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

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2000

*RARE BAERTEN ENGRAVED 28 GAUGE BROWNING MIDAS GRADE SKEET GUN WITH CASE.

SN 2988F70. Cal. 28 GA 2-3/4″ Chambers. 28″ Bbls are marked for skeet and skeet. Bbls have raised, matted, ventilated rib fitted with “certifiable pre-ban ivory” beads, and are marked with Browning St. Louis and Montreal addresses, as well as “MADE IN BELGIUM” on left side, and with steel, chambers, and patent info on right. There are 2″ triangles of well cut relief open shaded scroll at breech ends. Blued standard Browning OU action with gold-plated sgl selective trigger, is engraved in typical Midas style, as designed by Louis Vrancken, consisting of near full coverage of large open shaded scroll with acanthus highlights surrounding game scenes with semi-relief gold inlaid subjects. These scenes are within gold inlaid ovoid borders, with flourishes at bottom. Three pheasant fly into open meadow on left side of action, and a trio of ducks take wing from marsh on right. A quail flies across bottom of action. Trigger guard with matching scroll, has vacant shield on bow. This fine engraving is signed by noted Browning master engraver, “J. Baerten” at bottom rear of both sides of action. Nicely flame figured American walnut short tang flat knob buttstock measures 14-3/8″ over open sided Browning white line pad. Modified point pattern checkering wraps over top of grip, and has flourishes into butt. Matching forend is of flared beavertail type. Bore diameter: top -.549, bottom -.541. Bore restrictions: top -.009 (skeet), bottom -.002 (skeet). Drop at heel:1-3/4″, drop at comb: 1-5/16″. Weight: 7 lbs. 0 oz. LOP: 14-3/8″. Dark brown vinyl Browning case is lined in brown faux fur, and contains two keys. PROVENANCE: Rod Fuller 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: Excellent, essentially as new, with only one or two of the faintest marks visible on buttstock, and a couple more on forend. Mechanically crisp. Case is excellent. 49114-46 MGM225 IVORY (7,500-12,500) – Lot 2000

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2001

*20 GAUGE BROWNING MIDAS GRADE ENGRAVED BY LAMBERT AND SCHURGER WITH CASE.

SN 5911V74. Cal. 20 GA 3” Chambers. 26-3/8” Bbls are marked for IC and Mod. Bbls have narrow, raised, matted, ventilated rib with red Bradley bead and are marked with Browning Morgan Utah and Montreal addresses, and “MADE IN BELGIUM” on left, “BROWNING SUPERPOSED”, steel, chamber and “BROWNING PATENTS” on right. There are 2” triangles of well-cut relief open shaded scroll at breech ends. Blued standard Browning OU action with gold-plated sgl selective trigger, is engraved in typical Midas style, as designed by Louis Vrancken, consisting of near full coverage of large open shaded scroll with acanthus highlights surrounding game scenes with semi-relief gold inlaid subjects. These scenes are within gold inlaid ovoid borders with flourishes at bottom. Three pheasant fly into open meadow on left side of action, and a trio of ducks take wing from marsh on right. A quail flies across bottom of action. Trigger guard, with matching scroll, has vacant shield on bow. Engravers signatures, L Lambert is on bottom left, and J Schurger on bottom right. Nicely figured and streaked claro walnut long tang flat knob buttstock measures 14-3/8” over Browning composition buttplate. Modified point pattern checkering extends over grip and has flourishes into butt. Matching forend is of 1-pc field type. Bore diameter: top -.618, bottom -.620. Bore restrictions: top -.012 (lt mod), bottom -.006 (IC). Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-5/16″. Weight: 5 lbs 13 oz. LOP: 14-3/8″. Tan vinyl Browning case is lined in off white faux fur and contains two keys. PROVENANCE: Rod Fuller Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent, near new, with a hint of sharp edge wear, with only the slightest of handling marks on wood and metal. Gold is excellent. Mechanically crisp. Case is excellent, interior slightly soiled. A fine lightweight Browning. 49114-44 MGM228 (8,500-12,500) – Lot 2001

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2002

*20 GAUGE BROWNING MIDAS GRADE TWO BARREL SET ENGRAVED BY LOUIS BLEUS WITH CASE.

SN 56117V9. Cal. 20 ga. 3” Chambers. 26-3/8” Bbls are marked for skeet and IC and 28″ Bbls marked for mod and full (fitted with thin wall choke tubes). Bbls have narrow, raised, matted, ventilated ribs with sgl “certified pre-ban ivory” bead. They are marked with Browning St. Louis and Montreal addresses, and “MADE IN BELGIUM” on left, and steel, chamber and patent info on right. There are 2” triangles of well-cut relief open shaded scroll at breech ends. Blued standard Browning OU action with gold-plated sgl selective trigger, is engraved in typical Midas style, as designed by Louis Vrancken, consisting of near full coverage of large open shaded scroll with acanthus highlights surrounding game scenes with semi-relief gold inlaid subjects. These scenes are within gold inlaid ovoid borders with flourishes at bottom. Three pheasant fly into open meadow on left side of action, and a trio of ducks take wing from marsh on right. A quail flies across bottom of action. Trigger guard, with matching scroll, has vacant shield on bow. Both sides of action are marked with engravers signature “Bleus”. Stump figured claro walnut short tang flat knob buttstock measures 14-1/16” over Browning open sided white line pad. Modified point pattern checkering extends over grip and has flourishes into butt. Each bbl set has its own matching forend of 1-pc field type. 26-3/8″ BBLS: Bore diameter: top -.620, bottom -.619. Bore restrictions: top -.006 (IC), bottom -.004 (skeet). Drop at heel: 1-7/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/4″. Weight: 6 lbs 2 oz. LOP: 14-1/16″. 28″ BBL set: Bore diameter: top -.619, bottom -.619. Bore restrictions: Screw chokes (Briley (?) thin walls). Drop at heel: 1-7/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/4″. Weight: 6 lbs 2 oz. LOP: 14-1/16″. Tan vinyl Browning case, lined in off white faux fur has space for action and both sets of bbls. PROVENANCE: Rod Fuller 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: Excellent with little evidence of being fired since proof, with only a few light handling marks on wood and metal. Gold has some light rubs from contact with trigger plate. Mechanically crisp. Case is excellent, with slightly soiled interior. 49114-43 MGM231 IVORY (12,500-17,500) – Lot 2002

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2003

*12 GAUGE BROWNING MIDAS GRADE SUPERLIGHT ENGRAVED BY J. M. DEBRUS AND E. VOS WITH CASE.

SN 57371S76. Cal. 12 GA 2-3/4” Chambers. 28” Bbls are marked for improved cylinder and modified. Bbls have narrow, raised, matted, ventilated rib fitted with sgl white bead and are marked with Browning Morgan Utah and Montreal addresses, as well as “MADE IN BELGIUM” on left side and with “BROWNING SUPERPOSED”, steel, chamber, and patent info on right. There are 2” triangles of well-cut relief open shaded scroll at breech ends. Blued, rounded, “superlight” Browning OU action with gold-plated sgl selective trigger, is engraved in typical Midas style, as designed by Louis Vrancken, consisting of near full coverage of large open shaded scroll with acanthus highlights surrounding game scenes with semi-relief gold inlaid subjects. These scenes are within gold inlaid ovoid borders with flourishes at bottom. Three pheasant fly into open meadow on left side of action, and a trio of ducks take wing from marsh on right. A quail flies across bottom of action. Trigger guard, with matching scroll, has vacant shield on bow. Game scene engraving is signed by “J. M. Debrus” at bottom of left scene. Scroll engraving is signed “E. Vos” at rear of both sides. Unusual, well marbled, and crotch figured European (?) walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-1/4” over Browning composition buttplate. Modified point pattern checkering wraps over top of grip. Matching forend is of 1-pc schnabeled type. Bore diameter: top -.725, bottom -.724. Bore restrictions: top -.019 (mod), bottom -.013 (lt mod). Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs 15 oz. LOP: 14-1/4″. Tan vinyl Browning case is lined in off white faux fur. PROVENANCE: Rod Fuller Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent, essentially as new, with only the slightest of handling marks on wood and metal. Gold is excellent with one slight rub from contact with trigger plate. Mechanically crisp. Case is excellent. 49114-41 MGM226 (10,000-15,000) – Lot 2003

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2004

*20 GAUGE BROWNING MIDAS GRADE ENGRAVED BY LEROY WITH CASE.

SN 54750V9. Cal. 20 GA 3” Chambers. 26-3/8” Bbls are marked for IC and Mod. Bbls have narrow, raised, matted, ventilated rib with white Bradley bead and are marked with Browning St. Louis and Montreal addresses, and “MADE IN BELGIUM” on left, and steel, chamber and patent info on right. There are 2” triangles of well-cut relief open shaded scroll at breech ends. Blued standard Browning OU action with gold-plated sgl selective trigger, is engraved in typical Midas style, as designed by Louis Vrancken, consisting of near full coverage of large open shaded scroll with acanthus highlights surrounding game scenes with semi-relief gold inlaid subjects. These scenes are within gold inlaid ovoid borders with flourishes at bottom. Three pheasant fly into open meadow on left side of action, and a trio of ducks take wing from marsh on right. A quail flies across bottom of action. Trigger guard, with matching scroll, has vacant shield on bow. Engravers name “Leroy” is signed on bottom left. Fine feather crotch figured American walnut long tang round knob buttstock measures 14-1/4” over Browning composition buttplate. Modified point pattern checkering extends over grip and has flourishes into butt. Matching forend is of 1-pc field type. Bore diameter: top -.618, bottom -.618. Bore restrictions: top -.011 (lt mod), bottom -.005 (IC). Drop at heel: 2-5/16″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 6 lbs 11 oz. LOP: 14-1/4″. Tan vinyl Browning case is lined in off white faux fur and contains case info booklet and two keys. PROVENANCE: Rod Fuller Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent, with essentially all its factory finishes with only the slightest of handling marks on wood and metal. Gold is excellent. Mechanically crisp. Case is excellent. 49114-45 MGM229 (6,000-9,000) – Lot 2004

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2005

*12 GAUGE FN BROWNING MIDAS GRADE UPGRADE WITH CASE.

SN 53408S75. Cal. 12 GA 2-3/4” Chambers. 27-1/2” Bbls are marked for skeet and improved cylinder. Bbls have narrow, raised, matted, ventilated rib with silver bead and are marked with FN name and address, steel type, and chambers on left, and “MADE IN BELGIUM” and “BROWNING PATENTS” on right. There are 2” triangles of well-cut relief open shaded scroll at breech ends. Blued rounded “superlight” style Browning OU action with gold-plated sgl selective trigger, is engraved in typical Midas style, as designed by Louis Vrancken, consisting of near full coverage of large open shaded scroll with acanthus highlights surrounding game scenes with semi-relief gold inlaid subjects. These scenes are within gold inlaid ovoid borders with flourishes at bottom. Three pheasant fly into open meadow on left side of action, and a trio of ducks take wing from marsh on right. A quail flies across bottom of action. Trigger guard, with matching scroll, has vacant shield on bow. No engravers signature found. Oil finished crotch figured European walnut long tang flat knob buttstock measures 14-1/4” over FN composition buttplate. Modified point pattern checkering is at grip. Stock features drop points behind side panels. Matching forend is of 1-pc schnabeled “superlight” type. Bore diameter: top -.725, bottom -.725. Bore restrictions: top -.025 (mod), bottom -.011 (IC). Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7 lbs 4 oz. LOP: 14-1/4″. Tan vinyl Browning case is lined in off white faux fur. PROVENANCE: Rod Fuller Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent, near new, as completely refurbished, with only the slightest of handling marks on wood and metal. Gold is excellent. Mechanically crisp. Case is excellent. 49114-40 MGM227 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 2005

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2006

*FINE CUSTOM SHOP ENGRAVED BROWNING SUPERPOSED MIDAS GRADE SKEET GUN ENGRAVED BY J. M. DEBRUS WITH CASE.

SN 40825S74. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4” Chambers. 27-1/2″ Bbls are marked for skeet and skeet. Bbls have raised, broadway type, ventilated rib with white Bradley bead. They are engraved with Browning Morgan Utah and Montreal addresses, and “Made in Belgium” on left, and steel and chamber info on right. There are 2” triangles of well-cut relief open shaded scroll at breech ends. Blued rounded “superlight” type Browning OU action with gold-plated sgl selective trigger, is engraved in typical Midas style, as designed by Louis Vrancken, consisting of near full coverage of exceptionally well cut large open shaded scroll with acanthus highlights surrounding special order, very well detailed scenes of dogs and birds with semi-relief gold inlaid subjects. These scenes are within gold inlaid ovoid borders with flourishes at bottom. A pointer points a flushing quail on left, and what is possibly the same pointer points a flushing grouse on right. A quail flies across bottom of action. Trigger guard with matching scroll, has vacant shield on bow. Left dog scene is marked with engravers signature “J. M. Debrus”. Interesting stump and fiddle figured claro walnut long tang flat knob buttstock measures 14-1/4” over Browning open sided white line pad. Modified point pattern checkering is at grip. Matching 3-pc forend is of flared beavertail type. Bore diameter: top -.722, bottom -.722. Bore restrictions: top: .004 (skeet), bottom: .004 (skeet). Drop at heel: 1-3/4″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 7 lbs 8 oz. LOP: 14-1/4″. Tan vinyl Browning case is lined in off white faux fur. PROVENANCE: Rod Fuller Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain nearly all of their orig blue, silvered on sharp edges. Action retains nearly all of its blue, with some assembly marks, thumbpiece slightly silvered. Stocks retain over 95% of their orig finish, most loss due to area rubbed through on top of left forend piece. Gold has rubs from contact with trigger plate. Bores are excellent. Ejectors are strong. Trigger works. Case is excellent, with slightly soiled interior. 49114-42 MGM233 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 2006

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2007

*EARLY 20 GAUGE BROWNING GRADE IV SUPERPOSED ENGRAVED BY V. DOYEN WITH CASE.

SN 8290. (1954) Cal. 20 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 26-3/8″ Bbls marked for skeet and skeet, are fitted with narrow, ventilated rib, marked with early Browning St. Louis address with steel and chamber information on left, with Browning patent information and “MADE IN BELGIUM” on right. Coin finished action with non-automatic safety and gold plated single selective trigger, is engraved in what was to become “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. Bottom left scene is signed “V. Doyen”. Nicely streaked European walnut round knob long tang buttstock measures 14-3/16″ over horn Browning buttplate. Point pattern checkering with line borders is at grip. One piece field forend matches well. Bore diameter: top -.610, bottom -.610. Bore restrictions: top -.004 (skeet), bottom -.004 (skeet). Drop at heel: 2-7/16″, drop at comb: 1-9/16″. Weight: 6 lbs 12 oz. LOP: 14-3/16″. Early Tolex case by Browning with blued hardware is lined in dark blue velvet. PROVENANCE: Rod Fuller Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent, retaining nearly all of its orig finishes on wood and metal, with a few light marks on bbls. Coin finish of action has some light flaking and some darkening underneath. Stocks have some minor pings and rubs and finish is lightly crazed. Gold plate on trigger is excellent with a light rub on left. Bores are excellent. Mechanically excellent, and smooth. Case exterior is very fine with some rubs on trim, and light soiling. Interior is very fine with some rubs and compressions, and a missing block in bbl compartment. 49114-19 MGM161 (6,500-9,500) – Lot 2007

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2008

*BROWNING GRADE IV SUPERPOSED ENGRAVED BY V. DOYEN WITH CASE.

SN 41048. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 30″ Bbls marked for full and modified, are fitted with narrow, ventilated rib, marked with Browning St. Louis address with steel and chamber information on left, with Browning patent information and “MADE IN BELGIUM” on right. Coin finished action with non-automatic safety and gold plated single selective trigger, is engraved in what was to become “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. Left side scene is signed “V. Doyen”. Interesting fiddle figured American (?) walnut round knob long tang buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over open sided Browning white line pad. Point pattern checkering with line borders is at grip. One piece field forend with schnabeled tip, matches well. Bore diameter: top -.727, bottom -.725. Bore restrictions: top -.020 (mod), bottom -.014 (lt mod). Drop at heel: 2-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 8 lbs 4 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. Tan vinyl Browning case is lined in fuzzy faux fur, and has instruction booklet inside. PROVENANCE: Rod Fuller 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: Excellent, as most likely factory refinished, retaining nearly all of high quality finishes on wood and metal. Markings on bbl are a bit thin. There is some chipping of finish on left side of forend. There are some rubs on gold-plating of trigger. Bores are excellent with some light frosting. Action is tight. Ejectors are strong and in time. Trigger works. Exterior of case is excellent with some light scuffs. Interior cloth shows slight soiling and compressions. Mid bead is “certifiable pre-ban ivory”. 49114-7 MGM159 IVORY (4,000-7,000) – Lot 2008

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2009

*20 GAUGE BROWNING DIANA GRADE SUPERPOSED THREE BARREL SET ENGRAVED BY DEWIL WITH CASE.

SN 59630V70. Cal. 20 ga. 3″ Chambers. Two sets of 26-3/8″ bbls, one marked for skeet and skeet, and the other for imod and full; 28″ set of bbls marked for Imod and full. All bbl sets are fitted with narrow, ventilated rib, marked with Browning St. Louis and Montreal addresses and “MADE IN BELGIUM” on left, with steel, gauge, and chamber and patent information on right sides. In addition each bbl set is marked either “S1” “S2” or “S3”. 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. Right scene is signed “R. Dewil”. Interesting quilted figure claro walnut square knob short tang buttstock measures 14-1/8″ over Browning buttplate. Modified point pattern checkering is at grip. One piece field forends match well. S-1 BBL set: Bore diameter: top -.610, bottom -.610. Bore restrictions: top -.024 (full), bottom -.005 (IC). Drop at heel: 2″, drop at comb: 1-5/16″. Weight: 5 lbs 15 oz. LOP: 14-1/8″. S-2 BBL set: Bore diameter: top -.620, bottom -.622. Bore restrictions: top -.002 (skeet), bottom -.004 (skeet). Drop at heel: 2″, drop at comb: 1-1/4″. Weight: 5 lbs 15 oz. LOP: 14-1/8″. S-3 BBL set: Bore diameter: top -.620, bottom -.621. Bore restrictions: top -.024 (full), bottom -.018 (mod). Drop at heel: 1-15/16″, drop at comb: 1-5/16″. Weight: 6 lbs 1 oz. LOP: 14-1/8″. Tan vinyl Browning case is lined in faux fur and has place for action and all three sets of bbls. PROVENANCE: Rod Fuller Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent, essentially new, with only a few exceptionally light handling marks and disassembly marks on bbl. Gold is excellent. Mechanically excellent. No salt damage noted. Case is excellent with interior lightly soiled. 49114-24 MGM163 (12,500-17,500) – Lot 2009

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2010

*SCARCE 28 GAUGE BROWNING DIANA GRADE SUPERPOSED ENGRAVED BY L. SEVERIEN WITH CASE.

SN 2983F70. (1970) Cal. 28 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 26-3/8″ Bbls marked for improved cylinder and modified, are fitted with narrow, ventilated rib, marked with Browning St. Louis and Montreal addresses, along with “MADE IN BELGIUM” on left, and steel type, gauge, chambers and patent information 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 “L. Severien”. Nicely fiddle figured claro walnut square knob long tang buttstock measures 14-1/4″ over Browning buttplate. Modified point pattern checkering is at grip. One piece field forend matches well, but is not fiddle figured. Bore diameter: top -.544, bottom -.546. Bore restrictions: top -.010 (IC), bottom -.018 (mod). Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 6 lbs 8 oz. LOP: 14-1/4″. Browning tan vinyl case is lined in fawn fuzzy faux fur, and contains two keys and a tube of grease. PROVENANCE: Rod Fuller Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent, as partially refurbished. Bbls retain nearly all of their blue. Coin finish of action is excellent. What are likely replacement stocks, are also excellent. Checkering is slightly darkened. Coin finish of long tang trigger guard does not match action. Metal shows no evidence of salt. Present stock tests negative for salt. Gold plating is excellent, slightly rubbed on right side. Mechanically excellent. Case shows some rubs and bumps. Interior lightly soiled with some rubs. One partition detached. 49114-21 MGM153 (8,500-13,500) – Lot 2010

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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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2012

*EARLY 20 GAUGE BROWNING DIANA GRADE SUPERPOSED ENGRAVED BY LEGIERS WITH CASE.

SN 26791V2. (1962) Cal. 20 ga. 3″ Chambers. 26-3/8″ Bbls marked for IC and mod, are fitted with narrow, ventilated rib, marked with Browning St. Louis and Montreal addresses with steel and chamber information on left, with Browning patent information 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. Bottom right scene is signed “Legiers”. Fine smoky marbled French walnut round knob long tang buttstock measures 14″ over horn Browning buttplate. Point pattern checkering with line borders is at grip. One piece field forend matches well. Bore diameter: top -.606, bottom -.607. Bore restrictions: top -.015 (mod), bottom -.008 (IC). Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs 2 oz. LOP: 14″. Tan vinyl Browning case is lined in faux fur, and contains case info and two keys. PROVENANCE: Rod Fuller Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent, retaining nearly all of its orig finishes on wood and metal, with some rub marks, and a few light nicks in bbl blue, some slight browning to coin finish of action, and a few light marks in stock finish. Mechanically excellent, and smooth. There are some rubs from use, and slightly thinning on gold-plating of trigger. Case is excellent with some light scuffs. Interior has some light compressions and a hint of oxidation from bbls. 49114-23 MGM160 (6,500-9,500) – Lot 2012

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2013

*20 GAUGE BROWNING DIANA GRADE SUPERPOSED ENGRAVED BY RENE COENEN WITH CASE.

SN 47420V7. Cal. 20 ga. 3″ Chambers. 26-3/8″ Bbls marked for improved cylinder and modified, are fitted with narrow, ventilated rib, marked with Browning St. Louis and Montreal addresses, and “MADE IN BELGIUM” on left, and with steel, chamber and patent information, 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 “R. Coenen”. Stump figured claro walnut round knob short tang buttstock measures 13-7/8″ over open sided Browning pad. Modified point pattern checkering with double line borders is at grip. One piece field forend has flame figure. Bore diameter: top -.621, bottom -.621. Bore restrictions: top -.012 (mod), bottom -.005 (IC). Drop at heel: 1-15/16″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 6 lbs 8 oz. LOP: 13-7/8″. Browning tan vinyl case is lined in off-white fleece, and contains Browning new gun owners record and registration card. PROVENANCE: Rod Fuller Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent, essentially as new, possibly unfired since proof, with only one or two of the faintest handling marks on wood and metal. Inventory sticker with SN is on right side of buttstock. Checkering is still light in color. Gold plating of trigger is excellent. Mechanically crisp. Case is excellent with some long, dark marks. Interior cloth is very slightly soiled, and rubbed. 49114-22 MGM155 (3,500-5,500) – Lot 2013

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2014

*BROWNING DIANA GRADE SUPERPOSED SUPERLIGHT ENGRAVED BY L. LAMBERT WITH CASE.

SN 57153S76. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 26-3/8″ Bbls marked for improved cylinder and modified, are fitted with narrow, ventilated rib, marked with Browning Morgan Utah and Montreal addresses, along with “MADE IN BELGIUM” on left, and “BROWNING SUPERPOSED”, steel type, gauge, and chambers and “BROWNING PATENTS” on right. Coin finished lightened and rounded 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. Pheasant scene is signed by long time Browning engraver “L. Lambert” who died in 1980. Nicely stump figured claro walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-1/4″ over Browning buttplate. Modified point pattern checkering is at grip. Matching one piece forend is schnabeled in superlight style. Bore diameter: top -.727, bottom -.723. Bore restrictions: top -.020 (mod), bottom -.008 (IC). Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs 12 oz. LOP: 14-1/4″. Browning tan vinyl case is lined in off white fleece. PROVENANCE: Rod Fuller Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent, showing evidence of light field use, with some minor marks on wood and metal, and cartridge halos on breechface. Gold of trigger has some light flecks. Checkering slightly darkened. Mechanically excellent. Case is very fine, with some marks and scuffs. Interior lightly soiled with some rubs. 49114-26 MGM152 (7,000-10,000) – Lot 2014

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2015

*BROWNING DIANA GRADE SUPERPOSED TWO BARREL SKEET SET ENGRAVED BY BAERTEN WITH CASE.

SN 14976S73. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ and 20 ga. 3″ Chambers. 28″ Bbls marked for skeet and skeet, with matted, ventilated ribs have Browning Morgan Utah and Montreal addresses. Coin finished action is engraved in usual “Diana” fashion, with five pheasants in woodland background on left; quattro of ducks at pond on right; indeterminate gallinaceous fowl flying across bottom; and a pair of rabbits on trigger guard. Engravers signature, C. Baerten, is on both side scenes. Fine stump figured claro walnut long tang, square knob buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over Browning open sided white line pad, and features standard Diana pattern checkering with curved line borders. Flared beavertail forends match well. 12 ga.: Drop at heel: 2-7/8″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 7 lbs. 5 oz. LOP 14-1/2″. 20 ga.: Drop at heel: 1-15/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7 lbs. 7 oz. LOP 14-1/2″. Tan vinyl Browning case lined in faux fur with space for action and both bbl sets, contains instruction booklet. PROVENANCE: Rod Fuller 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: Excellent, near new, showing slight evidence of use, with only a few handling and assembly marks on wood and metal. Gold of trigger is excellent, rubbed on right side. Mechanically crisp. Case is excellent with a few light scuffs. Interior is lightly soiled. Mid bead is “certifiable pre-ban ivory”. 49114-31 MGM168 IVORY (6,500-9,500) – Lot 2015

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2016

*EARLY BROWNING DIANA GRADE SUPERPOSED ENGRAVED BY LEGIERS WITH CASE.

SN 81667. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 28″ Bbls marked for modified and full, with matted, ventilated rib have Browning St. Louis and Montreal addresses. Coin finished action is engraved in usual Diana fashion, with trio of pheasants in woodland background on left; quattro of ducks at pond on right; indeterminate gallinaceous fowl on bottom; and a pair of rabbits on trigger guard. Engravers signature, Legiers, is on right action under scene. Feather crotch figured claro walnut long tang, square knob buttstock measures 14-1/8″ over Browning open-sided white line pad, and features standard Diana pattern checkering with curved double line borders. Matching forend has usual Browning latch. Bore diameter: top -.727, bottom -.725. Bore restrictions: top -.038, bottom -.020. Wall thickness: top -.033, bottom -.036. Drop at heel: 2-5/8″, drop at comb: 1-9/16″. Weight: 7 lbs. 9 oz. LOP 14-1/8″. Tan vinyl Browning case lined in faux fur contains key. PROVENANCE: Rod Fuller Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent, as factory refurbished, with only a few minor marks on wood and metal. Ejectors are slightly out of time. Trigger works. Case is very fine, with a deep depression on top, with some marks. Interior lightly soiled. 49114-28 MGM164 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 2016

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2017

*BROWNING DIANA GRADE SUPERPOSED ENGRAVED BY F. MARECHAL WITH CASE.

SN 1382S71. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 26-3/8″ Bbls marked for IC and mod, with matted, ventilated rib have Browning Morgan Utah and Montreal addresses. Coin finished action is engraved in usual “Diana” fashion, with five pheasants in woodland background on left; quattro of ducks at pond on right; indeterminate gallinaceous fowl flying across bottom; and a pair of rabbits on trigger guard. Engravers signature, F. Marechal, is on both side scenes. Fine stump figured claro walnut long tang, square knob buttstock measures 14-3/8″ over Browning buttplate, and features standard Diana pattern checkering with curved line borders. Forend matches well but is relatively plain. Bore diameter: top -.727, bottom -.723. Bore restrictions: top -.022 (mod), bottom -.010 (IC). Drop at heel: 2-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7 lbs. 3 oz, LOP 14-3/8″. Tan vinyl Browning case is lined in faux fur and contains key. PROVENANCE: Rod Fuller Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent, essentially as new, with only the lightest of handling marks on wood and metal. Gold of trigger is excellent. Mechanically crisp. Case is excellent with a few light scuffs. Interior is lightly soiled. 49114-30 MGM167 (5,500-8,500) – Lot 2017

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2018

*BROWNING DIANA GRADE SUPERPOSED BROADWAY TRAP ENGRAVED BY J. LEWANCZVK WITH CASE.

SN 6394S69. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 32″ Bbls marked for Imod and full, with matted, broadway, ventilated rib are marked “Browning Arms Company” on left, and with gauge, chamber, and “MADE IN BELGIUM” on right. Coin finished action is engraved in usual “Diana” fashion, with five pheasants in woodland background on left; quattro of ducks at pond on right; indeterminate gallinaceous fowl flying across bottom; and a pair of rabbits on trigger guard. Engravers signature, J. Lewanczvk, is on both side scenes. Plain European walnut short tang, square knob buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over open sided Browning white line pad, and features point pattern checkering with line borders at grip. Flared trap forend matches well. Bore diameter: top -.722, bottom -.723. Bore restrictions: top -.034 (full), bottom -.028 (Imod). Drop at heel: 1-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/4″. Weight: 8 lbs. 2 oz, LOP 14-1/2″. Tan vinyl Browning case is lined in faux fur. PROVENANCE: Rod Fuller 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: Excellent. Bbls retain over 95% of what appears to be orig blue, with assembly marks. Action retains nearly all of its coin finish, darkened at juncture of wood of buttstock. Stocks retain nearly all of their factory finishes. Gold of trigger has some flaking and scratching. Mechanically crisp. GUN IS FITTED WITH RELEASE/ PULL TRIGGER. Case is excellent, with some scuffs. Interior is lightly stained. Mid bead is “certifiable pre-ban ivory”. 49114-3 MGM166 IVORY (3,500-5,500) – Lot 2018

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2019

*BROWNING POINTER GRADE SUPERPOSED ENGRAVED BY A. MARECHAL WITH CASE.

SN 17861S3. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 26-3/8″ Bbls marked for IC and mod, with matted, ventilated rib have Browning St. Louis and Montreal addresses. Coin finished action is engraved in usual “Pointer” style, with background of well cut scroll surrounding oval vignettes of dogs and game; pointer retrieving a duck is on left, and another pointer retrieving a pheasant, is on right. Two indeterminate gallinaceous fowl are on bottom; and a flushing pheasant is on trigger guard bow. Engravers signature, A. Marechal, is on bottom of both side scenes. Fine crotch figured American walnut long tang, round knob buttstock measures 15″ over Browning open sided white line pad, and features point pattern checkering with line borders at grip. Forend matches well but is fiddle figured. Bore diameter: top -.725, bottom -.726. Bore restrictions: top -.018 (mod), bottom -.012 (IC). Drop at heel: 2-9/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7 lbs. 12 oz. LOP 15″. Tan vinyl Browning case is lined in faux fur and contains a key. PROVENANCE: Rod Fuller 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: Excellent, near new with only a few of the lightest of handling marks on fine factory finishes, both wood and metal. Checkering still light in color. Gold of trigger shows one or two small marks. Mechanically crisp. Case is excellent with a few light scuffs. Interior is excellent, with some soiling. Mid bead is “certifiable pre-ban ivory”. 49114-18 MGM172 IVORY (4,500-6,500) – Lot 2019

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2020

*SCARCE 28 GAUGE BROWNING PIGEON GRADE SUPERPOSED WITH CASE.

SN 1618F7. Cal. 28 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 26-3/8″ Bbls marked for skeet and skeet, with matted, ventilated rib have Browning St. Louis and Montreal addresses. Coin finished action is engraved in usual “Pigeon” style, with pairs of pigeons flying through light scroll background on sides, with rose bouquets on bottom. Top of action is relief carved with well cut oak leaves and acorns. Trigger guard is scroll engraved. Nicely fiddle figured claro walnut short tang flat knob buttstock measures 14-1/4″ over Browning buttplate, and features point pattern checkering with line borders at grip. Forend matches well. Bore diameter: top -.545, bottom -.543. Bore restrictions: top -.005 (skeet), bottom -.004 (skeet). Drop at heel: 2-1/16″, drop at comb: 1-5/16″. Weight: 6 lbs. 8 oz. LOP 14-1/4″. Tan vinyl Browning case is lined in faux fur and contains instruction booklet. PROVENANCE: Rod Fuller Estate Collection. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine, essentially as new with only the lightest of handling and assembly marks on wood and metal. Gold of trigger is excellent. Mechanically crisp. Case is excellent with a few light rubs. Interior is lightly stained from contact with bbls. 49114-16 MGM175 (6,000-9,000) – Lot 2020

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2021

*SCARCE 28 GAUGE BROWNING PIGEON GRADE SUPERPOSED WITH CASE.

SN 2566F69. Cal. 28 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 28″ Bbls marked for modified and full, with matted, ventilated rib have Browning St. Louis and Montreal addresses. Coin finished action is engraved in usual “Pigeon” style, with pairs of pigeons flying through light scroll background on sides, with rose bouquets on bottom. Top of action is relief carved with well cut oak leaves and acorns. Trigger guard is scroll engraved. Spectacular flame figured claro walnut long tang round knob buttstock measures 14-1/8″ over Browning buttplate, and features point pattern checkering with line borders at grip. Forend matches well. Bore diameter: top -.547, bottom -.547. Bore restrictions: top -.018 (full), bottom -.011 (mod). Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs. 11 oz, LOP 14-1/8″. Tan vinyl Browning case is lined in faux fur and contains instruction booklet. PROVENANCE: Rod Fuller Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent, retaining essentially all of what appears to be factory finishes on wood and metal, with a few handling and assembly marks on bbls, right side of action slightly darkened. There is a repaired crack on left rear of forend. Gold of trigger is excellent. Mechanically excellent except top ejector will not fire. Case is very fine with some stains and rubs. Interior cloth is marked and lightly soiled from gun and bbls. 49114-15 MGM176 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 2021

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2022

*EARLY 20 GAUGE BROWNING PIGEON GRADE SUPERPOSED TWO BARREL SET WITH CASE.

SN 19894. Cal. 20 ga. 3″ Chambers. 28″ Bbls (S1) are marked for full and full, and 26-3/8″ bbls (S2) are marked for IC and mod. Both have matted, ventilated ribs and Browning St. Louis and Montreal addresses. Coin finished action is engraved in usual “Pigeon” style, with pairs of pigeons flying through light scroll background on sides, with rose bouquets on bottom. Top of action is relief carved with well cut oak leaves and acorns. Trigger guard is scroll engraved. Lightly figured and streaked French walnut long tang round knob buttstock measures 14-1/8″ over Browning open sided white line pad, and features point pattern checkering with line borders at grip. Forends match well. “S1” BBLS: Bore diameter: top -.610, bottom -.607. Bore restrictions: top -.032 (full), bottom -.033 (full). Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs. 8 oz, LOP 14-1/8″. “S2” BBLS: Bore diameter: top -.608, bottom -.607. Bore restrictions: top -.016 (mod), bottom -.009 (IC). Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs. 6 oz, LOP 14-1/8″. Tan vinyl Browning case with space for action and both bbl sets, is lined in faux fleece. PROVENANCE: Rod Fuller Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent, retaining nearly all factory finishes on wood and metal, with a few light handling marks. Checkering is slightly darkened. Gold of trigger has some rubs on sides. Mechanically crisp. Case is excellent with some rubs and stains. Interior cloth is soiled and lightly rubbed from contact with gun and bbls. 49114-17 MGM178 (6,000-9,000) – Lot 2022

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2023

*EARLY 20 GAUGE BROWNING PIGEON GRADE SUPERPOSED.

SN 26145V2. Cal. 20 ga. 3″ Chambers. 26-3/8″ Bbls are marked for skeet and skeet, with matted, ventilated rib and Browning St. Louis and Montreal addresses. Coin finished action is engraved in usual “Pigeon” style, with pairs of pigeons flying through light scroll background on sides, with rose bouquets on bottom. Top of action is relief carved with well cut oak leaves and acorns. Trigger guard is scroll engraved. Smoky marbled and nicely figured European walnut long tang round knob buttstock measures 14-1/16″ over Browning open sided pad, and features point pattern checkering with line borders at grip. Forend matches very well. Bore diameter: top -.613, bottom -.608. Bore restrictions: top: -004 (skeet), bottom: -002 (skeet). Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-9/16″. Weight: 6 lbs. 4 oz. LOP 14-1/16″. PROVENANCE: Rod Fuller Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent, retaining nearly all factory type finishes on wood and metal, with a few light handling and assembly marks on bbl. Coin finish is excellent. Stocks are excellent with one or two minor pings. Gold of trigger has some rubs on sides and some finger wear. Mechanically excellent. 49114-11 MGM180 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 2023

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2024

*BROWNING PIGEON GRADE SUPERPOSED SUPERLIGHT WITH CASE.

SN 14162S72. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 26-3/8″ Bbls marked for IC and mod, with matted, ventilated rib have Browning Morgan Utah and Montreal addresses. Coin finished rounded “Superlight” action is engraved in usual “Pigeon” style, with pairs of pigeons flying through light scroll background on sides, with rose bouquets on bottom. Top of action is relief carved with well cut oak leaves and acorns. Trigger guard is scroll engraved. Interesting flame/ stump figured claro walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-3/8″ over Browning open sided white line pad, and features point pattern checkering with line borders at grip. “Superlight” forend with schnabeled tip matches well. Bore diameter: top -.724, bottom -.724. Bore restrictions: top -.020 (mod), bottom -.012 (IC). Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-9/16″. Weight: 6 lbs. 12 oz, LOP 14-3/8″. Tan vinyl Browning case is lined in faux fur and contains instruction booklet. PROVENANCE: Rod Fuller Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent, near new, with slight evidence of firing, and with only a few light handling marks on wood and metal. Coin finish is excellent. Checkering is slightly darkened. Gold of trigger has some rubs on sides. Mechanically crisp. Case is excellent with some ink marks and a few light scuffs. Interior is very lightly soiled from contact with bbls. 49114-10 MGM177 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 2024

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2025

*20 GAUGE BROWNING PIGEON GRADE SUPERPOSED.

SN 43547V7. Cal. 20 ga. 3″ Chambers. 26-3/8″ Bbls are marked for skeet and skeet, with matted, ventilated rib and Browning St. Louis and Montreal addresses. Coin finished action is engraved in usual “Pigeon” style, with pairs of pigeons flying through light scroll background on sides, with rose bouquets on bottom. Top of action is relief carved with well cut oak leaves and acorns. Trigger guard is scroll engraved. Crotch figured American walnut short tang round knob buttstock measures 14-3/8″ over leather covered pad, and features point pattern checkering with line borders at grip. Forend matches well. Bore diameter: top -.617, bottom -.618. Bore restrictions: Screw chokes. Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 6 lbs. 7 oz. LOP 14-3/8″. PROVENANCE: Rod Fuller Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent, retaining nearly all factory finishes on wood and metal, with a few light handling and assembly marks on bbl. Coin finish of action has darkening and staining, mostly on bottom. Stocks have some light scratches in gloss finish. Checkering is slightly darkened. Gold of trigger has some rubs on sides. Mechanically excellent. 49114-12 MGM179 (4,500-7,500) – Lot 2025

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2026

*20 GAUGE BROWNING PIGEON GRADE SUPERPOSED WITH BRIGHT COIN FINISH.

SN 1756V72. Cal. 20 ga. 3″ Chambers. 28″ Bbls are marked for IC and mod, with matted, ventilated rib and Browning Morgan Utah and Montreal addresses. Unusual bright coin finished action is engraved in typical “Pigeon” style, with pairs of pigeons flying through light scroll background on sides, with rose bouquets on bottom. Top of action is relief carved with well cut oak leaves and acorns. Trigger guard is scroll engraved. Well flame figured American walnut long tang flat knob buttstock measures 14-3/8″ over Browning buttplate, and features point pattern checkering with line borders at grip. Forend matches well. Bore diameter: top -.619, bottom -.619. Bore restrictions: top: -013 (mod), bottom: -006 (IC). Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 6 lbs. 8 oz. LOP 14-3/8″. PROVENANCE: Rod Fuller Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent, essentially as new, retaining nearly all factory finishes on wood and metal, with a few light handling marks and fairly heavy assembly marks in front of forend. Brilliant coin finish is excellent. Stocks are excellent with one or two minor pings. Gold of trigger is excellent. Mechanically crisp. Appears unfired except for proof. 49114-13 MGM182 (5,500-8,500) – Lot 2026

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2027

*RECENT BROWNING PIGEON GRADE SUPERPOSED ENGRAVED BY R. WILMOT.

SN P33PV01927. Cal. 20 ga. 3″ Chambers. 26-3/8″ Bbls are marked for skeet and mod, with matted, ventilated rib and Browning Morgan Utah and Montreal addresses. Coin finished rounded action is engraved in usual “Pigeon” style, with pairs of pigeons flying through light scroll background on sides, with rose bouquets on bottom. Top of action is relief carved with well cut oak leaves and acorns. Trigger guard is scroll engraved. Engravers signature “R. Wilmot”, is on bottom rear left side. Nicely marbled and lightly figured claro walnut long tang flat knob buttstock measures 14-3/8″ over Browning buttplate, and features point pattern checkering with line borders at grip. Forend matches well. Bore diameter: top -.617, bottom -.616. Bore restrictions: top: -012 (mod), bottom: -003 (skeet). Drop at heel: 2-3/16″, drop at comb: 1-5/16″. Weight: 5 lbs. 12 oz. LOP 14-3/8″. PROVENANCE: Rod Fuller Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent, retaining nearly all factory finishes on wood and metal, with a few light handling and assembly marks. Coin finish is excellent with some darkening in engraving. Stocks are excellent with one or two minor pings. Gold of trigger is excellent. Mechanically crisp. 49114-14 MGM181 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 2027

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2028

*EARLY BROWNING PIGEON GRADE SUPERPOSED.

SN 50743S6. Cal. 12 GA 2-3/4″ Chambers. 26-3/8″ Bbls are marked for skeet and skeet, with matted, ventilated rib with white Bradley bead and small white mid bead has Browning St. Louis and Montreal addresses and “MADE IN BELGIUM”, on left, with steel, chamber, and patent information on right. Coin finished action is engraved in usual “Pigeon” style, with pairs of pigeons flying through light scroll background on sides, with rose bouquets on bottom. Top of action is relief carved with well cut oak leaves and acorns. Trigger guard is scroll engraved. Nicely stump figured American walnut long tang round knob buttstock measures 14-3/8″ over horn buttplate, and features point pattern checkering with line borders at grip. Forend matches well. Bore diameter: top -.722, bottom -.722. Bore restrictions: top: .004 (skeet), bottom: .004 (skeet). Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7 lbs. 3 oz. LOP 14-3/8″. PROVENANCE: Rod Fuller Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent, retaining nearly all factory finishes on wood and metal, with a few light handling and assembly marks and scratches on bbl. Coin finish of action is mostly bright, slightly darkened on bottom. Stocks have some light scratches and nicks in gloss finish. Checkering is slightly worn. Gold of trigger is good, trigger blade rubbed through. Mechanically excellent. 49114-8 MGM255 (4,000-7,000) – Lot 2028

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2029

*20 GAUGE BROWNING SUPERPOSED P 2 M LIGHTNING ENGRAVED BY J. BAERTEN WITH CASE.

SN P33RR1400. Cal. 20 ga. 3” Chambers. 26-3/8″ Bbls are marked for skeet and skeet. Bbls have narrow, ventilated rib and sgl silver bead. They are marked with Browning Morgan Utah and Montreal addresses, and “MADE IN BELGIUM” on left, and “BROWNING SUPERPOSED”, steel and chamber info on right. Coin finished rounded Browning OU action with gold-plated sgl selective trigger, is engraved with near full coverage of well cut large open shaded scroll with acanthus highlights surrounding well detailed scenes of game birds; three pheasant fly through woodland on left, and a trio of ducks rise from marsh on right, a pair of quail fly across bottom of action. Trigger guard has matching scroll. Both side scenes are signed “J. Baerten”. Burl figured European walnut long tang flat knob buttstock measures 14-1/8” over Browning open sided white line pad. Modified point pattern checkering wraps over top of grip. Matching forend is of 1-pc field type. Bore diameter: top -.619, bottom -.619. Bore restrictions: top: .003 (skeet), bottom: .003 (skeet). Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 6 lbs 1 oz. LOP: 14-1/8″. Mottled brown vinyl Browning case is lined in off white faux fleece with a key inside. PROVENANCE: Rod Fuller Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent, near new, with evidence of light field use, with only a few light handling marks on wood and metal. Coin finish of action shows some areas of browning in background. Gold is fine with some loss on trigger blade. Mechanically excellent. Case is excellent, with slightly soiled interior. Browning factory records indicate that 207 “Presentation series” guns were made in this type, only 52 in this grade. 49114-38 MGM237 (6,500-9,500) – Lot 2029

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2030

*FN BROWNING SIDEPLATED “EXHIBITION” CUSTOM SHOP SUPERPOSED WITH EXCEPTIONAL ENGRAVING AND GOLD INLAY BY JAQUEZ LODEWYC WITH CASE.

SN 92663. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4” Chambers. 28″ Bbls are marked for mod and full. Bbls have medium, ventilated rib with two silver beads. They are engraved “Fabrique Nationale Herstal” on left side. Coin finished, nicely filed, Browning OU action with ornamental sideplates, has sgl selective trigger. Action and lockplates are engraved with near full coverage of exceptionally fine, Baroque style, large, open, shaded acanthus and scroll with floral, foliate, and cornucopia highlights. This unusual combination is background to semi-relief gold inlaid dogs, and birds which appear to fly over and through foliage; a pointer points two rising ducks on left lockplate with pigeon at forward part of action. Setter points a pair of flushing pheasant on right, with another pigeon at front of action. A setter is on point on bottom of action. This fine work is signed by “J. Lodewyc” under top lever. Finely marbled and well figured European walnut long tang flat knob buttstock measures 14” over checkered wood butt. Modified point pattern checkering at grip has small beaded border. Removable 1-pc forend is of schnabeled “superlight” type. Bore diameter: top -.727, bottom -.723. Bore restrictions: top: .041 (full), bottom: .018 (mod). Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 7 lbs 13 oz. LOP: 14″. Mottled brown Browning Hartman case is lined in off white faux fleece with 2 keys and Naugahyde tag inside. PROVENANCE: Rod Fuller Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent, essentially as new, appears unfired since proof with only a few light handling marks on wood and metal. Mechanically crisp. Case is excellent, with slightly soiled interior. 49114-32 MGM245 (8,000-12,000) – Lot 2030

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2031

*FN BROWNING SIDEPLATED F1 “CHAMBORD” SUPERPOSED ENGRAVED BY J. LODEWYC WITH CASE.

SN 7264S2. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4” Chambers. 30″ Bbls are marked for Imod and full. Bbls have wide, “broadway” ventilated rib with Bradley white front, and silver mid, beads. They are engraved “Fabrique Nationale Herstal” on left side. Well rendered portraits of ducks settling into marsh are on each side of breech ends. Coin finished, nicely filed, Browning OU action with ornamental sideplates, has sgl selective trigger with checkered finger blade. Action and lockplates are engraved with 70 – 80% coverage of fine, well cut, medium, open, shaded scroll within geometric borders surrounding scenes of game birds in flight; a pair of quail on left, pheasants on right, and a duck taking wing on bottom of action. This well executed work is signed by “J. Lodewyc” under quail scene. Nicely streaked European walnut long tang flat knob buttstock measures 14-1/4” over open sided Browning white line pad. Modified point pattern checkering at grip has large carved beaded borders, and typical FN fluted drop points are behind lockplates. Matching 1-pc forend is of straight beavertail type. Bore diameter: top -.724, bottom -.724. Bore restrictions: top: .034 (full), bottom: .009 (lt mod). Drop at heel: 1-5/8″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 7 lbs 15 oz. LOP: 14-1/4″. Tan Browning Hartman case is lined in off white faux fur with instruction booklet inside. PROVENANCE: Rod Fuller Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent, essentially as new, appears unfired since proof, with only a few light handling marks on wood and metal. Mechanically crisp. Case is excellent, with slightly soiled interior. 49114-76 MGM246 (8,000-12,000) – Lot 2031

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2032

*BROWNING SUPERPOSED P 2 GRADE WITH GOLD ENGRAVED BY J. BAERTEN WITH CASE.

SN P13RR1682. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4” Chambers. 28″ Bbls are marked for mod and full. Bbls have narrow, ventilated rib and silver bead. They are marked with Browning Morgan Utah and Montreal addresses, and “MADE IN BELGIUM” on left, and “BROWNING SUPERPOSED”, steel and chamber info on right. Blued rounded Browning OU action with gold-plated sgl selective trigger, is engraved with near full coverage of well cut large open shaded scroll with acanthus highlights surrounding well detailed scenes of game birds with semi-relief gold inlaid subjects; three pheasant fly through woodland on left, and a trio of ducks rise from marsh on right, a pair of quail fly across bottom of action. Trigger guard has matching scroll. Both side scenes are signed “J. Baerten”. Exceptional burl figured European walnut long tang flat knob buttstock measures 14-1/8” over Browning composition buttplate. Modified point pattern checkering wraps over top of grip. Matching forend is of field type. Bore diameter: top -.726, bottom -.725. Bore restrictions: top: .040 (full), bottom: .018 (mod). Drop at heel: 2-7/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7 lbs 4 oz. LOP: 14-1/8″. Mottled brown vinyl Browning case is lined in off white faux fleece. PROVENANCE: Rod Fuller Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent, as new, appears nearly unfired since proof, with only the slightest of handling marks on wood and metal. Gold of trigger is excellent. Mechanically crisp. Case is excellent, with slightly soiled interior. Browning factory records indicate that 219 “Presentation” grades were made in this type, 54 in this grade, including those with gold. 49114-33 MGM234 (6,500-9,500) – Lot 2032

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2033

*BROWNING SUPERPOSED P 2 GRADE WITH GOLD INLAY TWO BARREL SET WITH SMALL GAUGE TUBES AND CASE.

SN P54RR1200. Cal. 12 ga. 28″ Bbls marked for mod and full (top bbl fitted with interchangeable chokes) have 2-3/4” chambers. 30″ Bbls with 3″ chambers are marked for mod and full. Both sets of bbls have narrow, matted ventilated ribs with silver beads. They are marked with Browning Morgan Utah and Montreal addresses, and “MADE IN BELGIUM” on left, and “BROWNING SUPERPOSED”, steel and chamber info on right. Blued rounded Browning OU action with gold-plated sgl selective trigger, is engraved with near full coverage of well cut, large, open, shaded scroll with acanthus highlights surrounding well detailed scenes of game birds with semi-relief gold inlaid subjects; three pheasant fly through woodland on left, and a trio of ducks rise from marsh on right. A pair of quail fly across bottom of action. Trigger guard has matching scroll. No engravers signature found. Exceptional, oil finished, burl figured European walnut long tang flat knob buttstock measures 14-3/8” over Browning open sided pad. Modified point pattern checkering wraps over top of grip. Matching forends are of long field type. 28″ BBL set: Bore diameter: top -.724, bottom -.724. Bore restrictions: top: screw chokes, bottom: .005 (IC). Drop at heel: 2-9/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7 lbs 2 oz. LOP: 14-3/8″. 30″ BBL set: Bore diameter: top -.724, bottom -.722. Bore restrictions: top: .021 (mod), bottom: .009 (IC). Drop at heel: 2-9/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7 lbs 4 oz. LOP: 14-3/8″. Included are seven small gauge tubes (3 gauge set for 28″ bbls, and a single 20 ga. tube for bottom bbl of 30″ set) All three 20 ga. tubes are threaded for interchangeable chokes, of which six are included. Gun with both sets of bbls and all tubes, fit into black ABS case with gray cloth interior. PROVENANCE: Rod Fuller Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent, with evidence of relatively light use, with high edge wear to blued parts. Tang of trigger guard and thumbpiece are somewhat silvered. Stocks have some light marks. Mechanically excellent. Case is fine. Browning factory records indicate that 73 multi bbl sets were made, 21 in this grade. 49114-52 MGM238 (5,500-8,500) – Lot 2033

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2034

*BROWNING SUPERPOSED P 2 U BROADWAY TRAP ENGRAVED BY J. BAERTEN WITH CASE.

SN P93RR1381. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4” Chambers. 32″ Bbls are marked for Imod and full. Bbls have wide “broadway”, ventilated rib and red Bradley bead and small white composition mid-bead. They are marked with Browning Morgan Utah and Montreal addresses, and “MADE IN BELGIUM” on left, and “BROWNING SUPERPOSED”, steel and chamber info on right. Coin finished rounded Browning OU action with gold-plated sgl selective trigger, is engraved with near full coverage of well cut large open shaded scroll with acanthus highlights surrounding nicely detailed scenes of game birds; three pheasant fly through woodland on left, and a trio of ducks rise from marsh on right, a pair of quail fly across bottom of action. Trigger guard has matching scroll. Both side scenes are signed “J. Baerten”. Burl figured European walnut long tang flat knob buttstock measures 14-3/8” over Browning open sided white line pad. Modified point pattern checkering wraps over top of grip. Matching forend is of flared beavertail type. Bore diameter: top -.722, bottom -.724. Bore restrictions: top: .035 (full), bottom: .030 (Imod). Drop at heel: 1-7/8″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 7 lbs 12 oz. LOP: 14-3/8″. Mottled brown vinyl Browning case is lined in off white faux fleece with instruction booklet and two keys inside. PROVENANCE: Rod Fuller Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent, nearly new, appears essentially unfired since proof, with only the slightest of handling marks on wood and metal. Gold of trigger has some rubs from contact with trigger plate. Mechanically crisp. Case is excellent, with slightly soiled interior. Browning factory records indicate that 56 “Presentation series” guns were made in this type, only 16 in this grade. 49114-1 MGM235 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 2034

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2035

*BROWNING SUPERPOSED P 1 K WITH GOLD INLAY “LIGHTNING” MODEL WITH CASE.

SN P13RN1239. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4” Chambers. 28″ Bbls are marked for Mod and full. Bbls have narrow, ventilated rib with silver bead. They are marked with Browning Morgan Utah and Montreal addresses, and “MADE IN BELGIUM” on left, and “BROWNING SUPERPOSED”, steel and chamber info on right. Blued rounded Browning OU action with gold-plated sgl selective trigger, is engraved with 80% coverage small simple scroll as background for nicely cut oak leaves and acorns, which surround semi relief gold inlaid scenes of ducks rising from marsh on both sides. Trigger guard has matching scroll and oak leaves. No engravers signature found. Lightly figured claro walnut long tang flat knob buttstock measures 14-3/8” over Browning open sided white line pad. Point pattern checkering is at grip. Matching forend is of field type. Bore diameter: top -.723, bottom -.726. Bore restrictions: top: .036 (full), bottom: .021 (mod). Drop at heel: 2-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7 lbs 2 oz. LOP: 14-3/8″. Tan vinyl Browning case is lined in off white faux fur. PROVENANCE: Rod Fuller Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent, showing little evidence of firing, with sharp edge wear on blued parts, and some light spotting. Stocks have some minor handling marks and compressions. Gold of trigger is excellent. Mechanically excellent. Case is excellent with some scuffs, interior soiled. Browning factory records indicate that only 219 “presentation” guns were made of this type, 117 in this grade, including those with gold. 49114-36 MGM241 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 2035

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2036

*BROWNING SUPERPOSED P 1 H SKEET WITH GOLD INLAY ENGRAVED BY BAERTEN WITH CASE.

SN PB3RR1358. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4” Chambers. 26-3/8″ Bbls are marked for skeet and skeet. Bbls have narrow, ventilated rib with white Bradley bead and small white mid bead. They are marked with Browning Morgan Utah and Montreal addresses, and “MADE IN BELGIUM” on left, and “BROWNING SUPERPOSED”, steel and chamber info on right. Coin finished rounded Browning OU action with gold-plated sgl selective trigger, is engraved with 80% coverage small simple scroll as background for nicely cut oak leaves and acorns, which surround semi-relief gold inlaid game scenes; pair of flying quail on both sides. Trigger guard has matching scroll and oak leaves. Signature of master Browning engraver, “J. Baerten” is at bottom rear of left side of action. (Engraver signed P1’s are exceptionally scarce.) Nicely crotch figured claro walnut long tang flat knob buttstock measures 14-3/8” over Browning open sided white line pad. Point pattern checkering is at grip. Matching forend is of flared beavertail type. Bore diameter: top -.723, bottom -.726. Bore restrictions: top: .005 (skeet), bottom: .007 (skeet). Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7 lbs 8 oz. LOP: 14-3/8″. Tan vinyl Browning case is lined in off white faux fur. PROVENANCE: Rod Fuller Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent, showing limited use, with some high edge wear on bbls and slight darkening to coin finish, with a number of light marks and crazing of finish on wood. Mechanically excellent. Case is somewhat scuffed, interior cloth slightly soiled. Browning label missing. Browning factory records indicate that only 30 “presentation” guns were made of this type, 18 in this grade, including those with gold. 49114-37 MGM240 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2036

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2037

*BROWNING SUPERPOSED P 1 C TRAP ENGRAVED BY J. BAERTEN WITH CASE.

