Rico & the Philippines and in Mexico in 1916. For a period he was assigned to Fort Huachuca, Arizona and was Commander of the Dept. of Arizona and played a key role in subduing the Apache Indians in Arizona. Accompanied by copies of several period newspaper pages, including one from the Leavenworth Times of Aug. 19, 1887, which lists the shooting team for the 7th Annual Rifle Competition wherein 1st Lt. Macomb of the 5th Cavalry finished second with a score of 465. Lt. Macomb was at one point assigned to Fort Niobara, Valentine, NE, and his son was born there as reported in the Valentine Reporter of Nov. 20, 1883. He is also mentioned in other newspaper articles from around that time. Col. Macomb died Jan. 2, 1932 and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery. The Leavenworth Times of Aug. 20, 1887 reported that Lt. Macomb of the 5th Cavalry “won the Budlong Gold Medal and the Winchester Sporting Rifle given by Messrs. J.F. Schmelzer & Son, of this City”. It goes on to describe the Budlong Medal. Also accompanied by a printout regarding the Schmelzer Company. Also accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle in caliber 45-70 with 28″ oct bbl, set trigger, checkered stock with pistol grip, $2.00 engraved, “plate in stock” and rubber buttplate received in warehouse June 2, 1887 and shipped two days later to Order #18595. Deluxe & engraved ’86s are occasionally encountered with presentation examples quite rare, but a well-documented presentation ’86 is extremely rare. PROVENANCE: Barnes Family Collection. CONDITION: Good to very good. Bbl & magazine tube retain faded blue in sheltered areas being mostly a light blue/brown patina with scattered spots of discoloration, a few nicks & dings and a repaired dent in the magazine tube; receiver, lever & hammer retain silvered case colors with some smoky colors in the most sheltered areas on the receiver. Wood is sound showing moderate to heavy wear and retains strong orig varnish with light nicks & dings. Mechanics are crisp, strong bore with good shine & scattered pitting. 4-47651 JR210 (25,000-35,000)

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FINE SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 110499. Cal. 45-70. Beautiful deluxe ’86 with 26″ oct to rd bbl, button magazine, Lyman gold bead front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with very highly figured, 2-3X flame grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and capped pistol grip stock with smooth steel buttplate. Left side of the lower tang is marked “XX” and with the assembly number “98”. Matching assembly number is also found in the top tang channel of the buttstock. Inside toe of buttplate is marked with the assembly number “975”. The metal on this rifle has been completely restored by Turnbull Restorations. Wood however remains untouched with orig finish. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & buttplate retain strong, bright orig Winchester-type blue. Receiver, lever, hammer & forend cap retain about all of their custom, brilliant, Winchester-style case colors. Wood is sound with a few minor nicks & scratches in the finish, showing light diamond-point wear and retains virtually all of its brilliant, orig, piano varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp. Brilliant, shiny bore. 4-48917 JR153 (10,000-15,000)

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DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 36140. Cal. 40-82. Fine, deluxe 86 rifle with 32″ heavy oct bbl, full magazine tube with 2 bands, gold bead jack front sight, Lyman 6A 2-leaf folding rear sight & a reproduction thin base adjustable tang sight with 2-3/4″ staff. Receiver has single set trigger. Mounted with replacement highly figured, center crotch, burl & flame grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and serpentine grip buttstock that has crescent buttplate. Left side of lower tang is marked “XX” & the assembly number “226”. Matching assembly number is found inside toe of buttplate. Buttstock is a modern replacement and is unmarked. Bbl is also a modern replacement by a very competent gunsmith. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain about all of their crisp, custom Winchester-style finish. Receiver retains traces of silvered case colors being mostly a grey brown patina. Wood is sound & retains about all of its fine custom finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. Would make an outstanding cowboy action shooter. 4-49333 JR239 (4,000-7,000)

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1132

SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 48361. Cal. 38-56 re-bored to .45-70. Fine deluxe ’86 with special order 28″ oct bbl, full magazine, gold washed Beech’s combination front sight, a slot blank in the rear seat and Lyman tang sight with windage in the base and folding aperture. Left side of receiver has two extra plugged holes. Lower tang is mounted with a sgl set trigger. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is marked with assembly number “197” and “XX”. Matching assembly number is also found in top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Mounted with very highly figured, center crotch, about 3X, flame grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and black insert serpentine grip buttstock with crescent buttplate. This rifle would make an outstanding and classic hunting gun. CONDITION: Fine to very fine, all matching. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 98% crisp professionally restored Turnbull-style blue with only faint sharp edge wear and a minor nick or two; front sight retains about all of its orig gold wash on the loop; receiver retains faded case colors on sides and over the top, faded to silver on bottom; lever & hammer also retain faded case colors, turned silver on outer faces of lever; buttplate retains smoky case colors. Wood is sound with a few light handling & storage nicks and overall retains about all of a professionally restored finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-47350 JR140 (5,000-8,000)

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WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 103711. Cal. 45-90. Standard grade rifle with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, ivory bead hunting front sight, Lyman 6A 2-leaf folding rear sight and a Lyman 21 receiver sight. Mounted with straight grain, uncheckered American walnut with straight stock and crescent buttplate. Buttstock and forend cap have factory sling eyes. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle in cal 45-90 with oct bbl and plain trigger, received in warehouse July 26. 1895 and shipped June 7, 1897 to order number 1953. The unusual length of time this rifle languished in the warehouse was probably due to the circumstance in America at the time where the buffalo herds had been decimated and demand for large bore arms were commensurately reduced. Regardless, at that time citizens on the American frontier, in the Northwest Territories and Alaska were still using these rifles in large, heavy calibers for big game hunting such as moose, elk and grizzly bear. Color case hardened rifles such as this one are not often found with high original finish because exposure to the ultraviolet rays of sunshine very quickly fades the color to silver. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl and magazine tube 96-97% strong orig factory blue with only faint sharp edge wear. Receiver retains about 70% orig case colors, strong and bright in sheltered areas, moderately faded elsewhere turned silver on the belly. Hammer retains bright case colors and the lever most of it’s orig case colors, lightly to moderately faded. Buttplate has turned dark. Wood is sound with a scratch on right side of buttstock along with a few other very light nicks and scratches and overall retains virtually all of it’s crisp orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, shows very little use. 4-49380 JR245 (7,000-10,000)

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WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 49843. Cal. 45-70. Standard grade rifle with 26″ rnd bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight and “1886” marked ladder rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered, very nicely figured American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate. This rifle was produced in 1891 when the west was still a little wild and most business & transportation was still conducted from the back of a horse or wagon and hunting was a way of life. Firearms of that era were exposed to the elements and saw hard service and are rarely found today with high orig finish. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 98% strong orig blue with a small scrape and a couple of spots of rust on the bbl; receiver retains brilliant case colors on sides with some surface spotting on left side, strong & bright over the top and lightly to moderately faded on bottom; bottom also has a few small scattered spots of fine pitting; lever retains brilliant case colors and the hammer strong, dark colors; forend cap retains about all of its brilliant orig case colors; buttplate is mostly faded to a silver/brown patina. Stock has a hairline on right wrist, otherwise wood is sound with a very few, very scattered tiny nicks and retains virtually all of its crisp, orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore with a couple of small spots near the middle, may be unfired. 4-49504 JR404 (6,000-10,000)

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UNUSUAL SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 BIG 50 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 108522. Cal. 50 EX (50-110). Standard grade rifle with 26″ rd bbl, button magazine, silver bead jack front sight & 3-leaf carbine express rear sight. Chamber area is marked “50 EX”. Left side of the bbl, left side of the receiver & bolt have British proofs. Mounted with nicely figured, uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock & smooth steel shotgun buttplate. The Model 1886 & the big 50 caliber was a very popular hunting rifle in Great Britain for those intrepid souls who went on safari to India for tigers & to Africa for all manner of dangerous game. This cataloger speculates that a simple majority of 1886 rifles in the .50 cal were shipped to England. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle in caliber .50 EX with rd bbl, plain trigger, 1/2 magazine and shotgun butt, received in the warehouse Apr 18, 1903 and shipped Apr 20, 1903 to order number 12885. Also accompanied by a target dated 5/28/12 where someone fired 3 sighting shots, moved the sights and shot 3 more rnds, dead center from 50 yds. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl retains about 70-75% strong orig blue with the loss areas flaked to a light patina. Receiver retains 70-80% strong orig blue with sharp edge wear, some light flaking and with thinning to the belly. Lever & hammer retain faded, strong case colors. Stock has a hairline on the back of the top tang, otherwise wood is sound with usual nicks, dings & scratches on the buttstock with heavier nicks, dings & scratches on the forearm and overall retains about 85% orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp. Brilliant, shiny bore. 4-48713 JR152 (6,500-10,000)

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RARE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 BIG 50 LEVER ACTION SHORT RIFLE. SN 42801. Cal. 50 Ex. (50-110). Standard grade rifle with 22″ rnd bbl, button magazine with altered Lyman Jack front sight and 900-yard carbine ladder rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock & smooth steel shotgun buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle in caliber 50-110 with 22″ rnd bbl, plain trigger, half magazine, shotgun butt, “8 pounds” and “comment: ‘standard sights’, (point blank 150 yards)”, received in warehouse May 27, 1890 and shipped June 6, 1890 to Order #12695. This rifle is somewhat unusual, not only from the aspect of the 22″ bbl & button magazine but the fact that it is not British proofed. A large proportion of similar configuration ’86s examined by this cataloger are British proofed for the India & Africa markets. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains blue in the most sheltered areas being mostly a blue/brown patina with several small nicks over the top and both sides and a few small spots of pitting on the left side over the forearm area; receiver retains about 40% silvered case colors with the balance turned dark; lever & hammer retain faded case colors. Wood is sound with the stock retaining about 40-50% thin orig finish and the balance of the wood a hand-worn patina. Mechanics are fine, sharp bright bore with moderate pitting. 4-47639 JR151 (4,000-7,000)

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SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 SOLD TO ARAPAHOE COUNTY, COLORADO. SN 89734. Cal. 40-82. Standard grade rifle with 26″ rnd bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Left side of the color case hardened receiver is engraved in period script “Arapahoe County”. Mounted with very nicely figured, slab-sawed, uncheckered American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate. Other ’86 rifles engraved with the identical inscription were shipped from Winchester July 14, 1894. A 7-page article by Rick Wilson, which appeared in The Winchester Repeater, the magazine of the Winchester Arms Collectors Association, discussed information about two rifles from Arapahoe County, Colorado similar to this rifle. The number of rifles ordered by the Arapahoe County Sheriff in 1894 is unknown at this time. However, what is known is that Sheriff William Burchinell, in office 1891-1895, ordered a number of 1886 rifles, so inscribed, to defend the Arapahoe County Courthouse against an anticipated attack by the then Gov. Waite who was attempting to dismiss some of his appointees. The employees of City Hall turned the building into an armed fortress and the Governor then called out the National Guard, armed with Gatling guns & field cannons, but backed down in the face of the citizens’ resistance. Two of those 1886s, apparently ordered at the same time, were inscribed to “John C. Twombly”, an Arapahoe County Commissioner, and the other “William K. Burchinell”, the aforementioned sheriff. These Arapahoe County rifles apparently saw little, if any, service and are usually encountered with high orig finish. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl retains 85-90% thin orig blue showing wear over the forearm area and left side with a couple of dings near the magazine band; magazine retains about 95% strong orig blue; receiver retains bright case colors on sides, lightly to moderately faded; thin colors over the top and turned silver on the belly; hammer retains strong case colors on sides & rear edge, turned silver on top; lever retains strong case colors on sides, nearly faded to silver on outer faces; buttplate & forend cap are a silver patina. Stock has two or three repaired grain checks, otherwise wood is sound and retains about all of a restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-49697 JR398 (6,000-9,000)

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FINE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 71549. Cal. 38-56. Standard grade rifle with 26″ rd bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight & semi-buckhorn rear sight. Bbl has standard address and caliber markings. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock and crescent buttplate. This rifle will letter, as found. Received in the warehouse Nov 12, 1892 & shipped Nov 22, 1982 to order number 10356. Standard grade ’86’s were usually working tools of the common man & are rarely found with high orig finish, especially those with color case hardened frames. Exposure to sunlight rapidly fades the colors, turning them silver so being a working tool in the great outdoors exposed these rifles to the ultraviolet rays of the sun which rapidly faded them to silver. CONDITION: Very fine, all original. Bbl & magazine tube retain 94-95% strong orig blue with a few scattered spots of pin prick pitting near the muzzle end. Receiver retains 60-70% orig case colors, fairly bright on the right, thin colors over the top & turned silver on the belly. Hammer retains strong case colors. Lever retains strong case colors on the sides and in sheltered areas, turned silver on the outer faces. Buttplate is a gray patina. Wood is sound with light handling & use nicks and scratches and retains most of it’s orig finish, dull on the forearm. Mechanics are crisp. Bright shiny bore. 4-48916 JR150 (6,000-8,000)

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*WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 DELUXE TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 154204. Cal. 33 WCF. Late special order deluxe rifle with 24″ tapered, rnd light-weight bbl, 2/3 magazine, ramp mounted Lyman ivory bead hunting front sight and flat top rear sight. Mounted with slab-sawed American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and capped pistol gripped stock that has Winchester hard rubber buttplate. Left side of lower tang, under the wood is marked with the assembly number “352”. Top tang channel of the buttstock has the assembly number “31”. CONDITION: Fine. Overall retains about all of a fine professionally restored finish to the receiver, forend cap, take down ring, lever & hammer. Bbl and magazine tube retain most of their fine restored finish with a wear spot over the chamber area. Wood is sound with a few light nicks and scratches and retains about all of an extremely fine professionally restored finish showing moderate diamond point wear. Mechanics are crisp. Strong bore with sharp rifling, dark in the grooves. 4-49730 JR423 (4,000-6,000)

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*FINE DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LIGHT WEIGHT TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 138369. Cal. 33 WCF. Beautiful deluxe ’86 with 24″ tapered rd lightweight bbl, half magazine, pedestal mounted Lyman gold bead front sight & a modern Marble’s folding carbine rear sight. Mounted with exceptional, about 3X, flame grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and capped pistol grip stock that has Winchester hard rubber buttplate. Left side of lower tang, under the wood is marked “XX” & the assembly number “163”. Matching assembly number is also found in the top tang channel of the buttstock. The entire rifle, metal and wood, has been expertly refinished. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching. Overall retains virtually all of it’s fine restored finish to both metal and wood with only light sharp edge wear on the metal and a few light nicks on the stock. Lever & hammer retain dark case colors. Mechanics are crisp. Brilliant shiny bore. 4-48618 JR149 (5,000-8,000)

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EXTREMELY RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION MUSKET. SN 28504. Cal. 45-70. Standard musket with 30″ rnd bbl, square base barleycorn front sight/bayonet lug and 1,000 yard ski jump musket rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain walnut and full-length forearm with straight stock and carbine/musket buttplate with trap. Forearm is secured with a sgl band and a Model ’76 style carbine/musket forend tip. Bbl band has a sling loop with corresponding loop in the buttstock. Accompanied by an orig saber bayonet that has 20-1/4″ Yataghan blade, proofed on each side of the ricasso and brass handle with feathered body and eagle head pommel in an orig black leather sheath with brass tip & throat. Also accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this musket in caliber 45-70 with saber bayonet, received in warehouse Jan. 7, 1889 and shipped next day to Order #15871. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms and The Winchester Book, Madis, there were only about 350 of these rare muskets ever produced, making them the most rare of Winchester lever action muskets except for the Model 1894 of which only five were produced as experimental prototypes. This musket is even more rare with its saber bayonet. CONDITION: Fair, no orig finish remains with the metal being a cleaned gray patina and moderate to heavy pitting. Stock shows heavy wear with chips & damage around the tangs & receiver end of the forearm and overall retains a very dark oil stained finish. Mechanics are a little balky but functional, dark bore with moderate to heavy pitting but shootable rifling. Bayonet shows a cleaned blade with light surface etching and light lemon yellow patina on the handle; scabbard has chips in the finish and overall retains most of a restored black color; tip & throat are a dark coffee colored brass patina. 4-47645 JR227 (3,000-5,000)

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1141

*RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 LEVER ACTION MUSKET. SN 365292. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Standard grade musket with 30″ rnd bbl, square base German silver front sight and 800-yard musket ladder rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with full-length forearm & straight stock that has carbine buttplate with trap. Forearm has three bands with the middle band having a sling loop and corresponding loop in the buttstock. Accompanied by an orig Winchester socket bayonet with 18-1/14″ triangular blade, without scabbard. Also accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this musket in caliber 44, received in warehouse Jan. 3, 1907 and shipped Feb. 23, 1907 to Order #88274. Also accompanied by a 2-pge letter from renowned Winchester historian & author, George Madis, wherein he details most of the above information. According to The Winchester Book, Madis, the musket is the most rare of all the Models 1892. It was offered in standard 1892 calibers with special order features available. The predominant caliber was 44. According to the referenced publication the majority of the musket production was sold to European nations and are rarely encountered in the U.S. According to the referenced letter Mr. Madis wrote “Muskets in the Model 1892 are among the rarest of American made arms, and the total production has been estimated, from a count made in the 1930s at Winchester, at less than 1,000 muskets”. CONDITION: Very good. No orig finish remains with the metal being an overall smooth, plummy blue/brown patina with some scattered fine pitting on the receiver & lever. Stock has a repaired chip by the top tang and a few light handling & storage nicks & scratches and overall retains a smooth hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine, dark bore with good rifling. Bayonet is extremely fine with bright orig finish on the metal. 4-47641 JR162 (3,000-5,000)

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1142

SCARCE ANTIQUE DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LIGHT WEIGHT TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 62292. Cal. 25-35. Beautiful and scarce deluxe ’94 with 26″ extra light, tapered rnd bbl with pedestal mounted sporting front sight, Marble’s folding leaf rear sight & a locking Lyman tang sight. It has half magazine and is a takedown. Mounted with extremely beautiful burl & flame grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and capped pistol grip stock with crescent buttplate. Left side of the lower tang is marked with assembly # “7484” which number is also found on the rear face of the buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. This is a fine second yr production deluxe 94 in a scarce configuration in an equally scarce caliber. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching. Bbl, magazine tube & forend cap retain most of their bright orig factory blue with some thinning on the forend cap and a couple of small spots of wear and a scratch around the front sight. Takedown ring retains most of it’s orig blue, slightly thinned on the bottom. Receiver retains 65-70% orig blue with the loss areas flaked, not worn, to a light patina. Bottom edges of the rifle and floorplate show thinning. Lever & hammer retain strong, bright case colors on the sides faded to silver on the outter faces. Buttplate retains smoky case colors. Wood is sound with a few minor nicks & scratches and retains most of a fine professionally restored finish. Mechanics are crisp. Bright, shiny bore. 4-49014 JR158 (10,000-15,000)

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1143

SCARCE DELUXE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 15156. Cal. 32-40. Fine deluxe ’94 with special order 26″ oct bbl, button magazine, gold bead front sight & semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with extremely beautiful, center crotch, flame grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm & capped pistol grip stock with smooth steel buttplate. Bottom of the stock and forend cap have factory sling eyes. Left side of the lower tang, under the wood, is marked “XXX” and the assembly no. “2760”. Matching assembly # is found in the top tang channel of the buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Buttplate screws have been replaced with extra long modern wood screws which is not noticeable until they are removed. This is a second yr production 94, produced at a time when this model Winchester was first coming onto the market and was in reality a working man’s gun. Few of these early 94’s were ordered in deluxe configuration simply because of the expense. CONDITION: Fine to very fine, all matching. Bbl and forend cap retain about 96-98% strong orig blue with only faint sharp edge wear. Receiver retains about 90% orig blue, slightly thinned and worn on the bottom. Hammer retains strong but faded case colors and the lever, faded case colors on the sides, turned silver on outer faces. Buttplate is a silver/blue patina. Wood is sound with numerous chips in the buttstock finish and a few scratches with dark hand wear on the lower part of the forearm. Buttstock shows moderate checkering, wear and retains about 90% strong piano varnish finish. Wear is heavier on the forearm checkering which retains about 60% orig varnish. Mechanics are fine. Bright, shiny bore. 4-49013 JR159 (9,000-12,000)

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1144

*SCARCE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 DELUXE TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 613136. Cal. 32 SPCL. Fine deluxe special order rifle with scarce 24-1/4″ oct to rnd bbl, 2/3 magazine, takedown, gold bead Sheard front sight, slot blank in rear seat and a Lyman 21 receiver sight. Mounted with very highly figured, flame and shell grain American walnut with I-style checkered forearm and capped pistol grip stock and crescent buttplate. Left side of the lower tang is marked with the assembly “2096” which number is also found inside toe of buttplate. Buttstock is unmarked. It would likely have been someone’s hunting rifle and shows that it was used and exposed to the outdoors. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain 93-95% strong orig blue with sharp edge wear and some dulling over the forearm area. Receiver retains 60-70% thinning blue on the sides with the top & bottom edges, takedown ring and tangs gray metal patina. Buttplate is a mottled silver/brown patina. Wood is sound and retains about all of a bright restored finish with freshened checkering. Mechanics are a little stiff, probably just in need of cleaning. Strong bore, frosty and dark in the grooves. 4-49232 JR273 (3,000-5,000)

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1145

VERY RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1895 FLATSIDE LEVER ACTION MUSKET. SN 1481. Cal. 30 US (30-40 Krag). Standard grade musket with 28″ tapered rnd bbl, pedestal mounted German silver front sight and ski jump musket rear sight that is completely unmarked. Bbl has standard markings including “NICKEL STEEL BARREL / ESPECIALLY FOR SMOKELESS POWDER” and has caliber marking over the chamber. Lever is solid first type. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut, nicely figured with full length forearm that has grasping grooves and two bbl bands with straight stock & crescent buttplate with trap containing a cord & brass pull-through cleaning jag & brush. Upper band & buttstock have musket swivels. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this musket in caliber 30, received in warehouse Oct. 22, 1896 and shipped four days later. Returned & repaired Jan. 30, 1907. Flatside muskets are the most rare and almost never encountered with orig finish. PROVENANCE: Eldon Owens Collection, Barnes Family Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Bbl, bbl bands & forend cap retain virtually all of their crisp, bright orig blue showing little or no wear; receiver, magazine box, lever & buttplate also retain virtually all of their orig factory blue with some light candy striping and a few scratches on the receiver with faint sharp edge wear; hammer & trigger link retain virtually all of their brilliant orig case colors. Wood is sound with no visible flaws and retains virtually all of its orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, appears to be new & unfired. 4-47626 (7,500-12,500)

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1146

*SCARCE SOLID FRAME DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1895 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 405010. Cal. 405 WCF. Beautiful deluxe rifle with 24″ tapered rnd bbl, pedestal mounted ivory bead Marbles front sight, slot blank in the rear seat and a Lyman 21 combination receiver sight. Mounted with very highly figured, center crotch, flame grain American walnut with H-style checkered schnable tip forearm & straight stock with smooth steel buttplate. Buttstock & bbl have sling eyes. While the Model 1895 rifles in caliber 405 are not rare, they are more commonly found in takedown version than solid frame as found here. Model ’95 rifles in this caliber were highly prized big game rifles in the U.S., India & Africa. President Theodore Roosevelt was famously known for using the Model 1895 in caliber 405 on his African & Amazonian safaris to great effect. The 405 cartridge is very powerful and sufficient for even the largest & most dangerous North American big game and all but elephant, rhinoceros & probably Cape buffalo in Africa. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl retains 98-99% glossy orig blue and the receiver about 80-85% orig blue with sharp edge wear and flaking, mostly on right side; magazine box retains about 70% orig blue; hammer retains virtually all of its bright orig blue and the lever about 50% with balance flaked to a light patina; buttplate is mostly a blue/gray patina. Wood is sound with a very few, very light nicks & scratches and retains virtually all of its bright piano varnish finish showing light diamond point wear. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, would make an awesome cowboy action shooter or would be suitable for nostalgic hunting or simply as a fine addition to a collection. 4-49009 JR131 (8,000-12,000)

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*RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 65 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 1004234. Cal. 32 WCF (32-20). Standard grade rifle with 24-1/4″ tapered rnd bbl, button magazine & ramp front sight with hood and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut, semi-beavertail forearm & pistol grip stock with checkered steel buttplate. One of the most rare of all Winchester lever action rifles, the model 65 was produced only from 1933 to 1947 and only 5,704 rifles were manufactured in 3 calibers in both standard & deluxe versions. Accompanied by its orig 2-pc cardboard box with multi-colored top label which contains a picture of the rifle along with model number & other information. It has an end label which also identifies this rifle by caliber & serial number. Label has a handwritten price of $35.00. These slim, trim, well balanced rifles, while popular, were slow to sell during the great American Depression and fell completely out of favor post WWII with only those few rifles produced. Very few are found today with crisp, orig finish. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all orig. Overall retains 99% plus glossy, orig blue on all the metal and retains about all of its bright, orig finish on stock and forearm. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, appears to be new & unfired. Box is very good with label showing light soil and some light chips on the edges, missing the lower left corner & has 1 small spot of tape. Two corners of the lid are broken with scotch tape applied. End label is completely intact and legible with light soil. 4-49230 JR236 (4,000-6,000)

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1148

*WINCHESTER MODEL 71 LATE TYPE DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 23674. Cal. 348. Fine deluxe rifle with 24″ tapered rd bbl, half magazine, ramp front sight with hood & semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with nicely figured slab sawed American walnut that has checkered beavertail forearm & capped pistol grip stock with checkered steel buttplate. Buttstock & forend cap have deluxe sling swivel bases containing orig swivels. The Model 71 was in production from late 1935 until 1958 when the model was discontinued after only 47,254 were produced. No production or shipping records are available but it is believed that the deluxe version of this rifle was produced in substantially fewer numbers than the standard grade version. The total production numbers include not only standard grade and deluxe rifles, but also standard grade and deluxe carbines. A few were produced in cal 33 WCF & 45-70. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Appears to be new and unfired retaining virtually all of it’s crisp orig blue that seems to have extra polish from the factory on the receiver. Wood is sound with a few, very minor handling & storage nicks and scratches and retains virtually all of it’s bright, orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp. Brilliant shiny bore. 4-49000 JR156 (5,000-6,000)

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*WINCHESTER MODEL 71 DELUXE PRE-WAR LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 19116. Cal. 348. Fine deluxe rifle with 24″ tapered rd bbl, half magazine, ramp front sight with hood, slot blank in the rear seat & a bolt peep sight. Mounted with nicely figured straight grain American walnut that has checkered beavertail forearm & capped pistol grip stock with checkered steel buttplate. Buttstock & forend cap have deluxe sling swivel bases containing orig swivels & a leather sling. The Model 71 was in production from late 1935 until 1958 when the model was discontinued after only 47,254 were produced. No production or shipping records are available but it is believed that the deluxe version of this rifle was produced in substantially fewer numbers than the standard grade version. The total production numbers include not only standard grade and deluxe rifles, but also standard grade and deluxe carbines. A few were produced in cal 33 WCF & 45-70. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Overall retains about 98% crisp, orig factory blue with faint sharp edge wear, some slight freckling discoloration on the belly of the receiver with dull flaking on the forend cap and lever. Wood is sound showing slight dulling on the forearm otherwise retains virtually all of it’s crisp orig finish. Mechanics are crisp. Brilliant, shiny bore, may have been fired, but if so, very little. Sling is fine. 4-48714 JR155 (3,500-5,500)

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*WINCHESTER MODEL 71 DELUXE TRANSITION LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 16682. Cal. 348. Fine deluxe rifle with 24″ tapered rd bbl, half magazine, ramp front sight with hood, slot blank in the rear seat and scarce bolt peep. Mounted with nicely figured, straight grain American walnut that has checkered beavertail forearm & capped pistol grip stock with checkered steel buttplate. Buttstock & forend cap have deluxe sling swivel bases containing orig swivels. This is a transition model with long tang and wrist with short comb. At one time it appears that this rifle may have had a slip-on rubber boot recoil pad as the bottom 3″ of the buttstock are a little darker color. The long tang versions are somewhat scarcer than the later short tang version being only about 2/5 of the total production. The Model 71 was in production from late 1935 until 1958 when the model was discontinued after only 47,254 were produced. No production or shipping records are available but it is believed that the deluxe version of this rifle was produced in substantially fewer numbers than the standard grade version. The total production numbers include not only standard grade and deluxe rifles, but also standard grade and deluxe carbines. A few were produced in cal 33 WCF & 45-70. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Overall retains 98-99% crisp orig blue with only faint sharp edge wear on the receiver & minor thinning on the lever. Wood is sound with the aforementioned color difference in the buttstock finish, a few very light nicks & scratches and retains virtually all of it’s bright orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp. Brilliant, shiny bore and may be unfired. 4-48844 JR157 (3,500-5,500)

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*DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1890 PUMP ACTION RIFLE. SN 505306. Cal.22 short. All blue finish with 24″ oct bbl, 3/4 magazine, Model 90 front sight and orig stamped sheet-metal rear sight. Top flat of the bbl is mounted with target scope blocks which contain a Winchester A5 scope in target mounts. Mounted with very nicely figured, about “XX”, flame and shell grain American walnut with tiny ribbed forearm & checkered, capped pistol grip stock that has crescent buttplate. Left side of the bbl & frame have English & Belgian proofs. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Overall retains virtually all of an old refinish to both metal and wood. Magazine tube is a replacement with a long rifle loading slot. Wood is sound with a few light nicks & scratches. Optics are fine with good cross hairs and 1 small piece of trash inside. Mechanics are fine. Bright, shiny bore. 4-48320 (3,500-5,500)

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1150B

*RARE SAVAGE MODEL 1899D TAKEDOWN LIGHTWEIGHT LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 113187. Cal. 303 Savage. Beautiful lightweight rifle with 20″ tapered extra light bbl with German silver ramp-mounted front sight and sporting rear sight missing elevator & screw. Mounted with extremely beautiful shell & feather grain American walnut with fleur-de-lis and ribbon carved schnable tip forearm that has two styles of checkering, one about 24-lines per inch and the other about 32-lines per inch. Buttstock has a straight grip with matching checkering & carving on the wrist, checkered in about 24-lines per inch with raised side panels that are checkered in about 32-lines per inch. Buttplate is orig hard rubber with “SAVAGE QUALITY” and Indian logo in the center. Lever is color case hardened and the bolt is polished bright. Receiver is spectacularly engraved by Enoch Tue with the small rnd vignette of a wounded bull elk in a very detailed mountain scene on left side and the small rnd vignette of a running deer through a field scene with a very detailed tree & vegetation on right side. Both vignettes are surrounded by extremely fine foliate arabesque patterns. Rear edges of receiver are engraved in block shaped borders and the entire receiver & lever boss are outlined in blank counterpoint with the majority balance of receiver beautifully purled in very very fine patterns. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching. Bbl & receiver retain 95-97% strong orig factory blue with muzzle edge wear and a couple of light wear spots forward of the forearm and around edges of forearm under the wood; receiver shows only light sharp edge wear and some thinning on the bottom; lever retains strong faded case colors on sides, turned silver on outer faces. Forearm has a chip near the right front edge and a couple of small chips in the buttplate, with small crack in right side of wrist and a few nicks & scratches and a small series of grain checks in the right side of the buttstock and overall retains 95-96% strong, orig piano varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, very bright shiny bore. 4-47003 JR354 (7,000-10,000)

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*SCARCE ENGRAVED SAVAGE MODEL 1899 TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 94258. Cal. 30-30. Fine engraved Savage with 26″ tapered rnd bbl, Lyman front sight, missing its bead and Lyman folding rear sight with one broken leaf. Top tang has empty tang sight screw holes from where a sight was formerly installed. Mounted with very highly figured, center crotch, flame grain American walnut with checkered & carved schnable tip forearm and serpentine grip buttstock with crescent buttplate. Matching SN is found on rear face of forearm, rear face of buttstock and inside buttplate. Rear face of buttstock also has hand scratched initials “RM”. Receiver is beautifully engraved by Enoch Tue with the small vignette of a wounded bull elk on left side and a running doe on right side, both with very detailed background scenes. Both vignettes are surrounded by very detailed foliate arabesque patterns. Top of the receiver ring is engraved with a foliate pattern and square border pattern. Altogether a really beautiful special order rifle. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl retains about 90% glossy orig blue, slightly thinned over chamber area; receiver retains about 70% orig blue, strong & bright on sides and over the top and near the lever boss on the bottom, thinning to silver toward the front; lever & buttplate are mostly turned silver with faint case colors on lever. Wood is sound and retains about all of an old refinish. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore, a little frosty in the grooves. 4-49505 JR401 (5,000-9,000)

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EXTRAORDINARILY RARE, POSSIBLY ONE OF A KIND L.L. HEPBURN MADE LEVER ACTION RIFLE FROM THE REMINGTON ARCHIVE. Cal. appears to be 38-40 WCF. Fabulous lever action rifle with 29-3/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, unusual wide dove-tail half nickel front sight & Remington style semi-buckhorn rear sight. It is mounted with uncheckered, very nicely figured, slab sawed American walnut with rnd knob pistol grip stock and smooth steel buttplate. Stock & forearm have small shoulders at the receiver precisely like Remington sgl shot Sporting rifles. Forearm cap is secured to the bbl through a hole in the bottom flat by a single screw. Receiver resembles a Marlin with it’s lever base on the bottom, top ejection with mortised dust cover attached to a rnd bolt. Loading gate is somewhat unusual, made of machined steel with a protruding radiused front nose which, when depressed allows cartridges to be fed into the magazine in a normal manner. Right rear of the magazine tube, under the forearm has a cutout to allow ease of loading. Receiver also has the Marlin model 1888/1889 hook latch for the bolt which is retracted with operation of the lever to allow the bolt to travel to the rear in a normal manner. Rifle is completely unmarked except on the rear face of the buttstock, under the buttplate where it has the inscription in India ink “MADE BY / Joseph Rider / Newark / Ohio”. This rifle was purchased in the 1950’s by Herb Glass Sr. from the Remington Museum when they apparently deaccessioned about 300 guns. Consignor states he purchased this rifle from Herb Glass about 20 yrs ago. It is interesting to note that Remington purchased all of Joseph Rider’s patents in the 1860’s in order to produce the rolling block rifle with his improvements to that design. Mr. Rider became a Remington employee & with a very lucrative contract negotiated at the purchase of his patents, became wealthy & eventually returned to Ohio. Of equal note, is the fact that L.L. Hepburn was employed at Remington around that time & later left to work for Marlin where he patented several designs for lever action rifles, many of which have the same features as this rifle, particularly the Marlin Model 1888 & 1889. A natural assumption would be that Rider & Hepburn, working together at Remington would have exchanged ideas which Mr. Hepburn apparently carried to Marlin. It is unclear if Joseph Rider or L.L. Hepburn designed this rifle or possibly it may have simply belonged to Mr. Rider, who simply marked it to designate that it was his property. Mr. Hepburn has several lever action patents to his credit, one of which was while he worked at Remington and was never assigned to either Remington or Marlin. Most of his other lever action patents are assigned to Marlin. PROVENANCE: Remington Arms; Herb Glass. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Overall retains about 98% crisp orig blue finish with only faint sharp edge wear & a couple of minor nicks & scratches. Hammer is polished bright on the sides with blue on the top & rear edges. Lever retains strong case colors on the sides, turned dark on the outer faces. Wood is sound with a very few, very minor handling nicks & scratches and retains virtually all of it’s bright, orig factory varnish. Mechanics are crisp. Brilliant, shiny bore, probably unfired. 4-47784 JR164 (12,500-17,500)

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1152

RARE DELUXE LARGE FRAME BULLARD SPECIAL ORDER LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 969. Cal. 40 (40-75 or 40-60 Bullard). Spectacular deluxe rifle with 28″ oct to rnd bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight and “1873” marked ladder rear sight. Receiver ring is marked “CAL 40” and the SN is on top tang behind the hammer slot. Mounted with very highly figured, flame grain American walnut with checkered forearm and serpentine grip buttstock that has crescent buttplate. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms only 10-12,000 of these wonderful lever action rifles were produced in the period 1886-1890. These rifles were of exceptional quality and superior design to other lever action rifles of the era, having a rack & pinion lever system which made them extremely smooth to operate and also providing great strength in chambering ill-fitting cartridges. Unfortunately their quality engendered high prices and coupled with the proprietary cartridges for which they were chambered, which were hard to find on the western markets, their sales were slow and competition from Marlin & Winchester was severe and they simply couldn’t survive. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine, no disassembly was effected to check for matching SNs. Overall retains about 98% crisp orig factory blue with only faint sharp edge wear and some very minor flaking on right side of receiver and a couple of tiny scrapes on the left side; bolt retains about all of its crisp fire blue; lever & hammer retain virtually all of their orig case colors, brilliant on the hammer and sides of lever, moderately faded on outer faces of lever; buttplate retains about 90% glossy orig blue showing wear on heel & toe. Wood is sound with only a very few, very small nicks in the finish and overall retains virtually all of its crisp factory varnish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, appears to be new & unfired. 4-49665 JR316 (12,000-15,000)

