Extraordinary October 2015 Firearms Auction
Generates Approximately $15 Million!

Auction: October 5th, 6th & 7th, 2015

Preview: October 2nd - 4th, 2015 and October 5th, 6th & 7th, 2015

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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1001
Revised: 10/4/2015

Please Note: This is a center fire, not a rim fire as noted in the catalog.

WINCHESTER 4TH MODEL 1866 SADDLE RING CARBINE.

SN 163115. Cal. 44 RF, 20″ bbl, gun metal receiver, straight grained walnut stocks. Front sight mounted on bbl, rear ladder sight. Sling swivels in stock and on rear bbl band. Saddle ring on left side of receiver. Steel buttplate with cleaning rod in compartment. “4” is carved into stock behind lower tang. This is a Brazilian military carbine, although the serial number is somewhat outside the range published in books. It was found in Brazil. The arsenal-style repair to the upper tang (having to destroy another receiver) would also indicate probably military issue. CONDITION: Good. Bbl shows a gray-brown finish overall with some roughness at muzzle. Bbl address is clear. Rear ladder sight is good. Bore is dark with only traces of rifling. Rear bbl band is from another rifle. Gun metal receiver shows considerable cleaning with a replaced left sideplate. Rear upper tang has been repaired. Lever, hammer, loading gate, and trigger show gray-brown patina with some roughness. Stocks are good, but have been cleaned and are slightly undersized. Steel buttplate shows a gray-brown patina. Good representative example of a Winchester “Yellow Boy”. 49547-1 TEP C&R (3,000-5,000) – Lot 1001

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1005
Revised: 9/18/2015

Please Note: The bead sight on this is an antique ivory bead sight & thus subject to our ivory policy. (Please see ivory policy).

ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 OBFM RIFLE.

SN 207662. Cal. .32 WCF. 24″ bbl, blue finish. Oil finished walnut stocks. Special Note: This item contains or is made of ivory. Do not bid on this lot unless you have read and agreed to our "Ivory Position Statement" and the "Waiver of Legal and Financial Risk to James D. Julia in regards to your Purchase of an Ivory Object." This information is located in the front section of our catalog. CONDITION: Very good as refinished, bbl and magazine retain an even plum/brown finish with high point wear and some cleaning at the breech end. Bore is good with visible rifling. Receiver has gray/brown patina with sharp edges. Wood is full-sized, uncleaned and action is tight. Engraving is of a scroll design with vignettes of a buffalo on the left side plate and an elk on the right side plate. Old non-factory engraving. Comes with a Cody Museum letter confirming features and showing shipment on May 3rd, 1886, in a shipment of twenty guns, order number 6148. Colorful old gun. 49433-29 TEP C&R; IVORY (3,000-5,000) – Lot 1005

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1011
Revised: 10/5/2015

Please Note: The frame has been reblued.

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 SEMI DELUXE OCTAGON BARREL FULL MAGAZINE TAKE DOWN RIFLE WITH BEACH FRONT SIGHT WITH IVORY BEAD AND MARBLE RECEIVER SIGHT.

SN 964847. Cal. 44 W.C.F 24″ bbl, blue finish. Checkered straight grain walnut stocks. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Phil A. Bleakney, Jr. Special Note: This item contains or is made of ivory. Do not bid on this lot unless you have read and agreed to our "Ivory Position Statement" and the "Waiver of Legal and Financial Risk to James D. Julia in regards to your Purchase of an Ivory Object." This information is located in the front section of our catalog. CONDITION: Fine, bbl retains 90% blue with muzzle and high point wear. Beach sight is good. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Take down ring shows 40% blue with some stains. Receiver shows 90% blue with high point wear and a few miniscule scratches, carry wear on bottom of receiver. Hammer shows 50% blue finish with some scratching. Lever shows traces of case color in protected areas with balance turning silver. Receiver sight is in good condition. Stocks are very good with some apparent re-varnish, small repairs at the forward end near receiver, slight handling marks overall, checkering is sharp, pistol grip has a Winchester cap. Forend cap is smooth gray patina. Buttplate is smooth silver patina. Ivory bead in patented sight is “certifiable as pre-ban ivory”. 49059-244 TEP C&R; IVORY (3,000-4,000) – Lot 1011

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1016
Revised: 10/5/2015

Please Note: This hang tag does not go with this gun. Tag is from 1950’s, gun was made in 1932.

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 OCTAGON BARREL FULL MAGAZINE RIFLE WITH ORIGINAL WINCHESTER HANG TAG.

SN 1082309. Cal. 30 WCF 26″ bbl, blue finish. Plain straight grain walnut stocks. Lyman front sight. With original Winchester hang tag showing model, bbl length and caliber, with a price tag of $29.50. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Phil A. Bleakney, Jr. CONDITION: Nearly new condition, bbl and magazine retain 99% blue finish with only slight high point wear. Receiver retains 99% blue finish with only the slightest handling marks and some dry oil stain. Bolt retains 99% blue. Hammer retains 99% blue. Lever retains 95% blue with some high point wear and a couple of scratches, there is a small rust stain on the bottom of receiver. Stocks are nearly new with and full sized with only miniscule handling marks apparent. Buttplate retains 95% blue with only high point wear at the heel and toe. Forend cap retains 99% blue. Screws are excellent. An opportunity to obtain a standard grade model ’94 OBFM rifle in nearly new and unused condition. Hard to improve upon. 49059-41 TEP C&R (3,000-5,000) – Lot 1016

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1035
Revised: 10/2/2015

Please Note: This is a conversion to takedown and it is refinished.

*MARLIN MODEL 1895 LTD-III TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN III00022. Cal. 45-70. 18″ oct bbl, takedown, blue finish, straight grain walnut stocks with shotgun buttplate. Brass bead front sight, Buckhorn rear sight. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain nearly all blue finish with only slight high point wear. Bore is bright with sharp rifling. Sights are very good. Receiver shows nearly all orig blue finish with only slight high point wear. Hammer and lever show nearly all orig blue finish with only some slight high point wear. Stocks are very good, full-sized, and show only slight handling marks. Hard rubber buttplate is very good. Forend cap shows nearly all of orig blue finish. A very nice high finish early numbered special issue Marlin rifle. 49417-94 TEP (800-1,200) – Lot 1035

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1074
Revised: 9/18/2015

Please Note: This item is Antique not Modern, as such it is not subject to being registered via ATF.

*COLT SINGLE ACTION BUNTLINE REVOLVER.

SN 71976. Cal. .45 COLT. Nickel finish with 12″ bbl. No grips. This revolver was made using the frame and grip straps of a modern Colt-style single action. The bbl and cylinder are Colt made. Comes with a Colt factory letter for an 1881 Single Action revolver with nickel finish that had 7-1/2″ bbl. CONDITION: The revolver retains 98% of its nickel finish. No grips present. 49433-81 TEP C&R (800-1,200) – Lot 1074

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1086
Revised: 9/23/2015

Add Important Note: This is a Rare Deluxe Model Shotgun with checkered wood and solid rib Damascus barrel. It is believed there were fewer than 200 Deluxe Models produced.

BURGESS SLIDE ACTION SHOTGUN WITH PISTOL GRIP CHECKERED STOCKS AND SOLID RAISED RIB.

SN 2686. Cal. 12 GA. 30″ bbl, Damascus and blue finish, checkered pistol grip stocks, matted rib and receiver. “Burgess Gun Company, Buffalo, NY, USA” on top of bolt. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains 80% Damascus finish with thinning at muzzle and some minor staining overall. Edge of rib has a few small dents. Magazine tube shows 80% blue turning plum-brown. Bore is bright but stained. Receiver retains 50% blue with high point wear and carry wear. Scratches overall. Burgess hard rubber buttplate with logo. Pistol grip slide shows 50% blue thinning on right side. Rear tang is gray patina. Stocks are very good with handling marks and dents commensurate with age of gun. Hard rubber buttplate is very good. Action functions well. A very good example of a shotgun whose production quantity is unknown but is estimated at only a few thousand. 49513-6 TEP C&R (1,000-2,000) – Lot 1086

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1087
Revised: 9/29/2015

Please Note: Due to a typographical error there is not and never was a box of 22 WRF. Therefore, there are only 45, not 46 in this lot. Also, the box of caliber 38-55 is actually 32-40 and the brown box of 30-06 is actually an arsenal box of tinned 45-70.

LOT OF FORTY-SIX BOXES MISCELLANEOUS AMMUNITION IN A LARGE VARIETY OF CALIBERS.

Lot is mostly handgun ammunition ranging from 1 box early Stetsons Patent .22 short, 1 box 22 WRF, 1 full box Winchester .22 WCF, 4 full boxes .44 WCF, 2 full boxes .38 WCF, 1 full and 1 empty box .45 Colt, 2 full boxes .44 Colt, 3 boxes .38 S&W, 3 boxes .38 RF, 1 partial box .38 Colt Long, 1 full box German made 32-20, 1 box 32-20 shot cartridges, 1 box 32 S&W short shot cartridges, 5 boxes .32 S&W (long and short), 1 box .44 Russian, 1 box 40-70-330, 1 box 7mm Spanish Mauser, 1 box .30 WCF, 1 box 32-40, 1 box 38-55, 2 boxes 7mm Military cartridges by Winchester, 1 brown box Winchester 30-06, 1 brown box Winchester 30-40 Krag, 1 box 38-55 reloads and 4 empty pistol cartridge boxes. Also included 9 boxes of primers and 1 tube Winchester bb’s. CONDITION: Boxes are mostly sealed in plastic and ammunition was not examined. Boxes are generally good with a few very good and a few poor. 49059-197 JR (2,000-3,000) – Lot 1087

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1097
Revised: 10/1/2015

Please Note: Ivory grips in photo will not be included. The gun is being sold without the Ivory grips.

COLT 2ND MODEL 1851 NAVY REVOLVER WITH IVORY GRIPS.

SN 1831. Cal. .36. 7-1/2″ oct bbl, blue and case colored finish. SNs match on bbl, rammer, frame, trigger guard, backstrap, cylinder, and arbor. One-piece ivory grips are old replacements. CONDITION: Fair. Revolver shows a smooth gray-brown patinated finish overall. Bbl has clear address. Wedge and trigger have been replaced. Rammer has been refinished. Rammer latch has been replaced. Cylinder has gray-brown patina, no scene, SN is partially visible, six battered safety pins still present. Frame is gray patina with 60% re-blue finish. Trigger guard and backstrap show miniscule traces of silver in corners. Grips show moderate wear with artificially aged patina. Mechanics are a little loose but functional. An example of an early Colt Navy that saw heavy use on frontier. Colorful old gun. 49545-4 TEP C&R (1,500-2,000) – Lot 1097

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1104
Revised: 9/23/2015

Please Note: Bottom rear edge of barrel lug has forged repair and numbers. Some of the serial numbers have been altered or re-stamped.

COLT 1860 ARMY MODEL REVOLVER WITH FULL FLUTED CYLINDER.

SN 4515. Cal. .44. 8″ bbl, blue finish. 1-pc walnut grips. CONDITION: Fair, gun shows heavy use with crusty gray/brown patina and numerous handling dings. Hartford bbl address is readable. Visible SN’s match. Four screw frame, cut stock, varnished walnut grips. Early 1860 Army that could have gone South. 49433-118 TEP C&R (1,500-2,500) – Lot 1104

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1179
Revised: 9/18/2015

Please Note: While this is a contemporary gun it is not subject to ATF restrictions. No records need to be filed.

*CONTEMPORARY PERCUSSION BEDFORD COUNTY INCISE CARVED KENTUCKY RIFLE AND CONTEMPORARY SILVER MOUNTED FLINTLOCK KENTUCKY RIFLE BY E EARNHART.

SN NSN. 1) Cal. .40. Overall length 55-1/2″, butt is 3-5/8″ high x 1″ wide. 39-3/8″ rifled bbl. This rifle has a four piece engraved patch box. the 5-5/8″ long Bedford lock is engraved and has a typical Bedford style hammer spur. The stock is birds eye maple wood with some incised carving at the comb. The full oct bbl is marked on its top flat “G R Douglas 40 cal”. The cheek piece has a large brass oval inlay surrounding an eight pointed silver star. 2) Cal. .45. Overall length 59-1/4″, butt is 4-1/4″ high x 1-1/8″ wide. The 43-7/8″ long full oct rifled bbl is marked “E EARNHART”. This rifle has a four piece silver patch box with six piercings. All furniture is silver including the trigger guard, toe plate, side plate and seven inlays. Bbl is held to stock by three bbl wedges. CONDITION: 1) Fine throughout. Double set triggers and lock work well. Probably a good shooter. 2) Fine throughout. Flintlock needs adjustment. Ramrod is missing. 49417-98 RGG C&R (1,000-1,500) – Lot 1179

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1229
Revised: 9/28/2015

Please Note: CONDITION should include: “Clean, bright, shiny Medford rifled bore.”

*ENFIELD SELF-EJECTING REVOLVER.

SN 900. Cal. .455. 5-3/4″ bbl, blue finish. Checkered wood grips. CONDITION: Very good, revolver retains 90% matte blue finish overall. SN 900 marked on front of hinge. English proof marks on right side of bbl, War Department mark on left side of frame with a broad arrow. Chambers bear individual proof marks. Grips are in very good condition with nickel plated buttcap and lanyard ring. Very rare gun for an Enfield collector. 49433-168 TEP C&R (3,000-5,000) – Lot 1229

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1276
Revised: 9/18/2015

Please Note: Correct terminology is of course “Military” not “Government”.

*EARLY COLT 1911 GOVERNMENT MODEL PISTOL “W.H.BEAL CAPT. U.S.A.” GOLD INLAID ON TOP OF SLIDE.

SN 6035. Cal. .45 ACP, 5″ bbl, blue finish, checkered walnut grips. “W.H.BEAL CAPT. U.S.A.” gold inlay is very nicely executed with hash mark accents on all letters. Slide shows all early markings. Sights are of earliest style. Rear sight has a rounded profile. Slide shows “H” proof on rear flat above firing pin slot. Inside slide shows “2” & “1” inspector mark. Bbl shows “3” in front of toggle link; otherwise unmarked. Frame shows a “WPG” inspector mark on left side above magazine release. “UNITED STATES PROPERTY” on left side of frame. Right side shows SN on front of frame. Inside top flat of frame in front of hammer shows “H”&”R” proof marks. Keyhole magazine with lanyard loop is correct type for this pistol. PROVENANCE: This pistol was shipped to Springfield Armory in a 500-gun shipment on 9/11/1912. CONDITION: Fine. Slide retains 90% blue finish with high point wear and muzzle wear. Some staining and small scratches overall. Gold inlay is excellent. Bore is dark with strong rifling. Frame retains 80% blue finish with wear at front end, on forestrap, and on mainspring housing. Scratch mark at takedown pin. High point wear on right side above trigger guard. Grip safety shows 75% thinning blue. Hammer and trigger retain 90% blue with some scratches. Takedown pin and safety latch retain 90% blue. Walnut grips are fine with sharp checkering and a slight compression dent on left side. Magazine retains 20% blue turning into a gray-brown patina. A very early 1911 that deserves further research. 49616-14 TEP C&R (5,000-7,000) – Lot 1276

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1277
Revised: 9/18/2015

Please Note: Correct terminology is of course “Military” not “Government”.

*REMINGTON UMC 1911 GOVERNMENT MODEL PISTOL, POST WORLD WAR I VINTAGE.

SN 11611. Cal. .45 ACP, 5″ bbl, brush blue finish, checkered walnut grips. A Remington UMC pistol that was shipped right after end of WWI. Remington made 21,698 M 1911s under government contract. Slide shows standard Remington mark on left side and standard two-line model and cal mark on right side. Rear of slide above firing pin slot is stamped “E” for Major Arthur C. Evans. Bbl is blue with “P” proof at breech end. Frame shows a small ‘UNITED STATES PROPERTY ‘ on left side with “E.E.C.” and eagle proof above magazine release. The mark is for Major Edmund E. Chapman. Right side of frame shows SN in large numbers above trigger guard. Front left trigger bow shows “E” proof, front right trigger bow shows “5”. Magazine is two-toned and is Colt manufactured. PROVENANCE: Shipped December 19th, 1918 in a shipment of 738 guns. CONDITION: Very good. Slide retains 80% blue with some plumming toward front left side. Slight muzzle wear, high point wear, and light scratching overall. Forward bottom of slide shows blue mixing with plum-brown patina. Bore is bright with sharp rifling. Bbl retains 50% plum blue. Frame retains 60% blue finish drifting to a gray-brown patina. Blue is bright in protected areas. Forestrap is thinning. Spring housing shows a gray-brown patina. Hammer, takedown pin, safety catch, and trigger show 70% brushed blue finish with some scratching. Grips are very good with sharp checkering and only slight handling marks. Magazine retains 80% blue and a visible temper mark. A very good example of a rare Remington UMC 1911. 49616-17 TEP C&R (4,000-5,000) – Lot 1277

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1278
Revised: 9/18/2015

Please Note: Correct terminology is of course “Military” not “Government”.

*COLT MODEL 1911 GOVERNMENT MODEL PISTOL.

SN 16964. Cal. .45 auto. 5″ bbl, blue finish, checkered walnut stocks, with holster. CONDITION: Very good condition, 80% blue on frame and slide. Main spring housing has no finish, forestrap is marred. Checkered walnut grips have been cleaned. Holster is in good condition, with a 1918 inspectors mark. Shipped to The Benicia Arsenal, California on 12/27/12. Nice early gun with a lot of finish. 49253-1 TEP C&R (1,500-2,500) – Lot 1278

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1279
Revised: 9/18/2015

Please Note: Correct terminology is of course “Military” not “Government”.

*SPRINGFIELD ARMY 1911 GOVERNMENT MODEL PISTOL.

SN 74743. Cal. .45 ACP. 5″ bbl, blue finish. Diamond checkered walnut grips. PROVENANCE: Larry Baer Estate Collection. CONDITION: Good overall, pistol shows an overall gray/brown patina with muzzle wear at the front of the slide. Flaming bomb proof on the left side of frame and at the left rear of the slide. Eagle on right side of slide. US property marked on left side of frame. Grips are good with no marring. Magazine is correct. This is a good example of a hard to find Springfield Armory WWI 1911. 49428-5 TEP C&R (1,500-2,500) – Lot 1279

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1280
Revised: 9/18/2015

Please Note: Correct terminology is of course “Military” not “Government”.

*SPRINGFIELD ARMORY 1911 GOVERNMENT MODEL PISTOL WITH HOLSTER.

SN 86521. Cal. .45 ACP. 5” bbl, matte blue finish,
diamond checkered wood grips. CONDITION: Fine. Pistol retains 90% of matte blue finish with only high-point wear at the front and rear of slide. Flaming bomb proof on left rear of slide, Springfield Armory U.S.A. on left side of slide, and “United States Property” on left side of frame. Correct style magazine. Holster is in good condition with a 1918 inspector’s mark. “U.S.” on flap is visible. An opportunity to get a very rare Springfield Armory 1911 in fine condition. 49253-5 TEP C&R (1,500-2,500) – Lot 1280

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1281
Revised: 9/18/2015

Please Note: Correct terminology is of course “Military” not “Government”.

*COLT 1911 GOVERNMENT MODEL PISTOL, 1917 ISSUE.

SN 181375. Cal. .45 ACP, 5″ bbl, blue finish, checkered walnut grips. An early polished blue US Army issued 1911. Slide has standard markings for period of production and shows a “H” inspector mark at rear above firing pin slot. “O”, “S”, & “G” inspector marks on inside of slide. Bbl is blue finish and shows “H” & “P” inspector marks at breech end. Frame has “UNITED STATES PROPERTY” mark on left side and “GSH” inspector mark above mag release. Top flat of frame in front of hammer shows “H”, “G”, & “X” inspector marks. Magazine is two-toned with light temper mark. PROVENANCE: Pistol was shipped to Springfield Armory on 9/22/1917 in a shipment of 800 guns. CONDITION: Very good. Slide retains 50% of thinning blue finish with high point wear, muzzle wear, and a few scratches. Receiver retains 60% blue with dark blue in protected areas. Blue is thinning on forward part of frame, trigger, guard, and forestrap. Slight scratching near takedown pin. Grip safety and spring housing retain 50% blue with high point wear. Trigger, safety latch, takedown pin, and hammer retain 90% blue. Grips are good with some high point wear and a few dents. Some battering on bottom of right grip. Magazine retains 50% blue with some stain and a visible temper mark. A very good example of a WWI vintage Colt 1911. 49616-20 TEP C&R (4,000-5,000) – Lot 1281

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1282
Revised: 9/18/2015

Please Note: Correct terminology is of course “Military” not “Government”.

*COLT 1911 GOVERNMENT MODEL PISTOL.

SN 185827. Cal. .45 ACP. 5″ bbl, blue finish. Diamond checkered walnut grips. PROVENANCE: Larry Baer Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very good, pistol retains 80% blue finish with speckling overall. Slide has slight muzzle wear, spring housing has 50% blue, military proof clear on left side of frame. HP proofed bbl. Grips are very good, with sharp checkering, few mars. A very good example of a WWI Colt 1911. 49428-18 TEP C&R (2,000-3,000) – Lot 1282

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1283
Revised: 9/18/2015

Please Note: Correct terminology is of course “Military” not “Government”.

*COLT 1911 GOVERNMENT MODEL PISTOL. WORLD WAR I VINTAGE.

SN 292377. Cal. .45 ACP, 5″ bbl, blue finish, checkered walnut grips. World War I vintage 1911 with polished blue finish. Slide shows standard marking for period of manufacture with an “H” proof above firing pin slot. Inside of slide shows multiple letter and number proofs. Blued bbl shows “H” & “P” proofs at rear end. Frame is marked “UNITED STATES PROPERTY” on left side with a “JMG” proof above mag release. Right side of frame shows SN above trigger. Top flat of frame in front of hammer shows “G” & “H” proofs with an “8” stamped on forward right flat. Magazine is two-toned with a lanyard loop in base and is correct. PROVENANCE: Shipped to Springfield Armory on 5/9/1918 in a shipment of 3,600 guns. CONDITION: Fine. Slide retains 85% brush blue finish with muzzle wear and high point wear, a few scratches and some slight staining. Bore is dirty with strong rifling. Bbl retains 30% blue. Frame retains 90% brushed blue finish with high point wear at front and some thinning on forestrap and spring housing. Spring housing has turned somewhat plum color. Trigger, takedown pin, safety catch, and hammer show 90% blue with some slight scratching. Grips are very good with some high point wear and a few dents. Magazine is good with 20% blue and some staining overall. A very nice example of a World War I era 1911 Colt. 49616-15 TEP C&R (4,000-5,000) – Lot 1283

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1284
Revised: 9/18/2015

Please Note: Correct terminology is of course “Military” not “Government”.

*COLT 1911 GOVERNMENT MODEL PISTOL.

SN 228457. Cal. .45 ACP. 5″ bbl, blue finish. Diamond checkered walnut grips. PROVENANCE: Larry Baer Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine, pistol retains 80% brush military blue blending into patina on top of slide, muzzle wear at the front of the slide, patina on grip strap and spring housing. HP proofed bbl. Magazine is correct type. This is a very nice example of a WWI Military Colt 1911. 49428-48 TEP C&R (3,000-4,000) – Lot 1284

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1285
Revised: 9/18/2015

Please Note: Correct terminology is of course “Military” not “Government”.

*COLT 1911 GOVERNMENT MODEL PISTOL.

SN 237320. Cal. .45 ACP. 5″ bbl, blue finish. Diamond checkered wood grips. CONDITION: Very good, retains 80% frame blue, 50% thinning slide blue. This is a very good example of a WWI production Colt 1911 with high polish finish, shipped to Springfield Armory on 2-15-1918. 49433-150 TEP C&R (3,500-5,000) – Lot 1285

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1286
Revised: 9/18/2015

Please Note: Correct terminology is of course “Military” not “Government”.

*COLT 1911 GOVERNMENT MODEL PISTOL WITH HOLSTER.

SN 222806. Cal. .45 ACP. 5″ bbl, blue finish, checkered walnut grips. CONDITION: Overall light gray patina with some traces of cold blue, all markings are clear, grips are replacements. Holster is very good, with a 1917 inspector mark and a clear US on the flap. Honest WWII 1911. 49253-4 TEP C&R (1,500-2,500) – Lot 1286

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1287
Revised: 9/18/2015

Please Note: Correct terminology is of course “Military” not “Government”.

*SCARCE COLT 1911 GOVERNMENT MODEL “BLACK ARMY” PISTOL WITH RARE GENERAL OFFICERS RUSSET BROWN US HOLSTER.

SN 494841. Cal. .45 ACP. 5″ bbl, brushed blue finish. Slide has standard markings on both sides, “United States Property” on left side of frame. SN in usual position on right side of frame. Original two tone magazine. Diamond checkered walnut grips. US General Officer issue holster. A clear “US” stamp on flap, US inspector mark J.J.M. 1918 stamped on holster under flap. CONDITION: Fine. Slide retains 95% of brush blue military finish with slight high point muzzle wear and high point wear at rear of slide. A few small scratches on top of slide. Bbl shows “HP” proof marks. Frame retains 95% brush blue. Finish is thinning somewhat on mainspring housing. Trigger and hammer show 90% brush blue finish. Grips are fine with sharp checkering and only a few slight handling marks. Holster is very fine with nice russet-brown finish. Here is a chance to purchase a “BLACK ARMY” General Officers rig that is WWI vintage, and very hard to find in this good of a condition. 49553-4 TEP C&R (5,000-8,000) – Lot 1287

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1288
Revised: 9/18/2015

Please Note: Correct terminology is of course “Military” not “Government”.

*COLT 1911 GOVERNMENT MODEL PISTOL WITH BELT AND HOLSTER.

