Firearms Auctions in Fairfield, Maine
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Auction: October 4-7, 2016: 10:00 am

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4000

VERY RARE SMITH JENNINGS BREECH LOADING RIFLE CONVERTED TO PERCUSSION, FRESH FROM ALABAMA.

SN 213. Cal. 54. Very rare rifle appearing in configuration of 2nd model with magazine tube beneath bbl, exposed ring trigger with no trigger guard, missing automatic priming device using pill lock, and converted to percussion and smooth bored to 58 Cal. These rifles were invented by Lewis Jennings of Windsor, Vermont and produced by Robbins & Lawrence in Windsor, Vermont in very limited quantities. They were originally produced as repeating rifles utilizing the Hunt “rocket ball” which was a hollow bullet with the powder inside covered with a pierced paper which allowed the powder to be ignited by the pill primer. They were grossly under-powered and unsuitable for either hunting or defense and therefore almost completely unsuccessful. When this became apparent Jennings stopped production of the repeater and either converted already produced repeaters into single shot breech loaders such as this one or manufactured them from existing parts. This conversion is not factory and was done by a local blacksmith or gunsmith for someone who wanted to continue use when rocket ball ammunition was no longer available. It is unknown how many were actually made but it can be surmised that it was only a very few, making this one of the most rare American production rifles ever made. Rifle has 25-5/8″ heavy rnd bbl with tiny brass front sight and dovetail mounted rear sight. It has flat sided receiver with no discernible markings, only SN “213” on lower tang. Mounted with straight grain, American walnut stock with 2-3/4″ oval German silver plaque and orig crescent buttplate. CONDITION: Fair to good. Metal is overall grey/brown, heavily cleaned and priming mechanism as noted, gun will still cock. Stock is sound and well fit with scattered small blemishes. Bore is clear and pitted. 50974-1 JS (6,000-8,000) – Lot 4000

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4001

EXTRAORDINARY CASED NEW HAVEN ARMS COMPANY VOLCANIC NO. 1 LEVER ACTION PISTOL WITH EXTREMELY RARE 6″ BARREL.

SN 1053. Cal. 31. 6″ bbl. Blue finish. Gun metal receiver. Case colored hammer. Blue lever. 2-pc varnished walnut grips. Bbl shows 1-line address that reads “New Haven Conn. Patent Feb. 14. 1854”. Assembly no. “151” is stamped on rnd portion of bbl, and on rear face of loading collar. SN is stamped on bottom left side of grip frame and on top inside of each grip. No other SN marks were observed. Case is mahogany with red felt lining and partitions. Case is very good. Top is slightly warped with an age crack. Felt lining is somewhat faded. Partitions are intact. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbl retains 95% of the nitre blue finish, with some flaking on left side, and bottom of collar. Right side of collar has a slight stain with a few scratch marks. Bbl address is sharp. Bore is bright and appears unfired. Receiver is a deep mottled mustard-brown patina with a few light scratches around lever screw. There are a few minuscule tap marks above the right sideplate. Rear sight retains nearly all the fire-blue Fire pin also retains most of the fire-blue finish. Bolt face shows no sign of being fired. Hammer shows nearly all of case color finish with some scratches on either side. Checkering is sharp. Receiver screws are not molested. Trigger is a silver-gray patina with traces of case color. Trigger spring retains nearly all the fire-blue finish. Elevator shows nearly all of fire-blue finish on either side of firing pin and on bottom surface. Lever shows generous traces of nitre blue in protected areas on inside of bow and at hinge. Grips retains most all of varnished finish with some light handling marks and high point wear, especially on right side. An opportunity for an advanced collector to purchase an extremely rare New Haven Arms Company No. 1 lever action pistol with a scarce 6″ bbl in a period case, one of only approx 225 made. 51096-2 (50,000-75,000) – Lot 4001

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4002
Revised: 9/14/2016

Please Note: This is a pistol, not a revolver.

SUPERB UNTOUCHED VOLCANIC REPEATING ARMS COMPANY NAVY SIZE REVOLVER WITH 8″ BARREL NEAR NEW.

SN 324. Cal. 41. 8″ bbl. Blue finish with gun metal receiver. Case colored hammer. Blue lever. 2-pc varnished walnut grips. Bbl has 3-line address reading “The Volcanic Arms Co. Patent New Haven Conn. Feb. 14. 1854”. Rear face of loading collar shows assembly no. “95”. Assembly no. “95” is also stamped on front face of bbl under collar. “598” is stamped on front face of magazine follower. SN appears on left side of grip strap at bottom under grip, on right side of lever by hinge, inside of each sideplate, on side of each toggle, on left side of elevator, right side of firing pin, and at top of each grip on inside. CONDITION: A wonderfully preserved, unfired example of a Volcanic Arms Company Navy Revolver with an 8″ bbl, seldom if ever seen in this condition. Bbl has fabulous blue finish. Bbl address is sharp. Assembly nos. are sharp. Bore appears unfired. Magazine follower retains nearly all of blue finish. Gun metal receiver is a much desired deep rich mustard-brown patina. Rear-sight retains nearly all of the fire-blue finish. Rear of firing pin shows nearly all of fire-blue finish. Elevator shows nearly all of fire-blue finish, with some staining, on both sides of firing pin and at bottom of surface. Hammer shows nearly all of muted case coloring with a few slight scratches on left side. Trigger retains most all of its case color finish. Lever retains nearly all of its dark-blue finish with slight flaking. Hammer screw shows a considerable amount of blue on head. Lever screw is very slightly marred. Elevator and lever spring screws show traces of blue. Trigger spring shows all of its fire-blue. Grips retain nearly all of piano varnish finish with some light handling marks and slight high point wear at bottom of each grip. A Volcanic Arms Company Navy Pistol in a remarkable state of preservation with an estimated production of only 1,500 made. This gives the advanced collector a once in a life time opportunity to add possibly the best specimen extant to his collection. Almost impossible to improve upon. 51096-1 (50,000-75,000) – Lot 4002

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4003

SUPERB AND RARE VOLCANIC REPEATING ARMS COMPANY LEVER ACTION NAVY PISTOL WITH 6″ BARREL.

SN 662. Cal. 41. 6″ bbl. Blue finish with gun metal receiver, case color hammer, blue lever. Bbl shows 3-line address that reads “The Volcanic Repeating Arms Co. Patent New Haven Conn Feb. 14. 1854”. Rear face of loading collar shows assembly no. “47”. Front face of bbl also shows assembly no. “47”. SN is stamped on left inside of grip frame, on inside of sideplates, on side of each toggle, on left side of elevator, left side of firing pin, and at top inside of each grip. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbl shows almost all orig blue, very slight fading near address. Front face of collar near “T”-latch shows some light aging as does muzzle of bbl. Bore is slightly pitted toward muzzle with some evidence of being fired. Bbl shows some light high point wear with a sharp mark. Receiver is a deep rich mustard-brown patina and minuscule handling marks. Right sideplate is very slightly battered at top edge. Ejector port shows a few small dents. Hammer face is slightly battered. Rear-sight retains most all fire-blue. Elevator has traces of fire-blue around bolt. Bottom of elevator also shows generous traces of fire-blue finish. Hammer retains nearly all the case color on left side. Right side is somewhat dull and lightly scratched. Checkering is sharp. Hammer screw is slightly marred. Lever retains half of its bright blue finish with balance turning a smooth silver-gray patina. Trigger shows traces of case color. Trigger spring retains nearly all of fire-blue finish. Grips retain nearly all of piano varnish finish with only some slight scratch marks and a little high point wear on bottom of each grip. An opportunity for the advanced collector to obtain an outstanding example of an extremely rare Volcanic Repeating Arms Company Navy size lever action pistol in a condition that would be difficult to improve upon. 51096-4 (50,000-75,000) – Lot 4003

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4004

EXTRAORDINARY NEARLY NEW CASED NEW HAVEN ARMS COMPANY NUMBER 1 LEVER ACTION PISTOL.

SN 38. Cal. 31. 3-1/2″ bbl. Blue finish. Gun metal receiver. Case colored hammer. Blue lever. 2-pc varnished walnut grips. Bbl shows 2-line address that reads “New Haven Conn. over Patent Feb. 14. 1854”. Because of the pristine condition and tightness of front-sight, which holds the collar in place, the collar was not removed to check for an assembly no. but it is absolutely certain that both parts are totally matching. Flats line up perfectly. SN is stamped on lower left side of grip frame and on upper inside of each grip. No other nos. were observed. Case is mahogany with a purple felt lining and is made for this model of pistol. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbl retains nearly all of orig deep-blue finish, with only very slight high point wear and muzzle wear. There is a hair line scratch across right side of bbl. Bbl mark is sharp. Bore appears unfired. Face of firing pin shows no evidence of firing. Receiver has a deep rich mottled mustard-brown patina with only the slightest handling marks overall. Sideplates fit perfectly. Rear-sight retains nearly all of fire-blue finish. Rear of firing pin retains nearly all of fire-blue finish. Elevator retains nearly all of fire-blue finish on sides of firing pin. Bottom of elevator also retains considerable fire-blue that has flaked slightly with 1 tiny scratch. Hammer shows most of its vivid trace color on either side, with a few small scratches on right side. Rear of hammer also shows vivid case color, as does the front face of hammer. Hammer face shows some use. Trigger has generous traces of case color and toned. Trigger spring shows nearly all of fire-blue finish. Lever retains most of its bright blue finish. Grips are fine with only a couple of small scratches and very slight high point wear. Case is exceptional. A truly excellent near mint condition example of New Haven Arms No. 1 Volcanic Lever Action pistol, 1 of only approximately 850 made. This is an opportunity for an advanced collector to add a specimen to his collection, that would be almost impossible to improve upon. 51096-3 (50,000-75,000) – Lot 4004

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4005

ELABORATELY ENGRAVED VOLCANIC NEW HAVEN ARMS NO. 2 NAVY PISTOL.

SN 1317. Cal. 41. Usual configuration with 8″ oct bbl that has integral magazine with full ribs and German silver pin front sight. Fixed rear sight is in the dovetail on top flat of frame. Mounted with fine American eagle carved ivory 2-pc grips each numbered 1317 matching frame SN of this pistol. Top flat of bbl has the 3-line Volcanic Arms company name, New Haven address and “PATENT FEB. 14 1854”. The silver plated gun metal (bronze) frame and side plates are elaborately engraved with fine detailed floral scrolls much more elaborate than seen in standard Volcanic engraving. This engraving is closer to the style of the earliest factory engraved Henry rifles given to such dignitaries as Abraham Lincoln and Gideon Wells, Lincoln’s Secretary of the Navy. Engraving style truly appears to be in the style of L.D. Nimschke and is quite likely his product for a special presentation. Serial number is found on the right side of butt strap, under the grip, inside each grip and right side of lever (1217). No additional disassembly was effected to check for additional matching numbers. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms, there were only about 1,500 of these pistols produced during the period 1855-1857. Although these pistols had a short production life their place in history is well documented as being one of the close predecessors of the venerable Henry Model 1860 lever action rifle which ultimately evolved into the Winchester dynasty. 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: Very good to fine overall, all matching but lever as noted is numbered 1217 but apparently is a manufacturing number error as patina and wear match balance of gun. Bbl & magazine retain thin traces of orig finish with balance plum/gray with staining and pitting especially on front rotating section. Frame & side plates retain traces of orig silver plating turned black, with the exposed gun metal a dark mustard patina; frame & side plates show sharp edges with slight edge wear. “Certifiable antique elephant ivory” right grip has a small hairline at rear toe and around escutcheon, the carved “certifiable antique elephant ivory” left grip has identical craquelure on butt with light wear to high edges of the finely carved drooped wing eagle with head folded around a patriotic American shield, grips retain a light ivory patina. Mechanics are fine with a bright crisp bore. 50506-29 (25,000-40,000) IVORY – Lot 4005

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4006

ELABORATELY ENGRAVED EARLY VOLCANIC NEW HAVEN ARMS NO. 1 PISTOL.

SN 73. Cal. 31. Blue & silver finish with standard 3-1/2″ oct bbl that has integral magazine and pinched post front sight, with fixed rear sight in the top flat of the frame. Top flat of bbl has the New Haven address and Feb. 14, 1854 patent date. Frame is silver plated gun metal (bronze) with very rarely seen elaborate floral scroll engraving consisting of shaded foliate arabesque patterns which cover about 80% of the frame, around the hammer slot and down the back strap. Mounted with 2-pc smooth ivory grips. SN is on the left side of the butt strap, grips are not numbered. No additional disassembly was effected to check for other matching numbers. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms there was approximately 1000 No. 1 pistols produced in all configurations. We have never encountered a more elaborate style of engraving on any other No. 1 Volcanic. 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: Fine overall. Bbl & magazine retain traces of orig blue in protected areas with balance gray, light staining and pitting. Receiver, sideplates, front & back straps retain about 10-20% orig silver with light edge wear; hammer and lever exhibit traces of case colors in protected areas with balance dark gray. “Certifiable antique elephant ivory” grips are well fit with light ivory patina and small hairline cracks at escutcheons on either side. Mechanically gun functions with exception of a breech block locking when cocked, bore has well defined rifling. 50506-28 (20,000-30,000) IVORY – Lot 4006

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4007

EXCEPTIONAL DELUXE HOGGSON FACTORY ENGRAVED HENRY RIFLE.

SN 6055. Cal. 44. This is a very fine example of a rarely encountered orig and deluxe Samuel Hoggson engraved gold plated Henry rifle made in 1864. Matching SNs are found on the top flat of bbl, left side of lower tang under the wood, top tang channel of buttstock and inside heel of buttplate. Upper tang is stamped with letter “G” and lower tang has “F” found after SN. “Engraved Henry rifles are among the most sought after antique firearms in the world. The quality of hand embellishment used during the mid-19th Century in America literally transformed an ordinary firearm into a work of art…special ordered pieces display expert craftsmanship…featured stocks of select grain woods… The soft metal receivers of brass frame Henry rifles easily lent themselves to engraving and inscriptions, both yesterday and today.” Les Quick’s The Henry Rifle, pgs 149-150. Factory engraved Henry’s are exceptionally rare and Mr. Quick showcases this gun in a double pg spread showing Samuel Hoggson’s engraving and Henry’s choice of select wood for such deluxe Henry arms. This gun has outstanding provenance and collection history being in several of the finest Winchester collections over the past 50 years. Usual configuration with 24-1/2″ oct bbl that has integral magazine with square back nickel silver front sight and 900 yd Henry ladder sight with stop screw. Mounted with very rare orig deluxe burled walnut buttstock with fiery grain. Left side of buttstock and left bbl are mounted with factory sling swivel and sling loop. This is among the finest Samuel Hoggson factory engraved Henry’s you will encounter with excellent provenance and collection history. PROVENANCE: Ex-Ivan Hart Collection; Ex-Elmer Taylor Collection; pictured pg 22 of The Book of Winchester Engraving, R. L. Wilson, 1975; Ex-Doug Beneck Collection; pictured on pgs 156-157 of The Henry Rifle, Les Quick, 2008. CONDITION: Very fine overall. Bbl retains about 30% thinning blue finish turning plum, especially bright in protected areas. Bbl markings and address all crisp. Overall patina to bbl and magazine tube are a pleasing blue/plum, worn to bright where handled forward of receiver. Engraved receiver and buttplate retain strong traces of gold plate in protected areas which enhance engraving details. Lever and hammer show traces of case color, but overall silver/grey with staining and light pitting on bottom of lever. Stock is fine with a polished oil surface with a few light dings and dents; one about a 1/2″ in center of left side. Mechanics are fine. Crisp bore with strong rifling. 50412-14 JS (75,000-125,000) – Lot 4007

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4008

OUTSTANDING OHIO SHARPSHOOTERS HENRY RIFLE INSCRIBED TO ROBERT STEWART DENNEE.

SN 467. Cal. 44RF. 24-1/2″ bbl with integral tubular magazine. Brass receiver with inscription on left plate. Straight grain American walnut stock. Barrel shows early small two line address with serial number 467 stamped at breech end. Barrel does not have rear sight mounted. Loading collar and forward top of barrel under collar show assembly number 68. Magazine follower is of early small type. Receiver has second sight dovetail into top. 467 is stamped on lower tang under buttstock. No other apparent markings except for inscription as previously noted. Receiver screws are numbered on collars. Stock shows SN stamped on inside of upper tang mortise. Stock is of early pattern with slight perch belly profile. No sling swivels on stock of barrel. Buttplate has serial number stamped on underside of upper tang. Butt screws are numbered on collars to rifle. This historically significant Henry rifle is accompanied by reams of research paperwork regarding Robert Stewart Dennee of Bath, Canada West (presently Ontario), who immigrated to the U.S. before the onset of the Civil War and enlisted on December 10, 1863 in the 7th Independent Ohio Sharpshooters as a private. On February 10, 1864 he accepted a commission as 2nd Lieutenant in the 10th Tennessee Mounted Union Cavalry under Captain J.R. Paxton. Dennee was dishonorably dismissed from service on August 24, 1864 for conduct prejudicial to good order and military discipline. After the war, Robert Dennee moved to New Orleans, Louisiana and became a lawyer. He died on February 3, 1905. Our consignor purchased this rifle directly from Tommy Rholes prior to his passing. CONDITION: Very fine overall with barrel finish having turned a pleasant uncleaned plum patina with only high point wear and a few small dents and scratches near the joint between the collar and barrel. Barrel markings are sharp and crisp, assembly numbers sharp and distinct. Early front sight is very fine. Bore is lightly frosted with strong rifling. Receiver is a wonderful uncleaned mustard brown patina, with only light scratched and handling marks overall. There are some small scratches around the lever screw. inscription is sharp and clear. There exists a small gap in front of left sideplate that possibly happened when it was removed for engraving. Serial number is sharp and clear. Hammer is a dark chocolate brown patina with sharp checkering. Lever is a matching patina with very slight traces of case color around hinge point. Stock is superb and retain most all varnish finish with some small dents and scratches overall. Buttplate is a mellow mustard-brown patina with no roughness and only a few scratches at heel and toe. All screws are excellent with sharp and clear markings. A rare opportunity to obtain probably the finest known Ohio Sharpshooters Henry rifle from the War Between the States. 50695-2 (45,000-75,000) – Lot 4008

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4009

TRULY OUTSTANDING AND DESIRABLE NEW HAVEN ARMS COMPANY FIRST MODEL 1860 HENRY RIFLE WITH SLING.

SN 1297. Cal. 44RF. 24-1/2″ bbl. Blue finish with brass receiver. Straight grain American walnut stock with sling swivel attached. Original Henry style sling with hooks. Bbl shows early 2-line address with SN 1297 stamped at breech end. First Model rear sight graduated to 900 yards with slide with no stop. Loading collar has assembly no. “457” stamped on rear face and bbl assembly “457” stamped on top under collar. German silver forward angled front sight as used on all rifles after SN 1200. Bbl has sling swivel attached in left gullet. Brass receiver is dovetailed for rear sight with no sight present. Magazine has small follower with corresponding slot on forward part of frame. 1297 is stamped on lower left tang under the stock. Receiver is otherwise unmarked. Receiver screws are numbered on the collar to match the rifle. Stock has sling swivel mounted on left side and has distinct early perch belly stock profile. 1297 is tamped in upper tang mortise. Three of the four hickory cleaning rod sections are present in the compartment in rear of stock. Buttplate has SN stamped on inside of upper tang. Buttplate screws are numbered to rifle on collars. Hook pattern authentic Henry sling has a partially legible maker’s mark at one end near hook. When the consignor purchased this gun, he was told that originally it had been in the renowned collection of Eldon Owens of New Hampshire. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine with most all blue finish remaining and balance thinning to plum. A small amount of scratches exist on loading collar. All markings are sharp and distinct. Bore is slightly frosted with strong rifling. Receiver is superb and has a wonderful mustard-yellow patina overall. Hammer is superb as well with vivid case colors. Hammer and lever screws are excellent and retain much finish. Lever strong finish in protected areas with balance having turned mottled plum. Trigger spring shows most fire blue finish. Stock is in prime state of preservation and retains most all varnish with typical small period bruises and minor scratches. There is an extremely small sliver of stock material missing at confluence of wrist and receiver. Buttplate has a mottled mustard patina. Screws retain much blue finish and are very fine. Hook pattern Henry sling has a crazed finish with a minor amount of material loss at mid point. A truly superb Henry rifle and is certainly one of the top of all high condition Henry Rifles today. 50695-1 (70,000-110,000) – Lot 4009

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4010

FINE EARLY HENRY MODEL 1860 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 1603. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Usual configuration with 24-1/4″ oct bbl that has integral magazine, early style squareback nickel silver front sight, a rear seat at the receiver and a dovetail in top flat of receiver containing an orig 900 yard Henry ladder rear sight. Top flat of bbl has the small 2-line Henry’s patent & address roll marking forward of the rear seat & the SN back of the rear seat. Magazine follower tab is large size without relief cut in front of frame. Receiver is early style with sharp radius at the top rear and has small loop lever. Buttplate is early style with slight perch belly & buttplate with round heel. Mounted with uncheckered, very nicely figured straight grain American walnut with straight stock that has sling swivel base in the left side and the remains of a “Henry bump” below. There is a corresponding sling loop on left side of bbl. Buttplate has the large trap with a large recess in the stock to accommodate a 4-pc wood cleaning rod (not present). SN was observed in the usual place on top flat of bbl between receiver & rear sight, left side of lower tang, under the wood, inside top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Round portion of the bbl, under the loading sleeve, is marked with the assembly number “411” which number is also found on rear face on loading sleeve. This rifle was produced in about 1863 at the height of the Civil War when the Henry rifle was one of the most prized firearms on either side, Union or Confederate. The Union Army purchased 1731 of these rifles for issue to their troops. Several individual units private purchased Henry rifles to arm entire companies with them. The government furnished the ammunition. These units, with private purchase Henry’s, were referred to as “sharp shooters” and were generally used as shock troops for their devastating fire power as compared to everyone else’s muzzle loading or single shot arms, especially the Confederates. They referred to the Henry as “that damn Yankee rifle you load on Sunday and shoot all week”. Almost certainly, this rifle would have been used in the Civil War and the fact that it remains in orig configuration with some orig finish is a near miracle. Not only did these rifles serve with distinction during the war, but then were used further for hunting and self-defense. Most of them traveled West during the great Westward expansion and saw even harder service on the American frontier. CONDITION: Fine, all matching including all three tang screws & both buttplate screws. Bbl & magazine retain traces of orig blue around the receiver & sling loop and on bbl behind the front sight. The remainder of bbl & magazine is a cleaned grey metal patina with sharp edges on bbl giving rise to the belief that this rifle was near new before it was cleaned. Receiver & sideplates have a few minor scratches, very sharp edges and no evidence that the sideplates have ever been removed. Hammer retains mottled case colors & the lever traces of case colors, being mostly a grey brown patina. Stock is missing small slivers by top & bottom tangs, otherwise wood is sound with a few light nicks & scratches and retains most of an old restored finish. Mechanics are crisp with brilliant shiny bore, further giving rise to the thought that this rifle did not see heavy use. 50965-1 JR284 (35,000-45,000) – Lot 4010

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4011

FINE NEW HAVEN ARMS COMPANY MODEL 1860 HENRY RIFLE.

SN 11441. Cal. 44 RF. 24-1/2″ bbl. Blue finish with gun metal receiver. Straight grain American walnut stock. Sling swivels attached on bbl and buttstock. Bbl shows correct large 2-line address rolled in front of rear-sight, with SN at breech-end. Front sight is of the later style, which tapers down toward the muzzle and is square at back. Rear-sight is of the fourth type graduated to 900 yards and has a wide B notch in the bar with retainer. Bbl has a punch dot proof behind SN. Forward top of bbl under collar shows assembly no. 4190. Collar shows no assembly no. but flats align perfectly. Receiver has SN stamped on left tang under buttstock and is otherwise unmarked. Forward lower part of receiver is milled flat for correct large magazine follower. Upper tang mortise of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate show SN stamped. A “Henry Bump” is seen below the sling swivel on left side of buttstock. Screws are not numbered. 4-pc steel cleaning rod in butt. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl shows 10% blue in protected areas with the balance a plumb-brown patina with some roughness on right side behind collar. Bbl markings are sharp. Receiver has a mottled mustard-yellow patina with sharp edges and a few light scratches overall. Hammer is a silver-gray patina with a hint of case color. Lever is a plumb-brown patina. Markings are sharp. Buttstock is fine, full-sized, and shows varnish finish overall with a few slight handling marks. “Henry Bump” is well defined. Buttplate also has a smooth mottled mustard-brown patina with sharp edges and a few stains. A truly fine unmolested late production Henry rifle that would be a welcome addition to any collection. 51033-19 TEP (35,000-40,000) – Lot 4011

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4012

HISTORIC AND RARE CONFEDERATE CAPTURED HENRY RIFLE FROM AFRICAN AMERICAN GARRISON TROOPS AT GOODRICH LANDING, LOUISIANA.

SN 2170. Cal. 44. The pride and joy of Lt. Col. Arthur V. Crego’s (1922-2010) extensive Civil War arms collection was this Confederate captured Henry rifle which his family did not sell until recently. Mr. Crego’s exceptional Civil War collection was sold intact in a Sacramento, CA auction in 2011 near his home, with the exception of this rare and historic arm which he treasured and kept with him in his office at Ft. Bliss, TX. His family knew this was his favorite object. Accompanying provenance includes a signed document from the Provost Marshal at Ft. Bliss making exception to retain a privately owned firearm on base. The left side receiver is inscribed “CAPTURED AT / GOODRICH’S LANDING / OCT 1864 / JGS”. Right side of receiver “GMS / CARRIED BY NEGROES R ‘ R / 1868” and “PAULINE” forward on frame. Lt. Col. Crego does not state where he found this gun in 1966, but does have records of the soldiers mentioned, including copies of Clement Evans Confederate Military History telling of James M. Sandidge and businesses in New Orleans and of his son James Gilmore Sandidge who captured this gun. James Gilmore Sandidge fought in Virginia in 1861 but returned to join the cavalry in Louisiana along with his brother George. The two brothers went to Brazil after the fall of the Confederacy and traveled in that country for two years before returning to Louisiana. The garrison at Goodrich Landing in October of 1864 was occupied by the 63rd Regiment, United States Colored Infantry (9th Regiment Louisiana Volunteers, US). What an interesting history of a Henry rifle captured by Confederates from an African American unit, late in the Civil War. Henry’s are rare enough weapons and there is no doubt it is quite rare that black units or their officers carried them. This is a special, historic Henry that more research may tell a more complete story. Accompanying notes of Col. Crego state that the date 1868 refers to wedding gift of gun to from James to brother George, but not sure how this was arrived. PROVENANCE: Pvt. James G. Sandidge, 6th Louisiana Cavalry, October 1864; George M. Sandidge, 1868; Lt. Col. Crego, 1966. CONDITION: Gun appears orig and complete with exception of rear tang screw. Matching SN 2710 found on upper tang and buttstock channel. Bbl has crisp, well defined markings with old cleaning and is overall grey/bright. Brass has a medium mustard colored patina with old dings and dents. Inscription on left side easily discerned. Inscription on right side more difficult to interpret, see photographs. Stock is sound, fairly well fit with slight gap at frame. Hand worn patina and hairline rear of top tang. Mechanically functional though magazine guide binds. 50969-1 JS (30,000-40,000) – Lot 4012

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4013

NEW HAVEN ARMS COMPANY FIRST MODEL 1860 HENRY RIFLE SAMUEL HOGGSON ENGRAVED.

SN 529. Cal. 44RF. 24-1/2″ bbl with integral magazine. No sling swivels mounted. Bbl shows early small 2-line address with SN stamped at breech end of bbl on top flat. Front-sight is of the half-moon design and is made of German silver. Magazine follower is of the small first type. Bbl collar was not removed because of molested screw. Gun metal receiver mounts a first variation rear-sight that is marked “1,000” at top. Sliding bar is missing. Receiver is engraved on top and on both sides in the Samuel Hoggson’s distinctive style. There is a vignette of a hound on left sideplate. Receiver is engraved in scroll style with a grape leaf motif on the forward flats. Lever is of the second type with latch. Lower left side of receiver tang shows SN and “G” inspector mark. Receiver screws show 3-digit SN at collar. Buttstock has SN stamped in the upper tang mortise. Buttstock has a straight profile on bottom. 4-pc Hickory cleaning rod in butt. Rod is unmarked and appears to be a reproduction. Crescent buttplate is scroll engraved on tang. SN is stamped on inside of buttplate tang. Buttplate screws are also serial numbered on collar. Stock shows no evidence of a “Henry Bump”. There is no swing swivel on stock. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl shows an even plumb-brown patina overall. Bbl address and cal mark is sharp. Front-sight is very good. Loading collar rotates freely. Retaining screw is damaged negating the possibility of disassembly without further damage. Finish and fit of collar is very good. Bbl flats line up perfectly. Bore is frosty with strong rifling. Receiver is fine with an even mustard-brown patina overall and no evidence of cleaning. Engraving is sharp. Tang markings are sharp. Rear-sight is very good with clear markings. Hammer and lever show a dark-brown patina overall. Stock is very good retaining much of the varnish finish overall, with some dents and scratches, especially on left side. Toe of buttstock is missing a small chip. Buttplate is fine with sharp engraving and a nice mustard-yellow patina. Markings are clear. Screws are very good. This is an opportunity for a collector to obtain a fine first model Hoggson engraved Henry rifle with many early features. Manufactured in 1862. 50506-31 TEP (30,000-50,000) – Lot 4013

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4014

FINE RARE NEW HAVEN ARMS COMPANY SECOND MODEL 1860 HENRY RIFLE MARTIALLY MARKED.

SN 9718. Cal. 44RF. 24-1/2″ bbl. Blue finish with gun metal receiver. Straight grain American walnut stock. Sling swivels attached on left side of bbl and stock. Bbl shows late large 2-line bbl address with SN stamped behind rear-sight. Rear-sight is of the fifth and final type, with retaining screw and small notch on the slide. Loading collar, forward part of bbl, and upper left tang of receiver show assembly no. 7. Magazine follower is of the large type. Gun metal receiver has milled flats at forward end to accommodate the large follower. SN is stamped on left lower tang under stock. Receiver also has “H” inspector mark on lower tang. Receiver screws are not numbered. Stock has SN stamped in mortise of upper tang. “A.W.M.” inspector mark is stamped into the stock on left wrist. Stock has sling swivel mounted on left side with a pronounced “Henry Bump” below. Buttplate has SN stamped on the inside toe. Screws are unmarked. This rifle does not appear on the Springfield Research website, but another 97091, is listed as having been issued to a trooper in Co. B 3rd Veteran Volunteers. This rifle came out of an attic in Central Maine and had been in the family for atleast 3 generations. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 40-50% blue finish that is strong in the gullets, with the balance turning a plumb-brown patina. Bbl address is sharp. SN is sharp. Assembly nos. are sharp. Bore is frosty with visible rifling. Sights are very good. Receiver shows a mustard-brown patina overall, with some scratching on sideplates and around the screws on left side. Receiver edges are sharp. Sideplates are not battered. There are a few small dents around the upper edge of the elevator port. Elevator is a smooth mustard patina with only a few small dents. Receiver screws are very good. Rear of firing pin shows traces of orig blue. Hammer retains a generous amount of case color on both sides with sharp checkering. Lever is a plumb-brown patina overall. Tang markings are sharp. Stock is fine and full-sized, with a readable inspector mark at the wrist and a pronounced “Henry Bump”. Stocks show numerous light dents and scratches overall. Stock retains a very pleasing dark oil finish. Buttplate is a mustard-brown patina with some stains and high point wear on heel and toe. Screws are very good. An opportunity to obtain a very fine condition, martially marked 2nd Model Henry rifle. 50843-3 TEP (30,000-50,000) – Lot 4014

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4015

EXTREMELY RARE, “AS FOUND” MARTIALLY MARKED ENGRAVED HENRY MODEL 1860 LEVER ACTION RIFLE, “JOHN WEIDLE, 3RD US VETERAN VOLUNTEERS”.

SN 3445. Cal. 44. Standard early martial Henry rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl that has integral magazine, German silver front sight and and 900 yard Henry Ladder rear sight without slide-stop screw, straight grain American walnut and early style brass crescent buttplate with round heel and large trap which contains an orig 4-pc steel and hickory cleaning rod. Right side of buttstock has a well defined inspectors cartouche “CGC” (Charles G. Chapman). Chapman’s signature is also found on right side of bbl along with “CC” stamped on frame at breech. This gun is fresh to the market in beautiful, untouched condition with fine patina and engraved in patterns thought to have been done by Lockwood Sanford or possibly a field engraver of the 3rd Veteran Volunteers who was quite talented. There are a handful of engraved Veteran Volunteer rifles with similar variants of panoply of arms which include a patriotic Colombian shield with American flags on either side, along with foliate panels with an additional central panel on right side decorated in a couple of different styles, but like subject here and seen on four other examples of ribbon with name superimposed above a figure “8” garter with geometric and floral decoration. Top of the receiver, top tang and top flat of the bbl between receiver and rear sight are engraved to match. Top flat of bbl is marked with the large, 2-line Henry address. SN is found on the top flat of bbl just forward of the receiver. Gun is so untouched and just consigned by family of the solider who carried it, it was not disassembled to check for matching numbers internally which we have no doubt this gun is in the orig configuration it was brought back from the war. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Brass has a mustard colored patina. Iron is overall grey/plum with fairly crisp edges. Stock is well fit with discernible cartouche which is rarely visible on these early martials with numerous small scratches, scuffs and minor cosmetic blemishes. There is a light bend to lever which does not affect the crisp mechanics of this gun. The brass head to spring leader has been replaced with a small iron tab. Bore exhibits crisp rifling, traces of finish are found in protected areas under lever and on hammer. 51075-1 JS (25,000-35,000) – Lot 4015

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4016

CIVIL WAR FIRST MODEL HENRY RIFLE.

SN 4574. Cal. 44RF. Standard configuration of popular Civil War rifle made in 1864. 24-1/2″ oct bbl with integral magazine, nicely patinaed brass frame, straight grain American walnut stock with swing swivel attached, standard large 2-line bbl address with SN to rear of sight. Rear-sight is of the “C” variation with a sliding bar and “900” stamped at top of folding leaf. Front-sight blade has been changed contemporarily to well patinaed copper. Sling swivel bar is mounted on left sight. Magazine follower is of the second large type. Gun metal receiver shows milled flats in receiver to accept the larger type follower. Lower tang of receiver has 4-digit SN stamped. Receiver is otherwise unmarked. Sling swivel is attached on upper left side. SN is stamped in upper tang mortise of stock cheek. Buttplate is of the first type with rounded heel. Buttplate is unmarked. This is an honest example of a Henry rifle that most likely saw Civil War service. PROVENANCE: Ex-Dick Kennedy, Atlanta Georgia; Ex-Jim Williams Collection, Atlanta. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl shows a mottled dark-brown patina overall. Collar screw has 1 ear broken, which eliminated the possibility of disassembly. Magazine follower spring is missing. “T” bar collar retainer is also missing. Rear upper tang screw has been replaced with a wood screw. Loading collar is frozen in position. Bbl address is clear. SN is clear. Sight graduations are clear. Bore is very frosty but has sharp rifling. Receiver has a dark mustard-brown patina overall, with evidence of cleaning, especially on the forward end. Sideplates on both sides are somewhat battered on top. Elevator is a dark mustard patina with some dents. Hammer, lever, and trigger are all dark-brown patina. Hammer checkering is sharp. Tang marking is sharp. Lever is of the second type with lever latch. Stock is very good overall with numerous dents and scratches and some small white paint specs. SN in upper tang mortise is sharp. “Henry Bump” is visible below the swing swivel on left side. Buttplate shows an even mustard-brown patina. A very good example of a first model Henry rifle manufactured in 1864. 50560-2 TEP (20,000-30,000) – Lot 4016

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4017

NEW HAVEN ARMS COMPANY VOLCANIC CARBINE.

SN 2315. Cal. 41. 16-1/2″ bbl. Blue finish with gun metal receiver. Straight grain American walnut stock with crescent buttplate. Bbl is marked “Patent New Haven, Conn. Feb. 14, 1854”. Magazine follower has a rnd iron knob. Follower spring is missing. Receiver shows assembly no. “93” stamped on lower right tang under stock. Assembly no. also appears on right side of lever near hinge, upper tang buttplate slot of stock, and on inside tang of buttplate. “X” appears on left side of lever near hinge. Receiver screws are unmarked. Tang screw on buttplate shows “93”. Stock is loose at wrist. PROVENANCE: Ex-Dick Kennedy, Atlanta Georgia; Ex-Jim Williams Collection, Atlanta. CONDITION: Good to very good. Bbl is a mottled gray-brown patina overall. Collar has been somewhat cleaned. Collar rotates freely. Flats align. Bbl marking is sharp. Bore is dark with stains and very visible rifling. Receiver has a deep mustard-brown patina overall. Rear sight is missing. Top rear of receiver has been dished out. Sideplates are battered at top on both sides. Receiver has dents and scratches overall. Hammer and lever both show a silver-gray patina with some brown stains. There are slight traces of case color on sides of hammer. Receiver screws are replacements. Tang markings are sharp. Assembly no. on lever is sharp. Buttstock shows an old varnish finish with dents and scratches overall and a repair to the toe. Stock is somewhat undersized at wrist. Upper tang screw shows assembly no. 93. Lower tang screw is a modern replacement. A chance to obtain a volcanic carbine in the rarest bbl length. 50560-3 (20,000-30,000) – Lot 4017

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4018

NEW HAVEN ARMS COMPANY VOLCANIC CARBINE SERIAL NUMBER 48.

SN 48. Cal. 41. 21″ bbl. Blue finish with integral magazine. Bbl reads “New Haven Conn. Patent Feb. 14, 1854”. German silver front-sight. No cal mark. Gun metal receiver with rear-sight on top, that is adjustable for elevation by means of a knurled screw. SN is stamped on left lower tang. Bottom of receiver has “26” stamped behind elevator. This is possibly a collectors inventory no. Receiver screws have SN stamped on collar. Straight grain American walnut stock. SN is written in pencil in lower tang mortise. Gun metal buttplate has SN stamped on inside of tang. Buttplate screws also have SN stamped on collar. CONDITION: About fine. Bbl shows a smooth plumb-brown patina overall with traces of blue toward the breech in the gullet and on magazine tube. Loading collar was not disassembled, but flats lineup perfectly. Bbl marking is sharp. Magazine follower is loose. Gun metal receiver shows a mustard-brown patina overall with no evidence of heavy cleaning. Sides of receiver show some minor dents and scratches. Sideplates fit well. Receiver sight shows a generous amount of blue. Hammer is a plumb-brown patina. Lever is also plumb-brown patina, with some very slight trace of blue toward the hinge. SN on tang is sharp. Buttstock is a very professional replacement retaining nearly all of the varnish finish. Buttplate shows an even mustard patina, that is bright on the high points. SN is sharp. Screw nos. are clear. A nice example of an early volcanic carbine that has had some restoration. 50506-30 (15,000-22,000) – Lot 4018

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4019

FACTORY ENGRAVED NEW HAVEN ARMS COMPANY VOLCANIC CARBINE.

SN 3021. Cal. 41 CAL. 25″ bbl. Blue finish with gun metal receiver. Straight grain American walnut stock. Bbl is marked “New Haven Conn. over patent Feb. 14. 1854”. Top of bbl under collar is stamped with assembly no. 1. Rear face of collar is worn as a result of rotation, which may have obliterated the no. Receiver is nicely engraved with a vine scroll motif with a border and accents around ejector port, hammer, and upper tang. Lower left tang is stamped with SN. Lower right tang is stamped “340”. Top of receiver mounts a leaf rear-sight that is adjustable for elevation by means of a knurled screw. Lever has “K” stamped on left side by hinge. Upper tang mortise of buttstock is unmarked. Buttplate tang cutout has SN stamped on stock. Assembly no. “340” is stamped on inside of buttplate tang. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl shows a smooth gray-brown patina overall, with little roughness and some high point wear. Bbl mark is sharp. Receiver is a mustard-yellow patina with sharp engraving and handling scratches overall. Hammer and lever are both a silver-gray patina. Receiver shows minuscule traces of silver finish on sides of tangs. Buttstock has been refinished, is undersized at wrist and shows nearly all of re-varnish. Very few minor scratches. Top tang screws are replacements. Buttplate is a mustard-brown patina with sharp engraving on tang and traces of silver finish. A very nice Volcanic Carbine that was lightly cleaned long ago, but still retains its orig parts. 51033-9 (15,000-30,000) – Lot 4019

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4020

EXTREMELY RARE ORIGINAL CIVIL WAR “BLACK LABEL” HENRY RIFLE CARTRIDGE BOX COMPLETE WITH 50 ORIGINAL CARTRIDGES.

SN NSN. According to Giles & Shuey in their 2006 scholarly text One Hundred Years of Winchester Cartridge Boxes 1856 – 1956, they picture on page 38 and describe this rare box that only 3 were known at time of printing. “Sometime in the early/mid-1860s, probably 1863-65, this gold-on-black box appeared. As there is no callout of the manufacturer, it is often referred to as the “Generic Black Box”. Of the three that the authors have examined, one was empty and two were found with New Haven Arms 44 Pointed cartridges with raised “H” headstamps…The fact that “H” headstamps were found in two of these boxes is irrelevant. There is no way of knowing whether they were original to the box or just replacements by later owners who assumed (or wished) them to be of New Haven or Winchester production. Complicating the picture is the fact that it is known that New Haven contracted for outside production of 44 Henry cartridges. So it’s possible that the rounds that have been found in those boxes known to us were, indeed, native to the box; but, it is just as possible that they came from an outside contractor. Crittenden & Tibbals, interestingly, had the manufacturing wherewithal to produce the larger Rimfire calibers during the 1863-65 period. They are also known to have advertised (and presumably sold) the 44 Henry cartridge during the same period. And yet not a single 44 Henry box or label by C&T has ever been found with their name on it. Hmmm…” Authors obviously believe that Crittenden & Tibbals made these cartridges and boxes so the cartridges contained without headstamps are correct. These identical cartridges are commonly found in Civil War sites of 1864 campaigns, both in Virginia and Georgia and rarely with headstamps. This is a very rare box with discernible label that is complete and orig. CONDITION: Box is sound and solid. Cracked at edges, with a couple of old Scotch tape repairs on two corners of lid. Label is 98% complete with discernible text as can be seen in photographs, though light in areas. 50818-1 JS (8,000-12,000) – Lot 4020

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4021

EXTREMELY RARE ORIGINAL CIVIL WAR “GREEN LABEL” HENRY RIFLE CARTRIDGE BOX COMPLETE WITH 50 ORIGINAL CARTRIDGES.

SN NSN. This is a nice example of the rarely seen 1862-1863 vintage “Green Labeled” 50 cartridge box. These are rarely found and an identical box is shown on pg 30 of Giles & Shuey One Hundred Years of Winchester Cartridge Boxes. This is a fine orig box containing 50 orig cartridges that would display well with the much easier to find Civil War era Henry rifle itself. CONDITION: Box is very good overall with fading to green color of label with staining. There is a newer ink inscription on the left short side of box describing cartridges. 50818-2 JS (8,000-12,000) – Lot 4021

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4022

EXTRAORDINARILY RARE AND IMPORTANT WINCHESTER MODEL 1865 “WINCHESTER PATENT CARBINE” SERIAL NUMBER 3 MANUFACTURED BY THE WINCHESTER ARMS CO., BRIDGEPORT, CT., IN LATE 1865 OR EARLY 1866. “THE FIRST TRUE PRODUCTION WINCHESTER FIRE ARM”, TOTAL PRODUCTION OF ABOUT 700. N.R.A. SILVER MEDAL NUMBER 473.

SN 3. Cal. .44 Henry RF. 19″ bbl. Finished in the white without a bbl address. Late Henry style gunmetal receiver with rnd forend. Bbl band front sight with a dovetail cut underneath on the bbl. Experimental rear sight. Varnished burl grain walnut stock with rifle buttplate. SN 3 is stamped on inside of left receiver tang, bbl, rear of forend slide, buttplate, and in the upper tang mortise of stock. No assembly numbers are present on the side plates or lower tang. Late Henry type lever with locking stud. Winchester Patent Carbines and rifles were an enigma for collectors until the early 90’s when Herbert G. Houze, former Curator of the Cody Firearms Museum, published his landmark book Winchester Repeating Arms Company Its History And Development from 1865 – 1981. In chapter 1 of his book Mr. Houze clearly defines this extremely rare Winchester firearm (ref: plate 36, pg 38, plate 37, pg 39). According to Mr. Houze, in December of 1865 Oliver Winchester filed a patent in England for this design through his agent William Clark. English patent number 3284 was issued on December 19th, 1865. Winchester intended to sell most of the production overseas so he only sought European patent protection. In November of 1865 Oliver Winchester went to Paris where he met with M. de Suzanne with the marques. de Suzanne authorized the purchase of 1000 carbines having Winchester’s improvement to the magazine at a fixed price of $34.00 per arm, with 50% of the price to be paid immediately and the balance to be paid upon their shipment from New York to Havana, Cuba. The “Improved Henry Carbines” were intended for Maximilian I of Mexico. The carbines were unmarked and shipped by way of Cuba so that Oliver Winchester would not be directly associated with their intended use of overthrowing the Mexican Government. Paid for in gold, 700 of these Winchester Patent Carbines were delivered to Cuba beginning with 150, that were shipped by Winchester from New York to Cuba on January 12th, 1866. An export receipt from J.P. Moore & Son, confirms this shipment. Some were also sold commercially despite the lack of patent protection. On March 5th, 1865, an “Improved carbine” and an “Improved rifle” were both sold to Philip Wilson & Co., and William Golcher, for a total of $72.00 ($40.00 for the carbine, $50.00 for the rifle, less a 20% discount). (Ref: Houze pg 41). To this date, only a total of 7 of these rare Winchesters are known to collectors, #3 being the lowest number. Others are SN 5, formerly in the Flayderman collection, SN 8, in the Beneke collection, SN 18, in a private Swiss collection, SN 46, in the Bender collection, and SN 279, which is a relic in the possession of the Mexican Federal Army Museum at Chapultepec Castle in Mexico City. In addition, the receiver for another example bearing the SN 691 is in the Winchester Arms Collection of the Cody Firearms Museum. Inventory number 242 of the Winchester Firearms Reference Collection describes one of these arms that has no SN. Of the preceding arms, with the exception of #8, all have 19″ carbine bbls, and none have exterior markings. Survival rate is very low as most of the production was sent to Mexico. SN 3 Winchester Patent Carbine surfaced in Michigan in the late 1980’s. It is possible that it was brought there by Lafayette Baker who was a sales representative for Winchester after the Civil War and moved to Lansing, Michigan in 1865. The carbine was at first mis-identified as a Briggs Patent Model. Briggs Patent Arms were not regular production firearms only prototypes. Subsequent research, with the help of Mr. Herb Houze, has now properly identified this extremely rare first production Winchester firearm. In 2009 Winchester Patent Carbine #3 was displayed at the N.R.A. Annual Meeting in Phoenix, AZ, along with the evidence herein presented. This carbine was awarded N.R.A. Silver Medal #473 along with the “Most Educational Award”. The N.R.A. Silver medal and certificate are included with this carbine. PROVENANCE: Accompanying this carbine is a comprehensive article featuring this carbine in the Spring 2009 edition of The Texas Gun Collector, pgs 28-32. Also included is correspondence between Mr. Houze and the first owner and also correspondence between Mr. Houze and the present consignor. Also included is a loan contract with the National Firearms Museum, dated March 17th, 2003, between the consignor and the N.F.M., involving the loan of the carbine for display, and a 3 page handwritten letter from George Madis, noted Winchester authority discussing the authenticity and originality of this carbine is included. CONDITION: Very fine, bbl and magazine tube were finished in the white and show a blending of that finish with an evenly aged silver-gray patina with some slight stains at the left breech end of the bbl. Bore is frosty with very sharp rifling. Front bbl band is a professional restoration. Gunmetal sliding forend/magazine cover shows an even mustard/brown patina. Magazine plunger retainer clip is damaged. Gunmetal receiver shows an even mustard/brown patina with some rubbing on the high points and a few scratch marks overall. Receiver has a few small casting flaws. Elevator has a slight dent. Side plates fit very well. 1 toggle is missing from the action. Lever, hammer and trigger show an even gray/brown patina. Crotch grain American walnut stock retains nearly all of the dark brown oil finish with numerous small scratches, dents, and handling marks on the high point of each side. Gunmetal buttplate also shows an even mustard/brown patina with high point wear on the heel and toe. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for the collector of rare Winchesters to obtain an example of the earliest “True Production Winchester Arm” presently known to the collecting fraternity. 49546-1 (75,000-100,000) – Lot 4022

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4023

RARE AND ICONIC NIMSCHKE “BANK NOTE” ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 RIFLE WITH IMAGE OF “COLUMBIA – THE PERSONIFICATION OF AMERICA”.

SN 28737. Cal. 44. Maybe the most recognized engraved Winchester is this fabulous gun with the image of “Columbia” taken from Civil War 15 cent “bank note”, finely engraved L. D. Nimschke in 1869. Extremely rare rifle with 21-1/4″ oct bbl, standard fixed sights, mounted with highly polished, straight grain wood stock with matching SN found in lower buttstock channel, assembly letter “V” found on lower tang of frame, crescent shaped buttplate with trap contains orig 3-pc cleaning rod. Engraved designs in brass are among the most elaborate and beautiful with spectacular fine scrolls with large central panel on left side of “Columbia”, who is the personification of America with her eagle headed Liberty cap, starred tiara above a bundled fasces (representing the power or authority of the state). This exact engraved panel is shown in Nimschke’s pattern book, dated in his hand December 1869. This superb Winchester has fantastic collection history and is truly a piece of American patriotic art. PROVENANCE: Ex-Solis Goodman,1950; Engraving pictured on pg 58 of L. D. Nimschke Firearms Engraver, 1965; Ex-Elmer Taylor Collection; Pictured on pg 56, Antique Arms Annual, 1971; Ex-Doug Beneck Collection; Ex-Leroy Merz Collection. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine overall all matching and orig. Bbl and magazine tube retain about 90% thinning blue with staining and overall blue/plum. Loading arm retains strong traces of bright case colors with balance muted to a dark blue/brown. Hammer retains most of its orig case colors, thought partially muted and dark. Brass frame, nosecap and buttplate have a beautiful deep mustard colored patina with gold highlights in protected areas bringing the engraving to life. Stocks retain virtually all of their orig bright, highly polished varnish with small cosmetic dents and scratches. Mechanically the gun is fine with crisp shiny bore. 50412-15 JS (200,000-300,000) – Lot 4023

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4024
Revised: 9/29/2016

Please Note: In regards to this signed Conrad Ulrich masterpiece. We have just learned that the stock is not the original stock. The original stock was refinished and had average wood. In the last couple of years, it was upgraded with another antique Model 66 rifle stock having great wood and wonderful finish. We understand a number of these truly special engraved Model 66’s have had similar changes. The current stock is outstanding, appropriate and had we not been told and verified this, we would never have been able to determine it.

SPECTACULAR HIGH RELIEF ENGRAVED GOLD WINCHESTER MODEL 1866, CONRAD ULRICH SIGNED MASTERPIECE.