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SCARCE DELUXE ENGRAVED MARLIN MODEL 1881 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 13804. Cal. 40 (40-60). Fine deluxe ’81 Marlin with 28″ oct bbl, full magazine, Jack front sight with missing bead, Marlin semi-buckhorn rear sight and Lyman combination tang sight. Mounted with very nicely figured European walnut with early style checkered forearm and serpentine grip buttstock that has smooth steel Marlin buttplate. Left side of upper and lower tangs are marked with matching SN which is also found on front face of buttstock and inside buttplate. Receiver is engraved in #2-style probably by Conrad Ulrich with a vignette of a running bull elk on the left side and a standing grizzly bear on a promontory in a mountain scene on right side. Both vignettes are surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns. Top of receiver, dust cover, and bottom of receiver are engraved to match. This rifle is consecutively numbered to another, non engraved Marlin Model 1881 deluxe rifle being sold elsewhere in this auction. CONDITION: Very good, all matching. Bbl retains a thin blue/brown patina with a cleaned area over the bbl address and some scattered pitting forward of the bbl address. Magazine tube retains about 60% blue/brown patina with one spot of pitting adjacent to that on the bbl. Receiver is a mottled silver/brown patina with scattered fine pitting. Lever hammer & buttplate are a dark patina with a couple spots of heavy pitting and moderate to heavy pitting on buttplate. Stock has a hairline back of top tang, otherwise wood is sound with nicks & scratches and retains about all of an old restored finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with good shine, frosty in the grooves. 4-49340 JR251 (3,000-5,000)

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FINE DELUXE MODEL 1881 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 13803. Cal. 40 (40-60). Fine deluxe rifle with 28″ oct bbl, full magazine, German silver Rocky Mountain front sight and Marlin semi-buckhorn rear sight. Receiver has factory dbl set triggers. Mounted with nicely figured American walnut with A-style checkered forearm and serpentine grip buttstock that has marlin smooth steel buttplate. Left side of top and bottom tangs, under the wood are marked with matching serial number which is also found on front edge of buttstock and inside buttplate. This rifle is consecutively numbered to another, engraved Marlin Model 1881 deluxe rifle being sold elsewhere in this auction. Rear face of buttstock is hand written in early India ink with what appears to be “Almon C. Colman / Buena Vista / Colorado / Dec-4-1888” Placed over this writing is an old, fragile piece of paper printed on one side “BENEVOLENT SOCIETY”. On the other side is hand written in period ink apparently by the same hand, “ALMON. de. de oburns / Buena Vista Colorado / Dec-4-1888 / Written By Himself”. A quick GOOGLE search disclosed no information under this name but the actual spelling in both places is not completely clear. While model ’81 Marlins are occasionally encountered it is very rare to find one with orig, authentic identification. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. all matching. Bbl retains about 93-95% strong orig blue with light sharp edge were and a few light nicks and scratches. Magazine tube retains a plummy brown patina. Forend cap has a brazed repair and retains most of a restored blue finish. Forend cap screw is a replacement. Receiver retains 60-70% orig blue, worn to gray metal on the bottom, thin on the sides with several scratches on the left side. Lever and hammer retain faded case colors, mostly silver on lever. Buttplate has a few light nicks and scratches and retains most of a restored finish. Wood is sound and retains about all of a fine restored finish. Checkering has been freshened. Mechanics are fine. Brilliant shiny bore, shows very little use. Tang screw is a replacement. 4-49341 JR246 (3,000-5,000)

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SCARCE DELUXE ENGRAVED MARLIN MODEL 1895 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 137323. Cal. 45-90. Special order deluxe engraved ’95 Marlin with 26″ special order oct to rnd bbl, full magazine, Beach’s combination front sight, slot blank in rear seat and Lyman tang sight, missing its disk. Mounted with nicely figured, slab sawed American walnut with B-style checkered forearm and serpentine grip buttstock with Marlin semi-crescent steel buttplate. Buttstock and forend cap have factory sling loops. Receiver is very nicely engraved in #5-style by Conrad Ulrich, which consists of the oval vignette of a bull and cow elk on the left side, surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns and distinctive border patterns. Right side has matching foliate arabesque patterns and borders. Matching engraving extends onto the side of the bolt, bottom and top of receiver lever boss and top tang. Matching engraving patterns extend about 2-3/4″ over the chamber area of the exposed flats of the bbl. Buttplate is most unusually engraved in diamond and dot patterns with wavelet borders. Left side of upper tang, under the wood, is marked with matching SN, which is also found in top tang channel of buttstock and inside the buttplate. The Model 1895 is one of the more scarce Marlins with only about 18,000 produced in the period 1895-1917 in 7 different calibers, both standard and deluxe rifles and carbines. Engraved rifles in this model are quite rare. CONDITION: Fine to very fine, all matching. Bbl and magazine tube retain thin blue turning more silver on the magazine tube. Receiver has two extra holes on the left side. Receiver retains traces of case colors, mostly having turned silver. Wood is sound with a few light nicks & scratches and a couple heavier bruises on forearm and overall retains about all of a restored finish with freshened checkering. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with good shine, dark in the grooves. 4-49345 JR253 (4,000-6,000)

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1156

SCARCE DELUXE ENGRAVED MARLIN MODEL 1895 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 141137. Cal. 38-56. Unusual big bore Marlin with 28″ oct bbl, full magazine, German silver Rocky Mountain front sight and Marlin semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with streaky straight grain American walnut that has B-style checkered forearm and serpentine grip buttstock with crescent buttplate. Left side of upper tang is marked with the matching SN, which is also found in the top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Receiver is engraved in #1-style by one of the Ulrichs, with the vignette of a walking bull moose on the left side, surrounded by light foliate arabesque patterns with matching patterns on right side and light border patterns. Rifle is extremely unusual in that it is 1/2 nickel finish with nickel platted receiver lever, forend cap and buttplate. This configuration is occasionally seen on rifles used by trick shot artists and wild west performers, but is impractical as hunting rifle. The Model 1895 is one of the more scarce Marlins with only about 18,000 produced in the period 1895-1917 in 7 different calibers, both standard and deluxe rifles and carbines. Engraved rifles in this model are quite rare. CONDITION: About fine. Bbl retains 93-95% plummy blue/brown patina with sharp edge wear, a few spots of light surface discoloration and some light nicks on the top edges. Magazine tube has a 1/4″ dent about mid-point with several smaller repaired dents further toward the muzzle and overall retains a thin plummy brown patina. Receiver retains traces of orig nickel, being mostly a gray metal patina. Hammer retains smoky case colors. Lever retains just about all of its nickel finish. Buttplate retains a mottled cleaned metal patina. Wood is sound with usual nicks, dents and scratches with the buttstock retaining most of an old restored finish and the forearm a dark hand worn patina. Forearm checkering has been freshened. Mechanics are fine, strong sharp bore, dark in grooves. 4-49335 JR252 (5,000-8,000)

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1157

FINE ENGRAVED DELUXE MARLIN MODEL 1893 TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 211540. Cal. 30-30. Beautiful antique rifle with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine with German silver Rocky Mtn. front sight, Marlin semi-buckhorn rear sight & Lyman combination tang sight. Top flat of bbl has standard markings with caliber marking over chamber area and left top side flat is marked “SPECIAL SMOKELESS STEEL”. Top of receiver is marked “MARLIN SAFETY” and top tang is marked “MARLIN 1893”. Mounted with very nicely figured American walnut with A-style checkered forearm and serpentine grip buttstock with crescent buttplate. Left side of upper tang, under the wood, is marked with matching SN which is also found in top tang channel of buttstock and inside buttplate. Receiver is very nicely engraved in #2 style by Conrad Ulrich with the vignette of a running whitetail buck on left side and small vignette of a standing whitetail buck on right side, both in very detailed scenes. Both sides are surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns which extend over top & bottom of receiver on to the lever boss, takedown ring and about 2″ over chamber area of the bbl. Forend cap also has small patterns on each side. These early Marlins, regardless of their configuration, are rarely found with high orig finish. They were produced in a period of a hunting culture where they were exposed to the ultra-violet rays of sunlight which rapidly fades case colors. They usually saw hard service. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 96-97% strong orig blue with only faint sharp edge wear and a few scattered spots of surface rust; magazine tube is mainly a blue/brown patina with strong blue in sheltered areas; receiver retains 50-60% orig case colors, strong & bright in sheltered areas, moderately faded on left side and heavily faded on right side; lever & hammer retain strong case colors on sides, turned silver on outer faces of lever; takedown ring & forend cap retain faded case colors and the buttplate is mostly faded to a dark patina. Forearm has a couple of gouges on bottom, otherwise wood is sound with buttstock retaining 85-90% orig varnish showing moderate wear on checkering; forearm shows very heavy wear and retains a restored finish. Mechanics are fine, strong, sharp bore, frosty in the grooves. 4-49510 JR405 (4,500-7,500)

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1158

FINE DELUXE ANTIQUE MARLIN MODEL 1893 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 134048. Cal. 32-40. Beautiful rifle with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, windgage globe front sight, spirit level in rear seat and a Lyman tang sight with large disc. Mounted with A-style checkered American walnut with serpentine grip & crescent buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle in caliber 32-40 with 26″ oct bbl & pistol grip stock shipped March 9, 1896. Rifles of this era, when the west was still a little wild and travel & business was still conducted from the back of a horse or wagon, and hunting was a way of life, saw hard & continuous use, usually under adverse circumstances and are rarely found today with high orig finish, especially those with color case hardened parts. Exposure to the ultra-violet light of sunshine very quickly fades the colors to silver. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 98-99% crisp orig blue with only one small chemical spot on the magazine tube, which is also turning a little plum about mid-point; forend cap retains about all of its bright orig blue; receiver & hammer retain most of their orig case colors, brilliant on most of the left side, moderately faded on right side; lever & trigger retain bright case colors on left side, faded on right side and outer faces; buttplate retains traces of case colors. Wood is sound with a few light nicks & scratches and retains virtually all of its strong orig finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, appears to be new & unfired. 4-49236 JR402 (7,000-12,000)

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1159

FINE DELUXE ENGRAVED MARLIN MODEL 1893 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 217646. Cal. .30-30. Fine deluxe ’93 with 26″ tapered oct bbl, gold bead Sheard front sight, altered semi-buckhorn rear sight and Lyman combination tang sight, missing the small aperture. Mounted with very nicely figured, shell grain European walnut with B-style checkered forearm and serpentine grip buttstock with crescent buttplate. Left side of upper tang under the wood is marked with the matching SN, which is also found in top tang channel of buttstock and inside buttplate. Receiver is engraved by Conrad Ulrich in style #1 with the vignette of standing whitetail buck deer in a forest scene surrounded by light foliate arabesque patterns and various border patterns. Right side, top and bottom of receiver, top tang and lever boss are all engraved to match. The Model 1893 was produced in fairly large numbers but only a few were ordered deluxe and engraved. CONDITION: Fine, all matching. Bbl retains about 90% dull orig blue with sharp edge wear and a few small scattered spots of surface etching. Magazine tube is a light plummy patina. Receiver retains traces of case colors, being mostly, mottled silver case colors. Lever and hammer retain case colors, turned a little dark with brown patina on the outer faces. Buttplate is a dark patina, wood is sound with light nicks & scratches, and retains a restored finish with freshened checkering. Mechanics are fine, strong bore, frosty in the grooves. 4-49342 JR259 (2,000-3,000)

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1160

DELUXE SPECIAL ORDER ENGRAVED MARLIN MODEL 1893 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 294980. Cal. .32 Spcl. Deluxe special order rifle with 26″ oct to rnd bbl, 1/2 magazine, ivory bead hunting front sight missing the bead, folding semi-buckhorn rear sight and a locking Lyman combination tang sight. Mounted with nicely figured, center crotch flame grain American walnut with B-style checkered forearm and serpentine grip buttstock with crescent buttplate. Left side of the upper tang, under the wood has the matching SN. Top tang channel of buttstock appears to have matching SN, but the area is dark and oil stained and partially obliterated. Buttplate has the number 294980. Receiver, lever, hammer, takedown ring and buttplate are nickel plated. Receiver is engraved in style #1, probably by Conrad Ulrich, with the vignette of a standing whitetail buck in a forest scene on the left side, surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns, with matching patterns on the right side, top and bottom, top tang and bbl boss. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine tube retain about all of a restored finish with the cal. marking restamped. Receiver and all of the metal parts retain most of their restored nickel finish with fine pitting on the receiver and lever. Wood is sound and retains about all of a bright restored finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-49343 JR260 (2,000-3,000)

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SCARCE SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE ENGRAVED MARLIN MODEL 1893 TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 175273. Cal. .38-55 & 30-30. Special order rifle with rare 32″ oct bbl, 30″ magazine tube, ivory bead combination front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight and a locking over the comb marbles tang sight. Mounted with very highly figured flame grained American walnut with #10-style checkering on the forearm and serpentine grip buttstock that has crescent buttplate. Wood has been changed from another rifle. Left side of upper tang, under the wood is marked with matching SN. Top tang channel of buttstock also has matching SN, however, last two digits are stamped over no. “82”. Buttplate has the SN 175282, which indicates that it originated on this buttstock. Receiver is engraved by Conrad Ulrich in style #3, which consists of the large vignette of a buck and doe whitetailed dear in a forest scene on the left side surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns with mating engraving on the right side, over top of receiver, on takedown ring, lever boss, top tang, bottom of receiver, and buttplate tang. Accompanied by what is probably the orig bbl, which is oct, 26″ in cal 30-30, with gold bead front sight and modified rear sight. The reason for the 30″ magazine tube is that Marlin was not equipped to make a longer tube, so even their longest bbls only had a 30″ magazine tube. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains virtually all of a fine Turnbull style restoration with bright blues and brilliant case colors. Receiver has fine pin prick pitting. Wood is sound with light nicks & dings, tiny chip on toe of stock and retains most of a restored finish. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. 30-30 bbl retains most of restored finish, worn dark bore. 4-49339 JR258 (5,000-8,000)

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RARE ENGRAVED DELUXE MARLIN MODEL 1889 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 55202. Cal. 32 WCF (32-20). Rare Model 1889 with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, German silver Rocky Mtn. front sight, Marlin semi-buckhorn rear sight and Lyman combination tang sight. Mounted with very highly figured, center crotch, flame grain American walnut with B-style checkered forearm and serpentine grip buttstock with crescent buttplate. Left side of upper tang, under the wood, has matching SN which is also found in top tang channel of buttstock. Buttplate has the SN “96447”. Although mismatched the buttplate fits as orig and is in matching condition. Receiver is engraved, probably by Conrad Ulrich in enhanced #2 style with the rnd vignette of a walking whitetail buck in a woodland scene all surrounded by very fine foliate arabesque patterns with latch hook border on the left side. Right side & side of bolt are engraved to match with matching border. Engraving extends over top & bottom of receiver, top tang and lever boss. According to Marlin Firearms, Brophy, there were 55,119 Model 1889 firearms produced from 1889-1903 in both rifles, carbines, muskets & trapper carbines in four different calibers. According to a chart on p. 175 of the referenced publication there were only 3,729 rifles produced with 26″ oct bbls and a total of only 2,296 with pistol grips, all of which combines to make this a very rare rifle. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 90-92% orig blue, turned a little dull with sharp edge wear; magazine tube has turned a plummy blue/brown; receiver, lever & hammer retain most of their orig case colors, very strong in sheltered areas, lightly to moderately faded elsewhere; forend cap retains thin blue and the buttplate a blue/gray patina. Wood is sound with a few minor scratches and retains virtually all of a fine restored finish with freshened checkering. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with scattered fine pitting. 4-49509 JR403 (4,000-7,000)

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1163

SCARCE DELUXE ENGRAVED MARLIN MODEL 1889 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 66289. Cal. 38 WCF (38-40). Scarce ’89 Marlin with 24″ oct bbl, full magazine, altered German silver Rocky Mountain front sight, altered semi-buckhorn rear sight and Lyman combination tang sight. Mounted with nicely figured American walnut with A-style checkered forearm and serpentine grip buttstock that has crescent buttplate. Left side of upper tang is marked with matching SN, which is also found in top tang channel of buttstock and inside buttplate. Receiver is engraved in Ulrich style #1 by a modern hand with a vignette of a standing whitetail buck on the left side surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns and various borders with matching engraving on the right side and top of receiver. CONDITION: Good to very good. Bbl and magazine tube retain dull artificially aged blue with orig blue on forend cap. Receiver retains 25-30% orig blue with the balance & artificially aged brownish patina. Hammer retains bright orig case colors and the lever faded case colors. Buttplate is faded to silver. Wood is sound with a few light nicks & scratches, couple of small bruises and retains most of its orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp with bright shiny bore & scattered pitting. 4-49336 JR257 (2,000-3,000)

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SCARCE DELUXE ENGRAVED SPECIAL ORDER MARLIN, MODEL 1889. SN 87612. Cal. 38 WCF (38-40). Scarce deluxe ’89 Marlin with 28″ oct to rnd bbl, full magazine, globe front sight, Marlin semi-buckhorn rear sight and Lyman tang sight missing its disk. Mounted with very highly figured, center crotch flame grain American walnut with A-style checkered forearm and serpentine grip buttstock that has crescent buttplate. Buttstock has a modern repair in the wrist, which uses a draw bolt from front to back and the area inside the tangs is molded fiberglass. Receiver is engraved in #2-style by Conrad Ulrich with vignette of standing whitetail buck in forest scene on left side and a running whitetail buck on right side, all surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns and various borders. Engraving extends over the top and bottom of receiver, top tang and lever boss. Left side of upper tang, under the wood has the matching SN which is also found inside toe of buttplate. While the buttstock number is covered in fiberglass, it is readily apparent that this is the orig buttstock. Model 1889 rifles were in production only from 1889-1898, during which time there were about 55,000 rifles and carbines produced along with a few muskets. Production was in 4 calibers in both standard and deluxe configuration, which makes this a rather rare rifle. CONDITION: Very good. No orig finish remains on the bbl and magazine tube, being an artificially aged light patina with light surface rust. Receiver, lever, hammer and buttplate are mostly a gray metal patina with traces of silvered case colors. Buttstock has the aforementioned repair, otherwise wood is sound and retains a restored finish. Mechanics are fine, worn dark bore. 4-49338 JR255 (2,000-3,000)

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SCARCE SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE ENGRAVED MARLIN MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 146891. Cal. 32 WCF (32-20). Fine special order rifle with 28″ oct bbl, full magazine, German silver Rocky Mountain front side, Marlin semi-buckhorn rear sight and modified Lyman tang sight from another model of rifle. Mounted with straight grain walnut with A-style checkered forearm and serpentine buttstock that has crescent buttplate. Left side of upper tang, under the wood has matching SN, which is also found in top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Receiver is engraved in style #1 by one of the Ulrichs, which consists of the vignette of a standing whitetail buck on the left side, surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns and various borders. Right side, top and bottom of receiver are also engraved in light foliate arabesque patterns. Although the Model 1894 was produced in fairly large quantities, very few were ordered with special features, such as the longer bbl, checkered wood or engraving. CONDITION: About fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain about 95% dull orig blue with some scattered spots of rust pitting. Receiver retains case colors in sheltered areas, mostly having faded to silver and dark patina. Lever retains dark case colors on the sides, turned to dark patina on the outer faces. Hammer and buttplate are mottled patina. Wood is sound with a few light nicks, dings & scratches and retains most of a restored finish. Mechanics are fine, worn dark bore. 4-49337 JR256 (3,500-5,000)

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*MARLIN MODEL 1894 DELUXE SPECIAL ORDER ENGRAVED LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 440995. Cal. 25-20M (25-20 WCF). Fine deluxe rifle with 24″ oct bbl, full magazine, German silver Rocky Mountain front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight and marbles locking tang sight. Mounted with nicely figured American walnut with A-style checkered forearm and serpentine grip buttstock with S-style smooth steel buttplate. Left side of upper tang, under the wood is marked with SN, which is also found in top tang channel of buttstock and inside buttplate. Receiver is engraved in style #1, by one of the Ulrichs with the vignette of a standing bull elk and a forest scene background surrounded by light arabesque foliate patterns and various borders. Right side of receiver, and top & bottom of receiver also have light foliate arabesque patterns. While the Model 1894 Marlin was produced in fairly large quantities not many were ordered deluxe and very few were engraved. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain a dark plummy patina, a little lighter on the magazine tube. Receiver is mostly a gray metal patina with traces of silver cased colors and some fine pin prick pitting on the right side. Lever and hammer are a dark tan. Wood is sound with usual nicks & dings and retains about all of a fine restored finish with refreshened checkering. Hammer spring is broken, otherwise mechanics are fine, strong bore, dark in the grooves. 4-49344 JR254 (2,000-3,000)

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*SCARCE ENGRAVED MARLIN MODEL 1897 SPECIAL ORDER LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 275496. Cal. 22. Scarce little Marlin with 26″ oct to rnd tapered lightweight bbl, 7/8 magazine with Lyman front sight, missing its bead and Marlin semi-buckhorn rear sight. Rnd top receiver is marked “MARLIN SAFETY” and the tang “MODEL / 1897”. Mounted with nicely figured, tiger-striped American walnut with A-style checkered forearm and serpentine grip buttstock with crescent buttplate. Left side of upper tang, under the wood, is marked with last three digits of matching SN. Full SN is found in top tang channel of buttstock and inside buttplate. Receiver is engraved in #2 style on left style which consists of the large vignette of a running whitetail buck being chased by hound through woodland scene surrounded by light arabesque patterns. Right side is engraved in #1 style consisting of foliate arabesque patterns with a couple of very deep engraving cuts. Matching patterns extend over top & bottom of receiver & top tang. Engraving is probably by Conrad Ulrich. The Model 1897 Marlin was in production for about 20 years, 1897-1917, with about 125,000 rifles produced. They were mostly considered to be a boy’s or lady’s rifle and are very rarely found embellished in any way. Engraved ’97s such as this are very rare. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 60-65% orig blue with the balance turned plum with a few scattered small spots of rust and a small cleaned area about mid-point on the bbl; receiver retains 20-30% dark case colors with the balance a dark patina; bolt retains strong orig blue with a small shim installed in bottom edge; lever & hammer are mostly case colors turned silver, dark on outer faces of lever. Wood is sound and retains about all of a restored finish with freshened checkering. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-49508 JR396 (2,500-4,500)

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*SCARCE MARLIN MODEL 1897 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 252656. Cal. 22. Standard grade rifle with 24-1/2″ rnd bbl, full magazine, German silver Rocky Mtn. front sight and Marlin semi-buckhorn rear sight. Muzzle end of bbl had the end machined with Maxim silencer threads added. It retains its orig knurled thread protector nut. Mounted with uncheckered American walnut with straight stock and Marlin hard rubber buttplate. Left side of top tang, under the wood, is marked with last three digits of matching SN. Full SN is found in top tang channel of the buttstock. Round top receiver is marked “MARLIN SAFETY” and top tang “MODEL 1897”. The Model 1897 was produced in large quantities from 1897-1917, few ever had the Maxim silencer threads added. These rifles were considered boy’s or lady’s rifles and usually saw very hard service with no maintenance and are rarely found with any orig finish. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains about 95% strong orig blue with some fine thinning over the top about mid-point; magazine tube retains strong blue, turning a little plum about mid-point; receiver retains about all of its orig case colors, strong on sides, bright over the top and faded on the bottom; lever & hammer retain bright case colors on the sides, somewhat faded on outer faces of lever; top tang is mostly faded to silver. Wood is sound with a few minor nicks & scratches, a little oil staining around receiver & tang and overall retains about all of its fine orig varnish; buttplate has a small chipped toe. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-49511 JR397 (1,500-2,500)

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SCARCE DELUXE MARLIN 1897 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 156596. Cal 22. Early Model 1897 with 24″ oct-rnd bbl, half magazine, Lyman ivory bead front sight, no provision for a rear sight with a Lyman tang sight. Receiver is early type with rnd top marked “MARLIN SAFETY”. Tang is marked “MODEL / 1897”. Mounted with very nicely figured, A-style checkered American walnut with serpentine grip & Marlin hard rubber buttplate. Top tang channel of the buttstock is marked with the matching SN. Very few Model 1897s were produced with the 1892 style of rnd top on the receiver. Tang screw, while probably orig does not fit well. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching. Bbl & magazine tube retain 97-98% strong orig blue, turning a little dull on top. Receiver retains 60-70% orig case colors, strong and bright in the scallops, faded elsewhere with light surface spotting. Hammer retains strong case colors & the lever, faded case colors. Stock has a tiny sliver missing by the top tang, otherwise wood is sound with usual light handling & storage nicks & scratches & retains most of it’s orig varnish. Mechanics are fine. Bright, shiny bore. 4-48866 JR163 (2,000-3,000)

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SCARCE BALLARD UNION HILL NO. 9 SINGLE SHOT TARGET RIFLE. SN 21647. Cal. 32-40. Made by Marlin, only from 1884 to 1891 in somewhat limited numbers but still was one of the most popular Ballard rifles. This rifle has a 32″ oct to rnd bbl, German silver Rocky Mountain front sight, Marlin semi-buckhorn rear sight and Marlin improved tang sight with 2-3/4″ staff. It has full loop lever and dbl set triggers. Mounted with very highly figured, streaky, uncheckered American walnut with schnable tip forearm and serpentine pistol grip stock with cheek piece & nickeled brass Swiss buttplate. Bbl, forearm, buttstock & buttplate are all matching numbered to the rifle. Given that these rifles were primarily used for target shooting and that target shooters of that era were prone to making modifications to suit themselves, it is rare to find one of these rifles in completely orig configuration. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 50-60% orig blue with the balance medium patina. Receiver retains mottled, faded case colors. Lever shows faded case colors on the sides, turned silver elsewhere. Buttplate retains most of its orig nickel finish worn to brass on the knobs. Wood is sound without the obligatory cracks in the wrist and retains about all of a crisp, original-style restored finish. Mechanics are crisp. Strong, bright bore a little frosty in the grooves. 4-49222 JR274 (4,000-7,000)

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RARE SHARPS MID-RANGE #1 SINGLE SHOT TARGET RIFLE. SN 158362. Cal. 40-50 Sharps Bottleneck. Rare target rifle with 28″ oct bbl and equally rare 31-5/8″ Malcolm scope in target mounts in the front & rear dovetails. Top flat of the bbl has the “Old Reliable” and “Bridgeport” markings forward of the rear seat. Caliber marking is stamped over the chamber area and cartridge length “1-11/16″ on right side flat. Single trigger is checkered and top tang has a matching numbered vernier sight base with screw, missing the staff. All accessible parts are matching numbered including receiver, lockplate, trigger plate, buttstock, buttplate, bbl & forearm which has last four digits of matching number in pencil right side. Mounted with very highly figured, shell grain American walnut with checkered schnable tip Sharps forearm & pistol grip stock with checkered grip cap & coarse checkered Sharps steel buttplate. Left side of the stock is inlaid with an empty, rectangular, scalloped edge, silver name plate. Accompanied by a Sharps factory records letter which identifies this rifle as a mid-range 0.1, invoiced at the Bridgeport Factory on Sept 3, 1877 to W.W. Skiddy, President of the Stamford, CT Rifle Club. It is described as being Cal. 40, 1-16″ with 28” bbl, style not specified and neither is the trigger or sights, weight 9-3/4 pds. Dr. Richard J. Labowski, current owner of the Sharps records states that since there is no price entered in the order book, he speculates that it was given to the Stamford Rifle Club as a shooting contest prize. He also states that supporting this theory is the fact that an inscription plate is noted as being installed on the buttstock. According to Sharps Firearms, Sellers there were only 66 of these rare rifles produced at Bridgeport Jan. 1876 through Nov. 1879. Standard bbl length was 30″ oct with all other features as found on this rifle standard except the bbl sights which are missing. In the remarks section, Mr. Sellers states that “20 were made with 28″ barrels”. That number apparently was extracted from the total production of both Hartford & Bridgeport rifles which came to a total of 102 rifles. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine, all matching. Bbl retains virtually all of a spectacular and truly expertly restored finish with bright blue. Receiver, lock plate, hammer & trigger plate retain strong, bright orig case colors. Wood is sound with a few light nicks & scratches and retains virtually all of a wonderful restored high gloss finish with sharp checkering. Mechanics are crisp. Brilliant, shiny bore. Scope retains about all of its bright orig blue with the eye piece showing about all of its black oxidized silver finish. Crosshairs & optics are fine. 4-49598 JR266 (17,500-27,500)

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RARE SHARPS MODEL 1874 NY SCHUETZEN CORPS RIFLE. SN 162223. Cal. 40-50 Sharps Bottleneck 1-11/16″. Very rare Sharps “German Pattern” target rifle also known as Schuetzen rifle, with 30″ oct bbl, very early globe front sight with pin, replacement Sharps-style 800 yd ladder rear sight and it’s orig vernier tang sight with 4″ staff. Top flat of bbl has the “Old Reliable” cartouche & Bridgeport address with caliber marking over the chamber area and case length on the right side flat. Mounted with extremely rare, uncheckered, straight grain American walnut buttstock that has pistol grip, slight perch belly and a shallow cheek piece with a brass sporting buttplate. Right side of buttstock has an empty 1-3/4″ by 7/8″ oval silver name plate. Just behind this inlay are the hand stamped initials “F.L”. Forearm appears to be a special order treatment among the group purchased by the New York Scheutzen Rifle Club. Bottom of the forearm has a threaded socket for a palm rest with an identical threaded hole in the front part of the lever. Bottom of the bbl has an extra threaded hole that is just covered by the tip of the forearm. All of the parts examined are matching numbered including receiver, bbl, lockplate, trigger plate & buttstock. Buttplate & forearm are unnumbered. Accompanied by a Sharps Factory Records letter from Dr. Richard J. Labowskie, current owner of the records, wherein he states Order Book #6 lists this rifle as a Model 1874 Schuetzen invoiced at Bridgeport Jan. 17, 1878 to William Gennerich, Secretary of the NY Central Schuetzen Corps, New York City. It is described as being 40-50 cal., 1-11/16″ with 30″ oct bbl, globe front sight, mid-range vernier tang sight mounted on a sporting base, stocked with cheek piece & sporting buttplate. Letter continues that the order was for 18 identical Schuetzen rifles shipped on the same date. Paragraph 3 of the letter states that a total of 69 Model 1874 Schuetzen rifles were produced, 68 of which were sent to the New York Central Schuetzen Corps between Jan and May 1878. The 69th rifle was sent to Edwin S. Harris, New York City. The New York Schuetzen Corps was founded in 1857 by German immigrants and it continues in business today. Occasionally one of these 69 rifles will surface and are usually found with various individual modifications to suit the owner at the time. Most of them have at least one or more minor modifications. CONDITION: Fine, all matching except forearm and buttplate which are unnumbered. Bbl retains 80-85% orig blue, turned a little dull with the balance a brown patina. Receiver, lockplate & trigger plate retain strong case colors, turned a little dark. Wood is sound with the aforementioned palm rest socket in the forearm, 2-3 bruises on the buttstock with nicks & scratches in the finish and overall retains about 90% orig factory varnish. Forearm retains 96-98% orig varnish. Mechanics are fine. Bright, shiny bore. 4-48711 JR268 (5,500-8,500)

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SCARCE SHARPS MODEL 1875 HEAVY BUFFALO RIFLE. SN 158654. Cal. 44-90 Sharps 2-5/8″. Fine heavy Sharps rifle with 30″ extra heavy oct bbl, globe front sight with pin & Sharps ladder rear sight. Top flat, forward of the rear sight is marked with the “Old Reliable” cartouche & Brigdeport address. Caliber marking is stamped over the chamber area. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock and coarse checkered Sharps steel buttplate. Also has double set triggers. All accessible parts are matching numbered including the receiver, bbl, lock plate, trigger plate, buttplate & buttstock. While the forearm number could not be discerned, an impression of the bbl number was completely visible in mirror image. Accompanied by a Sharps factory records letter which identifies this rifle as a Model 1874 Sporting rifle, invoiced at Bridgeport on Sept. 18, 1876 to B. Kittredge & Co., Cincinnati, OH. It is described as being a .44-90 caliber with 30″ oct bbl, double triggers, open sights & oil finish stocks and weighed 15 lbs, 14 oz. In the same order were 5 sporting rifles identically configured & all weighing about 16 lbs, along with three 14 lb rifles in .50 cal & 2 business rifles. Dr. Richard J. Labowskie, the owner of the Sharps records, states that the B. Kittredge Co. was a major distributor of Sharps rifles 1876 to 1878 & wholesaled guns throughout the Midwest & Trans-Mississippi West by means of their catalogs & traveling representatives. He states “many collectors consider the Kittredge-shipped Sharps to be western guns, and those of large caliber & heavy weight are particularly associated with the Texas buffalo hunt”. CONDITION: About fine, all matching. Bbl retains about 75% of a plummy/brown patina with some fine pitting over the forearm area. Each side of the bbl at the chamber area, has vice marks. Receiver retains traces of silvered case colors with the balance a dark patina. One receiver screw is a replacement and top tang is broken through the front screw hole but is still in place & easily repairable by a competent gunsmith. Lock plate & trigger plate are mottled silvered case colors. Lever has a dark plum patina. Buttstock has a fine hairline and repaired crack in the wrist, otherwise is sound with numerous nicks, scratches & dings and retains about 75% dull, dark, orig varnish. Forearm is missing long slivers of wood on each side, otherwise is sound showing a fine hand-worn patina. Mechanics are fine. Worn bore with good shine and very fine scattered pitting. 4-48285 JR265 (10,000-20,000)

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SHARPS MODEL 1874 BUSINESS 40 RIFLE. SN 158901. Cal. 40-50 Sharps Bottleneck. Fine Sharps hunting rifle with 28″ medium to heavy rnd bbl, Sharps front sight & Lawrence patent 800 yd ladder rear sight. Top of bbl has the “Old Reliable” cartouche & Bridgeport address. It has double-set triggers. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with Sharps rnd forearm & straight stock with Sharps smooth steel buttplate. Receiver & bbl have matching SN’s while the buttstock, buttplate, lockplate & trigger plate has last four digits of SN “8891”. According to Sharps Firearms, Sellers, there were total of 700 Business 40 rnd bbl rifles built at Bridgeport prior to cessation of production in Sept. 1880. This model of Sharps was produced to fill demand for a less expensive hunting rifle. Most saw hard service and are rarely found today with orig finish. This likely explains the mismatched parts. CONDITION: Fine. Exposed part of the bbl retains a blue/brown patina with strong blue under the forearm. Receiver, lockplate, hammer & trigger plate retain about 60-70% silvered case colors with the balance flaked to a dark patina. Wood is sound with a few light nicks & scratches and retains an old restored finish with hand-worn patina. Mechanics are fine. Bright, shiny bore. 4-49597 JR267 (3,500-5,000)

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SHARPS MODEL 1853 SLANT BREECH SPORTING RIFLE. SN 20642. Cal. 44. Standard Sharps sporting rifle with 25-1/4″ medium weight oct bbl, Sharps front sight with German silver blade & a Sharps leaf rear sight. Lock plate has the pellet priming system incorporated and is marked “SHARP’S / PATENT / 1852” note the apostrophe in the name. Top tang is marked “SHARPS / PATENT / 1848” along with the SN. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with rnd Sharps forearm that has pewter nose cap & straight stock that has brass buttplate & 2-pc brass patch box on the right side. Bbl & forearm are matching numbered to the receiver. Buttstock, lockplate & trigger plate are unnumbered. Buttplate has tiny number “39” which is probably an inspector number rather than an assembly number. According to Sharps Rifles, Sellers, there were 1,127 of these rifles produced during the period July 1854 to Dec 1859 in 3 different calibers & a variety of bbl lengths with some fancy and engraved. CONDITION: Good to very good. Bbl retains a cleaned, smooth metal patina. Lockplate, hammer, trigger plate, lever & receiver retain traces of faded case colors, being mostly a cleaned metal patina. Wood is sound with a few light nicks & scratches and retains a hand-worn patina. Buttplate and patch box show a medium mustard patina. Mechanics are fine. Strong bright bore with some very minor roughness in the grooves. 4-49600 JR269 (4,000-7,000)

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Revised: 10/2/2013

The buttstock was originally 13 1/2″. This gun has been shortened to 12 1/2″. The old buttplate may not be original. The title should have read #2 SHORT RANGE.