SN 497038. Cal. .45 auto. 5″ bbl, blue finish, checkered plastic grips. CONDITION: This model is known as the black army because of the dark finish, the pistol retains 50% of the original finish. Muzzle wear on front of the slide, handle marks over all, grips are replacements. Holster is in very good condition with a 1917 inspectors mark, clear US on the flap, web belt is also in good condition. Shipped to supply officer 8th Cavalry, Marfa, TX, on 1/16/19. “Black Army’s” saw heavy service. 49253-3 TEP C&R (1,500-2,500) – Lot 1288

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1289
Revised: 9/18/2015

Please Note: Correct terminology is of course “Military” not “Government”.

*COLT 1911 GOVERNMENT MODEL PISTOL WITH HOLSTER.

SN 461158. Cal. .45 auto. 5″ bbl, blue finish, checkered walnut grips. CONDITION: 20-30% blue finish remains, backstrap and forestrap are bare, wood grips are replacements. Holster is in fine condition, with original leg strap, clear US mark on the flap. Honest entry level piece. 49253-2 TEP C&R (1,500-2,500) – Lot 1289

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1290
Revised: 9/18/2015

Please Note: Correct terminology is of course “Military” not “Government”.

*COLT 1911 A1 GOVERNMENT MODEL COMMERCIAL MILITARY PISTOL.

SN 865992. Cal. .45 ACP. Parkerized finish with 5″ bbl, Checkered plastic grips. G.H.D. inspected. US property marked. This pistol is one of the approximately 6,575 pistols removed from Commercial production and assigned to the military contract production. The Commercial SN was obliterated at the factory and a Military number was rolled in its place. Evidence of this alteration is visible on the frame. Top rear of frame is stamped with an “S”, signifying commercial and it has the machine cuts for the Schwartz Safety (none of those parts were ever installed). Originally this pistol has a matching numbered slide, also with Schwartz Safety cuts. See p. 48, U.S. MILITARY AUTOMATIC PISTOLS 1920 – 1945, Meadows. CONDITION: Very good. Overall, retainins 80 to 85%% Parkerized finish with high point wear on the slide. Mechanics are fine, bright bore. Plastic grips in very good condition. Good example of a rare gun. 49433-151 TEP C&R (3,500-5,000) – Lot 1290

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1291
Revised: 9/18/2015

Please Note: Correct terminology is of course “Military” not “Government”.

*VERY RARE COLT 1911-A1 GOVERNMENT MODEL PISTOL. 1938 PRODUCTION.

SN 712799. Cal. 45 ACP, 5″ bbl, brushed blue finish, checkered walnut grips. Colt produced only 1,296 pistols of this type for the Ordnance Dept. in 1938. Specimens are very hard to find. SN matches on frame and slide. Slide shows a Gothic “P” proof in front of rear sight. Inside of slide channel shows “G” & “8” proof marks. Bbl is marked “Colt .45 Auto” with a “P” proof. Frame shows a Gothic “P” proof on left side above mag release and a “H” proof under magazine release on left side indicating final inspection by Frederick W. Hauff, Chief Inspector of Ordnance at Colts. Left trigger guard bow shows a “P” inspector mark over “VP”. Right side of frame shows early “M1911A1 U.S.Army” mark. Right front trigger guard bow shows “#60” assembler’s number. Inside top flat of frame in front of hammer shows a “G” proof and initials “H.O.L.” in an oval which are provisional inspection initials. Correct two-tone magazine. CONDITION: Very fine. Slide retains 85% brushed military blue finish with some muzzle wear and high point wear. Some slight staining and loss of finish on right top of slide. Slide shows miniscule scratches and handling marks overall. Sights show high point wear. Frame retains 90% brushed military blue finish with some high point wear at front of frame, a scratch near takedown pin, and slight thinning on forestrap. Grip safety shows some high point wear at bottom. Mainspring housing also shows some high point wear. Trigger and hammer retain 95% blue finish. Magazine retains 50% blue with a clear temper mark. Walnut grips are very fine with only a few slight compression dents. A very fine example of a 1938 production Colt 1911 A-1 which is very difficult to find and very hard to improve upon. 49616-16 TEP C&R (3,000-4,000) – Lot 1291

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1292
Revised: 9/18/2015

Please Note: Correct terminology is of course “Military” not “Government”.

*RARE COLT 1911-A1 GOVERNMENT MODEL PISTOL IN NAVY SERIAL NUMBER RANGE.

SN 796796. Cal. .45 ACP, 5″ bbl, Parkerized finish, checkered plastic grips. Issued to U.S. Navy in 1942. Slide shows Gothic “P” proof in front of sight and a “G” proof inside slide. Slide shows a temper mark at front. All standard markings. Slide is SN’d “796796” under firing pin retainer. Bbl is blue and shows “COLT .45 AUTO” and “P” inspector marks. Frame shows a “WB” in a square above magazine release; “P” below magazine release. Frame has all standard markings. Frame shows “G” proof on inside top flat in front of hammer. Also, an “8”. Left front trigger guard bow shows a “M” inspector mark above “VP”. Right front trigger guard bow shows assembler number “60”. Magazine is blue with “C-S” stamped at forward edge of bottom plate. PROVENANCE: Pistol was shipped on 7/24/1942 to Naval Supply Depot, Oakland, Calif. in a shipment of 3,982 guns. CONDITION: Very good. Slide retains 80% dulling Parkerized finish with high point and muzzle wear and some slight staining. A few small scratches are evident. Clear temper mark. Frame shows 80% Parkerized finish with wear at front end and on high points. Front strap is thinning and grip safety is a mottled gray patina. Scratch at takedown pin. Hammer, trigger, and small parts retain 80% finish. Grips are very good with only a few slight dents. Magazine retains 80% blue finish. A very rare Navy issue 1911 A-1 that was obviously a replacement for pistols lost at Pearl Harbor. 49616-13 TEP (2,000-2,500) – Lot 1292

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1293
Revised: 9/18/2015

Please Note: Correct terminology is of course “Military” not “Government”.

*ITHACA 1911-A1 GOVERNMENT MODEL PISTOL MANUFACTURED BY ITHACA GUN COMPANY, ITHACA, NEW YORK.

SN 1469859. Cal. .45 ACP, 5″ bbl, Parkerized finish, checkered plastic grips. Ithaca manufactured a total 335,466 pistols under Government contract. Slide shows “Ithaca Gun Co.” mark rolled on left side and a “P” proof in front of rear sight and an Ordnance bomb proof above firing pin slot. Bbl has blue finish and has a “P” proof stamped on both sides of lug. Frame shows “FJA” inspector mark above magazine release and “P” proof below release. “UNITED STATES PROPERTY SN M1911-A1 US ARMY” on right side of frame. Right side trigger guard bow shows “5”. Right rear of frame has Ordnance mark in front of hammer. Magazine is full blue with no marks. CONDITION: Very fine. Slide retains 95% Parkerized finish with slight muzzle wear and high point wear on left side and rear. Slide marking is clearly struck. Frame retains 95% Parkerized finish with some high point wear at front and a scratch by takedown pin. Small parts retain 95% Parkerized finish. Grips are fine with sharp checkering and very few mars. Magazine is very fine and retains 95% blue finish. A very fine example of a 1944 production Ithaca 1911-A1. 49616-12 TEP C&R (2,000-2,500) – Lot 1293

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1294
Revised: 9/18/2015

Please Note: Correct terminology is of course “Military” not “Government”.

*COLT 1911 A1 GOVERNMENT MODEL PISTOL US ISSUE IN BROWN CARDBOARD BOX WITH KRAFT PAPER.

SN 1676794. Cal. 45 ACP 5″ bbl, Parkerized finish, checkered plastic grips. Brown cardboard box with Colt address and military label. PROVENANCE: Larry Baer Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Slide retains 90% Parkerized finish with high point wear and wear at muzzle and front sight. Bore is greasy but shows strong rifling. Frame retains 90% finish with a scratch mark by takedown pin and some high point wear at front of frame. “G.H.D.” inspector mark has been double struck. United States Property above SN on right side of frame. 95% finish on trigger and hammer. Correct full blue magazine. Grips are fine with few apparent mars or dents. Box is fine with clear label on top and Kraft packing paper. This is a fine WWII vintage Colt 1911 A1 pistol in a box that was shipped to Government. 49428-3 TEP C&R (1,500-2,500) – Lot 1294

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1295
Revised: 9/18/2015

Please Note: Correct terminology is of course “Military” not “Government”.

*UNIQUE COLT 1911-A1 PRE-NATIONAL MATCH GOVERNMENT MODEL PISTOL WITH TWO-TONE FINISH, NICKEL AND BLUE SHIPPED TO CAMP PERRY.

SN C160887. Cal. .45ACP, 5″ bbl, two-tone nickel and blue finish, checkered walnut grips. Orig blue finish on slide, bbl, trigger, hammer, spring tube, takedown pin, safety latch, magazine release, grip safety, and spring housing. Orig nickel finish on frame, bbl bushing, and mainspring retainer plug. Slide shows standard Colt markings with SN in firing pin slot. “N” proof in side of slide. Bbl is stamped “COLT .45 AUTO MATCH” with a “MB” in a circle stamped on right side of bbl lug. Frame has Government model and SN clearly stamped on right side. Inspector number “1” on left front trigger guard bow over “VP”. Right trigger guard bow shows assembler number “60”. Walnut grips show some nice figure. Magazine is two-toned with a strong temper mark. PROVENANCE: Accompanying this pistol is a letter from Colt Factory historian M.S. Huber dated December 18, 1985 in which he confirms the two tone finish of this pistol and shows its shipment in a 25 gun order to Camp Perry National Matches, Camp Perry Ohio. For; Colt Patents Company Booth. The date of shipment was August 15, 1930, right in time for the national matches in an order of 25 pistols. Colt Factory order # 18398/25. CONDITION: Very fine. Slide retains 85% mirror finish Colt blue with slight muzzle wear and high point wear. A few slight scratches on either side and one larger scratch on top in front of rear sight. All markings are correct for period. Bore is bright with strong rifling, bbl retains 90% blue. Frame retains 95% orig nickel finish with some slight scratching on front of frame and on forestrap. Bbl bushing and mainspring plug retain 90% nickel finish with some flaking. Trigger, magazine release, spring tube, takedown pin, safety catch, hammer, grip safety, and mainspring housing retain 95% bright blue finish with only slight scratching on side of hammer and trigger. Grips are fine with sharp checkering and only slight handling marks. Magazine is very fine with 95% bright blue finish and a vivid temper mark. An opportunity to obtain a very early pre-National Match Colt 1911 A-1 that was sent to Camp Perry to promote the new model pistol that was released in 1932. 49616-18 TEP C&R (8,000-12,000) – Lot 1295

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1296
Revised: 9/18/2015

Please Note: Correct terminology is of course “Military” not “Government”.

*EARLY PRODUCTION COLT 1911-A1 GOVERNMENT MODEL PISTOL CALIBER 38 SUPER IN AN ORIGINAL COLT MAROON BOX. WITH INSTRUCTION SHEET AND WRAPPING PAPER.

SN 761. Cal. .38 SUPER. 5″ bbl, blue finish, checkered walnut grips. A very early example of a Colt 38 Super pistol in an orig Colt box. SN 761 clearly marked on frame and rear of slide. “S” inspector mark on inside top flat of frame in front of hammer. Colt inspector # 1 on left front trigger guard bow and assembler # 20 on right front of trigger guard bow. Two-tone magazine with “.38 Auto Colt” on end plate. All other features are standard as made by Colt. Box is maroon in color with minor loss on lid. Good end label marked “Super .38”. #761 is barely visible written in pencil on bottom of box. Box contains Colt instruction sheet and wrapping paper. Lid has Colt advertisement in English and Spanish. CONDITION: Very fine. Slide retains 95% mirror polish blue with slight muzzle wear on left side and slight high point wear on right side of muzzle, on front sight, and on rear sight. Some very light scratch marks are evident. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Frame retains 98% mirror blue finish with slight high point wear at front end and a very slight scratch on left side below takedown pin. Hammer and trigger retain 90% bright blue with slight scratch marks. Walnut grips are very fine with very sharp checkering and only one slight impression dent on right grip. Magazine is fine with a clear temper mark and some loss of finish on bottom plate. A very fine example of a Colt 1911 A-1 .38 Super pistol in an orig Colt box. Extremely difficult to improve upon. 49616-19 TEP C&R (6,000-8,000) – Lot 1296

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1297
Revised: 9/18/2015

Please Note: Correct terminology is of course “Military” not “Government”.

*COLT 1911 GOVERNMENT MODEL PISTOL CIVILIAN ISSUE IN COLT BOX WITH PAPERWORK AND KRAFT PAPER.

SN C 99161. Cal. 45 5″ bbl, blue finish, checkered walnut stocks, maroon-colored Colt box with Colt paperwork and wrapping paper. Included is a box of 20 .45 Cal cartridges. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Phil A. Bleakney, Jr. CONDITION: Fine. Slide retains 90% high polished blue with muzzle wear and high point wear. Some staining on top of slide and some scratches on left side of slide near takedown pin. Bore is frosty with strong rifling. Frame retains 90% blue with a scratch near takedown pin, some thinning of forestrap. Finish drifting to brown patina on spring housing and grip safety. Hammer and trigger retain 90% blue with some scratching. Grips are fine with sharp checkering and very few mars. Magazine is correct. Box is very good maroon with blue end label and traces of “Government Model Label”. Includes Colt paperwork and Kraft wrapping paper. Lid and bottom of box printed with Colt logo. Lid has broken corner on right side. No number visible on bottom of box. Cartridge box has arsenal label and open end. This is a very nice Commercial M1911 Colt. 49059-188 TEP C&R (3,000-5,000) – Lot 1297

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1298
Revised: 9/18/2015

Please Note: Correct terminology is of course “Military” not “Government”.

*COLT 1911 GOVERNMENT MODEL PISTOL COMMERCIAL ISSUE IN BOX.

SN C 97107. Cal. 45 ACP. 5″ bbl, blue finish, diamond checkered walnut grips. Maroon-colored box with paperwork and Kraft paper. PROVENANCE: Larry Baer Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Slide retains 90% blue with slight muzzle wear and some thinning and speckling on top of slide. Slight high point wear on rear sight and rear slide. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Frame retains 90% blue with a slight scratch near takedown pin and some thinning of blue on mainspring housing. Hammer and trigger retain 90% blue with a slight scratch on right side of hammer. Magazine is correct type. Grips are fine with very few mars. Box is maroon-colored with blue end label. Box contains Colt paperwork, and Kraft wrapping paper, also Colt labels on inside of lid and bottom of box. Box is in fine condition; no number on bottom. 49428-16 TEP C&R (3,000-4,000) – Lot 1298

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1299
Revised: 9/18/2015

Please Note: Correct terminology is of course “Military” not “Government”.

*COLT 1911 A-1 GOVERNMENT MODEL PISTOL.

SN 255368-C. Cal. .45 ACP. 5″ bbl, blue finish. Checkered wood grips. CONDITION: Very good condition with 80-85% blue overall. Wear on on the forestrap and main spring housing. This pistol has been professionally modified into a match grade gun, changes include; NM bbl, NM bushing, adjustable aluminum trigger, partridge front sight with matching rear sight, flat main spring housing. This pistol has been converted into a fine match target gun. 49433-146 TEP C&R (2,500-4,000) – Lot 1299

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1300
Revised: 9/18/2015

Please Note: Correct terminology is of course “Military” not “Government”.

*COLT 1911 GOVERNMENT MODEL PISTOL CIVILIAN ISSUE IN BOX WITH PAPERS.

SN C131074. Cal. 45 ACP. 5″ bbl, blue finish, checkered walnut grips, maroon-colored box with paperwork and tissue paper. Box has Colt label on inside of lid, blue end label, no number on bottom. PROVENANCE: Larry Baer Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Slide retains 95% blue with slight muzzle wear and a few small scratches near ejector port. Very little high point wear. Bore is frosty with visible rifling. Frame retains 95% blue finish with a slight scratch by takedown pin, and slight fading on mainspring housing. Hammer and trigger retain 95% blue with slight scratches, correct magazine, grips are fine with sharp checkering and very few mars. Box is very good, and is dark purple. Box has label on inside of lid. Box has one broken corner on top of lid. There is no number on bottom of box. A very nice early Commercial M “1911”. 49428-2 TEP C&R (2,000-3,000) – Lot 1300

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1301
Revised: 9/18/2015

Please Note: Correct terminology is of course “Military” not “Government”.

*COLT 1911-A1 GOVERNMENT MODEL PISTOL COMMERCIAL ISSUE.

SN C177641. Cal. .45 ACP. 5″ bbl, blue finish, checkered walnut stock. Slide shows standard markings for this model at the time of production. Bbl shows “Colt .45 Auto” stamped on left side of breech. Frame shows “Government Model” over SN on right side. “S” inspector mark on top flat in front of hammer. Trigger, takedown pin, safety catch and hammer are finely checkered. Mainspring housing is coarsely checkered. Grips are finely checkered walnut. Magazine is two-tone with “Colt .45 Auto” marked on base plate. CONDITION: Very fine to excellent as professionally refinished. Slide retains 99% blue with only some slight staining on the left side. Markings are sharp. Bbl retains 99% blue. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Frame retains 99% blue with only a slight scratch near the takedown pin. All markings are sharp. Grips are fine with sharp checkering and few abrasions. Magazine is two-tone with 90% blue remaining. A very nice Colt 1911-A1 commercial that has been completely restored to almost new condition. 49583-15 TEP C&R (1,000-2,000) – Lot 1301

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1302
Revised: 9/18/2015

Please Note: The correct terminology is of course “Commercial” not “Government”. Also the correct serial number is 15784-NM.

*COLT 1911-A1 GOVERNMENT MODEL NATIONAL MATCH PISTOL.

SN 15784. Cal. .45 ACP. 5″ bbl, blue finish. Checkered walnut grips with medallions. PROVENANCE: Larry Baer Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine, pistol retains 90% blue finish with minor scratches and slight high point wear. Top of slide is matte finish with Elliason adjustable rear sight. Bbl marked Colt .45 auto NM. Trigger is adjustable aluminum. Forestrap and spring housing are grooved. Grips are very good with one compression mark on left grip. Very nice Colt National Match. 49428-1 TEP (1,500-2,500) – Lot 1302

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1304
Revised: 9/18/2015

Please Note: Correct terminology is of course “Commercial” not “Government”.

*RARE COLT 1911-A1 GOVERNMENT MODEL PISTOL IN 38 SUPER CALIBER WITH FAT BARREL.

SN 80959. Cal. .38 Super, 5″ bbl, blue finish, checkered plastic grips with Colt medallion embossed. Produced in 1950, this variation is called a “Fat Barrel” because surplus .45 cal bbls were used that had a larger outside diameter than regular .38 bbl. Slide shows standard markings. with no visible proof marks, Top of slide has a matte finish. Sights are of Patridge-type. Bbl is marked on top “SUPER .38 AUTO”. Frame shows a “Q” inspector mark on left front trigger guard bow and “0” assembler mark on right front trigger guard bow. “8” is stamped on top flat of frame in front of hammer. Magazine is full blue with fluted sides and bottom plate with Rampant Colt logo and “COLT SUPER .38 AUTO” stamped. CONDITION: Fine. Slide retains 90% bright blue on side flats with only slight high point wear and a couple of small scratches. Matte finish shows some slight handling marks. Bore is bright with sharp rifling and a couple of stains. Frame retains 95% bright blue with some high point wear and a few scratches. Slight scratch at takedown pin. Grips are very fine with a clear Rampant Colt logo and sharp checkering. Magazine retains 95% blue with only slight high point wear. A hard to find variation of a post-war .38 super. 49616-21 TEP C&R (1,200-1,500) – Lot 1304

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1312
Revised: 9/26/2015

Please Note: Believed to be factory restored.

*COLT PYTHON DOUBLE ACTION REVOLVER IN ORIGINAL BOX.

SN E 54916. Cal. .357 Mag. 2-1/2″ bbl, nickel finish. Checkered walnut grips with Colt medallions. Comes with original box and papers. PROVENANCE: Larry Baer Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent, almost new. No evidence of being fired. Adjustable rear sight, ramp front sight. Grips are in excellent condition. Box end label confirms features. Very nice nearly new in box Python. 49428-6 TEP (2,000-3,000) – Lot 1312

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1315
Revised: 10/9/2015

Please Note: Believed to be factory restored.

*COLT PYTHON DOUBLE ACTION REVOLVER WITH CHECKERED WALNUT GRIPS.

SN 51505E. Cal. .357 Magnum, 2-1/2″ bbl, blue finish, checkered walnut stocks. Bbl has ventilated rib. Top strap and rib are matte finish and have adjustable target sights. All markings are standard for time of production. SN on frame and crane match. Grips have gold Colt medallions. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 99% blue finish with only slight plumming on ejector rod housing. Bore is frosty with strong rifling. Cyl retains 99% bright blue with only a slight drag mark. Frame retains 99% bright blue with some plumming of finish and a few tiny scratches. Trigger retains 98% blue turning plum. Hammer retains 90% blue turning plum. Grips are very fine with sharp checkering, fine medallions, and very slight handling marks. A very fine short bbl Colt Python that would be hard to improve upon. 49616-4 TEP (1,500-1,800) – Lot 1315

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1316
Revised: 9/26/2015

Please Note: Believed to be factory restored.

*COLT PYTHON DOUBLE ACTION REVOLVER IN ORIGINAL BOX.

SN 12519. Cal. .357 Mag. 4″ bbl, nickel finish. Checkered walnut grips with Colt medallions. With original box and papers. PROVENANCE: Larry Baer Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine to excellent, revolver retains 99% nickel finish with only slight handling marks in some areas. Fired very little. Adjustable rear sight, ramp front sight. Matte finish on top of frame and bbl. Checkered walnut grips with Colt medallions in very good condition with a few small dents on the butt end of the grip. Box end label confirms features. A nice early gun, hard to improve upon. 49428-45 TEP C&R (2,000-3,000) – Lot 1316

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1318
Revised: 9/26/2015

Please Note: Believed to be factory restored.

*COLT PYTHON DOUBLE ACTION REVOLVER IN ORIGINAL BOX.

SN 25223. Cal. .357 Mag. 4″ bbl, blue finish. Checkered wood grips with Colt medallions. PROVENANCE: Larry Baer Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent nearly new in box. No evidence of being fired. No apparent scratches. Adjustable rear sight, ramp front sight. Grips are nearly new and appear to be fruit wood. Box contains original papers and Kraft wrapping paper. Box end label confirms features. Difficult to improve upon. 49428-8 TEP (2,000-3,000) – Lot 1318

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1330
Revised: 9/18/2015

Please Note: This item is Antique not Modern, as such it is not subject to being registered via ATF.

SMITH & WESSON NEW MODEL NUMBER THREE TARGET REVOLVER.

SN 33286. Cal. 44 Russian. 6-1/2″ bbl, blue finish. Checkered hard rubber grips.SN’s match on bbl, cylinder and frame. CONDITION: Fine, bbl retains 80% blue finish blending with pleasing brown patina, slight muzzle wear and some scratching on left side. Bbl address is sharp. Bore is fine with bright sharp rifling. Cylinder retains 50% blue blending to a pleasing plum patina. Good chambers. Frame retains 80% bright blue with high point wear behind hammer and brown patina on the grip straps. Trigger guard retains 20% case color in protected areas. Hammer retains 90% case color, vivid on right side. Grips are fine, with only slight wear. Mechanics function perfectly. A very fine New Model #3 target revolver that could benefit from further research. 49548-6 TEP C&R (3,000-5,000) – Lot 1330

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1331
Revised: 9/18/2015

Please Note: This item is Antique not Modern, as such it is not subject to being registered via ATF.

SMITH & WESSON NEW MODEL NUMBER THREE TARGET REVOLVER.

SN 32005. Cal. 32-44. 6-1/2″ bbl, nickel finish. Checkered hard rubber grips. Target sights. SN’s match on bbl, cylinder and frame. Revolver is accompanied by a letter from Smith & Wesson historian Roy Jinks confirming caliber and special individual order, delivered to H. K. Stillwell on December 17th, 1903. CONDITION: Very fine to excellent. Bbl retains 95% nickel finish with only slight muzzle wear and a few minor stain marks, slight denting on bbl lug. Address is sharp, cal. marking is sharp. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Front and rear sight retain 90% blue. Cylinder retains 95% nickel with some flaking and high point wear, slight drag mark. Chambers are excellent. Frame retains 95% nickel, with very little loss of finish, slight handling marks overall. Trigger guard retains 50% case color with vivid color in protected areas. Hammer retains 75% vivid case color with scratching on right side. Grips are fine with sharp checkering and a few minor handling marks. Mechanics function perfectly. A very fine S&W #3 Target in a very rare cal. 49548-4 TEP C&R (3,000-5,000) – Lot 1331

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1335
Revised: 10/2/2015

Great News: This is Antique.

SMITH & WESSON .38 WINCHESTER DOUBLE ACTION REVOLVER WITH MOTHER OF PEARL GRIPS.

SN 2. Cal. 38-40. 6-1/2″ bbl, blue finish. Mother of pearl grips. SN’s match on bbl, cylinder and frame. Revolver is accompanied by a letter from S&W historian Roy Jinks, confirming bbl length, finish and hard rubber grips. Shipment was on August 22nd, 1901, to Wm. Read & Sons, Boston, Mass. CONDITION: Very good, bbl retains 50% bright blue in protected areas with balance turning a pleasing plum/brown patina. Bbl address is sharp. Bore bright with strong rifling, with a slight ring about 1″ from the muzzle. Cylinder retains 50% bright blue drifting into a pleasing plum patina, strong blue in flute, drag mark at rear cylinder, high point wear. Frame shows 50% blue blending into brown patina with plum/brown patina on grip straps. Hammer and trigger show 75% case color. Pearl grips are replacements and fit well. Action works perfectly. A very rare S&W double action with only 276 of this type made. 49548-8 TEP C&R (4,000-6,000) – Lot 1335

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1345
Revised: 10/2/2015

Please Note: This is not C&R, it is Modern.