SN 84015. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Considered to be one of Conrad Ulrich’s masterpieces, this spectacular rifle has a 24-1/4″ oct bbl with Winchester and King’s improvement markings in 2-lines, half-nickel front sight and scarce 900-yard Henry-style ladder rear sight with tension spring mortise in top flat. Gold-plated receiver, buttplate and forend cap. It has highly figured, deluxe burl and flame grain uncheckered straight stock and forearm with crescent buttplate with trap. It has factory sling loops in the forend cap and stock. The receiver, forend cap and buttplate are masterfully engraved in Mr. Ulrich’s now-famous and well-known patterns. The receiver has deep relief vignettes of blind justice holding the sword and scales of justice in between 2 buildings. The front flat on the left side, also in deep relief, depicts a very detailed hunter holding a gun with his dog in the background in a Greek-style arch with a tiled roof building in the background. The right side, also in deep relief, has a vignette of a hunter with his dog holding a gun and directing the dog. The front flat on the right, also in deep relief, pictures a standing stag in foliate and floral setting. The left side vignettes are surrounded with beautifully executed foliate arabesque patterns and a Greek key motif, which divides the 2 panels. The front and rear edges of the receiver have Ulrich’s beautiful four-petal flowers in a chain completely around the circumference. The rear edge of the left flat has 2 small pinwheels. The right side vignettes are also surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns with a fox, a duck and a squirrel concealed within the engraving. The hunter and dog have foliate and floral foreground and the 2 pinwheels appear opposite the left side. The top of the receiver in back of the ejection port, is executed in three panels of fine foliate arabesque engraving with the center blank for effect or for an inscription. The bottom of the receiver is lightly engraved with a split foliate spray divided between the carrier and floorplate. A fine line is engraved around the lever and trigger openings with a spray of foliate engraving back of the trigger. The top tang has simple borders with a space in the middle. The bottom tang has a simple line border with foliate arabesque engraving around the rear screw hole. The buttplate tang is engraved with an outline of foliate arabesque patterns and a plain center. The forend cap has a circle of four-petal flowers that matches those on the receiver. All of the work has Mr. Ulrich’s fine, detailed wavy borders and extremely fine punch-dot background. The vignettes have a plain background which wonderfully offsets the relief decorative work on the figures. The lower tang has Ulrich’s stamped signature in 2 rectangular cartouches rear of SN. This rifle is pictured in full color, both sides, on page 113 of “Winchester Engraving”, 1975, by R. L. Wilson. This is among the handful of truly spectacular relief carved Winchesters known. PROVENANCE: William Sisney Collection; Norm Vegely Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. All matching and orig. Matching SN found in upper channel of buttstock and a script “6” on upper left tang. Bbl retains about 95% finish, turning plum on the top half with the sheltered areas having bright original blue. There are 2 or 3 small spots of moderate pinprick pitting with some scattered staining and light pitting on the right flat. The magazine tube is mostly a plum/blue with 3 spots of pitting. The receiver and forend cap retain about 96-97% of their beautiful bright gold plating with the exposed areas a dark mustard brass patina that blends very well. The buttplate retains about 75-80% original gold plating with the balance a dark mustard patina. The wood is sound and retains most of it’s high polish varnish. Mechanically excellent with crisp bright bore. 50412-12 (250,000-500,000) – Lot 4024

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4025

SPECTACULAR CASED ENGRAVED WINCHESTER 1866 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 38056. Cal. 44 RF. Fabulous “66” rifle with 24″ oct bbl and full magazine. German Silver Rocky Mountain front sight with 900 yard Henry ladder rear sight and an early style tang sight with 3-1/2″ staff. Rifle is mounted in highly figured 3X center crotch cut flame grain walnut, uncheckered with straight stock and crescent buttplate with trap for containing four piece iron and brass wiping rod. Receiver, forend, cap and buttplate tang are spectacularly engraved by John Ulrich with left side of receiver having a large oval vignette of a dog chasing a leaping stag in a field scene with hills and trees in the background. Surrounded by full coverage of spectacular intertwined foliate and floral arabesque patterns with a very fine punch dot background. Front flats have similar but somewhat different Moorish engraved patterns with lots of open space and fine punched dot background. Right side of receiver has a large unusual Moorish style presentation panel surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns. Top of receiver has foliate spray just forward of ejection port and a Moorish pattern with dot punch backgrounds behind. Borders around the two sides is typical Ulrich. Forend cap has trademark medallions and flower blossoms on each side. Buttplate tang has a deep incise foliate and geometric pattern. This rifle originally had gold wash over silver plate with most of the gold wash now missing. Large vignette and portions of the left side have strong gold remaining with strong gold on the front sling swivel and traces of gold on lever pivot. Left side of tang is engraved “J. U.” and has 3 “X” and a small “S” on side of bottom tang last four digits of serial number are stamped in top tang channel of buttstock and appear again at toe under buttplate. Rifle is housed in a period case that is of a veneered English walnut type with bound corners, sliding latches, triangular key escutcheon and German silver shield shaped presentation plaque on lid. Case contains 3 boxes of Stetson’s Patent 44-100 rim-fire cartridges. Boxes are sealed. 2 boxes feel full, one is empty. All boxes have green Winchester Repeating Rifle labels. Empty box has been opened, 1 other box has also been open and has a good label, 3rd box appears unopened and has some damage to label. Box also contains a wooden handle screwdriver, a small cleaning brush, a 4-pc steel cleaning rod, 8 loose cartridges in a cellophane bag, interior of case is felt-lined with partitions. This rifle and case were found by a famous Winchester Collector who split up the set. Our consignor purchased the rifle and went back to the collector that owned the case and purchased that directly from him reuniting the set. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl retains about 93-95% strong bright blue with fine edge wear and some light nicks and scratches with one small chemical spot on the right flat. Magazine tube retains about 85% orig blue turning slightly plum with with a chemical spot on the left side. Forend cap, receiver and buttplate retain about all of their wonderful silver plating with the aforementioned strong gold wash on the left sideplate. Trigger and hammer retain about 90% strong case colors. Wood is sound with usual handling and use marks, a long scratch on the right side of the buttstock and a couple of lighter scratches on the forearm and overall retains most of the orig oil finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with scattered spots of light pitting. 50695-3 (80,000-120,000) – Lot 4025

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4026

RARE AND HISTORIC WINCHESTER FOURTH MODEL 1866 RIFLE PRESENTED TO A.D.W.L. LA SCOTT “PANTHER BILL” BY BUFFALO BILL CODY IN 1880.

SN 150741. Cal. 44 RF. 24″ rnd bbl. Full magazine. Gun metal receiver with saddle ring staple holes plugged at factory. Straight grain American walnut stocks with crescent steel buttplate and steel forend cap. Badge shaped rose gold presentation plaque, inlaid into left side of stock that reads, “Souvenir A.D.W.L. La Scott Panther Bill from Hon. W.F. Cody Buffalo Bill 1880”. Rifle was manufactured in 1879. Bbl shows 2-line Winchester address rolled in front of rear-sight with no cal mark. German silver blade front-sight, semi buckhorn rear-sight. Gun metal receiver has SN engraved on lower tang behind lever. “P” proof is stamped on lower tang under lever. Lower left tang shows assembly no. “35” stamped on side under stock. “650” is also stamped on lower left tang behind assembly no. Receiver is otherwise unmarked. Upper tang mortise in buttstock has assembly no. 35 stamped, as does the toe of the steel crescent buttplate. Cleaning worm in butt compartment. The rose gold presentation plaque is expertly inlaid into left side of buttstock and shows traces of silver finish. An internet search does not provide any information on La Scott or “Panther Bill”. This exact rifle is pictured on page 505 of the William Locke Collection Book published in 1973. Caption identifies this rifle by SN. A closeup of presentation plaque is also pictured. Captions states “this rifle was obtained from F. Theodore Dexter in March of 1930 for $75.00.” PROVENANCE: A list of known owners was provided by the consignor as follows: W.F. Cody, A.D.W.L. La Scott, Ivan Hart, F. Theodore Dexter, William M. Locke, Tommy Haas Jr., Neil E. Bogan. Also accompanying this rifle is an original ticket from The Antiques Roadshow, that was held at the Tulsa, Oklahoma Convention Center on July 23, 2011, when this rifle was appraised by J. Christopher Mitchell, noted Arms and Militaria Dealer for between $150,000 and $200,000. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain 30-40% blue finish, that has drifted to a smooth plumb-brown patina overall, with bright-blue in protected areas. Bbl address is sharp and clear. Sights are fine. Bore is bright with sharp rifling. Gun metal receiver is fine with an uncleaned mustard-yellow patina that shows some mottling on tangs. Receiver has small handling marks overall with sharp edges. Receiver screws are also fine and retain generous traces of blue finish. Loading gate shows traces of blue with some oil stain around the edges. Elevator has a small dent toward rear. Front edge of elevator at each corner is slightly dented. Bolt shows traces of blue. Hammer shows traces of silvered case color on either side, with generous color on front face. Checkering is very sharp. Lever shows a plumb-blue-brown patina overall with very little roughness. All receiver markings are sharp. Stocks are fine, very slightly undersized, and show handling marks overall under a coat of varnish. This likely occurred when stock was inlaid with presentation plaque. Plaque is very good with clear lettering and some light scratches overall that extend into the wood. Crescent steel buttplate is a smooth mottled silver-brown patina. Buttplate screws show considerable blue finish. Steel forend cap retains 40% blue finish, blending with a smooth plumb-brown patina. Screws are unmolested and show considerable blue. A rare opportunity to obtain a genuine Buffalo Bill presentation Winchester Model 1866 rifle with impeccable provenance. 50937-1 TEP (65,000-75,000) – Lot 4026

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4028

SCARCE EARLY HENRY MARKED WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 16124. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Standard rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, Beach’s style combination front sight, 900 yd Henry ladder rear sight and a thick base sporting tang sight with 4″ staff. Top tang has had a 2nd hole drilled & tapped for the tang sight. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock and crescent buttplate with trap. Buttstock & forend cap have factory sling swivels which contain an orig brown leather sling with brass buckle & stud. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is marked with the serial number and “RV”. Matching serial number is inside toe of buttplate. The top tang channel of the buttstock has been altered to accommodate the 2nd screw which obliterated the serial number that would have been found there. However there is no doubt in this catalogers mind that this stock is orig to this rifle. The wood to metal fit around the receiver & buttplate are near perfect. Top flat of bbl has the 2-line Henry’s & King’s patent address. These early 1866 rifles were the successor to the Model 1860 Henry rifle which is serial numbered well into the 14,000 serial range. The model 1866 production began probably in the late 12,000 serial range with limited production until about 14,000. Various publications indicate that the Model 1866 production began at around 12,475 which would indicate this rifle was made in 1868 at a time of the Great Westward Expansion of Manifest Destiny when any repeating rifle was in great demand on the frontier. Those rifles are rarely ever found with high orig finish. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 25-30% thin orig blue, stronger in sheltered areas with the balance turning plum; receiver & side plates are extraordinary, showing very light sharp edge wear and retaining a wonderful, smooth, even dark mustard patina. From all appearances the side plates may have never been removed. Left side plate has one small scratch. Stock has a small crack in the toe with bruises on the left side by the sling swivel, otherwise wood is sound and shows normal handling nicks & scratches and retains about 75% light added finish. There are a total of three holes in the top tang and plate is soldered to the tang. Mechanics are crisp; bright shiny bore with one tiny spot of fine pitting. 50506-35 (20,000-30,000) – Lot 4028

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4028A

LOUIS D. NIMSCHKE ENGRAVED WINCHESTER SECOND MODEL 1866 OCTAGON BARREL FULL MAGAZINE RIFLE.

SN 16172. Cal. 44RF. 24″ oct bbl. Full magazine. Full silver finish. Straight grain American walnut stocks with crescent butt and sling swivels attached. Receiver, buttplate, and forend cap, are scroll engraved in the Nimschke style. Receiver shows full coverage on both sides in an intertwining scroll design with a punch dot background. Top of receiver is engraved with scroll and border work in front and to rear of ejection port. This 1866 is pictured in R. L. Wilson’s “The Book of Winchester Engraving” on pg 56 as one of the earliest engraved Model 1866 Winchesters. Elevator is engraved with a punch dot and line design with a scroll and line border. Bbl shows 2-line Henry’s and King’s patent mark. Front-sight has a German silver blade. Rear-sight is of the ladder type. Receiver has SN stamped on lower left tang with a small “W” proof-mark to the front. “RV” is also stamped on lower tang. Lower tang has a small “O” proof under lever, with a small “cross” forward of the proof. Upper tang mortise in buttstock shows SN. Buttplate has SN stamped on inside toe. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine tube show a plumb-brown patina overall, with a few dents and some high point wear. Bbl address is sharp but light. Breech end of bbl retains traces of silver finish. Bore is dark with strong rifling. Receiver retains 30-40% silver finish that has turned a black patina near the hammer and on the forward part of receiver gullets. Engraving is sharp and unpolished. Hammer retains 50% silver finish on both sides and rear with sharp checkering. Elevator shows a mustard-brown patina with sharp engraving. Stocks are professional replacements and retain most of their oil finish with slight mars and scratches. SN in upper tang mortise is new. Buttplate retains 40% silver finish overall and has been slightly filed along the left side to accommodate the new stock. Sling swivels are very good. Forend cap retains 20-30% silver finish with sharp engraving. 50506-36 TEP (20,000-30,000) – Lot 4028A

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4028B

ENGRAVED WINCHESTER THIRD MODEL 1866 OCTAGON BBL FULL MAGAZINE RIFLE.

SN 129765. Cal. 44RF. 24″ oct bbl. Full magazine. Blue finish gun metal receiver. Straight grain American walnut stocks with crescent butt and sling swivels attached. Receiver buttplate and tang are all finely engraved in a scroll style with punch dot background. Left sideplate of receiver shows a standing deer in a circular vignette, surrounded by expertly executed leafy scroll work motif with a 2-line border. Right sideplate shows a vignette of a bugling elk with a rnd border and the same scroll work. Forward sides of the receiver also shows leafy scroll work with a 2-line border. Top of receiver shows a starburst in front of ejector port and leafy scroll to rear. Engraved hammer. Elevator is engraved with a checkerboard pattern with dots and line border with a scroll accent to rear. Forend cap has scroll accent around screw. Bbl shows 2-line Winchester address in front of sight. Rocky Mountain brass blade front sight and ladder rear-sight. Receiver has SN stamped on lower tang behind trigger. “R” is stamped on lower tang of left side under stock. Upper tang mortise of buttstock has the last 4-digits of SN stamped. Buttplate has the last 4-digits of SN stamped inside of toe. 4-pc steel cleaning rod in butt. CONDITION: Fine, as refinished. Bbl and magazine tube smooth plumb-brown patina overall with very few small handling marks. Bbl address is readable but faint. Sights are very good. Bore is dark with strong rifling. Receiver has been polished overall, before engraving, and has been patinated to a mustard-brown patina. Engraving is sharp and crisp. Loading gate shows traces of blue. Loading gate shows some traces of blue. Hammer and lever smooth plumb-brown patina. Stocks are very good, slightly undersized, with light handling marks under a light varnish finish. Buttplate shows a mustard patinated finished overall. Sling swivels are good. Forend cap is also a mustard patinated finish. 50506-40 TEP (20,000-30,000) – Lot 4028B

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4029

VERY RARE LOUIS D. NIMSCHKE ENGRAVED WINCHESTER FIRST MODEL FLAT SIDE 1866 SADDLE RING CARBINE WITH MEXICAN EAGLE MOTIF AND GOLD PLATED RECEIVER.

SN 13182. Cal. 44RF. 20″ bbl. Full magazine. Carbine sights. Blue and gold finish. Nicely figured American walnut stocks with crescent butt. Receiver is engraved in the Nimschke style with intertwining scroll work overall and a Mexican eagle motif on left sideplate. Right sideplate shows a floral motif surrounded by scroll work. Top of receiver shows a starburst in front of ejector port and intertwining line and dot engraving to rear of port, with a scroll accent. Upper tang shows a leafy scroll around forward screw, with border work and a scroll accent around rear screw. Buttplate shows scroll work on tang with a border. Bbl has been cleaned and shows no address. Standard carbine sights. Receiver is of the flat side type with no stock bolsters at forward end and a sharp “Henry” drop at the rear near hammer. Receiver shows SN stamped on lower left tang under stock with assembly no. “197” stamped in small letters to front of SN. No. “8234” is stamped on bottom of receiver to rear of elevator with 3 punch marks to the left side, which could be numbers, but are not legible. Buttstock has SN stamped in upper tang mortise. There are remnants of another number that are stamped below the SN in upper tang mortise. The last 4-digits of SN is stamped on inner toe of buttplate. CONDITION: Very good, for this model. Bbl was cleaned long ago and now shows a dark brown-red patina overall and shallow pitting overall. Magazine is also the same dark brown-red patina. Sights are good. Bore is dark with visible rifling. There is a small ring on inside of bbl at about mid-point. Receiver is a mustard-brown patina overall with traces of gold plating under lever and under saddle ring. Engraving has not been polished and shows a clear eagle motif. Receiver has numerous scratches and dents overall. Loading gate is stuck in closed position. Elevator is a plumb-brown patina with a few dents. Tang markings are sharp. Lower tang has a transverse file mark behind lever latch. Stocks are very good with bruises and dents overall and retain most of a varnish finish. Stocks appear to be of Winchester manufacture, but are not orig to this carbine. Buttstock has a filled repair on inside of upper tang of buttplate. Stocks have a heavy coat of varnish finish overall. 50506-32 (20,000-28,000) – Lot 4029

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4030

FACTORY ENGRAVED WINCHESTER SECOND MODEL 1866 OCTAGON BARREL RIFLE WITH SILVER PRESENTATION PLAQUE.

SN 18409. Cal. 44RF. 24″ oct bbl. Full magazine. Blue and silver finish. Gun metal receiver with nicely figured American walnut stocks. Crescent buttplate with sling swivel attached. Forward swivel is missing. Receiver engraving is of a leafy scroll motif with floral accents. Forward flats of receiver have a grape-leaf motif. Top of receiver has scrolled accents in front of ejector port with leafy scroll to rear toward hammer. Top tang also has leafy scroll work. Engraving has dbl line border all around. Bottom of receiver is plain. Buttplate has leafy scroll accent on tang around screw leading to heel. Forend cap also has scroll accent around both screws. Listed as one of a few engraved like Henry rifles as per R. L. Wilson p. 66 in “The Book of Winchester Engraving” 2nd Edition. Bbl shows a 2-line Henry’s and King’s patent mark. German silver blade front-sight, ladder rear-sight. SN is stamped on lower tang under lever. SN is also stamped in upper tang mortise of buttstock. Buttstock has nicely figured wood, especially on right side. Right side of buttstock has a period of use rectangular silver presentation plaque with dished out corners inlet into the stock. Plaque reads, “Presented to THOs McMullen by his friends in Des Moines, August 13, 1870.” CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine tube are a silver-gray-brown patina overall with high point wear and some small dents. Bbl mark is legible but light. Sights are very good. Bore is dark with strong rifling. Muzzle of bbl has been lightly dressed. Receiver is a mustard-brown patina overall with traces of deeply patinated silver finish around hammer in gullets in forward portion of frame and around trigger. Engraving is sharp and unpolished. Receiver has light scratches and a few small dents overall. Lower tang has been repaired using an over-lapping joint that has been braised and screwed together. SNs have been properly re-stamped. Stocks are very good, slightly under-sized with a dark brown finish overall. Stocks have numerous handling marks and dents. Forend shows numerous handling marks and dents, with a chip missing on upper front left side. Presentation plaque is very good. 50506-37 TEP (17,500-27,500) – Lot 4030

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4031

FACTORY ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 OCTAGON FULL MAGAZINE RIFLE.

SN 36480. Cal. 44RF. 24″ oct bbl. Full magazine. Blue finish with silver plated gun metal receiver, buttplate, and forend cap. Rifle is engraved in the Ulrich style with scroll motif and geometric patterns. Receiver has blank panels on both sideplates. There is a dogs head worked into the engraving on left sideplate in front of panel. Engraving shows a very fine punch dot background with borders. Buttplate is engraved on tang with a floral decoration around screw with a splay running toward heel. Forend cap is also scroll engraved on either side with a fine punch dot background. Bbl shows standard 2-line Winchester address in front of rear-sight. Left side of upper tang shows the initials “J.U.” engraved. This mark has never been observed by this cataloger, but it is sharp and clear and shows orig silver plate over top. An attribution to Winchester factory engraver John Ulrich can be made. Assembly mark “O” is stamped on lower tang in front of “XXX”. There is also an inspector mark “S” stamped in front of other marks. SN is stamped under lever behind trigger. SN is bordered by engraving. A small “B” is stamped behind SN. Stocks are of the Winchester manufacturer, but do not exhibit an “XXX” grade of wood. Assembly no. “804” is stamped in the upper tang mortise of stock. “SG61” is stamped into right side of buttstock. A Winchester sling swivel is mounted on bottom of buttstock. Inside toe of buttplate is stamped with the last 4-digits of SN. Forend is also straight grain American walnut, with some figure. Forend cap mounts a factory sling swivel. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine tube show generous traces of blue finish, blending with a smooth plumb-brown patina, with high point wear and a few scratches toward muzzle end. Bbl address is sharp. Sights are very good. Bore is bright with sharp rifling. Receiver is a mustard-yellow patina overall with slight traces of silver plate finish in protected area around the lever latch. Engraving is sharp and unpolished. Loading gate shows considerable traces of fire-blue finish. SN is sharp. Hammer has a deep plumb color with traces of silvered out case color on both sides. Lever is a deep plumb-brown patina overall. Tang markings are sharp. Stocks are a Winchester product, but came off of another rifle. Buttstock is slightly undersized. Buttstock shows handling marks overall with a repair to toe and an age crack on right side. Stocks show an old varnish finish. Forestock has minor handling marks an old re-varnish finish. Crescent buttplate has a mustard-brown patina with generous traces of silver plate, especially on right side and underneath. Buttplate has been lightly cleaned. Forend cap shows a mustard-yellow patina with no trace of silver plate. Sling swivels are good. 50506-38 TEP (17,500-27,500) – Lot 4031

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4032

RARE 1ST MODEL FLAT-SIDE WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 SADDLE RING CARBINE.

SN 14951. Cal. 44RF Henry. Standard grade carbine with 20″; bbl, early style full mag with integral front band/sight and very early, original, 2-position flip rear sight. Receiver is 1st style with flat front edges vs. the later style that had a fluted thicker front edge which allowed for a thicker, more durable forearm. Loading gate is also flat 1st style and there is a staple and ring in the left side of receiver. Other early features include the early coarse checkered hammer and the correct short 3-segment cleaning rod in buttstock. It is mounted with straight grain American walnut with crescent brass buttplate with trap. Bbl marking of this carbine has the early 2-line patent markings “HENRY’S – PATENT OCT. 16. 1860 / KING’S – PATENT – MARCH 29. 1866”. Left side of lower tang is marked with the SN, which is also found in the top tang channel on the buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Left side of lower tang also has a tiny assembly no. “1630”, which also appears on various internal parts. This is a fine “as found” early ’66 carbine made in first year of production and among the first 1500 guns that were inter-mixed with Henry rifle production. These guns generally saw hard use and are rarely found in such nice, unmolested orig and complete condition. PROVENANCE: Ex-Rob Kassab Collection. CONDITION: Good to very good, all matching. All of the steel parts retain a smooth, even, dark plum/brown, attic patina with a few scattered spots of light pitting. There are traces of thinning blue finish on bbl in protected areas and traces of case colors on lever and hammer in protected areas. Receiver and buttplate retain a wonderful dark mustard colored patina with a few light scratches and dings on the sideplates. Top right sideplate has old pry marks that do not effect the overall aesthetics. Receiver shows light sharp edge wear. Stock is sound and solid with small dents, dings and the normal cosmetic bruising. There is about a 1″ very thin sliver missing on right side at lower tang which is currently filled in with flexible wood putty. Stock and forearm retain most of an old applied varnish with a fine hand-worn patina. Mechanics are fine. Strong, sharp bore with well defined rifling. 50643-1 JS (15,000-25,000) – Lot 4032

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4033

RARE WINCHESTER THIRD MODEL 1866 OCTAGON BARREL, FULL MAGAZINE SHORT RIFLE WITH CARBINE LENGTH BARREL.

SN 133318. Cal. 44RF. 20″ oct bbl. Full magazine. Blue finish. Gun metal receiver, with straight grain American walnut stocks. Crescent butt and sling swivels attached on buttstock and forend cap. Bbl has standard 2-line address in front of rear-sight, blade front-sight, and ladder rear-sight. Full length magazine. Gun metal receiver has SN stamped behind trigger with a very small no. “3” stamped behind SN. Upper tang is tapped for receiver sight. Lower tang has no. 1078 in front of no. 1072 stamped. These nos. would indicate special order. No. Assembly No. 1078 also appears in upper tang mortise of stock. Assembly no. 1072 is also stamped on inside toe of buttplate. Sling swivels are attached to buttstock and forend cap. This rifle is accompanied by a letter from The Winchester Firearms Museum dated September 27, 1976, that confirms an octagon bbl of “Length Carbine” and showing shipment on August 7, 1877. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl is an even plumb-brown patina overall, with only slight muzzle wear and a few slight scratches. Bbl address is sharp. Magazine tube retains generous traces of blue in protected areas. Bbl markings are sharp. Sights are good. Bore is dark with visible rifling. Receiver was cleaned long ago and has returned to a mustard-yellow patina. Receiver shows handling marks and scratches overall and some dents on the bottom and in front of lever. SN is clear. Hammer and lever show a gray-brown patina overall. Stocks are very good and have been lightly cleaned. Buttstock is slightly under-sized at wrist and sling swivel. Stocks show light handling marks under an old varnish finish. Buttplate is a deep mustard turning red patina, with wear at the heel and toe. Trap door is lightly sprung. Sling swivels are good. Forend cap shows a deep mustard patina. This is a chance to purchase a rare Winchester Model 1866 OBFM rifle with a carbine length bbl, that is documented in the factory record. 50506-41 TEP (15,000-20,000) – Lot 4033

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4034
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EXTREMELY RARE WINCHESTER FIRST MODEL FLAT SIDE 1866 RIFLE WITH SADDLE RING AND HIGHLY FIGURED STOCKS.

SN 13245. Cal. 44RF. 24-1/2″ bbl. with integral magazine. Gun metal receiver. Highly figured crotch grain American walnut stocks with crescent butt. Forend is of the first type held in place by a transverse screw with no forend cap. Bbl shows 2-line Henry’s Patent “King’s Patent” bbl mark. Front-sight is a German silver blade. Rear-sight is graduated to 1,000 yards with a slide. Magazine hanger is pinned and held in place by 2 screws on either side. Receiver is of the late Henry type with a round-top at forward end and a sharp downward turn at rear. Receiver has a flat side profile without stock bolsters at forward end. Loading gate is of the flat type with a hold-open catch. Hammer and lever are of the late Henry design. Saddle ring is attached to left side. SN is stamped on lower tang on left side under stock. Assembly no. “1080” is also stamped in very small numerals on lower tang. Assembly no. is also stamped on inside of sideplates. Receiver is otherwise unmarked. SN is stamped on upper tang mortise of stock and on inside of toe of buttplate. CONDITION: Very good to fine, for this model. Bbl and magazine tube show a smooth gray-brown patina overall, with very little roughness. Bbl mark is very sharp. Sights are fine. Bore is frosty with strong rifling. Receiver is a deep mustard-brown patina with dark stains overall and appears uncleaned. Receiver shows scratches and dents. Sideplates fit very well. All markings are sharp and clean. Loading gate hold-open catch functions, which is not normally the case. Loading gate is dark with slight traces of blue finish. Receiver screws are very good. Saddle ring is also very good with some pitting. Hammer shows generous traces of case color especially on left side. Lever is a gray-brown patina, with very little roughness. Stocks are very good to fine. Buttstock and forearm show highly figured crotch grain American walnut on both sides. On a later Winchester this would be classified as XXX wood. Stocks have minor scratches and dents overall and retain a considerable amount of their orig amount of oil finish. Buttplate is a dark mustard-brown patina with a slight rub-mark on either side of tang. Forearm shows a few dents and scratches and a considerable amount of orig finish. These First Model 1866 Flat Side rifles were made in the serial range of 12,476 to about 15,500, with most of the production being the carbine version. The rifle is rarely seen in orig un-touched condition, as is this example. An opportunity to obtain an extremely rare Winchester First Model 66 rifle with wonderfully figured stocks. 50506-33 TEP (15,000-20,000) – Lot 4034

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4035

WINCHESTER THIRD MODEL 1866 SADDLE RING CARBINE.

SN 154381. Cal. 44RF. 20″ rnd bbl. Full magazine. Carbine sights. Gun metal receiver. Saddle ring attached. Straight grain American walnut stocks with gun metal carbine buttplate. 3-pc steel cleaning rod in butt. Bbl shows a correct 2-line bbl address stamped in front of rear-sight. Rear-sight is 2-leaf carbine design. “CCOO4” is stamped on left side of bbl adjacent to rear-sight. “S” inspector mark is stamped on top of bbl behind rear sight. No cal mark is present. Gun metal receiver has SN in script on lower tang behind lever. Saddle ring attached. No other apparent markings. Lower tang of receiver has assembly no. “42” stamped on left side under stock. Assembly no. “42” also appears in upper tang mortise of stock and on inside toe of buttplate. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl shows a smooth plumb-brown patina overall, with generous traces of blue towards the breech-end. Markings are sharp. Sights are very good. There is a slight batter mark on the bbl behind rear band. Bore is somewhat dark with visible rifling. Receiver shows a mustard patina overall with sharp edges and good screws. Elevator is slightly dented. Loading gate shows traces of fire-blue. Hammer shows traces of case color with sharp checkering. Lever is a brown patina overall with a little roughness on bottom edge. SN is sharp. Stocks are very good, full-sized, and show most of their oil finish. Stocks have light handling marks overall, with some larger dents on right side of the forearm near rear band. Butt plate is a mustard-yellow patina with some wear on heel and toe and good screws. Rear bbl band shows traces of blue with the balance a plumb-brown patina. Front bbl band also shows some traces of blue. Area around screw is slightly marred. A very nice Winchester Third Model 1866 SRC in much better than average condition. Made in 1882. 50664-2 TEP (10,000-15,000) – Lot 4035

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4036

WINCHESTER FOURTH MODEL 1866 OCTAGON BARREL FULL MAGAZINE RIFLE.

SN 156257. Cal. 44RF. 24″ oct bbl. Full magazine. Straight grain American walnut stocks with steel crescent buttplate. Bbl shows 2-line Winchester address in front of rear-sight, silver blade front-sight and semi-buckhorn rear-sight. Bbl has no cal mark. Gun metal receiver has SN engraved on lower tang behind lever, with “O” inspector mark under lever. Assembly no. “2293” is stamped on lower tang left side under stock. Assembly no. “2293” is also stamped in upper tang mortise of buttstock and on inside toe of steel buttplate. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 50% blue that is drifting to a plumb-brown patina, with some staining toward the muzzle. Magazine tube is a plumb-brown patina overall. Bbl address is sharp. Bore is dark with visible rifling. Receiver has an even mottled mustard-brown patina overall with sharp edges and only small scratches on sides. Loading gate shows traces of fire-blue. Elevator has no dents. Tang marking is sharp. Hammer shows slight traces of case color. Lever also shows light traces of case color. SN is clear and sharp. Stocks are very good and full-sized and retain much of orig varnish finish. Stocks have handling marks and bruises overall. Forestock shows scratches on both sides. Buttplate is a gray-brown patina overall with very slight traces of case color on tang. Heel and toe show some erosion. Forend cap is a smooth gray-brown patina. 50843-4 TEP (10,000-15,000) – Lot 4036

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4037

WINCHESTER THIRD MODEL 1866 SADDLE RING CARBINE WITH CRESCENT BUTTPLATE.

SN 66909. Cal. 44 RF. 20″ bbl. Full magazine. Blue finish with gun metal receiver. Straight grain American walnut stocks with crescent buttplate. Bbl shows correct 2-line address rolled into rear-sight. Sights are of the carbine type. Lower tang of receiver behind trigger is stamped with SN followed by the letters “CE”. There is a small “&” stamped in lower tang in front of lever latch. Buttstock has last 4-digits of SN stamped in upper tang mortise, same numbers appear on inside toe of buttplate. CONDITION: Very good to fine, for this model. Bbl and magazine tube show a smooth even uncleaned plumb-brown patina overall, with slight traces of blue in protected areas. Bbl marking is sharp. Bore is dark with strong rifling. Receiver has a deep mottled mustard-brown uncleaned patina with some stains around hammer on left side and small scratches overall. Loading gate shows a brown patina with some roughness. Elevator finish matches receiver with a couple of dents. SN is sharp. Stocks are very good, full-sized, and show scratches and dents overall, commensurate with the age of the rifle. Stocks have an old varnish finish applied. A chance for the collector to obtain a relatively untouched Yellow-Boy carbine not often found in this condition. 51079-6 TEP (10,000-14,000) – Lot 4037

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4038

WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 SADDLE RING CARBINE.

SN 157207. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Standard carbine with 20″ rnd bbl, full magazine, barleycorn front sight that has had an ivory bead added and 2 position flip rear sight. Bbl is marked with Winchester & King’s patent 2-line address. Left side receiver has a staple and ring. Mounted with nicely figured, uncheckered, slab sawed American walnut with straight stock & brass carbine buttplate with trap. Left side of the lower tang, under the wood is marked with the assembly number “2152” which number is also found in top tang channel of buttstock. Inside toe of buttplate is marked with the assembly number “1341”. This carbine was produced in 1882, long after the advent of center fire repeating rifles by both Winchester and Marlin and the cartridge it was chambered for was, by that time obsolete. A majority of these later ’66 rifles and carbines were sold on the South American market and saw hard and continuous service in the jungles with little or no maintenance and are almost never found with any orig finish. PROVENANCE: Ex-Woody Frey Collection. 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: Very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 95-97% strong orig factory blue with some minor, light surface etching and light thinning over the forearm area. Bbl bands retain strong blue, turning plum on the right side of the forearm band. Magazine cap has a large ding. Receiver & side plates have possibly been draw filed and cleaned and have now regained a medium mustard patina. Side plates fit well with a couple of edge dings on the left side. Lever & hammer retain dark case colors on the sides, faded to silver on the faces. Wood is sound with a scratch and a couple of dings on the buttstock and overall retains about all of a fine restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 50412-75 (10,000-15,000) IVORY – Lot 4038

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4039

WINCHESTER FOURTH MODEL 1866 OCTAGON BARREL, FULL MAGAZINE RIFLE WITH CRESCENT BUTT.

SN 164860. Cal. 44 RF. 24″ oct bbl. Full magazine. Fun metal receiver with straight grain American walnut stocks and crescent buttplate. Bbl shows correct 2-line Winchester address rolled in front of rear-sight with cal mark at breech-end. German silver blade front-sight and sporting rear-sight. Receiver has SN stamped on lower tang behind lever latch. “5” is stamped on lower tang under lever. Lower tang has assembly no. “76” stamped on left side. Elevator is marked “44 CAL”. Assembly no. “76” also appears in the upper tang mortise of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Accompanied by a Winchester Gun Museum Letter dated June 16, 1975, showing rifle, oct bbl, being shipped on November 14, 1884. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl and magazine tube have a smooth plumb-brown patina finish overall, with high point wear and sharp markings. Bore is dark with visible rifling. Rear-sight retains considerable blue finish. Gun metal receiver is a smooth lightly cleaned mustard-yellow patina with slightly rounded edges, burnish marks, and scratches overall. The initial “W” is scratched onto the forward left side. All markings are clear. Elevator is a mustard-yellow patina with a sharp mark. Hammer and lever are a smooth dark gray-brown patina with some roughness on side of lever. Stocks are very good, very slightly undersized, and show an old cleaning with a varnish finish applied. Steel buttplate and forend cap are a dark mottled gray-brown patina. 51079-1 TEP (8,000-12,000) – Lot 4039

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4040

ENGRAVED WINCHESTER SECOND MODEL 1866 SADDLE RING CARBINE WITH CRESCENT BUTT.

SN 15737. Cal. 44RF. 20″ bbl. Full Magazine. Blue finish with gun metal receiver. Straight grain American walnut stocks with crescent butt. Receiver is engraved in a leafy scroll motif on both sides. There is a blank panel on both sideplates. Top of receiver has a sunburst pattern in front of ejector port and scroll work with punch dot accent to rear. Upper tang has a punch dot border. Bottom of receiver is plain. Bbl shows 2-line Henry’s and King’s patent mark with carbine sights. Receiver is of the 2nd Model type with a slight drop at rear by hammer. Lower left tang has SN stamped under stock. Lower tang has an “A” proof under lever, with a cross on front. Crescent buttplate is engraved with scroll work around screw hole and a border running down both sides. CONDITION: Good to very good. Bbl and magazine tube show a plumb-brown refinish overall. Bbl mark is faint but legible. Rear-sight is good. Bbl bands are polished to a gray metal color, with some applied patina, and appear to be replacements. Bore is dark with visible rifling. Receiver has been cleaned and polished overall and engraved after cleaning. Engraving is sharp. Receiver shows a mustard-yellow patinated finish, as does the elevator. Tang mark is sharp. The stocks are very good with full oil finish and a few scratches and dents. Stocks are replacements. 50506-34 TEP (6,000-10,000) – Lot 4040

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4041

EXTREMELY RARE WINCHESTER THIRD MODEL 1866 RIFLE WITH 30″ HALF ROUND HALF OCTAGON BARREL.

SN 150003. Cal. 44RF. 30″ half rnd half oct bbl. Blue finish. Gun metal receiver. Straight grain American walnut stocks with crescent butt. Bbl shows standard 2-line address stamped in front of rear-sight. Standard blade front-sight, semi-buck-horn rear-sight. Half rnd half oct special order 30″ bbl. Full magazine. Gun metal receiver has SN stamped on lower tang behind lever. Upper tang has been tapped for sight. Right forward side of receiver has initials carved. There are very minute traces of silver plate near these initials at front of frame.Initials are hard to decipher. Appear to be “A.T.T.”. There are also some traces of silver finish on inside of tangs. Lower tang has “87” and “1448” stamped on left side. Assembly no. “87” also appears in upper tang mortise of stock and on inside toe of buttplate. Forearm has steel forend cap. Receiver was originally of the Carbine type and has the saddle ring staple holes plugged. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter dated February 19, 1997 confirming bbl length and configuration and showing shipment on October 10, 1878. Order no. 13359. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl is a smooth plumb-brown patina overall with sharp address. Oct section has some small dents on the high points on either side of the address. Bbl and magazine tube show some slight staining toward the muzzle end. Sights are very good. Bore is dark with strong rifling. Receiver is a mustard-brown patina overall with numerous scratches and dents on either side, and on the bottom in front of lever. Lower tang is broken at the lever latch. Hammer and lever are a gray-brown patina with slight traces of silvered out case color. Stocks are very good, full-sized, with handling marks overall and some larger dents toward the toe of butt. Buttplate is a mustard-brown patina with some scratching and staining on rear portion. Forend has some denting on either side. Steel forend cap is a gray-brown patina. A chance to purchase an extremely rare Long Barrel Winchester Model 66 rifle in a very rare configuration. 50506-42 TEP (6,000-10,000) – Lot 4041

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4042

RARE WINCHESTER THIRD MODEL 1866 OCTAGON BARREL FULL MAGAZINE RIFLE WITH 28″ BARREL, SLING SWIVELS AND CRESCENT BUTT.

SN 129638. Cal. 44RF. 28″ bbl. Blue finish. Gun metal receiver. Straight grain American walnut stocks with crescent butt and sling swivels. Bbl shows 2-line Winchester address in front of rear-sight. Bbl has a steel Rocky Mountain blade front-sight and a ladder rear-sight with slide. Bbl overhangs magazine tube by 3/16″, front-sight mortise center is 1″ from muzzle, center of magazine hanger is 3-3/4″ from center to muzzle. Both measurements are correct. Gun metal receiver has SN stamped behind trigger. The “9” in the SN was deeply struck and has been re-struck on top of orig number. There is a “A” inspector mark on lower tang. Receivers otherwise unmarked. Straight grain American walnut stocks have sling swivels attached on butt and forend cap. Stock has crescent gun metal butt. Forend has gun metal cap. Stock has last 4-digits of SN stamped in upper tang mortise. Lower tang has “R” stamped on left side. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine tube show an even mottled brown patina overall, with some staining. Bbl address is sharp. Sights are very good. Bore is dark with visible rifling. Receiver has a mustard-yellow patina, and was lightly cleaned long ago. Receiver shows small dents and scratches overall. Screws are slightly marred. SN is sharp. Hammer and lever are a dark-brown patina with slight traces of silvered-out case color. Stocks are very good, slightly under-sized, and show some fairly heavy handling marks overall, with a coat of old varnish. No missing pieces. Buttplate is a mustard-brown patina with some slight scratching. Forend cap is also a mustard-brown patina with marring around screw-head on both sides. A very good example of a Special Order Long Barrel Winchester 1866 rifle. Manufactured in 1875. 50506-39 TEP (5,000-8,000) – Lot 4042

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4043

ENGRAVED WINCHESTER THIRD MODEL 1866 OCTAGON BARREL RIFLE.

SN 127525. Cal. 44 RF. 24″ oct bbl. Full magazine. Blue finish with gun metal receiver. Figured forestock. Straight grain buttstock. Bbl shows 2-line Winchester address rolled in front of rear-sight. Front sight is steel knife blade type. Rear-sight is ladder type. Receiver is engraved overall with scroll and geometric patterns. There is a blank presentation panel on left side and an oval panel on right side, with initials “LFD” engraved. Forward part of receiver on right side has a running deer in high relief. Left side of forward part of receiver shows a grizzly bear in high relief. SN is stamped behind trigger with a “P” proof under lever. Upper tang is stamped “.22.4.2677.” with a cross. Lower tang has a spurious “XXXX” mark. Buttstock shows no markings. Inside toe of buttplate is stamped “2457”. CONDITION: Very good, as totally refinished after engraving. Bbl shows a mottled blue-brown refinish. Bbl address is re-rolled. Rear-sight is a modern replacement, as is the front-sight. Bore is dark with traces of rifling. Forend has large gap at receiver. Receiver has sharp engraving over a re-polished re-patinated finish. Engraving is nicely accomplished. Tang markings are spurious as noted. SN is sharp. Hammer and lever show a silver-gray patina with some roughness. Buttstock is a modern replacement with varnish finish overall and some light scratches and dents. Buttstock is undersized at wrist and around buttplate. Buttplate has a rough patinated finish with considerable roughness. Engraving is sharp. Forend cap is a patinated finish with sharp engraving. An attractive engraved Winchester 1866 rifle. 51033-34 (8,000-10,000) – Lot 4043

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4044

EXTRAORDINARY WINCHESTER FIRST MODEL FIRST TYPE 1873 CARBINE. SERIAL NUMBER 139, FORMERLY IN THE COLLECTION OF TOMMY RHOLES OF TEXAS.

SN 139. Cal. 44WCF. 20″ bbl. Standard carbine sights. Full magazine. Blue finish. Saddle-ring attached. Straight grain American walnut stocks with carbine buttplate. Bbl shows standard 2-line Winchester address with no cal mark, which is correct. Magazine shows first type screw-in end cap. Carbine receiver is also of the first type, with a square cornered elevator mortise and distinct re-curve on either side of dust cover mortise. Loading gate is attached to right sideplate with an external screw, which is also characteristic of the early first model. Dust cover has a 1/2″ raised oil oval checkered thumb-piece. Upper tang is unmarked. Lower tang is engraved “Model 1873” over number “139”. This type of mark only appears on approximately the first 350 guns of this model. Lower tang has no provision for a trigger block safety, neither does the lever. Firing pin has a bushing, which is correct for this type. Saddle-ring is attached to left rear side of receiver. Stocks and buttplate are standard for this model. 3-piece steel cleaning rod is in the butt. Assembly number 174 appears on lower left tang under stock and on inside the toe of the buttplate. 74 is visible in the upper tang mortise of the stock. The no. 1 has been obliterated. Accompanying this carbine is a Cody Firearms Museum letter confirming features and showing shipment from the warehouse on January 26, 1874, order number 929. Also accompanying this carbine is a copy of a letter from Tommy Rholes to the consignor John Harris, dated 1/17/2011, which states “About 1980 I bought the carbine number 139 and have had it since then.” With a survival rate of much less than 10%, this carbine represents one of the rarest of all Winchester collectibles. It is fortunate for collectors that Mr. Harris has decided to make it available to the collectors fraternity. Included is a photograph of the wall in Mr. Rholes’ gun vault showing the 2 empty spaces once occupied by number 84 and number 139. CONDITION: Fine. To quote Mr. Rhole’s letter, “The carbine number 139 has 25% blue on its bbl and 85% very nice blue on its receiver. The right side of the receiver has some blue worn away, (10%) leaving white metal. Bore is perfect.” Bbl and magazine show 25% blue finish. Sights are very good. 2-line Winchester bbl address is very sharp. Bbl bands are gray-brown patina with some light roughness on rear band. Bbl has light staining overall with some muzzle wear and a few very small dents and scratches. Bore is bright with very sharp rifling. Receiver retains 85% bright-blue finish with some scratches overall and a distinct saddle-ring shadow. Right sideplate and forward part of receiver has been worn to a smooth silver-gray patina, with very little roughness. This is definitely a hand carry mark. Generous traces of fire-blue remain on loading gate. Elevator is a deep mustard-brown patina with a dark oil stain at forward edge. Elevator is slightly loose. Receiver screws are unmolested. Hammer shows a generous amount of case color on both sides and on the rear surface. Front of hammer shows vivid case color. Hammer checkering is sharp. Dust cover shows 10% bright blue finish blending into a smooth plumb-brown patina. Thumb-piece checkering is sharp. Screw is unmolested. Lever also shows generous traces of case color finish in protected areas, with the balance a silver-brown patina. There is a small spot on bottom of trigger guard on lever that has been cleaned. Lower tang fits receiver perfectly. Model and SN mark is crisp and clear. Trigger is a pleasing plumb-brown patina. Stocks are very good and full-sized, with some handling marks and dents especially on right side of wrist and on bottom of buttstock. Stocks have not been cleaned. There are 2 very small holes in bottom of buttstock where a sling swivel may have been mounted. Carbine buttplate is a gray-brown patina overall, with some staining at heel and toe. Forearm is very good to fine, with only a few small dents. Fortunate will be the successful bidder for this carbine. Because it will be almost impossible to replace. This is the best First Model 1873 Carbine that Mr. Rholes found in over 50 years in the business. A real Winchester treasure. 50678-2 TEP (160,000-180,000) – Lot 4044

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4045

EXTRAORDINARY WINCHESTER EARLY FIRST MODEL FIRST TYPE 1873 OCTAGON BARREL FULL MAGAZINE RIFLE WITH SINGLE SET TRIGGER. SERIAL NUMBER 84, ONE OF THE FINEST KNOWN TO COLLECTORS, FORMERLY IN THE COLLECTION OF TOMMY RHOLES OF TEXAS.

SN 84. Cal. 44 WCF. 24″ bbl. Full magazine. Blue finish with case color hammer and lever. Single set trigger. Straight grain American walnut stocks with crescent buttplate. Four piece steel cleaning rod in butt. Bbl has standard sights, rear sight is mounted in the reverse position. Early 73 Winchesters utilized Model 66 bbls, until it was determined that the rifling would not stabilize the bullet. This is one reason why very few Model 1873 rifles were shipped in the first two years of production, until the rifling problem was resolved. The 66 bbl had the rear-sight mortise centered a 1-1/4″ from front of receiver, necessitating mounting the sight in reverse. Bbl shows correct 2-line Winchester address. Early 73’s had no cal mark on the bbl or the elevator. The magazine tube cap is of the first type and is screwed into the end of magazine tube. Receiver is also of the first type, with no tang markings and a square cornered mortise for the elevator. The rear edge of magazine mortise of receiver on both sides has a distinct re-curve, which his correct. Model and SN mark on lower tang is of the first type with “Model 1873” over “84” hand engraved, rather than stamped. The dust cover is also of the first type, with 1/2″ raised oval checkered thumb-piece. Loading gate is affixed to the right sideplate with a screw mounted from the exterior, which is also a feature of an early first Model. Firing pin has a bushing, another first Model feature. There is no provision for a trigger block safety on the lower tang or on lever, which is typical for this model. Assembly no. 50 appears on left side of lower tang under stock. Assembly no. 50 is also stamped on upper tang mortise of stock and on interior toe of buttplate. Rifle has standard single set trigger. With a survival rate estimated at less than 10% for early 73 Winchesters, this rifle represents a very fine example of one of the most difficult of Winchester Model 1873s to obtain. Accompanying this rifle is a Cody Firearms Museum letter, confirming all of the features and showing shipment on January 17, 1874, order number 895. There is also a repair and return on August 12, 1888, order number 19256. No evidence remains of what that repair could have been. Also accompanying this rifle is a copy of a handwritten letter from Tommy Rholes to the consignor Mr. John Harris, dated 1/17/2011 in which he states, “I first got number 84 about 1970, and did sell it around 1975. I was able to get it back around 1977 and decided then to keep it.” Included is a photograph of the wall in Mr. Rholes’ gun vault showing the 2 empty spaces once occupied by number 84 and number 139. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain about 30% of orig blue finish that has blended overall to a pleasing smooth plumb-brown patina, with some high point wear and a few minor stains. Muzzle is sharp and un-dented. Sights are very good. Bbl address is sharp. Bore is slightly frosty with very strong rifling. Receiver retains about 80% of the orig bright-blue finish with some light scratching overall, and some roughness on the right forward bottom edge and in front of loading gate. Receiver shows striation marks through the blue. Early 73 receivers were made of forged iron and these striations show the grain of the iron. Receiver screws are unmolested. Thumbprint dust cover retains 90% bright-blue finish with some scratches that have turned plumb-brown. Screw is unmolested. Thumb piece checkering is sharp. Extractor on bolt shows generous traces of orig blue finish. Elevator is a deep mustard-brown patina with only some small scratches. Hammer has sharp checkering and shows traces of case color on both sides. Front of hammer shows vivid case color where it has been protected. Lever is a smooth gray-brown patina overall with some staining and traces of case color near the hinge. Lower tang fits receiver perfectly. Model and cal mark is very sharp and crisp. Set trigger functions perfectly. Stocks are fine, full-sized, and uncleaned, showing only very minor handling marks overall. Stocks retain nearly all of their orig oil finish. Crescent buttplate is a smooth silver-gray patina with some very slight roughness on heel. Forend cap shows 50% bright-blue finish with some scratching on bottom side. Balance is a plumb-brown patina. This is a rare opportunity for a collector of Model 1873 Winchesters to obtain one of the finest examples known to collectors, that was part of the Tommy Rholes Collection for many years, until it was transferred to his dear friend John Harris, who is a noted 1st Model 73 Collector. It is very fortunate for collectors that Mr. Harris has decided to make this gun available for the first time to the collectors fraternity. 50678-1 TEP (125,000-150,000) – Lot 4045

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4046

RARE JOHN ULRICH ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 DELUXE LEVER ACTION “LIKE 1 OF 1000” RIFLE.

SN 335484B. Cal. 38 WCF (38-40). SN 335484. Beautiful special order rifle with 26″ oct to rnd bbl, gold washed Beech’s front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight & Lyman tang sight with loop. Mounted with extremely beautiful 3-4X American walnut with “H” style checkered forearm & straight stock with checkered steel buttplate. Left side of lower tang under the wood is marked with assembly number “25”, which number is also found in top tang channel of buttstock & inside toe of buttplate. Forend cap & buttstock have factory sling swivels. Receiver is spectacularly engraved by John Ulrich & signed on bottom tang. Left sideplate has a large vignette of a whitetail buck & doe in a very detailed woodland scene surrounded by extremely well executed foliate arabesque patterns and wavelet border patterns. Balance of receiver has light arabesque patterns with matching border patterns and a section of heavy border pattern at top left. Right sideplate has rare vignette of a cougar in a woodland scene, surrounded by matching borders with balance of right side is a mirror image of left. There are light arabesque patterns on both sides of lever & hammer with matching patterns on dust cover & top three flats of bbl at receiver. Muzzle also has a ring of engraving & buttplate tang is engraved to match. Carrier & forend cap & bottom of lever have matching engraving & serial number is encased in a ribbon. This exact rifle has two large photographs with description on p. 158 of Winchester Engraving, Wilson. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter fully identifying this rifle with $15.00 engraving and originally shipped with a blank in rear seat but accompanied by a buckhorn sight. SIZE: Ex-Dr. James M. Goforth Collection; Floyd Everhart. 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: Bbl retains 85-90% thin orig blue with wear at muzzle and over chamber areas. Receiver retains traces of case colors in very sheltered areas, having turned silver over most areas. Hammer retains 75-80% bright case colors & lever is a silver patina. Wood is sound showing moderate to heavy wear with light handling & use marks with forearm retaining about 50% orig varnish & buttstock about all of a fine restored finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with scattered spots of light pitting. 50832-1 (70,000-90,000) IVORY – Lot 4046

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4047

EXTRAORDINARY WINCHESTER THIRD MODEL DELUXE 1873 RIFLE WITH HALF ROUND BARREL, CASE COLOR RECEIVER AND CHECKERED STOCKS.

SN 103476A. Cal. 32 WCF. 24″ half rnd bbl. Full magazine. Blue and case color finish. Receiver is of the stepped variety. Nicely figured checkered walnut stocks with crescent butt and Winchester sling eyes mounted. Bbl shows standard 2-line Winchester address, rolled in front of rear-sight with cal mark at breech. Thin blade front-sight, sporting rear-sight. Vernier tang sight with thin base Receiver is marked on the upper tang Model 1873 with finials. SN is stamped behind lever latch. Elevator is nickel plated and is marked “32 CAL”. Upper tang on left side is stamped “32”. Lower tang on left side shows assembly no. 775 with “X” “CF” “R” also stamped. Upper tang mortise of buttstock is also stamped “775” with “32” stamped on forward part of mortise. Inside toe of buttplate shows assembly no. 775 with “X” adjacent to it. Inspector mark “O” is stamped above. Being that this rifle was shipped in November 1882 and the fact that The Winchester Book (Madis) states that the “32 Caliber Rifle” was introduced by Winchester late in the year 1882, this may be one of the very first 32 Caliber Winchester Rifles produced. Trap door in buttplate is also nickel plated. Winchester sling eyes are installed on bottom of buttstock and on forend cap. Accompanying this rifle is a Cody Firearms Museum Letter dated March 16, 2015, stating rifle, half oct, plain trigger, case hardened and shipped on November 20, 1882. Order number 1046. Also included is a copy of the page from the Winchester ledger book showing the information for this rifle. PROVENANCE: The Vince Sepulveda Collection, Cody Museum Factory Letter with Factory Ledger Sheet. CONDITION: Very Fine Plus. Bbl and magazine tube retain 95-97% blue finish, with very few scratches or marks. Bbl markings are sharp. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Receiver retains 70-75% case color overall that is vivid toward the rear portion, and slightly stained at the carry point, where it has drifted to a smooth silver patina. Tang markings are sharp. Loading gate shows a generous amount of fire-blue finish. Elevator shows nearly all of nickel finish with sharp mark. Hammer shows vivid case color overall. Bolt shows nearly all of blue finish, as does the extractor. Dust cover shows smooth silvery-gray patina with generous case color. Lever also has generous traces of case color with the balance a smooth silver-gray patina. Lever latch also shows traces of case color finish. Stocks retain nearly all the varnish finish with only slight handling marks and very sharp checkering. Stocks are full-sized. Buttplate shows 20% case color on tang with the balance a smooth silver-gray patina. Trap door shows nearly all the nickel finish with a slight scratch mark on right side. Forend cap shows 50% case color finish with the balance a smooth silver-gray patina. A beautiful Special Order Winchester Model 1873 rifle with many special features and manufactured at the very beginning of Winchester’s introduction of the 32 Caliber Rifle. 50872-6 (20,000-40,000) – Lot 4047

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4048

FINE WINCHESTER DELUXE MODEL 1873 RIFLE WITH HALF ROUND BARREL AND BUTTON MAGAZINE.

