Outstanding Fall 2011 Firearms Auction
Totals Over $9 Million

Auction: October 4th & 5th, 2011

Preview: October 1-3, 2011

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1000
Revised: 9/12/2011

CORRECTION: This is a Class III firearm.

*FINE GERMAN MP40 SUBMACHINE GUN (C&R). SN 2234G. Cal. 9 mm. 9″ bbl. Manufactured by ERMA (ayf WaA 280), with Mertzwerke (cos) parts, with replacement bbl installed by Ohio Ordnance Works and serialized to gun. Includes two orig magazines which are marked “ayf 42”. Receiver tube marked both “42” over (WaA44) and “cos” and eagle over “280” proofmark. Swing out shoulder loop is also marked eagle over “280”, however receiver cap is Mertzwerke (cos). Forward of receiver cap marked “MP40/ayf 41”. Gun has matching numbers except for bolt and firing pin assembly which are 5923h. Rear sight flip up tension spring broken and sight flips back and forth freely. Bbl resting bar is of the hard Bakelite type and matches in SN rest of gun as does muzzle nut and front sight hood. Assembly just forward of resting bar marked “37” (C.G. Hanel). Also included is orig German leather sling with a barely discernible maker’s ink stamp on the underside with “R?b?/19??” and one after-market black sling. Also included is Desert Publications MP40 Foreign Weapons Familiarization and Operation Guide. Firing mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This weapon passes function test and appears fully functional. Mags fit well into mag well. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is excellent as refinished by Ohio Ordnance Works. Bolt has a plum color to it with some wear to the edges where it rides inside receiver tube. Also some loss of finish to receiver tube where the bolt handle has ridden along outside of tube. Lower assembly is of the attractive dark brown type and very handsome. Even the trigger is marked “280”. Mags are likewise excellent. Bore is excellent. Orig sling soft, cracking and frayed halfway through at one point, still barely serviceable. Reproduction sling is as new. This is a very interesting MP40 in that it has a 1941 date rear assembly matched to a 1942 dated receiver assembly and was made with cos parts with ERMA final proof. This indicates gun was probably made at the end of ’41 and finally assembly probably took place in early ’42. Great for a shooter! 4-42491 JWK126 (8,000-12,000)

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1001

**GERMAN STG-44 MADE BY MERTZWERKE/C.G. HAENEL (C&R). SN 8850AI/45. Cal. 7.92X33(8MM Kurtz) bbl 16-1/2″ manufactured 1945 by “cos” (MERTZWERKE), with C.G. Haenel final proof (Eagle over 37) bbl is marked 37 as is front sight post. Bolt is of the later type with cut out under extractor. This gun appears all matching and all original, including bolt,op rod, and buttstock. Buttstock is of the laminated type, reduced height style for vehicle storage. Includes one MP43 marked magazine manufactured by “fxo” (Haenel) and one magazine body only manufactured by “bte” and marked MP 44. Magazine release catch sticks in the closed position, but with some effort, magazine can be removed. Firing mechanism functions when cycled by hand, this weapon passes function check and appears fully functional. CONDITION: Excellent. Overall finish and appearance is 85% dark blue over majority of firearm. Grey phosphate finish over handgrip lower assembly only with forend pretty much in the white with an even grey patina. Bolt has a straw color due to old oil. Bolt face is excellent, shiny and bright as is the bore. Op Rod is also excellent as is recoil spring. Retaining spring on buttstock pin weak. Ejection port cover slightly bent at rear, but could easily be straightened. Wooden hand grips with one deep ding to lower left front corner and slight dent to corresponding lower portion of hand grip. Overall there are some scratches and dings to the finish consistent with wartime use, likely this gun is unfired since WWII, evidenced by the type and consistency of oil in it, as well as the internal parts condition. 4-40324 JWK15 (10,000-15,000)

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1002

**GERMAN MG-34 TANK GUN MADE BY BRUNN W/BIPOD(C&R). SN 8744-C. Cal.8mm Mauser, 24″ bbl. Manufactured in 1944 by “dot” (brunn). Includes one 28 link belt marked ddt 1/42, and one field grey colored drum carrier with two 50 ground assault drums, also in field grey. Tank gun includes round gun adapter for bi-pod, and bi-pod marked (kur42) also clamp on aa sight base. Gun serial number matches shroud, top cover, receiver, buffer cup and hand grip. Buttstock collar, buttstock, bolt, barrel, and feed block do not match. Bbl is in outstanding condition marked “S/243″ (Mauser), dated 1938. This weapon appears fully functional. Firing mechanism works when cycled by hand. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is outstanding. High 90%+ dark blue over metal parts. There is a hardened grease over much of the receiver and shroud which has preserved the finish underneath. Bore is excellent, handgrip assembly is in as new condition, buttstock has a 4” crack along right side, with a gouge also on the right side, but this does not distract from this weapon. This is a tremendous find for the WWII Class 3 Collector and shooting enthusiast. 4-40325 JWK16 (12,000-17,000)

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1003

**U.S.LEWIS GUN MK VI MADE BY SAVAGE (C&R). SN 17535. Cal.30-06, 26-1/2″ Bbl. A metal bbl jacket covers the finned aluminum cooling jacket surrounding the bbl. Front sight is drift windage adjustable protected blade sight, rear sight mounted on top of rear of top cover(graduated to 2100 yds.) Pistol grip is covered with two wooden panels, and shoulder stock is matching wood. USN marked and dated 1917. Includes two 30-06 strip feed attachments, one high capacity 30-06 pan mag and two standard 47rnd .303 British pans and one .303 British steel feed strip. Also included is clamp on bi-pod. Firing mechanism operates smoothly when cycled by hand, this weapon is fully functional .30-06 pan mag operates well. American forces used the Lewis gun (in .30-06 caliber) throughout World War II. The US Navy used the weapon on armed merchant cruisers, small auxiliary ships, landing craft and submarines. The US Coast Guard also used the Lewis on their vessels. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is excellent including polished blue over receiver and shroud. .30-06 pan has about 70% blue turning to patina especially along the high edges. Original leather strap on pan is present and serviceable. Walnut buttstock is attractive although there is a small surface chip out of right side and has some dings and handling marks. Bore is shiny and bright, rifling is strong. This is a very attractive WWII era Lewis gun and highly desirable in .30-06. 4-40327 JWK18 (10,000-15,000)

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1004

**COLT THOMPSON M1921AC SUBMACHINE GUN (C&R). SN 11953. cal .45ACP, 10″ finned bbl. Manufactured by Colt’s Patent Firearms Mfg. Co., Hartford, CT. Rich blue finish with unmarked Cutts compensator and Lyman rear sight adjustable for windage and elevation. Internals are all 1921 parts. Gun’s forend wood and forend retaining screw are not present, nor is detachable buttstock. Firing mechanism operates smoothly when cycled by hand, This weapon appears fully functional. Includes one 50 round “L” drum marked Auto-Ordnance corp. Bridgeport, Ct and rare 100 round “C” type drum marked Auto-Ordnance Corp. N.Y., NY. #340 and 5 stick mags. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is very good. Approximately 90% bright blue with some wear to finish along the actuator and some dings and handling marks along the receiver surface. Wooden hand grip is excellent with one small ding on the bottom and a couple of handling marks. Bore is excellent, shiny and bright. The springs on both drums appear to be in good condition. A very affordable and desirable TSMG needing only some wood. 4-40329 JWK12 (8,000-12,000)

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1005

**EXCEPTIONAL THOMPSON M1 SUBMACHINE GUN (C&R). SN 187533. Cal. 45ACP, Later AUTO-ORDNANCE M1 version w/10″ plain bbl, horizontal wood forend, wood pistol grip and shoulder stock. Non-adjustable L-type rear peep sight w/triangular rear sight guard wings. Inspector marks “FJA” and circled “gEg” visible on left side of receiver. Some components marked “S” (Savage/Stevens), with 3 20 rnd mags, period carry strap and contemporary metal hardcase. Firing mechanism functions smoothly when cycled by hand. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is excellent, 98% smooth gray Dulite finish to metal with only the slightest of loss to the high areas. Bore is excellent, shiny and bright. Wood is excellent with only some handling marks visible on the refinished forearm. Aluminum case is solid. A really nice M1 TSMG. 4-40357 JWK20 (15,000-20,000)

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1006

**COLT THOMPSON M1921A SUB-MACHINE GUN (C&R). SN 4772. Cal .45ACP. 10″ finned, uncompensated bbl. Manufactured by Colt’s Patent Firearms Mfg. Co., Hartford, CT. Rich blue finish fading in places with Lyman rear sight adjustable for windage and elevation. Internals are all 1921 parts. Firing mechanism operates smoothly when cycled by hand. This weapon appears fully functional. Includes one 50 round “L” drum marked “AUTO ORDNANCE CORP./NEW YORK/REGISTERED IN THE/U.S. PATENT OFFICE”. The right side of receiver is scribed “PEORIA, CO.” Records indicate #4772 was purchased by Peoria Co., IL Sheriff’s Dept without the Cutt’s Compensator, a cost savings of $25. Peoria Co. apparently upgraded its SWAT capabilities in 1981 as this gun was transferred out of their inventory and into private hands. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is very good. Approximately 90% blue thinning in places and with numerous scratches on both sides of receiver as well as some normal handling marks to wood. Wood is of a dark rich brown color. Bbl is shiny and bright, however, it has a slight bulge just forward of finned area, 3-1/2″ from muzzle. Buttstock has a 2″ crack on the right side which runs longitudinally. Buttplate has some significant pitting and corrosion with only about 15% of the blue remaining yet it does contain the oiler in the trap. Drum has nearly all of its blue finish intact and appears serviceable. Replacement bbls are inexpensive and readily available in kits for the Thompson and the stock crack can be repaired without issue. This is a very desirable and serviceable original Colt 1921 Thompson with police history. 4-42478 JK116 (20,000-30,000)

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1007

**H&R REISING MODEL 50 (C&R). SN S4811. Cal .45ACP, 14″ bbl including 6 slot finned compensator. Drift adjustable horizontal front sight, elevation adjustable rear sight. Heavy gray Parkerized finish. 15 groove finned bbl. Full wooden stock with sling swivel front and rear bottom of stock. Stock has metal butt plate. Accompanied by 7-20 rnd magazines. Bolt moves freely, but does not lock in the rearward position for firing. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is excellent. Near 100% parkerized finish on exposed metal parts, high luster finish on magazine well. Cocking actuator shows wear to finish at bottom rear, only visible when in forward position. Bore is excellent, shiny and bright. Bolt face is dusty. Bolt body and extractor retaining screw show evidence of use. A very attractive Reising. 4-40331 JWK13 (2,000-3,000)

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1008

**RARE SWISS SIG-AMT REGISTERED BY ALLTECH (FULLY TRANSFERABLE). SN 15970. Cal .308, Blue finish with 21″ bbl including flash hider, shielded adjustable post front sight and ramp rear peep sight graduated 100-600 meters. Bbl has a pierced metal handguard with swiveling, folding bipod. Front of receiver is mounted with a folding carrying handle. Buttstock/forend is wood with a black synthetic pistol grip. Accompanied by 4X7 Kassel scope and four mags. All serial numbers match. Firing mechanism cycles smoothly when cycled by hand. This weapon passes function check and appears fully functional. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is excellent throughout. There is slight wear to the blue finish on selector switch where it touches receiver and where the bipod legs rub at the rear of the barrel. There is also some slight wear at the right outside of the mag well. Forend has a line where bi-pod legs have rubbed against it. Wooden buttstock has only slight handling marks. Optics are clear. Bolt face is excellent, bore is excellent and bright. Swiss precision makes a fine addition to any Class 3 collection. 4-42154 JWK19 (15,000-20,000)

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1009
Revised: 9/8/2011

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This firearm is classified as a fully transferable C&R.

**NEAR MYTHICAL EXTRAORDINARILY RARE COLT AR-15 MODEL 1 ORIGINAL SELECT FIRE TEST RIFLE KNOWN AS “THE COCONUT RIFLE”. SN 000106. Cal. 223. Extraordinary AR-15, the sixth one ever made by Colt with 20″ tapered rnd bbl and orig 3-pronged brush catcher flash hider. It has the typical tall AR-15 front sight with adjustable post & bayonet lug. Receiver is typical of standard production rifles with carrying handle mounted, windage adjustable, 2-position flip rear sight and serrated charging handle with integral lock, chrome plated bolt carrier and spring loaded dust cover. Magazine release is in the usual position on right side with bolt carrier lock release on left side. Left side of magazine well is marked with a large rampant Colt in a circle, “COLT / ARMALITE AR15 / PATENTS PENDING / CAL 223 / MODEL 01 / SERIAL 000106”. Mounted with mottled red composition 2-pc ventilated triangle forearm and solid buttstock with hollow pistol grip. Buttplate is of black composition material with ribbed face. Bottom of butt is mounted with a sling swivel stud with corresponding sling wire part of the front sight bracket and contains a Vietnam era nylon Nobukl adjustable sling. Also accompanied by an orig “waffle” stamped sheet stainless steel magazine. Base plate of magazine is marked “ARMALITE AR-15 / PATENTS PENDING / CAL. .223 / COLT’S PT. F.A. MFG. CO. INC. / HARTFORD, CONN. U.S.A”. Base plate of magazine has a small key slot used for dismounting the base plate. This rifle is one of the first twenty AR-15s built by Colt in 1959 and was the single rifle used in all demonstrations of the capabilities of the new Armalite design from Eugene Stoner. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter which states that this rifle was shipped to Cooper MacDonald Co. of Baltimore, MD on Feb. 17, 1960. The Cooper MacDonald Co. had been selected by Colt to market this new product and this rifle was therefore shipped to the company into the hands of Mr. William Mullen, the Vice-President of Cooper MacDonald. In a signed & notarized statement from consignor dated June 9, 2011, consignor states that he obtained possession of this rifle in March 1989 and on July 14 & 15, 1992 he and his wife traveled to Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, MD and had a lengthy appointment with Mr. Mullen, V.P. of Cooper MacDonald Co. Mr. Mullen stated that SN 106 is the rifle that made two trips around the world for demonstrations to various friendly governments. He stated that on July 4, 1960 this was the rifle that was used in the “Watermelon Demonstration”. Mr. Mullen stated that the demonstration took place on Mr. MacDonald’s farm which was an annual cookout & beer bust and that prior to the party Mr. MacDonald had told him to “bring the rifle – there will be some brass there”. Mr. Mullen stated that the brass turned out to be Gen. Curtis E. LeMay, the Air Force Vice-Chief of Staff. Mr. Mullen stated that a demonstration was organized using four watermelons placed at 50, 75 & 100 yards. Gen. LeMay fired at three of the watermelons which completely destroyed them. When it was pointed out to the General that there was a fourth watermelon remaining and was asked if he wanted to shoot it or eat it. His response was “Let’s eat the son of a bitch”, which they did. While they were standing in the field eating watermelon Gen. LeMay explained that he had been looking for a rifle weighing less than the M-1 Garand and the Springfield M-14 but one with more punch than the M-1 carbine. Mr. Mullen recalled that Gen. LeMay was happy at the prospect of receiving his order in a timely manner and on the spot placed an order for 8,500 rifles. That demonstration with this rifle is the basis for what was to become one of the most widely disbursed military rifles in history with innumerable knock-offs in semi-auto configuration. Mr. Mullen, upon being asked regarding the legend that this rifle had actually been fired by Pres. John F. Kennedy from the Kennedy family yacht, the Honey Fitz, Mr. Mullen responded that he was unaware of such an occurrence. Mr. Mullen was then asked about the legendary “two around the globe sales trips”. Mr. Mullen responded that there were actually more than two, he said that they were constantly traveling. Mr. Mullen related that “serious consideration was given by several countries, including the Philippines, India, Cambodia and South Viet Nam”. He stated that in order to impress the dignitaries at the demonstrations they used coconuts to demonstrate the destructive capabilities of the rifle and its small bore cartridge. Mr. Mullen further stated “they weren’t coconuts all of the time.” He stated that he did not record the location of an incident that happened at a South Viet Nam military outpost nor did he record the name of the Vietnamese officer who was probably a Major although his nickname was “The Pope” or something similar. At the conclusion of the coconut demonstration the Vietnamese officer gave instructions to bring out two Viet Cong prisoners from the compound. They were told in Vietnamese that if they reached the jungle, about 200-225 meters away, they would be free. The prisoners began running and “The Pope” did the shooting. Both prisoners were instantly killed with devastating wound results. Mr. Mullen stated that he had photographs of that incident but consignor and his wife declined the offer to look at them, much to their later regret. Mr. Mullen stated that there was no need to involve the testing of any other rifle than #106 as it never jammed and it never failed. Mr. Mullen also offered that the subsequent decisions by the military to switch to ball powder and a different rate of twist in the bores was the reason that so many of the early M-16s in Viet Nam jammed which resulted in numerous unnecessary deaths of American soldiers. He implied that if they had not been so intractable in going against the advice of the designer, Mr. Eugene Stoner, and had kept the orig cartridge loading and rate of twist that the jamming problem would probably not have occurred. Consignor and his wife, on 15 July 1992, visited the Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution to seek an appointment with Dr. Ezell, the Curator of the Division of Armed Forces History at the Smithsonian and the author of numerous military firearms related books. Especially notable is his treatise The Great Rifle Controversy which is the defining work as relates to the AR-15/M16 project. Dr. Ezell stated that he was intimately familiar with this rifle and the history behind it and stated, in answer to a direct question, that #106 is in fact the rifle used at “The Watermelon Demonstration”. On the same day consignor and his wife visited the headquarters of the United States Secret Service to attempt to verify the Pres. Kennedy connection. The Secret Service was uncooperative and provided no information. Consignor provided a list of some of the first twenty AR-15s and what may have happened to them, as follows: #000101 – Presented to Mr. John MacDonald, Cooper MacDonald Corp.; #000102 – Presented to Mr. Dick Boutelle, President of Armalite Division, Fairchild Hiller Corp. These two rifles were presented at Colt on 26 Dec. 1959 by Fred Roff, President of Colt with Eugene Stoner & Bob Freemont in attendance. Consignor shows that numbers 000102, 000103, 000104 & 000105 were presented to Heads of State (or other dignitaries) in South Viet Nam, India, Cambodia & Singapore. There is no indication of what may have happened to the remainder of the first production rifles. Neither is there any indication that SNs 000101 & 000102 were ever registered with BATFE or that they may be transferable. Therefore this rifle is the oldest known transferable AR-15/M16 rifle in existence and it certainly is the most famous of all. Also accompanied by a copy of Treasury Form 3 transferring this rifle to the Law Enforcement Ordnance Co., Athens, Georgia on Feb. 11, 1975. Additionally accompanying is a copy of p. 163 of The Shotgun News dated Nov. 15, 1977, which is an ad of the Law Enforcement Ordnance Co. which lists this rifle for sale and states that it is the “7th production M-16, from the Cooper MacDonald Collection. Cooper MacDonald was the firm which marketed the M-16 to the U.S. Government for Colt; this was a sales sample which was fired by McNamara and John F. Kennedy, Diem, Batista, and a number of other prominent world figures.” Also accompanied by an orig 1916 AR-15 Automatic Rifle Instructions Manual. This exact rifle is the subject of an article in Vol. 15, No. 1(Oct 2011) Small Arms Review magazine. PROVENANCE: Colt Industries; Cooper MacDonald Corp.; Law Enforcement Ordnance Co.; Shane MacMahon Collection; Michael Harden Collection; David Norman Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. The metal, overall, retains nearly all of its orig matte gray/green finish with only sharp edge and high point wear. Buttstock has a T-shaped crack in left side at the buttplate and the right side of the forearm has a small crack in one edge. Otherwise stock, forearm & grip are sound with light handling & use nicks & scratches and retains most of its orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. Magazine retains about 80% orig finish. 4-42475 JR136 (40,000-60,000)

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1010
Revised: 9/12/2011

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This firearm is classified as a fully transferable C&R.

*EXTREMELY RARE ORIGINAL COLT/ARMALITE AR-15 MODEL 01 SELECT FIRE RIFLE WITH GREEN STOCK & FOREARM IN ORIGINAL BOX. SN 012969. Cal. 223. Usual early AR-15/M16 configuration with 20″ tapered rnd bbl, 3-prong brush catcher flash hider and tall, standard adjustable front sight with bayonet lug & sling loop. Receiver is usual configuration with carrying handle mounted adjustable 2-position flip rear sight and serrated edges on cocking handle with latch. Left side of the magazine well is marked with a large rampant Colt in a circle, “COLT / ARMALITE AR15 / PATENTS PENDING / CAL. .223 / MODEL 01” with serial number below. Left rear side of receiver has the selector switch. Mounted with early style green painted ventilated triangular shaped forearm and standard buttstock with raised rib black composition buttplate and hollow pistol grip. Bottom of butt is mounted with a sling stud & loop. Accompanied by one orig “waffle” stamped stainless sheet metal magazine that has the base plate marked “ARMALITE AR-15 / PATENTS PENDING / CAL. .223 / COLT’S PT. F.A. MFG. CO. INC. / HARTFORD, CONN, U.S.A”. Base plate also has a small keyhole for dismantling the magazine. Additionally accompanied by its orig hinged lid cardboard box hand lettered on the end with the SN and “MOD 01”. Inside has its orig plastic bag and vapor barrier paper. Accompanied by a hand written note from consignor that states this rifle, identified by SN was part of the U.S. Army/U.S. Air Force first production run of 85,000 rifles and that it was produced in April 1961. Note also states that this rifle was sent to the Colt Model Shop for experimentation and was never used. It additionally states that it was sold, new in the box, to Aeromarine, Birmingham, Alabama in 1974 and that it has never been cocked or fired. Rifle still has the orig small cardboard tube in the bore. It is unknown precisely how many AR-15/M16s were produced with the green painted stocks but what is known is that the vast majority of them were later converted to black stocks, forearms & grips and that very, very few survive today with orig green parts. It is believed that this rifle is the only one remaining unfired with its orig box in orig configuration. PROVENANCE: Colt Industries; Aeromarine; David Norman Collection. CONDITION: New and unfired retaining virtually all of its crisp orig finish to both metal and green painted stock, forearm & grip. Forearm has a couple of small nicks and the grip shows a couple of very minor spots of wear. The metal retains 99.9% crisp orig matte finish. Magazine retains 93-95% strong orig finish with light edge wear. Box is fine with slightly fuzzed corners and a couple of small perforations in the lid. Rifle remains unfired & uncocked. 4-42476 JR137 (17,500-27,500)

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1011

**ARMALITE AR-18 (FULLY TRANSFERABLE). SN A6006. Cal. 223. 19″ bbl. Folding stock AR-18 with original ArmaLite 2.75x20mm scope and one 20-rnd magazine. Hard black composition stock, hand guards, buttstock and hand grip. Also includes, as spares, two new guide springs and one new firing pin. Firing mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. Passes functions check and appears fully functional. Magazine fits properly in magazine well. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is fine to extremely fine with welding dimples on gray finish, both on the upper and on the lower. Gray finish is otherwise excellent throughout. Composition hand guard, buttstock and hand grip also excellent with some handling marks but still very attractive. Magazine is marked “AR-18 ARMALITE INC.” and has some scuff marks on both sides where aluminum shows through, but is still completely serviceable. Bore is excellent. Bolt face also excellent. Scope optics are absolutely clear. Some slight loss of finish along the forward top edge of scope aperture as well as some slight loss of finish to high points of scope rings, but this is all consistent with the finish on the rest of the gun. 42477 JK114 (9,000-12,000)

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1012

***ARMALITE AR-10 MANUFACTURED IN HOLLAND (PRE-86 DEALER SAMPLE). SN 003163. Cal .308 20″ bbl.Manufactured by Artillerie-Inrichtinge in the Netherlands. Includes a total of four mags. This is an early gun with a brown high impact resistant composition stock, hand grip,and hand guards. Stock and hand grip have electric pencil of last three of SN. Firing mechanism functions smoothly when cycled by hand. This weapon passes function check and appears fully functional. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is 80% finish on metal parts with finish thinning on upper along left side with white aluminum showing through at high points. Magazines are in excellent condition, marked Armalite. Bore is excellent, shiny and bright with evidence of firing. Hand guard channel is clean where gas tube runs through, bolt face is excellent. Very nice Pre-May Dealer Sample. 4-40326 JWK17 (6,000-10,000)

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1013

***U.S. MODEL M37 30 CALIBER MACHINE GUN (PRE-86 DEALER SAMPLE). SN 2321. Cal. 30-06. 24″ bbl. U.S. Model M37 manufactured by Rock Island Arsenal as registered by Saco-Lowell U.S.A. Standard configuration M37 with extended cocking handle and double butterfly top cover release latch. Elevation adjustable flip up front sight. Accompanied by U.S. M22 tripod with T&E. Marked “U.S. PROPERTY” on sideplate as well as “BA4-469”. Bolt, bottom plate and rest of gun appear to have all GI parts. Firing mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This weapon passes function test and appears fully functional. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is excellent. Near 100% coverage to gray smooth Parkerized finish, some slight wear to charging handle finish but truly a very attractive M37. Excellent bright bore. Tripod is also in excellent condition with clean, smooth bluing throughout. T&E also consistent in finish. Extremely attractive M37 in top condition. 4-42527 JWK123 (5,000-7,000)

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***CHILEAN MADSEN M.1946 SERIAL NUMBER 13. (PRE-86 DEALER SAMPLE). SN 13. Cal. 30-06. 24″ bbl. Chilean Madsen in highly desirable caliber, with orig. metal box of 5 magazines, on orig tripod which includes serviceable leather strap for holding forward leg in closed position. Receiver marked “EJERCITO DE CHILE/F.A.MADSEN SERIE A.No 13/M.1946 CAL.7.62mm”. Firing mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This weapon passes function test and appears fully functional. Tripod legs deploy properly. Trigger actuator and trigger serviceable. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is fine with about 80% dark black finish on all metal parts with numerous scuffs and scratches but still overall very nice. Wooden buttstock has numerous gouges, dings and handling marks and there is some wear to the butt itself but still very serviceable. Bore is shiny and bright but lands are worn. Tripod paint is about 60-70% coverage but orig, some smooth corrosion to exposed metal but still very serviceable and condition consistent with gun. Magazines and box are extremely fine. A very attractive Madsen, complete and in a very desirable caliber. 4-42528 JWK124 (8,000-12,000)

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***FN MODEL D MACHINE GUN (PRE-86 DEALER SAMPLE). SN AL327. Cal. 30-06. Bbl length 24″ with flash hider. Includes one magazine, bi-pod and web sling. The FN Model D was essentially a copy of the Browning automatic rifle design with the relocation of the bi-pod to the gas cyl and the addition of a hand grip assembly, magazine well and ejection port covers. This weapon has wooden forearm, buttstock, hand grip and carrying handle. Firing mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. Passes function test and appears fully functional. It is marked as made in Belgium and has British Nitro proofs throughout. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is fine with over 90% coverage black finish over metal parts. Bi-pod has significant loss of finish to the bottom of the legs as well as loss of finish to the high areas. Charging handle shows loss of finish where it is gripped by the hand as well as in the recesses and the high ridge points. Wooden forend has gouges and bruises from the bi-pod as well as a gouge on the left side. It is also darker in the checkering probably due to being gripped by a grimy hand. Buttstock has a longitudinal crack of about 2″ on the right side and 2-1/2″ on the left side otherwise buttstock and hand grip show some handling marks and bruises as does the carrying handle. Sling is extremely fine and serviceable. Buttplate shows significant loss of finish. Butt shoulder rest retains more, about 80%. Bore is excellent, shiny and bright. Bolt face and bolt also excellent. Magazine finish is excellent with over 90% coverage. This weapon, although it looks used, is in fine shooting condition and of a design which is sure to be popular. 4-42526 JK115 (4,000-6,000)

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1016

***ARMALITE AR-10 (PRE-86 DEALER SAMPLE). SN 003383. Cal. 308. 22″ bbl. ArmaLite AR-10 manufactured by Artillerie-Inrichtingen with hand-etching on upper “LAW ENF ORD CO ATHENS GA”. Includes one magazine and web sling. Firing mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand and weapon passes function check. This weapon appears fully functional. Magazine fits appropriately in magazine well. Flash hider is threaded at end. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is fine. Green stocks have some chips to paint and some handling marks but still over 90% of the green is intact. Metal parts black finish retains over 90% coverage with loss at the high ridges as well as on both sides of the charging handle. Bore is shiny and bright with some blue-green verdigris. Bolt is white aluminum and bolt face is fine to extremely fine. Magazine has a hand-scratched “R” on front which is not deep and has brassing to high points so that the white aluminum shows through. Sling is extremely fine and is completely serviceable and is ink stamped on the inside “A.B.L./J.D. 1952”. AR-10’s are always popular with shooting enthusiasts because they fire the .308 cartridge. 4-42529 JK113 (4,000-6,000)

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1017
Revised: 9/8/2011

CORRECTION: Correct serial number is CSBG 25439.

**FRENCH CHAUCHAT MODEL 1915 REGISTERED DEWAT IN 8MM LEBEL (C&R). SN 25439. Cal. 8 mm Lebel. 22″ bbl. Chauchut Model 1915 DEWAT with anti-aircraft front and rear sight attachments, bi-pod and one mag included. Marked “SIDARME/C.S.R.G.” on left side receiver. This gun is all orig vintage and apparently matching numbers. Firing mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand, however weld has been placed into chamber to the extent that the bolt will not close completely. Function test could not be accomplished. This weapon is currently unserviceable. Bolt face has a couple of drops of slag from the welding process on it but looks as though it could be easily put back into serviceable condition. Mag snaps right into place with no problem. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is fine. 70% coverage of finish fading to patina especially on mag, some bare metal on bi-pod legs. Wood is in fair to good condition, knob forward of trigger has significant 1-1/2″ out of it near the rear, buttstock has split at the front and has become loose. This could be easily repaired by competent stock man. Otherwise stock has gouges and dings but not bad, especially considering the age. Unable to determine condition of bore due to plug in chamber. This is a nicer conditioned Chauchat than many out there. 4-42490 JWK125 (3,000-6,000)

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1018

**ITALIAN BREDA M38 MACHINE GUN (REGISTERED DEWAT). SN 1911. Cal 8mm, 20″ bbl . Includes the yoke for pedestal mount. No hand grip present, charging handle welded in the forward position. Trigger does not actuate internals appear to be rusted in the forward position. This weapon is currently unserviceable.The Breda Modello 38 was intended for vehicle use, and was fed from a top-mounted box magazine. It used a pistol style grip, rather than the twin firing handles of the Modello 37. This was the main vehicle-mounted machine gun used in fighting vehicles by the Royal Italian Army. Production ended in 1943. CONDITION: Overall condition is a heavy brown patina. Bore plugged at the muzzle and welded charging handle in forward position, internal parts also rusted in forward position. Otherwise gun seems mostly complete for restoration. 4-40332 JWK14 (1,500-2,500)

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1019

**INGRAM MAC-10 SUBMACHINE GUN WITH EXTRA UPPER AND ACCESSORIES (FULLY TRANSFERABLE). SN 2-2001767. Cal. 9MM with 6″ bbl new in the box includes manual, cleaning rod, hand strap, magazine loader and five 36 round magazines w/canvas M3 pouch. Also 9MM upper in rifle configuration 21″ bbl with flash hider and wooden shoulder stock. Additionally includes an 11″ 9MM bbl with perforated shroud and spare parts which include buffer,trigger spring,extractor,dis-connector, and other springs and pins. Firing mechanism operates when cycled by hand. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is as new in the box. Receiver is a parkerized grey while barrel is a high luster blue. Rifle upper is parkerized blue with wooden fore end. 11″ bbl shows some loss of bluing to shroud. All barrels show evidence of firing but shiny and bright. Magazines are fine as is pouch.Box is factory stamped “INGRAM MODEL M-10/9MM SUBMACHINE GUN” Also dated “Aug. 9, 1971”. A NIB MAC-10 w/ great recreational potential. 4-40341 JWK9 (2,500-3,500)

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1020

**INGRAM MAC-10 SUBMACHINE GUN (FULLY TRANSFERABLE). SN 2-2001748. Cal.9mm with 6″ bbl new in the box with cleaning rod, hand strap and one 36 and one 32 round magazines. This gun comes still wrapped in the original corrosion resistant paper and original plastic bag within original factory cardboard box. Plastic bag and paper has been opened only just enough to reveal serial number. Firing mechanism not checked to preserve new in-wrapper status.Also includes an operating manual. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance and finish is new in the box, not checked to preserve new in-wrapper status. Receiver is a parkerized grey while barrel is a high lustre blue. Magazine is also parkerized. Condition of bore is not checked to preserve new in-box wrapper status. Box is factory stamped “INGRAM MODEL M-10/9MM SUBMACHINE GUN” Also dated “Aug. 23, 1971”. Pretty much impossible to upgrade the condition. 4-40340 JWK8 (2,000-3,000)

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1021

**INGRAM MAC-10 SUBMACHINE GUN(FULLY TRANSFERABLE). SN 2-2001746. Cal.9MM with 6″ bbl new in the box with cleaning rod, hand strap and two 30 round magazines. This gun comes still wrapped in the original corrosion resistant paper and original plastic bag within original factory cardboard box. Plastic bag and paper has been opened only just enough to reveal serial number. Firing mechanism not checked to preserve new in-wrapper status. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance and finish is new in the box, not checked to preserve new in-wrapper status. Receiver is a parkerized grey while barrel is a high lustre blue. Magazine is also parkerized. Condition of bore is not checked to preserve new in-box wrapper status. Box is factory stamped”INGRAM MODEL M-10/9MM SUBMACHINE GUN” Also dated “Oct. 18, 1971”. Pretty much impossible to upgrade the condition. 4-40339 JWK7 (2,000-3,000)

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1022

**INGRAM MAC-10 SUBMACHINE GUN(FULLY TRANSFERABLE). SN 2-2001745. Cal.9mm with 6″ bbl new in the box with cleaning rod, no loader with hand strap and two 32 round magazines. This gun comes still wrapped in original sealed plastic bag within original factory cardboard box. Plastic bag is unopened and sealed. Firing mechanism not checked to preserve new in-wrapper status. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is new in the box, not checked to preserve new in-wrapper status. Receiver is a parkerized grey while barrel is a high lustre blue. Magazine is also parkerized. Condition of bore is not checked to preserve new in-box wrapper status. Box is factory stamped “INGRAM MODEL M-10/9MM SUBMACHINE GUN” Also dated “Aug. 19, 1971”. Impossible to upgrade the condition. 4-40338 JWK6 (2,000-3,000)

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1023

**INGRAM MAC-10 SUBMACHINE GUN(FULLY TRANSFERABLE). SN 13001174. Cal..45ACP with 6″ bbl new in the box with cleaning rod, hand strap and three 30 round magazines. This gun comes still wrapped in the original corrosion resistant paper and original plastic bag within original factory cardboard box. Plastic bag and paper has been opened only just enough to reveal serial number. Firing mechanism not checked to preserve new in-wrapper status. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance and finish is new in the box. Receiver is a parkerized grey while barrel is a high lustre blue. Magazine is also parkerized. Condition of bore is not checked to preserve new in-box wrapper status. Box is factory stamped “INGRAM MODEL M-10/45 CAL SUBMACHINE GUN” Also dated “Feb.08, 1972”. Virtually impossible to upgrade the condition. 4-40337 JWK5 (2,000-3,000)

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1024

**INGRAM MAC-10 SUBMACHINE GUN(FULLY TRANSFERABLE). SN 1-3001173. Cal..45ACP with 6″ bbl new in the box with cleaning rod, hand strap mag loader and three 30 round magazines. This gun comes still wrapped in the original corrosion resistant paper and original plastic bag within original factory cardboard box. Plastic bag and paper has been opened only just enough to reveal serial number. Firing mechanism not checked to preserve new in-wrapper status. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance and finish is new in the box. Receiver is a parkerized grey while barrel is a high lustre blue. Magazine is also parkerized. Condition of bore is not checked to preserve new in-box wrapper status. Box is factory stamped “INGRAM MODEL M-10/45 CAL SUBMACHINE GUN” Also dated “Feb. 14, 1972”. Impossible to upgrade the condition. 4-40336 JWK4 (2,000-3,000)

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1025

**INGRAM MAC-10 SUBMACHINE GUN IN 45ACP NEW IN BOX (FULLY TRANSFERABLE). SN 13001172. Cal..45ACP with 6″ bbl new in the box with cleaning rod, hand strap, mag loader and three 30 round magazines. This gun comes still wrapped in the original corrosion resistant paper and original plastic bag within original factory cardboard box. Plastic bag and paper has been opened only just enough to reveal serial number. Firing mechanism not checked to preserve new in-wrapper status. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance and finish is new in the box, not checked to preserve new in-wrapper status. Receiver is a parkerized grey while barrel is a high lustre blue. Magazine is also parkerized. Condition of bore is not checked to preserve new in-box wrapper status. Box is factory stamped “INGRAM MODEL M-10/45 CAL SUBMACHINE GUN” Also dated “Feb.8, 1972”. Pretty much impossible to upgrade the condition. 4-40335 JWK3 (2,000-3,000)

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1026

**INGRAM MAC-10 SUBMACHINE GUN (FULLY TRANSFERABLE). SN 13001171. Cal..45ACP with 6″ bbl new in the box with cleaning rod, hand strap, magazine loader and three 30 round magazines. Firing mechanism operates when cycled by hand. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance and finish is new in the box, with slight rubbing on the parkerized finish.Receiver is a parkerized grey while barrel is a high lustre blue. Magazine is also parkerized. Condition of bore is new but dusty. Box is factory stamped “INGRAM MODEL M-10/45 CAL SUBMACHINE GUN” Also dated “Feb. 25, 1972”. Excellent condition MAC-10. 4-40334 JWK2 (2,000-3,000)

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1027

**INGRAM MAC-10 SUBMACHINE GUN (FULLY TRANSFERABLE). SN 1-3001064. Cal..45ACP with 6″ bbl with cleaning rod, hand strap and three 30 round magazines. This gun comes still wrapped in the original corrosion resistant paper and original plastic bag within original factory cardboard box. Plastic bag and paper has been opened only just enough to reveal serial number.Firing mechanism not checked to preserve new in-wrapper status. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is new in the box. Receiver is a parkerized grey while barrel is a high lustre blue. Magazine is also parkerized. Box is factory stamped “INGRAM MODEL M-10/45 CAL SUBMACHINE GUN” Also dated “Feb. 14, 1972”. Pretty much impossible to upgrade the condition. 4-40333 JWK1 (2,000-3,000)

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1028

**RARE USAF M6 AIR CREW SURVIVAL WEAPON (C&R). SN 109766. Cal.22 Hornet/.410 shotgun. 14-1/8″ bbl. The originals were made by the Ithaca Gun Company, sold only to the US military and folds in half to a minimum size of 15 inches. Marked on the left side of the receiver “U.S.A.F. PROPERTY / 109766 / RIFLE-SHOTGUN. SURVIVAL. / CAL. .22/410, M6” and “ITHACA GUN CO., INC. ITHACA N.Y.” on the right side, with the crossed cannon ordnance mark beneath. This weapon appears to be fully functional. Registered as SBR. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance 97%, grey parkerized finish showing a few scuffs and scratches. Bores are greasy yet shiny and bright. Latches are crisp, as is clip-up site.All retaining fasteners are present and tight, this guns looks as is if it was seldom if ever used. A scarce genuine item for the Air Force Collector. 4-40328 JWK10 (2,000-3,000)

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1029

**SCARCE REGISTERED H & R HANDY GUN (C&R). SN 33397687. Cal .410, 12-3/8″ choke bore bbl with 2.5″ chamber. Harrington & Richardson made approximately 54,000 Handy-Guns from 1921 until the National Firearms Act of 1934 (NFA) outlawed shotguns with barrels less that 18 inches long . Action is tight and crisp, trigger pull is smooth and positive, serial number match between bbl and receiver. This weapon is fully functional. Registered as Any Other Weapon (AOW). CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is excellent, 90% plus coverage on bbl thinning in some places, but very handsome. Latch contains near 100% deep luster blue as does trigger guard. Attractive Tiger stripe case hardening on receiver and hammer, wooden forend and saw-type pistol grip also excellent with some slight dings and handling marks. Bore is shiny and bright. An extremely attractive and scarce little gun. 4-40330 JWK11 (500-800)

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1030

*SIG 550-2SP SEMI-AUTOMATIC FOLDING STOCK RIFLE WITH CORRECT ORIGINAL SG542 SCOPE AND MOUNT. SN 10344. Cal. 223. 20-1/2″ bbl. SIG 550-2SP as new in box, including correct orig scope and scope mount, 4 mags, bayonet and scabbard, orig web sling and Swiss Army knife. Also included is a ejected case deflector and a manual. Firing mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This weapon passes function test and appears fully functional. Mag fits well into mag well. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance as new in box. No blemishes to stock or tripod, with only 1/8″ pencil line of loss of finish on bbl. Bbl is in perfect condition. This rifle, new in box, including correct orig scope and scope mount make it a premium specimen. They don’t get any better than this. 4-42432 JWK119 (5,500-6,500)

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1031

*RARE SIG AMT SEMI-AUTOMATIC RIFLE WITH 3 MAGAZINES. SN 20185. Cal. 308. Bbl length 22″ with flash hider. Rare and high quality Sig AMT made in Switzerland with no visible import marks. Three magazines, brown web sling and integral bi-pod included. Wooden forearm and buttstock, composition hand grip. Firing mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. Passes functions check and appears fully functional. Magazines fit properly in magazine well. Bi-pod deploys properly. CONDITION: Overall condition and appearance excellent with some handling marks to the forend and buttstock. Blue finish is near 100% with some slight brassing where the bi-pod legs touch the top of the bbl shroud. SN’s match gun, hand grip and buttstock. Bolt face and bolt are excellent. Magazines are also in extremely fine condition. Bore is excellent, shiny and bright. Sling is in extremely fine serviceable condition. Scarce early Sig AMT in premium condition which rarely become available to the public. 4-42429 JK109 (4,000-7,000)

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1032

*SIG AMT SEMI-AUTOMATIC RIFLE WITH BI-POD AND SLING. SN 16289. Cal. 308. Bbl length 21″ with no flash hider present. Sig AMT made in Switzerland and imported by Benet Arms. SN’s match throughout. Includes integral bi-pod, green web sling, wooden forend and buttstock and composition hand grip. Firing mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This weapon passes function check and appears fully functional. Bi-pod deploys properly. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is excellent. Deep lustre blue on bbl assembly with a duller deep blue finish on the rest of arm. Bluing near 100% with some brassing where bi-pod touches the bbl. Also brassing from bi-pod on forearm. Otherwise, wood is nearly pristine with only the slightest of handling marks. Real nice figure to forearm. Condition of bore is excellent. Web sling is excellent and fully serviceable. Extremely high quality workmanship and condition make this a highly desirable military rifle, even without the flash hider. 4-42467 JK110 (4,000-6,000)

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1033

*FN FNC SEMI-AUTOMATIC RIFLE WITH FOLDING STOCK AS IMPORTED BY GUN SOUTH, INC. SN 019301. Cal. 223. Bbl length 19-1/2″. FN FNC semi-auto made in Belgium, as imported by Gun South, Inc., Trussville, AL. No magazine included. Composite hand guards and hand grip with folding stock. Firing mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand and passes function check. Folding stock is snug and operates properly. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is excellent. Hand guard has the slightest of marks on left side. Hand grip pristine. Folding stock has some loss of finish at the top where swivel pin is and some slight scuffing at the high left edge of the buttstock. Slight marks to bottom of magazine well. Bore is shiny and bright. Very nice .223 FN Sporter. 4-42433 JK108 (2,500-4,500)

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1034

*FN FAL GL SERIES SEMI-AUTOMATIC RIFLE. SN GL3138. Cal. 308. Bbl length 24″ with flash hider, however, no magazine present. Belgian made FN FAL with adjustable gas port and Lyman receiver peep sight installed in lieu of original rear sight. Wooden forearm, carrying handle and buttstock with composite hand grip. Wooden forend is slightly loose but does not detract. Firing mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand, passes functions check and appears fully functional. CONDITION: Overall condition and appearance is excellent with only the slightest loss of finish to the recesses of charging handle and with some slight corrosion to the Lyman receiver sight which would easily clean up. Wood is simply outstanding and pristine. Only up close and in the best light can you see the slightest of handling marks. Bore is shiny and bright but could use a cleaning. The bolt face and bolt are excellent. Really nice FN FAL with a more sophisticated rear sight which will probably enhance the accuracy. 4-42464 JK111 (6,000-10,000)

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1035
Revised: 9/12/2011

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Note: This is the Heavy Barrel Variation of the FAL.