*FACTORY ENGRAVED SMITH & WESSON MODEL 49 DOUBLE ACTION REVOLVER.

SN J836407. Cal. .38 special. 2″ bbl, blue finish. Smooth walnut grips with S&W medallions, class “C” engraved. Pinned bbl frame. CONDITION: 99% blue finish overall with few mars or scratches. Shrouded hammer. Engraving is minimal coverage but very well executed. Strong case hardening on the trigger. Grips are like new. Contained in the original Smith & Wesson blue box with all features listed on the end label. 49433-130 TEP (3,500-5,000) – Lot 1345

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1356
Revised: 9/18/2015

Please Note: Typographical Error. Should read 2 3/4″ chamber not 2 1/4″.

HIGH ORIGINAL CONDITION REMINGTON MODEL 1882 HAMMER GUN.

SN 4673. 10 Ga. 30″ laminated steel bbls. 2-1/4″ chambers. Choked: FULL/FULL. Full length laminated steel rib with brass front bead, marked “E. REMINGTON & SONS ILION, N.Y” with doll’s head extension. Double triggers, extractors, no safety. Full pistol grip buttstock with 14″ LOP over full steel buttplate. Buttstock checkered in classic 2-point pattern. Splinter forearm with Deeley release and teardrop ebony tip, checkered in 2-point pattern. Completely unmarked frame is case hardened. According to our consignor’s notes, this is a Grade 2 though the water table is not marked as to grade. Weight: 8 lb 13 oz. PROVENANCE: The Estate of B.E. “Andy” Anderson. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbls retain nearly all of their high orig contrast black and white laminated patterns with a few light handling marks and light muzzle wear. Receiver retains 85-90% org case color, starting to tone on bottom and high points. Trigger guard retains 40-50% orig case color, mostly toned but still present and visible. Forearm metal shows traces of orig case color. Top lever retains nearly all of its orig case color, just starting to tone. Buttstock and forearm retain most of their orig varnish. Checkering is sharp throughout with a few handling marks. Buttplate has turned gray. Mechanics are excellent. Bores are bright and shiny with minor orange peel. A rare Remington in this condition. 49531-62 JSL151 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 1356

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1372
Revised: 9/18/2015

Please Note: This item is Antique not Modern, as such it is not subject to being registered via ATF.

SCARCE REMINGTON 1894 DE GRADE KNOWN AS “THE SWAN GUN”.

SN 107965. 12 Ga. 30″ “Legia” pattern Damascus bbls. Choked: MOD/MOD. Flat, matted, and tapered rib with single bead, third bite extension, ejectors and double triggers. Maker’s name and address are on the bbls. Receiver is beautifully engraved with about 70% coverage, extremely fine foliate arabesque patterns with the maker’s name in a ribbon on each side. Floorplate has a wonderful vignette of a swan and mallard, which is where the name of this gun comes from. Wood is streaky marble cake French walnut with full checkered splinter forearm and semi-pistol grip stock with raised spear point checkered side panels and extensive checkering over the wrist and is 14-1/2″ over a Larry Del Grego solid red pad. There is a silver oval initial plate on the bottom. This exact shotgun is pictured on pp. 160/61 in Remington Dbl Shotguns, Semmer. Weight: 7 lbs. 9.7 oz. PROVENANCE: The Estate of B.E. “Andy” Anderson. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Bbls retain 90-95% orig light brown Damascus patterns with light muzzle edge wear, a thin area over the forearm and a couple of minor nicks and dings. Receiver and floorplate retain 60-65% faded case colors, strong in the sheltered areas, with the balance turning silver. Wood is sound with the forearm showing moderate wear and some dark oil staining toward the rear end and a couple of chips from the edges of the bbl channels. Stock has some minor chipping around the receiver and back of the top tang with usual handling and use marks and retains most of fine professionally restored finish. Mechanics are fine. Bright shiny bores with a few scattered spots of pitting. 49531-78 JSL114 C&R (7,500-12,500) – Lot 1372

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1376
Revised: 10/1/2015

Please Note: Typographical error in title, should read “1894” not “1984”.

*NEAR MINT REMINGTON 1894 AE GRADE.

SN 130485. 12 Ga. 28″ Damascus bbls. 2-3/4″ chambers. Choke: IMP CYL/IMP MOD. Full length matted rib with steel front bead faintly marked “REMINGTON ARMS CO ILION NY USA”. Double triggers, automatic ejectors, automatic safety. Full pistol grip stock with 14-1/8″ LOP over Remington Arms Co hard rubber monogrammed and checkered butt. Splinter forearm with Curtis release with 3-point checkering. Buttstock with classic 2-point checkering pattern. Unengraved receiver with “REMINGTON ARMS CO” stamped on both right and left sides. Weight: 6 lb 12 oz. PROVENANCE: The Estate of B.E. “Andy” Anderson. CONDITION: Extraordinarily fine. Bbls retain nearly all of their bold orig Damascus pattern, just starting to tone, with a few light handling marks. Receiver retains 98-99% bright orig case color, just starting to tone with minute high point edge wear. Trigger guard bow and tang retain nearly all their orig case color. Forearm iron with traces of orig case color. Stocks are sound and retain 95-98% bright orig varnish with light handling marks throughout. Mechanics are excellent. Brilliant shiny bores. A beautiful near mint gun. 49531-77 JSL120 C&R (1,500-2,500) – Lot 1376

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1383
Revised: 9/18/2015

Please Note: Correct Serial Numbers are SN: S-350626V/S-350627X/S-350628J/S-350629H.

*REMINGTON 870-SD FOUR GUN SET.

SN 350626V/350627X/350628J/350629H. Cal. 12 GA, 20 GA, 28 GA, .410 GA. Full length low profile ventilated and matted rib with steel mid beads with white plastic front beads. Capped full pistol grip buttstock checkered in three point pattern with gold shields near toe and white lined Remington black plastic buttplates. Forearms are nicely checkered in near full coverage pattern with ribbon and diamond in center. Receivers are lightly scroll engraved as are breech end of bbls and trigger guard bows. CONDITION: Excellent overall, retaining most original metal finish with light handling marks in stock, 20 GA gun with several divots towards toe otherwise they are very nice. 49417-39 JSL235 (8,000-12,000) – Lot 1383

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1390
Revised: 9/23/2015

Please Note: Additional Information: Caliber is .22 Long Rifle.

*KIMBER MODEL 82 BOLT ACTION RIFLE WITH SCOPE.

SN 3444. 22″ bbl, blue finish. Checkered walnut stock. Leupold 6.5-20x variable power scope. Spare 10 rnd magazine. PROVENANCE: Rod Fuller Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine overall, bbl retains 90% blue, with some scratch marks on the right side of bbl and slight muzzle wear. Bore is dark with strong rifling. Receiver retains 95% bright blue, bolt handle retains 90% bright blue. Bottom metal retains 95% bright blue. Scope optics are clear. Stock is in very good condition, checkered pistol grip with steel cap, checkered forend sling swivel studs and checkered steel buttplate. 49291-32 TEP (600-1,000) – Lot 1390

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1399
Revised: 10/2/2015

Please Note: This is a Modern gun.

WEATHERBY MARK V BOLT ACTION RIFLE WITH MONTE CARLO STOCK.

SN 26219. Cal. 300 Weatherby Magnum, 24″ bbl, Blue finish, checkered pistol grip, walnut stock with cheekpiece, sling swivel studs, pistol grip cap with white insert, rosewood forend cap, and red Weatherby buttcap. No provision for bbl sights. PROVENANCE: Rod Fuller Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains strong blue finish with slight muzzle wear and slight handling marks and scratches. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Receiver retains strong bright blue with a matted top. Slight high point wear. Scope mount holes are unplugged. Bolt is fluted and handle retains generous amount of blue. Bottom metal retains considerable amount of blue with some staining on floorplate. Stock is very good with only a few slight handling marks. Checkering is sharp. Sling studs are good. Buttpad is very good. A very nice German made Weatherby Mark V. 49291-33 TEP (800-1,200) – Lot 1399

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1401
Revised: 10/3/2015

Please Note: Small amount of pitting on bolt with re-jewel over top.

*WINCHESTER MODEL 70 SUPER GRADE AFRICAN BOLT ACTION RIFLE PRE-64.

SN 365687. Cal. .458 WIN.MAG. 25″ heavy bbl, blue finish, checkered highly figured stock. PROVENANCE: William Henkel Collection. CONDITION: Fine, bbl retains 95% blue turning plum at forend. Bright bore with strong rifling. Adjustable rear express sight. Receiver retains 90% matte blue finish with a few scratches on rear ring. Bolt, extractor and mag follower are engined turned. Bolt handle retains 70% blue/brown. Bottom metal retains 90% blue with a couple of scratches. Stock is very good, showing 90% orig finish and a few handling marks. Checkered pistol grip and forend, steel pistol grip cap, ebony forend cap, Winchester red buttpad, Winchester quick detach sling swivels, front swivel is attached to bbl. Very fine Winchester big game model 70. 49394-29 TEP (3,000-5,000) – Lot 1401

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1413
Revised: 10/3/2015

Please Note: Stock has crack at rear top tang, approximately 3″ along top centerline.

*WINCHESTER MODEL 70 STANDARD GRADE BIG GAME BOLT ACTION RIFLE PRE-64.

SN 194039. Cal. 375 H&H Magnum, 25″ heavy bbl, blue finish, Two Leaf rear sight, front ramp sight, engine-turned bolt, Winchester sling swivels, and red Winchester buttpad. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl shows strong blue with slight muzzle wear and some scratching on forward end. Sights are good. Bore is frosty with strong rifling. Receiver retains a considerable amount of matte blue finish with high point wear. Scope holes are unplugged. Bottom metal retains strong blue finish with floorplate turning somewhat plum. Bolt handle shows strong blue finish. Stock is very good with sharp checkering and only a few mars and dents. Winchester buttpad is very good. A very nice Winchester M 70 big game hunting rifle. 49417-76 TEP C&R (2,000-3,000) – Lot 1413

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1425
Revised: 9/29/2015

Please Note: There is no serial # on bolt of this rifle.

*WINCHESTER MODEL 70 STANDARD GRADE RIFLE PRE 64.

SN 28999. Cal. .250-3000 Savage. 24″ bbl, blue finish. Checkered walnut stock. PROVENANCE: William Henkel Collection. CONDITION: Fine, bbl retains 95% original blue with some spotting. Receiver retains 98% matte blue finish. Floor plate and trigger guard retain 98% blue finish. Steel buttplate retains 98% blue finish. Bore is very good with strong rifling. Stocks show 95% original finish with only a few minor handling marks. Winchester quick detached sling swivels. Very nice Pre 64 model 70 in a great and rare caliber. 49394-32 TEP C&R (1,500-2,000) – Lot 1425

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1489
Revised: 10/3/2015

Please Note: There is a slight flare at the extreme muzzle end of the right barrel.

*WINCHESTER MODEL 21 DELUXE SKEET.

SN 19517. Cal. 12 GA. 26″ bbls, 2-3/4″ chambers. Choked: WS1/WS2. Full length matted rib with steel mid bead and red plastic front bead. Single selective trigger, automatic ejectors, non-automatic safety. Capped full pistol grip buttstock checkered in three point pattern with checkered side panels and 12-7/8″ LOP from rear position single trigger over Winchester red pad. Gold oval in stock engraved “L.G.DuPuy”. Beavertail forearm with roll type release checkered in five point pattern. Unengraved receiver marked “Deluxe Skeet” on bottom. WEIGHT: 7 lbs. 9 oz. CONDITION: Excellent, bbls retain 85-90% older restored blue finish with a few light scratches and handling marks. Receiver retains 85-90% older restored dark blue finish. Buttstock and forearm are excellent and retain most of an older professionally restored finish. Mechanics are excellent, bores are bright and shiny. 49590-1 JSL216 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 1489

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1512
Revised: 10/3/2015

Great News: This gun will letter as a Midas Grade!

*BROWNING MIDAS GRADE BROADWAY TRAP.

SN 2113 S9. Cal. 12 Ga. 32″ bbls. 2-3/4″ chambers. Choked: MOD/FULL. Full length matted Broadway low profile ventilated rib with twin “certifiable pre-ban ivory” beads. Gold plated single selective trigger, automatic ejectors, non-automatic safety. Stock is FKST configuration, 14-1/4″ LOP over red serrated “KICKEEZ” pad with small black spacer. Trap forend, checkered in standard Midas 3-point checkering pattern. Buttstock checkered in standard Midas pattern with point and leaf pattern through grip. Receiver fully and finely scroll and floral engraved and gold inlaid. Left side with 3 pheasant in gold surrounded by fancy gold line work. Bottom of frame with quail in flight in gold. Right side of frame with 3 ducks in flight in marsh scene, also surrounded by gold. Overall this gun is exquisitely engraved with beautiful shading in background of scroll throughout. Trigger guard bow fully engraved with shield that is absent of initials. No engraver signature noted.Weight: 8 lb 6 oz. PROVENANCE: The Collection of Robert Burg. Special Note: This item contains or is made of ivory. Do not bid on this lot unless you have read and agreed to our "Ivory Position Statement" and the "Waiver of Legal and Financial Risk to James D. Julia in regards to your Purchase of an Ivory Object." This information is located in the front section of our catalog. CONDITION: Extremely fine, near new. Retaining 98-99% orig blued finish to bbls, frame, trigger guard and forearm iron. Buttstock and forearm both excellent with minor handling marks. Finish on left side of buttstock, though vibrant, has turned slightly cloudy but does not detract from gun. Mechanics are excellent. Bores bright and shiny. Beautiful high art Superposed trap gun. 49503-49 JSL90 IVORY (5,000-8,000) – Lot 1512

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1522
Revised: 10/1/2015

Please Note: This is a skeet gun and the barrel markings reflect this.

*BROWNING GRADE I SUPERPOSED 28 GAUGE.

SN 1380F6. Cal. 28 GA. 26-3/8″ bbls, 2-3/4″ chambers. Choked: IMP CYL/IMP CYL. Full length matted low profile ventilated rib with steel front bead. Gold plated single selective trigger, automatic ejectors, non-automatic safety. Stock is RKLT configuration checkered in two point pattern with 14-15/16″ LOP over Pachmayr white lined pad. Round nosed forearm checkered in two point pattern on sides, engraved in standard Grade I pattern with light floral and scroll engraving. WEIGHT: 6 lbs. 12 oz. CONDITION: Excellent, bbls retain 95% orig blued finish with light handling marks. Receiver retains 85-90% orig blued finish with high point edge wear. Trigger guard retains 60% orig blued finish mostly on bow, tang has toned. Buttstock and forend have crazed with craquelure and retain 85-90% orig varnish with light handling marks throughout. Mechanics are excellent, bores are bright and shiny. 49417-63 JSL231 (2,500-3,500) – Lot 1522

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1525
Revised: 10/1/2015

Please Note: Stock and forend have been refinished.

*EARLY BROWNING SUPERPOSED GRADE 1 20 GAUGE.

SN 911. 20 ga. 28″ bbls. 2-3/4″ chambers. CHOKED: Mod/Full. Full length matted raised top rib with “certifiable pre-ban ivory” mid bead and red plastic front bead. Single selective trigger, auto ejectors, non automatic safety. Stock is RKLT configuration checkered in 2-pt pattern with 13-5/8″ LOP over serrated lined HRBP. Forearm is checkered in 3-pt pattern. Receiver is lightly scroll and floral engraved in standard Grade 1 pattern. WEIGHT: 6 lbs 7 oz. Special Note: This item contains or is made of ivory. Do not bid on this lot unless you have read and agreed to our "Ivory Position Statement" and the "Waiver of Legal and Financial Risk to James D. Julia in regards to your Purchase of an Ivory Object." This information is located in the front section of our catalog. CONDITION: Very good. Bbls retain 90-95% factory blued finish. Receiver retains 85-90% orig blue with high point edge wear and losses on form iron at bottom. Trigger guard retains about half of its orig blue as does forearm metal. Buttstock and forearm retain most of their factory finish. Checkering is mostly sharp, though lightly worn at knob with light handling marks throughout. Mechanics are excellent. Bore is bright and shiny. 49527-12 JSL271 C&R; IVORY (2,000-3,000) – Lot 1525

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1543
Revised: 9/18/2015

Please Note: Description in printed catalog is correct, however photos are incorrect.

*BRACE OF BROWNING GRADE 2 BSS IN 12 GA & 20 GA WITH SHIPPING BOXES.

SN 02844RP158/ 05140PX168. 1) 12 Ga. 26″ bbls. 3″ chambers. Choked: IMP CYL/MOD. Full length matted rib with steel front bead. Gold plated single selective trigger, automatic ejectors, automatic safety. Full knob pistol grip stock checkered in classic 2-point pattern with 14-1/4″ LOP over Browning black plastic buttplate. Beavertail forend with Deeley release, checkered in 2-point pattern on sides. Engraved in standard Grade 2 pattern, flying goose on left, flying pheasant on right, surrounded by light scroll. Bottom of frame with 2 dogs and light scroll and trigger guard with flying quail and light scroll. Browning shipping box which is not numbered to this gun. Weight: 7 lb 8 oz. 2) 20 Ga. 26″ bbls. 3″ chambers. Choked: CYL/MOD. Full length matted rib with steel front bead. Gold plated single selective trigger, automatic ejectors, automatic safety. Full knob pistol grip stock checkered in classic 2-point pattern with 14-1/8″ LOP over Browning black plastic buttplate. Beavertail forend with Deeley release, checkered in 2-point pattern on sides. Engraved in standard Grade 2 pattern, flying goose on left, flying pheasant on right, surrounded by light scroll. Bottom of frame with 2 dogs and light scroll and trigger guard with flying quail and light scroll. Orig shipping box. Weight: 6 lb 13 oz. PROVENANCE: The Estate of B.E. “Andy” Anderson. CONDITION: Extremely fine, near new. Both guns retain nearly all of their orig factory finishes. 12 ga gun with a few more light handling marks than the 20 ga gun. Both have likely been fired, but remain in near mint condition. There is a minor scratch in the finish on left side of the forearm on the 20 ga gun. Mechanics are excellent. Brilliant shiny bores. Boxes are excellent with light scuffs throughout. 49531-6, 49531-11, JSL158 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 1543

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1555
Revised: 9/18/2015

Please Note: Correct SN is 04549PY168

*BROWNING BSS GRADE 1 SPORTER WITH ORIGINAL BOX.

SN 04549. Cal. 20 Ga. 26″ bbls. 3″ chambers. Choked: IMP CYL/MOD. Full length matted rib with steel front bead. Gold plated single selective trigger, automatic ejectors, automatic safety. Straight grip, straight grain walnut stock with 14-1/4″ LOP over Browning hard plastic buttplate. Beavertail forearm with Deeley latch, checkered with 2-point pattern on sides. Buttstock checkered in 2-point pattern. Receiver engraved in standard Grade 1 pattern with scroll on sides and on top lever. Browning emblem on trigger guard bow. Orig shipping box. Weight: 6 lb 8 oz. PROVENANCE: The Estate of B.E. “Andy” Anderson. CONDITION: Extremely fine, near new. Bbls, receiver, trigger guard and forearm iron retain virtually all of their orig finish. Buttstock and forend are near mint. Buttplate is excellent. checkering is extremely crisp and near new. Mechanics are excellent. Brilliant shiny bore. Likely test fired only. Orig shipping box is excellent with minor scuffs. 49531-13 JSL156 (1,750-2,750) – Lot 1555

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1609
Revised: 9/18/2015

Please Note: This item is Antique not Modern, as such it is not subject to being registered via ATF.

*SCARCE PARKER BROS NO. 4 FRAME GRADE 3 HAMMER GUN.

SN 35360. 10 Ga. 32″ bbls. 2-7/8″ chambers. Choked: IMP/MOD. Full length Damascus top rib with brass front bead marked “PARKER BROS MAKERS MERIDEN CONN. DAMASCUS STEEL”. Bottom rib is also full Damascus with weep holes on either side of forend lug. Double triggers, extractors, no safety. Splinter forend with Deeley latch 14-1/4″ LOP over Parker Brothers DHBP. Capped full pistol grip stock, checkered in classic early Grade 3 three-point checkering pattern. Receiver nicely engraved with Pointer in game scene on left surrounded by scroll and scallops. Setter and pheasants in wooded game scene on right surrounded by classic early Parker scroll and scallops. Bottom of frame with 2 pheasants in woods scene. Trigger guard nicely scroll engraved, woodcock on trigger plate and patent marks. Straight top lever. Gold shield on top of stock behind top tang. Weight: 10 lb 9 oz. PROVENANCE: The Estate of B.E. “Andy” Anderson. CONDITION: Excellent, as partially refurbished. Bbls retain 95-98% brown contrast restored Damascus pattern. Receiver retains traces of case colors in protected areas, perhaps 10% overall but mostly gray. Trigger guard has been reblued. Stocks restored and checkering expertly recut. Dogs head buttplate likely replaced during restoration, is excellent. Mechanics are excellent. Bores are excellent with light frosting. An unusual heavy frame Parker hammer gun. 49531-59 JSL99 C&R (2,000-3,000) – Lot 1609

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1640
Revised: 10/1/2015

Please Note: The correct serial number is 4849R, not 4849P as in the catalog. This is a regular frame gun and the watertable is marked with an “R”.

*L.C. SMITH IDEAL GRADE.

SN 4849R. Cal. 20 Ga. 28″ steel bbls. 2-1/2″ chambers. Choked: FULL/FULL. Full length matted rib with brass front bead. Bbls marked “L.C. SMITH IDEAL GRADE / HUNTER ARMS CO. M’F’R’S FULTON, NY”. Double triggers, extractors, automatic safety. Capped full pistol grip stock with 14-1/8″ LOP over serrated hard rubber buttplate. Buttstock checkered in classic 2-point pattern. Splinter forearm with rare Curtis forend release and triangular forend tip, checkered in 3-point pattern. Receiver tastefully engraved in standard Ideal Grade leaf pattern. Sidelocks marked “L.C. SMITH” on both sides at front. Weight: 6 lb 0 oz. PROVENANCE: The Estate of B.E. “Andy” Anderson. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain 95-98% orig blue with light handling marks. Receiver retains 70-75% light case colors throughout, starting to tone on bottom. Buttstock and forearm retain 90% orig varnish with light handling marks throughout and crazing on butt. Left side of butt towards toe shows several light bumps. Trigger guard retains 90-95% orig blue. Mechanics are excellent. Brilliant shiny bores. A great little small bore Smith. 49531-27 JSL146 C&R (2,000-3,500) – Lot 1640

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1648
Revised: 9/18/2015

Please Note: This item is Antique not Modern, as such it is not subject to being registered via ATF.

*EARLY L.C. SMITH GRADE 2.

SN 33213. Cal. 12 Ga. 30″ Damascus steel bbls. 2-5/8″ chambers. Coked: CYL/IMP CYL. Full length matted rib with brass front bead. Double triggers, extractors, automatic safety. Capped full pistol grip buttstock with 14-1/4″ LOP over fancy checkerboard and game scene hard rubber buttplate. Buttstock checkered in classic 2-point pattern. Splinter forend with dog’s head escutcheon and ebony tip, checkered in classic 3-point pattern. Lockplates each engraved with a burst of scroll and marked “L.C. SMITH”. Trigger guard bow with burst of scroll. Geometric pattern on top of lever and hinge pin. Weight: 7 lb 9 oz. PROVENANCE: The Estate of B.E. “Andy” Anderson. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain 80-85% dark contrast Damascus pattern with a few handling marks throughout. Receiver retains 65-70% dark orig case color, particularly on lockplates. Bottom of frame starting to tone at front with darker case color towards trigger plate. Trigger guard retains 70-75% orig high polished blue. Buttstock and forearm retain 85-90% orig varnish, starting to flake, with light minor handling marks throughout. There is a tiny minor chip on the left side of forearm. Mechanics are excellent. Bores are bright and shiny with scattered frosting throughout. Unusual in this fine condition. 49531-23 JSL153 C&R (1,500-2,500) – Lot 1648

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1650
Revised: 10/2/2015

Please Note: This is a Modern and C&R gun.

*L.C. SMITH 2-E 12 GAUGE.

SN 203338. Cal. 12 GA. 30″ steel bbls, 3″ chambers. Choked: FULL/FULL. Full length matted rib with brass front bead and “certified pre-ban ivory” mid bead, marked “Hunter Arms Co. Fulton, NY”. Single selective trigger, automatic ejectors, non-automatic safety. Straight grip stock checkered in two point pattern with 13-7/8″ LOP from rear position single trigger over Hawkins Ventilated pad. Splinter forearm with banjo roll type release and ebony tip checkered in three point pattern. Receiver nicely and lightly engraved in standard grade II pattern, with quail on left, ducks on right surrounded by light scroll. WEIGHT: 7 lbs. 8 oz. Special Note: This item contains or is made of ivory. Do not bid on this lot unless you have read and agreed to our "Ivory Position Statement" and the "Waiver of Legal and Financial Risk to James D. Julia in regards to your Purchase of an Ivory Object." This information is located in the front section of our catalog. CONDITION: Very good, bbls retain 85-90% of their orig bbl blue. Receiver retains 25-30% light orig case color. Trigger guard retains approximately 30% orig blue mostly on bow and back of tang. Buttstock and forearm are excellent and retain most of an older professionally finish with light handling marks throughout. Mechanics are very good, bores are bright and shiny. 49417-91 JSL222 C&R; IVORY (1,000-2,000) – Lot 1650

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1654
Revised: 9/18/2015

Please Note: This item is Antique not Modern, as such it is not subject to being registered via ATF.

*EARLY SYRACUSE GRADE 3 L.C. SMITH.