SCARCE SHARPS BORCHARDT NO. 2 MID-RANGE SINGLE SHOT TARGET RIFLE. SN 18333. Cal. 40-50 Sharps straight. Fine mid-range target rifle with 30″ tapered rnd bbl, windgage spirit level front sight, Lawrence patent 800 yd ladder rear sight & Sharps patented mid-range adjustable tang sight with 3″ staff. Bbl is marked “Old Reliable” and has the Bridgeport address. Also has caliber and case length marking on the left side over the chamber. It has single trigger. Mounted with straight grain American walnut with schnable tip checkered forearm, serpentine grip buttstock with replacement smooth hard rubber buttplate. According to Sharps Firearms, Sellers, there were only 31 No. 2 mid-range Borchardt rifles produced in the period Oct 1877 to Oct 1880 in a large variety of calibers and various bbl lengths making this a very rare Sharps rifle. PROVENANCE: Henry S. Morgan Jr. Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains about 98% strong orig blue with a few scattered tiny spots of surface discoloration. Receiver retains most of its orig case colors, moderately faded on the sides, more faded on the top and turned silver on the bottom. Stock has a small repair in the comb from tang sight damage, otherwise wood is sound with a few minor handling & storage tiny nicks. Buttstock retains most of its strong orig finish & the forearm about 40% orig finish, with the balance hand-worn. Checkering on the buttstock shows light to moderate wear and on the forearm moderate to heavy wear. Mechanics are fine. Very bright, shiny bore. 4-49131 JR271 (5,000-8,000)

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LOT OF FOUR BOXES SHARPS CARTRIDGES. 1) 5-rd box UMC caliber 45-105, 2-7/8″ cartridges; box is a flat pack with green & black top label. 2) 5-rd box UMC caliber 40-90, 3-1/4″ cartridges; box is a flat pack with green & black top label, sealed in plastic. 3) Two sealed 10-rd boxes caliber 40-70 Sharps straight cartridges; boxes are dbl stacked with green & black top labels, one sealed in plastic, the other is not. CONDITION: 1) Very fine. Box has 4 broken corners in bottom, top is intact; label is moderately soiled; one cartridge is slightly oxidized, paper patches are still mostly bright white. 2) Very fine. Appears to have one spot of tape on label, otherwise label is very lightly soiled; box lid appears to have a couple of broken corners; ammunition was not examined. 3) Boxes appear to be identical with moderate soil on label, a few tiny chips and a wear spot or two; buff colored wrapping is intact and lightly soiled. 4-49659 JR385 (1,500-2,000)

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SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 1885 SCHUETZEN SINGLE SHOT TARGET RIFLE. SN 81322. Cal. 38-55. Fine Schuetzen rifle with 30″ #3 weight oct bbl, windgage front sight with hood, no rear seat and a thin base mid-range vernier tang sight with 2-3/4″ staff. It has Schuetzen dbl-set trigger and a Pope-style finger lever. Mounted with straight grain American walnut with “H”-style checkering, black insert schnable tip forearm that has an orig Winchester palm rest with replacement knob. Buttstock is a modern replacement with checkered, capped pistol grip, heavy Schuetzen cheek piece with perch belly and an orig Helm Schuetzen buttplate. Left side of lower tang, under the wood is marked “XXX” and has the assembly number “5459” along with “US”, apparently indicating Schuetzen. Forearm & buttstock are unmarked and the buttplate has the assembly number “8132”. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle in caliber 38-55, case hardened, 30″ #3 oct bbl, Schuetzen set trigger, checkered stock with pistol grip, mid-range and windgage sights, no rear, Helm plate, spur lever, palm rest and Dutch cheek piece, received in the warehouse Aug 23, 1899; “additional dates listed: November 20, 1899 and Buffalo – March 26, 1901; shipped from warehouse April 17, 1901 to order number 95318; December 13 & 14, 1901 order number 126849.” The “XXX” marking on the lower tang would indicate very fancy wood which has obviously been replaced by the currently installed stock. “spur lever” mentioned in the letter would indicate a Winchester spur lever which has also been replaced by the current Pope-style Schuetzen lever. This is simply another case of a shooter customizing his rifle to suit his individual taste. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains sharp edges and shows a lightly restored finish. Receiver retains about 60% case colors, strong on the rear 1/2 of the sides, faded to silver elsewhere. Wood is sound and retains about all of it’s custom finish. Mechanics are fine. Bright, shiny bore, a little frosty in the grooves. Would still be a fine shooter. 4-49219 JR275 (4,000-7,000)

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*SCARCE STEVENS 44-1/2 HEAVY SCHUETZEN-STYLE SINGLE SHOT TARGET RIFLE WITH EXTRA STEVENS-POPE BARREL. SN 9177. Cal. 22 Short & 32-40 (could be 33-40). The 22 caliber bbl mounted on the rifle is 29-3/4″, heavy oct about #4 weight with scope blocks. Front sight has been removed and there is no rear seat. Tang sight also has been removed. Mounted with very nicely figured, streaky American walnut with checkered schnable tip forearm that has a mushroom palm rest in a nickeled base, mounted nearly in the center. Toward the rear of the forearm was where it was originally mounted and now has the outline of the base with an empty hole. Buttstock has raised side panels and checkered serpentine grip with deep cheek piece and heavy perch belly Schuetzen butt that has a nickeled brass Schuetzen buttplate. All visible attached parts are matching numbered to the rifle including bbl, forearm, buttstock and buttplate. Receiver has Schuetzen double-set triggers and a nickeled Pope-style lever. Extra bbl is 32″, about #4 weight, oct and marked on the top flat toward the rear “STEVENS-POPE / J.STEVENS ARMS & TOOL CO. CHICOPEE FALLS, MA. U.S.A.”. Front sight has been removed, there is no rear seat. it is also mounted with target scope blocks. Bottom flat of the bbl, under the forearm has the Pope SN “1825” & rifling is typical Pope left hand style. Muzzle of the spare bbl is drilled and machined for a false muzzle, which is missing. Also accompanied by the center fire breech block 32-40 extractor & a nickeled Pope-style finger lever. Altogether a very rare and desirable Stevens target rifle. CONDITION: Very fine plus, all matching except spare bbl, as noted. 22 bbl retains 96-98% strong orig blue with a few minor, tiny nicks with bright, shiny bore. Receiver retains about all of its strong orig case colors, moderately faded on the forward half, less faded towards the rear. Top & bottom tangs are gray patina. Lever retains about all of its milky nickel. Wood is sound with light nicks, scratches & one gouge and overall retains about all of its fine orig varnish. Checkering shows light diamond point wear with bruise on the right side of the wrist. Buttplate retains 65-70% orig milky nickel. Spare bbl retains 98-99% strong orig blue with brilliant, shiny bore. Center fire breech block retains most of its orig bright blue with some freckles of rust on the sides. Spare lever retains about all of its bright restored nickel finish. A most unusual set that is suitable for the collection or would make a wonderful shooter. 4-49229 JR276 (4,000-6,000)

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REMINGTON HEPBURN NO. 3 “B” QUALITY SINGLE SHOT TARGET RIFLE. SN 1707. Cal. appears to be 38-40 Remington Hepburn. Fine target rifle with 30″ oct to rnd bbl, spirit level windgage front sight, Remington leaf rear sight with sliding peep & thick base vernier tang sight with 3-1/4″ staff. Mounted with very nicely figured American walnut with checkered, tapered, rnd forearm that has nickeled steel schnable forearm tip and checkered rnd knob stock with high comb, cheek piece and dainty nickeled brass Swiss buttplate. Accompanied by a notarized letter from Alexandra McCain Morgan, Mrs. Henry Sturgis Morgan, Jr. wherein she states that this firearm was from her husband’s collection which she inherited upon his death in 2011. Mr. Morgan was the oldest son of Henry Sturgis Morgan, grandson of J. Pierpont Morgan Jr. and great-grandson of J. Pierpont Morgan, the world renowned financier, railroad tycoon and founder of U.S. Steel and several other well-known companies around the U.S. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms, there were fewer than 1,000 of these rifles produced in the period 1883 to 1907 in 8 different calibers in both “A” and “B” quality. These rifles were among the pace setters of their day and remained in use well into the 20th Century. Rarely are they found today in completely orig configuration with high orig finish. PROVENANCE: Henry S. Morgan Jr. Estate Collection. CONDITION: About fine. Bbl retains 30-40% orig blue with the balance turned to a medium brown patina. Receiver retains virtually all of its orig case colors, moderately faded on the sides and bottom with the trigger guard and lower tang faded to silver. Buttplate retains thin silver finish. Wood is sound with a few light nicks & scratches, shows moderate to heavy wear on the checkering and retains a dark handrubbed oil finish. Mechanics are fine. Bright, shiny bore. 4-49130 JR272 (4,500-7,500)

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CASED MAYNARD MODEL 1865 PERCUSSION SPORTING RIFLE 2-BARREL SET. SN 26375. Cal. 40 and 20 ga. Fine sporting & target rifle with 26″ oct to rnd bbl, tiny globe front sight, fixed rear sight and elevating tang peep sight. Made without forearm, this rifle is mounted with highly figured, checkered American walnut buttstock with straight grip & Maynard smooth steel buttplate. Left side of receiver has the Maynard name & 2-line patent dates with the Mass Arms name & address on the right side. Bottom tang, along with the SN has the date “1865” which signifies that this rifle was produced from leftover Civil War carbine parts as a sporting rifle. These unusual rifles utilized a self-contained cartridge with wide, flat, thin rim that had a flash hole in the center and utilized a percussion cap for ignition. Although these sporting rifles are known as the Model 1865, according to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms they were actually produced in the period 1863-1865, simultaneous with wartime carbines and then after the war as the Model 1865. Accompanied by an orig motor case style half-split brown leather trunk case that is fuchsia colored velvet lined with separate covered compartments in the lid and bottom. The lid is made for the buttstock and the bottom is compartmented for the two bbls. Case furniture is repoussed cast brass with a lock on the front that has its functioning key. Top of the case has a partial shipping label that is partially legible. Bottom of the case has what is probably a duplicate of the top label with the return address “A.A. FIDD / 44 MANCHESTER ST. / ROCHESTER, N.Y.”. It is addressed to “JOS. C. LOWE / 9125 NORTH AVE. / LACKLAND STA. / ST. LOUIS CO. / MO.”. Also accompanied by an orig Maynard/Mass Arms all-steel, 2-cavity, 40 caliber bullet mold with sprue cutter that has the Mass Arms address on the right side. Additionally accompanied by 2-pages of genealogical research. One is regarding Jos. C. Lowe who, in 1870, was 30 years old, a colored man living in Hannibal, Marion Co., Missouri (north of St. Louis). The 1880 census shows him living in Kansas. The second sheet is an attempt to discover information on A.A. Fidd. The only person resembling that name was Adelbert Fidd who, in 1870, was a 20-year old carriage maker living in Moravia, Cayuga County, NY (south of Rochester, NY). High grade examples of this rifle are scarce; 2-bbl sets are very scarce and motor case examples such as this are rare. PROVENANCE: Barnes Family Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Rifle bbl retains about 98% strong orig blue with only light muzzle end wear and faint sharp edge wear on the octagonal section; receiver & lever retain about 90% moderately faded orig case colors. Wood is sound and retains most of a lightly restored finish with freshened checkering. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. Shotgun bbl retains 93-95% thinning orig blue turning a little plum on the rear 1/3, bright shiny bore. Case shows heavy wear with both end straps & keepers missing; handle & keepers are replacements. There is edge wear on the lid, otherwise case is sound; interior is moderately to heavily faded with the inside lid partition cover loose; bullet mold is a cleaned gray metal patina with strong cavities. 4-47648 JR258 (2,000-3,000)

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FRANK WESSON, KITTREDGE & CO MILITARY CARBINE. SN 3378. Cal. 44. This is a very fine example of a 2-trigger Frank Wesson military carbine, agent marked “B. KITTREDGE & CO/CINCINNATI.O.” These guns, originally made as sporters prior to the Civil War, found little acceptance among the military though the U.S. government did buy 151 guns and some guns were bought by the state of Ohio during the Civil war. This particular example does not appear to have seen much use as it retains much of its orig blue finish and the bore is still shiny and bright. CONDITION: Bbl retains 90%+ orig blue though much is turning plum. Frame and sideplate retain about 50% of its orig blue with balance brown/silver. Trigger guard has traces of orig blue with pitting. Hammer retains some muted case colors with balance smooth and silver. Bore exhibits crisp rifling with scattered areas of pitting. Stock is sound and solid with scattered dings, dents and scratches and with old chipped area at toe. 4-49593 JS55 (800-1,200)

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VERY RARE ALEXANDER HENRY DETACHABLE BARREL BEST QUALITY SINGLE SHOT DROPPING BLOCK RIFLE. SN 6083. Cal. .450 BPE. 28″ Tapered round bbl with ovate Nock form is fitted with one standing, one folding express rear sight, and longitudinally dovetailed front ivory bead, in island bases, and engraved “Alexr Henry, Edinburgh and London” at top rear. Bbl detaches from action with ingenious system of slight cone shaped mating of action to bbl, similar to how tapered lathe tools attach. Bbl is held against action by closely fitted large lug, which rotates into place on heavy extension of front of action, and is retained by pivoting lever. Bbl detachment is quickly effected as long as tension is put on opening lever so that extractor clears end of bbl. Case hardened action fitted with non-rebounding right hand lock with rebated tail, has typical Henry opening lever with spring detent latch. Lock is fitted with front sliding stalking safety, which engages at half cock. Action and lock are engraved with well cut, small scroll at nearly full coverage. “Alexr Henry” is in scrolled band on tail of lockplate. Serpentine hammer has stylized dolphin head. Top of receiver ring is engraved with use no. “Patent no. 2286″. SN is on trigger guard tang. Finely streaked and lightly figured full horn capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-5/8″ over Silver pad, and features slim, double shadow line right hand cheekpiece, and point pattern checkering at grip. Matching forend attaches to bbl with forward pivoting latch. Drop at heel: approx 2-9/16″, drop at comb: approx 1-3/4″. Weight: 7 lbs. 12 oz. LOP: 14-5/8”. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbl retains approx 95% orig bright blue, with some minor marks and scratches on left side, silvering at muzzle. Action retains 90% plus orig case hardening color, some light spotting, mostly on left side. Lock retains nearly all its orig color. Stocks retain most of their orig rubbed oil finish with numerous minor marks and dings. The pad has been cleaned up. Forend shows two repaired cracks emanating from bottom of action toward checkering, which shows light wear and dirt. Bore is fine with strong rifling throughout, slightly frosted. Action and lock are crisp. Takedown feature is very tight. Jonathan Kirton in his list of known Alexander rifles in THE BRITISH FALLING BLOCK BREECHLOADING RIFLE FROM 1865, notes only 8 takedown rifles. This fine example is one of the earliest. 4-47817 MGM74 (12,000-16,000)

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1184
Revised: 9/13/2013

Please note – Important Correction: Description states “Rifle fires when in safe position.” This is absolutely not so. The safety works perfectly fine. The unique safety device in Gibbs’ Farquharson is a bar which protects the primer from the falling hammer. Thus when the gun is on safety, if the hammer is cocked and the trigger pulled, the hammer will fall but the safety bar prevents the hammer from striking the primer. Therefore there is nothing wrong with the safety on this gun.

BEST QUALITY GEORGE GIBBS FARQUHARSON DROPPING BLOCK SINGLE SHOT SPORTING RIFLE WITH DIES AND COMPONENTS. SN 14906. (ca 1880) Cal. .461 no. 2 Gibbs. 28″ Slightly tapered round bbl, mounted with island bases for one standing, one folding leaf express rear sight, marked for 100 and 200 yards, and longitudinally dovetailed silver bead front, is engraved “METFORD’S PATENT 1637. GEORGE GIBBS, CORN STREET, BRISTOL.” (Patent use no. 1637) on top rear. Left rear is stamped with Birmingham black powder proofs. A sling eye is soldered to bottom of bbl. Best quality, sporting type, thin walled, sporting action is fitted with short safety lever and sliding bolt on right side, with “FREE” and “BOLTED” gold inlaid. Right side is also marked “FARQUHARSON’S PATENT 647” (patent use number). Left side is engraved “George Gibbs Bristol” in lozenge surrounded by 80% coverage well cut small scroll, as is typical for best quality Gibbs rifles. Nicely shaped operating lever has detent latch. Best quality SN is engraved on bottom tang. Nicely figured European walnut full capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-3/8″ over ribbed hard rubber buttplate. Grip cap is of horn. Typical point pattern checkering with mullered borders is at grip. There is a sling eye, along with gold oval engraved with the initials “ECE” within a belt marked “SPERNO” surmounted by raised mailed fist grasping a snake, on toe line. (A quick Google search reveals this snake device is possibly of the Ellice family. (Burkes Peerage.)) Matching forend with horn tip attaches with screw to bbl. Factory frame no. “128” is stamped on face of action and on bbl under forend. Drop at heel: approx 3″, drop at comb: approx 2″. Weight: 7 lbs. 7 oz. LOP: 14-3/8″. Also included are a set of C & H dies and approx 50 fired Bertrum cases, and maybe 30 primed and unprimed cases, along with 50 558 grain bullets, and 50 556 grain bullets cast in provided .453 diameter Lyman mold. There is also a sample cartridge and a small lot of pre-cut paper patches. CONDITION: Very good, as found. Bbl retains a considerable amount of its orig blue, considerably browned and worn. Action retains traces of its orig case hardening color, mostly mottled silver brown. Trigger housing retains most of its case hardening color. Operating lever retains traces of color. Stocks retain a considerable amount of orig finish with considerable wear and numerous minor marks, checkering worn and dirty. Metford bore shows considerable wear at throat, and is lightly pitted throughout, with a spot of deeper pitting approx 9″ back from muzzle. Action is tight and crisp. Rifle fires when in safe position, needs attention. Dies and components are excellent. George Gibbs produced a total of 974 of these iconic actions in all types. Few survive in their orig configuration. 4-47818 MGM71 (12,000-16,000)

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1185
Revised: 10/2/2013

Additional information: This rifle is the desirable Take-Down model with detachable barrel patent.

*WESTLEY RICHARDS MODEL 1897 DROPPING BLOCK SINGLE SHOT EXPRESS RIFLE. SN 34605. Cal. .450-400 3-1/4 Nitro Exp. 28″ Tapered ovate detachable bbl has matted top flat and island bases for one standing, two folding leaf express rear sight, and silver bead longitudinally dovetailed front. Left side of bbl is stamped “WESTLEY RICHARDS & CO LONDON” and “W. R. HIGH VELOCITY NITRO EXPRESS RIFLE .400 BORE”. Right side is stamped “PATENT No 9711. DETACHABLE BARREL 714”. Blued Model 97 single shot action is marked “WESTLEY RICHARDS & CO LONDON” and with SN on left side. Right side is marked “PATENT DETACHABLE BARREL No. 9711”. Top tang is fitted with automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), surmounted by the number “360” which is the patent use number of the tang safety. Opening lever is cranked to the right with detent latch in thumbpiece, and is color case hardened, as is breechblock. Nicely streaked European walnut full capped pistol grip buttstock measures 15-1/4″ over Silver type pad, and features small shadow line beaded right hand cheekpiece, point pattern checkering with mullered borders, steel grip cap, and a vacant silver oval as well as sling eye, on toe line. Detachable forend has Deeley latch, heavy iron shoe, and horn tip. Drop at heel: approx. 2-1/4″. Drop at comb: approx. 1-3/4″. Weight: 8 lbs. 3 oz. LOP. 15-1/4″. Also included are the original steel trap buttplate, a black Decelerator pad, and spare front sight. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbl retains 70 – 80% orig plum blue, silvering on thin edges, and thinning overall. Action retains 85 – 90% of its orig bright blue with numerous scratches and marks. Under lever and breechblock retain most of their orig case hardening color. Stocks retain most of their orig rubbed oil finish, grain slightly raised, checkering re-cut, new pad. Bore is very fine, shiny with strong rifling throughout, slightly frosted at breech end. A very fine big game rifle. 4-48307 MGM18 (7,500-11,500)

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*BSA MARTINI SINGLE SHOT TAKEDOWN RIFLE WITH THREE EXTRA BARRELS. SN 19538. Cal. 22 HP (Original), 22 Short (by A. W. Peterson, Denver Co), 22 LR and 25/20 (Both by A. O. Neidner). 29-3/4″ Original 22 High Power bbl is mounted with target scope blocks, and longitudinally dovetailed silver bead front sight in nicely shaped ramp with hood. It is marked with BSA logo at breech, and Birmingham nitro proofs on right rear. 26″ 22 Short bbl is mounted with target scope bases, and A. O. Neidner marked target scope, along with classic integral front sight ramp and gold bead, and is marked “A. W. Peterson, Denver. Colo.” 26-1/4″ 22 Long Rifle bbl is marked “A. O. Neidner Malden, Mass.” on left rear, and is mounted with target scope blocks, and sweated-on ramp base, with through dovetailed gold bead, and sight hood. 26-1/4″ 25/20 bbl is also by Neidner, and is laid out the same as long rifle bbl and includes target micrometer scope rings. Typical BSA Martini action is fitted with patent micrometer sight at wrist, is nicely scroll engraved, and marked with BSA logo on left side. Bbls takedown with wing bolt on left side, which allows action to spring open slightly, and bbls to be easily unscrewed. Two separate extractors are supplied, one for the 25/20, and another for the rim fire bbls. Finely marbled and lightly figured European walnut full horn capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/4″ over engraved steel buttplate. There is wraparound borderless checkering at grip, and a large sling loop on toe line. Each bbl has its own forend attached. The original bbl forend has point pattern checkering, horn tip, and sling eye. The Peterson bbl forend has Schnabeled horn tip and fleur-di-lis checkering. Both of the Neidner bbl forends have point pattern checkering and plain tip. Original bbl set: Drop at heel: approx 3″, drop at comb (with micrometer sight in low position): approx 2-1/2″. Weight: 7 lbs. 0 oz. LOP: 14-1/4″. CONDITION: Excellent. Action and orig bbl retain over 90% of their orig blue finishes. Action is slightly flaked. Stocks retain nearly all of their orig rubbed oil finish, quite dry. Checkering is slightly worn. Bore is excellent. Action is crisp. Other bbls are excellent, also, retaining most of their orig blue. All bores are excellent, except 22 rim fire Neidner bbl has some frosting at throat. Neidner scope has some light oxidation, scratches, some heavy, optics cloudy. 4-48373 MGM77 (3,000-5,000)

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NICELY ENGRAVED G. L. RASCH SINGLE SHOT STALKING RIFLE. SN NSN. Cal. 9.5 x 47 R. 27″ Slightly swamped octagonal bbl is mounted with one standing, one folding leaf rear, and silver bead front sight dovetailed through top flat, which is engraved “G. L. RASCH BRAUNSCHWEIG” in scrolled banner. A sling loop is soldered to bottom of bbl. Slim, coin finished, horn covered, forward underlever, Jones type action is well filed at breech. Top tang is fitted with folding lollipop type rear sight, with slides adjustable for windage and elevation. A peninsula type, back action, rebounding lock has nicely filed serpentine hammer. Action and lockplate are engraved with exceptionally well cut and nicely shaded large scrolled acanthus. This fine scroll surrounds oval vignettes of heads of game, including an eagle on left action, roebuck on right, and tusked wild boar on lockplate. “G. L. RASCH BRAUNSCHWEIG” is in scrolled riband at rear of lockplate. Hammer has stylized dolphin head. Trigger plate is fitted with double set triggers. Scroll filed steel trigger guard is engraved with geometric background, some additional scroll, and stag’s head. It has a nicely carved, scrolled, horn grip extension. Lightly streaked and figured European walnut buttstock measures 13-1/4″ over geometrically engraved steel buttplate, and features swept right hand cheekpiece, and point pattern checkering with broad mullered borders. Matching schnabeled forend is hinged to front of action and attaches to bbl with side nail through geometrically engraved steel escutcheons. Drop at heel: approx 2-3/4″, drop at comb: approx 1-5/8″. Weight: 6 lbs. 14 oz. LOP: 13-1/4″. CONDITION: Very fine, as found. Bbl retains most of its orig blue, with some areas of light frosting, browning, and some scratches. Action retains most of what appears to be its orig coin finish under a considerable amount of grime. Stocks retain most of their orig finish with a number of scratches and marks from normal field use. Horn components are smooth, light in color with some light checks, but no insect damage. Alexander Henry rifle bore is fine, sharp rifling throughout, with some slight frosting. Action is tight. Lock is crisp. Set trigger works. A nicely balanced, fast handling rifle in a caliber easily made from 43 Mauser brass, and using bullets suitable for 38-55. 4-48674 MGM72 (3,000-5,000)

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*ERNST KERNER HEEREN ACTION KIPPLAUF – STUTZEN. SN 5727. Cal. 7 x 57R. This fine, lightweight, pre-war, full stock carbine, built on this interesting and compact single shot action (proof date “11/36″) has 23-1/2” one third octagon, two thirds round bbl with matted integral rib, fitted with one standing, one folding leaf rear sight and red bead front longitudinally dovetailed into ramped portion of rib at muzzle. Milled out area on top of rib is engraved “Robert Hubner, Darmstadt” (retailer). Case hardened action with large scroll engraving and small scroll borders is stamped “Heeren” on top left side, and on hinged trigger guard/ firing mechanism, which incorporates all moving parts, including unusual set trigger/ cocking lever. Safety toggle is on right side of action. Top of receiver ring has small, flat, stippled area surrounded by “Ernst Kerner & Co. Suhl”, noted pre WWII maker of this action, which was first produced in the 1890’s by Nagel & Menz. These actions have always been highly regarded, and were produced on a limited basis by Glasser in Switzerland and are presently being made by the esteemed firm of Hartmann & Weiss in Hamburg. Lightly marbled European walnut full steel capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/4″ over ribbed horn buttplate, and features small shadow line right hand cheekpiece, and 24 LPI checkering with double line and mullered borders. Two piece forend extends to muzzle with removable rear portion affixed to bbl with side nail through oval steel escutcheons. It has a small schnabel and is separated from front portion with diagonal horn spacer. Matching front portion has schnabeled horn tip. A bail type sling loop is installed, with matching loop on toe line of buttstock. Drop at heel: Approx 2-15/16″. Drop at comb: Approx 1-5/8″. Weight: 6 lbs. 1 oz. LOP: 14-1/4″. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains most of its orig blue, and action most of its orig case color with scattered pinprick pitting overall. Bright blue on triggers and opening latch is quite strong, again with some freckling. Stocks retain most of their orig oil finish, grain a bit open, with numerous light marks on buttstock and some heavier marks on front forend section where sling bail has cracked in half. Checkering shows slight wear. Bore is excellent, bright and shiny with strong rifling throughout. Action is crisp. Screws unmolested. A fast handling little woods carbine in a great caliber. 4-48673 MGM75 (4,000-6,000)

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INTERESTING SLIDE AND TIP HAMMER GAME GUN BY F. R. HOLLSTEIN. SN NSN. Cal. 16 ga. 2-3/8″ Chambers. 31″ Deeply etched fine Damascus bbls are inlaid in platinum “F. R. Hollstein” on concave game rib. There are platinum bands around breech ends, surmounted by small triangles of inlaid scroll. Collath type slide and tip action with horn covered forward pivoting lever, is fitted with peninsula back action rebounding locks with rounded serpentine hammers. Action and locks are engraved with large, shaded, open, scrolled acanthus in semi relief, framing vignettes of birds and game; partridge on left, and pheasants on right side of action, with fox on left lock and pointing setter on right. Fancy scrolled trigger guard is engraved with roe deer on bow and extends into carved and scrolled horn grip. Nicely stump figured European walnut buttstock measures 13-5/8″ over black Decelerator pad, and features swept right hand cheekpiece, point pattern checkering with mullered borders, and a sling loop on toe line. Bore diameter: left-.662, right -.662. Bore restrictions: left -.002 (Cyl), right -.000 (Cyl). Wall thickness: left -.034, right -.038. Drop at heel: 2-7/8″, drop at comb: 1-5/16″. Weight: 6 lbs. 10 oz. LOP: 13-5/8″. CONDITION: Very fine, as refinished. Bbls retain essentially all of a fine chocolate brown. Action is coin finished with some darkening on lockplates. Stocks are oil finished over some relatively deep marks. New pad. Checkering has not been re-cut, but has some diamonds missing. Horn shows some slight moth damage, especially on operating lever. Bores are very fine with a few scattered pits. Action is tight. Locks are crisp. 4-49260 MGM68 (3,000-5,000)

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UNUSUAL HURBERTUS TRIGGER PLATE GRIP SAFETY HAMMERLESS GAME GUN RETAILED BY K. BADER. SN 911. Cal. 16 ga. 2-1/2″ Chambers. 31-1/2″ Fine Damascus bbls are silver inlaid “K. Bader in Oschersleben” on matted, concave game rib. Silver bands are inlaid at breech ends surmounted by fine scroll and geometric silver inlays. Bbl flats are stamped with imperial German black powder proofs, bottom of left bbl with SN. Horn covered forward lever, Jones type double lug action, features unusual Hubertus hammerless system with grip type safety for cocking. Pin type cocking indicators are on top of action. Cocking/ safety lever is held by detent at rear. Trigger plate is stamped with imperial eagle and “DRP 7812” (?). Action is very finely engraved with large, open, shaded, scrolled acanthus outlining vignettes of hunting dogs on left, and family group of roe deer on right. Top of action depicts scene of St. Hubertus and his stag. “Hubertus Gewehr” is in arched riband under scene. Lightly streaked European walnut round knob semi-pistol grip buttstock measures 14″ over checkered horn buttplate, and features a right hand shadow line cheekpiece, and nearly full coverage of checkering at grip. Forend is permanently hinged to action. Bbls fasten with side nail through engraved oval steel escutcheons. Bore diameter: left-.677, right -.675. Bore restrictions: left -.030 (Full), right -.030 (Full). Wall thickness: left -.035, right -.034. Drop at heel: 2-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 6 lbs. 11 oz. LOP: 14″. CONDITION: Fine, as partially refinished. Bbls retain a considerable amount of their orig Damascus finish with evidence of cleaning. Action appears to be coin finished, and is relatively bright. Stocks retain what appears to be a considerable amount of their orig finish, with some oil rubbed in, checkering worn and dirty. Horn parts are fine with some slight chipping and very minor insect damage. Bores are good, fairly shiny, with some minor pitting and frosting. Action is tight. Mechanically fine. 4-48676 MGM69 (1,500-2,500)

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EARLY J. P. SAUER & SON CAPE GUN. SN 19130. Cal. 20 ga. x .467 Groove diameter (approx 2-1/4″ straight case, probably based on 43 Mauser). 28-1/2″ Bbls. Shotgun bbl is Damascus, rifle bbl is fluid steel. Bbls are fitted with full length flat Damascus rib, mounted with folding U-notch rear sight, and silver bead front, both dovetailed through. Bbl flats are stamped with early German proofs, SN, and “SAUER GUSS-ST” and “SUHL”. Jones type double bite forward pivoting underlever action is fitted with peninsula non-rebounding back action locks, having short serpentine high spurred hammers. Action is engraved with very well cut semi-relief large open shaded acanthus scroll. Lockplates with small flourishes of matching scroll depict scenes of game; a doe on left, a stag on right, both in mountainous background. “I. P. SAUER U SOHN” is around hammer pivot on left lock and “IN SUHL” is on right. Scrolled trigger guard has more high grade scroll engraving and a quail (?). Guard terminates in scroll carved horn grip. Front trigger is set. Plain European walnut buttstock measures 14-1/16″ over steel buttplate, and features large swept right hand cheekpiece with chip carved shadow line. Point pattern checkering with broad mullered borders is at grip. Separate small splinter forend attaches to bbl with side nail through engraved oval escutcheons, and has thick German silver wear plate at bottom. Bore diameter: left-.672. Bore restrictions: left -.004. Wall thickness: left -.022. Drop at heel: 2-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7 lbs. 7 oz. LOP: 14-1/16″. CONDITION: Good. Bbls retain traces of what appears to be orig brown. Action cleaned to coin finish, with some darkening. Stocks retain most of an old varnish finish, crazed overall, with numerous minor marks. Checkering is considerably worn. Shotgun bore is rough and pitted. Rifle bore is fine with slight frosting, strong rifling throughout. Action is tight. Bbls are off face, slightly. Locks are crisp. Set trigger works. Side nail is a newly made replacement. A very interesting early Sauer. 4-49595 MGM70 (1,500-2,500)

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EXCEPTIONAL GOLD INLAID AND RELIEF CARVED C. GRUNDIG HAMMER VIERLING. SN 1016. Cal. 16ga x 16ga x 9.3×57 x 22 LR. 27-3/4″ Bbls laid out in typical fashion with large rifle bbl under shotgun tubes, and 22 LR bbl forming top rib, which is gold inlaid “C. GRUNDIG KGL. SACHS. HOFBUCHSENMACHER in DRESDEN”. There is exceptionally well done, two color gold inlay, attenuated open scroll, extending 5-1/2″ down each shotgun bbl, and with some on rear portion of rib/ bbl. Gold bands are at breech ends and muzzles. Bbl/ rib is mounted with two folding U-notch rear sights, one for each rifle bbl, dovetailed through raised portion of rib. Bottom of bottom bbl is stamped with no. “11270” and “SS” (Sauer Suhl ?). A sling loop is soldered to bottom of bottom bbl. Rounded top lever action with two superposed firing pins fitted in each fence, is fitted with peninsula back action locks with deeply chamfered, flat-faced, re-bounding hammers with high checkered spurs, the heads of which are fitted with pivoting noses, allowing either upper or lower firing pin to be hit selecting rifle or shotgun. Action and lockplates are engraved with exceptionally well cut, semi-relief acanthus and scroll with fine shaded background framing vignettes of inlaid gold animals and birds in appropriate backgrounds, all quarry for this fine combination. A roebuck and doe stroll through woodlands on left side of action, while a pair of stag battle in open meadow on right. A pair of foxes gambol by stream side on right lockplate, while the left plate depicts a pair of dachshund standing triumphantly on body of a badger, with den in background. “C. GRUNDIG DRESDEN” is in riband behind pivot of each hammer. There is gold wire inlay around breech faces which extends over top of action having some details of scroll also highlighted in gold. Bottom of action is marked “GESETZLICH” “No 970” “GESCHUTZT” (patent protected). Trigger guard bow depicts gold inlaid auerhahn cock above two hens in trees. The quality of all this work is exceptionally fine. Nicely streaked European walnut pistol grip stock with right hand shadow line cheekpiece and large diamond checkered and engraved steel buttplate, marked with SN, is exceptionally well relief carved. The grip area is carved with scrolled acanthus with stippled background in place of checkering. Grip knob is nicely detailed lion’s head. Each side of stock is also well carved with different scenes of the hunt. The left side behind cheekpiece is carved with a jaeger standing triumphantly waving his hat over downed Royal stag, with his hound still worrying stag, in open wooded background with castle in distance. Right side of stock portrays a pair of hounds attempting to take down ivory tusked boar while jaeger looks on waiting for a clear shot. A sling loop and vacant silver oval are on toe line. Matching splinter forend with forward pivoting release is also acanthus carved, flanking checkering. Bore diameter: left-.662, right -.669. Bore restrictions: left -.018 (Mod), right -.003 (IC). Wall thickness: left -.016, right -.025. Drop at heel: 2-5/8″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 7 lbs. 11 oz. LOP: 13-3/4″. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain most of what appears to be their orig blue, now turning brown, slightly thinning, and with a number of minor scratches, marks, and spots. Action and lockplates retain a considerable amount of their orig case hardening color in protected areas, but are mostly pewter gray. Stocks retain most of their orig finish in areas of carving, with attractive hand wear and highlighting. Uncarved areas of butt and cheekpiece have been refinished in oil, and are a shade or two lighter than carved areas, grain slightly raised. A small chip is missing from left side buttstock under front portion of lockplate. Shotgun bores are very good, bright and shiny, showing some light frosting and a few pits. Large rifle bore is excellent, with sharp strong rifling throughout. 22 Bore is good, shiny, with strong rifling, but with a number of pits, mostly toward breech end. Action is tight. Bbls are slightly off face. Locks are crisp. A truly fine and unusual early vierling. 4-49125 MGM260 (15,000-25,000)