*FN FAL SEMI-AUTOMATIC RIFLE WITH BI-POD AS IMPORTED BY GUN SOUTH INC., TRUSSVILLE, AL. SN 2507058. Cal. 308. Bbl length 23-1/2″. FN FAL semi-automatic match rifle made in Belgium with bi-pod as imported by Gun South Inc., Trussville, AL. Includes one magazine. Wooden hand guard and buttstock with hard composite hand grip along with shoulder rest on rear of buttstock. Firing mechanism operates very smoothly when operated by hand and passes function check. Bi-pod extends appropriately. Magazine fits nicely into magazine well. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is excellent. Bluing near 100% with only the slightest loss at high point of magazine well and at safety switch. Wooden hand guards and buttstock are likewise excellent with only one slight bruise to right side of hand guard and minor handling marks to front right and bottom. Nice figure to hand guard. Buttstock has only the slightest of handling marks and otherwise pristine. Bore is excellent, bright and near new. Bolt face is also excellent. Nice FN set-up with bi-pod. 4-42431 JK107 (2,500-3,500)

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1036

*FN FAL G-SERIES SEMI-AUTOMATIC RIFLE. SN G1721. Cal. 308. Bbl length 24″ including flash hider. Made by FN in Belgium. No magazine included but does include a leather sling and has an attached scope rail mount. Wooden forearm and buttstock with hard composite hand grip. Hand grip is matched in SN to rest of gun. Firing mechanism is stiff but functions smoothly when operated by hand. This weapon passes function check and appears fully functional. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is extremely fine to excellent. Wooden hand guard has some dings and gouges and is slightly loose at rear. Buttstock wood is completely matching in a rich brown color but also has some slight scuffing, dings and handling marks but still attractive. Scope mount is of a gray Parkerized blue with bright finish phillips screws. Balance of gun has deep blue in the high 90’s. There is some loss of finish to the recesses of the charging handle as well as along the left side and on the high points. There is a loss to the high edge of the scope mount at the ejection port where it looks as though ejected cases have struck it. Bolt also shows some slight loss of finish. Flash hider has some spots of corrosion especially near the muzzle but this would clean up with some steel wool and effort. Bore needs a cleaning but there is shine underneath it. Sling is of brown leather and military style and is completely serviceable. For the military rifle enthusiast who would like to put a scope on an FAL, this would be a good acquisition. 4-42466 JK106 (4,000-6,000)

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1037
Revised: 9/12/2011

CORRECTION: Bore is clean and bright.

*FN FAL G-SERIES .308 SEMI-AUTOMATIC RIFLE. SN G782. Cal. 308. Bbl length 24″ with flash hider. Manufactured by FN in Belgium and includes one magazine. Wooden buttstock and forearm with hard composite hand grip. Firing mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This weapon passes function check and appears fully functional. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is outstanding throughout. Near 100% deep bluing. Wooden stocks excellent needing to get 6″ away to see any handling marks. Bore is shiny and bright with a little bit of darkness in one of the lans which may clean right up with a brush. Bolt face is excellent as is bolt. Traces of original grease in recessed area of receiver. Quality of workmanship together with condition makes this an FN FAL difficult to upgrade. 4-42465 JK104 (4,500-7,000)

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1038
Revised: 9/30/2011

Correction: This item is a Modern gun not a Class III

**FN FAL G-SERIES .308 SEMI-AUTOMATIC RIFLE. SN G1211. Cal. 308. Bbl length 24″ with flash hider. Manufactured by FN in Belgium. No magazine included. Wooden buttstock and forearm with hard composite hand grip. Firing mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This weapon passes function check and appears fully functional. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is extremely fine to excellent. Near 100% deep bluing with the lightest of wear to the high areas and in the charging handle recesses. Hand guards are fine with some slight handling marks and one 1/4″ gouge on right side. Buttstock is of a much lighter wood than hand guards and has a band of what appears to be tape residue along the left side. This would probably clean up completely with the appropriate solvent without any damage to the wood. Bore is shiny and bright and needs a cleaning and may be excellent. Bolt face is excellent as is bolt. Another top-notch FN FAL made in Belgium. 4-42430 JK105 (4,000-6,000)

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1039

*H K MODEL 91 SEMI-AUTOMATIC RIFLE. SN A026894. Cal. 308. 20″ bbl, includes orig box and one mag. Standard H K 91, action functions smoothly when operated by hand. This weapon passes function test and appears fully functional. Mag snaps nicely into mag well. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is extremely fine to excellent. High 90 finish with some loss of finish on receiver where the buttstock assembly is removed for cleaning as well as on the safety switch and mag well. Also some small loss of finish to rear of charging handle when in cocked position. Composite stock and forearm has some very slight handling marks only. Bore is excellent and bright. Very nice H K 91 that one can also shoot without worry. 4-42414 JWK118 (1,500-2,500)

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1040
Revised: 9/30/2011

Correction: This item is only a conversion kit, it is not a modern gun.

*SUBCALIBER CONVERSION KIT IN .22LR FOR THE HK 91. SN 116. Cal. 22LR. Subcaliber conversion kit in fitted wooden box including two mags, cleaning kit, breech assembly and subcaliber bbl insert. Everything you need to convert your HK91 to fire the inexpensive .22RF. CONDITION: Overall appearance is extremely fine. Some loss of paint to mag where they latch into gun. Also some very slight wear to the exterior of breech assembly. Bore of bbl insert is excellent and bright. A highly desirable accessory for your HK 91. 4-42415 JWK117 (1,000-1,500)

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1041
Revised: 9/30/2011

Correction: Consignor states that this is not from the personal collection of Mr. Reed Knight. The catalog is incorrect.

*STONER RIFLE SR-25 IN BOX. SN 23031. Cal. 308. 24″ bbl. Stoner Rifle SR-25 with box, manual and one mag. On this specimen someone has taped a laminated plastic card around the handguard which indicates the sight settings from 100 to 1000. Scope not present. Consignor states that this rifle was selected from Reed Knights personal collection for accuracy. Firing mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This weapon passes function test and appears fully functional. Mag fits well into mag well. Accompanied by hard case and cardboard sleeve. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is excellent. There are blemishes to the scope rail at the rear of the ejector port and at the left rear of the upper but are so slight it does not detract in any way from this rifle. Bolt face and bolt are in excellent condition. Composition handguard, buttstock and hand grip are in outstanding condition. Bore is excellent, shiny and bright. 4-42438 JWK122 (2,000-3,000)

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1042

*COLT AR-15 SP-1 SEMI-AUTOMATIC RIFLE. SN SP132240. Cal. 223. Bbl length 21-1/2″. Colt AR-15 in standard configuration with triangular hand guard, muzzle cutter and two 30-rnd magazines, one with green follower (NHMTG S/42) and one with black follower (CENTER INDUSTRIES). Firing mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. Passes functions check and appears fully functional. Magazines fit properly in magazine well. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is outstanding. Near 100% of dull gray/black finish with only the very slightest of marks to the buttstock area. Flash hider is dusty and gun has obviously been fired but the bbl is shiny and bright and bolt face is excellent. Simply a super top condition Colt AR-15. 4-42439 JK112 (1,000-1,500)

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1043

*SPRINGFIELD ARMORY BM59 SEMI-AUTOMATIC RIFLE. SN 0000717. Cal. 308. 23″ bbl with flash hider. Springfield Armory BM59 with tripod and including a 10 and a 20 rnd mag. This low SN rifle still has the plastic loop in the trigger guard as well as a plastic tie through safety and trigger guard. Also included is orig cardboard box. This rifle also includes hard rubber butt pad. Firing mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This weapon passes function test and appears fully functional. Mags fits well into mag well. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is excellent. Near 100% orig blue with only loss being where the charging handle has been moved back and forth and on the points where bolt contacts receiver. One tripod leg has a tiny pencil point loss of finish as well as a few pinpricks of loss of finish. Wooden stock and handguard are of a light colored wood and show only the slightest of handling marks. At bottom of trigger guard there is a little bit of sticky paper residue but will come off with some solvent. Excellent bright bore. This rifle considering its condition and that it comes with orig box make it a premium specimen for the military rifle collector and shooter. 4-42437 JWK121 (1,000-2,000)

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1044

*BERETTA BM62 SEMI-AUTOMATIC RIFLE (SIMILAR TO U.S. M14). SN 002712. Cal. 308. Bbl length 19″. This fine wooden stock rifle with hard rubber recoil pad includes one magazine and nylon web sling. Firing mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. Weapon passes function check. Magazine fits well into magazine well. Weapon appears fully functional. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is excellent except for the top and bottom of the hard rubber recoil pad which has crystallized and is flaking off but does not detract from shoot-ability and is an easy replacement for a good stock man. Wooden buttstock has only the slightest of handling marks and is very attractive. Upper hand guard is of a slightly darker wood but does not detract at all from overall appearance. Blue finish is near 100% with deep lustre. Bbl is excellent, bright as new. Bolt and bolt face is excellent with some remains of original factory grease. Outstanding condition combined with a highly desirable design and excellent workmanship makes this a great find for the military rifle enthusiast. 4-42436 JK102 (1,000-1,800)

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1045

*SPRINGFIELD ARMORY M1A SEMI-AUTOMATIC RIFLE. SN 069673. Cal. 308. 25″ bbl between flash hider. Springfield rifle M1A in standard configuration with a 5 and a 20 rnd mag. Hard plastic upper handguard and wooden buttstock with cut out for selector. TRW bbl and bolt. Upper handguard is slightly loose, which is common. Circle T cartouche to rear of trigger guard on stock. Also includes orig cardboard box. Firing mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This weapon passes function test and appears fully functional. Mags fit well into mag well. CONDITION: Overall condition and appearance is excellent. Slight wear to blued finish along high points, otherwise finish is a nice dark non-reflective blue. Wooden stock show some handling marks but has a wonderful figure. Bore is excellent and bright. Simply a really nice top condition M1A. 4-42435 JWK120 (1,500-2,000)

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1046
Revised: 9/12/2011

CORRECTION: Bore is clean and bright.

*BROWNING SELF-LOADING RIFLE 1918A3 AS MADE BY OHIO ORDINANCE WORKS. SN 526. Cal. 30-06. Bbl 27″ including flash hider. Semi-automatic version of the Browning automatic rifle including bi-pod, third variation of gas port adjustment nut and an manual as provided by Ohio Ordinance Works with a spare bolt retaining spring. Firing mechanism operates smoothly when cycled by hand. This weapon passes function check and appears fully functional. One Parkerized magazine included which snaps smartly into magazine well. CONDITION: Overall appearance is excellent throughout with a smooth gray Parkerized bluing. Bolt and bolt face is excellent. Bbl marked “2-52” with “GI” assembly number. Hard composite buttstock. Light wooden colored forend. Buttstock has some scuff marks along the top and some slight touches of corrosion to the buttplate area but this would all clean up completely. Bore is mostly dark with some carbon residue but may clean up well. Top quality U.S. GI parts on a new receiver makes this a rifle certain to give generations of fun shooting. 4-42434 JK101 (2,000-3,000)

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1047

*SPRINGFIELD M-1 GARAND RIFLE WITH GRENADE LAUNCHING ATTACHMENT AND PRACTICE RIFLE GRENADE. SN 2113137. Cal. 30-06. Bbl length 24″. Bbl manufacturing date is “11-43”. Rifle includes grenade launcher attachment, Fay & Scott manufacturer, with practice grenade and web sling. Stock has cartouche with “S.A./GAW” with crossed bbls. Action operates smoothly by hand. Weapon passes function check and appears fully functional. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is extremely fine to excellent. There is a 1/4″ gouge just below the stock cartouche. Stock has been sanded and refinished. Bluing near 100% as refinished with some loss of finish and wear to the bbl to the rear of the front sight. Bore is good with some noticeable wear to the lans near the muzzle. Finish on grenade launcher is good as is finish on practice grenade. Web sling is used but completely serviceable. This is a really nice example of a World War II M-1 Garand. 4-42440 JK103 (1,000-1,500)

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1048

EXTREMELY RARE MODEL 1918 MARK I PEDERSEN DEVICE WITH CAN. SN 27513. Cal. 30 Pistol. Very rare Pedersen device designed by J.D. Pedersen as a tool designer and employee of Remington Arms. He first tested the device in a specially modified 1903 rifle in late 1917. He demonstrated the rifle and device to the Chief of the Small Arms Division, Gen. Crozier, the Chief of Ordnance and his staff on Oct. 8, 1917. Gen. Crozier and his staff were taken with the device and immediately dispatched Capt. John C. Beatty to France for a demonstration to Gen. Pershing. On Oct 13, 1917 the Board again tested the device and recommended adoption as soon as possible with an initial order for 100,000 devices. On Dec. 11, 1917 Gen. Pershing requested that 100,000 of the devices and modified rifles be sent to him as soon as possible. On Jan. 23, 1918 Remington Arms was given an order for 100,000 devices which were given the nomenclature of “U.S. AUTOMATIC PISTOL, CAL. 30, MODEL OF 1918” and the modified rifle was given the nomenclature “U.S. RIFLE, CAL. 30, MODEL OF 1903 MARK I”. This device and modified rifle were designed to fire a caliber 30 pistol size cartridge that produced about 1300 ft./sec, less than half of the muzzle velocity of the 30-06. On Nov. 11, 1918 the Armistice was signed ending WWI and effectively the need for the Pedersen device. By March 1, 1919 production of the Mark I Pedersen device had reached 65,000 pcs and the contract was canceled. By that time Springfield had manufactured 133,450 Mark I rifles. The rifles remained at Springfield and were altered to standard Model 1903 military rifles and in April 1931 all of the Mark I Pedersen devices were ordered destroyed. Obviously a very few Pedersen devices survived the destruction order and occasionally one will come to market. Rarely however, are they in nearly new condition and the carrying can is even more rare. Accompanied by an orig Pedersen device stamped sheet metal can about 13-3/8″ long with welded seams and a ribbed top with side opening hinged lid and metal hanger spot-welded to back, which has a bent brass wire web belt hanger. These cans were nearly all destroyed and are substantially more rare than the device itself. Top of breech block is marked “U.S.A. 1918-MARK I / SERIAL NUMBER”. The right side is marked “REMINGTON-BRIDGEPORT / PEDERSEN’S PAT’S PENDING”. CONDITION: The device is complete & functional retaining 85-90% orig gray/green Parkerized finish. Mechanics are fine. The can has one small dent on backside and a few light nicks & scratches and retains about all of its gray/green Parkerized finish. 4-38736 JR115 (15,000-25,000)

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EXTREMELY RARE TOOL ROOM SAMPLE OF THE REMINGTON MARK I PEDERSEN DEVICE WITH SPARE BARREL & SLIDE. SN NSN. Cal. 30 Pistol. This device has standard markings on top of breech block with no SN ever having been struck and “Pedersen’s Pat’s Pending” is also missing from the right side. Very rare Pedersen device designed by J.D. Pedersen as a tool designer and employee of Remington Arms. He first tested the device in a specially modified 1903 rifle in late 1917. He demonstrated the rifle and device to the Chief of the Small Arms Division, Gen. Crozier, the Chief of Ordnance and his staff on Oct. 8, 1917. Gen. Crozier and his staff were taken with the device and immediately dispatched Capt. John C. Beatty to France for a demonstration to Gen. Pershing. On Oct 13, 1917 the Board again tested the device and recommended adoption as soon as possible with an initial order for 100,000 devices. On Dec. 11, 1917 Gen. Pershing requested that 100,000 of the devices and modified rifles be sent to him as soon as possible. On Jan. 23, 1918 Remington Arms was given an order for 100,000 devices which were given the nomenclature of “U.S. AUTOMATIC PISTOL, CAL. 30, MODEL OF 1918” and the modified rifle was given the nomenclature “U.S. RIFLE, CAL. 30, MODEL OF 1903 MARK I”. This device and modified rifle were designed to fire a caliber 30 pistol size cartridge that produced about 1300 ft./sec, less than half of the muzzle velocity of the 30-06. On Nov. 11, 1918 the Armistice was signed ending WWI and effectively the need for the Pedersen device. By March 1, 1919 production of the Mark I Pedersen device had reached 65,000 pcs and the contract was canceled. By that time Springfield had manufactured 133,450 Mark I rifles. The rifles remained at Springfield and were altered to standard Model 1903 military rifles and in April 1931 all of the Mark I Pedersen devices were ordered destroyed. Obviously a very few Pedersen devices survived the destruction order and occasionally one will come to market. CONDITION: All parts are new & unfired with the device & spare slide retaining about all of their orig Parkerized finish. Spare barrel is in the white and retains most of that finish. 4-38737 JR116 (10,000-20,000)

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EXTRAORDINARILY RARE PARTS BREAKDOWN AND OPERATING MANUAL FOR THE PEDERSEN DEVICE. This is an orig draft of the operating manual for the Pedersen Device, “COPY 2” typewritten on legal sized paper with manila card-weight cover. Face of the cover is typewritten “CONFIDENTIAL / NOTES / ON / CALIBER .30 MODEL of / 1918 / PISTOL”. It is additionally marked “Prepared by / SMALL ARMS DIVISION, / Ord. Dept. / MACHINE GUN SECTION / S.G. GREEN / Captain, Ord. Dept. / USA”. Top right of cover has an ink stamp “O.O. War Department / OMS / DEC 2-1919”. It also has two hand written numbers within the stamp. Very top of the cover is hand written in ink “Copy-2”. Inside of the draft manual has three index pages and 22 pages of instructions. Also included are twelve 8″ x 10″ sepia tone photographs of the Pedersen Device in various situations and stages of disassembly. Two of the photographs also picture the device and a Mark I rifle. Photographs are mounted to white canvas. While there are a few Pedersen Devices with one occasionally coming to market, this is probably the only such document that will ever come to market and should be a “must” for the advanced military collector. CONDITION: About good. Cover & pages are mostly intact, yellowed with a few minor chips and a small tear in one or two of the pages. However, page 22 of the instructions is detached and shows losses to the right edge & bottom and is quite brittle. 4-42373 JR127 (2,500-3,500)

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Revised: 9/12/2011

CORRECTION: Estimate should be $10,000-$15,000 as it appears in the printed catalog.

*EXTREMELY RARE SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1903 CARBINE. SN 21. Cal. 30-06. Springfield 1903 in the extremely rare carbine configuration with 20″ tapered rnd bbl with altered Springfield or possibly a Krag sleeved front sight with 03 sight & blade in the dovetail. About 1-3/8″ of bbl at muzzle was machined down to 0.648″ to accommodate the sight sleeve. The base is pinned to the bbl and the entire rear face of the sight & base are hand filed serrated. Muzzle has a star gauge and has the star gauge number “C121” on top under handguard. The number “21” is also stamped on the bottom front of the frame just forward of the stock lug. The handguard retainer sleeve is machined steel with a hand-cut faceted bottom and right front side of the bottom rail, under the wood, is stamped with three evenly spaced small dots. There is no normal Springfield nomenclature over the front receiver ring, only the tiny Springfield eagle stamping. The bbl does not appear to have ever had a normal 1903 rear sight sleeve mounted. It now has an altered Model 48 receiver sight stamped “EXO” with hand-cut elevation marks and the knurled elevation knob is marked with only five numbers from “0” to “4” indicating that this sight has been altered to reflect graduation in inches rather than minute of angle as is on a normal Lyman receiver sight. A similar sight is pictured on p. 84 of The Springfield 1903 Rifles, Brophy. Front sight is equipped with a stamped sheet steel cover. Trigger guard & floorplate are standard milled Model 1903 equipment. Floorplate is hand stamped “BY ORDER OF / COL. T.L. AMES / MAY 1921”. This identical marking is found on carbine SN 2, also pictured on p. 84 of the referenced publication. Bolt & attached parts are standard 1903 equipment with a small “J” stamped on bbl lug and “HIO” or “KIO” stamped on bottom of bolt handle. Trigger is a standard 1903 military equipment. Mounted in a shortened 1-pc walnut stock with grasping groove forestock and two crossbolts that has the “AAJ” cartouche in a rectangle on left side and the “P” proof on bottom of stock. The sling swivel base on bottom of stock has had the wire & hump removed and is now just a flat plate screwed into the recess. A standard sling swivel base & wire have been inletted into the left side of buttstock, again as pictured on p. 84 of the referenced publication. Removing this sling swivel from the stock reveals a fine aged patina on the exposed wood in the milled recess indicating it has been in place a very long time. There are chips in the wood around the front edge of this recess that have very old patina and show moderate wear. The handguard measures 9-1/2″ long and has been altered from either a Springfield or Krag handguard with hand worked chisel marks inside that have a fine old patina. The bbl band which secures the handguard is altered from a 1917 Enfield with grooved circumference and has had a bracket for the sling loop welded to the left side, again as pictured on pp. 83 & 84 of the referenced publication. According to Col. Brophy in the referenced publication only two of these rare carbines were ever assembled at Springfield. SN 2 is known and was sold through this auction company in March 2010. Accompanied by a standard military sling with brass hooks marked “DUNCAN” with the inspector initials “W.K.G.”. PROVENANCE: Bruce Stern Collection. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Metal retains an overall mottled blue/brown patina with touchup blue on bbl & receiver. Bolt body is bright with strong orig blue on the other parts. Stock is sound with a gouge at left heel and usual storage & use marks and retains a hand worn patina. Handguard is sound with matching patina. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. Sling has a lightly crackled surface with a weak spot in bottom section. 4-42161 JR104 (10,000-15,000)

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*EXTRAORDINARILY RARE SPRINGFIELD ARSENAL MODEL 1922 HEAVY BARREL MATCH RIFLE. SN 1245963. Cal. 30-06. Exceptionally rare rifle that, according to Lt. Col. William S. Brophy, on p. 114 of his book, The Springfield 1903 Rifles, he states that fewer than 80 of these rifles were manufactured. They were produced and offered by The Division of Civilian Marksmanship (DCM) only in 1922. Their cost at the time was $71.34, which was an extraordinary amount of money for that time when most working men were earning $30-$50/week. This rifle is a standard Model 1922 with 24″ tapered extra heavy rnd bbl that has an integral front sight dovetail containing a standard Model 1903 front sight which is hand serrated on back edge of sight & base. Top of bbl, at the chamber end, is mounted with orig target scope blocks originally for the Winchester A-5 scope. Bottom of bbl is hand stamped with the star gauge number “J73 / 3202”. About half way between the star gauge number and the receiver is stamped a tiny “4” which roughly corresponds with the Winchester designation of the weight of this bbl. Front receiver ring has standard Model 1903 markings and the rear receiver bridge is mounted with a Lyman 48S receiver sight. Neither the front receiver ring or rear bridge are drilled & tapped. Bolt body, handle and extractor are polished bright while the shroud, safety & striker are blue. Receiver rails are polished bright. Rifle is mounted in a Model 1922 1-pc target half stock of nicely figured, uncheckered straight grain American walnut with grasping groove forestock, two cross bolts and pistol grip with M1922 checkered shotgun style steel buttplate. Forestock has grasping grooves and a “D.A.L.” cartouche in a rectangle on left side and “P” proof on bottom of grip. Bottom of butt is mounted with a standard 1903 sling loop. Right side of butt is stamped “MASS. RIFLE TEAM” which undoubtedly indicates that this rifle was used by the Mass. Rifle Team but whether civilian or military is unknown. The sgl bbl band, similar to the M1922 Sporter and 22 rifle was made from the rear band of a Model 1917 rifle. Trigger guard, floorplate & follower are standard milled Model 1903 equipment. This exact rifle is pictured on pp. 112, 113 & 114 in the referenced publication and is identified by SN. Page 114 also has the picture of the U.S. Infantry 8-Man Rifle Team which set a world record in the Herrick Trophy Match using the Model 1922 Springfield Heavy Barrel Rifle. The Model 1922 Heavy Barrel Match rifle was only produced in 1922 and no other heavy match rifles were entirely made at Springfield until the Model 1929 Heavy Match rifles and the T-Series rifles were produced. Lt. Col. Brophy, on pp. 112 & 113 of the referenced publication, states “In describing some of the ’03 variations and models, it is accurate and fair to call them rare. But after rare, what comes next? It could easily be the Model 1922 caliber .30 heavy barrel target rifle.”. On pp. 113 & 114 he also states “this rifle is so seldom encountered that only a few of the most serious collectors own an unaltered example—“. PROVENANCE: Peter Cardone; Bob Rosenthal Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Bbl & receiver retain just about all of their fine orig arsenal blue with a small scratch and some light wear under bbl band. Bolt body, extractor and handle retain most of their orig bright polish. Receiver rails are still bright. Trigger guard retains about 90% strong orig blue and the floorplate about all of a blue/brown patina. Stock is sound with light handling & use marks and retains most of its orig oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-42364 JR107 (17,500-27,500)

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*EXTRAORDINARILY RARE U.S. MARINE CORPS MODEL HEAVY INTERNATIONAL MATCH SPRINGFIELD RIFLE. SN 1341963. Cal 30-06. Only 11 of these very rare rifles were ever produced at Springfield Armory and are all listed by SN in a letter from the Springfield Armory to the Chief of Ordnance, Washington, D.C. dated Nov. 25, 1930 over the signature of Col. J.W. Joyes, Commander. Paragraph one of this letter states that “The eleven rifles referred to herein were overhauled at this armory in accordance with instructions contained in —“. Paragraph two states “The receivers of these rifles were replaced with new, having cut for magazine well omitted as mentioned in 1st indorsement (sic) on the above files dated February 11, 1930. Paragraph three lists all eleven serial numbers of these new receivers including the rifle being sold here. Paragraph three continues that “the two (2) special chests were shipped to the captain, International Rifle Team, care of the U.S. Marine Corps, Quantico, VA., May 21, 1930, as directed by Shipping Order OS 162382.” A copy of this letter accompanies this rifle. The given fact that there were only eleven of these rifles ever produced at Springfield with the solid single shot receiver certainly makes this one of the most rare target rifles ever produced. This rifle is described as having a 30″ tapered extra heavy rnd bbl with BAR front sight base like the T-series rifles with a Winchester Globe front sight. Rear end of bbl is drilled & tapped and mounted with case colored Winchester target scope blocks. Bottom of bbl is stamped with the star gauge number “61”. Top of receiver ring has the standard Springfield Model 1903 markings. Bottom of receiver is flat with a solid single shot bottom which is recessed with a casting number “NS-42”. Bottom flat of receiver is marked “NS/J100”. Rear receiver bridge is mounted with a Lyman 48 sight with large target knobs. Bolt body extractor & handle are polished bright and top of bolt handle is stamped “N.S.” with a number “6” on bottom. Bolt is fitted with a standard shroud with reverse safety and Garand striker. It also has a fast lock with lightweight firing pin. The floorplate is of special construction with thick tapered steel block that replaces the magazine box and has the brass palm rest bracket, modified from an earlier installation attached to the left side. The block is lightly electric pencil marked “1244367” which number is also hand stamped on the block and is also found electric pencil etched on left side of the woody dbl set triggers. This SN corresponds to one of the orig eleven rifles returned to Springfield Armory from the Marine Corps on Oct. 31, 1929. All eleven rifles are identified by SN in a letter dated Nov. 20, 1930 to the Commanding Officer, Springfield Armory, over the signature of Maj. J.S. Hatcher. These were the eleven rifles overhauled at Springfield Armory as identified in the previously mentioned letter of Nov. 25, 1930, which were given new single shot receivers. Rifle is fitted with a round cork palm rest. Mounted in its orig 1-pc half stock, 1922-style, secured with one bbl band made from a 1917 Enfield. The area of the stock, underneath the receiver, is solid, never having been routed out for a magazine well with openings only for the stock bolts and trigger. Stock has two reinforcing crossbolts and bottom of butt has a standard 1903 sling swivel. Butt is mounted with an adjustable aluminum Model 1924 buttplate with sgl prong. Interestingly a 13/16″ section of the butt was cut away and the orig piece of wood subsequently reattached. This rifle is pictured in detail on pp. 116, 117 & 118 of The Springfield 1903 Rifles, Brophy, and is identified by serial number. PROVENANCE: Peter Cardone; Bob Rosenthal Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains about 95% strong orig arsenal blue with some scattered spots of rust over the forestock area. Receiver retains virtually all of its orig arsenal blue with only light sharp edge wear. Bolt body, extractor & handle retain most of their orig bright metal polish with a small area of the handle ground away for scope clearance. Shroud & safety retain most of their orig blue. Floorplate with a couple of extra threaded holes, retains most of its orig arsenal blue. Stock is sound with a couple of nicks & dings and retains most of its orig oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-42365 JR111 (12,500-17,500)

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*OUTSTANDING SPRINGFIELD T-SERIES HEAVY BARREL TARGET RIFLE. SN 1314146. Cal. 30-06. Rare Springfield rifle with extra-heavy tapered 30″ bbl with BAR front sight base mounted with a Winchester style globe front sight. Top of bbl & front receiver ring are drilled & tapped and contain target scope bases. There are two extra plugged scope base holes on the bbl behind the front block. Bottom of bbl is stamped with the star gauge number “1187”. Receiver ring has the standard Model 1903 markings and the rear bridge is mounted with a Lyman 48S receiver sight with target knobs. Bolt body, extractor & handle are polished bright. Bolt shroud, safety & striker are blued. Striker is headless type and the safety is reversed. Mounted in its orig walnut half stock, uncheckered, without grasping grooves with pistol grip and an M1922 style checkered steel buttplate. Bottom of butt has a standard M1903 sling loop. Bbl is secured in the stock with a sgl band around forestock. Band is made from the rear band of a Model 1917 rifle. Trigger guard & floorplate are standard milled 1903 equipment. This rifle is pictured on p. 129 of The Springfield 1903 Rifles, Brophy, as the bottom illustration and as identifiable by stock characteristics. Lt. Col. Brophy states that the headless cocking piece, or striker, and the standard knurled cocking piece were installed with no consistency. He states that he has “two consecutively serial numbered Style T rifles. One has a twenty-eight-inch barrel and the other has a thirty-inch-barrel. One has a headless cocking piece and reverse safety. The other has the standard type parts.” These two rifles are both being sold in this auction and, of course, this is the 30″ one mentioned. Accompanied by a Springfield Research Service letter which identifies this rifle in caliber 30, Model 1903, Style-T 30″ heavy bbl. It was sold to Hugo B. Dirks, Evanston, Illinois on July 8, 1932. The Style T was introduced in 1929 at a price of $85 until 1932 when it was no longer available as a rifle. It was produced with 26″, 28″ and 30″ bbls, with the 30″ model being the most common and the 26″ the least common. It is unclear what the exact production figures were, but what is certain is that very few of these rare rifles remain today in orig, unaltered condition such as is this one. PROVENANCE: Brophy Collection; Peter Cardone; Bob Rosenthal Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl & receiver retain 97-98% strong, orig arsenal rust blue with a few scattered minor scratches and wear points. Bolt body retains most of its bright metal finish. Trigger guard & floorplate retain most of their bright orig arsenal blue with some wear and a few spots of pitting on the floorplate. Stock is sound with a few scattered nicks and handling marks with some minor chips on edge of grip and overall retains most of its orig oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-42368 JR108 (12,500-17,500)

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*OUTSTANDING SPRINGFIELD T-SERIES HEAVY BARREL TARGET RIFLE. SN 1314147. Cal. 30-06. Rare Springfield rifle with extra-heavy tapered 28″ bbl with BAR front sight base mounted with a Winchester style globe front sight. Top of bbl & front receiver ring are drilled & tapped and contain target scope bases. Bottom of bbl is stamped with the star gauge number “1003” which is pictured on p. 120 of The Springfield 1903 Rifles, Brophy. Receiver ring has the standard Model 1903 markings and the rear bridge is mounted with a Lyman 48C receiver sight with target knobs, missing the aperture. Bolt body, extractor & handle are polished bright. Bolt shroud, safety & striker are blued. Striker & safety are standard type with knurled edge cocking piece. Mounted in its orig walnut half stock, uncheckered, without grasping grooves with pistol grip and an M1922 style checkered steel buttplate. Bottom of butt has a standard M1903 sling loop. Bbl is secured in the stock with a sgl band around forestock. Band is made from the rear band of a Model 1917 rifle. Trigger guard & floorplate are standard milled 1903 equipment. This rifle is pictured on p. 129 of the referenced publication, as the middle illustration and as identifiable by stock characteristics. Lt. Col. Brophy states that the headless cocking piece, or striker, and the standard knurled cocking piece were installed with no consistency. He states that he has “two consecutively serial numbered Style T rifles. One has a twenty-eight-inch barrel and the other has a thirty-inch-barrel. One has a headless cocking piece and reverse safety. The other has the standard type parts.” These two rifles are both being sold in this auction and, of course, this is the 28″ one mentioned. Accompanied by a Springfield Research Service letter which identifies this rifle in caliber 30, Model 1903, Style-T heavy bbl. It was sold to E.K. Dart, Santa Maria, CA on April 4, 1930. The Style T was introduced in 1929 at a price of $85 until 1932 when it was no longer available as a rifle. It was produced with 26″, 28″ and 30″ bbls, with the 30″ model being the most common and the 26″ the least common. It is unclear what the exact production figures were, but what is certain is that very few of these rare rifles remain today in orig, unaltered condition such as is this one. PROVENANCE: William S. Brophy Collection; Peter Cardone; Bob Rosenthal Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Bbl & receiver retain virtually all of their strong orig arsenal rust blue with only light sharp edge wear. Bolt body, extractor & handle retain about all of their orig bright metal finish. Bolt shroud, safety & striker retain most of their orig arsenal blue. Trigger guard & floorplate retain about all of their orig arsenal blue, slightly dulled on trigger bow and with a few spots on floorplate. Stock is sound with a dark stain on right side of butt and has a very few, very scattered light handling & use marks and retains most of its orig oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-42368-1 JR109 (12,500-17,500)

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*EXTRAORDINARILY RARE SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1930 INTERNATIONAL MATCH RIFLE. SN 1314160. Cal. 30-06. Extremely rare and possibly the only known 1930 International Match rifle. Built on a special 1903 receiver with 30″ tapered rnd bbl that measures 1.250″ at the receiver and about .752″ at the muzzle. These dimensions are basically identical to the “T” series rifles with the stepped muzzle end and a heavy International front sight base mounted with Lyman globe front sight. Bbl & front receiver ring are drilled & tapped for target scope blocks. Bottom of bbl, under forestock, is hand stamped with the star gauge number “1300”. Receiver is mounted with a Lyman 48-S micrometer adjustable receiver sight with target knobs. Bolt body, bolt handle and extractor are polished bright with a headless cocking piece. Trigger is regulation 2-stage military trigger with a light crisp pull. Rifle is mounted in an uncheckered American walnut, Swiss-style Schuetzen 1-pc stock that is solid through the receiver area, not cut for the magazine well, therefore effectively rendering this rifle into a sgl shot. Forestock is of medium weight with rounded edges and without grasping grooves and has a sliding sling rail on bottom. The Springfield trigger guard plate has been ground flat with a steel block welded into the rear end which is threaded as a rear mounting hole for the Springfield Armory cast brass Style “A” finger stall. Right side of the wrist, adjacent to the receiver, has an elaborate Swiss-style stippled thumb rest and has a heavy dished Swiss/Germanic-style cheekpiece on the left side with a carved ram’s horn design on the right side. Butt is fitted with an adjustable Swiss Schuetzen steel buttplate. Brass finger stall is mounted with its orig McDougal-style adjustable ball palm rest. This exact rifle is pictured on p. 134 of the book The Springfield 1903 Rifles, Brophy and is readily identifiable by the grain patterns in the buttstock and the fit of the Swiss buttplate. Accompanied by a Springfield Research Service letter identifying this rifle as a Style “T” sold to a Mr. Freeman O. Peterson of Warren, PA on April 25, 1930. Consignor states that this may be the only one of these rare rifles remaining in unaltered orig condition. PROVENANCE: Bob Rosenthal Collection. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl retains about 98% strong dark orig blue with only faint muzzle edge wear. Receiver retains most of its orig arsenal blue with a light rub on left side of receiver ring and faint sharp edge wear elsewhere. Stock has a short pressure crack near front end of trigger plate and a small old nick in edge of cheekpiece, otherwise is completely sound and retains most of its orig oil finish. Finger stall has a wonderful dark mellow brass patina and palm rest is crisp & clean, retaining most of its orig arsenal blue on metal and oil finish on walnut ball. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-39218 (12,000-17,000)

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*EXTREMELY RARE SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1922 INTERNATIONAL MATCH RIFLE. SN 1227923. Cal. 30-06. Spectacular match rifle with 28-1/2″ tapered extra heavy rnd bbl of the Series T style made integral with the sleeve and hood that has replaceable insert capability. Top of bbl has two plugged, drilled & tapped holes with the number “33” in the center. Bottom of bbl has the star gauge number “23” and a large “P” proof. Bbl also has a machined band which attaches through the forestock. Receiver appears to be standard, probably select, Springfield 1903 with standard markings and a Lyman 48 receiver sight with target knobs. Bolt body, extractor & handle are polished bright while the shroud safety & striker are blued. Striker is standard equipment knob with knurled edge. Trigger guard is standard milled 1903 equipment that has the integral steel palm rest bracket/single shot adapter mounted in the cartridge box and it is fitted with dbl set triggers that are similar to the German style but do not match precisely, although it does have the same wide, very curved rear trigger with small adjusting screw. Trigger is mounted into trigger plate with four tiny screws. Mounted in a 1-pc M1922 International Match walnut stock with wide tapered forestock that has a small schnable tip and checkered wrist with hard rubber grip cap. Fitted with the red fiber Springfield Armory Model 1922 checkered buttplate and adjustable hook as found on the Model 1922 Springfield Armory International Match rifles. Bottom of butt has a standard M1903 sling swivel and the front is fitted with the rare adjustable front sling swivel base. This rare adjustable front swivel, according to consignor, is the only one of its type known today. Stock has two reinforcing crossbolts. This rifle is pictured on pp. 110 & 111 of The Springfield 1903 Rifles, Brophy, and is readily identifiable by nicks, dings & scratches in the wood. This is certainly one of the most rare Match rifles and affords the prospective buyer a once in a lifetime opportunity to acquire what is probably the only orig example of its type remaining in the world today. PROVENANCE: Peter Cardone; Bob Rosenthal Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Overall retains just about all of its fine orig arsenal finish with a few minor nicks & scratches on the metal. Bolt body, extractor & handle retain most of their orig bright finish. Wood is sound with small nicks, dings & scratches, a couple of small gouges and some minor vice marks on each side of the forestock. Buttplate is fine with a dark patina. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-42366 JR110 (15,000-25,000)

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*EXTREMELY RARE SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1924 INTERNATIONAL SMALL BORE MATCH RIFLE. SN 1930. Cal. 22. Incredibly rare with only 12 of these rifles produced at Springfield Armory in 1924 for the American International Rifle Team. This rifle is fitted with a 30″ extra heavy tapered rnd bbl of the same contour as its big brother, the 30 caliber International Match rifle. Front sight is identical to the 30 caliber making use of an unaltered BAR front sight with the addition of a Winchester-style Globe front sight. Top of bbl is drilled & tapped for target scope bases with the center hole over the chamber area having the remains of a broken drill still in place. Bottom of bbl is hand stamped with a matching SN. Receiver is marked with the standard Springfield Armory M1922 roll marking and SN. Rear bridge of receiver is mounted with a Lyman 48C receiver sight with target knobs. The bolt is 1922 style that has been altered to a sgl striker firing pin with a short throw “speed lock”. Trigger guard is a standard 1903 milled equipment fitted with Waller dbl set triggers and a 1st variation steel palm rest bracket mounted in the magazine well, containing a Type 1 USMC cork ball palm rest. Left side of the magazine well is electric pencil marked with the SN “1257699”. The rifle to which that SN was assigned and which apparently had this trigger guard was originally a 30 caliber rifle fitted with a Remington 30″ bbl and which finished number one in accuracy out of 40 rifles tested for the 1924 International Rifle Team. This information is contained in a lengthy article which appeared in The American Rifleman, February 1924. Mounted in a 1924 International match stock with very nice straight grain having a wide squared forestock with deep, heavy checkered, pistol grip wrist, straight fluted comb and fitted with a Model 1924 International Match adjustable aluminum buttplate. Bottom of forestock is inletted for and contains a Swiss style adjustable front sling swivel. This exact rifle is pictured in great detail on pp. 119 & 121 of The Springfield 1903 Rifles, Brophy, and is identified by SN on p. 121, which SN is also visible in one photograph. This is an extremely rare Springfield rifle, considered by many to be one of the most rare of all. PROVENANCE: Brophy Collection; Peter Cardone; Bob Rosenthal Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl & receiver retain 95-97% strong orig arsenal blue with only light edge wear and some minor wear from the stock under the forestock. Bolt body is bright with the shroud & striker retaining generous amounts of orig blue. Stock is sound with only light handling & storage mars and retains a fine light, probably orig oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-42367 JR105 (12,500-17,500)

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*EXTREMELY RARE SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1924 INTERNATIONAL MATCH RIFLE. SN 1257720. Cal. 30-06. Extremely rare rifle, one of 40 test rifles built for the 1924 International Rifle Team. These rifles were extensively tested at Frankford Arsenal. The rifles were all built on standard or perhaps select Springfield 1903 actions and included 20 Remington bbls, 15 Winchester bbls and 5 Pope bbls. The rifle being sold here was originally barreled with a Winchester heavy 30″ bbl that had a one in 10″ twist. The accuracy of the bbls, shot from machine rest, was tabulated and scored and this rifle finished #20 out of 40. While this rifle was not selected for the 1924 International Rifle Team, it was held in inventory and later either issued to military rifle teams or sold through the National Rifle Association. This rifle was purchased by Lt. Col. William S. Brophy “at a property disposal auction at Fort Benning, Georgia.” He states on p. 116 of The Springfield 1903 Rifles, Brophy, that this rifle was used by the cavalry team in the long range matches at Camp Perry, Ohio in the late 1930s. This rifle is pictured on several pages of the referenced publication including p. 115 and listed by SN in those photographs and again on p. 116. This rifle is described as having a 30″ extra-heavy T-style Springfield bbl with BAR front sight base and Winchester style Globe sight. Top of bbl is drilled & tapped for a front target scope base while the receiver is not tapped. Bottom of bbl is stamped with “1215” which is the star gauge number. Receiver ring has the standard Springfield Model 1903 markings and the rear receiver bridge is mounted with a Lyman 48S receiver sight. Bolt is polished bright on body & handle with the matching SN in electric pencil on the body. Bolt, shroud & safety are standard equipment and it is fitted with a Garand striker assembly. Trigger guard is standard milled Model 1903 equipment and is fitted with a Type 2 bronze palm rest/single shot adapter in the magazine well and has a 2nd Variation rnd ball cork palm rest. Left side of magazine box has the matching SN in electric pencil. Fitted with Woody dbl set triggers. At some time during the life of this rifle, one of its owners altered the front of the trigger guard by removing a section of the front of the trigger bow, apparently to accommodate his shooting style or to prevent interference with the palm rest. Rifle is mounted in a 1-pc straight grain Model 1924 International Match walnut stock with wide square forestock that has an adjustable Swiss style sling swivel base on the bottom. The deep, heavy pistol grip is checkered and it has a straight comb with sling swivel on the bottom. It has a 2nd type off-hand adjustable buttplate. Accompanied by consignor’s data sheet and an 8-page article regarding the building & testing of the Model 1924 International Match rifle which appeared in the February 1924 issue of The American Rifleman by Kendrick Schofield. Also accompanied by a Springfield Research Service letter which states that this rifle “is an International Match Rifle manufactured with 30″ Winchester bbl for use in the 1924 Olympic matches.”. Although this rifle was not selected for the 1924 International & Olympic Matches, it was an probably still is, one of the finest shooting match rifles known today. PROVENANCE: Brophy Collection; Peter Cardone; Bob Rosenthal Collection. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl retains virtually all of its fine orig arsenal rust blue finish with a couple of minor scratches and slight muzzle edge wear. Receiver has light sharp edge wear with some light thinning over the front ring and under the wood. Rails retain orig bright polish. Bolt, body & handle retain orig bright polish with blue on the knob and half of the handle. Trigger guard is fine as is the palm rest. Stock has a hairline back of top tang, otherwise is sound with a couple of small gouges on left side, some nicks & dings on forestock by the sling swivel and normal handling & use marks and overall retains a fine hand worn patina. Set trigger functions but needs adjusting, the seer does not appear to engage properly and it will not hold cocked, otherwise mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-42367-1 JR106 (12,500-17,500)

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*PAIR OF SPRINGFIELD ARSENAL TOOL ROOM HEAVY TARGET RIFLES BUILT FOR WORLD FAMOUS TARGET SHOOTER, CAPT. E.C. CROSSMAN. 1)SN 1254449 Cal. 30-06. Special heavy tool room made International Match style rifle with 30″ tapered heavy rnd bbl that has an integral raised front sight base with dovetail containing a Lyman globe sight. Bbl is unmarked on the top but is hand stamped on bottom under forestock “J77 / OB / 3324-13”. Bbl is fitted with two machined collars that are possibly integral with the bbl that have integral scope bases containing a Fecker telescope target sight. Receiver is a standard Springfield 1903 action mounted with a Lyman 48S sight and has a polished bright bolt body & handle. It has standard shroud with headless striker. Receiver & trigger guard are mounted with a Woody dbl set trigger. Left side of trigger and outside bottom rear of trigger guard are stamped “67”. Trigger guard & floorplate are standard issue Springfield 1903 machined steel with the cartridge box having a steel plate screwed into left side onto which is mounted a fixed follower that has been machined flat, effectively creating a sgl shot rifle. Front tang of trigger guard is hand scratched, probably with a knife point, “4 + 1/16 / ABOVE / NEAR / 0” and trigger bow has two small holes. Mounted in a Springfield Armory-made half-stock similar to the later sporter model with grasping groove forestock and capped pistol grip with a custom grip filler on front edge. Buttplate is checkered, lightly curved steel with a reversible toe hook mounted under the toe. Accompanied by a Springfield Research Service letter and copy of the Springfield Armory record which identifies this rifle as having been sold April 9, 1923 to Capt. E.C. Crossman, Los Angeles, CA. The body of the letter states that the records indicate “that Capt. Crossman was a famous authority on the Springfield rifle, who had excellent connections at Springfield Armory and was able to get special work done there.” 2)SN 2022. Cal. 22. Extraordinarily rare and unusual Springfield Armory tool room-made heavy International style target rifle with 30″ tapered heavy rnd bbl with special heavy collar front sight base pinned in place, similar to “T”-series rifles with dovetail occupied by a Winchester globe sight. Bbl is mounted with two collars that may be integral or applied and have integral target scope base dovetails. Receiver is a standard M1922 model with orig dual striker firing pin in bolt body having the long throw for ejection and is mounted with a Lyman 48 sight. Bolt has standard shroud with headless striker. Receiver and trigger guard are mounted with Woody dbl set triggers. The magazine well of the trigger guard is without floorplate, follower or magazine attachments and has a plate screwed to the inside with a steel mount which contains a cork ball palm rest of a style observed on other Springfield Armory target rifles which are also pictured in the referenced publication. Mounted in an orig Armory half stock without reinforcing bolts, with checkered flat pistol grip and a semi-crescent serrated aluminum buttplate identical to others pictured in the referenced publication. Forestock is without grasping grooves as has been noted in early sporters and tool room pieces. The above referenced Springfield Research Service letter in item #1 also mentions this rifle and notes “that the serial number of this rifle falls within the range of a group of Cal. .22 International Match rifles; therefore I would expect No. 2022 to be an authentic example of this rare model.” It should be noted that Capt. E.C. Crossman was an internationally famous target shooter and one of the more knowledgeable individuals as regards Springfield rifles. He and Col. William S. Brophy were close personal friends as was Capt. Crossman’s son, Col. Edward B. Crossman. Capt. Crossman is pictured on p. 139 and p. 507 of The Springfield 1903 Rifles, Brophy. Accompanying this lot is a copy of a letter from Col. E.B. Crossman to Mr. Brophy regarding these two rifles wherein Col. Crossman states that in 1947 he consigned a number of his father’s rifles to two different dealers for disposition and has no recollection of what he may have consigned to which dealer and has no recollection of these two pieces. PROVENANCE: Bob Rosenthal Collection; Capt. E.C. Crossman; Richard C. Ware Collection; Richard Ellis Collection. CONDITION: 1) Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl retains 96-97% strong glossy orig arsenal blue with minor handling & storage marks. Receiver retains most of its orig armory finish, slightly thinned on receiver ring. Trigger guard retains about 85% glossy orig blue turning slightly plum on trigger bow. Floorplate is a dull blue. Buttplate retains 75-80% orig blue. Stock has a small chip by the toe hook recess, otherwise is sound with normal handling & use nicks & scratches and retains virtually all of its orig armory oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore slightly dark in the grooves. Optics are fine. 2) Extremely fine. Bbl & receiver retain virtually all of their orig armory finish with bolt body and handle polished bright. Trigger guard retains dull orig blue. Stock is sound with minor handling & storage marks and retains most of its orig armory oil finish. Cork ball palm rest retains most of its dark brown finish with a few minor nicks & scratches. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-39222 (30,000-40,000)