SN 308382. Cal. 32 WCF. Special order 28″ half rnd bbl. Button magazine. Case color receiver. Checkered XX stocks with pistol grip. Bbl shows correct 2-line Winchester address rolled in front of rear sight. Cal mark on top flat at breech. Rocky mountain blade front-sight, semi buckhorn rear-sight. Receiver is of stepped variety. Upper tang is marked Model 1873 with finials. SN is stamped on bottom tang in front of lever latch. Assembly no. “2784” is stamped on side of lower left tang. “XX” behind assembly no. Elevator is marked “32 CAL”. Stock has assembly no. “2784” stamped in upper mortise. Buttplate has assembly no. “2759” stamped on inside of toe with inspector no. “O” above. Pistol grip has ebony insert. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms letter dated April 20, 1981, confirming all features of this rifle and showing shipment on September 17, 1889. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 50-60% blue that is drifting to a plumb-patina towards the muzzle, with some scratches overall. Bbl address is sharp. Bore is dark with visible rifling. Receiver retains 30-40% case color that is vivid in the protected areas around the trigger with the balance turning a smooth silver-brown patina. Dust cover retains 80% bright-blue with an unmolested screw. Receiver shows a few light scratches overall. Screws are very good, unmolested, and show some blue finish. Loading gate shows 50% fire-blue. Elevator is a mustard-yellow patina with a few small dents and clear cal mark. Hammer shows vivid case color on both sides and on front and rear face. Lever is a silver-brown patina with traces of vivid case color in protected areas. Lower tang has been sprung slightly downward, easily remedied. Tang markings are sharp. Stocks are very good and retain most of the varnish finish with some light marks overall. Buttstock has a repair at heel on left side. Checkering is sharp with some scattered dents. Buttplate is a silver-gray patina with traces of case color overall. Forend cap shows a hint of case color. 50506-2 TEP (20,000-30,000) – Lot 4048

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4049

WINCHESTER THIRD MODEL 1873 DELUXE RIFLE WITH HALF ROUND BARREL, BUTTON MAGAZINE, AND CRESCENT BUTTPLATE.

SN 107940. Cal. 38 WCF. 24″ half rnd bbl. Button magazine. Receiver is of stepped variety. Nicely figured American walnut stocks with checkered pistol grip and forearm. Crescent buttplate. Bbl with correct 2-line address. Cal marking on top flat at breech. German silver front-sight, semi buckhorn rear-sight. Receiver shows Model 1873 with finials on upper tang. SN is stamped on lower tang behind lever latch. There is an “A” stamped under SN. Assembly no. “4567” is stamped on left side of tang under stock. Tang is also marked “XX” and “R”. Upper tang mortise of buttstock also shows assembly no. “4567” with “38” stamped in front. Buttplate has “4567” stamped on inside of toe with “O” inspector mark above. “RH” is stamped in stock under tang of buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter dated August 24, 1981 confirming all features of this rifle and showing shipment on April 7, 1883. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 70% blue finish, that is drifting to a plumb-brown patina with some slight scratches. Bbl marks are sharp. Bore is frosty with strong rifling. Receiver retains 80% case color that is vivid in protected areas, with a few light scratches. Tang marks are sharp. Dust cover shows 50% blue, blending to a plumb-brown patina. Loading gate shows a considerable amount of fire-blue. Elevator is a mottled mustard-brown patina with a clear mark. Hammer shows 90% case color on both sides and rear, with some slight scratch marks on side with sharp checkering. Lever shows generous amounts of color especially towards hinge. Stocks are fine and retain nearly all the varnish finish, with some light handling marks overall. Checkering is sharp. Buttplate shows 20% case color on tang, with the balance a silver-gray patina and slight roughness at the heel. Forend cap shows 20% case color that is blending to a smooth silver-gray patina. 50506-3 TEP (20,000-30,000) – Lot 4049

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4050

EXTREMELY RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 DELUXE SMALL BORE LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 278359. Cal. 22 Long. Extremely rare small bore deluxe ’73 with 24-1/4″ oct-rnd bbl, full magazine, Lyman “certifiable antique ivory” bead hunting front sight and flat top rear sight. Frame is case colored and sideplates are factory nickeled. Mounted with checkered burled American walnut with pistol grip and crescent shaped steel buttplate and matching checkered forend. Left side of lower tang, under the wood is marked with the assembly no. “2007” & “XXX, matching assembly number is also found in top tang channel of buttstock. Inside magazine tube is orig. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum Records Office search form which confirms this rifle in Cal. 22 long with 1/2 oct bbl, plain trigger, checkered stock with pistol grip, frames sideplate nickeled. Received in warehouse August 25, 1888 and shipped from warehouse two days later on August 27,1888 to order no. 11357. It is difficult to find any early 22 Cal. Winchester in high condition, much less a rare deluxe gun such as this. 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: Very fine, all matching. Bbl and magazine tube retain 95%+ orig blue though thinning with a few scattered cosmetic spots and blemishes. Frame, hammer,lever and nosecap retain about 60-80% muted and bright case colors with balance grey/brown with scattered areas of pitting. Sideplates retain 95%+ orig factory nickel with freckling and scuffing especially on right side. Buttplate retains about 80% of its dark muted colors with staining and light pitting at heel. Stocks are sound, well fit with good color retaining much of their orig bright finish, with diamond point wear and a small sliver of putty repairing chip at horn inset at pistol grip. Wood has a few light nicks and scratches. Mechanics are crisp, well defined bore. 50506-8 JS (20,000-30,000) IVORY – Lot 4050

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4051

RARE WINCHESTER 3RD MODEL 1873 SEMI DELUXE RIFLE WITH PLAIN PISTOL GRIP IN .22 LONG.

SN 314684. Cal. 22 LONG. 24″ bbl. Full magazine. Rocky mountain front-sight. Semi buckhorn rear-sight. Bbl has 2-line Winchester address with cal mark at breech. Receiver is of the stepped variety. Upper tang is marked Model 1873 with finials. Elevator has cal mark. Lower tang has SN stamped behind lever latch. Assembly no. “2877” is stamped on left side of lower tang in very small numbers and to the rear is stamped “11” and “CF”. Upper tang mortise in butt-stock also shows assembly no. “2877”, as does inside of toe of buttplate. Accompanied a Colt Cody Firearms Museum Letter dated June 23, 2011, which says “fancy pistol grip”, with no mention of checkering. Other features are confirmed and shows shipment on October 26, 1889. Order number 4445. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain 20-30% blue finish overall, drifting to a plumb-brown patina with high point wear and some scratching at muzzle. Bbl marks are clear and sharp. Bore is frosty with strong rifling. Receiver retains 60% blue finish that has drifted to a plumb-brown patina. Receiver markings are sharp. Elevator is a dark mustard-brown patina with a few dents and a sharp mark. Hammer shows a generous amount of case color on both sides and on rear. Checkering is sharp. Lever is a smooth gray brown patina, with traces of case color at hinge. Stocks are very good, full-sized, with most of the varnish finish and handling marks overall. There are some dark stains at wrist and toe of butt-stock. Buttplate shows a silver-brown patina with some roughness at heel and toe. Forend cap shows 20% blue finish with some scratching. 50506-9 TEP (17,500-27,500) – Lot 4051

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4052

VERY RARE SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 284693. Cal. 32 WCF (32-20). Rare & unusual ’73 with 30″ full matted oct bbl, full magazine, German silver Rocky Mountain front sight, Lyman 6A 2-leaf folding rear sight and a Lyman tang sight with disc. Mounted with very highly figured, center crotch, flame grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and black insert serpentine pistol grip stock that has crescent buttplate without trap. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is marked with assembly number “2310”, “XXX” and “32”. Matching assembly number is also found in top tang channel of the buttstock. Buttplate is without assembly number, however there is little doubt that it is orig to this rifle. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle, as found, with 30″ oct matted bbl, case hardened, plain trigger, checkered stock with pistol grip-extra deep and Lyman front & rear sights, received in warehouse Dec. 1, 1888 and shipped same day to Order #14912. PROVENANCE: Ex-Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: About fine. Bbl retains about 85% thinning orig blue with a couple of minor nicks and a few scattered small spots of pin prick rust; magazine tube retains 30-40% blue in sheltered areas showing a gray metal patina on outer radius with rust spotting near the muzzle end; receiver & sideplates retain 65-70% fading but strong case colors on sides & top with bottom edge mostly turned silver; hammer retains strong case colors and the lever faded case colors on sides turned silvery brown patina on outer faces; buttplate is faded to silver. Wood is sound with light nicks, dings & scratches and a couple of small bruises in the forearm checkering, showing moderate wear on the checkering with the buttstock retaining about 90% orig piano varnish finish and the forearm about 70% orig piano varnish finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore. 50320-3 (17,500-22,500) – Lot 4052

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4053

EXTRAORDINARY AND RARE WINCHESTER DELUXE THIRD MODEL 1873 RIFLE WITH 20″ HALF ROUND HALF OCTAGON BARREL, CASED COLOR RECEIVER AND GOLD TRIM.

SN 252827. Cal. 38 WCF. 20″ half rnd half oct bbl. Full magazine. Blue and case color finish with gold trim. Highly figured American walnut stocks with checkered pistol grip and forend. Butt of pistol grip has ebony insert. Bbl has been rolled with 2-line Winchester address in front of rear-sight with cal mark at breech end. Front sight is notched at rear. Sporting rear-sight. Receiver has Model 1873 with finials marked on upper tang. SN is marked on lower tang behind lever latch. Elevator is marked “38 CAL”. Left side of lower tang shows assembly no. “1149” with “CF” stamped to rear. Upper tang mortise of buttstock shows assembly no. “1183” and a “P” at forward end of mortise. Buttplate is not marked. Accompanying this rifle is a Cody Firearms Museum Letter dated November 8, 1996, which states rifle 44 cal, half oct, 20″ bbl, plain trigger, checkered stock, pistol grip, case hardened. Shipment was on December 13, 1887. Work order number 809. Letter also states returned and repaired on Jan 16, 1888. “Gold trims”, order 3317. Caliber likely changed to .38 WCF as well. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 20% blue finish, drifting to a plumb-brown patina with light mars and scratches overall. Magazine tube is also a plumb-brown patina with some blue showing in protected areas. Bbl markings are sharp. Bore is bright with strong rifling, with only a little frostiness. Receiver shows 50-60% case color finish, that is somewhat silvered out overall, with vivid color around the hammer on the upper tang and on lower tang. Receiver has some light scratches overall. Dust cover shows 50% blue finish with some light scratches. Loading gate shows a generous amount of fire-blue. Elevator is a mustard-yellow patina with clear cal mark. Firing pin shows a generous amount of blue finish. Hammer shows vivid case color on both sides and rear. Checkering is sharp. Lever shows muted case color overall that is vivid near hinge. Lever latch shows a generous amount of case color. Trigger shows nearly all of gold plated finish. Stocks are very good with considerable varnish finish and handling marks overall, especially on left side of buttstock. Buttstock shows a minuscule amount of fill at rear of each tang. Checkering is somewhat smooth with some light dents on left side of pistol grip. Buttplate retains 50% thinning gold finish with slight erosion at heel. Trap door shows almost all of gold plate finish. Forend cap shows almost all of thinning gold finish, as does the magazine hanger. An extremely rare and seldom, if ever seen, variation of a Winchester Model 1873 rifle, with finish features confirmed by the factory record. 50506-22 TEP (15,000-25,000) – Lot 4053

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4054

EXTREMELY RARE AND DESIRABLE WINCHESTER THIRD MODEL 1873 DELUXE RIFLE WITH 36″ BARREL, FULL MAGAZINE, CASE COLORED RECEIVER, SET TRIGGER, CHECKERED HIGHLY FIGURED AMERICAN STOCKS WITH CRESCENT BUTTPLATE.

SN 424364. Cal. 32 WCF. 36″ oct bbl. Full magazine. Blue and case color finish. Lyman sights. Set trigger. Receiver is of stepped variety. Fancy checkered American walnut stocks with pistol grip and ebony insert. Crescent buttplate. Bbl shows standard 2-line Winchester address with cal mark at breech-end. Lyman front-sight, sporting rear-sight, and Lyman tang sight. Receiver has SN stamped on lower tang behind lever latch. Tang sight was not removed. Top tang screw is marred and prevents stock removal. Tang sight was not removed. Elevator is marked “32 CAL”. Inside toe of buttplate has assembly no. “722” with inspector “O” stamped above. Accompanying this rifle is a Cody Firearms Museum Letter dated October 23, 1997, confirming cal, bbl length, set trigger, checkered stock, pistol grip, Lyman sights, and case hardened receiver. Letter shows shipment on October 27, 1892. Order number 8487. Also included is a copy of a page from an auction catalog when this rifle was sold in 1997, and a page from the Winchester Ledger Book listing this rifle. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine tube show a plumb-brown finish overall, with some dark stains and a couple of small scratches. Bbl markings are sharp. Bore is dark with visible rifling. Receiver has a silver-gray patina overall with some traces of case color and some slight staining. SN mark is sharp. Elevator shows a deep plumb-brown patina and clear SN mark with some light scratching. Hammer shows some traces of case color on back side, with the balance a smooth brown patina. Lever also shows a smooth brown-patina. Set trigger needs adjustment. Set trigger screw is broken. Lyman tang sight is good. Stocks are very good, full-sized, with nice figure on both sides and appear orig to this rifle. Buttplate fits with proud wood on all sides. Stocks retain a considerable amount of varnish finish with handling marks and dents overall. Checkering is slightly worn at pistol grip and well worn at forend. Buttplate is a smooth gray-brown patina with slight roughness at heel. Forend cap is a smooth gray-brown patina. 50506-27 TEP (15,000-25,000) – Lot 4054

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4055

RARE AND DESIRABLE WINCHESTER FIRST MODEL 1873 RIFLE WITH 30″ OCTAGON BARREL AND SINGLE SET TRIGGER.

SN 23422. Cal. 44 WCF. 30″ oct bbl. Full magazine. Blue finish. Straight grain American walnut stocks with crescent butt. Bbl shows correct 2-line Winchester address rolled in front of rear-sight. German silver blade front-sight and sporting rear-sight. Magazine hanger mortise measures 3-3/4″ of the muzzle. Receiver is of the first model type with dust cover riding in mortise. No guide rail. Dust cover has checkered 5/8″ oval thumbprint. Left side of lower tang shows assembly no. “1805”. Upper tang mortise of buttstock also shows assembly no. “1805” as does inside toe of buttplate. Accompanying this rifle is a Cody Firearms Records office Letter dated August 5, 2016, confirming the bbl length, and the set trigger and showing shipment on October 9, 1876. Order number 7310. CONDITION: Fine, for this model. Bbl and magazine tube shows 50-60% blue finish, blending with a smooth plumb-brown patina with some high point and muzzle wear. Bbl address is sharp. Bore is dark with strong rifling. Receiver shows 40% blue finish overall, blending with a smooth brown patina. Left sideplate has some touch up on rear portion. Receiver shows striation marks and light scratching overall. Dust cover shows traces of blue with the balance a smooth plumb-brown patina. Checkering is sharp. Loading gate shows generous traces of blue. Elevator is a mottled mustard-brown patina. Tang marks are sharp. Lower tang slightly over-hangs receiver. Set trigger functions. Hammer shows generous traces of case color with balance a plumb-brown patina, with a slight scratch on right side. Lever is also a smooth gray-brown patina with some staining. Stocks are very good, slightly under-sized and show and old varnish finish with only minuscule handling marks. Buttplate is a mottled brown patina with some roughness at heel. Forend cap shows 30% blue blending with a plumb-brown patina. 50506-1 TEP (12,500-17,500) – Lot 4055

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4056

VERY FINE WINCHESTER THIRD MODEL DELUXE 1873 RIFLE.

SN 248861. Cal. 32 WCF. Special order 26″ half rnd bbl. Blue and case color finish. Crotch grain American walnut stocks with checkered pistol grip and forend. Bbl shows 2-line Winchester address with cal mark on top flat near breech. Rocky mountain blade front-sight, semi buckhorn rear-sight. Receiver is of the stepped variety. SN is stamped on lower tang behind lever latch. Left side of lower tang shows assembly no. 636 in front of “XX” “32” “S”. Gun metal elevator shows “32 CAL”. Upper tang mortise of buttstock shows assembly no. “3183”. Buttplate shows assembly no. 3183 written in pencil down the inside surface of butt. This rifle is accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter confirming all features, with the exception of the XX grade of wood. CONDITION: Bbl retains 40% dull blue finish, blending with a smooth plumb-brown patina ,small pit marks about 6″ back from the muzzle. Bbl markings are clear. Bore is dark with visible rifling. Frame retains 20-30% muted case color with most of finish on sideplates. Balance has turned a dark silver-gray patina overall. Loading gate shows traces of blue. Elevator is a mottled mustard-brown patina. Screws are very good. Hammer shows traces of case color, with the balance a smooth gray-brown patina. Tang marking is sharp. Lever shows a smooth gray-brown patina with a hint of case color near hinge. Stocks are very good with some light scratches overall under a varnish finish. Checkering is sharp. Stocks are slightly under-sized. Stocks are orig Winchester manufacturer, but are from another rifle. Buttplate has a silver-gray patina overall. Forend cap is a silver-gray patina with a hint of case color. Magazine cap is a smooth plumb-brown patina. 50506-4 TEP (12,500-17,500) – Lot 4056

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4057

RARE WINCHESTER FIRST MODEL 1873 DELUXE RIFLE WITH HALF ROUND HALF OCTAGON BARREL, BUTTON MAGAZINE AND CRESCENT BUTTPLATE.

SN NSN. Cal. 44 WCF. 24″ half rnd half oct bbl. Blue and case color finish. Nicely figured checkered American walnut stocks. Bbl shows correct 2-line Winchester address rolled in front of rear-sight. Blade front-sight, sporting rear-sight. Receiver is of the first model type with dust cover sliding in a mortise. Dust cover has 5/8″ oval, fine checkered thumbprint. Upper tang of receiver is marked Model 1873 without finials. Lower tang is not marked. Buttstock has assembly no. “722” stamped in upper tang mortise, which also appears on inside toe of buttplate. 4-pc steel cleaning rod in butt. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl retains 20% blue finish, blending to a plumb-brown patina with high point and muzzle wear, and light scratches overall. Bbl address is sharp. Bore is bright with sharp rifling. Receiver shows generous traces of case color overall, especially near the hammer, with balance a smooth plumb-brown patina. Dust cover has a mottled silver-blue patina with sharp checkering. Loading gate shows a generous amount of fire-blue finish. Elevator is a mustard-yellow patina with some light scratches. Tang mark is clear. Lower tang is a replacement without provision for a trigger block safety. Lower tang shows traces of case color. Lever has a provision for a trigger block safety. Lever may also be a replacement. Hammer shows generous amount of case color overall, as does lever. Stocks are very good with sharp checkering. Buttstock is slightly under-sized and shows an old varnish finish with light handling marks overall. Forestock is full-sized with sharp checkering, handling marks, and a chip missing on forward left side. Buttplate is a silver-gray patina with brown stains and some traces of case color. Forend cap shows a generous amount of muted case color. An attractive old First Model 1873 Winchester rifle in a rare configuration with a period repair. 51033-38 (14,000-22,000) – Lot 4057

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4058

FINE WINCHESTER SECOND MODEL DELUXE 1873 RIFLE WITH OCTAGON BARREL, BUTTON MAGAZINE, CASE COLOR RECEIVER AND NICELY FIGURED CHECKERED AMERICAN WALNUT STRAIGHT GRIP STOCKS.

SN 70938. Cal. 44 WCF. 24″ oct bbl. Button magazine. 2-line Winchester address is rolled in front of rear-sight. No cal mark. German silver blade front-sight. Semi buckhorn rear-sight. Receiver is of the 2nd model type with screwed-in rail on top. Upper tang is marked Model 1873. Lower tang has SN engraved behind lever latch. Assembly no. “1489” is stamped on left side of lower tang with “CF” to front. Elevator is not marked. Trigger pin is exposed. Upper tang mortise of buttstock is not marked. Assembly no. “1489” is stamped on inside toe of buttplate with inspector mark “O” above. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl shows 20% blue, blending with a smooth plumb-brown patina with high point wear. Bbl mark is sharp. Bore is bright with sharp rifling. Receiver retains 30-40% of somewhat muted case color that is vivid near trigger, with the balance turning a smooth silver-gray patina. Dust cover is a silver-gray patina with a replaced screw. Lever screw has slot widened and may be a replacement. Loading gate shows traces of fire-blue. Elevator is a mottled mustard-brown patina with a few slight dents. Hammer shows generous traces of case color overall. Vivid on right side. Lever also shows generous traces of case color overall, vivid near the hinge. Receiver markings are sharp. Stocks are professional replacements and retain nearly all their varnish finish, with sharp checkering, and only minuscule handling marks overall. Buttplate retains 80% case color finish with some light scratches and wear on heel and toe. Forend cap shows generous traces of case color finish, as does the magazine end cap. A very attractive Winchester Second Model 1873 rifle in a rare configuration and desirable cal. 51033-37 TEP (10,000-15,000) – Lot 4058

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4059

WINCHESTER FIRST MODEL 1873 OCTAGON BARREL, FULL MAGAZINE RIFLE WITH CRESCENT BUTT.

SN 13904. Cal. 44 WCF. 24″ bbl. Full magazine. Blue finish. Straight grain American walnut stocks with crescent butt. Bbl shows correct 2-line Winchester address rolled in front of rear-sight. No cal mark. German silver front-sight. Semi buckhorn rear-sight. Magazine has screw-in end plug. Receiver is of the First Model type with dust cover riding in a mortise. Dust cover has correct 5/8″ long oval thumbprint. Upper tang is marked Model 1873 without finials. SN is stamped on lower tang behind lever latch. Assembly no. “1780” is stamped on left tang, upper tang mortise of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Records Office Letter dated April 27, 2016, confirming features and showing shipment on October 12, 1876. Order number 7349. CONDITION: Very good to fine, for this model. Bbl and magazine tube show 20% blue finish, that is strong in protected areas and has drifted to a smooth plumb-brown patina overall with some slight scratching. Bbl address is sharp. Bore is dark with visible rifling. Receiver retains 50% bright-blue finish, drifting to a smooth plumb-brown patina with striation marks and a few light scratches overall. Dust cover retains 60% blue finish with sharp checkering. Loading gate retains a generous amount of fire-blue finish. Elevator is a deep mottled mustard-brown patina with a few light scratches. Hammer shows generous traces of case color with sharp checkering. Lever is a smooth gray-brown patina overall. Lever latch is stuck, easily remedied. Tang marks are sharp. Stocks are very good and show a light cleaning with handling marks overall. Buttplate is a silver-gray brown patina with some roughness at heel of toe. Forend cap shows traces of blue finish. 50506-6 TEP (9,000-15,000) – Lot 4059

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4060

VERY RARE AND DESIRABLE FIRST MODEL FACTORY ENGRAVED 1873 WINCHESTER WITH 30″ OCTAGON BARREL.

SN 4415. Cal. 44 WCF. 30″ oct bbl. Full magazine. Blue and case color finish. Set trigger. Factory engraved. Checkered XXX stocks with crescent butt. Sling swivels attached. Receiver is factory engraved with $1.00 engraving which is very sparse. Sides of receiver and sideplates show minimal scroll work on front center and rear portions. Top of receiver has scroll accents at forward end and around screw in front of hammer. Dust cover has scroll accent to rear of thumbprint. Bottom of receiver has scroll accent behind elevator and in front of lower tang screw. Bbl shows correct 2-line Winchester address rolled in front of rear-sight. No cal mark. German silver blade front-sight sporting rear-sight. Upper tang of receiver is marked Model 1873 with no finials. Lower tang has SN engraved behind lever latch. Lower tang shows no trace of assembly no. Neither does the upper tang mortise of buttstock or inside toe of buttplate. Sling swivels are attached on lower butt and forend cap. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum Letter dated May 6, 2011, showing rifle, 30″ oct bbl, set trigger, XXX checkered stocks, case color finish, and $1.00 engraving. Letter shows shipment on June 21, 1875. Order number 3391. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine tube show an even mottled plumb-brown patina overall, with some high point and muzzle wear. Bbl mark is sharp. Bore is dark with visible rifling and has a ring about 6″ from muzzle. Receiver is a dark blue-brown patina overall with traces of case color around both sideplates. Engraving is sharp. Dust cover is also a smooth plumb patina with a replaced screw. Loading gate shows traces of fire-blue finish. Elevator has a deep mustard-brown patina with a slight dent and a few scratches overall. Hammer is a smooth brown patina with a hint of case color on front face. Checkering is sharp. Lower tang fits receiver perfectly. Lever is also a smooth gray-brown patina overall. Set trigger functions. Upper tang mark is sharp. Lower tang has a professionally accomplished repair where it was broken at lever latch. SN is slightly washed out. Stocks are good to very good. Buttstock has an old repair at wrist. Break is at same point as break on lower tang and happened at the same time. Repair is reinforced on both sides with screwed-in brass plates. Stocks show a dark brown oil finish overall with numerous scratches and dents. Forestock is missing a chip on rear left side next to receiver. Checkering at wrist is good. Checkering on forend is worn but visible. Buttplate is a smooth gray-brown patina with some cleaning marks and a slight hint of case color on upper tang with a few pits on right side near heel. Sling swivel in butt is of a Winchester type, but was installed at a date later than the manufacturer of the rifle. Forend cap has a non-factory sling swivel attached and appears to be a replacement, with traces of blue finish and some pitting. Magazine hanger has been polished to a white metal finish. 50506-18 TEP (9,000-12,000) – Lot 4060

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4061

VERY RARE WINCHESTER 1873 DELUXE WITH MATTED BARREL.

SN 224136. Cal. 38-40. 24″ 1/2 round-1/2 oct matted bbl, full mag, unique front sight, no rear seat. The top of bbl is finely matted, usual markings on oct portion, left flat adjacent receiver has Winchester proof mark and “38 W.C.F.” Winchester proof mark can also be found top center of receiver. Standard 3rd model receiver with 4″ peep sight on top tang. Mounted with “XXX” walnut, checkered pistol grip, Winchester hard rubber gripcap, crescent steel buttplate with trap door, “H” checkered forend with nosecap. Accompanied with Cody Firearms Museum Winchester letter identifying as 38 cal rifle, 1/2 oct bbl, plain trigger, checkerd stock with pistol grip, matted bbl, case hardened, no slot for rear sight, received in warehouse January 11, 1887, shipped from warehouse January 12, 1887 on Order No. 13723. Repair and return on November 24, 1906 on Order No. 9947, repair and return on August 24, 1915 on Order No. 68398. Inspection of lower tang finds assembly No. 1471XXX38. On back of buttstock is 1837, no No. was found on buttplate. PROVENANCE: Ex-Herbert G. Wellington Jr. Estate. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and mag tube retain a gray finish mixing with some brown spots of patina, usual light nicks & scratches. Receiver has traces of silver hardening mostly in protected areas blending with a gray patina. Stock is sound with nicks & scratches, hairline crack behind top tang, slightly flat checkering, some minor dents and retains a cleaned open grain oil finish. Forend is sound with about a 2″ hairline crack from nosecap, slightly flat checkering, usual minor nicks & dings, and retains a cleaned open grain oil finish blending with hand worn patina. Mechanics are good, bore with strong rifling and some scattered shallow pits. 50320-2 (8,000-12,000) – Lot 4061

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4062

VERY FINE WINCHESTER SECOND MODEL 1873 RIFLE.

SN 85882. Cal. 44 WCF. 24″ oct bbl. Button magazine. Blue finish. Straight grain American walnut stocks with crescent butt. Bbl shows correct 2-line Winchester address. No cal mark. German silver blade front-sight. Semi buckhorn rear-sight. Receiver has guide rail for dust cover attached with a screw, with exposed trigger pin. Upper tang is marked Model 1873 with no finials. SN is stamped on lower tang behind lever latch. Assembly no. “1443” is stamped on left side of lower tang and in upper tang mortise of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Accompanying this rifle is a Cody Firearms Museum Letter confirming features and showing shipment on March 2, 1882. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 80% blue finish with high point wear and some light scratches. Bbl address is sharp. Bore is bright with sharp rifling. Receiver retains 80% bright blue overall with some light scratch marks. Dust cover retains 90% bright-blue. Loading gate shows traces of fire-blue. Elevator is a deep mustard-brown patina. Hammer shows generous traces of case color. Hammer does not stay on full cock, which can be repaired. Lever also shows a considerable amount of case color, blending to a silver-gray patina with some roughness on rear outside of lever. Receiver markings are clear and sharp. Lever latch spring is broken. Stocks are very good, full-sized, and retain oil finish overall with some light handling marks. Buttplate shows a generous amount of case color, especially on the tang. Forend cap shows 90% blue finish. 50506-16 TEP (8,000-12,000) – Lot 4062

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4063

DESIRABLE WINCHESTER THIRD MODEL 1873 RIFLE IN .22 SHORT CALIBER.

SN 308594B. Cal. 22 SH. 26″ oct bbl. Full magazine. Beach’s combination front-sight. Blue finish. Receiver is of stepped variety. Marbles tang sight. Straight grain American walnut stocks with crescent buttplate. Bbl shows correct 2-line Winchester address rolled in front of rear-sight with cal mark on top flat next to receiver. SN is stamped on lower tang behind lever latch. Tang sight is marked “Marble Gladstone, Mich.”. Accompanied by a Cody Museum Letter dated November 17, 1998 confirming features and showing shipment on January 16, 1890. Order number 8236. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl shows 20% blue finish, that has drifted to a smooth plumb-brown patina, with some scratches and high point wear. Bbl markings are sharp. Bore is frosty with strong rifling. Receiver retains 20-30% bright blue, with the balance turning a smooth plumb-brown patina with some light scratches overall. Dust cover shows 20% blue blending with a plumb-brown patina. Elevator has been polished bright and retains a clear mark. Hammer shows generous traces of case color with sharp checkering. Lever is a smooth gray-brown patina with traces of case color at hinge. SN is sharp. Stocks are very good, full-sized, and show an old coat of varnish over some slight handling marks, especially on forend. Buttplate is a smooth gray-brown patina with some roughness on heel. Forend cap is also a smooth gray-brown patina. 50506-7 TEP (8,000-12,000) – Lot 4063

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4064

WINCHESTER THIRD MODEL 1873 OCTAGON BARREL, FULL MAGAZINE RIFLE WITH CRESCENT BUTT.

SN 278683B. Cal. 38 WCF. 24″ oct bbl. Full magazine. Blue finish. Receiver is of the stepped variety. Straight grain American walnut stocks with steel crescent buttplate and steel forend cap. No assembly nos. were found, which is common for a standard rifle. Accompanied by a Cody record department letter April 27, 2016, confirming features and showing shipment on October 29, 1888, order number 14514. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl and magazine tube show 50% blue finish, blending into a plumb-brown patina, with some slight roughness at muzzle. Bbl markings are sharp. Bore is frosty with strong rifling. Receiver retains 80% blue finish overall with some minor scratching. Tang marks are sharp. Dust cover retains 90% blue finish with unmolested screw. Loading gate shows a considerable amount of fire-blue. Elevator shows a mustard-yellow patina with a sharp mark and a couple of scratches. Hammer shows 50% case color that is vivid on the front face. Checkering is sharp. Bolt shows traces of orig blue. Lever shows generous traces of case color with the balance a silver-brown patina. Stocks are fine and retain nearly all the orig varnish finish. Minor handling marks overall. Buttplate shows traces of case color blending with silver patina and has some roughness at the heel and on the rear face and toe. Screws are good. Forend cap shows 60% blue finish with some scratching and good screws. A wonderfully preserved Model 1873 rifle in way above average condition. 50506-5 TEP (7,000-10,000) – Lot 4064

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4065

WINCHESTER THIRD MODEL 1873 RIFLE WITH HALF ROUND HALF OCT BARREL, BUTTON MAGAZINE, AND CRESCENT BUTT.

SN 190707B. Cal. 38 WCF. 24″ half rnd half oct bbl. Blue finish. Button magazine. Receiver is of stepped variety. Straight grain American walnut stocks with crescent buttplate. Bbl shows correct 2-line Winchester address rolled in front-sight. Cal mark at breech-end. German silver blade front-sight. Semi buckhorn rear-sight. Upper tang of receiver is stamped Model 1873 with finials. SN is stamped on lower tang behind latch. Elevator is marked “38 CAL”. No assembly nos. were observed. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum Letter dated June 11, 1984, confirming features and showing delivery on November 5, 1885. CONDITION: Very good. BBl shows 20-30% blue finish, blending with a smooth plumb-brown patina. Muzzle shows cleaning in front of front-sight that has turned a gray-brown patina. Bbl markings are sharp. Bore is frosty with strong rifling. Receiver shows 50-60% blue finish, turning plumb-brown toward the forward end, with light scratching overall. Dust cover shows 20% blue. Loading gate shows traces of fire-blue. Elevator is a mottled mustard-brown patina with a sharp mark. All receiver marks are sharp. Hammer shows traces of case color on both sides with vivid color on front and back. Lever is a smooth silver-gray patina with a hint of case color. Stocks are very good, full-size, and show most of varnish finish, with only slight handling marks overall. Buttplate is a silver gray patina with some light cleaning marks. Forend cap shows traces of blue with balance a plumb-brown patina. A very nice condition Special Order Third Model Winchester 1873 rifle. 50506-15 TEP (6,000-10,000) – Lot 4065

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4066

*EXTREMELY RARE POSSIBLY ONE OF A KIND SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER THIRD MODEL 1873 SHORT RIFLE WITH 16″ OCTAGON BARREL IN FULL NICKEL FINISH.

SN 683444B. Cal. 44 WCF. 16″ oct bbl. Full magazine. Full nickel finish. Receiver is of stepped variety. Straight grain American walnut stocks with crescent butt. Bbl shows correct 2-line Winchester address, rolled on left upper flat in front of rear-sight with cal mark on same flat at breech. A “WP” proof in a circle is stamped on top flat at breech-end. Blade front-sight. Buck horn rear sight. Receiver shows Model 1873 over Winchester over trademark on upper tang. SN is stamped on lower tang behind lever. There is a “WP” proof in a circle on forward top edge of receiver. Elevator is marked “44 CAL”. No assembly nos. observed. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum Letter dated May 8, 2002, which states rifle, 44 cal, 16″ oct bbl, export number 1.0227, full nickel finish, “D.M.B.”, charged to Market and Schaefer and Co. New York”, and showing shipment November 19, 1912. Order number 482369. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains 20-30% nickel finish, with the balance a silver-gray patina, with some roughness at muzzle. Bbl marks are sharp. Bore is frosty with visible rifling. Magazine tube is a smooth silver gray patina overall, with a slight trace of nickel near forend cap. Receiver retains 20-30% nickel finish with the balance a silver-gray patina with some light cleaning marks, dents, and scratches overall. Tang markings are sharp and clear. Elevator shows 50% nickel finish and is badly battered over cal mark. Stocks are very good, have been lightly cleaned, and are slightly under-sized. Hammer retains a considerable amount of nickel finish with sharp checkering. Lever also contains generous cases of nickel finish. Stocks shows handling marks overall with some black stains at forward end of forearm. Buttplate and trap door retain 30-40% nickel finish with some roughness and scratches. Forend cap retains 20% nickel finish with balance a smooth gray brown patina. 50506-20 TEP (6,000-10,000) C&R – Lot 4066

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4067

RARE AND DESIRABLE WINCHESTER THIRD MODEL 1873 RIFLE WITH 32″ OCTAGON BARREL, RECEIVER TANG SIGHT AND CRESCENT BUTTPLATE.

SN 288634B. Cal. 32 WCF. 32″ oct bbl. Blue finish. Full magazine with 2 hangers. Beach’s combination front-sight. Semi buckhorn rear-sight. Bbl has 2-line Winchester address and cal mark at breech-end. Receiver is of the stepped variety with SN stamped on lower tang behind lever latch. Upper tang is marked Model 1873 with finials. Elevator is marked “32 CAL”. Tang sight is of the thick base type with a long staff. Sight spring is stamped “73” on bottom surface. Accompanying this rifle is a Cody Firearms Museum Letter dated March 22, 1982, confirming cal and bbl length and showing shipment on February 9, 1889. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 20-30% blue with high point and muzzle wear and some staining along the top flat. Bbl address is sharp. Bore is frosty with visible rifling. Magazine tube is a plumb-blue-brown patina with blue in protected areas. Receiver retains 80% blue finish overall with high point wear and small scratches overall. Dust cover also retains 80% blue finish. Receiver screws are unmarred. Loading gate shows a generous amount of fire-blue finish. Elevator is a deep mustard-brown patina with sharp mark. Hammer shows vivid case color overall with some scratching on left side. Checkering is sharp. Lever is a gray-brown patina with traces of case color in protected areas. Tang markings are sharp and clear. Tang sight is fine and shows nearly all the blue finish. Staff has pad installed on top, to prevent stock damage. Stocks are fine, full-sized and retain nearly all of varnish finish, with slight handling marks overall. Buttplate is a gray-brown patina with some roughness at heel. Forend cap is also a plumb-brown patina with traces of blue. Slight wear-mark on right side. 50506-25 TEP (6,000-10,000) – Lot 4067

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4068

EXTREMELY RARE AND DESIRABLE WINCHESTER THIRD MODEL 1873 RIFLE WITH 34″ OCTAGON BARREL AND SET TRIGGER.

SN 427828B. Cal. 32 WCF. 34″ oct bbl. Full magazine with 2 hangers. Blue finish. Blade front-sight with ivory bead. Semi buckhorn rear-sight. Receiver is of the stepped variety. Upper tang is marked Model 1873. Lower tang has SN stamped behind lever latch. Elevator has cal mark stamped. Tang sight is not marked. Accompanied by a letter from Cody Records Office dated April 7, 2014, confirming cal, bbl length, and set trigger and showing shipment on December 10, 1892. Order number 11328. 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: Very good. Bbl and magazine tube show traces of blue finish overall, blending into a plumb-brown patina with high point wear and a few small dents. Bbl address is sharp. Bore is dark with visible rifling. Receiver is an even plumb-brown patina overall with traces of blue in protected areas. Tang markings are sharp. Dust cover is also a smooth plumb-brown patina. Elevator is a mottled mustard-brown patina. Cal mark is worn but visible. Set trigger functions. Lower tang overhangs receiver very slightly. SN is sharp. Rear-sight is also a plumb-brown patina. Hammer and lever are both an even plumb brown patina overall. Stocks are very good, full-sized, and show handling marks and dents overall. Buttstock has small chip out of toe and some dark oil stands at wrist. Buttplate is a mottled brown patina. Forend cap also is mottled brown patina with traces of blue and some scratching on left side. 50506-26 TEP (6,000-10,000) IVORY – Lot 4068

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4069

WINCHESTER THIRD MODEL 1873 OCTAGON BARREL FULL MAGAZINE RIFLE WITH CRESCENT BUTT.

SN 444668B. Cal. 44 WCF. 24″ oct bbl. Full magazine. Barrel has 2-line Winchester Address rolled in front of rear sight. Cal. mark at breech end. No. 4 blade front-sight. Semi buckhorn rear-sight. Receiver is marked Model 1873 on upper tang. SN is stamped on lower tang behind lever latch. Elevator is marked “44 CAL”. No assembly nos. were seen. 4-pc steel cleaning rod in butt. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine show a even plumb-brown patina with generous traces of blue in protected areas and some spotting on top flat. Bbl marks are sharp. Bore is dark with visible rifling. Receiver retains 20% blue finish, blending with a plumb-brown patina and only a few scratch marks. Dust cover is a smooth silver-gray patina. Loading gate shows traces of blue. Elevator is a mustard-yellow patina with a sharp mark. Receiver marks are sharp. Hammer shows a generous amount of case color with vivid color on front face. Lever is a silver-gray patina with a hint of color on hinge. Stocks are fine, full-sized, and show only minor handling marks overall, with no signs of cleaning. Buttplate is a silver-gray patina with slight roughness at heel and toe. Forend cap is a plumb-brown patina with traces of blue. A very nice example of a standard Winchester Third Model 1873 rifle in a popular configuration and cal in above average condition. 51033-15 TEP (6,000-8,000) – Lot 4069

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4070

WINCHESTER SECOND MODEL 1873 OCTAGON BARREL FULL MAGAZINE RIFLE WITH CHECKERED STOCKS AND SHOTGUN BUTTPLATE.

SN 31090. Cal. 44 WCF. 24″ oct bbl. Full magazine. Blue and case color finished. Nicely figured checkered walnut stocks with steel shotgun buttplates. Bbl shows 2-line Winchester address rolled in front of rear-sight. No cal mark. Receiver is of 2nd Model type with dust cover guide-rail screwed on and exposed trigger pin. Upper tang is marked Model 1873 without finials. Lower tang has SN engraved behind lever latch. Elevator is unmarked. CONDITION: Very fine, as expertly refinished and restocked. Bbl shows 90% bright blue finish, with a sharp address mark. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Magazine tube has turned a plumb-brown with some stains toward the muzzle. Receiver retains nearly all of the re-cased color finish. Dust cover retains 90% blue. Elevator is polished bright. Hammer is a mottled brown finish, with traces of orig case color. Lever shows 80% re-cased color finish. Stocks are fine with nearly all the varnish finish, sharp checkering, and a few small scratches. Buttplate has 20% blue finish with balance having a plumb-brown patina. Forend cap retains a considerable amount of blue case finish. 50706-3 TEP (5,000-15,000) – Lot 4070

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4071

WINCHESTER 3RD MODEL 1873 HALF ROUND BARREL RIFLE IN .22 SHORT.

SN 241380B. Cal. 22 SHORT. 24″ half rnd bbl. Full magazine. Blue finish. Receiver is of the stepped variety. Straight grain American walnut stocks with crescent butt. Bbl shows 2-line Winchester address with cal mark at breech. Bbl shows “WP” proof-mark. Marble no. 6 front-sight with ivory bead. Semi buckhorn rear-sight. Upper tang of receiver is marked Model 1873 with finials. Lower tang has SN stamped behind lever latch. WP proof at forward top edge of receiver. Elevator is marked “22 SHORT”. Accompanying this rifle is a Cody Firearms Museum letter July 22, 2011, which calls for an oct bbl rifle in cal 22L, shipped on June 22, 1887. Order number 19773. Letter also shows return for repair, November 18, 1913. Order number 52598. Repairs are not listed. Repairs consist of a bbl and magazine tube change to 22 SHORT cal with sights of that vintage. Lower tang is also a replacement with SNs re-stamped. Elevator is a replacement with proper cal mark. 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: Very good. Bbl shows 80% blue finish with some muzzle wear and a few dents and scratches overall. Bbl markings are sharp. Magazine tube is a plumb-brown finish with some blue in protected areas, and a few scratches toward the muzzle on right side. Receiver shows blue in protected areas with scratches overall and some heavy erosion on right side. Tang markings are sharp and clear. Elevator is a mustard-brown patina with a sharp mark. Hammer shows minute traces of case color and some staining. Lever is a silver-gray patina overall. Stocks are very good with varnish finish overall and numerous handling marks and dents. Forend is missing a small piece on forward left side. Buttplate shows a generous amount of case color, with some staining and slight roughness. Forend cap is a silver-gray patina. 50506-10 TEP (5,000-8,000) IVORY – Lot 4071

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4072

VERY FINE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 ROUND BARREL RIFLE WITH CRESCENT BUTT.

SN 445635B. Cal. 22 LONG. 24″ rnd bbl. Full magazine. Blue finish. Nicely figured American walnut stocks with crescent butt. Bbl shows 2-line Winchester address with cal mark at breech-end. Rocky mountain blade front-sight. Semi buckhorn rear-sight. Receiver is of the stepped variety. Upper tang is marked “Model 1873” with finials. Lower tang has SN stamped behind lever latch. Elevator has cal. mark. Lower tang has assembly no. “1157” stamped on left side. Right front face of stock is stamped “8”. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 80% blue finish that has turned somewhat brown towards the muzzle end. Bbl has muzzle wear and a few scratches on top. Bbl markings are sharp. Bore is dirty with visible rifling. Magazine tube is a smooth plumb-brown patina, with traces of blue toward muzzle and some light scratches. Receiver retains 60-70% blue finish, that is drifting to a plumb-brown. Slight scratches overall. Dust cover shows 20% blue with balance a silver-gray patina. Hammer retains a considerable amount of case color finish that is vivid on front face. Lever is a smooth gray-brown patina with generous traces of case color especially near hinge. Stocks are very good, slightly under-sized, and show some light handling marks under a re-varnished finish. There are a few small chips missing on forend. Buttplate shows 20% case color with the balance a silver-gray patina, with a few scratch marks. Forend cap is a gray-brown patina overall. 50506-11 TEP (5,000-8,000) – Lot 4072

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4073

VERY SCARCE WINCHESTER THIRD MODEL 1873 RIFLE IN .22 EXTRA-LONG.

SN 251279B. Cal. 22 EXTRA LONG. 24″ bbl. Receiver is of stepped variety. Blue finish. Straight grain American walnut stocks with crescent butt. Bbl shows 2-line Winchester address with cal mark at breech. Steel blade front-sight. Semi buckhorn rear-sight. Upper tang receiver is marked 1873 with finials. SN is stamped on lower tang behind lever latch. Elevator is marked “22 Cal Ex Long”. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum Letter dated January 12, 1993, confirming features and cal. Showing shipment on February 26, 1889. Order number 2169. CONDITION: Good. Bbl and magazine tube have a deep dark-brown patina with pitting at the muzzle and high point wear. Bbl address has been cleaned so it could be read. Cal mark is clear. Bore is very dark with traces of rifling. Receiver has a dark chocolate brown patina with roughness and scratches overall. Sideplate screw is a replacement. Elevator is also a deep-mustard brown patina with a clear mark and some dents. Tang marks are sharp. Hammer is a dark-brown patina. Checkering is sharp. Lever is also a dark-brown patina. Stocks are good and uncleaned and show numerous handling marks, dents, and stains overall, with a deeper mark in right comb. Buttplate is also dark-brown patina with some pitting on heel. Forend cap is a dark-brown patina. An extremely scarce Winchester Model 1873 rifle that is hard to find in any condition. 50506-12 TEP (5,000-8,000) – Lot 4073

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4074

VERY FINE WINCHESTER SECOND MODEL 1873 DELUXE RIFLE.

SN 95605. Cal. 38 WCF. 24″ half rnd bbl. Button magazine. Receiver is of stepped variety. XXX checkered straight grip walnut stocks with crescent butt. Bbl shows 2-line Winchester address with cal mark at breech. Rocky mountain blade front-sight. Semi buckhorn rear-sight. “Model 1873” without finials stamped on upper tang. SN is stamped on lower tang behind lever latch. Dust cover rail is attached with screw. Elevator is marked “38 CAL”. Lower left tang has assembly no. “4282” stamped on left side followed by “XXX”. Inside toe of buttplate also has assembly no. “4282”. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter dated June 23, 2011, confirming all features and showing shipment on June 30, 1882, order number 33430. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 90% bright-blue finish with some high point and muzzle wear light scratchs. Bbl markings are sharp. Bore is dark with visible rifling. Receiver retains 80% case color overall that is vivid in protected areas with a few light handling marks. Dust cover retains 80% blue finish. Loading gate retains 80% fire-blue finish. Elevator is a mustard-brown patina with a sharp mark and a few scratches. Receiver markings are sharp. Hammer retains 80% case color that is vivid on front face. Lever shows a silver-gray patina with vivid case color in protected areas. Trigger shows traces of case color. Stocks are very fine and retain nearly all of the refreshed varnish finish with some light handling marks and sharp checkering. Buttplate shows 60% case color finish with the balance turning a smooth silver-gray patina. Forend cap shows 20% somewhat faded case color. 50506-17 TEP (5,000-8,000) – Lot 4074

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4075

*EXTREMELY RARE WINCHESTER THIRD MODEL 1873 SHORT RIFLE WITH 14″ OCTAGON BARREL AND FULL MAGAZINE.

SN 566272B. Cal. 44 WCF. 14″ bbl. Full magazine. Blue finish. Straight grain American walnut stocks with crescent butt. Bbl shows a 2-line Winchester address rolled on the top flat in front of rear-sight. Rear-sight has been changed to 2-leaf carbine type. Cal mark at breech on left upper flat. Receiver is of the stepped variety. Upper tang is Model 1873 with finials. Lower tang is stamped with SN behind lever latch. Elevator is marked “44 CAL”. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum Letter dated January 27, 1995, confirming cal and bbl configuration and length, showing shipment on April 9, 1903. Order number 12964. CONDITION: Good, for this model. Bbl and magazine tube have a dark silver-gray patina overall with some roughness and some dents on right side. Bbl markings are clear. Bore is dark with visible rifling.Receiver is a rough silver-gray finish overall with some battering on top. Tang markings are clear. Elevator mark is readable. Some screws have been replaced. Hammer and lever are a dark gray-brown patina. Stocks are good, under-sized, and show a coat of varnish with a few dents and scratches overall. Buttplate is a silver-gray patina, as is the forend cap with some roughness. An example of a very rare Winchester short rifle, many of which were shipped to rubber plantations in South America which accounts for the condition of many of these rifles. 50506-19 TEP (5,000-8,000) C&R – Lot 4075

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4076

RARE AND DESIRABLE ANTIQUE WINCHESTER THIRD MODEL 1873 ROUND BARREL SHORT RIFLE.

SN 509014B. Cal. 44 WCF. 18″ rnd bbl. Full magazine. Blue finish. Receiver is of stepped variety. Straight grained American walnut stocks. Bbl shows remnants of 2-line Winchester address in front of rear-sight with cal mark at breech-end. Upper tang of receiver is marked Model 1873 with finials. SN is stamped on lower tang behind lever latch. Elevator is marked “44 CAL”. Straight grain American walnut buttstock has a crescent buttplate. Forearm is 8-3/8″ long, which is correct. Center of magazine hanger mortise is 3-3/4″. Center of front-sight mortise is 15/16″ from muzzle. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum Letter dated September 26, 2011, confirming cal, bbl length and configuration, and showing shipment on February 11, 1897. Order number 2888. 18″ short rifles are very uncommon as opposed to the traditional 20″ variation. CONDITION: Good, for this type of rifle. Bbl and magazine tube are silver-gray overall with pitting and a partially visible bbl address. Cal mark is clear. Bore is frosty with visible rifling. Rear sight elevator is a replacement. Receiver is also a silver-gray finish with heavy pitting, especially on right side. Upper tang mark is readable. Lower tang serial mark is clear. Elevator is a deep mustard brown patina, with a visible cal mark and some slight dents. Hammer and lever are both a deep silver-gray patina, with some pitting. Stocks are good, under-sized, with heavy handling marks overall, and a small crack behind upper tang on left side. Forearm has chips missing on both sides at forward end. Buttplate is a dark brown patina with pitting on tang. Forend cap is a silver-gray patina with heavy pitting. This is an excellent example of a “Border Model” Winchester short rifle” that without doubt saw extremely heavy service, probably during the Mexican Revolution of 1910. 50506-21 TEP (5,000-8,000) – Lot 4076

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4077

RARE WINCHESTER SECOND MODEL 1873 RIFLE WITH SPECIAL ORDER 22″ HALF ROUND BARREL AND SHOTGUN BUTT.

SN 61371. Cal. 38 WCF. 22″ half rnd half oct bbl. German silver blade front sight. Semi buckhorn rear-sight. Winchester 2-line address is rolled in front of rear-sight with cal mark at breech-end. Forend is 8-1/4″ long, which is correct. Receiver is of the stepped variety with dust cover guide-rail screwed to top. Trigger pin is exposed. Upper tang is marked Model 1873 without finials. SN is engraved on lower tang behind lever latch. Elevator is marked “38 CAL”. Lower tang shows assembly no. “61” stamped on left side. Buttstock shows assembly no. “61” in upper tang mortise, with the no. “38” and “P” in front. Buttplate has assembly no. “61” stamped on inside of toe. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl shows a plumb-brown patina overall with traces of blue in protected areas. Bbl markings are sharp. Cal mark is sharp. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Receiver shows a plumb-brown patina overall, with some blue in protected areas and sharp markings. Dust cover is also a plumb-brown patina. Loading gate shows traces of fire-blue. Elevator has been cleaned with a sharp mark. Stocks are very good, slightly under-sized and have been cleaned long ago. Stocks show handling marks overall with a small gouge on lower forend. Buttplate shows 50% blue with balance a plumb-brown patina. Forend cap shows 50% blue with balance a plumb-brown patina. A rare Special Order Winchester Second Model 1873 rifle with a shorter than standard bbl. 50506-23 (7,500-10,000) – Lot 4077

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4078

RARE AND DESIRABLE WINCHESTER THIRD MODEL 1873 RIFLE WITH EXTRA HEAVY OCTAGON “BUFFALO” BARREL AND SET TRIGGER.