SN P43RR1123. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4” Chambers. 30″ Bbls are marked for IC and mod, but have been fitted with choke tubes. Bbls have narrow, ventilated rib with two white beads. They are marked with Browning Morgan Utah and Montreal addresses, and “MADE IN BELGIUM” on left, and “BROWNING SUPERPOSED”, steel and chamber info on right. Coin finished rounded Browning OU action with gold-plated sgl selective trigger, is engraved with 80% coverage small simple scroll as background for nicely cut oak leaves and acorns, which surround scenes of retriever retrieving duck on both sides. Trigger guard has matching scroll and oak leaves. Engravers signature “J. Baerten” is on bottom rear left side. Nicely banded claro walnut long tang flat knob buttstock measures 14-3/8” over Browning open sided white line pad. Point pattern checkering is at grip. Matching forend is of schnabeled “superlight” type. Bore diameter: top -.724, bottom -.723. Bore restrictions: top: screw chokes, bottom: screw chokes. Drop at heel: 1-3/4″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 7 lbs 7 oz. LOP: 14-3/8″. Tan vinyl Browning case is lined in off white faux fleece with instruction booklet inside. PROVENANCE: Rod Fuller Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent, showing considerable use, but few handling marks on wood and metal. Lacquer on coin finish is lifting and darkening, especially around deeper engraving. Gold of trigger is excellent. Mechanically crisp. Case is excellent, interior cloth very lightly soiled. Browning factory records indicate that only 33 “presentation” guns were made of this type, 14 in this grade. 49114-6 MGM243 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2037

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2038

*FN BROWNING C 3 “BIRMINGHAM” SUPERPOSED TRAP WITH CASE.

SN 40347S74. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4” Chambers. 30″ Bbls are unmarked for choke, and are fitted with choke tubes,and have wide, “broadway” ventilated rib with Bradley white front, and small white mid, beads. They are marked “FABRIQUE NATIONALE HERSTAL BELGIQUE” on left side. “MADE IN BELGIUM” is on right. Coin finished, rounded, Browning OU action has gold-plated sgl selective trigger. Action is engraved with full coverage of tight medium simple scroll within beaded borders. No engravers signature found. Nicely marbled European walnut long tang flat knob buttstock measures 14-5/8″ over brown leather covered pad. Point pattern checkering with double line borders is at grip. Typical FN fluted drop points are behind side panels. Matching 1-pc forend is of schnabeled “superlight” type. Bore diameter: top -.724, bottom -.723. Bore restrictions: top: screw chokes, bottom: screw chokes. Drop at heel: 1-3/4″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7 lbs 10 oz. LOP: 14-5/8″. Tan Browning Hartman case is lined in off white faux fur with instruction booklet inside. PROVENANCE: Rod Fuller Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent, showing little use, with only a few light handling and assembly marks on wood and metal. Two deep notches are on left side of gripknob. Gold of trigger is slightly fading. Mechanically excellent. Case is excellent, with somewhat soiled interior. 49114-5 MGM247 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 2038

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2039

*BROWNING SUPERPOSED WATERFOWL SERIES “MALLARD” WITH CASE.

SN 8G4PM00092. Cal. 12 Ga 2-3/4” Chambers. 28” Bbls are marked for mod and full. Bbls have raised, matted, ventilated rib fitted with two white beads, and are marked with Browning Morgan Utah and Montreal addresses, as well as “MADE IN BELGIUM” on left side and with “BROWNING SUPERPOSED”, steel, chamber, and patent info on right. French gray, rounded, Browning OU action with gold-plated sgl selective trigger, is engraved with near full coverage large, open, shaded scroll surrounding vignettes of mallard ducks, which are semi-relief gold inlaid and in various poses; they are flushing from marsh with cattails in background on left side of action, and settling into marsh, on right. Bottom of action depicts two mallards flying, and has official name and Latin name gold inlaid in ribands with limited edition numbers “092 of 500″ also gold inlaid. Portrait of mallard is on trigger guard bow. This engraving is very well done, but unsigned. Oil finished, nicely burl figured claro walnut long tang round knob buttstock measures 14-3/8” over checkered wood butt. Modified point pattern checkering wraps over top of grip, and has flourishes into butt. Matching forend is of field type. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7 lbs 4 oz. LOP: 14-3/8”. Full length American walnut case with brass trim is lined in puckered red velvet. PROVENANCE: Rod Fuller Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent, near new, appears unfired since proof, with only a few light handling marks. Mechanically crisp. Case is fine, exterior has numerous scratches, some heavy, and cracked at right rear corner. Interior cloth shows some compressions. 49114-50 MGM434 (5,500-8,500) – Lot 2039

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2040

*BROWNING SUPERPOSED WATERFOWL SERIES “PINTAIL” ENGRAVED BY C. THEUNENS WITH CASE.

SN 8H4PZ00050. Cal. 12 Ga 2-3/4” Chambers. 28” Bbls are marked for mod and full. Bbls have raised, matted, ventilated rib fitted with two white beads and are marked with Browning Morgan Utah and Montreal addresses, as well as “MADE IN BELGIUM” on left side, and with “BROWNING SUPERPOSED”, steel, chamber, and patent info on right. French gray, rounded, Browning OU action with gold-plated sgl selective trigger, is engraved with near full coverage large, open, shaded scroll surrounding vignettes of pintails, which are semi-relief gold inlaid and in various poses; they are flushing from marsh with cattails in background on left side of action, and flying over a woodland pond, on right. Bottom of action depicts two pintails flying, and has official name and Latin name gold inlaid in ribands with limited edition numbers “050 of 500” also gold inlaid. Portrait of pintail is on trigger guard bow. This engraving is very well done, and signed “C. Theunens” on right side at bottom rear. Oil finished, well marbled and lightly figured claro walnut long tang round knob buttstock measures 14-3/8” over checkered wood butt. Modified point pattern checkering wraps over top of grip, and has flourishes into butt. Matching forend is of field type. Drop at heel: 2-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-9/16″. Weight: 7 lbs 2 oz. LOP: 14-3/8″. Full length American walnut case with brass trim is lined in puckered red velvet. PROVENANCE: Rod Fuller Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent, appears essentially unfired since proof, with only a few light handling marks in wood and metal. Mechanically crisp. Case is very fine with a considerable number of scratches on exterior. Interior cloth shows some compressions. 49114-51 MGM436 (5,500-8,500) – Lot 2040

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2041

*BROWNING A-5 TWO MILLION COMMEMORATIVE LIGHT TWELVE WITH CASE.

SN 2,000,000-1,782. Cal. 12 ga 2-3/4” Chambers. 27-1/2” Bbl is choked modified. Bbl has narrow, raised, matted, ventilated rib fitted with one white bead and is marked with Browning St. Louis and Montreal addresses, as well as “MADE IN BELGIUM” on left side and with steel and chamber info on right. Blued action is engraved in typical Grade “1” style, and has “Light Twelve” on left side. Left side is flush gold inlaid with Browning portrait over his signature. Right side is gold inlaid “BrowninG” “2,000,000 – 1,782″. Gloss finished, feather crotch figured American walnut square knob buttstock measures 13-7/8” over FN Browning composition buttplate. Matching forend is of standard type. Drop at heel: 2-7/16″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 8 lbs 0 oz. LOP: 13-7/8”. Gun is housed in its special black Hartman type case with commemorative label on top. Interior is lined in gold fuzzy fleece, and contains commemorative booklet. PROVENANCE: Rod Fuller Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent, appears essentially unfired since proof, with only a few light handling marks in wood and metal. Mechanically crisp. Case has a number of dents and rubs. Interior is excellent. 49114-53 MGM438 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2041

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2042

*BROWNING CENTENNIAL CONTINENTAL RIFLE/ SHOTGUN SET ENGRAVED BY JOSE BAERTEN WITH CASE.

SN 1878C-308. Cal. 20 ga/ 30-06. 20 ga. with 26 1/2” bbls. 30-06 with 24″ bbls. Based on the continental over and under double rifle, this limited edition set was issued in 1978,and features coin finished action with scroll engraving outlining gold inlaid vignettes of game; a recumbent stag on left, and flushing quail on right side of action. Bottom of action pictures John M. Browning with dates 1878 & 1978 in scrolled bands. Engraving is signed “J. Baerten” on bottom rear of left side. Locking block is inscribed “Browning Centennial”. Oil finished, burl figured claro walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-1/8″ over Browning buttplate. Each bbl set has its own matching schnabeled forend. Rifle Bbls: Drop at heel: approx 2-3/8″, drop at comb: approx 1-5/8″. Weight with rifle bbls: 7 lbs 0 oz. LOP: 14-1/8″. Full length walnut case with brass hardware, is lined in puckered red velvet. PROVENANCE: Rod Fuller Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent, near new, with only a few light handling marks, mostly on right side of buttstock. Mechanically crisp. Case is excellent, with some light dents and scuffs. Interior cloth is slightly detached. 49114-47 MGM432 (6,500-9,500) – Lot 2042

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2043

*BROWNING CENTENNIAL CONTINENTAL RIFLE/ SHOTGUN SET WITH CASE.

SN 1878C-445. Cal. 20 ga/ 30-06. 20 ga. with 26 1/2” bbls. 30-06 with 24″ bbls. Based on the continental over and under double rifle, this limited edition set was issued in 1978, and features coin finished action with scroll engraving outlining gold inlaid vignettes of game; a recumbent stag on left and flushing quail on right side of action. Bottom of action pictures John M. Browning with dates 1878 & 1978 in scrolled bands. Engraving is unsigned. Locking block is inscribed “Browning Centennial”. Oil finished, nicely stump figured claro walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-1/8″ over Browning buttplate. Each bbl set has its own matching schnabeled forend. Rifle Bbls: Drop at heel: approx 2-3/8″, drop at comb: approx 1-5/8″. Weight with rifle bbls: 7 lbs 4 oz. LOP: 14-1/8″. Full length walnut case with brass hardware, is lined in puckered red velvet. PROVENANCE: Rod Fuller Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent, near new, with only a few light handling marks, mostly on left side of buttstock. Mechanically crisp. Case is excellent. 49114-49 MGM431 (6,500-9,500) – Lot 2043

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2044

*FN BROWNING .458 MAG. OLYMPIAN GRADE HIGH POWER LONG EXTRACTOR BIG GAME RIFLE ENGRAVED BY A. MARECHAL AND LOUIS ACAMPO.

SN 7P44224. Cal. .458 MAG 24″ Medium weight round bbl fitted with late flip-up rear sight is marked with Browning Arms Co on left, and with caliber, SN and “MADE IN BELGIUM” on right side. There are 2″ triangles of scrolled acanthus engraving at sides of breech end. Coin finished Mauser action with long extractor has gold-plated trigger. Action is engraved with well cut, shaded, acanthus scroll, as background to game scenes appropriate to caliber; a trumpeting elephant is on left side of receiver ring, and a trotting rhino is on right. Floorplate depicts a cape buffalo running through clearing with tree in background, and a portrait of a lion is on trigger guard bow. Elephant and rhino scenes are signed by A. Marechal, cape buffalo scene is signed “L. Acampo” whose initials “LA” are also at bottom of lion portrait. Lightly figured claro walnut rosewood capped pistol grip stock is fitted with Browning open-sided white line pad. Stock features Monte Carlo comb with swept right hand cheekpiece, two recoil bolts, and rosewood forend tip with white line spacer. Matching flared grip cap has inset gold diamond on bottom. Closely spaced checkering at grip and forend is flanked by relief carved scrolling acanthus with stipple shaded background. Sling studs are in forend and on toe line. Weight: 8 lbs. 4 oz. LOP: 13-5/8″. PROVENANCE: Rod Fuller Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent, near new, possibly unfired since proof. Sight elevation screw shows use. There are light operating marks on bolt. There are a few light handling marks on stock. Checkering and carving still light in color, slightly darkened on high points. A small area of finish has lifted near left rear of action tang, and there is also some lifting on right near trigger guard bow. Gold has light scratches. Mechanically crisp. There is no salt damage on metal and wood tests negative. 49114-59 MGM94 (7,500-12,500) – Lot 2044

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2045

*FN BROWNING HIGH POWER OLYMPIAN GRADE BIG GAME RIFLE ENGRAVED BY L. LAMBERT WITH CASE.

SN 0023L75. Cal. .375 H&H. 24″ Medium weight round bbl is marked with Browning Arms Co on left, and with caliber and “MADE IN BELGIUM” on right side. SN is on right rear bridge. There are 2″ triangles of scrolled acanthus engraving at sides of breech end. Coin finished Mauser action with short extractor has gold-plated trigger. Action is engraved with well cut, shaded, acanthus scroll, as background to game scenes appropriate to caliber; a moose is on left side of receiver ring, and a bugling elk is on right. Floorplate depicts a grizzly bear with mountain and cloud in background, and a portrait of a snarling mountain lion is on trigger guard bow. Bear is signed “L. Lambert” whose signature also appears under elk scene on receiver ring, where covered by wood. Mountain lion is unsigned. Moose scene is unsigned. Nicely crotch figured claro walnut gloss finished rosewood capped pistol grip stock is fitted with Browning open-sided white line pad. Stock features Monte Carlo comb with swept right hand cheekpiece, two recoil bolts, and rosewood forend tip with white line spacer. Matching flared grip cap has inset gold diamond on bottom. Closely spaced checkering at grip and forend is flanked by relief carved scrolling acanthus with stipple shaded background. Sling studs are in forend and on toe line. Weight: 8 lbs. 10 oz. LOP: 13-5/8″. Tan Browning full length case is lined in off-white faux fur, and contains the key. PROVENANCE: Rod Fuller Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent, near new, with little evidence of having been fired, retaining essentially all its finishes on wood and metal, with only the lightest of handling marks. Checkering and carving remain light in color. There are slight operating marks on bolt, and some discoloration to knob. Gold of trigger is lightly scratched. Bore is excellent. Mechanically crisp. Case is excellent. 49114-56 MGM101 (7,500-12,500) – Lot 2045

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2046

*FN BROWNING HIGH POWER OLYMPIAN GRADE LONG EXTRACTOR MEDIUM GAME RIFLE ENGRAVED BY BAERTEN, MARECHAL AND DEWIL.

SN 8P44535. Cal. .338 Win Mag. 24″ Medium weight round bbl is marked with Browning Arms Co on left, and with caliber, SN and “MADE IN BELGIUM” on right side. There are 2″ triangles of scrolled acanthus engraving at sides of breech end. Coin finished Mauser action with long extractor has gold-plated trigger. Action is engraved with well cut, shaded, acanthus scroll, as background to game scenes appropriate to caliber; a moose is on left side of receiver ring, and a bugling elk is on right. Floorplate depicts a standing grizzly bear with mountain in background, and a portrait of a snarling mountain lion is on trigger guard bow. Bear is signed “A. M” (Alfonse Marechal). Mountain lion has initials “RD” (Rene Dewil). Moose scene is unsigned. Elk scene is signed “J Baerten”, visible with action removed from wood. Lightly fiddle figured American walnut gloss finished rosewood capped pistol grip stock is fitted with Browning open-sided white line pad. Stock features Monte Carlo comb with swept right hand cheekpiece, two recoil bolts, and rosewood forend tip with white line spacer. Matching flared grip cap has inset gold diamond on bottom. Closely spaced checkering at grip and forend is flanked by relief carved scrolling acanthus with stipple shaded background. Sling studs are in forend and on toe line. Weight: 8 lbs. 10 oz. LOP: 13-5/8″. PROVENANCE: Rod Fuller Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent, near new, with little evidence of having been fired, retaining essentially all its finishes on wood and metal, with only the lightest of handling marks, and some light marks on receiver from scope base. Checkering remains light in color with just a hint of darkening on carving. There are slight operating marks on bolt. Gold of trigger is excellent. Bore is excellent. Mechanically crisp. There is no evidence of salt damage to any metal, and wood tests negative for salt. 49114-60 MGM98 (8,000-12,000) – Lot 2046

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2047

*FN BROWNING OLYMPIAN GRADE HIGH POWER BIG GAME RIFLE WITH LONG EXTRACTOR ENGRAVED BY VANDERSMISSEN AND DEWIL WITH CASE.

SN 1X7702. Cal. 300 H&H MAG 24″ Medium weight round bbl is marked with Browning Arms Co with Missouri and Montreal addresses on left, and with caliber, SN, and “MADE IN BELGIUM” on right side. A rear sight block with folding sight and streamlined ramp have been added. There are 2″ triangles of scrolled acanthus engraving at sides of breech end. Coin finished Mauser action with long extractor has gold-plated trigger. Action is engraved with well cut, shaded, acanthus scroll, as background to game scenes appropriate to caliber; a moose is on left side of receiver ring, and a bugling elk is on right. Floorplate depicts a grizzly bear with mountain and cloud in background, and a portrait of a snarling mountain lion is on trigger guard bow. Bear is signed “R. Dewil”. Elk scene on receiver ring, where covered by wood is signed “Vandersmissen G”. Mountain lion is unsigned. Moose scene is unsigned, but undoubtedly by Mr. Vandersmissen. Nicely flame figured claro walnut gloss finished rosewood capped pistol grip stock is fitted with Browning open-sided white line pad. Stock features Monte Carlo comb with swept right hand cheekpiece, single recoil bolt, and rosewood forend tip with white line spacer. Matching flared grip cap has inset gold diamond on bottom. Closely spaced checkering at grip and forend is flanked by relief carved scrolling acanthus with stipple shaded background. Sling studs are in forend and on toe line. Weight: 8 lbs. 12 oz. LOP: 13-7/8″. Tan Browning full length case is lined in off-white faux fur. PROVENANCE: Rod Fuller Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent, near new, with little evidence of having been fired, retaining essentially all its finishes on wood and metal, with some silvering at muzzle, and only the lightest of handling marks, most noticeably a rub at cheekpiece from contact with case. Checkering and carving remain light in color. There are slight operating marks on bolt. Gold of trigger is lightly scratched. Bore is excellent. Mechanically crisp. Plug screws are missing from top of action. Case is excellent. 49114-58 MGM102 (10,000-15,000) – Lot 2047

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2048

*FN BROWNING HIGH POWER OLYMPIAN GRADE BIG GAME RIFLE WITH LONG EXTRACTOR ENGRAVED BY DEWIL WITH CASE.

SN 5P32549. Cal. 7mm Rem Mag. 24″ Medium weight round bbl is marked with Browning Arms Co on left, and with caliber, SN, and “MADE IN BELGIUM” on right side. There are 2″ triangles of scrolled acanthus engraving at sides of breech end. Coin finished Mauser action with long extractor has gold-plated trigger. Action is engraved with well cut, shaded, acanthus scroll, as background to game scenes appropriate to caliber; a moose is on left side of receiver ring, and a bugling elk is on right. Floorplate depicts a grizzly bear with mountain in background, and a portrait of a snarling mountain lion is on trigger guard bow. Elk scene on receiver ring, where covered by wood is signed “R Dewil” (Rene Dewil) who undoubtedly engraved the remaining scenes which are unsigned. Nicely stump figured American walnut gloss finished rosewood capped pistol grip stock is fitted with Browning open-sided white line pad. Stock features Monte Carlo comb with swept right hand cheekpiece, double recoil bolts, and rosewood forend tip with white line spacer. Matching flared grip cap has inset gold diamond on bottom. Closely spaced checkering at grip and forend is flanked by relief carved scrolling acanthus with stipple shaded background. Sling studs are in forend and on toe line. Weight: 9 lbs. 1 oz. LOP: 13-1/2″. Tan Browning full length case is lined in off-white faux fur. PROVENANCE: Rod Fuller Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent, near new, with little evidence of having been fired, retaining essentially all its finishes on wood and metal, and only a few light handling marks. Checkering remains light in color, carving slightly darkened. There are slight operating marks on bolt. Gold of trigger is lightly scratched. Bore is excellent. Mechanically crisp. Case is excellent. A fine pre-salt Olympian with a super piece of American walnut. 49114-61 MGM103 (7,000-10,000) – Lot 2048

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2049

*EXCEPTIONAL .264 WIN MAG FN BROWNING HIGH POWER OLYMPIAN GRADE MEDIUM GAME RIFLE ENGRAVED BY BAERTEN, LEGIERS, AND R. GRECO WITH SPECTACULAR WOOD AND CASE.

SN 1X11531. Cal. .264 Win Mag. 22″ Lightweight round bbl is marked with Browning Arms Co with St. Louis and Montreal addresses on left, and with caliber, SN and “MADE IN BELGIUM” on right side. There are 2″ triangles of scrolled acanthus engraving at sides of breech end. Coin finished Mauser action has gold-plated trigger. Action is engraved with well cut, shaded, acanthus scroll, as background to game scenes appropriate to caliber; a bugling elk is on left side of receiver ring, and a running pronghorn is on right. Floorplate depicts a portrait of a mule deer buck peering through branches with large birch tree in background, and a portrait of an approaching grizzly bear is on trigger guard bow. Bugling elk is unsigned. Pronghorn is signed “Legiers” where covered by wood. Bear is signed with initials “RG” (Reno Greco). Mule deer is signed “J. Baerten”. Wonderful, flame figured and full length fiddle figured nicely banded claro walnut gloss finished rosewood capped pistol grip stock is fitted with composition Browning buttplate. Stock features Monte Carlo comb with swept right hand cheekpiece, single recoil bolt, and rosewood forend tip with white line spacer. Matching flared grip cap has inset gold diamond on bottom. Closely spaced checkering at grip and forend is flanked by relief carved scrolling acanthus with stipple shaded background. Sling studs are in forend and on toe line. Weight: 7 lbs. 9 oz. LOP: 13-3/4″. Tan vinyl Browning case is lined in faun faux fur, and contains a key. PROVENANCE: Rod Fuller Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent, near new, with little evidence of having been fired, retaining essentially all its finishes on wood and metal, with only the lightest of handling marks. Checkering and carving have lightly darkened. Gold is excellent with a few light marks. There are slight operating marks on bolt. Wood tests negative for salt. Bore is excellent. Mechanically crisp. Case is excellent on exterior, fur is excellent. Some of the brown canvas is detaching from lid. 49114-68 MGM111 (6,500-9,500) – Lot 2049

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2050

*FN BROWNING HIGH POWER OLYMPIAN GRADE MEDIUM GAME RIFLE ENGRAVED BY A. WATRIN AND G. VANDERSMISSEN WITH CASE.

SN 1X7749. Cal. .308. 22″ Featherweight round bbl is marked with Browning Arms Co with St. Louis and Montreal addresses on left, and with caliber, SN and “MADE IN BELGIUM” on right side. There are 2″ triangles of scrolled acanthus engraving at sides of breech end. Coin finished small ring Mauser action has gold-plated trigger. Action is engraved with well cut, shaded, acanthus scroll, as background to game scenes appropriate to caliber; a running pronghorn is on left side of receiver ring, and a grazing mule deer is on right. Floorplate depicts a mountain lion standing in tree, and a head of a mountain goat is on trigger guard bow. Both pronghorn and mule deer scenes are signed “A. Watrin”, and cougar scene is signed “Vandersmissen G”. The goat is unsigned. Nicely fiddle figured American walnut gloss finished rosewood capped pistol grip stock is fitted with composition Browning buttplate. Stock features Monte Carlo comb with swept right hand cheekpiece, single recoil bolt, and rosewood forend tip with white line spacer. Matching flared grip cap has inset gold diamond on bottom. Closely spaced checkering at grip and forend is flanked by relief carved scrolling acanthus with stipple shaded background. Sling studs are in forend and on toe line. Weight: 7 lbs. 2 oz. LOP: 13-5/8″. Tan vinyl Browning case is lined in off-white fuzzy cloth. PROVENANCE: Rod Fuller Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent, near new, retaining essentially all its finishes on wood and metal, with only the slightest light handling marks on wood. Checkering and carving somewhat darkened. Gold has some scratches. There are slight operating marks on bolt. Wood tests negative for salt. Bore is excellent. Mechanically crisp. Case is excellent. 49114-66 MGM114 (7,000-10,000) – Lot 2050

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2051

*OLYMPIAN GRADE FN BROWNING HIGH POWER MEDIUM GAME RIFLE ENGRAVED BY WATRIN, MARECHAL, AND DENISE RICHELLE WITH CASE.

SN 1X11625. Cal. 30-06. 22″ Lightweight round bbl is marked with Browning Arms Co with St. Louis and Montreal addresses on left, and with caliber, SN and “MADE IN BELGIUM” on right side. There are 2″ triangles of scrolled acanthus engraving at sides of breech end. Coin finished Mauser action has gold-plated trigger. Action is engraved with well cut, shaded, acanthus scroll, as background to game scenes appropriate to caliber; a bugling elk is on left side of receiver ring, and a running pronghorn is on right. Floorplate depicts a portrait of a mule deer buck peering through branches with large birch tree in background, and a portrait of an approaching grizzly bear is on trigger guard bow. Bugling elk is unsigned. Pronghorn is signed “Marechal”. Bear is signed with initials “DR” (Denise Richelle). Mule deer is signed “A. Watrin” (Andre Watrin, master engraver). Very fine flame figured and nicely banded claro walnut gloss finished rosewood capped pistol grip stock is fitted with horn Browning buttplate. Stock features Monte Carlo comb with swept right hand cheekpiece, single recoil bolt, and rosewood forend tip with white line spacer. Matching flared grip cap has inset gold diamond on bottom. Closely spaced checkering at grip and forend is flanked by relief carved scrolling acanthus with stipple shaded background. Sling studs are in forend and on toe line. Weight: 7 lbs. 11 oz. LOP: 13-5/8″. Tan vinyl Browning case is lined in off-white faun faux fur, and contains instruction booklet. PROVENANCE: Rod Fuller Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent, retaining nearly all its finishes on wood and metal, with a considerable number of light handling marks and scratches on wood, with some lifting of finish on lower left and bottom near floorplate. Checkering and carving have lightly darkened. Gold is somewhat flaked. Coin finish on floorplate has some light browning. There are slight operating marks on bolt. Wood tests negative for salt. Bore is excellent. Mechanically crisp. Case is excellent. 49114-57 MGM112 (6,000-9,000) – Lot 2051

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2052

*FN BROWNING HIGH POWER OLYMPIAN GRADE MEDIUM GAME RIFLE ENGRAVED BY RICHARD RISAK AND DENISE RICHELLE.

SN 4P28088. Cal. 30-06. 22″ Light weight round bbl is marked with Browning Arms Co on left, and with caliber, SN and “MADE IN BELGIUM” on right side. There are 2″ triangles of scrolled acanthus engraving at sides of breech end. Coin finished Mauser action has gold-plated trigger. Action is engraved with well cut, shaded, acanthus scroll, as background to game scenes appropriate to caliber; a bugling elk is on left side of receiver ring, and a running pronghorn is on right. Floorplate depicts a portrait of a mule deer buck peering through branches with large birch tree in background, and a portrait of an approaching grizzly bear is on trigger guard bow. Bugling elk and mule deer are unsigned. Pronghorn is signed “R. Risak”. Bear is signed with initials “DR” (Denise Richelle). Unusual burl figured claro walnut gloss finished rosewood capped pistol grip stock is fitted with composition Browning buttplate. Stock features Monte Carlo comb with swept right hand cheekpiece, single recoil bolt, and rosewood forend tip with white line spacer. Matching flared grip cap has inset gold diamond on bottom. Closely spaced checkering at grip and forend is flanked by relief carved scrolling acanthus with stipple shaded background. Sling studs are in forend and on toe line. Weight: 7 lbs. 8 oz. LOP: 13-5/8″. PROVENANCE: Rod Fuller Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent, near new, with little evidence of having been fired, retaining essentially all its finishes on wood and metal, with only the lightest of handling marks, some finish has lifted around carved panels of checkering, which is stained dark, but unworn. Gold is excellent with a few light marks. There are slight operating marks on bolt. Wood tests negative for salt. Bore is excellent. Mechanically crisp. 49114-64 MGM109 (6,000-9,000) – Lot 2052

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2053

*BROWNING OLYMPIAN GRADE ENGRAVED BY R. RISAK AND CHARLES LEGIERS.

SN 1X8648. Cal. 30-06. 22″ Medium weight tapered bbl has Browning Arms Co with St. Louis and Montreal addresses on left, and with caliber, SN, and “MADE IN BELGIUM” on right. There are 2-1/4″ triangles of acanthus scroll engraving at breech end. Coin finished action is engraved with more open shaded scroll, and has big game animals on receiver ring; bugling elk on left, and running pronghorn on right. Elk scene is unsigned. Antelope scene is signed “Legiers”. Bottom metal with hinged floorplate continues with the scrolled acanthus theme surrounding quartering portrait of mule deer peering through bracken and vines, with birch tree in background. A face-on grizzly bear is on trigger guard bow. Mule deer scene is signed “R. Risak”. Fine claro walnut stock has fiddle figure, and features rosewood forend tip with white line, and matching flared grip cap with inset gold diamond and has Browning composition buttplate. Checkering at grip and forend is flanked by relief carved acanthus scroll with broad stippled borders. Weight: 7 lbs. 10 oz. LOP: 13-5/8″. PROVENANCE: Rod Fuller Estate Collection. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine. Appears unfired since proof, with only a few light handling marks on stock, checkering and carving bright and undarkened. Gold has some marks. Mechanically crisp. Stock tests negative for salt. 49114-65 MGM107 (6,000-8,000) – Lot 2053

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2054

*BROWNING OLYMPIAN GRADE ENGRAVED BY ANGELO BEE, LOUIS ACAMPO, AND A. MARECHAL WITH SCOPE AND CASE.

SN 60329L70. Cal. 30-06. 22″ Medium weight tapered bbl has Browning Arms Co on left, and with caliber, SN, and “MADE IN BELGIUM” on right. SN also appears on right side of rear bridge. There are 2-1/4″ triangles of acanthus scroll engraving at breech end. Coin finished action is engraved with more open shaded scroll, and has big game animals on receiver ring; bugling elk on left, and running pronghorn on right, both signed “AB” under wood. Bottom metal with hinged floorplate continues with the scrolled acanthus theme surrounding quartering portrait of mule deer peering through bracken and vines, with birch tree in background. A face-on grizzly bear is on trigger guard bow. Mule deer scene is signed “A Marechal” and bear scene has initials “LA” (Louis Acampo). Exceptional feather crotch grain claro walnut stock measures 13-3/4″ over Browning composition buttplate. Stock features rosewood forend tip with white line, matching flared grip cap has inset gold diamond on bottom. Checkering at grip and forend is flanked by relief carved acanthus scroll with broad stippled borders. Weight with scope: 8 lbs. 14 oz. LOP: 13-3/4″. 2-1/2 – 8 X Browning wide field scope with duplex reticle is in Redfield type rings and single piece mount. Tan vinyl Browning case is lined in off white faux fur, and contains a key. PROVENANCE: Rod Fuller Estate Collection. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine. Appears unfired since proof, with only a few light handling marks on stock, checkering and carving undarkened. Gold has some rubs. Mechanically crisp. Scope is excellent, as is case. Stock tests negative for salt. 49114-67 MGM108 (5,500-7,500) – Lot 2054

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2055

*BROWNING OLYMPIAN GRADE .270 WINCHESTER ENGRAVED BY R. DEWIL AND L. LAMBERT WITH BOX.

SN 7P44016. Cal. .270 Win. 22″ Medium weight tapered bbl has caliber markings, SN, and “MADE IN BELGIUM” on right, and “BROWNING ARMS COMPANY” on left sides. There are 2-1/4″ triangles of acanthus scroll engraving at breech end. Coin finished action is engraved with more open shaded scroll, and has big game animals on receiver ring; bugling elk on left, and running pronghorn on right. Elk scene is signed “R. Dewil” (visible only with action removed from stock). Bottom metal with hinged floorplate continues with the scrolled acanthus theme surrounding quartering portrait of mule deer peering through bracken and vines, and with an approaching grizzly bear on trigger guard bow. Mule deer scene is signed by “L. Lambert”. Fine claro walnut stock has full length fiddle figure, and measures 13-5/8″ over Browning composition buttplate. Checkering at grip and forend is flanked by relief carved acanthus scroll with broad stippled borders. Weight: 7 lbs. 10 oz. LOP: 13-5/8″. Gold and shiny black box are for an Olympian, with same configuration, does not have matching number. PROVENANCE: Rod Fuller Estate Collection. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine. Appears unfired since proof, with only a few light handling marks on stock, checkering somewhat darkened from handling. Box is very fine with some light chipping. Label is very fine. 49114-73 MGM106 (5,500-8,500) – Lot 2055

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2056

*FN BROWNING HIGH POWER OLYMPIAN GRADE MEDIUM GAME RIFLE ENGRAVED BY G. CARGNEL, LOUIS ACAMPO, AND L. LAMBERT WITH BOX.

SN 7P43734. Cal. .270 Win. 22″ Light weight round bbl is marked with Browning Arms Co on left, and with caliber, SN, and “MADE IN BELGIUM” on right side. There are 2″ triangles of scrolled acanthus engraving at sides of breech end. Coin finished Mauser action with long extractor has gold-plated trigger. Action is engraved with well cut, shaded, acanthus scroll, as background to game scenes appropriate to caliber; a bugling elk is on left side of receiver ring, and a running pronghorn is on right. Floorplate depicts a mule deer buck with large birch tree in background, and a portrait of a grizzly bear is on trigger guard bow. Mule deer is signed “G. Cargnel. Bear is signed “LA” (Louis Acampo). Elk scene is signed below wood “L. Lambert”. Pronghorn is unsigned. Broad flame figured claro walnut gloss finished rosewood capped pistol grip stock is fitted with Browning composition buttplate. Stock features Monte Carlo comb with swept right hand cheekpiece, single recoil bolt, and rosewood forend tip with white line spacer. Matching flared grip cap has inset gold diamond on bottom. Closely spaced checkering at grip and forend is flanked by relief carved scrolling acanthus with stipple shaded background. Sling studs are in forend and on toe line. Weight: 7 lbs. 9 oz. LOP: 13-5/8″. Gold and shiny black box has orig shipping label. PROVENANCE: Rod Fuller Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent, near new, with little evidence of having been fired, retaining essentially all its finishes on wood and metal, with only the lightest of handling marks. Checkering remains light in color, carving slightly darkened. There are slight operating marks on bolt. Gold of trigger shows some flecking. Bore is excellent. Mechanically crisp. Stock tests negative for salt. Box is very fine with some light chips and rubs, some tape. Label is very fine to excellent. 49114-69 MGM105 (6,000-8,000) – Lot 2056

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2057

*FN MAUSER LIEGE WORKSHOP TRIBUTE TO THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF BELGIAN INDEPENDENCE.

SN 99. Cal. 7 x 64 mm. This finely crafted rifle, most likely unique, has 24″ lightweight sporter bbl fitted with stippled island base for one standing leaf express rear sight, and ramp base for silver bead front sight. Late style FN action with second cut through receiver pressure ring, has hinged bottom metal with release in trigger guard bow. Bbl and action have multi colored gold inlaid wording, heraldic devices, maps, and province shields relevant to Belgian history. Top of bbl is engraved “Ateliers Liegeois Artisans Reunis”. (ALAR which is engraved on right side of bbl and receiver ring in front of SN.) Inlaid gold script on bbl announces that this commemorates the Independence of Belgium. Belgian crest is at rear portion of bbl. Gold inlaid map of Belgium with city names is on receiver ring, along with “150″ within laurel leaves. Another raised gold inlaid crest is on bridge. “B” is between foliage on top of left sidewall. Side of sidewall is inlaid in white gold “1830 BELGIQUE 1980″. Floorplate has nine flush multi-colored gold inlays of province crests. Trigger guard bow lists Belgian kings and their reigns. It appears that all of this exceptionally well done engraving and inlay is by master engraver Jean H. Diet, whose signature appears on right side of receiver ring and rear portion of floorplate. Finely marbled and nicely figured French walnut stock measures 14-1/2″ over open sided FN pad, and features swept Monte Carlo shadow line cheekpiece, unusual shaped grooved top forend, and rosewood grip cap and forend tip. Checkering at grip and forend has beaded borders with relief acanthus carved ends. A man’s “head” in gold is on top of grip cap. Drop at heel: approx 2-5/8″, drop at comb: approx 2″. Weight: 7 lbs. 11 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. PROVENANCE: Rod Fuller Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent, essentially as new. Appears unfired since proof, with only a few minor handling marks on wood and metal. 49114-74 MGM120 (4,500-7,500) – Lot 2057

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2058

*FN MAUSER COMMEMORATING ONE THOUSAND YEAR FOUNDING OF LIEGE.

SN 53227. Cal. 7 X 64 mm. 26″ Lightweight tapered sporter bbl is fitted with island base mounting one standing, two folding leaf rear sight, and small ramp mounting silver bead front. Flush gold inlaid attribution is on top. Rear of bbl has silver and gold inlay of Tower of Liege between “L” and “G” (famous Liege proof mark). Receiver ring shows map of province with cities. “1000″ is gold inlaid within laurel leaves. Sidewall is inlaid “980 Liege 1980″. Bridge has multi colored gold inlay of the crest of the Prince of Liege. Further commemorative crests and shields are gold inlaid in exquisite detail on floorplate and trigger guard bow. This fine work is by noted master engraver Jean H. Diet, whose signature is at rear of floorplate. Beautifully stump figured French walnut stock measures 14-1/4″ over Browning open sided pad, and features swept Monte Carlo right hand cheekpiece, grooved top forend, rosewood grip cap and forend tip. There is basket weave checkering at grip and forend flanked by relief carved acanthus scroll. Drop at heel: approx 2-3/4″, drop at comb: approx 1-3/4″. Weight: 7 lbs. 11 oz. LOP: 14-1/4″. PROVENANCE: Rod Fuller Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent. Appears unfired since proof, with only a few minor handling marks on wood and metal. 49114-75 MGM119 (4,500-7,500) – Lot 2058

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2059

*LATE PRODUCTION .458 MAG. OLYMPIAN GRADE FN BROWNING HIGH POWER BIG GAME RIFLE ENGRAVED BY L. LAMBERT WITH ORIGINAL BOX.

SN 66810L75. Cal. .458 Win Mag. 24″ Medium weight round bbl fitted with late flip-up rear sight is marked with Browning Arms Co Utah and Montreal addresses, and “MADE IN BELGIUM” on left side, and with caliber and SN on right. There are 2″ triangles of scrolled acanthus engraving at sides of breech end. Coin finished Mauser action with short extractor has gold-plated trigger. Action is engraved with well cut, shaded, acanthus scroll, as background to game scenes appropriate to caliber; a trumpeting elephant is on left side of receiver ring, and a trotting rhino is on right. Floorplate depicts a cape buffalo running through clearing with tree in background, and a portrait of a lion is on trigger guard bow. Elephant and cape buffalo scenes are signed by “L. Lambert”, and initials “RD” (Rene Dewil) are at bottom of lion portrait. Broadly banded and fiddle figured claro walnut rosewood capped pistol grip stock is fitted with Browning open-sided white line pad. Stock features Monte Carlo comb with swept right hand cheekpiece, two recoil bolts, and rosewood forend tip with white line spacer. Matching flared grip cap has inset gold diamond on bottom. Closely spaced checkering at grip and forend is flanked by relief carved scrolling acanthus with stipple shaded background. Sling studs are in forend and on toe line. Weight: 8 lbs. 3 oz. LOP: 13-3/4″. Black and gold Browning box has correct end label. CONDITION: Excellent, near new, possibly unfired since proof, with only a few light handling marks on stock. Gold on trigger has light scratches. Checkering and carving still light in color. Mechanically crisp. Box with chips and rubs, areas of lightening have been darkened. Tape repair to label end, with tape on label, which is slightly tattered. 49033-7 MGM93 (7,000-10,000) – Lot 2059

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2060

*FN BROWNING OLYMPIAN GRADE HIGH POWER LONG EXTRACTOR MEDIUM GAME RIFLE ENGRAVED BY A. MARECHAL AND G. CARGNEL WITH SCOPE AND CASE.

SN 7P44300. Cal. .308 Norma Mag. 24″ Medium weight round bbl is marked with Browning Arms Co on left, and with caliber, SN and “MADE IN BELGIUM” on right side. There are 2″ triangles of scrolled acanthus engraving at sides of breech end. Coin finished Mauser action with long extractor has gold-plated trigger. Action is engraved with well cut, shaded, acanthus scroll, as background to game scenes appropriate to caliber; a moose is on left side of receiver ring, and a bugling elk is on right. Floorplate depicts a standing grizzly bear with mountain in background, and a portrait of a snarling mountain lion is on trigger guard bow. Bear is signed “A. Marechal”. Mountain lion and moose scenes are unsigned. Elk scene is signed by “G. Cargnel”. Exceptional feather crotch figured claro walnut gloss finished rosewood capped pistol grip stock is fitted with Browning open-sided white line pad. Stock features Monte Carlo comb with swept right hand cheekpiece, two recoil bolts, and rosewood forend tip with white line spacer. Matching flared grip cap has inset gold diamond on bottom. Closely spaced checkering at grip and forend is flanked by relief carved scrolling acanthus with stipple shaded background. Sling studs are in forend and on toe line. Rifle is mounted with Browning 2-1/2 X 8 X wide field scope with duplex reticle in Redfield type mounts. Weight with scope: 9 lbs. 14 oz. LOP: 13-5/8″. Tan vinyl Browning case is lined in beige faux fur and contains key and instruction booklet. CONDITION: Excellent, near new, with little evidence of having been fired, retaining essentially all its finishes on wood and metal, with only the lightest of handling marks. Checkering remains light in color with just a hint of darkening on carving. Gold is excellent with a few light marks. There are slight operating marks on bolt, knob has some light oxidation. Metal shows no evidence of salt damage. Wood tests negative for salt. Bore is excellent. Mechanically crisp. Scope is excellent with one or two minor marks in exterior lacquer. Optically clear. Case is excellent, with a few light rubs. 49033-6 MGM96 (7,500-12,000) – Lot 2060

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2061

*FN BROWNING OLYMPIAN GRADE HIGH POWER LONG EXTRACTOR MEDIUM GAME RIFLE ENGRAVED BY BAERTEN, MARECHAL AND DEWIL.

SN 6P36425. Cal. .300 Win Mag. 24″ Medium weight round bbl is marked with Browning Arms Co on left, and with caliber, SN and “MADE IN BELGIUM” on right side. There are 2″ triangles of scrolled acanthus engraving at sides of breech end. Coin finished Mauser action with long extractor has gold-plated trigger. Action is engraved with well cut, shaded, acanthus scroll, as background to game scenes appropriate to caliber; a moose is on left side of receiver ring, and a bugling elk is on right. Floorplate depicts a standing grizzly bear with mountain in background, and a portrait of a snarling mountain lion is on trigger guard bow. Bear is signed “A. Marechal”. Mountain lion has initials “RD” (Rene Dewil). Moose scene is signed “J. Baerten”. Elk scene is unsigned but undoubtedly also by Baerten. Fine stump figured American walnut gloss finished rosewood capped pistol grip stock is fitted with Browning open-sided white line pad. Stock features Monte Carlo comb with swept right hand cheekpiece, two recoil bolts, and rosewood forend tip with white line spacer. Matching flared grip cap has inset gold diamond on bottom. Closely spaced checkering at grip and forend is flanked by relief carved scrolling acanthus with stipple shaded background. Sling studs are in forend and on toe line. Weight: 8 lbs. 8 oz. LOP: 13-5/8″. CONDITION: Excellent, near new, with little evidence of having been fired, retaining essentially all its finishes on wood and metal, with only the lightest of handling marks. Checkering remains light in color with just a hint of darkening on carving. There are slight operating marks on bolt. Gold of trigger is somewhat flaked. Bore is excellent. Mechanically crisp. A superb American walnut stocked pre salt Browning. 49033-5 MGM97 (6,500-9,500) – Lot 2061

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2062

*FN BROWNING HIGH POWER OLYMPIAN GRADE LONG EXTRACTOR MEDIUM GAME RIFLE ENGRAVED BY VANDERSMISSEN AND DEWIL WITH SCOPE.

SN 7P43735. Cal. 7mm Rem. Mag. 24″ Medium weight round bbl is marked with Browning Arms Co on left, and with caliber, SN and “MADE IN BELGIUM” on right side. There are 2″ triangles of scrolled acanthus engraving at sides of breech end. Coin finished Mauser action with long extractor has gold-plated trigger. Action is engraved with well cut, shaded, acanthus scroll, as background to game scenes appropriate to caliber; a moose is on left side of receiver ring, and a bugling elk is on right. Floorplate depicts a buck mule deer with large birch tree in background, and a portrait of a snarling mountain lion is on trigger guard bow. Deer is signed “R. Dewil”. Mountain lion is unsigned. Elk scene is signed “Vandersmissen G”, visible with action removed. Moose scene is unsigned but also shows the fine hand of Mr. Vandersmissen. Lightly fiddle figured broad banded claro walnut gloss finished rosewood capped pistol grip stock is fitted with Browning open-sided white line pad. Stock features Monte Carlo comb with swept right hand cheekpiece, two recoil bolts, and rosewood forend tip with white line spacer. Matching flared grip cap has inset gold diamond on bottom engraved “RGH”. Closely spaced checkering at grip and forend is flanked by relief carved scrolling acanthus with stipple shaded background. Sling studs are in forend and on toe line. 2 X – 7X Browning scope with crosshair reticle is in Redfield type rings with one piece base. Weight with scope: 9 lbs. 14 oz. LOP: 13-5/8″. CONDITION: Excellent, near new, with little evidence of having been fired, retaining essentially all its finishes on wood and metal, with only the lightest of handling marks. Checkering remains light in color. There are slight operating marks on bolt. Gold of trigger is excellent. Bore is excellent. Mechanically crisp. There is no visible evidence of salt damage to any metal, upon disassembly, some spots of oxidation are noted on left side of action, however wood tests negative for salt. Scope is excellent with one or two light scratches in exterior. Optics clear. 49033-4 MGM99 (6,500-9,000) – Lot 2062

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2063

*BROWNING HIGH POWER OLYMPIAN GRADE MEDIUM GAME RIFLE ENGRAVED BY J.M. DEBRUS AND R. KOWALSKI WITH CASE.

SN 14941Z73. Cal. .243 Win. 24″ Heavy weight round bbl is marked with Browning Arms Company on left, and with caliber “MADE IN FINLAND” on right side. There are 2″ triangles of scrolled acanthus engraving at sides of breech end. Coin finished small ring Sako action with SN on right of rear bridge, has gold-plated trigger. Action is engraved with well cut, shaded, acanthus scroll, as background to game scenes appropriate to caliber; a running pronghorn is on right side of receiver ring, and a grazing mule deer is on left. Floorplate depicts a mountain lion standing in tree, and a head of a mountain goat is on trigger guard bow. Pronghorn is unsigned. The goat is signed “R. Kowalski”. Mule deer and cougar are signed “J. M. Debrus”. Burl figured broad banded claro walnut gloss finished rosewood capped pistol grip stock is fitted with composition Browning buttplate. Stock features Monte Carlo comb with swept right hand cheekpiece, single recoil bolt at rear, and rosewood forend tip with white line spacer. Matching flared grip cap has inset gold diamond on bottom. Closely spaced checkering at grip and forend is flanked by relief carved scrolling acanthus with stipple shaded background. Sling studs are in forend and on toe line. 3 X – 9 X Browning scope with crosshair reticle is in Buehler type rings. Weight with scope: 8 lbs. 14 oz. LOP: 13-5/8″. Tan vinyl Browning case is lined in faun faux fur, and contains key and instruction booklet. CONDITION: Excellent, essentially as new, retaining nearly all its finishes on wood and metal, with only the slightest light handling marks on wood. Checkering and carving slightly darkened. Gold is excellent with one or two very light marks. There are slight operating marks on bolt. Wood tests negative for salt. Bore is excellent. Mechanically crisp. Scope is excellent with one or two light marks. Clear optics. Case exterior has some long scratches. Interior is excellent, slightly soiled. 49033-2 MGM117 (7,000-10,000) – Lot 2063

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2064

*OLYMPIAN GRADE BROWNING HIGH POWER MEDIUM GAME RIFLE ENGRAVED BY ANGELO BEE AND R. KOWALSKI WITH ORIGINAL BOX AND BOOKLET INSCRIBED BY ANGELO BEE.

SN 13253Z69. Cal. .243 Win. 22″ Featherweight round bbl is marked with Browning Arms Company on left, and with caliber, SN, and “MADE IN BELGIUM” on right side. There are 2″ triangles of scrolled acanthus engraving at sides of breech end. Coin finished small ring Sako action with SN on right of rear bridge, has gold-plated trigger. Action is engraved with well cut, shaded, acanthus scroll, as background to game scenes appropriate to caliber; a running pronghorn is on left side of receiver ring, and a grazing mule deer is on right. Floorplate depicts a mountain lion standing in tree, and a head of a mountain goat is on trigger guard bow. Pronghorn and cougar are signed “A Bee”. The goat is signed with initials “RK” (Richard Kowalski). Mule deer is unsigned. Very fine flame figured American walnut gloss finished rosewood capped pistol grip stock is fitted with composition Browning buttplate. Stock features Monte Carlo comb with swept right hand cheekpiece, single recoil bolt at rear, and rosewood forend tip with white line spacer. Matching flared grip cap has inset gold diamond on bottom. Closely spaced checkering at grip and forend is flanked by relief carved scrolling acanthus with stipple shaded background. Sling studs are in forend and on toe line. Weight: 6 lbs. 14 oz. LOP: 13-1/2″. This fine rifle is accompanied by its orig gold and shiny black box with correct end label, which contains instruction booklet in envelope. Booklet is signed “I personally engraved this rifle at FN. Angelo Bee”. PROVENANCE: Instruction booklet signed by Angelo Bee. CONDITION: Excellent, essentially as new, retaining nearly all its finishes on wood and metal, with only the slightest light handling marks on wood. Checkering and carving slightly darkened. Gold has some very light scratches. There are slight operating marks on bolt. Wood tests negative for salt. Bore is excellent. Mechanically crisp. Box is excellent with some slight rubs and chips. Label has some tape and loss to right corner. Instruction booklet is excellent. 49033-1 MGM116 (7,000-9,000) – Lot 2064

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2065

*BROWNING BOLT RIFLE WITH SCOPE.

SN 8X45034. Cal. 7mm Remington mag. Appears to have originally been a Medallion grade. 24″ medium weight bbl and scroll engraved Model 98 type action. Plain bottom metal. Nicely figured claro walnut Monte Carlo pistol grip stock with rosewood cap and forend tip, features black solid pad, right hand cheekpiece, two recoil bolts, and skip line fancy border checkering at grip and forend. Rifle is mounted with Leupold Vari X II 2X7 scope in Redfield rings and mounts. CONDITION: Fine. All metal parts re-blacked in black chrome (?) or lacquer. Stock is excellent with a few light handling marks. Bore is excellent. Action is smooth. Scope is excellent, clear optics. 49608-11 MGM451 (500-800) – Lot 2065

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2066

*BROWNING GRADE V BAR MAGNUM SEMI-AUTOMATIC RIFLE ENGRAVED BY J. M. DEPREZ AND R. KOWALSKI WITH SCOPE AND CASE.

SN 73398M71. Cal. 7mm Remington Mag. This top of the Browning line big game rifle has 24″ round bbl marked with Browning Morgan Utah and Montreal addresses, and “MADE IN BELGIUM” on left, and with “BAR”, caliber, and “BROWNING PATENTS” on right. Large blue finished action with hinged magazine and gold plated trigger has sides engraved with exceptionally well cut semi-relief large open shaded scroll surrounding nicely detailed game scenes within gold inlaid line borders in similar style to Midas grade superposed guns. Subjects of the scenes are suitable quarry for rifle of this caliber, and major subjects are semi-relief gold inlaid; a bugling elk challenging another bull elk with a pair of cows is in open meadow on left side of action, with a similar scene of bull moose and cows in wetlands on right. The left scene is signed “R. Kowalski”, and the signature of “J. M. Deprez” is in engraving under left scene. Nicely flame figured claro walnut square knob pistol grip buttstock measures 13-7/8″ over solid black basket-weave Browning pad. Closely spaced checkering with acanthus carved borders is at grip. Matching large forend is held by combination sling stud and screw. Weight with scope: 9 lbs 7 oz. LOP: 13-7/8″. Browning 2X-7x scope with crosshair and post reticle is in Redfield type rings in one piece base. Brown vinyl Browning hard shell case is lined in off-white faux fur, includes instruction booklet, and case tags and key. CONDITION: Excellent, near new, showing little evidence of having been fired since proof, with only a few minor marks in wood and metal finishes. Carving slightly darkened. Gold of trigger is excellent. Scope is excellent with some light marks. Optics clear. Case is excellent, with some scuffs. These truly exceptional Browning rifles were only made for four years, 1971-1974. Production ceased because these rifles were very costly to produce. 49033-11 MGM148 (5,750-9,000) – Lot 2066

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2067

*BROWNING GRADE V BAR SEMI-AUTOMATIC RIFLE ENGRAVED BY L. BLEUS AND L. ERNST WITH SCOPE.

SN 73195M71. Cal. 30-06. This top of the Browning line big game rifle has 22″ round bbl marked with Browning Morgan Utah and Montreal addresses, and “MADE IN BELGIUM” on left, and with “BAR”, caliber, and “BROWNING PATENTS” on right. Blue finished action with hinged magazine and gold plated trigger has sides engraved with well cut semi-relief large open shaded scroll with beaded background surrounding nicely detailed game scenes within gold inlaid line borders in similar style to Midas grade superposed guns. Subjects of the scenes are suitable quarry for rifle of this caliber, and major subjects are semi-relief gold inlaid; a family of three pronghorn antelope race across open ground on left, with another family scene of mule deer buck, doe, and fawn walking onto meadowland on right. Both scenes are signed “L. Ernst”, and the signature of “L. Bleus” is in engraving under left scene. Nicely stump figured claro walnut square knob pistol grip buttstock measures 13-3/4″ over Browning buttplate. Closely spaced checkering with acanthus carved borders is at grip. Matching large forend is held by combination sling stud and screw. Weight with scope: 8 lbs 8 oz. LOP: 13-3/4″. Browning 2x – 7x scope with crosshair reticle is in Redfield type rings in one piece base. CONDITION: Excellent, near new, showing little evidence of having been fired since proof, with only a few minor marks in wood and metal finishes. Carving and checkering very slightly darkened. Gold of trigger is excellent. Scope has a number of scratches on turrets and a small dent on the left side of tube. Optics clear. These truly exceptional Browning rifles were only made for four years, 1971 – 1974. Production ceased because they were very costly to produce, with an estimated total of 500 made. 49033-10 MGM149 (5,500-9,000) – Lot 2067

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2068

*RARE .308 CALIBER BROWNING GRADE V BAR SEMI-AUTOMATIC RIFLE ENGRAVED BY LOUIS VRANCKEN AND A. CROUSSE.

