Firearms Auctions in Fairfield, Maine
Gross Over $18 Million!

Auction: October 4-7, 2016: 10:00 am

Preview: October 1-3, 2016: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

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3000

*TRULY SPECTACULAR REMINGTON BICENTENNIAL THREE GUN SET COMMEMORATING REMINGTON’S 200 YEARS IN BUSINESS WITH ALL SALE PROCEEDS BEING DONATED TO BENEFIT REMINGTON’S CONSERVATION FUNDS.

SN 1816-700-3/1816-870-3/1816-1911-3. This charity auction includes a set of 3 extraordinary Remington’s built by Remington’s custom shop in Sturgis, SD to commemorate Remington Arms Cos. 200 consecutive years in business producing fine arms for sportsman and government users around the world. Proceeds from this sale will benefit Remington Arm Cos. Conservation efforts. James D. Julia Auctions is honored to have been selected by Remington as a partner to Remington Arms Co. to market this set which is one of only four that are being produced, this one the only one available for public sale. This set, # 3 of 4, is entirely hand-made and hand-finished and includes a Remington Model 700 in 7MM Mag, a Remington Model 870 in 12 gauge and a Model 1911R1 in 45ACP caliber. Gun #1 Remington Model 700 7MM Magnum stocked in exhibition fiddle back, hand selected, American black walnut- specifically selected for high fiddle back figure, with rosewood nose cap, is finely checkered with fleur-de-lis behind bolt and fine panel around wrist and fleur-de-lis at forearm. Action is fabulously engraved in scroll & floral pattern with exceptional and extensive gold line work throughout as engraved by Remington Custom Shop engraver Jesse Kaufman. Bolt is vividly jeweled and finely polished. Left side of action with SN in gold and marked “Remington 700″ in gold with gold banner outline. Breech of bbl with 2” burst of scroll with gold line work. Center of bbl marked “Remington Custom Shop Ilion, NY” and muzzle with 1″ scroll and gold line work and gold bbl band at muzzle, blued trigger. Floorplate with sensational engraving showing engraved Eliphalet Remington signature in gold lined oval and floral scroll work with gold line accents in near full coverage. Also on floorplate in a beautiful gold outline banner “1816 / Bicentennial / 2016″ in gold. Trigger guard with burst of scroll and gold line outline work. Pistol grip cap in finely finished rosewood. Buttstock with Monte Carlo and finely finished cheekpiece. Superb dark maroon colored leather covered pad. Sling mounts installed at forearm and at toe. This gun is housed in a custom cut-out Pelican brand travel case. Weight: 7 lbs. 13 oz. Gun #2 Remington Model 870, 12 gauge. 27” bbl with matted low profile ventilated rib with steel mid bead and white front bead. Choke tube currently installed. Gold plated trigger. Blued carrier and finely polished bolt. Stock is exhibition quality and hand selected for its exceptional fiddle back black American walnut with rosewood capped pistol grip and checkered in fancy fleur-de-lis pattern. Butt is finished with a high quality dark maroon leather covered pad. Forearm is finely hand checkered in fleur-de-lis pattern. Receiver is sensationally scroll & floral shaded engraved by noted Remington Arms Co. custom shop engraver Jesse Kaufman. Top of receiver is fully scroll engraved. Right side of receiver with beautiful large open floral scroll accented by exceptional gold line work and gold line border. Right side also with “1816 / Bicentennial / 2016” in gold in a gold bordered ribbon. “Remington 870” in gold bordered banner. Left side of receiver fully engraved in open floral scroll with gold line accents and gold line border with Eliphalet Remington signature at center in gold oval. Serial number in gold towards bottom back left of action. Also included with this gun is a custom cut Pelican hard plastic case. Weight: 7 lbs 5 oz. Gun #3 Remington Model 1911R1 45ACP cal. Fabulous custom pistol with spectacular open floral scroll engraving throughout by Remington custom shop engraver Jesse Kaufman. This finely finished pistol exhibits a vastly higher degree of high polish blued finish than is seen on 1911R1 pistols. Slide is near fully engraved with open floral scroll and gold borders along with gold line accents throughout. Left side of slide with “1816 / Bicentennial / 2016” in gold bordered ribbon. Right side of slide near fully engraved with gold lined border work and gold line accents. Signature of Eliphalet Remington in gold oval and “Remington R1” in gold which is in a gold bordered banner. Serial number on right side of action frame in gold. Bottom of bbl and action in superb open floral scroll engraving with gold line accents as is trigger guard. Grips are of fabulously figured hand-selected American black walnut and checkered in fleur-de-lis pointing pattern. Top of bbl accented with high luster blued “Novak” rear and front sight. The polish work on this gun is absolutely spectacular and one can almost see his or her reflection in the high polish blue. Accompanied by a green “Remington” hard plastic case and 2 magazines in case, along with instruction pamphlet, multi-tool and trigger lock. CONDITION: As new from Remington and unfired. 51095-1 JSL (25,000-50,000) – Lot 3000


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3001

**INCREDIBLY RARE MODERN MILITARY FN MANUFACTURING “MINI-MI” MACHINE GUN (PRE-86 DEALER SAMPLE).

SN FN008958. Cal 5.56 mm, 19 1/2 ” bbl with flash hider. Fully automatic fire only, the “Mini-mi” machine gun derives it’s name from the French translation of “Mini Machine Gun”. Now the standard Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW) of the United States and other countries, this model is innovative and may utilize either a belt or magazine ammunition feeding system. Gas piston operated and firing from an open bolt, it utilizes a rotary bolt locking system, and features a quick detachable chrome lined barrel, bipod, carrying handle and flip-up loop shoulder stock rest as well as rail for mounting a variety of sighting systems in addition to its integral adjustable rear peep sight. This is one of two consecutivly numbered specimens being offered in this auction. It doesn’t get any more real than this, marked “FN” within an oval over “HERSTAL” on left side of receiver with numerous original stock numbers on various parts. Action moves smoothly when operated by hand. This weapon appears to be fully functional. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. Currently on a Form 3 with Julia’s classified as a PRE-86 DEALER SAMPLE and annotated on the form “LIMITED TO USE AS A SALES SAMPLE”. CONDITION: Near excellent to as new. Top cover rail and mechanism within top cover or feed tray show no evidence of firing. Moisture absorbing paper still present in barrel. Slight handling marks, but just about impossible to upgrade the overall condition. Truly an outstanding battle tested “state of the art” light machine gun, versatile and fun to shoot as well as being very effective. If you are a modern machine gun enthusiast, it is worth considering taking out a dealers and SOT license so that you can start off with this gun. Conduct business for a few years, and then… 50754-1 (35,000-50,000) – Lot 3001

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3002

**FANTASTIC NEW UN-ISSUED HARRINGTON & RICHARDSON U.S. PROPERTY MARKED M16A1 MACHINE GUN (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN 2242452. Cal. 5.56MM. 21-1/4″ bbl with bird-cage compensator. Fantastic near perfect specimen which according to the consignor came out of the museum display when they de-accessed their firearms. Classic and most recognized configuration and with tri-angular hand guards absolutely un-issued, un-fired condition. No mag present. Bbl marked “MFR 26978 MP CHROME BORE”. Marked on left side with “Lion” H&R logo and “Property of U.S. Govt.” Firing mechanism moves smoothly when operated by hand, this weapon appears fully functional. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4. CONDITION: As new un-fired, un-issued. Upon closest inspection one might find a rub mark on the finish, but otherwise, orig factory finish on metal with composite parts in same condition. This is a dream come true for the advanced U.S. Military modern firearm collector. 50313-2 JWK44 (18,000-22,000) – Lot 3002

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3003

**WORLD WAR II BROWNING M2 50 CALIBER MACHINE GUN WITH RARE ORIGINAL FAIRCHILD SIGHT (CURIO & RELIC).

SN 1144967. Cal. 50 BMG. Bbl is 50″ with flash hider. This gun was manufactured by the High Standard Manufacturing Company and saw combat during WWII as evidenced by a bullet strike to the perforated socket that the bbl fits into. There are other marks on this gun consistent with it seeing service in a combat area. Included is an orig Central Steel Tube Co, 1944 dated M2 tripod. Flash hider is attached to the muzzle of the bbl as well as a steel wire bail carrying handle. Orig M1 telescopic sight manufactured by Fairchild Aviation Corporation and dated 1941 is included with this lot. Numbers match between receiver and top receiver plate. Walnut handles appear to be of correct vintage. Firing mechanism operates properly with good stiff tension. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This item is fully transferable on an ATF Form 3 or Form 4 as Curio & Relic eligible. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish very good with over 80% coverage turning a gray brown patina with bullet strike as noted as well as some dings & gouges at the high edges. Bore is extremely fine, shiny & bright. Optics are clear. Tripod is in fine orig condition with data plate intact. WWII 50 cal. machine guns are uncommon and to find one manufactured by High Standard is exceedingly rare. Even if I had a Browning .50 already I would consider consigning a post WWII gun to upgrade to this historic collectors item. 50455-1 JWK33 (25,000-45,000) C&R – Lot 3003

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3004

**SPRINGFIELD ARMORY SAR-48 MACHINE GUN (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN SA-1591. Cal. 7.62 X 51MM. 22-1/2″ bbl w/flash hider. Extremely high quality and effective machine gun made right here in America. Marked on right side of receiver “1005-SA-48-MATCH” together with Springfield Armory (GENESEO, IL.) logo. This rifle includes one 20 & one 30 rnd magazine and also a gunner’s tool kit with screwdriver, adjustment wrenches, brushes, oiler and pull through cleaning line, all in a nice hinged tin. This American version of the FN-FAL also includes a black web sling and features a fold down bi-pod, and carrying handle. Marked on bottom of receiver, forward of magazine well “IMBEL, ITAJUBA / BRAZIL”. Mechanism operates smoothly by hand under proper spring tension. This weapon appears fully functional. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This item is fully transferable on an ATF Form 3 or Form 4. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish are extremely fine. Dark black enamel finish and blue on all metal parts. 30 rnd magazine has a parkerized finish. Composite, handguard & buttstock show some light handling marks. This is a very attractive and fine condition specimen. Bore is excellent, shiny & bright. A top quality rifle caliber machine gun of the highest order of reliability and effectiveness. 50455-4 JWK31 (15,000-22,000) – Lot 3004

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3005

**FANTASTIC CONDITION DLO REGISTERED 1917A1 BROWNING WATER COOLED MACHINE GUN W/TRIPOD (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN 121485. Cal. 30-06. 24″ bbl. Exceedingly fine specimen of the Browning 1917A1 machine gun with bronze trunnion and nosecap, brown bakelite grip panels, plain .30-06 bolt, cylindrical charging handle with cartridge stop installed on right sideplate, fully adjustable rear sight and orig cork and brass chain intact. Includes one M1917A1 “Lamson.1942” marked tripod. Firing mechanism moves smoothly when operated by hand, this weapon appears fully functional. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish extremely fine to near excellent as re-finished over areas of pinprick pitting, with some areas of brown patina over the gray/green finish, particularly on the water jacket. Bakelite grips near excellent with no chips or cracks. Rifling is strong with some darkness in the grooves. Rear sight does not appear to have been re-finished as the latter is more of a brown to gray patina. Tripod and head near excellent as re-painted. These .30 cal Browning guns were the mainstay of U.S. forces and it’s superior design and availability of parts together with its versatility of being able to be converted to different calibers make it a favorite for machine gun enthusiasts. 50313-1 JWK45 (15,000-18,000) – Lot 3005

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3006

**EXTREMELY SOUGHT AFTER NEW ENGLAND SMALL ARMS CORP 1918A2 BROWNING AUTOMATIC RIFLE (BAR) (PRE-86 DEALER SAMPLE).

SN 581394. Cal. 30-06. 27-1/4″ bbl with flash hider. Attractive, battle used, British Lend-Lease return, 1918A2 BAR as imported by “Inter-American”. Manufactured by “N.E. SMALL ARMS CORP.” with cross cannon proofs on top of receiver as well as flaming bomb just forward of rear sight, British nitro proofs on bbl. Flaming bomb proof also on bbl with date 6-44. Attractive, brown bakelite buttstock with wooden forend and carrying handle. Late style adjustable gas port nut. This weapon includes one 20 round Seymour mag. Firing mechanism moves smoothly when operated by hand, this weapon appears fully functional. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is transferable only to current FFL and SOT license holders on an ATF form 3 as a pre-86 dealer sample. This weapon in this status maybe retained by the FFL/SOT license holder privately when they relinquish their license, subject to adherence to state and local laws and approval by the BATF. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is very good to fine with appeal as a battle worn weapon which transcends exterior finish percentage. Receiver turning a pleasing gray patina thinning to bare metal particularly at the high points with some gouges and scrapes. Bbl also thinning to a very pleasing gray patina. There are additional numbers stamped on the inside of the receiver visible through the open ejection port. Buttstock, wooden forearm and carrying handle have nicks and dings. Bore is very good. The Browning Automatic rifle is one of the most popular machine guns one can take to the range, this specimen has a great deal to recommend it. Not only is it a very serviceable shooter but it also retains its historical character. 50726-2 JWK49 (6,000-10,000) C&R – Lot 3006

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3007

**BROWNING 1919A4 MACHINE GUN ON RAMO SIDEPLATE (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN 600096. Cal. 308. 24″ bbl. M1919A4 on Ramo sideplate with M2 tripod with pintle. Bolt is marked on underside “B147299 SG” indicating it is a high quality American made original bolt. Top of bolt has very soft-stamped “7.6(?)”, steel trunnion does not show any evidence of being used, various parts have U.S. drawing numbers on them. Bbl appears to be chrome lined. Currently equipped with spacers to fire .308. Firing mechanism moves smoothly when operated by hand, this weapon appears fully functional. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4. CONDITION: This weapon appears un-fired with no noticeable wear to the steel trunnion block, overall finish is excellent gray Parkerized re-finish, the only wear in evidence is where the gun mounts into the pintle. Bore is excellent, shiny and bright. Internal parts are excellent, crisp and clean. Overall a pristine example of the US Browning .30 cal machine gun in it’s most popular range configuration. Fantastic set-up for the collector of top condition U.S. Class III, or for the shooting enthusiast who wants a trouble-free experience at the range. 50313-3 JWK46 (15,000-20,000) – Lot 3007

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3008

*FANTASTIC COLT MODEL 1918 SELF LOADING RIFLE (SLR) SN 1 OF 200.

SN C1918-00001. Cal. 30-06. bbl 27″ W/flash hider. Utterly fantastic Colt Model 1918 Self Loading Rifle manufactured for Colt under license by Ohio Ordnance Works, Inc. – Top of receiver marked “COLT’S PT. MFG. CO.” with classic rampant colt logo prominently displayed on the ejector plate. Completely faithful to the original Browning Automatic Rifle down to the receiver machined from a solid billet of steel as opposed to an investment casting, and incorporates the early flash hider design. This incredibly beautiful high luster deep blued finished SEMI-AUTO rifle pays tribute to the Browning Automatic Rifle and save the fantastic finish, the rampant colt engraved on the top of the receiver, the lettering, and fact that it is semi-auto, is in every way the classic American B.A.R. – Forend and stock was exactly copied from original new old stock examples, and no expense nor effort was spared when making only 200 specimens of this presentation level quality rifle. This offering includes two high lustrous finished magazines, leather sling, boxed cleaning kit, and a high-end specially commissioned felt lined leather case which was made in Italy by the same company that makes high quality shotgun cases. Combination lock case is marked with COLT logo inside the cover and incorporates compartments for the accessories, including a special glossy paged manual specifically for this 200 rifle run. CONDITION: As new in all respects. Bolt has been drawn back to check to ensure rifle was not loaded and just as fresh as can be imagined with a light coating of preservative oil. This cataloger has seen a fair number of Browning Automatic Rifles but none come close to the beauty of fit and finish of this specimen. Number 1 of 200, Robert Landies has stated there will only ever be 200 of these manufactured ever. This rifle is the ultimate showpiece and tribute to the Browning Automatic Rifle and one cannot help but be drawn like a magnet to it. That this is serial #1 makes this the ultimate opportunity to own the most desired specimen of this very limited production run. 51087-15 JWK84 (9,000-12,000) C&R – Lot 3008

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3009

**ATTRACTIVE MADSEN M50 MACHINE GUN (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN 56033. Cal. 9mm. 8″ bbl. Extremely attractive re-finished Madsen M50 has discernible “ME0001” scratched in just above the SN on the right side underneath the re-finish. Grip safety not present to the rear of the mag housing; one can surmise that a previous owner found this troublesome and removed it. This weapon includes 1 orig mag and a nylon sling. Stock folds with proper tension. Firing mechanism moves smoothly when operated by hand, this weapon appears fully functional. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish near excellent as re-finished with some noticeable spots of pitting underneath the finish. None of this detracts from the attractiveness of this fast firing and handy machine gun. Bore is good with some darkness to the lands and grooves. The Madsen M50 has been popular in several films over the years. 50726-4 JWK51 (3,000-6,000) – Lot 3009

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3010

**BEAUTIFUL HIGH CONDITION HARRINGTON & RICHARDSON RISING MODEL 50 MACHINE GUN (CURIO & RELIC).

SN 6910. Cal. 45 ACP. 13-3/4″ bbl with compensator. This is a beautiful, probably police issue Reising select fire machine gun includes four 20 round mags and a spare bolt as well as a “Wolfe Springs & Co” spring kit. These guns were used by the Marine Corps in the Pacific during WWII as an alternative when there were insufficient Thompson’s available. These were also used by police as well as security personnel. The Reisings had an accuracy advantage over the Thompson’s in that they fire from a closed bolt. Firing mechanism moves smoothly when operated by hand, this weapon appears fully functional. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4 as Curio & Relic eligible. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is excellent, deep lustrous orig blue finish. Mags also near excellent as is spare bolt, some slight thinning and blemishing to the finish just forward of rear sight. Stock has some dings, handling marks, with a small knot plug mid-way between buttplate and pistol grip on lower right side, but very attractive overall. Bore is shiny and bright. These Reisings have enjoyed an increase in popularity in recent years, and they are very comfortable to shoot. 50273-4 JWK42 (4,000-6,000) C&R – Lot 3010

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3011

**DESIRABLE FOLDING STOCK RUGER AC-556K WITH .22 CONVERSION KIT (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN 191-05506. Cal. 223. 14-3/8″ bbl with bird-cage compensator. This is the desirable Ruger AC-556K with folding stock and selector which includes semi-auto, 3-shot burst, and full auto. This lot includes the .22 conversion parts, including charging handle, bolt, springs and chamber insert as well as one .22 mag. There are three 20 round mini-14 mags, one of which has a Ruger logo on floor plate, and one 30 round mag with Ruger floor-plate. Also included is a nylon sling. Firing mechanism moves smoothly when operated by hand, this weapon appears fully functional. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish extremely fine to near excellent with some high edge loss of finish, wood has only the slightest handling marks. Bore is excellent, shiny and bright. The folding stock AC-556K is one of the most sought after of the full auto Ruger rifles due to it’s ability to be carried compactly yet still packing plenty of fire power. The .22 conversion unit is a special bonus. 50273-2 JWK43 (7,500-12,500) – Lot 3011

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3012

**FANTASTIC EARLY “SQUARE SLOT” COLT 1921A THOMPSON MACHINE GUN (CURIO & RELIC).

SN 2212. Cal. 45 ACP. 10-1/2″ bbl. This Colt 1921A Thompson retains its orig 1921 internal parts and comes with one 50 rnd “NEW YORK N.Y., U.S.A.” drum and three 20 rnd “AUG 24 1920” stick mags. Also included is a brass cleaning rod and a reproduction FBI case with key. Consignor states that this beautiful conditioned Thompson came from West Virginia Police and was likely used during the “Coal Mine” wars. Front of stock retains visible Remington proof mark. Upper and lower numbers match. Mechanism operates smoothly with proper spring tension. This weapon appears fully functional. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This item is fully transferable on an ATF Form 3 or Form 4, as Curio & Relic eligible. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is extremely fine to near excellent with over 92% deep lustrous blue finish on the upper with about 80% on the lower with most of the loss where the finish is thinning along the high edges and just above and forward of the hand grip. Wood has an attractive dark brown color with numerous light dings & very faint scratches in the buttstock with fewer handling marks on the pistol grip and fore grip. Bore is excellent, shiny and bright. 50 rnd drum & mags retain over 95% orig blue finish. If one ever wanted a Colt Thompson this would be the one to get. The condition is such that it may be shot occasionally and as an early gun with a square actuator slot it makes it just a little more desirable. 50455-2 JWK32 (30,000-50,000) C&R – Lot 3012

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3013

**HIGH ORIGINAL CONDITION COLT U.S. NAVY 1921 / 28 OVERSTAMP THOMPSON MACHINE GUN – ONE OF TWO CONSECUTIVELY NUMBERED (CURIO & RELIC).

SN 7062. Cal. 45 ACP. 12-1/2″ bbl. This Colt Thompson has been fitted with 1928 parts as part of its conversion to U.S. Navy specifications. Top inside of receiver shows some polishing marks which probably occurred incidental to this refit. This is one of a consecutively numbered pair of Colt Thompsons being offered in this auction. This specimen is also fitted with an unmarked cutts compensator with 4 slots, and includes one 30 rnd Auto Ordinance Bridgeport magazine. Matching numbered upper and lower. Remington anchor proof mark at front of buttstock. Bolt moves smoothly and under proper tension when operated by hand. This weapon appears fully functional. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This item is fully transferable on an ATF Form 3 or Form 4 as Curio & Relic eligible. CONDITION: Extremely fine to near excellent orig blued finish with only some slight high edge wear and a few scattered scratches. This is about as nice a Colt Navy Thompson as this cataloger has ever seen. Bore is shiny & bright with some slight frosting in the grooves. Magazine retains about 95% of its orig lustrous blue finish. Wood does have a couple of light scratches with a pencil tip size ding in the left foregrip and a small 3/8″ chip and a 2″ long scratch on the right side of the handgrip. None of this detracts from the extreme handsomeness and quality of the fit and finish of this jewel from the early half of the 20th century. If you were waiting for an outstanding Colt Navy Thompson, this is the one you were waiting for. 50450-3 JWK36 (25,000-45,000) C&R – Lot 3013

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3014
Revised: 10/4/2016

Please Note: The two full views of this lot at the top of the printed catalog was reversed with full views for 3015. The description is complete and correct. Close-up photos are correct. The full view photos have been corrected for both this lot and 3015. There is nothing wrong with this gun, just these two photos.

**HIGH ORIGINAL CONDITION COLT 1921A THOMPSON MACHINE GUN (CURIO & RELIC).

SN 4888. Cal. 45 ACP. 10-1/2″ bbl. This Colt 1921A Thompson retains its orig 1921 internal parts, and includes one “Seymour” 30 rnd magazine. Front of stock retains visible Remington proof mark. Upper and lower numbers match. Mechanism operates smoothly with proper spring tension. This weapon appears fully functional. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This item is fully transferable on the ATF Form 3 or Form 4, as Curio & Relic eligible. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is extremely fine to near excellent with over 95% deep lustrous orig blue finish with wear to the high edges and scattered light scratches. There is some slight wear where the actuator contacts the edges of the actuator slot. Buttstock has an especially attractive dark brown color with some light dings & very faint scratches. Fewer handling marks on the pistol grip and fore grip. Bore is near excellent, shiny and bright. Magazine retains about 70% of its orig finish. Many collectors who are also shooters prefer the Thompson without the “cutts” compensator as it is easier to clean after firing. 50450-2 JWK34 (25,000-45,000) C&R – Lot 3014

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3015
Revised: 10/4/2016

Please Note: The two full views of this lot at the top of the printed catalog was reversed with full views for 3014. The description is complete and correct. Close-up photos are correct. The full view photos have been corrected for both this lot and 3014. There is nothing wrong with this gun, just these two photos.

**COLT MODEL 1921AC THOMPSON MACHINE GUN – ONE OF CONSECUTIVELY NUMBERED PAIR OFFERED (CURIO & RELIC).

SN 7061. Cal. 45 ACP. 10-1/2″ bbl. This fine Colt Thompson retains its orig 1921 parts and is remarkable besides being a nice Model 1921 as it is one of a consecutively numbered pair being offered in this auction. This specimen is fitted with an unmarked “cutts” compensator with 4 slots, and includes one 30 rnd U.S. Cartridge Co. magazine. Matching numbered upper and lower. Remington anchor proof mark at front of buttstock. Bolt moves smoothly and under proper tension when operated by hand. This weapon appears fully functional. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This item is fully transferable on an ATF Form 3 or Form 4 as Curio & Relic eligible. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish fine to extremely fine with about 90% orig blue finish worn to gray metal at high points on both sides of the compensator and thinning at high edges and where actuator contacts the slot. Bore is also extremely fine, shiny & bright. Wood has some very light handling marks with a couple of small chips and one pencil point ding on the left side of the buttstock below the rear sight. Magazine retains about 50% of its finish with some light pitting and loss of finish. If you’re going to have a Colt Thompson in its most classical, recognizable configuration this would be a good candidate. 50450-1 JWK35 (25,000-45,000) C&R – Lot 3015

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3016

**AUTO-ORDNANCE WEST HURLEY US MODEL 1928 THOMPSON MACHINE GUN WITH CASE AND ACCESSORIES (CURIO & RELIC).

SN 1645A. Cal. 45 ACP. 12-5/8″ bbl with compensator. This exceedingly fine condition West Hurley Thompson is set up with sling swivels, has a bullet logo compensator and includes two 50 round “Auto-Ordnance” marked contemporary drums, seven 30 round mags, one 20 round mag, a reproduction double drum hard case, a 1928 A1 GI Thompson parts kit less bbl and forend iron but with 2 bolts and 3 bolt actuators. Also included is a steel “Philadelphia Ordnance” dummy receiver expertly marked on both sides. Firing mechanism moves smoothly when operated by hand, this weapon appears fully functional. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4 as Curio & Relic eligible. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance near excellent with some slight brassing to the protective high edges of the Lyman adjustable sight and high edge wear to the actuator slot. Robust and attractive wood furniture has some handling marks. Bore is excellent, shiny and bright. Mags are in excellent condition with lustrous blue finish, “Philadelphia” dummy receiver new in box, parts kit pieces appear to be in new un-issued condition, reproduction case with tan liner also in extremely fine condition. One would have difficulty finding a better entry level Thompson set-up. This is sure to please any Class III enthusiast. 50273-1 JWK41 (15,000-20,000) C&R – Lot 3016

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3017

**EXTREMELY ATTRACTIVE AND EARLY MANUFACTURED FLUTED JACKET VICKERS .303 WATER COOLED MACHINE GUN ON TRIPOD (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN 1089. Cal. 303 British & 7.62 Russian. 28-1/2″ bbl. This “Pearl Manufacturing” registered Vickers gun has “Crossed-flag proof” over SN “1998” on top of water jacket near filler cap. This also has the anti-aircraft sight base and flip-up flag (window-pane) rear sight. Included in this lot in addition to .303 Australian marked bolt and feed block is an additional bbl, feed block & bolt converted to 7.62 X 54 R .303 Bbl is marked “VAC / MKII”. Also included in this lot is an orig British tripod marked “LSC MK IV” with large diameter dial base. There is evidence of welding visible when feed block cover is open where the right sideplate was attached to the trunnion. Cocking handle rounded knob is a very finely machined replacement, devoid of bluing. Right side plate clearly marked “PEARL MFG CORP” and “8MM” with SN. Current registration form indicates “Pearl Manufacturing Corp” in Block 3A, with cal. listed as “8 MM”. Action operates very smoothly within receiver. This gun appears fully functional. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This item is fully transferable on an ATF Form 3 or Form 4. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish very good to fine with an attractive blued finish turning to a nice gray/brown patina. Brass feed block is very attractive with some remnants of green paint adhering. Bore of both bbls are good with evidence of firing. Both bolts are marked with broad arrow proofs with good spring tension. Walnut handles are in good serviceable condition with some dings & handling marks. Water fill cap is brass with steel chain intact. Tripod is a tan/green color with steel bushings inside the brass head. Orig large diameter indexed disc very attractive. This fluted jacket Vickers is one of the most attractive of the water cooled machine guns and much desired by the discerning machine gun enthusiast not only because of its high quality but also because it is readily convertible to numerous calibers. This would be a great entry level water cooled machine gun. 50455-5 JWK30 (13,000-18,000) – Lot 3017

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3018

**FLUTED VICKERS .303 WATER COOLED MACHINE GUN (PRE-86 DEALER SAMPLE).

SN 3687. Cal. 303 British. 28-1/2″ bbl. This fine example of the Vickers machine gun is marked on the top of the water jacket “V.S.M.” followed by “7.92/303” and comes with an orig wooden transit chest. Right sideplate is marked “BNP 7.9 M/M 2.244″ 18 TONS” followed by “BELLO WPR.FT” (dealer information). This indicates as does the current registration paperwork that this gun was at one time in 8mm Mauser. Currently, however, it is in .303 British with an appropriate feed block, bolt and bbl. Rear sight is marked “V.A.C. 303 VII no 2 mk I”. This specimen retains the rare dial sight bracket affixed to the left receiver plate, with the appropriately longer backplate retaining pin. Water fill plug is brass & water drain plug present. Steam hose cork not present. Firing mechanism moves smoothly when operated by hand, this weapon appears fully functional. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is transferable only to current FFL and SOT license holders on an ATF form 3 as a pre-86 dealer sample and current transfer form is marked “LIMITED TO USE AS SALES SAMPLE”. This weapon in this status maybe retained by the FFL/SOT license holder privately when they relinquish their license, subject to adherence to state and local laws and approval by the BATF. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is fine retaining most of its orig dark brown finish with dark olive paint on jacket which has numerous small chips with brassing at the tripod mounting points. Internals are clean and serviceable, bore is pitted with distinct rifling. Wooden handles are sound and serviceable with some handling marks. Transit chest lid is no longer attached to the hinges and is cracked with some significant dings and gouges, however, with a little effort it could be made serviceable. There is a staining of red cellophane tape on both ends, which again with some care could be removed. Vickers guns are renowned for their endurance during firing tests and the recent renewed availability of .303 cartridges has breathed new life into the shooting of guns in this caliber. They are also the most versatile of guns to convert to other calibers. 50726-3 JWK47 (5,500-10,000) C&R – Lot 3018

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3019

**INCREDIBLE AND ULTRA SCARCE VET BRINGBACK KOREAN MANUFACTURED TYPE 58 AK-47 MACHINE GUN.

SN 7952. Cal. 7.62 x 39 mm. Bbl 16 1/2″ – Incredibly scarce as brought back milled steel receiver Korean manufactured Type 58 AK-47 with map and photos of area where it was captured as well as photos of the Veteran who brought it back. Original web and leather sling is included, no magazine present. Rifle displays Korean star within a circle on left side of receiver followed by serial #, and small “H” on right side of receiver. Selector markings on right side also in Korean. Visible parts are all matching including bolt, cover, and guide rod. Orig cleaning rod present with solid buttstock incorporating a trap for cleaning kit. The DPRK (Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea Type 58 AK-47 is one of the scarcest models to try to obtain in the United States. Only 50,000 units were produced starting in 1958, and about the only way one could become legally available was just the way this one was; somehow finding its way to Viet Nam, captured by a U.S. Soldier, then brought back before the Amnesty, and registered in 1968. Firing mechanism moves smoothly when operated by hand, this weapon appears fully functional. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4 as Curio & Relic eligible. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is fine as brought back, with over 85% blued finish remaining, thinning in places with tiny pinpick oxidation on action cover. Wood exhibits quite a bit of loss of finish as one would expect from a combat used rifle with a 1″ long chip out of the stock to left of the top rear tang and typical light handling marks. Bolt face extremely fine. Bore is extremely fine, shiny and bright. Web sling also extremely fine. This is one sweet specimen of a difficult to find manufacturer of a very highly sought after machine gun. 50961-1 JWK85 (25,000-45,000) C&R – Lot 3019

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3020

**FANTASTIC VIET NAM WAR TROPHY, CHINESE TYPE 56 MACHINE GUN (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN 12072376. Cal. 7.62 X 39 MM. 16-1/4″ bbl. This Type 56 under-fold bayonet milled steel receiver machine gun was manufactured by Chinese factory “66” and includes it’s orig web and leather sling and one 30 round mag. All parts appear to be orig and matching. Consignor states that he captured this weapon from an enemy medic, brought this gun home and safeguarded it. “Republic of China” is the information appearing on current registration form, manufactures block 4A, model is “AK 47” in block 4D. Firing mechanism moves smoothly when operated by hand, this weapon appears fully functional. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is absolutely outstanding, finest orig specimen this cataloger has ever seen. Metal finish starting to thin is some places with some tinges of brown. Bolt and op-rod near excellent, shiny and bright. Bore is excellent, shiny and bright. Wood has some nicks, bruises and handling marks but considering it’s history, this is to be expected. Sling is still strong and serviceable with leather just starting to flake on surface, pretty much impossible to upgrade this highly sought after and desirable specimen. 50409-1 JWK40 (20,000-40,000) – Lot 3020

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3021

**CHINESE ZB 26 MACHINE GUN (C&R).

SN 5380. Cal. 8 mm. 24″ bbl. This faithful Chinese copy of ZB 26 has been refinished and includes bipod and one 20 round magazine. Matching in SN both upper and lower as well as on sight adjustment knob. Bbl SN does not match. Both sides of receiver are cracked at rear of magazine well 3/4″ forward of magazine latch. Right side has a vertical 1/2″ crack and left side has a longer 1-1/4″ more jagged crack with evidence of attempted rewelding under refinished bluing. Receiver is also slightly cracked in two spots 1/8″ long on either side of where bbl retaining latch collar contacts receiver. Bbl latch sticks in locked, closed position, however bolt does cock and release properly and mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. Hairline cracks at rear of mag well indicated this arm should be inspected by a qualified gunsmith prior to firing. Marked on top of receiver with SN, bottom right side and front of receiver are both engraved “JPL T AZ85653″, which indicates that at one time this arm was in the possession of a noted firearms enthusiast in Arizona. PROVENANCE: Ex-The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is fine as refinished with scattered light pitting under refinish as well as evidence of welding at hairline cracked areas of mag well under refinish. Wooden bbl carrying handle in good serviceable condition with cinch repair and some chips and wear. Hand grip has had 1″ x 1-1/2″ chip out of right front side which has been glued back in place so that grip appears serviceable. Buttstock has 6” long crack running along left side horizontally back from receiver to sling attachment plate and buttstock rotates slightly in its socket. This could be repaired with some competent woodwork otherwise butt has some scratches, small chips and handling marks. Buttplate displays even, soft, bright patina. Bore has strong rifling, dark in grooves. Inside of receiver in need of cleaning. Bolt face is very good. Internals are refinished. Magazine is in very good serviceable condition with refinish consistent with rest of arm. This arm could be restored with appropriate effort to mend the noted deficiencies and owner would have an example of a highly successful and sought after machine gun. 50754-3 (8,000-15,000) C&R – Lot 3021

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3022

**JAPANESE TYPE 96 LIGHT MACHINE GUN (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN 6026. Cal. 6.5 Japanese. 21-3/4″ bbl. Markings indicate this gun was manufactured by Kokura in Dec 1939, however left side of receiver marked Block 3 of current registration form indicates “WWII Japanese / Charles N. Erb, Jr. / Frederickstown, PA” Bbl is SN 8182, stepped type, manufactured in Dec 1939. Bolt, operating piston, bbl latch, buffer all are SN 8182, albeit bbl latch appears to be a forced match. This lot includes 1 orig 30 rnd magazine SN 46291 and 1 orig 2.5X scope, manufactured by Fuji. Charging handle sliding cover is not present. Bi-pod has sustained a bullet strike to the right leg. Neither of these affect the functionality. Bolt moves freely under good spring tension within the receiver. This weapon appears fully functional. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This item is fully transferable on an ATF Form 3 or Form 4. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is very good to extremely fine with over 80% smooth blue finish, taking on an even brown patina with more blue remaining on the cyl. Carrying handle in very good condition with a few small chips. Buttstock & handgrip also have some dings with some more pronounced bruising to the hand grip. Bore is very good with shiny lands. Wooden handle slightly loose on its shaft. Magazine has a couple of dents and is somewhat misshapen at the top left, but spring tension is good and appears fully functional. Scope optics are cloudy and unclear, and scope binds when seated on gun. The Japanese Type 96 machine gun was much liked by Japanese forces due to its light weight, adjustable gas port and reliability. This specimen with its fairly early date could have been anywhere and without doubt saw combat action, as evidenced by the bullet strike. A very nice WWII collectible. 50455-7 JWK28 (8,000-12,000) – Lot 3022

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3023
Revised: 9/19/2016

Please Note: Great News!! The additional barrel is in Cal. 308. You can shoot either 7.7 Jap or by changing the barrel shoot 308 which is a positive asset to the gun.

**HITACHI MANUFACTURED JAPANESE TYPE 99 MACHINE GUN WITH SPARE BARREL (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN 18314. Cal. 7.7 Jap. 26-1/2″ bbl with flash hider. This Type 99 shows as registered by Pearl MGF Corp, in block 3A of current registration form. Is marked on left side of receiver as having been manufactured by Hitachi in Nov. of 1944. Bolt is numbered 6838. First bbl is SN 18314 manufactured in Oct. 1944. 2nd bbl is numbered 7212, manufactured in Nov. 1943. One orig 30 rnd magazine is included numbered both 4268 and 4740. This particular specimen is typical of the later manufacturing processes and includes the mono-pod on the buttstock and also a smooth wood pistol grip. The carrying handle on bbl 7212 is also of the smooth configuration and the bbl includes what appears to be an orig flash hider. Buffer & operating piston match gun SN. There is a small weld blemish at the lower edge of the ejection port, which indicates that at one time this was probably a deactivated gun. Charging handle cover not present as is often the case on these Japanese machine guns, but this does not in any way affect its function. Bbls fit very snugly into the receiver, wedge type retaining nut, also snug. Head space shims not present on either bbl. Bolt moves freely within the action, spring tension is good. This weapon appears fully functional. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This item is fully transferable on an ATF Form 3 or Form 4. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is good to very good with a light coat of oil over a mostly brown finish with many areas of light pitting visible. When you consider the part of the world and climate that this gun was subjected to, its appearance is consistent with a gun that saw use in one of the combat areas. Several small gouges & dings on the buttstock as well as some scrapes and scars, yet it remains very solid and serviceable. Magazine is in very good condition with a coat of black enamel paint. Lower serial numbered bbl bore is very good with shiny lense. Gas block held in place by a roll pin. Flash hider has sustained a small 1/2″ ding at the 10 o’clock quarter near the socket and also slightly dinged at the muzzle. Left ear of front sight slightly bent inward, but this could be remedied with careful heating and straightening. Other bbl without flash hider has an excellent bore. Both carrying handles in extremely fine condition without any chips. The Japanese type 99 machine gun was the result of the Japanese military going to a larger heavier caliber cartridge in response to request for a rifle cartridge with more stopping power. There are conversion kits out there which allow this gun to be fired in 7.62 X 39 MM. Whether you fire this gun in the orig 7.7 MM Jap rimless or 7.62 X 39, it is a comfortable gun to shoot and an interesting part of WWII history. This is a desirable specimen as it includes an orig magazine as well as 2 bbls. 50455-6 JWK27 (8,000-12,000) – Lot 3023

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3024

**FINE ORIGINAL GERMAN MP44 MACHINE GUN (C & R).

SN 1489N. Cal. 7.92 X 33 MM. 16-1/2″ bbl. Manufactured by ERMA. This lot includes two 30 rnd magazines, 1 marked MP44 and the other StG44. Includes an orig sling. Parts on the gun except for rear sight numbered 73 appear to be all matching with ERMA manufactured op-rod, bbl & gas block with Haenel manufactured bolt. Metal receiver & buttstock parts by Mertzwerke with ERMA “qlv” mark on receiver. Block 3A of current registration form indicates manufacturer as “VOLKSTURM / GERMAN GOVERNMENT WWII”. Buttstock is of the later 5-1/2″ vertical profile type. Bolt moves freely within the action, spring tension is good. This weapon appears fully functional. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This item is fully transferable on an ATF Form 3 or Form 4. It is Curio & Relic (C & R) eligible. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish are very good with a nice even patina, a smooth orig blue finish turning gray with a mottling of brown, completely consistent with wartime use in a combat area. Bore is excellent, shiny & bright. Bolt and op-rod extremely fine. Wooden grips & buttstock also extremely fine with a noticeable 2-1/2″ crack parallel to the bore line- 2″ up from the toe. Magazines have 85% finish or better and appear fully serviceable. Orig leather sling also serviceable, soft and supple. The MP44 is the Granddaddy of all modern assault rifles. This particular specimen has an extremely smooth action and a very attractive appearance. These are a dream to shoot on the range and thankfully significant quantities of modern made ammunition are available. No German WWII machine gun collection is complete without one of these. 50455-3 JWK29 (17,500-25,000) C&R – Lot 3024

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3025

**RARELY FOUND GERMAN MP-41 MACHINE GUN ON ERB REGISTERED TUBE (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN 225E. Cal. 9mm. 10″ bbl. This select fire version of the MP-40 is a miss-matched parts kit on an ERB registered tube. Bbl is Hanel MFG with SN 2480B. Endcap also Hanel MFG with electro-pencil number 342. Bolt is number 2568F in electro-pencil. ERB SN with ERB added eagle over 37 visible at left side of receiver tube forward of mag housing. Stock appears unnumbered. Firing mechanism moves smoothly when operated by hand, this weapon appears fully functional. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is good to fine as re-finished with some light pitting on endcap and mag housing with finish thinning in places and a couple spots of light corrosion. Bbl is very attractive and retains lustrous finish with exception of high edge wear thinning to a gray patina. Wooden stock shows moderate handling marks and dings and is complete, un-cracked and serviceable. Bore is shiny and bright with some slight pitting in the grooves. Although MP-40 models abound, this variation is not nearly so common and would make and attractive addition to any WWII machine gun collection. 50726-5 JWK54 (7,500-11,000) – Lot 3025

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3026

**SOUGHT AFTER BERETTA MODEL 38A MACHINE GUN (CURIO & RELIC).

SN 6190B. Cal. 9mm. 14-3/8″ bbl with compensator. The Beretta 38A was one of the most effective machine guns of WWII and actually preferred by many Germans over the MP40. It is highly accurate and a select fire weapon, depending on which trigger is pulled. This specimen retains its four slot compensator and includes one orig 40 round mag. Marked on top of the receiver with manufacturers markings & SN. Stock matches gun SN. Firing mechanism moves smoothly when operated by hand, this weapon appears fully functional. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4 as Curio & Relic eligible. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish good to very good with about 80% of what is a partial re-finish remaining on metal parts otherwise starting to turn a brown patina, particularly at the high edges. Buttstock is in good condition overall, with significant handling marks, cracked on both sides just to the rear of trigger housing repaired with slotted wood screws on both sides. Stock cartouche and SN still visible on left side. Screws also evidence of being removed and one keepers screw missing at rear of the trigger guard. Rear trigger is in the white and appears to be replacement. Bolt is in good serviceable condition. Bore is fair to good with some shine remaining. Flash hider has taken a couple of dings at the muzzle end. There is no doubt this will make a good shooter as an example of this model. 50726-6 JWK53 (7,500-11,000) C&R – Lot 3026

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3027

**FINE ORIGINAL CARL GUSTAV SWEDISH “K” M45 MACHINE GUN (PRE-86 DEALER SAMPLE).

SN 502140. Cal. 9mm. 8-1/2″ bbl. This fine example of the Swedish “K” retains it’s attractive military green painted finish and black hard rubber cheek rest on the folding metal stock. It comes with 1 orig Parkerized 34 round mag. Swedish crown proof marks visible. Bbl matches receiver. Sling swivels present and serviceable. Firing mechanism moves smoothly when operated by hand, this weapon appears fully functional. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is transferable only to current FFL and SOT license holders on an ATF form 3 as a pre-86 dealer sample. This weapon in this status maybe retained by the FFL/SOT license holder privately when they relinquish their license, subject to adherence to state and local laws and approval by the BATF. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish extremely fine with 95% coverage orig green enamel paint on metal parts & Parkerized finish on mag. Some scrapes and dings to bare metal. Wooden handgrip also shows some dings and handling marks as does the hard rubber cheek rest, which has a noticeable line about 1/2″ forward of the rear. Bolt face extremely fine. Well used bore with worn lands and dark in the grooves. These Swedish “K” sub-machine guns are considered one of the best of their genre by experienced machine gun enthusiasts. Trouble free accurate and comfortable to shoot, no doubt someone is going to be very happy with this offering. 50726-1 JWK50 (5,000-8,000) C&R – Lot 3027

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3028

**GROUP INDUSTRIES HR4332 (UZI) MACHINE GUN IN 9MM/.22 (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN 100891. Cal. 9mm/22. Bbls are 10″. This clone of an Uzi by Group Industries comes with some very desirable accessories; two 9mm bbls and one .22 bbl with it’s accompanying .22 bolt and recoil spring assembly, there are also three .22 magazines. Three 32 round 9mm magazines, three 25 round 9mm magazines and two 9mm mag loaders, one .22 mag loader and a spare black stock and grip set with a bag of small internal parts, including springs, sights, and latches. There is also a green web sling included. Firing mechanism moves smoothly when operated by hand, this weapon appears fully functional. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish extremely fine, gray finish with small spots of pinprick corrosion. Furniture and sling in excellent condition as are spare parts. Bores of all three bbls, excellent, shiny and bright. These Group Industry guns with the .22 cal conversion kits are highly sought after and this example is sure to please. 50273-3 JWK39 (10,000-15,000) – Lot 3028

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3029

**HIGH CONDITION FINNISH LAHTI 20MM SEMI-AUTOMATIC ANTI-TANK RIFLE (DESTRUCTIVE DEVICE).

SN 644. Cal. 20mm. 56″ Bbl. Excellent high condition Finnish Lahti anti-tank gun on its distinctive ski-bipod with 5 magazines, 2 original magazine carriers 9 unmarked sterile blue projectile practice rounds and 5 dated 1940 original brass cased rounds. Original muzzle cover on large muzzle break. Reproduction shoulder rest at rear of receiver, and replacement threaded screw with washers retaining rubber bumper at ejection plate forward of trigger. Manufactured at the Finnish State Rifle Factory “VKT”, it is marked “20pst.kiv/39” with typical “SA” marking above SN on left side of receiver. Designed in 1939, these anti-tank guns were not available in any quantity until the war with the Soviet Union in 1941. They were effective and useful against vehicles and light tanks, as well as in a long range sniper and bunker destruction roles. Exceedingly well made, although heavy to transport for one man, the “Crank to cock action make them tremendously fun to shoot. The action of this particular specimen it extremely smooth, nicest this cataloger has ever seen. This weapon appears fully functional. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4 as Curio & Relic eligible as under the classification Destructive Device (DD). CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish extremely fine with smooth gray orig finish thinning in places to gray metal. There is a nick at the bottom of the case deflector plate on the right side which appears to be a bullet strike. Wooden cooling jacket is extremely fine condition with a 2 1/2″ crack at rear which does not detract. Reproduction shoulder piece in the white with black rubber shoulder rest. Magazines in excellent condition with blue lustrous finish. Carriers extremely fine to excellent with Orig paint and serviceable web straps. Bore has shiny well-defined rifling with some pitting within 6” of the muzzle. With only just under 2000 ever produced they are a rare and sought after firearm in the United States. This is a great opportunity for the anti tank gun collector. 51067-1 JWK86 (8,000-12,000) C&R – Lot 3029

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3030

**MP34 o(STEYR-SOLOTHURN) (C&R).

SN 12910. Cal. 30 mauser. 7.9″ bbl, model MP 34 o as manufactured by Steyr. (Registered as #1291) Includes 3 mag in orig brown leather case. Leather case maker marked “SRA 1936” and with cartouche (STOLLA). Firing mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. Weapon appears fully functional and passes function check in both full auto and semi-auto. Bolt, top cover and receiver number match. Steyr logo on top cover. This example does not have Nazi proof marks. Has provision for bayonet on shroud. Mags fit properly in mag well. The Steyr-Solothurn was produced by the Rheinnaetall in the Steyr factory in Austria. The “o” suffix denoted Austria and served to keep it from being confused with an entirely different submachine gun which was designed by Bergman. The Steyr-Solothurn was issued in significant numbers to German and Austrian police forces during WWII, and was also issued to military personnel concurrently with the MP38 and MP40. This cataloger knows personally of a Veteran who bagged one when he escaped from a POW camp in 1944. PROVENANCE: Ex-Collection of Carl “Bill” Morrison. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is about 60%. Orig finish thinned on shroud and top cover with some evidence of pitting where the receiver meets the stock line on both sides. Stock has numerous gouges and handling marks but is completely sound and serviceable. There is one 1/2″ x 1/2″ chip immediately to rear of receiver. Exterior of bbl has lost just about all orig finish and is in the white, however the bore is excellent, shiny and bright. Bolt face is very good. Bolt itself is shiny and bright. Interior of receiver could use a cleaning but is otherwise in very fine serviceable condition. Buttplate has significant brown uniform scale corrosion but this does not detract from the attractiveness of this firearm. This gun appears all matching. Orig 32 rnd .30 Mauser mags in excellent serviceable condition with nickel finished follower. Brown leather mag case has some spots of green mold just starting along seam, which preservation treatment should remedy. The brown leather is somewhat worn but the stitching is tight and leather is completely serviceable and still soft to the touch. This firearm is a fine example of quality machining and fitting from the time before the transition to stamping metal parts. This weapon would be sure to please the discerning submachine gun collector. 50754-2 JWK1 (10,000-15,000) C&R – Lot 3030

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3031

*VALLEY ENGRAVING REPRODUCTION GATLING’S BATTERY GUN MODEL 1878.