SN 335791B. Cal. 44 WCF. 26″ heavy oct bbl. Full magazine. Blade front-sight marble’s rear-sight. Blue finish. Single set trigger. Straight grain American walnut stocks with crescent buttplate. Bbl measures 1″ across the flats at muzzle, while standard oct bbl measures 23/32 of an inch. Edges of bbl flats at breech-end reach nearly to the forward edge of receiver. Sides of forestock and end-cap are very thin compared to standard. Magazine hanger does not fill the bbl mortise. Bbl is rolled with 2-line Winchester address in front of rear-sight with cal mark at breech-end. Receiver upper tang is marked Model 1873 with finials. Lower tang shows SN stamped behind lever latch. No assembly nos. were observed. Elevator is marked 44 CAL. Accompanying this rifle is a Cody Firearms Museum Letter dated March 16, 2008, confirming cal, 26″ bbl “extra heavy”, and set trigger. Showing shipment on April 10, 1890. Order number 10211. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl shows traces of blue finish overall, that has drifted to a somewhat rough plumb-brown patina, and some pitting on right side in front of forend and at muzzle. Magazine tube is also a plumb-brown patina with some blue showing in protected areas. Bore is frosty with visible rifling. Receiver is a plumb-brown patina with some blue showing in protected areas around the rear sideplates and on trigger guard around lever. Dust cover is a deep plumb-brown patina with some scratches around screw. Tang markings are clear and sharp. Elevator is a deep mustard-brown patina with clear cal mark and a couple small dents and scratches. Hammer shows traces of case color on both sides with sharp checkering. Lever is a dark brown patina with a trace of case color at hinge. Set trigger works. Stocks are very good, full-size, and show a dark brown oil finish overall, with only a few handling marks and scratches. Buttplate is a silver brown patina. Forend is cracked on upper left side which is common with heavy bbl rifles, as the wood is so thin. Forend cap is a gray-brown patina with slight cases of blue and some pitting. 50506-24 TEP (5,000-8,000) – Lot 4078

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4079

WINCHESTER FIRST MODEL 1873 SADDLE RING CARBINE.

SN 22224. Cal. 44 WCF. 20″ bbl. Full magazine. Blue finish. Saddle ring attached. Straight grain American walnut stocks with carbine butt. 3-pc steel cleaning rod in butt. Bbl shows correct 2-line Winchester address with 2-leaf carbine sight. Bbl band front-sight. No cal mark. Receiver is of the first model type with dust cover riding in a mortise. No guide-rail. Upper tang is marked Model 1873 without finials. Lower tang SN engraved behind lever latch. Elevator is unmarked. Assembly no. “690” is stamped on left side of lower tang. Upper tang mortise of buttstock shows assembly no. “3961”, as does inside toe of buttplate. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine tube show a deep plumb-brown patina with no cleaning and a sharp mark. Bore is frosty with visible rifling. Receiver also shows a deep plumb-brown patina overall, with some scratch marks on sides. Loading gate shows traces of blue. Elevator is a dark mustard-brown patina. Receiver marks are clear. SN is slightly worn. Stocks are very good. Buttstock is slightly undersized and shows handling marks overall, with a small chip in front of buttplate tang. Bbl bands also have a deep plumb-brown patina. A nice example of an honest First Model 1873 Winchester Saddle Ring Carbine in as found condition. 50506-14 (5,000-7,000) – Lot 4079

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4080

WINCHESTER THIRD MODEL 1873 RIFLE WITH OCTAGON BARREL, FULL MAGAZINE AND CRESCENT BUTTPLATE.

SN 284786B. Cal. 32 WCF. 24″ oct bbl. Full magazine. Standard 2-line Winchester address is rolled in front of rear-sight with cal mark at breech-end. German silver blade front-sight. Semi buckhorn rear-sight. Receiver is of the stepped variety. Upper tang is marked Model 1873 with finials. SN is stamped on lower tang behind lower latch. No assembly nos. were observed. This rifle is accompanying by a Winchester Firearms Museum Letter dated December 19, 1968, confirming all features and showing shipment on December 27, 1888. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl shows a dull blue finish turning slightly plumb toward the muzzle with some high point wear. Magazine tube has an even smooth plumb-brown patina overall. Bbl markings are sharp. Bore is dark with strong rifling. Receiver retains 50-60% blue finish drifting to a plumb-brown patina with some staining on right side. Dust cover shows 50% blue with balance a smooth plumb-brown patina. Loading gate shows traces of fire-blue. Elevator is a mustard-brown patina with a sharp mark. Hammer shows a generous amount of case color especially on left side with the balance a silver-gray patina. Lever is a silver-gray patina with traces of case color in protected areas near hinge. Receiver markings are sharp. Stocks are fine, full-size, with most of orig varnish finish. Slightly worn at toe of buttstock with light handling marks overall. Buttplate is a smooth silver-gray patina with generous traces of case color overall. Forend cap shows 50% blue finish blended with a plumb-brown patina. 51079-7 TEP (4,000-6,000) – Lot 4080

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4081

WINCHESTER SECOND MODEL 1873 ROUND BARREL FULL MAGAZINE RIFLE WITH CASE COLOR RECEIVER AND CRESCENT BUTT.

SN 101060. Cal. 38 WCF. 24″ rnd bbl. Full magazine. Blue and case color finish. Receiver is of the stepped variety. Straight grain American walnut stocks with crescent butt. Bbl has 2-line Winchester address rolled in front of rear-sight. “38 WCF” at breech-end. German silver blade front-sight. Semi buckhorn rear-sight. Receiver has dust cover guide-rail attached with a screw. Upper tang is marked Model 1873 without finials. Lower tang has SN stamped behind lever catch. Elevator is stamped “38 CAL”. Lower tang receiver has assembly no. “174” with “CF” in front and “R” to rear. Upper tang mortise shows assembly no. “714”, which is worn but readable. Inside toe of buttplate also shows assembly no. “714” inside of toe of buttplate. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine tube show 40-50% blue finish blending with a smooth plumb-brown patina and some muzzle wear. Bbl markings are sharp. Bore is frosty with strong rifling. Receiver has a mottled silver-gray patina overall with traces of case color near right rear side in front of trigger. Dust cover shows 50% blue blending with a smooth plumb-brown patina. Loading gate shows a generous amount of fire-blue. Elevator is a mustard-yellow patina with a few scratches and marks. All receiver marks are sharp. Hammer shows traces of case color. Lever is a silver-gray patina with a hint of color near hinge. Stocks are very good, full-sized, and show nearly all of varnish finish with some light scratches and marks overall, some staining at wrist and wear on forend in front of receiver. Buttplate is a mottled gray-brown patina with some roughness at heel. Forend cap is a silver-gray patina with some stains and a hint of case color. A very well preserved example of a Second Model Winchester 1873. Manufactured in 1882. 51087-10 TEP (4,000-6,000) – Lot 4081

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4082

WINCHESTER SECOND MODEL 1873 RIFLE WITH ROUND BARREL, CASE COLOR RECEIVER, AND FANCY STOCKS WITH SHOTGUN BUTT.

SN 60732. Cal. 38 WCF. 22-1/4″ rnd bbl. Full magazine. Blue finish with case color receiver. Fancy stocks with shotgun butt. Bbl has standard 2-line address rolled in front of rear-sight. Bbl has been “set back” 1-1/4″ at the receiver. Center of rear-sight mortise is 3-1/8″ in front of receiver. Center of front-sight mortise is 1-1/16″ of muzzle. Center of hanger mortise is 3-3/4″ back from muzzle. Forend has been shortened to 8-3/8″. Receiver is of the second model type with screwed on guide-rail and exposed trigger pin. Plain trigger. Tang has no provision for trigger block safety. Upper tang is marked Model 1873 without finials. SN is engraved on lower tang behind lever latch. Lower tang is marked with assembly no. “886” on left side with “XXX” in front and “S” to rear. Elevator is marked “38 CAL”. Buttstock shows assembly no. “886” on upper tang mortise, with “S” in front. No assembly no. appears on buttplate. Accompanying this rifle is a Cody Firearms Museum Letter dated September 22, 1988, stating cal 38, rnd bbl, set trigger, fancy stock, case colored receiver, no mention of shotgun buttplate. Showing shipment on August 26, 1880. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine tube show an even plumb-brown patina overall, with a sharp mark. Bbl, magazine tube, and forend have been shortened from breech-end. Possibly to repair a damaged chamber. Bore is dark with visible rifling. Receiver shows a silver-gray patina overall with slight traces of case color near trigger and on inside of frame. Dust cover is a silver-gray color with pits. Loading gate is gray-brown patina. Elevator is a mustard-brown patina with a clear mark. Tang markings are clear. Hammer shows traces of case color with the balance a silver-gray patina, as is lever. Stocks are very good and retain nearly all of re-varnished finish with slight handling marks. Buttstock is undersized at wrist and has a repaired crack at rear tang screw. Buttplate has a gray-brown patina with some roughness and high point wear. Forend cap is also a gray-brown patina with some roughness. A nice old Winchester 73′ with some period repairs. 51033-27 TEP (3,000-5,000) – Lot 4082

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4083

WINCHESTER FIRST MODEL 1873 SADDLE RING CARBINE.

SN 14590. Cal. 44 WCF. 20″ bbl. Full magazine. Blue finish. Straight grain American walnut stocks, with saddle ring attached and carbine buttplate. Bbl shows correct 2-line Winchester address rolled into front-sight. Front-sight on bbl band. 2-leaf carbine rear-sight. Receiver is of the first model variety with no guide-rail for dust cover which rides in a mortise. Dust cover shows a 5/8″ finely checkered thumbprint. Upper tang is marked Model 1873. Lower tang has SN engraved behind lever latch. Lower tang has assembly no. “440” stamped on left side. Upper tang mortise and inside toe of buttplate also show assembly no. “440”. Butt has “PJC” stamped on left side near buttplate, possibly a former owner initials. Accompanied by a Winchester Gun Museum Letter dated June 17, 1975, confirming carbine. Showing shipment on July 27, 1877. No other information is listed. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine tube show a smooth plumb-brown patina overall with slight traces of blue in protected areas. Bbl marking is sharp. Bore is frosty with strong rifling. Receiver is a smooth gray-brown patina with light pitting overall. There are generous traces of blue finish around the trigger under lever. Receiver markings are sharp. Dust cover shows a gray-brown patina with a sharp thumbprint mark. Loading gate shows traces of blue. Stocks are very good, very slightly undersized and show evidence of a very light cleaning long ago. Initials in buttstock are clear. Buttplate is a gray-brown patina with some roughness. Bbl bands are a silver-gray patina with some traces of blue around front-sight. This is a very nice First Model 73 SRC in above average condition that is increasingly difficult to find. 51079-10 TEP (3,000-5,000) – Lot 4083

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4084

*WINCHESTER THIRD MODEL 1873 MUSKET.

SN 570584B. Cal. 44 WCF. 30″ bbl. Blue finish. Straight grain American walnut stocks with carbine butt and sling swivels. Bbl is fastened by 3 bands. Front-sight is a bayonet lug type. Rear-sight is military ladder. 2-line Winchester address is rolled in front of rear-sight. Cal mark at breech-end. Receiver is of the third model type with integral dust cover guide-rail. Top of tang is marked Model 1873 with finials. SN is stamped on lower tang behind lever latch. Stocks are not marked. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 95% bright blue finish that is drifting to a plumb-patina towards the muzzle end with a few light scratches. Bbl bands retain nearly all of their blue finish. Bbl markings are sharp. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Receiver shows 95% bright-blue finish with some light scratches and some staining on bottom side. Elevator is a mustard-brown patina with a sharp mark. Dust cover retains nearly all of the bright-blue finish with a few scratches. Loading gate shows almost all of fire-blue finish. Hammer, lever, and trigger retain nearly all of the dark case color finish. Stocks are fine, full-sized, and retain almost all of oil finish. Buttstock shows rack bruising on both sides. Forearm has rack bruise on left side near sight. Buttplate retains nearly all case color finish with some slight scratches on heel and toe. A very well preserved example Winchester Model 1873 Musket with nearly all of its orig finish. 51087-6 TEP (3,000-5,000) C&R – Lot 4084

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4085

RARE WINCHESTER THIRD MODEL 1873 TAKEDOWN RIFLE IN .22 CALIBER.

SN 174952A. Cal. 22 SHORT. 24″ rnd bbl. Full magazine. Take down receiver. Receiver is of stepped variety. Blue finish. Straight grain American walnut stocks with crescent butt. Bbl shows 2-line Winchester address rolled in front of rear-sight. “22 CAL” at breech. Receiver is marked Model 1873 on upper tang with finials. SN is on lower tang behind lever latch. “22 CAL SHORT” is marked on elevator. Take down feature has a pin attachment. No assembly nos. were observed. Accompanying this rifle is a Cody Firearms Company Museum Letter dated October 29, 1993, confirming features and showing shipment on April 2, 1855. Order number 19394. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine tube show a smooth silver-gray finish with sharp markings. Elevator is missing from rear-sight. Bore is very dark with traces of rifling. Receiver is a silver-gray finish overall with some light pitting and handling marks. Lever screw is a replacement. Dust cover is a replacement and shows some re-blue finish. Elevator is a mustard-yellow patina with a sharp mark and very little denting. All other marks are sharp. Hammer and lever are a silver-brown patina. Hammer has traces of case color on front face. Stocks are very good, full-sized, and show a light cleaning with only small handling marks overall. Buttplate and forend cap are also a smooth silver-gray patina. A very good example of a .22 CAL Take-Down Winchester Model 1873 rifle. 50506-13 (3,500-5,500) – Lot 4085

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4086

*PAIR OF MODEL 1873 WINCHESTER RIFLES.

SN 580238B/534196B. Cal. 38 WCF. Two honest, well used 73’s. One made 1898, the other 1903. Both guns appear orig, complete and functional. Standard configuration with 2-line Winchester address, upper tangs marked “MODEL 1873″, 24” oct bbls with full magazines and Winchester crescent shaped buttplates with trapdoors for cleaning rods. A nice pair of rifles in popular configuration and caliber. CONDITION: Fair to good overall. Both guns exhibit traces of finish on bbls being overall plum/brown. Rear sights replaced on both guns. Stock weathered and forend cracked on SN 534196, with pitting at tangs. SN 580238 has smoother iron with light pitting. Mechanically both guns are functional with pitted discernible bores. Markings crisper on 580238 but discernible on both. 51027-1 TEP (2,500-3,500) C&R – Lot 4086

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4087

ORIGINAL EARLY WINCHESTER 44-40 WOODEN AMMUNITION CRATE WITH 40 TWO PIECE BOXES OF AMMO.

SN nsn. Cal. 44-40. 14.5″ X 11.5″ X 8″ Dovetailed pine box with tin reinforcing straps is black embossed “Metallic Cartridges Manufactured By The WINCHESTER Repeating Arms Co New Haven, Conn. U.S.A.” on both long sides. Ends are embossed “WINCHESTER” “2000” “44 W.C.F.” Top is stenciled “GOBIERNO” (?) “DE” “NICARAGUA” “Dr. Sacasa. # 22”. Interior is tin lined. Orig contents consist of 40 fifty round two piece third model cartridge boxes with green labels marked “CARTRIDGES FOR WINCHESTER Rifle 1873” “CENTRAL FIRE” “SOLID HEAD” with Winchester Repeating Arms information. A Model 73 is pictured at rear with guarantee at front. Caliber is at right side. Picture of the cartridge is at left. Also included is another wooden box of similar size, marked with Winchester, etc. on ends. The full crate set was originally found by noted dealer C.W. Slagle in the early 1970’s. PROVENANCE: Consignors information placard describing this shipping crate and its cartridges, along with information regarding second and first model cartridge boxes, and stating this exact shipping crate has been featured in several publications including the book THE WINCHESTER 1873, A TRIBUTE by Jim Gordon, and most recently in the book THE WINCHESTER 1 OF 1000 and 1 OF 100 RIFLES by Dr. Ed Lewis.” He also states that it is “the only orig box known”. CONDITION: Box is good, with many bumps, rubs and knocks; lettering mostly clear. Central portion of tin lining cut out allowing removal of cartridge boxes which are excellent, unopened (one shrink wrapped), with some scuffs and marks on labels. Extra crate is very dark, with caliber, etc. almost illegible. 50695-4 MGM328 (40,000-60,000) – Lot 4087

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4088

EXTRAORDINARY FACTORY ENGRAVED WINCHESTER DELUXE SECOND MODEL 1876 RIFLE SIGNED BY MASTER ENGRAVER JOHN ULRICH.

SN 18464. Cal. 45-60. 28″ oct bbl. Button magazine. Full nickel finish with blue bbl. XX American walnut stocks with checkered pistol grip and forend. Steel shotgun buttplate. Beach’s combination front-sight with ivory bead, 2-leaf rear-sight. Rifle is master engraved in style 5 on receiver, forend cap, and buttplate. Receiver is engraved in the Ulrich style. Left sideplate shows a vignette of a running deer in a circle, surrounded by a leafy scroll and floral motif. Right sideplate shows a leafy scroll motif with a blank presentation rolled riband panel in the center. Forward part of receiver on both sides, shows the same leafy scroll motif bordered by a dental motif on top. Lever hinge has a scroll accent. Top of receiver has scroll at the front of ejector port. Hammer slot has a line border with scroll finials. Dust cover shows scroll decoration. Bottom of receiver has scroll decoration at rear of elevator mortise. Elevator has matching scroll decoration at rear. Buttplate shows scroll at top of heel with line border. Forend cap shows scroll around screws with line border. Bbl shows 2-line Winchester address rolled in front of rear-sight and cal mark on top flat in front of receiver. Receiver has dust cover rail attached with screw. Lower tang has SN stamped behind lever catch. “J. Ulrich” is stamped behind trigger with correct die mark. Lower tang shows assembly no. “210”. To the rear is stamped “XX”. “O” and “S” inspector marks are also present. Upper tang mortise of stock shows assembly no. “210” with a “P”. Inside toe of buttplate is stamped “17”. Rear toe of stock has “17” stamped under buttplate. Accompanying this rifle is a Cody Firearms Museum letter dated August 16, 2012. It is listed as rifle 45-60, oct bbl, plain trigger, half-magazine, full nickel finish and showing shipment on November 8, 1881, order number 29250. Letter also shows repair and return on August 25, 1896, order number 16925. There is no mention of the engraving. Also included is a Cody Firearms Museum letter August 16, 2012, for Model 1876, number 18463, which shows rifle, 45-60, oct bbl, set trigger, checkered stock with pistol grip, shotgun butt, engraved 5, half-nickel finish. Shipped from warehouse on November 8, 1881, order number 29438. Rifle number 18463 was offered at auction in December 2007. This rifle has an octagon bbl with full magazine, full nickel finish, plain stocks, set trigger, no engraving. This description that does not conform with the Cody Firearms Museum records for this rifle. Also included is a copy of the original Winchester ledger page where both rifles are consecutively listed. In the opinion of this cataloger, Winchester Model 1876 rifles number 18463/18464, exhibit a factory recording error where order data for the rifles were transposed. Both rifles were shipped on November 8, 1881, on special order and information was mistakenly recorded by the ledger keeper. 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: Fine. Bbl retains 10% blue finish in protected areas, with the balance turning a mottled plumb-brown patina. Markings are sharp. Bore is bright with sharp rifling. Receiver retains 60% slightly crazed nickel finish, with some light staining and loss of finish at the carry point. Engraving is sharp. Nickel screws retain almost all of their nickel finish. Loading gate shows dull crazed nickel finish. Dust cover retains 60% crazed nickel finish with sharp engraving and unmarred screw. Elevator retains 80% nickel finish with sharp marks. Bolt shows a considerable amount of nickel finish with some flaking. Hammer shows 80% nickel finish with some loss at spur. Sharp checkering. Lever shows 60% crazed nickel finish with some flaking on bottom edge. Trigger shows a generous amount of nickel finish. Tang markings are sharp. Stocks are very good, full-sized, and retain nearly all of the dark brown oil finish, with only slight handing marks overall. There is a small chip missing on top of right wrist at receiver. Checkering is lightly worn and shows a few small dents. Ebony insert on pistol grip is very good. Buttplate retains 20% nickel finish with some brown staining around edge and erosion at heel and toe. Forend cap shows 90% bright nickel finish, as does the magazine cap. A wonderful example of a deluxe factory engraved Winchester Second Model 1876 rifle with a seldom seen engraver’s signature. 51003-1 TEP (50,000-90,000) IVORY – Lot 4088

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4089

EXTRAORDINARY WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 DELUXE EXPRESS RIFLE WITH 22″ BARREL AND SHOTGUN BUTT.

SN 24236. Cal. 50-95. 22″ rnd bbl. Button magazine. Blue and case color finish. Highly figured American walnut stocks with checkered pistol grip and forearm. Bbl shows correct 2-line Winchester address rolled in front of rear-sight with “50-CAL” at breech-end. There are 4 British proofs on left side of bbl at breech. Front sight has a German silver blade, sporting rear-sight. Receiver has Model 1876 stamped on upper tang without finials and is of the second model type with guide rail attached by a screw. SN is stamped on lower tang behind lever latch. There is a small British proof on forward left top of receiver. Dust cover is roll marked “Winchester Express over 50-CAL. 95 GRS”. Elevator is marked “50-95”. Lower tang has assembly no. “332” stamped with “XXX” stamped in front and “S” to rear. Upper tang mortise of buttstock shows assembly no. “332”. Inside toe of buttplate has assembly no. “65” that is double struck. Toe of buttstock under plate, also shows assembly no. “65”. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum Letter dated June 28, 2007, showing rifle, 50-95, 22″ rnd bbl, plain trigger, checkered stocks, half magazine, shotgun butt, case colored finish and “inside finish”, which indicates that the receiver was polished on the inside for smoothness of operation. Grade of stocks is not listed, but is confirmed as being “XXX” by orig tang markings. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 60% blue finish that has drifted to a smooth plumb-brown patina overall, with a few minuscule scratches. Bbl markings are sharp and clear. Bore is bright with sharp rifling. Receiver retains 70% of the vivid case color with generous traces of lacquer traces remaining. Receiver has a few scratch marks overall, and some high point wear. No roughness. Dust cover retains 90% blue with a sharp mark and some slight scratches. Guide-rail also contains a considerable amount of blue finish. Hammer retains a generous amount of case color with some oil staining on sides and vivid color on front face. Firing pin also retains a generous amount of blue finish. Inside of elevator mortise shows polished finish with traces of case color. Lever shows 50-60% vivid case color finish with a generous amount of lacquer. All markings are sharp. Stocks are fine, full-sized, and retain nearly all of the varnish finish, with sharp checkering and only light handling marks overall. Buttplate is a smooth gray-brown patina with a few rough spots. Forend cap shows vivid case color on both sides with considerable lacquer remaining. A wonderfully preserved Winchester Deluxe Model 1876 Express rifle with special order bbl, destined for the English market. Hard to improve upon. 50668-1 TEP (40,000-60,000) – Lot 4089

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4090

DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 50058. Cal. 45-75. Fine deluxe ’76 with 28″ oct bbl, full magazine, modified Rocky Mountain front sight, 1876 marked ladder rear sight & a thick base tang sight with 4″ staff, missing it’s aperture. Mounted with very nicely figured, about 2X American walnut with H-style checkered forearm & black insert, serpentine grip buttstock & crescent buttplate with trap containing an orig 4-pc brass & iron cleaning rod. Left side of lower tang, under the wood is marked “XX” & with the assembly #”2452″. Matching assembly # is also found in top tang channel of buttstock & inside toe of buttplate. Bottom of stock & forend cap have factory sling wires. The Model 1876 was the lowest production of all Winchester rifles with only about 64,000 total production during the period 1876-1897. It was produced in four different groupings in both rifles & carbines, standard & deluxe grades with even a few muskets thrown in. The third model, of which this rifle is one, was the highest production with about 34,000 assembled until the end of production. Only a very small percentage of that number were ordered with deluxe configuration. The 1876 was short lived due to the advent of the Model 1886 & Marlin Model 1881 with their heavier, higher velocity cartridges. PROVENANCE: Ex-Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains about 80-90% orig blue with a couple of thin areas over the chamber & top left flat about midpoint. Magazine tube retains strong blue in sheltered areas being mostly a plum/blue patina. Receiver retains bright case colors in sheltered areas, mostly faded to silver with some fine pitting on right side plate. Hammer retains very bright case colors. Lever retains a few spots of bright color, mostly faded to a mottled silver/brown patina. Wood is sound with a few light nicks & scratches, has a repaired chip by the left side of the top tang & overall the wood retains most of it’s orig piano varnish finish. Mechanics are fine. Bright shiny bore with a few scattered spots of very fine pitting. Cleaning rod is fine. 50320-1 (10,000-15,000) – Lot 4090

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4091

EXTRAORDINARY WINCHESTER SECOND MODEL 1876 EXPRESS RIFLE WITH OCTAGON BARREL, FULL MAGAZINE, CRESCENT BUTT AND SPECIAL SIGHTS.

SN 20471. Cal. 50-95. 26″ oct bbl. Blue finish. Straight grain American walnut stocks with crescent butt. Bbl shows standard Winchester 2-line address rolled into front-sight with “50-CAL” at breech-end. Front-sight has a low thin blade with protective ears on either side and has an index mark aligned with one on top flat of bbl. Rear-sight is a 3-leaf variety in 100, 200, and 300 yard graduations. Sight has platinum lines at center of v-notch. There is also an index mark that aligns with one on the bbl. Receiver is of the second model variety with a dust cover guide-rail attached to a screw. Dust cover is marked “Winchester Express over 50-CAL 95 GRS”. Dust cover mark is hand-stamped. Top tang is marked Model 1876 without finials. Lower tang has SN engraved behind lever latch. Elevator is marked “50-95”. Lower tang is stamped with assembly no. “153” on left side. Upper tang mortise and inside toe of buttplate is also stamped “153”. 4-pc steel cleaning rod in butt. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 20-30% blue finish blending with a plumb-brown patina with a few stains on top and muzzle end. Sights are fine. Bbl markings are sharp. Magazine tube retains 20% blue finish in protected areas, blending with a smooth plumb-brown patina. Receiver shows 50-60% blue finish with some staining on forward right side and left sideplate. Dust cover also retains 50-60% blue finish with the balance a smooth plumb patina and a sharp mark. Loading gate retains traces of fire-blue. Elevator is a mustard-yellow patina with a sharp mark and a couple of scratches. Hammer shows vivid case color on left side and rear. Right side is a silver-gray patina with slight scratches. Lever has generous traces of case color overall that is vivid in protected areas at hinge. Stocks are fine, full-sized, and show nearly all of the oil finish with only light handling marks overall. Buttplate shows traces of blue on forward end of tang with the balance being a mottled brown patina, with some roughness at heel. Forend cap shows 60% blue finish turning a plumb-brown with a few scratches. A wonderful example of a Octagon Barrel Full Magazine, Crescent Butt Express rifle in 50-95 cal with special sights. Manufactured in 1881. 50664-1 TEP (10,000-15,000) – Lot 4091

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4092

RARE WINCHESTER THIRD MODEL 1876 DELUXE EXPRESS RIFLE WITH FANCY STOCKS AND CRESCENT BUTTPLATE.

SN 45715. Cal. 50-95. 26″ oct bbl. Button magazine. Blue and case color finish. Nicely figured, checkered, American walnut stocks with pistol grip. Bbl shows standard 2-line Winchester address rolled in front of rear-sight with 50-CAL at breech-end. Steel knife blade blade front-sight. Semi buckhorn rear-sight. Receiver is of the third model type with integral dust cover guide. Dust cover is marked “Winchester Express over 50-CAL 95 GRS”. Upper tang is marked Model 1876 with finials. Elevator is marked “50-95”. SN is stamped on lower tang in front of lever latch. Lower tang also shows assembly no. “2215” followed by “XX” stamped on left side. Upper tang mortise of buttstock also shows assembly no. “2215”, which also appears on inside toe of buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum Letter dated July 7, 2008, which states rifle, express cal, oct bbl, checkered stock with pistol grip, half magazine, case colored finish. Shipped on August 29, 1885. Special order number 22937. No mention of fancy stock, but tang mark confirms “XX” wood. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl shows a gray-brown patina overall with sharp markings, slight scratches, and traces of blue at front-sight. Sight elevator is a replacement. Bore is bright with sharp rifling. Receiver is a silver-brown overall with minute traces of case color, and some scratching. Sideplates have been touched up. Loading gate is a gray-brown patina. Elevator is a mustard-brown patina with clear mark. Dust cover is a slightly rough gray-brown patina with sharp mark. Dust cover mark is hand-stamped. All receiver marks are sharp and clear. Hammer and lever both show a smooth silver-gray patina with hints of case color in protected areas. Stocks are very good, full-sized, with sharp checkering and retain most of the oil finish. Buttstock has been lightly cleaned. Forend has gaps at front and rear ends. Buttplate is a crusty brown patina with some roughness on heel and toe. Forend cap is a gray-brown patina. A fine example of a Winchester Model 1876 Express rifle that was a favorite of Teddy Roosevelt. 51033-29 TEP (10,000-15,000) – Lot 4092

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4093

EXTRAORDINARY WINCHESTER THIRD MODEL 1876 RIFLE WITH 28″ ROUND BARREL, FULL MAGAZINE, AND CRESCENT BUTTSTOCK.

SN 59031. Cal. 40-60 WCF. 28″ rnd bbl. Full magazine. Blue finish. Straight grain American walnut stocks with crescent buttplate. Bbl shows correct 2-line Winchester address rolled in front of rear-sight with cal mark at breech-end. Nickel silver blade front-sight. Ladder type rear-sight with “1876” stamped at top of staff. Receiver is of the third type with integral guide-rail for dust cover. Top tang is marked 1876 with finials. Lower tang has SN stamped behind lever latch. Elevator is marked “40-60”. No assembly nos. were observed. Accompanying this rifle is a Winchester Gun Museum Letter dated April 7, 1975, showing rifle, cal 40-60, rnd bbl, plain trigger and showing shipment on May 10, 1890. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl shows 90% blue finish with a couple of slight abrasions at mid-point and some slight muzzle wear. Muzzle is drifting to a plumb patina. Magazine tube shows 30-40% blue, turning to a smooth plumb patina, and has some small abrasions on bottom surface. All markings are sharp. Bore is bright with sharp rifling. Receiver shows 90% bright-blue finish, drifting somewhat to a plumb-brown patina on bottom edge. Some small scratches. Dust cover shows 60% blue with balance a smooth plumb-brown patina. Loading gate retains a considerable amount of fire-blue finish. Elevator is a mustard-yellow patina with clear mark and a slight dent at rear. Tang markings are sharp. Hammer retains 80% vivid case color overall. Firing pin also retains considerable blue finish. Lever shows 50% muted case color overall that is vivid toward hinge. Stocks are fine, full-sized, and retain nearly all of varnish finish, with only some small handling marks and a few dents on left side of forend. Buttplate shows 50% blue blending with plumb-brown patina, with some roughness at heel and toe. Forend cap shows 60-70% blue blending with a plumb-brown patina, with some high point wear on left side. A truly wonderful preserved Third Model Winchester 1876 rifle manufactured in 1886. 51079-2 TEP (8,000-12,000) – Lot 4093

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4094

RARE WINCHESTER THIRD MODEL 1876 SHORT RIFLE.

SN 51730. Cal. 45-75. 22″ oct bbl. Blue finish. Straight grain American walnut stocks with steel shotgun buttplate. Bbl shows standard 2-line Winchester address rolled into front-sight with cal mark at breech-end. Bbl has 4 English proof-marks on left side near rear-sight. Rear-sight has “1876” stamped at top of staff. Upper tang receiver is stamped Model 1876 with finials. SN is stamped on lower tang behind lever latch. Elevator is stamped “45-75”. There is a small British proof stamped on left forward edge of receiver. Lower tang has assembly no. “994” stamped on left side followed by “S”. Upper tang mortise of buttstock has assembly no. “904” as does the inside toe of buttplate. This could possibly be a factory error because stocks fit perfectly. Forend is the correct 8-3/8″ length. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl and magazine tube both retain 40% orig blue finish, that is drifted to a plumb-brown patina toward muzzle with some stain on left side and high point wear. Bbl marks are sharp. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Receiver retains 50-60% blue finish that is drifting to a plumb-brown patina overall with some small scratches. Loading gate has traces of fire-blue. Dust cover has 50% blue blending with a smooth plumb-brown color. Elevator is a mustard-yellow patina with some light cleaning marks and a sharp mark. Hammer shows nearly all of the deep case color finish. Lever is a mottled silver-brown patina with generous traces of case color in protected areas. Stocks are fine and retain nearly all their varnish finish with some light handling marks overall. Buttplate retains 20% blue with some staining at heel and toe. Fore end cap shows traces of blue with balance a plumb-brown patina. A very fine example of a desirable Winchester Model 1876 short rifle. 51087-11 TEP (8,000-12,000) – Lot 4094

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4095

RARE AND DESIRABLE WINCHESTER SECOND MODEL 1876 CARBINE WITH NICKEL TRIM, SLING SWIVELS, AND SET TRIGGER.

SN 8637. Cal. 45-75. 22″ rnd bbl. Blue and case color finish with nickel trim. Straight grain American walnut stocks. Bbl shows correct 2-line Winchester address rolled in front of rear-sight with no cal mark. Rear ladder sight is mounted in reverse position. Receiver has SN engraved on lower tang behind lever latch. Upper tang is marked Model 1876 without finials. Assembly no. “4315” is stamped on side of left lower tang. Receiver has guide-rail attached with a screw and shows “12” stamped on top surface. Dust cover has 5/8″ checkered oval thumbprint. Elevator is not marked. Upper tang mortise of buttstock shows assembly no. “4315” stamped, as does inside toe of buttplate. Nickel trim appears on forend cap, bbl band, elevator, dust cover and rail, loading gate, hammer, trigger, lever, and sling swivels. Accompanying this Carbine is a Cody Firearms Museum Letter dated March 18, 2000, confirming all features including “nickel trim” and showing shipment on December 5, 1878. Order number 13940. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl shows a smooth plumb-brown patina overall, with about 10% blue remaining. Bbl mark is sharp. Forend cap and bbl band retain nearly all nickel finish with a few slight scratches. Bore is frosty with visible rifling. Receiver is a silver-gray patina with traces of case color on left side plate and under lever. Markings are sharp. Lower tang has an old welded repair behind trigger. Dust cover, rail, loading gate, elevator, hammer, trigger, lever, and catch show most of nickel finish with minor losses and scratches overall. Set trigger needs repair. Buttstock is very good, slightly undersized, and retains a dark oil finish overall with only slight handling marks. Buttplate is a silver-gray patina with little roughness. Forearm is very good, slightly undersized and shows an old cleaning with a fill-in repair on right side near rear-sight. Sling swivels retain nearly all orig nickel finish. An extremely rare Winchester Second Model 1876 Carbine with special features that are seldom seen. 50506-44 TEP (6,000-10,000) – Lot 4095

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4096

RARE AND VERY DESIRABLE WINCHESTER FIRST MODEL 1876 OPEN TOP RIFLE SERIAL NUMBER 73.

SN 73. Cal. 45-75. 28″ oct bbl. Blue finish. Full magazine. Straight grain American walnut stocks with crescent butt. Receiver is of the open top variety without dust cover. Bbl shows proper 2-line Winchester address rolled in front of rear-sight. Blade front-sight, semi buckhorn rear-sight. Receiver is of the first model type, lacking a dust cover or a guide-rail. Plain trigger. Lower left tang has assembly no. “107” stamped. Upper tang is marked Model 1876 without finials. Lower tang has SN engraved behind lever latch. Upper tang mortise in buttstock shows assembly no. “1578”. Lower inside toe of buttplate shows assembly no. “107”. Buttplate has a thick profile at toe. 2-pcs of a steel cleaning rod remain in butt. Accompanying this rifle is a Cody Museum Firearms Letter dated October 15, 2014, confirming features and showing shipment on July 20, 1877. Order number 9557. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine tube show a smooth gray-brown patina with some traces of blue, especially on left side of bbl. Bbl address is sharp. Bore is dark with visible rifling. Receiver is a mottled gray-brown patina with traces of orig finish near sideplates and around hammer, with some touch-up on top. Loading gate shows traces of blue. Elevator is a mottled mustard-brown patina with small dents on forward corners. Hammer is a silver-gray patina with a hint of case color. Lever is a plumb-brown patina overall. All markings are sharp. Buttstock is very good, slightly under-sized, and shows an old varnish finish overall. Buttplate is a crusty brown patina with some roughness on heel and toe. Forend is full-sized with an oil finish and handling marks overall with some stains. Forend cap is a silver-gray patina with some light pitting. An opportunity to purchase a very rare “Open Top” 76 rifle with a 2-digit SN. 50506-43 (7,500-12,500) – Lot 4096

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4097

EXTREMELY RARE WINCHESTER THIRD MODEL 1876 SADDLE RING CARBINE ISSUED TO THE NORTH WEST MOUNTED POLICE.

SN 44950. Cal. 45-75. 22″ rnd bbl with long forestock that has a capped forend and single bbl band. Blue finish. Straight grain American walnut stocks with carbine butt. Bbl shows standard 2-line Winchester address rolled in front of rear-sight. Front-sight is stud type. Rear-sight is the typical rear-sight of N.W.M.P. carbines. Receiver is of the third model type with integral dust cover rail. Upper tang is marked Model 1873 with finials. Lower tang has SN stamped behind lever latch. Elevator has “45-75” stamped. Lower tang has inspector “O” stamped on left side. No assembly no. is visible. Right side of buttstock has a half moon shaped riband stamped with letters “N.W.M.P.” on right side. Bottom of buttstock behind tang is stamped “APP 67”. Accompanying this carbine is a Winchester Museum Letter confirming carbine and showing shipment on August 1, 1885, along with 68 other carbines with same specifications to the same number order. Also accompanying this carbine is a letter from the North West Mounted Police Research and Consulting Department, which states that this carbine, mentioned by SN, was issued to the North West Mounted Police and formed part of Order number 22020 for 200 carbines shipped on August 1, 1885. The following information was also provided, “on charge to “A” Division Maple Creek, North West Territories on February 11, 1894″. Also “on charge to “A” Division Maple Creek North West Territories on January 18, 1897″. The letter also states that the “APP” stamp stands for Alberta Provincial Police. The Royal North West Mounted Police, formally the North West Mounted Police, sold a quantity of carbines to the Alberta Provincial Police on January 23, 1919. The letter is signed by J.D. Klancher – Inspector RCMP – Retired, dated September 28, 2006. Also included is a letter from the RCMP Historian, S.W. Horrall who provided historical information concerning these very desirable Winchester carbines, including an article from the booklet “Small Arms of the Mounted Police, Historical Arms series number 6, Museum Restoration Service, Ottawa, 1965, by R. Philips and S.J. Kirby.” CONDITION: Very good. Bbl has a smooth mottled brown patina overall with some slight dents and muzzle wear. Bore is frosty with visible rifling. All bbl marks are sharp. Receiver shows a plumb-brown patina overall with some light pitting on right side. Hammer and lever are a silver-gray patina. Elevator has been lightly cleaned and shows a clear mark with some small dents. Stocks are very good, full-size, and have a smooth oil finish overall. Stock markings are sharp. Forend shows 2 dents on left side. A chance to obtain a Winchester Model 1876 SRC with impeccable provenance connecting it to the NWMP. 51079-8 TEP (5,000-7,000) – Lot 4097

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4098
Revised: 10/6/2016

Very Important News!! This gun is NOT refinished. The finish on this rare and outstanding treasure is original and genuine. This was originally sold in the Wes Adams Collection. The cataloger at the time of cataloging questioned the finish and indicated in the description it was refinished. It is NOT! Numerous Winchester aficionados have confirmed that this gun is original and genuine. The forestock does have a hairline crack and a very tiny old repaired chip to the wood.

EXTREMELY RARE AND OUTSTANDING WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 “BIG 50” SADDLE RING CARBINE CALIBER 50 EX. (50-110).

SN 118494. Cal. 50 Ex. (50-110). Rare ’86 carbine with 22″ bbl, full magazine, two bands with square base front sight and 3-leaf platinum line express rear sight. Left side of receiver has a stud & ring. Mounted with straight grain American walnut with straight stock and smooth steel carbine buttplate. Bottom of stock has a factory musket style sling loop with matching sling loop integral with forend cap. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which describes this firearm as a carbine in 50 Express caliber with Winchester Express rear sight and old style sling & swivel, received in warehouse Feb. 22, 1899 and shipped same day to Order #1228. PROVENANCE: Ex-Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains about all of an outstanding Turnbull quality restoration; bbl & magazine tube retain 97-98% strong blue with a small nick on top of bbl and faint muzzle edge wear; receiver, lever, hammer & buttplate retain about all of their beautiful bone meal color case hardening with light sharp edge wear and some fading on outer faces of lever; wood is sound with a few minor handling & storage nicks & scratches and retains about all of a fine restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore with one spot & a few freckles about mid-point, appears to have been polished. 50412-79 (75,000-125,000) – Lot 4098

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4099

MAGNIFICENT DELUXE CUSTOM ORDER JOHN ULRICH SIGNED ENGRAVED & GOLD WASHED MODEL 1886 WINCHESTER RIFLE.

SN 57158. Cal. 40-65. 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, half-nickel front sight, serrated side flat top sporting rear with set screw. Gold washed receiver with $12.00 engraving, consisting of foliate arabesque scroll surrounding an oval of a hunter shooting an elk on left side; right side has foliate arabesque scroll & circle with a doe & tree in background. Top & bottom of receiver are scroll-engraved with intricate borders. Sides of hammer are scroll-engraved as well as tang of butt plate, forend cap and sides & bow of lever. Forend cap, lever, trigger & butt plate are also gold washed. Signature “J. ULRICH” appears on lower tang. Mounted with fancy highly figured XXX walnut with H-checkered forend, checkered serpentine pistol grip with ebony insert, gold washed crescent butt & star-shaped shield in left side with initials “FHB” over “1891”. Accompanied by Winchester factory letter identifying gun as 40-65, oct bbl, plain trigger, checkered stock with pistol grip, drop 3-1/2″, 3/4″ longer than regular, engraved “FHB 1891”, engraved “$12.00”, gold plate in left side of stock, gold trim including finger lever & trigger; received in warehouse June 20, 1891, & shipped same day on order no. 4680. Gun was returned to factory to be repaired or re-gilded after 1905, as noted by oval Winchester proof on top bbl flat. Lower tang is marked with assembly number “105” and “85” which is crossed out and “XXX”, a cut asterisk is also found on lower tang on brass extension holding spring possibly showing the re-factory gilding. Stock has matching assembly number “85” on upper channel. Engraving is still sharp & top bbl flat has Winchester proof mark between receiver and cal. designation. Further research can possibly find the repair order from the Winchester factory records and then we might know who the orig owner “F. H. B” was in 1891. Many of these rare factory gold washed engraved Winchesters were made for exhibitions or presentations and the gilt was very fragile and it seems a majority of them were returned to Winchester for re-gilding. Regardless, this is a magnificent and unique Winchester at the height of the cowboy era. PROVENANCE: Ex-Jay Lyndes Collection. CONDITION: Very fine-extra fine overall. Bbl and magazine tube retain 90-95% orig blue with some toning toward brown on magazine tube. Rear sight has thinning orig blue. Receiver retains nearly all of its re-gilded factory gold finish, with a few minor nicks, scratches and edge wear. Hammer retains most of its orig case colors with slight thinning on sharp edges. Buttstock is sound with good checkering retaining most of a high polish varnish with minor nicks and dings. Forend is sound with a few minor nicks and scrapes, good checkering and 75-80% of its orig piano varnish finish with dark hand-worn patina across belly. Mechanics are crisp with bright shiny bore. 50412-13 (50,000-100,000) – Lot 4099

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4100

*RARE SPECIAL ENGRAVED AND CARVED DELUXE TAKEDOWN WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION EXTRA FINE (NEAR NEW) CONDITION RIFLE.

SN 145592. Cal. 33 WCF. Extremely rare rifle with 24″ tapered rnd bbl, takedown, half magazine with full matted top, pedestal mounted ivory bead hunting front sight and flat-top semi-buckhorn rear sight. Left side of bbl, takedown ring & receiver are stamped with British proofs. Mounted with very highly figured center crotch 3X American walnut with style-D carved forearm and capped pistol grip stock with Winchester solid red recoil pad. Carved & checkered wood consists of large checkered panels with carved oak leaves & acorns. Receiver factory engraved for 80 hours by Angelo Stokes as noted in Winchester factory letter. Details of engraving include large vignette of a cougar standing on a precipice on the left side with the small vignette of a grizzly bear on loading gate base and a larger vignette of a grizzly bear on the right forward flat. These vignettes are all surrounded by extremely well-executed foliate & floral arabesque patterns with beautiful heart motif borders. Top of receiver is engraved to match with a large leaf pattern over the receiver ring. The takedown ring is engraved to match with the heart shaped border on the bbl at the takedown ring. Sides of lever & hammer are also engraved with matching shell patterns and foliate arabesque patterns. Top tang is also engraved. Bottom of receiver is engraved with the large oval vignette of a standing, face-on bull elk surrounded by foliate and floral arabesque patterns. There are additional foliate patterns around the lever opening with decorative borders. Outer face of lever is also engraved as is the top of the hammer nose and there is a band of engraving around the muzzle. Left side of lower tang is stamped with assembly number “851” and “406” which has been obliterated and “XXX”. Top tang of buttstock has the X’d out “406” number and the replacement “851” assembly number. Bottom of stock and forend cap have sling eyes. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle in caliber 33 with matted takedown rnd bbl, plain trigger, fancy pistol grip stock, half magazine, shotgun butt with Silvers recoil pad, special engraving and lists “80 hours Stokes, carved style D $10.00” and screw eyes, received in warehouse Nov. 10, 1909, shipped Apr. 29, 1910 to Order #256114. Received back at factory May 28, 1910, Work Order #29957 and re-shipped with the same description to Order #191784. Given the elaborate special engraving & carved wood along with the British proofs, it seems likely that this rifle was originally prepared for an English exhibit as an exhibition piece and never used. PROVENANCE: Ex-Dr. James M. Goforth Collection; Ex-Wes Adams Collection. 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: Extremely fine plus, all matching, probably unfired. Overall retains virtually all of its orig factory finish to both metal & wood with bright orig blue and crisp varnish; wood is sound with a minor nick or two in the finish; lever and hammer retain about all of their orig case colors, brilliant on sides, faded on top edge of hammer and outer face of lever. Orig sights retain matching, excellent condition with “certifiable antique ivory” front bead. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Bolt face retains about all of its orig factory blue as does the loading gate. 50412-5 (50,000-100,000) IVORY – Lot 4100

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4101

RARE AND BEAUTIFUL SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 DELUXE CASE COLOR RIFLE.

SN 28803. Cal. 40-65 WCF. Beautiful antique rifle with special order 26″ half oct bbl with button magazine. Mounted with 2 to 3 X crotch flame grain American walnut with H style checkered forend and ebony inlaid pistol grip stock that has special order steel shotgun buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle in caliber 40-65 WCF with 26″ half oct bbl, set trigger, checkered stocks and shotgun butt. Received in warehouse August 31, 1889 and shipped same day. Equipped with factory sling studs and swivels and is accompanied by a period rifle sling. Mounted with sporting rear bbl mounted sight and early folding Beech ivory bead front sight. 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: Extremely fine bbl, magazine button and forend cap retain virtually all of their original factory finish. Receiver, hammer and finger lever are in an unbelievable state of preservation and retain virtually all of their wonderfully vivid lacquered case colors with an extremely small area of lacquer loss over the case colors at the bottom of receiver towards forearm. Wood is exceptionally fine with a few light handling and storage nicks and scratches and retains virtually all of its bright piano varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp. Bright shiny bore. 50506-49 TDW (50,000-80,000) IVORY – Lot 4101

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4102

EXCEPTIONAL AND VERY RARE SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 “BIG 50” (50-100-450) LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 108042. Cal. 50-100-450. Deluxe special order rifle with 26″ oct to rnd bbl, 1/2 magazine, silver bead front sight and 3-leaf platinum line express rear sight. Rifle is mounted with beautiful XX, flame grain burl walnut with matching forearm, checkered in “H” style with serpentine pistol grip that has a black insert and a Winchester hard rubber buttplate. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is marked with the assembly number “1025” and “XXPB”. The matching assembly number is also found in the top tang channel of the buttstock. Accompanied by a Winchester factory letter, which identifies this rifle in cal. 50/100 with half oct bbl, plain trigger, checkered stock, pistol grip, 1/2 magazine (5 cartridges), shotgun butt, rubber butt plate, oil finish, gold oval plate, received in warehouse Feb. 5, 1896 and shipped same date, returned and repaired of Feb. 24, 1896, Order No. 6493. This beautiful rifle is rare in a number of respects, primarily being the cal. of which only a few were produced and were the first of the rifles chambered in 50 cal. By the time this cal. was available in the ’86 line the standard for the model was a blued receiver,therefore a case colored receiver would have been a special order. It is also scarce with special finish and wood as most were standard straight grain. PROVENANCE: Ex-Jay Lyndes Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain 98-99% strong orig factory blue with only faint muzzle edge wear; receiver, lever, hammer and forend cap retain just about all of their orig factory case colors, brilliant on sides, top and top tang of receiver, lightly faded on bottom but still with shellac traces; hammer retains bright case colors on sides & rear edge, turned a little dark on top edge; lever retains brilliant case colors on sides, forend cap retains most of it’s very bright case colors with traces of shellac as also found on frame. Stocks are sound with sharp checkering and color, minor cosmetic scratches and bruises are only seen with scrutiny and retains most of its strong orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 50412-11 JS (40,000-80,000) – Lot 4102

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4103

RARE AND VERY FINE SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE WINCHESTER 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE WITH 30″ BARREL.

SN 19401. Cal. 45-70. Very fine deluxe ’86 with rare special order 30″ oct bbl, full magazine, Lyman “certifiable antique ivory” bead hunting front sight and tang sight, 1886 and 1000yd ladder sight is also added. Mounted with nicely figured XX American walnut with H-style checkered forearm, checkered pistol grip buttstock with black insert, crescent buttplate. Left side of lower tang, under the wood is marked with the assembly number “40” & “XX”. Matching assembly number “40” is also found in top tang channel of buttstock. Buttplate was not removed but is no doubt orig. This rifle, based on factory letter, was received and shipped on June 22, 1888; repaired and returned December 28, 1895, matching configuration noted on factory letter 45-70 cal., 30″ oct bbl, set trigger, checkered stock, pistol grip and Lyman front and rear sights. This rare special order 30″ oct bbl seems heavier than standard and this gun weighs in at 10lbs 10oz. PROVENANCE: Ex-Robert Nichols Collection, 1978; Ex-Jay Lyndes Collection. 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: Very fine overall, all matching. Rifle retains about 95% orig blue on bbl, magazine, frame retains about 80% case colors with remainder silver/grey, buttplate and lever retain about 30-50% muted case colors, overall silver/grey with staining on lever. Stocks are sound and well fit, retaining most of their orig varnish. There is a 1″ sliver missing from lower right side buttstock, just above trigger. There are several scuffs and scratches in wood, especially on right side near base of pistol grip as seen in photos. Mechanically fine with crisp fine bore. 50412-8 JS (40,000-80,000) IVORY – Lot 4103

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4104

*RARE FACTORY ENGRAVED WINCHESTER 1886 DELUXE LIGHTWEIGHT TAKE-DOWN, VERY FINE CONDITION INSCRIBED “J. H. POOLE, DETROIT”.

SN 147849. Cal. 33 WCF. 24″ rnd bbl, pedestal mounted Marbles fine bead front sight, sporting rear sight. Factory engraved receiver with bold foliate scroll & punch-dot background, wavy border with alternating punch dots & circle vignette of a buck deer with forested background on left side; similar border & foliate scroll on right side with a running buck deer. Accenting scroll on top & bottom of receiver, double wavy-line border along bolt & wedge of scroll engraving over chamber of bbl. Mounted with “XX” walnut, H-style checkered forearm, H-style checkered pistol grip with Winchester hard rubber grip cap, Winchester hard rubber shotgun butt & 1″ gold oval in comb engraved “J.H. Poole / Detroit”. Inspection of lower tang reveals assembly no. “886 XX”; same number can be found in top tang channel of stock. John H. Poole was Managing Director of the Union Trust Company of Detroit about the time of this gun’s manufacture in 1909. Accompanied by letter dated June 6, 1979, from John F. Miller, Far West Gallery of Palm Springs, California, stating factory configuration. Winchester records from SNs 146000-150799 are missing, but no doubt this gun is as fine as can be found. PROVENANCE: John F. Miller (Far West Gallery); Ex-Jay Lyndes Collection, 1979. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 95-98% orig blue with some minor spots of faint surface oxidation & faint mark from take-down lever. Receiver retains 94-95% orig blue, some minor flaking on take-down ring, some thinning across top & sharp edges. Hammer retains most of its orig case colors with a thin silver line on left side. Lever has dark case colors on side, thinning & silvering across bottom. Stock is sound with good checkering, minor nicks, scrapes & a few scratches, retaining most of its fine piano varnish finish. Forend is sound with minor nicks & scratches & some flaking to its fine piano varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp with a shiny bore. 50412-1 (40,000-80,000) – Lot 4104

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4105

RARE AND EXTREMELY FINE ULRICH FACTORY ENGRAVED DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 99572. Cal. 45-90. Deluxe special order Model ’86 with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, ivory bead Lyman front sight and Marbles folding rear sight with a Lyman large loop tang sight. Receiver and forend cap are color case hardened and engraved in No. 10 style by most likely by Conrad or John Ulrich. Engraving consists of the large vignette of a standing whitetail buck in a mountain scene surrounded by a large counterpoint circle with foliate arabesque patterns front and back and a dbl line border. Right side is lightly engraved in matching foliate arabesque patterns and borders. Top and bottom of receiver, back of hammer slot and each side of forend cap are engraved to match. An identically engraved ’86 rifle is SN 99552 as pictured in The Winchester Book, Madis. Rifle is mounted with beautiful XXX center crotch, flame grain burl walnut with matching forearm, checkered in “H” style with serpentine pistol grip that has a black insert and a Winchester hard rubber buttplate. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is marked with the assembly number “556” and “XXRB”. The assembly number is also found in the top tang channel of the buttstock. Although the code “XX” as stamped on the lower tang indicates medium quality wood, the wood mounted on this rifle is at least XXX with matching forearm. Accompanied by copy of a a Winchester Firearms Factory letter and a Cody Firearms Museum fact sheet which identifies this rifle, as found, with “$2.00” engraving, 45/90, oct bbl, plain trigger, checkered stock, pistol grip, Lyman front and rear sights, with blank in the rear seat, shotgun butt, and rubber butt plate. It was received in the warehouse on 2 May 1895 and shipped on 13 May 1895 to order #10873. PROVENANCE: Ex-Dave Bichrest (1997); Ex-Robert Howard Estate Collection; Ex-Wes Adams Collection. 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: Extremely fine overall, all matching. Bbl and magazine tube retain 96-98% strong orig factory blue with only faint sharp edge wear and a few small scattered nicks; receiver retains about all of its orig case colors, strong and bright in sheltered areas with traces of orig lacquer, lightly to moderately faded elsewhere; lever and hammer retain most of their orig case colors, strong & bright on sides, faded on outer edges; forend cap also retains about all of its orig case colors and about 50% orig lacquer with the exposed area moderately faded; wood is sound with very minor nicks & scratches and retains virtually all of its orig piano varnish finish; toe of rubber buttplate has a minor chip. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore; may have been fired but if so very little, bolt face retains most of its orig blue. 50412-10 (40,000-80,000) IVORY – Lot 4105

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4106

EXTREMELY RARE ENGRAVED & GOLD INLAID WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION FACTORY EXHIBITION RIFLE.