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*VERY FINE ABESSER & MERKEL SIDE-PLATED BLITZ ACTION DRILLING WITH SCOPE AND CASE. SN 22522. Cal. 16 ga x 16 ga x 22 Hornet. 2-1/2″ Chambers. 26″ Bbls with full length matted rib fitted with claw mount bases and pop-up U-notch rear sight, have 1-1/2″ triangles of well cut scroll at breech ends, along with Bohler Blitz Stahl logos. Bottoms of shotgun bbls are stamped with German nitro proofs for 16 ga. Bottom of rifle bbl is stamped with BUG proofs for 22 Hornet, and with proof date of 7/37. A sling loop is soldered to bottom bbl. Case hardened Blitz action is very unusual in that it is fitted with sideplates, and also features rifle/ shotgun selector on top tang, Greener type side safety, pin type cocking indicators, crossbolt third fastener, side clips, slight bolsters to action, and double triggers (front set). Action is engraved with acanthus borders and well cut medium scroll with oak leaf highlights. Bottom of action is marked “Abesser & Merkel” “SUHL” “GERMANY”. Sideplates are also scroll engraved which frames circular vignettes of game; a royal stag ambles through woodlands on left plate, and a trio of pheasant are in mountain scene on right. Blued steel trigger guard is also scroll engraved. Fine, burl figured, and well marbled European walnut full capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/16″ over horn buttplate with intricate embossing of hinds and stag in sylvan setting. Stock features shadow line right hand cheekpiece, sunburst horn grip cap, point pattern checkering with double line and mullered borders, along with a blued steel cartridge trap with space for four cartridges, a sling loop, and a silver oval engraved “P” on toe line. One piece splinter forend has inset horn tip and Deeley release. Hensoldt 4 X “Zieljagd” scope with crosshair reticle is in soldered-on claw mounts. Bore diameter: left-.670, right -.666. Bore restrictions: left -.033 (Full), right -.030 (Full). Wall thickness: left -.030, right -.032. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-9/16″. Weight with scope: 8 lbs. 2 oz. LOP: 14-1/16″. Abercrombie & Fitch leather case with stitched leather corners and brown canvas leather trimmed outer cover, is embossed “H C P” on central label. Top of case is embossed with an early owner’s name. Interior is lined in maroon cloth and has space for gun and scope. Case contains a pair of W. Cashmore snap caps and leather lens cover for scope. PROVENANCE: Old letter with description of gun. CONDITION: Excellent, near new. Bbls retain nearly all of their orig blue. Action retains nearly all of its orig case hardening color with some slight silvering on beads and fences. Top tang is also slightly silvered, as is the blue on thumbpiece of top lever and trigger guard. Stocks retain nearly all their orig finish with a few minor marks and scratches, as expected from limited field use. All bores are excellent, bright and shiny throughout. Action is tight. Set trigger operable, but needs adjustment. Scope finish is beginning to brown. Optics are clear. Case is excellent, with only a few minor scuffs, as it was protected by the canvas outer cover, which has some scuffs, and is fine. Straps and handle are very fine. Interior cloth shows some compressions and minor rubs through. Accessories are fine. Guns by Abesser & Merkel are known for their high quality of fit and finish, this fine combo is no exception. 4-48364 MGM65 (7,500-12,500)

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*HIGH CONDITION AND QUALITY E. KUNTZE (EKA) BOXLOCK DRILLING. SN 38440. Cal. 16 ga x 16 ga x 9.3 x 74 R. 2-5/8″ Chambers. 26-1/2″ Bbls with full length matted rib, mounted with pop-up U-notch rear sight and longitudinally dovetailed silver bead front, are engraved “E. Kuntze” and “Leipzig” on top. There are bands of foliate engraving at breech ends surmounted by “Krupp – Stahl”. Bbl flats are stamped with German imperial proofs for 16 ga., shotguns with “Nitro”, and rifle bbl with “9mm” and “75”. 9.3 x 74 R cartridges chamber perfectly. Groove diameter is .367. A sling loop is soldered to bottom bbl. Case hardened, scallop-backed, boxlock action features rifle/ shotgun selector on top tang, Greener side safety, pin type cocking indicators, crossbolt third fastener, side clips, bushed strikers, reinforcing bolsters to action, intercepting sears, and double triggers (front set). Action is engraved with well cut scrolled acanthus in stippled background outlining very well done vignettes of game; a roebuck and doe strolling through open woodlands on rear of left side, with second doe toward front. A roaring stag is in forest glade on right side rear, with pair of alert hinds toward front. Bottom of action has the letters “E K A” inlaid in silver on banner between lump holes. Trigger guard is of polished horn. Lightly figured and streaked European walnut full steel capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14″ over ribbed horn buttplate, and features point pattern checkering, a sling loop, and small shadow line right hand cheekpiece. Matching one piece forend has Deeley release. Bore diameter: left-.664, right -.663. Bore restrictions: left -.029 (Full), right -.029 (Full). Wall thickness: left -.034, right -.029. Drop at heel: 2-7/16″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 7 lbs. 8 oz. LOP: 14″. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain 95% orig blue with some minor marks and nicks, scattered overall. There is evidence of some light cleaning on left side of rib. Action retains nearly all of its vivid orig case hardening color, with only a hint of silvering on beads and fences. Fire blue of striker bushings is vivid, no halos. Stocks retain nearly all of their orig finish with only a few minor handling marks. Checkering is clean and bright. There is considerable moth damage to buttplate, as well as some on trigger guard, which has been repaired with black epoxy. Bores are excellent, bright, smooth, and shiny throughout. Action is tight. Set trigger works. An exceptional condition, most likely pre WWI, drilling in a world class rifle caliber. 4-48671 MGM76 (3,000-5,000)

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*MERKEL 141 E WITH EXTRA 28 GAUGE BARRELS, SCOPE, AMMUNITION AND CASE. SN 553052. Cal. 9.3 x 74 R and 28 ga. This fine lightweight little combo has 21-5/8″ shoe lump double rifle bbls with broad, matted rib, heavily swamped at center forming rear quarter rib, mounted with claw scope bases, and quickly acquired single standing leaf square notch rear sight with notch outlined by three light gathering beads. Day-glo orange square blade front sight is mounted in matted ramp. Side of left bbl is marked with Merkel USA information; right side with model and caliber. Case hardened, scallop-backed, petite, boxlock action features crossbolt third fastener, bushed strikers, non-automatic safety, and single non-selective trigger. Action is engraved with about 30% coverage medium scroll. Nicely streaked European walnut full capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-5/8″ over black leather covered pad. A reinforcing pin is through side panels, coarse checkering at grip, and a sling loop on toe line. Matching slim beavertail ejector forend has Deeley release. Action is also fitted with a set of 28 ga. 28″ shoe lump bbls with matted, concave rib with the same markings as rifle bbls (except for caliber) with sling loop on bottom rib. Bbl flats of both sets are stamped with German nitro proofs, calibers, and SN (Shotgun bbls with an addition of “-1″). Shotgun bbls have their own splinter forend. Rifle Bbls: Drop at heel: approx 1-15/16″, drop at comb: approx 1-5/8″. Weight without scope: 6 lbs. 14 oz. LOP: 14-5/8″. 28 ga. Bbls: Bore diameter: left-.550, right -.549. Bore restrictions: left -.018 (Full), right -.010 (Mod). Wall thickness: left -.030, right -.032. Drop at heel: 2-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-5/16″. Weight: 5 lbs. 12 oz. LOP: 14-5/8”. Rifle bbls are fitted with Leupold “European” 2-7 Variable 30 mm scope with crosshair and dot reticle, which has bikini cover, in Recnagel rings numbered to gun. Aluminum Americase with black inset panels, has two key and one combination lock, is lined in burgundy velvet with “Merkel” embroidered on lid. Case has space for action, both sets of bbls, and scope, and contains two keys. Also included is a box containing RCBS dies, approx 350 286 grain soft point bullets, box of 20 new RWS cartridges with “Rap-X” power bonded bullets, and another with “Uni Classic” 293 grain bullets, two older boxes of RWS cartridges, one with 293 grain full jacketed bullets, the other with 258 grain H mantle bullets, another box of A square cartridges loaded with monolithic solids, an unmarked plastic box loaded with A square Dead Tough bullets, a yellow plastic box with what appear to be re-loads, as well as some A square solid and Dead-Tough bullets in cardboard boxes. PROVENANCE: J. E. Fender Collection with his notes. CONDITION: Excellent, near new, retaining nearly all orig finishes on wood and metal, with only a few faint handling marks. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Mechanically crisp. Scope is excellent with brilliant optics. Case is excellent. Cartridges are excellent. A delightful lightweight combination that balances and handles very well with each bbl set. Ideal for the one-gun worldwide hunter. 4-48901 MGM170 (6,000-9,000)

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*EXCEPTIONAL WWII VINTAGE MERKEL BLITZ ACTION EJECTOR OVER-UNDER DOUBLE RIFLE. SN 27421. Cal. 8 x 57JR. 25-5/8″ Demi-bloc bbls have matted one third rib, mounting single standing leaf U-notch rear sight, and integral matted front ramp with longitudinally dovetailed silver bead front. Ejector bolsters are engraved with scrolled thistle motif and “Gebruder Merkel Suhl” on left and “Suhler Waffenwerk” on right. Bbl flats are stamped with Feb. 1942 German proofs. Left side of rear lump is stamped with “GM” logo. Bottom of bottom bbl is stamped with SN, caliber and “Boehler Stahl”, along with GM logo. Coin finished, scroll backed, OU action features non-automatic tang safety (S engraved), double Kersten lock, reinforcing bolsters, pin type cocking indicators, and double triggers (front set). Action is engraved in relief with scrolled thistles on bolsters, top, and bottom, which is also engraved “SUHLER WAFFENWERK” and “GEBRUDER MERKEL SUHL”. Bottom of sides of action are engraved with well done, high relief renditions of game animals; a royal stag roars in foreground at another stag in background with three hinds in between on left side. Right side depicts roebuck and two does bounding through woodlands. Blued top lever and trigger guard are semi-relief engraved in thistle motif. Slightly burl figured and well mottled European walnut horn (?) capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-3/16″ over checkered horn buttplate embossed with GM logo, and features sculpted side panels, well cut point pattern checkering, small shadow line right hand cheekpiece, and a sling loop on toe line. Matching three piece ejector forend has Deeley release. Drop at heel: approx 2-3/4″, drop at comb: approx 1-11/16″. Weight: 7 lbs. 6 oz. LOP: 14-3/16″. PROVENANCE: Old catalog description. CONDITION: Excellent, near new, with only a few minor, almost insignificant marks, on metal finishes, and a number of light marks and scratches in wood finish. Two are small but somewhat deep. Bores are excellent, bright, sharp and shiny throughout. Action is tight. Ejectors are in time. Set trigger works. This very fine highly embellished wartime production rifle is possibly unfired. 4-48680 MGM78 (6,500-9,500)

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*EXCEPTIONAL ONE-OF-A-KIND PRE-WAR HOLLAND & HOLLAND OVER-UNDER DOUBLE RIFLE WITH ORIGINAL CASE AND ACCESSORIES. SN 28482. Cal. .375 H & H Flanged Mag. Donald Dallas in HOLLAND & HOLLAND, THE ROYAL GUNMAKER, THE COMPLETE HISTORY relates that this exceptionally rare double rifle was built on the early H & H O/U action. A total of 14 were made, however only 5 were rifles; by number, this was the first O/U built. The first guns completed were nos. 29024/5, a pair finished in 1915. This rifle no. 28482 and a .465 rifle no. 28515, were completed after the war, and tested by The Field on 21 May 1921. It is interesting to note that a 20 bore/ .375 combination gun no. 29069, was also built. The last O/U of this design was no. 32951, completed in 1937. This unique rifle has 26″ demi-bloc bbls fitted with full length matted rib, central portion of which is deeply swamped, to produce a quarter rib and front sight ramp. Quarter rib portion is fitted with express rear sight marked for 50 and 200 yards on standing leaf, with folding leaves for 300 and 400 yards. Silver bead front sight with flip-up porcelain night bead is longitudinally dovetailed into front ramp, which is fitted with slip-on sight protector. Bbls are engraved “Holland & Holland.” and “98. New Bond Street, London.” on either side of quarter rib. Caliber is on left rear top bbl. Bottom of bottom bbl is stamped with London nitro proofs for .375 express, 54 grains of cordite, and 300 grain bullet. It is also stamped with Whitworth’s sheaf of wheat logo, and SN. Springs and sears of the ejector mechanism are housed between the two bbls. A sling eye is soldered to bottom bbl. Case hardened, deep, O/U action is fitted with hand detachable back action sidelocks by Joseph Brazier. Round bodied action has intricately filed fences in interesting art deco style, and features long top tang which extends over comb, non-automatic bolted safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), bushed strikers, gold band tumbler end cocking indicators, and double triggers (front articulated). In addition to typical Purdey double under lugs, this system utilizes a large double sliding bolt, which engages two bosses on the breech ends of the bbls. These bosses fit tightly into slots in sides of action, bearing on the circle. Action is engraved with exceptional, large, shaded, scrolled acanthus with floral and strap work highlights. “Holland & Holland” is on each side under scrolled bolsters, which are engraved with classic H & H modified fleur-di-lis, as often found on fences of Royal hammerless guns. Trigger plate is engraved “PATENT No 13621″, referring to the patent on the O/U gun taken out on 4 June 1914. Blued, single beaded, trigger guard is engraved with medium open scroll, and has SN on tang, which extends to case hardened and engraved steel trap cap, with spare front sight wrapped in waxed paper in trap. Striking, dark, beautifully marbled European walnut full capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over new leather faced Silver type pad, and features drop points, classic H & H style point pattern checkering with mullered borders, and a vacant gold oval, as well as a sling eye, on toe line. Matching one piece forend with Anson release houses the trip mechanism for the ejectors. Drop at heel: approx 2-3/4″, drop at comb: approx 1-5/8″. Weight: 10 lbs. 1 oz. LOP: 14-1/2”. Makers orig oak and leather case with brass corners and circular medallion on lid, is lined in dark green cloth, and has black leather gold embossed H & H label, a notice label regarding installation of extractors, and charge card for this specific rifle on lid. Case contains replacement right and left mainsprings, as well as a top lever spring, and a small spring clamp for ease of installation. Also included in case is cleaning equipment consisting of a pull through kit in leather wallet, and 2-pc wood and brass rifle cleaning rod with brush and two jags. Other accessories include a bone striker bottle with spare strikers, a pair of snap caps, an H & H square oil bottle, and a Lawrence narrow leather sling with orig sling loops for rifle. Also included are two unopened boxes of 10 235 grain .375 H & H cartridges with gray/ blue Holland labels, as well as 9 fired cases with H & H head stamps. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain 90 – 95% orig blue, silvering at muzzles and sharp edges. Action retains 65 – 75% orig case hardening color, silvered on high points from normal carrying wear, the balance a pleasing pewter gray. Lockplates retain most of their color, with right lockplate somewhat more faded. Stocks retain most of what appears to be their orig rubbed oil finish, with butt partially and lightly refinished during installation of new pad. Checkering is slightly worn, and has not been re-cut. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny, with sharp rifling throughout. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are slightly out of time. Case leather is very fine, darkening slightly, with a number of minor marks and rubs. Brass is nicely toned. Straps and handle are very fine. Interior cloth is very fine, with some rubs through and light soiling, from contact with action and bbls, as well as some insect damage, mostly in lid. Makers label has one small compression, otherwise is excellent. Charge card has some light soiling, slightly foxed. Notice card is browned. Accessories are excellent. Cartridge boxes are excellent, encased in plastic. An incredible, investment quality, British rifle. 4-49124 MGM245 (60,000-90,000)

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1198

EXCEPTIONAL HIGH CONDITION HOLLAND & HOLLAND HEAVY PARADOX TOP LEVER HAMMER GUN WITH ORIGINAL CASE AND ACCESSORIES. SN 11739 ( mfg 1887). Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 28″ Steel dovetailed bbls mounted with simple quarter rib has dolls head extension engraved “Holland & Holland. 98. New Bond Street. London.” “Winners of All the “Field” Rifle Trials. London. 1883″ and “Paradox” “Fosbery Patent”. Quarter rib is mounted with two folding leaf sights that fold flush, and are marked for 50 and 100 yards. A silver bead front sight is longitudinally dovetailed into front end of rib. Bbl flats are stamped with London black powder proofs for standard length chambers and “RCHOKE”. Bbls are fitted with Col. Fosbery’s patented rifle choke, purported to give good shot patterns (rifled bores tend to spread shot by centrifugal force) and also spin a specially made bullet giving high accuracy, capable of taking heavy game; a combination not easily accomplished, thus the name “Paradox”. This deep ratchet shaped rifled choke extends approx 2-1/2″ back from muzzles. Round bodied, top lever action with nicely filed fences, features long top strap extending over comb in H & H style, and is fitted with peninsula rebounding back action locks with round bodied serpentine hammers. Action is engraved with scroll and geometric borders. “Holland & Holland” is engraved on the top of each lockplate. Finely marbled and nicely figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 15″ over grooved wood butt. Point pattern flat top checkering with mullered borders is at grip, and a vacant silver oval is on toe line. Matching splinter forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left-.734, right -.734. Bore restrictions: left -.045, right -.045. Wall thickness: left -.042, right -.042. Drop at heel: approx 2-1/16″, drop at comb: approx 1-3/8″. Weight: 8 lbs. 6 oz. LOP: 15″. This gun weighs over 8 lbs, has 2-3/4″ chambers, and loading data information in case recommends using a 4 dram powder charge for heavy game, thus this paradox falls under the “heavy” category. Most paradox guns were built to utilize a 3 dram charge. Original makers leather case has circular brass medallion on top. Leather is embossed “P. L. D.” (Factory records indicate that gun was built for Mr. Drayton.) Case is lined in royal blue cloth with large paper Holland & Holland label and two charge labels on lid, one of which is numbered to this gun. Case contains an incredible array of original cleaning and loading tools. Loading tools include: brass mold marked “Holland & Holland” “12” and “Paradox”, with three pins allowing casting of solid, small cavity, and large cavity bullets; orig screw type brass sizing die marked “Paradox” and “Regulator”; a brass tong type crimper marked “Holland & Holland” “12” “Paradox” and “Fixer”; along with an ebony handled shot and powder dipper, ebony wad rammer, and case hardened steel brass case end crimper. Cleaning equipment consists of 2-pc (short handle, long rod) rosewood and brass cleaning rod with mop, Turk’s head, and jag, as well as a black morocco wallet containing a pull-through field cleaning brush. Other tools include horn handled offset striker key, and turnscrew, each marked “G & J. W. Hawksley” and a bronze hook type ten bore broken cartridge extractor. PROVENANCE: Copy of chapter 14 of the book, “Paradox, G. V. Fosbery, H & H, and the Paradox, v. 1” where they also relate that factory records indicate that only 21 heavy load Paradox guns were built. Also included is the invoice for work done on the case. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain approx 95% orig blue, silvering around muzzles, and with some rubs from contact with case, as well as a few minor light scratches. Action retains approx 90% of its orig case hardening color, most loss due to silvering on fences, again mostly from contact with case. Locks and hammers retain nearly all their orig case hardening color, with only a hint of silvering on lock tails and sides of hammer spurs. Top lever and trigger guard retain a considerable amount of their orig charcoal blue, most loss due to flaking. Flaked areas of top lever have browned, those on trigger guard are silver to brown, mostly silver at grip. Stocks retain nearly all their orig rubbed oil finish with numerous light marks and scratches, and a few a bit deeper. Bores are excellent, smooth, bright and shiny with a hint of frosting at breech end of right bbl. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Locks are crisp. Case leather is very fine, with some stabilization, especially at corners, with a number of marks and rubs. Straps and handle are very well done restorations. Case has been expertly relined, cloth remains excellent. Labels and charge cards conserved and reinstalled. Paper of H & H label shows some soiling, rubs, and a number of marks. charge cards are foxed, and somewhat soiled. Paradox label has a slight chip and some creases. All accessories are very fine. Wood parts have most of their orig finish. Bronze of mold is toned. Lacquer on regulator is excellent. Bronze of fixer is still excellent and bright. Leather of morocco wallet has lost a good portion of its top grain and color. David J. Baker and Roger Lake, in their book “Paradox – The Story of Col. G. V. Fosbery, Holland & Holland, and the Paradox, vol. 1, pictures and describes this particular gun on pages 139 – 142 in chapter 14, and state “this gun is the best preserved early Paradox known to the authors.” 4-48706 MGM132 (40,000-60,000)

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MANCEAU A’ LYON 8 BORE DOUBLE RIFLE WITH EXTRA SHOTGUN BARRELS AND BRASS. SN 746. Cal. 8 ga. 3-1/4″ for rifle bbls. 3-1/2″ case for shotgun bbls. 28-1/2″ Fine Damascus bbls, each have raised, matted, concave rib. Rifle bbls are fitted with one standing, two folding leaf express rear sight, dovetailed through rib. Bbl flats of both bbls are stamped with “Mallet Freres”, elephant logos, and with SN followed by no “-1” for rifle bbls and “-2” for shotgun bbls. Bottoms of bbls have St. Etienne black powder proofs. Large Jones underlever, case hardened action with nicely filed fences, is fitted with back action rebounding locks having short, round bodied, serpentine hammers. Action is engraved with naive renderings of African game in savannah with palm trees in background. A well done portrait of lion is on top of action. Lockplates are gold inlaid “Manceau” and “A Lyon” within scroll terminated ribands. Dense, closely fiddle figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-5/8″ over Silver type pad, and features point pattern checkering with line border at grip. Matching splinter forend has unusual latch with pull-down release lever in steel forend tip. Shotgun bbls: Bore diameter at muzzles: left-.925, right -.925. Bore restrictions: left -.115, right -.093. Wall thickness: left -.062, right -.056. Drop at heel: 2-3/4″, drop at comb: 1-7/8″. Weight: 15 lbs. 0 oz. LOP: 14-5/8″. Rifle bbls: Groove diameter at muzzles: left-.816, right -.818. Drop at heel: approx 2-3/4″, drop at comb: approx 2″. Weight: 13 lbs. 10 oz. LOP: 14-5/8″. Also included are four hand turned brass cases marked “Lyon no 8”. CONDITION: Very fine, as refinished. Bbls retain approx 95% of very well done re-brown, with a few marks and light scratches. Action and lockplates retain most of a well done re-coloring. Forend iron and trigger guard re-blued, engraving slightly washed. Action is tight in rifle bbls, slightly loose with shotgun bbls. Rifle bores are very fine, slightly frosted, but with strong rifling throughout. Shotgun bores are excellent, with a hint of frosting, and there is a scratch in left bbl at breech. Stocks are refinished, and retain most of that finish, wood slightly under metal, sharp edges slightly rounded, checkering re-cut. Brass is excellent, once fired. A great, old, big bore combo. 4-49259 MGM87 (17,500-27,500)

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*W. J. JEFFERY SIDELOCK EJECTOR DANGEROUS GAME DOUBLE RIFLE WITH CASE AND AMMO. SN 28638. (ca 1930) Cal. 450-400 3″ Jeffery. (Groove diameter .410) This superb rifle has 24″ chopper lump bbls with quarter rib, mounting one standing, four folding leaf express rear sight marked for 100 through 500 yards. Leaves fold toward rear in typical Jeffery fashion. Silver bead front sight with flip-up night bead, is longitudinally dovetailed into stippled ramp. Tops of bbls are engraved “W. J. Jeffery & Co. Ltd.” and “26 Bury St. St. James’s. London.” Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 60 grains cordite and 400 grain bullet. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SNs. Rear of bottom rib is stamped with no. “2494”. A 1″ sling loop is attached to bottom rib. Case hardened action with dolls head and sliding bolt third fastener, is fitted with pinless back action sidelocks, stocked to the fences, and features automatic safety (SAFE gold inlaid), bushed strikers, and double triggers. Fences are deeply serpentine carved. Action is engraved with exceptionally well cut medium shaded scroll outlining naive vignettes of game animals, all suitable quarry for this rifle; with three standing stags and recumbent hind in mountain background on bottom of action, three porcine elephants with mountainous background on left lockplate, with tabby-like tiger throttling sambar doe with another doe and stag escaping on right lockplate. A leopard stalks a gazelle on trigger guard bow. The front of each lockplate is engraved “W. J. Jeffery & Co Ltd.” SN is in banner on trigger guard tang, which extends to engraved steel grip cap. Well marbled and fiddle figured European walnut full capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-5/8″ over Silver type pad, and features drop points, 28 LPI point pattern checkering, and a sling loop and gold oval engraved “R. J. H.” on toe line. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Drop at heel: approx 2-5/8″, drop at comb: approx 1-7/8″. Weight: 10 lbs. 3 oz. LOP: 14-5/8″. Makers canvas case with leather trim and brass corners, is embossed “S. M. Bashir.” on top, which is also marked “400 DBL”. Interior is lined in green cloth with brown leather gold embossed Jeffery label on lid, and contains a 2-pc cleaning rod still wrapped in tissue paper. 100 Rounds of soft nose and 40 rounds of solid Kynoch ammo in unopened boxes, dated 01/08/00 are included. PROVENANCE: Invoice dated 1995 for this rifle with cover letter from H & H in London. Rifle regulated for and test target shot with Kynoch 400 grain soft nosed bullets at 50 yds with each rifle bbl grouping under 1″, each group with 1-1/2″ spread from center to center, right bbl low. CONDITION: Excellent, as partially and professionally refinished, by H & H when the gun was in their possession. Bbls retain nearly all of a best re-black and stocks a fine oil finish, edges slightly rounded, forend checkering correctly re-cut; new pad. Action retains 40 – 50% orig case hardening color, pleasingly silvered on fences and beads, thinning on bottom of action. Lockplates retain nearly all of their muted case hardening color. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny throughout, with just a hint of erosion in throat of right bbl. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Case is considerably faded, rubbed and soiled. Straps and handle replaced and are very fine. Interior cloth is soiled, and compressed from contact with gun. A shortening block has been set into bbl channel. Label is fair, with cracks, discoloration and soiling. Ammo is excellent. A beautifully balanced high quality rifle in arguably THE best all around caliber. 4-49189 MGM231 (22,500-32,500)

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*VERY FINE J. & L. WILKINS 22 RIM-FIRE DOUBLE RIFLE WITH EXTRA .410 BARRELS AND CASE. SN 13372. (1989 and 1987) Cal. 22 LR and .410. 25-1/2″ Chopper lump double rifle bbls fitted with quarter rib and matching ramp front sight base are engraved “J & L Wilkins & Co. Birmingham England.” on top of quarter rib, which is fitted with one standing, two folding gold line leaf express sight. Standing leaf is marked for 40 yards. Gold bead front sight is longitudinally dovetailed into ramp base. Bbl flats are stamped with 1989 Birmingham nitro proofs. SNs are on bottom of bbls. 26″ Dovetailed .410 bbls are marked with makers name and address on narrow, concave game rib. Bbl flats are stamped with 1987 Birmingham re-proofs for 3″ chambers. Tiny case hardened boxlock action features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), gold washed internals, and double triggers. Action is engraved with very well cut medium scroll framing vignettes of antlered game; a standing roebuck and doe on left, and a recumbent roebuck with standing doe on right. “J & L Wilkins” is in arched riband toward rear of each side of action. Scroll engraved top lever, floorplate, and trigger guard are blued. Fine European walnut straight grip stock with smoky marbling, measures 14-1/2″ over checkered wood butt, and features side panels, flat top point pattern checkering, and a vacant silver oval on toe line. Shared matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Rifle Bbls: Drop at heel: approx 3″, drop at comb: approx 1-7/8″. Weight: 5 lbs. 1 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. .410 Bbls: Bore diameter at muzzles: left-.392, right -.402. Wall thickness: left -.023, right -.021. Drop at heel: 2-3/4″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 4 lbs. 1 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. Brady leather case with stitched leather corners has central brass medallion on lid. Case is lined in burgundy cloth, and has space for action and both sets of bbls. Case contains outer security straps and two keys. CONDITION: Excellent, near new. Metal parts retain essentially all of their highest quality finishes. Appears nearly unfired. Stocks have only a few very minor marks and nicks in their rubbed oil finish. Bores are excellent. Action is tight with both sets of bbls. Ejectors are in time. Case leather is excellent with one or two minor scuffs. Interior cloth is excellent with compressions from sights of rifle bbl. A really neat petite combination treat. 4-48991 MGM190 (45,000-65,000)

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*CASED WESTLEY RICHARDS BOXLOCK DANGEROUS GAME DOUBLE RIFLE. SN 4629. Cal. 450-400 3″ Jeffery (.062 rim thickness, and .407 groove diameter). 26″ Shoe lump bbls with full length rib, swamped at center to form ramp for silver bead front sight, is fitted with one standing, four folding leaf express rear sight, with leaves for 100 to 500 yards. Tops of bbls are engraved “Westley Richards & Co London” and “Made Expressly For Lyon & Lyon Calcutta” as well as “For 400 MN cartridge” and “69 Grs Cordite 400 Grs Bullet”. Bbl flats are stamped with Birmingham nitro proofs for 60 grains cordite and 400 grain bullet. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with “T4629”, actual SN corresponding to manufacture date of 1912. Boxlock PV-1 type action features square shouldered dolls head and pivoting bolt third fastener, bushed strikers with rectangular bushings let in from top, automatic safety, and double triggers. Action is engraved in well cut, medium, open, shaded scroll, framing “Westley Richards” gold inlaid on scrolled ribands on each side of action, and vignette of prowling tiger on floorplate. A head of a snarling tiger is on trigger guard bow. Nicely fiddle figured and lightly marbled European walnut steel trap capped long pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over solid brown pad, and features classic shadow line right hand cheekpiece, drop points, point pattern checkering at grip, as well as a vacant silver oval and sling eye on toe line. Matching splinter forend has Deeley release. Drop at heel: approx 2-3/4″, drop at comb: approx 1-11/16″. Weight: 10 lbs. 3 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. Also included is a box containing 19 cartridges with bell brass, loaded with 80 grains of IMR 4831 and Woodley 400 grain soft point bullets. CONDITION: Excellent, as completely refurbished, retaining essentially all new finishes to wood and metal, engraving augmented. New stocks are well shaped in traditional style, and appear to be well fitted. Bores are good, with strong rifling, and frosted throughout. Action is tight. Right bbl is slightly off face. Cartridges are excellent. Oak and Leather case is excellent showing little use. A nicely balanced rifle that should still shoot well, ready for Africa. 4-49372 MGM284 (15,000-25,000)

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*CHARLES LANCASTER GRADE C BOXLOCK DANGEROUS GAME DOUBLE RIFLE. SN 13139. Cal. 450/400 3-1/4 Nitro express. 28″ Chopper lump bbls are fitted with matted quarter rib and matching front sight ramp. Quarter rib is fitted with one standing, two folding leaf express sight, and front ramp with silver bead. Tops of bbls are marked “FOR CORDITE” and with caliber, and engraved “Charles Lancaster”. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 60 grains of cordite, and 400 grain bullet. They are also engraved “Grade C”. Reinforced boxlock action features square shouldered dolls head and pivoting lock third fastener, bushed strikers, double triggers, and bolted automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold). Action is engraved with approx 70% coverage medium scroll and geometric borders. “C. LANCASTER” is in scrolled riband on each action reinforce. Trigger guard has scroll engraving on bow, and SN on tang which extends to engraved steel grip cap. Lightly figured, dense, European walnut full capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14″ over leather-faced, white line, brown, open-sided pad. Nicely cut flat top point pattern checkering with beaded borders is at grip. A sling eye and vacant silver oval are on toe line. Matching splinter forend has Anson release. Drop at heel: approx 2-3/4″, drop at comb: approx 1-9/16″. Weight: 10 lbs. 10 oz. LOP: 14″. CONDITION: Good. Bbls retain most of an old re-black, over some light pitting, engraving remains clear, rib matting slightly softened. Action is dark gray. Nicely shaped and fitted replacement buttstock is excellent, with some light handling marks, in its orig finish. Orig forend is refinished, checkering does not appear to have been re-cut. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny with strong rifling throughout. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. It appears as if this rifle will shoot well, and should make a good companion for an African safari. 4-49375 MGM271 (8,000-12,000)

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*CHARLES LANCASTER HAMMER DANGEROUS GAME DOUBLE RIFLE. SN 13267. (ca 1911) Cal. .470 NE. 26″ Chopper lump bbls with matted, full length rib, swamped toward muzzles to form ramp for silver bead front sight, are mounted with one standing, two folding leaf express rear sight, marked for 100, 200, and 300 yards. “Charles Lancaster” is engraved on tops of bbls, and “FOR CORDITE .470 3-1/4″ CASE”. Bbl flats are stamped with Birmingham nitro proofs for 75 grains of cordite, and 500 grain bullet. “60556” is stamped on loop. A large sling eye is affixed to bottom rib. Round bodied, top lever, case hardened action features Greener crossbolt third fastener, and is mounted with back-action rebounding locks, fitted with round bodied serpentine hammers. (Action can be opened when right lock is cocked.) Action is engraved with about 50% coverage medium scroll, and foliate borders. No makers name is present. Scroll engraved trigger guard has SN on tang, which extends to engraved steel domed grip cap. Dense, well figured European walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/4″ over an old Silver pad. Flat top point pattern checkering is at grip, with a sling eye and vacant silver oval on toe line. Matching splinter forend has nicely shaped steel tip and Deeley release. Drop at heel: approx 2-1/4″, drop at comb: approx 1-3/4″. Weight: 10 lbs. 10 oz. LOP: 14-1/4″. CONDITION: Fine, as partially refinished. Bbls retain 80 – 90% of an old re-blue, over a number of pits, that did not file out. There is a long scratch at rear of left bbl. Action and lockplates retain a considerable amount of their orig case hardening color, considerably flaked to pewter gray/ brown. Stocks retain nearly all of an old refinish, with some fairly heavy marks on left butt, and some lighter ones on right. Checkering is slightly worn, and has been re-cut. A 1/4″ x 2″ piece of wood is missing from left rear of forend. Bores are very fine, very lightly frosted, strong rifling throughout. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Locks are crisp. This should make a great working rifle. Many hunters appreciate hammer rifles for the absolute silence with which they can be operated. 4-49216 MGM227 (10,000-15,000)

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HIGH CONDITION ARMY & NAVY HAMMER DOUBLE RIFLE. SN 9372. (ca 1897) Cal. .500 BPE. 27″ Dovetailed bbls have fine file cut full length rib with dolls head extension, mounted with one standing, one folding express rear sight marked for 150 and 250 yards, and silver bead front. Bbls are engraved “Army & Navy” and “C. S. L. London.” on tops. Bbl flats are stamped with London black powder proofs. A sling eye is affixed to bottom rib. Case hardened, round bodied, Jones underlever action is fitted with peninsula back action locks with short, round bodied, serpentine hammers, engraved “Army & Navy C. S. L.” Action and lockplates are engraved with line borders and a few small flourishes of incipient scroll. Top of action is stippled. Nicely marbled, lightly figured European walnut full capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-5/8″ over partially checkered, blued, steel buttplate. Flat top point pattern checkering is at grip which has classic hard rubber cap. A sling eye and vacant silver oval are on toe line. Matching short splinter forend is nearly full checkered, and has forward pivoting lever release. Drop at heel: approx 2-9/16″, drop at comb: approx 1-5/8″. Weight: 8 lbs. 10 oz. LOP: 14-5/8″. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine. Bbls retain approx 95% orig blue, with slight silvering at muzzles, and a number of light marks and scratches. All other metal parts retain nearly all of their orig case color and blue, with only some slight flecking and spotting on bottom of action and left lockplate. Buttplate retains a considerable amount of its bright blue, most loss due to flaking. Stocks retain nearly all of their orig rubbed oil finish, with a few handling marks. Bores are excellent, near mint. Action is exceptionally tight. Locks are crisp. Rifle is possibly unfired since proof. Although not of the highest quality, this well made rifle is in an astounding state of preservation as most rifles of this type saw heavy use in tropical environments. 4-49215 MGM228 (10,000-15,000)