SN 73346M71. Cal. .308 Winchester. This top of the Browning line big game rifle has 22″ round bbl marked with Browning Morgan Utah and Montreal addresses, and “MADE IN BELGIUM” on left, and with “BAR”, caliber, and “BROWNING PATENTS” on right, fitted with folding rear sight and front ramp with gold bead and front sight protector. Blue finished action with hinged magazine and gold plated trigger has sides engraved with well cut semi-relief large open shaded scroll with finely beaded background surrounding nicely detailed game scenes within gold inlaid line borders in similar style to Midas grade superposed guns. Subjects of the scenes are suitable quarry for rifle of this caliber, and major subjects are semi-relief gold inlaid; a family of three pronghorn antelope race across open ground on left, with another family scene of mule deer buck, doe, and fawn walking onto meadowland on right. Left scene is signed “Vrancken”, and signature of “A. Crousse” is in engraving under left scene. Fine burl figured claro walnut flat knob pistol grip buttstock measures 13-3/4″ over Browning buttplate. Closely spaced checkering with acanthus carved borders is at grip. Matching large forend is held by combination sling stud and screw. Drop at heel: approx 2-3/16″, drop at comb: approx 1-3/4″. Weight: 7 lbs 6 oz. LOP: 13-3/4″. CONDITION: Excellent, near new, showing little evidence of having been fired since proof, with only a few minor marks in wood and metal finishes. Carving and checkering very slightly darkened. Gold of trigger is excellent. These truly exceptional Browning rifles were only made for four years, 1971 – 1974. Production ceased because these rifles were very costly to produce, with estimated total of 500 made. 49033-9 MGM150 (6,000-10,000) – Lot 2068

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2069

*BROWNING BAR “NORTH AMERICAN DEER RIFLE” NUMBER 592 OF 600, ENGRAVED BY J. H. DIET WITH BOX AND DISPLAY CASE.

SN 437PY00592. Cal. 30-06. 22″ Round bbl marked with Browning Morgan Utah and Montreal addresses, and “MADE IN BELGIUM BY FABRIQUE NATIONALE HERSTAL” on left, and with “BAR”, caliber, and “BROWNING PATENTS” on right. Coin finished action with hinged magazine and gold plated trigger has sides engraved with well cut semi-relief large open shaded scroll with finely beaded background surrounding nicely detailed game scenes of deer in their normal habitats, along with semi-relief gold inlaid portraits of subject deer; mule deer on left and white tail deer on right. “ONE OF SIX HUNDRED” is in banner on left. “592 OF 600” is on right. Both scenes are signed “J. H. Diet”. Top of action is also scroll engraved and with “Mule Deer” on left and “White tail Deer” on right. Fine crotch figured claro walnut square knob pistol grip buttstock measures 13-3/4″ over Browning buttplate. Closely spaced checkering with beaded borders and relief carved acanthus at bottom is at grip. Matching large forend is held by combination sling stud and screw. Weight: 7 lbs 11 oz. LOP: 13-3/4″. Rifle is accompanied by its orig factory black and gold box, with correct end label, as well as factory supplied walnut display case lined in red velvet, containing key. CONDITION: Excellent, essentially as new, with only the faintest of handling marks in wood and metal finishes. Carving and checkering very slightly darkened. Gold of trigger is excellent. Box is excellent with some chipping and tape. Display case has some handling marks on exterior, interior with compressions from rifle. 49033-8 MGM151 (5,500-8,000) – Lot 2069

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2070

*BROWNING GRADE III SEMI-AUTOMATIC RIFLE ENGRAVED BY BAERTEN WITH CASE.

SN 2T24523. (1962) Cal. 22 LR. This fine early production little rifle with 19-1/2″ bbl fitted with folding sight, is marked with St. Louis and Montreal addresses, and “MADE IN BELGIUM” on top, and with caliber and “BROWNING PATENTS” on side. Mounting ring and catch are fire-blued. Coin finished action with gold plated trigger is engraved with near full coverage large, scrolling strapwork with acanthus highlights. This classic scroll frames well rendered semi-relief game scenes; setter flushing a trio of pheasants on left, with another setter flushing a trio of ducks on right, and with a portrait of either a spaniel or setter retrieving a duck on top of action. This fine engraving is by noted Browning engraver, Jose Baerten, whose signature is on bottom of pheasant scene. Exceptional close fiddle figured European walnut square knob buttstock has skip line point pattern checkering at grip. Forend matches well as to color, but is not fiddle figured. Drop at heel: approx 2-7/8″, drop at comb: approx 1-3/8″. Weight: 4 lbs 14 oz. LOP: 13-3/4″. Browning vinyl hard shell case is lined in off-white fleece, and includes instruction booklet and key. CONDITION: Excellent, near new, with a few light marks in wood, most notably a small fingernail size abrasion on top rear right side of buttstock. Markings have been highlighted in white. Gold of trigger is excellent with one or two exceptionally light scratches. Mechanically crisp. Case is very fine with scuffs, stitching frayed at corners. Interior cloth has some staining. 49033-12 MGM147 (3,500-5,500) – Lot 2070

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2071

*BROWNING GRADE I 22 AUTO UPGRADED TO MIDAS STYLE WITH NINE GOLD INLAYS.

SN 7T74907. Cal. 22 LR. Spectacular little Browning with 19″ rnd bbl, gold bead front sight and folding rear sight. Mounted with incredibly streaky, honey & chocolate Circassian walnut with skip-line checkered beavertail forearm & pistol grip stock that has serrated buttplate. Receiver is wonderfully engraved by “MERLIE” and is signed in the left vignette over “87”. Engraving consists of the large vignette of a setter on point with three pheasants in a field scene, all in gold and in great detail. Right vignette depicts a gold setter and three gold mallard ducks in a marsh scene in equal detail. Top of the receiver has a beautifully detailed bust of a spaniel holding a dead bird in its mouth. All the engraving is surrounded by extremely well-executed, intertwined foliate arabesque patterns with very fine shaded background. Matching engraving surrounds the top vignette and is also on the trigger bow with feather patterns on the bottom edges of receiver. Trigger is gold washed. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Overall retains 99%+ factory finish with bright blue and about all of gold wash on the trigger; gold animals, being the softest metal on the rifle, show no wear. Wood is sound with a couple of small scratches on the comb and retains virtually all of its orig glossy factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, probably unfired. 49169-1 JR441 (4,000-8,000) – Lot 2071

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2072

*WONDERFUL SET OF BROWNING HI-POWER 9 MM RENAISSANCE SEMI-AUTOMATIC PISTOLS. SERIAL NUMBERED CONSECUTIVELY.

SN 72C47541, 72C47542, 72C47543, 72C47544. All pistols show the same configuration which is Cal. 9 mm, 4-1/2″ bbls, satin nickel finish, fixed sights, gold triggers, simulated pearl grips, and factory scroll engraving with relief panels of dogs and birds on either side of slide. A vignette of a dog with a rabbit in his mouth is relief-engraved on top of each slide. Engraving is masterfully accomplished in the Browning style. Coverage is nearly total. According to our consignor, who ordered these pistols new and has never fired them, these are the only set of Renaissance type pistols engraved in a Browning Rifle Grade III pattern and all 4 are signed by the engraver, Dewil. CONDITION: All pistols are in nearly identical condition showing 99% plus of orig finish with only slight high point wear on left side takedown pin. Triggers all retain 99% gold finish. Grips are all fine with no chips or cracks. Very few slight handling marks. An opportunity to obtain a wonderful set of Belgian Browning Hi-Powers with consecutive serial numbers. 49029-21 TEP (20,000-30,000) – Lot 2072

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2073

*BRACE OF EXCEPTIONAL BROWNING SUPERPOSED EXHIBITION GRADE GUNS RELIEF ENGRAVED BY ANDRE WATRIN AND RELIEF GOLD INLAID BY LOUIS VRANCKEN.

SN 1046S2/ 1047S2. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4” Chambers. 32″ Bbls are marked for full and full. Bbls have wide “broadway”, ventilated ribs with two “certifiable pre-ban ivory” beads. They are gold inlaid with Browning St. Louis and Montreal addresses on left, and with chamber and “MADE IN BELGIUM” on right. Coin finished standard Browning OU actions with gold-plated sgl selective triggers, are engraved with full coverage truly exceptional deep relief carving of scrolled acanthus and flowers, as counterpoint to gold inlaid game birds. These exceptional pieces of artwork are engraved by renowned Browning engraver Andre Watrin, and these motifs were designed by him. His drawings are illustrated on p. 222 and 223 of THE BROWNING SUPERPOSED by Ned Schwing. Captions under the drawing photos state that Mr. Watrin was “co-chief engraver of the FN facilities, and is considered by many to have outstanding artistic ability.” The caption under the design for gun no. 1046S2 states “This Watrin sketch was executed on Nov. 16, 1962, and illustrates an almost perfect blending of scroll and birds in an imperceptible motion of swirls and flowers. This design is art in its purest form.” The designs on both of these guns are a tribute to Mr. Watrin’s mastery of art history and symmetry, as well as his exceptionally steady hand, and are truly incredible works of art. Gun no. 1047S2 portrays gold inlaid pigeons amongst scroll. Gun no. 1046S2 has gold inlaid pheasants in flight. Both guns are signed by “A. Watrin” on rear left side of action, who undoubtedly did the scroll, and by “L. Vrancken” on right who most likely was responsible for the gold inlay. Louis Vrancken’s gold inlaid birds are beyond reproach. Stocks of both guns are of exceptionally well matched finely flame figured American walnut, and are fitted with Browning open sided white line pads. Checkering of gun no. 1047S2 has floral carving, with line borders and 1046S2 has finely carved fleur-di-lis borders, and wraps over top of grip. Beavertail forends match well. Gun. 1046S2: Bore diameter: top -.722, bottom -.722. Bore restrictions: top: .036 (full), bottom: .036 (full). Drop at heel: 1-3/4″, drop at comb: 1-5/16″. Weight: 7 lbs 15 oz. LOP: 14-3/8″. Gun no. 1047S2: Bore diameter: top -.724, bottom -.724. Bore restrictions: top: .036 (full), bottom: .037 (full). Drop at heel: 1-11/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/4″. Weight: 8 lbs 2 oz. LOP: 14-3/8″. 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: Excellent, nearly as new, showing very little evidence of firing since proof, with only the slightest of handling marks on wood and metal. Checkering and carving of gun 1047S2 is somewhat darkened and front bead is missing. Gold of triggers on both guns is excellent. Both are mechanically crisp. An exquisite pair of Brownings. 49100-14 MGM250 IVORY (35,000-55,000) – Lot 2073

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2074

*WONDERFUL EXHIBITION GRADE 20 GAUGE BROWNING SUPERPOSED WITH THREE COLOR FLUSH GOLD INLAY BY ANDRE WATRIN AND RELIEF GOLD INLAY BY LOUIS VRANCKEN WITH BOX.

SN 55444V9. Cal. 20 ga. 3” Chambers. This exceptional Browning embellished by two of the best engravers in Belgium, has 26-3/8″ bbls, marked for IC and mod. Bbls are gold inlaid with Browning Arms St. Louis and Montreal addresses, and “MADE IN BELGIUM” on left, and steel, chamber, and patent info on right. Bbls have narrow, matted, ventilated rib with white front, and silver mid, beads. Blued standard Browning OU action with gold-plated sgl selective trigger, is masterfully flush inlaid with gold and yellow gold in sweeping open scroll surrounding hunting scenes in western U. S. background; semi-relief gold inlaid hunter shoots at departing covey of quail while his hunting dog breaks point at the flush on left side of action. A white gold boulder is in foreground. Right side portrays what is undoubtedly the same hunter and dog with flushing pheasant in flush gold inlaid brush land. Portrait of dog retrieving grouse is on bottom of action. Trigger guard has matching scroll. This unique inlay is signed by “A. Watrin” on left who is an acknowledged master of carefully conceived and executed flush gold inlay, and by “L. Vrancken” on right rear, who is known for his exceptionally well detailed relief gold work. Nicely stump figured claro walnut short tang round knob buttstock measures 14-3/8” over Browning open sided white line pad. Checkering has carved beaded borders and relief carved acanthus finials, and wraps over top of grip. Matching forend is of 1-pc field type. Bore diameter: top -.618, bottom -.618. Bore restrictions: top. .011 (mod), bottom: .005 (IC). Drop at heel: 2″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 6 lbs 4 oz. LOP: 14-3/8″. Black and gold Browning box has no end label, but does have small label inked in “Browning Exhibition” “3 color blue” “20 ga IC/M”. Box contains wrapping tissue and instruction manual. PROVENANCE: Copy of invoice for this particular gun showing that it was shipped to Laredo Texas dated Aug 26, 1970, at a cost of $3760.00, with a suggested retail of $4700.00. CONDITION: Excellent, essentially as new, appears unfired since proof, with only a few minor handling marks on wood and metal. Checkering remains bright and clean. Mechanically crisp. Box has some light chips. 49498-1 MGM251 (30,000-40,000) – Lot 2074

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2075

*FINELY ENGRAVED FN BROWNING SIDEPLATED SUPERPOSED THREE BARREL SMALL GAUGE SET WITH CASE.

SN 53912V9. Cal. 20 ga/ 28 ga/ .410. This nicely appointed gun has three bbl sets, all of which are 30″ with narrow ventilated ribs, and are engraved “FABRIQUE NATIONALE HERSTAL” on top lefts, and with calibers on top rights. Each set has its own 3-pc forend with removable bottom section. 20 ga. bbl set is marked for IC and Mod; 28 ga and .410 bbl sets are not marked for choke. Coin finished superposed action has been nicely filed with flutes extending from top of fence into bbl bolsters, and continuing around bottom of action forming beads. False sideplates have been fitted. Action is engraved with 60 – 70% coverage small scroll, as background to large sprays of exceptionally well cut and shaded acanthus with floral highlights. A well rendered flying woodcock weaves through branches on bottom. Sideplates with matching scroll and acanthus have very fine Bulino game scenes with a pair of pheasant flying over barbed wire fence into open field on left plate, and a covey of chukar partridge flush from brush lands on right. Engravers signature “A. Gabriel” is on trigger plate. Exhibition quality, beautifully marbled and fiddle figured European walnut swan-necked buttstock measures 15″ over checkered wood butt. Fluted drop points are behind lockplates, and grip is nicely checkered in point pattern with closely spaced diamonds. Matching 3-pc forends with removable bottoms have schnabeled tips in superlight style. 20 ga BBLS: Bore diameter: top -.622, bottom -.623. Bore restrictions: top -.017 (mod), bottom -.016 (mod). Drop at heel: 1-7/8″, drop at comb: 1-5/16″. Weight: 6 lbs 15 oz. LOP: 15″. 28 ga. BBLS: Bore diameter: top -.550, bottom -.555. Bore restrictions: top -.025 (full), bottom -.030 (full). Drop at heel: 2″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 6 lbs 15 oz. LOP: 15″. .410 BBLS: Bore diameter at muzzles: top -.390, bottom -.387. Drop at heel: 2-1/16″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 7 lbs 4 oz. LOP: 15″. Good quality leather case with stitched leather corners is lined in burgundy cloth and has space for action and all three sets of bbls. CONDITION: Essentially, as new, retaining all of its best quality finishes on wood and metal, with only one or two of the lightest of handling and assembly marks. Mechanically crisp. Case has some scuffs in leather. Straps and handle are excellent. Interior cloth has minor compressions. 49574-3 MGM352 (23,000-33,000) – Lot 2075

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2076

*EXCEPTIONALLY FINE BROWNING EXHIBITION GRADE TRAP SUPERPOSED WITH THREE COLOR FLUSH AND RELIEF GOLD INLAY BY ANDRE WATRIN AND LOUIS VRANCKEN.

SN 1044S2. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4” Chambers. This very fine Browning is embellished by FN’s two top engravers. It has 32″ bbls, marked for full and full, are gold inlaid with “BROWNING ARMS COMPANY ST LOUIS Mo. & MONTREAL P.Q.” on left, and right with “MADE IN BELGIUM” and chamber info. Bbls are fitted with “broadway” trap ventilated rib with two “certifiable pre-ban ivory” beads. Blued standard Browning OU action with gold-plated sgl selective trigger, is masterfully relief gold inlaid with two color attenuated scroll morphing into stylized griffins on sides and bottom of action. There is flush inlaid gold banding at edges. This unique treatment surrounds relief gold inlaid birds with flush gold inlaid backgrounds in three colors; each side depicts a pair of relief male black grouse in combat with background of foliage and mountains in flush inlaid yellow gold, offset by flush inlaid white gold birch trees, all to very fine effect. Bottom of action depicts an auerhahn displaying on a branch in relief, with flush gold rising sun in background. Portrait of black grouse is on trigger guard bow. Engravers signatures, “A Watrin” is on bottom rear of left side of action, and “L. Vrancken” is at bottom rear of left game scene. Nicely feather crotch figured claro walnut long tang flat knob buttstock measures 14-3/8” over Browning open sided white line pad. Checkering at grip is flanked by relief carving which continues the griffin theme, with head and tongue of griffin running up along side bottom tang, and wings around top. Flat of knob is relief carved with smaller scroll and griffin heads. More of this fine carving is on matching straight beavertail type forend. Bore diameter: top -.723, bottom -.724. Bore restrictions: top. .037 (full), bottom: .038 (full). Drop at heel: 1-5/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/4″. Weight: 7 lbs 15 oz. LOP: 14-3/8″. 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: Excellent, essentially as new, appears unfired since proof, with only the slightest of light assembly and handling marks in wood and metal. Checkering has a hint of darkening. Mechanically excellent. A truly exceptional work of art. 49100-15 MGM253 IVORY (20,000-30,000) – Lot 2076

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2077

*VERY FINE BROWNING EXHIBITION GRADE TRAP SUPERPOSED WITH TWO COLOR FLUSH AND RELIEF GOLD INLAY BY G. VANDERSMISSEN.

SN 71196S7. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4” Chambers. This very fine Browning is embellished by one of Belgium’s best engravers. It has 32″ bbls, marked for Imod and full, which are gold inlaid with “Browning Arms Co” on left, and “12 GA – SHELLS 2-3/4″ – MADE IN BELGIUM – BROWNING PATENT” on right. Bbls have “broadway” trap, ventilated rib with white synthetic Bradley front sight, and “certifiable pre-ban ivory” mid bead. Blued standard Browning OU action with gold-plated sgl selective trigger, is masterfully flush inlaid with gold and yellow gold scrolled ribbons outlining unusual gold inlaid portraits of retriever retrieving game, superimposed on flush inlaid gold line shield devices; gold dog retrieves a yellow gold pheasant on left, and another with duck on right. Bottom of action portrays a relief gold duck flying over flush yellow gold mountains in gold line arched background. More two color gold ribbons are on trigger guard bow. This unique inlay is signed “Vandersmissen G” on bottom rear portions of both sides. Nicely flame figured claro walnut short tang flat knob buttstock measures 14-3/8” over Browning open sided white line pad. Checkering has relief carved acanthus finials and wraps over top of grip. Matching forend is of 1-pc flared beavertail type. Bore diameter: top -.724, bottom -.725. Bore restrictions: top: .036 (full), bottom: .022 (mod). Drop at heel: 1-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 8 lbs 9 oz. LOP: 14-3/8″. 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: Excellent, showing limited use, with some sharp edge wear on blued parts, and a few light handling marks on gloss finish of wood, checkering slightly darkened. Mechanically excellent. 49100-16 MGM252 IVORY (20,000-30,000) – Lot 2077

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2078

*20 GAUGE BROWNING SIDEPLATED SUPERPOSED P 4 LIGHTNING WITH GOLD INLAY ENGRAVED BY JEAN H. DIET, ANGELO BEE, AND L. ERNST WITH CASE.

SN P33RR1394. Cal. 20 ga. 3” Chambers. 28″ Bbls are marked for mod and full. Bbls have narrow, ventilated rib and sgl silver bead. They are marked with Browning Morgan Utah and Montreal addresses, and “MADE IN BELGIUM” on left, and “BROWNING SUPERPOSED”, steel and chamber info on right. Coin finished, nicely filed, Browning OU action with ornamental sideplates, has gold-plated sgl selective trigger. Action and lockplates are engraved with near full coverage of well cut, large, open, shaded scroll with acanthus highlights surrounding well detailed scenes of game birds with subjects relief gold inlaid. These scenes are similar to those found on earlier Diana grades with five pheasant on left, and four ducks in marsh on right. A quail flies across bottom of action. Trigger guard has matching scroll and gold inlaid head of a bird dog. Both side scenes are signed “L. Ernst” and “A Bee”. “Jean H. Diet” who most likely did the fine scroll, signed the action on lower left side. Exceptional burl figured European walnut long tang flat knob buttstock measures 14-1/4” over composition Browning buttplate. Midas style modified point pattern checkering wraps over top of grip and has flourishes into butt. Matching forend is of 1-pc field type. Bore diameter: top -.622, bottom -.620. Bore restrictions: top: .025 (full), bottom: .011 (lt mod). Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 6 lbs 3 oz. LOP: 14-1/4″. Tan vinyl Browning Hartman case is lined in off white faux fur with a key inside. PROVENANCE: The Collection of Robert Burg. CONDITION: Excellent, essentially as new, appears unfired since proof with only a few light handling marks on wood and metal. Gold of trigger is excellent. Mechanically crisp. Case is excellent, with slightly soiled interior. Browning factory records indicate that 207 “Presentation series” guns were made in this type, only 23 in 4 grade. 49100-2 MGM244 (15,000-25,000) – Lot 2078

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2079

*20 GAUGE BROWNING MIDAS GRADE ENGRAVED BY L. CORTIS AND M. BEUNET WITH ORIGINAL BOX.

SN 63159V70. Cal. 20 ga. 3” Chambers. 26-3/8” Bbls are marked for IC and Mod. Bbls have narrow, raised, matted, ventilated rib and aluminum bead and are marked with Browning Morgan Utah and Montreal addresses, and “MADE IN BELGIUM” on left, and “BROWNING SUPERPOSED”, steel, chamber and patent info on right. There are 2” triangles of well-cut relief open shaded scroll at breech ends. Blued standard Browning OU action with gold-plated sgl selective trigger, is engraved in typical Midas style, as designed by Louis Vrancken, consisting of near full coverage of large open shaded scroll with acanthus highlights surrounding game scenes with semi-relief gold inlaid subjects. These scenes are within gold inlaid ovoid borders with flourishes at bottom. Three pheasant fly into open meadow on left side of action, and a trio of ducks take wing from marsh on right. A quail flies across bottom of action. Trigger guard, with matching scroll, has vacant shield on bow. Engravers name “Beunet” is signed on bottom left. Bottom right is signed “L. Cortis”. Fine feather crotch figured claro walnut long tang flat knob buttstock measures 14-3/8” over Browning composition buttplate. Modified point pattern checkering extends over grip and has flourishes into butt. Matching forend is of 1-pc field type. Bore diameter: top -.618, bottom -.618. Bore restrictions: top -.011 (lt mod), bottom -.004 (IC). Drop at heel: 2″, drop at comb: 1-5/16″. Weight: 6 lbs 3 oz. LOP: 14-3/8″. Black and gold box has correct end label for this particular gun. CONDITION: Excellent, essentially as new, appears unfired since proof, with only a few light handling marks on wood and metal. Gold is excellent, but with slight lifting on finger blade. Mechanically crisp. Box is fine with chipping on edges. Label is excellent, foxed. 49033-19 MGM230 (11,000-13,000) – Lot 2079

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2080

*20 GAUGE BROWNING SUPERPOSED MIDAS GRADE ENGRAVED BY RENE COENEN WITH CASE.

SN 54897V9. Cal. 20 ga. 3” Chambers. 28″ Bbls are marked for IC and mod, but are fitted with interchangeable choke tubes. Bbls have narrow, raised, matted, ventilated rib with dual white beads. They are marked with Browning St. Louis and Montreal addresses, and “MADE IN BELGIUM” on left, and steel, chamber and patent info on right. There are 2” triangles of well-cut relief open shaded scroll at breech ends. Blued standard Browning OU action with gold-plated sgl selective trigger, is engraved in typical Midas style, as designed by Louis Vrancken, consisting of near full coverage of large open shaded scroll with acanthus highlights surrounding game scenes with semi-relief gold inlaid subjects. These scenes are within gold inlaid ovoid borders with flourishes at bottom. Three pheasant fly into open meadow on left side of action, and a trio of ducks take wing from marsh on right. A quail flies across bottom of action. Trigger guard, with matching scroll, has vacant shield on bow. Both sides of action are marked with engravers signature “Coenen”. Striking flame figured American walnut short tang round knob buttstock measures 14” over Browning open sided white line pad. Modified point pattern checkering extends over grip and has flourishes into butt. Matching forend is of 1-pc field type. Bore diameter: top -.619, bottom -.618. Bore restrictions: Screw chokes. Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 6 lbs 8 oz. LOP: 14″. Tan vinyl Browning case is lined in off white faux fur. PROVENANCE: The Collection of Robert Burg. CONDITION: Excellent, retaining nearly all factory quality finishes on wood and metal, with only a few minor handling marks. Gold has some light marks on left side of trigger from contact with trigger plate. Mechanically crisp. Case is excellent, with slightly soiled interior. 49100-3 MGM232 (9,000-13,000) – Lot 2080

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2081

*EARLY BROWNING MIDAS HEAVY GAME GUN ENGRAVED AND GOLD INLAID BY L. VRANCKEN.

SN 82372. Cal. 12 Ga. 2-3/4” Chambers. 30” Bbls are marked for Imod and full. Bbls have raised, matted, ventilated rib fitted with Bradley composition front bead and “certifiable pre-ban ivory” mid-bead and are marked with “BROWNING ARMS COMPANY” with St. Louis and Montreal addresses, and steel and chamber info on left. Patent info and “MADE IN BELGIUM” are on right. There are 2” triangles of well-cut relief open shaded scroll at breech ends. Blued standard Browning OU action with gold-plated sgl selective trigger, is engraved in typical Midas style, as designed by Louis Vrancken, and in this case game scenes and engraving are by Vrancken. This design consists of near full coverage of large open shaded scroll with acanthus highlights surrounding game scenes with semi-relief gold inlaid subjects. These scenes are inside gold inlaid ovoid borders with flourishes at bottom. Three pheasant fly into open meadow on left side of action, and a trio of ducks take wing from marsh on right. A quail flies across bottom of action. Trigger guard, with matching scroll, has vacant shield on bow. This fine engraving is signed by L. Vrancken, at bottom rear of both sides of action and at bottom rear of both game scenes. Nicely crotch figured American walnut long tang flat knob buttstock measures 14-3/8” over leather faced open sided Browning white line pad. Modified point pattern checkering wraps over top of grip. A deeply embossed silver grip cap with initial “G” has been fitted. A gold oval on toe line has had engraving erased. Matching forend is of beavertail type. Bore diameter: top -.723, bottom -.723. Bore restrictions: top -.036 (full), bottom -.025 (mod). Drop at heel: 1-7/8″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 7 lbs 13 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 limited field use, with high edge wear on all blued parts, slight silvering on trigger guard and thumbpiece. Stocks retain over 90% orig finish with some areas worn through and oil darkened. Gold of trigger has considerably silvered on finger blade. Bores are excellent. Mechanically crisp. One of the first Vrancken designed Midas grade Brownings, this gun was made in 1960. 49432-9 MGM360 IVORY (6,500-10,000) – Lot 2081

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2082

*BROWNING MIDAS BROADWAY TRAP ENGRAVED BY LODEWYC AND WITH EXCEPTIONAL GOLD INLAY BY L. VRANCKEN WITH CASE.

SN 4535S2. Cal. 12 Ga. 2-3/4” Chambers. 32” Bbls are marked for mod and full. Bbls have raised, matted, ventilated broadway rib fitted with gold front, and white mid, beads, and are marked with “BROWNING ARMS COMPANY” on left, with chamber, patent info, and “MADE IN BELGIUM” on right. There are 2” triangles of well-cut, relief, open, shaded scroll at breech ends. Blued standard Browning OU action with gold-plated sgl selective trigger, is engraved in typical Midas style, as designed by Louis Vrancken, and in this case game scenes are engraved by Vrancken. This design consists of near full coverage of large open shaded scroll with acanthus highlights surrounding game scenes with semi-relief gold inlaid subjects. These scenes are inside gold inlaid ovoid borders with flourishes at bottom. Three pheasant fly into open meadow on left side of action, and a trio of ducks take wing from marsh on right. A bird flies across bottom of action. Trigger guard, with matching scroll, has vacant shield on bow. This fine engraving has initials “JL”, (most likely Jacquez Lodewyc) at bottom rear of both sides of action. L. Vrancken’s signature is at bottom rear of pheasant scene. Well marbled, stump figured European walnut long tang flat knob buttstock measures 14-3/8” over open sided Browning white line pad. Modified point pattern checkering wraps over top of grip, and has flourishes into butt. Matching forend is of beavertail type. Bore diameter: top -.724, bottom -.723. Bore restrictions: top -.038 (full), bottom -.020 (mod). Drop at heel: 1-5/8″, drop at comb: 1-5/16″. Weight: 8 lbs 0 oz. LOP: 14-3/8″. Tan vinyl Browning case is lined in fuzzy fur and contains small Browning catalog. CONDITION: Excellent, near new, with a hint of sharp edge wear along rib, and a few light marks in glossy stock finish which is lightly crazed. There is slight evidence of having been fired. Gold of trigger is excellent. Mechanically crisp. Case is excellent. A very fine 1962 vintage Browning with beautifully detailed game scenes by Browning’s top engraver. 49628-2 MGM359 (6,000-8,000) – Lot 2082

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2083

*BROWNING DIANA SKEET GUN.

SN 4777V8. Cal. 20 Ga. 28″ bbls with ventilated rib. 2-3/4″ chambers. Synthetic ivory front and “certifiable pre-ban ivory” middle bead, single selective trigger, auto ejectors and non automatic safety. Skeet style forend. Receiver engraved in traditional Diana pattern double signed by “A MARECHAL” on left, once on right. LOP 14-3/8″ over Browning pad. FKST stock configuration. Nicely figured buttstock showing a few minor bumps from hunting over the years. Weighs 6 lbs 8 oz. 1968 vintage. Top: choke SKEET. Bottom: choke SKEET. PROVENANCE: William Henkel 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: Good. Forend salt wood with some discoloration and shrinkage which has caused some corrosion to forend metal and front of frame. Overall gun shows some light hunting wear. Mechanics fine. 49394-2 JSL8 IVORY (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2083

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2084

*RARE 28 GAUGE BROWNING POINTER GRADE SUPERPOSED ENGRAVED BY VRANCKEN WITH CASE.

SN 0F261. Cal. 28 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 28″ Bbls marked for skeet and skeet, with matted, ventilated rib have Browning St. Louis and Montreal addresses on left, and patent information and “MADE IN BELGIUM” on right. Coin finished action is engraved in usual “Pointer” style, with background of well cut scroll surrounding oval vignettes of dogs and game; pointer retrieving a duck is on left, and another pointer retrieving a pheasant, is on right. Two indeterminate gallinaceous fowl are on bottom; and a flushing pheasant is on trigger guard bow. Long time master engravers signature, L. Vrancken, is on bottom of both side scenes. Exceptionally fine crotch figured American walnut long tang, round knob buttstock measures 14-1/4″ over Browning horn buttplate, and features point pattern checkering with line borders at grip. Forend matches well. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-9/16″. Weight: 6 lbs. 12 oz. LOP 14-1/4″. Tan vinyl Browning case is lined in faux fur and contains instruction booklet and key. CONDITION: Excellent, essentially as new, appears unfired since proof, with only a few of the faintest of handling and assembly marks on wood and metal. Gold of trigger is excellent. Mechanically crisp. Case is excellent with a few light scuffs. Interior is excellent, very lightly soiled from bbls. An exceptional first year of production 28 ga. Browning superposed. 49033-16 MGM171 (13,500-18,500) – Lot 2084

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2085

*FINE BROWNING POINTER GRADE 2 BARREL 2 GAUGE SET WITH CASE.

SN 29186S4. Cal. 12 ga and 20 ga. 26-1/2″ bbls, matted ventilated rib, 20 ga with dual “certifiable pre-ban ivory” sighting beads, 12 ga with sgl ivory sighting bead. 20 ga with 3″ chambers, IMP.Cyl/MOD chokes. 12 ga with 2-3/4″ chambers, SKEET/SKEET choke, both with ejectors and sgl selective trigger. 12 ga bbls are marked on left side “Browning Arms Company St. Louis Mo. & Montreal P.Q. / Made in Belgium” and on right “Special Steel – 12 ga – shells 2-3/4″ / Patent No 2203378-223386”. 20 ga bbls are similarly marked on left and right side “Special Steel – 20 ga – shells 2-3/4″ and 3″ / Patents No 2203378-223386”. The pointer grade receiver is engraved with a dog holding a duck in a marsh scene on left side, 2 grouse on bottom and pointer with pheasant in mouth in wooded scene on right with balance of engraving a fine foliate arabesque scroll. Trigger guard is also engraved with rooster pheasant in flight and nested pheasant below in meadow scene. Both sides of receiver are signed “A. Marechal”. Mounted with nicely figured walnut with round knob checkered pistol grip with long tang, Browning hard rubber buttplate and checkered field style forend. 20 ga bbls: Bore diameter: top – .620, bottom – .623. Bore restrictions: top – .010, bottom – .006. Wall thickness: top – .043, bottom – .045. Drop at heel: 2-5/16, drop at comb: 1-1/2. Weight: 7 lbs. 8 oz. LOP 14-1/4. 12 ga bbls – Bore diameter: top – .727, bottom – .726. Bore restrictions: top – .006, bottom – .006. Wall thickness: top – .035, bottom – .035. Drop at heel: 2-3/8, drop at comb: 1-1/2. Weight: 7 lbs. 6 oz. LOP 14-1/4. Accompanied with Browning Hartmann luggage case. 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, both sets of bbls retain 98-99% orig blue with some tiny light scratches and faint rub marks from forend. Gray receiver is clean and sharp and retains most of its orig lacquer finish. Stock is sound with only a few minor handling marks and retains most of its Browning finish. Forends are sound with minor handling marks and retain nearly all of their Browning finish. Mechanics are crisp with non-automatic safety, strong ejectors, with nice shiny bores in both bbl sets. Hartmann case is in fine condition with some minor scuffing and light oil staining to interior. 49450-7 BDT33 IVORY (12,500-15,000) – Lot 2085

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2086

*SCARCE AND DESIRABLE .410 BROWNING PIGEON GRADE SUPERLIGHT SUPERPOSED WITH ORIGINAL BOX.

SN 204J75. Cal. .410. 3″ Chambers. 26-3/8″ Bbls with narrow, ventilated rib are marked for mod and full chokes. Browning Arms Co. Morgan Utah and Montreal addresses, along with “MADE IN BELGIUM” are on left side of top bbl, and “BROWNING SUPERPOSED” along with steel and gauge information are on right. Special “Superlight” action with rounded bottom is engraved in typical “Pigeon” style with pairs of pigeons flying through a field of large simple scroll on each side. Bottom of action is engraved with more scroll and a large central floral bouquet. Fences are well carved with oak leaf and acorn motif. Trigger guard is also scroll engraved on bow, and has number “294” at grip. Nicely crotch figured American walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-3/8″ over composition Browning buttplate. Standard point pattern checkering is at grip. One piece “Superlight” style schnabeled forend matches well. Bore diameter at muzzles: top -.380, bottom -.394. Drop at heel: 2-3/16″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 6 lbs 8 oz. LOP: 14-3/8″. Black and gold Browning box has correct end label serial numbered to this gun. CONDITION: Essentially, as new, with only faint handling marks on wood, and a few assembly marks from contact with forend, on bottom bbl. Box is very fine with some chipping, tearing, and tape on corners. Label is lightly browned, and has some tape. A truly exceptional small bore Browning. 49618-1 MGM355 (11,500-15,500) – Lot 2086

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2087

*BROWNING PIGEON GRADE SUPERPOSED SMALL GAUGE SKEET SET WITH CASE.

SN 42521V6. Cal. 20 ga./28 ga./ .410. All three bbl sets have 26-3/8″ bbls marked for skeet and skeet, and have matted, ventilated ribs. They are marked with Browning St. Louis and Montreal addresses, except .410 is marked “BROWNING ARMS COMPANY”, on left sides. Right sides have chamber and patent info. Coin finished action is engraved in usual “Pigeon” style, with pairs of pigeons flying through light scroll background on sides, with rose bouquets on bottom. Top of action is relief engraved with well cut oak leaves and acorns. Trigger guard is scroll engraved. Nicely flame figured claro walnut short tang round knob buttstock measures 14-1/8″ over Browning buttplate, and features point pattern checkering with line borders at grip. Forend matches well. Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight with .410 bbl set: 6 lbs. 4 oz, LOP 14-1/8″. Tan vinyl Browning case is lined in faux fur and contains instruction booklet, key, and guarantee numbered to this gun. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine, essentially as new with only the lightest of handling and assembly marks on wood and metal. Checkering is still light in color. Gold of trigger is excellent. Mechanically crisp. Case is excellent with a few light rubs. Interior has just a hint of staining. 49181-48 MGM300 (10,000-15,000) – Lot 2087

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2088

*BROWNING SUPERPOSED PIGEON GRADE.

SN 21050. Cal. 20 Ga. 26-3/8″ bbl with ventilated rib. Engraved in typical Pigeon Grade style. Single trigger, auto ejectors and non-automatic safety. LOP 14-1/8″ over Browning buttplate. Stocked in very nice straight grain walnut which is RKLT configuration. Signed “N WATRIN” on both sides of frame. Top bbl: choke FULL. Bottom bbl: choke IMP. MOD. Weighs 6 lbs. PROVENANCE: William Henkel Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall bbls retain 90-95% blued finish. Frame in very nice condition, though there is light coat of dried oil over parts of the frame. Forend in very nice condition overall showing an area or two of added finish. Buttstock very nice with left stock cheek showing a near imperceptible imprint of fabric from the case this gun must have sat in for many years. Quite a beautiful little pigeon grade gun. 49394-40 JSL (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2088

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2089

*20 GAUGE BROWNING PIGEON GRADE SUPERPOSED WITH CASE.

SN 57384V69. Cal. 20 ga. 3″ Chambers. 26-3/8″ Bbls marked for IC and mod, with matted, ventilated rib have Browning St. Louis and Montreal addresses. Coin finished action is engraved in usual “Pigeon” style, with pairs of pigeons flying through light scroll background on sides, with rose bouquets on bottom. Top of action is relief engraved with well cut oak leaves and acorns. Trigger guard is scroll engraved. Stump figured claro walnut short tang round knob buttstock measures 14-1/4″ over Browning buttplate, and features point pattern checkering with line borders at grip. Forend matches well. Bore diameter: top -.622, bottom -.620. Bore restrictions: top -.017 (mod), bottom -.007 (IC). Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 6 lbs. 12 oz, LOP 14-1/4″. Tan vinyl Browning case is lined in faux fur and contains instruction booklet, key, and guarantee numbered to this gun. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine, essentially as new with only the lightest of handling and assembly marks on wood and metal. Checkering is still light in color. Gold of trigger is excellent. Mechanically crisp. Case is excellent with a few light rubs. Interior has just a hint of staining. 49033-20 MGM174 (6,000-8,500) – Lot 2089

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2090

*BROWNING PIGEON O/U.

SN 47944V8. Cal. 20 Ga. 28″ bbl. 2-3/4″ chambers with vent rib. Single selective trigger, automatic ejectors, non-automatic safety, steel front bead, typical Pigeon grade engraving with 2 birds on each side surrounded by scroll. LOP 14-1/8″ over hard plastic Browning buttplate. RKST stock configuration. Weighs 6 lbs. 7 oz. PROVENANCE: William Henkel Collection. CONDITION: Very good. Bbls retain most orig blue with vent rib showing a bump or two. Forend at muzzle end shows a tiny separation in wood grain but otherwise very nice. Buttstock is salt wood and frame at butt end does show minor corrosion and discoloration. Overall buttstock in very nice condition with a few minor hunting bumps and bruises. Butt finish shows some light cracquelure and finish loss at toe. Mechanics fine. 49394-1 JSL9 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2090

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2091

*BROWNING PIGEON GRADE SUPERPOSED BROADWAY TRAP.

SN 22898S4. Cal. 12 Ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 32″ Bbls marked for mod and full, with matted, ventilated broadway rib with white Bradley bead and small white mid bead have “BROWNING ARMS CO” on left, with chamber and patent info along with “MADE IN BELGIUM”, on right. Coin finished action is engraved in usual “Pigeon” style, with pairs of pigeons flying through light scroll background on sides, with rose bouquets on bottom. Top of action is relief carved with well cut oak leaves and acorns. Trigger guard is scroll engraved. Nicely crotch figured American walnut short tang square knob Monte Carlo buttstock measures 14-1/4″ over black open sided trap pad, and features point pattern checkering with line borders at grip. A scroll engraved silver grip cap has been fitted. Forend matches well and is of flared beavertail type. Bore diameter: top -.724, bottom -.723. Bore restrictions: top: .034 (full), bottom: .018 (mod). Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at rear of Monte Carlo: 1-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-5/16″. Weight: 8 lbs. 10 oz. LOP 14-1/4″ CONDITION: Fine, as refurbished. Bbls retain over 90% of what appears to be orig blue with some light flecking. Action retains most of its french gray finish, areas of lacquer considerably worn through and metal turning to gray brown. New stocks retain essentially all of their glossy finish. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Trigger guard tang has been shortened and welded to trigger plate. Trigger works. 49445-3 MGM361 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2091

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2092

*PAIR OF CUSTOM FINISHED BROWNING B-25 WITH ORIGINAL BOXES.

SN 325MV04451/ 325MVO4452. Cal. 12 Ga. 3” Chambers. These traditionally finished guns have 30″ bbls marked for mod and Imod. Bbls have narrow, raised, matted, ventilated ribs fitted with single silver beads, and are marked with Browning Morgan Utah and Montreal addresses, as well as “MADE IN BELGIUM BY BROWNING S.A.” on left sides which are also marked with importers name and address. Right side is marked with model and chamber info. Rear portions of ribs are gold inlaid with “I” and “II”. These numerals also appear on top levers. Unusual, color hardened, slightly rounded, Browning OU actions with blued sgl selective triggers, are engraved with simple geometric borders framing patches of large shaded scroll. Well matched, oil finished, nicely streaked and lightly figured European walnut long tang round knob buttstocks measure 14-3/8” over russet leather covered pads, with thin tapered spacers. Point pattern checkering with line borders is at grips. Matching forends are of slim field type. Set “I”: Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 7 lbs 7 oz. LOP: 14-3/8″. Set “II”: Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 7 lbs 6 oz. LOP: 14-3/8″. Each gun comes in its orig black and red box with correct end labels. CONDITION: Excellent, near new, appear unfired since proof, with only a few light handling marks. Mechanically crisp. Boxes are very fine with tape. 49181-45 MGM444 (12,500-17,500) – Lot 2092

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2093

*FN BROWNING CUSTOM SHOP SUPERPOSED TRAP WITH SPECIAL RELIEF ENGRAVING AND GOLD INLAY BY CAPECE.

SN C141. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4” Chambers. 30″ Bbls are marked for Imod and full. Bbls have wide, “broadway” ventilated rib with Bradley white front, and small white mid, beads. They are marked “FABRIQUE NATIONALE HERSTEL BELGIQUE” on left side. “MADE IN BELGIUM”, chamber, and patent info is on right. Coin finished, rounded, Browning OU action has coin finished sgl selective trigger with checkered finger blade. Action is engraved with near full coverage of exceptionally well cut open scrolled acanthus with floral highlights. This fine engraving surrounds ovoid relief gold inlaid scenes of dogs retrieving game. A quartering portrait of retriever retrieving duck with reeds in background is on left, and a spaniel retrieves a cock pheasant from a corn field, on right. Left scene is signed “R. Capece”. Nicely stump and fiddle figured claro walnut long tang flat knob buttstock measures 14-1/8″ over Browning open sided white line pad. Modified point pattern checkering wraps around top of grip. Matching 1-pc forend is of flared beavertail type. Bore diameter: top -.724, bottom -.725. Bore restrictions: top: .038 (full), bottom: .028 (Imod). Drop at heel: 1-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 8 lbs 8 oz. LOP: 14-1/8″. PROVENANCE: The Collection of Robert Burg. CONDITION: Excellent, showing little use, with only a few light handling and assembly marks on wood and metal. Mechanically excellent. 49100-17 MGM248 (12,500-22,500) – Lot 2093

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2094

*BROWNING SUPERPOSED MALLARD AND PINTAIL PAIR.

SN 8G4PM00386, 8H4PZ00386.. Cal. 12 Ga. 1) Mallard 12ga. 28″ ventilated rib bbl with synthetic ivory beads. 2-3/4″ chambers. Single selective trigger, auto ejectors and non-automatic safety. Gun number 386 of 500 in series. 14-1/4″ LOP. Beautifully checkered butt and forend in handsome fleur-de-lis pattern. Buttstock in RKLT configuration shows beautiful grain pattern. Receiver scroll engraved with well executed mallards in gold on right and left side. Mallards in gold on bottom of receiver. Trigger plate and mallard head in gold on trigger guard. Weighs 7 lbs. 3 oz. Top bbl choke .040, bottom choke .017. 2) Pintail 12ga. 28″ ventilated rib with “certifiable pre-ban ivory” mid-bead and synthetic ivory front bead. 2-3/4″ chambers. Single selective trigger, auto ejectors and non-automatic safety. 14-1/4″ LOP over beautifully checkered butt and forend in handsome fleur-de-lis pattern. Buttstock in RKLT configuration. Receiver nicely full coverage scroll engraved with gold pintails on right and left side, two gold pintails on bottom and gold pintail head on trigger guard. Gun number 386 of 500 in series. Weighs 7 lbs. 10 oz. Housed in beautiful wooden red velvet lined presentation case. Top bbl is choked .033, bottom choke .015. PROVENANCE: William Henkel 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: 1) Excellent, near new. Minute losses at toe. 2) Excellent, near new. Slightest of handling marks, but very much an almost “as new” gun. Case that goes with pintail gun is excellent. Mechanics fine, action stiff as they are likely test fired only. 49394-41 JSL16 IVORY (10,000-15,000) – Lot 2094

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2095

*BROWNING SUPERPOSED WATERFOWL SERIES “MALLARD” WITH CASE.

SN 8G4PM00378. Cal. 12 Ga 2-3/4” Chambers. 28” Bbls are marked for mod and full. Bbls have raised, matted, ventilated rib fitted with two white beads and are marked with Browning Morgan Utah and Montreal addresses, as well as “MADE IN BELGIUM” on left side and with “BROWNING SUPERPOSED”, steel, chamber, and patent info on right. French gray, rounded, Browning OU action with gold-plated sgl selective trigger, is engraved with near full coverage large, open, shaded scroll surrounding vignettes of mallard ducks, which are semi-relief gold inlaid and in various poses; they are flushing from marsh with cattails in background on left side of action, and settling into marsh, on right. Bottom of action depicts two mallards flying, and has official name and Latin name in ribands with limited edition numbers “378 of 500″ also gold inlaid. Portrait of mallard is on trigger guard bow. This engraving is very well done, but unsigned. Exceptional oil finished, feather crotch figured claro walnut long tang round knob buttstock measures 14-3/8” over checkered wood butt. Modified point pattern checkering wraps over top of grip, and has flourishes into butt. Matching forend is of field type. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7 lbs 8 oz. LOP: 14-3/8”. Full length American walnut case with brass trim is lined in puckered red velvet. CONDITION: Excellent, appears essentially unfired since proof, with only a few light handling marks. Action is darkened from accumulated oil, top tang has some flecking. Left front of forend has large repaired chip, using orig wood. Mechanically crisp. Case is excellent with some light scratches and marks. Interior cloth has compressions. 49432-11 MGM435 (6,500-10,000) – Lot 2095

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2096

*20 GAUGE BROWNING SUPERPOSED CLASSIC SERIES WITH BOX.

SN P33BC0269. Cal. 20 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 26″ Bbls are marked for IC and mod, with matted, ventilated rib and Browning Morgan Utah and Montreal addresses, along with “MADE IN JAPAN”, and “ASSEMBLED AND ENGRAVED IN BELGIUM BY F N HERSTAL”. Coin finished rounded action is engraved with large scrolling acanthus outlining vignette of flushing pheasant and pointing setter on left side, over “ONE OF FIVE THOUSAND” on banner. Engravers signature, M. Calabrese, is at bottom rear. Right side portrays a pointer pointing a pair of flushing quail, along with a portrait of John M. Browning over riband engraved “BROWNING CLASSIC”. This scene is also signed. Bottom of action has oval portrait of a grouse (?). Nicely stump figured American walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-1/4″ over Browning buttplate, and features point pattern checkering with large beaded borders at grip. Matching forend has schnabel in Superlight style. Bore diameter: top -.615, bottom -.615. Bore restrictions: top: -014 (mod), bottom: -006 (IC). Drop at heel: 2-3/16″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 6 lbs. 2 oz, LOP 14-1/4″. Orig box with correct end label is in blue slip cover with printed hunting scene, marked “BROWNING CLASSIC LIMITED EDITION”. CONDITION: Excellent, essentially as new, retaining nearly all factory finishes on wood and metal, with a few light handling marks. Coin finish is excellent. Stocks are excellent with one or two minor pings. Gold of trigger is excellent. Mechanically crisp. Appears unfired except for proof. Box is excellent with some chipping on edges. 49033-17 MGM183 (3,500-5,500) – Lot 2096

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2097

*12 GAUGE BROWNING SUPERPOSED P 1 WITH BOX.

SN P13RP1177. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 28″ Bbls are marked for mod and full, with matted, ventilated rib and Browning Morgan Utah and Montreal addresses, along with “MADE IN BELGIUM”. Coin finished rounded action is engraved by J. Baerten, with light scroll, oak leaves and acorns surrounding vignettes of ducks on sides; more oak leaves are on bottom of action, as well as on trigger guard bow. Burl and fiddle figured American walnut long tang flat knob buttstock measures 14-1/4″ over Browning buttplate, and features point pattern checkering with line borders at grip. Large forend matches well. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7 lbs. 1 oz, LOP 14-1/4″. Gun comes in its orig black and gold box with correct end label. Box is in its shipping carton. CONDITION: Excellent, essentially as new, retaining nearly all factory finishes on wood and metal, with a few light handling marks. Coin finish is excellent. Stocks are excellent with one or two minor pings. Gold of trigger is excellent. Mechanically crisp. Appears unfired except for proof. Box is excellent with some chipping on edges. 49033-21 MGM184 (3,500-5,500) – Lot 2097

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2098

*20 GAUGE BROWNING SUPERPOSED LONG TANG ROUND KNOB GRADE 1 “LIGHTNING”.

SN 26852V2. Cal. 20 ga. ca.1962. 3″ Chambers. 26-3/8″ Bbls are marked for IC and mod, and are fitted with narrow, ventilated rib with silver bead. Bbls are marked with Browning St. Louis and Montreal addresses, as well as steel and chamber info on left, and with patent info and “MADE IN BELGIUM” on right. Standard blued superposed action is engraved with typical grade 1 flourishes of scroll, and is fitted with gold-plated sgl selective trigger. Slightly figured American walnut long tang round knob buttstock measures 14″ over Browning composition buttplate. Standard checkering is at grip. Matching forend is of field type. Bore diameter: top -.619, bottom -.619. Bore restrictions: top -.015 (mod), bottom -.008 (IC). Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs 4 oz. LOP: 14″. CONDITION: Excellent, appears near new, with only a hint of sharp edge wear on factory finishes on metal, and with several minor marks in gloss finish of wood. Gold is excellent, with some rubs from trigger plate. Mechanically crisp. 49033-18 MGM254 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2098

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2099

*BROWNING GRADE ONE SUPERPOSED 12GA.

SN 18460. 26-1/2″, 12 Ga 2-3/4″ chamber. CHOKE: Skeet and Skeet. Single selective trigger. Non-automatic safety. Ventilated rib with steel front and mid-bead. Typical Grade One checkering and engraving. 1940 vintage with 14-1/8″ LOP over Browning hard plastic buttplate. FKLT stock configuration. Gorgeous fiddleback figured stock. Weight 7 lbs. 4 oz. UNATTACHED ACCESSORY: vintage four box leather shot shell carrier by “THE GEORGE LAWRENCE CO PORTLAND, OREGON”. CONDITION: Very good. Bbls retain 90-95% bbl blue. Frame and trigger guard retains most of its orig blue finish. Forearm and buttstock show light hunting wear with finish starting to crackle and bubble in several places, however it is still very nice overall. Shell carrier in fine condition. 49271-2 JSL13 C&R (1,250-1,750) – Lot 2099

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2100

*MATCHED PAIR BROWNING CITORI SPECIAL ORDER GUNS.

SN 13589RTJ53/13590RTJ53. Numbered 1 and 2 with consecutive serial numbers. 1) 12 ga. 26″ bbls. 3″ chambers CHOKED: Imp. Cyl/Mod. Full length matted low profile ventilated rib with steel front bead marked in gold “1” toward breach. Gold plated single selective trigger, automatic ejectors, automatic safety. Full knob pistol grip buttstock, checkered in 3-pt pattern with 13-3/4″ LOP over leather faced Browning white lined waffle pad. Forend checkered in 3-pt pattern and marked in gold #1 under Deeley release. Bottom of unengraved marked “Browning/Citori”. Top lever marked “1” in gold. 2) 12 ga. 26″ bbls. 3″ chambers CHOKED: Imp. Cyl/Mod. Full length matted low profile ventilated rib with steel front bead marked in gold “2” toward breach. Gold plated single selective trigger, automatic ejectors, automatic safety. Full knob pistol grip buttstock, checkered in 3-pt pattern with 13-3/4″ LOP over leather faced Browning white lined waffle pad. Forend checkered in 3-pt pattern and marked in gold #2 under Deeley release. Bottom of frame unengraved marked “Browning/Citori”. Top lever marked “2” in gold. CONDITION: Excellent as lightly used, according to our consignor, used once on a driven grouse hunt on the estate of Major Neil Ramsey, in Aberfelty, Perthshire, Scotland, retaining most orig finish to both wood and metal. Gun #1 shows significantly more use and wear then gun #2, with more handling marks throughout, particularly in wood. However, both guns are excellent overall. Bores are bright and shiny, mechanics are excellent. 49440-2 JSL244 (2,500-2,800) – Lot 2100

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2101

*EXTRAORDINARY ORIGINAL TWO MILLIONTH BROWNING AUTO-5 PRESENTATION SHOTGUN.

SN 2,000,000. 28″ hand filed vent rib bbl, sgl brass sighting bead, MOD choke, 2-3/4″ chamber. Left side of bbl is marked “BROWNING ARMS COMPANY. MORGAN. UTAH & MONTREAL. PQ.”, all inlaid in gold. Right side is marked “**SPECIAL STEEL-12 GAUGE-SHELLS 2-3/4”, all inlaid in gold. Each side of rib has gold inlaid Phoenix. The receiver has hand filed top to match rib of bbl, the engraving is extremely elaborate and entirely gold inlaid and is an interpretation of a 1930 exposition model by master engraver “Felix Funken”. According to Matt Eastman’s book “Browning Sporting Arms of Distinction 1903-1992“, this pattern was created by F.N.’s master engravers “J. Watrin” and “Louis Vrancken”, and the gold inlay work was executed by master engravers “Jose Baerten” and “G. Vandermissen”. The pattern is foliate scrolls entwined with Phoenix and Griffins, center left side has a bust of “John Browning” and upper left side a flowing ribbon marked “BROWNING AUTOMATIC SHOTGUNS 2,000,000”. The top tang has a gold inlaid signature of “John Browning”. Forward left side of trigger guard is signed “A. WATRIN”. Mounted with highly figured walnut, small raised side panels with tear shaped drop points, checkered pistol grip with gold grip cap, inscribed “MANUFACTURED BY BROWNING/ARMS COMPANY/6-6-70/INVENTED BY/ JOHN M. BROWNING/OCTOBER 9, 1900”. Hard rubber buttplate, marked “FN BROWNING AUTOMATIC”. Standard A5 forend checkered with un-checkered diamond in middle of pattern. Accompanied by a custom Browning Prosteel Gold Series presentation vault. This fireproof safe is fitted with a lighted and lockable lexan fronted interior with rotating pedestal. The exterior surface of the safe door features a hand painted Browning logo with gold pinstriping and a painted vignette of three flushing mallards signed “Leon D. Burrows ’85”. The story of this milestone legendary shotgun is well known. Originally intended for presentation to President Richard Nixon in 1970 by Senator Bennett, who would in turn gift it to the Smithsonian for permanent display with the John M. Browning Memorial. Ultimately, Nixon declined the presentation and the gun was returned to Browning Arms. The gun resided in the Browning archive vaults for 15 years and in 1985, Browning gave the gun to the National Shooting Sports Foundation for display and promotional use. Ultimately the gun was auctioned at the 8th Annual Shot Show in Houston, Texas. The auction was held as a sealed bid with minimum bid being $20,000. When all said and done, the gun was purchased for $50,001.00, the clever bid of the additional $1.00 broke the tie of multiple $50,000 bids. There were actually two similar guns built, second gun bearing serial number 2,000,000X, with lesser engraving, is in the Fabrique Nationale Museum in Herstal, Belgium. PROVENANCE: Browning Factory; NSSF; Private Coll. of a Gentleman. William Henkel Collection. CONDITION: As New and unfired. Both wood and metal finish are 100%, with a couple of very minor handling marks, and a very short finish crack off the right corner of top tang. Gun safe has a few light surface rubs to exterior finish and is otherwise, as new. 49398-1 BDT115 (65,000-95,000) – Lot 2101

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2102

*FABRIQUE NATIONALE EXHIBITION TYPE BSS WITH SIDEPLATES, ENGRAVED BY J. DIET AND ANGELO BEE.