SN 011-005F. Cal. 45-70. Wonderful reproduction 10-barrel Gatling with 32″ bbl cluster mounted in orig type brass housing with steel frame. Trunnions are 1-1/4″ and the cascable is 2″. The articulated magazine base is for a Broadwell drum. Mounted in an iron yoke on iron furniture, all of which is mounted on an extraordinary reproduction oak carriage with correct concave, iron bound wheels that have ash spokes and an oak rim with 1/2″ thick steel outer rim. Accompanying, in brackets under the trail, is the iron tipped oak tiller. Top of the rear housing is fitted with a 3-1/2″ rnd plate bearing the manufacturers name & address, the date 3 June 2009, Model 1878, Caliber 45-70 Gov., made by Valley Engraving LLC and Neal E Smith Jr. Accompanied by 2 reproduction Broadwell drums, engraved on the top plate, “BROADWELL DRUM / CAPACITY 216 ROUNDS / CALIBER 45-70 GOV DATE OF MANUFACTURE 29 DEC. 2008” along with a line of Cyrillic writing. Both drums have brass and iron carrying handle on top. Few reproduction Gatling guns reach this level of sophistication or attention to detail. CONDITION: Appears to be new and unfired, retaining virtually all of its fine orig finish to both gun and carriage. Mechanics are crisp. Bright shiny bores. 51100-1 (30,000-60,000) – Lot 3031

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3032

*FINE VALLEY ENGRAVING REPRODUCTION CAMEL GATLING GUN ON TRIPOD.

SN 014-014. Cal. 45-70. Wonderful reproduction 10-barrel Gatling with 18″ bbl cluster mounted in orig type brass housing with steel frame. Trunnions are 1-1/4″ and the cascable is 2″. The articulated magazine base is for a Broadwell drum. Mounted in an iron yoke on iron furniture, all of which is mounted on an extraordinary reproduction oak and steel tripod. Top of the rear housing is fitted with a 3-1/2″ rnd plate bearing the manufacturers name & address, the date 3 June 2009, Model 1878, Caliber 45-70 Gov., made by Valley Engraving LLC and Neal E Smith Jr. Accompanied by 2 reproduction Broadwell drums, engraved on the top plate, “BROADWELL DRUM – CAPACITY 216 ROUNDS – CALIBER 45-70 GOV DATE OF MANUFACTURE 29 DEC. 2008” along with a line of Cyrillic writing. Both drums have brass and iron carrying handle on top. Few reproduction Gatling guns reach this level of sophistication or attention to detail. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Appears to be new and unfired. Tripod also appears to be new. 51100-2 (25,000-50,000) – Lot 3032

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3033

RECENTLY PAINTED AND POPULAR BRITISH ABBOT MODEL FV433 105MM SELF PROPELLED GUN IN TRACKED ARMORED CHASSIS.

SN NSN. SN NSN. 105 MM cal. Although often called a “Tank”, the ABBOT FV443 is actually a tracked self-propelled howitzer in a fully rotating turret on an armored chassis. The Abbot was fielded by the British in 1965 and it’s intended role was to provide tactical support on the battlefield shooting in an in-direct fire role against anticipated invasion of western Europe by the Soviet Union. Built by the Vickers corporation, these vehicles were produced from 1965-1967 and remained in the British inventory until 1995. The turret rotates through a full 360 degree rotation and the gun will depress as low as -5 degrees and elevate as high as +70 degrees. The L13A1 105 MM gun is non function currently, but the ring and subsequent registration with the BATF are available completely separately from this auction through the consignor. Julia’s will put the winning bidder in touch with the consignor, but make no other warrantee whatsoever about the availability and transfer of the necessary parts to make the main gun live and registered. The engine is a Rolls-Royce K60 Mk 4G multi-fuel capable power plant which develops 240 horsepower at 3,750 RPM, and the vehicle can reach speeds up to 29 MPH, and can range as far as 300 miles with a 101 U.S. gallon (386 L) fuel tank. The Abbot does have a limited amphibious capacity when equipped with its flotation screen and can move at 3 MPH through water utilizing its own tracks. Parts are available and this model is still in service in some significant quantity with the army of India. The good suspension of this vehicle combined with modern engine and availability of maintenance parts make it a popular armored vehicle for enthusiasts which want to drive, or provide “tank” rides, as it looks tough, and has a traditional turret. Weight: 18.2-tons (16,556-kg); Length: 19′ 2″ (5.84-m); Width: 8′ 6″ (2.64-m); Height: 8′ 2″ (2.18-m) CONDITION: Engine is in good operating order, and exterior has been recently repainted. Turret revolves properly. Interior upholstery in good condition. This vehicle also has connection to Operation Desert Storm I according to consignor who has currently misplaced the maintenance record which substantiates this claim. When found this documentation will be provided to the winning bidder. 50961-3 JWK92 (75,000-150,000) – Lot 3033

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3034

HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT MAXIM NORDENFELT 37MM “POM-POM”, NAVAL DECK GUN (EXEMPT FROM NFA).

SN 2024. Cal. 37mm. 51″ bbl. This exquisitely and professionally restored orig “one pounder” Maxim Nordenfelt automatic cannon is one of only very few extent of the early model. When found these are normally badly deteriorated having been exposed to the elements for decades, often as part of municipal historical monuments. This extraordinary specimen has the correct color gray paint covering the sideplates with a massive brass feed block incorporating an attractive wooden roller. It sets on an orig correct albeit non-matching SN Naval cone mount with brass cradle; the entire display piece is on a custom made wheeled dolly, making it manageable to move around. Actuating arm, feed slide, pawls and pins not present in feed block, nor is bolt present in receiver. Orig mainspring is included but not installed as the tabbed ends are not serviceable. Trigger bar, hand grip, cover, charging handle and external levers present and appear serviceable. Impressive orig brass spring cover also present on left side. Elevation adjustment wheel non-functional, however, steel pins and adjustable shaft allow one to display this piece pointing any number of positions of a wide vertical arc. Traverses smoothly through 360 degrees. This impressive display piece is non-functional due to missing the parts mentioned above and it is important to note that although this model is an automatic cannon with a rifled bore diameter greater than 1/2″ it has been declared “exempt” from the provisions of the National Firearms Act (NFA). A copy of a BATF letter attesting to this fact for this model is provided. This model is of significant historical interest as it was originally manufactured in 1889 as part of a thirty gun initial production run (This class of Maxim started at #2001). The first sale of gun #2024, with 5 others was made to the Minister of Marine, St Petersburg, Russia in March of 1895. All six guns were rejected due to defects and were returned to the factory and rebuilt. The top cover is marked with the issue/rebuild date of 1895. The company was reorganized in 1897 and conducted business as Vickers, Sons and Maxim (VSM), thus there are VSM inspection stamps on the gun. It is clear that the gun was sold, used, factory rebuilt and remarked before ourchase by the U.S. Navy in the first days of the Spanish American War. This gun was included in the first group of sixteen guns that the U.S. Navy purchased in March of 1898. This very gun, Navy Registery number 5, along with gun #2026 registry #6 were placed on the MANNING, a U.S. revenue Cutter, in April 1898, at Norfolk U.S. Navy Yard, according to the records of the U.S. Bureau of Ordnance. The Manning was taken into U.S. Naval service and participated in the bombardment of Spanish positions off Cabanas, Cuba on May 12th 1898. Eventually, Maxim 1 Pdr. Automatic Guns of this type were declared obsolete in the years 1911/1912 and were removed from ships during this period. PROVENANCE: RG 74 Records of the Bureau of Ordnance; Record of Armament of Naval Vessals, 1841-1903; Registry of Mounts for Secondary Battery, 1888-1913. Pgs 116 and 118-E131 CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is absolutely outstanding as restored with the brass jacket exhibiting a pleasing patina with a commensurate finish on the brass feed block and other brass parts. Metal sideplate exhibit correct gray Navy paint. Orig brass spring housing simply outstanding. Trigger bar shows evidence of significant old pitting but is completely serviceable. Bore is moderately pitted but retains significant rifling. The “one pounder”, 1.457″ cartridge coupled with its manageable 250-300 rounds per minute rate of fire was extremely effective and could perforate a 1″ iron plate at 100 yards. Should a person be able to locate or fabricate the remaining parts, with the appropriate expertise, this gun could likely be restored to an operating condition. This cataloger is not aware of any source of orig solid steel projectile ammunition nor of a belt which would accommodate it, however, this specimen in this condition provides a unique opportunity for the advanced U.S. Military and Navy ordnance collector to acquire one of the most impressive and attractive pieces of Navy ordnance ever to come to public auction. The fact that records indicate it first went to Russia, and then later was in U.S. Naval Service during the Spanish American War make this a gun of noteworthy interest. 50927-1 JWK80 (150,000-250,000) – Lot 3034

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3035

*OUTSTANDING FABRIQUE NATIONALE G-SERIES FAL WITH BELGIAN WOOD STOCK.

SN G745. Belgian FN FAL G-Series rifle with 20″ bbl and Belgian flashhider. Sheet metal forearm assembly with integral folding bipod. SN G745. No discernible import markings have been found after detailed disassembly. Bolt, bolt carrier and receiver have all matching numbers. Comes with Trilux scope and mount as well as A.R.M.S. scope mount with rail and five FN magazines. CONDITION: Rifle condition is exceptional, with virtually no indication of having been fired. All blue finish remains with exception of very slight muzzle wear from apparent storage. All bake-on enamel finish is still on handguard assembly and bipods as well. Wood furniture is exceptional with several very minor compression scratches again probably from storage. Pistol grip equally as fine and in excellent condition. The Trilux scope being surplus as all are, is an apparent repaint but is crystal clear and apparently contains no tritium. Accessory magazines and A.R.M.S.scope mount are equally as fine showing little or no use. The G-Series rifle extremely uncommon and being a 3-digit SN makes it even more so. 50496-7 TDW (5,000-8,000) – Lot 3035

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3036

*COLT PROTOTYPE SILVER SNAKE SPECIAL EDITION PYTHON REVOLVER.

SN K99729. Cal. 357 Mag. 6″ bbl with vent rib and full lug. Signature Series Silver Snake Special Edition of 250 revolvers were introduced in 1982. This edition is the first stainless steel Python produced by Colt. Sides of bbls have etched banners with special edition inscriptions. Red ramp front sight with with white outline rear adjustable sight. Six shot fluted cylinder. Pachmayr rubber grips with Colt Custom silver medallions. Accompanied by Colt Manufacturing Co. letter authenticating the revolver, confirming specifications, and describing the limited edition. Includes custom Colt marked gun pouch. Orig wood grain box with foam inserts has custom shop label marked “Etched .357 6″ Stainless Steel Python ‘1982’ Signature Series Special Edition (PROTOTYPE)”. Overbox has had written custom shop label with same information and “PROTOTYPE” marking. CONDITION: Near new condition showing only slight cylinder drag line. 50968-2 DS (15,000-20,000) – Lot 3036

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3037

*SPANISH ASTRA M5004-E CONSTABLE, GOLD DAMASCENED, PRESENTATION.

SN 1050081. Cal. 32. Although Astra made thousands of M5004 Constable very few were gold Damascened and even fewer were completed with gold Damascened grips. This mid-sized single/double action pocket pistol, made to compete against the Walther PPK, has a 3-1/2″ bbl and measures 6.25″ in length and 4.5″ in height. Fixed front sight and drift adjustable rear. The left side of the slide is fitted with a decocking safety that shrouds the firing pin. Takedown is in the usual manner with the release lever mounted on the frame just forward of the trigger. The SN is on the right side of the side and repeated on the right side of the frame. Though the Astra legend would normally be marked on the left side of the slide, most extensively engraved and Damascened guns have the legend relocated to the lower surface of the trigger guard, as found on this pistol. This gun was completed with a vegetal and animal motif whereby the decorated slide included two different dogs on the left side and a third dog on the right side. The left side of the grip has a cougar climbing a tree while the right side has two geese. The Astra logo appears on the frontstrap. Small parts, including the safety, hammer, slide release, takedown lever, trigger, mag release, and magazine, are chromed. Astra Firearms and Selected Competitors by Antaris, pg 480, shows this gun was completed in 1970. Accompanying documents support its later presentation to the President of Nicaragua, General Anatasio Samoza in 1977. Per a notarized statement by his Minister of Finance, the gun was carried on many occasions as General Somoza’s personal weapon, explaining the dulling and minor finish losses. CONDITION: Approximately 99% gold Damascene coverage with slight surface dulling and minor oxidative losses. Negligible wear of the chromed parts and magazine. Excellent bore. Perfect manual mechanics. 50646-1 LMA (6,000-8,000) – Lot 3037

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3038

*EXCEPTIONALLY FINE FACTORY ENGRAVED SAVAGE MODEL 1907 TO CAPT. W.L.FOLEY OF HOUSTON, TEXAS.

SN 21955. Cal. 32 ACP. Brilliant high polish commercial blue finish with vivid case colored trigger. Factory engraved to Capt. William L. Foley, a prominent merchant of Houston, Texas, who operated the W.L. Foley Dry Goods Co. from 1896 until his death in 1925. On left side of upper frame his name being engraved and surrounded by a small floral scene. 2-pc hard rubber Savage monogrammed grips. Rnd safety lever with wide serrations and burr type hammer.Smooth magazine release with no knurling and early single slot unmarked Savage all blue magazine. Accompanied with a factory letter indicating that this firearm was shipped, factory engraved to the original consignee entered as Capt. W.S. Foley and it was shipped May 12, 1910. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine overall condition, with most all of the Savage bright polished commercial finish remaining with slight finish loss at high points of slide serrations and slight loss from holster wear on muzzle. Bore and mechanics are exceptional. Trigger retains virtually all of its proper bright vivid case colors. A very nice Savage Model 1907 Type 2. This is a very interesting gun with Texas association and additional research could be quite fruitful. 50475-1 (3,000-5,000) C&R – Lot 3038

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3039

*PAIR OF DESIRABLE EARLY SMITH & WESSON REVOLVERS.

SN 675323 & 57068. 1)357 Registered Magnum. Cal. 357 MAG. 6″ bbl with rib. First of a long line of S&W 357 Magnums, the registered models were introduced in 1935 on a custom order basis and registered with S&W to the orig owner. This revolver is registration number 4251. Hand checkered top strap and rib with pin Patridge front sight with adjustable rear sight. Six shot cylinder. Blue finish with case colored hammer and trigger. Two piece Magna diamond checkered walnut grips with silver S&W medallions. 2) K22 Outdoorsman first model. Cal. 22 LR. Bbl 6″ round with pinned Patridge front sight and early production adjustable rear sight held by single screw. Six shot fluted cylinder. Blue finish with case colored hammer and trigger. Two piece diamond checkered walnut grips with S&W medallions. Both guns are housed in a custom case with hand tooled leather covering. Green velour interior with blocks for both revolvers. PROVENANCE: Remarkable William Larkin Moore Private Estate Collection of Fine Sporting Arms. CONDITION: 1) Fine, retaining over 97% orig blue. Hammer and trigger have good case colors. Very good bore. Grips show a few small handling marks. 2) Over 90% orig blue with small scratches, spots of freckling and muzzle wear. Hammer and trigger have lightly visible case colors. Very good bore. Grips show very light wear with scattered small marks. Case shows moderate interior and exterior wear. 50594-69 DS (6,500-12,500) C&R – Lot 3039

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3040

*IMPORTANT ED MCGIVERN SMITH & WESSON USED BY MONTANA LAWMAN.

SN 279823. Cal. 38 Spcl. Known as the Military and Police Model of 1905 Fourth Change. Manufactured in the late teens or early 20’s with 6″ bbl with 2-pc diamond patterned checkered walnut grips with gold deep dish medallions. Period large button Heiser of Denver holster. 1-1/2″ wide carry belt with dual drop pouch with unsigned nickel buckle and snaps. Has custom high visibility front sight with bead and inletted white metal half moon in rear of sight groove to improve visibility in low light. This Smith & Wesson was a gift from famed shootist and exhibitionist Mr. Ed McGivern, the author of Fast and Fancy Revolver Shooting, to Calvin A. Robinson upon his election as sheriff of Flathead County, MT, in 1933. CONDITION: Good overall, with much blue finish remaining on frame and backstrap. Front and rear sight have been modified to give better visibility. Bbl has typical finish wear for a police revolver which has been carried. Cyl has reasonable amounts of loss at high points around flutes. Action is good. Heiser holster has good stitching and is supple. Snap has become loose with age. Belt and drop pouches are in good overall condition with most nickel remaining on its fittings. Attached with this rig is a notarized affidavit from the family of Sheriff Calvin A. Robinson reaffirming the history of this revolver. 50959-1 TDW (5,000-8,000) C&R – Lot 3040

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3041

*FINE SINGER MANUFACTURING CO 1911A1 PISTOL.

SN 5800050. Cal. 45. One of the 500 Model 1911A1 pistols manufactured by the Singer Manufacturing Company during WWII under the Ordnance Educational Order No. W-ORD-396. This educational order required Singer to furnish the government with a complete set of drawings, operation sheets, time studies, tooling, and a complete set of manufacturing fixtures so that a complete manufacturing operation could be set up using only the supplied documentation. In addition, 500 pistols were to be delivered along with the documentation package. Conventional wisdom indicates that most of the 500 pistols went to the U.S. Army Air Corps, surviving examples are scarce. Surviving all orig examples are much harder to find. The left side of the slide is marked in 2-lines ahead of the slide serrations as follows: “S. MFR. CO” over “ELIZABETH, N.J., U.S.A.” with no markings to the right side of the slide. The top of the slide is stamped with a single “P” proof mark oriented to read with the muzzle down. All other manufacturers marked the “P” on the slide to be read with the muzzle up. An identical “P” proof mark is stamped on the left side of the frame immediately above the magazine release. The pistol is correctly unmarked under the firing pin, stop plate (FPSP). The left side of the frame is stamped with the “JKC” initials of Col. John K. Clement, the Ordnance Inspector of the New Jersey Ordnance District. The right side of the frame is stamped “UNITED STATES PROPERTY”. “No. S800050” in 2-lines with “M 1911 A1 U.S. ARMY” above and forward of the slide stop pin hole. The pistol has the wide spur hammer with borderless checkering, with fine checkering on: thumb safety, slide stop, milled trigger and mainspring housing. The reproduction stocks lack the correct checkering pattern for a Singer pistol, have the reinforcing internal ribs and have Keyes Fiber markings on the back side of each grip. The replacement bbl bushing has the wrong shaped front plate as well as the wrong finish. The all blued bbl is stamped with only a single larger “P” proof on rear left side of the lug with no other proof marks. The pistol has a replacement pinned re-blued former two-tone magazine with no markings anywhere (Not Singer production). No advanced .45 Auto collection is complete without a Singer, and this is a fine example of Singer Model 1911A1 WWII pistol with only a few replaced parts. CONDITION: Fine with 80% of the orig blue finish showing wear and finish loss on the edges and high spots. The front grip strap and mainspring housing both show a light grey patina finish. All markings are clear and sharp. The brown checkered plastic reproduction stocks are both in excellent condition with nice sharp, distinct checkering with only a few minor nicks on each side. This is a rare opportunity to obtain a mostly orig WWII Singer manufactured WWII M1911A1 semi-automatic pistol, the “Holy Grail” of all .45 automatic M1911A1 pistols! 51033-54 KXK (40,000-60,000) C&R – Lot 3041

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3042

*FINE NORTH AMERICAN ARMS COMPANY, LTD CALIBER 45 PISTOL.

SN 86. Cal.”North American Arms Company, Ltd.” (NAA Co., Ltd.) of Quebec, Canada. In early July 1918, the U.S. government issued a contract for 500,000 Model 1911 pistols to the NAA Co. The NAA Co. leased the Ross Rifle plant to do the manufacturing and as part of the contractual agreement, the U.S. Government was to supply all of the raw materials. However, due to the shortage of materials, they were only able to supply enough material to produce approximately 100 sets of prototype or tool room parts, some or all of which were later assembled into completed pistols. Due to the Armistice of November 11, 1918, the contract was canceled in December of 1918 with no examples of completed pistols ever being accepted by the U.S. government. These 100 pistols were uniquely marked with only a SN on the left rear section of the slide along with the factory markings found on the left side of the slide. This specific pistol is marked on the slide “MANUFACTURED BY” over “NORTH AMERICAN ARMS CO. LIMITED” over “QUEBEC CANADA” along with no. “86” on the rear section behind the serrations, the left side of the trigger, and the left, lower rear corner of the receiver under the stock. CONDITION: The pistol itself is nicely machined and produced, the configuration of the parts and components are similar to the standard Colt Model 1911 models. Slide stop is grooved, not checkered. Front plate of bbl bushing has unique NAA profile. The hammer is a wide version very similar to the Colt production models except it is without any checkering on the spur. The grip panels are checkered walnut. The magazine is a blued pinned, two-tone pattern like the Colt versions. Bbl unmarked with 1911 profile. The condition of the slide is approximately 20% orig blue. Receiver has approximately 50% blue with the rest being patina. All edges sharp and crisp. Recoil spring has no crimped end as do normal 1911 recoil springs. Clean, crisp bore that has minor pitting. 51033-55 KXK (30,000-50,000) C&R – Lot 3042

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3043

*SPECTACULAR++ UNION SWITCH & SIGNAL EXP NO 9 PRESENTATION PISTOL MADE FOR GEORGE BLACKMORE PRESIDENT OF UNION SWITCH AND SIGNAL.

SN 9. Cal. 45 auto. Spectacular++ Union Switch & Signal (US&S) EXP presentation pistol (1 of about 100). Buffed and DuLite blued. Only faintly less than new condition. The receivers of all EXP presentation guns usually had some sort of defect in them and were generally rejected military receivers often because of stripped stock screw bushings. Approximately 100 EXP presentation guns were made. Some were high polished, buffed and blued; some were blued over sandblasting. The sandblasted guns had sharp edges and were generally finished like military contract guns. This buffed and blued example is done very well, however the rear and front sights were not removed prior to buffing and the marks show. Inside accompanying orig box includes a Union Switch & Signal Company pocket leather notebook, along with the business card of George A. Blackmore, President of Union Switch & Signal Company, Swissvale, PA and President of Westinghouse Air Brake Company, Wilmerding, PA. Also included is the Union Switch & Signal Company employee badge number “5596” and spare magazine in orig grease-paper wrap. Includes orig grease-paper wrap for pistol, as well as paper target marked “Model of 1911-A1 45 automatic pistol No. 9. Seven shots fired at 15 yards, tested by F. C. Smith”. PROVENANCE: Formerly of the Edward S. Meadows Collection. CONDITION: US&S Company EXP NO 9 (E not visible, but under stock). Overall 99% heavily buffed and blued finish, all correct as a blued EXP presentation pistol; pistol appears exactly as other observed blued EXP pistols but this example is in spectacular condition. Slide stop could not be removed using normal hand pressure. Bore bright and shiny. Buffed DuLite finish. Bright blued trigger, checkered hammer, thumb safety, and slide-stop. Bbl bushing has concentric rings. Excellent+ Keyes Fiber stocks. Escutcheon rings around screws. All edges crisp and moderately sharp, despite the buffing. Only the faintest shadow of a takedown scratch. Fully blued (S) Scovill made contract magazine. As a presentation gun, no proof marks were required, but slide is “P” proofed off to the left ahead of rear sight, adding credence to the theory that these pistols used rejected military slides and receivers. The receiver is not proof marked, but the slide is. Accompanying orig cardboard box marked “No 9”. Also included is a test target in nice, clear, readable condition. A spectacular example of a buffed and blued Union Switch & Signal presentation gun documented to the President of Union Switch & Signal. With documentation, orig box, and Meadows hang tag. Fired only a few times. 51033-80 KXK (12,000-30,000) C&R – Lot 3043

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3044

*UNION SWITCH & SIGNAL EXP NO 10 PRESENTATION GUN.

SN 10. Cal. 45 auto. Spectacular Union Switch & Signal (US&S) EXP presentation pistol (1 of about 100). Buffed and DuLite blued. Near new condition. The receivers of all EXP presentation guns usually had some sort of defect in them and were generally rejected military receivers often because of stripped stock screw bushings. Approximately 100 EXP presentation guns were made. Some were high polished, buffed and blued; some were blued over sandblasting. The sandblasted guns had sharp edges and were generally finished like military contract guns. Inside accompanying box includes business card of George A. Blackmore, President of Union Switch & Signal Company, Swissvale, PA and President of Westinghouse Air Brake Company, Wilmerding, PA. Also includes envelope marked “Union Switch & Signal Model 1911-A1 .45 Automatic One of 100 “Experimental” models made by US & S prior to their production of 55,000 weapons at the beginning of WW2. The first eleven weapons were blued and presented to the Board of Directors. This weapon is E X P No. 10. It is still in mint condition having been test fired only. The original test target is still in the box.” Author of the above is not known, but the pistols were definitely made toward the end of production and there are a couple of very minor marks on the pistol, one of which we specified as a drag mark. CONDITION: US&S Company EXP NO 10 (EX not visible, but under stock). Overall 99% heavily buffed and blued finish, all correct as a blued EXP presentation pistol; pistol appears exactly as other observed blued EXP pistols. Bbl high standard (HS) on right lug and (P) on left lug. Bore dirty, may be frosted, has been fired but not much. Buffed DuLite finish. Bright blued trigger, checkered hammer, thumb safety, and slide-stop. Bbl bushing has concentric rings. Excellent+ Keyes Fiber stocks. Escutcheon rings around screws. All edges crisp and moderately sharp, despite the buffing. Only the faintest takedown scratch. Fully blued General Shaver made contract magazine. As a presentation gun, no proof marks were required, but slide is “P” proofed off to the left ahead of rear sight, adding credence to the theory that these pistols used rejected military slides and receivers. The receiver is not proof marked, but the slide is. Small ding on receiver, right hand side above trigger guard bow. Accompanying orig cardboard box marked “No 10 One of four given to President of Union Switch and Signal. Dliv 5-3-47”. Also included is orig test target sheet marked “1911-A1, 45 automatic No. 10”. Target shows age and signatures faint. A superb example of a buffed and blued Union Switch & Signal presentation gun documented to the President of Union Switch & Signal. With documentation and orig box. Fired only a few times. 51033-81 KXK (10,000-20,000) C&R – Lot 3044

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3045

*SUPERB EXAMPLE OF A UNION SWITCH & SIGNAL COMPANY EXP NO 36 PRESENTATION GUN.

SN 36. Cal. 45 auto. Almost spectacular Union Switch & Signal (US&S) EXP presentation pistol (1 of about 100). Finished in DuLite over sandblasting. The receivers of all EXP presentation guns usually had some sort of defect in them and were generally rejected military receivers, often because of stripped stock screw bushings. Approximately 100 EXP presentation guns were made. Some were high polished, buffed and blued; some were blued over sandblasting. The sandblasted guns, like this one, had sharp edges and were generally finished like military contract guns. CONDITION: US&S Company EXP NO 36 (EXP not visible, but under stock). Overall 97% orig finish, all correct, all orig. Bbl high standard, mirror bore, has been fired but not much. Crisp DuLite finish. Bright blued trigger, checkered hammer, thumb safety, and slide-stop. Bbl bushing has concentric rings. Excellent+ Keyes Fiber stocks. Escutcheon rings around screw. Slight. Slight scrapes on slide and gun overall, wear only on high points, all edges crisp and sharp. Significant takedown scratch. Risdon made contract magazine (proper). As a presentation gun, no proof marks were required, but slide is “P” proofed in two places; front of rear sight and off to the left, adding credence to the theory that these pistols used rejected military slides and receivers. The receiver is not proof marked, but the slide is. A superb example of a Union Switch & Signal presentation gun fired only a few times. 51074-2 KXK (8,000-14,000) C&R – Lot 3045

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3046

*UNION SWITCH AND SIGNAL 1911A1.

SN 1051294. Cal. 45 auto. Interesting 1911A1 WWII U.S. pistol. Union Switch and Signal (US&S) made 55,000 1911A1s in WWII. They are the second rarest 1911, sometimes known as “the poor man’s Singer”. US&S primarily made railroad switching equipment, but got a contract to make 1911A1 pistols. US&S pistols were some of the highest quality 1911s. All had DuLite finish, all had high standard bbls. Early pistols had Keyes Fiber stocks without escutcheon rings, later pistols had the escutcheon rings. All had bright blued triggers and all had bbl bushings with concentric rings on the front surface. Good starter pistol for a new collector. CONDITION: Bbl, high standard, good bore, slight pitting; rifling visible. Slide stop grooved (which is wrong). Bbl bushing un-circled (which is wrong), hammer slightly different than normal (could be wrong). Trigger blued bright. Mainstring housing checkered. Stocks Keyes Fiber Company with escutcheon rings. Finish DuLite orig finish, thinning all over, mostly gone on front grip strap and grip safety. Clear inspector mark “RCD”. Magazine two-tone, good+ condition. Moderate pitting on slide left front. Overall condition 60% orig finish. 50599-2 KXK (3,000-6,000) C&R – Lot 3046

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3047

*VERY ATTRACTIVE UNION SWITCH & SIGNAL 1911A1 PISTOL WITH.

SN 1087740. Cal 45 auto. 5″ bbl This pistol retains 99% plus of a later applied refinish. The muzzle-end of the slide has a characteristically darker aspect due to the hardening process and appears darker due to the refinishing. The markings are crisp and well defined with an “R.C.D.” cartouche on the left side of the frame. The Keyes Fiber Co. stocks are in fine shape with some minor flattening of the points, mostly near the top of the right side panel. A single Scovill manufactured magazine is included. This is a nice condition Union Switch & Signal 1911 A 1 which although refinished is very attractive. PROVENANCE: From High Condition Collection of Discerning U.S. Military Rifle Collector, Offered Without Reserve. CONDITION: High standard bbl is refinished with dirty bore, having some mild frosting within the grooves. Sights are replaced with staking around rear sight, front and rear sight are similar to GI sights. Trigger has dull refinish. All other parts appear to be correct type, but refinished. 50908-10 KXK (2,000-5,000) C&R – Lot 3047

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3048

BREATHTAKING ALL ORIGINAL COLT NAVY 1911 PISTOL.

SN 42056. Cal. 45. Proper “P H” on the bbl; horizontal positioned “P H” on crisp, “like new” bbl finish. Crisp, beautiful stocks with only the slightest rounding on the bottom checkering. All markings are proper, all markings and edges are crisp and sharp. CONDITION: Thin finish on magazine. Immaculate, mirror bright bore. Slight bugger marks on frame under slide stop. Pitting mark above “NAVY” due to holster storage. Slight pitting on right muzzle. Remainder of gun in beautiful condition. Navy’s usually have heavy wear and an orig gun in superb condition is almost unheard of. This orig Navy pistol in magnificent condition, may be the only one you will ever see. 50835-1 KXK (12,000-22,000) C&R – Lot 3048

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3049

*SCARCE EARLY COLT MODEL 1911 SEMI-AUTOMATIC PISTOL WITH WWI MILLS CANVAS ACCESSORIES.

SN 35375. Cal. 45 ACP. Early 1911 with 5″ bbl that has an “H” parallel to the bore and a “P” perpendicular to the bore. Slide has early markings with last patent date “1911” on left side and Rampant Colt at left rear end. Right side has Army markings and it has orig fixed sights with thin front blade and round top, U-notch rear sight. Left forward side of the frame is marked “UNITED STATES PROPERTY” and has the “WGP” (Maj. Walter G. Penfield) inspector initials above the magazine release. Mounted with diamond checkered walnut grips. Accompanied by an orig Mills brass tipped canvas swivel holster that has an extra web belt drop extender; a Mills WWI canvas web belt with brass furniture; a 1918 dated Mills canvas double mag pouch containing 2 additional 2-tone lanyard loop magazines & the very rare paper instruction sheet on preventing rust forming on magazine while in the pouch; an orig WWI Mills braided cotton & brass lanyard and a model 1917 plumb Bolo Machete dated 1918 with orig canvas & leather scabbard. Also accompanied by a Colt Factory letter which identifies this pistol in Cal .45 with 5″ bbl, blue finish, type of stocks not listed and shipped to Springfield Armory, June 17, 1913,in a 500 gun shipment. Consignor stated it took him several years to accumulate all of these accessories in like new condition as found here. This pistol was part of the first military contract of 1913 which were almost universally issued to Cavalry Units. They remained in service through the border skirmishes of the American Southwest, WWI, WWII, Korea and Viet Nam, remaining in service well into the 1970’s or later until replaced by the Beretta 9mm pistol. After being retired the majority of these pistols were either sold to foreign governments or to private citizens through the NRA/DCM (Division of Civilian Marksmanship). A great majority of these pistols were converted into target configuration with few remaining completely orig. In addition, a great number of those pistols were Arsenal refinished before being re-sold. Therefore finding one in completely orig configuration with orig finish is somewhat a rarity. Frankford Arsenal packet of “20 Pistol Ball Cartridges, Cal. .45, Model of 1911. For Automatic Pistol Model 1911.” In excellent condition, in full form, unopened and both of the fabric pull tabs are intact and present. The label is present, slightly faded, but clearly legible. PROVENANCE: The William Smith Collection. CONDITION: Very fine, all original. Slide retains about 95% glossy orig charcoal blue with some slight thinning around ejection port & a few light scratches on top. Frame retains about 90% glossy orig blue, thin on front strap & spring housing, strong & bright elsewhere. Grips show very light wear with one or two chipped diamonds. Bbl retains about 75% orig blue with bright shiny bore. Magazine retains about 85% of orig blue with dull white section. Mechanics are crisp. A hard to find pistol in hard to find condition. Other two spare magazines show heavy wear with one cleaned to bright metal. All of the canvas gear and Machete appear to be new and unused. 50600-3 FTL (10,000-15,000) C&R – Lot 3049

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3050

*NEAR NEW COLT 1911A1 WITH ORIGINAL SHIPPING BOX.

SN 1207847. Cal. 45. Near new condition 1943 date frame with (non-numbered slide) 1911A1 pistol and orig grease paper lined shipping box. Includes “like new” Risdon welded base magazine with “C-R” marking on baseplate. CONDITION: Frosted bore. Ordnance mark crisp and sharp. “GHD” acceptance mark, crisp and sharp. “P” on frame crisp and sharp. Roll mark on left side slide shows partial missing characters. Stamped trigger, wide spur hammer. Checkered mainspring housing and square notch rear sight. 99% original finish overall. Accompanying cardboard box with tape marks and tape over inventory numbers in good/excellent condition. Overall condition is just a hairs breath away from brand new. 50826-1 KXK (6,000-9,000) C&R – Lot 3050

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3051

*EXCEPTIONAL COLT MODEL 1911 U S ARMY SERIAL NUMBER 169433 ALL ORIGINAL PISTOL.

SN 169433. Cal. 45. All parts proper and orig. Vertical “P H” marked bbl. Dbl diamond checkered stocks, wide spur hammer, narrow front sight, standard “COLT PATENT” markings, “UNITED STATES PROPERTY” markings, “RAMPANT COLT” at rear of slide, “GHS” (Gilbert H. Stewart) inspectors cartouche. Slide marked “MODEL OF U S ARMY”. All proper and correct. SN 169433. Blue finish,walnut stocks. Manufactured in the early part of 1917, this is a very nice example of an early WWI U.S. Army contract Model 1911 pistol as produced by Colt. The pistol still retains the WWI military blue finish and has the serif letter markings on the slide and frame. The left side of the slide has “PATENTED APR. 20, 1897. SEPT. 9, 1902” over “DEC.19, 1905. FEB.14, 1911 . AUG.19, 1913” followed by “COLT’S PT. FA MFG. CO.” over “HARTFORD, CT. U.S.A”, with the “RAMPANT COLT” behind the serrations. “MODEL OF 1911 U.S. ARMY” is marked on the right side of the slide with the left side of the frame marked”UNITED STATES PROPERTY” along with the circled “GHS” inspector cartouche of Gilbert H. Stewart, the US Ordnance Inspector above the magazine release. It has the correct blue Colt WWI bbl marked with vertical small “P” and “H” proofs at the chamber, the WWI checkered thumb safety, long smooth trigger, checkered slide stop, wide spur hammer, and flat mainspring housing. Accompanying Colt Factory letter dated March 3, 2014. CONDITION: Overall 97% orig finish. Dirty, but mirror bore. Right walnut stock moderately worn on bottom; left stock mostly crisp. Two-tone magazine excellent. Moderate thinning of front grip straps. A very attractive, all correct and original 1911 “GHS” inspected pistol. Orig stock screws in excellent condition, only the slightest buggering. Mag catch lock crisp. Overall, a very attractive 1917 made, all original, Model 1911 pistol. 51033-52 KXK (4,000-9,000) C&R – Lot 3051

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3052

*EXCEPTIONAL COLT 1911 U.S. ARMY PISTOL SN 196905.

SN 196905. Cal. 45. Colt 1911 U.S. Army pistol SN 196905 has orig blue finish on slide and receiver. Later Colt “C in Square” marked bbl. Magazine is a Springfield made folded bottom type with lanyard loop. 1917 made pistol showing very little wear. Colt patent markings on slide,”RAMPANT COLT”, “MODEL OF 1911 U.S. ARMY” all crisp and sharp. CONDITION: Bore is bright and shiny. Magazine catch lock slightly buggered, orig stock screws un-buggered. All proper markings, “SN 196905”, “United States Property”, “GHS” cartouche. All edges crisp and sharp. Slight thinning of front grip strap. Slight reddening of rear grip strap. Stocks sharp and crisp except a couple of small diamonds at the bottom. Only high edge wear. 94% finish. Left stock crushed in small area above lower stock screw. Overall, an exceptionally attractive 1911 with most of the orig finish and only a couple of changed parts. 50706-1 (4,000-6,000) C&R – Lot 3052

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3053

FINE 100 YEAR OLD 1911 COLT ARMY.

SN 218705. Cal. 45. One of the last Gilbert H. Stewart inspected 1911’s. All proper markings “UNITED STATES PROPERTY” crisp and clear. “RAMPANT COLT” sharp. Sights in excellent condition. CONDITION: Stocks show moderate wear to the bottom portion. Some crushing of small diamonds on left side. Stock screws on right show minor buggering; stock screws on left look excellent. Excellent condition lanyard loop magazine not orig to pistol; LL stopped in 1916. “HP” sharing common leg inspected bbl is from a later pistol. Bore heavily frosted near chamber. All other parts appear correct and orig. Loss of finish on front and rear grip straps. Loss of finish to patina on top of slide. For a 100 year old “veteran” with a couple of changed parts, it’s in nice shape. 50835-2 KXK (3,000-6,000) C&R – Lot 3053

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3054

*ALL CORRECT AND ORIGINAL COLT MODEL 1911 U S ARMY SERIAL NUMBER 251562.

SN 251562. Cal. 45. All parts proper and orig. Vertical “P H” marked bbl. Dbl diamond checkered stocks, wide spur hammer, narrow front sight, standard “COLT PATENT” markings, “UNITED STATES PROPERTY” markings, “RAMPANT COLT” at rear of slide, “JMG” (John M. Gibbert) inspectors cartouche. Slide marked “MODEL OF U S ARMY”. All proper and correct. Accompanying standard Model 1917 leather holster marked “CLINTON 1918 F.W.T.”. Accompanying Colt Factory letter dated July 11, 2008. CONDITION: Overall 92% orig finish. Dirty, but mirror bore. Right walnut stocks heavily worn on bottom; left stock mostly crisp. Two-tone magazine shows moderate to heavy wear. Moderate thinning of front and rear grip straps. Overall a very attractive, all correct and original 1911 “JMG” inspected pistol. Accompanying leather holster with moderate wear, but still usable. 51033-74 KXK (2,500-7,000) C&R – Lot 3054

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3055

*PERSONALIZED COLT 1911 PISTOL MADE IN 1917.

SN 139372. Cal. 45. Marked in script on right hand slide below ejection port “C F JUDSON” over “CAPT. ORD R. L. U.S.A.”. Sans serif “H” above firing pin stop plate. Rear sight modified with V-notch instead of rnd notch. Accompanying Colt Factory letter dated March 2, 1014. CONDITION: Slide stop and hammer are 1911A1 Colt. Thumb safety probably also from 1911A1 Colt. Bbl bushing appears too thick, probably from commercial pistol. Magazine is lanyard loop Type 3, no finish. Bbl is properly vertical “P H” marked. Bore is bright and shiny. Opening through ejection port is polished; should be blued. All markings proper except added engraving on right hand slide. Right slide marked “MODEL OF 1911 U. S. ARMY”. Right side of receiver SN “139372”. Left side of receiver “UNITED STATES PROPERTY” in serif letters. Cartouche of Gilbert H Stewart above mag catch. Standard Colt patent dates on left slide, “RAMPANT COLT” to rear of slide. Stock screws in good condition. Mag catch lock buggered. Stocks right and left crisp and sharp. Finish thin all over, mostly patina. Overall 40% orig finish. 51033-65 KXK (1,500-3,000) C&R – Lot 3055

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3056

*SUPERBLY REFINISHED COLT 455 WEBLEY.

SN W62011. Cal. 455. Webley Government Model with all orig parts, but are superbly refinished. Right hand of slide marked “COLT AUTOMATIC” over “CALIBRE 455”. Right side of receiver marked “GOVERNMENT MODEL” over “W 62011”. Left side slide has normal patent markings in middle, to the rear a “RAMPANT COLT” along with crossed flags. Receiver has crossed flags above trigger guard, upper trigger guard has verified proof and British firing proof. Lower trigger guard has letter “B”. Magazine marked “CAL .455” over “ELEY”, British Broad Arrow property mark. Lot includes spare identical magazine. CONDITION: Cross scepters on slide and receiver show no raised metal. Crown over T9E mark and verified proof show no raised metal. Bbl high polished in the white should be raw machined in the white. Probably factory refinished. All parts appear to be crisp and new. Groove on back of hood indicates 455 Cal. bbl. Raised marking on left side of slide shows cratered metal, but it should not. Stocks crisp as new. Spare magazine is excellent. Overall a beautifully refinished Webley Government Model. 50496-6 KXK (2,000-4,000) C&R – Lot 3056

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3057

*SUPERB COLT .38 AMU PISTOL BUILT BY JAMES CLARK.

SN 158145. Cal. 38 AMU. Blue finish 5″ bbl with BO-MAR target rear adjustable sight with Clark extended front sight. Aggressively stippled frontstrap with stippled backstrap. Extended adjustable Clark trigger with 2-pc checkered Beckelhymer’s walnut stocks. Best quality custom 1911 target pistol with Colt factory letter indicating sold to Gil Hebard Guns but shipped to James Clark, Shreveport, Louisiana, November of 1961. Underside of slide is marked “L.CLARK, SHREVEPORT, LA” with his work number “1260”. Hebard and Clark, two of the foremost recognized custom 1911 dealers and both being identified on one single gun. Bbl marked “Colt 38 Spec. Kit”. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine, with most all custom bright Clark blue remaining. Bbl lockup and fitting is exceptionally tight. Bore and mechanics are bright and crisp. Grips are excellent with no distress or evidence of wear. Magazine is a Colt Commercial 38 Special Magazine. Spectacular custom 1911 by two of the finest makers in the United States. 51033-85 TDW (3,500-5,500) C&R – Lot 3057

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3058

*EARLY PRE-WAR COLT 1911A1 COMMERCIAL GOVERNMENT .38 SUPER.

SN 2959. Cal. 38 Super. 5″ bbl, slide marked with standard 2-line Colt 1913 Patent on left slide and “COLT SUPER 38/AUTOMATIC” with Rampant Colt on right slide. Fixed sights. Pre-War frame with finger cutouts, arched mainspring housing, and checkered trigger. Proper 2-tone magazine marked COLT SUPER/ 38 AUTO holds 9 rounds. CONDITION: Generally Very Good. Gun retains about 75% factory finish with losses from what appears to be contact with a chemical substance on the left side only. Some thinning to sharp edges and patina on front and back straps. Grips show moderate wear. Magazine with moderate scattered pitting. Bore is clean, shiny and bright. 50651-1 (2,500-3,500) C&R – Lot 3058

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3059

*VERY ATTRACTIVE COLT GOVERNMENT MODEL CIRCA 1914, SERIAL NUMBER C 14802.

SN C14802. Cal. 45 . 1911 Government Model. Right side of slide marked “COLT AUTOMATIC CALIBRE 45”. Left side of slide marked standard Colt patent markings. Rear of slide under sight appliance “RAMPANT COLT” marking. Left trigger guard bow upper marked with verified proof; lower trigger guard marked “Y”. CONDITION: Bright high polished, orig finish on frame and slide. Slide stop, thumb safety, and grip safety show smoky blue finish. Fitted with clip-on wide notch front and rear sight appliances that appear to be easily removed. Probable replacement stock screws and stocks. Thinning of finish on front grip strap apparently from users ring. Rear grip strap, very, very nice. Bbl in the white through ejection port. Bright mirror bore. Standard two-tone magazine shows moderate wear and oxidation. Overall condition a very attractive 92%. 51033-73 KXK (3,000-5,000) C&R – Lot 3059

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3060

*COLT COMMERCIAL POST-WAR CIRCA 1950 COLT GOVERNMENT MODEL C SUFFIXED SERIAL NUMBER 247171-C,” PROPERTY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK”.

SN 247171-C. Cal. 45. One of 250 pistols sent to the New York Guard. Notched rear sight, serrated ramp wide front sight. Grooved blued slide stop. Grooved thumb safety, flat sided checkered hammer and grooved trigger, grooved mainspring housing. Plastic stocks with Colt logo embossed. Note: these stocks shrank and often broke due to shrinkage. Right hand slide marked “COLT’S MFG. CO. HARTFORD CT U.S.A.” above “PROPERTY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK.” Right receiver marked “247171-C”. Left receiver marked “Q” and verified proof on upper trigger guard bow. Left slide marked “GOVERNMENT” over “MODEL” followed by “COLT” followed by “AUTOMATIC” over “CALIBER 45” followed by a “RAMPANT COLT”. Magazine marked on baseplate “COLT” over “45 AUTO”. Small “c” in top left corner. “RAMPANT COLT” on tongue. No lanyard loop on grooved mainspring housing. CONDITION: Orig bbl was standard Colt commercial finished in white through ejection port marked “COLT .45 AUTO”. Bbl marked “45 AUTO” over “7791199” hard chrome lined with right lug marked “MA” and left lug marked “M P”. Front and rear grip straps thin, dust cover thin. Thinning on front top of slide. Overall 80% orig finish. 51033-72 KXK (1,500-2,500) C&R – Lot 3060

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3061

*SPECTACULAR PRE-WAR COLT ACE 22.

SN 10180. Cal. 22LR. Near new condition 1939 production Colt Ace 22 automatic. Standard 2-pc walnut grips with high polish commercial pre-war finish. Checkered long trigger. Wide pre-war Colt hammer in near pristine condition. The only thing that could improve this gun would be its factory box and paperwork. Included with this is a factory letter. CONDITION: Only the slightest traces of wear are evident and they are on the trigger from being pulled, the hammer face from slide being pulled, and the most minute trace of a takedown line under slide stop. Truly an exceptional Colt Ace worthy of only the best collections. 51033-70 TDW (8,000-15,000) C&R – Lot 3061

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3062

*SUPERB U.S. MILITARY INSPECTED (WB) COLT SERVICE MODEL ACE SEMI·AUTOMATIC PISTOL.