SN 19038. Cal. 10 Ga. 30″ bbls. 2-7/8″ chambers. Choked: MOD/MOD. Full length matted rib with brass front bead, bbls marked “L.C. SMITH MAKERS SYRACUSE NY” / “STEEL DAMASCUS”. Double triggers, extractors, automatic safety. Capped full pistol grip stock with 14-1/8″ LOP over hard rubber rare “The L.C. Smith Trap Gun” checkered and carved” buttplate. Stocks finely checkered in 4-point pattern through grip and 4-point pattern on splintered forearm. Forearm with teardrop tip. Sidelocks with a burst of scroll and engraved “L.C. SMITH”. Bottom of frame lightly engraved. Trigger guard bow beautifully engraved with a Spaniel with dead woodcock in mouth. Bottom of frame is scalloped and has a geometric design engraved. Scallops are finely cut and run into stock beautifully. Weight: 9 lb 9 oz. PROVENANCE: The Estate of B.E. “Andy” Anderson. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain 75-80% vivid Damascus pattern with minor light staining. Lockplate and receiver retain approx 50-60% orig case color, particularly dark on left lockplate, starting to tone on bottom of frame. Trigger guard bow retains most of its factory orig blue, toned at tang. Forearm with a minor chip on left side and at tip and buttstock retains 90-95% orig varnish. Checkering is sharp. Mechanics are excellent. Bores are bright and shiny with scattered pits, particularly in right bore. 49531-37 JSL133 C&R (1,500-2,500) – Lot 1654

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1695
Revised: 10/2/2015

Please Note: There is an error in the description. It implies that some part of the gun contains Ivory. The gun does not contain any Ivory.

*HIGHLY UNUSUAL ITALIAN SLIDE ACTION SIDE LEVER 12 GAUGE.

SN 0751. 12 ga. 30″ bbl. CHOKED: Cyl/Cyl. Choke tubes currently installed. Full length matted ventilated rib with white plastic mid bead and brass front bead. Left side of bbl marked “Fabbrica Nazionale Armi-Brescia / Made in Italy” on left side and “Acciaio Speciale / Cromo Molibdeno” on right. Single trigger, left side safety, right side thumb push; which is the cocker and opener. Single trigger and extractors. Custom buttstock checkered in 3-pt pattern with large capped pistol grip and 14-5/8″ LOP over Kick-eez pad with small Monte Carlo. Grip cap appears to be black Buffalo horn. Long forearm checkered in 5-pt pattern with grain pattern that matches buttstock. Receiver is unengraved. Action slides forward and shells are loaded then locks with lever on right side of frame. WEIGHT: 8 lbs. 3 oz. PROVENANCE: The Collection of Robert Burg. Special Note: This item contains or is made of ivory. Do not bid on this lot unless you have read and agreed to our "Ivory Position Statement" and the "Waiver of Legal and Financial Risk to James D. Julia in regards to your Purchase of an Ivory Object." This information is located in the front section of our catalog. CONDITION: Very good as custom finished. Bbls retain 85-90% of an older restored finish. Receiver and trigger guard retain 80-85% of an older restored blued finish. Buttstock and forearm are excellent and retain most of their custom finish, likely by Fajen, with just a couple of light handling marks throughout. Bores are bright and shiny. Mechanics are very good. Single trigger works. A cool and unusual bird buster! 49503-77 JSL310 IVORY (800-1,200) – Lot 1695

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1720
Revised: 9/18/2015

Please Note: Correct SN should read “SN 57-03-15-98”

*ARRIETA TWO INCH 12 GAUGE GAME GUN.

SN 15-98. 12 ga. 2″ chambers, CHOKED: Cyl./Imp. cyl. Full length plain steel rib, marked in gold “(For 2″ case only) Wingshooters Light Game Gun” left bbl marked “Wingshooters LTD-Grand Rapids-Michigan-U.S.A”. Double triggers, automatic ejectors, automatic safety. Straight grip stock checkered in 2-pt pattern with 14-3/4″ LOP over checkered butt. Splinter forend with Curtis release checkered in 4-pt diamond pattern. Receiver is lightly scroll enrgraved with wavy border pattern and marked “Arrieta YCIA” on both lockplates. Hand detachable locks, articulated front trigger. WEIGHT: 5 lbs. 13 oz. CONDITION: Extremely fine, near new. Bbls, trigger guard and top level retain most of their blued finish. Frame retains 95-97% orig blued finish. Buttstock and forearm are excellent with minute handling marks and retain most of their orig finish. Mechanics are excellent. Brilliant shiny bore. 49415-3 JSL258 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 1720

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1722
Revised: 10/2/2015

Please Note: This gun is also accompanied by its light brown full leather case. The case is in very good overall condition.

*AYA MODEL 53 TWO BARREL SET.

SN 383120. Cal. 20 Ga. 1) 28″ bbls. 3″ chambers. Choke: IMP CYL / MOD. Full length matted ventilated rib with steel center bead and “certifiable pre-ban ivory” front bead. 2) 30″ bbls. 3″ chambers. Choke: FULL / FULL. Left water table marked “Magnum”. Beavertail forend. Single trigger, automatic ejectors, automatic safety. Full pistol grip buttstock with 14″ LOP from rear position single trigger over “AYA” serrated hard rubber buttplate. Receiver is fully floral engraved throughout. Bottom of frame marked “AGUIRRE Y ARANZABAL”. Bbl bolsters with side clips. Top of frame and top lever also near fully floral engraved. Buttstock checkered in 2-point pattern with teardrops behind lockplate. Forearm, with Deeley latch, shows 3-point checkering. Weight: 6 lb 15 oz with bbl set 1 – 7 lb 1 oz with bbl set 2. Special Note: This item contains or is made of ivory. Do not bid on this lot unless you have read and agreed to our "Ivory Position Statement" and the "Waiver of Legal and Financial Risk to James D. Julia in regards to your Purchase of an Ivory Object." This information is located in the front section of our catalog. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbl set 1 retains approx 95% orig blue with light handling marks and hunting losses. Bbl set 2 retains approx 90-95% orig bbl blue with light handling marks and hunting losses. Receiver retains approx 70% orig case color, strong on both lockplates, starting to tone on bottom. Trigger guard retains approx 90-95% orig blue. Buttstock and forearm retain almost all orig varnish with light handling marks. There is a minor loss of wood behind top tang that has been repaired. Bores are bright and shiny in both bbls. Mechanics are good. Single trigger may need slight adjustment. 49520-3 JSL69 IVORY (3,000-5,000) – Lot 1722

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1734
Revised: 10/4/2015

Exciting News: Several knowledgable collectors have contacted us to tell us the cartridge packet is an incredible rarity and may be one of, if not the only one known.

Please Note: This is a Modern and C&R gun.

NEAT GREENER CATTLE KILLER.

SN 11069. Cal. approx 35. Approximately 11-1/2″ overall length with large brass bell shaped muzzle marked “GREENERS GUNMAKER BIRMINGHAM / PAT No. 7040 / GREENERS HUMANE CATTLE KILLER” around outer edge. Bbl is a black steel tube with 3 serrated finger grips which unscrews from firing pin and extractor. Bbl is rifled. Top of firing pin housing is brass, bottom of housing is blued steel and extractor appears to have been left in the white. Comes with what appears to be its orig shipping box, small bore cleaner and a 20 count box of cartridges, currently containing approx 19, for “GREENERS HUMANE CATTLE KILLER” along with wooden mallet which would have been used to whack the firing pin and actuate the gun. Also included are what appears to be orig instruction pamphlets for other types of slaughter guns made by W.W. GREENER. WEIGHT: 3 lbs. 1 oz. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbl retains 85-90% of its orig blued finish. Brass components have darkened and toned a bit but excellent overall. Extractor housing with staining and pinprick pitting, but very good overall. Mallet shows some use with a few battering marks, but remains in very good condition. Box of shells is very good. Shipping box is in poor condition with separation and losses. Sort of an unusual collectible, but helps to make great beef! 49536-1 JSL315 (1,500-3,000) – Lot 1734

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2011
Revised: 10/9/2015

Please Note: Believed to be a period of use replacement ventilated rib.

*EARLY .410 GAUGE BROWNING DIANA GRADE SUPERPOSED ENGRAVED BY WATRIN WITH CASE.

SN T1J417. (1961) Cal. .410. 2-1/2″ Chambers. 26-3/8″ Bbls marked for full and full, are fitted with narrow, ventilated rib, marked with Browning St. Louis and Montreal addresses on left, and “MADE IN BELGIUM” on right. Coin finished action with non-automatic safety and gold plated single selective trigger, is engraved in typical “Diana” style with semi-relief scrolled strapwork with acanthus highlights surrounding game scenes; five pheasant on left side, four mallards on right. A pair of quail fly across bottom of action and two rabbits are on trigger guard bow. Both side scenes are signed “N. Watrin”. Fine stump figured European walnut round knob long tang buttstock measures 14-1/8″ over horn buttplate. Point pattern checkering with double line borders is at grip. One piece field forend matches well. Bore diameter at muzzles: top -.402, bottom -.402. Drop at heel: 2″, drop at comb: 1-5/16″. Weight: 6 lbs 6 oz. LOP: 14-1/8″. Browning tan vinyl case is lined in fawn fuzzy faux fur, and contains a key and case information. PROVENANCE: Rod Fuller Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain over 90% blue, slightly silvered, with rubs from forend. Coin finish of action is excellent, slightly dark. Gold plating is slightly thinned. Stocks are also excellent, with only a few light handling marks. Checkering slightly darkened. Mechanically excellent. Case has some soiling and scuffs. Interior cloth has some soiling and insect damage. 49114-20 MGM154 (7,500-12,500) – Lot 2011

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2107
Revised: 9/18/2015

Please Note: According to our consignor, this was only the 2nd engraved Superbritte he had seen in over 50 years of collecting high grade doubles. This is a very rare gun.

*UNUSUAL SUPERBRITTE SIDE OPENING OVER-UNDER GAME GUN WITH CASE.

SN 51759. Cal. 12 ga. 27-1/2″ Demi-bloc bbls fitted with raised, matted rib, are engraved “Belgique” on top left side rear. Bbl flats are stamped with Belgian nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. Bottoms of bbls are marked with steel type, choke information, and “Falla” with hammer logo. Coin finished OU action that opens to the the left side after depressing side lever, features pivoting third fastener, bushed strikers, and non-automatic safety. Action is engraved with 40 – 50% coverage sprays of scroll with rose bouquet highlights. Newly made, beautifully dark veined, and lightly figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 15″ over checkered horn buttplate, and features shadow line right hand cheekpiece and point pattern checkering. Forend with large static piece of wood on right sides of bbls, and small matching tip, with removable “forend” on left, is nicely checkered, and has Deeley type release. Bore diameter: top -.724, bottom -.724. Bore restrictions: top -.010 (IC), bottom -.005 (IC). Wall thickness: top -.028, bottom -.026. Drop at heel: 2-3/4″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs 14 oz. LOP: 15″. Also included are a pair of Briley 20 ga tubes, with provision for interchangeable chokes. Good quality leather case with stitched leather corners is lined in burgundy felt, and contains choke tubes and installation mallet. PROVENANCE: The Collection of Robert Burg. CONDITION: Very fine, as refurbished. Bbls retain nearly all of a satin re-black. Action cleaned to silver and gray. New buttstock retains nearly all of its hand rubbed oil finish. Forend pieces refinished, checkering re-cut. Bores are very good, with scattered light pitting. Action is tight. Bbls are slightly off face. Case is excellent, near new. 49100-10 MGM411 (12,500-20,000) – Lot 2107

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2180
Revised: 9/18/2015

Please Note: Typographical Error. Title should read “Renato Gamba Grade 7 Concorde”, not Grade 4.

*RENATO GAMBA GRADE 4 CONCORDE WITH FINE SCROLL AND BULINO GAME SCENES BY BADILLINI AND CASE.

SN 25588. Cal. 12 ga. This fine target gun with 32″ mono-bloc bbls, matted ventilated rib, ventilated side ribs, and choke tubes, is marked with Gamba’s name and address as well as importer, on top bbl. Gold wire inlay is at juncture of mono-bloc and breech end. Coin finished, round bodied, low profile, OU action features non-automatic safety and single selective trigger. Action is engraved with 80% coverage of exceptionally well cut, small scroll within geometric borders, surrounding finely rendered Bulino scenes of game birds; incoming chukar winging across open hillside on left, a duck flushing from marsh on right, and a snipe sweeping over shoreline on bottom. “R. GAMBA” is engraved in forend iron mortise. Engravers signature “Badillini” is on right trigger plate. Nicely marbled and lightly stump figured European walnut extreme pistol grip buttstock measures 14-3/4″ over thin brown pad, and features point pattern checkering and right hand palm swell. Matching sporting clays type schnabeled forend has Deeley type release. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 8 lbs 3 oz. LOP: 14-3/4″. Black ABS case with three combination locks is marked “Renato Gamba Team”. Case is lined in checkered cloth and contains stock removal tool, and one Briley choke tube. CONDITION: Excellent, near new, with evidence of a bit of firing with cartridge halos on breechface. It has only the lightest of handling marks in finishes of wood and metal. Mechanically crisp. Case is excellent. 49124-10 MGM424 (4,000-7,000) – Lot 2180

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2181
Revised: 9/18/2015

Please Note: Typographical Error. The title should read “Renato Gamba Grade 8”, not Grade 7.

*RENATO GAMBA GRADE 7 CONCORDE WITH FINE SCROLL ENGRAVING AND CASE.

SN 25586. Cal. 12 ga. This fine target gun with 32″ mono-bloc bbls, matted ventilated rib, ventilated side ribs, and choke tubes, is marked with Gamba’s name and address as well as importer, on top bbl. Coin finished, round bodied, low profile, OU action features non-automatic safety and single selective trigger. Action is engraved with 70% coverage of well cut scroll intersected by unengraved ribbons. “Concorde” is on bottom of action. Engravers signature “Gobbi” is on right trigger plate. Lightly figured and marbled European walnut extreme pistol grip buttstock measures 14-3/4″ over thin brown pad, and features point pattern checkering and right hand palm swell. Matching sporting clays type schnabeled forend has Deeley type release. Drop at heel: 2-3/16″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 7 lbs 15 oz. LOP: 14-3/4″. Black ABS case with three combination locks is marked “Renato Gamba”. Case is lined in blue cloth and contains stock removal tool, and three Briley choke tubes. CONDITION: Excellent, essentially as new, with only the lightest of handling marks in finishes of wood and metal. Mechanically crisp. Case is excellent. 49124-8 MGM423 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2181

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2184
Revised: 10/4/2015

Please Note: Action is sideplate with false pins, not a full sidelock.

*V. BERNARDELLI MODEL ROMA-4 SIDELOCK DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN.

SN 210746. Cal. 28 ga. Fine little double with 27″ steel bbls that have tapered concave swamped rib with single brass bead. It has double lugs with 3rd fastener and ejectors, choked: modified and cylinder. Mounted with nicely figured European walnut with checkered splinter forearm and straight stock, 14-1/4″ over a Bernardelli composition buttplate. Receiver and lockplates are coin finished and it has single non-selective trigger, right bbl fires first. Locks are 7-pin with light foliate and floral arabesque pattern engraving with foliate patterns on the fences. Bottom of the receiver, trigger guard, top tang, opening lever and forend iron are engraved to match. Weight: 6 lbs. 2.25 oz. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, shows very little use. Wood is sound with one tiny nick and retains all of its orig oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bores. This would make an outstanding woodcock or quail gun. 49659-1 JR (1,500-2,000) – Lot 2184

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2209
Revised: 10/2/2015

Please Note: Estimate should read $7,000-$9,000.

*SCARCE PRUSSIAN DALY MODEL 98 BOLT ACTION RIFLE WITH CASE.

SN 26507. Cal. 7 x 57. 25″ Lightweight tapered round bbl is fitted with island base for two leaf folding rear sight, soldered on sling loop, and matted front ramp holding silver bead. Top of bbl is engraved “Charles Daly Krupp Fluid Steel”. Rear portion is stamped with caliber, SN, and German nitro proofs. Removal of stock reveals correct German proofs for 7 x 57, steel markings, proof date of 4/32, and spurious later markings of “Linder” within an oval, and “Mar 1932”. Right side of rear sight island is stamped “Prussia”. Case hardened Model 98 action is fitted with Lyman 57 receiver sight, and is finely engraved with 80% coverage well cut germanic scroll surrounding vignette of a rather docile looking moose standing in tall grass or reeds. Bolt has elongated pear shaped knob. Flag safety has been checkered and engraved “S”. Case hardened bottom metal has had floorplate converted to hinge type with lever release at rear. It is also finely scroll engraved, and has vignette of pair of hunting dogs on floorplate, and trio of quail, two sitting and one flying, on trigger guard bow. Nicely burl figured European walnut steel capped pistol grip stock measures 13-3/4″ over broadly checkered steel buttplate with trap. Wood under trap is nicely checkered. Stock also features well cut point pattern checkering with line borders at grip and forend, horn forend tip, small right hand cheekpiece, and a sling loop, as well as a vacant silver oval, on toe line. Drop at heel: approx 2-3/4″, drop at comb: approx 1-11/16″. Weight: 7 lbs 12 oz. LOP: 13-3/4”. Brown canvas full length rifle case with leather trim, is lined in blue cloth, and has a Charles Daly label mounted on a piece of leather in lid. CONDITION: Excellent, retaining over 90% orig blue on bbl and most of its orig fading case hardening color on action and bottom metal. Stock retains nearly all of its hand rubbed oil finish over a number of light marks and scratches. Model 57 Lyman sight is a new addition in holes for Lyman 48, which was originally fitted. Bore is very good, a bit dark in grooves (may clean). Action is smooth. Case canvas is good with some heavy staining and many rubs. Leather trim is a bit tattered. Straps and handle are good. Top latch detached from lid. Interior cloth is fair, stained, rubbed, and with some insect damage. Most partitions are missing. New label is good. These well made Daly rifles are quite scarce, with only six listed as being known by the German Gun Collectors Association. 49029-7 MGM54 (3,000-6,000) – Lot 2209

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2267
Revised: 10/2/2015

Please Note: Estimate should read $25,000-$30,000.

PURDEY 28 GAUGE UNDERLEVER HAMMER GUN WITH CASE.

SN 10344. (1879) Cal. 28 ga. 2-1/2″ Very tight chambers. 29″ Steel bbls are fitted with concave, swamped game rib engraved “J. PURDEY & SONS. LONDON”. Bbl flats are stamped with London black powder proofs. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SNs and “AM” (A. Meers, barrel maker). Loop is stamped “JP”. Lumps are fitted with early style bridled extractor. Round bodied, Jones underlever snap action is fitted with peninsula back action locks fitted with rebounding short serpentine round bodied hammers with stylized dolphin heads. Locks are also fitted with front sliding safeties, typical of rifles. Action also features side clips, third fastener which engages rear lump, and double triggers (front articulated). Action is engraved in Purdey house style miniscule scroll with rose bouquet highlights, as originated by and most likely in this case, done by, head engraver, James Lucas. Blued trigger guard with SN at grip, extends to steel capped pistol grip in rifle fashion. Finely marbled and figured European walnut steel capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/4″ over steel skeleton type buttplate with rubber insert at center. Flat top point pattern checkering is at grip. A vacant silver oval is on toe line. Matching splinter forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left -.542, right -.541. Bore restrictions: left -.007 (IC), right -.013 (mod). Wall thickness: left -.010, right -.012. (confirmed and triple checked) Drop at heel: 2-5/8″, drop at comb: 1-3/4″. Weight: 5 lbs 12 oz. LOP: 14-1/4″. High quality russet leather and oak case with brass corners is lined in green cloth, and has gold embossed Purdey label in lid. Case is nicely fitted for gun and bbls and contains a pair of snap caps and a square oil bottle. CONDITION: Excellent, as refurbished. Bbls retain nearly all of an old re-black, possibly done at time of conversion to shotgun. Action and locks retain over 80% of what appears to be orig case hardening color, under an old over varnish (which is rather gummy so actual percentage difficult to ascertain). Stocks retain most of what appears to be their orig finish, but is most likely an old refinish with some light marks, some fairly deep. Checkering is lightly worn. Bores are excellent, slightly riveled, with some striations and reamer marks. Action is tight. Bbls are slightly off face. Locks are crisp. Safeties work. Case is excellent, with some rubs and scuffs in exterior leather. Straps and handle are good. Interior cloth is excellent. Accessories are excellent. This great handling gun is an excellent candidate for sleeving. 49029-2 MGM73 (20,000-30,000) – Lot 2267

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2299
Revised: 10/2/2015

Please Note: Gun was ordered by Abercrombie & Fitch in 1926 as a Single Trigger Gun. Double triggers and new trigger guard added more recently as was truck case.

*DAINTY 20 GAUGE JOSEPH LANG SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN WITH “PATENT TURNING FLAP” HAND DETACHABLE LOCKS WITH CASE.

SN 15951. Cal. 20 GA 2-3/4″ Chambers. (Made ca 1920) 28-3/8″ Dovetailed bbls are engraved “Joseph Lang & Son. 7 Bury Street. St. James’s London.” on narrow, slightly swamped game rib, with extension for third fastener. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 7/8 and for 1 oz with “LC” (long chamber) mark. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SNs and “JL&S”. Scaled down sidelock action is stocked to the fences, and features automatic safety (SAFE engraved on gold rectangle), pivoting third fastener, and double triggers. Locks are fitted with seldom seen Lang’s patented “turning flap” hand detachable feature, with detent depressed with thumbnail allowing door to open. A quarter turn of the door releases locks for removal. It appears this is a predecessor to (but in this catalogers opinion is prior to) Lang’s famous key lock. Action and lockplates are engraved with near full coverage well cut rose and scroll. “Joseph Lang & Son” is on each lockplate. “LANG PATENT” is on each takedown door. Blued top lever and trigger guard are also scroll engraved. SN is at grip. Well marbled European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-1/8″ over dark brown leather covered pad. Typical drop points and checkering are at semi-diamond grip. A vacant silver oval is on toe line. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left -.617, right -.616. Bore restrictions: left -.011 (mod), right -.006 (IC). Wall thickness: left -.033, right -.026. Drop at heel: 2-9/16″, drop at comb: 1-9/16″. Weight: 5 lbs 11 oz. LOP: 14-1/8″. What appears to be orig leather case with brass corners is embossed “Carlos Quintana FLORIDA 980″ on top. Interior is lined in green cloth with gold embossed brown leather Lang label in lid. Case contains 2-pc walnut and brass cleaning rod and a pair of snap caps. PROVENANCE: ca 1925 Lang catalog with p. 18 describing the detachable lock system, with an add on price of 6 pounds 6 shillings. Larry Baer Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine, as partially refinished. Bbls retain most of what appears to be their orig blue, thinned from hand wear and with a few light marks. Action retains 15 – 25% orig case hardening color where protected. Lockplates retain about half of their orig color. Top lever is considerably silvered at thumbpiece, and trigger guard is lightly silvered, after re-blue. Stocks retain a goodly amount of what appears to be their orig finish, with open grain. Butt portion refinished at time of installation of newer pad. Stocks have normal handling marks, checkering is somewhat worn. There is a 1/2” stress crack behind each lockplate, neither flex. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are strong and in time. Case leather is fine with numerous scuffs and remnants of some old labels. Newer interior cloth is excellent. Label is excellent with a couple of rubs. 49427-6 MGM276 (8,500-12,500) – Lot 2299

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2329
Revised: 9/23/2015

Please Note: The typographical error in the last sentence in description, when referring to only 65 Crown Grades were made in 20 ga it should have read 16 ga and this is a 16 ga gun.

*SCARCE LONG BARRELED 16 GAUGE L. C. SMITH CROWN GRADE WITH SINGLE TRIGGER.

SN FWE103113. Cal. 16 GA 2-9/16 Chambers. 30” Bbls with matted rib are engraved “L. C. SMITH Crown GRADE” and “MADE TO ORDER BY THE Hunter Arms Co Inc. FULTON. N. Y.” on tops. Engine turned bbl flats are stamped with SN, grade, and Hunter proofs. Featherweight action features non-automatic safety and “Hunter ONE TRIGGER”. Action is engraved in typical “Crown grade” style with scroll, flower bursts, and geometric borders surrounding relief etched and engraved oval vignettes of hunting dog scenes on each lockplate; a pair of setters on left and pointers on right. A sovereign’s crown is gold inlaid on top lever pivot. Blued trigger guard with matching scroll and flowers on bow, has SN at grip. Flame figured American walnut straight grip buttstock measures 13-3/8” over ribbed composition buttplate. Coarse fancy checkering is at grip. Matching splinter ejector forend is engraved with ejector patent info on iron, and features J-spring and knurled button secondary release in guitar shaped escutcheon. Bore diameter: left -.655, right -.652. Bore restrictions: left -.031 (full), right -.028 (IMod). Wall thickness: left -.039, right -.037. Drop at heel: 3″, drop at comb: 1-9/16″. Weight: 7 lbs 1 oz. LOP: 13-3/8″. CONDITION: Good, as partially refurbished. Bbls retain most of what appears to be their orig blue, but is most likely an older re-blue, engraving still clear. Action and lockplates are cleaned to silver gray, engraving remains sharp and clear. Replacement stocks retain nearly all of their oil finish, checkering rather rough and sharp. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Ejectors are in time. Trigger works. A very scarce gun, with only 65 twenty ga. guns made in this popular grade. 49417-9 MGM210 (5,500-8,500) – Lot 2329

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2406
Revised: 9/23/2015

Important Note: Each shotgun is accompanied by a best quality, leather bound, luggage case with maker’s label and canvas protective cover. Cases are in “As New” condition. Each shotgun is also accompanied by its factory paperwork.

*FINE BRACE C S M C FOX FE .410 AND 28 GAUGE WITH GOLD INLAYS.