SN 158RR0128F. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 28″ Chopper lump bbls fitted with slightly raised, matted rib are inlaid in gold “FABRIQUE NATIONALE – HERSTAL – BELGIUM” on left bbl, and “SPECIAL STEEL 12 GA. SHELLS – 2-3/4″” on right. There are 3″ triangles of open shaded scroll and inlaid gold lines at breech ends. Coin finished sideplated boxlock action features automatic safety, bushed strikers, and double triggers. Action is engraved with near full coverage open, scrolling acanthus, with inlaid gold line accents surrounding game scenes, subjects of which are relief gold inlaid. On left lockplate, a large group of mallards settle into marsh already populated with large and smaller other ducks. Front left of action portrays a flaring mallard. Right lockplate depicts a large group of mallards preparing to settle into marsh, with a flushing mallard at front. Bottom of action has another mallard landing in swamp surrounded by gold inlaid scroll under gold inlaid Browning trademark. This unusual engraving with many gold inlays, is signed “A. Bee” and “J.Diet” under left lockplate scene and only “J. Diet” on right. Nicely marbled European walnut swan-necked buttstock measures 14-3/4″ over checkered wood butt. Fluted drop points are behind lockplates, and point pattern checkering is at grip. Matching beavertail ejector forend has Deeley type release. Bore diameter: left -.725, right -.725. Bore restrictions: left -.041 (full), right -.016 (mod). Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 7 lbs 3 oz. LOP: 14-3/4″. Gun is housed in brown leather case with leather corners, lined in green felt. PROVENANCE: The Collection of Robert Burg. CONDITION: Excellent, essentially as new, with little evidence of firing since proof, and only a few light handling and assembly marks in wood and metal. Mechanically crisp. Case is excellent. 49100-12 MGM377 (9,000-13,000) – Lot 2102

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2103

*DAINTY AUGUSTE FRANCOTTE BOXLOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN.

SN 1043. Cal. .410. 3″ Chambers. 28″ Bbls fitted with narrow, swamped game rib are engraved “Aug. Francotte a Liege” on top of left bbl. Bbl flats are stamped with 2010 London nitro proofs for 3″ chambers, and with Belgian proofs and Francotte AF logo. SN is engraved on bottom of right bbl, and “BSA Millbrook, N.Y.” (importer) is engraved on splinter. Small boxlock action features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold) and dbl triggers. Action is engraved with a mixture of large shaded scroll with acanthus finials transitioning to small simple scroll. Fences are deep relief carved in multi cinquefoil pattern. Scroll engraving extends to floorplate and case hardened trigger guard, which has SN at grip. Engravers signature “J. M. Smetts” is on trigger plate. Finely streaked and lightly figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 15″ over checkered wood butt. Classic point pattern checkering with mullered borders is at grip. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Bore diameter at muzzles: left -.389, right -.387. Drop at heel: 2″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 5 lbs 0 oz. LOP: 15″. Gun is accompanied by a blue ABS case with combination lock, lined in blue velvet. PROVENANCE: Consignor states: “These guns are the last to be made by Auguste Francotte of Liege, and it is doubtful that they will ever be replicated.” CONDITION: Essentially as new, appears to have been fired very little since proof, and has only a few light handling marks, mostly on left side of buttstock. Mechanically crisp. Case is good. 49574-2 MGM354 (15,000-20,000) – Lot 2103

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2104

*BEAUTIFULLY APPOINTED PAIR OF AUGUSTE FRANCOTTE .410 SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME GUNS WITH CASE.

SN 1044/1045. Cal. .410. 3″ Chambers. 28″ Chopper lump bbls with narrow game ribs gold inlaid “1” and “2” (also gold inlaid on top levers and forend tips) on rear portions are engraved “Aug. Francotte a Liege” on tops of left bbls. There are 3/4″ sprays of large scroll at breech ends. Bbl flats are stamped with 2010 London nitro proofs for 3″ chambers, along with what appears to be Belgian proofs and AF logos. Bottoms of right bbls are engraved with SNs, and splinters are engraved with importers name and address (BSA Millbrook, N.Y.). Diminutive, case hardened, sidelock actions are fitted with non-automatic safeties (S inlaid in gold), bushed strikers, raised rib tumbler end cocking indicators, and dbl triggers. Actions are engraved with full coverage large, open, shaded acanthus scroll surrounding well done portrait of squirrel on branch gnawing on pine cone, under makers name, on the bottom of each action. Lockplates have matching scroll at front portions, rear portions are engraved with game scenes; coveys of quail flushing from fence row on left side of gun “1”, and from open woodlands on gun no. “2”. Right locks depict scenes reminiscent of “WATERSHIP DOWN” with three rabbits running through woodlands on gun “1”, and with two rabbits, one surveying the distance from hillside, while another crouches behind a big tree, on gun “2”. Case hardened trigger guards are engraved with matching relief acanthus and have SNs gold inlaid at grips. Master engravers signature “J. M. Smetts” is on trigger plates. Exceptionally well matched, strikingly marbled, and nicely fiddle figured European walnut straight grip buttstocks measure 15-1/2″ over checkered wood butts. Fluted drop points are behind lockplates, and well cut point pattern checkering with line borders is at grips. Matching splinter ejector forends have Anson releases. Gun no. “1”: Bore diameter at muzzles: left -.385, right -.386. Drop at heel: 2-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 5 lbs 7 oz. LOP: 15-1/2″. Gun no. “2”: Bore diameter at muzzles: left -.389, right -.388. Drop at heel: 2-7/16″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 5 lbs 8 oz. LOP: 15-1/2″. High quality leather case with stitched leather corners has brown canvas outer cover with stitched tan leather trim. Case is lined in burgundy cloth, and has gold embossed black leather Francotte label in lid. Case contains 2-pc walnut and brass cleaning rod with brush and jag, two pairs of snap caps, and a square oil bottle. PROVENANCE: Consignor states: “These guns are the last to be made by Auguste Francotte of Liege, and it is doubtful that they will ever be replicated.” CONDITION: Essentially as new, with only scant evidence of having been fired since proof, and a few light handling marks on wood and metal. Mechanically crisp. Case leather is excellent as protected by its outer cover, which has some light marks. Interior cloth shows some very light compressions. Accessories are excellent. 49574-1 MGM351 (50,000-70,000) – Lot 2104

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2105

*20 GAUGE FRANCOTTE 20 QUALITY EJECTOR GUN WITH CASE.

SN 85799. Cal. 20 ga. 2-1/2″ Chambers. 26″ Dovetailed steel bbls with narrow, matted game rib, are engraved “Von Lengarke & Detmold” and “U. S. Agents New – York” on tops. Bbl flats are stamped with Belgian nitro proofs for 20 bore 2-1/2″ chambers. Side of left bbl is recently engraved “Aug. Francotte 20 ga. 2-1/2″”. Case hardened sideplated boxlock action features non-automatic safety, crossbolt third fastener, side clips, and double triggers. Action is engraved in typical “grade 20″ style with 60% coverage of small scroll. Fences are more deeply engraved with large scroll. Makers name and address are at the bottom of each lockplate. Top lever and trigger guard are blued, scroll engraved, and SN is at grip. Nicely marbled European walnut round knob pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/4″ to checkered wood butt over 1″ lengthening piece over 3/4″ piece which appears to have been cut from orig stock and reattached. Point pattern borderless checkering is at grip. A vacant silver oval is on toe line. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left -.629, right -.628. Bore restrictions: left -.026 (full), right -.008 (IC). Wall thickness: left -.022, right -.024. Drop at heel: 2-3/4″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 5 lbs 8 oz. LOP: 14-1/4”. High quality oak and leather case with brass corners, is lined in dark green cloth, and contains a pair of snap caps. CONDITION: Excellent, as refinished. All metal parts retain nearly all of a sympathetic refinish, with a few light subsequent marks. Color of action is deep, somewhat dark. Engraving remains clear. Checkering nicely re-cut. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are strong and in time. Case leather is excellent with a few rubs and marks. Interior cloth is excellent. 49029-9 MGM74 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2105

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2106

*AUGUST FRANCOTTE GRADE 25E.

SN 87677. Cal. 12 Ga. 26″ bbl. 2-5/8″ chamber. “Certifiable pre-ban ivory” front sight with red plastic mid-bead. Full length tapered rib with bbls showing importer name of “VON LENGERKE & DETMOLD” on right tube and “US AGENTS NEW YORK” on left tube. Miller single selective trigger, auto ejectors, non-automatic safety. Receiver scroll and floral engraved with bbl bolsters in an oak leaf pattern with side clips. Full pistol grip, 2-point checkering pattern on butt. LOP 14-5/8″ over black leather covered pad. Buttstock has 2-1/8″ added wood extension. Un-engraved gold shield. Left bore diameter – .724, right – .722. Left choke – .007, right choke – .023. 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 as partially restored. Bbls retain 80-85% orig bbl blue with light handling marks. Left bore very good. right bbl fine with minor pits in front of chamber area. Receiver retains traces of case color. Trigger guard bow shows about 75% blue, tang turned silver. Stocks retain most of a restored hand rubbed finish. 49322-3 JSL IVORY (1,800-2,800) – Lot 2106

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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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2108

*A. JOSEPH DEFOURNY OVER-UNDER GAME GUN WITH EXTRA BARRELS AND CASE.

SN 15114. Cal. 12 ga and 20 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 26″ Demi-bloc bbls with matted, ventilated ribs, are each marked “A. Jos. Defourny Herstal Siemens Martin Nitro Steel IMPERIAL CROWN GRADE” and “Made in Belgium For CONTINENTAL ARMS CORPORATION. N.Y” on left sides of top bbls. Breech sections are near fully engraved with oak leaves. “20” or “12” are gold inlaid on rear portions. Bottoms of bbls and bbl flats are stamped with Belgian nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. Each bbl set has its own ejector forend stamped “12” or “20” on interior of iron. Coin finished OU sideplated boxlock action features double Kersten type bolt, non-automatic safety (SAFE gold inlaid) and single selective trigger with selector behind trigger blade. Action is engraved with near full coverage large open shaded scroll, and oak leaves on fence. This well cut scroll is background for scenes of game and dogs; bottom of action engraved with a trio of flushing ducks. Left lockplate portrays a setter on point, with a pointer honoring point. A pair of pheasant are at bottom. The same pair of dogs watching a pair of ducks flush is on the right. Male grouse is displaying on a branch with interested female in foreground on trigger guard bow. Tang is engraved with SN. A crown is gold inlaid on top lever. Somewhat streaked and lightly fiddle figured European walnut steel capped pistol grip buttstock measures 13-3/4″ over checkered and engraved steel buttplate. Fancy pattern borderless checkering is at grip. A silver shield engraved “CB” is on toe line. Matching 3-pc ejector forends have Deeley releases. 20 ga. BBL set: Bore diameter: top -.627, bottom -.627. Bore restrictions: top -.010 (Lt mod), bottom -.006 (IC). Wall thickness: top -.024, bottom -.026. Drop at heel: 2-3/4″, drop at comb: 1-3/4″. Weight: 6 lbs 14 oz. LOP: 13-3/4″. 12 ga. BBL set: Bore diameter: top -.723, bottom -.722. Bore restrictions: top -.010 (Lt mod), bottom -.007 (IC). Wall thickness: top -.032, bottom -.029. Drop at heel: 2-11/16″, drop at comb: 1-3/4″. Weight: 6 lbs 14 oz. LOP: 13-3/4″. Abercrombie & Fitch marked brown leather case with stitched leather corners is embossed “C. B” on top. Case is lined in burgundy cloth, and has space for action and both sets of bbls, and contains a pair of A&F marked 20 bore snap caps, and another pair of snap caps (aluminum for 12 ga). 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. Bbls retain over 90% of what appears to be their orig blue, most loss due to silvering on sharp edges, and some scattered light marks. Action retains essentially all of its orig coin finish with some areas of darkening and a small area of stains on left lockplate. Stocks retain nearly all of what appears to be their orig rubbed oil finish with some light marks and area dulled from slip-on rubber pad. Checkering is lightly worn. Bores are excellent. Action is tight with both sets of bbls. Ejectors are slightly out of time. Trigger works. Case leather is fine, still light in color, with numerous scuffs and rubs, mostly on edges. Five corners and handle have detached and are missing. One corner is in case. Straps are good. Interior cloth is fine with rubs and soiling. Partitions are solid. Mid bead is “certifiable pre-ban ivory”. 49305-2 MGM122 IVORY (4,500-9,500) – Lot 2108

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2109

*GASTINNE RENETTE SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN.

SN 6434. Cal. 16 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 28-1/2″ Dovetailed bbls are engraved “Gastinne Renette a Paris” on raised, flat game rib. Bbl flats are stamped with Belgian nitro proofs for 16 ga. and 2-1/2″ chambers. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with choke information and “Acier Comprime”. Case hardened sidelock action is stocked to the fences and features non-automatic safety (S inlaid in gold), bushed strikers, hidden third fastener, side clips, and double triggers (front articulated). Action and lockplates have border engraving. Fences are arcaded. Nicely marbled European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-7/8″ over ribbed horn buttplate, and features point pattern checkering with line border. Matching splinter ejector forend with Anson release has gold inlay of individual initials “MT” surmounted by the crown of a marquis in center diamond of checkering. Bore diameter: left-.669, right -.668. Bore restrictions: left -.008 (IC), right -.014 (Mod). Wall thickness: left -.021, right -.025. Drop at heel: 2-3/4″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs. 4 oz. LOP: 14-7/8″. CONDITION: Excellent, as refurbished. Bbls retain nearly all of a good quality satin rust blue over some scattered pitting. Action retains 90% of nicely colored rehardening, again over some scattered pitting, some heavy. Buttstock is most likely a nicely made replacement, and retains nearly all of its orig finish. Forend retains nearly all of its refinish, checkering re-cut. Bores are bright and shiny with some pits evident mostly in right bbl at breech end, with some light frosting. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. 49415-8 MGM17 (2,500-3,500) – Lot 2109

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2110

*FINE 20 BORE DARNE V22.

SN O258. Cal. 20 ga. 3″ Chamber. 25-5/8″ Mono-bloc bbls with triple proofs, are choked mod and Imod, and stamped for 65mm chambers. Coin finished, sliding block action with obturating disks is engraved with 70% coverage rose and scroll and nicely carved fences. Nicely fiddle figured straight grip 2-pc stocks are fitted with ribbed buttplate and horn forend tip. Weight: 5 lbs 8 oz. LOP: 14-3/8″. CONDITION: Excellent, as partially refinished. Bbls retain nearly all of their re-blue. Coin finish of action is excellent. Stocks refinished, checkering re-cut. Bores are excellent. Action smooth and tight. 49440-1 MGM327 (15,000-17,000) – Lot 2110

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2111

*EXQUISITE HIGH ORIGINAL CONDITION PRUSSIAN CHARLES DALY REGENT DIAMOND GRADE.

SN 14504. Cal. 12 ga. This fine, top of the Daly line, lightweight shotgun has 28″ Witten Excelsior steel bbls fitted with concave, matted rib gold inlaid “Charles Daly Regent Diamond Quality” on unmatted portion. Breech ends of bbls are engraved with exceptionally well cut and beautifully shaded full relief oak leaves, acorns, and ferns, terminating in various sized shaded acanthus scroll behind “Witten Steel” logos. Bbl flats are stamped with German nitro proofs with a proof date of 11/25. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with steel information, and bottom of left bbl with SN. Scallop-backed, case hardened, boxlock action with water table marked “PRUSSIA” features automatic safety (SAFE gold inlaid), pin type cocking indicators on top, square crossbolt third fastener, side clips, and nickel-plated double triggers with finely checkered blades. Fences are beautifully carved in shell motif with flutes engraved with scales. Remainder of action is nearly fully scroll engraved with semi-relief open shaded acanthus scroll surrounding exceptional relief gold inlaid vignettes of game scenes; a well rendered setter is on left side, and a group of grouse, two perched and three flying, are on right. Bottom of action depicts the classic in-your-face relief gold inlaid flying mallard surmounted by a sovereigns crown. “CHARLES DALY” is in small banner at bottom rear of each fence. Case hardened trigger guard with matching scroll has fine woodland scene of two gold inlaid woodcock flying through branches on bow. SN is at grip. Beautifully dark marbled and lightly figured European walnut round knob pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/4″ over orig ribbed horn buttplate. Fancy pattern borderless checkering with fleur-di-lis intrusions is at grip. Side panels are checkered with broad chip-carved borders. Bottom of grip has inlet horn oval with raised ridge. A vacant gold oval is on toe line. Matching long splinter ejector forend has inlet schnabeled horn tip, and Deeley type release. Bore diameter: left -.724, right -.724. Bore restrictions: left -.049 (extra full), right -.047 (extra full). Wall thickness: left -.030, right -.024. Drop at heel: 3″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 6 lbs 4 oz. LOP: 14-1/4”. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine. Bbls retain nearly all of what appears to be their orig lustrous rust blue, with one or two cleaned spots toward muzzles on right bbl. Action retains approx 85 – 90% orig case hardening color. Depth of engraving is enhanced by hand worn silvering on beads and bottom of action. Thumbpiece of top lever is slightly silvered. Top tang of action and grip portion of trigger guard are also silvered. Stocks retain nearly all of their orig hand rubbed oil finish, with a few light marks, checkering lightly worn. Wood at head of stock is slightly away from action (normal shrinkage). Bores are excellent with a hint of frosting and one or two small pings in right bbl, toward muzzle. Action is very slightly loose with forend removed, feels tight with forend installed. Ejectors are strong and in time. 48990-2 MGM47 (17,500-27,500) – Lot 2111

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2112

*VERY FINE “REGENT DALY” IMPORTED BY A. H. HEINEN, SIDE-PLATED BOXLOCK SINGLE TRIGGER EJECTOR GAME GUN.

SN 192. Cal. 20 ga. 2-5/8″ Chambers. 30″ Shoe lump bbls are fitted with semi-raised, matted, ventilated rib, with gold inlaid “REGENT DALY” toward rear. Breech ends of bbls are gold inlaid with two bands, and have 2-1/2″ triangles of well cut shaded medium scroll. Bbl flats are stamped with imperial German nitro proofs for 20 ga. and 2-3/4″ chambers. Bottoms of bbls are stamped “BOHLER ANTINIT” and with SN and proof date of 10/30. Case hardened action with ornamental sideplates features automatic safety (SAFE gold inlaid), reinforcing bolsters, side clips, crossbolt third fastener with dolls head, and single selective trigger with checkered finger blade. Action and sideplates are engraved with nearly full coverage extremely well cut medium sized shaded scroll. Trigger plate has exceptionally well rendered deep relief engraved scene of hawk stooping on rising pheasant, the principals of which are relief inlaid in gold. Blued top lever is also scroll engraved and has a band of deep relief scroll at pivot. Blued and scroll engraved trigger guard has importers name “A. H. Heinen” “CHICAGO” as well as SN on short tang. Very fine, light reddish brown, nicely streaked and figured European walnut, steel capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/4″ over orig ribbed horn buttplate. Stock features long lozenge shaped drop points and fancy pattern borderless checkering at grip. Matching 12″ long beavertail ejector forend has Anson release which engages two different loops on bbl for added strength. Water table, breechface and forend iron internals are engine turned. Bore diameter: left -.627, right -.627. Bore restrictions: left -.016 (mod), right -.015 (mod). Wall thickness: left -.032, right -.026. Drop at heel: 2-3/16″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 7 lbs 1 oz. LOP: 14-1/4″. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain 95 -98% orig blue with some areas of light cleaning, and a few scattered marks, silvered on sharp edges and at muzzles. Middle bead has been removed and area re-colored. Action retains most of its orig case hardening color, lightened and silvered at bottom from normal hand wear. Lockplates retain nearly all of their color. All percentages difficult to ascertain because of an accumulation of grease and oil. Top lever and trigger guard, as well as grip cap, retain over 80% of their orig blue. Stocks retain nearly all of their orig glossy oil finish with numerous marks and some light scratches, mostly on left side of butt. Checkering is lightly worn. Buttplate has chip at toe and some insect damage. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Trigger works. An interesting high grade gun exhibiting exceptional craftsmanship. 49029-19 MGM12 (15,000-22,500) – Lot 2112

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2113

*TRULY EXCEPTIONAL, HIGH ORIGINAL CONDITION, INVESTMENT QUALITY CHARLES DALY REGENT DIAMOND GRADE SEXTUPLE SINGLE BARREL TRAP GUN.

SN 26380. Cal. 12 GA 2-3/4″ Chamber. 32″ Bbl with raised, matted, ventilated rib is gold inlaid “Charles Daly Regent Diamond Quality” on unmatted portion. Breech area is relief engraved with exceptionally well carved fern leaves transitioning to well cut open shaded scroll and terminating in small scroll. Witten Excelsior Steel logos are in front of scroll engraving. Bottom of bbl is stamped with steel type, SN, and German imperial proofs with a date of 1/32. Case hardened scallop-backed boxlock action has Daly’s “improved sextuple locking system” which has two sliding bolts in square section action top, which intersect projections on rear of bbl. Action has no safety, and has gold plated trigger. Top fence and side bolsters are relief carved with shell designs at tops and olive leaves and olives along bolsters. Remainder of action is nearly fully engraved with exceptionally well cut, large, open, shaded scroll. This scroll surrounds game scenes in oval vignettes with major subjects relief gold inlaid with exquisite detail. A gold inlaid pointer is standing on rock and pointing on left side of action. Four gold inlaid grouse fly over meadowland on right. Both sides of action are flush gold inlaid “CHARLES DALY”. Bottom of action portrays usual face-on flying duck surmounted by a regents crown, both in full relief gold. Matching scroll engraved trigger guard bow has really cool scene of a gold inlaid weasel attacking a pheasant while it is perched on a branch. SN is in oval device at grip. Beautiful feather crotch figured and strikingly marbled dense European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-3/4″ over Silver type pad, and features fancy border checkering at grip with pattern pierced by fleur-di-lis as flush drop points. Side panels are also checkered and have chip-carved borders. A gold oval on toe line is engraved “L”. Matching long slightly flared beavertail ejector forend has Deeley type release. Bore diameter: .740. Bore restrictions: .054 (extra full). Wall thickness: .072. Drop at heel: 1-13/16″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 8 lbs 11 oz. LOP: 14-3/4″. Gun is accompanied by black ABS case with three combination locks embossed “Jaqua’s”. 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: Exceptionally fine, near new, retaining nearly all of what appears to be its orig finishes on metal parts, with just a hint of silvering on the sharpest edges of relief engraving on action adding to its depth. Stocks are excellent, retaining most of what appears to be their orig finish with a possibility of light refinish on butt portion, with adjustment of comb and installation of pad. There are only the slightest visible handling marks on wood and metal. All screw heads appear unturned. Mechanically crisp. Undoubtedly one of the finest examples of this rare highest quality Daly gun in existence. Rear bead is “certifiable pre-ban ivory”. 49100-54 MGM264 IVORY (12,500-22,500) – Lot 2113

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2114

*VERY FINE AND RARE CHARLES DALY REGENT DIAMOND GRADE SINGLE BARREL TRAP GUN.

SN 26379. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chamber. 32″ Bbl with raised, matted, ventilated rib is gold inlaid “Charles Daly Regent Diamond Quality” on unmatted portion. Breech area is relief engraved with exceptionally fine fern leaves transitioning to well cut open shaded scroll and terminating in small scroll. Witten Excelsior Steel logos are in front of scroll engraving. Bottom of bbl is stamped with steel type, SN, and German imperial proofs with a date of 12/31. Case hardened scallop-backed boxlock action with no safety, and gold plated single trigger, is nicely filed. Top fence and side bolsters are relief carved with olive leaves and olives. Remainder of action is nearly fully engraved with exceptionally well cut large open shaded scroll. This scroll surrounds game scenes in oval vignettes with major subjects relief gold inlaid with exquisite detail. A pair of gold inlaid ducks rise from marsh on left side of action, and a trio of pheasant stand in open woodlands on right. Both sides of action are flush gold inlaid “CHARLES DALY”. Bottom of action portrays usual face-on flying duck surmounted by a regents crown, both in full relief gold. Matching scroll engraved trigger guard has scene of pair of gold inlaid woodcock or snipe winging through trees on bow. SN is in oval device at grip. Dark streaked and lightly fiddle figured dense European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 13-5/8″ over open sided Pachmayr white line pad, and features fancy border checkering at grip with pattern pierced by fleur-di-lis. Side panels are also checkered and have chip-carved borders. A vacant gold oval is on toe line. Matching long flared beavertail ejector forend has Deeley type release. Bore diameter: .742. Bore restrictions: .022 (.002 recess) (full). Wall thickness: .070. Drop at heel: 1-7/8″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 8 lbs 1 oz. LOP: 13-5/8″. CONDITION: Excellent, as partially refinished, as found. Bbls retain approx 90% of a satin re-blue, engraving still clear, steel logos slightly softened. Action retains a considerable amount of its orig case hardening color, actual percentage difficult to ascertain because of its extensive engraving. Top lever retains over 80% of its orig blue. Trigger guard has traces of orig color. Stocks retain most of what appears to be orig rubbed oil finish with numerous marks, dents, and scratches, with some refinishing of butt portion at time of installation of pad, which has been roughly rounded. Checkering somewhat worn. Bore is excellent. Action is very slightly loose with forend removed, but tight with forend in place. Ejector is strong. Very few of these high quality singles were made, and good examples seldom come to market. 49413-1 MGM194 (9,000-15,000) – Lot 2114

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2115

*HIGH QUALITY CHRISTOPH FUNK 20 BORE BOXLOCK EJECTOR SINGLE TRIGGER GAME GUN.

SN 37335. Cal. 20 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 29-1/2″ Shoe lump bbls are fitted with matted rib holding two white beads. Tops of bbls are engraved “CHRISTOPH FUNK” and “SUHL”. Bbl flats are stamped with German nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers, with a proof date of 7/34. A sling loop is soldered to bottom rib. Coin finished ogee backed boxlock action features non-automatic safety, crossbolt third fastener, side clips, and single selective trigger with selector on right, similar to that found on L. C. Smith’s. Action is engraved with near full coverage typical Germanic scrolling acanthus in beaded background, along with game scenes on sides and bottom; a trio of rabbits on left, four ducks on right, and three pheasant on bottom. Bottom of action is also stamped with Funk triangular logo, which can also be found on left side of rear bbl lump. Top lever is gold inlaid with monogram “LG” and “1”. Trigger guard is of horn. Well marbled and nicely figured European walnut horn capped pistol grip buttstock measures 13-5/8″ over old red pad, and features right hand shadow line cheekpiece, nicely fluted comb, point pattern checkering at grip, inset horn diamond drop points, and a sling loop on toe line. Matching splinter ejector forend has Deeley release. Bore diameter: left -.627, right -.626. Bore restrictions: left -.026 (full), right -.023 (Imod). Wall thickness: left -.027, right -.029. Drop at heel: 2-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 6 lbs 5 oz. LOP: 13-5/8″. CONDITION: Very good. Bbls retain most of what may be orig blue, considerably thinned along sides from normal hand wear. Coin finish of action remains bright overall. Stocks retain most of what appears to be their orig oil finish with numerous heavy and light marks, nicks, and scratches, checkering somewhat worn. Pad has melted. Bores are excellent with some light striations. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. 49445-2 MGM370 (2,500-4,500) – Lot 2115

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2116

*VERY FINE 20 GAUGE KRIEGHOFF “ESSENCIA” SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN WITH CASE.

SN 1039. Cal. 20 ga. 3″ Chambers. 30″ Shoe lump bbls are fitted with slightly raised, concave game rib deeply engraved “KRIEGHOFF” “Made in Germany”. Bbl flats are stamped with 2006 nitro proofs. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SN, and importers name (Krieghoff International). Case hardened sidelock action features automatic safety (S gold inlaid), bushed strikers, Roman nose hidden bbl extension, raised rib tumbler end cocking indicators, gold-plated internals, and gold-plated double triggers (front articulated). Bold color hardening of action is enhanced by 30% coverage sprays of well cut shaded scroll. “KRIEGHOFF” is gold inlaid on each lockplate, and “Essencia” is engraved in gold on bottom of round bodied action. Double beaded, blued trigger guard has scroll on bow and SN at grip. Finely marbled and stump figured European walnut round knob pistol grip buttstock measures 14-7/8″ over checkered wood butt. Borderless point pattern checkering is at grip. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson type release. Bore diameter: left -.625, right -.625. Bore restrictions: left -.011 (lt mod), right -.004 (IC). Drop at heel: 2-3/16″, drop at comb: 1-5/16″. Weight: 6 lbs 7 oz. LOP: 14-7/8”. Makers dark leather case with stitched leather corners by Emmebi has green canvas outer cover with brown leather trim and green velvet lining. Interior of case is lined in burgundy cloth, and has tan leather Krieghoff label in lid. Case contains bags for action and bbls, snap caps, tube of Krieghoff Gun Glide, along with instruction booklet and key. CONDITION: Excellent. Unfired, as new, with only a few light handling marks in all of its orig finishes on both wood and metal. Mechanically crisp. Case is also new, with only a few rubs on canvas outer cover. Interior is excellent plus. A svelte and elegant gun that retails at approx $30000.00. 49305-1 MGM185 (17,000-25,000) – Lot 2116

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2117

*VERY FINE 20 GAUGE KRIEGHOFF “ESSENCIA” SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN WITH CASE.

SN 1087. Cal. 20 ga. 3″ Chambers. 28″ Shoe lump bbls are fitted with slightly raised, concave game rib deeply engraved “KRIEGHOFF” “Made in Germany”. Bbl flats are stamped with 2009 nitro proofs. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SN, grade, and importers name (Krieghoff International). Case hardened sidelock action features automatic safety (S gold inlaid), bushed strikers, Roman nose bbl extension, raised rib tumbler end cocking indicators, gold-plated internals, and gold-plated double triggers (front articulated). Striking and bold color hardening of action is enhanced by 30% coverage sprays of well cut shaded scroll. “KRIEGHOFF” is gold inlaid on each lockplate, and “ESSENCIA” is engraved in gold on bottom of round bodied action. Double beaded, blued trigger guard has scroll on bow and SN at grip. Beautifully veined and nicely fiddle figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-3/4″ over checkered wood butt. Borderless point pattern checkering is at grip. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson type release. Bore diameter: left -.625, right -.625. Bore restrictions: left -.014 (mod), right -.010 (IC). Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 6 lbs 3 oz. LOP: 14-3/4”. Makers dark leather case with stitched leather corners by Emmebi has green canvas outer cover with brown leather trim and royal purple lining. Interior of case is lined in purple cloth, and has tan leather Krieghoff label in lid. Case contains bags for action and bbls, Emmebi marked snap caps, pair of Briley snap caps with mops, cleaning oil, and a trigger lock, along with instruction booklet and warranty. CONDITION: Excellent, essentially as new, with only a few light handling marks in all of its orig finishes on both wood and metal. Mechanically crisp. Case is also new, with only a few rubs on canvas outer cover. Interior is excellent plus. A great opportunity to acquire one of these svelte and elegant guns that retail at approx $30000.00. 49022-1 MGM45 (12,500-19,500) – Lot 2117

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2118

*RELIEF ENGRAVED AND GOLD INLAID KRIEGHOFF K-32 12 AND 20 GAUGE TWO BARREL SET WITH CASE.

SN 4365. 27-3/4″ 20 ga bbls and 29″ 12 ga bbls are both fitted with choke tubes and raised matted ventilated ribs and no side ribs. Krieghoff name, address, and model are on top left of 20 ga bbls and on bottom of mono-bloc of 12 ga. bbls. 12 ga bbls are ported. Blued K 32 action features non-automatic safety and gold-plated sgl selective trigger. Action is engraved in a pattern similar to “San Remo” style with dogs and birds. On this gun subjects are relief gold inlaid and action is blued. Backgrounds are finely detailed. A setter points a pair of flushing pheasant on right, and a hawk attacks a mallard drake on left while hen flushes from pond. Top lever and bottom of action are gold inlaid with a sovereign’s crown, and “Krieghoff” “Model 32″ is gold inlaid on bottom within a field of full coverage well cut open shaded scroll. Spectacular flame figured American walnut flared rosewood capped pistol grip buttstock with slight Monte Carlo measures 14-1/8″ over black Decelerator pad over 1/4” spacer. Side panels are checkered and checkering at grip has fleur-di-lis intrusions into pattern. Inset gold diamond on bottom of grip cap is engraved “Rambo”. Matching large beavertail forend fits both bbl sets and has Deeley type release. 12 ga. BBLS: Drop at heel: 1-3/4″”, drop at rear of Monte Carlo: 1-9/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 8 lbs 5 oz. LOP: 14-1/8″. 20 ga BBLS: Drop at heel: 1-3/4″, drop at rear of Monte Carlo: 1-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 8 lbs 4 oz. LOP: 14-1/8″. Aluminum Americase is lined in royal blue velvet, has space for gun and both sets of bbls. Case contains an extra 12 ga choke tube (2 in gun), three 20 ga. tubes (2 in gun), and a 12 ga wrench. 20 Bore tubes are slightly extended with knurled ends. PROVENANCE: The Collection of Robert Burg. CONDITION: Excellent, with evidence of relatively light use, with a hint of edge wear and thinning of blue on bottom of action and trigger guard. Stocks have some light handling marks and chips in their orig finish. Bores are excellent. Mechanically fine. Case is fine with some soiling and scuffs. Interior cloth has some compressions and light soiling. 49100-29 MGM268 (9,000-14,000) – Lot 2118

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2119

*RELIEF ENGRAVED AND GOLD INLAID KRIEGHOFF K-32 CROWN GRADE WITH CASE.

SN 4525. Cal. 12 ga. 27-7/8″ are fitted with slightly raised matted ventilated rib and no side ribs. Krieghoff name, address, and model are on top left. Blued K 32 action features non-automatic safety and gold-plated sgl selective trigger. Action is engraved in a pattern similar to “San Remo” style with dogs and birds. On this gun subjects are relief gold inlaid and action is blued. Backgrounds are finely detailed. A setter points a pair of flushing pheasant on right, and on right a fox gnaws on hapless captured duck while its compatriots fly away. Top lever and bottom of action are gold inlaid with a sovereign’s crown, and “Krieghoff” “Model 32″ are gold inlaid on bottom within a field of full coverage well cut, open, shaded scroll. Fine flame figured American walnut flared rosewood capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-3/8” over black open sided white line pad. Side panels are checkered and checkering at grip is of semi point pattern. Inset gold diamond on bottom of grip cap is engraved “CJ”. Matching large beavertail forend has Deeley type release. Bore diameter: top -.731, bottom -.731. Bore restrictions: top -.007 (IC), bottom -.005 (IC). Drop at heel: 2-5/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 8 lbs 5 oz. LOP: 14-3/8″. Krieghoff marked dark blue ABS case with brown leather trim and combination lock is lined in burgundy patterned velvet. CONDITION: Excellent, appears near new, with only the slightest of handling marks on wood and metal. Mechanically crisp. Case is excellent. 49628-1 MGM366 (7,000-10,000) – Lot 2119

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2120

*DESIRABLE KRIEGHOFF K-20 PARCOURS SPECIAL WITH CASE.

SN 101941. Cal. 20 ga. 3″ Chambers. 32″ Mono-bloc bbls are fitted with raised, ventilated, adjustable aiming point rib, and interchangeable choke tubes. Coin finished action features non-automatic safety and single selective trigger. Action is engraved in Parcours III Special style, with exceptionally well cut, full relief engraved game birds on each side; trio of pheasant on left, and grouse on right. This nicely detailed engraving is surrounded by sprays of scroll at corners, and line and acanthus borders. Bottom of action is marked “K-20” “KRIEGHOFF” and “Germany” in scroll flanked shield. Fine, nicely marbled and crotch figured European walnut pistol grip buttstock measures 14-7/8″ over adjustable KICKEEZ pad, and features adjustable comb, point pattern checkering at grip, which also has large right hand palm swell. Sporting clays schnabeled type forend has Deeley type release. Weight: 8 lbs. 8 oz. LOP: 14-7/8″. Krieghoff marked Americase is lined in royal blue velvet. CONDITION: Excellent, near new, with scant evidence of having been fired, with a few handling and assembly marks, most notably some light dents on left side of butt, and a sharp small knock on left side of forend. Mechanically crisp. Case is excellent with some scuffs. Interior has compressions and sharp edge worn almost through. 49183-13 MGM429 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2120

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2121

*KRIEGHOFF K80 UPLANDER ENGRAVED BY BADILINI WITH CASE.

SN 001661. Cal. 12 ga.3″ Chambers. 28″ Separated mono-bloc bbls fitted with raised, matted rib are marked with instruction information on top bbl and Krieghoff information on bottom of mono-bloc. Bbls are fitted with Krieghoff choke tubes. Nickel-plated K80 action with single selective trigger and non-automatic safety is engraved with near full coverage well cut large scrolling acanthus, as background for oval scenes of flying game birds; partridge on left side of action, and dove on right. Bottom of action is marked “K-80” “KRIEGHOFF” “GERMANY”. Engravers signature “Badilini” is on trigger plate. Exceptionally well figured and marbled European walnut ambidextrous pistol grip Monte Carlo stock measures 14-5/8″ over “Decelerator” sporting clays pad. Drop at heel: 2-5/8″, drop at rear of Monte Carlo: 1-7/8″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 8 lbs 2 oz. LOP: 14-5/8″. Krieghoff marked aluminum Americase is lined in royal blue deep pile velvet with “Krieghoff A Tradition of Performance” embroidered in lid. Case contains three choke tubes (two additional in gun) with wrench and stock removal tool. CONDITION: Excellent, near new, appears to have been fired very little since proof, with slight cartridge halos through damascening on breechface. There are a few light handling marks overall, most notably some small dents and pecks on rear of Monte Carlo. Action is tight. Mechanically crisp. Case has some scuffs and marks on exterior. Interior velvet shows compressions and rubs. 49305-15 MGM145 (8,000-12,000) – Lot 2121

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2122

*GOLD INLAID ABESSER & MERKEL SIDEPLATED BLITZ ACTION OVER-UNDER MILLER SINGLE TRIGGER HEAVY GAME GUN WITH CASE.

SN 22015. Cal. 12 ga. 32-3/4″ Bohler steel demi-bloc bbls are fitted with raised, matted, ventilated rib. Top left of bbl is engraved with steel information and stamped with proofs. Breech section is engraved with well cut medium scroll. Case hardened sideplated Blitz action features single Kersten bolt, non-automatic safety, and Miller single selective trigger. Top fence is well filed and engraved with relief oak leaves. Remainder of action has about 80% coverage well cut scroll with oak leaf highlights. This engraving on lockplates surrounds game scenes enhanced with gold inlay; a gold inlaid pheasant stands in foreground with engraved wooded background and two other pheasants, one standing behind the principal, and another flying overhead on the left. On the right lockplate a spaniel retrieves a gold inlaid duck while three others fly away over a marsh. Bottom of action is engraved with makers name, “SUHL” and “GERMANY”. A Miller trigger with selector at fore part has been installed, and trigger plate has been stamped “O” and “U”. Blued top lever and trigger guard are also scroll engraved. Well streaked and nicely fiddle figured flesh-toned European walnut sunburst horn capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-3/4″ over brown open sided white line pad. Stock features skip-line point pattern checkering, white line under grip cap, white inlet lozenge drop points, and a vacant German silver oval on toe line. Large matching 3-pc forend has inset ebony tip and Deeley release. Bore diameter: top -.718, bottom -.717. Bore restrictions: top -.017 (lt mod), bottom -.034 (full). Wall thickness: top -.032, bottom -.030. Drop at heel: 1-7/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 9 lbs 0 oz. LOP: 14-3/4″. Fine quality oak and brown leather case has brass corners, and is lined in scarlet cloth. Case contains pair of snap caps, square oil bottle, and case straps. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain nearly all of an old re-black. Action retains a considerable amount, perhaps as much as half of its orig case hardening color, that is quite gummed with oil or lacquer. Stocks retain most of what appears to be their orig finish with added oil or lacquer, which has crazed overall. Checkering is slightly worn. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Trigger works. Case is excellent, in and out, near new. 49029-15 MGM77 (6,000-10,000) – Lot 2122

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2123

*ABESSER & MERKEL SIDEPLATED BLITZ ACTION OVER-UNDER GAME GUN RETAILED BY SLOAN’S.

SN 21992. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 26″ Demi-bloc bbls with relatively wide matted rib are engraved “Sole U.S. Agents Sloan’s Sporting Goods Co Inc.” and “New York N.Y.”, along with steel info on either side of rib. Case hardened, OU, single Kersten, Blitz action is fitted with ornamental sideplates. It features non-automatic safety, reinforcing bolsters, and single selective trigger, with selector button at side. Action is engraved with 80% coverage typical Germanic scroll with some oak leaf highlights surrounding game and dog scenes at rear portions of sideplates; a dog (pointer ?) retrieves a fallen duck from marsh while three of its compatriots fly off, on left plate. Right plate portrays a covey of quail gathering under bush, with other members of covey flying in. Sides of bolsters are semi relief carved in oak leaf pattern. Bottom of action is engraved “Abesser & Merkel” “Suhl” and “GERMANY”. Blued trigger guard is also scroll engraved. Nicely figured and marbled sunburst horn capped pistol grip buttstock measures 13-1/2″ over base plate of old pad. Skip line checkering with broad mullered borders is at grip with broad flairs into buttstock. A silver oval on toe line is engraved “W”. Matching 3-pc ejector forend has inset light horn tip, and Deeley release. Bore diameter: top -.718, bottom -.718. Bore restrictions: top -.006 (IC), bottom -.005 (IC). Wall thickness: top -.026, bottom -.027. Drop at heel: 2-7/8″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 7 lbs 2 oz. LOP: 13-1/2″. 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: Very fine. Bbls retain over 90% of what appears to be orig blue. Action and lockplates retain a considerable amount of their orig case hardening color, perhaps as much as 50%. Stocks retain most of an old oil finish, possibly original, with a number of light and heavy scratches and marks. Checkering somewhat worn. Rubber portion of pad missing. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Ejectors are slightly out of time. Trigger works, but selector is stuck in “over” position, undoubtedly just gummy. Like all Abesser & Merkel guns this short barreled OU made for the American market, is of high quality. Copper topped spherical “certifiable pre-ban ivory” front sight. 49445-11 MGM384 IVORY (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2123

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2124

*DAINTY AND SCARCE .410 GREIFELT GRADE NO. 1 OVER-UNDER BOXLOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN WITH CASE.

SN 30988. Cal. .410. 2-1/2″ Chambers. This fine little gun, offered by VL&D, and Abercrombie & Fitch before WWII, has 26″ demi-bloc bbls fitted with full length matted rib. Top right of rib is engraved “VON LENGERKE & DETMOLD, INC”, and “NEW YORK” on left. Breech area is nicely rose and scroll engraved. Breech end of bottom bbl is marked “GERMANY” and “410 – 2-1/2”. Very small, blued, scallop-backed, boxlock action features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), double Kersten top fastener, reinforcing bolsters, and double triggers (front articulated). Action is engraved with 90% coverage varying sized simple scroll with floral bouquets and other highlights. This engraving surrounds well rendered game scenes with a group of four pheasant feeding in field on left, and four pigeons mucking about on right. “Greifelt & Co Suhl” is engraved under each scene. Reinforcing bolsters are deeply relief carved with exceptionally well cut oak leaves and acorns. Well marbled and nicely burl figured European walnut round knob pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over 5/8″ thick checkered horn buttplate. Point pattern checkering with line borders is at grip. Small 3-pc ejector forend has Anson type release. Bore diameter at muzzles: top -.386, bottom -.383. Wall thickness: top -.032, bottom -.038. Drop at heel: 2-5/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 4 lbs 7 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. High quality leather case with stitched leather corners is lined in burgundy cloth, and has gold embossed black leather A & F label in lid. Case contains a pair of snap caps, and an A&F marked square oil bottle. PROVENANCE: Booklet with factory letter with specifications of this particular gun, and historical information regarding Greifelts in general, including copies of ledger pages. CONDITION: Very fine, as refinished. Bbls retain over 95% of a re-black over some scattered light pitting and marks, engraving slightly washed. Action has also been re-blued, and retains nearly all of that blue, engraving still clear. Trigger guard and top lever are slightly silvered. Stocks retain nearly all of a hand rubbed oil finish, checkering re-cut. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Ejectors are strong and in time. There are three old stress cracks behind action running into side panels, which appear to be stable. Case leather is darkening, with a number of scuffs, rubs, and marks. Interior relined and cloth is excellent with some light rubs. New label is excellent, as are accessories. A delightful lightweight gun. 49630-1 MGM410 (7,000-10,000) – Lot 2124

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2126

*EXCEPTIONALLY FINE MERKEL 303-E SIDELOCK EJECTOR OVER-UNDER GAME GUN.

SN 39777. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 28″ Demi-bloc bbls fitted with matted, ventilated rib are engraved “GEBRUDER MERKEL SUHL” and “GERMANY” on ejector bosses which are exceptionally well engraved with open shaded scroll. Bottom bbl is stamped with Aug 1954 German nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. Coin finished, double Kersten, OU action features H&H type sidelocks, which are hand detachable with hidden hinged cover thumbpiece on right lock. Gun also features non-automatic safety and single selective trigger with selector button at right side of trigger. Action is near fully engraved with exceptionally well cut open, shaded, acanthus scroll. “Gebruder Merkel Suhl” is on bottom. Lockplates with no scroll are engraved with exceptionally fine scenes of canines and game; a pair of setters, one pointing a pair of flushing quail, while the other honors point, are on left lockplate. On right a fox peers over brow of hill hungrily anticipating a pheasant dinner, as five pheasant feed. Background details of this engraving are very well done. Blued top lever and trigger guard are scroll engraved. Dark and dense, nicely marbled and lightly figured European walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over leather faced open sided white line pad over 1/2″ of black and white spacers. Grip cap is of relief cast silver (?) with initial “C” (?) at bottom. A figured walnut Monte Carlo comb has been fitted over orig comb. Well carved open scroll is behind lockplates, and modified point pattern checkering is at grip, which makes a transition to butt with “chinstrap”. A gold oval on toe line is engraved “LMC” “WHITING” “N.J.”. Matching 3-pc ejector forend has Deeley release and engine turned internals. Ventilated rib bbls for Merkel shotguns have not been available for some time. Bore diameter: top -.719, bottom -.719. Bore restrictions: top -.036 (full), bottom -.028 (Imod). Wall thickness: top -.042, bottom -.044. Drop at heel: 2-1/2″, drop at rear of Monte Carlo: 1-7/16″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 8 lbs 2 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. 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. Bbls retain approx 90% of what appears to be orig blue. Coin finish of action is still light in color, all engraving sharp and clear. Stocks retain over 90% of what appears to be their orig hand rubbed oil finish, checkering lightly worn. A small sliver is missing from left side of added Monte Carlo. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Ejectors are in time. A scarce high grade post war Merkel. “Certifiable pre-ban ivory” bead sights. 49432-27 MGM397 IVORY (8,000-12,000) – Lot 2126

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2127

*FINE WAR TIME PRODUCTION MERKEL GRADE 203E SIDELOCK EJECTOR OVER-UNDER PIGEON OR TRAP GUN.

SN 27024. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. This obviously custom made top of the line shotgun has 30″ demi-block bbls fitted with matted, ventilated rib. Breech ends are nicely scroll engraved and marked “Gebruder Merkel Suhl” on left side, and “Suhler Waffenwerk” on right. Bbl flats are stamped with Nazi era nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers with a proof date of 10/40. Bottom of bottom bbl is stamped with SN, “Bohler Special”, and with Merkel logo, which also appears on rear lump and action face. Coin finished OU action features double Kersten bolt, hand detachable sidelocks with engine turned internals, raised rib tumbler end cocking indicators, reinforcing bolsters, and double triggers (front articulated). Action and lockplates are engraved with near full coverage of exceptionally well rendered large open shaded scroll. This scroll is somewhat more deeply cut on fences and bolsters. Bottom of action is engraved with makers name. Blued top lever is also scroll engraved, and is silver inlaid with numeral “2” which is also on forend iron and rear of rib. Scroll engraved and blued trigger guard has SN at grip. Lightly streaked and figured dense European walnut round knob pistol grip buttstock measures 14″ over ribbed horn buttplate, and features swept right hand shadow line cheekpiece, closely spaced checkering with line borders at grip, and a silver oval on toe line engraved with monogram “J de K” (?). Matching 14″ long 3-pc ejector forend has engine turned iron internals and Deeley release. Bore diameter: top -.719, bottom -.726. Bore restrictions: top -.037 (full), bottom -.009 (IC). Wall thickness: top -.030, bottom -.027. Drop at heel: 2-13/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7 lbs 8 oz. LOP: 14″. 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. Bbls retain essentially all of a satin re-blue over some light marks, lettering slightly softened. Action retains nearly all of its orig coin finish with some small areas of darkening and staining. Stocks retain nearly all of what appears to be their orig rubbed oil finish with some light marks and scratches, comb possibly taken down, checkering excellent but lightly worn. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Ejectors are strong and in time. Gun is in need of a good cleaning to remove lots of congealed oil. “Certifiable pre-ban ivory” twin beads. 49029-8 MGM11 IVORY (7,000-11,000) – Lot 2127

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2128

*EARLY POST WAR MERKEL MODEL 201E LEXUS OVER-UNDER GAME GUN WITH SILVER INLAY AND CARVED “CHECKERING”.

SN 40203. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 27-5/8″ bbls are fitted with low, matted, solid rib. Breech section is engraved with semi-relief oak leaves and acorns in shaded background. Left side is marked “GEBRUDER MERKEL SUHL”. Bottom bbl is stamped with 1954 German nitro proofs. Top ejector is stamped “70”. Rounded and blued scallop-backed OU action features dbl Kersten bolt, pin type cocking indicators, and dbl triggers (front articulated). Automatic ejectors. Reinforcing bolsters. Action is engraved with oak leaves and acorns matching bbls. Remainder of action has near full coverage of more acorns and oak leaves in somewhat less relief surrounding silver inlaid game scenes with a setter pointing a pair of flushing pheasant in a woodland clearing on left; and a trio of silver mallards flying over swamp on right. Bottom of action has circular vignette of silver hare bounding through underbrush. Trigger guard is silver inlaid “R.E. McNETT.” on bow. Boldly fiddle figured European walnut pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/8″ over checkered composition buttplate. Stock features small right hand shadow line cheekpiece, and relief carved oak leaves as “checkering”. Matching 3-pc field forend has Deeley release. Bore diameter: top -.721, bottom -.721. Bore restrictions: top -.012 (mod), bottom -.001 (cyl). Wall thickness: top -.035, bottom -.033. Drop at heel: 2-5/8″, drop at comb: 1-9/16″. Weight: 6 lbs 9 oz. LOP: 14-1/8″. 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, near new, with only a few light handling marks in wood and metal. Silver inlays beginning to tone at edges. Carving slightly “polished” by hand wear. Mechanically crisp. A pleasingly presented Merkel. “Certifiable pre-ban ivory” bead sight. 49185-1 MGM289 IVORY (9,000-12,000) – Lot 2128

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2129

*TFC MARKED PRE-WAR MERKEL TYPE OVER-UNDER PIGEON GUN RETAILED IN HUNGARY WITH CASE.

SN 6783. Cal. 12 ga. 30″ Demi-bloc bbls fitted with narrow, concave, matted, ventilated rib are gold inlaid “Pirk Jozsef Orokose” and “Dotzauer Karoly Budapest” on each side of breech section. Left sides of bbls under 3-pc forend top wood, are stamped with imperial German nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers, with proof date of 7/27. Bottoms of bbls are stamped “Bohler Antinit” with SN and makers monogram “TFC” (?). Merkel type sideplated boxlock OU action has “TFC” monogram on breechface, and features double Kersten bolt, non-automatic safety (ZARVA gold inlaid), and Miller single non-selective trigger. Action is beautifully engraved with relief olive leaves on bolsters, and otherwise has nearly full coverage of extremely well cut large open shaded scroll. The same gold inlaid names as found on bbls, are on each lockplate. Scroll engraved trigger guard has tang which extends to ivory grip cap. Beautifully marbled and figured European walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-3/8″ over black leather faced Silver type pad. Flat top point pattern checkering is at grip. A gold oval on toe line is engraved “TIR AUX PIGEONS” “GRAND PRIX DE PAU” and “1929 1/18 – 19″. Matching long ejector 3-pc forend has inset ivory tip and Anson release. Bore diameter: top -.725, bottom -.720. Bore restrictions: top -.032 (full), bottom -.027 (Imod). Wall thickness: top -.032, bottom -.033. Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-3/8”. Weight: 8 lbs 3 oz. LOP: 14-3/8”. Older oak and leather case with brass corners is lined in scarlet felt. 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. Bbls retain over 90% of an old re-black over some light marks and dents. Action and lockplates retain approx 40% orig case hardening color, the balance nicely silvered. Engraving on trigger guard tang is somewhat washed. Stocks retain most of an old oil refinish with a number of marks. There is a 2-1/2″ crack in forend running from bottom of iron forward to diamond shaped escutcheon. Forend iron has been drilled to reduce weight. Seven areas under wood of forend have been excavated for same reason. Bores are excellent with one or two light scores, and some light frosting. One very small dent on bottom of bottom bbl is about 13″ back from muzzle. Action is tight. Ejectors are out of time. Bottom ejector is “live”. Trigger works. Case leather has been painted black, and has many subsequent cracks and scuffs, especially on edges. Orig handle is detached, and fair. Interior felt is good with one area ripped away from removal of label (?). Twin bead sights, grip cap and forend inset are all “certifiable pre-ban ivory”. 49051-1 MGM42 IVORY (5,000-8,000) – Lot 2129

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2130

*28 GAUGE MERKEL 147EL WITH BOX.

SN 380065. Cal. 28 GA 26-3/4″ Shoe lump bbls are fitted with flat, matted, game rib, and are marked with importer, maker, and “MADE IN GERMANY” on top of left bbl, with steel information on right. Bbl flats are stamped with German nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. Coin finished, scallop-backed, boxlock action features automatic safety, Greener crossbolt third fastener, bushed strikers, reinforcing bolsters, and dbl triggers. Action is engraved with sprays of deeply cut scroll surrounding relief engraved game scenes; a group of grouse feeding on left side, and three pheasant, one standing, two flying on right. Engraving is signed “WH” at rear of left scene. Top lever and scroll engraved trigger guard are blued. Lightly fiddle figured, dense, European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-5/8″ over Merkel marked composition buttplate. Point pattern checkering is at grip. Long, fat, splinter ejector forend has Deeley type release. Bore diameter: left -.552, right -.552. Bore restrictions: left -.024 (full), right -.012 (mod). Drop at heel: 2-5/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs 2 oz. LOP: 14-5/8″. Green and white Merkel box contains packing materials and instruction booklet. CONDITION: Excellent, near new, with evidence of light field use, appears essentially unfired, with only light handling marks on wood and metal, however bottom of action has slightly browned and blue on front portion of trigger guard bow is considerably silvered. Right ejector won’t fire. Box is excellent. 49512-4 MGM286 (4,500-5,500) – Lot 2130

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2131

*FINE PREWAR GEORG KNAAK OVER-UNDER GAME GUN WITH EXCEPTIONAL ENGRAVING AND GOLD INLAY.