SN SM2582. Cal. 22LR. 5″ round bbl. All matching (SN under firing pin stop plate, “2582”). Blue finish, full checkered walnut stocks. Manufactured in 1941. Fixed front and adjustable rear sights. Checkered trigger, magazine release, thumb safety, slide release, hammer spur, and arched main spring housing. The left side of the slide is marked with the Hartford address and the patent information in 2-lines followed by the “RAMPANT COLT”. The right side is marked “COLT’; “SERVICE” over “MODEL” ;’ACE” in a diamond, “.22” “LONG” over “RIFLE”. The SN (SM 2582) is on the right side of the frame, the right front trigger guard bow is marked “60”. The left trigger guard bow is marked “P” over the Colt “VP”. Checkered stocks and like new two-tone blued magazine marked “COLT” over “” over “.22 L.R.” on the floor plate. CONDITION: Excellent with approximately 98% of the orig blue finish remaining, thinning at the muzzle and high edges. Marks from the frame during cycling on the slide and a tiny spot on the right side. The full checkered grips are excellent, light pressure dents and strong checkering. Mechanically excellent. Only a few dings and scratches especially on the front grip strap. All markings are crisp and strong. Rear sight is adjustable and excellent with only a little bit of buggering on the screws. Superb orig two-tone magazine. Front sight has worn blue. Bore dirty but looks great. These blued military inspected service Model Aces are getting almost impossible to find and this one is in superb orig condition. Only a few high spots of wear and a few minor dings. 51033-84 KXK (5,000-9,000) C&R – Lot 3062

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3063

*FINE FIRST YEAR OF PRODUCTION PRE-WAR COLT ACE SEMI-AUTO PISTOL.

SN 437. Cal. 22 LR. Beautiful civilian Ace with 4-3/4″ bbl, thick half moon front sight and Steven’s adjustable rear sight, probably from another pistol. Left side of slide has usual markings in two lines with Rampant Colt. Right side is marked “COLT ACE .22 LONG/RIFLE”. It has long grip safety spur and checkered, arched, spring housing. Mounted with replacement diamond checkered walnut grips. Accompanied by one orig two-tone magazine with marked base plate. Also accompanied by a Colt Factory letter which identifies this pistol in cal 22 with 4-3/4″ bbl, blue finish, type of stock not listed, sold to Alton Park Hardware Co., address not available and shipped to C.M. McClung and Co., Knoxville, TN on Jul. 1, 1931 in a one gun shipment. This pistol was manufactured in 1931 in the first few months of production. This model was intended to be an inexpensive target practice and plinking pistol to acclimate shooters to handling the government model pistols of larger caliber, for which ammunition was substantially more expensive. These pistols proved to be quite accurate and were adopted by many target shooters as serious target pistols. They were offered with both adjustable & fixed sights. PROVENANCE: The William Smith Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Slide retains approx 93-95% orig finish with most wear at the muzzle and along the high spots. Frame retains approx 95% of its orig finish with the exception of the front strap, which is thinning and is around 70%. Brilliant, bright shiny bore. Crisp mechanics 50600-4 (4,000-5,000) C&R – Lot 3063

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3064

*HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT COLT MODEL 1908 GENERAL OFFICER’S PISTOL CALIBER 380.

SN 136079. Cal. 380 ACP. Blue finish U.S. property marked General Officer’s pistol. Issued to Brigadier General John F. Egan, United States Army Air Corps. Egan was a Mustang General enlisting in World War I as a private and honorably discharged at the end of hostilities as a P.F.C. Re-enlisting and following an Army career in aviation eventually making Brigadier General and commanding troops in the China-Burma-India theater. Bright blue finish with checkered walnut grips with rampant Colt medallions. Engraved on left side of pistol “John F. Egan, B/G, U.S.A.F.” with correct brown leather with gold snaps and rivets General Officer’s holster. Additional items included in this lot are a silver presentation pitcher (8 3/4″ H X 9 1/2″ across including handle) presented to then “Lieut. John F. Egan from First Pursuit Group June 19, 1928” and is so inscribed on the cup. Also included is a Gold pilots ring in original box which was the personal property of, and worn by John F. Egan. The ring depicts in relief a Bi-plane in flight on either side below pilots wings, with relief letters surrounding feathered wings in the center. The letters read, “VOLABAMUS VOLAMUS” (“Fly Fly”). Another item in this lot is a 7″ wingspan desktop chrome plated rendition of a Curtis P-40 fighter plane in flight, in fine detail complete with U.S. Stars in color on the wings. There is also an original “Eastern Air Command Personalities” booklet which identifies in photos and several brief paragraphs the senior officers serving in that command from 15 Dec 1943 – 15 Dec 1944, including “Brigadier General J.F. Egan”, as well other American and British officers. Finally, included is a signed statement from the consignor stating that he acquired these items purchased in an estate sale held at John F. Egan’s home in 2002. CONDITION: Very fine overall with slight edge wear. Several very minor spots of pitting on left side from being in holster. Excellent bore and mechanics. Grips are very fine with no cracks, chips or material loss whatsoever. General Officer’s brown leather holster is exceptionally fine as leather is still supple with only small amounts of wear. A very fine specimen and an interesting and historically significant U.S. aviation related handgun. The silver pitcher is extremely fine, shiny and attractive, without any dents or scuffs. The ring has some slight brassing as one would expect of a ring worn daily, but very attractive. The P-40 desktop model is also in extremely fine condition, shiny and attractive. The 10″ x 7 1/2″ booklet rates fair to goo with some wear to corners and staining, but the pictures are clear and the text completely legible. This is an exceeding unique and attractive offering of personal items from a significant American pilot who served in both WW1 and WW2 and distinguished himself in the air as well as pioneering air tactics which involved flying straight at buildings, releasing bombs and pulling up at last minute so the bombs would strike the buildings horizontally. 50599-1 TDW (2,500-5,000) C&R – Lot 3064

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3065

*SUPERB AND RARELY OFFERED SAVAGE M1907 TRIALS PISTOL.

SN 159. Cal. 45 ACP. Made to compete against the Colt 45 Automatic for U.S. Government contracts. This is SN 159 of the few trials pistols that were shipped in 1907 to Springfield Armory in Springfield, MA. After the trials ended, the guns were returned to Savage and refurbished. SN 159 was then sold to E.K. Tryon Co. of Philadelphia, PA, on April 14, 1922. The magazine that it was with has the SN of gun no. 110 on back as obviously no attempt was made to keep the orig components together. Accompanying this offering is a factory letter from this Historian of Savage Arms dated May of 2008. CONDITION: Excellent overall as factory refinished. A light matte grey finish with 2-pc checkered walnut stocks. Stocks are slightly oil soaked with light wear but no cracks or material loss. Trigger has most case color finish remaining. Bore and mechanics are exceptional. 51033-63 TDW (12,000-18,000) C&R – Lot 3065

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3066

*EXCEEDINGLY SCARCE AND SOUGHT AFTER SPRINGFIELD 1903 MARK I REMINGTON BRIDGEPORT PEDERSEN DEVICE WITH ORIGINAL FORTY ROUND MAGAZINE.

SN 1113684/33174. Cal. 30-06/30CA. Properly marked on receiver band with “SA” flaming bomb “8-19” marked bbl with Remington, Bridgeport, Pedersen device marked “U.S.A. 1918-MARK I” with SN. Stock is sans cartouche and marked “RI” at nose of forend. No orig .30-06 bolt present, only the Pedersen device and it’s “KSM” marked mag. Small “o” visible on the wood just to the rear of the trigger guard and small “h” visible on bottom of bayonet lug. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is extremely fine, arsenal re-finish with some scrapes and very light pitting visible on the forend cap and bbl band. Bbl, receiver and Pedersen device do not appear to have been re-finished with some high edge wear to a gray patina. Buttplate also exhibits high edge wear to gray metal. Stock exhibits some fairly noticeable handling marks with a couple chips and dings but is still completely serviceable. Bore is near excellent, shiny and bright. Mag finish extremely fine to near excellent with wear at the attachment points. It is exceedingly rare to find one of these rifles in this condition with a mag present, making this a great opportunity for the advanced U.S. Military rifle collector. 50528-1 JWK78 (18,000-28,000) C&R – Lot 3066

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3067

*HIGH ORIGINAL CONDITION SPRINGFIELD 1903 SNIPER RIFLE WITH UNERTL SCOPE AND SCOPE CASE.

SN 1397043. Cal. 30-06. Stellar orig condition Springfield 1903 with proper “SA” marked ordnance bomb proofed bbl, dated “5-39”. U.S. marking discernible but partially obscured by rear sight block base on receiver band. Bolt is electro-penciled with matching SN visible when in the open position. There is a slight gap between the receiver and the stock cutout. Scope is marked “J.UNERTL USMC-SNIPER 2648”. Rear scope mount also marked “J.UNERTL” with patent number on opposite side. Forward scope mount devoid of markings. Stock is marked at base of pistol grip “043” with sans sarif “P” to rear of trigger guard. Vintage leather sling with indiscernible makers mark included. Orig scope carrying case also included, complete with endcap and belt hanger. Scope includes both end caps, hooded sight protector present. PROVENANCE: From High Condition Collection of Discerning U.S. Military Rifle Collector, Offered Without Reserve. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is superb, over 98% dull gray/blue finish just starting to thin at the safety thumb piece and discernible wear at high edges of scope protecting hood. Bolt finish scrubbed to bare metal where SN is eletro-penciled. Forend cap appears to have some pitting discernible under the finish. It is this catalogers opinion that this piece sustained this pitting at the factory prior to assembly and this is the way it was from that time. Scope finish deep lustrous blue. Optics are clear and perfect. Scope rings retain nearly all of a straw color. Forward scope ring screws show evidence of having been turned. Leather sling starting to crack but still serviceable. Stock exhibits very minor and slight handling marks. Bore is near excellent, shiny and bright. Scope case near excellent condition with penciled name on bottom “C.A. RICE”. It is difficult to imagine one could find a finer condition specimen of this highly sought after model. 50908-6 JWK73 (6,000-10,000) C&R – Lot 3067

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3068

*EXCEEDINGLY SCARCE CUT-A-WAY SECTIONALIZED REMINGTON 1903 RIFLE.

SN NSN. Cal. 30-06. Extremely interesting and handsome sectionalized cut-a-way of a Remington 1903 rifle. Stock is marked to rear trigger guard and forward of floor plate “SCRAP”. R.A. marked bbl is flaming bomb proofed and dated “6-42”. Wood has been cut-a-way on both stock and hand guards to expose sections of bbl and forward receiver mounting block. Mag, spring, floorplate pin, sear, and cleaning kit present within buttstock as well as tension spring for buttstock trap door. Metal has been cut-a-way showing forward 3/4 of chamber and lead in as well as portion of rifle bbl to just forward of a cartridge projectile. Forward portion of receiver revealing bolt locks is also exposed on both sides, no maker marks nor Military acceptance proofs on stock or receiver. A vintage dummy cartridge is included in the chamber. When bolt is open, metal has been cut-a-way to expose tip of the firing pin in the rear position as well as the base of the firing pin when the bolt is in the unlocked position. NOTE: This gun although it must transfer as a modern gun should not be fired under any circumstances. PROVENANCE: From High Condition Collection of Discerning U.S. Military Rifle Collector, Offered Without Reserve. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish near excellent. Over 97% orig blued finish remaining with some wear to bare metal at the contact points of the bolt and extractor, with bare metal exposed at the chamber cutout area. Stock has some slight handling marks including several nicks on the right side just above the trigger guard. 1943 dated sling is in exceedingly fine condition. Bore is excellent, shiny and bright. This is an exceedingly interesting and attractive specimen worthy of the advanced Military rifle collector. 50908-5 JWK72 (5,000-7,500) C&R – Lot 3068

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3069

*OUTSTANDING SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1903 SNIPER RIFLE WITH 1913 WARNER AND SWAZY TELESCOPIC MUSKET SIGHT AND ORIG CASE.

SN 602219. Cal. 30-06. This rifle is in the correct SN range to be one which was used by U.S. forces during WWI. Bbl marked “SA / ORDNANCE BOMB / 4-15.” Inside of the telescopic sight rail marked “FOR RIFLE NO. 625415.” One screw missing from the top plate of telescopic sight. Stock marked with “RI” at the front of the forend tip. There is a small “O” marking on the stock just to the rear of trigger guard. No other stock cartouches present. Mount on left side of receiver is orig as is the scope which is properly marked on left side and numbered “2347”. Included is an orig leather scope case marked with makers mark “Diamond D” with logo. M1913 wrench present in exterior pocket. PROVENANCE: This very rifle was sold by Julia’s in 1994 and is provenanced as coming from “The Quantico Marine Station Museum” and also the Dr. L. Goldfarb collection. Original Julia’s auction tag is included with this lot. From High Condition Collection of Discerning U.S. Military Rifle Collector, Offered Without Reserve. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish extremely fine to near excellent with over 85% turning to a pleasing gray patina and particularly on the sight hood. Most of the loss of finish is on the floorplate and trigger guard which retain their blue only in recessed areas, otherwise gray with small area of pitting forward of trigger guard, and on trigger guard where sling rested on it at one time. Scope optics are clear, outstandingly so for this model. Orig rubber eye cap intact getting hard, starting to wrinkle. Wood is exceedingly fine with only slight handling marks with a discernible scratch, perhaps actually a grain check, on left side forward of bbl band. The bore is excellent. The scope case is in very fine condition. Specimens in this high level of condition very rarely surface on the collector market, and this is a great opportunity for Military rifle collectors. 50908-7 JWK74 (4,000-6,000) C&R – Lot 3069

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3070

*OUTSTANDING HIGH CONDITION REMINGTON 1903-A4 SNIPER RIFLE.

SN 3418464. Cal. 30-06. This Springfield 1903-A4 has the type II WWII Redfield scope base with “Redfield” visible on the left side of the scope base. Last issue type telescope M73B1 is SN 7669611 which is consistent with the late SN on this rifle. Scope optics are cross hair only indicating Military issue. Bbl date “7-43”. Correct type stamped small square buttplate. Stock is “C” type with “RA” cross cannon and “FJA” cartouche. Inspection marks both to rear and forward of the floorplate are consistent with reference book by J.C. Harrison. Included with this rifle is an orig green web sling. PROVENANCE: From High Condition Collection of Discerning U.S. Military Rifle Collector, Offered Without Reserve. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish extremely fine to near excellent with over 98% orig smooth green finish on receiver, scope base and bbl with deep lustrous blue on bolt, forend cap and scope. Stock is extremely fine approaching near excellent with a couple minor light dings and scrapes with clearly discernible stock cartouche. Bore is near excellent, shiny and bright. A very outstanding specimen for the U.S. Military rifle collector. 50908-4 JWK71 (3,500-7,500) C&R – Lot 3070

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3071

*HIGHLY SOUGHT SPRINGFIELD M1C MODEL OF 1945 GARAND SNIPER RIFLE WITH M82 SCOPE.

SN 3747716. Cal. 30-06. Marked on top of receiver to rear of sight “SAA-52” with bbl marked “S-A-9-51”. Griffin & Howe Scope mount numbered “3349819”. Scope is marked “TELESCOPE BASE M82 SERIAL NO. 39309”. Bolt is drawing number “D28287-19SAA-8”. “DRC” mark windage knob without locking bar. Stock appears to be an un-cartouched replacement with a double stamp “P” mark on pistol grip. Cross slot cylinder lock screw marked “NHC”. Wide sight platform. Includes clip on M2 flash hider with “H” within diamond logo and cheek pad marked “MRT 10 52” as well as an orig green web, leather sling. It is not unusual for the SN’s on scope mounts, receiver bases and receivers to be mixed and nearly 4800 M1C rifles were re-built between 1 July 1951 and June 1953. This rifle fits within this category. PROVENANCE: From High Condition Collection of Discerning U.S. Military Rifle Collector, Offered Without Reserve. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish near excellent with over 96% gray/green smooth finish with some loss of finish to high points, thinning on bbl and front of bolt, deep lustrous blue of scope and scope mount has some loss of finish to brown patina just across the scope markings. Optics are pristine and clear. Rubber eye cup is excellent. Stock is very dark brown in color with some dings and handling marks and remnants of what appears to be black fabric tape at the wrist of both sides. Leather cheek piece also in extremely fine condition, stiff and serviceable with a crack line running parallel to the bore line on the padded portion. Bore is shiny and bright with some slight frosting in the grooves. Web sling is near excellent, strong and serviceable. This is a fine specimen of its kind and will attract the attention of advanced U.S. Military rifle collectors. 50908-2 JWK69 (3,500-6,000) C&R – Lot 3071

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3072

*BEAUTIFUL SPRINGFIELD TELESCOPIC RIFLE MODEL 1917 WITH WINCHESTER A5 SCOPE.

SN 345127. Cal. 30-06. Marked with “SA” flaming bomb and dated “10-08″ on bbl, this Springfield sports a Winchester A5 scope with scope blocks 9” apart between centers. Scope rings marked with “Nov. 5 1907.” patent dates. Stock exhibits “WES” cartouche on left side with numeral “40” and circle “P” proof mark to rear of trigger guard. Stock has a barely discernible name very lightly etched into the wood on the left side below the action. There are numerous and professionally done plugged holes in the wood below the rear sight area and also near the butt as well as a repaired and filled inletting forward of the heel and also professionally plugged holes to the rear of the receiver. The quality of the work is superb. Scope is SN’d 171 in tiny numbers just to the left of manufacturer marking. Stock correctly marked with “S” at nose of forend. PROVENANCE: From High Condition Collection of Discerning U.S. Military Rifle Collector, Offered Without Reserve. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish extremely fine to near excellent subject to caveats above, over 85% smooth blue finish with excellent finish on the bbl and more of a mottling thinning to gray patina in places on the receiver and forend cap. Magazine cutoff switch shiny like a nickel. Scope has sustained a 1-16″ ding on the left side 4-5/8″ from objective end, there is also a barely discernible ding 9″ to the rear of the objective. There is an inletted repair to the underside of the stock to the rear of bbl band 1/2″ l x 1/8″ w, and some light handling marks. Optics are clear. Bore is shiny and bright with some slight frosting to the lands at the muzzle. In 1925 all 1903 rifles still in government hands were striped of their scopes and converted back into standard M1903 rifles, shortly after WWII parts and pieces found their ways into the civilian market and most if not all of the WWI sniping rifles seen today on the civilian market are the result of restoration projects. This is an attractive rifle and should be of interest to the American Military rifle collector. 50908-8 JWK75 (3,000-4,000) C&R – Lot 3072

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3073

*FANTASTIC CORRECT ORIGINAL SPRINGFIELD 1903-A1 USMC SNIPER RIFLE W/CARRIER.

SN 1506387. Cal. 30-06. Tremendous offering from an advanced U.S. Rifle collector. Unquestionably original and correct U.S.M.C. 1903-A1 sniper rifle. This rifle has it all. “J. UNERTL USMC-SNIPER 2715” marked scope including end caps with original mounting rings and blocks, excellent original scope carrier, original eagle marked 1942 dated leather sling, and even the original muzzle cover. Heavy checkered buttplate. Barrel marked “S.A.” with flaming bomb proof amd dated “4-38”. Ghost of a serial number barely discernible on underside of bolt. “C” type stock marked with sans serif “P” at pistol grip and “H” at heel of stock just forward of buttplate. Also a star stamped into the wood just behind the rear sling swivel. There is a brass identification tag “40” affixed to the forward sling swivel. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is extremely fine to near excellent with over 97% orig dull blue arsenal refinish on rifle parts with nearly all of a lustrous blue finish remaining on the Unertl scope. Buttplate has more of a greenish-gray tinge to the finish as does the trigger. Stock has only a few light handling marks and the action block screws show some evidence of slight deterioration from long ago with a bit of staining to the wood at the forward screw. Leather sling is stiff and starting to crack in a couple of places when bent but still strong, serviceable and attractive. Carrier is in excellent condition. Bore is excellent, shiny and bright. Scope optics are clear. Absolutely fantastic specimen. 51087-1 JWK89 (8,000-12,000) C&R – Lot 3073

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3074

*FANTASTIC ORIGINAL SPRINGFIELD USMC M1952 MC-1 GARAND RIFLE WITH KOLLMORGAN SCOPE.

SN 3246188. Cal. 30-06. This is an absolutely superb original United States Marine Corp USMC MC-1 Garand complete with original sling and even the original properly marked “Stith Kollmorgan Telescopic Sight Model 4XD-USMC” cardboard box for the scope. This rifle is in the proper SN range. Telescope mount rings, scope (marked “MC 1087-P” with correct Sith Mounts markings at rear) are all proper for this gun. Base screws have not been staked but this is common for Marine Corps rifles. Rubber scope covers marked, “1203 Broadway, Yakima, W.N.”. Barrel is marked “6 52”. Bolt marked “D28287-12SA”. Leather sling marked “MILSCO 1944”. No cheek pad present on stock which is marked “S.A.” within square cartouche on left side stock with Serif “P” at pistol grip. Consignor is a known advanced rifle collector. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish are simply outstanding with nearly all of the original green tinted arsenal refinish remaining on all metal parts with the exception of the painted black scope aluminum body which is correct. There is some slight brassing to the high edges of the gas cylinder where the nut screws on but it is hardly worth mentioning. Buttplate is worn under the green tinted refinish. Bore is excellent, shiny and bright. Optics are clear. Stock is a wonderful deep brown with only the slightest of handling marks visible upon very close inspection. Cardboard scope box markings are clear and box is extremely fine to near excellent. Pretty much impossible to upgrade this specimen of a truly wonderful highly prized all-American rifle. 51087-3 JWK88 (10,000-15,000) C&R – Lot 3074

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3075

*SUPERB NEAR MINT ORIGINAL CONDITION REMINGTON 1903-A4 WW2 SNIPER RIFLE WITH WEAVER SCOPE.

SN Z4002575. Cal. 30-06. Absolutely fantastic high orig condition specimen of a Remington 1903-A4 WW2 sniper rifle with Weaver scope, and leather scope caps. Marked on left side of receiver “U.S. REMINGTON MODEL 03-A3” With “R.A.” marked barrel with flaming bomb proof and “10-43” barrel date. Weaver scope with correct markings. Stock is devoid of any discernible proofmarks. “Z” prefix serial number places this gun in the correct range, and everything about this gun is consistent. CONDITION: Near mint with green-gray tinged orig finish on receiver, barrel, bands, end cap, and trigger guard/floorplate. Bolt has more of a lustrous deep blue finish as does the scope. Leather scope caps are in excellent condition. Stock is likewise near excellent with only the slightest of handling marks discernible upon close inspection. Bore is excellent, shiny and bright. Scope optics are clear. This rifle is from the collection of an advanced U.S. rifle collector and is in a condition impossible to upgrade. 51087-4 JWK90 (4,500-5,000) C&R – Lot 3075

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3076

*ULTRA-RARE WINCHESTER/SPRINGFIELD ARMORY SNIPER RIFLE TYPE NO. 2.

SN 1249404. Cal. 30-06. 26″ extra heavy Winchester proofed bbl, the underside of which is marked 183855, MNS, VP (in an oval), 17?, 35, and 22 (for the year of manufacture 1922). An extreme rarity with approximately 4 known examples manufactured by Winchester utilizing Springfield Armory 1903 receivers. According to the late Lt. Col. William Brophy in his text, The Springfield 1903 Rifles, pgs 249-252, these rifles were only advertised in September, 1922, by Winchester in the Arms and the Man magazine. They were to be ordered through the company’s Shooting Promotion Division. In the previous issue of the same publication dated August 15, 1922, in an article titled New Heavy Barreled Rifles Available, by Stephen Trask, the rifle was introduced and pictured as the Winchester Sniper Rifle Type No. 2, as advertised by the company. In the same year, examples of these rifles topped with Winchester A-5 Scopes were at the National Matches at Camp Perry, Ohio, and used by Captain Guy H. Emerson to win the highly coveted Wimbledon Cup with a record score of 100-15V, and by the K.M.A. team that fired a record setting score of 592×600 in the 1000 yard Herrick Trophy match. Custom made to order and extensively checkered walnut stocks with cheek rests, pistol grip with cap, and rubber butt pad were standard. This stock design was based on the sporting rifle manufactured by Springfield Armory for President Theodore Roosevelt. Also standard were bbls with a diameter of 1-1/8″ at the breech and 7/8″ at the muzzle, Lyman 48 receiver sights, and bbl based scope blocks. This Type No. 2 sniper rifle might be the only one in existence with an extra heavy bbl that measures 1-1/4″ at the breech. Period sling. Weight 12 pounds. PROVENANCE: Accompanying this lot is a packet of information including a letter from William S. Brophy verifying authenticity and intent of purchase, as well as copy of 1922 Winchester advertisement and the article by Stephen Trask for said rifle. CONDITION: Superb overall with most all original blue finish remaining. Bore and mechanics are excellent. Finely checkered walnut stock is excellent with little or no distress. Very pleasant straight grained American walnut with later replaced recoil pad. Plus a period leather sling in very good to excellent condition. 50941-1 (20,000-25,000) C&R – Lot 3076

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3077

*UTTERLY FANTASTIC USMC WINCHESTER MODEL 70 MATCH TARGET RIFLE WITH UNERTL SCOPE.

SN 388952. Cal. 30-06. This Class 4 special order target model rifle has an early Type 2 receiver made in the 1947-48 time frame with clover leaf tang, and safety latch without cylindrical leg. Serial number places it in 1956. Bolt matches receiver. Scope is marked “J.UNERTL USMC – SNIPER 2744” with correct UNERTL marked mounting blocks. Lense caps are present, as is original scope carrier and original leather sling. Stock is marked at pistol grip with deep serif circle “P”, but is otherwise a standard stock. Absolutely correct and original early Winchester Model 70 from advanced U.S. Rifle collector who states it came from the estate of a three war Veteran United States Marine Corps (USMC) retired Colonel who was Captain of the Marine Corp rifle team at Camp Pendleton, CA. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is extremely fine to near excellent with nearly all of its orig. lustrous deep blue finish with a few very light scratches here and there. Scope optics are clear. Scope also retains nearly all of its lustrous deep blue finish. Stock has a few light handling marks with a few nicks and scratches and loss of wood finish around the buttplate edge. Bore is excellent, shiny and bright. Sling leather is cracking but remains serviceable and strong. Scope carrier is in fine to extremely fine condition with some scratches and handling marks with an area 5 1/2″ x 2″ where fabric tape residue appears on the side. 51087-5 JWK91 (10,000-15,000) C&R – Lot 3077

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3078

*EXTREMELY FINE WINCHESTER MODEL 1917 ENFIELD BOLT ACTION MILITARY RIFLE.

SN 490919. Cal. 30-06. Beautiful all correct and matching standard rifle with 26″ rnd bbl with Winchester marking and flaming bomb marks by the front sight and the date “11-18”. Receiver marked with a large Ordnance Corps flaming bomb. Stock is marked forward of mag well with proof over “500”, and to rear of trigger guard with proof over “510”. Proofmark “W” prominently visible in wood of forend above bayonet lug. The rifle also includes an excellent condition original 1918 dated leather sling. Receiver marked “U.S. MODEL OF 1917 / WINCHESTER /(sn)”. This model was actually carried by more American troops in WW1 than the 1903 Springfield. CONDITION: Extremely fine to near excellent overall appearance and finish with over 97% orig lustrous blued finish remaining on metal parts with loss of finish to the high edges, and some blemishes to the barrel band. Wood finish also original with some light handling marks and two noticeable dings and a small bruise to the underside of the stock 4″ ahead of the forward sling swivel. Bore is excellent, shiny and bright. If you have been waiting and searching for a fine original WW1 Winchester specimen with an excellent bore, look no further. 51087-2 JWK87 (1,200-1,500) C&R – Lot 3078

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3079

*CLASSIC AND HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER JOHNSON MODEL 1941 SEMI-AUTO RIFLE.

SN B6355. Cal. 30-06. This specimen exhibits standard markings including .30-06 and “41” visible on bbl ring. Includes an orig leather sling marked “B.T.& B. CO. / 2” and rare Johnson bayonet in orig leather scabbard. Also included is an orig Johnson Automatics tri-fold pamphlet with photos of facts about the Johnson rifle, carbine, and machine gun. These rifles are seldom if ever found with matching numbered bolts and this one is no exception with bolt SN B6712. Appropriate “J.A.” over “.30-06” marking visible through perforated bbl heat shield. PROVENANCE: From High Condition Collection of Discerning U.S. Military Rifle Collector, Offered Without Reserve. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish extremely fine to near excellent orig gray/green finish on metal parts with some thinning and loss of finish to a gray/green patina at the high edge wear points of the mag housing and high edges of receiver to rear of rear sight. Wood buttstock exhibits some light handling marks and has been expertly repaired on both sides to the rear of the mag housing where at some point in the past a “U” shaped piece of wood was inserted as a replacement to both sides of stock. The work is so professional that only the change in the grain and the edge outline is noticeable. Bore exhibits distinct rifling with some shine otherwise dark in the grooves. Leather sling starting to wrinkle with brassing to the furnishings, but still very serviceable. Bayonet rates good or a little better, with a uniform brown patina and numbered 988 on the retaining spring stud. Leather scabbard in good condition with tight stitching, soft and supple just starting to flake. The Johnson automatic rifle saw limited service in the Pacific Theater as an alternative to the M1 Garand which was available in insufficient quantities to equip all American units, it also saw some use in Italy with specialized units. This makes it an important and sought after model for the U.S. Military arms collector. 50908-11 JWK77 (4,000-6,500) C&R – Lot 3079

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3080

*INLAND U.S. 30 CARBINE T-3 WITH COMPLETE INFRARED SNIPER SCOPE IN ORIGINAL BOX.

SN 00786. Cal. 30 carb. Inland receiver in correct SN range for second grouping of T-3 carbines. Low wood stock exhibits large cross cannon proof on right side and is also Inland marked with “IO” cartouche in sling recess as well as marked on wood of four rivet hand guard. Bbl is also Inland Motors, however, “P” proof mark is forward of Type-C band with bayonet lug with small “A” within circle on right side. Markings on underside of bbl as well as round bolt, and smooth “M” mark mag catch indicate this was an arsenal re-build. No mag present, flip type safety. Type-B slide marked with drawing number “7160091” and “K”. Trigger housing is Inland and so marked on right side viewed from 6 o’clock to 12 o’clock. Included in this lot is an orig set No. 1 infrared sniper scope, as well as orig unused in the box battery and unopened battery rack. Consignor states that when he purchased this, the former owner had transistorized this set and it works, however, consignor also stated he has never attempted to operate it. Set includes; fuses, 3 spare bulbs, orig carrying case and August 1955 operation and maintenance instructions as well as a web tool pouch with specialized tools for servicing the scope. Carbine bracket also included within orig wood carrying case. Carbine receiver marked on left side “U.S. CARBINE / CAL. 30 T-3”. Flash hider marked “HIDER-FLASH-M3-SA”. Stock also exhibits number “137” at bottom of pistol grip. PROVENANCE: From High Condition Collection of Discerning U.S. Military Rifle Collector, Offered Without Reserve. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish of rifle extremely fine to near excellent metal finish with only some high edge wear with loss of finish most noticeable where the slide rides the receiver and at the muzzle. Stock has no metal plate above trigger guard and has several dings and handling marks, but still is an attractive stock on this carbine. Orig WWII tan web sling rates good or better with light corrosion on slings, steel parts, and lift the dot snap displaying brass with some corrosion staining in evidence. Bore is shiny and bright with some light frosting more pronounced towards the muzzle. Infrared scope in excellent condition with component parts appearing un-issued, near perfect orig finish. Outer lens un-cracked which is extraordinary. Battery and battery rack still new in boxes with battery rack still sealed. Sets like this are seldom found and to find an infrared scope set in this condition is truly extraordinary, when paired with a properly marked and numbered receiver this is a fantastic opportunity for the WWII Military collector. 50908-9 JWK76 (4,000-6,500) C&R – Lot 3080

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3081

*EXCEPTIONAL BENCHMARK EXAMPLE OF LATE GAS TRAP M1 GARAND.

SN 30562. Cal. 30-06. This historical specimen of the Springfield Gas Trap Garand is absolutely authentic and formerly from Allan Cors personal collection which he acquired in the fall of 1965 or 1966. The only change on this rifle is that the orig large hole over small hole stock was modified to accept a trap type buttplate and later changed to again accept a no trap buttplate. This rifle includes a data sheet provided by Scott A. Duff which includes all the details on this rifle. See link for scan of this provenance. PROVENANCE: From High Condition Collection of Discerning U.S. Military Rifle Collector, Offered Without Reserve. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish fine to extremely fine with over 80% of orig finish thinning to a pleasing gray/brown patina and wear to bare metal at high edges, with almost no finish on the gas port cylinder which is typical. Stock cartouche is discernible although stock has been sanded smooth and exhibits some dings and handling marks. Action is extremely smooth, bore is shiny and bright with mild pitting throughout. Wear pattern on this rifle is completely consistent with a rifle that saw front line service and was cared for. There are only around 40 substantially orig Gas Trap rifles known to exist in private collections. Orig specimens are extremely highly sought after by the most advanced collectors. This rifle is allegedly the very same one featured in an American Rifleman magazine article on Gas Trap Garands by Bruce Canfield, in the mid 1990’s. This is an absolute tremendous opportunity for the Historic American Military rifle collector. 50908-3 JWK70 (25,000-35,000) C&R – Lot 3081

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3082

*OUTSTANDING HIGH CONDITION U.S.M.C. M1952 MC-1 GARAND SNIPER RIFLE.

SN 3306754. Cal. 30-06. Outstanding specimen of the rare Springfield U.S. Marine Corps armorers modified sniper rifle, utilizing a Griffin & Howe scope mounting bracket with Stith/Kollmorgan model 4XD scope. This rifle has a January 1945, dated bbl marked “3 S A 1 45”. Stock retains inspection cartouche “S.A.” over “N.F.R.” (Norman F. Ramsey) which is correct for this SN range. Mount and scope bear appropriate markings. Type 3 sear sight lock bar with square ends appropriate for rifles of this vintage. Bolt drawing number “D28286-19SA / 0-17”. Unfinished stainless steel cross slot cylinder lock screw, wide sight platform. Scope bracket is marked “FSN1240-647-1107 MOUNT TELESCOPE GRIFFIN & HOWE, INC. U.S.” Scope is marked at rear eye piece “TELESCOPE, RIFLE, 4XD, MC-1”, “KOLLMORGAN OPTICAL CORP.” with “U.S.” and “FSN-1240-647-1106” on opposite side, adjustment knobs work perfectly and are marked with red textile marker at the current setting indicating somebody wanted to retain their personalized settings. This rifle includes and orig leather sling and set of rubber lens cap protectors. PROVENANCE: From High Condition Collection of Discerning U.S. Military Rifle Collector, Offered Without Reserve. CONDITION: Simply outstanding condition overall. Over 98% orig gray/green finish with dark blue lustrous finish on scope and lower bracket. Wood is attractive dark brown color with only some light handling marks. Optics are absolutely clear. Bore is outstanding, shiny and bright. Sling is soft, supple and completely serviceable with hints of green verdigris at brass attachment points. This specimen would be pretty much impossible to upgrade. What a fantastic opportunity for the U.S. Military collector. 50908-1 JWK68 (8,000-15,000) C&R – Lot 3082

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3082A

SUPERB SWISS SIG MONDRAGON MODEL 1894 “MARCHING FIRE” CARBINE.

SN 9. Cal. 5.22mm. 22-1/2″ round bbl, blue finish, walnut stocks. The Type IIA Mondragon is an extremely rare carbine with a straight pull bolt that was made by SIG of Switzerland to the advanced concepts of Gen. Manuel Mondragon of the Mexican Army. As was true for rifle version, it too was made to fire a small caliber (5.2mm diameter bullet) high velocity cartridge using an “en bloc” clip loading type magazine as later implemented in the Garand. The most charismatic feature of this carbine is the 3-position selector switch mounted on the right side, just above the trigger, marked “A” (safe), “L” (normal fire position),”R” (rapid fire). The idea was to be able to fire the gun by pulling the trigger normally or fire by simply driving the bolt forward (not touching the trigger). Most of the quick firing was to be done while advancing, hence the “marching fire” appellation. Inside the intricately machined receiver is a very unusual bolt made with three separate sets of locking lugs: one set is around front of the bolt body, a second set is at the rear of the bolt body, the third set is around the cocking knob assembly. The carbine has a 2-pc stock. The forend is a single piece of wood that wraps around the bbl, much in the manner of a Mannlicher M1897/03 Carbine. The forward bbl band is reminiscent of a Swiss K31. In the center of the forend is a rotating sling swivel. The rear sight is graduated from 6-10 and has a flip-up option for 400 meters. SN “9” appears at the rear of the bbl, left side of chamber, on the follower and on the bolt handle and associated components. On the rear tang is the manufacturer identification: “FAB.D’ARMES/NEUHAUSEN”. The buttstock is fitted with a single sling swivel and a metal buttplate. Although very few of these carbines were made, the prospect of marching rapid fire was a novel consideration and laid the groundwork to explore automatic loading selective fire. CONDITION: Near excellent with over 95% orig rust blue finish with mild speckling and patina as one would expect in an experimental/military gun of this vintage. The sides of the carbine present extremely well with much of the patina is confined to the in-the-white bolt assembly. Wood retains a commensurate amount of orig varnish with a scattering of handling dings as one might expect after over 100 years. Bore is bright with sharp rifling. Perfect manual mechanics. An extraordinarily rare, all matching, and high condition carbine that could easily be the centerpiece of an advanced military collection. 51062-1 (20,000-25,000) – Lot 3082A

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3083

EXTREMELY RARE SWISS SIG MONDRAGON MODEL 1894 “MARCHING FIRE” RIFLE.

SN 30. Cal. 5.22mm. 30-1/2″ round bbl, blue finish, walnut stocks. The Type IIA Mondragon is an extremely rare rifle with a straight pull bolt that was made by SIG of Switzerland to advance the concepts of Gen. Manuel Mondragon of the Mexican Army. It was made to fire a unique 5.2mm diameter bullet via a high velocity cartridge using an “en bloc” clip loading type magazine as later implemented in the Garand. The most charismatic feature of this rifle is the 3-position selector switch mounted on the right side, just above the trigger, marked “A” (safe), “L” (normal fire position),”R” (rapid fire). The idea was to be able to fire the gun by pulling the trigger normally or fire by simply driving the bolt forward (not touching the trigger). Most of the quick firing was to be done while advancing, hence the “marching fire” appellation. Inside the intricately machined receiver is a very unusual bolt made with three separate sets of locking lugs: one set is around front of the bolt body, a second set is at the rear of the bolt body, the third set is around the cocking knob assembly. The rifle has a 2-pc stock. The forend is a single piece of wood that wraps around the bbl, much in the manner of a Mannlicher M1897/03 Carbine. The forward bbl band /lug/stacking rod are reminiscent of a Swiss K31. In the center of the forend is a rotating sling swivel. The rear sight is graduated from 6-20 and has a flip-up option for 400 meters. SN “30” appears at the rear of the bbl, left side of the chamber, and on the follower. The bolt handle and associated components of the body are numbered “45”. On the rear tang is the manufacturer identification: “FAB.D’ARMES/NEUHAUSEN”. The buttstock is fitted with a single sling swivel and a metal buttplate. Although very few of these rifles were made, the prospect of marching rapid fire was a novel consideration and laid the groundwork to explore automatic loading selective fire. CONDITION: Near excellent with approx 90-95% orig rust blue finish showing speckling and fine patina as one would expect in an experimental/military gun of this vintage. The sides of the rifle present extremely well with much of the speckling involving the bbl around the stacking rod and patina of the in-the-white bolt assembly. Wood retains a commensurate amount of orig varnish with a scattering of handling dings as one might expect after over 100 years. Bore is dark with sharp rifling. Perfect manual mechanics. An extraordinarily rare rifle by any standard and one that could easily be the centerpiece of an advanced collection. 51062-2 LMA (17,500-27,500) – Lot 3083

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3084

*SCARCE MAUSER G41(M) SEMI-AUTO RIFLE.

SN 8959. Cal. 8mm. Highly sought after Mauser G41(M) Rifle produced 1942 with machined trigger guard. WaA 135 proofed on numerous parts including receiver band, bolt, top cover, bbl bands, trigger guard, rear sight and magazine housing. Numbers appear all matching except for bolt which is “8249”, and buttplate which is “9234A” Mfg. by C. G. Haenel. Even the detachable muzzle matches SN. Lock screws not present on bottom of trigger guard nor is hood for front sight present. Includes one orig steel cased German cartridge. Consignor states he purchased this directly from the veteran together with the cartridge which has nearly all of the lacquer worn off due to it being “carried in a pocket”. Wood stock has NOT been duffle bag cut. Action moves smoothly when operated by hand. Bolt stays in the down and locked position when fired as is proper. This weapon appears fully functional. The left side of the receiver is drilled for scope. The stock is slightly reconfigured at wrist. Front blade sight is a replacement. CONDITION: Overall appears and finish very good to fine with finish on metal parts thinning to a pleasing grey patina uniformly across all metal parts. A nice indication that this weapon was indeed a bring-back. Stock has been sanded and refinished and there is a 3″ long crack on the handguard at the top right side. Sling slot shows a little more significant sanding and scratching. Buttplate is affixed with non-original screws and is proud of the wood. Bore has strong rifling, dark in the grooves. Examples of this model surface only very rarely and even with a couple of mis-matched parts, this is a highly desirable specimen. 50188-1 JWK20 (7,000-12,000) C&R – Lot 3084

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3085

RARE DREYSE ZUNDNADELBUCHSE MOD65 SINGLE SHOT RIFLE WITH BECK CONVERSION, BECK REAR SIGHT AND DOUBLE SET TRIGGERS.

SN 3366. Cal. 15.4mm. This Mod65 needlegun was made in 1866 at Soemmenda. This gun is complete and totally orig, all parts are matching. Lower left side of receiver is marked with SN “3366” and “BB Mod65″. All major cartouches are deep & crisply marked, on the buttstock as well as the receiver & bbl stamped Crown/FW (Friedrich Wilhelm). Bbl length is 28-1/2”. The inspection marks on the lower edge of the stock have been compressed over the years and are minimally legible. This rifle is unit marked “O.R.J. 4.182”. Walnut stock has its orig finish. All numbers match including screwheads. Principal stock cartouche consists of 3 large inspection marks and “LA”. CONDITION: Metal parts retain approx 85% of the orig brown finish. There is some spotted rust on the bolt handle. Walnut has cured to a pleasing honey brown. Bore is shiny with strong rifling; crown is very good to excellent. Mechanics are excellent. Overall condition is outstanding. Although there are some scrapes & dents in the stock, due to field use, it is in phenomenal condition given its 150 years of service. 51087-13 DS (3,500-5,000) – Lot 3085

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3086

SPANDAU MODEL 54 1862 DREYSE NEEDLE-FIRE RIFLE.

SN 456. Cal 15.4mm needle-fire. 30-1/2″ bbl round with octagon shank. Graduated leaf rear sight. Bright finished single shot bolt action. Left side of action has eagle motif over “SPANDAU/Mod:54” marking. Left flat of bbl shank has crown over “FW” marking. Right side of bbl and receiver have a series of proof marks including crown markings over letter S,P,L,N. Bbl cocking piece, trigger guard, buttplate and screws have matching SNs. Full length cheek piece walnut stock with brass nosecap and two brass bands. Fitted with retractable triangular bayonet. Stock is fitted with sling swivels and brass trigger guard. Tow line of stock has two proof marks between trigger guard and swivel with larger crown over “S” mark behind swivel with another small proof mark near tow. CONDITION: Bbl retains 70% fading brown finish. Action is polished bright. Stock shows numerous dents and handling marks. Good bore. 51087-12 DS (2,500-5,000) – Lot 3086

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3087
Revised: 9/23/2016

Please Note: It has been brought to our attention that some of the components including the stock were not manufactured at the same time. However, these abnormalities or misconfigurations are likely late factory production with mismatched parts or was reconfigured shortly thereafter since the gun was a “bring back” and arrived in this country shortly after the war in this current configuration.

*OUTSTANDING AND HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER GERMAN MAUSER K98K LATE WAR TURRET SNIPER RIFLE.

SN 10414F. Cal. 8mm. This is a very late war turret sniper rifle as issued to snipers when they went to sniper school and carried by that sniper from that day on. Manufactured at “Mauser/Oberndorf” with final inspection eagle over 135 on left side of receiver band. Rings are SN 5934 and do not match rifle. Exhibits Kriegsmodel screw on bands, no bayonet lug, shortened sniper safety, and cupped buttplate marked “brg” (H.W. Schmidt Metalwaren). All numbers are matching and orig nothing has been altered in any way since it left the factory. Stock not numbered externally, nor any cartouches visible. Scope is an Ajack 4 X 90, SN 51799. Orig sling and sight hood present. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance simply outstanding near mint with some brassing and loss of finish at both ends of the scope with some mottling to the gray of the buttplate. Rifle and scope are in excellent condition, probably picked up at a Depot or training school by a U.S. GI. Wood stock has some slight handling marks. Solder of scope bases visible which is a testament to the originality. These guns were made to be used, not for collectors. Bore is perfect, shiny and bright. Optics are clear. Impossible to upgrade this specimen. If you are fortunate enough to own it, you need not look at another. 50821-5 JWK63 (15,000-20,000) C&R – Lot 3087

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3088

*FANTASTIC ORIGINAL GERMAN SS DEATH HEAD PRE-WAR SHORT SIDE RAIL 98K SNIPER RIFLE.

SN 3663H. Cal. 8mm. Death’s head markings on bbl, scope and pistol grip of stock. This rifle is made up with a scrubbed GEW 98 receiver and mag assembly as based on the Prussian Police standard short side rail sniper and assembled with commercial proofing and no maker mark on the rifle. Orig leather sling is included. The SS was not able to procure rifles through normal channels until 1941. Prior to that date the Army was not providing them anything and and they had to scrounge their ordnance equipment. They acquired ordnance wherever they could and had work done. This specimen has a beautiful commercial 1-pc walnut stock, matched in number to the rifle. Nearly all rifle parts and scope base are matching numbers, bayonet lug is marked “81”. Buttplate is “2294” struck through with “63” softly stamped below it. Sight base and ladder is marked “S/42G”, as is bbl on right side below sight together with Weimar era droop wing eagle proofs. Death’s head marking below “SS 2” clearly visible on left side of bbl near receiver band. Bbl also retains eagle over 280 proofs indicating Erma inspection. Middle scope mount is numbered “7946” with scope itself numbered “5585”, scope is also marked on adjustment knob base with Death’s head logo and “SS Dienstglas”. The scope and mount was not with the rifle when it was brought back but rather a separate purchase by the previous owner. The rifle was a duffle cut stock which was personally repaired by the previous owner, and according to his statement, using 2-pcs of threaded drill rod screwed in on one end and epoxied on the other, one cannot tell this was ever cut unless the band is removed. CONDITION: Extremely attractive, retaining well over 90% of attractive, lustrous Nazi era finish with scope finish consistent with the rest of rifle. Loss of finish to muzzle and front sight base to gray metal with some light pitting, some wear to gray patina to the bolt and buttplate. As stated above this is a re-work done in Germany of a commercial Mauser. Stock has light handling marks and a couple of bruises and dings yet is exceedingly attractive. Bore is shiny and bright with some darkness just starting in the grooves, Optics are clear. Previous owner was the third person to own this rifle since the Germans and it was in his collection for over 50 years. This is a tremendous benchmark rifle where one can note what the correct Death’s head proof marks look like. A rifle without any import marks for the most advanced and discerning German WWII military collector. 50821-1 JWK59 (15,000-25,000) C&R – Lot 3088

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3089

*NEAR MINT CONDITION GERMAN 98K “ar 42” MAUSER FIELD TRIAL SNIPER RIFLE.