SN F205942/ F205943. Cal. 28 ga (2-3/4″ chambers) and .410 (3″ chambers). This well matched brace of small bore Fox guns are both equipped with 26″ bbls with matted, concave game ribs. Tops of bbls are gold inlaid “Made to Order A. H. Fox” and “Chromox. Fluid. Steel”. There are 2-1/2″ triangles of well cut scroll transfixed by gold inlaid lightning bolts on breech ends of bbls. Bbl flats are stamped with grade, Fox proof, SNs, and gauge. Makers name and address are stamped on loops. Small case hardened, scallop-backed, Fox type actions feature automatic safeties (SAFE gold inlaid) and gold-plated double triggers. 28 Ga. gun has deeply sculpted fences with double bead and fillet on bottom extending to bbls; otherwise, the engraving of the two guns is quite similar. They have about 90% coverage of well cut scroll in geometric borders, as counterpoint to gold inlays, with a pointing pointer on left sides, and a setter on rights. There are also gold inlaid crenelated flourishes surrounding trigger plate screws and as borders to engraved scenes on trigger guards, with a woodcock on 28 ga. and a duck on the .410. Bottom of each action portrays a fox contemplating a departing grouse. There are four inlaid gold squares on each end of hinge pin and on top lever pivots. “ANSLEY H FOX” is in scrolled band on each side of actions. Trigger guards have gold inlaid SNs at grips. Nicely streaked and lightly figured red toned European walnut buttstocks have checkered wood butts and are checkered in fancy fleur-di-lis style with ribbons through pattern. Side panels are also checkered in fleur-di-lis motif. Matching beavertail, Hessian style, ejector forends have patent dates and gold inlaid SN and grade on interiors of irons, as well as Deeley type releases. According to our consignor, these were probably the first Hessian Style forend FE Grade Guns Manufactured by CSMC as our consignor had a pair of Model 21’s in that configuration and he wanted his Fox Shotguns in the same style. 28 ga.: Bore diameter: left -.550, right -.550. Bore restrictions: left -.025 (full), right -.020 (mod). Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 5 lbs 10 oz. LOP: 14-3/8”. .410 ga.: Bore diameter at muzzles: left -.396, right -.404. Drop at heel: 2-7/8″, drop at comb: 1-9/16″. Weight: 5 lbs 14 oz. LOP: 14-3/8”. Special Note: This item contains or is made of ivory. Do not bid on this lot unless you have read and agreed to our "Ivory Position Statement" and the "Waiver of Legal and Financial Risk to James D. Julia in regards to your Purchase of an Ivory Object." This information is located in the front section of our catalog. CONDITION: Excellent, showing very little use, and only a few handling/ storage marks. Metal finish on both guns is near new. There are a number of large shrinkage cracks in finish on 28 ga gun with overall finish having a frosted appearance, with some chips in finish at heel. .410 wood has much lighter finish checking, is still smooth and shiny, with some light chips in finish around butt, and a small 1/2″ x 1/16″ sliver of wood missing from right rear of beavertail forend. There is some chipping in finish at front of forend from take down. Guns are mechanically crisp. A stunning pair ready for your favorite quail plantation. “Certifiable pre-ban ivory” front beads 49029-18 MGM17 IVORY (42,500-62,500) – Lot 2406

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2425
Revised: 9/26/2015

Please Note: Receiver stamped “28” as it should be however, butt stock is stamped “16”. The “16” “28” “20” ga butt stocks were the exact same dimensions and configuration. The “28” was supposedly marked on the butt stock when it was matched up to the receiver. It is believed it was simply a factory worker made a mistake, marked “16” instead of “28”. The butt stock is marked “16” not “28”.

*SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 12 SKEET GRADE 28 GA PUMP SHOTGUN.

SN 1234132. Cal. 28 ga. Usual configuration with 26″ sold rib skeet choked bbl marked “2-7/8 CHAM.” Top rib has Bradley front bead and silver center bead, mounted with slab-sawed American walnut with large, diamond checkered target forearm with capped pistol grip and Winchester trademark embossed hard rubber buttplate. Accompanied by an orig red & yellow Winchester hang tag. The 28 ga. Model 12 is the most scarce of the entire production. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. The metal, overall retains about 98% crisp, orig blue showing wear only on the upper magazine tube. Wood is sound with the buttstock retaining about 99% finish. Forearm is sound with a couple of small scratches and retains most of its orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp. Bright shiny bore, shows very little use. 49600-1 JR (9,500-12,500) – Lot 2425

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2441
Revised: 9/26/2015

Please Note: Information from the Dakota factory indicates this is factory engraving.

*CUSTOM ENGRAVED DAKOTA MODEL 10 SINGLE SHOT RIFLE.

SN 0094. Cal. .221 Remington Fireball. 23” Light weight sporter bbl is fitted with sleeved-on sling eye and rear island base for Talley rings. Caliber is on left side. Coin finished dropping block action with non-automatic tang safety, is fitted with rear Talley base, and marked with Dakota name and address on trigger plate. SN is under lever. Action, scope bases, rings, and grip cap are engraved with very well cut various sized classic shaded scroll within geometric borders. Top of bbl is also engraved with Dakota name and address in Old English script in Rigby style. This very fine work is signed “E. L. Peters” under SN, and is also stamped “FEGA” (Firearms Engravers Guild of America). Striking, finely marbled and beautifully stump figured European walnut steel capped pistol grip buttstock measures 13-3/4” over thin black Dakota pad. Borderless point pattern checkering is at grip. A sling eye is installed on toe line. Matching forend screws into boss on bbl. Rifle is equipped with Talley rings. Weight: 6 lbs. 10 oz. LOP: 13-3/4“. CONDITION: Excellent. Metal retains nearly all of its orig blue. Coin finish is excellent with no evidence of darkening. Stocks retain essentially all of their hand rubbed oil finish with some light marks and one or two fairly deep, most notably a 1” dent on side of butt. Checkering is still light in color. Bore is excellent. Action is crisp. A neat little varmint rifle. 49498-4 MGM223 (6,000-10,000) – Lot 2441

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2447
Revised: 9/23/2015

Please Note: Rear bridge has been drilled with one hole.

*ROY GRADLE CUSTOM PRE WAR MODEL 70 WINCHESTER WITH SCOPE.

SN 44215. Cal. .300 Wetherby Magnum. 26″ Medium weight sporter bbl fitted with banded-on streamlined front ramp, is marked “ROY GRADLE” on top. Caliber is at left rear. Pre war Model 70 action has engine turned bolt and extractor. Bolt knob is checkered on top. Trigger guard bow is nicely engraved with monogram “JUM”. Action is fitted with Stith mounts having micrometer adjustments holding Stith Bear Cub 4X scope with crosshair and post reticle. Nicely crotch figured dense American walnut ebony capped pistol grip stock measures 14″ over Model 70 type checkered steel buttplate. Stock features right hand cheekpiece with high comb, horn forend tip, and well cut checkering with rounded borders. Weight with scope: 9 lbs. 14 oz. LOP: 14″. CONDITION: Excellent, retaining nearly all of its custom finishes on wood and metal, with minor flecking on bbl, and a few light handling marks. Bore is excellent. Action is smooth. Scope is excellent, with some scratches, mostly on ocular bell. Optics are clear. A classic well made custom rifle from the ’50’s. 49445-8 MGM343 (1,500-3,500) – Lot 2447

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2460
Revised: 9/29/2015

Important Note: Since cataloging this lot we have received a factory letter stating “Shipped 3 March 1876. Returned and reshipped to Wm. Reed & Sons, Boston, on 12 May 1876.

RARE SHARPS MODEL 1874 NO 2 LONG-RANGE SINGLE SHOT TARGET RIFLE.

SN 156149. Cal. 44-77 OR 44-90 Beautiful target rifle with 34″ oct bbl, spirit level windgauge front sight, no rear seat & matching numbered Vernier tang sight that has 5″ staff. Mounted with nicely figured, tiger striped American walnut with checkered Schnable tip, forearm & pistol grip stock that has checkered grip cap and checkered steel Sharps buttplate. Bottom rear flat of forearm is stamped “B.F.C.”. Top flat of bbl has the Hartford address with Cal. marking over chamber area. It has a checkered single trigger. Weight 9lbs 10-1/2oz. According to Sharps Firearms, Sellers, there were 29 No. 2 rifles with steel buttplates produced at Hartford, 1875-1876. These rifles were inherently accurate and highly sought after by serious target shooters and big game hunters. They were rather expensive with the price $100 during the period of production which took them out of the range of most shooters of that day. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Phil A. Bleakney, Jr. CONDITION: Very fine plus, all matching including bbl, lockplate, trigger plate, buttplate, stock & forearm. Bbl retains 97-98% strong orig blue. Front sight is missing its aperture and spirit level is apparently broken. Lockplate & hammer retain most of their strong orig case colors, lightly to moderately faded. Receiver retains 65-70% orig case colors, mostly on the left side with the right side mostly turned silver, showing strong colors in sheltered areas. Lever retains about 70% faded case colors, strong near the receiver. Wood is sound with a few light nicks & scratches and retains virtually all of its orig factory varnish. Mechanics are crisp. Bright shiny bore, shows very little use. 49059-108 JR (10,000-15,000) – Lot 2460

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2467
Revised: 10/6/2015

Please Note: There is no front site on this gun.

EXTREMELY RARE MARLIN BALLARD MODEL 7 A-1 “EXTRA” LONG-RANGE SINGLE SHOT TARGET RIFLE.

SN 5875. Cal. .45-100-2-9/16. Rare long range Ballard with 34″ rnd bbl, spirit level windgage front sight, no provision for a rear sight and long-range vernier tang sight with 5″ staff. Heel of buttstock is mounted with an additional Creedmoor base. Bbl has three Rigby flats. Mounted with very, highly figured French or Circassian walnut with checkered Ballard schnable, horn tipped forearm and horn inlay Serpentine grip buttstock with checkered Ballard hard rubber buttplate. Trigger is checkered. Sides of receiver and Rigby flats are engraved by L. B. Nimschke in flowing foliate arabesque patterns that have fine pearled background. Top three flats of receiver are engraved in very fine chip & dot borders with foliate sprays at each end and has and engraved border around muzzle. Matching SNs are found on bbl, forearm, buttstock, and spindle. This exact rifle is pictured on pgs. 260 & 261 of Ballard: The Great American Single Shot Rifle, Dutcher. This model of Ballard was probably only made-to-order with considerable variation and configuration and embellishments. It apparently was only offered 1879 to 1883 with very few being produced, probably due to extra expense. Of those encountered today, very few remain in completely orig configuration and with orig finish. Serious target shooters of 19th & early 20th Century regularly altered their rifles to suit their individual tastes, frequently changing or adding sights and replacing bbls and wood, also to suit their individual tastes. PROVENANCE: Ed Kennedy Collection; Stephen Gordon Collection; John Dutcher Collection. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching. Bbl retains most of its orig blue turning to blue-gray patina and slightly plummy. There are light vise marks on each side of bbl about mid-point along with a few light scratches. Receiver retains most of its strong orig case colors, lightly to moderately faded. Breechblock and hammer retain faded case colors. Lever is mostly a blue-gray patina. Wood is sound with nicks and scratches and retains most of a very old restored finish with freshened checkering. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with some minor roughness just in front of chamber. 49124-2 JR (17,500-27,500) – Lot 2467

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2471
Revised: 10/4/2015

Note: There are a couple minor casting flaws on the receiver that were inherent in the making.

BEAUTIFUL SCHOYEN CUSTOM MARLIN BALLARD SINGLE SHOT TARGET RIFLE.

SN 2095. Cal. .32-40. Scarce Schoyen rifle with 28-3/8″ medium weight Schoyen rnd bbl, windgage globe front sight, no provision for rear seat and thick base Vernier tang sight with 3″ staff. Bbl is milled with Rigby flats, top of which is engraved “SCHOYEN” and bore has Schoyen rifling. Receiver is beautifully engraved, probably by Conrad Ullrich with vignette of a running bull elk on left side and a running bird dog on right side, all surrounded by extremely well executed, intertwined foliate arabesque patterns with pearled background. Matching patterns extend over five flats of receiver ring and onto Rigby flats. Corners of receiver ring are filed flat, prior to engraving and have small foliate patterns. Bottom front of receiver is fitted with a take-down screw. Mounted with very nicely figured American walnut, by Schoyen with his typical black insert, schnable tip, checkered forearm and black insert pistol grip stock with high, Monte Carlo-style comb and small nickel-plated brass Swiss buttplate. Bottom rear of receiver has a flat area with corresponding extension from buttstock, a Schoyen adaptation. Schoyen was the first to employ such high-comb stocks which permitted the shooter to stand with his head up in a natural position. George Schoyen was one of, if not the most famous custom bbl and gun maker. He worked in his Denver gun shop from about 1870 until about 1916 when he suffered a stroke in his shop. Schoyen bbls were considered by most American shooters to be the finest and most accurate of all the fine custom bbl makers of that era, including Harry Pope. Many records were established with Schoyen bbls, some of which stand today. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl retains about 99% orig Schoyen blue. Receiver retains about 60-70% faded case colors, strong and bright around tang sight. Lever retains case colors. Wood is sound with a grain check in buttstock and a couple of tiny nicks otherwise wood is sound and overall retains virtually all of its fine custom finish. Mechanics are crisp. Bright shiny bore, probably will shoot as good today as it did when it was built. 49124-6 JR (5,000-8,000) – Lot 2471

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2502
Revised: 9/18/2015

Please Note: This lot is accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter listing this rifle in 32 cal. w/special order 1/2 Oct bbl and half magazine, shipped 8/9/1889.

EXTREMELY RARE DELUXE MARLIN MODEL 1888 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 26061. Cal. 32 WCF (32-20) Exceptionally rare Marlin rifle with 26″ oct to rnd bbl, half magazine, slightly damaged standard front sight and orig v-notch rear sight. Top flat of bbl has standard roll marking with patent date Oct. 11, 1887. Mounted with B-style checkered, very nicely figured, flame-grain American walnut with straight stock and crescent buttplate. Left side of upper tang, under the wood is marked with the matching SN which is also found on right front face of buttstock. Buttplate is unnumbered. According to Marlin Firearms, Brophy, there were a total of 4,814 Model 1880 rifles in three calibers produced in the period 1888-1892; however, only 4 were assembled after 1889. Of the grand total noted here only 23 had oct to rnd bbl. There is no indication of how many were made with deluxe checkered wood, but a reasonable assumption is that extremely few were so ordered making this one of the most rare of all Marlin rifles. This rifle was produced in 1889 when the West was still wild, and carrying a firearm was an everyday way of life. Few of the firearms of that era survive today with any orig finish, especially small bore rifles such as this which would have been not only self defense but used regularly for small game hunting. PROVENANCE: William “Pete” Harvey. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching except buttplate which is unnumbered. Bbl and magazine tube retain 94-95% strong orig blue with some scattered fine surface etching. Receiver retains about 93-95% glossy orig blue, also with some minor light surface etching. Hammer retains dark case colors and the lever faded case colors on sides, turning silver on outer faces. Buttplate is mostly a silver gray patina. Wood is sound with a few minor nicks and scratches with the buttstock retaining an exceptional restored finish. Forearm retains about 96-97% bright orig finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 49505-2 JR (15,000-25,000) – Lot 2502

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3015
Revised: 9/23/2015

Please Note: We have just discovered this gun was completely restored and upgraded (in a most clever manner). It is a superior job and could fool almost anyone.

RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 FLAT SIDE SADDLE RING CARBINE.

SN 14848. Cal. 44 RF HENRY Standard carbine with 20″ rnd bbl, full magazine, integral front band/front sight with forearm band & two position flip rear sight, graduated 100, 300 & 500. Bbl has the 2-line Henry’s & King’s patent bbl address marking. Receiver is first type with flat front sides & flat loading gate and has a staple end ring in left side. Mounted with nicely figured, uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock & crescent brass buttplate with trap that contains an orig 3-pc brass & iron cleaning rod. Left side of buttstock shows a distinctive “Henry bump”. This feature is seen only on a very few of the earliest Model 1866 arms. The 1866 is the successor to the venerable Model 1860 Henry, and for a short period of time, beginning at about Henry SN 12000 and the beginning of the Model 1866 at about SN 12000, both models were produced simultaneously. These early 1866 arms had many features of the Henry rifle including a sharp radius on the top rear edge of the receiver and the “bump” on an 1866 buttstock, which obviously was a Henry buttstock fitted to an 1866. The flat side receivers were also a carry over from the Henry rifle which resulted in a very thin forearm to accommodate this thin receiver. After numerous complaints of broken forearms Winchester redesigned the front of the receiver with a raised edge which allowed for a thicker forearm. This solved the problem. Likewise, the flat loading gate was only on the first model 1866 arms. Continuous use fatigued the spring steel, resulting in numerous breakages resulting in Winchester redesigning the loading gate to a much more sturdy product. These early 1866 arms usually saw extensive, hard service on the American frontier and literally around the world. They are rarely found with any orig finish and frequently have an altered configuration. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Phil A. Bleakney, Jr. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain most of their thinning orig brown finish with traces of blue on the front band and the forearm band having turned brown. Receiver and sideplates show light wear on the sharp edges with some light chips around the front and rear edges of the sideplates and overall retains a medium to dark mustard patina. Hammer retains most of its orig case colors, moderately to heavily faded. Lever is a brown patina. Wood is sound with light nicks & dings and retains most of its fine orig finish with distinctive Henry bump and some minor bruising from the saddle ring. Buttplate is matching patina to the receiver. Mechanics are fine. Strong bore with moderate pitting. 49059-10 JR (15,000-35,000) – Lot 3015

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3016
Revised: 9/29/2015

Please Note: The description of this lot is correct but one of the photos is incorrect. The close up of the barrels is for Lot 3015 not Lot 3016.

LATE WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 SADDLE RING CARBINE.

SN 165915. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Standard grade carbine with 20″ rnd bbl, full magazine, square based front sight, 1873 marked carbine ladder rear sight. Top of bbl between receiver and rear sight is marked “44 R.F.”. Receiver has staple & saddle ring in left side. Mounted with uncheckered, nicely figured American walnut with straight stock & steel carbine buttplate with trap. Left side of lower tang, under the wood is marked with assembly number “8”, which number is also found in top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. The Cody Firearms Museum records will identify this firearm as a carbine, received in warehouse Aug 26, 1887 and shipped Nov 10, 1887 on Order No. 834. This carbine was produced well after the introduction and acceptance by the public of the Model 1873 “the gun that won the West” which was in the more desirable center fire cartridge and the rim fire cartridge was of waning popularity. Most of these late production 1866 rifles and carbines were sold into Mexico and South America where the rim fire cartridge was still popular. Most of them saw very hard service under adverse conditions and are almost never found today with any orig finish. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Phil A. Bleakney, Jr. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 80-85% orig blue with some thinning and blending with brown patina and usual minor nicks & scrapes. Receiver has nice sharp edges, with the usual nicks, dings & scratches and retains a fine medium mustard patina. Hammer shows traces of orig case colors but is mostly a gray patina. Lever shows traces of orig color in protected areas but is mostly a gray patina mixed with some brown patina spotting. Wood is sound with typical nicks & dings, a minor gouge on lower right side, but retains a nice restored open grain oil finish. Buttplate shows orig case colors on tang and traces across the remainder mixing with silver and brown patina. Mechanics are crisp, bore has strong rifling with some shallow scattered pitting. 49059-11 JR (12,500-17,500) – Lot 3016

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3113
Revised: 9/26/2015

Please Note: Title Should Read: RARE WHITNEY-MORSE LEVER ACTION RIFLE and there is a serial number “283”.

RARE POSSIBLY ONE OF A KIND G.W. MORSE LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN NSN. Cal. 45-70. Serial number not visible, if there is one. Extremely rare, important development in the progression of lever action rifles. This rifle has a 28″ oct bbl, nickel silver Rocky Mountain front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight and it has the caliber marking between rear sight and receiver. The bbl address, forward of rear sight, reads left-handed, “G.W. MORSE / PATENTED OCT 28TH 1856″. It has a full magazine with a magazine band dovetailed into the bottom flat near the muzzle. It has highly figured uncheckered American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate with Winchester style sliding brass trap. The forearm is secured with a wedge & also has a small screw through steel escutcheons. The receiver, although very similar to the early Whitney with flat side and raised front and rear edges with an S-shaped lever. It differs in that it has a right hand loading gate and the carrier stays in the up position until forced by forward pressure on the lever into the lower position to receive a fresh cartridge from the magazine. The top tang is marked “A. BURGESS” with patent dates of January 7 & October 19. The year is not complete having only the first two numbers “18″. The bolt is very unusual in that it has a locking block attached to the solid lever and employs a carrier similar to Winchesters. PROVENANCE: From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Overall retains 96-98% strong bright orig blue with minor handling & storage marks and a few light scratches on the receiver. Wood is sound with a series of small gouges on the bottom along with other light handling & use marks and retains most of its orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 49450-5 JR (6,500-8,500) – Lot 3113

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3138
Revised: 9/23/2015

Please Note: In further researching this gun we sold this gun in 2004 and 2005. At that time there was no cylinder seam and markings were weak all of which have been re-rolled or enhanced since.

SCARCE COLT 3RD MODEL DRAGOON PERCUSSION REVOLVER WITH 8″ BARREL.

SN 19217. Cal. 44. Usual configurations with 8″ oct to rnd bbl, slightly altered silver nickel front sight and 1-line New York City address. Left side of frame has a small COLTS PATENT. The silver plated brass trigger guard & backstrap contain a varnished 1-pc walnut grip with last 4 digits of matching SN in backstrap channel. Cyl has the Dragoon-Indian fight scene roll marking with the “MODEL U.S.M.R.” and “COLT’S PATENT” cartouches faintly above & below the SN. There were about 10500 3rd Model Dragoon revolvers produced in the period 1851-1861, very few of which had the 8″ bbl. Having been produced just at the onset of the Civil War, it is almost with certainty that one could state that this revolver saw service during the Civil War and later on the American frontier. These revolvers, although large and heavy were still popular for their stopping power and longer range shooting. This revolver has 3-screw frame not cut for shoulder stock. Few of these revolvers survive, especially those with 8″ bbls. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Phil A. Bleakney, Jr. CONDITION: Very good, all matching including wedge, cyl & grip. No orig finish remains, being an overall smooth grey/brown patina with scattered nicks & scratches and light surface etching. Cylinder is matching patina and shows 75-80% Dragoon-Indian fight scene roll marking with faint cartouches. Trigger guard & backstrap show an old cleaning with medium mustard patina. Grip has a chipped left toe, otherwise is sound with light edge wear and retains most of an old restored finish. Mechanics are fine. Strong bright bore with fine pitting. 49059-57 JR (7,000-10,000) – Lot 3138

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3141
Revised: 9/23/2015

Please Note: This is not a Baby Dragoon, it is a model 1849 which was re-worked to look like a Baby Dragoon.

RARE CASED COLT TRANSITIONAL BABY DRAGOON PERCUSSION REVOLVER.

SN 12326. Cal. 31. This rare 1850 manufactured Baby Dragoon has desirable 6″ bbl, 2-line New York address and brackets with rolled stagecoach holdup scene. Displayed in fine and rare Baby Dragoon Colt casing with formed upper partition with curves to fit loading arm pivot and the trigger guard. Gun appears orig and matching with crisp markings and fully discernible cylinder scene. CONDITION: Gun is very good overall with matching SNs. Metal is grey/brown overall with scattered staining & pitting with traces of orig finish in protected areas. Backstrap and trigger guard retain about 30% orig silver plate. Stocks are well fit retaining about 80% of their thin orig varnish with edge wear. Stocks retain matching last digits of SN inked in backstrap channel. The bottom ear holding loading assembly latch has been repaired, otherwise gun appears “as found”. Mechanically gun functions well with crisp well defined bore with pitting especially at muzzle. Mahogany casing is in matching, very good condition with double-sided eagle flask with Colt’s Patent retaining some orig varnish, but overall mustard colored patina. Orig pack of cartridges with good label though cracked at hinges with broken cartridges and loose powder. Colt L-shaped gun tool is also very good retaining much of its orig finish though dulled. 2-cavity iron Colts Patent bullet mold with sprue cutter is for a later model and in average condition. Japanned Eley Brothers cap tin is also very good retaining some most orig finish though darkened. 49254-16 JS (7,500-10,500) – Lot 3141

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3169
Revised: 10/7/2015

Please Note: Paper label in the case is a facsimile, not an original Colt product.

EXCEPTIONAL MILITARY INSCRIBED CASED 2ND MODEL COLT 1851 LONDON NAVY PERCUSSION REVOLVER, LOWER CANADA MILITIA.