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*EXTREMELY RARE SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1903 TYPE B HEAVY BARREL INTERNATIONAL MATCH RIFLE. SN 1285607. Cal. 30-06. Possibly the only known Type B International Match rifle in private hands and documented by Brophy, this rifle has 28″ heavy rnd bbl without front sight. Top of bbl and receiver ring are mounted with target scope blocks. Bottom of bbl, under the wood, is stamped with the star gauge number “SA / 512”. Receiver has usual markings and the bolt body is polished bright. Rails, however, remain blue. Receiver is mounted with a Lyman 48S receiver sight. Trigger is service type 2-stage that has a clean crisp break. Trigger guard, floorplate & follower are standard issue service equipment. Mounted in the unusual Type B 1-pc walnut stock that was made from a sporting type half stock, uncheckered without grasping grooves and has had a heavy Swiss style cheekpiece mortised into the comb and secured with two screws. Butt is mounted with a steel adjustable Swiss buttplate with medium prongs. Forestock is secured with a smooth band that has sling loop with corresponding sling loop in buttstock. Front of pistol grip is marked with a “P” in a circle proof. This rifle is pictured, both sides, on p. 138 of The Springfield 1903 Rifles, Brophy, and is identified by serial number. The caption to these photographs states “One of three known unusual Springfield Armory heavy barrel style “B” international-type rifles”. PROVENANCE: Bob Rosenthal Collection. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl & receiver retain most of their strong orig Armory finish with only slight sharp edge wear. Bolt body & handle retain most of their bright polish. Trigger guard & floorplate retain most of their orig Armory blue finish, moderately thinned. Stock has minor separation in the laminated area of the cheekpiece and a grain check on left side of forestock, otherwise wood is sound and retains most of its orig dark Armory oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-39216 (8,000-12,000)

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*EXTRAORDINARILY RARE SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1903 BOLT ACTION MILITARY RIFLE WITH 8-GROOVE BORE AND WINCHESTER A5 SCOPE. SN 716929. Cal. 30-06. Usual configuration with 24″ bbl marked “SA / 6-17” with a flaming bomb in the center. It has standard front sight, rear sight and split front band/bayonet lug with stacking swivel and a grooved rear band with sling loop and a corresponding sling loop in the buttstock. It has high, grooved, 1-pc handguard with two spring clips. Bbl and front receiver ring are mounted with scope blocks containing a Winchester A5 scope with sgl post reticle. Receiver has usual markings with milled trigger guard & floorplate and checkered buttplate with trap containing a nickeled brass oiler/cleaning kit. Rifle is mounted in extraordinarily beautiful, uncheckered, tiger-striped American walnut with straight grip. The bore has very rare experimental rapid twist 8-groove rifling which apparently did not progress beyond the experimental stage. This exact rifle is identified by SN and pictured on p. 504 of the book The Springfield 1903 Rifles, Brophy,and the muzzle of the bbl is pictured on p. 557 of the same book. This rifle is ultimately unique with its 8-groove rifled bore and arsenal mount of the Winchester scope. Undoubtedly Springfield was experimenting with accuracy testing possibly for a new sniper rifle. This gun has 8 lands/grooves, not 7 as stated in Brophy’s book on pages 504 & 557, but the image clearly shows 8 grooves. PROVENANCE: Bob Rosenthal Collection. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl & bands retain about all of their orig arsenal finish with bright bbl blue. Receiver & bolt retain about 90% strong orig arsenal finish with trigger guard & floorplate retaining most of their bright orig arsenal blue. Wood is sound with a few chips in finish and light handling & storage marks and retains most of its bright varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. Scope retains most of its orig factory blue with only some minor rust on top adjustment knob. Optics are fine. 4-39210 (10,000-15,000)

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*EXTREMELY RARE SPRINGFIELD ARMORY ARMY ORDNANCE ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT’S MATCH TROPHY RIFLE. SN 1273270. Cal. 30-06. Fine Springfield Sporter with orig 24″ tapered rnd bbl marked “SA / flaming bomb / 6-26” with sleeved Springfield front sight. Receiver ring has standard Model 1903 markings. Bolt body, extractor & handle are polished bright with the SN in electric pencil on the bolt body. The outside of the cutoff lever is also polished bright. Bolt shroud, safety & headless striker are blued. Rear receiver bridge is mounted with a Lyman 48 receiver sight. Muzzle of the bbl has the star gauge mark and bottom of bbl, under the forestock, is stamped with the star gauge number “B/237”. Trigger guard, floorplate & follower are standard milled M1903 equipment. Mounted in a 1-pc half stock with coarse checkered forestock & pistol grip with two crossbolt reinforcements and the M1922 checkered steel shotgun style buttplate. Bottom of butt has a standard M1903 sling swivel. Stock has its orig high luster varnish finish and right side of the butt has an inlaid 2-3/4″ x 1-7/8″ oval silver plaque engraved with a spread-winged American eagle clutching a rifle in its talons over the outline of a shield which is inscribed “ARMY ORDNANCE ASSOCIATION / PRESIDENTS MATCH TROPHY – / WON BY: – SGT. O.J. TOBEY / U.S.M.C.”. Each end of plaque has the flaming bomb of the Army Ordnance Corps. Accompanied by a Springfield Research Service letter which identifies this rifle as a Model 1903 Sporting Model shipped to the Army Ordnance Association, Washington, D.C. on July 19, 1927. Also accompanied by a copy of the Springfield Armory file card. Additionally accompanied by a copy of p. 37 of The American Rifleman, Vol. 75, No. 10, actual date unknown in 1927 which lists the winners of a variety of shooting competitions including the President’s Match which it lists as having been fired on Sept. 7 & 8 (1927) for which there were 1,371 entries. First prize was an autographed letter from the President of the U.S. and the Army Ordnance Association trophy. The winner was Marine Cpl. O.J. Tobey who fired 196 of a possible 200 and won by one point. In addition to the letter and rifle Cpl. Tobey also won $178. The center of this page has a picture of Cpl. Tobey holding this rifle with a caption “Corp. R.J. Tobey (sic), USMC, Winner, President’s Match, with prize De Luxe Springfield Sporter” and lists his scores. Cpl. Tobey dropped two points at the 200 yard range, shot a possible 50 at 600 yards and dropped two more points at 1,000 yards. This exact rifle is picture on p. 213 of The Springfield 1903 Rifles, Brophy, along with an enlargement of the stock plaque. Lt. Col. Brophy states “These presentation models are the rarest of rare, as only five are known to have been awarded.” Consignor states that of the five known rifles two are in the museum at Springfield, he owns two others, including this one and the fifth is unknown. Lt. Col. Brophy was probably speaking from personal knowledge at the time of the publication of his book. It is this cataloger’s contention that there are more than five of these rare rifles known today. PROVENANCE: Peter Cardone; Bob Rosenthal Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Bbl & receiver retain virtually all of their strong orig arsenal blue with only slight wear on the rails. Bolt body, extractor & handle retain about all of their orig bright metal finish. Shroud safety & striker head retain most of their orig arsenal blue. Trigger guard & floorplate retain about 88-90% glossy orig arsenal blue with the loss areas flaked, not worn, to a dark patina. Stock is sound with only one or two very minor flaws in the varnish and overall retains virtually all of its orig varnish. Varnish is crazed over most of the surface. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-42369 JR112 (12,500-17,500)

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*RARE SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1903 SPORTER SECRETARY OF NAVY TROPHY RIFLE FROM 1932. SN 1367554. Cal. 30-06. Beautiful Sporter trophy rifle with 24″ tapered rnd bbl marked “SA / flaming bomb / 11-30” and has a sleeved M1903 front sight. Muzzle is stamped with the star gauge mark and bottom of bbl is stamped with the star gauge number “I/1465”. Receiver ring has standard M1903 markings and the rear bridge is mounted with a Lyman 48 receiver sight. Bolt body, extractor & handle are polished bright and the shroud, safety & striker are blued. It has standard milled M1903 trigger guard & floorplate and is mounted in a nicely figured M1922 Sporter half stock with nicely checkered forestock & pistol grip. Buttplate is Model 1922 checkered steel shotgun style. It has a standard M1903 sling swivel on bottom of butt and a grooved band around the forestock with sling swivel. Right side of butt is inlaid with a 2″ diameter round silver plate engraved “SECRETARY OF NAVY’S RIFLE TROPHY / WON BY MIDSHIPMAN / C.C. HUNTER, U.S.N. 1932”. The center of the plaque is engraved with a 3-masted sailing ship with anchor and spread-winged eagle in the foreground surrounded by “NAVY DEPARTMENT / UNITED STATES OF AMERICA”. Stock has two reinforcing crossbolts. This rifle and its presentation plaque are pictured on p. 214 of The Springfield 1903 Rifles, Brophy. On p. 213 of the referenced publication where Lt. Col. Brophy is discussing presentation rifles he states “These presentation models are the rarest of rare, as only five are known to have been awarded.” Consignor states that of the five known awarded prize rifles two are in the Springfield Museum, he owns two of them, one of which is being sold here and the other elsewhere in this auction and the fifth is unknown. Lt. Col. Brophy was probably speaking from personal knowledge at the time of the publication of his book. It is this cataloger’s contention that there are more than five of these rare rifles known today. PROVENANCE: Peter Cardone; Bob Rosenthal Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, possibly unfired. Retains virtually all of its orig arsenal blue with only faint wear on the front sight band and a couple of very minor, small nicks. Receiver has sharp edge wear. Bolt body, extractor & handle retain about all of their bright orig metal polish. Trigger guard & floorplate retain about all of their orig arsenal blue, slightly dulled on floorplate and a couple of scattered thin spots on trigger bow. Stock is sound with a small gouge on right side of butt, another in the checkering on the forestock with some other fine handling & storage nicks & scratches and retains virtually of its fine orig oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-42369-1 JR113 (12,500-17,500)

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Revised: 9/8/2011

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The 1934 trophy rifle was won by Charles Blenman, Jr – Williams brother, who retired a Rear Admiral. Both the 1934 and 1936 trophy rifles exhibit fine jewelling on receiver rails.

*RARE SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1903 SPORTER SECRETARY OF NAVY TROPHY RIFLE FROM 1936. SN 1417337. Cal. 30-06. Beautiful Sporter trophy rifle with 24″ tapered rnd bbl marked “SA / flaming bomb / 9-35” and has a sleeved M1903 front sight. Muzzle is stamped with the star gauge mark and bottom of bbl is stamped with the star gauge number “G/76” with a small “P” proof below. Receiver ring has standard M1903 markings and the rear bridge is mounted with a Lyman 48 receiver sight. Bolt body, extractor & handle are polished bright and the shroud, safety & striker are blued. It has standard milled M1903 trigger guard & floorplate and is mounted in a nicely figured M1922 Sporter half stock with nicely checkered forestock & pistol grip. Buttplate is Model 1922 checkered steel shotgun style. It has a standard M1903 sling swivel on bottom of butt and a grooved band around the forestock with sling swivel. Right side of butt is inlaid with a 2″ diameter round silver plate engraved “SECRETARY OF NAVY’S RIFLE TROPHY / WON BY MIDSHIPMAN / WILLIAM BLENMAN U.S.N. 1936”. The center of the plaque is engraved with a 3-masted sailing ship with anchor and spread-winged eagle in the foreground surrounded by “NAVY DEPARTMENT / UNITED STATES OF AMERICA”. Stock has two reinforcing crossbolts. On p. 213 of The Springfield 1903 Rifles, Brophy. Lt. Col. Brophy is discussing presentation rifles he states “These presentation models are the rarest of rare, as only five are known to have been awarded.” Consignor of two other trophy rifles being sold elsewhere in this auction states that of the five known awarded prize rifles two are in the Springfield Museum, he owns two of them, leading one to understand that this is probably the fifth rifle. This cataloger is of the opinion that there are actually more than five prize rifles known. Lt. Col. Brophy was probably speaking from personal knowledge at the time of the publication of his book. It is this cataloger’s contention that there are more than five of these rare rifles known today. Accompanied by a printout of A Citation for Gallantry, awarding the Silver Star to Commander, then Lt. Commander, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity 15 June to 4 July 1944 as Commanding Officer of the U.S.S. Shubrick, a destroyer protecting landing forces at Omaha Beach on D-Day and afterward. Blenman was a 1936 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and retired as a Rear Admiral. PROVENANCE: Rear Admiral William Blenman. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Overall retains 98-99% strong orig arsenal blue on the bbl & receiver with wear on the front sight sleeve, probably from a stamped sheet metal sight guard. Receiver has sharp edge wear. Receiver rails are polished bright and the outside rail is professionally jeweled, as is the follower. Trigger guard & floorplate retain just about all of their orig arsenal blue with some minor flaking, not wear, turned to dark patina. Stock is sound with a scratch on left side of butt and a couple of small dings and retains about all of its fine orig oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-42456 JR114 (9,500-12,500)

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*VERY RARE SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1903 SPORTING TYPE NATIONAL MATCH BOLT ACTION RIFLE NOT CUT FOR LYMAN SIGHT. SN 1481756. Cal. 30-06. Resembling an NRA Sporter this rifle has standard 24″ tapered rnd bbl marked “SA /4-36” below front sight with a flaming bomb in center. It has the standard Buffington type rear sight on an orig 1903 sight sleeve and receiver is not drilled & tapped for the Lyman 48 receiver sight. Mounted in a 1-pc sporter style half stock of uncheckered American walnut without grasping grooves. Front band is a typical grooved sporter style with sling loop & a corresponding sling loop in the buttstock. Buttplate is the checkered steel semi-crescent sporter type. Trigger guard & floorplate are standard machined steel. Top of bbl, between rear sight and bbl band, has the star gauge mark with the number “1937”. Bolt body and receiver rails are polished bright. This exact rifle is pictured on pp. 59-60 of The Springfield 1903 Rifles, Brophy, and is identifiable by grain patterns in the wood. While the feature of not having the receiver drilled & tapped or the stock cut for the Lyman 48 sight was offered, it apparently seldom ever ordered and consequently few are known today. PROVENANCE: Bob Rosenthal Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Overall retains 98-99% strong orig Armory finish with only front sight base wear from having had a sight hood installed. Wood is completely sound with very minor nicks & scratches and retains virtually all of its armory oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-39220 (4,500-7,000)

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*ONE OF A KIND AND HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT REICHSFUHRER-SS HEINRICH HIMMLER’S MERKEL 201E OVER-UNDER DOUBLE RIFLE WITH EXTRA COMBINATION AND SHOTGUN BARRELS, SCOPES, AND CASE. SN 25448. Cal. 8 x 57 JR over 8 x 57 JR/ 16 over 8 x 57 JR/ 16 ga. over 16 ga. 2-5/8″ Chambers. This extremely fine and unique combination hunting set was specifically crafted by the Gebruder Merkel factory for special presentation on Himmler’s 40th birthday by members of the SS high command as he was reaching the zenith of his treachery. This attribution is upheld by the oval silver plaque behind grip cap which is inscribed:”Unserem Reichsfuhrer /Heinrich Himmler / zum 7.10.1941 / SS – Hauptamt”. In addition factory records have full details of the construction and completion of this rifle and its additional barrels, along with special presentation plaque and personal runic engraving. 25-5/8″ Demi-block double rifle and combination bbls are of Bohler steel, and are engraved “Suhler Waffenwerke” and “Gebruder Merkel Suhl” on either side of breech. Double rifle bbls have matted quarter rib, and combination bbls have full length rib. Both have dovetailed-through U-notch rear sights, and claw mounts. These two bbl sets share the same forend. 28-3/8″ Double shotgun bbls have full length matted rib with same engraving as the other bbls. All sets are stamped with German nitro proofs, with proof dates of 11/38, and with Merkel “GM” logo on left side of rear lumps. All bbl sets are fitted with Merkel’s ejector system, and sling swivels. Serpentine-back Blitz action receiver features double Kirston lock, reinforcing bolsters, pin cocking indicators, and automatic safety. Checkered front trigger is set. Steel trigger guard has SN at grip. Action is engraved with nicely executed medium scroll, framing nicely cut and shaded vignettes of game; a roebuck with 2 does bounding through woodlands on left, with setter pointing a trio of flushing ducks at edge of marsh on right. Bottom of action is also scroll engraved, and marked “Schuler Waffenwerk Gebruder Merkel, Suhl”. Top lever has specially designed and engraved rendition of Heinrich Himmler’s personal rune inlaid in gold. This device is pictured in factory records to be copied exactly. Heinrich Himmler’s fascination with runes and their meanings is widely known, and subject of a number of writings, including THE SECRET KING KARL MARIA WILIGUT, HIMMLER’S LORD OF THE RUNES. Nicely marbled, dark and dense European walnut pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/4″ over GM embossed horn buttplate. Stock features nicely sculpted side panels, shadow line right hand cheekpiece, hard rubber grip cap, and 24 LPI point pattern checkering with line borders. Sling swivel, along with the aforementioned Himmler presentation oval, is on toe line. Matching 3-pc forends have Deeley releases and ejector trips. Merkel logos, SNs, and barrel designations are on irons. Shotgun bbls: Bore diameter: top -.672, bottom -.672. Bore restrictions: top -.035, bottom -.034. Wall thickness: top -.022, bottom -.025. Drop at heel: 2-3/4″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs. 2 oz. LOP 14-1/4″. Combination bbls: Bore diameter: top -.665. Bore restrictions: top -.030. Wall thickness: top -.023. Weight without scope: 6 lbs. 8 oz. Rifle bbls: Drop at heel: Approx. 3″, drop at comb: Approx. 1-3/4″. Weight without scope: 7 lbs. 8 oz. This fine set is complete with two scopes; one a Karl Zeiss Zielvier with 3 post reticle, the other an Ajack 1-1/2 x 100 power with 3 post reticle. Both are in windage adjustable claw rings, and are interchangeable between both double rifle and combination bbls. Scopes are fitted with leather lens covers. Fine quality leather case with brass corners and locks has canvas outer cover, and has brass plaque on lid marked “H.H.” Case is lined with green cloth and has leather Waffen Jung label. Case has provision for all three sets of bbls, both telescopes, as well as the action and stock. Case contains square nickel-plated oil bottle and a leather carrying strap. Also included are two boxes of period of mfg RWS 8 x 57 JR cartridges. According to our European consignor’s sources, this gun was liberated from near Berchtesgarten in May 1945 by an officer of the French 2nd Armoured Brigade, anecdotally it remained in his hands for over 40 years when it was exchanged for a “life’s supply of wine”. Very few individuals throughout world history have evoked a more charged emotional response to their ideology and deeds than Heinrich Luitpold Himmler. As leader(Reichsführer)of the dreaded SS of the Nazi party from 1929-1945, Himmler presided over a vast military and bureaucratic empire that ultimately defined his sinister and evil legacy. Personal items owned by Himmler are extraordinarily rare, unlike his counterparts such as Hermann Goering. This incredibly significant item, with its irrefutable provenance, represents a unique and incredible opportunity for the most advanced historian, military collector or institution. SIZE: PROVENANCE: Collections of longstanding European dealer Rudi Haas and senior French Antique Arms dealer M. Pierre Rolly. Merkel factory letter and photocopies of orig factory ledger indicating special features for Himmler; Letter of authenticity from French arms consultant Jean Raps; Possession and import paperwork (French); and the book, THE SECRET KING KARL MARIA WILIGUT, HIMMLER’S LORD OF THE RUNES. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain most of their orig blue with silvering of sharp edges, and some areas thinning. Scattered pinprick pitting is on shotgun bbls, with some deeper pits on ejector lugs. Combination bbls show deeper blue with area of slight pitting about 5″ back from muzzle on both sides of top bbl, with some pitting on ejector lugs. Rifle bbls have about the same amount of blue as combo bbls with pitting 5″ back from muzzle on bottom bbl, on ejector lugs, and lumps. This pitting is not obtrusive, and undoubtedly resulted from and corresponds to contact with leather bbl removal straps and holding blocks in case. Ajack scope has considerable pitting around ocular lens, and an area on its left side, again from contact with leather cover. Zeiss scope is also pitted on both turrets, for the same reason. Otherwise they both retain their orig finish and optics are surprisingly clear. Action is tight. All bbls are on face. Shotgun bores show light pitting and frosting in bottom bbl. Combo bbls shotgun excellent, rifle bbl shows moderate pitting at throat, but is bright and shiny toward muzzle. Double rifle bbls are excellent, with one or two minor pits toward breech end of bottom bbl. Coin finished action shows some slight darkening mostly on tangs. Trigger guard retains 30 – 40 % blue, and is silver at grip. Top lever is considerably silvered on thumbpiece and high points. Stocks retain most of their orig finish which is quite dry, and shows numerous light marks, dents, and scratches from handling and use. Checkering shows slight wear. Shotgun forend shows much more wear and use than rifle/ combo forend. Case leather is fine with a few marks and bumps. Outer cover shows considerable wear. Interior cloth is fine showing marks, rubs and a few small tears from contact with bbls and action, as well as some moth damage. 4-42095 MGM9 (100,000-150,000)

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*EXCEPTIONALLY FINE SAUER LUFTWAFFE DRILLING WITH ORIGINAL CASE AND ACCESSORIES. SN 338452. Cal. 12 x 12 x 9.3 x 74R. 2-1/2” Chambers. 25-1/2” Barrels with full length matted rib fitted with pop-up U-notch rear sight and silver bead front, are engraved with caliber on rib, and stamped with “Krupp – Laufstahl” and “J. P. Sauer & Sohn, Suhl” on each bbl. Rear side of right bbl is stamped with Luftwaffe eagle. Bbl flats are stamped with “5/42”, nitro proofs, and calibers. Bottom of bottom bbl is stamped with SN, and eagle over M proof. Rear lump is stamped with Waffenampt 2. Case hardened Blitz action features side clips, pin cocking indicators, Greener type safety, rifle/ shotgun selector on top tang, and double triggers (front set). Action is engraved with 25% coverage of simple scroll. Sauer name and address are on both sides of action with logo (SSu) on trigger plate. SN is on tang of steel trigger guard, and rear of top tang is engraved “W. St”. Relatively plain, stump figured European walnut steel capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-3/16” over Sauer logo, hard rubber, ribbed buttplate. Stock features right hand cheekpiece, sling loop, and point pattern checkering. Luftwaffe eagle is stamped on left side toward butt. Matching splinter forend has Deeley type release. Bore diameter: left -.719, right -719. Bore restrictions: left -.032, right -.030. Wall thickness: left -.030, right -.030. Drop at heel: 2-1/2”, drop at comb: 1-1/2”. Weight: 7 lbs. 12 oz. LOP 14-3/16”. Included with this high condition military drilling is its original black painted aluminum storage and carrying case with leather carrying handle. Interior is silver painted and has coarse felt gaskets and liners for wood block partitions. List of contents is stenciled on lid. All of these accessories, as listed, are with the Drilling, except the ammunition. (There is an affidavit dated May 2, 1945, certifying that there were no explosives in the case, and therefore it was suitable for mailing.) Original equipment includes instruction booklet, and complete cleaning kit, which includes 3-pc cleaning rod, brushes and mops for shotgun and rifle, and vial of oil, all housed in their orig black cardboard box. Also included is the orig sling. Box of Norma 9.3 x 74R cartridges was added at a later date. Along with the affidavit is orig J. P. Sauer shooting specifications for this particular drilling. PROVENANCE: Booklet, papers, and ammo. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain 98% orig blue with slight silvering at muzzles, and a few minor marks. Action retains nearly all of its orig case hardening color slightly silvered on fences, and browned around bottom. Stocks retain nearly all their orig finish which is slightly lifted, and there are a few minor marks. Luftwaffe stamping is crisp and sharp. Gun is absolutely “as found” and crisp. Bores are excellent, and appear to be essentially unfired, except for proof and targeting. Exterior paint on case shows numerous areas of scratching and loss. Orig handle is good but tender. Interior is fine. Cleaning equipment is excellent. Box has a few areas of cracking and lifting of finish. Sling leather shows some staining. Instruction booklet is fine, slightly foxed. Other paperwork is fine. Norma cartridge box has been opened, label fine, cartridges toned. 4-44148 MGM146 (20,000-25,000)

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1069

*GERMAN MAUSER 98K SNIPER RIFLE W/”SEE-THROUGH” TURRET MOUNT . SN 6012. Cal 8mm, 24″ bbl. Rifle manufactured by Mauser (“135” under eagle proofmark) on receiver and rear scope mount base as well as barrel. Scope is marked “dow” with faint serial number on left side of tube “8129”. Forward Scope ring has number 6012L which matches rest of gun. Bolt safety, bolt release lever, receiver barrel, forend cap, floorplate and mag well hardware all matching. Bbl band also has matching sn. Cupped buttplate number does not match, laminated wood stock has eagle over 135 proof-mark on right side, no number on left side. Lower scope mounts appear to be soldered as well as screwed into receiver. Barrel displays numbers “45D2701” at breech. This weapon appears fully functional. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is excellent, Scope and bolt have some of the finish turning to a gray. Buttstock cup bluing also has thinned to a gray patina. Trigger guard and floor-plate have an excellent deep blue with some areas of wear to the high areas of the trigger guard. Laminated wood stock in very fine to excellent condition with some handling marks. SN illegible on bottom of stock. Bore is excellent, shiny and bright. Scope optics are clear. 4-42157 JWK22 (2,000-3,000)

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1070

*GERMAN MAUSER 98K SNIPER RIFLE. SN 2766. Cal. 8 mm, 24″ bbl. Manufactured by “623”(Steyr)with “WaA 4” final proof. Scope is a Dialytan 4X marked “bmj”. Matching SN on offset quick detachable scope mounts, end cap, barrel band, safety shroud and bolt. Scope serial number is 77073. Mag floor-plate and mag well hardware marked eagle over “135” “byf” (Mauser). Cupped buttplate marked “jvd” without sn. Bolt moves smoothly in action, rifle appears fully functional. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is excellent. Buttplate has very little finish remaining. Bolt retains most finish on the body with some noticeable loss of finish through use. Scope and scope mounts retain most finish, replacement rubber eye cup. Scope optics are clear. A very fine and attractive sniper configured 98K. 4-42158 JWK23 (2,500-3,500)

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1071

*MAUSER 98K SNIPER WITH QUICK DETACHED MOUNT. SN 8764. Cal, 8mm, 24″ bbl. Late war 98K Rifle in sniper configuration with dialytan 4X Scope marked “bek”. Rifle manufactured 1945 by “BCD” (J.P. Sauer). Scope mount has eagle over “359” proof marks on both base bottoms, which is attached to receiver and on slide on upper rail. Upper rail mount also has serial number which matches barrel serial number. Bolt serial number also matches, as does extended thumb safety with last two digits of serial number on it. Forend cap and barrel band are of the stamped and welded type as seen on late war 98Ks. Mag floor plate and receiver are well marked “gnw”. Wood of stock and hand guard is of the laminated type, smooth but without any oil finish. The cupped buttplate has a crosshatched pattern on rear. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is excellent. Barrel and receiver have smooth gray finish overall with some evidence of patina forward of the barrel serial number, and on the barrel forward of the end cap. The scope mount and rail is of a deep blue as are the actual scope rings, which appear like metal bands wrapped around the scope to hold it in the saddle of the lower scope ring. Likewise the extended safety switch and bolt removal lever are also of a deep dark blue. The bore is excellent, shiny and bright. This rifle appears “unissued” except for three slight dings in the lower scope mount, left side. 4-42156 JWK21 (1,000-2,000)

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1072

SPECTACULAR 1893 LOEWE BORCHARDT WITH MATCHING STOCK. SN 451. Cal. 30 BORCHARDT. 7-1/2″ bbl. “WAFFENABRIK/LOEWE/BERLIN” above chamber, “D.R.P./No75837” (German patent no.) on the center toggle link, “SYSTEM BORCHARDT PATENT.” on right receiver. All visible serial numbers are matching (this gun is too complicated to fully disassemble). Orig mag is also matching with “PATENT” stamped on the left side of the body, with wood bottom. Wide border walnut grips with fine checkering. The frame features a large bulb in the back that houses a flat coil spring. Matching numbered stock is walnut with orig adjustable rear sight and leather holster with attaching straps. CONDITION: Near mint, the orig blue and fired blue parts retain over 99% of the orig finish, there is some very light pitting on the grip straps and a few scratches towards the back of the frame. The grips are almost new with beautiful color and visible wood grain, only a few very minor nicks can be seen. Mag is near mint with the orig matching number on the wood bottom, which has virtually no wear. Bore looks bright with some light wear. The wood stock looks near mint with beautiful wood grain, beautiful fire blued small parts and near new metal attaching iron and rear sight. Finish on the leather holster is cracking over all, 20-25% has flaked off and 80% percent has flaked off rear holster strap. The Borchardt was the first successful automatic pistol. This is a beautiful overcomplicated extremely fine gun that was made like a Swiss watch. 4-42312 BS50 (20,000-25,000)

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1073

*VERY FINE COMMERCIAL BOLO MAUSER WITH MATCHING HOLSTER/ STOCK. SN 43490. Cal. 7.63 Mauser. Standard configuration Bolo with 3.9″ barrel, and small hammer. It is unusual in that it is fitted with gutta percha scroll embossed grips. All numbers match including mounting iron on nicely grained European walnut shoulder stock/ holster. CONDITION: Excellent. Retains virtually all it orig blue, but with some minor freckling on both sides of magazine well. Extractor, sight slide, and locking bolt retain nearly all of their orig bright fire blue, with only the slightest silvering on high edges. Grip straps also show some freckling, with a bit of pitting at rear strap. Grips are near excellent, but show some minor chips at tops where they contact frame. Bore is bright, but with some frosting toward breech. Shoulder stock is excellent, showing most of its orig wood finish but with a number of marks and minor dings, mostly on right side. Attachment iron has most of its blue, but browning and slightly freckled, mostly on top tang. Hinge shows most of its blue, but with considerable freckling. 4-42096 MGM29 (4,000-7,000)

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1074

*SUPERB DWM 1902 LUGER CARBINE WITH ORIGINAL LEATHER CASE. SN 24278. Cal. 30 Luger. Typical 1902 configuration. 11-3/4″ Barrel with 3 position rear sight and ramp front with bead. All numbers match. Walnut base magazine is stamped with correct “flaming bomb” commercial proof. Area under safety lever is polished bright. Nicely streaked, dense walnut grips are unnumbered. Checkered forend attaches to hanger with side nail through oval German silver escutcheons. Sling swivel is installed which holds bbl assist mechanism in place. Nicely streaked European walnut original attachable buttstock is checkered at grip area, and ends in ribbed horn buttplate. Matching sling swivel is on toe line, and attaching iron is correctly numbered to the gun. Rectangular leather case has two compartments, one for pistol, and the other for buttstock, under separate covers. SN is stamped in buttstock cover. The letter “L” is incised on exterior of case. CONDITION: Excellent, near new. Metal parts retain 98%+ orig blue, with some slight marks on bbl from sliding through forend, and a mark on left side of receiver from contact with sideplate, which shows only a slight edge of silver on sharp edges of sear link boss. Straw shows slight discoloration on forepart of takedown lever, right side of trigger, and on trigger face. Safety lever retains nearly all of its straw, polished area under lever shows some slight oxidation. Grips rate excellent with one or two diamonds missing on right grip. Left grip is missing a few diamonds, mostly behind magazine release button. A small chip is missing from top right under safety lever. Grip screws retain nearly all their orig blue with only a hint of silvering at tops. Wood finish is excellent on buttstock and forend, with only a few minor marks from handling. Checkering is sharp. Minor moth damage is on edges of buttplate. Buttplate screws show nearly all of their blue, and show some evidence of having been turned. Stock attaching iron shows nearly all its orig blue, and attaching toggle, all of its straw. Bore is pristine. Case strap retainers have parted. Straps are intact. Case leather is good. As good a Luger carbine as one could ever hope for, with exceptionally rare carrying case. 4-40342 MGM7 (15,000-25,000)

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1075

*SPECTACULAR AND RARE 1900 DWM AMERICAN EAGLE US TEST TRIALS RIG. SN 6415. 30 cal, 4-3/4″ bbl. “DWM” scroll on the center toggle link. American Eagle crest on chamber. Grip safety. Within the serial range for the test trials guns and proper serial placement on right side of takedown lever. All numbered parts are matching down to the original walnut checkered grips. Correct plain wood bottom magazine. Accompanied by an original “US” stamped test trials holster with “ROCK ISLAND/ARSENAL/E.H.S.” stamp on back and “P.G.” stamp on bottom of front flap with original yellow stitching. CONDITION: Gun retains about 95% original blue and 75% straw. There are a few scattered areas of very light pitting. Grips are lightly worn with some minor chips and dents and retain beautiful walnut color with some wood grain showing. Magazine is excellent with only a few minor dings and dents. Bore is worn with light pitting. The accompanying holster is in AMAZING condition. Much of it retains its original caramel color, some wear areas have turned a darker brown. Holster has some light scuffs and flaking. Looking at the inside, it looks like the gun was stored in it, probably in a desk drawer, because although there are storage marks there are no drag marks from it being taken out. The only real give away of its age is the verdigris on some of the brass parts. Most of these guns and holsters saw a lot of use in the Philippines and the tropical climate took its toll on them, it is extraordinary to find a gun and holster of this variation in this condition. 4-44135 (14,000-20,000)

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1076

*LUGER DWM 1902 CARBINE WITH STOCK. SN 23725. Cal. 30. 11-3/4″ bbl with adjustable rear sight (4 positions) and long ramp front sight, grip safety, dish toggles, DWM scroll on center toggle link. Checkered walnut grips, checkered walnut stock with replacement metal buttplate, sling swivel and numbers on the attaching iron that do not match, proper plain wood bottom mag. The attaching iron has been drilled and tapped for a screw to reinforce gun attachment. All numbered parts on gun are matching. Checkered walnut forearm with sling swivel does not have visible numbers inside the rear well. CONDITION: Gun retains about 95% orig blue with scattered light pitting on the bbl, left side of grip straps and frame. Approximately 60% orig straw. Grips are oil stained and lightly worn with a few chips and dings. Forearms is lightly worn with a few dings and scuffs. Checkering on stock is worn, wood shows nice wood grain, buttplate retains about 80% blue with some scattered light pitting, attaching iron is very good with some minor dings in the bottom. Mag body has some corrosion and wood bottom has a few minor dings. Bore is lightly worn and a little faded. A classic looking Luger display piece. 4-42320 BS47 (8,000-12,000)

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1077

*VERY EARLY DWM 1900 AMERICAN EAGLE LUGER WITH IDEAL STOCK AND GRIPS. SN 2047. Cal. 30mm. 4-3/4″ bbl. Dish toggles, grip safety, American Eagle crest above chamber, DWM scroll on center toggle link, “GERMANY” export marked under the frame. Orig matching numbered bbl has small Swiss Geneva cross proof on left side (some of the first 1900 American Eagles were manufactured with Swiss proofed bbls that were left over from earlier Swiss production). Takedown lever is numbered on the right side in the same style as the U.S. test trial guns. All numbered parts on gun are matching. Fitted with Ideal grips that were used as the attaching mechanism for the Ideal stock. Plain wood bottom mag. Includes leather and metal Ideal stock, which attaches to the grips and is secured by telescoping the stock backwards. This was a unique accessory for the Luger at that time. CONDITION: Gun retains about 90% blue with 70% straw. Bore is bright and sharp. Gun has scattered areas of light pitting and the grip straps are turning brown. Ideal grips have scuffs and dings and the screws have been pried. Metal on stock has moderate pitting overall, orig leather has been re-polished to excellent finish, orig stitching is still in tack and only a few minor cracks and flakes are visible. Mag body is excellent with a few areas of light corrosion, and wood bottom has a few minor dings. This is the 47th American Eagle Luger ever made and it features the unique and desirable Ideal stock. 4-42313 BS48 (5,000-8,000)

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1078

*DWM 1900 BULGARIAN LUGER. SN 20536. Cal. 30. 4-3/4″ bbl, Dish toggles, grip safety, DWM scroll on center toggle link, 5-digit serial number is in the proper range of 1000 guns, area beneath upper safety position labeled “FIRE” in Cyrillic, “Vesper” has been lightly hand engraved on left frame, appears to have been done many years ago. Checkered walnut grips, plain wood bottom mag. All numbered parts are matching, side plate is a “K” proofed replacement that is unnumbered. CONDITION: Bbl has been refinished to 99% with some pitting under the blue towards the muzzle. The rest of the gun retains about 90% blue that has been touched up in places and about 60% straw. Grips are worn with some scuffs and chips and chips missing under the safety lever on the left grip. Mag body is excellent with some light corrosion, the wood bottom has a few minor dings. Bore is lightly worn and a little faded. The Bulgarian is one of the rarest foreign contract Lugers. 4-42314 BS46 (3,000-5,000)

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1079

*UNIQUE PAIR DWM 1900 AMERICAN EAGLE LUGERS. SN 7743/7745. Cal. 30. 4-3/4″ bbl. A unique composed pair of 1900 American Eagles that are one SN apart. Both guns have grip safety, dish toggles, American Eagle crest above chamber, DWM logo on center toggle link, checkered walnut grips, proper wood bottom mag. All numbered parts are matching. Nice examples of the first American Eagle model Lugers that is less than 700 numbers away from the U.S. test trial guns. CONDITION: SN 7743: All metal including strawed parts have been re-blued except for the extractor, which has been re-strawed. Gun retains about 98% finish. Grips are worn with some scuffs and dings. Mag body is corroded, wood bottom good with a few minor dings. Bore is worn almost smooth. SN 7745: Gun retains about 85% orig blue, 70% straw, has with scattered light pitting. Grip straps are turning brown. Grips are worn and scuffed and oil soaked. Left grip has a large chip missing under the safety lever. Mag body has a few areas of light pitting, bottom has a couple minor dings & scruffs. Bore is worn with light pitting. Anyone seen 7744? 4-42317, 42318 BS44 (3,500-5,500)

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1080

*DWM 1900 COMMERCIAL LUGER. SN 5160. Cal. 30. 4-3/4″ bbl. Dish toggles, grip safety, DWM scroll on center toggle link and “BUG” proofs on receiver and bbl and some small parts, “GERMANY” export stamped below serial number. All numbered parts are matching, including the checkered walnut grips, proper plain wood bottom mag. CONDITION: Retains about 95% orig blue and about 80% orig straw with some flaking on left side. Left side of bbl has an area of minor pitting. Grips are lightly worn with an indent behind the trigger from the stud on a holster, wood grain is distinct. Mag body is excellent and the wood bottom near mint with a few very minor dings. Bore is worn and lightly pitted. A nice looking all orig early Luger. 4-42316 BS49 (3,000-5,000)

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1081

*DWM 1902 AMERICAN EAGLE FAT BARREL LUGER. SN 22889. Cal. 9mm. 4″ (fat) bbl. Dish toggles, grip safety, American Eagle crest above chamber, “GERMANY” export stamped below proper 5-digit serial number in the second range that is correct for this gun. Checkered walnut grips, plain wood bottom mag. All numbered parts are matching. CONDITION: Bbl has been professionally restored to about 98% blue, the rest of the gun retains about 70% orig blue & straw. Grips are worn with some dings and scuffs. Mag body is corroded and wooden bottom is worn with some minor dings. Bore is worn and lightly pitted. This is the American Eagle version of the 1st automatic handgun in 9mm Luger. 4-42319 BS45 (5,000-8,000)

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1082

*DWM 1900 SWISS COMMERCIAL LUGER WITH HOLSTER. SN 1631. Cal. 7.65 mm. 4-3/4″ Barrel. Standard early configuration and proofing, with Swiss cross on receiver ring. All numbers match, except sideplate which is from a 1929 Swiss. Early “flaming bomb” proof is on bottom of receiver and in frame well. Safety lever has early style checkered thumbpiece. Unnumbered magazine base plug has inset polished metal discs. Black holster is embossed “J. Butikofer Bern” and “16” on back. CONDITION: Excellent, retaining 95% arsenal re-blue, and 60% straw. Grips show considerable wear. Bore is excellent. Rear sight has been altered to U-notch type with heat halo evident at sight. New square front sight blade has been inserted. Extractor is a newer replacement, as well as the aforementioned 1929 sideplate. Magazine is fine. Holster is dry, with all loops and flaps intact. Stitching is beginning to let go in bbl pocket. 4-42421 MGM160 (2,500-4,000)

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1083

*RARE DWM 1900 SWISS “A” SUFFIX LUGER. SN 5032a. 30 cal, 4-3/4″ bbl. “DWM” scroll on center toggle link. Swiss cross and sunburst above chamber. “P33″ relief stamped over Cross/”V” and Geneva cross on left side of receiver indicates that this gun was released by the Swiss military in 1933. Small Geneva crosses on many small parts and on bbl which also has a reverse “BP” proof on the bottom. Frame number is 5032A. The grip safety has been numbered 32. It has a Swiss Ordnance replacement extractor. Most small parts are matching to the frame number, except for firing pin (29) and the lefthand checkered walnut grip panel (861). Magazine is proper Swiss wood bottom with steel disks. Archive records from Waffenfabrik Bern indicate this pistol was originally an “E-Prefix” gun #632. A total of 171 pistols were changed from “E” to “A” in 1914. CONDITION: Swiss Arsenal finish retains about 95% blue and about 85% straw. Grips are lightly worn with minor dings and dents and show nice wood grain. Magazine is excellent with minor wear. Bore is bright and sharp. A very rare variation of Swiss Luger in beautiful condition. 4-44140 BS68 (6,500-10,000)

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1084

*DWM 1900 SWISS LUGER. SN 3740. 30 cal, 4-3/4″ bbl. “DWM” scroll on center toggle link. Hand-engraved Swiss cross and sunburst on chamber. Dish toggles, grip safety, Cross/V proof on left receiver. Small Geneva crosses on most parts. Checkered walnut grips. Proper Swiss wood bottom magazine with steel disks. All numbered parts are matching including the original grips. Front of frame is marked “P38” which indicates the gun was released from serviced by the Swiss Military in 1938. CONDITION: Swiss Arsenal finish retaining about 98% blue. Straw appears to have been restored more recently and is about 95%. Grips are sharp with a few minor chips and dings and they are oil stained with faint wood grain still showing. Magazine is excellent with light wear and a few very minor dings. Bore is bright and sharp. A nice looking 1900 Swiss Luger. 4-44132 BS65 (4,000-6,000)

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1085

*FINE AND RARE LUGER DWM 1906 NAVY 2ND ISSUE KIEL DOCK YARD COMPLETE RIG. SN 900A. Cal. 9mm. 6″ bbl with 2-position Navy rear sight, DWM scroll on center toggle link, “GESHICHERT” mark remains in its orig placement under the upper safety lever position. Crown/M proofs on left receiver and on bottom of bbl. Backstrap is unit marked “W.K./9943”, which indicates “Werft zu Kiel” (Kiel dock yard weapon #9943). All numbered parts are matching including checkered walnut grips, mags & stock. The mags are wood bottom Crown/M proofed concentric ring Navy, and numbered to the gun. Orig Navy stock is numbered to the gun on the attaching iron, Crown/M proofed on the wood and also stamped “WK9943” on the disk. Original black Navy holster houses a modern reproduction Crown/M Navy marked takedown tool and an orig Navy cleaning rod with wood handle and zig-zag serrated brass rod. Orig black leather Navy straps attach to a black leather Crown/M marked “GUSTAV REINHARDT/BERLIN” stamped dbl mag pouch, which is also stamped “M.A.IV 27” on the flap. CONDITION: Very Fine. Blue is about 98% finish, as are strawed parts. Grips are lightly worn with some dents & scuffs and are oil stained dark enough that wood grain is barely visible. Bore is bright and sharp. One mag has an excellent body that has very little wear, the other has light pitting and some dings & gouges on the wood bottom. The stock is very good with minor dings and chips, holster is very good with some cracking and flaking, the tool retains about 80% blue and the cleaning rod is exceptionally fine with very little wear. Straps show some cracking and flaking as does the mag pouch. It is extremely rare to find a Naval issue Luger with all the original accessories as issued. 4-42382 (25,000-30,000)

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1086

*EXTRAORDINARY PAIR OF CONSECUTIVE SERIAL NUMBERED AND UNIT MARKED 1906 1ST ISSUE UNALTERED NAVY LUGERS. SN 5124, 5125. Cal. 9mm. 8″ bbl, with 2-position adjustable rear sights. Grip safeties, Crown/M Navy proofs on left side of receivers and bottom of bbls. Thumb safeties retain orig “GESICHERTS” (safety) markings that have not been altered and are still underneath the safeties in the lower positions. All numbered parts are matching down to the orig walnut checkered grips, proper wooden bottom, Crown/M proofed mags that have been renumbered to match the guns. Both guns have consecutive grip strap markings of “II.S.B./32” & “II.S.B./33” (weapons #32 & 33 of the 2nd Sea Battalion), guns also have consecutive 4-digit serial numbers. The 2nd gun (25) has military proof marks on the stock lug indicating it was reissued to the Army at a later time, and comes with a brown Military style holster that has been altered to fit the longer bbl of the Navy. CONDITION: Both guns retain about 95% blue and about 70% straw. The fist gun (24) have grips that are lightly worn with some minor dings and chips and wood grain that is still visible. Grips on 2nd gun (25) are a little more worn and oil stained. Bore on 1st gun, is sharp with light wear, 2nd bore is worn with some light pitting. Mags are excellent on both with only minor dings & nicks. Brown holster for 2nd gun is in good condition with a section cut out of the top of the body to accommodate quicker access to the gun. An incredible consecutive pair of rare United marked Navy Lugers that were reunited some 90 years after being issued. 4-42381 (30,000-40,000)

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1087

*VERY RARE U-BOAT ISSUE DWM 1906 NAVY 1ST ISSUE ALTERED LUGER. SN 3828A. Cal. 9mm. 6″ bbl with 2-position Navy rear sight, DWM scroll on center toggle link, grip safety, Navy “Crown/M” proofs on left receiver and bottom of bbl. Thumb safety has been altered by removing “Gesichert” (safe, most 1st issue Navy were altered in this way) from under the lower position and adding it to below the upper position. All numbered parts are matching including the grips which have been recently numbered and the right grip still retains the orig number. Rear grip strap is stamped “U.A./57” below the grip safety indicating that this gun was the 57th weapon issued to Unterseeboots Abteilung. This was the unit assigned to U-Boats in WWI. Checkered walnut grips, unnumbered Crown/M Navy mag with concentric rings in the wood bottom. CONDITION: Excellent. Gun retains about 90% blue and 25% straw with minor light pitting and scattered areas of deep pitting (common for Navy guns that spent time exposed to saltwater). Grips are lightly worn with a few minor chips & nicks and faint wood grain that is still visible. Mag body has areas of light pitting, the bottom is excellent with a few minor dings & gouges. Bore is worn with light pitting. An extremely rare orig Navy Luger with a unit marking for the Kaiserliche Marine. 4-42380 BS55 (8,500-12,500)

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1088
Revised: 9/12/2011

CORRECTION: The image in the catalog for this lot is incorrect. The holster is not included with this lot.