SN 99580. Cal. 45-70. Spectacular ’86 with 26″ oct to rnd bbl, 2/3 magazine, ivory bead hunting front sight, slot blank in rear seat & Lyman tang sight. Receiver is factory engraved probably by John Ulrich, in a modified #10 style with a large panel on left side inlaid in gold script “Winchester / Repeating Arms Co. / 1895.” all surrounded by gold wire inlay. Right side has the vignette of a bugling bull elk. Mounted with 3-4X, extremely beautiful flame & shell grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and serpentine grip with black insert and Winchester hard rubber buttplate. Left side of lower tang is marked with assembly number “467”, a factory defaced assembly number “1140”, “XXS”. The “467” assembly number and the defaced assembly number are both found in top tang channel of buttstock. Bottom of buttstock has an inlaid gold initial oval inscribed with the intertwined “WRACO” initials. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle in caliber 45-70, half oct bbl, plain trigger, checkered stock with pistol grip, Lyman combination front sight and flat top sporting rear sight, 2/3 magazine, shotgun butt with rubber buttplate, inlaid in gold, $5.00 engraving, blue frame and “WINCHESTER R.A. CO. 1895”, received in warehouse May 23, 1895 and shipped same day to Order #11542, repair & return Jan. 6, 1899. It seems most likely that when this rifle was returned in 1899 it was factory refinished and the new assembly numbers stamped on tang & buttstock. Very likely the sights were changed at the same time. This rifle is pictured on p. 227 of The Book of Winchester Engraving, Wilson, and on p. 240 of Winchester Engraving, Wilson. Mr. Wilson notes that “It is likely the rifle was used as a sample or show gun.” PROVENANCE: Ex-Ivan B. Hart Collection; Ex-Wes Adams Collection. 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: Extremely fine. Overall retains virtually all of its fine, bright factory restored finish to both metal & wood showing no evidence of use since restoration. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 50412-24 (40,000-80,000) IVORY – Lot 4106

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4107

RARE AND VERY FINE SPECIAL ORDER EARLY DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 4100. Cal. 45-90. Rare deluxe ’86 with 26″ full matted rnd bbl, full magazine with German silver Rocky Mountain front sight & an unmarked 1886-style 1,000 yard ladder rear sight. Mounted with highly figured, 3X center crotch, uncheckered American walnut with “H” style checkered forearm and serpentine pistol grip stock with black insert and full checkered hard rubber buttplate. Although this buttplate is not Winchester marked there is no doubt whatsoever that it is orig to this rifle. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is stamped with the assembly number “2805”, “XXX”, “S” and “RB”. Matching assembly number is also found in the top tang channel of buttstock. Bbl address is on the top, forward of rear sight and was rolled through the matting. Caliber marking is on left side of chamber in order to accommodate the matting. Rifle is early style with spring screw that extends through the top tang. Accompanied by two Cody Firearms Museum letters, which are identical and identify this rifle in caliber 45-90 with rnd matted bbl, plain trigger, checkered stock with pistol grip, German silver Rocky Mountain front & sporting leaf rear sights, shotgun butt with rubber buttplate, received in warehouse Feb. 9, 1887 and shipped same day to Order #14698, returned & repaired Feb. 15, 1887. PROVENANCE: Ex-Wes Adams Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 96-97% strong orig blue with only light muzzle edge wear; receiver retains brilliant case colors on sides, lightly faded on right front and over the top with faint colors on belly; top tang is also fading; hammer retains bright case colors, faded on top edge; lever retains bright case colors on sides and in sheltered areas, fading to silver on outer front faces; wood is sound with a few, very minor nicks & scratches and one small rub on left side of buttstock with buttstock retaining 96-98% strong orig piano varnish; forearm retains about 75% strong orig piano varnish showing wear and turned dark on bottom rear edge. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 50412-6 (40,000-80,000) – Lot 4107

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4108

EXCELLENT DELUXE WINCHESTER 1886 SHORT RIFLE WITH CASE COLORED RECEIVER.

SN 11903. Cal. 40-65 WCF. Extra fancy deluxe Winchester sporting rifle with 20″ oct bbl with full magazine and case colored receiver with single set trigger. The extra fancy checkered pistol grip stock and forearm have a small ebony tip in pistol grip and case colored crescent buttplate. This rifle has features that are extremely uncommon and are verified by the factory letter; those items being an ivory knife blade front sight, 20″ oct bbl, and factory installed silver plate engraved with the name “John V. Rhoades”. Further research should be done on this fine rifle to find out more of its history. 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: Very fine overall condition, with much blue finish remaining on bbl and full tube magazine. Case colors on receiver have turned somewhat with a balance of plum patina at base of receiver. Hammer and lever retain much vivid case colors with typical darkening on bottom of lever. The extra fancy walnut stocks are in very fine condition with sharp checkering and only slight wear and minor bruising from use. The knife blade front sight is an extreme oddity and is in exceptionally fine condition. An extremely rare factory deluxe short rifle. 50506-48 TDW (27,500-37,500) IVORY – Lot 4108

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4109

RARE SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE CASE COLORED WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 108133. Cal. 45-70. Wonderful deluxe ’86 with 26″ oct to rnd bbl, full magazine, Lyman ivory bead hooded combination front sight, flat top rear sight and Lyman large disc tang sight with adjustable diopter. Mounted with very highly figured 2X American walnut with “H” style checkered forearm and capped pistol grip buttstock with deep fluted cheekpiece and Winchester hard rubber buttplate. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is stamped with the assembly number “1029” and “XX”. The matching assembly number is also found in top tang channel of buttstock. Accompanied by two Cody Firearms Museum letters, one dated 1989 and the other 2006, both of which identify this rifle in cal. 45-70 with half oct bbl, plain trigger, checkered pistol grip stock, “dark stock”, special sights, rubber butt and cheekpiece, received in warehouse Feb. 28, 1896 and shipped same day. This is a beautiful deluxe ’86 with an especially rare deluxe wood cheekpiece. PROVENANCE: Ex-Wes Adams Estate Collection. 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: Extremely fine, all matching. Bbl and magazine tube retain about 99% crisp orig factory blue with only faint sharp edge wear; receiver retains about 95-96% strong orig case colors, bright on sides, lightly to moderately faded over the top and lightly cleaned down the center of the belly; hammer retains strong case colors, moderately faded on top edge; lever retains bright case colors on sides and in sheltered areas, moderately to heavily faded on out face; wood is sound with a few, very minor nicks & scratches and retains most of its fine varnish finish. Sights are crisp, retaining virtually all of their orig finish, though “certifiable antique ivory” Lyman combination bead sight has been reset in it’s dovetail slot with minor tool marks and small loss to finish to bbl at slot. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, has seen very little use. 50412-3 (25,000-50,000) IVORY – Lot 4109

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4110

*STUNNING WINCHESTER 1886 STANDARD GRADE LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 119683. Cal. 45-70. 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, half-nickel front sight with set screw, 1000-yd ladder rear sight, standard receiver. Mounted with select grade straight grain walnut, uncheckered straight grip, crescent butt with trapdoor, standard rifle forend. Accompanied by Cody Firearms Museum fact sheet identifying gun as 45-70 rifle with oct bbl & plain trigger; received in warehouse Oct. 2, 1899, & shipped Oct. 7, 1899, on order no. 40352. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl retains 98-99% orig blue with some faint sharp edge wear & some minor areas of tiny surface oxidation. Receiver retains nearly all of its dark orig case colors; still carrying lacquer in protected areas, faint thinning on sharp edges & slightly fading in front half of receiver; some minor faint surface oxidation. Hammer retains virtually all of its dark orig case colors. Lever has strong dark orig colors on sides, slightly fading & blending with brown patina on bottom. Stock is sound with a few minor nicks & bruises, carrying most of its orig varnish finish. Unusual butt plate with trapdoor retains strong orig case colors. Forend has some minor bruises, some nicks & scratches, slight wear across belly, retaining most of its orig varnish finish. Forend cap retains most of its brilliant orig case colors. Mechanics are crisp with bright shiny bore, as gun looks to have had very little use. 50412-77 (25,000-50,000) C&R – Lot 4110

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4111

NEAR MINT MODEL 1886 WINCHESTER SPECIAL ORDER TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 99093. Cal. 45-90. Scarce takedown rifle with 26″ full oct bbl, full magazine, German silver blade front sight, ladder sight, and patented tang sight, blued frame with case colored lever and hammer. Mounted with X flame grain American walnut with no checkering. Buttstock exhibits case colored crescent shaped buttplate. Rifle was not disassembled, but no doubt all matching and orig. Gun appears to have seen little use if any, retaining virtually all of its orig finish, other than one small area on right side at rear of receiver as seen in photos. CONDITION: Extremely fine overall, about 99% bright orig blue is retained on bbl and magazine though several light turning marks can be found rear of magazine tube ring. Blued frame and takedown ring exhibit about 98%+ orig finish with one reduction on right rear top of receiver which has turned plum/grey. Stocks are sound and well fit, retaining virtually all of their bright polished finish with minor light bruising on forestock. Loading lever, buttplate and hammer retain most of their bright case colors. Gun is mechanically excellent with crisp rifling and a shiny bore. 50412-78 JS (25,000-50,000) – Lot 4111

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4112

SPECTACULAR DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 RIFLE WITH CASE COLORED RECEIVER.

SN 7584. Cal. 40-65 WCF. Winchester extra fancy rifle with deluxe checkered pistol grip, buttstock and forearm. Richly case colored receiver with 26″ oct bbl. Lyman front sight with folding tang sight. Case colored crescent buttplate, forend cap, hammer and finger lever. Manufactured in 1887, the second year of manufacturing for the Model 1886 rifle. Accompanied by factory letter confirming all this rifle’s special order features. CONDITION: Superb overall condition. Most all vivid case colors remain on receiver, hammer and finger lever. The factory applied lacquer still exists over most of the case colors and has turned to a slightly deft gloss. 26″ oct bbl retains virtually all finish with only a trivial loss on high points and crowns. Magazine is equally as fine with slight wear at muzzle end. The extra fancy deluxe walnut stocks retain most all of their period varnish with slight bruising from period use and are in exceptionally fine condition. The bolt retains virtually all of its bright blue as does the tang sights and trigger. A truly great example that would have a place in any great Winchester collection. 50506-47 TDW (25,000-40,000) – Lot 4112

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4113

EXTREMELY FINE SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE WINCHESTER 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 30429. Cal. 38-56 WCF, 28″ oct bbl, half magazine, Lyman ivory bead front sight, 1886-marked 1000yd ladder rear sight. Top flat of bbl marked “MANUFACTURED BY THE / WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A.” Adjacent receiver “38-56W.C.F.” Standard receiver with single set trigger and top tang equipped with Lyman peep sight, mounted with “X” walnut, checkered pistol grip, ebony insert in grip cap, crescent steel buttplate, H-style checkered forend with nose cap. Accompanied with Winchester factory letter identifying as 38-56 rifle, 28″ oct bbl, set trigger, checkered stock with pistol grip, Lyman front and rear sights, sporting leaf sight, half magazine. Received in warehouse August 30, 1889. Shipped same day on order number 1059. Inspection of lower tang reveals assembly number 3072X. Matching number can be found in top tang channel of stock and inside toe of buttplate. PROVENANCE: Ex-Randall Saba Collection; Ex-Wes Adams Collection. 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: Extremely Fine. Bbl retains 98-99% orig blue with a few minor small handling marks and just starting to show bright on sharp edges. Receiver retains 97-98% orig case colors, just starting to thin on bottom, front portion and sharp edges. There are a couple very small spots of brown surface oxidation. Hammer retains virtually all of its fine dark orig case colors with some faint silvering on left side. Lever retains strong dark orig case colors with some fine brown spotting on bottom of loop. Stock is sound with sharp crisp checkering, a few minor handling marks, retaining virtually all of its fine orig piano varnish finish. Buttplate shows good orig case colors blending with some brown patina. Stock is sound with sharp crisp checkering, a few minor handling marks and retains its fine orig piano varnish finish. Nosecap retains nearly all of its vibrant, orig case colors. Mechanics are crisp, including set trigger, bright shiny bore as gun has seen very little use. 50412-9 (25,000-50,000) IVORY – Lot 4113

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4114

STUNNING DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 WITH DOUBLE SET TRIGGERS.

SN 108120. Cal. 40-82 WCF. Case colored deluxe 1886 with 26″ full oct bbl and full magazine. Double set triggers and crescent butt. The deluxe checkered buttstock and forearm are of highly figured walnut and are a wonderful match. Case colored receiver as well as hammer, lever, forend cap and buttplate. CONDITION: Superb overall condition. Bbl and magazine tube retain most all of their blue finish with very slight wear on the high points and edges of the tapered oct bbl. Slight finish loss at end of magazine tube. The receiver retains an enormous amount of very vivid of case colored finish with typical fading at balance point and forward of loading gate. Buttplate and forend cap both retain light case colors and are very fine. Finger lever retains much case colors with slight darkening from use. Bore and mechanics are exceptional. Accompanied with a factory letter indicating all these special features and date of shipment 12-11-1896. 50506-54 TDW (20,000-35,000) – Lot 4114

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4116

EXCEEDINGLY RARE AND DESIRABLE WINCHESTER 1886 CASE COLOR DELUXE EXTRA LENGTH RIFLE.

SN 55436. Cal. 46-90 WCF. Manufactured April 1891 Deluxe Extra Fancy Model 1886 45-90 rifle with case colored receiver, hammer, lever and forend cap. Swiss butt with factory sling swivels and THIRTY inch matted bbl and full magazine. Highly figured 2X flame crotch walnut pistol grip checkered butt and forearm checkered in the H pattern. Marbles folding tang sight with sporting Lyman ivory bead blade front sight. Single set trigger with the initials “HvHG”. Accompanied with factory letter provided by The Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyoming. 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: Very fine. Much orig blue finish remaining on bbl with balance turning plum. 30″ magazine tube has somewhat turned brown. Receiver has a large amount of vivid case colors in protected areas while turning dark towards front of receiver and somewhat silvering on bottom. Hammer appears to have a large amount of case colors under years of dried grease that has remained undisturbed. Lever is as hammer with moderate case colors and pleasantly dried grease. Highly figured deluxe walnut stocks with ebony inlay at pistol grip are very fine with typical numerous small nicks and abrasions with several larger scrapes on forearm but still retain a very large amount of the orig piano varnish finish. Bore and mechanics are very good. Set trigger functioning properly. Swiss butt has mellowed to an even mustard and matting on top of bbl is very fine with typical edge wear that is found on this extra rare option. Factory documentation indicates the rifle was shipped with oct bbl, deluxe checkered pistol grip stocks, set trigger, cal 45-90, swing swivels, Swiss butt, and was shipped April 1891. There are two other dates of interest on the letter which are believed to be return and repair or possible upgrade dated May 19, 1894, and April 5, 1895. A very fine example that is uncleaned and in a pleasant state of preservation. 50506-50 TDW (20,000-30,000) IVORY – Lot 4116

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4118

*VERY FINE FACTORY ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 DELUXE TAKEDOWN RIFLE.

SN 144701. Cal. 33 WCF. 24″ rnd bbl. Half magazine with takedown feature. Blue finish. Nicely figured XX checkered American walnut stocks with shotgun butt. Factory engraved number 9 style with a vignette of a bear on left side of receiver, bordered by scroll work on front and rear, with a straight line dbl border overall, with walking punch and dot accents. Right side of receiver shows a vignette on the forward part of a big-horn ram. Loading gate is bordered with scroll decoration and the same 2-line border as left side. Top of receiver has line engraving with small scroll at forward end. Ejector port has wavy line punch dot accents. Upper tang has line scroll accent behind hammer. Tang mark is bordered by dbl line accent. Bottom of receiver also has line scroll at forward end with a half moon accent. There is a scalloped shell decoration in front of lever hinge. Breech-end of bbl has line scroll decoration. Takedown ring also has a line border. Forend cap has line scroll decoration with a border. Bbl has 2-line Winchester address rolled on left side near forend cap. Breech of bbl has “Nickel Steel Bbl especially for smokeless powder” in front of cal mark on left side. Lyman front-sight with ivory bead. Rear-sight mortise is filled with a blank. Upper tang of receiver is marked Model 1886 over Winchester over trademark. SN is stamped behind lever on lower tang. Patent marks are stamp under lever. Lower tang has assembly no. “613” followed by “XX”. Upper tang shows “17” in front of a triangle proof. Upper tang mortise of buttstock shows assembly no. “613”. Hard rubber buttplate is not marked. Accompanying this rifle is a Cody Firearms Museum Letter dated September 16, 2008, showing rifle, 33 cal, rnd bbl, plain trigger, fancy checkered stock, Lyman front and rear sights, blank in rear seat, half magazine, shotgun butt with rubber buttplate, takedown, and engraved $4.00 number 9, substitute vignette no. 3 and no. 12. Showing shipment on July 6, 1908. Order no. 153856B. 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: Very fine, with a very professional, possibly factory restored finish overall. Bbl retains 95% blue finish that is drifting to a plumb-brown to forward-end with some slight muzzle wear. All marks and engraving are sharp. Bore is slightly frosty with strong rifling. Magazine and takedown ring also show 90+% blue finish. Receiver shows 90% blue finish with sharp engraving, sharp markings, and a few slight scratches overall. Bolt shows 80% slightly faded blue with some cleaning marks. Hammer shows vivid case color overall, slightly faded on top with sharp checkering. Lever shows vivid case color in protected areas turning a smooth silver-brown patina on outer edge. Stocks are very good, full-sized, with sharp checkering. Stocks retain nearly all of dull varnish finish with slight handling marks overall. Buttstock shows a couple of small repairs at toe. Varnish finish has been professionally refreshed. Forend shows orig varnish finish with some loss on left side. A very attractive factory engraved Model 1886 rifle with many special features that has had a very professional, possibly factory restoration. 50936-3 TEP (20,000-30,000) C&R; IVORY – Lot 4118

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4119

SPECTACULAR DELUXE WINCHESTER 1886 SPECIAL ORDER RIFLE.

SN 69336. Cal. 45-90 WCF. Model 1886 deluxe rifle with rare extra heavy 22″ oct bbl. Blue finish with case colored receiver and highly figured checkered pistol grip buttstock with 13″ length of pull and trap in butt for cleaning rod. Matching deluxe checked forearm. Rifle is mounted with lyman tang sight,folding mid sight and folding Beech front sight. Equipped with single set trigger and is accompanied with correct 4-pc cleaning rod. CONDITION: Superb overall condition, with much blue finish remaining on bbl and tube magazine. The highly figured deluxe stocks are very fine condition with typical light wear at balance point on forearm and several small areas of light bruising on butt stock. The case colored receiver has limited amounts of case coloring in protected areas with balance having turned somewhat grey. Folding front Beech sight has most of its gold plate remaining and functions properly. Folding rear tang sight functions properly and is consistent in coloring with balance of rifle. Buttplate has very minor spotting with balance having silvered. The bore and mechanics, inclusive of the set trigger, are exceptionally fine. Attached with this rifle is a factory letter verifying all these special features and shipment date of 8-6-1892. 50506-52 TDW (17,500-27,500) – Lot 4119

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4120

SUPERB WINCHESTER 1886 DELUXE EXTRA FANCY RIFLE CALIBER 45-90.

SN 4962. Cal. 45-90 WFC. Case colored deluxe extra fancy 1886 Winchester rifle with 26″ full oct bbl and full magazine. Second year of manufacture 1887 with sporting ivory bead front sight and full buckhorn sporting rear sight. Highly figured select walnut stocks with checkered pistol grip and checkered forearm done in the H pattern. Pistol grip has traditional small ebony inlay and buttstock is fitted with the early thick patterned crescent buttplate. Factory equipped with single set trigger. Case colored receiver, crescent buttplate, forend cap, hammer and finger lever. Bbl has traditional early 2-line address forward of rear sight “-MANUFACTURED BY THE-/WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN, CONN. U.S.A.-“. Chamber marked with traditional “45-90 W.C.F.” caliber marking. There are no violent proofs on receiver or bbl. Accompanied by factory documentation from The Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyoming, in the form of a factory letter. 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: Exceptionally fine overall condition, this second year production 1886 is in a very fine state of preservation with most factory blue finish remaining on bbl and magazine with slight wear at muzzle and crowns of oct flats. Magazine band has turned rather plum in appearance. Magazine tube shows very slight finish loss at muzzle end and thinning of finish on left side just forward of forend cap. Receiver retains most vivid case coloring on loading gate side with silvering occurring at the confluence of receiver and right side of forearm. Left side of receiver has strong traces of case coloring with slight staining at forward end. Bottom of frame has somewhat silvered with slight darkening towards bottom of forearm. Tang which has the early single line marking “-MODEL 1886-” has strong case colors in protected areas around hammer with balance towards tang screw turning rather plum. Crescent buttplate is mostly silvered with shadows of case coloring remaining. The highly figured deluxe pistol grip buttstock is very fine with most finish remaining with typical loss at wrist from handling and use. Numerous period small bruises and scratches are evident but more so on left side. Deluxe checkered forearm retains approximately half of the factory varnish with finish loss and checkering wear in central area and on bottom. Bore and mechanics are exceptional and single set trigger is functioning properly. A very fine overall condition second year of manufacture extra fancy deluxe Model 1886. 50506-46 TDW (17,500-27,500) IVORY – Lot 4120

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4121

SUPERB DELUXE 1886 WINCHESTER RIFLE CALIBER 45-90.

SN 62753. Cal. 45-90 WCF. Winchester Model 1886 deluxe rifle with 26″ round bbl. Case colored receiver, hammer, buttplate, forend cap and finger lever. Exceptional deluxe checkered pistol grip, buttstock and forearm are of the finest highly figured walnut with deluxe gloss finish. Lyman front sight with folding tang sight and buckhorn rear sight. Rifle configuration is verified by accompanying factory letter. Rifle was shipped 10-17-1891. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine overall condition, with most all blue finish remaining on bbl and tube. Very minimal amount of muzzle wear and several very minor blemishes. The highly figured deluxe walnut stocks are in superb condition with no cracks, only light wear at balance point and several very minor bruises from period use and several very minor scratches in the forearm that are of period. Bore and mechanics are exceptionally fine. Receiver is very fine with vivid case colors with slight thinning and wear at balance point. Hammer and finger lever retain a tremendous amount of their vivid case colors with thinning on bottom of lever as to be expected from carry. Crescent buttplate and forend cap also retain case colors and look very good. A very fine deluxe 1886 rifle. 50506-51 TDW (15,000-25,000) – Lot 4121

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4122

*EXTREMELY RARE SEMI-DELUXE WINCHESTER BIG 50 TAKE-DOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 145020. Cal. 50 Express (50-110). Blue finish with 26″ rnd bbl, half-magazine take-down with express front sight and platinum line 3-leaf express sight in the rear seat. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with standard forearm and uncheckered, capped pistol grip stock with crescent buttplate. Buttstock & forend cap have sling eyes. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is marked with the assembly number “653” and a “0” and an “F”. Matching assembly number is also found in top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. The recess in the buttstock, under the buttplate, contains one orig “WRACO” 50-110 WHV cartridge wrapped in a strip of old muslin. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle in Cal. 50 Express with rnd nickel steel bbl, 4-cartridge magazine, take-down, plain trigger, plain wood, pistol grip stock, sling eyes, “Winchester High Velocity”, received in warehouse March 25, 1909 and shipped the same day with one other Model 1886 to order number 197064. These big bore rifles were extremely popular in the Rocky Mountain region, Northwest Territories & Alaska as well India and in Africa for extremely large game. They usually are found with shotgun buttplate as it is fairly well known that the severe recoil of this Cal. was very punishing with a crescent buttplate. PROVENANCE: Ex-Mike Ginn Collection. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching. Bbl & magazine tube retain 95-96% strong orig blue with slight muzzle end wear, some minor chemical spotting & a couple of small spots of rust. Receiver retains about 80% orig blue showing wear on the bottom, over the receiver ring & top rear edges, with some light flaking on the sides. Bbl extension retains strong traces orig blue with the balance a grey patina. Lever & hammer retain muted case colors, turned silver/gray on top edge of hammer and outer faces of the lever with small areas of staining & pinprick pitting. Buttplate is a grey patina. Buttstock has an longitudinal 3″ crack repaired by the top tang, otherwise wood is sound with a number of light nicks & dings and a series of scratches on the buttstock. Stocks retain most of an old restored varnish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. Cartridge is fine. 50142-16 (15,000-20,000) C&R – Lot 4122

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4123
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STUNNING WINCHESTER DELUXE CASE COLOR 1886 RIFLE.

SN 68503. Cal. 40-65. 22″ full oct bbl with full magazine. Case color receiver, hammer, finger lever, forend cap and crescent buttplate. 2-pc deluxe checkered 2-3X flame center cut crotch walnut pistol grip stocks with crescent butt. Lyman sporting blade front sight with sporting rear sight and Marbles folding rear tang sight. Masterfully restored by Turnbull Mfg. and Restoration Co. to an exhibition standard. CONDITION: 22″ bbl properly marked with a 2-line Winchester address on top flat with “40-65 WCF” chamber marking on left bbl flat to rear of rear sight. Bbl and magazine tube are as new with no finish loss whatsoever. The polish and bluing is as if Winchester themselves had done it yesterday. The vivid and bold case colored receiver, finger lever, hammer, forend cap and crescent butt have rich reds and vivid blues in their coloring structure with a somewhat straw finished background. The colors resemble an appearance of oil on water. All these illustrious case colors are lacquer finished as Winchester did in 1892 when this rifle was originally manufactured. the 2-3X flame center cut crotch walnut is checkered in the Winchester H pattern and is finished to its highest level with an extra piano finish, capturing the golden era of Winchester manufacturing and creating a piece of mechanical art. 51005-4 TDW (15,000-20,000) – Lot 4123

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4124
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SPECTACULAR DELUXE WINCHESTER 1886 CASE COLORED WITH MATTED BARREL.

SN 59282. Manufacture 1891 with 26″ rnd matted bbl and button magazine. Case color receiver, finger lever, hammer and forend cap. Extra fancy checkered pistol grip stocks with shotgun butt. Mounted with Lyman tang sight as well as folding express rear sight and sporting front. CONDITION: As new as restored by Turnbull Restorations. The perfectly performed bluing and matted bbl are as new with no evidence of wear or distress. The 2-line Winchester address properly rolled in the matting is executed to perfection. The “45-90 WCF” cal. marking is crisp. The vivid case colors which are full of reds/blues setting on a semi-straw background are as if done by Winchester themselves in the 1890’s. All color and lacquer are perfect with no imperfections that can be found. All screwheads are flawless with no tool markings. The 2-3X flame center cut crotch walnut stocks are exceptionally well restored and checkered in Winchester’s own H pattern with small trademark ebony inlay at pistol grip. A small repair on forward section of comb has been done to the orig stocks and blended masterfully. All brilliant piano varnish finish is intact and as new. A perfect restoration to the highest degree. 51005-7 TDW (12,500-17,500) – Lot 4124

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4125

*RARE WINCHESTER 1886 DELUXE 50 EXPRESS TAKEDOWN RIFLE.

SN 149072. Cal. 50 Express. Extremely rare big bore takedown deluxe with 26″ round matted bbl with 3-leaf folding express sights. Mounted with 2X flame grained center cut crotch walnut checkered pistol grip deluxe stocks with shotgun butt. Blue finish with case color hammer and lever and half magazine takedown option. It has been estimated that there are less than 250 Winchester rifles manufactured in this cal. with these options. CONDITION: Overall condition is very fine. Rifle manufactured in 1906 with most of its deep Winchester blue finish remaining on matted round barrel with slight muzzle wear and several very small areas of distress from takedown lever and on bottom of barrel which is so very common in half magazine rifles. The receiver and receiver extension are very fine, with finish turning somewhat plum on upper edge over top of loading gate and on bottom of receiver from hand carry. Typical thinning of finish on high points over chamber and outer edges of receiver flats. Tang has typical loss of finish turning mellow plum. All screws are exceptionally fine, with little or no evidence of having any tool damage. Most screwheads have somewhat silvered and lost their fire blue finish. Case colored hammer and lever have strong colors remaining with typical high point finish wear but are very fine. The deluxe extra finish stocks have numerous very small bruises and light scratching but retain virtually all of their piano varnish finish. The rifle overall is quite stunning and very appealing as a big bore express rifle with matted barrel. 51033-28 TDW (12,000-20,000) C&R – Lot 4125

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4126

SUPERB CASE COLORED ANTIQUE WINCHESTER 1886 RIFLE.

SN 77663. Cal. 45-70. 26″ oct bbl with nickel silver bladed sporting front sight and “1886” dated sporting folding staff rear sight. Bbl has traditional 2-line Winchester address on top bbl flat. Marked “45-70″ on top flat over chamber. Case colored receiver, hammer, finger lever, buttplate and forend cap. 2-pc nicely figured walnut stocks with crescent butt. Manufactured 1893 and is accompanied with factory letter verifying this configuration. CONDITION: Fine overall condition, with much factory blue finish remaining with several areas of finish loss now turning plum on muzzle of bbl and 12″ from muzzle on right side bbl flats. All corners of oct flats are sharp and fine. Full length tube magazine has slight pitting encompassing the last 4”, but has aged very well and now is rather plum overall. Case colored solid receiver has strong vivid case colors with area of darkening and light pitting on right side of receiver above loading gate assembly. Left side of receiver and top of chamber are excellent with vivid case colors and much factory lacquer remaining with some very minor lacquer loss and several very small areas of slight pitting. Upper and lower tangs are exceptionally fine with most all slightly fading case colors remaining. Walnut forearm is very fine with several small bruises on right hand side that are now slightly oil darkened but most all factory varnish remains. Buttstock very fine with several small bruises at wrist and several compression scratches towards crescent butt. An area of oil staining is present surrounding upper tang and climbing onto comb. This is a very pleasant and fine overall antique 1886 rifle with excellent bore and mechanics. 51033-1 TDW (10,000-18,000) – Lot 4126

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4127

WINCHESTER SECOND MODEL 1886 OCTAGON BARREL FULL MAGAZINE TAKEDOWN RIFLE WITH SHOTGUN BUTTPLATE.

SN 102016. Cal. 45-90. 26″ oct bbl. Full magazine with takedown feature. Blue finish. Straight grained American walnut stocks with hard rubber shotgun buttplate. Bbl shows standard 2-line Winchester address rolled on top. German silver blade front-sight sporting rear-sight. Cal mark at breech-end. Receiver has Model 1886 marked on upper tang with lines on either side. SN is stamped on lower tang behind lower lever. No assembly nos. were observed. Buttstock has Winchester type sling swivel base installed in stock. This is not a factory installation. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl and magazine tube show a considerable amount of blue finish, mostly drifting to a smooth plumb-brown patina with only slight scratches. magazine tube shows takedown rotation marks. Markings are sharp. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Receiver retains 80% bright blue finish with some light scratches overall and wear at forward end near takedown ring. Loading gate shows a generous amount of fire-blue. All receiver markings are sharp. Hammer shows a considerable amount of case color vivid on left side. Lever also shows most of the dulling case color that is blended with a silver-gray patina. Color is also more vivid on left side. Stocks are fine, full-sized, and retain nearly all the varnish finish with some very light handling marks. Forend shows nice figure. Swivel mount in buttstock is of the Winchester type, but was installed later. Swivel mount has a crusty brown patina. Buttplate is fine with sharp checkering and a crisp logo. Forend cap retains 80% blue with a few scratches and high point wear. A very fine Winchester 86 rifle in a very desirable cal and configuration. Manufactured in 1895. 51087-14 TEP (8,500-12,000) – Lot 4127

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4128

*EXTREMELY FINE WINCHESTER 1886 SEMI-DELUXE TAKEDOWN LIGHTWEIGHT RIFLE.

SN 122707. Cal. 45-70 WCF. Manufactured in 1900 with 22″ lightweight tapered bbl and half magazine. Winchester Semi-Deluxe Takedown with Lyman folding tang sight, folding rear sporting sight, Lyman patent ivory bead and checkered pistol grip stock with Winchester hard rubber buttplate. Blue finish overall with case colored hammer and lever and plain trigger. Winchester hard rubber pistol grip cap. PROVENANCE: Remarkable William Larkin Moore Private Estate Collection of Fine Sporting Arms. 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: Extremely fine overall condition, with most all blue finish remaining on bbl and magazine. Vivid case colors remain on hammer and lever with light silvering at bottom of lever from period use. High polish commercial blue finish remains on most of the receiver with the exception of balance point from minor use. 2-pc select walnut stocks are properly factory checkered and retain most of their factory varnish with slight wear from handling on bottom of forearm and edges of butt. Bore and mechanics are exceptional. Bbl is marked with traditional 2-line address forward of sight and the early nickel steel marking left side of chamber. This is an extremely fine and desirable extra lightweight takedown configuration and typically when found have been hard used. 50594-68 TDW (7,500-12,500) C&R; IVORY – Lot 4128

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4129
Revised: 9/19/2016

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STUNNING TURNBULL RESTORATION WINCHESTER 1886 CASE COLOR SADDLE RING CARBINE.

SN 113618. Cal. 38-56. 22″ carbine bbl with traditional 2-line Winchester address and marked “38-56 WCF” over chamber. Carbine blade front sight and carbine folding staff sporting rear sight. Case colored receiver, hammer, finger lever and carbine butt with blue saddle ring and stud. 2-pc fine straight grained American walnut stocks. CONDITION: Spectacular overall condition, with deep rust blue bbl and full length magazine with no trace of wear or distress. The factory style highly polished charcoaled blue bbl bands are perfect with no signs of wear or distress. The case colored receiver, finger lever, hammer and buttplate are as only Turnbull Restorations can do with the most vivid of colors which perfectly emulate Winchester’s own. The condition is as new with all varnish remaining and no signs of distress. The walnut stocks are beautifully varnished in the traditional Winchester fashion with all sharp corners with no material loss and are fitted excellently. Charcoal blue trigger, saddle ring, saddle ring stud and rear sight are appropriately colored and are exceptional. A beautiful example of restoration being done to its highest standard. Manufactured 1897. 51005-11 TDW (7,500-9,500) – Lot 4129

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4130

SPECTACULAR WINCHESTER 1886 CASE COLORED SPORTING RIFLE.

SN 101415. Cal. 45-90 WCF. Manufactured 1895 with full oct 26″ bbl and full magazine. Case colored receiver, hammer, lever, crescent buttplate and forend cap. Varnished 2-pc walnut stocks and bbl is mounted with sporting front sight with nickel silver blade and traditional Model 28 sporting rear sight. Accompanied is a factory letter indicating this configuration on date of shipment of June 27, 1895. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine overall condition, with most bright and vivid case colors remaining on receiver, hammer and forend cap. Bbl and magazine tube retain virtually all factory finish with only the slightest traces of edge wear at high points. Case colored crescent buttplate and finger lever both have strong traces of color remaining with balance having somewhat silvered. Bolt and loading gate both retain virtually all of their bright factory finish. Bore and mechanics are exceptional. All screwheads are very fine with no signs of distress or tampering. Walnut stocks retain virtually all of their period varnish finish with only the most minor traces of period use. This is a fine and exceptional example of the traditional 1886 rifle. 50506-53 TDW (6,000-10,000) – Lot 4130

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4131

*RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LINE GUN.

SN 154404A. Cal. 45-70 SB. 14″ bbl. Blue finish. Straight grain American walnut stocks with crescent buttplate. Bbl shows a 2-line Winchester address rolled on forward left flat. No front-sight. Blade-sight mounted in mortise 5″ in front of receiver. No rear sight. Breech-end of bbl is marked “45-70” on left flat. WP proof in circle on top flat in front of receiver. Upper tang reads Model 1886 over Winchester over trademark. SN is stamped on lower tang behind lever. Stock is stamped on left side “CG Edenton NC”. This rifle is listed by SN on the BATF list of weapons removed from the NFA as collectors items and classified as Curio or Relics under the GCA. CONDITION: Very good to fine, for this model. Bbl retains 50% blue finish that is drifting to a plumb-brown with high point wear and a few dents and scratches. Markings are sharp. Bore is frosty with some stains. Magazine tube retains 60-70% blue finish with a few scratches. Receiver shows 30% blue with some staining and light pitting on left forward side. Screws are not molested. Markings are sharp and clear. Hammer and lever show a considerable amount of finish with some light rust stains that would be expected for this type of gun. Trigger also shows rust stain overall. Stocks are very good, full-sized, and retain nearly all of oil finish, with a few scratches and dents. Mark on buttstock is clear. An opportunity to obtain a very rare example of a Winchester Model 86 Linegun in far above average condition, which is directly associated with the United States Coast Guard. 50974-2 TEP (6,000-8,000) C&R – Lot 4131

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4132

*1886 WINCHESTER 45-70 OCTAGON RIFLE.

SN 130517. Cal. 45-70. Manufactured in 1903, octagon barrel caliber 45-70 with full magazine, blue receiver with case color hammer and lever, and 2-pc walnut stocks with crescent butt. 23″ oct bbl with Watson sporting front sight and D.W. King sporting rear sight. Traditional 2-line Winchester address on top bbl flat with “45-70” cal. marking at rear bbl on top flat. Blue receiver with tang marked “-Model 1886-“. 2-pc straight grain walnut stocks with standard forend cap and crescent butt. Factory letter included indicating rifle was returned to the factory in 1908. Consignor’s notes state that the gun was sent back to the factory for shortening of the barrel. CONDITION: Good as having been modified. Oct bbl and magazine tube have been shortened to a length of 23”. Minor finish loss on corners of bbl flats with thinning of finish towards muzzle with balance turning plum. Magazine tube with replacement magazine guide have been finished in a plum brown finish. Forend cap has had a 1/8″ sling swivel stud brazed into place. Receiver retains approximately one-third of its bright factory blue with thinning on bottom of receiver, as well as finish loss on high points of upper edges of receiver with upper tang having been worn silver. Balance of finish on receiver has turned somewhat plum with silvering at high points. Crescent butt is brown overall. Case colored hammer and lever have traces of case color in protected areas with balance having turned silver. Buttstock having been sanded and refinished at some previous point and having evidence of a fracture in the upper wrist area that has been repaired and is quite stable. Wood loss is evident along upper tang on left side and at confluence of stock with receiver on right. Bore has strong rifling with small areas of darkness in grooves. Mechanics are crisp and tight. 51033-2 (8,000-12,000) C&R – Lot 4132

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4133

*A WONDERFUL HISTORIC PAIR OF RIFLES THAT WERE THE PROPERTY OF THOMAS M. PRINGLE WHO WAS A SHARP SHOOTER WITH THE BUFFALO BILL WILD WEST SHOW WHOSE STAGE NAME WAS T.H. FORD. PAIR CONSISTS OF A FACTORY PRESENTATION MARLIN 92 FACTORY ENGRAVED RIFLE AND A WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 SMOOTH BORE RIFLE WITH FULL SILVER FINISH.

SN 123275 / 262395. 1) Cal. 22. 24″ half rnd half oct bbl. Blue and case color finish. Nicely figured checkered walnut stocks with pistol grip. Engraving, although not mentioned on the letter is definitely of the factory style. Left side of receiver has a circular vignette with an image of a squirrel in a tree eating an acorn. Vignette is surrounded by vine scroll work with a very fine punch dot background. Bolt is line engraved. Engraving has a line and punch dot border. Right side of receiver has vine and floral motif engraving also with a fine punch dot background. Top of receiver has vine scroll on forward end with line engraving accenting the Marlin safety mark. Triangular accents are seen around hammer ending in line scroll border. Upper tang mark is also bordered with line scroll. Upper tang screw has sunburst accents. Bottom of receiver also shows diamond accent with vine scrolling. Bbl shows 2-line Marlin address rolled in front of rear-sight. Front-sight is a fine blade. Rear-sight is unique with a fine notch and is tilted to rear. Breech end of bbl has line scroll engraving with fine line accents. Top of bbl is engraved “Compliments of” at rear of rnd section in front of Marlin address. No cal mark. Forend cap has line borders with circular accents. Upper tang of receiver is marked Model 1892. Top of receiver is marked Marlin Safety with finials. SN is stamped on bottom of receiver at forward end. Stocks show a fine varnish finish with nicely figured wood and diamond pattern checkering. Accompanying this rifle is a Cody Firearms Museum Letter confirming cal, half oct bbl, pistol grip, and showing shipment on October 15, 1895. No mention is made of the engraving, but engraving is, in the opinion of this cataloger, 100% orig, as is the “Compliments of” engraving on bbl. This rifle is accompanied by a notarized affidavit from Lydia Harris dated December 31, 1987, in which she states “that she is the grandaughter of Thomas M. Pringle and that this rifle, mentioned by SN, was his personal gun that he used in exhibition shooting”. 2) Cal. 32 WCF. Smooth Bore. 24″ oct bbl. Full magazine. Full silver finish with XX checkered walnut stocks with pistol grip and hard rubber shotgun butt. Bbl shows standard 2-line Winchester address rolled in front of rear-sight with cal mark at breech-end and a WP proof in an oval. Front-sight is of the sheard type made by Marble. Rear-sight is sporting style with sliding elevation adjustment. Receiver is marked Model 1892 over Winchester over trademark on upper tang. There is a WP proof at forward top of receiver. SN is stamped on forward bottom of receiver. Assembly no. “20946” is stamped on left side of lower tang followed by “XX” and “R”. Upper tang mortise of buttstock also shows assembly no. “20946”. Buttplate is not marked. This rifle is accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum Letter dated February 24, 2004. Letter states rifle, 32 cal, oct smooth bore bbl, plain trigger, checkered stock with pistol grip, Lyman Jack front-sight, shotgun butt with rubber buttplate, and full silver plated. Shipment was on April 29, 1905. Order number 7807, with a return and repair on January 27, 1910. Order number 28244. This rifle is accompanied by a notarized affidavit from Lydia Harris dated December 31, 1987, in which she states “that she is the grandaughter of Thomas M. Pringle and that this rifle, mentioned by SN, was his personal gun that he used in exhibition shooting”. CONDITION: 1) Very fine. Bbl shows 80% dull blue finish with a few handling marks and slight muzzle wear. All markings and engraving are sharp. Bore is bright with sharp rifling. Magazine tube shows a plumb-brown patina with traces of blue in protected areas. Receiver engraving is sharp and crisp. Receiver shows generous traces of case color in protected areas at front end rear of frame and on lower tang under lever. All receiver markings are sharp. Stocks are very fine and retain nearly all orig varnish finish with only slight handling marks. This is a very well maintained rifle that belonged to a professional shooter. 2) Very fine. Bbl retains 90% of orig silver finish turning a pleasing black patina with only some high point wear and a few light scratches. Bbl marks are sharp. Bore is slightly frosty and very clean. Magazine tube retains a generous amount of silver finish, blending with some plumb-brown patina on bottom. Receiver retains 80% silver finish that has turned a black patina on left side, around trigger, on bolt and around hammer. Right side of receiver has a speckled appearance. Lever also retains almost all the silver finish that has speckled with black patina in protected areas. Hammer retains almost all of silver finish that has turned a dark black patina. Trigger shows black patina finish overall. Stocks are fine and retain nearly all of varnish finish with some handling marks, especially on right side of buttstock. Checkering is sharp. Hard rubber buttplate is very good with a few small scratches and dents, with a sharp Winchester logo. Pistol grip cap is very good with sharp markings and a nicely engraved screw. Forend cap retains 80% speckled silver finish with some black patina blended in. NOTE: These rifles are accompanied by a ream of rock solid provenance that substantiates the claims made in the Affidavit by Lydia Harris. Both rifles also show ample evidence of their use by a professional shooter. 50677-4 TEP (30,000-50,000) C&R – Lot 4133

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4134

*VERY FINE EXTRA FANCY WINCHESTER DELUXE TAKE-DOWN 1892 RIFLE.

SN 166683. Cal. 25-20 WCF. Extra fancy deluxe Model 1892 with 24″ oct bbl, double set triggers and deluxe extra fancy checkered pistol grip stocks with crescent buttplate and takedown option. Manufactured 1903 and is accompanied with a copy of factory letter verifying this configuration. CONDITION: Very fine overall with superb, highly figured extra finish stocks. Most vivid case color finish remains on hammer and lever. Oct bbl and full length magazine retain much of their factory finish but have suffered some loss of finish on left hand side from evident poor storage at some previous time. Receiver retains as well much factory high polished blue finish, however, has several areas of finish loss with light pitting from corrosion from a previous time. Double set triggers are an extreme rarity on the Model 1892 and these function properly and with ease. Bore and mechanics are exceptional. A very fine deluxe 1892. 50506-57 TDW (10,000-15,000) – Lot 4134

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4135

*RARE DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 SADDLE RING CARBINE.

SN 928254. Cal. 38 WCF (38-40). Wonderful special order deluxe carbine with 20″ rnd bbl, ivory bead square base front sight and carbine ladder rear sight. It has half magazine with bbl band and a staple & ring in left side of receiver. Top tang is mounted with a Lyman large loop tang sight. Carbine is mounted with about 3X, center crotch, flame grain American walnut with “H” style checkered forearm and straight stock with Winchester embossed hard rubber buttplate that has turned chocolate. Left side of lower tang, under the wood is stamped “00” and top tang channel of buttstock is marked “94”. Special order ’92 carbines are rare and deluxe versions are extremely rare and late manufactured models are notoriously irregular in the assembly markings on the tang and wood. PROVENANCE: Dr. Edmund Lewis Collection 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: Extremely fine. Overall retains most of its strong orig factory finish with a few light freckles on bbl, magazine cap, bbl band and left side of receiver. Right side of receiver has some light surface mars that may clean. Bolt has a few light freckles of finish loss and there is some faint thinning on bottom of receiver. Lever is flaked, not worn, and retain about 85% strong orig blue with loss areas a medium to dark patina. Wood fits perfectly and overall retains virtually all of its brilliant piano varnish finish with a few light nicks & scratches. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, possibly unfired retaining most of blue on the bolt face. 50412-76 (8,000-12,000) C&R; IVORY – Lot 4135

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4136

EXCEPTIONALLY RARE ANTIQUE WINCHESTER 1892 DELUXE SHORT RIFLE CALIBER 44 WCF.

SN 45133. Cal. 44 WCF. Extra fancy deluxe special order 1892 short rifle manufactured in 1895. 16″ rnd bbl with 2-line Winchester address on top forward of rear sight. Lyman patent ivory bead front sight. Blue receiver with smooth steel shotgun butt. Special order 2-3X flame center cut crotch walnut stocks are checkered in the Winchester H pattern. This extremely rare 1892 short rifle is completely documented by factory records and is accompanied by a letter from the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, WY. 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: Very fine as refinished, with most all blue finish remaining on bbl with very slight muzzle wear and several very small areas of finish loss in and around the address area. The receiver retains most all finish with a small area of loss just forward of ejection port and two extremely small spots of finish loss to the rear of loading gate. The extra fancy 7-5/8″ deluxe forearm has numerous small light bruises and scratches that appear to be period but have no substantial damage or material loss and still retains most of its deluxe piano varnish finish. The buttstock has numerous small bruises and very light scratches all of which appear to be period. The brilliant flamed grain structure retains virtually all factory deluxe piano varnish finish while checkering has extremely light wear is still sharp with no substantial damage or crushing. An important and exceedingly rare 1892 Winchester with documentation that indicates the rifle was returned on two occasions and once it was returned for rework in 1897. Possibility of this refinish being factory work is quite strong. 51033-33 TDW (8,000-12,000) IVORY – Lot 4136

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4137

*VERY FINE ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 92 RIFLE CALIBER 32-20.

SN 586943. Cal. 32 WCF. 24″ oct bbl with full magazine, plain trigger and crescent butt. Mounted with sporting rear sight and nickel bladed sporting front sight. 2-pc walnut stocks. Dual game scene engraved receiver in the Winchester factory style 9 pattern which consists of the rnd vignette of a running white-tailed buck on the left side and a standing white-tailed buck on the right side. Both vignettes are surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns with fine pearled background and snake and dot border patterns with identical border patterns on top and bottom edges of receiver. Foliate arabesque patterns are also on the top tang and receiver ring with arabesque patterns on all 3 flats over the chamber area. Foliate arabesque patterns are also on the forend cap, heel of buttplate, and all 5 flats around muzzle and front sight. This pattern is observed on the Models 86, 92 and 94, and is pictured and referenced in the fine book, The Book of Winchester Engraving by R. L. Wilson, p. 240. CONDITION: Very good overall, with a very pleasing plum brown patina over most of receiver and magazine. The bbl has a fair amount of faded blue finish in protected areas. Balance is worn slightly bright but shows great character. The 2-pc walnut stocks are quite fine with much factory finish remaining with a reasonable amount of darkening and light bruising at leading edges of buttstock and forearm. The bore is rather dark, however, has strong rifling. Mechanics are excellent and solid. A very attractive engraved 1892 Winchester that has been used and enjoyed and has wonderful eye appeal. 50506-58 TDW (7,500-12,500) C&R – Lot 4137

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4138

*RARE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER 1892 TRAPPER LENGTH SHORT RIFLE.

SN 848155. Cal. 44 WCF. 16″ rapid taper short rifle bbl with full magazine. Bbl address forward of rear sight offset to left appropriately. Cal. designation “44 WCF” off to left side with strong Winchester proof on top of chamber. 7-1/2″ short rifle forearm with magazine ferrule properly placed central between forearm stock cap and end of magazine tube. Blue finish overall with 2-pc short rifle walnut stocks with crescent butt. Manufactured 1917 with sporting solid blade front sight and appropriate sporting rear sight. Tang is marked “Model 1892 Winchester” with trademark information below. CONDITION: Very fine overall as refinished. Retains most all blue finish on 16″ bbl with magazine finish slightly thinning. Receiver retains much of its later applied finish that is starting to turn indicating that the finish work was done many years prior. Walnut crescent buttstock has been lightly sanded and is evident at confluence of wrist and receiver with very slight rounding of wood at top of crescent buttplate. Applied finish is exceptional and could easily be mistakened for factory. Hidden and almost indiscernible is a stamped property mark or cartouche in left side of butt that is not legible enough to be identified and further investigation could prove fruitful. The appropriate 7-1/2″ short rifle/trapper carbine length forearm had been lightly refinished with great attention as to not remove too much material or rnd edges. Slight bruising and distress is evident at forward left side and rear right side of which the application of a more contemporary finish has been applied and covered up. Bore is bright and sharp. Mechanics are crisp and tight. A wonderful little special order 1892 trapper length short rifle. Although refinished is an extreme rarity and should be appreciated. 51033-22 TDW (5,000-10,000) C&R – Lot 4138

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4139

*EXCEPTIONALLY FINE WINCHESTER 1892 RIFLE CALIBER 44 WCF.

SN 573455. Cal. 44 WCF. Manufactured in 1910 with 24″ rnd bbl, 2-line Winchester address forward of rear sight, and 2-pc varnished walnut stocks. Blue finished receiver with richly case colored hammer, lever and buttplate. Plain trigger with sporting adjustable semi-buckhorn rear sight and sporting front sight with nickel blade. CONDITION: Spectacular overall condition, with only the slightest traces of finish loss on bbl and magazine. The areas of loss are at the extreme corners of muzzle and edges of magazine. Forend cap has suffered very light finish flaking from age, not distress or abuse. Receiver is extremely fine with several very slight blemishes on high points and a tiny amount of flaking at balance point below the SN. The case colored hammer, lever and buttplate have excellent case colors overall with very slight thinning on bottom of lever from typical light handling. 2-pc factory varnished rifle stocks are exceptionally fine with some very minor period bruising from storage and 2 or 3 very small period scratches. A very slight amount of material loss from the point of confluence of frame and right side of stock wrist appears to be very old and done during the period. This is an extremely fine 1892 rifle in the most desirable caliber and would be a splendid addition to any sophisticated Winchester collection. 50506-55 TDW (5,000-8,000) C&R – Lot 4139

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4140

PRIME SECOND YEAR PRODUCTION ANTIQUE WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 35542. Cal. 32 WCF. 24″ oct bbl, blue/case colored finish, walnut stock. Manufactured in 1893, the second year of production, this Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Rifle features a brass blade front sight and adjustable sporting rear sight. 2-pc walnut stocks with crescent buttplate. Case colored hammer, lever and buttplate. CONDITION: Stellar overall condition. This rifle retains most all of its factory bright blue finish with some light spotting on the forend cap and bottom of the receiver. The sides of the receiver show some high edge wear. The lever and buttplate retain most all of the vivid case colors, beginning to darken on the right side. The wood is excellent with most all varnish finish and overall a few minor dings and handling marks. The markings are crisp and clear. The bore and mechanics are excellent. 50506-56 TDW (5,000-8,000) – Lot 4140

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4141
Revised: 10/4/2016

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*VERY FINE WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 SPECIAL ORDER SEMI-DELUXE SADDLE RING CARBINE.