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FINE ALEXANDER HENRY DOUBLE RIFLE MADE FOR PRESENTATION BY EDWARD, PRINCE OF WALES DURING HIS 1875 – 1876 INDIA TOUR, LATER OWNED BY MAJOR SARTORIUS V.C. SN 3654. Cal. .450 BPE. 28″ Finely patterned Damascus bbls with full length, lightly file cut rib, mounted with one standing, one folding leaf express rear sight, and longitudinally dovetailed silver bead front, are engraved “To Maj Sartorius, V.C. 6th Bengal Cavalry 1894” on central top of left bbl. Top of rib is engraved “From H. R. H. The Prince of Wales K.G.G.C.S.I.” and “INDIA 1875 – 76” along with “Alexr Henry 12 South St. Andrew St. Edinburgh Patent No. 2783.” and “Maker To Their Royal Highness’ The Prince of Wales and Duke of Edinburgh”. Bbl flats are stamped with London black powder proofs, SN, and “AH”, bottoms of bbls with “Henry’s Patent” “A & T 2459 and 2460” (Barrel patent use numbers, Adams & Tate, were bbl makers). Coin finished, Jones underlever action is fitted with peninsula non-rebounding back action locks having uniquely Henry styled serpentine hammers and front sliding stalking safeties that engage at half cock. Action is engraved with well cut small scroll at about 60% coverage. Lockplates and hammers are engraved with very well cut shaded small intricate scroll. “Alexr Henry” is in scrolled band toward tail of each lockplate. Broadly streaked and lightly figured, dense European walnut steel trap capped full pistol grip buttstock measures 14-3/8″ over checkered and engraved steel buttplate, and features point pattern checkering, and classic attenuated Henry style shadow line right hand cheekpiece. A sling eye is on toe line along with large gold oval engraved with central Prince of Wales plumes surrounded by Order of Garter motto “Honi Soit Qui Maly Pense” in belt, surrounded by garland of roses, surmounted by Princes crown. This central crest is flanked by initials “A E” (Albert Edward), all above small crest of Star of India. Matching splinter forend has decorative engraved steel tip and fastens to bbl with captive side nail through shaped and engraved steel escutcheons. Drop at heel: approx 2-13/16″, drop at comb: approx 1-3/4″. Weight: 8 lbs. 9 oz. LOP: 14-3/8″. PROVENANCE: Binder with info on the Prince of Wales and his India trip, and Maj. Reginald William Sartorius, who won the V. C. for “conspicuous bravery on Jan. 17, 1874 during the attack on Abogoo in the Ashanti War.” He also served during the Indian mutiny, the Bhutan War, the Kossi campaign, the Volta Expedition, 1874 under Sir John Glover where he won the V.C., and the Afghan War of 1879. Factory records indicate that this rifle was completed on 7 Sept 1875 as part of a large order of rifles for the Prince of Wales to give as gifts during his tour of India. The full order was for a pair of .500 rifles nos. 3652/3, two .450 rifles nos 3653/4. Two .500 rifles nos. 3655/6, and two .577 rifles nos. 3657/8. Rifle no. 3655 was sold at Christies 23 Nov 2011. The lot included an old trunk case for this particular rifle no. 3654, embossed on cover “Major Reginald Sartorius C. M. G. V. C.” (trunk case not included in this lot). CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain 80 – 90% of what appears to be their orig brown, but is possibly a very old re-brown, with excellent definition to Damascus pattern. “Maj. Sartorius” engraving is still bright. Action and locks cleaned to coin finish. Stalking safeties retain most of a fire blue. Trigger guard re-blued and retains most of that blue. Stocks retain most of what appears to be their orig oil finish, with numerous minor dents and dings, checkering re-cut. There is evidence of repaired crack at wrist (does not flex). Bores are very fine with strong, sharp rifling throughout, slightly frosted, and with a few small pits. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Locks crisp. A very interesting, historically important rifle. 4-48992 MGM82 (10,000-15,000)

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ALEXANDER HENRY HAMMERLESS UNDER-LEVER DOUBLE RIFLE. SN 6473. (1891) Cal. .450 BPE. 28″ Dovetailed bbls have full length file cut rib, engraved “Alexr Henry Edinburgh & London.” and mounted with one standing, one folding express rear sight and longitudinally dovetailed front bead. Bbl flats are stamped with London black powder proofs, SNs, “AH” and “450 EX”. Jones under lever hammerless action (operation of under lever cocks locks) is fitted with back action hammerless locks and features automatic safety and long armed cocking indicators, which cover a gold inlaid “COCKED” when in fired position. Action has well filed fences and is engraved with 60% coverage well cut small scroll. “Alexr Henry” is on scrolled ribands on each lockplate. Top of action is engraved “Henry’s Patent no. 207″. Trigger guard with central portion of bow cutaway to accept operating lever, has SN at grip. Lightly figured European walnut full horn capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-9/16″ over checkered wood butt with engraved steel heel and toe plates. Point pattern checkering is at grip, and a sling eye is on toe line. Matching splinter forend is fully checkered, and has front pivoting release. Drop at heel: approx 3″, drop at comb: approx 1-15/16″. Weight: 8 lbs. 9 oz. LOP: 14-9/16”. CONDITION: Very good, as partially refinished. Bbls retain nearly all of a high quality satin re-blue, engraving picked up. Action and lockplates are mostly pewter gray patina. Wood refinished, and retains nearly all of that finish with a number of minor marks. Checkering is re-cut and sharp. Bores have strong rifling throughout, but are frosted with some pitting. Action is slightly loose. Bbls are off face. These scarce sporting rifles often show heavy use, as they were taken to the “ends of the earth” mostly in sultry, tropical environments. 4-48314 MGM73 (7,000-9,000)

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MASSIVE H. W. MORTIMER SIX BORE FLINTLOCK DOUBLE RIFLE. SN NSN. (ca 1805) Cal. 6 bore..910 Groove diameter. 11 deep rounded grooves. 33″ Twist bbls with concave rib, fitted with large silver front bead, are engraved “H. W. Mortimer London” and “Gun Maker To His Majesty” on tops. London black powder proofs are on bottoms of bbls and breech plugs, which have gold lined touch holes and inlaid gold bands at rear. Two heavy beaded pipes hold ebony ramrod with brass head and tail (steel worm under cap). Breech irons have feather engraved borders with feline head looking out from tang. Large flintlocks have flat plates with molded chamfers, and rebated tails, and feature gold lined semi-waterproof pans, bridled roller frizzens; springs having bulbous finials with small teats. Matching serpentine cocks are nicely filed. Lockplates are engraved “H. W. Mortimer” under pans and with recumbent large cats (lions?) at rears. Stock, which appears to be of mahogany, is iron mounted, and features right hand, shadow line, molded cheekpiece, sliding wooden cover patchbox on right side, and coarse wraparound point pattern checkering with broad mullered borders. Furniture continues large cat theme, with feline shaped finials to trigger plate and thimble, and with cat engraved on double beaded trigger guard bow. It is interesting to note that although rifled, this large rifle is not fitted with a rear sight, even though both triggers are “set”. Stock mounts to bbls with single captive side nail through oval silver escutcheons. Drop at heel: approx 2-1/8″, drop at comb: approx 1-5/16″. Weight: 16 lbs. 0 oz. Included with rifle is a framed certificate from the Gold Medal Concours de’ Elegance announcing this gun as the winner of the Gold Medal in the Vintage British Rifle Class at the 9th Concours 14 May 2005. PROVENANCE: Framed certificate. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain nearly all of an old re-brown, with excellent definition to pattern, and have been lacquered. Other metal parts are a pleasing silver to smooth gray brown patina. Refinished and re-checkered stock had considerable (well done, almost invisible) repairs to bbl channel and areas around locks. Patchbox cover is a well matched replacement. Locks and frizzens are crisp. Triggers won’t set (need adjustment). An incredibly neat big bore from the period of the initial opening up and exploration of the remote parts of India and Africa. H. W. Mortimer is known for making a few of these large bore rifles, two of which, a single 6 and a double 12, are illustrated and described in H. Lee Munson’s THE MORTIMER GUNMAKERS, 1753 – 1923 on pages 45 through 49. The 12 bore has engravings and finials very similar to this much larger rifle. this particular rifle is pictured on pages 55-56 of the BRITISH BORE RIFLE by Cal Pappas. 4-48172 MGM155 (35,000-45,000)

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Revised: 10/2/2013

This gun has all the high quality and unique attributes of the work on William Smith of London, and is undoubtedly mostly by him. It has had Smith’s name removed wherever present, and has been re-engraved with the name and information for Joseph Manton, done in an atypical block letter font. This work appears to have been done a very long time ago.

The barrel (SN) however does not match any known Smith numbers, but does coincide with numbers for Joseph Manton in 1816.

Still a very interesting, high quality, shootable, “best period” double flint.

JOSEPH MANTON 18 BORE DOUBLE FLINTLOCK GAME GUN 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 ends. Bottoms of bbls are marked with London proofs and SN. Inset patent breeches have platinum touch holes with inlaid gold bands at front and rear, 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 1230” and “Patent 1231”. “Joseph Manton London” is under pans. Lockplates have rebated tails with feather border engraving along with floral motifs. Well filed, high breasted cocks have engraving matching plates. Frizzens are engraved “Manton 1230 Patent” and “Manton 1231 Patent” (matching lockplates). Rollers are on frizzen springs. 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 top grip. Bbls attach to stock with side nail through rectangular silver escutcheons. Bore diameter: left -.625, right -.629. Wall thickness: left -.045, right -.050. Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs. 2 oz, LOP 14-1/2″. Mahogany case with brass corners and inlaid shaped rectangular central medallion with D shaped folding carrying handle, has hook closure, and inlet 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, a leather shot pouch, along with a horn Vaseline jar, and a small glass oil bottle. There is a mahogany lift-out lock tray with ivory knob, with an old elephant hair bracelet in compartment. CONDITION: Good. Bbls retain most of an old re-brown with good definition to pattern. Locks and all furniture are cleaned to silver gray. Engraving remains sharp. Stock has an old oil finish with numerous light marks and great patina. Wood is very slightly below metal. Checkering is worn smooth, but pattern discernible. Locks and frizzens are crisp. Bores are fine, shiny, with some light frosting, and one or two minor pits in right bbl. Case is good, with many marks. Interior cloth is fine with some light stains, and discoloration. Partitions are good. Older label is good. Accessories are good. Wad cutter is somewhat pitted. Bracelet has one broken hair. A light and lively double flint. Consignor states that he has hunted with it on a number of occasions, with some success. 4-48670 MGM135 (10,000-15,000)

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EXCEPTIONALLY FINE HIGH CONDITION PATRICK MULLIN 8 BORE PERCUSSION WATERFOWLER. SN NSN. Cal. .821 Bore diameter at muzzles. Beautifully patterned 34″ Damascus bbls are engraved “P. Mullin New York” on broad, raised, concave rib. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with London black powder proofs for 9 bore, and with “PM”. Original variegated ebony ramrod with large brass tulip head, and tail, most likely with worm (cap will not unscrew easily), is held by two plain pipes. Case hardened patent breeches have vented platinum blow-outs. Hooks are stamped “2” and “PM”. Case hardened breech iron has high integral fences. Large bar action locks have tall, flat-faced, chamfered, serpentine hammers, and are engraved “P. Mullin”. Light colored, nicely fiddle figured European walnut straight grip stock measures 13-7/8″ over steel buttplate with long top tang. Case hardened steel trigger plate has urn type finial, which matches thimble. Stock attaches to bbl with single side nail through engraved steel escutcheons. There is coarse, but well executed, point pattern wraparound checkering with mullered borders at grip, and a vacant silver shield behind breech iron tang. The quality of this gun is very high, but its embellishment is very restrained, consisting of only line borders with some minor scroll flourishes, and cleanly engraved floral screwheads. This plainness of finish is typical of guns by Patrick Mullin and his brother John, who left Ireland to build superlative British type guns in New York. Wall thickness: left -.045, right -.043. Drop at heel: 2-15/16″, drop at comb: 1-7/8″. Weight: 11 lbs. 4 oz. LOP: 13-7/8″. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine. Waterfowl guns are generally found in poor condition as they were subjected to harsh conditions, often in salty environments. This particularly fine specimen retains nearly all of its orig fine quality brown, giving excellent definition to Damascus pattern, with only a few minor rubs and scratches, and some dulling of finish at normal carry point. Patent breeches, breech iron, locks and hammers retain essentially all of their fine orig case hardening color, with only some minor discoloration, mostly on right lockplate. Trigger plate and trigger guard are also excellent, with trigger guard graying at grip. Buttplate has traces of orig color, but is mostly silver to gray. Stock finish is original and exceptional, with only a few minor marks, mostly on butt, with a piece cracked and well repaired on right side of fore piece above escutcheon. Bores are pristine, with only some slight discoloration toward muzzles. Locks are crisp. Gun is possibly unfired. 4-49005 MGM66 (9,000-13,000)

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

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LOT OF TWO CARTRIDGE BOARDS AND ONE INFORMATIONAL BROADSIDE OF SHOT SHELLS AND LOADS. SN NSN. No. 1: Early 17″ x 16″ walnut shadowbox displaying Eley shotgun ammunition in most all gauges, including .410, and interesting rimfire cartridges are mounted around central medallion inscribed “Eley Ammunition”. Outer frame of box is inscribed “Imperial Chemical Industries Ltd.” on top edge and “ELEY CARTRIDGES” on bottom. A celluloid tag tacked to top is marked “This showcase is the property of Imperial Chemical Industries, Ltd. London, S. W. 1.” CONDITION: Fine. Color of cartridges is faded from light, one cartridge has compression. Glass has scratch. Frame has orig old varnish which is crazed. Back is reinforced with thin mahogany plywood. No. 2: Hand colored broadside in 15-1/2″ x 19-1/2″ frame is marked “Usual Standard and Minimum Charges Recommended” at bottom, and showing different 12, 16, 20, and 28 bore cartridges and their usual loads in both English and German, in old reeded frame. CONDITION: Broadside has some foxing and discoloration. Frame has considerable loss and chipping to reeding. Re-backed. No. 3: Holland & Holland Sesquicentennial cartridge board marked “Holland & Holland No. 5” on distressed walnut frame with gilt trim. Fine array of old and new Holland & Holland paper and plastic shot shells interspersed with brass rifle cartridges, radiate from central group of shotgun brass head stamps and Holland & Holland 700 bore rifle cartridge, on green felt background. CONDITION: Very good, frame with all of its finish. Shot shells show considerable corrosion, especially at heads, with discoloration of paper. Rifle brass also shows some corrosion. A very attractive display. CONDITION: As above. 4-48284 MGM147 (4,000-6,000)

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LOT OF THREE 100-ROUND BOXES OF ELEY BROTHERS 16 GA PINFIRE SHOT SHELLS. All three boxes are identical, 2-pc, & measure 8-1/2″ x 7-5/8″ x 2-5/8″, are buff colored cardboard with black lettering with numerous reproductions of various awards with the latest one dated 1900. All three boxes are for 100 No. 16 pinfire shot shells. One box is full containing 100 new primed empties (NPE). Another box contains about 88 identical NPE pinfire shot shells and the third box contains 9 loaded pinfire shot shells. All of the shot shells are 2-1/2″ long with short brass heads and long extended pins marked on the head “EB / LONDON / 16”. It is rare to find these cartridges at all but to find 3 original boxes is practically unknown. CONDITION: The box with 100 shot shells has 2 broken corners on one edge of the lid and has been repaired with masking tape, shows water stain on the opposite end with light soil; the box with 88 rounds has 1 broken corner, some light water stain, a couple of creases in the lid, and light soil; the box with 8 loaded rounds has all 4 corners repaired with masking tape, a break in the lid, and moderate soil. All of the empty cases are crisp and clean. Loaded rounds are also very fine. This is a grand opportunity for pinfire shot gun shooters to obtain orig paper cases for reloading. 4-49313 JR298 (2,000-3,000)

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*SUBLIME “GOLDEN AGE” BOSS 20 BORE HEAVY PROOF SINGLE TRIGGER RISING BITE OVER-UNDER GAME GUN. SN 8482. (ca 1937) Cal. 20 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 28″ Demi-bloc bbls with broad, flat, matted rib, fitted with two red beads, are engraved “Boss & Co, 41, Albemarle Street, Piccadilly, London. W.” and “Made in England” on either side of top bbl. Right side of top bbl and damascened bbl flat are stamped with London nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers and 1 oz. of shot. Case hardened, uniquely Boss, O/U action is beautifully sculpted at breech ends of bbls, with well filed beads at bottom. Action features hidden rising bite third fastener, bushed strikers, automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), gold band tumbler end cocking indicators, Chilton locks with intercepting sears, and Boss’s unique and excellent single trigger. Action is engraved with exceptionally well cut, small, shaded scroll with 14 rose bouquets, and additional roses front and rear of forend cut in bottom of action (by Sumner). “Boss & Co.” is on each lockplate. “Patent No 3307.1909” referring to the over – under system, is on each side of the action. “Boss’s Patent No 22894” is on trigger plate, referring to single trigger. Forend iron is engraved “Boss’s Patent No. 3308.1909″, referring to ejectors. Blued top lever and single beaded trigger guard, are also scroll engraved. SN is on trigger guard tang. Nicely streaked and well figured, dark, European walnut round knob, semi-pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/2” over leather covered Silver pad, and features drop points, classic point pattern checkering with mullered borders, and a gold oval on toe line engraved “G. P.” Matching, small, one piece, Boss ejector forend has Anson type release. Bore diameter: top -.615, bottom -.615. Bore restrictions: top -.007 (IC), bottom -.013 (Mod). Wall thickness: top-.027, bottom -.029. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 6 lbs. 6 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. PROVENANCE: Abercrombie & Fitch green hang tag with specifications of this gun. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain essentially all of a London quality satin re-black, engraving and rib matting slightly softened. Action retains 85 – 90% orig case hardening color, silvered on sharp edges and beads, thinning slightly around bottom, from normal carrying wear. Lockplates retain nearly all of their vivid orig color. Orig blue of forend iron/ ejector housings is at about 90%, thinned and browned around bottom. Top lever is silvered at thumbpiece. Trigger guard is silvered on bead. Tang has been re-darkened. Stocks retain most of what appears to be their orig rubbed oil finish, maintained over the years with some extra oil rubbed into butt, with a number of very light marks and scratches. There is, what appears to be, a 5/8″ crack running across lower right stock horn which does not move or flex. Checkering is very fine, with slight wear, and is dark. There is a 1/2″ x 1/8″ dent in checkering on bottom right side of forend. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny throughout, with slight evidence of dent removal on left side of top bbl. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are excellent, and in time. Lock screws show some use. An exceptionally fine, and lightly used, svelte little gun, with barrels that measure perfectly. Twenty-gauge Boss O/Us with single triggers and rising-bite style actions are exceptionally rare and among the most desirable British shotguns ever made. 4-49314 MGM241 (50,000-80,000)

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*VERY FINE “GOLDEN AGE” BOSS 20 BORE SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN. SN 7985. (ca 1932) Cal. 20 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 28″ Chopper lump bbls are engraved “Boss & Co. Albemarle Street. Piccadilly. London. W.” and “Made in England” on narrow, swamped, concave game rib. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 7/8 oz shot, and “2-3/4″”. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SN. Petite, case hardened, sidelock action features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), bushed strikers, gold line tumbler end cocking indicators, and double triggers. Action is engraved with nearly full coverage exceptionally well detailed, cleanly cut, very small, shaded scroll with 20 rose bouquets in typical Boss house style, and is undoubtedly the work of noted London engraver Jack Sumner. “Boss & Co” is on each lockplate. Single beaded trigger guard has more scroll on bow and has SN in semi relief at grip. Beautifully marbled and lightly burl figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-3/4″ over thin black “Decelerator” pad. Traditional point pattern checkering is at grip, and classic drop points behind locks. Matching splinter forend with Anson release is fitted with Boss’ highly regarded ejectors, that lift cartridges well clear of bbls when acting as plain extractors. Bore diameter: left-.615, right -.615. Bore restrictions: left -.020 (Full), right -.008 (Mod). Wall thickness: left -.025, right -.026. Drop at heel: 2″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 5 lbs. 7 oz. LOP: 14-3/4″. PROVENANCE: Factory ledger page no. 294, dated 3 Oct. 1931, with specifications for this gun. Made for Carl Holmes “For Mother”. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain essentially all of a very fine satin re-blue. Action retains 50-60% orig case hardening color, vivid where protected, silvered on fences, bottom beads, and silver turning to brown on bottom of action. Lockplates retain nearly all of their very fine orig color. Top lever is silvered at thumbpiece. Trigger guard re-blued, and retains nearly all of that blue. New buttstock is by noted ex-Purdey stocker, David Trevallion, replicating orig measurements except for additional 3/4″ LOP, and is presently “cast on”. Buttstock retains nearly all of its orig finish. Checkering is still light. Orig forend is nicely refinished, checkering correctly re-cut. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are strong and in time. Simply a delightful little gun, with bbls measuring perfectly. 4-49126 MGM178 (40,000-60,000)

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*ED ZERN’S BOSS AND CO. ROUND ACTION SIDELOCK, COMPLETELY LEFT HANDED, GAME GUN WITH CASE. SN 5617. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 26″ Sleeved bbls with concave game rib, are stamped on flats with old London nitro proofs, and Birmingham nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers, also with “SLEEVED” and “W. R” (Westley Richards). Bottoms of new tubes are stamped with Birmingham proofs and SNs. Boss round bodied, case hardened action is stocked to the fences, and features non-automatic safety, gold band tumbler end cocking indicators, and Miller single selective trigger (intercepting sears removed). Action and lockplates are engraved in classic “best” Boss fashion, with 18 rose bouquets surrounded by well cut small scroll. “Boss Patent” is on both sides of action. Gun was built for a left hand shooter, with top lever pivoting to the left. Single beaded trigger guard has bead on left side. Beautifully marbled and flame figured European walnut straight grip buttstock is cast-on, and measures 13-3/4″ over brown leather covered pad. Classic point pattern checkering with mullered borders is at grip, and a gold oval on toe line is engraved “E. Z”. Matching splinter Boss ejector forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left-.729, right -.728. Bore restrictions: left -.005 (Skeet), right -.007 (IC). Wall thickness: left -.035, right -.040. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-9/16″. Weight: 7 lbs. 0 oz. LOP: 13-3/4″. Abercrombie & Fitch VC leather case with stitched leather corners, has oval leather overlaid medallion embossed “James E. Fender” on top. Interior is lined in burgundy cloth with paper Boss label on lid, and contains 2-pc walnut and brass cleaning rod, and a pair of A & F marked snap caps. PROVENANCE: From the collection of noted writer, J. E. Fender, who intends to write an article on this gun. Copies of correspondence between gun writer, Ed Zern, (Field and Stream – Exit Laughing, as well as many other articles and several books) and Abercrombie & Fitch, as well as Holland & Holland, regarding the interesting story of Zern’s purchase of this gun from A & F in 1964, and having it re-sleeved by H & H in 1970. CONDITION: Excellent, as refurbished. Bbls retain nearly all of a satin re-blue. Action and lockplates retain most of their orig case hardening color, vivid where protected, and they have been lacquered. Stocks retain nearly all of a high quality oil finish, with a few subsequent minor marks and repairs, checkering correctly re-cut. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Trigger works. Case leather is darkening and has a considerable number of scuffs and marks. Handle is fine, with some loose stitching. Straps are good, one partially detached. Interior cloth is fine with some soil and compressions from contact with gun, as well as some mildew. Label is fine with some slight soiling. Accessories are fine. An unusual gun with an interesting history. 4-48899 MGM219 (12,500-17,500)

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*VERY FINE AND VERY RARE JAMES WOODWARD PIGEON GUN WITH CASE. SN 7112. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 30″ Chopper lump bbls with slightly raised, flat, matted rib are engraved “James Woodward & Sons.” and “29 Bury Street. St. James’s. London. England.” on tops. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers and 1-1/4 oz. of shot. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SN. Robust, full sidelock, case hardened action is stocked to the fences, and features non-automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), bushed strikers, side clips, hidden third fastener, gold line tumbler end cocking indicators, and double triggers with front trigger articulated. Action is filed with simple beads on bar, and classic Woodward arcaded fences. Action and lockplates are engraved with about 80% coverage very well cut, small, shaded scroll. “J. Woodward & Sons” is on each lockplate. Top lever and trigger guard are blued and also scroll engraved. SN is at grip. Beautifully marbled and lightly figured European walnut buttstock measures 15-1/8″ over black leather covered pad, and features slight diamond hand, drop points, classic point pattern checkering with mullered borders, and a gold oval on toe line engraved with monogram “SO” (Woodward records indicate that it was made for “Sami Ozan”). Matching large (factory records indicate 9-1/8″) splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left-.729, right -.730. Bore restrictions: left -.032 (Full), right -.021 (Mod). Wall thickness: left -.028, right -.026. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7 lbs. 13 oz. LOP: 15-1/8″. Makers oak and leather case with brass corners, is embossed “J. F. T. Jr.” on top. Interior is lined in scarlet cloth, with gold embossed black leather Woodward label and secondary paper instruction label on lid. Case contains 2-pc hard rubber and brass cleaning rod with mop, jag, and brush in black morocco wallet. Most of the other accessories are Woodward marked including: glass oil bottle with green label, two Japanned tins with brass tops (one with green label, the other unmarked), pair of horn bodied snap caps with German silver heads marked with patent information, and nickel-plated brass striker bottle with strikers, marked with SN. PROVENANCE: Copy of orig Woodward ledger. CONDITION: Excellent, as partially refinished. Bbls retain essentially all of an excellent quality, dark, London re-black, engraving clear, rib slightly softened. Action retains a considerable amount, perhaps 30%, orig case hardening color, vivid where protected. Lockplates retain a similar amount of their color, over all appearance is a very pleasing mottled silver to pewter gray. Pin heads have been fire blued, and retain nearly all of that brilliant blue. Top lever and trigger guard retain nearly all of a re-blue, engraving still sharp. Stocks retain nearly all of an old rubbed oil finish over a few light marks, and with a number of subsequent minor handling marks. Checkering correctly and competently re-cut. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny throughout, with no visible imperfections. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. A correct glimmer of light shows between bbl flats and water table when gun is closed. Ejectors are strong and in time. Case leather is very fine, with a few knocks and scuffs, mostly along edges. Straps are new, and excellent. Orig handle is fine. Interior cloth has been renewed, and is excellent, with only some minor compressions and light soiling. Makers label is very fine. Instruction label is foxed and has some soiling. Accessories are fine. Snap caps have some stray dents and scratches. Top of oil bottle is loose, and glass is missing its ferule. Woodward made very few pigeon guns, and this example which measures perfectly, is simply a lovely gun. 4-49315 MGM264 (27,500-37,500)

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*RARE AND FINE WOODWARD ROUND BODY OVER-UNDER SINGLE TRIGGER HEAVY GAME GUN WITH CASE. SN 7173. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 29-1/8″ Demi-bloc bbls with solid, file cut rib are engraved “James Woodward & Sons. 29. Bury Street. St. James’s. London. England.” on left side of top bbl. Right side of top bbl and bottom of bottom bbl are stamped with London nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. Case hardened, round body, low profile, OU action features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), gold band tumbler end cocking indicators, and non-selective single trigger. Action is engraved with well cut, classic, small, shaded scroll with rose bouquet highlights. “J Woodward & Sons” is in parchment scrolled device at front of each lockplate. Bottom of action is engraved “Woodward’s” and “Under & Over” in arches around recess cut for forend iron, which is engraved “Patent”. SN is on tang of scroll engraved small bowed trigger guard. Fully marbled and lightly figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over leather faced, thin, red pad. Standard point pattern checkering with mullered borders is at grip. Toe line with gold oval engraved “G.P.” is shaped with about 3/16″ negative camber giving racy swept look. One piece matching ejector forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: top -.729, bottom -.729. Bore restrictions: top -.036 (Full), bottom -.037 (Full). Wall thickness: top-.024, bottom -.025. Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/4″. Weight: 7 lbs. 12 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. Makers oak and leather case with brass corners and leather trimmed canvas outer cover, is embossed with an early owner’s name on rectangular inset leather label on top. Leather is additionally embellished with embossed line borders with fleur-di-lis highlights. Interior is lined in scarlet cloth with gold embossed black leather Woodward label in lid. Case contains pair of A & F marked snap caps, red morocco wallet with cleaning brushes inside, 2-pc rosewood and brass cleaning rod with mop, Turk’s head and jag. There are also an A & F marked square oil bottle, hard rubber striker block, and the key. PROVENANCE: Abercrombie & Fitch hang tags with specifications and known information. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain nearly all of a London quality satin re-blue, engraving slightly washed. Action retains 90 – 95% of its orig bright case hardening color, silvered on sharp edges. Lockplates retain nearly all of their color. Top lever and forend iron show only slight silvering to their orig bright blue. Trigger guard re-blued, and retains essentially all of that blue, engraving still sharp. Stocks retain nearly all of a factory quality oil finish with some light marks and a small scuff in forend checkering. Pad added after making, as cut off piece of buttstock with checkered butt is in case. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny throughout. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Trigger works, but is a bit sticky (probably needs cleaning). Case leather is very fine with some slight darkening and rubs. Straps and handle are fine. Canvas outer cover has rubs and discoloration, leather trim also rubbed, with some slight tatters. Straps are good. Interior cloth is fine with some areas patched, lightly soiled, and marked by gun and accessories. Accessories are good. By SN, one of the last guns to leave Woodward’s after being taken over by Purdey’s. Records indicate it was delivered in 1949, so was most likely finished by Purdey’s. Round body Woodward O/Us are very rare. This may be one of the finest extant. 4-48362 MGM43 (30,000-50,000)

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*LOVELY TRADITIONALLY STYLED 28 GAUGE JAMES PURDEY OVER-UNDER GAME GUN WITH CASE. SN 29797. Cal. 28 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 28″ Demi-bloc bbls with file cut, narrow, solid rib, are engraved “J. Purdey & Sons. Audley House. South Audley Street. London.” on left side of top bbl. Bottom bbl is stamped with 2000 London nitro proofs for 28 ga. 2-3/4″ chambers at 1200 bar, which is also marked with importer’s name, “Griffin & Howe”. SN is on bottom of bottom bbl. Small, low profile, case hardened, OU action based on Woodward’s design, features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), gold line tumbler end cocking indicators, and double triggers. Action is engraved with well cut, Purdey “house” style small scroll with rose bouquet highlights. “J. Purdey & Sons” is in scroll flanked device at front of each lockplate, and on bottom of action, in arch above cut for forend iron, with “London. England” below. Case hardened trigger guard is engraved with matching scroll, and SN at grip. Beautifully marbled and figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-5/8″ over checkered wood butt with case hardened steel heel and toe plates which are engraved to match action. Stock features drop points, point pattern checkering with mullered borders, and individual initials “B” and “D” inlet on toe line. Matching one piece ejector forend has Anson type release. Bore diameter: top -.547, bottom -.547. Bore restrictions: top -.020 (Full), bottom -.010 (Mod). Wall thickness: top-.031, bottom -.032. Drop at heel: 2-1/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs. 2 oz. LOP: 14-5/8″. Makers leather case with stitched leather corners and single brass latch, is embossed with initials “B. D.” on top. Interior is lined in burgundy cloth with gold embossed leather Purdey label in lid. Case contains 2-pc rosewood and brass cleaning rod with mop, brush, and jag, striker bottle with spare strikers, pair of turnscrews, pair of snap caps, bench cloth, Purdey “New Gun Maintenance Record” booklet, Purdey marked oil bottle, and brass chamber brush with rosewood handle. PROVENANCE: Orig price quotation and specification chart outlining features and approximate cost when gun was started, of 45,000 pounds without VAT. Estimated delivery was 2 years. CONDITION: Excellent, with evidence of judicial field use. Bbls retain 95% orig blue, silvered slightly on sharp edges, and with a few minor marks, and thinning somewhat at breech, from normal handling. Action retains 40 – 60% orig case hardening color, considerably silvered around bottom of action and on sides, from normal hand wear. Lockplates retain approx 80% of their color, right lock silvered more than left. Trigger guard is silvering at grip, and top lever at thumbpiece. Stocks retain nearly all of their orig “slackum” finish, with a few scattered marks on butt, and around left lock. Checkering is slightly darkened. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny throughout. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Case leather is very fine, light in color, with a number of scattered marks. Straps and handle are fine. Interior cloth is excellent, with some slight compressions and light soiling. Accessories are excellent, some still wrapped in their Purdey marked tissue. Up until the year 2000 Purdey’s produced 447 OU guns of Woodward design, very few in 28 ga. and few of those in traditional finish. This fine handling little gun is a joy. 4-48316 MGM41 (60,000-90,000)

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*EXCEPTIONAL EXHIBITION QUALITY JAMES PURDEY OVER-UNDER GAME GUN WITH SUBLIME RELIEF ENGRAVING AND GOLD INLAY BY KEN HUNT WITH BEST QUALITY CASE. SN 28865. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 28″ Demi-bloc bbls fitted with low, narrow, file cut, ventilated rib, are engraved “J. Purdey & Sons. Audley House. South Audley Street. London. England.” on right side of top bbl above proofs. Breech area of bottom bbl is stamped with 1986 London proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers, bottom of bottom bbl with “WB” (barrel makers initials), SN, and tube no. “71593”. Coin finished Woodward style low profile OU action features non-automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), raised rib tumbler end cocking indicators, and Purdey non-selective single trigger. Action is engraved with truly exceptional scrolled acanthus with floral highlights in full relief, with fine shaded background. The quality of this work is beyond compare with every nuance of leaf and vine painstakingly cut and Bulino shaded. This wonderful scroll work frames portrait of trio of high relief gold inlaid woodcock flitting through trees on bottom of action. Scroll extends onto lockplates, leading into vignettes of gold relief game birds in exquisitely detailed engraved settings. A quattro of pintails are settling into cattail marsh with woodlands in background on left lockplate; and a quattro of ruffed grouse explode out of alder cover into opening with cabin in distance behind fence post and rail, on right lockplate. Each vignette has bulino shading of sky, giving dramatic effect. Additionally, two hidden woodland creatures await your discovery. Fences, top lever, top tang, and single beaded trigger guard continue with the exceptional relief scroll. SN is in gold at grip. A pair of pigeons, one flying, the other perched on a tendril of scroll, are on trigger guard bow. “J. Purdey & Sons” is gold inlaid on a scroll on each side of action. This incredible work is by noted master engraver, Ken Hunt, at his finest. His signature appears on lockplates at bottom of each scene. Wonderfully marbled, stump figured European walnut full capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over checkered wood butt, with typical Purdey drop points, point pattern checkering with mullered borders, ebony grip cap, and vacant gold oval on toe line. Matching one piece full forend has Anson release. Actioners initials “PD” (Peter Delay) are on inside on iron. Bore diameter: top -.729, bottom -.730. Bore restrictions: top -.040 (Extra Full), bottom -.028 (Full). Wall thickness: top-.031, bottom -.031. Drop at heel: 1-5/8″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 7 lbs. 8 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. Superlative oak and black ostrich leather case is lined in olive green velvet, with James Purdey gold embossed black leather label on lid. Case is fitted for gun and French fitted for a wonderful array of spectacular ivory handled and accented fittings and accessories. These include 3-pc ebony and German silver cleaning rod by Marsh (mop, jag, and brush are in black morocco wallet in covered compartment with lid with ivory knob). Cleaning brush, pair of turnscrews, chamber brush, and handle of cleaning rod are of solid ivory. Snap caps have ivory bodies. Striker bottle with spare strikers, oil bottle, vaseline jar, and another bottle have inset round ivory tops. Most accessories are by Casecraft, and the entire garniture exudes elegance. PROVENANCE: Factory letter giving specifications. CONDITION: Excellent, appears unfired. Bbls retain nearly all of their orig blue with slight thinning and silvering on high points, and a few minor marks. Action retains nearly all of its coin finish with any silvering only heightening depth of engraving. Stocks have only a few marks in their orig finish, most notably a small nick on center left side of buttstock. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Mechanically crisp. Case leather is excellent, with one or two barely noticeable marks. Handle and straps are very fine. Locking loops of latch are detached from top portion. Interior velvet shows only a few compressions from contact with gun and accessories. Accessories are excellent. Large turnscrew has a small crack in ivory running from ferrule into hand piece. There is a slight check in the ivory body of one snap cap. All other ivory is excellent. An immortal creation. 4-47797 MGM42 (80,000-120,000)