*LUGER DWM 1906 NAVY COMMERCIAL. SN 51355. Cal. 9mm. 6″ bbl, with Navy 2-position rear sight, grip safety, “BUG” proofs on receiver, bbl and some small parts. Unaltered Type 1 thumb safety, checkered walnut grips,”GERMANY” stamped Navy concentric ring wood bottom mag. All numbered parts are matching. Approximately 2,500 examples of this model were manufactured for commercial sale in the U.S. and Germany. CONDITION: Excellent. Retains about 97% orig blue and 80% orig straw. Grips are sharp with a few minor nicks & dings and show nice wood grain. Mag body is excellent and the wood bottom has almost no wear. Bore is sharp with light wear. Very nice looking and all matching commercial Navy. 4-42383 BS56 (6,000-8,000)

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1089

*UNIT MARKED DWM 1906 NAVY 2ND ISSUE. SN 555 B. 9 mm, 6″ bbl. 2-position Navy rear sight. “DWM” scroll on center toggle link. Crown/M proofs on left side of receiver. Unit marked on backstrap below grip safety “I.S.B./434.”(First Sea Battalion weapon number 434). Checkered walnut grips. Grip safety. Wood bottom Navy magazine with concentric rings and matching numbers. CONDITION: Fine old arsenal refinish retaining about 98% blue and straw. Grips are sharp with minor nicks and dings and faint wood grain showing. The stock lug has a small ding on the left groove. Magazine is excellent with only minor nicks and dings and a small chip in the wood bottom. Bore is worn and faded. A very nice looking 1st Sea Battalion ’06 2nd Issue Navy Luger. 4-44137 (6,000-8,000)

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1090

*DWM 1908 NAVY LUGER. SN 1076 B. 9 mm, 6″ bbl. 2-position Navy rear sight. “DWM” scroll on center toggle link. Crown/M proofs on left receiver and on bottom of bbl. All numbered parts are matching, down to the checkered walnut grips. Wood bottom concentric ring commercial magazine in unnumbered and marked “CAL 9MM” on bottom. CONDITION: Gun retains about 95% original blue finish and about 40% original straw. Metal has scattered areas of light pitting. Grips are lightly worn with a few nicks and dings. Magazine body has light corrosion and the bottom has a few nicks and gouges and one sizable chip. Bore is sharp but slightly faded. This is better than average condition for this Naval issue Luger variation. 4-44138 BS62 (6,000-8,000)

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1091

*STOEGER AMERICAN EAGLE NAVY LUGER. SN 6427. 30 CAL. 6″ bbl with “GERMANY” and a crown/N proof on bottom. 2-position navy style rear sight. “DWM” Scroll on center toggle link. American Eagle crest above chamber. Crown/N proof on left side of receiver. “A-F STOEGER INC/NEW YORK” on right receiver, “LUGER – REGISTERED U.S. PATENT OFFICE.” on right frame rail. “1917” date on left frame rail (1917 Navy frame marking). Checkered walnut grips. All numbered parts are matching. Navy style magazine with concentric rings and crown/m proof on wood bottom also has matching numbers. CONDITION: Retains about 99% blue and about 90% straw. Grips are lightly worn and show nice wood grain. The left grip has a chip under the safety that has been professionally repaired and is almost unnoticeable. The bore is sharp and shiny. The Stoeger Navy is a very desirable Luger variation. 4-44139 BS60 (6,000-10,000)

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1092

*BEAUTIFUL DWM 1916 NAVY LUGER. SN 4822. Cal. 9mm. 6″ bbl, with adjustable rear (2-position) Navy sight. Large flange fire blued rear toggle pin, DWM on center toggle link, “1916” date above chamber, left side of frame and left side of front sight, Crown/M proofs on left receiver and on bottom of bbl. Checkered walnut grips, All numbered parts are matching except for the holdopen and military proofed, numbered mag, which both appear to be period replacements. CONDITION: Retains about 98% bright blue, grip straps that are exceptionally find, Retains 95% straw, strawed parts and fired blue parts retain bright beautiful orig color. Grips are lightly worn with some dings and scuffs. Mag body is excellent and wood bottom has few minor dings. There are a few scattered areas of light corrosion which is common to this model as they spent time in service at sea. Bore is dull with light pitting. An exceptional looking WWI Naval issue Luger. 4-44317 BS53 (6,000-8,000)

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1093

*DWM 1906 NAVY 1ST ISSUE ALTERED LUGER. SN 2743. Cal. 9mm. 6″ bbl. Grip safety, 100/200 meter adjustable rear sight, Crown “M” Navy proofs on receiver and bbl, checkered walnut grips, Navy proofed wood bottom mag that is mismatched. All other numbered parts match. German Navy altered thumb safety changed to the lower safe position. Naval Unit marked “I.T.D./843” (which stands for 1st Torpedo Division) on backstrap under grip safety lever. CONDITION: Good, retaining about 80% orig blue, with areas of pitting on the bbl, frame and side plate. Straw is 50-40%, grips are worn and dark with a small chip below the safety lever. Mag body is nice, wood bottom has a few small chips. Bore is worn with light pitting. This is an original Navy marked Luger that was issued to an important Navy unit. 4-42323 BS5 (2,000-3,000)

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1094

*MAUSER PERSIAN “IRANIAN” CONTRACT ARTILLERY LUGER RIG. SN 3840. Cal. 9 mm. 8″ bbl. Adjustable rear sight, Persian crest on chamber, Farsi writing on receiver and toggle, serial number are noted in Farsi, safe and load marks also in Farsi, checkered walnut grips, proper Persian mag is not matching. Proper Persian stock with Farsi numbers that at first glance appear to be matching, but closer inspection reveals 1 digit is slightly different, being two numbers off. All other numbered parts are matching. Includes orig takedown tool and cleaning rod in the orig brown leather Persian holster that attaches to stock with the orig brown leather attachments. CONDITION: Excellent, retaining 95% orig blue, 70% straw with an area of light pitting on the end of the bbl by the front sight, scattered scratches and light dings that are typical of these guns, as it seems that all of the examples of this variation were at one time stacked in a pile. Grips are lightly worn with dings and chipped checkering, which again is typical. Mag body is excellent and bottom has a few light dings. Bore is bright with a bit of wear. A Luger artillery rig that is a rare and exotic addition to any firearms collection. 4-42336 BS9 (4,000-6,000)

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1095

*ERFURT 1914 ARTILLERY LUGER. SN 6199A. Cal. 9mm. 8″ bbl with adjustable rear sight with fine tune feature and fine tune front sight. “ERFURT” logo on center toggle link, “1914” date on chamber, Imperial proofs on almost all parts. All numbered parts are matching except for checkered walnut grips and the WWII aluminum bottom Eagle/63 proofed mag, which appear to be war time replacements. CONDITION: Gun retains about 95% orig blue and about 80% orig straw. Grips are lightly worn with some chips and scuffs. Mag body retains about 90% blue and the bottom has some minor dings & gouges. Gun has a few areas of light dings and light pitting and blue is flaking off of areas of the side plate and toggle assembly. Bore is bright and sharp. A nice looking early artillery. 4-44316 BS54 (2,500-4,000)

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1096

*LUGER DWM 1920/1918 DOUBLE DATE ARTILLERY. SN 2296B. Cal. 9mm. 8″ bbl. DWM scroll on center toggle link, “1920/1918” on chamber, adjustable rear sight, mag is 1929 Swiss style with a brown plastic bottom, and checkered walnut grips. Imperial German military proofs on receiver and bbl. This gun was manufactured in 1918, the 1920 stamp was added when it was later issued, but it does not necessarily mean 1920. All numbered parts are matching. CONDITION: Excellent, retaining 95% orig factory blue with some scattered light pitting on the left side, straw is about 80%. Grips are lightly worn with a few minor chips. Mag body has light pitting, bottom is excellent with no chips or cracks. Bore is worn with very light pitting. A nice looking artillery Luger. 4-42335 BS8 (2,000-3,000)

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1097

*DWM 1916 ARTILLERY LUGER. SN 8634. Cal. 9mm. 8″ bbl. Adjustable rear and front sights with fine tune feature (both sights have screws for fine tuning adjustment). DWM scroll toggle link, “1916” date on chamber, the 1916 date on the chamber is a very desirable date. Walnut grips with red 9’s burned into checkered grips (in wartime this was used to clarify that it was a 9mm weapon). All numbered parts are matching. Proper wood bottom mag with orig numbers removed. CONDITION: Excellent, retaining about 97% orig blue, with sharp edge wear and wear to the raised bar on the side plate on the left side of bbl, caused from being carried in a holster, 70% straw. Walnut grips are lightly worn with a chip missing under the safety lever on the left grip. Mag body has some light corrosion, wood bottom with light dings, but has no chips or cracks. The bore is lightly worn and faded. A good looking example of an artillery. 4-42337 BS10 (2,500-3,500)

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1098

*CONSECUTIVE SN PAIR OF MAUSER BANNER 1936 SIAMESE ARTILLERY LUGERS. SN 3517V & 3518V. Cal. 9mm. 8″ bbls with adjustable rear sights. Mauser banner logos on center toggle links, “1936” dates on chambers, Thai arsenal stamps on the back of frames. “OBERNDORF” proofs on left side of receivers, checkered walnut grips, Eagle/63 proofed aluminum bottom mags, one has been renumbered to match. Bbls are unnumbered, all other numbered parts are matching, except for mags and rear sight blades. One hundred of these guns were made for Siam (Thailand). Proper 4-digit “V” range numbers that are consecutively numbered. CONDITION: Both guns have blue that is lightly pitted and dulled down overall to about 60%. This is typical of this variation as these guns were exposed to the high humidity of the tropics in Thailand. Bores are dull with light pitting. Traces of orig straw remain. Mag are in very good condition. An exotic pair of consecutively numbered Luger Artillery pistols. 4-42349, 4-42350 BS51 (4,000-6,000)

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1099

*DWM 1906 REPUBLIC OF PORTUGAL NAVY LUGER. SN 433. Cal. 9mm. 4″ bbl. Grip safety, DWM scroll on center toggle link, Republic of Portugal Navy crest has recently been added on chamber, serial number on frame has been altered, walnut checkered grips are mismatched, all other numbered parts are matching. Orig mag body with contemporary “CAL” 9 mm concentric ring Navy style mag. CONDITION: The blue has been restored to new near condition. Straw retains about 90% orig finish. Grips are lightly worn and oil stained, showing very faint wood grain. Mag body is very good, wood bottom is new. Bore is faded with light wear. This is a 1906 Luger that has been professionally restored and altered into a very rare Luger variation. 4-42327 BS15 (3,000-5,000)

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1100

*DWM 1906 ROYAL PORTUGUESE NAVY LUGER. SN 287. Cal. 9mm. 4″ bbl. Grip safety, DWM scroll on center toggle link, Royal Portugese Navy crest has recently been added to chamber. “MP” proof recently stamped on left side. Serial number on front of frame has been altered, checkered wood grips with left one being un-numbered and the right is mismatched, proper mag body with a modern wood “CAL” 9mm concentric ring Navy style bottom. Bottom has recently been added. All numbered parts are matching except for wood grips. CONDITION: Blue is about 95% with most of the blue on the frame being orig, some parts are orig, bbl appears to be new. Grips are more than lightly but moderately worn and oil stained, moderately worn & minor dings. Mag body has a light patina and bottom is new. Bore is bright with a little wear. This is an original 1906 Luger that has recently been partially restored and modified in a rare variation. 4-42324 BS16 (4,000-6,000)

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1101

*DWM 1902 ROYAL PORTUGUESE ARMY LUGER WITH RIG. SN 1946. Cal. 30. 4-3/4″ bbl. Grip safety, Portuguese Royal “M2” crest on chamber, DWM scroll on center toggle link, Portuguese triangle in circle proof on bbl, receiver and frame, checkered walnut grips, plain wood bottom mag. Accompanying gun is correct style black holster and correct style cleaning/oiler rod that is contemporary. All numbered parts matching. CONDITION: Bbl retains about 95% orig blue, straw about 70%. Trigger has recently been heated up to improve the straw. Grip straps are faded, grips are worn and oil stained. Mag body is lightly pitted, wood bottom is excellent with no chips or cracks. Bore is lightly worn with very light pitting. Holster is good and has been recently re-dyed black, the contemporary cleaning/oiler rod is in near new condition. 4-42322 BS17 (2,500-3,500)

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1102

*MAUSER 1906/34 BANNER PORTUGUESE GNR LUGER. SN 2017V. Cal. 30. 4-3/4″ bbl. Grip safety, intertwined GNR logo above chamber, and Mauser Banner logo on center toggle link, Oberndorf proof on side of receiver, proper “V” suffix serial number. Checkered walnut grips, unnumbered aluminum bottom mag. These guns were ordered by Portugal in 1935 for the “Guraida Nacional Republicana”, which was a specialty police troop. CONDITION: Retains about 90% orig blue, straw about 85% orig. Grips are lightly worn and oil stained with some minor dings & chips. Magazine is excellent. Bore is lightly worn with very minor pitting. A unique contract Mauser Banner Luger. 4-42357 BS29 (2,500-3,500)

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1103

*1906 VICKERS DUTCH LUGER. SN 4952. Cal. 9mm. 4″ bbl is unnumbered and appears to be an arsenal replacement. Grip safety, “VICKERS LTD” on center toggle link. Brass plaque on the left receiver is stamped “G-11 AKK/85”. “Crown/W” proof on receiver, wood bottom mag, course checkered walnut grips, small crown/”V” proofs on toggle link. All numbered parts are matching. CONDITION: Gun is about 80% blue with scattered light pitting and a few areas of deep pitting. Bbl is about 95% blue and bright, only about 20% straw remains mostly on the right side. The grips have light wear and are oil stained showing faint wood grain. The mag body has light pitting overall and the wood bottom is excellent with no chips or cracks. Bore is bright and sharp. A rare Luger by an unusual manufacturer. 4-42343 BS21 (2,000-3,000)

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1104

*DWM 1906 DUTCH LUGER. SN 3967. Cal. 9mm. 4″ bbl. Grip safety, DWM scroll on center toggle link, Dutch crown/”W” proof on left receiver, brass plaque on left side of frame stamped “5-A.II Bg./14”. “RUST” (Dutch for safe) marked safety, “1916” date on top of bbl (which indicates the year the Dutch refurbished this Luger), there is also a star stamped on the top of the chamber. This star is a symbol for the Indonesian Republic Army. This gun was in a group of Dutch Lugers that the Japanese captured in the Dutch East Indies. After the war they ended up being issued to the Indonesian Republican Army. Course checkered walnut grips. The wood bottom mag is numbered but does not match. All other numbered parts are matching except for the trigger. The sear bar and sideplate are also both 1 number off. CONDITION: Gun retains about 80% orig blue with light pitting and light dings & scratches overall, about 30% straw remains mostly on the right side. Grips are lightly worn with a few chips on the left side. Mag body is worn and the wood bottom has some big chips. Safety lever is loose. Bore is worn almost smooth with very light pitting. The exotic history of this gun in the tropics helps explain its present condition. 4-42325 BS19 (3,000-4,000)

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1105

*DWM ROYAL DUTCH AIR FORCE LUGER. SN 10915. Cal. 9mm. 4″ bbl. Grip safety, “RUST” (Dutch for safe) safety marking, “Crown/N” proof on left side of receiver, entertained “K L” in circle proof on right side of receiver, DWM scroll on center toggle link, brass plaque on left side of frame is stamped “Pla.2/33”. Checkered walnut grips with left grip being unnumbered and right grip is mismatched. Wood bottom mag has numbers that do not match. CONDITION: Gun retains about 85% blue with some areas of scattered light pitting and some deep pitting on the rear of the receiver, frame and grip safety. Grips are worn almost smooth, deep scuffs and a large chip under the safety lever. Mag body is lightly pitted and the wood bottom is worn with some deep chips. Bore is bright and sharp. Desirable Dutch variation with very nice bore. 4-42340 BS20 (2,500-3,500)

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1106

*EXCEPTIONAL REPRODUCTION DWM 1906 RUSSIAN LUGER. SN 585. Cal. 9mm. 4″ bbl, Grip safety, recently added crossed Nagant rifles forming a crest above the chamber, recently added safe and loaded markings below safety lever and on extractor are in Cyrillic, checkered walnut grips, DWM scroll on center toggle link. Frame has been re-numbered. All numbered parts are matching including matching numbered wood bottom mag. This 1906 Luger has been recently professionally altered to the rare Russian variation. CONDITION: Professionally restored to new condition. The blue & straw are near 100%, the grips are lightly worn with beautiful wood grain. Mag is excellent with one deep chip and scuff on the wood bottom. Bore is bright and sharp. This is a beautiful looking reproduction of a rare Luger variation that would sell for tens of thousands of dollars if original. 4-42331 BS23 (3,000-5,000)

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1107

*DWM 1906 BULGARIAN LUGER. SN 1098. Cal. 30. 4-3/4″ bbl. Bulgarian crest above chamber, DWM scroll on center toggle link, walnut checkered grips, proper wood bottom mag, grip safety. Markings indicating “safe” and “loaded” are in Cyrillic on the frame and extractor. All numbered parts are matching. CONDITION: Professional restoration of the blue and straw to new condition. Grips are dark from oil stain with moderate wear on the checkering and a chip under the thumb safety on the left grip. Mag body is excellent, wood bottom has a few minor dings and no cracks or chips. Bore is good with light pitting. This is a rare variation, restored to new condition. 4-42361 BS12 (2,000-3,000)

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1108

*DWM 1908 BULGARIAN LUGER. SN 161. Cal. 9mm. 4″ bbl, which is unnumbered and is a later replacement. DWM scroll on top of chamber, a Bulgarian Lion proof on the right receiver. Bulgarian crest on center toggle link, safety marked in Cyrillic, Cyrillic marked extractor has been replaced with a “GELADEN” marked extractor. Holdopen is also a replacement. Checkered walnut grips, wood bottom mag has numbers that do not match gun, however someone has engraved the 3-digit serial number on the back of the spine. Lanyard ring on lower grip strap. CONDITION: Gun is an old re-finish, possibly done in an arsenal, about 90% blue with scattered light pitting overall. Grips are worn almost smooth with some deep scuffs and nicks. Grip screws have been pried with very little remaining finish. Mags blue body retains 80% blue and wood bottom has some minor dings and scuffs. Bore is sharp and bright. Bulgarian is a unique foreign contract Luger. 4-42333 BS36 (2,000-3,000)

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1109

*DWM 1906 BRAZILIAN LUGER. SN 422. Cal. 30. 4-3/4″ bbl. Grip safety, DWM scroll on center toggle link, checkered walnut grips, 3-digit serial number, Brazilian “B” within a circle proof on the left side of receiver, extractor is marked “CARREGADA”, checkered walnut grips, proper unnumbered wood bottom mag. All numbered parts are matching. CONDITION: Gun retains about 95% orig blue and 85% orig straw with scattered light pitting overall and a few areas of deeper pitting on the bbl, sideplate and grip straps. Grips are worn with some chips and a few deep scuffs. Mag body is excellent as is the wood bottom, which has a few minor nicks. Bore is worn with light pitting. A rare foreign contract Luger in very good all orig condition. 4-42326 BS33 (2,000-3,000)

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1110

*DWM 1908 BOLIVIAN LUGER. SN 59299. Cal. 9mm. 4″ bbl. “BOLIVIA” in a crest on the chamber, DWM scroll on center toggle link, “CARCADO” on extractor, “SEGURO” marked safety, “EJERCITO De BOLIVIA” on right frame rail, checkered walnut grips, plain wood bottom mag. All numbered parts are matching. CONDITION: Gun was very professionally refinished and was done a long time ago, blue is about 97%, straw about 90% with some scattered areas of very light pitting. Grips are worn with minor chips & dings. Mag is excellent with only a few minor dings on wood bottom. Bore is bright with minor wear. The Bolivian is a unique contract example. 4-42334 BS35 (3,000-5,000)

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1111

*DWM 1906 FRENCH MARKED COMMERCIAL LUGER. SN 58108. Cal. 30. 4-3/4″ bbl. Top of bbl is marked “Manufacture Francaise d’Armes & Cycles de Saint-Etienne”. Grip safety, checkered walnut grips, Crown/N commercial proof mark on left side of receiver and bottom of bbl, proper 5-digit serial number, proper plain wood bottom mag. Small 4 digit number (9638) added to bottom of front grip strap. These guns were manufactured by DWM for commercial sale in France. CONDITION: Retains about 98% orig blue and about 80% orig straw with a few areas of very light pitting. Grips are very lightly worn and faint wood grain is visible and there are a few very minor chips on the grips. Mag is excellent with no dings or dents in the body or wood bottom. Bore is sharp and shiny. This is a nice looking example of a commercial Luger. 4-42330 BS31 (4,000-6,000)

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1112

*CHOICE DWM 1906 SWISS CROSS IN SHIELD LUGER WITH HOLSTER. SN 14152. Cal. 7.65mm. 4-3/4″ rnd bbl. Grip safety, Swiss wood bottom mag with steel disks, Swiss cross in shield on chamber, DWM scroll on center toggle, small cross over “V” on left side of receiver, and small cross over “M” on right side of receiver. “P25” stamped on front of frame under serial number indicating this pistol was released from Swiss Military service in 1925. All numbered parts are matching. Brown leather “FRIED.BIGLER/BERN” holster dated 1909 with red stitching and orig strap. PROVENANCE: Ex.Fred Datig Collection. CONDITION: Near mint, retaining 99% orig Swiss arsenal finish, 90% straw, excellent walnut grips with light wear on checkering and light wood grain. Mag body has some light pitting on the spine, bottom is excellent with no chips or cracking. Bore is shiny with light wear. Holster is in excellent condition with light wear and flaking on the strap. A nice bright Swiss Luger rig. 42321 BS3 (3,000-5,000)

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1113

*RARE DWM 1906 SWISS CROSS IN SUNBURST LUGER WITH HOLSTER. SN 6157. Cal. 30 Luger. 4-3/4″ bbl. Cross over “V” control proof on the left receiver. Most of these guns were stamped with the letter “P” and the release date when they were released from the Swiss Military The “P” release proof was never added to this gun, which is rarely observed. Major parts have small Geneva cross, Swiss cross in sunburst on chamber, DWM scroll from center toggle link, grip safety, area under lower thumb safety position polished bright. All numbered parts are matching. Checkered walnut grips, correct wood bottom mag with steel disks. Holster is an orig brown leather Swiss holster with maker mark from Bern dated 1910. Holster has orig brown leather strap. PROVENANCE: Ex.Fred Datig Collection. CONDITION: Near mint, orig Swiss arsenal finish. Bbl retains approx 98% blue, and 95% straw. Walnut grips have sharp checkering and show beautiful wood grain. Grip screws retain about 20% fired blue. Mag body has a few minor dents and wood bottom is excellent with no chips or cracks. Bore is shiny and sharp. Holster is very good with light wear and some flaking on the top and back. This is a rare and beautiful Swiss cross in sunburst rig without “P” proof. 4-42332 BS1 (4,000-6,000)

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1114

*FINE DWM 1900 SWISS MILITARY LUGER WITH HOLSTER. SN 3630. Cal. 30 Luger. 4-3/4″ bbl. Dished toggles, grip safety, Swiss cross in sunburst above chamber, and “DWM” scroll on center toggle link, rear safety retains orig “V” groove it has not been U’d out, cross over “V” proof on left receiver, small Geneva crosses on bbl and receiver, Swiss arsenal replacement extractor in mismatched front toggle link, which appears to be a period replacement. All other number parts are matching. Checkered walnut grips, a leather lanyard, of the period, sewn on to lanyard ring, Swiss wood mag with metal disks. Brown leather Swiss holster marked “L.G. WALTHER/SATTLER BERN” dated 1906 with red stitching and orig strap. PROVENANCE: Ex. Fred Datig Collection. CONDITION: Near mint, retains 98% orig Swiss arsenal blue, 95% straw. Grips retain sharp checkering, slightly worn with faint wood grain. Has an indent from the holster stud behind the trigger on the right grip. Mag has a couple minor chips in wood bottom, body is excellent. Bore is bright and shiny. Lanyard shows normal wear and holster is very good with light wear and scuffs. The 1900 Swiss was the first Military adopted Luger, and this is a superb example of this model. 42315 BS4 (3,000-5,000)

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1115

*WAFFENFABRIK BERN 1906/1924 SWISS LUGER WITH HOLSTER. SN 20496. Cal. 30 Luger. 4-3/4″ rnd bbl. Grip safety, wide bordered Swiss walnut grips, center toggle link marked “WAFENFABRIK BERN” below a small Swiss cross, small Geneva cross on frame, bbl and receiver, and a Geneva cross over “M” on left side of receiver with a “P54” release stamp indicating the gun was released by the Swiss Military in 1954. All numbered parts are matching, Swiss mag with wood bottom and steel disks. Proper brown “EMILDAPP/SATTLER/SULGEN” holster dated 1910 with proper strap. PROVENANCE: Ex.Fred Datig Collection. CONDITION: Near mint with 99% orig blue and about 98% orig straw, excellent grips have sharp checkering and nice wood grain. Mag body is excellent and wood bottom has no chips or cracks. Bore is shiny with a little bit of wear. Holster is very good with normal wear on front and back. Nice orig Swill Luger rig. 4-42342 BS2 (2,500-3,500)

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1116

*WAFFENFABRIK BERN 1929 SWISS MILITARY LUGER. SN 77294. Cal. 30. 4-3/4″ bbl. Swiss cross in shield on center toggle link, small Geneva crosses on major parts, grip safety, brown plastic grips, proper Swiss mag with “P” proof and brown plastic bottom. All numbered parts are matching. This is one of the last military guns manufactured as it is only a few hundred numbers away from the last gun produced. These guns are unique in that the front frame well has the month and year of manufacturer, this gun having been made in September 1945. PROVENANCE: Ex.Fred Datig Collection. CONDITION: Excellent, retaining 99% orig blue. Grips are sharp with no chips & some light flaking. The grip screws are lightly worn and have been pried. Mag body is near mint and the plastic bottom is excellent with only a few minor chips. Bore is shiny with light wear. A nice example of one of the last Military examples made. 4-42344 BS13 (2,500-3,500)

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1117

*KRIEGHOFF LATE S CODE LUGER. SN 2756. Cal. 9mm 4″ bbl. “KRIEGHOFF/SUHL” logo on center link, “S” stamped on chamber (S is code for 1936). Fine checkered brown plastic grips, Krieghoff Eagle/2 proof on most parts, orig Krieghoff proofed bbl is unnumbered. All numbered parts are matching except for the proper Krieghoff proofed mag, which is about 300 numbers off. The above “S” code was used rather than the actual dates as the manufacturing of these guns was in violation of the Versailles Treaty. CONDITION: Retains about 90% orig blue and 80% orig straw, with scattered light pitting. Grip straps are starting to turn brown and the grips are excellent with a few minor chips and scuffs. Mag is in excellent condition. Bore is worn with light pitting. A good looking Krieghoff orig Luger. 4-42351 BS38 (5,000-7,000)

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1118

*1923 KRIEGHOFF TOGGLE FINNISH LUGER. SN 5021P. Cal. 9mm. 4-1/8″ bbl. DWM frame, matched to a “SA” Finnish proofed receiver, unnumbered bbl with a Finnish proof “T” inside a triangle, inside a circle on top of bbl, Krieghoff Shul logo on center toggle, checkered walnut grips, small parts are either unnumbered or mismatched. Mag is un-proofed extruded aluminum bottom. CONDITION: Gun is 75% Finnish arsenal blue. A few of the small parts including the Krieghoff center toggle link retain orig factory finish. Grips are worn and oil stained almost black. Mag is very good with no chips or dents in the bottom. Bore is a little faded with light wear. 4-42362 BS26 (2,000-3,000)

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1119

*LUGER 1936 KRIEGHOFF. SN 6594. Cal. 9mm. 4″ Mauser unnumbered replacement bbl with an Eagle proof on the right side. Narrow border brown plastic grips, center toggle stamped with anchor & initials “HK” in the u shape of anchor. Below anchor is stamped “KRIEGHOFF SUHL”, and “1936” date stamped on chamber. “Krieghoff Eagle/2” on right side of receiver and frame rail. Stock lug has been ground off. All numbered parts are matching, except the sideplate is mismatched and the mag which is extruded with an aluminum bottom. The side of mag has Eagle/36 proofs. CONDITION: The gun has been restored except for the side plate and bbl, which retain the orig finish. Blue is approx 95% overall, and straw is about 75%. Grips are excellent with no chips or cracks. Mag body is worn with a few areas of light pitting and the aluminum bottom is excellent with a couple minor dings. The bore is sharp with light wear. It’s a nice looking example of a Luger that was made for the Luftwaffe. 4-42352 BS22 (2,000-3,000)

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*LUGER 1942 MAUSER BANNER POLICE EAGLE L. SN 3980Y. Cal. 9mm. 4″ bbl. Checkered walnut grips, Mauser banner logo on center toggle link, “1942” date on chamber, Eagle “N” proof on left receiver, right side of receiver has Eagle “L” proof, checkered walnut grips, black bottom FXO mag. All numbered parts are matching. CONDITION: Gun has been refinished. The refinished blue is about 85% with most of the wear on the bbl and the right frame rail. Grips are worn and have a few deep dings. Mag body is excellent with the bottom having very few minor chips and a crack all the way through the left side. Bore is dull and worn. This gun was possibly a side arm for a German policeman in WWII. 4-42356 BS18 (1,500-2,500)

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1121

*UNIT MARKED SIMSON & Co SUHL LUGER. SN 5311. Cal 9mm. 4″ bbl. SIMSON & Co/SUHL” on center toggle link. Eagle/6 and Eagle/33 proofs on right receiver, checkered walnut Nazi proofed era replacement grips that are mismatched, Holdopen is missing, most parts have small Eagle/6 Simson proofs, wood bottom mag with numbers that do not match on wood bottom. All other numbered parts are matching. Front grip strap unit marked “N.Za.K.43”. One other Simson example is known to be marked by the same unit. CONDITION: Retains about 60% orig blue with scattered light pitting and a few areas of deep pitting. Orig bright blue remains on the toggle area. Grips are worn with nicks & chips. Mag body has light pitting and the wood bottom is worn with some dings & nicks. Bore is worn with light pitting. An unusual and rare unit mark on an orig Simson Luger. 4-42348 BS37 (2,000-4,000)

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1122

*1933 KADETTE INSTITUTE REWORK DWM LUGER. SN 6398H. Cal. 9 mm. 4″ bbl. DWM scroll on center toggle link, recently added “KI./1933” on chamber. Checkered walnut grips, all numbered parts are matching except for the wood bottom mag, some of the parts, including the bbl and frame have been renumbered. This started out as a mismatched DWM Military, that has recently been converted to an all matching KI 1933 Luger. CONDITION: Blue is about 95%, and has a mix of orig & recent blue. The gun has been restrawed to near new, but the color is faint. Grips are worn with minor chips & dings. Mag body is excellent with an area of minor pitting on the spine and some chips and dings on the wood bottom. Bore is bright and sharp. A nice recreation of a desirable Luger creation. 4-42345 BS25 (4,000-6,000)

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*RARE MAUSER K DATE S/42 LUGER SUB VARIATION 3. SN 6580. Cal. 9mm. 4-3/4″ bbl. “K” above chamber (K was the code for 1934), “S”/42 on center toggle link, “B90” & “S81” proofs on right receiver, “B90” on bottom of receiver lug, orig matching numbered mag. All numbered parts are matching except for the grips & firing pin is unnumbered. Gothic “S” on almost all parts. The above “K” code was used rather than the actual year dates as the manufacturing of these guns was in violation of the Versailles Treaty in 1934. The “K” date is one of the rarest Germany Military Luger variations. CONDITION: Retains about 80% orig blue and about 60% orig straw with areas of light scattered pitting overall. Grips are lightly worn, showing nice wood grain, and the left grip has a large chip missing under the safety lever. Grip screws retain about 60% of orig fire blue. Mag is excellent with a slight scuff on the aluminum bottom. Bore is worn with light pitting. Original “K” dates with orig mags are very hard to find. 4-42358 BS30 (4,000-6,000)

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1124

*MAUSER G DATE S/42 LUGER WITH HOLSTER. SN 4230D. Cal. 9mm. 4″ bbl. Marked on the center toggle link is “S/42” (which is the code for Mauser). The “G” marking on the chamber was the code Germany used for the 1935 date. The code was used at that time, rather than the date, as they would have been in violation of the Versailles Treaty which made it illegal for Germany to manufacture Military weapons. German Military “Eagle/211 & S92” acceptance proofs on right receiver, checkered walnut grips, all numbered parts match including the orig matching numbered “Eagle/211” proofed mag, with orig brown military issue holster dated 1938, and an original black bottom FXO mag and is proofed “Eagle/37”. CONDITION: Excellent, retaining about 97% orig blue, and 90% straw. Grip straps are slightly faded, grips are sharp with faint wood grain. Mag is excellent and the matching numbers are totally original. Bore is bright and sharp. Holster is very nice with light wear and a few minor scattered scuffs. It is missing the flap for the take down tool. The extra mag is in excellent condition with not chips or cracks in the plastic bottom. Is a nice looking WWII issue Luger rig. 4-38715 BS6 (2,500-4,000)

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*MAUSER G DATE S/42 LUGER. SN 4718E. Cal. 9mm. 4″ bbl. “G” (G was code for 1935) stamped on top of chamber and “S/42” on center toggle link, checkered walnut grips are unnumbered all numbered parts are matching, unnumbered field replacement hold open, Eagle/63 Germany acceptance proofs on right side of receiver, proper Eagle/63 proofed aluminum bottom mag that is not matching to the gun. The above “G” code was used rather than the actual year dates as the manufacturing of these guns was in violation of the Versailles Treaty in 1935. CONDITION: Gun retains about 90% orig blue, and 70% orig straw. Grips are worn with some chips and scuffs, mag is excellent, with a small gouge on one side of aluminum bottom. Bore is slightly worn with very minor pitting. This is a nice orig “G” date Luger. 4-42353 BS34 (2,500-3,500)

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1126

*1937 MAUSER BANNER LATVIAN LUGER. SN 6975V. Cal. 9mm. 4″ bbl. Mauser Banner logo on center toggle link, “1937” date stamped on chamber, Oberndorf proof on left side of receiver, proper “V” suffix serial number, checkered walnut grips, left grip is matching, right is a unnumbered Mauser ordinance replacement. All numbered parts matching except for Eagle/37 proofed Mauser mag with replacement wood bottom. CONDITION: Gun retains about 65% orig blue with scattered areas of light pitting, straw is about 30%. Grips are well worn with chips and dings and the right grip has a long crack towards the front running about 1/2 the length of the grip. Mag is excellent with a small chip in the wood bottom. Bore is well worn with very light pitting. This is a good example of a rare Mauser contract Luger 4-42354 BS24 (2,500-3,500)

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1127

*MAUSER 1937 S/42 LUGER. SN 8646. Cal. 9mm. 4″ bbl. “S/42” (code for Mauser) on center toggle link, “1937” date on top of chamber, matching numbered checkered walnut grips, Eagle/63 German Military acceptance proofs on right side of receiver. All numbered parts are matching, except for proper aluminum bottom Eagle/63 proofed mag. CONDITION: Retains about 97% blue with most of the blue wear on the lower side of the sideplate with an area that could have been exposed to blood or possibly a flame. Grips are lightly worn with a small chip on the lower front of the left grip, grip screws retain almost all of the orig blue. Mag has blued body and is excellent with a few dents in the spine. Bore is bright and sharp. It is a very nice all orig WWII Military issue Luger. 4-42355 BS27 (2,000-3,000)

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*1940 DUTCH MAUSER BANNER-GERMAN ARMY. SN 2879V. Cal. 9mm. 4″ bbl. Mauser banner on center toggle link, “1940” date on chamber, Mauser “Oberndorf” proof on left receiver, “EAGLE/655”, and “NAZI” era German military acceptance proofs on the right receiver. It is a proper “V” suffix serial number. “RUST” (Dutch for safe) marked safety. Checkered walnut grips, mismatched aluminum bottom mag. All numbered parts are matching except for aluminum bottom mag. Six hundred Lugers of this configuration were diverted to the German military after the invasion of Holland. CONDITION: Professionally restored to new condition, blue and straw are virtually like new. Grips are sharp with a few minor dings and scuffs. Grip screws retain about 95% fire blue. Mag is excellent with light wear on the body and minor dings on the aluminum bottom. Bore is slightly worn. A nice looking example of a rare Dutch variation. 4-42346 BS14 (2,000-3,000)

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*EXTRAORDINARY MAUSER BYF 41 LUGER RIG. SN 2551Y. Cal. 9mm. 4″ bbl. “byf” stamped above center toggle link, “41” above chamber, Eagle/655 proofs on right receiver All numbered parts have orig matching numbers, right down to the grips and firing pin. Checkered walnut grips, with black bottom Eagle/37 proofed FXO mags and proper Eagle/655 proofed takedown tool in a “JKh/41” stamped over an “Eagle/WaA927” proof black leather holster with “P.O 8” stamped on right back side. CONDITION: Gun is all orig retaining about 98% blue. Grips are lightly worn with a few minor dings and show light wood grain. Mags are excellent retaining about 98% blue on the bodies and the black bottoms are excellent with only minor dings and no cracks. Takedown tool is also excellent retaining about 95% of orig finish. Holster is solid, the orig black finish on the front retains about 70% of its orig color, it has never been died as the stitching is still white. Mag pouch and back has faded to brown. Bore is sharp and shiny. This is a totally orig and complete Luger rig as it would have been issued to a German soldier in WWII and is in great condition. 4-44315 BS52 (3,000-5,000)

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1130

*LUGER Ku 41-42 WITH HOLSTER. SN 4411. Cal. 9mm. 4″ bbl. Stamped with “41” dated on chamber, and “42” on center toggle link (the 42 is a code for Mauser). The “Ku” markings have been recently added. Checkered walnut grips with matching numbers, and an original FXO Eagle/37 proofed black plastic bottom mag. All numbered parts are matching (some have been re-numbered to match). Some parts including bbl and trigger are un-numbered. Gun has been dip re-blued. Black leather holster is marked “jvf/1941” and “P.08”. CONDITION: Dip re-blued to virtually 100%. Grips are lightly worn and oil stained with some minor chips and faint wood grain showing through. Mag body retains 99% orig blue and the black plastic bottom is near new with a very minor chip and no cracks. Bore is lightly worn with very light pitting. Holster is worn and scuffed with about 70% of the orig black finish remaining, and the top flap has some stitching separated in the middle, but a very good looking holster. This is a Mauser that has been refinished to look like a Luger. 4-42347 BS32 (1,500-2,500)

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1131

LUGER SNAIL DRUM MAGAZINE WITH EARLY TELESCOPING WINDING LEVER WITH DUST COVER. DRUM LOADING TOOL AND OILER/ CLEANER. SN NSN. Early snail drum is numbered 57124 on base and 663394 on top, and is fitted with dust cover. Loading tool with large hollow handle is marked with crowned “S” proof. Also included is steel oiler with screw-in cleaning rod. CONDITION: Very fine, drum retaining most of its original blue, silvered on edges. Dust cover retains most of its lacquer with some slight rusting. Loading tool also retains most of its blue with some cleaning and pinprick pitting on one side. Cleaner/ oiler is excellent. 4-42484 MGM220 (2,000-3,000)

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1132

TYPE II LUGER SNAIL DRUM MAGAZINE WITH LOADING TOOL, DUST COVER, AND CLEANING ROD/ OILER. SN NSN. Typical later production snail drum with folding handle, SN 172226 on top and bottom, is also stamped with B/N and comes with dust cover. Later loading tool with smaller diameter handle has 3-ring mark as well as crowned “PL” proof. Oiler/ cleaning rod is also included. CONDITION: Excellent, all pieces retaining nearly all their orig blue, only slightly silvered on high edges. Dust cover retains 70% orig lacquer. A truly exceptional snail drum. 4-42485 MGM221 (2,000-3,000)

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1133

*LUGER DWM 1920 CARBINE WITH STOCK. SN 105. Cal. 30. 11-3/4″ bbl with adjustable rear sight and long front sight ring. Grip safety, DWM scroll on center link, long frame, front frame extension is crudely added with a reinforcing screw in addition to crude welding. Bbl and receiver have matching numbers, frame is unnumbered and small parts are either unnumbered or mismatched, which is common on this model. “MADE IN GERMANY” on left side of frame. Crown/N proof on left side of receiver. Checkered walnut grips, checkered walnut forearm with sling swivel, checkered walnut stock with serrated hard rubber buttplate. Mag with plain wood bottom and unnumbered. CONDITION: Blue and straw have been professionally restored and appear about 99% new. Bore is bright and sharp. Forearm checkering is sharp, the wood has a few minor dings & chips. Grips are worn and oil stained. Checkering on stock is worn with minor light scuff marks and light gouges, attaching iron lever and straw on attaching iron are near mint. Buttplate is excellent. Mag body has light pitting overall, wood bottom has light nicks & scuffs. The carbine model is a necessary addition to any Luger collection. 4-42339 BS42 (6,000-10,000)

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1134

*LUGER DWM 1920 COMMERCIAL LONG BARREL WITH HOLSTER. SN 4650A. Cal. 9mm 15-3/4″” bbl with adjustable rear artillery style sight with fine tune feature with no proofs or serial numbers. DWM scroll on center toggle link, Crown/N proof on left receiver, checkered walnut grips, brown plastic bottom 1929 Swiss mag. All numbered parts are matching with the side plate and rear toggle link having been renumbered to match. The front toggle link is an unnumbered replacement. Contemporary light brown leather holster is stamped “100/The George Lawrence Company/Portland.Oregon.USA/9MM/LU/16”. Long bbls were typically added to commercial Lugers by American retailers. CONDITION: Gun retains about 95% orig blue, and the bbl is about 50% orig blue, about 65% straw. Grips are worn and oil stained with some chips and gouges. Mag is near mint. Bore is sharp and slightly faded. Holster is excellent with light wear and normal scuffs from moderate use. A unique long bbl Luger and holster combo. 4-42360 BS39 (2,500-4,000)

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1135
Revised: 9/30/2011

Additional Information: This exact pistol is listed by number in “The Mauser Parabellum 1930-1946” by Don Hollock and Joop van de Kant, pages 437 and 4543 and is 1 of 25 in this series. Only 4 being recorded as existing.