SN 31122. Cal 36. Blue & color case hardened with 7 1/2″ bbl, brass pin front sight and 1-line London address with dashes. Frame has a tiny “COLTS PATENT” on the left side and the blued steel, large trigger guard and backstrap contain a 1-pc varnished walnut grip. Cylinder is usual 6-shots with Ormsby naval battle scene roll marking.Left side of bbl lug & cylinder have small British proofs. Accompanied by its Colt orig burgundy velvet lined English mahogany case with brass plaque in the lid inscribed “CAPTN LAFITE 1ST M.L.C.”. Gun is inscribed on backstrap identically. Paper directions for loading & cleaning are found on label inside the lid. Case is compartmented in the bottom for the revolver, a rare Dixon bag flask marked “COLTS NAVY FLASK”, a blued 2-cavity “COLT’S PATENT” mold with sprue cutter, an L-shaped nipple wrench, steel cleaning rod, pewter oiler, a lacquered tin of Eley’s caps. Covered compartment in the right rear hold lead balls. This is an exceptional inscribed revolver made in London in 1855 and utilized by British officer in the militia-Lower Canada (Quebec) we believe. A little research should reveal the officer’s history and unit. Other “Lower Canada” standard issue enlisted arms fall in the same serial range as subject gun this is the first inscribed officers gun we are aware of and nothing is mentioned in Nathan L. Swayze’s text “’51 Colt Navies”. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Phil A. Bleakney, Jr. CONDITION: Extremely fine overall. All matching including wedge, though stocks not numbered. Bbl and cylinder retain about 95%+ glossy orig blue with scattered stains with light pinprick pitting. Frame, loading assembly and hammer retain muted case colors with balance silver/grey. Backstrap and trigger guard retain traces of blue finish with balance grey and smooth. Stocks retain most of their varnished surface with edge wear and one bruise at edge on right grip. Mechanically gun functions well with bright crisp bore with pitting near muzzle. 4 complete safety pins are intact, the other 2 are partially smashed. Case is sound and solid, paper label intact with some foxing and edge damage. Burgundy lining has some light fading, wear and soiling. Iron mold retains about 80% of its finish though thin and fading. Dixon flask retains about 90% orig varnish with numerous small nicks, dings and scratches, one large 3/4″ dent on side near base. Cap tin very good with label. Steel cleaning tool very good. L-shaped gun tool is fine retaining 90%+ bright finish. 49059-78 JS (10,000-15,000) – Lot 3169

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3207
Revised: 10/7/2015

Please Note: As cataloged this beautiful Colt is factory engraved and is certainly Nimschke shop engraving. Please note, L.D. Nimschke was an extraordinary, gifted engraver but Colts that were engraved in his shop were not all personally engraved by him. The gifted engravers that worked for him executed a large quantity of engraved Colts that came out of his shop. Some Colt collectors have stated that they felt this Nimschke Colt was not engraved by Nimschke personally and we do not disagree. None the less it was produced in his shop.

EXCEPTIONAL EARLY NIMSCHKE ENGRAVED COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER.

SN 103901. Cal. 45. Nickel finish with 4-3/4″ bbl, full front sight & 2-line address. Frame has 3-line patent dates & left front web of trigger guard is marked with Cal. Mounted with distributor supplied 1-pc “certifiable antique ivory” grip that has an extraordinary, very deep, raised carved ox head on right side. Grip is constructed in early style consisting of 2 slabs of ivory attached to 2 wooden spacer blocks and has the matching SN in the backstrap channel. Ejector housing is third type with half-moon ejector head & bottom of bbl has last 4 digits of matching SN under ejector housing. Revolver is beautifully engraved by L.D. Nimschke with nearly full coverage foliate arabesque patterns on the frame. Left recoil shield and loading gate have Mr. Nimschke’s distinctive sunburst patterns. Topstrap is engraved in his snake & dot patterns with fine snake & dot patterns in the bottom front gullets. Base pin boss & ejector boss are engraved with hunter’s stars. Matching engraving extends about 3/4s up the sides of the bbl with snake & dot patterns continuing to the muzzle. The address has fine snake & dot & geometric patterns around the address, extending nearly to the front sight. Cylinder is engraved with matching foliate arabesque patterns on lands between flutes with sunburst patterns back of the flutes. Rear face of cylinder is marked with last 4 digits of of matching SN. Top gullet of ejector housing is engraved with very fine zig-zag & dot patterns. Outer radius of ejector housing is engraved in geometric patterns. top of backstrap & backstrap ears are engraved in distinctive Nimschke patterns with foliate arabesque & geometric patterns down the backstrap, on the buttstrap & trigger bow. Screw heads are all fire blued and all engraving patterns have pearled background. Cylinder pin is a later replacement. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter which identifies this revolver in Cal. 45 Colt with 4-3/4″ bbl, nickel finish, type stocks not listed, factory engraved & shipped to Schoverling, Daly & Gales, NY, NY on Oct 1, 1884 in a 3-gun shipment. Additionally accompanied by a modern custom made, red velvet lined oak casing that is compartmented for the revolver with a covered compartment containing a functioning key with a cartridge block containing 18 rounds of modern ammunition. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Phil A. Bleakney, Jr. Special Note: This item contains or is made of ivory. Do not bid on this lot unless you have read and agreed to our "Ivory Position Statement" and the "Waiver of Legal and Financial Risk to James D. Julia in regards to your Purchase of an Ivory Object." This information is located in the front section of our catalog. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching including bbl, cylinder and grip. Overall retains 98-99% crisp orig nickel showing only minor dulling near the muzzle. Screws retain about all of their orig fire blue. Grip is sound & has minor age lines on the bottom edges & overall shows a wonderful, mellow ivory patina. Hammer is not solid & safety notch, otherwise mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with a couple scattered spots of pitting. Box is extremely fine. 49059-86 JR IVORY (40,000-60,000) – Lot 3207

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3211
Revised: 10/7/2015

Please Note: As catalog indicates this Colt was factory engraved. Some collectors feel that the engraving is likely Helfrecht engraving rather than Wilber Glahn and we do not disagree.

*FINE ENGRAVED COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER.

SN 261251. Cal. 44WCF. Nickel finish with 4-3/4″ bbl. Full front sight & 2-line address with “COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER” roll marking on left side. Bottom of bbl at the frame is marked with a tiny “44”. Left side of frame has 2-line, 3 patent dates and “Rampant Colt” in a circle. Mounted with 2-pc distributor supplied pearl grips that has a raised carved ox head on right side. Revolver is engraved by Wilbur Glahn with about full coverage foliate arabesque patterns on the frame. Left recoil shield and front frame are engraved with hunter stars. Topstrap is stamped with small dots. Engraving patterns extend nearly full length both sides of the bbl and top gullet of ejector housing is engraved in a snake pattern. Cylinder has matching engraving patterns on lands between flutes and it has a dash & dot border around rear edge. top of backstrap is engraved in Mr. Glahn’s distinctive fan pattern with central “V”. Backstrap & trigger bow are engraved in geometric patterns. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter which identifies the revolver in Cal. 44-40 with 3-3/4″ bbl, nickel finish, type of stocks not listed, factory engraved & shipped to H&D Folsom Arms Co., NY, NY on Dec 17, 1904 in a 2 gun shipment. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Phil A. Bleakney, Jr. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains about 95% orig nickel showing holster wear around the muzzle and tip of ejector housing. Nickel overall is slightly dulled, brighter on the backstrap & buttstrap. Frontstrap & trigger bow show wear. Grips are sound with an old age line at the top left & show great fire with good color on right side. Mechanics are fine. Bright shiny bore. 49059-89 JR C&R (10,000-15,000) – Lot 3211

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3246
Revised: 9/18/2015

Please Note: Typographical Error. Description should read 12 ga not 16 ga as stated in the catalog.

EXTREMELY RARE COLT MODEL 1878 DAMASCUS DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN.

SN 20801. Cal. 16GA. Very rare Colt shotgun with 30″ twist bbls that have tapered concave rib & single brass bead with doll’s head rib extension. Lockplates are marked with the COLT name. Mounted with nicely figured straight grain American walnut with checkered, black insert, Schnable tip, splinte forearm & rnd knob stock that has color case hardened smooth steel buttplate. Colt produced about 23,000 shotguns of this model before competition from cheap European imports forced them to cease production. Very few were produced in 16 ga. This shotgun, being the lowest grade had very little ornamentation beyond the checkered forearm & wrist. These were “working man’s” tools and usually saw continuous hard service and are almost never found with any orig finish. CONDITION: Extremely fine+, all matching (stock was not checked for matching numbers). Bbls retain 99% crisp orig brown twist pattern. Receiver, lockplates & hammers retain about all of their brilliant orig case colors, slightly faded on the bottom. Trigger guard retains about all of its bright fire blue & the buttplate about 90% brilliant case colors, showing wear only on the heel. Wood is sound with only a very few tiny handling & storage nicks and retains virtually all of its orig factory oil finish. Mechanics are crisp. Brilliant, shiny bores. Appears to be new and unfired. 48568-10 JR (10,000-15,000) – Lot 3246

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3250
Revised: 10/2/2015

Please Note: The Autry Center for the West have kindly provided information from the original Gatling Gun Co. ledgers indicating that SN 145 was given as First Prize at the NY State National Guard Matches at Creedmoor Long Island on 4/16/1874. It was won by the 79th Regiment’s 12 man team with a score of 199. The value of the Gatling Gun prize was $2,000 in 1874.

Important Additional Information: This rare Gatling Gun was previously in the collection of renowned collector/dealer Al Kelley of Middlebury, CT for many years. Prior to that it had been deaccessioned from a New York State Museum. The museum had obtained it from the New York National Guard. Mr. Kelley reported all this information in his sale advertisement which appeared in the March/April 1984 issue of Man at Arms magazine. At that time it was complete with carriage, Limber and 16 magazines.

RARE COLT MODEL 1875 GATLING GUN ON CARRIAGE WITH LIMBER.

SN 145. Cal. 50 CF. Fine orig Gatling gun with 32″ ten bbl cluster mounted in a brass housing with steel frame. Gun is in an orig cast iron yoke on an orig field carriage with olive drab painted iron bound wood frame and orig style concave wheels with 1/2″ thick steel rims. Carriage is complete with seat, safety chains and tiller. Top of the gun housing is mounted with a 3-3/4″ diameter cast brass plate marked “GATLING’S BATTERY GUN / MADE BY COLT’S / PT. FIRE ARMS / MFG CO / HARTFORD, CONN. / U.S.A.” which is surrounding 4 patent dates. Gun is equiped with orig traversing unit and elevation screw with brass wheel. Gun has 1-1/4″ trunions and 2″ cascable. It appears that all the bolts are matching and numbered to their respective bbls. Accompanied by an orig Gatling gun limber with an orig iron bound box mounted to the axle that is 35″ long X 24-3/4″ wide and 19″ deep that has metal covered lid and a heavy iron hasp on the front. Interior is compartmented with large compartment on each end that will hold 7 orig 4-magazine trays for a total of 64 loaded magazines. The center has a 5-1/2″ wide compartment, for spare ammunition. The limber is complete with all fittings including the doubletree and articulated stand. The tiller wood handle is not present in the socket. The Model 1875 Gatling gun had improvements over the Model 1874 with fixed front sight, a deeper magazine well, beveled bolt face edges and other small items. The US Army bought 44 long Model 1875 Gatling guns, of which this is one, in the serial range 107-146 and also in a later range. Also accompanied by 16 orig tinned steel and brass stick magazines in orig trays holding 4 magazines each. Some are missing their followers. Additionally accompanied by 8 empty orig wood magazine trays. Also accompanied by six 20-rd boxes of Old Reliable brand new, unprimed caliber 50-70 brass cases. Gatling guns, wherever they were employed often turned the tide of battle, especially with the British in Africa. Who knows, had Custer not left his Gatling guns behind the results may have been different. CONDITION: Fine, appears to be all matching. Bbls are a cleaned gray metal patina with remarkably bright shiny bores. Brass housing is very fine and shows a medium mustard patina, as does all of the other brass. Carriage and limber have been completely restored with all of the wood painted olive drab and the metal parts black. Mechanics are fine. 49541-1 JR (200,000-300,000) – Lot 3250

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3265
Revised: 9/26/2015

Please Note: Recent information has been received that this set of revolvers was purchased from a farmer in Wisconsin in 1974 by renowned collector Roger Muckerheide. He sold them several years later through a West Coast auction house.

EXTREMELY RARE CASED SET OF FACTORY ENGRAVED SMITH & WESSON NO. 2 ARMY TIP-UP REVOLVERS.

SN 75381/76487. Cal. 32 RF. Both revolvers are identical, blue and silver finish with 5″ oct ribbed bbls, German silver front sights with 1-line address on ribs. Top straps are 3-pin style with cyl stops and rear sight. Both are mounted with 2-pc smooth rosewood grips, matching numbered to their respective revolvers. Both revolvers have assembly numbers on left side of their grip frames, under the grips, with matching assembly numbers on rear faces of bbl lugs and front faces of cyls. Revolvers are nearly identically engraved with extremely fine, intertwined foliate arabesque patterns that have fine pearled background. Frames have full coverage on the sides with matching patterns on the backstraps and buttstraps. Matching patterns extend onto the bbl lugs and side flats at the muzzles. Top front flats of the frames and rear top flats of bbls are also beautifully engraved. Cyls are engraved with a full band of matching foliate arabesque patterns around the patent dates in the center. Accompanied by an incredible, blue velvet lined mahogany casing that is recessed for the two revolvers and a rosewood handled brass cleaning rod. There are 5 covered compartments with “certified antique ivory” pulls containing a small bottle of oil, a functioning key, and 9 cal 32 rimfire cartridges. These revolvers are accompanied by a factory letter which confirms they were among a 50-unit shipment of Model No. 2 Army’s in January 1871 to M. W. Robinson of New York City, S&W’s largest distributor of the late 19th & early 20th Century. The letter states this shipment consisted of a variety of finishes and barrel lengths and that 10 of the 50 were engraved, 2 of which had a “plated breech” (frame), which conclusively identifies this pair of revolvers as being factory engraved. Throughout the U.S. and around the world, both during the Civil War and in the last half of the 19th Century, many soldiers and, famous and not so famous personages, made great use of the S&W No. 2 Army as they’re arm of personal protection, such as Wild Bill Hickok who was found to have been carrying a No. 2 Army on the night he was killed in 1874. Rarely does one find an engraved No. 2 Army, let alone a matched set and especially housed in an incredible case. This is one of the finest sets of Smith & Wesson No. 2 Army Revolvers come to market in recent years Special Note: This item contains or is made of ivory. Do not bid on this lot unless you have read and agreed to our "Ivory Position Statement" and the "Waiver of Legal and Financial Risk to James D. Julia in regards to your Purchase of an Ivory Object." This information is located in the front section of our catalog. CONDITION: Revolvers are virtually identical, all matching and in very fine to extremely fine condition. They retain about 95% glossy orig blue on the bbls with the losses from flaking, not wear. Frames retain virtually all of their strong orig silver finish, slightly thin on the backstrap of #75381. Triggers and hammers show dark case colors. Cyls retain virtually all of their strong orig blue, slightly lighter on the cyl of #75381. Grips are all extremely fine plus, with sharp edges and 99% plus orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp. Strong bright bores with some light roughness. Case is sound with some minor handling and storage nicks and scratches and retains about 97-98% orig finish. Interior is lightly faded with light soil. Other accessories are fine. 49654-5 JR IVORY (25,000-40,000) – Lot 3265

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3279
Revised: 9/26/2015

Please note: Estimate should be $15,000 – $20,000.

RARE REMINGTON SPLIT BREECH DERRINGER PISTOL.

SN 1430. Cal. 22 All blue finish with 16-3/16″ oct to rnd bbl, orig Remington front sight with nickel silver blade and miniature Remington semi-buckhorn rear sight. Built on a number 2 vest pocket derringer frame wherein the longer bbl was sleeved into the orig bbl root. The workmanship is incredible with only the most faint line where the two bbls join. Mounted with 2-pc smooth walnut grips, matching numbered to this pistol. Backstrap & buttstrap are threaded for an attachable wire shoulder stock in exactly the same manner as three other similar pistols being sold elsewhere in this auction. There is considerable controversy about the authenticity of these pistol carbines with two schools of thought, one of which posits that they were created by factory employees on their own time or by a very skilled 19th century gunsmith. Regardless they are a very interesting and unique item, very seldom ever encountered. No two items are known to be exactly identical. PROVENANCE: The Elliott Burka Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 88-90% strong bright blue with scattered spots of fine pitting; frame retains traces of blue in sheltered areas having mostly flaked to a medium patina. Grips are sound with a few nicks & scratches & light wear on high points and retain most of their orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp; bright shiny bore. 49662-11 JR194 (8,000-15,000) – Lot 3279

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3280
Revised: 9/26/2015

Please note: Estimate should be $15,000 – $25,000.

RARE REMINGTON SPLIT BREECH DERRINGER RIFLE.

SN 3821. Cal. 22 Unusual pistol carbine with 16-1/2″ oct to rnd bbl, miniature front sight and miniature homemade, Remington-style semi-buckhorn rear sight. Built on a number 2 Remington vest pocket derringer frame that has had the longer bbl sleeved into the orig bbl root. Frame is nickeled steel and mounted with 2-pc smooth rosewood grips. Accompanied by a skeleton wire stock that screws into the backstrap and is attached to the buttstrap by a knurled thumb knob. Thumb knob appears to be a modern replacement. There is considerable controversy surrounding these little pistol carbines with two schools of thought, one of which posits that they were made by Remington workmen on their own time or by a very skilled gunsmith of the late 19th century. Conversation with Roy Marcot, renowned Remington historian and author, disclosed that there is one of these pistol-rifles in the Official Remington Museum. It is his contention that Remington would not display something not produced in their factory or that was made by an outside source. Although he did say there are some ancient weapons in the museum not made by Remington. However, to the best of his knowledge only those weapons manufactured by E. Remington & Sons from the time of Eliphalet Remington in the late 1840s woull have been retained in the original Remington Arms Collection. Regardless they are very well made and quite unique. No two examined to date have been exactly alike although the stock and attaching system on this pistol is very similar to two others being sold elsewhere in this auction. PROVENANCE: The Elliott Burka Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains a smooth, even, plummy patina with only sharp edge wear and some scattered fine pitting. Frame retains about 80% orig nickel with a series of scratches on both sides. Grips are sound showing heavy wear and retain a restored finish. Mechanics are fine; worn dark bore with light rifling. Stock is a plummy brown patina. 49662-12 JR191 (6,000-10,000) – Lot 3280

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3281
Revised: 9/26/2015

Please note: Estimate should be $12,500 – $17,500.

RARE REMINGTON SPLIT BREECH DERRINGER RIFLE.

SN 2872. Cal 22. Rare pocket rifle built on a number 2 vest pocket derringer frame with 16-1/8″ oct to rnd bbl with Stevens globe front sight that has pin insert and nickel silver blade on top. Rear sight is a miniature Remington semi-buckhorn style. Frame is nickeled and mounted with smooth 2-pc “certifiable antique ivory” grips. Accompanied by its orig skeleton wire stock which screws into the backstrap and is secured to the buttstrap with a screw which is a replacement for the orig knurled thumb screw. Pistol was created by sleeving the orig bbl root with the longer bbl, leaving the 2-line Remington address on top flat. There is considerable controversy about the authenticity of these pistol carbines with two schools of thought, one of which posits that they were created by factory employees on their own time or by a very skilled 19th century gunsmith. Conversation with Roy Marcot, renowned Remington historian and author, disclosed that there is one of these pistol-rifles in the Official Remington Museum. It is his contention that Remington would not display something not produced in their factory or that was made by an outside source. Although he did say there are some ancient weapons in the museum not made by Remington. However, to the best of his knowledge only those weapons manufactured by E. Remington & Sons from the time of Eliphalet Remington in the late 1840s would have been retained in the original Remington Arms Collection. Regardless they are a very interesting and unique item, very seldom ever encountered. No two items are known to be exactly identical although the stock attaching system is like two others being sold elsewhere in this auction. PROVENANCE: The Elliott Burka Estate Collection. Special Note: This item contains or is made of ivory. Do not bid on this lot unless you have read and agreed to our "Ivory Position Statement" and the "Waiver of Legal and Financial Risk to James D. Julia in regards to your Purchase of an Ivory Object." This information is located in the front section of our catalog. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains about 80% dull blue with sharp edge wear and some surface discoloration. Frame retains most of a restored nickel finish with nicks & scratches on both sides. Left grip has a chipped toe and both grips have age lines with a fine mellow ivory patina on left side and a golden ivory color on the right side. Mechanics are fine; strong bright bore, frosty in the grooves. Stock is fine. 49662-1 JR193 IVORY (8,000-15,000) – Lot 3281

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3283
Revised: 9/26/2015

Please note: Estimate should be $18,500 – $25,500.

EXTREMELY RARE REMINGTON CORAL GUTTA PERCHA CANE GUN.

SN 41. Cal 32 RF. Incredible coral gutta percha cane gun that is 36″ overall length with metal tip that has reeded band. Handle is curved with a silver band at the transition which is engraved “J R ANDREWS MD”. It has domed trigger with concentric rings. Company name, address & patent dates are faintly legible on the handle. Matching SNs are found on the handle shaft, main shaft & tip. Main shaft is unscrewed from the handle for loading and after the handle is reattached a pull on the handle cocks the striker and the rear sight pops up for use. Once fired, the process is repeated for reloading. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms there were about 1800 Remington cane guns were produced in the period 1866-1888 with at least four different handle styles. Coral gutta percha is not mentioned in the records, however, according to a renowned Remington authority these are the most rare of all Remington cane guns. He stated that there are only four known, Mr. Burka’s collection, one in another collection and a broken one in the Remington archive collection. PROVENANCE: The Elliott Burka Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching as noted above. Main shaft has two small, short vertical hairlines at the joint and the handle has a repair at the bend. Otherwise it is completely sound. Mechanics are crisp. Bright shiny bore. 49662-20 JR (7,500-9,500) – Lot 3283

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3284
Revised: 9/26/2015

Please note: Estimate should be $13,000 – $15,000.

RARE REMINGTON PERCUSSION CANE GUN WITH BALL AND CLAW HANDLE.

SN 18. Cal 31. Brown gutta percha construction, 31″ overall length with short handle shaft and metal tip with knurled band. Trigger is domed and checkered. There is a narrow band with sight bead near the metal tip which is marked with the SN and the Thomas & Remington patent information. Matching SN is also found on the striker unit in the handle, visible when the handle is retracted to fire. The handle is unscrewed from the main shaft for loading and pulled rearward to expose the nipple recess for installing a percussion cap which action also raises the tiny rear sight. Unfortunately, the threads are frozen in the shaft and cannot be unscrewed to check the bore. There is a 1/4″ silver band at the joint of the knob and handle shaft. There are no visible markings or SNs on shaft. According to a renowned Remington authority the ball & claw handle shape is one of the most rare. There were about 500 percussion cane guns produced 1858-1866, at which time percussion cane gun production ceased and a new era of self contained cartridge cane guns began. PROVENANCE: The Elliott Burka Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine to very fine, all matching. Overall retains a smooth dark chocolate to black color with no visible breaks. There is a area of fading near the sight collar where it appears there may have been a sticker of some sort stuck to the shaft. Mechanics are a little sluggish sometimes, but are functional. Unable to check the bore. 49662-14 JR (4,000-6,000) – Lot 3284

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3285
Revised: 9/26/2015

Please note: Estimate should be $8,000 – $9,000.

SCARCE REMINGTON CANE GUN WITH LARGE DOGS HEAD HANDLE.

SN 630. Cal 32 RF. Made of black gutta percha, 38-1/4″ long with metal tip that has reeded band. It has long handle shaft and domed trigger button with concentric rings. The joint between the dogs head handle and shaft has a 5/16″ nickel silver band. SN is found on the handle shaft, main shaft and tip. Tip of the main shaft has a steel sight band, missing its bead. The Remington and patent information on the handle shaft is partly visible. Handle is unscrewed from the shaft for loading and unloading and when reassembled handle is pulled to cock the striker and raise the rear sight. There were only about 1800 of these scarce cartridge cane guns produced 1866-1888 with at least four handle styles and a variety of lengths. Finding one of these canes completely orig and intact is a great rarity. PROVENANCE: The Elliott Burka Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching. Gutta percha is completely intact with no visible chips or breaks, having faded from black to brown. Metal tip is a smooth brown patina with plier marks. Dog’s head handle is extremely fine retaining great detail. Mechanics are fine; strong bright bore with very fine frosting 49662-13 JR (4,000-6,000) – Lot 3285

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3286
Revised: 9/26/2015

Please note: Estimate should be $8,000 – $9,000.

SCARCE REMINGTON CANE GUN WITH LARGE DOGS HEAD HANDLE.

SN 1550. Cal. 32 RF. Made of brown gutta percha, 37-1/4″ long with metal tip that has reeded band. It has long handle shaft and trigger button with concentric rings. The joint between the dogs head handle and shaft has a 5/16″ nickel silver band. Handle is unscrewed from the shaft for loading and unloading and when reassembled handle is pulled to cock the striker and raise the rear sight. To decock and close the handle shaft one simply depresses the rear sight which releases the tension on the striker spring and the cane can be closed. SN is found on the handle shaft, main shaft and metal tip. Very little of the Remington and patent information is visible on the handle shaft. There were only about 1800 of these rare cartridge cane guns produced 1866-1888 with at least four handle styles and a variety of lengths. Finding one of these canes completely orig and intact is a great rarity. PROVENANCE: The Elliott Burka Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching. There is a small chip at the handle/main shaft joint, otherwise cane is intact showing moderate wear with light pitting on the tip. Dog’s head handle is extremely fine retaining great detail. Mechanics need attention, striker will not cock although it is functional. Strong bright bore. 49662-8 JR (3,500-5,000) – Lot 3286

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3287
Revised: 9/26/2015

Please note: Estimate should be $7,500 – $8,500.

SCARCE REMINGTON PERCUSSION CANE GUN WITH LARGE DOGS HEAD HANDLE.

SN 145. Cal 31. Made of black gutta percha, 35″ long with metal tip that has reeded band. It has short handle shaft and trigger button with concentric rings. The joint between the dogs head handle and shaft has a 5/16″ nickel silver band. Tip of the main shaft has a tiny brass bead. SN is found only on the metal tip with no other information visible. Handle is unscrewed from the shaft for loading and when reassembled handle is pulled to cock the striker which also raises the rear sight and exposes the nipple for installing a percussion cap. There were only about 500 of these scarce cartridge canes produced 1858-1866 with at least four handle styles and a variety of lengths. The large dogs head configuration on a percussion cane is a great rarity. Finding one of these canes completely orig and intact is also a great rarity. PROVENANCE: The Elliott Burka Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Handle shaft has a small T-shaped fracture and a small raised area with a chip just above where the rear sight pops up and contacts the shaft. Percussion chamber is cracked internally and does not show externally. Main shaft has about a 1″ repaired crack at the handle joint, otherwise is completely intact. Metal tip has been cleaned and shows light pitting. Mechanics are fine. Strong dark bore. 49662-10 JR (2,500-4,000) – Lot 3287

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3288
Revised: 9/26/2015

Please note: Estimate should be $6,500 – $7,500.