SN 2327. Cal. 8mm. This fantastic specimen has all matching numbered parts and has correct eagle over 26 proof marks with eagle over Swastika firing proofs. Laminated flat buttplate stock retains it’s SN and eagle over 26 cartouche, however, no issue cartouche present which leads this cataloger to the conclusion that it was never issued. This rifle would have had a low power 1.5x “Aim-point” type scope. The intended purpose was to equip 10% of infantry with a low powered scope which would have high light gathering ability useful at dawn and dusk. This rifle was made at the Mauser plant in Berlin-Borsigwalde (the old DWM plant) with the bolt stop re-designed as a scope base. CONDITION: Absolutely fantastic lustrous, orig finish with some thinning at the muzzle and along the high points with some brassing to the top ears of the scope mount and some areas of light pitting and brown patina on the buttplate which seams to be inescapable on these rifles. Bore is excellent, shiny and bright. Stock is absolutely gorgeous with only the occasional ding, never sanded or messed with. Most of these rifles were apparently lost in the East as were the scopes and are largely overlooked by most German Rifle collectors. 50821-2 JWK60 (10,000-15,000) C&R – Lot 3089

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3090

*HIGH CONDITION EXTREMELY ATTRACTIVE GERMAN PRE-WAR SS RIFLE.

SN 7534. Cal. 8mm. Marked on the left side of the bbl with orig Death’s head marking below SS 2. Extremely clear and distinct Death’s head cartouche on pistol grip of matching numbered stock. This is one of the rifles that would have been used outside the Reichs Chancellery or party headquarters. It looks absolutely beautiful from a few feet away, but upon close inspection one can see it is actually put together from mostly WWI surplus parts. This specimen has a scrubbed “GEW” 98 receiver and a modified “Kar 98” floorplate assembly. SN’s match on receiver, bbl, bolt, buttplate albeit subject to the caveat these numbers would be matched to the receiver number upon rifles assembly. The stock is beautiful 1-pc walnut but has a small defect on the left side near the recoil lug, which indicates it was probably rejected by the Army. This rifle includes a rare Walther mfg muzzle cap, the sling and stacking rod were on the rifle when it came back according to the previous owner. The previous owner also indicated that it had been in his collection for over 50 years and that it was a duffle cut when he acquired it which he repaired using two pieces of threaded drill rod screwed in on one end and epoxied in on the other. One cannot tell without taking the sling band off. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is extremely fine to near excellent as refinished pre WWII with clear evidence to support statements in the description above. Over 96% lustrous blue finish dulling in a couple places with less finish and some pitting on the buttplate. Stock shows typical handling marks and is very attractive, with the clearest Death’s head cartouche this cataloger has ever seen. Muzzle cover is near mint with Walther banner on cap. Bore is near mint, excellent, shiny and bright. This rifle with its condition and clear orig marks would make an outstanding benchmark reference specimen for the advanced WWII German rifle collector. 50821-4 JWK62 (5,000-10,000) C&R – Lot 3090

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3091

*EXTREMELY EARLY MAUSER BANNER 98K RIFLE WITH SS DEPOT MARK.

SN 394. Cal. 8mm. Fine example of early Mauser Banner rifle with low SN. Eagle over “N” proof with commercial proof on left side of receiver band, matching bolt also retains eagle proofs and tiny eagle over 140 visible at rear of firing pin. Stock is 1-pc walnut with Mauser eagle over 135 proof mark on wood stock at pistol grip with incongruous feature of having cupped buttplate proofed “gqm” (Loch & Hartenberger, Metallwarenfabrik) with “43” and eagle over WaA 286 proof. Floor plate exhibits SS depot marking which resembles a “Z” with a spike through it. Trigger guard floor plate and screws otherwise devoid of markings. SS was not able to procure rifles through normal channels until 1941. They had to scrounge ordnance equipment and would acquire commercial Mauser’s and parts and scrub parts of markings in just such a manner as this floor plate has been treated. This rifle includes and orig leather sling. Forend cap, bbl band, bbl, receiver and bolt all appear to be matching numbers, bayonet lug is unnumbered as is rear sight. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish ranging from very good to fine with most of the 60% lustrous blue finish on bbl and receiver with balance of metal parts a gray patina. Stock shows some noticeable handling marks, small chips and bruises but is still attractive and without cracks. The bore’s lands exhibit some light pitting with the grooves turning dark. Early Banner rifles are scarce, ones with these marking exceedingly so. A fine opportunity for the German Military collector. 50821-3 JWK61 (4,000-6,000) C&R – Lot 3091

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3092

*ORIGINAL GERMAN 98K CAPTURED IN VIETNAM AND PRESENTED TO CYRUS R. VANCE.

SN 6843E. Cal. 8mm. Miss-matched yet all orig parts, German WWII rifle manufactured by J.P. Sauer with eagle over 37 (Haenel) proof marks on bbl and receiver band. Receiver band also marked “ce” and “42” with eagle over 359 proof on right side of receiver band, eagle over Swastika firing proof on both bbl and receiver band. It is of interest to note that there is a “X” stamped right above the SN on the receiver band, typically this would indicate a Russian capture piece. Brass plaque handsomely and expertly affixed to right side of buttstock reads, “TO THE HONORABLE CYRUS R VANCE / COMPLIMENTS OF / 1st BRIGADE 101st AIRBORNE DIVISION / WILLARD PEARSON / Brigadier General USA / Commanding / RIFLE MAUSER 98 7.92 MM / CAPTURED 5 Mar 66 BY 1st BN(ABN)3 27th Inf / TUY HOA REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM” No cleaning rod present, keeper retaining screws for floorplate and trigger guard not present with a round headed screw substituted in the forward hole. Cleaning rod, and front sight hood is also absent. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is very good overall with moderate scattered spots of corrosion on forward quarter of metal parts with somewhat lighter corrosion and pitting to rear of rear sight. Stock has been renumbered on left side to match receiver number. Stock hand guard expertly repaired just to the rear of the forward band. Bore is dark in the grooves with strong rifling. A rifle with a very interesting history, presented to a man who was the Secretary of the Army during the Kennedy administration, Deputy Secretary of Defense during the Johnson administration and Secretary of State during the Carter administration. 50630-4 JWK58 (3,500-5,000) C&R – Lot 3092

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3093

*STEYR VOLKSSTURM VG98 RIFLE AS PRODUCED AT MAUTHAUSEN CONCENTRATION CAMP.

SN 2004. Cal. 8mm. The VG98 was a basic hunting version of the Mauser 98 rifle, it has a simple fixed rear sight dovetailed in the receiver and a shortened laminated wood stock. This particular specimen is marked “bnz 45″ on top of receiver band. This specimen is unusual in that it incorporates a salvaged bbl shortened to 19-1/4” with a standard hooded front sight soldered on instead of the usual welded on method. The muzzle is counter bored. Bolt is very unusual as it has one round and one oval vent hole. Floorplate is “byf” marked with eagle over 135 indicating Mauser which is normal to find on these rifles. Highly unusual is the stock is marked to the rear of the pistol grip “BNZ 2004” (usually have no marks). Includes a late war black leather sling. Bolt is miss-matched 2009. Cupped buttplate devoid of markings. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish extremely fine, with bbl and action retaining nearly all of its late war gray phosphate finish. Bolt latch has some areas of brown patina and light pitting as does the buttplate which is an even gray patina. Laminated stock has a filled in repair just to the rear of the receiver action and laminates are starting to come apart all along the comb, but this in no way impairs the functionality of this rifle. Leather sling near excellent and completely serviceable. Bore is shiny and bright with some frosting at the muzzle end. This is a scarce and very unusual example of its kind. Would be a welcome addition to the advanced WWII German rifle Collection. 50821-7 JWK65 (4,000-6,000) C&R – Lot 3093

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3094

*EXCEEDINGLY FINE SPECIMEN OF THE LATE WAR VG1 VOLKSSTURM RIFLE.

SN 86A. Cal. 8mm. This is the approved design by Walther for the Volkssturm rifle which uses a 10 round K.43 mag. This rifle is coded “tbq” (Rheinmetall-Borsig AG). Bolt SN matches rifle. Stock devoid of any markings or proofs. It incorporates a Luftwaffe aircraft machine gun bbl, solid Beech stock and orig unbleached linen sling, no alterations since capture and no import marks. Mag is marked “avx” with “WaA 204″ (Sudmetall AG). These rifles were the culmination of German war production attempts to make a functional rifle as quickly and as inexpensively as possible. This rifle looks crude but is an attractive piece in it’s simplified functionality and has a capacity of double the number of rounds of the standard 98K. CONDITION: Extremely fine with metal finish on bbl and receiver approaching near excellent, lustrous dark blue on bbl, rough milling lines visible on receiver under gray finish turning to patina. Mag high lustrous blue. Bolt handle has lost about 30% of its finish at the top with flakes of black paint remaining around SN otherwise turning to a gray/brown patina. Stock is extremely fine with some noticeable dings in the wood on both sides above mag, with a deep indentation about 3/8” long on left side of buttstock along with some minor handling marks. Exceedingly scarce late war linen sling intact and serviceable. Bore is exceedingly fine, shiny and bright. This is about as nice a specimen as one could hope to find and holds up very handily and comfortably. Superb find for the WWII collector. 50821-6 JWK64 (3,000-6,000) C&R – Lot 3094

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3095

*OUTSTANDING GERMAN GUSTLOFF KKW .22 TRAINING RIFLE WITH ZF41 SCOPE.

SN 272289. Cal. 22LR. Eagle over N proof marks on receiver and bbl with Gustloff inspection mark (Eagle/749) on left side of receiver and Spandau Depot eagle over SU19 inspection mark on right side of stock. This is a commercial gun taken into service by the Army and then shipped to Spandau for installation of the scope. Includes orig leather sling and scarce orig .22 muzzle cap. Includes an unnumbered ZF41 scope mount marked “Duv” and “Eagle 214” which indicates Berlin-Lubecker Maschinenfabrik, probably an ordnance replacement scope mount. Scope itself is marked “CAG” which indicates D. Swarovski Glasfabrik, and numbered “4635” with markings “Z.F. 41/1”. Scope is accompanied within it’s “JVB” (Wessel & Muller Beschlagfabrik) carrying can, complete with rain and eye guards, lens brush and cloth. Bolt of rifle has electro-pencil “289” on flat of cocking handle. Typical “KK Wehrsportgewhr” and “Gustloff Werke/Waffenwerk-Suhl” markings. CONDITION: Absolutely outstanding orig condition, over 90% attractive lustrous blue finish thinning to gray patina in places with some high edge wear and some mottled loss of finish to the forend cap. Wood shows numerous handling marks and some bruises but presents very well. Bore is absolutely outstanding, shiny and bright. Leather sling starting to flake but still completely serviceable. Scope is near excellent over 95% orig blue finish with clear optics. Case retains it’s orig padding and correct WWII Wehrmacht green paint with web belt and pull tab intact. This rifle is an absolutely outstanding specimen of it’s kind without importation marks, in an orig condition that very seldom surfaces on the public collecting market. 50821-8 JWK57 (2,500-5,000) C&R – Lot 3095

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3096

*SUPERB ARGENTINE BALLESTER MOLINA CAMPEON 22 TRAINER.

SN 57238. Rare Argentine variation of the Colt Service Model Ace. Using the floating chamber system invented by David Marshal (Carbine Williams), this Ballester Molina has a 5″ bbl. Outward appearance of a 1911 Colt with target sights with windage and elevation adjustment rear with Argentine designed frame and lower components having no grip safety nor removable mainspring housing. Blue finish overall with 2-pc walnut stocks with vertical striations. Slide assembly is marked “Pistola Automatica Campeon Cal. 22” with standard Argentine patent dates beneath. This close copy of the Colt Ace even uses a magazine virtually indistinguishable from a Colt. After detailed disassembly, all numbered parts were found to be matching, including bbl, slide and frame. CONDITION: Extremely fine overall, with most all factory blue finish remaining. Bore and chamber are excellent as is all mechanics. This is not one of the converted recent imports brought into this country and is not import marked or rebuilt. Exceptional overall of a very uncommon Argentine military Trainer. 51033-71 TDW (3,000-6,000) – Lot 3096

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3098

◊ SUPERB MAUSER CONEHAMMER CARBINE, NUMBER 12, WITH PERIOD SCOPE.

SN 12. Cal. 7.63mm. Mauser made approximately 30 Conehammer carbines that were numbered sequentially. All had ribbed bbl, flat solid rails and a pinned rear sight. This example has a 11.75″; bbl with a pinned bead front sight and a 50-500 rear sight. Chamber that is usually marked with a 3-line address “WAFFENFABRIK MAUSER OBERNDORF A/N” is covered by the front scope base. The rear scope base is sweated on, by brazing or silver soldering, onto the left side of the bbl extension recess. SN 12 is marked on the left side of receiver and left side of stock lug. Typical Conehammer features include long extractor and separately retained firing pin. The bbl/bbl extension, frame, and floorplate are rust blued while the extractor, components of rear sight, bolt stop, firing pin retainer, safety and shoulder stock lug are fire blued. Orig forend and buttstock fitted with a rotatable sling swivel. Orig horn buttplate molded with the intertwined “MW” monogram. Disassembly shows a matching follower, floorplate, subframe, locking block, firing pin retainer, firing pin, bolt, forend and forend reinforcing bar. The button to release the receiver from the buttstock could not be depressed, likely stuck from congealed grease. The period Karl Kahles scope has a single external adjustment knob with a post reticle and horizontal crosshair. The body is marked “CARL GOLUCH IN LINZ” and optics are protected by leather scope caps. PROVENANCE: The Friedrich-Wilhelm Dauphin Collection, Germany. CONDITION: At least 97% bright orig rust blue with a small patch of discoloration along the rear edge of the left side of receiver. Only a few flecks of oxidation and minimal thinning. Fire blued small parts, including both arms of the stock lug, in comparable condition with the trigger retaining most of its orig straw. Forend and buttstock with orig varnish, negligible staining and only light handling marks. Excellent scope with only minimal wear and clear optics. Bright bore with strong rifling. Perfect manual mechanics. 49828-2 LMA (40,000-75,000) – Lot 3098

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3099

*MAGNIFICENT AND HISTORICALLY SIGNIFICANT MAUSER C96 SIX SHOT, FULLY ENGRAVED, WITH CARVED BOLO STOCK.

SN 43845. Cal. 9mm Export. Mauser made relatively few six shot pistols, especially in 9mm Export. Any presentation gun is a rare find and to encounter one in nearly new condition may be a once in a lifetime opportunity. The pistol has standard mechanical features for a six shot of this vintage in having a 4″ bbl with a fixed front sight and a grooved rear sight marked from 100-1000, with the groove continuing into the retaining lug. Usual chamber address with full serial number on the left chamber flat. Crown/Crown/U proof on the left side of the bbl extension and an antler proof on the right side. The two line Mauser address is in the usual location on the right side of the frame. The serial number dates the pistol to manufacture in 1903/4, but is very much lower than other 9 mm Export calibre C96 pistols, which commence in the 8x,xxx range (ca. 1907), indicating this to be probably a prototype of this calibre pistol. Bolt has a long extractor, the special 9 mm Export magazine follower with cutout scoop to aid feeding the last cartridge and a two lug firing pin. The pistol has been lavishly engraved with an unusual “ears-of-wheat” motif, including the hammer. Under the trigger guard is the crowned Gryphon with sword & Shield coat of arms of Frederick, when heir to the Dutchy of Baden-Wurttemburg. Tasteful gold inlay highlights the barrel, extension and frame. The serial number on the left chamber flat and back of the frame is gold inlaid as is the Mauser address on the right side of the frame. Elaborate and often multiline gold inlaid highlighting borders most of the panels with Greek Key patterning around the muzzle. The faux-ivory grips are finely checkered in the same pattern used on special order pistols. Please note: The gun was originally complete with the original ivory grips, however because of the recent Executive Order and subsequent new law pertaining to ivory, the original grips cannot be sold and had to be removed. These identical replicas were made as replacements. Accompanied by a lavishly carved Mauser factory carved Bolo length stock whose hinge and lug have been engraved in a complementary pattern and bordered with the same kind of gold highlighting. According to the consignor, the gun was presented to Frederick as Heir to Dutchy of Baden-Wurttemburg ca. 1903/4, when he was also General der Infanterie and à la suite (in the entourage of) the Royal Prussian Regiment Erstes Garde-Regiment zu Fuß, which was also the Regiment of Prince Eitel-Friedrich, Kaiser Wilhelm’s second son, to influence the then ongoing GPK pistol trials in favor of Mauser. Illustrated in the book, The Borchardt and Luger Automatic Pistols figure 2-18. PROVENANCE: Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess Collection. CONDITION: At one time, the gun and stock were obviously dropped. The backstrap, the forward stock attachment, and butt of stock show superb old restoration. Safety toggle has replaced nitre blue. This restoration is of exemplary quality and is almost undetectable. 99% of bright blue with negligible sharp edge wear. Comparable condition fire blue of small parts. Bright bore with sharp rifling and minimal erosion. Deeply carved Bolo stock in a pattern similar to the factory stocks pictured in the book System Mauser. An extraordinary gun whose history and aesthetic appeal should transcend the realm of firearm collectors. 43475-48 (20,000-40,000) – Lot 3099

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3100

*◊ EXTRAORDINARY MAUSER M1917 TRENCH CARBINE WITH 10-SHOT AND 20-SHOT DETACHABLE MAGAZINES.

SN 5. Cal. 9mm Parabellum. Mauser made only a small quantity of M1917 trench carbines, reportedly about 40, that were numbered in their own serial range starting with #1. They were produced late in WWI and offered to the German Army to compete with the lP.08 with its 32 round drum magazine for trench raiding and assault parties, but rejected as being too expensive. This example has a 12″ bbl with a fixed front sight and a slip-in rear sight marked “50-500”. Short extractor, 2-lug firing pin, small ring hammer. Top of the chamber is blank. In fact, there are no externally visible markings on the gun except the SN “5” that was applied by the importer at the bottom of the mag well along with the “NS” that appears at the back of the hammer. To prevent hammer “bite”, the rear frame was made with a longer than usual extension, horizontally serrated along its back face, to keep the web of the hand away from the hammer. Inside the trigger guard is a broad serrated plunger, in-the-white, for disassembly. Pulling the plunger down unlocks the action to allow the bbl assembly and sub-frame to come off the frame. Inspection of one of the bbl flats shows the marking “8,82. 9,06. 300.” that is very similar to notation that appears under the bbl on the M1906-08 pistols. The subframe of this example is blued. As one might expect, the subframe and locking block are very different from most carbines and the bolt stop is significantly shorter. At the bottom of the trigger guard is a serrated tab that is pushed forward to remove the magazine. Both the 10 and 20-shot magazines have an internal spacer in front of the follower and a body very similar to a M1906-08 magazine. The 10-shot magazine has a flat detachable floorplate, the 20-shot magazine has a floorplate similar to the M1906-08. The fixed buttstock is secured to the receiver by two screws – one under the pistol grip, the other further back. The short forend, measuring 5-3/4″, and buttstock, each fitted with a sling swivel, are smoothly surfaced with the buttstock having broad serrations in lieu of a buttplate. PROVENANCE: The Friedrich-Wilhelm Dauphin Collection, Germany. CONDITION: Generally excellent with approximately 80% orig rust blue. In the middle of the bore is a bulge ring. As a cosmetic repair, the exterior of the bbl was lathed down to present a uniform taper. The repaired area was subsequently blued, explaining the lathe marks and extensive discoloration. The internal parts are in near excellent condition with minor spotting and pitting, particularly as concerns the locking block, transfer bar, and sear. Wood furniture in VG-excellent condition, with oil staining and scattered dings, though the buttstock is cracked just behind the receiver with the crack extending into the recess for the top lug. Excellent, orig condition magazine. Dark bore with moderate oxidation, previously noted bulge ring, and shallow rifling. Perfect manual mechanics. 49828-1 LMA (30,000-60,000) C&R – Lot 3100

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3101

*◊ SUPER SCARCE MAUSER C96 MODEL 711 WITH 10 AND 20 SHOT MAGAZINES.

SN 84656. Cal. 7.63 Mauser. Fantastic Mauser M711 with 5/5″ bbl, having a fixed front sight and slip-in 50-1000 rear sight. Short extractor, 2-lug firing pin, small ring hammer, and no stock slot. Usual Mauser address over chamber. Crown/Crown/U on left chamber flat. Full SN on bbl extension, behind sight. Left side of frame is marked with the large Mauser banner. The right side has the usual 3-line address along with “Made in Germany” centered in the frame recess. Major and most minor components are salt blued with grip screw a fire blue. Broadly serrated walnut grips. No Lanyard ring. Orig 10-shot mag and four 20-shot magazines, all having a floorplate imprinted with the large Mauser banner. Disassembly shows all matching components with last 4 digits of SN marked inside forward frame and repeated on upper surface of late style fenestrated subframe. Locking block marked “R” but unnumbered, as is correct for this late variation. PROVENANCE: The Friedrich-Wilhelm Dauphin Collection, Germany. CONDITION: At least 98% crisp orig salt blue with the wear largely limited to the forward rails. No significant wear on frontstrap with only minimal thinning at the heel. Comparable condition small parts, grips, and spare magazines. Near mirror bore. Perfect manual mechanics. A super high condition and ultra-rare M711 of which only about a dozen are known. 49828-143 LMA (20,000-35,000) C&R – Lot 3101

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3102
Revised: 9/19/2016

Please Note: The small bone shield inlay referenced in the description is a professional replacement. When we acquired the gun, the shield was ivory. Due to President Obama’s new Ivory laws, it would have been illegal to offer with the ivory. The work was done by one of the country’s leading antique restorers and is an excellent undetectable job.

*◊ MAGNIFICENT, LARGE RING MAUSER C96 CARBINE, PRESENTATION QUALITY, WITH EXTRAORDINARY ENGRAVING AND GOLD HIGHLIGHTS.

SN 587. Cal. 9mm Export. Mauser made relatively few Large Ring Carbines, especially in 9mm Export. This spectacularly embellished gun has standard mechanical features including a 14.5″ bbl with a shallow ramp for a dovetailed bead front sight and a slip-in 50-500 rear sight. Long extractor, 2-lug firing pin, and large ring hammer. Instead of the usual chamber address this Carbine is marked with a gold inlaid “W. GLASER”. The SN “587” is on the left chamber flat. The left side is marked with the Crown/Crown/U while the right side has the antler proof. The full SN on the left side of the frame is repeated on the adjacent stock lug, on the hammer, the bolt stop, the subframe, and the locking lever. Disassembly shows a matching follower grooved for 9mm, a matching floorplate and matching subframe components. As true for standard production guns, major components are rust blued with a fire blued extractor, rear sight components, bolt stop, safety, and stock lug. The trigger is strawed. Lavish floral engraving, bordered in gold highlights, extends to each side of the hammer, the top of the bbl and around the front sight. The stock lug is engraved in a continued and complimentary pattern on each side in addition to the upper and lower arms. Unlike most carbines that have a smooth forend and buttstock, this example has fine bordered engraving on each side of the pistol grip and under the forearm, accented by a delicate Mother-of-Pearl and silver wiring that is also used to border the buttplate. An unmarked heraldic shield, made of bone, is in the toe line of the stock. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: At least 99% bright blue with negligible sharp edge wear. Comparable condition fire blue and straw. Forearm and buttstock are nearly new, with crisp checkering and only the most minute handling dings. Neither the Mother-of-Pearl, bone, or wire inlays show any losses. Same immaculate condition applies to buttplate. Mirror bore. Perfect manual mechanics. A truly spectacular carbine whose beauty should transcend the field of firearms enthusiasts. 43475-39 LMA (20,000-40,000) C&R – Lot 3102

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3103

◊ SCARCE MAUSER C96 CARBINE, EARLY LARGE RING TRANSITIONAL.

SN 63. Cal. 7.63 mm. Mauser made very few Early Large Ring Transitional carbines that shared the same receiver and trigger assembly as the earlier Conehammers. Unlike its predecessor, these guns had a tapered bbl with a short ramped serrated sight base and a hooded front sight with a bead insert. This example has a 11.75″ bbl and a pinned 50-500 rear sight. Chamber is marked with a 3-line address “WAFFENFABRIK MAUSER OBERNDORF A/N”. The SN 63 is on left chamber flat and repeated on left side of receiver. In the central recess of the receiver is a small rectangular insert that appears as an old factory repair. The left side bbl extension is marked with a Crown/Crown/U. An antler proof is on the right chamber flat. Other features include long extractor and separately retained firing pin. The bbl/bbl extension, frame and floorplate are rust blued while the extractor, components of rear sight, bolt stop, firing pin retainer, safety and shoulder stock lug are fire blued. In this case, all components are matched to SN 63 except for the buttstock that is from a different gun and cannot be easily released from the receiver. The buttstock is numbered “1004” and has an orig horn buttplate molded with the intertwined “MW” monogram. PROVENANCE: The Friedrich-Wilhelm Dauphin Collection, Germany. CONDITION: The Carbine retains about 97% rust blue with mild thinning and sharp edge wear. The fire blued parts have largely faded except the buttstock lug that retains most of its orig blue, nicely complementing the balance of the gun. Both the forend and buttstock have been lightly refinished to present a uniform, pleasing color and surface. 49828-6 LMA (13,500-22,500) – Lot 3103

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3104

*◊ EXCELLENT MAUSER C96 FLATSIDE CARBINE WITH 12″ BARREL, VL&D, IN PRESENTATION CASE.

SN 244. Cal. 7.63mm. Mauser made approximately 200 Large Ring Flatside carbines. This example has a 12″ bbl with a hooded, drift adjustable bead front sight and a slip-in 50-500 rear sight. The elongated chamber is marked with the usual Mauser address while SN “244” is on the left chamber flat; antler acceptance is on the right chamber flat. Left side of the frame is retailer marked “VON LENGERKE/& DETMOLD/NEW-YORK”. The SN is repeated on the left side of the frame and on the left side of the stock iron at their juncture. SN “244” is additionally marked under the rear sight bar and back of the hammer. Limited disassembly shows the matching SN on the follower, floorplate, firing pin retainer, bolt and firing pin. Major components are rust blued. The extractor, the usual components of the rear sight, the firing pin retainer, bolt stop, safety and stock lug are fire blued while the trigger and attendant housing are in-the-white. Standard smooth forearm and buttstock that has an orig Mauser buttplate with an intertwined “MW”. Accompanied by a high quality black, leather bound and weighted, presentation case measuring 23-3/4″ x 11″ x 3″. An oval unmarked silver plated plaque measuring 2-1/8″ x 1-1/4″ is mounted on the lid that is lined with green cloth having gold imprint “WAFFENFABRIK MAUSER/AKTIENGESELLSCHFT/OBERNDORF a NECKAR/(Deutsches Reich)”. Compartmentalized base, lined in dark green velvet, made to separately hold the top assembly of a longer barreled carbine, buttstock and ammunition. Included is a single reproduction black leather ammo case. PROVENANCE: The Friedrich-Wilhelm Dauphin Collection, Germany. CONDITION: Approx 95-97% bright orig rust blue with muzzle and sharp edge wear reflecting careful use. Comparable condition fire blue on all small parts except stock lug that shows more oxidative change, particularly on the upper and lower arms. Forearm and buttstock retain most orig light varnish with scattered handling dings. No discernible cracks or significant losses. Near excellent buttplate. Bright bore with sharp rifling. Perfect manual mechanics. Excellent condition presentation case and ammo box with scattered marks and scuffs applied to reflect appropriate aging. 49828-16 LMA (13,500-19,500) C&R – Lot 3104

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3105

*◊ MAUSER C96 SIX SHOT, LAVISHLY ENGRAVED WITH MATCHING CARVED STOCK RECONFIGURED TO RESEMBLE AN EARLIER REGAL MAUSER.

SN 43164. Cal. 9mm Express. Extremely scarce C96 six shot with 4″ bbl having fixed front sight and slip-in rear sight marked 50-1000. Short extractor, 2-lug firing pin, small ring hammer. Usual chamber address with full SN on left chamber flat and C/U on left side of bbl extension. Unusual solid rails. Right side of frame with 2-line Mauser address. Bottom of floorplate with serrations. Pistol is in-the-white with elaborate and extensive custom floral engraving that covers nearly 90% of the pistol, including the front of the magazine well and frontstrap, that is highlighted with gold accented border. Fire blued small parts include the extractor, appropriate parts of the sight assembly, bolt stop, safety and trigger. Beautiful replacement grips, numbered to match the pistol, are scroll engraved and serrated. All external numbers are matching including the sight bar. Accompanied by a contemporary and impressive carved stock whose in-the-white looped hinge and matching lug have been engraved in a complimentary fashion-including the front face of the lug! PROVENANCE: The Friedrich-Wilhelm Dauphin Collection, Germany. CONDITION: In-the-white pistol with surface toning and chemical aging. Though the pistol was meticulously cleaned before embellishment, it is possible to see a few fine scattered pinpricks of oxidation. Bright bore with mild etching, shallow rifling. Perfect manual mechanics except for sluggish bolt return. Stock with a scattering of minor surface dings and aged to retain at least 95% of the varnish. Similar age related considerations apply to the hinge and lug. An very impressive rig made to resemble a high order, regal Mauser presentation. 49828-129 LMA (5,000-10,000) C&R – Lot 3105

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3106

*◊ MAUSER C96, LARGE RING SHALLOW MILLED, LAVISHLY ENGRAVED, WITH A STOCK, AND A PRESENTATION CASE WITH ACCESSORIES.

SN 32631. Cal. 7.63mm. Standard configuration Large Ring Shallow Milled C96, extensively engraved, with 5.5″ bbl having fixed front sight with slip-in 50-1000 rear sight. Long extractor, single lug firing pin, large ring hammer. Usual chamber markings with full SN on the left flat. As true for a number of factory engraved guns, the acceptance and proof marks have been relocated. In this case, the Crown/Crown/U has been moved from the left side of the bbl extension to the right chamber flat and the antler proof on the right side of the bbl extension is further back than usual. Right side of frame with 2-line address. The refinished gun is delicately engraved with a fine scroll pattern that extends to the top of the cursor and each side of the hammer. Fitted with replacement checkered walnut grips. Lanyard ring present. Detailed disassembly shows all matching parts except for an unnumbered firing pin. Accompanied by re-numbered matching stock and a high quality black, leather bound and weighted, presentation case measuring 18-1/2″ x 12-3/4″ x 3-1/2″. An oval unmarked silver plated plaque measuring 3″ x 1-3/4″ is mounted on the lid that is lined with maroon cloth having gold imprint “WAFFENFABRIK MAUSER/AKTIENGESELLSCHFT/OBERNDORF a NECKAR/(Deutsches Reich)”. Compartmentalized base, lined in maroon velvet, made to separately hold the pistol enclosed in stock, reproduction Putzstock cleaning rod measuring 16″, and six leather reproduction ammo box cases (five black, one maroon). PROVENANCE: The Friedrich-Wilhelm Dauphin Collection, Germany. CONDITION: Retains approx. 90% of the refinished and artificially aged rust blue with most wear having been applied to the front of the magazine well and the grip straps. Artificial aging has been equally applied to all of the re-heat treated small parts. Grips aged with blunted checkering to match the rest of the pistol. Dull bore with moderate oxidation. Perfect manual mechanics. VG stock with considerable oxidation of the hinge and artificially aged lug. Excellent presentation case, with superficial scuffs and rubs, whose included components appear nearly new. 49828-115 LMA (5,000-10,000) C&R – Lot 3106

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3107

*◊ MAUSER C96, SIX SHOT, “GOG” MARKED WITH LARGE RING, ADJUSTABLE SIGHT, CUT FOR STOCK.

SN 29915. Cal. 7.63mm. Standard configuration “GOG” marked six shot having a 4″ bbl and slip in 50-1000 rear sight. Long extractor, large ring hammer and 2-lug firing pin. Usual chamber address with full SN on left chamber flat. Crown/Crown/U on left side of bbl extension; antler proof on right side. Right side of frame with 2-line address. The frontstrap is marked “G.O.G. 39.”, reflecting use by the German Oldenburg Police in the Weimar period, specifically noted in the book History Writ in Steel by Don Maus on page 247. Backstrap slotted for stock. Finely grooved walnut panels. Lanyard ring present. Major components rust blued. Fire blued extractor, cursor, bolt stop, safety, grip screw. Strawed trigger. Detailed disassembly shows all matching parts including the firing pin and each of the grip panels. PROVENANCE: The Friedrich-Wilhelm Dauphin Collection, Germany. CONDITION: Many of the GOG marked police pistols, as this example, were refurbished during use or before their release as surplus. This gun has approx. 75-80% refurbished blue. Several exposed small parts that were originally in the white have now oxidatively toned to a mellow brown. Moderate wear on each of the grips that is consistent with the overall appearance of the pistol. Bright bore, slightly etched with shallow rifling. Perfect manual mechanics. A very desirable and seldom seen six shot with a well documented history! 49828-112 LMA (5,000-10,000) C&R – Lot 3107

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3108

*◊ RARE MAUSER C96 PRE WAR BOLO WITH LARGE RING HAMMER, FLORAL GRIPS AND MATCHING BOLO STOCK.

SN 40284. Cal. 7.63mm. Standard configuration Pre War Bolo with 4″ bbl and slip in 100-1000 rear sight having a grooved cursor and sight bar. Long extractor, 2-lug firing pin, and large ring hammer. Mauser address on top of chamber. Full SN on left chamber flat. Crown/Crown/U on left side of bbl extension; antler proof on right side. 2-line Mauser address on right side of frame. Fitted with hard rubber floral grips. Major parts rust blued. Extractor, cursor, bolt stop, safety and grip screw fire blued. Trigger is strawed. Detailed disassembly shows all matching parts, including the sight bar, firing pin and each of the grip panels. Accompanied by factory orig Bolo stock, having 4″ crack through release button, matching pistol. PROVENANCE: The Friedrich-Wilhelm Dauphin Collection, Germany. CONDITION: Approx. 70% orig rust blue with a uniform scattering of oxidative flecking and thinning of the floorplate and grip straps. Comparable condition fire blued parts and straw trigger. Hard rubber grips with minor handling dings, no discernible splits. Dark bore with barely discernible rifling. Perfect manual mechanics. Stock lightly re-varnished with fire blue enhancement of hinge, latch retention screw and lug. Very difficult to find an all matching Bolo rig, particularly with the grooved sight assembly and a short Bolo stock. 49828-124 LMA (3,500-7,000) C&R – Lot 3108

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3109

*◊ RARE MAUSER C96, PRE WAR LONG BARRELED BOLO WITH MATCHING STOCK, CASE.

SN 29799. Cal. 7.63mm. Extremely scarce Pre War long barreled Bolo with 5.5″ bbl having fixed front sight and slip in 100-1000 rear sight with grooved cursor and sight bar. Long extractor, 2-lug firing pin and small ring hammer. Frame marking limited to 2-line address on right side. Fitted with finely grooved walnut Bolo panels. Replacement lanyard ring. Accompanied by refurbished stock with refinished hinge and refinished, renumbered lug matched to the last 3 digits of the pistol. Major components rust blued. Extractor, cursor, bolt stop, safety are fire blued. Trigger, grip screw are strawed. Detailed disassembly shows all matching parts including the sight bar, firing pin, and each of the grip panels. Presented in an elegant, canvas covered hard attache case with leather handle, leather reinforced corners and dual keyed brass latches. Dark red velour lining with separated compartments for the pistol, shoulder stock and various accessories. Keys included. PROVENANCE: The Friedrich-Wilhelm Dauphin Collection, Germany. CONDITION: Approx. 85-90% refurbished blue with toned thinning and a few small areas of etching, particularly inside the frame panels and on the trigger. Fire blued parts (except the safety) have been re-heat treated for enhancement. The sight bar has been repolished and the hammer subjected to a fire blue that has faded. Orig grips have been revarnished. Bright bore with mild etching and shallow rifling. Perfect manual mechanics. VG stock. Attache case is nearly new. A very difficult to find C96, regardless of restoration. 49828-111 LMA (2,500-5,000) C&R – Lot 3109

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3110

*◊ MAUSER C96, EXQUISITELY ENGRAVED PRE-WAR COMMERCIAL WITH SPECIAL GRIPS TOGETHER WITH AN EXTRAORDINARY BURL STOCK.

SN 87807. Cal. 7.63mm. Pre-war Commercial with 5-1/2″ bbl having a fixed front sight and a slip-in 50-1000 rear sight. Short extractor and 2-lug firing pin. Chamber with usual address. Full SN on left chamber flat. Crown/Crown U on left side of bbl extension. Usual 2-line address on right side of frame. Wonderfully detailed embellishment with floral motif covers the entire bbl extension and each side of the frame, resembling the engraving pattern of factory commemorative C96 SN 120,000 (see Schroeder “System Mauser” p197). In many cases, the background is made of scribed lines that accentuate the surrounding decoration with much more impact than the usual matte or dotted matrix. Royal presentation is suggested by the large Crown surmounting the scriptic U applied to the floorplate. Complimentary engraving has been tastefully applied around the front sight and muzzle with linear accents on the front and backstrap. Detailed disassembly shows all matching numbers including the grips whose fine checkering is border with silver wire with bone highlighting, an embellishment that could not have been added to standard grips. Major components are rust blued. The extractor, slight cursor, bolt stop, safety and grip screw are fire blued. Trigger is strawed. Lanyard ring present. Fabulous burl wood veneered stock. An ebony inlay borders the lug with extension to a 1/4″ strip that extends over the top of the stock. Hinge and lug delicately engraved in a foliate pattern with complementary decoration of all screws. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Over 99% bright rust blue with only the most minute wear around muzzle and edge of the floorplate. No discernible wear on front or backstrap except where in contact with stock lug. Fire blue at least 95% with fading on extractor. Strawed trigger with minimal discoloration. Comparable condition grips having most varnish and sharp diamonds. No discernible inlay-related losses. Generally bright bore with shallow rifling. Perfect manual mechanics. Outstanding stock with accented burl splitting and with restored metal finish (on stock only). 43475-49 (15,000-30,000) C&R – Lot 3110

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3111

*◊ MAUSER C96, EARLY M1930 COMMERCIAL, WITH DETACHABLE MAGAZINE EXTENSION, MAUSER BANNER STOCK.

SN 820524. Cal. 7.63mm. Standard configuration M1930 Commercial with 5-1/4″ bbl having fixed front sight and slip-in 50-1000 rear sight. Short extractor and universal safety. Usual chamber markings with serial number applied to the left side of the bbl extension. Left frame with large Mauser Banner. 3-line address on right side of frame. Broadly serrated walnut panels. No lanyard ring. All major and several minor parts salt blued. Fire blued extractor, bolt stop, trigger and grip screw. Accompanied by a precisely manufactured magazine extension, whose body is remarkably similar to a Schnellfeuer magazine, made to replace the follower/spring/floorplate assembly. Once the magazine extension, whose left surface is numbered “800” (no other markings present), is slipped into place, the pin from the left side may be withdrawn, allowing the follower to rise to its normal position. Manually depressing the follower allows the pin to be repositioned and the extension withdrawn. The pin is otherwise attached to the extension by a fine linked brass chain. This accessory is stored in a leather compartment with a lid snap that has been screwed to the right side of the Mauser Banner stock whose features are otherwise standard, including the fire blued looped hinge and the un-numbered square shoulder lug. PROVENANCE: The Friedrich-Wilhelm Dauphin Collection, Germany. CONDITION: Pistol retains approx. 90-95% orig salt blue with scattered freckling, particularly on the grip straps. Noticeable scratch on bottom of floorplate. Magazine extension with 98% blue. Bright bore with minor oxidation, strong rifling. Perfect manual mechanics. Excellent stock, with attached leather pouch, having single hairline crack, 3″ in length, on bottom spine. Retains most orig varnish and scattering of superficial dings with expected patina on hinge and iron. An extremely impressive rig, particularly with the attached magazine extension. 49828-153 LMA (10,000-20,000) C&R – Lot 3111

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3112

*◊ EXTREMELY RARE PRESENTATION LUGER CARBINE WITH PUSH BUTTON STOCK.

SN 9111C. Cal. 7.65 Para. 11-3/4″ bbl with long ramp front sight and 3-position adjustable rear sight, last two digits of SN on bottom. “M.P.M./FROMH.C.R./1903” in gold above chamber. “DWM” scroll on center toggle link. Dished toggles. Numbers on gun are matching, including checkered walnut grips. Trigger is not numbered. Grip safety. Proper C suffix presentation SN on bottom of tang that attaches to forearm. Checkered walnut forearm with swing swivel has matching numbers. Wood bottom mag has flaming bomb proof and added numbers that match. Unnumbered push button stock has highly figured walnut and a checkered horn buttplate with engraved screws. PROVENANCE: The Friedrich-Wilhelm Dauphin Collection, Germany. CONDITION: Very good, retaining 60% orig blue with touch-up in some areas. Many surfaces are corroded and fading to brown or pitting. Straw is 50% and corroded. Grips are lightly worn with some chips to checkering and are oil soaked dark. Bore is worn with light pitting. Mechanics are very good. Mag has corroded body and little wear on wood bottom. Forearm has orig wood finish with nicks and dings overall, checkering is lightly worn with scattered chips. Wood on stock has been refinished and checkering has been re-cut. Buttplate is excellent with minor imperfections, lug appears to be restored. 49828-186 BWS (20,000-40,000) C&R – Lot 3112

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3113

*◊ VERY FINE DWM 1902 LUGER CARBINE.

SN 23577. Cal. 7.65 Para. 11-3/4″ bbl with long ramp front sight and 3-position adjustable rear sight. “BUG” proofs and full SN on bottom. “DWM” scroll on center toggle link. Dish toggles. “BU” proofs on toggle assembly and left receiver. Full SN on bottom of tang that attaches to forearm. Orig matching numbered checkered walnut forearm with sling swivel. Checkered walnut grips are unnumbered with proper 6-point star on back. Numbered parts on gun are matching. Grip safety. WWI era military wood bottom mag with numbers that do not match. With a contemporary reproduction checkered walnut stock with plastic buttplate and sling swivel that has been numbered on the lug to match gun. With three wood bottom mags (one of them “GERMANY” export marked), a carbine length cleaning rod/oiler, takedown tool & pin punch, and an empty box of 9mm ammo in a beautiful replica carbine case. Exterior of case is black leather with a linear embossed pattern on top and sides and metal unmarked presentation plaque on center of lid. Interior has fitted maroon velvet with maroon satin lid liner that is gold embossed “DEUTSCHE WAFFEN-UND MUNITIONSFABRIKEN / BERLIN / Parabellum Cal. 9 m/m”. PROVENANCE: The Friedrich-Wilhelm Dauphin Collection, Germany. CONDITION: Very fine, retaining 96% orig blue with light corrosion overall that is pitting in spots, 85% orig straw with corrosion. Grips and forearm have light wear with normal dings and dents, wood grain is still visible. Stock is in near new condition. Bore is worn with light pitting. Mag has small chip on bottom. Three extra mags have normal wear. Accessories in case are excellent, ammo box has oil stains and is coming apart at the edges. Leather on exterior of case appears to have had restoration to excellent condition. Interior has typical wear and oil stains from gun and accessories. Cloth straps to hold lid up are torn as is cloth that covers hinges between interior top and bottom. 49828-105 (20,000-28,000) C&R – Lot 3113

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3114

*◊ UNIQUE .30 CALIBER MAUSER INTERARMS 1902 STYLE LUGER CARBINE POST-PRODUCTION RUN SN 251.

SN 251. Cal. 30 Luger. 11-3/4″ bbl with long ramp front sight and 3-position rear sight, marked “.30Luger” on top. Blank chamber. “DWM” scroll in gold on center toggle link. Dished toggles (standard Commemorative Carbines have 1920 style toggles) to commemorate 1902 carbine. Full SN on right receiver and right frame. Post-war Eagle/N proof on left receiver. No Interarms markings on right receiver (for European market). No gold inscription on left frame as on standard examples. Checkered walnut forearm with sling swivel. Checkered walnut grips. Grip safety. Front grip strap is marked “Mauser-Werke Oberndorf GMBH”. Plain wood bottom mag. Checkered walnut stock with horn buttplate and sling swivel. Stock lug is numbered to gun. 250 commemorative 9mm carbines were made by Mauser circa 1980. This gun is .30 cal and its SN 251 (possibly one of a kind). With two extra mags and Mauser banner marked takedown tool in the orig reddish/orange leather case with brass fittings and green faux suede fitted interior. PROVENANCE: The Friedrich-Wilhelm Dauphin Collection, Germany. CONDITION: Near new, retaining 99%+ orig blue and straw with almost no wear on sharp edges and corners. Wood is bright and retains orig color, all checkering is sharp. Bore is bright and sharp. Mechanics are excellent. Accessories are near new. Case has very minor wear from normal storage. 49828-17 BWS (10,000-20,000) C&R – Lot 3114

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3115

*BEAUTIFUL DWM 1902 LUGER CARBINE WITH STOCK.

SN 24588. Cal. 30 Luger. 11-3/4″ bbl with long ramp front sight, 3-position adjustable rear sight, BUG proofs, and full SN on bottom. DWM scroll on center toggle link. Dished toggles BU proofs on toggle assembly and left receiver. Checkered walnut grips. Grip safety. Matching checkered walnut forearm with sling swivel. Numbers on gun are matching. Proper plain wood bottom magazine. With a beautiful orig checkered walnut stock with sling swivel, horn buttplate, attaching lug, and numbers that do not match gun. CONDITION: Excellent retaining 97% orig blue and 90% orig straw. Normal wear on sharp edges and corners with a few scratches and areas of light corrosion. Checkering on grips and forearm is lightly worn with visible wood grain. Bore is bright and sharp. Magazine bottom has a few minor dings. Stock has beautiful wood grain and sharp checkering. Blue and straw on lug are 95%. Buttplate is very good with a crack above top screw. Mechanics are excellent. 50662-8 BWS (10,000-15,000) C&R – Lot 3115

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3116

*VERY FINE DWM MODEL 1902 LUGER CARBINE.

SN 21995. Cal. 7.65mm. 11-3/4″ bbl. Slide adjustable rear sight graduated from 1 to 3 with proofs on left side of the chamber Crown B and Crown U. Old style long frame with 1902-type toggles and old style extractor. Matching numbers throughout with exception of stock which is orig but numbered to another gun. 1902 Carbines were made on a very limited production. Accompanied by correct walnut detachable shoulder stock with iron. Fits nicely, but as previously mentioned, is mis-numbered. CONDITION: Very good overall, with much period blue finish remaining on bbl and upper assembly. Frontstrap finish has been worn basically bright. Bore and mechanics are very good. Wood stocks worn but good. Shoulder stock very fine with most orig finish and good finish on irons. A very attractive Luger Carbine. 51033-75 TDW (9,000-15,000) C&R – Lot 3116

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3117

*◊ 1920 DWM LUGER CARBINE WITH STOCK.

SN 1813. Cal. 7.65 Para. 11-3/4″ bbl with long ramp front sight and 3-position adjustable rear sight, marked “.30 LUGER” on top. “DWM” scroll on center toggle link. Contemporary checkered walnut forearm with sling swivel. Full SN on bottom of forearm tang. Numbered parts have matching numbers, Some numbers being contemporary. Contemporary checkered walnut grips. Grip safety. Contemporary walnut stock with serrated horn buttplate, sling swivel, hand checkering, and stock lug that has been numbered to match the gun. Plain wood bottom mag with large number “2” on bottom. PROVENANCE: The Friedrich-Wilhelm Dauphin Collection, Germany. CONDITION: Fine, restored to 98% blue and 95% straw. Bbl and receiver have light corrosion that is starting to pit, there is also corrosion on safety lever. Wood retains orig color with sharp checkering. Buttplate is excellent. Bore is bright and sharp. Mechanics are fine. Mag has normal wear. 49828-41 (3,500-7,000) C&R – Lot 3117

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3118

◊ BEAUTIFUL CASED INTERARMS LUGER CARBINE SN 200 OF 250.