*RARE DWM 1920 STOEGER AMERICAN EAGLE SAFE AND LOADED. SN 8717 U. 30 cal, 4″ bbl. “DWM” scroll on center toggle link. American Eagle crest above chamber and “GERMANY” and “A.F. STOEGER INC/NEW YORK.” on the right receiver. Crown/N proof on the left receiver and on bottom of bbl “U” suffix 4-digit serial number and “GERMANY” mark on front of frame. Having checkered walnut grips. “GERMANY” stamped on wood bottom of magazine. All numbered parts are matching. CONDITION: Very Fine. Retains about 90% original blue with most of the wear being on the right frame rail and rear grip strap. Straw appears to be in near new condition. Grips have light wear and are oil stained with very faint wood grain still showing. Magazine body has scattered very light pitting and the wood bottom has some minor nicks and dings. Bore is bright and sharp. A rare, all matching, American Eagle variation. 4-44136 (7,000-9,000)

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1136

*DWM 1906 AMERICAN EAGLE LUGER. SN 67277. Cal. 30 Luger. Standard configuration with 4-3/4″ tapered bbl, grip safety, wide trigger. All parts except magazine are correctly numbered and crown N proofed. Extractor is marked “Loaded”. Dense walnut grips are unnumbered. CONDITION: Excellent, retaining 96% blue, slightly silvered on sharp edges. Sear boss on sideplate is silvered to 50%. Straw of safety lever discolored at base. Area of light cleaning on right side of magazine release and trigger. Grips show some wear, and re-checkering on bottom left. Markings have been filled with gold color (easily removed with acetone). Bright, excellent bore. Tin-plated magazine has been engine turned on sides and back. Bottom of walnut base plug has been smoothed and refinished. A fine example of this classic Luger; it could use a good cleaning. 4-40343 MGM6 (3,000-5,000)

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*DWM 1906 AMERICAN EAGLE 4-3/4″. SN 45531. Cal. 30. 4-3/4″ bbl. Grip safety, DWM scroll on center toggle link, American Eagle crest above chamber. “GERMANY” export stamped below serial number on frame. Checkered walnut grips, proper plain bottom wood mag. All numbered parts are matching. CONDITION: Retains about 97% orig blue, and 90% orig straw. Grips are lightly worn with a few minor chips & dings. Mag is excellent with a few areas of corrosion on the body. Bore is lightly worn and faded. Nice looking original American Eagle Luger. 4-42328 BS40 (2,000-3,000)

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1138

*DWM 1920 COMMERCIAL LUGER WITH UNUSUAL GRIP SAFETY. SN 8572 i. Cal. 7.62 mm. 3-3/4″ Barrel. Standard configuration except for grip safety. Unnumbered wood base plug magazine and firing pin. Toggle assembly has number (on rear link, other parts are unnumbered), otherwise all numbers match and are correctly placed, including grips. Crown N proofs are on central link, receiver, and bbl. CONDITION: Excellent, as refinished. Appears to be an exceptionally well done restoration, or possible arsenal recondition, as most 1920 commercials were. Receiver and frame show excellent quality polish over some slight pitting, with slightly rounded corners. Bbl appears to be new. Grip checkering is sharp and clean. All blued parts show only slight edge wear, as does straw. There are a few fairly heavy nicks on right rear of frame. Bore is mint. 4-42617 MGM159 (1,500-2,000)

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1139

*UNIQUE CONSECUTIVE SN PAIR 1938 MAUSER BANNER COMMERCIAL LUGERS. SN 6999 V/ 7000V. 9 mm, 4″ bbl. Gun 6999 has Mauser banner on center toggle link. “1938” date on chamber. Obendorf proof on left side of receiver. All numbered parts are matching except checkered walnut grips and the hold open. Magazine is an Eagle/37 proofed “fxo”, plain aluminum bottom extruded magazine. Gun 7000 has Mauser banner on center toggle link, “1938” date on chamber. Obendorf proof on left side of receiver and on some small parts. All numbered parts are matching except checkered walnut grips. Unnumbered, extruded, aluminum bottom “fxo” magazine. CONDITION: Guns have been professionally restored to near new condition. Restoration would almost pass for original if not for a few areas of blued over pits on internal surfaces. Color of blue and straw is almost perfect. Grips are sharp with a few minor dings and nicks. Magazine bodies retain 95% blue and the aluminum bottoms are excellent with very minor nicks/dings. The bores are generally sharp with some light pitting. An interesting pair of consecutive commercial Mauser banners. 4-44133, 4-44134 BS66 (6,000-8,000)

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*SPECTACULAR CONDITION LUGER 1923 DWM COMMERCIAL. SN 89408. Cal. 30. 4″ bbl. DWM scroll on center toggle link, walnut grips, commercial “Crown/N” proofs on bbl and receiver, proper wood bottom un-numbered mag. All numbered parts are matching. “GERMANY EXPORTS” stamped on front of frame under serial number. CONDITION: Near new condition, almost 100% orig blue, straw is 98%. Checkered walnut grips are sharp with only a few light minor nicks, the grips retain their orig color with no oil stains, grip screws appear new, beautiful fire blue. The mag has a light patina on the body and the wood bottom appears to be in new condition with no chips or cracks. Bore is bright and sharp. This gun is in pristine condition and about as close to show room new as you can find for a Luger. 4-42341 BS11 (2,000-3,000)

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1141
Revised: 9/30/2011

Additional Information: Page 350 of “The Mauser Parabellum 1930-1945” states that this pistol is from the First Batch of Police Guns 33V – 1332V with a total of 90 shipped between 1930 and 1934.

*RARE EARLY MAUSER/ DWM OBERNDORF LUGER WITH HOLSTER AND CAPTURE PAPERS. SN 1204V. Cal. 9 mm. This scarce, early Mauser production Luger using leftover DWM parts mixed with new Mauser parts, is one routed to early Nazi police use, and is fitted with sear safety; a Prussian state requirement dating from 1933. Kenyon in LUGERS AT RANDOM estimates 500, at most, of these were produced. Still in THIRD REICH LUGERS estimates a production of approximately 300. This example has high polish DWM toggle assembly, frame, and side-plate. Bbl and receiver appear to be Mauser production with distinctive early machining of front sight band. Unique to this particular group of Lugers is a large crowned U-proof on side of receiver. SN of this specimen, 1204V, puts it toward the end of the estimated production numbers of this type which appears were made immediately after the Stoeger contract which used leftover American Eagle receivers. Trigger, take-down lever, and ejector exhibit brightly strawed color usually found in early Mauser production. Tinned wood based magazine is numbered 6216. Black early police style holster is marked “Franz Cobau Berlin 1935” with sunburst with “K”. It is also marked “S. B.” and with matted out SN “7505”. Another number which appears to be “8104” has been scraped away, and no. “1204” stamped in its place. Pistol and holster are accompanied by original capture papers dated 17 November ’45, in the name of John Authier listing “1 – Luger, GER no. 1204”, “1- Holster”, and “1- Clip”. PROVENANCE: Capture papers. CONDITION: Fine. Metal retains 75 – 80% orig blue, silvered on muzzle band, portions of bbl, and other high points. Grip straps are mostly brown. There is some pinprick pitting through straw on bottom of safety lever and right side of trigger. Grips show considerable wear. Bore is excellent. Magazine is fine. Holster is fine, mostly black, but flap and magazine compartment are turning brown. Capture papers are foxed and creased. A scarce, honest, early Nazi Luger, as brought back by returning G.I. 4-41830 MGM57 (2,000-3,000)

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1142

*DWM 1906 COMMERCIAL 4 INCH BARREL LUGER. SN 488883. Cal. 9mm. 4″ bbl. DWM scroll on front toggle link. “BUG” proofs on receiver, bbl and some small parts, checkered walnut grips, and grip safety. All numbered parts are matching except mag with wooden bottom. It does not have a “GERMANY” export stamp. This gun was probably a war souvenir as it was not manufactured for export from Germany CONDITION: Gun retains about 98% of the orig blue and about 95% straw. There is some flaking on the right frame rails. Grips are lightly worn with minor chips and dings, wood grain is still visible. Mag body is excellent with a few areas of pitting and the wood bottom has some gouges, scuffs & chips. Bore is lightly worn but still bright. It’s a rare early commercial Luger in nice orig condition. 4-42329 BS41 (3,000-5,000)

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1143

*MAUSER 42 BANNER COMMERICAL LUGER. SN 8254Y. Cal. 9mm. 4″ bbl. Mauser Banner logo on center toggle link, “42” date above chamber, Eagle/N commercial proofed on left side of receiver, proper “Y” suffix serial number, narrow border black plastic grips that are post war reproductions, unnumbered aluminum bottom mag. All numbered parts are matching except for the toggle pin. Appears to have been arsenal dip blued except for the take down lever, that retains the orig blue. CONDITION: Blue is about 98%. Grips are well worn and have shrunk slightly. Mag is in excellent orig condition. Bore is sharp but slightly faded with very light pitting. 4-42359 BS28 (2,500-3,500)

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1144

*CUSTOM 22 CALIBER LUGER 1917 ERFURT SPLIT RECEIVER CONVERSION WITH WOOD STOCK. SN 4898. Cal. 22. 6-1/4″ bbl. Erfurt logo on center toggle link, “1917” date on chamber, German proofs on receiver frame and bbl. Receiver has been split, and gun has been re-barreled in 22 caliber, orig non-matching wood bottom mag contains a 22 cal. mag inserted into the 9 mm body, and walnut checkered grips, fitted with a contemporary Luger artillery style wood stock that is unnumbered. All numbered parts are matching. This is a unique one of a kind functioning 22 conversion that was made by an expert gunsmith. CONDITION: Fine, retains 97% contemporary finish with 50% straw. Walnut grips are worn and there is an indent on the right grip where a small missing plaque was fitted. Wood stock is in near new condition. Mag body is excellent with some chips & dings on the wood bottom, with near mint bore. This is a very unique custom Luger that would make an excellent small caliber shooter. 4-42338 BS7 (1,000-2,000)

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1145

*SCARCE FACTORY ENGRAVED PRE-WAR WALTHER PPK SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 285984K. Cal. 7.65 mm (32 ACP). Blue finish with 3-1/4″ bbl, fixed sights and orig mottled brown composition 1-pc grip with Walther banner at top on each side. Pistol is beautifully engraved in typical pre-war German oak leaf & acorn patterns with stippled background. It has full coverage engraving on slide and exposed areas of the frame. Sides of trigger are engraved to match. Slide has usual Walther markings on left side with an eagle “N” proof mark on right side. Bbl boss of frame engraved in diamond patterns in exposed area of ejection port and also has an eagle “N” proof. Toe of front strap is engraved in relief intertwined initials that appear to be “AF” whose identity is unknown. Accompanied by one orig flat base magazine with engraved base plate. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains about all of its fine orig factory finish with faint sharp edge wear. Grip is sound and crisp with faint diamond point wear. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with a ring about 1-1/2″ from muzzle. Magazine is equally new. 4-44129 (4,500-6,500)

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1146

*RARE MAUSER HSC WARTIME PRODUCTION PRIZE PISTOL. SN 872672. Cal. 7.65 mm (32 ACP). Standard HSC with 3-1/4″ bbl that has eagle “N” proof on right side of the lug, last three digits of SN on bottom of lug, along with three intertwined “RW” proofs. Inside recess of slide has the same “RW” proof along with an “N” proof. No other proof marks were observed on the pistol. Finish of the slide & frame is high luster blue with fixed sights on the slide and it is mounted with 2-pc unmarked black composition grips. Inside grips are marked with the numbers “2228/2” and “2229/2” along with the initials “ejo” and a stylized intertwined initial that appears to be “MD/S”. Left side of slide has usual Mauser banner and Mauser roll markings filled with gold paint. Left top side of slide is inlaid in gold “Meister Schieben”. The “b” is actually pronounced as a double “S”, ie. “Schiessen”, which translates to “Master Shooter” or “Top Shot”. Left side of front web of trigger guard is inlaid in gold “1941” and the large initials “W.M.” apparently the year the prize was awarded and the initials of the person who won it. Accompanied by one steel base finger rest magazine. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Overall retains virtually all of its orig factory high polish blue with only some slight thinning and a few small nicks on front strap. Magazine is equally fine. Grips are equally fine with some minor box wear on right side and show crisp diamond points. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-44130 JR86 (3,000-4,000)

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1147

*RARE WARTIME PRODUCTION DURAL FRAME WALTHER PPK SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 428739K. Cal. 7.65 mm (32 ACP). Blue finish with 3-1/4″ bbl, fixed sights and standard markings on slide. Right side of frame has the SN & an eagle “N” proof on the frame bbl boss visible through the ejection port. Slide also has an eagle “N” proof below ejection port. Mounted with black composition Walther banner 1-pc grip. Accompanied by one flat base magazine. Wartime produced PPKs with Dural frame and milled finish are quite scarce and seldom encountered especially those civilian models that are not government agency marked as most of the production went to the German military. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Overall retains about 96-97% strong orig blue on the slide and a plummy anodized finish on the frame. Both frame & slide have the wartime milled finish. Grip is sound showing light diamond point wear. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-44128 JR85 (1,500-2,500)

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1148

*SCARCE SIG MODEL P210-2 SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN P306723. Cal. 9 mm Luger. 2-tone matte finish with blued bbl and browned frame. It has 4-3/4″ bbl with fixed sights and the Swiss cross & shield just in front of rear sight. Mounted with orig checkered black composition grips and the right side of frame is marked “SIG ARMS INC. TYSONS CORNER VIRGINIA”. Accompanied by its orig blue foam lined hinged lid box, owner’s manual, safety pamphlet and its orig factory target dated “1983”. Also accompanying are a total of five orig single column P210 magazines, an orig Sig P210 loading aid and an orig unused light brown leather holster with orig shoulder strap. The Sig P210 is one of the world’s finest semi-auto pistols, virtually hand fitted with internal rails and was employed by Switzerland’s military & police departments for many years. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, appears to be new & unfired retaining virtually all of its orig factory finish with no discernible flaws. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Magazines have magic marker “210” on their right sides, otherwise appear unused. Box foam lining has collapsed, otherwise box is also fine. Holster is new in the orig wrapper, shoulder strap is also new. 4-42422 JR71 (2,000-3,000)

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1148a
Revised: 9/26/2011

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*COLT ALL AMERICAN MODEL 2000 SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN PF04556. Cal. 9mm. 4-1/2″ bbl. Standard front and rear sight with white dots. Slide has raised serrated 1/2″ rib across top. Left side is marked “Colt All American/Model 2000” followed by rampant Colt logo. Right side is marked “Double Action/9mm”. Polymer frame is marked on left side “Colt’s Pt. Fa., Mfg. Co./Hartford, CT., U.S.A./Pats. Pend.”. Checkered front and rear straps with hard rubber checkered grips with silver Colt insignia. Accompanied with two original magazines. PROVENANCE: Dr. Charles Bradley, Lubbock, TX. CONDITION: As new and appears test fired only. Gun retains virtually all its original factory finish with just a couple minor handling marks. Mechanics are crisp with bright, shiny new bore. Accompanied with is original factory blue hard case and owners’ manual. 9-21224 (400-700)

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1149

*RARE COLT MODEL 1905 SEMI-AUTO PISTOL CUT FOR SHOULDER STOCK. SN 1234. Cal. 45 ACP. Blue finish with 5″ bbl, fixed sights and mounted with diamond checkered walnut grip panels. Left side of slide has standard markings including patent dates through 1905 and the rampant Colt in a circle at the rear. Back strap is slotted for the very rare leather & metal shoulder stock/holster, unfortunately which is missing. Accompanied by one orig unmarked all blue magazine. Only about 6,100 of these rare pistols were produced in the period 1905-1911 with very few of that number slotted for the shoulder stock. They are rarely found today and even more rare to be found with high orig finish. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains about 88-90% strong orig factory blue with some fine surface pitting and discoloration on right front side of slide, otherwise shows only sharp edge & high point wear with a series of small dings just above slide stop. Right side of slide has a hairline crack at the right front top edge of the wedge slot. Hammer retains most of its orig case colors, turned dark. Grips are sound with a few chipped & mashed diamonds showing moderate wear with about 50% orig varnish. Magazine is fine with about 60% thin blue. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore. 4-42522 JR20 (3,500-5,000)

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1150

*COLT MODEL 1905 45 AUTOMATIC PISTOL. SN 1163. Cal. 45 rimless smokeless. Bbl length is 5″, with early style snub hammer, finely checkered and varnished grips, blued finish with case colored hammer. Standard model with later markings on the slide having the 1905 patent date. CONDITION: Fine. 70-80% orig blue with areas of the slide and grip straps fading to a smooth patina and fine scratches on upper surfaces of the slide. Hammer has 70% case colors. Grips have good checkering with light handling marks near the butt. Proper magazine with thinning blue. Crisp mechanics. Bore has strong rifling with frosted appearance. 4-42398 DS15 (3,000-5,000)

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1151

*EXTREMELY RARE COLT MODEL 1911 SPECIAL ARMY SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 8. Cal. 45 ACP. Exceedingly rare Colt pistol with only a total of 15 having been made in early 1911 for test trials. Pistol has all the appearances of a Model 1911 with 5″ bbl that has the two locking ribs on the top not having been cut all the way around as with the earlier Model 1910. Bbl is altogether unmarked on the top or sides of the lug but has a small “C” at the rear face of the bbl extension and on rear face of the bbl lug. Slide is marked on left side “PATENTED / APR. 20. 1897. SEPT. 9. 1902. DEC. 19. 1905.” and “COLT’S PT. F.A. MFG. CO. / HARTFORD, CT. U.S.A.” and has the rampant Colt in a circle at left rear end. Right side of slide is marked “AUTOMATIC COLT / CALIBRE 45 RIMLESS SMOKELESS”. Frame is unmarked except for the SN on left side of frame just forward of the slide lock pin hole. Hammer has a long wide checkered spur with a short grip safety and straight spring housing with lanyard loop. Thumb safety, slide lock and spring tube are hand checkered. Trigger, hammer, thumb safety & slide lock are all high polished fire blued as are the grip screws and right end of the magazine latch. Magazine latch is 1st type with dimpled lock. Trigger is smooth on its face. Pistol is mounted with small diamond checkered walnut grips that have a “T” stamped inside each grip. Accompanied by one all blue lanyard loop magazine with pinned base. This small group of pistols was produced by Colt for the test trials of 1911. It isn’t clear exactly which pistols were actually used in the test trials or, if in fact, all 15 of them were used. According to U.S. Military Automatic Pistols 1894-1920, Meadows, this pistol, SN “8”, was sent by Colt to the Ordnance Dept. destined for Maj. Gen. Leonard Wood. Serial number “7” was shipped to Gen. William Crozier, Chief of Ordnance and SN “9” was intended for Secretary of War Dickinson. Apparently Gen. Wood & Secretary Dickinson declined serial numbers “8” & “9”, which were then resold to Albert Foster, Jr. in July 1911. This rare pistol and the other surviving pistols from that first production run are directly responsible for the adoption of the venerable Model 1911 which, in one form or another, is still being produced today and, in some areas of the world, is still being used by military forces. The opportunity to own such a historic firearm rarely ever presents itself and then for only a fleeting moment. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains virtually all of a spectacular professionally restored finish with strong bright blue on slide, frame, bbl & magazine and brilliant fire blue on the trigger, thumb safety, hammer & slide lock. Grips are new manufactured with small diamonds. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-42612 JR125 (25,000-35,000)

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*RARE 1ST USMC CONTRACT COLT 1911 SEMI-AUTO MILITARY PISTOL. SN 3668. Cal. 45 ACP. This pistol was part of the 1st USMC Contract in 1912. All blue finish with unmarked 5″ bbl, usual slide markings with last patent date on left side “1911”. It has the rampant Colt in a circle at left rear end and is marked “MODEL OF 1911 U.S. ARMY” on the right side. It has orig fixed sights with thin blade half moon front sight and rnd topped V-notch rear sight. Top of hammer slot at the rear of the slide is stamped with a tiny “H”. Top of frame, by the disconnector, is stamped “H4”. It has short spur grip safety and flat mainspring housing and is fitted with reproduction large diamond checkered walnut grips. Left forward side of frame is marked “UNITED STATES PROPERTY” and has the “WGP” (Maj. Walter G. Penfield) inspector cartouche. SN is located on right forward side of frame. Accompanied by one 2-tone lanyard loop magazine. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Overall retains virtually all of an outstanding professionally restored finish with bright Colt style blue. Polishing for the restoration is extremely fine with very high luster. Grips appear new with no discernible flaws. Magazine, also professionally restored has one area of pitting on right side. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, probably unfired since restoration. 4-42620 JR75 (2,000-3,000)

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1153

*COLT COMMERCIAL MODEL 1911 LEND-LEASE (?). SN C17293. Cal. 45 ACP. Standard configuration and markings for government model with C prefix number 1913 slide date, additionally stamped with Birmingham nitro proofs on bbl, and with view marks at left rear of slide, and left side of frame under safety lever. Pistol has one 7-shot magazine with lanyard loop. CONDITION: Fine, retaining approx 50 – 60% orig blue, considerably silvered and browned on slide and grip straps. Walnut grips are fine showing considerable wear of checkering. Magazine is mostly gray brown and shows considerably cleaned oxidation. Front sight is missing. Bore is excellent. All other mechanics are fine. A fine old war horse that came back from “over there.” 4-42097 MGM19 (1,500-2,500)

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1154

*EXTRAORDINARILY RARE ONE MILLIONTH GOLD PLATED PRESENTATION REMINGTON RAND MODEL 1911A1 SEMI-AUTO MILITARY PISTOL. SN 1000000. Cal. 45 ACP. Full gold plated finish with standard slide & frame markings, fixed sights and full checkered brown composition Keyes Fiber grips and gold plated grip screws. Accompanied by one full gold plated magazine with “S” code (Scovill) on the toe. This pistol is without military proofs or acceptance stamps. Remington Rand made two gold plated pistols, this one whose presentation is not known, and the other SN 1915082 which was presented to the High Standard Mfg. Co. in appreciation for the bbls they supplied to Remington Rand. This information is contained in U.S. Military Automatic Pistols 1920-1945, Meadows, and is pictured, in three views, on p. 96. It is also pictured as Color Plate 6 in the back of the book, along with the High Standard presentation pistol. Accompanied by its orig walnut presentation stand that has an inscribed brass plaque on top front “1,000,000th PISTOL CALIBER .45 M1911 A1 / MANUFACTURED BY / REMINGTON RAND INC. SYRACUSE, N.Y.”. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to obtain an extraordinarily rare WWII pistol that is truly one of a kind. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, new & unfired. Overall retains all of its orig factory gold plating. Grips are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Stand is equally new. 4-42614 JR77 (8,500-12,500)

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1155
Revised: 9/8/2011

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This exact pistol is pictured in R. Scott Meadows book on pg 129.

*EXTREMELY RARE ITHACA PRESENTATION MODEL 1911A1 SEMI-AUTO MILITARY PISTOL. SN I.G.31. Cal. 45 ACP. According to U.S. Military Automatic Pistols 1920-1945, Meadows, after the completion & cancellation of Government contracts the Ithaca Gun Co. assembled 50 more pistols with high polish blue finish and no military inspector or acceptance marks. These rare pistols were serial numbered in the usual place on right sides of frames from 1 to 50, preceded by “I.G.”. This inscription & number was hand engraved. These “I.G.” pistols’ manufacturer is documented in a letter on Ithaca letterhead written by John McMorrow, Customer Service Dept. wherein he verifies that 50 such pistols were produced “mostly for presentation purposes, and serial numbered them from “I.G.-1 on up. All officials of the Ithaca Gun Company received one of these guns. Presentations were also made to members of the Ordinance (sic) Division directly concerned with the highly successful arrangement between Ithaca and the Ordinance (sic).” This pistol is all blue finish with high luster polish marked on left side of slide “ITHACA GUN CO., INC. / ITHACA, N.Y.”. There are no other markings on the slide. Sights are orig fixed type. Frame has the SN on right side and has small inspector initials “H”, “S” and “R” around the disconnector hole. Hammer is late type with serrated spur and it has a serrated mainspring housing. Mounted with full checkered brown composition Keyes Fiber grips with donuts. Bbl has a small “P” on left side of lug and a small “F” on right side and the bbl chamber area has been polished bright over the top. Accompanied by one “L” Code (M.S. Little) all blue WWII magazine. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, probably unfired. Overall retains virtually all of its orig factory high polish blue with only very faint sharp edge wear. Grips & mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Magazine is equally new. 4-42615 JR76 (6,000-8,000)

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*SCARCE SPRINGFIELD ARMORY NATIONAL MATCH SEMI-AUTO MILITARY PISTOL. SN 1604838. Cal. 45 ACP. Parkerized finish with National Match bbl & bushing. Bbl is numbered to the frame. Slide is a Colt National Match slide with Colt markings on right side and the National Match part number on left side. Frame has the usual “UNITED STATES PROPERTY M1911A1” markings on right side over the SN with a small Ordnance wheel at right rear edge. Just forward of the slide lock pin hole is stamped with a large “SA” and overstamped “RIA” indicating that it was probably rebuilt at Rock Island Arsenal. Right front web of trigger guard is stamped “NM” and there is a large “T” just above the magazine release opening. Left side of frame has the inspector initials “FJA” (Lt. Col. F.J. Atwood) and a “P” proof just above magazine release. Top of the slide has a thick, serrated partridge front sight and a fully adjustable “KENSIGHT” rear sight that is marked “US” on left side of dovetail. Hammer is late style with serrated spur, it has a serrated arched mainspring housing and hand checkered front strap. Mounted with full checkered walnut grips and accompanied by two all blue WWII magazines, one “S” code (Scovill) and the other “L” code (Little). The “L” code magazine has the last four digits of the SN in electric pencil on the bottom right side. Accompanied by its orig DD Form 1149-4 “REQUISITION AND INVOICE / SHIPPING DOCUMENT” from the National Rifle Association of America (NRA) to Letterkenney Ordnance Depot which identifies this pistol by SN to be shipped to Mr. Edgar P. Erickson of Paramus, NJ. Form is dated Nov. 5, 1962. Total cost was $17.00. Authentic military National Match pistols rarely ever come to market. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching, has been fired but very little. Overall retains about all of its orig blackish arsenal Parkerized finish showing only very minor sharp edge wear. Magazines are equally new. Grips are crisp with very minor diamond point wear. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-42425 JR80 (2,000-3,500)

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*REMINGTON RAND MODEL 1911A1 SEMI-AUTO MILITARY PISTOL. SN 1786540. (ADDITIONAL INFORMATION): Serial #1 is lightly penciled in top left corner of box lid. This is the original craft box for the gun. Cal. 45 ACP. Parkerized finish with 5″ all blued bbl with “P” proof on left side of the lug and an “F” on right side. Left side of slide has the standard 3rd type roll marking and right side of frame has usual “UNITED STATES PROPERTY M1911 A1 U.S. ARMY” roll marking above SN and a small Ordnance wheel at right rear edge. There are various small inspector initials on several parts. Left side of frame has the “FJA” (Lt. Col. F.J. Atwood) inspector initials above trigger relief cut and a small “P” proof below magazine release. Slide release, thumb safety, grip safety, bbl bushing & hammer are blued and it has a serrated mainspring housing. Pistol is mounted with full checkered brown composition Keyes Fiber grips. Accompanied by one all blued pinned base magazine with a “B” on the toe. Bottom front of frame is electric pencil with a 9-digit number. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Overall retains about 98% crisp, orig gray/green Parkerized finish with only light sharp edge wear and a few pin prick points of rust on left top edge of the slide. Grips are crisp, magazine is extremely fine, crisp mechanics, brilliant shiny bore. 4-42424 JR81 (1,250-1,750)

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*FINE REMINGTON RAND MODEL 1911A1 SEMI-AUTO MILITARY PISTOL. SN 2404723. Cal. 45 ACP. Standard Parkerized finish with 5″ blued bbl and usual markings on slide & frame. Left side of frame has the “FJA” (Lt. Col. Frank J. Atwood) inspector initials above the trigger relief cut along with a small “P” proof below magazine release. Mounted with full checkered brown fiber stocks with small escutcheon rings and the Keyes Fiber Co. logo & mold numbers on inside. Accompanied by one orig all blue Risdon magazine. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Shows little evidence of use and overall retains about 97-98% strong orig gray/green Parkerized finish with slight muzzle edge wear and a couple of spots of sharp edge wear on slide. Body of bbl shows some thinning of blue. Grips are sound with a couple of minor mashed diamond points and light diamond point wear. Magazine, probably not orig to this pistol, shows moderate wear. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-44131 JR25 (1,250-1,750)

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1159

*FINE ITHACA MODEL 1911A1 SEMI-AUTO MILITARY PISTOL. SN 1870664. Cal. 45 ACP. Parkerized finish with 5″ blued bbl that has a small “P” on left side of lug and a small “F” on right side of lug. Slide & frame have usual markings with a small Ordnance wheel at right rear side and the “FJA” (Lt. Col. F.J. Atwood) inspector initials on left side with a small “P” below magazine release. Mounted with full checkered brown composition grips with donuts and accompanied by an “S” code all blue WWII magazine. Additionally accompanied by a 2-pc Kraft colored cardboard colored box with Ithaca nomenclature on the top. While Ithaca pistols are not uncommon they are seldom found with high orig finish. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Overall retains 97-98% strong Parkerized finish. Grips are crisp with a couple of mashed diamonds and minor diamond point wear. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. Box is fine. 4-42427 JR73 (1,500-2,500)

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*RARE COLT SERVICE MODEL ACE SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN SM5336. Cal. 22 LR. Parkerized finish with 5″ floating chamber bbl, standard front sight with serrated rear edge and fully adjustable target rear sight. Left side of slide has usual company information & patent dates with rampant Colt. Right side of slide is marked “COLT SERVICE MODEL ACE” in a diamond and “.22 LONG RIFLE”. Right side of frame has a small Ordnance wheel at rear edge and “UNITED STATES PROPERTY” above the SN. Left side of frame has the inspector initials “GHD” (Lt. Col. Guy H. Drewry). Mounted with full checkered brown composition with large donuts and is accompanied by one orig 1950s Service Model Ace magazine and a modern Kraft paper 2-pc box. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Overall retains virtually all of its crisp Parkerized finish with distinctive, darker temper line on front end of the slide. Grips are crisp showing very light diamond point wear. Magazine retains most of a custom black finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, may have been fired but if so, very little. Box is fine. 4-42426 JR72 (2,000-3,000)

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1161
Revised: 9/8/2011

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Serial #1 is lightly penciled in top left corner of box lid. This is the original craft box for the gun.

*EXTRAORDINARILY RARE REMINGTON RAND “DEMONSTRATION PISTOL” SERIAL NUMBER “1” MODEL 1911A1 SEMI-AUTO MILITARY PISTOL. SN 1. Cal. 45 ACP. Parkerized finish with 5″ all blued bbl having a large “P” on left side of lug and “HS” on right side of lug. Left side of slide is roll marked “REMINGTON RAND INC. / SYRACUSE, N.Y. U.S.A.” in 3rd type roll marking. However this marking appears to be of an unusual size being only 15/16″ long. Rear slide, under firing pin retainer, is stamped with a small “G” inspector initial which is also stamped on top of frame by the disconnector. Right side of slide is unmarked. Slide has distinctive temper line over about the front 1/3 and has standard fixed sights. Frame is altogether unmarked, without inspector’s initials or U.S. Property marking and has no Ordnance wheel acceptance mark. Mounted with full checkered brown composition grips with large donuts with Keyes Fiber star & “K” logo on inside along with mold numbers. Accompanied by two orig all blue “S” code (Scoville Mfg.) WWII magazines and what is probably its orig Kraft colored 2-pc cardboard box with paper tape band around middle and orig waxed paper in the bottom. Second magazine is wrapped in orig vapor barrier paper. According to U.S. Military Automatic Pistols 1920-1945, Meadows. Remington built approx. 150 Demonstration Pistols for in-house use at Remington Rand. These pistols were later presented to company officials, key employees and other military & civilian personnel associated with the pistol program. Page 90 of the referenced publication pictures this exact pistol in both side views at bottom of page. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Overall retains about 99% crisp, orig factory finish with only very minor sharp edge wear. Grips are crisp, mechanics are crisp, magazine has one small dent on rear edge with about all of its orig finish, brilliant shiny bore. Spare magazine is equally new. Box is lightly soiled but completely intact. 4-42613 JR74 (5,500-7,500)

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1162
Revised: 9/8/2011

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This knife is one of only 70 Navy issued examples assigned to the USS Omaha. The sheath markings were obliterated for security purposes.

EXTREMELY RARE CASE V-42 WWII COMMANDO STILETTO WITH ORIGINAL SHEATH. Fine WWII Commando Ranger knife made by the Case Knife Co. in 1943 with 7-1/4″ dbl edged stiletto blade with diamond shaped grind with 1-1/2″ ricasso that has a serrated thumb print on left side and the blade is slightly offset for a right handed user. Overall length is 12-1/2″ including the pointed steel pommel cap skull cracker and a swell center serrated stacked leather handle. Handguard is 2-11/16″, slightly curved with rounded ends and leather backing. Thumbprint side of ricasso has the maker’s name. Accompanied by a Type 3 orig leather sheath with metal plates riveted near the end and without staples at the throat. Sheath is overall 13-5/8″ long with a thumb snap and web belt hooks at the top. Front body of the sheath has an obliterated name over “E-12” and there is a stamped series of numbers which appear to be “10” and “16” on either side of a Canadian broad arrow acceptance mark. There is also a small “S” stamped near this series of numbers. There were approx. 3,600 of these knives produced in 1943 which were all shipped to the Navy depot in Brooklyn, the Pittsburgh Ordnance and the Washington Quartermaster Depot. These knives were issued to and used by the 1st Special Service Force (1st SSF) known as “The Devils Brigade”. Few of these knives survive today in any condition, let alone one with high finish. The Devils Brigade or “Black Devils” as they were known to some elements of the German military because of their use of black face paint and stealthy prowess as small unit raiders who frequently infiltrated & overwhelmed German defenders without firing a shot and then disappear into the night. This unit was formed in 1942 from a combination of Canadian & American forces and received specialized training at Fort William Henry Harrison, Helena, Montana and other U.S. bases. They were initially shipped to the Aleutian Islands to fight the Japanese but by then the Japanese had already evacuated the islands. They returned to the U.S. and in October 1943 were assigned to the 5th U.S. Army in Italy and from there to Morocco and back to Italy where they earned reputation for assaulting & capturing previously impenetrable objectives, one of which was the bases for the 1968 movie The Devil’s Brigade. From Dec. 3 1943 through Jan. 8, 1944 during that mountain campaign the Devils Brigade suffered 77% casualties. On Feb. 1, 1944 the unit landed at the Anzio Beachhead replacing two Ranger Batallions. They were so successful that the Germans withdrew more than half a mile to avoid their aggressive patrols. A diary obtained from a dead German soldier contained the passage that said “The Black Devils are all around us every time we come into the line.” During the Anzio operation the 1st SSF fought for 99 continuous days without relief. On June 4, 1944 the 1st SSF were the first Allied unit to enter Rome. During the war this 1,800-man unit accounted for about 12,000 German casualties, captured 7,000 prisoners and sustained an attrition rate of over 600%. The unit was disbanded on Dec. 5, 1944 in France and their members reassigned to mostly parachute regiments. Today’s Green Berets and Delta Force Operators are direct descendants of this fabulous unit. The design of the V-42 fighting knife was designed with the help of Lt. Col. Robert T. Frederick who was instrumental in the formation of the 1st SSF. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Blade retains just about all of its orig factory blue with only bright edges from factory sharpening and slight thinning near the tip. Handle has a couple of minor dents and shows light wear. Pommel cap retains 50-60% thin orig blue with some light surface rust on one side near the handle. Sheath is sound & supple, lightly soiled with light verdigris on some of the rivets and brown patina on metal plates. Altogether a rare and highly desirable fighting knife. 4-42457 JR87 (7,500-9,500)

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*EXTREMELY RARE OSS LIBERATOR PISTOL COMPLETE AS ISSUED. SN NONE. Cal. 45 ACP. Small, compact single shot pistol manufactured in 1942 by the Guide Lamp Division of General Motors. The pistols are made of stamped sheet metal, spot welded together with a 4″ stepped smooth bore bbl, crude fixed sights with a simple striker firing mechanism that has a heavy zinc striker head. The OSS (Office of Strategic Services) was the clandestine predecessor to today’s CIA and the primary American agency running agents and disinformation programs against the Axis powers during the war. They came up with the idea to produce a cheap but effective single shot pistol to drop behind the lines to partisans to be used to obtain better quality weapons from the enemy. In May of 1942 the Government signed a contract with General Motors for 1 million of these pistols which General Motors was able to complete in just about four weeks at a cost of $1.72 each. The pistols were then packaged in a waxed, waterproof carton with a cartoon-like wordless instruction sheet, 10-rds of ammunition and a small dowel to be used as an ejector for the empty cases. Most of the entire production was shipped to England and the Pacific but little is known of their actual use. It is reported that most of the pieces shipped to England were never used and after the war were melted down for scrap. Obviously any that were dropped behind enemy lines were probably all lost and with the destruction of the shipments to England, very few survive today, especially complete units. Accompanied by its orig waxed cardboard carton with a line drawing of the pistol on top. Carton contains the pistol, a small Kraft colored box with 10-rds of brass cased 45 ACP ball ammunition head stamped “FA/42” in the bottom and a small tray in the top which contains the orig folded instruction sheet that when folded correctly displays the word “INSTRUCTIONS”. Also in the carton is its orig 5-1/4″ x 5/16″ birch dowel. The pistols themselves are rare but a complete set as issued is extremely rare. CONDITION: Pistol is new & unfired retaining a gray metal satin finish with some minor light discoloration on the bbl. Mechanics are crisp, strong clean bore. Box is open and shows moderate edge wear with some very minor losses on the flat. Cartridge box is very fine with slightly fuzzed edges. Ammunition is bright and the instruction sheet is pristine. Dowel is equally new. 4-42619 JR92 (3,500-5,000)

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*OSS LIBERATOR PISTOL, GI BRING-BACK. Cal. 45 ACP. Small, compact single shot pistol manufactured in 1942 by the Guide Lamp Division of General Motors. The pistols are made of stamped sheet metal, spot welded together with a 4″ stepped smooth bore bbl, crude fixed sights with a simple striker firing mechanism that has a heavy zinc striker head. The OSS (Office of Strategic Services) was the clandestine predecessor to today’s CIA and the primary American agency running agents and disinformation programs against the Axis powers during the war. They came up with the idea to produce a cheap but effective single shot pistol to drop behind the lines to partisans to be used to obtain better quality weapons from the enemy. In May of 1942 the Government signed a contract with General Motors for 1 million of these pistols which General Motors was able to complete in just about four weeks at a cost of $1.72 each. The pistols were then packaged in a waxed, waterproof carton with a cartoon-like wordless instruction sheet, 10-rds of ammunition and a small dowel to be used as an ejector for the empty cases. Most of the entire production was shipped to England and the Pacific but little is known of their actual use. It is reported that most of the pieces shipped to England were never used and after the war were melted down for scrap. Obviously any that were dropped behind enemy lines were probably all lost and with the destruction of the shipments to England, very few survive today, especially complete units. Accompanied by an identification card of Edward J. Uchno dated “1 September 1946”. Uchno was in the Army stationed in Ceylon and assigned to Supply, probably just after the end of WWII. Uchno was assigned to Detachment C, OSS. His ID card has his photo ID with what appears to be Japanese writing on the back. Also accompanying is a 4″ x 5″ photograph of the same individual in an enlisted man’s Army uniform. Additionally accompanying is Uchno’s dog tags with his name misspelled “Uckno” which indicates he was from Hazelton, PA. Also accompanying is another set of dog tags, spelled correctly which lists his immunizations. Additionally accompanying is a Thanksgiving 1945 menu of “Detachment 404, Ceylon” with several hand written sentiments on the inside. There is also a 2-sheet 4-page “INFORMATION AND REGULATIONS FOR ALL PERSONNEL AT DETACHMENT C” which involves security at the facility. Finally accompanying are a silver “U.S.” officer’s collar tab and a set of sterling miniature Army Air Corps wings. CONDITION: Pistol is missing the base plate, otherwise is complete showing light surface oxidation. Appears to have been fired. Mechanics are fine. Other accompanying items are fine. 4-42239 JR93 (1,500-2,500)

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*ARGENTINE SERVICE MODEL SMALL CALIBER SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 82271. Cal. 22 LR. Blue finish with 4-7/8″ bbl with floating chamber, marked on bottom “BATAAN”. Slide is mounted with fixed sights and usual Argentine markings of the Police Dept. of the Province of Buenos Aires on right side which also has the Argentine crest. Left side of slide is marked with “D.G.F.M.-(F.M.A.P.)”. It also has the matching SN on right side of slide and top of slide. Frame has the SN on right side and right forward side of the frame is pantographed, through the blue, “GAI MIA FL CAL 22 LR”. Mounted with full checkered black composition grips and has a checkered, arched mainspring housing with 1911 style checkered hammer spur. Accompanied by one all blue unmarked magazine. CONDITION: Good to very good, matching except bbl & magazine. Overall retains most of an arsenal restored blue finish with light muzzle edge wear and a few small scattered spots of pitting. Magazine is very fine. Grips are sound showing moderate wear. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-42618 JR82 (500-700)

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*SCARCE U.S. FIREARMS MFG. CO. MODEL 1910 SEMI-AUTO MILITARY PISTOL. SN 10. Cal. 45 ACP. Brilliant blue finish with 5″ bbl that has a polished chamber area exposed through the ejection port. Left side of slide is roll marked with the last patent date “1905” and has the company name & address. Right side of slide is marked with “U.S.F.A. AUTOMATIC / CALIBRE 45 RIMLESS SMOKELESS”. SN is on right side of frame just above and behind the trigger opening. Trigger, slide lock, thumb safety & hammer are brilliant fire blued. It has straight, uncheckered mainspring housing and is mounted with large diamond checkered walnut grips. Accompanied by one all blue magazine. Also accompanied by its orig black cardboard hinged lid box with factory label inside lid and containing an instruction manual, two U.S. Firearms advertising cards and has another factory label in the bottom advertising their Super 38 and Ace pistols. Additionally accompanied by an orig U.S. Firearms cotton sleeve. CONDITION: Pristine, new & unfired retaining all of its brilliant high polish blue and bright niter blue. Box is equally new. 4-42616 JR83 (2,000-3,000)

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RARE LEG-O-MUTTON TAKEDOWN SHOTGUN CASE & LOUIS VUITTON SUITCASE THAT BELONGED TO GENERAL OF THE ARMY, DOUGLAS MACARTHUR. SN 823147. 1) Unmarked brown leather leg-o-mutton takedown shotgun case made for a gun with 28″ bbls and so marked on the lid closure tab. Top edge of case has a replacement carrying handle with repaired tab at one end. Shoulder strap is missing and the shoulder strap tab at the toe is damaged and missing the D-ring. Lid hinge is probably an old replacement or at least has been reattached with small rivets. Front closure tab is cracked & fragile. Right side of case has a small flap covered pocket containing a small orange cotton cloth and part of a small security strap for the flap. Flap has a 2-1/4″ x 1-1/4″ oval brass plate engraved “D Mac A”. 2) Small Louis Vuitton hard sided brown leatherette covered suitcase. It measures 25-5/8″ long x 15-1/8″ wide x 6-3/4″ deep with dark chocolate colored brown leatherette covering decorated with various gold symbols. Corners are brass reinforced with Luis Vuitton marked latches and lock on the front. Lock is additionally marked “LOUIS VUITTON, MADE IN FRANCE” and the keyhole has the SN “109375” in an arc over the opening. Front of case additionally has brass handle brackets also marked “LV” which contain its orig sewn leather handle. Bottom of case, in addition to the leather edging has two wide leather skid plates attached near each end. The case has a 2-3/4″ wide yellow stripe with 1/2″ green center stripe completely around the center of the case and the area below the lock plate on the front is very handsomely painted in block letters “MAC A”. Lettering is also in yellow with green edging. The green & yellow colors Gen. MacArthur’s family colors. Interior is lined in buff colored fabric with stop bars at each end. Bottom has two cloth straps with buckles. Inside rear edge of the lid has a gold Louis Vuitton label with the SN “823147”. CONDITION: 1) Good to very good. Overall retains most of its orig russet brown finish with nicks & scratches and light to moderate soil, probably has had brown shoe polish added in the past. Toe plug has been restitched as has the end flap hinge and one carrying handle tab. Shoulder strap tab is broken and missing its D-ring along with the entire shoulder strap. End cover tab is dry, crackled & fragile. Side pocket security straps are both broken & missing. Interior is moderately soiled. 2) Fine to very fine. Exterior shows light to moderate edge wear with a few normal nicks, scratches & bruises with moderate soil. Brass corners, latches & lock are a dark mustard patina. Interior is yellowed with water stains along the back edges & ends and in the hinge area of the lid. Lock is functional. 4-38849 (10,000-15,000)

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1167A
Revised: 9/30/2011

Additional Information: Consignor states that the USS Pathfinder shot down 2 Japanese airplanes and took numerous hits during its tour.