SN 14001. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 29-1/2″ Bbls fitted with matted, ventilated rib, are engraved “Deutsche Waffenfabrik Georg Knaak, Berlin S.W. 48 Germany”. Top sections of bbls have 6″ triangles of well cut scroll at breech ends, and ejector mortises have fine game scenes with gold inlaid semi-relief subjects; a pair of pheasant are on right, and a fox chases a rabbit with mountains in background on left. There are also 2-1/4″ triangles of scroll on either side of both muzzles. Blued, boxlock, OU, scallop-backed action features gold-plated single trigger with selector combined with safety, double Kersten top fastener, pin type cocking indicators, and reinforcing bolsters. Action is engraved in near full coverage very well executed, open, shaded, flowing scroll and acanthus. This fine engraving surrounds gold inlaid game scenes on each side; a setter watching two ducks flush with mountains in background on left, and a pointer pointing a pair of escaping pigeons with same background, on right. An unusual winged logo is on top of action. Trigger guard is of nylon. Dark, finely marbled, and extremely well figured European walnut ebony capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/4″ over checkered horn buttplate. Stock features a shadow line right hand cheekpiece, and fairly closely spaced checkering with carved borders at grip. Matching long 3-pc ejector forend has gold plated Deeley release. Carving is more extensive than that on butt, relief carved with acanthus flourishes. Bore diameter: top -.727, bottom -.729. Bore restrictions: top -.034 (full), bottom -.026 (mod). Wall thickness: top -.024, bottom -.026. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 8 lbs 2 oz. LOP: 14-1/4″. Gun comes with blue canvas leather trimmed case marked “Perazzi”, lined in blue patterned cloth. PROVENANCE: The Collection of Robert Burg. CONDITION: Excellent, as refurbished. Bbls and action retain over 90% of a satin re-blue, silvered on sharp edges, considerably silvered on bottom of forend iron. Newly made stocks retain essentially all of their fine hand rubbed oil finish. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Ejectors are strong and in time. Trigger works. Case is excellent. 49100-11 MGM427 (12,500-22,500) – Lot 2131

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2132

*LIGHTWEIGHT F. W. HEYM GRADE 4A SIDE-PLATED BOXLOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN.

SN 6116. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 26″ Dovetailed Krupp steel bbls fitted with slightly raised, concave, matted rib marked with grade and steel type in milled out section, are engraved with makers name and “Suhl Germany” on tops of bbls. Bbl flats are stamped with German imperial nitro proofs, bottoms of bbls with steel type, SN, and proof date of 5/31. Lightly colored case hardened side-plated boxlock action features automatic safety (SAFE engraved), pin type cocking indicators, square crossbolt and dolls head third fastener, side clips, reinforcing bolsters, and double triggers. Action is engraved with scrolling germanic acanthus with beaded background. Fences are deep relief carved, and have exceptionally well executed open acanthus scroll with a fine shaded background. Sideplates are near fully engraved with very well rendered portraits of game and dogs with a hound retrieving a dead rabbit on left lockplate, with another pair of bunnies escaping. Right lockplate depicts a nye of standing and strutting pheasant in open meadow. Broad striped European walnut horn capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over horn basket-weave buttplate, and features well cut closely spaced fancy bordered checkering, drop points, and a vacant silver oval on toe line. Long splinter ejector forend has inset schnabeled horn tip and Deeley type release. Bore diameter: left -.741, right -.738. Bore restrictions: left -.028 (Imp mod), right -.020 (Lt Mod). Wall thickness: left -.022, right -.021. Drop at heel: 2-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 5 lbs 14 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain over 90% orig blue with some light marks and scratches. Action retains most of its originally light case hardening color, nicely silvered from hand wear, giving dramatic enhancement to fine engraving and carving. Stocks retain nearly all of what appears to be their orig hand rubbed oil finish, with open grain, checkering slightly worn and soiled. Horn of buttplate shows some slight insect damage. Bores are excellent, with one or two minor light dings and slight bulges behind chokes. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Right ejector is “live”. A fine quality snappy gun. 48990-1 MGM2 (4,500-7,500) – Lot 2132

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2133

*J P SAUER & SON 12GA BOXLOCK LIGHTWEIGHT GAME GUN.

SN 132350. Cal. 12 Ga. 26″ Krupp steel bbls, 2-1/2″ chambers, dbl triggers, extractors, automatic safety. Matted rib with twin “certifiable pre-ban ivory” beads. Scalloped boxlock action with Greener crossbolt and side clips. Checkered splinter forend and pistol grip stock with lightly engraved steel grip cap. Trigger guard lightly engraved with SN at tang. Lightly engraved action. LOP 14-1/2″ over hardened red recoil pad. Weight 6 lbs. 1 oz. . Left bbl choke cylinder. Right bbl choke Imp. Mod. 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. Bbls retain most of a restored finish. Action retains hint of case colors in protected areas only. Forearm and buttstock checkering slightly worn but mostly visible with some added finish and tiny losses. Action shows a hint of looseness and would benefit from a gentle cleaning, will make a nice lightweight field gun. 49272-2 JSL12 C&R; IVORY (750-1,250) – Lot 2133

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2134

*DSCHULNIGG 16GA SIDELOCK GAME GUN.

SN 322054. Cal. 16 Ga. 28″ bbls. 2-3/4″ chambers. Gold plated double triggers (front trigger is articulated), auto ejectors and non-automatic safety. Matted rib with “certifiable pre-ban ivory” front sight. Rib marked “WAFFEN – DSCHULNIGG – SALZBERG”. Full sidelock action which is lightly scroll engraved near full coverage. Straight stock, splinter forend, “S” inlaid in gold in front of safety button. 15″ LOP over leather covered pad. Gun has sling swivels and silver stock shield with initials “SP”. 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: Overall very fine as partially restored. Frame is blued. Bbl shows 95%+ blued finish. Receiver retains virtually all of restored blue finish. Wood is excellent showing most of a fine hand rubbed finish. Bores are fine as are mechanics. 49322-1 JSL19 C&R; IVORY (2,500-4,500) – Lot 2134

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2135

*AUSTRIAN BOXLOCK GAME GUN.

SN 41644. Cal. .410 28″ bbls. 3″ chambers. Choked: FULL/FULL. Full length matted low profile ventilated rib marked with importer mark “CALIF ARMS CO. LOS ANGELES – MADE IN AUSTRIA”. Steel front bead sight. Frame marked with SN. Nickel plated, lightly checkered, single trigger, automatic ejector, non-automatic safety. Capped full pistol grip stock with 13-7/8″ LOP over bordered checkered butt, with slight Monte Carlo. Beautifully 4-point checkered buttstock with broad mullered border. Frame engraved with geese in marsh scene surrounded by scroll on left and pheasants in woods scene surround by scroll on right. Bottom of receiver nicely appointed with scroll in diamond and triangular pattern. Trigger guard lightly scroll engraved at bow and tang. 2-pc forearm with Deeley latch, nicely checkered with broad mullered border pattern. Double locking crossbolt feature. Reinforced action. Horn grip cap. Weight: 7 lb 2 oz. CONDITION: Excellent overall. Bbls retain 95% of their orig bbl blue. Receiver French gray with minor freckling and staining, though very nice overall. Buttstock and forend retain 90-95% of a professionally restored hand rubbed varnish. Mechanics are excellent. Bores are bright and shiny with light leading. 49415-7 JSL95 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2135

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2136

HIGH QUALITY FULL RELIEF ENGRAVED TOP LEVER HAMMER GUN WITH WHITWORTH BARRELS BY H. SCHERPING OF HANNOVER.

SN NSN. Cal. 16 ga. 2-9/16″ Chambers. 28-1/2″ Dovetailed steel bbls are engraved “H. SCHERPING HOF – BUCHSENMACHER HANNOVER.” on concave game rib with dolls head extension. There are 1″ triangles of well cut scroll and gold bands at breech ends. Bbl flats are devoid of any markings. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with British proofs and are engraved “SIR JOSEPH WHITWORTH’S” “FLUID COMPRESSED STEEL”. A sling loop is soldered to bottom rib. Round bodied top lever action with lever filed and shaped like a fish with gold eyes, is fitted with peninsula rebounding back action locks with round bodied serpentine hammers. Action and locks are profusely engraved with exceptionally well cut, detailed and shaded, relief oak leaves, branches, and acorns surrounding truly exceptional game scenes with a pair of black cock sparring on left side of action, and a setter chasing a flushing pair of grouse on right. Right lockplate depicts a pair of pheasant strutting through garden, and left lock has an extremely fine portrait of what could be the person for whom this gun was made, in hunting regalia with gun, peering over a rock. “H. SCHERPING” is engraved on left lock behind hammer and “HANNOVER” is behind hammer on right. A high relief monogram “TF” is in gold poincon at rear portion of top tang. Trigger guard is of horn, and is checkered on bow. Nicely fiddle figured European walnut round knob pistol grip buttstock has high hogback comb and measures 14-1/4″ over checkered wood butt. Stock features small shadow line right hand cheekpiece, point pattern checkering with broad mullered and line borders at grip, and a sling loop matching that on bbl, on toe line. Matching fully checkered splinter forend has pivoting lever release. Bore diameter: left -.665, right -.662. Bore restrictions: left -.020 (Mod), right -.007 recess (IC). Wall thickness: left -.029, right -.032. Drop at heel: 3-3/8″, drop at rear of comb: 2″, drop at front of comb: 2-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs 2 oz. LOP: 14-1/4”. CONDITION: Very fine, as refinished. Bbls retain over 90% of what appears to be a very old re-black, over some marks and scratches, with a few subsequent marks, mostly on right bbl where two dents have been raised. Action and locks retain traces of case color, but are mostly pewter gray, engraving remains excellent. Horn trigger guard is good with no insect damage, but has repaired crack at base. Stocks retain nearly all of an old oil refinish over numerous light marks, checkering competently re-cut. Bores are very fine, showing some scattered light pitting and a few striations, and the aforementioned areas of dent removal. Action is very slightly loose with forend removed, but tight with forend in place. Bbls are slightly off face. Locks are crisp. An exceptional steel barreled hammer gun by this highly regarded maker. 49224-13 MGM38 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2136

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2137

*CUSTOM GOLD INLAID 28 GAUGE GRULLA SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN.

SN 31-03-083-04. Cal. 28 GA 2-3/4″ Chambers. 28-1/4″ Chopper lump bbls fitted with screw chokes and low, narrow, concave game rib are marked “GRULLA ARMAS S. L. EIBAR MADE IN SPAIN” on top of right bbl. Engine turned bbl flats are stamped with Spanish nitro proofs for 28 ga and 2-3/4″ chambers. Case hardened, round bodied, H&H type sidelock action features non-automatic safety, bushed strikers, raised rib tumbler end cocking indicators, H&H type detachable sidelocks, and dbl triggers, front articulated. Action is engraved with near full coverage simple scroll as background for semi-relief gold inlays of flowers and birds. Fences are inlaid in leaf and ribbon design. Left lock portrays a pair of gold cock pheasant dueling, spurs raised. A pair of quail fly across right lockplate. Bottom of action has gold portrait of a retriever with a trio of on-coming quail are on trigger plate. Top lever is pierced in scroll design. Sgl beaded trigger guard bow is also pierced in foliate design with gold inlaid flowers. Exceptional burl figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over thin black Decelerator pad. Point pattern checkering is at grip. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release with gold inlaid spider on tip. Drop at heel: 2-1/16″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 6 lbs 4 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. Gun is accompanied by its orig box and packing materials and three additional Briley thin wall choke tubes (2 in gun) and wrench. PROVENANCE: Larry Baer Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent, showing little use, with scant evidence of having been fired, since proof, retaining essentially all of its orig finishes on wood and metal, with few light handling marks. Mechanically crisp. Box is fine. 49427-12 MGM260 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 2137

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2138

*PAIR OF ARRIETA XXV GAME GUNS.

SN 26799/ 26800. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 25″ Chopper lump bbls with Churchill ribs, are marked “Fca. de Escopetas Arrieta – Elgobar (Espana)” on tops of right bbls. Guns are made as a pair with numbers “1” and “2” gold inlaid on rear portions of ribs, top levers, and forend tips. Bbl flats are stamped with Spanish nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. Each bbl set is fitted with H & H type spring opening assist mechanism. Coin finished sidelock actions feature non automatic safeties, bushed strikers, and single triggers. Actions are engraved with British style rose and scroll. Bottoms of actions are marked “FABRICA DE” “Arrieta Y Cia” “ELGOIBAR”. Blued top levers and single beaded trigger guards are also scroll engraved. Nicely fiddle figured European walnut straight grip buttstocks measure 14-1/2″ over checkered wood butts and feature faceted drop points, diamond hands, point pattern checkering with mullered borders at grips, and brass ovals on toe lines engraved “C. R. A.” Matching splinter ejector forends have Anson releases. Gun no. “1”: Bore diameter: left-.723, right -.725. Bore restrictions: left -.019 (Mod), right -.010 (IC). Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 6 lbs. 12 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. Gun no. “2”: Bore diameter: left-.722, right -.723. Bore restrictions: left -.013 (Mod), right -.005 (IC). Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 6 lbs. 12 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. CONDITION: Excellent, showing limited field use. Bbls retain nearly all of their lustrous factory blue with a number of minor marks. Gun “1” has a number of considerable rubs on right bbl at front of forend. Actions retain nearly all their orig coin finish. Stocks have a number of handling marks in their orig finish, some relatively deep on gun no. “1”. Bores are excellent. Triggers do not set up for second shot. Guns are in need of some cleaning. 46430-2 MGM125 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 2138

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2139

*IVO FABBRI TITANIUM ACTION PINLESS SIDELOCK EJECTOR SINGLE TRIGGER OVER-UNDER GAME OR PIGEON GUN WITH CASE.

SN E1010. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. Finely struck 28-3/8″ demi-bloc bbls are fitted with medium width file cut flat solid rib gold inlaid “1” at rear. Gun is one of a pair with “1” engraved at rear of top tang and on forend tip. Left side of top bbl is engraved “IVO FABBRI – BRESCIA”. “FABBRI SS 2002 STEEL” is on right. Bottom bbl flat is stamped with makers name, gauge, importer, SN, and 2007 Italian nitro proofs. Dark anodized low profile OU action with pinless sidelocks, is made of titanium, noted for its extreme strength combined with light weight. Action features automatic safety (SAFE engraved) and single non-selective trigger. Action and lockplates are engraved with classic small scroll and rose bouquets in “British Best” tradition. “IVO FABBRI” is on both sides of action under lockplates, and on bottom. Engravers signature (Creative Art) is on trigger plate. Small bow trigger guard has SN at grip. Exhibition quality, beautifully flame/ fiddle figured, well streaked, European walnut extreme pistol grip buttstock measures 14-5/8″ over thin black Decelerator pad. Well cut point pattern checkering with line border is at grip. A vacant gold oval is on toe line. Matching one piece full forend has gold pigeon sitting on branch inlet into wood at rear. Bore diameter: top -.733, bottom -.734. Bore restrictions: top -.011 (IC), bottom -.011 (IC). Drop at heel: 1-15/16″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 6 lbs 8 oz. LOP: 14-5/8″. High quality tan leather two gun motor case by Nizzoli has stitched leather corners. Case is lined in burgundy cloth and has Fabbri paper label in lid. PROVENANCE: Copy of letter from Tullio Fabbri stating that “they are the first pair of titaniums ever shipped to the U.S. These guns are the first choice of the King of Spain, and many other people that pride quality and performance above all.” He goes on to explain many of the special features and materials inherent in the making of Fabbri guns today, not only the titanium actions, but also including their special bbl steel, micro welded construction, and superior finishing, including a black colored diamond coating of the bbl surface. CONDITION: Excellent, essentially as new with little evidence of firing since proof, with only one or two of the lightest marks in all finishes on wood and metal, most notably two or three light scratches on butt. Mechanically crisp. Case leather is excellent, with a few scuffs. Interior is excellent. Fabbri is the creator of some of the finest guns in the world. The Titanium model currently starts at 125,000 euros in Italy without engraving. The light weight action of the Titanium model yields a gun with exceptional dynamics. Gun no. “2” of the pair is also in this auction. 49335-1 MGM90 (100,000-150,000) – Lot 2139

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2140

*IVO FABBRI TITANIUM ACTION PINLESS SIDELOCK EJECTOR SINGLE TRIGGER OVER-UNDER GAME OR PIGEON GUN WITH CASE.

SN E1011. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. Finely struck 28-3/8″ demi-bloc bbls are fitted with medium width file cut flat solid rib gold inlaid “2” at rear. Gun is no. 2 of a pair with “2” engraved at rear of top tang and on forend tip. Left side of top bbl is engraved “IVO FABBRI – BRESCIA”. “FABBRI SS 2002 STEEL” is on right. Bottom bbl flat is stamped with makers name, gauge, importer, SN, and 2007 Italian nitro proofs. Dark anodized low profile OU action with pinless sidelocks, is made of titanium, noted for its extreme strength combined with light weight. Action features automatic safety (SAFE engraved) and single non-selective trigger. Action and lockplates are engraved with classic small scroll and rose bouquets in “British Best” tradition. “IVO FABBRI” is on both sides of action under lockplates, and on bottom. Engravers signature (Creative Art) is on trigger plate. Small bow trigger guard has SN at grip. Beautifully flame/ fiddle figured, well streaked European walnut extreme pistol grip buttstock measures 14-5/8″ over thin black Decelerator pad. Well cut point pattern checkering with line border is at grip. A vacant gold oval is on toe line. Matching one piece full forend has gold pigeon sitting on branch inlet into wood at rear. Bore diameter: top -.733, bottom -.734. Bore restrictions: top -.011 (IC), bottom -.011 (IC). Drop at heel: 1-7/8″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 6 lbs 8 oz. LOP: 14-5/8″. High quality tan leather trunk case by Nizzoli has stitched leather corners. Case is lined in scarlet cloth and has large Fabbri paper label in lid. Case contains an array of high quality accessories including 2-pc ebony and brass cleaning rod with mop, jag, and brush in tan leather wallet, round brass oil bottle, brass and ebony snap caps, ebony handled chamber brush, and ebony handled torex turnscrew. All tools are marked “IVO FABBRI”. PROVENANCE: Copy of letter from Tullio Fabbri stating that “they are the first pair of titaniums ever shipped to the U.S. These guns are the first choice of the King of Spain, and many other people that pride quality and performance above all.” He goes on to explain many of the special features and materials inherent in the making of Fabbri guns today, not only the titanium actions, but also including their special bbl steel, micro welded construction, and superior finishing, including a black colored diamond coating of the bbl surface. CONDITION: Excellent, essentially as new with no evidence of firing since proof, with only one or two of the lightest marks in all finishes on wood and metal. Mechanically crisp. Case leather is excellent, with a few scuffs. Interior is excellent. All accessories are excellent to new. Fabbri is the creator of some of the finest guns in the world. The Titanium model currently starts at 125,000 euros in Italy without engraving. The light weight action of the Titanium model yields a gun with exceptional dynamics. Gun no. “1” of this pair is also in this auction. 49335-2 MGM91 (100,000-150,000) – Lot 2140

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2141

*CLASSIC IVO FABBRI SIDELOCK OVER-UNDER PIGEON GUN ENGRAVED BY ALBERTO PASOLINI WITH CASE.

SN E564. Cal. 12 GA 2-3/4″ Chambers. Finely struck 30″ demi-bloc bbls are fitted with low, broad, file cut, ventilated rib and engraved “IVO FABBRI BRESCIA ITALY” on top left, and “BOEHLER BLITZ SUPER STEEL” on right. Bbl flats are stamped with 1980 Italian nitro proofs. Importers name and address (Buckhorn Trading Post, Dallas Texas) are marked on right side of bottom bbl under forend. Finely sculpted, case hardened, low profile, OU action fitted with sidelocks, features non-functional safety, non-selective sgl trigger, vented breechfaces, and incised line tumbler end cocking indicators. Action is engraved in classically styled, well cut, rose and scroll. “IVO FABBRI BRESCIA” is on bottom of action. Engravers signature (Alberto Pasolini) is on right side of trigger plate. Top lever and trigger guard with matching scroll engraving are blued. SN is at grip. Nicely veined and lightly fiddle figured European walnut pistol grip buttstock measures 14-3/4″ over black open sided Fabbri marked pad. Matching, slim, 1-pc forend with Anson type release, is nearly fully checkered, and has flush gold inlaid pigeon on bottom rear. Bore diameter: top -.725, bottom -.726. Bore restrictions: top -.038 (full), bottom -.026 (Imod). Drop at heel: 1-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-9/16″. Weight: 8 lbs 0 oz. LOP: 14-3/4″. Well made tan leather case with stitched leather corners is lined in scarlet velvet, and contains a key. CONDITION: Excellent, showing very limited use, near new, with only a few light handling marks, and a hint of silvering on action. Mechanically crisp. Ejectors are perfectly timed. Case is very fine, with a number of marks and scuffs. Straps and handle are fine. Interior cloth is very fine with some marks, compressions, and light soiling. Although understated, this gun is of the exceptional quality typical of Ivo Fabbri. 49181-14 MGM263 (40,000-70,000) – Lot 2141

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2142

*IVO FABBRI BEST SIDELOCK EJECTOR SINGLE TRIGGER PIGEON GUN WITH EXTRA SET OF BARRELS AND CASE.

SN E484. (1972) Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers with long forcing cones. 29″ Chopper lump barrels with raised, flat, matted ribs, have “1″ and “2″ inlaid in gold on rear portions of ribs. Bbls are engraved “Armi. Fabbri. Brescia” and “Made in Italy” on left bbl, and “- Bohler Super Blitz Steel -” on right. Bbl flats are stamped with Italian nitro proofs, SN, and “I. Fabbri”. Bbl set no. “1″ has been ported, 11 ports on top of each bbl, and has had Briley chokes installed. Case hardened full sidelock action features automatic safety (“Safe” in gold background), line engraved tumbler end cocking indicators, Webley and Scott style vented strikers, and non-selective single trigger. Action and lockplates have 70% coverage of well cut traditional bouquet and scroll. Signature of highly regarded engraver “F. Iora” is in front of trigger guard bow. Trigger guard has SN inlaid in gold on tang. Flesh-toned, nicely veined, and somewhat figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over black “Decelerator” pad, and features very cleanly cut 32 LPI point pattern checkering with line border. Matching beavertail forend has Anson release, and gold pigeon inlaid in front of iron. BBL set no. “1″: Bore diameter: left -.726 with Briley chokes, right -.726 with Briley chokes. Wall thickness: left -.034, right -.032. Drop at heel: 1-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 7 lbs. 13 oz, LOP 14-1/2″. BBL set no. “2″: Bore diameter: left -.725, right -.726. Bore restrictions: left -.016 (Mod), right -.025 (IM). Wall thickness: left -.038, right -.032. Drop at heel: 1-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Aluminum “Americase” has combination lock, is lined in dark green velvet, and contains 1 Briley choke (2 in gun) and Beretta marked bags for action and each bbl set. 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. Bbls retain nearly all of their lustrous blue. Action retains about 60% of its case hardening color, silvered on beads, and graying on fences and bottom. Left lockplate retains 90% color, and right approximately 70%, with evidence of cleaning toward front. Stocks retain virtually all of their rubbed oil finish with a few minor marks. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time, and trigger works. Bores are excellent. Case is excellent. Fabbri guns are considered to be perhaps the highest quality shotguns available today, and the company produces approximately 30 guns per year. Mid beads are “certifiable pre-ban ivory”. 49305-17 MGM124 IVORY (20,000-30,000) – Lot 2142

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2143

*EXQUISITE IVO FABBRI SIDE BY SIDE SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN ENGRAVED BY C. TOMASONI WITH CASE.

SN E584. (1982) Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. Beautifully struck 27-1/2″ chopper lump bbls fitted with concave, matted rib, are engraved “ARMI FABBRI BRESCIA ITALY” and “VACUUM ARC REMELTING STEEL” on tops. Bbl flats are stamped with 1982 nitro proofs, “6”, “10”, SN, makers name and importers name and address (CT Shotgun). Coin finished sidelock action features non-automatic safety (SAFE engraved), engraved line tumbler end cocking indicators, and single non-selective trigger. Action is beautifully engraved with a mixture of small scroll and larger open scrolling acanthus with some floral highlights surrounding exceptional Bulino scene on bottom of action of flushing pheasant with hunter mounting gun in background. Lockplates are Bulino engraved with other fine game scenes; a flock of mallards are settling into marsh, with another mallard bathing in foreground, of left lock, right with lovely scene of partridge flying from hillside with cropland in distance, being pointed by pointer. A similar scene (without dog) is illustrated as figure 118 in MODERN FIREARMS ENGRAVINGS by Mario Abbiatico, as done by Claudio Tomasoni. Engraving on this gun is by Tomasoni, with his signature appearing at the bottom of each game scene on lockplates, and on trigger plate. “IVO FABBRI” is on bottom of each side of action. Top lever and trigger guard have scroll and acanthus engraving to match action. SN is at grip. Understated but elegant dark streaked and lightly figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-3/8″ over checkered wood butt. Well cut borderless point pattern checkering is at grip. Matching beavertail ejector forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left -.726, right -.727. Bore restrictions: left -.038 (full), right -.027 (Imod). Wall thickness: left -.029, right -.020. Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs 14 oz. LOP: 14-3/8″. Fine quality russet leather case with brass corners and central brass medallion, has burgundy colored canvas outer cover with brown leather trim, with central leather medallion gold embossed “VRG”. Case is lined in dark green suede, and has three covered compartments with brass knobs, and space for seven cartridges in wood block. CONDITION: Excellent, near new, with scant evidence of light field use. Bbls retain essentially all of their exquisite satin black finish, with one or two light marks, mostly on bottom of right bbl. Action retains essentially all of its coin finish with some scattered light oxidation marks on bottom left. Stocks have some light scratches and handling marks in their orig rubbed oil finish, checkering very slightly darkened. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Bbls are on face, with only a hint of cartridge halos on breechface. Ejectors are strong and in time. Trigger works. Case leather is excellent with only a few light marks, as protected by its outer cover, which has some scuffs. Zippers work. Case handle is excellent. Interior is excellent. An opportunity to own one of the world’s finest guns, embellished by a renowned master. 49305-16 MGM88 (20,000-30,000) – Lot 2143

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2144

*SUPERB FLLI RIZZINI R1-E 20 BORE GAME GUN WITH EXCEPTIONAL SWAN THEME ENGRAVING BY MUFFOLINI WITH CASE.

SN 2230. Cal. 20 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. Beautifully struck 28″ chopper lump bbls are engraved “Flli RIZZINI – MAGNO V.T.” on narrow, game rib. Bbl flats are stamped with year 2000 Italian nitro proofs. Bottom of right bbl is engraved with importers name (William Larkin Moore). Coin finished, sidelock action features non-automatic safety and single non-selective trigger. It is engraved with full coverage truly exceptional semi-relief climbing and trailing open acanthus and scroll. This exceptional engraving melds into central motif of quartering portrait of swan, wing outstretched, on each lockplate. Bottom of action portrays this same swan face on. Fences are more deeply carved with scroll and acanthus. This theme extends to top lever and trigger guard. SN is on tang. This striking engraving is by noted Italian engraver Stefano Muffolini, whose signature is on trigger plate. Beautifully marbled and lightly figured red-toned European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-7/8″ over skip line checkered wood butt. Stock shaping is flawless with sharp fields around lockplates, and crisp transition to grip, which is checkered in very well cut flat top borderless point pattern. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left -.630, right -.632. Bore restrictions: left -.015 (mod), right -.009 (IC). Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 6 lbs 3 oz. LOP: 14-7/8″. High quality tan leather case with stitched leather corners has green canvas outer cover with russet leather trim. Interior is lined in olive green felt, and has large paper Rizzini label in lid, along with info label for this gun. Case contains 2-pc walnut and brass cleaning rod with mop, brush, and jag (still in tissue), a pair of snap caps, and a round oil bottle. CONDITION: Essentially as new, appears unfired since proof, with only the faintest of light handling and assembly marks on wood and metal. Case leather is excellent, as protected by its outer cover, which has some scuffs and rubs. Interior is excellent. This esteemed maker produces fewer than a dozen guns each year, with a tariff of approx $100,000.00 each before engraving. 49417-21 MGM363 (65,000-95,000) – Lot 2144

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2145

*NICELY MATCHED PAIR OF PIOTTI “KING – 1” SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME GUNS MADE FOR J. RIGBY & CO WITH CASE.

SN 8863/ 8864. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 28″ Chopper lump bbls with swamped, narrow game ribs, have gold inlaid “1” and “2” at rear portions. Guns are a true pair with “1” and “2” gold inlaid on top levers and forend tips. Bbls are engraved “Made for J Rigby & C. London” and “By Fratelli Piotti of Gardone V.T. Italy”. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with 1990 Italian nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. Coin finished sidelock actions feature automatic safeties (S inlaid in gold), raised arrow tumbler end cocking indicators, and double triggers (front “loose”). Actions and lockplates are engraved with well cut traditional small scroll with rose bouquet highlights. Coin finished single beaded trigger guards have SNs at grips. “Flli. Piotti Italy” is on each lockplate. Well matched, dark veined and lightly figured European walnut straight grip buttstocks measure 15-1/2″ over fully checkered wood butts. Stocks feature drop points, diamond hands, closely spaced borderless point pattern checkering, and .585 marked gold ovals engraved with initials “JWS”. Matching splinter ejector forends have Anson releases. BBL set no. “1”: Bore diameter: left -.727, right -.727. Bore restrictions: left -.025 (Lt Mod), right -.014 (I mod). Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs 11 oz. LOP: 15-1/2″. BBL set no. “2”: Bore diameter: left -.727, right -.727. Bore restrictions: left -.027 (I mod), right -.016 (mod). Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs 11 oz. LOP: 15-1/2″. High quality brown leather 2- gun motor case with stitched leather corners is embossed “J.W.S.” on top. Case is lined in burgundy cloth and has gold embossed black leather Rigby label in lid. Case contains 2-pc rosewood and brass cleaning rod and a Rigby bench cloth. CONDITION: Excellent, showing evidence of little use, with light cartridge halos on breechfaces. Most finish loss on bbls is due to contact with forend during firing. There are a few scattered light marks. Coin finish is excellent, as are stocks, with only a few handling marks in their hand rubbed oil finish, and slight compressions to checkering on butts. Bores are excellent. Actions are tight. Ejectors are strong and in time. Case leather is excellent with a few light rubs and some small dots of white paint. Straps and handle are excellent. Interior cloth and label are excellent. Cloth lightly soiled. A great pair of classically styled game guns with a current retail of over $39,000.00 each. 49305-3 MGM146 (25,000-35,000) – Lot 2145

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2146

*INTERESTING EARLY PIOTTI SIDELOCK EJECTOR OVER-UNDER GAME GUN WITH CASE.

SN 3898. Cal. 12 GA 1968. This fine gun by this highly regarded Italian maker is virtually identical to the Merkel 203E and was undoubtedly sourced from them. It has 27-1/2″ demi-bloc bbls with low, matted, ventilated rib. Top bbl is engraved “F PIOTTI GARDONE VT” on left side, and “ACCIAIO PHONIX” on right. Bbls are stamped with 1968 nitro proofs. Coin finished OU action with H&H type detachable sidelocks, features non-automatic safety, double Kersten bolt, filed in arrow head tumbler end cocking indicators, and dbl triggers (front articulated). Action is engraved with near full coverage large, flowing, acanthus scroll. This engraving is somewhat deeper on fences and bolsters. Blued top lever has thumbpiece pierced and relief engraved in scroll and floral motif. Blued trigger guard has SN at grip. Well streaked and lightly figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-3/8″ over Silver type pad, and has closely spaced point pattern checkering at grip. Three piece ejector forend has Deeley type release and silver oval at rear engraved with monogram “DR”. Bore diameter: top -.728, bottom -.728. Bore restrictions: top -.031 (full), bottom -.021 (mod). Wall thickness: top -.029, bottom -.026. Drop at heel: 1-3/4″, drop at comb: 1-5/16″. Weight: 7 lbs 6 oz. LOP: 14-3/8″. Brown leather case with brass corners and two combination locks is lined in dark green felt, and contains 3-pc beech and brass cleaning rod. CONDITION: Excellent, showing evidence of light field use. Blue of bbls silvered on sharp edges with a number of light marks and scratches. Coin finish of action is excellent. Blued trigger guard considerably silvered at grip. Stocks have a number of light scratches and marks in their orig rubbed oil finish. Pad appears to be relatively new. Checkering is lightly worn and dirty. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Ejectors are in time. Case leather is excellent with some light marks. Interior is excellent. 49512-5 MGM284 (9,000-12,000) – Lot 2146

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2147

*LOVELY 20 BORE FLLI BERTUZZI SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN WITH EXCEPTIONALLY FINE GAME SCENE ENGRAVINGS BY DASSA WITH CASE.

SN 5906. Cal. 20 ga. 3″ Chambers. Finely struck 26-1/2″ chopper lump bbls with flat, narrow, matted rib, are engraved “ARMI Flli BERTUZZI GARDONE V.T. ITALY” on left side of left bbl. Makers name is inlaid in gold. Bbl flats are stamped with 1991 Italian nitro proofs, and with makers name. Bottoms of bbls with chamber and choke information, are engraved with importers name and address (William Larkin Moore). Coin finished, full sidelock action features non-automatic safety, bushed strikers, and double triggers (front articulated). Action is filed with well done beads and fillets and rounded lockplates. Action is engraved with near full coverage of a combination of very well cut miniscule scroll with unengraved areas on beads as counterpoint to truly exceptional Bulino renditions of small game birds in realistic backgrounds with dramatic skies; pair of chukar partridge fly out of mountainous terrain on left lock, trio of quail erupt from hedgerow into open cropland on right. Another pair of quail flush through trees on bottom of action. “ARMI Flli BERTUZZI” is on left side of action and “ITALY GARDONE VT” is on right. This exceptional engraving is signed by the well known Dassa brothers on trigger plate with a date of “’91”. Top lever and single beaded trigger guard are also engraved with miniscule scroll. SN is on banner at grip. Lightly marbled and nicely figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-3/4″ over black leather covered pad, and features drop points, standard point pattern checkering, and a gold oval on toe line engraved “GWH”. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release and central diamond is inlet with gold Bertuzzi crest. Bore diameter: left -.622, right -.621. Bore restrictions: left -.011 (lt mod), right -.006 (IC). Wall thickness: left -.033, right -.037. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-5/16″. Weight: 6 lbs 0 oz. LOP: 14-3/4″. Makers brown leather case by Nizzoli is lined in olive green felt, and has gold embossed black leather Bertuzzi label in lid. CONDITION: Excellent, showing evidence of light field use, with a few scattered marks on wood and metal, most noticeably a light scratch under one partridge on left lockplate, and some other light marks on butt and forend. Forend finish shows light wear, and some smoothing of checkering from hand wear. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are strong and in time. Case leather is excellent with a few scuffs and rubs on edges. Straps and handle are fine. Interior cloth has some rubs and marks, and space where lump fits has been repaired with tape. These beautiful guns will never be made again as the Bertuzzi brothers retired a few years ago. 49305-6 MGM192 (8,000-12,000) – Lot 2147

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2148

*FINE 28 BORE ABBIATICO & SALVINELLI JOREMA SIDELOCK OVER-UNDER GAME GUN WITH CASE.

SN 708. Cal. 28 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. This finely crafted gun by this renowned firm, has 26″ demi-bloc bbls fitted with flat, matted, ventilated rib. “Abbiatico & Salvinelli” is inlaid in gold on top left. Bbl flats are stamped with 1988 Italian nitro proofs for 28 ga. and with SN and “MADE IN ITALY”. Small, low profile, coin finished, OU action is fitted with pinless sidelocks, and features non-automatic safety and sgl non-selective trigger. Action is engraved along sides of beads onto top fence and continuing to top lever and top tang, with very well cut, open, attenuated acanthus and ribbons with dark shaded background. Remainder of action and lockplates are plain finished with borders gold wire inlaid. Hinge pin pivot is gold wire inlaid, with more flush gold light scroll at central portion of each lockplate. Makers name is gold inlaid in script at the bottom of each plate. Relief scroll is also on front portion of trigger plate, and on single beaded trigger guard, where it appears on bow and on tang. SN is gold inlaid at rear of tang. This very pleasing engraving and gold design is signed by two different engravers on trigger plate. Strikingly fiddle figured and nicely marbled European walnut round knob pistol grip buttstock measures 14-5/8″ over russet leather covered pad. Stock features drop points, and very well cut point pattern checkering with mullered borders at grip. Matching slim one piece forend has interesting Anson type release, actuated by sliding a relief cast A&S crest/ button at central portion, instead of having button at tip. Bore diameter: top -.551, bottom -.551. Bore restrictions: top -.017 (full), bottom -.007 (IC). Drop at heel: 2-3/4″, drop at comb: 1-9/16″. Weight: 5 lbs 15 oz. LOP: 14-5/8″. Fine quality leather case with stitched leather corners is lined in scarlet velvet, and has brown leather A&S label stitched into lid. Case contains pair of snap caps, striker bottle with spare strikers, and an A&S marked round oil bottle. CONDITION: Excellent, near to new, with some very light evidence of having been fired since proof, with a few handling and assembly marks on bbls, and light scratches and marks, mostly on bottom of buttstock. Mechanically crisp. Case leather has some light scuffs. Interior lightly soiled, with some compressions and rubs. A nicely appointed lightweight gun. 49417-28 MGM362 (18,000-28,000) – Lot 2148

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2149

*BOSIS “WILD” HEAVY GAME OR CLAYS GUN WITH CASE.

SN 0003. Cal. 12 ga. 29-1/2″ Mono-bloc bbls fitted with Briley screw-in chokes, have ventilated side ribs and matted ventilated rib. Bbls are engraved “Luciano Bosis Brescia” on top left. Bbl flats are engraved with 2007 Italian nitro proofs, makers name, SN, and importers stamp (BSA). Nicely filed, coin finished, low profile, OU action features non-automatic safety and single non-selective trigger. Action has minimal, but elegant, sprays of exceptionally well cut small scroll engraving, and geometric borders. Bottom of action is tastefully engraved with “Luciano Bosis” on scrolled ribbon surmounted by lion rampant, surmounted by a crown. Beautifully dark marbled, stump figured, European walnut large pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over black Decelerator pad. Stock features right hand palm swell, and point pattern checkering with line border at grip. Matching semi-beavertail forend has Anson type release. Drop at heel: 1-7/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7 lbs 15 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. High quality dark brown leather case with stitched leather corners by Emmebi, has paper Bosis label in lid, is lined in purple velvet, and contains plastic container holding five Briley choke tubes (two also in gun), wrench, as well as case instructions. CONDITION: Excellent, showing very little evidence of firing. Metal condition remains near new with a few very light marks. Stocks have scattered marks, one or two fairly deep on left side of butt. Bores are excellent. Mechanically crisp. Case leather is excellent, with a few marks and scuffs. Straps and handle are excellent. Interior cloth has compressions and light soiling. Label is somewhat tattered at center. A very fine understated gun by this world renowned maker. 49305-7 MGM121 (8,000-12,000) – Lot 2149

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2150

*EARLY FAMARS SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN WITH CASE.

SN 29198. (1973) Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 27-5/8″ Dovetailed bbls with slightly raised, concave game rib, are engraved “Armi Famars” on top of left bbl. Bbl flats are stamped with 1973 Italian nitro proofs, SN, and “FAMARS”. Coin finished full sidelock action features automatic safety, bushed strikers, and double triggers (front articulated). Lockplates are slightly rounded in Boss style. Top lever is pierced. Action is engraved with 90% coverage medium scroll with floral and foliate highlights. Engravers signature is on trigger plate. Top lever and trigger guard with matching engraving are blued. Flesh-toned, dark streaked and light stump figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-1/4″ over checkered wood butt, and features point pattern checkering at grip. A vacant silver oval is on toe line. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left -.728, right -.727. Bore restrictions: left -.039 (extra full), right -.020 (mod). Wall thickness: left -.032, right -.031. Drop at heel: 2-3/16″, drop at comb: 1-5/16″. Weight: 6 lbs 13 oz. LOP: 14-1/4″. Tan, trapezoidal, VC type leather case is lined in purple cloth, and has gold embossed Famars label in lid. PROVENANCE: Letter from Famars USA with info regarding this gun, and stating that the current replacement cost for a “Venere” sidelock is approx $75,000.00. CONDITION: Excellent, near new, with a number of light marks and scratches on bbls, mostly at breech ends. Coin finish is generally excellent, bright on beads, with some oil darkening. Stocks are excellent with a few minor light pings. Bores are excellent. Mechanically crisp. Case leather is excellent with some very light scuffs. Handle is excellent. Interior cloth has only one or two light compressions. 49469-1 MGM189 (8,000-12,000) – Lot 2150

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2151

*28 GAUGE PERUGINI & VISINI MAESTRO “LUSSO” OVER-UNDER GAME GUN ENGRAVED BY TOMASONI WITH EXTRA 20 GAUGE BARRELS, TRIGGER GROUP, AND CASE.

SN 3175. Cal. 20 ga/ 28 ga. 30″ Mono-bloc bbls with narrow ventilated ribs, are gold inlaid “PERUGINI & VISINI” on left sides of mono-blocs. Right sides are engraved “NUVOLERA BRESCIA ITALY”. Bottoms of mono-blocs are stamped with 2007 Italian nitro proofs, and with SNs. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with importers name and address (Hi-Grade Imports). Coin finished, low profile, nicely sculpted, sideplated action with removal trigger group, sporting gold-plated single selective trigger (extra trigger group with single non-selective trigger is in case), is exquisitely engraved with near full coverage cleanly executed and nicely shaded semi-relief large open scroll with acanthus highlights. This fine engraving frames well done Bulino portrait of sitting labrador on bottom of action; with two renditions of Diana, Goddess of the Hunt, walking with bow and quiver on top lever, and with a spear on trigger guard bow. Labrador portrait is signed “C. Tomasoni”, noted engraver from Brescia. Exceptional, beautifully marbled and slab-cut burl figured, flesh-toned European walnut round knob pistol grip buttstock measures 15-1/4″ over black rifle pad. Point pattern checkering with line borders is at grip. A gold oval engraved “S” is on toe line. Slim one piece matching forend is inlaid with P & V opposed unicorn trademark, and with a flushing pheasant, both in gold, and has Deeley type release. 28 GAUGE BBLS: Bore diameter: top -.550, bottom -.549. Bore restrictions: top -.025 (full), bottom -.018 (mod). Drop at heel: 1-3/4″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 7 lbs 6 oz. LOP: 15-1/4″. 20 GAUGE BBLS: Bore diameter: top -.627, bottom -.632. Bore restrictions: top -.026 (full), bottom -.026 (full). Drop at heel: 1-11/16″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 7 lbs 2 oz. LOP: 15-1/4″. High quality russet pigskin leather case with stitched leather corners has green canvas outer cover with leather trim. Case is lined in red cloth with gold embossed black P & V label in lid, with space for action and both sets of bbls. Case contains spare trigger/ firing group with single non-selective trigger, spare strikers, two pairs of snap caps (20 ga and 28 ga), and a square oil bottle. Also included are black velvet bags for action and both bbl sets. CONDITION: Excellent, near new, showing evidence of very limited firing since proof, with only a few minor handling marks in wood and metal. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Mechanically crisp. Case is excellent with a few scratches in exterior leather. Outer cover shows some light wear and scuffs. Interior is excellent with a few compressions and light soiling. Accessories are excellent. 49249-5 MGM144 (15,000-25,000) – Lot 2151

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2152

*PERUGINI & VISINI “KENNEDY COMPETITION” MAESTRO O/U WITH GOLD INLAY AND ENGRAVING BY R. GRECO WITH CASE.

SN 2740. Cal. 12 GA 2-3/4″ Chambers. 30″ Demi-bloc bbls fitted with matted, ventilated top rib and ventilated side ribs, are marked “KENNEDY COMPETITION” and “MADE BY PERUGINI & VISINI ITALY” on left rear. Bbl flats are stamped with 2002 Italian nitro proofs and SN. Low profile, coin finished, OU action with ornamental sideplates and removable trigger group features non-automatic safety and gold-plated sgl non-selective trigger adjustable for position. Action is engraved with exceptionally well cut, large, open, shaded, acanthus scroll with foliate highlights surrounding a trio of semi-relief gold inlaid quail flushing from cover on bottom which is also inlaid “PERUGINI & VISINI”. Left sideplate depicts another covey of quail flushing away from viewer from tangled brushland. Right side depicts more quail also departing from open meadow, one member turning away from viewer. This interesting and well done engraving is by “R. Greco” noted Belgian engraver, whose signature appears on left side of trigger group. Fine exhibition quality dramatically marbled and nicely flame figured European walnut flared pistol grip buttstock measures 14-3/4″ (rear trigger position) over black KICKEEZ pad. Point pattern checkering with line borders is at grip. Matching slim 1-pc forend has Anson type release. Bore diameter: top -.727, bottom -.727. Bore restrictions: top -.027 (Imod), bottom -.019 (mod). Drop at heel: 2″, drop at comb: 1-5/16″. Weight: 8 lbs 1 oz. LOP: 14-3/4″. Black plastic ABS case is marked “Maestro” and has three combination locks. Case is lined in reddish velvet with P & V label in lid, and contains bags for action and bbls, stock removal tool, and spare mainsprings and strikers in plastic box. CONDITION: Excellent, showing light use, with only a hint of sharp edge wear on bbls and other blued parts. Coin finish is excellent. Stocks have a few minor marks in their rubbed oil finish. Bores are excellent. Mechanically excellent.Ejectors are out of time. Case is excellent, with some scuffs. 49181-31 MGM262 (10,000-15,000) – Lot 2152

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2153

*FINE S. LUCCHINI SIDELOCK EJECTOR OVER-UNDER GAME GUN ENGRAVED BY GOLDANI WITH CASE.

SN 60912. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 29″ Mono-bloc bbls fitted with matted solid rib, are engraved “S Lucchini Italy” on top left, and “12 GA – 2-3/4 – 29″-” on right. Bottom of mono-bloc is stamped with 1995 Italian nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. Low profile, case hardened, pinless sidelock, OU action features non-automatic safety and double triggers (front articulated). Action is engraved with 80% coverage very cleanly cut classic rose and scroll. Engravers signature is on trigger plate. Nicely burl figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-5/8″ over black KICKEEZ pad. Nicely cut, closely spaced point pattern checkering is at grip. A gold oval engraved “RCL” is on toe line. Matching one piece field type forend has Anson type release. Bore diameter: top -.719, bottom -.719. Bore restrictions: top -.014 (mod), bottom -.003 (IC). Wall thickness: top -.036, bottom -.028. Drop at heel: 2″, drop at comb: 1-3/16″. Stock is considerably cast off (approx 5/8″). Weight: 7 lbs 8 oz. LOP: 14-5/8″. Fine quality leather case with stitched leather corners is lined in burgundy cloth with black Lucchini label in lid. Case contains a pair of Beretta snap caps. CONDITION: Excellent, near new, with evidence of very little firing since proof, and retaining essentially all of its fine finishes on wood and metal, with only slight high edge wear, and some light handling marks in wood, mostly on left side of butt. Case leather is very fine, with a number of marks and scuffs. Straps and handle are very fine. Interior is excellent, with light compressions and soiling. 49181-34 MGM443 (12,500-17,500) – Lot 2153

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2154

*WELL MATCHED PAIR OF KEMEN SIDEPLATED SINGLE TRIGGER EJECTOR GAME GUNS WITH CASE.

SN KM40-03-105-04/ KM40-03-106-04. Cal. 12 ga. 3″ Chambers. 28-1/2″ Mono-bloc bbls fitted with narrow game ribs are gold inlaid “1” and “2” at breech ends. Guns are a matched pair with “1” and “2” also gold inlaid on top levers and forend tips. “Kemen Elgoibar” is engraved on top right of each mono-bloc. Bbl flats are stamped with Spanish nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers, and with SNs, as well as importers name and address (BSA). Bbls are fitted with H&H type self-opening assist springs. Coin finished actions feature removable trigger/ firing groups, automatic safeties, bushed strikers, and single non-selective triggers. Actions are fully engraved with semi-relief mixture of large open scroll mixed and augmented with floral bouquets and acanthus. Engravers signature is at side of trigger/ firing group housings. Beautifully matched, spectacular, dark burl, European walnut straight grip stocks measure 16″ over black KICKEEZ pads. Point pattern checkering with mullered borders is at grips. Matching splinter ejector forends have Anson releases. Gun no. “1”: Bore diameter: left -.733, right -.734. Bore restrictions: left -.019 (mod), right -.012 (lt mod). Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 7 lbs 4 oz. LOP: 16″. Gun no. “2”: Bore diameter: left -.733, right -.735. Bore restrictions: left -.019 (mod), right -.015 (mod). Drop at heel: 2-1/16″, drop at comb: 1-5/16″. Weight: 7 lbs 4 oz. LOP: 16″. Tan leather 2-gun Churchill style case with stitched leather corners and leather Kemen label on top, is lined in dark burgundy cloth with compartment for each gun, with snap attached divider. Case contains the key. CONDITION: Excellent, essentially as new, with a few light handling marks, with scant evidence of being fired since proof. There is some riveling of right bbl of gun no. “2” about 8″ from breech end. Mechanically crisp. Case exterior leather is very fine with tape marks and some scuffs. Interior cloth shows many rubs and scuffs from contact with guns and bbls, some rubbed through. 49305-4 MGM85 (15,000-25,000) – Lot 2154

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2155

*EXCEPTIONALLY FINE 20 BORE DASSA ENGRAVED COSMI EXTRA LUSSO WITH GOLD, AND CASE.

SN 6710. Cal. 20 GA. 26″ Boehler Antinit bbl is fitted with raised, ventilated rib and interchangeable chokes. Action with blued plain finished upper and coin finished steel lower assembly, is built on Cosmi’s time tested principle “all parts hand finished and polished”. Bottom receiver is engraved with 90% coverage exceptionally well cut shaded scroll with rose bouquet highlights. This fine engraving surrounds Bulino game scenes with principal subjects flush inlaid in gold; left side depicts a flying pheasant with another crouched ready to spring at rear, front portion has side portrait of cock pheasant. Right side of action depicts a similar scene of woodcock, with portrait of woodcock at front. Bottom of action, which is near fully scroll engraved, has interesting scene of pair of quail flushing from behind fallen tree and stump. This scene is signed by “Dassa” noted Italian engraver. Exhibition quality, burl figured European walnut pistol grip buttstock measures 14-5/8″ over checkered wood butt. Point pattern checkering with line borders is at grip. Matching forend has parallel ribbed grip swell. Drop at heel: 2-3/16″, drop at comb: 1-5/16″. Weight: 7 lbs 7 oz. LOP: 14-5/8″. Dark brown leather case by Nizzoli is lined in dark burgundy cloth and has Cosmi label in lid. Case contains two choke tubes, magazine plug, 2-pc composition and brass cleaning rod, and bags for action and bbls. Specification card is in case. PROVENANCE: Pricelist, technical description, and catalog. instruction sheet. The Collection of Robert Burg. CONDITION: Excellent, essentially as new, appears unfired since proof. Case leather has some light scuffs. Interior is excellent. 49100-56 MGM292 (10,000-20,000) – Lot 2155

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2156

*BERETTA 451 EELL GAME GUN TWO BARREL SET ENGRAVED BY PEDRETTI WITH CASE.

SN H0772. Cal. 12 GA 28″ and 30″ Mono-bloc bbls, each have their own forend, and are marked “I” and “II” on breech ends of raised, matted ribs. “I” and “II” are also stamped on forend irons. Bbls are marked with importers name and address (Berben Corp.) and engraved “P. Beretta – ITALY” on tops. Bbl flats are stamped with 1976 Italian nitro proofs, and with SN and grade. Coin finished sidelock action features gold-plated selective sgl trigger, bushed strikers, and non-automatic safety. Action and lockplates are engraved with near full coverage striking, well cut, large, scrolling acanthus and flowers in dark shaded background. Matching engraving on fences is in higher relief. Bottom of action is engraved with Beretta name and address in arched device. Blued top lever with pierced thumbpiece is gold inlaid with a sovereign’s crown. Engraving on trigger guard matches action. This well cut engraving is by “G. Pedretti” whose signature is on right side of trigger plate. Nicely marbled and somewhat fiddle figured dense European walnut rosewood capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-7/8″ over black leather covered pad. Point pattern checkering is at grip, which has large right hand palm swell. Matching beavertail ejector forends have Anson type releases. BBL set “I” 28″: Bore diameter: left -.726, right -.724. Bore restrictions: left -.036 (full), right -.019 (mod). Drop at heel: 1-13/16″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 8 lbs 2 oz. LOP: 14-7/8″. BBL set “II” 30″: Bore diameter: left -.725, right -.727. Bore restrictions: left -.038 (full), right -.025 (Imod). Drop at heel: 1-13/16″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 8 lbs 3 oz. LOP: 14-7/8″. Good quality tan leather case with stitched leather corners and light brown canvas outer cover with leather trim, is lined in burgundy cloth, and has space for action and both sets of bbls. Case contains 2-pc rosewood and brass cleaning rod with mop, jag, and brush in leather wallet, pair of snap caps, square oil bottle, horn striker block, and the key. CONDITION: Essentially as new, appears unfired since proof, with only one or two of the lightest handling marks on wood and metal, and a tiny chip missing from left side front portion of forend for bbls “II”. Mechanically crisp. Case is excellent, as protected by its outer cover, which has some minor marks and scuffs. Interior cloth is excellent with some light compressions. Accessories are as new. Mr. Pedretti’s engraving would add a significant amount to the current retail of over $20,000.00 with one set of bbls. 49181-4 MGM265 (15,000-25,000) – Lot 2156

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2157

*BERETTA SO5.

SN 35565. (1969) Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 28″ Mono-bloc bbls are fitted with raised, matted, ventilated rib with Beretta name and address along with “Made in Italy” on top right side of mono-bloc, with importers name and address (Garcia Sporting) on rear of bbls. Left side is marked “BOHLER ANTINIT STEEL” with gauge and bbl information, and chokes “full” and “mod”. Briley thin wall choke tubes have been installed. Bottom of mono-bloc is stamped with 1969 Italian nitro proofs, grade, and SN. Classic Beretta OU action with dual locking lugs features hand detachable sidelocks, gold-plated single selective trigger, and breechface gas vents. Action is engraved with full coverage large, open, shaded acanthus scroll with rose bouquet and other floral highlights. Bottom of action is engraved “Brevettato Italy” and with Beretta name and address. Engravers signature “Zoli” is on trigger plate. Blued top lever with floral pierced thumbpiece is gold inlaid with a crown. Blued trigger guard with more floral engraving has SN at grip. Nicely marbled European walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-3/8″ over russet leather covered pad. Point pattern borderless checkering is at grip, which is finished in a plain hard rubber cap. Matching slim forend has Deeley type release. Bore diameter: top -.728, bottom -.728. Bore restrictions: screw chokes. Wall thickness: top -.032, bottom -.036. Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/4″. Weight: 7 lbs 13 oz. LOP: 14-3/8”. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain nearly all of what appears to be their orig blue, with only a few scattered light marks. Action retains nearly all of its bright coin finish with no obvious areas of darkening. Top lever, forend iron, and trigger guard retain essentially all of their orig blue with a couple of very light marks on trigger guard bow. Stocks retain nearly all of their glossy varnish finish with some light checking and marks. Pad is relatively new. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Ejectors are in time. Trigger works. 49181-10 MGM50 (10,000-15,000) – Lot 2157

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2158

*BERETTA 450 EELL SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN WITH EXTRA BARRELS AND CASE.