SN K200 VON 250. Cal. 9 mm. 11-3/4″ bbl with long ramp front sight and 3-position rear sight. Heraldic stag and lion crest above chamber. “DWM” scroll in gold on center toggle link. No Interarms markings (for European market). “Made in Germany” on back of frame. Post-war Eagle/N proofs on left receiver and frame. Full SN “K200 von 250” on right receiver and frame. Left frame has “75 Jahre/Parabellum-Pistole/Mod. Karabiner” in gold (75 year Luger Carbine Commemorative). Checkered walnut forearm with sling swivel. Checkered walnut grips. Grip safety. Front grip strap is marked “Mauser-Werke Oberndorf GMBH”. Plain wood bottom mag. With orig checkered walnut stock with horn buttplate and sling swivel. Matching SN on stock lug and on plaque on bottom. With extra mag, Mauser banner marked takedown tool, cleaning rod/oiler, bore brush, and keys in a reddish/brown leather case with brass fittings and green faux suede interior. Test target and manual are in Mauser banner marked leather pouch in lid. Also includes certificate stating it is number 200 of 250 produced, as well as the invoice from the factory. PROVENANCE: The Friedrich-Wilhelm Dauphin Collection, Germany. CONDITION: Near new, retaining 99%+ orig blue and straw with almost no wear to edges and corners. Wood retains orig color with sharp checkering. Bore is bright and sharp. Mechanics are excellent. All accessories are in near new condition. Minor wear on interior and exterior of case from years of storage. 49828-167 BWS (6,000-10,000) C&R – Lot 3118

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3120

*VERY RARE DWM 1914 DATE LUGER ARTILLERY PISTOL WITH HOLSTER.

SN 1187A. Cal. 9mm. 8″ bbl with fine tune front and rear sights & 4 digit SN on bottom. Rear sight parts have numbers that do not match. 1914 date above chamber. DWM scroll on center toggle link. Matching numbered toggle assembly down to the firing pin. “GERMANY” export marked on left frame rail. Matching numbered checkered walnut grips. Gun appears to have been reworked for commercial sales in the 20’s, with some small parts renumbered to match at the time. Wood bottom mag appears to have matching numbers that were added more recently. Brown leather “BDIII/1916” marked artillery holster with orig cleaning rod and contemporary Eagle/63 marked takedown tool. PROVENANCE: The William Smith Collection. CONDITION: Very good, retaining 90% 1920’s era blue with fading on bbl and grip straps. Sides of bbl and frame rails are corroding, sharp edges and corners are worn. Straw has been reheated and is currently 60%. Grips are worn and darkened. Bore is lightly frosted. Mag has a crack through the wood bottom. Mechanics are very good. Front of holster has cracking and flaking overall. Back is very good. Ears on cleaning rod flap have been replaced. Takedown tool and cleaning rod are very good. 50600-7 BWS (4,000-6,000) C&R – Lot 3120

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3121

*BEAUTIFUL ENGRAVED ARTILLERY LUGER WITH GOLD INLAY AND STAG GRIPS.

SN 3921E. Cal. 9mm. 8″ Artillery bbl with Artillery sights and full SN on bottom. 1917 date above chamber. DWM scroll on center toggle link. Imperial proofs on right receiver. Numbers are matching except for holdopen and trigger which are numbered 48. Stag grips. Plain wood bottom magazine. Foliate scroll engraving with pearl background covers about 60% of exterior surfaces of gun with gold line inlays on almost every major surface. Date on chamber, “P.08” on left frame, and SN on front are gold inlay. CONDITION: Excellent retaining 99%+ contemporary finish. Grips have very little wear. Bore is worn and pitted. Magazine body has light corrosion overall and wood bottom has minor chips. Mechanics are good. 50845-2 BWS (3,500-5,500) C&R – Lot 3121

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3122

*EXCEPTIONALLY FINE 1914 ARTILLERY LUGER WITH IDEAL TELESCOPING STOCK.

SN 3769. Cal. 9mm. 8″ bbl with adjustable front sight and slide adjustable rear sight on bbl with early fine tuning adjustment. Dated over chamber “1914” with toggle marked crown over “ERFURT” with Imperial proofs on bbl, receiver, toggle and trigger guard. 2-pc checkered walnut grips. Rust blue finish overall. Small parts finished in straw coloring with nickel finished wood based magazine. Artillery is accompanied with an Ideal manufactured telescoping holster stock complete with the Ideal adapter grips. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine overall, with very little wear, slight finish loss as to be expected at muzzle. High points of receiver, front and back straps with slight discoloration on left side of frame above grip. After detailed disassembly all parts found to be matching with exception of magazine which is a proper type but mis-numbered. The Ideal telescoping stock all metal is exceptionally fine with most finish remaining. Slight brown discoloration at butt end, but metal is very good overall. Leather has gone untreated and is somewhat brittle. Stitching has deteriorated and is no longer secure. Ideal conversion grips have been refinished at some previous date but appear to function and lock up appropriately. This Ideal stock was made for a 4″ Luger. 51033-69 TDW (3,500-4,500) C&R – Lot 3122

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3123

*◊ SIMSON REWORKED ARTILLERY LUGER.

SN 9301a. 8″ 9mm artillery bbl with fine tune front and rear adjustable sights. “1916” above chamber. “SIMSON & Co/SUHL” marked on center toggle link. Imperial proofs on right receiver. Originally a 1916 DWM, this gun was reworked by Simson and has a Simson toggle assembly and sideplate that were replaced and numbered to the gun and Eagle/6 proofed. All numbered parts on the gun are matching, except for the holdopen which is “03”. The correct style numbered wood bottom magazine is numbered “6609”. This gun is featured on p. 976 of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess’ The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Very fine retaining 95% original blue and 40% original straw. Gun has some scattered pitting on the left side of the bbl, above the right grip, and at the bottom of both gripstraps and stock lug. Bore is lightly pitted. Checkered walnut grips are moderately worn. Magazine is excellent. Mechanics are sound. 43475-704 BWS80 (2,000-3,500) C&R – Lot 3123

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3124

*RARE DWM 1920 COMMERCIAL NAVY LUGER.

SN 6615N. Cal. 30 Luger. 6″ Navy bbl, “GERMANY” stamped on left side, Crown/N above SN on bottom. 1920 above chamber. DWM scroll on center toggle link. 100/200 meter adjustable Navy sight on rear toggle link. Crown/N proof on left receiver. Unnumbered checkered walnut grips. Unnumbered Navy-style magazine with concentric rings. Numbered parts are matching. CONDITION: Very fine retaining 95% orig blue and 98% restored straw. Grip straps are starting to fade and corrode. Grips are lightly worn and oil soaked. Bore is bright and shiny. Magazine has little wear but a crack is starting on wood bottom. Mechanics are fine. 50662-12 BWS (3,000-6,000) C&R – Lot 3124

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3125

*RARE KIEL DOCK YARD MARKED 1906 NAVY LUGER WITH MATCHING MAGAZINE.

SN 8001A. Cal. 9mm. 6″ Navy bbl. “GERMANY” stamped by SN on bottom. “DWM” Scroll on center toggle. 100/200 meter adjustable Navy sight on rear toggle. Crown/M Navy proofs on left receiver. 2nd issue with “GESICHERT” safety mark in up position. Grip safety. Unnumbered checkered walnut grips. “W.K./4090” (Kiel Dock Yard weapon # 4090) on backstrap. Orig matching numbered wood bottom magazine with Navy concentric rings and Crown/M Navy proof. Numbered parts are matching. CONDITION: Very fine. 90% orig blue with restoration to bbl and sideplate. Light pitting on front grip strap, scattered light corrosion. Retains 30% orig straw. Grips are lightly worn with visible wood grain. Bore is worn with light pitting. Magazine is excellent with very little wear. Mechanics are fine. 50662-9 BWS (3,000-5,000) C&R – Lot 3125

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3126
Revised: 9/19/2016

Please Note: This gun is altered and not a genuine Kiel Dockyard gun.

*KIEL DOCKYARD MARKED DWM 1908 NAVY LUGER.

SN 5575. Cal. 9mm. 6″ Navy bbl with Crown/M proof above full SN on bottom. DWM scroll on center toggle link. 100/200 meter adjustable rear Navy sight. Crown/M proofs on left receiver. Large Crown/M proof on back of frame. Unnumbered checkered walnut grips. “W.K./11401” (Kiel Dockyard weapon #11401) Unit marked on backstrap. Re-numbered matching Navy magazine. Numbers on gun match. CONDITION: Fine, contemporary restoration to 98% blue and 95% straw. Grips are lightly worn with visible wood grain. Bore is bright and sharp. Magazine has light corrosion on body and minor chips on wood bottom. Mechanics are fine. 50662-6 BWS (2,500-4,500) C&R – Lot 3126

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3127

*RARE NAVY ISSUE LUGER 1940 42 CODE.

SN 5856i. Cal. 9mm. 4″ bbl with SN on bottom. 1940 date above chamber. “42” (Mauser) on center toggle link. Eagle/655 proofs on right receiver unnumbered. Eagle/655 proofed checkered walnut grips. “N/5097” (Nordsee Navy Weapon #5097) on backstrap. “fxo” black plastic bottom magazine. Numbers are matching down to the firing pin. CONDITION: Excellent retaining 98% orig bright blue with very light wear on sharp edges and corners and a few scattered light scratches. Grips are lightly worn with some indents to checkering. The bore has light pitting. Magazine body has scattered light corrosion and plastic bottom is excellent with no cracks or chips. Mechanics are excellent. 50662-10 BWS (2,500-4,500) C&R – Lot 3127

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3128

*RARE NAVY ISSUE 1938 S/42 LUGER.

SN 9185L. Cal. 9mm. 4″ bbl with Eagle/63 proof and SN on bottom. 1938 date above chamber. “S/42” (Mauser) on center toggle link. Eagle/63 proofs on right receiver. Unnumbered checkered walnut grips. “N/2745” (Nordsee Weapon #2745) on backstrap. Eagle/63 proofed aluminum bottom magazine that does not match. Numbers on gun are matching down to firing pin. CONDITION: Excellent retaining 95% orig blue with normal wear, and fading & corrosion on grip straps. Grips are lightly worn and oil soaked. Bore is worn and lightly pitted. Magazine has scattered corrosion on body and light dings on bottom. Mechanics are excellent. 50662-5 BWS (2,500-4,500) C&R – Lot 3128

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3129

*DWM 1906 NAVY LUGER FIRST ISSUE ALTERED.

SN 6258. Cal. 9mm. 6″ Navy bbl with full SN on bottom. DWM scroll on center toggle ring. 100/200 meter Navy adjustable rear sight. Crown/M proofs on left receiver. “GESICHERT” safety mark has been converted to up position. Mismatched checkered walnut grips. Other numbers on gun are matching with some parts including trigger, takedown lever, and magazine re-numbered to match. Grip safety. Wood bottom magazine with concentric rings. CONDITION: Fine, recent restoration to 97% blue and 90% straw. Light pitting is visible under blue on back of frame, left side of muzzle, and on grip safety. Grips are worn with a few gouges to checkering. Bore is worn and lightly pitted. Magazine has very little wear. Mechanics are fine. 50662-4 BWS (2,000-4,000) C&R – Lot 3129

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3130

*REPRODUCTION DWM 1916 NAVY LUGER.

SN 3234. Cal. 9mm. 6″ reproduction Navy bbl dated 1916 on sight base. Crown/M proof above full SN on bottom. 1916 date added above chamber. DWM scroll on center toggle link. Reproduction 100/200 meter Navy adjustable sight on rear toggle link. Crown/M proofs added on left receiver. 1916 date added on left frame. Unnumbered checkered walnut grips. Added unit mark “S W II/5” on backstrap. Reproduction Navy magazine has concentric rings, is Crown/M proofed, and has been numbered to match the gun. Numbered parts on gun are matching. CONDITION: Very fine retaining 97% blue and 85% straw. Grips are lightly worn with some chips to checkering. Bore is bright and sharp. Magazine is excellent. Mechanics are fine. 50662-11 BWS (1,500-2,500) C&R – Lot 3130

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3131

*◊ RARE KRIEGHOFF SIDE FRAME P CODE COMMERCIAL.

SN P691. Cal. 9mm. 4″ bbl with small Crown/N proof on bottom. “HK/KRIEGHOFF/SUHL” in anchor logo on center toggle link. Eagle/2 proofs on toggle assembly. Partial star stamped on right receiver. Small Crown/N proofs on left receiver and left frame. Left frame is marked “Heinrich Kreighoff/Waffenfabrik/Suhl”. P prefix on SN on front of frame. Numbered parts on gun are matching. Checkered brown plastic grips with border. Brown plastic bottom Swiss magazine with “P” on spine and Swiss Cross proof on plastic bottom. PROVENANCE: The Friedrich-Wilhelm Dauphin Collection, Germany. CONDITION: Excellent, retaining 95% bright orig blue. Minor fading towards muzzle on sideplate and on rear grip strap. Strawed parts have been reheated to 95%. Right side of magazine release button retains 95% bright fire blue. Grips are bright and sharp. Bore is bright and sharp. Magazine has very little wear. Mechanics are fine. 49828-191 BWS (7,000-14,000) C&R – Lot 3131

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3132

*◊ SUPER RARE LAST KRIEGHOFF VOPO LUGER SN 75 WITH MATCHING MAGAZINE.

SN 75. Cal. 9mm. 4″ bbl with post-war Eagle/N, Crown/N, and later “9mmP” on bottom. Blank chamber and toggle. “1001” (Ernst Thaelmann manufacturer’s mark) on left receiver. Dark brown plastic VoPo grips with borders and concentric circles. Machined aluminum bottom mag with manufacturers mark on body and matching SN on bottom. One of less than 150 trial Lugers crudely made in 1953 in East Germany using Kriegoff’s production equipment. Crude machine marks on most surfaces. PROVENANCE: The Friedrich-Wilhelm Dauphin Collection, Germany. CONDITION: Excellent, retaining 98% orig blue with normal wear on sharp edges and corners. Grips have very little wear. Bore is bright and sharp. Mechanics are excellent. Mag is in near new condition. 49828-7 BWS (5,500-7,500) C&R – Lot 3132

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3133

*RARE KRIEGHOFF I SERIES COMMERCIAL LUGER.

SN 5910I. Cal. 7.65mm. 4″ bbl. “DWM” in script marked toggle with “Heinrich Krieghoff/Waffenfabrik/Suhl”. Left side of upper receiver Crown N proof chamber blank. Bbl SN with I series and Crown N. After detailed disassembly, all numbered parts are matching throughout. 2-pc commercial walnut grips numbered to gun with Krieghoff stainless steel unnumbered magazine. Early Krieghoff Lugers were to be sold commercially and were made by DWM. The I series being considered the first legitimate Krieghoff’s. These were manufactured in the mid-1920’s to ’30’s. Krieghoff did not manufacture their own Luger until 1935 and they were for the Luftwaffe. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine, with most all blue finish remaining with exception of high points which is to be expected. Most all straw finish remains on levers, trigger and magazine. An exceptionally fine example of a rare pre-war commercial Krieghoff. 51033-53 TDW (2,500-5,000) C&R – Lot 3133

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3134

*◊ DWM 1900 UNRELIEVED SWISS LUGER SN 424.

SN 424. Cal. 7.65 Para. 4-3/4″ bbl with Swiss proof on upper left and full SN on bottom. Front sight blade has been filed down to make it more narrow. Swiss cross in sunburst above chamber. DWM scroll on center toggle link. Dished toggles. Swiss cross proofs on toggle assembly and left receiver. Early style flat safety lever with 90 degree checkering. Numbers on gun are matching, including matching numbered checkered walnut grips. Takedown lever and magazine release button have early style numbering on right side. Grip safety. Unrelieved frame. With proper Swiss wood bottom magazine with steel disks and early flat button. PROVENANCE: The Friedrich-Wilhelm Dauphin Collection, Germany. CONDITION: Excellent, retaining 95% Swiss arsenal blue & straw. Blue on back of rear toggle has been touched up. Light corrosion is starting on grip straps. Grips are lightly worn and darkened. There is holster stud indent on right grip. Bore is bright and sharp. Magazine has very little wear. Mechanics are excellent. 49828-20 BWS (7,500-11,500) C&R – Lot 3134

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3135

*BEAUTIFUL DWM 1900 SWISS LUGER.

SN 2522. Cal. 30. 4-3/4″ bbl with Swiss cross proof on left side and full SN on bottom. Swiss cross in sunburst above chamber. DWM scroll on center toggle link. Dished toggles, Swiss proof on rear toggle link. Swiss proofs on left receiver. Matching numbered checkered walnut grips. Grip safety. Relieved frame. Numbers are matching. Proper Swiss wood bottom magazine with steel disks. CONDITION: Excellent retaining 98% bright Swiss Arsenal blue and straw with light wear on corners and a few minor scratches . Some corrosion is starting on bottom of front grip strap. Grips retain orig color and checkering is sharp. Bore is bright and sharp. Magazine has very little wear. Mechanics are excellent. 50662-1 BWS (4,000-6,000) C&R – Lot 3135

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3136

*EXCEPTIONAL MAUSER BANNER 1941 POLICE EAGLE L LUGER & RIG WITH TWO MATCHING MAGAZINES.

SN 495y. Cal. 9mm Parabellum. Extraordinary Mauser Banner Luger, “1941” chamber date, with 4″ bbl, drift adjustable front sight and fixed rear sight. Mauser banner on middle toggle link. Full SN and letter suffix on forward frame with full SN repeated on left receiver. Unnumbered bbl marked with bore diameter. Eagle “L” proof on right side of receiver with sear safety. Fitted with full checkered walnut grips that are unnumbered. Accompanied by two matching numbered magazines in an “A. FISCHER / BERLIN C.2 / 1942″ marked orig black leather holster. The #2 magazine is a “HAENEL SCHMEISSER PATENT” & the other a standard magazine. No takedown tool. A nicer, as issued, WWII German Police Luger rig would be extremely difficult to find. PROVENANCE: Ex Doug Smith Collection. The William Smith Collection. CONDITION: Extraordinarily fine, all matching including two magazines & grips. Approx 98-99% crisp orig salt blue excepting around stock lug where there is a small area of discoloration. Sear safety pin is correctly in-the-white. Grips are very sharply checkered with minimal oil discoloration. Excellent condition magazines with the #1 magazine having been lightly cleaned above the follower button. Near mirror bore. Perfect manual mechanics. Outstanding holster with orig white stitching showing no evidence of repolishing or staining. 50600-6 (6,000-8,000) C&R – Lot 3136

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3137

*RARE 1936 DUTCH MAUSER BANNER LUGER.

SN 2074. Cal. 9mm. 4″ bbl with full SN on bottom. 1936 date above chamber. Mauser banner on center toggle link. Crown/U (Oberndorf) proof on left receiver. “RUST” marked safety. “K.M.” stamped on front grip strap. Mismatched checkered walnut grips. Other numbers on gun are matching down to firing pin. Sideplate is a replacement that has been numbered to match. Magazine has Eagle/655 proof and numbers that do not match. CONDITION: Fine, restored to 98% blue and straw. Scattered areas of pitting are visible under blue. Grips are worn and oil soaked with gouges to checkering. Bore is worn and pitted. Magazine has little wear. Mechanics are fine. 50662-2 BWS (2,000-3,000) C&R – Lot 3137

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3138

*EXCEPTIONAL 42/41 MAUSER CODE P-08 LUGER AND RIG.

SN 3406O. Cal.9mm. 4″ bbl, blue finish overall with 2-pc checkered walnut grips. Chamber dated “41” with toggle marked “42”, being German code for Mauser. Left side of chamber has full “5406” SN. Right side of chamber has German inspection “Eagle 655”. Frame SN 3406 (o) series. Gun has two FXO Eagle 37 unnumbered aluminum bottomed magazines. With Eagle 655 inspected takedown/loading tool and egr42 hard shell P-08 holster. After detailed disassembly, all numbered parts are matching. CONDITION: Very fine overall, with slight finish loss at muzzle and side of front sight from holster carry. Trigger plate having similar finish loss as well as leading edges of frame. Very bottom of frontstrap and stock lug all have typical holster carry finish loss. Walnut grips are very fine with only slight wear at very bottom edges. Magazines are excellent with most blue finish remaining. Holster has most black finish remaining with just slight wear and good bold white cotton stitching. A very fine Luger rig. 51033-77 TDW (2,500-4,000) C&R – Lot 3138

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3139

*SUPERB S/42 CODE MAUSER 1937 LUGER.

SN 7912+. Cal. 9mm. 4″ bbl. A prime example Mauser Code 1937 manufactured P-08 Luger. After detailed disassembly, all numbered parts were found to be matching and in very fine condition. 2-pc checkered walnut grips. Standard 08 pattern with stock lug and matching aluminum based 8-rnd magazine. Blue finish overall and being made by Mauser has no straw components. Comes with second, mismatched but proper, period aluminum based magazine. Nicely German inspected Eagle 63. CONDITION: Very good overall, with mild holster wear at muzzle and bottom of grip. High point of trigger plate has been slightly worn as has backstrap and stock lug. Bore and mechanics are exceptional. A very nice early S/42 Luger. 51033-76 TDW (1,800-2,800) C&R – Lot 3139

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3140

*EXCEPTIONALLY RARE DWM MODEL 1902 FAT BARREL AMERICAN EAGLE LUGER ATTRIBUTED TO WINCHESTER COLLECTION.

SN 22655. Cal. 9mm. 4″ fat bbl with American Eagle crest over chamber. “DWM” in script over toggle. Old style cocking knobs and latch. SN “226555” in the commercial series with “German” underneath SN. 2-pc checkered walnut grips with inspectors markings inside. Nickel wood based magazine with period markings in script “Cal.9m/m”. Inscribed on left frame flat “W.R.A. Co./10-9-05”. Pattern 02 made without stock lug. Fat bbl variations are extremely uncommon and the likely association with Winchester Repeating Arms Co.Firearms Reference Collection, make this an exceptionally intriguing Luger. CONDITION: As new as restored. Bore and mechanics are exceptional with 100% of straw finish remaining. Rust blue finish overall is exceptional. All markings are crisp and legible. 2-pc walnut grips are very good with moderate wear and slight oil staining towards base. Very fine overall. 51033-66 TDW (10,000-15,000) C&R – Lot 3140

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3141

*EXCEPTIONALLY FINE DWM MODEL 1900 AMERICAN EAGLE LUGER.

SN 13353. Cal. 7.65mm. 4-3/4″ bbl with dovetailed front sight. Toggle assembly is “DWM” marked with old style cocking knobs and old style extractor. American Eagle crest over chamber. Frame serial numbered on front with “Germany” marking underneath for export with bright polish safety position. After detailed disassembly, all numbered parts are matching. 2-pc fine checkered walnut grips are numbered to match. Early pattern made without stock lug. Commercial SN range with approximately 12,000 total production having been produced. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine, with most all blue finish remaining. Excellent bore and crisp mechanics. Proper bright internal polish internally with superb straw finish remaining on safety, takedown lever, trigger, mag release, ejector and extractor. Magazine correct unnumbered nickel wooden base commercial magazine. An exceptionally fine example of the 1900 American Eagle with only slight edge wear at muzzle, high points of the frame extension and very bottom of frame. 51033-64 TDW (5,000-10,000) C&R – Lot 3141

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3142

*◊ RARE 1902 DWM AMERICAN EAGLE “FAT BARREL” LUGER.

SN 23146. Cal. 9 mm. 4″ “Fat Barrel” with “BUG” proofs and full SN on bottom. American Eagle crest above chamber. “DWM” scroll on center toggle link. Dished toggles. “BU” proofs on toggle assembly and left receiver. “GERMANY” export marked below SN on front of frame. Numbered parts are matching. Proper 6-point stars on backs of orig unnumbered checkered walnut grips. Grip safety. Wood bottom mag with flaming bomb proof on bottom. PROVENANCE: The Friedrich-Wilhelm Dauphin Collection, Germany. CONDITION: Fine, retaining 93% orig blue with scattered light corrosion that is turning brown on grip straps and grip safety. Retains 80% orig straw with corrosion. Grips are lightly worn, wood grain is still visible. Bore is worn with light pitting. Mechanics are fine. Mag has little wear and a few minor dings on bottom. 49828-104 BWS (5,000-8,000) C&R – Lot 3142

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3143

*1900 AMERICAN EAGLE LUGER, CHECKERED SAFETY, MARKED GERMANY.

SN 8098. Cal. 30. Early production M1900 American Eagle Luger made by DWM having a 4-3/4″ bbl with a drift adjustable front sight. Fixed rear sight on rear toggle. Deeply imprinted American eagle over chamber. Correct early breech block and extractor. Dished toggles with anti-bounce lock. Short head checkered safety. Full SN under bbl and forward frame that has also been imprinted with “GERMANY”, typical for exported pistols. Disassembly shows all matching small parts that have been numbered in the usual commercial manner. Checkered wood grips. Left grip is matching; right grip, slightly loose, is unnumbered. Fitted with correct unmarked wood base magazine. PROVENANCE: The William Smith Collection. CONDITION: Approx 50-60% orig blue with considerable fading as might be expected from extended use. Grip straps faded to grey. Comparable condition small parts with most of the straw having faded from the front of the safety lever. Grips with blunted checkering and minor losses. Comparable condition magazine whose body has been lightly cleaned. Worn, dull bore with shallow rifling. Perfect manual mechanics. A nice representative gun for the early collector. 50600-8 (3,000-5,000) C&R – Lot 3143

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3144

*DWM 1906 AMERICAN EAGLE LUGER PISTOL 4-3/4″ BARREL.

SN 35979. Cal. 30 Luger. 4-3/4″ bbl with full SN on bottom and period replacement front sight. American Eagle above chamber. DWM scroll on center toggle link. “GERMANY” marked under SN on front of frame. Numbered parts are matching. Un-numbered checkered walnut grips. Grip safety. Proper “GERMANY” marked wood bottom magazine. PROVENANCE: The William Smith Collection. CONDITION: Vintage restoration retaining 90% blue and 20% straw, scattered corrosion and light pitting overall. Grip straps are fading to bare metal. Grips are worn and oil soaked. Magazine is worn and corroded. Bore is worn with light pitting. Mechanics are good. 50600-9 BWS (2,500-3,500) C&R – Lot 3144

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3145

*◊ VERY FINE DWM 1900 LUGER IN FANTASTIC TRAVEL CASE.

SN 8522. Cal. 7.65 Para. 4-3/4″ bbl with full SN on bottom. “DWM” scroll on center toggle link. Dished toggles. No apparent proofs except for flaming bomb under chamber next to stop lug. “BP” in shield on right frame next to takedown lever. Numbered parts are matching, including checkered walnut grips. Grip safety. Plain wood bottom mag. In an ornate black leather travel case with silver plated fittings, corner reinforcements, and a black oil-cloth covered bottom. Fitted blue velvet interior with extra red plastic bottom 29 Swiss mag, empty box of Gustav Genschow ammo, cleaning rod/oiler, and pin punch. Orig key to case is also included. PROVENANCE: The Friedrich-Wilhelm Dauphin Collection, Germany. CONDITION: Very fine, retaining 90% blue with corrosion fading to brown light pitting on bbl and grip straps. Retains 60% orig straw with corrosion overall. Grips are lightly worn and oil soaked. Bore is worn with light pitting. Mechanics are fine. Orig mag has light pitting on body and chips on bottom, extra mag has well worn plastic bottom. Ammo box is lightly worn with a tear near the upper right corner. Cleaning rod/oiler and pin punch have little wear. Case is beautiful with minor scuffs on leather and some fading on silver plating. There is a tear in the upper left bottom corner. Velvet interior has light wear and minor stains from pistol and accessories. 49828-81 (8,000-12,000) C&R – Lot 3145

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3146

*◊ CASED DWM UNRELIEVED 1900 PRESENTATION LUGER SN 525.

SN 525. Cal. 7.65 Para. 4-3/4″ bbl with full SN on bottom. Very ornate monogram above chamber. DWM scroll on center toggle link. Dished toggles. Early safety lever with 90 degree checkering. Early style numbering on right side of takedown lever and magazine release button. No apparent “BUG” proofs. Matching numbered checkered walnut grips. Grip safety. Unrelieved frame, with three orig flat button unrelieved plain wood bottom mags, cleaning rod/oiler, and takedown tool in a green felt lined fitted Luger case with black coated canvas paper exterior. Case has metal fittings and leather carry handle with lock and orig key. The initials “M.F.Z.” are on the lid. PROVENANCE: The Friedrich-Wilhelm Dauphin Collection, Germany. CONDITION: Very fine, retaining 95% orig blue with light corrosion overall, fading to brown on grip straps. High surface of sideplate is wearing and there is a ding on left frame behind sideplate. Straw has been reheated to 90%. Grips are lightly worn and oil soaked. Bore is sharp with light spotting. Mechanics are very fine. Mags are excellent with scattered corrosion on bodies. Rod/oiler and takedown tool have very little wear (handle is a replacement). Case is in beautiful condition, with very little external wear. Interior is stained and worn from normal use. 49828-23 BWS (10,000-13,000) C&R – Lot 3146

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3147

*FANTASTIC AND AUTHENTIC GERMAN DEATH’S HEAD LUGER WITH ORIGINAL DEATH’S HEAD EMBOSSED HOLSTER.

SN 6745H. Cal. 9mm. Orig Death’s head Luger with holster as brought back. This gun was originally a “DWM” Imperial proof gun with crown over “N” proofs which was taken into SS service prior to 1941. The SS had great difficulty procuring ordnance equipment through normal channels prior to the invasion of Russia. It was their practice to acquire appropriate guns and parts where ever they could, scrub some of the markings, and mark them for their own service. Death’s head clearly visible above chamber with orig proofs as noted. Mag numbered 4701 does not match, nor do grip panels, otherwise numbers appear matching on frame, bbl, take down plate, take down latch, safety, toggle and extractor. Accompanying leather holster is also a period re-work with re-positioned belt loops and fastener and sports an orig Death’s head embossed on the outside of the flap. Illegible ink marking on inside of top flap with only partially legible makers mark on back of holster “NEU-ULM” with logo more clearly visible. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish fine, orig condition as captured with about 75% finish thinning to a pleasing gray patina and wear to bare metal at the high points, 30% or less of straw remaining almost exclusively in protected areas. Grips show wear to the checkering and all too typical chip missing below the safety. Bore is shiny and bright, worn lands with some light pitting. Leather holster is good to very good with solid stitching and completely serviceable starting to wrinkle and just beginning to flake. Truly authentic examples of this kind are seldom found and any shortcomings anyone could perceive with the condition are far outweighed by the scarcity of this specimen. Death’s head marking is haunting to any observer. 50821-9 JWK66 (8,000-15,000) C&R – Lot 3147

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3148

*◊ EXTREMELY RARE TURKISH ARMY OFFICER MAUSER LUGER WITH MATCHING MAGAZINE.

SN 2061. Cal. 9 mm. 4″ bbl with Eagle/63 proof and four digit SN on bottom. Crown/U proof on front of sight base. 1936 date above chamber. Early small 9 stave Mauser banner logo on center toggle link. Tiny Eagle/63 proof on back of frame. Crescent Moon with Star, “TC”, “Subaylara/mahsustur” (officer’s property) on right receiver, with tiny Eagle/63 proof in center. Crown/U proof on left receiver. Eagle/63 proof on stop lug. Numbers on gun are matching down to the firing pin. Eagle/63 proof on right frame next to takedown lever. Checkered walnut grips are unnumbered. Orig matching numbered mag has aluminum bottom and Eagle/63 proof. PROVENANCE: The Friedrich-Wilhelm Dauphin Collection, Germany. CONDITION: Fine, retaining 80% orig blue with most surfaces turning brown with corrosion and/or light pitting. 25% orig straw is visible. Grips are worn and oil soaked dark. Bore is bright and sharp. Mechanics are fine. Mag has normal wear and a few spots of pitting on body, aluminum bottom is excellent. 49828-42 (15,000-20,000) C&R – Lot 3148

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3149

*◊ SUPER RARE MAUSER TURKISH SECURITY POLICE LUGER SN 128.

SN 128. Cal. 9mm. 4″ bbl with full SN and Eagle/63 proof on bottom. Turkish “TC” crest above chamber. Early small 9 staved Mauser banner logo on center toggle link. Crown/U on breech block. “Emniyet Isleri / Umum Mudurlugu” (Directorate of Public Security) next to Eagle/63 proof on right receiver. Left checkered walnut grip is unnumbered, right grip doesn’t match. Eagle/63 proof on right frame next to takedown lever. Plain aluminum bottom mag. PROVENANCE: The Friedrich-Wilhelm Dauphin Collection, Germany. CONDITION: Very good, retaining 60% orig blue that is fading and/or corroding to brown overall. Strawed parts are corroding with 25% orig straw still visible. Grips are worn and oil soaked black. Bore is worn with frosting. Mechanics are good. Mag has light corrosion overall. 49828-9 BWS (5,000-10,000) C&R – Lot 3149

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3150

*◊ SUPER RARE FIXED SIGHT CHILEAN PROTOTYPE LUGER WITH PUSH BUTTON STOCK.

SN 10012. Cal. 7.65 Para. 7″ bbl with “BUG” proofs and full SN on bottom. “DWM” scroll on center toggle link. Dished toggles. Fixed rear sight. “BU” proofs on toggle assembly and left receiver. Flaming bomb proof in front of frame as well. Chilean prototype range SN on front of frame. Numbers on gun are matching including checkered walnut grips. Grip safety. Plain wood bottom mag. With push button walnut stock that has large font numbers stamped on left side near lug that match the gun. PROVENANCE: The Friedrich-Wilhelm Dauphin Collection, Germany. CONDITION: Very fine, restored to 97% blue and 90% straw with normal wear on edges and corners. Grips are lightly worn with visible wood grain. Bore is bright and sharp. Mechanics are fine. Mag has minor dings on wood bottom. Stock is in similar condition. 49828-90 BWS (10,000-20,000) C&R – Lot 3150

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3151

*◊ RARE CASED VENEZUELAN 1906 COMMERCIAL LUGER.

SN 33780. Cal. 7.65 Para. 4-3/4″ bbl with “BUG” proofs and full SN on bottom. Venezuelan crest above chamber. “DWM” scroll on center toggle link. “BU” proofs on toggle assembly and left receiver. Numbers on gun are matching, including on checkered walnut grips. Takedown lever appears to be later matching replacement. Grip safety. With three proper plain wood bottom mags, takedown tool, and box of proper era Gustav Genschow ammo (empty), in a maroon velvet lined fitted black leatherette case with metal fittings and leather carry handle. PROVENANCE: The Friedrich-Wilhelm Dauphin Collection, Germany. CONDITION: Very fine, retaining 97% orig blue with areas of light pitting near muzzle, on sideplate, and on grip safety & grip strap. 80% orig straw with touch-up to takedown lever and safety lever. Grips are lightly worn and oil soaked. Bore is worn with pitting. Mechanics are fine. Mags have normal light wear. Takedown tool is excellent. Ammo box is beautiful with bright color and little wear. Interior of case has normal wear and staining from pistol and accessories. Exterior has light wear and leather handle has come off. Leatherette is worn through on corners. 49828-116 BWS (7,500-15,000) C&R – Lot 3151

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3152

*◊ RARE 4″ PERSIAN LUGER WITH MATCHING MAGAZINE AND WOOD CASE.

SN 1054. Cal. 9 mm. 4″ bbl with full SN on bottom. Persian crest above chamber, Farsi writing on center toggle link and right receiver. Oberndorf Crown/U proof on left receiver. Extractor and safety are marked in Farsi. Numbers on gun are matching in Farsi down to the toggle pin and firing pin. Checkered walnut grips are unnumbered. Orig mag has matching numbers in Farsi. In a Farsi marked wood box that appears to be an orig Persian military box for this gun, shipping labels from Lufthansa cargo are on bottom, lid is missing. PROVENANCE: The Friedrich-Wilhelm Dauphin Collection, Germany. CONDITION: Very fine, retaining 90% orig blue with most wear on grip straps that are fading to light brown pitting. Retains 70% orig straw with corrosion overall. Grips are sharp and oil soaked. Bore is bright and sharp. Mag has minor dings and scratches. Mechanics are fine. Orig box is solid with some chips on sharp edges. 49828-34 BWS (7,000-12,000) C&R – Lot 3152

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3153

*RARE PERSIAN MAUSER 4″ LUGER RIG.

SN 3518. Cal. 9mm. SN “1903” with Crown U proof on left side of receiver. Full SN on front of receiver in Farsi and left side of chamber. Pahlavi crowned lion crest above chamber. Farsi script on center toggle link “Parabellum Short Model 1314”, (in Farsi 1314 being a Gregorian year 1935), next to a Persian proof on right side of receiver. Left side of receiver has a horizontal Crown U proof next to a full SN in Farsi. Upper safe position and extractor are marked “Safe and Loaded” in Farsi. All numbered parts on gun are matching in Farsi. Checkered walnut grips, proper Persian aluminum bottom magazine with matching numbers in Farsi. Accompanying this gun is the Persian pattern holster and spare magazine both numbered and matching in Farsi. CONDITION: Very fine, with typical light holster wear at muzzle, high points of trigger plate, and front edges of frame. Several very small scratches on backstrap above stock lug. Grips are excellent with light wear at bases and more than half of the period straw finish remains on trigger, levers and magazine release. An exceptional Persian rig. 51033-68 TDW (4,000-8,000) C&R – Lot 3153

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3154

*◊ EXTRAORDINARY CASED 1906 FRENCH LUGER WITH ACCESSORIES.

SN 29535. Cal. 7.65 Para. 4-3/4″ bbl marked “Manufacture francaise d’Armes & Cycles de Saint-Etienne” on top, and “BUG” proofs and full SN on bottom. “DWM” scroll on center toggle link. “BU” proofs on toggle assembly, and left receiver. Numbers on gun are matching, including checkered walnut grips. Grip safety. In an orig fitted mahogany case, with red velvet lining. Compartments for 2 wood bottom mags, a Vaseline tin, cleaning rod/oiler, and takedown tool. Compartment for ammo is empty. Inside lid is gold embossed “MANUFRANCE/SAINT-ETIENNE/LOIRE”. Box has brass fittings and hinges. PROVENANCE: The Friedrich-Wilhelm Dauphin Collection, Germany. CONDITION: Very fine, retaining 95% blue and straw, with light corrosion overall. Grips are sharp with visible wood grain. Bore is worn with light pitting. Mechanics are fine. Mags have pitting on bodies, wood bottom on extra mag is worn down. Vaseline tin has light corrosion and proper patina for age. Rod/oiler, and takedown tool are excellent. Box has normal wear on exterior with scuffs and minor chips on edges and corners. Red velvet interior is bright with indentations and oil stains from gun and accessories. 49828-110 (3,500-7,500) C&R – Lot 3154

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3155

*◊ VERY RARE 1900 BULGARIAN LUGER SN 20001 IN CASE.

SN 20001. Cal. 7.65 Para. 4-3/4″ bbl with non-matching SN on bottom. This gun is SN 20001, possibly the first 1900 Bulgarian made. Most of these guns were later re-barreled to 9mm as probably happened to this gun. This bbl is a proper 1900 Bulgarian bbl SN 20941 (from one of the last 1900 Bulgarians) that returns it to the proper Cal. 7.65 configuration. Bulgarian crest above chamber. DWM scroll on center toggle link. Dished toggles. Cyrillic marked safety. Matching numbered checkered walnut grips. Proper plain wood bottom magazine. In a vintage fitted brown leather Luger case with leather handle and brass lock with a red felt interior. Inside lid has a leather label “La Portena America y Cuchilleria Casa Introductora Fundada en 1857 de Juan Canedo 611 Rivadavia 611 Buenos Aires and Unico Agente de las renombradas Escopetas y Revolveres de P. Webley & Son Birmingham”. PROVENANCE: The Friedrich-Wilhelm Dauphin Collection, Germany. CONDITION: Very good. Retains 60% orig blue and 30% orig straw with fading, corrosion, and areas of light pitting overall. Grips are lightly worn with visible wood grain. Bore is sharp with light corrosion. Magazine has chips in bottom. Mechanics are good. Leather on case retains orig color with many dents and some minor scuffs. Interior is lightly worn with some small pieces of felt missing. 49828-100 BWS (5,000-10,000) C&R – Lot 3155

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3156

*RARE BOLIVIAN LUGER.

SN 52512. Cal. 9mm. 4″ bbl with full SN on bottom, Bolivian crest above chamber. “CARCADO” marked extractor. DWM scroll on center toggle link. “EJERCITO De BOLIVIA” on right frame rail. “SEGURO” marked safety. No holdopen. Checkered walnut grips. Portuguese wood bottom magazine with triangle in circle proof. CONDITION: Fine. Vintage restoration retaining 90% blue and straw. Scattered light corrosion, rear grip strap is worn down to metal with light pitting. Grips are lightly worn and the right grip has an indent from the stud on holster. Bore is worn with light pitting. Magazine body has scattered corrosion and there is light wear on wood bottom. Mechanics are fine. 50662-3 BWS (3,000-5,000) C&R – Lot 3156

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3157

*TOTENKOPF DWM 1917 LUGER.

SN 479. Cal. 9mm. 4″ bbl with full SN on bottom. Contemporary looking Totenkopf (Death’s head) above 1917 date above chamber. DWM scroll on center toggle link. Imperial proofs on right receiver. Matching numbered walnut grips. Parts on gun are matching down to firing pin. Wood bottom magazine has been re-numbered to match. CONDITION: Retains about 85% orig blue and 40% orig straw with corrosion and fading overall. Grips are lightly worn with visible wood grain. Bore is lightly corroded. Magazine body has scattered pitting and bottom is lightly worn. Mechanics are fine. 50662-13 BWS (1,500-2,500) C&R – Lot 3157

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3158

*1900 DWM COMMERCIAL LUGER.

SN 4918. Cal. 30 Luger. 4-3/4″ bbl with BUG proofs above full SN on bottom. Blank chamber DWM scroll on center toggle link. Dished toggles. BU proofs on toggle assembly and left receiver. “GERMANY” export marked on front of frame below SN. Matching numbered checkered walnut grips. Grip safety. Proper wood bottom magazine. Numbered parts on gun are matching. CONDITION: Very fine retaining 95% orig blue and straw. Front grip strap and trigger guard are fading with light pitting starting. Frame has a few scattered spots of light corrosion. Bore is bright and sharp. Grips are lightly worn and oil soaked. Magazine has little wear. Mechanics are fine. 50662-7 BWS (2,500-4,000) C&R – Lot 3158

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3159

*FANTASTIC BENKE/THIEMANN STOCKED LUGER 1923 COMMERCIAL.

SN 86848. Cal. 30 Luger. 4″ bbl with Crown/N proof above full SN on bottom. DEM scroll on center toggling. Crown/N proof on left receiver. “GERMANY” export marked below SN on front of frame. Proper wood bottom magazine. Fitted with a beautiful BENKE/THIEMANN folding stock that replaces orig grips. Stock is marked “PATENT BENKE/THIEMANN D.R.P.u.A.P.” on left side. Right side of stock has SN 000016. CONDITION: Excellent. Gun retains 98% orig bright blue and 95% orig bright straw. Very minor wear on sharp edges and corners. Bore is bright and sharp. Magazine is excellent with little wear. Stock has been restored to 98% bright blue. Mechanics are excellent. 50754-6 BWS (18,000-25,000) C&R – Lot 3159

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3160

VERY RARE BENKE THIEMANN SHOULDER STOCK FOR LUGER.

SN NSN. Pressed metal, folding stock marked “PATENT BENKE/THIEMANN D.R.P.u.A.P.” on left side. Right side has SN 000206. Designed to replace the orig grips on a Luger and fold out into a shoulder stock. Only a few hundred were made, and very few are known to exist. PROVENANCE: The Friedrich-Wilhelm Dauphin Collection, Germany. CONDITION: Very fine, retaining 90% orig black finish with normal wear on edges and corners, and a few areas of corrosion and light pitting. Mechanics are fine. 49828-199 BWS (10,000-14,000) – Lot 3160

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3161

*◊ EXTREMELY RARE CASED KARL NEDBAL 45 CALIBER LUGER.

SN 140449. Cal. 45ACP. Blank chamber, blank toggle, “NK” on back of rear toggle link. “NK” under SN on front of frame. “PDT” on bottom of receiver. Full SN also appears under receiver in front of stop lug. Small “8” assembly numbers on many parts including checkered walnut grips. Grip safety. Two machined aluminum .45 cal mags with wood bottoms. In a fitted walnut case with maroon velvet interior having brass fittings and orig key. One of very few .45 Lugers custom made by Karl Nedbal who opened his shop in 1990. PROVENANCE: The Friedrich-Wilhelm Dauphin Collection, Germany. CONDITION: Excellent, gun is in the white with very little wear. Extractor and grip screws have bright fire blue. Small parts have dull straw. Grips are sharp and retain orig color with beautiful wood grain. Bore is bright and sharp. Mechanics are excellent. Mags have very little wear. Case is in excellent condition with very little external wear. Interior has typical oil stains from gun and extra mag. 49828-146 BWS (12,000-18,000) – Lot 3161

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3162

*SCARCE KRIEGSMARINE MAUSER HSC.

SN 735181. Cal. 7.65 MM. 3-3/4″ bbl. Checkered walnut grips. Matching SN’s throughout. Prominently marked with German Kriegsmarine property marks on front strap. Gun was post-war issued to Norwegian Police and so marked on slide. CONDITION: Exceptional overall, with most all orig blue remaining with exception of minor finish loss on front strap and leading edges of slide from holster carry. Slide and frame both numbered “5203” as a Norwegian Police inventory number. Has proper military non-marked mag. Mechanics and bore are excellent. 50597-1 TDW (400-1,000) C&R – Lot 3162

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3163

*SPECTACULAR WALTHER PPK, CALIBER 6.35MM (.25 ACP).

SN 778499. Cal. 6.35 mm. Stunning, near new, Walther PPK with high polish salt blue in the super rare 6.35 caliber. Standard configuration PPK with 3.25″ bbl having fixed front and rear sights separated by matted rib. Left side of slide with 90 degree safety marked with Walther banner followed by 2-line inscription that includes “Cal. 6.35 m/m” suffixed by “Mod. PPK”. Crown N proofing on right side of bbl hood and right side of slide. Full SN on right frame, vertically oriented behind trigger. Single piece mottled brown wrap-around grip secured with a single transverse screw. Slide disassembly shows a matching hand inscribed “499”. Correct unmarked magazine with 7 indicator holes on right side and internal sleeve for the smaller 6.35 mm cartridge. CONDITION: Better than 99% bright orig salt blue with only the most minute sharp edge wear at the muzzle and a tiny fleck of wear at the top of the frontstrap. Comparable condition grip that shows no cracks under the rear tang or around the grip screw escutcheons. Mirror bore. Perfect manual mechanics. It would be virtually impossible to improve upon this all original, super condition pistol! 51069-1 LMA (19,000-25,000) – Lot 3163

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3164

*INCREDIBLY SCARCE AND AUTHENTIC LUFTWAFFE ISSUE WALTHER PPK.

SN 213908K. Cal. 7.65mm. This is a pre 1940 crown over “N” proofed PPK probably purchased by military procurement office from Guns on hand at distributors in keeping with policies put in place after WWI. This particular specimen hand stamped “N.11. Fl. H. Kdtr. Mhm.” which indicates Nummer 11 Flughafenbereichkommandanturen Mannheim, which translates to “Number 11, airfield area command Mannheim”. This was part of a permanent fixed base system that handled supply and administrative tasks. Aside from this marking this is a typical pre-war commercial Walther PPK with attractive brown grips and Walther banner mag with matching brown finger extension. CONDITION: Extremely fine high lustrous commercial finish with some high edge wear near muzzle and the front end of the slide as it typical with finish thinning to gray patina along the bore line noticeable on the right side. Grips appear undamaged. Safety is a gray patina. Bore is shiny and bright with some frosting. This is a great opportunity to acquire a fine pre-war Walther PPK with a particularly special & desirable set of markings. 50821-10 JWK67 (4,000-10,000) C&R – Lot 3164

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3165

STERLING SILVER SALVER GIVEN BY JOACHIM VON RIBBENTROP TO HEINRICH HIMMLER, CHRISTMAS 1940.

Large round silver platter measures 17-3/8″ in diameter and 2-1/4″ in height, weighing about 48 troy ounces. “SS RUNES” decorates the obverse upper lip in 1-3/8″ characters. The reverse rim “MEINEM FREUNDE HEINRICH HIMMLER” on opposite edge is facsimile of Ribbentrop’s signature, about 5″ across and beneath the signature is “WEIHNACHTEN 1940”. Makers mark “H.J.WILM / BERLIN” is found on base as well as “925” marking. This salver is illustrated on two full color pages in World War II German War Booty – A study in Photographs, Thomas M. Johnson, 2003, pgs 276 & 277. Accompanying lot is a signed affidavit from Dan Lane of Dallas, TX who stated “As a special agent in counterintelligence, U.S. Forces, while on assignment in Bavaria looking for high German officials wanted for questioning in connection with war crimes and the whereabouts of Hitler, Himmler, and other top Nazi leaders, I made a special trip to Himmler’s hunting lodge. This lodge was located in the mountains some 30 miles southwest of Tegernsee in Bavaria. After a thorough search of the lodge itself I discovered these personal items of Himmler hidden away behind a concealed movable panel in the large study of the lodge…” PROVENANCE: Dan Lane, Dallas, TX, 1945; War Museum of History, Mike A. Giles, Grand Prairie, TX, 1974; Thomas Pooler Collection. CONDITION: Excellent. 50658-1 JS (15,000-25,000) – Lot 3165

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3166

STERLING SILVER TRAY GIVEN TO EVA BRAUN BY ADOLPH HITLER, CHRISTMAS 1943, WITH OUTSTANDING PROVENANCE.