RARE COLLECTION OF WWII PACIFIC THEATER HIGHLY DETAILED PRE-INVASION CHARTS COMPILED BY LTJG E.E.ANDERSON ABOARD USS PATHFINDER. These are not to be confused with common battle maps but are very rare in that they are highly detailed records created at enormous personal risk for making invasion plans. These were critical to insure success during the planned invasions. LTJG Edward Elias Anderson Jr. served as a Gunnery Officer aboard the Pathfinder during her operations in the Pacific Theater from 1942-45. Anderson was a topography and hydrography specialist assigned to compile data and produce various pre-invasion maps and charts aboard ship. This lot consists of 53 bound Hydrographic Office Field Charts, including one chart supplement dated 11-15-43 of Bougainville Island from 3 miles out by Anderson and a hand drawn close up view of the same shoreline and Japanese base. Also, a topographic sheet dated 8-44 of Tokyo Southwest; an artist’s drawing of USS Pathfinder, and a tinted Imperium Neptuni Regis dated 12-4-42 commemorating Anderson’s crossing the equator. USS Pathfinder (AGS-1) was a survey vessel for the United States Navy during World War II. Before and after the war she was USC&GSS Pathfinder (OSS-30) for the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey. Pathfinder was built by the Lake Washington Shipyard of Houghton, Washington in 1929. She was acquired by the U.S. Navy and commissioned 31 August 1942, with Capt. Bascom H. Thomas, USNR, in command. A sea-going arm of the U.S. Navy’s Hydrographic Office, Pathfinder spent the war years paving the way for amphibious invasion. For nearly two years Pathfinder operated along the dangerous New Guinea-New Britain-Solomon Islands areas allied land-air-sea forces fought to break the Japanese grip on the area. An isolated reef, an uncharted harbor, a lonely stretch of enemy hold coastline—each presented a different problem. At Bougainville, Treasury Island, Green Island, Emirau and Guam, advance Pathfinder parties were sent ashore under the noses of the Japanese to work in close cooperation with Allied amphibious elements in laying out harbor charts or surveying inland channels. During most of 1943, the ship operated in the Solomons and neighboring groups; the Russell Islands, Admiralties, Loyalties, and New Caledonia. Pathfinder, although nominally a noncombatant, experienced some fifty bombing raids while working close to the front lines. At the end of September 1944, after some three months of scientific probing around New Guinea, Pathfinder departed for Espiritu Santo, with written commendations from Admirals Nimitz, Kinkaid, and Halsey. By December 1944, the tide of battle had swept northward to the Philippines. She reached Guam 4 February to prepare for landings at Casiguran Bay, Luzon 13 March 1945. It has been said,”The road to Tokyo was paved with Pathfinder charts”, and these are they. PROVENANCE: Obtained directly from E.E. Anderson’s family. CONDITION: Generally Fine. Some sheets show some light foxing and staining near edges and have curled corners. 4-42517 WD3 (15,000-20,000)

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1168

*HISTORIC ALVIN WHITE ENGRAVED & GOLD INLAID J. EDGAR HOOVER PRESENTATION SMITH & WESSON MODEL 19 COMBAT MAGNUM DA REVOLVER. SN K333333. Cal. 357 Mag. Rare special production Model 19 with blue finish, 4″ ribbed bbl, ramp front sight and adjustable rear sight with rnd butt grip frame. Mounted with orig Smith & Wesson custom, very fine checkered rosewood magna grips with silver S&W logo medallions. Revolver is spectacularly engraved by Master Engraver Alvin A. White in absolute full coverage deep foliate arabesque patterns with stippled background. The entire revolver has gold wire inlays as part of the engraving patterns and gold wire borders around most of the frame & cylinder. Left side of frame, below thumb latch, is an exquisite, deep relief reproduction of the FBI seal, executed in 2-color gold & silver. Sideplate is inlaid with a deep relief gold bust of J. Edgar Hoover under which are three small rectangular cut precious stones set in gold. Stones are red, white & blue, ruby, diamond & sapphire with raised gold leaves at each end of the panel. Right front side of frame is inlaid in flat gold “1917 / 1924” which corresponds to the years of the first “Red Scare”. Top of back strap is inlaid with a large flat gold “1” and the back strap is inlaid in gold “FIDELITY BRAVERY INTEGRITY” in a 3-ribbon panel along with 20 very detailed raised gold leaves along with 21 small gold dots. Butt strap has a gold wire border with a rectangular flat gold panel across the entire butt strap engraved with the SN “K-333333”. The trigger bow is inlaid in flat gold with a facsimile of Mr. Hoover’s signature. Right side of front strap, under the grip, is inlaid with engraver Alvin White’s gold cartouche. The area on each side of the hammer slot is inlaid with a deep relief gold chain. SN was observed on butt strap, as noted, on rear face of cyl and inside the ejector rod slot in the bbl lug. Accompanied by a beautiful custom rosewood casing lined in purple velvet and French fitted in bottom for the revolver. In the left rear corner is a small rectangular gold plaque 1-1/2″ x 1″ which is engraved, probably by Alvin White also “TO / J. EDGAR HOOVER / DIRECTOR-F.B.I. / FROM / BILL SWEET / JULY 26, 1958”. Front of case is fitted with a mortised brass lock that is also engraved on top edge in foliate & floral patterns. Also has the original functioning key. Additionally accompanied by a Smith & Wesson factory letter over the signature of Roy G. Jinks, Historian, which gives substantial background detail on special rnd butt Model 19 revolvers with 4″ bbls. He identifies this revolver as a special order variation shipped on May 19, 1958 to William O. Sweet, Sweet Mfg. Co., Attleboro, MA. Letter states that it was shipped with 4″ bbl and polished but not blued and fit with plain rosewood grips. It was prepared for engraving and provided on a “not charge” basis, charged to the advertising account. The letter states that it was for Mr. Sweet to present to Mr. J. Edgar Hoover and that Mr. Sweet was a well known gun collector although the records do not show his relationship to Mr. Hoover. Mr. Jinks also furnished a copy of the advertising account invoice and a copy of a picture of Mr. Sweet presenting the revolver to Mr. Hoover. Copies of the invoice & photograph accompany this revolver. The invoice is dated May 5, 1958 and that it was ordered on April 28, 1958. This time in U.S. history coincides with the end of the “Second Red Scare” and a rise anti-Communist sentiment. Both the invoice and copy of the photograph are authenticated in a handwritten note on each “Copy from S&W Records” and signed “Roy Jinks”. Also accompanying is a copy of a 3-page hand written letter over the signature of John P. Mohr wherein he identifies this revolver, by SN and description and states that he personally witnessed this revolver in Mr. Hoover’s home and possession and that upon Mr. Hoover’s death, the heir to Mr. Hoover’s estate was Clyde A. Tolson, the former Associate Director of the FBI and Mr. Mohr’s superior. Mr. Mohr states that Mr. Tolson did not wish to have firearms in the house so he gave them directly to Mr. Mohr who was Assistant to the Director of the FBI and is the consignor’s late Father-in-Law. Mr. Hoover, over his career, was the recipient of numerous gifts & favors with several firearms having surfaced in the ensuing years since his demise that have been linked directly to him. J. Edgar Hoover (1895-1972) was instrumental in forming the Bureau of Investigation, the predecessor to the FBI and was its director from 1924 to 1935 when the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) was formed and he became its first director in which office he remained until his death in 1972. Mr. Hoover was instrumental in establishing the FBI Crime Laboratory in 1932 and was the moving force behind organized crime fighting in the 1930s which was his lifelong passion. There is no indication of what event prompted the presentation of this revolver but it must have been significant to warrant such a presentation during the austere times of the Great Depression. PROVENANCE: Bill Sweet; J. Edgar Hoover; Clyde A. Tolson; John P. Mohr; Consignor. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all matching except grips which are unnumbered. Revolver appears to be unfired retaining all of its fine custom blue. Grips are crisp with no visible flaws. Presentation case is sound with a couple of minor scratches in the lid and overall retains virtually all of its orig finish. Interior is crisp & clean. 4-42243 JR99 (35,000-55,000)

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*RARE AND HISTORIC CASED J. EDGAR HOOVER PRESENTATION COLT POLICE POSITIVE DA REVOLVER. SN 411713. Cal. 38 Spcl. Blue finish with 4″ bbl, integral half moon front sight and grooved rear in top strap. Bbl has usual 2-line address on top with model & caliber marking on left side. Sideplate is marked with the rampant Colt and revolver is mounted with smooth 2-pc rampant Colt silver medallion grips. Accompanied by a custom mahogany casing with inlaid light colored wood line inlaid in the top. Box is lined in blue velvet and inside the lid is affixed a 3-1/4″ x 1-3/4″ silver plaque inscribed “PRESENTED TO / JOHN EDGAR HOOVER / DIRECTOR OF INVESTIGATION / U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE / AUGUST 10-1933 / AS A TOKEN OF THE AFFECTION / AND ESTEEM OF HIS ASSOCIATES”. This date coincides with the Bureau of Investigation being officially renamed the Division of Investigation with Hoover named as Director. At a time when law enforcement was becoming more professional, Hoover continued his campaign to create a modern, professional force that combined scientific methods with advanced police skills.Additionally accompanied by a Colt factory letter identifying this revolver as found in 38 caliber with 4″ bbl, blue finish & pearl grips shipped to Joseph A. Lorch/Washington D.C. on August 9, 1933 in a 1-gun shipment. Lorch was Colt’s D.C. area sales manager and handled many important Government consignments. Also accompanying is a copy of a 3-page hand written letter over the signature of John P. Mohr wherein he identifies this revolver, by SN and description and states that he personally witnessed this revolver in Mr. Hoover’s home and possession and that upon Mr. Hoover’s death, the heir to Mr. Hoover’s estate was Clyde A. Tolson, the former Associate Director of the FBI and Mr. Mohr’s superior. Mr. Mohr states that Mr. Tolson did not wish to have firearms in the house so he gave them directly to Mr. Mohr who was Assistant to the Director of the FBI and is the consignor’s late Father-in-Law. Mr. Hoover, over his career, was the recipient of numerous gifts & favors with several firearms having surfaced in the ensuing years since his demise that have been linked directly to him. J. Edgar Hoover (1895-1972) was instrumental in forming the Bureau of Investigation, the predecessor to the FBI and was its director from 1924 to 1935 when the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) was formed and he became its first director in which office he remained until his death in 1972. Mr. Hoover was instrumental in establishing the FBI Crime Laboratory in 1932 and was the moving force behind organized crime fighting in the 1930s which was his lifelong passion. There is no indication of what event prompted the presentation of this revolver but it must have been significant to warrant such a presentation during the austere times of the Great Depression. PROVENANCE: J. Edgar Hoover; Clyde A. Tolson; John P. Mohr; Consignor. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, appears to be unfired. Overall retains all of its crisp orig factory finish with only a very faint hint of a cyl indexing line. Grips are crisp with sharp edges and retain great fire & color. Box has a grain check in the lid, otherwise is sound with lightly soiled lining that has small damage from the hammer spur. 4-42244 JR98 (10,000-20,000)

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RARE CASED PAIR OF BELGIAN SINGLE SHOT TARGET PISTOLS GIFTED TO FBI DIRECTOR, J. EDGAR HOOVER. Cal. 44 Russian. Fine pair of target pistols with 10-7/8″ oct bbls, fixed target sights and small flat sided frames with side levers. They are mounted with very fine checkered tiny walnut forearms that have lever locks and long curved grips with raised side panels and oval fluted butt caps with hat-shaped finials. They have finger rest trigger guards and standard triggers with an unusual square flat bracket and knurled thumb screws for mounting the heart-shaped blued steel shields that accompany this pair of pistols. Also accompanying these pistols is their orig black leatherette covered casing with brass handle in the lid. Interior is divided with a gold oil cloth lined upper portion for the two shields separated from the bottom by a hinged full size cover that is lined with gold colored felt on the divider and burgundy colored velvet in the bottom with gold felt edging. Hinge area is covered with gold satin. Also accompanying is a copy of a 3-page hand written letter over the signature of John P. Mohr wherein he identifies this revolver, by SN and description and states that he personally witnessed this revolver in Mr. Hoover’s home and possession and that upon Mr. Hoover’s death, the heir to Mr. Hoover’s estate was Clyde A. Tolson, the former Associate Director of the FBI and Mr. Mohr’s superior. Mohr states that Mr. Tolson did not wish to have firearms in the house so he gave them directly to Mohr who was Assistant to the Director of the FBI and is the consignor’s late Father-in-Law. He states that this pair of pistols were a gift to Mr. Hoover from Dr. Arturo Sansores of Havana, Cuba in about 1959. No additional regarding these pistols is contained in the letter. Mr. Hoover, over his career, was the recipient of numerous gifts & favors with several firearms having surfaced in the ensuing years since his demise that have been linked directly to him. J. Edgar Hoover (1895-1972) was instrumental in forming the Bureau of Investigation, the predecessor to the FBI and was its director from 1924 to 1935 when the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) was formed and he became its first director in which office he remained until his death in 1972. Mr. Hoover was instrumental in establishing the FBI Crime Laboratory in 1932 and was the moving force behind organized crime fighting in the 1930s which was his lifelong passion. There is no indication of what event prompted the presentation of this revolver but it must have been significant to warrant such a presentation during the austere times of the Great Depression. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Pistols appear to be new & unfired retaining virtually all of their orig factory finish with glossy bright blue and brilliant case colors. Wood is sound showing very minor diamond point wear. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bores. Shields are equally new retaining virtually all of their orig blue. Case is very fine with a few minor nicks & scratches with normal handling & storage wear. Bottom of interior is lightly soiled with minor wear spots from the pistols. 4-42245 JR100 (3,000-5,000)

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*VERY RARE RUDOLPH KORNBRATH ENGRAVED SMITH & WESSON OUTDOORSMAN DA REVOLVER WITH PROVENANCE TO THE FAMOUS HARRIMAN FAMILY. SN 645363. Cal. 22. Blue finish with 6″ tapered rnd bbl with Call ivory bead on partridge front sight and adjustable rear sight. It has rnd top frame with case colored standard hammer & trigger and is mounted with factory smooth ivory grips that have deep gold S&W logo medallions. Revolver is engraved by Rudolph Kornbrath with about 65-70% coverage oak leaf & acorn patterns that have stippled background. Bbl is engraved in matching patterns with very fine punch dot background which extends most of the length of the bbl. Cylinder is engraved with matching patterns on lands between the flutes. Sideplate is spectacularly deep relief engraved with the rnd vignette of a drumming male Ruffed Grouse standing on a log with conifers in the background. Top of back strap is engraved in matching oak leaf & acorn patterns and there are foliate & vine borders around the hammer slot and on each edge of top strap. Accompanied by a Smith & Wesson factory letter identifying this revolver with 6″ bbl, sights as found and blue finish with ivory grips. It states that the factory charges were $30.47 plus $5.25 for the ivory grips plus there were also shipping charges from Smith & Wesson to Mr. Kornbrath in Hartford, CT and then to Washington, D.C. It was shipped Jan. 10, 1934 to H.L. Harriman, c/o Bureau of Standards, Washington, D.C. The letter notes that the invoice is made out to “N.F. Harriman” and the shipping records have the name as “H.L. Harriman”. Dr. N.F. Harriman, a descendant and member of the famous Harriman Family of New York State, railroad barons & politicians, was an engineer and a physicist at the Bureau of Standards where he worked from the 1920s until well after WWII. He was a pioneer in the study & development of photochemistry and photobiology and authored numerous books & papers on these subjects. He was directly responsible for setting many of the standards governing scientists which are still in use today. Mr. Harriman’s more famous relative was W. Averell Harriman who was a close confidante of Pres. Roosevelt and attended the Yalta Conference and helped negotiate with Stalin & Churchill. He remained in politics after the war and in 1961 became Pres. Kennedy’s Ambassador at Large and later became Ambassador to the Soviet Union. At one point a defecting Russian spy accused him of being a spy, which charge he refuted and remained in his post. Kornbrath engraved firearms of all types are much sought after, especially handguns which rarely come to market. He apparently did not engrave a great number of handguns, concentrating more on rifles & shotguns. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all matching except grips which are unnumbered. Overall retains virtually all of its fine factory quality dark blue finish with only faint sharp edge wear. Hammer & trigger retain about all of their orig case colors, moderately faded. Left grip has a small compression fracture by the escutcheon, otherwise grips are sound and retain a wonderful golden ivory patina. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-41694 JR97 (15,000-25,000)

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1173
Revised: 9/8/2011

CORRECTION: Correct Serial number is 460826

*RARE FACTORY ENGRAVED COLT POLICE POSITIVE WITH KING SIGHT & HAMMER. SN 460826. Cal. 38 Spcl. Blue finish with 4″ bbl and King front sight with large full length gold bead. Grooved top strap rear sight has been altered to a wider U-shape. Hammer spur has been widened and hand checkered. Pistol is mounted with 2-pc smooth pearl grips with silver rampant Colt medallions. Revolver is engraved in “B/C” coverage by the Wilbur Glahn shop with about 60% foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background. Bbl has nearly full length coverage matching patterns and the lands between the flutes are also engraved to match. The rampant Colt on the sideplate is in a diamond shaped engraved panel. Top of back strap is engraved in a floral pattern with elliptical center and the back strap is engraved with an empty presentation ribbon panel with foliate arabesque patterns above & below. Trigger guard & bottom & front of frame are engraved to match as is the toe of the front strap. Butt strap is engraved in a geometric pattern. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter identifying this revolver as found in caliber 38 Spcl. with 4″ bbl, blue finish, pearl stocks, factory engraved Grade “B” and shipped to “Loan Account”, Abercrombie & Fitch Co., New York, NY on March 17, 1941 in a 1-gun shipment. Also accompanied by an article about the King Gun Sight Company. Additionally accompanied by the findings of an appeal in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals of a law suit brought by the King Gun Sight Co. against Micro Sight Co., Inc. and employees. Mr. King claimed patent infringements and unfair trade practices regarding his “cockeyed” hammer. The court found that King’s patent was invalid and he was due no relief. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Appears to be new & unfired retaining virtually all of its orig factory finish. Grips are sound and retain great fire & color. Action is tuned, smooth & crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-42099 JR95 (4,000-7,000)

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1174
Revised: 9/12/2011

CORRECTION: Correct Serial number is 335589

*RARE FACTORY ENGRAVED COLT ARMY SPECIAL DA REVOLVER. SN 335589. Cal. 38 Spcl. Blue finish with 4-1/2″ bbl, integral half moon front sight and grooved top strap rear sight. Mounted with 2-pc silver Colt medallion smooth ivory grips. Revolver is engraved in about “A” coverage of foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background. Left side of frame below the cyl opening is engraved in a wavy zig zag & foliate pattern. Top & heel of back strap and butt strap are engraved in geometric patterns. Top strap of frame is stamped with large dots. Bbl boss of frame on each side is engraved in a starburst pattern with matching patterns at front edges of lands between the flutes of cylinder. Foliate arabesque patterns extend over each side of bbl. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter identifying this revolver in caliber 38 with 4-1/2″ bbl, blue finish, type of stocks not listed and factory engraved, shipped to Norvell Shapley Hardware Co., St. Louis, MO on July 15, 1912 in a 25-gun shipment. Also accompanied by a 1-page letter from noted Colt authority, author & researcher, R.L. Wilson, which verifies some of the above information and additionally states that it was engraved by the company’s engraving shop and that it was entered into the production book on Jan. 16, 1912. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains about 90-95% strong orig factory blue with muzzle & sharp edge wear. Front & back straps are a blue/gray patina. Grips are sound and retain a wonderful golden ivory patina. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-42098 JR94 (3,000-5,000)

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1175
Revised: 9/12/2011

CORRECTION: Correct Serial number is 461175

*EXTREMELY RARE FACTORY COLT FITZ SPECIAL DETECTIVE SPECIAL DA REVOLVER. SN 461175. Cal. 38 Spcl. Extremely rare authentic factory Fitz Special with blue finish and 2″ bbl. Bbl has integral half moon front sight and grooved top strap rear sight. Front of trigger guard has been cut away and the portion of the remaining trigger guard is rounded. Hammer spur has been bobbed (removed) and top edge of hammer checkered. Action is tuned and extremely smooth. Revolver is mounted with checkered 2-pc silver medallion rampant Colt walnut grips. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter identifying this revolver in caliber 38 with 2″ bbl, blue finish, type of stocks not listed and shipped to Lynn G. Adams, Harrisburg, PA on Aug. 25, 1939 in a 1-gun shipment. Under remarks section “The above firearm was shipped as a Fitzgerald Cutaway Special with a 3 to 3-1/2 lb. pull.”. Work Order #8598. Also accompanying is a typed note which identifies this revolver and states “While entertaining Mr. Fitz-Gerald at his home in Harrisburg Mr. Adams requested that he make another “Special” revolver as had been made for him sometime before for his close friend Colonel William C. Fisher. This explains why this gun was delivered to Mr. Adams who gave it to Colonel Fisher. Mr. Adams was a Colonel with the Pennsylvania State Police.”. Additionally accompanying is a Military Firearms Registration form from the Heidelberg Military Post identifying this revolver, by SN as registered to Col. William C. Fisher. Form is dated 8 Sept. 1952. Additionally accompanied by this revolver’s orig hinged lid dark maroon box, serial numbered to this revolver, with blue & white end label which identifies it as a 2″ Police Positive caliber 38 Special revolver with blued finish and wood grips. There is a black & white label on the top end flap “DETECTIVE SPECIAL”. Detective Special revolvers were introduced in 1927 and were serial numbered with the Police Positive revolvers. Very few authentic Fitz Special revolvers have ever been offered for sale on the open market, especially one with its orig box and full documentation. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all original, new & unfired. Cylinder has a faint indexing line and there are a couple of minor spots of box burn on the cylinder and a couple of small spots of surface discoloration. Back strap also has a few tiny spots of surface discoloration. Grips show light diamond point wear, otherwise revolver is absolutely new. Box has slightly worn corners but is sound and completely intact. Interior is lightly yellowed with a couple of minor wear spots. 4-42711 JR101 (8,000-11,000)

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1176
Revised: 9/12/2011

CORRECTION: Correct Serial number is 337309

*EXTREMELY RARE COLT NEW SERVICE “FITZ SPECIAL” DOUBLE ACTION REVOLVER. SN 337309. Cal. 45 Colt. Blue finish with bbl shortened to 2″ and the orig front sight relocated. Top strap is grooved for the rear sight. The front of trigger guard has been professionally removed and the remaining end of trigger guard rounded & smoothed. Hammer has been bobbed by having the spur entirely removed. In addition the grip has been shortened and rounded and currently sports full checkered silver medallion Colt grips. Left side of the toe of grip frame, under the grip, has the assembly number “323” which number is also found on bottom of bbl, under ejector rod. Trigger is checkered. The grip locator pin was relocated during the alteration to the center of the back strap as was necessitated when the bottom of grip frame was removed. J.H. Fitzgerald was a Colt employee from 1918 through 1944 and became one of Colt’s most flamboyant personages. He was a larger than life character physically as well as in gun knowledge. Being a large man with commensurately large hands and wishing to have a readily concealable side arm he altered a pair of New Service revolvers for himself which were identically altered as is this revolver. His alterations became so popular that eventually Colt took notice and decided to introduce the Detective Special with short bbl & rounded butt. Today Fitz Specials are extremely rare and highly sought after collector’s items that can also be effectively carried & used. Accompanied by a 2-page letter from renowned Colt authority, researcher & author, R.L. Wilson, which details some of the above information. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Overall retains virtually all of its fine factory style Colt finish, probably finished at Colt with only very slight, very faint, sharp edge wear and some minor dulling to the grip frame. Grips are crisp showing very minor diamond point wear. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, probably unfired since alteration. 4-42070 JR96 (9,000-12,000)

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*SCARCE COLT CAMP PERRY SINGLE SHOT TARGET PISTOL. SN 1231. Cal. 22 LR. Blue finish with 10″ tapered rnd bbl and adjustable front & rear sights. Bbl has 2-line address with caliber marking on left side. This unusual pistol is a single shot with the appearance of a revolver that has integral breech block in what would be the cyl opening with flutes that resemble a cylinder. It even has a Colt style revolver latch on sideplate. Sideplate has the rampant Colt. Frame is flat top and it is mounted with checkered rampant Colt silver medallion walnut grips. According to The Book of Colt Firearms, Wilson, these scarce pistols were built on Officer’s Model frames without recoil shields and only 2,488 were produced in period 1920-1941. Apparently Colt did not aggressively pursue marketing of this pistol as is evidenced by the fact that the first Camp Perry pistols appeared in 1920 but saw only limited distribution until about 1926. Shortly thereafter came the Great Depression and such luxuries as small bore single shot target pistols were not in great demand. By the outbreak of WWII production has ceased making this a very seldom encountered Colt pistol. CONDITION: Extremely fine, may have been fired but if so, very little. Overall retains about 98% strong glossy orig Colt blue with only slight muzzle edge wear and a few small spots of rust on the sideplate. Grips show light diamond point wear. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-42419 JR79 (1,500-2,500)

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1178
Revised: 9/12/2011

CORRECTION: Correct Serial number is 17448

*COLT OFFICER’S MODEL FLAT TOP TARGET REVOLVER. SN 17448. Cal. 22. Blue finish with 6″ tapered rnd bbl with 2-line address, marked on left side “COLT OFFICER’S MODEL .22 LONG RIFLE”. Sideplate is marked with the rampant Colt and is fitted with checkered rampant Colt silver medallion walnut grips. Trigger & back strap are checkered. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Overall retains about 98-99% strong orig Colt blue with only faint muzzle edge wear. Grips are fine showing a tiny amount of diamond point wear. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-42423 JR78 (1,000-1,500)

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1179

*EXTRAORDINARILY RARE SET OF FACTORY ENGRAVED & GOLD INLAID PRE-WAR COLT PRE-WOODSMAN SEMI-AUTO PISTOLS. SN 6170 & 36686. 1)Cal. 22 LR. SN 6170. Blue finish with 6-5/8″ tapered rnd Type 1 bbl with adjustable front & rear sights and mounted with most unusual deluxe burl smooth walnut grips with diamond checkered panel in the center around the screw escutcheons. Mainspring housing has the checkered thumbprint indicating for use with standard velocity ammunition only. Accompanied by one orig Type One 2-tone magazine with properly marked base and bronze follower. Pistol is beautifully engraved by William H. Gough, famous Colt engraver, in flowing foliate arabesque patterns with shaded background and has about “B” or “C” coverage which consists of about 40% overall coverage. Engraving extends over sides of bbl and around muzzle with geometric patterns forward of the bbl address. Rear of slide is shaded and rear of frame is engraved in a target form. Back strap is engraved with a small foliate arabesque pattern surrounded by zig zag borders. Zig zag borders are also engraved on front strap, trigger bow and bottom front of frame. Left side of frame is engraved in a small rnd panel and inlaid with intertwined gold initials “EM”. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter identifying this pistol in caliber 22 with 6-1/2″ bbl, finish “green (soft)” with wood grips, sold to the Murta Appleton & Co., Philadelphia, PA and shipped to W.H. Gough, Utica, NY on March 19, 1917 in a 7-gun shipment. Under remarks section “The words green or soft which appears with the finish indicates subject pistol was shipped without final finishing for engraving outside our factory. As noted above, this particular pistol was sent to W.H. Gough, who was an engraver for Colt’s during this time period.” 2) Cal. 22 LR. SN 36686. Blue finish with 6-5/8″ tapered rnd Type 2 bbl with adjustable front & rear sights and mounted with most unusual deluxe burl smooth walnut grips with diamond checkered panel in the center around the screw escutcheons. Mainspring housing has the checkered thumbprint indicating for use with standard velocity ammunition only. Accompanied by one orig Type Two 2-tone magazine with properly marked base. Pistol is beautifully engraved by William H. Gaugh nearly identically to #1 in flowing foliate arabesque patterns with shaded background and has about “B” or “C” coverage which consists of about 40% overall coverage. Engraving extends over sides of bbl and around muzzle with geometric patterns forward of the bbl address. Rear of slide is shaded and rear of frame is engraved in a target form. Back strap is engraved with a small foliate arabesque pattern surrounded by zig zag borders. Zig zag borders are also engraved on front strap, trigger bow and bottom front of frame. Left side of frame is engraved in a small rnd panel and inlaid with intertwined initials “AM”. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter which states that they were unable to locate any shipping information pertaining to this particular pistol. However the production book indicates that this revolver was manufactured on March 26, 1923 and sent to the shipping room on April 26, 1923. Letter further states “In addition, there is a notation that this pistol was factory engraved.” It is readily apparent that pistol #1 was ordered by the individual with the initials “EM” in 1917, probably for himself. Then in 1923 he ordered the second pistol with the initials “AM” probably for his son or another member of the family. These pistols and two others similarly engraved being sold in this auction represent a lifetime of collecting. Very few pre-war Pre-Woodsman pistols are known and rarely ever come to market. PROVENANCE: Ned Schwing Collection. CONDITION: 1) Extremely fine plus, all matching except grips which are unnumbered. Overall retains about 97-98% strong, orig bright factory blue with light muzzle edge & sharp edge wear. Bolt face & breech face retain most of their orig factory blue indicating little or no use. Grips are extremely fine with a few light surface mars. Magazine is equally new. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 2) Extremely fine plus, all matching except grips which are unnumbered. Overall retains 98-99% strong glossy orig factory blue with only faint sharp edge wear around muzzle. Bolt face & breech face retain most of their factory blue indicating little or no use. Magazine is crisp & new with no evidence of having been loaded. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-42594, 4-42595 (60,000-90,000)

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1180

*EXTREMELY RARE ENGRAVED PRE-WAR COLT WOODSMAN SEMI-AUTO PISTOL WITH ORIGINAL BOX. SN 99614. Cal. 22 LR. Blue finish with 6-5/8″ tapered Type 3 bbl with adjustable front & rear sights and mounted with full checkered walnut grips. Pistol is engraved by Wilbur Glahn with about B or C coverage consisting of foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background. Frame has about 50% coverage and the slide about 60% coverage. Engraving patterns extend up both sides of bbl with patterns around front sight. Back strap, front strap, thumb safety & trigger bow are engraved to match. Spring housing has the small serrated panel at the top indicating that this pistol is safe to shoot high speed ammunition. Accompanied by one orig Type 2 two-tone magazine with correctly marked base plate. Also accompanied by this pistol’s orig hinged lid dark maroon box with matching SN on bottom. Bottom end label is standard for the Woodsman with the black & white top label marked “TARGET PARTRIDGE SIGHT”. There is a diagonal black & white over-label over the end flap and across the top marked “ENGRAVED”. There is also a small rectangular label on the end flap with a large “B”. Accompanied by a Colt Factory Letter confirming factory Grade B engraving and shipped on loan to A&F 7-27-36, returned and reshipped to LA Sportsmen Show 3-9-37, and finally shipped on loan to Sidney B. Roby Co. Rochester, NY 3-31-37. Truly a well traveled arm used for exhibition purposes. Engraved Woodsman pistols are rarely ever offered for sale. This pistol and three others similarly engraved being sold in this auction represent a lifetime of collecting. PROVENANCE: Ned Schwing Collection. CONDITION: Pistol is extremely fine, all matching except grips which are unnumbered. Pistol appears to be new & unfired retaining virtually all of its orig factory blue with no discernible flaws. Toe of the magazine base plate shows a minor amount of light edge wear. Bolt face & breech face retain virtually all of their orig factory blue indicating never having been fired. Magazine is near new with some minor surface discoloration. Grips are sound showing light to moderate diamond point wear. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Box is worn & tattered with the lid detached, missing front & right flaps on the lid. Bottom has three broken corners. Bottom label is fine with light edge wear. Top label is soiled and turned yellow with the “engraved” diagonal over-label also turned yellow and missing 15-20%. 4-42597 (12,500-18,000)

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*RARE FACTORY GRADE C ENGRAVED COLT WOODSMAN SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 87623. Cal. 22 LR. 1st Model Woodsman with blue finish, 6-5/8″ 2nd type tapered rnd bbl, adjustable front & rear sights and mounted with smooth 2-pc pearl grips. Left forward side of frame is marked “THE WOODSMAN” and left side of frame has usual markings with the rampant Colt. Spring housing has the serrated panel at the top indicating it is okay to use high speed ammunition. Accompanied by one orig 2nd type 2-tone magazine with properly marked base plate. Pistol is beautifully engraved by Wilbur Glahn with full coverage intertwined foliate arabesque patterns with stippled background. Slide has full coverage matching engraving patterns with a tiny flower blossom on the sides of slide at rear end. Top rear edge and rear end of slide are engraved in Mr. Glahn’s trademark triangle patterns. Front strap, back strap & trigger bow are all engraved to match as is the thumb safety. Bottom front of frame is engraved in a foliate pattern and top of frame, over chamber area, is engraved in a large flower blossom. Foliate & floral arabesque patterns extend over both sides of bbl, about 2/3 of the distance toward the muzzle. The address has a simple line border with a fleur-de-lis pattern at the forward end. Front strap has had the SN filed or ground away and restamped with larger numbers. Restamped number matches the orig number inside the slide and on the spring housing. Accompanied by a Colt Factory Letter confirming Grade C engraving as shipped to Hopkins Sporting Goods, Des Moines IA, 2-22-33. Engraved Woodsman pistols are extremely rare and seldom ever come to market. This pistol and three others being sold in this auction represent a lifetime of collecting. PROVENANCE: Ned Schwing Collection. CONDITION: Fine to very fine, all matching except grips which are unnumbered. Overall retains 88-90% strong orig factory blue showing wear on both sides of muzzle and sharp edges of frame with front strap mostly gray patina and back strap moderately thin. Bolt face & breech face retain generous amounts or orig blue but has been used. Magazine is crisp, retaining most orig factory finish. Grips are sound with great fire & color. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-42596 JR90 (5,000-10,000)

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*EXCEPTIONAL COLT MATCH TARGET FIRST SERIES PISTOL. SN MT1606. Cal. 22 LR. 6-5/8″ heavy bbl with windage and elevation adjustable rear target sight with adjustable front sight. Left side of bbl marked with distinctive “Bulls-eye” emblem. High velocity mainspring housing. Two tone mag with metal follower. One piece checkered walnut extended “Elephant ear” grips with Colt emblems. Accompanied by box with matching SN. PROVENANCE: Ned Schwing Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Outstanding all orig Bulls-eye matched target retaining over 95% orig blue with light wear at muzzle and sharp edges of bbl and frame. Grips have orig finish, sharp checkering with a few light handling marks and a small crack by front attachment crew. Excellent bright bore and crisp mechanics. Box is in good condition with partially torn front lid flap and light tattering. 4-42598 DS49 (2,000-2,500)

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Revised: 9/8/2011

CORRECTION: Correct serial number is MT11132

*RARE BOXED SPECIAL ORDER COLT BULLS-EYE MATCH TARGET FIRST SERIES PISTOL W/ STD GRIPS. SN 11132. Cal. 22 LR. 6-5/8″ heavy bbl with windage and elevation adjustable target rear sight with adjustable front sight. High velocity mainspring housing. Left side of bbl marked with “Bulls-eye” emblem. Blued mag with metal follower, having three line marking. Top of bbl and action have matte blue finish. Accompanied by orig SN box containing instruction pamphlet and a Colt Factory Letter stating as one of two shipped 12-2-40 to J. Warshal & Sons, Seattle WA and ordered with “Regular Woodsman stocks”. PROVENANCE: Ned Schwing Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Excellent orig blue with a few very fine scratches on bbl flats. Excellent grips with sharp checkering. Very good bright bore and smooth crisp action. Box is good with a portion of the front lid flap missing and light tattering. 4-42601 DS50 (5,000-10,000)

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*OUTSTANDING COLT WOODSMAN FIRST SERIES TARGET MODEL PISTOL. SN 68365. Cal. 22 LR. 6-5/8″ bbl with adjustable rear sight. High speed mainspring housing. Matte finished surfaces on top of receiver and slide extending around backstrap forward to trigger guard and on frame to the bbl. Two tone mag with steel follower. Checkered walnut grips. Accompanied by unnumbered Colt box. PROVENANCE: Ned Schwing Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Excellent blue with a couple small nick on edges. Excellent grips with sharp checkering. Very good bright bore and smooth action with crisp mechanics. Box is in poor condition with taped edges. 4-42603 DS48 (2,000-2,500)

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*COLT WOODSMAN FIRST SERIES TARGET MODEL PISTOL. SN 53696. Cal. 22 LR. 6-5/8″ bbl with adjustable front and rear sights. Has standard velocity main spring housing. Two tone mag with steel follower. Checkered walnut grips. Accompanied by orig box. PROVENANCE: Ned Schwing Collection. CONDITION: Very good. About 90-95% orig blue with wear on sharp edges and backstrap with a spot on left side of frame above trigger guard, bbl has minor handling marks. Sound walnut grips with light checkering wear. Very good bore and smooth sound action. Box damaged, SN readable. 4-42602 DS44 (2,000-2,500)

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*OUTSTANDING COLT WOODSMAN SPORT MODEL PISTOL /LETTER. SN 135678. Cal. 22 LR. 4-1/2″ bbl with adjustable rear sight. Checkered mainspring housing. Two tone mag with steel follower. Checkered walnut grips. Accompanied by orig box containing test target, instruction pamphlet, shooting suggestions brochure and Colt Factory Letter confirming configuration as shipped to Buhl Sons Co., Detroit MI 7-29-38. PROVENANCE: Ned Schwing Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. About 99% bright blue. Sound grips with sharp checkering. Very good bore and smooth action with crisp mechanics. Box is in very good condition with clear SN on bottom. 4-42599 DS47 (2,000-3,000)

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*OUTSTANDING COLT WOODSMAN PISTOL. SN 180494. Cal. 22 LR. 4-1/2″ bbl with adjustable rear sight. Left side bbl has standard roll markings with patent dates. Checkered walnut grips. Accompanied by orig box with SN on bottom, retaining test target and instruction pamphlet. PROVENANCE: Ned Schwing Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Over 99% bright blue. Excellent grips with crisp checkering. Excellent bore and crisp mechanics. Box is in fair condition with torn end flap and tattering. 4-42600 DS43 (2,000-2,500)

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*GREAT COLT WOODSMAN FIRST SERIES TARGET MODEL PISTOL. SN 84380. Cal. 22 LR. 6-5/8″ bbl with adjustable front and rear sights. Standard velocity main spring housing. Two tone mag with steel follower. Checkered walnut grips. PROVENANCE: Ned Schwing Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Approx 98% orig blue with slight edge wear and a few small nicks top of slide. Sound grips with moderate checkering wear. Very good bright bore and smooth action with sound mechanics. 4-42604 DS46 (2,000-2,500)

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*EXCEPTIONAL COLT WOODSMAN FIRST SERIES TARGET MODEL PISTOL. SN 57947. Cal. 22 LR. 6-5/8″ bbl with adjustable front and rear sights. Standard velocity main spring housing. Two tone mag with steel follower. Checkered walnut grips. PROVENANCE: Ned Schwing Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. This all orig gun has about 98% blue with slight wear at the muzzle and fine scratches on action. Excellent walnut grips with sharp checkering. Very good bright bore and crisp mechanics. 4-42605 DS45 (2,000-2,500)

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*SUPERB PAIR OF RARE BOSS 20 BORE SIDELOCK EJECTOR SINGLE TRIGGER GAME GUNS. SN 9114/ 9166. (ca. 1960) Cal. 20 ga. 2-1/2″ Chambers. This lovely pair of guns made during the transition of the factory from Albemarle Street to Cork Street were undoubtedly made as a pair, although SNs are not consecutive, and bbl addresses differ. They are inlaid in gold with “1” or “2” in the usual places. Styling and dimensions match. 28″ Chopper lump bbls are engraved with Boss name and address on narrow game ribs. Gun no. “1” has Albemarle Street address, and gun no. “2” has Cork Street address. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 2-1/2″ chambers. SNs are on bottoms of bbls. Nicely filed small case hardened sidelock actions feature automatic safeties (SAFE inlaid in gold), bushed strikers, gold line tumbler end cocking indicators, and single triggers. (Boss patent numbers are on trigger plates.) Actions and sideplates are engraved with Boss house style 17 rose bouquet and scroll, as originated by Jack Sumner. Blued single beaded small bow trigger guards and top levers have matching engraving with SNs at grips. Well matched, dark, lightly streaked and figured European walnut straight grip buttstocks measure 14-3/4″ over ribbed horn buttplates, and feature typical Boss drop points, standard checkering with mullered borders, and vacant gold ovals on toe lines. Splinter Boss ejector forends have Anson type releases. Gun no. “1” SN 9114: Bore diameter: left -.614, right -.618. Bore restrictions: left -.008, right -.008. Wall thickness: left -.026, right -.021. Drop at heel: 2″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 5 lbs. 8 oz. LOP 14-3/4″. Gun no. “2” SN 9166: Bore diameter: left -.612, right -.612. Bore restrictions: left -.008, right -.002. Wall thickness: left -.019, right -.028. Drop at heel: 2″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 5 lbs. 8 oz. LOP: 14-3/4″. The makers have kindly confirmed that gun No.1 was completed in 1959 for a Mr Mckinley and that gun No.2 was made for the same client, to match gun No.1 in 1960 PROVENANCE: Ned Schwing Collection. CONDITION: Excellent, all finish being original. Bbls retain 95% blue, silvering at muzzles, and at fences, with a few minor handling marks, most noticeable on left bbl of gun. no. “1”. Actions retain 80 – 90% orig case hardening color, silvering on fences and beads. Gun no. “1” shows more silvering, especially at bottom. Blue of trigger guard of gun no. “1” is probably 60% and gun no. “2”, 80%. Stocks retain nearly all of their orig finish, with handling marks, most noticeable on gun no. “1”. Bores are excellent. Actions are tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Triggers work. A dynamic lightweight pair and rare to find in this condition. 4-42571, 42572 MGM175 (65,000-85,000)

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*PAIR OF 20 GAUGE E. J. CHURCHILL PREMIER SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME GUNS WITH CASE. SN 2373/ 2374. Cal. 20 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers for gun. no. 1, and 2-1/2″ Chambers for gun no. 2. This unusual matched pair of small bore “best quality” guns has the numbers “1” or “2” inlaid in gold in the usual places. 28″ Dovetailed steel bbls, with matted Churchill ribs, are engraved “Churchill (Gunmakers)” and “Orange St. Gunworks. Leicester Square London.” on tops. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs; Gun no. 1 for 2-3/4″ chambers at 3-1/4 tons, and gun. no. 2 for 7/8 oz of shot. SNs are engraved on bottoms of left bbls. Nicely filed sidelock actions feature automatic safeties (SAFE engraved on gold rectangles), and double triggers. Actions are engraved with nearly full coverage medium scroll. “E. J. Churchill” is in scrolled riband on each lockplate. “E J C” monogram is on bottoms of actions, as found on early best quality Churchill guns. Trigger plates are inlaid with gold “Premier Model” and engraved “Finest Quality”. Scroll engraved trigger guards have SNs in ribands at grips. Well matched beautifully marbled, and slightly figured European walnut straight grip buttstocks measure 14-1/4″ over checkered wood butts with blued steel heel and toe plates. Stocks feature drop points and point pattern checkering with mullered borders. Matching splinter ejector forends have Anson releases and “E J C” logo stamped on each iron along with SN. Gun no. 1: Bore diameter: left -.622, right -.622. Bore restrictions: left -.012, right -.004. Wall thickness: left -.042, right -.045. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 5 lbs. 15 oz. LOP 14-1/4″. Gun no. 2: Bore diameter: left -.622, right -.622. Bore restrictions: left -.029, right -.014. Wall thickness: left -.045, right -.043. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 6 lbs. 4 oz. LOP 14-1/4″. Leather double gun case with leather corners is lined with red cloth, with gold embossed black leather Churchill label, and contains 2 pairs of snap caps. PROVENANCE: Edward Whitacre(GM Chairman & CEO)Coll; Ned Schwing Collection. CONDITION: Excellent, as refurbished. Bbls retain virtually all of a very fine London quality re-black. Actions retain traces of case hardening color in protected areas, but are mostly a pleasing pewter gray. Factory quality re-stocks retain virtually all of their orig finish, with a few marks from light handling and use. Bores are excellent. Actions are tight. Bbls of both guns are off face. Gun no. 1 has a live ejector (trip return spring not working). Ejectors are slightly out of time on gun. no. 2. Case is near new, with a few marks and nicks. Interior cloth is excellent. Label has compressions from contact with guns. Snap caps are fine. 4-42563, 42564 MGM248 (45,000-65,000)

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*JOSEPH LANG SIDELOCK EJECTOR DOUBLE RIFLE WITH CASE. SN 15795. (ca. 1914) Cal. .375 H & H Belted Magnum. 24-3/4″ Chopper lump Bohler steel bbls with square shouldered doll’s head extension, are engraved “Joseph Lang & Son.” and “7 Bury Street St. James’s, London.” on tops, and are fitted with quarter rib and ramp front sight base. Quarter rib is fitted with claw scope bases and one standing, two folding leaf express rear sight graduated for 100, 200, and 300 yards. Gold bead front is longitudinally dovetailed into base. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 375 at 19 tons. Bottoms of bbls are stamped “Bohler Rasant” and with caliber. Heavy, back action side lock screw grip action features automatic bolted safety with SAFE inlaid in gold, bushed strikers, and gold line tumbler end cocking indicators. Top tang extends about 3″ over comb and engraved steel trigger guard extends to horn grip cap. Action and lockplates are engraved with very well cut medium open shaded scroll with rose bouquet highlights. “Joseph Lang & Son” is on each lockplate. Nicely streaked and slightly figured European walnut full pistol grip buttstock with shadow line right hand cheekpiece and flat top point pattern checkering measures 14-7/8″ over Silver type pad. Stock also features drop points, as well as a sling eye and vacant gold oval on toe line. Short semi-beavertail ejector forend with Anson release, has matching engraving and checkering, Drop at heel: Approx 3-1/8″, drop at comb: Approx 1-15/16″. Weight: 9 lbs. 12 oz. LOP 14-7/8″. Leather case with stitched leather corners is lined with dark green cloth with reproduction Joseph Lang leather label, and contains case straps and a key, along with target with 2 bullet holes 1″ apart, 3″ high of center, marked left and right, and “.375 Federal 300 gr Nosler Partition 50 yards 2 Feb 08.” PROVENANCE: Ned Schwing Collection. CONDITION: Excellent, as re-barreled and refurbished, possibly by factory, as quality of work is very fine. Bbls retain nearly all of a very fine rust blue. Action and lockplates retain 75 – 80% orig case hardening color, quite vivid on lockplates and trigger plate. Trigger guard and top lever retain most of their re-blue. Pin ends have been beautifully fire blued, as has safety bolt. Stocks retain most of what appears to be their orig finish, with a few minor marks, and a fairly heavy dent at front of cheekpiece. A 2-1/2″ repaired crack is on left side of butt near heel. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Case leather is excellent with one or 2 minor marks, corners slightly scuffed. Interior cloth is excellent, as is label. A fine medium to dangerous game rifle. 4-42565 MGM241 (25,000-35,000)