SCARCE REMINGTON CANE GUN WITH SMALL DOG’S HEAD HANDLE.

SN NSN. Cal. 22. Made of brown gutta percha 35-1/4″ long with metal tip that still has its front sight and a narrow, added nickel silver ring at the very end. It has a small dog’s head handle with long handle shaft. The domed trigger has concentric rings and there is a 5/16″ grooved nickel silver band at the joint between the dog’s head handle and shaft. No markings or SNs remain visible. Handle is unscrewed for loading and unloading and when reassembled the handle is pulled to cock the striker and raise the rear sight. To decock one simply depresses the rear sight which relieves tension on the striker spring. There were only about 1800 of these rare cartridge cane guns produced 1866-1888 in two different calibers and at least four different handle styles with a variety of lengths. Given that the gutta percha material is reasonably fragile, very few survive today completely intact. PROVENANCE: The Elliott Burka Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains a smooth dark brown patina, lighter on the handle shaft and dog’s head. Main shaft has one spot of light discoloration. Metal tip is a dark brown patina. Mechanics are fine. Worn dark bore. 49662-18 JR (3,000-5,000) – Lot 3288

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3289
Revised: 9/26/2015

Please note: Estimate should be $6,500 – $7,500.

RARE REMINGTON CANE GUN WITH SMALL DOG’S HEAD HANDLE.

SN 594. Cal. 22. Made of brown gutta percha 35-1/2″ long with metal tip and a small dog’s head handle with long shaft. The domed trigger has concentric rings and there is a 5/16″ grooved nickel silver band at the joint between the dog’s head handle and shaft. SN is on the handle shaft and main shaft near the tip. Handle is unscrewed from the main shaft for loading and unloading and when reassembled the handle is pulled to cock the striker and raise the rear sight. To decock one simply depresses the rear sight which relieves tension on the striker spring. The Remington and patent date information are mostly visible at the joint between the handle shaft and main shaft. There were only about 1800 of this rare cartridge cane guns produced 1866-1888 in two different calibers and at least four different handle styles with a variety of lengths. Given that the gutta percha material is reasonably fragile, very few survive today completely intact. PROVENANCE: The Elliott Burka Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching except tip whose number is obliterated with pitting. Overall retains a smooth brown patina with a few minor nicks & scratches and a repaired crack at the tip and another, barely noticeable in the handle. Mechanics are crisp; strong bright bore. 49662-16 JR (2,500-4,000) – Lot 3289

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3290
Revised: 9/26/2015

Please note: Estimate should be $14,500 – $16,500.

RARE REMINGTON CONVERSION CANE GUN WITH BULBOUS HANDLE.

SN 64. Cal 32 CF. Brown gutta percha, 34″ overall length with short handle shaft. Main shaft has a long metal tip with spiral knurled band with Thomas patent date and Remington address. The domed trigger is checkered and there is a 1/4″ silver band at the transition between the handle & shaft. SN is only visible on the tip. This cane has been converted from percussion to Cal 32 S&W center fire. There were only about 500 Remington percussion canes produced 1858-1866 in four different handle styles and various lengths. A renowned Remington authority has stated that the bulbous style handle is one of the most rare. There are no records known regarding conversions so there is no way to know if this was done at the factory or by a gunsmith outside the factory. Regardless, it is an extremely rare cane. PROVENANCE: The Elliott Burka Estate Collection. CONDITION: About fine. The gutta percha is all sound except for one small hairline by the trigger opening. Overall it has turned to a chocolate brown color. Mechanics need attention as the striker will not cock. Bright shiny bore. 49662-3 JR (3,000-5,000) – Lot 3290

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3291
Revised: 9/26/2015

Please note: Estimate should be $6,500 – $7,500.

RARE REMINGTON PERCUSSION CANE GUN WITH LARGE CURVED HANDLE.

SN 52. Cal. 31. Made of brown gutta percha, 34″ long, with large curved handled and short handle shaft. Trigger is domed with concentric rings. It has metal tip with dbl reeded bands marked with the Thomas & Remington patent information it has a narrow iron sight ring with nickel silver bead. There is a 5/16″ nickel silver band at the junction of the handle and handle shaft. Handle is unscrewed from the main shaft for loading and once reassembled the handle is pulled to cock the striker and raise the rear sight in preparation for firing. To decock the striker one simply presses the sight which relieves striker spring tension and the shaft can be closed. There were only about 500 of these rare percussion cane guns produced 1858-1866 in two calibers and at least four handle styles. Completely orig examples without repairs are extremely rare. PROVENANCE: The Elliott Burka Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine, only SN visible is on the metal tip. Handle shaft has a filled area at the junction with the main shaft, otherwise gutta percha appears to be intact and is a dark chocolate patina. Mechanics are fine. Strong dark bore. 49662-9 JR (3,000-5,000) – Lot 3291

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3292
Revised: 9/26/2015

Please note: Estimate should be $6,500 – $7,500.

SCARCE REMINGTON CANE GUN WITH LARGE CURVED HANDLE.

SN 13. Cal. 32 RF. Made of brown gutta percha 37-1/4″ overall length with long handle shaft and metal tip with reeded band. It has 5/16″ nickel silver band at the transition between handle & shaft. Trigger button has concentric rings. Handle is unscrewed from the main shaft for loading or unloading and once reassembled the handle is pulled to cock the striker and raise the rear sight in preparation for firing. To decock the striker one simply presses the sight which relieves striker spring tension and the shaft can be closed. There were only about 1800 of these rare cartridge cane guns produced 1866-1888 in two calibers and at least four handle styles. Completely orig examples without repairs are extremely rare. PROVENANCE: The Elliott Burka Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine SN only partially visible on metal tip, no other markings visible on the shaft or handle shaft. Handle shaft and main shaft have a couple of repaired cracks that area nearly invisible, otherwise gutta percha is sound with a dark chocolate patina. Metal tip is bright metal. Mechanics are fine. Strong bright bore. 49662-7 JR (3,000-5,000) – Lot 3292

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3293
Revised: 9/26/2015

Please note: Estimate should be $4,500 – $6,500.

SCARCE REMINGTON CANE GUN WITH LARGE CURVED HANDLE.

SN 1146. Cal. 32 RF Smooth Bore. Made of brown gutta percha 36-1/4″ overall length with long handle shaft and metal tip with reeded band. It has 5/16″ nickel silver band at the transition between handle & shaft. Trigger button is domed with concentric rings. Handle is unscrewed from the main shaft for loading or unloading and once reassembled the handle is pulled to cock the striker and raise the rear sight in preparation for firing. To decock the striker one simply presses the sight which relieves striker spring tension and the shaft can be closed. There were only about 1800 of these rare cartridge cane guns produced 1866-1888 in two calibers and at least four handle styles. Completely orig examples without repairs are extremely rare. PROVENANCE: The Elliott Burka Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching with SNs visible on handle shaft, main shaft and metal tip. No other markings are visible. Handle and handle shaft are a dark chocolate color while the main shaft is a light chocolate color. Metal tip is brown patina. Mechanics are fine, lightly pitted bore. 49662-17 JR (3,000-5,000) – Lot 3293

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3294
Revised: 9/26/2015

Please note: Estimate should be $6,500 – $7,500.

RARE REMINGTON CANE GUN WITH SMALL CURVED HANDLE.

SN 1518. Cal. 22. Made of gutta percha, 35-1/2″ long with long handle shaft and 5/16″ nickel silver band at the handle/handle shaft junction. It has a metal tip with reeded band. Handle is unscrewed from the main shaft for loading/unloading and once reassembled the handle is pulled to cock the striker and raise the rear sight in preparation for firing. To decock the striker one simply presses the sight which relieves striker spring tension and the shaft can be closed. There were only about 1800 of these rare cartridge cane guns produced 1866-1888 in two calibers and at least four handle styles. Completely orig examples without repairs are extremely rare. PROVENANCE: The Elliott Burka Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine, handle shaft and main shaft are matching numbered. Metal tip is unnumbered. Gutta percha appears to be completely sound with no visible nicks or breaks and overall retains a medium brown patina, darker on the handle. Handle shaft and main shaft are the same color. Mechanics are fine. Worn dark bore. 49662-5 JR (3,500-5,000) – Lot 3294

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3295
Revised: 9/26/2015

Please note: Estimate should be $3,500 – $5,000.

SCARCE REMINGTON CANE GUN WITH LARGE CURVED HANDLE.

SN 892. Cal 32 RF. Made of brown gutta percha 35″ overall length with long handle shaft and metal tip with reeded band. It has 5/16″ nickel silver band at the transition between handle & shaft. Trigger button is domed and has concentric rings. Tip end of the main shaft has a small sight ring, missing its bead. Handle is unscrewed from the main shaft for loading or unloading and once reassembled the handle is pulled to cock the striker and raise the rear sight in preparation for firing. To decock the striker one simply presses the sight which relieves striker spring tension and the shaft can be closed. There were only about 1800 of these rare cartridge cane guns produced 1866-1888 in two calibers and at least four handle styles. Completely orig examples without repairs are extremely rare. PROVENANCE: The Elliott Burka Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains a dark chocolate patina with no visible breaks or chips. Metal tip shows the SN with no other marks visible anywhere on the cane. Mechanics need attention, striker will not cock. Strong bright bore. 49662-19 JR (3,000-5,000) – Lot 3295

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3296
Revised: 9/26/2015

Please note: Estimate should be $6,500 – $7,500.

RARE REMINGTON CANE GUN WITH SMALL CURVED HANDLE.

SN NVN. Cal. 22. Made of gutta percha, 34-1/4″ long with long handle shaft and 5/16″ nickel silver band at the handle/handle shaft junction. It has a metal tip with reeded band. Near the end of the main shaft is a small brass bead front sight. Handle is unscrewed from the main shaft for loading/unloading and once reassembled the handle is pulled to cock the striker and raise the rear sight in preparation for firing. To decock the striker one simply presses the sight which relieves striker spring tension and the shaft can be closed. There were only about 1800 of these rare cartridge cane guns produced 1866-1888 in two calibers and at least four handle styles. Completely orig examples without repairs are extremely rare. PROVENANCE: The Elliott Burka Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. There are a couple of small cracks by the front sight and a tiny chip at the handle shaft, otherwise gutta percha is sound with a smooth, even dark chocolate brown patina. Mechanics are fine. Strong, lightly frosted bore. 49662-21 JR (3,000-5,000) – Lot 3296

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3297
Revised: 9/26/2015

Please note: Estimate should be $4,000 – $6,000.

RARE REMINGTON PERCUSSION CANE GUN WITH GOLD PLATED HANDLE.

SN 68. Cal. 31. Standard percussion cane gun about 31-1/2″ overall with short handle shaft and right angle gold plated handle that is heavily decorated with cast foliate and floral arabesque patterns. Left side of handle has a large oval engraved “SG”. Standard tip is steel with a spiral knurled band and Thomas & Remington patent information along with the SN. Trigger is domed and checkered. The handle contains the striker unit and nipple which must be unscrewed for loading than reattached to the handle. The handle is then retracted, which cocks the striker and raises the rear sight and exposes the nipple for installation of a percussion cap. Pressing the trigger fires the striker and process is repeated. To decock one simply presses down on the rear sight, which relieves the tension on the striker spring. There were only about 500 Remington percussion canes produced 1858-1866 in four different handle styles and various lengths. PROVENANCE: The Elliott Burka Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. The main shaft and handle shaft retain a smooth, dark chocolate brown color with a small bulge just above the handle joint and about a 1″ crack above the tip. Tip is moderately to heavily pitted with most of the information visible. Mechanics are fine. Bright shiny bore. Gold plated handle is equally fine. 49662-15 JR (2,000-3,000) – Lot 3297

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3298
Revised: 9/26/2015

Please note: Estimate should be $5,500 – $7,500.

SCARCE EARLY REMINGTON CANE GUN WITH CUSTOM IVORY HANDLE.

SN 62. Cal. 32 RF. Made of brown gutta percha, 33-1/2″ long with domed trigger that has concentric rings. The metal tip has a reeded band with an iron sight ring near the tip that has tiny nickel silver bead. The custom handle shaft is screwed to the short handle shaft and is a knobby piece of “certifiable antique ivory”, about 4-1/2″ long x 1-1/4″ diameter. The handle is unscrewed from the main shaft for loading. To fire, the handle is retracted and cocks the striker which also raises the rear sight. There were only about 1800 cartridge cane guns produced in the period 1866-1888 and few survive today. PROVENANCE: The Elliott Burka Estate Collection. Special Note: This item contains or is made of ivory. Do not bid on this lot unless you have read and agreed to our "Ivory Position Statement" and the "Waiver of Legal and Financial Risk to James D. Julia in regards to your Purchase of an Ivory Object." This information is located in the front section of our catalog. CONDITION: Very good. Main shaft has a chip near the sight ring at the tip and a short hairline crack. Handle shaft has a chip and a short crack just below the handle and is missing a chip by the trigger button. Otherwise, gutta percha is intact with a smooth dark brown chocolate patina. Mechanics are fine. Strong dark bore. 49662-6 JR IVORY (2,000-3,000) – Lot 3298

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3299
Revised: 9/26/2015

Please note: Estimate should be $6,500 – $7,500.

PRESENTATION REMINGTON PERCUSSION CANE GUN WITH IVORY HANDLE.

SN 74. Cal. 31. Made of brown gutta percha, 32-3/8″ overall with right angle rnd “certifiable antique ivory” handle on short handle shaft with domed, checkered trigger button. Cane has metal tip with spiraled knurled band and Thomas & Remington Patent information along with SN. No other markings visible on the cane. The joint between the handle and handle shaft has a 5/16″ nickel silver band. Handle has a 1″ silver band engraved with a French Colonial style soldier with shako and pack shooting a percussion rifle. Inscription is in French and appears to be “PRESENTED TO / Capt. P. Y. M. Cinn-Mars / Par la 4 eme Cp gnie des chasseurs Canadiens” (rough translation: For the 4 th Pc genius of Canadians hunters). The handle is unscrewed from the main shaft for loading. To fire, the handle is retracted which cocks the striker which also raises the rear sight and exposes the nipple for loading a percussion cap. The handle threads are frozen in place and the handle cannot be removed. Only about 500 percussion can guns were produced in the period 1858 – 1866. Few of those survive today. PROVENANCE: The Elliott Burka Estate Collection. Special Note: This item contains or is made of ivory. Do not bid on this lot unless you have read and agreed to our "Ivory Position Statement" and the "Waiver of Legal and Financial Risk to James D. Julia in regards to your Purchase of an Ivory Object." This information is located in the front section of our catalog. CONDITION: About fine. Handle has a few age lines and a couple of chips with a repaired break just above the joint. Gutta percha has a 3″ crack in the main shaft toward the tip, otherwise appears to be completely intact. Mechanics are fine, unable to check the bore. 49662-4 JR IVORY (1,500-2,500) – Lot 3299

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3354
Revised: 9/29/2015

Please Note: The exact size of the flag is not in the description. The dimensions are 47″ hoist x 49.5″ fly.

Please Note: The information from the paperwork originally prepared by Howard Michael Madaus in December of 1996 concerning this flag specifically notes, “Temporarily on loan at the Mariners Museum, Newport News, VA and eventually sold to Dr. Charles V. Peery (Charleston, S.C.) in 1979”. Therefore the reference in the description of the Ex-Maritime Museum, Southport, N.C. is incorrect.

FINE & HISTORIC ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA BATTLE FLAG CARRIED BY TUCKER’S NAVAL BRIGADE AT BATTLE OF SAILOR’S CREEK.

This ANV (Army of Northern Virginia) Seventh Bunting regulation battle flag issued in March 1865, is probably the only flag of its sort to have been carried by Confederate sailors and Marines during a Civil War engagement. The sailors of the gunboat CSS Nansemond, part of the James River Squadron under Admiral Raphael Semmes, were ordered to destroy their vessel on April 3rd, 1865 as were the crews of the rest of the squadron (three ironclads and nine gunboats in all). After doing so, they were to form with Semmes as infantry and head to Danville, Virginia to man the defenses there, that town having become the new Confederate capitol with the fall of Richmond. Somehow, some and possibly all of the Nansemond’s crew ended up with Commodore John Tucker’s Naval Brigade (Battalion) of sailors and Confederate Marines who had been manning the heavy guns at Drewry’s Bluff south of Richmond. Tucker’s men had come to Richmond from Wilmington, NC and Charleston, SC as those cities fell in February 1865. While Semmes’ men took the last train from Richmond, Tucker’s marched on foot to join with the retreating Army of Northern Virginia. This command was dubbed the Naval Brigade even though it contained no more than 500 men. On the drizzly morning of April 6, 1865 these sailors and marines trudged their way along the muddy roads as part of the rapidly fading hopes of the Confederacy. At about 10:00 AM, the enemy being discovered in close proximity, the brigade was formed in line of battle as part of the ad hoc division of George W. Custis Lee. This division, the rear guard of Richard Ewell’s Corps, contained Richmond defense troops, heavy artillerymen turned infantry including from Col. Stapleton Crutchfield’s Battalion and a few veteran units such as the 18th Georgia Battalion. During this last major engagement of the war in the east at the Hillsman House along Saylor’s Creek, a battle that was actually three separate fights, Lee’s division held for a time with fighting becoming hand to hand. The stalwarts were Tucker’s men who only surrendered when informed that all other Confederate units nearby had already done so. Their stand earned the respect of their Union foes. Of the 18,500 Confederates engaged, 7700 were killed, wounded or captured, including Crutchfield who was killed and Generals Ewell, Kershaw, G W. Custis Lee, Seth M. Barton, James P. Simms, Dudley DuBose, Eppa Hutton and Montgomery Corse and Commodore Tucker, all captured. This flag was donated by descendant of this brigade to the Mariner’s Museum in Wilmington, NC where it was later de-accessioned. The flag is shown in a 1938 Columbia, SC newspaper article telling of it’s history of being saved by B.C. Casey (misprint, it should have been D.C.) of Rolling Fork, MS. There is much conjecture over flag’s exact history as the last owners had all died prior to the 1938 article, but according to the research of various experts including letters by noted vexillologists Howard Madaus and Greg Biggs, the flag has a wonderful history. While claimed as a flag from the CSS Nansemond, it is possible that the flag actually represented Tucker’s entire Naval Brigade. There are over 100 pages of research and correspondence concerning this flag. Provenance is published online and should be read by interested parties. This fabulous flag is unquestionably an original and fine condition Seventh Bunting issue ANV battle flag and is among the few surviving, especially privately owned. Beautiful example, few better. PROVENANCE: Ex-Maritime Museum, Southport, NC. Ex-Collection of Dr. Charles Peery. CONDITION: Very good overall. Dark patination and color. Numerous small tears & holes as expected from battlefield use. 48942-1 JS (125,000-250,000) – Lot 3354

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3356
Revised: 9/28/2015

Please Note: Since preparing the catalog description an in-depth report has been provided by noted flag expert, Greg Biggs. A description notes that the U.S. Naval Institute, where this flag was at one time on loan, identified this as a “Richmond Depot” flag. Mr. Bigg’s research has determined that it is actually a “Charleston Depot” flag.

FINE AND HISTORIC CONFEDERATE 2ND NATIONAL NAVAL FLAG CAPTURED BY THE 121ST NEW YORK INFANTRY DURING THE CIVIL WAR POSSIBLY FROM TUCKER’S NAVAL BATTALION AT SAILOR’S CREEK.

This Richmond Depot manufactured flag measures about 8′ x 12′ and was a typical ensign found on Confederate naval vessels and quite possibly the unaccounted for 3rd Tucker Brigade flag captured at Sailor’s Creek. This flag was on loan from the consignor “The Sleepy Hollow & Tarrytown Historical Society” to the Naval Historical Center for many years where it was studied and displayed. The orig tag from the curator of the Department of Navy Historical Society Center, Washington Navy Yard, Washington, DC is still tied to hoist. This well made flag is totally hand sewn with a canton measuring about 64″ x 60″. The entire height of hoist of flag measures 93-1/2″. Greg Biggs’ report on this flag gives more exacting measurements and proportions of this flag. The white field and red cloth of canton are loosely woven single-ply wool bunting as are the 8″ cut-through stars. The blue bunting that holds the stars is a more tightly woven single-ply bunting. The hoist measures 3″ of folded over linen forming a 1-1/2″ sleeve for rope which is still knotted with loops at each end. This is a beautiful and well presented naval flag, quite possibly captured at the Battle of Sailor’s Creek, April 6, 1865. “In the last desperate effort of Lee to save his army, the regiment (121st New York) in close combat with a brigade of Confederate marines, suffered severely, but captured several hundred prisoners and two stand of colors… By special request, the War Department gave the regiment permission to carry their captured battle flags to New York with them, and they marched down Broadway with their own colors, tattered and torn by shot and shell, and triumphantly carried their seven captured battle flags”. This quote was taken from a historical sketch of the 121st on the New York State Military Museum website where other information concerning unit and their captured flags are noted. Though we cannot be positive as to the ID of this flag, what we state is quite likely and knowing the history of the “Historical Society of Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow being founding in 1889 where a small number of veterans of the Tarrytown Brigade of the Union Army (which served in the NY 32nd and NY 121st), having a profound interest in American history, combined their collections and established what is now called The Historical Society of Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow, New York. One of the items donated was this Confederate naval flag…for decades, the flag hung in one of the two houses owned by the Historical Society. Nearly 20 years ago, it was loaned to the Naval Historical Center in Washington, DC (returned in 2010)…the 121st captured 8 Confederate flags at the Second Battle of Rappahannock Station and Sailor’s Creek; it is possible that the flag was taken during one of these actions…it is worth noting that the Historical Society retains fragments of the flag that flew over the capital in Richmond, signed by the Tarrytown soldiers who cut the flag down” (the 121st was the first unit to enter Richmond, April 2-3, 1865 according to NY State Museum website). Accompanying historical essay by CS flag expert and vexillologist Greg Biggs. CONDITION: Very good overall, strong bright colors, stitching strong and complete. There are scattered areas of moth tracking on red and white bunting. There are several larger holes which are quite possibly battle damage, the largest being about 6″ x 2″. The several larger holes have a discoloration at their perimeters, almost a yellow halo not seen on moth tracking. Flag is overall sound and solid with one 6″ tear repaired in white field through fimbration with a doubled up “S” twist thread which shows repair which was most likely early. There is some wear on either corner of fly and there is an approximate 5″ x 6″ piece missing from the bottom corner at fly where possibly souvenired. 49636-1 JS (20,000-30,000) – Lot 3356

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3363
Revised: 9/23/2015

Please Note: Lot number in catalog on page 327 reads 3364. Correct catalog number should have been 3363. This is the Ridgon & Ansley Revolver SN 1581.

RARE “AUGUSTA,GA CSA” MARKED RIDGON & ANSLEY REVOLVER.

SN 1581. There are 18 known early model Rigdon & Ansley’s with the “AUGUSTA, GA CSA” address. This is a nice all matching example with SN 1581 found on bbl, frame, trigger guard, backstrap, cylinder, loading arm, loading arm catch and cylinder pin. Sometime in late November or early December of 1862, the firm of Leech & Rigdon, then located in Columbus, Mississippi, contracted with the Confederate Government to manufacture 1500 percussion revolvers of the Colt patent design. With Union troops threatening the Columbus area, Leech & Rigdon moved its operation (its third move) to Greensboro, Georgia, where they began turning out revolvers in March of 1863. Approximately 1000 revolvers were produced at Greensboro, before it was again necessary to move because of Yankee pressure in the area. The Leech & Rigdon partnership split up in January of 1864, and Rigdon took all the gun-making machinery with him, moved to Augusta, Georgia (the fourth and last move) forming a new partnership with Jesse Ansley. Rigdon & Ansley assumed the responsibility of completing the original Leech & Rigdon contract, by manufacturing the remaining 500 revolvers of that model, then going on with a new contract to furnish 1500 Rigdon & Ansley revolvers. While the Rigdon & Ansley revolvers were practically identical in design to the Leech & Rigdons, there were some changes made which were considered improvements at the time. The most obvious change was the addition of six (6) more cylinder stops in the Rigdon & Ansley, and the omission of the locking pins on the rear shoulders of the cylinder. This was thought to be a safety improvement in that it allowed the cylinder to be locked in place with the hammer resting between the percussion nipples. An additional change was the milling-out of a groove in the recoil shield, which now came to be called a “cap release groove”, which allowed spent percussion caps an easier exit from the frame, so that they were expelled via the groove at the right top side of the recoil shields as the cylinder rotated to the right in the firing and recocking procedure, after each round was fired. The final change from the Leech & Rigdon, was the employment of a ‘Colt-type’ loading lever latching assembly, rather than the Leech & Rigdon’s ball-type catch. This serial #1581 is the R-A numerically immediately preceding the AUGUSTA GA CSA marked R- SN 1582 which is in the famed Confederate collection of Richard D. Steuart located in the Virginia Historical Society (“The Battle Abby”), Richmond, VA. Until the early 1950s, #1582 was believed to be the sole surviving AUGUSTA GA CSA marked R-A revolver. CONDITION: Gun is good to very good overall. Bbl markings and SNs are well discerned as can be seen in photos. Metal is grey/brown with smooth mustard colored patina to trigger guard. Backstrap has been cleaned and has braised repair at either ear. 3 screws appear replaced and there is a braised repair at end of loading arm near catch. The wedge is missing spring but appears of correct type with cryptic SN different from rest of gun. Cryptic “W” is found stamped on left rear of trigger guard web. Grips are old and contemporary and possibly orig to this gun, though they is internal modifications to each channel possibly when backstrap was repaired. Grips have a poor appearance of fitting with a wood inset repair about 1/2″ on right side of butt and trigger guard and a putty repair on left side at edge. Front sight is missing. Mechanically gun is functional though weak mainspring with crisp discernible rifling in pitted bore. 49484-1 JS (25,000-30,000) – Lot 3363

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3415
Revised: 9/23/2015

Please Note: We have just learned that this gun was a very clever copy made about fifty years ago.