This tray was recovered by one of the orig “Monuments Men”, Charles R. Sattgast. Sattgast took leave from his job as President of Bemidji State University in Minnesota and was inducted as a Captain in the Specialist Reserve Military Government, US Army, September 14, 1943. He stayed in service until June 1, 1946. Accompanying are copies of archives of papers, including service records and a 1959 Minneapolis newspaper article showing him with the tray and other souvenirs including Herman Goering’s hat and holding a German pistol that he took from a German officer he killed, which is still retained by his grandson. Captain Sattgast wrote a letter to a New York art dealer April 2, 1951 while back in Bemidji as President of University (a position which he held until his death in 1964) “I am in possession of a large silver tray which I took from the apartment of Eva Braun. It was in the Fishorn Castle at Bruck near Zell-in-See in Land, Salzburg. This tray was given to her by Adolph Hitler as a Christmas present for 1943. It has engraved in German and in block letters – Christmas 1943 Heartiest Greetings – and then below, engraved in script, the signature of Adolph Hitler. When I obtained the tray I received permission from the U. S. Army to ship it home as a souvenir.” Tray is just over 21″ long, 14″ wide and height of handles is about 4″. Inscribed on inside top lip “WEIHNACHTEN 1943 HERZLICHST” followed by facsimile of Hilter’s signature, all in a 6-1/2″ panel. Tray weighs just over 68 troy ounces and has sterling hallmarks, possibly Hermann Behrnd, Dresden. PROVENANCE: Charles R. Sattgast, Monuments, Fine Arts & Archives Corps, 1945; Morris Sattgast, son, 1964; Charlie Sattgast, grandson, 2016. CONDITION: Fine overall. Several small dents and scratches. Inscription and makers mark are excellent. 50771-1 JS (15,000-25,000) – Lot 3166

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3167

SPECIAL ST. JUDE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL LOT.

This lot consists of twelve past Julia auction firearm catalogs, together with their prices realized list. These catalogs serve as a valuable reference source. We regularly sell our past auction catalogs to collectors and dealers alike for that purpose. Please also note: The entire proceeds of this lot (to include the buyer’s premium), shall be donated to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital. St. Jude’s is one of the finest hospitals in North America today for the research and care of children afflicted with cancer. We hope that you will consider competing on this lot, we consider it to be an extremely worthwhile cause and we have dedicated ourselves to include similar lots in every single one of our auctions, the proceeds of which will be donated to St. Jude’s. Thank you for your participation. CONDITION: Very Good. 50209-9 (300-500) – Lot 3167

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3168

*VERY FINE J. PURDEY HAMMERLESS SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK UNDERLEVER DOUBLE RIFLE.

SN 17340. (1901) Cal. 9.3X74R. This scarce rifle with fewer than 450 hammerless rifles produced, was originally made for the 400/360 Purdey, and subsequently converted to 9.3 x 74R. It has 26″ chopper lump bbls fitted with full length partially file cut rib. Central portion is engraved with Purdey name and Audley House address, and Whitworth steel information. A windage adjustable one standing, one folding leaf express rear sight is dovetailed through, and front portion is cut away forming slight ramp holding tall silver bead. A sight protector, SNed to this gun, is in place. Rear portion of rib has been drilled and tapped for scope mounts. Front base is still in place. Bbl flats are stamped with orig London nitro proofs for 40 grains of cordite and 300 grain bullet, as well as 1990 London re-proofs for 93X74, along with importers initials and address (“WRA Bozeman. MT”). SNs are stamped on bottoms of bbls along with “G.A” (head bbl maker G. Aston). Tube nos “1550” and “1551” are on loop. A sling loop is soldered to bottom of rib. Case hardened, sidelock, self-opening, Beesley patent action with reinforcing bolsters and spring loaded Jones underlever features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold) which is fitted with pivoting bolt with BOLTED in gold. Rifle also features third fastener, side clips, bushed strikers, engraved arrow tumbler end cocking indicators, and dbl triggers. Action is engraved with classic, well cut, Purdey house style rose and scroll. “J. Purdey & Sons” is at the bottom of each lockplate. Top strap is engraved “Patent”. Bottom of action is engraved “Purdeys” “Patent”. Scroll engraved trigger guard has SN on tang, which extends to engraved steel grip cap. Lightly figured and marbled, dense, European walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/4″ over Silver type pad. A sling loop matching that on bbl, and a silver oval engraved “H.G.H.” are on toe line. Matching splinter forend with Anson release, is stamped with actioners initials “WN” (Wesley Nobbs). Drop at heel: approx 2-11/16″, drop at comb: approx 2″. Cast: approx 1/4″ on. Weight: 9 lbs. 14 oz. LOP: 14-1/4″. CONDITION: Excellent, as partially refinished. Bbls retain 80 – 85% what appears to be orig blue, thinning from normal hand wear, with a few splotches and marks. Action and lockplates retain over 80% of what appears to be their orig case hardening color, silvered on edges and beads. Stocks retain nearly all of an old oil refinish, sharp edges preserved, with a number of subsequent marks and scratches. Pins, grip cap, and triggers re-blued. Pad is new. Bores are very fine to excellent, shiny, strong rifling throughout, with a hint of erosion at breech ends. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Drop is good. A fine old Purdey rifle in a highly regarded, obtainable caliber. 51065-1 MGM280 (8,000-14,000) C&R – Lot 3168

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3169

EXCEPTIONALLY RARE PURDEY BASTIN SLIDE ACTION PINFIRE DOUBLE RIFLE WITH MAHOGANY CASE.

SN 6756. Cal. 20 ga. This is an exceptionally rare rifle with only 27 slide action guns found in Purdey’s records, 6 of which are rifles. Patrick Unsworth in his book THE EARLY PURDEYS relates that only 4 slide action weapons are known to exist, 2 shotguns and 2 rifles. This particular rifle makes the third rifle known. The slide action locking system is quite similar to that used in the Borchardt and Luger, being toggles. In this instance the toggle is retained in closed position by snap catch at end of long forward hinging lever. It is interesting to note that the tops of the pinfire hammers have holes drilled up through tips to catch the cartridge pins while bbls are being slid forward, and act as extractors. This rifle has 30″ fine Damascus bbls with raised flat rib, file cut at rear behind three folding leaf express sight and at muzzle behind steel bead front. Top of rib is engraved “J. Purdey. 314 1/2 Oxford Street, London.” Bottoms of bbls are stamped with “JP”. SN is on slide. Sling eye is attached to square block on bottom of bbls. Pinfire action has large steel housing for toggle slide system. Peninsula back action locks with rear sliding safety bolts are mounted with tall flat bodied serpentine pinfire hammers. Action and locks are engraved with very well cut shaded open medium sized scroll. “Purdey” is in small letters on each lockplate. Hammers have stylized dolphin heads. Engraved steel trigger guard with checkered spur grip extension, has SN on rear portion of tang. Lightly streaked and figured dense European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-1/4″ over checkered steel buttplate, engraved “Charge” “2-1/2 dms no. 6. Powder”. Stock features classic flat top checkering with mullered borders, beaded shadow line thin Purdey style cheekpiece, and a vacant small silver oval and sling eye on toe line. Drop at heel: Approx 2-1/4″, drop at comb: Approx 1-1/2″. Weight: 9 lbs. 2 oz. LOP 14-1/4″. Mahogany case with pivoting hook latches and inlet circular D-ring handle on lid, is lined in purple cloth with blue printed Purdey label on lid. Case contains Hawksley 12-ga horn handled chamber brush with brass cover; round plated oil bottle marked “Made in England”; another plated oil bottle marked “G & J W Hawksley”; 2 ebony handled turnscrews; M. Marsh 2-pc brass and ebony cleaning rod; homemade paper case trimmer using an old cutter; and a rosewood handled case reamer; 23 trimmed pinfire cases by RWS and 2 Eley Bros pinfire cases marked “gas tight”, along with one loaded pinfire cartridge, cleaning mop and jag, and extra Edwardian vintage paper Purdey label. CONDITION: Very fine as partially restored. Bbls retain nearly all of a very fine chocolate re-brown with excellent definition to pattern. Action retains traces of its orig case hardening color, in protected areas. The balance being a very pleasing bright to matte silver. Lockplates and hammers retain a considerable amount of their orig case hardening color, which has thinned and silvered at normal wear points, and is fairly vivid where protected. Stock retains most of its orig oil finish, a bit dry, with numerous marks and minor dings from handling and use. Checkering is slightly worn, and has not been re-cut, except for small area on right side of grip, where it appears dent has been removed. Trigger guard retains a considerable amount of its bright blue, but is mostly silver, as is buttplate. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny, with strong rifling throughout. Action is tight. Locks are crisp. Safeties work. Exterior finish of case is fine with a few minor marks and 4″ crack in lid at left rear. Case has been re-lined, cloth is excellent. Original Purdey label is slightly foxed with some chips and cracks and 3 small areas rubbed through. Turnscrews and cleaning rod, as well as shortened cartridges are as new. Other accessories are fine. 50754-4 MGM139 (14,000-20,000) – Lot 3169

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3170

MASSIVE FOUR BORE HOLLAND & HOLLAND HAMMER DOUBLE RIFLE WITH CASE AND ACCESSORIES.

SN 7055. Cal. 4 Bore. 24″ Dovetailed steel bbls are fitted with full length rib with dolls head extension. Portion behind single standing leaf express rear sight, is file cut. Center portion of rib has been cutaway and rises slightly forming front ramp holding small porcelain bead with large flip-up night bead. Tops of bbls are engraved “Holland & Holland. 98. New Bond Street.” and “Winners of All The Field Rifle Trials London.” Bottoms of bbls are stamped with London black powder proofs for 6 bore, 4 bore chambers, and with powder charge of 328 grains, as well as SN. A large sling eye is soldered to bottom rib. Very large (3-1/4″ across breech face), case hardened, round bodied, Jones underlever action has top strap which extends over comb and is fitted with peninsula back locks having round bodied non-rebounding serpentine hammers with dolphin heads and tall spurs. Action and locks are engraved with 80% coverage nicely cut small scroll. Right side of action is engraved with makers name, as are tops of lockplates. Left side of action is engraved “CHARGE 12 TO 14 DRAMS CASE 3-1/2 INCHES”. Blued trigger guard has SN on tang, which extends to large horn grip cap. Finely marbled, dense European walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14″ over Silver pad, and features classic shadow line right hand cheekpiece with bead, and squared point pattern checkering with mullered borders at grip. Registration numbers “5” over “1482” are stamped on toe line behind grip cap. This area is also fitted with a sling eye matching that on bbl, and a vacant silver oval. Large matching splinter forend has forward pivoting lever release. Drop at heel: approx 3-3/16″, drop at comb: approx 2″. Cast: approx 3/8″ off. Weight: 22 lbs. 8 oz. LOP: 14″. High quality gray leather case is lined in charcoal velvet, and is nicely semi french fitted for some high quality brass accessories, including brass ball mold, 2 pieces of 3-pc brass and rosewood cleaning rod, steel wad punch, pewter oil bottle, brass snap caps, H&H marked rectangular large oil bottle, and six turned brass cartridge cases. Also included are the working ends of three turnscrews and striker key. Covered compartment holds pull-through cleaning brushes and nutcracker type ball mold. CONDITION: Excellent, near new, as completely reconditioned, most likely by factory, with only a very few light handling and assembly marks in all fine finishes on wood and metal. Bores are excellent with a hint of frosting in right bbl. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Locks are crisp. Case leather is excellent, with some minor rubs. Interior cloth is excellent with some light compressions. Accessories are excellent. This superb big bore rifle balances and handles quite well. 50943-1 MGM270 (45,000-75,000) – Lot 3170

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3171

VERY FINE HOLLAND & HOLLAND 8 BORE HAMMER DOUBLE RIFLE,PROBABLY MADE FOR LORD DELAMERE OF KENYA FAME, WITH CASE.

SN 11326. Cal. 8 bore. 3-1/4″ Chambers. 24″ Dovetailed steel bbls. This fine, well balanced rifle was made in 1887 with customers name “Delamere” noted in factory ledger. 1887 is the year that the 2nd Baron Delamere died, and the now famous 3rd Lord, inherited. Lord Delamere (3rd) did not move to Kenya until 1899. Did he have dreams of Africa at the time of his inheritance and order this rifle? Bbls are fitted with a perfect combination of raised, flat, full length matted rib, holding single express rear sight and silver bead front with large flip-up “moon” bead. Bbls have dolls head rib extension and a large sling eye is soldered to bottom of bbls. Bbl flats are stamped with London black powder proofs for .820, subsequent Birmingham nitro proofs, and “8 BORE 3.250″” “220 Large GRs BLACK POWDER” “1150 GRs BULLET”. SN is stamped on heavy splinter. Round bodied Jones underlever action with top strap that extends over comb in typical “best” H&H fashion, is fitted with peninsula rebounding back locks with round bodied serpentine hammers having dolphin heads. Action and locks are engraved with about 60% coverage large foliate scroll. “Holland & Holland” is engraved on each lockplate. Trigger guard has SN on tang which extends to scroll engraved steel grip cap. Dark and dense, nicely streaked European walnut buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over Silver type pad, and features shadow line right hand cheekpiece. A vacant silver oval and large sling eye, matching that on bbl, are on toe line. Matching splinter forend has pivoting lever release. Drop at heel: approx 2-7/8″, drop at comb: approx 2″. Weight: 16 lbs. 1 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. High quality leather case with heavy canvas leather trimmed outer cover, is lined in burgundy cloth, and has reproduction paper Holland & Holland label in lid. Accessories include a pair of snap caps, round oil bottle, 3 horn handled turnscrews, assorted cleaning equipment, and a braided leather sling. PROVENANCE: Import papers for this rifle dated 1983. Copy of factory ledger page. CONDITION: Very fine, as partially refinished. Bbls retain essentially all of a London quality re-black. Other metal parts retain 20 – 30% orig case hardening color, which is quite strong where protected. Stocks retain nearly all of a hand rubbed oil finish, with a few light handling marks. Checkering is re-cut and fairly sharp. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny throughout with a few scattered very light pits. Action is tight. Bbls are very slightly off face. Locks are crisp. Case is excellent, near new. Outer cover has some rubs. Label is excellent. Interior cloth has some rubs and marks. Accessories are excellent. A superb large bore double that handles exceptionally well. 49958-20 MGM1 (15,000-25,000) – Lot 3171

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3172

HOLLAND & HOLLAND 8 BORE HAMMER DOUBLE RIFLE, MADE FOR A “NAWAB”, WITH CASE.

SN 8862. Cal. 8 Bore. .838 Groove diameter. Multi groove Enfield type rifling. 3-1/4″ (?) Chambers. 24-1/4″ Dovetailed steel bbls are fitted with full length rib holding one standing, two folding leaf express rear, and steel bead with flip-up “moon” bead front sights. Rear portion of rib is file cut, and has large dolls head extension. Tops of bbls are engraved with H&H 98 New Bond Street address, and Field rifle trial information. Bbl flats are stamped with London black powder proofs for 8 bore. Assembly number “H294” is on bottom of right bbl, and SNs are on bottom of each bbl. Round bodied Jones underlever action with extended top strap is fitted with peninsula rebounding back locks having flat faced serpentine hammers with dolphin heads. Action and locks are engraved with 80% coverage well cut small scroll. “Holland & Holland” is on each lockplate. Steel trigger guard has SN on tang which extends to engraved steel grip cap. Finely streaked and nicely figured European walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 13-7/8″ over Silver type pad, and features standard flat top checkering, shadow line right hand cheekpiece, as well as a vacant silver oval and a sling eye, matching that on bbl, on toe line. Matching splinter forend has pivoting lever release. Drop at heel: approx 3-1/16″, drop at comb: approx 1-15/16″. Weight: 17 lbs. 8 oz. LOP: 13-7/8″. Old, possibly orig, leather case with round central brass medallion on top, is lined in burgundy cloth, and has reproduction paper H&H label in lid. Case contains H&H marked striker key, mainspring vice, 12 bore chamber brush, 5 brass 8-bore cases, steel wad punch, assortment of lead bullets, and a pair of captive hook sling swivels. PROVENANCE: Factory letter regarding this rifle, and a copy of the ledger page. CONDITION: Good, as partially refinished. Bbls retain nearly all of a well done re-black. Action and locks retain traces of orig case hardening color where protected, but are mostly silver gray. Stocks retain nearly all of an old oil refinish, sharp edges slightly rounded. Grip checkering does not appear to have been re-cut. Forend checkering has been freshened. Bores are excellent, shiny, with strong rifling throughout, with a few scattered light pits. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Locks are crisp. Case leather is very dark, has been conserved, with some subsequent rubs and fly specking. Older straps and handle are good. Renewed interior cloth is excellent, as is reproduction label. Accessories are good to excellent. A fine, undoubtedly shootable, big bore. 49958-18 MGM2 (15,000-25,000) – Lot 3172

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3173

VERY FINE HOLLAND & HOLLAND 8 BORE HAMMER DOUBLE PARADOX WITH CASE.

SN 15063. Cal. 8 bore. 3-1/4″ (?) Chambers. 26″ Dovetailed steel bbls are fitted with slightly raised, flat, full length rib, holding single express rear sight and silver bead front with flip-up “moon” bead. Rear portion of rib is file cut, and has dolls head extension. Tops of bbls are engraved with Holland & Holland’s New Bond Street address and “PARADOX Fosbery Patent”. A sling loop is soldered to bottom of bbls. Bbl flats are stamped with London black powder proofs, “R. CHOKE”, and with charge of “G273P”. SNs are stamped on bottoms of bbls. Round bodied, spring loaded, Jones underlever action with third bite at rear, has top strap that extends over comb in typical “best” H&H fashion. Action is fitted with peninsula rebounding back locks with flat faced serpentine hammers having dolphin heads. Action and locks are engraved with about 80% coverage very well cut, varying sized, shaded, open scroll. “Holland & Holland” is engraved on each lockplate. Trigger guard has SN on tang which extends to scroll engraved steel grip cap. Nicely streaked and figured European walnut pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/8″ over Silver type pad, and features shadow line right hand cheekpiece. A vacant silver oval and sling loop are on toe line. Matching splinter forend has pivoting lever release. Drop at heel: approx 3-1/4″, drop at comb: approx 1-15/16″. Weight: 15 lbs. 5 oz. LOP: 14-1/8″. Light green canvas, leather trimmed case, possibly original, is lined in burgundy cloth, and has reproduction paper Holland & Holland label in lid. Accessories include a round pewter oil bottle, bone striker bottle, H&H marked horn handled turnscrew, H&H marked powder dipper, 3 turned brass cases, assorted bullets, and some cleaning equipment, including 2-pc brass and ebony rod, with two pieces of another rod, mops and brushes. PROVENANCE: Copy of factory ledger page. CONDITION: Good, as partially refinished. Bbls retain essentially all of a London quality re-black. Engraving and file cutting of rib are considerably softened. Other metal parts retain 20 – 30% orig case hardening color, which is quite strong where protected. Stocks retain nearly all of an old hand rubbed oil finish, with a few light handling marks. Checkering is re-cut. Bores are excellent, lightly frosted. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Right lock is crisp. Left lock will not rebound, but cocks crisply. Case is good to fine, considerably soiled and water marked. Handle is good, straps are fair. Renewed interior cloth is excellent, as is reproduction label. Accessories are good. These big bore paradox guns were designed to take the largest beasts on the planet. This example would undoubtedly make a good shooter. 49958-16 MGM3 (15,000-25,000) – Lot 3173

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3174

VERY FINE HOLLAND & HOLLAND EXPRESS HAMMER DOUBLE RIFLE WITH CASE AND ACCESSORIES.

SN 17823. (ca 1897) Cal. 500/450 3-1/4 BPE. 28″ Dovetailed steel bbls are fitted with file cut quarter rib holding one standing, two folding leaf express rear sight with platinum lines marked for 100, 200, and 300 yards. Quarter rib has abrupt transition to classic mid-rib, which transitions to matted front ramp holding silver bead front sight. Bbl flats are stamped with London black powder proofs for 450 express. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SNs. A wide sling loop is attached to bottom rib. Case hardened, round bodied, Jones underlever action with side clips, has top strap which extends over comb in classic H&H style. Fences are nicely filed. Peninsula back locks are fitted with flat-faced serpentine rebounding hammers, having dolphin heads and tall spurs. Action and locks are engraved with near full coverage exceptionally well cut varying sized open shaded scroll within geometric and scroll borders. “Holland & Holland” is in elongated device on each lockplate, and left side of action bar is engraved “Charge 4-1/2 Drams 500/450 Case 3-1/4 Inches”. Case hardened trigger guard has SN on tang which extends to engraved steel grip cap. Well marbled, relatively dense, European walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 13-1/2″ over ribbed horn buttplate, and features classic right hand shadow line cheekpiece, flat top point pattern checkering at grip, as well as a vacant gold oval and sling loop matching that on bbl, on toe line. Matching splinter forend has front pivoting release. Drop at heel: approx 2-5/8″, drop at comb: approx 1-3/4″. Cast: neutral. Weight: 9 lbs. 8 oz. LOP: 13-1/2″. Fine quality makers oak and leather case with brass corners and round circular medallion, is lined in green cloth, and has silver embossed H&H black leather label in lid. Another label discusses extractors and cleaning. Charge card is for another rifle in 240 Apex, with this information scratched out, and information for this particular rifle inked in. Case contains exceptionally fine, bright polished H&H marked mold, stamped “.450”, which casts a long conical bullet with single crimping groove. Hollow pointing pin is included along with base pour funnel. Other accessories include H&H marked brass grease wad plate, main spring vise, brass screw type capper/ decapper, pin type bullet fixer (also H&H marked), ebony handled striker key, crystal oil bottle, ebony wad rammer and case trimmer, ebony handled turnscrew, bone striker bottle with spare strikers, 3-pc brass cleaning rod by Dixon, box of Holland cordite cartridges, box of Kynoch 450 nitro express cartridges for black powder rifle, and an empty box of 500 450 cordite. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain essentially all of an exceptionally fine London black, which appears to be original, except engraving is a bit softened. File cutting of rib is still exceptionally sharp. Action retains well over 90% orig case hardening color, silvered a bit on high edges and fences. Locks retain nearly all of their color, silvered at tails and sharp edges. Trigger guard is silvered at grip. Stocks retain nearly all of their orig oil finish, with some oil added over the years as maintenance, over some old marks. Checkering lightly worn. Horn of buttplate is in exceptionally fine condition. There is an old filled hole on toe line, possibly sling loop was moved. Bores are excellent, bright, sharp, and shiny throughout. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Locks are crisp. Case leather is exceptionally clean with only slight discoloration and a few slight rubs. Handle has been repaired, reinforced, and wrapped with twine. A rectangular patch has been let in covering an old name on top. Interior cloth is fine with some rubs. Mold is excellent. Other accessories are very fine to excellent. Label is very fine with some rubs, charge card is foxed and slightly soiled. A lovely fine handling high quality black powder express rifle. 50496-4 MGM212 (12,000-18,000) – Lot 3174

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3175

*FINE HOLLAND & HOLLAND TAKE DOWN MAUSER BOLT ACTION RIFLE WITH CASE AND SCOPE.

SN 768. Cal. 375 H&H Mag. (ca 1929) 25″ Tapered round bbl is fitted with short, file cut quarter rib holding two folding leaf express rear sight, marked for 50, 200, and 350 yards; and short front ramp holding silver bead, as well as sleeved on sling eye. Top of bbl is engraved “.375 Magnum” “Holland & Holland. 98. New Bond Street, London.” London nitro proofs for 56 grains cordite and 300 grain bullet are stamped on left rear of bbl. Standard length Mauser 98 action has had bolt bent for low scope clearance in typical H&H manner without turned circular knob with lightening hole drilled. Action has been fitted with “Jaeger” side mount and low scope safety. Double stage pull trigger has been altered to single stage. A steel drop box magazine with hinged floorplate and release in trigger guard bow, has been fitted. SN is on trigger guard bow. Rifle takes down with rear mount on top tang, and wide slotted screw through front guard screw hole with action and bbl lifting out of stock. Lightly figured European walnut steel trap capped pistol grip stock features classic Holland styling and measures 14″ over steel trap buttplate. Stock also features right hand cheekpiece, flat top point pattern checkering with mullered borders at grip and forend, as well as recoil bolt, sling eye, and vacant gold oval. Trap in butt contains cleaning rod and trap in cap contains a spare front sight. Leupold Vari X III 1.5 x 6 scope with duplex reticle is in Jaeger single lever mount with low rings. Drop at heel: approx 3-1/8″, drop at comb: approx 1-3/4″. Cast: approx 1/4″ off. Weight without scope: 9 lbs. 1 oz. LOP: 14″. What is possibly orig makers leather case with stitched leather corners, is embossed “H.N.” on top. Interior is lined in green cloth, and has gold embossed black leather H&H label in lid. Case contains 2-pc brass cleaning rod, small tin bottle of nitro fouling solvent, and a tin of some kind of polishing wax or grease. CONDITION: Excellent, as nicely refinished. All metal parts retain essentially all of a high quality re-blue. Stock retains most of an old oil refinish over some minor marks. It appears bolt release was fitted with Lyman peep sight and a small sliver of wood has been fitted after sight removal. Checkering lightly worn and somewhat filled with finish. Bore is excellent with some light frosting and a hint of cordite erosion at throat. Action is smooth. Scope is excellent with a few light marks, optics clear. Mount shows some rubs. Case leather is very good to fine with numerous rubs and marks. Interior cloth is fine with compressions and light soiling. Label is very fine. The classic dangerous game rifle in perhaps “the” best all around caliber. 50496-2 MGM216 (7,000-10,000) C&R – Lot 3175

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3176

*WESTLEY RICHARDS HAND DETACHABLE LOCK, EJECTOR, SINGLE TRIGGER, DANGEROUS GAME DOUBLE RIFLE WITH SCOPE.

SN 17765. (ca. 1921) Cal. 375 H & H belted mag. 24″ Chopper lump bbls feature scroll engraved quarter rib mounting single standing leaf express rear sight with inlaid silver triangle at bottom of V-notch, as well as claw type scope bases. “.375” is gold inlaid behind rear scope base in front of scroll engraved dolls head top extension. “Westley Richards & Co. England” is engraved on sunken portion of top rib between quarter rib and Westley Richards patent front sight base with folding hood. Silver bead front sight has porcelain flip-up night bead. Bbl flats are stamped with Birmingham nitro proofs for .375 magnum and with importers name and address (Cape Outfitters). Bottoms of bbls are stamped with bbl makers initials “PG”, orig SN (17765) and secondary number, “19486”, (ca 1958) denoting a later re-barrel, done by Westley Richards (It is their policy to assign a new SN to a set of new bbls). Extractors have been fitted with Westley Richards superb extractor system accommodating a belted, rimless cartridge, with large sliding extractor blades camming into groove of rimless cartridge, when action is closed, and yet easily sliding out of engagement for effortless ejection when action is opened. Robust, classic Westley Richards hand detachable (drop lock) action features bolted automatic safety (SAFE and BOLTED gold inlaid), dolls head extension with Westley Richards patent sliding third bolt, bushed strikers, hinged lock access cover, and Westley Richards single selective trigger, with selector to left of trigger and gold inlaid “R” and “L”. Water table is stamped with hand detachable lock patent use number (2817), which also appears on plates of engine turned locks, which are also gold inlaid “L” and “R”. Case hardened action is engraved with well cut, large, scroll at approx 80% coverage, with “WESTLEY RICHARDS” in scroll terminated ribands on each side. Top of action is engraved “WESTLEY RICHARDS PATENT ONE TRIGGER”. Top lever, floorplate, and trigger guard are blued, and have matching scroll engraving, which frames a full bodied portrait of a doe facing away from viewer on floorplate, and a prowling tiger on trigger guard bow. Trigger guard tang is engraved with SN, and extends to scroll engraved, case hardened grip cap, with trap containing a replacement top lever pivot screw (?). Nicely streaked European walnut pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/4″ over Silver type, reddish, recoil pad with widow’s peak, and features nicely shaped, shadow line right hand cheekpiece, drop points behind checkered side panels, and 20 LPI point pattern checkering with mullered borders at grip. Matching splinter forend fitted with Deeley ejector has inset horn tip and Deeley latch. Leupold “European” 30 mm. 1.25 – 4 X 20 mm. scope with three heavy post/ crosshair reticle is in custom Recknagel type claw rings, rear with windage adjustment. Drop at heel: approx 2-9/16″. Drop at comb: approx 1-3/4″. Weight with scope: 11 lbs. 3 oz. LOP: 14-1/4″. Included range target reflects well-regulated barrels as shot with Winchester factory cartridges (see test target). CONDITION: Excellent, as completely refurbished, most likely by factory at time of re-barreling. Bbls retain nearly all of a satin rust blue, with a few light scratches and marks. Engraving on ribs is slightly softened. Action retains approx 60% of an old correctly re-color hardening, fading and turning gray toward bottom. Blued parts retain nearly all of their renewed blue finish. Stocks retain most of a hand rubbed oil refinish, sharp edges and shadow line of cheekpiece somewhat softened. Checkering re-cut, and is sharp. Bores are excellent, sharp, bright, but with some light pitting 12″ from breech end of right bbl. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Trigger works. Scope is excellent, near new, with one or two minor marks in exterior finish. Optics clear and sharp. A fine dangerous game rifle. 50708-1 MGM146 (40,000-60,000) C&R – Lot 3176

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3177

EXCEPTIONALLY RARE CHARLES LANCASTER FOUR BARREL “HAMMERLESS” OVAL BORE EXPRESS RIFLE WITH CASE AND ACCESSORIES.

SN 5174. Cal. 500 BPE 3″. Charles Lancaster and his sons have long had a reputation for thinking outside of the box. From his start as a noted bbl forger, making the finest bbls for the finest guns in London in the 1820’s and ’30’s, Lancaster came up with many innovations including his oval bore “non-fouling” rifling used in many percussion rifles continuing up through the breechloading era until WWI. As gunmakers he and his son, C. W. Lancaster, made a number of multi-bbl percussion rifles. With the beginning of the breechloading era, this multi-bbl concept continued with the making of hundreds of 4-barreled pistols and at least a handful of 4-barreled shotguns, as well as a few rifles, using the rotating firing pin principle. This surprisingly well balanced 4 barrel rifle has 28″ bbl group, top two bbls fitted with dolls head extension, one standing leaf express rear sight dovetailed through small island base, and a silver bead front sight in another small base. Tops of these are engraved “Charles Lancaster 151 New Bond Street, London.” and “Patent Four Barrel Breech Loading Hammerless Smooth Bore Rifle”. Bottoms of bottom bbls are stamped with SNs and “CL”. All bbls are stamped with London black powder proofs and “38”. Regulating all four bbls must have been a bit of a chore. Muzzles show four regulating wedges and large central steel block. Case hardened, round bodied action with Jones underlever screw grip bolt and top tang pivoting safety bolt has one large trigger to cock and rotate firing mechanism with smaller checkered blade trigger for firing. Action is engraved with line and geometric borders, and with “Charles Lancaster’s Patent London” on each side. SN is on large trigger guard bow. Broadly streaked European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-3/4″ over checkered steel buttplate, and features right hand cheekpiece and broadly spaced flat top checkering with line borders at grip. Matching splinter forend with fancy steel tip has roller spring snap release. Drop at heel: approx 2-7/8″, drop at comb: approx 1-5/8″. Cast: approx 1/8″ off. Weight: 10 lbs. 15 oz. LOP: 14-3/4″. Old oak and leather case with brass corners and central medallion, is embossed “M. L. S. NORTHWOOD,” “OYSTER BAY” “L.I.” Interior is lined in dark green cloth, and has old Charles Lancaster paper label in lid. Case contains 2-pc brass cleaning rod with short handle marked “Greenfield”, steel bullet crimper and sizer marked “No. 1” and “500”, case neck reamer with ebony handle, old nipple wrench with ebony handle, two ebony handled powder measures, one for black and the other for Schultz powder, ebony handled bullet mold by Greenfield marked “500”, large round tin Rangoon oil bottle, small round pewter oil bottle by Dixon, walnut handled bullet fixer marked “500”, case expander with ebony handle, brass screw type capper/ decapper marked “500”, hollow pointing pin for mold, and a brass Hawksley capper, in covered compartment. CONDITION: Excellent, as refinished. Bbls retain nearly all of a fine quality re-blue over numerous marks and some pitting, engraving somewhat softened. Action retains nearly all of a color re-hardening, engraving a bit soft. Stocks refinished with glossy oil over some marks with some light subsequent marks. Checkering re-cut. Bores are fine, lightly frosted. Action is tight. (Not sure if mechanism is working). Case leather is dark with numerous scrapes and rubs. Newly made straps and handle are fine. Renewed interior cloth is excellent, with some rubs. Label is somewhat foxed with some tears repaired. Accessories are generally good to fine. A really neat old rifle, you’d be the only kid on the block to have one of these. 50496-8 (35,000-55,000) – Lot 3177

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3178

FINE HIGH ORIGINAL CONDITION HAMMER DOUBLE RIFLE BY CHARLES LANCASTER WITH CASE.

SN 5415. (1884) Cal. 450/400 2-3/8″ BPE. This fine “best” quality rifle in an easily loaded caliber, has 28″ steel bbls fitted with full length matted rib, with dolls head extension holding one standing leaf express rear, and silver bead front, sights. Tops of bbls are engraved “Charles Lancaster. 151 New Bond Street, London.” and “Non-Fowling Smooth Oval Bore Rifling”. “1” is inlaid in silver on top rib, engraved at rear of trigger guard and on forend iron. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with London black powder proofs, “CL”, and SNs. It is interesting to note the ribs are made of Damascus steel. Round bodied, Jones underlever action is fitted with peninsula back action non-rebounding locks with short round bodied serpentine hammers. Locks are fitted with back sliding safeties, and engage at half cock. Action and locks are engraved with 85% coverage well cut shaded scroll. “Charles Lancaster, London” is on both sides of the action, and lockplates are engraved “C. Lancaster London Patent”. Steel trigger guard has SN on bow, and nicely checkered tang. Attractive, finely veined, and beautifully figured European walnut round knob pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/4″ over checkered steel buttplate with short top spur. Stock features a nicely detailed double shadow line right hand cheekpiece with ogee transition between lines. Typical flat top checkering is at grip. A small silver oval and a large sling loop are on toe line. Matching splinter forend has steel tip and spring roller release. Drop at heel: approx 2-5/8″, drop at comb: approx 1-1/8″. Weight: 8 lbs. 8 oz. LOP: 14-1/4″. What is most likely orig oak and leather case has central rectangle on top engraved “FRANCIS H. DIAMENT.” “WAYNE, PA.” Interior is lined in green cloth which has some interesting embossed line decoration, and contains high quality 3-pc brass cleaning rod, ebony handled turnscrew by Hawksley, striker key, large cylindrical celluloid striker bottle (?) marked Hawksley, some cleaning brushes, and an empty box for Kynoch 450/400 EX cartridges. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain 85 – 90% orig blue. Action and lockplates retain 80 – 85% orig case hardening color, silvered and browning on bottom of action and on lockplate tails. Stocks retain most of their orig hand rubbed oil finish with numerous marks, both light and heavy. Overall this neat little rifle presents itself quite well. Bores are excellent, with just a hint of frosting. Action is tight. Locks are crisp. Safeties work. Case leather is fine, darkening somewhat overall, with dark splotches on edges and scattered. One strap is missing, the other strap is a replacement, and fine. Orig handle is good but tender. Interior cloth is fine, with light marks and rubs, along with some soiling. One partition in bbl channel is loose. Accessories are fine. 50496-3 MGM29 (6,000-10,000) – Lot 3178

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3179

FINE HIGH CONDITION CHARLES LANCASTER HAMMER UNDERLEVER OVAL BORE DOUBLE RIFLE.

SN 05149. Cal. 450 BPE. 28″ Dovetailed steel bbls are fitted with full length matted rib holding one standing leaf express rear sight marked for 50 and 200 yards, and a gold bead front. Tops of bbls are engraved “Charles Lancaster 151 New Bond Street. London.” and “Non-Fouling Smooth Oval Bore Rifling”. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with London black powder proofs and “CL”. Case hardened Jones underlever action is fitted with bar locks, having round bodied, serpentine non-rebounding hammers with dolphin heads and tall spurs. Front sliding stocking safeties are fitted, which engage at half cock. Action and locks are engraved with line and geometric borders. “Charles Lancaster London” is on each plate. Trigger guard with SN on bow is checkered on tang, which extends to horn grip cap. Finely fiddle figured and well marbled European walnut deep pistol grip buttstock measures 14-3/8″ over deeply checkered steel buttplate with long top spur. Flat top checkering with mullered borders is at grip, continuing to a triangle of coarse checkering on toe line pointing to vacant silver oval which is in front of a large steel sling button. Matching splinter forend with inlet steel tip attaches to bbls with captive side nail through shaped steel escutcheons. Drop at heel: approx 2-7/16″, drop at comb: approx 1-11/16″. Cast: approx 1/8″ off. Weight: 8 lbs. 6 oz. LOP: 14-3/8″. PROVENANCE: Wayne Eikenberry Collection, Bloomfield, NJ, 1981. CONDITION: Excellent, as partially refinished (?). It appears from the softened engraving and edges of stippling on rib that the bbls have been re-blued. The condition of the remainder of the gun is superb, and it is possible that this bbl blue is original, and may have been re-done a number of times at the factory, to “get it right”. Present blue on the bbls has a number of rubs and marks, and is completely in accord with the 90 – 95% of remaining case hardening colors on action and nearly all the colors on locks. Stocks retain nearly all of their orig hand rubbed oil finish with a few light marks, checkering is lightly worn. Bores are exceptional, with just a hint of frosting. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Locks are crisp. 51006-3 MGM251 (6,000-8,000) – Lot 3179

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3180

RARE G403 EJECTOR W. W. GREENER DOUBLE RIFLE.

SN 43463. (1895) Cal. 450/400 2-3/8″. 26″ Dovetailed bbls are fitted with full length flat matted rib holding one standing, two folding leaf express rear sight with platinum lines and marked for 100, 200, and 300 yards. Central portion is cut away forming slight front ramp holding silver bead. Unmatted portion of rib is engraved “W. W. Greener. 68 Haymarket London.” Tops of bbls are engraved “Sir J. Whitworth’s” “Steel”. Breech portion of right bbl is engraved “.400 Express”. Breeches are engraved with 1-1/4″ triangles of well cut scroll. Rear portion of rib is engraved with scroll and two birds. Bbl flats are stamped with Birmingham black powder proofs, caliber, and “ENGLAND”. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SNs, Greener elephant logos, and Whitworth sheaf-of-wheat trademarks. A narrow sling loop is soldered to bottom rib. Small sized, scallop-backed, G ejector, boxlock action has nicely scalloped fences, and features typical side safety, crossbolt third fastener, and dbl triggers. Action is engraved with 70% coverage nicely cut shaded scroll surrounding vignettes of game, most being suitable quarry for this rifle. A bear is on left side of action, with wolf or fox (?) toward front. A running stag is on right side of action, with portrait of spaniel toward front. Head and shoulders of another stag is on trigger plate, and a running roe buck is on trigger guard bow. Tang is engraved with SN and grade “403”. Nicely marbled, and lightly figured European walnut steel capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over engraved steel buttplate, and features flush horn diamond drop points, rounded pattern borderless checkering at grip, and a sling loop, matching that on bbl, as well as a vacant oval, on toe line. Matching splinter forend with slightly schnabeled horn tip has Deeley release. Drop at heel: approx 2-15/16″, drop at comb: approx 1-3/4″. Cast: neutral. Weight: 8 lbs. 2 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. CONDITION: Excellent, as partially refinished. Bbls retain 70 – 80% of what appears to be orig blue, with some light flecking and marks, thinning from normal hand wear around forend. Action retains 45 – 55% orig case hardening color, fairly strong where protected. Stocks retain over 95% of a glossy varnish finish over some light marks, and with a number of fairly noticeable subsequent marks and scratches. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. A fine, slim, good handling rifle in a caliber suitable for nearly all North American game. 51039-1 MGM241 (18,000-28,000) – Lot 3180

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3181

*FINELY RESTORED MANTON & CO BOXLOCK EJECTOR DANGEROUS GAME DOUBLE RIFLE.

SN 83388. Cal. 470 Nitro Express. 28″ Shoe lump bbls are fitted with matted quarter rib holding one standing, three folding leaf express rear sight with platinum lines marked for 100, 200, and 300 yards. Matching front ramp holding ivory bead has knurled sight protector. Top of right bbl is engraved “MANTON & CO GUNMAKERS LONDON & CALCUTTA” and “470-3-1/4 – SOLID METAL CASE” and “75 GRS CORDITE 500 GRS BULLET”. Top of left bbl is engraved “By Appointment to H. E. The Viceroy”. Bbl flats are stamped with Birmingham nitro proofs for the same caliber and load as engraved on bbls. Robust, case hardened, boxlock action features non-automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), crossbolt third fastener, bushed strikers, and dbl triggers. Action is engraved with 70% coverage varying sized scroll and with “Manton & Co” on each side. Matching floorplate, top lever, and trigger guard are blued. “HVH8331″ is engraved on tang, which extends to case hardened and engraved steel grip cap. Lightly figured, dense European buttstock measures 14-3/8″ over leather faced Silver type pad, and features checkered side panels, point pattern checkering at slightly diamond grip, and a sling eye as well as a vacant silver oval, on toe line. Drop at heel: approx 3-13/16″, drop at comb: approx 2-1/8″. Cast: Neutral. Weight: 12 lbs. 4 oz. LOP: 14-3/8”. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We have taken care to ensure that this item(s) meets the standard for sale under the ESA. However, certain states and other countries have laws that are more restrictive than the ESA. It is the bidder’s responsibility to ensure that it is lawful to purchase or transport this item(s) into their state, and to obtain the necessary import and export approvals. Delay or failure to obtain any such permit or approval does not relieve the buyer of paying for the item(s) and consummating the purchase. CONDITION: Excellent, as refinished, retaining nearly all fine factory type finishes on metal parts, engraving re-cut, with subsequent light silvering to thumb lever, and some high edge wear. What appear to be orig stocks retain nearly all of a hand rubbed oil finish over numerous light marks, with a few very light subsequent marks. Pad is relatively new. Checkering lightly freshened. Bores are good with strong rifling throughout, and are lightly pitted throughout, but should still shoot well. Action is tight. Right bbl is very slightly off face. Ejectors don’t work, possibly deactivated, as many African hunters prefer simple extractors. 50655-10 MGM145 (15,000-20,000) C&R; IVORY – Lot 3181

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3182

*ARMY & NAVY BOXLOCK DANGEROUS GAME DOUBLE RIFLE WITH CASE.

SN 47028. Cal. 450 Nitro Express. 28″ Chopper lump bbls are fitted with full length matted rib holding one standing, two folding leaf express rear sight with platinum lines marked for 100, 200, and 300 yards, and with raised front ramp holding silver bead and fitted with flip-over sight protector with pivoting locking detent. Tops of bbls are engraved “Army & Navy” and “C.S.L. London”, and with caliber information, including cordite load and bullet type. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 70 grains cordite and 480 grain bullet. A wide sling loop is soldered to bottom rib. Robust, PHV-1 boxlock action (referred to in ledger as “club head”) features automatic safety (SAFE in blue enamel in silver rectangle), bushed strikers, and dbl triggers. Action is engraved with simple line borders and with “Army & Navy CSL” on each side. Top lever, floorplate, trigger plate, and trigger guard are blued, and have line border engraving. SN is on trigger guard tang which extends to steel grip cap. Nicely figured and lightly marbled European walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-3/4″ over solid “NOSHOC” pad over 15/16″ lengthening piece. Stock features raised side panels, flat top point pattern checkering at grip, as well as a vacant silver oval, sling loop matching that on bbl, and rack or registration numbers, on toe line. Matching splinter forend has forward pivoting release. Drop at heel: approx 2-3/8″, drop at comb: approx 1-5/8″. Cast: neutral. Weight: 10 lbs. 14 oz. LOP: 14-3/4″. Old oak and leather case with shaped brass corners is lined in green cloth, and has paper Watson Brothers label in lid. Case contains 2-pc rosewood and brass cleaning rod, “Army & Navy” marked rectangular oil bottle, round oil bottle, carrying sling, horn handled turnscrew marked “Army & Navy”, horn handled striker key, rectangular oil bottle, celluloid container, pair of aluminum snap caps, two boxes of Kynoch 450 cartridges, and a key. PROVENANCE: Copy of ledger page with specifications for this gun, including “Coles” sight protector, and indicating that the rifle was made for L. Howe (?) Esquire with date of sale 5/2/09. CONDITION: Excellent, as nicely refinished. Bbls retain over 90% of an old re-black. Action retains nearly all of a well done re-color hardening over some light frosting. Frosting is also underneath new blue on trigger guard and floorplate. Stocks retain nearly all of an old oil finish over some light marks and scratches, checkering somewhat worn. There is an old repaired vertical crack with traces visible on right side of grip, which does not flex. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Case leather is very dark, and has numerous rubs and scuffs. Newer straps are good. Old handle is a bit tired. Interior cloth is good, has been reinforced and spruced up a bit. Label is considerably foxed and soiled. Accessories are good. 50496-1 MGM213 (10,000-15,000) C&R – Lot 3182

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3183

*ARMY & NAVY BOXLOCK EJECTOR DANGEROUS GAME DOUBLE RIFLE WITH CASE.

SN 55031. Cal. .458 Winchester Magnum. 23″ Sleeved chopper lump bbls are fitted with quarter rib, mounted with one standing, two folding leaf express rear sight, and matching front ramp base with silver bead with flip-up gold night bead. Bbl flats are stamped with 1973 London nitro proofs for .458 magnum. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with nitro proof and “SLEEVED”. Tops of bbls are engraved “Caliber 458″ Win. Magnum.” and “Regulated For 500 Grain Solid Bullet”. Extractors have been fitted with camming blades to engage rimless cartridge in Westley Richards style, which was deemed suitable for related rimless cartridges like the .425. Case hardened, robust, PHV-1 boxlock action features automatic safety (SAFE silver inlaid on dovetailed rectangular piece), pivoting third fastener engaging square shouldered dolls head rib extension, bushed strikers, and double triggers. Action has only line border engraving with a few flourishes of scroll either side of engraved screw heads. “Army & Navy C.S.L.” is engraved on each side. Top lever, floorplate, and trigger guard are blued. Trigger guard bow has scroll engraving. SN is on tang, which extends to large composition grip cap. Relatively plain, but dense, European walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 15″ over black leather covered pad. Slightly flat topped point pattern checkering with mullered borders is at grip, and a wide sling loop is on toe line. Matching splinter ejector forend has forward pivoting release. Drop at heel: approx 2-5/8″, drop at comb: approx 1-13/16″. Weight: 11 lbs 0 oz. LOP: 15″. Makers brown canvas covered case with leather trim, is lined in green cloth, with Army and Navy Gun Department gold embossed leather label in lid. Case contains straps, and a square tin oil bottle. Also included are two targets, marked “original target when new barrels were regulated”, one marked “two shot group, five yards”, with two shots almost touching near center of bull, and another marked “four shot group, fifty yards” with three holes, less than 1″ apart at center of bull, one hole slightly elongated. CONDITION: Excellent, as refurbished, retaining most finishes applied when bbls were sleeved, with some handling marks on metal and wood. Pad has numerous scuffs. Bores are excellent, bright, sharp, and shiny throughout. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Case canvas has some minor scuffs. Interior cloth is very fine with marks and rubs. Label has some rubs through and cracks. This well balanced rifle in a caliber easily found throughout the safari areas of Africa, would undoubtedly make a good working rifle. 51076-2 MGM275 (7,000-10,000) – Lot 3183

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3184

DISCOVERY LOT OF KYNOCH AMMUNITION AND COMPONENTS CONSISTING OF SEVEN PLASTIC TUBS FILLED WITH A VARIETY OF KYNOCH RED AND YELLOW BOXES OF AMMO, AND BROWN LABELED BOXES OF COMPONENTS.