SN C71757. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 28″ (marked for mod and full) and 26″ (marked for cyl and improved cyl) Mono-bloc bbls are gold inlaid “I” and “II” on rear portions of raised, matted game ribs, and are also stamped “1” and “2” on loops. Tops of left bbls are marked “BOEHLER * ANTINIT STEEL” “P. BERETTA – Gardone V.T.” Bbl flats are stamped with 1967 Italian nitro proofs, SNs, and Beretta markings. Coin finished sidelock action features non-automatic safety, bushed strikers, hidden third fastener, raised rib tumbler end cocking indicators, and single non-selective trigger. Action is engraved with near full coverage combination medium scroll with sprays of flowers through pattern, large scroll and flowers on fences, and with arched device on bottom of action engraved “BERETTA GARDONE VT” “ITALY”. Top lever and trigger guard with matching engraving, are blued. Finely marbled and nicely fiddle figured flesh-toned European walnut pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/4″ over fully checkered wood butt. Point pattern with single line borders is at grip. A gold oval on toe line is engraved “D.P”. Matching beavertail ejector forend has Anson type release. 28″ BBL set no. “1”: Bore diameter: left -.726, right -.723. Bore restrictions: left -.030 (full), right -.014 (mod). Wall thickness: left -.034, right -.037. Drop at heel: 2-3/4″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 7 lbs 2 oz. LOP: 14-1/4″. 26″ BBL set no. “2”: Bore diameter: left -.721, right -.728. Bore restrictions: left -.012 (lt mod), right -.000 (cyl). Wall thickness: left -.032, right -.037. Drop at heel: 2-11/16″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 7 lbs 2 oz. LOP: 14-1/4″. Nicely made walnut and leather case with brass corners and rectangular central plaque has tan leather outer cover with trim, and snap closure. Case is lined in green velvet and has makers label in upper left corner. Case with space for action and both sets of bbls, contains 3-pc walnut and brass cleaning rod marked “Made in England”, pair of A&F snap caps, and proof certificate. CONDITION: Excellent, retaining all of what appears to be orig finishes on wood and metal, with some light marks on bbls. Coin finish of action is excellent. Top lever thumbpiece and sides of trigger guard are silvered. Stocks are also excellent with only a very few light handling marks. Bores are excellent. Mechanically crisp. Case leather is excellent with some chips and marks, as protected by its outer cover which has some staining and rubs. Handle and straps are fine. Handle beginning to detach. Interior cloth is very fine with some light soiling and compressions. Accessories are good. 49181-5 MGM188 (10,000-15,000) – Lot 2158

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2159

*FINE BERETTA SO5 TRAP WITH CASE.

SN C14930B. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 29-1/2″ Mono-bloc bbls are marked with typical Beretta nomenclature, chamber, bbl information, importer, and warning, on top bbl either side of relatively wide, matted, ventilated rib. Bottom of mono-bloc is stamped with year 2000 Italian nitro proofs, SN, and grade. Coin finished, low profile, Beretta sidelock action features non-automatic safety and non-selective single trigger. Action has minimal engraving, but what is present is of the highest quality, with exceptionally well cut sprays of scroll and double line borders. “P. Beretta” is gold inlaid on bottom. Central portion of trigger guard bow is silver inlaid “TRAP”. Nicely marbled and lightly figured European walnut extreme pistol grip high comb buttstock measures 14-7/8″ over thin, open sided, Beretta pad. Point pattern checkering and a right hand palm swell are at grip. Nicely matching one piece small beavertail forend has Beretta’s Deeley type release. Bore diameter: top -.722, bottom -.723. Bore restrictions: top -.037 (full), bottom -.032 (full). Drop at heel: 1-5/8″, drop at comb: 1-3/16″. Weight: 8 lbs 11 oz. LOP: 14-7/8″. Gray ABS Beretta embossed case with three combination locks, is lined in checkered gray, blue, and brown velvet. Case contains bags for bbls and action, a set of rosewood handled turnscrews, and compartment in lid contains 3-pc cocobolo and brass cleaning rod with mop, brush, and jag in black leather container. Information paperwork is in pocket. CONDITION: Essentially as new, appears unfired since proof, with only the lightest of handling and assembly marks in wood and metal. Case is excellent. This fine gun retails for over $25,000.00. 49181-3 MGM367 (8,000-12,000) – Lot 2159

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2160

*BERETTA LIMITED EDITION ASE LX OVER-UNDER SPORTING CLAYS GUN WITH CASE.

SN LTD259B. Cal. 12 ga. 3″ Chambers. This 2004 limited production (300) recreation of the sixties classic ASE (according BUSA, only 5 in “LX” finish package) has 32″ mono-bloc bbls with raised, matted, ventilated rib and ventilated side ribs, marked with caliber, chokes, and Beretta information including warning, on both sides of top bbl. Top left of mono-bloc is marked “Sporting”. Bbls are fitted with flush mounted Beretta “Optima Choke” tubes. Nicely sculpted, low profile, coin finished boxlock action with ornamental sideplates, features Beretta’s improved selective single trigger, removable trigger group, and non-automatic safety. Action is engraved with well cut classic medium scroll with rose bouquet highlights. “BERETTA” is on each side of action, with “259/ 300″, denoting limited edition, gold inlaid on top. Engravers signature is on right side of trigger group. Finely marbled European walnut full pistol grip buttstock measures 14-3/8″; over checkered wood butt. Point pattern checkering is at grip. Matching one piece schnabeled forend has Deeley type release. Bore diameter: top -.731, bottom -.731. Bore restrictions: Screw chokes. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 8 lbs. 12 oz. LOP: 14-3/8″. Blue ABS Beretta marked case is lined in gray plastic. Case contains Beretta 5 tube choke set (two in gun) and wrench. CONDITION: Excellent, near new, with evidence of only light use with only a few light handling marks on wood and metal, mostly from assembly and disassembly. Bores are excellent. Mechanically crisp. Case is excellent. 49249-2 MGM138 (7,500-12,500) – Lot 2160

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2161

*BERETTA S3EL 12 GAUGE GAME GUN.

SN A04873B. 12 ga. 26-3/4″ bbls. 3″ chambers. With choke tubes. Full length matted low profile ventilated rib with florescent front bead. Checkered single trigger, automatic ejectors, non automatic safety. Straight grip buttstock checkered in 2-pt pattern with 14-1/8″ LOP over a full checkered butt. Forearm with Deeley release checkered in 3-pt pattern. Frame is full floral and scroll engraved. Bottom of frame marked “Brevettato/Made in Italy” and “Pietro/Beretta/Gardone.V.T” all surrounded by beautiful floral and scroll engraving. Engravers signature “S Guerini” next to trigger guard bow. Top lever and trigger guard are also engraved in floral and scroll pattern. WEIGHT: 7 lbs. 0 oz. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains 92-95% orig blued finish with light muzzle wear and a couple of handling marks. Receiver coin finished and is excellent with light oil staining particularly around wood. Buttstock and forearm are very good, checkering has thinned a tad from handling, and retain most of an older professionally restored finish. Bores are bright and shiny. Mechanics are very good. 49415-6 JSL282 (6,000-9,000) – Lot 2161

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2162

*BERETTA 687 “COLE CUSTOM” SPORTING CLAYS GUN WITH SPECIAL ENGRAVING BY MARTINI AND CASE.

SN RC0015. Cal. 12 ga. 32″ Mono-bloc bbls with raised, matted, ventilated rib are fitted with Beretta extended choke tubes. Top sides of top bbl are engraved with Beretta USA information, warnings, etc. along with “SPORTING”. Coin finished, low profile, OU Beretta action with selective single trigger, is engraved with near full coverage very well cut and shaded open scrolling acanthus with floral highlights. Bottom of action is marked “MADE IN ITALY” in forend iron mortise, and engraved “BERETTA” “COLE CUSTOM” on arched device. Engravers signature “Martini” is on trigger plate. Dramatically marbled and well figured European walnut full pistol grip Monte Carlo buttstock measures 15″ over black Beretta pad. Point pattern checkering and a right hand palm swell are at grip. Slim one piece forend has Deeley type release. Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at rear of Monte Carlo: 1-11/16″, drop at comb: 1-11/16″. Weight: 7 lbs 12 oz. LOP: 15″. Blue ABS Beretta marked case has vinyl and foam interior and contains bags for bbls and action. CONDITION: Excellent, near new, with a few light marks in wood and metal, mostly from assembly and disassembly, but with a fairly deep dent and some scrapes on the right side of buttstock. Mechanically crisp. Case is excellent. 49249-1 MGM140 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 2162

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2163

*BERETTA DT 10 TRIDENT TRAP COMBO WITH EXTRA BARREL,TUBE SET AND TWO CASES.

SN AF0398B. Cal. 12 GA 30″ OU bbls and 34″ top single bbl, are both fitted for choke tubes, and with raised, ventilated ribs and ventilated side ribs. Standard markings are on breech ends, and mono-blocs. Blued action has Beretta info and logo gold filled. Gold plated selective sgl trigger is adjustable for position. Nicely marbled and figured European walnut extreme pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over black Beretta pad (trigger in rear position). Stock also features standard checkering at grip with right hand palm swell, and adjustable Monte Carlo comb. Matching forend has Deeley type release. Weight: 8 lbs 14 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. Gun and OU bbls fit in Briley aluminum case with compartment in lid for 3 gauge (20, 28, and 410) tube sets. Bottom compartment contains tube mounting tools, and choke tubes. Single bbl comes in blue ABS Beretta case, containing 12 ga choke tubes and instruction booklet, as well as bags for action and bbls. CONDITION: Excellent, very near to new, with evidence of light firing, with some light handling marks on wood and metal. Mechanically excellent. Cases are excellent. 49183-6 MGM272 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2163

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2164

*FINE PRE-WAR BERETTA S-2 SIDELOCK GAME GUN OWNED BY ROYALTY.

SN 4213. (1941) Cal. 12 GA 2-3/4″ Chambers. 28-1/2″ Mono-bloc bbls with raised, matted, solid rib, are marked with Beretta name and address on top left, and Krupp steel information on top right. Choke and chamber information is stamped on left sides of bbls. Bottom of mono-bloc is stamped with 1941 Italian nitro proofs and SN. A sling loop is attached via a ring type device to ribs. Gun is no. “1” of a pair with numeral “1” gold inlaid on rear portion of rib, trigger guard tang, but not on the forend. Typical Beretta sidelock action has deep scroll engraved fences. Remainder of action and lockplates are lightly scroll engraved and have rose bouquet highlights. Makers name is on each side of action, and on bottom, where it is over “Gardone VT”. A gold pigeon is inlaid on blued top lever, and trigger guard bow is inlaid with a gold “B” intertwined with a silver “S” surmounted by a sovereign’s crown. Lightly figured and streaked European walnut slightly swan necked buttstock measures 14-3/8″ over brown leather covered pad. Point pattern checkering with mullered borders is at grip. A sling loop is on toe line. Matching small forend has Deeley type release. Bore diameter: top -.727, bottom -.727. Bore restrictions: top -.034 (Full), bottom -. 023 (Mod). Minimum wall thickness: top -.030, bottom -.032. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 7 lbs 0 oz. LOP: 14-3/8″. PROVENANCE: Thomas W. Connally Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain 90%+ of what appears to be orig blue. Action retains most of its coin finish with patches of darkening in engraving. Stocks retain most of an old oil over-finish with numerous marks, scratches, and rubs underneath. Checkering is slightly worn, and has not been re-cut. New pad is excellent. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Ejectors are strong but slightly out of time. A fine early example of this rugged classic. 49406-1 MGM22 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2164

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2165

*BERETTA ASEL 20GA O/U.

SN 20604. Cal. 20 ga. 26″ bbl. 2-3/4″ chambers. Double triggers (front trigger articulated), automatic safety and auto ejectors. Ventilated rib with steel bead, Marked on top tube “ABERCROMBIE & FITCH NEW YORK”. Crossbolt lock with scalloped action that is lightly scroll engraved with approximately 75% coverage. 14-1/2 LOP (13-1/8″ to end of wood) over 2 white tapered spacers and white lined Pachmayr pad. Straight stock with SN on trigger guard. Buttstock modified to increase height from heel to toe, with 1/2″ wood piece spliced in to lower stock toe. Weight 5 lbs. 9 oz. Chokes: bottom I/C Top Imp. Mod. Abercrombie & Fitch case with orig manufacture tags from Beretta included in case, along with cleaning rod and snap caps. CONDITION: Very good with buttstock as modified. Bbl retains 95% blue. Bores very good. Buttstock and forend show light hunting use. Left side of frame shows light freckling where bbl and frame meet, otherwise fine as French gray finished. Case fine. 49271-1 JSL22 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2165

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2166

*28 GAUGE BERETTA 687 EELL DIAMOND PIGEON WITH CASE.

SN M00022B. Cal. 28 GA Chambers. 26-3/8″ Bbls fitted with interchangeable chokes, and matted ventilated rib are marked with gauge and Beretta name and address on mono-bloc on left, and with warning on right. Bottom of mono-bloc is stamped with SN and 1999 Italian nitro proofs. Coin finished, low profile, small sized Beretta action with ornamental sideplates features gold-plated sgl selective trigger. Action is engraved with nicely hand cut sprays of scroll with woodcock in flight on bottom over Beretta name and model. Sideplates are engraved with more scroll surrounding exceptionally well done game scenes; a pair of mallards fly over marsh on left plate, and a trio of snipe on right. Engravers signature is on trigger plate. Well marbled and lightly figured European walnut pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over thin black Beretta pad. Standard checkering is at grip. Small matching schnabeled forend has Beretta’s Deeley type release.Drop at heel: 2-5/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs 7 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. Black ABS Beretta marked case is lined in black foam and contains bags for action and bbls and three Beretta choke tubes (two in gun) and wrench. CONDITION: Excellent, near new, with little evidence of firing since proof, and only a few light marks on wood and metal. Mechanically crisp. Case is excellent with some minor scuffs. 49512-2 MGM267 (4,500-6,500) – Lot 2166

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2167

*VERY FINE GALEAZZI ENGRAVED PERAZZI SCO/C OVER-UNDER 20 GAUGE GAME GUN WITH CASE.

SN 117441. Cal. 20 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 28-1/2″ Mono-bloc bbls are fitted with narrow, matted, ventilated rib. “Perazzi BRESCIA MADE IN ITALY” is marked on left ejector boss. Bottom of mono-bloc is stamped with 2000 Italian nitro proofs and with SN, as well as importers name and address. Bbls have choke markings and bottom bbl is marked with gauge and chamber length. Bbls are fitted with flush mounted, “invisible” choke tubes. Coin finished, low profile O/U action is fitted with false sideplates, and features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold) and gold-plated non-selective single trigger. Action is engraved with nicely cut small scroll with rose and floral highlights surrounding vignette of flushing woodcock in open woodlands on bottom. Sides of action are engraved with fine Bulino game scenes, spilling onto lockplates in a borderless style originated by Harry Kell. A pair of chukar flushing from open meadow with pointer on point, and another pointer honoring point are at rear of lockplate on left. Right side depicts a covey of quail exploding from cover. This fine work is by L. Galeazzi, whose signature appears at lower left of woodcock scene. Spectacular, intricately marbled and figured, exhibition quality European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-1/4″ over fully checkered wood butt. Well cut point pattern checkering with line borders is at grip. Matching slim one piece forend has Deeley type release. Bore diameter: top -.627, bottom -.628. Bore restrictions: screw chokes, top -.027 presently (full), bottom – .014 presently (Mod). Drop at heel: 1-7/8″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 6 lbs 12 oz. LOP: 14-1/4″. High quality ABS leather covered Negrini case with three combination locks, has inset leather Perazzi label on top. Interior is lined in green cloth, and contains a bench cloth. CONDITION: Excellent, essentially as new, with only one or two of the faintest of handling marks on wood and metal. Appears essentially unfired since proof. Mechanically crisp. Case is excellent. A matching 12 bore is in this auction. 48098-1 MGM170 (22,500-35,000) – Lot 2167

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2168

*EXCEPTIONALLY FINE GALEAZZI ENGRAVED EARLY PERAZZI SHO “EXTRA LUSSO” THREE BARREL SET.

SN 5284. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. Three sets of 29″ demi-bloc bbls marked with “I”, “II”, and “II” over a lazy “I” are choked IC and Mod, Mod and full, and Full and full, and are each fitted with concave, matted, ventilated rib. Top rights of bbls are engraved “PERAZZI BRESCIA”, and top lefts with “MADE ESPECIALLY FOR GEORGE NEARY”. Bottoms of mono-blocs are stamped with matching SNs, makers initials (MAP), and 1967 Italian nitro proofs. Bottoms of bbls are engraved “ACCIAIO PHONIX DEMIBLOC”. All bbls are served by a single forend. Coin finished, low profile, full sidelock, OU action features non-automatic safety (S inlaid in gold), gold line tumbler end cocking indicators, and single non-selective trigger. Action is engraved with full coverage semi relief, boldly shaded, open scrolling acanthus, highlighted by a mixture of mythological beasts including gargoyles, griffins, and chickens peering through foliage in classic baroque style. Central motifs on sideplates are of bulldogs heads. Bottom of action portrays a face-on griffin, wings outstretched over a fox and some other noxious beast. “PERAZZI BRESCIA” is engraved on forend iron cutout. Blued top lever has matching foliage, and thumbpiece is pierced and in the form of a crouching griffin. Foliage and beasts continue onto the trigger guard which has SN at grip. This very fine classic engraving is by noted engraver to Perazzi, Abbiatico & Salvinelli, Fabbri et al, Angelo Galeazzi, whose signature is on trigger plate. Fine exhibition quality marbled and stump figured European walnut straight grip buttstock with slight Monte Carlo, measures 14-5/8″ over leather faced Silver type pad. Very closely spaced, perhaps 36 LPI, point pattern checkering with mullered borders is at grip. A gold oval engraved “JCB” is on toe line. Matching semi-beavertail one piece forend has Anson type release with catch in central escutcheon similar in appearance to a Deeley release. BBL set “I”: Bore diameter: top -.731, bottom -.728. Bore restrictions: top -.007 (IC), bottom -.032 (full). Drop at heel: 2-1/16″, drop at comb: 1-5/16″. Weight: 7 lbs 12 oz. LOP: 14-5/8″. BBL SET “II”: Bore diameter: top -.725, bottom -.724. Bore restrictions: top -.027 (mod), bottom -.038 (full). Weight: 7 lbs 13 oz. LOP: 14-5/8″. BBL SET “II” over lazy “I”: Bore diameter: top -.728, bottom -.729. Bore restrictions: top -.028 (Imod), bottom -.045 (extra full). Weight: 7 lbs 11 oz. LOP: 14-5/8″. Browning vinyl case with space for action and three sets of bbls contains a set of four rosewood handled turnscrews, and a 3-pc rosewood and brass cleaning rod with black leather case containing mop, jag, and brush. PROVENANCE: Internet info on Galeazzi. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain nearly all of their orig blue with slight silvering at muzzles and sharp edges, with a few light marks. Action retains essentially all of its coin finish. Breechfaces show very faint firing halos. Stocks retain most of what appears to be their orig oil finish, thinning, with some light marks, checkering lightly worn. Action is very slightly loose with bbl set “I” and bbls are a bit off face. Action is tight as a tick with bbl sets “II” and “II” with lazy “I”. Bores are excellent. Mechanically crisp. Ejectors are slightly out of time. Case is good. Accessories are like new. A fine early collectible Perazzi embellished by one of the all time great Italian “new renaissance” engravers. 49417-18 MGM137 (20,000-30,000) – Lot 2168

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2169

*PERAZZI MX8 SCO GOLD WITH SIDEPLATES GAME GUN WITH CASE.

SN 75065. Cal. 12 GA 2-3/4″ Chambers. 29-1/2″ and 31-1/2″ Mono-bloc bbls, both with raised, matted, ventilated ribs, and open side ribs. Left sides are marked with Perazzi name and address and chamber information. Right sides are marked with importers name and address (Perazzi USA). Bbl flats are stamped with 1989 Italian nitro proofs, and consecutive SNs (75066 and 75067). Low profile, coin finished, OU action with Perazzi’s removable trigger group fitted with V-springs, and ornamental sideplates, features non-automatic safety and gold-plated internals. Action is engraved with near full coverage very well cut small scroll as background to floral splashes and bouquets. This fine engraving surrounds flush gold inlaid scene of trio of ducks taking wing from marsh on bottom of action. “- SCO – ORO -” is gold inlaid in forend iron mortise. Lockplates are engraved with bulino scenes of birds inlaid in flush gold in nicely detailed backgrounds. Left side portrays a covey of chukar partridge flying over open foothills with one hapless member obviously hit by shot, with feathers flying. A large flock of ducks are settling into marsh on right. This fine engraving is signed “Campana” at front portion of left hand game scene. Engraving matching that on action extends to blued top lever and trigger group housing. Dramatic dark veined and nicely stump figured European walnut extreme pistol grip buttstock with Monte Carlo comb measures 14-1/4″ over open sided Perazzi pad. Point pattern checkering is at grip. Matching 1-pc forend is nearly fully checkered and has Deeley type release. 31-1/2″ BBLS: Bore diameter: top -.722, bottom -.722. Bore restrictions: top -.025 (mod), bottom -.016 (lt mod). Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at rear of Monte Carlo: 1-5/16″, drop at comb: 1-5/16″. Weight: 9 lbs 0 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. 29-1/2″ BBLS: Bore diameter: top -.724, bottom -.724. Bore restrictions: top -.036 (full), bottom -.025 (mod). Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at rear of Monte Carlo: 1-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 8 lbs 12 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. Red ABS Perazzi marked case with three combination locks, is lined in black cloth, with space for both sets of bbls. Case contains bbl and action bags along with information booklet. CONDITION: Excellent, essentially as new, with only a few handling marks on wood, and the slightest flaws in metal finishes, mostly from assembly. It appears unfired since proof. Mechanically crisp. A fine high quality gun that retails in excess of $60,000.00. 49181-27 MGM261 (20,000-30,000) – Lot 2169

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2170

*PERAZZI MX8 “EXCLUSIVE” OVER-UNDER HEAVY GAME OR CLAYS GUN WITH LION MOTIF ENGRAVING AND CASE.

SN 122990. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 30-3/4″ Mono-bloc bbls with ventilated side ribs and matted, ventilated top rib, are marked “Perazzi BRESCIA MADE IN ITALY” on left ejector bolster. Bottom of mono-bloc is stamped with SN, grade, importers name (BSA), and 2002 Italian nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. Coin finished low profile OU action features removable trigger/ firing group with V-spring mechanism and gold-plated single selective trigger. Action is engraved with beautifully cut and shaded medium scroll and geometric borders surrounding portraits of lions in various poses. Bottom of action has central portrait of in-your-face roaring lion, sides of action have central motifs of full bodied roaring lions. Portrait of a lioness is on top lever pivot. An African shield and spears are on trigger guard bow. Bottom of action is engraved “EXCLUSIVE”. This fine engraving is by C. Meyer, whose signature appears at right side of trigger. Exceptional, intricately marbled, burl and fiddle figured European walnut full pistol grip buttstock measures 15″ over black Decelerator sporting clays pad, and features a right hand palm swell and point pattern checkering with line border at grip. Matching schnabeled forend has Deeley type release. Bore diameter: top -.724, bottom -.724. Bore restrictions: top -.012 (Mod), bottom -.007 (IC). Drop at heel: 2-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 8 lbs 1 oz. LOP: 15″. Black Perazzi embossed ABS case with brown leather trim and 3-combination lock, is lined in brown velvet. CONDITION: Excellent, showing light use. Bbls retain nearly all of their orig blue, with one or two light marks. Coin finish of action is excellent. Gold on trigger somewhat thinned. Stocks show a few light marks in their orig finish, checkering very lightly worn. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Ejectors are in time. Trigger works. Case is excellent, with a few light rubs. Interior excellent. A fine top of the line Perazzi MX8 with unusual embellishment. 49249-4 MGM123 (12,500-22,500) – Lot 2170

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2171

*VERY FINE GALEAZZI ENGRAVED PERAZZI SCO/C OVER-UNDER 12 GAUGE GAME GUN WITH CASE.

SN 117440. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 30″ Mono-bloc bbls are fitted with narrow, matted, ventilated rib. “Perazzi BRESCIA MADE IN ITALY” is marked on left ejector boss. Bottom of mono-bloc is stamped with 2000 Italian nitro proofs and with SN, as well as importers name and address. Bbls have choke markings and bottom bbl is marked with gauge and chamber length. Bbls are fitted with flush mounted, “invisible” choke tubes. Coin finished, low profile O/U action is fitted with false sideplates, and features automatic safety (S inlaid in gold) and gold-plated non-selective single trigger. Action is engraved with nicely cut small scroll with rose and floral highlights surrounding vignette of flushing woodcock in open woodlands on bottom. Sides of action are engraved with fine Bulino game scenes, spilling onto lockplates in a borderless style originated by Harry Kell. A pair of chukar flushing from open meadow with pointer on point, and another pointer honoring point are at rear of lockplate on left. Right side depicts a covey of quail exploding from cover. This fine work is by L. Galeazzi, whose signature appears at bottom front on right side of action. Spectacular, intricately marbled and figured, exhibition quality European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-1/4″ over fully checkered wood butt. Well cut point pattern checkering with line borders is at grip. Matching slim one piece forend has Deeley type release. Drop at heel: 2″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 7 lbs 6 oz. LOP: 14-1/4″. High quality ABS leather covered Negrini case with three combination locks, has inset leather Perazzi label on top. Interior is lined in green cloth, and contains a bench cloth. CONDITION: Excellent, essentially as new, with only one or two of the faintest of handling marks on wood and metal. Appears essentially unfired since proof. Mechanically crisp. Case is excellent. A matching 20 bore is in this auction. 48098-2 MGM232 (12,500-22,500) – Lot 2171

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2172

*ESSENTIALLY NEW AND SCARCE PERAZZI DC STANDARD SIDE BY SIDE GAME GUN WITH CASE.

SN 151243. (2013) Cal. 12 ga. 3″ Chambers. 31-1/2″ Mono-bloc bbls are fitted with matted, concave, game rib. Sides of mono-bloc are marked with Perazzi name and address, along with importer (Perazzi USA). Bbl flats and dual lumps are stamped with Italian nitro proofs, SN, and chamber information. Blued, removable trigger plate side by side action features non-automatic safety and gold-plated single trigger. Well marbled and nicely figured European walnut pistol grip buttstock measures 14-7/8″ over black Perazzi pad. Matching small beavertail ejector forend has Anson type release. Bore restrictions: left -.032 (full), right -.020 (mod). Drop at heel: 2-1/16″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 8 lbs 4 oz. LOP: 14-7/8”. Makers brown ABS case is embossed “Perazzi”. Interior is lined in brown cloth. Case contains a pair of snap caps, small tool kit with spare firing pins and mainsprings, stock removal tool, instruction manual, and bags for the action and bbls. CONDITION: Essentially, as new, appears unfired since proof, with only the faintest handling/ storage marks. Mechanically crisp. Case is excellent, with one or two scuffs on exterior. Interior shows minor compressions from contact with gun. 49022-2 MGM39 (9,000-14,000) – Lot 2172

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2173

*VERY FINE GALEAZZI ENGRAVED PERAZZI MX8 EXTRA GAME GUN.

SN 90508. (1994) Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 29-1/2″ Mono-bloc bbls with ventilated side ribs are fitted with broad, matted, ventilated rib. Bbls are marked “Perazzi BRESCIA MADE IN ITALY” on top left. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SN and 1994 Italian nitro proofs. Coin finished, sideplated, low profile OU action has removable trigger/ firing group with gold-plated single trigger and hammers. Action and sideplates are engraved with nearly full coverage intricately detailed Bulino game scenes which spill off of lockplates and onto action; a pair of woodcock are in open woodland on left side, one is standing, the other is taking flight. A setter points two flushing woodcock on right side. Bottom of action portrays setter retrieving woodcock. This fine engraving is signed by L. Galeazzi, (daughter of Angelo) whose signature is under top lever. Beautifully marbled and stump figured exhibition quality European walnut extreme pistol grip buttstock measures 14-3/8 over Perazzi marked pad. Point pattern checkering is at grip. Matching one piece forend has Deeley release. Bore diameter: top -.723, bottom -.723. Bore restrictions: top -.027 (Imod), bottom -.018 (mod). Drop at heel: 1-9/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 8 lbs 3 oz. LOP: 14-3/8″. CONDITION: Excellent, showing limited field use. Bbls retain nearly all of their orig blue with some light freckling and one or two very light marks. Coin finish of action is excellent overall. Stocks show a few light marks in their orig glossy finish, checkering slightly worn and darkened. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Ejectors are in time. Trigger works. 49249-3 MGM86 (9,500-19,500) – Lot 2173

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2174

*PERAZZI MX 8 DOUBLE TRAP CUSTOM ENGRAVED AND RELIEF GOLD INLAID WITH WESTERN THEME WITH EXTRA SINGLE TRAP BARREL.

SN 41950. Cal. 12 GA 2-3/4″ Chambers. 32″ OU bbls with elevated ventilated rib and ventilated side ribs are gold inlaid “MX8” on mono-bloc, and have Ithaca Gun Company name and address along with Perazzi information stamped on mono-bloc. 34″ Single trap bbl with raised ventilated rib has same markings, and is fitted with interchangeable choke tubes. Coin finished action with removable trigger/ firing group features non-automatic safety and sgl non-selective trigger. Action is engraved with various sized scroll transitioning to relief engraved floral designs surrounding gold inlaid classic western US scenes with major figures raised in relief gold; left side portrays American Indian hunter on horseback firing his bow into galloping bison. Right side depicts American Indian warrior astride his horse with chief’s head dress invoking the Great Spirit. Backgrounds of both scenes are of typical western landscapes with buttes and mountains. Bottom of action features classic portrait of Cochise in beaded background. Trigger guard bow has vacant inlaid silver oval. This engraving is well done. No signature found. Nicely streaked European walnut steel capped pistol grip buttstock measures 15″ over brown KICKEEZ pad. Custom point pattern checkering has V-shaped open field through pattern at grip. Each bbl set has its dedicated forearm. OU bbls have short beavertail type, and sgl bbl has longer and wider beavertail. OU BBLS: Bore diameter: top -.731, bottom -.734. Bore restrictions: top -.019 (mod), bottom -.018 (mod). Drop at heel: 1-5/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 8 lbs 4 oz. LOP: 15″. SGL BBL: Bore restrictions: screw choke. Drop at heel: 1-9/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 8 lbs 10 oz. LOP: 15″. Brown leather case is lined in red patterned velvet and has brown leather Perazzi label in lid. Case has space for action and both sets of bbls, and contains spare firing group and two choke tubes for sgl bbl (one in gun). CONDITION: Excellent, as custom finished. Bbls have slight silvering on high edges. Coin finish of action is still bright. Stocks have a few minor marks in their rubbed oil finish. Bores are excellent. Mechanically excellent. Case leather has a number of scuffs and marks. Interior cloth has some compressions and light soiling. 49509-1 MGM266 (4,500-6,500) – Lot 2174

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2175

*RENATO GAMBA SL GRADE 1 WITH FINE ENGRAVING AND GOLD INLAY BY PATELLI WITH CASE.

SN 25801. Cal. 12 ga. This fine target gun with 30″ mono-bloc bbls, with raised, matted ventilated rib, ventilated side ribs, and fixed chokes, is marked with Gamba’s name and address as well as importer, on top bbl. Coin finished, low profile, OU action with removable trigger group, features non-automatic safety and single selective trigger. Action is engraved with near full coverage of exceptionally well cut, semi-relief, scrolling acanthus with floral highlights. Sideplates and front portion of action are well engraved with scenes of birds and dogs, all subjects of which are flush gold inlaid and finely detailed; a quattro of mallards settle into marsh on left lockplate, with small scene of ducks swimming in marsh on front portion. Left plate depicts a covey of quail taking wing from hedgerow, a trio of quail depart on front scene. Bottom of action portrays a proud Brittany spaniel retrieving fallen woodcock. Makers name and address is on each side and gold inlaid in forend iron mortise. Top lever with more scroll is gold inlaid with flushing quail. Trigger guard bow portrays an alert grouse (?). Engravers signature “Patelli W” is at bottom right of dog scene. Beautifully marbled and figured European walnut extreme pistol grip buttstock measures 14-3/4″ over 1/2″ thick checkered wood buttplate, and features point pattern checkering and right hand palm swell. Matching sporting clays type schnabeled forend has Deeley type release, with gold inlaid goose head at tip. Bore diameter: top -.724, bottom -.725. Bore restrictions: top -.000 (cyl), bottom -.000 (cyl). Drop at heel: 2-5/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. 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 red cloth. CONDITION: Excellent, near new, appears essentially unfired since proof. There is some staining around muzzles, and some light browning to coin finish in background of scenes. Mechanically crisp. Case is excellent. 49124-11 MGM425 (12,000-19,000) – Lot 2175

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2176

*RENATO GAMBA DAYTONA SL WITH FINE BULINO ENGRAVING BY BADILLINI WITH EXTRA BARRELS AND CASE.

SN 25340. Cal. 12 ga. 32″ Bbls/ 20 ga. 30″ Bbls. This fine target gun has mono-bloc bbls, with matted ventilated rib, ventilated side ribs, and interchangeable chokes. They are marked with Gamba’s name and address on top left sides. 20 ga bbls have importers name on right, and are ported. There is gold wire inlay at breech ends on both sets of bbls. Coin finished, low profile, OU action with removable trigger group, features non-automatic safety and single selective trigger. Action is engraved with near full coverage of exceptionally well cut, miniature scroll with floral highlights. This scroll surrounds Bulino scene of flying partridge on bottom of action. Lockplates and sides of action have fine Bulino scenes of dogs and game birds; pointer pointing a flushing partridge in open meadow on left side, and a pair of mallards settling into marsh, on right. Makers name is engraved in forend iron mortise. Engravers signature “Badillini” is at right side of trigger housing. Beautifully marbled and figured European walnut extreme pistol grip buttstock measures 15-1/4″ over thin brown pad, and features drop points, point pattern checkering, and right hand palm swell. Matching sporting clays type schnabeled forend fits both sets of bbls, and has Deeley type release. Drop at heel: 1-15/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/4″. Weight: 8 lbs 3 oz. LOP: 15-1/4″. 12 ga bbls are fitted with Briley tube set for 28 ga and .410. Aluminum Americase is lined in purple velvet, has tube set in top under hinged divider. Bottom has space for action and both sets of bbls, and contains various choke tubes, with wrenches for 28 ga. CONDITION: Excellent, near new, with evidence of light firing. Mechanically crisp. Case is excellent, except one latch is broken. 49124-12 MGM426 (12,500-20,000) – Lot 2176

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2177

*RENATO GAMBA “DAYTONA” SIDELOCK “ROYAL” WITH ENGLISH STYLE ENGRAVING.

SN 25724. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 28″ Mono-bloc bbls with ventilated side ribs and matted, ventilated top rib, are fitted with interchangeable choke tubes. Gamba name and address is on left side of top bbl. Importers name and address (Firing Line) is on right. Gold wire inlay is at breech end. Mono-bloc is stamped with Italian nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. Coin finished low profile OU action is fitted with removable trigger/ firing group, with engine turned internals, single selective trigger, and non-automatic safety. Action is engraved in well cut large open shaded scroll, inspired by Holland & Holland’s “Royal” pattern. “RENATO GAMBA” is in arched device on each lockplate. Bottom of action is engraved “RENATO GAMBA” “DAYTONA S.L.” “ROYAL”. Nicely marbled flesh-toned European walnut extreme pistol grip buttstock measures 15″ over black Decelerator pad, and features right hand palm swell, and well cut point pattern checkering at grip. Matching slim schnabeled one piece forend has Deeley type release. Drop at heel: 2-9/16″, drop at comb: 1-9/16″. Weight: 8 lbs 3 oz. LOP: 15″. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain over 95% orig blue. Action retains nearly all of its coin finish. Stocks have a few light marks in their orig finish, which is thinned a bit on sharp edges, checkering lightly worn and soiled. Breechface shows some darkening and pitting. Bores are excellent, somewhat leaded. Action is tight. Ejectors and trigger are excellent. 49124-13 MGM87 (7,500-12,500) – Lot 2177

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2178

*RENATO GAMBA GRADE 5 DAYTONA WITH “EAGLE” ENGRAVING AND GOLD INLAY WITH CASE.

SN 25069. Cal. 12 ga. This fine target gun with 30″ mono-bloc bbls, raised ventilated rib, ventilated side rib, and choke tubes, is marked with Gamba’s name and address as well as importer, on top bbl. Coin finished, low profile, OU action features removable trigger/ firing group, non-automatic safety, and single selective trigger. Action is engraved and gold inlaid in a typical “5” pattern with full coverage large, attenuated, acanthus scroll with beaded background. Flush gold inlaid griffins are centrally located on sides and bottom. Gamba name and address are on gold rectangles. Engravers signature is at right side of trigger housing. Nicely figured and well marbled European walnut extreme pistol grip buttstock measures 14-5/8″ 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: 8 lbs 4 oz. LOP: 14-5/8″. Aluminum carrying case with Renato Gamba “team” label, is foam lined, and contains bags for action and bbl and two keys. CONDITION: Excellent, essentially as new, with only the lightest of handling marks in finishes of wood and metal. Mechanically crisp. Case is excellent. 49124-7 MGM422 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 2178

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2179

*RENATO GAMBA AMBASSADOR EXECUTIVE DELUXE (?) SIDE BY SIDE SIDELOCK EJECTOR SINGLE TRIGGER GAME GUN WITH CASE.

SN 37269. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 27-1/2″ Chopper lump bbls fitted with Briley choke tubes have matted game rib, and are engraved “ARMI – RENATO – GAMBA – GARDONE. V.T.” on top of left bbl. Bbl flats are stamped with SN, makers name, and 1967 (?) Italian nitro proofs. Coin finished action features non-automatic safety, bushed strikers, arrowhead tumbler end cocking indicators, and single non-selective trigger. Action is engraved with near full coverage semi-relief, large, attenuated scroll and acanthus, with shaded backgrounds. Scene of a calling auerhahn is on bottom. Lockplates with matching scroll on fronts and tails are also engraved with scenes of birds with three pheasant in open woodlands on left, and three grouse flying into meadow, on right. Makers name and address are on each side. This engraving is signed “Gamba” on trigger plate. Top lever has pierced thumbpiece and small bow beaded trigger guard is engraved with scroll to match action. SN is at grip. Very nicely marbled and lightly figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-1/4″ over checkered wood butt. Drop points are behind lockplates. Point pattern checkering is at grip. A vacant silver oval is on toe line. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-5/16″. Weight: 7 lbs 0 oz. LOP: 14-1/4″. Dark brown leather case with stitched leather corners by Emmebi is lined with olive green cloth with Gamba label in lid, and contains a pair of snap caps. CONDITION: Excellent, near new, with only a few light handling marks on wood and metal, and scant evidence of having been fired. Mechanically crisp. Case is excellent. 49124-9 MGM421 (5,000-9,000) – Lot 2179

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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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2182

*SIACE HAMMER DOUBLE SHOTGUN IN 28 GAUGE WITH CASE.

SN 45838. Cal. 28 ga. 28″ Dovetailed bbls fitted with flat matted rib, are engraved with importers name and address (Danzel Listo), and with Siace name and address on tops. There are inlaid gold wire embellishments at breech ends. Bbl flats are stamped with 2005 Italian nitro proofs and SN. Coin finished top lever action is fitted with bar locks having tall serpentine hammers. Action features non-automatic safety and dbl triggers. Action and lockplates are engraved with about 70% coverage scroll with floral highlights. Fences and top lever are relief engraved with scrolled acanthus in stippled background. Top lever is pierced. Finely marbled and lightly stump figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-3/8″ over checkered wood butt with large steel heel and toe plates. Stock features drop points and point pattern checkering. Long splinter forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left -.545, right -.545. Bore restrictions: left -.024 (full), right -.016 (mod). Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 6 lbs 3 oz. LOP: 14-3/8″. Green canvas case with brass corners is lined in burgundy felt and contains a pair of A-Zoom snap caps. CONDITION: Excellent, essentially as new, with a few marks on wood and metal. Mechanically crisp. Case is excellent. 49610-2 MGM342 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2182

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2183

*SLEEK W. R. SALERI ROUND BODY OVER-UNDER LIGHT GAME GUN WITH REMOVABLE TRIGGER GROUP.

SN 22. Cal. 20 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 30″ Mono-bloc bbls fitted with narrow, matted, ventilated rib are engraved “W. R. Saleri Armi Italy” on left side of mono-bloc. Bottom of mono-bloc is stamped with 2002 Italian nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. Coin finished, double ogee backed, round bodied, low profile, OU action features removable trigger/ firing group with V-springs, single non-selective trigger, and non-automatic safety. Action is well filed with fillets and beads, and engraved in classic rose and scroll. “W. R. SALERI” is gold inlaid on each side. Engravers name and date are on trigger plate. Beautifully fiddle figured and classically veined European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-3/8″ over thin black Decelerator pad. Point pattern checkering with line borders is at grip. Matching slim ejector forend has Deeley type release. Bore diameter: top -.622, bottom -.622. Bore restrictions: top -.013 (mod), bottom -.007 (IC). Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs 8 oz. LOP: 14-3/8″. CONDITION: Excellent, near new, with little evidence of having been fired since proof, no cartridge halos on breechface, with only a few of the lightest marks on wood and metal, most from assembly and disassembly. There is some light staining in coin finish of action. Mechanically crisp. A fine attractive Italian lightweight gun. 49305-8 MGM131 (4,000-7,000) – Lot 2183

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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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2185

*ANTONIO ZOLI (COLE CUSTOM) OVER-UNDER SPORTING CLAYS GUN WITH CASE.

SN 236338. Cal. 20 ga. 3″ Chambers. 32″ Mono-bloc bbls with raised, matted, ventilated rib and ventilated side ribs, are fitted with flush mounted interchangeable chokes. Top left of mono-bloc is nicely gold inlaid “Antonio Zoli”. Mono-bloc and bbls are stamped with 2007 Italian nitro proofs for 3″ chambers. Bottom of bottom bbl is marked with warning and importer (Cole). Low profile, coin finished, OU action with removable trigger group featuring single selective trigger, is beautifully engraved with exceptionally well cut and shaded, large scrolled acanthus with floral highlights. Bottom of action is engraved “ZOLI” “COLE CUSTOM”. Engravers signature “Martini”, is on left side of trigger group housing. Nicely marbled European walnut stock with interesting stump figure measures 14-3/4″ over thin black Zoli pad, and has point pattern checkering with line border at large pistol grip. Matching, slim, rounded forend has Deeley type release. Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 7 lbs 5 oz. LOP: 14-3/4″. Blue ABS Zoli marked case with two combination locks is lined in blue velvet over foam. Case contains warranty card. CONDITION: Excellent. very near new, with only the faintest evidence of having been fired, with a few light marks on wood and metal. Mechanically crisp. Case is excellent. 49249-6 MGM139 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 2185

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2186

*ABERCROMBIE & FITCH RETAILED 28 GAUGE ZOLI & RIZZINI BOXLOCK GAME GUN.

SN 6317. Cal. 28 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 26″ Dovetailed bbls with slightly raised, matted rib are marked “ABERCROMBIE & FITCH” and “MADE IN ITALY” on top rear of left bbl. Bbl flats are stamped with 1970 Italian nitro proofs, SN, and A&F logo. Case hardened boxlock action with cutout arch to back, features automatic safety and double triggers. Action is decorated with beaded borders, and some rudimentary floral engraving. Water table is marked with maker and address. European walnut stock with some light streaking, measures 14-1/2″ over checkered composition buttplate. Point pattern checkering is on rounded knob grip, and a vacant oval is on toe line. Matching splinter forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left -.568, right -.568. Bore restrictions: left -.040 (full), right -.018 (mod). Drop at heel: 2-5/16″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 5 lbs 1 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. CONDITION: Excellent. Metal parts retain over 95% orig finishes, action perhaps a bit less, with silvering on fences and thinning on bottom. Stocks have a few marks in their orig finish. Checkering is excellent. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. A handy light weight bird gun. 49535-2 MGM396 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 2186

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2187

*PERUGINI & VISINI VICTORIA MODEL D EXPRESS DOUBLE RIFLE WITH GAME SCENE BY C. TOMASONI WITH EXTRA BARRELS, SCOPE, AND CASE.

SN 2295. (1997) Cal. 9.3 x 72R and 20 ga. 24″ Dovetailed rifle bbls are mounted with file cut quarter rib holding claw scope bases and single standing leaf rear sight marked for 50 yards. Gold front bead is in matching ramp. 28″ Mono-bloc 20 ga. shotgun bbls are fitted with flat, matted rib. Sides of left bbls are engraved “PERUGINI & VISINI”, right sides with “NUVOLERA BRESCIA”. Bbl flats are stamped with 1997 Italian nitro proofs with calibers, and SNs. Shotgun bbls do not match. Bottom right of both sets of bbls are engraved with importers name and address (Old Friends Rod & Gun Club). Case hardened scallop-backed boxlock action has long top strap, which extends over comb, and features non-automatic safety, classic swept bolsters, and double triggers. Engraving consists of simple line borders, floral screw heads, and some well cut simple scroll on fences. Trigger plate, marked “PERUGINI & VISINI” has exceptionally fine face-on Bulino portrait of a roaring lion, which is signed “C. Tomasoni”. Scroll engraved top lever, single beaded trigger guard, and grip cap are blued. SN is on trigger guard tang which extends to grip cap. Nicely figured and marbled dense European walnut full capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-3/8″ over Silver type pad. Stock features shadow line right hand cheekpiece, and point pattern checkering with line borders at grip. Matching splinter forend has forward pivoting release in classic double rifle fashion. Shot gun bbls: Bore diameter: left -.621, right -.620. Bore restrictions: left -.032 (full), right -.015 (mod). Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-5/16″. Weight: 7 lbs 1 oz. LOP: 14-3/8″. Rifle Bbls: Drop at heel: approx 2-11/16″, drop at comb: approx 1-5/8″. Weight without scope: 8 lbs 6 oz. LOP: 14-3/8″. Kahles Helia L 1.1-4.5 X 20 rail scope with three post reticle is in claw mounts, rear with windage adjustment. Green canvas case with stitched leather corners has green canvas outer cover with dark brown leather trim. Case is lined in scarlet cloth with space for both sets of bbls, scope, and action. P & V label is in lid. Case contains 3-pc brass cleaning rod with mop and brush, 20 ga snap caps, and rifle snap caps. PROVENANCE: Consignors notes, sales invoice, and orig 100 meter target showing good grouping. CONDITION: Excellent, near new, with only a few light marks and silvering of metal finishes, and a few light scratches and dings in wood. Bores are excellent. Action is tight with both sets of bbls. Scope is excellent with a few small dings, mostly on adjustment covers, optics clear. Case is excellent with a few light scuffs on exterior, as protected by outer cover, which also has some scuffs. Straps and handle are good. Zippers are good. Interior cloth is excellent, as are label and accessories. A useful combo in a rifle caliber suitable for a wide range of big game up to cape buffalo. 49403-1 MGM128 (20,000-30,000) – Lot 2187

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2188

*SUBLIME .22 MAGNUM RIMFIRE BABY ZEUS BOXLOCK EJECTOR DOUBLE RIFLE BY ABBIATICO & SALVINELLI WITH CASE.

SN 978. Cal. .22 Winchester Mag Rimfire. 22″ Chopper lump bbls are fitted with file cut quarter rib mounting claw scope bases, and one standing, one folding leaf express rear sight, with gold triangle and lines marked for 50 and 100 yards. Gold bead front sight is in matching ramp. Side of left bbl is engraved “Abbiatico & Salvinelli”. Bbl flats are stamped with SN, and Italian nitro proofs. Bottoms of bbls are stamped “BOHLER RASANT” and with caliber. Bottom of left bbl is gold inlaid “Fatto a Wono Per L. G.” (Made especially for L.G. ?) A sling loop is screwed to bottom rib. Case hardened baby boxlock action with long top strap extending over comb, features non-automatic safety and double triggers (front set). Borders of action are gold wire inlaid, and this treatment is also on scope claw bases on bbl. Screw heads are engraved. “ZEUS” is gold inlaid on engraved riband on trigger plate. Blued top lever, forend iron, and single beaded trigger guard also have gold wire inlay. SN is at grip. Nicely marbled stump figured European walnut pistol grip buttstock measures 14-3/8″ over checkered wood butt, and features classic styled shadow line right hand cheekpiece, point pattern checkering with line borders at grip, and a sling loop, as well as a gold oval engraved “LG” on toe line. Semi beavertail ejector forend has Anson release. Drop at heel: approx 2-5/16″, drop at comb: approx 1-5/8″. Weight without scope: 5 lbs 9 oz. LOP: 14-3/8″. Swarovski Habicht 1.5 – 4.5 X 20 scope with duplex reticle is in claw rings, rear ring with windage adjustment. Blue ABS Famars marked case with tan leather trim is lined in dark green velvet, and is made for a 2-bbl set target shotgun. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain approx 95% orig blue, silvered on sharp edges and thinning slightly toward breech. Action retains 70 – 80% of its orig case hardening color, silvered on top tang, fences, and around bottom from light hand wear. Blue of top lever, forend iron, and trigger guard very slightly silvered. Stocks retain approx 90% of their orig glossy finish with numerous marks and light scratches, one or two fairly deep on left side of butt. Bores are excellent, with one or two light pits in right bbl. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Set trigger works. Scope has a number of light marks in its exterior lacquer. Optics are clear and bright. Case is excellent. An unusual offering from this highly regarded maker, perfect for repelling charges by enraged chipmunks. 49403-2 MGM127 (15,000-25,000) – Lot 2188

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2189

*BOROVNIK SIDELOCK EJECTOR DANGEROUS GAME DOUBLE RIFLE WITH DEEP RELIEF ENGRAVING AND SCOPE.

SN 404886. Cal. 375 H&H Mag 25-1/2″ Chopper lump Bohler Rasant bbls, are fitted with quarter rib holding one standing, two folding leaf express sight with gold lines, and scope bases. Rib transitions to swamped mid rib which transitions to front ramp, holding bronze bead. Mid rib is gold inlaid “CONCO – BOROVNIK”. Top of quarter rib is engraved with caliber. There are 2-1/2″ half-triangles of well cut open shaded scroll with thin gold bands at breech ends, and matching 1″ triangles at muzzles and on knurled sight protector. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with Ferlach proofs, steel info, and caliber, and engraved “MADE IN AUSTRIA” and “CONCO ARMS – EMMAUS, PA.” Coin finished action with Greener crossbolt third fastener and hand detachable sidelocks has top strap, which extends over comb, and features non-automatic safety, raised rib tumbler end cocking indicators, gold-plated dbl triggers (front articulated), reinforcing side bolsters, and gold-plated internals. Action is engraved with near full coverage small, open, shaded scroll with scrolled gold inlay as counterpoint. Fences, top of action, and top lever are deep relief engraved in acanthus motif. This interesting engraving surrounds full relief vignette of leopard guarding captured impala on large tree branch on bottom of action. Sideplates are deep relief engraved with other members of the “big five”; with black rhino standing in clearing on left lock, and a face-on cape buffalo on right. Engraving is signed “F. Mack” at bottom left of buffalo scene. Blued trigger guard is also scroll engraved and gold inlaid. Tang extends to steel trap grip cap. Lightly marbled and attractively flame figured European walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-5/8″ over red Old English pad, and features large, swept shadow line right hand cheekpiece, point pattern checkering at grip, and a sling eye inlet into toe line. Matching long beavertail ejector forend has Deeley release. Swarovski Habicht 1.5 – 6 x 42 scope with duplex reticle is in claw rings engraved to match rifle. Drop at heel: approx 2-3/4″, drop at comb: approx 1-9/16″. Weight without scope: 10 lbs 1 oz. LOP: 14-5/8″. CONDITION: Excellent, nearly as new, with little evidence of firing since proof, with a few minor handling marks on wood and metal. Mechanically crisp. Scope is excellent with clear optics. A well made dangerous game rifle. 49500-1 MGM294 (15,000-25,000) – Lot 2189

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2190

*JOHANN FRANZOI SIDELOCK EJECTOR DOUBLE RIFLE WITH ZEISS SCOPE AND AMMO.

SN 2637.71. Cal. .375 H&H Belted Magnum. This well made rifle has 24-3/8″ chopper lump bbls fitted with quarter rib, which is mounted with standing leaf express rear sight and scope bases. Top of rib is engraved “JOHANN FRANZOI – ARMS FERLACH”. Abrupt front ramp holds gold bead. Engine turned bbl flats are stamped with 1971 Ferlach nitro proofs. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with caliber and steel type (Bohler Antinit). French gray sidelock action features non-automatic safety, crossbolt third fastener, side clips, reinforcing bolsters, raised rib tumbler end cocking indicators, gold-plated internals, and gold-plated dbl triggers (front articulated). Action is engraved with 80% coverage various sized scroll within scroll and vine engraved borders. Scroll engraved top lever and trigger guard are blued. Well marbled, dense European walnut horn capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-5/8″ over dark brown leather covered pad, and features drop points, point pattern checkering with dbl line borders, and shadow line right hand cheekpiece. Matching long semi-beavertail ejector forend has Deeley release. Zeiss Diavari – C 1.5 – 4.5 x 18 scope with duplex reticle is in claw rings. Drop at heel: approx 2-7/8″, drop at comb: approx 1-15/16″. Weight without scope: 9 lbs 8 oz. LOP: 14-5/8″. Included with rifle are three 20 rnd boxes of RWS solids. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain nearly all of their orig satin blue with some light marks. Coin finish of action is also excellent, with some slight darkening, most likely from accumulated oil. Stocks have some light handling marks in what appears to be their orig hand rubbed oil finish. Checkering lightly worn. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Scope is excellent, optically clear. A well balanced dangerous game rifle. 49549-1 MGM299 (7,500-12,500) – Lot 2190

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2191

*MARCHNER OVER-UNDER SHOTGUN/ RIFLE TWO BARREL SET WITH SCOPES.

SN 487. Cal. 16 ga x 6.5 x 52 (most likely 25-35 Winchester) and 16 ga x .30-30. 26-3/4″ Orig 6.5 bbl set is fitted with full length matted rib engraved “H. Marchner, Regensburg” in milled out portion. Rib is fitted with one folding leaf rear sight, silver bead front, and claw scope bases. Bottom of bottom bbl is stamped with German imperial proofs for 6.3/ 52, and with a date of 3/30. A sling loop is soldered to bottom of bbl. 25-1/2″ 30-30 bbls are fitted with full length matted rib, central portion milled away forming quarter rib and front ramp. Sights are the same type as on 6.5 bbls. Bbls are stamped with 1958 Ferlach proofs, and with “BOHLER STAHL”. Coin finished, OU, scallop-backed, single Kersten, boxlock action has tang safety, raised rib tumbler end cocking indicators, and dbl triggers (front set). Action is engraved with near full coverage large, open, shaded scroll and acanthus with stippled backgrounds surrounding hunting scenes on each side; a pair of hounds worry a boar on left side, and a peaceful group of doe with fawns and flying grouse are on right. Trigger guard is of horn, and tang extends to horn grip cap. Nicely marbled and lightly fiddle figured European walnut buttstock measures 13-3/4″ over ribbed horn buttplate. Stock features shadow line right hand cheekpiece, arrowhead drop points, point pattern checkering with mullered borders at grip, and a hinged cartridge trap with space for four rifle cartridges, along with a sling loop, on toe line. Cover of cartridge trap is engraved with acanthus scroll, matching action, and a bugling stag. Each bbl set has its own forend that has Deeley release. 6.5 Bbls are mounted with an early Busch 2-1/2 X scope with three post reticle. 30-30 Bbls are mounted with a Hensoldt Diasta 4 X 32 scope with three post reticle and lens covers. Both scope are in soldered-on claw rings. 6.5 BBLS: Drop at heel: 2-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight without scope: 6 lbs 6 oz. LOP: 13-3/4″. 30 – 30 BBLS: Drop at heel: 2-5/16″, drop at comb: 1-5/16″. Weight without scope: 6 lbs. 12 oz. LOP: 13-3/4″. CONDITION: Fine as partially refinished, most likely at time of fitting of new bbls. Both sets of bbls retain nearly all of a fine rust blue. Action is cleaned to silver gray, engraving remains clear. Some details of game scenes softened. Stocks retain nearly all of an old hand rubbed oil finish, edges softened, checkering re-cut. 6.5 Rifle bore is very fine, slightly frosted in grooves. Both shotgun bores are excellent. 30-30 bore is excellent. Action is tight with both sets of bbls. Busch scope shows some external wear. Optics need some cleaning, especially on objective lens. 30-30 scope needs a good cleaning, and the exterior has some minor scrapes, optics clear. 49432-37 MGM356 (6,000-10,000) – Lot 2191

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2192

*FINE MERKEL DOUBLE RIFLE RETAILED BY J. B. BRAUN.