SN 933542. Cal. 25-20. Manufactured 1924 with 22″ tapered rnd bbl and full magazine. Carbine pinned blade front sight with folding carbine sporting rear sight and Lyman folding adjustable tang sight. Blue finish overall with semi-deluxe pistol grip stock with Winchester grip cap and carbine steel buttplate. With saddle ring staple and ring. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine overall with most all finish remaining on bbl and tubular magazine. Very slight edge wear at muzzle and at forward end of magazine. Slight finish loss exists at high points of magazine ferrule and bbl band. Receiver retains most of its factory finish with typical thinning on bottom of receiver at balance point and top leading edges of both left and right receiver flats. Lever and hammer both retain most of their factory finish with typical light wear on sides from use. Forearm is very fine with several small compression dents and minor scratches that are lightly oil stained. Semi-deluxe pistol grip buttstock has several small scratches at right side of wrist and numerous small compressions towards toe of buttstock. Hard rubber pistol grip cap is very fine with no chips or distress. Buttplate has minor loss at both toe and heel with approximately two-thirds of finish remaining. Bore is bright and sharp and action is tight and crisp. A very pleasant special order semi-deluxe 1892 saddle ring carbine. 51005-13 TDW (5,000-7,000) C&R – Lot 4141

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4142

*EXCEPTIONALLY FINE WINCHESTER 1892 SADDLE RING CARBINE CALIBER 44 WCF.

SN 967860. Cal. 44 WCF. Manufactured in 1926 with 20″ bbl, adjustable leaf carbine folding sight, and 2-pc walnut stocks with traditional carbine butt. Blue finish overall. Bbl marking on left side is “-MODEL 92-Winchester-44WCF” and marked on right side is “MADE IN USA WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO.-NEW HAVEN, CONN.-“. CONDITION: Fine overall condition, with most factory blue finish remaining on bbl and magazine. Bbl bands have been worn slightly silver with balance being patina. The receiver has strong finish in protected areas with an even plum patina at balance point, flats and tang. Hammer and lever both have much factory blue finish with typical wear on bottom of lever. 2-pc walnut stocks are exceptionally fine with most factory varnish remaining with slight wear at wrist and several very minor bruises. A small repair above toe of buttstock has been filled with man-made wood filler. Magazine tube has been refinished and is quite well done. A very desirable Winchester Saddle Ring Carbine. 50412-73 TDW (4,000-6,000) C&R – Lot 4142

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4143

*FINE SPECIAL ORDER 1892 WINCHESTER RIFLE CALIBER 25-20 WITH FACTORY TANG SIGHT.

SN 867870. Cal. 25-20. Manufactured in 1918 with 24″ tapered rnd bbl with Lyman bead front sight, standard 2-line Winchester address on left side of bbl marked 25-20 WCF with strong and sharp Winchester proof over chamber. This bbl was made with no rear sight seat. Was never cut for provision for rear sight from the factory and is mounted with a folding Lyman tang sight. High polish blue receiver with blue finger lever, hammer and crescent buttplate. CONDITION: Very fine condition overall, with very slight muzzle wear and finish loss. Several very slight striations or imperfections in bbl finish which come to light when in bright sunlight or use of high intensity lights. Full length magazine with slight thinning of finish just forward of forearm and at very muzzle end. Rich deep high polish finish from Winchester during the late teens is very prevalent with most all remaining on receiver and tang. A number of small scratches are evident on left side of receiver from storage and light handling with very typical light loss of finish at edges of receiver. Right side of receiver has matching finish with numerous small imperfections with very light finish loss, however, some thinning of finish with a small amount of bright steel showing is evident in the SN area of bottom of receiver. Top of bolt, however not worn, is suffering from mild finish flaking so prevalent during this time frame of the 1892 production. Tang is marked “Model 1892 Winchester” with trademark markings underneath in traditional manner and retains virtually all of its factory finish verifying that this rifle has lived with a tang sight its entire life. Folding Lyman tang sight is exceptional condition with most all bright finish remaining and functions properly and locks properly. 2-pc walnut stocks are very fine with slight finish loss on forearm at point of hand rest. Slight oil darkening and several scratches and bruises are evident with one very minor chip on bottom above SN with a small amount of material loss. Buttstock is very fine with several small scratches and compression scratches with one narrow gouge on left side of butt just above crescent that appears to be period as it is lightly oil darkened. Most all factory finish remains. Bore is bright and sharp. Mechanics are tight and crisp. A lovely special order 25-20 1892 in fine overall condition. 51005-14 TDW (3,000-4,000) C&R – Lot 4143

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4144

FIRST YEAR PRODUCTION WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 ROUND BARREL FULL MAGAZINE RIFLE.

SN 2165. Cal. 38 WCF. 24″ rnd bbl. Full magazine. Blue finish. Straight grain American walnut stocks with checkered buttplate. Bbl shows correct 2-line Winchester address bordered by arrow decorations. German silver blade front-sight. Semi buckhorn rear-sight. Cal is marked in front of receiver. Receiver is of the first type. Upper tang is marked “Model 1892 over Winchester over pat. Oct. 14 1884”. SN is stamped on forward bottom of receiver. SN has correct large size numerals. No assembly nos. were observed. Stocks are straight grain varnish finish with a crescent butt. Accompanied by a Winchester Museum Letter dated November 22, 1982, confirming features and showing shipment on September 24, 1892. CONDITION: Excellent, as expertly refinished. Bbl and magazine tube retains nearly all of orig blue finish that is drifting somewhat to a pleasing plumb-blue patina. Bbl markings are sharp. Bore is dark with traces of rifling. Receiver retains 98% blue finish with some small scratches and sharp markings. Loading gate retains almost all of fire-blue finish, which may be orig. Hammer and lever both show deep rich case color finish that is vivid in protected areas. Stocks are fine, full-sized, and retain all of varnish finish and show only minuscule handling marks. Buttplate retains 60% case color with some staining and wear at heel and toe. Forend cap shows 98% blue finish. A very attractive first year production Model 1892 Winchester rifle. 51079-11 (6,000-10,000) – Lot 4144

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4145

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 SADDLE RING CARBINE.

SN 999435. Cal. 25-20 WCF. 20″ bbl. Full magazine with magazine hanger. Blue finish. Straight grain American walnut stocks with carbine buttplate and saddle ring attached. Bbl shows correct Winchester model and cal mark on left rear side and Winchester address on right rear side. WP in oval at breech. Carbine sights. Receiver has “Winchester over Trademark over Made in U.S.A.” stamped into the upper tang. SN is stamped on forward bottom of receiver. WP proof mark is stamped on upper reciever ring. CONDITION: Very fine, as totally refinished. Bbl and magazine tube show 95% blue finish drifting toward a plumb-brown patina toward the muzzle. All markings are sharp. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Receiver shows 95% blue with some scratches near saddle ring. Hammer shows a generous amount of what appears to be orig blue. Lever also shows a generous amount of blue. Bottom of locking bolts show a straw color. Stocks are about fine, full-sized, and show nearly all of a varnish finish with very few light handling marks. Buttplate also shows 95% blue with some wear at heel and toe. There is a white paint stain on right side of buttstock near buttplate. A very attractive example of a late Winchester 92′ SRC in a fairly rare cal. 51079-5 (5,000-10,000) C&R – Lot 4145

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4146

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 SADDLE RING CARBINE W/ 16″ BARREL.

SN 666842. Cal. 32 WCF 16″ bbl. Blue finish. Straight grained American walnut stocks with carbine butt. Standard carbine sights. CONDITION: Good plus. Bbl is smooth blue-brown patina. Bbl has been professionally shortened and sight reinstalled. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Receiver is a silver-gray patina overall with some roughness. Stocks are very good with some light cleaning and minor marking on both sides. Buttplate and bbl band are gray-brown patina. Bbl length does not require A.T.F. clearance. 50998-1 TEP (1,500-2,500) C&R – Lot 4146

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4147

EXCEEDINGLY RARE SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE ULRICH ENGRAVED WITH GOLD TAKEDOWN WINCHESTER MODEL 94 LEVER ACTION SHORT RIFLE.

SN 139319. Cal. 25-35. Outstanding & rare deluxe Model 1894 short rifle with 18″ full matted 1/2 oct bbl, half magazine with Lyman ivory bead front sight, Lyman 6A folding rear sight and a Lyman combination tang sight. Mounted with extremely beautiful center crotch flame grain American walnut with Style D carved forearm & capped pistol grip stock with smooth steel buttplate. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is stamped with assembly number “16027”, “XXXX” and “R”. Matching assembly number is stamped in top tang channel of buttstock along with “94”. Buttplate is not numbered although there appears to be some pencil writing that is indecipherable, however there is no doubt whatsoever that this buttplate is orig to this rifle. Receiver is engraved in style 4, most likely by John Ulrich, though unsigned. Engraving consists of the very large vignette of a hunter standing behind a tree having shot two bull elk, all in an extremely detailed forest scene. Each end of vignette is engraved with flowing foliate arabesque patterns with shaded background. Right side of receiver has the engraved vignette of a grizzly bear on a mountain precipice with matching foliate arabesque patterns fore & aft. Both sides have wavelet borders. Screw heads are also engraved. Top & bottom edges of receiver are engraved with snake & dot patterns with light foliate arabesque patterns over receiver ring, floorplate, forend cap, buttplate tang and over chamber area of bbl. Sides & edges of lever & hammer are engraved to match. Rear edge of receiver, front edge of takedown ring, end of bbl at the receiver and forend cap are inlaid with flush gold wire. Heel of buttplate is also inlaid with gold wire. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle in caliber 25-35 with 18″ 1/2-oct matted bbl, plain trigger, fancy pistol grip stock with carved style D pattern, half magazine, engraved $24.00, takedown and shotgun butt, received in the warehouse Dec. 13, 1902 and shipped the same day to Order #166248. Though shipped in 1902, gun was manufactured in 1897. This fabulous little rifle has renowned collection history. PROVENANCE: Ex-Eldon Owens Collection; Ex-Wes Adams Estate Collection. 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: Extremely fine, all matching. Bbl retains 96-98% strong orig blue with light muzzle edge wear and a couple of minor thinned areas; magazine tube retains virtually all of its orig blue; forend cap retains about 98% glossy orig blue as does the takedown ring; receiver retains 95-97% glossy orig blue with only high point and fine sharp edge wear; loading gate retains about 98% orig fire blue; lever & hammer retain most of their brilliant orig case colors, lightly faded on outer face of lever; buttplate retains about 80% strong blue showing wear at heel & toe and around edges; wood is sound with a very few, very minor handling & storage nicks & scratches and retains virtually all of its orig piano varnish finish. Sights are equally fine, retaining most of their orig finish, including Lyman “certifiable antique ivory” front bead. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 50412-2 (75,000-150,000) IVORY – Lot 4147

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4148

RARE AND EXTREMELY FINE SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE JOHN ULRICH ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE INSCRIBED FOR “JACOB LOWMAN GREATSINGER”, NEW YORK RAILROAD MAGNATE.

SN 27275. Cal. 38-55. Beautiful deluxe ’94 with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, takedown, with Lyman bead front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight and a Lyman combination tang sight with large disc. Left top flat of bbl, below rear sight is engraved in period script “J.L. Greatsinger”. The frame and bbl are both stamped with the “WP” proof indicating returned to the factory after about 1905. Mounted with very highly figured, 3X, center crotch, flame grain American walnut with “H” style checkered forearm and capped pistol grip stock and crescent steel buttplate. Left side of lower tang is stamped with assembly number “4599” and “XXX”. Left side of top tang is stamped “55” and “J.P.P”. It is unknown the meaning or association of the top tang stamping. Assembly number “10680” is on rear face of buttstock, under the buttplate, which number is also inside toe of buttplate. Rear face of buttstock also has the notation in pencil “repair gun”. Given that this rifle was returned for repair in 1913, that is likely when the replacement stock was installed. Rifle is engraved by John Ulrich though unsigned in No. 6 style with the large vignette of a standing Big Horn Ram in a mountain scene on left side and a standing whitetail buck in a field scene on right side surrounded by ribbon and foliate arabesque patterns and wavelet borders. Top and bottom of receiver, top tang & forend cap are engraved to match with matching engraving patterns on takedown ring and exposed flats of bbl over chamber area. Accompanied by a Winchester factory letter identifying this rifle in cal. 38-55, takedown, with oct bbl, plain trigger, checkered stock with pistol grip, Lyman rear with cup disc and Lyman front sight, engraved $10.00 and also with the notation engraved in script, “J.B. Greatsinger” (Factory letter incorrectly states “J.B.”, this is not so. In the actual record it states “J.L.” and the transcriptionist couldn’t easily read the middle initial and guessed. This is why she references “Unreadable”.) received in the warehouse Oct. 21, 1897 and shipped next day to Order #17477. The buttplate and buttstock are factory replacements from factory, May 27, 1913, when returned and repaired (Order # 48755). This special presentation gun engraved to “J. L. Greatsinger” while he was President of a Duluth, MN railroad and repaired when President of the NYRR. Jacob Lowman Greatsinger (1849-1918) was born to poverty on a farm in Elmira, NY and became a railroad magnate and and a very wealthy businessman. In a short biography cited when he took the position of President of the Brooklyn, NY Rapid Transit Railway in 1901. “Mr. Greatsinger began work on the Erie Railroad as fireman in 1869. Since that time he has been machinist, engineer, trainmaster, roadmaster, station agent, master mechanic, superintendent and then president. There is no element of good luck in his success in life. He is a man of strong personality and worked his way upwards through force of merit”. PROVENANCE: Jacob Lowman Greatsinger, 1897; Ex-Clyde Stewart Collection; Ex-Wes Adams Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain about 98% strong orig blue with only light sharp edge wear; takedown ring retains about all of its orig blue, slightly dulled with thinning on bottom; forend cap retains about 75% orig blue; receiver retains about 95% strong orig blue with thinning over top edges and sharp edge wear; hammer retains strong, bright case colors, turned dark on top edge; lever retains bright case colors, brilliant on right side, faded on outer faces; buttplate retains smoky case colors; wood is sound with a few minor scratches and retains about all of its fine piano varnish finish. Lyman patented front sight is missing its bead (easily replaced). Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore; shows very little, if any, use. 50412-7 (40,000-80,000) – Lot 4148

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4149
Revised: 9/23/2016

Please Note: Great News!! Factory letter also states “Engraved $4.00, Style 9” confirming factory ordered engraving.

*RARE SPECIAL ORDER CONRAD ULRICH ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LIGHTWEIGHT EXTRA FINE CONDITION RIFLE.

SN 157393. Cal. 32-40. Beautiful engraved ’94 with 24-1/4″ oct to rnd extra-light bbl with pedestal mounted King, mirrored, red ivory bead front sight, flat top rear sight and a locking Lyman combination tang sight. Mounted with very highly figured flame grain American walnut with “H” style checkered forearm and capped pistol grip stock with Winchester hard rubber buttplate. Left side of lower tang, under the wood is stamped with the assembly number “15845”, “XX” and “OFR”. The matching assembly number is found in top tang channel of buttstock along with “94”. Receiver is beautifully engraved by Conrad Ulrich in style “9” with the rnd vignette of a running whitetail buck in a field scene on left side and the vignette of a standing whitetail buck in a field scene on the right side, all surrounded by light patterns of foliate arabesque engraving and snake & dot borders. Top & bottom of receiver, top tang & forend cap are engraved to match. Engraving patterns extend over all the exposed flats of bbl over chamber area. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter and a copy of the shipping record which identify this rifle in caliber 32-40 with 24″ nickel steel extra-light, half oct bbl, half magazine, checkered stock with pistol grip and shotgun butt with rubber buttplate, sporting rear, Lyman front & flattop sights, shotgun butt with rubber buttplate and oil finish, received in warehouse Nov. 25, 1903 and shipped Nov. 27, 1903 to Order #204134. PROVENANCE: Ex-Wes Adams Collection. 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: Extremely fine. Bbl retains about 95% strong orig blue with a couple of small cleaned spots on upper rnd section which shows spots of pinprick pitting. Octagonal section has light sharp edge wear; receiver retains 95-97% strong orig blue with sharp edge wear, some minor pinpricks of pitting on left side and thinning to the top rear edges, turned a little plum; hammer retains bright case colors, moderately faded on top edge; sides of lever & sheltered areas retain bright case colors, faded on outer faces; wood is sound with a very few, very minor nicks & scratches and retains about all of its strong orig oil finish. Sights also matching, extremely fine condition with finish in front. King patented sight retains “certifiable antique ivory” red dyed bead. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 50412-4 (50,000-100,000) IVORY – Lot 4149

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4150

*EXCEPTIONALLY FINE AND RARE WINCHESTER 1894 15-INCH TRAPPER CARBINE.

SN 1076898. Cal. 30 WCF. Manufactured in 1929. Rare saddle ring Trapper carbine with 15″ bbl and 2-pc dark walnut stocks with carbine butt. Adjustable folding leaf carbine sight in its proper location 3-1/4″ from receiver with 8″ walnut Trapper forearm with proper Winchester 1894 markings below sight which is correct for the 15″ Trapper. Factory installed Winchester sling eyelets on forearm band and buttstock. Front bbl band in front of front sight correct placement for the Trapper model. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine overall condition with superior bore and crisp mechanics. Wood stocks are in prime condition with only the most minimal traces of handling and some extremely small light bruising on right side of forearm at sight. Bbl and magazine retain virtually all factory blue finish with only the slightest of edge wear muzzle. Receiver is very fine but has suffered slight finish flaking so common on this period of 1894 at the base of receiver on both sides and just traces of finish loss at forward flange of receiver. Truly and exceptional Trapper model that has been viewed and cleared by B.A.T.F.E. 50936-2 TDW (16,000-18,000) C&R – Lot 4150

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4151

STUNNING WINCHESTER MODEL 94 DELUXE TAKE DOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 19673. Cal. 30 WCF. 26″ rnd bbl, full mag take down, Lyman gold bead front sight, serrated side sporting rear with set screw. Top of bbl marked “MANUFACTURED BY THE/WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO.NEW HAVEN.CONN.U.S.A.”,adjacent take down ring “30W.C.F.” Standard receiver with close coupled dbl set triggers, tang mounted lockable peep sight. Mounted with “XXX” quality walnut, checkered pistol grip, Winchester hard rubber grip cap, crescent steel buttplate, sling eye, 3″ from toe with hook swivel, “H” style checkered forend, nosecap with sling eye, hook swivel, and vintage adjustable strap. Inspection of lower tang reveals Assembly No. 3631XXX, this matching No. can be found in back of stock, and inside toe of buttplate. Accompanied with Cody Firearms Museum Fact sheet, identifying as 30 cal. rifle, rnd bbl, set triggers, checkered pistol grip stock, Lyman front and blank in rear seat, received in warehouse August 16, 1897, shipped from warehouse August 16, 1897 on Order No. 12545. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl and mag tube retain 95-97% orig blue, with minor muzzle wear, typical minor nicks & dings, faint rub mark on mag tube from take down. Receiver retains 90% orig blue, thinning across bottom and sharp edges, a few minor handling marks, and shows the orig filing marks. Stock is sound with minor nicks & dings, typical handling marks and retains most of its deluxe factory finish. Buttplate shows thinning orig case colors, blending with silver patina. Forend is sound, with good checkering, minor nicks & dings and light scratches, and retains most of it fine deluxe factory finish. Mechanics are crisp with a nice shiny bore. 50320-4 (15,000-20,000) – Lot 4151

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4152

*EXCEPTIONAL FACTORY ENGRAVED SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 272420. Cal. 30 WCF. Scarce Winchester with 26″ oct bbl with full magazine, ivory bead front sight, Marbles sporting rear sight. Mounted with 2-3X center crotch flame grain American walnut factory checkered in the H pattern with Winchester pistol grip cap and crescent buttplate with Winchester sling eyelets. Receiver is nearly full coverage engraved in the No. 6 pattern which consists of a large vignette of a standing bighorn sheep surrounded by extremely well detailed foliate arabesque patterns. Right side has a similar vignette of a standing whitetail deer with a forest scene in background. Surrounded by foliate arabesque with a rope border around scene with multiple latchhook borders on both sides. Engraving extends over top of receiver onto top tang, bottom edges of the receiver and floorplate. Bbl extension and about 1″ of bbl are engraved to match, as well as forend cap. 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: Exceptionally fine plus bbl and magazine retain almost all factory blue finish with slight wear at muzzle and end of magazine. Receiver retains approximately 85% thinning original blue with slight wear from carrying at bottom side. Wood is exceptionally fine with a few light nicks and dings and retains most of its fine piano varnish. Bore and mechanics are bright and crisp. 50894-1 TDW (15,000-25,000) C&R; IVORY – Lot 4152

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4153
Revised: 9/19/2016

Please Note: Great News!! The factory letter incorrectly references the name of inscription to be “J.C.” rather than “J.T.” This is a very obvious mistake on behalf of the factory records or the interpretation of these records by Cody. The gun clearly and specifically is J.T. Torrence. We also have some valuable historical news related to J.T. Torrence. J.T. Torrence was a highly recognized US General attributed in the capture of the Confederate Rebel Raider John Hunt Morgan. He later in life became a railroad magnate associated with the Calumet Terminal Railroad and was instrumental in the creation of the elevated rail network in the city of Chicago.

SUPERB PRESENTATION WINCHESTER 1894 DELUXE FACTORY ENGRAVED AND GOLD-WASHED.

SN 15198. Cal. 25-35. 26″ tapered rnd bbl with full magazine. Mounted with deluxe checkered pistol grip stocks of 2-3X center cut flame grain walnut with steel shotgun butt. Custom two dollar special order engraved. Consisting of a central vignette of a dual white-tail game scene with lake and forest background surrounded by foliate and arabesque with a multiple line border consisting of a rope pattern. At center top is a presentation to “J.T. Torrence”. Engraving continues over the crest of the receiver in a heart fashion over chamber with two border lines running parallel on the bolt flats. The right side has a central vignette of a running elk with 2-line border and surrounded by foliate and arabesque coverage with a multi line exterior border filled with a rope pattern. Engraving continues to bottom of receiver and floorplate with numerous scrolls, chase lines, tang of receiver nicely engraved with 2-line border with small elements of scroll work to rear and sides of hammer. Entire receiver is factory gold-washed as is forend cap. Accompanied with factory letter indicating April 8, 1896, shipped as a rifle cal. 25-35 with rnd bbl with gold trims, plain trigger, checkered stock with pistol grip, Lyman front and rear sights, shotgun butt, engraved two dollars with name “J.C.Torence”, a wonderful special order 1894 Winchester. CONDITION: Very good overall, with most blue remaining on bbl and tubular magazine. Blue finish starting to turn plum with moderate finish loss at bbl band and forend cap. Receiver still quite elegant but has finish loss on high points of receiver and balance point as well as forward high point in front of bolt. The gold-wash on the steel buttplate is two-thirds present with the loss predominantly at the heel. The 2-pc deluxe stocks are in very good condition with typical nicks, dings and scratches from period use with a slight amount of material loss at the confluence at the wrist to the receiver at the corners of the stock. The stocks, however, retain most of their orig piano varnish finish and overall is very aesthetically pleasing. 50784-1 TDW (10,000-30,000) – Lot 4153

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4154

FINE ANTIQUE DELUXE 1894 WINCHESTER RIFLE WITH RARE MATTED BARREL.

SN 29047. Cal. 30 WCF. Antique SN 29047 manufactured 1897. This 1894 deluxe special order rifle equipped with the uncommon special order 26″ round matted barrel with half magazine to hold four cartridges with deluxe high grade checkered pistol grip stocks with shotgun butt. Traditional nickel silver blade sporting front sight with sporting rear. Deluxe 2-3X flame center cut crotch walnut stocks with pistol grip, Winchester grip cap, and Winchester steel shotgun butt are checkered in Winchester’s H pattern style. Case color hammer and lever with plain trigger. Deluxe antique range 1894’s are quite uncommon. CONDITION: The 26″ round special order matted barrel with traditional 2-line Winchester address marked “30 WCF” and having no proof marks retains most all its factory blue finish with a slight amount of muzzle wear and several very small scratches on underside of barrel as well as several extremely small spots of light pitting on right rear of barrel beneath the rear sight. The early high polish blue receiver has very fine factory finish with typical moderate wear of finish at top of receiver and high points as well as slight pluming of finish at SN location. Two areas with striations of discoloring in the blue finish which is often seen on these early 1894’s exists on the lower left hand side of the receiver and lower right hand side of the receiver. The upper and lower tangs are both very fine with finish slightly thinning from light handling but is mostly present. The case colored finger lever and hammer retain much of their vivid case colors from a side view, however, lever has silvered when viewed from the bottom. The bright fire blue finish on the loading gate has diminished by about one-third from cartridges entering the magazine. The 2-3X flame center cut crotch walnut stocks are in very fine condition with sharp, crisp H pattern checkering with several very small bruises and scratches. This is an oil-finished stock and it is in an exceptional state of preservation. This rifle is accompanied by a factory letter issued by the Buffalo Bill Historical Center. Bore and mechanics are bright and crisp. 51033-25 TDW (6,000-8,000) – Lot 4154

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4155
Revised: 10/6/2016

Please Note: Factory restoration, reblue and new wood. Original assembly number defaced on lower tang, new assembly number on top tang and in top tang channel of buttstock. Stock numbers on later rifles usually under buttplate on stock, not in the top channel.

*EXTREMELY FINE “LIKE NEW” DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 288008. Cal. 38-55. Beautiful deluxe ’94 with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, Lyman tang, improved adjustable leaf rear sight and Lyman ivory bead front sight. Mounted with beautiful flame and shell grain American walnut with “H” style checkered forearm and capped pistol grip stock that has checkered hard rubber shotgun buttplate. Gun is like new and was not disassembled, but conforms to factory letter which states: shipped July 31, 1906 (Order No. 62178); 38/55 cal; oct bbl; plain trigger; checkered stock; pistol grip; Lyman front, leaf, improved rear sights; shotgun rubber buttplate; oil finish. This is an exceptional and beautiful rifle in extraordinarily high condition. 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: Extremely fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain 99%+ crisp orig blue; frame and forend cap also retains about 99% orig blue with very light scratching on right side; hammer and lever retain virtually all of their bright and muted case colors; loading gate retains virtually all of its orig sky blue finish. Wood is sound, extremely well fit with only a couple of minor storage and handling nicks and retains virtually all high polish wood finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, appears to be new & unfired. 50506-66 JS (10,000-15,000) C&R; IVORY – Lot 4155

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4156

HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT CUSTOM ENGRAVED WINCHESTER 1894 CARBINE.

SN 75840. Cal. 30 WCF. Custom engraved and custom stocked Winchester 1894 carbine with 20″ bbl finished in nickel and blue. Extensively game scene engraved with foliate and arabesque. Right receiver has heavily engraved game scene depicting two bugling bull elk with forest scene background with foliate and arabesque paneling and deep rolling scrolls with dot punch background bordering entire receiver and continuing through bottom of receiver. Left side of receiver has a full game scene engraved panel of two battling bull elk trying to define their dominance for two cow elk standing to sides. Distant mountaintop scene with evergreen forest in background. Bordered in intertwined scroll with dot punch background around entire left side of receiver and continuing over top of breech. Bolt engraved in same pattern of scrolls with almost full coverage with exception of extractor. Forward section of upper tang is likewise engraved in foliate and arabesque pattern with matching embellishment on lower tang and dropping block on bottom of receiver. The crescent rifle pattern butt is embellished with matching scrolls and is plated in nickel to match receiver and bbl bands. Both bbl bands are tastefully engraved in matching intertwined scrolls. Bbl and magazine are both finished in foliate and arabesque styles. This rifle is accompanied with a factory letter indicating shipped from factory in 1899 and is identified as carbine 30 cal. Also accompanying is a letter from Mrs. Marion David Edwards of Baton Rouge, LA, stating that she received this rifle as a gift from Governor Edwin Edwards identifying the rifle by make, model and serial number. Governor Edwards of LA was the longest sitting governor serving for 16 years in the executive office. He was also the 50th governor of LA. His stellar career as a statesman was severely tarnished when he was sentenced to 10 years in prison for racketeering. CONDITION: Very fine as custom finished. The very high polish blue bbl and magazine retain all of their custom blue finish. Factory markings are somewhat washed from polish as is cal. designation. Nickel finished receiver, lever, butt and bands retain virtually all of their custom applied deep nickel finish with only a trace of material loss on upper tang at very rear towards stock screw. Bands and butt are superb. Carbine is stocked in a 2-3X very highly figured piece of matching American walnut and has what appears to be a hand-rubbed slightly deft gloss finish. Buttstock has very slight gaps at confluence of wrist to receiver from apparent wood shrinkage. Lower tang suffers slightly from the same issue. The rifle overall presents itself quite well and has a very interesting background from one of the more flamboyant subject of southern politics. 51033-36 TDW (5,000-10,000) – Lot 4156

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4157

SUPERB EXTRA FANCY DELUXE WINCHESTER 1894 TAKEDOWN RIFLE.

SN 90560. Manufactured 1897 with 22″ rapid taper matted oct bbl. Takedown with half magazine with deluxe checkered pistol grip stocks of 2-3X highly figured walnut shotgun butt, Winchester pistol grip cap, and case color hammer and finger lever. Lyman ivory bead sporting front sight with 2-leaf folding express sight and Lyman folding tang sight. 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: Near new as restored by Turnbull Restorations. 22″ rapid taper bbl has no finish loss with perfect address and markings. Matted bbl top is perfect with no wash or damage. All oct flats and corners are sharp showing no distress or polish marks. Blued receiver and receiver extension retain all of their blue finish with perfect polish lines and straight edges. All screws in receiver are sharp with no evidence of tool damage. Case color hammer and lever retain all of their vivid bright case colors with no signs of wear or distress. Deluxe checkered pistol grip stocks retain all of their piano finish and the H pattern checkering is sharp with no flaws or distress. One very small repair in forearm on right hand side all the way at rear has been expertly blended and is not easily noticed. Hard rubber buttplate and pistol grip cap are exceptionally fine with no distress. Left side of receiver has one very small imperfection at very top. An exceptional restoration by Turnbull Manufacturing. 51005-9 TDW (5,000-7,000) IVORY – Lot 4157

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4158

SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 TAKE-DOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE WITH HEISER CASE.

SN 90238. Cal. 30 WCF (30-30). Standard grade rifle with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, half-nickel front sight with screw & 3-leaf platinum line express rear sight. Mounted with extra finish, uncheckered American walnut with straight stock and crescent buttplate. Accompanied by Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle as a take-down in Cal. 30 with oct bbl & plain trigger, received in warehouse Sept 12, 1900 and shipped two days later to order number 70440. Additionally accompanied by an extremely well made, folding, soft-side take-down carrying case that has heavy leather handle and 3 straps with brass buckles. The back has a sewn on reinforcing strap that is marked with the Heiser cartouche on one end. The envelope style case folds open to expose a soft chocolate brown leather interior with 2 pockets for the bbl and buttstock receiver. The outer case is constructed of light brown, heavy belting leather. CONDITION: Rifle is very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 97-98% crisp orig blue with some minor spotting on the bbl. Forend cap retains about 97% strong orig blue and the bbl extension about 88-90% with the loss areas flaked to a medium patina. Receiver retains about 90% orig blue with a couple of areas of flaking around the top rear edges with some fine flaking on both sides. Bottom & top of the receiver retain crisp orig blue. Lever & hammer retain brilliant case colors, moderately faded on outer faces of lever. Buttplate retains about all of its orig case colors that are moderately faded. Buttstock has a repaired crack in the toe, otherwise wood is sound with a few light scratches and retains most of its orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp. Brilliant shiny bore shows very little use. Case is also crisp & clean with some slight crackling on the straps which are a little dry and need treating. 50454-2 (4,500-7,500) – Lot 4158

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4159

FINE CONDITION ANTIQUE WINCHESTER 1894 SEMI DELUXE TAKEDOWN RIFLE.

SN 47179. Cal. 30 WCF. Second year of manufacture with half rnd and half oct 26″ bbl with folding 3 leaf sporting rear sight and sporting front sight with nickel silver blade. Half magazine with takedown option. 2-pc checkered pistol grip stocks of select walnut. Forearm checkered in the single diamond pattern. Buttstock factory checkered pistol grip with Winchester pistol grip cap and hard rubber buttplate over shotgun butt. Fitted with the Lyman Model 21 “Climin Lyman” receiver sight. Special order bbl options and takedown options on antique range Model 1894 Winchesters are quite uncommon, this rifle having no less than seven special order features. CONDITION: Very attractive overall, with strong bore and crisp mechanics. Stocks are very good with no cracks or chips or material loss of any nature. Typical handling marks and slight bruising at wrist and forearm from typical period use. Receiver is an overall mellow plum finish with blue finish remaining in protected areas. Hammer and lever have traces of case color in protected areas. An above average antique range 1894 rifle. 50630-3 TDW (4,000-6,000) – Lot 4159

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4160
Revised: 9/19/2016

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*SUPERB WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 RIFLE WITH FULL OCTAGON BARREL AND TANG SIGHT.

SN 195798. Cal. 25-35 WCF. 26″ full oct bbl with full magazine with brass blade sporting front sight and traditional sporting rear sight. 2-line Winchester address on top bbl flat forward of rear sight. “25-35 WCF” cal. marking on top flap forward of receiver. Blue finish receiver with case colored hammer and lever. Lyman folding tang sight with 2-pc straight grained walnut stocks with crescent butt and plain trigger. Manufactured 1910. CONDITION: Very fine overall, with most factory blue finish remaining on bbl and tubular magazine with very slight finish loss on corners of oct bbl and very slight muzzle wear from light use. Forend cap has thinning blue finish now turning slightly plum. Blue receiver has suffered very slight finish loss with some thinning of finish at forward receiver bolster and bottom edges of receiver from carry. These edges turning somewhat plum with very slight bright metal showing on very high points. Balance of receiver retains most of its high polish early Winchester 1894 blue with typical small scratches that are very minimal. Case colored hammer and finger lever have strong case colors in protected areas with silvering at bottom and relatively faded on sides. Buttstock and forearm are very fine retaining most of their factory varnish finish with a number of small bruises and compression scratches and a very slight amount of oil darkening at the confluence of wrist and receiver. A very small amount of material loss is evident in the corners of the buttstock which appears to be period as these areas are slightly dark from oil and age. Bore is bright and sharp. Mechanics are tight and crisp. This is a nice Winchester 1894 manufactured in 1900 and is still void of any proof marks. 51005-12 TDW (3,500-4,500) C&R – Lot 4160

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4161

*SUPERB MODEL 1894 WINCHESTER SADDLE RING CARBINE CHAMBERED FOR 25-35 WCF TURNBULL MFG. RESTORATION.

SN 1053221. Cal. 25-35 WCF. Spectacular Turnbull Mfg. Co. restored saddle ring carbine. 20″ rnd bbl with full magazine with early long forearm and carbine butt. Marbles carbine blade front sight with bead and proper carbine staff rear sight with saddle ring and stud on left side of receiver. Marked “Model 94-Winchester-Nickel Steel-25-35 WCF ” on left side of bbl at rear sight. Traditional 2-line Winchester address on right side of bbl below rear sight. Two crisp Winchester proof marks, one on bbl, one over chamber, are evident and distinct. All screwheads are sharp with no indication of tool damage or distress. Blue hammer, lever and plain trigger. CONDITION: Near new as professionally restored. Turnbull restoration does the finest work in the industry and their work alone is avidly collected. All metal finish is perfect with no signs of distress or finish loss. Wood stocks are finished better than if Winchester had done them themselves in 1928 when this rifle was manfactured. Bore and mechanics are perfect. A magnificent restoration. 51005-8 TDW (3,000-4,000) C&R – Lot 4161

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4162

*U.S. REPEATING ARMS CO. MODEL 1894 DELUXE FACTORY ENGRAVED CENTENNIAL RIFLE.

SN CN07530. Cal. 30-30. 26″ half oct half rnd bbl. Half magazine. Brass beaded front sight, adjustable rear sight, and adjustable tang sight. Receiver is engraved on both sides with a vignette of a running deer on left side and a vignette of a standing deer of right side. Both are surrounded by decorative scroll work with border. Stocks are highly figured checkered walnut with pistol grip and crescent buttplate. CONDITION: Very fine to excellent overall. Bbl and receiver retain 99% of orig blue finish with only slightest high point wear. Bore is bit frosty with very strong rifling. Engraving is of Winchester style and well executed. Stocks are excellent with only minor handling marks. Checkering is sharp and crisp. Pistol grip cap is excellent. Crescent buttplate retains 99% of orig blue with only high point wear on toe. A very nice rifle that was made by the U.S. Repeating Arms Co. to commemorate the 100th year anniversary of the Winchester Model 1894 rifle. 50884-1 (750-1,250) – Lot 4162

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4163

EXTREMELY RARE FACTORY JOHN ULRICH ENGRAVED WINCHESTER 1887 LEVER ACTION SHOTGUN, ONE OF ONLY FIVE MANUFACTURED.

SN 36873. Cal. 12ga. Extremely rare being one of only five deluxe factory engraved Model 1887’s made according to Winchester factory records. 30″ Damascus bbl with sgl brass sighting bead. The unique lever action rolling block receiver is beautifully factory engraved with tight foliate arabesque scroll and circle with chip and dot border around “WRACO” monogram on left side, circle with two pointers on point on right side, identical to signed guns by John Ulrich. Mounted with highly figured XX-XXX fiddleback walnut, rnd knob pistol grip, checkered steel shotgun buttplate, 1-pc checkered forend. Accompanied with Cody Firearms Museum Winchester letter identifying as 12ga shotgun, 30″ bbl, checkered stock, takedown, engraved $5, received in warehouse November 10, 1891, shipped from warehouse November 10, 1891 on order no. 13495. Inspection of inside tang reveals assembly no. “379 XXX” with “110” found in upper tang channel of stock. Ronald W. Stadt, in his 1984 book Winchester Shotguns and Shot Shells on pgs 14-15 shows and describes an identical 87 made in 1888, but returned to factory in 1901 to be engraved. This example also has a unique dbl diamond carved forend and nearly identical butt PROVENANCE: Ex-Herbert G. Wellington Jr. Estate. CONDITION: Fine. Damascus bbl has areas or orig thinning brown finish, especially in protected areas with scattered staining and other cosmetic blemishes. Magazine tube retains about 90% thinning blue finish. Frame and lever are overall smooth with silver/grey patina with traces of case color external and bright case colors internal, frame screws have some rust and pitting. The beautiful orig Winchester replacement stock is well fit, slightly overlapping frame on either side, has normal nicks and small dings and retains most of its re-varnished finish (changed and upgraded since last auctioned, 2009). Forestock has a wider diamond pattern, straight grain retaining about 60% orig varnish. Mechanics are good. Broken spring in mag tube and shallow to moderate pitting in bbl. 50832-2 JS (40,000-80,000) – Lot 4163

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4164

RARE WINCHESTER SEMI-DELUXE MODEL 1887 LEVER ACTION SHOTGUN.

SN 33921. Cal. 10 GA. Beautiful standard production shotgun with 32″ bbl, half magazine and single bead. Receiver is color case hardened and has the “WRACO” intertwined company logo on the left side. Mounted with beautiful lightly burled American walnut with rnd knob pistol grip stock and checkered steel buttplate. Based on SN, this gun was made about 1890. These shotguns were very popular throughout the United States in an era when hunting and self-protection was a way of life. They were also very popular with law enforcement on the frontier and various guards for their convenience and multiple shots. Frequently their bbls were shortened for quick handling as demonstrated in Arnold Schwarznegger “Terminator” movies. Generally they saw very hard service and are rarely found today with any orig finish and in orig configuration. The extra cost of the deluxe wood and color case hardening would likely have prevented the ordinary citizen from ordering one in this configuration, opting more for the standard examples which are far more common. PROVENANCE: Ex-Dick Burdick Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. No disassembly was effected to check for matching SNs. Bbl and magazine retain most of its orig thinning plum/blue finish with light pitting around muzzle. Receiver, breechblock, hammer and lever retain most of their bright, strong orig case colors, with losses on lower loop which is a silver/grey with light pitting. Buttplate has strong traces of orig blue with pitting. Wood is sound with a few scattered nicks, dents and scratches retaining most of its thinning varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp with clean smooth bore. Shows very little use. 50412-74 JS (10,000-20,000) – Lot 4164

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4165

SPECTACULAR WINCHESTER HIGH WALL SPECIAL SPORTING RIFLE.

SN 57745. Cal. 32-40. This rifle, while not new, is barely shop worn. It has a case colored action with single set trigger. Bbl is 30″ long, half oct No. 3 weight. The bbl is fitted with a full length unidentified scope, not believed to be Malcolm. No markings on the scope were found. The scope optics and cross hair are there, but the scope needs cleaning. The forearm with the typical ebony insert is checkered and fancy wood was used. The buttstock is checkered and pistol grip style with ebony insert. It has a cheek piece and Swiss butt and uses very fancy American walnut, which matches the grain in the forearm. A wonderful early rifle made in 1892. CONDITION: Just wonderful. Scope finish shows just the slightest wear. The bbls bore is excellent. What little wear there to the bluing is on the sharp edges of the oct section. The action case color is brilliant with fading on the top tang, bottom tang and trigger guard. The buttstock and forearm finish shows the very slightest handling marks. The nickel plate on the buttplate is all there except where the buttplate would rest on the ground if the gun was leaned up. Just a spectacular early rifle. 50506-45 TWR (6,500-9,500) – Lot 4165

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4166
Revised: 9/19/2016

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SUPERB DELUXE MODEL 1885 WINCHESTER WITH SWISS BUTT.

SN 58856. Manufactured 1892 with deluxe pistol grip checkered stocks with Swiss butt, case colored receiver and 30″ one-third oct No. 3 bbl. Equipped with windage adjustable front aperture sight and graduated staff peep sight. Chambered for 40-70 Sharps straight. CONDITION: Superb overall condition, with most all factory finish remaining on bbl with light thinning at muzzle and slightly turning plum. Traditional 2-line Winchester address on top flat of oct forward of rear sight. Cal. designation on left flat to rear of rear sight. Case colors are exceptional with very light thinning at top of receiver and at lower tang in SN area. Receiver has been re-lacquered to preserve the vivid case colors. Graduated rear peep sight has turned plum in color but functions flawlessly. Front windage adjustable aperture sight has some finish loss with approximately 50% turning plum. Brass Swiss butt at one time was silver washed but has only traces of silver in protected areas. Balance has turned to an even mustard patina. 2-pc deluxe checkered stocks are checkered in the Winchester H pattern with small ebony inlay at pistol grip. Forearm has slight crack at very end along oct bbl flat just above ebony forend tip inlay. Balance of forearm is very fine with numerous period compression dents and several very minor scratches from period use. Stocks have been expertly cleaned and polished and almost all piano finish remains. Deluxe pistol grip stock with cheek rest has several small areas of distress one directly behind tang sight from tang sight making contact with finish when folding and typical edge wear at high point of cheek rest from being rested upon. A very minute chip at end of pistol grip cap which is very old and almost indiscernible. In addition, there are several small scratches and compression dents at heel of stock but are quite old. Most all piano finish is still there,has been polished, and is quite elegant. Rifle is equipped with a single set trigger that functions flawlessly and has an excellent bore and mechanics. 51005-6 TDW (5,000-8,000) – Lot 4166

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4167

*RARE DELUXE JOHN ULRICH ENGRAVED MODEL 1895 WINCHESTER RIFLE PRESENTED BY THEODORE ROOSEVELT.

SN 88418. Cal 35. Factory engraved, carved and gold inlaid Model 1895s are very rare. This particular gun is pictured on pg 142 of the 1971 Antique Arms Annual “Ulrich-engraved Model 1895 Winchester rifle, presented by Theodore Roosevelt to a friend. Relief carved stock and gold inlaid game, scroll, and border motifs.” This gun was made in 1915, just 4 years before Roosevelt’s death. Roosevelt, a gun aficionado, was known to have given at a least a dozen firearms as gifts including one to his valet and one to his pastor. The purported history on this gun as published when in the massive Winchester collection of Jim Fowler is anecdotal from Fowler, that Roosevelt gifted this gun to a “rancher – to whom Roosevelt had made the presentation”. It is well known that Teddy Roosevelt was very keen on the Model 1895 as proven by the records of his safari to Africa 1909-1910; both Roosevelt and his son are pictured with Model 95s in Africa. There is a detailed letter of provenance and history written by R. L. Wilson which accompanies this lot. PROVENANCE: Ex-James S. Fowler Collection; Ex-Greg Martin. CONDITION: Very fine as refinished, retaining most of its blue overall with losses around bbl extension ring and high areas of frame adjacent. Gold inlays are crisp, light pinprick pitting. Stocks retain virtually all of their refinished varnish with light cosmetic nicks and scuffs. There is a thin sliver glue repair front right side at receiver. Mechanically gun functions well with crisp rifling in bore. 50832-4 JS (75,000-125,000) – Lot 4167

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4168

*EXCEPTIONAL WINCHESTER 1895 “BIG MEDICINE” RIFLE CALIBER 405 WCF.

SN 59045. Cal. 405 WCF. 24″ tapered rnd bbl with sporting front sight and sporting rear sight. Bbl marked “Nickel Steel Barrel Especially for Smokeless Powder and Caliber Designed 405 WCF”. Blue receiver with matted top and case colored hammer with tang marked “Model 1895 Winchester Trademark”. 2-pc straight grain walnut stocks with ebony inlay at semi-schnable forend tip and hard rubber shotgun butt. Manufactured 1908. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine 1895 solid frame lever action rifle retaining virtually of its fine high polish Winchester factory blue on bbl with very slight traces of edge wear at muzzle and extreme high points of rear sight. Receiver is exceptional with most all finish remaining with only the slightest amount of distress on right side forward of the disassembly port are some very light traveling blemishes that have aged very well and must be looked for to notice. Top of receiver is lightly matted with most all finish remaining. Winchester marked tang is exceptionally fine with the only evidence of wear being on tang screw. Extreme forward section of box magazine the finish has thinned and is now turning somewhat plum. Case colored hammer has very light wear from use but retains over two-thirds of its mottled case colors. The blued plain trigger exhibits most, if not all, of its factory blue finish. Very light but typical finish loss on the lever and only at the edges from being operated. The walnut stocks have numerous small bruises and several compression dents but all appear to be of period. Buttstock has a number of small bruises and compression scratches that are slightly darkening and are of period. Stock finish is exceptionally fine with only minor loss on forearm, at the confluence at receiver and forearm. Buttstock still exhibits almost all of its feather in the finish with some light finish loss on right side of wrist. Winchester monogrammed hard rubber shotgun buttplate is exceptional with no chips, cracks or distress. This is a very fine example chambered in the perfect cartridge made famous by Theodore Roosevelt and his exploits and referred to this caliber and type of rifle as his “Big Medicine”. 51033-13 TDW (6,000-8,000) C&R – Lot 4168

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4169

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1895 TAKE-DOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE WITH HISTORY TO RENOWN ACTOR TOM SELLECK’S COLLECTION.

SN 418089. Cal. 30-06. Standard grade rifle with 24″ tapered rnd bbl, pedestal front sight with screw & flat top sporting rear sight. Rifle is take-down configuration and is mounted with nicely figured, uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with black insert, Schnable tip forearm & straight stock with crescent butt. This rifle was consigned by Mr. Selleck to the Julia Auction Company in 2005. Mr. Selleck was thinning down items surplus to his collection at that time. PROVENANCE: Tom Selleck Collection. CONDITION: Very fine, has been fired, but very little. Bbl retains 98-99% strong bright orig blue. Receiver retains 88-90% strong bright orig blue with a spot of flaking on the left side and fine flaking on the right side with a series of small chemical spots down the right side. Magazine box & lever retain about 95% strong, bright, orig blue while the buttplate is flaked to a light patina. Bbl extension retains traces of orig blue being mostly a medium brown patina. Lever & hammer retain strong bright blue. Wood is sound with usual light handling & storage marks with a small bruise on the forearm and retains most of its strong bright orig factory varnish showing some flaking on the forearm. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 50454-3 (4,500-7,500) – Lot 4169

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4170
Revised: 10/2/2016

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*EXCEPTIONALLY FINE DELUXE MODEL 64 WINCHESTER CALIBER 25-35 WCF.

SN 1720699. Manufacture 1950 with 24″ rnd bbl with ramped sporting front sight and standard sporting rear marked “Model 64 Winchester 25-35 WCF”. Half magazine with semi-beaver tail checkered deluxe forearm and deluxe checkered pistol grip, buttstock, with Winchester grip cap and checkered steel Winchester buttplate. Blue steel finish overall with integral Winchester sling swivel bases. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine overall with pristine bore and mechanics. Most all blue finish remaining with no evidence of actual use on receiver, tangs, lever or bbl. Magazine is very fine with magazine cap having suffered some distress from previous owner disassembling and slightly marring magazine cap and retention screw. Wood finish is exceptional with several slight scratches in butt from storage, but no degree of real distress or evidence of real use. An exceptionally fine deluxe pre-64 in a very uncommon cartridge. 51033-79 TDW (5,500-7,500) C&R – Lot 4170

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4171

*WINCHESTER MODEL 64 “DEER RIFLE” IN 219 ZIPPER CALIBER WITH BOLT PEEP SIGHT.

SN 1120412. Cal. 219 ZIPPER. 26″ rapid taper rnd bbl. Half length magazine. Hooded ramp front-sight. Bolt mounted peep sight. Blue finish. Straight grain American walnut stocks with plain pistol grip and checkered steel shotgun buttplate. Bbl shows model and cal mark on left rear of bbl with Winchester address on right rear. WP proof in oval is stamped near receiver. Receiver is marked “Winchester over trademark over Made in U.S.A.” on upper tang. SN is stamped on lower front of receiver. WP Proof on top ring of receiver. Forend is of a semi-beavertail profile. CONDITION: Very fine to excellent. Bbl and magazine tube retain nearly all blue finish that is drifting to a slight plumb color toward muzzle. Markings are sharp. Bore is slightly frosty with strong rifling. Receiver retains 95% blue finish with some small scratches and dents overall. Bolt is drifting to a plumb-brown color. Bolt sight is very good. All receiver markings are sharp. Stocks are fine, full-sized, and show almost all of varnish finish with only slight handling marks. Buttplate shows 90% blue finish with sharp checkering. Forend cap retains 98% blue finish. Magazine is drifting to a smooth plumb-brown color. Magazine hanger and end-cap retain nearly all of blue finish. A very fine example of one of George Madis’ “favorite shootin guns”. 51079-9 TEP (2,500-4,000) C&R – Lot 4171

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4172

*RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 65 RIFLE IN 218 BEE.

SN 1004669. Cal. 218 BEE. 24″ rapid taper rnd bbl with hooded ramp front-sight. Button magazine. Blue finish. Straight grain American walnut stocks with plain pistol grip and checkered steel shotgun buttplate. Bbl shows a model and cal mark on left side at breech with Winchester address on right side at breech. WP proof stamped on top. Rear-sight mortise is filled with a blank. Receiver is marked “Winchester over trademark over Made in U.S.A.” on upper tang. SN is stamped on lower forward part of receiver. There is a “W” proof stamped in front of trigger. A WP proof is at front top of receiver. A rare adjustable bolt peep sight is also installed on bolt. Stocks have a plain pistol grip that is not capped. Forestock is of a semi-beavertail design. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl shows 90% blue finish that is drifting to a pleasing smooth plumb-brown patina. Bbl marks are sharp. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Receiver shows 95% blue finish with sharp markings and a few slight scratch marks. Bolt has turned plumb-brown. Sight is very good. Stocks are fine, full-sized, and retain nearly all of varnish finish with very few small handling marks. Buttplate is a silver-gray patina with traces of blue and sharp checkering. Forend cap retains 95% blue finish. An opportunity to obtain a very rare Model 53′ Winchester which was a continuation of the Model 1892, of which a total of only 5,704 were manufactured between 1933 and 1947. 51079-4 TEP (3,500-5,000) C&R – Lot 4172

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4173

RARE & DESIRABLE WINCHESTER “INVERTED V” 1888 CARTRIDGE BOARD.

SN NSN. Great example of an 1888 “WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO” Cartridge Board. Litho size is approx. 26″ x 38″ with three vignettes. Upper left with two cowboys and steer, upper right with two hunters and moose with lower centered vignette featuring bear and bear dogs. Cartridge layout consists of inverted “V” with partial rings around vignettes having a total of 87 metallic cartridges with 10 shot shell casing, 6 primer tins and 8 bullets centered around “NEW HAVEN/CONN U.S.A.” marking along display bottom. Orig framing consists of fancy gold inner frame with 1-3/4″ oak outer frame having five outer beads. Board is housed in custom 49-3/4″ x 38-3/85″ x 4-7/8″ glass fronted pine display cabinet. CONDITION: Litho has faded to dull olive drab. Color on vignette and red “H” show substantial fading. Board has protective lacquer coating and shows spot of damage along left side. Two metallic cartridges lack coating and appear to be replacements. Gold inner frame has spots and tears on all sides. Outer framing has areas of label residue on upper and lower portions. 51033-82 DS (15,000-25,000) – Lot 4173

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4174

RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1890 SINGLE-W CARTRIDGE BOARD.