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*28 GAUGE ARTHUR HILL BOXLOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN. SN 44506. Cal. 28 ga. 2-1/2″ Chambers. This well made little gun by this seldom seen maker, has 28-1/4″ dovetailed steel bbls with game rib engraved “Arthur Hill Gun Maker. Horncastle”. Bbl flats are stamped with 1995 Birmingham re-proofs for 2-1/2″ chambers. Unusual small case hardened boxlock action has nicely beaded fences which extend into scroll terminated reinforcing bolsters. Action also features dolls head third fastener, automatic safety, and double triggers. Finely marbled and nicely figured Circassian walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-3/4″ over brown “Decelerator” pad. Stock features side panels, 18 LPI point pattern checkering with mullered borders, and silver oval on toe line engraved with initials “P. F. D”. Matching splinter ejector forend has inset horn tip and Deeley release. Bore diameter: left -.565, right -.565. Bore restrictions: left -.035, right -.012. Wall thickness: left -.028, right -.028. Drop at heel: 1-3/4″, drop at comb: 1-1/4″. Weight: 5 lbs. 2 oz. LOP 14-3/4″. PROVENANCE: Ned Schwing Collection. CONDITION: Excellent, as completely refinished. Bbls retain essentially all of London quality black. Action retains essentially all of its classically colored hardening. Floorplate, trigger guard, and top lever retain all of their blue. Stocks retain most of an oil finish over a few tiny handling marks. Checkering professionally re-cut. Action is slightly loose, Bbls are off face. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny. Ejectors are in time. A nice little gun. 4-42577 MGM167 (5,000-10,000)

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*FRANCOTTE SPECIAL BOXLOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN. SN 210222. Cal. 410 ga. 3″ Chambers. 26″ Dovetailed steel bbls with raised matted game rib are inlaid in gold “Aug. Francotte a Leige” and “Abercrombie & Fitch Co. NYC, NY” on tops. Bbl flats are stamped with Belgian nitro proofs for 3″ chambers. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with choke information and SN. Case hardened small boxlock action features Greener crossbolt third fastener, automatic safety, arched back, and double triggers. Action is engraved with about 30% coverage simple scroll. Blued large bow trigger guard has nicely rendered gold inlaid portrait of quail on bow, with SN inlaid in gold on tang. Broadly streaked and strikingly quilted fiddle-figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-1/4″ over ribbed horn buttplate, and features checkered side panels, point pattern checkering at grip with line border, and a vacant gold oval on toe line. Long splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Bore diameter at muzzles: left -.402, right -.410. Wall thickness: left -.045, right -.050. Drop at heel: 2-5/16″, drop at comb: 1-5/16″. Weight: 5 lbs. 8 oz. LOP 14-1/4″. PROVENANCE: Ned Schwing Collection. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain 98% orig blue. Action retains 90 – 95% orig case hardening color, silvering on fences, and lower right side of action. Stocks retain nearly all of their orig oil finish with few minor handling marks. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. 4-42578 MGM166 (7,500-12,500)

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*TRULY EXCEPTIONAL 20 GAUGE PARKER BHE. SN 192626. Cal. 20 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 0 Frame. 28″ Acme steel bbls with standard matted rib fitted with two ivory Lyman beads, has all correct stampings on flats. Case hardened action has single nicely filed bead around fences, and is engraved with 80% coverage (probably special ordered) fine scroll, with no dogs or game. “Parker Bros” is in ribands on each side of action. Top lever has nicely filed flutes. Trigger guard is scroll engraved on bow, with SN on grip. Very finely marbled and nicely stump figured European walnut full capped pistol grip (grip cap is fitted with large silver oval engraved with initials “A. P. T.” flanked by some scroll) buttstock measures 14-5/8″ over skeleton butt. Checkering pattern is typical BH. Side panels are also checkered and have fleur de lis drop points. Matching splinter ejector forend has typical Parker release and file decorated steel tip. Parker Gun Identification and Serialization ledger lists this gun in this exact configuration. Accompanied by a PGCA letter stating the order was completed 5-25-21w/ 28″ bbls and choked to pattern RH (180 #8 pellets in a 30″ circle at 40 yds) and LH (240 #8 pellets in a 30″ circle at 40 yds). The price listed for a BHE in 1920 was $302. Bore diameter: left -.619, right -.618. Bore restrictions: left -.024, right -.015. Wall thickness: left -.024, right -.022. Drop at heel: 3-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 6 lbs. 4 oz. LOP 14-5/8″. PROVENANCE: Ned Schwing Collection. CONDITION: Exceptional, 100% original, as found. Bbls retain 98% orig blue with some slight silvering, a few minor marks, and some light pinprick freckling in a small area on right bbl above forend. Action retains 90% + orig vivid case hardening color, with some slight silvering on fences, bottom edges of action, and on belly toward forend. Forend latch is silvered. Trigger guard retains 80% orig blue, silvered on edges and at grip, and flaking a bit on bow. Stocks retain nearly all of their orig rubbed oil finish with a few minor marks and compressions, grain slightly raised. Checkering shows slight wear. Skeleton buttplate retains approx 50% of its orig blue, with tiny dent on right side. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Ejectors won’t trip and most certainly because this gun has seen little or no use. It only needs a cleaning but we won’t touch it because gun has not been touched and we intend to preserve its special integrity. This gun has seen almost no use. An incredible find. Guns in this condition, and of this quality, are exceptionally scarce. With only a few over 1000 BH guns made; fewer than 200 were 20 ga. 4-42576 MGM168 (35,000-55,000)

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*RARE & DESIRABLE PARKER AHE SINGLE TRIGGER STRAIGHT GRIP GAME GUN. SN 239747. Cal. 20 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 0 Frame. 26″ Acme steel bbls have all correct stamps on bbl flats. Action with single filed bead around fences is engraved with typical late Parker scroll and game scenes, with a trio of bobwhite on left, pair of flying pheasants on right, and trio of pheasants on bottom. “Parker” is on bottom of action. Marbled and nicely fiddle-figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-3/8″ over skeleton buttplate. Stock features typical “A” recessed checkered side panels, fleur de lis drop points, and fancy checkering pattern with mullered borders. Gold oval on toe line is engraved with monogram “E C V”. Matching splinter ejector forend has nearly full coverage of checkering. Bore diameter: left -.617, right -.618. Bore restrictions: left -.016, right -.009. Wall thickness: left -.025, right -.025. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-5/16″. Weight: 6 lbs. 7 oz. LOP 14-3/8″. Parker Gun Identification and Serialization ledger lists this gun in this configuration. PROVENANCE: Ned Schwing Collection. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain 80 – 85% of orig blue, thinning and browning overall, especially along rib. Action retains a considerable amount of orig case hardening color, but is mostly a very pleasing silver gray overall. Trigger guard is flaked, and toned to nearly all silver. Buttstock has had a professional repair at wrist, and retains most of what appears to be orig finish having typical handling marks. Checkering has been re-cut. Crest plate and skeleton buttplate with later engraving. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny. Action is tight. Ejectors are in time. Trigger works. A nicely configured high grade Parker, all A quality guns are scarce, with a total of 306 hammerless guns ever being made, only 46 in 20 ga. 4-42575 MGM169 (30,000-50,000)

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*RARE & DESIRABLE 410 PARKER GHE SINGLE TRIGGER EJECTOR BEAVERTAIL SKEET GUN. SN 237222. Cal. 410 ga. 3″ Chambers. 000 Frame. Configuration of this late Parker gun matches all the information in the Parker Gun Identification and Serialization ledger, with straight grip and 26″ Parker steel bbls. Nicely figured American walnut buttstock measures 14-3/16″ over checkered wood butt. Bbl flats are stamped with Parker proofs and “Skeet In” “Skeet Out”. Bore diameter at muzzles: left -.395, right -.392. Wall thickness: left -.026, right -.030. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs. 1/2 oz. LOP 14-3/16″. PROVENANCE: Ned Schwing Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain nearly all of their original finish. Action retains 20 – 30% orig case hardening color, vivid in protected areas. Trigger guard has traces of orig blue on bow, and is mostly flaked to silver and brown. Stocks with nice figuring and retains 85 – 90% orig finish with normal handling marks. Checkering shows slight wear. There is an old scratch on left side panel. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Trigger works. Right ejector will not trip. A fine and rare well cared for example of this rare Parker variation. 4-42573 MGM163 (30,000-50,000)

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*RARE 410 PARKER GHE SINGLE TRIGGER EJECTOR BEAVERTAIL GAME GUN. SN 239475. Cal. 410 ga. 3″ Chambers. 000 Frame. Standard late Parker configuration with 26″ Parker steel bbls and straight grip stock. Nicely figured American walnut stock measures 14″ over dog’s head buttplate. Parker Gun Identification and Serialization ledger lists this gun as having a capped pistol grip stock. The beavertail forend is not mentioned, however our opinion is that the straight grip stock and beavertail are definitely original. Bore diameter at muzzles: left -.397, right -.400. Wall thickness: left -.030, right -.032. Drop at heel: 2-7/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 5 lbs. 14 oz. LOP 14″. PROVENANCE: Ned Schwing Collection. CONDITION: Excellent, as partially refinished. Probably by DelGrego. Bbls retain most of re-black. Action retains nearly all of a cyanide color, engraving slightly softened. Trigger guard retains most of the blue, with some browning at grip. Stocks retain most of their orig varnish, some new finish rubbed in at butt. Buttplate a possible replacement. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Ejectors are in time. Trigger works. 4-42574 MGM164 (25,000-35,000)

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*20 GAUGE CSM FOX XE GAME GUN. SN F205569. Cal. 20 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 27″ Barrels have high matted game rib. Bbls have 2-1/2″ triangles of oak leaf and acorn engraving at breeches, and are marked “Made to Order A. H. Fox” “Chromox Fluid Steel”. Bbl flats are stamped with grade, SN, and caliber. “CT. Shotgun Mfg.” and “New Britain CT. USA” is on loop. Nicely filed small scallop-backed case hardened action with automatic safety and double triggers is engraved with nearly full coverage of shaded oak leaves and acorns framing game scenes on sides. A fox is in central circle on bottom. Blued trigger guard with SN on tang has inlaid gold shield on bow engraved with initials “R. D. H.” European walnut buttstock with fine marbling and spectacular figure measures 15-3/8″ over skeleton buttplate, and features straight diamond hand, checkered side panels, and borderless checkering with uncheckered ribbons through pattern. Long splinter ejector forend has Deeley type release, and inlaid horn tip. Bore diameter: left -.613, right -.613. Bore restrictions: left -.010, right -.005. Wall thickness: left -.032, right -.033. Drop at heel: 2-5/16″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 6 lbs. 0 oz. LOP 15-3/8″. PROVENANCE: Ned Schwing Collection. CONDITION: Excellent, showing some slight silvering at muzzles, and a few minor marks on bbls. Action is slightly silvered on high edges. Stock is very fine with minor handling marks. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Ejectors are slightly out of time. 4-42570 MGM173 (12,000-18,000)

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*OUTSTANDING & DESIRABLE WINCHESTER MODEL 42 DELUXE PUMP SHOTGUN WITH ORIGINAL BOX. SN 111235. Cal. 410. 3 inch chamber. 28″ solid rib bbl, Skeet choke with No. 81-A front bead sight. Factory jeweled bolt and carrier. Stocked with exceptional fiddle grained black walnut. Extension slide handled forend with 18 LPI double diamond deluxe checkering. Stock has large hard rubber pistol grip cap with 18 LPI diamond deluxe checkering. LOP: 13-5/8″ over orig buttplate. Weight: 6 lb. 5 oz. Accompanied by orig box with red lettering, bottom marked “51”, indicating 1951 production, with “B-1112” part number. White end flap label with blue printing and red Winchester logo stating SN 111235 with “42-338-04X” special order coding. Box contains time payment plan pamphlet, instruction booklet and special offer hand tag. Also accompanied by a custom built wooden storage box with Winchester marked lid. This gun is pictured on page 122 of “The Winchester Model 42” by Ned Schwing. PROVENANCE: Ned Schwing Collection. A personal letter about this gun from Ned Schwing will accompany the lot. CONDITION: Extremely fine, near new condition. Metal parts have about 99% orig blue with the only wear being on the slide bar and adjacent areas. Excellent jeweling with no wear marks. Stock and slide handle have excellent orig finish with minor handling marks, crisp mechanics and excellent bore. Box for this outstanding shotgun is in very good condition with spots of light discoloration and some slightly tattered edges. Interior retains wood end pieces, cardboard dividers and proper packing paper. Guns in this condition with their complete original box are extremely hard to find. 4-42589 DS24 (15,000-20,000)

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*SUPERB SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 42 DELUXE PUMP ACTION SHOTGUN WITH BOX. SN 164353. Cal. 410. 26″ solid rib bbl with Full choke and 81-A bead sight. This shotgun is very near the end of the production and exhibits unusual features and non-standard traits that are possibly an indication of assembly during parts clean up. Jeweled bolt and carrier. Big head safety. Stock and forearm of exceptional fancy black walnut. Extension Skeet style pump handle with 18 LPI double diamond deluxe checkering with shallower than standard extension flutes having sharper than normal front angle. Straight grip stock with diamond deluxe checkering of heavier than normal dimensions at wrist with unusually proud wood to metal fit and slightly squared comb. LOP: 14″ over flat fitting Winchester buttplate having shorter than normal buttplate screws. Stock is lacking weight reduction hole but with through bolt hole that is slightly off-centered. Bbl and receiver are lacking normal Winchester proof marks. Accompanied by Winchester Gun Museum letter dated February 7, 1966 signed by T.E. Hall stating the following: “In regard to your inquiry about your Model 42 Winchester, serial#164353, I have checked our records and found the following: The gun was manufactured June 6, 1963. It was a Model 42 – 26″ – Full choke – Deluxe Grade. The gun had a straight grip stock, fancy wood, checkered deluxe. This is all the information available on this gun.” With Winchester box having red lettering, bottom of box is marked “A-1112” and Bird & Son certification mark. End label is white with blue lettering and red Winchester logo with “SPECIAL Deluxe” stamped in black ink left of Winchester logo. Has handwritten solid rib description. Right portion of label is damaged, leaving number “G42” visible in upper right corner with numbers “16435” visible in the SN box and “17-176-12C” descriptions located right of “Model 42” identification. Box contains hang tag, warranty card and safety commandment brochure. PROVENANCE: Ned Schwing Collection. A personal letter about this gun from Ned Schwing will accompany the lot. CONDITION: Metal surfaces have approximately 99% Du-Lite blue with slight wear on mag tube. Excellent stock finish with sharp checkering. Crisp mechanics with excellent bore. Box is in very good condition with dividers and packing papers. 4-42587 DS30 (15,000-20,000)

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*EXTREMELY RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 42 TRAP GRADE TWO BARREL SET PUMP ACTION SHOTGUN. SN 16746. Cal. 410. 3 inch chambers. Bottom of frame is marked “TRAP” below SN. Skeet choke bbl is 26″ solid rib with 81-A front bead sight and standard right and left bbl markings. Full choke bbl is 28″ solid rib with 81-A front bead sight and standard right and left bbl roll markings. Bbl is lacking SN on bbl extension and has standard Winchester proof mark ahead of circle P parts proof mark, indicating the second bbl was added at a later date. Stock and both forearms are fancy black walnut. Both extension Skeet style forearms have 18 LPI double diamond deluxe checkering. Straight grip buttstock with 18 LPI diamond deluxe checkering. LOP: 13-7/8″. Weight with Skeet bbl 6 lbs. 2 oz. PROVENANCE: Ned Schwing Collection. A personal letter about this gun from Ned Schwing will accompany the lot. CONDITION: Very fine. Both bbls retain about 97% rust blue. Action and other parts retain about 95% orig machine blue. Carrier has a small amount of very light pitting. Stock and forearms have orig finish with minor scattered handling marks. Very good bright bores. Smooth sound action. Model 42 2bbl sets are almost unheard of and as such this is extremely rare. 4-42593 DS28 (15,000-20,000)

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*SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 42 TRAP GRADE SKEET STYLE PUMP ACTION SHOTGUN. SN 24626. Cal. 410. 26″ solid rib bbl, Skeet Choke, with ivory front and mid beads. Left side bbl marked “WINCHESTER/PROOF STEEL-MODEL 42-WINCHESTER/TRADE MARK-.410-3 IN-SKEET”. Right side bbl marked with standard roll marking. Receiver has “TRAP” marking below SN. Gun is mounted with fancy black walnut with orange and brown tone burl figure prominent in the comb area of stock and in slide handle. Straight grip Skeet style stock with 20 LPI diamond pattern wrap-around checkering. LOP – 13-7/8″ over the Winchester hard rubber buttplate. Skeet style extension slide handle with 20 LPI double diamond checkered side panels. Weight – 6 lb 4.5 oz. PROVENANCE: Ned Schwing Collection. A personal letter about this gun from Ned Schwing will accompany the lot. CONDITION: Very fine, all orig. Bbl retains 98% orig rust bluing with small amount of wear from the slide handle and in the mag takedown area. Receiver, extension and mag tube retains about 95% machine bluing with slight wear on trigger guard and sharp edges of action with slight wear on mag tube from slide handle. Sound stock and forearm, having very fine orig finish with minor handling marks. Checkering is sharp. Excellent bright bore. Sound mechanics and tight at takedown. 4-42591 DS16 (10,000-15,000)

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*VERY RARE EXCEPTIONAL WINCHESTER MODEL 42 TRAP GRADE SKEET STYLE 2-1/2″ CHAMBER PUMP ACTION SHOTGUN. SN 39845. Cal. 410. 28″ solid rib bbl with Skeet choke, No. 81-A front bead. Left side of bbl marked “WINCHESTER/PROOF STEEL-MODEL 42-WINCHESTER/TRADE MARK-.410-2 1/2″ CHAM.-SKEET”. Standard right side bbl roll marking. Stocked with highly figured black walnut with striking orange coloration burl grain. Extension Skeet slide handle with 20 LPI double diamond checkering with pistol grip Skeet stock with hard rubber grip cap, diamond pattern trap checkering. LOP: 13-3/4″ over orig buttplate. Weight: 6 lb. 3 oz. PROVENANCE: Ned Schwing Collection. A personal letter about this gun from Ned Schwing will accompany the lot. CONDITION: Very fine. Rust blue bbl retains about 98% blue with a small amount of discoloration on left rear portion of rib. Action and other metal parts have about 95% orig machine blue, an old light scratch on left of receiver above slide lock. Stock has very good orig finish with few handling marks. Forearm has very good orig finish with a slight finish wear forward of the checkering. This is nothing more than gun rack bruising. Smooth action with sound mechanics. Excellent bright bore. 4-42588 DS22 (10,000-15,000)

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*RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 42 TRAP GRADE SKEET STYLE PUMP ACTION SHOTGUN. SN 24614. Cal. 410. 3 inch chamber. 26″ solid rib bbl, Skeet choke, with 81-A front bead sight. Standard right side and left side bbl roll markings. Stocked in exceptional full figured black walnut, stock has uncapped pistol grip with 20 LPI diamond deluxe checkering. LOP: 13-7/8″ over orig buttplate. Skeet style extension slide handle with 20 LPI double diamond deluxe checkering. Weight: 6 lbs. 3.5 oz. PROVENANCE: Ned Schwing Collection. A personal letter about this gun from Ned Schwing will accompany the lot. CONDITION: Very Fine. Metal and wood professionally restored. Metal with 90-95% finish stocks with oil type finish, having minor handling marks. Forearm has repair on left side of rear extension portion. Smooth mechanics. Very good bore. 4-42590 DS26 (10,000-15,000)

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*RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 42 VENT RIB SKEET PUMP SHOTGUN. SN 156172. Cal. 410. 28″ bbl with Winchester special ventilated rib having small oval style posts without patent markings on left side of rib. No. 81-A front bead. Skeet choke. Bbl has standard left side roll markings. Skeet style pistol grip stock with steel grip cap with full fancy black walnut. LOP: 13-3/4″ over orig buttplate. Weight: 6 lb. 5.8 oz. Skeet style extension forend of straight grain black walnut. PROVENANCE: Ned Schwing Collection. A personal letter about this gun from Ned Schwing will accompany the lot. CONDITION: Very fine. Over 98% orig Du-Lite bluing showing only minor wear from pump handle operation. Excellent orig stock finish with very minor handling marks. Tight crisp mechanics with little signs of usage. Very good bright bore. 4-42586 DS21 (7,500-12,500)

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*DESIRABLE WINCHESTER MODEL 42 SKEET GRADE PUMP ACTION SHOTGUN. SN 87603. Cal. 410. 28″ solid rib bbl, Skeet choke with No. 81-A front bead. Standard left side bbl markings. Extension Skeet style forend and capped pistol grip Skeet stock of strong straight grain American walnut having 18 LPI Skeet style checkering. LOP: 13-7/8″ over buttplate. PROVENANCE: Ned Schwing Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Rust blue bbl with correct immersion blued receiver and other metal parts having over 98% orig finish, minor handling marks. Orig stock having a very small area of finish chipping at the toe. Stock and forearm have crisp sharp checkering. Very good bright bore. Crisp, smooth mechanics. 4-42585 DS19 (7,500-12,500)

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*RARE AND DESIRABLE WINCHESTER MODEL 42 TRAP GRADE PUMP ACTION SHOTGUN. SN 33982. Cal. 410. 26″ solid rib bbl, Full choke with No. 81-A front bead. Left bbl markings are “WINCHESTER/PROOF STEEL-MODEL 42-WINCHESTER/TRADE MARK-.410-3 IN-FULL”. Right side bbl has standard roll markings. Stock is fancy black walnut with orange red toned burl and fiddle figure. Uncapped pistol grip trap grade stock with 20 LPI diamond pattern checkering. LOP: 13-7/8″ over hard rubber buttplate. Trap style slide handle having 20 LPI diamond panel checkering. Weight: 6 lb 4.6 oz. PROVENANCE: Ned Schwing Collection. A personal letter about this gun from Ned Schwing will accompany the lot. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains about 95% orig rust blue. Receiver has orig blue with fine spotting on portions of left side of receiver and trigger guard bow that appear to be from storage. Sound stock and forearm having sharp checkering and orig finish. Forearm has a few scratches between the leading edge of checkering slide handle cap. Stocks minor normal handling marks. Very good bright bore. Smooth action with sound mechanics. 4-42592 DS17 (10,000-15,000)

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*DESIRABLE WINCHESTER MODEL 42 SKEET GRADE PUMP ACTION SHOTGUN. SN 73215. Cal. 410. 28″ solid rib bbl, Skeet choke, 81-A front bead. Standard roll markings on bbl. Standard receiver fitted with select black walnut. Pistol grip uncapped Skeet style stock with 18 LPI checkering having attractive fiddle grain with good color contrast in butt section. LOP: 13-3/4″ over hard rubber buttplate. Extension Skeet style slide handle with 18 LPI checkering. PROVENANCE: Ned Schwing Collection. A personal letter about this gun from Ned Schwing will accompany the lot. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl has about 95% orig rust bluing. Receiver and other metal parts retain over 90% correct immersion process bluing with light wear to lower edges of the action and trigger bow areas. Smooth sound action with very good bore. 4-42582 DS18 (7,500-12,500)

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*EXCEPTIONAL WINCHESTER MODEL 42 SKEET GRADE 2-1/2″ CHAMBER PUMP ACTION SHOTGUN. SN 51115. Cal. 410. 2-1/2 inch chamber. 26″ solid rib bbl, Skeet choke, with 81-A front bead sight. Stock in fancy black walnut with striking burl grain in comb area of stock. Extension Skeet style slide handle with 20 LPI checkering. Stock with uncapped pistol grip having 20 LPI Skeet checkering. LOP: 13-7/8″ over orig buttplate. Weight: 6 lbs. 3 oz. SN indicates 1942 mfg. PROVENANCE: Ned Schwing Collection. A personal letter about this gun from Ned Schwing will accompany the lot. CONDITION: Very fine. Rust blue bbl retains about 99% orig blue. Du-Lite blue receiver and other metal parts with about 98% orig finish. Sound stock and forearm, very good orig finish and a few scattered handling marks. Crisp mechanics, excellent bore. 4-42581 DS29 (7,500-12,500)

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*SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 42 SKEET GRADE PUMP ACTION SHOTGUN. SN 142877. Cal. 410. 28″ solid rib bbl, Skeet choke, ivory Bradley style front bead with ivory mid bead. Standard left side bbl markings. Standard receiver mounted with fancy black walnut. Uncommon and highly sought after straight grip Skeet style stock with extension Skeet style forearm having 18 LPI Skeet pattern checkering. LOP: 13-7/8″ over orig buttplate. PROVENANCE: Ned Schwing Collection. A personal letter about this gun from Ned Schwing will accompany the lot. CONDITION: Fine. Rust blued bbl retaining over 95% orig finish with correct immersion blued action and other metal parts retain about 97% orig blue with light wear on edges. Orig wood finish having light handling marks. Tight smooth action with crisp mechanics. Bore is clean and bright. 4-42584 DS20 (7,500-12,500)

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*DESIRABLE WINCHESTER MODEL 42 SKEET GRADE PUMP ACTION SHOTGUN. SN 63888. Cal. 410. 3 in. chamber. 26″ solid rib bbl, Skeet choke, No. 81-A front bead sight. Standard left side bbl roll marking. Stock with fancy black walnut, extension Skeet style slide handle with 18 LPI checkering. Skeet dimension uncapped pistol grip stock with 18 LPI checkering. LOP: 13-7/8″. Weight: 6 lb. 3.8 oz. PROVENANCE: Ned Schwing Collection. A personal letter about this gun from Ned Schwing will accompany the lot. CONDITION: Very good. Receiver, mag tube and small parts have about 90-95% orig blue with wear on sharp edges and minor handling marks. Bbl has about 98% professionally restored blue. Sound stock and forearm with professionally restored finish, having an area of light crazing on the right side of stock. Very good bright bore. Very smooth action with sound mechanics. 4-42583 DS23 (7,500-12,500)

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*VERY EARLY WINCHESTER MODEL 42 SKEET GRADE PUMP ACTION SHOTGUN. SN 7273. Cal. 410. 3 inch chamber. 26″ plain bbl, Skeet choke, with 81-A bead front sight. Bbl has standard right side and left side roll markings. Straight grip Skeet stock and extension Skeet slide handle nicely grained black walnut having 20 LPI checkering. LOP: 13-3/4″ over orig buttplate. Weight: 5 lbs. 14.7 oz. PROVENANCE: Ned Schwing Collection. A personal letter about this gun from Ned Schwing will accompany the lot. CONDITION: Fine. Metal parts retain over 90% orig blue with area of light spotting between the bbl markings. Good checkering and very good orig finish with scattered handling marks. Excellent bright bore. Smooth mechanics. 4-42580 DS25 (7,500-12,500)

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*EXCEPTIONAL FIRST YEAR PRODUCTION WINCHESTER MODEL 42 FIELD GRADE PUMP ACTION SHOTGUN. SN 6547. Cal. 410. 3 inch chamber. 28″ plain bbl, Full choke, 81-A front bead sight. Pre-war field stock with fluted pistol grip and pre-war 18 groove slide handle of straight grain black walnut. LOP: 13-7/8″ over orig buttplate. Weight: 5 lbs. 12.8 oz. PROVENANCE: Ned Schwing Collection. A personal letter about this gun from Ned Schwing will accompany the lot. CONDITION: Fine. Metal parts retain over 95% orig blue with slight wear lower edges of receiver and mag tube. Very good orig wood finish with very light normal handling marks. Smooth crisp mechanics, excellent bright bore. 4-42579 DS27 (4,000-6,000)

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*RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 21 SKEET GRADE VENT RIB SHOTGUN. SN 13863. Cal. 16 ga. 28″ bbls with scarce orig vent rib, choked WS-1 / WS-2, red target front sight and steel mid bead. Sgl selective trigger, auto ejectors. Beavertail forend and straight grip stock of fancy black walnut. LOP: 13-7/8″ over checkered butt. Drop at Comb: 1-1/2″. Drop at Heel: 2″. Slight cast off. Weight: 6 lbs. 15 oz. One of Ned Schwing’s personal hunting guns. PROVENANCE: Ned Schwing Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Excellent as professionally restored wood and metal. Stock has minor fine handling marks some tiny spots of lifting finish near action. Has sharp checkering. Very good bright bores, action tight with sound mechanics. 4-42567 DS36 (10,000-12,000)

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*20 GAUGE WINCHESTER MODEL 21 SKEET GUN. SN 4333. Cal. 20 ga. 2-5/8″ Chambers. 26″ Barrels with standard Winchester markings on top, and stamped with “Winchester Proof Steel” along with “WS-1” and “WS-2″ on bottoms. Typical blued action is fitted with selective single trigger. Nicely figured American walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-1/8″ over checkered wood butt. Beavertail ejector forend has correct Model 21 J-spring and knurled release. Bore diameter: left -.614, right -.617. Bore restrictions: left -.009, right -.004. Wall thickness: left -.025, right -.025. Drop at heel: 2-9/16″, drop at comb: 1-9/16″. Weight: 6 lbs. 11 oz. LOP 14-1/8”. One of Ned Schwing’s personal hunting guns. PROVENANCE: Ned Schwing Collection. CONDITION: Excellent, as refinished long ago. Bbls retain essentially all of the satin black. Action retains 90 – 95% correctly polished blue, silvered on high edges, and around body of action. Floorplate retains nearly all its blue. Trigger guard and top lever are slightly silvered at grip and thumbpiece. Stocks with beautiful fancy feather crotch grain, retains nearly all of an old rubbed oil finish, with some minor handling marks. Checkering has been lightly re-cut, borders still contain oil. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Trigger works. Ejectors slightly out of time. 4-42569 MGM165 (7,000-10,000)

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*SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 21 TOURNAMENT GRADE SHOTGUN. SN 8819. Cal. 20 ga. 2-3/4 inch chambers. 28″ bbls, choked MOD/FULL, red target front sight with steel mid bead. Sgl selective trigger, auto ejectors. Beavertail forearm with straight grip stock of fancy black walnut. LOP: 14-1/8″ over Black Decelerator pad . Drop at Comb: 1-5/8″. Drop at Heel: 2-1/2″ Slight cast off. Weight: 6 lbs. 12 oz. One of Ned Schwing’s personal hunting guns. PROVENANCE: Ned Schwing Collection. CONDITION: Excellent as professionally restored nicely figured straight band stock which retains most of its excellent refinished wood with sharp checkering, minor handling marks. Very good bright bores, tight action with sound mechanics. A beauty. 4-42568 DS37 (7,000-10,000)

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*SCARCE AND DESIRABLE WINCHESTER MODEL 21 TOURNAMENT GRADE 16 GA SHOTGUN. SN 7254. Cal. 16 ga. 26″ bbls, chokes IMP CYL/MOD, brass front bead with steel mid bead. Floorplate marked “TOURNAMENT”. Tournament grade was dropped from the line in 1936, 16 ga guns of this grade are seldom seen. Automatic ejector, sgl selective trigger. Stock of fancy black walnut with beavertail forend, straight grip stock. LOP: 14″ to checkered butt. Drop at Comb: 1-5/8″. Drop at Heel: 2-1/4″. Weight: 6 lbs. 12.8 oz. Slight cast off. One of Ned Schwing’s personal hunting guns. PROVENANCE: Ned Schwing Collection. CONDITION: Fine as professionally refurbished. Frame has 70% finish becoming thin along lower edges with 90% finish on floorplate and trigger guard. Stocks nicely restored, forearm has cracks between forend iron and latch plate. Stock with small chip on left side of action, wood has good checkering with minor handling marks. Sound action with good bores. 4-42566 DS34 (7,000-10,000)

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*JOE DIMAGGIO’S WINCHESTER MODEL 21. SN 15709. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 30″ Barrels. Typical pre-war standard grade configuration and markings with exception of very nicely engraved presentation on floorplate, “To “THE YANKEE CLIPPER” Joe DiMaggio From Capt. Jos. Cocozza Essex County Prosecutors Office Newark, NJ June 30, 1941″. (Date is one day after Joe DiMaggio had broken George Sisler’s record of 41 games straight with a base hit, DiMaggio went on to hit in 56 straight games. This record has never even been approached (Pete Rose reached 44 in 1978.). Very nicely crotch figured American walnut capped full pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/4″ over Winchester composition buttplate. Borderless point pattern checkering is at about 20 LPI. Matching ejector forend with highly figured wood has SN stamped on iron, and on stock in front of iron. Bore diameter: left -.728, right -.725. Bore restrictions: left -.029, right -.006. Wall thickness: left -.032, right -.029. Drop at heel: 2-11/16″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 7 lbs. 5 oz. LOP 14-1/4″. New Winchester green canvas case with leather trim has olive green patterned cloth interior, and contains 2 keys. PROVENANCE: “Letter of Provenance” from DiMaggio family. Winchester factory letter outlining orig specifications. Book: 56 JOE DIMAGGIO AND THE LAST MAGIC NUMBER IN SPORTS.Book: THE THRILLING STORY OF JOE DIMAGGIO. “Newsday” magazine with commemorative section on DiMaggio. “Baseball Almanac” website info on hitting streaks, and prices realized for Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe signed baseball of $191,200.00, and an auction estimate for Joe DiMaggio’s 1936 Yankee uniform of $600,000.00. CONDITION: Very fine, as partially refinished. Consignor states that after being purchased in 2007 the new owner had gun professionally restored to factory specifications. Orig stocks were replaced because of an accident involving DiMaggio and a burning duck blind, in which the stocks were scorched, and un-restorable (orig wood accompanies gun). Statement also goes on to say original bbls were restored and the frame is in orig state and untouched. Examination of the gun bears out all this information, and the only noticeable difference between replacement stocks and factory is the absence of orig style Winchester checkering border and high grade wood. Bbls retain nearly all of their quality re-black. Stocks retain most of their rubbed oil finish. Action retains most of its orig blue, silvered on high edges, with some evidence of cleaning around bottom, and at back edge of right side of receiver. Floorplate retains a considerable amount of blue which has somewhat faded to gray. engraving is excellent. Bores are fine, bright and shiny but showing a few very minor dents, mostly in right bbl. Action is tight. Right bbl is slightly off face. Ejectors are slightly out of time. Case is excellent, near new. Original stocks show considerable wood loss and very heavy refinishing. 4-42107 MGM86 (125,000-250,000)

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*RARE JOHN ULRICH NUMBER 6 ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 21 CUSTOM DELUXE SHOT GUN WITH EXTRA BARRELS AND CASE. SN 12106. Cal. 20 ga. 2-5/8″ Chambers. This very fine Model 21 was special ordered by Kerr’s of Beverly Hills, CA, in Oct. 1947 for Paul Helms, owner of Helms’ Bakery of Culver City, CA known as official baker to the 1932 summer Olympics. It has two sets of 28″ ventilated rib bbls, marked for 2-3/4″ chambers and with “20 ga Deluxe” on bbl flats. Bottoms of bbls are marked “Winchester Proof Steel” and with choke designations, one set “WS – 1” and “WS – 2”, the other “Mod” and “Full”. There are 2-3/4″ triangles of scroll engraving at breech ends of each bbl. Blued typical action is fitted with non-automatic safety and single selective trigger, and is engraved in Winchesters No. 6 style by John Ulrich with nearly full coverage of medium close scroll with some shading, having vignettes of bird dogs on either side of action and pair of pheasants on floorplate. Fences are carved with semi-relief oak leaves with stippled background. Very fine flame crotch figured American walnut full capped pistol grip buttstock measures 13-3/4″ over red Winchester pad, and features checkered side panels, 18 LPI point pattern checkering with beaded border, and large 14-K gold oval on toe line engraved with initials “PHH”. Matching beavertail forend is fitted to both bbl sets with SN on iron and stock in correct placements. Skeet choked BBLS: Bore diameter: left -.615, right -.615. Bore restrictions: left -.009, right -.000. Wall thickness: left -.022, right -.030. Modified and Full BBLS: Bore diameter: left -.612, right -.611 Bore restrictions: left -.009, right -.018. Wall thickness: left -.027, right -.030. Drop at heel: 2-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 6 lbs. 13 oz. LOP 13=3/4″. Leather case with riveted on brass corners has brass plate on top engraved “Paul H. Helms Los Angeles, Calif.” Interior is lined with green cloth and has compartments for gun and both sets of bbls, and is affixed with Kerr’s metal tag. Hinged compartment contains 2 keys. PROVENANCE: Factory letter with all specifications, copies of inspection report, and manufacturing data. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain nearly all of what appears to be their orig blue. Action retains 90-95% orig blue, pleasingly silvered on sharp edges, high points; engraving on fences has slight silvering at bottom of action from normal carrying and handling. Trigger guard is slightly silvered at grip, and top lever at thumbpiece. Stocks retain nearly all of their orig finish with only one or 2 minor marks, checkering very slightly worn. Forend latch has been re-blued, engraving softened. Bores are excellent. Ejectors are in time. Trigger works. Case leather is good with many marks, stains, and some lifting. It has been stabilized, with new handle attached. Interior cloth is fine with marks and abrasions from contact with gun and bbls. A fine high grade small bore 21 representing their finest work of the period. 4-38734 MGM239 (35,000-55,000)

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*EXTREMELY RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 21 CUSTOM GRADE .410 SHOTGUN. SN 27271. Cal. 410. 3 inch chamber. 26″ bbl with vent rib, choke MOD/FULL, red target front sight with steel mid bead. Rib is marked “CUSTOM BUILT BY WINCHESTER”. Flat side custom grade action having factory No. 3 engraving. Trigger guard engraved “FFM”. Sgl selective trigger, auto ejector and auto safety. Jeweled breechface, water tables and bbl lug. Beavertail forearm and straight grip stock of fancy black walnut having custom-field finish. LOP: 14″ over orig hard rubber buttplate. Drop at Comb: 1-1/2″. Drop at Heel: 2″. Weight: 6 lbs. 11.9 oz. Accompanied by factory orig cardboard shipping box with white label having blue lettering and red Winchester trade mark. Top portion of label has information confirming features of gun with partially obscured order number and SN. Box contains hang tag listing features of gun and cardboard dividers with packing paper. Cody Firearms Museum letter stating the above described features and listing “Order number 04-260-18A/Starting inspection on October 24, 1956/Completed inspection on March 6, 1957/Order slip: ordered on September 12, 1956 by Kerr Sport Shop, Beverly Hills, CA. Ordered with above configuration and Bradley red bead front sight and engraving on trigger guard”. PROVENANCE: Win Factory Letter. Gun was ordered by consignor’s Father in 1956 and has remained with the family in CA until its offering at Julia’s. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Metal surfaces have about 98% blued finish with a small amount of very fine scratches and marks on receiver. Very good orig finish on stock and forearm with sharp checkering and a few very light handling marks at the toe of stock. Stock has some darkening of finish adjacent to action. Bright excellent bores and crisp mechanics. Box is generally excellent w/areas at right and left ends of label missing, partially obscuring order numbers. An extremely rare one owner gun with full factory provenance. 4-44081 DS42 (40,000-60,000)

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*RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 21 PREWAR TRAP W/ FACTORY NO. 4 ENGRAVING. SN 9665. Cal. 20 ga. 2-5/8″ Chambers. 26″ Barrels with raised matted rib are engraved “M. P. Mitchell San Diego, Cal.” on side of left bbl. Bottoms of bbls and bbl flats are marked with gauge, SN, “Winchester Proof Steel” and “Full” and “Full”. Blued action with all correct nomenclature on water table, is engraved with well executed scroll and game scenes on sides, with pair of pointing dogs on bottom in Winchester’s classic No. 4 pattern, by John Ulrich. Nicely figured straight grip buttstock of XXX crotch American walnut measures 13-5/8″ over red vented pad. Stock features checkered side panels and standard point pattern checkering at grip. Matching beavertail ejector forend has typical Winchester latch. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms museum fact sheet confirming engraving and configuration as ordered for M.P. Mitchell on 5-24-35. No information regarding Mitchell has been uncovered. Bore diameter: left -.611, right -.611. Bore restrictions: left -.008, right -.016. Wall thickness: left -.028, right -.030. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 6 lbs. 12 oz. PROVENANCE: Cody Firearms Museum Fact Sheet. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain most of their old factory finish. Action retains most of its orig blue, considerably silvered on fences and sharp edges. Bottom of action is silver to brown with traces of blue on trigger plate. Trigger guard and top lever are gray to brown with traces of orig blue. Stocks retain most of an old rubbed oil finish, lightly crazed overall, and runs into borders of checkering which has not been re-cut. Bores are excellent. Action is very slightly loose and ejectors are slightly out of time. An elegant workhorse that has enjoyed many outings in the field but with plenty of life left for more! 4-38735 MGM179 (12,500-17,500)

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*CUSTOM BUILT WINCHESTER MODEL 21 NO 5 ENGRAVED SHOTGUN. SN 23496. Cal. 410. 3 inch chambers. 28″ vent rib bbls, choked WS-1 and WS-2, with red Bradley target front bead. Number 5 engraving, gold plated sgl trigger, automatic ejectors. Rounded frame, lightened frame and bbls with auto safety. Engine turned surfaces on breechface and bbl lug area. Beavertail forearm and pistol grip stock of extremely fancy walnut. Stock has engraved steel gripcap with LOP 14-1/8″ to checkered butt. Drop at Comb: 1-1/2″ Drop at Heel: 2-3/8″ Nearly neutral cast. Weight: 7 lbs. 4 oz. This beautiful gun is custom built of Winchester components and accompanied by a yellow manufacturing order sheet dated 3/12/62. CONDITION: Very fine. Near excellent finely polished blued metal surfaces. High luster stock finish with 1/2″ scratches on right side below comb flute. Crisp mechanics. Bright shiny bores. 4-42480 DS74 (20,000-30,000)

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1224
Revised: 9/8/2011

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Accompanied by two Winchester factory letters identifying this gun as a rare Trap/Skeet model and confirming its configuration.

*DESIRABLE WINCHESTER MODEL 21 16 GA SKEET SHOTGUN. SN 7061. Cal. 16 ga. 28″ bbls choked WS-1 & WS-2 with red target front sight with steel mid bead. Automatic ejectors and sgl selective trigger. Straight grip stock and beavertail forearm of fancy black walnut. Drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Drop at heel: 2-1/8″. Slight cast off. LOP: 14-3/4″ to checkered butt. Weight: 7 lbs 2 oz. PROVENANCE: Two Win Factory letters. CONDITION: Overall fine. Bbls and action retain approx 97% orig blue, trigger guard has reblued finish. Stock and forearm have deep checkering with very good orig finish, having light scratches and handling marks. Forearm has 3/4″ long chip on right side of bbl channel. Bright bores, crisp mechanics. 4-42545 DS33 (6,000-8,000)

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1225
Revised: 10/3/2011

Additional Information: There is a very slight flare at the very end of the muzzle of the right barrel.