SN 15922. Cal. 8 x 57 JR. 24-1/2″ Shoe lump bbls are fitted with full length matted rib, central portion milled away forming quarter rib and front sight ramp. Center is engraved “J. B. Braun, Coblenz”. Rear portion is fitted with one standing, one folding leaf express type sight and claw scope bases. Bbl flats are stamped with imperial German proofs for 8 x 57. GM logos are on rear lump and breechface. A sling loop is screwed to bottom rib. Coin finished scallop-backed boxlock action features non-automatic safety, pin type cocking indicators, Greener crossbolt, side clips, bushed strikers, reinforcing bolsters, and double triggers (both set). Action is engraved with 50% coverage nicely cut floral bouquets, and sprays of scroll. Reinforcing bolsters are engraved with oak leaves. Bottom of action is engraved “Suhler Waffenwerk” and “Gebruder Merkel, Suhl”. Trigger guard is of horn. Tang extends to engraved steel grip cap. Very fine replacement buttstock is of nicely marbled and figured European walnut and measures 14-3/8″ over checkered wood butt with engraved steel heel and toe plates. Stock exhibits Griffin & Howe styling, and was most likely done by them, as it has their classic post war shadow line right hand cheekpiece which extends to front of comb, as well as drop points, and well cut checkering with mullered borders. Matching beavertail forend has Deeley release. Drop at heel: approx 2-1/2″, drop at comb: approx 1-1/2″. Weight: 7 lbs 10 oz. LOP: 14-3/8″. CONDITION: Very fine, as refurbished. Bbls retain over 90% of an old re-blue, silvered on sides and sharp edges. There are some light stains in coin finish of action. Newly made stocks retain nearly all of their fine hand rubbed oil finish. Bores are fine, with strong rifling throughout, lightly pitted in grooves. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. A great handling little double rifle. 49535-4 MGM371 (6,000-10,000) – Lot 2192

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2193

*VERY FINE BOXLOCK DOUBLE RIFLE BY O. GEYGER BERLIN.

SN 3066. Cal. 8 x 57 JR. (.317 Groove diameter) 23″ Dovetailed bbls are fitted with matted, full length rib, front portion rises to form ramp for silver bead front sight with flip-up night bead. Rear portion of rib is fitted with claw mount bases and single standing U-notch rear sight. Tops of bbls are engraved “O. Geyger & Co Berlin” and “Agents”. Side of left bbl is marked with caliber. Mid point of left bbl is engraved “Charles Daley” (sic). Bbl flats are stamped with pre 1912 nitro proofs for 8mm. Bottoms of bbls are stamped “KRUPP” and each bbl is also engraved “LINDER” inside a rectangle. SN is on splinter. Sling loop is screwed to bottom rib. (It appears that the “Linder” “Daley” “Agents” and the caliber markings were applied at a much later date.) Case hardened, scallop-backed boxlock action is fitted with Greener type side safety (S gold inlaid). Action also features pin type cocking indicators, side clips, crossbolt third fastener, and double triggers (both set). Nicely filed large beads surround fences and terminate at tops in exceptionally well cut sprays of acanthus in deep relief. Remainder of the action has about 50% coverage of relief carved blossoms and foliage with light fine scroll as counterpoint. Quality of this work is far better than normal. Trigger guard is of horn. Stump figured and lightly streaked European walnut round knob pistol grip buttstock measures 13-7/8″ over ribbed horn buttplate, and features classic right hand shadow line cheekpiece, and point pattern checkering with line borders at grip. There is a hinged steel cartridge trap on toe line with spaces for three cartridges, engraved to match action. Long slim splinter forend has inset schnabeled horn tip and Deeley release. Drop at heel: approx 2-11/16″, drop at comb: approx 1-5/8″. Weight: 7 lbs 9 oz. LOP: 13-7/8″. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain most of what appears to be their orig blue, with some areas cleaned over light pitting, with bluing touched up. Action retains approx 50 – 60% orig case hardening color. Stocks retain most of their orig oil finish with numerous light and heavy handling marks and scratches. Grip checkering is lightly worn, forend checkering more so. Forend is also missing two 1/2″ chips of wood along bbl channel on left side. Horn of trigger guard has some scratches, and there is a crack at front portion of bow. Bores are excellent, shiny with strong rifling throughout. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Triggers will not set (probably need adjustment). This fine little rifle has been in storage for a little while and undoubtedly needs a good cleaning. 49029-14 MGM13 (4,500-7,500) – Lot 2193

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2194

*KRIEGHOFF CLASSIC “BIG FIVE” DOUBLE RIFLE WITH CARRYING BAG.

SN 090186. Cal. .470 Nitro Express. 23-5/8″ Shoe lump bbl fitted with quarter rib and plain raised front ramp, are stamped with German nitro proofs, and makers name on lumps. Satin coin finished action has Krieghoff’s unique cocking/ decocking/ safety slide on top tang, and is fitted with double triggers (front articulated). Action is engraved with sprays of large scroll and line borders. Bottom of action is deeply marked “KRIEGHOFF” “CLASSIC”. Flesh-toned, nicely streaked European walnut pistol grip buttstock measures 15″ over thin, black pad, and features right hand palm swell, and swept right hand shadow line cheekpiece. Matching semi-beavertail schnabeled forend has Deeley release. Drop at heel: approx 2-3/8″, drop at comb: approx 1-7/8″. Weight: 10 lbs 12 oz. LOP: 15″. Brown canvas zippered bag with dark brown leather Krieghoff marked trim, has side pocket containing Krieghoff gun oil and “gun glide”, sling swivels, and instruction booklet, as well as a trigger lock. CONDITION: Excellent. Unfired, as new, since proof with only the faintest of handling marks on wood and metal. Bag is excellent. 49305-14 MGM198 (8,000-12,000) – Lot 2194

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2195

*INTERESTING DANGEROUS GAME MAUSER RIFLE BY HEINRICH KRIEGHOFF SPECIALLY MADE FOR ROBERT H. MORSE OF CHICAGO, WITH SCOPE.

SN 10950. Cal. 11.2 x 72 Schuler. (This interesting cartridge has a rebated rim similar to .425 Westley Richards and has very similar base diameter. It is however a longer cartridge. Brass can probably be made from .404 Jeffery.) 27″ Poldi Anti Corro – Steel tapered round bbl is fitted with claw bases, small island base for one standing, two folding leaf express rear sight, and matted ramp for gold bead front. Muzzle is threaded for suppressor or muzzle brake, and has protective ring installed. Right rear of bbl is engraved “Especially Made For Robert H. Morse, Chicago” and on left “By Heinrich Krieghoff/ Suhl – Germany”. (Mr. Robert Morse was president of Fairbanks Morse Company which produced scales, diesel engines and electric engines and pumps for industrial use.) Case hardened, standard length, large ring Model 98 Mauser action is stamped with SN and German proofs on left side of receiver ring, and with Krieghoff logo (anchor and initials “HK”) on front portion of sidewall. Bottom metal has hinged floorplate with release button in trigger guard bow, and has had a filler piece fitted to extend capacity for this large bodied cartridge. Action is very finely engraved with relief carved game animals in nicely detailed backgrounds. Scenes are framed by well cut Germanic scrolling acanthus. A growling grizzly bear with large trees in background and rocks in foreground is on receiver ring. Floorplate depicts woodland scene of two bull moose with cow in background. A finely rendered pronghorn is on trigger guard bow. Engravers signature “R Sch” (?) is on base of boulder on receiver ring scene. Nicely marbled European walnut steel trap capped pistol grip stock measures 13-3/4″ over black “Old English” pad. Stock features large shadow line right hand cheekpiece, horn forend tip, and finely spaced point pattern checkering with line borders at grip and forend. An interesting small diameter extended eye relief type scope is in soldered-on claw rings. Drop at heel: approx 2-9/16″, drop at comb: approx 1-3/4″. Weight: 11 lbs 0 oz. LOP: 13-3/4”. Accompanied by a set of C-H Dies, qty of brass & Woodleigh bullets, and 20 handloaded rounds. PROVENANCE: Previous owners notes. CONDITION: Excellent, showing little use. Bbl retains nearly all of its fine satin blue. Action and bottom metal retain over 90% of their orig case hardening color, silvered on high points and sharp edges. Bolt retains 85% of its color, loss due to normal operating wear, and with knob silvered. Stocks retain nearly all of what appears to be their orig oil finish, with a number of light marks and scratches, checkering lightly worn. Bore is excellent, bright, sharp, and shiny throughout. Scope retains most of its orig blue, but it appears that a lens is missing, so it is not usable. A scarce 1920’s era dangerous game rifle by this noted and highly regarded gun maker. 49183-30 MGM21 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 2195

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2196

*F. W. HEYM OVER-UNDER DOUBLE RIFLE WITH SCOPE, EXTRA SHOTGUN BARRELS, AND CASE.

SN 77015. Cal. .375 Mag and 12 ga. 25″ Mono-bloc rifle bbls are fitted with full length matted rib, central portion cut away forming quarter rib and front sight ramp. Rear portion is fitted with one standing leaf express rear sight, and claw scope bases. Front ramp holds sourdough bead, central portion is marked “FRIEDRICH WILH. HEYM”. Left rear of bbl is stamped “Special Laufstahl” and right “Made in W. – Germany”. 28-1/4″ Shotgun bbls have same markings as rifle bbls, but are fitted with ventilated rib. Each bbl set has its own dedicated forend. Coin finished OU action with dbl Kersten bolt features non-automatic safety, pin type cocking indicators on top, and dbl triggers (front set). Action is engraved with 60% coverage large, open, shaded scroll, and other sprays of scroll surrounding game scenes; a pair of running hare on left, and a flushing duck on right side of action. Bottom, with scroll engraving is stamped “F R WILH HEYM”. Relatively plain European walnut sunburst horn capped pistol grip buttstock with slightly hog-backed comb measures 14-1/4″ over black Decelerator pad. Point pattern skip line checkering is at grip. Stock features a small shadow line right hand cheekpiece. Matching one piece forends have Deeley releases. Rifle BBL set: Drop at heel: approx 3-1/4″, drop at comb: approx 2″. Weight without scope: 8 lbs 6 oz. LOP: 14-1/4″. Shotgun BBL set: Bore diameter: top -.719, bottom -.719. Bore restrictions: top -.031 (full), bottom -.009 (IC). Wall thickness: top -.040, bottom -.038. Drop at heel: 2-7/8″, drop at comb: 1-11/16″. Weight: 7 lbs 7 oz. LOP: 14-1/4″. Schmidt & Bender 1.5 – 6 x 42 scope with three post and duplex crosshair reticle is in Recknagel claw rings, rear with windage adjustment. ABS two gun case with three combination locks, is lined in dark burgundy velvet, with central dividing partition. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain over 95% orig blue with some sharp edge wear and assembly marks. Coin finish of action has some flecking and darkening. There are a number of light handling marks in stock finish, checkering lightly worn. All the bores are excellent. Action is tight. Scope is excellent except for one or two marks and 3/4″ crease on left side of ocular bell. Optics clear. Case is excellent. 49512-1 MGM301 (10,000-15,000) – Lot 2196

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2197

*SIACE HAMMER DOUBLE RIFLE IN 30-06 WITH CASE.

SN 45839. Cal. 30 – 06. 24″ Mono-bloc bbls fitted with quarter rib holding one standing leaf rear sight, and front ramp holding gold bead, are engraved with importers name and address (Danzel Listo), and with Siace name and address on tops. There are inlaid gold wire embellishments at breech ends. Bbl flats are stamped with 2005 Italian nitro proofs and SN. Coin finished top lever action is fitted with bar locks having tall serpentine hammers. Action features non-automatic safety and dbl triggers. It is engraved with about 50% coverage well done large trailing scroll in fine stippled background. A portrait of a big horn ram is on bottom. Lockplates are relatively plain, having only geometric borders. Left plate is engraved “Siace di Gelmini”, with right lock engraved “Gardone V.T.” Single beaded trigger guard has SN at grip. Finely marbled and figured European walnut square knob pistol grip buttstock measures 14-3/8″ over thin rifle pad. Stock features right hand shadow line cheekpiece, drop points, and point pattern checkering. Matching small beavertail forend has slightly schnabeled tip and Anson release. Drop at heel: approx 2-3/8″, drop at comb: approx 1-3/8″. Weight: 7 lbs 10 oz. LOP: 14-3/8″. Green canvas Emmebi case with tan leather trim, lined in brown velvet has Siace label in lid, and contains green bags for action and bbls, pair of 30-06 snap caps, and a bore snake. CONDITION: Excellent, essentially as new, except for some minor stains on breechface, and a few marks on wood and metal. Mechanically crisp. Case is excellent. 49610-3 MGM341 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2197

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2198

*CUSTOM MAUSER DANGEROUS GAME RIFLE WITH SWAROVSKI SCOPE.

SN 2003. Cal. .404 Jeffery. 24″ Medium weight sporter bbl is fitted with island base for one standing, two folding leaf express rear sight with the V’s uncut, sleeved-on sling eye, and sleeved-on front ramp with sourdough bead. Removal of stock reveals anti-recoil block screwed and soldered to bottom of bbl. Left rear is engraved with caliber. Standard length Model 98 action has Mauser logo on stippled receiver ring. A tall square bridge has been added. A Griffin & Howe scope base is affixed to side wall. Blackburn trigger has been installed. Bolt has had pear shaped knob added, and shank is cut away for scope clearance. After market bolt shroud has three position safety. Custom made drop box bottom metal has hinged straddle floorplate and release button in bow. Red toned, lightly marbled and figured European walnut steel capped pistol grip stock measures 13-7/8″ over Silver type pad with spur, and features ebony forend tip, recoil bolt, sling eye, and cleanly cut point pattern checkering with line borders at grip and forend. Swarovski Habicht 1.25 – 4 x 24 scope with heavy circular duplex reticle is in G&H aluminum slide with steel rings. Weight with scope: 10 lbs 6 oz. LOP: 13-7/8”. CONDITION: Essentially as new, retaining all of its custom finishes on wood and metal, with a few light handling marks. Bore is excellent. Action is smooth. Scope is excellent. Brilliant optics. 49181-25 MGM53 (8,000-12,000) – Lot 2198

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2199

*STEYR-MANNLICHER MODEL M LEFT-HANDED BOLT ACTION RIFLE WITH LEUPOLD SCOPE.

SN 118794. Cal. .30-06. 20″ bbl, blue finish. Checkered full length walnut stock with pistol grip, in classic Mannlicher configuration, pistol grip has wood cap with white inlay, sling swivels and Steyr marked buttpad. Rifle has double set triggers. CONDITION: Overall very fine, bbl retains 95% bright blue finish with some small scratches. Bore is frosty with sharp rifling. Receiver shows 98% bright blue. Bolt handle shows 98% bright blue. Bottom metal 95% matte blue finish. Full length stock is very good with oil finish and finely cut checkering. Label on left side of butt stock that says “Trust me. I’m a Doctor.”, with handwritten sighting notes. Scope optics are clear with “Superspotter II” lens hood. Sling has quick detach swivels. The rifle has an extra magazine. Nice rifle for a “South Paw.” 49440-6 TEP (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2199

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2200

*RARE SIDELOCK AND BLITZ ACTION VIERLING WITH TWO MATCHING LARGE CALIBER OVER-UNDER RIFLE BARRELS AND SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN BARRELS BY GEORGE KNAAK.

SN 4511. Cal. 8×57 x 8×57 (.319 groove diameters) x 16 x 16 ga. 2-1/2″ Chambers. 25-1/2″ Krupp steel bbls have top rifle bbl within broad flat matted rib mounted with one standing, one folding rear and silver bead front sights. Milled out section of rib is engraved “Deutsche Waffenfabrik Georg Knaak, Berlin S.W. 48. Germany”. Left side of rib is stamped with German proofs for 15 gram steel jacketed bullet and 7.7 x 57. Shotgun bbls are stamped “nitro” and “16/1″. Bottom bbl is stamped with nitro proofs for steel jacketed bullet at 10 grams and 7.7 x 57. Unusual sidelock action with rifle bbls being fired by Blitz system, and shotgun bbls by sidelocks, features rifle/ shotgun selector on top tang. Greener type safety is mounted in tail of left sidelock. Pin type rifle cocking indicators are on top of action. Raised rib tumbler end cocking indicators are on sidelocks. Both triggers are set. Action is engraved with near full coverage well cut germanic scrolling acanthus with shaded background. Sidelocks are semi-relief engraved with game scenes, backgrounds deeply cut away; a roebuck and two does are in meadowland on left lockplate, with a pair of ducks taking flight from marsh. Two bugling stags are challenging each other in alpine setting on right, as two hinds look on. A semi-relief rabbit scampers across trigger guard bow. Nicely streaked and lightly figured, dark and dense, European walnut sunburst horn capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14″ over ribbed horn buttplate, and features a classic shadow line right hand cheekpiece, and point pattern checkering with line borders. A sling eye as well as a large cartridge trap holding four rifle cartridges, cover engraved with acanthus and a roebuck, is on toe line. Matching splinter forend has Deeley release. Shotgun bbls: Bore diameter: left -.674, right -.674. Bore restrictions: left -.026 (full), right -.025 (full). Wall thickness: left -.030, right -.027. Drop at heel: approx 2-3/4″, drop at comb: approx 1-3/4”. Weight: 8 lbs 8 oz. LOP: 14”. CONDITION: Very good. Bbls retain most, perhaps 70 – 80% of their orig blue with scattered rubs, marks, and scratches, as well as some light freckling. Action retains most of its coin finish with a few dark spots. Thumbpiece of top lever is silvered. Stocks retain most of their orig hand rubbed oil finish with numerous light marks and scratches, with a few fairly deep, checkering worn. Top rifle bore is fine with some light frosting. Bottom rifle bore is very good, strong rifling throughout, lightly pitted. Shotgun bores are excellent, shiny, with a few scattered light dents. Action has just a hint of looseness, mostly lateral. Set triggers work. This cataloger has never seen another vierling in this configuration, and only one or two other sidelocks. This fairly robust gun balances and handles quite well. 49224-4 MGM56 (12,000-17,000) – Lot 2200

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2201

*FINE RELIEF ENGRAVED JOSEF HAMBRUSCH BLITZ ACTION OVER-UNDER DRILLING WITH SCOPE, DIES, AND CASE.

SN 2768. Cal. 20 x 20 (3″ chambers) x 6×47 (easily made from .222 Remington brass). This unusual combination gun with 20 ga. OU bbls, and rifle bbl mounted on right side, has 24″ demi-bloc bbls with full length flat matted top rib, engraved “KLEINGUNTHER – SEGUIN/ TEXAS”. Rear portion of rib has dovetailed base for scope mounts. Rib is fitted with a single leaf flip-up rear sight and longitudinally dovetailed silver bead front. Bbl flats are stamped with 1978 Ferlach proofs for 3″ chambers. Bottom bbl is engraved “JOSEF HAMBRUSCH – FERLACH”. Blitz trigger plate double Kersten action features ornamental side plates with rifle/ shotgun selector button on left plate, double triggers (front set), bushed strikers, and automatic safety button on top tang (SAFE inlaid in gold). Action is engraved with large shaded open scroll with inlaid gold monogram “JHW” on bottom of action. Fences and bolsters have deeply chiseled scroll engraving. Side plates are deep relief engraved with game scenes; four pheasants on left side, and with male and female pronghorn antelope on right. Blued steel trigger guard has matching scroll. Streaked and slightly figured European walnut full capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-3/8″ over Pachmayr white line rifle pad, and features sling loop, shadow line right hand cheekpiece, composition grip cap, and approx 20 LPI checkering with line border. Matching 2-pc forend has Deeley release. Scope is a Leupold M8 2.5X compact with duplex reticle in custom fit Weaver rings. Bore diameter: top -.624, bottom -.625. Bore restrictions: top -.018 (mod), bottom -.004 (IC). Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight without scope: 6 lbs. 14 oz. LOP 14-3/8″. Green canvas case with stitched leather corners is lined in green felt, and contains straps and dies. PROVENANCE: All import paperwork showing cost of this gun ($5409.00) in 1979. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain most of their orig blue, with minor nicks and slight silvering at muzzles. Action retains virtually all of its coin finish with some slight staining on bottom in front of trigger guard. Stock retains nearly all its orig oil finish with a few minor nicks from handling. Bores are all excellent, bright and shiny. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Set trigger works. Scope is excellent. Optics clear. Case is excellent, near new. Accessories are fine. 49447-1 MGM193 (8,000-12,000) – Lot 2201

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2202

*BEAUTIFUL CASED LE-HANNE BIG BORE DOUBLE RIFLE OVER 16 GAUGE.

SN 793. Cal. 9.3X74 R over 16 ga. 26-3/4″ bbl. Shotgun chamber is 2-5/8″ CHOKED: 16 ga bbl Full. Full length matted rib with claw mounts for scope, 2 flip up sights in rear and front blade sight. Tops of bbl in laid in gold “WILH. LE-HANNE / CREFELD-SHUL”. Capped pistol grip stock. Large horn trigger guard, double triggers, extractor, non automatic side safety and bbl selector on top. Reinforced frame with double locking Greener cross bolts. Capped pistol grip buttstock with cheek piece, checkered in 3-pt pattern with wide mullered border and 14-1/4″ LOP over basket weave horn buttplate. Sling swivel mount in buttstock and on bbl. Forearm with Deeley release, checkered in 4-pt pattern in wide mullered border. Frame is nicely border engraved. Screw heads are floral engraved. Finely stippled on top of frame and bbl extensions are floral engraved as well. Housed in a steel Americase with green liner and comes with 2 leather shoulder straps, Swarovski 1,5-4,5X20A Nova scope and 2 chamber castings included in case. WEIGHT: 9 lbs. 12 oz. CONDITION: Very good. Bbls retain 95-97% of an older restored blued finish. Receiver retains 20-30% light orig case color mostly toned with minor staining on frame. Buttstock and forearm are excellent and retain most of a professionally restored finish. There is a minor repair on left side of bottom of frame that has been correctly and competently fixed. Buttplate is very good with light cracquelure. This rifle rivals the 375 H&H in muzzle energy and the 16 ga. just adds to the fun. 49440-4 JSL299 C&R (8,000-12,000) – Lot 2202

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2203

*SEMPERT & KRIEGHOFF SIDELOCK DRILLING WITH SCOPE.

SN 10170. Cal. 16 ga x 16 ga x 93×72. 25-5/8″ Bbls are fitted with full length matted rib mounting flip-up rear sight, actuated by bbl cocking lever, claw scope bases, and silver bead front sight. Tops of bbls are engraved “Sempert & Krieghoff” and “Suhl”. Bbl flats are stamped with imperial German nitro proofs for 2-1/2″ chambers and 1958 Ulm re-proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. Bbls are stamped with steel information. Lightly color hardened sidelock action features safety toggle on left lockplate, rifle cocking lever on left side, crossbolt third fastener, side clips, raised rib tumbler end cocking indicators, and double triggers (front set). Action is engraved with near full coverage large trailing acanthus in stippled background. Lockplates have sprays of the same scroll surrounding game scenes; roebuck and ducks on left lock, and stag and hind running through cut over forest land on right. Monogram “FK” is on top lever. Trigger guard is of horn. Relatively plain European walnut horn capped pistol grip buttstock with slightly hogbacked comb measures 13-7/8″ over ribbed horn buttplate, and features small shadow line right hand cheekpiece, and point pattern checkering at grip. A sling loop matching that on bottom bbl, is on toe line. Matching small forend with inset horn tip has Deeley release. Hensoldt Diatal – D 4 X 32 rail scope with three post reticle is in claw mounts. Bore diameter: left -.672, right -.672. Bore restrictions: left -.025 (Imod), right -.018 (mod). Wall thickness: left -.028, right -.036. Drop at heel: 2-7/8″, drop at rear of hogback: 2-5/16″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight without scope: 7 lbs 2 oz. LOP: 13-7/8″. Also included with this high quality drilling are ten RWS 93 x 72 cartridges in box with orange labels. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain essentially all of a satin re-black. Action retains most of its coin finish, silvered to pewter gray. Added oil finish. There is a small stress crack behind left lockplate. All bores are excellent. Rifle bore has one or two small pits. Scope has some scuffs in lacquer, optically clear. 49432-10 MGM368 (6,500-10,000) – Lot 2203

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2204

*FINE SEMPERT & KRIEGHOFF BLITZ ACTION DRILLING WITH HAND DETACHABLE FIRING MECHANISM.

SN 18362. Cal. 12 x 12 x 8x57R. 23-3/4″ Rochling Elektro steel bbls are mounted with full length matted rib fitted with Krieghoff’s neat sliding dovetail scope mounts, and pop-up V-notch (shotgun) and U-notch (rifle) rear sight. Top of left bbl is engraved “SEMPERT & KRIEGHOFF, SUHL”. Bottoms of shotgun bbls are stamped with steel information and German imperial nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. Krupp steel rifle bbl is stamped with proofs, SN, caliber, and proof date of 2/36. A sling loop is soldered to bottom bbl. Coin finished, scallop-backed, Blitz action features Krieghoff’s patented removable firing mechanism taken down by turning grip cap 1/8 turn to left, removal of lever/ screw in front of trigger guard, lifting a lever which runs along the grip, and removing mechanism. Action also features rifle/ shotgun selector on top tang, Greener type side safety, pin type cocking indicators on top of action, Greener crossbolt, side clips, slight action reinforcing bolsters, and double triggers (front set). Trigger guard is of horn. Action is engraved with very nicely rendered Germanic acanthus scroll with fine beaded background, and well detailed vignettes of game animals on sides; a bugling stag and hind on left, and roebuck and doe on right. Broadly streaked and lightly figured European walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 12-7/16″ over removable (with single large screw slotted for coin) ribbed horn buttplate which covers cartridge trap, with space for one shotgun shell and two rifle cartridges. Stock features small right hand shadow line cheekpiece, point pattern checkering, and a sling loop matching that on bbl. Matching splinter forend has Deeley type release. Bore diameter: left -.720, right -.723. Bore restrictions: left -.046 (extra full), right -.043 (extra full). Wall thickness: left -.032, right -.027. Drop at heel: approx 3″, drop at comb: approx 1-11/16″. Weight: 7 lbs 3 oz. LOP: 12-7/16″. CONDITION: Excellent, as slightly re-worked. Bbls retain over 90% of their orig satin blue, silvered on sharp edges, and with some pitting noted on right side of left bbl, with bluing touched up. Action retains most of its orig coin finish, and is a pleasing pewter gray. Stocks retain a considerable amount of what appears to be their orig finish with some oil rubbed in over numerous marks and light scratches, comb appears to have been taken down and refinished. Horn of trigger guard shows some scratches, and there is light worm damage to buttplate. Checkering is good, somewhat gummed. Shotgun bores are excellent and bright with one or two minor small pits, and a couple of light dents toward muzzles. Rifle bore is brilliant, with sharp rifling throughout. Sempert & Krieghoff firearms are very highly regarded as to their quality. 48990-3 MGM1 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 2204

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2205

DELIGHTFUL LIGHTWEIGHT BIG BORE J. NOWOTNY HAMMER DOUBLE RIFLE MADE FOR A COUNT.

SN 5618. Cal. .577 2-3/4″ BPE. 26-1/4″ Dovetailed steel bbls are fitted with full length file cut rib dovetailed through for one standing, one folding leaf is rear sight. Folding leaf marked “250”. German silver bead front sight has flip-up copper night bead. Muzzle portion of rib is engraved with a 4″ arrow transfixing sight. Tops of bbls are engraved “J. Nowotny” and “In Prag”. Bbl flats are stamped with makers name and address, SN, and caliber. A sling loop is screwed to bottom rib. Coin finished round bodied Jones underlever type action is fitted with peninsula back action locks with round bodied serpentine rebounding hammers. Action is engraved with approx 60% coverage well cut small scroll. “J. Nowotny” is in scrolled riband on left lockplate, and “V Praze” is on right. Top of action is gold inlaid with large monogram “TMW” (?) surmounted by a count’s crown. Scroll engraved trigger guard is of steel. Nicely figured European walnut round knob pistol grip buttstock measures 14″ over checkered steel buttplate with cartridge trap with space for two .577 cartridges. SN is engraved on cover. Interesting attenuated checkering is at grip, and checkering extends to and covers area beside top and bottom tangs. Stock also features a nicely shaped right hand cheekpiece. A sling loop is on toe line. Small splinter forend is nearly fully checkered, has small schnabeled tip, and has interesting shape transitioning from sides to tip. Forend is fitted with forward pivoting release. Drop at heel: approx 2-1/4″, drop at comb: approx 1-1/2″. Weight: 8 lbs 2 oz. LOP: 14″. CONDITION: Very fine, as partially refinished. Bbls retain nearly all of a well done satin re-black over a few light marks. Engraving slightly softened. Action retains a considerable amount of its orig coin finish with some areas of darkening and spotting, engraving sharp and clear. Stocks retain nearly all of a hand rubbed oil finish with some checks in butt, repaired and filled at time of making, with a few subsequent marks, one pretty deep on right side of butt near heel. Checkering nicely re-cut. Bores are very fine, near excellent, strong rifling throughout, with some light frosting and one or two minor pits. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Locks are crisp. A fast handling big rifle by this exceptionally fine gunmaker, undoubtedly made for hunting wild boar. 49266-5 MGM79 (6,000-10,000) – Lot 2205

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2206

EXCEPTIONALLY FINE CASED PINFIRE CAPE GUN AND SHOTGUN COMBO BY M. MACH OF PRAGUE.

SN 2074. Cal. 16 Ga. (2-1/2″ Chambers) and 16 Ga./ 24 Ga. Rifle. This exceptional cased set was the recipient of the “Best Gun” award at the German Gun Exhibit at the Vintage Cup in 2006 and is accompanied by its trophy for same . It also won the Gold Medal, Concours d’Elegance in 2005. The 29″ shotgun barrels, and 27″ Cape Gun barrels, have deeply etched Bernard Damascus steel barrels with high flat ribs, that are inlaid in gold “Sack – Reuter” and “Frankfurt A – M” (retailer) at rear of ribs. Breech ends of bbls have gold inlaid scroll in engraved checkered background. Cape gun bbls have single standing V-notch rear sight, and German silver bladed front sight, dovetailed through rib. Bottoms of bbls have sling loops soldered on. Small forends are fixed to bbls with a screw and have an interesting arrangement for interchange of bbls. There is a spring loaded catch pivoting through forend iron. Upon depressing the forward end, the catch snaps open to allow assembly of bbls to action. This ingenious system is possibly unique. Lefacheux type action has horn covered front lever with nicely filed fences and beads. Back action peninsula locks have tall serpentine pinfire hammers. Steel trigger guard has inset horn grip at rear portion. Front portion of bow has nicely filed volute. Front trigger is set. All metal is beautifully engraved with inlaid accents of gold and silver. There are vignettes of game and dogs relief carved in finely stippled backgrounds. Right side of action depicts a large cat attacking a boar. Right lockplate has a pair of foxes preparing for a grouse dinner. Left action depicts a trio of chamois on mountaintop. Left lockplate shows a roebuck and doe in open woodlands. Top tang of action shows a sitting greyhound. Bow of trigger guard has a pair of pheasants. Background engraving is beautifully cut and nicely styled relief acanthus, highlighted with gold and silver tendrils, with a combination of checkered and stippled background. Right sidelock has “M. Mach” inlaid in gold, and left “In Prag”. Honey-colored nicely marbled and slightly figured European walnut buttstock measures 14″ over steel trap buttplate with 2″ tang. Engraving continues the acanthus motif with gold inlay and relief grouse on tang. Cover of trap depicts a fine full length portrait of Jaeger wearing a cape, with his rifle at ready. SN is near heel. Stock features a nicely sculpted right hand cheekpiece, and sling loop on toe. In place of checkering there is relief carved acanthus scroll with stippled background. Everything about this fine combination gun exudes quality. Shotgun bbls: Bore diameter: left -.674, right -.675. Bore restrictions: left -000 (cyl), right -000 (cyl). Wall thickness: left -.046, right -.043. Drop at heel: 2-5/16″, drop at comb: 1-9/16″. Weight: 7 lbs. 2.9 oz, LOP 14″. Cape bbls: Bore diameter: left -.674, .602 rifle groove diameter. Bore restrictions: left -000 (cyl), Wall thickness: left -.043. Drop at heel: Approx 2-3/8″, drop at comb: Approx 1-11/16″. Weight: 7 lbs. 12.5 oz, LOP 14″. Checkered pattern leather covered wood case has large raised embossed panel on lid and brass oval central medallion, as well as large brass tack corners. Interior is lined in dark green cloth, and is closely French fitted for an array of original accessories. Accessories include two beautifully filed and polished wad cutters, one for shotgun, one for the rifle; matching rifle bullet mold has cavities for round and pointed conical projectiles; most of the other loading accessories are turned out of boxwood, and are stamped “16″, and include shell holder with wad rammer, roll crimping tool, and powder and shot dippers. Rifle loading equipment is stamped “24″ and includes shell holder, rammer, and crimper. There are also a pinfire broken case extractor, turn screw, and Greenheart cleaning rod, all with matching boxwood handles. The original patterned leather cloth-backed sling, and five modern brass pinfire cases are also included. Also accompanied by a German pewter stein awarded as the gold medal winner at the Concours d’Elegance of Fine Guns in 2006 PROVENANCE: Copy of “Waffenschmied” Fall 2006 with gun on rear cover. Correspondence regarding history of this maker. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain virtually all of their original finish, slightly silvered at muzzles. Strikingly bold pattern is evident throughout, with no areas of discoloration. Metal appears to have originally been finished in a dark French gray, and most of that finish is still present. Wood retains nearly all of its orig French polish with numerous marks and nicks. There are a few minor marks in the horn of the opening lever. Carved horn grip is excellent. All horn retains most of its high polish. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Locks are crisp. Rifle bore is excellent. Shotgun bores show full length scratches, possibly as maker intended, and are bright, but with some pitting. Case leather is considerably deteriorated with large areas missing, but has been stabilized. Interior cloth is excellent, with a few areas where it has been worn through from contact with gun and bbls. Accessories are excellent. Steel retains all of its bright polish. Boxwood retains its original lacquer. Unique ensemble by a maker, little known outside of central Europe, but highly regarded in Bohemia. Stein is new. 49403-9 MGM325 (17,000-22,000) – Lot 2206

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2207

*EDWARD KETTNER BOXLOCK DOUBLE RIFLE DRILLING.

SN 12428. Cal. 9 x 57R x 9 x 57R x 16 ga. 2-1/2″ Chamber. 25″ Bbls with full length matted rib fitted with claw bases, one standing, one folding leaf rear, and silver bead front sights are engraved “E. D. KETTNER” and “COLN – SUHL”. Bbl flats are stamped with post 1912 German nitro proofs for 9 x 57. Bottom of shotgun bbl is also proofed and stamped with SN. A sling loop is soldered to bottom bbl. Robust, double ogee-backed, case hardened, boxlock action features Greener type side safety and rifle/ shotgun selector on tang. “S” “K” and “S” are gold inlaid. Action also features hidden crossbolt third fastener through dolls head extension, side clips, reinforcing bolsters, and double triggers (both set). Action is engraved with 60% coverage rose bouquets and scroll. Trigger guard is of horn. Nicely marbled European walnut steel capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/4″ over orig horn ribbed buttplate. Stock features classic shadow line right hand cheekpiece, attenuated drop points, closely spaced point pattern checkering with line borders at grip, and a sling loop, matching that on bbl, on toe line. Matching splinter type forend has Deeley release. Bore diameter: bottom -.672. Bore restrictions: bottom -.008 (IC). Wall thickness: bottom -.032. Drop at heel: approx 3″, drop at comb: approx 1-7/8″. Weight: 8 lbs 1 oz. LOP: 14-1/4”. CONDITION: Excellent, as mostly refinished. Bbls retain nearly all of a satin re-blue with some light subsequent spotting. Action retains nearly all of a re-color hardening, engraving slightly softened. Stocks retain most of what appears to be their orig finish with some added oil, and light to moderate handling marks, checkering slightly worn, forend checkering more so. Bores are very good with strong rifling throughout, dark and lightly pitted in grooves. Shotgun bore is excellent. Action is tight. Rear trigger will not set. Double rifle drillings are quite scarce. 49029-13 MGM16 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 2207

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2208

*CHAPUIS “OURAL” SINGLE SHOT STALKING RIFLE WITH SWAROVSKI SCOPE.

SN 33178. Cal. .300 Winchester mag. 25-5/8″ Tapered round bbl has full length integral rib, central portion of which is cut away forming quarter rib and front sight ramp. Rear portion is fitted with Recknagel ERA type QD scope mounts and a single standing sight. Matted portion of quarter rib is engraved “Carabine – Oural Chapuis – France”. There are sprays of scroll engraving around breech and on front scope base. Bbl flats and lump are stamped with SN and caliber. Bottom of bbl is marked with importers name and address (J. J. Perodeau). Coin finished, scallop-backed boxlock action features non-automatic safety, reinforcing bolsters, and beaded trigger guard. Action is engraved with about 40% coverage simple scroll. Trigger guard tang extends to steel grip cap. Nicely fiddle figured and lightly streaked European walnut pistol grip buttstock measures 15-3/8″ over Morgan type adjustable pad by “Decelerator”. Stock also features right hand palm swell, swept right hand cheekpiece, and point pattern checkering with beaded borders at grip. Sharply tapered and schnabeled matching forend has Deeley type release. Drop at heel in front of pad: approx 2-1/2″, drop at comb: approx 1-1/2″. Weight without scope: 8 lbs 2 oz. LOP: 15-3/8”. Swarovski Habicht 2.5 – 10 X 56 scope with duplex reticle is in ERA rings, and has storm cover. CONDITION: Excellent, showing light field use. Metal parts retain over 95% of their orig finishes. Stocks have nearly all their orig finish, with a considerable number of marks and scratches, some fairly deep. Right front portion of forend schnabel has a relatively large chip from being dropped. Scope is excellent. Optics crisp. 49183-14 MGM23 (3,500-5,500) – Lot 2208

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*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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2210

*SCARCE CHARLES DALY “HORNET REPEATER” BOLT ACTION RIFLE.

SN 15108. Cal. .22 Hornet. These interesting rifles were built on a “Herold” patent action, proprietary name for Franz Jaeger & Co of Suhl. This well built rifle is typical of the few known, in that it has 24″ tapered round bbl with two folding leaf front in island base, and silver bead front in matted, banded-on ramp. Top of rear is marked with caliber, left rear “Charles Daly”, and right rear with “Krupp Steel”. Right side in front of sight is engraved “Made in Prussia”. Action with enclosed bolt and double claw extractor system, has wiggle border engraving and matted top. It is fitted with Lyman 57 receiver sight. Bolt with checkered round knob has low flag safety. Bottom metal with hinged floorplate and intricate machined magazine, is marked “U.S.A. PATENT” along with German patent designations. Action is fitted with double set triggers. Steel trigger guard with wiggle border engraving, has SN at tip of tang. All other known (GGCA) Hornet Repeaters (4 of them) are in this SN range. Nicely fiddle figured and well streaked European walnut horn capped pistol grip stock measures 13-5/8″ over serrated horn buttplate. Stock features right hand cheekpiece, horn forend tip, well cut point pattern checkering with double line borders at grip and wrapping around forend, as well as a vacant silver oval and sling loop on toe line, which matches that on forend. Drop at heel: approx 2-1/2″, drop at comb: approx 1-3/4″. Weight: 7 lbs 11 oz. LOP: 13-5/8″. CONDITION: Excellent. This hard to find Daly offering is in exceptional, as found, orig condition with no customizing or refinishing evident. Metal parts retain over 90% orig blue which is exceptionally strong on bbl and action. Floorplate is somewhat silvered. Stock retains essentially all of its orig finish with a few light marks. Checkering has very little wear. Horn is in excellent condition, with only some slight chips and some infill of what may be insect damage on buttplate. Bore is excellent, near mint. Action is smooth and crisp. In 1932 this rifle retailed for $113.50 with Lyman sight. 49409-4 MGM129 C&R (5,000-8,000) – Lot 2210

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2210A

*ENGRAVED FERLACH CUSTOM MAUSER BOLT ACTION RIFLE.

SN 653. Cal. 8×57 JS. Blue finish and 22-1/2″ bbl with full raised rib and open sights. Full length Mannlicher stock with orig 2-pc forestock. 4 power K.Kahles scope. Full coverage engraving is high quality in a Germanic oak leaf motif. Floor plate shows the vignette of an antelope engraved in high relief. Stock has cheek piece on the left side with fine checkering on the pistol grip and forestock. Scope has clean optics. Nice hunting rile in a good caliber. CONDITION: Very good as refinished. The rifle is built on a Mauser 98 military action, barrel shows 90% blue turning a little plum color. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Receiver retains 90% of restored blue finish. 49433-35 TEP C&R (2,500-4,000) – Lot 2210A

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2211

HUMONGOUS HOLLAND & HOLLAND FOUR BORE DOUBLE ELEPHANT RIFLE.

SN 8336. Cal. 4 bore. (.955 Groove diameter, 11 groove Enfield type rifling) 4″ Chambers. 24″ Fine Damascus bbls, swamped at center with slight flare toward muzzles, are fitted with full length flat rib with dolls head extension. Rear portion behind single standing leaf express rear sight marked for 50 yards, is file cut. Central portion of rib is engraved “Presented to Mirza Toffal Ali Beg Khan Bahadur by Nawab Salar Jung Mukhtar-ul Mulk, Prime Minister of Hyderabad, Ootagamund, June 15, 1885”. Silver bead front sight is longitudinally dovetailed into rib. Top of right bbl is engraved with H&H New Bond street address. Top of left is engraved “Winners of All the “Field” Rifle Trials London 1883″. Breech ends are engraved with wide acanthus bands behind 2-3/8″ triangles of exceptionally well cut scrolling acanthus with floral centers. Matching bands are at muzzles. Gun is numbered “2” on top of dolls head extension, top tang, and on forend iron. Bbl flats are stamped with London black powder proofs for 6 bore. SNs are stamped on bottoms of bbls. A large sling eye is soldered to bottom rib. Massive case hardened Jones underlever round bar action (almost 3-1/2″ across breech face) has nicely filed fences, and is fitted with rebounding back action locks by Brazier sporting large, flat bodied, serpentine hammers with dolphin heads. Top tang extends over comb. Action and locks are engraved with 30% coverage well cut sprays of scroll, as background and accent to very well rendered scenes of big game animals, many for which this rifle would be suited. Right side of action depicts a rhinoceros with large deciduous and palm trees in background. Left side depicts an elephant strolling through open savannah with some trees and mountain in background. A bear in similar background is on left lockplate, and a well limned tiger burns bright from the right. A fine portrait of a lion is on top of action between hammers. SN and “2” are on trigger guard tang which extends to horn grip cap. Fiddle figured and lightly streaked dense European walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-3/8″ over Silver type pad, and features right hand shadow line cheekpiece, point pattern checkering with mullered borders at grip, and a sling eye, matching but smaller than that on bottom of bbl, on toe line. Central portion of cheekpiece has inset gold circle engraved with complex monogram including the large letters “S” and “J” intertwined with smaller letters “M” and “K” and “JUS”. (This rifle is almost identical, except for some nuances of engraving, with four bore rifle no. 8333, made for the Nizam of Hyderabad, and pictured and described on pages 67-69 in HOLLAND & HOLLAND THE ROYAL GUNMAKER by Donald Dallas. Factory records indicate that both rifles were ordered through Rogers, Rock & Co., H&H’s Indian agents. This rifle was undoubtedly part of a large shipment of big bore rifles for various Indian princes.) Matching broad splinter forend has pivoting lever release. Drop at heel: approx 3-5/16″, drop at comb: approx 2-1/4″. Weight: 21 lbs 4 oz. LOP: 14-3/8”. PROVENANCE: Copy of factory ledger page, confirming specs and stating rifle was regulated with 14 drams of powder in a spherical ball. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain over 80% orig Damascus brown with some areas of further browning and discoloration with a number of light marks and dings. Action and locks retain 60 – 70% orig case hardening color with some brown staining and high edges silvered. Top of action colors are vivid, fading and turning brown along grip strap. Trigger guard is essentially all gray to brown patina with traces of dark color hardening under opening lever. Stocks retain most of an old oil refinish over numerous marks and dings, both heavy and light. Sharp edges are slightly rounded. Wood is somewhat below metal at top of grip, which shows a number of well done repairs. Checkering nicely re-cut. Forend wood is fine, checkering re-cut, with a small chip at right front of bbl channel. Pad is an old replacement, fitted to orig curve, and factory specs state rifle was originally made with a “recoil buttplate”. Bores are excellent, very shiny with sharp rifling throughout, with one or two minor imperfections, most likely small flaws in Damascus. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Locks are crisp. An exceptionally cool big bore. 48568-1 MGM31 (60,000-90,000) – Lot 2211

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2212

FINE HOLLAND & HOLLAND 8 BORE BALL AND SHOT DOUBLE HAMMER GUN.

SN 7457. (1883) Cal. 8 bore. 26-1/8″ Fine Damascus bbls have raised, concave rib with dolls head extension. Rib is fitted with single folding leaf express rear sight which nestles into rib well when folded. Rib is engraved “HOLLAND & HOLLAND 98 NEW BOND ST. LONDON”. Bbl flats are stamped with London black powder proofs for 9 bore, bottoms of bbls with SNs. Massive, case hardened, Jones underlever, round bodied action has top strap which extends over comb, and is fitted with peninsula rebounding back action locks with tall round bodied serpentine hammers and front sliding safeties, which engage with hammers in rebounded position. Left side of action is engraved “CHARGE 8 TO 10 DRAMS CASE 3-1/4 INCHES”. Lockplates are gold inlaid “HOLLAND & HOLLAND” and are engraved with medium simple scroll. This scroll engraving is also on trigger guard bow. Tang, engraved with SN, extends to horn grip cap. Lightly marbled and slightly stump figured European walnut full capped pistol grip buttstock measures 13-3/4″ over Silver type pad. Closely spaced point pattern checkering with mullered borders is at grip. A vacant silver oval is on toe line. Matching short splinter forend has pivoting lever release. Bore diameter: left -.843, right -.843. Bore restrictions: left -.011 (.015 recess – full), right -.011 (IC). Drop at heel: 2-11/16″, drop at comb: 1-3/4″. Weight: 14 lbs 0 oz. LOP: 13-3/4″. PROVENANCE: Double Gun Journal with article on big bore rifles. CONDITION: Excellent, as partially refurbished. Bbls retain most of what appears to be their orig brown, with good Damascus pattern. Action and locks have been nicely re-colored, and retain nearly all of that color. Engraving on locks and trigger guard bow appear to be out of period and style with gun. Stocks retain nearly all of a well done hand rubbed oil finish, checkering re-cut. Pad undoubtedly new at time of refinish. Bores are excellent. Action is very tight. Bbls are on face. Locks are crisp. Safeties work. These heavy Holland shotguns were preferred at close quarters by many dangerous game hunters for their somewhat lighter weight than a corresponding rifle, as well as their ability to effectively use a shot charge for other game. 49318-6 MGM201 (70,000-90,000) – Lot 2212

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2213

10 BORE HOLLAND & HOLLAND HAMMER DOUBLE RIFLE WITH CASE AND ACCESSORIES.

SN 11145. (1892) Cal. 10 ga. (.785 Groove diameter. 9 Grooves, Enfield type rifling) 3-1/2″ Chambers. 27″ Dovetailed steel bbls have broad flat rib fitted with single standing platinum lined rear express sight, and longitudinally dovetailed front sight with silver and flip-up beads. Tops of bbls are engraved “Holland & Holland, 98 New Bond Street. London.” and “Winners of All the “Field” Rifle Trials. London. 1883.” Bbl flats are stamped with Birmingham black powder re-proofs for 3-1/4″ chambers “103 grains black powder” and “1031 Grs Bullet”. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SNs. A sling eye is soldered to bottom rib. Case hardened, round bodied, Jones underlever action is fitted with peninsula back action locks with rebounding, low profile, serpentine hammers with stylized dolphin heads. Action and lockplates are engraved with small scroll borders. “Holland & Holland” is on each plate. SN is on trigger guard tang, which extends to steel grip cap. Nicely streaked and lightly figured European walnut full pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over a Silver type pad and features right hand shadow line cheekpiece, point pattern checkering at grip, as well as a sling eye and vacant silver oval on toe line. Matching splinter forend is nearly fully checkered and has forward pivoting lever release. Drop at heel: approx 2-1/16″, drop at comb: approx 1-5/8″. Weight: 11 lbs 8 oz. Fine quality oak and leather case has brass corners and round central medallion on the lid. Interior is lined in dark red velvet and has correct period reproduction paper label in lid. Case is nicely fitted for an array of orig accessories including: large brass side pour bullet mold (.775 diameter bullet with shallow hollow base) stamped with SN and “J.G”, three ebony handled turnscrews, 2-pc brass and ebony cleaning rod, pair of 10 ga brass snap caps, bone striker bottle, pewter topped glass square oil bottle, and two brass oil bottles with SN stamped on tops, with other cleaning and loading bits. PROVENANCE: Transcription of a letter from Holland & Holland dated Mar 3, 1999 with particulars of gun, and a copy of the record book showing that the rifle was made for a Mr. Lethbridge. Prior owners notes. CONDITION: Excellent, as completely refinished. Bbls retain nearly all of a fine satin re-black. Action retains nearly all of a re-color hardening which is somewhat dark. Hammers, underlever, trigger guard and grip cap have been re-blued, and retain nearly all of that blue. Stocks retain nearly all of a hand rubbed oil finish over some light marks, and with a few subsequent marks. Checkering is re-cut. There are one or two small chips in front of forend iron. Bores are very fine with strong rifling throughout, with some scattered light pitting. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Locks are crisp. Case leather is fine with some marks and rubs. Straps and handle are good. Interior is excellent. Accessories are very fine. Brass is somewhat tarnished. Letter of provenance relates that after its last trip to Africa, at which time it took two cape buffalo, this rifle was returned to Holland & Holland to be redone. It has not been taken on a hunt since that time. 49183-2 MGM135 (10,000-15,000) – Lot 2213

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2214

*INCREDIBLE GOLDEN AGE HOLLAND & HOLLAND ROYAL DELUXE HAMMERLESS EJECTOR DOUBLE RIFLE IN .577 NITRO EXPRESS MOST LIKELY MADE FOR HIS HIGHNESS SIR RANA RANJIT SINGHJI OF THE STATE OF BARWANI WITH CASE AND AMMUNITION.

SN 30337. Cal. .577 NE (Made ca 1928) Beautifully struck 26″ chopper lump bbls are fitted with file cut quarter rib with Holland’s classic cove molding transition to sunken mid rib, with front ramp mirroring transition. Quarter rib is fitted with one standing, two folding leaf express rear sight, having platinum lines. Standing leaf is marked for 100 yards, and folding leaves for 200 and 300 yards. Front ramp holds small silver bead with flip-up porcelain night bead. Tops of bbls are engraved “Holland & Holland” and “98. New Bond Street London.” Mid rib is engraved “.577 Bore”. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 90 grains cordite and 750 grain bullet. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SNs and left bbl with “H&H”. A sling loop is soldered to bottom rib. Robust, case hardened, back action sidelock (Brazier locks), Holland Royal action features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), long top strap which extends over comb, bushed strikers, hidden third fastener, gold band tumbler end cocking indicators, detachable sidelocks, and dbl triggers with front trigger checkered and articulated. Engraving on Holland “Deluxe” guns is always unique, but follows a similar theme. Engraving on this gun is known as “Dragon Pattern” and depicts a panoply of mythical and actual scary beasts. Fences are wonderfully relief carved with kelpies with snakelike bodies trailing toward bottoms. Lockplates each portray a griffin, newt, snake with forked tongue, and bear type animal with tongue extended. These beasties peer forth from a background of open shaded acanthus scroll. Bottom of action is engraved “ROYAL EJECTOR” which is flanked by a pair of sea monsters and has foliate scroll extending toward trigger plate with face of horned greenman. This engraving is exceptionally well cut and nicely detailed. Blued top lever is engraved “Modele – de – Luxe”. Single beaded trigger guard has another sea monster on bow and with SN engraved on tang, which extends to steel grip cap with trap, engraved with another greenman (a spare front sight is in trap). Dark and dense, nicely marbled European walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/4″ over Silver type pad, and is styled in classic H&H manner with right hand shadow line cheekpiece having broad flaring transition to shadow, point pattern flat top checkering with mullered borders at grip, concave border at rear, and classic drop points. There is a sling loop on toe line matching that on bbl, along with a gold oval engraved with a tiger rampant over a banner inscribed in Indian script. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Drop at heel: approx 3″, drop at comb: approx 1-7/8″ (Factory specs state 1-5/8 and 2-5/8. These are indeed the correct measurements without sights. The stocker measures bend from sight bases, not blades and beads.). Weight: 12 lbs 11 oz. LOP: 14-1/4”. Factory orig leather case has green canvas outer cover with brown leather trim. Case is lined in burgundy cloth, with gold embossed H&H black leather label in lid, along with charge card for this particular rifle, and another label regarding cleaning. Case contains 2-pc wood covered steel cleaning rod with brass swivel head, with brush, jag and mop, H & H marked round oil bottle, bone striker bottle with this guns SN, containing spare strikers, snap caps, lock swivels, and replacement screw when hand detachable screw not in use, horn handled striker key, and three turnscrews, one marked Holland & Holland. A covered compartment holds the key. Also included with rifle are two red and yellow boxes of Kynoch “577” solids. PROVENANCE: Correspondence between Mr. West and H & H regarding this rifle, and purchase of accessories. Copy of ledger page where it states orig client was “Barwani” (most likely Sir Rana Ranjit Singhji (1894-1930), K.C.I.E. Bahadur of the state of Barwani of south central India). Wm. West Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent, essentially as new, appears nearly unfired since proof. Metal parts have slight silvering on high edges, and a few light scratches and marks. Stocks are also excellent with one or two very light handling marks in what may be a very light refinish. There is an old stable stress crack behind left lockplate. Bores are superb. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are strong and in time. Case leather is excellent, with only a few minor scuffs and rubs. Newer straps are excellent, handle has been reattached. Outer cover is excellent. Interior cloth is very fine with some minor rubs from action and bbls, a few rubs through at rear of bbl compartment. Accessories are fine. The Holy Grail of Holland & Holland rifles, it’s hard to imagine that a finer example exists. 49479-3 MGM256 (60,000-100,000) – Lot 2214

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2215

*EXTRAORDINARY GOLDEN AGE HOLLAND & HOLLAND ROYAL DELUXE HAMMERLESS EJECTOR DOUBLE RIFLE IN .425 WESTLEY RICHARDS MADE FOR CAPT. HIS HIGHNESS SIR RANA RANJIT SINGHJI OF THE STATE OF BARWANI WITH CASE AND AMMUNITION.