SN NSN. Most boxes are full, some are partial: Ammunition consists of over 60 boxes of Kynoch 450 3-1/4 Nitro express, both solid and soft nosed; Six boxes marked “reloads”. Over 25 boxes (some partial) of 475 no. 2 Nitro. 9 Boxes of 470. 11 Boxes 500/ 465. 12 Boxes 375 Magnum flanged, with note “4 Loaded”. 3 Boxes 577 3″. 4 Boxes 577 2-3/4″. 2 Boxes 369 Purdey. 2 Boxes 333 Flanged. 5 Boxes 318 Rimless. 4 Boxes 275 Magnum. 5 Boxes 280 Rimless. 12 boxes 450/400 Nitro 3″. 6 Boxes 400/ 350. Components include: 7 boxes of 50 500 Nitro bullets. Partial box of 450 Nitro. 10 Boxes 450/ 400 3″ Reloads. 4 Boxes 240 Holland brass. 2 partial boxes 500 Nitro steel solid bullets. 3 Boxes 577 Nitro soft nose bullets. 4 boxes 577 Nitro solids. CONDITION: Generally good. Age varies. Some boxes opened, and partial, most not. 50496-9 MGM316 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 3184

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3185

HIGH QUALITY FOUR BORE HEAVY FOWLER BY FISHER CONVERTED TO PERCUSSION.

SN 203. Cal. 4 Bore. .901 Bore diameter. Most likely made by the well regarded Thomas Fisher of 204 Holborn St. London. This well made old gun has 41″ twist bbl with exceptionally heavy breech section measuring 1.92″. This area is also filed with three flats, top flat extended with engraving to starburst. “FISHER LONDON” is inlaid in gold and there are three gold bands around breech. Bbl tapers to 1.95″ at muzzle, and is fitted with under rib holding greenheart ramrod with large tulip head and worm under cap on brass tail. Breech section has been converted to percussion with typical drum and nipple. Breech iron is very nicely engraved with semi-relief flowers and acanthus. Large lock has been converted from flint with removal of pan, etc. and addition of early style flat faced percussion hammer nicely engraved to match floral engraving on lockplate. Plate has rebated tail ending in teat, and is engraved “FISHER”. Trigger plate has stylized pineapple finial. Trigger guard has game scene engraving on bow. Very heavy, figured European walnut buttstock measures 14″ over steel buttplate, and features abrupt checkered pistol grip with spiral carved knob, right hand cheekpiece having two shadow lines with ogee transition. Nose cap is of silver. Stock attaches to bbl with two captive side nails through silver escutcheons of truncated rectangular form. Drop at heel: 2-5/8″, drop at comb: 1-9/16″. Weight: 16 lbs. 14 oz. LOP: 14″. CONDITION: Good. Bbl is of mottled brown patina overall. Lock surfaces are smooth gray patina. Other furniture is mostly brown patina. Stock retains a considerable amount of what appears to be its orig French polish, with considerable chips, marks and scratches. Bore is good, mostly smooth. Lock is crisp. 49958-11 MGM27 (6,000-8,000) – Lot 3185

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3186

FOUR BORE ROBERT HUGHES PERCUSSION DANGEROUS GAME RIFLE WITH CASE.

SN NSN. Cal. 4 bore. 1.080 Groove diameter. 7 wide grooves. 30″ Tapered octagonal bbl is engraved “Robert Hughes Universal Firearm Works, Birmingham” on top flat which is also fitted with folding ladder rear sight graduated to 800 yards, with steel bead front, both dovetailed through. Bbl is fitted with under rib and two plain pipes, one with sling eye. Pipes hold rosewood ramrod with brass tip and steel worm at tail under brass cap. Patent breech shows some scroll engraving. Military shaped bar lock with more simple scroll, is engraved “R. Hughes” and is fitted with large round bodied military type hammer. Case hardened steel trigger guard has stylized pineapple finial, and tang which forms pistol grip. Dense European walnut stock measures 14-3/4″ over steel buttplate, and features swept right hand cheekpiece, point pattern checkering at grip and forend, and a sling eye as well as a vacant silver shield on toe line. Forend tip is of horn. Stock attaches to bbl with single captive side nail through shaped steel escutcheons. Drop at heel: approx 2-3/8″, drop at comb: approx 1-5/8″. Cast: Neutral. Weight: 15 lbs. 9 oz. LOP: 13-2/4″. Possibly orig quartered oak case with inlet brass corners and circular central medallion has pivoting hook and key lock closure. Case is lined in green cloth, and has reproduction Hughes label in lid. Case contains an old re-polished and blued round ball mold stamped “4” casting a 1.01 diameter ball, steel patch cutter marked 1-3/4″, bone striker bottle, bone handled cleaning brush, large brass bodied powder flask throwing charges up to 5 grams, a round pewter oil bottle, some cleaning brushes, and lead balls. CONDITION: Very good as restored. Bbl retains nearly all of an old re-brown. Other iron parts retain a restored colored case hardening over considerable pitting, engraving slightly washed. Stock retains an old refinish, checkering re-cut. Stock has been repaired through area of lock, and glue in crack has begun to crawl, but does not flex. Bore is good with strong rifling throughout, lightly pitted. Lock is crisp. Case exterior has been refinished and has a number of longitudinal cracks. Interior cloth renewed, and is very fine. Accessories are fine. 49958-38 MGM65 (4,000-7,000) – Lot 3186

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3187

TRUE FOUR BORE PERCUSSION RIFLE BY R. CHAPLAIN.

SN NSN. Cal. 4 bore. 1.090 groove diameter. 4 wide grooves. 33″ Ovate bbl with octagonal breech section, is engraved “Robert Chaplain London” on top flat. A standing leaf rear sight, two nested folding leaves and a German silver barleycorn front, are dovetailed through. There is a Sanscrit (?) inscription on left flat at rear. There is no provision for a ramrod. A large sling eye is affixed to bottom of bbl. Patent breech is nicely filed and has some large scroll engraving matching that on breech iron. This engraving extends to lock which mounts large serpentine flat faced hammer. Top front of lock is engraved “R. Chaplain”. There is an interesting pivoting spring clip attached to stock in front of lock, purpose unknown. All furniture is of iron. Trigger guard has stylized pineapple finial, and buttplate has long tang. Both pieces are also scroll engraved. Relatively plain tropical wood straight grip stock has coarse checkering at grip and forend, which has ebony tip. Stock attaches to bbl with captive side nail through shaped steel escutcheons. Drop at heel: approx 2-3/4″, drop at comb: approx 2″. Weight: 12 lbs. 4 oz. LOP: 14-5/8″. CONDITION: Good, as partially refinished. Bbl retains most of an old re-brown with good definition to pattern. All other metal parts are a smooth gray to brown patina. Replacement (?) wood has been refinished, and retains most of that finish. Bore is very good, lightly pitted throughout. Lock is crisp. 49958-31 MGM22 (4,000-7,000) – Lot 3187

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3188

4 BORE I. HOLLIS PERCUSSION RIFLE.

SN NSN. Cal. 4 Bore. .944 Groove diameter. 9 shallow lands. This neat old well balanced rifle has 28″ tapered octagon twist bbl, with under rib, engraved “I. Hollis & Sons London” and “Made Expressly for F. & C” on top flat. A one standing leaf and two folding nested express rear sight, and a barleycorn front are dovetailed through. Heavy bolstered patent breech is scroll engraved matching large breech iron with integral fence. Island type front action lock with flat faced serpentine hammer is also scroll engraved under makers name, and has two circular stamps with intertwined monogram logo “I, H & S” within “Makers to Her Majestys War Department”. All furniture is of steel, except for a German silver nose cap. Trigger guard tang forms checkered pistol grip. Lightly figured European walnut stock is coarsely checkered at grip. Stock attaches to bbl with single captive side nail through oval steel escutcheons. Two plain pipes hold brass and rosewood ramrod with worm under cap at tail. Drop at heel: approx 2-5/8″, drop at comb: approx 2″. Weight: 12 lbs. 12 oz. LOP: 14-1/8″. CONDITION: Very fine, as refinished. Bbl retains nearly all of a fine quality brown, with good definition to pattern. All iron parts retain nearly all of a rather subdued re-color hardening. Stock retains nearly all of a hand rubbed oil finish, checkering re-cut. Bore is fair to good, with considerable pitting. Will probably still shoot. Lock is crisp. 49958-32 MGM21 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 3188

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3189

MASSIVE AND HIGH ORIGINAL CONDITION CHARLES OSBORNE 6 BORE PERCUSSION DANGEROUS GAME RIFLE WITH PROVENANCE TO THE NIZAM OF HYDERABAD, WITH CASE.

SN NSN. Cal. 6 bore. .985 Groove diameter. 5 wide grooves and lands. 34″ Ovate twist bbl is engraved “Chas Osborne London” on top flat, which is fitted with one standing, one folding leaf V-notch rear sight, and bead front dovetailed through. There is no provision for ramrod. Bottom of bbl is fitted with large sling eye. Left flat of bbl is stamped with the APX number (APX-73 EX-73) which was assigned during the organization and registration of the Nizam of Hyderabad’s armory, with “AP” representing the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, followed by the number “73” which was the year. One could assume that the EX-73 referred to the year of export. Case hardened patent breech with scroll engraving on top flat, is also scroll engraved on bolster which has un-vented platinum blow-out. Fully open shaded scroll engraved breech iron has integral fence. Bar lock with well cut open scroll is engraved “Chas Osborne” and is fitted with large flat faced serpentine hammer with shaded open scroll on sides and tall checkered spur. Trigger plate has stylized pineapple finial and is engraved in shell motif. Blued trigger guard with scroll on bow loops to form pistol grip on tang. Ebonized maple stock has LOP of 14-1/4″ over blued steel buttplate with long scroll engraved top tang. Very coarse point pattern checkering with mullered borders is at grip and forend. A sling eye and small vacant silver oval are on toe line. Forend tip is of rosewood and stock attaches to bbl with single captive side nail to shaped and engraved steel escutcheons. Drop at heel: approx 2-3/16″, drop at comb: approx 1-3/4″. Cast: Neutral. Weight: 14 lbs. 12 oz. LOP: 14-1/4″. What appears to be orig large mahogany case with inlet brass corners and central rectangular plaque and pivoting hook closure, is lined in dark green cloth, and contains an array of old and new cleaning and loading equipment, including a fine old adjustable powder measure with ebony handle, old ebony and brass bullet starting rod, leather covered flask by Bartram, steel T-shaped nipple wrench with pricker, ebony cap box, leather carrying strap with captive steel hook swivels, and a bone handled cleaning brush. New accessories include a round pewter oil bottle, mainspring vice, large steel patch cutter, ebony handled turnscrew, ebony handled nipple jag, and some bore mops. There is also an assortment of old and new cast lead balls. PROVENANCE: Letter from Holland & Holland regarding this rifle, as well as another, along with an invoice for the pair. Letter from David Winks of H&H explains the APX number and relates that “I first saw this rifle in 1973 when I was ordered to go to India and examine the whole of the Hyderabad armory. This was an armory of nearly 2000 weapons, most of which were stamped with what we call the APX number.” CONDITION: Excellent, mostly original. Bbl retains wonderful orig (over 90%) brown with dramatic definition to pattern. Sights still retain some of their temper blue. Breech plug, iron, lock, and hammer retain over 90% of their orig case hardening color, which is thinning a bit, but is mostly quite good. Trigger plate retains most of its hardening color, and trigger guard approx 85% of its orig blue. Buttplate retains perhaps 40% of its orig blue. Stock retains most of its orig ebonized finish with some areas lightly rubbing through. This finish was quite popular especially for rifles, during the 1830’s and ’40’s. The only bit of restoration evident is a new replacement forend tip, which was most likely originally of horn. Bore is excellent with bright sharp rifling throughout, but with a touch of oxidation toward muzzle. Lock is crisp. Case exterior retains most of what appears to be an old refurbish, and has a number of longitudinal cracks and numerous scuffs. Interior cloth has been restored, and is excellent, with a few rubs. Older accessories are fine, modern ones excellent. An exceptional early big bore rifle. 49958-34 MGM64 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 3189

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3190

INTERESTING LARGE BORE PERCUSSION RIFLE CONVERTED FROM FLINTLOCK MARKED WM OGILVIE.

SN NSN. Cal. 6 bore. (.865 Bore diameter. 9 deep rectangular grooves) 43-1/2″ Tapered twist bbl is engraved “William Ogilvie” on octagonal breech end, which rapidly tapers to round. A one standing, one folding leaf express rear sight is dovetailed through and a semi-relief engraved starburst is in front of sight. Bolstered patent breech has been fitted and has German silver band inlay at rear. Large round bodied lock is converted from flint, and is presently fitted with flat faced percussion hammer. New work including lockplate and hammer are engraved with open scroll. Trigger plate is fitted with germanic type double set triggers. Furniture is of brass,with some scroll engraving. Trigger guard front extension has acorn finial. Germanic styled swan-necked full length stock is of walnut (?), and has shadow line right hand cheekpiece. Bbl attaches to stock with four side nails through oval silver escutcheons. Tulip headed steel ramrod mounts through three beaded brass pipes and thimble. Weight: 15 lbs. 4 oz. PROVENANCE: H&H letter concerning purchase of this rifle, and suggests that it was refurbished and converted by William Ogilvie of Grahamstown, Cape Colony, South Africa. CONDITION: Fair to good. Bbl retains nearly all of an old light colored re-brown. Other steel parts are cleaned to silver gray. Brass has golden patina. Stock retains nearly all of an old oil finish with some bolted repairs at left side of breech iron. Two side nails are missing. Lock works, but catches at half cock when fired. 49958-36 (1,000-2,000) – Lot 3190

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3191

*AN ENGINEERING AND AESTHETIC MARVEL. GEORGE HOENIG ROTARY ACTION OVER-UNDER DOUBLE RIFLE, SERIAL NUMBER 6 WITH SCOPE.

SN 6. Cal. 9.3 x 74R. This exceptionally well crafted, smooth operating double rifle has 26″ bbls, top fitted with lightly file cut quarter rib, mounting Hoenig designed elevation adjustable single standing leaf express sight. Silver bead front sight is in short ramp with flip-over sight protector held by detent reminiscent of that found on early H&H rifles. Top of quarter rib is engraved with caliber. Rear portion of rib and top of action have been machined to fit Hoenig’s also ingenious QD scope mount, with single lever release which cams long locking block into dovetailed recesses. Mount is SNed to rifle. Unique coin finished action of circular section, unlocks with a quick clockwise twist. Pulling bbls forward and tipping down, extracts cartridges. This front portion is locked to rear by large two lug bayonet system. A toggling safety is at rear top tang. Action is very tastefully engraved with exceptionally well cut large open scroll band on bbl section, with a band with smaller open scroll around breech section. Engraving on top tang is of equally well done shaded scroll. “G. HOENIG” “BOISE, ID.” is on left side of bbl section, and “PATENTED” and “SER. NO. 6″ are on right. Scroll matching that of top tang is on trigger guard bow. Finely marbled and slightly stump figured European walnut pistol grip stock measures 14-1/2″ over red Old English pad, and features a cleanly sculpted, classic shadow line right hand cheekpiece, and exceptionally well cut point pattern checkering with line borders which wraps over top of grip. Engraved steel trap grip cap has spare front sight in trap. A small sling eye is on toe line with matching eye in large base soldered to bottom bbl. Two piece forend with matching checkering and wood, mounts through bbls with screws. Leupold Vari-X 2 x 7 compact scope with duplex reticle is in aforementioned detachable base. Drop at heel: approx 2-5/16″, drop at comb: approx 1-5/8″. Cast: Neutral. Weight without scope: 8 lbs. 7 oz. LOP: 14-1/2”. PROVENANCE: Copy of Der Waffenschmied, and Double Gun Journal, both with articles concerning Hoenig and his unique rifle. CONDITION: Excellent, very near to new, with a few light handling and assembly marks in wood and metal, most notably a few scratches through lacquer on top of action from mounting scope. Mechanically excellent and smooth. Appears to have been fired very little since new. Scope is excellent, optically clear. Mount is excellent. A wonderfully balanced, truly nifty rifle. 50819-26 MGM183 (30,000-50,000) – Lot 3191

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3192

*SEARCY .577 NITRO BOXLOCK EJECTOR DOUBLE RIFLE.

SN BL-323. Cal. .577NE. 26″ Mono-bloc bbls are engraved “B. Searcy & Co Boron CA” on quarter rib, sighted with one standing leaf express rear. Matching front ramp holds gold bead. Caliber is engraved on top of left bbl. Bbl flats are stamped with SN and sling eye is affixed to bottom rib. Case hardened boxlock action features non-automatic safety, reinforcing bolsters, and dbl triggers. Action is engraved with sprays of scroll. “B. Searcy & Co” is on each side. Broadly streaked and nicely figured European walnut steel capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-3/4″ over black Old English pad, and features right hand shadow line cheekpiece, and well cut point pattern borderless checkering at grip. Stock has been fitted with mercury recoil reducer. Matching splinter ejector forend has Deeley type release. Drop at heel: approx 3-3/16″, drop at comb: approx 2-1/16″. Weight: 13 lbs. 8 oz. LOP: 14-3/4″. CONDITION: Excellent, showing very little carrying use, and possibly unfired since proof. Mechanically excellent. 50610-14 (10,000-15,000) – Lot 3192

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3193

*VERY RARE AND EXCEPTIONALLY FINE FAMARS (ABBIATICO & SALVINELLI) “VENUS EXPRESS EXTRA LUSSO” .470 NITRO EXPRESS SIDELOCK EJECTOR DOUBLE RIFLE WITH FINE RELIEF SCROLL AND BULINO GAME SCENES BY DASSA WITH CASE.

SN 1159. Cal. 470 Nitro Express. 24″ Chopper lump bbls fitted with matted quarter rib holding one standing, one folding leaf express rear sight, have matching front ramp fitted with gold bead and Holland & Holland style flip-over ivory night bead. Top rear of right bbl is gold inlaid in Old English script “Famars” “di Abbiatico & Salvinelli” and left side “Safari Club International” “Pittsburg Chapter 1”. Bbl flats are stamped with 1996 Italian nitro proofs, SN and “A&S”, along with “4651”. Coin finished, robust pinless back sidelock action features top tang which extends over comb in H&H style, non-automatic safety (SAFE engraved), hidden third fastener, bushed strikers, reinforced frame, H&H type detachable back locks, and dbl triggers (front articulated). Action is engraved with relief large open scrolling acanthus with stippled shaded background surrounding fine bulino portrait of cape buffalo on bottom under “FAMARS” and “CAL 470 NE” on banners. Left sideplate is engraved with face-on large tusker in open savanna. Right side portrays charging rhino, dust flying, as he exits backdrop of thornbrush. Buffalo and Rhino are both signed “Dassa”, the highly regarded Italian engraving house, with trigger plate also signed. Single beaded trigger guard engraved with matching scroll, has tang which extends to steel trap grip cap. Nicely marbled and somewhat fiddle figured European walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over thin black Decelerator pad, and features shadow line right hand cheekpiece, and point pattern checkering with line borders at grip. Matching splinter ejector forend has forward pivoting lever bolt release. Drop at heel: approx 2-9/16″, drop at comb: approx 1-13/16″. Cast: Neutral. Weight: 11 lbs. 7 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. Brown leather case with stitched leather corners, most likely by Nizzoli, is lined in dark green cloth, and has black leather Famars label stitched into lid. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We have taken care to ensure that this item(s) meets the standard for sale under the ESA. However, certain states and other countries have laws that are more restrictive than the ESA. It is the bidder’s responsibility to ensure that it is lawful to purchase or transport this item(s) into their state, and to obtain the necessary import and export approvals. Delay or failure to obtain any such permit or approval does not relieve the buyer of paying for the item(s) and consummating the purchase. CONDITION: Excellent, essentially as new, with only the faintest of handling marks in all finishes of wood and metal, most notably a few very light scratches on cheekpiece, appears unfired since proof. Top lever and mechanics are a bit gummy from congealed oil. Case leather has a few light marks and scuffs. Interior cloth has some slight compressions, rubbed through at breech end of bbl channel from contact with third bite. An exceptional high quality dangerous game rifle. 50819-29 MGM178 (35,000-55,000) IVORY – Lot 3193

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3194

*SUPERB GRIFNEE ENGRAVED FRANCOTTE DELUXE EXPRESS SIDELOCK EJECTOR SELF-OPENING DOUBLE RIFLE WITH SCOPE AND CASE.

SN 91414. Cal. 9.3 x 74R. 23-1/4″ Chopper lump bbls are fitted with matted quarter rib holding one standing, two folding leaf express rear sight, with inlaid gold lines, along with claw type scope bases. Matching ramp front, fitted with Westley Richards type folding sight protector, holds silver bead with porcelain flip-up “moon” bead. Tops of bbls are engraved “Aug. Francotte a Liege” and “Made in Belgium”. Calibers are engraved around breech ends. Bbl flats and bottoms of bbls are stamped with 1978 (?) Belgian nitro proofs, and with calibers. Bbls are fitted with H&H type self-opening assist spring. Coin finished action with extended top strap in H&H fashion, features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), bushed strikers, hidden third fastener, side clips, reinforced frame, raised rib tumbler end cocking indicators, and dbl triggers (front articulated and with checkered finger blade). Action is engraved with near full coverage truly exceptional relief open shaded scroll with floral highlights at hinge pin covers, all within geometric borders. This dramatic scroll surrounds fine Bulino portrait of large bull elephant on bottom of action over “Aug Francotte” in arched device. Lockplates are engraved with interesting scenes, which extend to borders and spill onto action; with a lion and lioness running across savanna on left lockplate, and a pair of cape buffalo thundering into mopani trees on right. This exceptional engraving is by the late, great, Philippe Grifnee whose signature appears on trigger plate. Trigger guard with matching scroll has SN on tang, which extends to engraved steel grip cap with trap. Finely marbled and figured European walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 15″ over checkered wood butt, with basket weave engraved steel heel and toe plates. Stock features typical drop points and point pattern checkering at grip. A gold oval on toe line is engraved “H D P”. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release. A fine Zeiss Diavari – Z 1.5 – 6 X 42 rail scope with fine duplex 3 post reticle is in claw mounts, rear with windage adjustment. Drop at heel: approx 2-1/2″, drop at comb: approx 1-3/4″. Cast: approx 1/4″ off. Weight without scope: 8 lbs. 3 oz. LOP: 15″. High quality oak and leather case with brass corners and central medallion is lined in burgundy cloth, and has paper Francotte label in lid. Case contains square oil bottle, boxwood spare striker case, lens cap for scope, pair of snap caps, and two keys. PROVENANCE: Remarkable William Larkin Moore Private Estate Collection of Fine Sporting Arms. CONDITION: Excellent, close to new, with only a few light marks in metal, and a few scratches and pings, some fairly deep, in buttstock. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are out of time. (may need lubrication) Scope is excellent with some light marks on exterior, optically clear. Case leather is excellent with some light marks and scratches. Interior cloth is a bit dusty with some rubs. Partitions have been removed to accommodate scope, which does not quite fit case. A fine handling high quality rifle in a caliber that with your PH’s permission, can be used for anything up to and including buffalo. 50594-1 MGM49 (30,000-50,000) – Lot 3194

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3195

*FINE PRE WAR FRANCOTTE DANGEROUS GAME DOUBLE RIFLE.

SN 86984. (1930) Cal. 500/ 465 Nitro Express. 26″ Dovetailed bbls are fitted with file cut quarter rib holding one standing, two folding leaf express rear sight with gold lines. Leaves are matted and marked for 100, 200, and 300 yards. Matching front ramp has white porcelain bead and slip-on sight protector. Tops of bbls are engraved “Von Lengerke & Detmold” and “U.S. Agents New – York”. Bbl flats are stamped with 1930 Belgian nitro proofs and with AF crowned logos (Francotte). Bottoms of bbls are stamped with caliber information, and right bbl with SN. Case hardened boxlock action has top tang which extends over comb in H&H fashion, and features non-automatic safety, hidden crossbolt third fastener, bushed strikers, and dbl triggers. Action is engraved with approx 70% coverage varying sized scroll and with “A. Francotte Maker & Patentee” and “Liege Belgium” on each side. Blued trigger guard has matching scroll on bow and SN on tang which extends to steel trap grip cap, which contains a pair of strikers and spare front sight. Well streaked, lightly marbled and somewhat burl figured European walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over leather faced Silver type pad, and features right hand shadow line cheekpiece, drop points to side panels, and point pattern checkering with line borders. Matching splinter forend has Anson release. Drop at heel: approx 2-3/8″, drop at comb: approx 1-9/16″. Cast: approx 1/8 off. Weight: 10 lbs. 10 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. CONDITION: Very fine, as partially refinished. Bbls retain nearly all of a sympathetic re-black, very little polishing appears to have been done, lettering and matting remain sharp and clear. Action retains approx 80 – 85% orig muted case hardening color. What appears to be orig blue of top lever, is silvered on thumbpiece. Trigger guard retains nearly all of a sympathetic re-blue. Stocks retain nearly all of a fine hand rubbed oil finish over some light marks, with one or two faint subsequent marks, checkering slightly worn, and with borders somewhat filled with oil. Checkering does not appear to have been re-cut. Bores are excellent with one or two very minor pits and a hint of frosting toward breech ends. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. A great handling “golden age” big bore double in a great caliber. 50655-11 MGM148 (15,000-20,000) C&R – Lot 3195

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3196

*FINE 577 NITRO EXPRESS SIDELOCK EJECTOR DOUBLE RIFLE BY MARCEL THYS.

SN 079. Cal. 577 Nitro Express. 26-1/4″ Chopper lump bbls are fitted with raised, matted, quarter rib holding one standing, two folding leaf express rear sight, and short front ramp holding silver bead. “M. Thys Liege Belgium” is engraved on top of left bbl. Bbl flats are engraved “750 gr. Bullet Weight”. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with Belgian nitro proofs for 577 Nitro 3″. Robust, coin finished, sidelock action has top strap which extends over comb in H&H fashion, and features non-automatic safety with pivoting bolt, hidden third fastener, bushed strikers, slight reinforce to action, raised rib tumbler end cocking indicators, and dbl triggers (front articulated). Action and lockplates are engraved with 80% coverage well cut classic small scroll. Engravers signature “Ligma” is on trigger plate. Matching steel trigger guard has tang which extends to steel trap grip cap. Fine streaky marbled and flame stump figured European walnut steel capped pistol grip buttstock measures 15″ over leather faced Silver type pad, and features large shadow line right hand cheekpiece, deep carved drop points, and closely spaced point pattern checkering with line borders at grip. Matching full splinter ejector forend has forward pivoting bolt release. Drop at heel: approx 3-3/16″, drop at comb: approx 1-15/16″. Cast: Neutral. Weight: 12 lbs. 0 oz. LOP: 15″. CONDITION: Excellent, very close to new, with little evidence of having been fired since proof, and retaining nearly all of its factory finishes on wood and metal; with only a few very minor handling and assembly marks. Bores show a bit of metal fouling in grooves. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are strong and in time. A well made dangerous game rifle. 50655-9 MGM147 (25,000-35,000) – Lot 3196

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3197

*BERETTA “SSO EXPRESS” OVER UNDER SIDELOCK EJECTOR DOUBLE RIFLE WITH ZEISS SCOPE AND CASE.

SN C11333B. Cal. 375 H&H. 24-1/2″ Mono-bloc bbls are fitted with full length rib, central portion milled away forming quarter rib and front sight base. Quarter rib holds one standing, one folding leaf express rear sight and claw scope bases. A gold bead is in front ramp. Left side of top bbl and mono-bloc are engraved “P. Beretta – ITALY” and with caliber. Bottom of mono-bloc is stamped with model, caliber, and SN. Case hardened, low profile, sidelock action features non-automatic safety and dbl triggers. Action and lockplates are engraved with simple scroll borders, and with other flourishes of scroll, with makers name on each lockplate, as well as on bottom of action, along with “EXPRESS”. Double beaded trigger guard is gold inlaid with script initials “A L B” (?) and SN is on tang, which extends to steel grip cap with trap. Trap contains a spare front sight. Beautifully marbled European walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 15″ over brown Old English pad, and features right hand cheekpiece, point pattern checkering with line borders at grip, and a hinged cartridge trap with space for three cartridges on toe line. Front portion is held in place by sling eye matching that soldered to bottom of bottom bbl. QD swivels are also in place. Matching one piece ejector forend has Deeley type release. Zeiss Diavari-Z 1.5 – 6X rail scope with duplex reticle is fitted with claw mounts. Drop at heel: approx 2-3/8″, drop at comb: approx 1-3/4″. Cast: approx 1/4″ off. Weight without scope: 10 lbs. 14 oz. LOP: 15″. High quality dark brown leather case with stitched leather corners by Nizzoli, is lined in dark olive felt, and has gold embossed brown Beretta label in lid. Case is semi french fitted for action and bbls, scope does not fit into case, but would with the simple removal of one partition. Scope is accompanied by its orig box. CONDITION: Excellent, very near to new, with only the lightest handling and assembly marks in all finishes, wood and metal, and scant evidence of having been fired since proof. Mechanically crisp. Scope is excellent with one or two light marks on exterior. Optics are clear. Case is excellent, with a number of light scuffs. Interior has some light compressions. This model has a current retail of approx $17000.00; the scope is a $4500 extra. 50831-1 MGM124 (10,000-20,000) – Lot 3197

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3198

*BERETTA 689 EXPRESS OVER UNDER SIDEPLATED BOXLOCK EJECTOR DOUBLE RIFLE WITH SWAROVSKI SCOPE.

SN 69294B. Cal. 30-06. 24″ Mono-bloc bbls are fitted with full length rib, central portion milled away forming quarter rib and front sight base. Quarter rib holds one standing leaf express rear sight and claw scope bases. A gold bead is in front ramp. Left side of top bbl and mono-bloc are engraved “P. Beretta – ITALY” and with caliber. Bottom of mono-bloc is stamped with SN and importers name and address (BSA). Case hardened, low profile, sideplated boxlock action features non-automatic safety and special order dbl triggers. Action and sideplates are engraved with simple scroll and geometric borders, as well as with other flourishes of scroll, with makers name on each lockplate, as well as on bottom of action, which is engraved “EXPRESS”. Blued trigger guard has scroll on bow. Beautifully marbled and nicely flame/ fiddle figured European walnut pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over open sided brown Beretta pad, and features right hand cheekpiece, point pattern checkering with line borders at grip, with a vacant silver oval and sling eye matching that on bottom of bottom bbl on toe line. QD swivels are also in place. Matching one piece schnabeled ejector forend has Deeley type release. Swarovski Z6 1 – 6X scope with three post and crosshair reticle, has cast-in Picatinny type rail at bottom fitted with claw mounts. Drop at heel: approx 1-13/16″, drop at comb: approx 1-3/8″. Cast: approx 1/4″ off. Weight with scope: 9 lbs. 8 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. CONDITION: Excellent, with light handling and assembly marks associated with casual field use. Case hardening shows slight silvering on sharp edges, and considerable loss of orig lacquer. Bores are excellent. Mechanically crisp. Scope is excellent. Optics are clear. 50687-2 MGM125 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 3198

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3199

*THE FIRST GARBI DOUBLE RIFLE, A SIDELOCK EJECTOR IN 375 H&H WITH CASE.

SN GA27-06-001-96. Cal. 375 H&H. 25″ Chopper lump bbls are fitted with matted quarter rib holding single standing leaf express rear sight. Transition to mid rib has foliate engraving, as does ramp to silver bead front sight. Tops of bbls are engraved “ARMAS GARBI SPAIN” and “WILLIAM LARKIN MOORE & CO WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA NO. 1”. Bbl flats are stamped with SN, Spanish proofs, and caliber. Ejectors are fitted with spring loaded detents for rimless case. Case hardened sidelock action with reinforcing bolsters, features automatic safety (S inlaid in gold), bushed strikers, and dbl triggers (front articulated). Action is engraved in classic Purdey inspired rose and scroll with makers name on bottom. Beaded trigger guard has scroll on bow and last portion of SN on tang. Nicely marbled, dense, European walnut pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over brown Decelerator pad, and features elongated drop points, point pattern checkering with dbl line border at grip, and gold oval engraved “W L M” on toe line. Matching long splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Wood in bbl channel is stamped “001”. Drop at heel: approx 2-1/4″, drop at comb: approx 1-9/16″. Cast: approx 1/2″ off. Weight: 8 lbs. 9 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. Tan leather case with stitched leather corners is lined in burgundy felt and has embroidered Garbi label on lid. Case holds exterior case straps. PROVENANCE: Remarkable William Larkin Moore Private Estate Collection of Fine Sporting Arms. CONDITION: Excellent, essentially as new, with only a few light handling and assembly marks, most notably a small double ding on cheekpiece. Mechanically crisp. Case is excellent. A well balanced, fine handling, double rifle in what most regard as the finest all around caliber ever. 50594-87 MGM54 (22,500-37,500) – Lot 3199

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3200

*CHAPUIS ARMES “IMPERIAL EXPRESS” SIDEPLATED BOXLOCK DOUBLE RIFLE WITH FINE SCROLL AND BULINO ENGRAVING BY DASSA WITH CASE.

SN 37711. Cal. 30-06. 23-5/8″ Bbls with unique to Chapuis shoe lump double hook construction, are fitted with matted quarter rib holding single standing leaf rear sight engraved “Carabine Double Express” “Chapuis Armes France”. Transition to mid rib has foliate engraving, as does front ramp which holds white bead adjustable for elevation. Extractors are fitted with spring plungers to engage rimless case. Coin finished, sideplated, boxlock action features non-automatic safety, bushed strikers, and dbl triggers. Action is engraved with near full coverage well cut semi-relief open shaded acanthus scroll surrounding Bulino vignette of a pronghorn antelope on bottom. Left sideplate tail depicts a roaring elk, and a large mule deer is on right. Trigger plate is signed “Dassa”. Wonderfully burl figured and marbled European walnut steel capped pistol grip buttstock measures 15″ over checkered wood buttplate, and features a large shadow line right hand cheekpiece, nicely engraved grip cap, and point pattern checkering with line borders. A matching beavertail forend has Deeley type release. Drop at heel: approx 2-7/8″, drop at comb: approx 1-5/8″. Cast: approx 1/4″ off. Weight: 7 lbs. 12 oz. LOP: 15″. Makers vinyl covered case with leather trim is lined in red waled cloth, and has Chapuis label in lid. Case contains proof certificate, guarantee cards, and test target. PROVENANCE: Remarkable William Larkin Moore Private Estate Collection of Fine Sporting Arms. CONDITION: Excellent, nearly as new with only a few light handling and assembly marks in all factory finishes, most notably some light scratches and marks at left side buttstock near toe. Breech area of bbls show some slight discoloration. Mechanically crisp. Case is excellent. 50594-98 MGM62 (9,500-15,000) – Lot 3200

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3201

*BLASER S2 SAFARI SUPER LUXUS DOUBLE RIFLE WITH CASE.

SN S/01262. Cal. 470 Nitro Express. 25″ Mono-bloc bbls are fitted with full length rib with portions milled away forming base for single standing leaf rear and gold bead front sights. Muzzles are fitted with regulating mechanism. Mono-bloc is marked with caliber, makers name, SN, and model. Sides are deeply scroll engraved. Coin finished action with tilting lock block, has cocking/ safety slide on top tang. Action is fitted with ornamental sideplates, and is engraved with 60% coverage exceptionally well cut shaded scroll. Sideplates depict nicely detailed vignettes of really big game, with a pair of elephant on left, and cape buffalo on right. Fine flesh-toned classically streaked and nicely figured European walnut capped pistol grip stock measures 14-3/4″ over black “Universal” pad. Stock features point pattern checkering and swept right hand cheekpiece. Composition grip cap has large central oval depicting the king of beasts. Matching small schnabeled beavertail forend has large ebony tip, and Blaser release with Deeley type latch. Drop at heel: approx 2-5/8″, drop at comb: approx 1-11/16″. Weight: 11 lbs. 9 oz. LOP: 14-3/4″. Multi-barrel Americase with ballistic cloth outer cover is lined in green velvet, and has Blaser name embroidered on divider. Case contains a trigger lock. CONDITION: Excellent, near new, with only a few faint handling marks on wood and metal. Mechanically crisp. Case is excellent. Blaser no longer makes this S2 Safari Double Rifle! 50482-1 MGM10 (10,000-15,000) – Lot 3201

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3202

*WELL MADE OVER-UNDER DANGEROUS GAME DOUBLE RIFLE BY B. WINKLER OF FERLACH WITH SWAROVSKI SCOPE.

SN 37-125. Cal. 450 3-1/4 Nitro. 26″ Demi-bloc bbls are fitted with matted quarter rib holding one standing, one folding leaf U-notch express rear sight, and claw scope bases. Matching front ramp holds gold bead. Bottom bbl is stamped with 1968 Ferlach nitro proofs. Orig caliber has been milled out and stamped with present caliber. Bottom of bbl is also stamped “MADE BY BENEDIKT WINKLER” “FERLACH”. A sling eye is soldered to bottom bbl. Coin finished, sideplated Blitz, OU, double Kersten action features non-automatic safety, bushed strikers, and gold plated dbl triggers. Action and sideplates are engraved with near full coverage lozenges and sprays of nicely cut Germanic open scroll. Lightly marbled and figured European walnut capped pistol grip slightly hog-backed buttstock measures 14-5/8″ over black KICKEEZ pad, and features small right hand shadow line cheekpiece and multi-point pattern checkering at grip, as well as a sling loop matching that on bbl, on toe line. Matching 3-pc forend has Deeley release. 1.25 – 4 X 24 30mm Swarovski Habicht scope with crosshair and three post reticle is in Recknagel type rings, rear with windage adjustment. Drop at heel: approx 3-1/4″, drop at comb: approx 1-7/8″. Cast: approx 1/16″. Weight without scope: 10 lbs. 0 oz. LOP: 14-5/8″. CONDITION: Excellent, as partially refinished. Bbls retain nearly all of what is most likely a fine quality rust blue, but is possibly original, with a few minor marks. Coin finish of action remains bright. Stocks retain most of a light hand rubbed oil finish over a few marks, most likely done when new pad was applied. Checkering remains excellent. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Scope is near new with a crease in top adjustment cover. Optics excellent. 51105-1 MGM321 (8,000-12,000) – Lot 3202

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3203

*MERKEL MODEL 140.2.1 BOXLOCK DOUBLE RIFLE WITH GOLD INLAYS, SCOPE AND CASE.

SN A375080. Cal. 375 H&H magnum. 23-1/2″ Shoe lump bbls are fitted with full length broad matted rib, central section milled away forming quarter rib and front ramp. Rib mounts one standing, one folding U-notch rear sight, and silver sourdough bead front. Rear portion is fitted with claw bases, and is engraved “Safari .375 H & H”. Makers and importers names are on side of left bbl. Bbl flats are stamped with proof date, caliber, and SN. Bottom of right bbl is stamped “K6128″. A sling loop is screwed to bottom rib. Coin finished, ogee-backed, boxlock action features non-automatic safety, crossbolt third fastener, side clips, pin type cocking indicators, reinforcing side panels, and dbl triggers. Action is engraved with sprays of shaded scroll and geometric borders surrounding African game scenes with primary subjects relief inlaid in gold; elephant on left, and lion on right. Bottom of action has Suhl logo stamped between tendrils of scroll. Fine looking, classically streaked, and lightly streaked European walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-3/16″ over thin leather covered pad, and features right hand cheekpiece, point pattern checkering, and a sling loop on toe line. Matching long splinter non-ejector forend has Deeley release. Rifle is fitted with Schmitt & Bender 1.25 – 4 x 20 rail scope with three post duplex reticle in claw mounts. (Scope has lighted red dot in reticle.) Drop at heel: approx 2-3/4″, drop at comb: approx 1-13/16″. Weight without scope: 9 lbs. 8 oz. LOP: 14-3/16”. Factory Americase with black ballistic cloth outer cover, is lined in dark burgundy velvet with “Merkel” embroidered in gold thread in the lid. Case contains snap caps, oil bottle, patch case, batteries for scope, mercury recoil reducer, cleaning rod in stainless steel case, and a horn striker block, as well as bag for action. CONDITION: Excellent, appears little used, with only a few minor handling marks in wood and metal finishes. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Scope is excellent. Lighted reticle works. Case is excellent. 50483-1 MGM6 (9,000-14,000) – Lot 3203

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3204

*MERKEL 141-1.1 BOXLOCK EJECTOR DOUBLE RIFLE WITH CASE AND ACCESSORIES.

SN 550962. Cal. 9.3 x 74R. 23-5/8″ Shoe lump bbls are fitted with broad, flat, matted, full length rib holding one standing square notch rear sight, and silver sourdough bead in slightly raised ramp front portion. Bbl flats are stamped with German nitro proofs and a sling loop is screwed to bottom rib. Coin finished scroll backed boxlock action features automatic safety, crossbolt third fastener, side clips, bushed strikers, cocking indicators on sides, and dbl triggers. Action is engraved with sprays of scroll within geometric borders surrounding well cut game scenes on sides; bugling stag on left, and running boar on right. Engravers initials “G.L” (Gerhard Liebscher) are stamped at front of stag scene. Lightly marbled European walnut capped pistol grip hog-backed buttstock measures 14-5/8″ over composition Merkel buttplate, and features right hand cheekpiece, point pattern checkering at grip, and a sling loop matching that on bbl, on toe line. Matching splinter ejector forend has Deeley release. Drop at heel: approx 3-1/4″, drop at comb: approx 1-15/16″, top of hog-back: 2-3/8″. Cast: Neutral. Weight: 8 lbs. 4 oz. LOP: 14-5/8″. Green canvas covered case with tan leather trim is lined in green velvet, and contains a set of 3 rosewood handled turnscrews, and a 3″ x 5″ card stating “Engraved by master engraver Gerhard Liebscher”. CONDITION: Excellent, very close to new, with scant evidence of having been fired except for faint halos on breechface, with only a very few light handling marks in all finishes. Case has some marks and rubs. Straps and handle are good. Interior cloth is fine with rubs, compressions and light stains. 50483-2 MGM322 (4,000-7,000) – Lot 3204

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3205

*MERKEL MODEL 201 E OVER-UNDER SHOTGUN WITH CUSTOM RIFLE BARRELS AND SCOPE.

SN 37668. Cal. 20 ga x 20 ga and 30-06 over 30-06. Orig 12 ga. 26-3/4″ demi-bloc bbls are fitted with matted, ventilated rib, and have Merkel name and address on left rear and retailers address (W. Glaser Zurich) on right. Bottom bbl is stamped with German nitro proofs with proof date of 6/53. 24″ Custom OU rifle bbls are fitted with quarter rib holding one standing U-notch rear sight, and Buhler scope mount base. Front sight ramp has blank dovetail. Left breech area is engraved “H. J. D Herstahl Belgium”, right rear “Compound Nitro Steel Cap.” and are stamped with Belgian nitro proofs with date stamp for 1955. Coin finished, ogee backed, blitz, dbl Kersten action features non-automatic tang safety, pin type cocking indicators on sides, and single selective trigger. Action is engraved with 40% coverage well cut scroll surrounding scenes of dogs and game; setter flushing a pair of birds on left, and a nye of pheasant on right. Makers name and address is stamped on trigger plate. Lightly figured and streaked European walnut round knob pistol grip buttstock measures 13-7/8″ over Pachmayr white line rifle pad. Standard point pattern checkering is at grip. Each bbl set has its own matching 3-pc ejector forend with Deeley release. Shotgun Barrels: Bore diameter: top -.719, bottom – .719. Bore restrictions: top – .030 (full), bottom – .018 (mod). Drop at heel: 2-7/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Cast: approx 1/4″ off. Weight: 6 lbs. 15 oz. LOP: 13-7/8″. Rifle Barrels: Cast: approx 1/4″ off. Weight with scope: 9 lbs. 4 oz. LOP: 13-7/8″. Leupold Vari-X II 3 x 9 scope with crosshair reticle is in Buhler rings. CONDITION: Excellent, retaining approx 95% blue on bbls. Coin finish of action is slightly darkened, and silvered. Stocks retain most of their orig finish with some oil added at time of pad installation. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Mechanically excellent. 50706-2 MGM243 (5,000-10,000) C&R – Lot 3205

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3206

*EXCEPTIONAL CLAMSHELL ACTION SIDELOCK DOUBLE RIFLE DRILLING BY MILLER & VAL GREISS WITH SCOPE.

SN 7034. Cal. 400/350 Flanged Rigby x 400/350 Flanged Rigby x 16 ga. This unusual German combination gun was inspired by English taste, and has many unusual features. 25″ Bbls are fitted with matted quarter rib mounting broad U-notch single standing leaf rear sight and claw scope bases. Central portion of rib is sunken in English style, and silver bead front sight is longitudinally dovetailed into raised, ramp base. Tops of bbls are engraved “Miller & Val. Greiss” and “Munchen”. Krupp steel marks are toward rears with breech ends engraved with 3/4″ triangles of scroll. Bbl flats are stamped with post 1892 and pre 1912 German nitro proofs. Highly unusual clamshell sidelock action features tang safety (SICHER in gold), flip-up lolly-pop type tang sight, and very unusual rifle/ shotgun selector which toggles right and left just behind top lever. Locks are fitted with raised rib tumbler end cocking indicators, and a single pin type indicator for shotgun bbl is to left of top lever. Both triggers are set. Action is engraved in a Germanic rendition of British rose and scroll with sprays of simple scroll surrounding circular rose bouquets on lockplates and triangular rose arrangements behind hinge pin. Sides of clamshell are engraved in acanthus motifs. Trigger guard is of horn. Very fine, well marbled, and nicely fiddle figured European walnut round knob pistol grip buttstock measures 14-5/8″ over horn basket weave buttplate, and features small shadow line right hand cheekpiece, lozenge shaped inset horn drop points, closely spaced checkering at grip, with a hinged cartridge trap with spaces for four rifle cartridges, and a vacant gold oval on toe line. Rifle comes complete with an old leather sling in orig swivels, with one anchoring front portion of cartridge trap on butt, the other soldered to bottom bbl. Matching small forend has inset horn tip and Deeley type release. A Leupold Vari – X II scope with duplex reticle is in well fitting custom made claw rings. 16 ga: Bore diameter: – .671. Bore restriction: -.033 (full). Wall thickness: -.022. Drop at heel: approx 2-7/8″, drop at comb: approx 1-9/16. Weight without scope: 8 lbs. 5 oz. LOP: 14-5/8″. Accompanying this rifle are one full box and one partial box (10 rounds) custom loaded ammunition marked 9 x 70R (which is the European equivalent of the 400/ 350 flanged Rigby cartridge). This caliber is also marked on boxes. Also included is a sighting target showing 1-1/2″ group shot at 50 yds with the scope about 2″ high of center, with Brenneke slug hole 2-1/2″ low of center. PROVENANCE: Target. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain nearly all of what appears to be orig blue, but is possibly an old re-blue, engraving and matting remain clear and sharp. Action and lockplates retain a considerable amount of their orig case hardening color, but are mostly silver to gray. Stocks retain nearly all of an old hand rubbed oil finish, sharp edges preserved. Checkering lightly worn. There is an incipient 1/2″ stress crack on left side at top of grip running from rear of tang down into checkering. It appears stable, and does not flex. There is no corresponding crack on right side. Horn of trigger guard and buttplate is fine. All bores are excellent. Rifle bores are shiny with just a hint of erosion at throats. Scope is excellent, clear optics. Front ring has some vise marks at base. A truly special combination gun. 51076-4 MGM274 (9,000-14,000) – Lot 3206

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3207

*NICELY APPOINTED PERUGINI & VISINI SINGLE SHOT BREAK ACTION STALKING RIFLE WITH SCOPE AND CASE.