SN nsn. Rare board with only about 100 known. Exposed image is about 42-1/2″ x 29-1/2″ of wood grain heavy cardboard containing a total of 142 cartridges including the massive 70-150 cartridge at the top center. Left center of the board has the vignette by A.B. Frost of two north woods hunters in a snowy forest scene with one shooting a Winchester rifle. Right center has the vignette, probably by Frederick Remington, of a cowboy shooting his Winchester over his downed horse and bottom center has two hanging ducks, a mallard drake and a canvas back drake. Top center of the board has the large Winchester name in red over “REPEATING ARMS CO.” in gilt and across the bottom “NEW HAVEN, CONN., U.S.A.” also in gilt. Both bottom corners have advertising along with the names of Winchester’s new offices of New York and San Francisco. Mounted in its orig oak frame which is 51″ x 38″ and has a silver gesso inner frame. Rear of the board has its orig paper backing with Winchester compliments label. Included with this lot is an glass and wood protective cover which hangs over the cartridge board on the wall. This cover allows viewing of the board and protects it. CONDITION: The cardboard display has some creases and cracks, is considerably darkened and dusty. It appears that all orig cartridges, primers, and bullets are present; brass components have considerable darkening. Paper shot shells at left are re-wired, with some glue, are most likely replacements. 50929-1 MGM329 (8,000-15,000) – Lot 4174

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4175

RARE WINCHESTER “GIRL IN THE SADDLE” POSTER.

SN NSN. Brightly colored poster depicting young woman in western wear and red bandana, with western mountain backdrop, holding a Winchester 1892 saddle ring carbine in one hand while waving her hat in the air with other hand. Upper right hand corner has red “W” trademark. Lower portion has black background with yellow and red writing touting the use of Winchester arms and cartridges for all types of shooting. Poster size is 31-1/2″ x 14″, with metal upper and lower edges. CONDITION: Poster retains vivid, largely unfaded colors. Edges are lightly tattered. Poster shows evidence of rolling and folding in the past with 3-1/2″ tear on left side of upper metal border. 50419-1 DS (20,000-30,000) – Lot 4175

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4176

OUTFIT USED BY LEE MARVIN IN “GORKY PARK”.

This jacket and leather boots were specially made for Lee Marvin to be worn in the movie, “Gorky Park”. The jacket having a label, “S. Style Aitoa Nahkaa”. The Finnish jacket probably purchased by the production company in Finland where it was made. The movie depicted a Russian location but was actually filmed in Finland. A pair of laced top high leather boots, folded over with tooled leather decoration were also part of this costume. Lee Marvin played “Jack Osborne” in the suspenseful 1980’s Cold War thriller. Lee Marvin usually played roles depicting a macho, hard, determined individual and was frequently in war and action movies. Unlike many of the famous action and war movie stars of the day, Marvin had been there and done that. He was a Marine in the U.S. Army during WWII and was actually wounded on Iwo Jima. This outfit was originally sold in the Lee Marvin Estate after his death via his wife, Pamela Marvin. A still photograph from the movie, “Gorky Park”, depicting Marvin wearing this same outfit accompanies this grouping. SIZE: Coat 54. Boots, 18″ high (folded over),sole 12-3/4″ long. PROVENANCE: The Estate of Lee Marvin through Pamela Marvin. CONDITION: Coat has very light wear. The boots show some use. Generally very good. 51086-2 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 4176

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4177

EXTREMELY RARE DELUXE CONRAD ULRICH ENGRAVED EXHIBITION QUALITY MARLIN MODEL 1893 TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE IN EXTREMELY FINE CONDITION WITH GOLD AND PLATINUM INLAY.

SN 155286. Cal. 30-30. Spectacular Marlin with 26″ oct to rnd bbl, full magazine, takedown with German silver Rocky Mountain front sight and sporting rear sight. Mounted with highly figured, shell grain European walnut with #10 checkered & carved forearm and serpentine pistol grip stock with Marlin hard rubber buttplate. Carving consists of a maple leaf and special borders on each side of both stock & forearm. SN is on bottom of receiver, left side of top tang, under the wood and inside top tang channel of buttstock. Receiver is engraved in spectacular #10 style, by Conrad Ulrich. Engraving consists of the large oval vignette of a semi-relief bull moose in a very detailed forest scene with very fine stippled background. Right side is engraved in a slightly smaller vignette of an extreme highly detailed grizzly bear in a mountain scene. Both sides of receiver have nearly full coverage, semi-relief grape leaves with fine punch dot background. Both vignettes are outlined in inlaid gold wire. Bolt is engraved to match with a flower blossom in the center surrounded by gold wire inlay. Bottom & top of receiver are engraved in foliate arabesque patterns with grape leaves in the center on top side flats. Lever boss, top tang, takedown ring and forend cap are engraved to match. Sides of lever & the exposed flats of the bbl, over chamber area are engraved in light arabesque patterns. Chamber area of the bbl and around the caliber marking is inlaid with two platinum wire inlays and a gold wire inlay with three gold dots on each side. Forend cap has platinum wire inlay. This 1893 Marlin rifle with such extensive engraved coverage, special carved wood, gold and platinum inlay, and such high orig finish is exceedingly rare. PROVENANCE: Ex-Clarence Parks Collection; Ex-Wes Adams Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all matching. Overall rifle retains virtually all of its crisp orig factory finish with bright orig blue and brilliant case colors, only slightly faded on takedown ring and outer faces of finger loop. Wood is sound with a few, very light handling & storage nicks & scratches and retains virtually all of its brilliant factory piano varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, may be unfired. 50412-17 (50,000-100,000) – Lot 4177

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4178

EXTREMELY FINE RARE TAKEDOWN SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE “EXHIBITION GRADE” CONRAD ULRICH ENGRAVED MARLIN MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 131458. Cal. 32-20. Blue and color case hardened with 24″ oct to rnd bbl, half magazine and Beech’s ivory bead combination front sight, a Lyman No. 6 2-leaf sight in rear seat and a large loop Lyman tang sight. Top of bbl is full length factory matted and has standard Marlin markings on top flat forward of rear sight. Mounted with very highly figured straight grain American walnut with “G” style checkering and pistol grip stock with serpentine grip and Marlin embossed hard rubber buttplate. Receiver is #3 engraved by Conrad Ulrich with the large oval vignette of a grazing bull elk in a forest scene on left side surrounded by wonderful foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background. Right side of receiver has nearly full coverage foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background and a foliate pattern back of the loading gate opening. Side of bolt, lever boss, bottom of receiver, takedown ring and forend cap are engraved to match. Top side flats and side flats of bbl are engraved in light arabesque patterns over chamber area as is the top tang which also has a flower blossom around tang screw. Top of receiver is engraved in various border patterns with light arabesque patterns and is marked “MARLIN SAFETY”. Left side of upper tang, under the wood is marked with matching SN. Top tang channel of buttstock is marked with the SN “131475”. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle as a takedown model in 32-20 caliber with 24″ half oct bbl, pistol grip and half magazine shipped on March 21, 1896. It was returned May 18, 1896, Dec. 5, 1896, Dec. 23, 1896, Jan. 26, 1901, Feb. 13, 1901 and Feb. 22, 1901. There is no indication as to what may have been done to this rifle during these many returns for repair but it is apparent that the stock was changed early on given the SN in the stock top tang channel is so close to the SN of this rifle. There is little doubt that the wood is factory installed. It has been noted by Marlin Scholars that the numerous factory returns noted in the factory letter were not for repair, but rather is indicative of a Factory Exhibition rifle’s history of display and subsequent return from various promotional events. This gun features special order extremely fine checkering (32 lines/sq.inch) which is also indicative of an exhibition gun. The takedown locking cam is the rare short flush-type locking cam as pictured on p. 671 in the Marlin Firearms Book by Brophy. PROVENANCE: Ex-Randy Gott Collection; Ex-Frank Kelley Collection; Ex-Wes Adams Collection. 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: Extremely fine plus. Overall retains 98-99% strong orig factory finish with bright strong blue on bbl and magazine tube with only light muzzle edge wear. Receiver, takedown ring, lever and hammer retain virtually all of their strong, bright factory case colors, slightly faded on takedown ring and top edge of hammer. Wood is sound with one or two very minor handling and storage nicks and scratches in the finish and overall retains virtually all of its orig factory finish with some minor crazing on left side of buttstock. Checkering shows very minor diamond point wear. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, may be unfired. 50412-22 (40,000-80,000) IVORY – Lot 4178

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4179

*EXTREMELY RARE CONRAD ULRICH FACTORY ENGRAVED DELUXE MODEL 1893 TAKEDOWN MARLIN LEVER ACTION RIFLE WITH EXTRAORDINARILY RARE BIRD’S EYE MAPLE STOCK INSCRIBED “D. M. HAZLETON” IN EXTREMELY FINE CONDITION.

SN 225353. Cal. 30-30. Spectacular Marlin rifle with 24″ oct bbl, full magazine, German silver front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight with large loop Lyman tang sight. Takedown locking cam has the medium length feature. Rifle is mounted with phenomenal rare beautifully grained bird’s eye maple with serpentine pistol grip buttstock and classic Marlin crescent steel buttplate. Buttstock is correctly numbered to gun. Receiver is engraved by Conrad Ulrich, though unsigned, which consists of the large oval vignette of a standing “Hartford” stag in a forest scene on left side and a grizzly bear over his kill in a forest scene on right side. These vignettes are surrounded by artistically empty decorative panels which are themselves surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns with fine punch dot background. Top left edge of receiver is factory inscribed in period script “D.M. Hazleton” and the top flat of receiver is marked “MARLIN SAFETY”. Engraving patterns extend over the top front of the receiver, back of hammer slot, bottom front of receiver, sides of lever and takedown ring with matching patterns on buttplate tang. Light engraved patterns also extend over the exposed flats of the bbl over chamber area. Side & rear end of bolt are engraved to match and there are various border patterns around the engraving. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle as a takedown in caliber 30-30 with 24″ oct bbl, shipped June 18, 1901. This is a typical Marlin letter which almost never mentions any extras. Dallas M. Hazleton (1878-1934) found spelled Hazelton or Hazleton passed the bar of New York in Gouverneur, NY in 1901, the year this gun was shipped. He went on to be an attorney and judge. Unfortunately neither work shop or order records for Marlins have never been found. According to the book Marlin Firearms, Brophy, bird’s eye maple stocks were special order but “The few examples of bird’s-eye maple observed indicate that this type of wood was not the choice of many sportsmen.” Birds eye maple may have not been popular among buyers or maybe it was just too expensive; regardless this is a stunning and rare maple stocked exquisitely engraved piece of art. PROVENANCE: Ex-Frank Kelley Collection; Ex-Wes Adams Collection. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain about 98% strong orig factory blue with only faint muzzle edge wear and a very minor tiny nick or two. Receiver retains most of its orig case colors, moderately faded, stronger in sheltered areas especially on the left side. Lever retains strong case colors on sides and front recess with the balance fading to silver. Hammer retains strong bright case colors, faded to silver on top edge. Takedown ring & cam have silvered case colors as does the buttplate. Wood is sound with a few minor handling and use nicks and scratches and retains just about all of its orig factory varnish, slightly crazed on grip area and near the buttplate. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 50412-23 (40,000-80,000) – Lot 4179

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4180

EXTREMELY RARE & IMPORTANT MARLIN MODEL 1893 TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE RELIEF ENGRAVED WITH GOLD & PLATINUM INLAY.

SN 139494. Cal. 30-30. Fantastic, special order, takedown, deluxe engraved rifle with 26″ oct to rnd bbl, half magazine, half nickel front sight & semi-buckhorn rear sight with Lyman loop tang sight with large disk. Manufactured February 18, 1897. Receiver is wonderfully semi-relief engraved in #10 patterns by Conrad Ulrich with large vignettes of a bull and cow elk in a very detailed woodland scene on left side and a very highly detailed bust of a grizzly bear on right side. Left side vignette has a fine gold rope border and right side vignette has a solid gold wire border. Both sides of receiver have large coverage grape leaf, berry & vine pattern engraving with an extremely fine shaded background. Both sides have Ulrich’s typical curlicue borders with larger feather style borders around top flats. Side of bolt is engraved with grape leaf and berries with a small rnd vignette that has a gold wire inlay. Sides of lever boss also have leaf & vine patterns. Front & rear edges of receiver have gold wire inlay with inlaid platinum wire on sides of hammer and with wire and curls in platinum over chamber area of bbl. Forend cap, sides of takedown ring and top front of receiver have fine arabesque pattern engraving & there is a platinum wire inlay around forend cap. Sides of lever and down top tang have light arabesque pattern engraving. Mounted with extremely beautiful burled walnut stock and pistol grip with serpentine grip cap, 12-3/4″ over the orig Marlin hard rubber buttplate. Stock and forend cap have sling eyes. This rifle is pictured on p. 347 of Steel Canvas, Wilson. Pattern #10 engravings with a combination of gold and platinum inlay are extremely rare and considered the highest form of decoration ever on an American manufactured firearm. PROVENANCE: Ex-Carl Press Collection; Ex-Clarence Parks Collection; Ex-Wes Adams Collection. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl retains about 94-96% strong bright orig blue, slightly thinned & turning plum on rnd section & over chamber area. Magazine tube retains about all of its strong bright orig blue. Receiver retains about 80% orig case colors, mostly faded but strong & bright in sheltered areas. Lever retains about 50% orig case colors, strong & bright in sheltered areas, faded elsewhere. Hammer retains 75-80% strong orig case colors, mostly on sides. Wood is sound & retains about all of an extremely fine piano varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright shiny bore. 50412-16 (25,000-50,000) – Lot 4180

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4181

RARE AND FINE DELUXE ENGRAVED TAKEDOWN MARLIN MODEL 1893 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 115303. Cal. 38-55. Beautiful deluxe takedown ’93 with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, takedown, with German silver Rocky Mountain front sight, long semi-buckhorn rear sight and Lyman combination tang sight. Left top bbl flat & receiver have British proofs along with “.370”. Mounted with very nicely figured American walnut with B-style checkered forearm and straight stock with Marlin hard rubber buttplate. Locking cam is long style. Left side of upper tang is stamped with matching SN which number is also found in top tang channel of buttstock. Receiver is engraved in No. 2 style with the vignette of a feeding bull elk with birds & trees in background in oval frame border with foliate arabesque patterns fore and aft with arrowhead and wavelet borders. Right side is engraved with foliate arabesque patterns and a shell pattern back of loading gate port. Sides of lever boss, bolt, top and bottom of receiver, top tang, forend cap and exposed flats of bbl over chamber area are engraved to match. Top of receiver is marked “MARLIN SAFETY”. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter that identifies this rifle as a Model 1893 in caliber 38-55 with 26″ oct bbl, takedown and shipped Jan. 11, 1895. PROVENANCE: Ex-Wes Adams Collection. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching. Bbl retains 94-95% strong orig blue with light muzzle edge and sharp edge wear; magazine tube retains 90-92% orig blue turning plum; receiver, lever and hammer retain most of their orig factory case colors, moderately thinned, turned silver on bottom of takedown ring with a few scattered small spots of pitting; outer face of lever has turned silver; wood is sound with a few light nicks and scratches, showing wear on carry point of forearm and another spot of wear on comb of stock, otherwise retains most of its orig factory varnish. Mechanics are crisp, bright crisp bore. 50412-21 (15,000-25,000) – Lot 4181

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4182

*RARE SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE ENGRAVED MARLIN MODEL 1893 TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 198053. Cal. 38-55. Fine deluxe 1893 with 26″ oct to rnd bbl, half magazine, takedown with German silver Rocky Mountain front sight and Marlin semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with very highly figured, flame and shell grain American walnut with C-style checkered forearm and serpentine pistol grip stock with crescent steel buttplate. Left side of upper tang is stamped with matching SN which number is also found in top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Rifle is engraved Grade 1 which consists of the large vignette of a standing whitetail buck in a forest scene on left side with light foliate arabesque patterns and multiple borders. Right side of receiver, top & bottom of receiver & lever boss are engraved in light foliate arabesque patterns. All screws are gold plated. Accompanied by a Marlin Firearms Co. letter which identifies this rifle in cal. 38-55 with 26″ half oct bbl, half magazine, takedown, #1 engraved, “extra special”, “C” checkered stock & pistol grip, shipped Oct. 12, 1903. PROVENANCE: Ex-Tom Seymour Collection; Ex-Wes Adams Collection. CONDITION: Very fine overall. Bbl retains 95-96% strong orig blue with light thinning on each side of muzzle, light sharp edge wear on octagonal section with some scattered, very light surface discoloration; magazine tube retains dark blue in sheltered areas, turning plum on outer radius; receiver retains about 80% thinning orig blue, turned silver on bottom at carry point; hammer retains strong case colors and the lever strong case colors on sides and in sheltered areas, turned silver on outer faces; buttplate is a mottled silver/gray patina; hammer & tang screws retain strong gold wash on the heads, other screws retain traces of gold being mostly worn to nickel under-finish; wood is sound with normal nicks, dings and scratches with one deep scratch by the right toe and a small bruise on the forearm, otherwise is sound & retains most of its orig piano varnish finish; forearm retains about 80% strong orig piano varnish finish showing wear on bottom rear and moderate wear on checkering. Mechanics are crisp, very bright shiny bore. 50412-18 (10,000-20,000) – Lot 4182

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4183

EXCEPTIONAL SPECIAL ORDER ENGRAVED MARLIN 1893 WITH RARE SPECIAL ORDER 30-INCH OCTAGON BARREL.

SN 294769. Cal. 32-40. Exceptionally rare 30″ special order full oct bbl with full magazine with case colored receiver. Engraved in the Marlin No. 1 pattern and likely engraved by Ulrich. With checkered pistol grip deluxe stocks with hard rubber Marlin buttplate. The engraving scene on the left side of receiver is a central vignette of a white-tail deer with forest scene with a 2-line border. Balance of frame filled with small foliate and arabesque scrolls with a single chisel line border top and bottom with rope border fore and aft. Engraving continues over the top of receiver with borders and scrolls to right side of receiver where bolt has foliate and arabesque with small scrolls which continues down to the lower portion of the receiver with centrally located large scrolls with wide rope border fore and aft and single chisel cut border encompassing entire side. Receiver is engraved with small scrolls at hinge point for lever as well as bottom of receiver as a small centralized scroll and vine embellishment. The 2-pc select walnut stocks are nicely checkered in the single diamond pattern with very fine checkered S pattern pistol grip. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine overall, with receiver retaining virtually all of its vivid Marlin case colors with very slight fading at balance point below SN. Finish on the rare 30″ oct bbl is exceptional with wear and finish loss only at the highest of points of bbl flats and is not significant. A slight amount of muzzle or end wear is evident on bbl and magazine tube. Walnut stocks are exceptionally fine with very sharp and preserved checkering with fine finish remaining on forend cap, hammer and lever. There is a slight amount of case color fading on bottom of lever. The Marlin hard rubber buttplate is very fine with a trace of wear at heel and one very insignificant chip in base of buttplate. Bore and mechanics are bright and crisp. Bbl is mounted with traditional semi buckhorn sporting rear sight and nickel silver blade sporting front sight. 50506-59 TDW (10,000-15,000) – Lot 4183

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4184

*EXCEPTIONALLY FINE MARLIN MODEL 1893 FACTORY ENGRAVED RIFLE.

SN 437840. Cal. 30-30. 26″ oct bbl with full magazine with blue finished receiver engraved in the Marlin No. 1 pattern with 2-pc checkered pistol grip deluxe stocks with steel butt. Engraved in the style of John Ulrich a game scene with a vignette of a standing white-tail buck at a watering hole with reeds and trees in background with a dual line border surrounding vignette and modest coverage of foliate arabesque with a dual outer border in a rope pattern. Right side of receiver has moderate coverage with a 2-line border on outer edges of receiver in a rope border style with two central areas of foliate arabesque engraving and small scrolls. Bolt being engraved to match with small scroll scenes in center and a single line border. The select walnut stocks checkered in a single diamond pattern are highly figured walnut with the traditional trademark S pattern type pistol grip. Bbl is mounted with a Marlin traditional semi-buckhorn rear sporting sight and a W.F. Sheard sporting blade front sight. Bbl marked with traditional Marlin Firearms address on top flat as well as marked on left side below rear sight “SPECIAL SMOKELESS STEEL” with cal. designation “30-30” on top flat over chamber. Tang is marked “MODEL 1893”. CONDITION: Very fine overall, with much factory blue finish remaining with slight thinning on flats of bbl and magazine tube. The thinning has produced a somewhat plum finish with a slight loss of finish at muzzle from period use. The extra high polished receiver offsets the factory engraving wonderfully. Has typical finish loss on high points of receiver and bottom of receiver in the SN area. Case color still is evident on lever in the more protected areas, but bottom and inside of loop have somewhat silvered. Buttplate is void of any finish. 2-pc deluxe walnut stocks are in very fine condition with numerous small period scratches and slight bruising. Checkering is still sharp and complete and wood still retains much orig finish with slight darkening at wrist. 50506-60 TDW (5,000-8,000) C&R – Lot 4184

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4185

VERY RARE AND EXTREMELY FINE SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE ENGRAVED MARLIN MODEL 1889 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 114243. Cal. 38 WCF (38-40). Wonderful deluxe ’89 with 28″ oct bbl, full magazine with German silver Rocky Mountain front sight and long semi-buckhorn rear sight. Top of receiver is marked “MARLIN SAFETY”. Left side of upper tang has matching SN which number is also found in top tang channel of buttstock and inside buttplate. Receiver is engraved in style-1 with the rnd vignette of a standing white tail buck in a forest scene on left side with light foliate arabesque patterns fore and aft with border of connected circles. Right side of frame is engraved in light foliate arabesque patterns with a shell pattern back of the loading gate opening. Side of bolt, top and bottom of frame and top tang are engraved to match with a rosette around the tang screw. Mounted with very nicely figured burl American walnut with Grade B checkering, a serpentine grip cap and crescent buttplate. Very few of this model had deluxe wood and extremely few were engraved, making this an extremely rare rifle. PROVENANCE: Ex-Wes Adams Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching. Bbl, magazine tube and forend cap retain about 99% crisp, orig factory blue; receiver, lever and hammer retain virtually all of their orig factory case colors, brilliant on sides and top of receiver, slightly faded on bottom at carry point and outer face of lever; buttplate retains most of its orig case colors turned silvery; wood is sound with a few light nicks and scratches and retains most of its brilliant factory varnish finish; checkering shows very light diamond point wear. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, probably unfired. 50412-19 JS (25,000-50,000) – Lot 4185

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4186

RARE SPECIAL ORDER FACTORY ENGRAVED MARLIN MODEL 1889 DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 44294. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Rare Model ’89 with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, Rocky Mountain German silver front sight, long semi-buckhorn rear sight and Lyman #15 windgage tang sight. Mounted with very beautiful, highly figured, European walnut with checkered forearm and serpentine pistol grip buttstock with crescent buttplate. SN is on bottom of receiver, left side of upper tang under the wood, inside top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Top tang also had another SN “42739” which has been factory defaced. Receiver is very nicely engraved with the vignette of a standing grizzly bear in a mountain scene on left side with extremely well-executed foliate arabesque patterns and border patterns on left side with matching foliate arabesque patterns on right side and a flower blossom centered on the bolt. Light foliate arabesque patterns and straight line borders extend over the top & bottom of receiver and top tang. Model ’89 rifles are fairly scarce in their own right with deluxe rifles quite scarce and engraved rifles extremely rare. PROVENANCE: Ex-Wes Adams Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching. Bbl and magazine tube retain 98-99% crisp orig blue and forend cap 96-97% blue; receiver retains strong case colors on sides, moderately faded over top & bottom; lever & hammer retain moderately faded case colors turned silver on outer faces of lever; buttplate retains smokey case colors. Wood is sound with a few light bruises in the checkering on both stock and forearm and a few light nicks & scratches and overall retains about all of its crisp orig varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 50412-20 JS (15,000-25,000) – Lot 4186

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4187

*SPECIAL ORDER MARLIN 1897 DELUXE FACTORY ENGRAVED.

SN 417497. Cal. 22. 28″ oct bbl, 24″ mag tube, combination front sight, flat top V-notch sporting rear sight. Top flat of bbl marked “MARLIN FIRE ARMS CO. NEW – HAVEN, CT., U.S.A./PAT’D NOV. 19. 1878. APRIL 2. 1889. AUG. 12. 1890. MAR. 1. 1892.” Receiver is style 1 factory engraved with circle with buck deer in a wooded scene on left side surrounded by open scroll patterns. Right side has open foliate scroll with punch dot background. Top tang is equipped with short base flip up peep sight. Mounted with streaked straight grain walnut, checkered pistol grip with gull wing cap, Marlin hard rubber buttplate, standard forend with large checkered diamond on bottom. Inspection of inside tang reveals left side of top tang stamped “497”, the last three numbers of the SN. Top tang channel is stamped “0417497”. PROVENANCE: Ex-George Peters collection. CONDITION: Fine plus. Bbl retains 90% orig blue showing some slight muzzle wear and bright on sharp edges, normal small nicks and scratches and a couple small areas of very fine surface oxidation. Receiver shows good fading orig case colors, strong and dark in protected areas, thinning and blending with silver and brown patina on sharp edges and across top and bottom. Hammer shows fading orig case colors. Lever shows orig case colors on sides blending with silver patina across bottom. Stock is sound with tiny crack behind top tang, sharp checkering, usual fine nicks and scratches and retains a factory style restored varnish finish. Forend is sound with sharp checkering, some minor small handling marks and retains a factory style restored varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, lightly frosted bore, good rifling with a couple minor shallow scattered pits. 50506-61 (7,500-12,500) – Lot 4187

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4188

*EXCEPTIONALLY FINE FACTORY ENGRAVED MARLIN 97 LEVER ACTION.

SN 442282. Cal. 22L. 24″ full oct bbl with full tube magazine. Case colored receiver artfully engraved in the No. 1 pattern with a vignette of a white-tail deer standing amongst a small forest scene with an exterior 2-line border around the vignette with additional foliate and small scrolls continue to fill the balance of the receiver with a very attractive 2-line scroll encased border. Right sight of receiver has a central plane of engraving consisting of one rather large foliate and scroll with dot punch background in center with a chisel-cut 2-line border around the perimeter of the receiver. The bolt nicely engraved in a vine embellishment. Top of receiver is dual chase line engraved with small finials at fore and aft position of receiver. Bottom of receiver has one single embellishment just under SN of a sunburst done in scroll and vine. Lever is case color and is fitted nicely with a correct Marbles tang sight. With hard rubber buttplate. Stocks are of heavily marbled select walnut with the traditional 1897 S pattern grip and checkered in their single diamond pattern. CONDITION: A very fine overall rifle, with skillfully executed engraving on the case colored receiver with only minor losses of color at the top and bottom edges of receiver sides. The lever has somewhat silvered but still retains approximately 30% of its case coloring. Upper and lower tang still retain most case colors. Bbl blue finish has turned quite plum with finish loss on high points of oct bbl. Magazine tube is excellent with most all finish remaining. Forend cap has lost most of its blue finish and is now somewhat silver. Wood stocks are very fine with numerous small nicks and small bruising, however, most orig factory varnish remains. Checkering is somewhat worn on forearm from actual use. 50506-62 TDW (5,000-8,000) C&R – Lot 4188

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4189

*EXTRAORDINARILY RARE GOLD #10 ENGRAVED & GOLD INLAID MARLIN MODEL 27S PUMP ACTION RIFLE.

SN 10737. Cal. 25-20. Blue finish with 24″ tapered oct bbl, ivory bead front sight and Marlin semi-buckhorn rear sight with a Lyman large loop tang sight. Mounted with very highly figured flame & shell grain American walnut with “F” style checkered tapered rnd forearm & straight stock with crescent steel buttplate. SN was observed on left side of top tang under the wood, inside top tang channel of buttstock and inside buttplate. No further disassembly was effected to check for additional matching numbers. Receiver is spectacularly engraved by C.F. Ulrich with large vignettes of two squirrels on a tree limb with the tree in the background, surrounded by a simple incised line and gold wire borders. Right side is engraved with the large vignette of three rabbits that depicts one standing in front of a hollow tree stump with the other two rabbits in the hole of the stump, behind a rock with foliate & floral background. This vignette is surrounded by an elliptical shaped plain border with a gold wire outline. Both sides of receiver have full coverage, intertwined, foliate arabesque patterns with fine punch dot background. Top edges of receiver have running leaf & vine patterns with a shell pattern over the front bridge. Top of front bridge also has fine gold & platinum wire inlays. Bottom edges of receiver also have running leaf & vine patterns with foliate arabesque patterns on floorplate. Trigger guard is engraved with geometric patterns. Center of buttplate is engraved with foliate arabesque patterns and a diamond cross-hatched round center. This extraordinary rifle is the top rifle pictured on the book cover. Accompanied by a National Rifle Association of America “ONE OF THE TEN BEST ARMS” silver medallion number 382 awarded to this rifle at the 2000 annual NRA meeting. Also includes the medallion box and blue plastic stand. PROVENANCE: Ex-Richard Rohal Estate Collection. 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: Extremely fine plus, all matching. Overall retains about 98% strong orig factory blue on metal with only faint sharp edge wear and a very minor handling & storage mark or two with slight wear on the slide rod. Wood is sound with a scratch on top right side of wrist and a few other minor handling & storage marks in the varnish and overall retains virtually all of its orig factory piano varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 50425-5 (25,000-35,000) IVORY – Lot 4189

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4190

*EXTRAORDINARILY RARE #10 ENGRAVED & GOLD INLAID MARLIN MODEL 20 PUMP ACTION RIFLE FROM THE MAHON MARLIN ESTATE.

SN 3939. Cal. 22. Extraordinary dainty deluxe little rifle with 23″ tapered oct bbl, ivory bead front sight and tiny elevation adjustable rear sight. Top flat of bbl has the usual Marlin address with arrows at each end and a half magazine. Mounted with exceptional, extra finish flame & shell grain American walnut with “F” style checkered round forearm & straight stock with semi-crescent steel buttplate. Receiver is engraved by Conrad Ulrich with the large vignette of two squirrels in a tree on left side surrounded by a fine incised line & gold wire borders and the oval vignette of two rabbits in a woodland scene with a tree in the background on the right side, also surrounded by a fine plain & gold wire borders. Sides of receiver are engraved in full coverage, intertwined, foliate arabesque patterns with fine punch dot background. Top edges of receiver have fine tapering snake patterns with a chipped pattern border around the top flat and arabesque patterns at each end. Front receiver ring is engraved with a shell pattern and inlaid with a narrow gold band. Top tang has light foliate arabesque patterns and a simple line border. Bottom edges of receiver are engraved in snake & dot patterns with foliate arabesque patterns on floorplate. Engraving extends about 2-1/4″ over the top five flats of the bbl with simple arabesque patterns. Chamber end of bbl, at the receiver, is inlaid with fine gold & platinum bands. Buttplate is engraved with foliate arabesque patterns around screw holes. The SN is on the left side of the top tang under the wood, inside the top tang channel of the butt stock and inside the buttplate. Page 444 of the book Marlin Firearms, Brophy, has a black & white picture of both sides of this rifle with the caption “…one of the two finest pump action .22 rifles produced by Marlin” and he also refers to it as “exceptionally rare”. This rifle appeared on the cover of the 28th Edition Blue Book of Gun Values, Fjestad, in 2007 and is the center rifle in the color photograph. Accompanied by a letter dated Sept. 19, 1996 over the signature of Edward Caporale wherein he states that he owns two Marlin rifles which had been the property of Mr. Mahon Marlin and upon his death were passed on to his only daughter, Janet. Mr. Caporale’s father-in-law, Dominic Griego, had worked for Mr. Marlin beginning in 1933 and continued working for Janet until her death in 1965. According to the letter Mr. Griego was given a number of items from Janet’s property, including three rifles, a shotgun and two 22s. Mr. Griego reportedly gave the two 22s to Mr. Caporale before he passed away in July 1996 at age 88. Also accompanied by a National Rifle Association “ONE OF TEN BEST ARMS” silver medal No. 381 awarded to this rifle at the NRA convention in 2000. Additionally accompanied by the blue medal box and the small plastic stand. PROVENANCE: Ex-Richard Rohal Estate Collection. 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: Extremely fine plus, all matching. Overall retains 98-99% crisp orig blue with only extremely faint sharp edge wear on the bbl and minor wear on the slide rod and right side of the hammer. Wood is sound with a few minor chips in the varnish and some minor crazing to the finish and overall retains about all of its fine orig factory piano varnish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 50425-1 (20,000-30,000) IVORY – Lot 4190

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4191

*EXTREMELY RARE MARLIN MODEL 38 #10 ENGRAVED & GOLD INLAID PUMP ACTION RIFLE.

SN 2605. Cal. 22. One-of-a-kind Marlin with 24″ tapered oct bbl, Marbles Duplex front sight with brass fixed bead and folding ivory night bead, a semi-buckhorn rear sight and an unusual tang sight that extends down the tang to the comb. Top flat of the bbl has the usual Marlin Firearms Corp. markings and a 3/4 magazine. Receiver is unusual with its hinged receiver that is locked with a spring loaded serrated pad in the top tang. Safety is a push lever just behind the trigger guard that is pressed upward to fire and down from the top to engage the safety. Rifle is mounted with very nicely figured, streaky French walnut with modified No. 10 checkered & carved rnd forearm with a large oak leaf at the bottom rear edge and an acorn in the upper panel. Butt stock has a checkered pistol grip with serpentine grip cap and special carved oak leaf & acorn panels on each side. Grip cap is mounted with a matching contour rectangular silver plate engraved “NELVA BEDORE”. Buttplate is standard Marlin-marked hard rubber. Receiver is inlaid with a fine gold band completely over the sides and top at the front & rear edges and is engraved with the large vignette of two squirrels on a tree on left side surrounded by a decorative arabesque mortar and the vignette of two rabbits in a field scene on the right side, surrounded by an identical border. Both vignettes are surrounded by fine foliate arabesque patterns with dash & dot border completely around the sides. Top of receiver is engraved with mirror image grape leaf patterns surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns with matching engraving on top tang, bottom of receiver and trigger guard. Engraving extends about 2″ over the top flat, top right flat, right side flat and left side flat. The top left side flat is occupied with the caliber marking. This rifle is the bottom rifle that appeared on the cover of the 28th Edition of Blue Book of Gun Values, Fjestad, published in 2007. Accompanied by a National Rifle Association award plaque and “ONE OF TEN BEST ARMS” silver medal No. 463, awarded to this rifle at the annual meeting in 2008. The plaque states “Only known engraved Model 38”. Also accompanied by the original blue plush medal box and sleeve and the small plastic stand. Additionally accompanied by a Marlin factory letter over the signature of William S. Brophy wherein he states that this rifle is the “finest Model 38 extant” and that it is “a one-of-a-kind Marlin”. He goes on to give a history of the Model 38 and its designer. Along with Mr. Brophy’s letter is a copy of another letter on Remington Arms Co. letterhead dated Oct. 2, 1989 addressed to Mr. Brophy at Marlin over the signature of E.D. Bedore, National Accounts Mgr. Mr. Bedore is apparently forwarding photographs of “my grandmother’s Model 38”. The letter states “As the story goes, my grandmother claims that she won this firearm at an exhibition shoot”, and in another paragraph he identifies it with SN 2605. Additionally accompanying are two pages copied from The Marlin Collector of April 1990 which has three pictures of this exact rifle over the initials of Mr. Brophy. In the captions to one of the pictures he states without doubt it was engraved by Alden George Ulrich. PROVENANCE: Ex-Richard Rohal Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl retains about 98% strong orig factory blue with three pencil eraser sized and three smaller blood spots toward the muzzle with only faint sharp edge wear after that. Magazine tube retains about all of its strong orig blue forward of forearm, showing heavy forearm wear on the tube behind the forearm and moderate wear on the slide bar. Receiver has one small wear spot on the top right rear edge, otherwise retains virtually all of its strong orig factory blue. Wood has a few minor nicks & scratches and shows light to moderate wear on forearm with a few chipped diamonds and overall retains most of its fine oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 50425-3 (12,500-17,500) – Lot 4191

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4192

*RARE FACTORY #3 ENGRAVED MARLIN MODEL 27S PUMP ACTION RIFLE.

SN 2907. Cal. 32 WCF (32-20). Outstanding deluxe engraved rifle with 24″ tapered oct bbl, ivory bead front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with streaky, nicely figured French walnut with “F” style checkered rnd forearm and straight stock with crescent steel buttplate. Receiver is very nicely engraved with large vignette of two squirrels on a tree limb on the left side and two rabbits in a field scene with trees on right side. Both vignettes have wide sweeping borders with dash & dot inside borders. Both vignettes are surrounded by fine foliate arabesque patterns with shaded backgrounds. Both sides have scallop & wavelet borders with a floral rosette centered on right side of bolt. Top of receiver is engraved with foliate arabesque patterns at each end, a chip border around the entire top and snake & dot borders around the top edges. Bottom edges have tapering snake & dot borders with foliate arabesque patterns on floorplate & trigger bow. Engraving extends over top & side flats of the chamber area. Right top flat is stamped with the caliber marking, upside down, to accommodate the engraving. SN is on left side of top tang, inside top tang channel of butt stock and inside buttplate. A truly wonderful and rare engraved Marlin, the only known example. PROVENANCE: Previously sold as part of the Richard Rohal Estate Collection. 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: Extremely fine plus, all matching. Overall retains virtually all of its orig factory finish with strong dark blue that has only slight sharp edge wear and a little wear on the slide rod. Wood is sound with crisp checkering that has a couple of chipped diamonds and a few small bruises with light handling & use marks and overall retains most of its crisp oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 50425-2 DS (8,000-12,000) C&R; IVORY – Lot 4192

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4193

*RARE DELUXE #3 ENGRAVED MARLIN MODEL 20-S PUMP ACTION RIFLE.

SN 4090. Cal. 22. Wonderful rare little rifle with 24″ tapered oct bbl, broken ivory bead front sight and Model 20 rear sight. It has full magazine and standard markings. Mounted with highly figured, shell grain American walnut with “F” style checkered rnd forearm and straight stock with crescent steel buttplate. Right side of butt stock is elaborately carved in a large elliptical vignette of a flying mallard and a sweeping foliate pattern, all with stippled background. Receiver is wonderfully engraved by Conrad Ulrich in No. 3 style with the large oval vignette of a bull & cow elk in a very detailed mountain scene on left side, all surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background. Right side has full coverage, wonderfully executed foliate arabesque patterns with a floral rosette on the takedown screw. Top of receiver ring is engraved with the intertwined initials “GBS” or some combination thereof. Bottom front of receiver is engraved in a foliate spray pattern with fine geometric patterns down each side. Top edges are engraved in very fine wavelet patterns. Center of buttplate is engraved with a fine foliate arabesque pattern. SN is on the left side of the top tang under the wood, inside the top tang channel of the butt stock and inside the buttplate. PROVENANCE: Ex-Richard Rohal Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine to very fine, all matching. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 95% strong orig blue with only light sharp edge wear. Receiver retains 90-92% strong orig blue with edge wear and tangs turning to blue/gray patina. Buttplate retains most of its orig blue, thinning on the toe & heel, strong in the center. Stock has a ancient chip in the heel, otherwise wood is sound with normal handling & use marks and retains most of its orig piano varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 50425-4 (6,000-9,000) – Lot 4193

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4194

*REMINGTON MODEL 12 F GRADE FACTORY ENGRAVED PUMP RIFLE.

SN W240901. Cal 22SH. 24″ oct bbl with sporting sights. Action has full coverage factory engraving with vignettes featuring pointing dogs on both sides. Balance of action has foliate scroll engraving. Slide handle and round knob stock of nicely marbled thin shell walnut. Features include point pattern hand checkering, brass nameplate in toe line and crescent steel buttplate. CONDITION: Beautifully restored rifle. Metal retains over 98% refinish. Stocks have very good gloss refinish showing a few small marks. Good bore mechanics. 50425-6 DS (7,000-12,000) C&R – Lot 4194

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4195

RARE DELUXE WINCHESTER HIGH WALL SINGLE SHOT TARGET RIFLE.

SN 46225. Cal. 32-40. Very rare high wall with 30″ #3 weight oct to rnd bbl with windage adjustable globe front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight & rare Soule windage adjustable mid-range Vernier tang sight with 3″ staff. Wood is very highly figured, center crotch, flame grain 3-4X American walnut with black insert, Schnable tip “H” style checkered forearm & black insert pistol grip stock with heavy cheek piece & brass Swiss buttplate that was originally nickel finish. Receiver has sgl-set trigger. Left side & lower tang, under the wood is marked with the assembly No. “8888”, “XXX” & “SBC”. Matching assembly No. is also found in top tang channel of buttstock & inside toe of buttplate. The entire rifle has a heavy coating of old dried oil or wax. This rifle was produced about 1890. PROVENANCE: Pierre Renaud Collection. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl retains 96-97% strong bright orig blue with a small scrape on the bottom just forward of the forearm. Receiver retains virtually all of its orig case colors, slightly faded , brilliant elsewhere. Wood is sound with a series of small dings on the buttstock, otherwise retains most of its orig varnish with some slight staining around the wrist. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with light to moderate pitting. 50454-1 (7,500-11,500) – Lot 4195

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4196

*WINCHESTER SCHUETZEN.

SN 86166. Cal. 32-40. Helm pattern Schuetzen rifle with No. 5 Winchester bbl with rarely found top 3 flats matted. Bbl is 32″ long, full oct. and has Winchester scope blocks mounted. The front sight is a simple ivory bead with a rear sight that is a correct Winchester vernier tang. The blued action is fitted with double set triggers and a lever which is case colored but doesn’t fit correctly, possibly it is bent. The checkered buttstock has extra grade wood of pleasing character. The buttplate has been crudely modified but would be easily converted back to orig. The forearm is checkered and fitted with an orig Winchester palm rest base, a Stevens Pope palm rest has been fitted to it. PROVENANCE: Remarkable William Larkin Moore Private Estate Collection of Fine Sporting Arms. 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: Owned by an avid target shooter and all target shooters had to make adjustments to make the rifle “perfect”. The palm rest as stated is not orig, but the base is Winchester. The bore is excellent. Blue is thinning, especially where its been shot on a rest on the underside of the bbl and on the sharp edges. Stock finish on forearm and buttstock is considerably worn and probably could be upgraded considerably with a couple coats of wax. The under lever as stated does not fit correctly. As stated the helm buttplate has been modified. The stock is proud of the action and there is a small space between the action and the buttstock. 50594-67 (4,750-7,000) C&R; IVORY – Lot 4196

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4197

WINCHESTER SPECIAL ORDER.

SN 28127. Cal. 32-40. Full No. 4 oct bbl measuring 30″ long. The action is fitted with a single set trigger. The straight grip buttstock is uncheckered and has a Swiss buttplate. The forearm is also uncheckered. The rifle is fitted with a Winchester A5 scope, no other sights are present. CONDITION: The bore appears excellent. Bluing shows considerable wear at the sharp edges, otherwise it is very good. Scope optics are clear. External blue on the scope is very good, except where it has rubbed in the mounts. The action has almost no case color remaining. The nickel buttplate has almost half of its orig nickel remaining. The buttstock is plain grain with a few handling marks. The forearm has the typical Winchester ebony insert. A few handling dings and dents, but is greatly discolored near the action, probably from oil. Very minor crack is on the left side of the forearm. 50843-2 (4,000-5,000) – Lot 4197

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4198

SUPERB SPECIAL ORDER MARLIN BALLARD 4 1/2 A-1 MID-RANGE TARGET RIFLE.

SN 8340. Cal. 40-63 Everlasting. 30″ half round blue finished bbl, Vernier tang rear sight and Marlin wind gauge spirit level front sight. Casehardened frame, hammer, breech block, lever and checkered trigger. The left side of the frame is marked J.M. Marlin New-Haven Conn. U.S.A. / Ballard’s Patent Nov. 5 1861. Frame is engraved with extra fancy foliate scrollwork with punch dot background. Engraved in a large riband panel on the left side is Ballard A-1, and on the right side, Mid Range. The top of the frame at the breech also features acanthus scrolls. The pistol grip stock and forearm feature fancy grain walnut with Ballard multi-point checkering and rosewood inlet pistol grip. Forearm with tapered schnabel forend tip of horn. Shotgun style hard rubber Ballard-marked buttplate. All matching serial numbers throughout. This exact rifle is pictured and described on page 150 of John T. Dutcher’s book Ballard: The Great American Single Shot Rifle. CONDITION: Very Fine. Bbl retains almost all of its original factory blue finish with only a hint of sharp edge wear. Receiver retains strong original case coloring with only some light toning on the right side and bottom. The stock retains most of its fine factory finish with a few light scattered handling marks, otherwise excellent. Bright shiny bore. Mechanics crisp. A Classic Special Order Ballard. 50677-3 WD (10,000-15,000) – Lot 4198

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4199

MARLIN BALLARD 6-1/2 RIGBY FOURTH MODEL.

SN 18838. Cal. 38-55. 30″ Rigby bbl fitted with a 30″ round bbl with Rigby flats. The front and rear sights are correct for this model. The action is engraved in a typical pattern with a running deer on the left side and a standing deer on the right. The action was originally case colored with almost none remaining. Case color does show however on the hammer. The buttstock is a very attractive and unusually colored piece of wood, checkered at the wrist and an ebony insert on the grip. The forearm is checkered and has a horn tip. Buttplate originally nickeled and has about half the nickel remaining. CONDITION: Overall condition is excellent with a few old rust spots on the bbl. No case color on the action. Wear on the nickel on the buttplate. Stock shows just minor marks from handling. 50677-2 (5,500-7,500) – Lot 4199

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4200

VERY FINE SHARPS MODEL 1874 HEAVY BARRELED SPORTING RIFLE SHIPPED TO KITTREDGE, CINCINNATI, 1877.

SN 160068. Cal. 45 2-7/8″ chamber. Fine sporting rifle with 30″ heavy oct bbl, Rocky Mountain style front sight and Sharps-style ladder rear sight and 4″ mid-range tang sight. Top flat of bbl is marked with the Bridgeport address and “Old Reliable” cartouche. Cal. marking is on top flat and right side flat over the chamber area. Trigger plate has dbl set triggers. Mounted with nicely figured, straight grain American walnut with semi-schnable forearm and straight stock with checkered steel Sharps buttplate. Gun was not disassembled other than checking bbl for matching SN, otherwise appears all orig and matching and well fit. According to Sharps Firearms, by Frank Sellers, there were about 3,881 Model 1874 sporting rifles produced at Bridgeport in the period 1871 to 1880. Sharps Factory letter states: from Order Book No. 5, Model 1874 Sporting Rifle was invoiced April 7, 1877 to B. Kittredge & Co., Gun Dealers & Wholesalers of Cincinnati, Ohio. Rifle is further described as being 45 Cal, using 2-7/8″ shell, with a 30″ full oct bbl, sgl trigger, open sights and oil finished stocks. The weight was listed as 11-1/2 lbs, price was $38.00 less 20 + 10%. The order to the Kitteredge firm on this date consisted of 30 Model 1874 rifles, configured all identical to the above description and ordered to weigh between 11 and 12 pounds. This gun conforms to letter with exception of this gun having set triggers and 4″ tang sight and varnished stock, which accounts for the extra 1/4 lb, as this gun weighs 11-3/4 lbs. Gun appears orig and all matching, though minor discrepancy on letter which could easily be seen as a clerical mistake among 30 guns. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching. Bbl retains 95%+ thinning orig blue turning plum with edge wear. Receiver retains about half of its muted and bright case colors with balance a dark mottled silver/grey. Breechblock retains bright dark case colors in protected areas. Lockplate and hammer retain strong case colors in sheltered areas with balance faded to a mottled silver/grey. Lever retains traces of case colors in protected areas. Stocks are sound and solid retaining much of their orig varnish with hand worn patina, scattered storage dings, dents and cosmetic blemishes. Set triggers are crisp. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 51017-1 JS (10,000-15,000) – Lot 4200

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4201

SCARCE SHARPS MODEL 1874 SINGLE SHOT SPORTING RIFLE.

SN 156146. Cal. 46. Fine sporting rifle with 30″ heavy oct bbl, hooded Beach front sight and Lawrence patent, Sharps ladder rear sight. Top flat of bbl is marked with the Bridgeport address and “Old Reliable” cartouche. Cal. marking is on top flat “CALIBRE 46”. Trigger plate has dbl set triggers. Mounted with nicely figured, slab-sawed, checkered American walnut with semi-schnable forearm and straight stock with steel Sharps buttplate. SN was observed on top rear of receiver with matching number on bottom of trigger plate and lock. Forearm and bbl have similar patina and wear, but have different set of numbers. According to Sharps Firearms, Frank Sellers, there were about 3,881 Model 1874 sporting rifles produced at Bridgeport in the period 1871 to 1880. Accompanied by a Sharps Company records letter which identifies this rifle in “order book No. 2 as a Model 1874 sporting rifle invoiced at Bridgeport on April 22, 1876 to E. E. Eaton, gun and sporting goods dealer, Chicago, IL. It is described as being 44 Cal. with 30″ oct bbl, dbl triggers, open sights and oil finished stocks, but the weight was not listed, but the price of $42 less $20 plus 10% suggest that it was a rifle of standard weight i.e., up to 12-lbs.” The weight of this particular gun is 13-lbs. Based on this information, bbl was upgraded along with forestock at some point in its usage. CONDITION: Very good to fine overall. Markings all clear and discernible. Bbl and forearm SNd 34974. Gun otherwise appears orig and matching. Bbl overall is mottled dark grey/brown, remainder of metal is silver/grey with scattered staining and light pitting. Stocks have hand worn patina with small cosmetic dents and dings. Rear tang screw appears replaced, retaining most of its fire blue. 50506-64 JS (6,000-10,000) – Lot 4201

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4202

SHARPS HARTFORD 1874 SPORTING RIFLE.

SN 154744. Cal. 44. This fine old Sharp’s is fitted with a 32″ heavy bbl which has seen a lot of use. The barrel is also marked “90” which is indicates the rifle is a .44-90, a “big gun” of its day. The forearm is fitted with the correct pewter forearm tip used during the Hartford years. The buttstock is sound. The rifle was originally fitted with sling swivels but just the bases remain. Typical Sharp’s action fitted with double set triggers. A blade front sight and a Lawrence bbl sight are on the rifle. CONDITION: The bbl has considerable blue remaining, but is bright in the corners of the oct. The bore is still shiny but shows considerable roughness. The action and trigger guard show no remaining case color. Most of the varnish on the forearm and buttstock remain with numerous small dents & dings from handling. A fine old Sharps that would have been at home in the buffalo hunt. 50663-3 (6,000-10,000) – Lot 4202

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4203

*OUTSTANDING SHILOH SHARPS MONTANA CENTENNIAL RIFLE WITH CASE.

SN 022. Cal. 45-70. 32″ part oct bbl, windage adjustable globe front sight with spirit level, no rear seat, 5″ tang-mounted Vernier sight. Bbl marked “Old Reliable”, “Shiloh Rifle Mfg. Co.” & “Calibre 45 / 2-1/10” on top flat. Right flat is engraved “Montana 1889 / 1989 Centennial” with gold fill; 3 top flats of bbl at chamber end have 1″ wedge of scroll engraving. Engraved 74 Action has grizzly bear in mountain scene with accenting foliate scroll, multi-point border & “Shiloh Rifle Mfg. Co. / Big Timber, Montana” over a checkerboard pattern on left side; right side is engraved with similar scroll & a buffalo, while lock is engraved with scroll & a bull elk. Both sides of hammer have accenting scroll engraving as well as loop of lever. Mounted with highly figured tiger-stripe maple, checkered forend with pewter forend cap, checkered pistol grip & checkered hard rubber butt plate. Accompanied by a walnut display case. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Gun appears as-new since manufactured. Bbl retains virtually all of its fine factory blue. Gray receiver is clean, crisp & sharp. Stock is near mint, minor chip on grip at right side & retains virtually all of its fine factory finish. Forend is sound with sharp checkering, a couple of minor handling marks & retains virtually all of its fine factory finish. Mechanics are crisp with a bright new shiny bore. Case is equally fine with brass plaque reading “Shiloh Rifle Mfg. Co. / Montana Centennial 1889 – 1989” & has only a few minor scratches. 50819-25 JSL (7,000-10,000) – Lot 4203

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4204

MAGNIFICENT EXHIBITION ULRICH ENGRAVED GOLD AND SILVER PEABODY MARTINI RIFLE, SERIAL NUMBER 5.