SN 32000. Cal. .425 (ca 1928) Westley Richards. Beautifully struck 26″ chopper lump bbls are fitted with file cut quarter rib with Holland’s classic cove molding transition to sunken mid rib, with front ramp mirroring transition. Quarter rib is fitted with one standing, two folding leaf express rear sight,having platinum lines. Standing leaf is marked for 50 and 150 yards, and folding leaves for 200 and 300 yards. Front ramp holds small silver bead with flip-up porcelain night bead. Orig slip-on sight protector is present. Tops of bbls are engraved “Holland & Holland” and “98. New Bond Street London.” Mid rib is engraved “.425 Bore Rimless, 300 Gr Bullet, Accelerated Express”. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 60 grains cordite and 410 grain bullet. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SNs and left bbl with “H&H”. A sling loop is soldered to bottom rib. Ejector legs are fitted with Holland’s special camming extractor lugs for rimless cartridges, which in this instance must extend very far to engage rebated cartridge groove. Robust, case hardened, back action sidelock (Brazier locks), Holland Royal action features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), long top strap which extends over comb, bushed strikers, hidden third fastener, gold band tumbler end cocking indicators, detachable sidelocks, and double triggers with front trigger checkered and articulated. Engraving on Holland deluxe guns is always unique, but follows a similar theme. Engraving on this gun is known as “Dragon Pattern” and depicts a panoply of mythical and actual scary beasts. Fences are wonderfully relief carved with sea monster heads with snakelike bodies trailing toward tops. Lockplates each portray a griffin, newt, snake with forked tongue, and bear type animal with tongue extended. These beasties peer forth from a background of open shaded acanthus scroll. Bottom of action is engraved “ROYAL EJECTOR” which is flanked by a pair of sea monsters and has foliate scroll extending toward trigger plate with face of horned greenman. Blued top lever is engraved “Modele – de – Luxe”. Single beaded trigger guard has another sea monster on bow and with SN relief engraved on tang, which extends to steel grip cap with trap, engraved with another greenman. Dark and dense, nicely marbled and lightly figured European walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/4″ over Silver type pad, and is styled in classic H&H manner with right hand shadow line cheekpiece having broad flaring transition to shadow, point pattern checkering with mullered borders at grip, concave border at rear, and classic drop points. There is a sling loop on toe line matching that on bbl along with a gold oval engraved with initials “L. A. G”. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Drop at heel: approx 2-15/16″, drop at comb: approx 1-3/4″. Weight: 10 lbs 15 oz. LOP: 14-1/4”. Exceptionally fine makers oak and leather case with brass corners has canvas outer cover with stitched leather trim. Case has large red leather label filling entire lid. Border is gold embossed with continuous scroll pattern, central portion gold embossed “Holland & Holland, Ltd.” “By Special Appointment” “To His Majesty King George V” “Gun and Rifle Manufacturers” “98, New Bond St. London” “Established 1835”. Bottom portion of case is lined in burgundy cloth, and contains 2-pc rubber coated steel cleaning rod with brass swivel head, brown leather wallet containing jag and mops, horn handled chamber brush, plated vaseline jar, H & H marked round oil bottle, pair of .425 snap caps, wide black leather carrying strap, horn striker block, and bone striker bottle containing a pair of spare strikers. Covered compartment in case contains screw to replace takedown screw for locks, some patches, and the key. Also included with rifle are a set of C-H dies, with a box of solid, another box of soft nose Westley Richards ammo loaded by Lee Gay, with his head stamp, and another box of Bertram unprimed cases. PROVENANCE: H & H factory “weapon history” along with ledger page where it states client was “Barwani” most likely Sir Rana Ranjit Singhji (1894-1930), K.C.I.E. Bahadur of the state of Barwani of south central India, along with copy of listing where this rifle is offered for sale at $159000.00, and a history of the state of Barwani. CONDITION: Excellent, as partially refinished, most likely by factory. Bbls retain essentially all of a fine London re-black with a few subsequent light marks, engraving remains sharp and clear. Action and lockplates retain 85 – 90% of their orig case hardening color, slightly silvered on high points from normal hand wear, which only accentuates the exceptional engraving. Top lever and trigger guard retain nearly all of a correct re-black, trigger guard tang slightly silvered. Stocks retain nearly all of an old oil refinish of exceptional quality. Checkering is slightly gummed, and does not appear to have been re-cut. Pad is relatively new, most likely replaced at time of stock refinish. Bores are excellent. shiny, with strong rifling throughout, and just a hint of cordite burn at throats. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are strong and in time. Relatively new case is excellent, with only a few light scratches and rubs on edges, as mostly protected by its canvas outer cover, which shows some slight fading, and rubs on leather. Interior of case is excellent with a dimple in leather on lid from contact with edge of cheekpiece. Interior cloth shows some rubs and light soiling from contact with action and bbls. Accessories are excellent. Ammo is excellent. An incredible Holland rifle, possibly the only one made in this caliber. 49183-8 MGM26 (45,000-75,000) – Lot 2215

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2216

*SUBLIME GOLDEN AGE HOLLAND & HOLLAND ROYAL DELUXE HAMMERLESS EJECTOR DOUBLE RIFLE IN .240 MAGNUM FLANGED NITRO EXPRESS MOST LIKELY MADE FOR HIS HIGHNESS SIR RANA RANJIT SINGHJI OF THE STATE OF BARWANI WITH CASE AND AMMUNITION.

SN 31040. Cal. .240 FM (Made in 1927) This svelte little rifle has beautifully struck 25″ chopper lump bbls fitted with file cut quarter rib with Holland’s classic cove molding transition to sunken mid rib, with front ramp mirroring transition. Quarter rib is fitted with one standing, one folding leaf express rear sight, having platinum lines. Standing leaf is marked for 50 and 200 yards, and folding leaf for 350 yards. Front ramp holds small silver bead with flip-up porcelain night bead. Tops of bbls are engraved “Holland & Holland” and “98. New Bond Street London.” Mid rib is engraved “.240 Bore”. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 31-1/2 grains cordite and 100 grain bullet. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SNs and left bbl with “H&H”. A sling loop is soldered to bottom rib. Slim, case hardened, back action sidelock (Brazier locks), Holland Royal action with reinforcing bolsters features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), bushed strikers, hidden third fastener, gold band tumbler end cocking indicators, detachable sidelocks, and dbl triggers. Engraving on Holland “Deluxe” guns is always unique, but follows a similar theme. Engraving on this gun is known as “Dragon Pattern” and depicts a panoply of mythical and actual scary beasts. Fences are wonderfully relief carved with stylized griffins with wings drooping toward bottoms. Lockplates each portray a griffin, newt, snake with forked tongue, and bear type animal with tongue extended. These beasties peer forth from a background of open shaded acanthus scroll. Bottom of action is engraved “ROYAL EJECTOR” which is flanked by a pair of sea monsters and has foliate scroll extending toward trigger plate with face of horned greenman. This engraving is well cut and nicely detailed. Blued top lever is engraved “Modele – de – Luxe”. Sgl beaded trigger guard has another sea monster on bow and SN engraved in high relief on tang, which extends to steel grip cap with trap, engraved with another greenman (a spare front sight is in trap). Dark and dense, nicely marbled and lightly figured European walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/8″ over checkered wood butt, and is styled in classic H&H manner with right hand shadow line cheekpiece having broad flaring transition to shadow, point pattern flat top checkering with mullered borders at grip, concave border at rear, and classic drop points. There is a sling loop on toe line matching that on bbl, along with a gold oval engraved with a tiger rampant over a banner inscribed in Indian script. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Drop at heel: approx 3″, drop at comb: approx 1-7/8″ (Factory specs state 1-5/8″ and 2-5/8″. These are indeed the correct measurements without sights, as stocker measures bend from sight bases, not beads or blades). Weight: 8 lbs 2 oz. LOP: 14-1/8”. High quality leather case with brass corners is lined in scarlet cloth, and has gold embossed H&H black leather label in lid, as well as charge card for this rifle. It contains 3-pc aluminum and plastic Parker & Hale cleaning rod, with brush, mop, and jag, pair of “.240” marked snap caps, black morocco leather wallet with pull-through cleaner marked “.240”, square oil bottle, nicely made leather carrying sling, and two H&H marked horn handled turnscrews with a matching striker key. Covered compartment holds two keys. Also included with rifle are two boxes of Holland’s .240 Magnum Flanged cartridges with Holland marked reddish orange labels. PROVENANCE: Correspondence between Mr. West and H & H regarding this rifle, and purchase of accessories. Copy of ledger page where it states orig client was “Barwani” most likely Sir Rana Ranjit Singhji (1894-1930), K.C.I.E. Bahadur of the state of Barwani of south central India. Wm. West Estate Collection. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine. Bbls retain nearly all of a most likely factory re-black, all engraving remains sharp and clear. Action retains approx 90% orig case hardening colors, silvered on high points, giving fine definition to extensive engraving. Bottom of action is considerably silvered. Lockplates retain over 95% orig case hardening color. Lock takedown lever and thumbpiece of top lever are slightly silvered. Trigger guard is silvered on bead and at grip, retaining approx 80% orig blue. Stocks have received a light factory quality refinish with only a few exceptionally light handling marks, and some staining under finish on forend. Checkering lightly worn. Bores are excellent, rifling sharp throughout. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are strong and in time. Rifle was originally fitted with bolted safety, bolt has been removed. Newer case is excellent, with only a few minor scuffs and rubs on exterior. Interior cloth has a few light compressions and soiling. Accessories are excellent, near new. Cartridge boxes are excellent, still sealed. Simply a wonderful rifle. 49479-2 MGM257 (40,000-70,000) – Lot 2216

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2217

*HOLLAND & HOLLAND ROYAL HAMMERLESS DANGEROUS GAME DOUBLE RIFLE WITH AMMUNITION AND CASE.

SN 19180. (ca 1907) Cal. 500/465 Nitro. This fine rifle is one of the first made in this caliber necessitated by the ban on .450 caliber rifles in India and the Sudan. 26″ Chopper lump bbls are fitted with matted quarter rib, holding one standing, two folding leaf express rear sight and front ramp holding silver bead and flip-up night bead. Transitions of quarter rib and front ramp are filed in typical H&H manner. Tops of bbls are engraved “Holland & Holland. 98. New Bond Street, London.” and “Winners of All the “Field” Rifle Trials, London.” Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 465 express, 75 grains cordite, and 480 grain bullet. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SN and Whitworth steel sheaf of wheat trademarks. A sling loop is soldered to bottom rib. Sidelock action with top tang extending over comb, features automatic safety, hidden third fastener, bushed strikers, gold band tumbler end cocking indicators, and dbl triggers (front checkered and articulated). Brazier back locks are fitted with Holland’s patented hand detachable pin. Action is engraved in typical Holland Royal style with near full coverage well cut, varying sized, shaded scroll, surrounding “Holland & Holland” in arched device on each lockplate. Bottom of action is engraved “CHARGE” “75 Grains cordite” “500/465” “Case 3-1/4 Inches”. Fences are engraved with scroll and acanthus with floral highlights. Trigger guard with scroll on bow has SN at grip, which extends to engraved steel trap cap. Nicely marbled and broadly fiddle figured European walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/8″ over Silver type pad. Stock is finished in classic H&H style with shadow line right hand cheekpiece, drop points, and point pattern checkering at grip, with mullered borders and inward curving rear line. A sling loop, matching that on bbls, is on toe line. Matching splinter forend has pivoting lever release. Drop at heel: approx 2-1/2″, drop at comb: approx 1-13/16″. Weight: 10 lbs 14 oz. LOP: 14-1/8″. Makers oak and leather case with brass corners and central medallion, is lined in scarlet cloth, and has gold embossed H&H black leather label in lid, along with instruction notice and charge card for 500/ 465 express rifle no. “28210”. Bottom compartment is separated by dust flap, and contains case straps, pair of snap caps, H&H marked round oil bottle, and a well made cotton web and leather sling marked “H&H”. Also included are two plastic boxes from Superior Ammunition containing 27 empty, and 3 loaded cartridges, with HDS head stamps. CONDITION: Fine as refurbished. Bbls retain nearly all of a satin re-black. Action is cleaned to silver gray with some areas of scattered light pitting, mostly at juncture of forend iron to wood. Well made and shaped replacement stocks retain nearly all of their hand rubbed oil finish. Bores are good, with strong rifling, frosted in grooves. Action is very slightly loose. Bbls are a bit off face. Case leather is darkening, with many scuffs, marks, and stains. Handle is good, a bit tender. Interior cloth is fine with many compressions and soiling. A classic Holland rifle, simply in need of a new hinge pin to make it ready for any big game. 49417-23 MGM364 (45,000-65,000) – Lot 2217

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2218

RARE EARLY HOLLAND & HOLLAND ROYAL HAMMERLESS TOP-LEVER DOUBLE RIFLE WITH CASE.

SN 17818. Cal. 450 BPE. 28″ Dovetailed bbls are fitted with full length file cut rib, central portion swamped, and not file cut, forming long, low ramp for white bead front sight. Rear portion of rib is fitted with one standing, two folding leaf express rear sight. Tops of bbls are engraved “Holland & Holland. 98. New Bond Street, London.” and “Winners of All the “Field” Rifle Trials, London.” Bbl flats are stamped with London black powder proofs for 450 express. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SN. H&H Royal sidelock action with top tang extending over comb, features automatic safety with “SAFE and BOLTED” inlaid in gold. Action also has gold band tumbler end cocking indicators and dbl triggers. Action is engraved in early Holland “Royal” style with near full coverage well cut, varying sized, shaded scroll, surrounding “Holland & Holland” within broad scroll bordered device on front portion of each lockplate. Bottom of action is engraved “Charge 4 Drams” “Case 3-1/4 Inches”. Fences are engraved with exceptionally fine scallop shell central motifs, flanked by scroll and floral highlights. Trigger guard with scroll on bow has SN at grip, which extends to engraved steel cap. Lovely fiddle figured and lightly marbled European walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/4″ over ribbed horn buttplate. Stock is finished in classic H&H style with drop points, and point pattern checkering at grip, with mullered borders and inward curving rear line. A gold oval on toe line is engraved “W. H. C. Ll” “FROM R. W. & H. A. Ll.” “Nov 1st, 1904″. Matching splinter forend has Anson release. Drop at heel: approx 2-13/16″, drop at comb: approx 1-3/4″. Weight: 8 lbs 7 oz. LOP: 14-1/4”. What appears to be orig makers leather case with brass corners is embossed “Walter Lloyd” (matching engraving on gold oval on toe line) on top. Case is lined in royal blue cloth, and has large paper H&H label in lid, along with instruction label. The maker’s have kindly confirmed that the rifle was finished in 1894, and that in 1904 was sold 2nd hand to R. W. Llewelyn. PROVENANCE: Ex. Richard Schreiber Collection. CONDITION: Very fine, original, as found. Bbls retain approx 60% orig blue, thinning overall, with some minor flecking. Action retains 50 – 60% orig case hardening color, strong where protected. Locks retain 60 – 70% orig color, right lock somewhat stronger. Top lever retains 80 – 90% of its orig blue, silvered on thumbpiece. Trigger guard retains perhaps 30% of its blue on bow, grip completely silvered. All engraving remains sharp and clear, no noted pitting. Stocks retain most of their fine orig hand rubbed oil finish, with some light marks and scratches, checkering lightly worn. Bores are excellent with bright sharp rifling throughout. A bit of looseness can be felt in action with forend removed, feels tight with forend in place. Bbls are very slightly off face. Case leather is darkening and has many light marks and scuffs. Straps and handle are good. Interior cloth is fine, with a bit of insect damage, and some blocks and partitions loose, with the butt block replaced and lined in green cloth. An exceptionally fine, elegant and rare, early top-lever Holland Royal rifle in a caliber suitable for almost any game with proper loads and bullets. 49581-1 MGM365 (27,500-37,500) – Lot 2218

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2219

*HOLLAND & HOLLAND .30-30 BOXLOCK EJECTOR DOUBLE RIFLE WITH EXTRA .410 BARRELS AND CASE.

SN 17638. (ca 1899) Cal. 30-30 and .410. 3″ Chambers. 24″ Dovetailed 30-30 rifle bbls with partially file cut flat full length rib, are fitted with screwed-on ghost ring rear peep and gold bead front sight in ramp. Tops of bbls are engraved “Holland & Holland 98 New Bond Street. London.” and “Winners of All The “Field Rifle Trials” London.” on tops. Bbl flats are stamped with London black powder proofs with no caliber information. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SNs. 26″ Dovetailed .410 bbls with flat matted rib are engraved “Griffin & Howe Inc.” and “New York” on tops. There are 1″ triangles of Germanic scroll engraving at breech ends. Bbl flats are stamped with German nitro proofs for .410 and 12mm, with the proof date of 9/35. Bottoms of bbls are stamped “Krupp – Laufstahl” and bottom of right bbl is engraved “Made in Germany”. Small boxlock action features non-automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), bushed strikers, and a Miller single non-selective trigger. Action is engraved with 60% coverage well cut open shaded scroll. “Holland & Holland” is on each side of action. Bottom of action is engraved “Patent Ejector”. Steel trigger guard has scroll engraving on bow, and SN on tang, which extends to engraved steel grip cap. Nicely marbled and lightly fiddle figured European walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 13-7/8″ over ribbed composition buttplate, and features classically shaped shadow line right hand cheekpiece, drop points, point pattern checkering with mullered borders at grip, and a gold circle engraved “H. C. P.” on toe line. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release. 30-30 Rifle bbls: Drop at heel: approx 3-1/4″, drop at comb: approx 1-7/8″. Weight: 6 lbs 10 oz. LOP: 13-7/8″. .410 Bbl set: Bore diameter at muzzles: left -.373, right -.386. Minimum wall thickness: left -.040, right -.039. Drop at heel: 2-7/8″, drop at comb: 1-9/16″. Weight: 4 lbs 10 oz. LOP: 13-7/8″. A & F marked leather motor case is embossed on top. Interior is lined in burgundy cloth and contains 3-pc aluminum and plastic “Tri-Pak” cleaning rod, a leather wallet containing pull-through cleaning kit, along with brushes and mop,and a pair of .410 snap caps. CONDITION: Excellent, as refinished. Rifle bbls retain nearly all of a fine satin re-black, engraving slightly softened, rear sight dovetail plugged. Shotgun bbls retain approx 95% of their orig blue, with some spotting, rubs, and silvering. Action retains traces of case color, and is mostly pewter gray. Stocks retain nearly all of an old oil refinish, considerably rounded at sharp edges, and a fairly large piece of new wood has been inlet at top of grip into comb. Checkering is good, and does not appear to have been re-cut at grip, but has been freshened on forend. All bores are excellent, rifling sharp throughout. Action is a bit loose with rifle bbls. (Tight with shotgun bbls) Ejectors are in time. Trigger works. Case leather is excellent with a few rubs and scratches. Handle and straps are excellent. Interior cloth is excellent with some rubs. Snap caps are corroded. 46275-1 MGM69 (15,000-20,000) – Lot 2219

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2220

*HOLLAND & HOLLAND MAUSER BIG GAME RIFLE.

SN 96605. (Holland number 3548, ca 1970) Cal. .375 H&H. 24-1/2″ Tapered round bbl is fitted with sleeved-on matted rear sight base, sling eye, and front ramp with Holland type folding protector. It is sighted with one standing, one folding leaf express rear and silver bead front. Muzzle is threaded for a suppressor or muzzle brake (protection ring currently installed). Top of bbl is engraved “Holland & Holland 13, Bruton Street, London.” Rear portion of bbl is engraved “HOLLAND’S” “.375 MAGNUM”. London nitro proofs are on left rear. Commercial Oberndorf, standard length, Mauser action is stamped with Mauser SN, German and British proofs on left side of matted receiver ring. British style claw scope bases have been fitted, as well as a modern adjustable trigger with safety on right side of tang, which also locks bolt. Orig pear shaped bolt knob is intact. Handle has been bent for low scope use, and has H & H SN engraved on shank. Bolt shroud retains orig flag safety, gold inlaid “SAFE”. Lightweight alloy drop box bottom metal is marked “Made in England” in front of hinge for straddle floorplate, which is marked “4 Cartridges”. Floorplate is retained by button in trigger guard bow. Bow is also engraved with Holland SN. Finely streaked and lightly figured European walnut stock measures 13-1/4″ over Silver type pad, and features swept Monte Carlo shadow line right hand cheekpiece, color hardened steel grip cap with trap containing spare front sight, recoil bolt, and classic Holland style point pattern checkering with mullered borders at grip and forend. A sling eye and vacant gold oval are on toe line. Drop at heel: approx 2-3/4″, drop at rear of Monte Carlo: approx 2″, drop at comb: approx 1-3/4″. Weight without scope: 8 lbs 9 oz. LOP: 13-1/4″. Swarvoski Habicht 1.4 – 4 x 24 scope with duplex reticle is in English style tip-off rings. CONDITION: Excellent. Metal parts retain 90 – 95% orig finish, most loss on high edges. Stock retains nearly all of its orig rubbed oil finish, with numerous light scratches and marks, as would be expected from a few safaris. Bore is excellent. Action is smooth. Scope is excellent with some marks from other scope rings. Optics clear. A nicely balanced big game rifle. 49022-3 MGM9 (15,000-20,000) – Lot 2220

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2221

*FINE JOHN RIGBY MAUSER RIFLE “THE FIRST 7MM REMINGTON MAGNUM MADE BY RIGBY’S” WITH SCOPE AND CASE.

SN 6226. (ca 1972) Cal. 7mm. 23″ Medium weight round bbl is fitted with island base for three leaf express rear sight, sling eye, and ramp front base. Bbl is engraved in Old English script “First 7mm Remington Magnum Cal. Rifle” “Built By” “John Rigby & Co 13 Pall Mall London. S.W.1”. Rear portion is fitted with claw base in banded-on boss. FN 98 large ring Mauser action is engraved with large open shaded scroll. Top of receiver ring is engraved “Calibre 7mm” “Remington” “Magnum” “175 Gr Bullet”. Rear claw base is on bridge. Standard steel bottom metal has had trigger guard bow nicely thinned and shaped, and has typical FN removable floorplate with push button release. Floorplate and front part of bottom metal are scroll engraved to match action. This engraving surrounds nicely detailed, relief gold inlaid, face-on portrait of waterbuck with engravers signature at bottom right. Rigby SN is on trigger guard bow. Finely marbled, dark, red-toned, European walnut capped pistol grip Monte Carlo stock measures 14-3/8″ over open sided black White Line pad. Stock features large swept right hand cheekpiece, scroll engraved recoil bolt, and point pattern checkering with mullered borders at grip and forend. Steel grip cap with trap is also scroll engraved, and initials “PR” are gold inlaid on cover. Zeiss Diatal – D 6×42 rail scope with three post and crosshair reticle is in claw mounts, rear with windage. Drop at heel: approx 3″, drop at rear of Monte Carlo: approx 1-7/8″, drop at comb: approx 1-5/8″. Weight with scope: 9 lbs 3 oz. LOP: 14-3/8″. Nice quality leather case with brass corners is lined in burgundy cloth and has Rigby paper label with King Street address along with instruction label in lid. Case contains exterior straps, leather sling with hook type swivels, scope bag, and a tin of Motty rifle paste. PROVENANCE: Richard Schreiber Collection. CONDITION: Excellent. Metal parts retain approx 95% orig blue, with slight silvering on bottom metal. Stocks retain nearly all of their orig oil finish with a number of scratches and light dings, mostly on right side of butt and in action area. Checkering lightly worn. Bore is excellent. Action smooth. Scope has some scuffs and marks in its lacquer finish. Optics clear. Case leather is excellent with some scuffs. Interior cloth is very fine. Labels are very fine with some rubs. 49311-2 MGM197 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2221

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*JOHN RIGBY .470 BOXLOCK EJECTOR DOUBLE RIFLE OWNED BY PHILIP H. PERCIVAL, NOTED AS “THE DEAN OF AFRICAN PROFESSIONAL HUNTERS” WHO INSPIRED HEMINGWAY’S CHARACTER “POP” IN “GREEN HILLS OF AFRICA”.

SN 17662. (1912) Cal. .470 Nitro Express. This fine dangerous game rifle, completed Oct. 30, 1912 for P. H. Percival, has 26″ chopper lump bbls with full length matted rib engraved “John Rigby & Co (Gunmakers) Ltd 72 St James’s Street. London.” in Gothic script. Rib is fitted with one standing, two folding leaf express rear sight with platinum lines, and marked for 100, 200, and 300 yards. Portion of rib in front of sight is file cut. Front portion is raised forming a stippled front ramp holding white porcelain bead. Tops of bbls are engraved “Special 470 Bore Big Game Rifle” and “For Special Cordite Cartridge & Bullet 500 Grains”. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for .470 express, 75 grains cordite, and 500 grain bullet, along with importers name and address (G & H). SN is stamped on heavy splinter. Case hardened PHV-1 boxlock action features cloverleaf shaped dolls head with pivoting third fastener, non-automatic safety (SAFE engraved on gold rectangle), bushed strikers, and double triggers. Action is engraved with 40 – 50% coverage well cut large shaded scroll. “J. Rigby & Co” is on each side. Blued top lever, floorplate, and trigger guard are also scroll engraved. SN is on tang which extends to case hardened, engraved steel trap grip cap. Nicely marbled and stump figured European walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-5/8″ over Silver type pad, and features large shadow line right hand cheekpiece, drop points, point pattern checkering with mullered borders at grip, and a sling eye matching that soldered to bbl, on toe line. Matching splinter ejector forend has forward pivoting release. Drop at heel: approx 2-5/16″, drop at comb: approx 1-11/16″. Weight: 11 lbs 3 oz. LOP: 14-5/8″. PROVENANCE: Factory records including invoice listing originally supplied cleaning equipment, spare strikers, tin lined box, and 200 cartridges sold to P.H. Percival of Bovia Trading Company, with 15% discount; ledger page with dimensions and weight. Ledger page by SN giving date of sale. Wikipedia info on Philip Percival outlining his hunting career including that he guided Teddy Roosevelt, Baron Rothschild, and Ernest Hemingway, among many other celebrities. Hemingway modeled the fictional hunter, Robert Wilson, in “The Short Happy Life With Francis Macomber” after Percival. Percival also worked with Bror Blixen – Finecke, and was the mentor of Harry Selby. He was known in African hunting circles as “The Dean of Hunters”. Info page from AfricanHunting.com outlining his career. Another page with info regarding recent history of the rifle. Info on Percival from Bonhams auction house where a pair of his rifles were sold. Targets shot by Ken Owen with this rifle. CONDITION: Excellent, as refurbished in England, possibly by factory, metal retaining essentially all best black, and St. Leger type colors. Engraving picked up on trigger guard. Best quality new made stocks retain nearly all of their hand rubbed oil finish with a few light handling marks. Bores are fine, with strong rifling throughout, with lightly frosted left bore somewhat more heavily frosted than right. Target supplied by consignor shows that this rifle still shoots quite well with groups under 2″ at 50 yards with Federal factory ammo and reloads by Ken Owen. Action is tight. Right bbl slightly off face. Ejectors are strong and in time. A unique chance to own a very fine rifle, owned and used by one of the acknowledged greats of African hunting. 49273-1 MGM130 C&R (75,000-150,000) – Lot 2222

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2223

VERY EARLY JOHN RIGBY “BISSELL” RISING BITE SIDELOCK DOUBLE RIFLE FEATURED IN DOUBLE GUN JOURNAL WITH HUEY CASE AND BRASS, DIES.

SN 15524. Cal. 500/450 3-1/4 Made in 1883, this fine “best” quality rifle has 26″ dovetailed steel bbls, fitted with full length flat file cut rib, mounted with one standing, one folding leaf express rear sight and silver bead front. Breech portion of rib is engraved “John Rigby & Co Dublin & London” in Old English script, and has large extension for Bissell rising bite. Bbl flats are stamped with London black powder proofs and SN, bottoms of bbls with “TB”. A wide sling loop is soldered to bottom rib. Case hardened action features automatic safety, bushed strikers, and dbl triggers (front checkered). Action is also fitted with bar sidelocks with extremely dipped plates and Rigby’s famous Bissell rising bite third fastener actuated by push forward under lever. Breechface is stamped with Rigby and Bissell patent use no. “243” and with “TB” production no. “1364”. Action and lockplates are engraved with 80% coverage exceptionally well cut varying sized scroll. “J. Rigby & Co” is on each lockplate. Fences are nicely carved in Rigby’s foliate style. Nicely streaked and boldly fiddle figured European walnut horn capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-5/8″ over checkered steel buttplate. Rigby’s classic drop points are behind locks, and point pattern checkering with mullered borders is at grip. Matching splinter forend has pivoting lever release. Drop at heel: approx 2-1/2″, drop at comb: approx 1-9/16″. Weight: 8 lbs 11 oz. LOP: 14-5/8″. Superior quality oak and leather case by Huey, (no. 1150) has oval brass plaque on top engraved “500/450 – 3-1/4″ RIGBY” “DWC” “SERIAL NUMBER 15524”. Case has blue outer cover and gray carrying bag. Interior is lined in royal blue suede, and has paper 43 Sackville Street Rigby label in lid. Partitions are semi french fitted for action and bbls, and french fitted for high quality accessories, including: rosewood handled turnscrews, dusting brush, and cleaning rod handle, as well as horn striker block, bone striker case, pair of snap caps, and a Rigby marked square oil bottle. Also included with rifle is a set of RCBS custom dies made for this cartridge, along with another custom forming die, bullet mold and patch material, 63 new formed cases, twenty raw .50 Sharps basic cases, and loading data. PROVENANCE: Patent specification papers for rising bite, various correspondence between owner and Rigby’s regarding caliber, which differs somewhat from the standard 450/500 3-1/4″ and was the forerunner of a proprietary Rigby cartridge. The orig owners name is not listed. It appears this early Bissel patent rifle was one of the very first of its kind and intended to remain as a shop rifle, not to be sold to an individual. Further correspondence with John Rigby & Co Paso Robles concerning restoration work. NOTE: this rifle and its use was the subject of a 2-part article in the DOUBLE GUN JOURNAL Summer and Fall 1995 entitled “To Africa With Rigby 400/ 450” by Dave Campbell. Rifle is photographed and described, with description of hunt for various game in Zimbabwe, including eland and leopard. CONDITION: Excellent, near new as properly restored. Bbls retain essentially all of a fine rust blue with a few light marks. Action and lockplates are only slightly silvered with a nicely colored re-hardening. Stocks retain essentially all of a fine hand rubbed oil finish with one or two scratches, edges slightly rounded. Checkering re-cut. Stress cracks behind lockplates have been repaired. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Bores are good with strong rifling throughout, light pitting in grooves throughout. Case is excellent, as are accessories. 49304-1 MGM291 (30,000-50,000) – Lot 2223

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2224

*RIGBY DOUBLE RIFLE WITH EXTRA SHOTGUN BARRELS, SCOPE, AND CASE.

SN 381069. Cal. 12 GA / 470 NE Chambers. 26″ Mono-bloc rifle bbls are fitted with quarter rib holding one standing, one folding leaf express rear sight and ERA Q-D scope bases. Sunken mid rib extends to front ramp holding glow worm bead. Top of left bbl is engraved “John Rigby & Co” in Old English script, and “PASO ROBLES CA.” Bbl flats are stamped with German proofs, SN, and various numbers and letters denoting loads for which rifle was regulated (?). A sling eye is screwed to bottom rib. 28″ 12 ga Shoe lump shotgun bbls with concave matted rib are also engraved with Rigby name and address on top left, bbl flats with German nitro proofs for 3″ chambers. Coin finished boxlock action with rebated back, features non-automatic safety (S inlaid in gold), bushed strikers, crossbolt third fastener, side clips, and dbl triggers. Action is engraved with 80% coverage large, open, shaded scroll. Trigger plate is engraved “J. Rigby & Co”. Gold initials “JLW” are at rear of top strap. Engravers signature “B. Burgess” is on trigger plate. Trigger guard has extension of tang to engraved steel trap grip cap with dome of trap gold inlaid with Rigby’s “RR” logo. Dark and dense, well figured and marbled European walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 15″ over black Old English pad, and features large shadow line right hand cheekpiece, point pattern checkering with mullered borders at grip, and a sling eye, matching that on bbl, on toe line. Each bbl set has its own dedicated ejector beavertail forend with Deeley release. Forend for shotgun bbls is marked “12 Ga” on iron. Rifle bbls: Drop at heel: approx 2-7/16″, drop at comb: approx 2-1/16″. Weight without scope: 12 lbs 8 oz. LOP: 15″. Shotgun Bbls: Bore diameter: left -.729, right -.729. Bore restrictions: left -.014 (mod), right -.007 (IC). Drop at heel: 1-7/8″, drop at comb: 1-9/16″. Weight: 7 lbs 11 oz. LOP: 15″. Leupold Vari-X III 1.5 x 5 scope with duplex reticle is in ERA Q-D rings. Rigby marked Americase is lined in royal blue velvet with embroidered Rigby label in lid. Case has compartments for action and both sets of bbls, as well as scope. CONDITION: Excellent, showing little use, with only a few light marks in wood and metal finishes. Action is tight. Ejectors are in time. Scope is excellent with a few light marks in lacquer, optically clear. Case exterior is excellent with some light scuffs. Interior cloth shows some compressions, and a loose partition. A great combo for your next safari. 49509-2 MGM270 (12,500-17,500) – Lot 2224

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2225

JOHN RIGBY HAMMER DOUBLE EXPRESS RIFLE.

SN 13995. (1874) Cal. .500 BPE. 28″ Steel bbls have broad, flat, file cut rib engraved in Old English script “John Rigby & Co Dublin & London”. A one standing, one folding leaf express rear sight with platinum lines and marked for 150 and 250 yards, is dovetailed through. Small silver bead is longitudinally dovetailed into end of rib. Bbl flats are stamped with London black powder proofs for .500 EX, 136 grains of black powder, and 340 grain bullet, as well as Rigby “RR” trademarks. A wide sling loop is soldered to bottom of rib. Round bodied Jones underlever action is fitted with peninsula type back action non-rebounding locks with round bodied serpentine hammers and back sliding stalking safeties that engage at half cock. Action is engraved with lightly cut 30% coverage large scroll; lockplates with scroll, feather borders, and game scenes of dogs chasing snipe. “Jno Rigby & Co” is deeply engraved at the top of each lock. Steel trigger guard has SN at grip. Nicely marbled and figured red-toned European walnut horn capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over coarsely checkered steel buttplate with widow’s peak. Point pattern checkering with mullered borders is at grip. A steel sling button is on toe line. Matching splinter forend with shaped steel tip mounts to bbls with captive side nail through line engraved shaped steel escutcheons. Drop at heel: approx 2-3/4″, drop at comb: approx 1-3/4″. Weight: 10 lbs 2 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. CONDITION: Very good, as found. Bbls retain approx 50% of what may be orig blue showing considerable hand wear around forend, thinning overall, with numerous marks and scratches, engraving and file cutting of rib remain sharp. Action retains what appears to be traces of case color which may be newly applied at time of re-engraving, but is mostly a mottled dark gray. Buttstock retains most of what is likely its orig oil finish with numerous marks, maintained with added oil, checkering re-cut. Wood of forend has been refinished, checkering re-cut. Bores are very fine to excellent, strong rifling throughout, and a few scattered pits, mostly in right bbl, very light frosting throughout. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Locks are crisp. A good handling Rigby express rifle in a caliber that with the right loads and bullets is suitable for African big game. 49296-6 MGM82 (7,500-12,500) – Lot 2225

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2226

*SUPERB WESTLEY RICHARDS DANGEROUS GAME DOUBLE RIFLE WITH HAND DETACHABLE LOCKS AND CUSTOM ENGRAVING BY ROBERT SWARTLEY WITH CASE.

SN 18701. Cal. .475 NE #2(Made ca 1949) 24″ Shoe lump bbls are fitted with broad quarter rib transitioning to sunken mid rib, and front sight ramp, with Westley Richards flip-over patented sight protector. Quarter rib is fitted with one standing, four folding leaf express sight, with standing leaf unmarked, and folding leaves marked for 200, 300, 400, and 500 yards. Silver bead front sight has flip-up porcelain night bead. Mid rib is engraved “Westley Richards 23 Conduit St London. Gun Makers By Appointment To the Late King George V” which is flanked by large shaded scroll. Tops of bbls are engraved “.475 No 2 Nitro Express” and “85 Grs 500 Gr. Bullet”. Rib has typical Westley Richards dolls head extension. A sling loop is screwed and soldered on bottom rib 6″ back from muzzles. Bbl flats are stamped with Birmingham nitro proofs for .475 no. 2, 85 grains cordite, and 500 grain bullet. SNs are on bottoms of both bbls. Case hardened, Westley Richards patent hand detachable boxlock action with typical third fastener is fitted with unusual Greener type side safety, gold-plated sgl selective trigger, bushed strikers, and hinged lock cover. Locks are lightly gold-plated and engine turned. Ornamental sideplates have been fitted. Action is engraved with orig factory large open shaded scroll surrounding game scenes; buffalo on left, elephant on right, and rhinoceros on floorplate. “WESTLEY RICHARDS” is on each side. What are most likely newer ornamental sideplates are expertly fitted around orig Greener type side safety and engraved with exceptionally well cut semi-relief open shaded scroll, as counterpoint to wonderfully detailed game scenes by Robert Swartley, protegee of Josef Fugger. A lifelike sable antelope graces the left side, and a large maned lion is on right. Mr. Swartley also embellished the trigger guard bow with an exceptionally fine semi-relief rendition of a leopard crouched on a tree branch. SN is inlaid in silver at grip. Sable scene is signed “R. Swartley” at bottom rear. Newly made, finely marbled and figured European walnut steel trap capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14″ over tan leather covered pad. Stock features classic shadow line right hand cheekpiece, point pattern checkering with mullered borders at grip, and a large gold oval on toe line engraved with a “W”. Matching splinter ejector forend has pivoting bolt release. Drop at heel: approx 1-3/4″, drop at comb: approx 1-9/16″. Weight: 11 lbs 4 oz. LOP: 14″. Strongly made oak and leather case with shaped brass corners and heavy brass lug fasteners is lined in olive green suede, and has gold embossed Westley Richards black leather label in lid. Case is semi-french fitted for rifle and accessories, which include walrus ivory handled 2-pc brass cleaning rod, with mop, brush, and jag, brass and walrus ivory striker case with spare strikers and screws, two “certifiable antique elephant ivory” handled turnscrews with gold-plated blades marked “Westley Richards”, two Kynoch marked snap caps, brass cleaning funnel, ring type broken case extractor, and a key. Also, two red and yellow boxes of Kynoch .475 NE #2 cartridges. PROVENANCE: 1976 Invoice from Safari Outfitters. Factory letter with limited specifications. Other correspondence from Westley Richards and Safari Outfitters. Wm. West 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: Excellent, near new, as partially refurbished. Bbls retain essentially all of a London quality re-black with some light subsequent marks. Action retains well over 90% orig case hardening color, silvered on sharp edges. Renewed blue of trigger guard is as new. Newer buttstock retains all of its fine finish with a few light marks. Forend with orig wood retains all of a matching refinish, checkering with light wear. Bores are excellent, bright, sharp, and shiny throughout. Action is tight. Bbls are a touch off face. Ejectors are in time. Trigger works. Case has some light marks and scuffs in its outer leather. Interior suede has some marks and compressions from contact with gun and bbls. Accessories are excellent, lightly tarnished. A great handling big bore double, well presented. 49479-4 MGM258 IVORY (35,000-75,000) – Lot 2226

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2227

*NICELY REFURBISHED WESTLEY RICHARDS HAND DETACHABLE EJECTOR DOUBLE RIFLE WITH CASE.

SN T4892. (1912) Cal. 9.3 x 74R. 26″ Shoe lump bbls with slightly raised, matted, full length rib fitted with one standing, four folding leaf express rear sight with leaves to 500 yards, has front portion of rib milled away forming front ramp holding silver bead. Tops of bbls are engraved “Westley Richards & Co London” and “Made Expressly For Lyon & Lyon. Calcutta”. Caliber is engraved on top of right bbl, and there are 1″ triangles of well cut shaded scroll at breech ends. Bbl flats are stamped with orig Birmingham nitro proofs for 360 express, and with 1997 London re-proofs for 9.3 x 74R. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SN and “HL”. Case hardened action fitted with Westley Richards patent hand detachable locks (use no. 2260), features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), square shouldered dolls head and pivoting third fastener, bushed strikers, side clips, and double triggers. Locks are engine turned and cover/ floorplate is hinged. Action is engraved with 80% coverage exceptionally well cut, varying sized, shaded scroll. “WESTLEY RICHARDS & CO” is in scroll terminated riband on each side of action. Blued top lever, floorplate, and trigger guard are also scroll engraved. SN is on tang, which extends to hard rubber grip cap. Nicely marbled and lightly figured European walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over checkered wood butt with engraved steel heel and toe plates. Stock features right hand shadow line cheekpiece, drop points, and point pattern checkering with mullered borders at grip. A vacant silver oval and sling eye, matching that soldered to bottom rib, are on toe line. Matching splinter ejector forend has inlet horn tip, and Deeley release. Drop at heel: approx 2-1/4″, drop at comb: approx 1-5/8″. Weight: 9 lbs 15 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. High quality oak and leather case with stitched leather corners is lined in scarlet cloth, and has gold embossed black leather Westley Richards label in lid. Bottom is french fitted for action, bbls, and accessories, including: 2 striker bottles, pair of snap caps, and a square oil bottle. There are spaces for three turnscrews (which are not present). PROVENANCE: Copies of the factory ledger pages listing the rifle being sold as a .360 Exp to J. Lyon & Co. on 12/03/1912. CONDITION: Excellent, near new, as completely refurbished most likely in London at time of re-proof. Metal parts retain all of their best quality finishes with light marks, especially on bbls. New stocks are correctly shaped, and have a few handling marks in their oil finish, most notably some dings on left side of forend. Bores are very fine with strong rifling throughout, with evidence of slight cordite burn at throats. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Case leather is excellent with some light scuffs and one fairly heavy scrape. Straps and handle are good. Interior cloth is excellent, with some light rubs and compressions, and a cut from contact with rear sight blade. A nicely refurbished rifle suitable for a variety of game, including, with your professional hunters permission, cape buffalo. 49626-2 MGM376 (20,000-30,000) – Lot 2227

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2228

*SCARCE WESTLEY RICHARDS HAND DETACHABLE EJECTOR DOUBLE RIFLE IN 22 HI POWER WITH SCOPE AND AMMO.

SN 17663. (ca. 1920) Cal. .22 HP. 26″ Shoe lump bbls are fitted with quarter rib mounting one standing, four folding leaf express rear sight, sighted to 500 yards. Quarter rib is also fitted with claw scope bases. 2-1/2″ of large shaded scroll is transition to broad mid rib engraved “Westley Richards 23 Conduit St. London. Gun Makers By Appointment To H M The King”. More scroll makes transition to front sight base fitted with Westley’s patented flip-over sight protector, and silver bead front sight with flip-up porcelain night bead. Top rear of left bbl is engraved “For .22 Hi Power Cartridge”. Bbl flats are stamped with Birmingham nitro proofs, caliber, and “CORDITE 22-1/2 – 70 MAX”. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SN, and auxiliary no. 18228, most likely designating a re-barrel, as Westley Richards assigned a new number to each set of bbls. Case hardened action with hand detachable locks (use no. 2791) features automatic safety with pivoting bolt (SAFE and BOLTED inlaid in gold), Westley Richards famous long dolls head and sliding bolt third fastener, bushed strikers, and double triggers. Engine turned hand detachable locks are accessed under hinged floorplate/ cover. Action is engraved with near 80% coverage well cut, medium scroll. “WESTLEY RICHARDS” is in scroll terminated riband on each side, and it is also engraved at top of action in front of lever pivot over “EJECTOR”. Floorplate is blued and has near full coverage of scroll surrounding scene of ibex in mountainous setting. Trigger guard is gold inlaid “.22. H.P.” on bow. SN is on tang which extends to steel trap grip cap, containing spare fore sight. Nicely veined and lightly figured European walnut steel capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over ribbed composition buttplate. Stock features right hand shadow line cheekpiece, drop points, point pattern checkering with mullered borders at grip, and a sling loop, matching that screwed to bottom rib, along with a gold rectangle engraved “AR”, on toe line. Matching slim splinter ejector forend has inlet horn tip and Deeley release. Drop at heel: approx 2-9/16″, drop at comb: approx 1-13/16″. Weight: 8 lbs 12 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. Accompanied by a B. Nickel Supra-4×36 scope and box each of Dominion and Norma cartridges. A recent sight-in target is also included. PROVENANCE: Copies of the factory ledger pages for this rifle showing it to be one of a pair made 3/26/20 for H.H. Patiala. The most famous Maharaja of Patiala, the Maharaja Bhupinder Singh (1891–1938). He is perhaps best known for his extravagance, and for being a cricketer. His polo and cricket teams were among the best in India. CONDITION: Fine, as mostly refinished. Bbls retain over 95% of a satin re-blue, with some subsequent marks and spots. Action retains traces of orig case color where protected, but is mostly dark silver to pewter to gray. Floorplate has been re-blued and retains nearly all of that blue, engraving slightly softened, and mountain scene has some light pitting. Blue of top lever and trigger guard are excellent, engraving softened especially at grip. Stocks retain nearly all of an old oil refinish, with a number of subsequent marks, checkering re-cut. Bores are very good, strong rifling throughout, lightly frosted in grooves. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Optics are clear. 49626-1 MGM379 (20,000-30,000) – Lot 2228

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2229

*WESTLEY RICHARDS .416 RIGBY MAGNUM MAUSER BIG GAME RIFLE WITH SWAROVSKI SCOPE.

SN 43504. (2001) Cal. .416 Rigby. 25″ Tapered round bbl fitted with matted quarter rib, sleeved-on sling eye, and Westley Richards patented front sight base with flip-over sight protector, is sighted with one standing, two folding leaf express rear sight with gold triangle and lines, marked for 50, 100, and 150 yards, as well as a gold bead front sight with flip-up porcelain moon bead. Top of bbl is engraved “Westley Richards. England.” Left rear is stamped with year 2000 Birmingham nitro proofs. New production, most likely by Johannson, magnum length double square solid sidewall Mauser action, is marked with Westley Richards and SN on left side of receiver ring, and “CAL.416 RIGBY.” “REG.410 GRN. BULLET”. Action is fitted with Westley Richards claw type scope mounts, Recknagel trigger, and Model 70 type safety (SAFE gold inlaid), Bolt shroud is case hardened in color. Pear-shaped bolt knob has three checkered round panels. Drop box bottom metal has large hinged floorplate, specially designed for .416 Rigby cartridges, which is held by typical push button latch on trigger guard bow. Bottom of floorplate is engraved “3 CARTRIDGES”. SN is gold inlaid on trigger guard bow. Classically styled, beautifully marbled and nicely figured European walnut stock measures 14″ over thin Silver type pad and features right hand shadow line cheekpiece, horn forend tip, case hardened steel grip cap with trap, recoil bolt, classic point pattern checkering with mullered borders at grip and forend, as well as a sling eye and gold oval engraved “Boyd” on toe line. Swarovski Habicht 1.25 – 4 x 24 scope with three post and crosshair reticle is in Westley Richards mounts, which are engraved with makers name and SN on tops of rings. Scope includes storm cover. Drop at heel: approx 2-1/2″, drop at comb: approx 1-3/4″. Weight without scope: 10 lbs 8 oz. LOP: 14″. CONDITION: Excellent, showing limited use, as might be expected from two or three safaris. Metal parts show high edge wear, with one small spot silvered on floorplate. Stock has a number of light scratches and marks in its orig finish, mostly on left side of butt. Bore is excellent. Scope is excellent, brilliant optics. A fine, well balanced big game rifle ready for many more safaris. 49183-16 MGM8 (15,000-25,000) – Lot 2229

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2230

WESTLEY RICHARDS MODEL 1881 PATENT SIDE LEVER FALLING BLOCK RIFLE WITH DETACHABLE BARREL.

SN 25134. Cal. .303 British. 27-1/2″ Tapered round bbl is marked “WESTLEY RICHARDS & CO LONDON” on top. Right rear is marked “PATENT DETACHABLE BARREL 91”. Left rear is marked “FOR W. R 303 SPECIAL CARTRIDGE”. Bbl boss is stamped with SN, and triangle with point toward action denoting a detachable bbl. Bottom of bbl is stamped with Birmingham nitro proofs, SN, and assembly no. “262”, which is also on breech face of action. Bbl is fitted with island base with integral one standing, four folding leaf express sight with folding ladder sight for ranges out to 1400 yards. Oval island front base holds silver bead. Blued 1881 action is marked “WESTLEY RICHARDS & CO” and “LONDON” on left, and with detachable bbl info on right. Sliding safety is on right side above trigger. Relatively plain, but dense, European walnut steel capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/4″ over steel buttplate with trap. Standard point pattern checkering is at grip. Vacant silver oval as well as a sling eye, a bit smaller in diameter than that attached to bottom of bbl, is on toe line. Matching forend with horn tip is fitted with early type heavy takedown iron, and Deeley release. Drop at heel: approx 2-3/8″, drop at comb: approx 1-15/16″. Weight: 7 lbs 1 oz. LOP: 14-1/4″ . PROVENANCE: Richard Schreiber Collection. Consignors notes and photographs of this rifle. CONDITION: Excellent, as refinished. Bbl and action retain nearly all of a sympathetic rust re-blue, with side lever and trigger group correctly bright blued. Stocks retain nearly all of a hand rubbed oil finish with some light marks, checkering cleaned up. Relined bore is exceptionally fine with sharp rifling throughout. There are three deep marks in chamber (should clean up with a twist of a reamer). Action is smooth. These side lever Westley Richards rifles are relatively scarce. 49311-1 MGM246 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2230

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2231

*W. J. JEFFERY MODEL 1 SIDELOCK EJECTOR DANGEROUS GAME DOUBLE RIFLE WITH CASE.

SN 28871. Cal. 450-400 3-1/4 Made in 1927, this fine top quality rifle has 24″ chopper lump bbls fitted with quarter rib holding one standing, two folding leaf express rear sight with platinum lines marked for 100, 200, and 300 yards. Quarter rib transitions to sunken mid rib which transitions to stippled front ramp holding silver bead with flip-up porcelain night bead. Tops of bbls are engraved “W. J. Jeffery & Co. Ltd” and “9. Golden Square. Regent Street. London. W. 1.” Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 60 grains cordite, 400 grain bullet, and unusual 3-1/4″ case. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SNs, and actual makers (probably Leonard) production no. 2686 is on bottom rib. Case hardened action fitted with pinless sidelocks, is stocked to the fences, and features non-automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), large dolls head with sliding bite third fastener, bushed strikers, and dbl triggers. Action is engraved with near full coverage nicely cut, large, open, shaded scroll with smaller scroll borders. Fences are nicely carved in serpentine form, and action beads are well filed and unengraved. “W. J. JEFFERY & Co Ltd” is on each lockplate. Blued top lever, forend iron, and trigger guard are also scroll engraved. SN is on trigger guard tang which extends to steel grip cap with trap. Top of trap is engraved in shell motif. Well marbled and lightly fiddle figured European walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/4″ over Silver pad, and features standard drop points and point pattern checkering at grip, with sling loop on toe line, matching that on bottom of bbl, which also has inlet silver oval engraved with “W”. Matching splinter Southgate ejector forend has Anson release. Drop at heel: approx 2-3/8″, drop at comb: approx 1-3/4″. Weight: 10 lbs 7 oz. LOP: 14-1/4″. High quality leather case with brass corners, is embossed “W. B. W” on top. Case is lined in dark burgundy cloth and has gold embossed red Jeffery label in lid. Case contains 2-pc Parker Hale rifle cleaning rod with mop, brush, and jag, pair of snap caps, Jeffery marked square oil bottle, and two horn handled turnscrews. Also included is a high quality leather carrying sling and two red and yellow boxes of Kynoch 450-400 3-1/4 cartridges. PROVENANCE: Wm West Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent, as refurbished, most likely by factory. Bbls retain essentially all of a London quality re-black. Action retains traces of case hardening color where protected. Renewed blue of other parts shows a hint of silvering. Stocks show some light marks under new finish, with a few scattered subsequent marks. Checkering competently re-cut. Bores are extremely fine, sharp, strong rifling throughout. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are slightly out of time. New case leather is excellent with a few scuffs. Straps and handle are very fine. Interior cloth has some light rubs and marks. Accessories are excellent, near new. A wonderfully balanced top quality rifle in a caliber renowned for its versatility. 49479-1 MGM279 (30,000-50,000) – Lot 2231

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2232

*EARLY W. J. JEFFERY BOXLOCK EJECTOR .500 NITRO DOUBLE RIFLE.

SN 16497. Cal. .500 NE 24” Chopper lump bbls with dolls head rib extension are fitted with matted quarter rib holding one standing, four folding leaf express rear sight, marked for 100, 200, 300, and 500 yards. Sunken mid-rib is also fully matted, and matted front base holds silver bead. Tops of bbls are engraved “W. J. Jeffery & Co. Ltd” and “13 King Street, St. James St. London.” Bbl flats are stamped with Birmingham nitro proofs for 80 grains cordite and 570 grain bullet. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with Krupp steel info, and bottom of right bbl with SN. Large sling eye is screwed through bottom rib. Robust, case hardened, boxlock action with arched cutout at back features non-automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), bushed strikers, and dbl triggers. Action is engraved with vignettes of complacent buffalo on each side. Top lever, floorplate, trigger plate, and trigger guard are blued. SN is on trigger guard tang, which extends to horn grip cap. Lightly streaked and fiddle figured, dense European walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 15-1/8” over Silver type pad over 11/16” nicely matched wood extension. Point pattern checkering with mullered borders is at grip. A sling eye matching that on bbl as well as a vacant silver oval, are on toe line. Short splinter forend fitted with Baker ejector, has Anson release. Drop at heel: approx. 2-1/2“, drop at comb: approx. 1-7/8 “. Weight: 11 lbs 14 oz. LOP: 15-1/8”. Accompanied by and unopened 10 pack of two yellow and red boxes of .500 NE non-mercuric soft nose cartridges. PROVENANCE: Wm West Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine, as refurbished. Bbls retain nearly all of a London quality re-black with excellent polishing, and engraving re-cut. Action retains traces of orig case hardening color, but is essentially pewter gray, engraving clear. Blue of other parts has been renewed over some light pitting. Screw slots show some use. Stocks retain most of a glossy refinish over numerous marks, and a few subsequent scratches and chips, checkering re-cut. Pad is relatively new. Bores are exceptionally fine for an early cordite rifle, with only a hint of frosting in grooves. Rifling is strong and sharp throughout with little evidence of cordite burn at throats. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are strong and in time. Like most all doubles by Jeffery, despite the near 12 pound weight of this rifle, it handles and points exceptionally well. It would make a great working rifle, ideal for the largest species of game in the world. 49479-5 MGM220 (20,000-30,000) – Lot 2232

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*W.J. JEFFERY .475 #2 JEFFERY EXPRESS DOUBLE RIFLE.

SN 8556. Cal. .475 #2 Jeffery Express. 24″ bbl. Full length matted half swamped rib with 5 flip-up sights and blade front sight with doll’s head extension. Double triggers, ejectors, non-automatic safety. Capped full pistol grip buttstock, checkered in 3-pt pattern with 14-3/8″ LOP over Brown white lined waffle pad. Silver shield in stock with initials “NHH” engraved. Splinter forearm with Curtis push button release checkered in 3-pt pattern. Blued frame is engraved with two tigers on left in field scene surrounded by chain pattern and similar near identical scene on right. Both sides marked “W.J. Jeffery & Co. LTD.” Bottom of frame lightly border engraved with geometric design pattern around screws. Trigger guard lightly border engraved with long tang that runs to grip cap. Top of frame with “SAFE” in gold. Also included with this gun are 11 boxes of ammo, 5 of which Kynoch, 6 of which are A-Square. A couple of the boxes may be partials. Also included is an old Leg-O-Mutton case with initials “L.T.D. / NY” on right side. WEIGHT: 11 lbs. 6 oz. CONDITION: Very good as refurbished. This gun “having been there and done that!” According to our consignor, the rifle was used to take a Rowland Ward record book elephant, and record book buffalo, and well as a black rhino on a 45 day “Big Five” safari in Keyna, in 1969. A story of this hunt was published in Safari Magazine, and is available with the rifle. Bbls have been Parkerized retaining about 90% of their Parkerized finish. Buttstock and forearm are modern replacements and retain 90-95% of their customized finish with light handling marks throughout. Receiver has been blued and likely refurbished a couple of times, retaining about 90-95% of its current finish. Engraving is a tad light, but still fully visible. Bores are very good with a bit of frosting. Mechanics are excellent and crisp. The ammo is quite valuable in itself. Ready for the your next trip Africa. 49440-3 JSL304 C&R (8,000-10,000) – Lot 2233