CURLY MAPLE RELIEF CARVED FLINTLOCK KENTUCKY PISTOL SIGNED P. BERRY.

SN NSN. Cal. .60. Overall length 12-3/4″, 7″ oct to rnd smooth bbl signed “P. Berry” in script. The curly maple stock is nicely relief carved around the bbl tang. The heavy brass sideplate is not engraved and the ramrod is held in place with 1 brass ramrod pipe, there is no entrance pipe. The pistol has a 5″ German hand forged flint lock which is unmarked. The brass buttcap is not engraved. Peter Berry Jr. worked in Annville, PA, 1800 – 1807 and is the son of the famous Peter Berry from Dauphin County, PA. PROVENANCE: Ex. Richard Albrecht Collection. CONDITION: Pistol shows wear but is in nice orig condition throughout. 49254-31 RGG (6,000-9,000) – Lot 3415

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3416
Revised: 9/28/2015

Please Note: This gun is a late assemblage of old and new parts and not by Peter White as originally thought.

CURLY MAPLE STOCKED PERCUSSION KENTUCKY PISTOL ATTRIBUTED TO PETER WHITE.

SN NSN. Cal. .45. Overall length 15″, 9-5/8″ full oct unsigned rifled bbl. Pistol has a curly maple stock with relief carving around the bbl tang and with tear drop relief carved sections behind the lock and side plate panels. Relief carving behind the rear ramrod pipe encircles a silver tear drop inlay. The pistol has a 2-1/4″ brass nosecap grooved on the bottom to accept the ramrod. The pistol has 7 silver inlays, 2 of which are 2″ engraved snakes on the pistol grip. The 5″ silver butt strap on the grip is engraved. The pistol has a flat brass sideplate initialed “P.W.” Peter White worked in Bedford County, PA, 1806 – 1819. CONDITION: The flat brass sideplate and the sideplate screws appear to be replaced. The lock has a Bedford percussion hammer, but had originally been flint. The pistol shows signs of heavy wear especially in the grip area. 49254-30 RGG (5,000-8,000) – Lot 3416

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3420
Revised: 9/23/2015

Important Note: This exact rifle is illustrated in the 1977 publication “The Kentucky Rifle and Me” by Edith Cooper.

ATTIC CONDITION INCISE CARVED KENTUCKY RIFLE BY SAMUEL BAUM, NEW BERLIN, PA, UPPER SUSQUEHANNA SCHOOL.

SN NSN. Cal. .45. Overall length 57″, 4-1/4″ x 1-3/4″ buttplate. 41-1/4″ full oct rifled bbl signed “S.B.” The curly maple stock is profusely incised carved forward and rear of the cheek piece. The elaborate 4-pc engraved brass patchbox has 11 piercings. The rifle has 9 silver inlays. There is a 4-5/8″ brass saddle plate and a 4-5/8″ heavy beveled brass side plate. The flint lock is marked “Sweitzer” with a reversed “Z”. Sweitzer made locks in Lancaster, PA, from 1808 – 1813. Samuel Baum has been recognized as one of the earliest and finest gunsmiths in the Upper Susquehanna School. This rifle is in attic condition, it is a perfect example of his work, perhaps one of his best. His dates are listed as 1789-1840 and he is identified as a New Berlin, Northumberland Co. gunsmith. CONDITION: Fine throughout. An outstanding and important Samuel Baum rifle. 49239-2 RGG C&R (12,500-25,000) – Lot 3420

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3421
Revised: 9/29/2015

Please Note: CONDITION states: Lock does not work. This is absolutely not correct, the lock works perfectly fine. We have tested it many times.

EXTREMELY RARE AND UNEQUALED EXQUISITE BOYS RIFLE BY SOMERSET GUNSMITH ELIAS CRISSEY II, WHO SERVED IN THE CIVIL WAR.

SN NSN. Cal. .32. Overall length 48″, 3-1/2″ x 5/8″ buttplate. 33-5/8″ full oct unmarked rifled bbl. This remarkable rifle is an absolutely beautiful example of a Somerset/Bedford rifle. The rifle has a 4-pc brass engraved patchbox with 4 piercings and a finial similar to the Dunmyer rifle on pg 88 of Gunsmiths of Bedford, Fulton, Huntingdon & Somerset Counties. The rifle has 27 attractive silver inlays, a 4″ engraved brass toe plate with 4 bone filled piercings and a striking 6-1/2″ engraved brass wear plate with 3 piercings one of which is bone filled. The outstanding brass engraved side plate features 3 bone filled piercings and the cheek piece has a silver running fox inlay. The percussion Bedford-style lock is initialed “E.C.” in script forward of the percussion nipple for “Elias Crissey” (Crissy). Crissey was born Feb 26th, 1835, and died July 18th, 1925. He lived in Hooversville, Shade Township, Somerset County all of his life. It is recorded that he served in the Civil War. Elias is buried in the Hooversville Reformed Church cemetery. It is believed by some that Crissey was apprenticed to Benjamin Franklin Vore (1814 – 1886) whose shop was located on the Bedford-Stoystown turnpike. Vore’s earlier guns have Bedford County lines and patchboxes and large hand forged locks. His later guns had his initials “B.V.” on the locks. One of Crissey’s rifles was exhibited at the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition where it was awarded a prize for craftsmanship. This is by far the finest boys Kentucky rifle we have ever encountered. PROVENANCE: Peter Tillou Collection. CONDITION: Clean and orig. The lock on this magnificent rifle needs internal adjustment but the entire gun is in wonderful condition. 49612-1 RGG C&R (12,000-25,000) – Lot 3421

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3425
Revised: 9/18/2015

Please Note: “One of the co-authors of the recent book, “Gunsmiths and Allied Tradesmen of Georgia” has graciously contacted us with this input on this gun. Our cataloger was not certain it was by Wiley Higgins so only had attributed it based on the similarities between our gun and the images in the book, “Gunsmiths and Allied Tradesmen of Georgia”. After reviewing detailed photographs of this gun, co-author Mr. Elliot, shared with me that in his opinion it was not by Wiley Higgins. He indicated that there were various makers that did similar work. In fact, some of them he mentioned were Higgin’s own relatives who emulated his style. In any case, while we do not know for certain who did do this gun, it appears it was not the work of Wiley Higgins. So we do not guarantee it as such.”

EXCEEDINGLY RARE GEORGIA MADE SILVER MOUNTED RIFLE WILEY HIGGINS.

SN NSN. Cal. .38. Overall length 46-1/2″, 3-3/4″ x 1″ buttplate. 31-1/2″ full oct unsigned rifled bbl. This attractive highly decorated percussion curly maple stocked rifle, made in the era of “Bowie knives, Derringers and River Boats”. Is obviously of Georgia manufacture and has been attributed to the famous gunsmith Wiley Higgins. The percussion lock is surrounded by silver facing, typical of Higgins’ guns, (Ref pg 60 of the book Gunsmiths and Allied Tradesmen of Georgia). The intricate 10-1/4″ silver toe plate has 22 piercings while the striking 7-3/4″ saddle plate is masterfully scalloped. The 6-3/4″ silver comb inlay is gracefully designed with 2 piercings as is the silver pick plate underneath the cheek piece with its 3 piercings. The elegant 4-pc silver patchbox has 11 piercings. This rifle has a very unusual patchbox release mechanism, the obvious patchbox release button on the buttplate tang is a decoy, close examination shows a small hole in its center which when pressed hard to release the patchbox door, contains a needle that pierces the thumb. This cataloger has only ever seen this decoy devise on one other occasion on a rifle by David Cooley. The actual patchbox release is located in the rear flange of the trigger guard, the last 3/8″ portion of the trigger guard overlapping the toe plate is serrated and, if carefully pushed rearward with your fingernail, will open the patchbox. The 40 decorative silver inlays are very similar in design to those on Higgins’ pistols/rifles pictured in the Georgia book. Wiley Higgins was born in Laurens County, SC, after which he settled as a gunsmith in Monroe County, GA, and later in Macon County, GA, in about 1850. Higgins is the most celebrated of all the identified early Georgia gun makers. A signed rifle by Higgins pictured in Joe Kindig’s Thoughts On The Kentucky Rifle In Its Golden Age was described by Kindig as “By far the most artistic Kentucky rifle of its period that I have ever seen”. That rifle is presently on display in Louisville, KY, in the collection of the Frazer Gun Museum. In addition, a pistol attributed to Higgins is in the collection at Andrew Jackson’s home “The Hermitage” having been a family piece attributed to Higgins which was made for the Governor of Arkansas. Guns attributed to Higgins have done extremely well in past auctions, a pistol attributed to Higgins sold recently in our Fall 2013 auction lot #2331. CONDITION: Fine, the rear sight was moved rearward about 3″ in period as the shooter aged, the bbl has been shortened somewhat at the muzzle in period. The patchbox release mechanism is intricate and is sometimes difficult to operate properly after its pushed back to open the patchbox it has to be reset by manually pushing the release back toward the trigger guard. The mechanism does work and simply requires adjustment. 49613-4 RGG (7,500-12,500) – Lot 3425

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3433
Revised: 10/3/2015

Please Note: This rifle is accompanied by an original Joe Kindig string tag dated “June 21, 1953” and marked “Joe Kindig, York PA, $150.”

RELIEF CARVED PERCUSSION CURLY MAPLE RIFLE SIGNED S. SHILLITO.

SN NSN. Cal. .50. Overall length 56-5/8″, 4″ x 1-1/4″ buttplate, 41-1/4″ full oct rifled bbl signed on the top flat within a 2-3/4″ brass inlay, “S— Shillito”. This rifle has a 4-pc engraved brass patchbox with 1 piercing and is relief carved behind the cheekpiece. A large oval silver cheekpiece inlay is nicely engraved with an American eagle. 7-1/4″ brass toe plate is lightly engraved with the name “A. Cridel 1848”. The brass side plate is also engraved. Bbl is pinned to the stock, and the forend has 8 engraved silver inlays each featuring back to back acorns common to Virgina rifles. There are 6 additional silver inlays. The rifle has double set triggers and the percussion lock is marked “George Golcher”. Samuel Miller Shillito (1824 – 1904) was located in Chambersburg, PA, from 1846 – 1850. CONDITION: This rifle is broken through the wrist and one silver wrist inlay is missing. 1 of the back to back acorn silver forend inlays missing. The stock has cracks and bumps associated with a great deal of wear but is orig and attractive. A 1″ x 1/4″ chip of wood missing between the trigger guard and lock which is associated with the wrist breakage. 49254-24 RGG (7,500-10,500) – Lot 3433

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3435
Revised: 10/6/2015

Please Note: Forestock has a very old break at second key from the muzzle.

CURLY MAPLE FLINTLOCK EASTON AREA KENTUCKY SMOOTH RIFLE.

SN NSN. Cal. .52. Overall length 57″, 4″ x 1-1/2″ buttplate, 42″ oct to rnd smooth unmarked bbl. The stock is nicely figured curly maple with a checkered wrist and the flint lock is marked “W. Jacot Warranted”. W. Jacot is listed as an English lock maker in the 1830’s. The 4-pc brass patchbox has a heart shaped piercing in the daisy headed finial and is characteristic of guns made in the Easton, Pennsylvania area, perhaps by one of the Young family gunsmiths. CONDITION: Fine. Brass hardware has orig patina, curly maple stock has fine striping and uniform orig color throughout. 5″ of the forend wood has been replaced at the muzzle. This is a very sound and attractive smooth rifle. 49613-10 RGG C&R (3,500-6,000) – Lot 3435

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3444
Revised: 9/23/2015

Please Note: This gun was restocked, probably during period of use in the 19th century.

REVOLUTIONARY WAR “NEW JERSEY” MILITIA MUSKET.

SN NSN. Cal. .69, George Moller shows a nearly identical gun in his text American Military Shoulder Arms, Vol. 1, p. 231 – 233. This gun is made in 1st model Brown Bess style with lock engraved “Wilson” and bbl marked “London” which is also stamped with view and proof marks for private arms. The example in book like subject there was originally fabricated with 46″ barreled 1st model Brown Bess long land pattern, but the bbls had been shortened to 44-3/4″. Moller states that in 1755 these guns were originally purchased for the French and Indian Wars 1755 – 1756 and that few have survived. This example appears in original flint with a sound, solid stock and excellent “New Jersey” markings. CONDITION: Very good overall, metal is dark with discernible markings on lock and bbl, including proofs. Brass mounts are smooth with cleaned yellow brass patina. Iron rod appears a correct style, is overall brown and pitted much like breech area of gun. Stock is sound and solid with hand worn patina. Top jaw is replaced and lock is mechanically sound. 49254-35 JS (10,000-15,000) – Lot 3444

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3446
Revised: 9/18/2015

Please Note: The image of the 71st Highlander, (online only) as he would have appeared in the 18th century, is from artwork produced by renowned artist Don Troiani. We are grateful for his permission to use this image. (This image does not accompany the lot.)

VERY RARE 71ST REGIMENT MARKED REVOLUTIONARY WAR BROWN BESS MUSKET.

SN NSN. Cal. 70. This very rare early 2nd Model Brown Bess Short Land pattern musket has correct and well discerned engraved bbl markings “71 REGT 2DB”. This musket conforms to the earliest 2nd Model land patterns without Pratt’s improvements and early lock configuration with single screw behind hammer. George Moller, on pages 223-226 in his monumental text American Military Shoulder Arms Vol. 1 Colonial and Revolutionary War Arms states this configuration was made starting 1768 til about 1777. George Neumann in a 2001 article in American Rifleman magazine The Redcoats Brown Bess shows a nearly identically marked Short Land pattern. Neumann states: “Impressed by its experience with the Marine or Militia design, the Board of Ordnance approved a similar pattern during 1768 for issue beginning in 1769 as the new standard infantry arm. It adopted the shorter 42″ (.75 cal.) bbl length as well as the flat side plate and reduced butt tang (no top screw), yet kept the straight double-bridled lock, steel ramrod, cast nose cap, escutcheon, four rammer pipes and hazelnut trigger guard of the 1756 Long Land (pattern). Limited production of Long Land muskets would continue for specific units until 1790. This new Short Land arm was issued gradually as earlier inventories were depleted. The regulation bayonet (4″ socket; 17” blade) continued. The example shown is marked on the barrel, “71 REGT 1TB,” for Fraser’s 71st (Highland) Regiment of Foot (1775-1783)”. The 71st Highland Regiment of Foot was a regiment of infantry raised in 1775, during the American Revolution. The unit served in both the Northern and Southern Campaigns, and participated in many major battles including the Battle of Long Island (1776), the Battle of Brandywine (1777), Capture of Savannah(1778), Battle of Briar Creek (1779), the Siege of Savannah (1779), the Siege of Charleston (1780), the Battle of Camden (1780), Guilford Courthouse (1781), and the Battle of Yorktown (1781). The regiment was disbanded at the end of hostilities in 1783. This very rare Revolutionary War used musket is accompanied by an orig Brown Bess bayonet and a Bicentennial era 71st Regiment uniform coat, sash and cartridge box with a facsimile 71st Regiment boxplate and facsimile 71st regimental buttons. CONDITION: Very good overall with good discernible bbl and lock markings. External lock parts are reproductions when reconverted for use during living history events. Otherwise gun is orig with exception of added sling swivels and ramrod. Gun conforms to other Short Land patterns with 41-3/4″ bbl measuring 57-1/4″ overall. Lock markings are correct with “GR” cypher and broad arrow proof, along with correct bbl inspection marks and configuration of mounts. 49591-1 JS (8,000-12,000) – Lot 3446

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3456
Revised: 9/29/2015

Please Note: This gun is excellent reconversion to flint.

LONG BARRELED NEW ENGLAND COLONIAL FOWLER WITH EVIDENCE OF MILITIA USAGE.

SN NSN. 52″ rnd 62 Cal. smooth bbl stamped “M” on top at breech. Overall 67-3/4″, butt is 4-7/8″ x 2″. Bbl is pinned to the finely figured curly maple stock which has very nice fan relief carving around bbl tang. 5-1/2″ flint lock is engraved but unmarked. Small oval silver inlay on top of wrist and military style brass sideplate. 11″ brass trigger guard is English style. First 2-1/4″ of stock have been cut back for a bayonet and nose cap added which indicates militia usage by its owner. Ramrod held in place by 4 brass ramrod pipes, first of which is 4″ long. There are more surviving Massachusetts militia arms than from the other 5 New England states combined. As the militia was often volunteer and very local, considerable license was permitted in the choice of weapons and uniforms. As was often the custom the lock and bbl used when making this gun were existing parts from other guns. In the colonial period no usable parts were ever discarded. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Douglas Sirkin. CONDITION: Absolutely excellent condition as modified for militia usage. 3-1/2″ x 1/8″ wood sliver is missing along bbl 7″ from muzzle. 43018-88 RG21 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 3456

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3528
Revised: 10/1/2015

Please Note: This is a Very Rare American Eagle 1900 U.S. Test Luger (not 1902). It has a professional restoration.

*DWM MODEL 1902 AMERICAN EAGLE LUGER PISTOL.

SN 6965. Cal. .7.65mm. 4-1/2″ bbl, blue finish. Checkered walnut grips. PROVENANCE: Larry Baer Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine condition, pistol retains 98% blue with wear only on high points. Straw finish on trigger, takedown latch, safety, extractor and toggle lock 98% present. Grips are very fine with sharp checkering and no cracks. Magazine is the correct type with a wooden plug and is unmarked. All visible numbers match. This is a very fine pistol that would stand out in any collection of Lugers. 49428-50 TEP C&R (3,000-5,000) – Lot 3528

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3576
Revised: 9/23/2015

Please Note: This lot is illustrated with a wooden holster. The holster is not part of this lot. The gun is not being sold with a wooden holster.

*◊ULTRA RARE AND IMPORTANT DWM PROTOTYPE ARTILLERY SN 4 LUGER.

SN 4. 8″ 9mm bbl with prototype artillery rear sight with prototype engraved range slider position numbering. Fine tune adjustment screws on front and rear sights of prototype flat headed form, the foresight blade and bed with dual fiducial marks on top surface. SN 4 on bottom of bbl. No date on chamber and no commercial or military proof/inspection marks. DWM scroll on center toggle link. SN 4 on front of frame. All numbered parts are matching except for the right checkered walnut grip which is SN 2. Left grip is SN 04 (all other parts have 1-digit number). Numbered wood bottom magazine does not match. This gun is featured on p. 934 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess (Stock not included). PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Very fine. Retaining 90% orig blue with scattered light pitting that is deepest on front grip strap and trigger guard and also on front of right frame rail. Retains 40% orig straw with scattered corrosion. Bore is bright with moderate wear. Grips are lightly worn and oil soaked with some dings and chips to checkering. Magazine has scattered corrosion on body and minor dings to wood bottom. Mechanics are sound. 43475-31 BWS45 (7,500-15,000) – Lot 3576

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3616
Revised: 9/26/2015

Please Note: Catalog description states “this holster appears on page 994…” it should read a close up of this holster appears on page 994.

RARE BAVARIAN PROTOTYPE ARTILLERY LUGER HOLSTER.

SN NA. Brown leather, pebble-grained front with smooth leather back. Flap sides are folded and stitched at the sides not moulded like production holsters. Stitched loops to rear wall for stock attachment. Up-strap flap closure with brass stud. Unique interior has cleaning rod pouch along the barrel, and takedown tool pouch at the magazine base. Back is marked “EUGEN HUBER/Militar-Efekten/Munchen.” Below that is stamped “AWM/1/15”. This is a unique artillery holster with prototype accessory pouches. This holster appears on pg 994 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Very good with some wrinkling and tearing on top flap. Orig dye with some darkening. Stitching retains orig color. Brass stud has proper patina with a little verdigris. Normal cracking on closure strap. 43475-1106 BWS (2,000-3,000) – Lot 3616

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3657
Revised: 10/2/2015

Important Note: The slot in the stock is not factory but was added after production of the gun.

*◊ PAIR OF FN GP-35 NAZI HIGH POWERS: ONE WITH LATE TANGENT SIGHT, THE OTHER WITH FIXED SIGHT, EACH WITH HOLSTER.

SN 109884 & 32930a. 1) Cal. 9mm Parabellum. Tangent sight Nazi High Power with 4-3/4″ bbl having drift adjustable front sight and slip-in tangent sight, fully graduated from 50-500. The left side of the slide marked with the usual 2-line FN address above the smaller legend referencing Browning’s patent. Full SN appears on the right side of the chamber where exposed in the ejection port, on the slide immediately below, and on the right side of the frame. Nazi acceptance markings that include eagle/WaA140 are on the left side of the slide and frame. An additional acceptance appears on the left side of the bbl hood. The backstrap is slotted to accept the shoulder stock. Correct unnumbered checkered panels with plain border. Unmarked magazine with aluminum follower and split tail base. Accompanied by chocolate brown military holster marked “CLGXX” under the retaining strap. 2) Cal. 9mm Parabellum. Late war Nazi High Power with 4-3/4″ bbl having fixed front sight and drift adjustable rear sight. Slide address and markings are identical to the previous gun, though this one is also British proofed with crown/BNP appearing at the rear of the right slide, right frame, and exposed portion of the bbl hood that has been additionally stamped with the British proofing “9MMP/9.5 TONS/ETC”. Correct unnumbered checkered panels with plain border. Unmarked magazine with aluminum follower and split tail base. Accompanied by a brown pigskin holster whose obverse surface is marked “jkh-43”. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: 1) Approx 75% orig blue with expected wear in areas of contact, particularly the front strap that has largely transitioned to a grey/brown. Grips in better condition retaining most orig varnish with minimal oil staining & handling dings. Excellent unmarked magazine that would be correct for a very late war or early post war pistol. Mirror bore with sharp rifling. Perfect manual mechanics. Near excellent holster with early mildewing and intact stitching. 2) Approx 85% orig blue with scattered freckling and expected wear in areas of contact, particularly the frontstrap. Better condition wood grips with sharply checkered surface and minimal handling marks. Oil staining and losses minimal. Near excellent condition magazine. Mirror bore with sharp rifling. Perfect manual mechanics. VG-excellent holster with intact stitching. 43475-199, 43475-200, LMA C&R (2,000-3,000) – Lot 3657

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3738
Revised: 9/23/2015

Please Note: The correct nomenclature for this item is MBK1000B. It was made by Zeiss not Leitz as stated in the catalog.

EXCEPTIONALLY RARE ERNST LEITZ MKB1000 B “MECHANISCH-BEWEGLICH BEOBACHTER-KAMMER” MG15 TRAINING CAMERA DEVICE.

SN 12067. Exquisite Leitz MKB1000 B training camera device as used for instruction of Luftwaffe gunners before and during WWII. This intricate & expensively made device mimics the look & feel of the MG15, the primary defensive machine gun in use on most WWII German bombers. Made by the famous Ernst Leitz, Wetzlar optical company, to the same exacting standards as their “Leica” cameras, it incorporates integrated controls for the lens aperture, cloud filter density and exposure “shot” number counter. In conjunction with an additional Leitz projector device, the MKB1000 B was used to train gunners to track and lead aircraft with images of planes projected onto a wall, with the internal camera recording the procedure by making film exposures for each “shot” as the gun mimics firing. With appropriate sights it was also used for similar training in actual flying conditions against simulated “enemy” aircraft attack. This particular example is SN 12067, Fl Nr90292 (Flieger Nummer-essentially an Luftwaffe stock number for reordering of parts or replacement etc.). In overall excellent working condition comes with a 15X75 exposure 35mm film cassette and a 75 exposure clockwork motordrive magazine (which had to be changed by the trainee gunner every 75 “shots” as the MG15), this MKB1000 is the later “B” variant with two image lens systems simultaneously recording the aim on the target and the internal clock for each “shot”. The MGK1000 also comes with a quality reproduction of the L.Dv. 319/2 manual as well as a short bulletin describing the weapon and calibration. This would make a terrific addition to any machine gun or Luftwaffe focused collection. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent overall. Everything appears to be complete and functions. A few minor scuffs and occasional paint loss on the camera/projector body. The wooden grip & rear part of the assembly has an occasional scratch & ding, but presents very well. No visible chips or scratches on any of the lenses. 43475-3 DW (7,000-12,000) – Lot 3738

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3791
Revised: 10/1/2015

Please Note: Description is correct and photos are correct except the photograph that illustrates the tool kit. There is no tool kit included in this lot.

GERMAN MG-42 COLLECTORS LOT OF ORIGINAL GF 34 BELT LOADER AND MGZ 40 OPTIC SIGHT.

Orig Nazi marked MG42 metal belt loader (Gürtfuller 34) in its orig can and MGZ 40 optical indirect fire scope in its orig box. Both of these items appear to be complete and serviceable, optical sight includes 1 red and 1 amber cloud filter within lid, scope is maker marked “cme” and textile marked “5289”. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Optics are clear. Horizontal leveling bubble not serviceable due to cracked receptacle. Rubber eye cup present and serviceable and still supple. Graduations legible on this optic sight. Metal can retains 80% of its orig field gray paint with most of loss being on the lid which exhibits light surface corrosion in gray metal. Stenciled M.G.Z. 40 still legible on top of exterior. Belt loader retains over 90% of its orig finish with some loss of finish where the belt meets the feed way as well as some brassing to other moving parts. Can retains about 50% of its orig finish showing typical chipping and flaking with some corrosion showing through to bare metal. Another very useful and collectible set of accessories for the WWII machine gun enthusiast. 43475-1125 JWK72 (2,000-2,500) – Lot 3791

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