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*JAMES PURDEY EXTRA FINISH ROUND BODY OVER-UNDER GAME GUN WITH CASE. SN 27682. (1969) Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 28″ Demi-bloc bbls with narrow, matted, ventilated rib mounted with two ivory beads, are engraved “J. Purdey & Sons. Audley House. South Audley Street. London. England.” on left side of top bbl. Right side of top bbl and flat of bottom bbl are stamped with London nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. Bottom of bottom bbl is stamped with SN, tube nos. “70703 4”, and bbl makers initials “EC” (Ted Comben). Case hardened, low profile, O/U action features non-automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), rounded bar, raised rib tumbler end cocking indicators, and double triggers. Action and lockplates are engraved with exceptionally well cut and shaded, large, scrolled acanthus with strap work highlights, a pattern often used by noted engraver Ken Hunt. The quality of execution of this engraving would lead one to believe that indeed he was the engraver, however no signature can be found. “J. Purdey & Sons” is in scroll framed cartouche on each lockplate, as well as on bottom of action above cut for forend iron, where it is over “London. England.” Single beaded trigger guard has matching scroll, and SN on tang, which extends to composition grip cap inset with vacant large gold oval. Nicely stump figured and lightly marbled European walnut full capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-5/8″ over dark brown leather covered pad. Stock features Monte Carlo comb, drop points, point pattern checkering with mullered borders, and “H H” individually inlet in gold on toe line. One piece matching beavertail ejector forend has Anson release and actioner’s initials “H B” on iron. Bore diameter: top -.731, bottom -.731. Bore restrictions: top -.042 (Extra Full), bottom -.009 (IC). Wall thickness: top-.032, bottom -.030. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, rear of Monte Carlo: 1-11/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7 lbs. 12 oz. LOP: 14-5/8″. Makers leather motor case with stitched leather corners is gold embossed on top “Hugh Halff Jr.” Interior is lined in burgundy cloth with small gold embossed black leather Purdey label, and paper charge card for this gun, on lid. Case contains 2-pc beechwood and brass cleaning rod with red morocco leather wallet containing brush, mop, and jag, another leather wallet with two action cleaning brushes, and another red morocco container with a pair of Purdey marked snap caps, a black leatherite wallet with a pull through cleaning kit, an unmarked striker bottle with spare strikers, 12 ga. broken case extractor, and an unmarked square oil bottle. CONDITION: Excellent, near new, with only a few light handling marks in wood or metal. Leather on toe of recoil pad is somewhat scuffed. Bores are excellent. Mechanically crisp. Case leather has a few minor marks and scuffs. Straps and handle are very fine. Interior cloth is excellent, with some light compressions. Labels are excellent. Accessories are excellent. 4-49355 MGM244 (35,000-55,000)

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*VERY FINE PETITE 20 GAUGE JAMES PURDEY GAME GUN ENGRAVED AND GOLD INLAID BY KEN HUNT WITH CASE. SN 27388. (1966) Cal. 20 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 26″ Chopper lump bbls with flat, narrow, matted rib, are engraved “J. Purdey & Sons.” and “AUDLEY HOUSE. SOUTH AUDLEY STREET. LONDON. ENGLAND.” on tops. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SN. Bottom right bbl is stamped with initials “G.W.” (George Wood, barrel maker). Tube nos. “68621” and “68622” are on loop. Small, case hardened, Beesley patent, self-opening action features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), bushed strikers, raised rib tumbler end cocking indicators, and double triggers. Action is engraved with very well cut and nicely laid out, large, semi-relief, open, shaded scroll with acanthus and strap work highlights. A well detailed gold inlaid cocker spaniel retrieving a quail bounds across bottom of action. This very fine scroll spills over onto lockplates, which also have scenes of game birds gold inlaid in appropriate field backgrounds; trio of doves is on left lockplate; and quail on right. All of this fine work is by highly regarded master engraver, Ken Hunt, whose signature appears under scenes on both lockplates. His initials are under spaniel on bottom of action. “J. Purdey & Sons” is on each side of action above lockplates. Fences are engraved with somewhat deeper relief scroll. Blued top lever and trigger guard are engraved with scroll matching action. Trigger guard tang is engraved with SN and extends to grip cap. Well figured, and finely marbled European walnut full capped pistol grip buttstock measures 13″ over checkered wood butt, and features drop points, point pattern checkering with mullered borders, hard rubber grip cap, and vacant gold oval on toe line. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Actioners initials “T.B” are stamped on iron. Bore diameter: left-.614, right -.614. Bore restrictions: left -.004 (IC), right -.002 (IC). Wall thickness: left -.032, right -.036. Drop at heel: 2″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 5 lbs. 8 oz. LOP: 13″. Makers motor case with stitched leather corners is embossed “Mrs C. L. Fitzgerald Greenwich, Conn.” on top. Interior is lined in burgundy cloth with makers label on lid. Case contains a 2-pc walnut and brass cleaning rod. CONDITION: Excellent, near new. Bbls retain 95 – 98% orig blue with a few minor marks and light scratches. Action retains 90% + orig case hardening color, silvered on beads and tips of fences. Lockplates retain nearly all of their color. Top lever, forend iron, and trigger guard are only slightly silvered. Hinge pin and tumbler ends retain nearly all of their fire blue. Stocks retain nearly all of their orig rubbed oil finish, with a few light marks from occasional field use. There is a somewhat deeper small dent on forend behind tip. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny throughout with no visible imperfections. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Case leather is excellent with some light scuffs and one or two deeper scratches. Straps and handle are very fine. Interior cloth is excellent, with a few rubs. A finely built and finished gun, light and lively. Perfect for someone of small stature, or for almost anyone, with the addition of a pad. 4-48684 MGM40 (40,000-60,000)

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*20 GAUGE PURDEY EXTRA FINISH TWO BARREL SET HEAVY PROOF GAME GUN WITH CASE. SN 27697. (1970) Cal. 20 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers in 26″ bbls and 3″ chambers in 28″ bbls. Both bbl sets are chopper lump, with raised, narrow, matted game ribs, fitted with two ivory beads, and engraved “J. Purdey & Sons” and “Audley House. South Audley Street. London. England” on tops. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SNs and bbl makers initials “GW” (George Wood). Tube nos. “70653” “70654” are on loop of 28″ bbls. “70655” and “70656” are on 26″ bbls. Bottom of rear lump of 28″ bbls is engraved “Choke”, and bottom of rear lump of 26″ bbls is engraved “Cylinder”. Coin finished, self-opening action features non-automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), bushed strikers, hidden third fastener, side clips, raised rib tumbler end cocking indicators, and double triggers with front trigger checkered and articulated. Front trigger fires left bbl and rear trigger fires right. Triggers are turned for right hand shooter. Action is engraved with large, flowing, shaded, acanthus scroll with strap work highlights in the manner of, and most likely done by, noted engraver, Ken Hunt. No signature found. Fences are deeply relief carved in oak leaf and acorn motif. “J. Purdey & Sons” is in scroll flanked cartouche on each lockplate. Bottom of action is engraved “J. PURDEY & SONS” “LONDON” “ENGLAND” in lozenge. Single beaded trigger guard has bead correctly placed for right hand shooter. Scroll engraving matches action and SN is at grip. Well marbled and lightly figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-5/8″ over red leather covered pad, and features drop points, standard point pattern checkering, and silver initials “W F F” individually inlet on toe line. Matching beavertail ejector forend has Anson release and fits both sets of bbls. Iron is stamped with long time Purdey actioner’s initials, “B.D” (Ben Delay). 28″ Bbls: Bore diameter: left-.614, right -.617. Bore restrictions: left -.015 (Mod), right -.025 (Full). Wall thickness: left -.035, right -.033. Drop at heel: 1-5/8″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 6 lbs. 8 oz. LOP: 14-5/8″. 26″ Bbls: Bore diameter: left-.613, right -.613. Bore restrictions: left -.000 (Cyl), right -.002 (Cyl). Wall thickness: left -.035, right -.032. Drop at heel: 1-5/8″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 6 lbs. 8 oz. LOP: 14-5/8″. Makers leather motor case, configured for gun and both sets of bbls, has stitched leather corners, and is embossed with initials “W. F. F.” on top. Interior is lined in burgundy cloth with three labels in lid; black leather gold embossed makers label, paper charge card for this gun with all specifications, and “correct method of placing gun in case” label. Case contains 2-pc beech and brass cleaning rod with mop, brush and jag in red morocco wallet, a red wallet with action cleaning brushes, another red wallet with Purdey marked snap caps, a black morocco wallet with pull through cleaning equipment, an unmarked striker bottle with spare strikers, a Purdey marked round oil bottle, a 20 ga broken case remover, and two keys. CONDITION: Excellent, with evidence of very limited use. Bbls retain nearly all of their orig blue with a few light pings and scratches. Coin finish of action is excellent, darkening slightly. Stocks show only a few light dents and scratches, mostly on top left side of butt. Checkering is excellent, darkening. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny throughout. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are perfectly timed. Case leather is excellent, with only a few light rubs and marks. Straps and handle are very fine. Interior cloth is excellent, with only a few minor rubs from gun and bbls. Labels are excellent. Charge card is slightly soiled. Accessories are excellent. A very fine all-purpose gun, built by some of Purdey’s oldest and most highly regarded workmen, with some interesting features. 4-49354 MGM242 (35,000-55,000)

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*JAMES PURDEY HEAVY PROOF LIGHT GAME GUN WITH CLEANING KIT. SN 26428. (1953) Cal. 20 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 26″ Chopper lump bbls with raised, narrow, matted rib, are engraved “J Purdey & Sons.” and “Audley House South Audley Street London. England.” on tops. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with London nitro proofs for 20 ga. 1 oz of shot, and “2-3/4”. Bottoms of bbls are each stamped “Choke” and with SNs. Bbl makers initials “J.A” (J. Aldous) are on left bbl. Tube nos. “65883” and “65884” are on loop. Case hardened, Beesley patent, self-opening, sidelock action features hidden third fastener, side clips, bushed strikers, raised rib tumbler end cocking indicators, non-automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), and Purdey non-selective single trigger. Action and lockplates are engraved in very well cut, small, shaded scroll with rose bouquet highlights in Purdey house style, most probably the work of Ken Hunt who was working exclusively for Purdey’s at the time of manufacture of this gun. “J. Purdey & Sons” is inlaid in flush gold at the front of each lockplate, and engraved on bottom of action with the addition of “London England”. Small bow trigger guard is engraved with classic open scroll, and with SN at grip. Dark, well fiddle figured, and nicely marbled European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14″ over thin, reddish, leather-covered pad, and features classic point pattern checkering with mullered borders, drop points, and a large vacant gold oval on toe line. Large beavertail ejector forend has Anson release, and actioners initials “B.D” (Ben Delay) are stamped on iron. Bore diameter: left-.615, right -.615. Bore restrictions: left -.025 (I Mod), right -.010 (IC). Wall thickness: left -.032, right -.031. Drop at heel: 1-15/16″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 6 lbs. 1 oz. LOP: 14″. Also included is a Purdey mahogany cased cleaning kit, with leather strap handle. Interior is lined in green felt, with small gold embossed Purdey label, containing an array of accessories and cleaning equipment, including 3-pc rosewood and brass cleaning rod, with two brushes, mop, and jag, three unmarked walnut handled turnscrews, two Purdey marked oil bottles, two unmarked striker cases, an unmarked 20 ga stuck case remover, and a pair of Purdey marked 20 bore snap caps, and some cleaning patches, under removable cover with brass knob, marked “James Purdey & Sons”. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain approx 98% orig blue, with a few marks on sides from contact with forend. Action retains 95% orig case hardening color, silvered slightly on beads and fences. Lockplates retain nearly all of their color and original varnish, which has considerably darkened and should be refreshed. Trigger guard is flaking to silver on bow, and has wear at grip. There is some oxidation inside of bow from finger contact. Stock retains most of its orig finish with a number of minor scratches and marks. Leather of recoil pad is beginning to rub and wear through at heel and toe. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny throughout. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are slightly out of time. Cleaning kit is excellent, some scratches and loss to veneer on cover, accessories, etc. unused. This fine gun, obviously made by long term Purdey gunmakers, is in need of a good cleaning. 4-48989 MGM63 (30,000-50,000)

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*KEN HUNT ENGRAVED JAMES PURDEY SIDELOCK EJECTOR SINGLE TRIGGER GAME GUN WITH EXTRA BARRELS, STOCK AND CASE. SN 26943. (1961) Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. Two sets of 27″ chopper lump bbls, one with IC and Mod, and the other with Mod and Full chokes. Full choked bbls are marked “Choke” on rear lump, and with gold star on rib. Both sets have raised, matted, narrow, flat ribs, and are engraved “J. Purdey & Sons.” and “Audley House. South Audley Street. London.” on tops. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SNs, left bbl with bbl maker’s initials “GW” (George Wood). Tube nos. “67135” and “67136” are on open choked bbls, and “67137” and “67138” on choked bbls. Blued Beesley patent, self-opening, sidelock action features non-automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), bushed strikers, raised rib tumbler end cocking indicators, and Purdey non-selective single trigger. Action is engraved with small scroll and rose bouquets in Purdey “house” style. Bottom is engraved with “J. Purdey & Sons” “London” “England”. Lockplates are engraved with similar scroll framing vignettes of gold inlaid dogs in field settings; a pointer on right lockplate, and a setter on left. These well detailed scenes are by noted master engraver, Ken Hunt, whose signature appears at the bottom of each scene. Small bow trigger guard has tang, which extends to grip cap, is scroll engraved, and has SN at grip. Boldly figured and well marbled European walnut full capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/4″ over checkered wood butt, and features drop points, as well as point pattern checkering with mullered borders. Individual initials “H” and “M” (Hal McCoy, well known Baseball Hall of Fame long time Sports Writer to the Cincinnati Reds) are on toe line. Also included is a custom made matching stock, fitted with “Hydro Coil” recoil reducing butt section, ebony grip cap of which has central gold oval engraved “HM”. Matching large beavertail forend with Anson release is stamped with actioners initials “B.D” (Ben Delay) on iron. Open choke bbls: Bore diameter: left-.732, right -.733. Bore restrictions: left -.016 (Lt mod), right -.010 (IC). Wall thickness: left -.040, right -.038. Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 7 lbs. 9 oz. LOP: 14-1/4″. Heavily choked bbls: Bore diameter: left-.733, right -.731. Bore restrictions: left -.038 (Full), right -.017 (Mod). Wall thickness: left -.039, right -.038. Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 7 lbs. 0 oz. LOP: 14-1/4″. Maker’s motor case with stitched leather corners and single spring latch, with space for both sets of bbls and gun, is embossed “HM” in gold. Case is lined in burgundy cloth, and has makers gold embossed black leather label in lid, along with charge card, and information about bbls and chokes. Case contains 2-pc ebony and brass cleaning rod marked “M. Marsh England”. PROVENANCE: Internet information on Hal McCoy and Ken Hunt. CONDITION: Excellent, as partially refinished. Bbls retain 95 – 98% orig blue with some minor nicks and marks, silvered at muzzles. Action blued, and retains nearly all of that blue. Trigger guard re-blued and retains most of that blue, engraving slightly softened. Orig blue of thumbpiece and hinge pin is mostly silver. Stocks retain nearly all of a gloss finish with only a few minor marks. Bores are excellent, smooth, bright and shiny throughout. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors and trigger work perfectly. Case leather is still light in color with some discoloration, bumps and rubs. Straps and handle are fine. Leather is beginning to crack on straps. Interior cloth is excellent. Charge card is darkening. Leather label has some rubs. A good looking, fine handling gun for any application. 4-48303 MGM39 (30,000-50,000)

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*EXCEPTIONALLY FINE JAMES PURDEY SIDELOCK EJECTOR SINGLE TRIGGER LIGHT GAME GUN WITH ORIGINAL CASE AND ACCESSORIES. SN 23737. (1927) Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 27″ Chopper lump bbls are engraved “James Purdey & Sons. Audley House. South Audley Street. London.” and “Made of Sir Joseph Whitworth’s Fluid Pressed Steel” on narrow, deeply swamped game rib, fitted with red front and mid beads. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 1-1/8 oz of shot and “2-5/8″”. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SN. Bbl maker’s initial “H” (for long time Purdey craftsman William Hill) is on bottom of left bbl. Splinter is engraved “Made in England”. Tube nos. “58724” and “58725” are on loop. Case hardened, Beesley patent, self-opening, sidelock action features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), bushed strikers, raised rib tumbler end cocking indicators, and Purdey non-selective single trigger. Action and lockplates are engraved with exceptionally well cut small scroll with rose bouquet highlights in “house” style. “J. Purdey & Sons” is at the bottom of each lockplate, and also on bottom of action over “London”. Small bow trigger guard is engraved with medium scroll and with SN at grip. Well figured and nicely marbled, dark European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-3/8″ over checkered wood butt, and features standard point pattern checkering with mullered borders, drop points, and a gold oval on toe line engraved “G. P.” Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Iron is stamped with actioners initials “FH” (Fred Hughes). Bore diameter: left-.734, right -.735. Bore restrictions: left -.007 (IC), right -.008 (IC). Wall thickness: left -.031, right -.030. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 6 lbs. 1 oz. LOP: 14-3/8″. Maker’s oak and leather case with brass corners and push button latch has round brass central medallion and inset leather tag embossed with an early owner’s name on top. Front of lid is embossed “Made in England”. Interior is lined in scarlet cloth with gold embossed black leather Purdey label and charge card (for this gun) on lid. Case contains two 2-pc rosewood and brass cleaning rods with brush, mop, jag, and Turks head, pull through cleaning kit in black morocco wallet, action cleaning brushes in red morocco wallet, broken case extractor, 2 black wood handled turnscrews, striker disc tool, bone striker case with spare strikers, Purdey marked square oil bottle, and snap caps. Also included is a booklet “Instructions for Purdey Guns”, an inventory of items in case, and two keys. PROVENANCE: Abercrombie & Fitch tag with specifications and price of $875.00 affixed to trigger guard. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain nearly all of a fine London quality re-blue with spot on rear left side of left bbl where cleaned of slight rust. Action retains 60 – 70% orig case hardening color, silvered on bottoms and beads. Lockplates retain 85 – 95% orig case hardening color, left being the strongest. Top lever and forend iron retain most of their orig blue, slightly silvered. Trigger guard re-blued and retains nearly all of that blue. Stocks retain nearly all of their orig rubbed oil finish with a number of minor marks, and a few somewhat heavier, from normal handling and use. Checkering is slightly worn and dark. Incipient 1/4″ crack is behind left lockplate. Bores are excellent, smooth, bright and shiny throughout. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Trigger works. Case leather is excellent, with little discoloration,and a few bumps and rubs. Straps and handle are good. Interior is excellent, with some rubs and soiling from contact with gun. Label is excellent. Charge card is slightly foxed. Accessories are very fine. Pamphlet is slightly squished from being fit to case. A very fine, well balanced, fast handling, high condition gun from the 1920’s. 4-48363 MGM38 (15,000-25,000)

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*PURDEY SIDELOCK EJECTOR SINGLE TRIGGER GAME GUN WITH CASE. SN 27110. (1963) Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 28″ Chopper lump bbls with slightly raised, flat, matted, narrow rib are engraved “J. Purdey & Sons.” and “Audley House. South Audley Street. London. England.” on tops. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SNs and bottom of left bbl is stamped with long time Purdey bbl makers initials “A.H” (Alf Harvey). Tube nos. “67839” and “67840” are on loop. Case hardened Beasley patent self-opening action features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), hidden third fastener, bushed strikers, raised rib tumbler end cocking indicators, and Purdey single non-selective trigger. Action is engraved with well cut, small scroll with rose bouquet highlights in Purdey house fashion. “James Purdey & Sons” is engraved on each lockplate, and on bottom of action over “London”. Top lever, trigger plate, and trigger guard are blued. Trigger guard is engraved with medium open scroll, with SN on tang, which extends to hard rubber grip cap. Nicely marbled, lightly figured, dark, European walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 15-1/4″ over brown “Old English” pad. Stock features drop points, point pattern checkering with mullered borders, and a large gold oval on toe line engraved with scroll and initials “B K J”. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Iron is stamped with actioner’s initials “P. N” (Peter Nelson). Bore diameter: left-.729, right -.729. Bore restrictions: left -.016 (Mod), right -.007 (IC). Wall thickness: left -.035, right -.033. Drop at heel: 1-15/16″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 7 lbs. 5 oz. LOP: 15-1/4″. Makers leather motor case with stitched leather corners has brass plate attached to top, engraved “B K J”. Case is lined in burgundy cloth and has three labels in lid; small black leather gold embossed James Purdey label, paper label indicating correct method of placing gun in case, and charge card for this gun giving its specifications and boring. Case contains 2-pc walnut and brass cleaning rod with red morocco wallet holding brush, mop and jag, another containing action cleaning brushes, black morocco wallet with pull through cleaning equipment, pair of Purdey marked snap caps, horn-handled turnscrew, horn-handled striker key, unmarked striker case with spare strikers, unmarked 12 ga broken case extractor, and a Purdey marked square oil bottle. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain 90 – 95% orig blue, silvering at muzzles, and at breeches, with a number of heavy and light marks and scratches. Action retains 85 – 90% orig case hardening color, silvered on fences and beads. Lockplates retain nearly all of their color, with some freckling on top of right plate. Top lever and trigger guard are slightly silvered on edges. Stocks retain 90% of their orig rubbed oil finish with a number of light marks and a few fairly heavy, most noticeably a long scratch across checkering, left grip, with a small area of diamonds missing, as well as some fairly deep dents on left side of forend near tip. Front bead is missing. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny throughout. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Trigger works. Case leather is very fine with a number of light scuffs and scratches. Handle and straps are good. Interior partitions have been reinforced with a wood screw let in from the front. Interior cloth is very fine with some light soiling and marks. Purdey label is excellent. Paper labels are somewhat stained. Accessories are excellent. 4-49353 MGM243 (17,500-27,500)

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JAMES PURDEY HAMMERLESS EJECTOR GAME GUN BUILT FOR LORD TWEEDMOUTH. SN 15238. (1895) Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 30-1/2″ (consignor letter states factory records indicated that gun had 30-1/4″ bbls, so 30-1/2″ is the original length) chopper lump bbls with narrow game rib engraved “J. Purdey & Sons. Audley House. South Audley Street. London.” and “Made of Sir Joseph Whitworth’s Fluid-Pressed Steel”. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 1-1/4 oz of shot (2-3/4″). Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SN, left bbl with bbl makers initials, “SS” (Sam Simons). Tube nos. “15622” and “15621” are on loop. Typical Beesley patent, sidelock, self-opening action has been blued and features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), bushed strikers, engraved arrowhead tumbler end cocking indicators, and double triggers. Action and lockplates are engraved with fine, well cut scroll and rose bouquet highlights in Purdey “house” style, as originated by and in this case probably executed by, long time head engraver J. Lucas. “J. Purdey & Sons” is engraved on each lockplate. Bottom of action is engraved “Purdey’s Patent”. Exceptionally well figured and mottled Circassian walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14″ over ribbed, hard rubber buttplate, and features drop points, point pattern checkering with mullered borders, and a vacant gold oval on toe line. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Inside of iron is engraved “3” (“3” is also stamped on bridge of water table, but nowhere on bbls) and stamped with actioners initial “H” (Fred Hughes). Bore diameter: left-.733, right -.733. Bore restrictions: left -.008 (IC), right -.000 (Cyl). Wall thickness: left -.030, right -.030. Drop at heel: 2-1/16″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 6 lbs. 14 oz. LOP: 14″. PROVENANCE: Previous owners letter stating that he went to Purdey’s and read the order book, and that this gun was one of three made for Lord Tweedmouth; has special order wood; and 30-1/4″ bbls, with “game boring”. Letter from Purdey’s regarding the disposition of this gun. Biographical information and political history of Edward Marjoribanks, Second Baron Tweedmouth, 1849 – 1909. CONDITION: Excellent, as refinished. Bbls retain essentially all of a fine satin re-blue, engraving on rib remains sharp. Action blued, and retains 85 – 90% of that blue, silvered on beads and bottom. Engraving is sharp and clear. Stocks retain nearly all of a glossy finish, edges slightly rounded, checkering re-cut. Bores are excellent, smooth, bright, and shiny. Action is tight. Bbls are slightly off face. Ejectors are in time. 4-48836 MGM37 (10,000-20,000)

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BARRELS ONLY FOR PURDEY EJECTOR GUN NO. 24215. SN 24215. (ca 1930) Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 25″ Chopper lump, sleeved bbls are engraved with Purdey’s Audley House name and address, and with Whitworth Steel information on narrow, swamped game rib, which is also gold inlaid with a numeral “1” and “*”. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs, and Birmingham re-proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers, and “SLEEVED”. Bottoms of bbls are engraved “Altered, Modified, and” “Sleeved By J. Roberts & Son. London”. Splinter is engraved “Made in England”. Tube nos “60316” and “60317” are on loop. SN is stamped on rear lump. Bore diameter: left-.727, right -.726. Bore restrictions: left -.008 (IC), right -.002 (Skeet). Wall thickness: left -.033, right -.036. CONDITION: Excellent, retaining essentially all of their custom renewed finish. Rib engraving is clear. Bores are excellent. 4-49234 MGM266 (1,000-2,000)

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*VERY FINE 28 GA. HOLLAND & HOLLAND ROYAL SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN WITH CASE. SN 33677. (ca 1947) Cal. 28 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 26-1/2″ Chopper lump bbls with narrow swamped game rib are engraved “Royal” and “Holland & Holland” “”98 New Bond Street, London.” on tops. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 2-1/2″ chambers and reproofs for 2-3/4″ at .556 and 3-1/4 tons. Bbls are fitted with H & H patent self-opening assist spring. Bottoms are stamped with SNs and bottom rib is engraved “Made in England”. Classic, small sized, Royal sidelock action features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), double triggers, gold-plated internals, gold band tumbler end cocking indicators, and H & H patent hand detachable sidelocks. Action and lockplates are engraved with classic H & H house style large open shaded scroll with acanthus highlights. “Holland & Holland” is in plain field on central scroll flanked device on each lockplate. Left hinge pin cover is engraved “MADE IN ENGLAND”. Bottom of action is engraved “Royal Model”. Single beaded trigger guard is engraved with open scroll and SN at grip. Beautifully figured and marbled, red-toned European walnut buttstock measures 14-5/8″ over checkered wood butt, and features diamond hand, point pattern checkering with mullered borders, drop points, and a gold oval on toe line engraved “B. D.” Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left-.557, right -.559. Bore restrictions: left -.008 (Mod), right -.000 (Cyl). Wall thickness: left -.026, right -.028. Drop at heel: 2-3/16″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 5 lbs. 6 oz. LOP: 14-5/8″. Maker’s leather VC case with stitched leather corners is embossed “R. D.” on top. Interior is lined with green cloth, has gold embossed H & H Bruton Street label on lid, and contains a walnut and brass 2-pc cleaning rod with brush, mop, and jag, H & H box of cleaning patches, can of H & H “Nevarust”, H & H round oil bottle, and pull through field bore brush in leatherite case. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain 90% of what appears to be orig blue, thinned at normal carry point above forend. Action retains a considerable amount of its orig muted case hardening color, considerably silvered on bottom, beads, and fences from normal hand wear. Lockplates retain most of their color. Top lever is silvered at thumbpiece, trigger guard on bead and considerably at grip. Stock retains what appears to be its orig finish, slightly worn through at high points and with a number of normal handling marks. Checkering is slightly worn and dark. Bores are excellent, smooth, bright, and shiny throughout. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are perfectly timed. Case leather is excellent, with a few minor scratches and scuffs. Straps and handle are very good. Interior cloth is excellent, with a few minor rubs. Label and accessories are excellent. An exceptionally rare small bore British best. 4-48317 MGM35 (40,000-60,000)

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Revised: 10/13/2013

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*VERY FINE HOLLAND & HOLLAND ROYAL DELUXE 20 GAUGE GAME GUN. SN 41314. (1997) Cal. 20 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 28″ Beautifully struck chopper lump bbls are engraved “Holland & Holland” and “Bruton Street. London.” on tops. Rear portion of concave game rib is engraved “Model Deluxe”. Gun is no. “1” of a pair (number “2” is also in this auction) with “1” gold inlaid on rear of rib, top lever, and forend tip. Bbl flats are stamped with 1997 London nitro proofs. Bottom of rear lump is stamped “H & H NY. NY.” Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SN, and fitted with self-opening assist spring. Small coin finished action is nicely filed and features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), single non-selective trigger, gold band tumbler end cocking indicators, and hand detachable sidelocks. Action and lockplates are engraved with exceptionally well cut, large, shaded, open, scrolled acanthus with strapwork highlights within foliate borders. “Holland & Holland” is in large, scrolled riband on each lockplate. Bottom of action is engraved “Model Deluxe”. Small bow. single beaded trigger guard is also scroll engraved, and has SN gold inlaid at grip. Well marbled, and nicely figured, flesh-toned European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-5/8″ over traditional checkered wood butt, and features diamond grip with point pattern checkering and mullered borders, drop points, and a gold oval on toe line engraved “J. W. H”. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left-.610, right -.610. Bore restrictions: left -.006 (IC), right -.005 (IC). Wall thickness: left -.036, right -.032. Drop at heel: 1-15/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/4″. Weight: 5 lbs. 12 oz. LOP: 14-5/8″. CONDITION: Excellent, with evidence of much field use. Bbls retain 85 – 90% orig blue, considerably silvered at muzzles, thinning at breech ends, which are also slightly scuffed. Action retains essentially all of its coin finish. Stocks retain nearly all of their orig rubbed oil finish, worn through on sharp edges, and considerably marked and lightly scratched. Bores are excellent. Mechanically crisp. 4-49113 MGM308 (37,500-57,500)

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*VERY FINE HOLLAND & HOLLAND ROYAL DELUXE 20 GAUGE GAME GUN WITH CASE. SN 41315. (1997) Cal. 20 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 28″ Beautifully struck chopper lump bbls are engraved “Holland & Holland” and “Bruton Street. London.” on tops. Rear portion of concave game rib is engraved “Model Deluxe”. Gun is no. “2” of a pair (number “1” is also in this auction) with “2” gold inlaid on rear of rib, top lever, and forend tip. Bbl flats are stamped with 1997 London nitro proofs. Bottom of rear lump is stamped “H & H NY. NY.” Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SN, and fitted with self-opening assist spring. Small coin finished action is nicely filed and features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), single non-selective trigger, gold band tumbler end cocking indicators, and hand detachable sidelocks. Action and lockplates are engraved with exceptionally well cut, large, shaded, open, scrolled acanthus with strapwork highlights within foliate borders. “Holland & Holland” is in large, scrolled riband on each lockplate. Bottom of action is engraved “Model Deluxe”. Small bow single beaded trigger guard is also scroll engraved, and has SN gold inlaid at grip. Well marbled, and nicely figured, flesh-toned European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-5/8″ over traditional checkered wood butt, and features diamond grip with point pattern checkering and mullered borders, drop points, and a gold oval on toe line engraved “J. W. H”. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left-.610, right -.610. Bore restrictions: left -.011 (Lt mod), right -.008 (IC). Wall thickness: left -.036, right -.035. Drop at heel: 2″, drop at comb: 1-1/4″. Weight: 5 lbs. 10 oz. LOP: 14-5/8″. Gun is accompanied by 1920’s vintage leather two gun motor case with stitched leather corners, lined in green cloth, having black leather gold embossed H & H label in lid, along with gun cleaning information label, and charge card for gun no. “25741”. Case contains black morocco wallet with pull through cleaning kit, round H & H marked oil bottle, and a pair of H & H marked snap caps, in covered compartment. Another compartment contains horn handled H & H marked turnscrew. CONDITION: Excellent, showing slight use. Bbls retain 98% orig blue with silvering at muzzles and breech ends, and a few very light marks. Action retains essentially all of its coin finish. Stocks have a few light scratches. There are two somewhat deeper compressions on right side of butt. Bores are excellent. Mechanically crisp. Case leather is darkening, with a few scuffs on edges and corners, some grain lifting. One strap is broken, handle is good. Interior cloth is fine with compressions and areas rubbed through from contact with bbls. Labels are excellent. Paper labels are slightly foxed and soiled. Turnscrew is fine. Other accessories are “as new”. 4-49114 MGM309 (37,500-57,500)

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*SUPERB HOLLAND & HOLLAND ROYAL DELUXE SINGLE TRIGGER GAME GUN WITH CASE. SN 27692. (1916 per factory letter) Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 28″ Chopper lump bbls with narrow, swamped, concave game rib are engraved “Holland & Holland” and “98. New Bond Street. London.” on tops. Rear of rib and breech ends of bbls are engraved with feather border and about 3/4″ of open, flowing, scrolled acanthus. Gun is no. “1” of a pair, with “1” gold inlaid at rear of rib, on top lever, and forend tip. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 1-1/8 oz of shot (2-1/2″). Case hardened Royal action has rounded bar with well filed beads, and is fitted with automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold) and Holland non-selective single trigger. Action also features hidden third fastener, gold band tumbler end cocking indicators, and Holland patent detachable sidelocks. Action and lockplates are engraved with exceptionally well cut, classic, Holland deluxe, large, semi-relief, shaded, scrolled acanthus with some strapwork highlights. “Holland & Holland” is in scrolled band on the front of each plate. This fine engraving surrounds a vignette of a pair of pheasants at front bottom of action (factory information indicates “engraved with game subjects”). Single beaded, small bow, trigger guard is engraved with matching scroll and with SN on short tang. Beautifully marbled and lightly figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 15-1/16″ over black leather covered pad, and features diamond hand, drop points, classic point pattern checkering at grip, and a vacant silver oval on toe line. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left-.729, right -.729. Bore restrictions: left -.005 (IC), right -.005 (IC). Wall thickness: left -.026, right -.025. Drop at heel: 1-7/8″, drop at comb: 1-5/16″. Weight: 6 lbs. 14 oz. LOP: 15-1/16″. Orig makers leather case is lined in scarlet cloth with patterned, black leather, gold embossed H & H label, cleaning instruction label, and orig charge card for this gun, in lid. Case contains 3-pc brass and ebony cleaning rod with brushes and mop, and remains of case straps. PROVENANCE: Factory letter with “weapon history” and copy of ledger page. CONDITION: Fine, as partially refurbished. Bbls retain essentially all of a fine satin re-black, engraving slightly softened. Action retains a considerable amount of its orig case hardening color, mostly in background of engraving, which is very pleasingly silvered. Top lever and trigger guard retain nearly all of a quality re-blue. New buttstock is very well crafted in Holland style, and retains nearly all of its orig finish. Checkering is still bright. Orig forend wood has been nicely freshened. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Ejectors are in time. Trigger works. Case leather is dark, corners worn through, and with numerous marks and scrapes. What appears to be orig handle is good. Interior cloth is considerably soiled with a few rubs through. Labels are good. Cleaning label is chipped at corner. Charge card is foxed, soiled, and rubbed. Cleaning rod is good. Straps are dry and broken. Deluxe grade guns from H&H’s “prime period” are quite rare and very desirable. 4-49199 MGM233 (27,500-37,500)

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*VERY FINE HOLLAND & HOLLAND ROYAL DELUXE OVER-UNDER HEAVY GAME OR SPORTING GUN WITH CASE. SN 51160. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. Finely struck 32″ demi-bloc bbls with matted, ventilated rib are engraved “Holland & Holland London” on rear portion of rib. Flat of bottom bbl is stamped with London 2005 nitro proofs for each bbl. SN is stamped on bottom of bottom bbl. Beautifully sculpted, coin finished, low profile, O/U sidelock action is fitted with automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), and single non-selective trigger. Action also features side bolsters, gold line tumbler end cocking indicators, and H & H detachable locks. Action and lockplates are engraved with extremely well cut, large, flowing, open, scrolled acanthus, with nicely shaded backgrounds. “Holland & Holland” is gold inlaid on each lockplate. Bottom of action has Bulino portrait of a spaniel. Engravers initials “A G” are on trigger plate. Small bow, single beaded trigger guard is also scroll engraved, with SN gold inlaid on tang. Superb burl grained, well marbled European walnut full flared pistol grip buttstock is set up for a left hand shooter, with slight palm swell at right grip, slightly cast-on, and with trigger guard bead on left side. Stock also features thin, dark brown leather covered pad, drop points, point pattern checkering with mullered borders and gold oval on toe line engraved “R M”. Matching, small, one piece, slightly beavertailed forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: top -.734, bottom -.735. Bore restrictions: Screw chokes. Bbls are fitted with Briley thin wall chokes, 7 tubes are included. Wall thickness: top-.030, bottom -.030. Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 8 lbs. 1 oz. LOP: 14-7/8″. Gun comes in its orig Holland & Holland embossed black ABS case with three combination locks, lined in green felt, and containing bags for action and bbls. PROVENANCE: Hang tag and choke tubes. CONDITION: Excellent, showing evidence of limited use. Bbls retain nearly all of their orig factory blue, with a hint of silvering on sharp edges of rib. Coin finish of action remains bright. Stocks retain nearly all of their orig finish, with a few light handling marks, mostly on forend. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Ejectors are in time. Trigger works. Case is very fine, with a few scuffs on exterior. Interior cloth is fine. Bbl partition is broken away at one end. Bags are fine, lightly soiled. This would make a great sporting clays gun. 4-49362 MGM261 (65,000-100,000)

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*PAIR OF HOLLAND & HOLLAND SELF-OPENING ROYAL EJECTOR GAME GUNS. SN 31794/ 31795. (1928) Cal. 12 ga. 3″ Chambers. 27-3/4″ Chopper lump bbls are unmarked with the exception of gold numbers “1” and “2” at breech ends of narrow game ribs. (These numbers also appear on top levers and forend tips.) Bbl flats are stamped with Belgian nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. Bbls are fitted with Holland and Holland patent self-opening assist springs. Classic Royal actions feature non-automatic safeties (SAFE inlaid in gold), double triggers, gold band tumbler end cocking indicators, and H & H patent detachable sidelocks. Actions and lockplates are engraved in classic H & H house style with large open shaded scroll with acanthus highlights. “Holland & Holland” is in arched device on each lockplate. Bottoms of actions are engraved “ROYAL” “SELF-OPENER” “PATENT 1922”. Single beaded trigger guards are engraved with open scroll and SNs at grips. well matched, lightly figured and well marbled European walnut straight grip buttstocks measure 15-1/4″ over 1-1/4″ thick checkered horn buttplates, and feature point pattern checkering with line borders, drop points, and vacant gold ovals on toe lines. Matching splinter ejector forends have Anson releases. Gun no. “1”: Bore diameter: left-.724, right -.719. Bore restrictions: left -.032 (Full), right -.013 (Lt Mod). Wall thickness: left -.032, right -.032. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 6 lbs. 12 oz. LOP: 15-1/4″. Gun no. “2”: Bore diameter: left-.727, right -.727. Bore restrictions: left -.015 (Lt Mod), right -.007 (IC). Wall thickness: left -.025, right -.027. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 6 lbs. 11 oz. LOP: 15-1/4″. PROVENANCE: Factory cover letter stating history of guns as known. CONDITION: Excellent, as completely refinished. Newly made high quality bbls retain nearly all of their orig satin blue finish. Actions coin finished. Top levers, forend irons and trigger guards re-blued, and retain most of that blue, engraving slightly softened. Stocks retain nearly all of their rubbed oil refinish, checkering re-cut. Horn butt extensions were most likely done at time of refinishing. Bores are excellent. Actions are tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors of gun no. “1” are in time. Gun no. “2” ejectors are slightly out of time. A fine usable pair of classic game guns. 4-48281 MGM32 (15,000-25,000)

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HOLLAND & HOLLAND ROYAL EJECTOR SINGLE TRIGGER GAME GUN WITH CASE. SN 17304. Cal. 12 ga. 3″ Chambers. 26″ Dovetailed steel bbls with swamped game rib are engraved “HOLLAND & HOLLAND” and “98 New Bond Street. London.” on tops. Gun is number one of a pair with the numeral “1” gold inlaid on engraved portion at rear of rib, top lever, and engraved on forend iron. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 2-1/2″ chambers. SN is on bottoms of bbls. Case hardened Royal action is stocked to the fences and features orig Holland single trigger, automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), and gold band tumbler end cocking indicators. Action and lockplates are engraved with large, bold, open, shaded scroll, as sometimes done before H & H settled on their “house” style of large scroll and acanthus. “Holland & Holland” is in arched riband at front of each lockplate. Bottom of action is engraved “ROYAL” “HAMMERLESS” “EJECTOR”. Trigger guard has small bow and SN on short tang, is also scroll engraved. Lightly fiddle figured and well streaked European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-3/4″ over checkered wood butt, and features drop points, classic point pattern checkering with mullered borders, and a gold oval on toe line engraved “J. P. W. Jr”. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left-.732, right -.731. Bore restrictions: left -.003 plus .006 recess (probably shoots a modified pattern), right -.002 plus .002 recess (IC). Wall thickness: left -.020 (at recess, otherwise .024 – .026), right -.024. Drop at heel: 2-5/16″, drop at comb: 1-5/16″. Weight: 6 lbs. 7 oz. LOP: 14-3/4″. Green canvas Brady case with stitched leather corners is embossed “J. P. W. Jr.” on top. Interior is lined in burgundy cloth with Brady tag and small Abercrombie & Fitch leather label in lid. Case contains A & F marked oil bottle and snap caps, as well as a 2-pc walnut and brass cleaning rod with mop, jag, and Turks head. PROVENANCE: Factory letter with orig specifications. Copy of ledger page. G & H information regarding history of this gun, and its ownership, as shown in their records. CONDITION: Very fine, as refurbished. Bbls retain 95% + fine quality satin rust blue. Action and lockplates retain a considerable amount of their orig case hardening color, strongest on lockplates. Newly made buttstock is of very high quality with correctly shaped drop points and well done checkering, and retains most of its orig finish, forend refinished, checkering re-cut, and 1-1/4″ x 8″ sliver missing from left side. Work done on this gun includes bbl work consisting of shortening orig 30″ bbls to 26″, correctly plugging voids at muzzles, and doing recessed choke, making this a fine, well balanced upland gun. Bores are excellent. Action is slightly loose. Ejectors are in time. Trigger works. Case is very fine with canvas fading and numerous rubs on corners. Straps and handle are good. Interior cloth is fine, with some slight insect damage and rubs. Accessories are very fine. 4-48385 (7,500-12,500)

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1241
Revised: 10/21/2013

Additional Information: The 20 ga. gun has an invisible repair at the wrist. The only reason we are aware is the former owner called and informed us of said repair.