SN 1604. Cal. 243 Win. 23-5/8″ Mono-bloc bbl is fitted with matted quarter rib holding flip-up rear U-notch sight, and claw scope bases. Matching tall front ramp holds silver bead. Top of bbl is engraved with makers name and address. Side of bbl in front of front claw base is gold inlaid “Construito per Joseph N Bellino”. Bottom of mono-bloc and bbl are stamped with 1988 Italian nitro proofs, and SN. Nicely filed, low profile, coin finished, scallop-backed, boxlock action features non-automatic safety and dbl set triggers. Action is engraved with full coverage well cut large open attenuated scroll surrounding bulino game scenes of animals suitable as quarry using this rifle; pronghorn on left, white tail deer on right, and a fine quartering portrait of a wolf on bottom of action under makers name. Engravers signature Rizzini is on trigger plate. Single beaded trigger guard has scroll on bow and SN on tang. Nicely marbled European walnut pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over Silver type pad, and features right hand shadow line cheekpiece, and typical point pattern checkering at grip. P & V logo flanked by two unicorns, is in gold inlet into bottom of grip. Matching splinter schnabeled forend has Deeley type release. Bausch & Lomb 1.5 – 6 X scope with duplex reticle is in claw rings, rear with windage adjustment. Drop at heel: approx 2-1/4″, drop at comb: approx 1-5/16″. Weight without scope: 7 lbs. 8 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. Quality tan leather case with stitched leather corners by Nizzoli, is lined in green cloth, and is french fitted for action, bbls, and scope. An open compartment holds silver-plated hip flask engraved with portrait of snarling mountain lion by Rizzini, and dated ’88. P & V name and address are at bottom. Opposite side is engraved with crest of “JNB” surmounted by a knight’s helm surrounded by foliage, all over Latin inscription, “hominum divomque voluptas” (and men pleasure). Hinged covered compartment contains a rubber backed leather sling with detachable swivels. CONDITION: Excellent, showing evidence of limited field use, with a few minor marks in orig factory finishes. However rifle does not appear to have been fired more than a few times. Mechanically crisp. Scope is excellent. Case shows a number of light scuffs in exterior leather. Handle is excellent. Interior cloth shows some light rubs and soiling. Flask is excellent. 50577-1 (8,500-12,500) – Lot 3207

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3208

*SPRINGBOK ARMS BREVEX MAGNUM MAUSER DANGEROUS GAME RIFLE IN .416 RIGBY.

SN 0011/1062. Cal. 416 Rigby. 24-1/4″ Heavy round bbl fitted with one standing, two folding leaf express rear sight in island base has short front ramp holding silver bead. Ramp is fitted with sight protector. Bbl also has Rigby style partially banded sling eye soldered on. Top of bbl is engraved “.416 R. By Springbok Arms, Salisbury” (Harare, Zimbabwe). SN is engraved at top rear. Typical magnum length Brevex Mauser action with rounded bridge and solid sidewall still retains flag safety, small knob bolt handle and single stage trigger. Bottom metal has hinged floorplate with retaining button in trigger guard bow. Nicely streaked European walnut composition capped pistol grip stock measures 14-3/4″ over red Old English pad, and features shadow line right hand cheekpiece, two reinforcing pins through stock, point pattern checkering at grip and forend, and a vacant silver oval on toe line. Drop at heel: approx 2-7/8″, drop at comb: approx 2-1/16″. Cast: approx 1/2″ off. Weight: 9 lbs. 14 oz. LOP: 14-3/4″. CONDITION: Excellent. Rifle appears to retain over 95% of all orig factory finishes on wood and metal, with some nicks and scratches. Stock possibly has had some oil rubbed in as maintenance. Pad is new. Bore is excellent. Action is smooth. 50655-6 MGM158 (7,000-9,000) – Lot 3208

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3209

*FERLACH CUSTOM SPRINGFIELD WITH SCOPE, ENGRAVED BY BRUEHL MAX GUN ENGRAVING STUDIO, CHICAGO.

SN 1179-65. Cal. 375 H&H. 26″ One third octagon, 2/3 round Bohler bbl with integral rib, is mounted with single standing U-notch rear sight, and gold bead in front ramp. Rib is matted, and orig makers name is matted out. ’03 Springfield action has been fitted with claw mounts. Bolt handle has been altered to clear scope. Floorplate has been altered to hinged type. Rear portion of bbl, action, and bottom metal are engraved with extensive coverage well done oak leaves and acorns in shaded background. Bolt knob is deeply carved in oak leaf motif. Bottom metal is coin finished and has acorns and oak leaves of better quality surrounding scene of battling moose on floorplate, and cougar on trigger guard bow. Front part of magazine is engraved “ENGRAVED” “BY” “BRUEHL MAX” “GUN ENGRAVING” “STUDIO” “CHICAGO”. Crotch figured American walnut, California style Monte Carlo stock with right hand swept cheekpiece and rosewood grip cap and forend, measures 14-1/4″ over open sided Pachmayr white line pad. Well cut point pattern checkering with scroll flourishes at apex of interior points is at grip and forend. A piece of rosewood has been inlet behind top tang. Kahles Helia-Super 4 X scope with duplex reticle is in soldered-on claw rings. Drop at heel: approx 2-3/4″, drop at rear of Monte Carlo: approx 1-5/8″, drop at comb: approx. 1-3/4″. Weight without scope: 8 lbs. 6 oz. LOP: 14-1/4″. CONDITION: Excellent. Metal parts retain essentially all of their custom finishes. Stock shows a few light marks in its orig oil finish, checkering still light in color. Rosewood piece is inlet behind tang to repair a crack, which continues about 3/4″ past piece. This repair appears solid and does not flex. There are a few light marks on ocular bell of scope, optics clear. 50680-1 MGM304 (6,000-10,000) C&R – Lot 3209

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3210

*SPECIAL U.S.A. MODEL COMMERCIAL TYPE B DELUXE MAUSER RIFLE.

SN 59131. Cal. 30-06. 23-1/2″ One third octagon, 2/3 round bbl with integral rib is fitted with tangent rear sight, graduated out to 1000 yards. Rib rises toward muzzle to form ramp for silver bead covered by sight protector. Unmatted portion of rib is marked “WAFFENFABRIK MAUSER A. – G. OBERNDORF am NECKAR”. Caliber designation “7.6 S” is on bbl shank. Commercial Mauser action with usual proofs and makers markings on side wall, are also maker marked with name and address on receiver ring, along with “U.S. 1906”. Bolt retains classic pear-shaped commercial knob, and has short cocking piece and flag safety. Bottom metal, fitted with late style double set triggers, has hinged floorplate retained by button in trigger guard bow. Nicely streaked European walnut horn capped pistol grip stock measures 14-1/4″ over early type horn buttplate embossed with checkering and “W M” monogram. Standard checkering is at grip and forend. Forend tip is of schnabeled horn. This style of rifle was specially ordered by N.Y. import agent Hans Tauscher for the American market. Drop at heel: approx 2-15/16″, drop at comb: approx 1-13/16″. Cast: neutral. Weight: 7 lbs. 11 oz. LOP: 14-1/4″. CONDITION: Excellent, as partially refinished. Metal parts retain over 90% of what appears to be their orig blue, with bright blue of guard screws, etc. enhanced. Stock is nicely refinished over a few light marks, checkering lightly worn. 1/4″ x 2″ piece has been let in under bolt stop, as most likely rifle was originally fitted with Lyman 35 sight. Bore is excellent, bright, sharp, and shiny throughout. Action is smooth. Set triggers work. This model is hard to find in good condition. 50655-18 MGM253 (6,000-8,000) C&R – Lot 3210

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3211

*J. P. SAUER BOLT RIFLE.

SN 254175. Cal. 30-06. 23″ One third octagon, 2/3 round, bbl with integral rib, specially milled and thinned as usually found on Sauer rifles, is engraved “Von Lengerke & Dettmold Inc New York, NY U.S. Agents” on milled out portion of rib. Makers name is on top left flat, and caliber along with “Made in Germany” on right. Fluid steel information is around shank. One standing, two folding leaf U-notch rear sight is marked for 100, 200, and 300 yards. Silver bead front is covered by slip-on protector. Commercial Mauser Model 98 standard length action is checkered on top of receiver ring. Color case hardened bolt retains classic pear-shaped knob checkered on top and bottom, and has long cocking piece, and orig flag safety. Bottom metal with dbl pull single trigger has hinged floorplate with release button in trigger guard bow. Plain European walnut hard rubber capped pistol grip stock measures 14″ over steel buttplate, and has closely spaced point pattern checkering at grip and forend. Stock also features raised reinforcing side panels, slim schnabeled forend, and non-captive side nail secondary attachment of stock to bbl. A sling loop matching that on bbl, as well as a silver oval engraved “OFB”, are on toe line. Drop at heel: approx 3″, drop at comb: approx 1-7/8″. Cast: Neutral. Weight: 7 lbs. 14 oz. LOP: 14″. CONDITION: Excellent, as partially refinished. Blued parts have been enhanced, but show little evidence of re-polish. Case hardening on bolt is original. Wood nicely refinished, sharp edges retained, checkering re-cut. Bore is excellent. Action is smooth. 50655-17 MGM254 (3,000-6,000) C&R – Lot 3211

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3212

*FINE GERMAN ENGRAVED CUSTOM SPRINGFIELD STUTZEN RIFLE.

SN 3285802. Cal. 30-06. 20″ sporter bbl with ramp front and island rear sight. Action and 6″ of bbl engraved with floral patterns and punch dot matrix. Checkered bolt. Floorplate has silver stag with floral sprays. Mannlicher style stock with ebony forend tip has carved flourishes surrounding checkering and full carved elk scene on right side of stock, pancake cheekpiece and ammo trap on towline. Hard rubber buttplate. Pecar 3-7x scope. CONDITION: Very good. Gun retains most of its custom finishes, minor oxidation on carry points and sharp edges. Wood has hand worn patina and scattered handling marks from field use. Carving remains sharp. Mechanics crisp, bright bore, optics good. 50597-2 JWD (1,000-2,500) – Lot 3212

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3213

*FN BROWNING OLYMPIAN GRADE HIGH POWER SHORT EXTRACTOR MEDIUM GAME RIFLE ENGRAVED BY KOWALSKI AND BAERTEN.

SN 54454L69. Cal. 375 H&H. 24″ Medium weight round bbl is marked with Browning Arms Co on left, and with caliber, SN and “MADE IN BELGIUM” on right side (SN is also on right receiver 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 standing grizzly bear with mountain in background, and a portrait of a snarling mountain lion is on trigger guard bow. Moose and elk are signed by “Kowalski”. Bear is signed “Baerten”. Mountain lion is signed “J.B” (Baerten). Fine stump 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. 1 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 lightly scratched. Bore is excellent. Mechanically crisp. Stock tests positive for salt with no external damage noted. Disassembled, bbl recoil lug shows light rust. Front trigger guard stud is somewhat pitted. 50610-2 (8,000-12,000) C&R – Lot 3213

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3214

*SPECTACULAR BROWNING OLYMPIAN GRADE 458 MAGNUM WITH LEUPOLD OPTICS.

SN 66700L74. Manufactured 1974 with 24″ safari weight bbl with blade front sight and folding express rear sight. Factory engraved and signed by multiple engravers on receiver and floorplate. Coin finish receiver with spectacular highly figured European walnut stock with rosewood forend tip and Browning white line recoil pad. Attached in Redfield bases and Redfield engraved 1″ rings is a Leupold 3X scope with duplex reticle. Receiver is dual game scene engraved with left front receiver ring having a vignette of a large bull elephant with forest scene in background and signed R. Dewil. On right front of receiver ring is engraved a vignette of a walking rhino with forest scene in background and also signed R. Dewil. Balance of receiver is engraved in foliate and arabesque as is chamber area with engraving extending 2″ from receiver. Floorplate is magnificently engraved with a vignette of a charging Cape Buffalo breaking through the brush with foliate and arabesque engraving top and bottom and signed in the vignette ABEE (for Angelo Bee). Trigger guard is similarly engraved in miniature a magnificent lion with head protruding from brush with small forest scene in background and signed AM underneath engraved panel. Strengthening pins through the stock are also coin finish and elegantly engraved in a small florette. The magnificent highly figured Monte Carlo stock is beautifully checkered and carved with elegant scrolls, bordering the forearm and surrounded by extremely fine checkering. Wrist is embellished in same fashion with large scrolls and oak leaf pattern with extremely fine checkering with stippling fore and aft. A rosewood grip cap with gold diamond inlay and finished in a high gloss piano finish that is in super condition. CONDITION: Virtually new, with only the slightest traces of edge wear at very extreme corner of muzzle with no visible imperfections elsewhere in metal. Buttstock has two or three small compression bruises below sling swivel towards toe and one almost indiscernible bruise in forend tip. Rifle has been diligently inspected and there is no issue with salt wood. A truly magnificent triple-signed Olympian. 51033-24 TDW (6,000-10,000) – Lot 3214

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3215

*FINE BROWNING OLYMPIAN GRADE RIFLE ENGRAVED BY WATRIN, MARECHAL, AND RICHELLE.

SN 4P28106. (1964) Cal. 30-06. 22″ Lightweight 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. Pronghorn and elk scenes are signed “A. Watrin”, both signatures covered by wood. Mule deer is signed “A. Marechal”. Bear is signed “DR” (Denise Richelle). Lightly 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. 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, except for three very deep dents between sling stud and grip cap on right toe line. Checkering and carving are slightly darkened. There are slight operating marks on bolt. Gold of trigger shows some light scratches. Bore is excellent. Mechanically crisp. 50610-3 (6,000-9,000) C&R – Lot 3215

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3216

*BAERTEN ENGRAVED BROWNING OLYMPIAN BOLT ACTION RIFLE.

SN 9P49148. Cal. 338 WIN MAG. Bbl is 24″ without provision for sights. Breech end of bbl, action, floorplate and trigger guard have full coverage Baerten vine type engraving surrounding games scenes featuring elk on right receiver ring, moose on left, grizzly bear on floorplate and cougar on trigger guard bow. Long extractor FN action has jeweling on extractor with gold plated serrated trigger. High polished blued bbl gives stunning contrast to coin finished action and floor plate. Fitted with Browning 3-9X40 gloss finished scope with standard crosshair on Browning 1-pc mounts. Rare factory original satin oil finished Monte Carlo cheek piece stock of fancy walnut with red & black contrasting tones. Stock is fitted with swivel bases, rosewood forearm tip and flared grip cap having white line spacers. Brass name plate on grip cap bears initials “CAS”. Fine hand checkering with carved foliate scroll borders having punch-dot background. LOP is 13-5/8″ over orig Browning recoil pad. Weight with scope is 9.94 lbs. 1969 Belgian manufacture. Comes in Hartman luggage case with black instruction envelope, key and Browning factory letter. CONDITION: Excellent, essentially as new, appears unfired since proof, with only a few light handling marks on wood and metal. Bbl & action retain nearly all of their orig finish. Stock finish showing minute handling marks and having dark grain streaks in butt section. Scope has clear optics. Very good bore. 50505-1 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 3216

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3217

*FN BROWNING HIGH POWER OLYMPIAN GRADE LONG EXTRACTOR MEDIUM GAME RIFLE ENGRAVED BY ANGELO BEE.

SN 8P44550. Cal. 7mm REM. 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 “AB” (Angelo Bee) and initials “LL” (L. Lambert) are under mountain lion scene. Moose and elk scenes are unsigned. Nicely figured claro walnut oil finished (most known examples are gloss finished, and it appears this finish has been removed from this stock) 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. 12 oz. LOP: 13-5/8″. PROVENANCE: Rod Fuller Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent, retaining nearly all its finishes on wood and metal, with some handling marks. Bright polish of bolt shows some darkening, especially on knob. Action is fitted with Redfield base. Pad does not fit well. There are some missing diamonds in checkering on left side of grip. Checkering and carving is somewhat darkened. Gold is somewhat flaked and worn. There are operating marks on bolt. There is some rusting on recoil bolt on left side, and a bit on ejector stud, otherwise there is no visible salt damage. Stock tests negative for salt. Stock has been glass bedded at front bolt. Bore is excellent. Mechanically crisp. 50876-1 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 3217

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3218

*HAND ENGRAVED BROWNING BAR GRADE IV RIFLE WITH CASE.

SN 70338M70. Cal. 243 Winchester. This fine first year of production rifle has standard markings on 23″ round bbl. Gray receiver is engraved with “Diana” style large scrolling acanthus with strap work highlights surrounding scenes of game; white tail buck and doe bounding over fallen bush on left, and male and female pronghorn in prairie on right. Nicely stump figured claro walnut stocks have fine checkering with beaded borders, and acanthus carving at ends. Drop at heel: approx 1-3/4″, drop at comb: approx 1-5/8″. Weight: 7 lbs. 15 oz. LOP: 13-3/4″. Full length tan Hartmann case lined in faux fur contains a key. CONDITION: Excellent, essentially as new, with only the faintest of marks in all factory finishes. Mechanically crisp. Appears unfired. Case is excellent. 50861-2 (2,500-4,000) – Lot 3218

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3219

*BROWNING SEMI-AUTOMATIC RIFLE WITH SPECIAL GOLD INLAY AND FINE ENGRAVING BY ANGELO BEE WITH CASE.

SN 8T81038. Cal. 22 LR. This “one of one”, was featured as the Grand Prize in the 4th Browning Gun Collectors Fund Raiser Drawing held at the Browning annual meeting, April 7, 2001 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. It features standard 19-1/2″ round bbl with usual St. Louis and PQ addresses, along with “MADE IN BELGIUM” on top. Breech section and muzzle are nicely scroll engraved, accented with gold bands. Either side of bbl in front of caliber and patent information, has gold inlaid perched squirrel on left, and prairie dog (?) on right. Coin finished action is engraved with near full coverage superbly cut, open scrolling acanthus with strap work highlights, as often found on “Diana” grade shotguns. This fine scroll surrounds vignettes of small game scenes in nicely detailed backgrounds, the major subjects relief sculpted in gold; pair of squirrels scamper about on a bare branch while another looks on, on left side of action, and a trio of rabbits crouch in grass with mountains in background, on right. Top of action portrays an interesting scene of bobcat swatting at departing quail (?) in woodland background. This interesting work is signed “A Bee” under Bee logo at bottom rear squirrel scene. Superb flame figured crotch American walnut square knob pistol grip buttstock measures 13-7/8″ over engraved steel buttplate. Checkering at grip is flanked by relief carved oak leaves and acorns. Forend matches well. Drop at heel: approx 2-5/8″, drop at comb: approx 1-5/8″. Weight: 5 lbs. 0 oz. LOP: 13-7/8″. Gray canvas Browning case with brown leather trim, is lined in blue velvet and has oval brass plaque in lid engraved “BROWNING 22 AUTO”. Gun is accompanied by framed copy of the orig advertising for the raffle of this gun, as well as certificate of authenticity signed by Angelo Bee for this gun dated 4/4/2000. PROVENANCE: Framed documents. CONDITION: Excellent, essentially as new, appears unfired since proof, with only the faintest of handling and assembly marks on wood and metal. Case is excellent. Certificates are excellent. A unique opportunity for the Browning collector. 50670-1 MGM310 (15,000-25,000) – Lot 3219

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3220

*HUGE HOFFMAN ARMS MAGNUM SQUARE BRIDGE MAUSER DANGEROUS GAME RIFLE IN .505 GIBBS, ENGRAVED BY RUDOLF KORNBRATH.

SN 129. Cal. 505 Gibbs. 26-1/2″ Heavy round bbl has integral stippled quarter rib, holding four folding leaf U-notch rear sight marked for 50, 150, 200, and 300 yards. Matching sleeved-on front ramp holds ivory bead, and has sight protector with knurled end. A wide sling eye is partially sleeved-on. Top of bbl is engraved “Hoffman Arms Co. Cleveland Ohio 129”. Left rear is engraved “505 Hoffman” “For 505 Gibbs Cart’g”. Magnum length square bridge Mauser action, with sidewall unmarked, has receiver ring and top of bridge stippled within beaded borders matching quarter rib. Damascened bolt with long cocking piece and standard flag safety retains orig pear shaped bolt handle which has two checkered panels. Trigger is of double pull type. Extreme drop box bottom metal with largest hinged floorplate for .416 and larger cartridges, has release in trigger guard bow. Front of bottom metal and trigger guard bow are engraved with feather borders and sprays of scroll surrounding stippled oval on bow, gold inlaid “CL”. Floorplate has scroll matching that on trigger guard bow, surrounding large vignette of gold inlaid trumpeting elephant and well detailed background of trees and mountains. This well cut and executed embellishment is most likely by the famed Rudolf Kornbrath who did the bulk of Hoffman’s engraving. Somewhat figured red-toned European walnut stock measures 13-1/2″ over 1-1/2″ dark brown leather covered pad, and features right hand shadow line cheekpiece, engraved steel grip cap (engraving at center is classic Kornbrath feather burst), and horn forend tip. There is a vacant silver oval and sling eye on toe line. Checkering at grip and forend is nicely cut and has acanthus carving at sides and ends which have stippled background. Drop at heel: approx 2-11/16″, drop at comb: approx 1-3/4″. Cast: Neutral. Weight: 10 lbs. 7 oz. LOP: 13-1/2″. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We have taken care to ensure that this item(s) meets the standard for sale under the ESA. However, certain states and other countries have laws that are more restrictive than the ESA. It is the bidder’s responsibility to ensure that it is lawful to purchase or transport this item(s) into their state, and to obtain the necessary import and export approvals. Delay or failure to obtain any such permit or approval does not relieve the buyer of paying for the item(s) and consummating the purchase. CONDITION: Excellent, as partially refinished. Metal parts retain most of a very light refinish with correct rust blue, which is over a few scattered light pits, engraving remains sharp and clear. Bolt damascening remains strong, with portions of bolt shroud and safety, as well as bolt handle somewhat browned. Wood retains nearly all of an old oil refinish over a few minor marks. Carving is very slightly softened. Checkering lightly worn, and has not been re-cut. Pad is a relatively new replacement. A receiver sight has been removed from right side of bridge, mounting holes are welded and small piece of wood installed. Restoration is difficult to see. Bore is excellent, bright, sharp and shiny throughout. Action is smooth. An ultimate classic Hoffman rifle; this rifle is pictured in ORIGINAL OBERNDORF SPORTING RIFLES by John Speed et al, as figure 963 on p. 425, and described and pictured again as figure 566, 567, and 569 on p. 253. 50655-2 MGM151 (20,000-25,000) C&R; IVORY – Lot 3220

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3221

*HOFFMAN ARMS MAGNUM SQUARE BRIDGE MAUSER DANGEROUS GAME RIFLE MADE FOR HARRY SNYDER, ORIGINAL PARTNER IN HOFFMAN ARMS CO.

SN 4. Cal. 404 Jeffery. (One of a set of rifles numbered 1-9, made for Harry Snyder as a return on his investment when he relinquished his portion of the business.) This fine rifle is fitted with 26-1/2″ medium weight sporter bbl engraved “No 4 Hoffman Arms Co. Cleveland, Ohio” on top center, and with caliber on left rear. Bbl is fitted with broad, matted, quarter rib holding four folding leaf express rear sight with leaves for 200, 300, and 400 yards. Matching sleeved-on front ramp holds gold bead, and has sight protector with knurled end. Ramp is surrounded with geometric and feather engraving. A wide sling eye engraved with flower on top, is also sleeved-on. Magnum length square bridge Mauser action has been fitted with Hoffman’s folding peep sight on dovetail through bridge. Mauser name on sidewall has been milled away, and area engraved “Hoffman Arms Co”. Receiver ring is stippled and flanked by feather engraving. Damascened bolt with long cocking piece and standard flag safety retains orig pear shaped bolt handle which has been checkered. Double pull trigger retained. Drop box bottom metal with hinged floorplate release in trigger guard bow is engraved with about 50% coverage very well cut varying types of scroll. “HARRY SNYDER” is gold inlaid on floorplate. This fine engraving was most likely done by Rudolf Kornbrath who did most of Hoffman’s engraving. Lightly streaked, dense, European walnut stock measures 13-3/4″ over open sided Hawkins pad, and features right hand shadow line cheekpiece, engraved steel grip cap, and horn forend tip. Checkering at grip and forend is nicely cut and has acanthus carving at sides and ends which has stippled background, all in classic early Hoffman style. Drop at heel: approx 3-1/16″, drop at comb: approx 1-13/16″. Cast: approx 1/4″ off. Weight: 9 lbs. 4 oz. LOP: 13-3/4″. CONDITION: Excellent, as partially refinished. Metal parts retain most of what appears to be their orig blue, on bbl and action. Bolt and action damascening remains strong. Trigger guard and forward part of bottom metal retain most of their blue, beginning to gray. Floorplate appears to have been re-blued, and retains nearly all of that blue. Wood retains nearly all of an old oil refinish over numerous minor marks and dents, as well as a few scratches. Carving slightly softened. Checkering lightly worn, and has not been re-cut. Pad is most likely original. Bore is excellent, bright, sharp and shiny throughout. Action is smooth. A fine, classic Hoffman; this rifle is pictured in ORIGINAL OBERNDORF SPORTING RIFLES by John Speed et al, as figure 962 on p. 425, and described and pictured again on p. 252. 50655-13 MGM149 (15,000-20,000) C&R – Lot 3221

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3222

*HOFFMAN ARMS MAGNUM SQUARE BRIDGE MAUSER DANGEROUS GAME RIFLE ENGRAVED AND INLAID BY RUDOLF KORNBRATH.

SN 17. Cal. 375 H&H. 24″ Half octagon, half round bbl has integral rib, front portion thinned and slightly milled away forming front ramp. Top is stippled and engraved “No 17 Hoffman Arms Co Cleveland, Ohio” in front of three folding leaf express rear sight with leaves for 100, 200, and 300 yards. Matching front ramp holds ivory bead, and has sight protector with knurled end. A wide sling eye is partially sleeved-on. Magnum length square bridge Mauser action has been fitted with Hoffman’s folding peep sight set into bridge. Sidewall is engraved “WAFFENFABRIK MAUSER – OBERNDORF – a/ n”. Receiver ring is stippled, with heavier stippling on top. Damascened bolt with long cocking piece and standard flag safety retains orig pear shaped bolt handle which has some floral engraving. Drop box bottom metal with hinged floorplate release in trigger guard bow is engraved with about 50% coverage very well cut varying types of scroll. This fine scroll surrounds bust of grizzly bear in relief gold on floorplate, with trigger guard gold inlaid with initials “JLW”. This fine engraving was most certainly done by Rudolf Kornbrath who did the bulk of Hoffman’s engraving. Nicely marbled and lightly figured European walnut stock measures 14″ over wraparound leather faced Silver type pad, and features right hand shadow line cheekpiece, engraved steel grip cap, and horn forend tip. Checkering at grip and forend is nicely cut and has acanthus carving at sides and ends which have stippled background. In addition there are unusual panels of carving either side of action in floral acanthus style. Drop at heel: approx 2-5/8″, drop at comb: approx 1-3/4″. Cast: approx 1/2″ off. Weight: 8 lbs. 11 oz. LOP: 14″. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We have taken care to ensure that this item(s) meets the standard for sale under the ESA. However, certain states and other countries have laws that are more restrictive than the ESA. It is the bidder’s responsibility to ensure that it is lawful to purchase or transport this item(s) into their state, and to obtain the necessary import and export approvals. Delay or failure to obtain any such permit or approval does not relieve the buyer of paying for the item(s) and consummating the purchase. CONDITION: Excellent, as partially refinished. Metal parts retain most of what appears to be their orig blue on bbl and action, with some cleaned spots of oxidation on right side of bbl. Bolt damascening remains strong. Trigger guard and forward part of bottom metal retain most of their blue, possibly enhanced. Engraving remains sharp and clear. Wood retains nearly all of an old oil refinish over numerous minor marks and dents, as well as a few scratches. Carving is very slightly softened. Checkering is lightly worn, and has not been re-cut. Pad is most likely original. Bore is excellent, bright, sharp and shiny throughout. Action is smooth. A fine, classic Hoffman; this rifle was pictured in ORIGINAL OBERNDORF SPORTING RIFLES by John Speed et al, as figure 961 on p. 425, and pictured again as figure 560 on p. 251. 50655-5 MGM150 (15,000-20,000) C&R; IVORY – Lot 3222

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3223

*MASSIVE CHAMPLAIN DANGEROUS GAME RIFLE BUILT ON BREVEX MAGNUM ACTION WITH SCOPE.

SN CFA005. Cal. 460 Weatherby Magnum. 24″ Heavy bbl fitted with single standing leaf rear sight and ramp front holding gold bead is marked “Champlain Firearms Inc Enid Oklahoma” on top and with caliber on left side. Magnum length Brevex Mauser action with rounded bridge is marked with SN on right side of receiver ring. A Griffin & Howe side mount has been installed. Bolt with engine turned body and extractor has been fitted with Model 70 type safety, and has standard turned down bolt handle with small knob. Bottom metal has deep hinged floorplate retained by button release in trigger guard bow. A commercial trigger has been installed. Nicely streaked European walnut stock measures 14″ over dark brown leather covered pad, and features swept right hand shadow line cheekpiece, steel grip cap, ebony forend tip, and well cut multi-point pattern checkering wrapping around forend and at grip where sides are separated from rectangular checkered area on top by ribbons. Zeiss Diavari – C 1.5 – 4.5 X scope with duplex reticle is in G&H mounts. Drop at heel: approx 2-1/8″, drop at comb: approx 1-11/16″. Cast: Neutral. Weight without scope: 9 lbs. 14 oz. LOP: 14″. CONDITION: Excellent, as partially refinished. Metal parts retain nearly all of what appears to be their orig blue. Stock shows a light refinish over some minor nicks and scratches, checkering lightly worn. Bore is excellent, bright, sharp and shiny throughout. Action is smooth. Scope is excellent with a number of scratches in body. Optically clear. 50655-4 MGM157 (10,000-12,500) – Lot 3223

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3224

*CUSTOM MAGNUM MAUSER SPORTING RIFLE WITH SCOPE, MADE FOR ELMER KEITH BY HENRIKSEN USING A HALGER ACTION, AND DOCUMENTED IN HIS BOOKS.

SN 93048. (on bottom of action, stock must be removed to view) Cal. .338 Win Mag. 24″ Lightweight tapered round bbl is marked “HENRIKSEN” around top of breech end, and is fitted with banded-on secondary stock attachment and Redfield ramp with sourdough bead. Caliber is at left rear. Case hardened, magnum length, square bridge Mauser action is engraved “Halger No 85” on side wall (Halger of Kiel made a small number of very high quality custom rifles in high intensity cartridges during the late ’20’s and early ’30’s). Action is fitted with Buhler bases. Bolt has had knob lowered to clear scope, and a Buhler safety has been installed. Bottom metal is fitted with single set trigger. Hinged floorplate is retained by button in trigger guard bow. Custom stock also by Henriksen, with initials “IH” stamped in inletting under receiver ring, is of nicely fiddle figured, dense, American walnut very similar to another Henriksen rifle made for Keith sold by this auction company in March ’15 as lot 1061. It shows the same styling and raised oval on right side of grip, relief engraved with “K”, as Elmer’s take on the Wundhammer swell. Stock features NOSHOK pad, Keith designed swept cheekpiece with roll over to comb, asymmetrical bordered checkering, horn grip cap, and schnabeled forend. Unmarked but fairly high quality scope of about 4 X has dual horizontal crosshair reticle, and is in Buhler rings. Weight with scope: 9 lbs. 11 oz. LOP: 13-3/16″. PROVENANCE: Consignor states that her uncle hunted with Elmer Keith in Alaska and bought this rifle from him. And that it is pictured in some of Keith’s books. CONDITION: Excellent, retaining nearly all of its custom blue on bbl, and what appears to be orig finish on stock, with some light handling marks on both. Action retains a considerable amount, probably over 50% of its orig mottled French gray finish. 70% Bright blue remains on bolt stop and floorplate release button. Bore appears to be excellent. Action is smooth. Scope is excellent, optically clear. A fine rifle owned by an iconic gun writer. 51066-1 MGM301 (9,000-14,000) C&R – Lot 3224

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3225

*WALTER ABE BREVEX MAGNUM MAUSER DANGEROUS GAME RIFLE IN .460 WEATHERBY.

SN 219. Cal. 460 Weatherby. 21″ Heavy round bbl is fitted with one standing leaf adjustable express rear sight in large, nicely shaped island base and short front ramp holding white bead. Ramp is fitted with sight protector. Bbl has been ported with three broad grooves on each side, and a wide sling eye has been soldered on. Top of bbl is engraved “WALTER ABE – RIFLEMAKER – CALIFORNIA, U.S.A.” Caliber is at left rear. Nicely finished Brevex magnum length Mauser action with rounded bridge and solid sidewall has been fitted with Model 70 type safety. Small knob bolt handle is checkered on top of knob. A commercial trigger has been fitted. Belgian proofs and SN are on left side of receiver ring. Drop box bottom metal has hinged floorplate with retaining button in trigger guard bow. Nicely streaked European walnut rosewood capped pistol grip stock measures 13-7/8″ over leather faced Silver type pad, and features swept Monte Carlo shadow line right hand cheekpiece, two steel reinforcing pins through stock, point pattern checkering at grip and forend, rosewood forend tip, and a wide sling eye on toe line. Drop at heel: approx 2-1/4″, drop at rear of Monte Carlo: approx 1-9/16″, drop at comb: approx 1-3/4″. Cast: approx 1/4″ off. Weight: 10 lbs. 0 oz. LOP: 13-7/8″. CONDITION: Excellent, retaining essentially all of its fine custom finishes on wood and metal with a considerable number of light handling marks in wood. Checkering somewhat darkened. Bore is excellent, bright, sharp and shiny throughout. Action is smooth. A fast handling large bore rifle in a caliber suitable for any game in the world. 50655-3 MGM159 (8,000-10,000) – Lot 3225

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3226

*GRIFFIN & HOWE MAGNUM SQUARE BRIDGE MAUSER DANGEROUS GAME RIFLE.

SN 20. (ca 1925) Cal. 375 H&H. 24-1/2″ Medium weight round sporter bbl is engraved “No 20 GRIFFIN & HOWE, Inc. NEW YORK” on top. Caliber is on left rear. Bbl is fitted with two folding leaf rear sight in sleeved-on base, and with sleeved-on front ramp holding faux-ivory bead. Ramp is fitted with knurled sight protector. Bbl is also fitted with sleeved-on wide sling eye. Commercial Mauser magnum length square bridge action has top of receiver ring and bridge stippled. A Lyman 48 receiver sight has been fitted with staff cut into bridge. Left receiver wall is marked “WAFFENFABRIK – OBERNDORF a/n”. Bolt with damascened body, long cocking piece, and standard pear shaped knob has typical flag safety, silver inlaid “SAFE” and “READY”. Bolt knob has been checkered in two panels. Action retains two stage single trigger. Drop box bottom metal has hinged floorplate retained by release in bow with normal protruding button removed and hole drilled for use of bullet tip in opening. Lightly marbled and figured dense European walnut stock measures 13-1/2″ over leather faced Silver type pad, and features classic small beaded cheekpiece (as often done by Seymour Griffin), horn grip cap and forend tip. Checkering is of classic Griffin & Howe point pattern with mullered borders. It is interesting to note that this early rifle has no recoil bolt through stock. According to Mike Petrov in CUSTOM GUNMAKERS OF THE 20TH CENTURY, there are a number of G&H rifles with the SN “20” as a number could be assigned to each individual caliber, at the time this rifle was made. Drop at heel: approx 3″, drop at comb: approx 1-13/16″. Cast: Neutral. Weight: 9 lbs. 0 oz. LOP: 13-1/2″. CONDITION: Excellent, as lightly and competently refinished. Metal parts retain essentially all of a very fine rust re-blue over a number of light marks and scratches. Wood also shows a fine hand rubbed oil refinish over a number of light scratches and a few dents, which have been raised. Checkering nicely cleaned up. Newer pad is slightly oversized. Bore is excellent, bright, sharp, and shiny throughout. Action is smooth. A fine, early G&H in arguably the best all around caliber ever designed. 50655-7 MGM153 (8,000-10,000) C&R – Lot 3226

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3227

*FINE GRIFFIN & HOWE BOLT ACTION RIFLE WITH ENGRAVING AND GOLD INLAY MOST LIKELY BY JOSEPH FUGGER WITH SCOPE.

SN 1855. (1947) Cal. 30-06. 24-1/2″ Round sporter bbl is fitted with sleeved-on sling eye and front ramp holding a gold bead. There is a triangle of well cut scroll behind ramp and matching scroll with oak leaves on swivel band. Top of bbl is engraved “No 1855 Griffin & Howe Inc. New York”. Caliber is at left rear. What is most likely a military Model 98 action, is engraved with fine scroll either side of stippled receiver ring, and has been fitted with G&H scope base and Lyman 48 receiver sight which are also nicely engraved. Bolt with damascened body and extractor has had Model 70 type safety installed, and handle bent for low scope, with two checkered panels on round knob. A commercial trigger has been installed. Military bottom metal has had trigger guard bow nicely re-shaped, and lock screw holes welded up. Military type floorplate release has been retained. Magazine with more well cut matching scroll at fore-part has scroll which extends to trigger guard bow, and surrounds well done semi-relief portrait of a white tail deer. Floorplate has more scroll within geometric borders surrounding very well done scene of relief gold inlaid moose in open muskeg background. Very nicely marbled and lightly figured European walnut steel capped pistol grip stock measures 13-3/4″ over Niedner style checkered steel buttplate with trap, which contains staff for receiver sight. Stock features classic post war G&H styling with swept shadow line right hand cheekpiece, ebony forend tip, and well done point pattern checkering at grip and forend with line borders. An early G&H slide-on base with windage adjustment holds Swarovski Habicht 3-9 X scope with duplex reticle. Drop at heel: approx 2-1/2″, drop at comb: approx 1-7/8″. Cast: Neutral. Weight with scope: 9 lbs. 6 oz. LOP: 13-3/4″. PROVENANCE: Remarkable William Larkin Moore Private Estate Collection of Fine Sporting Arms. CONDITION: Excellent, as partially refinished. Bbl and action retain nearly all of what appears to be their orig blue; the same can be said for magazine and trigger guard. Floorplate appears to have been re-blued and retains nearly all of that blue over some dimples and marks. Stock retains nearly all of what appears to be orig finish with some light marks, checkering possibly cleaned up, as it is quite bright. Blue on grip cap has a purple hue. Scope is excellent with a few light rubs, optically clear. Bore is excellent, bright sharp and shiny throughout. Action is smooth. 50594-66 MGM156 (7,500-12,500) C&R – Lot 3227

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3228

*MURPHY’S (BRIAN MURRAY GUNSMITH) ORIGINAL OBERNDORF SQUARE BRIDGE MAGNUM MAUSER DANGEROUS GAME RIFLE IN .375 H&H.

SN 87787. (on bottom of receiver, must be taken out of stock to view) Cal. 375 H&H. 23-1/2″ Heavy round bbl is fitted with one standing leaf removable express rear sight in quarter rib, cut for Talley type scope rings. A sling eye and long front ramp are banded on. Ramp holds gold bead and has knurled sight protector secured by detent. Top of bbl is engraved “Murphy’s .375 H & H”. Matte finished orig Mauser magnum length action with square bridge is marked with “Waffenfabrik Mauser” and Oberndorf address on sidewall. Bolt has standard flag safety with checkered top in standard pear shaped knob with four checkered panels. A single stage commercial trigger has been fitted. British view proof is on left side of receiver ring. Drop box bottom metal has hinged floorplate with retaining button in trigger guard bow. Nicely streaked and marbled European walnut steel capped pistol grip stock measures 13-3/4″ over Silver type pad, and features swept shadow line right hand cheekpiece, two steel reinforcing pins through stock, borderless point pattern checkering at grip and forend, ebony forend tip, and a wide sling eye on toe line. Drop at heel: approx 2-3/8″, drop at comb: approx 1-3/4″. Cast: Neutral. Weight: 10 lbs. 4 oz. LOP: 13-3/4″. CONDITION: Excellent, retaining essentially all of its fine custom finishes on wood and metal with only a few very light handling marks. Checkering is crisp. Bore is excellent, bright, sharp and shiny throughout. Action is smooth. A finely finished, attractive big bore rifle. 50655-8 MGM160 (7,500-9,500) – Lot 3228

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3229

*FINE CUSTOM MODEL 70 DANGEROUS GAME BOLT RIFLE BY DARWIN HENSLEY WITH SCOPE.

SN 80097. Cal. 375 H&H. This nicely appointed rifle exudes the fine craftsmanship one would expect from this esteemed craftsman, with 24″ medium weight bbl, fitted with finely sculpted quarter rib integral with front scope base, which extends on to and screws into receiver ring. Rib is fitted with one standing, two folding leaf express rear sight with gold lines. Front ramp with detent held sight protector is fitted with silver bead. Ramp and sling eye are banded on. Top of bbl is engraved in English script “Darwin Hensley No 134”. Caliber is at left rear. Transitional Model 70 action has had bolt handle replaced in classic turned down Mauser pear-knob style. Bolt shroud is case hardened. Safety lever and bolt release button have been built up and nicely shaped. Well machined magnum bottom metal has drop box and hinged floorplate with release in trigger guard bow. Classically styled, steel capped pistol grip stock appears to be of lightly figured and dark streaked mesquite. Stock features shadow line right hand cheekpiece, two recoil bolts, ebony forend tip, and exceptionally well cut point pattern checkering with mullered borders at grip and forend. Rifle is fitted with “London Guns” red Silver type pad. Leupold Vari X III 1.5 X 5 scope with duplex reticle is in Talley type rings. Drop at heel: approx 2-1/16″, drop at comb: approx 1-7/16″. Cast: approx 1/8″ off. Weight without scope: 8 lbs. 7 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. PROVENANCE: Remarkable William Larkin Moore Private Estate Collection of Fine Sporting Arms. CONDITION: Excellent, essentially as new, retaining nearly all of its fine custom finishes on wood and metal, with only a few handling marks and scratches. Mechanically crisp. Scope is excellent, optics clear. 50594-65 MGM252 (6,000-10,000) – Lot 3229

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3230

*FINE NIEDNER RIFLE CORP COMMERCIAL MAUSER SPORTING RIFLE.

SN 93583. Cal. 30-06. 24-1/2″ Lightweight round bbl fitted with sleeved-on sling eye and front ramp holding sourdough sight and fitted with knurled protector, is marked “NIEDNER RIFLE CORP, DOWAGIAC, MICH.” Caliber is marked at left rear under “NP” in an oval proof. Standard length commercial Mauser action has had receiver ring stippled, and Lyman 48 receiver sight installed. Orig Mauser WM Oberndorf markings are on left sidewall. SN along with another NP proof is on left side of receiver ring. Bolt with damascened body and extractor has short cocking piece, flag safety, and orig unaltered pear-shaped knob. Double stage single trigger is retained. Standard bottom metal has hinged floorplate retained by pivoting lever in front of trigger guard. Lightly marbled and figured dense European walnut horn capped pistol grip stock measures 13-1/2″ over checkered Niedner style buttplate, and features right hand cheekpiece, schnabeled horn forend tip, and very cleanly cut point pattern checkering with line borders. The noted Tom Shelhammer did many stocks for Niedner Rifle Corp, and the fine workmanship exhibited in this example would lead one to believe he was the stocker, however no signature is found under grip cap or buttplate. CONDITION: Excellent, appears to be near new, retaining almost all its orig blue, with only a hint of high edge wear, and some rubs on sling eye. Stock is excellent with fine hand rubbed oil finish, and only a few minor scattered dings. Bore is excellent, sharp and shiny throughout. Action is smooth. A fine example of this classic American sporter. 50655-15 MGM154 (6,000-8,000) C&R – Lot 3230

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3231

*FINE NIEDNER RIFLE CORP COMMERCIAL SQUARE BRIDGE MAUSER SPORTING RIFLE.

SN 93386. (on bottom of action behind recoil lug) Cal. 30-06. 22-1/2″ Lightweight round bbl fitted with stippled quarter rib mounting one standing, three folding leaf express rear sight, has sleeved-on front ramp holding gold bead and fitted with knurled protector held by detent. Bbl is marked “NIEDNER RIFLE CORP, DOWAGIAC, MICH.” A sling loop is soldered to bottom of bbl. Standard length commercial Mauser action with square bridge has had receiver ring and top of bridge stippled. Bolt with damascened body and extractor has long cocking piece, standard flag safety, and orig unaltered pear-shaped knob. Double stage single trigger is retained. Standard bottom metal has hinged floorplate retained by latch in trigger guard bow. Nicely streaked European walnut steel capped pistol grip stock measures 13-7/8″ over Mauser type engraved steel buttplate with trap, and features right hand double beaded cheekpiece, ebony forend tip, and point pattern checkering with mullered borders. Drop at heel: approx 2-13/16″, drop at comb: approx 1-3/4″. Cast: Neutral. Weight: 7 lbs. 12 oz. LOP: 13-7/8″. CONDITION: Excellent, as refinished. All metal parts retain most of a sympathetic re-blue over some light marks and scratches Stock retains most of a fine hand rubbed oil finish, over some light dents and marks. Checkering lightly worn, and somewhat filled with finish. Bore is excellent, sharp and shiny throughout. Action is smooth. 50655-16 MGM155 (6,000-8,000) C&R – Lot 3231

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3232

*”DER AFRIKANER” CUSTOM COMMERCIAL MAUSER BY OLD TIME MAUSER GURU LESTER WOMACK.

SN 104596. Cal. 458 Win Mag. Lester Womack wrote one of the first books pertaining to commercial Mauser rifles, and undoubtedly came up with this fine custom rifle as his ideal for an African safari or a professional hunter, chambered in a cartridge found throughout the safari hunting areas of Africa. In its modern loading it has earned a stellar reputation. This rifle has 21″ tapered, octagon bbl with integral matted rib fitted with one standing, three folding express rear sight with gold lines with leaves marked for 100, 200, and 300 yards. Center portion is slightly milled away forming shallow ramp holding large front bead which is covered by sight protector. Sling eye is also milled integral with bbl, and rear portion of bbl is stamped “WOMACK” in classic Mauser type logo, which is over caliber. Rear portion of rib is engraved “DER AFRIKANER”. Standard length commercial Mauser 98 action with checkered top receiver ring, BUG proofs on left side, is marked with Mauser name and address on side wall. Unaltered commercial bolt with pear-shaped knob has long cocking piece and standard flag safety. Rifle is fitted with two stage single trigger. It appears that this action was originally made for the 10.5 x 68 cartridge, with wide magazine box and follower, ideal for short magnum cartridges. Bottom metal has hinged floorplate with release button in trigger guard bow. Well figured, dense, American walnut trap steel capped pistol grip stock measures 14-1/2″ over partially leather covered Silver type pad, and features right hand cheekpiece, point pattern checkering, reinforcing bolt, and slight schnabel. Drop at heel: approx 2-1/8″, drop at comb: approx 1-3/4″. Cast: neutral. Weight: 8 lbs. 6 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. CONDITION: Excellent, as custom finished, retaining nearly all of its well done finishes on wood and metal. Bore is excellent. Action is smooth. A good handling, well balanced rifle. 50655-12 MGM247 (5,000-8,000) C&R – Lot 3232

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3233

*CUSTOM ENGRAVED PRE 64 MODEL 70 WINCHESTER WITH BAUSH & LOMB.

SN 275493. Cal. 30-06. Manufactured 1953 with 24″ bbl with standard checkered Pre 64 Model 70 rifle stock with steel checkered buttplate. Mounted with factory swing swivels and Baush & Lomb quick detachable scope mount and rings with a balvar 4-power scope with post and crosshair reticle. Expertly engraved on bbl with scroll and vine with faded background of dot punch. Floorplate and trigger guard engraved by the same hand with a silver inlaid large bear with mountain scene in background and surrounded by foliate arabesque with same on trigger guard with a single line border on exterior. Work is not signed but is of extremely good quality and quite aesthetically pleasing. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine overall as refinished at time of engraving. A very high polish blue on bbl, bolt handle and cocking assembly shows no wear, distress or finish loss. Engraved floorplate and trigger guard assembly are likewise as fine and silver inlay has taken on a very pleasant aged patina. Scope and mounts are crystal clear and are in factory new condition. Winchester stock is extremely fine and has had an additional coat of finish applied but was not sanded or had any material removed. A very attractive custom engraved Model 70. 51033-40 TDW (2,000-3,000) C&R – Lot 3233

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3234

*WINCHESTER MODEL 70 FEATHERWEIGHT CUSTOM STOCKED BOLT ACTION RIFLE.

SN 559044. Cal. 30-06. Third type pre-64 featherweight action. 22″ bbl with ramp mounted