SN 5. Cal. 45. No doubt this is the most elaborate Peabody Martini ever made. This gun is pictured on the cover of September 1991 Gun Report, along with its matching, engraved angular bayonet. This gun was thought to have been made for the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition of 1876. Gun is elaborately engraved in fine scrolls on nosecap, bbl bands, bbl, frame, buttplate, trigger bow and lever. Right side has a central vignette and circular garter of a gold and silver American eagle standing atop a patriotic Columbia shield with arrows and olive branches in talons. Gun is signed by engraver on front side of frame “C.F. ULRICH” in small rectangular cartouche. Gun is mounted with beautiful figured walnut with fine checkering. Frame, bbl bands, sling swivels and nosecap are gold plated. Bbl, lever and buttplate are silver plated. Of the approximate 3/4 of a million rifles and carbines made and used world wide, no doubt this was Providence Tool Company’s show piece. PROVENANCE: Pictured on cover of “Gun Report”, Vol. 37, No. 4, 1991; Jim Supica, Jr., 1992. CONDITION: Extremely fine, complete, orig and matching throughout. Frame retains 90%+ orig bright gold plate. Other plated components retain much of their orig plate with hand worn patina, well fit stocks retaining most of their orig varnish with some cosmetic defects that do not detract from overall aesthetics of this beautiful rifle. 50677-1 JS (20,000-30,000) – Lot 4204

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4205

RARE 1ST YEAR PRODUCTION COLT MODEL 1848 RAMMERLESS BABY DRAGOON PERCUSSION REVOLVER, CASED.

SN 445. Cal. 31. This rare little revolver is 100% original all matching SN’s including wedge and grips and is in very fine condition retaining much of its original finish, presented nicely with an original Colt casing with a minty flask and brass mold. This is a rare, fine example of among the first 750 guns or so produced with correct left hand address, short bbl forcing cone, single safety pin, Ormsby “Dragoon and Indian fight” rolled scene and round cyl stops. Gun conforms to other examples blue & case colored, brass trigger guard & backstrap with 1-piece walnut grips, 5″ oct bbl without rammer, 2-line New York address as noted and small “COLTS PATENT” on left side of frame. PROVENANCE: The Esteemed Collection of Steve Ardia. CONDITION: Pistol is fine to very fine. All matching including the wedge and grips. Bbl retains about 80% thinning orig blue with scratches, scuffs and small dings around right side of wedge slot, overall turning plum/gray on the right side of the bbl lug. Cyl safety pin is smashed but retains an overall dark plum/gray patina with tiny traces of orig blue. Overall the cyl retains 90% plus discernible and crisp Indian fight scene. Frame retains thin muted dull color overall blue/gray patina and the trigger guard & backstrap retain about 40% silver plate. Grip is sound and solid with several old nicks & dents especially in butt with an old re-varnished finish. Several of the screws are slightly battered. Mechanically gun functions sloppily rotating cyl improperly and needs tuning. Bright shiny bore with a few scattered spots of light to moderate pitting. Accompanying mahogany Colt casing is in fine condition retaining much of its original varnish with large crack in lid, blue velvet lining has good color with soiling and staining where cyl and muzzle contact. Accompanying pistol flask with raised relief revolver is excellent retaining virtually all of its original finish and bright fire blued spring. Brass “COLTS PATENT” mold is excellent with small dents on one side with bright yellow patina. Tin of caps are also excellent. 49631-3 JS (12,000-15,000) – Lot 4205

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4206

RARE AND FINE CASED COLT RAMMERLESS BABY DRAGOON PERCUSSION REVOLVER FROM WILLIAM LOCKE COLLECTION.

SN 12876. Cal. 31. This cased Colt Baby Dragoon was made in 1850 during last year of production of Baby Dragoons and standard pocket models. This gun conforms to other late transitional Baby Dragoons with 4″ oct bbl and 2-line New York address with dashes. Gun has a typical 5-shot smooth cylinder with rolled stagecoach holdup scene, small “COLTS PATENT” stamped on left side of frame, several small inspector letters “Q”, “K”, and “T” are found stamped on bottom and either side of trigger guard. This is a well presented, fine rammerless Baby Dragoon in nice Colt casing with eagle flask, brass Colt mold, gun tool and caps. PROVENANCE: Ex-William Locke Collection, pictured on pg. 66, 1973; The Esteemed Collection of Steve Ardia. CONDITION: Gun is very good to fine, orig and all matching SNs including wedge and grips (last 3 digits). Retaining about 20% bright blue finish on bbl and tiny traces of blue on cyl with balance a silver/gray, about 90% cyl scene discernible with staining and pitting near nipples. Frame is silver/gray overall with thinning traces of case colors, stronger on right side, several small nicks on bbl housing around wedge slot. Grips are well fit retaining most of re-varnished surface. Mechanically gun functions well with a crisp bright bore with very light pitting. Accompanying mahogany Colt casing is very good overall. Blue velvet lining is soiled, stained & light faded. The 2-cavity brass bullet mold has numerous small dings on two surfaces used as hammer, otherwise a light mustard patina. Double-sided eagle and stars flask has traces of orig varnish, several small dents with mustard colored patina overall. Japanned cap tin is very good. NOTE: The accessories in case when pictured in the 1973 Locke book have been changed, though case and pistol of course are the same. Case is missing lock escutcheon and lock bolt is broken. 49631-2 JS (10,000-15,000) – Lot 4206

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4207

RARE CASED EARLY PAIR OF ENGRAVED COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET PERCUSSION REVOLVERS.

SN 46076/49761. Cal. 31. Both revolvers are similar in engraved patterns, blue and color case hardened with 6″ oct bbls, engraved “Saml Colt” addresses, pin front sights. Both revolvers have silver plated trigger guards and backstraps containing highly figured, burl walnut 1-pc grips matching numbered to their respective revolvers. Both have 5 shot cylinders with stagecoach hold up scene roll markings. SN 49761 is engraved in typical factory style with wolf’s head hammer, large scrolls, cross-hatched backgrounds seen on other circa 1852 Colts as seen in the various books on engraving. Both engraved with “COLTS PATENT” on the frames; both in different styles as can be seen in photos, SN 49761 in a lozenge and SN 46706 in a ribbon. All screw heads are nicely engraved. Hammers are deluxe engraved, SN 49761 as noted with a wolf’s head on each side of the hammer noses, fish scale patterns on the sides of the spurs and top edges. SN 46706 appears to be orig factory engraved but is among the crudest Colt Factory work I have noted, the engraver obviously an apprentice not quite journeyman as were most Colt factory engravers. The following year, 1853, for Colt begins the Gustave Young era. Thomas Joseph Barlow was possibly the engraver of SN 49761 and his work with similar cross-hatching is shown in Herbert Houze text Colt Factory Engravers, 2012. Barlow is among the very few engravers known by name, engraving prior to 1853 when the heyday of Colt engraving began. Accompanied by a beautiful brass bound rosewood casing that has a gold washed plaque in the lid. Interior is dark green baize lined and compartmented in the bottom for both revolvers, a sgl sided eagle and shield pocket size flask, a iron 2 cavity “COLTS PATENT” mold with sprue cutter, two lacquered tins for Eley’s caps, along with one orig pack of 5 cartridges. PROVENANCE: Ex-Bobbie Smith. The esteemed collection of Steve Ardia. CONDITION: Revolvers are nearly identical in condition, both all matching. Both retain about 80-90% glossy orig blue on the bbls and dark case colors on the rammers and handles. Frames retain most of their orig muted case colors as is typical of the Colts of this era. Cylinders retain strong traces of their bright orig blue and about 99% stagecoach hold-up scene roll markings. Trigger guards and backstraps retain 95%+ of their orig silver plating with some minor edge wear. Grips are sound with good edges and light nicks & scratches and retain most of their strong orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bores with a few small scattered spots of pitting. Case is sound and solid, retaining most of its orig varnish with handling and storage nicks and scratches. Interior is lightly soiled inside the lid and bottom with light to moderate soil in the bottom. Partitions are all solid. Flask is as new. Mold is also excellent, retaining most of its orig blue with several small blemishes. Other accessories are equally fine. 49631-25 JS (25,000-35,000) – Lot 4207

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4208

RARE AND VERY FINE CASED ENGRAVED COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET PERCUSSION REVOLVER.

SN 146961. Cal. 31. Blue and color case hardened with 4″ oct bbl, “Saml Colt” engraved on top flat. Left side of frame has “COLT’S PATENT” engraved in two arc’s. Cyl is unfluted with 5-chambers and stagecoach holdup scene roll marking. The brass trigger guard and backstrap contain a smooth 1-pc ivory grip. Revolver is engraved in Gustav Young’s deluxe style with full coverage, foliate arabesque patterns with pearled background on the frame that has two scrolls terminating in flower blossom. Matching patterns extend over the bbl lug and top side flats of the bbl with a scroll on the left side terminating in Mr. Young’s dog’s head and two scrolls on the right side that terminate in flower blossoms. Matching patterns are also on the rammer pivot. Matching patterns are also on the backstrap, buttstrap and trigger guard with Mr. Young’s typical fan pattern at the top and sunbursts on sides of the backstrap shoulders. Hammer is typically engraved with animal’s head on each side of the nose, foliate arabesque patterns on the shank and fish scale patterns on the top edge & spur. Grip is constructed with two slabs of ivory attached to an ivory spacer. Accompanied by an orig purple velvet lined mahogany casing that has the rare contoured divider in the bottom and is compartmented for the revolver, a single-sided “COLTS PATENT” eagle & stars flask, a brass “COLTS PATENT” bullet & ball mold without sprue cutter, a packet of 6 Colt’s Cartridge Work’s combustible cartridges and a lacquered tin with paper label for Eley’s caps. There were over 330,000 of these revolvers produced in the period 1850-1873, only a few of which were engraved and extremely few were cased.This revolver was built in 1858 just before the onset of the Civil War where it almost certainly would have seen service. These revolvers were very popular on the American frontier, even after the Civil War and literally around the world. They are rarely found today with high orig finish. PROVENANCE: Ex-Michael Simens. The Esteemed Collection of Steve Ardia. 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: Fine to very fine, all matching including loading arm, wedge and cyl. Bbl retains strong traces of original blue finish with balance plum/blue. This gun is very crisp and sharp, though little original bright finish is found on iron. Frame, hammer and loading arm retain strong traces of bright and muted case colors with balance a dark silver patina. Cyl has tiny traces of thin blue in protected areas with balance mottled gray/plum and shows about 95% stagecoach holdup scene roll marking. Trigger guard and backstrap retain about all their original silver plating. “Certifiable antique elephant ivory” grip has one tiny chip on the rear left toe and shows good ivory patina. Mechanics are fine; strong bore with crisp rifling and good shine. Case is sound and solid retaining most of its original varnished finish. Interior is strong & bright inside the lid, lightly faded in the bottom with light to moderate soil. Flask is very fine retaining 80-90% of orig finish. Mold is very fine, good markings and few minor blemishes with yellow patina. Cartridge packet and cap tin are equally fine. Accompanying orig key is functional. 49631-6 JS (15,000-25,000) IVORY – Lot 4208

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4209

VERY FINE CASED 6″ COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET PERCUSSION REVOLVER.

SN 282245. Cal. 31. Blue and color case hardened with 6″ oct bbl, brass pin front sight and one line New-York U.S. America address. Left side of frame is marked “COLTS PATENT” and left shoulder trigger guard “31 Cal”. Cyl is unfluted with 6-chambers and has the stage-coach hold-up scene roll marking. The silver plated brass trigger guard and backstrap contain a varnished 1-pc walnut grip with last 4 digits of matching SN in backstrap channel. Accompanied by a mahogany case that is purple velvet lined and compartmented in the bottom for the revolver and a single sided eagle flask with “COLT’S PATENT”, a blued “COLT’S PATENT” mold with sprue cutter and a large tin of Eley’s caps. This revolver was produced in about 1866. PROVENANCE: The Esteemed Collection of Steve Ardia. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching including wedge, cyl and grip, except rammer handle which is properly unnumbered. Bbl retains 90% plus plum patina with traces of bright orig blue in protected areas with discernible scratched surfaces from old cleaning. Frame, loading arm and hammer retain traces of muted case colors overall being dark gray/brown with some old scratched marks from cleaning as on bbl. Cyl retains most of its visible stage-coach hold-up scene which appeared slightly mis-rolled toward top of cyl cutting slight portion of top of scene. Trigger guard and backstrap retain most of their silver plating with some freckling and wear on backstrap. Grip is sound and well fit showing edge wear with a few light nicks and retains over 90% strong orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. Case is sound with a few light handling and storage nicks and scratches and retains most of its orig varnish finish. Interior is lightly faded, worn and soiled, heaviest in the bottom. Partitions are solid. Flask retains about 50% of its original finish. Mold retains most of its original thinning blue finish well marked with patent and “31Pkt”. Cap tin has original labels with minor reductions and discernible text. Orig cartridge pack is fine and complete. 49631-13 JS (5,000-7,000) – Lot 4209

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4210

EXTRAORDINARY RARE PRESENTATION DOUBLE CASED SET OF COLT 1860 ARMY AND 1861 NAVY PERCUSSION REVOLVERS PRESENTED TO GENERAL WILLIAM A. THORNTON BY COL. COLT.

SN 11682, 1822. Both revolvers have a period engraved inscription on backstraps “Col. W. A. Thornton / with Compliments of Col. Colt”. Both revolvers are blue and color case hardened with deluxe 1-pc varnished walnut grip. Accompanied by their spectacular, orig, purple velvet lined, brass bound walnut casing with empty brass plaque in the lid. Corners have mortised brass reinforcements and its has English style sliding latches in the front with a mortised brass lock and large escutcheon. Interior is compartmented for both revolvers, a sgl sided, angle spout, “COLTS PATENT”, trophy of flags & arms, Army sized and Navy sized flasks, blued “COLTS PATENT” bullet molds with sprue cutters in both 36 & 44 cal, an L-shaped nipple wrench and a tin of Eley’s caps. Left front corner has a small tube of spare parts and a functioning key. Col. William A. Thornton, later Brigadier General Thornton, graduated West Point in 1825 and became Captain of Ordnance in 1838. Over 41 years of service he commanded Ordnance depots at New York, Watervliet and St. Louis and was chief inspector for Military Arms at Springfield beginning with the Paterson revolver and continuing through the Dragoon series. There were many sub-inspectors who worked for him until 1861. General Thornton was highly regarded and very ingenious and was instrumental in the development of the Dragoon models of Colt revolvers. He died in 1866. It is evident that Sam Colt regarded General Thornton very highly or at least wished to influence his decision making with this presentation. According to preeminent Colt Historian & author R. L. Wilson there were only a very few dbl case sets, such as this one, presented by Col. Colt in late 1861. Several of them are know today, with this one being one of the most important. 1) Model 1860 Army. Serial number 11682. Cal. 44. Blue and color case hardened with 8″ rnd bbl, German silver front sight and 1-line New-York U.S. America address. Left side of frame has small “COLTS PATENT” and left shoulder trigger guard is marked “44 CAL”. Frame is 4-screw type, cut for shoulder stock with flat head hammer screw. The silver plated brass trigger guard and blued steel backstrap contains a highly figured 1-pc walnut grip with last 4-digits of matching SN in backstrap channel. 2) Model 1861 Navy. Serial Number 1822. Cal 36. Blue and color case hardened with 7-1/2″ rnd bbl, German silver front sight and 1-line New-York U.S. America address. Left side of frame has a tiny “COLTS PATENT”, and left shoulder trigger guard is marked “36 CAL”. Cyl has usual 6-chambers with Ormsby Naval battle scene roll marking. The silver plated brass trigger guard and backstrap contain a highly figured 1-pc varnished walnut grip with matching serial number in backstrap channel. This double cased set of revolvers was part of a special grouping of approx. 60 special revolvers consisting of several double-double and even fewer double cased sets given by Colonel Colt to select military dignitaries as “Presents to Officers” in late 1861. Lot is accompanied by an original handwritten letter to Col S. Colt dated 1/23/1860 from Thornton requesting a quantity of pistol barrels be sent to affect repairs at the New York Arsenal, and signed W.A.T. PROVENANCE: Ex-William Gerber Family Collection; The Esteemed Collection of Steve Ardia. CONDITION: 1) Very fine, all matching including wedge, cyl & grip. Bbl retains about 75% orig blue mixed with dark brown patina; rammer handle retains about 95% orig case colors, brilliant on the pivot; frame and hammer retain about 90% orig case colors, strong & bright on the sides, turned a little dark on recoil shields and edge of hammer, showing light wear on left recoil shield; cyl retains about 50-60% thin orig blue and shows about 75% Ormsby Naval battle scene roll marking. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore with a couple small spots of pitting. 2) Very fine, all matching including wedge, cyl & grip. Bbl retains 75-80% orig blue, strong & bright in sheltered areas, mixed with light patina elsewhere; rammer and handle retain most of their orig case colors, brilliant on pivot; frame and hammer retain about 90% orig case colors, lightly to moderately faded; cyl retains about 50-60% orig blue with balance a brown patina and shows about 80% Ormsby Naval battle scene roll marking; trigger guard and backstrap retain about 98% strong orig silver; grip is sound with a few nicks in the edges and retains about 93-95% orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with 3 or 4 small spots of pitting. Case has a couple grain checks in the lid and couple more in the bottom with usual handling and storage nicks & scratches and retains 95-96% strong orig varnish; interior is very lightly faded in the lid with some light staining from revolvers and implements, bottom is moderately faded showing wear from the front sights and hammer spurs with light soil; flasks are very fine with the Army model retaining about 93-95% orig finish with one small dent on the back side; Navy model also has a sgl dent and retains about 95-98% orig finish; molds and other accessories are fine. This is an extraordinary rare set. 49631-50 (175,000-275,000) – Lot 4210

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4211

EXCEPTIONAL AND ONE OF THE FINEST KNOWN CIVIL WAR CASED MODEL 1851 COLT NAVY PERCUSSION REVOLVER PRESENTED TO LT. COL. JOHN C. WHITON 43RD MASS VOLS.

SN 129856. Cal. 36. You may never see a better condition Colt Navy revolver as this gun is virtually new including casing and accessories. This is a standard 4th model made at the height of the Civil War in 1862. This gun was made about the time it was “PRESENTED TO LIEUT. COL. WHITON / BY THE STAFF OF THE 43RD REGT. MASS. VOLS”. John Chadwick Whiton (1828-1905) was born in Hingham, Mass. on August 21, 1828. In April 1861, Whiton was among the first to answer his nation’s call, beginning his Civil War military service as Captain of Company A, Second Battalion, Massachusetts Volunteers – also known as the Boston Tigers. He was stationed at Fort Warren in Boston Harbor until May 21, 1861, when the battalion was relieved. Over one year later, on August 27, 1862, John began recruiting soldiers for the 43rd Massachusetts Regiment as Lt. Col., leaving Massachusetts on October 24, 1862 for North Carolina, about the time of the presentation of this revolver. During the next few months he participated in the Goldsboro expedition, fighting in the battles at Kinston, Whitehall, Springbank Bridge, Blount’s Creek, and Little Washington. John mustered out of service with the rest of his regiment on July 30, 1863. On April 28, 1864 the 58th Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry left for Virginia under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel John C. Whiton. The regiment was often engaged in combat, participating in the battles of the Wilderness, Spottsylvania, North Anna, Totopotomoy Creek, Bethesda Church, Cold Harbor, and Petersburg. John suffered a fractured rib at Bethesda Church after being hit in the side by a musket ball and was unable to fight for a brief period of time. On April 2, 1865 John was brevetted Colonel for gallant and meritorious conduct before Petersburg. Whiton must have prized this revolver as it shows little wear and is truly remarkable in nearly new condition. Blue & color case hardened with 7-1/2″ oct bbl, brass pin front sight and 1-line block letter New York City address with dashes. Left side of frame has a tiny “COLTS PATENT”. Cylinder has Ormsby naval battle scene roll marking. The silver plated, large guard brass trigger guard & backstrap contain a varnished 1-pc walnut grip. This particular gun, casing and accessories were made in 1862 and as stated is in truly outstanding condition. The ’51 Navy was one of, if not the most popular side arm on the frontier and later throughout the entire Civil War. You won’t find a much better cased Colt Navy Percussion revolver better than this one. This gun retains virtually all of its orig bright blue on bbl and cyl, beautiful bright case colors, fine silver plate and perfect varnish on grips. The accompanying powder flask with panoply of arms with stars and crossed pistols is also in near new condition retaining virtually all of its orig bright finish with proper scarce “crooked neck” Navy charger. PROVENANCE: Ex-Michael Simens; The Esteemed Collection of Steve Ardia. CONDITION: Extraordinarily fine and all matching though not disassembled to check for internal numbers. Bbl retains about 99% orig bright blue finish with small scratches and nicks around wedge slot on right side. Cyl retains over 90% bright blue finish with a complete and well discerned rolled naval battle scene. All 6 original safety pins are crisp and functional. Frame, loading arm, and hammer retain virtually all of their muted case colors with strong areas of bright colors as can be seen in photos. Trigger guard retains 95% plus of its orig silver plate. Backstrap only retains traces of strong silver plate in protected areas with balance a light mustard patina with crisp presentation retained. Grips retain 95% plus of their orig bright varnish with minor blemishes and edge wear. Mechanically revolver functions properly, with a brilliant shiny bore. Mahogany casing is sound, solid, and well fit. Lining shows very light staining and soiling and worn where revolver and accessories make contact. Powder flask retains virtually all of its orig varnish and spring retains virtually all of its fire blue. L-shaped gun tool retains 95% of its bright blue. Brass bullet mold is very good. Cap tin is also fine with good green label on original paper cover, with pitting and paper reductions. Cartridge packet is fine and complete. Accompanying key is functional. 49631-17 JS (40,000-60,000) – Lot 4211

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4212

RARE AND VERY FINE MODEL 1851 NAVY PERCUSSION REVOLVER WITH MATCHING CANTEEN STOCK.

SN 74626. Cal 36. Late 3rd model (1857) ’51 Navy with 7-1/2″ oct bbl, dovetailed front sight with German silver blade and 1-line Hartford address. Frame is 4-screw type cut for shoulder stock with flat head hammer screw and extended stock screws. Cylinder is unfluted with Ormsby Naval Battle Scene roll marking. The silver plated steel small trigger guard, trigger guard and backstrap contain a 1-pc varnished walnut grip that has last 4 digits of matching SN in backstrap channel. Sling loop fastened just forward of trigger guard. Accompanied by a very rare matching numbered canteen shoulder stock with brass & steel furniture. Buttplate also has matching number. Buttstock is very nicely figured, straight grained American walnut, and brass carbine buttplate. Bottom of stock and bottom tang have sling loops. Nathan Swayze in his 1967 text 51 Colt Navies shows SN 74628, just two numbers removed from this gun as reference for “Early 4 Screw Cut For Stock” section on pg. 68. There are few finer examples of this rare Colt Navy variant with extremely rare matching canteen stock. This gun is pictured on pg 48 of Colt: An American Legend by R. L. Wilson. PROVENANCE: The Esteemed Collection of Steve Ardia. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching including loading arm, wedge, cyl, grip and shoulder stock. Bbl retains 40-50% original blue with balance a mottled plum/gray, slight edge and muzzle wear. Frame, loading arm and hammer retain areas of bright and muted case colors in protected areas, balance silver/gray or silver/plum, hammer spur has some dark chocolate brown patina with light pitting. Cyl is crisp with 90% plus well defined Ormsby Navy Battle Scene roll marking, overall gray/plum matching patina, all safety pins are smashed. Trigger guard and backstrap retain about 90% of their original silver plate, now mostly a dull gray patina. Grip is sound and well fit with edge wear and nicks, scratches and wear at point of yoke contact, retains about 80% original varnish with losses only at edges and at yoke contact. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. Canteen stock fits well with matching cosmetic dents and scratches to pistol, retaining over 95% of its original factory varnish, brass mounts retain mustard colored patina. 49631-15 JS (25,000-50,000) – Lot 4212

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4213

SCARCE CASED COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY PERCUSSION REVOLVER.

SN 170336. Cal. 44. Blue and color case hardened with 8″ rnd bbl, German silver front sight and 1-line New-York U.S. America address. Left side of frame is marked “COLTS PATENT” and left shoulder of trigger guard is marked “44 Cal.”, 3-screw frame. Cylinder is rebated and has the Ormsby Naval battle scene roll marking with 5 of the 6 safety pins prominent and serviceable. The silver plated brass trigger guard and blued steel backstrap contain a varnished 1-pc walnut grip with last 4 digits of matching SN in backstrap channel. Accompanied by an orig Colt mahogany casing that is burgundy velvet lined and compartmented in the bottom for the revolver, a dbl-sided trophy of arms & flags angle spout flask, a blued steel bow-legged “COLT’S PATENT” bullet & ball mold with sprue cutter marked on the right side with a “W”, L-shaped combination nipple wrench and screw driver, packet of Hazards Powder Co. combustible cartridges and a large tin of Eley’s caps with blue paper label. This gun was made near the end of production in 1870 and is a beautiful example of a cased civilian Colt Army. PROVENANCE: The Esteemed Collection of Steve Ardia. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching including wedge, cylinder and grip. Bbl retains 97-98% inky bright blue with the several scuffs and scratches and several dings and dents along wedge slot on right side. Frame, hammer and loading arm retain most of their case colors, though muted, especially on right side of frame which is overall silver/grey with staining and light pinprick pitting. Cylinder retains most of it strong blue in rebated area with the major diameter retaining strong traces of blue with virtually 100% Naval battle scene roll marking crisp and discernible. Trigger guard is a light mustard patina retaining about 20% silver. Backstrap and buttstrap retain about 30% bright blue, especially in protected areas and on butt. Grip is sound and well fit showing edge wear, a few minor cosmetic blemishes retaining most of a newer applied varnish. Mechanics are fine with bright crisp bore. Case is sound and solid with usual light handling and storage nicks and scratches and retains most of its thin varnish finish. Interior is very good with soiling and wear, especially to areas where cylinder and muzzle make contact. Partitions are intact with one glued repair to short section. Flask has one shallow dent on one side and retains 80-90% orig varnish. Mold and gun tool are very good to fine retaining about 90% of their thinning blue finish. Cap tin is very good. Cartridge packet is fine and intact. 49631-19 JS (20,000-30,000) – Lot 4213

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4214

EXTRAORDINARILY RARE AND UNIQUE ENGRAVED BOOK CASED COLT MODEL 1862 PERCUSSION REVOLVER PRESENTED BY SAMUEL COLT TO U.S. SECRETARY OF WAR JOHN B. FLOYD’S WIFE.

SN 781. Cal 36. Long considered the rarest of all Colt casings, this extraordinarily rare gold embossed, red Moroccan leather covered case bears inscriptions from Samuel Colt to Mrs. John B. Floyd, January 1st, 1861 just after he had resigned December 29th, 1860. Ironically, Colt had gifted John B. Floyd with almost every model in his arsenal, because as Secretary of War he was responsible for purchasing many of Colt’s arms for the military. John Floyd was a staunch Secessionist who had previously been governor of Virginia and soon would be a Confederate General, he would die before the war ended in 1863. Colonel Colt being such a brilliant businessman no doubt thought this present would help him receive orders from the seceding Southern states and indeed many Colt’s were shipped south prior to Fort Sumter. Julia’s sold several of Floyd’s guns over the years including exceptional Colt revolving rifle lot #1154 in March, 2008. This pistol was made in standard configuration 1st year production, blue and color case hardened with 4-1/2″ rnd bbl, brass pin front sight, engraved in script “SAMl COLT”. Left side of frame is marked with a small engraved “COLTS PATENT” in 2-lines. Cyl is standard, rebated with and half-fluted for 5 chambers. The silver-plated brass trigger guard & backstrap contain a full checkered, 1-pc “certifiable antique elephant ivory” grip. Revolver is beautifully engraved in foliate vine pattern with pearled background, in style made famous by Gustav Young with about full coverage on the frame and sides of the hammer. Engraving extends up the sides of the bbl with each scroll on the bbl terminating in Mr. Young’s human face figures, one bearded with fez. Several scrolls on the frame terminate in flower blossoms and the hammer has an animal’s head on each side of the nose. Backstrap is engraved in Mr. Young’s distinctive foliate arabesque patterns top and bottom with 2-line inscription in center “To Mrs. John B. Floyd / From Col. Colt”. Accompanied by it’s extraordinarily rare, incredible original book casing that measures 10-1/2″ x 6-3/4″ x 2″, covered in red Moroccan leather with gold embossing on both covers and the spine. The spine is embossed “COLT / ON THE CONSTITUTION / HIGHER LAW & / IRREPRESSIBLE CONFLICT” and further down is the inscription “DEDICATED / BY THE AUTHOR / TO / MRS. JOHN B. FLOYD”. Bottom of the spine “JANY 1st, 1861”. The covers are have fabulous gilt vignettes of American patriotism including eagles, stars, George Washington, Columbia, Liberty cap, American Indians and more; banners reading “PEACE”, “INDEPENDENCE”, “PLENTY”, “ART”, “SCIENCE” and “E PLURIBUS UNUM”. Hinged lid is secured by a unique brass book latch. Interior is green velvet lined and compartmented in the bottom for the revolver, a single sided “COLTS PATENT” eagle & stars flask, a blued steel bullet & ball “COLT’S PATENT” mold with sprue cutter marked on the right side “36P”, a tin of Eley’s caps with green label and sealed packet of orig Colt’s Cartridge Works combustible envelope cartridges along with some loose balls. Book casings such as found here are only known to a very few exclusive collectors and of those extremely few remain in this fine condition. No doubt this is the most important historical Colt book casing known. PROVENANCE: Ex-John B. Floyd family; Ex-Sally Ann Brock Putnam; Ex-Norm Flayderman Collection, 1970; Ex-Bill Turner Collection; Ex-Bobby Smith Collection, Lawrenceburg, Tennessee; Pictured on pg. 125 Flayderman’s “Guide to Antique American Firearms”, 2007; The Esteemed Collection of Steve Ardia. 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: Revolver is all matching. Gun is crisp retaining traces of original finish in protected areas with balance a fine silver/gray with light pitting. Backstrap and trigger guard retain 95% original silver plating. “Certifiable antique elephant ivory” grips are well fit, exhibiting light ivory patina. Mechanically gun functions well with crisp bright rifling in bore. Case is very fine with only light crackling on the hinge and some light chipping and wear on the edges. Casing surface overall retains most of its gilding with light scuffing and soiling, all embossing is crisp and easily discerned with minor cosmetic defects, a well executed about 1″ chip repair to bottom right edge of spine which affects only a portion of decorated border but no text. Flask retains about 95% of its original finish with light scratching and 3 dents on reverse. Mold is very fine, retaining over 80% of its original blue finish. Cap tin and cartridge pack are fine. 49631-32 JS (80,000-150,000) IVORY – Lot 4214

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4215

PAIR OF CIVIL WAR CASED CONSECUTIVE NUMBERED COLT MODEL 1862 POCKET NAVY REVOLVERS, GOLD AND SILVER FACTORY ENGRAVED WITH FABULOUS CARVED PATRIOTIC IVORY GRIPS.

SN 5544/5543. Cal. 36. This incredible pair of exhibition revolvers made at the height of the Civil War in late 1862 have rarely seen gold plated and silver plated contrasting elements and finely relief carved grips with Lady Liberty and Columbia. Both guns are all matching and orig. Most likely this set of guns were made for a retailer to display in their store as carved ivory, gold and silver cased pairs of revolvers are virtually unknown. This exact pair of guns, once in the collection of Buddy Hackett, is pictured on pg 179 of Colt Engraving, R. L. Wilson, 1982. Guns are cased in an orig Colt casing with red lining, sgl sided eagle and stars “COLTS PATENT” flask, blued “COLTS PATENT” 2-cavity mold with sprue cutter, l-shaped combination tool and two tins of Eley caps. Guns are in the most desirable 6-1/2″ bbl length and the incredibly rare casing that accompanies would be impossible to duplicate. PROVENANCE: Ex-Buddy Hackett Collection; Pictured on pg 179 “Colt Engraving” by R. L. Wilson; The Esteemed Collection of Steve Ardia. 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: Very fine overall. All matching SNs found on both pistols, including wedges and grips. SNs have an additional “I.E.” on bbl, frame, trigger guard and backstrap denoting factory engraving and ivory. SN 5543 retains over 90% silver on bbl with freckling and lifting to an overall non-even surface with staining and rust. Frame has similar patina to bbl with same areas of pitting. Trigger guard and backstrap retain about 80% thinning silver plate. Loading arm retains about 70% orig gold plate with balance silver/grey. Cylinder and hammer retain 60% orig gold with balance dark patina with pitting, cylinder retains 60-70% cylinder stagecoach holdup scene. SN 5544 exhibits about 90% silver plate on bbl and is overall smooth with some pitting toward housing, turning plum/brown. Frame retains about 90% silver color as frames were polished and not plated with a matching silver patina to bbl. Trigger guard and backstrap retain traces of finish in protected areas. Cylinder, hammer and loading arm retain much of their orig gold plate, though thinning on loading arm on the right side with 80-90% visible stagecoach holdup cylinder scene. Screws on this gun retain much of their orig fire blue. “Certifiable antique elephant ivory” grips exhibit ivory patina, well fit with chip on right side on SN 5543, and chip at rear toe on left side on SN 5544. Both guns are mechanically sound with discernible rifling in bores, both with light pitting. Accompanying mahogany veneered case is sound and solid with several chip reductions on lid, a blank silver escutcheon. Lining soiled, faded and worn, especially where guns and accessories make contact. Accompanying mold is properly marked “36P” and has numerous small nicks and dings where used as hammer and retains about 90% dark blued finish. L-shaped tool is equally fine. Flask is fine also, retaining about 90% orig varnish; cap tins are also fine. 49631-29 JS (25,000-40,000) IVORY – Lot 4215

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4216

SCARCE AND FINE CASED COLT MODEL 1862 POLICE PERCUSSION REVOLVER.

SN 18593. Cal. 36. Blue & color case hardened with 5-1/2″ rnd bbl, brass pin front sight and 1-line New-York U.S. America address. Left side of frame is marked with a small “Colts Patent” and left shoulder of trigger guard has “36 CAL” marking. Cyl is half-fluted with five chambers and has patent date in one flute with all five safety pins crisp and serviceable. The silver plated trigger guard & backstrap contain a 1-pc varnished walnut grip with last four digits of matching SN in backstrap channel. Accompanied by an orig, dark green velvet lined mahogany casing that is compartmented in the bottom for a “Colt’s Patent” single sided eagle & stars flask, a blued two cavity “Colt’s Patent” bullet mold with sprue cutter marked on right side “36P”, a packet of five combustible cartridges and a lacquered tin of Eley’s caps. There were about 25,000 of these revolvers produced during the Civil War with this revolver manufactured in 1863. That this revolver remains in such high orig condition with an orig case attests to the probability that it was the property of a high ranking officer or official where it saw little or no use. PROVENANCE: The Esteemed Collection of Steve Ardia. CONDITION: Fine overall, matching and complete. Bbl and cyl. retain much of their orig bright blue finish with balance plum. Frame, loading assembly and hammer retain most of their case color, though muted. Trigger guard & backstrap retain about half of orig silver with balance a light mustard patina. Grip sound and solid and well fit with several small dents and dings retaining virtually all its orig varnish finish with edge wear. Mechanics are crisp; bright shiny bore, traces of blue still visible in each chamber. Case is sound with usual light nicks & scratches and retains most of its orig varnish. Flask retains most of its orig finish with light wear and abrasion on reverse. Mold is fine with about 50% thin blue and a few light dings; cap tin & cartridge packet are fine. 49631-33 JS (8,000-12,000) – Lot 4216

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4217

VERY FINE CASED 5-1/2″ COLT MODEL 1862 POCKET NAVY PERCUSSION REVOLVER.

SN 3456. Cal. 36. Blue & color case hardened with 5-1/2″ oct bbl, brass pin front sight and 1-line New-York U.S. America address. Left side of frame is marked “COLTS PATENT” and left shoulder of trigger guard is stamped “36 CAL”. The silver plated brass trigger guard & back strap contain a fine varnished 1-pc walnut grip with SN inked in buttstrap channel. Cylinder is usual 5-shots with rebated diameter and has the stagecoach holdup scene roll marking. Accompanied by an orig Colt mahogany casing with red velvet lining compartmented in bottom for the revolver; a sgl sided eagle & stars pocket sized flask marked “COLTS PATENT”; a blued steel 2-cavity “COLTS PATENT” mold marked on right side “36P”; and a pack of Colt New Model Revolving Pocket Pistol Cartridges. This fine example was made first year of production in 1861 at the height of Civil War fervor and survived the war in very fine condition. PROVENANCE: The Esteemed Collection of Steve Ardia. CONDITION: Very fine overall, all matching and orig with exception of forward frame screw which is restored. Bbl retains about 90% orig factory blue finish with numerous small scratches and scuffs and other small blemishes especially around wedge slot. Frame, loading assembly and hammer retain traces of case color, especially on rammer pivot with balance silver/grey with areas of pitting on recoil shields. Cylinder retains about 20% orig blue with strong, discernible rolled stagecoach hold-up scene one side has pitting extending to frame which obliterates part of stagecoach scene. There are a few impressed tool marks over part of Colt’s Patent on cylinder. A light cylinder drag line is present, safety pins are all smashed flat. Trigger guard and backstrap retain tiny traces of silver in protected areas, overall yellow brass patina, several dents in buttstrap where used as hammer. Grip is sound and well fit, retaining most of its factory varnish with minor blemishes on sides and two chips on either right toe where chipped when probably used hammering many years ago as chipped areas have old patina. Mechanics are crisp, well discerned bore. Mahogany casing is sound and solid, well fit with scattered small blemishes. Interior is very good overall with soiling and wear, especially around where front sight, hammer spur and cylinder rubbed through cloth. Accompanying Colt’s Patent flask retains about 20% varnish with several small dents. Mold retains traces of finish with numerous small blemishes and pitting. Cartridge pack is fine with excellent label. 49631-37 JS (8,000-12,000) – Lot 4217

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4218

EXCEPTIONAL 4-1/2″ COLT MODEL 1862 POCKET NAVY PERCUSSION REVOLVER.

SN 18494. Blue & color case hardened with 4-1/2″ oct bbl, brass pin front sight and 1-line New York U.S. America address. Left side of frame is marked “COLTS PATENT” and left shoulder of trigger guard is stamped “36 CAL”. The silver plated brass trigger guard & back strap contain a fine varnished 1-pc walnut grip with SN in butt strap channel. Cylinder is usual 5-shots with rebated diameter and has the stagecoach holdup scene roll marking with all five safety pins crisp & sharp. There were approx. 19,000 of these revolvers produced 1861 to 1873. This is an extremely fine Pocket Navy. This particular gun was made at the height of the Civil War early in 1863 and it is amazing that this specimen escaped hard war service and survived in such beautiful condition, retaining most of its original finish. PROVENANCE: The Esteemed Collection of Steve Ardia. CONDITION: Extremely fine overall, all matching. Bbl retains about 90% glossy bright thinning factory blue with reductions mostly around muzzle with balance plum, numerous small dents and nicks around wedge slot. Loading assembly retains virtually all of its brilliant case colors. Frame & hammer retain about all of their bright orig case colors also. Cylinder retains about 20% orig blue with balance plum/blue, a light cylinder drag line is present and retains virtually all of its stagecoach holdup scene roll marking. Trigger guard and backstrap retain about 10% of their orig silver plating with balance yellow patina. Grip is sound, well-fit & crisp with only a couple of minor light blemishes in finish and retains virtually all of its bright orig factory varnish, light edge wear. Mechanics are crisp, bore is crisp and bright and cylinder retains traces of blue finish in each chamber. 49631-43 JS (8,000-12,000) – Lot 4218

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4219

SCARCE AND FINE CASED COLT MODEL 1862 POLICE PERCUSSION REVOLVER.

SN 3045. Cal. 36. Blue & color case hardened with 4-1/2″ rnd bbl, brass pin front sight and 1-line New-York U.S. America address. Left side of frame is marked with a small “Colts Patent” and left shoulder of trigger guard has cal marking. Cyl is half-fluted with five chambers and has patent date in one flute. The silver plated trigger guard & backstrap contain a 1-pc varnished walnut grip. Accompanied by an orig, red velvet lined mahogany casing that is compartmented in the bottom for a double sided eagle flask, a packet of five combustible cartridges and a lacquered tin of Eley’s caps. There were about 25,000 of these revolvers produced during the Civil War and this revolver was produced during first year of production in 1861. PROVENANCE: The Esteemed Collection of Steve Ardia. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching. Bbl retains 80% thinning orig blue. Cyl. retains strong traces of bright blue with balance plum. Two orig safety pins are still retained, the others are smashed.Frame retains much of its orig case colors with some staining especially on recoil shields. Trigger guard and back strap retain about half of their orig silver plate with balance a yellow patina. Grip is sound and well fit, retaining most of its orig finish with edge wear. Mechanics are fine,crisp well discerned bore. Case is sound with usual light nicks & scratches and retains most of its orig varnish, long longitudinal crack on top of lid. Casing made originally for 5-1/2″ gun. Flask retains much of its orig finish. Cartridge pack and caps are good with discernible labels. 49631-40 JS (4,000-7,000) – Lot 4219

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4220

RARE CASED ENGRAVED MODEL 2 COLT 1855 SIDE HAMMER PERCUSSION REVOLVER.

SN 14465. Cal 28. Blue finish with 3-1/2″ oct bbl, brass pin front sight & Hartford address with pointing hand motif. Cyl is 5 chambers. Mounted with 1-pc smooth “certifiable antique elephant ivory” grip. Revolver is beautifully engraved by Gustav Young with about 60% coverage, fine foliate arabesque patterns that have pearled background. Hammer shank & sides are engraved to match. Engraving patterns extend over the top strap onto the bbl and rammer pivot with matching patterns on backstrap, buttstrap & bottom of frame. Accompanied by a brown velvet lined Colt mahogany casing. Interior is compartmented for the revolver, single-sided Eagle & Stars “COLTS PATENT” flask, a brass “COLT’S PATENT” bullet & ball mold. This is a beautiful presentation grade gun, made in 1860 just prior to hostilities in the upcoming Civil War. PROVENANCE: The Esteemed Collection of Steve Ardia. 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: Very fine overall, all matching. Overall retains about 70-80% orig finish with the loss areas flaked to a light patina. Ivory grip has good patina with several hairlines, well fit. Mechanics are fine. Crisp bright bore. Case is sound and solid with 2 hairlines in lid and bottom with light nicks & scratches and retains much of its orig varnish. Interior is sound and solid with soiling and wear to areas where gun makes contact especially at cyl and muzzle. Flask is also very fine retaining most of its thinning original finish with bright fire blue retained on spring. Mold is average with numerous dings and dents where used as a hammer, mostly obliterating Colt marking. Also including is a later pack of caps and two corroded rounds which were removed and displayed in small glass tube. 49631-46 JS (15,000-25,000) IVORY – Lot 4220

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4221

SCARCE CASED COLT ROOT MODEL 5 PERCUSSION REVOLVER.

SN 840. Cal. 31. Blue finish with 3-1/2″ stepped rnd bbl, brass pin front sight and New York address. It has 5-shot full fluted cylinder and is mounted with a varnished 1-pc walnut grip that has last three digits of SN in back strap channel. Accompanied by an orig Colt mahogany casing with burgundy velvet lining compartmented in bottom for the revolver, a dbl sided eagle & stars flask and a 2-cavity iron “COLTS PATENT” mold with sprue cutter. Right rear corner contains a tin of Eley’s caps. Colt’s Root Model revolvers were reasonably popular as pocket and vest pocket pistols for gentlemen and muff pistols for ladies and are rarely found retaining much orig finish. Cased examples are scarce. PROVENANCE: The Esteemed Collection of Steve Ardia. CONDITION: Extremely fine overall retains over 90% orig blue, with thinning and wear on outer radii of cyl. Loading assembly and hammer retain most of their case color, though darkened. Grip is sound and well fit with a couple of small chips in toe and light handling & use marks and retains most of its orig factory varnish. Mechanics are fine, crisp bright bore, retaining blue finish as does each chamber of cyl. Mahogany case is sound and solid, with usual handling & storage marks and retains strong orig varnish. Interior is sound with solid partitions showing light to moderate wear in bottom from revolver. Flask retains most of its orig finish, with staining. Mold retains about 50% thinning blue with numerous small dents and dings. Cap tin is very good with discernible label. 49631-38 JS (4,000-6,000) – Lot 4221

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4222

FINE CASED COLT 4TH MODEL 1855 ROOT SIDE HAMMER PERCUSSION REVOLVER.

SN 2080. Cal. 31. Blue finish with 3-1/2″ oct bbl, brass pin front sight and 2-line Hartford address without pointing hand motif. It has 5-shot full fluted cyl and is mounted with 1-pc smooth ivory grip. Accompanied by an orig dark red velvet lined mahogany casing that is compartmented in bottom for the revolver, a fine early eagle flask, a brass 2-cavity bullet & ball “COLTS PATENT” mold with sprue cutter. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms only 1,149 of these revolvers were produced before the model was discontinued about 1870. These revolvers were very popular as concealed arms and are rarely found in high orig finish or cased. PROVENANCE: Pistol – Ex-Dr. John & Margaret Pickup Collection; The Esteemed Collection of Steve Ardia. 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: Very good – fine overall, all matching except grip which has number “22082”. Bbl retains traces of blue in sheltered areas being a smooth medium brown patina; frame retains about 75% orig blue with gray/brown backstrap; cyl retains 75-80% thin blue, stronger in the flutes. “Certifiable antique elephant ivory” grip has a small chip in the toe with some minor age lines and retains a mellow ivory patina. Mechanics are fine, crisp bore with fine pitting. Flask is very fine overall, retaining 90% of its original varnish with fire blued spring. Proper curved handle brass mold has numerous small nicks and dings, patent marked sprue cutter is smooth with thin finish and light pitting. Accompanying case is sound and solid; interior is lightly faded with light soiling. 49631-48 (3,000-5,000) IVORY – Lot 4222

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4223

SCARCE AND FINE COLT ROOT MODEL 5 PERCUSSION REVOLVER.

SN 6613. Cal. 31. Blue finish with 3-1/2″ stepped rnd bbl, brass pin front sight and New York address. It has 5-shot full fluted cylinder and is mounted with a varnished 1-pc walnut grip that has last three digits of SN in back strap channel. PROVENANCE: Ex-Col. Kenneth P. Brown Collection; The Esteemed Collection of Steve Ardia. CONDITION: Fine plus. Overall retains about 70% glossy orig blue, though bbl finish very thin with just traces of bright blue and overall plum. Back strap worn where handled with blue turning to plum. Hammer retains strong case colors turning dark. Rammer retains faded case colors, stronger on pivot. Grip is sound with a couple of small chips in toe and light handling & use marks and retains most of its orig factory varnish. Mechanics are fine, crisp bore with pitting. 49631-49 (2,500-4,500) – Lot 4223

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4224

EXTREMELY RARE CASED COLT EHLERS BABY PATERSON PERCUSSION REVOLVER.

SN 24. Cal. 31. All blue finish with 3″ oct bbl, brass pin front sight and 1-line script letter address which reads left hand “Patent Arms Patterson, N.J.-Colt’s Pt.” with dashes at each end. Bbl has the attached Ehlers rammer. Cyl has five chambers with rnd shoulder and ratchet rather than a slot for a rotating ring and measures 1-1/16″. Cyl has the centaur scene roll marking with the four-headed Paterson Colt logo. The tiny frame has folding trigger and is mounted with 1-pc varnished rosewood grip. Grip is made of two pieces of rosewood attached to two spacer blocks. Accompanied by an orig, burgundy velvet lined, mahogany casing with flat top & bottom. Front of case has a rectangular escutcheon for the mortised brass lock. Bottom inside is recessed for the revolver, a rare all brass plunger type powder measure and a tiny single ball mold with sprue cutter and three turned walnut handles with brass ferrules. The slot in the front, which ordinarily contains a turnscrew is filled with a pocket corkscrew. This cased set is listed as item number 5 and pictured on the back cover of Jackson Arms, Dallas, TX, Catalog #16. Bottom of the front cover states “The Ben Ames Williams Collection”. The corkscrew was present in the case at that time and is discussed as a loading tool “never previously seen” in a Paterson casing. Also accompanied by a signed letter from renowned collector & dealer, the late Bobby Smith of Tennessee. The letter identifies this pistol by SN and Mr. Smith states, “An extremely fine and rare specimen of a cased Colt Baby Paterson Revolver with the Ehlers attached loading lever”. Mr. Smith also mentions the strange “loading tool combination a rammer worm”, and further says that he had never seen a tool like this in a Paterson casing. He also mentions the Jackson Arms catalog and identifies it as July 1960. He states that the collection of Ben Ames Williams was sold at that time and that this cased set was part of his collection. He further states that, ” Ben Ames Willimas was an artist, editor & writer. Two of his best selling books were House Divided and The Unconquered. According to The Book of Colt Firearms , Wilson, there were only about 500 of these little revolvers produced in 1837-1838, which also included the Paterson No.2 Belt Revolver. These revolvers with attached rammers were late production made from parts that were semi-finished when Colt went bankrupt. John Ehlers was a major stock holder in the Patent Arms Manufacturing Co. and assumed ownership in the bankruptcy. He finished and assembled the parts and added the loading levers. He also deleted the “M’g Co.” from the bbl address roll die. In addition the capping cutout was added to the right recoil shield during this process. Few of these little revolvers survive today, especially those that are all matching and with high orig finish. Cased examples are extremely rare, especially those with the rare corkscrew loading tool. PROVENANCE: Ex-Ben Ames Williams Collection; Ex-Jackson Arms; The Late Bobby Smith Collection. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine, all matching including bbl, wedge, cyl, frame, hammer, backstrap and grip. No further disassembly was effected to check for other matching parts. Bbl retains about 95% glossy orig blue with light sharp edge wear; wedge retains about 80% fire blue, mostly on the body; frame & front strap retain about 70% glossy orig blue with light candy striping on both sides, flaking on the recoil shields and light sharp edge wear; hammer retains dark case colors with light pitting on the sides; cyl retains most of its orig blue, thin on the rear half, turning plum and shows about 95% centaur scene roll marking; backstrap & buttstrap retain 92-93% glossy orig blue with some light sharp edge wear and minor pinpoint flaking. Grip is sound and retains about 88-90% orig varnish with the loss areas flaked from the ears and light edge wear. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore with scattered fine pitting. Case has a grain check in the lid, otherwise is sound with usual handling & storage nicks & scratches and retains most of its orig varnish. Interior is moderately faded with light soil in the lid lining and heavily faded in the bottom, darker in the recesses with light soil. Flask retains about 70% bright gold wash with the exposed areas a dark patina, mechanics are fine. Mold is extremely fine showing about 95% bright blue on the body and about 60% on the sprue cutter with losses from flaking. Mold handles are solid and the rare corkscrew loading tool is very fine, certainly capable of opening the finest bottle of wine. 50531-3 (110,000-160,000) – Lot 4224

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4225

VERY FINE AND RARE COLT PATERSON PATENT ARMS LARGE SIZE CAPPER FOR MODEL 1839 RIFLES AND CARBINES.

SN 175. Assembly number 175. All brass capper, approximately 2-1/4″ diameter with the RAMPANT COLT and a Paterson ring lever carbine on the lid over crossed Paterson pistols. Capper is of later design with lid locking post to the left, lock is an extension of nozzle spring. Both lid & body are numbered “175” and it is complete with lanyard ring. Few of these cappers survive today as they were also used for other firearms and being of small size were easily misplaced. This example is in beautiful condition with high relief and strong gilt finish retained in protected areas internally. CONDITION: Very fine. Complete and functional with small scratches on reverse. Decorated lid shows excellent detail and stippling, dark mustard colored patina with light wear to highest features. 50412-94 JS (3,000-5,000) – Lot 4225

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4226

“EDWARD PRUDHOMME” ENGRAVED AND GOLD INLAID 1ST GENERATION 2ND MODEL DRAGOON REVOLVER.

SN 8929. Cal. 44. Well known firearms engraver Edward C. Prudhomme (1911-1990) engraved this 1850 vintage 2nd Model Dragoon for famous Colt collector Robert Q. Sutherland (1918-1992). Bbl has extensive leaf and vine and gold wire inlays, in addition to a standing doe deer and Indian brave on each side of the bbl lug. The loading lever is also engraved with gold wire border and crosshatching at the end. Frame and recoil shields are deep engraved with a walking gold horse on the left side and a horse and rider on the right side all surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns with fine stippled background. Right side of the frame also has the gold initials logo “R.Q.S.”. The recoil shields are deep relief engraved with foliate and vine patterns and have gold wire borders. Cylinder scene and all its markings have been re-engraved with silver Fleur-de-Lis between the cylinder stop notches and extensive gold wire borders. Hammer is completely stippled on both sides and engraved on the top with gold wire borders. The brass trigger guard and backstrap are deep relief engraved with arabesque patterns. Bbl is engraved in tiny letters “ENGRAVING BY E.C. PRUDHOMME”. PROVENANCE: Pictured in Prudhomme’s book on his engraving (with the orig wood grips). CONDITION: Very fine as restored, retaining most of Mr. Prudhomme’s blue finish. When this gun was originally engraved it was quite worn as noted by muzzle wear on its now 7-7/16″ bbl. Gun otherwise conforms to other standard 2nd Model Dragoons. SN on bbl housing is re-engraved and only one number can be found on loading arm. Original wood grips with matching SN inked in the backstrap channel are well worn and orig from 1850, hand worn patina and rounded edges at inner toes. Mechanically gun is fine, with crisp rifling in bore. 50324-1 JS (10,000-20,000) – Lot 4226

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4227

RARE AND FINE “NEW HAMPSHIRE” MARKED MARTIAL COLT DRAGOON 2ND MODEL PERCUSSION REVOLVER.

SN 10225. Cal. 44. Rare New Hampshire Dragoon, blue and color case hardened with 7-1/2″ oct to rnd bbl, nickel silver front sight and right hand address. Left side of bbl lug is marked “NEW HAMPSHIRE”. Left side of frame has a tiny “COLT’S PATENT” over a tiny “U.S.”. The square back brass trigger guard & backstrap contain an oil finished