*CASED SET OF WESLEY RICHARDS 12 GA. AND 20 GA. SIDELOCK EJECTOR SINGLE TRIGGER GAME GUNS WITH EXTRA BARRELS. SN 19176/ 19178. (1963) Cal. 12 ga./ 20 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 12 ga. bbls are 26″ and 30″, 20 ga. bbls are 26″ and 28″. All bbl sets have matted Churchill game ribs, and are engraved “Westley Richards & Co” and “Birmingham, England” on tops. Bbl flats are stamped with 1963 Birmingham nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. Case hardened Holland & Holland style full sidelock actions by Brown Brothers (logos on interior of sidelocks) feature H & H style lock detaching pins, non-automatic safeties (SAFE inlaid in gold), side clips, hidden third fasteners, gold band tumbler end cocking indicators, and gold-plated Miller single selective triggers. (Original double trigger parts and interceptors are in case.) Actions are engraved with cleanly cut, large, open, shaded scroll. “Westley Richards” is on the front of each lockplate. Blued top levers and trigger guards are also scroll engraved. SNs are on trigger guard tangs. Well figured and nicely marbled European walnut straight grip buttstocks measure 15″ over brown leather covered pads, and feature drop points, diamond hands, classic point pattern checkering with mullered borders, and incised rectangular crest plates on toe lines engraved “W H W”. Matching splinter ejector forends have Anson releases. 12 ga. 26″ bbls: Bore diameter: left-.729, right -.729. Bore restrictions: left -.007 (IC), right -.004 (IC). Wall thickness: left -.023, right -.023. Drop at heel: 2-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-1/4″. Weight: 6 lbs. 10 oz. LOP: 15″. 12 ga. 30″ bbls: Bore diameter: left-.729, right -.728. Bore restrictions: Screw chokes. Wall thickness: left -.027, right -.027. Drop at heel: 2-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-5/16″. Weight: 6 lbs. 14 oz. LOP: 15″. 20 ga. 26″ Bbls: Bore diameter: left-.613, right -.613. Bore restrictions: left -.004 (IC), right -.002 (IC). Wall thickness: left -.027, right -.031. Drop at heel: 2-5/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/4″. Weight: 5 lbs. 14 oz. LOP: 15″. 20 ga. 28″ Bbls: Bore diameter: left-.613, right -.613. Bore restrictions: Screw chokes. Wall thickness: left -.029, right -.031. Drop at heel: 2-5/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/4″. Weight: 6 lbs. 0 oz. LOP: 15″. Large, deep, leather motor case with stitched leather corners and two latch closure, is lined in green baize, and has gold embossed, black leather, makers label on lid, has room for both guns with extra bbls, in removable top tray. Case contains three 12 ga, and two 20 ga. Briley choke tubes in plastic holders (two tubes of each gauge are installed in bbls), 2 choke tube wrenches (for 12 ga and 20 ga), two walnut and brass 2-pc cleaning rods with mops, jags, and brushes, envelopes containing removed trigger and interceptor parts, and a pair of Westley Richards marked snap caps for each gun. PROVENANCE: Factory facts with details of these guns. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain approx 95% orig blue (30″ 12 ga bbls re-blued, and retain nearly all of that blue). Actions retain 85 – 90% orig case hardening color, silvering on bottoms, beads, and fences. Lockplates retain nearly all of their orig case hardening color. What appears to be orig blue of trigger guards, is only slightly silvered, as are top lever thumbpieces. Stocks have only a small number of handling marks and rubs in their orig finish, checkering slightly worn. Bores are smooth, bright and shiny. Actions are tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Single triggers work. Along with installation of Miller single triggers, long bbls have been fitted with Briley thin wall chokes, and have had forcing cones lengthened. Leather of case is excellent with only a few minor bumps and rubs. Handle is strong, straps replaced. Interior cloth is excellent, with some compressions from contact with guns and bbls. Accessories are very fine to excellent, showing some rubs. A finely finished, unusual set. Factory records indicate that only six shotguns were produced by Westley Richards in 1963, two pairs and two singles. During this time most of the guns built were sidelocks. 4-47793 MGM29 (40,000-50,000)

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*J. P. MORGAN, JR.’S EXCEPTIONAL PAIR OF HENRY ATKIN SIDELOCK EJECTOR SINGLE TRIGGER HEAVY GAME GUNS WITH ORIGINAL CASE. SN 2832/ 2833. (1927) Cal. 12 ga. 3″ Chambers. This fine pair of guns (gold inlaid “1” and “2” in the usual places), ordered on 5 Oct. 1927, were “required for duck shooting” and to have 30″ barrels and 2-3/4″ chambers with the same measurements as the ordinary 12 bores. Beautifully struck 30″ chopper lump bbls are engraved “Henry Atkin Ltd (From Purdey’s) 88 Germyn St London. S. W.” on narrow, swamped game rib. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 1-1/4 oz of shot and “2-3/4″”. SNs are stamped on bottoms of bbls. Case hardened, Purdey type, self-opening actions are built on a Henry Atkin adaptation of Beasley’s famous patent, whereby the internal parts were shaped so as to make the guns easier to close than in “other” self-openers. The ejector system was also improved. Actions feature automatic safeties (SAFE inlaid in gold), bushed strikers, and single non-selective triggers. Actions are engraved with exceptionally well cut, small, shaded scroll surrounding rose bouquets, in classic British “best” style. “Henry Atkin” is engraved on the bottom of each lockplate, and on bottom of actions over “From Purdey’s”. Trigger guards are engraved with open, flowing scroll, and with SNs on short tangs. Well matched, dark, well veined and nicely figured European walnut straight grip buttstocks measure 14-1/2″ over coarsely checkered wood butts, and feature drop points, classic point pattern checkering with mullered borders, and gold ovals on toe lines engraved with monogram, “JPM”. Matching splinter ejector forends have Anson releases. Gun no. “1”: Bore diameter: left-.728, right -.727. Bore restrictions: left -.014 (Mod), right -.003 (IC). Wall thickness: left -.026, right -.024. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7 lbs. 4 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. Gun no. “2”: Bore diameter: left-.729, right -.728. Bore restrictions: left -.016 (Mod), right -.004 (IC). Wall thickness: left -.028, right -.025. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7 lbs. 3 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. Makers oak and leather two gun case with brass corners is embossed “J. P. M.” on top. Case retains its canvas outer cover with leather trim and extra pockets, which also has central leather tag embossed “J. P. M.”. Interior of case is lined in scarlet cloth, and has black leather, gold embossed Henry Atkin label on lid, with secondary label which instructs: “NOTE. To insure proper working it is essential, when opening this gun, that the barrels should be dropped smartly to their fullest extent.” Case contains high quality 2-pc ebony and brass cleaning rod with mop and jag, a black morocco leather wallet containing pull through cleaning equipment, and two pairs of snap caps marked “Henry Atkin London”. PROVENANCE: From the family of banker and philanthropist, J. P. Morgan, Jr. with letter explaining the order of family ownership. Henry S. Morgan Jr. Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain nearly all of an old high quality re-blue with slight silvering at muzzles and on ribs. Engraving remains sharp and clear. Actions retain most of their orig case hardening color, vivid where protected, considerably silvered on fences, action beads, and thinning on bottom. Lockplates retain over 90% of their orig case hardening color. Stocks retain most of their orig oil finish, which is quite dry, with a number of light marks and scratches from normal handling and use. Gun no. “1” has a deeper scratch at rear of action. Gun no. “2” has some deeper scratches on right side of butt. Both guns have some denting at toes. Bores are excellent. Actions are tight. Bbls of gun no. “1” are on face. Gun no. “2” have bbls slightly off face and is “down on the flats”. Ejectors are slightly out of time on both guns. Triggers work. Guns have been in storage for a very long time and can do with a good cleaning. Case leather is very fine with some staining. Outer cover has considerable mold and mildew from poor storage. Some straps of outer cover are detached and missing. Straps and handle of case are good. Interior cloth is fine, with some marks and compressions from contact with guns, and considerable mildew. Accessories are fine. Label is excellent. Secondary label is oil soaked and foxed. Case should clean up nicely. 4-49127 MGM181 (25,000-35,000)

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*J. P. MORGAN, JR.’S PAIR OF HENRY ATKIN SIDELOCK EJECTOR SINGLE TRIGGER GAME GUNS WITH ORIGINAL CASE. SN 2564/ 2565. (ca 1923) Cal. 12 ga. 2-1/2″ Chambers. This fine pair of guns are gold inlaid “1” and “2” in the usual places. 30″ Chopper lump bbls are engraved “Henry Atkin Ltd (From Purdey’s) 88 Germyn St London. S. W.” on narrow, swamped game rib. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 1-1/8 oz of shot. SNs are stamped on bottoms of bbls. Case hardened, Purdey type, self-opening actions are built on Henry Atkin’s adaptation of Beasley’s famous patent, whereby the internal parts were shaped so as to make the guns easier to close than in “other” self-openers. Actions feature automatic safeties (SAFE inlaid in gold), bushed strikers, and single non-selective triggers. Actions are engraved with exceptionally well cut, small, shaded scroll surrounding rose bouquets, in classic British “best” style. “Henry Atkin” is engraved on the bottom of each lockplate, and on bottom of actions over “From Purdey’s”. Trigger guards are engraved with open, flowing scroll, and with SNs on short tangs. Gun no. “1” has lightly veined European walnut. Gun no. “2” is dark, with finely marbled and nicely figured European walnut. Both guns have straight grip buttstocks measuring 14-3/4″ over coarsely checkered wood butts, and feature drop points, classic point pattern checkering with mullered borders, and gold ovals on toe lines engraved with monogram, “JPM”. Matching splinter ejector forends have Anson releases. Gun no. “1”: Bore diameter: left-.729, right -.729. Bore restrictions: left -.022 (Mod), right -.006 (IC). Wall thickness: left -.025, right -.025. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs. 9 oz. LOP: 14-3/4″. Gun no. “2”: Bore diameter: left-.732, right -.733. Bore restrictions: left -.020 (Mod), right -.004 (IC). Wall thickness: left -.020, right -.016. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs. 8 oz. LOP: 14-3/4″. Makers oak and leather two gun case with brass corners is embossed “J. P. M.” on top. Case retains its canvas outer cover with leather trim and extra pockets, which also has central leather tag embossed “J. P. M.” and “1 & 2”. Interior of case is lined in scarlet cloth, and has black leather, gold embossed Henry Atkin label on lid, with secondary label tacked in which instructs: “NOTE. To insure proper working it is essential, when opening this gun, that the barrels should be dropped smartly to their fullest extent.” Case contains high quality long 2-pc ebony and brass cleaning rod (short handled) with mop, jag, and Turks head, a black morocco leather wallet containing pull through cleaning equipment, one snap cap marked “Henry Atkin London”, and three marked “J & W Hawksley”, along with a brass topped tin with green label marked “Special cleaning and lubricating oil” with Henry Atkin name and address. PROVENANCE: From the family of banker and philanthropist, J. P. Morgan, Jr. with letter explaining the order of family ownership. Henry S. Morgan Jr. Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain nearly all of an old high quality re-blue with slight silvering at muzzles and on ribs. Engraving is thin. Action of gun no. “1” retains a considerable amount of its orig case hardening color, mostly where protected, but is generally an overall pewter gray. Lockplates have most of their color, considerably thinned. Gun no. “2” retains a bit more color on action, and perhaps 70% on lockplates. Top levers and trigger guards of both guns retain a considerable amount of their orig blue. Gun no. “1” was re-stocked, most likely by the factory, as shaping and quality are of the first order, with only a few minor marks. Checkering is slightly worn. Stock oval reset, engraving a bit thin. Gun no. “2” retains its orig stock, refinished over a number of light and heavy marks, showing considerable wear at butt. Checkering is considerably worn and dirty. There is an incipient crack behind top tang. Both forends have slightly worn checkering. Bores are excellent, with evidence of dent removal on top of right bbl of gun no. “1”, and bottom of left bbl of gun no. “2”. Actions are tight. Bbls of gun no. “1” are on face. Gun no. “2” has right bbl slightly off face. Right ejector trips intermittently on gun no. “1”, and ejectors are very slightly out of time on gun no. “2”. Triggers work. Guns have been in storage for a very long time and can do with a good cleaning. Case leather is fine with considerable staining. The outer cover has considerable mold and mildew from poor storage. Some straps of outer cover are detached and missing. Straps and handle of case are good. Interior cloth is good, with considerable marks and compressions from contact with guns, and with some light insect damage and considerable mildew. Accessories are fine. Label is mildewed. Secondary label is soiled, oil soaked and foxed. Case should clean up nicely. 4-49128 MGM182 (17,500-27,500)

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*VERY FINE PAIR OF E. J. CHURCHILL PREMIER PINLESS SIDELOCK EJECTOR SINGLE TRIGGER EASY OPENING GAME GUNS WITH CASE. SN 23695/ 23696. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. These fine guns are a true pair, with the numbers “1” and “2” gold inlaid on rear portions of ribs, top levers, and forend tips. 28″ Chopper lump bbls with raised, matted Churchill ribs, are engraved “Churchill (Gun Makers) Ltd” and “7, Bury Street. St. James’s, London. England.” on tops. Bbl flats are stamped with 1973 London nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. Bottoms of bbls are engraved with SNs. Case hardened, pinless sidelock, easy opening actions are stocked to the fences, and feature automatic safeties (SAFE inlaid in gold), bushed strikers, gold band tumbler end cocking indicators, and Holland & Holland type single selective triggers. Actions and lockplates are engraved with near full coverage medium, shaded scroll. “Churchill” is in scroll terminated riband at the front of each lockplate, and the bottom of each action is engraved “Premier” “Finest Quality” and “Model”. Top levers and double beaded trigger guards are scroll engraved, and have SNs on short tangs. Well matched, lightly figured, European walnut straight grip buttstocks measure 14-7/8″ over reddish brown leather covered pads, and feature drop points, classic point pattern checkering with mullered borders, and gold inlet individual letters “V F T Jr” on toe lines. Matching splinter ejector forends have Anson releases. Gun no. “1”: Bore diameter: left-.727, right -.727. Bore restrictions: left -.013 (Lt. Mod), right -.004 (IC). Wall thickness: left -.030, right -.032. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-9/16″. Weight: 6 lbs. 12 oz. LOP: 14-7/8″. Gun no. “2”: Bore diameter: left-.726, right -.727. Bore restrictions: left -.012 (Lt Mod), right -.007 (IC). Wall thickness: left -.031, right -.029. Drop at heel: 2-7/16″, drop at comb: 1-9/16″. Weight: 6 lbs. 11 oz. LOP: 14-7/8″. Makers two gun leather VC case with large stitched leather corners is lined in maroon cloth, with a divider between gun compartments, which has black leather gold embossed Churchill label. Case contains 2 pc beech and brass cleaning rod with brush and jag, unmarked square oil bottle, and two pairs of snap caps marked “C, A, G, & L”. PROVENANCE: H & H card referencing consignor of this gun, and indicating the guns are fitted with H & H single triggers, and that in 2009 the guns were stripped and cleaned, and also had leather pads fitted by Holland & Holland (New York). CONDITION: Excellent. Guns show very little use. Bbls retain nearly 98% orig blue, with only some light handling marks, mostly on gun no. “1”. Actions and lockplates retain nearly all of their orig case hardening color, with a hint of silvering on beads. Top levers and trigger guards have only slight silvering on sharp edges, with gun no. “2” showing a bit more wear. Stocks have only a few light handling marks in their orig rubbed oil finishes. Leather of pads is excellent. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny throughout. Actions are tight. Triggers are excellent. Ejectors are slightly out of time. Case leather is very fine, with a number of light scuffs and marks. Handles are excellent. Stitching is a bit loose. Interior cloth is very fine, with some light compressions and soiling. Label is excellent. Accessories are excellent. 4-49233 MGM265 (25,000-35,000)

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*E. J. CHURCHILL “FIELD” QUALITY SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN WITH CASE. SN 4593. (1931) Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 25″ Dovetailed bbls with matted Churchill rib, gold inlaid XXV, are engraved “E. J. Churchill (Gun Makers) Ltd” and “Orange St., Leicester Square, London.” on tops. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 1-1/4 oz of shot and 2-3/4″. SN is engraved on bottoms of bbls. “Made in England” is on splinter. Case hardened sidelock action is stocked to the fences and features hidden third fastener, automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), and double triggers. Action and lockplates are engraved with about 80% coverage of very well cut, medium, shaded scroll with rose bouquet highlights in classic London manner. “E. J. Churchill” is on each lockplate and bottom of action is engraved “The Field” “Model”. Well figured, stump European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 15-1/16″ over black leather covered pad, and features a high comb, drop points, typical point pattern checkering with mullered borders, and a large vacant silver oval on toe line. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left-.731, right -.728. Bore restrictions: left -.010 (IC), right -.007 (IC). Wall thickness: left -.036, right -.038. Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 6 lbs. 12 oz. LOP: 15-1/16″. Maker’s leather VC case with stitched leather corners and two brass spring locks, is lined in burgundy cloth, and has gold embossed black leather Churchill label on lid. Case contains 2-pc wood and brass cleaning rod with brush, mop and jag, as well as a pair of Churchill marked snap caps. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain 95 – 98% orig blue, silvered at muzzles and thinning slightly at normal carry point. Action retains approx 90% orig case hardening color, silvered mostly on beads and tips of fences. Lockplates retain nearly all of their orig case hardening color. Top lever and trigger plate retain most of their orig charcoal blue, thumbpiece slightly silvered. Trigger guard retains nearly all of an old re-blue. Stocks retain essentially all of what appears to be their orig finish with only a few minor marks, from careful handling over the years. Bores are excellent, smooth, bright, and shiny throughout. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Case leather is still light in color, has a number of scuffs and abrasions, and some tape removal marks. Interior cloth is very fine, with a few rubs from contact with gun, with an area rubbed through from contact with bbl extension. Accessories are excellent. Label is excellent. A well fitted and finished “golden age” heavy proof sidelock gun, it balances and handles well, and retailed for 60 pounds in 1933. 4-47796 MGM28 (5,000-8,000)

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*FINE JOHN DICKSON ROUND TRIGGER PLATE ACTION EJECTOR GAME GUN. SN 7549. (1952) Cal. 12 ga. 2-1/2″ Chambers. 28″ Chopper lump bbls are engraved “John Dickson & Son. (Incorporating Mortimer & Son). Edinburgh.” on narrow, concave, game rib with third bite extension. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 2-1/2″ chambers. Classic, case hardened, round bar, trigger plate action features pivoting bite third fastener, non-automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), Dickson’s unique ejector system (which lifts cartridges very high when acting as plain extractors), and double triggers. Patent use no. “1890” is stamped on water table. Action is engraved with traditional small scroll and rose bouquets. “John Dickson & Son” is on each side of action, and “Dickson’s Patent” is gold inlaid on trigger plate in front of trigger guard bow. Top lever and trigger guard are blued, and scroll engraved, with SN at grip. Newly made (by Purdey trained stocker, Adam Davies), exceptionally well figured, and dark marbled European walnut round knob, semi-pistol grip buttstock measures 14-7/8″ over checkered wood butt. Flat top point pattern checkering with mullered borders is at grip. Matching splinter forend is stamped with action patent use number on iron, and has Anson release. Bore diameter: left-.728, right -.731. Bore restrictions: left -.025 (I Mod), right -.020 (Lt Mod). Wall thickness: left -.030, right -.029. Drop at heel: 2″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 6 lbs. 8 oz. LOP: 14-7/8″. CONDITION: Excellent, as partially refurbished. Bbls retain approx 98% very fine satiny re-black, engraving softened. Action retains most of its orig case hardening color, vivid where protected, turning to silver and pewter gray at normal wear points, and on fences. Top lever is silvered slightly at thumbpiece. Trigger guard retains traces of what appears to be its orig blue. Fine replacement stock retains nearly all of its orig rubbed oil finish with a few light handling marks. Orig forend is refinished to match, checkering re-cut. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. A fine, eminently usable example of this Scottish classic. 4-49238 MGM268 (12,500-17,500)

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*JOHN DICKSON LIGHTWEIGHT ROUND ACTION SINGLE TRIGGER EJECTOR GAME GUN WITH CASE. SN 7180. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 26″ Chopper lump bbls are engraved “John Dickson & Son. 63 Princes Street Edinburgh” on swamped, concave, game rib, with third bite extension. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 2-1/2″ chambers. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with “Vickers Steel”. Classically filed, case hardened, round bar, trigger plate, ejector action is stamped with patent use number on water table (1683) and features pivoting bite third fastener, automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), and has what appears to be orig, Boss single trigger marked “Boss’s Patent No 22894”. (Not listed in factory ledger.) Action is engraved with exceptionally well cut, small, shaded scroll with rose bouquet highlights. (Most of Dickson’s prewar engraving was done by Jack Sumner.) “John Dickson & Son” is on each side of action, and “Dickson’s Patent” is gold inlaid on bottom. Blued top lever, trigger plate, and single beaded, small bow trigger guard are also scroll engraved. SN is at grip. Finely figured and well marbled European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-7/8″ over 1-1/4″ brown leather covered pad. Stock features diamond hand, point pattern checkering with line borders, and a gold oval on toe line engraved with initials “R J H”. Matching splinter forend is marked with action patent use number on iron, and has Anson release. Bore diameter: left-.731, right -.731. Bore restrictions: left -.011 (Lt Mod), right -.007 (IC). Wall thickness: left -.023, right -.022. Drop at heel: 2-1/16″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 6 lbs. 1 oz. LOP: 14-7/8″. Makers leather case with brass corners, is embossed “W B M” on top, and interior is lined in dark green velvet, with large paper Dickson label on lid. Case contains 2-pc walnut and brass cleaning rod with mop, brush, and jag, a box of H & H cleaning patches, an H & H bench cloth, along with Dickson marked square oil bottle, and snap caps. PROVENANCE: Copy of factory ledger pages and cover letter from John Dickson & Son. CONDITION: Excellent, as partially refinished. Bbls retain nearly all of a fine satin re-blue, engraving a bit thinned. Action retains approx 70% orig case hardening color, quite strong where protected, silvered on fences, top tang, and bottom. Top lever, floorplate, and trigger guard are re-blued, and retain nearly all of that blue, engraving still quite good. Stocks retain nearly all of an older oil finish, with a few minor marks, wood slightly below metal of top tang. Pad is new. Checkering re-cut. Bores are excellent, with a hint of frosting and slight striations at breech ends. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are strong, and slightly out of time. Trigger works. Case leather is good, darkening, with considerable chipping of top grain on edges, and a number of light marks. Straps and handle are good. Interior cloth is very fine, with some soiling and compressions from gun, bbls, and dividers. Partitions are good. Accessories are very fine. Bench cloth is slightly soiled. A fine example of this iconic shotgun. 4-49188 MGM267 (12,500-17,500)

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MACNAUGHTON “THE EDINBURGH” 28 BORE ROUND ACTION LIGHT GAME GUN. SN 1620. (1897) Cal. 28 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 24″ Dovetailed bbls are engraved “2” and “J Macnaughton Edinburgh” on raised, concave game rib. Bbl flats are stamped with London BP proofs and later Birmingham nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. Unique Macnaughton trigger plate, top lever cocking action features crystal window cocking indicators with hammers visible through hole in long top lever, toggle safety, and double triggers. Action is engraved with about 30% coverage small scroll. “Macnaughton” and “Edinburgh” are around and over the top of fences behind breeches of bbls. Water table is stamped with SN, “Macnaughton” and “The Edinburgh” along with patent use number “208”. Lightly figured and well marbled European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-3/8″ over orig checkered horn buttplate. Fairly coarse point pattern checkering with mullered borders is at grip, and a round silver crest plate is on toe line. Matching splinter ejector forend has pivoting lever release. Iron is marked “Patent” and number “63”. It is unknown whether this refers to the unusual ejector or the forend latch system, further study required. Bore diameter: left-.564, right -.569. Bore restrictions: left -.023 (Full), right -.025 (Full). Wall thickness: left -.035, right -.032. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-11/16″. Weight: 5 lbs. 1 oz. LOP: 14-3/8″. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain 95% of an old re-black. Action retains traces of its orig color, is mostly pewter gray. Stocks retain nearly all of an old oil refinish with a few minor marks, checkering re-cut. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are out of time, left ejector occasionally “live”. A good example of this scarce, Scottish classic. 4-48694 MGM64 (8,000-12,000)

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*JOSEPH LANG SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN. SN 16369. (ca 1922) Cal. 16 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 27″ Dovetailed bbls are engraved “Joseph Lang & Son. 109 New Bond Street. London.” on narrow, low, concave, game rib. Gun is no. “1” of a pair with the numeral “1” engraved on rear of rib, top lever, and forend tip. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 1 oz of shot. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with “J.L & S”, as well as with SNs. Case hardened, sidelock action is stocked to the fences, and features automatic safety (SAFE silver inlaid), and double triggers. Action is engraved with light scroll borders, as well as some scroll flourishes around screw heads. “Joseph Lang & Son” is on each lockplate. Dense, slightly stump figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-7/8″ over checkered wood butt, and features drop points, point pattern checkering with mullered borders, and a silver oval on toe line engraved “J. D. C”. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left-.664, right -.659. Bore restrictions: left -.010 (IC), right -.001 (Cyl). Wall thickness: left -.022, right -.026. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 6 lbs. 6 oz. LOP: 14-7/8″. CONDITION: Excellent, as completely refurbished. Bbls retain nearly all of a very fine satin re-blue, engraving slightly softened. Action and lockplates retain essentially all of nicely colored re-hardening. Top lever, trigger guard, and forend iron retain essentially all of a correctly colored re-blue. Buttstock is a very well done, correctly styled, replacement. Orig forend has matching finish to buttstock, over some minor marks and dings. Bores are excellent, smooth, bright and shiny throughout. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are very slightly out of time. A fine, nicely balanced, small bore British gun. 4-48702 MGM88 (6,000-9,000)

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*AS FOUND, W. & C SCOTT ROUND BODY SIDELOCK EJECTOR LIGHT GAME GUN. SN 74993. (1906) Cal. 12 ga. 2-1/2″ Chambers. 26″ Dovetailed steel bbls with narrow, flat, matted rib, are engraved “W & C Scott & Son. 78, Shaftesbury Avenue” and “London. England.” on tops. Bbl flats are stamped with Birmingham nitro proofs for 1-1/8 oz of shot. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SNs, and engraved “Special Steel. B”. Case hardened, sidelock, square-backed action with rounded bar, features automatic safety (SAFE relief engraved), square crossbolt third fastener, side clips, gas vents on breechface, and double triggers. Action is engraved with near full coverage of well cut medium scroll. “W & C. SCOTT & SON” is on each lockplate. Scrolled, engraved trigger guard has castle logo and SN on short tang. Nicely marbled and well figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-9/16″ over orig Silver pad, and features diamond hand, drop points, standard point pattern checkering, and a vacant silver oval on toe line, above what appear to be stamped in Kenya registry numbers. Matching short, splinter ejector forend has Scott’s long front lever release. Bore diameter: left-.730, right -.730. Bore restrictions: left -.030 (Full), right -.005 (IC). Wall thickness: left -.028, right -.026. Drop at heel: 3-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-3/4″. Weight: 6 lbs. 6 oz. LOP: 14-9/16″. CONDITION: Very good, as found. Bbls retain most of their orig black, with considerable light spotting, thinned and browned toward breech ends. Action retains a considerable amount of its orig case hardening color, vivid where protected under fences, mostly pewter gray to light brown. Lockplates retain most of their orig case hardening color. Stocks retain most of what appears to be their orig finish with some oil rubbed in over the years as maintenance, over numerous light and heavy scratches and dings. Checkering is considerably worn and dirty. Orig pad is petrified and chipped. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are strong and in time. 4-49294 MGM222 (4,500-6,500)

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Revised: 9/13/2013

Additional Information: W.C. Scott information letter states total production of 10 ga. Monte Carlo B guns is estimated at less than 100.

*W & C SCOTT MONTE CARLO – B HEAVY GAME OR WATERFOWL GUN. SN 70528. Cal. 10 ga. 2-7/8″ Chambers. 30″ Dovetailed steel bbls with broad, flat, matted rib, engraved “Scott’s Improved Bolt” at breech end, are engraved “W. & C. Scott & Son” “MONTE CARLO B” and “78 Shaftesbury Avenue. London. England” on tops. Bbl flats are stamped with Birmingham nitro proofs for 1-1/2 oz of shot. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SN and bottom of right bbl engraved “Special Steel B”. Case hardened sidelock action with rounded bar features automatic safety (SAFE relief engraved), square crossbolt third fastener, Scott patent gas checks, and double triggers. Action is engraved with about 80% coverage cleanly cut medium scroll with near full coverage on fences. Lockplates are engraved with matching scroll and oval vignettes of pigeons in flight, as well as “W & C Scott & Son” at the bottom of each plate. Scroll engraved trigger guard has SN at grip. Dense, closely streaked European walnut semi pistol grip buttstock measures 13-3/4″ over brown “Old English” pad, and features drop points, flat top point pattern checkering, and a vacant silver oval on toe line. Matching short, splinter forend has Scott’s patented pull down lever release. Bore diameter: left-.775, right -.775. Bore restrictions: left -.040 (Full), right -.032 (Mod). Wall thickness: left -.044, right -.041. Drop at heel: 2-13/16″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 10 lbs. 1 oz. LOP: 13-3/4″. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Bbls retain 90 – 95% orig blue, silvered on sharp edges, and thinning at normal carry point. Action and lockplates retain most of their orig case hardening color, quite vivid where protected. Top lever retains most of its blue, silvered on thumbpiece. Trigger guard retains traces of its orig blue. Stocks retain most of their orig finish with numerous light marks and minor dents, checkering slightly worn. Replacement pad needs some cleaning up. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. A well balanced, solid, working ten bore. 4-48693 MGM59 (4,500-6,500)

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8 BORE CHARLES WILLIAM LANCASTER PATENT HAMMER GUN. SN 1033. Cal. 8 ga. 3-1/2″ Chambers. 34″ Fine Damascus bbls with striking pattern, are engraved “CHAs. Wm. LANCASTER’S PATENT CENTRAL FIRE. LONDON. Laminated Steel. No. 1033”. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with Birmingham black powder proofs for 9 bore, and with no. “13880”. Robust Jones underlever case hardened action is mounted with non-rebounding bar locks, which have tall, heavily chamfered serpentine hammers. Metal parts are engraved with 60% coverage well cut shaded open scroll. “Chas W. Lancaster’s Patent” is on each lockplate. SN “1033” is at grip. Finely marbled European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 13-15/16″ over coarsely checkered horn buttplate. Flat top point pattern checkering with mullered borders is at grip, and a vacant silver oval is on toe line. Matching splinter forend attaches to bbl with captive side nail, through engraved oval steel escutcheons. Bore diameter: left-.820, right -.821. Bore restrictions: left -.000 (Cyl), right -.000 (Cyl). Wall thickness: left -.040, right -.040. Drop at heel: 2-7/8″, drop at comb: 1-3/4″. Weight: 11 lbs. 8 oz. LOP: 13-15/16″. CONDITION: Very fine, as partially refinished. Bbls retain essentially all of an exceptionally fine re-brown, giving excellent definition to pattern. Engraving is still sharp. Other metal parts retain most of their orig case hardening color, which is quite vivid where protected, pleasingly silvered at normal points of wear. Buttstock retains nearly all of a later rubbed oil finish over some cracks and inlet patches (original) on butt. Checkering is lightly worn, has not been re-cut. Bores are very fine, bright and shiny throughout, slightly frosted. Action is tight. Locks are crisp. A high quality, solid, good looking, Birmingham made gun. 4-48709 MGM158 (7,500-12,500)

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*RARE .410 JOHN ROBERTSON OF BOSS BOXLOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN WITH CASE. SN 7827. (1930) Cal. .410. 3″ Chambers. According to Ron Gabriel in AMERICAN AND BRITISH .410 SHOTGUNS, this is the very first of twelve .410 boxlock guns made by Boss under the Robertson name. SNs are included in the normal run of Boss numbers. These guns were made between 1930 to post WWII. This gun and all the others have 26″ dovetailed bbls. Narrow, concave rib is engraved “John Robertson, 41. Albemarle St. London.” (Boss’s prewar address) Bbl flats are stamped with British nitro proofs for 2-1/2″ chambers. SN is engraved on bottom of left bbl. The diminutive, case hardened, boxlock action features automatic safety (SAFE silver inlaid), and double triggers. (Mr. Gabriel relates that these guns were actioned and barreled by John Harper.) Action is engraved with about 70% coverage well cut medium scroll. “John Robertson” is in scroll terminated ribands on each side. Well streaked and lightly fiddle figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-5/16″ over checkered wood butt, and features side panels, flat top point pattern checkering with mullered borders at grip, and a vacant silver oval on toe line. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Bore diameter at muzzles: left-.386 (Full?), right -.401 (IC?). Wall thickness: left -.035, right -.032. Drop at heel: 2-7/16″, drop at comb: 1-9/16″. Weight: 4 lbs. 4 oz. LOP: 14-5/16″. Green canvas case with brown leather trim is lined in brownish cloth, and has an Edward Whistler gold embossed black leather label on lid. CONDITION: Very fine, as partially refinished. Bbls retain nearly all of a fine satin re-blue, engraving still sharp. Action retains 50 – 60% orig case hardening color. Floorplate retains 30 – 40% orig blue. Top lever retains most of its blue, silvered on thumbpiece and slightly flaked. Trigger guard is mostly silver. Stocks retain most of what appears to be their orig finish with a number of minor marks and scratches. Checkering is slightly worn and dark. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny throughout. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are strong and in time. Case cloth is very fine, with some rubs through, leather trim rubbed. Straps and handle are good. Interior cloth is fine with some rubs and soiling. Label is very fine. A lovely, scarce, little zephyr. 4-49284 (7,500-12,500)

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Revised: 9/13/2013

Additional Information: W.C. Scott information letter states gun is “Model 146 B Quality”, chambered as a “76 bore” designed for 44 caliber shotshells, and is the first example the firm has encountered.