*DESIRABLE WINCHESTER MODEL 21 SKEET GRADE 20 GA SHOTGUN. SN 21904. Cal. 20 ga. 2-3/4 inch chamber. 28″ bbls, WS-1 / WS-2 choke, white target front sight with mid bead. “SKEET” marked floorplate. Sgl selective trigger and auto ejectors. Beavertail forearm with pistol grip stock of exceptional fancy black walnut. LOP: 14″ to checkered butt. Drop at Comb: 1-5/8″. Drop at Heel: 2-1/2″ Slight cast off. Weight: 6 lbs. 12 oz. CONDITION: Very good. Approx 90% bbl blue with scattered light scratches. Action has approx 80% blue with spots of flaking and scratches on floorplate and fading blue on trigger guard. Sounds refinished wood with good checkering and minor handling marks. Very good bore with tight action and sound mechanics. 4-42544 DS35 (6,000-8,000)

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*16 GAUGE WINCHESTER MODEL 21 SKEET GUN “TRAP” GRADE. SN 7418. Cal. 16 ga. 2-5/8″ Chambers. 26″ Barrels are marked on left side “Winchester – 16 Gauge”. Bottoms of bbls are stamped “WS – 1” and “WS – 2”. Blued action is marked “Trap” and “Skeet” on floorplate, and is fitted with single selective trigger. Nicely flame figured American walnut pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/8″ over red Winchester pad and 1/4″ black spacer, and features standard point pattern checkering with beaded border. Matching beavertail ejector forend has typical J-spring and roller release. Bore diameter: left -.669, right -.667. Bore restrictions: left -.007, right -.005. Wall thickness: left -.035, right -.030. Drop at heel: 2-7/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7 lbs. 0 oz. LOP 14-1/8″. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain 95% + orig blue, silvering at muzzles and high edges, with a few marks and rubs, mostly on right bbl, and rear of rib. Action retains most of what appears to be its orig blue with some silvering on fences and sharp edges. Trigger plate blue is beginning to flake to about 70%. Trigger guard has been re-blued. Top lever is considerably flaked. Buttstock is a possible replacement with lightly refinished wood, and re-cut checkering. Forend is a probable factory refinish of wood and metal. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Trigger works. 4-44141 MGM149 (5,500-6,500)

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1227
Revised: 10/3/2011

Correction: Printed cataloged says Model 12, but it is a Model 21.

b]*SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 21 SKEET GRADE 16 GA SHOTGUN. SN 10703. Cal. 16 ga. 26″ bbls, choked WS-1 and WS-2, red target front sight with steel mid bead. Automatic ejectors and sgl selective trigger. Beavertail forend and straight grip stock of select walnut. LOP: 14″ over Winchester marked solid red recoil pad. Drop at Comb: 1-5/8″. Drop at Heel: 2-3/16″. Slight cast off. Weight: 6 lbs. 14.8 oz. CONDITION: Overall good. Bbls retain about 80% blue with light scratches, right burl has small dent 7-3/4″ from muzzle. Action is 50% blue, fading to gray on the bottom with spots of very fine pitting. Trigger bow has scratches and dings. Bores are bright. Refinished stock and forearm with moderate wear and handling marks. Forearm has hairline crack between iron and rear checkering. Action is tight with sound mechanics. 4-42547 DS32 (3,500-5,500)

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*WINCHESTER MODEL 21 SKEET GUN. SN 12850. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 26″ Barrels have standard Winchester markings. Bottoms of bbls are stamped “WS – 1” and “WS – 2”. Standard action with non-automatic safety is stamped “Skeet” on trigger plate and is fitted with selective single trigger. Crotch figured American walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-1/4″ over red Winchester pad and features standard point pattern checkering with beaded border. Matching beavertail ejector forend has usual J-spring and roller release, with SN stamped on iron and inside of stock in front of iron. Bore diameter: left -.723, right -.729. Bore restrictions: left -.006, right -.004. Wall thickness: left -.035, right -.036. Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7 lbs. 8 oz. LOP 14-1/4″. CONDITION: Excellent, as partially refinished. Bbls retain approx 90% orig blue with some silvering at muzzles, and thinning and browning toward breech. Left side of bbl shows some cleaned pinprick oxidation. There are two thin spots in bluing of bbls, 2-1/2″ back from muzzles. Action retains 80% orig blue, silvered on sharp edges, fences, and on bottom. Orig trigger plate bluing is considerably browned, as is trigger guard. Stocks retain most of an old oil finish with some oil rubbed in over the years, edges slightly rounded. Checkering is slightly worn and darkened. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Trigger works. 4-44142 MGM148 (5,000-6,000)

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*WINCHESTER MODEL 21 DUCK WITH BRILEY TUBES. SN 25985. Cal. 12ga. 32″ bbls, matted, tapered, concave rib, dual ivory sighting beads, Briley screw-in chokes, 3″ chambers, single selective trigger and ejectors. Left side of bbl is marked “MODEL 21-WINCHESTER/TRADEMARK-12 GAUGE 3 IN.” Standard step side receiver, trigger plate is stamped “DUCK” over screw mounted with lightly figured walnut, checkered pistol grip, solid red Win. recoil pad with 1/2″ black spacers. Beaver tail forend with diamond checkering. Bore diameter: left-.728, right-.729. Bore restrictions: left-SC, right-SC. Wall thickness: left-.035, right-.030. Drop at heel: 2-9/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 8lbs 0oz. LOP: 14″. Accompanying gun are a total of 5 Briley tubes with carrying case and wrench. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 95-97% orig blue, some minor thinning and showing gray patina near muzzle, minor small handling marks and typical minor rub mark on bottom from forend. Receiver retains 90-95% orig blue, thinning and blending with gray patina on fences, some flaking and wear on trigger plate blending with gray patina and minor thinning on sharp edges. Stock is sound with nice checkering, some small nicks and dings and retains orig finish. Forend is sound with nice checkering, some minor nicks and scratches and retains orig finish. Mechanics are crisp with automatic safety, strong ejectors and nice shiny bores. 4-41897 BDT220 (2,000-4,000)

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*EXTRAORDINARY SERIAL NUMBER 2 WINCHESTER MODEL 1912 PUMP ACTION SHOTGUN. SN 2. Cal. 20 ga. 25″ bbl with Full choke. The first Winchester 1912’s were received in Winchester warehouse August 30, 1912 and made available January 1913. Only 20 ga guns with 2-1/2″ chambers were available in 1913. Left side of bbl marked “NICKEL STEEL-TRADE MARK/WINCHESTER/REG. IN U.S.A. PAT. OFF. & FGN.-NOV. 1912-20 GA.-FULL”. Right side of bbl marked “MANUFACTURED BY THE WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN.CONNECTICUT.U.S.A./PAT. JULY 21, 1896. FEB.22, JUNE 14, 1898. SEPT 7, 1909. MAY 17, 24, 31. JUNE 7, 14, 28. JULY 5, 12, 1910.” Brass bead front sight. This early production gun is made without the alignment arrows on the bottom of receiver extension and mag. Short grooved pump handle and 1st style pistol grip stock of quarter-sawn black walnut. LOP: 13-5/8″ over orig Winchester hard rubber buttplate. Weight: 6 lbs. 6 oz. CONDITION: Overall very fine. Exceptional condition for early gun with metal surfaces retaining 90-95% orig blue with light edge wear, mag tube wear and fine scratches. Stock and forearm have good orig finish with scattered handling marks and area of finish wear at pistol grip and on slide handle. Smooth sound action with excellent bright bore. Suitable for the most advanced Model 12 collection. 4-42542 DS31 (17,500-22,500)

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*FINELY ENGRAVED AND GOLD INLAID WINCHESTER MODEL 42. SN 79264. Cal. 410. 26″ Ventilated rib bbl is stamped with typical Winchester nomenclature on left side, and “Full”. This finely finished custom gun is engraved with exceptionally well cut and nicely shaded large scroll on sides of action, framing vignettes of dogs and game birds; a pair of pointers with flushing partridge on left, and quatro of ducks flying over marsh on right. SN is inlaid in gold on bottom of action and bbl mount. (Consignor states that work is by Thierry Duguet.) Bolt and carrier have been engine-turned. Beautifully flame figured American walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 13-7/8″ over Winchester hard rubber buttplate. Point pattern checkering has broad beaded border. Wood and checkering of large forend match buttstock. Bore diameter at muzzle: .392. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 6 lbs. 1 oz. LOP 13-7/8″. CONDITION: Excellent, showing little use since work completed, with only a few minor marks on wood and metal. Bore is excellent. Action is crisp. A very appealing custom. 4-42498 MGM250 (3,500-5,000)

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*CUSTOM WINCHESTER MODEL 12 PIGEON GRADE TRAP. SN 251048. Cal. 12 ga. 30″ Ventilated rib nickel-steel barrel, full choke, marked with typical Winchester nomenclature on both sides of rib. A pigeon is engraved on bottom of bbl housing, with SN. Bottom of action is stamped “Trap”. Action is engraved with shaded large scroll framing gold inlaid scenes of dogs and game birds with pair of pointers in open woodlands flushing gold grouse on left side of receiver, and four ducks flushing from marsh on right, in number 5 pattern. Receiver engraving has been enhanced, and is much higher quality than factory. Engraving on bbl appears to be factory. Nicely crotch figured American walnut steel capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-3/4″ over red Winchester white line pad. Fleur de lis checkering with uncheckered ribbons through pattern, has finely checkered panel behind grip, as counterpoint. Matching forend does not have fine checkering. Bore diameter: .729. Bore restriction: .024. Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/4″. Weight: 8 lbs. 6 oz. LOP 14-3/4″. CONDITION: Excellent, as refurbished, metal retaining all of its custom blue. Stocks retain nearly all of what appears to be their orig finish, with some lifting around butt, and some chips and scratches. Bore is excellent. Action smooth. 4-42650 MGM279 (4,000-6,000)

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*ANGELO BEE CUSTOM ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 12 28 GA SHOTGUN. SN 751936. Cal. 28 ga. 28″ bbl. Exquisite full coverage custom engraving by master engraver Angelo Bee. Right panel has game scene featuring a pointing dog and pheasant,left panel features rising quail and pointing dogs, with balance of receiver covered by foliate scroll and accented with two-color gold inlay borders. Gold filled proof mark and SN. Muzzle has gold band with wedges of scroll engraving. Magazine band has banner of scroll engraving and engraved screw heads. Bbl extension has pigeon on bottom with two-colored gold filled SN and border around foliate scroll on upper portion. Hand matted vent rib with large oval stand-offs having Bradley front bead sight. Receiver has hand matted duckbill rib extension. Game scenes have fine coin finish with balance of gun having finely polished blue finish. Bbl marking “MADE IN NEW HAVEN, CONN. U.S. OF AMERICA/WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL – WINCHESTER TRADE MARK – MODEL 12 – 28 GA. – 2 7/8 CHAM.” with gold filled MOD choke marking underneath ga marking. Jeweled bolt and carrier. Mag band is marked “16”, shell stop is marked “28”. Style B carved extension slide handle and pistol grip field stock of outstanding fancy black walnut with rich orange and brown tones. Stock has large hard rubber grip cap. LOP: 14″ over Winchester hard rubber buttplate. CONDITION: Very fine as custom built. Near excellent professional quality metal finish. Near excellent filled satin wood finish. Sound mechanics. Very good bore. 4-42481 DS71 (7,000-10,000)

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*WINCHESTER MODEL 42 STANDARD GRADE. SN 152452. (1962) Cal. .410 ga. 26″ Plain bbl is marked with standard Winchester nomenclature, and “For Modified Choke”. Standard blued action is stamped with SN. Plain American walnut un-checkered pistol grip buttstock measures 14″ over Winchester composition buttplate. Full forend has 14 grooves. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 5 lbs. 15 oz. LOP 14″. CONDITION: Excellent. All metal parts retain 95% orig blue, silvered on sharp edges. Stocks retain nearly all their orig finish with a few minor marks. Bore is excellent. A fine example of this desirable classic. 4-38895 MGM85 (1,000-1,500)

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*VERY RARE 28 GAUGE WINCHESTER MODEL 12 SKEET GUN. SN 746699. (1936) Cal. 28 ga. 2-7/8” Chambers. 26” Matted rib barrel is after market fitted with Cutts compensator with standard Winchester markings, and is also stamped “Skeet”. Original 28 ga. receiver has matted top surface. Nicely crotch figured American walnut full capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/2” over plastic Winchester buttplate. Large forend has deluxe Winchester checkering. Drop at heel: Approx 2-9/16”, drop at comb: Approx 1-1/2” . Weight: 7 lbs. 8 oz. CONDITION: Excellent, as refinished. Metal retains most of a good quality blue. Buttstock appears to be an uncheckered replacement. Grip cap is stamped steel. Forend has orig finish with numerous marks. Checkering is slightly worn. Bore is excellent. Action is smooth. 4-44143 MGM147 (5,500-6,500)

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*WINCHESTER MODEL 12 FIELD GRADE SHOTGUN. SN 1419245. Cal. 16 ga. Plain bbl measuring 26″ over the Poly choke, ventilated adjustable choke. Bbl is marked full denoting the orig choke. Brass front bead with aluminum ramp mounted on Poly choke base. Flat bottom style grooved walnut forend, pistol grip walnut buttstock. LOP: 13-7/8″. CONDITION: Good. Bbl is 90% re-blued metal, some remaining very fine pitting, with light scratches. Receiver flats have vertical polishing marks, as done with orig finish. Stock and forearm have orig finish with light handling marks & scratches and spots of worn finish. Action is sound and properly timed, bbl adjustment is solid with ring in its first notches with a very good bright bore. 4-42091 DS1 (4,000-6,000)

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*WINCHESTER MODEL 101 “GRAND EUROPEAN” TRAP WITH CASE. SN K423939. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 30″ Mono-bloc bbls with matted, ventilated rib, and ventilated side ribs, are marked with all correct Winchester nomenclature. Coin finished action fitted with non-automatic safety and selective single trigger, is engraved with nearly full coverage medium scroll with rose bouquet highlights on sides and bottom, which is also marked “Grand European”. Nicely flame figured American walnut full pistol grip buttstock with 28 LPI borderless checkering, measures 14-3/4″ over black Winchester solid pad. Large, matching, slightly Schnabeled forend has long Deeley type release. Bore diameter: top -.728, bottom -.728. Bore restrictions: top -.030, bottom -.020. Wall thickness: top -.032, bottom -.036. Drop at heel: 1-13/16″, drop at comb: 1-5/16″. Weight: 8 lbs. 5 oz. LOP 14-3/4″. Winchester diamond grade canvas case is lined in tan patterned cloth, and contains a pair of snap caps and instruction sheet. CONDITION: Excellent, near new, with assembly and dis-assembly marks on metal, and one or 2 minor marks in wood. Mechanically excellent. Case is fine. Exterior has remnants of plastic bag and cardboard stuck on one end. Interior is excellent. 4-42646 MGM276 (1,800-2,200)

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*HIGH GRADE PRESENTATION MARLIN MODEL 19. SN 136904. Cal. 12 ga. 28″ Top matted barrel, left side is engraved “Special Smokeless Steel” with Marlin address and patent dates up to “November 29, 1904”. Blued action is nicely engraved with scroll, and pair of pigeons on bolt. Left side of action has circles of shaded scroll, with scroll tendrils surrounding large oval center, which is engraved “Dr. C. C. Manning” “Champion Wing Shot” “Rifle – Pistol – Shot Gun” “U. S. A.” Brief Google search gives no indication of this championship or Mr. Manning. Nicely figured American walnut semi-pistol grip buttstock measures 13-1/2″ over checkered composition buttplate with central motif of pair of setters. Stock features ogee stopped grip, and 20 LPI point pattern checkering with double line border. Matching forend is also of highly figured walnut. Bore diameter: .722. Bore restriction: .000. Wall thickness: .055. Drop at heel: Approx 2-3/8″ , drop at comb: Approx 1-15/16″. Weight: 7 lbs. 14 oz. LOP 13-1/2″. CONDITION: Fine, as partially refinished. Bbl retains most of an old reblack. Magazine tube heavily silvered with traces of blue. Action retains 30 – 40% of its orig charcoal blue, pleasingly silvered and browned. Stocks retain most of an oil refinish, checkering re-cut. Bore is fine, with some minor frosting. Action is smooth. 4-42649 MGM291 (1,500-2,200)

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*EARLY FEATHERLIGHT ITHACA MODEL 37 PUMP SHOTGUN. SN 628997-4. Cal. 12 ga. 30″ full coke plain bbl, Raybar front sight, 2-3/4″ chamber. Left side bbl at chamber marked “ITHACA GUN CO., INC. ITHACA.N.Y. – MODEL 37/FEATHERLIGHT USE 12 GA – 2 3/4 SHELLS ONLY – MADE U.S.A.” Lower left side is stamped “FULL”. Bottom right side bbl is stamped “628997-4″ matching the SN stamped on front right side receiver. Standard receiver with serrated top center and matte finish across top, roll engraved on left side with three ducks in flight over water, right side with setter and two pheasants in flight in field scene. Mounted with lightly figured walnut, uncheckered pistol grip, brown Pachmyr vented recoil pad and corncob shaped forend with 16 rings. LOP 14-1/8”. Weight is 6 lbs 15 oz. PROVENANCE: Dr. Edmund Lewis Collection CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl retains most of its orig factory blue with a few very tiny specks of faint surface oxidation and a couple usual tiny scratches. Receiver retains most of its factory orig blue with a few fine handling marks. Stock is sound with a few faint handling marks and retains virtually all of its orig finish. Forend is sound with a couple faint handling marks and retains orig finish. Mag tube and slide bar have most orig finish with faint rub line. Mechanics are crisp with bright shiny bore as gun appears to have seen very little use. 4-41358 BDT90 (300-500)

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*SCARCE 28 GA. ITHACA 4E NID WITH SINGLE TRIGGER AND BEAVERTAIL FOREND. SN 467621. Cal. 28 ga. 2-7/8″ Chambers. 26″ Barrels are marked on bottom with grade, SN, and chamber length on engine-turned flats. Case hardened later NID action without cocking indicators has standard Ithaca markings and 4E engraving. Miller style single trigger selects with safety button. Crotch figured American walnut pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over Ithaca type sunburst pad with aluminum base plate. Checkering is of typical 4E fleur de lis style. Long beavertail ejector forend has point pattern checkering at front. Bore diameter: left -.550, right -.551. Bore restrictions: left -.012, right -.006. Wall thickness: left -.030, right -.030. Drop at heel: 2-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs. 12 oz. LOP 14-1/2″. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain 80% orig blue, thinning at normal wear points. Rear portion of rib has lifted, re-soldering has been attempted, but it needs to be correctly done. Action retains 40 – 50% orig case color, the balance fading to mottled pewter gray. Trigger guard may have been re-blued at one time with most finish remaining. Top lever is considerably silvered at thumbpiece. Stocks retain what is likely an old re-varnish over orig varnish, checkering somewhat dirty and worn, but not re-cut. Face of pad has been sanded removing any marking. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Ejectors and trigger work. A great example of this extremely scarce Ithaca variation. Records indicate only ten 28 ga NID’s were made in this grade. 4-42241 MGM56 (10,000-15,000)

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Revised: 9/8/2011

CORRECTION: Correct serial number is330133

*SCARCE 20 GAUGE ITHACA 6 E. SN 330133-6. Cal. 20 ga. 2-1/2″ Chambers. 24″ Barrels are stamped with “Ithaca Gun Co.” and “Ithaca, N.Y. U.S.A.” on tops. There are 1-1/4″ triangles of scroll engraving at breech ends. Bbl flats are engraved with SN and “6”. Case hardened Flues action has late style shaded acanthus engraving with gold inlaid dogs within ovals on each side. Bottom of action has matching engraving with stylized eagle motif at tip of floorplate above which is “Made in U.S.A.” Action features automatic safety, gold-plated and checkered double triggers, and automatic ejectors. Stump figured American walnut horn capped semi-pistol grip buttstock measures 15″ over ribbed horn buttplate. Side panels and grip are checkered in fleur de lis style with ribbons through pattern. Matching fancy border checkered splinter ejector forend has J-spring and push-button release. SN and some scroll are engraved on iron. Bore diameter: left -.608, right -.610. Bore restrictions: left -.003, right -.003. Wall thickness: left -.040, right -.036. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs. 6 oz. LOP 15″. PROVENANCE: Walt Snyder relates that Ithaca factory records show this gun having been manufactured 12/1/20 with 26″ bbls. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain 60 – 70% of old re-blue, silvering and graying around action and forend. Engraving is slightly washed. New locking bit has been fitted in rear lump. Action retains a considerable amount of case color, but is mostly a very pleasing silver. Case color is fairly strong behind fences and rear of trigger plate. Stocks retain most of an old refinish, checkering good, with some oil rubbed in. Bores are excellent. Right bbl has a small dent 2″ back from muzzle. Action is tight. Right bbl is slightly off face. Ejectors are in time. 4-42372 MGM97 (8,000-12,000)

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*20 GA. ITHACA 4E NID SINGLE TRIGGER EJECTOR WITH VENTILATED RIB AND BEAVERTAIL FOREND. SN 436776. Cal. 20 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. This fine condition gun with every option that could be ordered, has 30″ bbls with raised ventilated rib giving single sighting plane. Bbl flats are engine-turned and marked with SN and grade. Bottoms of bbls are stamped “Best Fluid Steel”. Case hardened action is engraved with standard 4E pattern. Single trigger is of Miller type with selector in safety button. Crotch figured American walnut pistol grip buttstock has standard fleur de lis checkering and measures 14-1/8″ over original Ithaca sunburst pad. Bore diameter: left -.613, right -.612. Bore restrictions: left -.012, right -.003. Wall thickness: left -.036, right -.040. Drop at heel: 2-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 7 lbs. 12 oz. LOP 14-1/8″. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain nearly all of their orig blue with only slight silvering at muzzles and some thinning. Action retains nearly all its orig case hardening color, thinning and silvering at bottom. Blue of trigger guard is silver at grip, and thinning on bow. Stocks retain nearly all of their orig high luster finish with a few minor marks, and a scuff on left side panel. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Ejectors and trigger work. A very fine example of this scarce American classic. 4-42242 MGM55 (4,000-7,000)

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*ITHACA NID 5E WITH VENTILATED RIB, SINGLE TRIGGER, AND BEAVERTAIL FOREND. SN 457500. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 30″ Barrels are fitted with raised ventilated rib giving single sighting plane. Engine-turned bbl flats are stamped with SN and grade. Bottom of bbls are stamped “Best Fluid Steel”. Case hardened NID action has pin type cocking indicators and is engraved in standard 5E manner with gold inlaid birds on either side of action. Miller type single trigger has selector combined with safety button. Nicely figured American walnut pistol grip buttstock measures 14-3/4″ over “White Line” pad. Silver stock shield is engraved with initials “GFE”. Checkering is of 3 grade fleur de lis style. Early type short beavertail forend has 5 grade checkering style. Bore diameter: left -.729, right -.729. Bore restrictions: left -.032, right -.020. Wall thickness: left -.032, right -.034. Drop at heel: 1-9/16″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 8 lbs. 9 oz. LOP 14-3/4″. PROVENANCE: Letter from Walter Snyder with factory description of this gun being shipped to J. W. MeGee with a note on invoice “Marked for Orville L. Lee” along with owners notes relating history of gun as he knows it. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain most of their orig blue, silvered on sharp edges, and thinning, with a few areas where rust has been cleaned (mostly on side of left bbl). Action retains 70% orig case color, silvering mostly on bottom edges from normal wear and handling. Trigger guard retains most of its orig blue, silvered on edges and at grip. Top lever is considerably silvered at thumbpiece. Screws show use. Stocks retain most of their orig finish, with numerous minor marks, and considerable frosting from contact with storage sock in case. Bores are excellent. Action is tight with lever considerably right of center. Ejectors and trigger work. A very fine example of this scarce gun. It is estimated that only 155 Grade 5 NID’s were made. 4-40353 MGM58 (5,000-6,250)

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*VERY FINE ITHACA NID 4E WITH SINGLE TRIGGER, VENTILATED RIB, AND BEAVERTAIL FOREND. SN 454479. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 30″ Barrels with raised ventilated rib are stamped with SN and grade marking on engine-turned bbl flats. Bottoms of bbls are stamped “Best Fluid Steel”. Case hardened NID action has pin cocking indicators, and is engraved in typical 4E style. Birds have been gold washed. Action is fitted with Miller type single trigger with selector incorporated with safety button. Well figured American walnut pistol grip buttstock measures 14″ over Ithaca marked sunburst pad. Checkering is of typical 4E style with double fleur de lis. Long beavertail forend is also checkered in 4E style. Bore diameter: left -.733, right -.732. Bore restrictions: left -.035, right -.037. Wall thickness: left -.028, right -.027. Drop at heel: 1-7/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 8 lbs. 3 oz. LOP 14″. PROVENANCE: Consignors letter stating history of this gun as he knows it attached to letter from Walter Snyder showing it was shipped to Cleveland Gun and Tackle Shop. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain nearly all their orig blue, with a few minor marks, rubs, and thinning. Action retains 70 – 80% orig case hardening color, silvered around fences and on bottom. Stocks retain nearly all of a shiny varnish finish with a few minor marks. Incipient crack is in forend running from front of latch into checkering. Pad is a correct replacement. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. (Hook shows evidence of having been welded and re-fit.) Ejectors and trigger work. A fine 4E trap gun with every available option. 4-40352 MGM59 (3,750-4,750)

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*ITHACA NID 4E SINGLE TRIGGER WITH VENTILATED RIB. SN 439401. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 28″ Barrels with high raised ventilated rib and engine turned bbl flats are stamped with grade and SN. “Best Fluid Steel” is stamped on bottoms of bbls. Early case hardened NID action with pin cocking indicators, is engraved with typical grade 4 rendition of scrolled acanthus and game birds. SN is on trigger guard tang. Action is fitted with Miller single trigger with selector incorporated into safety button, as was typical for Ithaca guns of this period. Nicely figured American walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/4″ over red Ithaca sunrise pad with aluminum base plate. Stock features typical 4E fleur de lis checkering, and vacant gold oval on toe line. Splinter ejector forend has inset ebony tip. SN and grade are stamped on wood in front of iron. Bore diameter: left -.729, right -.730. Bore restrictions: left -.018, right -.002. Wall thickness: left -.028, right -.028. Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 7 lbs. 12 oz. LOP 14-1/4″. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain nearly all of what appears to be orig blue, with some blue added. Rib is silvered on sharp edges. Action retains 30 – 40% orig case hardening color, strong where protected, balance a pleasing hand-worn silver. Stocks retain most of their orig varnish finish, crazed and with some light scratches, marks, and chips near oval. Checkering is slightly worn. Forend end finish is considerably more worn from carrying. Bore is excellent. Action is tight. Top lever is considerably right of center. Ejectors are in time. Trigger works. It is estimated that fewer than 560 grade 4 NID’s were made. The 28″ barrels of this particular gun are atypical. 4-42546 MGM216 (3,500-5,500)

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1246

*28 GA. ITHACA NID GRADE 1 WITH SINGLE TRIGGER. SN 459123. Cal. 28 ga. 2-7/8″ Chambers. 26″ Barrels. Standard NID grade 1 markings and engraving. Action has cocking indicators. Nicely figured American walnut straight grip stock measures 14-1/4″ over Ithaca buttplate. Gun is fitted with Ithaca single trigger and splinter forend. Bore diameter: left -.549, right -.549. Bore restrictions: left -.020, right -.008. Wall thickness: left -.030, right -.028. Drop at heel: 2-3/4″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs. 9 oz. LOP 14-1/4″. PROVENANCE: Informational letter from consignor with history of this gun as he knows it. CONDITION: Excellent, as refinished. Bbls retain 60 – 70% orig blue, silvered at muzzles, thinning and browning overall. Action retains nearly all of a correct color re-hardening. Forend iron and trigger guard retain most of their re-blue. Stocks retain nearly all of a well done oil finish, checkering re-cut. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Single trigger works. It is estimated that 42 28 ga Grade 1 NID’s were made. 4-40354 MGM57 (3,500-4,500)

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1247

*ITHACA CLASSIC DOUBLES COMPETITION STAR MODEL WITH CASE. SN 471122. Cal. 20 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 30″ Chopper lump bbls with concave matted rib, have ICD name and address on tops. Bbl flats are stamped with chamber length, proofs, choke restrictions and SN. Case hardened action features non-automatic safety and single selective trigger with selector rocker at front of trigger. Water table is stamped with SN, gauge, “Made in USA”, and is engraved “S. C. # 1” (Star Competition #1). Action is engraved with very nicely cut deep geometric borders with scrolled highlights. Sides and bottom of action as well as hinge pin ends are emblazoned with classic Ithaca star. Bottom of action is also inlaid in gold “Ithaca Competition”. Light colored, nicely streaked, and well figured European walnut full capped pistol grip buttstock measures 15-3/8″ over brown leather covered pad. Borderless checkering is in classic 4 E fleur de lis style with ribbons through pattern. Matching long splinter ejector forend has ebony forend tip and Deeley type release. Bore diameter: left -.625, right -.625. Bore restrictions: left -.015, right -.006. Wall thickness: left -.035, right -.032. Drop at heel: 2-5/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs. 4 oz. LOP 15-3/8″. Light green canvas Emmebi case has dark tan stitched leather corners and trim. Interior is lined with green cloth, with paper S. R. Lamboy & Co label. Accessories include 28 ga. cartridge holder and keys. CONDITION: Excellent, little used, with a few extractor wipe marks on breech face. Sharp edges of metal are silvering slightly. Three or 4 minor marks are in wood. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Trigger works. Case is excellent, as are label and interior cloth. This model was only made during 2003. These guns are extremely well made, beautifully finished, and hard to find in the marketplace today. 4-42463 MGM158 (6,000-8,000)

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1248

*IVER JOHNSON .410 SINGLE TRIGGER EJECTOR SKEET-ER WITH EXTRA BARRELS. SN S3018E. Cal. .410 ga. 3″ Chambers. Both 26″ bbl sets have raised grooved ribs with Lyman ivory beads, and are identical except bbl flats are stamped with “1” and “2”. No. 1 has choke markings of “0” and “C” and set no. 2 has “C” and “M”. Each set is fitted with its own beavertail forend, also numbered “1” and “2”. Blued action is marked “IVER JOHNSON SKEET-ER” on the left side with “IVER JOHNSON’S ARMS & CYCLE WORKS FITCHBURG, MASSACHUSETTS, U.S.A.” on right. Action is fitted with Miller single trigger with selector incorporated into safety button. Unusual stump figured and marbled American walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over ribbed composition buttplate. Grip is checkered at about 18 LPI with line borders. Matching beavertail ejector forends have three panel checkering and Deeley type releases. Lead weight has been added to bbl channel of forend no. 1. Forend no. 2 has recess excavated, but it appears that lead was never added. Set no. 1: Bore diameters at muzzle: left -.403, right -.403. Wall thickness: left -.028, right -.037. Weight: 6 lbs. 10 oz. Set no. 2: Bore diameter at muzzles: left -.397, right -.387. Wall thickness: left -.042, right -.043. Drop at heel: 2-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs. 5 oz. LOP 14-1/2″. PROVENANCE: Letter from Griffin & Howe with history of this gun as it was originally sold through them in 1935, and re-sold in 1944. CONDITION: Excellent, as refinished. Bbls retain nearly all of an old high quality blue. Action retains most of its re-blue over old pinprick pitting, markings slightly softened. Stocks retain most of an old oil finish over numerous marks, edges slightly rounded. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Trigger works. (It’s a Miller, they always work.) 4-42118 MGM99 (6,000-8,000)

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1249

*ONE-OF-A-KIND ANSLEY H. FOX “DIRECTOR’S SPECIAL” GRADE SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN. SN 121. Cal. 12ga. Outstanding Special Grade Fox shotgun with 30″ bbls, matted, tapered concave rib, dual brass sighting beads, MOD/FULL chokes, 3″ chambers, extractors and dbl triggers. Top of right bbl is marked “KRUPP FLUID STEEL MADE TO ORDER BY” and left bbl “THE A.H. FOX GUN CO. PHILA. PA.” Muzzles have fine bands of border engraving and chambers have 2-1/2″ wedge of very fine foliate arabesque scroll engraving. Receiver has beautiful, delicate, early D-style engraving with “ANSLEY H. FOX” in tiny letters in an arc near the top edge on each side. Left side is engraved, in great detail with the small game scene of two feeding quail in a field scene with forest in the background. Right side is engraved to match with two feeding woodcock in a marsh scene with wooded background. Bottom of receiver is engraved with the large round vignette of two setters on point in a woodland scene with split-rail fence in foreground. Balance of engraving is very light, delicate foliate arabesque scrolls with about 50% coverage over the entire receiver. Top tang is made without safety. Trigger bow is engraved with nearly full coverage, extremely fine foliate arabesque scrolls overlaid with inlaid “F.J. Barthmaier” in fine gold script, likely a replication of his signature. Mounted with hand-crafted replacement stock of highly figured walnut, by David Trevallion that has checkered side panels, checkered round knob pistol grip, solid red Silvers pad and a matching checkered splinter forend with fluted ebony tip insert. Forend iron is engraved to match. Bore diameter: left -.728, right -.728. Bore restrictions: left -.032, right -.015. Wall thickness: left -.046, right -.045. Drop at heel: 1-7/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7lbs. 3oz. LOP 14-1/2″. Very little is known about Frank J. Barthmaier’s life beyond the fact that in 1906 the Philadelphia City Directory lists him as the Secretary of the A.H. Fox Gun Co. In 1907 during the reorganization from the Philadelphia Arms Corp. and reincorporation in Pennsylvania as the Fox Gun Co., Mr. Barthmaier is listed as the Secretary and a member of the Board of Directors with 133 shares of stock. By 1908 he is listed as the Secretary/Treasurer and Board member. It was during this time that a series of special shotguns were produced for the Directors of the company, including a CSE Grade, No. 35 built for Director Louis H. Eisenlohr which was offered at auction in the Fall of 2007 by Julia’s. That this fabulous shotgun was especially made for Mr. Barthmaier and is a one of a kind is beyond doubt. The engraving, like that on the Eisenlohr gun, is unique unto itself by a very talented engraver. Also, without doubt, is the fact that this shotgun has been faithfully re-wooded by Trevallion, in the highest traditions & skills of the stock maker’s art. The wood to metal fit is as perfect as man could make it and replicates the stock found on Eisenlohr’s Fox No. 35 exactly. A part of Fox Shotgun History. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain about 99% of a fine factory-quality restored blue finish with just a couple minor nicks & scratches. Receiver retains traces of orig case colors, mostly in protected areas, with the balance a silver-gray patina blending with faded and worn orig colors. Stock is sound with sharp checkering, a couple of tiny handling marks and retains all of its fine hand-rubbed oil finish. Forend is sound with sharp checkering, a couple minor handling marks and retains all of its fine hand-rubbed oil finish. Triggers & mechanics are crisp, made without safety with bright shiny bores. 4-39887 (12,500-17,500)

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*VERY FINE A. H. FOX DE GRADE MADE FOR PANAMA PACIFIC EXPOSITION. SN 19457. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 30″ Krupp steel bbls are marked “Krupp Fluid Steel Made By” “A. H. Fox Gun Co, Phila PA” on tops. There are 3″ triangles of scroll engraving at breech ends. Bbl flats are engraved with SN and grade, and stamped “Fox Proof”. Krupp steel markings are on bottom. Case hardened action is engraved with early style shaded open scroll with pairs of birds on each side of action and dogs on bottom. Action is fitted with Fox Kautzky single trigger, and is one of the earliest guns so fitted, as the trigger was adopted by Fox in 1914. Very fine flame figured and nicely streaked European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-5/8″ over solid Silvers type pad. (Factory records indicate gun was shipped with “No Buttplate” and length of stock was 13-3/4″.) Very nicely executed D style checkering is at 24 LPI. Unusual, long, slender splinter forend has inset horn tip with patent information and SN engraved on iron. Bore diameter: left -.730, right -.729. Bore restrictions: left -.032, right -.033. Wall thickness: left -.032, right -.029. Drop at heel: 2-5/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7 lbs. 7 oz. LOP 14-5/8″. PROVENANCE: Letters from J. T. Callahan describing gun, and copy of original “build” card with specifications and finish date of “June 24, 1915” for “Exposition”. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain nearly all of a very high quality re-black with one or 2 very minor marks. Action retains 85% case color, silvered mostly on fences and on bottom in normal areas of wear. Stocks retain nearly all of what appears to be their orig finish with some oil rubbed in over the years, with a number of minor marks and small dings. Finish is wearing through at bottom of forend. Checkering shows slight wear, and has not been re-cut. There is an incipient 3/4″ crack in bottom of forend near iron. Overall this is a very appealing gun, and shows the obvious care taken in preparation for its display at the Pan-Pac Exposition of 1915. 4-38870 MGM96 (7,500-12,500)

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*RALPH VALLER’S FOX FE UPGRADE WITH EXTRA BARRELS AND CASE. SN 160842. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. Factory records indicate that this late production gun was first shipped in 1938, and then again in 1939. There is a note on the original tag “Deliver from Stevens to Mr. Davidson, 12/1/41”. Davidson was works manager at Savage in Utica at this time. It is the opinion of Savage Arms historian, Rowe S. Clark that the gun was upgraded to FE at this time. Ralph Valler was the foreman of the double gun department at Stevens in Chicopee Falls. 26″ and 28″ Barrels. 26″ Barrels are stamped “Special Alloy” “Forged Steel” and with Savage Arms Utica address on tops. Bbl flats are stamped with SN and bbls are fitted with Sterlingworth type spring fastener. 28″ Barrels are stamped with chamber length and Savage Chicopee Falls address on tops. Bbl flats have SN 22696 and grade engraved. Case hardened Sterlingworth action has automatic safety and is fitted with gold-plated selective single trigger. Action is engraved in typical F style. “Ralph Valler” is in swag on trigger guard bow. XXXX Crotch figured American walnut buttstock measures 14-3/8″ over leather covered pad. Borderless checkering is fleur de lis style. Each bbl set has its own forend, 26″ bbls having beavertail, and 28″ a splinter with Deeley type release. 26″ Barrel set: Bore diameter: left -.734, right -.728. Bore restrictions: left -.026, right -.005. Wall thickness: left -.019, right -.025. Drop at heel: 2-5/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7 lbs. 6 oz. LOP 14-3/8″. 28″ Barrel set: Bore diameter: left -.734, right -.734. Bore restrictions: left -.025, right -.020. Wall thickness: left -.052, right -.042. Weight: 7 lbs. 15 oz. High quality oak and leather case with brass corners is lined with dark green cloth with black leather gold embossed Fox label, with space for both sets of bbls, and includes the key. PROVENANCE: Letter from Savage historian outlining available factory records, and photocopy of orig work tags. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain nearly all of what appears to be their orig blue, 28″ bbls are a bit brighter. Action retains 95% case hardening colors, silvered slightly on high edges and fences. Stocks retain most of their oil finish, slightly thinned in some areas. Buttstock finish and checkering do not quite match forends, possibly re-stocked. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Lever is slightly right of center. Ejectors are in time. Trigger works. Case is excellent. Exterior leather has slightly darkened. 4-38880 MGM82 (7,000-12,000)

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*STRIKING CSM FE SPECIAL FOX SHOTGUN. SN F205738. Cal. 410. 3 inch chambers. 26″ Krupp fluid steel bbls, choked FULL/FULL. Made to order A.H. Fox by Connecticut Shotgun Manufacturing of New Britain, Ct. Ivory front and mid beads. Double triggers, ejectors. Full coverage FE engraving by Richard Roy, featuring gold inlaid grouse and woodcocks. Bbls have wedges of scroll engraving with gold bands in breech and muzzle areas featuring gold lightning bolts. Splinter forearm with rosewood tip, straight grip stock of fancy thin shell walnut with good color contrast and distinctive black streak marbling. Fine segmented fleur de lis checkering. LOP: 14-1/2″ over fleur de lis checkered butt. Drop at Comb: 1-1/2″ Drop at Heel: 2-1/2″ Weight: 5 lbs. 8 oz. Accompanied by leather covered case with maker’s label containing oil bottle, snap caps and hang tag. CONDITION: Very fine.  Rust blued bbls and case colored action with excellent orig finish.  Stock and forearm have high luster filled finish with a few light handling marks.  Crisp mechanics.  Very good bright bores.  Case in very good condition with a few minor handling scuffs. 4-42482 DS72 (17,500-22,500)

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*20 GAUGE A. H. FOX AE GAME GUN. SN 202435. Cal. 20 ga. 2-1/2″ Chambers. 28″ Chromox steel bbls with Fox Philadelphia address on top are stamped with “A”, SN, and Fox proofs on flats. Case hardened typical grade “A” action with all correct markings features automatic safety and double triggers. Lightly figured American walnut semi-pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/4″ over ribbed hard rubber buttplate. Stock has typical checkering and side panels. Typical matching splinter ejector forend has Fox’s Deeley type release. Bore diameter: left -.617, right -.620 Bore restrictions: left -.010, right -.005. Wall thickness: left -.024, right -.027. Drop at heel: 3″, drop at comb: 1-3/4″. Weight: 5 lbs. 14 oz. LOP 14-1/4″. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain 90% orig blue with some areas showing cleaning and browning. Action retains 50 – 60% orig case hardening color, strong in protected areas, balance being pewter gray with some spotting. Stocks retain most of what appears to be their orig finish with some added oil, worn through in many areas. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Lever is still right of center. Ejectors are in time. 4-42548 MGM215 (4,000-5,000)

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*EARLY AH FOX BE STRAIGHT GRIP. SN 14843. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 26″ Krupp steel bbls have Fox Philadelphia address. Bbl flats are marked with SN and grade. Blued action has early style B engraving with 30% coverage of scroll and birds on each side of action, which is also engraved “Ansley H. Fox”. Nicely marbled and quilted figure European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-1/8″ over black “Old English” rifle pad over 1/4″ spacer. Length of wood is 13-1/4″. Stylized point pattern checkering has line border, and side panels are also checkered. Splinter ejector forend with Deeley type release is marked “Patents Pending” on iron. Bore diameter: left -.724, right -.724. Bore restrictions: left -.017, right -.007. Wall thickness: left -.035, right -.035. Drop at heel: 2-5/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs. 14 oz. LOP 14-1/8″. CONDITION: Fine, as refinished. Bbls retain most of an old rust blue, silvering on high points, slightly thinned near grip. Engraving is sharp but thin. Action retains 50 – 60% of an old blue finish, pleasingly silvered around bottom and on fences from carrying and use. Stocks retain most of an old oil finish with numerous small marks and dings, sharp edges slightly rounded. Bores are excellent, slightly hazy, with a 3″ longitudinal mark in right bbl. Action is tight. Top lever is right of center. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. 4-38869 MGM95 (1,500-2,500)

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*SAVAGE FOX STERLINGWORTH 16 GAUGE EJECTOR GUN. SN 372745. Cal. 16 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 28″ Barrels with high matted rib, fitted with 2 Lyman ivory beads, are marked with Savage Utica address. Case hardened small frame has standard engravings and markings. Plain American walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/4″ over ribbed hard rubber buttplate, and features standard checkering. Splinter ejector forend has Sterlingworth spring release. Bore diameter: left -.648, right -.648. Bore restrictions: left -.028, right -.012. Wall thickness: left -.038, right -.035. Drop at heel: 2-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-9/16″. Weight: 6 lbs. 6 oz. LOP 14-1/4″. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain 85% orig blue, thinning on normal wear areas, silvered at muzzles, and around fences, with a few marks and light scratches. Action retains 70 – 80% orig bright case hardening color, silvered on fences, and fading and turning to brown around sides and bottom. Stocks retain most of their orig finish with numerous marks and compressions from handling and use. Checkering remains clean. Piece of white adhesive tape is on grip cap. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. A fine condition, lightweight Fox. 4-42375 MGM126 (1,500-2,500)

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LEFEVER ARMS COMPANY D GRADE EJECTOR GAME GUN. SN 20392. (ca. 1895) Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 30″ Fine Damascus bbls are stamped with SN on bottoms. Unusual action with early type cocking hooks is fitted with what appears to be a very early variation of Lefever ejector, with cocking rods or trips mounted in frame. Action features pivoting bite fastener, Lefever safety that can be rendered inoperable with screw adjustment, ball and socket hinge joint, cocking indicators, and early style locks with sear mounted on plate. Action and lockplates are engraved with Lefever’s typical nicely cut scroll, and especially well engraved dogs and birds. An English setter is on left lockplate, 2 snipe on right, and trigger guard bow is engraved with Springer spaniel retrieving partridge. Triggers are gold-plated. There is no grade designation stamped anywhere on this gun, but engraving conforms to early D style. Beautifully figured and nicely marbled European walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/16″ over old leather-faced Silvers type pad. Point pattern checkering has line border. Splinter forend has metal tip and push-button release. Bore diameter: left -.734, right -.735. Bore restrictions: left -.034, right -.005. Wall thickness: left -.045, right -.035. Drop at heel: 3″, drop at comb: 1-3/4″. Weight: 7 lbs. 8 oz. LOP 14-1/16″. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain 80 – 90 % orig Damascus finish, thinning and silvering at points of normal wear, and have one or 2 areas of discoloration from cleaned rust. Action and lockplates retain 40 – 50% orig case color which is quite vivid where protected, the balance has turned to a pleasing smooth silver gray. Stocks retain most of their orig rubbed oil finish with numerous marks and light scratches from normal wear and use. Checkering is slightly worn and dirty. Gun appears essentially as found. Bores are very fine with a few scattered light pits, and some slight frosting. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are slightly out of time. 4-42230 MGM111 (3,500-5,500)

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RARE WHITNEY SAFETY GRADE 3 TRIGGER PLATE ACTION GAME GUN. SN 892. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. These well made American guns are seldom encountered in any grade with higher grades guns being extremely scarce. Probably fewer than 500 guns were ever produced by this company working between 1891-1894. (No relation to E. Whitney) This example has 30″ high quality chain Damascus bbls with flat checkered rib. Rear portion of rib is engraved “Whitney. S. F. A. Co. Florence, Mass. U. S. A.” Bbl flats are stamped “BE” with some what appear to be foreign proof marks. Splinter is stamped “3”. Unusual trigger plate action with unique long safety/ cocking lever leaves springs un-tensioned and therefore the gun is absolutely safe until grip lever is squeezed, Action locks with single under-bolt and Greener crossbolt type top fastener. Case hardened action is nicely polished, and is marked with Whitney name on right and Florence address on left side. Action is engraved with nicely cut scroll flanking vignettes of birds and dogs; a pair of snipe in marsh on left, and quail in meadow on right. Setter is in circle on bottom of action surrounded by patent date of Sept 2, 1884. Water table is stamped with SN and “3”. Finely made nicely marbled European walnut full pistol grip buttstock measures 14-3/8″ over original checkered hard rubber buttplate with Whitney Safety central logo. Point pattern semi-flat top checkering has line border. Hard rubber grip cap has beaded and floral embellishment. Nose of comb is fluted in the same manner as work done by David Kirkwood of Boston. Quality and shaping of stock, as well as checkering, are also similar to his work. Is there a connection between the two firms? Matching, slightly Schnabeled, splinter forend has inlaid ebony tip and spring tension roller fastener. Bore diameter: left -.721, right -.720. Bore restrictions: left -.033, right -.003. Wall thickness: left -.043, right -.043. Drop at heel: 2-3/4″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 8 lbs. 1 oz. LOP 14-3/8″. CONDITION: Excellent, as found. Bbls retain 90 – 95% orig Damascus pattern with some slight silvering and a few marks, and has browned slightly, especially around forend. Action retains a considerable amount of orig case hardening color which was never very bright. Action is mostly bright silver with some browning around bottom. Trigger plate and top lever retain over 95% orig bright charcoal blue, with 60% on trigger guard. Safety lever retains considerable amount of its orig charcoal blue, but has flaked and browned over most of the grip area. Stocks retain nearly all of their orig French polish finish, which has crazed slightly overall, with numerous small marks and stains. Toe of buttplate has chipped off and a bit of stock wood at toe is missing. Repaired piece approx 2-1/2″ x 3/16″ is on left front of forend. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny throughout. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Screw slots show use. 4-38732 MGM135 (2,000-4,000)

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