*SCARCE W. AND C. SCOTT .410 BOXLOCK EJECTOR TARGET GUN. SN 60708. (1898) Cal. .410. 3″ Chambers. This very unusual little gun, configured like a pigeon gun, has 28″ dovetailed steel bbls with raised, flat, matted rib, giving single sighting plqne. Tops of bbls are engraved “W & C. Scott & Son 78 Shaftesbury Avenue” and “London England”. Bbl flats are stamped with Birmingham black powder proofs, and with “76”. Bottom of right bbl is engraved “Special Steel B”. Small boxlock action features automatic safety (SAFE relief engraved), crossbolt third fastener, and double triggers. Action is engraved with well cut medium scroll at about 60% coverage. “W & C. Scott & Son” is in scroll terminated ribands on each side. Scroll engraved trigger guard has SN and Scott castle logo at grip. Well fiddle figured and lightly streaked European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-1/16″ over ribbed hard rubber buttplate, and features unusual Monte Carlo comb, as well as, side panels with drop points, flat top point pattern checkering, and a vacant silver oval on toe line. Matching splinter ejector forend has engraved steel tip, and Deeley release. Bore diameter at muzzles: left-.394 (Mod?), right -.400 (IC?). Wall thickness: left -.038, right -.040. Drop at heel: 2-15/16″, drop at rear of Monte Carlo: 2-1/8″, Drop at comb: 1-1/4″. Weight: 4 lbs. 14 oz. LOP: 14-1/16″. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain most of an old re-black, engraving somewhat softened. Action retains traces of orig case hardening color, but is mostly pewter gray. Floorplate and trigger guard retain a considerable amount of their orig blue. Top lever retains most of its blue, silvered at thumbpiece. Stocks retain most of what appears to be their orig finish with numerous marks and scratches commensurate with condition of the rest of gun. Checkering is somewhat worn. Areas on both sides of forend on top near iron, show cracks that have been repaired. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Right ejector does not fire. 4-48692 MGM62 (4,500-6,500)

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*PAIR OF WILLIAM POWELL BOXLOCK EJECTOR GAME GUNS WITH ORIGINAL CASE. SN 12471/ 12472. (1912) Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 29″ Dovetailed bbls are engraved “William Powell & Son, 35, Carr’s Lane Birmingham.” on concave game ribs. Guns are a true pair, with the numerals “1” and “2” gold inlaid at rear of ribs, top levers, and on forend tips. Bbl flats are stamped with Birmingham nitro proofs for 1-1/8 oz of shot, with later stamp “2-3/4″”, and with reproof mark on gun no. “2”. Boxlock actions are coin finished, and feature automatic safeties (SAFE engraved on inlet silver rectangle), bolted dolls head third fasteners, and double triggers. Actions are engraved with about 60% coverage well cut medium scroll. “William Powell & Son” is on each side of each action. Blued top levers, floorplates, trigger plates, and trigger guards are scroll engraved to match. SNs are at grips. Nicely marbled, and lightly figured European walnut round knob, semi-pistol grip buttstocks measure 14-15/16″ over checkered horn buttplates, and feature checkered side panels, point pattern checkering with mullered borders, and vacant silver ovals on toe lines. Matching splinter ejector forends have Anson releases. Gun no. “1”: Bore diameter: left-.731, right -.732. Bore restrictions: left -.020 (Mod), right -.009 (IC). Wall thickness: left -.022, right -.021. Drop at heel: 1-15/16″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 6 lbs. 8 oz. LOP: 14-15/16″. Gun no. “2”: Bore diameter: left-.731, right -.731. Bore restrictions: left -.021 (Mod), right -.007 (IC). Wall thickness: left -.025, right -.025. Drop at heel: 1-13/16″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 6 lbs. 8 oz. LOP: 14-15/16″. Original makers two gun leather case with shaped brass corners, is embossed “Maj. J. A. Strick, the King’s Shropshire Lt. Infy.” (DSO 1915, Brevet Colonel and temporary Brigadier General in 1918) and has remnants of old railway labels on top and side. Interior is lined in burgundy cloth with orig Powell paper label, and charge label. Case contains a pair of Powell marked snap caps, and another unmarked pair, Powell marked circular pewter oil bottle, as well as a 3-pc BGI cleaning rod, and the orig key with tag. CONDITION: Very fine, as refurbished. Bbls retain nearly all of a well done satin re-blue. Actions are coin finished. Top levers, floorplates and trigger guards re-blued, and retain essentially all of that blue. Stocks oil refinished, grain slightly raised, checkering re-cut. Bores are excellent. Actions are slightly loose. Ejectors are strong and in time on both guns. Case leather is darkening, and has a number of scuffs and rubs. Orig straps and handle are good. Handle is beginning to detach. Interior cloth is very good, with numerous marks and rubs from contact with guns and accessories. There is some slight insect damage. Labels are foxed, browning, with some rubs through. Accessories are fine. A fine well matched pair in need of a simple re-joint. 4-48695 MGM89 (8,000-12,000)

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*20 GAUGE JOSEPH LANG BOXLOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN WITH EXTRA BARRELS AND CASE. SN 20831. (1971) Cal 20 ga. 3″ Chambers. This fine special order gun by Atkin, Grant, and Lang, and retailed under the Joseph Lang marque, has two sets of 28″ dovetailed bbls with Churchill ribs, one with open chokes, the other heavily choked. Open choked bbls are denoted by a gold star inlaid at rear of rib. Tops of bbls are marked “Joseph Lang & Son.” and “7 Bury Street, St James’s, London, England.” Bbl flats are stamped with 1969 Birmingham nitro proofs for 3″ chambers. SNs are engraved on bottoms of left bbls. Case hardened boxlock action with arcaded scalloping on rear line, has nicely filed beads, and is fitted with non-automatic safety and double triggers. Action is engraved with well cut medium scroll at approx 70% coverage, with “Joseph Lang & Son” in arched riband on each side. Top lever, floorplate, and trigger guard are blued, and are also scroll engraved. “Joseph Lang & Son” is on trigger plate, and SN is engraved in semi-relief at grip. Buttstock with smoky marbling and light figure measures 14-5/8″ over skeleton steel buttplate, and features drop points, well cut borderless point pattern checkering at grip, and a gold oval on toe line engraved “R E L”. Interesting, large, beavertail, ejector forend has Anson release with button accessed through hole in bottom. Heavy choke set: Bore diameter: left-.612, right -.614. Bore restrictions: left -.029 (Full), right -.021 (Mod). Wall thickness: left -.028, right -.030. Drop at heel: 2-5/16″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 5 lbs. 12 oz. LOP: 14-5/8″. Open choke set (gold star): Bore diameter: left-.613, right -.613. Bore restrictions: left -.012 (Mod), right -.005 (IC). Wall thickness: left -.032, right -.031. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 5 lbs. 13 oz. LOP: 14-5/8″. Brown leather case with brass corners and rectangular plate on top, has two spring lock closure, is lined in red felt, and has black leather gold embossed Churchill, Atkin, Grant, and Lang Limited label on lid. Case contains a 2-pc birch and brass cleaning rod with mop, brushes, and Turks head, as well as two round oil bottles marked “Bill McGuire Inc.” CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain approx 98% of their orig blue, with a few light marks and scratches. Action retains 85 – 90% orig case hardening color, with silvering on bottom, tips of fences and top tang. Blue of top lever is silvering at thumbpiece. Forend iron is beginning to brown. Floorplate and trigger guard retain nearly all of their orig fine blue. Stocks retain nearly all of their orig rubbed oil finish, slightly worn through on sharp edges, with a number of light scratches and marks. Checkering is beginning to darken. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Ejectors are in time. Case leather is very fine, with a few scuffs and marks. Straps and handle are fine. Interior felt has large area of oil staining corresponding to oil bottles, with a few marks and rubs. Accessories are fine. A well balanced, light weight, all purpose gun. 4-49015 MGM157 (5,000-8,000)

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*E. J. CHURCHILL REGAL GRADE BOXLOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN WITH CASE. SN 23836. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. One of 18 12 ga Regals (only 6 with 28″ bbls) offered at the Dallas A & F auction of remaining Churchill guns on 15 May 1981. This gun with 28″ bbls and fitted with classic Churchill rib, is engraved “Churchill (Gunmakers) Ltd” and “61 Pall Mall St. James’s London, England.” on tops of bbls. Bbl flats are stamped with Birmingham nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. Bottoms of bbls are engraved with SNs, and splinter with “A & F HOUSTON TEXAS”. Case hardened, scallop-backed, boxlock action features non-automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold) and double triggers. Action is engraved with well cut medium scroll and rose bouquet highlights at nearly full coverage and with “Churchill” in scroll terminated riband on each side. Top lever, floorplate, trigger plate, and trigger guard are blued and also scroll engraved. “The Regal” is on floorplate, and SN is on trigger guard tang. Fine, dense, fiddle figured and well streaked European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-5/8″ over thin, brown “Decelerator” pad, and features side panels with drop points, point pattern checkering with mullered borders, and a vacant silver oval on toe line. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left-.727, right -.725. Bore restrictions: left -.013 (Mod), right -.004 (IC). Wall thickness: left -.025, right -.026. Drop at heel: 1-7/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs. 6 oz. LOP: 14-5/8″. Green canvas VC case with stitched leather corners is lined in green cloth with black leather gold embossed Churchill label on lid. Case contains 2-pc walnut and brass cleaning rod, a pair of 12 ga. snap caps, and the key. PROVENANCE: Certificate of Authentication dated 15 May 1981. CONDITION: Excellent, near new, with only the faintest of minor handling marks in all of its fine London finishes. Bores are excellent. Mechanically crisp. Case is excellent, cloth with some light soiling and with some rubs through from contact with gun. Accessories are fine. This fine gun was lot no. 34 at the Dallas auction, and realized $4400.00 at the sale in 1981. In Oct 1980 it had a list price of 3600 pounds. 4-48883 MGM142 (3,000-5,000)

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*20 GAUGE WEBLEY & SCOTT MODEL 700 BOXLOCK EJECTOR SINGLE TRIGGER GAME GUN. SN 129439. Cal. 20 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 26″ Dovetailed bbls are marked “Webley & Scott Ltd.” and “Birmingham” on tops, and “Abercrombie & Fitch Co. Agents” on narrow, concave game rib. Bbl flats are stamped with Birmingham nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. Small case hardened boxlock action features automatic safety and single non-selective trigger. Action is engraved with 40% coverage of medium scroll. “Webley & Scott Ltd.” is on each side. Top lever, floorplate, and small bow trigger guard are blued, and scroll engraved. SN is on trigger guard tang. Plain European walnut semi pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/4″ over ribbed composition buttplate. A silver oval on toe line is engraved “R. D. H.” Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left-.615, right -.615. Bore restrictions: left -.018 (Mod), right -.008 (IC). Wall thickness: left -.028, right -.029. Drop at heel: 2-9/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 5 lbs. 8 oz. LOP: 14-1/4″. CONDITION: Very fine, as partially refinished. Bbls retain essentially all of a glossy re-black, engraving slightly softened. Action retains most of its orig case hardening color, considerably silvered on sides from normal hand carry and wear. Top lever, trigger guard and floorplate retain most of what appears to be their orig blue. Stocks retain nearly all of their orig finish with a number of light marks and scratches. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Trigger works. 4-48882 MGM180 (2,500-3,500)

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W & C SCOTT BACK ACTION HAMMERLESS GAME GUN. SN 28364. (1881) Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 29-5/8″ Damascus bbls are engraved with Scott’s Castle Street London address on concave game rib with doll’s head extension. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with Birmingham black powder proofs, “NOT FOR BALL”, and with “12 B 14 M” (chokes). Interesting action incorporates most of Scott’s innovative improvements, including sliding cocking rods, crystal indicators,and Scott spindle. Action is engraved with a very fine panoply of waterbirds amidst reeds in “Excellentia” grade style (Unmarked); Six herons are on bottom of action, geese and ducks on left lock and action side, with more ducks and herons on right. Top of action has two flying snipe. Top lever is engraved “W & C Scott and Son Patent”. Left side of action is engraved “W & C Scott and Son PATENT BLOCK SAFETY” and “Hammerless”. Trigger guard bow has another finely engraved standing heron, tang extends to grip cap, with castle logo and SN. Nicely figured and lightly marbled European walnut full horn capped pistol grip buttstock measures 13-3/4″ over unusual reed engraved skeleton steel buttplate. Point pattern checkering is at grip. There is a vacant silver oval on toe line. Matching splinter forend has Scott’s unique pull down lever release. Bore diameter: left-.727, right -.730. Bore restrictions: left -.010 (IC), right -.000 (Cyl). Wall thickness: left -.039, right -.032. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-3/4″. Weight: 7 lbs. 5 oz. LOP: 13-3/4″. CONDITION: Excellent, as refinished. Bbls retain nearly all of a good looking re-brown, with very fine definition to pattern. Action and lockplates re-color hardened, and retain nearly all of that color, which is a bit dark. Stocks retain most of what appears to be their orig oil finish, maintained over the years with rubbed in oil over numerous heavy and light dents and scratches, checkering re-cut. Bores are fine, shiny, but lightly frosted. Action is tight. Left hammer appears to be a replacement. 4-48881 MGM176 (1,500-2,500)

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*BRACE OF .410 GAME GUNS, PATSTONE & SON AND AYA BOXLOCKS. SN 1965/ 496358. Patstone (ca 1937) Cal. .410. 2-1/2″ Chambers. 24-3/4″ Dovetailed bbls are engraved “Patstone & Son South Hampton & Winchester. (Silver Metal London 1885 Paris 1878)” on deeply swamped, narrow, game rib. Bbl flats are stamped with 1936 Birmingham nitro proofs for 7/16 oz. of shot, and 2-1/2″ chambers. Tiny, boxlock, case hardened, ejector action features automatic safety and double triggers. Action is engraved with nearly 70% coverage large, open scroll. “Patstone & Son” is on each side. Blued top lever, floorplate, and trigger guard are also scroll engraved. SN is on tang (1965). Nicely marbled, and lightly figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 13-1/8″ over old Silver pad, and features drop points, point pattern checkering with mullered borders, and a gold-plated bronze oval on toe line engraved “C L J”. Matching splinter ejector forend has Deeley release. Bore diameter at muzzles: left-.405, right -.405. Wall thickness: left -.030, right -.032. Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 3 lbs. 14 oz. LOP: 13-1/8″. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain approx 80% of what appears to be orig blue. Action retains most of its orig case hardening color. Top lever and floorplate retain nearly all of an old re-blue. Trigger guard re-blued, and a bit on the purple side, silvered at tang. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. SN: 496358. Cal. .410. AYA Model 3-A has 27″ chopper lump bbls marked with “AYA” and “Made in Spain” on narrow, concave game rib. Bbl flats are stamped with SN, Spanish nitro proofs, and importers name and address. Case hardened boxlock action features automatic safety, bushed strikers, and double triggers. Action is engraved with simple sinuous border with AYA name on both sides. Plain walnut straight grip buttstock measures 12-1/4″ over thin, white line rifle pad. Point pattern checkering is at grip. There is a gold oval on toe line engraved “C L J”. Matching splinter forend has Anson type release. Bore diameter at muzzles: left-.376, right -.390. Wall thickness: left -.055, right -.060. Drop at heel: 2-1/16″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 5 lbs. 0 oz. LOP: 12-1/4″. CONDITION: Excellent, near new, with only a few handling marks in stock. Mechanically crisp. Two fine little .410s, ideal for a young man or lady. CONDITION: As above. 4-49356 MGM237 (3,000-5,000)

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*JOHN ROBERTSON (BOSS) 20 GAUGE BOXLOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN. SN 8336. (ca 1935) Cal. 20 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. One of the excellent boxlock guns supplied by John Harper of Birmingham, and retailed by Boss under the Robertson name, and SNed amid other Boss guns. This gun has 28″ dovetailed bbls with narrow, concave rib which is engraved “Made in England” and “John Robertson. 41. Albemarle Street. London. W.” Bbl flats are stamped with Birmingham nitro proofs for 2-1/2″ chambers, bottoms of bbls engraved with SNs. Small boxlock action with nicely filed beads around fences, features automatic safety (SAFE silver inlaid), double triggers, and automatic ejectors. Action is engraved with approx 60% coverage well cut medium scroll. “John Robertson” is in scroll terminated ribands on each side. Blued top lever, floorplate, and trigger guard are also scroll engraved. SN is at grip. Very nicely flame figured European walnut straight grip buttstock with flat top point pattern checkering, measures 14-1/4″ over 1/2″ lengthening piece with checkered wood butt. A silver oval on toe line is engraved “H. S. M Jr” (Henry S. Morgan Jr., great grandson of J. P. Morgan, banker and philanthropist). Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left-.612, right -.612. Bore restrictions: left -.007 (IC), right -.003 (IC). Wall thickness: left -.033, right -.031. Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 5 lbs. 9 oz. LOP: 14-1/4″. PROVENANCE: From the family of banker and philanthropist, J. P. Morgan, Jr. with letter explaining the order of family ownership. Gun was ordered by his grandson, Henry S. Morgan for his son, Henry S. Morgan, Jr. in 1935. Included are photocopies of all correspondence between Henry S. Morgan and Boss regarding this gun. Henry S. Morgan Jr. Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent, as found. Bbls retain approx 90% orig blue, with some slight frosting, silvered at normal carry point and at breech end of bbls. Action retains approx 70% orig case hardening color with loss due to normal hand wear. Top lever, floorplate and trigger guard retain a considerable amount of their orig blue. Stocks retain over 90% of their orig hand rubbed oil finish, grain open, and rather dry. Checkering is slightly worn and soiled. As this gun was made for Henry S. Morgan, Jr. when he was about 12 years old, a lengthening piece was added later, but workmanship was not of the highest order. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny throughout. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are very slightly out of time. 4-49129 MGM179 (3,000-5,000)

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*MARVELOUS TOMASONI ENGRAVED IVO FABBRI SMALL GAUGE THREE BARREL SET WITH EXTRA STOCK AND CASE. SN E678. Cal. 20 ga 2-3/4″ Chambers, 28 ga 2-3/4″ Chambers, and .410 3″ Chambers. All demi-bloc bbl sets have their own forends, and are 28-3/8″ long, with flat, matted, solid ribs, engraved “IVO FABBRI – BRESCIA – ” on left sides, and “VACUUM ARC REMELTING STEEL” on right. Rear portions of ribs are gold inlaid with the numerals “1”, “2”, and “3” denoting gauge, “1” being 20 ga. “2” being 28 ga, and “3” are .410. Bottoms of bottom bbls are stamped with 1989 Italian nitro proofs, and “I Fabbri”. Finely sculpted, low profile, O/U, sidelock action features non-automatic safety (SAFE engraved) and single non-selective trigger. Action is engraved with exceptionally fine, artistically laid out, beautifully detailed and shaded, large, open, flowing, acanthus scroll with realistic floral highlights. “IVO FABBRI” and “BRESCIA” are in broad, scrolled riband on bottom of action. Engravers signature “INC. C. TOMASONI” is on trigger plate. Beautifully marbled and lightly stump figured European walnut full pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over thin, black Decelerator pad. Classic point pattern checkering with line border is at grip. (Included is an extra, pistol grip buttstock, numbered “678” on the head, of exceptionally well marbled, very dense European walnut measuring approx 14″ over checkered wood butt with the gold initials “M.” “D.” “H” individually inlet on toe line.) Forends of well matching walnut have slight diamond section, numbers gold inlaid on forend tips, and house Anson type release buttons. 20 Ga. Bbls “1”: Bore diameter: top -.625, bottom -.624. Bore restrictions: top -.019 (Mod), bottom -.008 (IC). Wall thickness: top-.032, bottom -.031. Drop at heel: 1-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-5/16″. Weight: 6 lbs. 14 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. 28 Ga. Bbls “2”:Bore diameter: top -.558, bottom -.559. Bore restrictions: top -.021 (Full), bottom -.013 (Mod). Wall thickness: top-.042, bottom -.040. Drop at heel: 1-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-5/16″. Weight: 6 lbs. 15 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. .410 Bbls “3”: Bore diameter at muzzles: top -.405, bottom -.412. Wall thickness: top-.040, bottom -.036. Drop at heel: 1-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-5/16″. Weight: 6 lbs. 15.5 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. Light tan leather Nizzoli case with stitched leather corners is lined in burgundy cloth which has Nizzoli metal tag in lid. Case is semi french fitted for action and all three sets of bbls. PROVENANCE: Factory build sheet and import papers for this gun by SN. CONDITION: Excellent, near new, with scant evidence of firing, with just the slightest cartridge head halos on breechface, and only a few, nearly insignificant, marks in metal finish of bbls and action, and three or four very light scratches on wood finish, mostly on left side of butt. Extra stock is excellent with a few light marks. Bores are excellent. Action is crisp. Case leather has a number of scuffs and light discoloration. Straps and handle are very fine. Interior cloth is excellent, with only a few light compressions. A very unusual offering from this world renown maker of only the finest guns. 4-49115 MGM311 (100,000-200,000)

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*VERY FINE IVO FABBRI SMALL BORE OVER-UNDER SINGLE TRIGGER GAME GUN ENGRAVED BY CLAUDIO TOMASONI WITH CASE. SN E641. Cal. 20 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. Beautifully struck 28-3/8″ demi-bloc bbls fitted with flat, matted, solid rib, are engraved “Ivo Fabbri – Brescia -” and “Vacuum Arc Remelting Steel” on top bbl on either side of rib. Bbl flats are stamped with 1985 Italian nitro proofs for 20 ga. Unusual, case hardened, low profile, over under action features noon-automatic safety (SAFE engraved), single non-selective trigger, and grooved tumbler end cocking indicators. Action and lockplates are fully engraved with cleanly cut, sculpted, and shaded, semi-relief, large, open scrolled acanthus with floral highlights. “IVO FABBRI” and “BRESCIA” are on ribbons across bottom of action. This fine work is by noted engraver, Claudio Tomasoni, whose signature appears on trigger plate. Wonderfully marbled, stump figured European walnut full pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/16″ over checkered wood butt. Well cut borderless point pattern checkering is at grip, and individual gold script initials “R G B” are inlet on toe line. Matching, slim, one piece forend has Anson type release with typical Fabbri wraparound steel tip. Bore diameter: top -.620, bottom -.620. Bore restrictions: top -.024 (Full), bottom -.017 (Mod). Wall thickness: top-.024, bottom -.028. Drop at heel: 1-7/8″, drop at comb: 1-5/16″. Weight: 6 lbs. 2 oz. LOP: 14-1/16″. Americase Premium aluminum case has double latch and combination lock. It is lined with black velvet and contains instructions for changing combination and a key. CONDITION: Excellent, near new, with only one or two of the faintest marks on metal and a hint of silvering on sharp edges of action beads. Breech face shows very faint halos from cartridge heads. A few scattered marks are on buttstock around grip. Checkering is slightly darkened. Mechanically crisp. Case is very fine with some scratches on exterior. Interior is excellent. Fabbri is well known for making some of the finest shotguns ever produced. New guns start at 100,000 euros without engraving. 4-48840 MGM60 (65,000-95,000)

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*28 GAUGE ABBIATICO & SALVINELLI EXCALIBUR BL ROUND BODY GAME GUN WITH CASE. SN F0692. Cal. 28 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 30″ Mono-bloc bbls with raised, solid, flat, matted rib are marked “Abbiatico & Salvinelli” on left rear portion of top bbl. Bbl flats are stamped with SN, “A & S”, 2007 Italian nitro proofs, and with importers mark. Round bodied, low profile, small, coin finished, O/U action is fitted with removable trigger/ firing group with single non-selective trigger. Action has nicely chiseled top fence, and is engraved with very deep relief, large, shaded, scrolled acanthus. “Abbiatico & Salvinelli” is in rib and on each side, and “EXCALIBUR” is across bottom. Engravers signature “C. Marochi” is on right side of trigger housing. Splendidly marbled and lightly flame figured European walnut round knob buttstock measures 15-1/8″ over checkered wood butt. 32 LPI point pattern checkering is at grip and a vacant gold oval is on toe line. Matching one piece slim forend has an unusual adaptation of an Anson type release with a sliding latch in Deeley style escutcheon. Bore diameter: top -.555, bottom -.554. Bore restrictions: top -.024 (Full), bottom -.019 (I Mod). Wall thickness: top-.043, bottom -.048. Drop at heel: 2″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 6 lbs. 6 oz. LOP: 15-1/8″. Blue ABS and leatherite trimmed Famars marked case with three combination locks, is lined in green textured velvet. Case contains bags for action and bbls and stock removal tool. PROVENANCE: Certificate with specifics of this gun, and explanation of proofs. CONDITION: Excellent, showing evidence of only light field use. Metal parts retain essentially all of their original finishes with some dark lacquer crazing, and darkening on coin finish of action. Stocks retain nearly all of their orig finish with a few light marks on right side of butt, Left side has a considerable amount of light marks and scratches, most likely from contact with brush. Checkering is excellent. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Ejectors are slightly out of time. Trigger works. Case is excellent. This fine gun making firm ceased operation in December 2012. Last base price for this model was over $33,000.00. 4-49317 MGM236 (15,000-25,000)

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*ABBIATICO & SALVINELLI SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN WITH CASE. SN S0089. Cal. 12 ga. 3″ Chambers. 30″ Mono-bloc bbls with raised, solid, matted rib are gold inlaid “Abbiatico & Salvinelli” in script on left side of top bbl. Bottom of mono-bloc is stamped with 2005 Italian nitro proofs along with SN and “A & S”. Unusual case hardened, low profile, OU sidelock action features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), single non-selective trigger, and single beaded trigger guard with tang extending to grip cap. Action and lockplates are engraved with well cut small scroll and large floral bouquets in English style. “Abbiatico & Salvinelli” is gold inlaid on right action wall, and on bottom of action. Engravers signature is on trigger plate. SN is gold inlaid on trigger guard tang. Well figured and lightly streaked, lightly marbled European walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-3/4″ over solid black “Decelerator” sporting clays pad. Well cut point pattern checkering with line border is at grip, and blued steel grip cap is scroll engraved. Matching one piece ejector forend has A & S’ version of an Anson release. Bore diameter: top -.727, bottom -.726. Bore restrictions: top -.013 (Lt Mod), bottom -.012 (Lt Mod). Wall thickness: top-.034, bottom -.034. Drop at heel: 2″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7 lbs. 11 oz. LOP: 14-3/4″. Famars marked blue ABS case with brown leatherite trim and three combination locks, is lined in green velvet with socks for action and bbls. CONDITION: Excellent, showing evidence of only light use. Bbls retain nearly all of their orig light blue with only a very few minor marks. Case color of action is silvering very slightly on sharpest edges. Stocks have a few very small marks in their orig finish. Checkering slightly darkened. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Ejectors and trigger are fine. Exterior of case has some scuffs and interior has compressions from contact with gun. An unusual offering from these fine Italian gun makers. 4-47799 MGM25 (12,500-27,500)

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*28 BORE CREMINI ENGRAVED S. LUCCHINI SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN WITH CASE. SN 60789. (1990) Cal. 28 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 28″ Chopper lump bbls with semi-raised, concave, matted rib, are gold inlaid “S. Lucchini Italy” on rear of left bbl, followed by importer and gauge. Bbl flats are stamped with 1990 Italian nitro proofs, Lucchini logos, and chokes which have been counter stamped “SK”. Coin finished sidelock action features non-automatic safety, bushed strikers, raised rib tumbler end cocking indicators, and double triggers (front articulated). Action is filed with fine bead around fences, which extends into small bolster, and with well shaped action beads. Action is engraved with very well cut medium shaded scroll on fences and bottom, surrounding superb Bulino vignette of pointer and flushing bobwhite. Lockplates are fully Bulino engraved to the outer edges, and depict same pointer in various poses with game birds in wonderful appropriate backgrounds. A trio of bobwhite erupt from a rocky hillside with tree line and agricultural land in background of left lock, and a pair of chukar partridge flush from dramatic rocky crag into alpine valley on right. Engravers signature “C. Cremini” is on trigger plate. Scroll engraved trigger guard has SN at grip. Lightly figured and nicely veined European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 15″ over checkered wood butt and features drop points, and point pattern checkering at grip. Long splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left-.550, right -.550. Bore restrictions: left -.025 (Full), right -.020 (Full). Wall thickness: left -.035, right -.037. Drop at heel: 2-5/8″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 5 lbs. 12 oz. LOP: 15″. Light tan leather case with leather corners is lined in green felt, and has Lucchini paper label on lid. Case contains 2-pc walnut and brass cleaning rod, square oil bottle, and a pair of snap caps, along with two keys. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain 95% orig blue, silvering at muzzles, thinning at normal wear point, with some light scratches and marks. Action retains essentially all of its coin finish. Stocks retain most of their orig finish with some minor marks, thinning and lifting somewhat at grip. Checkering is slightly worn. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Ejectors are in time. Case is very fine with some soiling, rubs and ink stains on leather. Interior cloth is very fine, with some compressions from contact with gun. Some interior partitions are beginning to detach. 4-49118 MGM172 (8,000-12,000)

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*28 GAUGE PIOTTI LUNIK SIDELOCK EJECTOR SINGLE TRIGGER GAME GUN. SN 8071. Cal. 28 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 26″ Chopper lump bbls with raised, matted, ventilated rib, are engraved “ACCIAIO 30 Cr Mo 4” and “Flli PIOTTI – ITALY” on tops. Bbl flats are stamped with 1984 Italian nitro proofs, SN, and Piotti logo. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with chamber length, choke information, and (importer) “W. L. MOORE, WESTLAKE, CA. MOD. LUNIK”. Coin finished, small, sidelock action features non-automatic safety (S gold inlaid), bushed strikers, and single non-selective trigger. Action and lockplates are engraved in “Renaissance” style with semi-relief, bold, scrolled vines and acanthus with stippled background. Action beads are in counterpoint with small scroll. “Piotti” is gold inlaid on left side of action, with gold inlaid sovereign crown on top lever. Small bow, single beaded trigger guard is engraved to match, and has SN on riband at grip. This well done engraving is by G. Renetti, whose signature appears on trigger plate. Striking stump burl figured and well marbled European walnut full pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/8″ over fully checkered wood butt. Approx 32LPI point pattern checkering is at large grip. Matching small beavertail ejector forend has Anson release and well detailed, intricate gold inlay on central uncheckered diamond with archer engraved on central shield. Bore diameter: left-.545, right -.546. Bore restrictions: left -.014 (Mod), right -.006 (IC). Wall thickness: left -.032, right -.033. Drop at heel: 2-3/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 5 lbs. 8 oz. LOP: 14-1/8″. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain approx 97% orig blue, silvered at muzzles, and slightly at left side of breech, which also shows a scratch. Action retains nearly all of its coin finish with background darkened. Stocks retain nearly all their orig finish with a few light marks and scratches. Bores are excellent, bright, smooth, and shiny throughout. Action is tight. Ejectors are in time. Trigger works. Fratelli Piotti build approx 70 guns per year, this model has a present suggested retail price of over $40,000.00. 4-48839 MGM81 (15,000-25,000)

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*PIOTTI SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN. SN 5100. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 27-3/4″ Dovetailed steel bbls with flat matted game rib are engraved “Acciato Speciale Siau” on top of right bbl, and “F Piotti Gardone VT” on the left. Engine turned bbl flats have Italian nitro proofs, the Piotti “FP” logo, and SN “5100”. Case hardened action is stamped “Fili Piotti”, SN, and Italian nitro proofs on water table, and features bushed strikers, non automatic safety, raised rib tumbler end cocking indicators, and articulated front trigger. Action is engraved with about 60% coverage of well cut rose bouquet and scroll with “-Armi – Piotti -” on bottom. Engravers signature is on trigger plate. Blued trigger guard has matching scroll and SN. Bar action sidelocks have raised rib tumbler end cocking indicators. Top lever thumbpiece is nicely pierced and engraved. Lightly streaked and figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-1/4″ over finely checkered wood butt, and features fluted drop points, and 30 LPI checkering with double line border. Matching splinter ejector forend has a central inlaid gold escutcheon with crown and ribbon motif, and Anson release. Bore diameter: left -.726, right -727. Bore restrictions: left -.034 (Full), right -.019 (Mod). Wall thickness: left -.030, right -.028. Drop at heel: 2-1/16″, drop at comb: 1-3/16″. Weight: 6 lbs. 11 oz. LOP: 14-1/4″. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbls retain nearly all of their very nicely polished blue, with few very slight marks mostly where forend rubs. Bores and chambers are excellent. Action shows only slight silvering on beads. Wood shows a few minor marks and abrasions, and a small area of compression in checkering on right hand side of forend. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. 4-48884 MGM177 (3,000-5,000)

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*FAUSTI DEA BRITISH 20 BORE BOXLOCK GAME GUN, MUFFOLINI ENGRAVED, NUMBER ONE OF TWENTY, WITH CASE. SN B55524. Cal. 20 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 28″ Mono-bloc bbls with semi-raised, flat, matted rib are marked “FAUSTI – ITALY” and with gauge and chamber on left, and with Fausti USA address and information on right. Bbl flats are stamped with SN and 2012 Italian nitro proofs. A sling loop is attached to bottom rib. Round bodied, boxlock, arched back action features automatic safety and single non-selective trigger. Action is engraved with near full coverage exceptionally well cut, small, shaded scroll, only interrupted by “Fausti” on scroll terminated riband on each side, and with “British” in arched riband on bottom, which is also embellished with exceptionally well detailed quail flying through scroll. Trigger guard is also scroll engraved and has initials “CC” in oval on trigger guard bow, and with SN at grip. Noted engraver, Stefano Muffolini, has signed the trigger plate, which is also marked “1/20″ denoting limited edition. Spectacular full fiddle figured and intricately marbled European walnut semi-pistol grip buttstock measures 14-5/8″ over checkered wood butt, and there is typical point pattern checkering at grip. A sling loop is on toe line. Matching small beavertail ejector forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left-.621, right -.622. Bore restrictions: Screw chokes. Wall thickness: left -.038, right -.032. Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 6 lbs. 5 oz. LOP: 14-5/8”. Negrini brown leather covered plastic case with three combination lock closure, is lined in dark brown velvet with leather Fausti label on lid, and contains three choke tubes with wrench in plastic Fausti